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THE Mystery of the Ravenspurs Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Melb. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER IX.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
THE t1US1C[ U 0t 1110 nV Sulls By FRED. M. WHITE. Author of "The Ends of Justice," etc. Published by arangement with Ward,. Lock and Co., London and Melb. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER IX.-Continued. Marion looked swiftly from one to the other. She was puzzled. Almost flawless as she was, sheliad her minor weaknesses, or she had:- been less ch riri fthan she wasad `she hated to be puzzled. Vera was no longer pale and all signs of languor had departed, yet she looked confused, and there was the trace of a blush on her cheeks. -"Sometimes I fancy that Uncle Ralph is laughing at us all," she said, with a laugh that was not altogether natural. "But I am all right now, dear Marion. Save for a racking headache, I am myself again." Marion, solicitous for others always, flew for her smelling salts. In tlree strides Ralph was across the floor, and had closed the -door behind her. His manner had instantly changed, he was fully of energy and action. "Take this," he whispered. "Take. -it and t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
TAYLOR'S CASH STORE L.Our CASH SYSTEM of trading enables us to offer SUPREME VALUE --in all the various lines we carry. All our Goods are BOUGHT FOR CASH, with the -full discounts, and sold to you with a Minimum of profit. _ CASH BUYERS can command Lowest Prices. They will get them here. Our reputation stands behind all our transaetions, and we guarantee satisfaction. We do all-classes of Jewellery and Watch REPAIRS. C;ustomers.:' `tan 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. Church and Main streets, Bacchus Marsh. eiCHAS. J. GRANT, s Y: BOOT and SHOE SPECIALIST ad a Large Stock of Up-to-date BOOTS and SHOES to SELL at Beasonable Prices. Ladies Gent's, aund Children's WHITE BOOTS and SHOES, of good - quality, and latest shapes. - Bowling, Tennis, and Cricket Boots and Shoes. Best H...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
DEATHS. RYAX.-On 12th Feb., at Manor street, Bacchus Marsh, James, the beloved husband of Elizabeth Ryan, aged 79 years. R.I.P.: VANOE.-On 9th, February, at "Coonarra" -Private Hospital, Melbourne, Noel Lor raine, beloved only son of the late Dr. Noel and Ada Vance, of Bacchus Marsh, •:aged 25 years.i IN MEMORIAM. IN loving mempry of our dear mother, who departed this life. February 12th, 1911, at Toongabbie, Gippsland. She bore her pain, she bore it well; But what she suffered none'can tell. Peacefully sleeping, resting at last; Life's worries and troubles past. Gentle in mind,.patient in pain, Our dear mother has left us, Heaven to gain; Always so loving, generous and kind, Few in this world her equal to find. Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Clara Minnie and Win. C. H. ,WallU. sitm, r1e1 . EstablishUaRY1301. SATUJRDAY, FEBRUARY -13, 1915.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
MELTON RACES. March 19th, 1915. Funds for Mechanics' Institute. Full particulars later. JAS. H. CUNNINGHAM, Hon. See. TUESDAY, Feb. 16. At 12 o'clock sharp. - On the FARM, STAUGHTON - S VALE, ANAKIE. About 23 miles from Geelong. POSITIVE AND UNRESERVED CLEARING SALE of Horses, Machinery, Farming Implements, Hay, Grain and Sundries. J. J. BURNS & Co. and E. R. SPARROW & Co., Auctioneers in Sconjunction, have received instruc tions from Mr. J. H. Smith (owing to having sold his property and re ':tiring from farming), to Sell by iAuction, as above, the whole - of "his very valuable Stock and Plant, -comprising: 8 exceptionally good Draught Mares and Geldings, first-class and reliable workers; 1 first-class Buggy Mare, 1 saddle and harness Pony. Harvester (McKay), 2 Reapers and Binders (Massey-Harris), 2 disc "Drills, (Superior and Deering), Win nflower, 3-f. disc Plough, (McKay, Grant's patent), 1 ten one-way disc Plough, (McKay), 1 double disc -(Nicholson & Mor...
