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Animals as Weather Prophets. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Animals as Weather Prophets. Shepherds and others who spend I much time In tho opwu air say thai | we mny always know when It will rnin by watching the ways of ani mals. Thus, if donkovs bray more oftuu thnn usual, or If they hang their oars downwards Dad forwards and rub against walls, rain will come on. When cuts .sneeze, and when they also give up chasing their tulls, look out for rain. It will be rainy jf the ilogs cat grass or bo drowsy and stupid. Expect ruin when sheep turn their backs to the wind and when peacocks squawk a great deal, nnd when pigs carry straw to their stylos or are very restless and given tojnuch grunting, ond when the mole throws up plenty of soil. Rain will come when horses strotch out tholr necks and snlfi the air. In districts where bats nre found it will rain if they fly Into the houses and cry much. And should oxen kick their forofeot or turn up tholr nostrils and sniff the air, or llo on tholr right sides, wo may count ■ confidently upon wot weather....
He Asked for It. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
He Asked for It. The following: bit of repartee must cither lmve cleared the air brought, on a slonit. Which result followed is not stilted. * An ollicer known by his friends to be n rather "close" J»nn, has. had iiinn.v a passage at anus \ with his wife l»y-reason- of that very ■ close ness. On one occasion a friend had the misfortune to enter- just as the pair were ending an argument touch ing some question of household ex penditure. The friend was hist in time to hear the husband suv "Mario, you cannot hoodwink in these matters. Do you think that I have lived all those yoars Tor nothing ?" "I shouldn't be at all surprised, was ihe crisp reply. A man's coat should be lnid per fectly flat with the wrung; side down. Th» ilucves should be spread out smoothly, and then folded back to the elbow until each end of thi» sleeve is oven with the rollnr. Told the rsvors back and then double tho coal over, folding it directly in the centre seam and smoothing it out care fully.
Earth as Food. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Earth as Food. « Among many strange foods which the inhabitants of this world pur take of, and consider delicacies, perhaps tho strangest of ull is earth. Yot thoro aro tribes, tho Last ians of Slaui, who actually oat . and enjoy earth. It has never been discovered where tlicso peculiar peo ple contracted this habit, though it - is generally beliovod that it probably cnino about in tho tiuio of a famine when there was no thing else to be luid. However, tho hiibit has now got such iy hold upon them that, old and young, | rich und poor, alike indulge freely 1 in its consumption. j it Is preferred w hen it has been 1 acquired from the vicinity of wuters | so that it carries with it a tuste of fish. it is inudo into ; a pnsty sub stance nnd smothered into tho ground in a hot fire. It can be obtained at markets and at stores, 1 and is served at dinners and at big functions of any description. In some parts of the Congo earth j is sold in the shape ' of apples and I oranges, and is given ...
Keeps Greenstuff Fresh. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
I Keeps Greenstuff Fresh. -♦ One of the chief causes of failure In the backyard poultry run is nn Insufticlent supply of fresh green stuff. Even when green meat Is available in plenty, the usual prac tice is to throw it into the runs, where It is trampled upon and very soon becomes unfit, for food. "I have tried many ways of keep ing the greenstuff given to my birds clean and fresh," writes a corres pondent, "but the following method Is the only one that lias answered my purposo "1 gut a picco of wide-meshed netting and made it into a bag, fastening a wire ring nt the top as shown in the sketch. Then T made handles of string, and hung It up within easy roach of the fowls' hooks, but out of tbo way of their feet.
CHAPTER IV. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
CH APTISlt IV, Percy looked after the two horse women until they bad disappeared behind a clump of trees. The infor mation which she had given- had rather disturbed his pence of mind, but he.did not regret having helped the fair Dolores, although she was Lamego's daughter. As he neared the gates he saw au officer galloping in his direction, who pulled up when hr saw Percy. "Where are the ladies whom you accompanied ?" he asked, quickly. "They have ridden off about half an hour ago." The officer smothered an oath. "President J")a Silva has sent or ders that all the gates were to he kept closed, and that no one whs to be allowed to leave the city without a permit. He has also re quested that Senorita I.amego ! should be detained, and I fear your - companion was she." ! "I am afraid you are too late," Percy said, cheerfully. "They are very well mounted." "I must report this to the Presi dent," the officer began. "Quite so. I am going" to him at once," Percy answered, coolly. AVhen he a...
