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HOSPITAL DAY. Commonwealth Button Fund. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
HOSPITAL DAY. Commonwealth Button Fund. Friday. October 2, is lHospital But ton Day. Tihe hospitals are sorely in need or aid for various reasons, and particu larly- on account of the increased cost of innintaining these institutions, due principally to increased wanges, the extra cost of provisions, and the enor mous advance in the cost of drugs. The Commonwealth lButton Fuln Executive trust that the people wilE enter into the spirit of this orgent appeal, antd by their co-operation an' effective organisation in their respec tive districts. make this movenment :n unqulallfiil sIucCess. TWO-TIIIRtDS of the money ra:ie' by the sale of fluttons in tihe countr, will te refundedl to the district hos)t tal. This is an increase on last year lwhen only one-half was refundedl. District committees or societies whe Ihave not yet ordered tlheir supplies o' Ibuttons should send their orders n once tot Mrs. Arthur S. Woniott. htIon organiser, 39: Collins-sltret. Me' bourne. lButtons mu0st not he...
Nar Nar Goon. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
Nar Nor Gdoon. Some months ago the local residents made a number of improvements te the local school grounds, and the matter was reported to the Department by the head teacher (Mr Birss). As showing that their work has been appreciated, the following letter has been received from the Director of Education (Mr Frank Tate):--"To the Head Teacher, S.S. 2248, Nar Nar Goon. Sir,-I have the honor to acknowledge your letter of 21st inst. and to inform you that the contents of same have been aoted with pleasure. You are requested to convey to the parents and others the thanks of the Department for the great interest displayed by them in improv ing the school ground, and thus making the school more comfortable for the children in attendance." The death, on active service, is announced of Capt. John Houlihan, who was well known throughout this district. Arrangements are being made for-a flower day in connection with the local school, in aid of the patriotic fund.
PRESERVING CUT FLOWERS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
PRESERVING CUT FLOWERS. -4--e-- The best time to cut flowers to keep well is in the early morning, before the sun's rays has reached them. A knife or a pair of sclesore should al ways be used to clip them off, as tbhy should be cut smooth and clean from the stem and never pulled or broken off. Flowers not fully devel oped will keep the longest. If want ed to carry -a long distance, they should not be packed tightly in a bunch. When flowers are kept in a vase the water should be renewed every morning. The ends of the stems should be clipped off and all lecaying, leaves removed. Many re cipes have been given. for preserving cut flowers-every morning putting the ends of the stems in boiling water, etc.; but nothing preserves them so well as keeping them dark, cool, and moist, and giving them pure water. Shortly after two o'clock one bit ter winter morning a physician drove four miles in answer to a telephone call. On his arrival the man who had summoned him said: "Doctor, I ain't in an...
The War Savings Movement. Patriotic Yet Profitable. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
The War Savings Movement. Patriotic Yet Profitable. By J.H.a. In war, as In other phases of life. the best people are those who carry through effectively the work which lies nearest to their hand. The sol dier in his trench finds his effecrive work in guarding that trench; he will carry out that work though it cost him his life. The piece of work which lies near est to the hand of Australia today. nearest the handl of the older men, and of all the women, IS TO PAY t'OR THIE WAR. Australia's share in the war is cost ing seven millions a month, andi h. June of next year she will have to raise another 6l millions by War L.oan. Tils great sum cannot i, found merely by the banks and the well-to-do; hilbut it can be found if tihe whole population--ench with his or hier £5 or £10 or £20-will get inl blehind the movement and shore. We all have our private opinion about the man who talks, and the man who does things. In this most serious matter of finding the nmoney. Australia is mostly talk...
Berwick. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
Berwvck. The sad news was received here on Tuesday evening that Lieut. A. Miller, son of Mr and Mrs. Alex. Miller, of Berwick, who was on active service in France, had been killed in action. Lieut. Miller, who was a school teacher at Yackandandah when he en listed, spent his boyhood in Berwick, and received his education there. He took much interest in sport and was a prominent footballer. His death will be sincerely regretted by a large circle of friends. Deep sympathy is felt for Mr.and Mrs Miller and family in their sad bereavement. A meeting of the committee of the Mornington Farmers' Society was held on Friday last, the president (MIr W. Wilson) being in the chair. Other members present were:-Messrs A. B. Pearson, J. M. Bell, Tetley, Ogilvy, W. Paterson, F. Richardson, Stevens, Brunt, Lecky, Drew, Beaumont, Newport, Oficer and Dr Grifith. Mr H. S. Banrr was appointed to fill the vacancy on the committee caused by the resignation of Mr J. J. K. Mills, and Mr Barker was appointed...
