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BRAN BISCUITS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 April 1914
BRAN* BISCUITS. Mix in a bnsin Jib. of llour, ilb. of bran, l^oz. of brown sugar (1$ tablespoonfuls), and a quarter of a toaspoonful of salt. Press the lumps out .of a quarter of a tea spoonful of baking- soda and a quar ter of a teaspoonful of cream, of tartar, and mix tlieso with the other ingredients. Crumble into the dry mixture |lb. of butter, and, when quite fine, moisten the wholox to a very still' dough with buttermilk. Turn on a floured board, knead, and roll out thinly, and cut into rounds the size of a teacup. The rounds nre baked on a .greased tin in a moderate oven for a quarter of an hour. ~ .
DIGESTIVE BISCUITS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 April 1914
DIGESTIVE _ -BISCUITS. For these biscuits the principal constituent is wlieaten meal, and ilb. of this meal is first mixed in a basin with a pinch of baking soda, a quarter of a teaspoonful of salt, and a dessert-spoonful of castor sugar. Then into these in gredients crumble finely 3oz. of butter, or, if preferred, loz. of drip ping and 2oz. of butter will do instead. Work all these ingredients into a very stiff paste with a little swoet milk, knead well, roll out," and cut into rounds the size of a teacup. Then place 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] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 April 1914
SHREWSBURY B1SCU1TS. In a basin beat to a cream 4oz. of butter with 4o"/. of castor sugar. Mix in a; plate ilb. of flour with a quarter "of a teaspoonful of halv ing powder and a . pinch of salt. Having next well beaten an egg, add to it a few drops of lemon flavouring. Alternately add .to the beaten cream -of butter and sugar t lie 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 outtho rounds, then by cutting each round in two with tlio cutter-a crescent and oval shape being thus obtain ed from each round. Place these on a greased tin, and bake in a very moderate oven for a quarter of an hour.
COLD INDEED. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 April 1914
COLD INDEED. "A man from Canada, yat in tho , lobby of a Now York hotel listen ing- to cold weather yarns. Those yarns srme very convincing- exam ples 01 the tniifcring and hardship occasioned by last win tor's exces sive cold. Finally tho t.'anadian coughed and said : '.Your cold weather yarns, uctitlo nn'ii, make a ''anadian smile. You think yuu'\c had a. cold winter down Fast hrrp, but up my way, from last November clean through to March " He? paused, sfruck his chair arm with his list , and sa id -- " From last November clean through In March, our liot water hot 11os fro/« solid in our beds e^ ery ? blessed night." I !n a suburban electorate the can- ' djdaie wns I >oi njf raucously heel- led, ' and, (hough an amialde man as n j rule, he was pl'in okwI to the sup- j "?i-st ion that t lie conduct of one man in til'' mee^ine at least was j asinine. "If I'm an ass," roarer) the in t crjert nr. "there's two of us here. ! 1 a ' ha ! " "C\e noticed you," said t he can didate. quiet...
Houses Without Nails. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 April 1914
Houses Without Nails. In Alberta, Canada, there is a vil lage of houses \vhich have lx;en con structed without nails. As a mat terof .fac-t, little or no hardware of ar.y character has entered into their construction. These houses have beon built by Ruthenian immi grants, and ,their architecture is quite novel. .Their first attempts at house-building- are usually of the kind they had been accustomed to over in .Europe, and their lmild ings are of, the typical Ruthenian style-log, pitch-roofed, thatched, and wide in the eaves. In many cases these buildings are put up without a dollarTs worth-of hard ware. Even the door, an affair of slender twigs woven and laced to gether, swings on home-made hin ges Rnd is latched with a wooden hasp. The llooi* is of hewn logs, un nailed. The roof, as the favourite! Russian roof always is, is a won derful fabric of poles and cross poles, through and over which has been woven wheat. straw, ten in ches thick, packed tight and solid, and laid with such...
