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THE LAST STRAW. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
THE LAST STR4.W. A quaint Scotch minister was given somewhat to exaggeration ia the pulpit His clerk reminded him of it= ill-effects upon the congregation. He replied that he was not aware of it and wished the clerfc, the next time he h.Vf q g,vefts c°uBh ^e way of a I hint. Soon after he was describing ' HtTsaid * fox0B' teiU together. 7 ' /OI03 in those days ware much 'd ''y t'1 «™iein-)',oame.frt ln tbe clerk's desk. That is, continued the preacher, 'ac cording to their measurement; but bv ours they were fifteen feet long,' ?Ahem!' iouderthan before. 'But, .-.s you may think this eitra vagant, we'll just say they were ten feet.' 'Ahem ! ahem !' still more vigorous. Xh«. parson leaned over the pulpit, and, shaking his fingers at the clerk, said .? 'You may oongh there -ail night Ion* mon; 1 U aae tak off a fiit ,-raore. Wwild ye hae the foxes wid nae teels at a' f 1
Science. REMEDY FOR SEA-SICKNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
Science. REMEDY FOR SEA-SICKNESS. JflflppNY one who has suffered from a ! severe attack of sea-sickness will be grateful for any means which offer a prospect of relief. The i following remedy, suggested by a Rus sian physician, ie guaranteed to be an effectual means of curing the worBt cases of sea -sickness, and of avoiding it when the Bymptoms first begin to appear. The remedy oossists of taking Ion? and dent) inspirations. About twenty breaths should be taken each minute, and as dftep 1 aB possible. After thirty or forty in spirations have been taken, tbe symptoms will be found to abate, and in a few minutes will altogether disappear. If the symptoms reappear, tbe deep breath ing should be at once resorted to. If tbe testimony of the dozen or more persons who hate tried the remedy can be be lieved, speedy relief should in all cabee be obtained.
WEAK ANKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
WEAK ANKLES. Weak ankles are the result of a slight deformity of the ankle joint and foot, chiefly due to a weakness of the muscles of the leg. It is a common affection in children of a weak constitution, or of heavy infants after tney have begun to walk, while the muscles and soft, pliant bones are still unable to Bupport the weight of the child. In tho common form of weakness of the ankles the joints appear swollen, the ankles project out ward, and the feet turn inward, and the ? child has a tendency to walk on tbe inner edge of the foot. This is a condition which reqtureE medical advice, for if not properly treated it frequently develops into a more serious deformity, causing the child much paiu and misery in after years which might have been avoided by a little timely management. When the symptoms mentioned aro noticed the child must be prevented from j Etanding or walking until the joint bones I have had time to consolidate and the muscles to strengthen. Bathing the ankles in :...
ARE GEESE INTELLIGENT. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
1 ABE GEESE INTELLIGENT. Dr. B. H. Ward remarks a curious habit in animals, not famous for intel lectual brightness. 'When passing a village stream, he noticed at the water b edge, on the very muddy shore, a busy crowd of geese eagerly feeding on some scraps mostly so covered with mud, sand and adherent filth that even a goose knew too much to eat it, or else could not swallow it. So each bird that round a piece too dirty to eat picked it up and deliberately carried it down to the water, sometimes a yard or two distant, to wash it.
THE OLDEST LIVING CREATURE. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
THE OLDEST LIVING CBEATUBE. | This title is the prond distinction of a giant tortoise in the Zoological Garden. It weighs over a ton, and has certainly lived fer 150 years, perhapi a good longer. The structure of the tortoise contri- i butes a good deal to hie chances of longevity. His shell is really an outside skoleton, which grows and hardens with his growth, and a large tortoise is practi cally Bafe from injury by any other animal. He has no teeth to worry him by aching or decaying ; his limbs are so constructed as to be elmost unfracturable ; he cannot bo drowned : he is capable of fasting for long periods, and is provided with an internal repervoir of water.
Naturalist. SOME QUEER BIRDS' NESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
? ? ? ? jut — : — — ; ? Naturalist, SOME QUEEB BIRDS' NESTS, f^N the suburbs of Lil'e- a nest was found that was comphsed of white __ wool and strips of paper from a telegraph office situate several miles away. Near a large factory a very curious nest was found. It was constructed almost entirely of watch springs, and could not have been nearly so comfort able as another, built near the yard where a large St. Bernard dog is kept, whioh was made and lined with tufts of hair from hiB coat.
RED PICKLED CABBAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
' BED PICKLED CABBAGE. Cut the cabbage into slices on a chop ping board. Set it upon a dish in layers with a sprinkling of salt over each layer. Let it stand for one night, then put it into a stone jar. To every 4 quarts of vinegar add ac ounce of sugar and 2oz. of mixed spice ; heal this mixture almost to boiling point, and when cold pour over the cabbage, which must be well covered by the liquor. It is fit to be eaten in seven days, although it improves with keeping, and i should be of a lovely colour.
