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NUT ROAST. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
NUT ROAST. lIb. brea~dcrumbs, ilb. ground nuts (m.xed, walnuts, hazel and pine), one teaspoonful lemon juice, one dessert spoonful grated onion, one dessert spoonful marmite, one egg, half-pint water, joz. browned flour, loz nut fat, salt and pepper to season. Melt the fat in a saticepan, put. in the flour, and stir over gentle heat until brown, but not burnt; now add the water slowly, until smooth and thick. Then add the onion. lemon juice, marmite, and seasoning. Allow to boil, then add the nuts and re move from the fire. Beat the egg, and when the mixture has cooled,.stir it well in. Have the crumbs on a dish and roll the mixture in them until it is a fairly solid mass. Shape into a block and bake' in the oven, hasting with nut, fat for thirty or forty minutes. Serve with fried to matoes and chipped potatoes, or with bread sauce and browned crumbs.
BACK TO EARTH. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
BACK TO EARTH. Oh, what a darling duck of a hat ?" she murmured, and, leaving the per ambulator, she walked to the shop window for a closer look. Absorbed in that darling of a hat, she gazed at it Sall unconscioua of the fact that the perambulator had rolled away into a trench, until at last she was awaken ed from her lliesfll dream by the gruff voice of a workman. "Say, miesus," he said, "d'yer want these kiddies any more? 'Cos we're just going to till the hole up."
NUT CUTLETS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
NUT CUTLETS. Goz shelled walnute, two breakfast cupfuls breadcrumbs, one tablespoon ful flour, * pint milk, Boz butter, one teaspoonful onion juice, mustard spoonful made mustard, salt and pep per to taste, an egg can be added if desired. Crumble the breadcrumbs, put nuts through the mincing mac hine. Make a stiff white sauce with flour, butter and milk, add season ing, then the nuts and crumbs. Miix well together and put aside to cool. When cold form into cutlets, egg and crumb them, and fry in deep fat: Serve with either mushroom, tomato, or bread sauce.
HIGHLY COLOURED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
HIGHLY COLOURED. "Your narrative is too highly col oured," remarked the editor, return lnug the bulky manuscript. "In what way ?" inquired the din appointed author. "Why," replied the editor, "in the very first chapter you make the old man turn pale with rage, the villain turn green with envy, the hero turn white with anger, the heroine turn red wrrth blushes, and the coachman turn blue wit. cold."
VEGETARIAN CUTLETS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
VEGETARIAN CUTLETS. One teacupful of almonds, one tea cupful of Brazil nuts, one teacupful of breadcrumbs, one teaspoonful mix ed herbs, one tcaspoonful onion juice, one tablespoonful of white sauce to bind the ingredients together, pepper and salt to taste. Blanch the al mond and put them through a min cer with nuts and breadcrumbs; add the other ingredients. Form into cut lets, dip in egg and brendcrumbs, fry ten minutes in boiling fat. Stick a piece of macaroni in the end to form abone, and to hold the frill. Serve round a mashed potato shape.
BRAZIL NUT CUTLETS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
BRAZIL NUT CUTLE;TS. 4oz breadcrumbs, 3oz skinned and grated Brazil nuts, whites of three eggs, I pint white sauce, two table spoonfuls'mixed herbs (parsley, thy me, and mace). After preparing the breadcrumbs and nuts it is better to put them both through a nut mill, and then add the herbs. To make the sauce for binding, put a teaspoonful of 'butter into a small enamel sauce pan, to which add gradually half a teaspoonftl of flour; when this boils add about a teascupful of milk. When boiled and. thickened a little 'add the last thing to the nuts and bread crumbs, with well-beaten whites of eggs, and a little lemon juice if liked. Allow it to cool, then form into cut lets and fry in boiling butter. Serve with bread sauce. Make into ten cutlets, when each will be equal to about two ounces of bread.
THEN SILENCE REIGNED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
THEN SILENCE REIGNED. After attending a minstrel show one evening, Mr. Topping thought he'd try some of the jokes on his wife at. breakfast next morning. "My dear," he began, with a grin, "can you spell money with four let ters ?'" "'I cannot," replied the lady coldly. "Ah, that's good !i" laughed hubby.?. "A woman never can see a catch as' quickly as a man can. Well, the way-i. to spell it is c-a-s-h. Doesn't that spell money ?" Mrs. T. failed to emile, so Topping started on another. "Wait a minute," said his wife. "I've got one. Spell TopF'ng with five letters." Of course, Topping couldn't. - - "Ah," laughed the lady.:" that's good ! A man never can see a catch so quickly as a woman can. Well, suppose .you try i-d-i-o-t ? Isn't that' Topping ?"
