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German Emperor a Tee-totaler. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

German Emperor a Tee totaler. .To the ranks vof teetotalers must now be admitted Kaiser • William. Foreign despatches say that little publicity . hus . been given : to > this fact, because it- might." imperil: one of the -most ^-important;, •mdustries'of' t ticriuany. v vli u1>JSLoiu\m;e-froni bcer i ami >wine' drinking should - become -general in lithc^Kuthcrlan/V the brew ers -and - vintners would' suiTei* in -their purses as, avcII as their feel ings.- The favourite drink of the Kaiser is lemonade, with ,a dash of orange juice. . tmring his recent i Northern cruise the Monarch did [ not • touch any alcoholic .beverage, i It,.is snid that the Kmpcror is con* i.vinred that alcohci lessens the Lpiartiral <?nicien''y of a man. He i has often utlerod the opinion that immoderate -drinking*,.is( one of the ;most influential factors in retard ing' the development of nations. Moreover, he lias been studying the i bearing of alcohol on suicide, ac i dents, and crimes, a...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
The Telephone Girl and Red Tape. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

The Telephone Girl arid Red Tape. ., • . ♦ . < The quick wit- of a nineteen-year-: old telephone operator prevented I the spread', of a big fire in St. Louis, ! U.S.A., which might well have proved even more disastrous than it actually did, owing to the red tape methods of the city firemen. The girl, Irene Franker'was ntono nt her switchboard when she was called by a voice which shouted, | "There's a bad /ire in 6,*'500 Block on Chatham-avenue!" I She immediately rang up head-1 quarters of the city fire brigade ; i but on giving the location of the I blaze, she was told that the block in I question was in St. Louis County j area, and that the city firemen I could not attend to fires outside' the city's limits. The county bri gade's headquarters were some dis tance away, and the girl realised that much valuable time would be wasted before they could be warned. Quickly looking up the number of i a subscriber who was only just out-1 side the city's limits, and only two j blo...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TURKEY'S FIRST SEVERE BLOW [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

! TURKEY'S FIRST SEVERE I3L0W I The recent war between Turkey | and the Balkan States reminds the ■ thoughtful student of history that in J683 their obstinacy and splen did fighting nearly placed Austria , in their hands. The Hungarians, threatened with ! a loss of some of their privileges by their Sovereign—the Emperor .Leo pold—had revolted against him, | and called the Turks to their aid. Ait Ottoman army—about two hun dred thousand strong—augmented by a small body of Hungarian troops, advanced into Austria, and sweeping all before them, laid siege to Vienna, and all Europe anxiously awaited ; the issue. Few persons doubted that tho Turks would he successful ; but hesi tancy on the pnrt of th« Grand Vizier enabled the King of Po land John Sobieski—to bring up an army, and on September li2, after n sharp battle, the Turks—discour aged by their commander's appa rent carelessness—retreated precipi tately, leaving behind them, the Grand Standard ..of the Prophet,, which was sent by t...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE FARM. The Triumph of Soil Inoculation. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

THE FARM. 4 The Triumph of Soil In oculation. There arc many discoveries of I great Vftltio to humanity winch at ( first did not appear to justify nil the claims that were made for them. ] The inoculation of soil with nitro gen-gathering bacteria to facilitate the growing of leguminous crops, such as lucerne, is an instance in point. There wore many reasons for this seeming failure. One was the fact that results obtained by scientific men in n laboratory could not be duplicated by farmers in the field because of lack of scientific training and knowledge. Another was the fact that far too much was expected from the soil inoculation. Many farmers, getting the idea into their heads that fertility was sup plied to the soil through the in strumentality of the bacteria, at once jumped to the conclusion that ino culation would take the place of fertilisers—a fatal error. The ser vices of the bacteria are practically useless to the legume, whatever it may be, unless there is a sulli ciency ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
"RIDING HIS HEAD OFF." [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

"itriuxc; ins head off." Kpoed-niadness ;wris responsible for ilu*irroato.st tragedy so far in the i .history nf motor-cycling. The di saster occurred at N'ewarU Motor- , 'from-. N'cvv dersoy, on September l'M2, [luring a race taken I'ftit in by l*l«Ulio Albright, known . "l.-yclom? i'.ddie," and .John Al bright, both of whom were well known motor-cycle record makers, the former lost control of his mil chine, which cut a deadly path through the spectators, Wiling seven people and injuring over a score others. The disaster wn* the result of an attempt on the part of Has\m to pftss Albright. Hnsha, who **wttS foiog *t A speed of ninety-two milta an hour, was temporarily bUiutod by the rush of nit, and when at the top of thu curve did not BCt how clo^e he whs to the | edge. Suddenly the machine leaped | the slight harrier and dashed among , the spectators. llusha wns hurled from his saddle and fell immediately I hi front of the scat which his wife, t horror-stricken at the spend, had a...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
This Pencil will Write in the Dark. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

