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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Business .otices. PAKENHAM COFFEE PALACE. Opposite Railway Station, .0 Mi I L E S, PROPRIETOR. Commercial Room. GcoI Stabling. Excellent Accommodation for Boarders.' Goxd Tab'e. Tariff Moderate Acetylene Gas. - Daily P"pars. - Piano. MfLR S. E. V. G A.BBE T T, (Next Coffee Pa'ace), - Drapery and Millinery. A most pleasing variety of Stest 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 M5ertry. ANDERSON BROS., CARTERS AND CONTRACTORS, GIPPSLAND ROAD, NEAR RECREATION RESERVE --030- Ploughing Done Anywhere. Lowest Price Daywork or per Acre. New Ground Broken Up. -oo---- - We are Expert Orchard Cultivators. - Our Work in this Direction most Carefully Done.' - The Old E?tablshed - BATMAN'8 HILL HOTEL C. H. WATSON, LUcor.oe. SPENCER STREET. MELBOUR?IE [Opposite Station] . Phone 2415. Recently Rebuilt. Excellent Accom muodation for Visitors. Hot and Cold jWa...
MARKET REPORTS. DANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday, July 10. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
MARKET REPORTS. ' lDANDENONG MARKET. Tuesday: July 10. Alex. ScotZdid Co., Pty. Ltd., Jos. Clarke and Co; and Adamson, Strettle and Co Pty. Ltd., conjointly'report: A good supply of milkers, springers and store stock. Thd demand easier; the following were the principal lots: -Milkers-J. Itughes one at .£24 10s, S. Kingston two to £23, G. Powell four to £18 10s, W. Brownfield one at £17, J. Kingston two to.£16, J. Coglan one at £,14 2s 6d, H. Masters one at £14 5s, H. Cameron one at £19 15s, J. Coote one at £19 10s, P. E. Hardy one at £17, Geo. Brunt one at £17, J. West two to £16 15s. Springers--t. Koetveld one at £15, W. Stephens four to 4£13, W. aBrownfield o.ne at £17, E. Henry one at £16 5s; store and young stock at late rates. Pigs --Jacon £3 5s to £3 17s 6d, porkers 45.3 to 52s, suckers 15s to 22s 6d. Calves, 13s to .£4. Sheep, ewes to 30s 6d; lambs to 23s.
THE CONDESCENDING LANDLADY [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
THE CONDESCENDING LANDLADY Miss Ethel Irving tells an amusing story relative to the very peculiar views still held in some quarters concerning the members of the pro fession of which she is so distin guished an ornament. Once, when on tour, all the hotels in a town where she was playing were full, and all the best lodgings were also occupied by farmers and their wives, owing to Its being cattle show week. Eventually she was glad to take shelter for the night in the humble abode of a good lady who eked out a slender income gained through -.tak ing in washing by letting lodgings to all and sundry. The landlady proved to he a good sort, however, and on leaving Miss Irving thanked her cordially for her kindness and consideration. Imagine the amused astonishment of the famous actress when the good lady, looking up from her wash-tub, said with benign condescension: "That's all right, my dear. I'm al ways good to theatricals, for I never know what my own children may come to." During a dis...
Original Anzacs. NEED FOR RELIEF. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Original Anzacs. NEED FOR RELIEF. To the men with the slightest sports manlike instinct the movement to re place the original Anzacs should ap pear strongly. OnlyE 5000 of the orig inal Anzacs are now fighting. Over two years of active service have not blunted the line spirit of these men. who are soldiers in the true sense of the word. They do not complain and are willing to carry on. The remain der of that brave force that made Aus tralia thrill with pride at their gal lant deeds on Gaba Tepe on April 25. 1915. are either dead or Invalided home. Their duty was done long ago. Think what two years' active service means. But these 5000 men are still cheerful despite over two years' ab sence from the land of their birth and separation from their wives or kin dred. They have created for them solves an imperishable record of mili tary virtue. What memories belong to those men. The fascinating land of Egypt is familiar to them. Then the ever-famous landing where the Australians' dashing ...
Then Silence Ensued. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Then Silence Ensued. Mrs. Slingem put her head over the fence and thus addressed her neighbor, who was hanging out her week's washing: "A family has moved into the emp ty house across the way, Mrs. Clothes line." "Yes, I know." "Did you notice their furniture?" "Not particularly." "Two loads, an' I wouldn't give a sovereign for a load of it. Carpets! I wouldn't put 'em down in my kit chen. And the children! I won't allow mine to associate with 'em. And the mother! She looks as if she had never known a day's happiness. The father drinks, I expect. Too bad that such people should come into the neighborhood. I wonder who they are?" "The mother is my sister, and the father is the superintendent of the Sunday-school." A painful silence ensued.
