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THE SWOOP OF THE EAGLE. SHOWING THAT IN THE WILD DEATH THREATENS FROM ALL QUARTERS—EVEN FROM THE HEAVENS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
THE SWOOP OF THE EAGLE. SHOWING THAT IN THE WILD DEATH THREATENS FROM ALL QUARTERS-EVEN FROM THE HEAVENS. From the thorn-scrub, across the open, where the heat flurry danced as it does-over a ship's funnel, a chain of odd, sequin-studded, steely hued birds, with strangely tucked in; abbreviated tails, came running and walking in single file. .From time to time one of them paused to pick up something, scratch its head, or utter a peculiarly unolled; rasping "Come back ! Come back ! Come back !" They were guinea-fowl. Suddenly, when half-way across the green-scummed pool near by, they 'all together set up the most startling cackle and-"froze." A hundred yards away the catflr cat -a wild cat of the Bible, by the wa,y -aSleep in the hollow of the pros trate tree felled by some passing ele phant, heard the riot and opened hi; yellow-green eyes in the dark. Lis tening a moment, with gleaming lamps fading again, almost to ex tinction, he suddenly was wide awake and on his feet. It had come...
Officer. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
Officer. Mr Lecky has received word from both his sons-Driver J. A. Lecky and Gunner Mervyn Lecky-that they, are well. When the war broke out Mr Lecky's two sons were amrong the first to enlist. Messrs Loveday and Bould are busy cutting five stacks of hay for Mr Lecky. It has been sold locally to buyers from Pakenham, Koo-wee-rup, Beaconsfield; Berwick and Offiier. They cannot cut it fast enough to supply the customers orders. Mr G. Williams has finished his contract fir two syphons at Officer for the Water Commission and has taken his staff of men toLangwarrin, where he is erecting more syphons. Mr Shorthouse has been very busy with, a six horse team shifting the men and plant away. Mr Flood is doing the channelling with a large staff of men. A' social evening was held at'Officer on Saturday night.'" There was a good attendance considering there were dances at Beaconsfield, Harkaway and Pakenham the same night. Mr Harry Heggart was M.C.; Mr Stone supplied the music and supper was p...
FIGHTS ON THE FILM. MOCK CONTESTS FOR THE PICTURES THAT HAVE DEVELOPED INTO FIERCE REALITY. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
.FIGHTS ON THE FILM. MOCK CONTESTS FOR THE PIC TURES THAT HAVE DEVELOPED INTO FIERCE REALITY. Surging mobs, hostile crowds, wrestling, shooting, boxing, fighting, and sword duels on the "movies" are splendidly spectacular and lifelike, but picture-palace frequenters. may not realise that such incidents are sometimes accompanied by accidents. In a big wild west screen play one of the principal actors had to have a fight with a. girl, and eventually throw her from him. The -actress put up a fine and most realistic struggle, but, for the purpose of the play, had to "go down." Her antagonist, for the moment almost losing himself in the excitement, sent her spinning.. In falling, her right shoulder struck the ground with such force that the girl lay for a moment or two in a semi-conscious condition. Although in severe pair., the plucky actress said nothing, and shortly resumed rehear sal. But at length the pain became so great that she had to give in and consult a doctor. He pronounced a...
Better Than None. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
Better Than None. A lady visitor in the slnnms recent iy observed that one of her protegees had a black eye that far surpassed any she had seen before, and, guess-' ing its source. she wished to be sym pathetic. and said kindly, after speak ing of the woman's eye: "Never mind. Mrs. Flanagan. everything will be all right. Your trouble might be worse." "Sure, you're right. It might he worse,.' answercd the woman philo sophically. "I might he- like YOU - self. miss. with no husband at all."
WHEAT COMPETITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
WHEAT COMPETITIONS. Attention is directed to the compe titions for wheat conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society. 31[. A. E. V. Richardson. Superin tendlent of Agriculture. acts as judge and submits the wheats exhibited to a most comprehensive test. The wheats are analysed and full particu lars are made available regarding the bushel weight, general appearance, ease of milling, color of the flour strength of the flour, percentage of gluten, percentage of flour and the value and texture of the loaf that is made from the flour, and points are allotted in each section. The value to growers of having their wheat :so thoroughly tested is very great indeed. and the competition is creating more and more Interest each year. The prizes in each class are £1ri first and £3 second, and the four classes are for macaroni wheat. hiichr str, ngth red wheat. high strength white wheat, low strength red or white wheat. Prize schedules, entry forms, and any further particulars may be hlid on applic...
