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False Index. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 September 1917
False index. In a district of a Lancashire town there is a mill where the workpeople are mostly tenants of the mill-owners. They are also supplied with gas at their homes. from the mill. On one occasion the manager hap pened to notice that one of his ten ants had rather a red nose, and said to him: "John, it must have cost you a lot to color your nose?" "Nay, maister," said John, "'t's noane colored wt' drink, 'cos I on'y sup a pint a day." "Well, John, that would not color your nose." "Now, yo' see,-my nose is like your gas-bmeters." "Indeed! How's that, John?" "Well, it registers moor than I con snmes," A Welshman visiting London saw "Please ring the bell" written on a door. He did so, and in a moment a powdered little footman appeared and inquired: "Well, what do you want?" "I want nothing," said the Welsh man. "I only rang the bell because it says so here," "Oh! ' suppose you've come from the land where nanny-goats grow on gooseber-y bushes?" "Yes," said the Welshman; "but in Lo...
Opening the Eggs. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 September 1917
Opening the Eggc. Hie was a great pedestrian, but one day his physical -energy seemed to give out. Weary and worn and sad. he was beginning t', despair of finding rest and refreshment when a small wayside house came into view. The good lady of the house executed her commission to supply her visitor with eggs, toast and tea. "May I open the eggs for you?" she asked, smilingly. The young man nodded assent, but although thie shell looked well enough, appearances are often decep tive, and that egg would not have d e credit to any self-respecting He drew back his chair with a sigh. "Hasn't it been boiled long enough, sir?" queried the lady. "Yes," he replied, wearily; "but it was not hoiled soon enough."
LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 September 1917
LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE. As the sun to Dame Nature a fillip is giving, Expandling her charms and her graces anew, So the smniles that come straight from one's heart, warm and living, Will bring all the best that is in us to view. Lete look on the bright side when troubles are near us, With heart.s bravoe and cheerful a:nm faces alight; ITwill strengthen us, comfort us, help us, and cheer us, With courage and hope, life's hard battles to fight. We all have our moments of doubt and depression, When, spite of good efforts, rcsults seem but naught; Then let us remember this truthful expression: "From setbacks and failures elue cessee are wrought." No longer we'll dwell in the clouds; nay, much rather, With hope let us strive for a fu ture that's bright. The wish, pray remember, to thought is the father; Let us hope, anti our thoughts will be focussed aright. No longer we'll sit nursing trouble and sorrow; We must up and be doing and drive care away! Keeping our eyes on the bright, emil ...
AFTERMATH. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 September 1917
AFT E RM AT H. By B. Cecil Doyle in "The Triad." Harris asked me if I'd care to go along with him to-day and see the parade, the men who will be going off to it in a few days' time, the bully beef and the trenches and the biting cold of nights. If I'd like to see the men swinging along raising the old dust I've cursed so many times. God, what'd I give to be there kicking it up to-day! I didn't swear because a dashed big lump got into my throat somehow, but maybe he dropped to it, for he went away-it's times like this, things hit harder than the shrapnel that sent me here and could not finish the Job decently. I'm one nt the lucky ones: they all tell me that! They say I might have lost my sight .... .Would it have been worse than reading the pity in wo men's eyes when they look at me? ... They mean to be kind, and i don't want to be a cur, but . . . My sister brings her kiddies sometimes and drills the poor little lbeggars be forehand: how they're to behave-I can hear her whispering ...
SOMETHING FOREIGN. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 September 1917
SOMETHING FOREIGN. Two Frenchmen met one day' and one said to the other : "As I was coming down the street to-day, a young man stopped me and said, "Have you a match ?" Well I thank ed him very much and told him I had a box full, and I also told him it was very considerate of him to ask me, as I might not have had any,; then I would not be able to have a cigarette. Then that man stood and looked at me until I turned a corner out of sight. I can't understand these English at all."
