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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 11 May 1917
0". i L ES, PR?0 e-x?c0'? Commnrcial Room. Gcdd Stabling. xelleat Ackcommodation for Boarders. Good Table. Tariff Moderate Acetylene Gas. - Daily Papers. - Piano. SRS . V.. GABBE TT, (Next Coffee Palace), Drapery and Millinery. A . cst pleasing variety of I t?aest ".ovelties for Autumn and Winter. N w'Season s Coats. - Attractive Bouses. S ' Ladies' and Children's Hats. Dress Gcods. - General Drapery. - Fanry Goods. Haberdashery, Manchester, and MIeicery. , A-NDEPR S ON B RO.S., $ CARTERS AND CONTiACTrOS, .irghing Done Anywhere, Lowest P.ice Daywork.or per Acre, 'New Ground B.oken Up. I - -o00- , - We are Expart Orchard Cultivators. - Our Work in this Direction most Carefully Done. -- A STO U. CONDITIONA . .H r HEARNE'Sy Br~ onhii Cre Special .Noticss PAKENHAM EAST (Opposite Shire Hall).'': Boots made to Order and Bepaired. Hand Sewn Work a Specialty. -A TRIAL SOLICITED. Terms, Strictly Cash.. PHOTOGRAPHER. J. C. RUSHTON. Studio : Mair 8 reet, opposite Shire HaQl. Photography in all...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 11 May 1917
In presenting our readers with the first issue of the " Gazette " we desire to thank all who have helped towards its establishment A glance over the paper will show that it has been very liberally supported by advertisers and: as the list of subscribers is fairly lengthy, the career of the new journal promises to be a pro3per cus one. The residents of the district have done their share in bringing the " Gazette " into ex istence, and we recognize that it is now for us to do our part, and we will endeavor to do it faith fflly. It is (ur intqntion to usa all our energies for the further ance of the interests of the community. and in return we hope to receive the support of all who wish to see the district prosper. Matters of local interest will be kept steadi y in view, promoted where possiole, and protected in every way, at all tim-s. To this end. suggestions. information and criticisms are invited from those who have the ability and inclina tion to give a helping hand. The cJlumns o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 11 May 1917
,P'aler1 aim GOarage AND MOTOR SERVICE STATION. (Oppoi e Rai:way Statioz) Cars for Hire, Day and Night. A 1 Accesso:ies - Benzine, &c, S:ocked, CHARGES MODERATE. - Phone STIPHENSON and BLOOMFIELD, Proprietors. Local Agent - Reliable '' Shackloth " like Bike Repairs and all SDuplicates. -&a General Storekeeper and Baker. $-E P_ O'ilailorarn, MAIN RO \D, PAKLNHAM OLD. Standard Goods. Quality Always Tells. Prices Right. Flour. Chaff, Bran, Pollard, Wheat. Oats, Potatoes and all kinds of Produce. Crockery and Glassware of every Descrip ion. Ladies'. Men's. Youths' and Children's Boots. Only one Quality - The very Best. Butter and Eggs bought. - Highest prices, any quantity. Delivery Carts - Township and District daily. All orders promptly attended to. The Place to get a Square Deal. S?x-rTJUR G11rIN?Er (LATE "OF COCKATOO), Wholesale and Retail Butcher, MAIN STREET, PAKENHAM. New and Up-tc-3ate Brick Premises. Only Best Qualities Supplied. Corned Beef a Specialty. Sausage...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 11 May 1917
LOCAL NEWS. Owing to pressure on our space by advts:, we are compelled to hold over an interesting letter from Mr Auhl of Gembrook, and an article by Mrs Hargraves, of Beaconsfield, on flax culture. Owing to Saturday last being elec tion day, the ordinary monthly meeting of the council was postponed and will take place to-morow. With a view to obtaining reliable statistical evidence of the transmission of hereditary unsoundness and also of freedom from unsoundness of horses, Mr W. A. N. Robertson, Chief Veterinary Officer of the Department of &nbsp; Agriculture, is forwarding a circular to all owners of stallions in this dis trict, asking them for particulars of any pedigree cards that may have come into their possession during the past 10 to 15 years. They are asked to send a copy of the cards or to send the original, which will be returned after a copy is made. The Red Cross Society at Beacons- field Upper is arranging for a Soldiers' Box Competition, and the particulars a...
BOWLED OUT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
BOWLED OUT. If anybody ever insinuated to old IFerris that he read the postcards that passed through his hands, the old chap was most indignant. But on one occasion he was fairly caught. In addition to being the .village postmaster, Ferris runs a small gen eral stores. A lady gave him rather a large order one morning, including a ham and a cheese. Next day she came down to the shop to see why these articles had not been delivered with the reit of the goods. "Oh,"- said old Ferris, calmly, with out thinking, '"IT saw' by that post card ye had yesterday that yer friends were not coming, so I thought you'd not be needing them !"
