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Pronounced the Same. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 31 May 1917
Pronounced the Same. A young officer, ordered to the freat, ealled on his tailor to get - Baesh outfit, but tho tailor remember ae that there was already an old un settled account, though he felt nerr .us about broaching the subject. "I see the Germans." said the young ehcer casually, "have had a check." "Lucky Germans!" said the tailor wistfully. The young man looked pus saled for a moment, and then took the ;antle hint.
AUSTRALIA PLAYS THE GAME. (No. XX.) SOME OBSERVATIONS ON WHAT NON-ENLISTERS ARE MISSING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 31 May 1917
AUSTRALIA PLAYS THE GAME (No. XX'.) SOME OBSERVATIONS ON WHAT NON-ENLISTERS ARE MISSING. "No stame was ever yet worth a rap For a ratiohnal lan to play, -Unless some accident, some mishap. Was wont to force its way. r -Gordon. To one who has seen sonme service in this war-although not. so far, ac tually in the trenches-it seems al most inconceivable that those young Australians who hlave not yet enlist ed should prefer to remain at home and see nothing of life in London andi France during the most Interesting stage of the world's history. Never again in their lives, or probably in the lives of their descendants, will such an opportunity occur to broaden their minds, or to play a part in making the destinies of the future of the world. Do they realise what they are miss ing? Surely not! Are they afraid of death or disablement? Perish the thought! What does it matter, anyway, whether they get bowled over or not in a great cause? Each of us is a mecre atom. Let these young fellows go o...
Cicely Vibart's Love. (Published by Special Arrangement.) (Copyright.) CHAPTER XIV. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 31 May 1917
Cicely Vibart's Love. By ANNIE HAYi ES Author of "Lady Carew's Secret," "Footprints of Fate.' Etc., Etc. (Published by Special Arrangement.) (Copyright) CHAPTER XIV "Oh, dear! How the summer is passing," Alma Beresford sighed. "Captain Vibart was saying just now that the horticultural show at Carn forth next. week is quite the last event of the season, and then there is nothing untir the hunting begins." She shivered a little as she spoke, and glanced at the open window, then crossed over and closed it with a bang. Alma never loved fresh air. The only other occupant of the room-Mrs. Bowman-looked up with a start. - "Well, I suppose everything comes to an end sooner or later," she re marked philosophically. "And, if you find it dull here, - I daresay you will soon be making your way back to London, with its excitements." Alma strolled back to the fireplace and stood looling down at her inter. locutor with a withered smile. She was quite aware that Lord Noreaster's sister did not like...
Out of Doors As Sweet as Honey. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 31 May 1917
Out of Doors By William North. As Sweet as Honey. Such a fuss, and all about a little sugar. He demanded lump sugar, and, like any Infant. claimed the right to help himself. The landlady had a lot to say on the subject. In vulgar language, her back was up. Me and me mates did our best to possess our souls in patience, but we did want our tea. Gave me an idea, though; topical, too. Almost as topical as potatoes. Scarcity of sugar. Neglect of bees. See: How extremely puzzled our fore fathers would have been at the pres ent outcry over the lack of sugar. They knew, of course, of the wonder ful "honey-bearing reed," now called the sugar-cane. A writer of the first century had described it, and not as a recent discovery either. In course of time It became familiar enough as a luxury of the rich-hit of a luxury to-day, eh?-but for fifteen or sixteen centuries it was not for the likes of you and me. Who cared? Why trouble to search tile East for sweet stuff which at best was but a poor sub...
AN ACTIVE SERVICE. Snapshots League Earns Gratitude. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 31 May 1917
AN ACTIVE SERVICE. Snapshots League Earns Gratitude. Hlow home photographs cheer the soldier far away from his loved ones is told by Adrian Gearing, a private I of the A.I.P., in a letter just received I by a member of the Y.M.C.A. Snap Sshots from Home League, who sent him a snapshot of his mother and father, in response to an application posted from a troopship at sea. "It is on our home folk and loved ones," he writes, "that our minds con stantly dwell, and we often long for -sight 'Of their faces. One day you went around to our home and took a I photograph of the persons living there. You have forgotten in all probability the incident, as I quite ex pect to learn that you have many such errands. I don't know you, as I L did not live with my folk immediate ly prior to my enlistment. You may be a very busy man to whorm this Swork becomes an extra burden and tax upon your strength; but whoever you are, and whatever you are, please accept the sincere and grateful thanks of a homesic...
VANQUISHED RIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
VANQUISHED RIVAL. @ "Oh, halloa, old chap. Just the man I'm looking for. Come and have dinner with me," bubbled Doglett Loose. "Huh ! R hat's the occasion-why the joy ?" doubtfully asked Cozie Nooks. Good reason he had. too, for it was known all over the town of Chizzlewutt that Doglett Loose was a mean man. Why,- he was so mean that he'd arop a coin in a blind man's cup with a string tied to it. so that after he received a blessing he could jerk it back again. So, of course, Cozie Nooks knew that something wonderful had occurred for Doglett to treat him to a dinner. "Occasion ?" asked Doglett. "Why. the greatest in the world ! My rival is dead !" and he laughed demoniac ally. "Rival ? Why you're married !" shouted Cozie Nooks. "Certainly I am. But I had a rival until to-day. He's dead now. Died ! Now you comprehend my joyful de meanour." "Good heavens ! And you stood for that ? What a simpleton you are !'" "Well, she loved him before we were married, and she brought him to live wit...
