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A Short "Holiday." [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
A Short "Holiday." All his life M. Venezelos has beei known as a tremenldously hard work. er, and Just now he is busier th;;:l Conseqluently, when recently a lift which was conveying him from n :: floor to the other of the I'arliament House in Athens stlluck fast midwa:. with the result tllat the distinguislteI etntesman was kept imprisoned in i for over an hour, his staff eyed his!1 :nxiouisly as he stc-'ied out. half , pectfing an explosion.. True, M. Venezelos has the reputa thion or never losing his temper, btI they thought that this would prove too severe a test. They were wrong. Smilng hen!::n ly on themn. he merely remarkd: I "Well, gillentlemen. that's the tirs?t honlhilay I've had since the wvar L. gan."
FORTUNES IN BIBLES. £15,000 Between the Leaves. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
FORTUNES IN BIBLES. £15,000 Between the Leaves. It has happened not Infrequently that eccentric wealthy people have concealed sums of money In the fam-n ily Bible, where it has been discover ed by chance long after their , cease. Such an incident recently oc curred in Paris. A young Frencl poilu returned home trom thie front to find that his father had Just died. tie had left him nothing in his wi:: -only the family Bible. Closer in spection" revealed between its pages securities to the value of £E15,0Ii A few days ago a young nobleman who was in financial difficulties hall occasion to refer to the family Bible for a date there recorded. In so do ing he came across a number of Bank of England notes, amounting collec tively to a considerable sum, which more than 'net his liabilities. Then he recalled his mother's dying words that "Help might be found in th, Bible when all other sources failed." Iut lie had paid small heed to the in junction, andi certainly never dreamed of so practic...
The War Savings Movement. What Britain Has Done. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
The War Savings Movement. What Britain Has Done. By J.H.C. At the beginning of the war the British people were slow to grasp Ger many's strength. It was left for one like myself, who had been educated in Germany, who knew his facts, to tell them what they were up against, which I did in many speeches and talks all over England. I told them there was no question of starving Ger many, either in food or material. No one seemed to know that Germany's average potato crop was 49 million tons; that 30 million tons of this had been used for other purposes and was now available for food. Few people knew that she used to export a mil lion tons of sugar yearly, or that the German women, born to toiling on the land, would enable some extra mil lions of men to be released for the army. Hier vast supplies of coal and iron were not realised, nor her wealth, her Industry and her economic organi sation. I told our people that unlees Britain grew more food, and unless every Briton saved his money and...
Defined. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
Defined. Johnny: "Father, what's the differ ence between cannibals and other folks ?" Father: "Cannibals, my son, eat their enemies, other people generally go no further than to live on their friends and relatives." HIe (accepted): You say you were never engaged before? She: Yes. Ife: How does that happen? I thought all women usually had three or four engagements. She (guilelessly): Well, I presume I shall,. too. You see, this Is the first chance I've had. Before washing new curtains. it ti an excellent plan to soak them over night in water to which a penny pac ket of salt has been added. This take,. -out all the dressing and lime. a.nd saves much trouble and labor in the actual washing. When boiling fish. always tie it up in a thin cloth, and add a dash of vinegar to the water. This makes the fish firm and keeps it white.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
Assurance Co. Lid~. WORKERS' CO~1PENSATION fire. AccldenI. STS ~1?.e gccd 012 t~!i Cc=F~ AGENTS WANSTED. DlaLGeTY &,Co. LTD., MELBOURNE. Gei2ral Aps.ts !or Vic~ar7j. The Pboonlz: !neu~ei CROPS and STACKS igal~nst damnigc by FIRE a~nd Crops againett damsag br HAIL STONES. Near-sighted Old Gentleman (en tering shop, and mistaking a custom er for assistant): Have you any linen dusters? Snobson (with his most sarcastic manner): I am not an assistant in this establishment yet, sir. N.S.O.G.: Not yet an assistant, eh? Errand boy, I presume? Well, legs are as good as brains in some depart ments. 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 M111l. 24-inch RainfalL Box 1075, G.P.O., Sydney. . 'm i | Wife (with determined air): I want to see that letter. Husband: What letter? "The one you Just opened. I know by the handwriting that it is from a woman, and you turned pale when you read it! Give it...
