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Berwick News. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
Berwick News. A good deal of interest is being taken in the newly formed Progress Association, and there are about 60 members. A largely attendel meeting was held on the 25th ultimo, when several matters affecting the town were dealt with. In regard to the lighting, Mr Ahern, the clerk of works, reported as to the steps being taken, and this was considered satis factory. In reference to the week-end tickets granty by the railway authorities it was decided to ask that these should be made available by the 5.22 p.m. train on Fridays, instead of the 9.9. p.m. train as at present. It was also decided to write to the Chief Commissioner of Police relative to the local police officer's frequent absence from the district. It was pointed out that Constable Lombard was called upon to visit Pakenham and Cran bourne when the constables at these places were on holidays, and, as a re sult, Berwick was left without proper police protection. For public conveni ence it was agreed to ask the Postal D...
War Savings. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
War Savings. .The Commonwealth Treasurer, in forwarding interest warrants totallirg £3,000,000 to investors in War Loans, reminds investors that more money is urgently needed to equip, pay and feed our men and so assist in doing its share in bringing the war to a success ful termination. He makes the timely suggestion that each investoir can personally assist' by lending to the Commonwealth the whole, or even portion, of the interest received, by taking up War Savings Certificates. In addition to the patriotic point of view, the investment is" an extremely attractive gilt edged one, the amount invested bearing compound interest at the rate of 4½ per cent free from Com monwealth and State income taxes. Certificates may be purchased in sums ranging from £1 to £1,000, and full, particulars are obtainable at' any Bank, St>ate Savings Bank or Money Order Office, where applications will be received.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
BREAKDOWN A REMARKABLE CURE What Clements Tonic can do in restoring the nerves-to healthy power and making the weakened system strong. A letter in point which is worth reading. No. 6 Post Office Place. South Melb.. 2/7/11. CLEMENTS TONIC LTD., - "Your tonic is one of the quickest nerve and brain cures known. I tried all kinds of doctors' medicines, and got no relief as I have from your tonic. I could'not stand anyone talking to me, or the noise of the town traffic. I lost appetite and weight. I was that weak at times a child could push me over. I had to give up work. I lay hour after hour awake, now I can go to bed and almost sleep at once. . My case was one of the worst I ever heard of. I thought I would never get well. I ca hardly believe the relief I have got from Clements Tonic. Nearly all those symptoms I told you of have left me, and two or three m?re bottles will make me strong. Before this I was going twice a week to the Melbourne Hospital, and many people were there with th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
XMAS BOXES FOR OUR FIGHTING MEN. HAVE YOU FILLED YOUR XMAS BOX FOR THE BOYS IN THE TRENCHES? Send in To-day or during the month and fill your Xmas Box, or forward 7/6, and an excellent Box will be packed and sent for you at once with your name and address enclosed. REMEMBER XMAS CHEER FOR OUR ANZAC HEROES. DONT DELAY. DO IT NOW. Lady Mayoressa's Patriotic Letague. Town tHall, Melbourne. Home-made Hair Remedy That Promotes Growth and Restores Natural Color. This home-made hair restorer re moves dandruff, leaves the scalp clean and healthy, promotes growth of tile hair, and restores its natural color, even though the hair has be come faded and grey. It is clean, wholesome, and may be used at any time with perfect safety.. Here's the recipe:-Procure 1Aoz. of Rejuveni Compound from the chemist, to which add loz. of Bay Rum. Shake -well together; then add enough water to make IOoz. (%_ pint) in all. A lit tle rubbed well into the roots of the hair every night will soon completely restcre...
On Parents. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
On Parents. A sniall boy was told to write a composition on parents. This was the result: "Parents are things which boys have to look after them. Most girls have parents, too. Parents con sist of pas and mas. Pas talk a good deal about what they are going to do. but it's mostly the mas that make you mind." The wise laundress knows that or dinary stains from fruit Juice and so on may generally be washed from table linen if the latter is placed In very hot water before any soap i: used, and allowed to remain there for five or ten minutes. If these spots are stubborn, salts of lemon or spirits of ammonia will probably remove them. In all cases the soiled linen should be rinsed thoroughly before being treated with soap. To discover whether coffee is pur: sprinkle a few grains on the surfacr of a tumblerful of water. If nure they will float, but if adulterated they will sink to the bottom.
The Dear Departed. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
The Dear Departed. A book that is literally crammed full of good stories is "In Slums and Society," by the Hon. and Rev. Canon Adderley. Possibly, though, some of the anecdotes, if told by a mere lay man, might be deemed to be lacking In reverence. As, for example, the one about Eliza, who held communications with her departed husband thus: "Are you 'appy, 'Enery?" "Very 'appy, Eliza." "'Appier than you were on earth, 'Enery?" "Far 'appfer, Eliza." "Then you must be in 'eaven, 'En ery?" "No, Eliza!"
DECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
DECEIVED. I bought some glasses, once you see Dainty and bright and small; lie called them "gold," but I was sold. They were only brass after all. I had a friend, but all, he changed, And friendship's tie was broken, A thoughtless word was overheard. That jealous lips had spoken. I had a hope of fortune bright, That cheered me with its glitter. Ah, it was vain, and In disdain It left my soul-life bitter. Ambition lured with tempting smile To plaudits all enchanting; But prospects fair proved but a snare, Devotion's soul was wanting. Friendship, ambition, hope and gold Hold naught that lives forever; I seek above that changeless love That crowns life's true endeavor. -R. Hare. Cooranbong, N.S.V.
The Heart of Daphne Published by Special Arrangement. Copyright. CHAPTER VII. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 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. P'ublished by Special Arrangement. Copyright. CHAPTER VII. Daphhe's eyes were riveted on Lord Barnstaple, for much as his face and general bearing repelled her, there was something about it that struck her with a fearful fascination. It was drawn, sallow, sneering, and on it was a look of blank hopelessness, crossed with another expression that she could hardly define, but that frighten ied her. Yes; now she knew what it was-it was the look of an animal about to spring, or of a man with pas sions so roused that the leash that held them in check was inadequate. lie looked neither to the right nor to the left, but every now and then when he raised his eyes from the cards they fixed themselves on the man opposite him. Daphne's own eyes strayed with his to the one he was watching, and she saw a stout, pale-faced young man, who was foppishly dres...
THE WAY OF THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
THE WAY OF THE WORLD. An "At Home" was in full swing. and the two cronies tucked away in a cosy corner were discussing the oth? er guests. "I hear Dr. Spekewell has received a call to a large city church at a. greatly increased salary." "Of course he will accept ?" "Well, he announced he would re tire to his study and pray over the matter. Mrs. Spekewell and the Spekewell girls say if he doesn't ac cept they will never again have any faith in the efficacy of prayer." Travelling Lecturer for Society (to the remaining listener) : "I should thank you, sir, for so attentively hearing me to the end of a rather too long speech !" Local Member of Society : "Not at all, sir. I'm the second speaker." The Marketer: "Aren't you wast ing a good deal of that steak la trimming it ?" The lBhtcher: "No, ya'an. I weighed it flrst."
WHICH FOOT WALKS FASTER? [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
WHICH FOOT WALKS FASTER" You may think this is a very silly question to ask, but it isn't. If .you will take a pavement that is clear. and walk briskly in the centre, you will find, before you have gone fifty yards, that you have veered very much to one side. You must not make any effort. of course, to keep in the centre; but it you will think of something, and en deavor to walk naturally, you will not be able to keep a correct line. II you lose yourself on an expanse of bleak moorland, and walk on, you will describe a complete circle. The explanation of this lies in the propensity of one foot to walk faster than the other, or take a longer stride than the other, causing you to walk to one side. To make assurance doubly sure, try placing two sticks about 8ft. apart, then stand off about 60ft., blindfold yourself, and endeavor to walk be tween them. It is almost impossible.
Is Enthusiasm Dead? [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
Is Enthusiasm Dead? American newspapers are publish ing paragraphs and pictures of the enthusiasm with which the eligible:; of the United States are answering to the call of duty now that the charm pion note-writer. President Woodrow Wilson. has delinitely cast in his lot with thle Allies. One of these pictures shows long lines of eager volunteers marching out of a New York armory fully equipped, and a (ootnote says "If need be, millions more such can be sent across the water to teach the Huns their lesson." These are brave words, and 18 months or se ago Aus tralians were saying (and believing) the same thing. W? could not, of course, like Americans talk of mil lions, but the word thousands came trippingly from our tongues, and, what was more, results justified the boast. Now, however, though we find declarations of loyalty and sense of duty as plentiful as ever on the part of public speakers, they are not fol lowed up by enlistments. Just at present the people of Australia have bef...
Neatly Countered. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
Neatly Countered. A Parisian Journalist recently wrote a rather unfavorable criticism of the performance of a well-known actress. The later was keenly-wound ed, and watched for a chance to avenge herself. She was one evening at the Variltes, with a young aristo crat for an escort, when she espied the critic. She had a package with her which she requested her friend to deliver in person. The dandy rose and, taking the package, walked over to where the Journalist was sitting with a party, and presented it to him, saying: ".Mademoiselle, who admires your talent, has requested me to present you with this as a souvenir from her." The critic took It and opened it be fore his friends, who had heard the dandy's little speech. It contained about a dozen goose-quills, and sinles and suppressed faughter went around. But the critic was equal to the oc casion. "Ah, my dear sir," said he to the messenger, "please give my best thanks to the young lady for these pretty feathers. I was aware of the ...