A BRAVE SOLDIER His Sixth Medal. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
A BRAVE SOLDI EK SHis Sixth Medal. He had been put out as a vidette, ?r scout, and for hours be had peered .into the darkness around him to watch for the slightest sign of danger-list-' ened like one who realised that the wily Arab of the desert steals upoi. his prey with all the silent cunning of the American Indian. As the stars of night began to pale before the ad vance of- dawn he felt like one re prieved. While he watchedthe en emy had, for once, seemed to sleep. Daylight would bring a continuation of the march, and every hour would witness a skirmish; but'even a battle does not unnerve a man like standing vidette on a lone and dangerous post. What! Has he become blind? Day light now covers the desert, and the vidette is looking towards the camp of the night. There is no camp. At midnight he left 800 of his comrades. This morning there is no sign of life. He looks to the right, but there is na vidette. He Ipoks to the left-no liv. ing thing meets his eyes. He stands and peers, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
Miss MURPHY MAIN STRI'ET, I BACJRUS '- MARSH. FOR Slar 410sFT, 1 o4Ta 1k14T 4008ttB1 ThT8, &e. . FANCY WOBK MATEIAB.L kept i" utook.' Argentfor Puliaae JatterBa. LIC&L D9CIMi*? Contracts for Sale of Land, 3d each. Contracts for Sale of Businees, 34. Agreements to Let Furnished and Unfurni?hed Houses, 3d. Statatory Declarations, 3d. Mortgages for Land and Houses, 6d. Transfers of Land (Certificate of Title) 6d. Apprenticeship Indentures, 6d. Bills of Sale, 6d. Partnership Agreements, 6d. Deeds of Gift, 6d. WILL FORMS, with inietraction, 6d. S CRISP SONS. PRI NTI NG Of all kinds executed on shortest notice. CmusP & SONS, "Express" Office, Bacchu Marsh Commonwealth . .... l8an of tustraIfa HEAD OFFIOE SYDNEY This Bank is open for all classes of GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS at EQUITABLE BUILDING, OOLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE Also at Sydpey, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Townsville, aid Londas. Cable remittances made to, and drafts drawn on fo...
CONDITIONS: [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
CONDITIONS: Entries, with entrance money, and last two years' performances, will be received by the Secretary up till MONDAY, 8th March. Any com petitor delaying the starting of any event will be regarded as a non starter. Protests not received un less lodged within ten minutes after the event, accompanied by a deposit of 5/. The Stewards may demand from' any competitor statutory de larations verifying performances. IThe decision of officials in all imatters will be final. Competitors who pay 3/ and over entrance money receive one gate pass. 'Admission to Grounds, 1/; Chil dren between 10 and 15, 6d; under 10, free. - First-class LUNCHEON obtain able inder the Grandstand. PROCESSION AND BAND WillI march from Shire Hall at 11 a.m. SGrand Irish National CONCERT in the evening, C. F. HEGARTY, President. G. W. McFARLAND, Secretary.
St. PATRICK'S SPORTS BACCHUS MARSH. Saturday, March 20, 1915. In the Showgrounds. C. F. Hegarty, President. Proceeds in aid of St. Bernard's School. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
St. PATRICK' SPORTS BACCHUS MARSH. Saturday, March 20, 1915. In the Showgrounds. C. F. Hegarty, President. Proceeds in aid of St. Bernard's School. Judges- Bicycle Races- C. F. Hegarty, Dr. T. B: Ryanf P. A. -McFarlane. Foot Races-Cr. J- G. Wells, Dr. W. B. Ryan, M. Dowling, P. F. Emmett. Horses-H. Densly, M. F. Cain. Stewards- Bicycle Races- D. McGrath, Si. Dowling, W. J. Lind say, M. Green, W. D. Hogan, J. Cooper, E. Whelan, W. Grant Mor ton, J. J. Barry. Foot Races- J. Markham, E. Taylor, E. Whelan, iW. J. Lindsay, M. Vallenoe, Jno. Cooper, T. Reynolds. Horse Events -J. McGrath, J. Whelan, E. Whelan M. Kiely, W. G. Hegarty, J. B. Doherty, H. O'Hagan, M. Dowling. .Other Events-S. Crowe, T. Re, nolds, E. Taylor, J. Markham, M. Kiely, M. Green, J. Reynolds, A. Love, J. O'Connor. Dancing Stewards-J. J. Barry, J. McNamara, W. Orford. Clerk of Course-A. Burbidge. Measurer of Ponies-C. F. Heg arty. . Handicappers-Foot Races-J.. P. Hanson. Bicycle races-A. Shaw, H. L. Simon. Open Bicycle...
