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HOME-GROWN. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
HOME-GROWN. By Win. North. Not from motives of economy alone does the idea occur to the novice in gardening how fine a thing it would be to save from this year's crop all the seeds and "sets" required for next season's planting. Economy has, of course, something to do with it, and quite naturally, too. Take potatoes. for instance. Why throw the small ones away, or boil them for the poul try, this year, and then give several shillings next spring for others which look no better? Why give a shilling a pint for seed peas when in almost every row there are some wasted which, if gathered and dried, would surely do as well? Stronger than the desire to save a few shillings-they do mount up!-Is the ambition to be self-supporting, to have one's own "strain." We all of us know something of that ambition. Would it not be grand if we could grow all the food we require, and that year after year? I am always com ing across the idea, and sometimes In most unexpected quarters. I have known rich men...
According to Precedent. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
According to Precedent. Monsieur wanted the picture hung to the right, madlame wanted it on the left But monsieur insisted that the eervant hsould hang the picture ac cording to his orders. Consequently Joseph stuck a nail in the wall on the right. but this done, he also went and stuck another in on the left. "What is that second nail for?" his maater inquired in astonishment. "It'e to save me the trouble of fetching the ladder to-morrow, when monsieur will have come round to the views of madame."
What Pat Thought. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
What Pat Thcught. Pat had be.en entrusted to ta:e a fine live hare. carelully pai::cd in a basket, to the station. His curiosity, however, was arous ed, and on his arrival at thp" station he determined to Lave a look at the animal. Accordingly he g?ntly rais ed the lid of the basket and peeped Inside. Just at that moment tLe hare made a sudden spring out of the basket. andi in a moment was running full speedl along the platform. Not a bit disconcerted, Pat gazed after his late charge, and, nodding his hbad sagely, he exclaimed. "Oh, ye little spalpeen; yez can run like blazes If ye loike, but it doesn't matter; yez don't have the address."
LASOR VERSUS MACHINNERY IN CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
LABOR VERSUS MACHINNERY IN CHINA. In practically every country save China large scale railroad construc tion has been characterised by the employment of mechanical agencies. The successful contractor or engineer is the one who can replace the great est number of human workers by dredgers. scrapers, cranes, unloaders, and various crude and unusual types of machine designed for some special work peculiar to the job in hand. But in China it is otherwise. There the outstanding feature of track location and laying is that human labor is far cheaper than machines, that, conse quently, thousands of laborers are em ployed for the big tasks which in any other land must be done by power or not at all. It is the custom to employ as en gineering chief, as auditor, as chief accountant, and as engineers in super ior charge, foreigners-which is to say, whites. The subordinate engi neers and overseers are native Chin ese, so that on the subdivisions of some fifteen miles there is usually but one 'w...
NEW USE FOR COAL-GAS. Striking Motor-Car Innovation. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
NEW UaE FOR COAL-GAS. Striking Motor-Car innovation. The shortage of petrol has caused the minds of elever inventors to think of some way by which they can come to the rescue of people who want to get aoout. The stupendous demands of the war upon cur limited petrol supplies, and the menace of the U-boat, have brought home to us the necessity of securing a successful and lasting sub-' -titute. Through the Ingenuity of two young-! Eastbourne engineers named Chap .man, a way out of the difficulty has been found in the form of coal-gas to do the work hitherto performed by petrol. Cynics scoffed at the idea of a "gasometer on wheels," and talked if the possibilities of explosions, con Jagrations, and other dire calamities, while the alarmists even saw the new car soaring away into the heavens .Ind being scattered to bits among the stars. Despite all these croakers, the Chapman Brothers succeeded in the task which they had set themselves to accomplish, and are now running excursions from ...
SMILES THAT BREATHE OF SUMMER. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
SMILES THAT BREATHE OF SUMMER. When you're in for dirty weather and your skies are dark with clouds. When cold wintry blasts are blowing, or thick mist the sunshine shouds, Just remember, winter's bleakness must give way to summer's light; Soon the sunny days will triumph and dark shadows put to flight. It is much the same with worries; cheerful courage will disperse Quite a lot of little troubles that would otherwise grow worse. Make a start at once, you croakers, then right quickly you will find Worries faced with cheery courage have no power to fret your mind. Let your smiles be warm and glowing, not the wintry, fleeting sort; It your smiles are cold and frosty, then the benefits are naught. )'ou nmust meet life's worries bravely, with your countenance alight With the smiles that breathe of sum mer and a hear that's stout and bright Just as summer with its sunshine soon dispels the winter's frost, So the glow of cheerful courage hope revives where nearly lost. Do your best to hea...
