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CHAPTER XXI. A RACE FOR LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
CHAPTER XXI. A RACE FOR LIFE. Never was a meal more enjoyed, though the meat was old and tough and the bread and water stale. When they hud eaten, they felt amaz ingly refreshed and In better spi rits, and then they fell to talking —first of their adventures in South Africa, and next of memorable things in Algeria and London, For the time being they forgot all else. The silence of the surrounding bush the loneliness of the little mining camp, lulled them into . false secur ity. Through the open door of the hut the morning air came sweet and cool. "It is like a dream," saitl Doris, "that we should both be here. And the strangest thing is that neither knew the other was coming. Were yon glad when you learned X wns in Africa, Eric ?" He turned his head aside. "Glad ?" he exclaimed hoarsely. "You know I was, Doris. But— i hut." ' But what, Eric ?" "I came to Africa to escape from temptation," he replied. " I came prepared to spend years in toil and hardship—to win a fortune for your sak...
WE MAKE OUR OWN ROLLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
WE MAKE OUR OWN ROLLS. We are all very fond of rolls, and they are really quite easy to make, so this is one of the first things I teach my small cooks to do. Here is the recipe we use :— Required : Three quarters of a pound of Vienna flour, half an ounce of compressed yeast, one and a half gills of tepid millc, one ounce of hatter, one egg, half a teaspoonful of salt. "Vienna flour" is sold in many districts us "pastry whites," and sometimes as "Hungarian flour." Put four ounces of the flour into a warmed, basin. Put the yeast and sugar, into another small basin, and; mix them till they are liquid, then . add the "milk, and strain all into the four ounces of flour.
(Copyright.) ERIC DACRES: A Romantic Story of Adventure during the Matabele War. PART 9. CHARTER XX. A NIGHT IN THE BUSH. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
(Copyright.) A Romantic Story of Adventure during the R/latabeie War. By Willinm Murray CJrnydon, Author of 'Under t lie White Terror,' •'la the Niuno of the Czar,' Etc., Etc. PART 9. CHARTER XX. A NTGHT IN THE RUSH. In low tones, and witli a resolute • calmness that surprised Eric, the girl related her experience. There is no need to set it down iii de tail. She had hardly left the coach at Lhk'soh's when the first tidings oX the rebellion were received, and of course the men would not per mit her to continue her journey home. That her uncle was not wait ing at the store caused her keen anxiety, which deepened as time massed on without bringing him. The first night and the following day closed without, alarm or at tack ; severul refugees came swelling the number of men to nine. But the next morning appeared a large force of Mntabele, who began l vigorous assault. The fighting, continued at intervals until late the afternoon, resulting in heavy loss'to the enemy and the death of one...
Brisbane Natinal Show. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
Special efforts are being extended by the council of tbe National As-1 soeiation of Queensland in the direc tion of making its next annual Show of more than ordinary worth and at tractiveness. The special prizes and trophies already donated, when taken in conjunction with the Association's allowance of nearly £5000, makes a magnificent prize list, and one which should attract many competitors. If an opinion can be based upon the promises to exhibit, which thus early have been made by prominent ex hibitors, this year's entries will prove a record. The determination expressed by the Council to secure "A" and " IV grade exhibits with the object of ad vertising broadcast the extent and variety of our primary and secondary productions, gives every promise of successful fruition. For the past two months Mr. Daniel Jones, the As sociation's grade competition organiser, has been touring the State with flattering results. In connection with the grade competitions it is generally understood t...
Brief Mention. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
Dull Weather. Rain threatening. Another fire on Tuesday evening. Public, meeting re Empire Day celebrations to-night. Lyceum Pictures , on Saturday night next. Harold Curry will hold a sheep and cattle sale next Saturday. Nominations for directors to P.P. Board close on Wednesday. Usual monthly meeting of Shire Council to-morrow morning. Big cattle sale at Wilson's Down fall on 19 th instant. The Terminus Hotel changed hands on Tuesday last. Big cattle sale at Amoslield on Wednesday next. Monthly meeting of School of Arts committee on Tuesday next. Monster cattle salo at Warwick on Saturday. Miners wanted by Big Block Silver Mining Co. See advt. Meeting of Agricultural Society committee on Saturday. B.'uxner and Cotton's big cattle sale on Saturday week. Now is the time to book your stock. Attention directed to P.P. Board advt. in our business columns. Good progress being made with the Rouse-street buildings. Local football competition com mences on Saturday. Drapery sale at Mitchel...
