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CIGARS AND CHARACTER. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
CIGARS AND CHARACTER. According to an enterprising Amer ican scientist a man's character can now be told from the way he smokes cigars. The man who smokes is easily re cognised. Hid Ulips will show it, with out his speaking. He who fixes his cigar deeply in his mouth is of a na ture resolute, sceptical, and abrupt; one who bites off the end of his cigar is careless, thoughtless, or listless. When the cutter Ir used to nip off the end, the smoker may be consid ered a man of caution. The use o the amber holier is a delicate per son. The man who smokes his cigar to the end is a faithful friend, a con stant husband, and of a persevering nature. If one is in the habit of throwing away the cigar when only half-smoked, he may be considered fickle, blase, and a trifler. A boy doesn't get much comfort out of his first smoke, but he does get a heap of experience!
QUEER PUNISHMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
QUEER PUNISHMENTS. Although the stocks, like the pil lory and the ducking-stool, have been done away with, many punishments survive in England which are every bit as mediaeval. The most ludicrous of these exist in the Army and Navy. which were renowned in the past for the cruelties practised in the name of justice. "Keel-hauling," as carried out in the Navy, used, of course, to amount to execution by drowning, while in the Army, "running the gauntlet" was a popular way of pun ishing troublesome soldiers. Here is another queer punishmefit which has never been removed from the statute book. If you are motoring or driving in England, and are unfor tunate enough to run over anybody and cause their death, your motor-car or carriage can be confiscated. Even a falling tree that caused the death of a human being can be taken from its owner. The strangest punishment which still survives under modern law is that of "outlawry.' About ten years ago a lawyer charged with forging a cheque was "ou...
WHAT THE WAR IS COSTING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
WHAT. THE WAR IS COSTING. The amount expended by the vari ous belligerent Governments on the European war has been estimated to have reached £15,000,000,000 sterling, a sum which all the Governments in the world combined would not have dreamed of paying out for any con structtve work, however beneficial it may have been for mankind. It is impossible to visualize the amount of constructive work that could have been done with this vast sum. The cost of the Panama Canal, for instance, is being borne every nine days by Britain, every .four or five days by the Allies. One of the longest tunnels in the world, if not the longest, is the Loet schberg Tunnel through the Alps, yet the amount expended on its con struction was about £2,000,000, or under one tenth of the daily war cost to the Allies and Central Pow ers. The biggest American sky-scraper is the Woolwnrth Building, the site, foundation and construction of which cost about £2,800,000. The bridge with the lonagest arch -in the world ...
THE QUEEN'S BOUQUET. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
THE QUEEN'S BOUQUET. An amusing incident has come to light of the Queen's visit to Didsbury. On returning to the Royal train on Tuesday night, the Queen instructed one of her attendants to convey an exceptionally large. bouquet, which had been presented to her during the afternoon, to a neighbouring hospital for wounded soldiers. The command was promptly obeyed, and the in mates received the gift with much pleasure. In order to show their ap preciation of Her Majesty's kindness, and to provide evidence of safe deli very, they deputed one of. their num ber to stand at the hospital gate, bouquet in hand, the following morn ing when'the Queen passed. The sequel was quite unexpected. The Queen, seated in her car, saw the soldier standing at the gate, and assuming that he desired to present it to her, -she had the car stopped. As the soldier exhibited the bouquet, the Queen took it in her hand, smil ingly remarked, "What beautiful flowers," retained possession of it, anid the car - rapid...
ORDER OF THE GARTER. GREATEST HONOURS IN THE KING'S GIFT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
ORDER OF THE GARTER. GREATEST HONOURS IN THE KING'S GIFT. What is the greatest honour in the gift of the King ? "'Oh, the Garter, of course !" says everybody; and it may at once be admitted that the Knighthood of the Garter is the mosh exclusive order. of chivalry in the world, and it must have been one of the bitterest pills the Kaiser had to swallow, however he might bluff and bounce and say *'Who cares !" when his name and the names of his relat ives were struck off the roll whose shrine in St. George's Chapel. Wind sor. But the Garter, though the most exclusive order, inasmuch as it is confined to royalty and nobility, is not the greatest honour the King can confer. That position of pre-emin ence must be accorded to the right place to the letters "O.M." after one's name. The Order of Merit has not long been established, but my un iversal consent it has taken a premn ier place among those honours which the best and greatest may covet - without loss of simplicity and dign ity. Hit...
