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An Epic From Egypt. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
An Epic From Egypt. It ain't no use a-swearin'. It ain't no good to fret; There's little gained by grousin'. Or getting all upset. This wilderness is rotten All flies and dust and tears. IBut the Israelites they stuck it For years and years and years. The Willie Willies choke you. The dust-storms get yer down: The red sun robs your beauty And burns yer black and brown. The drought is something shocking. The thirst, our squadron fears. Can only be abolished By beers and beers and beers. But war won't last for ever. This scrap'll soon be done: An' we'll have done our little bit. A-strafing o' the Hun. An' when we get back home again. An' meet our little dears, All thought of Egypt will be drowned In cheers and cheers and cheers.
SCONES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
SCONESS. One pound of flour, 2ozs butter, 2oz of castor sugar, one small teaspoon ful of carbonate of soda, one small teaspoonful of cream of tartar, one small teaspoonful of salt, one break fast cupful of milk. Mix the butter, flour, sugar, and salt together with the fingers ; mix cream of tartar and soda in the milk ; add the to the dry ingredients, mix well, and roll to about half an inch thickness. Cut in rounds, place on a flat tin which has been warmed and sprinkled with four. Bake in a quick over for fif teen minutes.
MELBOURNE CORN EXCHANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
MELBOURNE CORN EXCHANGE. A development has recently taken I place in the grain trade of Victoria which will be of great interest to farmers, namely, the formation of a corn exchange. The Melbourne C'orn Exchange has been established lu Melbourne, and the following gentle men elected to the committee:- Messrs. Thos. Roxhurgh. II. T. (;Gr rett, A. S. Mitchell. D. Hi. Dureau, C. It. Wood, P. S. Lemon, G. I.. far row, II. L. C. Fraser and S. It. _Xil goor. Provision is being made for asn, elated members. so that while the heart and nuclens of the concern i the brokers, there will be conuecred with it merchants, millers. maltsterr, woolhouses, and all others engaged in the trade. The objects of the exchange are:- The exchange of quotations, the facili tating of purchases, sales and settle ments, the maintenance of hontor~:tle dealings, ensurance of uniformity in commercial usages and contracts. the adjusting of controversies amongst traders and members, as well as imany other matters vit...
DANGER OF HIGH COLLARS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
DANGER OF HIGH COLLARS. That high collars. tend to produce nervous headaches among both meni and women is the recent discovery of a well-known Parisian physician. Quite accidentally the doctor's atten tion was directed to the ,'oy high and very tight style of collar worn by a patient who was always complain ing of headaches and giddiness. The collar was laid aside, thus removing the compression of the neck, and the patient's headaches and giddiness dis appeared. Struck by this result, the doctor paid particular attention to the kind of collars worn by his "headache pa tient,." and in very many Instances the change to lower and easier-fltting collars brought immediate relief. In the case of women wearing high, stiff neckbands it was found that doing away with these had a similarly bene ficial result. The doctor declares that nobody with any tendency to head ache should wear high collars. A statesman Is a man who tries to do his country good, but a politician Is one who tries to "do" ...
ARE COMPOSERS SHORT-LIVED? [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
ARE COMPOSERS SHORT-LIVED? It Is somewhat striking to note that' a number of great musicians were af flicted with physical infirmities. Mo zart. who only lived to the age of thirty-three, died of consumption. Schumann, who died at the age of forty-six--was for some years before his death confined in an asylum. Beethoven reached the age of fifty seven, but for many years previous to his death this great man of music was quite deaf. Mendelssohn died at the age of thirty-six. Schubert at thirty one. Weber at forty, Chopin at forty. Purcell at thirty-seven, and BIellini at thirty-three. There are, of course, a few exceptions. Bach. Hiaydn. and Handel all outlived their three-score years and ten. The latter, however, was for some years totally blind.
GIVING OURSELVES BEANS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
GIVING OURSELVES -BEANS. (By a Gardening Expert.) The food -controller has -issued a special request urging everyone to grow broad beans to help out the vegetable problem next summer. Broad beans present no difficulty in growing. The ground should be 'dug previously to planting, as deeply as may be. The seeds should be planted three inches deep and 4 inches apart. Place eyeside of seed downwards. The rows should be 31t. apart, unless you are growing a couple of rows only; in that case closer. If position is exposed put a stake each end of row and a cord each side of them; it protects from gusts dur ing spring storms. The Magazan, a long pod, is best for the earliest ; and if you go in for sc1tession, the Broad Windsor fol lows. The black fly is the greatest pest these beans suffer from. The most successful remedy is to cut off the top part with the sBis sors. There is no harm done in cut ting off, say, an inch of the top, whe ther the black fly is rampant or not; it prevents plants ...
