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To Fix Labels on Tin Boxes. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
To Fix Labels on Tin Boxes. curing tne Holiday season boxes of all sorts and conditions are pressed into service, even to the painted tin ones ; and It is of these I wish to speak. It Is next to Impossible to get an ordinary label to remain on it exposed to a shower of rain, as many of my readers ? ?u. r i_ *t\j uuuui. LUU1IU UUl, li.61 G IS EL very simple yet trustworthy remedy which is well worth a trial:— Beat up the white of an egg, and mix with it half the same quantity of water ; brush some of this over the part of the box where you intend to fix the label, and annly some to the label itself ; pass a hot iron over the paper, and you will find the result perfectly satisfactory.
Jellies and Disease Germs. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Jellies and Disease Germs. ' My husband, said a physician s wife not long ago,. ' chanced to see one day, standing on a shelf outside our kitchen window, some moulds of jelly cooling for the night's dinner. They were uncovered, as they were out of the rennh of nnts. n.nrl in full vlmu nf r»nr»lr'« watchful eye, but he questioned me about them, and asked If it was our usual custom to leave jelly thus unpro tected. I was obliged to reply that, as far as I knew, it was. ' Then,' he said, ' don't you know that when we medical men want to secure minute organisms for Investigation, we expose gelatine to the air, or in places^ where we have confined malignant germs ? The gela tine speedily attracts and holds them. I'm afraid your flavoured gelatine does the same. Cool the jelly if you must, but cover it with a piece of close mus lin.' And we have always done that since then.' It is to be feared that kitchen processes are sources of Illness more often than is imagined. The ave rage cook is ...
Hard to Understand. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Hard to Understand. ' Hound the peripatetic and frequently alien melody-slaughter of our streets the meshes of;the law are slowly tigh tening. Mr. Hannay explained the statutory provisions on the organgrind itifc iiinotiLivju \xun auubmciury lucidity in a cose which came before him from Soho-squaro. A householder there had been lying on a couch of pain, when suddenly upon his excruciated souses there wore borne in tiie unmistakable strains, thumps, and spasms, 'of Mr. Joseph Eden's musical instrument of torture. He sent a servant to ask the fiend to a vaunt, but lie would not avauut. Hastily donning his clothes, the fevered victim himself sought out a constable, and gave Mr. Eden into custody. Ap parently Koho-square is a happy hunt ing-ground for the organ-strumming fra ternity, who ' are encouraged by the nurses of the Hospital for Diseases of the Heart.' ' For his own part.' de clared, the injured householder, 'lie could not understand why heart-disease pat iei ts required this k...
A Real Sea Serpent. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
A Real Sea Serpent. The ' Boston Transcript' says : — Down on T Wharf, in the shop of John It. Neal and Co., is what the fishermen believe to be the only original sea ser pent ; that is. those of them who hazard any conjecture on the subject at all, for most simply shake their heads and won der in silence. It was brought In by the schooner Mary Cabral, and has since been reposing in a tub of water in Mr. Neal's loft. It is about 5%ft. long, with a round, snake-like body, surmounted' for its whole length by a fin Sin. in height. It has- an enormous tail, which it is thought would give it any speed. But its-chief- beauty is its mouth. The jaws are about Tin. long ; and the extent to which the mouth can be opened is limited only by the amount of room there is In which to open it. There are three rows of teeth, the first being about an inch long, and different from any teeth which any of the fishermen have ever seen. They, are not saw-edged, like a man-eating shark's, or pointed, like a...
Short Story. A Very Pretty Story. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Short Story. 1 A Very Pretty Story. Mrs. Western was a person of the .oddest notions. She was romantic to a fault. . Now I am not in the least romantic myself, and the consequence was that we were perpetually treading ulemish In her character that led to the upsetting of a certain capitally arranged scheme of mine. Apart from her romantic nonsense, Mrs. Weston was one of the most charm ing women I ever met. Alas ! she is Mrs. Weston no longer— but I anticipate. t She was young— 33 at the outside pretty, well-bred, well-dressed. More over, she was her own mistress, being a widow of the world of ten years' stand ing. Above all, she was very well off —her husband was old Weston, the vail way contractor, of whom everybody has heard. He had been married twice be fore, but had no children ; nor had ho any children by the third Mrs. Weston, but after six mouths of married life in her company he retired, thoughtfully, to a land In which it may be presumed railway contracting is unknown. Old...
Household Hints. Ornamental Paper Work. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Household Hints. Ornamental Paper Work. By means of certain varieties of paper, chiefly glazed brown and tissue of dif ferent shades, a pair of scissors, needle, and cotton to set a stitch for greater security at certain folds and corners, very pretty and decorative work mav be produced, suitable for ornamenting lamp and candle shades, picture-frames, &c. Mats can be made by folding tissue-paper into bands of an inch in width. Bands of two or more colours are plated closely together ; this forms the centre of the mat ; all the ends are then cut in very fine strips, and these are afterwards crumpled and crushed in the hand, which method forms a thick but light border. In this way ornamental dish papers can be made of white glazed paper. The principal material used in Japan is paper. Of this the Japanese make great varieties ; one kind resembles leather, while another might be taken for fine gauze. With paper these ingenious people make Innumerable articles — boxes, fans, scre...
