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He Liked Oysters. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
He Liked Oysters. "When I was in the produce busi ness years apo," said an old mer chant; ;T had, nm,ong my. ■ country shippers, a German by the name of «Jacob Snyder. lie did not' often ; come to the city, but when he did it was a great occasion with him, and he expected some attention. So one morning, when he turned up, in nijt- shop about ten o'clock, I said to hiin :— "'.Jacob, you must have ■ made .an early start to get here, so soon. Tlow \voul&lt;l you like- to have a bit of lunch right aw ay ? .Ho you like oysters V" " 'Vy.' he said, 1 coult eat_ a few costers.' . . - ! "So. we. went round to a neigh bouring oyster bar, -and 1 ordered two stews. ; - - " -Sow, Jaiob,' saidI, 'uhile wc are waiting, whnt do you say to some' raw ?' " 'Veil, he replied, '1 don't mind.': " So wc had half.' a dozen raw apiece, and as the stews'had not yet come, we had another half a dozen on the hull-shell. "When the stews were despatched, I aslced, as a matter "of form, if he would not hav...
Hiawatha Dead. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Hiawatha Dead. I f—:— I ! Hiawatha the Inst hereditary chief j ! of tho Iroquois Indians, is dead. He j hod presided for inany years over the remnant of the tribe which set- ] tied in Ontario. Though the Iro-! quota are greatly scattered and number fewer than 12,000 ill all, those on the Canadian reservation are regarded ns the head tribe, and the chief, Jlniwatha, was looked up to ns the chieftain of nil the Iro* quota. His successor will have to be elect ed by the tribe,- because his only son, Prince Lazarus, is not a can* didate for tho leadership, since he, like many other Iroquois Indians, had adapted himself to modern civi lisation, and at present he is study ing for the Methodist ministry. It was the cuntom *y% the Iroquois to name the &lt;licf*K eldest sou Ilia untha, which meuns a person of miraculous-birt h : but the late chief's son wns baptised l^n'/ariis. While most of the Iroquois are farmers, and many of them have now attained to considerable dis tinction in o...
Underground. MODERN NEW YORK LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Underground. T MOl*KHN NEW YORK LIFE, In an illustrate*! article in the yopulnr "Mechanics Magazine," Mr. Ion 1.. K (Hiding. stat-> that from a million and a half to a million and three-quarters of the residents of New York spend a portion of each day underground, and many thousands come lo the surface so rarely that the light of day blinds them when they roach it. Discuss ing this phase of modern city life, Mr. Redding continue* —So accus tomed 1ms New York become to the idea of living underground that only a few days ago a public cele bration was held when a n«w under ground passageway was opened. This newest tunnel, resting many thousands of dollars, was dug to give the people who live near the Hudson River mid iti the neigh- i bourhood of IS 1st Street an op portunity to pass beneath the hills from their home to th*» subway, by! which moans they travel to the1 lower end of Manhattan Tsland, to, Brooklyn, and. by means of a transfer, to New .Jersey. T/jtil this underground rut...
Speed of the Wind. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Speed of the Wind. Up to the preaent the greatest speed of the wind Hob never be*n measured, for the »implo reason that no instrument has yet boon in vented capahlo of doing ko. In 1878 mi anemometer on Mt. Washington registered 18f> miles an hour, which is the highest velocity on record, and last November a Kobiuson anemometer u'ns blown nwn.v, in Jamaico, when registering V2&lt;) mil^s per hour. A tornado, however, blows fnr harder than that. At various times attempt* hnv*j U'pn mode to i»sti« I nmtn the velocity of wind in a tor nado by observing its ^fleets. T-'or instance, in 18T.r» a board of pine wood uns blown against, and right through, n t»'legn»plvpole ; whilst during tho same storm another plank was driven three inches into tho trunk of a tree. It was calculated that such ef fects could only have been pro duced by a force little less than that of a cannon-ball—that is to say, the wind must have been tra velling at the rato of between six and eight hundred, mil...
