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A WAR YARN. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
A WAR YARN Thn war has been very prolific of astounding yarns, so the following, which has just arrived, does not sur prise us very much. Somewhere in the States — the exact place is uncrr tain — a horse was being' groomed. The stableman had carefully brushed and clt uned tho horse, and was fiiving a Qtial touch to his tail preparatory .to leaving him, when the animal, to the attendant'6 grant surprise, tum'ed his_ head and remarked, -- Remember the Maine.' , t -
Dainty Mashed Baked Potatoes. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Dainty Mashed Baked Potatoes. Take a few nice large potatoes of a kind that will bake well, wash ana clean them, and place in a hot oven. When thoroughly done, take the potatoes out and out lengthwise. Remove the inside ^ith a spoon, but do not break the skin, mash very smooth, free from all lumps, add pepper, salt, and a little butter. When all Is beaten fill the jackets again,, and put the two pieces together. Place in the oven, and serve very hot. The beauty of this dish is that the potatoes are really very well mashed and flavoured, and hot.
Pork and Beans. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Pork and Beans. A greatly-favoured dish in America is the above. Perhaps some of our readers would like to try it for themselves. Soak l^fb. of haricot beans in eold water for twenty-four hours. Strain off the water, and put them into sufficient boiling water to cover them, and a quart be sides.' Let them boil slowly for three hours. Meanwhile stew 31b. pickled pork slowly for two hours. Take it out of the saucepan, and cut it into small pieces. Strain the beans— if there is any water left with them— and put a layer of them into a deep pie dish, next put a layer of pork, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then beans again ; proceeding to put alternate layers until the dish is filled. Now place the dish in a moderate oven until the top layer of beans is lightly browned. Serve while very hot.
Boiled Sponge and Apple Pudding. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Boiled Sponge' and Apple Pudding. Ingredients: Some good cooking apples, 3oz. of flour, 2oz. of butter, ditto sugar, one egg, a teaspoonful of baking powder. First rub the butter into the flour, add the sugar and baking powder, and then mix with the egg well beaten. Roll out thispaste, and line a small, plain mould, fill with sliced apples, sweetened and flavoured with lemon peel. Cover over with the paste, and steam for two hours. Serve with custard or a good, sweet sauoe.
Stewed Mutton. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Stewed Mutton. Take the lean end of a scrag of mut ton, put it into a saucepan with two onions halved, pepper and salt, sufficient water to cover, and two of the outside sticks of celery, If handy. Bring It slowly to the boil ; then stir in a. cupful of tapioca which has been soaked over night in cold water. Allow the whole to simmer slowly for three-quarters of an hour. Then remove the celery, put the meat in a deep dish, and pour round the thick gravy. Potatoes boiled in their Skins go well with this dish.
A mysterious Impulse. Have You Ever Felt Like This? [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
A Mysterious Impulse. Have You Ever Felt Like This? A good many years ago (says a writer in the ' Weekly Scotsman') I was stand ing at night on the Dean Bridge along with a friend of mine who has since gained distinction as a scholar and di vine. 'Have you ever,' he said, 'thought of the mystery of height? Have -yon ever experienced its curious influence ?' We compared our, experi ences and found them; tP bo partly simi lar and partly .??dissimilar. The effect of looking from a height. on my friend was to .arouse a desire to. precipitate himself from the altitude wherein' he stood, a desire that' increased the longer he gazed into the deep below. :. . I have since heard from certain others that their experience ds exactly similar. The height, on, the verge of. which they stand, at once, repels and fascinates them. ? They would shrink back from the abyss, yet the'! mystery of height', mas ters them,- and Retains them in a state of singular nervous tension. :, One man. : whom I know; ...
Short Story. Colonel Fitzdominick's First Love. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Short Story. Colonel Fitzdominick's First Love. It was ait a. diinincr party iflTaitlmidy Oaro first met 'Colonel I' '.IzDo-min.ick. 'A mast imtCTOsttng man,' Laxly GrJamlyudoQ lmid saiM. ' Man !' cried fta-dy Oai-o pe'tailiwvt-ly —it was one of lier bad clays. ' I have ae-vor met m foal -main.' ' Yet you liinve flva.d some experience,' MiAiffiieu Jja'iiy Ulwi.ly.n:ci«n. ' Of t'liiiiRis— like hlwi.t'— in'aii'calbimp; with ia stance 'an itaoffenKive cMeriiy j-omiff pfcuHemain wlho was to tihe QiaWt of ?dining- ont. overy n;ifl*)it of Ms life, and was not. known to have any other nscra-i'aini!iiVle object in view^-ta tlriis world, at fliny rate. L/aidy Glenlyndon foreTjore to urge the faot that a wom'an who has once lieon miirriwl, and Iras been so bi-ul!ally lireatcd by her husband that she was obliged to fly to her fetilier for protec Won. nmst Iliave llvaid some oxporieiH'e of a real mam — of n lcind. She sympathised rteopl^-. 'villih Ijaldy ?Oniro on tflvte potot, for -QLgrri?'-Tr...
Queer Diseases of Watches. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Queer Diseases of Watches. T.hdh' lOaniises and Cures. The wfhlms wnld caprices of watdhea are to many people a deep mystery. Som'etl'mes 'they go fatet arid sometimes tlhey'go slow, aind sometimos they dont go at oiD. The ' .Toumal' of New York bais 'been attempting to penetrate the mystery, and ?TraMshes some Interesting and niay.baip Valuable Informoltinai. When a (flalMy good 'wialtch leaves the h'aindis of ia repuitaible watdhma-ker, :itr is talways itai finaNflass ooaMlitlon, and if it does not Jbeflftuve MiseM afterwards it is, according ilio our ?contemporary, gene rally flic famlit! of the mam or the. woman Who is 'woiwimg it. The Watch Duping the Day and Night. One very common eanse of the watch gain'ing or losinlg ;is the dlisposUtion. tiliat Ls made of it alt nighlt : — ' If you W'car a waitdh next your body ?during .the day, and put it on a cold toarble rniaiibelpteee at might, or, in fact, .anywhere in a cold room, Hie watoh Js sure to either gain or lose. Cold causes ...
