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INSURANCE HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

INSURANCE HUMOUR. The way in which application forms for insurance are filled are often more amusing than enligotesing. as thq "British Medical Journal" shows in the following excellent selections of examples:- "Mother died in infancy," "Father went to bed feeling well, and the next morning woke up dead.' "Grandfather died suddenly at the age of 103. Up to this time he bid fair to reach a ripe old age." "Applicant does not know cause of mother's death ; but states that she fully recovered from her last illness." "The applicant knows nothing of maternal posterity, excepting that they all died at an advanced age." "Applicant has never been fatally pick." "Father died suddenly ; nothing seriot:s." "Applicant's brother, who was an infant, died when he was a mere child." ""Grandfather died from gun-shot wounds, caused by an arrow shot by an Indian." "Applicant's fraternal parents died when he was a child." "Mother's last illness was caused by chronic rheurmatism, but she was cured before...

Publication Title: Pakenham Gazette And Berwick Shire News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

WISE AND OTHERWISE;' Here is a story about an irmprov ident in that acute dnanfclal qund ary picturesquely described as 'stony broke.' Consequently he wrote home to his wife : "Des- .Mary,--We lost a trench this morningl and must get another at any cost ; send me £5 st once." But be had a wily wife, and her reply was not very Incouraging. It ran rDear J.im,-Sorry I haven't £5 towards replacing the lost trench : but I enclose you two candles to help you look for it.'" The military manoeuvred. All the afternoon the attackers had attacked and the defenders defended, with con i spicuous lack of incident, or bravery. Operations were begining to drag horribly, when a white flag went up. The officer in command of the at tackers stared in amazement. "A flag of truce i" he exclaimed. "What do they want ?" The sergeant-major endeavoured to cover up a smile. "They say, sir," he reported, "that as it's tea-time, they'd like to exchange a couple of Territorials for a tir. of condensed milk-if yo...

Publication Title: Pakenham Gazette And Berwick Shire News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WHERE WORKERS EARN £20 A WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

WHERE WORKERS EARN .20 A WEEK. Up to the time of April. when the United States joined with the Allies, there was a period of Industrial prosperity there unequalled in any part of the world, in any age prosperity due, of course, to muni tion orders. Great Britian and France and Italy and Russia--e>pec ially Russia-were avid for guns, riles, shells, small ammunition. eather-work, steel rails, and every form of railway equipment. They were prepared to pay any price, so long as the goods could be delivered quickly. They paid for speed. The munition factories of the U.S. had to speed up as never before. The way to effect it was to offer the in ducement of very high piece-work wages, and exceptional bonuses for overtime. For instance, skilled roll ers in Pittsburg mills have been earning their five guineas a day. Puddlers have been making almost as much. DAZZLING WAGES. But the money has certainly been earned. Clerks, even parsons. and other soft-handed men, lurred by the glitter of £1...

Publication Title: Pakenham Gazette And Berwick Shire News
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JAPANESE MADE EASY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

JAPANESE MADE EASY. Although the Japs in England say that they can understand Russian geographical; names worrying us, they cannot see why those from Japan should do so. Japanese, they say, is in many respects like Eng lish, and we should be able to learn it in a year, as far as talking goes; to write it is more difficult they ad mit. Most of the Japanese names with which the papers are at present bristling have a meaning which is sometimes of such length as to make an Englishman imagine that the lang-. uage of the Land of the Rising Sun is by no means so elaborate and un wieldly as.it is commonly supposed to be. For instance, the group of islands called the Kuriles. Kuriles means the Thousand Islands. Formosa means the Gulf of the Tower ; Tokio the Capital of the East, and so on. On the other hand, "is" in Japan consists of five syllables, which alone would do a good deal towards equal izing matters. Most of the puzzling geographical Japanese names are spelt so differ ently on the ...

