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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
MAX SlTPOSfiD TO iHO 12«. James jParroll, who claimed to J'C 128**years of atje, has died in the Rookwood Benevolent Asylum. Carroll wn/t a native of Ireland, and arrived in Australia 65 years ago. When in the institution he wqk closely questioned as to his age. and the ollvi.ils there believe that he wqji as old as he claimed to bo, 1415.
[?]TAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Where the term "The Common[?]" is used in connection with these [?] and regulations it includes Pa[?] [?] and Norfolk Island.] LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
I 'DISTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS ("Where the terra "The Coain.on •. a'.tii1! is used iu couut-clion with. ..••H and re*;ulf.tio;ir. it includes Papua^ 1-1 owe iiJanil, sine! Norfolk Island.J LKl'JEttS. I'or every i ounce or fraction thereof, .'oi dtfilVCt-Y wiliir.l the CoilUfiOU .. k.uaith 0 1 [•'or clclivc'v in the Ilriti.sh Km ! pirq .. .. .. ..01 Ajj^fcliveYyin tltc'Nou* "HebridoE, • -.liaukSj iind 'lorrcs. lM&n$ls ... 0 i2 r\>r detfvery ftrottfer places .. .. U i-'i ... Ui'FJER CARDS. Nondelivery within the Coiiin?onwenlth: Single, Id. each; reply,-Id. each half. For delivery in the British Empire (seu Hat oi places under "Letteiv')—Sin gle, Id. cach. For delivery in New Hebrides, Hanks, and Torres islands—Single, Sid. each. Fur delivery in other places— Single, 2$d. cach. TOST CARDS. Singlo Postcards impressed with tho Ld. stamp, and Reply or double cards, cach half of which has the Id. Ktantp impressed thereon, may bo transmitted to piacca within the C6mmo:;wo.:hh, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
Pcnuo Notice. IMPOllTANT NOTICE.' Alf. Fimister, Having purclmed the proporty OPPOSITE THK. l'OST OFFICE, COBBAM, - Kctinns liislmit thank* for^mnt fltvora itid inforia* tli'-farrayvind public of tW»uitpundingilMrictWat li(fiV now" prepared to execute all kinds of work the trade at iu»9t ronsouable price# Slioi'iiifc done by a Fiist-ilass Tnidtminaii. Buggies, Gigs, aud Wagaone built lo order or repnired. Repairs executed with despatch F*rui Implement* o(all kindB made to J order or repaired. Chaffcutting. TO FARMERS.—My Chalfcutting Plant his been thoroughly renovated ami put in complete order for the present scutum, and lam now prepared to undertake all orders entrusted to mo. Tho plant h*R been placed in charge of Mr Kelson Liwrenee, wboenn bo relied on to give his best services to the work. Prompt replies will bo given to communications addressed to AN(JUS McDONALD, Womboin. FORriTKR'S No. J5?.—Tbis Hi«h eraO? S lver-i»lat®d H*/or is equjl lo aiy uzor tetaited at 7/f>-. W&...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
To Farmers! If You Want Anything, in •_ the ■ WEy . 6f Complete Harvesters Chaffcutters Disc Cultivators Horseworks Disc Ploughs Scarifiers Paring Ploughs Harrows Engine Fittings Winnowers Reclining Chairs Vehicles Orchard Implements Horseshoes Or General Repairs, CALL ON James Grant Cobram Foundry, Tel. No. 3. Station St.( Cobram GBAIBT SEASON. Special Notice to Farmers, Grain Dealers, Agents, OALGETY & COMPANY LIMITED, Wool, Grain & Produce Brdsers, Melbourne, a El PffFfiiyn to MWEifi cxjwayMgyrs or WHEAT, FLOUR, OATS, BARLEY, MAIZE, PEAS, And GRAIN of nil deaorlptions, At tooir Warehouse®, Newmarket, for «ale la the Melbourne Market, oc lev shipment to London All Grain carefully marked on receipt into Store at Newmarket, and the identical bags and content* positively held until instructions to sell have been received from owners. , MO CARTAGE on CONSIGNMENTS BY RAII iQuibell's Sheep Dip Kemp's Patent Sheep Branding Liquid , "Wormo Sppcifico Sheep Drench Nobel's Gl...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
The Orient Bakery. H. Anderson, BAKER. PASTRYCOOK AND CONFECTIONER, BANK STREET, CO BR AM, Respectfully solicits the favor of your custom, and guarantees that none but the Very Best Quality of Bread and Small Goods will ba supplied. Weddings, Dances, and Picnic Parties Catered for. HOT PIES ON SATURDAY NIGHTS. Carts visit all parts of tlie district. THE AUSTRALIAN ESTATES AND MORTGAGE CO. LTD. WOOL WAREHOUSES, 573 to 579 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE WOOLand grain AUCTION SALES OF WOOL, HIDES, SKINS, TALLOW AND GRAIN WEEKLY. LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES OX THE ENSUING CLIP OK iVOOL For Sa!o In Melbourne or Shipment to I.onJon The Company act Strictly as .Selling Brokers ADVANCES Oi\ GRAIN. fFooloid^ For Constipation, Biliousness, Bad Breath, If - Headache, Indigestion. ' A = Delightful Family Medicine
Animal Weather Prophets. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
Animal Weather Prophets. Cat's fur is full of electricity and before n thunderstorm n cat is always extremely lively and play ful, probably on account of itf» elec trical condition. Before rnin is expected you will sec a cat assidu ously washiiv? its face. Ponkeys will bray loudly and con tinuously nt the approach of n .storm. Jf cows lie down tn tho early morning instead of feeding, or huddle together with their tails to windward, then there is rain about. Like cats, the approach of a thun derstorm makes cows extremely frisky. They run up and down the field but butt imaginary obsta cles at such times. Sheep turn their heads to the wind when the day is going to be fine. lint if they graze with their tails to windward it is a sure sign of rain. so experienced shepherds say. l.ike cows, too, they show | an unusual liveliness at the ap proach of a storm. Even the se date pig is watched by country weather prophets, for it is always uneasy when rain is coming. Most birds are restless whe...
