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Largest Reformatory in the World. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
Largest Reformatory in the World. I The Australian reformatory ship Sobraon, onoo the ..moat popular tmilhi£'Ship thnt evctv traded round Australia, now floats as a refor matory In .Sydney Harbour. Tho ship is 315ft. long, has five ducks, niul is said to be the largest ami best reformatory in tho world. Hoys submitted to the Sobraon must be received, no matter what their condition, or health, or phy sique. The scum of the city, the worst boys in the colony, are all material with which the superin tendent has to deal. The largest reformatory in Kng land is at Hedhill. which contains three hundred boys The Sobraon accommodates four hundred. In ad dition to this, another four hun dred are apprenticed under the superintendent's control. After washing cut-^lass articles let them dry hud afterwards rub them carefully with prepared chalk, with a soft hrufth.
A FORTUNE IN A COIN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
A POUTUNE IN A COIN. | Somcwhero- in the world there is a j fortune in a coin. Among tho j coins- Napoleon, had minted wero •some millions of fivc-franc pieces, [and he determined to popularise j these in an extraordinary way. Tn j one of the coins, folded to a tiny size, was enclosed a' note signed by '..Napoleon, and promising" the sum ! of 5.000.000 francs—about 1:200,000 I —to tho ft inlet" of thnl particular LCOIIl. . | Naturally, everybody who changed a large piece demanded the new five franc coins in exchange, and as a rule probed and dug nnd sounded the metnl in eager search for the hidden note. But the years went on, and yet the note did not ap pear. Napoleon's plighted word is ' a sacred trust to the French na tion, and to-day the Government stands ready to pay the debt, which, is now worth Jul,'17">,000— upon demand.
A Moth Convicted of Murder. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
A Moth Convicted of Murder. i In olden times it u na not* rare for animals to be accused and convicted of various offences and given jurtl ! cial trials ; but there is a more re cent ense recorder!, In which moth whs proved to have benn u mur derer. It wns the case of the Prin cess Caruvella, nt Naples. After giv ing a dinner-party she proceeded to her room to snatch a few minutes of rest, in order to refresh herself for a dance. She was discovered Jyiny dead on her bed, with a pistol-wound in her heart. Iler husband, Prince Cara vella, had been noted for his jeal ous disposition ; and, as it wns cer tain that no stranger could possi bly have been in the Princess's room, suspicion pointed to him, and he was arrested. Tito pistol was found lying near the murdered woman, which in itself ; was favourable to the Prince, for no murderer, unless ho courted detcc- i tion, would leave the weapon to ho discovered. In spite of this, it was prooit»>iv- - H-rjum—nave gone ! bard with the acc...
Biblical Town Located. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
' Biblical Town Located. I Professor Sellin, the excavator of Jericho*- lias achieved ;a new tri I utnph .by tho location of Uie 1s | raclilish city of -Shoehorn, which is I associated" iu the Bible with the i names of... Abraham, Jacob, and i Joseph, and was the capita! of King i Jeroboam. Until lately the site i of Shechem has been, a matter of i dispute. Professor Sellin loeatcd it i as lyin# -under a low hill at 13a-j ; lata, a short Oistanco cast of the modern town of Nabltis.-. . Justre 1 ceiitly he had the satisfaction of | proving •'himself to bo right. IOx i cavations', carried on partly at tho i cost v ofv tho ' Viennar . Academy of; Science, revealed great parallel walls I ill no way .inferior to the defences ] i unearthed by. Sellin at Jcricho. , | Both walls end in towers, which arc j i supposed to represent the city' Igates. .Many valuable bronze and: i ceramic relics were found, tho de-I I posits dating .from Cnnaanitish up ; I lo (Jreek times. The extent of the i rui...
