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Nine Hundred per Cent. Dividend. FORTUNES IN [?]OX BREEDING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 March 1914
Nine Hundred per Cent. Dividend. 4 FORTUNES IN I'OX BREEDING. Two million sterling ia tho esti mated value of the fox farming In dustry of Canada— an industry which of late years has increased In im portance and wealth to such an extent that people to-day uro as anxious to invest their money ht fox farms as they wore to specu Into in rubber shares two or threo years ago. And their eagerness to do so will be readily understood when mention is made of tho ex traordinary dividends which have been paid this year by fox-raising companies. I The latter have been chiefly estab lished in .Prince Edward Island, and among tho principal companies are the Uunbury, with a capital of £20,000, whose last declared divi dend u'as 320 per cent. ; Spring | 1'ark, with a capital of £18,000, I which paid a dividend of 45s. per ' cent., and 100 per cent. stock bonus; j the Prospect, which paid 1 LO per [cent., and a 200 per cent, stock ! bonus ; the Peerless, 000 per cent. ; f Tip, 9o per ccnt. ; -Murray...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 March 1914
Nervous Breakdown Mr, P. R, MILES, a well-known Interstate Traveller, REPRESENTING ONE OF THE , LARGEST COMMERCIAL FIRMS IN AUSTRALASIA, WRITES A REMARKABLE LETTER TO CLEMENTS TONIC LTD.. IN WHICH HE DRAWS THE PUBLIC ATTENTION TO HIS WONDERFUL RECOVERY TO HEALTH AFTER ALL MEDI* CINES FAILED HIM. MR. MILES EMPHATICALLY DECLARES HE CONSIDERS THIS TONIC THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHAT IT DID FOR HIM AND FOR HIS SYDNEY FRIEND WHO ADVISED HIM TO TAKE IT. AND WHOM IT CURED~"OF'RHEUMATISM AFTER HE HAD BEEN CON SIDERED INCURABLE. READ THIS LETTER-IT IS GOO'O READING FOR THOSE WHQ DESIRE TO REGAIN HEALTH. v Commercial Traveller*' Club. Moore St., Sydney, 3/4/13. CLEMENTS TONIC LTD., " For years I suffered from CHRONIC INDIGESTION and DEBILITY, and, as my profession is one involving very strenuous duties in the interests of one of the largest international firms represented in Australia, at times I found it very difficult, on account of Ill-health, to perform those duties, sa...
Lumbermen's Heroism. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 March 1914
Lumbermen's Heroism' A striking story of heroism has come to light at Waverley, Kew Zealand. A youth named Jerry Payne wns bush-felling 011 property beyond Waverley, when the tree on which he w'as at work kicked back, breaking Ins thigh in two places and also a couple of ribs, besides in flicting internal injuries. He lay unconscious /or a time, . but as soon as he rami? to, the plucky fellow crawled up the face of the hill to where nnother man, named Emslje, wns working. The latter immediately started off for help, and, after despatching a man for medical assistance, went back to Payne, accompanied by two other men. Relieving each other in turn, these three got the injured man to their hut, though it took them eight hours to do it. The weather at the time was very bad, but they improvised a stretcher, and again set out through the darkness, a howling wind, and torrents of rain, through ravines and over, almost indiscern ible bridle tracks. At last, at three o'clock fa the morning, ...
Presentation and Farewell Social to Mr and Mrs T. Mannix. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 26 March 1914
Presentation and Farewell Social to Mr and Mrs T. Mannix. There was a large and representa- tive attendance of ladies and gentle- men at the Cobram Mechanics Hall on Thursday evening, when Mr and Mrs Thos. Mannix, who are leaving the district, were tendered a farewell social by their district friends. Cr J. Ryan, president of the Tun- gamah Shire Council, presided, and at the outset read apologies from a number of gentlemen who were unable to be present but desired their best wishes conveyed to the guests. After the usual loyal toast of " The King " had been honored, The Chairman proposed the toast of " Our Guests," and at the outset complimented the promoters on the large and representative gathering. The large attendance was also a good tribute to the popularity of the guests and proved conclusively that they were leaving behind them a wide circle of true and steadfast friends. Mr Mannix has started farming in this district 35 years ago, and had suc- cessfully overcome the many tr...