ITALIAN HORSEMANSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
ITALIAI HORSEMANSHIP. There are few better horemen in the world than the cavalry oflicers of our Italian ally. The examination they have to pass before qualifying for their 'star" is certainly the last word in horsemanship. To run an ordinary foot race is easy enough, but to ride for full spe-ed for several hundred yards hold ing in one hand a spoon on which reets an egg is a feat which must be practiced a long time carefully before it can be performed ;succeefully, and, as a result, there are not many who can be sure of accomplishing it when ever they try, Moreover, the course selected to ac complish this difficult feat contains three high fences, each of which has to be cleared at a gallop without losing the egg. Tired Trim (to barmaid) "Is Jock round here anywhere ?'" Barmaid : "He was here, but he west otff an hour ago." Tired Tim: "Went off? He muast have beer leadod then ?"
PHANTOM GOLD. (Published by Special Arrangement) (Copyright.) CHAPTER XXVI. Past and Future. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
P1 ANrOM GOLD. By EMMA M. MORTIMER, Author of "Second Lady Evesham," "Cords of Sin," "Robert Wynstan's Ward," Etc., Etc. (Published by Special Arrangement) (Copyright) CHAPTER XXVI. SPast and Future. Still holding to Lilian Hamilton s' hanu with a grasp winch seemed as it IL would never let her go, but with her darkened eyes turned to the glowing west, the woman began to speaK, her voice swilt and strained "I see a man, tail and graceful, with grey eyes that seem to uraw together as no walks and thinks. He ciihuus some railings with diiliculty-higa Iron railings with peculiarly twisted spikes on top-now he's in a woodlanu path-ah-" - She paused, her breath Ilndrawn with a hiss of uorror, her supple fingers quivering on Lilian's wrhet. "'He steals up behind a man who strides on ahead and who is blind to his coming. This man is tall, an?i uroaslehouldered, with," she paused again as tnoughi searching ter words or clearer vision, "a heavy, coarse moustache that is almost red. "The grey...
AMAZING "SPUDS." AN EXPERT WITH A BRITISH REPUTATION INDICATES HOW THEY CAN BE PRODUCED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
AMAZING "SPUDS." AN EXPERT WITH A BRITISH REPUTATION INDICATES HOW THEY CAN BE PRODUCED. The world-wide effort which is be ing made to grow potatoes has led to many suggestions as to the best means of producing a large crop. The average yield to the country is six tons to the acre, whereas skil led growers obtain weights of eight ten, and fifteen tons over large areas of land, and I have known instances of eighteen, and up to twenty-one tons. If these facts are true, as I know them to be, it follows that an aver age of six tons means that thousands of farmers grow much less, and lose money in consequence. Where four and a half potatoes are planted to the square yard, as they are onr well- - prepared land, each planting produc ing one pound of potatoes, the result is a crop of nine and a half tons to the acre. RESULT OF A COMPETITION. If, however, by well tilling a suit able soil,- such as sandy loam, and feeding it abundantly with manure, on:?t pound per plant is exceeded every addi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 7 December 1917
II> ED OTICS SflD T. w0 General Banking Business ,."Y Ci. ad Towns of Aostralk o fldortA tUndao.si W" t and (ZaM savings Bank Department 2600 C.ao atit Oit Po * -- General Storekeeper and Baker. * P. O'H alloran, MblAIN ROAD, PAKFNHAM OLD, Standard Goods. Quality Always Tells. Prices Right. Flo ir. Chaff, Bran, Pollard, Wheat. O ts,. Potatoes and all kinds of.Produce. Crockery and Glassware of every Descrip ion. Ladies'. Mtns. Youths' and Children's Boots. Only one Quality - The very Best. Butter and Eggs bought. - Highest prices, any quantity. Delivery Carts - Township and D'strict daily. All orders promptly attended to. The Place to get a Square Deal. i: j1i UP-lWO-DIl ý- TO~IRE- H. rain Street, Pakenham. ca FEE BR1 , G neral Storekeepers, HAVE ON SALE Groceries, Drapery, Boots and Shoes, Crockry, Glass ware, Ironmongery. Produc of all Kiqds Bought and ©old. EGGS and BU rTER in any Quantity. A vways . n and-I'loiur, Chaff B an, Pollard, Potatoes, Wheat, Oate, Maize. Etc. Best T...
