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TRUE ECONOMY. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
TRUE ECONOMY. Economy and economise are two much-used words, but sometimes, we fear, they are falsely applied. Econo my as practised by some persons is ,othing but extravagance, although one might have much trouble in con vincing the person of the truth of this statement. If one wastes time doing work which might -be employed in doing something of more importance-even though the work be very necessary-it is not prac tising economy. He might better hire some other person to have the work done 'and employ his own time at the thing for which he is fit ted. A housekeeper who insists on wash ing, sewing, and doing other things for which she is not physically able may think she is very economical, but if she gets sick, one visit from the doc tor would more than pay for several washings or hire several dresses made by a dressmaker and save her. the suffering beside. What is the use of buying a cheap pair of shoes that cost possibly half as much as a good pair, and have the soles drop- off ...
Wouldn't be Bossed. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
Wouldn't be Bossed. "But, madam," said the surgeon after the woman had recovered con scioueness in the hospital. "why didl t you stop when the crossing policen::n held up his hand? Then you woldn'tln have been. struck by thi motor car," "What!- Me stop when Jim Magin* nis holds up his hand? I'd let you know I'm -his wife, an' he never saw the day when he could bos3 me." . Mother: Johnny, you said you'd been to Sunday school. Johnny (with a far-away look) Yes, mamma. Mother: How does it happen that your hands smell of fish? Johnny: I carried home the Sunday school magazine and the outside page is all about Jonah and the whale. Memories are like books-a few live In our hearts thirough life and thte rest we read and then forget.
Just the Reverse. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
Just the Reverse. A kind-hearted andwitty clergyman; entering the house of one of his el ders one morning found the ?g'ocd old man unmercifull? whipping o'e of his sons, a lad ,'bout. fourteen years old, and he at once began to intercede for the boy. The deacon defended himself by saying that "the youth must be early trained in the way he should go. It Is best to make an imprcesion when the wax is soft" "Yes,' said the pastor, "but that. does not hold here for the whacks were not soft." The deacon let the boy go.
Horrible Torture. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
Horrible Tortuie. . Mark Twain was invited to spend a week-end with an American Senator. When he arrived he was told that his host was playing golf.. Mark strolled - out on to the links. Climbing a small hill he saw the Senator in a terrible bunker, making vain efforts ,to get his ball out of the hazard, and using horrible language. The humorist's shadow disclosed his presence, whereat the Senator looked up and said: "Hullo, Mark!" Mark Twain made the characteristic reply, "Hullo, Dante!" The simple life is the sort of thing we all think good for. other people. What a plty that in life we only get our lessons when they are of no -use. to ug.
Diplomacy. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
Diplomacy. Sunday passed. Tuesday rolled around, and still his tall form did not loom in the vestibule when the cuckoo clock was sr.unding eight. Thursday he came, and the beautiful girl was burning with wrath. "So this is the way you neglect me," she hissed. "What have you to say for yourself? Why didn't you come?" "I couldn't," faltered the young man. "I had the dyspepsia, and the doctor told me not to come." "What! The doctor told. you not to come to see me because you had dyspepsia?" '"Well, he told me to keep away fro:n all sweets." The itext moment she had him seat ed on the couch' telling him he was the nicest young man in the world.
TO AVOID NERVE TROUBLES. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
TO AVOID NERVE TROUBLES. Never sleep a- stay in a close room. When indoors remain in the sun niest and best-ventilated room--one, if possible, which has no carpet. Have at least one window open in your bedroom. Have a room to yourself when pos sible, and, at any rate, have your own bed. Go to bed early and sleep at least eight hours. Avoid draughts, dampness, dust and smoke. Keep your feet warm and dry. Don't wear a chest protector. If you have to work, take every chance to rest that you can. Avoid eating when mentally or bod ily tired, or-when in a state of ner vous excitement. Eat plenty of good and wholesome food.