Carrying a 20-ton Engine on a Cable. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Carrying a 20-ton Engine j on a Cable. • j T ! Tho strength of a cnblo is gmphi callv IJlustratorl In a photograph' from .Mexico, where engineering ! plant has had to bo transported by i eablonny over tho Rio Granclo River. The series of cabieunys erected at Elephant ftutU', N'ow Mexico, luivo been employed to weighty advan tage in transporting many thou snnds of tons of material nnd ma chinery. Recently il was found no cessnry to transfer a_ 20-ton engine across the canyon. .Fearing tho weight of the engine might loo severely test the strength of n single cable, the engine was swung across on two cables and was safely landed nt its destination on the other side. The length of the cablewavs from one tower to the other Is 1,150 feet and the height of span above river bed Is about 280 feot.
Dress Covered with Fireflies. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Dress Covered with Fireflies. The most wonderful dress ever u be held by human eyes was worn nt a gtmlciv parly by a ilussmn countrss: She is a lineal desccndmt of Ivan the.Terrible, nnd her famous ances tor «.'ertninly '.seldom: did anything that caused such n sensation, as i that produced by his de-cendnnt i when she appeared nt the garden i party in. a garment decorated- with i fireflies. - i Lights of scarlct and threads • of i flame mingled in wonderful ; mosaic; I then * green gleams passed and re | passed across the dress. One ,mi |-nutc it was glowing from the waist i to. the hem:; their thes. bodice would i light; up ; then nil would grow - dull i and grey/- only to light up again i with another burst of colour of dna t zling brilliancy. #; / . «• I -The material was the richest of brocadecl > silk; and attached* to it -each-in: a' tiny net nil, to it-self —were: nearly^ six hundred j fireflies, .that glowed' and glistened^ like so many electric'-'faiiy" lamps. Over this...
Asleep in the Dustbin. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Asleep in the Dustbin. The dustbins of Rouen, which the ftuthorlUoB of that i«\vn boast uro of tho moBl modern type in France, i havo been nearly responsible for tho death of a man. When tho dust- | bins havo been oollected onrly in tbe morning they are hooked on to an endless chain which carried thorn up to the top of a furnace and there automatically empties thorn. When this was being done on Friday, a workman noticed what looked like a good pair of trousers in one ni the dustbins, as it was about to bo emptied into the furnace. Anxious to save the garment for hU own use, be pulled the lover which stops the movement oi tho chain. Looking closer, he found a man asleep in the dustbin. Tho uian had been put In the dustbin to sleep, an a Joke, by several companions with whom he had spent tho ovening, and who woro intoxicated. j
Aging Cheese Two Years in a Day. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Aging Cheese Two Years in a Day. Another use ho* boon found for electricity. Hint of aging choose. An industrial electrician (if Itotterdam, Holland, through a long series of experiments found that he could tRke nn absolutely. fresh cheese nnd in one day actually "ago" it two years. In other words, by means of electricity he would make this fresh cheese have nil the constituency, taste, nnd appearance of a fine cheese thnt hud been stored away nnd carefully aged for two venrs. He takes a fresh cheese and sub jects it to an alternating current. At the end of t weuty-four hours' of constant alternating electrical cur rents through this cheese it pos sesses all the properties of a tine i wo-year-old cheese. This has naturally aroused . great interest in Holland, where choose making is one of the.big industries. It is said the electrician claims he can do many other things with cheese l\v means of electricity, in cluding nn apparatus that will enable the manufacturer to so gra duate and...
