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NEW SEA TITAN. A LEVIATHAN DREDGER. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
NEW SEA TITAN. A LEVIATHAN DREDGER. The mighty modern shipbuilding works which Messrs Cammell, Laird and Co. have established at Tranmere, on the Mersey, were fitly Inaugurated on Octo ber 26 (says the "Daily Mail") by the launch of a vessel that has no compeer in the world. Her name is the Levia than, but it is hardly expressive enough; her amazing power and mission in life" seem to demand ah appellation that shall" strike the imagination upon hear ing it as powerfully as does the actual contemplation of her vyonders. . An unceasing-fight has been waged by > Liverpool's harbor, engineers with the never-ceasing inset of sand by means of ' dredgers, ever increasing in size, power, and ingenuity of construction. Now comes the Leviathan which .will lift and load herself with 10,000 tons of sand in 60 minutes from a depth of 70 feet. Pour enormous suction pipes, each 10ft. 6ln. in circumference, will wrest from the sea bed In ten minutes less than an hour the . load of a thousand ord...
Lying Initials. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
Lying Initials. Thoro is on auctioneer whoso "gift of the gab" ami native wit draw many purchasers-to his sales. But somo times ho is thp subject rather than tlio cauBO of amusomont. Tlio man's namo is 0. A. Kelley. Not long ago ho had to sell, among other tilings, a lot of pino logs, and tho day before tli3 sale bo wont over them and marked the end of each log with his initials. On tho day of tho auction an Irish man camo along and immediately no ticed tho logs, with tho letters 011 them, "O. A. K.^'.ho read loud enough for all round to hear. "Bcgorra, if 'tis not just liko Kolloy to deceivo us into belaving thim pino logs aro oakl" Mfcry bud a littlo lumb-. You vo heard this Tact before: But havo you heard alio passed her plato And. had a, little tnoroP
Tho Magistrate's Ollemma. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
Tho Magistrate's Dllomma. A man-had boon brought up in court charged with travelling on a train without a tickot. "Whcro woro your"' asked tho magjstrato, referring to his former placo o£ abode. 'In Sydney," was tho r.oply. 'X was. waiting." ^ "Waiting for whom?" "Just waiting." "What wcro you waiting for?" "To get my money?" "From whom?" "Tho man I was waiting for." "What did ho owo it to you for?" "For waiting," "How did you etarfc in waiting P" "By beginuiug to wait." "What do you mean? Explain yourself." y "X thought you know I was waiting in a restaurant." "Oh I" gasped tho magiutrato.
Making Pat Walk. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
Making Pat Walk. Pat got on tho rear end of a crowded i tratji-car, and was obliged to steady ? himself against tho door. "Movo up," shouted tho conductor | at every street, as moro passengers were taken on. Pat moved lip a step oacli time, but at tho next stop ho got mad and ho yelled back to 1 tho conductor: "Bedad, I paid to ride. | Do you expcct mo to walk all tho way homo?" i
NATIONALWTUAL LIFE ASSOCIATION. A Yoar of Marked Prosperlty.. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
NATIONALWTUAL LIFE ASSOCIATION. A Yoar ol Marked Prosperity.. Through tho courtesy of Mr. H. C. ; Evans, manager in this Slate, wo havo received a copy -of'tho 39th an nual report of tho abovo institution for tho year ended September 30th last. As usual, this document rovonla n story of unabated progross and wholo Borno expansion in ull phases' of tho Association's activities, nnd a con tinuation of conservative policy in, and prudent management of, ono of Aus tralia's most vigorous and beneficent lifo 'offices. Especially reassuring to members, and also providing stro?ig recommendation to thoso intending to assuro, is tho fact that, though tho business r.-f tho year *xeccds that of tho provious year by a substantial amount, tho oxpoiiso ratio is reduced to tho lowest point for ton years. Many of tho totals aro imposing, while tho comparative aggregates in dicate how this over-healthy office is 4>eing supported by the public, which appreciates the safo and sure path along which t...
