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Guarded Diamonds. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
Guarded Diamonds. An army of spies is employed to protect t!ic fabulous wealth of tho famous .Do lleers Diamond Klines at Kimborley, .South Africa. flu TJeers pruth.oo About' £5,500,060 worth of diamonds annually, nenr ly half the world's output. They cm ploy 2000 European and 17,000 native workmen. An ncmy of spies assists them to protect their vast wealth. The Kaflirs are confined to com* pounds, but the while men arc, re latively speaking, trusted, return ing to their homes daily niul never being searched. Ti»e blacks sign contracts for four months' labour, during which they are not allowed outside the com pounds except to go to their work. The ground covered by the five mines is about twenty square miles, ull of which is encircled by practi cally unscalable barbed*wire fences. The open mines and depositing floors arc again inner circled by similar fences, and stilt again by barbed wire entanglements. These entanglements arc illumlnat-. ed at intervals by electric lights at night...
144 Miles an Hour by French Aviator. RECORD FLIGHT OF 9,795 MILES IN ONE BIPLANE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
144 Miles an Hour by French Aviator. H13COKU FLIGHT OI?'9,795 MILES IN ONE BII'LANK. It is the boast of French aviators that they arc (he most daring and most cfliclcnt in the world. M. (Juillatix, an aviator Aith several line long-distance /lights to his cre dit, has now broken all speed re cords, attaining 1-11 miles an hour. Starting from Suvigtiy-en- IJraye, he covered the 119 miles to I'aris in fifty minutes. This was accom plished with the wind in his favour, hut it must also he' considered that he carried a passenger. 1'erhaps oven more remarkable is the feat accomplished by M. Tour ney, who has covered miles without changing either his biplane or his motor.
Telegraph Humour. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
Telegraph Humour. — i There aro several good examples J of telegraphic errors in an article, "Humour in the .Telegraph Ollice," In ' Chambers' Journal.' A despatch in the 4 Ot tawa liven I ing .Journal/ rlnterl Dauphin, Mani toba, June 18th, and announcing the result of the voting in the Kinisteno district of the vote, Meyers and Nott Shadd, a negro, elected for 'the constituency." It should have been of course, ".Meyers, and not Shadd." Many blunders of a local charac ter in the Australian Press might also he recorded, but sometimes these arise through the ambiguous wording of a message, as happened in the following case. A member of Parliament was to have made a speech at a certain town, and, being unable to do so because the heavy rains had damag ed a branch railway, he sent a tele gram us follows : " Cannot conic. Wash out on line." Tn a few hours the reply came : "Never mind. Bor row a shirt." Some years ago, when it was pro posed to subsidise" a, new steam ship line between Ca...
Best Bedrock Diet. PROFESSOR SHOWS HOW FOLK MAY STARVE WITHOUT HUNGER. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
Best .Bedrock Diet. - ■■ ——« I'JtOFIiSSOil SHOWS HOW FOLIC HAY STAKYE. WITHOUT HUNGER. Voi' the man who bad come clown to bedrock living wholemeal or.black bread was better than white, said Professor. I.eonard Hill at the Bri tish'" Association in a statement on Ajort—sctjiis?" VTtnmfnes "were nut contained in white- bread, and this, perhaps/ was not so serious a loss to '."'middle-class peoph\ who had other, sources . of nourishment, bttt it was all-Important to the work man and his family, who had \v> s?ub sist on bread and tea and jam. JSoino sterilised articles contained wtnunnes in diminishing quantify, others, such as canned goods,' after prolonged boiling, contained none— they had all been destroyed. A -man could live in prison on black bread and water in the Middle Ages, but nowadays- ho could not live in prison on white bread ami water. Sugar, as now used, liad become a mischievous article of diet, and nianv of the people of Great Britain lead ing sedentarv lives were us...