INTERESTING ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
INTERESTING ITEMS. ■ + Flowers have been artificially col oured with more or less succors, but until roccntly animals have escaped the experiments of the Investiga tors, Now, ho waver, we aro as sured that fishes may be so col oured as to suit the human fancy. In Sicily, it is reported, by the In troduction into the water of chalk, iron, nnd a quantity of peat, col ours may be imparted to the carp. After treatment in a bath of these concomitants for a couple of weeks the fish is given another chemically prepared bath into which there are introduced iron and tan. By In-1 creasing * or diminishing the quern- \ titles tliy colour is said to be nccontuuted 1 or diminished. The pro-! cess is said to be somewhat hazar dous, but produces ornamental flsh. I An illustration of the incrcdible superstition of tho Russian peasant is recorded in a telegram from St. Petersburg to the "Tngeblatt." In tho viilngc of Wallzo, near Lodz, the peasants held a meeting to dis cover the cause of tho heavy ...
Many Ways to Kill Flies. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Many Ways to Kill Flies. A ' , '"There is an increasing volume of literature upon tills subject, saj's aij. exchange. However, there is nothing better than the practical rules pub lished by the Fly*Fighting Commit too of the American Civic Associa tion of Washington. \ Wo can begin to see light ahead; ns there is open ing n practical "way ' of escape. The house-fly breads in horse ma nure; kitchen offal,-' and the like. Dispose* of these iu""such a way that. the *fly: cannot . propagate. Screen all the windows and doors, and insist that your grocer, butcher, and'baker aiuL everyone from whom you buy food-stuffs.- does the same. &lt; -There is more health in ^a; well screened house Minn'in many ((^.doc tor's visit. ■■"■'■"-j ■' " • After, you have cleaned up your own premises, i inspect. the . neighbor* liood . of fly-breeding places. Call the attention of the ow^ier to them, and *if he does ' not remove them, complain to the board of health. Ko less than 05 per cent. of. the...
More and the Maniac. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
More and the Maniac. Jn front of his Chelsea House Sir Thomas Afore had a garrion and gatehouse, nml ns there was n plea sant vi^w from the summit of tho gatehouse, ho lined frequently to sit there, accompanied only by his dog. Here it was that ho was* found ono afternoon by n wandering maniac, who crept upptnim and found tho feeble old man dorinjf. "Leap, Tom, leap," bo cried, and at tho santo time tried to throw him over tho battlements. Mor« had not physical strength enough to resist, but he had tho wit to say, "Let uji first throw this little dog over." The man immediately threw down tho dog. 'Pretty sport," .«Md the Lord Chancellor. "Now, go down and bring htm up ; then try again." While tho madman went down for tho dog. More made fast tho door behind him, and so mnnoged to bold tho fort until deliverance citme. A sctdy-lookintf man applied to the laic Mr. d'Oyly Carte, in U10 clays of his management at the Sn- I voy, f&lt;»r a jol». Mr. Carta was' just then Irving' som...
Mick's Message. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
r Mick's Message. ; At the .Inst ■moment Mr. Gayley found he could not' attend the gnr den-party nt Missr Kenton's house, ami's, it was of .cburso. - imperative that he'should- sand1' his regrets■; so he summoned Miek^thu .family* :gar dener. • ^ " 1 "Tell ,Altos; J'cnlon that J :am very sorry,;hut business . will- prevent .1110 coming," he said. t "Yes, sir," s.ud .Mick. '.'And—stay a moment,'' said C*ay ley.: "Could 'you remember, a- line of poelu . 1 "Ortainly, sorr !" "Well, lelT her;>- Though lost Tto sight, to memory denr.' " ^ Half an hour later .Mirk was de livering his 'message to Miss Feti ton. "The musket* said it's sorry lie is lie can't 1)6 wid yo," said JNliek ; "and—ami, though heV"lost his sight, his memory's clear. And may I be forgiven .for life'untruth I'm telling ye !" 1-118. "So Ho Wold Hopper is divorced ami married again ? "Yes.*' "Well ! now I suppose I ho (piesMon is, is li is former wife a grans widow or a grass Hopper?"— "Life." Widows, like ripe fruit,...
