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Magisterial Enquiry. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
Magisterial Enquiry. A magisterial enquiry was held at Nar Nar Goon North on Friday last by Mr J. R. Spencer, J.P., touching the death of James Perry, whose death was reported two days previously. Amelia Perry deposed that the de ceased was her husband. She last saw him alive on the 15th instant at about 7 a.m. when he left to go to his work at a saw-mill some distance from home. He usually returned at about six in the evening. He did not come home on the 15th. She next saw his dead body brought home on the 16th. He was in good healt!h whet he left for his work. Jno. Thomas Davis deposed that he was an enzine-driver employed at Audas' saw-mill. He knew deceased who was felling timber for the mill. On his way to work deceased passed close to the saw-mill, and usually spoke when passing. He last saw him alive at about 8 a.m. on the 15th instant, when he spoke to him. He should have returned from his work about 5.30 p.m. and passed the mill on his way home. He (deponent) noticed that h...
PILGRIMAGE OF THE HOLY CARPET. THE MOSLEM FESTIVAL IN WAR TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
PILGRIMAGE OF THE HOLY CARPET. THE MOSLEM FESTIVAL IN WAR TIME. Somewhere in the Arabian desert, skirting the Red Sea, a long caravan of camels, guarded by a convoy of British troops, is slowly mushing through the sands headed for the sacred Moslem city of Mekka. Among the camels is one which is fairly hid den under trappings of silk, with a myriad tassels of golden thread and tiny pendent belles shimmering and tinkling. Beneath those gorgeous silken covers is folded upon the camel's back a "Holy Carpet" which seventy of the most expert weavers and embroiderers in the world have been at work on for upwards of a yera. The like of that sacre? rug has never been seen in America !says the "Kansas City Star"), and if one could he brought here it would sell for a fortune. This equipi ge of Oriental splendour moving over the desert is the pil grimage of the Holy Carpet, and a procession just like it in all respects. except the British guard, has follow ed the same route annually for the la...
For the Farmer. THE IMPORTANCE OF DRAINAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
For the Farmer. THE IMPORTANCE OF DRAINAGE. Among the most important items to he attended to on heavy or low-lying land is the drainage of the farm. On that part of the farm which needs draining, autumn or early winter is the best time to take the work in hand. First, the water is usually lower at this season than at any other time, thus rendering the work more easily performed. If left too late the pressure of water will be greater, and the work of draining will be more dillicult to perform. Secondl ly, when dealing with open drains, the growth of weeds will be pr:;, tically at a standstill for the next three or four months. during which time it is most necessary for the drains to be clear In order that they may carry their full capacity of sur pills. water. The work of clearing out drains and putting in new ones is often left until late winter or early spring. There seon to be two (main reasons for this. First, many farmers do not realise the necessity for drain ing until the land...
THE WANING OF WARS. THE PRICE POSTERITY PAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
THE WANING OF WARS. THE PRICE POSTERITY PAYS. It is estimated that in two years the European war cost between 3,500.000 and 4,000.,000A) lives, as nearly sa one can estimate the toll, not counting the hopelessly disabled, which would add perhaps 40 per cent more. The maimed who will still be able to produce their own sustenance are a separate number. Never before has human material been used up at such a rate as this. During the whole nineteenth cen tury the cost of the world's wars in male life probably did not exceed 5.000,000 men. That includes the ten Napoleonic years, in which the total loss of life must have been between 2,000,000 and 2.504.000, or from I to 1 per cent. of the population of Europe at that time. When you think of it in percentages it is not so terrible, at least not at first. Thus, a toll of 1 per cent. of Europe's . population for the Napo leonic wars is a reckoning which in its statistical interest seems almost unimportant. And, likewise, the pop ulation of E...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
Bresiness .Noiees. . PAKEN'HAMI COFFEE PALACE: Opposi e IRaiway Stato . Commnrcial. Room. Gcol Stabling. Excellent Accommola'iori for Boarders. Gold Tab e. Tariff ?Jderate Acetylene Gas. - Daily Paprs. - Piano. r RS. . EV.G A B BE T T, (Next Coffee Palace), - S Drapery and Millinery. A most pleasing variety of Latest Novelties for Autumn and Winter. New Seasonas Coats. -- Attractive B'ouses. Ladies' and Children's Hats, Dress-Goods. - General Drapery. " - Fancy Goods. Haberdashery, Manchester, and Mercery. AiN-DE RS O N.B RO S., CARTERS AND CONTRACTroR-, GIPPSLAND ROAD. NEAR RECREATION RESERVE. -030-- Ploughing Done Anywhere. - Lowest Price Day:vork or per Acre. New Ground B:oken Up. -We are E -psrt Orchard Cu'tivators. - Our Work in this Direction most Carefully. Done. -The Old Established- M.. 1. EI'.~- LN & CO., BATMAN'S HILL HOTEL. - CO.Lt.S STREET. C. H. WATSON, Licensee. " IND AND l'ROPE?RTY SALESIEN" SPENCER STREET, MELBOURNE AND FINANCE AGENTS. [Opposite Station] Pho...