FARM NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
FARM NOTES. Nature's remedies and methods for curing the ills of man, beast, or soil are always the best and mIost econo mical. Thorough preparation of seed bed, Intelligent selection of seed, and good cultivation are vitally essential and must be employed to ensure suc cess. Modern farming requires varied in. formation, as well as unflagging zeal and industry. It needs the applica tion of commercial ideas. Real suc cess in agriculture can only be at tained by keeping up with changing conditions and developing a well balanced business programme to go with the tilling of the soiL The value of straw as a fertiliser varies. No definite statement can be made regarding its value. In a soil lacking in organic matter is it of far more value than in one containing an abundance of organic matter. In round numbers a ton of straw will contain about ten pounds of nitrogen, six pounds of phosphorous, and 20 to 25 pounds of potash. The best form of lime to use for agricultural purposes is ground ...
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. Bartol Pudatng.-Beat the yolks of four eggs with half a cup of powder ed sugar, the grated rind and Juice of one orange. Add to the stiffly beaten whites or the eggs, half a cup of flour and half a teaspoonful of baking pow der. Mix thoroughly, turn into a.but tered tin, and baeao for twenty-five minutes in a moderate hot oven. If you have a cake tin with tube in the centre, or a mould with hollow centre, use this for the baking. When done, remove from the mould, fill the centre serve with whipped cream. Tapioca Snow Pudding.-Three tab lespoonfuls of tapioca soaked over night in a cup oL cold water. (If pos sible buy the Minute Taploca, which does not require more than a few minutes' soaking.) Boil one quart of milk, stir in the tapioca and let it boil; then stir in the yolks of two eggs beaten with a cup of sugar, sea son with lemon, turn into the serving lish, anl cover with a meringue made of the whites of the eogs and sugar. Serve cold. Transpare...
A MAN'S FAVORITE. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
A MAN'S- FAVORITE. A man may not acknowledge it, but he secretly admires the girl who is her mother's right hand in house hold matters, and who is not above taking an interest in the most trivial things in connection with home du ties He likes to think that the girl he hopes to marry can, in an emer gency, turn her hand to anything, from cooking the family dinner to making her owvn clothes. He wants her also to be unselfish enough to give up her own pleasures to benefit an other, and not consider herself ill used at having to do so. This girl can sometimes talk of more import ant things than dress, and can listen intelligently when deeper subjects are introduced. Matrimony has its storms and trials, and to weather these storms something more than a merry heart and a nice complexion are need ful. "You tell me," said the judge, "that this is the person who knocked you down wit'h his motor car. Could 0dou swear to the. man?" "I did," returned the Complainant, eagerly, "but he didn't st...
George Ade's Quarters. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
George Ade's Quarters. George Ade was showing a report er over his apartment at the Chicago Athletic Club. "Wonderful! Superb!" Such were the reporter's ejaculations before Mr. Ade's rugs and p!eturcs. At the end of the inspection, in answer to an euthusiastic compliment on his taste, Mr. Ada said with a laugh: "Married men ha1ve better halves, but we bjachelors arave better quar ters, oh?"
A DESERTER. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
A DESERTER. A private of an infantry regiment deserted one night when he was oh guard at the depot in England. For eight years afterwards he followed the sea as a fireman, and on his last voyage his ship put in at Bombay where he and his mates went ashore. They all imbibed, not wisely but too well, of fiery native spirits, which, combining with the heat overcame them as they were making for the city and their ship after an excursion into the surrounding country, and they all fell into a drunken stupor by the roadside. As they slumbered stertorously, a European infantry regiment marched by, the soldiers glancing curiously at the tipsy sleepers, and some of the Tommies shouted jokes at the oblivi ous firemen. -. One of the soldiers glancing at the seamen as he swung by, started, half halted, recovered himself, and march ed on, but looked back over his shoul der at one of the sleepers. "What's them atter?" asked a ser geant in the rank behind, seeing the look of half-doubting recogniti...
