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FEDERAL POLITICS [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 12 August 1914
FEDERAL POLITICS Mr J. K. MacDougall, the selected Labor candidate for Flinders, addressed a well atten ded meeting of the electors in the Rechabite Hall on Saturday even &nbsp; ing last, the chair being occupied by Mr Wheeler, of Upper Bea consfield. IMr MacDhugall. in opening, said that many false impressions existed relative to the formula tion of the policy of the Labor party, and he hoped to be able to clear away some of the miscon ceptions under this head. The State Labor party's policy was formulated at a conference of delegates from branches in all parts of the State, and the rural interests were well represented. The Federal Labor party's policy was formulated on similar lines at an interstate c)nference. The difference between the policy of the Fusion and the Labor party was that one was formulated by Mr Joseph Cook while the'other was the work 6f the people's re presentatives. At one time Vic toria had a good Liberal Govern ment with such men as Berry and Higinbot...
Skating on Salt. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
Skating on Salt. Nature has been conquered once more. Men can skate, not on ice, but on salt. A salt skating rink, constructed by tile patented process of Dr. Edward Arnold, was re cently exhibited and operatedl in Berlin. All skaters will .welcome the ..inr vention of a method of producing. by purely chemical mleatis and with out the employment of' a costly refrigerating process, a saline cry stalline mass which exhibits all the characteristic properties of ice. The surface of the mass can scarcely be distinguished from- a surface of na tural or artificial ice, and the re semblance is increased by the fact that the.sharings produced by the skates have all the appearance , of snow. The mass is entirely odour less and contains no ingredient in jurious to the health or the cloth ing of the skaters. It can be uti lised foriskziting, "with ordiifary ice .skates, in every season and . eli mate, except when the temperature is higher than 84ideg. lahr. The mass can be app!ied to'any? tight...
GIPSY LEE'S MASCOT. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
GIPSY LEE'S MASCOT. There Is an Interesting history at tacllchd to a curious old box which the secretary of the Glpsy Club has just purchased from a relative of Jem Mlace, the pugilist. Orroinally belonglng to "Right t)oor heL'," the box was an heirloom in tile Gipsy Lee family of Brighton faro, and on November G. 1388, wa~s presented by Zacariah Lee's six sons to GCorge Smith, of Coa!vilte, as a tsken of goodwil~ "for his efforts to imptrove our condition and educate olir children, and also for the- many :kidnesses received from him." The six sons believed the date of the box to he 1157, and, in fact, stated in their address that it had been held by Zacarlah Lee from his father and ancsators back to that date. Mr. (eorga Smith thought the date was pnossibly 1497, but the present owner gir's rithe correct date as 1765. The box is stated to hiave brought thousand't of pounds to the Lee fainm ily. :and fortunes-so tile glpsles thmsolvetcs would say-to thoae who c!imb!ed thie "Ladder o...
THE GLORIOUS GUMS OF AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
THE GLORIOS_ . GUS OF AU&TRAIA. - There are people who see no beauty In the gunm troae,. y.. lsih term they generally insw" all varieties of the eu?ealyptua ; but to those who triouble to loiok twice there is an attraction Itoult its shapel, 'trunk andl liobdn. . nd feathery fol lage which eutitle., it t,, considera tion on this acco nr , as well a. for its many practical ui;ss. eI: artistic poselbiltics of th' ecaly; tus are well exev lifirdl in Mr. W. LLfster Listerrs firnous picture in the Sydney Art Gali:ery. "The loldien Splendolrr. o(.tl, r:b,."' The two mo·st sidl-ly distributed, and conseqllent iy best-knoWn, genit ses of tri,,s in Australia are the ncaiia'I, or "'--attles." and the eucn lypti, or grs'i trms-s." Of the latter there is it trest.lelnlos,i nundier of species, and ,n:e of their greatest rhampin ti-ibiay is Mr. J. If. Maiden, Director of the Botarnic Gardens anrl (:overnment Botanist for New Soith Wales. IIe is fre quently to bie foiutdl urging their rlai...