Thunderstorm Hints. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
Thunderstorm Hints. A student of electricity offers this advice to persons who are afraid of lightning "If in n building which is isolut ed in the open country or is higher thnn surrounding buildings in a group, avoid chimneys or other flues, open windows or draughts, es pecially warm currents of air, di rectly below n high tower ur ilag pole, peak or angle of the struc ture. Keep awuy from overhead wires entering a building—although these nre generally protected by lightning arresters, the current is not always ' arrested.' "if in the open, avoid trees, wire fences, or poles, and if you happen to be the most prominent object in j the laudsenpe, as in nn open field or on a beach, do not raise a steel rod umbrella, or, in fact, anj umbrella, as you may become a living lightning-rod without an ap proved ground .connection. "Jfyou should happnn to be caught in such open space, with lightning discharges coining very close, as may be determined by the lessening inter vals between /lash a...
Fewer Marriages Because People Think. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
Fewer Marriages Because People Think. (Uy UOIJOTHY nix.) There are many reasons why people do not marry. One is the high cost of living, for while the nation is undoubtedly prosperous, the gol den ?(renin doesn't wash by every man's door t&lt;» an extent that (•mihlcs him to* support a family in nny decent' comfort. '/'he iiihIm reason, however, that there has been a decline and fall off in nintriinony is because people have begun to use their heads in- , slcad of their hearts in deciding the matter. Cold logic hn.s superseded Die mating "instinct in dealing with the problem. In former times men and women married simply because they were attracted to some membei' of the] opposite sex. Whether they could frcil or clothe n familx, or whether they were likely to bequeath some terrible inheritance to their off spring. did not enter into their calculation. They went into it blind, without regard to conse •piences to themselves vor anyone else. .Vow intelligent- ' men and women co...
Your Eyes are Like a Japs. WHY THEY BOOK DIFFERENT. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
Your Eyes are Like a Japs. WHY THEY DOOK MKi-'KKliNT. We cull the Japanese "almond eyed" and the .Chinese "slit-eyed/' nud most of us are npt to suppose that their eyes are of entirely dif ferent shape from our own. But such ifc not the case. The eyes of ■ all the races are practically alike in shape, their difference in appear unco being due solely to a ciUTor* once in the opening of the lids. Among the Caucasians when iho eyelids arc drawn open the outer and inner ends of the lids form a straight, horizontal line. The lids open wide without any. special ef fort, presenting the effect of the full eye. Among the Chinese and other Mongolians the lids do not open so far, and on this account, they are often spoken of as "slit-eyed.". Al so the line from the inner to the outer corner of their ,*cyes is not perfectly horizontal, the outer end being slightly higher than the in ner corner, thus giving the effect of what is termed tho "almond eye.'V -' hi tho Caucasian eye the cud of the te...
Killer Whale's Habits. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
Killer Whale's Habits. In the narratives published by the | first notional antarctic expedition, i, under the late Captain Scott;, refer-( rnrrs were made- to the e.xtrnordi-. nary ferocity and curious -habits &lt;&lt;( the killer whale, a ■ huge piebald l.I'ihlwr-coverctl. monster" that is the terror of the antarctic .seas. -■ I.or Krnrst Shackleton,- indeed, .made i the astonishing &lt;-statement that - a ( Killor uhato had attempted -to tip some of his men off a , piece of doe. This seems nt first hearing ■ to be a fantastic traveller's tale, but. it is &lt;"• idont from Capt. Scott's latest narrative, just published . jn , the "Strand Magazine," that this hugo I'Msi has the aeutencss to perceive, that he can roll his prey off the itc into the sea, where he is usually fll'h' to capture and eat it. .'Iheiu is evidently no doubt that the killer whale does introduce his huge hulk under a mass of floating ice and attempt to. roll hts prey into thp wate...