Plucky Pedestrians. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
Plucky Pedestrians. A postman of Hartlepool who re tired lately has not achieved a re cord by his forty-one years of ser vice and estimated 160,000 miles of tramping to deliver 6,250,000 letters and parcels. A woman beat this hollow. Mary Jackson, post woman of Bilston, must have trud ged a quarter of a million miles between 1819 and 1860, during which time she never missed a day from sickness or took any holiday. Only four Sundays off duty in. her half a century spoilt her contin uous record, and these were not her fault. Delivery was experimentally suspended for those four days, and Mary's own comment was that the persons responsible were a pack of fools. She left at her death a use ful sum to the , Wolverhampton Hos pilnl. . . •■ ■ - In l8i>l: an-, old : Cornish fishwife of eighty-four,: ; named . Mary Calli nack; walked . from . Penza nee to Lon don ■ to^see the Great -Exhibition in I'yde Park. The distance is- nearly :>U0, miles,' and: it is : no "Wonder that the-old lady...
Bank-notes that Speak. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
Bank-notes that Speak. -+ Bank-notes that speak are the latest invention of a bank-note ex port as a precaution against, for gery. The invention has been . pat ented in Kngland, and may bo some nay adopted when bank officials find themselves the victims of a desper are gang of rogues. The principle of this invention lies in the application to the edge of a bank-note of a "pictorial" record of some specially arranged ptirase. A bank-note so provided would, when placed in a phonograph, re produce this phrase for the bone lit of the hunk manager or the per son disputing the genuineness of the note. Assume -hat the code plira.se for An note is "£f> note." This would be extremely unlikely, but would serve to illustrate the point. A pictorial record of the oseillatin produced during the utterance of the phrase would be made and a die &lt; at callable of reproducing the pecu liar wave lines. With this die the edge of ifo notes would be perfo rated. The note than becomes, in addi...
"We Return No More." [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
" We Return No More." In the little kirkynrd near the en trance to the celebrated Braes of Bulquhidder rest the ashes of the redoubtable Highland veteran. Hob Roy. .Just by the roofless and ruined Rirk, its still remaining walls clustered with ivy, and over shadowed by giant yews, three flat stone slabs, roughly sculptured, and surrounded by a protecting railing, j mark the last resting-place of the | famous clansman. In the centre lies "Hob" himself, with Helen, his wife, on his right, and two sons on his left. Koh Roy's end was thoroughly characteristic of the troubled life lie led. When he was on the point of death it was whispered to liini that an old enemy laid called to see him. Instantly his qje lit up and, demanding that he should be propped 11;> in bed. he railed for his pistols, elayinore, and dirk to lie placed beside him, so that "no enemy should see Maetlregor an-1 armed." Then having dismissed his visitor at the close of the inter iview, he ordered the, pipes to pla...
A Famous Windmill. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
A Famous Windmill. It is very seldom that so homely an object as a windmill has great ness thrust upon it. ,There is a windmill' at Suns Souce, near Pots dam, however, that enjoys this rare honour; Frederick the Great desired to itake the mill, down in order, that he: might enlarge the. gar dens ; round*,, his palace, which on that side were rather cramped. Hut the dusty miller, refused to al low the building "to be removed.-lle ing.asked;, whether "the King might, i not take it by force, he.'.stoutly re I plied that &lt; in that case* -he;- - should I appeal 1 todhe -'miller's ■;spirit, and ! pursued, theunatter: no ■■■-,■ further. It ' was a - very small- null then,but j was rebuilt . on • a larger- scale at a later date. During the reign of jernlorlck il iium vZV.-- ; the - miller, -pressei for money,'1 offered v. to sell - the .-j mill- to the King,-- but . lie declined -to take advantage .-of:the poor man's . didi-: culties,-: and generously helped him to;, get over his...
