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Harkaway News. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
Harkaway News. SOn the 6th instant the Berwick State school children journeyed to Harkaway to give an entertainment in aid of the funds of the Red Cross there. Despite the inclement weather the Hall was crowded and the receipts amounted to over £6. The children all performed their parts most credit ably, and that the programme was eminently to the taste of the large audience was testified by the unstinted applause and numerous_ encores. The girls and boys opened the concert by joining in the singing of " Keep the Home Fires Burning," after which a party of little lasses rendered " Grand mothers All." The next item was a monologue by one of the children, and this was followed by a party of dainty Geisha girls singing " The Japanese Butterfly." The duet, "The Long Long Trail," the song and chorus, "Dream Girl" and the dialogue "Play ing at Parliament," by a party of girls,. were all much appreciated, while the appearance of the boys in " Brannigan's Band" fairly brought the house down...
In a Village Post-Office. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
In a Village Post-Office. The woman who had chiarge of a certain village post-office was strongly suspected of tampering with parcelts entrusted to her care. One day a rosy-checked youngster, dressed in his best clothes, entered the post-olfice and carefully laid a huge slice of iced cake on the counter. "With my sister the bride's com lplim.nts, and will you Iles:e cat as much as you can," he said. The post-mistress smiled delight edly. "How very Sind of the tride to remember me,' she cried. "Did she know of my weakness for wedding cake?" "She did," answered the youngster. coldly, "and she thought she'd s~ nd you a bit of it this aft:rnorn, just to take the edge off your appetite before she posted any boxes off to her friends'"
Upper Pakenham Red Cross. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
Upper Pakenham Red Cross. The annual meeting of the Pakenham Upper Red Cross Society was held last week, when there was a good attend ance, and the chair was occupied by the president, Mrs Moyle. During the year the branch has done good work, as the following report and balance sheet will show. REPORT. The secretary (Mrs Raninge) pre sented the following report of the branch's operations for the year: " In laying the annual balance sheet before you, I think we can con gratulate ourselves on the work accom plished, considering we are few in number and have had very bad seasons, the fruit being the principal source of revenue in this locality: and it was only by all, without exception, doing what they could that we have been able to do what we have done. You will see by the balance-sheet that we started the year with a credit of £10 19s 3d, and finished with a credit of £11 Os 4d. The sum of £14 9s 9d was spent on wool, and £27 12s on flannel. We sent to the Central depot:-287 pairs o...
The Conductor Was Worried. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
The Conductor Was Worried. The conductor was inclined to seek for sympathy. "Do you see that woman on the lef hand side of the car, up near the front?" ho asked the thin aman at the rear. , "Yes, I see her." "The one with the dizzy hat?" "Yes.'L "Well, I think she's tryin' to cheat ine out of a fare. When I Wentl in to collect she never looked arouei h, an' I ain't quite sure that she didn't pay me befire-although I'mi almosr t pos, tive about'it.. She looks to iuiim li.k a woman who'd be glad to stir op a fuss. I can pick '"eU out as far as I can see 'em. You never spot a woman with a face like that who ilsn't ready to bluff her way aniywhliere. I wish to goodness I knew whether she'd paid tier fare or inot." "I wouldn't worry about it any more," said the thin man. " I paidl the lady's fare some time ago-she's my wife."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
NURSE5S of Large Experience Recommend CLEM NTS to their Patients. NURSE CATHERINE KORTING of 176 Davis Street. Brunswick. Vic., writes as follows (29/2/12): CLEMENTS TONIC LTD. "I am writing about the amount of good CLEMENTS TONIC has done my daugh ter. In January last year, she was operated upon for appendicitis. She was eight weeks in the hospital, and came home very weak and run down. I gave her several bottles of Clements Tonic. It soon strengthened her nerves, she was as well as I could wish her before long. Fourteen years ago I first used this medicine as a nurse and have recommended it times out of number. I have seenpeoplerestoredtohealth and strength, and bless the day they heard of it. It never failed to do good. CATHERINE KORTING." SNever be without this medftene If run t own, with W~eak Nerves. lhwd Digestion, Poor Appetite or Constipation, it puuto he human system in order rpidly. ALL CHEENISTS & STORES SELL IT., Who hasn't beeq attacked by grippe, And1 languish...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
