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(Copyright.) ERIC DACRES: A Romantic Story of Adventure during the Matabele War. PART 8. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

(Copyright.) ERIC DACRES: A Romantic Story of Adventure during the Matabele War. lly William Murray Graydon, Author of 'Under the White Terror,'. *In the Name of tho Czar/* Etc., Etc. i > i PART 8. When it was nearly time to start, Eric slipped unobserved into the little bedroom that bad boon fitted up for Doris. In the semi-darkness ho groped his way to the girl's pho tograph, kissed it passionately, and thrust it into the inner pocket of his coat. 4'It's not finite the /air thilig," he reflected, as he returned to his Companions ; "hut 1 must have it." A moment later the scout rode up to the porch* ''C.ome along. partners," he called from "the saddle. "There's not a Kaffir in the neighbourhood." All were ready for the. summons, Anil they mounted* with alacrity. There were only seven horses to nine men, but this was quickly arrauped. ^hc scout, whose horsn was (he lar gest. and strongest, took "Uouovan up with him, and Humphrey Chur ton accepted a temporary scat be hind Carter. ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

Pfmic Notice. IMPORTANT NOTICE.; Alf. Fimister, Hiring purchattd the property ; OFBMITS THE posi OFFICE, COBRAM, JUtarni hii bolt thanks for pait fnvon ) and iatarms thu farmers and public of | theiurraundingdiHtricttliat he is now | pr«p«r«i to execata all kinds of work [ SfcftelnR dune j»y a First-class | Trndtvsninn. ' Buggies, Gigs, and' \Va»uon« built | to order or repaired. ! Repairs executed with despatch arm Implements of »11 kinda made to order or repaired. Barooga Hotel. P. J. BOYLE PEOPEIETOB, Having taken over the above hoel, intimate* that he will always endeavor t« cater (or customera in the beat possible manner. FIBST-CLAS3 ALBS, "WINES, AND SPIRITS SUPPLIED. Good Accommodation for Travellers and Boarders, Splendid Accommodation Paddocks for Sheep; well sheltered and grassed, with unlimited water at hand. ROBERTSON & GARDNER. BIALTO. fUNDERS IdLK3 W.. MILBOOBK*, Para, Dairy Product, uul Poultry S«lM<n««. fDilrr Piodoec Poultry, 4a, Wfclttt* *2S2« * ...

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CHAPTER XIX. ON THE RIGHT TRACK. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

. CHAl'TKK XIV. ON* THE rtlCHT THAC1C. From the edge of the bush Erio saw the smouldering ruins of a Inrgq building and several smaller ones. The former was still blazing in places, and the unsteady light of the flames revealed a number of dark and ghast h-looking figures scattered on the ground, And that this • was indeed Lawson's there could bo no doubt. Just beyond the ruins lay the main road that connected Salisbury ami ltnluw'ayo, shining white or red as the moon or the fire played upon it. Kor two or throe minutes Krie waited, and then he was satisfied that no KaUlrs were in the vicinity. 3Jc felt sick and faint with the hor ror of what he dreaded to find, and a fervent prayer was on his lips as he crept boldly forward in to the open. He wandered here and there, unr able to repress a shudder as he examined each mutilated body. Those at the rear and sides of the store were Matabelc ; they number ed nearly a score, and were nil stiff and cold. On the road in front of the main bu...

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CHAPTER XVIII. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

CHAl'TKlt .Wlir. The- horses had been pulled up, panting and covered # with foam. 1 The riders turned in tHo saddle and looked back. A mile behind they could see the kopje duskily outlined! against the moonlit horizon, but no red Hashes were visible, no rifle shots or savage yells broke the op pressive silence. There was nothing to indicate the exigence of friends or foes. "t*ood heavens, this is terrible,!" said Krie. "Thro« dead out of our little party—Wilson, Carter, and "Donovan. Hut I believe the rest have escaped. The last glimpse I had of them they were close to the kopje. Xo doubt they are in safe shelter there, and the Knfiirs are afraid to attack them. But that don't help us out of our fix; we can't go back now." "Of course not," the lloer assent ed, looking furtively at, his com panion as he spoke. "Hut if our friends were in the kopje, they would fire some signal shots to let us know they are alive and safe.** "iVot ii they believe that wo arc, dead, which J «m mire Is t...

