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PAKENHAM MONTHLY MARKET. Thursday, July 19. Adamson, Strettle & Co., Pty. Ltd., [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
PAKENHAM MONTHLY MARKET. Thursday, July 19. Adamson, Strettle & Co., Pty. Ltd., report a good yarding of cattle for ward and a fair sale, vendors reserves being rather high. Milkers, £11 to £13 15s; springers, £12 10s to £13 15s; lines of steer calves at £4; line 20 months heifers at £8 15s; fleshy cows to £9.
DANDENONG SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
DANDENONG SALE. The Gippsland and Northern Co operative Selling and Insurance Co. report-On 24th instant we held our usual weekly market at Dandenong. Fair yarding all classes of cattle. Milkers - Demand easier and prices slightly below last week's rates. Springers-Fair yarding, competition easier.' Forward springers to £15; backward do. £13; fat cows to £1215s; choppers, £10; store cows, £9 5s. Pigs -Fair supply forward.-Baconers to £4 5s; porkers to £3 10s. Calvcs in good demand at late rates.
Berwick Red Cross. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
Berwick Red Cross. The second annual meeting of the Berwick Red Cross Society was held at the Rechabite Hall on Friday last, When there was a large attendance. The meeting was opened by the president (Mrs J. B. Pearson), and ,the Rev. W. J. Murray was then voted to the chair. Mrs Pearson spoke of the good work done during the year, and referred to the loss that had been sustained by the branch through the death of Mrs W. H. Jarret, one of their most liberal supporters. Report and Balance Sheet. The following report and balance sheet were read by the secretary (Mrs Webster) - ".You are to be congratulated on the work of the past year. . The num ber of workers and the quality of the work have been well maintained. A good supply of garments and knitted articles ha'e been sent away. A few of the workers have left the district or dropped out. We regret the de parture of Mrs Thomas, who was the first secretary, and whose place will - be hard to-fill. We are glad to have our'president back...
Correspondence. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
Correspondence. To the Editor. Sir,-When " Struggling Up " un folded his tale of woe in your issue of Friday last, he omitted a very import ant part of the vegetable growers sad story. The perusal of this letter might give an altogether wrong im pression, as one might easily deduce from it that those associated in the Gippsland Co-operative Coy. were the progressives, and that the fellow in the rut was not a shareholder in the Company at all. Such, however, is not the case, as many who depend solely on vegetable growing for a liveli hood are shareholders and have been since the company's inception. Gener ally they sell their potatoes- through the GippsIand, but up to the present I don't think the company have made any arrangements in regard to the produce that "Struggling Up " speaks - of, and, in any case, whether we have representation of our own or not (in good seasons) the supply of vegetables is greater than the demand, and unless we can find some means of disposing of the surp...
Honors Easy. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
Honors Easy. People who were present smiled at the little passage of arms which took. place between two young ladies at a luncheon. One of them, a bride. shaking hands in her characteristi ally cordial way, said to the other: "I'm so - glad to meet you! You have afforded me ' so very much amusement lately." "AmusementT said the other. "Oh, yes." went on the bride. "I've been through my husband's desk, and rve read all his old love-letters. I found several very affectionate let ters from you, and I enjoyed reading them over so much.'" "I'm so glad you enjoyed them," purred the other. "But do come and see me very soon. Hero is my card. I have the answers to all those let ters, and you might like to read them as well. .Mr. X.'s letters are EO much more affectionate than those I wrote to him. I know you'll enjoy reading them ever so much more than you dih! mine."
THE COO-EE CONTINGENT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
THE COO-EE CONTINGENT. So much war literature has been produced by more or less unreliable stay-at-home patriots that the ordin ary reader is chary of tackling books or articles that profess to discribe soldier life at the iront In The Coo-ee LContingent one, however, has a de scription at first hand of what the author describes as "Bill Jim as fight er, good chum and lover," in'a series of sketches that leave no doubt or cheir absolute genuineness. The au thor with unnecessary modesty con ceals his identity, beyond disclosing the fact that he was an Australian ollicer trained at Broadmeadows and sailing from Port Melbourne, but the work he has done in an unobtrusive manner will live long after the war is over.' With a keen eye for humor and an equally keen sympathy for his com rades of the Tang and file, this Line Australian ofllcer depicts the doings sand sayings of Bill Jim under various circumstances and in many scenes with a fidelity and insight that speak woiumes tor his capac...