THE VALUE OF COURAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
THE VALUE OF' COURAGE. SA great ?eal of talent is lost in the world for the want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves a num ber of obscure men who have only re mained in obscurity because of their timidity, which has prevented them from making a first effort, and who, if they could have been induced to begin, would in all probability have gone great lengths in the career of fame. The fact is that, to do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand shivering and thinking pf the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. It will not do to be perpetually calculating risks and adjusting nice chances; it did well before the Flood, when a man could consult his friends upon an in tended publication for 150 years, and then live to see his success afterwards, but at present a man waits, and doubts and consults his brother and his par ticular friends, till one fine day he finds that he is sixty years of age; that he has lost so much time in c...
The Heart of a Girl. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
Tlhe Heart of a Girl. By HENRY FARMER, Author pf "The Money-Lender," "12a Quiltry Street," "Bondage," etc. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER I. Affaira, financial affairs in parLicu lar, were at a more tilan usually low ebb with the Price fanuly, and Queeme Price was teeling badly de lj-sise as ice qulLed one of toe bacKc eairances to oeite and Co.'s drapery estaUIsameat in Oxiord-street. Sne was not given to moping, but the strai of her home hie and the struggle io make botn ends meet were begininlg to tenll, and, also, odi this night sue was dead tired and sur tLeraing trnm "shop" headache Volte and Co. had just concluted their grdat winter sale. T'Ihe strain-had been greatest on the last day; the crowd bewidering. Folk out for bargains at sale-tune are tnclinued to forget mact shop-assistants are composed of niesn ana slood. lany ofI Queenie Price's fellow shop-gtrls, who lived in, envied her her uome hlie, but they did not re alilse waat a depressing, dreary home it was, now hard t...
TO SWEETEN THE BREATH. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
TO SWEETEN THE BREATH. Children should be taught to use a tooth-lbrush and some good dentrifice after every mneal, and especially be fore 'going to bed at night. There are few things more offensive than an un pleasant breath, and few things easier to avoid, if proper care is given the teeth. One of the cheapest and most enective dentrifices is common table salt, and lif used with a good brush re gularly very little else will be needed. There are many dentrifices in the mar ket at reasonable prices, and many of them are very good, but some of them are harmful, and it is.well to make one's own dentrifice. If the gums are tender and inclined to bleed easily, select a brush adapted to their tender condition, and do not give them excessive friction. Your dentist will tell you a preparation ~for hardening the gums without harming them. There are some gums so tender that a hard brush injures them. The teeth should be brushed downward from both sides of the upper teeth, and up ward from bot...
HEALTH NOTES. THE NOSE AS A HEATING APPARATUS. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
. HEALTH NOTES. THE NOSE AS A HEATING APPARATUS. No stove or furnace that was ever made by man can equal in effeiency the human nose. For the nose, in the space of three inches and in two sec ualds o Ln:me, can raise the tempera ture of the air it draws in nearly fifty degrees, and at the same time satur ate it with moisture and thoroughly purify it. It is also a perfect biter, and thus the most important guardian of the body against disease. All air that is breathed into the lungs should be at a temperature ot nearly 30 deg. Fahrenheit. Cold, dry air is fine for the outslme of the Ibody, but has no place in its interior. In neating the air the nose works on the principle of a steam coil. It is not merely two tubes leading up into the neac, and so down to the throat, but from the bones on either side three twisted bones curl out into the pass age, one above the other, each coated with elastic cushions of blood-vessels and tiny glands. These form coils with a great, hot, damp surface...
A NEW ANAESTHETIC. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
A NEW ANAESTHETIC. There has recently been discovered a new anaesthetic, which prevents pain after an operation. It consists of a solution of quinine and urea hy drochloride, and before the surgeon begins to operate it is injected .around the affected region. The discoverer says that after the patient has recov ered from the effects of the general anaesthetic the solution gives entire freedom from pain, and that it pro-. motes rapid healing. He believes that it will prove valuable in accident cases, since it will stop the pain in crushed and fractured limbs, and will frequently avert fatal shocks. Injec 'tion of I:te new compound is not fol lowed by intense pain, such as the ad ministration of cocaine often causes. If, after thorough tests, the new an aesthetic proves to be effective and safe, it will be of great benefit to mankind.
