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Courtship and Marriage. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

Courtship and Marriage. The first four Sundays of-Novem . her n re observed ns fete days in Holland.* They are known by the curious names- Keviow, .Decision, Purchase, nmM'ossession, and nil re fer to matrimonial affairs, ■•Xovciu-1 her in -Holland being the month! par excellence devoted to courtship and marriage, probably . because the agricultural ' occupations of the year are over, .and possibly because the lords of creation1 from quite remote antiquity • have, recognised the 'plea santness _of having wives to;; cook and cater Yor^ them the- long win ter. > "** i r On Keview Sunday everybody goes to church, and .after- v service therei is a church parndo. in every village, i . when the youths and maidens' ■ gazo tupon each other, but ^forbear to i spenkv . .w. ! On Decision Sunday each bachelor who is seeking a wife approaches the maiden^ of his choice with a : ceremonious bow, unci from "her ; manner of responding judges who i ther'his advances are acceptable. . ! On Purchase...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
How the Telephone was Invented. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

How the Telephone was Invented. i It is pcrhnpfi not*-.'generally known i that the lurniiijr . of n. screw.- one fourth . of « v revolution was re sponsible for so important an in-' volition, as the telephone. -- All the millions that/ havc resulted- from the invention of the ■.•Hell- telephone de pended upon • this slight^ twist of the wrist of J.iiv Alexander CJraham Ik')) ' There had been men before - lM\. Bell who had come near to finding n way to verbal intercourse easier. The Heis patents eanic nearest. suc cess. Jtut in the .: lleis ^patents the current was intermittent. 1 It had to [ leap a gap. Dr. J lei I closed that i.gap when - he turned the screw. i Hut l>r. Hell - was .not trying to iii : vent a. telephone 'when ho ^incident- • i ally stumbled upon his 'secret. lie : was~ working on a.method of mak : ing . speech ,visible, for his wife was deaf and dumtv and he'was scekinir an easy method-' of .conversing with her.!. .Instead, he found the method of talking over a ;...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A FAMOUS ANNIVERSARY. THE BATTLE OF EL TEB. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

A FAMOUS ANNIVERSARY. ¥ . THE BATTLE OF EL TEIJ. The Jii^ht of Thursday, the 28th I nf February, 1882, the British force | of Jess thnn four thousand men, with Sir tJcrald Graham for lender,! hod spent bivouacked in the desert near Fort Haker. " Hooted and . spurred/' they hnd flung themselves down on the sand for a few hours* slumber, with bales of stmw for beds and blankets pulled over them for cover ; for they knew that stern work awaited them with the com* ing of dawn. Hut. a few miles away across the desert the Mahdi's men, in dusky thousands, were beleaguering the l-'nrt of Tokur, which it was their mission to relieve. Two Egyptian armies, which had made the same venture—one uiid.er Consul Moncrieff, the other under Haker Fasha—had failed disastrously, and hnd strewn the desert with their dead ; and no answer hud come to General (Gra ham's warning to the rebels to "dis perse or take the consequences." They meant to light ; and tho sun Ufat was- soon to rise would look l>nTi...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Ancient Thermometers. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

Ancient Thermometers. 'I lie curliest'thermometers were of (liu expansion type, and were duo In the exertions nml research of (iaiileo. They consisted of. n glHSg bull)' with ii capillary tube ntlnch i'd, the bulb being filled with nlcn luit, wlilclt expanded with tem perature, the expansion being indi cated by the movement of the alco hol up or down the capillary. Tile scale on the thermometer was pure ly an arbitrary one, anil it was not, until Hooke, in 1081, sug gested the melting-point of ice and Hie boiling point of water that any attempt was made to obtain a finicliinienlnl scale of temperature. Thirty years afterwards, ~in 171!,! I'nhi'imihcit. suggested his scale. As 1 lhe Fahrenheit scale is st ill the one ' iilniost universally used by Eng lish and American engineers, it ii'ay lie of interest to know how I'uhrenheit obtained his scale. The (wphiuatlon generally incepted is to the Into i>r. Clumgee. The lower fixed point of the scale \w\s ' determined by a mixture of «•...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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"Cheer Up!" [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

"Cheer Up!" (Jet «U tlie good there is to-dny, Don't fret about to-morrow. There's trouble round us all the time. What i»cod is there to borrow ? The wise mini gets, what joyhe v»u, ( And leaves the fool Ids folly. He knows too much to waste Ids life # In gloom and melancholy. Look oil the bright side every lime. Don't waste your clays repining' When any cloud looks djirk and dull, Turn out the silver lining. . lie wise ! He cheerful, liriglit, «"'! Bind. J.cave to the fool his folly. Ami let your motto be "('beer up • Your rule of lifp "lie jolly !" I'Ai iner : "If you want to not to Ihe viMnge, you must go this way.' Tourist : " 13ut the guide-post points in the other direction." "That is right. We have pointed the finger in the wrong direction to keep beggars and robbers from enter ing the village."

