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"DID THEY, THEN," [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
"DID THEY, THEN," Old Maid (overjoyed at the unex pected recovery of her- Iong.lost Too ties) : "And, tell me, James, where did you find the sweet little darl ing ?" James : "Well, mum-er--the fact Is, a low sort of fellow had him tied to a pole and was washing windows with him." Pickles should never be kept in glazed ware, as the vinegar forma a poisonous compound with the glazing.
COMMITTEE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
COMMITTEE ?E~ETING. A meeting of committee was held after the annual meeting. . Mr W. Wilson pointed out that the Society was celebrating its Diamond Jubilee this year, and as Mr Lecky was their oldest member it was only right that he should be president. The honor was due to him, and he was sure that members wo-ild be pleased to see him in the-chair. He moved that Mr Lecky be presid-nt for the ensuing year. The motion was seconded by Mr G. Brunt. Mr Lecky thanked the mover and seconder of the motion, but declined to accept the honor, remarking that he did not feel well enough to undertake the duties. Mr TW. Wilson and Mr W. G. a'Beckett were then nominated for the position, and Mr Wilson was elected. Mr W. G. a'Beckett and Mr A. B. Pearson were elected vice-presidents.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
Business .votices.. PAKENHAM COFFEE PALACE..-:. Opposite Raiiway Station. . Commercial Room. Gcod Si?bling. Excellent Accommodaion for Boarders. God Tabte. Tariff Moderate Acetylene as. -- Daily Papers. - Piano. - . MRS. E V. GABBETT, 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. SA NDER SO N B R OS., CARTERS AND CONTRACTORS, - - GIPPSLAND ROAD, NEAR RECREATION RESERVE. I---ooo-- Ploughing Done Anywhere, Lowest Price Daywork or per Acre. New (Ground BrokenUp, ---oco- - We are Expert Orchard Cultivators. - Our Work in this Direction most Carefully Done. - The Old Eacab-hIdd - - BATAI'?8 HILL HOTEL C. H. WATSON, LLce?uee. SPENCER STREET. MELBOURNE [Opposite Station] Phone 1415. Recently Rebuilt. Exoellent Accou - modation for Visitors. Hot and Cold Water. Elect...
PAKENHAM UPPER FRUITGROWERS' ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
PAKENHAM UPPER FRUIT GROWERS' ASSOCIATION. The monthly meeting of the Fruit growers Association was held on Satur day last, 28th inst., Mr A. B. Warner (president) in the chair. The committee appointed to go into the quesjion of co-operative grading and packing of .apples presented the following report to the meeting, which was adopted. " Your committee met on Saturday, 21st inst., and beg to submit the following report :-The first question to be considered was-Is the principle of co-operative grading and packing a sound, economic, business proposition? This was answered in the affirmative for the following reasons: ; (A.) Co-operative grading and pack ing would ensure uniformity in packing to a certain standard, which would un doubtedly create complete confidence in the buyer once the pack becamhe known, largely increase the demand and consequently command the highest market rates. Interstate buyers in particular, who are denied facilities for personally inspecting the fruit offere...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
Owing to pressure on our space, we are compelled ta hold over several news items. The shire elections will take place on the 23rd of this month, and Wed nesday next has"been fixed as nomina tion day. There will be contests in the Beaconsfield and Pakenham ridings. For the former, Cr Martin is being opposed by Mr Hurditch, and for the seat-in the Pakenham riding, to be vacated by Cr Close, there are two aspirants-Mr T. Kelly and Mr W. J. Stephenson. It is not probable there will be a contest in the other ridings. The erection of new banking pre mises in Pakenham for the Commercial Bank is to be proceeded with shortly. Mr Richards, of Melbourne, has the contract. Our local builders, Messrs Bloomfield and Stephenson, were the lowest on the first tender, but were beaten on a cutting down of the work. A meeting is to be held next Tues day evening to arrange a date for the football match between the Pakenham old-time players and the present Junior Club. A service in connection with the th...
Evidence of Genius. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
Evidence of Genius. "You waste your time painting pic tures." "You are wrong-I sell my pic tures." "Which fact convinces me you can sell anything. Why not take up in surance, or motors, or something with big money in It?" "Natural philosophy, my boy, is the science of cause and effect. Now, you see tile steam coming out of the syout of that kettle, don't youl? But you don't know why it does so--" :'Oh. yes, I do, dad! The steam comes out of the kettle so that mother can open your letters without your knowing it!"