TRY BORAX. THE MANY USES OF A SOMEWHAT NEGLECTED HOUSEHOLD COMMODITY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
TRY BORAX. —:—+ THE ' MANY US ICS OF ASOMK WHAT ..-NECLKCTHO. HOUSK IIOLII COMMODITY. . Murnx is,'- 'literally, • almost ns | "cheap : as-dirt." - It cnn bo bought; in- penny packets.- The extraordi-; .nary variety of. uses lo .'-which it can be put. is astonishing. : | An oltl. uml faded carpet can be brightened,. and cleaned -by beln^ rubbed Mvithwarni water and am monia in which a tablespooufid of borax has been, dissolved. Added to the rinsing water 01 handker chiefs it will ^ive them il delightful semkstifTncss. > Cockroaches ; and beetles will retreat:, in . a panic be fore-. powdfrecV bunt x.;: Added - to the | last rinsing water it- imparts a snowy whiteness to clothes, v j • For. -.children's' teeth, a little dis-] solved, in w'arm water, will keep them clean mid sound. A tea-I spoonful added ..to a gallon of hard j water will make it beautifully soft —a boon to those '-.with tender skins.- Thrush in. children can be treated by wiping out-the; mouth with n camelVlmir bru...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
The Orient Bakery. H. Anderson, BAKBR. PASTRYCOOK AND CONFECTIONER, BANK STREET, COBRAM, Respectfully solicits the favor of your custom, and guarantees that none but the Very 13est Quality of Bread and Small Goods will be supplied. "Weddings, Dances, and Picnic Parties Catered for. IIOT 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. UDERAL CASH ADVANCES ON THE ENSUING CLIP OF WOOL For Sala In Melbourne or Shipment to London. The Company act Strictly as Selling Brokers. ADVANCES OK GRAIN. For Constipation, Biliousness, Bad Breath, Headache, Indigestion. Faiaily Medicine To Farmers ! j If You Want Anything' in .; the way of Complete Harvesters Chaffcutters Disc Cultivators Horseworks Disc Ploughs Scarifiers Paring Ploughs Harrows Engine Fittings Winnowers Reclining Chairs ^Vehicles Orchard imple...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
pBBtio Notice. IMPOETANT NOTICE. Alf. Fimister, Having p«rchu*d the.prop^jtj OPP03ITB THE FOB? OPFICffl, ' ' COBBA3^, ' \ Setrirni Hiabeit tbaokaforpiiat favo'ra and informs tb» farmefg aBd public of iDoiurroundiBgdiatriottliat he in now prepared to execut* all kinds of work the trade at most reasonable prices Shoeing done by a First-class Tradesman. Buggies, Gigs, and Waggons built to order or repaired. Repairs executed with despatch Parm Implemanti of all kinda made to order or repaired. Chaffcutting. TO FARMERS.—My Chaffcutting Plant has been thoroughly renovated and put in complete order for the present season, and I am now prepared to undertake all crdera entrusted to mo. The plant has been placed in charge of Mr Nelson Lawrencc, who can be relied on to give his best services to the work. Prompt replies will bo givon to communications addressed to ANGUS McDONALD, Womboin. rretailed at 7/6; We are offer. log a limited number it 3/3 each, post free. 5 extra blades are presented f...