Fishing Tales. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 April 1914
Fishing Tales. A Among the most interesting con tributors to Mr. F. G. Aflalo's book of fishing stories is Lord Des borough, who relates sonic, remarkable facts regarding tarpon fishing. The tarpon, a fish which sometimes reaches ti length of over 7ft., and may weigh as ranch . as -2101b., has peculiar jumping propensities, and if one happens to jump on to a fisherman, or even unto the boat, the conscqucnces may be disagree able. Lord Pesborough says that the most exciting and exhausing fights ha ever had with tarpon were with three fish ho hooked exact ly in the middle of the back. How they managed to get hooked in that spot is not easy to determine, though the experience is fairly com mon, it appears. Lord Desborough's last fish in Florida was a gigantic shark, which seized a 1001b. tarpon that he was playing, and, having swallowed it, got hooked itself. As an illustra tion oC tlio great strength of a har pooned devil-fish,; his lordship relates that it makes light of dragging a s...
Monastery Besieged by the Mad. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 April 1914
Monastery Because a monk namod Innocon tinn, of Moldavia, Russia, was naid to havo instantly cured a lunatic of his madness, a groat crowd of peasants besiogtwl tbo monastery bringing their mad relatives or friends to bo healed. It appeorB thnt in that port of Russia lunacy is very frequent, owing', it is sup posed, to I lie use of unripe mai/c instead of leavened bread. But tho ignorant and superstitious peasants believe that the madness is caused by an evil spirit taking up hits abode in the soul of his unhappy victim, and, bolieviug that Inno cent ius has tho power to cast out devils, thousands have lately appeal ed to. him on behalf of their loved ones. A newspaper correspondent tells us that Moldavia had become such an "absolute inferno of the mad," that the Government banished Innocentius to another monastery in tho extreme north of Russia, on a river culled the Onega. His fol lowers confounded this name of the river with the Omega of the Apo calypse, and believing; that Innoe...
Ladies' Column. VARIOUS BISCUITS. GINGER SNAPS. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 April 1914
VARIOUS BISCUITS. GINGER SNAPS. Mix in a basin }lb. of flour, and add to it a pinch of salt, 26z. of sugar (tvro tablespoonfulo), a tea spoonful of ground ginger, the samo quantity of-Jamaica, pepper,, a.small shako of white pepper, and a quar ter of n teospoonful of baking soda with the Jumps pressed out. Into those ingredients crumble V-oz. of butter, and moisten tho v.hole to a stiff dough with a littlo golden syrup. Turn the dough on to a floured board, roll out thinly, cut into small rounds, and bales on a greased tin in a slow oveu for from a quarter of an hour to twenty miuutes.
The Magic Oven. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 17 April 1914
The Magic Oven. i - To let the lire go out, and to go out yourself, c.nd yet- bo able to produce a hot awl appetising dish at a minute's notice on your return .?"corn a long walk, shopping", or a \ ish to a pieture-palticc, sounds impossible. Hut nil you have to do is to got a sugar-bo.v, with a lid, or a small tea-chest, costing, say, Od., and two pennyworth of hay, sufliciont to (ill the box. Vlace, before you go (iid. your slew or hash, or what ever it is, in the box ijuickly. wrap it. round with a piece of old blan ket., ojnbed if. in 1 lie hay, close the lid tightly. and t ho cooking will go on slowly for hours. .The stew should i>e just short of boiling point when put in the box. To lii!.. the latter with feit or other non conduct inu" material is an improvement, as (he heat, is con served still longer. Renew t ho hay from time to time. i-'iipson : ''Young- U'agjcies has got the hiueh 1 urned on himself in his little joke against the llla/es Fire 1 nsura nee Company. Fiopso...
To Prevent Accidental Poisoning. AN INGENIOUS "CORK" FOR POISON BOTTLES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 April 1914
To Prevent Accidental Poisoning. AN INGENIOUS "CORK" FOR POISON BOTTLES. | Recent distressing misadventures J by poison brings to mind that many ; clever people havo been for years ' trying to devise a means of pro j venting such mishaps. j Many clever devices have been pat ented to minimise tho risk of acci ; dental poisoning, but either owing j lo tho difliculties of placing the in vention successfully (from the finan cial point of vie-.v) on the market, or for some other reason, uono of these devices has ever yet been taken up. But at last a possible solution of the problem ban boon achieved. r The secret of its future success lies in its simplicity. The device is merely a tiny brass plate, fastoned to any cork, with two Bides indent ed in such 'a way that the pressuro of its "teeth" on the fingers would remind the drowsy or tho most careless p.erson that the poison bottle "wns being handled. Fixed between tho cork and the splkod brass is a ribbon,- which goes round the neck of ....