LENGTH OF ANIMALS' LIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
LENGTH OF ANIMALS' LIVES. Whales seen, on the whole, to be particularly gifted with longevity ; those which supply us with whale bone are supposed to live for several centuries. Elephants rank fairly high, in India they often attain the age of one hundred years. A large class, in cluding horses, dogs, lions, tigers, cattle, and swine, have an age limit somewhere between twenty and thir ty years. Below that we have domes tic sheep, and lower still the smaller animals, such as rats and mice. Fish often attain a great age. For instance, salmon.a hundred years, eels between sixty and a hundred, while pike have even been known to reach two hundred. Crocodiles and tor toises live even longer. Birds are not to be outdone. An old grey parrot, which died a short time ago, lived for ninety years. Cockatoos frequent ly live to be 120 years old, and ravens over the century. The domestic goose is a long-lived bird when it is allowed to enjoy its full span of years without being sacrificed for th...
DANDENONG SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
DANDENONG SALE. The Gippsland and Northern Co operative Selling and Insurance Co. report-On 10th instant we held our usual weekly sale at Dandenong. Milkers, good yarding, demand easier. We sold one, Tharle Bros., at - £14, one, G. Lehman, at £14. Springers, fair yarding, demand easier except for forward springers. We sold twelve for G. Keys at £17 2s 6d; these springers were greatly admired for their breeding and quality; one, E. W. Hall, at £16 17s 6d; backward springers to £14 5s; store cows to £10 10s. Pigs and calves in good demand at late rates.
A MAN-CONTROLLED TORPEDO. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
A MAN-CONTROLLED TORPEDO. In actual battle, whatever it may have accompMlshed at point-blank range against hospital and merchant ships, the torpedo has been a com parative failure as far as accuracy goes. Consequently inventors have trrned their attention to the question of building a man-operated torpedo in which an .intrepid navigator would guide the deadly weapon right up to the mark, at the risk of his sharing the fate of the torpedoed ship. In the case of some of these designs, the navigator was suppoqed to leap over board when he had come near enough to make a hit a certainty, trusting to his cork-jacket to keep him afloat until he might be picked up. In the case of another design the inventor attaches to the torpedo a false stern, which is capable of separ ate flotation, and is provided with oars by which the daring navigator is expected to make his way back to a ship or the nearest shore. When he has driven his torpedo to within range, and has set the controls for the desire...
District News. Nar Nar Goon Nth. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
District News. Nar Nar Goon Nth. Friday, June 29, saw the local State school effort on behalf of the British Red Cross. Despite the gloomy ap pearance of the weather at about the time when people would be startirg. off, the hall was well filled and the result (about £10) is gratifying to the head teacher and her committee. ! The children contributed one -half., of .the programme, and for the other half many local artists kindly assisted. Such a high standard is maintained in these concerts, and so good is the order of the floor for the dance which in variably follows, that visitors were present from such far-off places as Longwarry, Bunyip and Cora Lynn. These people were quite satisfied with their night's entertainment and ex pressed the intention of coming again. The effort being for the British Red Cross appeal, the local residents decided to have no expenses. The ladies held a meeting and donated the refresh ments, while the gentlemen, not to be outdone, paid for the music for t...
HOW WE CAME TO EAT BREAD. WHY IT IS THE IDEAL FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
HOW WE GAME TO EAT BREAD. WHY IT IS THE IDEAL FOOD. "In the early history of the race our ancestors probably noticed that certain animals and birds sought much of their foods in the seeds -of grasses, while at- the same time the smaller, animals dug into the earth for, roots and tubers," observed Mr. Ernest D. Clarke in addressing the re cent Congress of Applied Chemistry. "Thus, man early learned to make` "the. starchy foods one of the main ar tides of -his daily fare, and it is true to-day that among all peoples .in all climates bread from cereals or some starchy substitute is the 'staff of life.' Among many animals the foods" of this type are the staple ration, and it is only the carnivora that scorn such a diet. "Upon digestion the starches are split into the sugars, which are then burned in the organism to yield their energy for the maintenance of the physical activities and physiological functions of the animals. Unlike the proteins, the carbohydrates and fats are used by anim...
Berwick News. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Berwick News. A largely attended meeting of local ratepayers was held on Wednesday evening to dsicuss the question of the street lighting in Berwick. After discussion, it was decided on the motion of Messrs Vieusseux and Mills to ask the council to - provide adequate lighting for the township. It was also agreed to ask the council for a financial statement of the riding. At the Presbyterian Church last Sunday evening," the Rev. W. Murray made special reference to the death of Gnr. C. Smith, -who was killed in France last month. The service was an impressive one, and at the close the Dead March .was played by Mrs Beaumont. With a view to attending to local requirements, a progress association has been formed. Mr Mills is presi dent, Mr McCann vice-president, and Mr Triado secretary. The proposal to hold a ball to raise funds for the Y.M.C.A. Field Service has been abandoned, and it is probable that arrangements will be made for a carnival later on. In a casualty list issued yesterday...
