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SOMETHING FOR THE CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 February 1914
SOMETIUN'l! FOR THE CHILDREN; This date tarl is generally liked and is very wholesome. Vou require I pound sell-raising slour. 1 ounces lard, 1 pound of dates (stcned), 2 .slices of stale bread, crumbled ; -J pound brown sugar ; $ cupful ' water, a little suit. Mix the lard uith the Hour, and add the salt ; moisten with the water, and roll out. Line a greased i pie-dish with half the pastry, add a layer of dates ; then a layer of crumbs, and one of sugar ; proceed in this way until the ^lish is full, letting the last layer be of sugar. Press it down, and put the re maining piece of pastry on the top. Bake until a pale brown, and serve hot.
Australian Aborigines. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 February 1914
Australian Aborigines. 1 The Australian Aborigines (.says Hishop Vrodsham in "The Corn! A\ Magazine) have considerable dra matic instinct, and tlu'ir dai.ets are extremely interesting and var ied. One favourite donee, prohao* ly connected with a basic |»rinvi ple of life, is wearisome l.eyond measure to the white eye, but this is not tho ease with corroborees il lustrative of life in the bush. One such dance, 1 have seen, por trayed a turtle hunt—in which the turtle lifting its head above the water seemed possessed with the spirit of elusive humour. Jn an other favourite dance the young men of the tribe mimicked a tribe dingoes quarrelling over the imagi nary carcase of a kangaroo. This dance, - I remember, once ended in peals of laughter, as two of the naked players, fighting like angry dogs over a real bone, rolled to gether into the burning wood-ashes of the camp fire. Tiie last dramatic corroboree I .saw was descriptive of three Chi nese squabbling together over a gun. The manne...
BASUTOLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 February 1914
===== 1. BASUTOLAND. » The greatest authority on the Ba sutos and Basutoiand is in London. This is If, Kdouard Jncottct, of | tho Paris Evangelical Missionary Society, who has spoilt the past HO years in Basutoiand, nnd is now on furlough. The work of this society dates hack to J.8.T3, when Moshesli, tho greatest of the Basuto chief-', invited missionaries of Paris to settle in his country, mid from that day until his death proved their firm friend. Jn conversation with a representative of "The 1'nily Chronicle" M. .Jacottet said that to-day between one-fifth and one sixth of tho population was Chris tian, the total population being about 103,111 natives nnd l,39i» whites. It was Moshesh who weld ed- the various Bechuana tribes in lo a nation. The progress of the Basutos is extraordinary, not the least striking illustration of tills being the genuine nativo literature which is developing. M. Jacotlet mentioned one young Basuto who has written a littlu book in tho Besusto language, e...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 February 1914
Cominoinvealtb^^^Banfi ofBustrali'a HEAD OFPIOK ^53^S^_ SYDNKY thb Bvilc 1i open (or ill sIusn o( (jENKRAL BANKING BU8INK8S it EQUITAGLC BUILDINQ, OOLL.INS STREET, MELBOURNE Abo at Sydney, Caoberr*, Ad&laJde, Perth, • rfibwij Brisbane, ftockha&ploa, Tovrnsvllle, and London. Oftbltremittance* made to, and drafts dr*tro.on'lW*tgti pbo«9 cUrett.-,, btH» Mfotlated cod' collected. Letter* of credit luued to an/ parvof tbt World.': • JlJttnejotlaUd or forwarded for collection. B.\nk!n«; aud Exchange Bu»lne§e'&lt;* ertry deecriptioo transacted withio the Oomtn&n. wealth, United Kingdom bad abroad. Current •oooont# op*Q«d. JattrtU pAtd oa Axed depevlU. Advascci made ayaiiut approved tecuriUes. SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Victorian Central Office* S17 COLLINS 9TRKBT, MELBOURNE. Braocbee in the abore citle* ar.d 2,000 Affonclfr* at Pott OCkes throughout the Commonwealth. Dtpoeitt from 1/» to £300. Interest at 3% por annum. &*po«Jts or Withdrawal® may be mad...
