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WHERE SPIDERS WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
WHERE SPIDERS WORK. In a large English factory that pro duces surveying Instruments, spiders. are numbered amongst the most in dispensable workmen. They spin the delicate thread used for the cross hairs that mark the exact centre of' the object lens in the surveyor's tele-I scope. Spider web is the only suit able material yet discovered for these cross-hairs. Human hair is transparent, and when magnified has' the apparent dimensions of a rough-, hewn lamp-post. The spiders produce during a two months' spinning season thousands of; yards of web, which is wound upon metal frames and stored away until needed. A spider "at work" dangles in the air by its invisible thread, the upper end of which is attached to a metal wire frame whirled in the hands of a girl. The girt first places the spider on her hand until the pro truding end of the thread has become attached. When the spider attempts to leap to the ground she quickly at taches the thread to the centre of the whirling frame, and as t...
THE NEXT PROBLEM. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
THEi NEXT PROBLEM. Miss Fl;:tiitop was highly rxcited, and as eo,, a? shbe saw her own dear ?eginald i arppreaching the house, flew down to the gate to meet hima. 't';o ;.g't news for you " she gur gIed, hanging on to hmis arm. "Fath er says if we want to get married, he will pay half the expense of furnish ing a house for ui." "That's nice rf him," said Regin ald, despondently, "but who will pay the other half ?"
Why the Tone Varied. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
Why the Tone Varied. A white-faced cashier met the as tute company promoter at the door of the office when he alighted from his gold-plated motor-car. "Oh, sir," he blurted out, "the omce has been robbed! Burglars broke in last night!" "Indeed! What did they take?" "The whole of the £2000 which I was to send out to the shareholders today." "Ah! shareholders' money, eh? Clever scamps these burglars. Did they take anything else?" "Your gold-mounted umbrella, sir." "Oh, the villainous, cold-blooded thieves! Send for the police at once!" First Farmer: How is it you no longer put up at the Golden Crown when you drive to market? Second Farmer:. Why, they are re gular frauds! Last winter, when 1 lodged there for the night, they made a great fuss, and gave me a big bo: tle to take to bed with me, and when I opened it, what d'ye think it was? Nothing but hot water!
U.S. SNAKE FARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
U.S. SNAKE FARMS. It may not be known generally that there are ranches in the great south western part of the United States whose whole business i~ the fattening of rattlesnakes and other reptiles for market. The market for these creat ures is an active one, including mues um proprietors, circus-men, sideashow actors, zoological devotees, and also chemists who wish to study the vari ous snake poisons. Probably the biggest of these ranch es is the Armstrong, near Browns ville, Texas, which consists of ten acres of land,. surrounded by a high fence, constructed in a manner topre vent the escape of any wriggling wanderer. - This enclosure contains pens of dif ferent classes of reptiles, and each pen holds at least a thousand snakes. A fat rattler will bring more money than a lean one, for snakes are sold by the pound. Consequently the snake-ranchers work is to make his charge comfortable and fatten them to the extent of his ability. Then as the snake-buyer comes along, the snake-t oiso...
Railway Time Table. TRAINS TO MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
Railway Time Table. TRAINS TO MELBOURNE. -Pakenharn 7.7 a.m., Officer" 7.1G. Beaconsfield 7.22, Berwick 7.27, Namrre Warren 7.32, Dandenong 7.45, Mel boi~rne 8.47. Pakenharm 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 4.3, Berwick 4.18, Dandenong 4.40, Melbourne 5.45 Sundays --Pakenharn 7.9 p.m; Officer 7.22, Beaconsfield 7.31, Berwick 7.36, Dandenong 7.56, Melbourne 9.0.
