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A TALK ABOUT OUR GIRLS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
A TALK ABOUT OUR GIRLS. We are continually hearing the question "\VWhat shall be done to save the boys?" but we seldom hear it asked in regard to our girls. In our anxiety for the boys we sometimes forget the rights of these dear girls. What a responsibility rests upon them! They are to become t;. mothers of the future generation. Too much care cannot be taken to train them for these responsibilities. Do not let theml gr)w up in ignor ance of those facts that they should know. Who can talk better to a girl than her own mother? But, strange as it may seem, we know some mothers are as averse to talking to their daughters as they are to their sons; when that is the case some good friend can do much in this re gard. I know young ladies and older wo men who have "clubs" for these girls. They have regular meetings for them, come into heart-to-heart contact with them, and tell them the things that their mothers fail to tell them. Th, good that such a society will do can not be estimated. S...
The Shire Elections. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
The Shire Elections. The annual elections for the Shire of Berwick took place yesterd ay. Cr Walsh was returned unopposed for the Iona Riding, and Cr J. Bailey was the only candidate nominated for the Berwick Riding. In the Pakenham and Beaconsfield Ridings there were contests. For the seat vacated by Cr Close, Mr Thomas Kelly and Mr William Stephenson, of the firm of Stephenson and'Bloomfield. were the candidates, The contest was carried through without much excite ment In the Beaconsfield Riding Cr Geo. Martin, who has been one of the rep. resentatives for many years, was opposed by Mr C. P. R: Hurditch, and the contest was a strenuous one, bo'h candidates working energetically to win the seat. Up to 'the time of going to press I,'--- - - o--,~ asfield in connee tion wit. ..n there. ,
YOUR WAKING THOUGHTS. They Effect the Entire Day. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
YOUR WAKING THOUGHTS. They Effect the Entire Day. What are your waking thought:;? Are they pleasant or bitter, happy or pessimistic? See that you make them happy. Don't feel miserable In,,the morning. for the way you spend the first hai hour greatly influences the entire day. Thie thoughts of the early morning ira the keynotes of the rest of the day, and she who is wise will make the.e hopeful and happy and whole some. There is a bright side to everything; find it in the morning. make up your mind to he contented. and calm and cheerful, and don't let anything make you unhappy or irrit able. If unpleasant things happened yesterday, don't think of them. I you look back on the past, look only on the bright and cheerful occur r,-uces. Keep your eye on tile Future. steel your will, and take courage, be canu no trouble is so bad that it can't be overcome by determination and hope.
Correspondence. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
Correspondence. To the Editor. Dear Sir,-I believe my name ap peared in the columns of your issue of the 17th instant as one of two oppos ing football teams chosen to contest a game on the local recreation grounds,. in aid of funds for the same. I would like to say this was contrary to my wishes. I was not approached in any way re the matter, and-would, in any. case. have refused to lend my approvIal Yours sincerely, F. S. CAMP. : "Roselands," Pakenham.
THE JEWEL CONTENT. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
THE JEWEL CONTENT. The'e is a jewel which no Indian mine can buy, No chemic art can counterfeit. It makes men rich in great poverty, Makes water wine, turns wooden cups to gold, The homely whistle to sweet music's strain; Seldom it comes, to few from heaven sent. That much in little, all in naught content If you are in earnest, and she asks for time to consider, you may as well begin to negotiate for the en gagement ring.
WHAT WAS INTIL'T ? A FRENCHMAN IN A SCOTCH STEW. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
WHAT WAS INTIL'T ? A FREN1CHM1AN IN A SCOTCH STEW. The following story probably owes its real origin to an experience of the late Queen Victoria. and is recorded in the Royal "Diary." It is the for tune of many good stories to have many"fathers," However, whatever its origin, this story is good enough to be repeated, and perhaps it is new to some at least of the young folks. A F"rench officer who since the out break of the, war has pursued the study of English with such ardour that he was at last beginning to feel able to converse freely with the Bri tish Allies of his country, recently, so a correspondent declares, received a discouraging check. to his innocent self-satisfaction. He had forgotten that where Tommy, Sandy, and Pat are together under arms, it is not al ways dictionary English that is Epok-. en. With a friend, an English officer, he chanced to visit a company kitchen belonging to a Highland regiment just as the cook was compounding a savoury stew of the sort known in h...
