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BACCHUS MARSH FIRE BRIGADE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 November 1915
BACCHUS MARSH FIRE BRI GADE. The new Fire Station will be opened on Saturday afternoon, 27th inst., at 3.30, by .the Chief Officer, Lieut.-Colonel T. S. Marshall, who will also perform the ceremony of laying thile foundation stone of tile building at the same time. The public are cordially invited to at tend. On the following Tuesday even ing, 30th inst:, tihe Brigade will tender a complimentary social in the new building to the lady stall holders and their assistants at the Fair which the Brigade held last year to raise funds: to erect the Fire Station.
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 November 1915
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB.. Opening of season this afternoon (Saturday, 13th inst.) at 2.30, at Miechanics' Institute, at the rear of which the green is situated. Ladies will provide afternoon tea. Hurry skurry competition will be played. All bowls to bear test mark of 1912 or later. Entries will be received on open ing day for a Singles tournament, starting about 20th inst. The club will visit Sunshine on Saturday, 27th inst.
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, Nov. 11. (Before Messrs. Read Murphy, P.M., W. Lyle, W. Vanstan and Dr. T. B. Ryan, J.P'S.) [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 November 1915
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, Nov. 11. (Before Messrs. Read Murphy, P.M., W. Lyle, W. Vanstan and Dr. T. B. Ryan, J.P's.) Wm. Stanley Buxton, of 30 Nic holson street, Fitzroy, was granted a transfer of licence for Cann's Family hotel, Blackwood, from Re becca Cann, the present licensee. Constable Barrett v. Win. Thos. Loates. Failing to have child vac cinated.-Fined £2. The following were also charged with the same offence-Ernest A. Reither, Henry James Brown, Pat rick Whelan, Walter W. Palmer, Fredk. Pearce, all adjourned .for 14 days. Senior-Constable Dally v. Timothy Francis Shea. Riding a bicycle on footpath in Gralit street at 10.20 a.m. on show day, when several people were about.-Fined 10/. Amy Beatrice Brain proceeded against Mrs. James Hehir (both of Maddingley) for using insulting words. Mr. Permezel appeared for com plainant, and said Mrs.' Hehir had given a lot of trouble to her neigh bours, who were forced to bring the matter to court. . On this occasion she had posses...
THE USES OF ADVERSITY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
THE USES OF ADVERSITY. A young girl wrote a novel a little while ago, and showed It, to a friend of mine who is a clever writer. And this is what my friend said: "You show great promise, and you write well., But your book is shallow. Walt until you nave lived longer and suffered more before you try to deal with such a suoject." Most of us would be rather shailow and cnaracterless people it it were not for the trouoles and'worries that tall to our lot. Haven't you some times admired the almost neaveniy patience of an invalid friena? 'rce chances are that she would never have deevioped patience to anything like the same extent It she naa never suffered. Or perhaps another of our acquaintr ances is always cheerful-an -attrl oute we should' think quite natural it she owned riches, instead of Deing extremely poor. But there is no doubt about it Our worries and vexations are rea.it out opportunlties, and tne sad or QuIa lits of our' lives are the places to exercise our virtues and graces ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
Miss MURPHY, MAIN STREET, BACCHUS - MARSH. - - FOR BEST CONFECTIONERY, FANCY GOODS, TOYS, &c.; FANCY WORK MATERIAL kept "n -OW-L. EGGS FOR SETTING. My Champion WHITE LEGHORNS. 5/ and 10/.., " J.- LODGE, "Rosebank" Bacchusi _ tey. 1 A1 . BLXAIR GENERAL BLACKSMITH AND WHEELWRIGHT, And Harvesting Machinery Expert. Has* purchased the Business at MYRNIONG formerly carried on by Mr. Wade, and is prepared to do ALL CLASSES OF WORK at rul ing prices. Your patronage solicited. To stand this season at Pentland Hills, Myrniong, the well-known Draught Stallions: LORD NORTHCOTE, 677. (N.Z.D.H.S.B.) Gov. Certificate. Terms:-£6 each mare. £2 pay able 1st January, 1916, balance due on mare proving in foal. KELM'S PRIDE, 337. Gov. Cectificate. Vol. V., Austr. Draught Horse Stud Book. Terms:-£5 each mare. £2 pay able 1st January, 1916, balance due on mare proving in foal. Grazing :-Mares sent to either of the above Horses-Mare, with foal at foot,. 2/6 per week; dry mare, 2/. Only a limited nu...