The Heart of Daphne Published by Special Arrangement. Copyright. CHAPTER XIV (Continued). [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 September 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 XIV (Continued).. Raffe bit his lip. "I should never have let you into my secrets," he said, "If I hadn't been obliged. I don't hold with putting matters of grave importance into the hands of females." "You told me because you couldn't do without me, Mr. Raffe," said the old woman, with her voice quavering and shrill. She was losing control of her self, feeling in all his words the dis dain of her womanhood, that told her plainly he was ready to use her with out being prepared to acknowledge it. "I could keep the women's months shut," she went on, "by making them see it was the only way to filI their pockets. I kould do it, and nobody else, and you know it. We never had no trouble till that girl came, and from the moment she walked into the house I saw that she would give us some thing to...
TREATING A "COMMERCIAL." [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 September 1917
TREATING A "COMMIERCIAL." In these days of feminine activity it is not surprising to hear of women being engaged in commercial travelling. One of them describes with keen interest her first experience in selling goods. She says. "It was the custom of a certain hotel to treat "commercials" when they paid their bills. Accordingly, after I had settled my account the proprietor looked at me in a puzzled sort of a way and asked. "Will you have anything to drink ?' I laughed and declined, and, more embarassed than ever, he returned to the charge. "I don't suppose you would care for a cigar?" Again I laughingly declined. Fie studied the situation for a moment; and then his face brightened. "Well, will you accept a box of chocblate creams ?'' and he handed me the package. In point of fact, I have no taste for sweetmeats ; but it would have been cruel to refuse, so I accepted the creams with as pleas ant a smile as possible. Ever since that time I have been sure of a parting gift from that h...
ALTERATION IN FRUIT BEARING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 September 1917
ALTERATION IN FRUIT BEARING. The fifteenth report of the Woburn (England) Experimental Fruit Farm discusses the popular Idea that fruit trees tend to bear heavily and lightly in alternate seasons. This idea is often made the basis of a recommen dation to thin a heavy crop borne one year, in order to obtain a better crop the next year. The authors of the re port believe, however, that the ten dency toward alternate cropping is very feeble, and that there is, at tile same time, an equally powerful ten dency toward uniform cropping, so far as the innate pualities of the tree are concerned; the chief factor in deter mining good or bad hearing being probably the weather, especially the occurrence of spring frosts.
NOVEL SEED SOWING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 September 1917
NOVEL SEED SOWING. A bulb grower has introduced an ingenious method of sowing seed. Long strips of narrow paper are first of all prepared, upon which the reeds are pasted at intervals. The space allowed between the seeds depends upon the kind. In some cases two or three inches may he needful, in others' only an inch. 'Many yards of tttl strips are prepared in this way and. wound upon a wooden reel. The method of sowing is simplicity itself. when this plan is followed. TI:h trench is opened up to the requireds depth. Then one end of the paper strip is pegged down on to the soil anil the reel of tape is unwound according to the length of the trench. An enormous saving of seed is of. fected and, what is perhaps even more Important, the seeds are sown at ex actly the right distance from eachtt other. Any danger of overcrowdintg on the part of the seedlings is elimin ated. Naturally, the paper tape soon rots away in the soil and it is nut found ini any other way to affect the develop men...
Beaconsfield Upper. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 September 1917
Beaconsfield Upper. The garden fete in aid of the Red Cross and War Relief Fund, which was held in Mr Kirkwood's spacious garden &nbsp; on the 5th, was a pronounced success. For some time the ladies of the district and their friends have been working very hard, and the result of their labors could be seen when one visited the various stalls, which were stocked with all sorts of useful and ornamental articles. All the afternoon a good business was done. In some instances the stalls were sold clean out, which was an evidence of the fair stallholders' persuasive power. It would take up too much space to mention all those who worked to make the affair such a success, so I will content myself by saying that all interested in the fete did their utmost. It is expected that when all the money comes in over £80 will have been raised for the fund.
BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 September 1917
BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. The ordinary monthly meeting. of the local shire council as held last Saturlay,. when the following were present: - Cra Martin, James, Henty, Douglas, CG nningham, Walsh, Dare, Pearson, St-phen-o o, Sharp, Bailey and a'Be:kett. Cr a'Beeh:ett was voted to the chair and the m:nu-e; of t' lIas??t meeting were re-:l and confimned. ELE riOr O' PR3.'3D'3Ni. Cr Jam; mln' ssrithit the presi-ret'ss allowv:ant be £;3, which was ?E nm~re than last yea', £10 to be set aside for deputation expenses Cr 31artin seconded the motion. Cr Pearson opposed the increase. When compared with shires of a simi lar size in other parts of the State it would be recognised it was too high, and it: was on the up grade. At a time when economy was the order of the day, it would be out of place to .m ke the increase. He moved as an amend:nent that the allowance be £59. the same as last year. Cr Sh:er, seconded the amendment. He thought the council should econo mise. Cr Henty agreed that expens...
BOSTON CAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 September 1917
BOSTON CAKE. One cupful sugar, } cupful butter. 2 eggs, 1 cupful flour, tteaspoonful salt, 1 teaspoonful baking powder, one-third, cupful corn-flour, I cupful milk, I teaspoonful vanila.. Cream together the sugar and butter, break into this one egg and beat. Sift the flour three times, the last adding the salt, baking powder, and corn-flour. Add a little of this to the first mix ture, stir in the second egg, and the milk, then the remaining flour and vanila. Bake in a moderate oven, in a loaf or in two layers. If the layers are nesed, put together with chocolate frosting and cream filling. . Apple Fritters.- Some Apples, pint of boiling water, I pint of cold water, 12 ozs. flour, pinch of salt, whites of two eggs beaten to a solid froth. Peel and core the apples without dividing them. Slice in rounds, full size of the fruit. Their favour is much improved by soaking in a little wine and lemom juice for four hours. To make the batter, pour the boiling water over the but ter (cut. in p...
BAKED APPLES, SOUTHERN STYLE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 September 1917
BAKED APPLES, SOUTHERN STYLE. Six choice apples, I cupful sugar, I pint milk, three eggs, two-thirds cupful sugar, I tablespoonful vanilla. salt. Pare and core apples that are not too sour to hold their shape when baked. Put in a pudding dish sprinkle' the half-cupful sugar over and around thefn, also filling places where the core was taken out. Put in oven and bake. Remove from oven and pour around them the milk mix ture made thus:-Beat the eggs well, add sugar, and beat again, add milk salt and vanila. Bake slowly until a knife blade will come out clean after insertion in the custard. Serve. hot or cold. This is especially good dessert for children.
Ladies' Column. FLUFFY OMELET. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 September 1917
Ladies' Column. -0- FLUFFY OM3ELET. Six eggs, 1 teaspoonful salt, 2 cup fuls stale breadcrumbs, I cupful milk. Combine the breadcrumbs, milk, salt and egg yolks. Beat the egg whites until stiff, and fold lightly into the mixture of yolks and crumbs. Melt a tablespoonful of butter in a hbt frying pan. Pour in the omelet mix ture, and let cook till it has set and is beginning to brown ; then cut it in squ:ares and turn with a cake turner. Serve at once. For variety, a fourth cupful of chopped ham or grated cheese may be added. Buttered Apples.-Six large sound apples, sugar and seasoning to taste 3 ozs. butter. Pare and core the apples with an apple corer, or sharp pointed knife, but do not cut them. Fill the hollow of each with butter and sugar, adding a little seasoning. Put a little butter in a deep dish, cover it. and set it in a cool oven. Baste the apples with butter, but do not let it form a skin round them. Bake till soft, but be careful not to let the apples break so as to los...
