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IRRESISTIBLE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
IRRESISTIBLE. I was sitting in front of the win dow watching the sunbeams dancing playfully around the room. The door opened and the figure of a wo man stole softly, on tiptoes, across the room and stopped just behind me. I was too absorbed in the frolic of the sunbeams to notice that she had kneeled there. Then a queer. Irre sistible desire to laugh came over me. I tried to move, and failed. Tile terrible, overpowering sensation of mirth drove everything else out of my mind! Squirming, twisting, pull ing, kicking, I tried to release myself from the arm that clutched me so tightly! My efforts were in vain, and I was compelled to give up to the un controllable, rollicking, hilarious laughter that shook me from head to foot. Tears streamed from my eyes and uproarious shrieks of laughter filled the room .... I was two years old, and mother was tickling my toes!
TO TELL A FISH'S AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
TO TELL A FISH'S AGE. Could you tell the age of a fish if asked to do so? It has been found that the age of a fish may be read from its scales. These increase in size by annular ~growths, two rings being formed each year. The "otoliths." or ear stones. which lie in two sacs on either side of the base of cranial cavity, afford an other means of determination. Like the scales, the otoliths lncrease by two rings annually. Each spring a white ring is formed, and each au tumn a black one. Thus the number of either white or black rings in an otolith gives the age of the fish in years. In the case of flatfish the lat ter method has been found more relia ble, whereas in the case of the cod the scales give a better result Although varying much in size and shape in dit ferent species, the otoliths show a re markable constancy in the same spe cies; hence thoy are of considerable value in the diagnosis of a species.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
Your Hair Tells Your Age. True enough ynrr hair tells yr,:i age--btll daily you s:e mnt andr we, mlen of fifty tvlsie looks are those ca Ipeople of twronty live. They loo. young bIecaullse there is no sign of . single grey hir on nll tlh:ir hail! Now here's the secret lalid hare. ilo CrlO 1 or/.O off ltej l?)i mnotuInd frotm. rthe cheminst, to wlich a?tl 1 ez. )lf :I Iten. Shakle noell trsnt*hter; then i?a nourelh water to make Ithz. (V pilht In all. A little rhubbedl well into th, rootes of the hair every night will satn crumpletely restore the n:atural color it! the hair and renew the growth wher. thinnerss Is showinv . Altmost every chemist has tllose sumplme inredIen: in stock, or can easily get them for you from the wholesalers. S. it. Hltnsball, Chemist. 24( Claren don-street. Se:th Mellomrne. Ccunitry orde~rs a speci;alty. All latest Arrr! cann, Frenc. anti I.ondlon Toillet l'rv paration. s~tocetId. Go.ords sent per, re rlurn post, packle free from obserra tion. A trial solic...
Railway Time Table. TRAINS TO MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
Railway Time Table. TRAINS TO MELBOURNE. Pakenham 7.7 a.m., Officer 7.16, Beaconsfield 7.22, Berwick 7.27, Narre Warren 7.32, Dandenong 7.45, Mel bourne 8.47. Pakenham 7.32 a.m., Officer 7.43, Beaconsfield 7.50, Berwick 8.0, Narre Warren 8.10, Dandenong 8.29, Mel bourne 9.40 Pakenham 11.54 a.m., Officer 12.3, Beaconsfield 12.10, Berwick 12.16, Narre Warren 12.22, Dandenong 12.35 p.m., Melbourne 1.35. Pakenham 8.47 p.m., Officer 8.56, Beaconsfield 9.3, Berwick 9.9, Narre Warren 9.18, Dandenong 9.32, Mel bourne. 10.31. Thursdays and Fridays - Pakenham 4.56 p.m, Officer 5.6, Beaconsfield 5.15, Berwick 5.22, Narre Warren 5.35, Dandenong 5.51, Melbourne 7.11. Saturdays- Pakenham 3.56 p.m., Officer 4.5, Beaconsfield 4.13, Berwick 4.18, Dandenong 4.40, Melbourne.5.45, Sundays--Pakenham 7.9 p.m, Officer 7.22, Beaconsfield 7.31, Berwick 7.36, Dandenong 7.56, Melbourne 9.0.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
Assurance Co. Ltd. WORKERS' CI~HWENSATION . IFire. AccldenL. LcsabyEs L1 -, lsr.= Sn, made go~by :13 C;a.y }Rz AGENT1S m7AN~ED. OALGzTY & Co. LtD., M ELEOU RNE. General .fgmtab fr 'n~c:arlJa The Pho air :rniu:4e ct;0-5 *nd STACKS agalne: darnyc by FIREO and Crotan agalnet damage by HAIL STON 33. Tact. "Tact," said the lecturer. "'ls es sential to good entertaining. I once dined at a house where the hostess had no tact Opposite me sat a quiet and modest man. Suddenly he turn ed as red as a lobster, and fell into a fit of confusion on hearing his host ess say to her husband: "Holw inattentive you are. Charlie! You nmust look after MIr. Smith better. He's helping himself to everythlng.'" Farms For Sale OR Share Lease. 20 FARMS FOR SALE or on SIIHARE LEASE with RIGHT OF PURCIHASE. Close to Rail, Schools, Banks, Stores, Four Mill. 24-inch RainfalL Box 1075, G.P.O., Sydney. Let us draw strength not from twlct-told arguments, but from the busy spectacle of our great city's life rem...
