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BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 8 June 1917
BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. The ordinary monthly meeting of .-the above tack place on Saturday, the following members being present: Crs W. Close (president), C. Pearson, J. Dore, H. S. Barr, W. G. a'Beckett, Scott A. Sharp, Douglas, Walsh, Cun :ningham, G. W. Martin, R. J. Henty -and James. FINANCE. SAccounts amounting to £410 4s ed -wvere passed for payment. CORRESPONDENCE. .From Miss S. Creed, secretary T:Harkavway Red Cross, seeking permis " sion to hold an entertainment on behalf .of the funds of the Society.-Attended -to. From W. J. H. Richardson, Ber wick, asking for permission to take trees from near the old shire .hall for firewood.-Permission granted on the :motion of Crs Sharp and a'Beckett. SFrom Madden Bros., Yannathan, :.drawing attention to the bad state of the road between Messrs W. D. Simp :son's and B. Kavanagh's properties, and asking that it be attended to. 'To be attended to later on. From G. Davidson, Berwick, draw ing attention to the very bad state of the road in ...
Cost of a Big Sea Fight. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
Cost of a Big Sea Fight. Ten million pounds sterling-more goldl than 1.000 strong men could well carry; a sumn which would nlalntaiu 4,000 families in reasonable comfort for ever; and much greater than tihe entire expenditure on many of our smaller wars. Such is the estimated cost of a single hour's light betwwcn the British and tile German fleets en-. gaged at anything like their full strength. That this is no exaggerated estimate is proved by the fact that the Jutland Battle. in which only a; portion of the two fleets tookl part, cost over forty millions, without counting tile value of lives sacrificed in it. And, Incred ible as such a statemient must seem, it becomes intelligibl whlen we con sider that a single well-directed shot can sink in a few minutes a battle ship that has cost more that two million lpounds to build andl equip. In the Jutland Battle we lost three battle-cruisers-the Queen Mary. In defatigalle andl Invincible-the aggre gate value of which exceeled .£5.20.l000...
"CORNELIA'S JEWELS." [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
"CORNELIA'S JEWELS." Everyone knows the tale of the no ble Roman matron Cornelia, who lived two centuries before the Chris tian era. A wealthy lady of the city came to visit her and attempted to dazzle her by the cost and beauty of the Jewels she wore. But Cornelia, stepping into an alcove and drawing a curtain aside, said with a smile, "Here are my jewels." It was her two little boys asleep. Here is a story of one of those "'jewels," grown to man's estate, and placed in a posi tion of highest trust in Rome: The first ruler of a great empire Swho legislated to settle ex-soldiers on the land was Gracchus, who was a kind of Lloyd .George of ancient Rome, says a writer in the ~Dailv Chronicle." The patrician land owners complained that it was hard to gi:e up estates, many of which had been purchased by them or received as the dowry of their wives. But Gracchus said that this was not so hard as that men who had fought for their country should not have the means of subsistence. A share o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
FAMOUS FOR HER HAIR. PICTURE FILM ARTIST TELLS HOW TO RETAIN IT. Miss Rosa Norma, in a recent Inter view in Melbourne, malde the follow ing statement:--"Any lady or gentle oail can restore their hair to its na tural color should it be fading, falling or becoming streaked with grey, andI promote a vigorous growth with this simple recipe, which they can mix at home:--Take 1 t/oz. of RIejuveni Compoundl. to which add lot. of Bay Rtumn, shaking well together, and then add enough water to make Iup to lOon. (t, pint). You will he more than surprised at the gratifying results oh tained by its ur.e. It is not a dye, and there is consequently no fear of dis colored pillows from its rubbing offil during sleep. It promotes a vigorollos growth of air, destroys dandruff, andti eradicates eruptions and scalp hu mors. It makes the hair beautifully soft andi glossy, and has all the charm of being inexpensive. Almost every chemist has these simple ingredients in stock, or can easily get them for you...