THE DAIRY HOME-MADE CHEESE. A SIMPLE PROCESS. APPLIANCES REQUIRED. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
THE DAIRY HOME-MADE CHEESE. A SIMPLE PROCESS. APPLIANCES REQUIRED. Any Intelligent person can mako good I checse for home uso with a few cheap anjl slmplo appliances. Those.needed (or the purpose are a clcan vat, tank, tub , or can, to hold the milk. A compion , wash boiler will answer the purpose or an ordinary milk can. ' For cutting the , curd a long-handled butcher's knifoj dobs very well whero a regular curd knlfo is not available. TV0 necessary j hoop or hoops /nay bo mado of tin by i any tinsmith, .of- may be purchased from | a dealer in dairy supplies. If nothing else is available,1" holes-may be putufied ^ in the bottom of a strong, clean milk pail which has straight sides, or nearly so, ond no rim around the bottoYn. A wooden block (follower) would have to bo made to fit inside the pail to preps the curd. A convenient-sized hoop is one about six to'eight inches in diameter and eight to ten inclics high. A suit able form of . press may bo mado of a. piece of-scantling with ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
'TOPI (Under New Management.) TS E0R6E BILT 0 i "85 ECS to advise his friends ami the Travelling PttbJic that he has taken *>ossess40fl of the ubove well known Hotels -which has always enjoyed ?be rcptttatiou of being Luc" Commercial House in Finley, also one Of tta- best conducted in the district, and he trusts by strict attention to $>2s&£gs3 to merit the continued patrauage which has always been Recorded the jp>s®JL && Wines, Ales, Spirits and Cigars, are the finest procarable. SteM&y Stables. Attentive Groc-in Ceaiiies for Jerilderie, Tocanswal, -Sle5 Bcailiquiu call each day. GEOXGB MLTOK, Proprietor. THE TOCUMWAL HOTEL. FRANK STAPLES, Proprietor. TTHB best brands of Wines, Spirits,. Ales,, and Cigars kept. ~ iaainpleSvpujii. Unlimited Stabling.. Cab. meets all trains. Coaches leave here for Finley, Berrigan., Barooga, Ccnrsva & Jerilderie ' ^attetsalfs TOCUiyiWAL. . ©nljT First Class Brands of Wines and Spirits storied. r Cleanl...
A Big Block System. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
A Big Block System. After tho train had made several Buddcn jerks and-.abjupfc stops, the traveller became apprehensive. It was in tho United States, and thero had I been numerous accidents on tho lino of lato, and thcro was causo for fear. Calling tho porter ^asido, ho Baid "Sam, is tho train safe?" "Safe as any, 6ah," assured the porter. "Well, is tlioro a block. system on this road?" Sam's grin extended from oar to oar, "Block system, boss? Why, we hab do greatest block system in do world. Ton miles back wo wero blocked by a load of .hay, six miles back wo. wore blocked by a tnulo, jusfc now wo wero Mtfcked by a cow, and I reckon when wo get further soiif wo'll bo blocked by an alligator. Block system, bosaP Well, Ah guess!"
A ROUND TRIP TO WOMBEYAN CAVES. The Wonderful Gem of the South. I. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
A ROUND TRIP TO WOKYAN CAVES. The Wonderful Gem of the South. I. To the tourist or busy 111:111 wlio would betake' himself fin' from the madding crowd to sonic" spot where iimiiy days can be crowded with hours of interest lug sight-seeing, or wiiere he-may laze away the time amid comfortable sur roundings, tliq Wombcyan Caves pecu liarly- lend themselves. These bqmitiful jewel stores'of nature, hidden deep down in the valley of the main divide, may "be-comfortably'reached by road from two widely separated " points 011 tlie Great Southern Railway Line, cither in a westerly direction. from Mittagong, Bowrul, Moss Vale, etc. (78 to 87 miles from Sydney), or In a .northerly direction from Goulburu (130 miles from Sydney). A favourite trip .is to travel outwards by the western route mid return by llie southern route to Goulburn, or vicc versa, which gives the round trip so eagerly sought for now-a-days . by tourists. It is the IN THE BASIN CAVEIIN, WOMHEYAN CAVES. traverse of a round tri...
THE LIFE OF AN INVENTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
THE LIFE OF AN INVENTOR | "In connection mill my experiments with tho developments of ? motorite, I liavo had soveral pretty claso calls," Baid Mr. Maxim. When tho'life of Hudson Maxim, tho inventor of -'explosives, comer, to bo written, wo shall liavo a itory (is fas cinating as any romanco or talc, of ad venture. His has been a story of herculean battlo with difiir.ulty and dis couragement, and a conquering of ad1 verso circumstance. His oarly days irero passed in the humblest condition, on tho border lino, indeed, of. poverty, but, as Mr. Mdxim told an interviewer -as thoy.sat talking in: tho summer ; houso, "It is an old folk saying among tho Sandwich Islanders that if strong bo tho frame of tho mother, tho sons shall read laws, for tho people. ' I am happy to say; that my mother w.is strong enough'to liavo como up to tho requirements of oven .a savage. Sand wich ' Islander."'? :. I Thd ?'invontojt'besaii. lifo as a school teacher,' but soon eritbrcd tho pub* . lisbirig business...
