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Reciprocity. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
Reciprocity. Jacques was a sportsman, or he thought he was. Ile fired at every thing. Sometimes he hit his prey. sometimes he kicked himself on the shoulder-or rather the gun did. it was just the same thing to him. Unfor tunately, a neighbor had a cat, a very nice cat-andr-well. guns will go off and the cat joined its forefathers and polluted the river. The neighbor said very little. but worked very, very earnestly for .ome time in her own house and the house of her friends. Then it was that Madame Jacques received a nice large box one evening. and thle anticipation of the hat it con tained made her eyes sparkle. She opened it, and with a territic shriek faintedr as two or three hurn dred mice dashed out of the box. When she regained consciousness the mice had disappeared; but a little note still remained at the bottom n" the box. ".Madame," it said, "your brute of a hrsband has killed my cat. I make you a present of my mice."
A Magnificent Work. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
A "Magnificent Work. A high testimony to the 'value of the worn of the Y:.L.C.A. among Aus tralian 'soldiers' at the front 'was paid at the Melbourne Town Hall 'by Ciconel Cox-Taylor before'a crowded audience at the 4Gth -anniversary of the Melbourne Y.M.C:A. preslded over by'the Governor, Sir Arthur Stanley, on '11th inst. Colonel Cox-Taylor said:--As one recently 'returned froni'France I'have much pleasure In"'adding a'word or two of appreciation' With regard to the high standing and excellent work'done by the Y.MT.C.A. at'the'front. t have seen one of their-tents 'erected close to the firing-line'and under shell-fire. This was on the Somme some'five or six miles south of'Bapaume.' where I spent' last whiter. 'The Y.M.C.A. tent did excellent serviceand' men 'going and coming from the 'firing line, cold, wet, hungry' and covered 'with snow, sometimes wounded, were"always 'ure there of a hot cup of tea, bread and bdtter, 'pot of soup. 'or 'whtever' was going at'any time of the day o...
Busy in the "Warren." [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
Busy in the "Warren." A prominent firm engaged in mak tng type-writing machines has re ceived the following testimonial: "Dear : irs.--It ;nay interest you to tnowo that in my duties as a typist iln a lrading GoCvernment department I have:' used one of your machines :onstntly for over two yearn. and It is good now at when'I 'rst used It. In fact. I have not yet found it uce.szeary even to change the ribbon. -Yours faithfully. Cuthbert Cuth bertson." You can't tell how valuable a girl's affections are until you are sued for blighting a =et of them. C. ?,?.-..- ? .?,P I • - -
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
Assurance Co. Ltd . WORKERS' CONENSATWN FfRe. Accident. t 3 Bvh~arhaL-ea~rdL~gh tnng sr- o=ad gccd by t13i C- r nn AGENTS WANTTD. OALGETY & CO. LTD.. MELBOURNE. Geasra! Agccts for V:;torrJ The Pboenutx oourea CIOPS and ,TACKS agafost damage by FrIR .,,d C'rnps against damage by HAIL. STONES. Customer: Why cdIi your tarkt your boy away from schoo?? Grocer: They :, ri::ing hill Why, they were tryim to, t oach him that siLteen ounceas :aL, a Iutlnd. Farms For Sale OR Share Lease. 20 FARMS FOR SALE or on SHARE LEASE with RIGHT OF PURCHASE, Close to Rail. Schools, Banks. Stores, Four Mill. 24-inch Rainfall. Box 1075, G.P.O., Sydney. a mn I ? m m| "That dentist calls his office a, "dental parlor.' Isn't it rhliculous'-" "It Is, Indeed. lie should call i a 'drawing-room.' " ..w m - ? ml - 'mmm m m ? ANDREWS'___ STOV!ES REDUCE YOUR FUEL BILL WE t!LL PJST VCI ILLUSTRATED CAT ALOGUE FREE. 1' All TLAV"ITRE. C.AND3Re'N5 7 EEQ LNG.VIC" &I YttA·t ht'R" W E:CT `JYPPVLr trc >Y~al...
