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WOMEN AND WORK [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
WOMEN AND WORF All women who have not home du ties to keep them occupied ought tc have some outside interests. The women who are sweet-tempered and charming and kindly disposed to wards humanity are the busy women -thoseG kho work-for their living or for charity or are occupied with the best duties of all-motherhood. An energetic, enthusiastic, ambitious business Wroman with a calling, no matter how ,humble it is, has not the time for' the despicable pettiness that goes to make life a bibrden to all con cerned. The woman who works is inevitably -. woman who is broad in her views. Her opinions are not riveted to any one spot. Her point of view is mov. able. Her experience in the busind is mart gives her sympathy for other o men workers. She has learned to aLc cept every friend, new and old, at an honest valuation. She learns to enjoy the society of people who have made something out of life.
HINTS ON HABITS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
HINTS ON HABITS. Get out of the habit of.being poor. Poverty is no crime, but it is infernal ly bad taste! Besides, lots of people have been cut out of wills simply and solely for being poor. Being poor is an extremely hard habit to break yourself of, unless you begin very early in life. If you have been poor for fifty or sixty years, you are practically incurable. Marriages are made in Heaven. That's why all the brightest and best men are waiting. They don't want to throw themselves away on this side of Jordan. Acquire perfect manners. The use of manners is to enable you to do ex actly what you want without giving offence. The worst of all faults is to have none. Beauty is only skin deep. And the heart is very far from the skin. If, by any chance, you want to be really good, get out of the habit of being beautiful. Try to gain a reputation greater than you deserve, and then teach your self to deserve it. If you can do this, you won't need any further help from me. - Don't get into ...
THE MECHANICAL AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 November 1915
THE MECHANICAL AGE. Were we required to 1c'laracterise this age of ours by any simple epithet we should be temptcci to call it, not an Heroical, Devotional, Philosophical or Moral Age, but, above all others, the Mechanical Age. It i? the Age of Machinery, in every outward and-uni versal sense of that. word; the age which, with its whole individual might, forwai'ds, teaches, and practises the great art of:. adapting means to ends. Nothing is now done directly, or by hand; all is by rule and calculated con trivance. For the simplest operation, some helps and accompaniments, some cunning, abbreviating process is in readiness. Our old modes of execu tion are all discredited, and thrown aside. On every hand, the living arti san is driven from his workshop to make room for a speedier, inanimate one.
HOW CECIL RHODES DISCOVERED A DIAMOND FIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
HOW CECIL RHODES DISCOVERED A DIAMOND FIELD. A .German trader in skins and os trich feathers from the interior, with Pietermaritzburg as his frontier sta tion, - drove into Capetown one after ooon. He had been two months bring. ing in his waggons, each drawn by ten yoke of long-horned oxen, from the rrontler trading post named. .This trader, among other curious things, had a dozen or so very bril liant pebbles, Which he was showing ;i his friends. "Fine specimens of globular quartz," said a doctor, newly arrived, who had just enough of a smattering of geology to know nothing at all about it. "Would you mind, giving me one or two of those 'pebbles?" said a tall, dark-skinned, slender young man. "Or I will bur thni:;from-.you at whatever you may consider them worth. I have no such stones in my. collection at home." "My dear sir," the other replied, with the hdartiness of the dweller on the veldt, "you are very welcome to a couple. Pick out any two you may fancy." The dark young man se...
ESCAPE FROM A MILITARY PRISON. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
ESCAPE FROM A MILITARY PRISON. Ol.? of the most ingenious and dar !; escapes from prison that ever took lace haplie.u.d during the' American ivil NWar, when 109 Union officers es Lped by means of a tunnel from Lib y. Prison, Richmond. This building -as originall;: a wLarehouse, but bars ad been placed at all the windows, mud as it stood quite petached, it wa' comparatively easy matter to guard t securely with a small force and keep ve:.y door and V;indow in full . view rum without.: There were 1200 army ,ilicers kept in' this prison. They were allowed to wander practically all over the building, with the exception of the cellars. Of these, only one was not generally in use, and to gain access to this, the bricks at the back of a fire Olace were removed, and an S-shapled )assage made into the cellar. This work was done ,at nlight with a knife and an old chisel, and the bricks re place'd: for: the next day, as the fire plac.e was in constant use. The cellar having been reached, the ne...
