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A Bad Blizzard. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
A Bad Blizzard. Dim of the worst blizzards recorded fur the last 2."") years recently swept the Atlantic coast, and hundreds of streets in New York were rendered impassable. An army of 17,000 snow-shovellers was engaged to clear 1 he highways. The city was threat ened with famine, for no freight i trains with foodstuffs wore able to enter the city. Tcrriblo suffering was experienced in the poor quar j ters, and many deaths from ex | posure were reported. Passenger ! trains in all parts «,of the State were snow-bound. Seabright, New •Jersey, u popular seaside resort, was devastated for the third time within two months, and all along the coast disasters to coastwise vessels were reported. All incoming liners reported encountering fearful weather, the captain of the "Oceanic" declaring that the voynge was the worst he hud ever experienced. Forty steamers arrived considerably overdue. Much havoc was also wrought in Britain, especially on the West and South coasts. An iron ore vessel fro...
Football Chat. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
FootbanCliatV"":' [By Mablton.] Th# Katunga club, after playing th» rtrst match, has givtn up tho ghost, consequently there will henceforth' bo a bya every Saturday unless iomo other club later on clods to copy KntuDga's action. In the table of positions printed elsewhere tho clubs that woro drawn against Katunga aro credited with 4 points as for a win. The coromony of urifiirling tho pennant presented to tho Cobram club for winning fust year's premiorship was porformod lust Saturday prior to tho start of tho locals match witli Boonmnoom.ina, when Mr W. H. Curtis, in tho presunco of both teams and a hirgo number of spectators, niadu a nice spocch in which lie congratulated tho holders and wished thorn sncccss during tho present season, Anil then called on Mrs Sudinc, wifo of tho President, to hoist tho pennant. That lady stopped forward and neatly accomplished lior task, to thoaccom n.ininicnt of three ringing checrs, also a Jlieer for tho Prcsidcntess and another for the Boomanooma...
AGUE AND LOW, NERVOUS FEVER [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
AGUE AND LOW, NERVOUS FKVEU To one quart of water add two ounces of .bruised lance-leaved Peru vian bark. Boil from ten to fif teen minutes and strain while hot. From one to three ounces to be taken whenever the shivering is felt. Rub the back with equal parts of rum nnd spirits of turpentine, and keep the bowels open with the following mixture : 1'riwl sulphate of mag nesia, an ounce and a half t sulphate of soda, six drahms ; infusion of senna, fourteen ounces ; tincture of jnlap ono ounce ; compound tincture of cardamoms, one cunce. Two tablespoonfuls to be taken every four hours until it operates.
ALMOND CAKES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
ALMOXD CAKES. Sxvuet almonds, one pound; refined sugar, one pound; best flour, three quarters of a pound, and ten eggs. Manch the almonds and pound them in a mortar with a little orange flower water ; beat up the eggs, then gradually mix the other ingre dients, pour into a buttered mould, and bake.
When Sikes Departs. AN EX-CONVICT DESCRIBES SOME WEIRD INCIDENTS OF ATTEMPTED ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
When Sikes Departs. I AN EX-CONVICT DESCJtir.ES SOME WEIRD INCIDENTS OF ATTEMPTED ESCAPE. It you want to know what real cold is, do something to land your self in Dartmoor, and form one of a bog" party. You will be roused from sleep at ;">.15 a.m., nml have a breakfast at 0 consisting of 10o/.. of bread, a pint of tea, and £oz. of margarine. That's the special diet for those in a "full labour party I" After breakfast there's chapel, and then each convict marches to his party on the parade-ground, and falls in under the warder in charge. You know where to go, for there are numbers on the walls. Then you are searched. That busi ness over, you march off past the saluting point, where the governor or his deputy stands. The convicts don't salute, only the warders, with their rifles. You go out through the back gate of Dartmoor, and thero. the civil guard waits for 3*ou. They inarch outside each party, encir cling them completely. You may have a couple of miles to go. KELTICF FROM MOXO...
