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THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
THE LANGUAGE OUF LOVE. The manager of the big department store stood stock-still outside the lit tie box-like chamber which held the telephone of. the establishment, for he was a very startled manager, in deed. Within the chamber he could hear Miss Jones, the stenographer, sypeaking, and this is a scrap of the conversation the startled man over beard: "I rove you dear, and only you. I'm weeping my heart away. Yes, my darliig, speak to me once more. I love you, dear, I love you so." The young woman rang off and step ped out of the cabinet .to confront an angry manager. "Miss Jones," he said, "that tele phone has been fixed where it is for the purpose of convenience in conduct ing business, and not for love-making in office hours. I am esrprised at you. Do not let it occur again." The young lady frcze him with a glance. "I was ordering some new s~onzs from number three department," she explained, icily. Schoolmaster : "What is your father ?" New Boy: "Dead." Schoolmaster: "No, no W Wh...
WANTED ANOTHER FILM. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
WANT?ED ANOTHER FILM. The lady had heard a stranger in a railway carriage say that if any mran could see himself intoxicated he would never be intoxicated again, and having a husband addicted to alco haolism. and also plenty of money, lshe thoa.ght of experimenting. The cinematograph operator whom she engaged was not kept waiting long for an opportunity of filming the er rant husband, and in the presence of relations the subject was privileged to beholdl himself on the screen. He was very quiet throughout and grave ly left the room, which the others thought a good sign. Finding that he had also left the house, his broth er set out to find him, finally runm ning him to earth in the club, busy -as an attendant stated-with his fifteenth whisky and soda. "Look here,'* said the brother, "I didn't think I'd find you back at this game." "'Didn't you ?" innocently asked the sutbject. "Well, the fact of the mat ter is, I'm not satisfied with that film."
BEST PLACE FOR HIM. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
BEST PLACE FOR HIM. Mrs. Gushall was one of those moth:. ers who are always praising their children to the skies, and never allow-i led anyone eIse to get a word in edge ways. For the whole afternoon's visit she held forth about the remark able intelligence of her eldest hoy, ared nine. At last sae showed signs of going. "I must be going," she gushed, "I don't want to be late. My dear little son i's going to the Zoo." The hostess glanced at the "dear little son," who had sat smugly list ening to his mother's oration, and remarked with silky softness: "Is he really! My son is going to Eton !".
FATHER AGAIN! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
FATHER AGAIN ! Little Georgie Smith appeared at the back door of a neighbour's house. "Good morning !" said the house wife. "What is it you want?" "Pleace. 'm, last evening my papa i was angry because the water boiledI out of the steamer under the por ridge !" "Is that sto ?" "Yes. And then he made up his mind to fix the steamer so that it. couldn't happen again." "What did he do ?" "He got some water in the steamer and soldered it all up." "Is that what you came over to tell me ?" "Yes; and to borrow your step ladder. "What do you want with the step ladder ?" "I want it so that father can scrape the porridge off the ceiling."
NOTHING SERIOUS. NOT INHERITED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
SNOTHING SERIOUS. NOT INH ErITED. Johnny Jones wa. droinng penance in the corner. Pres~'nt!y he thought a loud pensively: "I can't help it if I am not per fect," he sighed. "I have only heard of one perfect boy in my whole life." thinking to point out a moral. "Who was that ?" asked his father. "kYou," came the reply plaintively.I "when you were little." The nineteenth year of the war had lust begun, and people were beginning' to talk of the good old days in 1917 when you could get just a few thinge I without buying up the shop to secure I them. "It wasr.'t so had buying groceries to get sugar. said one nin : "but I hare had to give up smoking." "How's that ?' said another. "Why, when no matches could he got I indulged in a patent cigarette lighter.. hut it was too expensive. Every time I filled it with petrol I had to buy a motor-cycle."
RUSSIA'S WONDERFUL HORSEMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
RUSSIA'S WONDERFUL HORSEMEN. The Cossacks, who recently waged a vigorous offensive in Rusrifa, are one of the most interesting commun ities in that country of vast areas. Though once regarded as a bloon thirsty tribes of mountebanks, they formed one of the most thrifty and hard working sections of the Russian race. HIoldling their land in tenure from the Government, they are in return eypected to render military service whenever required. The young ('as pack begins his military carpeer :at the age of nineteen, but long before that time he is an experienced h~orseman. Tndeeid, from the time of early chill hood till the da-y of his d;eath he is seldom out of the saddle. 'Thhy are mounted chellly on small Circassian ponies, andl their wonderful fe:ats of horsemanship have time ;and a;ain astonished the xorldi. Itfeing far bet ter elhucnted than the ordinary peas ant their influence to-dnay should go n long way toward. restoring order in troubled Russia. SAnr.elinax : "Oh, dear, the dia...