SOME TREE! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
SOME TREE ! "Trees!" scoffed the visitor in the village inn. "Why, you fellows have never seem a really big tree ! Now, in the States we have them of a fair size. Oh, yes t Why, I remember, out in Texas, they felled one across a ra vine over which it would have cost to$ much to build a bridge ! Well, they just hollowed out that tree, and had a dandy bridge." Exclamations of sirprise and incre dulity from his wide-eyed audience. "Sure, I know it was a fact, be cause I've often driven across it!" he asserted. "And one day I was driv ing a load of hay over when I met a man coming from the other side, also with a load of hay. Neither of us could go back or forward." "What did you do ?" asked a par ticularcy trusting soul. "Oh. I just backed my waggon in a hollow branch, and&let him pass !"
OH, THE LANGUAGE! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
OH, THE LANGU'AGE ! It had been a very tiring case for everybody concerned. The plaintiff and the defendant were both country men, and had had to have every thing explained to them at least i twice. "Do I understand, my man," said the magistrate at one point, that the defendant hurled invectives at you?" The plaintiff scratched his head wild Iy. Then slowly a look of understan-. ding dawned in his eyes as he replied: "No, sir. To tell the truth, it was only bricks as he threw at me; but wot I complain about was the ter ribIe way he swore at me when they missed !'"
A SLOW CAR. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
A SLOW CAR. As the new electric car reached the terminus an old man with a long white beard rose feebly from his7 seat and tottered towards the door. He was, bowever, stopped by the con ductor, who said: "Your fare, please." "I paid my fare." "When? I don't remember it." "Why, I paid you when I got on the car." "Where did you get on ?" "At the Imperial." "That won't do. When I left the Imperial there was only a little boy on the car." "Yes," answered the old man, "I know it. I was that little boy."
ASKED AND ANSWERED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
ASKED AND ANSWERED. It was the-office of the great sport ing newspaper, and the golf editor was taking a brief holiday. In his Rbsence the inquiries from readers which the golfing man answered through his correspondence column were handed to the racing editor. "Which is the better course," wrote an ardent follower of the Royal and ancient game, "to fulzle one's put or to fetter on the tee ?" The turf man tilted back his chair and smoked five cigarettes before taking his pen in hand. Then, when he had come to a decision on the weighty problem, he wrote as follows: "Should a player snaggle his iron, it is permissible for him to fuzzle his put; but a better plan would be to drop his guppy into the pringle and snoodle it out with a niblick."
POTATOES. HOW TO USE THEM ECONOMICALLY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
POTATOES. HOW TO USE THEM ECONOMI CALLY. The Board of Agriculture and Fish eries (Enz.) have issued a leaflet showing how potatoes may be used mcst economically. The following is an extract: The following points may be taken as maxims .n economising potatoes: (1.) In cooking for the table pota toes should be boiled or steamed in their jackets; this will reduce the loss to a minimum. To facilitate the escape of steam and prevent the cooked potatoes from becoming "stodgy," it is useful to make a cut in the skin of the tubers at each end. 2.) In baking potatoes slow cooking is desirable, so that the skin does not "bake" on to the "flesh." and so cause loss. The skin should he prick ed or cut before taking to permit the escape of steam. Proper baking of potatoes involves little if any greater loss than boiling in their jackets. (3.) If because of injuries to the surface, or for any other reason, po tatoes must be pared, they should be cooked by steaming, or by cooking in the smallest po...
NOTHING SERIOUS. NOT PARTICULAR. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
NOTHING SERIOUS. '? -t-- NOT PARTICULAR. He sat in the millionaire's study, and twirled his moustache and his walking stick alternately. Obviously his errand was a desperate one, and from the anguished look in his eyed one could guess that his suffering was located around the heart. "Sir," he cried, as the'great man entered, "I love your daughter ! Do not leave me in suspense ! I know that I have nothing to offer her-nei ther money nor position. I know that my debts are heavy, and that my chances of success in life are small. Y?t, so deep is my love, so over whelming, so all-consuming, that I disregard' these worldly trifles, and dare to aspire to win her little hand!' "So? But to which o[f my daugh ters do you.refer ? Can it be----" "Ah, sir,"' cried the agonised swain, "I leave that matter entirely in your hands !"
BLOOD PRESSURE FALLACIES. THINGS THAT DECEIVE THE DOCTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
BLOOD PRESSURE FALLACIES. THINGS 'rHAT DECEIVE THE DOCTOR. No one should be worried when a physician, after an examination, tells him his blood pressuLre is too high. I He should insist that it be tested ag ain and again, every minute or every two minutes for half-an-hour, and on several successive days. And be should avoid all known sources of high pressure until after the final test. Then and only then need he ac cept the verdict that his blood pres sure is tco high. The authority for these statements is Dr. George Dearborn, who for many years has specialised in the subiect. He ridicules the methods at present in vogue for measuring it. He lists twenty-four things that may raise or lower the blood pressure at the time it is being taken. Among these are: Time of day, degree of training, re centcy of eating, sex, heat and humi dity, relaxation or stiffening of the body, mental condition and move ments, hbesides the purely physiologi cal conditions of the heart, arteries, and muscles...
