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NOTHING SERIOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
WOTHING SERIOUS. ed to his better half an elaborate piano lamp. He was much flattered when she told him she intended to g ive it his name, until he asked her reason for so peculiar a proceeding. "Well," she said, "you know, dear, it has a good deal of brass aho?t it; it is handsome to look at ; requires a good deal of attention ; is remark ably brilliant ; is sometides unsteady on its legs ; liable to explode when only half full; dares up occasional ly ; it is always out at bed time, and is bound to smoke. She was a green bhand, called in suddenly to assist the regular ser vants in passing tea and cake at the extra special At-home of the De Poneonbys, and her name was-guess. Quite right ! Her name was Brid get. Conversation was at a discount. There had been a distinct lull for five minutes, tempered only by the clink ing of spoons and the rattle of cups o and saucers. And then, through the stillness, came the hoarse voice of Bridget : "Annie !" Annie, the very superior parlour maid,...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Lemons are very useful in health and sickness. Hot lemonade is one of the best remedies for an incipient cold. It is also excellent in cases of biliousness. For inalaria, the "Ro man cure" is prepared by cutting the rind and pulp of a lemon -into a pint of water, then boiling until there is only half a pint. One teaspoonful should he taken before each meal. This has cured obstinate cases when quinine failed. A quick way of making delicious chocolate is as follows:--Mix a heap ing teaspoonful of cocoa with a little more than the quantity of condensed milk, allowing this proportion to each cup. When this has been well mixed, pour in boiling water, and set on the stove to boil for five minutes. As the milk is sweetened the choco late will not require sugar. To soften kid boots w. hich have been ha-dened by getting very wet, clean them at once'and rub them with castor oil. One. of the best places to store blankets which are not used is under a mattress which is constant...
SUET PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
- UET PUDDING. Chop a cupful of suet very fine and free it from strings, Add to it a cup ful of treacle, acid warm the mixture slightly. Add two well-beaten eggs, cinnamon and mace to taste. and a pint of flour that has been sifted twice with a saltspoonful of salt and a scant teaspoonful of baking soda. Last of all, stir in a cupful of seeded and minced raisins, plentifully dredg ed with flour. Pour into a buttered mould and steam for three hours.
Ladies' Column. REST AND RECREATION. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
Ladiess' Column. REST AND RECREATION. Along the line of justithable extra vagance let me make a plea for more recreation for the busy housewife. In caring for her home and loved ones she is too apt to forget the duty she owes herself, and almost before she is aware of the fact she is. growing ner vous, feels discouraged and irritable. At such a time let her pause and consider not how much she will save by continuing in the same old rut, but how much she will gain by laying aside her work for a time, that she may rest and recuperate. Do not wait until tired nature calls a halt, but make a practice of taking one or two holidays every year, going where you can really rest, and have time to think., not of the work you have left behind-that will take care of it self-but of the benefit yourself and loved ones will gain.' These short se parations "make the heart grow fon der," and the dear ones will also learn from your absence how neces sary you are to them. Time and money spent more free...
BAKED APPLE DUMPLINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
BAKED APPLE DUMPLINGS. Cut a short pie-crust into 5in. or 6in. squares: In the centre of each place a pared and neatly-cored apple, filling the space with sugar and cin namon, if liked, also a clove. After wetting the edges of the . pastry with white of egg, fold it over the apple, pinch and flute it to look well, and encase the apple completely. Bake from 30min. fo 40min., towards the last brushing the top with white of egg and dusting with a little sugar. Serve with a hard sauce.
GRILLED FRESH HERRINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
GRILLED FRESH HERRINGS. These are very tasty and dainty .if properly prepared. First clean the fish, cut off the heads and tails, re moving the backbone, and what small ones you can. Next flatten out the fish with a knife. Sprinkle- the inside with pepper and salt. and set the two sides together again in pairs. press ing both firmly. Dip into coarse oat meal and grill over a very clear fire. Serve on a hot dish with caper sauce.
A WILY PARSON. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
A WILY PARSON. "The Merry Past," a book recently publisheId, abounds in good stories. Here is one of a fox-hunting parson: The Rev. Mr. Wright, who had a living in" the West of England, re fused tri read the Athanasian Creed. though repea?tedly desired to do so by his parishioners. They complained to the lishop, who ordered it to be read. The Creed in question is ap pointed to be said or sung, and Mr. Wright accordingly on the following Sunday thus addressed the congrega tion : "Next follows Athanasiius's Creed, either to be st.nd or sung, and with Heavcn's leave I'll sing it. Now, clerk, mind what you're about !" After this they both struck up, and sang it with great gtee to a fox hunting tune, which, having previous ly been practiced, was well perform ed. The scandalised parishioners again met and informe? l their dio cesan of what they called the inde crum, but the bishop said that the pastor was right, for it was so or dered, in consequence of which they declared that they wonld...