EGGLESS RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
EGGLESS RECIPES. *Dark poverty fruit cake : One half cupful sugar, four tablespoonfuls of butter, half a cupful of molasses, or treacle, one teaspoonful soda In half a cupful of sour milk, two and, a quarter cupfuls of flour. Add salt, spice, and "all the raisins you can afford" (about a cupful). Bake slow ly in an oven. Fruit pound cake : Cream! half a cupful of butter, one cupful sugar, one cupful of sour milk, one level teaspoonful soda, one-cupful chopped raisins, one teaspoonful cinnamon, half a teaspoonful clove and allspice, quarter teaspoonful nutmeg, and two cupfuls of flour. Fruit cake : 'One and a half cupfuls of brown sugar, half a cupful butter, one cupful of sour milk, three cupfuls of flour, one teaspoonful soda, one teaspoonful clove, one teaspoonful of ginger, one level tablespoonful cinna mon, one cutpful of raisins and cur rents mixed. Bake in a loaf tin one hour.in a moderate oven. Deacon's cake: One half cupful but ter, one heaping cupful sugar, one level teaspo...
CREAMED CORNED BEEF. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
CREAMED CORNED BEEF. Cook together two tablespoonfuls of butter and four ,tablespoonfuls of flour ; add one saltspoon of celery salt and a dash of cayenne, and then gradually one pint of milk scalded with one slice of onion and one sprig of paraley, then strain. Now add one pint or pound of cooked corned beef cut into dice, one tablespoonful of lemon juice, and salt if necessary. Heat thoroughly and serve.
MERCIER ROLLS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
MERCIER ROLLS. Boil half a pint of milk and half a pint of water with one tablespoonfu of lard and one tablespoonful o butter. Cool and add half a cake ol compressed yeast, dissolved in milk Add to the above one pint of flour one tablespoonful of sugar, one tea spdonful of salt. Beat well. Add oni more pint of flour. Let rise in ons loaf over-night. In morning make in to rolls 3in. long and iLin. wide Make thin, let rise, wash in melted butter ; bake 10 minutes.
CANDID CADDIE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
cerely, C. I gence. CANDID CADDIE. The beginner, who was taking up Rgolf as a nerve tonic, gazed wrath ful!y at the caddie for a moment. "Look here," he said, "I'm tired of you laughing at my game. If I hear any more of your impudence, I will cra.ck you over the heaia." "All right," replied the caddie, as She moved away, "hbut I bet you don't Iknow what's the right club to do it with !'; To economise Itather and other mat erials Munich has ordered its indoor city employee to wear eandals with out Bock.t
A LANTERN STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
A LANTERN STORY. A certain gentleman, living in the country, was invited to dinner by a neighbour. The night was very dark, and in order to guide him on his way he took with him the stable lantern. The gentleman reached his friend's house in safety and enjoyed himself extremely. The dinner was good and the wine excellent. Presently the hour for the return journey arrived. He forgot to relight his lantern, but though the moon re fused to shine he arrived home all right, On the following morning he could not find his precious lantern, so he sent his gardener with a note to his friend couched in the following terms : "Dear Jones.-Will you kindly re turn to the hearer the stable lantern which I left at your house last night? -Yours sincerely, J. R. Robinson.' He received the following reply: "Dear Robinson.-I am returning the lantern, but will you kindly send back the parrot and its cage which you took away with you last night, instead of your lantern ?-Yours sin cerely, F. D. Jones."
DANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday, December 11. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
DANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday, December 11. Alex. Scott and Co., Pty. Ltd., Jos. Clarke and Co., and Adamson, Strettle and Co.. Pty. Ltd. conjointly, report: Another big yarding of all classes of cattle and prices about equal to last week. Some of the principil lots were as follows:--Milkers-W. Banks one at £23, J. West one at £22 5s, R. Hallinan two to £21 5s, J. Kingston one at £19, E. Higgins one at £23, G. Gates one at £19 10s, Bradzhead one at £18 5s, G. Crook three to £16 153, F. Monk one at £16 15s, J. Taylor one at £15 15s, Selman Bros. two to £15, J. Keys one at £15 15s, S. Kingston one at £15 10s. Springers-V. Hayes one at £17 5s, Morris Bros. one at £14 5s, A. Mathieson one at £15 15s, J. Shurley five to £15 17s 6d, T. Lem priere two to £19 10s, I Corrigan one at £17 5s. Store cattle-Prices about the same. Calves and pigs about equal to late rates. The Gippsland and Northern Co operative Selling and Insurance Co. Ltd., report:-Milkers-Good yarding; demand easier. We sold one,...
WHAT SHE WANTED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
WHAT SHE WANTED. An old dame who had never budged from her native village in her life before, was travelling to Loudon to see her wounded son. It was a long journey, and she began to get very hungary. She had heard that it was possible to get tea on express trains, but no attendant passed along the corridor. Then a bright thought struck- her. One should ring for the servant, of course. She reached up and pulled the communication-cord. There was a screech of breakes, and presently the guard came rushing along. "Who pulled that bell ?"' he shout ed. "I did," said the old lady, sweetly. "Well, what do you want ?" asked the guard. "A cup of tea and a ham sandwich for me, please !" said the dame.
Weight-Guessing Competition [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
Weight-Guessing Competition At the Ierw.ick Show held la.t month. a weight-guessing competition was heldl in aid of the Overseas To b'-cc) Fund for our soldiers. Com petitors were asked to judge tle weigiht of a fat bul!ock, bred at Pa;l er.hain by Mr. J.no. Henr. TIhe Ihullock was purchaserd by Richardson Bros., of Pr'rwick, and was slaughtered 1sit wee' . Its weight was 900lbs. Ninety-four guesses were-made, rang ing from 18161bs. to 5971bs. Three persons guessed the exact weight and will divide the prize between th*rm. Tl.e wini?ers were $Mr. V. Close o (Pakenham) Mrs. Cartwright (Bar wiek), and Mr. Balleutyne (Dando-. nong). Several guessed within a fewv Spouunds of th's correct w.i?ht. Mr. d Collard (90l), Mr F. Rica:srdson (89;), and Miss Reid ($97) bing the nie .rest.
HIST ! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
HIST ! The night was dark ; the road was deserted. A solitary figure slipped from shadow to shadow along the tree-lined pathway. Suddenly it stop ped ; a sound had disturbed his thoughts. Moving silently forward, Duffwent Derr, the famous detective, came upon a strange, sinster scene. In a small clearing beside the road, two men, aided by the feeble rays from a lantern, were digging furious ly. "Ah !" muttered Dufwent., between his teeth. "A plot-a plot." And so it was, and the two enthus iasts who owned it hoped to get some spuds from it later on.
Cr. F. Groves, M.L.A. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
Cr. r. Groves, M.L.A. Cr Frank Groves, M.L.A., was pre-. sent at the meeting of the local council on Saturday last. Before proceeding with the day's business, Cr James. who occupied the chair, said he was sure every member at the table was pleased to see Cr Groves present, and he moved, that he be rccorded a hearty welcome. Cr Sharp seconded the motion. He said he was sure Cr Groves would do his best to get in touch with their re qnirements as a council and would do his best to help them. Cr Groves thanked the council for their cordial welcome. His object. in attending the meeting was to gain in formation as to their needs. As he was a member of the Dandenong coun cil it might be felt that that body would receive his whole attention and that other councils would be neglected. Such was not the case. As he repre sented the whole electorate in Parlia ment, he would give every part equal attention, and the requirements of every council in the electorate would receive his most careful co...