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Wasps as Pets. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

Wasps as Pets. The late Lord Avebury used to keep pet wasps, and on one memor able . occasion a "tnme" wasp at i one of the sittings of the British As : sociation. This particulnr wasp was captured from a nest in Lhe Pyre nees, but why his lordship should go so far for n wasp when they are so plentiful at home it is hard to say, and though a I first rather too ready with its sting, it became per fectly tame, took sugar from its master's hand, allowed him to stroke it, and always returned to its bottle home. A certain well-known actress, who is at the present moment delight ing full houses with her splendid art, makes pets of huge spiders, and delights in feeding them, attend- I ing to their comfort, and generally ! mothering them and making them as j happy as spiders can ever hope to lie. Jt is certain thnt she is not a ; member of the company which plays j "Kill That Fly," She leaves that role to her pet spiders, and they play it most effectually. A French eomtesse, who is well kno...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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Teaching Oysters to Make Pearls. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

Teaching Oysters to Make Pearls. The growing scarcity of perfect pearls has induced the Japanese at many of their pearl fisheries to adopt a soineuliut novel plan, which, if it succeedy, should tend to increase enormously the world's pearl output. l*carls are formed l>y little grains of sand and other substances which get into the oyster's shell and are a source of irritation to the little animal inside. lie cannot turn out the intruding substance, so pro ceeds to cover it up with layers of lining material, until at length the object is encased and a round or pcur-shupcd pearl is formed. The Japanese are trying the for cible introduction of foreign . sub stances into the oyster shells. They place live oysters before a fire, the heat of which induces them to slightly open the jaws ; then a very tiny piece of wood is inserted with a little of carbonate of lime. They are then placed once more in the oyster-beds, and it is calculated that In about twelve tubnths the oyster will make ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Mechanical Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

Mechanical .Soldiers. ♦ A Banish engineer hns invented an automatic soldier, which he f claims will do a»vny with most of the dangers of wur for the army employing his invention. It consists of a steel cylinder en closed withiu another cylinder which is embedded in the ground. The fighting power is set in mo tion by means of wireless telegra phy, the inner cylinder rising to a height of about oft. above the surface of the ground. At the same time an automatic gun. fixed in the cylinder opens fire with .400 bullet? in any required direction." The automatic soldiers may bo brought into action by an officer at a distance of five miles from the line of defence.' Further, it is pointed out that there is no dan ger of panic. . It is claimed-that a few hundred of these steel warriors would suffice to defend a position ngninst the most powerful infantry attack. To stop the murderous shower of bul lets the enemy would hove to de stroy the steel cylinders one hy one, which, of course, in acti...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
NOT TO BLAME [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

NOT TO BLAME; Two cabmen were glaring at cach other. "Aw, wot's Uic mutter with you ?" ilcinaudcd one. "Nothink's the matter v.-id >.me. Why ?" "You gave mt a narsty look," per sisted the first. "Wot, me ? Why, you certainty have a narsty look, but I didn't give it to ycr !" The Candidate (having quoted the words of an eminent statesman in support of an argument) : "And mind you, these are not my words. This is not merely my opinion. These arc words of a man who knows what he is talking about."

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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SIR HUGO[?]S WILL A TALE OF AN OLD OAK CHEST. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

SIR HUGO S WILL, A TALE OP AN OLD OAK OH0ST. In a gr«at gloomy, tapestried chamber in his ancestral homo of Dacro Towers lay Sir Hugo Dacrc, (lying. Thoro wero three othor persons in • the room ; the family doctor who had just arrived in answer to a iiasty message sent by the dying man ; a professional nurse ; and a young man bearing a slight rcsem blancc to Sir Hugo. For some time before tho lawyer's arrival tbo baro net had seemed to be sinking rapidly, but as soon as he knew the former was in tho room a new strength i seemed to come to him. Raising himself slightly on his el bow, bb addressed him in clear firm J tones : "Put everyone out of the room, Thompson. I want to speak with you alone." The nurse instantly quitted the a partment. A heavy frown darkened the young man's face; he made no attempt to move. The lawyer cros sed over to where lie stood b> the oriel window. *' Pardon me, Mr. Dacro, but your J uncle wishes for a private tall: with me. Will you kiindly leave us for...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