Y.M.C.A.'s Battle-Eve Show. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
Y.M.C.A.'s Battle-Eve Show. Throughout the forward areas in all the battle zones the Y.M.C.A. hut is described by the soldiers as "the light house. In these shelters proceeds a round of entertainment designed to cheer and comfort the troops. Re cently an association representative, who is an expert conjuror, visited the lines in France and entertained the Australians. This is what he writes: '"It is a wonderful experience to be up near the front on a bad winter's night, and entertain men who are en joying a few (lays' respite from the trenches, and have all crowded in out of the cold and mud and wet to a warm and well-lighted Y.M.C:A. hut. Outside the ceaseless thudding of the merciless guns, the howl of the wind, and the beating of the rain on the roof, all combined, have occasionally been so excessive that I have been compelled to give up my efforts at "patter" and, do what conjurors call a 'dumb show,' relying, that is to say, on gesticulation and facial expression I for my expla...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
Assurance Co. Ltd. WORKERS' CO:P?ENSATICN Fike. Accident LIces b7Bash hras s= 'i'"!=a are :rade g~Od by' thi c`;-Pa=7 AG.ENTS WANTED. DALGETY - CO. LTD., MEL9OURNE General bess hr V:ct:o;r:. The Phoenix 3 ure ~t 'ROPS an STACKS aiai.Ost daa::ae :" FIRE and Crops against da:. ?. by HAIL STONES. A very shy youn? :?r' ?: was cov - Ing a serious-minded y-uno won who was not averse to :..'m or to mar riage, but she found herseof after a long period of silent courtship no nearer the goal than e,:.r: the young man could not summon up courage to speak. One ilght, as they sat together--in dead sllence, of course-in her fath er's parlor, she decided that the hour and the man had come. "George" she said, in her most serious tones; "'George, if you love me and don't like to say so. you may squeeze my hand." Mrs. Bingo (severely): I should like to know where you were last night Bingo: Well, if the truth must be told. I was playing chess with Kings ley; and. my dear, the last game I bet him a new...
WHY CATS FALL ON THEIR FEET. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
WHY CATS FALL ON THEIR FEET. An ingenious model was construct ed some time ago to show why a cat in falling always alights on its feet The imitation cat consists ,! a card board cylinder, with four rods stuck in it for legs. and a tail devised on similar principles; and the object is to show that a cat's faculty of falling on its feet depends on the rotation of its tail. Some Interesting Information on this problem is given by the superin tendent of a. zoological garden. who has made several experiments. Thb faculty of always falling on the feet is one which is especially developed. hie claims, by climbing and leaping animals. in which category are includ ed all the cat tribe, monkeys, squir rels. and rats. The instinct is born in them. and the act of twisting Is per formed without any conscious effort on the part of the animal. The opinion is that the tail plays an important part in the turning process. "All tree-inhabiting monkeys have long tails," says this authority, "and there ...
HUNTING THE MICE. Ingenious Traps. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
HUNTING THE MICE. Ingenious Traps. The Liamley Bridge correspondent of an Adelaide newspaper writes: At Mr. J. G. Traeger's chaffmilI an Ingenious device is bhing used to de stroy the mice while the hay Is being unloaded from the waggons. Empty chaff-bags are placed' on the floor of the mill, anti held open by a square of iron. partly covered with hay, and "races" are made by means of boards. Whel the hay is nearly all off the wagcns, the hunt begins (conducted by the ermployes) and the little rodents are driven down the races into the btiags, after which the tops of the bags are tied up. and the pests are drown ed. By this means about 8.000 mice were disposed of in one "haul." "Sir, your daughter has promised to marry me." "'Wel. don't come to me for sym pathy; you might have known some thing wou!d happen to you hanging around here five nights a week."
KAISER'S SENSE OF FITNESS! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
KAISER'S SENSE OF FITNESS! Neither Julius Caesar nor Napoleon was in the habit of proclaiming vic tory and then asking the mediation of a third party to bring the vanquish ed to terms. It would have been too near the burlesque for either of those great men. But the Emperor Wilhelm was never strong in his sense of the fitness of things, since he is capable at once of proclaiming himself victor and suing for peace. The German Michael uses the pen as much as he used the sword; he attacks Truth vwith the same ferocity as he attacked Belgium.
BANK OF ENGLAND A PRIVATE COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
BANK OF ENGLAND A PRIVATE COMPANY. The Bank of England. now exceed ingly busy with the War Loan, is not. as most people think, a Government institution. It is a private company. but reaps a good profit by acting as the nation's banker. The remunera tlon paid to the Bank of England for the management of the National Debt was fixed in 1906 as a yearly sum at the rate of £325 per million pounds" of such debt up to five hundred mil lion. and at the rate of £100 fOr every million pounds above this amount. On this asis, assuming a total war loan of £.,500,000,. the Bank's remunera tion will work out at abolt £250.000o annually, to say nothing of the in come they receive for managing the old National Debt. which, on the out break of the present wvar, was some-, thing like £650.000.000. Eefore any of the money that is now pouring into the Bank of Eng land can be spent, a certain procedure has to be followed. First of all. ani order signed by the King. and coun tersignedl by two Lords of the...