Andrew Lang on "Hacks." [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Andrew Lang on 'Hacks.' The notions of. Major Pendennis, who had a hack for nephew, still exist. , So writes Mr. Andrew Lang. To be a hack, people think, is to bo destitute of genius and mechanical. Yet we could easily add to our list o£ men of genius who were hacks, like Thackeray in his early career, like Hood, like a hundred others r.f honourable names. The notion is that tho artiBt takes pleasure in his work, while the hack does not. But the hack can elevate his function by doing It with pleasure, with a zest, whatever the work may be. A man may delight, If he be happily tempered, even in making an in dex. To make an index is really rather enjoyable, and a good index, even, will not be compiled without enjoyment. No doubt Dr. Johnson enjoyed his own dic tionary. Mr. Lang can conceive a man writing with a zest even sermons nt half a-crown ; they will scarcely be worth the half-orown if he does not. The lowly estate is also elevated by its moHve, which may be the support of a fami...
Laugh and Grow Well. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Laiigii and tirow Well. In a singulair treatise on laiug^hter itfli'e wnliter gives am. instance that is of Itself laugihajble enough. A'patlleiit being very Tow with fever, fljifl 'Wie p'liystelain in aitendnin'co beiiaiK at a lotes mb to Qiow Hie Khould produce a reaction, llnaid ordered a dose of lihubarb; but aiCter the imodlWno 'had been pvc ]Kirod, foaming Jte dobliii'tatlng effects, itllC orcier \vjiis LX-uiLiii1eriuiLiiuti'ti. ixol urug Ilhereaiflter a pet monlcey belonging to the patient that Qi'a'd been in tho iw-m all the wih'fle, sedtog tlie goblet in which the inumso ilvaid pi-epaired tihe rejeoted imed'idiinte still stiainidilng on 'the taMe, slipped slyly up, took it in Ws hands, and .put it ibo nills Hips. The flret taste warc probably novel, and lie metric a ooanicail gri'mace, Init he disliked it:o gllve up. Another sip, and 'he got. ilho sweet of tlie syrup. Hils groitesgue visage brttgilitened. He cast a. furJtlve gflaiiree round, and then sa't qutefl^ down, wiil...
General Information. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
General Information. ? *——*. ? Only one man in 203 is over six feet in height. - Alaskan babies when they cry are held under water till they stop. .' A general' in the English Army on aotiye services receives £8 per day. ? Five thousand advertisements appear sometimes in a single issue of the Times. The population of Russia is incieaainr- at the rate of over 1,000,000 a year. Two-thirds of Spain's population can neither read nor write. Smallpox ia the most infectious disease, then comes measles. Many of the elephants of Abyssinia are without tuska. Silver money 250 years old is still in circulation in Spain. - The Suez Canal took thirteen years to build. The human heart weighB nearly twelve ounces. One- tenth of the world is still un explored. A pound of phosphorus is sufficient to tip one million matches. At leaBt one-third of the earth is composed of oxygen. Ninety reporters are employed in the gallery of the House of Commons. Some insects are in a state of maturity thirty minutes...
Better Left Unsaid. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Better Left Unsaid. MistreBB Peggy Brown was Bitting over the kitchen fire one morning, when her kindly neighbour, good-hearted Mistress Olatterpail; of the Dairy Farm, entored the cottage. Peggy was weep ing bitterly. She had seen her six weeks'-old baby oarried forth to the churchyard two days before. 'Hoots I woman, ye mannna take on like that, or ye wull dae yersel' an ill,' quoth MrB. Clatterpail, with tears in her own eyes. ' Sio an ado about a wee bit o' a bairn 1 See ta me : I am no sayin' a word ! — me that has lost a guid coo thiB vara mornin'l'
Why He Hesitated. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Why He Hesitated. A clergyman was recently annoyed by people talking and giggling during the sermon. He paused, looked at the dis turbers, and said : ' I am always afraid to reprove those who misbehave, for this reason : Some years sinoe, as I was preaching, a young man who sat before me waB constantly laughing, talking, and making uncouth grimaces. I pauaed and administered a severe rebuke. After the close of the service a gentleman said to me, 'Sir, you have made a great mistake. That young man was an idiot.' Since then I have always been afraid to reprove those who misbehave themselves in church lest I should repeat my mistake and reprove another idiot. ' During the rest of the aermon there was good order.
Sat Upon. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Sat Upon. , A late police-magistrate was ft most painstaking judge in all hia cases; and in important ones it was his custom to defer summing up until the next sitting of the court. On one occasion he gave an exhaustive decision on a case, after which the lawyer for the plaintiff rose and questioned it. J. dlUVIIt 1UW) OU1U li'U tf 1/&O11 IU j J. cannot allow you to re-open this case after I have given my final decision. I may be wrong, but that ib my opinion.' The lawyer quickly replied : 'Then, your worship, I know it is no use my knocking my head against a brick wall. I suppose I must sit down.' The magistrate adjusted hiB eye glasses, and, looking sarcastically at the lawyer, Baid : ' Sir, I know it iB no UBe your knock ing your head againBt a brick wall ; bub I may add that 1 know of no one who could perform suoh an operation with loss injury to himself than you.'