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KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. Cleansing with mustard Is said to remove Urn smell or fifh from notR. If a knife is placed under a tumbler or glass dish, boiling milk or water can be put in without breaking the glass. Rusty-looking silk can be mado clean and new-looking if sponged with the water in which potatoes have been boiled. When boiling eggs, wet the shells thoroughly in cold water before drop ping In the boiling water, and they will not crack. After washing lamp-chimneys, try polishing them with dry salt. This gives the glass a brillinnt shine and prevents it from cracking. Fat or suet will keep sweet for a much longor time if separated from the skin, finely shredded, and mixed with flour. • Keep In a dry, cool place. A good way of stiffening the bristles of hair-brushes after washing la to dip them Into a mixture of equal quantities of milk and water, and then dry before the fire. To remove fruit-stains from table cloths and serviettes, apply powderod starch to the stained parts, and lea...
SPOILED CIGRETTERS [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
I j M'OII.liO C1GAI1KTTES ] Judgment for £40 was given against I the Great Eastern Hallway Company 1 in the City of London Court yester day (reports ''The Daily Express," December 22). In respect of 100,000 Rus sian cigarettes which had been stored In their warehouse at Harwich.- and had been spoiled by becoming mildew ed. The plaintiff was Mr Toomey, cigarette importer, of Baslrrghall street. The lOO.UOO cigarettes remained In the warehouse for more than twelve months. Then he found that they were useless and unsaleable through mildew. Defendants denied that the mildew could have occurred while the cigarettes were in their custody, but the Jury found for plaintiff.
COST OF GREAT ARMIES. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
COST OF GREAT ARMIES. Tho not cost of tho British Army, | according to estimates for 1013-14. i amounted to £28,220,000. Tim esti- i mates for tho Navy for 1013-1-1 wore I placed at. .C-lG.SOfl.UOfl. Tho estimated military expenditure of tho Gorman Empire in the budget for 1012-13 amountod to .£47,77*5,200, excluding expenditures on Colonial troops. The Gormnn naval estimates for 1012-13 amounted to £20.250,S00. Tho military budget of France for 1012 showed an estimated expenditure of £40,010,700 for the military eatnb" lishment. Tho navy estimates for 1913 amounted to £18,400.000. Italy during 1912 spent about £8,271,800 on her navy, and about £15.842,038 on lior army. Tho military budget of Russia, or dlnary. and extraordinary amounted in 1011 to £55,950,918. The Unssian naval expenditure In 1913 amounted to £18,143.390. Tho army estimates of Anstro-TTun gary for 1911 were £18,710,200, and for the navy £5,135,712. The military expenditure of Japan for 1911-12 was about £13.000,000...
EXPENSIVE ELEPHANTS NEW RECUSATIONS FOR HUNTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
EXPENSIVE ELEPHANTS NEW RECUSATION:? FoR HUNTERS. Th»- wh.;.- man is no longer trev ;o shoot elephants at his win and pU-a j sure in French West Africa (.says the ! Paris correspondent of the "Daily; I Nevrs and Leader"). The Governor1 I ha* issued severe provisional rejrula- j i tions. pending the promulgation o: a! [ decree on this' subject. i Every European who has a regit-' j lar licence to carry arm?, and who i wishvs to hunt elephants, must make ! a declaration and pay a tax fixed by ' the district governors, which must not ! be loss than £40. This is only good i for one year (.or less, if the decree I is issued before the lapse of h year), j and only entitles the holder to kill | two elephants. Every elephant shot. I in excess of the two must be de I clared. and paid for at :he rate of I at least £-0 per head, and not more j than Jive in all may be killed in the j The spoils of an elephant killrd in ; self-defence must be handed over to j the district authority.