PARISH CHURCH REGISTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
PARISH CHURCH REGISTERS. Every entry in a parish church re gister is a record of human interest. These ancient records are often a mine of information, and many dis putes have been settled by reference to them. By Act of Parliament in 1538 the records of all baptisms, marriages, and burials were entrusted to the par ishes. By law a lgarchment book was purchased at the cost of each parish. The entries were made weekly, and attested by the church-wardens. These register books were preserv ed in the parish chest, and secured by two or three heavy Iocks. Many of the ancient volumes have entirely dis appeared, others have perished by fire or floods, some were destroyed by rats, or dampness, and not a few have been stolen, probably for'some under hand reason. Perhaps only a line cr two, but those brief entries meant much to the family whosenames are written therein. The registers at Hinderwell-the first portion of which are written in Latin-record that a plague of great severity visited t...
Cicely Vibart's Love. (Published by Special Arrangement.) (Copyright.) CHAPTER XVIII. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
Cicely Vibart's Love. By ANNIE HAYIES Author of "Lady Carew's Secret," "Footprints of Fate,' Etc., Etc. (Published by Special Arrangement.) (Copyright) CHAPTER XVIII. Lord Norcaster was sitting in his favorite room. Evidenceg of work were strewn around him. The stew ard's account books lay open on the table, estimates for projected im provements were stacked beside them, but it was obvious that Lord Norcas ter's attentions were bestowed else where, though every now and then he idly scribbled a few words on the margin of the paper before him. It was after eleven, and Stephen had withdrawn himself from his guests on the plea of business. Echoes of laughter from the smoking room reached him occasionally. There was a tap at the door. Lord Norcaster hesitated a moment, drew the estimates nearer, and bent his head over them. Cicely pushed the door open slowly. "Stephen, can you spare me a min ute?" With an exclamation of annoyance, Lord Noreaster sprang to his feet. "What is it? I am busy...
THINGS TO KNOW. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
THINGS TO KNOW. If curtains are allowed to dry thor oughly before being starchled they will keep clean longer. Raisins kept in a covered dish will retain their moisture andl freshness. If a little ammonia is added to the water in which silver or glassware is washed it brightens it wonderfully. When washing windows always use luklwarm water and a little starch. antd you will get good results with little labor. Enamelled saucepans shouhl always be hardrlened when new by being put into cold water in a larger vessel, brought slowly to the boil, antI boiled fast for a few minutes. Don't put cold water into a boiling-hot enam elled han. Brooms will last much longer if a loose cover of holland or drill is made for each one to fit over the head. After use remove all the fluff from the bristles, button the cover on, anil hang the broom head upwardls in .a cupboard. Soak brooms anil bruslhes occasion ally; so treated they will last very much longer. Hot water cans shouhl be turned upside down...
AUSTRALIA PLAYS THE GAME LESSONS FOR AUSTRALIANS FROM THE HISTORY OF THE PAST. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 14 June 1917
AUSTRALIA PLAYS THE GAME No. XXII: LESSONS FOR AUSTRALIANS FROM THE HISTORY OF THE PAST. MIllenniums before white men sight ed Australia democracies in the old world had been born, had flourished and had decayed. In their love of na val adventure their success in com merce and colonisation, and their lib eral form of government, Athens and Great Britain had close analogies. Every Athenian freeman hadt a vote in the popular Assembly, he served on its committees, acted when calledi up on as a nagistrate, anti took his turn as citizen-soldier. So long as Athens produced statesmen like Themisto cles, Aristides, Ephialtes anti Pericles, her trade expanded, her colonies in Sicily, Greece and Asia multiplied, and her art and literature grew so splen did as still to be tile wondrer of the world. Her little army routed tihe hordes of Persians at Maratlhon; her fleet sank the Asiatic galleons at Sala mis; in the Peloponnesian war the wise strategy of Peric'es kept at bay the vastly superior f...