Public Meeting, ANZAC BUFFET IN LONDO N. 'The F great advantagoe an:d bl?sing to tour g?:ll:utt suhliirs in havi:.; ?ntt' place to gt o t \whlen tin leuve ftin the rn it h:s beent then tvi i 1:ianiy it mnI111. The drinking dlens in Lo.n iton are rash, ant the other dens otf iniquity equaly to. 1The loemandl fr a tresting place, wht'r?? a t' up of hot ti,,, ,,t'lt, ,r t '@ : ?:-,= btatitna le is al. a?'cnwled ged fi't. A mteting itonventd by 1rs C'loset was held on Monday night and A wS determinet d to iti Isomet little thing in Pakenhatn and district to , ,lp the miovtement which hhas ?en tken up in the city anld t'tiuntr' !itrict s. A tlower show, tt le heill in Soeptembetr. with stalls for satle of t'riduce, &c.. has leen prtipoe-ld, and otw I t'lk all who are willing to, thellp the nttivetientt to attenld nther mieeting on .lMonday, Irth in?t. at -,'clot'k, in the Mit'ehanit's' HaIl. (Comet and help the nulle' fellows who are doing so muclh for us, ii sha ie in the uodebv...
Then Polly Spoke. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 15 June 1917
SThen Polly Spoke. Young Ilanutinson (rnmaking a call): Y'ou have had that parcot'a long ttume, :-IMs Laura. Miss Laura: Yes; we have had him sevoral years. Young Hankinson: Quite intellgent. Is no not? Miss Laura: Very. Hie can imitate almost anything. Young Hankinson: They have a re markably clever parrot over at the Casterlins', Miss Laura. It can imitate the sound of a kiss to p rfection. Is that among the accomp;lishments of our feathered friend here: ,iu thu corner? Miss Laura (indignantly): No, sir. He does not attempt an Imitation of a sound he is nut accustoiuId to hear. Mr. Hankinson. The Parrot: Watt. George, dear, till I take this bird out of the room. "Me good fellow," said the English tourist. "kin you direct me to a pl(te :here one may get a good drink?'' "Well," replied the thirsty native, "I kin direct yer better to a place two kin git a good drink." "You seems to lind your book very interesting, Mbliss Maidstone." "Yes; it is one of the most charming stories I have...
Incubator Problems. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 June 1917
Incubator Problems. The position that has developed in regard to international shipping, both as to the high rates of freight and the scarcity of accommodation, has so seriously interfered with trade with America that it has become Im possible to import incubators from that country, which has for so long been the principal source of supply. J. Bartram and Son, of 586 Bourke street. Melbourne, who have for many years handled the well-known "Prai rie State" line of incubators, an nounce by advertisement in another column that they are now manufac turing and placing on the market a machine of their own-"The States" incubator. This has been designed on the lines of the best models of the "Prairie State" Co.. embodying those es.ential principles that are en dor.ed by the cream of the poultry men everywhere. The experience of the past has been turned to profitable account in the construction of "The States" incubator now manufactured by llartram and Sons. Poultrymen, whether on a large or...
BALDNESS AND CONSUMPTION. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 June 1917
BALDNESS AND CONSUMPTION. There are advantages in almost everything. Even the bald-headed wan has something to be thankful for. It is a curious belief, held by many people, that you will never find a bald headed man in danger of dying from consumption. Bald-headed men are said to seldom suffer from consumption, and that a tendency to baldness is assurance that the dreaded scourge will pass him whose thatch grows thin. At first glance it would seem ab surd to argue that a man's hair is in dicative of his immunity from dis ease, but a well-known doctor re cently declared that in the five years during which he seriously added a record of his patients' hair, or lack of it, his case cards have failed to show a single instance of "bald" being en tered upon the card of a consumptive. lie had under treatment more than 700 cases, and he makes the further statement that in a census of more than 5000 tuberculosis cases he failed to discover a single sufferer who was bald. He makes no effort to...
