Gleaner #2 (7 Jul 1906)
Contact: Arlene Peil
----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner,
Greenwood, Wis., 7 Jul 1906
NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN
Complaint Frequently Made To-Day Was Made in 1706
Is home life decaying? Richard Evelyn, who died in 1706, laments, in his diary, the vanishing of "the simple manners that prevailed in his younger days." "Men," he says, "courted and chose their wives for their modesty, frugality, keeping at home, good housewifery and other economical virtues then in reputation. The virgins and young ladies of that golden age put their hands to the spindle, nor disdained they the needle; were obsequious and helpful to their parents, instructed in the managery of the family and gave presages of making excellent wives. Their retirements were devout and religious books and their recreations in the distillatory, the knowledge of plants and their virtues, for the comfort of their poor neighbors and use of their family, which wholesome, plain diet and kitchen physic preserved in perfect health."
Marrying on Account
Rev. Mr. Williams was the Congregational minister in the village of Winslow, Me., several years ago. One evening four young people called at the parsonage. Two of them wished to be married. The papers in the case were legal, so Mr. Williams performed the ceremony. The other couple acted as bridesmaid and best man. The bridegroom was the son of a well-known man in the town, and as the happy couple were leaving the parsonage the young man whispered to Mr. Williams:
"Just charge it to father, parson. It will be all right."
HAND-TO-HAND FIGHT WITH LION
South African Dutchman Lucky to Live to Tell the Tale.
Martin Drew of W'Putezeni, South Africa, writes as follows to a friend of a recent happening in that vicinity: "A chap named De Beer of Shiloh was walking down from the Bubi river. He slept just this side of the Bembesi. Shortly after sunrise he started to walk on, leaving his boy to pack up and follows. He hadn't gone half a mile when he heard a lion grunt behind him. Turning, there was a lioness about fifty yards away and she came on to within about twenty paces. Then he let her have it, breaking her lower jaw. She charged and the next shot broke one front leg. The third, at close quarters, missed her altogether. The lioness got De Beer down and his left hand and arm, with which he was trying to guard his face, were much bitten. She got hold of his hand with her back teeth and chewed it badly, but her jaw and front leg being broken she could not finish him off. He had a little terrier dog with him, and the dog, about this time, fastened into the lioness' ear and hung on. This made the brute shift a little and De Beer was able to get hold of his rifle with his right hand. He shot her . . . and she died on top (Sorry about the missing words. Copy was cut off on the bottom.)
STREET LIGHTS ON
Beginning Sunday Evening and Give Good Lights
Formal Test to be Made This Week if Possible And Plant Turned Over to the City Authorities
The lights from the new electric light plant were turned on Sunday evening for the first time to run for about three hours. Only the street lights were used. It was an attraction and the streets had the appearance more of some festival day than a day of rest. The lamps on the side streets gave good light while the arcs did not get to burning so well, which is owing to their being new and not properly adjusted to the voltage, etc. The latter part of the week it is expected that the plant will be in shape to formally turn over to the city.
So far as we have learned, nothing definite is being done to celebrate this important event. The suggestion of a barbecue made a few weeks ago, seems to be pleasing but no one seems willing to take the lead in doing anything further. We have an Advancement Association and no doubt if enough business men would assure President Masters of their co-operation in holding such an event, he would be pleased to call a meeting to consider the matter. Lawson and the "Killer."
In the course of his article on "The Muck-Raker," in the August Everybody's, Thomas W. Lawson offers the following reminiscence:
"As a boy I remember standing the public square with hundreds of older and wiser fools, timing the chills which hurdled my spinal joints as a fierce-faced faker announced from a canopied booth the coming of the Killer - The Terrible, Tigerish, Eat-‘em-up Killer. My childish mind debated the wisdom of harnessing discretion to my curiosity and speeding to a place of safety, and I can remember as though it were yesterday my indignant gasp of relief when the Killer was revealed as a new brand of soap, warranted to strangle bedbugs, massacre roaches, smother lice on hens, and slaughter fleas on dogs.
"From that day in the now far-off wondrous world of childhood until President Roosevelt birthed his ‘muck-raker,' names have had no terrors for my thus prematurely pickled credulity. From that day to this I have believed it a duty which every man owed to his wisdom sterilizer to couple show-me-or-shut-up tag to every strange, running-wild name he captures in his mental underbrush."
For the Housewife.
In her timely paper, in the August Delineator, Isabel Gordon Curtis has some remarks of interest and value for the proper making of frozen desserts with a classification of them. Anna Morrison tells how to prepare cool salads for hot days and A. M. Calk?? writes of innovations in salads, which will appeal to jaded appetites. This is the season for the enjoyment of the inviting field mushroom and Marga?? Hall, in the article entitled "The Luscious Field Mushroom," give many tested recipes for their preparation. Tomatoes take first place as vegetable for the summer table, and suggestions for utilizing them are also given. During the "dog days," one will find that the serving of fancy iced beverages will furnish a happy combination of both food and drink. With the consideration in view, many select recipes are suggested in the article entitled "Cold Comforts," by Eleanor Marchant.
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