Cause for Alarm. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
Cause for Alarm. The greyness of the evening was creeping over the little suburb. Far away, the hoarse voices of newspaper boys could be heard calling the six thirty editions, and the evening moon cast its beams on the worried wo man who stood anxiously by her gar den gate. "I can make out where my hus band has got to," she remarked to a neighbor. "He went out nearly three hours ago with our cat, a bag, two bricks, and the clothes-line. He was going to the river to drown the cat. Oh, what can have happened to him?" "Don't worry, dear," said the sym pathetic neighbor, "cats take an aw ful long time to drown, you know." "But it can't be the cat that's keep Ing him," sobbed the worried wife, "because the cat came back over an hour ago." Men claim to be stronger of will than women; why is it then that they are so easily driven to drink? When a woman loses all interest in the fashions she needs some kind of a tonic. It's no good the Huns whimpering. ilaig and Nivelle will continue to Ar ...
TORPEDOED. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
TORPEDOED. Mr. Lewis R. Freeman has made it his business- to talk with men who have been. aboard one kind of craft or another when it was torpedoed. but no one of them has been able to give him so comprehensive, so illumi native an account of what the ex perience was like--of what happened to himself, the ship, and to those on board the ship-as the officer who was in command of a vessel sunk by a German srbmarine in the Mediter ranean at the end of 1915. The "Popular Mechanics" account we publish of the torpedoing of this ship is from a personal diary, written while the captain was a prieoner of the Senusst. "It was a fine morning, and I wtr on deck. Suddenly the lookout in the crow's nest gave a hail and pointed. Looking over the strboard rail I saw a torpedo, about '~00 yards away, leaping towards us. Halit made me look at my wrist watch. It was 10.10 a.m. The torpedo fascinrated me for a moment. In that.marvellously clear water I could note its every detail. The fish-like body sh...
DANDENONG SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
DANDENONG SALE. The Gippsland and Northern Co operative Selling and Insurance Co. report--On 21st instant we held our usual weekly market at Dandenoog. Milkers-Fair yarding; demand easier. We sold one at £13; others at £12 5s. Springers-Moderate yarding; demand for good forward springers very firm. Backward springers at late rates. We sold one at £15; others £13 5s; fat cows, £13 ITs 6d; store cows, £10 5s; poddies, £4 10s. ° Pigs and calves - Moderate supply forward at prices equal to last week's rates.
District News. Pakenham Upper. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
District News.. Pakenham Upper. Residents of Upper Pakenham have been busily engaged on Saturday after noons and spare days latterly, cleaning up, plowing and fencing ground round the local hall. This work is now ap proaching completion and on Saturday next, 25th inst., the residents are having a tree planting day, when Mr Keast will be present. The idea is to plant one tree for each boy who has gone from this district to the front. Trees are obtainable from the Hall committee. Tree planting will com mence about 3 p.m., and afternoon tea will be served to any desiring same at a nominal charge. The hall ground being altogether inadequate for tree planting purposes the, shire council very kindly permitted residents to en croach on Gembrook road sufficiently for this purpose, thus helping to per manently beautify the Hall and per petuate the memory of those, who, in answerinrg the Empire's call, have preserved our Honor and our Land. The Honor Board for the local hall, which was egratu...
