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A Shop-Thief's Ingenious Device. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
A Shop-Thief's Ingenious Device. V -——4 1— ' Shopkeepers lmve occasionally a curious story to relate in connec tion with their business, because the man or woman behind the coun ter is not infrequently Imposed upon by thieves, whoso impudent dodges to gam their. : ends arc often very ingenious. . ^'J'he follow ing story of cool chock in tins rc gnrd will he hnrd to beat. There is in the Southside of J2din - burgh a small general shop; in which a -very good trade is done, ■ One evening some little timQ ago the proprietor of ll»«rKho|> "wns in the back room making u -cup of tea to ! refresh horseK, as she usually did at that time r oC U\o da.\. This day however, her* actions had - been watched by, a-fellow from tho other side of the street. , When she retired ; to the back shop ho rapidly v crossed over, and, enter | ing noiselessly/, reached over the | counter, and, drawing out the till, I coolly put it on his head. .lust as he did so the - proprietor, thinking ! that' she heard "...
LEMON SAGO. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
7,K.MOX SAGO. Sago, water, sugar, golden syrup, ! boiled custard, lemons. Take t) tablespoonfuls sngo, 1.J cup water, soak an hour or longer, then add the juice of 2 lemons, 1J table- J spoons sugar, 1J tablespoons gol den syrup, cook slowly until it , thickens, then turn into a wet. mould to set. Servo with boiled custard.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
Public Notices. Annual mkrtfxo Murray sottierv Association, Strathinerton, WV.lne?' day, 18th March, .'i p.m. All members are requested to attend. Tenders for Ringing. rpENDERS are required for Ringing about .1 1000 AcrcB, lioomnnoomana Common, Parish of Lulalty. Tenders eloso Saturday, 21.it March. Apply to L. A. Furrell, Grand Central Hotel, Cobraia, or Jained McGrory, Tocumwnt. I.OOALBOAKB. SODEDULI5 opf applications to bo doalt with by'Local Lund Hoard at Court House, Cobrara, on Tuesday, 10th March, at 10,UO a.m. Special cn9es—to show cause against forfeiture—Ohns. Barrett, acres and 28 acres, Parish of Yorrowoyah. Ques tion of sale of Sheep Dip site, Parish of Yarroweyah. geo. O'TOOLF., Land OiKcer. lienalla, 27/2/U. Numurkah St. Patrick's Racing Club. ANNUAL meeting, ' Tuesday, 17th March MAIDEN" PLATE", 5 sovs, u furlonga. Norn inntion Gs. " ,• NOVKLTiT PONY IUOE, C sora., M fur long. Nom. 53. ST. PATRICK'S HANDICAP, 15 sovi., 1 miles Nom. 10a, occ. Gs. TillAL STAKES, 7 sors...
A FIGHT FOR EMPIRE A THRILLING STORY OF THE CONQUEST OF SAN LORETA COMPLELETE IN THREE INSTALMENTS. CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
A FIGHT FOR EMPIRE .4 V THRILLING STORY OF THE CONQUEST OF SAN LORETA COMPLELETE IN THKEE INSTALMENTS. CHAPTER I. "Well, my lad, what can I do for I You ?" * | Tho City merchant looked keenly at the boy who stood facing him with hat in hand. "As you doubtless know, sir, my father is dead. Almost his last words were that I should come to London to see you. ITe gave me this to give to you." Mr. Simpson took the letter, and methodically opened tho envelope. Having read the contents, he placed it on his table and once more looked at tho boy. "Your father—Harry Wilmot—was one of my oldest friends-. I am very , grieved to hear that he died so poor. In this letter he asks me to find yo\i something (o do in my office. I have decided to give you a trial. Com© and .see me again in the morning.*' Percy IViJmot expresse-1 his thanks in nuitahlo terms, and then l»?ft the private office. Ho passed through the counting-house, which was filled "with clerks who looked curiously at him. His heart was...
