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WHAT A SOLDIER EATS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
WHAT A SOLDIER EATS. It will be of interest to those who t do an ordinary day's work to learn ijust what the different soldiers of the world consume in the course of their strenuous daily labours. Most of the -items of the- U.S. soldier's ration are familiar enough, though two or three of them possess a certain flavour of mystery. It is I not, however, so much the question of identity that is the burning one as it is the question of quantity. Each day, Uncle Sam's soldier is provided with eighteen ounces of bread, and half an ounce of butter to spread it with ; or, if he prefers, he can supple ment this with 1.28 ounces of Jam out of the larger of the mysterious stop pered jars.. After the bread, he can make the backbone of his meal out of twenty ounces of potatoes, twelve of bacon and twenty-four of beans. He is entitled to use .64 ounces of lard in cooking these-or getting them I cooked-and whea he came to putting them down, he had .04 ounces of salt .04 ounces of pepper, and .16 ...
THREE SCORE AND TEN ON THE STAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
THREE SCORE AND TEN ON THE STAGE. Miss Genevieve Ward is the oldest actress still on the stage, and still taking leading roles. She is in her eightieth year, but time has dealt very kindly with her, and left much of the charm and even activity of youth. But although it is not considered good form to give away a lady's age it must be confessed that there : more than twenty well-known ac tresses in our theatres and music halls who are over sixty years of age. Make-up covers many wrinkles, and many a woman getting on in years plays very successfully the part of an ingenue. Miss Ellen Terry's perform ance, when she was past middle age. of the lovely Ophelia, in the play of that name, is a case in point, But the wonder of wonders is the great and only Sarah. Only a fevy years ago a gesture, a whisper, could send cold shivers down the back o the most callous. Even to-day, get ting on for four score and having lost a limb, she is a powerful tragedienne. and would beat, by the very force of...
QUEER NAVAL FIGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
QUEER NAVAL FIGHTS. More than on. good scrap between our war vessels andl those of the en emy has taken place in some secluded lagoon, or in a tropical river whose banks were so densely packedl with huge trees that the small battleshipe and cruisers were able to fire quite hidden. DtLring the Russo-Japanese war. there is more than one instance on record when the naval craft of both sides were poundering at one another whilst being torn to pieces by angry seas which were driving them farther and farther on to the rocks. In the Spanlsh-Amerlcan war it is said that peismic disturbances on the ocean stopped a fierce naval engage ment by a huge tidal wave engulfing a Spanish gunboat. But perhaps one of the strangest "sea" battles occur red on a lake during the American and British war of Independence, in 1817. On Lake Champlain. In Amer ica, a steady bombardment was kept up by is and the enemy, neither side being able to escape, being, of course, hemmed in on both sides. The . en gagemen...
WASTE NOT ! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
WASTE NOT ! The season was dry-very dry. Everything was burnt and baked and scorched. But one day there was a shower, and one of Farmer Seedpod's men came in quite wet. "Why can't you get in out )f the rain ?" asked the farmer grutfly. "Oh, that's all right !" said the labourer. "A little sprinkling like that doesn't hurt me. I can work right alonn just the same. "That isn't the point," said the farmer. "Next time it rainjs you get inside. I want that water on the land 1"0. I3D'n, "I hear that Jones sends everything he shoots to the hospital, insEtead of to the game-dealer." Dones : "How very good of him! Does he send much ?" Bones "No, not very much. Last week he sent three gasmekeepers that's all."
JIMMY'S PREFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
.JIMMY'S PREFERENCE. A worker at a mill called Jimmy used to stop in to his dinner, and every day be would send his mate for a couple of pints of sixpenny; one, he said, was to give him an ap petite, and also quench his thirst, and the other to wash his dinner down. This was, of course, before the clos ing restrictions came in force. Another worker near to him was a temperance chap, and he thought he would speak to Jimmy, and also show him the error of his ways. So one dinner time just as Jimmy's pal came back with the two pints, he saw Jimmy walk up and have a good swig at his appetite pint, so he went to Jimimy and said : "Jimmy, I'm surprised to see you keep supping that stuff like tha does. It does tha no good at all. Doesn't tha know. ut watter is twenty per cent. stronger than beer ?" "Aye, dunno upset thisel' about me," said Jimmy, smacking his lips. "Beer's plenty strong enough for me.' Though-he worked in town, Wilkins had a dear little house in the coun try, where he slept...
SAM'S "STEPS." [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
SAM'S "STEPS'" Recently a fire broke out in a spin ning-room. The mill fire brigade, which consists chiefly of spinners, acted very smartly in extinguishing the outbreak without the assistance of the district fire brigade. The mill manager was so pleased with their smartness that he called a meeting in his office to congratu late the men in subduing the out break before much damage had been caused. He made them all a present of five shillings each, and said he hoped they would act in the same manner in any future outbreaks. The manager, being on the humor ous side, said to one of the spinners known as Old Sam : "Now. Sam, supposing your loom was the only one running in the top storey, and fire was to break out and get a good hold before you noticed it, what steps would you be prepared I to take ?" Sam replied without hesitation : "The fire-escape steps, sir ! " The meeting closed with roars of laughter.
DANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday, November 13. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
DANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday, November 13. Alex. Scott and Co., Pty. Ltd., Jos. Clarke and Co., and Adamson, Strettle and Co. Pty. Ltd. conjointly report: Dairy cattle-A large .number of mixed cattle yarded, including a big percent age of milkers and springers, which sold at prices quite up to late rates. Some of the principal lots were as follows : - Milkers - Messrs Jas. Greaves and Sons, five to £29; A. Wicks, two to £18; T. Madigan, one at £23; J. Mason, two to £15 15s; S. Cassels, one at £17 10s; J. West, four to £22 4s; W. McKenna, one at £17 10s; Lem. Corrigan, two to £22 15s; R. Williams, two to £27 10s; W. Hussey, two to £19 5s; M. Bowman, two to £18 10s; H. Gamble, seven to £26; R. Hallinan, one at £26; J. Kingston, one at £22 5s; S. Kingston, two to £18 5s; Mrs Fawset, one at £18 10s; Mrs Woolard one at £18 10s; A. Scott, one.at £22; A. Tampie, -one at £18 5s; H. Masters, one at £18 15s; A. Brook, two to £12 2s 6d. - Springers -G. and F.. Cadby, two to £14 7s 6d; Kreigle Bro...
ANOTHER DOG STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
ANOTHER DOG STORY. A rather nice "dog story" from the trenches. In a section of the line where the enemy's trenches were only some thirty yards away there had been stiff fighting, and one of our men left badly wounded midway be tween the lines moaned so pitifully that the officer could scarcely hold back his comrades from certain death in attempting to bring him in. Tax ing his brains for a plan of rescue, his eyes fell on a stray tyke, which was accustomed to run to and fro be tween the British and German tren ches, finding friends in each. He quickly wrote a note : "Will you allow us to bring our man in ?" tied it round the dog's neck, and sent him scampering across to the German line. In a few minutes the animal returned with the reply : "Will give you five minutes." Instan tly the officer and a couple of his men seized a stretcher and were over the top. They got their man into safety in four minutes, and gave the enemy a cheer, by way of thanks, be fore both sides returned to bu...
WISE AND OTHERWISE. BUSY DOCTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
WISE AND OTHERWISE. BUSY DOCTOR. A certain doctor's waiting-rooms were crowded beyond description. It was his pride and boast that he could feel his patient's pulse, look at his tongue, sound him with a stetho scope, write his prescription, and pocket his fee in a space of time varying from two to five minutes. The other day an Army man was shown into the consulting-room, and underwent what might be termed the instantaneous process. When it was completed the patient shook hands with the doctor, and said, "I am es pecially glad to meet you, as I have often heard 'my father, Colonel Fores ter, ,speak of you." "What f" ' exclaimed the doctor, "are you Dick Forester's son who was badly wounded at Gallipoli ?" "I am, sir." "My dear fellow," exclaimed the doctor, "fling that prescription into the fire, will you, please, and sit down and tell me what is the matter with you !"
Pakenham Queen Carnival. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
Pakenham Queen Carnival. Ameeting was held on Saturday evening last to settle up matters in connection with the recent Queen Com petition in Pakenhamn in aid of the Anzac Buffet.in London. The competi tion, which was won by Miss Alice Ellett," Queen of Soldiers," was a great financial success, showing a profit of about £323. It- was decided at the meeting that the secretary Miss Clarice Lewis--should communi cate with Miss Ada Reeve, who has taken such a great interest in the Anzae Buffet movement, relative to tie adding of the money to her fund. The young ladies who worked so energetically to make the competition a success are to be congratulated on the very fine financial result. Special thanks are due to the queens--Iisses Ellett, Smith, Toll, Olsen and Pren dergast-Mrs E. V. Gabbott (president of the committee), Miss C. Lewis (hon. see.) and Miss Mulcahy (assistant secretary) for their good work in con nection with the affair.
IS BEER A NECESSITY ? EXPERT VIEWS ON A MOMENTOUS SUBJECT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
IS BEER A NECESSITY ? EXPERT VIEWS ON A MOMENT OUS SUBJECT. Is beer a necessity ? Can the working man do without it? Mr. Kennedy Jones, M.P., recently stated that he saw no reason why the opponents of beer drinking should force their personal views on men who require beer to enable them to continuue at their work. In Palestine in the early days of Christianity it was considered absol utely necessary to refresh the indts trious Hebrew by wine, and the drinking of the latter was part of the Jewish faith. Roman law decreed that an alcoholic stimulent was one of the necessities of life. In conversation with a well-known nerve specialist, recently, the writer asked: -Does beer shatter the nerv ous system ?" "Well,' he replied, "it all depends on the nervous system. In my opin ion manual workers need beer and ought to have beer. Beer is the Briton's beverage. Our race has thriven and prospered on beef bread and beer. The allegation that the brewing is a wicked waste of food is, to my mind...