A New Acquaintance. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
A New Acquaintance. "I'm goin' to emigrate," cried the long-suffering henpeck In despera tion. "You are, are you?" screamed his huge and amiable wife, jumping at him. "Take that, and that." And the frail little mortal went down. "Now I'll want to know." she snarl ed. "wl'o Emnkn Grate is. and where you picked her up, and all about her. Let me but catch you together and I'll hammer one of you with the other." A lecturer, giving a description of the beauty of a summer's evening. said: "The setting sun looked like a sheet of fire." In the local paper next day' the fol lowing appeared for the above: "The setting sun looked like a shirt on lire."
Threw Away Her Chance. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
Threw. Away Her Chance. Lady Plumer, the wife of the gal lant general who was responsible for the capture of Mlessines Ridge, tells a good story illustrative of the import ance of women knowing their own minds. It concerns certain university pro fessor of mature age who, after long deliberation, at length determined to venture on the married state. He was, however, somewhat dubi ous which lady to ask and how to do it, but finally selecting one whom he had known a long time he asked her to marry him. The lady, surprised, gave a faint "No," and the professor, totally .un used to the ways of. womankind, promptly retreated. On reflection, however, the lady, re gretted her refusal, and meeting the professor shortly afterwards she said to him, "Do you remember that ques tion you asked me the other day?" "Yes, indeed," he replied. "And do you remember the answet I gave?" added the fair one. "Yes, I remember that also," he an swered. - "Well, professor," she continued shyly, "I've been thin...
War Savings and War Loan All About the Certificates. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
War Savings and Warj Loan All About the Certificates. By J. H. C. As each man and woman up and down the country comes to under stand Australia's urgent need of the loan of money for carrying on the war, he or she will be anxious to find out what is the proper way of lending. The correct details will here be found set out. The Liberty Loan. Australia must raise 0f millions of War Loan by next June, and the "I iberty Loan." now being so widely advertised. is the first instalment of this. A sum of 20 millions is asked for, and the interest offered is 4} per cent. free of income tax. To the last loan only 1 in 70 of the stay-at-home population subscribed; to this one it is hoped that every man anti wonlan wiho call put ill £10 or upwards will do so, and they will find application forms at any bank or post office. Tile loan closes on November 2. The War Savings Certificates. There are many patriotic people who cannot lay their hands on as much as .£10. Perhaps they have £5. Perhaps they ...
V.R.C. Spring Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
V.R.C. Spring Meeting. A year ago when preparations were being made, as now, for the great Spring_ carnival, Victoria looked for ward to fine weather and a pleasant holiday. Unfortunately, however. late rains upset all calculations, and for the first time on record the M[ei bourne Cup became a movable feast on account of the weather. Fortun ately this year there seems no prob ability of the disaster being repeated. The equinoctial gales and rains, in stead of being deferred as occurred last year until late in October and then coming with great violence, put in an appearance this year at the usual time, and as a consequence the V.R.C. authorities and the public have every reason to look forward to fine settled weather for the great annual spring holiday meeting on the banks of the Maribyrnong. Circumstances generally combine to enhance the prospects of a pleasurable time at Flemington this year. We have had a great harvest and a great wool clip and have disposed of both our great sta...
PHANTOM GOLD. (Published by Special Arrangement.) (Copyright.) CHAPTER VI. A Meeting in the Dark. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
PHANTOM GOLD. By E3MInA .r. JMORTIMZER. .\uthor of "Second Lady Evesham," "Cords of Sin." "Robert Wynstan's Ward," Etc., Etc. (Published by Special Arrangement.) (Copyright.) CHAPTER VI. A Meeting in the Dark. The gardens of Netherton Manor were not directly attached to the house, but were divided from it by a couple of acres of shrubbery, consist ing chiefly of dense masses of laurel and rhododendron, and in this shrub bery Lottie Charlton had bidden Philip Trevclyan meet her at nine o'clock. Trevelyan had felt the thrill of gra tification natural in a man of his class when a footman informed him that Miss Crane was ringing him up on the telephone, for Letitia was young, rich, and pretty, but his plea sure was transmitted to unavailing anger when he hastened to the ollico to hear the mocking voice of Lottle Charlton saluting him from the oppo site end of the wire. She did not ask if it would be convenient to him to meet her, she curtly bade him to be there to hear news of importanc...
