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Ivory Nut Buttons. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Ivory Nut Buttons. - ---- • _—+ About fifty, years ago some rub ber puthcrers in the forests, of Xorthern Ecuador reported ii pecu liar species of pnlni, which they found in great numbers; whose fruit was a nut resembling in form and colour * a miniature head of a ne gro. These nuts they nicknamed negroes." Upon, investigation (says '"Commercial .intelligence*') it was found" that the kernels of the nuts, \Wien thoroughly'dried, had the appearance and texture of de finite ivory. Sample lots of these nuts were shipped to Europe for experimental'' purposes, and ii wmk soon found that they furnished- an ideal material from which to manu facture buttons - and other small;*- or-» munental objects, for which'X the! more expensive ivorv hail hitherto} been used. The kernel of the .' no-' grocs," once thoroughly--dried;-** can j be siiwed, carved, nnd turned-r on lathes into nil sizes and shupes of buttons, and it readily ahsorhs dyes and takes on a high and per manent polish. The ivory nut...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Commonwealth JgifeBank or Ruetrafta' HEAD OFFIOI SYDNEY ^ Ail Bin* U op«a for all dams of GENERAL BANKINQ BU8INKAS »s EQUITABLE BUILDINQ, OOLLIN8 8TREKT, MELBOURNE Alto ftt 8/dney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Brisbane, flookhampton, Towniville, »nd London. Oftbla remittances made to, and drafts drawn on foreign place* direct Foreign bills negotiated and oolleoted. Lettere of credit Jeiued to any part 0! the world. BUM negotiated or forwarded for collection. Bankiny and Exchange Butlnwj of trtrf description trantactod within the Couuuon* wealth, United Kingdom and abroad. Curreat acoonnU opened, Interact paid oo tt**d dtpoaic*. Adraaoee mado against approved aecajities. SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Vlotorlan Central OfBo«i 317 COLLINS STnilT, MtLBOUItNC, 9r*aefcu In the above citiea and 2,000 Agtnelat al Post Officii throughout the Oomnonwealth. Dtpoalta from !/• to C30e> Interait at 3£ per annum. PtHilta or Withdrawals tnaJ be mada at any Branch or agency within the CotorooQwwh...
Fortunes Refused. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Fortunes Refused. It is 5snici thnt when it beccune known thnt the letters of the grout Jiixh lender, Charles Stewart Pnr noil, w'crc to be published, offers to purchase then! were r&lt;v&lt;jjved from nil over the world, and that one great newspaper proprietor in the ' United States sent Mrs. Parnell an open cheque, upon which she might inscribe her own price. The offer was refused. Hobert Browning constantly re fused to write for the magazines and reviews. Ho only departed from his seli'-den.\ ing ordinance on one occasion, and that was in aid of charity. In his later days, when j Browning societies were springing up all over Britain and America. , fabulous prices were offered to him . even for a short poem. He put all th^so tempting offers aside, and; "stuck to his text'' ty his (lying1 dny. j But this determination to refuse money when it is olTered is evident- ! ly not the attribute of the well-' to-do only, for a labourer in Penn- I sylvnnia has just refused tw...
Kings in Commerce[?] [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Kings in Commerce, Like most really busy mon. tho Gorman Emperor Qlways seems able to And some tlmo for more work. As well as attending to tho affairs of his kingdom, ho conducts. In a very thorough manner, a porcelain factory of which he is tho owner. Tho business Is & prosperous one, and Is run on lines laid down by the Kaiser. He designs many of the goods, and, moreover, sometimes even rngnges new workmen himself. Another Hoyul manufacturer of china is the Emperor of Austria Hungary, ) who employs over'a thou sand skilled hands ut his factory. The King of Saxony owns a simi lar business, though It is of a less extensive nature. A Royal hotel-owner Is the King of Wurtemberg, who owns two hotels that are said to add about £9,000 annually to his in come ; while tho Prince of Llppe Dot mold carries on a business in butter and eggs, as well as owning n brick factoey. Husbands livo longer than bache Jors, and u'ives than spinsters. £hese facts are proved beyond question by inve...
Cheap Egg-Testing Lamp. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Cheap Egg-Testing Lamp. | Here is an egg-testing lamp which Is Just. »s cheap as it is effective. All you need to make it ,orc n simill wooden box, a pieco.of block cardboard slightly bigger thhn tho box and a caudle. Egg-Testing Lamp. Cut a s&lt;)iiurc» hole in one side of the box to act. us a chimney. In the piece of black cardboard cut an egg-shaped hole. Remove the lid of the box, ami .stand the black rnrdbonrd in front. /.Hie pump is then complete. The light of the candle must be immediately behind the hole in the cardboard, and of course the eggs must be tested in a dark room.
