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A SALT BEAKING PLANT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
A SALT BESirrN'G PLA-«'T. i The following is an extract from s report of an inrerview a reyresentativf! or tlie 'Brisbane Courier' had last r/esJi with Mr J. Leahy, member for Bulloo:' Some . specimens of a salt bearing plan! were brought ia by the member for Bulloo to be submit ted. to Mr F. M Bailey, The Government Botanist. Ths plant bears a pretty little blue flower, and on it3 leaves crystals of salt, '''i had not seen it in the west before,' said Mr Leahy, 'but it grows very profuse ly, ana tns man wno snowed it to rtu i told me that he was with a party win1 had some fresh meat, but no salt, and were longing for the latter when an old bushman went away, plucked . a fevs sprays, and coming back shoolc them over the meat, which was then nicely salted.' Mr Bailey's book, 'The Queensland^ Flora,' describes the plan! as Frankenia pauciflora. There are 'dif- ferent varieties; hut the varietv found by our great botanist at the Georgian ia said to be 'thickly, but loosely, in crusted ...
A POETS LOVE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
?Jt nJETS LOVE STORY. The story of Dante Gabriel Rossetti'i ove and courtship is being told again But i 13 well worth repeating. 'VVher ;he poet was a mere boy lie fell in lov« ? Saving a poet s gift, he sang a poet'4 .ove in pimicwas sonnets and verses tc she lady. t?he 3red young, and by hei vrish the manuscripts ' of these poem/ wrere placed in a casket, and laid unties her head, so . that even in the last Vlwp they should be, as they alwayo liad been, kept .bepeath' her pillow. Years passed hy_ and Eossetti's fame grew until «very; hue tvho prized his writing most asked him' i'6r copies of the songs that had been horied. iio had kept no copies, or thej had been lost. At all events, lie could turnish none, and when they asked him to re-write die vorsos he declared thai 110 was utterly unable to do so. At last his friends importuned him for parmission, to have the original manu scripts exhuraed. He consented, after some hesitation, and all the noeo.ssary preliminaries having been ...
JOAN OF ARC. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
Joax ok Arc. By Ida Farrell, Grade iV. Once .upon a time there was a girl whose name was Joan of Arc. tibe was very brave. When she was 'small she used to look after the sheep for her father. When she grew up she led a large army against the English people. When she saved France the king signed a paper for her to be burnt. They thought she was a witch so they burnt her. . (To be Continued.)
THE INDUSTRIES, OF AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
The Industries of Austsaiu. By Leslie Brown, Grade V There.are more sheep in Australia than any other country in the world and therefore it sends away much wool, tallow, hides, and plenty of frozen meat, The most noticeable place for sheep is New South Wales. In many parts of Queensland sugar cane is grown. There is a lot of gold found in Australia, and ninny other minerals. But it would take' up .many pages to tell all that is found in Australia,
4On a Calm, Still Night. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
On a Calm, Still Night. It was indeed a beautiful night. The gentle zephyrs played musically amid the delicate fronds of the turnip-tops, and wafted 'from far-distant fields the subtle perfume of the luscious onion and the fragrance of decaying cab bages. ' 'Betsy,' he whispered, as they sat together on the fence surrounding Mrs. Filliean's bie-stv. ' 'ow beautiful you be! Jes' think of it, Betsy! When us be married us will have a pig of our own! Think of that, Betsy!' 'Ian,' she whispered, a note of re sentment in her voice, 'what -do I care for pigs? I sha'n't want a pig whe.i I've got you!' ; Then all was silent once more, save for the musical frolics of the zephyrs already mentioned.
WHEN PROPOSING [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
WHEN PROPOSING Don't mention the weather. Don't select a chair on the other side of the room. If you . hold her hand, don't keep Swinging it up and down while talk ing to her, as if you were hammer ing something. - ' . Don't mutter to yourself. Don't' begin by saying that you have something on your mind. Don't be impulsive and try to force her head on your shoulder before the psychological moment. Don't address the window-pane. Don't clasp your hands together. Same with your lips. Don't take one of her hands in both of yours. Don't keep your eyes fixed persist ently on the end of her nose while you're talking. Don't refer, even remotely, to the cost of living. It is bad taste to im ply that love in any sense is bound by natural laws. Don't pull the braid off the best sofa pillow. Don't sit for a long time without | saying anything.