CHAPTER II. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
CHAPTER II. Two days afterwards the King Tor, for that was Hie steamer's name, lo/t the dock and steamed slowly down the Thames. Perry hnd n small but comfort able cabin to himself, in which he proceeded to stow away his bag gage. When he went on deck they were just off Southend. Though longing to know their destination, he bore in mind I>n Silvn's warn ing, and asked no questions. That gentleman hnd joined him on deck, j "I suppose you wish to know j where we are going ?" he tvjgan, wlfh a smile. "Well, I don't mind tell ing you—to Antwerp." lie Inughed when he saw the look of disappointment on Percy's face. At that port they stoyed but- n short time. Numerous hea^' packing cases were taken on board, and once more they put out to sea. The captain and most of the crew were English. At times Percy was tempted to try to get information out of them, but he abstained. When they had been at sea tor a week, Da Silva summoned Percy to his cabin. "Now, my young friend," he com menced, wi...
SOLVED THE PROBLEM. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
SOLVED THE ritOIil-E.M. H is related of n famous minister that when presiding at a mealing where the necessity of wood-paving a portion of his parish was under discussion, lie became greatly dis gusted at the want of intelligence displayed by many of those present. Finally, unable to control the an noyance which a more than usually frivolous objection occasioned him, ho rose abruptly from his seat, and said, "(lentlemeii, do not let us dis cuss the matter further. You have only to put your heads together, and the thing is done at once."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
-Commonwealth or Bustralfa HEAD OFFICE SYDNEY Ihi» B*nk !• open for all cJusm of GENERAL BAfJKINQ BUSINESS at EQUITABLE BUILDING, OOLL1NS STREET, MELBOURNE Atoo at Sydney, Canberra, Adetaa'p, P^rtb, Jlobirt, Hriibir.s, ilockhnsnpton, Tojvmvllle, ami I.ondon. Cable remittances made to, md draft! drawn on foreign places direct. Foreign bill* negotiated and collected. Letter* of credit Hiuod to any part of the world. Bill-* negotiated or forwarded (or • collectloo. Banking: and Evchiwije ftuiineM of every de*:ription transacted witltin the Cowmen* weAltb, United Kingdom and abroad. Current aosouati opened. Interest paid on lixed depotiti. Advances toado a^aum approved securities. SAVINGS SANK DEPARTMENT Victorian Central Officoi 31? COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE. Brioche* hi the abort citiei and 2,000 Agoncles at Post Offices throughout the Connnonwcutlb. Deposits from 1/- to £300* Intoroet at 3', per Annum. Dopoait* or WithdrAWAto way be icade at any Branch or /geccy vithin the Commornvfa...
The Press. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
The Press. ——t— -The Press plays a considerable part in the daily life of the average man or woman. ICo day is con sidered, complete .some portion of which is .riot: devoted to a perusal o/ the newspaper. The newspaper, indeed, forms the sole intellectual pabulum of vast numbers of read ers. H is the poor man's ency clopaedia..,. There is no phase of life which the newspaper leaves untouch ed. . It panders to the lowest in stincts' of a sensation-loving pub i lie, it soars into the high region* of divinitv and philosophy, it dis courses learnedlv about science and urt and literature, it gives racing ."tips, ' it is a momentary microcosm ■ 01 the world. -\Vc ac cept the Press us a mysterious power that works (quite literally) in the night. Of that vast army of labour, without which no news paper . could ever bo delivered at our front door—that nrmy of edi tors, . sub-editors, news editors, re 'porters, — reviewers, compositors, readers, distributors, and a hun dred" others—we have no...
RAISING THE WIND. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
RAISING THE WIND. The other evening a bright ur chin called upon n gentleman and nskei for n donation towards the funds of a locnl Juvenile football club. "Look here, Johnnie," said the gentleman. "I believe you're the seventh hoy to call on me on be half of that particular club. Am 1 to expect any more ?" " Wry likely," said Johnnie, promptly. "I expect all the fel lows will come in their turn." "Goodness!" gasped the gentle man. "Are you all bogging, then?" "Yes. sir," remarked the young ster. "Vou see. there's a first team an' a second team. an' it's the l rules as does it." | Pulling out a grimy copy of the club's rulvs—evidently written by a youthful secretary—the boy pointed a dirty finger to -Rule V., which read : "Them as collects most money' plays in the First Team, them aa don't plays in the Second Team !*' The descendants of one "English sparrow in ten years number some thing like 275,000,000,000 birds. \ "Father," said the young man, earnestly, "if a chap is out with a c...