GRAIN MARKET REPORT. Tuesday, August 21. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
GRAIN MARKET REPOROT. " Tuesday, August 21. The Gippsland and Northern Co operative Selling and Insurance Co. Ltd. report:-The market is steady for all qualities. Oats-Prime milling to 2s 7d, feed to 2s 3Ad. Barley English to 4s 6d, Cape to 3s 2d, feed to 3s 6_d. Maize-Arrivals light and flat red in request to 3s 6ed., Onions -Very quiet;. choice £9 103, good to £9, medium and inferior lower. Chaff -Prime oaten to £3 10s, good to £3 5s. Potatoes-Supplies moderate and mar ket dull; Ballarat red soil Carmens to £4 10s, red soil flakes to £4, Gippsland Carmans to £3 15s.
Pakenham Upper Fruit-growers' Association. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
Pakenham Upper Fruit growers' Association. - A special meeting of the Pakenham Upper Fruitgrowers' Association was held on Saturday last to elect two delegates to attend the conference of fruitgrowers.to be held in Melbourne on 22nd and 23rd instant, when Messrs A. B. Warner (president) and A. Smart (vice-president) were elected. A letter was received from Narre. Warren Association stating 'that the delegates from there were going to move the following resolution at the conference:-That it be arecommenda tion to the Federal Government that a. Fruit Pool be established upon the. lines indicated below, and that the necessary legislation be passed enacting same: 1. The object of the pool shall be the control and disposal of all hard fruits during the period of the war. 2. The existing channels to be organ ised and utilised for the sale and dis tribition of the fruits. 3. All hard fruits to be standardised and packed under rules to be arranged and any grower infringing such rules to be ...
Officer. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 24 August 1917
Officer. The Berwick shire council has formed the road at Payne's corner, leading to the station-a long-felt want - but it needs to be metalled to make a good job of it. ,, A subscription list has been opened .n aid of Mr R. Anderson and family whose home was destroyed by fire. The public are giving generously. Mrs Andcrson and her infant who were in the house when the fire occurred are at present in a private hospital suffering from the shock. The Officer school committee has let a contract for a shelter shed to Mr Adams, who is making good progress with the work. The shed will be a boon to the school children. The horses that ran first and second in the Hack Race at Pakenham's last meeting have both ended their racing career. Cardinia broke his neck at Williamstown in a hurdle race,. and Corracious met a similar fate last week when jumping a fence at Caul field. Falls were numerous at the Hunt on Saturday last. Our local huntsman, Mr Gus. Stevens, got a bit of a shak- - ing when h...
THE COST OF WAGING WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 31 August 1917
THE COST OF WAGING WAR. It is certain that the present con flict of nations will place all other wars well in the shade as regards ex penses. The costliest war on record hitherto, that between Italy and Aus tria in i866, only cost £10,000,000. It was a record, however, because the war only lasted twenty days, or at a rate of half a million sterling per day. Our last war in South Africa cost us approximately £195,000 per day, and, excluding the present war, Great Britain has spent a trifle of £227.000,000 on war in the short in terval since 1895. Russia, however, in the fifty years that began with the Crimean War and ended with the war against Japan, spent £335,000,000 sterling on fighting, and lost 66-,000 soldiers' and sailors' lives in the pro cess. In recent times our most expensive war, excluding that in South Africa, was the comparatively small affair for the stamping out of the Boxer Re bellion in China, in 1900-1, for the public purse had to be drawn on to the tune of £5,827,...
The Heart of Daphne Published by Special Arrangement. Copyright. CHAPTER XII. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 31 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. Published by Special Arrangement. Copyright CHAPTER XII. Daphne had never receive,. an anonymous letter before, and she stood staring at it for some time, with a hunted, almost frightened look in her eyes, trying to take in what it meant, wondering why it should have been written to her. False! Yes, of course, he was false in heart, just as she was. There was little to choose between them, and yet somehow, the word staring at her in black and white seemed to take upon itself new meaning, to invest itself with new tragedy. And yet how could there be falseness, when no truth had been vowed on either side? No, it was not the gist of the vulgar thing before her that mattered; what did matter was the thought of the ho- tile hand that had penned It; the knowledge that her enemies were still on the alert; that they had neither forgotten nor forgive...