At Last. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
At Last. He dashed off treatises in Greek Of science books a score, - in twenty tongues the man could speak And knew the heavens' lore. But still the wolf bayed loud and long And hunger pinched his cheek, Ontil at last he wrote a song Called: "Nell and I Don't Speak!
A Day in the Country. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
A Day in the Country. The fresh-oomplexioned young police man from the country betrayed by his self-conscious air the disquietude he felt on first going on duty in a Lon don street. 'He was particularly dis turbed in mind by the behavior of a street arab, who sat on the kerb smok ing a succession of "fag ends," and regarding him with a fixed serenity of gaze worthy of Sam Weller himself. Waiting until he thought he was not noticed, the new constable ap proached the urchin. "Now, then," began the policeman, "what are you sitting there for all this time?" "Takin' a day oft In the country," replied the arab. The inexperienced officer, perfectly new to the species, stared at the pro duct of slumdom in undisguised amaze ment. "Takin' a day off in the country!" he echoed. "Why, wherever can you see the country from 'ere?" "In your face, of course." :eplied. the alert arab, at last, swiftly vacating the kerb.
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
USEFUL HINTS. An Eye Saver.-Keep a good mag rifyiug glass in the sewing machine drawer, and see how it saves the eyes. The almost invisible numbers on the needles are easily read, and in start ing a pool of fine silk or thread the glass will show when the end is fast ened to spool. Lotion for the Hands -To four parts of glycerine add one part of tartaric acid, dissolved in the smallest possible quantity of hot water. Mix well, ap ply a few drops to the hands, and rub in thoroughly. If hands are badly chapped use more of the lotion, rub bing in thoroughly. Wash in clean, luke-warm water, dry well, and apply a little more. Applied immediately after peeling fruit or vegetables, it will remove stains at once. When hands are badly stained, treat as if chapped. A Remedy for Toothache.--'ill a small cup with boiling vinegar. Dip a piece of cotton-wool into the vinegar and rub the gum; 1 t the vinegar be as ,hot as you can endure. Stuff the aching tooth with some wool. Some times two applic...
THE LIMITS OF SPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
THE LIMITS OF SPORT. Let not your recreations be lavish spenders of your time, but choose such which, are healthful, short, tran sient, recreative, and apt to refresh you; but at no hand dwell in them or make them your great employment. for he that spends his time in sports and calls it recreation is like him whose garment is all made of fringes and his meat nothing but sauces; they are .healthless, chargeable, and use less. And, therefore, avoid such games which require much time or long at tendance, or which are apt to steal the affections from more severe em ployments.
