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It Belonged to Him. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 April 1914
It Belonged to Him. + A great sensation wiui croated at n certain station Just previous to the storting of the morning oxpross for London. The guard was about to start the train when a fussy and fat old gentleman trotted up to him and ei\ld "Wait a minute, will you, plea&e, while I " "Impossible, sir/' said the guard, putting tho whistle to his llpa. "Hut you must wait I" cried the old gentleman, excitedly. Thero's a man's leg under tho wheel." "Good gracious ! Where is he V" inquired the horror-stricken guard. "Hold on there !" He hurried after the old gentle man, while a couple of porters jump mi down to the line amid great excitement. After a short search one of the porters handed up a ru*h basket containing a largo leg of mutton. "Thank you/' said the old gentle man. "What do you mean, sir?" roared the guard. "You said ." "X said a man's leg was under the wheel, and so it was. 1 paid for this leg, and if It isn't mine 1 should like to know to whom it be longs." Then the ...
Steel Barrets Made to be Nested. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 April 1914
Steel Barrets Made to be Nested. A new and Ingenious type of steel barrel so designed us to permit compact storage when shipped onipty Is to bo placcd on tho market nbroad. Tlio clilof fo.it.uru about this barrel is that It Is made in hnlvos that aro oxnetly nlmll.ir. with flanges provldod so that any two halves can bo boltorl togotliei' to form n comploto barrol. In tho slilpplng world bulky articles llko barrels, when shipped ompt.y, aro chargod at bulk tonnagu rates. Bar rols of this type, whon nostod com pactly, will bo ontltled to v.oight rntos, rofludng tho shipping chargoa materially. This Invention brings to mind tho fact that in tho old days of tho whaling lndimtry ships were often compelled to put to sea with out proper ballast bccause of tho fact, thut all tho available space was occupied by empty barrels.
Agricultural Notes and Queries. THE FARM LIBRARY. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 April 1914
Agricultural Notes and Queries. (BY GLEANER ) THE J1 ARM LIBRARY. In modern farm practice, it is im - portant that the farmer who wants to keep abreast! of the times, sliou.d give some attention to the literal ur&lt;> on agricultural subjects which is now so varied and so helpful. " The Horse booing Industry," a quaint ol'l hook published by Jethro Tull, a practical English farmer, in 1730, continued to bo almoab the only book in English of value to firmerB until about the middle of the nineteenth century. Then Lie big, the great German chemist, brought the light of hie knowledge to bear on j the mysteries of plant growth, the con- J stituents of Boik and the application of commercial fertilisers to faim orops. About the same time Lames and Gil .L. berb began that wonderful and pains fl* taking series of experimental tests a6 it Rothamstead, in England, which have qjf, been maintained evor since and have ''.''laid the foundation of all modern ex t porimental field tests, ...
Tamed by a Threat. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 April 1914
Tamed by a Threat. "X will," she oxclaimod, "X will not live with you another day." .. "You'll leave me, will you ?" ha asked, ciilriily. "Yes, X will." "When ?" "Now-this minute." "X wouldn't-if I were you." "But I will, and I defy you to stop me 1" "Oil, 1 sliun't try to stop you,'' he quietly replied. "I will slmi'lv report to the police that my wi!.> has mysteriously cli.snppoare.d. They'll want your description, and I wil: givo it. You wear number eight shoes, you have mi extra largo inouth, your noso turns up at the end, eyes rather on the glint, voice like u " "Wretch, you wouldn't daro do thut!" sho screamed. "I will." They glared at each other for a moment In silenco. Thou it was plain to seo who was the victor. Tho lowest human habitation is said to !>o that of the coal miners in Bohemia, tome of whoia make their dwelling;, et n point over 2000 feet below the lovel of (ho soa. In London the foggy days In a year are ob on aver ago 33.