BACCHUS MARSH POST OFFICE [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
BACCHUS MARSH POST OFFICE The Office closes at 6 p.m. daily. Office opens for 20 minutes after 6.20 p.m. Melbourne mail is sorted -6.40 p.m. to 7 p.m. . Private box holders may obtain their letters at all hours. Telegraph Office open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Telephone from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Money Order business open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, close at 12 noon. Registered and Parcel Post mails close 15 and 20 minutes before stated closing times. Mails, close daily: Melbourne-7.40 a.m., 12.20. p.m., T.P.O., 8 p.m. Ballarat-8.20 a.m., 8 p.m. Ballan-8.20 a.m. Rowsley-8.20 a.m. Myrniong-8.20 a.m. Melton-7.40 a.m. Balliang-9.30 an.m. Mails received .daily: Melbourne-9.10 a.m., 6.20 p.m., 9.10 p.m. Ballarat-12.55 p.m., 9.10 p.m. Ballan-12.55 p.m. Rowsley-12.55 p.m. Myrniong-8.20 a.m. Melton-9.10 a.m. Balliang-5.15 p.m. G. M. CREAGH, P.M.
DRESS MEANS EVERYTHING. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
DRESS MEANS EVERYTHING. "It doesn't matter what one wears at home," many a girl is apt to say. but, my dear girls, it does. More thin half your life is spent at home, so surely it is worth while to dress to look nice there. Frowsy, half-worn dresses,. dilapidated underweazr and shabby petticoats at home mark the girl who is overdressed outside as a rule-not the girl who looks nice and suitably dressed for both occasions. For to look nice, a girl must be suit ably dressed, a sensible working-dress for morning wear, more elaborate ones for afternoon or street wear. Everywhere, nowadays, a rent stress is being put upon personal ap pearance, dress, and neatness; and in business life, as in the lnme.. th,-s. are all-important. Slovenliness- is a bad advertisement, and many of the large business houses insist on earr ful dress, even in their errand boys: whatever dress is worn at any time:. shou.d be clean and well brushed;. -s welt as being as becoming as posSi.le. and the personal detai...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
"THE law of life is change," and "Circumstance is an unspiritual god." These are phases of the great law of evolution, and apply ing them to the political circum stances of Australia they inevitably point to Unification. The financial responsibilities of the war necessi tate concentration of resources; the complexities of transcontinental railway management point in the same direction; and the increased territorial responsibilities of the Commonwealth in the Pacific ne cessitate Unification. The Federal Constitution Act provides the ma chinery for making the change, and the present Ministry should set it in motion. Christ Church, 21st inst., 1st Sun day in Lent:-Melton, 8 (H.C.), 11 and 7.30. Rockbank, 3, Harvest Fes tival. Railway station, 3. A Mission will open in the Mel ton Roman Catholic Church on Mon day next. A meeting of the Coursing Club will be held to-night. Mr. Wraith, who purchased the storekeeping business from Mr. Chalmer, comes from Sale, Gipps land, and takes posses...
LETTERS FOR SOLDIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
LETTERS FOR SOLDIERS. ~ Letters intended for members of any division of the Expeditionary Forces at present on service abroad should bear on the envelope the number, rank, and the name of the soldier, with particulars of his com pany or squadron, and regiment or corps; and concluding, "Australian Imperial Force, Egypt."
A MEAN MARQUIS. Seeks a Cheap Cure. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
A MEAN MARQUIS. Seeks a Cheap Cure. A famous French surgeon, M. Vel pean, was visited one day at his. house during the -consultation hour by a mar quis renowned for his closeness. Velpeau informed the marquis that an operation was urgent and that the fee would amount to four thousand francs. At this the marquis made o wry face and left. A fortnight later Doctor Velpeau while making his rounds in the Hos pital de Ia Charite, was attra.ct'rd by a face that seemed familiar to him. In answer to his inquiry he learned that the patient was a footman in the ser vice of a nobleman in the Fau'boure Saint Germain. The nsrgeon found that his case resembled in every par. ticular the somewhat unusual one fit which the marquis had consulted hini' a fortnight previously. He refrained-. however, from making any coniments. Three weeks after the operation, when the patient was about to be d!scharged; Doctor Velpeau called him aside. "Monsieur," he said. "1. am. ex tremely flattered and pleased to hav...
A NOTE-BOOK for ODD JOBS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
A NOTE-BOOK for ODD JOBS. It pays to keep a notebook in which to jot down odd jobs that need attention, and which are so hard to remember when there is time which might be given to them. If a lock has become balky, or a room needs measuring for paper, or something must be hunted from the attic, make a note of it in the handy odd-jobs book. Look through the book frequently and check off the tasks accomplished. No one can be depended upon to remember all these things until pressing need jogs the memory. The handy little. note book will save many inconveniences if given a trial.