A ZOO IN FIAMES. AT SOUTHPORT. LION HOUSE SAVED. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
A ZOO IN F1AMES. AT SOUTHPOHT. LION HOUSE SAVED. In the early hours of :thls morning (October 22) v considerable oxcitemcnt was caused at Southport by a fire which broke out among the buildings of the Zoological Gardens on the outskirts! of the town. The fire, which originated In a stable, had N\VRh!n a few minutes obtained a . complete hold of the building, and, helped by a moderate wind, the whole erection was soon enveloped in a" mass cf flumts. The" building .was occupied by a num-. her of wild animals, Including two ele phants, a dromedary, a camel, a bison, a zebra, an antelope, a Brazilian taper, and a number of deer, all of which were burnt to death, notwithstanding that the Southport fire brigade-was soon on the scene. The bodies of the animals were charged a!most beyond recognition, ~ and the total loss from this cause alone is estimate/1 at over a thousand pounds, svhile that of the Zoo was burnt out. The (lames were fortunately prevented from spreading to the lion* house...
COOL DRINKS. MAKING ICE CREAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
COOL DRINKS. MAKING ICE CREAMS. The first step toward malting Ices and Ice creams Is to purchase a freezing ma chine, The price depends on the make and size. Some machines are con structed after the manner of a churn; others are worked by means of a pivot. All save an Immense deal of time and. worry. A good plan Is to scald half the cream arid dissolve in it the sugar. Tills prevents the cream being churned to butter. Raw cream Is ^ot 'bo good for Ices. It is neither smooth nor velvety In appearance when frozen. Full direc tions for using the freezing apparatus are given with the machine. The fol lowing receipes \vjll be found useful: VANILLA ICE CREAM. Split a small vanilla bean In half, scrape out the seeds and pulp, and mix them with % lh. of sugar. Add the sugar to one pint of cream, put into a double saucepan, and stir until smoking hot. When cool, add another pint of cream, and turn into the freezer. - Two toaspoonsful of vanilla extract will do In place of the bean. STRAWBERR...
WIT & HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
WIT & HUMOR. "Pa, what's a metrical romanco^" "Well, this month's gas bill is one." * Knicker: Jones is wrapped tip in his auto;. Docker: When did tho a.ccldcnt occur? Maud : Tho second time I saw him I was engaged to him. Madgo : What caused tho dofay? Tcacher: Jlmmlo, correct - thio sentence-*-. 'Our teacher am in sfght" Jimmio:. Our tcacher am a sight. ' Ci Daisy: lie pretends to love muelc, but- bo never asks mo tb Bing. - Bertha: Perhaps that's his way of proving it. -r Ho : They aro putting Jon'eB.on to bowl. Watch his leg break. . Sho : How horrlblol It's as bad as a Spanish bull-light. . Kind Lndy: 1 hope your tflclc husband ia cheerful, Mrs Briggs? Poor "Woman: Oh, yes/ ma'am. He's one o' them homeoptimlsts. Rollingstone Xomoss: DIs paper says dat labor is ennobling. Tattcrdon Torn: Dat's all right, but I'm agin' do nqblllty, anyhow." GorUo : My brother is just awful; ho-can't keep a halfpenny. Bortie t .Ho'a boen keep-! ing ten bob of mlno a long timo now, any*' wa...
HOMELY FARE. FRENCH ICING FOR ABOVE CATCH. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 15 January 1909
HOMELY PARE. FRENCH ICING FOR ABOVE CATCH. Ingredients: 1% cupfuls of icing sugar, Julco of ono orange, and the Jui:o of half a lemon, if liked. Me thod: Sift sugar till perfectly smooth, I-ut in basin and strain the juice ov^r; teat it hard against "the side of tho basin till it will only Just drop from tho spoon when held up. Spread it smoothly on the top^of the cake, work ing round'the sides with a palette knife, which should be dipped in hot water In 'winter and cold water in summer. De corate the cake as liked, and stand It away carefully till sot. SPONGE CAKES. ' r Ingredients: 2 tablespoonfuls . of flour, 3_ tablespoonfuls of castor sugar, 2. esgs, % teaspoonful . of lemon or vanilla flavoring, % teaspoon ful baking powder. Method: Beat eggs and-sugar together for Ave minutes; add the flour and baking-powder, beat ing all together about soven minutes; odd flavoring. Have ready some small fancy- tins, dusted with a mixture of cornflour and sugar. Half fill them with the mixtur...
