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Sentenced to Go to Bed. STRANGE PUNISHMENTS AND STUANGER CRIMES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
Sentenced to Go to Bed. STRANGE PUNISHMENTS . AND STUANGER CRIMES. A little while Ago a Juvenile of fender u'us sentenced by the presid ing judge in nn Americun court of law to six Saturday afternoons in lied. He was thus deprived of his weekly holiday, and several of the newspapers that chronicled the in cident gravely inquired whither our modem ideas of Justice were leading us. Those who are in clined to agree with the news papers, however, and denounce the | sentence as tending to make " : mockery of Justice, uill do well to hear in mind that not only in America "is it becoming the fashion ; to mako the penalty fit the crime. Original forms of punishment are no j longer the exception, but the very | curious rule. In one of the towns of Northern , Germany the ancient "ducking stool" | has been revived. ^But whereas our ancestors employed the ducking stool for witches and scolding wo men, the present revival is em ployed to cure habitual Uoxfca tion. A chair is fastened to the end ...
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. A BAFFLED MPOSTOR, OR, THE HEIR TO A DUKEDOM: A HUGE PERSONATION FRAUD. PART 10. CHAPTER XIV.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. A BAFFLED^ «&lt; IMPOSTOR. or, THE HEIR TO A DUKEDOM : A HUGE PERSONATION FRAUD. -J By S. W. Hopkins, Author o( "On Four Brass Plates," etc., etc. PART 10. CHAPTER XIV.—(Continued.) "But," said his unclc, "the difficul ties are insurmountable. In the first place, you tie yourself down to a constant attendance on an irrespon sible man. You leave yourself no time for rest or enjoyment. Then there is the difficulty of travelling with him without provoking unpleas ant comment. How will yon rat (.vcr the abscnce of name? How will avoid unpleasant features at hotels ? I think the scheme is wild, myself." "Scarcely that," replied the doc tor. "I have studied it out pretty well. Of course, I shall give bin! a i name before I start, and sbaii him into the use of it. Cummiugs will i come with me and relieve me of the strain of actually caring lor him. I And I shall also take Trimble, who is invaluable under such circum.;i:i.i- ; ces. He has made two trips across w...
SUPERSTITION DIES HARD. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
SUl'KItSTmOX DIES 1IAHD. . That- superstition dies .a lingering death, and • in :somc eases it is as alive ns ever,' is brought to mind by the .'final .report of the Crofters' Commission. *- : -/Phe simple people of the Hebrides have, but recently abandoned their Paifftiv; method of dealing with the insano-^that of gagging and binding in .Maol-dubh's 'Temple, m Ww hope of an instantaneous cure. Superstition is still very rife among the Dales people, the miners and ll*o fisher folk. Mention "pig" to a trawlerman as lie is on his way to his ship, and lie will make an eurnost dash to touch cold iron. Often the miner on his way to the pit will . turn back if he sees a woman on the road, and in the more remote parts of Wlmrfedalc the cottagers hang "witch stones " on their doors to keep awuy the spirits. The Albert-hall (London) cost £200,000, and holds 10,000 people.
CHAPTER XV. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
CHAPTER XV. We have had a brief acquaintance with two young ladies, both beauti ful, one being as beautiful in soul as in face, . and the other using her beauty to attract men to her, to ex hort But what is the use of say ing anything about Mildred Moore ? It shall now be our pleasure to get a glimpse of another, and one in whom we shall, I hope, take an in terest equal to, if not greater than that which either of the others has inspired. We must precede Helen to Marchmere, and witness the home life of that Marion whose gossipy letter perhaps aroused some little curiosity concerning her personality. Behold, then, on a keen, frosty morning in the iate autumn, a peace ful country scene in shire. The leaves of the deciduous trees in the splendid park arc fallen, or arc'' in their last bright hues of magnificent decay. No snow has yet fallen. There i*> a crispness in the air, a brightness to the sunlight, that makes life seem worth living. Two or three men are working on the shrubs, ...