MONEY IN TEA LEAVES. THOUSANDS MIGHT BE SAVED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
MONEY IN TEA LEAVES. THOUSANDS MIGHT BE SAVED. A gentleman engaged in the chemi cal trade hints at the money which might be made out of used tea-leaves, whose only employment now, en route to the ashpit, is to keep the dust down when the floor is swept. Expen ded tea leaves are rich in tannin most people know that from experi ence-Chlorophyll, caffeins, and other valuable products, which are not easi ly removed by the ordinary methods of infusion. It is calculated that over 336 mih lion pounds weight of tea-leaves were committedl to the dust-bin in Eng land last year; and taking this as representing ten per cent. of tannin, which is worth 2n 9d per lb., it is clear that money might he gained by its extraction. Even one-fifth of the total of waste leaves, yielding only five per cent. of tannin, would repre sent a value of about .£420,000. The irritating part of these revela tions of potential wealth always lies In the present lack of machinery by which they could be utilised. In the ...
IN THE CLUTCH OF THE "MOONSHINERS." DODGING DEATH IN THE KENTUCKY CAVES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
IN THE CLUTCH OF THE "'MOONSHINERS." DODGING DEATH IN THE KEN TUCKY CAVES. Fifty years ago, when I was sta tioned in Louisville, Kentucky, as an officer of the United, States revenue service, my principal duty was to ferret out illegal liquor-makers and raid the illicit stills with which the State was honeycombed, a perilous work which called for more than or dinary courage and detective skill. But it was work in which I revelled ; for I was considered one of the smar test young men in the service, and it gave me just the opportunity I want ed to show the qtuff I was made of and earn rapid promotion. I had been eight months in my new berth when I received orders from my collector to swear in ten deputies, picked men, and start immediately on about as dangerous a mission as any man ever undertook--that of raid ing the secret stills in the Green River Mountains and capturing or killing the men that worked them. Now, the Green River "'Moonshiners" -as these illicit distillers were call...
TOOK THE HINT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
TOOK THE HINT. A bachelor had courted a girl for a long time without coming to the point. One evening in Leap Year, the young lady being musical, he took her to a concert. The orchestra olayed No. 6. a selec tldn that seemed to the bachelor very beautiful. HIe bent over his compan ion and whispered : "How lovely that is i What is it, doyou know?" She smiled demurely, and replied in a low, thrilling voice : "Is is the 'Maiden's Prayer.' " "The 'Maiden's Prayer'? " he re peated in astonishment. "Why-" But she handed him her program me, pointing to No. 6 with her finger. He read and started, for the real name of the selection was "Mendel ssohn's VWedding March." He bought the ring tile next ,lay. Constable : "What sir ! Dae ye suggest that I would take a bribe. Dae ye insult me. Eir ?' The Eriing One: "Oh, excuse me, I ConstabIe: "hit now, supposin' I wis that kind o' man, how much wid you be inc'ined to gie ?"
SUNFLOWER SECRETS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
SUNFLOWER SECRETS. Varying from gold to pale yellow, the handsome suntilower stands merely for decorative purposes in British homes. But other countries-Germany, Am erica, and Russia among them-rea lise its economic value, and cultivate the flower for its many other virtues. Excellent oil can be extracted from sunflower seeds, and (;ermany, who has none too much of the former just now, has planted sunflowers along her roadsides for the sole purpose of ob taining the oil, the quality of which is hardly inferior to that of the fam ous olive itself. Again, sunflower seed makes an ex cellent bread; both seeds and" leaves are given to stock, while the stalks can be used for fuel. Bracken is another hardy plant that can he turned to good account. 'Scotch people use it in place of straw, and sometimes for manure. An old-time soap recipe included it among its ingredients, for bracken ashes contain a large percentage of alkali. Old country folk burn bracken, and roll the ashes, sprinkled wit...
A GOOD WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
A GOOD WIFE. Economy is all very well, but San dy's love for a certain damsel over reached his national thriftiness. He wired to her, making a proposal of marriage and asking for a reply. The whole day he spent in going to and 'from the post office, anxiously* awaiting her answer, which did not arrive till late in the evening. "There you are !" said the operator who handed him the message. "But if I were you I'd think twice before marrying a girl who kept me waiting so long for an answer." "Naw, naw!" replied the Scot. "The lass for me is the lass who waits fur the nicht rates !" The inqiuiring stranger was dis cussing the village rose show with a native, and congratalating him on having secured first prize for his dis play of roses. "I suppose you were' very pleased when the result was announced ?" the visitor observed. "Were you surpris ed at your success ?"' "Well, I don't know as I was sulr prised," the rustic admitted. "Ye see, I bought all my plants from the j~udge."
