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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
FORSTER'S Nl and Crystal Gla^s Butter Dish, Embossed Lid. It is a special offer YOUR GIFT? Yoo will certainly fend just the article yoa want for that Gift you have been worrying about. To write for ocr Handwae OFT CATALOGUE (it b free), it contains nerytkinj so'rtibk tod acccpt&bk lor old aid jTimjj. "FORSTER" The Jeweller, 204 Smith Street, COLLINGWOOD, MELBOURNE Handftotne Electro plated ith beautifully t 2/6, post free. LIGHTING In the Electric Lighting of Country Towns we were the Pioneers! We are the PATENTEES and MANUFAC TURERS, NOT AGENTS, therefore Customers have our DIRECT GUARANTEE. HORNSBY is a recognised standard in QUALITY, hence is the most POPULAR and SUCCESSFUL Gas Engine in Australia. Being Specialists in Suction Gas Power, their advice is of far greater value than can be obtained from A MERE AGENT HORNSBY ENGINES give satisfaction to Users. Study list opposite and you will be convinced that the HORNSBY is undoubtedly the Best on the Market. HORNSBYS have an...
Ladies' Column. SEWING CHAIR WITH HIDDEN DRAWERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Ladies'Column. SEWING nil A III WITH'HIDDEN DRAWEKS. I A very convenient, place for needles, thread, nnd other sewing mater ials is provided in tho. new hidden drawer mowing clmira. There is a roomy drawer divided into handy coiupnrlnients, hidden under tho seat I ready to be drawn out whenever | any article is needed. It elides in ! and out of the side, and fits snug ly, so that It Is unseen, when closed. There is no handle on tho drawer, but It is opened or closed hy a thumbscrew on the sido of the chair.
MORE NOISE THAN WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
MOUl'i NCHSIfl THAN WOlUv.' ".My. dear, look herp," said, .Mr. Simkins, :os. ho stood, on ' deck with his wifu and pointed to « tug drawing several -barges. VSuch is life ; the t"K is like thii iniui, work ing and toiling, while tho barges, like women, »>'c " - "t know," interrupted Mis. S., acridly, "tho tug does all the blowing While tho barges bear all the burden."- '
Why Fat Kings Were So Popular. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Why Fat Kings Were So Popular. There was for generations a cus tom in India of weighing the king, or ruler, in gold, and giving that golti to the poor. The custom pre vails to-day in some parts of In dia, and King George V. of Eng land would have been weighed dur ing his visit there, in keeping with the custom, had ho been an ordi nary Eastern monarch. Perhaps this weighing in gold was because most Indian rulers were extremely fat gentlemen. At any rate, it was the fat moirarchs who were the most popular in the olden days, for on the "weighing ! days" every additional pound of i king meant so many moro rupees for the poor. A Maharajah who was recently crowned seated himself in one of the gold pans of the balance, while into the other was thrown gold coin until royalty rose in the scales. The Mahrarajah. by an unwritten law, did not become legally chief until he had been weighM in this manner. In olden times the custom prevailed of throwing the money into the air and letting the peop...
Bird Migration. TWO GREAT PUZZLES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Bird Migration. f TWO GREAT PUratJSS. In connection with th« phenom enon of tho migration of hirds*. tho tuo great pw;zles nro—'Why does it exist ? and How is 11 performed V Tho first question is not. answered by saying it is a habit into which some birds have fallen for the sake of Rccuring to themselves Lhoso means or conditions of life that aro im plied by "fitting temperature and sufficiency of food." Tlcro nro birds that migrate when, to nil human appearance, thero is no need for doing it. 'J'lic fieldfare— to take a familiar example—might as well live and breed in Scotland during tho summer, so far as tem perature and food supply go, as does its congener tho thrush. Tho answer to the question must show the reason for the formation of the habit—must say why migration first began, and why it continued till the habit became an inherited in stinct. It must show why certain air routes aro followed that do not seem to be tho best available; and why tho migration is limited by barrie...