NOTHING SERIOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
NOTHING SERIOUS. Frank Danieis, early i his career, was principle in a smail company that was touring "the provinces." Business had been poor and eating had become a luxury. It was only the cheering knowledge that the new opera house at T!conderoga. New York. had been almcst sold out for their perforuance that kept them together. "Wait till we get to Ticonderoga." the manager would say to anyone who faintly suggested the price of a. breakfast. " Finally they Lid reach Ticonderoga It was eventide and a rosy glow il luminated the western sky. "'Ah, me," sighed Daniels to the stagei driver. "The sun may set in other places. but never as it does here. Behold yonder-" "Sunset !" growled the driver. "Sunset hell! Thet's the opry house burain' down." Before fame came to him Bernard Shaw wrote dramatic criticisms for the London Saturday Review. The following sample was preserved by the late Clyde Fitch as characteristic. "I am in a somewhat foolish posi tion concerning a play at the Opera C...
A Disappointed Cabby. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
A Disappointed Cabby. Of Mr. Leopold de Rothschild a good story used to be told concerning his generous treatment of an old han som cab-driver who always took him to his office in the morning and back home again at night, and whom he rewarded on each occasion with five shillirics, the legal fare being only one. Once it happened that old Baron doe Rothschild-".'r. Leo's" father took the cab which was waiting for his son, and at the end of the Journey rewarded the driver with eighteen pence. "Beg pardon, my lord," said the dis appointed cabby, "Mr. Leopold always gives me five shillings." "Very likely," said the old Baron. "He can afford it. He's got a rich father; I haven't."
AMERICAN HORSE EQUIPMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
AMERICAN HORSE EQUIPMENT. To equip 500 American regiments of infantry will require 34,500 riding horses, 56,000 draught mules, 12,500 pack mules, and 3000 riding mules; and 125 regiments of artillery will re quire 137,025 horses, 10,000 draught mules, and 500 cavalry mules. The equipment of 100 regiments of caval ry will necessitate 154,100 "horses, 15,200 draught mules, 2900 pack mules, and 600 riding mules. The total number, therefore, required for the equipment of 500 regiments of infantry, 125 of artillery, and 100 of cavalry will amount to 325,625 horses and 100,700 mules. The war will undoubtedly give im petus to the breeding and selling of horses, declares the "Rider and Dri ver (New York). Reports from ex perts who have studied the operations on both sides of the conflict agree, he tells us, that in future cavalry will be used in greater numbers than ever before. It is held that if Germany had been supplied with a large force of mounted men she would have over taken the Fren...
JAPANESE KNOTS. Where They Do Without Buttons. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
JAPANESE KNOTS. Where They Do Without Buttons. The Japanese have no use for but tons, buckles, or hooks and eyes. Cord serves every purpose of fastening, and furnishes artistic possibilities seem ingly without end. The Japanese have hundreds of knots, made necessary by the orna mental use of cord. Some are as ohl as the time when history was record ed by a series of knots, just as it was in China andl Peru before writing was invented. There are dozens of knots in common and ceremonial usage, and these every child can tie. In one educational museum of Japan is a great frame of the most beautiful knots, tied in silken and gold thread. This had formed a part of Japan's ex hibit at a certain World's Fair. For six months this wonderful collection had hung upon the wall, and only two visitors had noticed and inquired about it. Even these thought the knots must be industrial samples in tended for dress trimmings. No one offered to buy the unique exhibit, no museum begged for it. and the wo...