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Last Lighthouse Woman. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

Last Lighthouse Woman. Mrs. Joynson, the only .woman lighthouse-keeper ill England/ kept hut* lust watch a few nights miru soy. She is known' as Vthb heroine of tho Mersey." For twenty years she has lived in the lighthouse, and for four years, since tho -death t>f her husband, she has been tho ollicial keeper. ".My life lias not been an unhappy 0110 here," said Mrs. »)oyn son, "and it is a wrench to go. I um giving up tho. appointment for tho sake of my children, who wish to live at Stockport. The commissioner has tried several times to persuade mo to stay. He told mo only the other day, ' Vou are. leaving with honour.' When my husband died in the lighthouse, I look: up the-duty on three months' trial, and'have con | tinned till now. I have clone duty f for threo ■ and a-hnlf vhours before I and after high tide, and have had to keep the light burning at night time, and the fog-bell ringing * if I nceessnry. On .several occasions• l have rung the bell for the whole se\en hours. On...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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70,000 Programmes. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

70,000 Programmes. For the historian of the drama there ie no source ot information ao important as old thcatro pro grammes. It is over ten years since Mrs. Charles JSnthoven commenced to make up her collection, which now numbers over 70,000, and repre sents probably the most important of its kind in the country. At Mrs. Knthoven's house every room has some case, chest, or cabi net filled with indexed programmes. | Thoy go back as far as and | come right up to July i!Gth, 19K1. She lias the programme for overy j night of C'ovent Garden Opera be tweo.i 3810 and 38-10, for the Hay I market between 1810 and 1895, and a set of Lyceum playbills which goes back to 3800. The collection has been got to gether at a considerable cost of time and money, and already Mrs. Knthoven has received a big offer for it from America. It is her hope, however, that the programmes will ultimately find a home in the Uritish or the London Museum. Among them arc records of the first appearance of Mrs. Siddons...

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Doctor to the Plants. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

Doctor to the Plants. ! ♦ . i If you eat too much, - the chances ! are that you will get fat and flabby. Jt. is the same with trees. If * the food they get is too easily, digested, the libres of the tree turn spongy • and rotten and the sap . weakens. When - fruit-trees turn fat., the fruit is nt first richer and .riper. Jt soon becomes insipid, however. Jt is only recently Hhat these changes in trees have been put'down to the right cause, but it is now generally recognised that good Jiv ing may make a tree Habby and dropsical. A man may keep down his fat with diet, exercise, etc; There is no cure for ihe fat tree. Corpulence is not'' the only 'disease trees share with us. Many plants »ru subject to anaemia—clover, onions, cucumbers, and melons be ing the chief sufferers.1.. The .rem edy for this unnatural pnHor.*,Msy: »/M.»^i:rM»»~ciic.cii&e*^or?iiunuui ucmnJCi iron. A •dozen large nails driven into the. roots of an anaemia tree will, in, most ruses, bring it , back to heal...

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The Vacant Chair. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

.—Tho-Vscant-Choir.----- - r — On one occasion, just before one of his recitals, I'aderewski wus slopped in the entrancchall by an excited lady. *'Ohf M. I'aderewski." sho exclaim* cd, "I'ntn so glittl to. seo you! 3 want so much to hear you ploy, but,-they tell- mo there isn't a seat left. Now, do try to find me a seat somuw'horo. I'm sure they'll let mo in if you ask them to. Vlease !'■ . ' • . J^aderowski bowed very gravely. "Madame/' ho said, "I shall bo de lighted to help-you. There is one seat in iho hall nt my disposal, ami you can tako that if youv eare to." "Oh, that's too sweet of you!" tho lady gushed. "I'll, take it with pleasure. Where is it?" "At the piano'!" replied I'aderew ski. It is- well for those who do their washing at home t.0 know that some ummonia in the water in which new* flannels are washed will take all the roughness off, and save both labor and soap. The am monia takes out the oil in flannel. Apples cut in Irregular pieces will cook more quickly in a pie...