AS HE COT IT. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
AS HIS COT,IT.: A nowly-iimrried.lmly was. being in terviewed by. the reporter of the lo cal paper jiwt after the ceremony. "Aiul after tliu honeymoon where do you intend to settlo down,", was his linnl question. "At the old nianse," said,., the br.Ule 11s she hurried away. • 1 lie reporter thought it. sounded a bit familial*, but ho decided to use it, so when it appeared in print tho report finished up— "After the honeymoon the lmppy couplo intend to live at the old man's." - .t
A FIGHT FOR EMPIRE A THRILLING STORY OF THE CONQUEST OF SAN LORETA COMPLELETE IN THREE INSTALMENTS. CHAPTER V. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
A FIGHT FOR EMPIRE 4 . A THRILLING STORY OK THE CONQUEST OF SAN* LORETA COMPLELETE IN .THREE INSTALMENTS. CHAPTER V. Pat and our hero were taken to a tent. At the entrance of which a couple of soldiers were placed to guard them. "A tight fix," Pat said, ruefully. - " We'll pull through all right," Percy answered, cheerfully. "I don't like the look of things," Pat rejoined. Terry went outside and spoko to one of the guards. "Ts Senoritn Dolores Lnmego in camp ?" he asked. "Yes. The President'."* daughter is here." "Will you lake a message to her. Will you do It ?" "Xo," was the soldier's answer. Percj* returned to hi* companion, and far into the night thry en deavoured to dovjse some means of escape. Rut- difficulties beset, them on every sido. Th#\v \y'ere in the midst of an enenmped army, and es cape seemed to he well-nigh hope less. At an early hour of thr» morning Felipe paid them a visit. "How do you fe#»l ?" he asked Percy, with a sardonic smile. "It is to be a rope." "Hanged !...
SHEEP CENSUS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
SHEEP CENSUS. Austria ... 2,438,580 Hungary .„ ... 7,526,783 Bosina-Herzegovina 2,-108,851 Belgium ; ... ... 235,722 Bulgaria ... ... 8,180,997 IJenmark, Icclmul, • clc. .. 1,319,197 Finland ... 901,447 Franco ... ._ : 17,110,700 CJerniany .... ... ... ..: 7,703,710 Greece ... ... ... ... '... ..; ... 4,508,158 Italy ; .-..'.11,102,708 Montenegro 400,000 Netherlands „. ... .v. 889,936 Norway „ '...'j 1,893,443 Portugal ... ... 3,072,998 ltoumania ... ... ... ... .... 5,655,444 Russia in Europo ......: 46,989,000 Saxony . ... ... 58,185 Servia .;. ... ... ... ... 3,160,-166 Spain ... ... ... .1D;117,105 •Sweden ... 1,010,217 Sw itzerland " 159,727. Turkey 0,912,568 United Kingdom ... ... :c;.' 31,083,461 All other l£uropo ... .. ... . 26,120 Total -Europe-U. — ...179,516,437 New Spulh Wales ........... 45,032,022 Victoria 13,857.801 Hueenslnnd ... ... ... ... 20,387,838 South Australia ... 6,267,477 West Australia'.;.... 5,408,5 Tasmania ... ... ... ... ... ... i ,7SS,310 I Total Aus...
CHAPTER VI. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
CHAPTER Vf. " J„eave him lying there," said Percy. Ten to one that it/s our. army. J.et us do a rim." Pay soon began to break, and as (he sun rose on (he horizon they saw in the distance a body of men advancing. Percy was right. H was Pa Silva with his army. . . v . An ofltccr recognised Perry, and greeted him with efTusion. "We all thought- you dead. Come at once to the President.. _ ITc w'ill be d el i gh t ed." 3)a Silva's grave face broke- into a smile of delighted .surprise. "You • " he cried. "This :s almost as good as victory, 3 hnvo been mourning for you like a son. Tell me your adventures." I'ercy sketched rapidly the events since he had left the President. " Sergeant TtufWty," Pa Silva said, turning to PiM, "I make you a lieutenant. Take a couple of men and seize that, scoundrel Felipe. J shall be delighted to ^ivc him a taslr of hempen rope." i'a Silva listened eagerly to nil the information which Percy could give him with reference to i„amego's army. "To-day will decide ...
THE FARM. AVAILABILITY OF FERTILISERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
THE FARM. AVAILABILITY OK FERTILISERS. The vnluo of a fertiliser for crops does not depond on its total per centage of ammonia, phosphate of lime and potash, but upon tho per cent n^c of thoso constituents that tho growing crop can utilise. This is the point that a farmer has to look at when considering the oflW cucy o! an artificial manure. Thero arc a good many substances that contain a high pcrcentago of one or the other fertilising constituents hut the constituents nro in such an inert form that they afford little or no nourishment to tho crop. They "analyse well," but are bad fertilisers. A glaring instanco of this class of subatanco (tho "Mark Lane Express" points out) is ground leather. It contains a vory large percentage of ammonia, but decom poses so slowly that it has no right to the tide "fertiliser." The plant asks for food and is given not ex actly a stone, but something near ly as hard. With the present sys tem of intensivo cultivation, in which large quantities of exp...
