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Sign of Poverty. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 27 August 1914
Sign of Poverty. It rained Saturday. And on the morning of Saturday—not so very »arly. iu the. morning, but well before 'he ordinary man's luncheon hour—a 'riend of ours met an acquaintance ■trolling along. Do you' remember '.lie fellow who would not carry a latch-key because it spoiled the set of lis clothes? Well, It was that fel ow. "Gee whiz, man!" said our friend.. "You are wandering' along here in he rain just as if It was fine weather. *'ou will catch your death of cold. A'l'.y don't you carry an umbrella?" "Oli. I don't Kke to carry an um ;i-i 11a." answered the other. "Afraid you'll lose it?" "Oh. no; it isn't that. But it seems -o Yuisnr to carry an umbrella—looks though a follow didn't have an ■&lt;thor suit of clothes, don't you know!"
Her Age. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 27 August 1914
Her Aae. The maiden lady of uncertain ag« became very Indignant when the cen 3U» leer asked her age. "Did. ycra see the girls next door," she asked—"the Hill twins?" "Certainly," -replied the census aiun. "And did they tell you their age?" "Yes." "Well," she snapped, as she shut .the door in his face. "I'm just as old as they are." . "Oh, very well," said the census man to himself, and he wrote down in his book: "Jane Johnson—bb old as the Hills."
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 27 August 1914
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. Stowing Beof.—Place two finely chopped onions in a saucepan with sufficient dripping to cook them with out browning, then add about one pound of cold roast, beet ami salt and pepper. Cover and cook for ten min utes, stirring occasionally. Have ready a cupful of rice which has been placed in cold water and allowed to boil for live minutes. Drain this, rinso in cold water, and add to the beef. Cover with stock, add some chopped toma toes, and cook until the rice is ten der. Servo with fried potatoes;. An Unusual Pie.—Pee! and quarter six large apples, and coo!; them in a "mlding-dish on the lop of the stove. Make a batter of a quart"]- of a cup ful of butter, three-quarters of a cup :s 1 of milk, one cupful of Hour, one teaspoonful of baking-powder, one teaspoonful of sugar, and the yolks of 'wo eggs. Save the whiles for the frosting. Pour the batter over the '.nples. and bake; then turn the pie out on a plate, cover with frosting on the apple side, an...
CHAPTER XV. Harley Asks a Favor [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 27 August 1914
CHAPTER XV. Harley Asks a Favor Following the disappearance of Van &lt;ler Knoot's miniatures, the loss o£ Princess Helena's diamonds created something like a sensation of dismay. It had, of course, been Impossible to' keep the matter private, there are fur too many society ^people dabbling in journalism to make such a thing practicable. The flrst edition of the evening papers had the news display ed with a score or so of "scare beads." There was not one of the journals but had its special account by "one who was present." A great many of tliem had also reached the theory stage. According to one writer this was the work of a daring and audacious gang of international thieves. The dia monds' had vanished in the capaciouB maw that had swallowed the minia tures. The policis "already" had a clue."; According to another author ity this latest outrage w£8 a political move on the part of certain foreign revolutionists to obtain possession of what they rightly or wrongly regarded as...
