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THE MASTER PASSION CHAPTER XLVIII. THE GIPSY'S WARNING. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
(By Lillian-Ellerton). CHAPTER XLVIII. THE GIPSY'S WARNING. "1 don't know how it is," grumbled Mr. Salomons, down the long expanse of glittering-gia^s and fragrant flowers which 'decorated-his dinner-table, "our parties are not what they used to be. I'm'not ticking: of the food, thaVs pretty ; much the same every season, and there's no variety in the length of the bills which-crop up afterwards; but the conversation gets so deadly-lively without Beresford to set it going. Duval's'here, to be sure, but he's not up to the mark, and half the time sits as if h6'were almost inclined to have a nap." "He's talking- enough- now," said Mrs. Downey, the larger, if not the bet ter./'-nlf of a wool merchant, looking at with affectionate, middle-' a"g«JWiotei^st.- ^ always say if' 1 had mot him when I was a girl, Downey wouldn't have had a' chahco." "You mean if Duval had winked at you over the edge of his cradle " aud Mr. Salomons chuckled. His neighbour did not see the joke, and promptly turne...
A CURIOUS FRIENDSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
A CURIOUS FRIENDSHIP. An instance occurred not long-ago at Strasburg of the strange friendship ani mals will sometimes form. A gentle man, who was rather proud of his kit chen garden, had noticed that his car rots. disappeared with unaccountable rapidity, and very naturally suspected his gardener. A watch was therefore set, and a dog was seen to take a car rot out o f a basket and carry it to the stable. There, with much wagging oi his tail, he gave the carrot to a horse, who ate it, and then the dog went oil for another. There were two horses in the stable, but the dog only fed one of them.
SALT SACKS INSTEAD OF WATER BOTTLES. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
SALT SACKS INSTEAD OF WATER I BOTTLES. | Ji'or wanning baby's feet, or grand- . ma's; either, a salt sack is preferable to a hot water bottle. Make two sacks . from some stout goods, cutting them by . a common sized saucer, lor baby, or j larger for an adult. Sew up to witlim two inches, hem and lill with not too line salt. Sew up well. Make one , or more covers from flannel, outing ^ llannel, ol' felt, cutting tliem at the j bottom to fit the salt sack, and letting them run up straight, and have a shir ; at the top aud run in ribbon draw- j strings. The ease may be made as j ornamental as desired. The salt sacks j are heated iu the oven or on top ol | a stove, slipped into the ra;>c, and arc | ready for use. Having two, one is j .always hot. Very pretty cases- can j j be knitted or cruchcted from wool: j I ;
ART OF KNITTING. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
ART OF KNITTING. The art of knitting was unknown in Knglaud until the sixteenth century,, but before tliat time it was practised both m Italy and Spain. The tradi tion in the Shetland Isles is, that it .was first introduced there when. the Spanish Armada was dispersed, the ship belonging to the Duke of Medina Sidonia being wrecked at Fair isle, and the rescued sailors teaching knit ting to the inhabitants, and that from those islands, it was imported into Scotland and England. iiut before that date knitted silk stockings had been presented to Edward VI. trom Spam, and some stockings had been made in England. The Scots claim the invention of knitting, because the first Knitting Guild, founded in Pans, took for their Patron saint St. Fiacre,_ the son of a Scotch king. Knitting obtained an unenviable notoriety in the time ol the great French Revolution, from the practice ol' the Parisian wo men, when viewing the executions 111 the Place de la Concorde, of knitting, and as each head fel...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Au economical glue-pot may bo made at- home, which will answer every pur pose as v.ull as a bought i&lt;'aoten a one-p.;uml coffee tin to a hiili-iiaund iiu, the smaller inside . punching a hole near the top ui each, through which a wire is passed and twisted outside to iasten it securely. Let two more holes be made at oppo site sides ol' the larger tin, and a sec ond picce ol' copper wire, about nino inches long lor a handle, be passed through and turned up .to prevent its coming out. Break the glue into small pieces ,aud put them inside the smaller tin, just covering them with cold water. Let it soak for twenty four hours, and when required lor use, pour boiling water into the outer tin, and the glue will melt. Very strong glue may be made by soaking it with vinegar instead of water. An old tanner, who lay on his death bed, called his three idle sons to re ceive his last instructions. "My child ren," he said, "1 leave you my larjn, and, buried in the field...