Forty Shillings' Worth of Heroism. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
Forty Shillings' Worth of Heroism. T .lust fifty yours ago. on Decem ber *1, 1SGH, the Prince lightship signalled to Hainsgate Harbour that n vessel was lying on the Girdler Sands, mid burning tar-barrels as a signal of distress. Within half an hour a rockot leaping aloft froni the pier .showed that the lifeboat wus launched. ITer crew of twelve' bent to their -oars, and after a long and weary search -reached the vessel. Jt .was the • Fusilier, . a crowded, emigrant ship which had only left London the day before,, and now lay. at the mercy; (V vthe waves. : JSvcn the howling of tint tempest could not drown the shrieks of.the. affrighted women as the billows thun dered ugainst.her sides aiul swept her decks, and " even- the Uamsgutc life boatmen, Jiardy and hardened by fre quent* : service, admitted they had seldom seen u more, terrible sight. Two of the crew lashed * each wo man securely.with bowlines and low ered her into the lifeboat that bob bed up and down: like a cork on the re...
Giving an Elephanta Bath. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
| Giving an Elephanta Bath, j The elephant enjoys a balh in the streams nntl pools of his native habitat, but his lordly brother in captivity finds - no such fcomfort iu tho bath that from ti*ne to tirno is given him. . A trainer thus de scribes tho expensive operation : "It takes a week to carry. out the pro cess in every detail. Jt .requires tl»o services of threo men and costs JUGO. This treatment is necessary for a . show elephant and, if the animal is a valuable oikv the pro prietor of the show does- not : con sider the money wasted. ' Tho" lirst step consists of goingover* the i -immense body with the best soap procurable ; 1o0 pounds of soap are used, and the elephant's ears are especially attended- to. . \Shen r^.tho soaping and drying are; completed tl.»! elephant is well • sandpapered; and after that rubbed, all over, with tiie purest Indian oil until .the mouso-grey &lt; skin is supple and glis-; tening. This last finishing touch is j tho most expensive part tV th...
Ship Blown Up by Invisible Ray. SPARK WHICH FIRES EXPLOSIVES ON ENEMY'S WAUSHIPS AT 16 MILES RANUE. CHEAT BRITAIN HOLDS SECRET THAT KILLS WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
Ship Blown Up by In visible Ray. Sl'AltK WHICH ['IRES EXPLO SIVES ON ENEMY'S WAU SHIPS AT 1(5 MILES RANUE. CHEAT BRITAIN" HOLDS SECRET THAT KILLS WAR. (■real Ilritnin has acquired the secret of the invisible K-rny, by meuu.s of which battleships can be blown up from a distance of six teen -miles. Astonishing- success has attended experiments with this new forcc ut Portsmouth. Mined and anchored out at sea the obsolete cruiser Terpsichoro was mortally crippled by means of the ray. Has Signor Ulhi discovered tho terrible invisible forcc which will make war impossible V F-rays, the inventor claims, nro capable of blowing up ships at sea, or smashing Zeppelins in mid-air .at any distance, up to sixteen miles, tho electric wave taats being detonated by wireless spark«. It is this claim which was the ob ject of the experiments at Torts mouth by the experts of 11.M.S. Vernon Torpedo Schoo). Exactly what was done wo do not know, hut people on the' shores of Stokes Hay saw a. column of water...
In This Ring Alone Can be Found the Real Happiness in Life. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
In This Ring Alone Can be Found the Real Happiness in Life. No mailer how old you are, il is belter to bo marrieu ihtui to be single. No mutter how poof you are, if your health is good nuil your cour age, unbroken, it is bnl.ter to be Slur ried than to be single. 1 Inlf the failures in the world are due to lack of an incentive. Hundreds of thousands of .young men, jogging along in a (lull rut, could gut out of a rut if they had something to make them try. Look at the picture, and you will se&lt;» something that will make a man work, if there is nny work in him. A .small youngster, with wobbly legs, big, heavy head, putting his body out of balance* nnd small, »'nt hands, stretched out in perfect con fidence, will make a man succeed, make him work, give up nonsense, if there is anything worth while in him.
The Cobran Courier. ESTABLISHED 1888. THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1914. Local and General Items. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
'I'l'e (jfobnau} ^onnien, Ebtadlisusd 1S83. THURSDAY, APKR L>, 1PM. Local and Gonsi'al Items. Forthcoming Disr.uiTURE.—Owing to Mr W. V. Biikio having sold his farm at Buomanoomana and purchased another property at Walla, X.S.W., he, with Mrs H iikie and family, will shortly be leaving for their new home, and their approaching depirture is much regretted by tho residents. As one of the representatives for C Riding in the Berrigan Council Cr. Baikie gave a lot of his time to the service of ths ratepayers and in addition to working z_>a!ou«ly for their interests he very ably acquitted himself at the council table. Wo understand that he will tender his resignation at next Monday's meeting of the Council, and no doubt liis colleagues will receive same with due regret. It will then be necessary to hold an extraordinary election to fill tho vacancy, and next week we may be able to announce thu names of aspirants, among whom we have already been informed that Mr S. H. Scott is one. C...