HOW WIRELESS RECOVERED £20 A Post-Office Clerk's Experience. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 27 August 1914
HOW WIRELESS RECOVERED £20 A Post-Office Clerk's Experience. A few minutes before eight on :i re cent Saturday nitclit a stranger called at Londonderry Post Odice and asked for gold for four .'jr> Ban!; of Ireland notes. He explained that lie was just leaving for Canada, a tender an the quay, close to the post-olTiee, beinir time.l to start at eight for the liner, which was lying at the month of the Lough Foyle. The post-oliice clerk courteously took the notes, and handed in exchange four little piles of '-'old which were in front, of him. Without counting the money the stranger emp tied it into tin1 pouch of his emigrant's belt, which he thereupon strapped around his waist and departed. An hour later, when lie came to bal ance up for the night, the post-oliice clerk discovered his cash to be .Cl'O short. Xo amount of checking made any difference; the figures would not come right. Later on in the night he sought the help of a senior official Together they worked at the problem un...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 27 August 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. A troublesome corn can be eased by a poultice composed 01 a thin slice of lemon worn over It during tlie day. It is very convenient to have a board sprinkled with kitchen salt at hand when ironing. The salt cleans the irons. To remove a rusty screw, first ap ply a very hot Iron to the hoad of the screw for u short time, then immedi ately use the screw-driver. To test the purity of coucp, pour cold water on it. If tho water assumes a brownish hue. it may be concluded that there is no chickorv with it. To remove red ink stains from table linen, spread freshly-made mustard over the stain and leave for about half an hour. Then rponce off, and all trace of tho Ink will have disappeared. Cayenne pepper is excellent, to rid cupboards of mice. The floor should bo i;one over carefully, and each hole stopped up willi a piece of ran dipped in water and then in cayenne pepper. In arnuu'jnir (lowers it is often dif ficult to make them stand up nicely. This diflleulty will bo ov...
WIT AND HUMOR [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 27 August 1914
WIT AND HUMOR "What do >'du think of married, life?" asked the henpecked man, ad dressing the youthful bridegroom. "Biiss is no name for it." said tho young husband, enthusiastically. "You are right," said the henpecked one, gloomilv. "Bliss is 110 name for it." "Miss Yamper has not a particle of tact." "What has she done now?" "The other evening when Jlr. Jag :!es. who is notorious tor not paying iiis debts, asked her to sing, she went to the piano and sang 'Trust Him Not'!" "Now. my friends," said the candi date, making another effort to arouse enthusiasm iu his hearers, "what do we need in order to carry this consti tuency by the biggest majority in its aistory?" The response was immediate and en husiastic. "Another candidate!" yelled the au dience. • . A dealer selling cloth in a small town asked an irishman who was pass ing if he would buy a suit length, and idded, "You can haye it-for ten bob." To which Pat replied: "Begob,. sir, if tuppence would buy the makings of a top-c...
STONE AGE CEMETERY. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 27 August 1914
STONE AGE CEMETERY. • An Important archaeological discov ery is announced in the shape of a burial place of the Stone Age which has just been found by frofessor Dal) Osso, of Ancona, in the Valle Vibrata, in the Abruzzi, Central Italy. The bodies are not buried, but are all laid in small cabins containing from two to eight each, and nre rang ed on both sides of these little huts on low platforms sipping towards the centre. With one'exception the bodies all rest on one side with the knees drawn up, and it is assumed that the dead were placed in this position to give them the attitude of prayer in their death chamber/ for it has been established that the custom of praying on one's knees was already in exist ence.in the Stone Age in Egypt • PATTERN FOR LADY'S ONE-PIECE FROCK. Thu illustration abovo allows a use ful little one-piece frock suitable for house or street wear. It may be made up in serge, cloth, tweed or any wool len material. A reliable paper pat tern is obtainable. It repr...
SCORING OFF TIM HEALY. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
SCORING OFF TIM HEALY. The' biting wit of the member for North-East Cork does not often fail him. As a matter of fact, he is sel dom at a loss for a retort. There is on record, however, an amusing inter lude in the passing of which "Tim" was discomfited—crushed—and found himself unable to "rise to the occa sion," says Mr. George A. Morton, in "Law and Laughter." [luring the hearing of a case it. the Recorder's Court in l)ublin, the Testa ment 011 which the witnesses were be ing sworn disappeared. After n leng thy hunt for it, counsel for the defend ant noticed that Mr. llealy hud taken possession of the hook and was deep ly absorbed in its contents, being quite unconscious of the dismay its disappearance was causing. "I think, sir." said counsel, address ing the Recorder, "that Mr. llealy has the Testament." Hearing his name mentioned, Mr. llealy looked up, realised what had occurred, and, with apologies, handed it over. "You see. sir," added the counsel. "Mr. llealy was so interest...