Sharper than the Yankee. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
Sharper than tho Yankee. For once the'American had dis covered 'something British that was hotter than anything they could pro duce, "across tho pond." His dis covery was a fine4 collie dog, . and he at once tried to induce its owner, an old shepherd, to sell it. . "Wad ye bo takin' him to America?" inquired the' old Scot. "Yes, I guess so," Bafd tho Yankee "I thocht as muclclo," said tho shepherd. "I" couldna pairt w/' Jock.". . But, wliilo they sat and chatted, at> English tourist camo up, and to him tho shepherd, sold .the .collie fQrmuch less than tho American lirid offered. "You told mo you wouldn't , sell hinf," said tho Yankob, whon( tho pur chaser, had departed. * . "Na,"'replied tho Scot; "I. said I couldna pairt wi* him. Jock'II"l)e back in a day or so, but ho couldna* awim the Atlantic." -
What Did It Matter? [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
What Did It Matter? Doing twins is tbo ambition of many a lively boy. Being triplets is usual ly a stop beyond liis intellect. " The I complications are too nummorous. One ' of ^ tho most serious is . suggested by this tale. " "So ymi are engaged," a man said to my friend, "to one of tho beauti- - ful Thompson triplets, eh?" "Yes," my friend replied. "But how can you toll them apart?" tho man asked. '-"I^don't try," Baid my friend.
THE COLDEST THING. Startling Discovery of Science. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
: THE COLDEST THING. Startling Discovery of Science. Imagine something ;)S Jnucj, co]dor than tlio^ coldcsfc thiny; hitherto known to mankind as ice is colder than boil 1 ng water, and you will liavo some idea of the extraordinary discovory with which a Dutch professor -has boon credited^ Ho is said to havo ; found out how to liquify liolium, tho rarest and most volatile of all- gases, iho temperature at Which this now &lt;-A i ln:V',y' obtained, it appears,' is ?lot) degrees -below zero, so its presenco "i; tho world Will bo' sufficient to revolutionise human lifo., .J ho liquefaction of helium, says a scientist whose opinion was taken on - ' i Question, is of tho most star.tlin&lt;r | and far-reaching significance. It I opons tho door to possibilities of winch students of refrigeration havo long been aware, but which thus far havo been beyond our reach in actual prac- I I f}00; is apparent, for example, ! I'M? iU, ,.vo 9an distribute ammonia 1 chilled bnna from ono...
FOR THEIR GOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
FOR THEIR GOOD. A regiment of soldiers Was recently drawn up ono Sunday for cliurch parade, but tho church was being re paired, and could only hold half of thorn. .: "Sergeant-major," shouted the colonel, "tell all the mon who don't want to j;o to church to fall, out on tho reverse flank." Of course a * largo number quickly and gladly availed thenjselves of. tho privilogo. . "Now, sergeant-major," said tho colonol, "dismiss all tho men who did not fall out, and march tho others to church-tlioy uocd it most."
How to Keep Cool. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 22 January 1909
How to Keop Cool. What makes one man warm makea another cool. During tlio hottest week last summer in' Georgia a gentleman walked into tho country storo. . An old- "darky" was sitting in the'blaz ing sun, in a rockingrchair, on tho piazza of tho- storo; looking: "qb com fortablo as a chocolate.. ice-cream." Tho whito man sank into another chair, and fanned himself with hia limp handkerchief. "Well, Undo Job," ho said, "1 must say that you seem pretty com-/ fortablo. How do you manage to keep' so on a day like:this?" "Massa, said tho negro, "I's think in' dat . do sun, what's makin' dis yoro heatness is a-smilin* down on all do water Trillions in Georgia, an' makin' dem jest so red an* ripo dat my mouf most cayn't kcop from swallerin1, ; I doan't min' do. heatnoss when I spbcMato* on dom water mil lions." / ' ? ' . ?