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The Warning Was Needed. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
The Warning Was Needed. It was a little supper among a num. ber of kindred spirits, and when the cloth was removed from the table nearly everyone present obliged with a song except the chairman. "As a matter of fact,' he said-apolo getically, "my voice is somewhat like the sound that is caused by a brick being rubbed along the panels of a door!": This excuse ,was put down-to his modesty. "Very well, gentlemen," replied the chairman., "if you think you can stand it, here goes." Long before he had finished his song the audience fidgeted in their seats, and when lie sat down there was a deep silence. Then the hush was broken by a brawny Scot, who sat at the end of the table with a big decanter in front of him. "Mon," he exclaimed, "your sing ing's no' up to much, but yer vera. city's just awfu'! Ye were richt aboot taht brick!"
TOOLERN VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
TOOLERN VALE. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) We are very pleased to note the success of former pupils of the local school. Master Lex. Murnane, who has just completed the Diploma course in Meclhanical and Electrical Engineering, has been appolnted Science Master in the Horsham Tech nical School, at a sa!ary of £175 per annum. Miss Dora Grant has com pleted a course at the Training Col loege, Melbourne, and will get an ap pointmnenit to begin school on 2-4th inst. Mr. V. R. Davey's apiaries, which before new year were yielding at least half-a-ton of honey per week, have now ceased to yield, owing to the appearance of the Rutherglen fly among the blossoms. As honey is worth about £50 a ton, it will be a serious loss to Mr. Davey. There is a chance, too, of the bees failing to find sufficient food for themselves. A heavy downpour of raii is now needed to destroy the pest. During the holidays I also" noticed its rav ages in other districts. In some in stances, whole tomato plots of stron...
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. Ballarat Central Club will visit Bacchus Marsh to-day, Saturday, 22nd inst. to play against the local Club. The following have been sel ected to play for Bacchus MFarsh J. G. Wells, J. K. Brown, G. W. McFarland, W. D. Hogan (Capt.) T. Heath, F. R. Manning, J. A. Johns, H. G. Campbell (Capt.) W. Mitchell, R. H. Dugdale, H. H. Blight, M. Butterfield (Capt.) W. E. Ramsey, W. Williams, A. G. Crisp, P. F. Emmett. (Capt.) Play to start at 2 p.m. sharp.
COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
COIMADAI. (FROM oun owN CORRESPONDENT.) A preliminary Recruiting meeting was held in the local ,State School on Tuesday evening, for thile purpose of electing three local citizens to act in conjunction with the Shire Coun cil on the Central Recruiting Com mittee at Bacchus Marshl. About 30 citizens attended. Cr. John Wills addressed the meeting, and explained that it was necessary to have these local committees to assist the Re cruiting Sergeant, who will visit the district to interview eligible men. The speaker's i'emarks on the nati onal crisis were listened to withl in terest. -Cr. Alkemade, J.P., also ad dressed thie meeting. Messrs. W. J. Allan and J. Bennett were elected to the Committee, with Mr. A. B. O'Hara as Secretary.
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
RIFLE SHOOTING. The Bacchus Marsh Rifle Club will hold a competition on the raoe course range this Saturday after nodn, commencing at 2 o'clock. The first prize will be Cr. D. Robertson's trophy; the entrance money (6d. per member) to provide the second and third prizes. As there are a number of now members, the ranges have been made 400 and 500 yards, 7 shots and 2 sighters at each. Open to members and intending members, who may join on the ground. In order to sustain the interest in the Club, monthly competitions will be held on the second Saturday in eacli month. The first will take place on Saturday, 12th February, at 500 and 600 yards. As the Ballan Club was very courteous to the local Club during its enforced recess, by inviting the Club to take part; in friendly matches on its range. it was promised that Ballan would be giveu the first match on the new range. Saturday, 19th Feb., has been suggested as the date: for the match, if suitable to Ballan. Teams' matches amongst nmem...
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. The following have responded from Bacchus Marsh and district:- W. Allan. Wmin. Brennan, Jas. Bushby, Isaac Brunt, Raymond Bord, Patrick Barry, Fred. Brighton, J. R. Ben nett. Frank Crook, Webb Crook, Chas. Crook (one family), Wmin. Clark, J. R. Calderwood, W. G. Chippindall, R. Croton (w.), J. Cosgrove, W. Cook, Henry Hodson ,Campbell, Walter Crouch, Edwin Cobham, R. Coates. Norman David Davidson, Alex. Durward, Leslie Davis. Charles Edwards, Roy Edwards, Wm. B. Edwards (one family), Reg inald Evans, W. Edgerton, Clarence Earl. Af. Farrow (wounded), All. Fair bank. Arthur Gladman, R. T. Grant. Arthur Hine (killed), Thomas Hawkins, "Jack" Hammond, W. T. Herder. James Kennelly, A. J. Knight. Henry Lay, Chas. Lyle, Hugh Lockwood, Peter Leitch, Jno. Camp bell Low. Alex. Murdoch (killed), William Morton (w), Gee. Moore (w.), David R. Moore, Jas. H. Moore, Chas. A. Moore, Peter Moore (one family), Ed. Marsh, Thos. Manly, Ken. Moore, John Main, Albert Martin, W. Murcott....