The Heart of Daphne Published by Special Arrangement. Copyright. CHAPTER XI. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
The Heart of Daphne By LADY TROUBRIDGE, Author of "The Cheat," "The Soul of "Honor," "Love, the Locksmith," "The Girl with the Blue Eyes," etc. Published by Special Arrangement. Copyright. CHAPTER XI. The dinner was a marvel, and the table itself, with its exquisite flowers varying from deep red to pale pink its cut glass, its gleaming gold it amber-colored fr;uit, its endless sue cession of appetising dishes-was thing to wonder at To Daphne it was a nightmare, and as the time s!fpped by she wonderer: if her courage would hold out. Ever Sophie's presence added to her sense or baffled hopelessnes, for fond a she was of her, teere could be s.. little confidence between them nowv. Barnstaple sat on her right, an she talked to him intermittently. I wa: easier in moments like this, whe:. they could speak of ordinary common things, and bolster up this mocker: of an engagement with laughter ant: talk, than in the moments when the. were alone; for the Nemesis that lie in wait for those who ...
JOSH BILLINGS' PHILOSOPHY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
..JOSH BILLINGS' PHILOSOPHY. I have never seen a person yet wlhy dlin't kknow hiz nabor a grate deal better than he did himself. Self-respeckt may never hav madt a man a Christian, but it iz one ov the very beat steps he kan take to ward it. Time iz an absolute tyrant; and az we gro older, and less able to bear Ihis edikts, lie grows mnore exacting andt intolerable. The nlore suffering and pain that a man kan endure without llinching. the more he is like a bull terrier. It is easy enough to s:e how othe people's yung ones might behave bet ter, but inlpossible to see how our own could. Error is very numble at the start but the staying qualitys of truth all wuss wins tile race at last. A bully is a fellow who allywuss meazures his courage bi the othe. phellow's timidity. A wag iz a kind ov sckond-rate drollerist. who deals in kast-off jokes: he iZ on the level ov the clown. and only one remove abuvv the loafer. A dogmatist is one who beleaves tor iutlhI. while a skeptic iz one whtl do...
INDIAN PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
INDIAN PUDDING. This is made with Indian meal, of which you require ilb. You must also have 'I quart of milk, 1 small cup of -treacle, 1 tablespoonful drip ping, 1 teaspoonful each ground gin ger and baking powder, 1 egg (they are getting cheaper now), and } tea spoonful salt, Wet the meal with some, of the cold milk, and put the est into a saucepan. When nearly boiling stir the wetted meal into it, ant let it boil up steadily. Add treacle, -dripping, ginger, salt; and beaten egg. -Lastly, stir in the bak ing powder. Turn into a greased dish, and bake two hours.
TO MAKE THE BREAD. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
TO MAKE THE BREAD. Put 61b. of dour into a deep 'jar, press it against the sides and make a deep well in the centre, put in a pint of warm water and a teacupful of yeast, mix to a thick batter, an'd set to rise in a warm place for about four hours, when it can be madeinto dough and set to rise again. I al ways set my sponge about five o'clock in the afternoon. About half past nine I make up the dough, add ing more warm water and three des sertspoonfuls of salt. I cover it well up to keep it warm, and leave to rise all, night. I always get up at six on baking mornings and as soon as I have the fire lighted and the oven going I put the bread into tins and let" it rise until the oven is hot, which is about an hour. I bake it an hoLr, so I am finished pretty early, unless I have extra things to bake."
YEAST. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
YEAST. Boil joz. of hops in a quart of weter for half an hour, strain the liquor, and let it cool down to the heat of new milk. Put into it two teaspoonfuls of salt and Ilb. of moist sugar. Beat up jIb. of flour, and mix well together. Two days afterwards add lI potato which have been boiled and mashed. Whilst mak ing stir frequently and keep it near the fire, but do not cover it tightly until it has ceased working. It will keep in a cool place two months. One teacupful raises .6 pounds of flour.
JOINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
JOINTS. A joint of articulation may be de fined as the connecting point or sur face of two or more bones of the body. Contrary to the common no ltion, any of the bones so connected may be immovable. . - A joint when movable, may have a free or limited movement. One of the freest of the joints is that of the shoulder;. while- the most limited? are to Ie found among certain of the vertebrae. The part of the bone which'is con cerned in the construction of the joint is called its articular surface, and is covered by a layer of smooth silvery' gristle or cartilage. This smooth layer assists greatly in the free wor'adng of the ends of the bones upon. each -other. The bones which are joined in the articulation are [tied together by extremely tough and flexible strings cand bands of fibrous tissue, called ligaments. In all nor mal action of the joint these liga ments allo3* of sufficient movement, but prevept it becoming excessive, unless enough external fotce is ap plied to overcome their ...