Concerning Charcoal. ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL HOUSEHOLD COMMODITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
Concerning Charcoal. ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL HOUSEHOLD COMMODITIES. How many housewives look upon ciinrcoal as a valuable nccossity in the home ? few. Vet Ith uses are many. To begin with,, it is the best and cheapest disinfectant and de odoriser—in other words—charcoal is the best knotfri disease-catching* preventer and smell-ender. Tho smell of cabbage water is not. nice. A lump of charcoal in the saucepan prevents all odour. You may be afraid ?hat tho joint, or a piece of fish may go bad. Simply lay pieces of charcoal on them, and they will keep perfectly fresh. If, say, the fish has manifestly "gone/' Cook it just the same, but place in the fish saucepan two or three pieces of charcoal. The fish will bo as good as if but just cnught. A wire gauze or muslin bag. filled with charcoal, and hung in the lar der, will keep that important place perfectly sweet. A wardrobe which smells of clothes, and makes a bed room stuffy, can be made all right if two or three little bags of char coal...
How to Live 100 Years. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
How to Live 100 Years. The decrease in the death rate dur ing tht» last century has been re-. markablc, hut as every well-inform- f ed physician will toll you, it luis Ici»n brought about ehiefly by les sening the number of deaths among infants niul persons under thirty yours iif age. After, the fatter age the da tiger of death is greater than eu»r in spite of nil that medicine ami surgery can do. Sir .)nines .Sawyer^believes it is by no mean;* n dillicult matter for any human heing to live to be a hundred years old.. ; lb) has recently '!•'** I ;i ivd Hi ft t anybody can* attain 1 his ngp, unless killed by accident, be or she will religiously observe ' in? i'ull»»wing eighteen "Command "i'-'ils or Health I—Might hours sleep every night.. -—Sleep oiuynur right sble. • I—Keep your bedruoin window open. •I—rilavo a Hint at your bedroom door. 5—Keep your bed away from the wall, 'J—No eold bath in the morning, hut n bath at the temperature of Hie body. 1J\creIse before breakfast. '—'"'•...
RADIUM VAPOUR. BOTTLED ENERGY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
RADIUM VAPOUR. t-- • llOTTliKH' KNEIMiY. Persistent "nd unwearying re search work at (lie Uadiuin Institute ' in Hiding House-street, Portland I lace, lias resulted (says thu hon alon "Paily Telegraph") in a dis covery, the only parallel to which, in'the words of Sir Frederick Tre ves, is to he found in the burning hush of Closes. Tho announcement, which is of tho greatest importance, since it widens immensely the Held 'of radium therapy, was made to a number of visitors who were in vited to inspect tho institute. It is known to scientists that ra dii. ni gives off a gas which is tailed emanation, and it has now been proved at the London Insti tute thnt this emanation is as clli lient for curative purposes ns ra il i> in itself. Furthermore, means \u\w been found by which it can be conveyed to medical men all over . ih,' country for use among their own' patients. The emanation, or gas, ori Imi*r*—how it is described matters littb» to the lay mind—is given off constantly, and yet,...
SWEET ORANGE JAM. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
SWEET ORANGE JAM. SI I lurgc oranges cut in very thin ' slices ; remove the pips and put into | a preserving pan. Pour over nine [ pints of water, ami let stand all night. Put on to cook next day, and let boil until ijuite tender ; then put ' in Gil) crystal sugur and cook for! about two hours—or until it jellies. This is a well-tested recipe, and tho- ' roughly recommended. 1909. |
MILKING CAPACITY. ITS TRANSMISSION. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
MILKING CAPACITY. ITS TRANSMISSION. Following upon n notable paper by Dr. James Wilson, ot the Royal Col lege.of Science, Dublin, upon the way in which colour is Inherited uniting Shorthorns, the same authority now deals with the wny in which milk yield is Inherited. That is, milk (rom which n larger or smaller quantity of butter can be produced. "Most of our cattle yield milk which contains on the average nbout 3.7 per cent, of butter-fat ; but Jer seys yield milk containing on the average nbout 5 per cent. There are many individual fluctuations in both breeds, but these figures are nbout the average. In Ireland, as in other parts of Britain, there arc many Jer sey-Shorthorn crosses. During the last two or three yenrs we have been able to get the milk of a number of these analysed, arid it is found to contnin about 4.2' or 4.3 per cent, of butter-fat. on tlie average. Individual fluctuations have been found as low as 3.9 per cent, and as high as 4.7, but the average "Is as stated. ...