AGRICULTURE. ON PLOUGHING. Some Practical Hints. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
AGRICULTURE. ON PLOUGHING. Seme Practical Hints. A recent nufnber of the "Lincoln Col lege .Magazine" contains r;ome excel lent, liints on ploughing, Riven in the coinv.e of a lecture by Mr. \V. Slree;, the farm overseer. .More depends) upon (.lie quality of the ploughing than most farmers are aware of, for, as a rule, they think that good after-cultivation will cover up the defects of bad ploughing. But it is well known that uneven plough ing shows up clearly in the succeed ing crops, for there is a marked dif ference in the crop obtained off half a paddock ploughed at tiV-jin. compared with that off the other half ploughed at 4Viin. Straight ploughing is far belter than crooked, for in taking a bend the plough is pulled away from its work and cannot pack the furrows as it should, the horses pulling one way, and the plough tending to go the other. This leaves a badlv-packed furrow bot tom, which no amount of cultivation can properly remedy. It is therefore important that, ploughing...
Better Now Than Later. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
Better Now Tlinn Later. One of the shrewd lairds of Lan arkshire had evidently experienced the difficulties of collecting money lent to friends. "Laird," a neighbor accosted him one morning. "1 need twenty poonds. If ye'll be ;;nid euough to tak' ma note, ye'll line yere money back agin in three, months frae the day." "Nile, Donald," replied the laird, "1 eanna do it." "Hut, laird, ye hae often done the like fer yere friends." "Nae, mot), 1 eanna obleege ye." "But, lain) " "Will ye listen to me, Donald? As soon as 1 took yere note ye'd draw the twenty poonds, would ye no?" Donald could not deny Unit he would. "I ken ye we.el, Donald," the l.-iird continued, "and I ken that in throe months ye'd nae be ready to pay mc ma money. Then, ye ken, we'd quar rel. But if we're to quarrel. Donald, I'd rather do it noo, when I hae mn I twenty poonds in ma pocket."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
LADIES' & GENTLEMEN'S . . Tailor Established Mkmiouhsk and Fosteii for over 20 years. pKUFliOT Fit, ami style. Up-to-diito *- Tailoring. Everything from 10 to 20 per cont. lower than Melbourno priccs. LADIES Genuine Tailor-mivdo Costumes made nn the premises (to measure} from £3 10s, equal to Melbourne at £4 10a. Our Work and Stylo is well-known both horcaud in Melbourne. Main-st., FOSTER. NOTICE. THE FINE MOTOR BOAT IS open for ENGAGEMENT by Picnic and Camping Parties, etc., in all parts of Corner Inlet, calling at j any port desired. Moderate terms, j The UNITY (,j h.p. Gardner silcnc* I engine) is licensed by the Marine I>oavd of Victoria, aud fully equipped to carry passengers. Arthur R. Ellis, Proprietor, PORT WELSHPOOL. Connected by Telephone. I Carriers' Noiee DESTUES to notify Iho public o Foster and District that ho lis put chase the business of GENERAL GARRE . from Mr Geo. Phillips, and by strict at tention to business, hopes to uiorit ft continuance of the cust...
As. Translated. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
As. Translated. At a large warehouse there is. em ployed a boy who attends to a. lift. In the daytime and. studies literature at night. A few days ago he was given his wages with a small fine deducted for some breacli of the regulations. Quite indignant, he weTlt to the mana ger, and began:.— "Sir, if you should ever find it with in Use scope of your jurisdiction to levy assessment on my wages for some trivial act alleged" to have been committed by myself, 1 would suggest that you refrain from exercising that prerogative. The failure to do so would' force me f.o tender my resigna tion." The manager, tottering, reached for his chair, but. managed to ask what was meant. He received the answer in less flowery language: — "111 other words, if you fine me again I'm going to chuck it."