Their Way. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
Their Way. -"We're a tollabIe economical fam lIy, at our house," admitted Mr. Gap Johnson. of Iumpus Ridge, Ark. "Wdie, she cuts my hair, and me and her take turns at cutting the hair of the children, except Rip and Coonrod and Jeu'son LDvis. the three oldest ouys. 'they're going with the girls considerabLe, and say it hurts their iocial standing to have their heads o:ok as if' they had beea mingling in a light with wild cats. "\'ie also tries to cut down my clothes to lit the children in regular otuation, but it hain't altogether a ,uccess. You see, there's fourteen oi our young olive branches, nine of 'em joys, all of which are continually hol ,er;ng for more clothes, till, if I dlln'l a'sert miy authority occasionally, wife iould shore have - me reduced to ailth and gooseilesh in her zeal to ieep the kids covered. And, at that, uy tde time a garment of mine has sone down the line to Bearcat, my ,east boy, what with the cutting-down ,ild wearing-out as it came along, the ,nild ain...
"Modern Fig-Leaves." BOOTS! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
"Modern Fig-Leaves." BOOTSI By Alfred Lester. Boots are undoubtedly useful, but I should hardly describe them as ornamental. They look rather well when perched at unwearable angles on the plate-glass shelves of show windows; but in a homely row in the bedroom, or in the bathroom, or wherever you happen to keep them. they are not at all an inspiring sight. I know, because I went and had a look at my own modest collection Just now with a view to gaining a few in spirations on the subject of footwear. But after a gloomy interval I stole away and shut the door with the un happy conviction that I shall have to take to wearing shoes. There they stood, with their toes turned in and their tongues hanging out, the silliest-lnoking lot of creatures in the world. " ?.oy hadn't an idea between theml And to think that I've carried those boots about with me all over the country, permitting them to share my private Joys and sorrows, keeping them carefully in a good state of repair, and securing fo...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Some Winter Soups. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Some Winter Soups. To make onion soup, chop two me dium-sized onions and fry them to a rich brown in two ounces of butter over a moderate fire, for onions burn quickly. To them add a quart of boiling soup stock of any kind, or water or milk, and cubes of lightly toasted bread. When the soup is ready to serve, add a little grated cheese, after seasoning with salt and pepper. That which is termed "Flemish soup" is made with about two pounds of washed and picked Brussels sprouts, after adding ten potatoes, two onions, two leeks, salt and pep per. Cook all gently until the vege tables are tender; then pass them through a sieve. Force as much of the vegetable pulp through as pos sible. Then add one quart of beef stock. For tapioca soup, take a quarter of a cupful of tapioca, one cupful of cold water, one pint of boiling water, one quart of chicken or veal stock, one cupful of hot milk, the yolks of two eggs, salt and pepper. Soak the tapioca in the cold water for two hou...
The Heart of Daphne Published by Special Arrangement. Copyright. CHAPTER VI. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
The Heart of Daphne By LADY TROUBRIDGE, Author of "The Cheat," "The Soul of "Honor," "Love, the Locksmith," "The Girl with the Blue Eyes," etc. Pu Ished by Special Arrangement. Copyright. . . CHAPTER VI. Daphne had plenty of pluck. " She had Jbeen noted, for it. even as quite a little thing. And ther was prac tically nothing that a girl could do. that she had' not dared to do in the old days whenever she got a chance, from mounting her friends' horses, to negotiating a dangerous bit of ski ing in Switzerland. Of moral cour age, too, she had more than her share, and yet as Raffe edged himself betm'een her and the. door, with an evident interition of pret-enting her leaving the room, a real tamult of terror came over her, such as she had never felt .before in the whole of her existence;' and her nerve being gone, she did not know? quite what to do, and so edged awkwardly back .to the very door itself, putting her hand forward blindly, feeling for the knob. Instead of it reaching the h...