When Edison Wagered. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
When Edison Wagered. letting is usually &lt; foolish, but it was a Wager that set Thomns Alva lCdison on the road to fame and fortune. 7.. Whenhe/Svas a telegraph operator much nnnoyqnce was caused by cock roaches getting into the tin cons in which ihc boys carried/their lunches./ Ya'rious methods of get ting rid uf them were tried, but without success, and then Edison made a bet that he would: exter minate the foe. . The next day the dinner-cans wcro piled in n heap, and the wizard .sur rounded them with a circle.of tin foil ribbon about an inch wider .About a quarter of nn inch away he placed a similar circle, both rib bons being upright, and then con nected them with a battery. Along came .the cockroaches. To surmount the obstacles they had to place their hind legs on the outer ribbon and their forelegs 61/"the inner one. The moment J hey did so, the cir ci?it was completed, and they top pled over dead. l£dison's .success made him talked ahuut, aud was his real start as a...
Simple Twine-ball Holder. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Simple Twine-baII Holder. In looking/.-for,.'jr. 'place for a twine-Hall, Mi*. . (J. happened omi-i^^-Rn'VC-VtiTii-hn idca -which he put into practice, lie pnnchcd: three holes nt ecjual &lt;1is .tance«:^;h|»hHl;T/!Jiu--'itR ' lippcr edge, , and attached three strings which I wore run to nn apex and tied to a scrow-eye in the ceiling* The en«l of -the' twine from the eontre of the hall—this is important—was run through the funnel stem and al lowed to hang as in an ordinary hall holder. • .
State-Owned Railways. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
State-Owned Railways. There arc in South Australia! H?80 miles of railway open and! controlled by the State. .The earn*) iugs fur the past twelve months to- j tailed ,&lt;C2,i2'.2-P KIG, and the expendi ture £1 ,.T.W,773, leaving a "surplus aflor. providing for interest charges on loan capital, of The itf»t revenue . oit the .Mate lines equalled Ti.81 ]H»r. cent, on* a cap!- ; tal .expenditure of.-: £11,1-78. |Sr>. • J to- i frrring lo* the splendid ^position** of J tjiu: .railways the Commissioner of Fiibtfc Works said he doubted if I ■*Juv.r other countrv ■ in ' the world, wheci^-thc railways were in the hands of "the people, could, show such a satisfactory return." After costing about . XI l,utui,0(iu, or' half the public debt, the railways had re turned .uiv to I he present full in icre.st. on capital for the whole ">0 ,\etrs since thu State started rail wav-huildiiijj../I hu fact that / they were, not: 'indebted to llto general rovrmie &lt;.f the ^tate for...
Dentistry 1,000 Years ago. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Dentistry 1,000 Years ago. During" a lengthy relic-hunting visit to Ecuador, Professor Mar shall Howard Savillo, head of tho Archaeology department of Colum bia University, made several note-j worthy discoveries which will do much to enlighten tho present gen eration about tho early residents of that country. The relics indicate these people to have been civilised and possessing scientific knowledge. Tho most Interesting discoveries were skulls which showed that the men are of a typo superior to the Aztecs, for beyond the shape of tho skull, teeth were filled with gold and cement, proof unmistakable that dentistry was at a high stage of development one thousand years ago. In Mexico human teeth have been dug up that were filled and orna mented with stone, but this is the first instance of gold filling having been found in a prehistoric skull. Tho gold was inside the teeth, showing littlo on tho outside, so the purpose was apparently for util ity rather than for ornamentation. • In al...
Bank Notes Eaten by Mice. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Bank Notes Eaten by Mice. A few years ago a pool' peasant in Krduco learned to his surprise, and Joy that he had como into an | inlioritancc of £400. His thoughts at once turned to the great city of pleasure. A rich man like himself should go to Paris ; accordingly ho sold off his ettccts and came to Paris. Arriving* there, the pea sant's fear of strangers at onco bo« gan to show itself, and the good man, mistrusting bankers and law yers could not nmko up his mind to bauU his fortuno, so ho hidtho' notes in an old cupboard that J stood in a corner .of his garrot. A few days aftor, ho fell u sudden desire to gaze upon the hoard that meant so much to hint; so ho' j opened the door, intending to feast. j his* eyes upon his money, lledis-. , covered, to his utter consterna-1 tion and dismay, that a nest of mice had almost completely do | voured the notes that meant to i him all the difference between pov erty and wealth ! ; In a certain parish in the N'urth of England the following noti...