WHERE LIVING IS CHEAP. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 February 1914
WUIilllS UVl.VCi IS ClUOAf. "Tlu? cheapest place in the world is Antioeh, in Syria," says a re turned traveller. "Hiring on 1) * Mediterranean, the climate is juc* right in the colder months. T onco passed a winter there, and ull it cost me was £ L a week, though t leased a. tine house and kept three servants. For the house 1 paid i20f\ a month rent, while the servants were satisfied with 12s. a week. .Mutton cost l^d. a pound. Kggs were a penny a dozen, and chickens 2Jd. each. The finest of fruit and vegetables (in February, too !) wero so cheap that they were not sold in quantity. You got all yon want ed for so much per week. All I re quired for my household cost me Is. weekly. An American resident of Antioeh told me that he and hi« family lived comfortably on £30 * jre«r.'* *
A Gate Latch. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
A Gate Latch. The enclosed illustration shows a simple gate latch. The movable purt is made of oak about *2in. wide, ami 2Jin. deep, with the edges rounded and a slot cut-in about Sin,; to allow of the catch moving back. The piece of iron -can be Jin. by ±in. or lin. by -Jin., with 0110 end sharpened to drive up into the top mil, and the outer end thinned down for noils or .screws, or n small bblt and just a small set oft' to bring it over the centre of the mil. This catch is very simple and very durable. The ono 1 um describing has been in use well over fifty years. The small piece of chain is lived with two staples, and is perfect in action. This catch could be marie in iron, but X should prefer it in wood. When fixing, allow a little more room in the top pari of the mor tice in the head of the gate, to al low of a slight rise in the latch when pulled back. The British Houses of Parliament were the most expensive of modern buildings. They cost millions to I construct. X914.
A Burglar Fiction. EMINENT DETECTIVE SPEAKS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
A Burglar Fiction. t EMINENT DETECTIVE SPEAKS. "^Scientific burglary absolutely does not exist/' is the pronounce ment of tho former head of the Paris Suretc, or detcctlve depart ment, Xuvler Guichard, who luw just been interviewed on tho subject by .Richard Arapu, a leading cri minologist. M. Guichard, whose name became well known last year in connection with the automobile bandits, says that the conception of the twen tieth century burglar, who goes about his work armed with all the 'resources and the latest discoveries ,of science, is merely a joke invented by writers of fiction. "The truth is quite different," be went on. "Take, for instance, the oxy-hydrogen blowpipe, which is supposed generally to be used now to melt away the locks of safes. In all my experience as Chief de la Surcte X came upon only two cases where this method was used, and one w'as of a jeweller who robbed himself for Lhe insurance, and used a blowpipe heeause he bad read about it in novels. Tho other -c«5f&...
Adjustable Step for a Ladder. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
Adjustable Step for a Ladder. ♦ Houscpnlntlng is vory cnsily clone liy painters having I heir own srnlTolds, but n person desiring to do his own work will have only ft ladder to tnkc the place of n scaf fold. To paint, anil stand on the rungs of a. ladder all day will tire one's feet. As the writer had to do .some painting, and ft ladder was the only Hung obtainable to climb upon." a fint detachable step was imirln to put upon tho rungs of the ladflcr to siand on tho same as a scaffold. The step can be adjusted lo any part of the ladder for the painter -to .stand upon and paint a surface within easy reach. Two irons were bent V-shaped as illustrated,'each end having a half circle to fit over the rungs of the ladder.'
Gem Photographs Itself. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
Gem Photographs Itself, i Fn a very short time the ins w&lt;ill be extremely fashionable among well-dressed women—all the more from the. fact that it is impossible that it ' should become &lt;;ominon. At present... the total weight of the gem does not amount* to -more than one-tcn-thoUsandth part of that of diamonds." Hidden in a rugged ' mountain, of Sail l)iego, Culiforniar the passes of which arc guarded by armed men;'.- are : the only '-.known examples of the new gem, placed by connois seurs Noilly next afU*r the dia mond, pearJ, . and emerald in beauty ami surpassing ull precious stones in the fact , that it is believed lo contum--radium.? I • If exposed to . the lio'itgcn rays ' f»: iivo minute.*, and then laid upon a photographic plate, the ins will punt itself. An imitation gem would i nei er do this. Thus thu ins 1ms : another quality which other precious i stones do not possess, in that it will always be e^^tu^lA^. it from a paste imitaU»flA in some casfyfV...