INTERESTING ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 April 1914
INTERESTING ITEMS. Kansas City ia convulsnd with laughter ovor the experience o( two detectives who, attired lu the latent tcuiininti fashions, atteniptwl to c^tcli a notorious purso sna».cher. Tho dotoctlvcs, Adgar Hilsoti and Lonl:» Morley, fire both small men, o.nd this gave them the Idea of disguising themselves at women in order to uapturo tho man who opernlod suc cessfully at a busy tram-rny cross ing. In tight skirts, satin :;hoiv.i, silk 6hoes and small velvet lmts with rakish egrets, they took uji a position at a cur .stopping place, and it was not long before a negro slouching down tho streot siiiod Wilson's silver mesh puvuo, tvnd fled, Tho detectivos produced revulvern, and callod upon the thief to halt, but when they attempted to p\w nuo their light skirts proved their undoing. The mortifiml oincors sent several shots after tha thW without DfTect, and utter stumbling over tho cobble Htoiius In their unaccustomed inrb for some 50 yards they abun Johed the pursuit. They s...
Kaiser's Airship Station. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 April 1914
Kaiser's Airship Station. Ueiigolaud, the tiny island in the Xorth Sea which Germany proposes to turn into u groat stntion for her airships, is one of tho most cur ious Islands in tho world. i Its towering ? cliffs, for instance, | are largely artificial. Some years 1 ago there was grave foar that tho j island, which was steadily growing ! smaller, would soon lie eaten awuy I eutlrcly by the waves from the j south-west. nut XI,000,000 has ' been spent on raising a cliff of granite on this exposed side. On those parts of tho coast whero the red, porous rock of tho genuine cliffs has been too badly lionoy combed' by the i seas, .hundred of thou sands of tons of cemont have boon used to strengthen tho face. Heligoland has long be&lt;?n an im portant naval centre. It is de fended by the most powerful guns, and is said to be prepared for a siege lasting three years. H is, In deed, the North Sen storehouse of the German fleet. Visitors aro only allowed in the tiny port, tho high p...
SEA-PIE. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 April 1914
' SEA-PIE. You will require for this some I beefsteak or some nico pieces of beef, allowing _cnou^.h_fon^nacH-p*^ "sonv-'A' LlUic fat bacon is a' nice addition, and nbout half a pound c%f liver. You also require some onions, a carrot, n piece of turnip, and n stalk of celery-all cut small. Cut the meat in small pieces, and season with salt and pepper ; clean tho vegetables alternately into a large deep saucepan, and add a little water. On the top place a round piecc of suet pastry, about aii inch thick. This should fit tho top of tho saucepan. Cover with tho lid, ollow the conteuts to boil up ottft1, draw to the side, and simmer for three hours. To serve, placa meat and vegetables in a hot dish, and put the pastry on top, cut in four pieces. Totatoes, plainly boil ed, arc served in a well-warmed vegetablo dish.
"BARONESS" PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 April 1914
'"BARONESS" PUDDING. - A most exceedingly good pudding. -Jib. flour, Jib. atoned raiBins, Jib best:kidney nuet, 1 small tenspoon ful anlt, J pint milk. ltoil '1 1 ? Hours u'ithout stopping. This is very .rich, and served with crenni I is delicious. "Well, . did you discover anythiug in Stump's past life that wo can use against him 7" Detective : "Not u thing. All lie ever did l>efore he came here was to sell awnings." Election Agent : "Why, that's just what we want. We'll sny. that lie has been mixed up in some decided ly shady transactions."
MILK JELLY. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 April 1914
MILK JELLY. Milk Jelly or lilonc mango Is nour ishing as well ns refreshing and If carefully flavoured. Is generally liked. The flavouring should' be varied as much ns possible. To add a small quurter-pint pot of black currant Jolly to a pint of tlio blunc-mauge flavours it very pleasantly, while brandy, uliuoml, lemon ntul vanilla can also be used to make, variety. .Junket is nil exceliont food, and, if served with whipped and flavour ed cream, Is extremely nourishing. .Milk soup is delicious if carefully made, ; and quite' inexjicnsive. To make it, put one pint of milk in a double saucepan, or in a well-cov cred jar that can be put In a oven. Add to it a llt'tlo of any root vegetable you happen to have on i hnnrt-turnip, carrot, onion, celery, artichoke-cutting them into small pieces first. Let simmer gently till the vegetables are lendor, then straiu, pressing, the vegetables gently to get out the Juico. Thicken slightly with' arrowroot, add a flavouring of pepper - and salt, and...