This Pencil will Write in the Dark. A recont Invention that will prove of value to doctors, dotcctives, re porters, policemen, or anyone, in fact, who has occasion to write or to tnke notes in the dark, is that of a pencil that furnishes its own ( light as it passes along over the surface of the paper. J The idea is • simplicity itself. It consists of a pencil that has, in the tube through which the point for writing protrudes, a small acc.umu- j lntor nnd an electric lamp. This little lamp throws n small disc of light, so small that it can be hidden by the hand, yet this light ! is quite sufficient to guide thewri-1 ter in moving the point of his ' pcncil for the proper formation of chnracter.s. Notes couUI be In ken at llir thea tre when the house was in dark ness, doctors would find many uses • for it, detectives in hiding could j make brief notes as they proceeded) with their duties, and the very l>u«y ! reporter would find a thousand and j one uses for it almost any month ' ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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INCIDENT WHICH LED TO THE OPENING UP OF JAPAN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

I lS'CIDEXT WHICH LK1I TO TIIH OI'ISNINC! UP OF .J A PAX. . Half ft century ago the Samaurai i oi .lapan—warriors not only by pro- i fession, but by race mul tradition— i swaggered through- the streets with, llwir two-handed swords, ; "spoiling for a fight." liko the Irishman at Itannybrook Knir. The slightest tlu* most trifling insult, (real <>r supposed), and their razor-keen wore bared, and used with nuTriless skill and terrible . effect. They were no mere weapons of Sliiniazii Saburo, guardian of the .wwng haimlo (lord) of Satsuma, th<* proudest of the old houses of old •Japan, was swinging along the ureal Tokaido road of Sumaurni swashbucklers, ou<" .September. 1.1, lBfij, when Air. C:v ji • Wchard Mni. an Knglish merchant long es tablished at Shanghai,1-'rode • np with Iiis party. • lie ..was advised to dismount and salute.: He declined, an<i fuilmg to realise -how widc ^a. K'df separated the Kumnurai from )us cringing Chinese,>...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A South African Hero. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

A South African Hero. During the festivities in connec tion with the opening of the rail way extension to Buluwayo, an ac cident of a character both unique and alarming occurred,, attended by the bravest deed I ever saw, says a private of the Scottish Rifles. I was stationed at Gaberoncs at the time, and on the day iti qucs*. tion a !arg<» number of trains dc luxe were conveying guests to llulu* wayo to participate in the opening of the first stretch of railway con nected with the Cape-to-Cairo line. As is well known, to each train is attached an electric dynamo car for lighting purposes, these machines 1>oing driven by oil power. Whilst talking to an acquaintance, I noticed a sudden Hare shoot up from this car, and there .emerged two men, the one-in flames from the wnist, and the other from the shoul ders. The Former,; mad with pain, was frantically, rushing over the veldt, fanning the furious fire blaz ing upon him. The'other showed a presence, of inind rarely, .if ....

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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THE DEAN SWIFT SATURNALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

I TIIIC KUAN: s'WIKTVSATURNALIA. When Denn Swift diet!, on Oc tober 19, 3 72r>, there passed away in that eccentric clergyman a man of rare talents, combined with gen uine wit. The anecdotes told of Swift's peeuliariticsv nrc as various ns they nrc amusing. ft is related of him that when he was appointed to the- living of [.aniror, in County Meath, he de termined to read morning \ rayers on ! Wednesdays and .Fridays. . On the first Wednesday upon which he commenced this, laudable • practico the only . person present bc*lde~him s«*lf was the • vestry clerk Kogrr. The Dean, nothing daunted mounted the rcading-des'c, and l»o gsnu "Dear beloved Roger,- the Scripture moveth you and me in sundry places," and so;., proceeded to the end of the service. Some of -Swift's eccentric -ideas, ended in disastrous: results'- 1 le once roncesxed thenotion of "having; a i year\tv Saturnalia in his own'house, I in imitation of : an old Komnn i custom. He' accordingly invited a I select band of frie...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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PEN PICTURES OF THE PAST. SANG HER TO DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