SHORT STORY The Bronze Bus!. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
[?] The Bronze Bast. * Cranleigh must go I' confessed tho . owdit gloomily. ? There's no help for it ! Aad the sale will not only bring in a certain sum of money — which is useful en- u,b, Heaven knows — but it will end a heavy strain upon the income. Why, merely to keep up the gardens runs into nearly two thousand a year !' ' But you'll hate to part with it, Dolly/ deplored his sister. ' We shall all hate you to part with it. What jolly times we had there as kiddies ! Dear old Cran leigh ! And since then — only last Christ mas! Wasn't it lovely at Cranleigh latt Christmas, Dick P' said Lady Eva, turi-- ing to her fiance. ' The happiest moment of my life cam' to me at Cranleigh Court,' Dick replied promptly, smiling back at her. And thu girl blushed and smiled, too, in no huoit of doubt as to the special moment - ?- which he referred. It was in the library of Craaleigh Court that Dick Davenant had proposed and been accepted on the preceding Christmas Eve. 'By the way, Davenant,' sai...
P A. and H. Association. SPECIAL MEETING OF MEMBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
P' A-, s;l3 ». SS33Sii!it3n. Srr.eUL Mxxtixg of Mrctfuis-iB. A (special general meeting of the finan cial members of J ho above t:?:-k place, as advertised, ou Saturday afternoon last. There was a fair attendance. The object with whteh the meeting had bwu called was deal \vi-' h n-ilice.; of motion by Mr. W. Kassi-U t ibled some time brick to the following effect. — '? That the wording ot rulos4 and 6 of the society read as follows: — R'jlis 4. — The annual meeting of tne members seven to form quorum, shall bo hill on tho first Saturday in August at 1 p.m. 14 days notice of which will be giveu by advertisement in local paper or bv circular, for receiving the -animal re port end accounts for the past year duly audited ; Ihe alteration ami amendment of rules (if notice in writing has been »iven 7 days prior to date of mooting) ; tho eh etion of members o[ members of members of committee ('25) and auditors and for tlie transaction of ordinary busi ness. The financial year shall termina...
Varieties. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
Varieties. Melbourne, which consisted of thirteen huts, and was known as Beargrass. at the time of Queen Victoria's acoeBsion, is now classed as the seventh city of the Brif-Uh Empire, coming in after London, Liver pool, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, and Calcutta. It is found that the X-ray shines through a fox terrier as if he were a Chinese paper lantern. The experiment was tried on an animal of this species which had swallowed a diamond ring, the trinket appearing twinkling in his midst — visible as a fly in amber or goldfish in a glass globe. One of the most beautiful sights in the world is the annual migration of the butterflies across the Isthmus of Panama. Where they come from or whither they go no one knows, and though many dis tinguished naturalists have attempted to solve the problem, it is still as strange a mystery ks it was to the first European traveller who observed it. Towards the end of June a few scattered specimens are discovered flitting ont to sea, and as the...
HOME-MADE TOOTH PASTE. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
HOME-MADE TOOTH PASTE. A nice tooth paste or a sweet-smelling tooth powder may be reckoned among the toilet articles which are the delight of every well-organised woman. i But the best tooth pastes are expensive, and many a woman has been compelled to buy something less dainty than she wanted, because she could not afford to buy the gilt-edged variety. The following is a tooth paste whioh may be highly recommended. It is sweet smelling, woe tasting, and cleansing, without having in its composition an in gredient which could possibly harm the teeth. Indeed, it is so mild that those who require a 'gritty' pasta must add pumice-stone to the compound. For this tooth paste get of powdered orris root a quarter of a pound, of pow dered myrrh two ounces, of powdered white soap three ounces, of powdered saffron one ounce, and of oil of lavender two drachms. Mix with one pound of precipitated chalk. This makes quite a larve quantity. But it keeps well. For the delicate teeth of children a goo...
Housekeeper. HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
Housekeeper. HINTS. ? STflSEATHEB chairs may be brightened A |/gjj and revived by rubbing them J*TM with the white of an egg. Leather bookbinding can also be improved by the same treatment. To Remove Blood Stains.— Use olear cold water at first, then soap and water. ; To Bemove Ink Spots.— But one or two drops of oxalic acid on the spots, rinse in several waters, and finally in ammonia. To Bemove Grass Stains. — Allow the j spots to remain saturated with alcohol for a little time, then wash in clear water. To Bemove Ink Spots from Gingham. — | Wet the spots with milk, and cover them with common wait. Let stand some hours, I then rinse in several waters. I To Bemove Claret Stains from Table | Linen. — As soon as possible cover tbe stains with salt. Let stand a few min utes, then rinse with cold water. When darning woollen hose make the threads one way of stout thread, with the j [ crosB-threads of woolen yarn. The result is a firm, smooth darn, which looks and i wears wall. To Bemove...