HE KEPT SMILING. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 31 August 1917
HE KEPT SMILING. The . cheerfulness of maimed and wounded soldiers is becoming a pro verb. One evening recently an invalid Tommy was lying a-bed in a ward of a military hospital watching a nurse distributing a number of hot water bottles with the view to the preven tion of cold feet. When the minister lng angel approached his couch, he asked her with a smile, "How will you manage ahout mine, nurse, see= ing I left one in France and the othen in London ?" A young lady whose beauty is equal to her bluntness in conversation was visiting a house where other guestn were assemhled, among them the oldest son of a rich manufacturer. The talk turned on matrimonial sc-uabbles. Said the yomng man: "I hold that the thing for the huahand to do is to begin as he intends to go on. Say that the question was one of smoking. I wodld at once shoew my intentions Iy lighting a cigar, thus then and there settling the question for ever." "And I," said sbe young lady, would at once knock the thing out of y...
WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 31 August 1917
WISE AND OTHERWISE. At one tieme both Monat?gu Mat thews and Matthew MortaVue were members of the British House of Commons. Mr. Matthews was a bi-' powerful giant of a man. Mr. Mon tague was thin and emaciated. The Ispeaker frequently confused the two. "I can't understand it," salh Mon tague Matthews. "There's as much difference between us .as there is be tween a horse chestnut and a chest nut horse." ' e-" A Chinaman who had been robbed by a woman on the krowery was try ing to describe her at police station. "Can't you' remember how she was dressed ?" asked the lieutenant at the desk. "What sort of a hat did she wear ?" For a moment John seemed puzzled. Then his face brightened. "He dead-she glad," he confident* ly announced. And now the police are looking-for a woman with a Merry Widow hat. A firm of shady outside London brokers was prosecuted for swindling. In acquitting them the court, with great severity, said : "There is not seficient evidence to convict you, but if anyone wis...
AN ARITHMETICAL PUZZLE. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 31 August 1917
AN ARITJIaETICAL PUZZLE. It has been snowing all day and the hills on either side of the Red Cross Hospital. which lies deep ~own in a peaceul Highland glen. were covered with a mantle of immaculate whiteness. Snowballing was out of the quee tion as a pastime, for we had just that morning been inoculated pre paratory to another trip across the channel and our right arms were in slings. The gramophone had jibbed early in the day its "inside wis oot o' order," as -Printe.- Macllwham from the Canongate expressed it, and somnolence was stealing over most :of "ls as we' rclined on canvas chairs beside the reading-room lire. AN ARITHMETICAL DIVERSION. Suddenly Private Duff, of the. Ban tams, jumped up and shook the shoulders of an aristocratic young Oxford grad who is known in civil life as an accomplished mathemati cian. "Reddy." as we call! him, awoke. "What's the matter ?" he asked. "I say," said Duff, "I've heard yer guid at aromatics," "Mathematics," a sergeant in the corner correcte...
SOLDIERS' FEARS. [Newspaper Article] — Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News — 31 August 1917
SOLDIERS' FEARS. It is extraordinary what curious I fears some soldiers have. One fighter always dreads that his charcoal lire will he destroyed by a shell. fie always places the burner in the most protected part of the trench, but re mains quite indifferent in regard to his own personal safety. Another extraordinary fear of a soI dler at the "front" is that of having his bootlaces untied. Nothing elsa has terrors for him, from bayonet lighting to asphyxiating gases. But he is quite certain that if his boot laces are loose he will trip over them and break his neck. He always ex amines his laces to see if they are properly fastened. Another soldier who has been through the thick of the fighting is terribly frightened of going through a wood, and would rather walk miles around it than half a mile through it. He has the fear that some day a tree will sudrtenly fall and crush him. al;any soldiers have a horror of losing their identity discs, or of be ing unidentified if they are killed,...