HEART PALPITATION. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
HEART PALPITATION. it is rarely, if ever, that palpitation is due to any disease or weakness of the heart. It is almost invariably the result of nervous or.digestive trouble. The 'beat of the heart arises within itself. There are nerves in the mus cles of the heart, and they regulate its bating, although the speed or rate of the beating is not of their choosing. If they were not held in check they would set a rate about double that which is actually maintained. The heart is supplied from the brain with two pairs of regulating nerves. One pair, the cardio-motor uerves, actonly to spur up the heart to quicker action. They are usually inactive, waiting the occasion for applying the spur. The other pair, the cardio-inhibitory nerves, are alwvays in action. It has been said that the heart runs in a pair of tightly-held reins, and the simile is true, for these nerves check the speed. Fear; wairry, disorder of the stomach or nervous system cause these cardio-inhibitory nerves to re lax; th...
NEW YEAR'S DAY OUTINGS. LAKE MERAN SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
NEW YEAR'S DAY OUTINGS. LAKE MERAN SPORTS. Lake Meran is an ideal spot for a holi- day and as usual the surrounding cenutres of Kerang, Boort and Quambatook fur- nished their quota of pleasure seekers to make up the record attendance at tlhe New Year's day gathering. A picnic unrder a shady tree on the banks of such a beautiful lake was the main attraction, but for those who were that way inclined a good sport programme was provided. A. J. Ruff of Benudigo won the double in the footracing events in line style. HI. Wood won the 100 yards swimming event after anu exciting contest. His brothers annexed the 75 and 50 yard events. The diving for a saucer was another keen compeition anrd was won hy J \Whitelaw. who also won the long distance dive. There were big entries for moest of the other athletic events and no less than five persons guessed the weight of the sheep. Considerable inter est was taken in the Scottish events which were won by the Misses Nanucar ro.v and Gillies. MIr T. Ho...
Calendar for 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
Calendar for 1914. Owing to the issue of our Olhrislmas souvenir the publication of our annual lictorlal calendar has been delayed. It will, however, be forwarded to sub ectibers in next Tuesday's issue. Tue pictures are well up to the stabndard of previlous years and are representlations of paintnmgs by well known Australian artists, while the calenar contains useful information in regard to dates and fix tures for the year "From Manger ,o Cross;. The maguiticent tilm, From Mlanger to Oross, depltintg the hlife of Crist wilt bhe snown by the Melba Open Air Picture Co. in tue Town Hall to-morrow night. The pictures for this film were taken at great cost on the spot where the many events occurred and are described as most realistic portrayals of various scenes in the life of Our Saviour. A description of the pictures by the Rev. W. Jt. Jackson appears oi page a of ,his issue. Fattners, and Citizens' Trustees Co. At a meeting ofdirectors of the Far mers and Citizens 'T'rustees Comnany...
DISTRICT NEWS. COHUNA. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang New Times — 6 January 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. COHUNA. At a meeting of the Cohuna cemetery trustees, Mr James Dalton was appointed sexton as from 1st January On Friday evening last Mr H T Rust opened a new billiard saloon in Flight's buildings, Main Street, and two up-to- date Alcock tables have been installed. Mr Reeve, who has had charge of the Church of England at Gunbower for the past nine months, has been transferred to Tongala His successor is Mr Rogers, of the Bendigo Theological Hall Some two years ago the Sunday morn ing services were discontinued at the Co- huna Methodist Church owing to the meagre attendances In response to a re- quest from a number of his parishloners, Rev Egan Lee has decided to resume the morning services as from Sunday last.