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A Shark Detective. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
A Shark Detective. In 17W, the brig "Nancy " was captured by a Tttitis>U warship as n suspected sUwop. Her release, however, by the j»rj»e comt at Ja maica, whither ,sh« hurl- been brought for trial, seemod inovi« able, owing to the absence of incriminatory do cuments. C'uriouUy chough/ RJ»on I afterwards the ofliecrs of the "Aber ] i^avcnny " hooked a shark . in th« ( neighbourhood. When it was opened, it was found to contain a bundle of papers relative to the "Nancy." These were preserved in ignorance of the capture of tho brig, and even tually led to her condemnation. Thus the shark served as a detec tive. These interesting documents are said to have been Etoreci-ltv.the museum at Jamaica, and perUh&d hi the great earthquake there a' f«w yearB ago ; but the head of Xbm shark is still on view at the Uc*j*l United Service IcstiiaUatu
DERELICT, AHOY! THE PERILS AND DANGERS OF THE ABANDONED HULL. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
DERELICT, AHOY I „ THE PERILS AND DANGERS OK THE ABANDONED HULL,. The dismasted, battered hulk of a I derelict, floating fio low in the water as to bo almost level with i the waves, is, of course, a very great danger to navigation, espe daily in foggy weather. The majority of derelicts are sail ing-ships laden with timber. They iuuy have been dismasted and ren dered absolutely helpless in storms, partly demolished by fire, by col lision with an iceberg, or by the mere force of the waves themsel ves. The crew, unable to make their ship seaworthy, may • have abandoned her in the boats, or havi? Leon rescued by soino passing vessel ; but, whatever their fate, their forsaken ship, if laden with wood, remains practically unsink able nnd is driven hither and thi ther over the ocean, at the mercy of the winds and currents. Jn course of time the swelling of the wood cargo mnv burst the huU asunder ; but until this happens, or until the vessel is driven ashore and broken into matchwood again...
Sport for the Million. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Sport for tKe Million. A lioness broke loose from her j cage in a ioeal menagerie in JJrus- i sels, ami ran through the streets j in which were many children re turning from school. Though one j would have thought it would have picked up one of these youngsters with the greatest ease, vet it turn ed on a horse which had been left by its flying master standing by the kerb. This the lioness speedily killed. Then, probably being a good deal worried and frightened by the .shrieks and cries of the people, it entered an open door in a pri vate house. The inhabitants /led upstairs, taking refuge on the roof, I and the lioness went into the kit chen. The police arrive! nml tried to shoot the beast, but, being un able to get h fair sight of it, they failed. Meanwhile, the lioness ranged through the house, d«v»tro>-[ ing all the furniture. Vinafly, si 1 cage with u lion inside was brought j before the house, the door was open ed, (he lioness entered it, and so was again secured, much to th...
Trapping Criminals Through their Pores. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Trapping Criminals Through their Pores. I Medical attention has ueen recently directed to ''poroscopy," o method j &lt;»»* criminul and statistical registra-1 lion of mankind which will no doubt nt once be (lie source of 11 now crop of detective stories. IV. Locard, of Lyons, lYnnc.e, stands .sponsor for tho new di.spei sotion, nnd his brief is held f«»r the new scheme of measurements bcccusc he 1 is personally convinced that it is the equal—nnd much CMSier of ap plication—of the finder print mothod of KnrI Pearson nnd M. Bertillon. Dr. domes D. ^cott describes poroscopy as the science of tho study nnd tabulation of the open ings, orifices, and canal* of the sweat ducts of the finger pulp, instead of the lines and ridges in the finger print. Finding a meta phor, he Buys the holes in trousers cannot altogether be considered without reference to the slender re mains of the cloth, but the sweat opening^ in the fingers can be re corded with no regard to the finger prints. The sw...
