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PRICELESS PLATINUM. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
PRICELESS PLATINUM. Platinum has been growing scar cer. and consequently dearer, for some years past, but the present famine in the metal is due to the war. It is used directly in the making of mu nitions, and indirectly in all sorts of operations that were incidental to warlike operations. To cite but one example. In the manufacture of cor dite, perfectly pure sulphuric acid has to be used, and sulphuric acid can only be perfectly purified in plati num retorts, each of which, by the way, represents a value of £10,0C0 or £15,000. Forty years ago platinum cost 20s an ounce. To-day it is worth ten guineas an ounce-more than double as much as pure gold, and very little of it available at that. In fact, so scarce is it, and so urgently is it needed by our Government, that deal ing in it without a permit is now prohibited. One result of this unprecedented in crease in price is that many articles supposed by their owners to be of little value have "turned up trumps" so to speak. For insta...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
Business .Notices PAKEN HA1 -lCOFFEE .PALACE. SOpposie ai wayaStaiion. .. --: SMILES; ROPIETOR .. rCommercial Room. .Gcod tabling., E : m:ellent Accommodatioi for Boarders Good Tab!e: Tariff Moderate Acetylene Gas. .- Daily rapers. --Piano. M: -R s .E. V, GABB E.TT T, S(Next Coffee Palace), Drapery and Millinery. .A most pleasing variety of Latest Novelties for Autumn and Winter. . New Season's Coats. - Attractive Blouses. Ladies' and. Children's Hats. Dress Goods. General Drapery. - Fancy Goods. Haberdashery. Manchester, and Mercery.. ANDERSON BROS., CARTERS AND CONTRACTORS. GIPPSLAND ROAD, NEAR RECREATION RESERVE. S---- - Ploughing Done Anywhere, Lowest Price Daywork or per Acre. New Ground Broken'Up. --ooo000--- -- We are Expert Orchard Cultivators. - Our Work in this Direction most Carefully Done. - The Old Established - BATMA'8 HILL HOTEL. M.J. O' ANLON & C,., C. H. WATSON, Licensee. AND- PROPERTY SALESMEN, AND SPENCER STREET, MELBOURNE FIAPr?e 'CE AGErTS. Poe 1 Prertie...
MARKET REPORTS. DANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday, June 19th. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
MARKET REPORTS. DANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday, June 19th. Alex. Scott and Co., Pty. Ltd., Jos. Clarke and Co., and Adamson, Strettle and Co Pty. Ltd., conjointly report: A fair yarding of all classes of cattle Good milkers and springers were in brisk demand at high rates, best cows making from £20 10s to £28 15s. Some of the principal sales were as follows: --S. Kingston one at £28 15s, W. Hussey one at £27, Geo. Keys two to £26, E. Higgins four to £25 10s, R. Hallinan four to £23 5s, G. Knowles two to £23, J. Kelly one at £215s6d, Leamon Corrigan £19 2s 6d, W. H. Gardiner £19, E. Smethurst one at £18 10s, G. J. Lehman two to £1310s, R. Angus one at £17 17s 6d, Eden Bros. three to £17, F. L. Corrigan one at £16 15s, J. McFarlane one at . £16 10s, D. McLelIan one at £13 15s, J. Griffiths one at £15. Springers S. W. Jenkins one at £23 10os, Corri gan and West one at £19, J. Hunt two to £17, J. Weight one at £15 7s 6d, C. Christensen one at £14, Parry Bros. three to £12 17s 6d, W. Close tw...
MILLIONS IN PENSIONS. ROBBING A GENEROUS GOVERNMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
MILLIONS IN PENSIONS. ROBBING A GENEROUS GOVERN MENT. When the American Civil War was ended, and the Southern and North ern States shook hands and became friends again, citizens and pseudo citizens of the Northern States were not asked; but compelled, to accept pensions. Claimants turned down by the Pensions Committee, or Execu tive, were urged and sometimes bul lied, and in some cases actually brib ed to come up again and again until their "right" to a pension was cognised and the plunder snared. Pension "attorneys," "graft" poli ticians, and a vast army of profes sional crooks made pension "get ting" their one object in life. Com missions and costs to defray "expen ses," ranging from about ten to seventy per cent. of the amount of the pension granted to clients, was the reward obtained-frequently on demand-by the kind and generous philanthropists so interested in Uncle Sam's war veterans. Encouraged by weak government and inefficient administration, the scandalous pensions traffic...