Wooden Cannons. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
Wooden Cannons. T Anyone familiar with the construc tion of modern weapons of warfare and the high explosives used - in them would naturally suppose, a cannon made of wood would he.' of little or no value as a weapon;. Wooden cannons have been used with considerable success, nevertheless, in recent revolutions in Cuba,- Haiti, and in the Dominican Republic. : The wood used in the construction of these crude weapons is' a very tough variety, having a twisted grain that curls about the log in such a way thai to split, the timber with ordinary means - is almost impossible. The best trees are selected and a piece of the log 5ft. or Oft. in dia meter is cut. After the bark has been removed and the log made per fectly round it is swung up on; a crudc truss and a hole is burned in to it from one end. The log is wound with strips of raw-hide cut from the skin of a steer. When the camion is covered with the strips ! of hide another layer is wound on, j and this is continued until the wpu pon...
Bed-Warmers in Africa. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
Bed-Warmers in Africa. Interesting accounts of the adven tures of a party of Uennun ex plorers in Africa are given by Adolf Kriedrich,. Duke of Mecklen burg, in a hook entitled " From the Congo to the Xiger and the -Vile." Three chapters of the book urc by the Duke and the remainder by his companions. The artist , of the party visited' the country of the Musgmns. where the people live in conical-shaped huts with Muted de coral ions. which are really beauti ful to look at and wurthj of the name of architecture. The huts are about H,"i feel high. "The first time J entered one of these huts f was \ i.'1'y much astonished : the voice echoed from the smooth inner walls and a dim ligrht penetrated from an opening in the roof, which also served as n chimney. In front of nn» stood a richly ornamented cof fin-IiKe structure, which T ascertain ed to be the householder's bed. Uod warmers in Central Africa ! The j walls were richly ornamented, and fli.sVinet style of its own. J cannot imagine h...
Belgium's Dog Policemen. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
Belgium's Dog1 Policemen* Belgian dogs: arc useful mul hard* working - citizens.. 'J hey still take part in the commerce of the coun try, and no modern ^method of trac tion has yet. .ousted- the familiar figure of th« dog*.and cart. Now thev accompany the police un their rounds; and canine dcionee hns heen brought to a fine art. Wide jumps/high jumps, and the climb ing of sheer-walls are part of their gymnastic training,, and the well known animals Tom du Littoral, Mux tie In Plaje, ' and Max de la | Digue have this summer been giving displays of their. skill to foreign | visitors. ; • • * Tom. u firto retrwver. is an exam ple of how the. watch-dog may he trained to defend and attack oven in the face of firearms, to assist the police in the capture of an assailant iVnd, iinully. to mount guard, and recapture in the ca«e of escape. The "star turn" of the police dogs is the defence of a. motor attacked by bandits—a topical .scene enacted with duo eileot on the public road. If a little...
How Queens Shop. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
How Queens Shop. All tho queens of Europe arc faith ful followers of the prevailing mode, and ore without exception patrons of the Paris shops along tho Hue tie la Pais and in the Place Ven dome. Even the far-away Empress of Japan, although she has not visit oil Europe, sends her orders regu larly to Paris, The Dowager Queen Alexandra of England is probably the best buyer uf nil the crowned heads. Her as sortment of gloves* rivals that of any other two selections, and it is said that she discards at least two pairs ilnily during the year. Her aver age expenditure in Paris for dresses and jewels each ,venr is .'K'.OOOdol., and this docs not cover new pur chases in jewellery, but usually their resetting. The Dowager Queen of Portugal until recently was Alexandra'* rival in the matter of Taris shopping. She has never been extravagant, as queens go, except in the matter of I riding-habits, of which she lias some Ltiwgs orrl«arutI_tlurl,y—iji_.Lhc_.COUrse. of a year. They must, bo made w...