Why China Cannot Have Tyyewriters. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
Why China Cannot Have Tyyewriters. ♦ It is said that Vhile typewriters are now made for use in nearly a hundred different languages, and they nre sold all over the world, there is still one great nation which has no typewriters that write its tongue. That nation is China, and the reason is very simple. The English alphabet has twenty-six lottcrs. The typewriter produced for the Russian market is the lar gest made ; but no typewriter could be made that could be big enough for the Chinese language, which is represented by sign character., of which there are about .V.yniii. of the great number of words found in the English language, only a small proportion are iis^d fur the ordinary purposes of speech, and the same is true- of the characters used in the Chinese language ; bur the number of Chinese characters commonly employed is still far greater than could be* put on any typewriter. So this nation of ■100,000,000 has no typewriter in its own language. Hut, that does not moan that no t...
WHY THERE WERE NO INTERRUPTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
WI1V THERE WF.RR NO l.N'TER UUI'TIOXS. Mr. Roosevelt, in his autobiogra phy, relates that when he was^nomi nnted for vice-president he ud divssed a meeting in one of the States of the high plains in the Rocky Mountains. Bryan was the favourite there. The audiences were rough and troublesome. At the end Mr. Roosevelt remarked with pride to the chairman :— "I held that audience well. Thero wasn't an interruption." To which the chairman replied :— "interruption ? Well, I guess not \ Seth had sent round word that if any son of a gun peeped he'd kill him." Seth had been sitting behind Mr. Roosevlt with a gun on each hip, his anus folded, looking at the nudionrp. fixing his gaze with instant intentness on any section of the hnirgr from which there came so much as n whisper.
Marvels of Plant Growth. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
Marvels of Plant Growth. * Very striking are the results which have been obtained in regard to plant growth by the employment of violet rays from mercury vapour lamps. It lias been proved that in certain cases seeds germinated sev eral weeks earlier with the aid of this particular light than when grown in the natural way. Hie time for germination under the in fluence of the ultra-violet rays of tlie lamp was eleven days in the case of carrots, as against twenty six days when grown naturally : while maize germinated in eight days instead of fifty-seven. Wheat, barley, and various other seeds were tested, and in all casos a hastening of germination resulted. Strawberries cultivated in the ul tra- violet light gave an increased crop of U.r> per cent.., while roses, carnations, and geraniums showed increased foliage and flowers of good size and colour. Kqually- interesting are the experi ments which have been conducted with radio-active matter. This method consists of impregnating; w...
Earthquake Causes a Panic. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
Earthquake Causes a Panic. t Naples nnd the whole of Cam I pania, Bosillcata, and the regions of I Southern Italy were severely shaken I by an earthquake recently. The 1 first brief shock was speedily foj | lowed by another lusting half n I minute. The scat of disturbance was in the Campobasso Province, where, at Kiccia and Viti chiaturu, many were injured by falling dwell ings. The railway station at the last-named place was also wrecked. Many people were knocked down and trodden underfoot, two women be ing killed in the rush of panic stricken worshippers from the prin cipal church at Santa Maria di Capua Vetere, where vespers wore being held. .Scenes of terror were also witnessed at Naples, where the telephone girls fled helter-skelter in to the streets. The panic-stricken populace besieged tho churches and dragged images of the Madonnn and of St. .lanunrius from altars into tho public squares, where crowds of women remained throughout the night.