OLD JAPANESE CUSTOMS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
OLD JAPANESE CUSTOMS. Japanese ladies have been known to do without stockings to maintain the harmony between beautiful French slippers and magniuficient French even ing dresses. The Japanese do not kis- if a Japanese girl knows how to kiss ic shows the work of a for eign instructor ; she does it as an accomplishment not an enjoyment. The Japanese hare no pent and inks bt they make good shift with a paint brush. The Japanese houses have no chimneys, and you are never warm enough till the house catches fire. The Japanese have .beef and no mutton ; the Chinese mutton and no beef. Japanese bells, like Japanese belles have no tongues. Japanese snakes have no poison; Japanese music has no harmony. The Japanese alphabet is not an alphabet, but a selection of 70 useful ideograms to dispense with the 30,000 in ordinary use by the Chinese.
MARKET REPORTS. Pakenham Auction Mart. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
MARKET REPORTS. Pakenham Auction Mart. The opening sale at the Pakenham A\uction Mart took place yesterday and was a decided suzcess. There wa·s a very large attendance, numbering some hundreds, and the Mart and its .urroundi-ngs presented a very busy appearance. There wvas a number of buyers, and most of the lines offered realised satisfactory prices. In addition to a host of sundries, Mr Close offered cattle, horses, pigs, poultry, machinery, vehicle!s, etc., and bidding was fairl3 brisk through out. In his new role of auctioneer Mr Close did e.cellently, keeping the business going briskly from start to finish. He is to be congratulated on the succes of his undertaking. The general opinion expressed was that tha sale was a good one, and that the mart had come to stay. Following are some of the leading prices obtained: Cows sold to £15 Ss; poddies to £6 11s, and small calves to £211s. .Small pigs brought to 25s, ducks to 8s 6d pair, young roosters to 8s pair, and hens to 4s pair.
POINTED PARAGRAPHS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
PGINTED PARAGRAPHS. * Silent men seldom contradict them selves. lMany a girl shatters her ideal when she marries him. Two often ceases to be company after they are made one. It is twice as easy to fool your self as it is to fool other people. Only a poverty striken office is compelled to seek the man. Some candidates get there with both feet and others put both feet in it. Most of the conclusions a man reaches theoretically are practically useless. No man has the heart to say 'No' when a girl asks if he really and truly loves her. When some men give a social blow out they never stop blowing about what they blew in on the affair. The human race is probably so called to distinguish it from the horse race-which, as a rule, is In human.
DANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday, October 9. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
DANDENONG MARKET. STuesday, October 9. Alex. Scott and Co., Pty. Ltd., Jos. Clarke and Co., and Adamson, Strettle and-Co. Pry. Ltd. conjointly report: Dairy cattle---A fair supply of milkers, springers a;d store cattle. The demand for ail cls?es w'a3 irm and priceo relld considerably in advance of last week's rateis, good milkers being in especially keen demaod. Thie following wner the principal lots:-MIilkers - Messrs B. Parker, one at £27 53s; M. Ridgway, one at £25 15., a nice Ayrshire cow; H. Masters, one at £22 15s; M. Storan, one at £25; R. Hallinan, three to £20 10s; J. W. McFarlane, two to £20 I-s; W. H. Hussey, one at £20; E. Exner, one at £18 5a; M. C. Bowvman, four to £17 7s 6d; D. MecLennan, two-to £17; R. Lowden, one at £16 2s 6dd; Jas. Greaves and Son, one at £16 5s; J. New, two to £1I6; P. J. McQauade one at £16. Sprirngers-Messrs M. C. Bowman, six to £19 17s Gd; F. J. Fuaston, three to £17; A. Ford, two to £16; Rev. Buntine, one at.£15 56; M. Bourke, three to £15 10s...
TOBACCO. WHERE DID THE WORD ORIGINATE? [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
TOBACCO. WHERE DID THE WORD ORIGIN ATE? Thr origin of the word tobacco is not deflnately settled. Oviedo, one of the early Spanish chroniclers, says it was named after a Y shaped instru ment, which was commonly used as a snuffing-tube. The two prongs were placed in the nose and fumes of the powdered leaf were inhaled. This was called "tobaco" which was the name given to the plant. On the contrary, one of the islands of the West Indies is said to have furnished the name. It is asserted that tobacco was first brought into Spain in 1558 by Fernandez, a physic ian, who had been sent by Philip II of Spain to investigate the products of Mexico. It next reached Portugl. was soon introduced into France by the French Ambassador, Jean Nicot, sent to the Portuguese Court in 1559. When he returned to his home he presented some of the seed and leaves to Queen Catherine de Medici, and the scienti fic name of the plant thereafter de signated as "nicotine" in his honour.