German Sherlock Holmes. MYSTERY SOLVED BY MARRIAGE OFFER. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
German Sherlock Holmes. AlVSTKIIY S0LVR1) JIY .MAIi HIACiK OrTttlt. A remarkable piece of detcctivo work has elicited the fact Dial the supposed suicide of a schoolbo.v called Krnsl Ticmann 111 ilerlin j was really a ease of murder. Tie- | mnnn was a particularly promising j boy, and the sou of a well-to-do i family. He was left alone in " his | mother's flat with two maid .«*er Ivan's. On* girl wont out, leaving ! the 4ad with the other, whose name ' was Klizabeth Heinrichs. f • When the bo\'s mothei' returned she found her son dead and his body hanging1 from a curtain-pole. The police assumed that this was a ca.se of suicide, although no motive - coulrl be ascribed, ^ml declined to fnvustigate the matter further. ] The nothe.\ however. s-ispect lieinrichs who was under notice * > leave and who IihI since gone to live willi her pnvi • , at Hummels ( berg, i*i Pomeivnia »ingaged a pri vate detective named Schwar/. who went 1o llummelsburg, made the ac-. • juaintaiice nf lleinrich...
KNEW A LITTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
KNEW A LITTLE. A gentleman travelling some time ago asked n one-armed mendicant by whom he was accosted how ho lost his arm. "Jt was like this, sir. The last time 1 went to sea we was caught in a typhoon off Capo 'Orn. The ship Went over on her beam ends, so tho cap'n 'e orders me and Tom to go out on the yardarm to keellmul tho bo'sprit and tor splice the jib boom to the mainmast. 1 was a hungin' on to the top-gallant rat tlitis, when Tom suddenly let go his rnd, and 1 was pitched -10 feet in the 'old." Tho gentleman smiled. "That's u capital yarn," he said." "Von ought to have been a sailor," and went on his way. Crest fallen,* he beggar watched his interrogator, atnl saw a crossing sweeper (ouch his hat most defer entially to him. "I say, .Mm, who's 'u w'en 'e's at '(iino ?" he called. " llim ?" replied the sweeper, "JJon't you know who that is ? Why, that's Admiral Beresford/^
The Best Dream. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
The Best Dream. I • 1 ■ ■ An Irishman and a- Scotsman were travelling "acroM Western prairie. Jt happened that one afternoon they shot a single quail, which would serve for breakfast for one of them on the following morn ing. Knowing that (he bird was not enough for the two, they agreed that it should he eaten by the one who should have the best dream during the night. When they awoke early in the morning the Irishman said to the Scotsman :— "An* phwat did you dr-ream, Sandy 7" "Well," answered the Scot, '* T dreamed T >.aw n beautiful basket descend from Heaven, and then 1 got into it and was borne up to Paradise.*' "And I drreame«i." said the Irishman, "that f saw you goin' up, an' thought you wouldn't come back, an' so I got up and ate the ipiail !" *
No Crowding. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
No Crowding. A travelling showman line! a par rot, which was -accustomed to imi tate his voice and words • when he was addressing the crowd about his tenti and always created much amusement by doing so. In the course of man's wanderings they came to a farming . region, and here one clay the parrot escaped and took *to the fields; " The show* man organised a posse of men und boys, and- went in pursuit of the fugitive. After a good deal of vain search, they heard a great clamour in a tall tree oil the edge of a wood. Creep ing up to the place, they found that the poor parrot was up in the tree/ stripped of most of his fea thers, and surrounded by a dock of screaming rooks, who woro picking at him mercilessly. In the midst of it all the parrot was calling out, at the top of his voice : "One at a time, gentlemen ! Don't crush so, please j Take your time ! There's plenty of room! Take your time !"
Artfully Wooed. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Artfully Wooed. His name w.is .lohn Krastus littles, and her Snmnntha Stone. IIp yearned in mix their earthly fates, so spoony had he grown. At (irst th«* f«iir SHtnantha gave un qualified assent. ImjI afterwards she did behave most rashly violent. Sh«" said she only was in jest, John I'ate^ she'd never wed ; she hadn't s«*en in east »»r west so great. a dunderhead. So .lohn determined lie would 1 ry all arts of which he knew. 1 ?*»'&lt;! storm and threaten, weep and sigh, and swear till nit \vn.s blue. But still Samantha did not yield ; her soul was adamant. At last one day Hates came to her, decision in his eye. And on his face a pallid blue. Ilk© cloud on summer sky. "And is your judgment final now?" he asked Samantha. Stone. "1'or if you scorn me yet, 1 vow I will not live—alone." Samantha, like most women, had a sentimental side. This tragic spouting made-her glad, and glorified her pride. A packet then John opened up, marked with *a death's head brand, and dropped into...