STATE ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
STATE ELECTIONS. Last week's State elections resulted in the defeat of several of the oid members, amongst them being Mr W. Keast, who has represented the elec torate of Dandenong for upwards of 20 years. Cr Frank Groves won the seat by a very substantial majority although the percentage of electors who went to the poll was small. The result of the poll came as a surprise to Mr Keast's supporters, who anticipated he would have an easy victory. The poll was declared at Dandenong on Saturdayby the returning officer Mr Rodd-when Cr Groves was present to return thanks, but Mr Keast was unable to attend owing to illness. Details of the polling are as follows: Groves Keast Berwick .. 113 116 Narre Warren R. S. 27 29 Bunyip .. 103 79 Gembrook .. 4g9 23 Narnargoon .. 80 84 Gembrook South.. 18 13 Beaconsfield .. 40 57 Pakenham .. 125 166 Upper Beaconsfield 43 42 Narre Warren Nth. 33 16 Cora Lynn .. 21 52 Tynong .. 17 40 Five Mile .: 20 15 Cockatoo Creek.. 20 25 Iona .. 25 87 Pakenham East .....
Cause of Deep Regret. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
Cause of Deep Regret. An old Scotsman who had been a long time in the Colonies paid a visit to his "native glen," and, meeting an old schoolfellow, they sat dlown to have a chat about old times and oldi aclquaintances. In the course of the conversation tl., stranger happened to ask about :L certain Geordice McKay. "ie's dead lang ago." said his rriend, "an' I'llI never cease regrettin' him as lang as I live." "Dear me! IHad you such a great r,.spect for him as that?" "Na. na! It wisna' on'y respec' I had for himsel'. but I married his wi dow!" Patience: When I was young I had at least fifty offters for my hand. Practice: Those were what you might call your palmy days, I suppose.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
Mlornington Farmers' Society BERWICK. Diamond Jubilee Show, On the Show Grounds, Berwick, near Railway Station. Saturday, Nov. 24, 1917. Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Dogs, Poultry, Farm and Garden Produce, Flowers, Cookery, Needlework, &c. Horse and Pony Jumping. Entries close Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. Late entries received up to 6 p.m. on Nov. 20. For prize schedules and all inform ation apply to A. E. THOMAS, Secretary. Postal Address--Pakenham East. Miss A. Graven, TEACHER OF PIANO, "Gingolt," Beaconsfield. Certificated Pupil of Mions. IHenri Kowalski. Visits and receives Pupils, Pakenhan?l and Beaconsfield districts. Prepares Pupils for Examinations. Terms: 41 1s. per Quar~ter. To stand this season at " Landcox," Officer, And travel the surroinding districts. The Trotting Stallion Osterwind (Goverment certificate for soundness). Osterwind. a fine upstanding Liver Colored Chestnut, standsabout 15j handls high. His sire Osterly; dam by Red Wind (imported American trotter...
Criticism. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
Criticism. A gentleman, entering his garden one lMonday morning, asked his gar dener if he had attended church the previous evenlng. "Yes," was the reply. "Well, John, what did you think of the sermon about not being able to serve two masters?" "A pack of lies!" returned John, "because I serve you and the young gaffer, don't I?" "Yes, but-" "And," continued John, "the parson says 'You will love the one and hate the other,' while the Lord knows I hate you both!" She: "If I had known that you had such a horrid temper, I would never have married you." He: "Heavens! Why does the truth always arrive too late to be any good to a fellow?"