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£10,000 in "Tips." [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

£10,000 in "Tips." : -t "Uoparting Londoners leave behind them nearly Jj.Ii),OOO in 4 tips ' tit railway-stations,,, in the week before Hank Holiday," Kays- a railway olh« eial. "It is estimated that the * hps of a porter (luring; tins period can easily be us much as JOs. a day." "Half a/sovereign- a-day/'- snid a purler., at ono of. the big stations, '.'can certainly;; he.carned^byawill ing man during the rush week. 1 came on duty at :10;30 j. it's now 1.45, and I've taken 7s, DJd. in Mips.'. Ono mini kivvo mc a-; penny stamp and a ha'penny, becauso . he had no other change. • But that's nothing to the ' tips.' you get from school-hoys. One of them thrust . a pockct-knifo and a penny into my hand and said; ' Take tins ;—I'm cleaned out.'-" > • ». '•> • » • St*- x i ' V.-- V. i The railway station at Galara, in I Tern, 10,0j)fiftJ/* atiovo <sen* level, is believed to be the highest habitation I in. the world. 1108.

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A Flow of Electrons. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

A Flow of Electrons. 4 (By EDGAll I..UCIEN LAHK1N.) Electrons are the smallest bodies known, if one can use the word (todies when speakinu of them. They; possess the fundamental property of nil bodies known, inertia. Thoy are snpposed to he composed en tirely of electricity ; and it is sup posed that nothing else exists. Could humans force them to lie in a row—this is impossible, since thoy rcrcl—then a row 'one inch Jong would contain 12,700,000,000,000. Anntom ■ of hydrogen, the lightest known, possesses 'about 2,000 times greater inertia than that of one elec tron. Hut note this::. Professor O. W. Uiclmrdson; Palmer Physical Inbo rn tory, J'rincetown, > has just made a classic demonstration well on; jn supreme and majestic im port, with the iever memorable achievement of INlillikan of the Uni versity of Chicago in his isolation .and weighing of one electron. Richardson experimented with a tungsten incandescent lamp, the • beau Ugs—now—« ppoa ri ©vory.ivlierp in advanced electr...

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BREAKING-IN! AMONG THE YOUNG HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

BREAKING-IN ! | AMONG TUB VOL'KG HOUSES. The boys hud just conic dou'n from lloonnra with a fine lot of fat cattle, but principal amongst their charges was a dowm young horses, , which in the next few days had to ! be broken in. They were mostly bays and browns, but there was one ■ dark, tall, well-formed horse tlmt | looked ns though he could gallop. ! All the youngsters had rough coats, j for from the_day,;_ they were foaled I they hnd been in the real bush, away I from the regular haunts of civili.su | tion. ! The next day an early start was made for the horse paddock, where the youngsters had been put the | previous night. Four of them were selected, and they were driven 1 oft' towards the company dip. They went quietly—so quietly as to al most convince one that there was no devilment lurking amongst them, and Unit the hrcaking-in process would be of the simplest order. The company dip was selected in view <f the fact il./it there was a .splou did stockyard—woll built...

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Blind Swim Straight. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

- Blind Swim Straight. | The man who is unfortunate enough j to lose his sight, or to ho born blind, is severely handicapped on dry land, but In; euu, if he is u swimmer, find I his way easily in the water. lUiud people generally have'a keen sense of hearing .unci..they can steer themselves in tho water by .sound as well as «n'.ordinary, man by sight. If they are swimming towards a cer tain polns, a.whistle'' from time to time'will enable tlicm to roach it with unerring 'accurucy. This fact has t'oceutly. been 'proved by sumo interesting experiments. A race which took place between blind 'men and ordinary swimmers in a lake | resulted jn a victory lor the for inor. • N'ormal swimmers lose u good deal of time in raising their bend for the purposo of keeping an eye. on the winning-post. Thij* also pneveuts them from concentrating nil their attention on speed. • "Before laying oilcloth, put u layer of sawdust on the floor, and it will' give a soft tread to tho feet, us well as preservi...