Worth a Bullet. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Worth a Bullet. i In some reminiscences of the late I'liocr War, Colonel Kekewich, who so gallantly defended Kjn>berley for 12(> days, tells (lie. following' story. Oho day he was approached by a. ; private, Who asked— ' i "Colonel; when do-you expect- we ! arc g&lt;>ing to net something to cat?" j "Kiit !" exclaimed the Colonel, i "Hid you .iuin the army merely to ! get .something to ent ?" , ! "Well, that's about the size of it," ] replied the soldier. "Mere," said the Colonel, calling an oJIicor, "give this man something to eat, and then have him shot." The ofiirer understood the joke, and replied—"All right, Colonel." ' The private. however, exhibited no alarm, and, turning to the oHi cer. said— "Hoil me a ham, Captain. st»»w up a coupk of chickens, bak* two or three pounds of pout-toes, fetch a gallon u' bi'or. and load yer cruris ! With such mriuccnmnt®, the man who wouldn't he willing to die is a blithering idiot !" A hearty menl was prepared for the soldier,...
Workmen's Ladder Grip. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Workmen's Ladder Grip. ■f, ■' " The accompanying cut* show a device being mado by Mewn. A. E. Downw and Son», 3 Crystal Avenue Middleton Street, Hull, for the use of joiners, bricklayers, painters, nnd other workmen. One grip se cures r Indder so that the stronp e*t wind cannot blow it down. Two crips provide a secure foot ing for a ladder on rtmf—as in il* | lustration— when spouts nro secure, i To use on wooden snout plane hook A on ladder sld&lt;\ spring C on inner side of ladder: then press thmnh plnte U over edg* of spout, release qnic'ily. and the spikes will enter inner sido oi" spout and firmly secure the ladder. The grip is also adapted for iron spouts, as shown.
Dr. A. R. Wallace. DEATH OF A FAMOUS SCIENTIST. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Dr. A.' R. Wallace. HEATH OF A FAMOUS SCIENTIST.' Dr. Alfred Russell Wallace, the; I associate of iUirwin, Spencer, and' Huxley as a pioneer of the theory, i»t evolution, died at his home, Oldj Orcha.nl. Hrondstone, Winiborne, : Dorsetshire, in his 1'^nd year. j I'r. Alfred Russel Wallace was I the son of a London lawyer. His; father, whose means were not suffi cient to provide for the upkeep of j u large family in London, moved to the town of Usk. in Monmouthshire, [ and here the man who, along with j Charles Darwin, was to startle the; whole thinking world first saw the li'^ht. Wallace received his early rduCiiUon at Hereford Grammar School, "TOE .SURVIVAL OK THE F7TTKST." 'In 1S51 he hit Uritain, and, travelling eastwards, arrived at Singapore, where he was to begin J his eight years' wanderings amongst I the islands of the Malay Anhipela go, an account of which is recorded in his most popular work of that! name. I "H-wbs while staying in Sarawak, \ ill 3855—where he became intim...
FIRST FEMALE PEER. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
FIRST FBMAL13 PI3EI!. 'ircat peerages have fallen to Indie in the natural course of *vpMs, hut the first peeress by crea tion was Anno Iloleyn. On Sep t*>n\>tr 1, 1532, Henry VIII., by Jlmni intent, created Anne Uo Kn first Marchioness of Pembroke. Thus lie identified her with his own family, ns the last title of Pcm had been borne was by his unrlc Jasper Tudoe. •^ho was duly invested with a manllo mid gold coronet, and Henry n'l'M n grant of per annum to herself and her heirs out of t ho Crown rents of the county Pembroke, to be paid by the Sheriff. The grant gavo her precedence over «ll th»» other marchionesses of ling lan»l, of whom there wero at th«t time I u'o closely allied to the Iloynl Family—namely, the Mnr fhionnss of Dorset (the Kinc's own niece) anil tho Marchioness of Kxc whose husband was the M>n *>f the King's aunt, tho Princess Katharine IMantagenet.
