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HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Before cooking dried fruits, such as apricots or prunes, soak them in boil ing water instead of cold, and when cooking add a teaspoonful of vinegar. This improves the flavor. A troublesome corn can be eased by a poultice composed of a thin slice of lemon .vorn over it during the day. •To remove a rusty screw, first ap ply a very hot iron to the head for a shore time, then immediately use the screwdriver. To test tiie purity of coffee, pour cold water on it. If the 'water as sumes a brownish hue it may be con cluded that there is chicory 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 sponge off, and all trace of the ink will have disap peared. Cayenne papper is excellent to rid cupboards of mice. The llocr should be-gone over carefully, and each hole stopped up with piece of rag dip ped in water ■iii'J then in cayenne pep per. For chapped hands take two or i'.rne slices of i- plac...
FEATS OF THE BLIND. Sightlessness Not Necessarily a Handicap to Success. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
FEATS OF THE BLIND. Sightlessness Not Necessarily a Handicap to Success. It is really wonderful what the blind can learn to cla for themselves. Quite lately, a blind, deaf and dumb Sirl wrote to the secretary of the in stitution where she had been trained to tell her that she was staying in the country, and was greatly enjoying .the games of tennis a:ui croquet. It is well known, of course, that El len Keller is similarly handicapped, yet she is one of fhe most learned women in the world, and her books are net only read in America. Britain and ill,-.- Colonics, but arc translated into many foreign languages. She has declared that if she met a person in iae Desert of Sahara whom she had met but once before, ahc would knov.* insiantly who it was by iheir charac teristic scent! In -Vow York a blind barber is do ing extremely, well, and it is saiJ that he has quite as few siips c»f the razor as the average barber who has all his faculties. In fact, anything which re quires great delicac...
III. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
III. •'Thank heaven the wedding's over," remarked Colonel Brown as he sat at breakfast the following morning. 'We've had the house upset tor weeks and now we'll hope for peace and com fort. It's a great relief to feel,wo got through the day without a single hitch. I never saw Mary look nicer. Wonder how she and Alfred are getting on? Now that the little girl is married we will hope that unfortunate propensity of hers " "A telegram for you, pater," said Harry, coming into the room. His father tore it open. Hla face grew crimson as he slowly read out: "Mary lost yesterday at Swakeleys Junction; wire if with you to Non-tip Hotel, Strand, London." "Well, of all the " he began ex- I plosively. "It's no earthly use your getting into a temper, my dear!" said the mother resignedly. "But this really out-Herods Herod! Couldn't she even get through her wedding day without " "It may not be her fault. We have no particulars yet." "We know that Alfred is at the hotel alone, looking and feeling a ...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
The instant after Alfred had got out of the train at Swakelevs Junc tion a lady had entered Mary's com partment. She was stout, grey-haired, and wlieezy, and the" first thing she did was to shut the windows. Alfred detested shut windows, so Mary took J 3 hasty prowl down the corridor to see if there were an empty compart ment into which she could move their belongings. She quickly ascertained that there was no room elsewhere, and, sudden ly remembering that she had left her handbag on the seat unprotected, hur ried back.v The stout lady was step ping dowii on to the platform, but apparently she was returning, for her wraps were piled up on the seat she iiad chosen. She had not a pleasing face. Mary snatched up her bag, feeling she had been rash to leave it there unguarded. 1 hope my five-pound note is safe," she thought, utterly forgetting that Alfred had taken charge of it. She searched for the note, naturally failed to find it, and grew crimson with an ger and distrust. "The wretc...
THINGS MIGHT HAVE BEEN WORSE. The Tale of An Ill-fated Five-Pound Note. I. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
THINGS MIGHT HAVE BEEN WORSE. The Talc of An Ill-fated Five-Pound Note. B1 HELEN LEWIS. All her life JIary Brown had sliowu a peculiar faculty for getting into trouble. Even in childhood Bhe gave evidences of this deplorable charac teristic. When no one else dreamed of whooping, or mumping, or measling, sure as fate. Mary would hob nob with the fiends who produced these unpleas ant symptoms, bring them home, and nearly die of their attentions. At the age of ten she entered into confidential relations with a burglar, an indiscretion which resulted in the loss of all the family plate and jewels, and some painful hours spent by her self gagged and locked up in the coal cellar. Later, she had to be denied the usual girlish pastimes. If ever she bathed, someone had to plunge in after her and. with considerable rislc to his own life, save her from drown ing. If ever she rode, either she came to grief or there was a horse to be paid for. If ever she played hockey, .either she injured herse...