TROUBLES OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
TROUBLES OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND. The Bank of England, 'the great est monetary establishment in the world,' has had iti troubles, notwith standing its great financial strength. It has passed through many perils. At various times its notes have been at a heavy discount, its credit has been assailed, it has been threatened, with impeachment, and it has been attack ed by rioters. The first 'run' on the bank occurred in 1707. Other panics or runs occurred in 1745, 1797, and 1S25. In 1832 the Duke of Wellington was unpopular, and four men placard ed the walls of London with the words, 'To Stop the Duke, Go for Gold.' No body kuew exactly what it meant, but it produced a tremendous run on the bank. At one time the bank lost £320,000 pounds through the forgeries of one man, and still more another time, by the forgeries of another man.
DR. WOODROW WILSON'S ANECDOTE. Electrifying a Western Audience [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
DR. WOODROW WILSON'S ANECDOTE. Electrifying a Western Audience Governor Wilson, the scholarly De mocratic candidate for the Americau Presidency, enjoys a good anecdote, much, and the telling of it better. His private secretary is an amusing young man, with a name which seems to leap from the pages of some populav novelist. Tumulty he is called. The other day Dr. Wilson was chat ting at his seaside home with the corps of newspaper correspondents, and Tumulty egged on the Governor to relate a story which electrified a popular Western audience a few weeks ago. 'We had been discuss ing the problem of the high cost of living,' said Dr. Wilson, 'and I had remarked that what we needed to do was to find a solution. Then this story popped into my head, and I couldn't resist telling it. It was one of those hypothetical questions which the English weeklies are so fond of printing with the query, 'What would you do, in the, same circumstances?' 'The hypothesis was this: A young man had come to ...
HOW TO GROW OLD GRACEFULLY Secrets of Perennial Youth. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
HOW TO GROW OLD GRACEFULLY j Secrets of Perennial Youth. A London newspaper remarked re cently that, in order to reach a ripe old age, you must be born Young, and cited instances showing that the Youngs beat all other families in the matter of longevity. As most of us, however? are deliberately ignored when it comes to the choice of par ents and name, it becomes necessary for those who wish to discover the elixir of life to search for other se crets of happy old age. Jiivery man ana woman, or course, are to a great extent a law unto them selves in the matter of health; but there is one fact which should be borne in mind by all who wish for a long and healthful life. You can only grow old gracefully by remembering that you are growing old. In other words, regulate your habits accord ing to your years. There is no doubt that many men in the forties and fif ties take years off their lives by at tempting to live according to the me thods of men twenty years younger. As Mr. H. H. Riddle,...
USES OF SALT. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
USES OF SALT. Salt may be said to be a pauacea, so many and varied are its uses. A pinch of salt on the tongue, fol lowed ten minutes afterwards by a drink of cold water, will cure a sick headache. It hardens the gums, makes the teeth white, and proves generally efficient. By adding a little salt to the water, cut flowers . may be kept fresh much longer than usual. By using very fine, dry salt as one would snuff, bad colds, hay fever, and kindred affections may be relieved or cured. A shallow teaspoonful of salt dis solved in a cup of hot water will re , lieve dyspepsia, heartburn and indiges tion. Strong salt and water will revive an unconscious person quicker than whisky or brandy. Salt and water held in the mouth will stop hemorrhage of the gums after tooth extraction. By washing the mouth and throat with salt and water before and after using the voice, public speakers and singers find , their organs greatly strengthened. Salt and pineapple juice will cure mild -cases of gastriti...
Question of Appropriateness. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
Question of Appropriateness. 'In your sermon this morning you spoke of a baby as 'a new 'wave on the ocean of life.' ' 'Quite so — a poetical figure.' 'Don't you think 'a fresh squall' would have hit the mark better?' Education begins the gentleman, I but reading, good company, and re flection must finish him. The. man who is bluffing his way through the world is hated most bit terly and despised' most deeply by the man who is trying witho.ut success to do the same thing. One of the most pitiful mistakes young girls make in regard to mar riage is the not infrequent sacrifice of themselves in the belief that they will be able to reform dissipated lives. How many broken hearts have follow ed mistaken efforts of this sort to save a man from drunkenness or other de basing follies, - none of - us can ever reckon. ... .. . . - ^ ~ -* Vi
SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
SELECTED RECIPES. Potato Soup. — Eight potatoes, two quarts of stock, one small turnip, two large onions, one parsnip, one heaping tablespoonful of flour, one tablespoonful of chopped parsley, one cupful of milk or cream, one head of celery, seasoning of salt and pepper. Have the stock boiling in a soup pot, add the potatoes sliced, the turnip, celery and parsnip, all cut small; pour boiling water over the onions, and al low them to drain for five minutes, and add them sliced. Allow all to boil for two hours very gently, then strain, rubbing the vegetables through a sieve. Mix the flour smooth with a little milk, then add the rest of the1 milk and mix, then the parsley and | ?seasoning of salt and pepper, add all to the stock, and stir over the fire till it has boiled . for eight minutes, and serve. Boiled Leg of Lamb. — Select a fine fresh leg of lamb weighing about five pounds. Soalc it in warm water for rather more than two hours, then wrap it in a cloth and boil for one hour and...