All Attack of Balloonacy. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
All Attack of llallotmacy. M. Chesnay, French aeronaut, has gone through an attack of balloonacy that should last him for some time (says the ' Pall Mall Gazette'). On a recent Mon day , according to the ' Petit Bour g-uignon,' he mounted his cm- for a little spin after breakfast. The ill-conditioned venicie carried mm straignt to tne rron tier of Alsace, where German Custom house men took pot-shots at him. He threw out ballast, and the balloon shot up to an altitude of 4000 metres. He eased her, stopped her, and backed her, and she promptly humped against a hill. The hill didn't mind ; but he did. Then the balloon took him Into the teeth of a gale, and between them they nearly did for Chesnay. He tried to anchor, but the balloon preferred to play leap-frog with the ground. It smashed telegraph wires and knocked over telegraph poles, for which Chesnay will presumably have 'to pay. He lay In the bottom of the car and wished he had never been born. Then the balloon soused him in a can...
Wine Stains. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Wine Stains. To take out wine stains from damask or tablecloth your success depends some thing on the length of time the stain has been left in. For Instance, If lately done, hQldlng the stained part In milk boiling over the fire will often remove it en tirely. II ol long standing, However, the stain may not yield to anything short of the following : — Dissolve 4oz. each of chloride of lime and common washing soda in three quarts ot boiling water, in an earthenware bowl ; strain and bottle it. Put half-a-pint of this in a bowl, and in a second have some boil ing soapy water ; dip the stains for a few seconds only in the bleaching fluid and then rinse it out in the soapy water, and send it to the wash rough-dried.
Took the Shame Out of Him. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
TooK the Shame Out of Him. The following excellent'Story.: is- told of ; an English noblemari: recently deceased. The duke was once in' church i when a collection was announced' for some charitable objeot. : ''? ?- ..? ' .- \-i Tho plate began to go round, and the uuao utvrciuu^ I^M' Ulo uuuu 1ULU Ultt pocket and took out a florin',n whidh ho laid1 on the pew before him, ready to be transferred to' the, plate. Beside Win _fia,t. a little snob, who,- noticing, (his action, imitated' 'it -by ostentatiously laying a sovereign alongside1 the ducal ?florin.h ...; :. This was ioo1 much -for his'; grace,- who dipped his Jband-intO 'his pocket again and pulled out another florin, TVhieh'he' laid by tho side of the- first: : The little Bnob followed suit by laying another sovereign bestdo' tho first. -;His grace; quietly added a third florin, whioh was capped by a third sovereign on the part of the little snob. Out came a fourth florin to swell the duke's ' donation, and then.' the little sn...
"KIN A CRACK MOVE?" [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
'KIN A CRACK MOVE?' : There was company for 'dinner at Nelly's house, and they : were enjoying the first course, which tlonsisted of oyster sbiip. Nelly made away .with kers for some time in silence, until Bbe had nearly cleaned the plate, when she suddenly paused, and, looking at. her mother. aoross tut; mum. auiu, m a aiu^o nruia^jcii., 'Mamma, what you, fink P Dere'a a hair in the soup.' , . '.'_ '',., 'Hush, Neljy,' said raammfi^lrowning, ' it's nothing but a crack in the plate,,! Nelly moved tho bowl of her spoon back and forth over the supposed oraok, and then exclaimed, triumphantly: ' Kin a crack move P' ?? .. ; .?-.? ?-
Dairy Notes. The Private Separator. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Dairy Notes. ; The Private Separator, ,' From the Agricultural Gazette of N.S. W By M. A., O'Oailaghan. This ayatem of dairying is fast gaining ground here also, especially in districts where separating stations' are not very numerous, and in now districts whore dairying is not yet extensive enough to run separating stations. The system is not a good one from an exporter s point, of view, as it interferes will) the uni formity of the butter. However, wheii I raised the quuBiion at some of my lectures repently, the farmers stated that it should bo either private separators or no dairying iu many places, as it would be too far to oart milk daily to the nearest sepnr,ating station. In this question the European countries wiih their dense population of people and cattle, and with better facilities for transit, have these colonies at a dis advantage, and it is thiB as much as anything else that militates against our getting nearly equal priceB with them. Before Ihe introduction of the se...
He was a Wee Sma' Mon. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
He was a Wee Sma' Mon. Ho was a very diminutive Cockney, and lie happoned to l.e deer-stalking in the Highlands, and he engaged tho servioeB of a tall and powerful game keeper. .mo *«uy«r, in tno course or a very warm day, fooling irritated at the ways of Iub little master, gnve vent to his feelings by groaning at regular intervals at the ' midges ' whioh wero swnrming around him in myriads. 'How is it,' said the Cockney, 'that' the inidges bother you so much 1 I haven't got so much as a single bite yet.' ' Hoots, mon,' replied Donald, con temptuously, 'they maybe have na noticed ye yot.'