LAMPS TRIMMED AND LIGHTED. VICTORIAN FINANCIAL POSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
LAMPS TRIMMED AND LIGHTED. VICTORIAN FINANCIAL POSITION. Holilm! tho public doors of tlio Trea suries oT the Commonwealth and tho Stale there aro many interesting con versations thesu &lt;lay», When times aro prosperous ?ui&lt;i revenues aro abounding tho Federal treasurer doef not trouble to call upon tho State Treasurer, and tho various Statu Trea mirers kro hut little of one another. Kaeh Treasury 1ms mitllclent revenue for all its purposes and calls upon each other are as rare as amongst far mers' wives in harvest time. It is different when revenue is falling and steadily ebbing away from the expen diture. The diilleulty of public fi nance is that the revenue varies but the expenditure is fixed. More than that, where it is not fixed tho move ment. of revenue is at times downward hut tho expenditure Is always upward That is the position this vear all over Australia. For at Kaist five years the revenue has been climbing in all the Treasuries. Tho expenditure has cl...
CHEF'S MASTEKPIECE [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
CHEF'S MASTEKPIECE Epicures all, but not all gourmands, assembling In stronpr force at the JJoyal Adelaide Gallery, Gattl's, Strand, on Saturday, when the le Diner Saint For tunat, organised throughout the worhl. and held the same evening in 127 cen tres. under the auspices 01" 1-e Carne'. d'Epicure and the l*iKtie des Gour mands, '''.,c.s celebrated. The menu was almost exactly similar to that of last vear, hut a special disli was that o. «ucl:inir pi- stuffed with chestnuts, ba. iev. and liver, with sauce of poos berry and horse-radish. This was pro nounced by the epicures as the piece de -e«lstanc» of the evening, and the chel was highly complimented upon his ex cellent serving. The menu was pre clselv as was beinv; enjoyed by members of llie League assembled in other f'ties in the world. Father, teuchinc his six-year-old son arithmetic by giving a problem to his i to listen. Fatner: wife, K'j-'x ; :t - . (r-;I'lyin? absently); Hysu-rU-s. live more, what would you have?
ONE WHO PRACTISED. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
iONE WHO PRACTISED. A little girl was sent In a hurry for the doctor the other dny. and. whon «*he reached the steps of the nhvaj clan's house Rhe found there a dootnr of divinity, the pastor of the church which aho attended. "Well, my little girl." said the min ister. who recognised the child, "what 'a tho matter? Nothing serious, I hone." "I don't know for sure." said tho girl "Only we*can't find my tennis ball anywhere, and we think tho baby has swallowed it" "Dear me!" exclaimed the reverend irentlemnn, much amused. "And so vou want the doctor. Woll, I'm a doc* tor. Won't I do?" The little plrl eyed him for a moment In a brown study, as thouch the idea was new and might bo pood. "No," she said, at last, shaking her head with decision. "We want a doctor that practises, not one that preaches." Sandy MacPherson and his wife were, discussing his drinking habits, wh»jn she.said to him:— "Sandy, you know I never mind much when you get gentlemanly drunk, hut only when you got so boast*...
PANAMA CANAL [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
PANAMA CANAL Wjthotu pomp or inaugural coro mony. ami unknown anybody ex cept those persons directly concerned, the Panama Canal has been navi-; pat«&lt;l from the Atlantic to the Paci-. tic for the first time by a stenmer under Its own power isays the New York correspondent or the "Daily; Telegraph" on January 9). The vessel, thus honored is the old French ship lAlexandre Lavalley. built in 1SS4. ' She Is a steamer of U'C'O tons, has1 a single screw and funnel, and is equipped with three biff cranes. i The Alexandre Lavalley started her trip from the Atlantic entrance early in December, and. after making various stops on the way, to help to clear away small landslides, pro ceeded through the Pedro Miguel Mirailores locks to the Pacific, thus making" the firs: trans-isthmian voyage. Although May had been set as the month for the official opening of the canal, it Is not believed here that the' waterway will be available for general commercial use by ships of large draught unt...