WILKINS' SISTER [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
WtLKINS' 81STRIL X knew Wilkins when he was a bo) L went to school with him. We boys' wsed to despise him;; w often got up in the hight to hate him. You see, !t. was this way. The schoolmaster wanted to marry his sister--Wilkins'. sister, of course. That made all the difference. Wilkins was red-ha red and codfish eyed. He, never knew his lessons, and never tried to. He. whistled and sang in school, and rubbed ink on the other fellows' collars, and stuck pins in their legs. But.,he!;never got whacked with the ruler. :Not he. You see, the schoolmaster wanted to. marry Wi~ kins' sister. The little sp ke-haired wretch was iilowed to' cohle late and go early, and play the fool without a word- of: remonstrance. We weren't. You see, we weren't blessed with- sisters the schoolmaster wanted to marry. How we 'hated the young varmint! We tried to lower him in the master's estimation by egging him on. in his vil lainy. We suggested gunpowder in: the master's pipe; the idea commend 3A itself to ...
VARIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
VARIETIES. Things move along so. rapidly now adays that people who say, "It can't possibly be done," are continually be Ing interrupted by somebody doin' it. Among the Hottentots, if a widon marries; again, she is obliged to cu' off the joint of a finger for every hus band :.he marries after the first; this she presents to her new husband o: her wedding-day, beginning at one o :he little fingers first. It is good di.,cipline to do anythin: :egularly, whatever it may be. Irregi. iarity is as great a thief of time a Ilpunctuality. .Train yourself to ha' t time for everything and to do ever; ,hlng at its time, and your day wil. hold half as much again. The noisy waves are failures, bu :he great silent tide is a s"ccess. 'Dr %ou know what it is to be failing ever lay, and yet to be sure that your lif 's, as a who!e, in its great movemen end rueaning, not failing but succeed lug? After all, there is no place like tht farm, and no people like farmers. ThE aiore intimate one is with city f...
TRUE COURAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
TRUE COURAGE. "t Is no easy thing," remarked a Aental authority, "to_ distinguish b1 Lweeu true courage and qualities which may take its place, such -a stolidity, lack of imagination, and in sensibility. "I once listened to a ma who, as a traveller and explorer, had passed through many adventures, and whb boasted of the dangerous situations which lie had faced while his compan ions had run away. When I came to know hint better, 1 found that his cour age was chiefly a matter of insensibil ity and dulness of imagination. Had her realised his peril to the same ex tent as his companions he would with out doubt have taken to his heels with the rest. "Most of us have laughed at the ex cuse of the timid soldier who com plained that in battle his legs ran away with him of their own accord Absurd as the'excuse seemed, there Is a good deal of truth in it. Men ma. be cowards in spite of themselves You may test this by a simple experi ment Press your face against a sheet of thick plate glass an...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
DEATH. DICKsox.-On 14th November, at the Melbourne Hospital, of Hodgkin's ais.. ease, Margaret Ellen, the dearly be loved second eldest daughter of George and Sarah Jane Dickson, of Bacchus 'Marsh, and beloved sister of Mary, Rebecca, George, William B., Joseph H.,. and Sarah Jane. Aged 22 years and 9 months. Deeply regretted. IN MEMORIAM. PEARxE.- In loving remembrance of Thomas George, the dearly beloved husband of M. J. Pearce, who died at "Sunnyside," Bacchus Marsh, Novem ber 26th, 1914. Also of Louisa, their dearly loved daughter, who passed away August 30th, 1914. THR gtlfotn &press. Eatabliahed 1906. SATUBDAY, Nov. 27, 1915.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
MAY SAVE A LIFE. Chamberlain's Colic and Diar rhoea Remedy is just what its name implies. For pains in the stomach and diarrhoea it has no equal. Dur ing the summer months when stone fruit is plentiful and, as often hap pens during a dry spell, good drink ing water is hard to obtain in coun try places, bowel complaints are very prevalent. You cannot do bet ter than keep a bottle of Chamber lain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy always on hand. It will save much pain and suffering and may even save a life. Sold by W. Grant Morton, Bac chus Marsh, and A. Comben & Co. Werribee. PAINLESS DENTISTRY Mr. W. J. BROCKIE, Recorded by The Dental Board of Victoria. VISITS BACCHUS MARSH, and may be consulted at Merrimu House, Grant St., EVERY THURSDAY. And every SATURDAY by ap pointment, or any other day. Hours-9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ( iAnd may be consulted on all Branches of Modern and Painless Demtistry. Painless Extractions, 2/6, all day. City address-686 Sydney Road, Brunswick. MERRIMU HOUSE. G...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
The haycutting is now all finished. Some are already stacking, while others are carting direct from the fields to the chaff mills. There seems to be the required number of men available, so far. Stacking operations have already started, and carting to the mills is in full swing. It has been so great that the mills are full of hay. Barrie's new chaff mill, at the Melton railway station, started work on Wednesday last; and Dixon Bros. started on Friday. Managers of the chaff mills complain of a shortage of trucks. On Thursday 14 trucks of chaff left the Melton railway sta tion. . The weather for the week has been very changeable. On Tues day last it was miserably cold, with the unusual sight of persons sitting by the fireside .to keep themselves warm--strange for end of November, when it is usually uncomfortably warm. On. Tuesday last there was a very heavy shower of hailstones at Too lern Vale. The ground was covered white with them. We had light showers on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesda...