HOUSE OF COMMONS HAUNTED [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
HOUSE OF COMMONS HAUNIED Those who don't believe in ghosts will he surprised to know that sev eral M.P.'s have sworn to the pre sence of apparitions in the House of Commons. A Prime Minister-earl Grey-de clared that he saw a death's head ap pear three times in front of him while delivering his great speech on the in troduction of the Reform Bill. Mr. J. G. Swift MacNeill also swore that he saw Mr. T. P. O'Connor sit ting in his usual seat in the House, while at the' time the gentleman nam ed was in Ireland. Many members, too, have seen the "White Lady" walking in the corri dors of the House. The "Terrace ghost" has often been said to appear. Another, known as the Big Ben ghost, is stated to appear when a member of the Royal Family is about to die. On December 13th, 1861, De cember 13th, 1878, and January 13th, 1829, it appeared as an old man row ing a little below tWestminster Bridge in a rotten skiff, and dashing into the Terrace wall just an Big Ben - com menced to peal midnight. ...
A MIRACLE METAL. THE REVOLUTION IN ENGINEERING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
A MIRACLE METAL. THE REVOLUTION IN ENGIN EERING. Tungsten is a mysterious substance. An authority says it is as stubborn, as intractable, as difficult to subdue as a mule. It is harder than the best razor steel, so hard that only the diamond, hardest of all known stbstances, and corundum will cut it. It. is two and a half times heavier than iron and it is one-third stronger then the best tensile steel. It ori dIse'-rusts--about as reluctantly as gold, and the common acids cannot dissolve it. Furthermore-and this is. an ex tremely important point-it is prac tically impossible to melt tungsten. Steel melts at sixteen hundred de grees Celsius. Twice that heat fails to turn the solid tungsten metal in Sto a fluid. Even the electric furnace, the nearest approach to the apex of temperature, fails to move tungsten. In other words, a tool made out of pure tungsten could slice into a hun dred pieces the toughest armour plate ever made without losing its cutting edge. But tungsten, even if it...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
: tez WORKERS, 172 COMPENSATION Losses by Sush ?tres and by LighGrne ?are made good by tbhs Cmpangy. AGENTS WANTED. DALGETY& CO. LTD. MELBOURNE General Agents for V!ctoria The Phoenix Insures CROPS and STACKS against damage by FIRE and Crops against damage by HAIL STONES. In a case at Tipperary a man has been charged for biting another man's nose. One way of throwing your op ponent off the scent. Incidentally we do not know whether he was bound over to keep the piece. Shares Leases. Wheat Farms - N.S. W WITH PURCHASE OPTION. Farms to leace on Shares. Close to rail, storea, banks, flour mill, schools. Good land. 24-inch rainfall. Each farm fenced and provision for water. Areas ready for plough. Early district. Box 1075 G.P.O., Sydney. Keep your heart full of sunshine, and God will soon give you a face to match it. The Union Trustee Co. of Australia Limited HEAD OFFICE: 333 COLLINS ST., MELBOURNE. Also in Sydney and Brisbane. For terms or any other Information concerning the c...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
Home-made Hair Remedy That Promotes Growth and Restores Natural Color. This home-made hair restorer re moves dandruff, leaves the scldp clean and healthy, promotes growth of the 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 recile:-Procure 1%oz. of Rejuveni 'ompound from the chemist, to which add lez. of Bay Rum. Shake well together; then add enough water to make 10oz. (A pint) in all. A lit tle rubbed well into the roots of the hair every night will soon completely restore the natural color of the hair and renew the growth where thin ness Is showing. Almost every chemist has these simple Ingredients in stock, or you can easily get them for you from the wholesalers. S. H. Henshall, Chemist, 216 Clar ndlon-street, South Melbourne. Coun try orders a specialty. All latest American, French and London Toilet Preparations stocked. Goods sent per return post, packed...