TALES OF THE NILE. THE EGYPTIAN AS A FUNNY MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
TALES OF THE NILE. THE EGYPTIAN AS A FUNNY MAN. It is a curious fact (says Mir. Ar thur Weigall in the "Cornhill Maga zine" for December) about the Egyp tian peasant that he seldom knows his own age. A lad with, a budding moustache will tell you in all seri ousness that he is forty, and a wizen ed old man will, with many gestures, indicating his uncertainty, declare himself to be "perhaps about thirty.' A true story is told of an old na tive who was taken before the magis trate on a charge of stealing six buns from a pastry cook's shop. Asked what his age was, he replied that he thought hlie was about 112. The magis trate turned to the clerk and inquired whether any previous offences were recorded against the prisoner. The clerk replied that there seemed to be nothing against him-at any rate not for the last hundred years. The mag istrate then addressed the old man once more, and asked him whether he had no grandchildren or other des cendants with whom he could live and who could ke...
QUEER CAMERA OVER BATTLE FIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
QUEER CAMERA OVER BATTLE FIELDS. When a German aeroplane on re connaissance duty over the French lines was recently brought down by the -Allies, an aerial camera of an odd type was recovered intact. It proved to te a splendid instrument and has attracted much interest among mem bers of the flying corps. At the rear of the case a handle and! trigger like those of a revolver are provided, the latter being used to operate the shutter. It weighs about 12lb., and has an additional handle near the front end so that it can be held with two hands when in use. The lenses are in universal focus, and tests have shown that faultless pho-. tographs can be obtained with the instrument at heights varying from 160 to 1800 yards. An outside ar rangement is provided to enable an operator to place a yellow screen be fore the lens without opening the camera. *"Women I" snorted the angry man to the wife of his bosom. "Don't talk to me about women. They're all fools. Whenever you hear of anyone doing a s...
"SOME COLD." [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
"SOME COLD." On the hottest day in summer a flying-man may be in the Arctic re gions in ten minutes by mounting to a height of ten thousand feet. just as the climber may pass through all the zones of climate by climbing Kili manjaro, that giant peak which rises above the snow-line from the equa tor. He commences with the tropical jungle and ends amid eternal snow. The fact is that the temperature is invariably low at ten thousand feet and over whether at the tropics or the poles, and it is quite likely to be lowest at the equator. Airmen well know the intense cold of these upper regions, and they need the rig-out of a Shackleton if they would mount to twenty thousand feet above the earth's surface. In fact, there is little variation of temperature in these upper reaches of the atmosphere. It is much the same in summer as winter, except for the difference which a high wind makes. Even in the depth of a hot summer the airman will encounter forty de grees of frost at ten thousand feet,...
DYNAMITE AND PEACE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
DYNAMITE AND PEAqE. The Huns were recently boasting that Germany was vastly superior to the rest of mankind because she had been awarded fourteen Nobel prizes, while France and Britain had only been awarded six between them. This statement anybody, if he takes the trouble, can verify or disprove for himself ; and anybody who does so will find that up to date the number of Nobel prizes awarded to France and Britain. instead of being six, is twenty-one. The Nobel prizes constitute one of the most piqiuant things in history. for they were instituted by the late Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dyna mite, the first of the line of high ex plosives which have figured so con stantly in our talk and writing ab out war, and-most piquant of all one of the big prizes is to go every year to "the person who has done most, or laboured best, for the cause of fraternity among different peo ples, for the suppression or reduction of standing armies, or for the forma tion and promotion of peace con gress...
WHY SHE OBJECTED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
WHY SHE OBJECTED. "I hear that Florrie has broken off her engagement with you, old chap," said one man to another. "Yes," replied the second. "I say, I'm awfully sorry to hear it. Whatever did she do it for ?" "Just because I stole a kiss," said the disconsolate one, sadly. "Great Scott I" exclaimed his friend. "Surely she must be crazy if she objects to her flancess stealing a kiss from her." The abandoned one sighed deeply. "But that's just the trouble," he said. "I didn't steal.it from her."
WHO IS HONEST? [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
WHO IS HONEST? Many people who are considered honest would fail if they were subjec ted to a real test wilth little fear of discovery or punishment. No man or woman is above temptation. as a re cent Interesting experiment' has shownu. An American author selected fifty men and fifty women in all classes of society, and sent out to each of them a letter, evidently intended for some one else, containing a dollar bill (4/ in English money). Only thirty-one of the fifty men returned the money. while thirty-three or the women sent it back. Three out of five well-to-do women sent it back, and there was the same proportion of honesty among actres ses, typists, nurses, and working girls. Every one of the five business women sent the money back. and four out of five teachers. Publicans were most susceptible to the test among the men, for only one of five sent back the money. Lawyers, newspaper men, and actors each re turned the bill in proportion of four out of five. Only three of five police...