Laconic Letters. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Laconic Letters. Some amusing instances of laconic letters are given by Mr. Seton in his "ftossip About Letters ontl Letter-Writers." Lord Berkeley wrote to the lMike of l>orset : "My dear l»crset.—I have just been mar ried. and am I he happiest tlog olive. —Berkeley And pot for answer, " My dear Berkeley,—Every dog has his day ! — Morset." A young follow at, college wrote to his uncle, on whom he entirely depended, "My d»*ar Uncle,—Heady for the needful.—Your affectionate nephew." The undo replied, " My dear Nephew,—The needful is not ready.—Your affectionate I'ncle." It is pleasant, that affect ion should survhe pecuniary . embarrassments, as jt did in \ lie case of Samuel Co* to's mother nnd himself : "My dear Son.—I nni in prison for debt. Come and assist your loving mother.—!'. Foote." "Pear Mother, —So am I. which prevents his duty being pair! to his loving mother by her affectionate son, Snnt T'oote." An English nobleman was in love with a "lady fair." lie met her one even...
A DAY OF CARNAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
A DAV or CARS' AO 13. Uhon the light of dawn stol« quiet ly over the Sudanese desort on the morning of September *2, 1S98, it mcnlrd the spectaclo of war brood ing «tnid tho pence nn&lt;l solitude of Nature. It was the Inst day of Mnhdism, for tho Khalifa, with his Husky hordes, hnd nt Inst been •run to earth" in Onidunnnn, nnd kitchener, with his nrmv, lmd re s.'Jvp.I that this day Mphdism should he svvi'pt finnlly ofT the face of tho earth. Soon after dawu a long, fluttering lino of white appeared on the hori zon. It was the enemy advancing •juickly over tho yellow sands. With n voire of thunder the British guns spoke. It was a tornado of death. Hut as the fanatics were mowed rtown by the Maxims, tho lines were reformed. It was not a battle : it uns nn execution. The lust of blood, howover, wns on the Der vishes, and it moAnt victory or Viirailise now for them. With • rush after rush the 'Khalifa's wnrrlors enrue on over tho dead bodies of their cumrudes, only to be mown d...
LACE INDUSTRY FOR QUEBEC. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
l.ACK INIn;s'JI!V roi; (Jl'liUEC. To the many nourishing industries i of I he Province of Que'>ce, Canada, ; it is possible that the manufacture ' of lace, and lace-making machinery. j 1 may soon be added. Two leading ' , Jhitish lace manufacturers, Mr. 1». 1 • I. .1 urilino, M.P., and Mr. K. -Inr- I dine, who employ some ;5UUU work- j ers in Nottingham, have recently 'paid a visit to Canada for the ex I press purpose of ascertaining whe j ther the time is ripe for the estab lishment of this industry in tlu» Canadian Dominion. It is thought that the lurilT at present in force is scarcely high enough to warrant such nn undertaking without some Government cooccssion, but hopes are entertained that such a con cession may be secured at to en sure the founding of a lace indus- I try in the Province of (Quebec on a I profitable basis. The magnificent water powers of this province great ly fa our manufacturing- enterprise.
MALTA BECOMES BRITISH POSSESSION. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
MALTA BEOOME9 BRITISH POS SESSION. On Friday, September 5, 1800, Alalia, the largest of a little group of Mediterranean islands, was sur rendered to the ltritish, under Gen eral Sir Henry Piftot, in conse quence of Napoleon Itonapartc hav ing taken It when starting to in vade Kgypt as a way for obtain ing an Eastern empire. It has Ixm'U since K>!10 the homo of the knights eallcd Hospitallers of St, John of Jerusalem—10 named because their object was to provide security ami shelter against the Mahommedan Turks for Chris tian* who went on pilgrimage to the Holy I,and ; but they hud been for* ced to seek safety by fleoing from it theniHclveft. The Treaty of Amiens, in 1802, provided for the restora tion to this holy order of this island ; but against thin its native inhabitants strongly protested, be ing sure that the French w'ould then try to get control over it. Eng land thereforo renewed war against Franco rather than give up Malta, and the Treaty of Paris, in 181 1, to the great...