NOTHING SERIOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
NOTHING SERIOUS. Charles Mathews the famous Eng lish actor, once indulged disastrously in his well-known taste for mimicry. "The ridicule on this occasion was at the expense of Mr. Tattersall during a sale of bloodstock conducted by the well-known auctioneer. "The first lot, gentlemen," said the auctioneer, "is a bay filly by Smol ansko." "The first- lot. :gentlemen," echoed Mr. Mathews --in the same tone of voice, "is a bay filly by Smolensko.' The auctioneer looked somewhat annoyed, says thee writer of "English Comedians of the Past." but pro ceeded- - ' "Well, whaet shall we begin with ?' "Well, what shall we begin with ?" replied the echo. Still endeavouring to conceal his vexation Mr. Tattersall inquiringly called out "One hundred guineas ?" "One hundred guineas," echoed Mathews. "Thank you sir," :cried Mr. Tat tersall, bringing down the, hammer with a bang, "the filly is yours." An. English golfer playing. on a well-known Scottish course recently hit the turf ten times for eve...
TRY THIS ! [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
TRY THIS ! Here is something to fill up that odd moment. It looksilike magic, but but it is not. It is just plain ma thematics. Take a sheet of paper. Write down the number of your living brothers. Done that ? Then multiply by two. add three, and multiply by five. Quite simple, you see ? Nothing at all intricate. Next add the number of your living sisters. And, after that, multiply the result by ten. 'Near the end now. This is the last lap. Add the ,number of your dead sisters and brothers, and subtract 150 from the result. If you have done this little suns correctly, the left-hand- figure will show the number of living brothers, the centre figure will represent your living sisters, and the right-hand one will indicate the deaths. Figures ,never lie. An instructive and pathetic custom still prevails in Munich. Evert desti tute child found begging in the streets is arrested, and carried to a charit able institution. On his arrival he is photographed-dirt, rags, and all. After being m...
HIS FATAL ERROR. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
HIS FATAL ERROR. The benevolentlooking gentleman, with the watery eyes and little black book, picked his way carefully through the children at the garden gate, strode up the steps, and knock ed at the door. "Madam," he said; politely, to the large' lady who appeared to greet him, "I am soliciting subscriptions for a home f6r necessitous children. We have, in this city, hundreds of poor, ragged, semi-civilised infants, such as those you see playing out side, ,and our object---" "Object I"'" screeched the large lady; "Ter git away, yer old rascal ! Those are my kids !"
SOME SAYINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
SOME SAYINGS. Great hopes have lean offspring. Speech is the small change of sil ence. Poetry--Ttiose that have souls meet their fellows there. Observation is the most enduring of the pleasures of life. What a woman thinks of women is the test of her nature. There is nothing the body suffers that the soul may not profit by. Which is the coward among us ?- Hi who sneers at the feelings of hu manity. Convictions are generally first im pressions that are sealed with later prejudices. "There is many a true word spoken in evidence" is the latest-and most surprising rendering of an ancient. saw. In Tokio there is a "Rogues' Gat lery," where the complete records of 150.000 criminals are kept.