Anti-Conscription. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
Anti-Conscription. The anti-conscription meeting held in Pakenham on Friday evening last attracted a.very large attendance, the Mechanics' Hall being packed to over fi8bwing. Addresses were delivered by the Rev. F. Sinclaire, M.A., and Mr B:iarrachi, of Melbourne, and Mrs Norman Smith, of Adelaide. A lengthy speech was delivered by each of the speakers, and their views on the subject of conscription and the Government proposals were very clearly defined. Their remarks were listened to- with interest and were frequently applauded, and at the close a few questions were put and answered. The Rev. F. Sinclaire, who was the last speaker for the evening, asked his audience to consider the position from the standpoint of Christian teach ing, which stood for peace and good will to men. A. E. Thomas, Pakenham.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
3 .aaster Baer i+"i SPEAKS OF THE E;', T! OF SClemis .Tonic So Ili hislfriends scarce!y knew him and he went to the Mel1bourne Hospital. A friend rccosmmendid Clements Tonic, and that saved him This letter has been recorded because of its great ernestness, and tle way the writer. Mr. Holliday, expresses his sufferings and recovery. It shows what Clements Tonic ten do. Mr. Holliday writes from his business address. 113 Madeline Street (Bakers Patent Peel Factory), Carlton, Melbourne. 19j5/11. CLE.iE. TS TONIC LTD., "I cm glad to tell you lshat Clements Tonic did for me. A year ago I was so ill from had liver and nervcasness. I blamed overwork, and a rush of ordeis." To keep customers supplied I worked day and night, with thie result I got so ill I could takIe no part in the business except Isupervise. To give an idea how iii and chlsued I was, people who had not see ro for months would pass and no! know mn. I was for five months like this, grad?? fly getting worse. Goed advice and.I ...
TRAINS FROM MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 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 , ,, I2.44 p.m. p.m Saturday 1.20 3.15
FLYING FEATS OF GRASSHOPPERS [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
FLYING FEATS OF GRASSHOPPERS The grasshopper would seem to have nothing in common with the sea gull, yet they have been picked up in swarms at sea, in some cases no less than 1200 miles from the nearest land. The African grasshopper has been known to cress the Red and Mediter ranean Seas in destructive numbers, and even to fly to the Canary Islands. For the most part they are of a migra tory species noted for its great flights. The bodies are about four inches long, and are equipped with large air sacs in addition to the usual breathing tubes. These sacs buoy up the in sect so that it is able to stay in the air for day9 at a time, exerting prac tically no effort at all. During flight its speed varies from thre to twenty miles an hour. When it is tired it rests on the water and is borne along on the waves.
Not a Prize Winner. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
Not a Prize Winner. A fancy dress ball was held in a certain garrison town recently, at which many military officers and men attended. A soldier, attired as a lady, was spoken to by the regimen tal chaplain. "Well, young man," said the parson, "you are very well got up. Did you get a prize?" "Yes, chum, I got second prize, Did you get a prize, too?" "Me! Oh, no! 1---" "Well, now, that's rotten bad luck, I call it,' said the Tommy, warmly, "for you are about the best get-up of a parson I've seen lately." On the occasion of a recent con cert, at the conclusion of which was sung "There is a Good Time Com ing," a farmer rose in the audience and said. "Mister, you couldn't flz the day, could you?"
SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
SELECTED RECIPES. Beef Stew with Dumplings.-Pro cure about two and a half pounds of lean beef and cut into small pieces about one Inch square, dredge with flour; put three tablespoonfuls of dripping into a saucepan, place it on the fire; as soon as it is very hot put in the meat and stir until all is well browned, add one teaspoonful of flour, stir till well mixed, then add three cuDfuls of boiling water; stir over the fire until it boils, and add one chopped onion, one tablespoonful of chopped parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Cover the saucean and let it simmer for two and a half hours. If the gravy reduces too much, add a little more boiling water. Sift two cupfuls of baking-powder. one table spoonful of chopped parsley, salt and pepper, then rub in half a cupful of finely choped suet, and add just enough milk or water to make a dough by spoonfuls over the top of the meat, cover quickly, aud cook for fifteen minutes. When the dumplings are ready serve quickly. Carrot Salad.-Take...