YOUNG MEN'S ALPHABET. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
YOUNG MIEN'S ALPHABET. Acts form the strongest language. BIetter to lose your money than your manhood. Count no real effort toward good as lost. Demand no more than you are willing to give others. Envy is a bad companion. Fair words are as easily uttered as foul. Gentleness is never mistaken for weakness. Have the courage to meet vulgar taunts with silence. In case of doubt defer your decision for a lday. .ldlge of lhe worth of a brother-man by somnething other than his coat. I:navery is :ore to fall lame it the long nrn ani so lose the race. l.:ve is a sacrilice-not an indulgence. Master your ownself and- then com mand oLedience. No In-tn that fears the sea of failure will reach the shore of sutccess. Obley your conscience and be happy. Pull witlh a will upon tile oars of honest endeavor. Quit habits of evil while yet you blush at their commnittal. Refrain from any act you would not have made public. Step by step the loftiest heights are reached. Take time to go out of your way for...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
+--General Storekeeper and Baker. $+ P. O'Hallora.n, MAIN ROAD, PAKENHAM OLD,. Standard Goods. Quality Always Tells. Prices Right. Flour. Chaff, Bran, Pollard, Wheat. Oats. Potatoes and all kinds of Produce. Croikery and Glassware of every Descrip.ioe. 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. (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. Sausages Fresh Daily. Carts travel on Tuesday and Frs?ay to Oicer and Beaconsfield, Township and District daily. CASH PRICES,-Sir. Beef sod, Best rib Roast gd, Top and Silver Side gd, Rump Steak i/-. Beef Steak gd, Stewing Steak 8d, Mutton 7d to 8d. All Orders Receive Prompt Attention. Main Street, Pakenham. IVIcAFEE BROS;, General ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
Buesiness Notices. PAKENHAM COFFEE PALACE. • Opposite Railway Station. ( l IY 1 t L S, PROPRIETOR Corimercia' -Room. Gcol Stabling. Exce!ieat Accommolia ion for Bolrders. Goad Tab:e. Tariff 31Moderate Acetylene Gas. D- IDiy E:p:ars. - Piano. M ,R s. E, V, GAB B Bi- T , (Next Coffee Pt'ace), Drapery and 7Millinery. A rmost pleasing variety of iLtest ioveltie; for Autumn and Winter. New Seasoa's Coats. - Attractive B'ouses. L?dlies' an 1 Children's. Hats. Dress Go3Js. - Ganeral Drapery. - Fancy, Goods. Haberda.sh-ryf TMaochester, and MIercery. ANDERS ON B S., CARTERS AND CONTRACTrOR-; GIPPSLAND ROAD, NEAR RECREATION RESERVE. - .Ploughing Done Anywhere. SLowest P.ice Day.vork or per Acre. - . - New Ground B:oken Up." - We-are Erpcrt Orch ird Cu'tiv.to:s. - Our Vork in this Dirrcicon mist C-irefully Done. - The Old Estabisihd - B iT1h A HILL HOTEL. C. H. WATSON, Licensee. SPETCER STREET, MELBOURNE [Opposite Station) Phone 2415. Recently Rebuilt. Excellent Accom-n Inodation for Visitors....
The Shire Elections. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
The Shire.Elections. Nominations in connection with the annual elections for the Shire of Ber wick closed on Wednesday last, and are as follow: Berwick Riding-Mr J. Bailey. Iona Riding-Cr P. Walsh. Beaconsfield Riding -- Cr G. W Martin and Mr C. P. R. Hurditch Pakenham Riding-Mr T. Kelly and Mr W. J. Stephenson. In the Berwick riding Mr Bailey takes the seat vacated by Cr H. S. Barr, and Cr Walsh is also elected without opposition. For the seat vacated by Cr Close there are two aspirants, and Cr Martin has Mr Hlurditch as an opponent. The two contests promise to be close and interesting.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
Cr H. S. Barr, of Narre Warren North, who has been a member of the Berwick Shire Council for about"15 years, has decided to retire from municipal-life. At the'council lunch last Saturday his health was proposed by Cr James, who said Cr Barr's re tire'ment was regretted. He had proved himself a man of sound judgment and common sense and a good councillor. Crs Martin, Sharp and a'Beckett sup ported the toast. Cr Barr, in return ing thanks, said he found that he could not give proper attention to the council work, and this was his reason for retirement. Possibly at some future time he might, if the ratepayers desired it, again offer his services. Constable Maher has been notified that John Williamson who was before the local court last Friday has given notice of his intention to appeal against the verdict of the Bench. Following is the fornightly state ment Pakenham branch Red Cross Society:- Collecting cards - Mrs Gabbett 16s, Miss C. Hagens £1 3s. Dances, Old Pakenham, £3 94 6d. Dona...