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Manufacture of Rubber. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

Manufacture of Rubber. Through the introduction of rubbor for the tyres of motor-cars nnd cycles the demand for this product has increased so rapidly that, lmd it not been for the further cultiva tion of trees from which rubber is produced, tyres would now cost at least four times the present price. Three or four years ago the price of the raw material was 12s. per ! lb.; to-day it is 2s. 10(1. for the ] same quality, Millions of these trees have been planted in various parts of the world having a hot, humid '■ climate, and as the trees do not1 produce snp until they are from five' to seven years old, the supply will , keep up with the demand. On well-managed estates, the rubber can now be prepared for Is. 3d. per lb. JCo doubt many people who en joy the luxury of riding in a enr fitted with rubber tyres will be In terested to know how the raw ma terial is obtained, and the way the tyres are made. Ttubbcr is the sap of u tree which grown in a wild state in coun tries 'havl»ip^*hot/~...

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Tragedy Revealed in an Ancient Tomb. JEWEL PLUNDERER CRUSHED WHEN ROOF FELL IN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

Tragedy Revealed in an Ancient Tomb. — JlSWELi I'LUNMEMf.tl CRUSHED WHEN HOOF FELL IN. AVIicn reading a paper oil recent discoveries in Kgypt before the Bri tish Association, Professor l'etrie mentioned an ancient tragedy rc vealeff when 0110 of the tombs was opened. • . Centuries ago a plunderer hud en tered a tomb and hud begun to re move the jewels when the roof fell in and crushed him. The discovery saved for us a gold ornament inlaid with — coloured stones—a splendid pieco of ,work_o( "tno twclftli~c!ynusiy,"' CliiTHku of which litvs not before been seen in England.

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British Crab Census. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

British Crab Census. No fewer than •">,750,000 crabs were, according to the annuul report on Sea Fisheries for 10112 just is sued, recorded in the landings for Kngland and Wales daring last year, while over :i?t,000,000 oysters, be tween 000,000 nnd 700,000 lobsters and sonic . 20,000 tons of other shellfish were taken. It is .strange to be told that, ul-. though oyster culture has beeii prnctised from very early times, many of the conditions upon which its partial failure or success depend arc still unknown or Insufficiently understood. In response to an in vitation given recently by the Oys ter Merchants nnd Planters' Asso ciation, the Hoard of Agriculture Fisheries have decided to institute u comprehensive investigation into the conditions; affecting the spat-., ting, growth, and fattening of the oyster. • The figures.given relating to the importation of foreign fish arc of interest. While the importation oi. French sardines into England has declined from -I.9,0.00cwt. in J.OO...

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Worshipping a Sacred Tooth. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

Worshipping a Sacred Tooth. At ivundy, in Ceylon, Is kept tho Buddha's tooth, which is tho object of tho unbounded revorcnco of more than 400,000,000 people. When this holy molnr was brought to Ceylon in the sixteenth century Kandy was only n mountain vil lage. Now thousands of pilgrims go every year to the gorgeous tem ple where the tooth reposes, bring ing gifts of every kind, gold and silver ornaments coins, jewels, and even frui'L and llowers. The Kings of Burma and Siam send annual contributions towards the support of this temple that holds the sacred relic, which bus a rather strange history. H is said (it have been the left eye-tooth of Duddha, and to have been tnken from his ashes -2,500 years ago. For centuries it was the marriage dower going with cer tain favoured princes. Tn tho fourth century after Christ it was taken xfroin India, then the Malahars secured it. It was after wards captured by the Portuguese, who took' it^to -Goa, where it' wa'a burned in 15(30 by tlic arc...