Publication Title: Pakenham Gazette And Berwick Shire News
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ERRORS OF THE COLOUR-BLIND [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

ERRORS OF THE COLOUR-BLIND -0--ct-- A well-known oculist, while dii cuasing some of the various defects of the human eye which are not noticeable to the ordinary observer, has this to say about colour-blind people : "The world must be a curious place to colour-blind people, of whom there are 40 males and 3 females to every 1,000 persons. Some are blue yellow blind, and everything either seems red, green or grey to them ; others are red-green blind and all things appear to them to be yellow. blue or grey of various shades: and others, again, perceive no distinction of colour at all, but the whole world wears an unchanged aspect of dull grey. To these last, a visit to a picture gallery would reveal merely a collec tion of engravings or photographs. But the two former have the com pensation of seeing their own two colours much more brightly than ordinary people. "The colour-blind DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS at times. An officer of the Navy went one day to buy material for a coat, vest and ...

Publication Title: Pakenham Gazette And Berwick Shire News
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SCIENCE OF KEEPING WARM. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

SCIENCE OF KEEPING WARM. Many persons who suffer from cold extremities accept the discomfort as a condition which is natural, and therefore beyond their control. The remedy really lies with themselves, and does not consist of hugging the fire or staying indoors, or in any other artificial protection. The reason one feels cold first in the extremities is not alone because they are the remotest points reached by the blood in its circulation, but also because they contain a network of the minute blood vessels known as capillaries in which the blood current tends to stagnate. When this hap pens, the nerves, unwarmed by fresh blood, ache in consequence. The small boy who leaves a warm house on a cold winter morning, us ually starts on the run, or romps about for a while. This activity gives such an impetus to his circula tion by the rapid breathing which it necessiates that the boy is soon in a glow. Not everyone can imitate the boy's activity or enjoy his fun, but all can imitate his br...

Publication Title: Pakenham Gazette And Berwick Shire News
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MARKET REPORTS. DANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday, October 2. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

MARKET REPORTS. DANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday, October 2. Alex. Scott and Co., Pty. Ltd., Jcs. Clarke and Co., and Adamson, Strettle and Co. Pty. Ltd. conjointly report: A fair yarding of all classes of cattle offered. Milkers and springers were in fair demand at late high rates. Same of the principal sales were as follows:-N. Bowman two to £23, J. Cochrane one at £20, Frederick Bros. two to £18, I.-Keys one at £18, Lea. Corrigan four to £17, W. McKenna. two to £17, A. Skirving one at £15 12t 6d, F. Ridgway one at £16, Miss Carney one at £14 7s 6d, Eden Bros. one at £14 10, J. Ch:lmar; two to £15 10s, It. Ilallinan two to £15 5s, J.. Tatterson one at £17, M. C. Bowman six to £16 7s 6d, G. Gascard one at £15 7s 6d. Springers-Leh. Corrigan two to £17, Jas. Greaves and Son one at £17 5s, N. Bowman six to £16 2s 6d, M. C. Bowman sixteen to £17 53, Frederick Bros. four to £15 12s Gd, Mrs Roberts one at £15 15s, M. Bourke four to £15, G. Griffith two to £14 2s Gd, and drafts for others, to £1...

Publication Title: Pakenham Gazette And Berwick Shire News
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LOVEMAKING EXTRAORDINARY. MANY ODD WAYS OF WOOING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

LOVEMAKING EXTRAORDINARY. -0--o--- MANY ODD WAYS OF WOOING. The wild gipsies of Galicia use cakes as love-letters. A coin is bak ed into the cake, which at the first opportunity is flung to the favoured object. The retention of this is look ed upon as a virtual "acceptance"; its forcible return an intimation thatl the "attentions" are undesired. Amongst an Indian tribe a rather pretty court-ship custom obtains..At the annual "love feast" a girl will hide a pitcher by the reeds near the river, and then, pointing towards the youth with whom she is in love, she will whisper, "Fair youth, find !" If the maiden seems as fair to him as he to her, he searches, finds, and places the pitcher on her head, and the two are husband and wife. Among the semi-savage tribes in the Arabian desert, the lover tries to seize the girl while she is pasturing her father's flocks. She pelts him with mud, sticks, and stones, and will be held in lifelong repute if she sLeceeds in wounding him. Once driven int...