NEW DISCOVERY. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
NEW DISCOVERY. The wife of the great botanist beamed at him across tho supper fnble. "But these," she exclaimed, point ing to the dish of mushrooms that had '>een set before her, "arc not all for mo, are they?" "Yes. Mabel," he nodded. "I gath ered them all for you." She beamed upon him gratefully. What a dear, unselfish old husband ho wan! In five minutes she had de molished the lot. At breakfast next morning ho greeted her anxfously. "Sleep- all right?" he Inquired. "Splendidly," she smiled. "Not sick at all—no pains?" ho pressed. "Why, of course not, Archie," she responded. "Hurrah, then!" he exclaimed. "I havo discovered another species of mushroom that isn't poisonous."
SUFFOCATED BY CAT [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
SUFFOCATED BY CAT A verdict of accidentally suffocated by a cat was returned at an inquest at Rowlands* Castlv, near Portsmouth, v-ith regard to the infant son of a laborer named Strott-.-n («ays the , I "Daily Telegraph"). The baby wa." left ! In bed by the mothtr, who presently i wi-n: uf-.-tairs acain. She so. v.* a | strange cat Jump o.T the child's face. ! and or. examination the baby was found to bo d»'ad.
BACILLI IN CLOTHES DUST [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
BACILLI IN CLOTH DUST In the latest issiir. of the Buffalo "Sanitary Bulletin." Dr. F. E. Fronc zak mentions some experiments do vised to show* the dangers of clothes' dust- Clothes soiled with dried tuber culosis sputum were brushed in .such a way that guinea-pigs inhaled the dust. Garments having sputum from two to four days old infected all guineu-pigo\ In proportion to lentnh of time over four days the- infectiousness dimin ished, thouzh one pi? was infected from sputum dust that had been drv. ln£ on the cloth for sixteen d&vs.
AN ORCHID WITH A FEEDING TUBE. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
AN ORCHID WITH A FEEDING TUBE. What is probably the most extra ordinary plant over discovered grows in Paraguay, it- Is an orchid that take* a drink whenever it feels thirsty ijy letting down a tube into the water, tiio tune, when not in use, being coiled up on Ok.- top o£ the plane. The leaves art: .sharp, lance-head shaped, growing ail round the root anJ radiating from it. From the centre of the plant hangs a long stem, about one-thirty-second of an inch thick, the lower end of which lk>* in the water to a depth of about lour inches. When touched, tlit? centre stem gradually contracts and convulsively rolls itself up. lint more surprising yet is the ob ject and construction of this stem. On clo.se examination and dissection it has boeii found that it is a long, fclcmk-r, Hat tune, cellular in con struction, open at the outer end, and c:(jiuit:ctL(i at the inner end to the rooi.s of a series of hairlike tubes. Wh'.-n the plant is in water this tube wiij gradually unwind till it ...
DAINTY DRESSING SACQUE. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
DAINTY DRESSING SACQUE. The dainty sacquo shown here can be mado in two styles. For the more attractivo version the back U made open, the sleeves ill shorter length, and n graceful laige collar is used as a. trimming. For the othor the neck is made liigli and finished with a email rolling collar and the sleeves aro made fail length. They are sew ed into deep anrihoics. The back Is slightly fltteil. M. Thorp and Co., solo agents, 101 ColJjns-sli'eot, Melbourne, have Butter iok's paper pattern 5978 in sizes from 32 to H Inches' bust measure. Price lOd. posted. A recently-invented safe that will float in ease of shipwreck is a stcei cylinder divided iuto two compart ments, one air-tight, the other to hold valuables. It will give a new meaning to life if we learn to think of it as continu ous, unending, running on without in terruption through death and beyond Into eternal years. Tills makes it in ihiiteJy important that wo live well, doing nothing that will prove ail eter nal blot or e...
BABIES KEPT BY PLAYING CARDS [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
BABIES KEPT BY PLAYING CARDS You think this is a curious state ment, but read on. By far the largest foundling hospital in the world is the one at Moscow, which provides ac commodation for no fewer than 14,000 iufants, at a cost of about £100,000 annually. Oddly enough, the whole of this sum is raised by means of a tax on play ing cards—a strange instance of how In some cases, at auy rate, good can result from evil. For llussia Is a great card-playing country, and there are many gambling institutions and social clubs where the stakes run high, lint the manufacture of every card used is a Government monopoly, and all importation of these articles is strictly forbidden. Ab for the children who are sup ported out of the proceeds of this tax, it is pleasing to hear that the greatest possible care is taken of their health and well-being iu every respect. The asylum itself consists of sev eral largo four-storey structures, built in the form of a hollow square about a very beautiful strip ...