Taking Her Away. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
Taking Her Away. For years the old country couple had looked forward to spending a holi day in London, and one day they found tnemselves in the very busiest part of the City. Together they stood watching the tratfc, to which there seemed no end. They did not know how to cross the street. "Whatever you do, 'Liza, don't g;t separated from me," said the old man to his wife; "and whatever you do, don't cross the road without me." Then a kindly constable came along, and seeing the old woman hesitating, took her by the arm and commenced to pilot her to the opposite side. "Dang my buttons," cried the old man in alarm, "I allus told 'er that someone wud take a fancy to 'er, but i didn't think anyone 'ud 'ave the imperance to take 'er afore my very eyes!" The hardest wounds to heal are those made by iII deeds. MIarriage is not a failure simply be cause a wife here and there gets the marmalade pot thrown at her head. A good memory is often a great help; but knowing just when to for get things...
The Smuggler's "Cave." [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
The Smuggler's "Cave." In that new and most interesting book of reminiscences, "Lively Recol lections," by Canon Shearme, there are several good stories or the old time Cornish smugglers, mostly hand ed down to the reverend author b. his father. On one occasion, for example, when his paternal relative was attending di vine service in Morwenstow Church, the vicar preached his sermon from the reading-desk, a most unusual : ceeding. At the conclusion of the service one of the churchwardens stayed behind to inquire the reason for this depar ture from the recognised custom. The vicar replied, somewhat tartly, that he could preach as good a ser mon from the reading-desk as from the pulpit. "Doubtless," was the reply. "Stil!, I presume there must be some reason for your not using the pulpit " "'If you would know the reason," said the vicar, "you had better go and look for yourself." On examination, the pulpit proved to be filled with kegs of brandy, dlc posited there by the smugglers for s...
HOW YANKS JUMP INTO JOBS. The American Method is to Go and Hunt up a Berth. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
HOW YANKS JUMP INTO JOBS. The American Method is to Go and Hunt up a Berth. The appointment of MIr. Thornton, an American, as general manager of one of the leading English railway systems, will cause many to wonder whether the English method of deal ing with cmployes is at fault. An American, seeking employment, "walks after a job"; he doesn't wait for something to turn up; he turns something up. And this is how he does it: In America nearly all heads of de partments can be interviewed-for a few seconds-by any maif of decent appearance. The applicant states that he wants a job and explains what he can do. He is asked why he left his last employment, and if no helpl, is wanted at tile moment, his name is registered, and he is notified when a vacancy occurs. Tile important point is that he is given a chance to show his ability if he means to work. He doesn't write endless applications by letter in the hope of being selected from amongst hundreds of others. Once employed, he worklts hi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
If you have LiO or more to invest you can get a LIBERTY, LOAN BOND by applying through any Bank. State Savings Bank or Money Order Post Office, or your Local War Savings Committee will see that you get what you want. Get a Prospectus from any of the above, or from your Stockbroker, and send it in with your cheque through any of these sources. You can have Bearer Bonds or Inscribed Stock, as you prefer. Interest is paid without income tax deductions. MONEY IS A GOOD SOLDIER- BUY WAR LOAN BONDS. Commonwealth Bank of Australia. -+ General Storekeeper and Baker. $-+ P. O'Halloran, MAIN RO XD, PAKENHAM OLD. StandardGoods. Quality Always Tells, Prices Right. Flour. Chaff, Bran, Pollard, Wheat. Oats, Potatoes and all kinds of Produce. Crockery and Glassware of every Descrip.ion. Ladies'. Men's. Youths' and Children's Boots. Only.one Quality- The very Best. Butter and Eggs bought. - Highest prices, any quantity. Delivery Carts - Township and District daily. A!I orders promptly attended to. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
Bzesiness J.otices. PAKENHAM COFFEE PALACE. Opposite Railway Station. O M I L ES, PROPRIETOR. Commercial Room. Gcod Stabling. E?xce'lent Accommodation for Boarders. Good Table. TariffModerate Acetylene Gas. - Daily rspers. - Piano. MRS. E. V. GABBETT, (Next Coffee Palace), Drapery and Pillinery. A most pleasing v triety of Latast Koveities for.Autumn and Winter. New Season's Coats. - Attractive Blouses. Ladies' and Children's Hats. - Dress Goods, - General Drapery. - Fancy Goods. Haberdashery. Manchester, and Mercery. ANDERSON BROS., CARTERS AND CONTRACTORS, GIPPSLAND ROAD, NEAR RECREATION RESERVE. -000 Ploughing Done Anywhere. Lowest Price Daywork or per Acre, New Ground Broken Up. -oco--- --- W are Etpert Orchard Cultivators - Our .Vork-in this Direction most Carenully Done. • , . , ./ ., ,, DISEASE.S ' -- .?_--- _ .-.- .... ?.;,-..,.?. ......A / -" ""-.' ?.-?-" UJNCO DITIOR-M? L _ & COUG1HS & COLDS Are Easily Defeated by HEARNE'S 'T? Speciat Notices Agents for the...