Then Polly Spoke. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
Then Polly Spoke. Young Hankiinson (making a call) You have had tlat Marcot a Inng tlmte .MIfss Laura. liass Laura: Yes; we have had him several years. Young Hankinson: Quite Intell~genl is he not? Miss Laura: Very. He can Imitate almost anything. Young Hanklnson: They have a r't markably clever parrot over at the Casterlins', Miss Laura. It can imitate the sound of a kiss to porfectloo. ra that among the accomplihments of our feathered friend here in the corner? MIss Laura (indignantly): No, sir. Hie does not attempt no Imitation of a sounn he is not accustomed to hear. .r. Hankinson. The Parrot: WVait, George, lear, till I take this bird out of tile room. "*Me good fellow," said the English tourist, "kIn you direct me to a place where one may get a good drink?" "Well." replied the thirsty native. "I kin direct yer better to a place two kin git a gool drink." "You seems to hnd your book very interesting. liss alaidstone." "Yea; it is one of the most charming stories t have ever rea...
SILVER WEDDING SURPRISE. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
SILVER WEDDING SURPRISE. They were celebrating their silver wedding, and. of course, the couple were happy andI affectionate. "Yes," sail tlhe husband. "this is the only woman I ever loved. I shall not forget the first time I proposed to her: "fIlow did you do it?" burst out a young man who had been squeezing a: pretty gir!'s hand in the corner. 'lThley all laudlisdl, anDl he blushed, but the gir: carried it off bravely. "Well, I re:nember as we!I as if it wore but yester:day. It was at Brigh ton. With some friends we had gone down for tie day, and she and I got warndering alne:. Don't you remem ber rny dear?" The wife smiied. "We sat by the shore. You haven't foraotteni, love. have you?" Tile wife nodded. "She bean wvriting in the sand with the point of her parasol. You recall it, sweet, don't you?" 'I'he wife ntoddlled again. "She wrote Iher name 'Minnie,' and I soid, 'L-t me put the othur name to it.' An I took lthe parasol anl wrote my nai;ro, lPibkins.' after It. And sih" tilok...
In a Village Post-Office. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
In a Village Post-mQffce. The woman who had charge of a certain village post-oflce was strongly suspected of tampering with parcels entrusted to her care. One day a rosy-cheeked youngster, Iressed In his best clothes, entered the post-office and carefully laid a huge slloe of iced cake on the counter. "With my sister the bride's com pliolents, and will you please eat as much as you can," he said. The post-mistres smiled delight edly. "How very 'tnd of the orlde to remember mer she cried. "Did she know of my weakness for wedding cake?" "She did," answered the youngs?fr, coldly, "and she thought she'd senl you a bit of it this afternoon, just to take the edge off your appetite before she posted any boxes off to her friends!"
EVOLUTION. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
EVOLUTION. Once my son called me "Dear Daddy." 'Twas in the days of long ago; Row he's altered is surprising, It's a way boys have, you know. Later on he'd cry, "? say, dad, Can you tell me so-and-so?" Fearsome queries, I remember. Though It seems so longago. Home he came upon vacation, Greeted me In genial vein. "liullo, Pater, where's the mater? Jolly glad I'm home again." Later still, when home from college, And a puizling question rose, He'd exclaim, "Let's ask the Guv'nor, I will wager that he knows." Then a money-lender pressed him For a hundred pounds or so: "For a chequle I'll touch the Old 'Un," FHe declared two days'ago. It is not enough for a man to know a good thing when he sees it. He must seize a good thing when he knows it. Mfessrs. Stone and Co., meat sales men, Metropolitan Meat Market, Mel bourne, report that prices have been ruling high. During the week ending August 11 they obtained up to 8d. per pound for porkers (prime small), and for prime large (80 to 100 lbs...
