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POTATO SOUP. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
POTATO SOUP. Peel two pounds of potatoes, skin two onions, and slice them. Put four pints of water into a saucepan, add the onions and potatoes, and boil till tender. Rub all through a wire seive, then return the pulp to the saucepan. Add an ounce of dripping stir well, then pour in a pint of milk and. water mixed. Season with salt and pepper stir till it boils, then thicken with a little ground rice or cornflour, mixed with cold milk. Serve with pieces of toasted bread.
The Pioneers. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
The Pioneers. (By Thos. Blackhall, Mort's Estate, Lith gow.) O! sing the song of red war's page, ? That lusts for selfish might; I'll sing the deeds of a peaceful age That pens of history slight. The deeds of brave and sturdy men, . Who fought the conquering years ' With silent faith in the future dim— The grim old pioneers. The brave, true hearts, that, faced the dark Hills crest and forest lone, In this great land, and left their mark, But not on tombs of stone; That faced the plains and deserts wide, With many doubts and fears, But nobly gave their hearts and lives — The sturdy pioneers. They pitched their tents by drying creeks, And raised their roofs of bark, ,? They toiled and delved a myriad weeks, And knew but day and darkv The si eping- land gave forth its fruits, Though oft it rose in jeers, With plagues and droughts and fires and floods, . And mocked the pioneers. Not in the towns and busy marts, 'Mid pleasure's rushing cars — They served their lives, and played their . p...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
A. LVLRITT, ^i^iiBfe^ JEWELLER, WATCHMAKER, (« ttfe OPTICIAN, and FANCY GOODSMAN W f^^^^^^^®^. best house ^^^W^^^^l WEDDING PRESENTS ^^^^^^ PRESENTATIONS. j/-^ \\ ENGAGEMENT RINGS /m \V A CDCPIAI TV fjtr^^' \\a#^ OrtiV/IALI Y Main Street, Lithgow.
MET AGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
MET AGAIN. A well-known barrister was commanding an escort of men taking a detachment of German prisoners to the rear 'somewhere in France' A voice from the line of pris iners shouted, 'Captain Jones, Captain Jones, Here I am,' , 'And who are you?' the captain demanded, as a stout bearded man put up his hand. 'Me? Why dont you remember me, captain? I'm Weisskoph. You were my counsel, and won that £5000 action for me in London for me a month be fore the war broke out.' The captain eas ily recalled Weisskoph as a man whose act ion he had successfully conducted. 'You don't get a fee for looking after me, now, eh, captain?' the German said as he drop ped back into the line.
General News. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
General News. A new antiseptic with wonderful proper ties has been discovered and is being ap plied to the most frightful wounds. Infec tion is considered impossible. ' * ? ? * ' ' * . * The comprehensive remark of Mr. David Storey, M.L.A., to the effect that the earth's inhabitants comprise two sections, viz., 'the human race — and the Germans' is apt and expressive and worth preserving. * * * * * Mr. J. C. Watson, who has just re turned s from a trip abroad, says the main thing ) which impressed him in England was the I large number of men drilling in every town ' and village he visited. ? - ♦ ' # *, * * The Tommies and French troops are , amazed at the high rate of pay of the Aus i. trsilians, and a cornstalk writing home says, I 'One chap said to me the other day — 'Why / you fellows get as much as our bloomin' I generals.' ' I, ,'*??.* * v * !', Captain Bean, the Commonwealth official 1 I correspondent, speaks of the heroism of Aus \- tralian. gunners in recent fighting. A Turk...
Boys ! Listen ! THE EMPIRE IS CALLING. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
Boys ! Listen ! THE EMPIRE IS CALLING. The following appropriate and inspiring verses, from the pen of a Dunedoo young lady, should surely touch the chord of pat riotic sentiment and appeal to the gallant instincts of the Australian boys who have not responded to the call of their noble, heroic comrades at Gallipoli: — AUSTRALIA'S CALL. Listen! the Empire is calling, Let us fight for our country or die. Though thousands of heros are falling, Our ensign will e'er float on high. Many brave lads from Australia Have fought in the strife and have died; Whilst others are bearing the honors That England alone gives with pride. Oh! many true hearts have been broken. For the brother and son o'er the sea; But the same noble hearts are joining In. the cause of the just and the free. For listen! the Empire is calling, Let us fight for our country or die; Though thousands of heroes are falling, ! Our ensign will e'er float on high. Who'll be the next from Australia? Oh! who'll be the next to enl...