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NAR NAR GOON MONTHLY MARKET. Thursday, September 27. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

NAR NAR GOON MONTHLY MARKET. Thursday, September 27E Adamson, Strettle and Co. Pty. Ltd report:-A small yarding owin to show week; prices good. Milkcrz , £14, £16 5s, £17, £IS; springers, £14; store cows to £3 153; noddies, £5 2s; suckers, 15s.

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SOLDIER'S FEARS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

SOLDIER'S FEARS. It is extraordinary what errious fears some soldiers have. One fight er always dreads that his charcoal fire will be destroyed by a shell. He always places the burner in the most protected part of the trench, but remains quite indifferent in regard to his own personal safety. Another extraordinary fear of a soldier at the front, is that of having his bootlaces untied. Nothing else has terrors for him, from bayonet fight ing to asphyxiating gases. But he is quito certain that If his bootlaces are loose he will trip over them and break his neck. He always examines his laces to see if they are properly fastened. Another soldier who has been through the thick of the fighting is terribly frightened of going through a wood, and would rather walk miles round it than half-a-mile through it. He has the fear that some day a tree. will suddenly fall and crush him. Many soldiers have a horror of los ing their identification discs, or of being unidentified if they are killed. an...

Publication Title: Pakenham Gazette And Berwick Shire News
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SPECIAL HORSE SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

SPECIAL HORSE SALE. The Gippslanrd and Northern Co operative Selling and Insurance Co. Ltd, report having held a special horse sale at Dandenong on Monday, October 1st, when there was a good yarding of all classes of horses. Owing to the strike some good horses from Lockhart (N.S.W.) were unable to arrive in time. Buyers were present from the North-East and the Mallee. Comnpti tion was keen, especially for good farm horses and ponies. We report: Heavy draught geldings, £30; lorry horses, £22; delivery sorts, £17; ponies £13 10s; hacks, £8 to £12.

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COSTLY MISTAKES. MILLIONS LOST BY FRAUD AND MUDDLE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

COSTLY MISTAKES. MILLIONS LOST BY FRAUD AND MUDDLE. Startling disclosures of muddle and misappropriation are contained in the Appropriation Account dealing with the coat of the Army during 1916-16. Errors, negligence, and mishaps made by various Government departments have been costing England thous ands daily, and to the score of in dividuals who have been speculating as to where the money goes, the re report is a real eye-opener. Losses through fraud and arson, and other causes, written off as ir revocable, actually amounted to the sum of £286,750 ! Pilfering seems to have been rife on all our over-seas routes, apparently owing to lack of precaution and super vision. For instance, £181 worth of condensed milk and jam rations dis appeared between Alexandria and Sollom owing to the light fingers of the mercantile marine crews on board ships. Many cases have been stolen, and as we cannot aseune that they were all consumed by the crews, they were probably sold to contractors who doubt...

Publication Title: Pakenham Gazette And Berwick Shire News
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Pakenham Upper. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

Pakenham Upper. The monthly meeting of Pakenham Upper Fruitgrowers' Association was held on Saturday 'last, 29th ultimo. Mr A. B. Warner, one of the delegates to the annual conference of the Victo rian Fruitgrowers' Central Association, gave a, very interesting and compre hensive report of the proceedings. Representatives were present at the conference from 22 district arsocia-- tions. The committee, which had been appointed by a former conference to confer with the Victorian Orchtrdists' - Association re the disposal of the com ing crop, presented their-report. Their main recommendations were: - (I) The Standardisation of fruit.. (2) That minimum- prices be fixed. That the Federal Government be re quested to enforce by law the stand-'. ards and prices when fixed. Failing action by the Federal authorities, the State Government be asked to apply the standards and prices to Victoria. (The executive of the Central Associa tion was appointed to be the body to fix the prices of fruit at ...

