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DIDN'T NEED A PAIR. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
DIDN'T NEED A PAIR. ? She was riohly aud rather strikingly dressed, and wore diamonds without number. She looked over the assortment of shoes that the assistant took down for her, aud finally picked out a dainty little patunt-leather affair and said— ' This is veiy pretty.' ' A beautiful shoe!' exclaimed the salesman, ' but it's — ah — it's — a trifle small.' 'Oh, I'm not going to wear it,'' sho explained. ' But I rather like it. Would you sell me one ? ' . ' One shoe ? ''? ' Yes. I need only one, and it seems like a waste to buy a pair.' ' Well, we don't usually do business that way ; but— is it for a one-legged girl ? ' ' Sir ! How dare yon ? ' ' I beg your pardon. No intention to offend, 1 ussure you, but one shoe ? ' ' 'Well', what of it ? Papa says we must throw an old shoo after 'em when they get married, and I say an old shoo was all richt when he was — a — when he was poor. But now it's different. We don't have to throw old shoes, and it wouldn't look right. I told him if he...
Vegetable Salad. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
Vegetable Salad. Vegetable salad is excellent when the exact hour of supper Is uncertain, for it can be put ready beforehand. Mix to gether any cold vegetables, potatoes. carrots, peas, haricot beans, cooked cucumber, turnip, &c, cutting large pieces small. Place all In a vegetable dish, pour over a good mayonnaise dress ing, mix all together, and put the cover on the dish till wanted. '
Savoury Rolls. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
Savoury Rolls. Mince finely about one pound of un cooked 'beef, season with a tablespoon ful of chopped sweet herbs, half a tea spoonful of vinegar, half a teaspoonful o£ salt, and a teaspoonful of pepper. Aaa xo tne aoove a smau teaouprui or broadorum'bs, a beaten egg, make all into a roll, and wrap in buttered paper. Plaoe In a baking-tin .and bake for three quarters of an hour, then let it get cold. Make some good short crust and roll out, cut into oblong pieces as for sausage rolls, place on each a long thick strip of the above roll, wrap over, and bake' till the pastry is cooked. Serve on a d'oyley.
New Proverbs. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
New Proverha. ' ' I has bin axed sovoral times o' late, ' remarked Brother Gardner, as he opened the meeting in his usual bland manner, ' if we war' to bavo any now mottoes or proverbs or maxims fur desummersezun. De committee on paying a haa handed in the follerin' bill of fare fur hot weather : ' Ho who sleeps by day will hunger by night.' ' Industry am de peg on whioh Plenty hangs her hat.' 'Argyment makes three enemies to one friend.' 'Men who go to law mus' expeot to eat deir taters without salt.' ' De biggest balloon kin be paoked in a bar'l whon de gas am out.' ' De rattle of de empty waggon kin be heard f order dan de ramble of de loaded one.'
Poultry-House Whitewash. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
Poultry-House Whitewash. A capital whitewash is made by mix ing common water-lime cement with sweet, skimmed milk to the proper con sistency. The following is the Govern ment whitewash, and a fine whitewash it is : — Put two pailfuls of boiling water in a barrel ; add half a bushel of well burned, fresh quicklime : put in quickly one peck of common salt, dissolved in hot water, and cover the barrel tightly to keep in the steam while the lime is Blacking ; when the violent ebullition is over, stir till well mixed together, and, if necessary, add more boiling water, bo as to have the mass like thick cream ; strain through a sieve of ooarae oloth. Miiko a thin starch of 31b. of rice flour and lib. of strong glue, having first soaked the gluo in cold water, and to the latter mixture add 2 lb. of whiting. Add this to the limewash, and also sufficient hot water to dilute to the proper con sistency ; keep hob while applying. It will require about six quarts of the mix ture to 100 square fe...