Painting Restored by Clever Method. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
Painting Restored by Clever Method. Ono of the cleverest methods of re storing a painting ever used was Hint applied, in New York recently in treating a canvas which, on ac count of its great ago, had become almost as fragile as tissue paper. The first step was the gluing, by means of a vegetable compound, of a thick piece of Manilla paper over the face of the painting. The pic ture was then turned over, and from | its back Wtifi picked thread by thread nil the rotten canvas. At , the end of tins operation all that remained of the original work was a delicate shell of paint glued to a sheet of paper. A new piece of canvas was then attached to the back of the paint shell by means of strong llsh glue. The Manilla paper on the face was easily re moved with hot water, after which there remained the painting as be fore, but uiouuted upon a strong new canvas.
Bull Fighters' Fortunes. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
Bull Fighters' Fortunes. j .JJombita, the famous Spanish b'ull-fighter, is retiring from the ring. Though only thirty-four, he hus - been fighting sincc he was nineteen, and has killed in nil .'5,000 bulls, and has made over £120,000. The average fee for it fight is £250 for a famous toreador. As Hombita took part in sixty-five fights a year his income, • since . he became the idol of Spain, has . been over £10,000 a year ! As a matter of fact, presents, special fees, anil i .so on have brought lionibita's an nual income, up. to £*0,000 during! the lust feu' vears. If it were not | that the matudor spends as freely as he earns, Bombitn's fortune! would have amounted to far more than £120,000. 1 he : twenty • most famous .bull fighters in Spain earn between them £200,000 a year. They are treated in a-way which seems amazing to the average Englishman. When a bull-fighter visits a. thea tre-he is given - the best box in the house.. He is provided with the most expensive and luxurious s...
Always a Winner. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
Always a Winner. ♦ He was a well-known actor-mana ger, but ho had had a bad sea son, ami was endeavouring to re coup his losses hy betting on horses, "The glorious uncertainty" or the Turf, however, proved too much for him, and ho resolved to givo it up. "Well, my boy," said a friend of his whom he had not seen or some time, "1 hear you're backing fancy now. What's your imt tip for to day ?" "My friend," said the actor-mana ger, "I'm going to back n horse to day on which I can't lose." "What's that ?" said his friend. "You might give an old pal the tip." "it's called ComtiHinsense, bred by Kxperience and Know Hettpr, and the jockey's name is Let It alone," ; wns the reply. When a pipe from a lavatory basin or a bath becomes clogged with soap, mix a handful of soda and a handful of common salt to gether and force it down into the pipe. I.ea\e this for half an hour then pnur down a large ksttleful of boiling wator, afterwards rinsing the pip« thoroughly with warm, water. J
INDIAN SNAKE-CHARMERS AT WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
INDIAN SNAKE-CHARMERS AT WORK. The main contention of the suako charmer, whether ho be Indian or Kcd Indian, is that he is absolutely im mune from the bites of tho most pois onous snakes, and the manner in which ho allows himself to be bitten by a cobra or adder never fails to imprcsi, not only the native, but al so the wliito man unacquainted with tho tricks of these humbugs. Kor humbugs they really are, although it must be confessed that they pro vide a very interesting and fascina ting entertainment. I As a matter of fact, snake-charmers almost without exception, play either, with snakes whose fangs and poison- ' ous glands have been removed, or use ' non-poisonous reptiles which they, pass of! ns dangerous variotics. And 1 when they have attempted to charm . snakes without removing the poison ' their exhibition has invariably come j to a tragic end, and, in spite of their "Mil and dexterity in han.iiing, and ! Iho supposed magical antidotes which thev carrv with them. . ! Often ...
Titles Nobody Claims. ROMANCES OF THE PEERAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
Titles Nobody Claims. I ▼ | 110MANCES OK THE PEEK AU IS. The betrothal of the Duchess of j Fife to licr relative, Prince Ar- ' thur of Connaught, is a reminder 1 that the late duke's kinsman, Mr. Dm/T, who resides in Australia, at St. Kilriit, Melbourne, has so far not troubled to establish his right to. the Kifu earldom in the Irish peerage. The honour is bis if ha cares to chum it, but realising that j there is no .properly attaching to t the title, Mr. Duff has no desire! to be Earl .Kite without Adequate ( means to .sustain the dignity. I Though people are so eager to j obtain handles to their names, im- . mensc sums being contributed to the party funds by ambitious indi* I viduals in the hope of getting a knighthood, baronetcy, or peerage, a ! good many titles are awaiting claimants. On the death of the seventh Earl of Milltown in 1891, j the honour became dormant, as no heir came forward, but one, it is j alleged, to be found in tho person , of a guard on an Indian railway, wh...