"PHYSICALLY FIT." WHAT IS YOUR CATEGORY? [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
"PHYVSICALLY FIT." WHAT IS YOUR CATEGORY ? One of the features of the Army ol to-day is the classification of every man into a category which "places" him at once according to his stage of training or physical fitness. There are five main categories-A, B, C, D, and E, and the first four of these are again sub-divided. A recruit on ioining, if found physically fit for general service, is automatically clas sified as A2, which means that he is physically fit for service at the Front as soon as he is trained. When his training is complete, and he is ready for drafting-overseas, he becomes an Al man. Category A 4 applies only to boys under 19 years of age, and they continue to be so classified until they reach that age, when they, too, be come A 1 if their training is com plete. Category A 3 is applied only to men who have returned from over seas, and denotes that they are to undergo a special hardening training to make them fit to tight again. GARRISON DUTY. So much for Category A; but...
UNGALLANT PROVERBS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
UNGALLANT PROVERBS. The Spanish rhyme has it: "Were a woman as little as she is good. a pea pod would make her a gown and a hood." An old English saying : "If a man lose a woman and a farthing, he will be sorry he lost the farthing." The French adage : "A man of straw is worth a woman of gold." The German: "There are only two good women in the world-one dead and the other can't be found." The Scotch say : "Honest men mar ry soon, wise men never." In Fife they snay: "The next best thing to no wile is a good wife." The Arabian declares : "Words are women; deeds are men." Tli~e Persian sage says that a wo man's wisdom is under her heel. The German afrirms that every daughter of Eve would rather he beai:tiful than good. The Persian asserts that women and dragons are best out of the world. ' The Corsican says : "Just as a good and a bad horse both need the spur, a good and a bad woman both need the stick." The Hindu: "A man is not obeyed by his wife in his own house. nor does she conside...
BLACKBIRD THAT MIXED UP TRAINS. DID HE MEAN TO DECEIVE? [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
BLACKBIRD THAi MIXED UP TRAINS. * DID HE MEAN TO DECEIVE ? The switchmen, train despatchers, and station men in the railway sta tion at Basel. Switzerland, had been bothered for some time by toots of whistles, giving signals contrary to or in defiance of the code and of the signals they had set or were setting. They suspected some malicious prac tical joker, but could, not find him. The whistles disorganised the service and imperilled the trains until chance showed up.the rascal. This was a blackbird which came regularly at certain hours to perch upon a tree or a roof and get a fresh lesson in whistling. He listened to the signals and imitated them, generally at the wrong time, with extraordinary per fection. He had learned the signals for "go ahead,". "stop," for train coupling, etc. The Lausanne news paper which tells the story does not .relate what steps the railway ofi cials took to stop the blackbird's mischief making.
MRS. BINKS—ONE AND TWO. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
MRS. BINKS-ONE AND TWO. The first Mrs. Binks was a country girl, a plain and homely she, and her mother would come to sl ay a week, I but never stop less than three. While Binks was out at his work in town, as he used to be every day, the first Mrs. Binks to her homely ma would roll up her sleeves and say: "Mother, pass us that bit o' steak, and give us the rollin'-pin. I'll fix up his supper in half a shake. ' Law sakes ! Jack'll soon be in. Root out rthe pepper and salt and such. Jack's fond of his victuals hot. A flavour less pudding ain't up to much. Now just reach me down that pot. I'll bet you old Jack'll enjoy this 'ere, 'cos after a three-mile walk a feller can do wi' a drop o' beer, and flourish his knife and fork." Mrs. Binks number two was a town bred lass, who'd been to a high-class school, with the brand new style tof preparing food; she'll potter around and fool. The "general" maid is the "kitchen helpf' when cooking is go ing on, and she talks like this to the worried...
ROMANTIC ESCAPES. TWO WELSH GIRLS RESCUE FRENCH PRISONERS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 17 May 1917
ROMANTIC ESCAPES. TWO WELSH GIRLS RESCUE FRENCH PRISONERS. Romantic escapes from durance vile are few and tar between, and it has to be admitted that a game so energe tic and exacting is not for the spirit less or faint. In his book. "The Romance of Es capes" Mr. Tighe Hopkins vividly re lates the circumstances surrounding the escape from the guillotine of a nobleman named Chateauhrun. The story reads more like a passage of dreamland than an adventure which actually took place during the French Revolution. To be present as a spectator at the rehearsal of his own death by guillo tine, to watch the dripping blade at work, to say, "Two more, and it will be I," and then to drift bodily from the scene, to find oneself sitting in a tavern and cracking a bottle with a stranger-this was Chateaubrun's awful experience. After twelve or fifteen executions some part of the guillotine gave way and a workman was sent for. The doomed man, his hands tied beind him, was standing close under the mach...