CURRANT MARMALADE PUDDING [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
I CUKKANT MARMALADE l'UBUING '1 ozs. brent! crumbs, '1- ozs.- suet, 2 ozs. sugar,; 4 oVs.ninrinnlado, 4 ozs. eurrants, 2 ozs. flour, 2 eggs, i teacupful milk;, •' IMethod.-^Iix nil the in^cnKouls together.; grease a pudding" bnsin or mould u'ilhbutter niuldust with sugar. Put in the mixture/ cover, with greased 'paper, and steam I hours.' . • v: .. |
BROWN BREAD PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
BUOWN' ilUEAD PUDDING. . \ lb stale. brown >:bread, .-4 o/s. flour,. 4 ozs. moist . sugar, •} lb currants, 4 ox-s." chopped beef, suet/ i tcaspoonful ground gingeiy 1 oz. finely chopped candied orange peel, 1 tenspoonful. baking . powder, 2 | eggs and a little milk. . .Method.—Remove the crust from the bread, and cut the soft * part into slices, then soak in milk and water lill^quite soft, l'ress out j the moisture and put the bread in to a basin, adding to it the above I named dry ingredients. 'Beat'' up the eggs with a little milk and mix t thoroughly with-.^the above. Fill the mixture into buttered moulds, tie over with a wetted cloth, and boil or steam for about 2 hours. Serve with currant saucc.
CURRANT TEA CAKES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
guurant:TE4v &lt;' \ki:s 2 lb.- flour,1 i oa. German,-yeast, I 1 teuspoonful ?castor sugar, 1 oz. I butter. If gills . niiljfj" 1, egg, _■! ozs. currants; r.-\ Method,—Put the Hour and a tea-! spoonful salt into a basin; cream the ^citsl.^nnd castor sugar until i liquid: ; Melt the butter, add -tho | milk and make it tepid, pour - on I to the yeast, ,and add the egg, well boaton. Stir>\into the Hour, i mix into a dough, sprinkle in the i currants, and set . to rise t Houtv.i Divido into two parts,, and . put in-; to two well-greased cako tins.; Let i tho dough rise to the top of the, tins. 2Jakc /or twenty: minutes iu; a well-lfealed oven. Turns out of tins i when half'baked, ^ unci S brush over tho tops with egg 'or;-(milk and cas tor. sugar mixed. : Uoplacu ,aiul fin ish baking.
APPLE AND SAGO PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
APPLE AND SACiO PUDOING. •|H>. fino sago, £lb. currants, "\> cooking apples, 1 oz. butter, 2. o&s castor sugar, half n lemon. • .•Method.—Put the sago into'' a stewpan with '51 cupfuls: of cold water, and boil till the . sago .* be* comes transparent, stirring all the time; next ndd the thin rind of half a lemon, the currants, and thb sugar. Butter a pie dish, put in the 'apples (previously peeled, corf'd, and sliced), and pour over these the sago preparation. Tut the remain der of butter in small bits on the top, and bake until the apples are tender. Servo with a good cus-1 turd. ,
Another War Terror. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
Another War Terror. fciguor Ulivi, an Italian, professes i to have invented a machine which, ; if his claim cnn be substantiated, will add another horror to war far .exceeding1 anything" hitherto invent ed. According to his .statement, Ihcrmnchine projects to any distance rays, designated as "F" rays, which have the power of causing electric sparks upon nil metallic objects with which they coma in contact. Should the "F" rays bo directed j upon a battleship, the electric j sparks occurring in the magazines l cause the explosion of the ammuni . lion. K would be the same with I powder mnga/.ines, ammunition wag f gons, loaded guns, or anything else &lt; I containing explosives. Signor Ulivi t | g.ivc the following account of his | first practical experiment: " One i | evening I thought of projecting the ! ' F' rnys against the gas-meter. I j I did so, and the meter blew up. ]Uy , | laboratory was destroyed, and I es-1 | caped by a miracle. From that ^ time I made further exper...