WHAT LOVERS DON'T LIKE. Why Some Girls Remain Unmarried. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
WHAT LOVERS DON'T LIKE. Why Some Girls Remain Unmarrled. If a girl wishes to be an old maid, let her constantly be in the company of a crowd of girls, and she will ac complish her purpose without the slightest bit of strategy on her part. She may dodge and hide and senti messages "not at home," headaches. previous engagements, and a score of other stock excuses, and still be unable to escape Cupid's arrow, but let her place a half-dozen giggling tittering girls about her and she will tind her path free from any signs o. the tiny god of love. No matter how much a man lover a girl. he hates to break through fortress of the opposite sex to win her. It is like making love to her on an open stage, and few men like to wear their hearts upon their sleeve: flow many girls would like to have . dozen young men about when they want to say a few words to the), fiance? And what man would expect young girl to entertain all his boy friends? And yet many a young lady expects dear Algy to enter a ro...
HOW TO BE GRACEFUL. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
HOW TO BE GRACEFUL. If you are too thin, eat and sleep all you can, and don't worry over things. If you are inclined to be stout, avoid pastry, sweets, large quantitie of bread and cake, potatoes, and fat. Your bed should be rather hard than otherwise, and you should not take more sleep than you really require. If you are small and broad round the hips, avoid the very short skirts. Wear softly-falling draperies, and have your dresses made in simple styles. Do not sit on the edge of your chair; or with your knees wide apart, or legs crossd, but fairly and squarely, with your back supported. Skipping, walking, dancing and cycling are splendid exercises for you, and if your heart is quite sound, a Turkish bath once a month will do you a world of good. To cultivate a graceful carriage, place a book on your head, clasp your elbows behind your back, and walk up and down for ten minutes every day, throwing out your legs well in front as you do so. Every girl who wishes to appear graceful s...
Good Judge. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
Good Judge. Two men were hotly discuEsang the merits of a book. Finally, one of them, himself an author, said to the other: "No, John, you can't appreciate It. You'never wrote a book yourself." "No," retorted.John, "and I never laid an egg, ibut I'm a better judge ol an omelet than any hen." "I say," began the stranger, "you're a Jew, aren't you?' "Yes, air,' was the polite reply. "I'm a traveller in the drapery trade," and ho banded his Interrogator his business card. "But you're a Jew?" persisted the stranger. "Yes, yes, I'm a Jew," was the answer. "Well,' continued the stranger, who had apparently been Imbibing, not wisely but too well, "I'm a York.shir. man, and In the little village where I come from I'm glad to eay there Isn't a single Jew." "Dot's vy it's still a village,' replied the Jew. It takes a woman to point out the faults in another woman.
Tired of Print. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
Tired of Print. "MIr. Smithers," said his wife, "if I :emember rightly, you have often said :hat you disliked to see a woman con .tantly getting herself into print." "I do." said Smithers, positively. "You consider it unwomanly and in. delicate, I believe?" "Very." "And you don't see how any man could allow his wife to do anything sf the kind?" "Certainly I don't." "Well, Mr. Smithers, in view of all the facts in the case, I feel justified in asking you for a new silk dress." "A new silk dress?" "Yes; for the last eight years I have had nothing better than calico, and c want something else. I'm getting tir ed of getting into print."
ROLLING IN GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
ROLLING IN GOLD. "Uncle Sam" has reason to be proud when he looks at his mountain of money bags, from which he is now so lavishly supplying the "sinews" of the world-war, for no nation on earth even approaches the record of his riches. Of every £roo of the world's wealth he calls £2o his own. His possessions are greater than those of France and Germany combined, a good 5,ooo mil lions more than the entire wealth of the United Kingdom, three times that of Russia, and fifteen times that of the whole Australian continent. All the world' s mines could not pro duce in two centuries gold equivalent to his riches, which represent more than aoo times all the gold current in Great Britain and Ireland before the This gold is so colossal in quantity that it would outweigh the entire popu lation of Yorkshtie, and the train necessary to transport it would consist of i5,7oo trucks, each carrying ten tons-a train drawn by 5oo locomo tives. With these ao,ooo million sovereigns it would be possible ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
Fa b '4'iý xD : WORKERS" COM'lp: NSATIOP4 Lonnaa by BtSaah Fi Is&d by Lightn :-n u3 maw gao by t:Z C3omm;. AGENT3 WANTED. DALGETY & CO. L.0. MELBOURNE. Csonan Agerta for V!cL rio The Phoeni Infl3U oa C:O:-3 an STACKS aS.1no: darmage by FIRS and Crogpa a1nst darmixo by HAIL STONES. Farms For Sale ORF Share Lease. 20 FARMS FOR SALE or on SHARE LEASE with RIGHT OF PURCHASE. Close to Rail. Schoola, Banks, Stores, Flour Mill. 2i-inch Rainfall. Box 1075, G.P.O. Sydney. POULTRY IAMIA E -HYLiMOS Hyland's buy Ducklings. Chickens Turkeys at per lb. live weight. Hylard's pay Thp Prfces for Old Hens, any breed. Hyland's snre you commission and cartge. crate cent free. Hylnnd's aw:ll pt you a monthly price il.t; obat.n one before beili-n elsewhere. DAV!D HYLAND & SONS PTY. LTD Exporters. Sennitt's Freezlino Work Melbourne. SnakBite lancet a=? Cure I SlmpIe and Practical Remedy L.. at.. - Is. ..ed bond-edo of lIne c alceýt a e-llayl'ev- S Thb talon Ceo.. 2as p!ý 9 Farmers ...
