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A SUIT-CASE ON WHEELS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
A SUIT-CASE ON WHEELS. Porters and ambitious boys are wishing that some kind censor would prohibit the manufacture of a new suit-case carrier, for should the use of this ingenious device spread broad cast, the familiar cry "Carry your bag, Mister ?" will become a thing of the past. A pair of wheels are set on a stan dard that may be quickly fastened to a suit-case. An extra handle is at tached to the end of the case, and the bag is wheeled along the ground with no more exertion than is requir ed to wheel a riderless bike. The device is not yet on the market here, but there is nothing in the contriv ance to defy the ingenious.
RAZORS MADE FROM HORSE SHOES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
RAZORS MADE FROM HORSE SHOES. An interesting feature of Chinese industry is the making of razors and knives from old horse-shoes. The local blacksmiths in the cities and towns of the interior supply the great population of the Empire with knives, razors, and sissors of an inferior quality at a very small cost. This cutlery is chiefly made from old horse shoes imported from England and the Continent. A discarded steel shoe of fers the best material for blades, but the blacksmiths prefer the old shoes of soft iron that comes from Glasgow and Hamburg. One British firm at Tien-tsin took over an old cargo of horse shoes from Australia some years ago, but could not dispose of tlem, as the native smiths said that the iron was too hard. They like the soft iron, because it can be more easily worked by their primative methods. A razor commonly used by the poor class, having a cutting edge of less than two inches, costs about 41d. in English currency. Sharpened upon a strop the blade takes a f...
IF WE WERE ICELAND ! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
IF WE WERE ICELAND! The precarious pc.sition of Iceland Sbrines our mind bactk to our geog raphy books, where we learned that "an island is a piece of land sur i rounded by Water." Great Britain is itself an island, but it is too hig and cles to the Continent to experience the joys and r.ihtrrares uiually associated with island life. Suppose for a moment. that we were just such an isle as Ice land Even as a neutrai, we might he cut off from the outer world for months by submarine warfare. If actually at war and unprotected by a strong navy, we should be at the mercy of any Power that wanted to break our spirit. No ships would leave or reach our ports. No aerial communication could be established with Europe. Iceland is 500 miles away from the Shetlands and 850 miles from Norway. No telegraph , or telephone would bring us news,. or carry forth the story of our distress. Cattle, sheep, and fish would be in sufficient to feed us, and our depend ence on foreign countries for corn, sugar...
ACETYLENE CANDLES FOR HOME LIGHTING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
ACETYLENE CANDLES FOR HOME LIGHTING. ----------- A substitute for oil lamps has been provided in Germany in the form of a carbide candle which supplies the old lamps with acetylene gas. The candle is a cylinder having a suitable gas-burner at the top and a remov able cover at the bottom, and hold ing two or three ounces of calcium carbide. It is set into the lamp after the nil-burner has been removed In operation, the reservoir of the lam~p is about half filled with water, and the carbide-filled candle is placed in it, when the moisture reaching the carbide causes the generation of acet ylene for a considerable time. The rate of emission of gas is regulated by varying the .mount of water. A chalky residue is left on the exhaus tation of thd carbide, but this is eas ily removed when dry, or, with suit able care, while still wet and in this state still giving off a small amount of inflammable gas.
A VERSATILE CRIPPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 December 1917
A VERSATILE CRIPPLE. An extraordinary case is that of John Ledrans, a French mechanic, now a country farmer. He has lost both hands at the war. Ledrans was mobilsed at the out break of war in the artillery. He took part in numerous hot engage ments, was once wounded, and receiv ed the Military Cross and Legion of Honour for gallantry, chiefly at the capture of a German stronghold, after he was promoted second lieut enant. Being known as an expert grenadier he was chosen to train recruits in bombing. While giving instruction, a grenade he held burst, killed six men, and wounded Ledrans in five places. He lost his right eye, and both hands were blown off. Immediately after his recovery, a peasant girl to whom he had been engaged married him, and he settled on his father-in-law's farm. This brave son of France lost his hands a little over a year ago, but is now able to write perfectly well, to drive a horse and cart, drive a. plough, hoe and dig the fields,- and harness and unharness a...