"IN PRIZE." SOME ENORMOUS SUMS SHARED BY THE NAVY IN BY-GONE DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
" IN PRIZE." SOME ENORMOUS SUMS SHARED BY THE NAVY IN BY-GONE DAYS. Prize money, the oldest of .Navy perquisities, has dwindled woefully. How, uninspiring seems the several hundred now awarded to H.M. ships for destroying .the enemy in compari sco with the great, big, glittering hauls which our sailors in the by gohe days of cutless and boarding pike used to wrest from the enemy ! I Vastly different was it some hundred odd years ago' when a successful cruise made men rich and a fortune could be won in d day ! Not a mere phrase this but a thing that often did happen. A notable case of the kind was that of the Triton, frigate, which captur ed the Spanish Santa Brigida, on the 17th October 1799, and thereupon won for her crew a million and a half dollars. As a result of that-one brief ight the Triton's captain pocketed £40,730, whilst her seamen received £182 each. A mere trifle contrasted with the captain's share, but a good day's earnings, nevertheless. FAVOURED OFFICERS. The explana...
DANDENONG MARKET. Wednesday, January 16. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
DANDENONG MIARKET. Wednesday, January 16. Alex. Scott and Co., Pty. Ltd., Jos. Clarke and Co., and Adamsoin, Strettle and Co.. Pty. Ltd. conjointly, report: Dairy cattle -A good supply of milkers and springers; the demand was good all round especially for quality cows. Milkers were slightly easier towards the close. The followingr were the principal lots:--MIikers -JMssrs H. G. Gambile ten to £2j, E. J. Whelan one at £23 5s, P. Einseidel two to £25, M. C. Bowman four to £22 10s, .. WVest two to £22 5s, S. Meeks four to £22. W. H. Martin one at £21 (beifer 1st calf), E. Higgins one at £21, D. New port one at £21, W. MeJdbury one at £20 5s, J. W. Cochrane one at £20 2s 6d, H. Knox two to £19, J, Mickle one at £18, E. Searls one at .£17 2s 6d, A. McLellan one at £17. Springers Messrs Bourke Bros. two to £23 7s 6d, E. Merritt one at £21 12s 6d, A. Me Lellan one at £19 (heifer 1st calf), W, : Stephens fourteen to £18 10s, L. J. Allan one at £18 2s 6d, J. T. Milnes four to £17 O10s, H. Sh...
BUILDING OF IRON AND CONCRETE SHIPS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
BUILDING OFIRON AND CONCRETE SHIPS. The first Norwegian iron and con crete ship was launched at the Pors grund Cement Works, in the presence of the Prime Minister (M. 'Knudson), The ship is built on an entirely ney system, with the bottom upwards, on a sort of underlying sledge, and in this position the launching took place. When the water was reached, the hull became detached from the sledge and gradually sank. tolt a cert ain point, then subsequently slowly Srighted itself. The' ship' which is of 200 tons urde?e, was built in three weeks, but the next will only require about half that time, as the,original frame will be' used for each subseq uent ship of the same size. The cast ing of the ship, when the frame is completed, will this time only take two days, It iz intended to start the wholeFale building of iron and con crete ships of 200, ,)0, 1)0, and 1,000 tons. A 1,000 ton ship will be com pleted in six weeks. A ber'gar [)ostcd himself at the door ,f the C'ihaincery Court, and ...
GRAIN MARKET REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
GRAIN MARKET REPORT. The Gippsland and Northern Co operative Selling and Insurance Co.' Ltd., report (15th January) --Oats -Holders are offering more freely but the market remains firm: Prime mill ing 2s 6d to 2s 7d, feed 2s 4d to 2s5"rd. Barley--TIhere is a good enquiry for choice quality, both English and Cape, but medium is difficult to place. Choice Chevalier 5s Id to 5s 3d, good 4s 9d to 4s 10d; Duckbill 4s Sd to 4s 10d, Cape malting 3s 5d to 3s 6d, good 3s 3d. Maize-Deliveries are light, and as there is rather a good local and interstate enquiry, the market is firm. Prime fiat led is selling freely at 4s 7d. Chaff--The market is firm, as supplies are light. Prime quality £4 7Ts 6d to £4 10, good £4 to £4 5s. Potatoes- Prime Carmans are scarce and in good demand at £5 5s to £5 10, but medium : and inferior a:e d;fficu!t to place at down to £3 15s, Piekeyes E3 15si to £4. Onions-Globes are selling to £7.