A KINGDOM IN PAWN. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 June 1917
A KINGDOM IN PAWN. It is not gen'arally known that the Orkney Isla:nds. tholugh supposed to be part and parcel of the British Em -rit -are, in reality, leldh by us exact ly as the pawnbroker holds the watch of the impecunious individual who has temporarily parted with that use ful article. These islands are only held by us In pawn, and Norway, as it were. holds the ticket. Long ago Orkney, together with the Hebrides on the west coast of Scot land, belonged to Norway. After the battle of Largs, Norway ceded the latter to Scotland for a cash payment of 400) marks and an annual tribute of 100 marks. This tribute, known in history as the Annual of Norway, had to be paid regularly under a penalty. In 1397, Norway, Sweden and Den mark were united under one crown, and when 'Christian became king of the united realms. Scotland had ne glected the annual payment for forty years, incurring a penalty of over 40.000 marks. King Christian prompt ly sent in his account for the whole sum, with a re...
HOW PEACE TREATIES ARE PREPARED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 June 1917
HOW PEACE TREATIES ARE PREPARED. W1hen the war comes to an end a treaty of peace will be signed.-sealed ::and delivered, as between the vari as belligerents. This will be a most Imposing docu .:ent. written by hand throughout, .,ealei with many seals, and bound about with green silk ribbon. Follow ing the usual custom, each copy will begin with the words: "In the name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trin :y." Should, however, Turkey be :,e of the signatory Powers. as ,erins probable, this formula will be :atered to "In the Name of Allah the Almighty God," in the copy allotted to her. At least as many original copies as :u re are signatory Powers will be &lt;gnred and sealed. The original cop is will be securely locked up in the State archives of the different coun tries; certified copies will be used for printing from and for reference. Peace treaties are not written straight across the page, or pages, like ordinary documents. They are written in parallel columns, one in Engl...
A STORY OF THE UHLANS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 June 1917
A STORY OF THE UHLANS. (;- rman lack of originality is well how?n in the selection of some pro minenit military terms. The title •Kaiser" is it-elf a borrowed plume. Whatever value it may happen to possess really belonged to Franz Jo sef, the recently deceased Emperor of Austria, who traced his descent, through the house of Hapsburg. from the Caesars of the Holy Roman Em pire. But the German "All-Highest" has stolen the specious sobriquet, ap parently, without protest from its rightful owner. The term "Uhlan" has also been borrowed and annexed. It was ori; inally used by the Tartars to desig nate a species of light cavalry, arm ed with lances on which were carried small colored flags, meant to frighten the horses of enemies. And the title was adopted from Tartary by the Prussians. Since the first few weeks of the war we have not heard much about the Prussian Uhlans. But in earlier wars they played a characteristically rough and brutal part. In the Franco-German War of 1870 they wrou...
Colonial Mutual Life ANNUAL MEETING HELD. ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 June 1917
Colonial Mutual Life ANNUAL MEETING HELD. ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR. At the offices of the Society, 419 421 Collins-street, Melbourne, the an nual meeting of the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited was held on Wednesday, May 23. An enthusiastic body of members attended, and unanimously adopted the reports and balance-sheets and actuary's report. Satisfaction was expressed at the continued progress made. Chairman Delivers Address. Mr. Gerald T. Baker, chairman of directors, presided. In moving that the reports and balance-sheets be adopted, he said: In moving the adoption of the re port, I propose, as usual, to refer to the various Items in the revenue ac counts and balance-sheets which ap pear to call for special notice. On the whole, you will find that the progress made by the society during the past year has been quite satisfac tory considering that, during the whole of the period, the society's op erations have been hampered by the war. New Business for the Year. In the ...