RULE BRITANNIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
RULE BRITANNIA. The band of Maoris who were brought to England to take part in the Jubilee celebrations loft New Zealand with the belief that the Queen rules the whole world. . Certain feilow-vovajrers souc-ht to amuse themselves at their expense. When they arrived at the Straits of Magellan it was explained to the Maoris that they could see land which the Queen did not own. They were surprised, and seemed to doubt the statement j but were as sured of its accuracy. Thoy took a glance at the country, noted the glaciers and the precipioes surrounding the Straits, ond their curt and contemptuous comment was : ? ' Of course,, not good* enough !' And the fellow voyages referred to subsided, :. ? Later the ship arrived at Monte Video, and here their faith in the complete sovereignty of/ the Queen over tha dominions of the world was., again tested. ?? . . The answer, previously given would not do in this case, for the land the Queen did not own here was pointed out to be good country, well...
WHAT THEY WERE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
WHAT. THEY WERE. Cdlumbus was a weaver. Pranklin waa a journeyman printer. Pope Sixtus V. was employed in -keeping swino. Burns -was a ploughman. 2E8op was a slave.. Homer was a beggar. Daniel Defoe waa appren ticed to a hosier. Demosthenes was the son of a cutler, while - Virgil was the son of a baker. Ben Johnson was a bricklayer. Cervantos tvas a com mon soldier. Gifford and Bloomneld, poets, -ypere shoemakers. Senzoni .was the son of a linen draper. Can ova .wag tho eon of a atone cutter. Captain Cook began his career as a cabin boy. Palconer was the son of a barber. Haydn waa the eon of a poor wheelwright. Pizarro was never thought to read when young, but was sent to koep hoga. ? Kirk White was the son of a butcher. Shakespeare began his career as a menial.
LATEST IN BATHS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
LATEST IN BATHS. Take a wine bath, is the gist of a circular whioh has just been issued in one of the French departments, A sojourn of twenty minutes in a tub into which a hundred litres of Mal voisle have been poured is described as the most invigorating process that can be imagined, it being added that the operation can be repeated with the same wine 100 times. ''You empty the whole hectolitre on each occasion into the bath, and when you have had your dip you put the wine back into the cask.1' So the same Malvoisie does duty over and over again, a fact which ought to weigh with persons who are not of an ex travagant turn of mind. But this is not all. The wine is not lost even now. It oan be drunk. '3Tor' con cludes the circular, ' after the 100 baths tho Malvoisie is distilled, and the result is a delicious brandy,' whioh, it ia to be devoutly hoped, is at least to be kept by the patient for his own personal consumption. These wine baths, if they become fashion able, open suoh a v...
DIDN'T MIND A GLASS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
DIDN'T MlfclD A GLASS. This was a noble youth who, oh being urged to take wine at the table of a certain famous statesman, had the moral courage to refuse. Uo was a poor Tounsr man lust bpcinniuc: tho struggle of Hie. He brought lottovs of introduction to the great statesman who lsindly invited him homo to dinner. ' Not take a glass of wine?' eaid tho groat statesman, in woudor and Burprise. ' Not one single glus3 of wine t' ochood the states man's beautiful and fascinating wifo aB she arose, glass in hand, with a grace that would havo charmed an anchorite, and endeavoured to press it upon him. ' No,' said tho heroic youth, resolutely, gontly repelling tho proffiired glass. Whai; a picture of moral grandeur was that — a poor friondless youth refusing wine at the table of a wealthy and ftimous statesman, even though proffered, by tho fair hand of a beautiful lady I ?( No,' said tho coble young man — and his voice trembled a little and bis cheeks flushed — ' I never drink wino, but1' ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
/ - 'J. \' V f ? Influenza Rapidly Cured. X 5 Every Vestige of the Ailment y:% #?'?'. Swept Away. ' !^ # QUICK RECOVERY OF MR. CHARLES TATE. ^ N? 'I was suffering fearfully from Inflaenza and its after- ' ^f (P effects,' Baid Mr. Tate of Ithica Cottage, Illawarfa Road, (& 2h Marrickville, Sydney, to a reporter recently. 'A friend ]v sr recommended me to take Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale fP «p People. I did so, and am now completely cured.' After ^ ^ thirty years' immunity from trouble, influenza had gripped 3* ^ me, and it gripped me pretty tight. Without warning, I ©f m suddenly became ill. I always had a first-class appetite; 0 *5l it left me altogether.- Positively I could eat nothing at 'v @* all. Heavy headaches attacked me, and they continued to ( ^ ^ increase in violence ; a spasm shot across my chest and an ^ ]V overpowering weight oppressed me there ; I felt a sickening x[ -^ contraction of the skin and an ominous gathering of |§? *P - phlegmatic matter that ch...