BLACK CABINET SECRETS HOW TRAITORS ARE OFTEN DISCOVERED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
BLACK CABINET SECRETS HOW TRAITORS ARE OFTEN DIS COVERED. "There are very few countries in Euqrope which have not what is known as a 'Black Cabinet'-a mysterious room set apart in the General Post Office in which the correspondence of persons suspected by the Govern ment is opened and read without their knowledge. Naturally, they don't admit their existence; but it is a fact that these spy-chambers exist, and are supported out of Secret Ser vice funds."' In Germany, At stria, and Turkey the "Black Cabinet" is a very for midable weapon in the hands of the respective Governments, and many a high-placed personage owes his im prisonment or "disappearance" to the secrets it has discovered. In Russia and Italy it has been a most formid able enemy* of anarchists and trai tors; and it played a very conspicu ous part in France in the rrc.gn of Napoleon III., when it was respon sible for the arrest of hundreds of prominent men who were ill-disposed to the Monarchy. Io cleveriy is irs worn or ...
WHY DOGS' NOSES ARE COLD. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
WHY DOGS' NOSES ARE COLD. When your faithful old dog pokes his nose into your hand, even your af fection cannot prevent a little shiver,. because the nose is so cold. Why. is it? When the body of a dog is so warm, why should this one spot be different from all the rest of him ? The old fable tells us that when Noah tried to get' all the animals in to the Ark some of them were trou blesome, and he had .to'get a dog to help him drive them in. Because of this, the dog was the last to enter the Ark. There was no room left, so he had to stand in the doorway with his nose outside in the wet, and it has never been warm since. Science gives quite another expla nation of the matter. The coldness of a :dog's nose is, it says, due to the fact that it must be kept moist .all the time in order to sharpen his sense of smell. And, of course, as the moisture is evaporating all the time, it keeps his nose cold. A dog depends a great deal on his powers of smell, especially in the wild state, and it i...
Pakenham Upper News. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Pakenham Upper News. The monthly mecting'of the Paken ham Upper Fruitgrowers' Association was held on Saturday, June 30th, when there was a large attendance of mem bers. The president (Mr A. B. Warner) read the details of the apple pool scheme p~ioposed by the executive of the Victorian Fruitgrowers' Central Association and adopted by the con ference of associations held in Mel bourne recently. The scheme was unanimously condemned by the members present, the general opinion being that the proposition was wholly and solely in the interests of the sub urban grower. A committee consisting of Messrs A. B. Warner, J. Ramage, S. Brown, G. H. Windsor and W. H. Came was appointed to consider the advisability of instituting a district packing shed. On Saturday last several members formed a " working bee " and pruned - the orchard of J:. Doyle, who is at the front.
Added Offence. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Added Offence. Country Justice: Ten and costs for reckless driving. Young Motorist: Listen, Judge! We were on our way to your office to have you marry us. Justice: Twenty and costs, then. You're a darned sight more reckless than I thought you were. Molly (between waltzes): Hie said the world had been llke a desert to him till he met me. Polly: That explains why he dances so like a camel, I supDose. An Irishman, passing a ehop where a notice was displayed saying that everything was sold by the yard, thought he would play a joke on the shopman, so he entered the shop and asked for a yard of milk. The shop. man, not in the least taken aback, dipped his fingers in a bowl of milk, and drew a line a yard long an the counter. Pat, not wishing to be caught -n his own trap, asked the price. - c ý 'a atd, the shopman. "All right, t3r," said Pat. "Roll it up; I'll take .J "*
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
For War Purposes only. A DEPOSIT OF 17 6 will purchase a Certificate for £1 £4 7 6 ,, ,, £5 £3 15 0 ,, £10 £43 15 0 s,,, o£50 x,37 10 0 ,, £, 100 £875 0 0 ,, £1000 Payable 3 yearm from date of pu?beaC.M Certiflcates are. transferabte by delivery being payaole to bearer, are exempt tronm t., ?.c." -th L.-v. free from Commonwealth and State Stamp Duty. Interest fre uf G an.uvwealtlh and State Income Tax. Every Maln Can help Win the War by participating in the War Every Woman Saving Certificates. Every Certificate purchaa l Every Child helps to bring victory cloeer. Ap:i ."n !uinsl r anarl .ti :nrnnnftion et .o n .ll k.. State Sinhtg CBank .nil 31o- Jy Ormer ot'; Om2cet Save and benefit youreolf. Bay Certifcat oeand beneft your country. Couocs Aont i ncMj or Ar!mttu 3Jm March. 1717 --* General Storekeeper and Baker. $+ P. O'H-alloran, MAIN ROA.D, PAKl.NHAM OLD. Standard Goods. Quality Always Tells. Prices Right. I Flour. Chaff, Bran, Pt,l!ard, Wheat. Oats, 'Potatoes and all kinds of Pr...