CHEERFUL FACES IN THE SICK ROOM. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
CHEERFUL FACES IN THE SICK ROOM. "There are some people." said a lhospital nurse the other day, "who should never he allowed to visit the sick. rThey take with them a depress ing innluence. and undo all the good wrought by the cheerfulness and pa tience of those whose care it is to nurse the patient back to health. All sick people are nervous and highly sensitive to the influence of those around them. Therefore, If you can not visit your sick friends and con vrrse cheerfully and tactfully with them. It is far kinder to stay away. Visitors to the sick should leave be hind them all their sorrows and fore hotlings. They shouhl be bright andl hoipeful. lbut not talk too much. And they should leave when the patient shows signs of getting weary and fld eotty. They should never whisper to the nurse or to anybody else in the ronl. Whispering not only racks the nerves of a sick person, but to many patients it seems to have an unpleas ant significance." ~.-~r-rmu~vvl-rrrurn··r··r .,n
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
Your Hair Toils Your Age. True enough your hair tells yotur age-but daily you see men and we men of fifty whose looks are those o;! people of twenty five. They lo: young because there is no sign of a single grey hair on all their head. Now here's the secret laid bare. Pro cure 1'oz of RejuvenI Compound from theo chemist, to which add I oz. of Bay Rtum. Shake well together; then add enough water to make lOoz. (' pint) in all. A little rubbed well into tlhe roots of the hair every night will scot completely restore the natural color of the hair and renew the growth where thinness is showing. Almost every chemist has these simple Ingrediento in stock, or can easily get them for I you from the wholesalers. S. If. lHenshall, Chemist. 24G Claren don-street, South Melbourne. Country orders a specialty. All latest Ameri can, French and London Tollet I're parations stocked. Goods sent per re, turn post. packed free from obserra tfon. A trial solicited. FAT LADIES Here's a short and easy path...
THE WELL-PROPORTIONED FIGURE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
THE WELL-PROPORTIONED FIGURE. Here are some rules by which to judge a perfectly formed face or fig ure. A human being should be exact ly eight times as tall as his or her head, measured from the top of the forehead to the top of the chin. unt to make the measurement precise the head should be perfect. The perfect head in profile should fall in an exact square, the width from the tip of the nose to the back of the head being the same as the length from the crown of the head to the chin. Another test or the height is that it should correspond with the measurement of the arms when fully extended, from finger tip to finger tip. As to the bodily propor tions, twice round the thumb should he once round the wrist, twice round the wrist once round the neck, and twice round the neck once round the waist. A perfect feminine face should measure exactly five times the width of an eye across the cheek bones. The eye should be exactly two-thirds the width of the mouth, and the length of the ear e...
The World's War-Workers. THE SHORTHAND TYPIST. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
The World's War-Workers. THE SHORTHAND TYPIST. By F. W. Thomas. Having been instructed by the King of the Cannibal Islands to investigate the inner machinery of the Great War, I have been graciously permit ted to witness the herculean labors of certain Government departments. and the following is the second of my reports to that monarch. Illustrious and flat-nosed Gazook, greeting! May your pie-faced potency never grow less! May the many wives of your luminosity suffer from perpetual clergyman'g sore throat! May the sun, who is your blood-bro ther, continue to shine on your greasy dial as long as you want it to and no longer! In plain English, here's to you, old pot! I look towards you. Following your instructions, I have to-day visited one of the great offices of the British Government, where the smallest cogs of the great ma chinery of this mighty conflict are well oiled and running smoothly, and this was what I saw. The office is known as "The Secon dary Deputy Branch of the Depa...
MEN OF TWENTY-NINE—BEWARE! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
MEN OF TWENTY-NINE BEWAREI If a man is going to commit a crime during his lifetime, the chances are that he will do it at the age of twenty pine. It Is a curious fact that statis tics have shown that man is more dangerous at this period of his lifo than at any other. The general supposition is that men have attained the highest develop ment of their mental and physical powers at twenty-nine, and they are supposed to be able to distinguish between right and wrong and to real !se the consequences liable to follow the indulgence of either. Next to the age of twenty-nine, the greatest number of criminals have been aged twenty-one, twenty-seven, I or forty-five years.
