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MYSTERIES OF THE OCEAN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

mysteries of the ocean. Everyone knows that sailors get the credit of spinning yarns so tough (lint no aim will swallow Uicm ex empt the Marines, who arc popular ly. .supposed to bo gullible enough to swallow anything. But it is doubt ful if tlie toughest sailor's yarn ever conceived could possibly he one whit more amazing or incredible than nie many well attested /nets, TIIIO CASH 01'' THE ItKSOi A'E.N". The brig llesolven, left in August 1H8I, with a crew of eleven all lolil. Knrly in the morning of the Ifiiril liny after leaving port sho m,» discovered by II. JI. gunboat .Mallard cjtiitu deserted. The com mander of the Mallard had his at lentioii drawn to.her owing to the strtmgenesfi of her heiuwiour. On hailing her and getting no re ply'a boat was sent aboard her. So fur us i-ould be seen everything was in proper order. Her log-book was posted to within six hours of being Mglitcd by the gunboat. 'J'Jie galley tire uvts alight, and both the binnacle himp and side lights were bur...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Teaching French with Mirrors. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

Teaching French with Mirrors. A teacher at the Tottenham Gram mar School adopts a very effective method of touching French to boys. Knglisii children find great difficulty with the French pronunciation. Their own tongue is so complex, both in s; riling' and in pronunciation, that a simple Latin tongue like French comes to them as a surprise. The teacher in question hit upon the idea of getting up a series of sound charts, each of which teaches with the aid of designs and dia grams, the way in which the Hps should be opened and U\« tongue placed to form the sound rrf a French vowel, > whether accented or not. The series include two charts for a "(open or closed), three for e (e, o, e), one, for i. two for o, etc, and .other charts for the real diphthongs (ie, oi, etc.), and the false (eu, ou, etc)., .. The pupils carry a little mirror to class, and, placing themselves in turn before, the chart, they try, by comparing the image of their own mouths with the diagram, to give the corr...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Behind His Back. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

Behind His Back. T The pair of spectacles here depict ed nrc made on a principle that was invented by u famous Austrian dctcetive. They are intended to enable the wearer lo see what is go ing on behind him, without his be ing obliged to turn his head, , The glasses of the spectacles nre each made up of two parts. The upper portions are of plain glass ; the lower portions ore really small looking-glasses, those having a cur ved surface, so that the reflections seen in them shall lie magnified, and I so be more .easily made out. | The detective who figures In the picture is meant, in, snv, a fashion able hotel, to be standing, presum ably, attentively examining a pic ture that is'hanging on the wall. Tu reality, lie is keeping a watch on a party of people'grouped behind him, and who are quite unaware, that he is observing them. For the purpose of clearer pictorial explanation, the two separate por tions of each glass have been con trasted by having the lower or mir ror portion shaded....

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
EYEBROWS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

EYEBROWS. Eye-brows that arc lighter in col our than the hair are usually a sign of weak constitution, but eye-brows darker than the hair generally go with a vigorous mind and body, more especially when they are bu>hy and tufted. As a general rule the closer the eyebrows lie to the eyes, the greater are the powers of concentration, I though sometimes such brows are as sociated with a suspicious nature. Well-arched eyebrows are u sign of artistic, agreeable temperament, but when they lie far awav from the eyes the' owner is often most unreliable. If the eyebrows, instead of droop ing at the end, turn upwards to wards the temples, their possessor is likely to have a strong sense of hu mour, and is likely, to make a name as a comedian, or as a humorous artist or writer. From time immemoriul, eyebrows that meet across the nose have been associated with a passionate, and even a murderous temperament. Persons with little or no eyebrows are almost invariably not only weak in body, but w...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
RESTRICTED. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

IMSSTIUCTBD.-'j "Mil; inny 1 go out to piny V" "Xo, you must sit still where you nre." v "Mn, - mny 1 go down i to .the kit chen?"- * . " So, 1 want you to; sit. perfectly quiet." ? * ^ ' ' Sin. mayn't 1 sit s ouTtlio lloor aiui piny marbles ?" ■ "I linve just tolil you that 1 wnut you to sit just where you lire, iinil lie quiet", niid 1 mean exactly what I stiy." A few minutes silenco, then— "iln, may I grow ?" An immediate cure for hiccup is to take a lump of sugar with a few droDS of vinegar on it.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WATER FOR CALVES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

WATER FOR CALVES. The calf that cots a good drink of water every day, no matter if it has all the milk it needs, will do better than one which ii deprived of this very natural means of quenching its thirst. Permanganate of potash will cleanse dirty, lilters of all impurities. A solution should be pasted through the filter until it comes out as pinlc as when it was poured in. Potato Balis.—A nice little supper dish can be made by mashing cold potatoes and rollinp them into but ter. Brush over with a little milk, powder with finely-grated bread crumbs, aDd frj till a golden brown. Serve on an oval dish with tiny sprigs of parsley.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Bank Notes to Talk. IF GENUINE THEY WILL SAY SO ALOUD. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