BLOWN OUT OF BED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
BLOWN OUT OF BED. Jenkinson looked at his partner sharply when he arrived at the office one morning. "Man alive," he said anxiously, "you look rotten. What's up ?" "I feel rotten," said .Johnson Wearily. "I was blown ot:t of bed at five o'clock this morning." "What? Was there an air raid, then ?" "No ! Somebody, curse him, brought the baby a trumpet yester day." "Where do we find the moat mfear able of men ?" exclaimed the tem perance reformer. "You don't have to find him," re sponded the man in the back row,. "He hunts you up and tells you all about it "
HALF-CROWNS LIVE LONGEST. Sixpence Lasts Twenty-eight Years. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
HALF-CROWNS LIVE LONGEST. Sixpence Lasts Twenty-eight Years. The sixpence is the shortest-lived of all coins. The average sixpence only lasts twenty-eight years before becoming so worn and thin tha it has to be withdrawn from circulation. Threepenny-bits last, on the aver age, four years longer. The longest lived coin of all is the half-crown. The average half-crown reaches the ripe old age of sixty-four. It takes forty-five years to wear the inscrip tfion off a florin, while the average shilling is unfit for use in forty-one Gold coins, for some reason, ha. shorter lives than they used to have Sovereigns nowadays only last twen ty-four years as against twenty-eight a few years ago. Half-sovereigns are now presentable for only fifteen years, and their lives are gettlan" steadily shorter. Worn coins are always being wit!h drawn from circulation to the extena of millions of pounds a year.
LOVING TOO LATE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
LOVING TOO LATE. The best, the fairest, most beloved Lfe where but tombstones tell their name, Forgotten by the hurrying crowd. With none to tell of whence they came. Love may have marked their resting place, By kindly word and tear-stained eye, But love itself is dead, and now The slab alone tell where they lie. Through dim millenniums thus we trace, Age after age the story must re peat- To-day the loved pass from our side, To-morrow, calls us to their feet. Then what has time whereof to boastT And what has man to call his own? His vigil ends before the night, And darkness finds him all alone. Great Father, teach us how to love, The loved, responsive, by our side To touch with kindly hand while still, The loving and the loved abide. -R. Hare. Cooranbong, N.S.W.
Voluntary Island. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
Voluntary Island. Australians are well accustomed to the knowledge that they are the resi dents of an island, continent though it be. It came, however, with some thing of novelty, when they were told by the plain-spoken Mr. Hughes the other day that we in Australia are liv ing on an "island of voluntaryism sur rounded by a sea of conscription." Very little reflection is necessary to show that this is so, and this being ad mitted, it is equally clear that no effort should be spared to make the record of this island of voluntaryism at least equal to that of the conscript countries with whom it is in friendly competition. As to the needs -of the Australian divisions who are fighting the nation's battles on the other side of the world, there can be no second thought, and all- that the eligibles in Australia, calculated by the Govern ment authorities at 145,000 single men and 280,000 married men, have to de cide is when they will step forward and offer to do their share. Many glowing pic...
COULDN'T BE BOTHERED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
COULDN'T BE BOTHERED. Mike had seen nearly every clock in the shop, but had discarded all. of them as not being good econgh for his purpose. The weary shopman had exhausted his whole stock except a few cuckoo clocks, so he brought these forward as a last resource, and vowed he would do his best to sell one or know the reason why. "Do the clocks strike the hours ?" asked Mike. "I'll show you what they do," said the shopman. And he set the hands of one to a few minutes to twelve. When the little door flew open and the cuckoo thrust his head out, cuc kooing away for dear life, Mike was thunderstruck. But when the bird disappeared he looked glum, and pont dered in gloomy thought for a mo ment. "Well, how do you like that ?" ask ed the shopman. "That's a staggerer for you, isn't it ?" "Faith and begorra, I should think it is," declared Mike. "It's trouble enough to remember to wind it, with out having to think of feeding the bird."
EVER SO MUCH MORE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
EVER SO MUCH MORE. When he reached the age of twenty one. Bertie Brainless shook the dust of his native village from his feet and travelled. At the end of twelve months he came home determined to swank in the village. He was invited to bun fights and high teas, and bask ed in the flattery and respectful at tention he received from the country folk. At one house he chanced to re fer to "a stay in Holland and the Netherlands." "Beg pardon," said one of the guests, "but are not the terms 'HA1 land' and 'the Netherlands' synony mous ?" Bertie gulped, but he wasn't going to be beaten. "Of course," be said. "But you must know that Holland is the more synonymous of the two."
WHAT HE'D ACQUIRED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 27 July 1917
WHAT HE'D ACQUIRED. The younger son, not being over bright, and somewhat inclined to laziness, was packed off to the colo nies to "make good." He wrote irre gularly, and told his people very lit tle about himself. Years passed, and the elder brother, who had prospered, decided to pay the exile a visit. He found him unshaven and very much changed in habits and speech. "Well, Jim, boy," said the elder brother, "you don't seem to have prospered much in all these years." "Prospered ?" cried Jim. "I have prospered. Why, when I came out here I had nothing-nothing. And now, just look at me. I got nine dawgs !"