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TYRE CHAINS AND SKIDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
TYRE CHAINS AND SKIDS. The majority of automobile owners fit chains to the rear wheels only, and appear to consider this ample insurance against accidents from skidding, but this practice is a doubtful economy, for, although the rear wheels, thus armed, may hold the road fairly well, the really bad accidents too often result from the inability of the driver to control the course of his machine. Any old bicycle rider knows that he can retain control of his machine and maintain his bal- &nbsp; ance when the rear wheel skids badly as long as the front wheel holds its grip on the road, but that he becomes helpless whenever the front wheel slides. The same conditions are true in the case of the automobile, but in an exaggerated degree, for its weight and the average speed both tend to make the grip of the front wheels on the road precarious, and a skidding front wheel is not much different from a broken steering gear in the possi- . bilities of disaster. Recognising these facts, ...
NEW WEIGHING DEVICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
NEW WEIGHING DEVICE The use of a fine gold or platinum chain in place of the usual milligram weights and beam riders is claimed to reduce the time of weighings by the new analytical balance of Christian Becker, or New York, to one-fourth of that hitherto necessary. The chain is suspended at one end from an adjust- able screw in the balance beam, and the other end is attached to a block sliding vertically on a flat rod. Gradua- tions on the rod and the block give direct readings in milligrams and tenths. A thumbscrew in the rear of the balance case move's the blocks up &nbsp; or down through the action of bevel gears and a vertical spiral drive, and this lengthens or shortens the part of the chain hanging from the beam, thus changing the weight on one side of &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; the beam. The weighing can be done with the case of the balance closed and without bringing the pans to rest. An average balance gives a range from one- &nbsp; tenth m...
SOLDERING BY ELECTRICITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
SOLDERING BY ELECTRICITY An electric soldering iron of radically new design has recently made its ap- pearance on the American market. In- &nbsp; stead of employing the usual form of electric heating unit to heat the solder- ing iron, two carbon or carborundum high-resistance points are mounted a fraction of an inch apart, and so placed that the article to be soldered is bridged across them. The two points become incandescent, and apply their heat at the spot desired. Whereas it requires from eight to twenty minutes to heat the usual form of electric iron, the new soldering device is instantly ready for use. It consumes current only during actual use, and eliminates all losses of heat through conduction and radiation incidental to the usual irons in which a large mass of metal must be heated.
EDISON ON GAS BOMBS AND WORSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
EDISON ON GAS BOMBS AND WORSE. A writer who visited Edison lately, asked him whether he couldn't invent something deadlier than a gas bomb. 'Yes, I could,' was the prompt reply, 'but I can't get myself to work on such stuff. I don't want to destroy life. I want to make the world a bet- ter place to live in. 'But if our country were attacked?' insisted the interviewer. The kindliness of the blue eyes gave way to the grim expression of the jaw. 'I know of worse things than poison gas,' he said slowly. 'War is bad enough as it is, without my help- ing to make it worse. Only in case my country were attacked would I devote myself to such work; but, if we were &nbsp; attacked, I would make war worse than it ever has been before.' &nbsp; &nbsp;
GOLDEN HINTS FOR THE COMPLEXION. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
GOLDEN HINTS FOR THE COM- PLEXION. A good, complexion is a great beauti- fier, and women can do much to create this beauty for themselves by giving daily attention to the skin and being careful in their diet. A daily 'dose' of massage for the face is invaluable as a complexion &nbsp; beautifier, as carefully done this simple treatment stimulates the circulation and tends to remove the dull, pasty &nbsp; colour that is so unattractive a feature of the complexions of not a few women &nbsp; who neglect the little niceties of the toilet, and declare they have no time to give to their complexions. As the health of the skin depends upon the care given to it, obviously it is no waste of time to devote a few minutes daily to the care of the com- plexion. First, the skin should be cleaned by an application of cold cream and hot water, and if it is inclined to be inac- tive, a complexion brush should be used. Some skins require soap, while others find its use too irrit...
EVENTIDE. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
EVENTIDE. Southward we sailed at eventide, Over, Loch Linnhe's dark waters green My lady fair sat by my side, The fairest flower that e'er was seen. Trees and rivers, islands and rocks, Hills and the sea were everywhere; More lovely than these my lady's locks, And brighter the hue of her sunny hair. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Over the hills the setting sun Paints with crimson and gold the skies; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; More beautiful far are my lady's cheeks, &nbsp; And brighter the light in her tender eyes. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The moon, night's queen, comes calm and serene, And glitters the sea in the moon- beams' light; &nbsp; But sweeter, to me is my own fair queen, The light of my life. My love, good- night. &nbsp; A.A. &nbsp; &nbsp; &n...
YOUNG HOUSEKEEPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
YOUNG HOUSEKEEPERS. A great deal of unintentional ex- travagance goes on in many a home &nbsp; where economy is supposed to be prac- tised, through carelessness and want of proper training. The young house mistress knows nothing about cooking, and is, perhaps, but a poor house- &nbsp; keeper, and therefore is glad to leave to the cook the ordering in of the daily dinner and stores, forgetting &nbsp; that the average oook-general is not trained, but learns as she can, and is not invariably distinguished for econo- mical ways. Many housewives would be glad to economize, but they are ignorant of how to go about it. To cut down per- sonal luxuries is a simple matter, but to endeavour to cut down household expenses when apparently no extrava- gance exists and the fault lies in care- less habits, is another thing altogether, for it is not always easy for those in fault to detect their little weaknesses. It would be a very good thing if all girls who are engaged wou...