pen pictures of the past. k.\xcs uei! to i1kat1i. Maria Felicita MaU1>ran, the fatu ous uv-zzo-soprano, daughter of the celebrated Spanish Kinder, Manuel (iarrin, did not nie, as is generally thought, from inflammation of lite throat : her death, at the age ol t weuty-eight, was much more pathe tie and dramatic. Although very iH. n»d aiJ\iscJ to take a re#U rum, she travelled to Manchester to | fulfil ft contract. She was on- i piged to sing the celebrated duet, from Mercadante's " Andronieo," j villi Mine. Cnrndori a* her partner, [ nnd nt the close of I he performance, the public rose at her and demand- | .•>] more. La Malibran wiis pale- un<l ox-, h .tisted, ami mftdo appealing pes lures to the msdiet co ; 1 »ut the rhuuu'T and tumulr, went on on- I ivasingly.' So, turning to S;:r. Ciorge Stuart, «ho conducted the, orchestra, she remarked t/'lf 1 have to .sing* this once more, it will lc| my. dealh J" Tn ihat- case, said Sir; flet ree. "you had hotter retire, and...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Short Story. HOIST WITH HIS OWN PETARD. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

A Short Story. 1 HOIST WITH HIS OWN PETARD. It was a boisterous Octobcr night, and tho sleet rattled viciously against the windows of tho carria ges of tho fast mail us it sped up from the Wevst towards London. In one of the third-class compartments sat three men, each wrapped in himself and the daily Tress. Just after leaving" Bristol the two weaker pairs of eyes gave up, and the two dailies were enst aside and a pipe and a cigar substituted. The third man exchanged his daily paper —the last of a huge pile of news papers—for one of tho monthlies with larger type, but- after half an hour's blinking he, too, succumbed, and thero seemed to he nothing for it but sleep or its only alternative —conversation. John 'Hiatt, the sallow, thin-faced man, with the best pair of eyes, de cided for the latter. As for a subject, there was pro bably but one running through the I whole length of tho train, fresh ns ' many of the passengers were from i the locality made famous by 1hu! great Water Hous...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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A Brilliant Britisher. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

A Brilliant Britisher. Whenever the value of the \\\u\ Uirds Protection Art. is quest inneii, it is customary to mention Ui< kingfisher ns one of the hirtlv which, by this means, has been smod from extinction. i am afraid that a great deal yet lornnins* l.i bo done before this, the most bril liant of nil birds, is ns common n«. it should* be. The kingfisher in the ordinary swim* has few enemies. True, water rnt* may nt times interfere with its do mestic arrangements owing to th? fact that the bird does not huil<j its nest in trees or shrubs but on the bank of a stream, but there, so far os .Nature is conccrned, the Voes of the kingfisher end. The hirri has nothing to fear from birds of prey, for its. daily occupation .sel dom takes it put into the open. Quiet streams and rivers still abound, i in spite of the cry that England is i overcrowded, while the water liter I nilj- teems with the food the bird i lives on.. Add to all this the fact I that these birds hav...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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A Heroic Sailor. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

- A' Heroic Sailor. For one man to do the work of twenty witli his own hands for ithree days ami nights, nnd with forty, lives under his charge, is : a feat that will . take sonic heating. It was done by Captain Morcll, who Ill-ought > the steamship Scindhia home by himself, although the. ^rew usually required to work her w'as twenty-five, including engineers. "With £7,000 worth of cargo nnd fifteen passengers on board, she hroko down in the Atlantic,, and was driven hundreds of miles north j out of her course. An necident { spoiled . the fresh water, and dis ' tilled water gave the crew dysen tery, which, , together with-'-mishaps, ! left the captain without an officer ■ or man capable of work;- The first otHcer and- five of the crew were washed overboard, the two chief en . ginoers were killed in tho mishap, Tind the third only managed to, -make, the damage good just before he; was^ laid • »i>. The captain, when •the.storm 'subsided, actually ^started i J onc: of the lires h...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Volcanic Dust in the Atmosphere. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

volcanic Oust in the Atmosphere. From in any points in America and Kurope coinc reports of an ummiiH) turpidity of the atmosphere, which began Inst summer nml still con tinues. This is manifested in j, marked diminution of the intensity of solar radiation, ns measured with the phrheliomcter, abnormal dis placement of the' neutral points of fttmosphoric polarisation, a hazv nppenrnnce of the sky, and the pro. senco of Jlishop's ring- nronnd the sun. From Dublin Sir John Moon wrote : "The sky is constantly cm ered with a thin film of uniform cloud in which no haloes develop, nnd through which the sun. moon, nnd stars shino with a subdued, sickly brightness." Observers in Russia, Switzerland. Sweden, »mi Germany, ns well as America, re port an unusual lack of blueness in the sky. There seems to be every reason to attribute these ph«'n.> mona to the presence in the upper atmosphere of an immense pall nf dust arising from the explosive eruption of Katmni volcano, in Alaska. Similar ef...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WHY HE MARRIED AGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