RECORD "MOVING JOBS." How Towns Are Built Up. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
RECORD "MOVING JOB." How Towns Are Built Up. Battersea-"John Burns' borough g ill- shortly be the scene of the big* gest "moving job" in London's his. tory. After being postponed time after time during, several years past, it' is now definitely announced that the long-contemplated removal of the 'L and S.W.R. locomotive engineering works from Nine Elms to Eastleign. seve~ty miles. away in Hampshire, is to take place within the next few months. About 10,000 people, it is estima. ted. will take part in the exodus, of whom about 2000 will be actual em ployes of' the company. Their wives, families, and dependants are reckon ed at between 5000 and 6000, the bal auce being made up of tradespeople and others who have announced their intention of joining in the migration. A somewhat similar happening took place some years ago when the North Western railway determined to make Wolverton, in Bucks, the Crewe of its system.' In a single day the place was transformed from a sleepy vil lage into ...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
BAOCHUS MAARSH. Clearing sale at Bullengarook on Friday next, 26th inst., on behalf of Mr. T. H. Skene, who has leased the property. A large number of purebred sheep are for sale, as well as horses, cattle, implements, furni ture, &c. Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co., of Bacchus Marsh, and Messrs. T. H. Laidlaw & Co., of Hamilton, will conduct the sale, as advertised. Bacchus Marsh Market (McPhail's) on Monday next, 22nd inst. Baptist Church services, Sunday, 21st, at 11a.m. and 7.30p.m., Rev. F. J. Wilkin. Week-night service, Tuesday, at 8. All welcome. Church of England services, 21st inst.:-Bacchus Marsh, 11 and7.30. "The Story of the Cross" will be sung at Evening Prayer. Coimadai, 3 p.m. Rev. T. W. Davis. Presbyterian Church Services: Balliang East, 3; Rowsley, 7.30; Mr. R. T. Morton. Bacchus Marsh, 11 and 7.30; Melton, 3; Rev. B. Williams. Methodist Church services, 21st inst.:-Rockbank, 11; Melton, 3; Melton railway, 7.30; Mr. W. J. C. Ashley. Staughton V...
PAINT ON THE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
PAINT ON THE FARM. Use a little paint on the steel water tanks, and you will lengthen their days of usefulness very much. The farmer should check the cor iription of rust wherever he finds it preying upon the tools and machin ery on his farm. Barndoor hinges, 'steel wheels, land rollers, well pumps, waggons and tools, as well as all buildings, can be preserved almost indefinitely by an occasional coat of paint, well worked onto the surface.
BACCHUS MARSH. No. 46. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
ii . BACOHUS MARSH. By W. WILLIAMS, B.A. No. 46. Bacchus Marsh of 1870 was ahead of: Bacchus Marsh of 1915, in one ri:: respect. It had an excellent drama tic:society, and plays like "Othello" were essayed, and comedy also was introduced. Mr. Wilson, the head teacher of the Central School, must have had histrionic gifts, while special mention is made more than once of the way in which Master Bowser sustained his reputation for playing female parts. He was par ticularly successful in "Mrs. Squif fern," whoever that lady may be.- I am not in a position to state whether Master' Bowser was the pre sent Member of Parliament, or a brother; Master Bowser also ex celled as a comic singer. The crit - icism reads :"With clear conscience we can set it down that Master Bowser bewildered and delighted the audience by his singing, in character as a female, a comic song, the name of which we cannot give, but it was wittier than such compositions usu ally.:are. His manner of doing this was all but ...
CARING FOR THE EGG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
CARING- FOR THE EGG. In the summer months, eggs should receive the same care and consideration as sweet milk and cream, and -be marketed daily if possible. They should not be ex posed to drafts of warm air, and should be protected from the iays of the sun and from moisture, in handling, marketing and shipping. The common practice of holding eggs for higher market price in autumn results in poor quality and serious loss instead of gain. Under ordin ary farm conditions, eggs should never be held. The farmer, how ever, is not the only one responsible for shrunken eggs on the market. Country merchants have been equally blamable for the annual loss. A ,fresh eg will absorb odors as readily as fresh milk. Mustiness or mouldy growth in egg cases or fillers will taint the egg and lower quality. Eggs should not be stored in musty cellars, or in rooms with fruit, vegetables or fish. The flock should never be allowed to drink filthy water, be fed musty grains or strong-flavored vegetables, as ...