PUDDINGS WITHOUT EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
-PUDDINGS WITHOUT EGGS. Pearl Barley-Pearl barley' is one of the cereals that is not much used, except for thickening soups, but if used with apples and baked it makes a most nourishing pudding. Wash half a cup of pearl barley and leave it in water overnight. In the morn ing put it in a saucepan on the back of the stove with a' pint of water and a slice of lemon peel, and let it simmer until within an hour of supper time, for this pudding is best as a supper dish; as it requires long cooking. Then pour the bar ley into a deep baking dish, pare, core and quarter three apples, stir them in with half a cup of brown sugar, a tablespoon of butter, and fill up the dish with milk. Bake in a moderate oven for an hour and serve with cream. Date Pudding--Stone three-quar ters of a pound of dates, wash them in hot water, and then cut them up. Put the fruit into a mixing bowl with two cups of breadcrumbs, one of stale cake crumbs, one tablespoon of brown sugar, one teaspoon of mixed spice, and ...
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. The hon.. Sec. (Miss Beatrice W. Anderson) acknowledges, with thanks:- Goods donated- Handkerchiefs, Mrs. J. Digdale. Washers, Miss Morton, Flora and Angus Todd, Edna and Willie Lyle. Sugar bags, Mesdames T. Edwards, J. Ctumning, J. Scott, McKay, and Willie Lyle. Rabbit skins, Angus Todd. Walkiing stick, Mrs. -T. G. Pearce. Towel, Mrs. T. Dickson. Old linen, Mrs. W. Morton, sen. Socks, Mesdames J. Cowan, E. G. Morris, W. E. Ram sey, and J. McLachlan,- Misses M. McFarlane, Symington, Olive Kerr, N. Pearce, G. W. Anderson. Sent away this week-33 shirts, 37 pairs socks, 1 towel, 6 handker chiefs, 29 sugar bags, rabbit skins and old linen.
A CHIP AT THE SLACKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
A CHIP AT THE SLACKERS. Come, rally up, you Slackers, . Drag the cotton from your ears. Get the blinkers off your optics, Face the music, chuck your fears. How dare you play the shirker, And your Counti'y's call construe As only meant for t'other chap, Him solely, not for you? You trot the pave in daylight, With faces bold as brass, And you watch your own blood brothers To the field of honor pass. In their hundreds and their thous ands, Daring death beneath the flag, While you find your highest glory Just in rolling up a "fag." Have you neither "dad" nor "mater," Splendid sisters, true men prize, Don't their safety count a stiver, Are you cowards,d -- your eyes ? One chap; to me cracked 't'other day, "I'd like to be all in, But while my heart's so big and tough, My skin's too bloomin' thin." This rotter pops up everywhere, In every street and alley. You meet him on the wind-swept hill, He lurks in many a valley. Stacks of him' neither toil or spin. Own purses fat, land, bricks and s...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. The. conmmittee of the Bacchus Marsh Agricultural Society will meet on Thursday next,, 2nd Dec. As the pAirze money and expenses of. the recent show will be passed for payment, the Secretaxry desires that all committeemen and subscrib ers hand in their subscriptions by that day.. If this is done it will facilitate the work of. the Secretary. Entries for Ballan Horticultural show close to-day, 27th inst. The show will be held on Saturday iext, 4th Dec. Boxing .day sports meeting on Monday evening next, 29th inst. Melton market (McPhail's) on Saturday next, 4th Dec. A very desirable property in Ler derderg street is advertised for sale by Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co., at their BaCchus Marsh market on Thursday, 9th Dec. Baptist .Church. services, Sunday, 11 and 7.30; ,Pastor Si, ,Whitchurch. Week-night service at 8., All wel come. ChUrch of England services, Sun day, 28th inst.:-Bacchus Marsh, 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Coimadai, Sunday School, 2.20 p.m.; service, 3...