HEAR! HEAR! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
HEAR! HEAR! It was quite an informal little ga thering in the wilds of Suburbia. Each guest in turn was asked to contribute something to the even ing's entertainment, and the alacrity with which most of the guests com plied was the cause of a good, deal of unnecessary Tsuffering., - ., ?-? The hostess had been coaxing -a young lady to sing, but to no pur pose. "What do you think of a girl who can sing and won't sing ?" she asked of a bachelor guest. - "I think," he replied, "that's she worth a dozen girls who can't sing but will sing."
A Compromise. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
A Compromise. A young Scottish lady, an active canvasser for funds in support of the church with which she was connect ed, called upon a poor man to solicit his mite, and after trying in vain to find some means by which he .might be induced to save a penny a week towards the sustentation of the min inster, she asked: "Do you shave yourself, Donald?" "No. ma'am." "How much does your shaving cost you?" "Twopence a week." "Could you not learn to shave your self, and save the twopence, which you might give to the fund?" "'Deed, I'm ower auld to. learn." Then speaking decisively: "But I'll tell you what I will do if you like if your minister will,come and shave me, I'll give him the twopence." Messrs. WV. Reynolds and Son Pty. Ltd. report prices for week ending July 25, 1917:-Beef:-Prime bodies, 43/ to 51/ per 100 Ibs.; medium, 45/ to 47/. Prime Fores, 42/ to 44/ per 100 Ibs.; medium, 40/ to 41/. Prime hinds, 54/ to 55/ per 100 lbs.; medium, 51/ to 52. Sheep: - Prime, light, 5 5-8d. to 5...
DUCKS AND GREEN PEAS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
DUCKS AND GREEN PEAS. Let us take the green pea first. The cultivation of this popular fa vourite is well known to the experi er.ced amateur. In all probability his ground had been prepared by deep digging and manuring since early winter, and his trenches laid open for the benefit they receive from frost and air. But we address ourselves more par ticularly to the war gardener, and .are classing him as quite a beginner. Nevertheless, we may be permitted to hope he has had the foresight to get in a load of manure. Magaure, while not indispensable, is most` useful, Peas will repay a little fertilising influence among their roots. Peas are of various heights, from one foot to six or seven feet. If you know something of gardening and have prepared a good deep trench, and are willing to manure liberally, and will not look twice at the. cost of good sticks, you. can get splendid crops with fine pods from the tall varieties. On the other hand, if your experi ence is still to come, and you h...
Both Skinned. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
Both Skinned. The bill-besieged husband tossed restlessly upon his bed as he ponder ed over his wife's extravagant ways. All his money seemed to go in clothes for her-hats for her. shoes for her. coats for her, frills for her-and the latest bill. for furs. had been the greatest staggerer of them all. Slowly, however, sleep conquered care. and he dropped off. And then he dreamed a dream. Walking along Collins-street, he met a strange col lection of animals-several foxes. a beaver, and some seals-and they had no coats. lie wondered, and then the beaver explained: We were skinned for your wife's furs!" The sleeper smiled wanly. "Ah!" he murmured, wearily, 'so was I!" Portly Dame (with the aid of her maid, struggling into her last sea son's winter jacket): Why, Jane. I really believe this thing has shrunk! Jane: Yes, m'm; it is really won derful how clothes do shrink at your time of life. Rub the hands on a stick of celery after peeling onions, and the smell will be entirely removed. Xm...
Breaking It Gently. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
Breaking It Gently. The iRev. Thomas Horne. known far anil wide as the "slhownan's parson," has, as mighlt he expected, a wonder ful budget of storie. relating to the show-folk lie ministers to. Here is one that concerns the pro prietor of - certain travelling menag erie. He had struck a streak of bad luck, having lost a number of valu able animals by accident and other wise. Therefore, it was with sympathetic mien that one of the keepers under took the task of breaking the news of another disaster. He began thus: ".Mr. Smith, you remember that laughin' hyena in cage 9?" "Remember the laughing hyena?" demanded the owner angrily. "What the deuce are you driving at?" "Only this, Mr. Smith, he ain't got nothin' to laugh at this morning!" The yryng hopeful of four years had been a source of continual vexa tion and trouble all through the meal. and at its finish a lady friend turned to the child's mother and said: "If your boy belonged to enc I shouldn't stand so much of his non sense at...