SPOILT HIS DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
SPOILT HIS DAY. The young Scot never liked his mo ther-in-law, and this weighed heavily on the mind of his wife, who was ill. Calling her husband to her bedside, she said to him: "Sandy, lad, I'm verra ill, and I think I'm aboot to dee, and before I dee I want you to gie me a promise." "I'll promise," replied Sandy. "What is it ?" "Weel, I ken that when I dee I'll hae a fine funeral, and I want ye to ride up in front in a carriage wi' ma mither." "Weel," sadly responded Sandy, "I've gied ye my word, an' it's nae me that'll gang back on that, but I'll tell ye one thing, ye've spoilt the day for me,"
HOW THE HORSE SLEEPS. FIFTEEN YEARS ON ITS LEGS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
HOW THE HORSE SLEEPS. FIFTEEN YIEARS ON ITS LEGS. Horses when turned out to pasture are more prone to take zest lyin: down than when confined in stalls. but even when practically free from hum;in restraint and observation. or any likelihood of danger, they sel dom take mire than an 'our each night in the recumbent position, and that period is generally indulged in at about midnight. A noted veterinarian says: "There are some curious facts regarding the disposition of horses in the matter of lying down. To a hard working horse repose is almost as much of a neces sity as food and water, but, tired as he may be, he is an animal very shy about lying down. I have known in stances where stablemen decl fired that horses in their charge had never been known to take a rest in that manner, but always kept standing. In some of these instances the animals were con stantly under human watchfrlness night and day, and in other cases the conclusions were arrived at because no marks of bedding were ...
FED UP ! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
FED UP ! He had worked for the farmer nine years, and was apparently contented until his employer added poultry raising to his list of activities. Then he had to write on each egg, with an indelible pencil, the date and the name of the hen that laid the egg. One day he marched up to his em ployer and announced : "I'm going to leave." The farmer was astonished. "Why are you going to leave," he asked, "after working for me all these years ?" "Well," said the - man, stoutly, "I've done pretty near everything ab out this place now, but I'll starve be fore I'll go on being secretary to your old hens !"
Football. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
FootbeI. - The local footballers were at home last Saturday to a team from Oak leigh. The match arranged under the Association draw was against Carnegie, but that team has dropped out of the competition. The visiting team was short in numbers and not up - to form and the local boys had no. diffi:ulty~ in scoring an easy win. To- - morrow they will journey to Oakleigh, when they will again try conclusions with the team they met at Pakenhamn in their opening match. With a good team they have every chance of win ming. Garfield footballers visited Nar Nar Goon last Saturday and after a stren uous game ran out winners by 2 points. The form of Nar Nar Goon was much improved on that of their previous matches. An Association known as the-. West Gippsland Junior Association has been formed. It consists of four teams - Longwa rry, Nar Nar Goon, Iona and Yannathan. Play commences to-morrow. The fixtures for the day are:-Iona v. Nar Nar Goon and: Yannathan v. Longwarry.
MIGHTIEST TELESCOPE ON EARTH. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
MIGHTIEST TELESCOPE ON EARTH. The great Mount Wilson telescope, 250,000 times more powerful than your eye. Its outstanding feature is its 100 inch reflector, which weighs about 41 tons, and this makes It easit ly the world's mightiest telescope. Its possibilities of extending our vision into space are enormous. Of these, Prof. Garrett P. Serviss speaks as follows in a recent paper: To my mind the most interesting possibility of the 100 inch telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory is that it will probably signa'ise the prac tical attainment pt the boundaries of the universe. It is doubtful if any star giving forth a radiation sensible to the hu man eye, or to the photographic plate, exists at a distance beyond the reach of this gigantic instrument. The manner in which the relative number of very remote stars revealed by the great telescopes hitherto used falls off with continued increase of distance has dlong been a clear indication that the limits of the starry system were being appro...
Empire Day. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 1 June 1917
Empire Day. The Empire Day celebrations last week were carried out throughout the Commonwealth in a truly patriotic spirit. Empire day is specially designed to commemorate the memory of the most illustrious Sovereign that ever sat on a Throne - that of Queen Vic toria-and to mark the expansion and progress of the Empire under her long and beneficent reign. It is a day which affords opportunities for patri otic and historic reflection, and it es pecially inculcates "the duties and re sponsibilities of citizenship on the young minds - on those who in turn will be called upon to hear the burden of Empire later on. The celebration is practically confined to schools, and is an educational function to train the children to become good citizens, to recall our historic past, and to tell them of the various steps by which our Empire has risen to the position it occupies to-day-the greatest in every sense of the word that the world has ever seen. The ideal of the nation is freedom, and that f...