AS A MAN RIPS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
AS A MAN RIPS. "It's a perfect shame !" A fair. feminine face looked up petulantly from the work nuon which its owner was engaged. It was an old coat, minus the buttons. "Well, my dear," replied the hus band, "you shouldn't complain. You know, Jt is said that as the man sows, so shall the woman reap. Well, similarly, as the man rips, so shall the woman sew." "You don't understand !" retorted his' young 'wife. "I don't complain of doing the'.work, but I do complain of the careless way the tailor sewed that button' on.' This is the fifth time I've had to" sew it on again for you." - -'
SHE TOOK NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
SHE TOOK NOTICE. An inspector one- day visited a country school taught by a young lady, and in the course of the lesson said : ;"Now, children, I wish you to take notice of what. I do, and then write an account of it." Then he stepped to the blackboard and wrote a sentence upon it. All the children except one wrote in effect that the master came into the school and wrote on the black board: 'I love a good school." One little girl, - however, followed instructions more literally, and com pleted the story by adding: "And then he went to the platform sat down, played with his watch chain, twisted his moustache, and winked at the lady teacher."
APPLE BUTTER. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
-:APPLE BUTTER. Sweet -apples are needed for this purpose.. Some housekeepers, how ever, . use half sweet and half sour apples. Boil a gallon of fresh, sweet cider down to one half its original quantity. Then fill the kettle it has boiled in with sliced sweet apples. It is not necessary foF the cider to cover the apples. There should, how ever, be fully enough to prevent them from burning. Let them boil steadily all day until they are reduc ed to about half their original bulk. Then turn it into small stone jars. If the butter has not boiled down to a thick pulp at the end of the, after noon, take from the fire, and next day continue the boiling until it is ready.. It is excellent ;ith home made bread for children's luncheons, and it is also a good appetizer at breakfast. To brighten carpets, wipe them with warm water to which has been added a few drops of ammonia. UTncl-"Well, my boy, what would you do if you were in a hattle with me ? FOl'ow me--or run away ?" Nephew (carried away...
THE BURNING BUSH. MOSAIC MIRACLE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
THE BURNING BUSH. 4 ' MOSAIC MIRACLE. One of the most remarkable plants in the world is certainly the so-called Burning Bush., "Dictamnce frazinel Ia." This species is native to West ern Asia, though nowadays common ly to be found in gardens in tem perate regions. A great many people who grow the plant are quite unaware of its strange habits. As a matter of fact the Dictamnus secretes a 'fragrant essential oil in great abundance. This' is produced in especially large quantities by the flower stems, in warm weather volatilising so that the air surrounding the plant is im pregnated. Further, this vapour is highly imfiammable and, if a naked flame is brought near to the plant, the fumes at once take fire with a. most singular result. The whole plant is surrounded with crackling shooting flames, reddish in colour, and leaving as highly aroma tic odour behind them. The Burning Bush is not injured in any way by the fire ; for the flnPes do not act ually come in contact with the plant itse...
CREAMED DRIED BEEF. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
CREAMED DRIED BEEF. One pound of thinly-shaved beef, one-fourth teaspoonful of soda, one cupful of cream or milk, two table spoonfuls of butter, two light table spoonfuls of flour, and salt and pep per to taste. Rinse the beef well in warm water, put in a stewpan, put over just enough water to cover, and add the soda to it (this counteracts the sourness in the dried blood). Set the pan for half an hour on the back part of the stove, where it will keep only just warm, then turn off this water ;.put in the cream or milk, sea son, and let come to boiling point. Cream the butter and flour together, add, and let it boil up. Send it to the table in a covered dish.
TWIN STATISTICS. SOME STRANGE DUAL SYMPATHIES. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
TWIN STATISTICS. SOME STRANGE DUAL SYMPA THIES. It is stated that in England and the United States there are ten pairs of twins in every nine hundred aver age babies. In Italy nod Brazil the proportion of twins is much less. For some reason that nobody knows, infants in duplicate are not nearly so common in warm latitudes as in cold countries. Relatively to population, some recent figures show that twins come into the world in Russia three times as often as in Spain. The tendency to produce more than one child at a birth runs in families. It is handed down from mother to daughter. . If* the former has given birth to one or more sets of twins, the latter is rather likely to do the same thing. . Where mere pairs of babies are con "cerned, they 'are of the same sex in two out of three cases.- "Identical twins," however, are always of the same sex, whether boys or girls. Physiologists differ as to the reason why of identical twins. They are un deniably different from ordinary ones, bein...