Publication Title: Pakenham Gazette And Berwick Shire News
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DON'T MIND THE STING. THE NETTLE A USEFUL PLANT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

DON'T MIND THE STING. THE NETTLE A USEFUL PLANT. There was a time once when the common nettle was not the generally despised weed it is now. People did not root it oct of existence or shun it as a nuisance, but cultivated it for use as food, for clothing for paper manufacture. It does not look inviting as a food and yet during the Irish famine. hundreds of poor people existed en tirely on it, cooking the young plant as greens. There was a method of blanching it by "earthing up" as is now done for sea kale., Animals, while refusing to touch .the growing nettle, devour it eagerly when made into hay; and in Russia, Sweden and Holland it is mowed several times a year for fodder. The common name given to the nettle in some language means "that with which one sews," for the fibre was used as a thread several centur ies ago. In Kamschatka the natives use the thread for fishing lines and cordage. In France it is used for paper. In Hindustan and China it is woven into grass-cloth .; and the ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

COMMONWEALTWI OF AUSTRALIA. c£2i,00,lt 4 pe Ot. IlC t WA il, I1 27. SUBSCRIPTION LIST :LOSES 2No NOVEMOER. 1917. The Loan is for WAR purposes only. BONDS will bet inoe, .n ,,rants.f £10. £50. £100. £500 oan £1000. payable to be~r. STOCK *il: Le :.-.ri '..- i is .unnrtall t o £100 +.on"l ov:'ipe' of £10 ,aboe £100l , s trol? uo will he aIltEt a ..f .s1 o te P ,T;'IY. BONDS and INSCRIDED STOCK wilt be exompt from the op?ration of Wealth Levy. ii ory. .0.t r1l1 to y:cpte i at par in payloso of l',obLi. tol S.o,,.aoo Doty dcf r to :h. .'o-,-.onw?,?:t h. INTIEREST is p tol- 1 Atf-!..aryu. is FIrP.K of STATE a.nd COMIIIO)NWALTBH IrCOMIK TAI. Sp.yaolie free ,of ch. ge of any taIl k or State Savin olll k. TIH: C0u(?igliWI:CAI.TI IBANK OF AL.STI??ALIA I. ithoorih l on behalf of the TI?KASUJ?I.J OF TIllE C4tIIMII.WKAI.TII OF AUSTIALIA to raloe applicatio. for th abote Loan. INSTALMENTS Payable as undert £10tO per cent. on application £20 per cent. 1st February, 1918 £20 ,, , 3rd December, 191...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

Business .,ntioes. -7 PAKENHAM( GO Fir LACE. OppoaI. e t. bwaysxfriosl; o A'I I" L E S S, LPROPPuETOR. Commercial Room. Gcod Stab.ing. Exce'lent Accommola:ion for Bozr:!ers. Good Table. Tariff Modera:e Acetylene Gas. - D.,i y r..p-rs. - Pit.,o. MRS. E. V. GABB ETT, (Nesx Coffee Pi'ace), SDrapery a.n I Millinery. A most pleasing variety of Latest Novelties for Autumn and Winter. New Season's Coat·. - Attractive B'ouses. Ladies' and Chiliren's Ha~ts. Dress Goods. - General Drapery. - Fancy Goo:'s. Haberdashery, Manche'ter, and M?rcery. ANDER SON B R O S., CARTERS AND CDNTRAGCORS, GIPPSLAND ROAD, NEAR RECREATION RESERVE. -003-- Ploughing Done Anywhere, Lowest Price D.,ywo-k or per Acre. N-w Ground B:oken Up. - «V- are Ecpert O;chird Cnz'tiotors - Our Vork ii this Directiou Jn);t Carefully, Doae. i ,-r' . JUST G* r.d J " Y : -3 .^ G IRONCHiTIST CURE KEPThe Grandest Remedy for KEEP A [OTTLE iN THE HOUSE o OL ban811 ci-LISuTs wds w·Ro S Specia Z otices Agents for the " Gazette." S-0 - S-C...