Kept Quiet. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
Kept Quiet. A man who had purchased a flze &oo.tlng mare discovered, after driv ing the animal for a week, that she was blind. Shortly afterwards he .ucceeded in disposing of her, as the defect did not lessen her speed or de tract from her general. appearance. The next day the owner of the mare .,ppeared. "I say, you know that mare you sold me?" he began. "She's stone blind. "I know it." replied her last owner with an easy air. "You didln't say anything to me about it." said the purchaser, his face flushedi with anger. "Well, you see." replied the other. "the manm who sold her to me didn't tell me about it, and I thought, per haps, he didn't want it known."
Spending the Holiday. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
Spending L i" K "iday. rite: Saturday, 2.25 ,..n. sirs. T. Ma shiu at the window look ng out wistiully into the sunshine. IMr. T. Mashie appears, every detail >f his costumza suggtsting a longing tor the links. His ,nst is in his hand end his clubs within :jatchinig dis tance. For the fraction or an instant he leans nonchalantly against the iuorway. Well, my dear." he asks. "how shall we spend our half-holiday? Shall we motor or drive or walk? iBecause." rapidly, as Mrs. T. Mashie is about to speak, "if you really don't care about any of these things, I have an engage ment to play golf at half-past two, and -b'y Jove, I must be off,at once!"
GRAVE AND GAY. Hardly. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
GRAVE ANt, GAY. Hardly. - They were discussing the relativ JOsit.onR of v'arou$ couLtries as lusi ml c entres. Gtierwany seemed to havet .he mnst votaries, muchl to the evident kssieasrure of ..,.- eacitable Italian, .+:ou wi shd his ow. country so catry )f the palm. "Italy is turning lout the most nmust ians, and has ,i.vays turuned out the lust!" he cried. "Ach. Heavens:" exclaimed a Ger nan present, "can yin plumse her?"
MEDICAL FEES IN JAPAN. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
MEDICAL FEES IN JAPAN. Many humane doctors in Europe give i'ir services to poor patients for a noerely nominal fee, or even none at I ill. In Japan, however, such a pro ýeeding Is regarded not as generosity but duty, and no doctor in the "Land of Cherry Blossom" expects to receive m "- f.e from a patient in poor circum .t:ance?. There is a proverb among the medical fraternity of Japan, "When toe twin enemies-poverty and die eavse-invade a home, then he whc a??h"?h from that hoome, even it it be given him, is a robber." "Often.' rvcently remarked a lecturer on Iif in .Japan, "ai doctor will not only give his rime and medicine free to the suf ferer, but he will also .iv-* him money to tidh'ovker:ils dire necessities. Every physician is hia own dispenser, and there a'r very few apothecarles' shops the empire. When even a rich man calls in a doctor he does not expect that he will receive a bill for medical cervices; in fact, no such thing as a doctor's bill is known in Japan, at though ...
FORTUNES WITHOUT OWNERS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
FORTUNES WITHOUT OWNERS. At the Bank of England the unclali, art dividend volumes contain the re .idls of a large number of fortunes aw?aris;g owners. Why there are left ao ta ~;':! ray Over some of thenm . s;iArlt ýf romance hovers. Lean ,acl- a :your I(lfir, close your eyes, :... 1 the rays o~f facyv play round them for a ?mc:ent. What ij:"dranFa "":tantly rise: i;. -. tnhe mental vilsi":1 :--: t', . :Ž:-der gslng abroad .. ,-r,_ ,in;: . ~se "es him disaPy a?r. nd .ith him the only vouchet r ILis holding in the funds; one sees .ns aged and decrepit. his memory a blanu as to his investme ss, and later, his descendants seeking In vain fo: Srecord of them; one sees him ' intestate, leaving no -will, nc S of paper that enables his next , in to discover the extent of his ,,sse- signs. 'T'hat all these things really happen ,a feel assured. And,'Indeed, we are it mistaken. If it were worth while Scould give chapter andi verse for that. [::it the most vivid imazinatirn is powerless to pic...
DANDENONG SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
DANDENONG SALE. The Gippsl4nd and Northern Co operative Selling and Insurance Co. report-On 12th instant we held our usual weekly sale at Dandenong, when we had a fair yarding of milkers and springers. Milkers in fair demand. We sold milkers, two at £19 and others at £18 5s. Springers-Forward sorts in good demarnd; we sold springers to £17, others to £15 5s. Pigs:-Fair supply forward at prices equal to late rates.