The Conductor Was Worried. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
The Conductor Was Worried. The conductor was Inclined to seek for sympathy. "Do you see that woman on the left hand side of the car, up near the front?" he asked the thin man at the rear. 3 "Yesa, I see her." The one with the dizzy hat?" "Yes." "Well, I think she's tryin' to cheat me out of a fare. When I went in to i collect she never looked around, an' I ain't quite sure that she didn't pay me before-although I'm almost post. tive about it She looks to me like a woman who'd be glad to stir up a fuss. I can pick 'em out as far as I can see 'em. You never spot a wvoman with a face like that who isn't ready to bluff her way anywhere? I wish to goodness I knew whether she'd paid her fare or not." "I wouldn't worry about It any more," said the thin man. " I paid the lady's fare some time ago-habes my wife."
Kept Quiet. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
Kept Quiet A man who had purchased a fine looking mare discovered, after driv ing the animal for a week, that she was blind. Shortly afterwards he succeeded in disposing of her, as the defect did not lessen her speed or de tract from- her general. appearance The next day the owner or tde more appeared. "I say,'ou know that imare you sold me?" he began. "She's stone blindi." "I know it," replied her last owner with an easy air. "You didn't say anything to me nbout it," said tihe purchaser, his face Ilushed with anger. "\Vell, you see," replied the other. "the man who sold her to me didn't tell me about it, and I thought, per haps, he didn't want it known."
DANDENONG. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
DANBDENOI, Mr W. S. Keest has forwarded the following letter from the Railway Deportment dealing with certain requests for im provements at the Dandenong railway station. Mr Keast says that although there is no definite promise given for a new station, he is of opinion that there is a good chance of getting one. "Adverting to the interview which the deputation from the Dandenong Shire Council, intro duced by you, had with the Honorable the Minister on 6th May last, I am directed to inti mate that careful consideration has been given to the various re quests made, and so far as he question of improvinr the light ing of the approach to the milk dock is concerned, instructions are being issued for the pro vision of an additional lImp and the disposition of certain lamps to be altered in such a way as will imorove the lighting of the approch in question, and it is con sidered that this wil obviate any further cause for complaint in respect of the disability now suffere'l by pedestrains ...
Spending the Holiday. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
i spending t~ Holiday. Time: Saturday. 2.25 p.m. Mrs. T. Mashie at the window look ng out wistfully into the sunshine. Mr. T. Mashie appears, every detail >f his costume suggesting a longing ior the links. Hi n:p is in his hand •nd his clubs within mwatching dis rance. .For the fraction of an instant ije leans nonchalantly against the dloorway. "\Vell, my dear," he asks, "how .hall we spend our half-holiday ? Sh?ll Ce motor or drive or walk? Because," "apidly, as Mrs. T. Mashie is about to .peak, "if you really don't care about any of these things, I have an engage ment to play golf at half-past two, and -by Jove, I must be oil at once!"
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
FOOTBALL. On Saturday last a large gathering from Dandenong and Eerwick avuiled themselves of the special train which was run by the Berwick and )andenong Football Clubs in co.ijuncti m to see the second semi-final be tween the two teams. After a good exhibition of ex citing football Dandenong won by 6-11 to 4 G. For the winners fine form was shown by Noble, Kennedy, New some, Stewar, W~alker, Couve and Anderson Broa. while Ber wick's beat were Greig, Munro, Baxter, Richardson, Young, Espie Bros , and Sherriff. Goal kickers were, Dandenong, Stewart 2, Kennedy 2, Gleeson 2. Berw ck-Munro 2, Warmbrunn and Wanke. The final between Dandenong and Pakenham is to be played on Saturday next on Berwick ground.