Navigating Space; [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
Navigating Space; (By GARRETT I'. SERVISS.) - The sin lenient has- recently appear ed in priiit that, owing to tho dis covery by Sir- William Hamsay of rt gas .sixteen limes lighter than hy drogen, it may become possible to send a balloon from the earth to the moon on to other plunets. If this could be done it would ! e the most wonderful thing ever accomplished by.mad. A' voyage to the moon would be an experience of indescribable novelty and infinitely more marvellous than Columbus's Orst crossing of the Atlantic, But the reasoning on which the statement is based is entirely erro neous, and the fact that it is cre dited to a "scientist" only shows how ignorant the majority even of educated people are of the real diili culiies to be overcome before a voyage' in open space can be un I dertaKen. | Tins seems a good occasion for , showing how a trip to the moon I could actually be made—provided ! that we had the means. Suppose that this strange gas of I n..«v....n.i*wl |i.f}ilnn«c 7 pr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
Public Notices. COBRAM DISPENSARY STATION STREET. J. S. WILSON, CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST. Prescriptions Carefully Dispensed. Patent »a&lt;l I'j'opiittarjr Med iciao«_a Spt'UiiiltyV JSorseand Cattlo .Uodiciiies kept in stock. Mr "Wilson makes Regular Visits to Katamatite every Wednesday. DAVID TUNNOCK, Barrister and Solicitor, PUNT ItOAD, COl3RA.il. Commissioner of tho Supremo Courts of New South WaleB and Victoria for taking affidavits. JOHN BRICE BEARD, Barrister and Solicitor, COPRAM. Will visit Katamatito on "Wednesdays Trust Funds to Lond on Mortgngo. H. J. PEARSON, NUMUfiKAH KECORDED BY "VICTORIAN DEXTAL BOARD. Bates of visit— COBRAM—At the Grand Centra) hotel, on first Monday and Tues day in every month. KATA MATITB—At Lease's Hotel third ~\Veduosday in every month, NUMUEKAH—At Melvillo Street daily, from 9 to 5. A. A. &B0T0MEY,i f.s.o.i. I (Fellow Spencer Optical Institute), Qualified ^Eyesight Spaaialiat, Known all over South Australia, Victorian address: Marybor...
Rain Gambling [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
"Rain Gambling.'' ■ The Indian custom of "rain -gnm* bling". is referred . to in a Hlue Jiooki containing evidenco given by Sir Hmiii'i- iHuck/mioti " .Hamilton . be Tore the- Koyal Commission oil In dian Kinanue and' Currency. Sir-Daniel explained the ' method employed. "In the hot weather," he said, "\\q yet showers perhaps every three or four weeks, nnd us the rains approach the probability is that those showers will become morn frequent, * There was a gamble whether the rain would full ou a particular day or not. "There was a little tank with a spout fixed up on the top of a houso in the Hurra' Bazaar of Calcutta, which:is the hi# nntivo market-place, and if the rain- fell sufficiently for i thH> spout to. trim, it was consider-i ed to have rained, and the man lost or won his betaccordingly. This; gambling' became such an evil that the Government stepped * in and killed it." ' Before using a new saucepan fill it with water with a lump of soda some potato peelings and let It b...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
Commonwealth JgkBanh of Hustvalia - HEAD OFFIOE SYDNEY 9U« Dtnk is open (or >11 c!mki o! GENERAL BANKINQ BUSINESS M EQUITABLE BUILDINQ, OOLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE aim at Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobtrt, UrUbana, Kockhampton, Towmville, and London. Cftbl* remittances made to, and drafts drawn on foreign placet direct. Foreign till* negotiated and .•collected. Letter* of credit inued to any pare of the world. DHLs negotiated or forwarded for collection. !ttiikin£'and. Exchange Uiuinesi of every description trnmacted within the Common* wealth, United Kingdom and abroad. Currtnt accovi;it» opened. Interest paid on fixed depoiiw. Ad»anocijnadc ngalmV approved securities." SAVINGS BAN£\ DEPARTMENT Victorian Central Offlcoi 31T0*>LL1N3 STREET, MELBOURNE. Brt&chea In the above cities and 2t000 Afenbitf» at Tost O.Ticcs throughout the Commonwealth. Dopoaita front !/• to £300. Interest at 3% per annum. Deposits or Withdrawals may be made at any branch or Agcncr within t...
New Weapons of Warfare. DISTANT FIGHTING MADE EASY [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
New Weapons of Warfare. DISTANT FIGHTING MA 1)13 EASY | The latest triumphs of the fam ous- Krupp factory in (lei many is nn illuminating bomb which will re veal the precise position of the enemy, and that without the least risk to the observer. The enemy may be live or even I en miles awav when the oflicers decide that they should know more about the arrangement, of the forces and how the enemy is encamped. An order goes out to the eaptnin of artillery to got ready an illuminat ing boinb. He loads the cannon with the bomb after getting the i precise position of the opposing forces, but he does not. try to de stroy anything in their camp. The cannon is aimed up in the air in such a way that the bomb drops just above the camp. As the cannon is fired it looks as if an ordinary shell were being sent out, but such is far from being the case. It is a shell, but. a1 very unusuul one. When this shell reaches a point over the enemy it begins to drop, and the very hc parachute at,"tfio^fXip,...