Cost of a Fly—£20. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
Cost of a Fly—£20. ■A' ludicrous accident recently"cost a Jirm. of; Amcricun grniii merchants lOOdols. It: was found * one. day that;^ according ;.to Ihc \books and lodgers, UlOdols;: (about £20) .had .mysteriously disappeared. v. Immediately the firmvsent for an expert accountant," and 'paid him far more than thai missing; lOUdols. to find out what ^had happened. * Thc.e.xpcrt accountunt 'went through nit tlic books.. He checked and counter-checked, referred, and com pared for a solul' . seven months, and still thero • was'wiio explana tion: of&lt; the entire. disappearance of that - JOOdols.; And still. ' the firm were determined ;lo - truce.it, if it cost them ten times as .much. One day the accountant was trying for the heaveu-Unows*what ..time tci detect the error, when:-' his pencil happened to> touelr the-figure I " of a certain ; entry. >*Vro his aslon ,islinTen(.*"'ihengure^proa»ptl,\*~jsiiapped in two and skated down the page. *lixainitiation showed that the ...
FRUIT CREATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
FRUIT CREATIONS. A few years ago the rural world was very much agitated about the reports concerning the wonderful re-1 suits following the work of plant breeding, which had brcn carricd out. by Luther Burbank. Some of these reports were very mi:ch discounted, and, indeed, one of the American farm papers exposed what it claimed was a fraud upon the public so call ed the wondcrbcrry. Still it was far as utility was conccrncd of the plant afterwards shown that any misrepre sentation which might have cropped up wan not the result of anything that Burbank might himself have said, but due to the zeal of the syn dicate which undertook to put hi* plants upon the market. The hostile criticism, therefore, waned so as to pive time a chance to prove the, util ity of the creations which the brain of this had designed. Some of these plants are being tried in Australia, and there are very warm advocates of at least a few of them to be found amongst the experimentalists. Bur bank's greatest succes...
Rig for a Two-handed Saw. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
Rig for a Two-handed Saw. Thu accompanying drawing shows how; a two-man saw may be rigged Up.:,to,be operated by one person. The wrilor designed this arrange* nient :.'/or the purpose of sawing a largo number of logs single handed, and he., found the device very suc cessful. The .saw-horse was placed j beside a post on which a pulley i was ^mounted. Another pulley was i secured on a second post, while! between the two a pulley block was i fastened' lo the '"ground.: .. A rope i tied lo the free end of the saw I passed over the pulleys on the posts i and . under the .pulley block between i them. -• The opposite end of the] rope carried, a small •weight. "Withi *.t his arrangement the sawing of the ! logs- vwas'-grcati^rK/aciljtatQd. I
RUNNER BEANS AND DROUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
! RUNNER' BEANS AND DROUGHT. "Vegetarian/' writing'to an Eng lish paper,ogives the results of water ing runners during a dry spell. Ob serving that one of his neighbours had very poor results, although! the roots were well watered, he set to worlc in bis own garden by watering a row at the roots only, never . al lowing the water to touch the leaves, whilst a sccond row was treated by watering both leaves and roots, with the result that the latter produced I pc*ls a foot long, whilst the former I only gave pods of three incnes. i "Vegetarian" says that itj a wet season very few pods fail to set, hut that during a dry spell it is not so, and that artificial watering of leaves as well as roots is necessary to se cure a good setting of pods. Some people work into the poultry business, while others drop in, and, not understanding how to swim, ftuunhcr about and are drowned. Dislike of detail is a prominent cause of failure with poultry, which demands close undivided atteution to the smal...
House Built by a Woman. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
House Built J>y a Woman. 1-—:— Little more than seven years ago Mm. \ Holton purchased n block of land, which was particularly rugged nnd rough, nnd to the majority ap peared practically- useless, nenr t'raildla. 'in the Adelaide hills .South Australia. With the assist* mice of her three children, the wo- , man resolutely worked on, cleared her holding, nnd planted an orchard, : which now contains I t00 fruit trees, strawberry beds, raspberry fields, and Hats for vegetable growing. In October Inst she decided to build n new house. She utilised only her spare moments to ercet the structure, and was never able to give more than half a day at n 'stretch to the work, yet to-day there stands a substantially-built live-roomed house, with kitchen attached. The building is of cement concrete. The rooms are each l.'Jft. long, 12ft. wide, and 10ft. Gin. high. The outside walls are rough cast, nnd the inside walls nre plnstered and paper ed. An exceedingly neat design is used for the ceilin...