The Unsanitary Roller Towel. OFFICIAL EDICTS SENDS THEM OUT OF FEDERAL BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT COUNTRY—DEALERS IN PAPER TOWELS PREPARE TO MEET INCREAS[?] ED DEMAND. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
The Unsanitary Roller Towel. OFFICIAL F.P1CTS SF.N1\&lt; THV.M | OUT OF KK1M .K.M, Wll PINV.S j THROI. filH'l T col M'UV — OKA LET! S IN PAI'K.II TOW II. Sj rREPAHF. TO .MKKT INTKV AS KP HEM ASP. | .Friends and users of some of the | time worn and r. I most historic roller , lowels in I he la\at orb*.*. of the &lt;'us- ; tnni House, Sub-Treasury and oth*1:' ( federal i;n\ernmtMit building* heard j with amazement Jji>t «wk that The j use of these Articles had be»»n placed j under the bun of Presidential dts- ; approval, and that they must resort ■ to other means of removing the j dampness following their ablutions. ; The first blow was struck at the j roller towels in the building which ore controlled by the Treasury Pe- ■ partment, but there will be tu* es- j capo for the roller towels anywhere . when the ban gets into full work ing order. The news u'as received in the form of an official order from William (J. McAdrnt, Secro- j lory o»' the Treasury, orderinc the...
AN HISTORIC CANNON BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
IU.ST01UC CANNON KALI-. . I 'Hie discovery, nt a villng" near Kind's Lynn, of a cannon ball re* ('•licit to ho a relic of the l'aiiia nuMUnry Wars recalls the iact that hi l-.vtin itself there is still carefully preserved a missile of like Interest. Mmust within the shadow of Si. | Margaret's Church is an ohl en- j Irnnrc nalowny, leading to what ^ is km»uu (\s "Hampton Court," and ; *'isppniied from the roof or this j I'assn^e, I>y ft piece of hoop iron, is \ «n mu ii'nt cannon hall. t 'Hi«' Mmt ilself is said t&lt;> he the i'lniiirnl uno iircil by Cromwell's from West l.vnu into St. ^hir^mvt's Church on Sunday, Srp :\t jGtli, durinir il sIokc ^hirli liist«•&lt;) nearly three weeks. u'»"n tlu» King's Lynn garrison of fthimt r,,ooo men hud to capitulate »mi |-ay a fine of over Ji!»,UOO to •>!>vinto the distress of being plun ileroil. 'ho missile referred to was fired 'hiring Divine service, u-hen, uccord S,1K to an old chronicler, "it did no 'urUicr harm ...
Why Dust is Always a Necessity. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Why Dust is Always a Necessity. That there .is much evil in dust al most everyone knows. For n great many years now wo have been warned ngninst dust, nnd scientists nnd expert medical men have re peatedly proved why it i* danger- , ous. They have shown how deadly germs got inlo the dust from thn sputum and from thousands «>( other things, until to-d&lt;iy almost every person avoids dust as much as pos sible. And while it is quite true that there is a great menace to health in dust, nnd true also, that no doulu thousands of people have taken in fectious diseases through breathing germ-laden particles of dust, it is also true that dust is quite neces sary. In the first place, to prove the biggest value of dust, let it h»* stated thnt authorities ngm; that dust is the only thing that will bear up the evaporated moisture in the form of clouds, and, thcri»for»\ if it were not for dust there would bo no rain. Not a drop of all th* water, evaporated from the oceans could come to...
CHARGED GUNS OF BALACLAVA. LATE LORD TREDEGAR LAST ONE OF DEATH OR GLORY OFFICERS. INCOME OF £1,000,000. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
CHARtEB OUfIS OF BALACLAVA. LATE LORD TREDEGAR LAST ONE OF DEATH OR GLOHV OFFICERS. p &lt;4 INCOME OB' £1,000,000. Viscount. Tredegar died nt New port, Monmouthshire, nt tho age of 82. He was one of tho «ur vivors of the Charge nt Hnlaclnvn, Ho was in tho 17th Lancers ns Captain fJodfroy Morgan, and re garded the popular story of the Initio call to charge into the Valley of J)oath as a myth. He heard no bugle call, lie sat as Conservative Member for Brecknock for seventeen years, after serving the Service ns a captain in !85r>, and was Master of the Tredegar Hunt. J.ord Tredegar was unmarried. He was a keen agriculturist, an enthu siastic .sportsman, a great land owner, and a good landlord. Tlifl main part of his estate was forty thousand acres of land in Monmouthshire, Ureconshire, and Glamorganshire that included many coal mines. He had three country seats—Trede gar Park, near Newport. ; lluperra Castle, Cardiff; and Mansion House, Ilrccnn. He also had a town house in P...