'w 11V H J J - J! A! IK IK 11 A 0 AIX. ; A Clci-iniii] ■ ■fnrmer;..a* hard-working, man, lost his wife not long "go. The lawyer hail- sought him out to [ t',\)»lPnn Inn r>a> mpti t]iy, but, lu liia consternation, the Teuton laconically observed : "lint 1 am again, married." i . "You don't, sa.v so !" exclaimed ' the legal light. "Why, it seems but a week or two .since you buried your wife." "Hut's s.», my frimit ; hut she is as dead as otter she vill be." | Shepherds believe the wool on a sheep's back is an unfailing barome ter. The earlier the wool the finer will he the weather. 1

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Household Hints [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

Household Hints Ah egg that is cracked can lift boiled by enclosing it in a piece of soft paper..; When the paper becomes wet it . adheres to the egg; nnd prevents it from coniinj; through Uio .shell. This. process should be successful ill every case whore the crack is of moderate size.. A great help in reducing.the coal hill is to purchase "a firebrick about i 2in. thick, and when - the fire is burning'well and the coaT all aglow, i lay the Hat brick - on top. This will i intercept the heat >which would*pther-.| wisn go up the chimney,- and when [ red.hot will pro.vc ; an eflicient fac- | tor in heating: the room.'. • N' I ; A little pipe-clay ^dissolved* in the , water • used for washing : clothes im proves J,he colour of - the linen, sav I ing time and-labour. ; ; Jt is parti . cularly good for kitehen cloths and I other coarse and' much-soiled articles | and will not,dumago the finest fab I r*c* ' '1 n i * I To <r prevent'' chcesur from getting hard, cut; "a small ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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Apple-Trade Secrets. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

Apple-Trade Secrets. Two piles of Apples Icy upon the ground. 'One contained a large sized and rosy selection ; tho fruit of the oilier wok green and small. "Large nt top, sir, nnd small nt the bottom?" inquired the new as sistant. to his master, as lie pro pared to ft]) a barrel. "Certainly not !" replied «.ho far mer, virtuously. "Honesty is the best poliry, my bov. ;ind one. I've nlways held t.o. rut the little ap ples at the* top nnd the large ones at the bottom." The assistitnl complied. His mas ter was evidently as green as his greenest fruit. "Js the barrel full, my lad ?" asked the farmer. "Yes," answered tho assistant. "C?ood !" said the fanner. "Now turn it upside down and label it !"

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SAVORY TOAST. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

SAV011Y TOAST. Two ounces prated eheesc, 1.table* spoon milk, J e££, 1 teaspoon made mustard, salt and cayenne. Heal all these injrredients in a 'small saucepan, ami when It begin# to thicken spread on neat slices of buttered toast or fried bread. Serve hot.

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Shakespeare Illustrated. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

Shakespeare. Illustrated. Malvolio. Romoo and Juliet. "Now is the Winter of Our Discontent."

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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Fighting the Bay of Biscay LIFE'S LITTLE TRAGEDIES ON THE HIGH SEAS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914

■ - ■ vrir:, ■ ■' I Fighting the Bay of Biscay | LIFE'S LL'Il'Lli :TKAC:J3D1ES O.V TlIB HLOH SEAS. , . Help ! Thc^rich Hrazilian Ims.i fallen again into Uio lee scuppers. Ho lies there as you see, 'puto holp-( less (it is the host thing■■he does, I for ho has been" lying, constantly ever since we' left Soutluunpton). ..Yes, I his language is • rortugue.se* ami li must admit thai most of it is also i . unmentionable, but leaving out the iiuli-fl«voured adjectives', the gist of «his song is that- lie is not quite • Head, aiid" that he would like a : steward to please coiuc and kill J him (wrote I'.erdval Phillips to the 'Loudon ."J)ni1y Mall," from the tlecU • of a steamer off Cape t'shant.) There ! I To bus* been hoisted back •into Ids -deck chair, and they are ilashing him fast with a rope. Tf Iho slides down the scuppers again ihu must take thu chair with him. Walk with ftw among the Near dead. This long, covered deck is strewn with anguished South Ameri cans. They have surrendered...

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