Soldiers' Pastime in India. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
Soldiers' Pastime in India. When the hottest season in India commences, most of the regiments shift to tiie hills, where the .climate.' is very much cooler, and 'where'- a 'sol'dier finds many ways of ioccupy ing 'his.spare,time. One of the most populur is fly and moth catching, • or-"fly dodging," as ,"Tonnuy" calls it. :i:.. '■t ]■' i: The'; moths . are, caught at; night, the soldier taidhg his net land a h tj rricahe , lamp.; 'y He/also takes a female moth 7i'ti a closed up net, which lie hangs on- a pole' stuck in the ground. This moth in the net draws the attention of others, which the soldier promptly captures with his net, afterwards squeezing' their heads, asad pinning them on card hoard for the time be: hps There are many var'«>ies of flies and moths in very pretty- colours, and some are very large. .'hen the soldier has sufficient flws and moths of different species, he oto.- them out in artistic designs, ir a wooden ense lined with sor.i# colour.-d ma terial, which add...
What is Your Hair Worth? [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
What is Your Hair Worth ? I Hair from the head of the great Napoleon stimulates keener bidding in public auction-rooms than the hsur: o£ anv rather .famous man. or I ruler.. None the less, the prices ' given have varied considerably. I•■■.-On-.one occasion, a prominent ituc ' tioiieer ..wns. unable to; command a ■."higher figure1 than -five ■: humble gui neas for a: lock: cut trom the ; I'hnperor.'s- head ; siVnnngi his anip tiyitv at St. Helena ; whilst on ■: ' another'occusion aIng firm ,of auc lioneers - disposed-of a. similarly 111- j [■teresting rolic' lor. only threa sover eigns:;" On the other, hand, , some I hair- removed v while • Napoleon: lay j on -his death-hod- was sold recently, forf £.'100. I ■;":':Nc]'son's hair, also is ^ popular m ■auction-rooms, ■, a . single "lock having i fetched* so much as £400. But, hy way of .contrast, one of the im mortal" admiral's''boyish curls was soli! only \ a short. while ago for £2 "(Os. tVet even' this was. more than could he ohtivi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
Our Grandparents were Satisfied. "With what folks to-day would call " any other thing." The stage coach suited their purpose. They would hold up their hands in astonishment at a modern railway train or motor ear. But progress keeps us on the move. In olden days folks wer.e easy going. Modern life demands energy and youth. You are handicapped if you look old and have the disadvant age of gray hair. But the remedy is easy. You can look young again, no matter how gray. Marie Permanent Hair Stain will bring hack the original color to your hair. Or it will give you any shade of brown, or black. One treatment will produce this effect permanently. It will promote the growth and health of your hair, make it soft, silky, and lustrous. Nothing will alter its effect. It lasts and never fades or grow patchy. That's certain—scientifically and actually. Use it to-day. Make up your mind now to look young again. : Ask your chemist for Mario Permanent Hair Stain. If bright, blue eyes and rosy lips D...
Rocky River. MINING FIELD. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
MINING FIELD. (By "St. Andrew.") The mining operations at Rocky River continue to go on apace "and with increasing evidences of success fid accomplishment. Each week is bringing to light increased riches of molybdenite, wolfram, and . bismuth. There is now little or any doubt as to the richness and permanence of the field. Roberts and Heiss have a wonder ful show in the pipe they are working. It is sunk on for some 25 feet, and the width is as yet unknown, both sides being studded with rich masses of the three minerals, while under foot on the hanging wall solid molyb denite is being dug out with an iron bar. On top, I saw lying on "Wednes day last, when I visited the mine, huge lumps of pure molybdenite, and Mr. Roberts told me if they had cared to bring up one piece intact, it would have weighed 1 oowt. of pure 95 per cent. ore. Hundreds of tons of rich second rate stone lies at grass ready for crushing. Ifc is intended to speedily instal machinery to treat everything on the spot....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
Sold by It. H. Phippard, Chemist, Tcnterfield, and most chemists, or sent at once on receipt of price, 10/0, and Is postage, from Marie Van Brakkel. Ladies' Hair Specialist. Only ad dress : '16 Castlereagh-strcet, Sydney. When ordering, state what shade you desire, whether light, medium, dark brown, or black. 26. An arrangement'has been made be tween the Federal and State authori ties by which the Federal electoral rolls will be collected by the police.'