HOW THE ROSE BECAME RED. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
HOW THE ROSE BECAME RED. The rose was not always red. When the gods made it queen of all flowers it was white, without a trace of color. And then the nightingale fell in love with it, twul flew to it with such ardour that he pricked his bosom with one of the rose's thorns. The blood came out and fell upon the rose, and she was so touched at the love of the nightingale that she prayed to the gods to allow her always to have the life-blood of the b'rd upon her petals. And from that time to this all the descendants of that rose have been red.
FOR THE CHILDREN Fun & instruction for Boys & Girls LAST WEEK'S PUZZLES. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
[?] Fun & instruction for Boys & Girls Conducted by 'Uncle Joe.' LAST WEEK'S PUZZLES. 'Up to the time of writing no answers have . -come forward for last week's puzzles. We, [however, append the answers herewith: — 1. 1815 Waterloo. 2. Oxford. 3. Mary Stuart — Star, Tay Tart, Army, Ray, Rum. 'We want all children to note our great Circulation Competition, which commences with next issue. Old and young can join in. To each person who sends in four names of subscribers with 4/- payment for one quar ter's subscription for each person, we will give a handsome cloth boun.i book. 'While to the person getting the most yearly «ub scribers (paid in advan:w) during :??-» mxt three months we will givu handtwrne prices as shown on page 14. Wny net be a win ner?
AN APPEAL TO OUR HOUSE WIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
AN APPEAL TO OUR HOUSB. ?WIVES. It is hoped that every houanwife ia this town and district, and similarly in all other towns and districts, will make a point to-day of buying a bottle of 'Pick-me-up' Sauce, and so give ample proof for publication that Australian women folJc are now playing their part in supporting our own reaources. As the foregoing implies, 'Pick-me-up' Sauce in made in Australia. It is, therefore,. free of duty and so costs less than some sauces. The manufacturers gained gold, medal at R.A. Show, Sydney, and 30 first. special, and other prizes. Every store keeper will be asked for results of to day's appeal.
Lithgow Town Council. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
Lithgow Town Council. The usual fortnightly meeting of the above was held in the Council Chambers on Mon day night last when the following were pre sent:— Aid. Kelly (in the chair, in the un avoidable absence of his Worship the Mayor), Ashley, Isley, Chivers, McCall, Slattery, Smith, Heaydon and Cornwell. The Hall Committee reported that, the roof was in a worse state than they had ex pected, and recommended that it be at tended to. — Resolved that plans and speci fications be drawn up and. tenders called for the work. rue Finance uommiuee cerunea 10 me accounts presented, and they were passed for payment, i The Works Committee reported they had visited R. Tougher's residence, but this mat ter was ordered to stand over till next meeting. The Committee also reported that tree planting had commenced along the road to Bowenfels. Considerable discussion ensued on the way the trees were being planted, also the guards. Finally the whole matter was left in the hands of the Mayor. The Light...
From a Wounded Soldier. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
From a Wounded Soldier. The following is a letter from Private Coventry (brother of Mr. W. Coventry, of Bowenfels) ; — Just a few lines to let you know that I am still In the land of the living, and in good health, hoping this letter finds you all in the bent of health. The weather is very warm just now. it only rains about once a year whether !i in wanted or not. It Is my fifth week in hoapltal. I will be going out to the eonvalenc«»nt camp some time next «?? A n1» fc kin Ia* -» # ???.»« .!_. J 1.^1 1^ ? t* ? ncciv. »v uik iui ui nuuuueu tell Here lOr Australia and England and there is a large mob to go yet. There is a large crowd ex pected in from the Dardanelles soon. The casualty list has been very heavy. The battleship 'Queen Lizzie' is one of the greatest pieces of naval machinery of the present war. The Turks don't like her shells flying about their heads. The men on the man-o'-wars give the Australian soldiers a 5rpnt nnmp finras nf tho now pnntlnirontq have arrived here. If...
STIFF NECK. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
STIFF NECK. Stiff neck is caused by rheumatism in the muscles of the neck. While most painful, quick relief may be had by applying Cham berlain's Pain Balm. The best result is ob tained by first bathing the affected part in water as hot as can be. borne and then rub bing in the balm freely. Sold everywhere.