CONVICTS HAHNKSSED TO A PLOUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
CONVICTS HAHNKSSKI) TO A PLOUGH. Scottish convicts at the peniten tiary at Perth arc harnessed t/> a plough instead of horses. The farm attached to the prison can lie scon fiom the road, and it is said that the convicts resent the public gazi'U :.t them while they are compelled to Jo such work. A correspondent who interview! an u/licial at the large pnnoii Glasgow was informed, however, that the prisoners are fond of thr oppor tunity of having open-air work, and so fourteen or fifteen convicts are at tached to each plough ; there is no charge of overwork. They arc H3en at work by the public at the Glasgow centre, said the olliciul, and rather like seeing the people than otherwise. vNo one is allowed to take snapshots of the priBonera at work.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
Commonwealth JigfoBanfe of Hustvalia HEAD OFFIOE SYDNEY Ala Bank Ii op«n for *11 clasies of QENERAL BANKING BUSINESS at EQUITABLE BUILDING, OOLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE Abo At Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, I'urth, llobart, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Torrnsvillc, and London. Gable remittances aiade to, and drafts drawn on foreign plicei direct. Foreljrn bill* negotiated And ooltceted. Letters of credit Uiued to any part of the world. Dilli negotiated or forwanlud for collection. Banklnx and Exchini;e Ruiinoa of every description trvisacied within tho Common wealth, United Kingdom and abroad. Current accounts opened. Iiit«rtit paid oil Dxed depojlu. Advances made agaiuit approved securities. SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Victoria* Oontral Offleot JIT COLLINS •THKKT, MILMURNC. Bl%noh*» in the above cities and 2,000 Agonoloa at Tost Ottices throughout the Commonwealth. Deposit* from 1 /- to £300. Intarott At 3X por annum* Dopooltt or Withdrawals may be made at any branch or Agency within the Commonwea...
ROMANCE OF SCIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
ROMANCE OF SCIENCE, j Dr. Alfred Uussel Wallace, who has passed away in bis nln©ty-iir»t MMir, wfl» the Inst survivor of tho brilliant band of .scientists whose' labours .stamped the diameter of the nineteenth century. Ju spile of his literary industry, which milled from Socialism to Spiritualism, from theories of soeial reconstruc tion to theories of the universe uhirh came perilously near to sanc tioning the geocentric beliefs that cabined and confined the mediaeval mind, Dr. Wallace belonged, by vir tue of his contribution-to the doc* irine of evolution, to the last cen tury ralher than to this. Mis title to share with Darwin the glory and p-nown of the most distinctive urhin\ eineut of modern times is in disputable, even if it be conceded that Darwin's laborious inductions would have carried conviction and revolutionised scientific thought if Wallace had never been visited by the llash of intuition which in an instant resolved his difficulties ;•»#! questionings in nn all-suHici...
Mottoes on Doors. SOME REMARKABLE EXAMPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
Mottoes on Doors. » SOME REMARKABLE EXAMPLES.. From a collection of mottoes in ' scribed on the doors of the dwell ings of famous men, published In tho "New York Tribune,"- we tako the following :— Jock London looks back with something of tho prldo that opes humility to his youthful experiences as a tramp. Nevertheless, those experiences have not taught him hos pitality to tho mosses. On tho front door of bis homo in California this legond greets tho wayfarer, "No admission Except on Business. No Business Transacted Here." Tho baclc door la equally forbid ding. "Please," so runs tho sign, "Do Not Enter Without Knocking. Pleaso Bo Not Knock." There Is a Fronch proverb which says, "By reason of a punctuation mnrk Jlartln lost his donkey." And thereby hangs a tale :— Over the Abbey of Aslnello, in Italy (as nello, it may bo further explained, is a diminutive, meaning a little ass) thero once presided a liberal-minded monk who caused these1 verses, to be inscribod over tho outsldo door ...
CINEMATOGRAPH TRICKS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
CINEMATOGRAPH TRICKS. How cinema thrills arc produced was demonstrated at Farnboro'i^h, Aldershot, recently by a number ot London actors who played a drama on the flying-ground. An actor dressed as a pilot, was posed in a Brequct biplane. The pro peller was started, but the machine remained on the ground. As the photographs were being taken men of the Royal Flying Corps, hidden from the view of the camera,- made the machine rock as if in full flight. Oc casionally bombs were dropped.by the pilot, who, with a very det'rminrd look, Bhook his fist at'tho enemy be neath. A machine gun was also poised ready for action. As the biplane /'stopped," &lt;h^ other actors, dressed as generals and staff officers, greeted .the daring air man who had bo fearlessly recon noitred the enemy's country.