THE FARM. STOCKING AND OVERSTOCKING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
THE FARM. STOCKING AND OVKHSTOCKlNo. NAn expcricnccd farmer will kcc that his grass paddocks arc stocked with just the number of sheep or cntt.li: that will entail neither shortugo of feed or waste of grass. Judicious grazing can never be accomplished on large wido-ranged areas whc;c KnpJish grasses arc sown, and the fence is a most necessary adjunct to successful and economic pasturing of stock. . A large area appropriately divided with; fences and the stock rotated from one paddock to another wi i carry quite fully half as many hf»ad again, if not moro. The stoc'i will, moreover, do better and he much healthier, adding very substantially to the settlers' income. Moving them from one paddock to an ither ns the feed is eaten down and becomes foul ed with the droppings of U12 anim »ls will give each paddock a chance to 1 get thoroughly washed nn.l cl» anr.j with rains, making the flush of grns.; awaiting , grazing nft*r the spell ' wholesome feeding. Such pa!doc'&lt;s, i too,...
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 — 29 January 1914
rpSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS. [Where the term "The Common vealth" ia used in conncction \vi.th theso Mtrs unci regulations it includes Papua, uord Howe lsianil, and Norfolk Island.J LK'ITEflS. For every $'ounce or. fraction thereof, r'or delivery withi'n the Common ^ wealth - 0 1 For delh«ry. in the British Em pire .. ,. .. - 0 1 j'or delivery in-tlio New Hebrides, Banks, .and"*Torres.Islands .. 0 2 For dolircry in otUor places .. .. 0- 2$ LETTER CAIU)S. Fof delivery wftliia the Commonwealth: i binglo, Id. oach ; reply. Id. each half. For delivery in the British Empire (see list of places under "Letters")-—Sin gle. Id. each. For delivery in New Hebrides, Banks, and Torres Islands—Single, 2d. each. For delivery in other places-^- Single, 2Jd. each. POST CARDS. Single Postcards impressed with th« Id. stamp, and Keply'or double cards, each hair of which lias the >d. stamp impressed thereon, may be transmitted to> places within.the Commonwealth, and to ihoso places, ^ enumerated u...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
Ppblic Notice. IMPORTANT NOTICE. Alf. Fimister, Having purchasod the property OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE, COBRAM, Returns his b#st thanks for past favors and informs tli«. farmers and public of thoaiu'rouudingdiiitrict tliat he js ijow "prepared fo'execute- ai) kinds 6f work the trade at mast reasonable prices Sltoeiiip done by a First-cluss Tradesman. Buggies, Gigs, and "Waggons built to order or repaired. Repairs executed with despatch Farm Implements of all kinds made to order or repaired. PORSTER'S No. 3S7.—this Urfih grade Silvcr-niated Razor is eciu.il to r rtsjailed at 7/6&lt;^VVe are offer* FORSTER Th» Jeweller, 204 Ssfstb St., ColEflfWMi, Melbcoroe. wovaGsaaaHMi D. Jackson, Plumber and Tinsmith (Licensed by, the Cobram "Water Trust to tnp mains aud lay on water.) PUNT ROAD, COBRAM, AGENT FOR NICHOLSON & MORROW'S "Union" make of Farm Implements Agent for the Alpha De Laval Separator and DUX Cycles. Separator Duplicates kept ou hand m _ „ &lt; _ all size...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