Facts and Figures. THE SOLDIER'S POSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
Facts and Figures. THE SOLDIER'S POSITION. There has been much doubt In the past concerning the soldier's pay allot. ment, separation allowance, etc., and it has led to many erroneous impres sions. The otlicial pay schedule is not couched in language that Is very eas ily understood, and the numerous in quiries received daily at the Victoria Barracks has led to a simplification being compiled by the State Recruit ing Committee, which Is as follows: Pay. The rates of pay in the A..F. are higher than those paid in any army In the wcldl. Before embarkation: A private receives .. 5/- per day. A corporal receives .. 9/- per day. A sergeant receives .. 10/- per day. A 2nd lieut. receives 15/- per day. On aril after embarkation these rates are increased to: A private ...... 6/- per day. A corporal ...... 10/- per day. A sergeant ...... 10/6 per day. A 2nd lieut ..... . 1 1/-perday. After embarkation. payment of por tion of the rates is deferred until the soldier is discharged. In the case o...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
KITCHEN WRINKLES. After washing white paint polish with a little furniture cream. It not only preserves the paint, but it keeps clean much longer, as dirt does not adhere so easily to the polished sur face. To wash windows easily t Add a few drops of kerosene to to some clean hot water (as hot as can be used). The kerosene evaporates, carrying the moisture with it, and ual trouble and looks brivgtter. When cleaning a room in the ordin ary way, don't forget that the pict ures need dusting at the back and edges. Dusty rims round ornaments proclaim a careless housekeeper. The beitplan is to have the first duster slightly damp, and finish ofl with a dry one. Wring out the duster in a bucket of warm water constantly. To clean wallpaper, first wipe down the walls with a soft sweeping brush tied up in a soft duster. Change the surface of the duster'directly it is dirty. Take a very stale loaf of bread and divide it equally into eight parts,. so that each will be a good size to hold, and ha...
FIG PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
FIG PUDDING. Ingredients : One ounce of cornllour joz. Paisley flour, loz. vienna flour. 4oz, breadcrumbs, 4oz. chopped beef suet, .8ozs. figs,. 3oz. Demerara .or moist sugar, one gill milk, two eggs and a grate of nutmeg. Chop the figs and sugar together, and stew gently in the milk for fifteen mninutes. Mir the cornflour, Vienna flour, and Pais ley flour, sift into a basin, add the! breadcrumbs and suet, and mix all together. -Stir in the stewed up mix ture, and add the eggs well beaten. If more moisture is required add a little milk. Put into a well-buttered basin, and steam or boil for four hours. Serve with custard sauce round the pudding.
PHANTOM GOLD. (Published by Special Arrangement) (Copyright.) CHAPTER XII. Sir Horace Receives a Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
PHANTOM (OLD. By EMMA .M. MORTIMER, Author of "Second Lady Evesham," "Cords of Sin," "Robert Wynstan's Ward," Etc., Etc. (Published by Special Arrangement) (Copyright.) CHAPTER XII. Sir Horace Receives a Letter. Letters reached Netherton Manor twice during the day. In the morning the bag was left at the gates by a postman, and in the evening Sir H-:r ace Trevelyan sent a groom into Mar chester to bring it.. The second mail arrived at seven on the evening of Mrs. Vilding's summons to her sis ter's side, and Sir Horace's share o' letters was taken to his room, where his valet was dressing him for din ner, a formality the old man would not forego, even if he were only dining alone with his son. There was but one letter, and, Judging by its many postmarks, it had travelled a consider able distance to reach its destination. "You may go, Stevens," he said to the man who hovered near, ready to perform any further service which his explosive master might require. Ste vens bowed and withdrew...
WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
WISE AND OTHERWISE. Edwin Stevens. when he first made up his mind to tackle vaudeville ap plied to a very gruff manager who had a strong German accent and a great deal of business on hand. ;Vell." he growled, "vat do you want ?" "I would like to get into vaude ville," replied the candidate meekly. "Vat do you do ? Vat is your line ?" "I am a comedian, sir. I-" "A komiker., was ?" The manager faced him fiercely. "Vell, make mo laugh !" At an important state function in London, .blue tickets were .issued to persons of high rank, admitting them to that part of the hall reserved for members of the Royal family. Less distinguished guests were given white tickets. Through some mistake; an important public man received a blue card while his wife received a white one. When the couple reached the audi ence chamber, there began to be trouble, inasmuch as the lady finally declined to be seperated from her husband. An aide endeavored to - reason with her,, pointing out the dreadful consequences...