Sound Advice. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
Sound Advice. The Muddleton footballers were re turning home after having defeated their opi onents, and consequently several of them had a surfeit of spirits. As the train drew up at a small station one of the parly who appear ed to bo more foolish even than the others, and who was sucking a tivo-for-a-penny cigar, popped his j head out of the carriage window and addressed an elderly man who was leading a donkey. I " Ow nuich'll yor take for the moke, guv'nor 7" Tho answer staggered the youth and convulsed those within hearing distance. I ''You've enough to do to keep ' yourself, lad, without buying an- j other, so draw in your head, and : mind your ears against tho sides o' | the window." A keen-eyed but obviously poor ly-educatcd settler in a colony in its pioneer stage took his over grown son to a country school. "This 'ere boy's nrter laming," ho said to tho schoolmaster. " What's ycr bill o' fare V" "Our curriculum, sir," replied tho schoolmaster, "embraces geography, physiolo...
CONCAVE CINEMA SCREEN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
CONCAVE CINEMA SCREEN. Eliminating false perspective a"d making every portion of the picture equally distant from the projcctin: light, a Chicago inventor has patent | cd and placed on the market a con cave screen for which much is claim ed. The screen is a segment of a [sphere, the lens of the projectin; ap paratus being at the focal point of the screen, and as a result all 'h" rays of light strike the surface ar, the same angle, and arc reflected to the spectators without distortion. Another virtue claimed for the con cave screen is that it improves > he acoustic properties of the hall, ft theatre, in which it is- used. As sound waves arc projected an 1 re flected in the same manner, the- c >n cave screen reflects the music of tin4 orchestra and songs to all parts of the theatre, avoiding a very common fault.
A Spring for Bird-cages. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
A Spring for Bird-cages. Illustrated herewith Is a cago spring f» r bird cages which many thoughtful owners of birds now fix on the cord suspending the cage. It is a coil spring and connects the top of the cage with the cord. This is a most commendable prac tice, and undoubtedly makes the life of the bird brighter. Every time the little creature hops about on its perch the cage swings slightly up and down, and resembles the move ment of its natural house—the tree.
Channel Tunnel Cost. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
Channel Tunnel Cost. ♦ I "Trains could be running through I the Channel Tunnel by about Christ- j mas, l'.tUO," said Mr. Arthur Fell in a lecture at the Hoyal Society of Arts. Engineers now consider that the tunnels could be completed at a cost estimated at £10,000,000 to be raised over about six or eight years, one-half to be found by Kngland, one-half by France. Tho £8,000,000 to be raised by England would probably be in £1,000,000 of debentures and £-1,000,000 of shares. If the same fares which arc now charged by the steamers were char god by the tunnel company," ho added, "the shares should pay very largo dividends."
(Copyright.) THE Riverside-House Mystery. A Story of Love, Intrigue and Intense Dramatic Action, INTRODUCTION: [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
(Copyright.) THE Riverside-House Mystery. . —:—• A Story of Love, Intrigue and Intense Dramatic Action, By BARBARA KENT. INTRODUCTION : The story opens in New York. Clyde Hastings and Sidney Rnritan aro rivals for the hand of a beauti ful young widow, Yida Hetherford, who has, upon the death of her hus band taken to the stage, and has enjoyed phenomenal success. Vida lletherford is passionately fond of Knritnn, nna gcnU.r &lt;i&lt;wii»ne Hast ings attentions, with the result that the latter has determined to work the utter ruin of his haled rival.' Karitan has also been unfortunate enough to have incurred the ill-will of another wealthy and vindictive enemy in a mysterious recluse who, with an old negro servant has sud denly taken possession of Jiivcrsidc House. Riverside House, is a weird, lonely, and deserted habitation by the river. It is given a wide berth by travellers owing to the legends of a secret murder that had oc curred within its walls 20 years be fore.<...
On Ships' Bows. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
On Ships' Bows. A puzzling signal that has aroused the curiosity of many people is to be found on the hows of vessels. Near the water-lino you will notice a number of Roman figures one on top of the other. These stnrt from j the keel, a foot apart, and are num- ' bored consecutively. The usefulness of this precaution can bo seen at once, as the ship's master has only to glance at the figuro on a level with the water nnd ho knows at onco the depth of tho ship below water-lino.