A Blind Girl's Memory. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
A Blind Girl's Memory. A blind girl. Miss Mabel Green, aged twenty, 'has just written from memory a verbatim report' of a sermon • lasting three-quarters of an hour, delivered recently In All Souls' Church, LangYiam Vlace, \V., by the Rev. W. H. Mowil, vicar of Christ Church, Brixton. " After the sermon they wanted a report, and nobody had taken a short hand note," said Miss Oreeii to an interviewer ; "so 1 went home re peating to myself all I had heard. The next morning I wrote- out 2,700 words, first in the Braille j system (writing by means of raised dots) in three hours, and then on a type writer in an hour and a-half. The words came quite easily, although I was several times interrupted, and 1 had no dilliculty in recollect ing all the Scriptural allusions and where they came from. I first thought of memorising sermons two years ago, and.since th6n I have wrlttcu out at least fifty ser mons." Mr. MowU has seen the sermon, and says : "X am amazed at 1 the correctness of thought ...
Eyes of the Motor-car. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Eyes of the Motor-car. ♦ A new automobile headlight has i Just been put on the market in France, which represents a radical departure from present designs. 1 This particular lamp has the shape ' of a human eyeball e.nd turns in ' its socket in exactly the same man- j ner as the rye in its support. Two small clamps, controlled by thumb screws from the interior of the car, [ hold the lamp in position in any do- | fiirwl direction, while the handle It- | self is used in turning the light rays : to the spot they are needed. Sign- I I posts at. the side of the road or J ! the low-lying milestones are thus ' i brought within reach of the rays, ' while in their lowest position they even throw light into the hood, lighting up the motor, magneto and j carburettor. By removing the two : small clampw entiroly, the whole lamp can be takon out of the socket and used as la "trouble lamp" in sido or outside the machine. It Is the invention of a French enginoer, Edouard Cannevel.
CANADIAN COLD. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
CANAUIAN COLD. The late Kew Dr. Musoti when In Kupert's Lund as a missionary had a decidedly unpleasant oxperieuco one winter. The cold there Is of" ten so intenso that mercury freezes and thermometers are useless. You get frost-bitten all over, ears, checks, nose, hands—all. have their turn. Once when Dr. Alusori was out shooting (it was shoot panic or starve then), he became very thirsty. A little hoar frost had gathered on tho burrcl of his gun and thought lessly he tried to lick it off, but , the intense cold of the metal drew ' his tongue, and it froze to the gun. Strong measures were obviously necessary, so grasping the gun In both hands he simply tore it away and with it u piece of tongue larger than a shilling. • Tho pain was intense, but he was lucky not to have entirely lost his touguo.
An £8,000 Find. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
An £8,000 Find. | In October of last year a daring robbery was committed from tho ; mail van of a Bordeaux-Marseilles ! express train, and among other valu ables stolen was a bundlo of securl ! ties worth several hundred thou j sand francs. Four prisoners ' were | arrested in connection with the | theft, and they were to be tried at j tho Assizo Court on October 11th. ! but thero was very little tangible ' evidence against them. One of tho ! prisoners was an ex-railway em ployee named Louis Bons. A few days ago an undo of Rons, who had been looking after the prison er's liouso sinco his arrest, sold n pilo of old n'ood which hnd boon for some time against a wall of | the housr. While putting tho wood in a cart the purchaser discovered a bundle containing ±18,000 in nocuri ties, which were identified as those stolen from tho mail bag between Uordeaux and Marseilles. Owing to this discovery tho trial of tho ac cuscd will bo postponed till the next assize, to enable the police to utili...
The Apple and the Rose. BEAUTIFUL COUSINS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
The Apple and the Rose. BEAUTIFUL COUSINS. If the npple which ployed so im- | portant it part in the episode of | the Garden of Eden was anything like the apples which nt the pre sent time help to make life worth living for such a large part of humanity, then must it bo ad mitted, reluctantly perhaps, but positively, that the temptation was a great one. Far bo it, however, from one 111 this age of moral de velopment to countenance stealing apples. Strange as it nitty seem, claims Mr. Charles Burton in u recent paper, the apple belongs to the great rose family. By what acci dent of process it developed into a sturdy tree and came to rock its young in such a delightful cradle of lusciousness can only be imagined. It is thought to have been indigenous to northern Kussia in remote times, and its cultiva tion spread rapidly throughout the temperate *oti&lt;*. America is the great apply-producing country to day, but it is not alone ii: the cultivation of this popular fruit. Apples...