Not a Banquet. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
Not a Banquet. A story Mr. Taft tells is about n number of old men who. having been schoolboys together, thought it would be an excellent plan to liave a New Year banquet together in memory or old times. The most enthusiastic "old boy" among them went to the banquet ex pecting to have a pleasant evening talking over schooldays, but he was bitterly disappointed. One man had a troublesome heart, iu>i he would talk 'of nothing else; another had gout; another had a bad liver: another v.as worried about his kidneys; another's • indigestion mono polised his attention: and c:o on, each had trouble with fcv'o organ or other. When he returned home somebody i;:,«>d the enthusiastic dm -how ho had enjoyed the banquet. "Banquet'." he exclaimed bittc-rly. "It wasn't a banquet, it was an organ recital!" Mo'.her: Here is the man for that e'.ock to be repaired. Get""it for him. Tommy: Where is it? Mother: Upstairs, ot course. Tommy: Oh, 1 thought It had run down.
BOXING CHILDREN'S EARS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
i BOXING CHILDREN'S EARS. A physiological journal some time :igj condemned the practice of boxing children's ears. The passage of the ear is closed by a thin membrane, specially adapted to bo influenced by every impulse of the air, and with nothing but the air to support it in ternally. It anyone designed to break or overstretch the membrane, he oculd scarcely devise a more effective means than to bring the hand sudden ly and forcibly down upon the pass age of the ear, thus driving the air violently before it, with no possibility Tor it3 escape but by the membrane giving way. .Many children are made deaf by this practice.
GIRLS' HAIR. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
GIRLS' HAIR. i The care of a girl's hair during her childhood has mucli to do with ns later beauty. With the exception of an occasional clipping or singeing of .he ends where a tendency to split is :ioJcoable, the growth of "the hair should not be interfered with. The jld idea tnat it ought to be cut short in childhood is not now entertained, except in special cases. It is unwise to trust the daily comb ing of a little girl's hair entirely 10 liiu nurse, certainly not without fre quent overlooking. Hasty combing injures the hair by breaking it. It should be carefully brushed out, ,tlie hair being separated into strands if it shows a tendency to mat. If the coinb, at the end of the operation, has gathered a considerable amount of Knots and snarls and long hairs, the method has* not oeen proper. It is possible to brush out a tangle of locks and scarcely lose a hair, but it takes care and patience. It is also unwise to wash the hair :oo often, a3 it makes it dry and brit tle. Profuse p...
TO GIRLS WHO FAIL TO PLEASE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
TO GIRLS WHO FAIL TO PLEASE. To girls who, for some undefined reason. Tail to please in a general way, though here and there they may gain a friend, an admirer, a lover, and who would like to feel a conscious power to attract a certainty of social success at any time or place, there is this to be said. To begin with, a soft voice and a quiet manner are desirable; sympathy is not easily expressed in boisterous tones cr a bustling-mannered demean or. Given these, there are few precepts to remember. Do not ask a series of deliberate questions, but try to ascertain what subject interests your partner in con versation, and if you know little or nothing of it, be sure that an intelli gent listener Is always appreciated. Even the dullest-seeming man, the most raw youth, has some coign of vantage where he feels at home; and if you lead him to talk of this, and you demonstrate' the fact that he in terests you, you increase his self-re spect, you convey a pleasant tingle of self-satisfaction,...