CHAPTER X. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
CHAPTER X. Three (lavs after Barnes had ar rived at Crackingstone with Sir Pe ter, the situation stood thus : Barnes admired Edwina, and loved her splen did inheritance. He had never looked upon himself as the future Duke of Chiltern. His knowledge of aristo- I iratic institutions was too limited to allow him to speculate on the pro bable death of Lord Chester as the means of elevating him to one of the ) proudest peerages in England. In j fact, so far aa mere position went, j Barnes was well satisfied with that which he had. He lacked only money and lands, and these, asiie easily in ferred from Sir Peter's skilful re- j marks, he would win with Edwina's \ hand. As for Edwina, she confessed j to herself that Gerald Lovering, ! though he was certain to be a duke, I was not half so fascinating in. his j personality as Vane Prance. Prance • was impetuous and overpowering in ; his love—since she opene&lt;l the way for j him to be so. Barnes—or Lovering, j as she knew* him—was co...
PART 7. CHAPTER IX.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
PART 7. CHAPTER IX.—(Continued.) "It would be a grand thing. By heavens, I never dreamed of it ! But suppose—suppose, now, Edwina mar ries him. She can win him if sho chooses—she can win anybody. Sup pose she does so, and becomes his wife. And then suppose the old duke (lies and the title goes to Chester, after all. This fellow has nothing." Sir Peter looked with pity on the man wbo could be so blind. "Why, hang it, Tom ! what's come over you ? Don't you know that even in that event Gerald is sure of the title ? Suppose Chester does get the title ; he can't live long, and Gerald Is next in line. In fact, there is no one else, Except these two, there is no one to save tho title from laps ing." "Chester might marry." "Let him," said Sir Peter, snap ping his fingers. "Let him marry. He will get a wife, that's all. I have thought that' all out, my dear bro ther. It is possible that he will mar ry. The duke has been at him for years to do so ; but I don't think— nature is against it—I' d...
CONGEALED MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
CONGEALED MILK. Milk frozen into cubes weighing 20 or 30 pounds apiece to ft new idea adopted in the Brazilian province of Minus, denies, from which section Kio do Janeiro drawn most of its milk supply, says MThc Toronto," Out., Telegram. The milk is sterilised first aud then is frozen into blocks. A number of these cubes are placed in cans having insulated walls hold ing about 300 quarts. The caps are then hermetically sealed and are cool ed' to 3'J degrees Fab. It is said that milk shipped after this treatment will stand a journey of from fifteen to twenty days without injurious effect, and that the melted milki blocks taste just like fresh milk. •"The Milt Reporter."
THE DAIRY. A MAN WHO DOES THINGS [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
THE DAIRY. r A MAN WHO DOES THINGS A year ago nt a farmers institute in Highland county, Ohio, a man got on the platform nnd read a paper 011 ensilage that could he writtsn nn|y by one who knows. A man Heatcrl i,c. Bide me Bf.il : "That's Jake, White, , bachelor, but lie's onto Ills job." tcr a ycnr I am again in Highland county in the neighbourhood of Ju>-5' White. I have been in Highlnnd county hut five minutes when a good citizen said "You must see White's great dairy before you leave," and ninth r said "White has the finest herd of 150 Jerseys I ever saw." "You can walk all through his stabler v&lt; h bedroom slippers on aiyl en. -.e rut clean," snid another. When ,, mil waggon passes some one says*^ "Tli.it is White's." Two hours before d r'( one hri-lit evening I walked out of Hrem 'Tp one mile to this great mil's estab lishment. A daj la'io ircr in a stone quarry milking two native cows nnl carrying the milk to customers nto„t was the lot of .lake White 2f> yeir...