No Secret Peace for Us. We Went to War with Germany for our Honor, and we must see that it is kept Untarnished for our Heroes' Sake. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
No Secret Peace for Us. We %Went to War with Germany for our Honor, and we must see that it is kept Untarnished for our Heroes' Sake. What are WE going to get out of the war? The question is being asked every day. Is It to be vast tracts of Ger man colonies, or the German Fleet, or Heligoland, or a part of the war indemnity? Everybody has a different idea about the carving up of Germany. But we entered into this war without any thought of gain. We went in because it was a matter of national honor, and to prove that it was this sense of honor that sent us inll, and not the hope of spoil, let us see to It that we comlo ot, not is victors whose one and only Idea of conquest is booty, but as people who have won what they fought for, people who have pinned the tyrants down, administer ed a liding for their blackguardism which they will never forget. Nobody wants to spare Germany. She has to pay. But what- she must pay for in solid cash is not the blood of our heroes; that is above the pr...
SAVING THE SUFFERERS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
SAVING THE SUFFERERS. Celluloid and shrapnel are two sub stances that occupy the attention of our Red Cross hospitals, for the for mer has been found of valhable as sistance in the dressing of wounds caused by the latter. Acute pain is almost always Tommy's portion while his wound is being dressed. The removal of a lint bandage from an open,? sensitive wound is particularly painful, and experts are striving to lessen suffering in this respect. They have now found that celluloid placed over an open wound not only proves of great comfort to the patient. but is also particularly helpful for dress ing purposes generally. Quite a sim ple device it is, too. A sheet of per forated celluloid, softened in acid and of convenient shape and size, is plac ed over the open wound, while lint bandages take their place above it. When the dressing is required to be changed the bandages are first remov ed and the cellcloid comes; away quite easily, without adhering to the wound. Not one of the least d...
Voice from the "Gods." [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
Voice from the "Gods." There are many good stories cur Irent in theatrical circles concerning the witty impromptus of the gallery "gods," 'but I think the following, which was related to me recently by `Albert Chevalier, will take a lot of beating. "One night," remarked the famous comedian, "In a certain music-hall where there was a notoriously bad orchestra, the manager suddenly ap peared on the stage and apologised for the absence of a favorite comic singer, whose name was a great fea ture in the programme. 'The manager explained that he Bad every reason to believe that the attist in question would positively ap pear later on; and then, by way of throwing oil on. the troubled waters. suggested, in order to. avoid a wait, that the audience should be favored with a little music. "As he announced this, a pathetic voice in the gallery was heard: " 'Oh, Mr. Manager, we will be good, but for Gawd's sake don't let the band playl"'
COULD WOMEN FIGHT? THE ONLY LIVING ENGLISHMAN WHO HAS OPPOSED AMAZONS IN BATTLE SAYS "YES." [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
COULD WOEN FIGHT? THE ONLY LIVING E GLISHMAN WHO HAS OPPOSED AMAZONS IN BATTLE SAYS "YES." If the editor had asked me the ques tion, "Should Women Fight ?" or "'Would Women Fight?" I would have told him that he could get a more authoritative answer to the first question from those-bishops who have i decided that "curates should not fight," and for information on the second point I would have referred him to any one of the half dozen po licemen I saw keeping back a crowd of would-be purchasers at a West End drapery sale the other day. He has knocked at the right door, however, for an answer to the ques tion, "Could Women Fight?" for I have had practical experience of wo men behind rifles. I have fought ag ainst, or side by side with, men of pretty nearly all nations, and of all shades of butter, snuff, or ebony co lour, and I am firmly convinced that, as a fighter, "the female of the spe cies is more deadly than the male" among humans, as eanong animals. BETTER THAN SOME MEN. Yes, wo...
Nursery Rhyme Sermons JACK AND JILL. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
Nursery Rhyme Sermons JACK AND JILL. My text, brethren, Is "familiar as household words." Ere you left the cradle this immortal Nursery Rhiue, relating a brief, sad episode in the life-history of Jack and Jill, was en. shrined in your memory, was lisped iby your infant tongue. Who were Jack and Jill? Jack and Jill are the male andl fe male of the species. They are the boy and girl, the youth and the maiden -the man and woman-Darby and Joan. "Jack and Jill went up the hill." Is that a unique experience. brethren; Nay, verily. Life is one lung climb, one rugged scramble. It. is all tup hill. all against the collar. If it isn't, there's something wrong with it. Why did Jack and Jill go iup the hill? "To fetch a pall of water." All. can you not see the sweet pair? Itob ble Burnes niakes the aul wife say to John Anderson. "We claml the hilt thegithter." Thus alsio di .lack atn Jill, sharing the burden. sharing the Journey. sharing the hopeli--their ,io sole object, water! Anti why water,...