BOON TO HOUSEWIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
BOON TO HOUSEWIVES. One of the new inventions for the comfort and pleasure of the American housekeeper is the small, compact dish-washing machine. which may be tucked away in one corner of the kitclhen. It is a cylindrical affair, with racks and baskets for dishes and sil verware which are easily removed. All that the housekeeper has to do is to scrape the used dishes, place them in the hot water, and set the machine to work. It is run by electricity, and can be attached anywhere. It may also be connected with the hot-water system( of the house and with the waste pipe. This machine is much like those used in hotels. but now conies in a small enough size to be of use in the average home. Moreover, it is not a costly time-saver, being in expensive to operate.. A man may not have one single rea son for joining a club. but he may have a married one.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
Lady Makes Private Enquiry Regarding Hair Treatment. "A Lady Reader" complains that al though ehe has tried quite a number of hair dyes, she cannot get one that will dye her greying hair to its proper shade. She continues: ".My friends can see that I am using something, and make me the butt of all their jokes. M1y 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 some 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 !. oz. of Rejuvenl compound from the chemist. to which add loz. of bay rum. Shake well together, then add enough water to make 10o. (half pint) in all. A little rubbed well into the roots of the hair every night will soon completely restore the natural co'or of the hair. and renew the growth where thinness Is showing. As this is not a dye...
KITCHENER FLAG FUND ART UNION For Incapacitated Soldiers and Sailors [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
KITCHENER FLAG FUND ART UNION For Incapacitated Soldiers and Sailors Of the many patriotic funds raised since the outbreak of hostilities the Kitchener Flag Fund is one of the few which have for their exclusive objec tive the amerioration of the lot of our Australian helplessly woundled. Much money has from time to time been raised and transmitted for the benefit of our troops overseas, but so far no thing much seems to have been done in regard to helping those who have I done their bit on the other side and are now back in Australia. The hen. organisers of the Kitchener Flag Fund, Mrs. A. S. WVoolcott and Mr. P. WV. Tewkesbury are therefore fully de serving of the great success which is attending their efforts to raise £50,000 for this purpose The art union, which is to be the medium of collection, is to all intents and pur poses a miniature Tattersall's consul tation, and has the sanction of the - State War Council. There are 113 prizes, totalling £I601. undoubtedly a very liberal...
Mean Men. Some Cases Which are Bad to Beat. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
Mean Men. Some Cases Which are Bad to Beat The meanest man on record used to be quoted as the Scottish noble man who, on finding a farthing, and being asked for it by a wretchedly poor old woman who lived in one of his cottages, replied: "Na, na! Fin' a fardin for yersel, puir body," but Mark Twain gives somewhere an in stance of an even meaner man than this. "The meanest man I ever knew. said Mark. "lived in ilammibal. iie sold his son-in-law the half of a cow, and then refused to share the milk with the fellow on the ground that he had only sold him the front half. "T'rhe son-in-law was also compell ed to provide all the cow's fodder. Finally the cow butted the old man through a barbed-wire fence, and he sued his son-in-law for damages." But. joking apart, probably the meanest man who ever lived happen ed to be a French millionaire. flatter ed by all the society papers for hia generosity, to whom Dumas the elder. in temporary tinancial straits, wrote a pleasant letter ending with ...
Concerning Coats. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
Concerning Coats. By Harry Tate. I have worn coats-at intervals ever since I was short-coated, and it you have seen me in my check-tweed there is no need for me to assure you that I am quite a good judge of coats, because my check tweedspeaks for itself. I like a coat with a pattern that can he heard as well as seen - it helps to clear the links when golfing, the road when motoring, and the weeds when gardening. And I like checks-big checks-because they strike such a distinctive note. and strike it hard. .My wife, however, objects to too much noise in the home, so when I wear a coat at all at home it's gener ally a comparatively silent blue serge. I used to have a fine crusted old Harris, vintage about 1 A.D., suitable for the moors and the back garden, as well as for pottering about in the garage. I was very fond of that coat. I had treasured it and worn it for years andl years-except. of course, when visitors were expected-and it was a most comfortable and con venient garment. The...
DANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday, December 18. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
DANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday, December 18. Alex. Scott and Co., Pty. Ltd., Jos. Clarke and Co., and Adamson, Strettle and Co.. Pty. Ltd. conjointly, report:- lDiry cattle-A fair supply of all de scriptions; the demand for milkers showed considerable improvement, and springers and store cattle were firm at late rates. The following were the principal lots. Milkers-M. C: Bowman, four to £:31 15s; H. G. Gamble. five to £25; Bass E. Emery, one at £23 10s; A. Whitehead, one at .£23; R. Hlallinan, two to £23; J. G. Keys, one at £21 153; HI. Potter, two to £21 lls. T. E. Lenipriere, one at £21 10s; ItR Williams, one at £21 5s; 1-1. Masters, one at £21 5s; J. Orchard, three to £19 5s; S. Seaford, one at £tS; .1. M'F'arlane, one at £17 5s; Mrs Basset, rce at £17. Springers: Sharp and Robinson, two to £20 5s; J, G. West, one to £18 12s Gd; S. Seaford, twelve to £18, averaging £1.4 10s; M. Quinlivan, one at £18; T. Tel ford one at £17; H. Giasscozk, one at £16 15a; Lat Corrigan. one at £16 10s; M...
Always the Same. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
Always the Same. Kennedy Knox, 3LM.P., brilliant poll tician, and still more brilliant lawyer, was making the Government squirm on the Front Bench. "It has been said," be cried, "that my charges are indefinite and vague. Ladies and gentlemen, I say that they are not. There is at least one charge that I have made in season and out of season, week after week, day by day, and concerning which there can be no doubt. What is that?" "Six and eightpence!" roared his op ponents in one breath. The Melbourne girl, spending her holidays in the country, was com plaining to the farmer about the sav age way the bull regarded her. "Well," said the farmer, "It must be on account of that red blouse you're wearing." "Dear me!" said the girl. "Of course I know it's awfully out of fashion, but I had no Idea a country bull would no tice it." SMr. Futss: "It'a very strange cou can't look after things a little better! I want a shave, and there isn't a drop of hot water here." Mrs. Fuss: "it is strange! Wh...
GRAIN MARKET REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
GRAIN MARKET REPORT. The Gippaland & Northern Co-opera tive Selling & Insurance, Co. Ltd re port (18th December) :-Oats--Holders are offering mnre freely, and the mar ket is easier. Prime milling 2s Td to to 2s 8d; feed 2s 4d to 2s 6d. Barley Primr English, 4 6:1 to 4s 9d; medium 3- to 4s; Cape, 3s to 3s 3d; feed down to 2s 9d. Maize-Arrivals are increas ing, and the market quiet. Prime flat red, 4s 6d. Chaff--The market is easier. Prime quality £3 17s 6d, good £3 12- 6d to £3 15s, medium and inferior lower. Potatoes - Supplies are heavy and the demand very dull, excepting for special quality. Medium and inferior' are very plentiful, and difficult to' place.. Ballarat redsoil Carmens-£2 to £3, Snowflakes £lto £1 10s., Medium and inferior unsale able. Onions--Globes are selling from £8 10s to £9.
Why She Liked Dinners. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
Why She Liked Dinners. Turning over the pages recently of F. Townsend Martin's entertaining book, "Things I Remember," I came across a good story of the late Lady Henry Lennox. Her ladyship was confessedly and unashamedly partial to the society of the opposite sex. One day (writes the author) she was lunching with Viscount lde Stern. and the conversation turned on the pleasures of life. Everyone present gave his or her idea of what constituted enjoyment, and at last Lady Henry remarked in her most impressive manner: "For myself I like dinners better than anything else." "Dinnere!" exclaimed her host in a tone of great surprise. "M1[y dear Lady Henry, surely you are not a gourmet?" "Oh, no," drawled her ladyship, "I like dinners because I know I am certain to have a man on either side of me who can't get away."