WHITE OF EGGS FOR DYSENTERY [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
WHITE OF EGGS FOR DYSENTERY This is one ui° the simplest remedies that cau be given. Heat the white ul' an i gg in one teaspoon 1 til ol sugar, and encourage the patient to swallow it at one gulp. There is nothing more soothing to the inlia;u mation of the stomach and intestines. It also forms a temporary coating to these organs, until by degrees the trouble is cuixd. The remedy may be repeated two or three times a day. Some people can break the egg, and, separating the white from the yoke, swallow the for.nier as it is. Sugar is only added to make ik juore palate able.
BOWLED OUT. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
BOWLED OUT. When Mr. Jenkins went to liis bod room at' half-past one, it was with the determination of going to sleep, and: 'with another determination that he would not be interviewed by Mrs. Jen kins. So, as soon as he enteted tne door and deposited His lamp upon the.dres sing-table, ho commenced his speech: "I locked the front door. I put the chain on. I pulled tho key out a little bit. The dog is inside. I put the kit ten out. 1 emptied the drip-pan of the. refrigerator^ The. cook took the silver to-bed with her. I put a cane under the knob of the back hall door. I put the cake-box back in the cupbo'arcl..' "J~ did not drink all tho milk. It is not going, to rain. Nobody gave me any message for you. 1 posted your letters as soon as 1. got down town. Nobody died that we arc interested in. Did not hear of a marriage or an engagement. 1 was verv busy at the office making out bills. 1 have hung my. clothes ovor the chair-backs. I want a new egg for breakfast. T think that is all, an...
LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT. Let's oftoner talk of nobler doeds, And rare of tlie bad one6, And sing about our happy days, And not about tlio sad ones. We were not made to fret and sigh, And when grief sleeps to wake it, Bright happiness is standing by This life is what we make it. Let's find the sunny side of men, Or be believers in it; A light there is in every soul "that takes the pains to win; it. Oh! there's a slumbering good in all, And we perchance may wake it; Our hands contain the magic wajad-^ Our,life is what we make it. [ Then here's to thoso whoso |loving ; hearts. Shed light and joy about them! Thanks be to them for countless gems We ne 'er had. known without taem. Oh! this should bo a happy world .To all who may partake it: Tlio fault's our own if it is nut This life is what' v-$ make it. \ .«, - For chronic night cough, try taking .d teaspoonful of whisky and pure glycerine iji equal parts. This can be kept in a bottle by the bed in case of need, and will be found invalu...
SCHOOLBOY WISDOM. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
SCHOOLBOY WISDOM. Here are some answers found on ex amination papers: Henry YH. had six wives aiid died a natural death. History is divided into two parts natural and unnatural. The Pyramids were the pleasure i'1'- i sorts of the ancient kings. Edentates are toothless animals which do not do their own eating themselves. Longtitude is the height of any one. A parody is the different ways or writing "Mary had a littlo Lamb." Shakespeare did not excel in every thing, but was at his best in the fol lowing:-Drama, non-drama, tragedy, non-tragedy, comedy, non-comedy, and miscellaneous. Two of his best known works are Tempest and Sunshine, and Tom pus Fugite,
"YE OLDEN DAYS." [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
! "YE OLDEN DAYS." ! Thirty years ago Bruee people were a frank and truthful set. Strangers could eomo there and trade horses with their eyes shut, and broach o£ promise case were unknown. Folks meant what they said, and when they gave thoir word they stuck to it. Exactly thirty years ago a widower from Glougarry County appeared in Kincardine on business. The same busi ness earned him over to Borvie, oight milos away. While on his road he stopped at a log farmhouse to warm his cold tiugers. He wai warmly welcomed by the pio neer and his wife, both of whom were well along in years. After some general talk, the woman queried: "Am 1 right in thinking you are a widowor?" "Yes.". "Did you coinc here to find a wifo " "Partly." "Did anybody toll you of Susie " "No." "Well, I've got as bouncing a girl of twenty-two as you over set eyes on. Slio's good-looking, healthy and good toinpcrod, and I think she'll like your looks." "Where is she?" "Over in the woods there, chopping down a coon-tree...