PEN PICTURES OF THE PAST. POIGNANT POLAR TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
pen pictures of the past. POKiXANT POI..AU TRAGEDY. The tale of the Gordon- Honnett Kvpc'Iition of 1870 in ono of tho I most poignnnt of 1'olnr tragedies. 'Che Jennncttc loft San KrAncisco j„ didy, 1870, nnd until September •j unit's was regularly roceived. Then none silence. A whole year passed, and still I ho relatives of the absent crew watched and waited in vain, II was on September 0, 3 870, dull (he doomed vessel was definite ly imprisoned by the ice. With a .stotii ship, provisioned and equip l»ed to P«*s ,U1 Arctic winter, tho ,iew fell little anxiety. Hut when, the long Polar night of three months hud passed, the summer of - IfJSO (■«»»', the unrelenting floe still j held (heir little hark in its icy grip. At last hope told the flattering" j tiiIf of release ; hut at the very mo ment when the ice-held broke up and gave the prisoners their long uj*hed-for liberty, hug'1 icebergs crushed the little vc.shi'I in their in.n «rip. Two hours utter she war at the bottom of the ocea...
Newspaper Waistcoat's. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
-Newspaper Waistcoat's. Up to thirty years ago hardly a single newspaper existed, in. (.'hum, while to-day as many as twelve are published ' in- Hong-ICong alone, about twenty each , in Canton ami Shanghai, and one or more in everv large city of the interior. ..-While ('hinc.se newspapers were of small size " formerly; ■ and .printed- hardly any thing but loctil items, they now contain . an ., ever-increasing- number of business advertisements, including those of "European firms, nnd lain commercial, . technical, and foreign i news is also published. About t twenty periodicals : arc published in i C'hina in English,-French, and tier man for the benefit;-of the • Kuro*. i peans: living there, but they. arc all i small, papers with one; exception, i The: Chinese are the;' greatest con i sinners of old ' newspapers in the i world. The official returns of thp i Custom-house- at • Xewchwang state that* that; port .alone in- J'JJ I re ceived J,MJ8 tons of &lt; old IOuropean newspa...
Making Small Coil Springs [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Making Small Coil Springs ♦ Procure a nut. having a small thread that will admit the size of the wire .tu be use.l in making the springs Cut n small notch to the depth of the thread where the thread begins, and procure a smooth rod that will pass snuglv through the threads of the nut. -Shape one end of the rod to fit n carpenter's hrtce, if there is nu drill chuck at hand, and drill a hole in the other end to admit one end of the1 spring wire. Rend tho * wire at right angles, and insert the end in the hole. PUive the end of the rod in the nui, ' which should be gripped in r vice, and turn the rod, at the sutric time seeing that the wire is .guided into the notch cut at the beginning of the thread. The wire will follow the thread of the nut and make a perfect spring | of nn even opening.— •A Spcnccr in "Popular .Mechanics."
Quebec's New Industry. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
-Quebec's New Industry. There is'talk of the .establishment., of a gew industry in the Province of Quebec—no less than ihe making: of that epicurean delicacy, "Devon shire'* cream. As n result of in vestigations recently carried out in the laboratory of one of the agri cultural. colleges of this province/a leading . agricultural authority . has come to the conclusion that tho making of clotted cream practically identical with the far-famed . pro* duct of Devonshire is perfectly fea sible in ICaMern Canada. Dairying is already, a flonrishiug industry in Quebec, and the making of clotted cream will open up new possibilities of development. • Many farmers in the . country districts own large, herds of Jersey cattle, and are,' therefore, in a very favourable po sition for taking- up this new in dustry,' for, while it is not at all essential that Channel Island breeds shall be used, a rich milk is of course preferable. Tn the large cities and popular sumni»?r resorts of Quebec the farmer...