GOLF NOTES. [?] [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
COLF NOTES. A gener?t[. of members was held 96.8~" goclf house on Saturday a?fCrdiin Ila.t to make arrangem iTi&tl R'goif ball. Cr a'Beckett''.the: c'ib president, occupied thde:.i~ir, and there was a large attendance. Cr Sharp stated that'last year's ball was a great success socially and by It they had raised sufficient funds to erect a veraniah at the golf house and also to fence the place. This year they required money to improve the links by putting down new greens and fencing them, and he favored the holoing of arother ball. He moved that a ball be held and that Mesdames Pearson, Sharp. Griffith, Reaumont, Brown and Miss Miller be appointed a sub committee to make arrangements for samne. The lotion was sec onded by Mr Drev and carr:ed. On the motion of Cr Sharp and Dr Griffith the date of tt.e ball was fixed for the 29th instant, and on the motion of the chair man Mr Sharp ,as appointed to act as secretary. Considerat on was then given to the question of holding a tour ...
Canada versus United States. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
Canada versus United States. Sir Wilfred Laurier posesses a par ticular aptitude for administering crushing retorts to Ill-mannered peo pie. At one of Lady Minto's big recep tions some time ago he was tremea dously bored by .l young American, who was criticising our Colonies i general and Canada in particular. Every institution (says a biographer) was comDpared in turn,: to their great disadvantage, with those of the States. "Can't think why you don't choose some- animal, some good-sized beast or b&Od, for your national emblem, In atcal of a maple leaf," he remarked. "S'pose you're waiting till we annex you!?" "We have the beaver," Sir Wilfred reminded him, "the emblem of indus try." "Beaver, indeed! Do you know what we call the beaver? A rat with a swelled tail," chuckled the Amern can. "And many people are apt to look on your American eagle as a Jay with a swelled head," the Premier promptly replied. The late Lord Kelvin, accompanied by Doctor Joule, paid a visit to the es...
FARMERS' SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
FARMERS SOCIETY. At last meeting of the local farmers' society the much-dis cussed question of erecting a ring fence on the s.iow ground was mentioned by Mr J. B. Pearson. andl a ,sub-committee was appointed to bring up a report as to the cost and also as tothe position it should occupy. The sub- committee - Messrs W. G. a'Becktt.J B. Pearson ard S. A. Sharp visited the ground on Mond.y afternoon last and will suggest to the general com mittee at the next meeting, to be held, on the 28th inst mt. that about seven chains of fenrcing be erected. They propose to erect -four chains, extending from the lower.endof the poultry shed to a point almost opposite the main entrance gate, with a three chain guard fence on the inner side, for the protection of those who occupy the centre of the .ground. It is not proposed to do any fencing at the bottom end of the ground, the sub-committee considering that the improve -ments they suggest will be suffi cent to meet pres nt require ments. * The ann...
He Earned It. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
He Earned it 3r. Huckfns was trying to put up a new door for the Widow Jennings. The day was hot and muggy, and she wor ried him all day with questions, sug gestions, and complaints. "Aren't you getting that too nar row?" asked the widow. "No, ma'am," said Mr. IBucklns; "you know a few minutes ago you thought it was too wide." "Oh, yes," said Mrs. Jennings. "Well, anyway, I believe it'll sag if you don't change the hinge." t MIr. IHuckins held the door in place, and proved that the hinges were in the right spot. But she soon broke out again, and so matters went on. VWhen at last it was hung and 3IMr. iHuckins was ready to depart, the widow asked him for his bill. "I don't make out any bills," said Mr. Iuckins wearily; "but I'II tell ye what this work'll cost If I'd done it under the ordinary circumstances I have to contend with, 'twould have been ten shillings, hut in this case I'll have to charge ye an extry sixpence, ma'am, for pester."
GEMBROOK. [Newspaper Article] — Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette — 19 August 1914
CEMBROOK. Nr W. S. Keast. M.L.A., has ,arranged with the Minister for Public Health to visit Gembrook en jaturday next, the 22nd inst., arriving by the first train from Flinders street at four niinutes past one, when the aMinister will be prepared to deal with local matters. There are several mat ters which the .Minister will look into. For ins'ance, the cemetery trust want help in fencing the cemetery and clearing the land. The residents also desire a new State school, and there is the question of a. further allocation of money for Gembrcok Park. It is anticipated that there will be a large gatherirg to meet the Minister and go fully into local matters of interest.