A Living Torpedo Boat. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
...., A living' Torpedo Boat. Nature and artifice approach each other. In fact, invention is the chief means of their mutual approach, inasmuch as invontion is merely the practical ap plication of nature's law*. At the same time it seems surpnsine to Una that' nature has devised a sub marine terpedo boat ages before man ever thought of building such a con trivance. Cuban . waters swarm with these submarine terrors of nature's mshufacture. '?? Torpedo rays they are called. They constitute one of the puzzles .of scionco. Thoy are a-very anoiont type of fishes, contemporary with the sharks. The torpedo ray is the first cousin to the common skate,, which it greatly re sembles, though very much larger. Eaoh of its big, fleshy wings contains an electrio battery, which is as truly such as any arrangement of Leyden jars in a scientific laboratory, The batteries con sist of a large number of hexagonal colls, each of which is capable ot storing a certain amount of electrical energy. It has be...
General Gordon's Pocket-Bible. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
General Gordon's Pocket-Bible. In one of the great picture galleries at Windsor Castle are several preoious caskets, among other exquisite objets de vertu. The Queen entered one day with a small book in her hand, and asked the Keeper or suose treasures which wa9 the most rare aud valuable of all the caskets. Ho showed her one mado of puro rock crystal^ , ornamented with gold and 'enamel, -^Un this caskot the Queen ?j)*ced-tb&\pia,}\ book— General Gordon's :pooket Bible', annotated and marked by his own haifd, and in this precious casket will remain the most preoioua relic of one of England's greatest heroes. It has been reckoned that if tho whole ocean were dried up, all tho water passing away as vapour, the amount of salt remaining would bo enough to cover 5,000,000 square miles with a layer one mile thick.
Training Cavalry Horses. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Training Cavalry- Horses. Every horse enlisted in the army, has to go through a course, of instruction just the same as every reoruit.' It is important, therefore, that the horse as well as the cavalryman should understand his busi ness. :?-. The animal is first given _a lesson in running round a central point with a rope tied to his neck. Balky or unruly, he is strapped and thrown to the ground. .'Later he is taught the. various gaits, is given a course in trotting and galloping. Following this, he is given bending lessons, how to passage right to left, how to turn on forefeet, and so on. In the drill the movements of the cavalry horse must-:be like machinery. He must be like a- circus horse, under standing every command of his master. Another interesting feature of training a horse is to make him lie down when commanded. In battle, horses are used by the cavalrymen as breastworks. When a horse will lie down when commanded the most difficult part of the training process is over.
Clever Men Who Don't Know their A B C. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Clever Men Who 'Don't Know their ABC. Sough and uncouth fellows as they are upon the surface, the great proportion of the cattle dealers of the north of England aro marvellously good business men, and many of them engage in transactions to + Ka nvfanf nf ♦lirm ooiiri a nnrtii fKniit-nnrlu VI IV- bAI-VUU V- lllVUOUUUa U)/UU IUUU3U11UO of pounds without b'eirig able to read or write in the slightest. ? The mental arithmetic of these same men is perfect .and. accurate indeed, for it must be recollected that they not only calculate at once: immediate prices, but railway rates and other charges, and possible profits in other markets. One man, who buys and sells wholesale to the extent of orer £60,000 yearly, can only make a feir hieroglyphics to guide his memory till he sees his clerk. Another man, a Northumbrian, the writer knew personally, could walk amongst a lot of many hundreds of sheep in pens, and tell you at the finish, within a few pounds, what the combined we'ght of the lot was...
ONLY HAD ONE EYE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
ONLY HAD ONE EYE. In a small village not a'hnndred miles from Inverness, which bpssis of a school and schoolmistress, and, also a goodly number of juveniles, the mistress was rn.t.hpr nnnnvfld bv on« of her nnnils. n young lassie, only bringing on the Monday morning one half of the sum. (twopence) . she oharged for weekly instruction. . Determined to know, the reason why, she sent her home one, Monday morning to tell her ' mither ' that she wanted another penny. . After the lapse of a reasonable time, the schoolroom door was unceremoniously opened by a red-haired Highland woman, who, leading the little girl by the hand, advanced towards the mistress in 'a manner that would have made a stouter heart than hers tremble, and voqiferated in a voice of thunder : ? Hoo daur ye chairge tuppence for a lassie that's only gotten ane e'e P'
IS JUSTICE BLIND ? [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
IS JUSTICE BLIND ? A man was accused of having stolen a pair of trousers. There were several witnesses, but the evidence was rather meagre, and so the accused was acquitted. He was told that he could go, but he remained. His lawyer, to whose success ful defence he mainly owed his liberty, 'hinted to him again that he was free to depart, but still he stayed. There being no more cases to be heard , the court was getting empty, when the lawyer, growing impatient, asked, with some asperity, why he didn't go. Tho injured, innocent man whispered in his ear : ? The fact is, sir, I did not like to move till tho witnesses had left the court.' 'Why so r '? 'Because, sir/ 1 have got the trousers on:that I stole.' ,.'