Farmers' and Dairymen's Requirements Catered for. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
Farmers' and Dairymen's Require ments Catered for. Practically everyone on the land is familiar with the name of Messrs. J. Bartram and Son. Their fame is wide spread throughout Victoria as sup pliers of the very best in dairying and agricultural machinery. One of their leading agencies is the "AIfa-Laval" Separator-a household word with dairymen the world over. As a clean skimmer it ranks second to none. Over 2,000,000 users will tes tify to this-and they, after all, are the -people who know. For small dairies, where a cheap but efficient separator is required, the "Excell" fills the bill exactly. It is easily the best low-priced Separator on the market_ Power problems on station, farm and dairy are solved by the installa tion of the 'Bartram" engine, which will drive any machinery, cut chaff, saw wood, etc., till further orders at a fraction of cost and no worry at all. Beats man power out of sight. as well as being lots cheaper. The tarpaulin season is now here. In fact, so great...
A PISCATORIAL PROBLEM. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
A PISCATORIAL PROBLEM. (By William North). What an enormous subject a casual question, or an incident which may appear trifling in itself, sometimes opens up. Here is a letter from a mate of ours whom hitherto I have re garded as a gardener. Now I find that lie is also a Waltonian, and in terested in some of the more abstruse problems of Nature. Good I Here is his letter, see if you can answer it: "Last week I was away fishing in Lincolnshire, and a fellow piscatorial ist next to me lost his hook and the float along with it, and, strange to re late, a few minutes after he had fixed up again away went his float. He landed his fish all right (a tench about ilib.), and, to and behold! the lost hook and float were attached to it. I had a similar experience some years ago at Bridlington, where I caught a fish with three hooks in its mouth. I have often wondered whether fish have any feeling." And so have many other anglers. "H.H11." hopes I or another of his mates may be able to answer t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 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. She 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 oh 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 1 9 oz. of Rejuveni compound from the chemist. to which add loz. of bay rum. Shake well together, then add enough water to make lOoz. (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,...
HUN MAN-POWER MYSTERY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
HUN MAN-POWER MYSTERY. People have naturally marvelled at the apparently inexhaustible supply of men for the German armies~ "Where do they come from ?" is the question asked on all sides, and certainly, com paring the enemies' losses with his pre war census returns there is no satis factory explanation of the mystery. As a matter of fact, there is no mystery at all. For something like fourteen years before the war the population re turns of the German Empire were de liberately faked. The Kaiser started the.war with millions more people than his officials had ever been allowed to put in their statistics. It was a not unimportant proof of the Teuton's de liberate preparation for the war.
FACTS ABOUT GLASS EYES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
FACTS ABOUT GLASS EYES. After the war thousands of our fel low-men will be walking about with "a bit o' glass" in their heads, in place of a lost eye, and it will take an expert to tell which is the real and which the artificial. The one drawback to the glass eye is that its use is ornament; but when one re members the disfiguring influence of a lost optic, that is even more a vir tue than a- fault. The fact remains, however. The artificial hand can do the most wonderful things, from pick ing up a pin to working a lathe. The artificial leg soon becomes so efficient that the wearer can play a good game of lawn tennis, and has to inform his opponent which leg is the "game" one. The artificial nose can still smell-not always an unmixed bless ing-but the most exquisitely-wrought and artistically-finished artificial eye cannot see! That Is beyond the skill of man. Birmingham is the headquarters of the glass-eye trade, and that wonder ful Midland city has brought its manufacture of this p...
PHANTOM GOLD. Published by Special Arrangement. (Copyright.) CHAPTER XXXVII. Joan and Her Lover. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 28 December 1917
PHANTOM' GOLD. By EMMA M. MORTIMER, Author of "Second Lady Evesham," "Cords of Sin," "Robert WVynstan's Ward," Etc., Etc. Published by Special Arrangement. (Copyright.) CHAPER XXXVII. Joan and Her Lover. Letty Crane did not lind it dillicult to induce Miss Carruthers to accom pany her to Netherton Lodge once sue named the man who had awakened to recollection of his own identity. Joan Carruthers gave one cry whose glad neis might have spread turough years, then with winged feet she sped upltairs, and two minutes later was sitting by Letty's side in the car, while the former gave her a brief outline of how William Lester's return to memory had been brought about. "Please come in here till I tell my mother you have come." said Letty, but already Mrs. Crane was hastening to meet her unexpected guest. She had left the invalid alone at first sound of the motor, for the days of her own love-making were not too far behind for Harriet Crane to forget that the lovers would like no third pair ...