Auction Sm.ks. Campbell & Co's SALE FIXTURES. Pub. 20—Unreserved clearing sale, Xaring, ncc. Mr George Chick 27—Numurltnh stock sale March 3—Katamalito pig sale 4—Strathmertoa stock sule 'i—Horse salo at Nuniurkah (with Adamsau, Strettle & Go.) 4—Sale, at Numurltnh horse sale, of horses, form implements, etc., on acc. estate of late Stanley Scott, Iuvcrgordon o—Unreserved clearing sate at Ivat amatitoa/c Mr J. 11. Spa ill C—Numurknh stock sale G—Sale at Numurkah of 103 acres laud, parish of Dtmbulbalane, for Mr R. Prideaux 11—Kalanmlite stool: sale 2'1—Numurkah pig and poultry sale £ AT AM AT IT E Thursday}' 5th March At 1.30 o'clock. UNRESERVED Clearing Sale CAMPBELL AND HO. ! Are instructed hy Mr J. K. SPAUL to coll^at tlie farm, near Katamatite, ou the above date, as follows— HORSES. 4 splendid draught mares 1 heavy draught geldiug, 4 years, by Quality King 1 heavy draught gelding 1 draught filly, 3 years, uubrokeu, by Quality King 1 yearling draught filly by Ersk...

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News from Round and About. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

News from Round and About. Mr Justice Heyden has decided that £2 8s is ft "living wago" iti Syd noy at present.' Up to Monday evening last tliore had boon over 121,000 bags of wheat crossed the Piuley ivoighbridge. The secretary of tlio Tocurawal Progress Association is in receipt of lottors from the Victorian Railway Commissioners, intimating that thoy are calling for reports upon the matter of running a through train from Mel- ! bouruo to Toeumwal daily without having to change at Strathmerton, as at present. It has been decided to abandon the annual sports gathering in tho aid of the Mooroopna Hospital in Tatnra this year. The prosideut (Mr T Flanagan) pointed out that last year they had to spend £2 to get £1 profit. A sys tematic collection is to be made | throughout the district, and a garden I fete and picnic will be hold, to be followed by a dance at night. Mr. jr. MuContianghty and Mi'bs Selinn Glover, of Tocmnw.il, wero united in tho holy bonds,of matrimony on "Wednesday of...

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Yarroweyah Races. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

Ytirroweyah Baoea. The nnnunl meeting of the Ynrro. woyah Turf Club, hold 011 Saturday attracted a good attendance, although tho weather was most uncomfortably warm and trying to patrons. Si„Cu last year tho club lias addod a number of improvements, including a publi can's booth, and the course is now in splendid ordor. Mr James Smith,, who has had charge of tho grounds Cor many years, was made a lifo mem ber of the club iu recognition of tlia good work ho has put in, and "Jim" proudly displnyed his badge of office. He lias made the course his special euro, and every year makos a point of having all the appointments in uoat and ship-shape order. The president (Mr M. Siojtes) and secretary (Mr p. Nnughton), agisted by a good coin mittoe, worked hard -to make tho meeting eujoyabla. Nyagaroou was iu moBt requost for the Maiden Plato, which opened the day's racing, but'iu tho race lie made a poor showing, the winner turning up in MUs Grace, a daughter of Ches terman, which was practical...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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A Column of Comments [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

A Column of Comments;/ [Br R. E, Fu:xsnuN.] What might happen in future :— "Going to tho races, Jack?" "Yes, Bill, 1 hope to make a quid or two." "Why, do you know anything, or are you in any of tho jokes V' "No, but I'm going to watch tho olllcials." Tho "Sydney Morning Herald" had an artielo recently about the Kelly mid on Jevildorie, and after describing what they did thoro winds up with saying "the bushrangors rodo off into tho hills in pairs, and made towards tho Murray." Now anyone who knows Jenldorie (which is known as the City on the Plain'*) will he aware that thore are as many hills in that neighborhood as one could find in the bottom of a now fryingpan. The only earth up heaval in that district is the local rifle club's mound, and fortunately for Ned and his gang that "hill" didn't oxist when they made their rise »t tho only bank they wanted to negotiate and lifled about £2150. Apropos of the Kelly gang I note that Sergeant Steele, who wounded and otiptut-od ,tlio -loader...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

Public Notices. Bereavement Notice. MR TJIOS. O'DWSTEIt and MR THOS. O'BRIEN" return thoiratnccro thanks to the many fricrnU who so kindly oxpro3sed lymp&thy -with them in their recent sad bereavement. Furniture for Sale AS I am leaving tho district at an early (Into all my Household Furniture ia for private sale ; also, a number of high-class greyhounds. S. W. R.AMSA.Y, JCntamatite. Shire of Berrigan. Tenders. rpENDERS will be received at the Shire jL Hall, Berrigan, up to 10 a.m. on .Monday, March Oth, for the following ocntracts A RIDING. Contract 2-14—Formation on tho cerao tery lane, Finley, and also near Mr Yeo's house. Contract 3-14—Loaming in Morris's lane near Mr E. Quirk's house. B RIDING. Contract 4-14—Formation in Old Borri* gan huie between Messrs McDonald and Mudge's properties. Contract 5-14—Formations on tho Wood stock road at the 3-mile peg and at Mrs E. A. Creed's gate. Contract 0-14 —: Formation near Green Swamp siding. r 1 -vH: C RIDING. ... Contract 7-14...