INDIAN ENGLISH. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
INDIAN ENGLISH. A railway surgeon in India sends us some curious messages he has re ceived from time to time from the company's employes: 1. Honored Sir,--I am suffering from fever and swelling on my whole body, and my legs, too, are swellerned up. Please take trouble to see me. 2. 1 ~eg to inform you that I am suffering by too much hot fever. but just now it is subsided somewhat, and there is much perspiration, and my legs are trembling like riding horse. First comes cold fever and then it becomes hotting. Inside is somewhat defected. 3. Now I am better by eye-sore, but my head is too much paining in the back side part. 4. I tell you truly, sir, that I am really sick. Mr. Sprunk has refused leave, and if you don't certify I will die like a dog, and my father will be issueless. 5. 'Sir,-Now I pray that you will make me cure soon because I am a very familiar man. 6. I beg to inform your honor that dead rats found in menials' quarters. I have ordered porter to vacate at once. Now two ...
A FATAL REQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
A FATAL REQUEST. Everybody laughed at the new re cruit. If there was a wrong way. of doing a thing, the new recruit found it, and did it with'such a lovely air of trusting innocence that the officers and N.C.O.'s didn't know whether to laugh or tear their hair. "Where's the new recruit gone to now ?" yelled the sergeant. "Don't know, sir," replied a pri vate. "I heard him asking for some gun-cotton to saw a button on his tunic, and I haven't seen him since!"
NO NEED TO WORK FOR THEM. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
NO NEED TO WORK FOR THEM. The youth was a thorn in the flesh of his successful father, who was " in clined to blame his wife for the lad's very evident lack of backbone and ap plication. He certainly didn't take after the paternal side of the house." "You should study harder and try to take a degree.' the mother expos tulated wearily. "Your father is dis appointed in you." "Waste of time, mother dear," said the youth, yawning. "When the Go vernor dies and I inherit his mil lions, I'll endow a university, and they'll give me more idegrees than I'll know what to do with."
THE FOOD HOG. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
THE" FOOD HOG. Old Fatwaste was a food hog. He went from shop to shop . buying pounds of this and packets of that, and stored these ill-gotten gains in his larder "for a rainy day." It was a Saturday night, and a neighbour met Fatwaste emerging from a balK er's shop loaded with bread to the eyebrows. The neighbour wanted to know what the mountain of bread was for. "Oh," said Fatwaste in a whisper, "haven't you heard that new bread mustn't be sold after to-day. I am just getting a stock of it in."
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. A little lemon juice added to the water in which rice is boiled is said to increase the whiteness and separ ate the grains of the rice. Dressmakers who have difficulty in pressing curbed seams, will find a roll ing pin a good pressing board, if a clean cloth be wrapped around it. Cayenne pepper poured into cracks will drive away ants. Hands that have been in hot soda water and become shrunken and soft will become smooth and natural ag ain if rubbed with ordinary kitchen salt. When peeling onions, begin at the root end and peel upwards, and the onions will scarcely affect the eyes at all. Kerosene greatly facilitates the cleaning of silver. Wet a flannel cloth in the oil, dip in dry whiting, and thoroughly rub the plate or silver ware ; then wash well in warm soap suds, wipe dry, and polish with a piece of chamois. If when drying curtains they are hung double over the line, they will not stretch at all, as is so often the case when hung up by the edge. If a cake rise...
ROLLED OATS PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
ROLLED OATS PUDDING. Ingredients : Three tablespoonfuls of rolled oats, a pinch of salt, a pint of milk, half a pint of water, and two tablespoonfuls of golden syrup. Place these ingredients in a dish as for rice pudding. Stir them gently after they have cooked for a short time, to mix the maiterials thorough ly, and bake in a slow oven. This preparation makes a nice supper dish for children. When served at dinner table, and adults are present, this pudding may be thought nicer if flav oured with a little vanilla, ratafia, or essence of lemon.
THE TIFF. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 3 August 1917
THE TIFF. "It is the first time you have re pulsed me, Angelin., and it shall be the last," said Edwin, as he rose haughtily and moved towards the door. "Stay !" she cried piteously, her breath catching in a choking sob. "We must not part in anger. I-can explain. Oh, Edwin, listen !" "Well," he replied, a little'mollif ed. "Explain !" "Oh, Eddie, darling, don't be an gry," she pleaded, with a perceptible shiver. "My neck is very- sensitive. I stood it as long as I could. Please go and warm your'nose I"