Struck by Lightning Twice. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
Struck by Lightning Twice. 1 Are some people more likely to bo struck hy lightinug than others ? asks a writer. Jt Juis been main tained that this is so, some per sons being by constitution prac tically non-conductors. There have been individuals who disproved in their persons the saying that light ning never strikes twice \u the same place. "Father" Kosco, of Turin, was .•'truck three times on different occasions. Mrs. I lain, an Ameri can lady, who was wounded in the left fool by lightning in the, year ltflu. whs struck agnin in the same spot in The great .Mithridates was reputed to have been struck in the brow while a. child, and to have his sword fused by lightning as he slept with it by his side in Inter life. An ordinary brick will absorb a« much as IGoz. of water. Two men wearing veils and leggings were engaged for* three days in driving wasps and bees from the chancel of the parish church at Wal kern, H«rts. _ 1413.
Remarkable Facts about Babies. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
Remarkable Facts about Babies. f. "I never knew before I hud one/' said the professor of physics to his bachelor assistant, ''just how closely our science could he app'ied to u baby. I have been astounded at the following true conclusions: "As two similar bodies vary in weight, as the cubcs of their di mensions, 1 find. Unit a baby two feet long. should weigh just about one-sixteenth of a man Jive feet high; also that, as the surfaces of two similar bodies vary as the square of their dimensions;' a baby as -heforo would have about one sixth k the surface - of the nian. So the extent of surface proportiotyil • to;.weight in the baby is vastly groater than in-the adult; in fact, a square foot of . the baby's skin would shield just one-third the sub stance of what . a square foot would on an udult. "Arguiug from this, nnd knowing that the rate of cooling* of a solid depends on tho extent of surface,^ found thul u baby got cold quicker, or . worm quicker, when exposed to u fire.than a m...
A World's Record. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
A World's Record. World's records for tunnelling through hard rock has been bro ken to complete a bore through Mount Iloyal into the heart of the business district of Montreal. The achievement of the tunnel crews of driving SlOft. in thirty one days, which set n new* world's record, was brought about by a novel arrangement. The crpw hir«*d its own members and "fired" those who proved unfit. "Maximum «th cieney of the crew as a wliole was thus secured. The shifts worked utcry flay and night, in utter dis regard of danger, dust, and smoke, strninin.tr every faculty to outdo the best records previously mad^. in cluding that of the Arizona Copper Company of T'.'Oft. of cight-bv eight tunnel in thirty-one days. Tho Swiss record, in soft materials, was only l.^OOft. in that time. The decisive victory which the city of Montreal duly celebrated was won at the very last by tho daring of the men. The hole had been drilled and the blasts prepared for the last shot, which was expect ed to loose...
Novel Uses for Paper. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
Novel Uses for Paper. i tiennany manufactures annually •125,000 tons of paper ; England 200,000 tons ; France 190,000 tons; Austria JsV5,O0U tons; and Italy 1120,000 tons. Hut the United States makes and uses more paper than nil Europe, the tinnuul produc tion amounting to J ,800,000 tons. A 'French journal mentions the fol lowing novel uses of paper in America;:— . 'Jinofs of paper and compressed wood , pulp havo proved successful. A\ Chicago firm makes paper gar :mehts\ which arc so light, flexible, and convenient that, they are largely Used" in hospitals. The paper is made of the hark of the paper mul I tierry tree, and is tub-sized, ana finely scraped. Several sheets are I superposed and sewn together. The i garments have narrow fastenings. | i'aper cigars ave made !>y steeping i pajier pulp for ten days in a de coction of cigar clipping*, passing ( it between cylinders, and rolling the i sheets into the f jtm of a cigar, I'aper bottles and grain bags are made in Philadelphia...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 February 1914
THE AUSTRALIAN ESTATES laORTGAOE CO. LTD. WOOL WAREHOUSES, 573 to 579 COLLIN5 STREET, MELBOURNE WOOLand grain AUCTION SALES OF WOOL, F'DES. SKINS, TALLOW AND GRAIfr WH=KLY. LIDHRAL CAS! I ADVANCKS ON THIi ENSUING CLIP OF WOOL For Sale 111 Melbourne or Shipment to London. The Company act Strictly as .Selling Brokers. ADVANCES ON GRAIN.