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A SOCIAL EVENING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

A SOCIAL EVENING. Mr J. Armour, who has been in charge of the Pakenham Presbyterian Mission for the past three years, has been transferred to Healesville, and he will commence his ministry in his new charge on Sunday next. To show their appreciation of the excellent work done by him in this district, his many friends entertained him at a valedictory aocial in the Mechanics' Hall, Pakenham, on Tues day evening last, when there was a large attendance, including leading representatives of the church from all parts of the district. Mr Arthur Greenwood occupied the chair, and proceedings were opened by the singing of the " Old Hundred," and prayer by Mr Rowlands, Methodist missioner. Mr Thewlis then delivered a short address. He said that the gathering that evening showed that during his three years' ministry in the district Mr Armour had won the hearts of the people. He understood that a strong effort had been made to retain Mr Armour's services, but without suc cess. Mr Armour had done...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

We would again remind our readers that Mr W. Close, auctioneer, will hold his first sale at the Pakenham Auction Mart on Thursday next, the 11th instant, at 10.30 a.m. A list of some of the principal items for sale appears in another column. A sale of house property in the estate of the late Mrs Matthews, was held in Pakenham yesterday by Messrs Rupert Nicolson and Co. and Harold Hogan (in conjunction). Three villas were offered and one was sold, the purchaser being Mrs Counsel. The price paid was £450. The other two houses were passed in for private sale. Particulars may be obtained from Mr Harold Hogan. Mr C. Rogers, of Melbourne has been appointed to conduct the annual audit for the Shire of Berwick. On Sunday next, 7th October, at. St. James's Church of England, Pakenham, there will be 'celebration of Holy Communion at 8 a.m., Bap tisms at 3 p.m. and Evensong at 7.30, when the preacher will be the Rev. H. J. Harvey/ Mr Harvey is well known throughout the district, and no doubt h...

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VALUABLE VIOLINS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

VALUABLE VIOLINS. '-4-e Among the many valuable gifts to Ithe" recent Albert Hall bazaar in aid of our blinded heroes, was a Strad ivarius violin, said to be worth more than £2,000. When a Strad, which Lord Newlands gave to the sale at Christie's on behalf of the Red Cross two years ago was offered for sale, the bidding started at £1,000, and the instrument was eventually knock ed down to Lady Wermbher for £2,500. At her request it was put up for sale again. At the second time of asking, Mr. Brandt, who originally led off with a bid of £1000 added it to his big collection of Stradfivari's handiwork for £1,400, so that the Red Cross funds benefit ted to the tune of £3,900. Until the "Booth" Strad was sold at Puttick's in 1921, the record price I at any British auction was £97, paid in 1309 for the "Avoty" Strad The Booth instrument took the re- i cord up to £1,500, at which it stood when Lady Wernher topped it by another £1,000 in 1315. Kubelik, the violinist, however, is credited wi...

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TOMMY AS TOYMAKER. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 5 October 1917

TOMMY AS TOYMAKER. ------+---- Wonderful toys are being made.by the disabled soldiers and sailors in the Lord Roberts' Memorial Work shops at Filham. The wounded men have very read ily adapted themselves to the use of the machinery provided, and one-arm ed and one-legged men have become as adapt in the work as those in possession of their full powers. In addition, the woman dependents wives and daughters of some who have gone undtr, are able to take their share in doing the lighter work. The toys,, it is pleasant to know, are being taken up by all the large stores, and should command the sup port of a generously purchasing pub lic. MARVELLOUS WAR TOYS. The novelties in toys are simply amazing, and nothing will charm the boys more than the war-toys--chiefly the battleships, ranging in price from one shilling for a single boat to nineteen and six for a complete set. One popular set consists of a Germavr battleship, the Deutschland, and a British super-submarine, the Polyphe mue. Each ...

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