Telephonic Information. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
^ Telephonic Information. Telephone Charges for ceaTersationa be* twees COBHAM and the undermentioned Firafc dit 8 lain. mln, )/. ... A9d 2d ...*2d 1 « ... 9d 8d ... 6d 1/.. ... 9d 8d ... Od uu ... an 8d ... Gd 2d ... 2d Od ... 4d fid ... Od 4d ... 3d 8d ... Od 8d ... Od 2d ... 2d 2d ... 2d 8d ... Od 8d .. Od 4d ... 3d 4d ... 3d 2d ... 2d 1/. ... 9d Calls between subscribers • belonging to Cobram Kxohange nro cbar^od for at th ate of 2 calls a ponnj. Modicnl practitioners connected with tolo phono exchange?,nt which u dnr service only is proTidcd, uiay have their telephone lines connected during the night with Mubserhers to tho'aame exchange in anticipation of an urgentcall being made for medical attendance during the time such exchanges aro closed. No additional charge shall be tnudo for such connexions, aud no responsibility shall be incurred by the Department in the event of any failure to make the desired connexions. plaees — Ardtnona Barooea Bonalia Berrigan Corowa Cosgrote Dem...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
NURSES USE THEY DECLARH IT TO BE THE ONE MEDICINE THAT GIVES NEW VITALITY AND LIVE. CLEMENTS TONIC LTD. "As a nurse I bare seen Clements Tonic do so much good amongst .my patients, it is my datjr to state fete facts. I hare prescribed it often and in every case it soothes the patient, it gives refreshing sleep, creates a desire for food, and IT HELPS THE FOOD TO DIGEST. The patients become bright and cheerful after its use. As a health restorer 1 say Clements Tonic HAS NO EQUAL.. , (Signed) NURSE UNNDEBERG." The Rev. J. HOSKING, D.D., Minis V> Icr of the Congregational Million Church, Fittroy, Melbourne, writes:— "I inffered from Nerroti Prostra tion, Insomnia, and Nerroot Head. On* bottle o! CLEMENTS TGN'C put at right, and was worth ^ 3U wcijbt in gold." t it. I( is only another name for health. It keeps disease always ! rapidly relieves Nervous Troub.es, y, . ivcr anrt'Sromach uilments,— ALL CH -vniSTS. AND STORES. etuis this aommar Old Straw or Panama can ba quickly sad eaail...
How Gamblers Cheat. SOME TRICKS OF SHARPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
How Gamblers Cheat. SOME TRICKS OF SHARPERS. Wherever you find the gambler, there, also, will be the sharper al ways be, fiiul below are given a few of the common devices em ployed by him. A coin which Is frequently Ti*:ed for the purpose of cheating at spin ning coins is an ordinary penny filed round the edgo so that the rim is at a slight angle. This coin possesses the additional advan tage of being able to be safely handled by the dupe, for the angb is so very slight that it cannot be detected by anyono not in the sc* secret. It will be obvious that when .such a coin is spun upon its edge it will always fall on one . side—viz., the side whose edge pre sents the smallest circumference. The popular card Ram** callfvi " Banker" in the hands of n shar per readily lends itself to trickery. The usual method of cheating «at this game is to use a prepared pack, technically known as "longs and shorts," which is easily pre pared from an ordinary pack by merely sand-papering down the wide e...
Strange Living Jewels. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Strange Living Jewels. I 1 To increase the splendour of their toilettes, ' Creole beauties make us« of tho Cucuyos, a largo species i>l firefly, found in tho tropical forests of South America. Strange jewels ! which must bo fed, which must b* bathed twice a day, and must be incessantly taken caro of to pre vent them from dying. The Indians catch these insects by balancing hot coals in the air, at tho end of a stick, to attract them, which proves that tho light which these insects diffuse is to at' tract. Once in the hands of tho women, the Cucuyous are shut up In little cages of very lino wire, and fed on fragments of sugar-cane. When the Mexican ladies wish to adorn thorn* selves with these living diamonds, they placo them in littlo bags of light tulle, which they arrange with taste on their skirts. There is another way of mounting tho Cucuyos. They pass a pin, without hurting them, under the thorax, and stick this pin in their hair. The refinement of elegunc* consists in combin...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Commonwealth Bank or Bustralfa HEAD OPNOS SYDNEY Ate Bart !• ey» for «U oImm of QKNKRAL BANKING BUSINESS »fc EQUITABLE BUILDING, OOLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE ASao at fljrdaej, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Driebane, Roekharnpton, Townivilie, and London. GftbU tamittancH m»de to, and drafta drawn oo foreign phcn dircot. Foreign bllli negotiated and oolleotad. Latteri ot credit leeued to any pare ot the world. BQh negotiated or torfrardad for MttaoUon. Banking and Ecohanfa Bmioe* of evar/ deaeription traotMted within the Common* waaJtb, United Kingdom and abroad. Odrraat acoounta opened, interact paid oq fixed depoeiu. 44wom made affalnil approrad aecttrttlea. , SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT VtetorlAfl Ootttrml OfVloai *17 COLUMft STRUT, MILBOUftNE. ImAm lo the abora citiai and 2tOOO Aftnoiei ai Poet OfBoee throughout the Commonwealth. Pipoilti from l/« to £SOO. Intorott at 3% par annum. PtfHlti op Withdrawal* ma? b« nude at any Branch or Afancj within the Commonwealth JAMB EELL DuJtJ Oor...