Holding Our Gains. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 26 October 1917
Holding Our Gains. It has become a common occurrence when reading the communiques from the war fronts to see the stereotyped expressions "We have held all our gains." anti "We have consolidated our new positions." To the ordinary layman, these expressions have been so frequent that they have lost their real meaning. We enthuse in our own quiet way every time the Allies make a small advance, if it is only the tak inp of a single trench, optimnists still enthuse, but once the term "hold our gains" is used, there are people who think that this is only part of the advance. It is part of the advance, hut of much more importance in most cases than the easier task of taking a trench. It is one thing to "hop over" the parapet and charge a trench after it has been battered by our artillery lire; it is an entirely different task. however, to consolidate and repair that trench immediately it is occu pied, whilst the enemy is thrusting a furious counter attack on his old posit tion. Strategy is...
NOTHING SERIOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 2 November 1917
NOTHIONG SEBRIOUS. Cortland Field Bishop, president of the Aero Club of New York, tells this story : "An American motorist went tO Germany in his car to the army manoeuvres. He was especially im pressd with the German motor am bulanceq. As the tourists watched the manoeuvres from a seat under a tree - the axle of one of the motor ambul ances broke. Instantly the man leap ed out, ran into the village, returned in a jiffy with a new axle, fixed it in place with wonderful skill, and tueff teuffed aft again almost as good as new. "'There's efficiency for you." sain the American admiringly. 'There's German efficiency.for you. No matter w.hat breaks there's always a stock at hand from which to supply the needed part.' "And praising-the remarkable in stance of German efficiency he had just witnessed, the tourist returned to the village and ordered up his car. But he couldn't use it. The axle was missing." The j.olice-court magistrate of a town in southern Kenti~cky was walk' ing down the s...
BACHELORS—READ THIS! BEING A CLEVER LITTLE ARTICLE ON THE METHODS OF CHOOSING A WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 2 November 1917
B ACHELORS-READ THIS! BEING A CLEVER LITTLE ARTIC LE ON THE METHODS OF CHOOS ING A WIFE. Of all my-culinary efforts at human nature recepies I think this one is one is the most wanted, for many otherwise clever men have made a hash of it. However, if the "would he husband" will follow my direc tions carefully he need not be afraid. It was a wise man who said, "Choose neither your wife or linen by candle light"; so, when procuring your raw material. look it over from every side in broad daylight. There are so many materials on the mar ket now that great care must be tak en in the choosing; and remember that, "as a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman -withoet discretion." The latter qualities is easily to perceive if you notice how she clothed herself; if she be muffled to the ear-" tips in furs. while her hosiery is more or less conspicuous by its ab sence, you will know it is the out ward and visible signs of a badly btalanced mind, and one that is likely to run to ...
TREE-PLANTING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 2 November 1917
TREE-PLANTING. A recent application of the powers of dynamite was for planting trees. There was an apple-orchard of four thousand trees to be planted, and as winter was approaching no time could be lost, last a sudden turn in ternm perature~ shonld freeze the ground. The man who undertook the work first mounted a 2t horse power petrol engine on the running gear of a light farm wagon, and arranged it to oper ate a soil auger, and with this out fit two men were able to put down as many holes in a day as thirty men could have punched with a bar and sledge hammer. In these holes light charges of dynamite were ex ploded to form an excavation in which to plant the trees, a number of holes being fired at a time. By this method the entire orchard was planted in less than fifteen days of nine hours 'each.
SMALL METAL ARTICLES LACQUERED IN BULK. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 2 November 1917
SMALL METAL ARTICLES LACQUERED IN BULK. To save domestic servants labour is an obvious economy. Therefore, instead of cleaning brass and other bright things about the hor.ee, just lacquer them. The lnethod employed is to secure two tins, one of which is smaller than the other. Punch a number of fin. holes in the bottom. and sldes of the smaller tin. Into the large one, ponr .a mixture of one part cheap varnish and one or two parts denatured alcohol. The articles are then placed in the perforated receptacle and immersed in the pre paration, after which they are with drawn immediately. By placing them on a draining screen for 15 minutes they are ready for use. The thin coat is scarcely noticeable. "Your husbanid will be all right now," eaid an English doctor to a woman whose husband was dangerous 'ly ill. "What do you mean ?" demanded the wife. "You told me he couldn't live a fortnight." "Well, I'm going to cure him after all, said the doctor. "Surely you are glad ?" The woman wrinkle...