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. The Commonwealth Government has decided to raise an additional 50,000 men for active service, to be available within the next few months.- This number of men is in addition to the 9,500 per month re quired' for reinforcements. The new army will bring the total supplied by Australia by June next to some thing like 300,000 men. Every man in Australia of mili tary age is to be asked to enlist by postal communication, and if his reasons for not coming forward are not considered satisfactory he will be appealed to personally. It is estimated that there are 600,000 eli gible men in the Commonwealth. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hogg, of 'Too lern Vale, wish to thank the Bac chus Marsh Patriotic Committee for the medal presented - to their son, who is away at the Front. Mrs. J. Wills, of Lerderderg Park Bacchus Marsh, has received a post card from a wounded soldier in Malta, acknowledging newspapers which she sent, her name being written inside. With a view to en courage others to ...
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. Messirs. McPhail Bros. & Co. held their monthly. sale in the Corpora tion Yards, Bacchus Marsh, on Monday last, 22nd inst., when the bulk of the cattle yarded consisted of fats and meaty sorts. The pen ning of milkers and springers was lighter than of late. A. good de mand existed for all classes, a total clearance being effected, at high rates. Milkers made to £14/10/. Spring ers to £12; springing heifers £7, to £9. Fat cows, to £13/15/; fat heifers, to £10/5/; vealers, in lines, to 70/; meaty cows, £8 to £10. Store cows, dairy sorts, to £9; fattening sorts, £7 to £8/10/; 2 and 21-year-old heifers, £5/17/6 to £6/2/6. Pigs.-A full yardinog, with the demand brisk all round. Suckers made from 15/ to 25/; slips to 35/; porkers, £3 to £3/10/; light bacon, 70/ to £4; heavier bacon, to £5 7/6.
CULLING THE FLOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
CULLING THE FLOCK. A breeder's notes:=-Once'" a year I go over my sheep, culling out the individuals that are not up to my standard. All ewes that have broken mouths are discarded. I examine also the ..udders and teats, and if any have spoiled in any way be cause of .accident these are let go also. 'I know, too,. what ewes are good producers and what ones are not. Aniy. man who spends time with his flock, from the time the' lambs begin to come until they are weaned, has a pretty good',notion of the good and the bad in that flock. The. only person., qualified to do the culling is the man who works with the sheep. Rather late in the season my lamb' crop is gone over just as carefully as the ewes. I 'aim to.keep out ;each year the best ewe lambs for the 'further improvement of my flock.: Thei cilled lambs are set apart, fed carefully and sold as' soon 'as finished. I, can't see that it pays to keep an inferitr lamb for its wool crop '
The Peer and the Woman. Published by arran[?]ment with Messrs. Ward, Lock[?] & Co. Ltd. [All Rights Reserved.] CHAPTER X[?]XIV. Continued [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
Tle lilWolaQ. BY E. PHILLIPS 0 'ENHEIM. Published -by arrai irneat with Messrs. Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd. [All Rights Re: rved.] CHAPTER X. XIV-. Continued Two others were in the same strain. and similarly devoid of anything which could help him in the least. Towards the close of the third, however, there was a passage which he read twice over: And you will be here the day after to-morrow. Ah! it seems too gr.eat happiness to:think of it! How!I long to-see you, ;Bernard,-.and how. dreary" the days have seemed when you have been so far away, and I have been shut up here alone with mon pere and with Marie! There have been so many things to worry and perplex me. One of these I must tell you, dearest, and -you will not be cross with your Ce cile-I ,must ask you a favor. It is about Marie, Bernard. When you first came to see us 1 almost fancied some times that it was' for her you cared You talked to her so often-much oftener than to me, and, Bernard, I think: that she fancied so too....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 November 1915
Latest WAR News! Stick to Your Guns, "MOSSY." Continue to Fire Oat. The Best Material, Latest Style, and G.,Good Workmanship W hich has taken you to The Front every time. Em . MOSS, The People's Tailor, Baostreet, TTAYLOR'S CASH STORE Our CASH SYSTEM of trading enables s to offer SUPREME VALUE in all the various lines we carry. All our Goods are BOUGHT FOR CASH, with the full discounts, :and ;old to you with a Minimum of profit. CASH BUYERS can command Lowest Prices. They will get them here. Our reputation stands behind all our transactions, and we guarantee satisfaction. We do all classes of Jewellery and Watch REPAIRS. Customers can depend on getting satisfaction. ELECTRO PLATE WARE. ZONOPHONES. CROCKERY. . SCENTS and SOAPS. DOLLS and TOYS. SCHOOL REQUISITES. STATIONERY. UNDERCLOTHING. PICTURES and FRAMES. CHILDREN'S CLOTHING. JEWELLERY and REPAIRS. HOSIERY and RIBBONS. = TAT?LR'S CW S +RE Church and Main streets, Bacchus Marsh. •a L , , , I I THE FORD SPECIALISTS Wish to inform t...