TOO MUCH FAVOURITISM. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
TOO MUCH FAVOURITISM. It is not always good to bo tile pet of the ladies. This is the lesson that was learnt by little Archie, aged 9, and with a lace trill round his ncck, at a children's picnic. Little Archie had long golden curls, and a velvet suit, and the ladies just loved him. Tea-time came, and they all besieged him. Cakes they gave him, and Ice*, and wafers, and choco lates, and buns, aud lemonade. They were most pressing, and Archie liked it. A little later, however, Archie went into a quiet corner to thiuk, and there, with one hand on his head, and one on his sash, a dainty lady found him. "Wh>, Archie, pet," she exclaimed, "what's the matter? Haven't you got all you want ?" "Yes, I've got all I want, please," murmured Archie, over polite, "hut, please, I don't want all I've got." As Ikey Mo>es was walking across the golf links he suddenly received a terrific hit on the nose from a hard driven ball. Smarting with rage and pain, he hurried across to the unwitting caus...
SIX MILES UP! [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
SIX MILES UP ! (ily ClAimiST 1'. SERV1SS.) TIiu greatest peril for those who ascend to great altitudes above the esirth is not that of falling. but that of being suffocated, like fish taken out of water. - It was the climbers or ! high, mountains who first discovered the fact that it is often difficult'.-.for men to breathe at a height of from two unci a half to - three miles' above sec level. Jhit more recent study has shown that the -difficulty, arises- mainly from the comparative lack of oxy gen in the upper air, and that this may be overcome by means, of ..appa ratus supplying extra oxygen:to the lungs. ; ■ ... The two principal constituents- of the atmosphere "areoxygen,' and .'ni trogen. Mixed, these are near the (Mirth's surface, in the • proportion j of about four volumes of nitrogen; to one of oxygen, the air is re-.j spirnble, and the inertness of the•! nitrogen does no harm." Hut- if the} proportion of oxygen is reduced, tho air becomes stifling. " Now, oxygen is heavier ...
AUSTRALIA TO-DAY. THE STORY OF PROGRESS. A RICH AND EMPTY LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
AUSTRALIA TCM)AYr • —*— THE STORY OF PROGRESS. A RICH AND EMPTY LAND. BY HARRY S. CULL13TT. It is frequently remarked that the greatest development of tho twen tieth ccntury is to be the reawaken ing of tho great Asiatic peoples, and it is forecasted by pessimistic West erners that the millions ol tho East may, 100 years hence, bo the domin- j ant influence in the world. But those who take this view are surely . short sighted. It is youth that wins nnd a little study must convince that' 100 years hence there should be no ! more ambitious or more powerful mi lions in the world than those which are now so rapidly building up in the wide, new, fertile, and, as yet, almost empty regions of the earth. We have seen in a single century wlint has been done in the Unitod States ; we have seen tho American people increase in 100 years from J some seven or eight million to near-j ly 100,000,000. And just as certain is it that in the next 100 years this ^ wonderful performance will he equal-, l...
"TIMES IS CHANGED." [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
" TIM ICS IS CHANGED." Miss Mary Donnelly, a Now York politician, lolls this incident uf a walk ill l.ong Island, whore she di.-covcred a down young ladies in gulling costume practising in a meadow : " As I watched them, nil old fanner and one of his farm hands approached. ' lloss,' grum M.mI (he farm hand, ' them girls in the mcddcr is scarin' our cows.' The old fanner shook his head mid sighud. ' Ah, Timothy,' he said, with profound truth, ' times is chan ged since 1 was youivg. III thorn days the cows scared the gals."
"LUCKY" COINS SENT TO CRICKETERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914
"LUCKY" COINS SENT TO CRICKETERS. Fortunate is the captain of a county cricket club, who lias never received a " lucky " coin. For he is as "good at tossing" as was the man who owned—and used— a two headed halfpenny, or the Hon. F.S. Jackson when he captained many teams against the Australians. On six successive occasions he won the toss against Mr. Darling. On the seventh, at Scarborough, lie found the famous Australian in his tent, stripped to the waist, cncirclcvl by the Union Jack, and with his arms folded. "Now," said he, "we will have a proper tossing, and the qnc who gets on the top wins the toss." " All right," said Mr. Jackson. "Here, Georgie "— hailing a hurly member of his team—"you comc and toss this time." " Very well, then," returned Mr. Darling, hastily ; "we will toss in the old-fashioned Way !" Mr. W. G. Grace has had soveral spells of " bad luck " in tossing, anil has in consequence been presented with ''lucky" coins innumerable. Lord Hawke, when he captured Yorksh...