Bank Notes to Talk. IP CM3NUINE THKV Wir.I. SAY SO ALOUD. "Arc you n good five-pound note or tire you a counterfeit ?" "J'ive pounds," replied the bank note, just like that. For there are now bank notes thnt tnlk out loud. Counterfeits are dumb. Cteuuine notes made by the latest process will announce their denomination in plain words and in the language of the cynntry in which they are issued. Thus in I.Miriam! a genuine five pound note replies to your question : " Five pounds." In I'ranee a real hundred franc note replied : "Cent francs." In Italy a genuine twenLy lire note answers : "Venti lire." Ill C.'ermany n good fifty mark note says : "|-*ucnfzig Jhirke." In America a genuine five dollar bill replies : "Five dollars." Such bank notes are hot yet in circulation, but it seems safe to predict thnt they will be before tunny years. They are,the invention of .Mr. A. E. Unwtree, nn electrical engi neer and chemist, who is consider ed to be the greatest authority on banknotes. ffe js...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE FARM. THE USe OF THE DISC HARROW. HOW TO MAKE A GOOD SEED BED [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

THE FARM. THE USB OF THE DISC HARROW. HOW TO MAKE A GOOD SEED BED On the best use of tlio disc harrow, the "Canadian Thrcsherman" says What tho self-binder means in the province of harvesting: machinerj, it Is safe to say tho disc harrow has become among cultivating tools. Generally speaking;, a deep seed bod is an absolute necessity to the pro tection of the crop in a dry season, but it is not expedient to plough deeply on certain soils. If the subsoil is sand or gravel and is very near tho surface, ploughing to a depth that will bring that subsoil to tho surface is not to be thought of. It is also known that the humus on new land [ does not, as a rule, extend to beyond three or four inches below the sur face, that depth should be observed at tho outset, but cach succeeding year the depth should lie increased until tho subsoil is eight or ten inches deep. It has been well said that "the seed bed is tho plant's larder, and it should be deep and roomy." It is tho [main feeding >g*...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Marriage Proposal's Long Journey. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

Marriage Proposal's Long Journey. I A written marriage proposal de spatched by mail has ended in a wedding after having taken two years to reach its destination, hi December, 3 911, Mr. Harry Plun ket, an engineer at Topokn, Kan sas, met Miss Ruth Forrest and fell in love. Before he could pro pose, however, Miss Forrest had left the town on a world tour, and ho had to go to China to accept a position there. Onco arrived at his destination, Mr. IMunkett sent his proposal to tho lady by post. The letter, which had been marked "Please forward," started on its travels, and was only received three months since, when Miss I-'orrest found the envelope impressed with a brilliant array of postmarks. A letter of acceptance was duly sent to the distant wooer, but lie had left his address in China for a tour through .Japan, Korea, and Man churia. At length lie arrived at San Francisco, when lie found the eventful letter, which, too, had cross ed and rocrossed two continents in quest of him, at ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A QUESTION OF COW VALUES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

A QUESTION OF COW VALUES. Fortunate indeed is the dairyman who owns a good cow nnd knows it. Likewise fortunate is he who owns a poor one and knows it and has sense enough to send her to the block* ra ther than sell her to his brother dairyman for a boarder. The good cow of the real dairyman have records and usually are not for sale. It is the dairyman who consi ders it too much bother to make a record who needs to learn something about cow values. Is it not true that more times than one we have owned cows which we thought were ;*ust ordinary indivi duals and which we were induced by the dealer to sell at a low price, but later we had discovered that we sold the "^ooso that laid the golden egg" V Then again, have we not owned cows which because of their large milk (low at freshening time we have held on to with the tenacity of a bull dog, hut which always stands dry a good while ? The individual record sheet will reveal some aston ishing facts about the performance of these two type...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE ALTERNATIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

THE ALTKHNATIV15. "Miss Wombat, will you be mine ?" "Xever.". The young nmn whs jarrotl, but not wholly discouraged. Presently he camc back in this fashion : "Well, will you let me lie yours?" The denier in antiques wus show ing nn old violin to n probable buyer. "Yes.'* he said, "that is of his torical interest : that is the identi cal fiddle Xero played while Home was burning !" "Oh, that is a myth." The dealer agreed, saying "Yes, it is ; and Myth's name was on it, but it has got worn off."