THE FARM. Catch Crops. THEIR VALUE AND ADVANTAGES. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 April 1914
THE FARM. Catcli Crops. THEIR VALUE AN II AD VAN TAG ES. ! A "catch" or "stolon" crop is ono ; that Is grown between th© regular j annual crops of tlie rotation, and j which is not considered the main . crop of the year. The chici crop of the year occupies the ground during" the summer months, whllo j the catch or ''interpolated" crop has . its active period of growth in tho J autumn, and perhaps also in the i spring. Tn market gardening the J practice of growing interpolated crops is quite common, but in -or dinary agriculture it is restricted in cold and temperate climate's, and is only extensively practised in warm countries such as Italy, where numerous secondary crops ore suc cessfully grown after the ordinary corn harvest. , In " Groat . J3ritain tho proctico is most .widely":: followed in the sou thorn.- parts1 of - England, where the .winters nrc short, the a li tmus mild,' and the spring early. In the north of England and iu Scot land, where' the climate is more se vere, ca...
Australian Irrigated Farms [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 April 1914
Australian Irrigated Farms -t Largo areas in Australia hitherto regarded' as of little value, possibly 011 account of the scanty rainfall in those parts; or of the absence of "any comprehensive and cfTcctivo means : of water conservation, aro now being made highly productive, and conscqixintly verjr valuablo by the irrigation schemes carried out under the supervision of the various State Governments. In this re spect New South Wales and Victoria are .conspicuous, ? ami to-day - settlers, are making good headway on tho irrigated lands. Official reports show that miners from Broken Hill, who had had no previous experience in working irrigated land, aro mak ing a success of theiiv holdings. Ad ditional factories are being estab lished to deal wit!) the cream from tlio areas devoted to dairying. The stock is increasing steadily. The Government -provide pure-bred bulls for stud purposes, and these are available at a small fee. Bacon factories aro also established in con nection with the ...
Real Broken Hearts. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 April 1914
An inquest was recently held on tlm body of a woman at Hackney, and the doctor who made the post mortem examination discovered that tin; woman had a broken heart. This, lie said, was the most re markable instance which had come under his notice, and he had In his time performed, about 800 post mortems. The late Sir George Paget, in one 01" ln's lectures which were pub lished some years ago under the editorship of his son, stated that in most eases where deatli is at tributed to "broUeri heart" no rup ture of that organ lias actually tal-cn place, although undoubtedly mental troubles do frequently cause disease of the body. He mentioned an actual case of broken heart which was cited -by Dr. .1. K. Mitchell, of the Jefferson College, Philadelphia. In an early period of his career, Dr. Mitchell acted as ship's doctor to a vessel sailing from Liverpool to one of the American ports. He became on very good terms with the captain, who was eagerly anticipating the return voyage ^because the...
CHAPTER XXV. THE GARDEN ON THE CLIFF. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 April 1914
.; CHAPTER XXV. THE - GARDEN ON- THE CLIFF. It was no sate or easy -task, on which Hick now adventured forth, and he realised this as he passed, from the house- into the moonlit street and turned in the opposite direction to that taken by Captain Vijlborth ; for his purpose was nothing less than to try to steal an interview with Mary Ferris-to enter Clio dangerous pro (Sncts forbiddeu to him by Jason Gore. He had made -the resolve long be fore, but had fatted to find the op portunity, since the Russian was with him every evening through those .hours that were most suitable for the attempt. And heretofore he had been merely actuated by a fierce desire to ?see the girl, with " no definite idea of what he would say if he was success ful; while to-night, after the conver sation with Volborth, he felt that urgent reasons existed for seeking the interview, and that he had tid ings of hope and cheer to commuui catc. -Nor. was Mary -the sole object of his thoughts. Another matter, sprung, f...