BEEF ROLL. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
BEEF ROLL. Chop finely half a pound of cooked meat and mix it with a quarter of a pound of fine breadcrumbs, one ounce of chopped suet, half a teaspoonful of salt, a quarter of a teaspoonful of herbs, a grate of nutmeg, a shake of pepper, a teaspoonful of ketchup, a well-beaten egg, and sufficient stock or gravy to make it moist enough to work into a roll. Sprinkle some flour on a board and turn out the meat mixture, working it into a neat roll. Brush the roll with a little egg, which should be reserved for the purpose from the egg added to the dry ingredients, place it on a greased baking-tin, sprinkle with fresh or browned bread-crumbs, and bake for about 20 minutes. Dish the roll on a hot ashet and pour brown sauce or tomato sauce around it.
FRENCH PANCAKES. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
FRENCH PANCAKES. Half a pint of milk, two ounces of buter, two eggs, two ounces of flour, two ounces of sugar, a pinch of salt, half a teaspoonful of baking powder. Cream the butter, and add the sugar, (lour, milk and eggs. The flour and sugar should be warmed and the bak ing powder and salt sifted with it. Mix well, and pour into buttered saucers. Bake from 20 minutes to half an hour in a fairly quick oven. This quantity will make six pancakes. Serve with cream and jam.
TREATMENT OF SPRAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
TREATMENT OF SPRAINS. Popular opinion differs very much as to the immediate treatment of sprains, so far as the application of heat is concerned. The rule is— where the skin is unbroken— to apply cold water immediately at the time of the accident; but if some little while — say half an hour or more— has elapsed, to apply warmth. In all cases rest ? should be Insisted on from the moment of the accident until the case has been seen by a doctor. *
WOMAN'S COLUMN. SOME USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
WOMAN'S COLUMN. CONDUCTED BY 'MAVIS.' SOME USEFUL HINTS. A very stylish costume of silk taffetas . trimmed with bands of 'velvet. Some new effects are seen In the narrowing waist, full overskirt and flared collar. This costume could well dispense with the fast disap pearing underskirt that looks more of an encumbrance in contrast with the rational fullness of the newer style. We are now returning to more rational ideas in dress. Ideas that are the result of the Inevitable revolt against a style that often outstepped the bounds of propriety for . those who were do longer young and of ridicule for those who, proud of their youth, fancied they might dare anything, even ugli ness. Everywhere is noticed quite a remarkable change, simple shapes appearing in the place of the former ones, the' stuff being made to adapt itself to the figure instead of the figure seeming to rebel against the shape forced upon it. How restful is all this1 after the incongruous things we have seen lately. . The...
SOME HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
SOME HOUSEHOLD HINTS. To soften a hard sponge, cover it with cold water, add a t'ablespoonful of borax, and bring slowly to the boil in a clean saucepan. Then remove the sponge, rub some dry borax into it, and rinse under the cold tap, allowing the water to run over it for several minutes. Don't make tea with or drink the first wnfar that pi mou frnm tho tnna In hha mnrn. Ing. Let it run a little, so that the water which has been in the pipes all night may be drained away. That which comes after is more wholesome than that which has been lying In lead pipes for hours on end. If an egg has a. very thin shell, or is chipped, so that you fear it may crack in the boiling water, add a few drops of vine gar to the hot water. This will harden the white and prevent it running through the hole; so the egg may be boiled without breaking. When mixing blue in hard water, add a cup of milk to a tub of water. This pre vents the clotfhes from blueing unevenly and in streaks. Before blacking a stov...
MARRIAGE DAY OMENS. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
MARRIAGE DAY OMENS. Every bride, of course, observes the com mand to wear 'Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!' on her marriage day. But she must be equally careful not to open a telegram on the wedding day before the ceremony, or to try on her wedding ring. To do so is considered to be really tempting fate.' The bride who sees a spider on her wed ding dress should rejoice, not scream, as it is considered a very lucky omen. To drop the wedding ring is extremely unlucky, and should the bride's carriage en counter a funeral she should turn back and start again, or bad luck is invite*!. No bride must entirely dress herself for the wedding, and never must she make her own cake. On no account, must she and the bridegroom meet before they meet in church on the momentous day, and unless bad luck is to follow, the bride must steo with her right foot as she leaves the sacred edifice.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 21 August 1915
IF YOU HAVE RN OLD PH0T0GRHPH You Want eopled and Enlarged, TAKE IT TO COCKERTON Who does them from SI Is. 1 i ? - BREAD is the STAFF OF LIFE. Very Good, but you want Good Bread don't you ? Also as an appetiser, you want . delicious Pastry. Well, Ladies, go to— J. M'CALL, Main Street, Lithgow, And you'll get just what you require in above lines. He has choice Confectionery, too.