WONDERFUL PREHISTORIC MUMMY. A SKIN OF MANY COLOURS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
WONDERFUL PREHIS TORIC MUMMY. -~----+~---- A SKIN OF MANY- COLOURS. The discovery, in the United States of the "Mummy Trachodon" furnishes a new and fascinating chapter which nearly doubles all previous know ledge of the habits and life of a Very remarkable group of great aniphibi ous raptiles. The -important and valuable fea ture about- this unique specimen, as detailed by Mr. Walter L. Brasley, is that it presents a complete cast, with ri'solute distinctiveness, of the hith erto practically unknown outer cor ering of these herbivorous dinosaurs belonging to the closing period of the Age of Raptiles. During the Up per Cretaccous Period, according to geological reckoning., about three millions of years ago, these huge kan garoo-shaped. water-inhabiting crea tures were very abundant in, western North America. They were from fif teen to sixteen feet or more In height, and measured some thirty feet in length. The skeletons, or hard parts, have been known for a number of years, and some...
HARD METAL CUT BY SOFT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
HARID MIETAL CUT BY SOFT. A bar of hard steel is cut rapidly with a. revolving disc of soft iron. This is caused by the intense beat produced by the friction ; the heat being concentrated at one point on the steel bar, melts this, while the revolving disc distributes it over its circumference, which is kept cool by the current of air. A bar 31 milli meters thick is cut in two by a disc i, centimeters in dianieter and 2 mil imeters thick: revolving at 80 metres a second in from eight to ten sec onds. The sages of the. general store were, discussing the veracity of old Si Perkins when Uncle Bill Abbot am bled in. -. "What do you; think 'about it, Uncle Bill 7?" they isked him. "Would youi call Si Perkins a liar ?" "Well," answered Bill slowly, as "I -don't know as I'd go as far as to call him a liar exactly, but I do know this much : when feeding time comes, in order to get any response from his hogs, he has to get some body else to call 'em for him." The literary boarder fastened his...
THE BAKING OF BREAD. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
THE BAKING OF BREAD. In "How to Save Bread," one of a series of articles written at the re quest of the Food Controller, E. J. Spriggs. M.D., F.R.G.P., of England writes that one important way of saving wheaten flour is to use other kinds of corn in making bread, so that the same amount of bread con tains less wheat. The writer advises the admixture of oatmeal with wheat flour, and gives a recipe for baking excellent loaves of flour and meal as follows :-91b. of flour, 4ilb. of oat meal, and 3ozs. of salt are put in a bowl. Make a hole in the middle and add water. Sprinkle a little sugar upon 3ozs. of yeast and stand it in a pint of water before the fire till it froths to the top of the water. Mix it in with the flour and water. Knead thoroughly for half an hour. Divide I into loaves of 21b. each, knead each loaf a little, put into a tin, and set before the fire for another half-hour. Bake in a fairly brisk oven for an hour. The 131lb. of flour and meal gives about 17Ilb.'of a nice ...
Ladies' Column. ECONOMY ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
Ladies' Column. -4~-- ECONOMY ADVICE. Maize serves as an excellent food if eaten in moderation. It contains about the same" nourishment a" wheat: i flour, but is constituted a little dif ferently.°" It is like the oat rich in I fat, and therefore needs little fat in cooking.- - . Maize can -be added to, wheat flour for' the purposeof making bread, in the proportion of about one to three. If it be found that the bread is dry a very little _more salt than the usual quantity may be added to re tain the moisture.. Maize food can be prepared in the same fashion as porridge. With the left hand pour the grain into boiling water, stirring all the time with the right. Milk may be substituted for 1 water if a richer diet is required. Cooking takes about five minutes. Cold maize porridge may be baked in the oven or fried up with any desir able flavouring. .
AS OTHERS SEE US. SOME GERMAN COMPLIMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
AS OTHERS SEE US. SOME GERMAN COMPIdMENTS. The following comments are taken from "Five Hundred and One Gems of German Thought," edited by Wil liam Archer, and published by T. Fisher Urwin, London : .The climate, the want of wine, and lack of beautiful scenery have all been obstacles in the way of English Kul tir.-H. von Treitachke. England's strength resides in oero gant self-esteem, Germany's great ness in the modest appreciation of everything foreign. England is self seeking to the point of insanity. Ger many is just, even to self-deprecia tion.-Th. Fontane. The war has laid bare the British soul, and a .cold shudder goes through the Germanic Kultur-world.-"Ger manus." No people has done so much harm to civilisation as the ,English.--O. A. H. Schmitz. England has. nothing but the in stincts of a beast of prey. This alone can explain her foreign and domestic policy of the past decades. Her *one oliject has been to increase her out ward possessions and to let her own people starve.-...