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The Villager Knew. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

The Villager Knew. ■ A--missionary--, meeting, described in I3ishop . ..Iloyd-Cnrpenter's " Sonic Pages of . My- TA(o," was - held r> in , a village. The View* < of : the parish was un, energetic man; indeed, his euergy was . deemed by some • of his parishioners as somewhat in ,trusivo..*y*-: , * At the meeting the missionary gave n . vivid account of the cannibal habits of some tribe, to which i missionaries had gone, and among i whom some had met .their death, i He described a native feast. .lie told how at the feast a Jurge pie had appeared. "Desirous of reaching the climax of the tragedy by slow degrees of heightening interest, he dwelt upon the pie, and then upon its central ornament., "What was it ? A human thumb !" And then, to lead up effectively to the thrilling finale, he turned about and asked, rhetorically, of . course, * "and whose thumb do you think it i was '}" • .■ ■ ■ .. . i Whereupon a villager saw his op- i porUmity, and answered, " Iso war rant it w...

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Historic Kisses. A STOLEN KISS THAT CAUSED A WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

Historic Kisses. A STOLEN KISS THAT OAUSED ' A WAIt. In tlic yenr 1791 tlio beautiful, charming, and famous Durhess of Gordon founded nnd raised tbe Gor don Highlanders, one of the most notable regiments of Scottish High landers. The most attractive terms to a new recruit in this gallant regi ment were a guinea in gold and a kiss from the lips of the far-fcuned duchess. K is said that this regi ment of soldiers was raised move quickly than any other regiment in the Uritish Army. This .seems all very good, yet the Gordon High landers paid dearly for the kiss they hud received from the charm ing Duchess of Gordon. They were soon sent to light the Trench, and in their first engagement .'J00 of them fell, killed and wounded. The survivors of the Gordon Highland ers always maintained that they never regretted the pricc they paid for a single kiss. In the year 17015 a stolen kiss was the means . of bringing about a fierce and expensive "\vur. Ferdinand of Bavaria was journeying into a nei...

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A Clever Smuggling Trick. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

A Clever Smuggling Trick. A clover smuggling trick was ploy-1 ed 011 a Customs OHlcer : on the | Itusso-llcriunii frontier on Novem-1 ber 20, ]905. Ail innocent-looking pousunt .-reported to tlio:olllcor n plot for getting;a largo'number of i pigs across the frontier. . 'J'lio method, lie said, would be to drive across, ut intervals of half nil hour, three, six, twelve, nnd two hundred pigs, the smugglers arguing, that if tho first three lots could be sont over there would bo no trouble wltli the two hundred. -The ollleer .was naturally on the alert. In accord ance with the peasant's statement, three pigs wero driven over. then six, followed by twelve. All these were allowed to pass, and preparations^ were made to receive the two hun dred. Hut no more pigs appeared, j and the twenty-one animals adinit ' teil bail in ttio meantliue been lod ' ged iu safely ! I • ! When frying fish, dip it in milk in stead III' egg before rolling in : Iireadcri(mbs. This is nioro econo mical and taste...

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Signals from Mars. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914

Signals from Mars. Is Mars trying to signal to the earth ? The question is raised by somo un usually interesting observations of the planet which have recently been made public by M. le Coultre, the distinguished nstronoincr of Geneva. During.observations, which lasted seventeen days, the astronomer re marked a series of luminous appari tions of a bluish-white colour, llko the light , of powerful electric arc lamps. The illuminations, which usually lasted scv/m seconds, were observed on soveral different, nights. This is not the first occasion on which they have been seen. Several astronomers have, at different per iods within the last six or seven years, drawn . attention to them, and hnvo tried to explain them as being duo to atmospheric or vol canic origin. S: Most of the previous theories have, however, been exploded, and the con clusions come to by M. le Cuultro, are strongly in favour of the phe ^UOmeillU—boilitf— n u. i tempts made during recent years by the Martians to get i...

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