That Mysterious Box! The Prophecies of Joanna Southcott. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
That Mysterious Box I The Prophecies of Joanna Southcott. By C. Templeton Stuart What is in Joanna Southcott's box of sealed writings? This question is soon to be answer for a committee of clergy have deci Lied to open the mysterious box. In 1814 the famous prophetess. whose portrait hangs in the National Gallery, sealed and corded a wooden box containing a collection of her prophecies which no one had seen but herself. This box she left to tile nation and declared that in a time of national crisis it would be opened by twenty-four bishops, or representa tives appointed by them. Joanna Southcott, although she died al huindred years ago, still has a following which believes in her, andi shie was certainly a remarkable wo 1man who caused a great deal of stir ill her day. She was born at Ottery St. Mary, near Exeter. In 17540, and was die scended fromn a county fanlily of Hertfordshire, but all their property was lost by her father and grand fathter, and In consequence she be came a do...
£200,000,000! Estates of the Ex-Czar Seized. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
£200,000,000 1 Estates of the Ex-Czar Seized. The Provisional Government has taken " wise step in seizing the Im perial estates of the tlouse of Ito manoff, valued at £140,000,000, from which the Germanophile ex-Czar en joyed thle revenue for life. These lands had been systematically stolen from the pet ple by the Romnanoffls during tihe last six hundred years. The method adopted was simple. When a nobleman fell into disgrace for some reason or other, and was sent to Siberia, his estates automati cally became the property of the reigning Czar, who by "decree extra ordinary" annexed them to the Im perial Chancery. It is of passing interest to note that the Provisional Government is also discussing whether the personal pro perty owned by Nicholas Rtomanoff, estimated to tie worth £:1.500,000, ehould be sequestrated by tihe State on behalf of "the glorious revolution. At the time of writing it is not cer tain whether the property of the grand dukes and duchesses, valued at about £60,00...
Inspiriting News. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
Inspiriting News. Many a reputation has been branded since the war broke out. .alny men have been judged, and misjudged, ac cording to the opinion of their critics. A careless sentence or want of diplo rmnacy has often earned for a man the antame of disloyalist. There is in every man's heart, no matter of what creed or nationality, a certain 'something" that can be arous rd to a flame of patriotism when his country achieves some great victorious feat. This spirit lies dormant in sonme men, who would scorn the idea if you called them patriots, but they are patriotic unknown to themselves, their minds have become partly trans formed by the opinions of others. rhero is another type, who in living his narrow lifo has become apathetic and Indifferent. This is the worse type, as lhe cares not under whose flag he lives so long as he can go on his way antd miake money. When these men are asked if they are patriotic or loyal, their hesitancy in answering may explain their beliefs. So on will...
"Shure" It Is. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
"Shure" It Is. Sir James Murray, the author of the New English Dictionary, was ,n"! a guest at a literary dinner at which a member of the company,. greatly daring, started a discussion concerning the pronunciation of cer tain words. "Have you noticed, Sir James," he raid. "that in the entire English lan ruage there is only one word begin ni:g with 'su' that is pronounced as though beginning with 'sh'? This one is sugar. Having made an ex haustive study of the subject you may t4ke it from me that this is so." liored though he was, the native piliteneus of the distinguished dic tionary-maker did not desert him. A. suming an expression of inter. st. although his eyes twinkled behind his glasses., he quietly asked: "Ar you1 :ue?.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
I ] Assurance Co. Ltd. EsT.Mu7HL7 1im WORKERS' COMPENSATION Fire. Accident. Lo,?sa b7Bush FL-es ard L!gh-n'! are made gccd by thtis Crrpany AGENTS WANTED. DALGETY & Co. LTD., MELBOURNE General Agents for Victoria. The Phoenix .nsur. CROPS and STACKS against damage by FIRE and Crops against damage by HAIL STONES. The sergeant-major of a certain re giment was a bit of a martinet, and was constantly finding fatult with the slightest things. One day he was sitting in his room in the barracks. and, happening to glance out of the window, he saw a private pass in full uniform with a bucket. Thin roused the sergeant-major to fury, and he promptly dashed to the dloor and hailed the private. :'Where are you going?" "To fetch some water, sir.'" replied the man. "What!" yelled the sergeant-major. "In those trousers?" "No. sir; in the bucket!' was the reply. Farms For Sale OR Share Lease. 20 FARMS FOR SALE or on SHARE LEASE .vith RIGHT OF PURCHASE. Close to Rail, Schools, Banks, Stores. ...