BUDDHA BONES DISCOVERED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
BUDDHA BONES DISCOVERED. 0 The excavations now being carried on by the Archaeological Survey in India among the miles of ruins in the Rawalpindi district, famous in the time of Buddha as the principal uni versity town in India, have resulted in the discovery of a casket contain ing bones with an inscription indica ting that they are those of Gautama himself. This is the fourth find of the kind. The first was upon the borders of Nepaul many years ago. the second near Peshawar in 1909, and the third at Mirpur Khas, in Sind, a year or so later. The fact that these relics have been found in widely separated localities supports the accepted story that after the cremation of Buddha the bones were distributed among his disciples and carried by them to a number of dis tant places.
TRAINS FROM MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
TRAINS FROM MELBOURNE. a.m. a.m. Mondays only, 7.34, ar. Pakenham 9.14 Daily 7.52 ,, 9.27 p.m. p.m. 4.30 ,, 6.2 ,, 6.40 ,, 8.45 a.m. p.m. Thurs. & Fri. 11.23 ,, 1.24 Sunday 11.5 ,, 1244 p.m. p.m. Saturday 1.30 ,, 3.15
Railway Time Table. TRAINS TO MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
Railway Time Table. TRAINS TO MELBOURNE. Pakenham 7.7 a.m., Officer 7.16, Beaconsfield 7.22, Berwick 7.27, Narre Warren 7.32, Dandenong 7.45, Mel bourne 8.47. Pakenham 7.32 a.m., Officer 7.43, Beaconsfield 7.50, Berwick 8.0, Narre Warren 8.10, Dandenong 8.29, Mel bourne 9.40 Pakenham 11.54 a.m., Officer 12.3, Beaconsfield 12.10, Berwick 12.16, Narre Warren 12.22, Dandenong 12.25 p.m., Melbourne 1.35. Pakenham 8.47 p.m., Officer 8.56, Bleaconsfield 9.3, Berwick 9.9, Narre Warren 9.18, Dandenong 9.32, -Mel bourne 10.31. Thursdays and Fridays - Pakenham 4.56 p.m., Officer 5.6, Beaconsfield 5.15, Berwick 5.22, Narre Warren 5.35, Dandenong 5.51, Melbourne 7.11. Saturdays - Pakenham 3.56 p.m., Officer 4.5, Beaconsfield 4.13, Berwick 4.18, Dandenong 4.40, Melbourne 5.45. Sundays-Pakenham 7.9 p.m, Officer 7.22, Beaconsfield 7.31, Berwick 7.36, Dandenong 7.56, Melbourne 9.0.
PLAYING WITH FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
PLAYING WITH FIRE. "Except it might be, from mo tives of convenience, I wouldn't marry any man myself !" acidly re marked Miss Foxley. She was angular, dowdily dressed, and distinctly on the shady side of thirty. Dulcie Etherington, the pretty, fair haired typist, giggled, and there was a distinct murmur of "'Sour grapes!" from the farther end of the boarding house table. Mrs..Dawkins, the presiding genius of the establishment-located at 10, Culford street, W.C.-threw herself ht.Ahe breach with : "Tkart, Miss Foxley ?" While Horatio Perkins, a commer cial traveller and smart, dapper lit tle man, who prided himself on his powers of fascination over the other sex, remarked : "We're not perfect, of course." "1 should think not !"-with a vici ous snort. "All men are selfish and vain ! Little men like you are the worst of all ; you make up in con ceit what you lack in inches. With a gesture of disgust, Miss Fox ley left the table. . After dinner three gentlemen of the road-they were dll ...
Nar Nar Goon News. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
Nar Naor Goon News. --- The euchre party and dance held on June 1st on behalf of the special appeal for the British Red Cross Society resulted in a net profit of £7 16s. In addition to this a sheep donated by Mr J. Grey brought £3, and dona tions were received from the foIIowing: -Mrs J. MuIcare, Mr J. Mulcare, Mr P. Mulcare and Miss Mulcare £1 each; Mrs H. Eves, Mr Ritchie and Mr Nesbitt 10s each, and £4 17s from the undermentioned monthly subscribers: -Messrs O'Brien, Eves, Grey and Latta, Mesdames W. F. Startup, Spencer, G. Mortimer, Mulcare, Gar ret, Lucas, F. H. Moore and Brooke, and Misses Gissing and Egan, which makes a total of £21 3s.