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Katamatite Weights. NEXT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2[?]. Trial Stakes—5 furlong. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

Kataraatite Weights. NEXT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY '23. Trial Stakes—5 furlong. 1 Flow ;; 9 7 Eeparg&rde 9 7 T.N.O. ... .8' 12 Glenhurst ... 8 3 Hogan'a Ghost ... ... 7 12 Astrakhan... ... ... 7 10 Miss Willow 7 7 Koalla ... ... ... 7 6 Mian Prodigal 7 r> 13ynya .... ... ... i »: 7 . 5 Katamatite Handicap—1 mile. Bessemer ... ... ... 9 5 Admiral Grand 9 3 Lady Mona ... .... , 9 3 Waipa 8 9* Allara ... ... ... ' > 8 0 Pi-inline ... ... ... 8 2 The Result 7 ' 7; >'oble Bill... ... ... 7 5 Pony Itaco—4 furlongs. Little Turn 10 9 Posey ... ... - * ... 10 5 Coogee ... ... . ... 8 10 Clara ... ... ... 8 10 Gontle Annia ... ... - 8 5 Bronzewing ... ;.. - 8 0 Guupop ... . ••• 8 5 Mountain Dew ... ... 8 2 Innisfail ... ... ... 8 2 Beidir ... ... .7/12 Lady Anist ... 7 12 Sqlo ... ... ... 7 10 Perpetual ... 7 10 Little Mick ... 7 10 Yora ... ... 7 10 11 Guidesvring ... Amy Guide #t, - Creeping June March Lass ... Welter Hacu—G furlongs^ Espergardo - ... Mnrblou Mount ... ...'11 0-?...

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Swimming Demonstration. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

Swimming Demonstration. At the Cobram school on Monday morning Mr A. II. llowlett, nssiatant to the organiser of swimming and lifo saving, Mr Prank Beaurepairo, gave 1 nu iustructivo addross to the children cm swimming and life saving, and a lecturette ou the Scbaefer method of resuscitation. Tho lattor is n very simple method, and as Mr Howlett'a explanation was very lucid, a good many of tho children quickly grasped the idea aud when called on gavo crodi table demonstrations. An ad journment was then made to the river, whore 11 boys submitted themselves for examiuatiou for the department's junior swimming certificate. To secure this tho boys hud to swim across tho river and back and then show that they could float. Mr Howlett was very pleased with tho way in which tho boys carried out their tasks, and stated there were some very promis ing swimmers amongst them. The names of the successful enniliflntnn are as follows:—R. Coloinbini, W. Burke, L. Tuck, E. Stewart, J. Jack son, It. ...

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Bicycle Road Race. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

Bicycle Road Raca. ar0 tho handicaps i I i'i-m ^ 'ivriHvoynh and back. 1 on .Sattirdrtv ' •M. .Snioothv A. Ash !}'• McUbo !;■ Orant ... " • Kusmll... I'urtoll ... '<• 1'urtell f' Lwrcnco ' J** -Moore K. Vend \\\ Kusgcll ■j". Culomllini Crawley <1# *:«. Crunimond iJubolo" k. Kciiy ;;; Jf'iy Katon Jj' Tuor K Moure £■ Smoothy & Russell

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The Future Princess Royal of England. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

The Future Princess Royal jf England. J'rincess Mary, the sixtecn-yoar-old daughter of the King and Queen, is described by Mrs. Sarah A. Tooley, in "The Home Messenger" as a splendid type of a bonnv Knglish girl, tnil nnd rohust, with a com plexion like a blush rose, grey blue eyes, and an abundance of pretty brown hair. She shous signs of inheriting the stronger character of her mother, who has vigilantly superintended her education. Her most important studies have been French, (Jerman, music, and, of course, "deportment." Her profi ciency in the last subject may be judged *by the public, which has often been delighted by the mixture of girlish shyness and dignity shown in her public appearance.*'. Princess Mary's favourite hobbies .are rid ing. photography, and shopping. Shn is also clever at needlework, hut, a* the Queen oner remarked laughingly, "L am afraid it cost son»<* tp;«rs." She liven very sim ply, nnd her frocks are of th<* neat and serviceable orde...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 February 1914

In Memoriaiii. McLIDAX—In loving memory of Xorniun Gt'orjie, who died Februnry 21st, 1PI2; nlso, Diiviii Charles, who died February 1 Oth, 18'Jtf. "To memory ever dear." —Inserted by loving parents, brothers and titters.

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