Red Cross Book Depot. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
Red Cross Book Depot. Miss Philadelphia N. Robertson. secretary Australian Red Cross So ciety, sends the following request from the convener of the Red Cross Book Depot: "May I ask through your columns for donations of small cloth-bound books for the libraries sent out by the Red Cross Book Depot? Since last February, In addition to 429 cases of mixed literature, libraries comris ing :1765 volumes have been supplied to troopships and military organisa lions hero and abroad in book-cases specially made for the purpose by branches of the men's section of the lted Cross Society. Abundant testi mony as to the usefulness of these Ii braries has been forthcoming and the demand for them is increasing. For reasons of space, the books must he small and their constant use ne cessitates strong binding; the small editions isslued now by so many pub lishers are exactly what is wanted, and the variety of reading matter can not be too great. Books may be left in the book bins at Geelong. Ballarat....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
Lady Makes Private Enquiry Regarding Hair Treatment. "A Lady Reader" complains that al though she has tried quite a number of hair dyes, she cannot get one that will dye her greying hair to its proper shade. Shite continues: "My friends can see that I am using something, and make me the butt of all their jokes. My hair is light brown. What color dye would you advise me to buy?" Answer:-Don't buy any hair dye at all. The best is quite easily apparent even to the most casual ob server. What you require is sonte thing to restore-not dye-the hair to its natural color Try this, which you can make up yourself at home at a comparatively trifling cost:-Get 1? oz. of Rejuvent compound from the chemist, to which add loz. of bay rum. Shake well together, then add enough water to make o10oz. (half pint) in all. A little rubbed well into the roots of tihe hair every night will seoon completely restore the natural co'or of the hair, anti renew the growth where thinness is showing. As this is not ...
Reinforcements Referendum. What "Yes" Means. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
Reinforcements Referendum. What "Yes" Means. Why should the Prime Minister, Mr. Hughes, ask the electors of Australia to reverse the vote of October, 1916, One sufficient reason is that since the last vote the electors have strengthen ed him as tile Prime Minister of Aus tralia. In 1916 we took the vote amidst a cloud of misunderstandings, and Mr. Hughes was in the midst of a party and a Cabinet divided in its own household. The verdict of the general elections in May. in effect, re versed tile vote on the conscription referendum, but the issue had gone to the electors in a direct question, and onlly a direct answer in another way could change it. To-day Mr. Hughes hlas been colnfirmed in power, lie is in tile midst of a Cabinet of Ministers of one mind on the war questions, and a party also of one mind. It was but proper for the Prime Minister to ask the electors to confirm tile vote of last May, and not only to support a WVin the War Ministry, but to give that Ministry the authori...
DROWSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
DROWSINESS. There are various forms of drowsi ness; some may be normal and others abnormal. In fact, many people do not know what drowsiness is-they pass almost instantly from wakeful ness into sleep; others always be come drowsy at bedtime-they begin to yawn and find it growing hard to fix their attention on anything. When the condition is natural it is of no consequence. When Nature calls for sleep she should be obeyed. Do not combat such drowsiness, for that causes you to fatigue yourself un necessarily, and it may in time turn you from a good sleeper into a poor one. Drowsiness is sometimes an indi cation of disease, and is often a symp tom of a poisoned system. When, therefore, a person begins to show unusual and inexplicable drowsiness, he ought to find out what the cause is. It may be that malaria, or indi gestion, or some form of kidney dis ease is poisoning the blood. A dim Inished blood stream can also pro duce somnolence, as in the case of the aged, who often fall into a ...