A JAPANESE LEGEND. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
A JAPANESE LEGEND, Three sacred treasures lmvo been handed down from legendary ages in the Imperial House of Japan. With out the possession of these no one was eligible for the Imperial throne. They are a sword, a mirror, ami a jewel. The sword is a symbol of courage, the mirror of clear wisdom, and the jewel of the virtue of love. There is an inteersting legend which purports to account for the origin of the sword. In early ages, about three thousand \ears ago, there was a large and eight-headed dragon in the moun tains of the izumo Province in Japan. Us eyes looked fearful and bright as the moon, ami on its back very old moss and bushes were growing. This dragon was so big that when ii fitrctehed its body it reached over many canons and ravines. Every year it claimed many victims. There was a half-ruined but noble family, "Mountain God" by name. An old father and mother were weeping very sadly, looking at their young and beautiful daughter, the princess. At the same time a Prince ...
A Slight Acquaintance. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
A Slight Acquaintance. As au instance or tuo "marrying in haste" prluciple that obtains in some American cities, an English lady who visited Chicago relates how her maid, who accompanied her, quickly be came imbued with the desire to be come Mrs. Somebody. One morning she appeared before her mistress and, with glowJng eyes, announced that she had named the day and would become a wife at the I end of the week. I "Are you going back homo, then?" i the lady asked. "Oh, no, ma'am; it's an Amorican gentleman," replied the maid. "But," remonstrated her mistress, "wo've only been here a fortnight." "That's, no matter. He wants tho wedding to bo on Saturday." "Well, cau't you get him to post pone the marriage Just a little till I can get another maid?" "Well, ma'am, I'd like to oblige you, but, yo see, I don't feel well enough acquainted to ask him to do that." The moisture of tho eyo is a strong solvent. Many persons have gono to bed troubled with a foreign substance in the eye and have aw...
THE TURMOIL Published by arrangement with Ward, Look & Co. Ltd., Lon. and Melbourne! All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXIII. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
THE TURMOIL By PAUL URQUIIART. Published by nrrnngomont with w;lrii Look & Co. Ltd., 1,011. and Melbourne! All Rights Rosorvoil. CHAPTER XXIII. I have novor soon anything of 011 ornl von ICIotz from tlmt day to tills. Von Bach also Irns ftono completely out of my life. 1 Imvo novor hoard that ho has fulfilled another mis slon to England to excite tlio nerves of tho "National Jleylow," and 'o cause tho War Oflleo a Rreat deal of nmusoment. I stispoet that tin fien oral must liavo closoly questioned lilm aftor that llttlo Interview in my rooms on tho Qual n'Orsay, am! eli cited tho humiliating information that ho lind 'been bamboozled from first to last. Tho incident, I Imagine, brought Von Unch's official career te ' an abrupt cloao. At nny rato, I havo soon nothing moro of him. The departure of my two vlslto-s found mo In a better tompor. There Is nothing llko a mild quarrel to brace tho norvoa and to Bivo ono tho sense of optimism which blurs niui's troubles and eases one's...
A Slight Token of Appreciation. [Newspaper Article] — Nagambie Times — 25 December 1914
A Slight Token of Appreciation "John," said the manager of a largo stores to the liveried official whose duty it was to staud all day at the door and usher the customers in, "you have now been in our service for twenty years." "Yes, sir." "And you've always been prompt and honest. In fact, 1 may say, you've earned for the firm thousands of pounds." "I've always done my best, sir," re plied John, respectfully touching his forelock. "And now, John, wo're going to do something for you." "Thank you, indeed, sir!" cried the smiling porter. But the manager waved such ex pressions of gratitude aside. "Yes, Johu," ho continued; "we pro pose to allow you to wear five Btripes of gold braid upon your sleeve in stead of three!"