THE SCIENTIST'S WAY. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
THE SCIENTIST'S WAY. A scientist, while out iu a boat out; night on a river in Morida, was caught iu. a log BO (lease that ho could not see twenty feet ahead. The boatmen slop-, ped rowing, and said they would lias'e to wait tor daylight, or until the log cleared away, as they did not know in what direction to steer. The scientist showed them what science can do for a man in an emergency. He says: "I at once stood up in tho boat and hal loued. Soon the echo, came back. Pointing in tho direction front which the echo came, 1 said: 'There is the nearest land.' Rowing hall' a mile in the direction, of tho echo, we soon, reached the land and 'coasted' home. The boatmen expressed great surprise that they had been on the river all their fives and had never thought oi ko simple aud easy a plan to iirid the shore when lost in a tog. During a fog, the saiil is su saturated with mois ture that it is a. much better conduc tor of sound than when dry; Two results- follow-lirst, sound travels las ...
PARTING DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
PARTING DAY. The sunset burns, the hamlet spire Glcurns grandly, sheathed in evening 1 lire, ; | The river rolloth red-; i The Mowers are, drenched fti lloatuig haze, Tin: churchyard brightens, and old"days Seem smiling on the dead. From pendent boughs, like drops "1 gold., The peaches hang; the mansion old From out its nest of green, Looks joyful through its golden eves JBack on the sunset-burnished skies, A sinilo o'er all the scene. The running child, whose wavy hair Takes from .the sunset's level glare, A purer, brighter tinge, Koils on the grass; the evening sta'f . Above yon streak of cloudy bar Htuigs on day's purple fringe. . Whore latest sunshine slanting falls, A bove the ivied orchard walls, The tall tree shadows lean In waving lines of shade, thai nod Like dusky streams across the-road With banks8 of light' between. The streams are gilt, the towering vane Stands burnished; and the cottage pane Seems melting in the sun; The last lark wavers down the sky, The husky crow sl...
THE "KAISER." [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
THE "KAISER." What would war criths who I'litcr taiii friendly feelings towards the Allies do but for the Kaiser? The erowi.ea head ol' Germany makes an excellent target for the missiles that are dis charged from the pens of persons^who write about the war. It is quite pos sible that WiLhelm II., although of so sensitive a nature .that his "heart bleeds of Louvain," may be impervious to these criticisms. .Nevertheless many of tiie hard things said about the Kaiser are well justified. . In the early part of the war it is admitted that the Kai.-.or-' exercised his influence with his generals, and' interfered with the plan of campaign, and if he possessed tho power to do this, then he could havo prohibited the sack of Louvain and the other brutalities by which the war has been characterised. Omission to con trol German savagery makes the Gor man Emperor responsible, and it is no exaggeration to depict 'him as an inhuman monster. Oliver Cromwell did not personally execute King Charles b...
FIRST-CLASS CREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
FIRST-CLASS CREAM. There will be 110 denying that the average quality ol' our cream lias risen immensely in the last few years. So has- tlie average quality of our butters, due largely to the improvement in the creams, and yet a good deal to the im provement in factory equipment. This notwithstanding, there is room for more care in the handling of cream on the farm. The way the cream is handled 011 the farm alter it leaves' the separator, affects to a considerable ex tent, the success of the factory. There is a wrong way and a right way. Sep arating the cream into the factory can without any further attention is a sure way to spoil the product, and if this is repeated morning and night, tliero will be layers of cream in the can that will be encrusted, and chemically and bacteriologically opposed to each other on the arrival of the supply at the factory. The correct way may be a little more trouble, but the results com pensate for the effort. The first requisite is a clean, airy se p...