A FIGHT FOR EMPIRE. A THRILLING STORY OF THE CONQUEST OF SAN LORETA COMPLELETE IN THREE INSTALMENTS. CHAPTER III. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
.A.FIGHT FOR EMPIRE H A THRIKLING STORY 01-' 11113 CONQUEST, OF SAN LOltETA COMPLELETK IN THREE INSTALMENTS. CHAPTER III. The cnpturcd gunbont was callcd the San Paulo. Half of the crow of the King Tor were brought aboard her and hnlf of tho crcw of the Snn Paulo sent aboard tho King Tor. Tho next day was spent in repairing damage, and by nightfall every thing was finished. Early the next morning the repairs to the two ships u'oro completed, and jthcy steamed slowly along the coast in the direction of Bnrras. Percy's wound did not confine him to liis bed, and when he once moro appeared on deck Da Silva greeted him warmly. Tho latter was superintending tho erection of an apparatus which was fixed to tho mast-head, and Porey coon recognised its nature. "Is it a Marconi instrument?" he nsked, with interest. "Yes. Our men who are march ing against Bnrras have n transmit ter and receiver fixed up. In fart, 1 hope that in a few hours we shalt bo able to communicate vith them. Idealise wha...
POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Where the term "The Commonwealth" is used in connection with these rates and regulations it includes Papua, Lord Howe [?], and Norfolk Island.] LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
POSTAL RATECAMD RECULATIONt ' PV'Jipr® the term "The Common wealth'1 is used-ia ■wnncctja^jribli ties® riLics and regulations it inclu^fe# Pnpua, Lord ilowe iwiiS, (ld3 Norfolk -Island, j LfiWEKS. For creny. ar. fraction tkere^f. Ifcr'dettv/g^'icftjtn Qcmtoaon* * 1 plre u. . ,, 0 I i:or dqHviory in t&t Now Hobrja*?, Hajjkfl, and 'XIojtm Inlands .. 0 2 For deavefy 1u.ofcher places *i 3?EBPG0B OASDS, For.deliwjry wdfTan the Cormnaiwfealth ■: Single, Id. each ; rctylg) Id. oocH hall. For aehrcry in t/hefitrtiph Empire (»eo flat of placva under -'Letters )—Sin gle. Ijd. eaoh. For ocruvery in Now Hofcistioe, Banks, and Torres islands—:*&ftngle, 2d. each. For deliVQty in other place**— Siagle, 2Jd. each. POSTCARDS, Single Postcards impieated with th% Ld. stamp, and Reply or double cards, each half of which h'as the id. stamp impressed thereon,: may be transmittal to-plocee wrfchii; the •OomBioittvoakh, and to those places, enumerated ujvd.or "Letters," to which letters may...
Circumstances Lied in Life Melodrama. DOCTORS' EVIDENCE RESCUES GIRL IN GRIP OF COINCIDENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Circumstances Lied in Life Melodrama. T ' LUXTOJIS' EVIDENCE RESCUES CJIIL, JN C;Jin* OF COINCI DENCES. One of those melodramas in which I he heroine is wrongfully accused of nmnler uml survives three acta full of woes has been stuffed in real life jit the Welsh village of Prestatyn. I'ut in the real life drama tho hero ine was an eighteen-year-old ser- ! vant girl, Alice Hughes, and her troubles have been cut short by an unmelodrumatic inquest. Alice .was maid to Miss Hum phreys, a ludy of One night folk heard high words between n»is 1 l?ess and and the mistress sent for the village constable. Later- the maid ran from the house and locked the door behind her. j Later still, the police got into the ; house, and there found the mistress ! dead, with the marks of lingers upon her throat. I Here were all the elements for Act I I, The police gathered them up and | arrested the maid, who protested her innocence. But the clouds were as gloomy above her as they were in any Act II. on the s...
TREE PLANTING MACHINES IN NORWAY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
TltKK I'LAXTIXC M At'II1X KS IX XOttWAV. The once rapidly dwindling forests along the roast of Norway are be-" htg made to flourish again by the \ igorous efforts of a large numher of tree-planting societies. Paring the past I .'I years these societies have set out more than J Hi mil lion young trees. In the two conn li»\s of tlu> North ami South Her gi>nhuus alone there are 1 11 treo planting societies, which lust year planted iVJ~ti,OOU trees. ' >