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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THE DAIRY MILK PRODUCTION. QUANTITY AND QUALITY—EXHAUSTIVE INVESTIGATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

THE DAIRY '■■ft MILK PRODUCTION. QUANTITY AND QUALITY—EX HAUSTIVE INVESTIGATIONS. A great deal has been heard of late of various phases of the question of the milk standard and the basic causes of the varlntions in the qua lity of milk. A very cxhaustlvo con tribution to this subject is contained in a book on "Feeding of Crops and ' Stock,", by Dr. A. D. Hall, director of the famous Rothamsted Agricul tural Experiment Station in Eng land, which has been in existence sinco 1843. This able work contains a chapter on *Milk, Butter, and ' Choose," _ w.ti;h dealB with a great many questions connected with the production of milk, butter, and cheese, and the results of the cxperl- : ments in the variations in composi- ! tion of milk are particularly inter- I esting. AVERAGE COMPOSITION OP MILK t As a result of about 200,000 an- j alyscs, the n' rrage composition of milk, for instai.ee, was found to be : —Fat, 3.9 per cent. ; protein, 3.5 ; lactose, 4.75 ; ash, .75 ; and water, , 87.1. In a...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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JERUSALEM. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

JERUSALEM. Very shortly tho sacred streets of the Holy City will hum uiththe noise of clcctric cars, and its more important thoroughfares will bo illuminated at night with the brilliant electric filament.. Its old picturcsquo walls and massive towers are to be pulled down, and the city is to have an adequate water supply. The rapidity with which Jerusa lem is extending", through the return of the Jews in such largo numbers to the city * of their forefathers, has (says an "Express" correspondent) rendered these improvements neces sary.: Indeed, to the north and west of the old city there have sprung up, within the last decade, large Jewish colonies, populous residential sections, as well as convents, hos pices, institutions, schools, and other buildings, with tin* result that to-day there is a greater Jerusalem without the walls than virhin. Four separate tramway routes are to be laid down. Thc.v will all start from the Jaffa (Jute, the prin cipal entrance from the city, and rim outs...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Where the term "The Commonwealth" is used in connection with these rates and regulations it includes Papua, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island.] LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

I | POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS I [VVjiere' the t«rm "Tho Common > wealth" is uswl in connect iou with these I rates and regulations it includes Vapua, I Lord fiono lsiaji j^-aiid Norfolk island.J I T.V.TTfcRs: I Eor every \ ojjnce or fraction thereof. I l'or delivery within the Couiinou , wealth ,, ,, 0 1 k Tor delivery in tUo'DritisIi^Em*' piro .0 1 $tor delivery in the.NV.v Hebrides, ■ Bankg, aud '16mj.'Islands .. 0 2 For delivery i'nJ<ftiicr places . ..0 2} •LEl'J EIt CAR&S. ^predelivery within the Commonwealth : Single, Id. each; rupJy, Id. each* half. For delivery in the British Empire (see Jist'of places under "Letters")—Sin ^ gle, Id. each. Fur delivery in New Hebrides, Banks, and Torres Islands*—Single, 2d. each. For delivery in other places— Single, 2Jd. each. POST CARDS. Single Postcards itnpicssed with tin Id. stamp, and Reply or double cards, each half of which has the Id. stan.p impressed thereon, may be transmitted to-placea wiihin the Commonwea...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

Prur.to isoricK. LMFOliTAXT NOTIQE. Alf. Fimister, Having purchased tlia property OPPOSITE TUK T03T OFFICE," COBEAM, Keluiis hi" best thnnk»for put fuTori Aiul inform* !!••. flintier" al;ii |rtili|ic' of thi-nui rcundingiiBtricf that lie i« now pr«|)»r>'<) to execute alTkinds of werk I tlie triule at ui«9t reasonable price* I Shoeing dun© by n First-clnsn I 'IrmloHinnti. | Buggies, Gig?, and Wasjcons built lo order or rcpnired. Repairs executed with despatch . Finn Implements of »11 kinds made to ordei or repnir«d. Chaffcutting. TO VARMKRS.—My Ofmflfciitting Plnnt Ims been thoroughly renovated nr|d Pu* >» complete older f*»r the present seawin, nnd ] nin now prepared to undertake nil orders nitruflnl to ine. The plant has been placed in charge of Mr Nclnon L*iwr«nee, ulin can be relied cm to give his best fierviceR to the wotk. l'rompt replies will be'given lo conunuv.icjUions addressed to ANOUS McDONAtD, Womboin. FORSTER'S No. 33?,—Thi* Hi«b. ftrade Silver-plated R...