GOLDEN CAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 April 1914
QOIVDEN CAKE. Half lb. butter, ltlb. white sugar, 3 cups flour, i cup milk, yolks of 6 eggs, white of 1 OtfS. I teaspoon cream of tartar, J tenHpoon aodu, 20 dropn esBeuce oT almonds. Stir the butter to a cream, mix with sugar, whisk the egg^, ndd to thi) sugar and butter, then add Hour ; lastly, the soda nnd creum of tar tar. Put into tv buttered mould dusted with lino biscuit. 13n.Uo lu a moderate oven li hours.
HOW TO PRESERVE EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 10 April 1914
HOW TO PRESERVE EGOS. Five gallons colli "water, 2£lbs. finely slaked lime, ill), salt, fib. | cream of tartar. This mixture | ! should bo stirred dally lor a week, and at the end of that time, hav ing allowed it to settle down after ! tho final stirring, tho clear liquid | (which is thon a saturated solu tion) should be i-oured on. It is then ready for xise. Vut in tho eggs fresh every day. The lady can please herself as . to whether she pours oft the dear liquid or not. We never usod to do so when wo preserved them that way years ago.
EMERGENCY MAGNIFYING GLASS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
EMERGENCY MAGNIFYING . ' GIJASS. When In need ol a, mieroscopc for tho1 study of botany, one may l>e mado . in the following maimer : Bend a small wire or the stem of a leaf so as to form a small loop Loop Enclosing * Drop of.Water not larger than the ordinary drop of water. Wliou this is dono placo a drop of cletir . water ill the loop anil llic microscope is complete. This temporary device will prove valu able where a strong magnifying glass is not at,hand.
HOME-MADE POT COVERS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
UOME-IIADIO POT COVERS. Empty thread spools -and the tins used ns extra itisido covers in lard cans arc usually thrown nwny, but those can bo put to good uso as kettlo covers, if they are m/ide up as follows : Saw the spool in half as shown, make a hole in the centre of the tin and run a screw or nail through the spool anil the tin : then flatten its ond on the under' side. Thi? will make an ex cellent , covcr for a'pot.
DIGESTIVE BISCUITS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
DIGESTIVE BISCUITS. For those biscuits tho principal constituent is wlieaten meal, and j Jib. of tliis meal is first mixed in a basin with- a pinch of baking soda, a quarter of a leaspoonful of salt, and a dessert-spoonful - of castor sugar. Then into llieso in gredients crumble finely 3oz. of butter, or, if preferred, loz. of drip ping and 2oz. of butter will do instead. Work all theso ingredients into a very stiff pasto with a littlo sweet milk, knead well, roll out, and cut into rounds the size of n teacup. Then placc the rounds on a greased tin, prick them with a fork, and bake in a moderate oven for a quarter of an hour.
SHREWSBURY BISCUITS. [Newspaper Article] — Wedderburn Express and Korongshire Advertiser — 17 April 1914
siiriKwsitutJY jnscurrs. In a basin beat to a cream 4oz. of butter with &lt;Joz. at castor sugar. Mix in a plnte lib. of (lour with a quarter of a teaspoonful of bak ing powder ami a pinch of salt. Having next well bcnlen an egg, add to it a few drops of lemon flavouring,. Alternately add to the beaten crcain of butter and sugar the dry ingredients in small quan tities with the beaten/egg until all is used up. Knead the dough lightly, roll out thinly, and cut into both oval and crescent shapes. This is done by first cutting out the rounds, then by cutting each round in two with the cutter-a crescent and oval shape being thus obtain ed from each round. riacc these on a greased tin, and bake in a very moderate oven for a quarter j of on hour.