Explained. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
Ex;[ained. A ?ite irl -;s :ook!ng at: some pictures o: anels and. ttrning to her mo~t~er. asked: -"Wh are there no men in heaven?" replied the mot~her. -Bnt there are men in heaven," re plied the mother. "Then why s it- asked the chi!d, that we ne.er see a-y picumres or angels with whiskers or mousra chesr True. there are :men in heaven~." was the re!y_: o=nIy they ge: in by a close have.'"
WISE AND OTHERWISE. ANYTHING TO PLEASE HER. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
WISE AND OTHERWISE. ANYTHING TO PLEASE HER. "That'll be all for to-day." the fashionable duchess told the eminent R.A., who was engaged upon her por trait. "I'm tired to death." "And are you satisfied, so far?" in quired the artist, showing her the halU-completed canvas. "Yes," the duchess reflectively de cided; "all but the mouth. Please make it small and curved. I know it is a straight,- long mouth, really, just as you have drawn it, but in the por trait I want you, if you will, to mak, it tiny.. Will you??" "Certainly !" replied the willing artist suavely. "If your grace would wish it, I'll leave it out altogether!''" There had been a row in a railway train, and as a result the gentleman who had been working the three-card trick was under arrest. "What's the matter, otfficer-what's the matter ?" asked a fussy old lady', hurrying up to where a railway po liceman stood with his hand on the. gambler's arm. "Nothing, ma'am," replied the po liceman, soothingly. "I'm holding a card par...
HOW WEASELS CARRY EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
HOW WEASELS CARRY EGGS. -------+---- I have a letter from a friend, foa whose veracity I can vouch in regard to the above, writes a correspondent. His fowlhouse, in which were both nest and china eggs and real eggs, was in a quiet corner near a wood. He could not account for the disap pearance of the eggs, and suspected rats, although he had not seen one about the place. One mo,ning, how ever, after a shower of snow. he no ticed a track which looked as if something had been rolled over it. He followed the trail for about sixty yards, and there under the root of a fallen tree he discovered five nest eggs and a number of real eggs. two of which were intact. From the foot prints in the snow he perceived that a stoat was the depredator. Curious to know how it managed to get the eggs so far, he concealed himself and wat ched. After a long wait the stoat, already assuming his winter dress, appeared and made straight for the fowihouse, in which some new-laid eggs, left on purpose, were awa...
IMPUDENT DEADHEADS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
IMPUDENT DEADHEADS. Mr. Hibbert, in "Filty Years of a Londoner's Life" tells some amusing stories about "deadheads' '-cadgers for seats-who worry theatrical man-. agers on the flimsiest of pretexts and acquaintanceships. During the long run of "Charley's Aunt" at the Globe, a member of the company received a letter begging his kindly offices for two seats. "My name may not be familiar to you," said the applicant, "but I venture to remind you that during a long residence in Birmingham I had the distinguished honour of cutting your late revered father's corns.' Hardly less impudent was the gen tleman in evening-dress, accompaniedt by a lady, who handed a card to a West-end acting manager with the re mark that he had been given to uIn derstand that it would procure him two seats. "I'm afraid you've been fooled," was the reply ; "I don't know the gentleman." "But I've brought this lady out. i -I-well, it isn't convenient for me to pay." "Sorry I can't help you," said the manager. "Well-...
A SPLENDID ECHO. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
A SPLENSDIL ECH()O. There is a certain glen in Scotland which has the reputation of having a splendid echo. An Englishman gentle recenly visiting the place, questioned his guide about the echo. 'LJust shout, 'A bottle of be.t Scotch,' " sraid the guide. The gentleman did as requested, and after waiting a few momente he turn ed to the Scot, and said "I didn't hear any echo." "Jdaybe no," chuckled the artful Scot, "but here'e the lassie comln' wi' the whisky."
TOO REALISTIC. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 May 1917
TOO REALISTIC. Tommy Jones presented a very for lorn appearance as he leaned against the brick wall and caressed his stom ach with his hands. Moans of bitter anguish emanated from his young mouth, and the kind ly old gentleman whose ears they fell I upon was deeply touched. He walked up to the crestfallen Tommy. "What's the matter, my man ?" he asked. "Are you hurt !" "Yes," wailed Tommy. "How did it happen ?" pursued the old man. Tommy Jones wiped the tears from his eyes and drew himself up. "We were having a naval battle," he explained, "and that fellow over there torpedoed me in the engine room."