USE OF FREE NITROGEN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
USB OF FREE NITROGEN. - Some of tlie European countries lire particularly interested in the manufacture of sulphate! of ammonia. Sulphate of ammonia contains, on ^tucr^avcroge;—"nuoutr20~pcr~ccnc7~nt trogen, • and is qulto frequently "a very efficient fertiliser. A new plnnt for the manufacture of this highly nitrogenous fertiliser has just been organised in Norway with a capital stock of over two and one-half mil lion dpllars. It aims to turn out an nually 40,000 tons of sulphate. To do so it will he able to use enormous quantities of the free nitrogen of the air. The farmer who grows lucerne, clover, cowpens, and other legumes is every year adding value to tlio farm and to the products ot the farm, tor legumes are transformers of free nitrogen just as the factory is. While sulphate of ammonia will be used by those in intensive farming operations, it will be many years be fore the average American farmer will need to rely for his nitrogen up on the manufactured forms—that is, of co...
HYGIENIC MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
HYGIENIC MILK. According to a French authority stnndnrd hygienic milk, should have been put through the following pro cesses. 1. Analysis and testing to remove watered, skimmed, soured or low grade mjlk. —' 2. Filtering or straining to remove taechanical impurities such as hairs, dust, etc. 3. Pasteurisation at a temperature above 176 degrees Fah. and immedi ate cooling' to about 40 degrees to destroy pathogenic microbes, such as those of tuberculosis, diphtheria, typhoid fever, etc. •1. Bottling or sealing in sterilised containers. It should then be kept at a low temperature until sold. The first country to establish this standard for milk was the Argentine Republic, which enacted statutory re gulations ns long ago as 1830. These .were soon followed by similar laws in various European countries. In Argentina the treatment described | has become . obligatory.— "Chicago Produce."
Original Correspondence. We do not identify ourselves with the opinions expressed by our correspondents. THE G.V.F.B. DEMONSTRATION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
Original Correspondence. , TVa do uot identify ourselves with the opiuioi cxproued by our corrwpynd«at». THE aV.F.B, DEMONSTRATION. TO THE BDITOE OP XHB COURIER. Sitt,—Through the medium of th* "Courier" the Cobram Fir© Brjgado desires to appeal to the townbpeople-ivnd farmers (or funds to help us to make this demon &tr;ition a. success. The heavy expense of laying on the water (some £200), of which we intend to pay interest and sinking fund, laying asphalt track (about £40). trophies lor competition (another £40), and inciden tals, will make the sum op to £100 for this year. We claim that we art doing our duty in advertising Cobram, and we givo our services at fires and bush 6res freely und willingly, 'and in asking the public to buuport us we feel we are not cadging, but asking what is really duo to us. Special trains arriving on 27th and departing on 29th, rae&u another expense. We are bringing to Cobram over '200 firemon for two nights aud a day, and th® business...
News from Round and About. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
News from Round and About. "from Manger to Cross," absolutely the finest picture ovor screened id Cobram, at the Victoria hall aext Saturday night. ffhe booth rights and other privilegoo fop the forthcoming race meetings in February at Muckatah, Cobram, and Yarrowoyah will be auctioned by J. MoNatnara and Co. at Cobram on Saturday, 17th inst. John Baxter, lata of North Mooroopna, farmer, who died on 10th Ootnber, 1913, ioft by will datsd 2nd November, 1907, tho sum of £12,732 realty and £2321 porsouulty to his children. Fonr good blocks of agricultural land at Matong, N.S.W., aro to be ballotted for on 10th February. Full particulars regarding these blocks may be obtained from Mr H. Tuck, who ii propared to aot aa agent for applicants. Have you ever seen and heard the real Christy minstrelsy ? If you havo not then uoino along and see, Hugo's New Minstrels at Cobram. on Saturday weok; if you have, then come and revive old memories. Mr M.: J. O'Brien, of Booesy, harvested 300 acres of...