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKETS FAT SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKETS' TAJ SHZS7. 36,000 yarded . Prime, shorn cross breds were in good request for ship ment to Tasmania, while best shorn . merino wethers were moderately represented, and met with steady competition for local requirements. The bulk of the supply consisted of medium £nl useful grades, ewta largely predominating. The demand was not so active, and prices ruled ftom 6d to 1/ per head under last week'd rates. The 'decline in values was most pronounced in woolly sheep, which sold at prices ranging from 10/ to 22/, a few to 26/. Quotations for shorn sheep: — Prime crossbred we thers from 15/6 to 17/, extra do, do. from 17/6 to 18/9, good do. do. from 13/9 to 15/3, second and lighter from 11/6 to 13/6, prime crossbred ewes from 13/ to 14/6, extra do. do. from 15/ to 16/, a few higher, good do. do. from 10/9 to 12/6. second and lighter from 5/6 to 10/6, prime merino wethers from 13/3 to 14/6, extra to 15/3, good from 11/ to 12/3, second 1 and lighter from 9/6 to 10...
News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
News and Notes. ? : ? 0 ? It's a difficult thing to stop a eountry dance. You can Bet one going with a one-lunged accordeon or a sciatic piano, a clay floor and four couples, bnt you can't stop it short of calling out the artillery. It was a raffle at Long's, and the terpsichorean gyrations were set in sc ion at seven in the evening. An hour later Long's big black bull, Tarball, hitherto an aimable brute of a medi tative or archaeological tarn of mind infuriated by the wailings of Meegan's fiddle in combination with the new red blinds, charged the north corner of the wattle-aud-daub dicing-rooom, and hit a hole throngb Long's humble home that you could back a cab in, Discovering his error, when once inside the room among familiar faces, Tarball allowed himself to be ex? tracted by the tail. It took seven j men to do it. One set of the Lancers was overset and sprained by the bull rush. The rest resumed it-B contor tions. Long's high hall (7ft 4in.) was lighted by an ingenious chandle...
When the Trial Came. THE STORY OF A MAN'S DESPAIR AND A WOMAN'S LOYALTY. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
^lien; tfie ' Trial Came. - l- THE-STORY OF A MAN'S DESPAIR rAND A WOMAN'S LOYALTY. : v , S 'Marriage is all very well when the V'.-.-man.;, .finds the right woman,' said , Rossitei'. 'Then, I'm all right,' remarked Dick Greville, .with a happy laugh. A contemptuous snort broke from Appleton, the oldest man present. I 'llow do you, know?' he demanded. Dick Greville sprang up. ? /'Look here,' he began, but Apple ton stayed him with a gesture. ' 'My dear lad,' he said, 'I did not mean to suggest anything against your wife. My words may have been unfortunate, but what I meant was, that until the trial comes no man can know whether he has got the right woman/' 'I be;? your pardon, Appleton,' said Dick, gazing into the lined and wrinkl ed face of the old clerk. They were several members of the clerical staff of a large London iirm, - and were seated in a restaurant, smok ; ing after haying had lunch. . L ..'.'They say one should not speak .e,vil ' of 'the' ? dead;' said -Appleton slowly,...
WOOL SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express — 25 October 1912
WOOL SALES. New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co. Ltd. held their third sale of the current series to-'day when they submitted a catalogue of some 3000 bales. Although a few well grown, sound wools were included in the offerings the selection generally bore unmistakable signs of the ad verse season experienced through Riverina and the Northern Victorian districts from which parts the bulk of the supplies was drawn,' Compe tition, more especially on Continental account and for crossbreds in par ticular, which comprised a large part of the catalogue, was exceptionally keen and practically every lot sub mitted was cleared at prices which compare favorably with those ruling last week. Our top price for the day was l2jd this being secured for the leading' line of the comeback of Glen vale over W G from Gosgrove, whilst the well-known ' Bundy ' clip from Deniliquin sold at 12 i for merino fleece and lHd for lambs. Australian Merchantile Land and Finance Co., Ltd,, report t — At onr s...