POETRY CHEERFULLY SMILE. (The following verses are sent by a reader in Moscow, Russia). [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
POETRY CHEERFULLY SMILE. (The following verses are sent by a reader in Moscow, Russia). Your heart is like breaking, I know, dear, With the misery of to-day; But still you must laugh and be cheer- ful, dear, Though your dear one is far away! There are many yet besides you, dear, Who told their loved ones 'Go!' When their country had needed their help, dear, They sent them to fight the foe! &nbsp; You must do it for all the rest, dear, For all those other ones, Who are waiting and praying as well, dear, &nbsp; For husbands and brothers and sons! You could cheer them up with a smile, dear, And you would be well repaid If you could but look in their hearts, dear, Where its brightness would never fade. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; And then you'll have done your best, dear; Many others will follow you! The good Lord Jesus will see, dear, And He will carry you through! &nbsp; &nbsp; Lucy Hay.
Pudding Without Eggs. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
Pudding Without Eggs. Ingredients: — 1lb. of flour, 2lbs. of breadcrumbs, 1lb. each of suet, cur- &nbsp; rants, sultanas, and sugar, 2lbs. of stoned raisins, 1/2lb. of mixed candied peel, 1 teaspoonful each of mixed spice &nbsp; and ground ginger, 2lbs. of apples, 2 ozs. of almonds, and one breakfast- cupful of golden syrup. Mix all dry ingredients well together, chop the &nbsp; apples finely, blanch and chop the almonds and add, lastly, the golden syrup. Beat all well together and put the mixture into well-buttered pudding basins and steam it for eight or ten hours. &nbsp; &nbsp;
Items of Interest. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
Items of Interest The heart whose softness harmonised the whole, Praise may puff up a shallow nature, but it always brings something of &nbsp; humility to a deep one. &nbsp; But oh! that eye was in itself a soul. A friend who is both intelligent and well affected is the most valuable of all possessions. There is one quality that all men have in common with the angels &nbsp; blessed opportunities of exercising, if they will — mercy. — Dickens. &nbsp; Beautiful eyes are always a great at- traction in a woman. Byron,wrote: — &nbsp; The light of love, the purity of grace, The mind, the music breathing from her face, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Every rightly-constituted mind ought to rejoice not so much in knowing any- thing clearly as in feeling that there is infinitely more which it cannot know. - Ruskin. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refresh- ing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarat- &nbsp; ing; there is really no such th...
INTERESTING WAR NOTES BIG MUNITION WORKS. Where Millions of Shells Are Made. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
INTERESTING WAR NOTES BIG MUNITION WORKS. Where Millions of Shells Are Made. As Minister of Munitions, Mr. Lloyd George is the greatest employer of labour in the world. He controls 1,679 munition factories, employing a million workpeople. The whole kingdom is mapped out in eleven munition areas, seven in Eng- land and Wales, two in Scotland, and two in Ireland. The areas are sub- divided into a varying number of dis- tricts, and each district has a locial board of management, acting under the Ministry of Munitions. The boards of management have dras- &nbsp; tic powers for taking the lathes, en- gineering equipment, and factories in their areas. At the Ministry of Muni- tions is an official for each local area. At one factory in Birmingham 7,000,000 rifle cartridges are turned out every week. Of the 7,000 employees at the factory, over 4,000 are women, each earning from 30s. to £3, and even more, a week. In the Leeds area there was not a single munition factory at the begin n...
Pudding With Prunes. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
Pudding With Prunes. Ingredients: — ½ pint of prunes, ½ lb. of currants, ½ lb. of flour, 3ozs. of suet, 2ozs. of mixed peel, ½ teaspoonful each of spice and carbonate of soda, 1 egg, a pinch of salt, a little milk. Stone and chop the prunes, after scalding and drying them, and mix all the dry in- &nbsp; gredients together. Dissolve the soda in warm milk, beat the egg, and add to the mixture. Then beat all till blended, pour into greased moulds, &nbsp; filling two-thirds up, and boil for five hours. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
Tobacco Fund. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
Tobacos Fund. The Sydney Chamber of Com- merce has decided to support a &nbsp; movement which has been initiated by the Overseas Club, to supply gifts of tobacco and cigarettes to troops on active service. The men &nbsp; appreciate the gifts of tobacco and &nbsp; cigarettes more than any other &nbsp; content. To supply even the A.I.F. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; on active service requires some- thing like £15oo a day on a very moderate estimate.
METHODIST [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
METHODIST &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Branxton — 11 a.m. Mr. Brettle &nbsp; 7.30 p. m. Mr N. C0llard &nbsp; &nbsp; Greta — 11 a.m. Mr. Smith &nbsp; &nbsp; 7.30 p. m. Mr. Kn0wles &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Lochinvar -7.30 Mr. Smith &nbsp; &nbsp; Orlinda - 11 a.m. Mr. Ford Elderslie - 2.30 Mr. Brettle Ladies Church Aid on Thursday March 9.
The Weather. [Newspaper Article] — The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder — 4 March 1916
The Weather, A very heavy hail storm swept over Branxton on Thursday about 3 o'clock. Heavy clouds began to bank up about 2 o'clock giving the &nbsp; sky a very peculiar appearance. About an hour after hail began to fall and continued for about half an hour. The hail was the largest &nbsp; seen locally for a long time, a good many houses having the windows smashed and in some places it pierc- ed the galvanised iron on the houses besides doing a lot of damage to the fruit crop. The hail was as large &nbsp; as hen eggs and caused a terrific din on the galvanised roofs while it lasted. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;