War Loan Bonds. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
War Loan Bonds. All applicants for Bonds in the 3rd Issue of the Commonwealth War Loan who have now paid their final instalment, also applicants for Bonds in the 4th Issue who paid in fall be fore the 2nd April, should take prompt steps to obtain the relative Bonds from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Pitt and Moore Streets. Interest.is payable, and can be ob tained by detaching the relative coupons from the Bonds. (Interest on applications in the 4th Issue paid after 2nd April are not due until the 15lth December next.) The official receipt and re',eipts for instalments already held by the Applicants for Bonds, must be lodged when the ap plication is madlo for Bonds, and may either be presented at the Common wealth B nk in person, or through a Bank (together with order for de livry), or through the Post by regis tered letter with a request for Donds to be forwarded by Post. Applicants who have already directed on application form how their Bonds are to be dealt with, should at ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
"To Let " we put on empty houses, Not on an empty head; As insult anger oft arouses, We leave such things unsaid. But this we cannot leave untold, Advice so sound and sure: To drive away both cough and cold, Take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure Woods Great Peppermint Cure For Coughs and Colds never'fails. is 6d W. D. Nesbitt, G: NERAL BLACKSMUITH and HORSE SWOER, NAR NAR GOON; ' Repairs to Vehicles. NURSE EVANS S ea Tasmania and Victoria. writes her op;nion of 49 Provost Street. Nth. Melb., i,9/12. CLEMENTS TONIC LTD. "I have been nursing for twenty years in Tas mania and Victoria, so my experience covers a lengthy Feriod. When patients are weak and low, a nurse must know the best medi cine to give a patient. Some I have nursed have been so ill I never could R ve taken the'r case only i kneww Clements Tonic would quickly restore them to health. What I am writing is fcunded on ex perience that amongst all medicines CIements Tonic is iirst. It is the nurses' friend, a reliable medicine t...
FOILED IN THE ATTEMPT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
FOILED IN THE ATTEMPT. Brown had been saying that die pickpocket scare was nothing more than a lot of pannicky exaggeration, and that a man, if only be were sen sible and moderately careful, had very little to fear from the light lingered, fraternity while walking through the streets. "I'm not so sere," said Jones. "Why, only yesterday one of those beggars tried to pick my pocket but, happily, my wife prevented him stealing a penny-piece." "Oh," said Brown, becoming inter ested, "that was jolly smart of her ! What. did she do-grab him, or merely scream ?" "Neither," replied Jones ; "as a matter of fact, she wasn't with me at the time." "Wasn't with you ! What do you mean ?" "My di6ar chap," sighed Jones, "you wait till you get married, and then you may learn what an advan tage it is to have a wife who goes through your pockets every night."
Berwick News. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
Berwick News. Last Saturday evening a " Sala magundie " was held to raise fund; for the soldiers in the trenches. The affair was well attended and £2 16i was taken at the door. A very enjoy able evening was spent by all present, a mixed programme of competitions, etc., being provided, and at the close the ladies served refreshments. In addition to the cash, 20lbs of sweets were received. The decision of the directors of the Commercial Bank to give Pakenham a daily service has necessitated an in crease for the time being in the staff at the local branch, and Mr Craig, of the relieving staff, is now employed here. In connection with the Anzac Buffet Fete we have been requested to state that Mrs Longmore gave a cash dona tion of 5s, and that Miss Duncan, of Melbourne, assisted with the musical programme and in other ways during the evening. It is proposed to hold the annual flower show of the local Church of Engl:and about the middle of October; and a meeting is to be held early next m...
PER FOOT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
PER FOOT. A youth secured a poet in the tax cffice of a provincial town, and, with the strenuous enthusiasm of the beginner, proceeded to make things move. A farmer, very angry and in dignant, turned up at the office one day and pointed ott that he had been wrongly charged ten shillings for keeping a goat. The clerk insisted that no mistake had been made. "Look here !" he-said. "It's in the rules ! Read them for yourself!" The farmer did so, and found the following clause : "For all property bounding and abutting on the °highway, 2/6 per foot." _____ '
Queen Carnival. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
Queen Carnival. . A meeting was held in the Mechanics' Institute, Pakenham, last Saturday evening, to discuss the question of holding a Queen Competition. There was a good attendance of ladies, and Cr W. Close, shire president, occupied the chair. The chairman said the ladies were arranging to hold a queen competition, and the question to be discussed was whether it should be merely a local affair or whether it should be extended to the whole of the shire of Berwick, making Pakenham the centre. If the latter course were agreed upon they would have an area of about 600 square miles to work, and a considerable sum should be raised. Each district could nominate one or more queens to re present them, and there should be no difficulty in getting a dozen or more. He considered that a better financial result would be obtained by having a shire competition than by each district making a small effort on its own ac couut. Mr Blackwood moved that a Queen Carnival be held, embracing the whole o...