SAM THE SPRUCER. He Talks of the Civilian's Hardships and the Higher Patriotism. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
SAM THE SPRUCER. He Talks of the Civilian's Hardships and the Higher Patriotism. By F. \V. Thomas. "It's a wonder to me how you poor beggars of civvies manage to live," said Sam. "There was a lady sitting here this morning-I know she was a real lady because she referred to me by accident as a common soldier, and then apologised very handsome after wards. But she needn't have! Sol diers are common enough. There's millions of 'em. Probably more Tom mies than taters in the world to-day. "Well, this dame with the powder onl her nose was complaining that the Government had prohibited, or. in plain English, put the lid on, the Importation of Eau de Polony. She said it was a scandal. I said so too. I always do." It saves time. and you can't punch a lady on the nose, spe cially when it's powdered. So I let her froth and chew the fat. "According to her account, life without Eau de I'olony was impos sible, and Mr. Lloyd George ought to be ashamed of himself. Why didn't we give in, so's the la...
Railway Time Table. TRAINS TO MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
Railway Time Table. TRAINS TO MELBOURNE. Pakenhamn 7.7 a.m., Officer 7.16, ,eaconsfield 7.22, Berwick 7.27, Narre Warren; 7.22, Dandenong 7.45, Mel bourne ...17. Pakenlharm 7.32 a.m., Officer 7.43, Beaconsiield 7.50, Berwick 8.0, Narre Warren 8.10, Dandenong 8.29, Mel bourne 9.40 Pakenham 11.51 a.m., Officer 12.3, Beaconsfield 12.10, Berwick 12.16, Narre Warren 12.22, Dandenong 12.35 p.m., Melbourne 1.35. Pakenham 8.47 p.m., Officer 8.56, Beaconsfield 9.3, Berwick 9.9, Narre Warren 9.18, Dandenong 9.32, Mel bourne 10.31. Thursdays and Fridays - Pakenham 4.56 p.m., OfIicer 5.6, lBeadonsfield 5.15, [?-rwick 5.22, Narre Warren 5.35, Danden',ng 5.5I, Melbourne 7.11. Saturdays -- Pakenham 3.56 p.m., Otiicer 4.5,' Ucacomsticld 4.13, Berwick 4.18, Dandeng, 41.40, Melbourne 5.15. Sundays--I'ak.enhamr 7.9 p.m, Officer 7.22, Be'aconl field 7.:, Berwick 7.36, Dandenong 7.56, Melbourne 9.0.
THE TRUTH IN VERSE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
THE TRUTH IN VERSE. Dr. Oliver Wendell Hiolmon. at a country charitable fair, was entreat ed to furnish a letter for the post office. Ite seized a sheet of paper and between Its folds placed a one dollar hbank-note. Then. turning to the first page, the genial doctor wrote the following verse: Dear lady, whosoe'er thou art, Turn this poor page with trembling care; But hush, oh hush thy boating heart. The one thou lovest will be there! The page turned disclosed the at tractive green-back. On the third page, opposite the bank-note, he wrote: 'air lady. lift tIline eyes and tell If this is not a truthful letter; This is the one thou Invest well. Andt naught (0) would make thee love it better.