So Jones Paid. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 June 1917
So Jones Paid. Three friends, who had been spend ing the evening at their club, agreed that the one who did not do as his wife told him when he got home should pay for an oyster supper. Smith, in trying to find the matches, trod on the cat. "That's right," said his wife, waking up, "kill the poor cat. and have done with it." "Well," thought Smith, "I'll have to do it or pay," so he killed the fam ily pet. Brown. in the dark, stumbled aainst the piano. "Why don't youn break the piano?" demanded his wife. BIrown at once broke the piano. When Jones got home he stumbled on the top step of the staircase. "Go on." said his wife; "tumble down stairs and break your neck." "Not me," answered Jones, "I'll pay for the supper first."
Journalism of the Future A Lunar Episode. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 June 1917
Journalism of the Future! A Lunar Episode. The earth will soon be played out for some of our sensational journal ists. Operations will need to be ex tended to take in the universe. Here Is the sort of thing we shall be read ing lifty years hence: l ne scene was one of supernatural weirdness. 'rail, lantastic mountains reates their seamed peaks over a dreary waste of igneous rocks and burned-out lava beds. Deep lakes of olack water stood motionless as glass under frowning, honeycombed crags. from which ever and anon dropped clumbled, masses with a sullen plunge. Vegetation there was none. Bitter cold reigned, and ridges or black and shapeless rocks cut the horizon on all sides. An extinct vol cano loomed against a purple sky. black as night and as old as the world. The firmament was studded with immense stars that shone with a wan and spectral light. Orion's belt hung high above. Aldebaran faintly shone many mil lions of miles away, anil the earth gleamed like a new-risen nimoon with...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 June 1917
FAMOUS FOR HER HAIR. PICTURE FILM ARTIST TELLS HOW TO RETAIN IT. Miss Rosa Norma, in a recent Inter view In Melbourne, made the follow ing statement:-"Any lady or gentle rran can restore their hair to its na tural color should it he fading, falling or becoming streaked with grey, and promote a vigorous growth with this simple recipe, which they can mix at home:-Take 1?%oz. of ReJuveni Compound, to which add loz. of Bay Rum, shaking well together, and then add enough water to make up to IOoz. (/ pint). You will be more than surprised at the gratifying results ob tained by its use. It is not a dye. and there is consequently no fear of dis colored pillows from its rubbing off during sleep. It promotes a vigorous growth of air, destroys dandruff, and eradicates eruptions and scalp hu mors. It makes the hair beautifully soft and 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 from the wholesale...
AMERICA'S OLDEST PEAR TREE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 June 1917
AMERICA'S OLDEST PEAR TREE. There is a wonderful pear tree still flourishing and bearing fruit which was planted nearly 300 years ago in the village of Salem, Mass. At that time Governor Endicott, being very interested in fruit-farming, sent to Dorchester for an English pear tree. After some considerable time the tree arrived in a somewhat dried-up condition, but being very carefully planted and watched over by Gover nor Endicott himself, it survived the long journey, and became, after some years, a most noted fruit-tree. It is carefully tended and surrounded by a fence. Every visitor to Denver, Mass., seizes the opportunity of see ing this remarkable tree, which grows near the Denver River. When Governor Endlicott died, in 1665, he left the famous tree to his daughter's care, making special mention of it in his will.
Getting Ready. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 June 1917
Getting Ready. Miss Gladys was rather a flippant young lady, and so, too, was her ,riend. Of late meetings between the two had been few and far be tween. Gladys' friend could not fathom the reason why, and in order to satisfy her curiosity she called one afternoon. "No, mum, Miss Gladys is not in." the maid informed her. "She has gone to the class." "Why, what class?" inquired the caller, in surprise. "Well, mum, you know Miss Gladys Is getting married soon. So she's taking a course of lessons in domes tic silence."
FIRST TO ADOPT CONSCRIPTION. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 21 June 1917
FIRST TO ADOPT CONSCRIPTION. Switzerland was the first European c untry to adopt universal military service. The original founders of the Swiss Confederation enacted that whoever shirked military training was declared "devoid of honor and perjured," and his house was vowed to destruction. Should a nman summoned to take part in a military expedition prove unable to respond, owing to illness or some other valid reason, he had to furnish a capable substitute at his own expense. From the earliest days of the Con federation. too, the military authori ties made special provisions for tend ing the wounded. In this respect they seem to have been in advance of their times.