CURRANT MARMALADE PUDDING [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
CUK11ANT JtAI \r \ 1 U C 4 ofcs. bread crumbs,'d- o*/,s. suet, &lt;1 ozs. "sugar, 4 ozs.v imu'maliulc, 1 ozs. currants', U ozs. - (lotir, 2 oggs, | teacupful milk. .Method.—Mix all ? the - ingredients together ; grease ar^.piidding basin or-'.-mould with butler ''and 'dust with sugar. • Hut-- in the mixture, cover with greased:/- Paper,and steam 3 hours. . If you have a hollow tooth und it aches, cut a piece of clove to fit the cavity and put it in lightly,, allowing the upper part: to stick out like n cork in a bottle. It will soon swell, keeping' tho air from the nerve, and the pain will,, cease until the clove drops out, when it may bo replaced by another. Cucumber-rind cut into, thin slips and put about where ants abound will invariably drive them uway.
Fortune Spent in a Year. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 February 1914
Fortune Spent in a Year. A Tho cut'eer of n Hussian, Vlndi- ( mir Njcdochin, who dissipated a fortune in a year and is now a cro.ssing-.sweeper, is told In the "Wie ner .Journal," of Vienna. lie was determined to live either at the top J or at the bottom of the ladder. I."n- j accustomed (&lt;> wealth, he unexpec tedly inherited from his mother. Mr be-^iii to live in the most- expensive maimer in St.; Petersburg, keeping a yacht ami racehorses. He nave the finest enter tainments to his friends. in the course of which mirrors in the res taurants were frequently broken, through the throwing of champagne bottles and glasses but he cheerfully paid the bill. Discovering that he had come to the end of this money he invited ull his friends to a fete in un 'island, whither they were taken in his yacht. The day was pawed in revelry. When the last visitor i had been landed on the way home, Xjedochin sank his yacht so that no one should use it after him. A few days later he applied ...
CURRENT TEA CAKES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
CtntltK.VT TK.V CAKF.S. I 3 lb." flour, J o». (Jcrman yeast, i L tcaspoonful castor sugar, I 07.. ! butter, IJ gill milk; L egg, I ozs. Currants. ; Method.—Put the Hour and a tea spoonful- of salt into a basin, cream the yeast and castor sugar until liquid. Melt the butter, add the milk and make- it t*pid, pour on to the yeast, and add the egg, wrll-bpaten. Stir into the flour, mix into a dough, .sprinkle in tho currants, and spt to rise ohp hour. Pivide into two parts and put into two woll-greased cake litis. Let thn dough rise to the lop of the tins. Make for 20 minutes in a well boated oven. Turn out of tins whwi haff-baked, and brush over tho tops with eg? or milk and cas tor sugar mixed. Replace and fin ish baking.
CURRANT LEMON PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
ccuran't Lir.Mo.v pupping. | fl 07.S.' suet., 3:b*s. breadcrumbs, 2 o/s. Hour, 5. o/.s. currants, 4 ozs. sugar, 1. egg, rind and juice of 1 lemon. Method.—Mix all the ingredients together ; put in a greased basin and r.ovor with greased paper. Stenin 2 hours. The best way to kwsp a dustbin fresh and clean is to put hot ashes into it each time it has been emp tied. It keeps it quite clean and free from all smells.
SOME GOOD RECIPES. BEEF HOT-POT. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
SOME GOOD RECIPES. 4 iiot-i'ot. This is quite one of the most delicious hot-pots ever tasted. The haricots and tomato pulp give it a quite unusual flavour. Herjuirod : Two pounds of top-' side of heel', lour teaspoonfuls each of fresh crumbs and lean cooked bacon, one tahlespoonfnl of parsley, one egg, one onion, seasoning, n' hreakfastcupful of haricot beans (soaked overnight), one pint of to mato pulp, half a pint of stock. Cut the beef into four-inch squares. Chop any trimmings from the slices, and mix. with the crumbs, chopped bacon, parsley, and the beaten egg. Season this mixture, and spread n little of it on ench • slice of beef. If it seems . too. dry to spread, add a little "stock or milk.. Uoll up the slices neatly.* Iloil the baiicots un til- very nearly soft, then drain off the water, and line the Inside of the hot-pot" with a layer of the beans. Next pack in the rolls of href. I'e.'l land thinly slice the oni'm, lay it I over the beef, then the rest of the beans. l*our....