NOT APPROPRIATE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
NOT APPROPRIATE. Sir Graband Batten was showing a very old friend and confidant round cis newly-acquired and magnificently furnished mansion. "I've racked my brain to think of a suitable name for this place," he told the friend. "I want something striking and appropriate." "Well," remarked the friend, " it reminds me of some old Scotch castle. Why not call it Dunrobbin?" "'Not a bad suggestion," agreed the millionaire. "but it's hardly ap propriate. I've no intention of re tiring till after the war !"
CHINESE "KNEW THE ENGLISH." [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
CHINESE "KNEW THE ENG LISH." An Englishman who was appointed to an important post in China got married soon after. Among the re c!pients of the usual little cardboard boxes containining a piece of wedding cake was a Chinese merchant, with whom the bridegroom had an out standing account for goods supplied. After the honeymoon one of the first persons the newly-wedded husband met was the Celestial creditor. "And how did you like the cake?'"' . said the Englishman, laughingly, af ter the usual congratulations. "Ah, ha," returned the Chinaman, with a cunning leer, "me no such big fool to eat him, sah, me put cakes' n fire. Burn him upi He ! he !" "Oh, that's too bad," said the Englishman, very much hurt. "You might have tasted it at least, out of compliment to my wife and 'myself, Why didn't you ?" "Me too clute, sah," said the Ce lestial, with the same cunning smile. "You owe me monee, sah; sendee poison cakee.; I eat him; I die ;you no payee up. Houp-la ! He ! he ! he ! I know Inglees...
A HOT DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
A HOT DAY. Murphy had resided in the Arctic regions since the days of his youth, and, returning to his native land one midslummer, started work as a navvy. It was a hot day ! Ere long he be gan to sweat profusely, and the pers piration ran out down his face in little streams. Genuinely alarmed, he threw down his pick-axe and was walking away, when the foreman shouted : "Murphy, an' where are ye goin' ?'"' "I'm a-goin' to the doctor's," moaned Murphy. "Och ! it's terrible -terrible; an' Oi never knew." "Blut phwat for ?" inquired the anxious foreman. "Och ! Can't ye see ?" said Mur phy, pathetically, pointing to his streaming face. "Oi've got water on tle brain, be jab.rs ! an' may the holy saints presarve us ! it's boil ing over !*" 3089. "How about the refreace ?" quired the mistress. "Oh, I ka your looks, mum," said the a? cast for the position of haesmnald, "pa' I won't ask you for rifeaggac." r· -/
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
The.ordinary monthly sitting of the local Court of Petty Sezsions will take place this morning. Fortnightly statement of Pakenham branch of the Red Cross Society: Collecting cards : Mrs Gahbett 14s, Miss Hagens £1 2s 6d. Gifts: Mrs Greenwood, scarf; Mrs Wilson, 8 prs. socks; Miss O'Shannassy, material for slippers; Mrs White, safety pins. Attention is directed to the notice in another column relative to inspec tion of the Legislative Assembly lists for the Berwick Division of the Elec toral District of Dandenong. As the general elections take place about the end of this year, all persons in the division named who are entitled to enrolment should see that their names are on the list. .On Friday last the head-..teacher of Drouin State School (M'r Lee), who is an expert gardener, visited the Paken ham State School to deliver a lecture on " School Gardening " to the teachers of the district. Almost every school in the State now has some kind of a' garden, but the object of Mr Lee's visi...
Officer News. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 22 June 1917
Officer News. On Sunday last, while Mrs Johnston and her daughter were getting wood, the horse they were driving - a quiet one- bolted, badly smashing the cart and harness. Mr Williams, of Koo wee-rup, managed to stop the horse, and left it with Mr Dunning at Paken ham. The loss is a serious one as Mrs Johnston had only purchased the cart a few days previously with a view to getting work to help support her children. It will be remembered that Pte. W. Johnston was killed in action last November.