DAIRYING. POINTS IN CHEESE-MAKING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
DAIRYING. POINTS IN CHEESE-MAKING. For hard-pressed cheese, wliere a ripe milk is required, it is best to use night and_ morning's milk mixed. In the case o'f making cheese from sweet milk, such as some varieties of un pressed cheese, It is often most satis factory to use one meal's milk only. The rennet must 'ue very carefully added to milk that is overripe, as the acidity in Uie milk stimulates the ac tion of the rennet, making It work very quickly. Unless great care Is exercised, the milk will be over-stlr red and rendered useless for cheese makmg. It*is most Important that the curd be of uniform consistence throughout, and this is obtained by judiciously stirring in the rennet and taking pre cautions to prevent the temperature of the renneted milk falling. Keep the vat covered, and water a little warmer than .the milk in the vat jacket. Whey from cheese making may bo set in tanks, and the cream skimmed off the next day, before using the whey for pig-feeding. Whey cream can be ma...
WALLOWING TANK. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
WALLOWING TANK. The pleasure that a pig gets out of wallowing In shallow water Is taken advantage of by some breeders to keep them free from vermin. A tank Is made of convenient size. It is ad visable to have it under cover—a shel ter roof of iron, enough to keep the sun off it, will do. The tank is par tially filled with water, and the sur face of the water is covered with kero sene oil. When the pigs wallow in this they get sufficient oil on them to destroy vermin. When necessary, the oil and water are replenished, and the tank, of course, requires occasion al cleaning. To prevent the forma tion of mud-holes, the ground sur rounding the tank should be surfaced with concrete.
THE PIGGERY. MONEY IN PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
THE PIGGERY. MONEY IN PIGS. The rearing of pigs was the sub ject of an interesting paper read by Mr. P. Gamlin recently before the n.embers of the Otakeho (New Zea land) branch of the Farmers' Union. Pigs have tlie reputation of being dirty animals (said Mr. Gamlin). but if properly housed and looked after, are one of the most profitable, as well as the most interesting, products of llie farm, and it is surprising how few farms have a really well-equipped pig gery. It seems where the pig is con cerned "any old thing will do." The extra profit will soon repay the small expenditure on a good comfortable house. For general requirements 1 consider that a building 30ft. x 7ft., with wood floor, divided into four compartments," three for breeding sows, each _Uft. x 7ft., a rail placed about 10 inches out from the wall and the same distance above the floor is necessary to prevent the sow from overlaying her young. The remain ing space, 12ft. x 7ft., I use for a fat tening pen, each compart...
WOMAN'S WORLD. TO KEEP A WIFE HAPPY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
WOMAN'S WORLD. TO KEEP A WIFE HAPPY. Keep all. pre-nuptinl promises. Give her a bank account—however small—as well as yourself.! Go Into town oftener than once a week. When away from home write or telograph daily. Take lier with you on business and pleasure trips. Be more polite to her than to any jther woman. Itemember that she likes flowers, sweets and books. Don't criticise her hats and dresses. If you have only a shilling yon don't waste it when you spend it on her. Be faithful in all things, generous, consideraLe and loving.
Both Done. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
. Both Done. A married couple were frequently in disagreement on the subject of meals, each usually suggesting a dish tor the Sunday dinner which the oth er did hot approve. One Saturday the man came home from market with a basket. "You needn't worry about to-mor-. row's dinner any more, Maria; I've got it." "And so have I, George! You were so undecided." "Undecided! 1 told you what I wanted." "Wei!, I mean you didn't decide :is I did. So I bought a goose." "Why, so have I! I told you I'd like a goose." "Well, now we are agreed for once, anyhow." "Yes; and I suppose we'll have cold goose and stew for the next fort night!" They relapsed into their usual si lence. "Do von want a few cloves in the apple eauce with your goose?" the wife asked on Sunday morning. "Your goose. you mean."' "No. I don't! It seemed eo absurd to have two geese in the house, that 1 sent mine to Aunt Jane." "What! Why. I scut mine to Untie •foe!" To suaightrn their hats is the first impulse of feminine humanity ...