THE VANISHING TRICK. BEING A CHARMING NATURE STUDY ABOUT THE ADVENTURES OF A DRAGON-FLY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
THE VANISHING TRICK. BEING A CHARMIING NATURE STUDY ABOUT TH-IE ADVEN TURES OF A DRAGON-FLY. At first glance he looked almost ex actly like an exquisitely fashioned modlel aeroplane, only: that the two pairs of planes were placed side by side and far apart, instead of one above the other. At second glance we saw that he was alive. No one was ever so agile as to measure him Lut .he looked about four inches long and four inches wide. He didn't drone be only made gadding noises with his wings, or something. His long narrow back was pale-blue-white or green-white, the rest of him brown of dilTerent tints. His eyes were like big whole-hearted rubies, and his four wings--the planes of the aeroplane were like the rainbow that hangs "above a waterfall, no less. In the sun he shone wonderfully like encrusted gems ; and he was al ways in the sun--had to be. If the sun went out so did he. I don't know where to. .IKE A HUM1AN AEROPlANE. The sparrow that saw him sitting on the heanstick against ...
State Coal Mine. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
State Coat Mine. The Minister of Railways, ut pur suince of his.econoniy campaigri at the railway offices, has been investigating thie afliirs of the State coal mine at Wonthaggi, whi-ch last year made a loss amounting to j20,630. 3Ir' Wynne stated on W?ednesday he was hopeful that with the alternLtions re cently made in.the disposal of Won tlhaggi coal, this year's operations would result in a wiping off of the wholo of the deficit on the working of the mine since its inception. During each of the four years previous to 1916-17 there had been a. profit after making provision for interest charges, working expenses. sinking fund and deprecia tion. The tota:l profit malde by the mine was, up to the hegninning of 19i6 1917, [38.00. TIe loss last year made the totl deticit [10,830. Last yea:r':s los X:as attributed to less ef ficient mi:ning, due to thie enlist ment of experienced men; variation in mining conditions, causing a diminu tion of output; the restriction of the use of coal-cu...
DISEASES YOU MAY AVERT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
DISEASES YOU MAY AVERT. -4----- It is pointed out in a recent paper by Dr. A. Davison, that three-fourths of the deaths in the world "result from thr minute parasitic plants and animals gaiining access to the body. These tiny organisms are popularly known as 'germs,' and wage a con tir.ual warfare against both strong and weak, rich and poor. It is the duty of the State and the Citizen, as far as possible, to shut out of the human system these destroyers of life. "The death rate in any locality in usually a true nlodex of the habits and education of the people, in reference to the protection of health. "In.benighted Spain 27 out of each 1.000 inhabitants perish each year, while in enlightened Norway death claims n~pnually only fourteell per thousand. In one American city the death rate is .31 for the coloured race against 21 for the white, which cor responds to the ldifference in ignor ance, and nigligence regarding the laws of sanitation. "The chief avenue by which the enemy enters ...
GEMBROOK TO BEENAK TRAMWAY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
GEMBROOK TO BEENAK TRAMNWAY. For some time past the residents of the Gembrook district have been agitating for a tramway to open up the timber resources of the Beenak forest. At the request of residents of Gem brook, and the Fcrntree Gully and Berwick shire councils, Cr Frank Groves, M.L.A., and Mr Barnes, M.L 4.. accomuanied by Mr Maguire, the Land otficer for the district, paid a visit to Gembrook on Friday last. They were met at the station by lead ing residents of the district and taken to Mr Pitt's Gembrook Hotel, where dinner was partaken of. Cr James, of the Berwick shire council, moved a vote of thanks to Cr Groves and Mr Barnes for coming to make a personal inspection of the large area of timber country. This, he said, could be made available if five miles of steel tramway were made from Gem brook station towards Beenak forest. It would also materially add to the railway-revenue. Cr R. IKerr, of ths Ferrtree Gully council, supported the remarks of Cr James. Cr Groves, M.L.A...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