Sweets in Perfection. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Sweets in Perfection. A delightful sweet course is as sured if you read and uso the re* | cipes given below. Tho Greek Cur runt lends itself to un infinite var iety of treatment, and possesses, in addition to on incomparable flavour, a nutritive power entirely its own. Do not look upon tlic sweet course as something that merely follows the meat. Jt should in reality be an important part of tho meal. Sugur is a substance that makes bone and muscle, and provides ener gy. The very best kind of sugar is grape-sugar, which is easily digest ible. Currants contain much grape sugar, and just a touch of tartaric acid, which gives that distinctive fluvour. The use of Currants means health and economy. Try these re* cipos :
GRAPHITE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
GRAPHITE. A few years ago Dr. Edward C*. | Acheson, who is the inventor of car borundum—the world's most efficient grinding material— at Niagara Falls, N.Y., found a way of making grap hite- in his great electric furnaces. A mixture of coal and other sub stances is placed in one of the great . electric furnaces, and there brought up to a temperature of ■fiOOO dog. Fahr., when everything in the . mixture is vaporised, and disappears like steam from boiled water, excepting the carbon in the mixture, and upon opening the fur nace the carbon will be found as a beftutiful, soft, unctuous graphite. This graphite will be almost, abso lutely pure, analysing as high as 00.8 per cent, carbon. Having produced an absolutely gritless graphite, lir. Aclicson in 1000 turned his attention to the use of this solid lubricant on an extensive scale. All former at tempts in the application of natural graphite for genernl lubricat ion had encountered serious difficulties about introducing it to the weari...
News from Round and About. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
News from Round and About. Legal amenities at the Kilmore court—Major McInerney: " You're like a bantam crowing on a dung heap." Mr Fyffe :—" And you're the dung heap." The question of erecting weigh- &nbsp; &nbsp; bridges at various railway stations in the shire of Tungamah is to be re- &nbsp; introduced by Cr Ford at the next meeting of the council. Mr E. Askew, secretary of the Finley Agricultural Society, informs us that the date of the second Finley &nbsp; show has been fixed for Wednesday, &nbsp; 16th September, 1914. Efforts are to be made to eclipse the great success achieved last year. A travelling salesman died suddenly and was taken home. His relatives telephoned to the nearest florist, some miles distant, to make a wreath. The ribbon should be extra wide, with the inscription "Rest in Peace !" on both sides, and if there was room " We shall meet in Heaven." The florist was away and his new assistant hand- led the job. It was a star...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Barooga Hotel. A. J. ALLEN (Formerly of Yarrowej-nh and Yorrawonga) Has taken ovor tho inanagomont of the above hotel, and eiier.ds a hearty welcome to old and new frienda. Only the Best Brands of "Wine, Ale, Spirits and Cigars stock r-d. Good Accommodation for Travellers. FIRST-CLASS TABLE. Cleanliness, Order, Civility and Attention Guaranteed, A CALL WILL BE ESTEEMED. John Mamara and Co,, STOCK. STATION, AND F1N*NCI\L tGRNn. YARRAWONGA | )ROPEliTIES always on hand for 1 sale or to lot; Clearing Sale* conducted personally by Mil John McNamaraa, in any part of Victoria or Now South Wales ; Stock trucked and consigned to Melbourne agents Free of Charge. Money to Lend at 4i per cent. In terest on Leasehold or Freehold Land, in Victoria-or New South "Wales. ■TOHN McNAMAKA & CO., Auctioneers, farraivonga Anderson's ROVAL VICTORIA HOTEL 51 ROOMS The Largest and Roomiest Houao m the Goulburn Valley. Excellent ''uisiiie. Best Wines, Ales and Spirits supplied. First-class accommodat...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Gordon Anderson, Carrier, Forwarding 'Agent and Livery Stable Proprietor, HAS Two Motor Cars (Maxwell and Wetz) Seating Five and Three, cont:iinint> the Intent Improvements and prepart-d to hiro-mnie to Traveller? or Tourist* on reapouHbl'*,ler»» Addr*«—VICTORIA HOTEL, OORRA* Riny up Phoned*. 9..