ALL-RIGHTS RESERVED. A BAFFLED IMPOSTOR, OR, THE HEIR TO A DUKEDOM: A HUGE PERSONATION FRAUD. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
ALL-RIGHTS RBSERVHD. A BAFFLED ^IMPOSTOR, OR, THE HEIR TO A DUKEDOM : A HUGE PERSONATION FRAUD. By 3. W. Hopkins, Author of "On Four Brass tcs," etc., etc. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. Henrj Barnes, an adventurer, finds himself sharing a room in a New York lod^ing.-house with a young (el-' low about his own age and physique, j In the early hours of the morning Barnes is horrified to discover that j his companion is dead. On searching j the. deceased Barnes brings to light a sum of money and a letter, the lat ter being written apparently by the young man's father, George Lover ing, to his friend Sir Peter Steede, ; banker, of London, in which lie im- j plores Sir Peter to do all in his; power to help his son Gerald, with : whom he has quarrelled, owing to the boy's attachment to a variety hall singer, named Mildred Moore. The letter further states that Gerald is sailing for London and intends calling on the banker when ho' ar rives in that city. Barnes considers it a safe undertaking ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
PODLIC NOTICES. Acknowledgment. WE desiro to sincerely thank the mem bers of tho Cobram Fire Brigade, also everyoae else who assisted, for the valuahlo help thoy so'readily gave in preventing tho fire spreading fromourstoro yard on 2nd inst., without which Assistance the damago caused would havo been con siderably greater. Gratefully yonrs, BROWN, CORKS & CO. Cobraro. Cobram Bush Fire Brigade. THE above Brigade desires io tender to all non-landholders its appreciation of ' their efforts iu extinguishing the late fireB at Messrs Rowley's and Stewart's properties, and acaords best thanks for the loyal and willing assistance given. DAM WATER. FARMERS, "HO will it pay to hare dry dama vv when they can be filled for £2? Those requiring must apply before tho 20th inst. "Water turned in to approved drains only. Drain levels run at £1 per mile. Apply Apply for a Two Months job of GRAPE PICKING. Start "Wednesday, January 28th. Booking Now. "Write or phone Ne 14. "SEVEN HILLS," COBEAM...
COBRAM. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 8 January 1914
coiuuir. The annual meeting of the Cobrain Turf Club was held at tlu&lt; Grand Central hotel on 80th ult., Mr E. Suding presidio*. A programme of eight cveuts for prize money totalling £03 was adopted, and it was doctded to sell the booths on 17th in fit. The Socretnry reported that there was a fair surplus on the credit side of the lodger. The election of otTicers resultod as follows : —President, Mr E. Suding. Vice-Presi dents, Br. Kennody, Messrs J. Grant, J. 8. Wilson, E. Brown, A. Ross, P. ilanrahan, J. Garden, L, A. Farrell, J. If; Johnson and F. A. Howell. JndK©, Mr John Dick. Treasurer, Mr F. A. Howell. Handieapper, Mr \Y. Hill. Pony Measurer,. Mr II. Y Brown. Clerk of Scales, Mr II. Anderson. Assistant Clerk of Scales, Mr Wm. Tuck. Clerk of Course, Mr R. Tyack, Stewards, Mosira W. Tuck, J. J. Browne, T, O'Brien, A. Wadeson, P. Conway, A. Gilmour, W. Hoffernan, G. If, Collie and \V. II. Burstall. Protest Stewards, Messrs J. H. Johnson, T. Eanrahan, J. ])ick, P. Hanra...