Some Uses of Paratfin. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
| Some Uses of Paraffin. > + Paraffin, as An illuminant w'e know, hut it has many other excellent uses. It clcans tiles beautifully. Tiled passages, if cleaned with paraffin and silver sand, shine like polished marble. Finger marks on painted doors nnd the like, if rubbed with a flan nel dipped in 'paraffin come off at once, CJnrrten pens soaked in paraffin are made proof against birds and mice. Mixed with nn equal quantity of salad oil paraffin ^inkes the best machlnc oil. It is an excellent disinfectant for drains nnd sinks. It has vir tues ns a hair-grower, if you don't mind the odour. Delicate - coloured handkerchiefs should be washed, without soaking, in warm water to whjch a little paraffin has been added. It will soften hard boots, and make them quite pliable. Two or three drops added to the blacking will enable you to polish damp boots without trouble. It is the best cleaner for a smoked lamp chimney, and, used with pads of soft newspaper, it is easily first ns a window-c...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
In Memoriam. FISHKR—In fond remembrance of my dear mother, who died at Cobrain on 10th June, 1904. You are always in my thought*, dear mother, 'Tis sweet to speak thy name; In life I loved you very dear, In death I do tho same. Inserted bj her loving daughter,M.Watson.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
Commonwealth AfeBanl; of Bustraha HEAD OPPIOE SYDNEY ( Wi Bulk It opto for >11 cliiui ot GENERAL BANKINO BUSINESS »t EQUITABLE BUILDING, OOLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE Abo M 8jrdn«f, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Briibana, ftockhampton, Tov&trilU, and London. 0>M> mnltuooM dud* to, and drafte drawo on foreign placet direct. ForelRn bHli nejotleteci and eoUaotad. Uttere of credit Ueued to any part ot ttte world. Bills negotiated or forwarded (or oollectloa. Ba&klQf and Kxoha&g* Buataen of wry deecriptlon tranuoted within the Common* wealth, IfalUd Kingdom and abroad. Current acoouau opeo«d. Interiit paid on flsed depceiu. AdfiMN u*fc afalnet approved atcurttla*. SAVINGS SANK DEPARTMENT VIlMHan Osntral OfllMl an fiOLUNI ITRBIT, M1LBDURN1. • In the above citiea and 2,000 AffflolM al Poet Office* throughout the Commonwealth. Deposits from 1/- to £800. fntersst «t 3% per annum. Site sr Withdrawals m*j bt uada at any Bra&cb or Agency within the Com...
Here, There, and Everywhere. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
Here, There, and Everywhere. For Mr II. Tuck's Cobram stock sale on Monday 27 3-year-olil bullocks have already been advised. An inordinately long sitting of the Berrigan Council was held on Mon day, the meeting terminating at about 7 p.in. 3Ir Roy Anderson is promoting a skating carnival at the Royal Victoria rink on Monday, July 27. Full par ticulars will l>a published later. Mr and Mrs Archie Darby aro about to leave Cobram for Ktlshworth where they intend to engage in busi • ness. They "'ill be missed, as both actively assisted in nearly every public movement. The Womlerscope Pictures at the Cobram Mechanics Hall still continue to attract good audiences every Satur day evening. 'i'lio management has arranged a first-class programme for ne.vt Saturday. Mr He ggie, relieving postmaster at Cobram, notifies that letters may be posted at the local post ollice up to quarter of ".in hour after the ordinary niivil closes oil payment o£ a lat'e fee of one penny. ' Mr J. Dick's speedy ...
The Cobrain Courier. ESTABLISHED 1888. THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1914. Local and General Items. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
Ijri'e (£obrai!j £ oui'ier. EsTiBLUHBD 1888. THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1914. Local and General Items. Yarroweyaii Hospital Ball.—A big success is anticipated for this event, which takes place in tho Yarro weyah public hall next Wednesday, for the residents of the district have given liberal support to tho cause and a large sale of tickets has been made. The arrangements for the ball are being supervised by Mrs H. JDixsoti (President), Hisses M. Tilton and A. Parker (hon. secretaries), together with an energetic body of helpers, and they intend to spare no efforts to bring the function to a successful issue. Excellent music is being obtained, and in all other details the ball is to be up to the standard which has hitherto been so much appreciated. A large and representative attendance from the adjoining districts will be welcomed by the committee. The Season.—Sharp, frosty nights and glorious sunny days have prevailed during the past week, but most of the community would prefer to see wet w...