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COMPLETE SHORT STORY. THE FATE OF GENERAL VALIXTO. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

COMPLETE . SHORT STORY. THE FATE OF GENERAL VALIXTO. General Vallito Bat in hl» room, busy with his papers. There wcre atirring times ahead, for within twenty-lour hours the insurgents un der his and Gen. Palmero's command wore to make a combined attack on Havana. Already the men were pre paring lor the iray, and ever and ' auon the trampling of horses' leet and the shrill notes of the bugle fill- 1 ed the air. One or two unimportant places had already been taken, but that was a mere bagatelle compared to tho capture of Havana. Here the Spaniards were gathered in force, teady to make a determined stand against the enemy, and General Vnl ixto realised tfiat the task which lay before him was no light one. | Ho paused in his work for a mo- ■ mcnt, and, taking up a small pack age, tied round with a coloured rib- j bon, he-deftly, undid its folds, and ' took therefrom a small photo. On this he gazed fervently for a moment his naturally bright eyes growing ' brighter as they scanned the f...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

The Orient Bakery. H. Anderson, BAKER. PASTRYCOOK AND CONFECTIONER, BANK STREET, COBRAM, Respectfully solicits tlie favor of your custom, and guarantees that none but the Very Best Quality, of Brpad and Small Goods will be supplied. "Weddingc, Dances, and Picuic Parties Catored for. HOT PIES ON SATURDAY NIGHTS. Carts visit all parts of tiio district. MTV LJ MORTGAGE CO. LTD. WOOL WAREHOUSES, 573 to 579 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE WOOL and GRAIN AUCTION SALES OF WOOL, HIDES, SKINS, TALLOW AND GRAIN WgEKLY. LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES ON THE ENSUING CLIP OF WOOL For'Sale Id MoHjourne'or Shipment t.o Lonflon. The Company act Strictly as Selling Brokers. ADVANCES ON GRAIN. For Constipation, Biliousness, Bad Breath, Headache, Indigestion. Delightful Family Medicine To Farmers I Complete Harvesters Chaffcuttfers Disc Cultivators florseworks Disc Ploughs . Scarifiers Paring Ploughs Harrows Engine Fittings Winnowers Reclining Chairs Vehicles Orchard Implements Horseshoes Or General Repairs, CALL ON...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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He Was Called. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

He Was Called. A commercial traveller who had business in a small town recently was detained longer than ho expect ed, and, missing the last tram for the south, w'aa forced to put up at a local hotel for the night. On inquiry, ho elicited the information that the first train for his destina tion started at seven o'clock the next morning. Doing very anxious to catch it, ho summoned the "boots" of the hotel, and gave him particular injunctions to he sure and call him at six, so that he might have plenty ot time. The "boots," a solemn, long-faced individual, faithfully promised to obey his request, and as the clock struck six the following morning, true to his word, opened the bedroom door. The occupant of tho bed was still asleep. "lioots" caught hold of him by tho collar of his pyjama suit-, am!, giving hint a \ igorous shaUc, cxclaimed, in his naturally somewhat deep and sepulchral voice: "Sir, your hour has come !" Tho feelings of the* poof commercml at this ruthless awakening from...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Discounting Racecourse Winnings [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

Discounting Racecourse Winninorc A curious kind of discount business j is carried on in connection with the French "I'ari-Mutuel" system of bet ting on the racecourse. It should ( be explained that those who wish | to bet on a French rncecoursc have | to take a ticket for five, ten, or | fifty francs at one of the odiccs of ] the "Pari-Mutuel." Each ticket is I numbered, and the number corres ponds with the number of the horse; so that, in asking for a ticket, one simply asks for No. So-and-So. The names and numbers of the horses, ns well as those of the joc keys, are shown on a large board before ths start. After the start no more betting is allowed. When the race is finished the money is counted, and all the monoy placed on the losing horses is divided among the winners in their proper propor tion, the administration taking a percentage for expenses and tax. Jt will be easily seen, therefore, that when your horse has won, yoti are al>ay.s in a delightful state of uncertainty as...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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"THE DEVIL'S DEN." [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

"THE DEVIL'S WEN." Among the craps of the beautiful Blue llidgc mountains of Virginia lies what is known us "the Devil's Den," where for nearly a genera tion a daredevil gang has held its sway over one of the arms of the nine Hidge claim, 100 miles long and ten miles wide. The main pursuit of this gang has been the distilling of illicit whisky, out of which -ample fortunes havo been made by half a dozen families of the name of Allen, who live in well appointed bungalows scattered along the slopes of the laurcl-covercd mountains. At the beginning of April last year tho Allen clansmen illustrated their contempt for the la\\< by slay ing in 3lillsviXle Court the judge, the public' prosecutor, the sheriff, and two jurors. Three of the despera does were secured, but their com rades have since been daring the authorities to "capture us if you can." A search-party consisting of twenty-two officers of the law scour ed tho mountains, but failed to find any of tho gang. • They were...

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