Qo'rnmonwaealn ~ - hast $h, General Banking Busliness ," ,4 Culbs and Towne of A~usras. London. Tldworth (l~oisbu17 Plank and rbsuL Colbt rndotoos-m oss4 tO. sod dult ~ioD IO~nI5p 5te41psccu~laf P 7trd bills s.-tlat?d oss . olttef.. LotZn o, to"it ltzo,,,d to ,an7 ~sr of ta. Otrs.. 575rln sos.., Ath~p nlI anc ?"o om .-,dartfm Oo',,- r tflt@Or ·5Ctc c ,Gs, t 5a. ., s n sy dmde tarbo tsd wtnttb.t Savings Bank Department Ooplmuo t 2800 n~~ ld rr I~oata 3% .t.,tnnr~al And Pops.r up to £300 tNT*ork ..uI LSTNAIONSI Sooto...·· flr:ok 5. Ithtt .. rr. --* General Storekeeper and Laker. $0 'P. CH allor 'n, M.AIN RO\D, PAKbNHIAM OLD. Standard. Goods. Quality Always Tells. Prices Right. Flour, Chaff, Bran. Pollard, ? heat. Oats, Potatoes and all kinds of Prodiuce Cro: kery and Glassware of every Descrip ion. Ladies'. Mt n's. Youths' and Childr en's Boots. Only one Quality- The very Best. Butter and Eggs bonueht. - Highest prices, any quantity. Drlivrry Carts - Towcship and D's'rict dai'y. A:l o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
Business .Notices. SPA l:E lj Ai COFFEE PA HACE Opposite Railway Stat:on. (UNDER N3'. MANAGeIMENT.) Mi~txs s E-N etlxslq, Proprietress. Commercial Room. Gcod Stabling. Excellent Accommodation for Boarders. Go3d Table. Tariff Moderate Acetylene Gas. - Daily Pap-r s. LI=e, E. TV. G~abbett tNext Cofiet? Palace), For DIUAPERY AND IMILLINERY. :O: I Barge Ayssitment a rqrnr qss oods. :0: BIouses NeckWear Children's Dresses Fancy Goods Stationery Haberdashery Manchester Mercery. ANDE R S-ON B R O S., CARTERS AND CONTRACT'ORS, GIPPSLAND ROAD, NEAR RECREATION RESERVE, 000ooo Ploug'hig Done Anywhere,. * Lowest Plice Daywork or per Acre,. New CrouId D:oken Up. - --030 --V. are Expert Orchard Cultivato-s - Our .' ork in this Directton nmot C:tr-:!!y jone. ."~ ,· 9:· ·-? ·-'/-?-: ? ? [2 iik " -et Remedy for ·-1 - ·COU HS an CO D E A ETTLE IN THE HOUSE K.. y .s ,.. -d u~3 75Iscu. * or ~-o Le · .. c a 5ji i~~~JL ~ - · OTE NTE OS SOL byal kIMIT Sad;ORZ Special .Notices Agents for the "Gazette.' Cop...
A Co-operative Association. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
A Co-operative Association. A co-operative association has been formed at Pakenham Upper to grade, pack and market the fruit crop of the members. The executive committee is as fol lows:--Messrs A. Fraser, A. Smart, F. Copeland, J. Moyle and J. Munck ton. Secretery and manager-Mr W. H. Came. Nineteen members have joined and it is expected that a total of approxi mately 12,000 cases will be handled this season. The best quality fruit will carry the Association's registered brand, on which it is confidently hoped to establish a name for quality and honest packing, throughout the Com monwealth. Operations will commence about March 1st. The association will also buy members' requirements co-opera tively and in this way a substantial saving will be effected.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
The annual meeting of the Pakenham Cemetery Trust was held on Saturday last, Mr Thos. Bourke, chairman of the Trust, presiding. The other mem bers present were Messrs J. J. Millane, J. Ramage, J. Thewlis and J. J. Hayes (hon. secretary). The balance sheet for the year was submitted by the secretary and was approved and adopted. It was also arranged to carry out some necessary works at the cemetery. The attention of farmers and others is directed to the fact that Mr Hart, promoter and organiser of the Vic torian Farmers' Union, is to deliver an address in Pakenham on the 25th instant, on the benefits to be derived from being a member of the union. The farmers throughout Victoria are beginning to recognise the fact that if they are to get the full benefits of their labors they must devise some better means than those existing at present for the marketing of their produce. Many claim that they are not getting a " fair deal." Two cases in point were mentioned in the " Argus " a few days...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 18 January 1918
Assurance Co. Ltd. PsrasususD imS~ WORKERS' COMPENSATION Fir. Accfdent. EcasyE by Bushyi 7ess s': L!ght'!.g are madea gcd this Cmc;atny AGE?ITS ? 7ANTED. SDALGETY & Co. LTD., MELSOURNE. Genoral ?,eEn fcr V c'orla. The Phoenix iasur: CBOPS and lTACKS a.cnst damage by FJR$ and Cro;3s agaInst dam?,s by HAIL STONZa. A stout wonas. !harinc; a number of bundl·es, entered a crowded tram csr. The only senmblance of a seat she co?ild i:nd was a smal space at the right of a dlsaereeab!e ;youth. Into this s?;ace. suffincient only for an individual of ordinary size. tht stout person squeezed herself. much to the annoyance of the youth. After , moment or so, the woman produced a cheese sandwich, which she proceed ed to devour with evidence of relish. At this the youth gave her a look of ineffable disgusc, and drew the skirts of his frock coat closer to him. "I sunppouse, my lad,' good-humoredl) said the woman "that ye'dI prefer to have a gentleman sittin' next to ye?" "I certainly would....