JAPANESE ENTERTAINMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
.JAPANESE ICXTEUTAtKJ'ENTS Stage management in Japan is somewhat eccentric. When an actor is killed during the play a man in black rushes on and holds a largo clonk before the supposed corpse, who rises and runs off the stage. The scenes are never shifted, but the whole stage revolves upon wheels : while between the acts the children amonir the audience rush be hind the curtain and play until the drum heats for another act. The performance begins at 1.0 a.m., and the audience provision themselves for twenty-four hours, curling them selves up on mats and smoking the whole time. The lead keel of the Vanderbilt de fender of the America-Cup, weighing 124,0001b., has-been cast at Brli-. tol, Rhode Island, U.S.A. / Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain is * descendant of one of tho Pilgrim. Father#.
SOME GOOD RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
SOME GOOD RECIPES. You need never be at a loss for a perfect sweet coursc so long as currants are available. A special feature in every well-organised household is a knowledge of cur rant cookery. It has many advan tages. Kirst, the regular use of currants is. conducive to health— that is all important ; second, it is j very economical ; and lust, but not I least, the flavour of a dish that contains currants is always attrac tive. : A larder with a reserve of currants is "always .well stocked. Alwuys have them handy. The fol-I lowing recipes have been specially prepared by a leading expert in I domestic cookcry.
DAINTY DOILY, [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
DAINTY DOILY, This pretty doily has n centre of fine linen. Tlie medallions are made of Battenberg braid, the cen tre of each being* a ring", which can be bought rendy-made. The medallions are caught to gether with a thread or'two of the linen used, in working the designs, and fastened to the scalloped edgo of the doily with " spider threads " and webs, as shown in the illustra tion.
PUFF PASTE FOR MINCE PIES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
PUFF PASTE FOR MINCE PIES. Wash well, half a pound of butter, working it with the hands so as to extract nil tho salt and butter-milk. This will help to make the pastry more delicate. When well washed divide it into two cakes, and drop them , into a basin of eoM water. Fill a pint measure with dry flour, put it into a basin, adding halt a tcaspoon/ul each of salt ami castor sugar. Take one of the pieces of butter, wipe it, and with tho bands I work it into the flour. When this j is dono take a knife and stir in enough- cold water (about half a ;cnpful should bo sufficient) to bring tho paste to the proper consistency, and work it up with the knife into the shape of a ball. Dust the pasteboard over with Hour, turn tho paste out on to it without touch ing, and roll out quickly and light ly, taking care not to break the pastry. When it is about a quarter of an inch in thickness tako the rest of tho butter, wipe it, and cut it into dice, and sprinkle them all over the surfaco of the pas...
CURRANT SODA SAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
CURRANT SODA SAKE. lib. flour, 21b. currants, -Jib. brown or moist sugar, £lb. butter, 2 eggs, 2 tonspoonfuls treacle, 1 teaspoortful bi-carbonatc of soda, pint milk. Method.—Mix the flour and soda, rub in the butter, add sugar'and currants, then the treacle, milk and beaten eggs. Beat all Well together, fill in two well-buttered cake moulds, and bake in a moderately hot oven for about hours.
Where Sound Cannot be Heard. A MYSTERY OF THE SEA. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Where Sound Cannot be Heard. A MYSTERY OF TEI13 SEA. It is a singular and somewhat disturbing fact that there frequently exists at sea, in the area covered by a fog, what might be described as a zone of silence ; that is, a belt of space in which sound cannot bo heard. It is the only thing of all others most dreaded by mariners. There may bo danger ahead—say, a deadly rock lying right in the vessel's course. The light that marks it, whether from lighthouse or light ship, is blanketed by the fog, but the crew at least expect to hear Iho warning blast of the foghorn. No such blast reaches them. The sound is completely lost in the silence zone, and the first intimation they have of the danger is when the ves sel crashes on the rock. To this cause undoubtedly may be attributed some of the great disas ters at sea which have puzzled many shore people. There was the case of the Stella, for instance, which ran full tilt on the Casquut llocks, off Alderney. The Stella was a railway steamer, ...