To Farmers! If Ton .V/ant Anything* in ?" ■..thp^v'wray- of Complete; Harvesters ■■-■'■■'Chaffcutters Disc Cultivators Horseworks Disc Ploughs Scarifiers Paring Ploughs Harrows Engine Fittings Winnowers Reclining Chairs Vehicles Orchard rmpleme^ste^ ^Horseshoes Or General Repairs, call on : . James Grant Cobram Foundry, Tel. No. 3. Station St.; Cobramr; GKEfcAIJST SBASOK. Special Notice to Farmers, Grain Dealers, Agents, OALGETY & COMPANY LIMITED, , ^ooi^-QxfM^^'Trodiac^SxokQrs, Melbourne, ABB PRBPABED TO RK^EITE CONSIGNMENTS OT WHEAT, FLOUR, OATS, BARLEY, MAIZE, PEAS„ And GRAIN of all deBcriptions, At tbeir Warehouses, Newmarket, for «a]e ia the Melbourne Market, or for* shipment to London. All Grain carefully marked on receipt into Store at Hewmarlect, atul the identical bags and contents positively held until instructions to sell have beetr received from owners. MO CARTAGE ~ON. CONSIGNMENTS BY RAI1_ iQuibell'e Sheep Dip Kemp's Patent Sheep Branding Liquid. "VYormo Specifi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
The Orient Bakery. H. Anderson, I BAKER, PASTRYCOOK AND | CONFECTIONER, BANK STREET, CO Bit AM, Respectfully solicits the favor of your custom, and guarantees that none but the Very Best Quality o£ Bread and Small Goods will be supplied. Weddings, Dances, and Picuic v Partios Caterod for. 1IOT PIES ON SATURDAY NIGHTS. Carts visit alt parts of tlio district. THE AUSTRALIAN ESTATES AND MORTGAGE CO. LTD. . - wool .warehouses,. " " : • 573 to 579 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE WOOL andGRAI N AUCTION sales of- wool, hjdes, skins, tallow and grain wee kly. liberal CASfl ADVANCES ON THE ENSUING CLIP OP wool For Sale In Melbourne or Shipment to London, The Company act Strictly as Selling; Brokers. advances on grain. s For Constipation, Biliousness, Bad Breath, Headache, Indigestion.
Some Eyes Find Things Easily. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
Some Eyes Find Things Easily. » All good eyes do not see alike. I'coplo whose eyes will show tho same focus by an expert test do not see alike. They may look at the same object and sco it entiro ly dHTerent. Some muii are adepts in finding something with their eyes, while their companions who may posbcss just as good vision arc not able to locate objects at all without great dillicujty. The man who can walk about the lawn or in the park and pick up four-leaf clovers has 'an eye that is worth big money to him. He can easily be trained to see things that the ordinary man will miss, or have to look a long time to find. Some men who go hunting can see a squirrel in an oak or hickory tree with apparent ease, while others will go strolling about the timber and never see the animals at all. It is the same way in the open field. The rahhit can be found sitting by some while others will almost run over the creature before they cuit detect it. This ability is a. gift. It is not only a gift de...
Real Zulu Doctors. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
Real Zulu Doctors. 4 The very old doctors,who have great knowledge of herbs, arts near-; ly: invariably wrinkled on the face to air extraordinary degree. - ^Slen : who ■ know'. the.- Zulu and his . ways will tell you thisr.is due ;to:a life long' eiTori of memory; Certainly i they - have . a ■.•"memory far excelling i that of the white num. "~~lf a^heep i were lost, and one of those old\vdoc-, | tors hud examined it casually a couple of months before, he would | be aide to pick the missing animal i out *froi»i a (lock of two or three i-hundred with absolute certainty. : | lie can neither read nor write, und I all his learning is stored up in his ^memory Irom the moment when, ivs a boy of tweUe or thirteen, he starts out on his travels as assist ant to some other doctor. ^ The pair of them go off on a long tour sometimes lasting si&lt;c months, and the way, the boy carries his mas ter's smoking horn, mats, blan kets, wuudcil pillow, ; (>ag.v ami medicine, the lot often wei...