TRAINS FROM MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
TRAINS FROM MELBOURNE. a.m. a.m. Daily 7.52 ,, 9.27 p.m. p.m. ,, 4.30 ,, 6.2 ,, 6.40 ,, 8.45 a.m. p.m. Thurs. and Fri. 11.23 ,, 1.24 Sunday 11.5 ,, 2.44. p.m. p.m. Saturday 1.30 ,, 3.15
The Y.M.C.A. at the Front. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
The Y.M.C.A. at the Front. Interesting impressions of his visit to the Western front have been given by Mr Henry Lang, national general secretary of the Y.M.C.A. for Aus tralia, who has just returned from abroad in connection with the war work of his Association. With regard to the work of the Y.M.C.A. in this huge international embroilment Mr Laig says:- " In France alone there are 500 centres at which the Y.M.C.A. is at work, em ploying 1,254 secretaries and honorary workers, 450 of whom are women. During the lnst week I was in Lon don requests came for 45 new huts and '15 additional marquees. Besides serving our own British troops and the men from all the over sea dominions, the Y.M.C.A. is also serving along special lines the Belgian, French, Portuguese and Indian armies, the Chinese. Labor Battalions, and the Labor Battalions from South Africa and Assam. Our work for the rela tives of the seriously wounded is one of the most appealing pieces of service. I had ample opportunity ...
Berwick Show. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
Benwick Show. -The Diamond JubiJtlx show ')f the Mornington Farmers' Society is to be held at Burwick to-morrow, and, given fine weather, there should be a large attendance. A large entry has been received, especially in the light horse sections, and there should be some interesting competitions. In the draught stock class, one of the best filled sections is for the spring-cart horse, and there promises to be a keen competition, as there are over a dozen competitors, including several from the city. The cattle classes are, better filled than usual, and there should be a good show of Dairy Stock, Ayrshires and Jerseys. The show of sheap and pigs will ,be about the same as last year. The poultry class is well filled. The shed exhibits should be the most attractive seen for many years. There will be a good display of garden produce and a very fine show of flowers. In the Miscellaneous class there are a large number of exhibitors, and the entries for the Fancywork class are above the av...
Nar Nar Goon Nth. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
Nar Nar Goon Nth. The committee and head teacher of the North Nar Nar Goon school have decided to hold a flower show and show of school work on November 30 in aid of the State Schools War Relief Fund. Cr Martin, president of the Berwick Shire Council, is to open the show. In the past the school has been very successfuI in their patriotic efforts. Last year the sum of £:8 was raised, and they hope to do better this year. The children are worthy of all support in their patriotic work. The final meeting of the local council for the year will take place on the 8th of next month.
Berwick News. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
Berwick News. At Berwick on Friday afternoon last, Mr and Mrs White, of the Com mercial Bank, were entertained by the local residents prior'to their departure for Woodend. ,-There was a good attendance and the ch:air was occupied by Cr a'Beckett. Mr and Mrs White were presented by the chairman with a £5 war bond each. Cr a'Beckett referred in eulogistic terms to Mr White's good work in connection with the Bank and other local institutions during his lengthy stay in the district, and expressed a hope that he and Mrs White would have every happiness and prosperity in their new sphere of labor. The Rev. W. J. Murray and Mr W. Wilson supported the chairman's re marks. Mr White, in returning thanks on behalf of Mrs White and himself, spoke of the happy time they had spent in Berwiek and their regret at leaving so.many. friends. It is also proposed to present Mr White with an address which is to'be signed by the leading local residents. This is to be sent on to Woodend in the course of a ...
Making Australia Prosperous—The Woman's Part. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
Making Australia Prosperous-The Woman's Part. Ilousewives throughout Australia have in their hand the power to vital ly affect the future prosperity of their country. They hold the nation's purse strings, they are the buyers for the home. the real spenders of the nation's money. By whenever possible iZ!st ing on the Australian-made article they can do much to ensure the growth and development of Australia's indus tries and to keep Australian money in Australia. Generally speaking, this responsibil ity is being realised, and the Austra lian-made product. when worthy of support and patronage, ever grows in populatity. Take. for example, Dandy Starch and Kream Brand Corn Flour. 5othl of these in the space of a year or two have become practically house hold words. Of course, they have the great essential to such rapid popular ity. Both are lines of unquestioned quality-not. only equal, but superior to their imported rivals. Dandy starch, which is made from maize, to stronger than ordina...