THE INNER PROMPTING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
THE INNER PROMPTING. The knight of the road was weary and footsore. He knocked at several doors, but could get no answer. At last he ramp to a house where a yoLng" woman was washing the step. He hur.i; over the gate, and in a very threatening voice Faid : 'Hi, nmieesn, die mre a drink o' milk, or else - tBefore he could finish his sentence a manly voice from within shouted; 'Or elee what ?" "Or plee a drink of water," whined the tramp.
Etiquette As It Is Taught. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Etiquette As It Is Taught. "Madam," began a book hawker, as the door opened. "I am selling a new work on etiquette and deportment." "Oh, you are!" she responded. "Go down there on the grass and clean the mud off your feet." "Yes'm. As I was saying, ma'am. I am sel-" "Take off your hat! Never address a strange lady at her door without re moving your hat." "Yes'm. Now, then, as I was say Ing-" "Take your hands out of your poc kets! No gentleman ever carries his hands there." "Yes'm. Now, ma'am, in calling your attention to this valuable-" "Wait! Put that dirty handkerchief out of sight. Now you look half way decent You have a look of etiquette and deportment. Very well. I don't want it. I am only the housemaid. You can come in, however, and talk with mistress. She called me names this morning, and I think she needs something of the kind."
Business Before Bravery. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Business Before Bravery. Benjamin Bossem. the foreman. was superintending the unloading of a vessel at the quayside, and was urging on his willing workers with every kind of invective to which he could turn his bitter tongue. But he overdid, it, for in his eagerness to render one of the men a little vigor ous assistance he slipped and-splash he went into the dark waters of the dock. Down he went, and it seemed that the riverside might never be en livened by the music of his voice again, when Hefty Herbert, one of the lightermen, gallantly dived in and brought Benjamin safe to land. The long day passed, and nothing was said regarding the accident, till Hefty felt that something at least was due to him for what he had done, and he approached the ungrateful one. "I see yer fall in, guv'nor," he said, insinuatingly, "and. I saved yer from drownin'. Afn't it worth nothing?" "No, you expressive example of any thing but a gentleman,," rasped Ben; "it ain't! If you'd been attending to busin...
Heeding Good Adive. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Heeding Good Adive. He was a junior, but keen to get on. His only companion in the first "smoker" was a well-known barris ter, who had made a large fortune in his profession. "I wish you would tell me your se cret of success," the young man said. "I will, if you pay my expenses during the- few days that I am going to be in York." "I will," replied the young man. "It is in this advice: Deny every thing, and insist upon proof." At York the barrister enjoyed all the luxuries that a good hotel could furnish, regardless of expense, and when the time for his departure ar rived, he passed the bill, of enormous proportions, to the young man, who was standing near. The latter mere ly glanced at it and returned it. "Aren't you going to pay?" said the other. "Pay what?" "The bill. Didn't you promise to pay my expenses whilst I was in York?" "MFy dear sir," was the retort, "Pde ny everything, and Insist upon proof." The lawyer paid the bill and lauglh ingly said: "Yon need no further ad vice fr...
South Pakenham. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
South Pakenham. Arbor Day was celebrated at the Pakenham South State school on Fri day, July 6. In the afternoon tree planting was carried out. The school committee and a good majority of parents attended. The school com mittee planted a tree each in their honor. Afterwards the children were entertained with refreshments and sweets to their enjoyment. Then a rehearsal of the patriotic concert, which took place in the evening, was gone through. At night the concert was held, and everything passed off smoothly, notwithstanding that the relieving teacher had to go away on the day of the concert, and Miss Ryan, the accompaniste, having to depart for Foster. Miss Ryan was always ready to help in any movement in connection with the school. This left the enter tainment rather uncertain. However, the good services of Mrs Shelton and the new teacher (Miss-Scott) were gives, and all passed off well. Mr J. O'Brien occupied the chair, and the following program was given to a large audience, aft...
Looked Suspicious. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Looked Suspicious. As 1Vldow Watts bent Industriously over her washtub she was treated to polite conversation by a male friend, who presently turned the conversation on matrimony, windinding up with a pro posal of marriage. "Are ye sure ye love me?" sighed the buxom widow, pausing in her wringing. And the man vowed he did. For a few minutes there was a si Ience as the widow. continued her la bor. .Then suddenly she raised her head and asked him, suspiciously: "You ain't lost yer job, 'ave yer?'"
Deputations. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
S Deputations. A deputation-MessrsJ. J. Millane, P. C. Anderson and T. Kelly-waited on thie council last Saturday and asked that a new road be made at Pakenham Upper to connect the Toomuc Valley and Upper Pakenham roads. Mr Millane said the road asked for was urgently needed, and the rate payers were willing to help the coun cil to secure it. It would give access to valuable land that was now blocked for want of a road, and as it was the desire of the Government to bring as much land as possib:e into production, landholders should be provided with good roads so as to get the produce to market. Special provision was to be made for the construction of sub sidiary roads, to act as feeders to the maih roads, and he thought the road asked for by the deputation might come under this head. Mr P. C. Anderson said the road was urgently needed, as there was no cross road for six miles. He pre sented the following petition, which showed that all the residents were in favor of the proposed road...