SOME STRANGE CUSTOMS IN EASTERN SIBERIA. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 September 1917
SOME STRANGE CUSTOMS IN EASTERN SIBERIA. - With the possible exception of Thibet and the North and South Poles, there is no spot on the face of the earth about which there is Ices known than there is about that corner of north-east Asia, which is vaguely referred to as Eastern Sib eria cr Mongolia. An explorer, who spent two years among the tribes on the AmLr River, gives some very in teresting particulars about the ter ritory. The Amuir is the boundary between China and Russia (Siberia) and the tribes on the north side, though nominally Russian subjects, are so far removed from all Government influence as to be practically indep endent. In appearance they are short with lcng black hair, and are very artistic, producing and executing the most varied and elaborate designs ir. the way of embroidery. These are lavishly displayed on their wearing apparel and household effects. They are A PRIMITIVE COMMUNITY. incapable of reading or writing, and sub. isting by hunting and fishing. Their ...
A VIEW OF LHASSA AND THE CIRCULAR ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 September 1917
A VIEW OF LHASSA AND THE CIRCULAR ROAD. ---~---- In. the account of a special corres pondent of a London daily of the ad vance on Lhassa we read : "When we ascended the Chabparidge to-day and looked down on the city the last mystery of the East was un veiled. Lhassa lay a mile in front of us, a mass of huddled roofs and trece dominated by the golden 41ome of the Jo-Khang Cathedral. The sacred City is not walled or fortified. The Ring-Khor, or Circular- Road. six miles in circumference, surrounds it. . We saw pilgrims and devotees moving slowly along it from west to east (from east to west). Not a soul passed in the opposite direction, which indicated that the road is not used for traffle" It indicated a great deal more if the correspondent had been but en lightened fully, as the late William Simpson, of the "Illustrated London News," was, else he could have hard ly in the above connection have fail ed to hint at it-the more that it would have given full effect and illus tration to h...
PHYSICIANS COULDN'T WED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 September 1917
PHYSICIANS COULDN'T WED. ----+--- There was once a time when doc tors were doamed to celibacy. It was at the conclusion of the Mediae val period when medicine was in the hands of the monks. In 'France the "British Medical Journal" recalls, the habit of celibacy persisted long after the practice of medicine had passed into lay hands. For two or three centuries the doctors protested, but in vain. The matter was finally laid before the Pole, and towards the end of the fifteenth century the vow was abolished. Some people are never =atislicl. F'or exa:mple, the prisoner who com pl,irned of the literature that the prison angel gave him to read. "Nutt'n but continued stories," he grumbledl, "and I'm to be hung .next Tuesday." 2102.
SPECIAL CATTLE SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 September 1917
SPECIAL CATTLE SALE. The Gippsland and Northern Co operative Selling and Insurance Co. Ltd. report having held a special cattle sale (through their Newmarket auc tioneer, Mr W. E. Phillips) on Thurs day, September 13th, when buyers were present from Terang, Kerang, Denili quin and the North East. Competition was keen and bidding was spirited throughout. Forward springers to £17 10s; backward do. £14; springing heifers £13 10s; store cows £10 5s; poddies £6 18s; cows and calves £12 15s.
FIVE SUITORS IN TWENTY MINUTES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 September 1917
FIVE SUITORS IN TWENTY MINUTES. There is a child-like simplicity ab)out the peasant folk of Montenegro. A woman who has travelled among them says that both men and women on her arrival asked her, with per fect frankness, the most personal questions. When she- explained that she had come by train and steam boat, the 'inferer.ce was that she had great wealth. "And you have come so far to see us? Bravo'! Are you married ?" "No," said the traveller. There was great excitement and much whispering. "Wait ! Wait !" cried a woman. Then, at the top of her voice she shouted, "Milosh ! Milosh !" A tall bronzed boy about 18 years old edged his way through the crowd. His mother stood on tiptoe and& whispered in his ear. He looked coy and twiddled his fingers. "Ask her ! Ask her !" cried men and wdmen, encouragingly. Milosh plucked up courage, thump ed his chest, and blurted out : "Wilt thou have me ?"