HOW A PRISONER WAS RESCUED A Clever Ruse. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
lOIB A EPRISONER WAS RESCUED A Clever Ruse. In the battle of Poitiers, 1356, a number of Scottish soldiers fought on? the side of the French, and several or them were taken prisoners by the Eng. lish. Amongst them was Sir Archi bald Douglas, half-brother of Lord Wil liam Douglas. Being dressed in a suit of splendid armor, the victors thought they had captured- as indeed they had -some great nobleman. Several of the English were about to strip off his armor, when Sir William Ramsay, of Colluthie, who was also a prisoner, happening to catch Sir Archibald's eye, -gave him a meaning look. Pre tending to be very angry he cried out: "You rascal, how is it that you are wearing your master's ar.mor? Come here and pull off my boots." Douglas, seemingly thoroughly cow ed, went humbly forward and drew off a boot, with which Sir William began to beat him. The English onlookers at once inter fered on Douglas's behalf, saying that he was a person of great rank and a lord. "What!" shouted Ramsay, ...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. Myrniong race booths will be sold by auction at the Ballan sale on Thursday next, 25th inst. Baptist Church services, Sunday, 11 and 7.30; Pastor S. Whitchurcih. Week-night service at 8. All 'wel come. Church of England services, Sun day 21st inst. :-Bacchus Marsh, 11 a.m. (Morning Prayer and Holy Communion); 7.30 p.m. (Evening Prayer). Christ Church, Myrniong, 3 p.m., Jubilee services continued. Soloist, Mr. Albert Woodward. Preacher at all sbrvices, Rev. T. W. Davis. Presbyterian Church services: Bacchus Marsh, 11 and 7.30 (in School Hall). Melton, 3. All welcome. Rev. B. Williama. Methodist Church services, 21st inst.:- Rockbank, 11; Melton, 3; Melton railway, 7.30; Mr. W. J. C. Ashley. Balliang East, 11; Staugh ton Vale, 3 and 7.30;. Student. Bac chus Marsh, 7.30, Mr. G. Cookson. The Bacchus Marsh Presbyterian congregation will hold special Ju bilee services in the recently reno vated church on Sunday, 5th Dec. All Presbyterians are cordially in vited to attend, i...
REPAIRING TIRE CUTS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
REPAIRING TIRE CUTS. By repairing: your cuts you cut your tire bills. A little glass cut, a nail hole; or any abrasion that pen etrates the rubber tread to the fabric of the tire, opens a way for dirt and moisture to .creep in. In many an apparently perfect tire, when re moved from the wheel, and deflated, is found a loose tread, under which are dirt and moisture, rotting the fabric. If you have ever found a tire in this condition, you know you have had a strong temptation to call it defective. Almost. without ex ception, the tire having a loose tread and rotting fabric is not at fault. As the tire revolves a suction is produccd, which draws particles of .dirt ,into the cut. Gradually these pu ticles work under the rubber, g' inding and cutting it from the fabric. If neglected, this grinding process iwill work around the tire aiid separato the whole tread from the :fabric. The fabric under the trcad soa:ks up some of the moisture, whicill: chatiuses it to weaken, and a bloA?~ out so...
COMING SALES: McPhail Bros. & Co. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
COMING SALES: McPhail Bros. & Co. Monday, Nov. 22.-Bacclhus Marsli market. L. A. Fairbairn & Co. Thursday, Nov. 25.--Ballan mar ket. Myrniong race booths, &c. Get Rid of Old H.ons-It is advis-: able to market odl liens iniasumtimher as soon as their second Iuingg season is over. H1-ens over twAý.o years' old rarely lay as many eogs, as sthey db in their pullet aind -yearling seasons . Keep the nests. cein ;:P:I'provirlde;e oner nest for every four licusl gat]hei the eggs twice daily, keep h:e: eggs in a cool, dry rooml i -;i cell at; and i rkle them at letast twice Ma xieck .iarket all cockerels excpt ?s? oso initenided for breedin pigiuroses as ::soon :a't.he attain broiler sizc , fo: tihey x?dill pafr a larger ]p!ofi?:?it tihat timt e than if held until the i market becomes over crowded.
COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
COIMADAI. (FRoM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Deep regret was expressed through out this district when it became known that Gunner Thomas Rawlin son had succumbed to the terrible epidemic (nieningitis) which has ac counted for so many of our bravo men who had given their services to their country. Guinner Rawliiison was the eldest son of Mir. Thomas Rawlinson, of Coiniadai :lihero lie was born. about 26 -x.'ars: ago. :: He was an intelligent lad: at school, and developed into a finnd' speciimefi of manhood, and about thlice y'ears ago he was successful in ,joininin g the Police Force, and, Ihas benei sfitionied in various places in ?the Camper down district. A-bout' three weeks ago he decided to enlis t, and. was joined to the 10th Battery, 4th Ar tillery Brigade,. aind .ias:,' to have sailed for the front o:I l,,Thursday: last week. On Frida, 12tli inst., it was discovered' that lie 'was suffer ing from menin?gifis, and lihe was re moved to the Alfre4d Hospital, and his father informed o...