POSTURES AT WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
POSTURES AT WORK. Numerous departures from the nor mal posture appear in every degree from a very slight and almost imper ceptible curvature to a marked de formity, and produce corresponding deviations from normal health, in many shop and office workers. It is. therefore, of great, Importance that every effort be made to prevent the establishment of such conditions, or. If once established, to correct them. With this in view, every employer should endeavor to obtain the best possible working conditions for his employes-suitable seats, proper desks or work benches, sufficient light falling upon the work at the cor rect angle and frequent change of po sition In work requiring close appli cation. This alone is, however, not sufficient, for unless the workman car be made to realise the necessity for correct posture he will be benefited very little. " In most establishments little more can be done than simply to call attention of all workers to the dangers consequent upon the assump tion...
HOW WEATHER CHANGES AFFECT THE SPIRITS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
HOW WEATHER CHANGES AFFECT THE SPIRITS. Every person knows of the times when all things appear dark and gloomy, when little ills are magnified into terrible evils, and when what is called a fit of the "blues" has full sway. These depressed mental state; are most frequent on dull, humid days, when the air is muggy and the pressure low, or when thunderstorms are imminent and the electrical poten tial or the wind has changed. On such days domestic animals become restless; the hens sit on the fence and oil their feathers, and the cat is morose and peevish. Teachers often note that their charges are restless and ill-tempered during such weather, and commer cfal travellers cease to waste their time in canvassing their customers, knowing that on such a day it is no use to try to do business. A physician bears witness to the extraordinary effect of bad weather on work. On damp, foggy days, or on days when the air was charged with electricity and thunderstorms were impending, the result of h...
BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 9 November 1917
BERWICKI SHIRE COUNCIL. The ordinary monthly meeting of the above was held on Saturday last, the following being preseat:-Crs Martin (president). James, Sharp, a'Beckett, Bailey, Stephenson, Dore, Pearson, Walsh and'Cunni.gham. Cr James occupied the chair for a time untilthe president arrived. FINANCE. Accounts amounting to £131 5s Id were passed for payment. CORRESPONDENCE. From F.- Cullen, Cockatoo Creek, asking that a bridge be built over a gully near his place. There was plenty of timber handy to the work, and he was prepared to give something to wards the cost.-Received. From H. Watson. Gembrook North, drawing attention to the necessity of clearing a road to his property. His present-road was almost impassable. His previous olfer to clear-a track held good.-To be left in hands of Beacorts field riding members and, clerk of works, on motion of Cr James. From W. J. Strong re the transfer of a property at Hallam.-Received. From Olive Paternoster forwarding balance sheet of euchre ...
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. SAN SALVADOR AND THE RUBBER SUPPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. SAN SALVADOR AND THE RUB BER SUPPLY. Salvador. says a writer in the *"'Daily Chronicle, where the eapital anr.d the principal towns are reported to have been wrecked by an earth quake, is situated on a weak point of the earth's crust, and consequent ly suffers from a constitutional lia bility to "seismic disturbances." How far will this catastrophy effect the world's rubber supply? For this fertile little State. which used to grow nothing but practically coffee. has during recent years been extens i"ely planted with rubber vines, which have just reached a productive age. __
THE DOG'S SIXTH SENSE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
THE DOG'S SIXTH SENSE. Human beings, as is well known, boast five senses ; but the scientists argue that the dog goes one better, and possesses six. What the sixth sense is has long puzzled the best authorities. It is something more than the mere sense of smell, as the following instances show. It is possible, for instance, for a dog to make its way into a crowd of people and pick out its master. In so, doing the animal uses its sense of smell, but there is another qualifica tion to be accounted for. Cases have frequently been reported where dogs, after being taken long journeys by train, have been lost amid their new I surroundings, eventually to- find their way home again. Such a case is that of a retriever which was taken by train to St. Albins, but, leaving its new home shortly after arrival, re turned to its home at Highgate Hill. It took the retriever two days to cover this distance, and the dog was well-nigh ezhausted when it reached Highgate Hill. How is it possible for a do...