Worth Remembering. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
Worth Remembering. One of the nicest contrivances for keeping knives and forks and table spoons In order is a pocket tacked on the pantry door. Make this of cotton cloth, and line It with 'green baize, stitchine small divisions to fit each article. The baize will absorb all mois ture that may be left on the spoons or knives, and keep . them in a good condi tion. Silverware will not tarnish as quickly if wrapped In blue tissue paper. Wash silver in soapsuds, and wipe, without rinsing, with soft linen. To prevent a patent leather shoe from cracking, warm It before Inserting the foot. Heat malkes patent leather soft and pliable. To revive flowers which have withered in packing, put the stems into very hot water, and leave to get cold. Then cut the ends of the stems off and silt up the stalks of the flowers and place them in freshfcold water. To remove scorch caused by an over heated Iron, soak the article at once in cold water for half-an-hour, then rub gently between the hands and rin...
A Clever Conjurer. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
A Clever Conjurer. A wag once gave a description of a conjuring entertainment given by Signor Laballo, in Berlin. After having enumerated a number of marvellous tricks, there came one headed ' the sneezing. ' A number of haudker chiefs wore borrowed from the compuny, and no sooner was this done than the lenders wore visited by a violent fit of sneezing and Rubsequent inconvenience for the wantof the handkerchiefs, which, in the meantime^ had been burnt. Be hold, presto ! they were all returned to the londera nicely washed, folded, and perfumod. Similarly, several £5 notes wero borrowed to light a spirit lamp beneath a cauldron, and on opening the lid, lo 1 a pigeon made its appearance, with the notes also doubled (not in value, but folded) in its beak. The most astounding of all the trioks, howover, was this. A number of bor rowed watchos and articles of jewellery were, in the presence of the audience, placed in a locked and sealed casket, and now behold, not only had the valuable a...
The Management of Pigs. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
The Management of Pigs. — ♦-♦-« — From the Agricultural Gazette of N.8. W. Mn. J. Ri'ley, of Indiana, writes in the American Agriculturist : — ' I have been breeding Berkshires for thirty years. During that time I have tried several other-breeds in comparative tosts. The wideawake farmer endeavours to send as little of the fertility of his soil as possible to market. The crops of his farm are disposed of a finished product of the highest possible type, so as to command the best market price. For this purpose I found that the Berkshire- excelled all other breeds. Thene hogs have been improved for a century along the line of converting a mixed diet of slops, grass, and coarse vegetables into the very finest quality of pork. They are admirably adapted to follow ing cattle and gathering up the scattering grain and vegetables on the farm, thus making them the general purpose hog. My method of feeding is to take the sow at lenst five weeks before farrowing time, put her into a large roomy...
How Long is a Thought? [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
How Long is a Thought? How long does it take a man to think P Professor Richet, at the recent meeting of the British Association, gave the re sults of his investigations into this sub ject. He found that by mentally running up the notes of the musical scale for one or more octaves, and then dividing the total time by the total number of notes thought of, the time taken for each note was .one-eleventh of a second. If the skin be touched repeatedly with light blows from a small hammer, a person may, according to Professor Richet, distinguish the fact that the blows are separate, and not continuous pressure when they follow one another as frequently aa 1,000 a second. The smallest intervals of sound can be much better distinguished with one ear than with both. Thus the Beparateness of the clicks of a revolving-toothed, wheel was noted by one observer when they did not exceed sixty to the second, but using both ears he could not distinguish them when they occurred oftener than fifteen t...