Coursing. FIRST MEET OF THE SEASON A GLORIOUS OUTING. STAKES DIVIDED. OFFCIALS.—President, Mr. R. P. Nicol; vice-presidents, Messrs. A. Henderson, Geo. Barry, G. F. Saner, and Dr. Rutler, stewards, Messrs. C. Morse, C. Barlow, Jas. Rodgers, A. Henderson, G. Davis, C. R. L. Stockwell; hon. judge, Mr. A. E. Hodder; slipper, Mr. E. J. Wright; hon. flag stewards, Messrs. Geo. Collis, junr., E. Ruby; field marshalls, Messrs. R. P. Nicol (chief). A. R. Devonshire, H. Bland, E. Ruby, W. Cole, G. Shaw; Fred. C. Grano, hon. sec. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 22 May 1914
Coursing. FIRST MEET OF THE SEASON A GLORIOUS OUTING. STAKlvS DIVIDED. Offcials.—President, Mr. R.• P- Nlco1 • vice-presidents, Messrs. A. Henderson, Geo. Barry, G. lr. Saner, and Dr. Rutter, stewards, Messrs. C. Morso, C. Barlow, Jns. Rodgers, A. Henderson, 0.. Davis, C. R. L. Stockwell; lion, judgo Mr. A. 13. Hodder ; slipper, Mr. K. J. Wright; lion, flag stewards, Messrs. Geo. Collis, iunr, E. Rubv ; field marslialls, Messrs. R. P. Nicol (chief). A. R- Devonshire, H. Bland, E. Ruby, W. Cole, G. SIlaw ; Fred. C. Grano, hon. sec. "Wednesday was a perfect day tor outdoor sport, and those who met on Mr. Nicol's Seldrui estate spent a plea surable time. Later in tho day the number was swelled to over sixty horsemen and ado/.en vehicles. There is 110 doubt about the popularity of tho sport, and the thanks of all are due to Mr. Kicol for placing his very fine property at the disposal of the South Gippsland Coursing Club. The first trials were witnessed in the vicinity of "Flcinington Hi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 27 May 1914
IF .. OUT OF GEAR WOLFE'S-SOHNAPPS" Spells Perfection in Liquor. It is a Popular Tonic. G. ?muiL Deafer, VARRAK/3. CASH BUYER OF ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. EXCHANGE Harness of all descriptions Spring Uart. Furniture 1V»S- Pulings. Singlo and double seated l!uggies I 1 Jatform .Scales, JJuUock Tackling FOR Either GKAliV, CUAFF, POTA TOES, HIDES, SKTNS, WOOL, BARK, TALLOW, Ac. FIREWOOD." PREPARE POR THE WINTER AVI NO an extensive Plant, ;!;;d any i-r -L iniantity of timber, B. L._ HILLE3ERG, I _ "STar-ram, Is prepared to supply wood sound Fire wood, freo from knots, in any le;i"ths and I m any quantity. A GUARANTEE OF 50ft. TO THE TON Orders loft at the Co-operative Sto-e or Manager Butter Factory, will have prompt and en refill attention. PILES CURED WITHOUT OPERATION JUST Imported, direct from London THE OH. VAN VLECIv TttHK'-'' FOLD ABSORPTION TREATMENT for I lies, IJ/cers, Kis' uis, Proliipi-e, Tumors, Chrome Constipation, an,I other Rectal troubles. The V„u Vkvlc C\>. has the la...
NOTES ON GIPPSLAND HISTORY. ANGUS McMILLAN. Explorer of Gippaland. NO. 45. Founding of Port Albert and Birth of Alberton. (Since previous articles on these subjects appeared much valuable information has been received, and is given below. This and the succeeding article will therefore supplement the earlier ones under the same titles). [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative — 27 May 1914
NOTES ON CIPFSLAND HISTORY. By KEY. GEO. COX, Hon. Socrotary, South Gippsland Sub-Contrc, Historical Society of Victoria. angus McMillan. Exploror of Glppalond. NO. 45. Founding of Port Albert and Birth of Alberton. (Since previous articles on these sub jects appeared much valuable informa tion has been received, and is given below. This and the succeeding article will therefore supplement the earlier ones under the same titles). A " survey of the shores oE Corner Inlet and the adjacent waters " was car vied out by "Tlios. S. Townsend, assis tant surveyor," and "transmitted [to Sydney] in a letter dated 27 til Decem ber 1841." Some particulars concerning this plan have already been given (see No. »);, . This plan and letter were accom panied by a report from the Surveyor General, Sir Tlios. Mitchell, and for warded to the Colonial Secretary. A copy of that report has been kindly furnished by 11. Selkirk, Esq., of Lands Dept., Sydney, and is ns follows :— " Surveyor-General's OiBce. ...