WHAT TO WEAR AND HOW. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
WHAT TO WEAR AND HOW. The skin should be kept clean and warm and should have air. To keep the body healthy. clothes should not be tight (declares the National Safe ty Council). In cold weather we shouldi wear light-weight clothes while in the house. Upon going out of doors put on heavy outer clothing. Do not wea;r a tight hat. It cuts oIff thes blood front tile skin of the head and mnakes you bald. A soft hat is the best. Do not cripple your feet with tight shoes. Shoes that fit cost no more. After washing overalls or shirts, that have become very soiled, soak them for an hour in weak coldt water starch. and afterwards wring out ar.d dry. The next time you wash them the dirt will come out easily. When scissors get blunt, sharpen them by opening and movinu back wards and forwards on a piece I! iglass. .Messrs. W. Reynolda and Son Pty. Ltd.. Metropolitan Meat Market, re Iport prices for week ending November 14, 1917:--Beef--Prime bodies. 56/- to 37/- per 100 Ibs.; medium 54/- to 55/,....
Getting-Off Places. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
Getting-Off Places. A. Philadelphia divine was enter taining a couple of clergymen from New York at dinner. The guests spoke in praise of a sermon their host hlad delivered the Sunday be fofe. The host's son was at the table, and one of the New York cler gymen said to him: ".Iy lad, what did you think of your father's sermon?" "I guess It was very good," said the boy, "but there were three mighty fine places where he could have stop ped." Put plenty of salt in the haunts of beetlen and keep it there for a week. Do not leave any water where the beetles go. When they eat the salt it will dry up their bodies.
My Moustache Difficulty. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
My Moustache Diff.culty. . By Ashley Sterne. In cntlcipation of my Joining the Army wlthin the next few days, 1 have beenl wondering whlether I ought nout to get busy antd grow a moustache. All my life I have bueen cleanu-sha;venu (a habit I contracced in my earliest Infancy, and have secu Ilo re:asonl to break vince). and though thcre hav;e beenll occa?iOls when. thllrouglt pres Lure of work, I have lomittedl to use my razur for two or three days, I can truly say I're never had any ollicial hair on my face. Indeled, the curious growtlt which during these casual lapses illakes ina aplearance is not ot a very encourag ing or inspirillng nature, one side um my lip prolucing red hair iandl the other blaclk--remni:liscenL of a lsmall cloth pen-wiper. An tile ilair oil my head is a very palo tlaxell, lUm eys o1 that ditintiivt ashiald of blue whicil 01ne only sees in tilos?e big glass but ties ill chemists' shlop-windows, Inl nose Iilottledt witl gourgeous goldetln brown treckle, ;anld i...
Their Successors. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
Their Successors. A temperance lecturer was preach Ing to the young on his favorite theme, and said, "Now, boys, when I ask you a question, you musn't be afraid to speak out and answer me. When you look around and see all these line houses, farms and cattle, do you ever think who owns them all now? Your fathers own them, do they not?" "Yes, sir," shouted a hundred voices. "Well, where will your fathers be In eighty years from now?" "Dead!" shouted the boys. "That's right. And who will own all this property then?" "Us boys!" shouted the urchins. "Right. Now tell me, did you ever, in going along the streets, notice the drunkards loungIng around the pub Ichouse doors, waiting for somebody to treat them?" "Yes, sir; lots of them." "Well, where will they be in eighty years from now?" "Dead!" exclaimed the boys. "And who will be the drunkards then?" "Us boys!" The lecturer was thunderstruck for a moment, but, recovering himself, tried to tell the boys how to escape such a fate. If men wis...
THE WAR SAVINGS MOVEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 23 November 1917
THE WAR SAVINGS MOVEMENT. By I.5. The war has reached its most crit ical stage. After more than three rears' bitter struggle, we cannot boast of having attained one single purpose for whielh we swent to war. flelgiumn is still under the hcel of (ler mans-, sonme of the fairest land in France is still occupied by f;ermnsn troois. Serl)ia has not regained ber ;overeign inmependence, nor. ablovi all. have we defeated the caulse of at these evii'-ls'russian militarism. tie not these facts call passionately for oor help? It otay be hard for us o015 here to realIse that the fate of Auts tralia is at this moment In the hal once, bht our slowness of compreben dlon does not alter the fact. This is not the time to review what has aslrcady ien tone in the right Iii rection (though many have dine ii lvi) tut we must look ahead and won how musc renmaitts yet to Ibe done. One supreme duty stands out for Sithe who cannot fight-and that Is to t'.X's We can hlost do this by hoping War Savings Certic...