THE ONE THING LACKING. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
THE ONE THING LACKING. Bridgot the maid came to her mis tress. "Oi would like a week's vacation, .Miss Eileeu,'' she said, in her soft ? Munatcr accent. "Oi wants 'to be married." Bridget liad been a good girl, so her mistress gave her tho week's vacation, a white dress, a veil, and a plum cake. Promptly at the end of the week Bridgot returned radiant. "0! Miss Eileen," she exclaimed, .'Oi was the most lovely bride! Mc dress was perfect, me veil moB' lovely, and the cake splendid. An' oh! the dancin' au' the aitiu'." '' Well, Bridget, this sounds delight ful," said her mistress, "butyou have left out the main jioint of your story: I hope you have got a good husband." Bridgot's tone changed to one of in dignation. '' Now, Aliss Eileen, an' what ye think? Tha' darn sealpuon nevor showed up."
SOME FARM STUDENTS' "HOWLEES." [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
SOME FAltM STUDENTS' ."HOWLEES." . . Mr. Thomas Milbura supplies the fol lowing examples of "howlers," which ho states are authentic. He withholds the -source, but mentions that several of tho leading agricultural and dairy ?institutions are represented: Having been asked to send a contri bution, aud knowing full woll the per sistence ot' editors, I acquiesced with out a murmur. As the magazine circulates largoly amongst those closely connected with agricultural and dairy matters, it oc curred to me that a fow "howlors," j which it has been my lot to oncountw, j though not particularly odifying, might ?, be a source ol' interest and amusement : to tho many readers, and this is my ! apology for trespassing ou the space of j these pages. Tor diplomatic reasons j the particular isource of each "howler" i is not disclosed, but I may venture j to state, without giving away any sec- j rets, that several of the leading agri- I cultural and dairy institutions are re presented below. j 1. "A...
A WEEPING BRIDEGROOM. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
A WEEPING BRIDEGROOM. The following description of an amus ing bit of experience is givon in "Jte minisccnces of a Soldier." A dinner party was given to Colonel Stuart, just before liis marriage, by sonic bachelor friends. In the hotel where the young men assembled, a number of clergy men of tho Presbytery of Aberdeen, then in sossion in the city, were stav ing. Bent upon having a good time, the young fellows irreverently played what was twined the "cayenne trick" upon some of tho worthy ministers. Colonel Stuart had sent to London for a new suit of clothes iu which to 1)0 married. Ho wore the suit on this ovening that he might do honour to his friends. We let him toll the rest of the story: "After the dinner T loft Aberdeen and went to Kngland to be married.. My father-in-law was so well known in tho town in whinh ho lived that the roads.to the church were crowded on the day of the ceremony, and the church itself was crammed. X took my place with my intended bride at the altar, and...
MUST BE USED. [Newspaper Article] — Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser — 23 April 1915
MUST BE USED. In a hotel the other week the mana ger was instructing a new arrival, who hailed from Erin's Isle, in his duties. '' Now you see that sign, ' Gentle men must use the spittoons.' If you .see any of the guests violating that rule report the matter to me." "Oi will, sor," said Pat, and kept a sharp look-out, and after watching a gentleman for half an hour, went to him and said: "D've moind the sign over yondor, sor?" "Yes," said the gentleman. "Why don't you observe it, thin?" "I'm not expectorating on the car pet," said the gentleman, astonished. '' Oi know ye 're not,'' said Pat, "nu' ver not usin' the spettune, nay ther., Spit, ye that'e, or I'll report, yez,''