A WEDDING. NATION—WEBSTER. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
A WEDDIN?G. NATION-WEBSTER. A very pretty wedding was cele brated at St. James' Church of England, .Pakenham, on Saturday last, Oct. 6, when Miss Muriel Webster, second daughter oft Mr VW. Webster, of Pak enham, was united in marriage to Mr Robert Henry Netion, only son of Mr Nation, of Rutherglen. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr Harvey. The church was tastefully decorated for the occasion, and there was a good assemblage of friends to witness the ceremony. The bride was attired in a dress of fugi silk, and looked very pretty. She was given away by her father. She was attended by her sister (Miss I. M. Webster) as brides maid, who was prettily attired in white gabardine. Mr S. Craig filled the important post of best man. Mr and Mrs Nation received the hearty congratulations of their many friends as they left the church. A reception was afterwards held at the Mechanics' Hall, where a sumptuous breakfast was partaken of, a soldier friend of Mrs Webster (mother of the bride) ...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
The ordinary monthly sitting of the local police court takes place this morning. No important cases are listed. The annual meeting of the Aus tralian Red Cross Society is to be held in Melbourne on the 16th instant, and an invitation to be present has. been extended to offic.e-bearers and members of several country branches, including Pakenham. As the work of the Red Cross at home and throughout the war area is to be reviewed at the meeting the proceedings will be of great in terest. The friends of Mr Dineley, of Car dinia HIotel. Beaconslield, will regret to hear that he has received word of the death of his son, Pte. Dineley,-who was on active service in France. A meeting of the Pakenhamn Ceme tery Trust was held last Saturday afternoon. Mr Thomas Bourke oc cupied the chair, and the other trus tees present were: - Messrs James Ramage, J. J.1. Millane and J. Thew is. Mr T. Kennedy resigned the post of secretary, and Mr J. Hayes was appointed to fill the position for the time being....
True Unto Death—Y.M.C.A. Man's Admiration for Australians. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
True Unto Death-Y.M.C.A. Man's Admiration for Australians. Not alone the distribution of tree coffee, cakes and cigarettes is the work and influence of the Young 3Zen's Christian Association among our Australian boys at the front. This is indicated In a letter Just received from Mr. N. V, Opfe, military secre tary of the Australian Y.M.C.A. with our soldiers abroad. "I have referred in my report," he says, "to the point of contact with the men that my cricket team has given me. I find the fellows always ready, after their first shyness, to talk of their homes and loved ones, and since I have been here many scores of pho tos have been proudly displayed to me. 'What do you think of my girI?' 'Seen this picture of my kiddie, cob ber?' 'This is my mother,' and the love of these chaps for their home folks is unashamedly shown. And what a wonderful point of contact one gets with them just there. Men re ceiving a home mail will hail one up in a corner of the hut and tell of such a happenin...
WAS JOAN OF ARC AN ITALIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
iWAS JOAN OF ARC AN ITALIAN. * Now that she is placed among the beatified, Joan of Arc is, as one might say, being sought after. Italy for instance, shows a disposition to sit in the reflected light of her aim bus by "claiming her family as Ital lan in origin. She is said to have been a descendant of a Bolognese Count Ghisleri, who settled in France it would be hazardous to guess ex actly how many generations before the birth of the maid. But the pro motors of her cause, who, it is need less to say, are all French, know the story from the beginning and laugh at it. They have no fear that Joan can be shown to be anything but French in.every drop of her blood. -"Which is correct," asked the sum mer boarder who wished to air his knowledge, "to speak of a sitting hen or a setting hen ?" "I don't know," roplied the far mer's wife, "and what's more, I don't care. But there's one thing i would like to know : when a hen cackles, has she been laying, or is ph' lying ?" A negro exhorter shout...
NEW PROMISES FOR OLD. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 12 October 1917
NEW PROMISES FOR OLD. A shrewd and thoroughly sophisti rated government can go a long way on the policy of giving new promises for old. If a government has tile right start andl the people have confidence in its ablifty andl integrity, then its promises are accepted at par. .\Again and again will a credulous people give up the old. unfulfilled promises and take new ones backed by plausible representations. but naturally at each recurrence of this process these pro mises are accepted at a greater and greater discount from their face value. Finally there comes a time wlhen the confidence and patience of the people are entirely exhausted. At this point in the career of all govern ments, historians write the word "Revolution."