Conscription. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
Conscription. The Federal Government has decided to take another referendum next month on the question of Conscription, and Mr Hughes, the Prime Minister, speaking at Bendigo on Monday even ing last, made a lengthy statement in regard to the Government's proposals. The speech was fully reported in the metropolitan press, and from the " Age " we take the following, which gives particulars of the most important features of the Qonscription scheme Voluntary enlistment is to continue. Reinforcements are required at the rate of 7000 per month;. compulsory reinforcements will be called up by ballot to the extent to which voluntary recruiting fails to supply this number. The ballot will he from single men only between the ages of 20 and 44 years, including widowers and divorcees without children dependent upon them. Persons to be exempted incldde those physically unfit for service, judges, magistrates, police, ministers of re ligion, persons whose services are essential for the supply of w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
Mr V. Tanner, P.M., and Mr A. Greenwood, J.P., occupied the Bench at the local Court of Petty Sessions on Friday last. There were no important cases, the list being composed princi pally of truancy cases. Yesterday was polling day in con nection with the State elections. So far as Pakenham was concerned things passed off quietly. There were two candidates in the field, Mr W. S. Keast, who has represented the district for upwards of 20 years, being opposed by Cr Frank Groves, of Aspendale. The polling commenced at 8 o'clock in the morning and was carried on steadily up to the closing hour at 7 p.m. The poll should be a substantial one. Mr James J. Abern acted as returning officer and the arrangements for the poll were satisfactory, everything working smoothly. The local returns available at the time of going to press were :-Pakenham-Keast 166, Groves 125. Army Road-Keast 1, Groves 41. During the past 12 months several enjoyable coursing matches have been witnessed on Mr D. Dunn's pro...
KEEP ON SMILING Don't Envy Other Folks. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
KEEP ON SMILING Don't Envy Other Folks. When obstacles confront you 'tis no good to fet and mope, Or go about with grump air as though you'd lost all hope. It's beter far to wrestle wtlh one's troubles as they come, Than whine until confronted with an overwhelming sum. Don't think when you have troubles that your neighbor goes scot free, Because he shows a smiling front and battles cheerfully! No, man! he, too, has troubles, but here:n the difference lies, While you go idly moping round, the other fellow tries! Don't envy other people, maybe if the truth you knew, You'il find their burdens heavier far than is the case with you. Because a fellow-raIn or shine-can show a smiling face, Don't think you'd have an easier time If you could take his place. No! you must give up grousing, put your shoulder to the wheel! And let the obstacles ahead your strength and muscles feel. Face all rebuffs with cheerfulness, and give your talents scope, With hope writ on your countenance you'll have no ...
G. H. Q. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
G. N. Q. A By HAROLD ASHTON. "G.H.Q." is the "slick" term for the most wonderful business-ofice in the world. "G.I.Q." is the General Hlead quarters of the British Army in France-that contemptible little affair of "brown-paper soldiers," which has grown to greatness more magically and more s*iftly than ever beanstalk ever sprouted in the pantomime or fairy-tale, and which to-day is hailed by civilisation (and cursed by the Hun) as the vital spark of Armaged don. Its postal address, its telephone number, its registered telegraphic symbol is simply "G.H.Q." By that alone shall you know it. It is "Some where in France"-for that matter it is everywhere in France, and we can locate no clearer its latitude or long itude. STAGE-MANAGING AN ARMY. There it is, in a large, airy. map furnished room, with a telephone at its elbow, and all the resources of civillsation, barbarism-an ill-asnort ed pair, linked together in the great scheme of things for the subsequent emancipation of mankind- magi...
MEN WHO WOULDN'T BE KINGS. Refused to Rule Over Millions. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 16 November 1917
MEN WHO WOULDN'T BE KINGS. Refused to Rule Over Millions. The immortal and heroic General Gordon might have been Emperor of China had he cared to push his for tunes, and it is quite on the cards that he might have made China the great est Power in the world, with her vast resources and her four hundred million industrious population. When he returned to England after his wonderful feats in the Celestial Empire. Lord Wolseley said to him: 'Had I been you, Charlie, I not only would have suppressed the rebellion but have made myself emperor." But that was not Charles James Gordon's style. Yet there is no doubt he could have had the Chinese throne for the asking or taking. As it was, they offered him a room full of gold, heap ed high, untold thousands, the trea sures of the empire of Kubla Khan. He merely took a medal which he afterwards sold for the benefit of one of his philanthropic schemes for East End lads. Is it any wonder that, next to Nelson, the British Empire adores Gordon? If...