Good for Cut Flowers. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
Good for Cut Flowers. 1 To prolong tlio life of cut (lowers j two professors of the School of Agriculture at Jlemies, France, have j recently compared the rfi'cet of var ious solutions with that of plain water. Over HjO different Kinds of (lowers were tried. It wns found that most of them would live and .stay fresh much longer if some sugar -was put into the water in which th«*y were kept. Sugar, however, wna no help to tulips, daisies, or chrysanthemums, and it was n. positive injury to lilies and sweet peas. It accelerat ed the opening of the buds, especial ly of roses and orchids. Small (piantities of chloral, ether, glycerine, alcohol, limo water, and even ammonia salts, served to lengthen the lives of various kinds of (lowers. Tho water thus "modi fled" should come ns near as pos sible to the blossoms. In other words, tlie stems should be im mersed as deeply as possible. •Some of tlie (lowers kept in sugar and water lived four times as long as would ordinarily bo the case. rl h...
The "Telegraph Plant." IT IS NEVER STILL. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
The "Telegraph Plant." IT IS NKVKU STILL. Mere is h very strange plunl, known as the "Moving riant" or "Telegraph riant." It originally etimo from the J\nst Indies, and be longs to the same natural order us the sensitive phinL Hut. in ith mo tion It differs from the sensitive plant, inasmuch as the leaves have a rotary motion instead of a col lapsing or folding one, such as the leaves of the sensitive plant have. In the moving plant the leaflets ap pear never to he at rest, even when ! there is no wind or air to set1 them in motion. j There are three leaflets on euch j leaf, ami sometimes nil three will be I in motion; again only one. So there I is no regularity in their movements, nml they mny bo seen moving either stcatUly or in jerks, in every - con ceivable direction. During the plant's entire' life : it is-never quiet, nor is it ever entirely 'at rest. It is not uncommon for one leaflet to revolve . while "others ^on.-the . same j stnlk :are perfectly quiet. : \ I
PROFITABLE ROSES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
PROFITABLE ROSES. 4 .. ■ ' Roses, though generally admired as ciur-mwat—uouutnui, flower,". arc:*7f0tr univcrsally rocognised as the profit able article of commerce that they i really are. Trade roues are i?row» >in various parts of Europe, • buC'-chiclly; .at Orussc, in France, and Kasanlik, iti Bulgaria, where great- stretehes-of rose gardens provide the -■ chicl sup-, ply of -roses for the markets of the world. Tho highly cultivated roses arc useless for commercial pur poses, and both ;&lt;t Unussc aml lwi sanlik it is the cabbage rose that is chiefly grown—"the rose of n .'hun dred- petals,", ns they i call it: in Southern France. " i-y The CJrnsso* roses aro used chielly for pomades, soaps,, rose-water, and commodities; and the demnud made by the manufacturers ;of C- such v otv the rose-growers o( CJrasse- can :1m partly guagod from the ; fact - * that more . than .• 2,500,0001b.>or;v>ruses are annually gathered in -the"district. ■&>. ICsseuee—or...
Death of a Balaclava Hero. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 29 January 1914
Death of a Balaclava Hero. | Viscount Tredegar, a Crimean I veteran, »nd much-esteemed Inud j lord, died nftcr n. long illness «t Aberga\enny. in his eighty-second lyenr. Horn on April '28, 18JU, hi* entered Hi'' Army in .18H*. Go j ing out. to the Crimen in J8ol 1 with his regiment, the 17th Lnn corp. liiwHviiuiiL (totlfrcy Muvgnn, ns he thnu was—served through tho whi4o war, and was present at tho battles of Alma, IJalaclava, ami fnkermun. In u letter describing the famous chnrgtv of tho I,ight ISri g«de ot ItaJjit'iuvfj, ho said : "Grasp ing our horses l»,y I lie head, away wo wont. W'c had not. gut many yards before we worn under firo of tlio first henvy battery on our left. On we went, the pace increasing, amidst the thickest shower of. shell, shot, grape, canister, and minie from the front, and flanks, horses and men dropping hv scores every yard. Tho whistling and crocking of shells was beyond all descrip tion. 1'nder this \w* went for throe-quarters of a mile, the enemy's gu...