What She Expected. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
What She Expected. "Look at Her," said the ironmongery indicating a departing customer; "She' sent' her wringer here td. be repaired.' I promised it her for this week, pro vided that I could get a' certain new part' in time from the makers. I couldn't get it Now she wants me to' pay a' charwoman who came unneces sarily— half-a'-crown and twopence' tram fare. Then she wants me to; pay the laund-'y hill for the clothes." The ironmonger paused to' bTe'athe' heavily. ' "But that's not all. Her husband dines out on wash-days, and afc he dined out on "wash-day which wasn't a wash-day—you understand?—-she says I ought to pay for • his dinner; No, she doesn't ask anything else. And they call 'er the weaker sex."
In Perfect Agreement. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
In Perfect Agreement. The • nervous young barrister rose to begin his maiden addresB to tbe jury. "My unfortunate client " he stammered out. Arid there he stuck. He tried again, and, in a shaking voice, he managed to say: "My unfortunate client " and could got no farther. ^Clearing ills throat, he had another try, and for the third time he quaver ed out: "My unfortunate client-—" and again his-voice failed. "Come, come, Mr. -—interrupt ed the judge, in an encouraging tone, "proceed with your statement. So far the court is thoroughly in agree ment with yoiu!"
THE LADDER OF FAME. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
THE LADDER OF FAME. l. "Then it's true—you arc really go ing to be married?" The anguish that underlay Uie low spoken words—the stricken look ot the woman who uttered them—escap ed the notice of the mai.. who stood with his face tr the fireplace, study ing a picture on; the opposite wall. But he was not thinking of the picture at all, for in his eyes was a dreamy look^. happiness^ that told the watch er alr% /^jirely of the self-absorption that enviv 3Bd him. at "Yes," he said, slowly and lingering ly, as though he were feeding on the happiness that had come to him. "Yes, L am really going to be married; and", —turning to his companion—"I had to come and tell you first, Althea, for we've been such pals, you and'I, haven't we?" She drew a short, sharp breath, and: turned to tho window. "When is it to be—your wedding, I mean?" she asked, in a stilled voice. "In June." He laughed joyously. "Beautiful, leafy June. What better month could one have?"' The words fell like ice on the heart ...
A Warning. [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
A Warning. The dean of a certain cathedral was | one day walking through the pre cincts when he came upon a laborer at work on a small plastering job. The man looked up at him, and went on with his work without touching his cap. Tliis lack of due respect nettled the I dean, who' purposely passed the place | again shortly afterwards. Again the man failed to salute, and the dean said, reprovingly: "My man, do you know who I am? J I am the dean of this cathedral." The laborer glanced 'from, the short-1 tempered cleric to the lofty building, [ and replied: "Darned good job, too—mind you j don't lose it."
II [Newspaper Article] — Foster Mirror and South Gippsland Shire Advocate — 3 September 1914
II. "Is Miss Hazelton at home?" The trim maid-servant -who appeared at the door of the banker's substantial residence on Hampstead Heath re garded the visitor's lovely face with some curiosity and interest. She knew it well as belonging to Miss Al thea Sanden, leading lady and trage dienne at the Galasy Theatre. "Yes, miss," she smiled. "Come this way, please." Althea, a vision of delight in tawny colored ninon and lace, followed her conductress along a softly-carpeted corridor until she came to a portiere hung before an open door. Here the girl paused and, drawing aside the I curtain, "Miss Althea Standen!" she announced, in important tones, and I stood admiringly aside as Althea pass ed in with a faint silken rustle and a delicious fragrance of violets. Already in anticipation the maid was describing iii detail to her fellow servants the beauty and wonderful clothes of the famous actress, and, bubbling with excitement, she dropp.ed the curtain into place and sped away to the-kitch...