Lady Taxi-Drivers. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
Lady Taxi-Drivers. Lady chauffeurs are becoming quite j a familiar sight in the West-end of | '.'.London, not only on private ears, ! lint on the taxi-cabs that ply for | 'public hire.' As a rule the women 'who' have taken to the wheel are j young, u«d in not a few cases quite prepossessing into the bargain, with j the result that their services are | eagerly sought by the young bloods | about the town.. | Thoroughly trained, these lady j ehuulVeurs are expert drivers,, anil', pilot their ears through the den- ] sest trallic without, the slightest hosi- j tation or the least sign of nervous ness. In addition, many have a sound knowledge of the mechanism j of their cars, and can successfully j undertake slight repairs. Several . linns who hire out motor-cars now I provide lady chauffeurs if desired. ,
Where Vanilla Came From. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
Where Vanilla Came From. The history of vanilla is closely associated with that of cocon and chocolate, for vanilla came with cocoa to Europe ; in fact, these three highly-important products of New Spain were introduced into Europe by Spaniards. In the year t,r>20 cocoa was first drunk at the I'ourt in Madrid, and with choco late, also a Mexican product, was quickly adopted. For commercial reasons the method of manufacturing chocolate was kept a strict secret, and it. was made almost exclusively in Mexico. In some manner, however, the care fully-guarded secret reached Spain, and in into the first, chocolate fac tory was established at Barcelona. In the production of a deli cately - flavoured chocolate vanil la is a necessity, and wo may, therefore, conclude that the first introduction into Europe of va nilla for commercial purposes dates back to about 1540. • The word vanilla is derived from the Rpanish'"vainilla," the diminu tive of "vaina," u pod ; consecpient ly, vanilla means...
Household Hints. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
Household Hints. . While the canary, is moulting tie n piece of bacon fat in its cage. It is *,a tonic, and will improve its song.' If corks are too large for a bottle souk them in boiling water for a few minutes. When soft they easily enter the bottle. When washing blouses, handker chiefs, etc., put a small lump of orris root into the rinsing wat r, and it will give them a delightful perfume of violets. This is much more lasting than if a sachet is placed amongst the clothes. An excellent remedy for chapped hands is marie by mixing' equal parts of glycerine and whisky to gether. Keep the mixture in a bottle tightly corked, and rub a little on the hands every night, and they will always be soft and freo from chaps. • When Kits mantles get smoky and dirty the light becomes poor and the mantles are in many cases taken olT and replaced. To remove all smoke and dirt from mantles, take a pinch of tnble salt, and spi inkle it into the mantle. It will look as good as new. Brussels sprouts,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 7 May 1914
St. John's Church Listen. J, HERBERT STANLEY PAR SONS, Reader, Licensed to the care of souls in the parochial district of "Wilson's Downfall, do hereby call a meeting of members of the- Church of_ England, over twenty one years of age (to be declared by signature to state ment at meeting),- for the night of MAY 14TII in St. John's Church, Listen, at 7.30 p.m., for the purpose of electing two Lay Representatives to the Grafton Diocesan Synod. As per mandate of the Lord Bishop of the Diocese. (Signed) H. STANLEY PARSONS. " Pride of the Worth IFIour.'1 HAVE you tried THIS SEASONS FLOUR of LOCAL MANUFAC TURE '? Special grain has been selected and the quality is in line with the best. Don't hesitate to give it a square trial. TENTERFIELD MILLING CO. P.O. Box 1. Dissolution of Partnership. The partnership hitherto existing between us the undersigned, and' under which we carried on the black smithing business in High street, has been dissolved, and all accounts owing to tin; partnership mu...