The Table. Hints for the Cook. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
The Talble. / Hints for tho Cook. j When washing potatoes before cook ing, employ a small scrubbing-brush, and you will find the prooess perfectly easy. When boiling a haddock, fasten the head fo the tajl, add only Just sufficient water to cover, and boil slowly till cooked. When beating eggs for a cake, be sure that the whisk is perfectly clean; any grease on It will prevent the eggs from frothing properly. Left over pastry should be rolled out thinly, stamped into rounds the size of a five-shilling- piece, baked till crisp, and placed In a tin till required as a garnish, or for a foundation for a savoury. Never clear soup the day before It Is wanted. The stock may be made two days before required in cold weather, but If not very freshly clarified It will have a cloudy appearance. — 'Home Notes.'
A Cunning Jew. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
A Cunning Jew. ' Fader, called out young Levy to his parent, who was a dealer in second hand clothes in Sydney, ' vy are dose clothes pnt np in dis gorner by der aelves ?' ' Doy are de garments mit loedle holes lr- dem and grease spots on dem, mino poy,' ropliod Mr. Levy. 'Dey are for de short-sighted gustomers. Yonever yon sees a man gome in, and nearly hits his nose againBt dot pillar near de door, and he WAnts any clothes, gif him some thing oudt of dot gorner. 1 gather for all sorts of gustomers, mino poy I' Bmiled Mr. Levy.
Kitchen Recipes. BOTTLING TOMATOES WHOLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
Kitchen Recipes. ? » ? ? Bottling Tomatoes Whole. Make a brine of salt nnd water in the proportion of one traspoonful of salt to. every quart of water. Boil same twenty minutos ; allow to cool, and strain care fully. Fill the jars with the fruit. Then fill up with the cold brine and screw on tops (without the rubbers). Place the jars in a copper, not allowing che jars to come in contact with the copper or each other. Fill copper with cold water to within two inches of the tops of jars and bring to a boil. Allow to boil from two to three minutes only, according to ripe ncsB. Remove quickly ; put on rubbers and seal without delay. — Government Gazette.
The Masonic Grip. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
The Masonic Grip. During the Crimean War an English officor led a small body of soldiers up to a gun posted in a receaa of tho Sedan. They wero received with a meroileBS fire, and were falling faBt. At the same moment tney were nctaoKea oy a troop of Russians, and the English officer him self was just about to be bayonotted, when he accidentally caught the hand of a Rusaiiin officor. With marvellouB presence of mind tho Englishman gave the Masonic grip. It was immediately answered ; the Russian struck up the bayonet of the soldier, and at once led the Englishman into safety. Thus tho bond of MaBonry proved even stronger than the fierce animosity of warfare.
Three Good Stories. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
Three Good Stories. Mr. Stephen Gwynn tells some gooc stories in the 'Oornhill Magazine.' Hero are throe of them : At a politioal meeting in Scotland pro ceedings opened with prayer ; but the audience were not all of one miud con cerning the tilings prayed for. So, when the minister reHched the petition, 'Grant, 0 Lord, that the great Leeberal party in his country may .a' hang thegither,1 a voice from the crowd interrupted with a loud and irreverent J Ahmen.' * Not, O Lord,' wenfcon thaspeaker, 'intheaunse in which that profane scoffer would have ye to understand it, but that they may hang thegither in ahcord and concord.' ' I dinna so much care what sort o' cord it is,' struck in a voice, 'sae long as it's a strong cord.' It is told of Chief Baron O'Grady, who was trying a case in an assize town where the court-house abuttod on to the fair green and a fair was in progress. Out side the court were tethered a number of asses. As counsel was addressing the court, one _ of these began ...