Sketcher. FACTS ABOUT MODERN GUNS. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
Sketcher. FACTS ABOUT MODERN GUNS. SgsWrO rapidly has improvement followed improvement in armament of I recent years that really few civilians can talk 'guns' without putting their foot in it. Everyone knows, of course, that all modern gunB are rifled, but how comparatively few know what exactly rifling is! If they did, very probably they wonld be profoundly puzzled to aocount for its action on the projectile. The adoption of ruled ordnance un doubtedly marked an epoch in the history of warfare, so startling ia its superiority over the smooth bore. Just compare the two. The latter had of necessity a gaping bore to accommodate the clumsy round shell of its period, which shell un leaving j tbe muzzle had to cope with most deter mined air resistance, and rarely survived a . journey of a mile without going j seriously astray. Many on reaching i their destination had the life thumped out of their time fuses, while again, in other cases, the fuses burnt in such leisurely paid-by-timefaBhi...
THE BISHOP. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
THE BISHOP. I An amusing story comes from the West of England. A lady, whose establishment is very suiall, invited the Bishop of Gloucester to dinner recently. She en gaged, for the occasion, the services of au old butler, who had retired and become a greengrocer, and of a boy who knew nothing of waiting. Tbe boy was as nervous as he was ignorant, and annoyed the old butler by constantly asking for instructions, until at last the man, in a tr oment of im patience, said, ? Stand behind the Bishop's chair, and when hiB Lordship takes a glass of wine, wipe his mouth with your napkin !' Tho boy took tbe jocose reply for a serious command. He stationed himself behind the Bishop^ waited till that dignitary had drunk a glass of wine, and then, as deliberately as his nervousness would permit, wiped his lordship's mouth.
Eugowra Police Court. FRIDAY, MAY, 16TH. (Before Mr. Sharp, P.M.) [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
Eugowra Palica Court. Friday, May, IOjtt. (Before Mr. Sharp, P.M.) Arthur Morton, alias Miller, on re maud, was charged with stealing one bag of flour the property of tho Railway Commissioners, from Manildra railway stotiou. Mr. John Robinson (Forbes) appeared for the accused aud Constable Johnson for the police. Accused was committed for trial to the Forbes Quarter Sessio.is to he held in July 8th. Bail allowed, self iu £-i-J, and t\vo| sureties of £10 each. j
NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
NOTHiN# TO DO WITH IT. ? How are you to-day ?' asked a Scotch minister of one .of his parishioners on meeting him on the road. ' Gey weel, sir : gey woel,' replied John, cautiously, 'gin it wasna for the rheu matism in lay right leg.' 'Ah, John, be thankfu', for there is no mistake you are getting old like the rest^of us, and - Id age doesn't come alone.' ' Auld age, sir.' returned John. ' I ?wou'er to hear ye ! Auld ago has naething to do wi' it. Here's my ither leg just aB auld an' it's quite an' soople yet.'
FROM HIS POINT OF VIEW. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
FROM HIS POINT OF VIEW. An old lady of Edinburgh employed a I gardener to cut the grass in front of her house. She gave him strict injunctions to cut it short, remarking ; ' An inch at the bottom is worth twa at the tap.' Having finished hiB work to her satis faction, he was asked into the house. After paying him, she offered him half a [ glass of whisky. He eyed the qnantity in the glass, and exclaimed : ? Fill it up, mom, it**? no like tho grass ye ken ; an inch at the tap is worth two at the bottom !'
WEIGHT OF THE MOON. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
WEIGHT'OF THE MOON. Not long since, in a large board school . the inspector was examining a class in astronomy, and he displayed his gene rosity by offering five shillings to the boy who answered the following question : ? What is. tha jveight of the moon t' 1 All remained silent a few minutes, and no ^ono answered. The inspector was getting a little irate, when the smallest boy in the cIsbb proved equal to the occasion, * Please, eir, the moon only weighs a ' hundred weight.' Inspector: *How is that, little fellow?' ' Well, sir, you see it has four quarters.' He got the five shillings. Grump : ? Do yon call this steak fit for a Christian to eat ?' Waiter : ? We hain't anxious about the religion of our customers, sir !' The production of soap in England ib : sbjut 45,000 tons per week, of which be tween 3000 and 4000 tons are made in London. Mistress : ' Bridget, you have alto gether too much company down here.' uiiagei: - sure, mum, it don't be my fault that yuro kitchen's a trifle...
Weir at Guda[?]. [Newspaper Article] — Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder — 23 May 1902
Weir at GtsiSaS, The following communication, has beew received by Dr, Ro^s., M.P. — Public Works Department, Sydney, 7th May. 1902. — Sir,— With reference to a letter' dated 13th-Febniary last, from tho Coun cil Clerk, Cudal, further respecting the desirableness of constructing a weir at that, place, I have tbo honor, by direction of the Minister, to inform you that an officer from Sydney specially visited ! Cudal to inquire into the matter, and if. j is reported that the water to be impounded is suitable for stock only, and this is now ] easily obtained by pum ping from shallow wells on the flat, near the creek, while the supp'y in the Creek itself has not quite failed. The Minister is, therefore, of opinion that the benefit to bo obtained; from tho work is not commensurate with its cost, which is estimated at not less than £1000. — T have the honor to be, &s., J. Davis, Under Secretary.