"Man Engine" Used in Cornish Mine. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
" Man Engine " Used in Cornish Mine. In one of the mines of Cornwall, England, a curious device, known as a "man engine," is in use for conveying tUo miners to and from the deep workings. JS'ear the mouth of the shaft is a large walk ing-beam engine. To the rim of the flywheel of this engine (says "Popular Mechanics") a driving rod is attached, and by means of a pivoted connection, the motion of the wheel is transmitted to a ver tical lifting rod .in the mine shaft, as shown in the illustration. The lifting rod has a. vertical move ment of 12ft. At intervals &lt;V TDft. platforms are supported both on the lifting rod and on the side of the shaft, and the sets of plat forms are so arranged os to bo at the same level at the high and low position of the rod. Jn descending, the miner steps cm Uio moving platform when it is ut the end of tho iip-stroke, and is carried down ;12fl. ^lie then steps oil mid w«U$ for the next up-strokc,when-he is carried . down another U'ft. This proc...
POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Where the term "The Comraonwealth" is used in connection with these rates and regulations it includes Papua, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk, Island.] LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
POSTAL RATES ANO REGULATIONS [Where tho term "The Gomraon wealth11 is used-in connection with the»o rates and regulations it includes Papua, Lord Howe lsAanS, anil Norfolk. Inland.] LETTERS, i Fop every 4 -ounce or fraction thereof. I I'or delivery jsitbin the Ct/mioon wealth /IS... , 0. 1 > [For delivery in the'British'Ein i. ^ plro ., w :V.1V0 If •?of delivery in'tha Wow'fiebruIpBf v I Banks, and Torre* Islands ..0 2 For delivery in -other placed 0 2} fcltfFfEtt CARDS. Fop delivery within th© Commonwealth : Kingly, la. each; reply, Id. each half. For delivery in the British Empire (seo list of places under "Letters')—Sin gle. Id. each. For delivery in New HebridoB, Banks, and T«rre9 Islands—Single, 'id. each. For delivery in other places— Single, 2}d. each. POST CARDS, Single Postcards impressed with th« Id. stamp, and Reply or double cards, each half of which has the Id. stamp impressed thereon, may bo transmitted to plaoea within the Commonwealth, and to those places, enumera...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
1'PBLIO . NOTICE, IMPORTANT NOTICE. Alf. Fimister, Having purch»«d the property OPPOSITE THK POST OFFICE, COBRAM, Returns his b»st thariku for paBtfairori and informs tWfarmars and public of tbosurrsundingdiatrict that he in now prepared to execute all kinds of work the trade at must reasonable prices Shoeing done by n First-class Tradesman. Buggies, Gigs, and Wapnonn built to order or repaired. Repairs executed with despatch Farm Implements of all kinds made to order or repaired. Chaffcutting. 50 FARMERS.—My Chaffcutting Plant has been thoroughly renovated and put in complete order for tho present season, and I am now prepared to undertake all orders entrusted to mo. The plant has been placed in charge of Mr Nelson Lawrence, who csn be relied on to give his best services to the work. Prompt replies will bo giveu to communications addressed to ANGUS McDONALD, Woroboin. It contains everything •nJtoblc for gifts to man, child?13' °r PORSTER'S No. S$f.—Tht« High irade Sil*er-pUt«d Rajt...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
To Farmers! If You Want Anything* in y . •• the way qf . Complete Harvesters Chaffcutters Disc Cultivators Horsewerkv Disc Ploughs ■ Paring Ploughs Mfefows Engine Fittings Winrfowcr? Reclining Chairs Vehicles Orchard Implements Horseshoes Or General Repairs, CALL ON Cobram Foundry, Tel. No. 3. Station St., Cobram SEASOKT. Special Notice to Farmers, Grain Dealers, Agents, DALGETY & COMPANY LIMITED. Wool, Graia & Produce Brokers,. Melbourne, . ABM FAXP1BSD TO BBCZITS 00»8TONMBNTS OF - WHEAT, FLOUR, OATS, BARLEY, MAIZE, PEAS, And GRAIN of all denorlptionS) At tbeir Warehonaba, Newroarkot, for sale In the Melbourne Market, or for shipment to London. All Grain carefully marked on receipt into Store at Newmarket, and the identical bags and content» positively held until instructions to sell have boon received from owners. MO cartage on consignments by rail ) Quibell'a Shppp Dip Agents ( Kemp's Patent Sheep Branding Liquid for | "Wormn Specifico Sheep Drench ) Nobel's Glasg...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
The Orient Bakery. H. Anderson, BAKER. PASTRYCOOK AND CONFECTIONER, SANK STREET, COBRA}!, Respectfully solicits the favor of jour custom, aud guarantees that none but the Very Best Quality of Bread and Small Goods will be supplied. Weddings, Dances, and Picnic Parties Catered for. "HOT PIES OX SATURDAY NIGHTS. Carts visit all parts of the 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. LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES ON THE ENSUING CLIP OF WOOL For Sale hi Melbourne or Shipment to London. The Company act Strictly as Selling: Brokers. ADVANCES ON GRAIN. For Constipation, Biliousness, Bad Breath, Headache, Indigestion. Delightful Family Medicine