A Tug-of-War. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
A Tug-of-War. It was Monday morning, and once more Mr. Nocash was "very sorry, but he'd have to beg Mr. Rentall to excuse him for the time." The long-suffering landlord was fast losing his patience. "Look here," he cried, angrily, "hbow on earth do you expect me to live if you don't pay your rent?" MJr. Nocash smiled the surprised smile which cheers not, but exasper ates. "That, my dear sir," he replied loft ily, "is'to my thinking somewhat be side the point. The question is, how do you expect me to live if I pay?" To some men opposition is oppor tunity-like the wind against which the boy's kite rises.
GRIM TALES OF DARTMOOR. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
GRIM TALES OF DART MOOR. One of the world's most renowned sheltering places of desperate and de spairing souls is to be abandoned. The authorities have decided to close Dartmoor as a convict prison. For over fifty years the great. gate in the sullen grarnite walls has opened and clanged behind the crime-stained man doomed to dismal years of life in the gloom of the prison walls and iron bars. Prisons are often Jocularly referred to amongst convicts as "hotels." But the most inveterate criminal never spoke of Dartmoor as such. Even Portland was not more dreaded. Save for a few of its unhappy convict oc cupants engaged in outside work such as quarrying, farming, market gar dening, the care of cattle or pony breeding, Dartmoor was, In convict language, "hell.", It was not that the discipline was severer, or those in charge of the convicts were less con siderate, but Dartmoor had a charac ter of its own. SPOOKS AND SPECTRES. Amongst criminals it had the re putation of being haunted by t...
The Beaconsfield Riding Election. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
The Beaconsfield Riding Election. At the Council meeting on Saturday last, Cr James, speaking in regard to the municipal elections, said it would be a loss to the council if Cr Martin were not returned. He did not suggest that he was likely to be beaten, but one could not always say what would be the result of an election. He hoped they would not lose his ser vices. It was due to Cr Martin that so much work had been done around Beaconsfield Upper and Lower, and it seemed a rather ill return for his past services to bring out a man against him. The gentleman who was opposing him might be a good man, but if a man was new to council work it would take some time to learn the business. Cr Martin had proved himself a most capable councillor, an I his knowledge of municipal work was of great value both to the council and the ratepayers. Recognising this, he moved that this council expresses the hope that Cr Martin will be re turned. Cr Henty seconded the motion. He said that Cr Martin was ...
CHIN-CHIN CHINAMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
CHIN-CHIN CHINAMAN. ---+------- Since China decided to sever her relations with Germany. our interest in the strange nation has vastly in creased. As a fighting power, China is something of a dark horse. "You leave me alone, and I leave you alone," is her motto. But, if she were roused, the little army of about a quarter of a million would- soon argment to a huge figure, for the to tal population of the empire is 320,000.000-some seven times the population of the United Kingdom. It Is not easy, again, to state in advance what other resources China could draw upon., How much loan could she raise, for instance ? The coins used are made of copper and zinc, and forty equal one penny. A war loan of our dimensions, convert ed into these' coins, would amount to nine billion six hundred thousand millions ! As in this country, a Lig war would very likely modify the difference be tween the standing of the two sexes. Meanwhile, however, the difference is very great, particularly commercially. ...
A ONE-EYED TRAITOR. THE AMUSING TALE OF A TORCH WHICH FAILED BECAUSE IT WAS MADE—WELL, READ AND LEARN! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 10 August 1917
A ONE-EYED TRAITOR. -------- THE AMUSING TALE OF A TORCH' WHICH FAILED BECAUSE IT WAS MADE-WELL, READ AND LEARN! I was fir.ed three pounds, including costs. It came about this way. My wife gave me an electric torcfu for a birth day present that I might cope with the darkness of the streets. It was a foolish thing for her to do-from a pecunr.iary point of view, at all events because up to that time I had had only two slight accidents, and had drawn twenty-five pounds from my insurance company. "Take yqur torch with you, dear," said my wife, smiling, as I was ab out to go out. "So I will," I said, giving her a kiss ; "but I want my other coat." in the hall a spark of gas' was burn ing, but my dressing room was in total darkness, except for the gas lamp in the street opposite. My torch therefore, ought to have been very useful: but scarcely had I crossed the room before there came a kr.ock, at the street door. My wife called up : "There's a special constable here about the light ! Pull...