The Kaiser's Wealth. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
The Kaiser's Wealth. The German rulers and a consider able number of the members of their families are very wealthy men, but their incomes bulk more larpoly than their actual accumulations. The richest of them is undoubtedly Kaiser Wilhelm ns King of Prus sia. For as Herman Kinperor h»» receives no Civil hist. His for tune is computed at .C1,loo.niio. The Kaiser's wealth consists largely of land in town and country. owns forests and lands to the value of three ami a half millions, forty castles and country houses valued at two millions, and various pro perty in Berlin approximately worth a million. In seven different provinces he owns seventy-four estates, com prising close on half a million acres. With Iriflinir exceptions, all the Kaiser's landed property is en tailed. His eldest son, the German Crown Prince has property valued at three quarters of a million and an income of fifty thousand annually. The Kaiser's brother, Prince Henry, owns property valued at /our hun dred thousand...
How a Lost Ikon was Discovered. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
How a Lost Ikon was Discovered. 4 The recent visit of the Russian fleet to PorlJond was marked by a curious incident, as the outcome of which Admiral Von ISssen, the Rus sian "commander. carried back with him a venerated ikon (sacred pic ture) of St. Alexander Ncvesky, the patron saint of St. Petersburg, which had been in England nearly sixty years. This ikon belonged to the chapel of the garrison of Bermansund, stormed by the united English and French forces on August 28. 185 4. Tt fell into English hands, changed owners several times, and finally found its way into the possession, at Southampton, of Mr. Aladin, who emigrated to England, after the .sudden closure of the first Uus sian Parliament, of which he was a member. Admiral Von Essen was rather astonished on receiving at Portland a letter- from Mr. Aladin inform ing him that he wished to present I'ion as an offering to the flagship JiuriU, to be returned to its natve , land. * i A delicate situation arose, as the iAdnutal cou...
Men Cannot Hope to Emulate the Birds. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
Men Cannot Hope to Emulate the Birds. A remarkable exhibition that will make a strong appeal to aJI in terested in flying has been prepared b.v the authorities of the Natural History Museum in London. Tt con sists of numerous specimens and models that enable one to study the structural peculiarities that enable birds and insects to fly. Th«* vital difference between the flying of birds and of human inven tions is that the birds use only one 1 movement of the wings both to keep themselves supported in the air ami to drivo themselves along. Human inventions for aviation, on the contrary, have to employ two contrivances : one to sustain their weight—such as the planes of the aeroplane and the gasbag of a balloon—and another to move them through tho air—the engine ami propeller. In some early attempts at flying birds' wings were used as a model ; but there is little prospect of wings ever being made which would carry a human being. The reason is that feathers while light enough in tho s...
HE KNEW THEM. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
UK KXKW T1IE.M. >\ dear old lady had been presented wiih a parrot from the Congo, and •she was .-showing it to her old gar dener;- . . * - "Vou know, Joseph, thai* this'gar rut - comes ; front.: the Congo, and Congo parrots, are so Intelligent that they are almost human. This bird whistles 'Home Sweet Home* so beautifully that the tears run down its beak." •'Yes, mum," .-commented Joseph, "I know them parrots from the Congo. I used ter.'ave one, and it whistled 4 The Village Illacksmfth ' so bewtifu] that sparks use to fly from'its blooming tail." •'Tnat will.do, Joseph; you may go." » v HIT lie': "AVhat has; ..made the profes sor so wild ?" She: ''Oh, ho 'was-gassing about botany, and bo i asked him if he had ever seen a pink palm. He said, 'h'o,' and 1 showed' him my haad%
WATCH YOUR LAUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
WATCH YOUR LAUGH. | A French paper has discovered that a person's character is expressed in his manner of laughing. If yon laugh in "Ha, ha,"* fashion, you ore frank if a man, and inconstant und incapable of keeping a secret if o woman. If you laugh"Heh. heh," you are neurasthenic, melancholy, and sceptical. If yuu adopt a deeper tone, and laugh in "Ho, ho's," you are generous, easy-going, and good natured. The proper pilch for the fair sex ! to laugh in is "Ne, he," whilst peo ple who laugh with a "lloo, hoo" effect should be avoided as hypo critical, scandal - mcwigering, and miserly.