Recruiting. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
Recruiting. Lieut. J. A. Whitaker, recruiting officer for Flinders, requests us to publish the following letter, a copy of which is being sent to all Recruiting Committees:- " An extraordinary recruiting appeal is being made, commencing on the 27th of July-the date on which Austria de clared war on Servia-and culminating on the 4th of August - the date on which Britain entered the conflict which is to be known as " Holiday Recruiting Week." "The idea of the week is to give effect to the expressions of the Minister of Defence in connection with bringing the remaining members of the original division back to Australia for a holi day, provided that sufficient reinforce ments could be obtained. S" I f~_~ sure that y?:,R are whole heartedly with me in the desire to give these war-worn heroes rest, and no effort is being spared as far as the State Recruiting Committee is con ceried to have these men brought back to Australia so that they may partake of Christmas dinner in their own homes....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
Assurance Co. Ltd. Sernausano 1732 WORKERS' COMPENSATION Fire. Accident. LIoows by Suh yires a:d L:g':nl=g 5re imad agod by thia Company AOZ~ TS WANHTED. ,DALGrTY & Co. LTo., IOELSOURNE. Ossralrs Ators for V;:;or!a. The Phoenix insures CROPS and STACKS against damago by FIRE and Crops against damage by HAIL STONES. A f -x." days ago 1 ma:n ,eterod a non-smnokinfg colnlart!'lnt of a train. He had barely seated himself be fore 'taking out a lItge cigar, which he proceeded to li;ht. After smoking for about live min utes. he appeared to suddenly think of the six other occupants of the com partment, two of whom were Indies. and he asked if anyone had an obJec tion to smoking. "Don't mention it." replied one of the occupants; "I thought it was the engine." Shares Leases. Wheat Farms - N.S.W WITH PURCHASE OPTION. Farms to lease on Shares. Close to rail, stores, banks, flour mill, schools. Good land, 24-inch rainfall. Each farm fenced and provision for water. Areas ready for plough....
"FRUMPS" AT FORTY. WHY SHOULD MANY WOMEN BECOME DOWDIES WHEN THEY TURN THE TWO-SCORE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
"FRUMPS" AT FORTY. WHY SHOULD MANY WOMEN BE COME DOWDIES WHEN THEY TURN THE TWO-SCORE. "Have you tried the Labour Ex change ?" "I've been there every morning for weeks past. but it's no use. I'm too old. They don't want 'old stock ' !" There was a world of pathos in the woman's reply to my .question. But it was by no means the first time that I had found a difficulty in help ing a woman over forty to get work. Many employers have a foolish idea that older women cannot do as well as the young ones ; but sometimes the older women have themselves to blame for their rejection. Amongst the labouring, and some of the middle-aged classes it is a cus tom for wives to neglect their ap pearance soon after marriage, and. as the children come, to become just "old frumps," whom no one would think of employing. When the wo pan happens to be unmarried. her. degeneration takes place from the mo ment she imagines that her chance to attract is gone. It is not always that they are dirty or untidy, but...
THE ACTION OF THE HEART WHEN SLEEPING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
THE ACTION OF THE HEART WHEN SLEEPING. The reason it Is necessary to be w;ell covered while sleeping is that when the body lies down it is the Intention o0 Nature that it should rest, an(l the heart especially should be relieved of Its regular work tem porarily. So that organ makes ten strokes minute less than when the body is in an upright posture. This nmeans 600 strokes in 60 minutes. Thlerefore, in the eight hours that man usually spends in taking his night's rest, the heart is saved near ly 5000 strokes. As it pumps six ounces of blood with each stroke, it lifts O.50,000 ounces less of blood in this night's session than it would during the day. when a man is usually In an upright position. Now, the hbldy is dependent for its warmth on the vigor of the circulatIon, and as the blood flows so much more slowly through the veins when one is lying down, the warmth lost in the reduced circulation must be supplied by ex tra coverings.
TRAINS FROM MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
TRAINS FROM MELBOURNE. a.n:. a.m. Daily 7.52 ,, 9.27 p.m. p.m. ,, 4.0 ,, 6.2 , 6.10 ,, 8.45 a.m. p.m. Thurs. & Fri. 11.23 , 1.21 Sunday 11.5 ,, 12.44 p.m. , p.m. Saturday 1.30 ,, 3.15.
Potato Growing. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
Potato Growing. MIr .1. am:;avy, potato expert, of the Department of Agriculture, visited Pakenham last week and delivered an interesting lecture under the auspices of the Pakenham and District Fruit growers' and Horticultural Society. There was a good attendance, and the chair was occupied by the President of the society, Mr James J. Ahern. Mr Carmody acted as lanternist. Mr Ramsay dealt with his subject practically under three heads, viz., the feeding of the soil, the selection of seed, and the storage of seed. Re garding the condition of the soil for potato-growing, it was pointed out that the crop, if it is to thrive, should be in soil that is well drained either naturally or artificially. The range of soils between sandy and loam were the best, as they were more easily worked than heavy clay soils. The freer the condition of the soil, the more perfect the shape of the tubers. An abundance of plant food and perfect condition of the seclvill not produce a full crop if the physica...