Legal Pleasantries. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Legal Pleasantries. The great law case was nearing its termination, and the prosecuting counsel felt the necessity for having a dig at the opposing counsel. "The arguments put forward by my friend," he remarked, "In stating his case are, to say the least of it. remarkable. I cannot help thinking that on entering the court this morn ing he must have dropped all his commonsense on the threshold." Opposing counsel jumped up to re ply: "I must compliment my learned friend on his speech, the exceptional brilliancy of which, coupled with the fact that he followed me into court this morning, lead me to think that he must have picked up a portion of that commonsense he accuses me of dropping on the threshold!"
A LUNAR EPISODE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
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 fifty years hence: The scene was one of supernatural weirdness. Tall, fantastic mountains reared tbrJr seamed peaks over a dreary waste of igneous rocks and burned out lava beds. Deep lakes of black water stood motionless as glass under frowning, honeycombed crags, from which ever and anor. dropped crumbled masses with a sullen plunge. Vegetation there was none. Bitter cold reigneft, :and ridges of black and s hapeless rocks cut the horizon on all sides, An extinct volcano loomed ag ainst 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, and the earth gleamed like a new-risen moon with a lurid, blood-like glow. ...
Appropriate Hymns. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Appropriate Hymns. Mr. A. G. Bradley, the well-known writer, tells a couple of good storie. concerning his schoolboy days at Marlborough College. "On one occasion." says Mr. Brad Icy, "I remember that the late Dr. W. G. Grace played in a match at Marlborough, and, marvellous to re late, the famous cricketer was bowled out by a schoolboy's first ball. "Whereupon the choir, at service that evening sang a hymn containing the boastfully significant line: 'The scanty triumphs Grace hath won.' "On another occasion two Marl borough bowlers named Wood and Stone played havoc with the wirkets of a visiting team from Cheltenham. and the choir celebrated the occasion by singing, 'The heathen in his blind ness bows down to Wood and Stone'!"
SAFETY TELEGRAPH FOR SHIPS. YOU CAN TALK TO SUBMERGED SUBMARINES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
SAFETY_ TELEGRAPH FOR SHIPS. YOU CAN TALK TO SUBMERGED SUBMARINES. The small boy has a noise-making toy, which for simplicity, cheapness, and, above all, effectiveness, can hard ly be surpassed. The principal com ponents of the contrivance are : one tomato can, one string, one lump of resin, and plenty of muscle in the small boy's right forearm. Into a hole in the bottom of the tomato can the string is run, a lumpy knot on its inner end preventing it from slipping completely through. This leaves a long, dangling cord when the ex-tomato container is held outward .in the boy's left hand. With his right he grasps the lump of resin and commences to stroke the string. A responsive "ee-ce-eck" emerges from the mouth of the can at the be ginning of the stroking process. Shrieks, cat-calls, and strident, ear splitting wails can be made to fol low the "ee-ee-eek." A BOY'S TOY SHOWS THIE WAY. In a sense, the contrivance is.not unlike a violin. The can is a resona tor ; so is the violin body. ...
Correspondence. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
Correspondence. (To the Editor.) Sir,-I think if " Jonathan " had the interest of this thriving little district really at heart, he would he agitating for something a good deal more drastic than the merely chang ing of the name of Berwick shire. It may be annoying to be running the risk of losing the run of one's corres pondence, but what about the man in the cart on one of our neglected country roads, don't he run no risks? Let " Jonathan " come for a drive with me and I will endeavor to con vince him. I am not so much con cerned about Berwick as I am about Cranbourne. Them are the boys. A drive over some of the roads in this particular shire would almost lead you to believe that we were all gone to the front. Anyhow, I am pleased to be able to say that the Water Com missioners are doing their part intvon nection with the lately developed Kooweerup drainage scheme. The clearing for the several drains is pro gressing favorably. Mr Desmond and his gang are in full swing on the Yalloc...
BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 13 July 1917
BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. The ordinary monthly meeting of the above took place on Saturday, when the following members were present: -Crs Close (president), Dore, Henty, Sharp, a'Beckett, Walsh and Cunning ham. FINANCE. Accounts amounting to £721 13s Sd were passed for payment. CORRESPONDENCE. From R. Anderson, sanitary con tractor, complaining that tins and bottles were placed in the pans.-To be asked to forward the names of offenders, on the motion of Crs Henty and a'Beckett. From Gerald Buckland, M. Frawley, R. C. Warren, C. Orchard and 24 other ratepayers, of Nar Nar Goon re bad state of the road between North Nar Nar Goon hall and Mrs Slessar's property. They asked that it be im mediately attended to.-Referred to annual inspection. From J. Moir, Tynong, re his in. crease in rates.-Received. From Department of Public Works re a water frontage at Nar Nar Goon, stating that Mr Stone had applied for a farther area of ons acre, and asking for a report on samde.-The secretary stated he ...