Saw Napoleon's Retreat. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
I Saw Napoleon's Retreat. 1 JL In th© district of Mosoritz a wo man who can prove by official papers that she was ono hundred and twenty years old on October 15th has been found by the "Frank furter Jioitung." She Is believed to be the only person in Germany who saw Napoleon's army marching on Moscow. Afterwards sho saw thy Russian Cossacks chase the French soldiers back across the j frontier. Tho woman's name is Hedwig Stavne. Sho was born at Pleschen, on the Russian frontier, October loth, 1703, being tho daughter of an innkcepor. Sho remembers well seeing Jerome's right wing of tho Grand Ariny pass her father's door. Tho troops be haved u'ell, sho ssys, but "the beg gars wouldn't cat black bread," and her mother had to kill geeso and chickens for them. The Cos sacks, on the other hand, are a ter rible memory for her. Sho says that her father fled with all his cattle into a neighbouring forest to escape tho Cossacks, and for days sho carried food to him.
THE QUEST FOR OIL. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
THE QUEST FOR OIL. The Government ol South Austra lia in to be congratulated on having Becured the services of Dr. Arthur Wade, to report on the probability of petroleum being present in payable quantities in the State. . I I)n Wade's report as to the rich oil fields which exist in New Guinea is likely to greatly aid the work of settlement which -is proceeding there. The oil wells are described as toeing like those of Borneo and Burmah— .that is, surface springs, which are 'much' more easily utilised than the deep-seated reservoirs of the Cauca- j sus and of Texas. | Many hopes have been nourished as to the presence o( oil fields in South j Australia, at Kangaroo Island, on the West Coast, and along the Coorong. | The black bituminous substance is' •believed by many to be a natural j residuum of petroleum after it has been exposed to the action of air anil1 water ; but so far no one has ueen' successful in tracing it to its source. J i A bonus of £5,000 has lately been j offered by ...
THE PORT OF BRISTOL. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
THE PORT OF BRISTOL. Bristol, in her -choice of delegates, has shown great'' perspicacity. Mr. H. L. RoseJy -(president of the So ciety of 13ri5toiiaus, in London), and Mr. Lewis (commercial siiperinten ■icnt of the Port1 of Bristol), lately delivered instructive and enthusiastic ;ddresses to an Adelaide audience, in .•hich the advantages of their native :ity were proved beyond doubt. -Tiieir mission comes at a happy, ime—for the question, decentralisa .ion and using' the outports ig occu pying much attention at present in Vustralia, and it is likely to be >rought up for discussion at the con i'rence of State Premiers. | Kor yearn, the old city of IBristol has held aa important position: in the commercial and shipping world, and last year saw an increase of 25 per cent in the total tonnage entering its docks. The accommodation for vessels has advanced with the in creased trade, the latest improvement being the Royal Edward Dock which cost the city considerably over three j millio...
DOMINIONS HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
DOMINIONS' I-IOTJSK. , While in Australia, Karl Urey has | jet-n urglnir the claims of h'B scheme or the establishment of a Dominions J louse in London. [ Mr. Cook recognises the favourable points of tli!- idea, but thinks that ns rh» new ('oinmonwealth Buildings in London are now in course of crcction ;t is unlikely that any action in the matter will be taken by Australia.
CHANCE FOR INVENTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
CHANCE •FOK-I.S'VEXTIONS; There is a prize awaiting Uie in ventor who can suggest to I ho lead ing omnibus companv of I.ondon a method of making the 'bus top com fortable in 'all weathers.; At present, when it rains or-freezes •'.there is- " struggle for the inside, ant! the courteous man gives place to a wo man and goes-outside—where his. only comfort is tobacco; Jn hot weather the struggle is for the out side, and the same courteous man re signs his seat and his tobacco and rides inside. Now, the problem is to equalise the comfort., and avoid both the contest and the resigna tion. Though hundreds of sugges tions reach the engineering depart ment every day. remarks the ''West minster Gazette," no one seems .vet to have hit on a simple method of enabling us to be inside and outside at the same time: In a small country church, nut lontf since, a little child •/ was brought forward for baptism, . The voting minister, taking the little one in his arms, npoke as follows ' "Beloved heare...