Harkaway. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
H?rkaway. Daring the war period the local hall has been let free of charge for all patriotic efforts, and as a re- - Sult the funds available for upkeep have been practically depleted. With a view to raising money for repairs and other necessary purposes an American Tea was held on 8th inst., which proved very succsssful, both financially and otherwise, the takings amounting to about .23). There was a good attendance, and Cr W. G. a'Beckett acted as chairman. The following ladies had charge of the stalls :-Swveet stall, Misses Drum mono and and Dene. Gift stall : Mes dames Drummond, Lyon, Knell, and Irwin. Refre:hment?s : --Mrs KeIy and the Misses Wan!,e (2) and Fleer. Strawberries and cream: Miss S. Creed. All the stalls were well patronised. A good musical programme was arranged by Mrs a'Beckett and was'contributed to by the Rev. E. C. Thomson, and the Misses Kelly, Wanl:e, Stevens an t Dubois. A very enjoyable (lance was held in the even ing, when there were about 103 pre sent. T...
PATIENTS FIX THE DOCTOR'S FEES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
PATIENTS FIX THE DOCTOR'S FEES. Sweden has doctors, but no doc tor's bills. If you ha:ve occasion to call a physician. you will find him not only skilful in hiLs profession, but a highly educated and most honorable gentleman. You will also have an other proof of the honesty of the Swedes and their friendly confidence in each other. Swedish doctors send no hills to their patients. What you shall pay your physi cian is left entirely to your own choice. The rich pay him liberally whether they have need of his services or not, if he has been once retained by them. The poor pay him a small sum, and the very poor pay hint nothing. Yet he visits the poor as faithfully as he does the rich. On the last day of the year you put ilto an envelope addressed to your physician a sum of money which you think not only suflicient to compen sate him, but in accordance with your own position in life. and, enclosing your card with the money, send the envelope to your doctor. The mes senger returns with t...
Efficiency and Co-operation. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
Efficiency and Co-operation. The following article on the sub ject of co-operation, taken from the New Zealand " Farmer." should be read with special interest by, fruit growers: Lewih E. Theiss tells convincingly in the "Outlook" of what co-oper ation has dons for a little spot with the curious- name of Puyallup, in . Washington, U.S.A. The present prosperity of the place originated in the dissatisfaction of a bank clerk with his outlook in life. Advancement in banks usually waits on deaths, and this young man was very young indeed. The virgin soil, well watered, so rich th:it vegetation sprang up in a night, called to him- here was the real life, and aprofitable life withal. He gave up his bank and bought a few acres in this modern Eden known as Puyallup, and set to work, like most of his neighbors, to grow fruit and berries. Nature lived up to her promises, The earth brought forth abundantly. The harvest never failed. But, to his surprise, the young agriculturist could hardly make...
German Hypocrisy. SOME FACTS FROM OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
German Hypocrisy. SOME FACTS FROM OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS. In his book, "Veom Deutschen Gott." the German pastor, Walter Lehman, writes, "With God will we go about our work! Can the Russians, the French, the Serbians, the English say this? No. not one of them. only we Germans can say it." Such is the hypocritical cant the German people are asked to swallow whilst the Emperor in his bombastic manner strikes a heroic attitude and exclaims "M3einself und Gott." lls dream of a world's aggression, with himself as the great ruling figure, must have prompted one of his pub licity agents. Dr. Rump, to write in "\Var Devotions and Memorial Ser vices for the Fallen" as follows: "Thus we see, and thus the world sees our i?aiser: an heroic knight by the grace of God, both king and pro phet, prince and servant, not only the general bent upon victory, but also the people's 'house-priest'." The "people's house-priest," whilst in stricken Belgium the women and children are picking their way over the deb...
Berwick News. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 December 1917
Berwick News. Signaller Hugo Avard, who returned from the front recently, paid a visit to Berwick last week and met many of his old friends. Prior to his enlist ment he was employed at the Berwick post office. The children attending the local Presbyterian Sunday school had a trip to Mordialloc last week. They were accompanied by many of the parents anI friends and had a most enjoyable outing. The sports meeting held here on-the Ist instant in aid of the State Schools' Patriotic F.nd was a great success. Mr Barker reports that there will be a profit of £37 5s 2d. Mr Alan Jones, who enlisted some weeks ago for active service, goes into camp this month.