ANISEED. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
ANISEED. The seed should be chosen fresh, hir^o, plump, newly dried, of a ffood smell, and a biting, aromatic tnste, without any bitterness. Used, when infused, as a cure for flatu lence. Dose, one teaspoonful and a half.
A NOVEL RAT THAI'. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
A NOVEL HAT THAI'. A boy7 while ploying In the yiu'd closc to n grain house, (lug a hole and buried nil old-fashioned fruit jug or jar that his mother had thrown away, snys the " Iowa Homestead." The top port of the jug was left -.uncovered as shown in the sketch, and a hole was broken in it just above tho ground. The boy thou placed some shelled corn in the bottom, put u board on top, and weighted it with a heavy stone. The jug luul been forgotten for .several days when a fanner found it, and, wondering what it was, he ; raised the board and found nine full-grown rats and four mice in the bottom. Tho trap has been in use for some time anil is opened every day or two and never fails to have from one to six rats or mice in it. Frost-bitten vegetables should bo soaked in cold water for one hour before foiling. A piece of salt pet ro should be added to the. water in which they nre cooked. -
ANTS (To Destroy). [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914
AXTS (To Destroy). After having discovered the aper-' ture of their nests, surround it with soft clay formed into the shape of a funnel, and pour in boiling water. Where they arc in the habit of in festing a floor or room, lay down thin slices of raw liver, upon which the ants will soon congregate in large numbers. Throw the meat as it becomes covered into hot water, shako it dry, and lay it down to collect more. A damp sponge, sprin kled with dry white sugar, may likewise be used. The ants will go into the cells of the sponge after the sugar, and can then bo destroyed in hot water.
A Remarkable Duel. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
A Remarkable Duel. t There is always something weirdly fascinating in the accounts of ties- j pernio struggles to the death be- j tween duellists, when often chance, and not skill, settled the encounter, j One such case was that in which j Villeneuve, a noted duellist of France, iusultcd the sister of a young Englishman named Talbot, who theroupon struck him. As a consequencc a duel was fought on March 5, 1S05. The conditions that there should be two pistols—one loaded, the other not. They were to be put into a handkerchief and drawn out by chance by the parties, who were afterwards to take their stand at a distance of only one paco from each other. The first choice fell to the lot of the Frenchman, who endea voured to choose the heaviest ; the other was given to Talbot. They took their respective grounds, and so close that the muzzle of each man's pistol touched his ad versary. When both rombatants were ready the seconds advanced and took a last farewell. Talbot shook his friends' ...
A STRANGE DINNER PARTY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
A STRANGE DINNER PARTY. A gong of brigands which has re cently gained notoriety by its ex ploits in the province of Palermo descended on the household of Sig ner Antonino Kileci, a wealthy landowner, at Crntnmichele, while he was sitting at supper with his wife, his sister-in-law, and two friends. The brigands, who were masked, entered the dining-room with re volvers in their hands, nnct relieved the master of the house and his guests of their valuables. Two of the brigands then seated themselves at the table beside the ladies and made a hearty meal, while their companions ransacked the house. tlrocer : "What do .von moan by sending mo only nuncio of steak when 1 send for a pound ?" Butcher : "Oh, I don t know ; hut I'll tell you what I did. 1 lost my pound weight, and so used ono of your packets of tea instead.'" To ensure a Yorkshire pudding always being light, it is a good plan to add a tablespoonful of cold water to the batter just before plac ing it in the ovou. 3
Testing Milk on the Farm. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
Testing Milk on the Farm. 4 'I'o illustrate how ft tost is made, it be supposed that a- n\an has a dairy of ten cows, and suspects that four of the animals arc "robbers," and wishes to find out what they arc giving in money value. The es sentials needed for carrying out the test ure n centrifugal machine re volving at a. high fipeo'l whereby the bottle containing the milk can he whirled, and a few rimple pieces °f Klassware. The cost of the en tire outfit, large enough for a ten r&lt;JW dairy, will be about il-. There Sfvun makes of machines, all hav* lMK their good points. Iu the long r*m, however, the best machine will be the simplest, and the name .may he -sitid of the glassware., Tout hot ties nre needed for both new and sMni milk and cream, and it will be u'^ll to have three of each of these kinds on hand. Correct results will depend upon having n good sample. In order to Ret such a sample of any kind of talk or cream suitable precautions must be tnken, as the fat globu...