DISCOVERY DAY EXCURSION TO MT ARAPILES [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 April 1914
DISCOVERY DAY I EXCURSION TO MT ARAPILES There was gloom in the " excnr* sion camp" on Tuesday, when the clouds showered their precious conV tents upon the still' thirsty soil of the West Wimraera. for the outlook in regard to tbe success of the exeurv sion on the foliowiug day to Mb Arapiles in connection with Discovery Day was nothing if nob unfavorably | Bat tho glc om. wae confisipd to thos^e I who uad sot their hearts to Alt Arapiles ; tho ugricalturisb and the pastoralist and the business man was overjoyed. Fortunately the gloom was shortlived, for though Wednesday morning broke with doubts and forebodings as. to what the weather would bo in the after noou, the climatic conditions left scarcely anything to be desired/ as far a- a rigorous walk from and to tbe Arapiles siding, and a still more vigorous ascent and descent of the Monut were concerned, Mr S H fyorsi head master of the Lorquon schooli was perhaps the most joyous person at the Mount, It was upon his initiative that ...
SMART BOY. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 April 1914
SM-\ RT J10Y. Jt was iiio trraitnnar lesson, and Hie teacher was i>.\:dainin;j the dif ference Iw eofi a common ami ab stract til.111!. "An . \.ini|'lo of a common noun s ilotr." v'ie vai&lt;i, "for yon car. see !. while ,\ o&lt;t cannot ?IC&lt;J arythiny 'rat is MI 7il.si.ract MOIID. For tista:>ci.\ have any of you .scon ImndaNce There was sileuee for about a mi mVo. T!VMS a lit lie hoy got up i;ri said "I'lease. ma'am, i have ne\er seen i 11;&lt;i? dance, hut 1 have seen a cakc
CHAPTER XXIV. A VISITOR AT THE ADMIRALTY. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 April 1914
CHAPTER XXIV. I A VISITOR AT THE ADMIRALTY. About two weeks : prior to Dick's arrival on the island, and while the King of Troy was still off the South American coast, Lieutenant Geoffrey Grenville stood one morning at the window of his hotel, looking moodily down" on the bustling" Strand. He had long since learned the. worst, for-the Malta had remained in New York un til the return there of the two Ameri can men-of-war - tho crippled one bringing; the crew and passengers of the Juno-filled the papers .with sen sational and thrilling news: : There had been columns and columns des cribing, it all-the loss of the mail steamer Tropic, the rescue of some of her passengers by. the Juno, the "boarding of the latter by Gore and his ruffians, and the sinking of the ship after Luke Radford had been murdered and Mary Ferris abducted-; then the luckj falling in of the Juno's "boats-with the man-of-war, and the subsequent chase and dreadful fight that ended with the" destruction of the yacht an...
Natimuk Court (Before Mr E. Harrison, P.M.) [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 April 1914
Natiinuk Court (Before Mr E. Harrison, P.M.) Constable Rowley v. A. W. Kay, breach of Education Act in regarcl to his son Ales. Defendant pleaded that his son was absent through his spec tacles being broken, and he, could not attend until they were repaired, A fine of 2s was imposed. A second charge iu respect of the* same boy was preferred, and defendant was fined 2a. In the case of J.. T. Newton v. Thos Bramfield,- Mr R. J. Wiliioth (for Mr J. Bennett) asked ihat the case be struck out, as defendant had filed his schedule. . Case struck out, and the clerk was ordered to issue a Court summons for the recovery of £2, court fees. - Biahm Singh vi Chas Taylor, claim for £2/16/ for goods. Order for amount, with 22/6 costs , ? Same v, Peter Pianfa, claim for £3 10s, for goods. Defendant denied that he owed; the money. Six years ago he bought a watch from plaintift He paid £3 153 at the time, and Mr and Mrs Jones had afterwards paid, the balance out of money to him. He had never bought J...
Roosevelt Story. [Newspaper Article] — West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser — 24 April 1914
Roosevelt Story. 2lnny good stories arc told in Mr. Roosevelt's autobiography published recently. Mr. Roosevelt wished to appoint; «n e.x-Roughrider marshal of 11 Rocky Mountain State, b\it first questioned him ns to his past. "Now, Ben," asked Roosevelt,; "how did you loso that half ; of your - en r To which, looking rathcr.shy, Den responded : "Well, Colonel,.-it was hit ofT.' "How did it happen ?'\ "?.."Well, yon so?, I win;, sent to ar rest , n gentleman, mid him and me mixed it up and he bit eft my ear." "What did you do to the gentle Mian, Ren And lion, Joining mortf coy than ver, responded ; "Well, Colonel, we troke about even."