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
BACCHUS MARSH. Messrs. MePhail Bros. will hold their usual Bacchus Marsh sale on Monday next, 24th inst. Properties at Goodman's Creek for sale. Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co. advertise particulars. A clearing sale will be held at Balliang on behalf of Mrs. John M?cArthur, on a date to be fixed. Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co. have the matter in hand. Ballan market on Thursday next, 27th inst. As this is the first sale which. Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co. will conduct since the change'of partners, a good rally-up of both buyers and sellers should be given the new principal, Mr. Cam. Myers. It will encourage him to give you his best services. The Bacchus Marsh Shire weigh bridge in Grant street has been officially tested, and is now open for .use. Messrs. Pearce Bros. bridge is nowv being tested; and the Shire bridges at Rowsley and Parwan will be treated in their turn. Baptist Church services, Sunday, 11 and 7.30; Pastor S. Whitchurch. Week-night service at 8. A...
THE REMOUNT UNIT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
THE REMOUNT UNIT. (Composed by Trooper' George Beckam, 1st Australian Remount Unit. Written somewhere under The Sun, Dec. 3, 1915.) Our country now is calling, calling us from far and near, To save the noble ]mpirc, that every one holds dear; Our sons have fell in thousands-aife falling day by day, And we're off to fill their places, 'mid the battle's fray. I'm one of lthe Troopers that to Egypt soon will go, To relieve the boys who, over there, are ready for the foe; Some say we are not fighters, and do not know our game, But we'll truly serve the good old Empire just the same. Should we be asked to shoulder' arms, we, one and all, Will rally gladly to our duty, at tihe Empire's call; And if to mind the lhorses in Egypt we've to stay, The young men of Australia still a noble part will play. The youig eilec frdm Ailistralia will proudly shoiv the Huns That young Australian fathers can avenge their gallant sons. We'll help the men who cannot go, and fight their battles, too, Where'er...
The Rule of Three. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
The Rule of Three. "One week from to-day, Uncle Joe, i will be a married man. Yes, in seven short days I will be initiated into the mysteries of matrimony." "No inysteries about it. my boy. It's just the plain, simple rule of-three." "Rule of three? Eh-what .three?" "Wife, mother-in-law, and servant girl." We may if we choose make the worst of one another, but we ,ayg alar sLk~i tbh-best of une another. i ,
Aim High. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
Aim High. "On one occasion," said an employ er of labor, "I was accosted by a man who was well known as a quaint and eccentric character in the town in which he lived. "He asked me to use my influence il obtaining for him a post-as bookkeeper to a firm with which I was connected "'Why, Jim, you've never been any thing in your life but a messenger How can I recommend you as a book keeper?' I said. "'Well, it's like this, guv'nor,' he replied. 'If I try for the bookkeeping job, I may get some Job between that and being refused altogether.' "I was highly.amused by the man's notion; particularly as there is a good deal of philosophy in it, for, as Im said, when I questioned him on the subject: "'My father always used to say- Aim high. You will probably bring down sometbhing only a little lower."
IN THE MERCHANT NAVY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
IN THE MERCHANT NAVY. "Sometimes ships' cargoes brought from the hot countries ,lay havoc by the fumes they giv4 brth," says an old sea captain. "On one voyage the sugar we had aboard made every one sick. Matturs tIuaily became so bad that we could not live below deck. I chases a big Newfoundland dog out of its kennel aft and used the place as a berth, while the crew threw them selves.around the deck at the immin ent risk of being washed overboard. The cook had to go into the hold oc casionally for provisions, and when hlie did so he tied a piece of cloth over his mouth and nose. After several silch hurried visits he was overcome, and two other men similarly protect ed went down and secured him with ropes and he was hauled out The hatches could not be battened down, for fear the cargo would spoil, so we had to put up the best we could with the fumes until we reached port. "The. usually pleasant aroma of coffee 'becomes sickening indeed when a man has to sail for weeks in a ship load...
The Peer and the Woman. Published by arrangement with Messrs. Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd. [All Rights Reserved.] CHAPTER XXX IX.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
aiina Ie woma8 . BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM. Published by arrangement with Meessrs. Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd, [All Rights Reserved.] CHAPTER XXX IX--Continued. "Father." I said. "don't you-" T nad turned towards him, and his look seemed to freeze the words on my lips. Great beads of perspiration were bursting out upon his forehead, and he had stretched out his hands in a wild. convulsive gesture of terror which no words could express, '"Mon pere!" I cried. "What is the matter? Are you-ill? Don't you see Lord Aklceston?" •He neither spoke, ppor moved. no-r., chaibed his alfittde. Cord1 Alceston, seeing that something was wrong, waved his hand to me, and came hur. rying across the lawn When he ar. :rived my. father had fallen forward and. with a cry which seemed to rend the silent night air, was lying sense. less at my feet. Lord Alceston was very good He pushed the servants out of the way, and took my father up in his arms as though he had been a baby, and car. ried him to his room...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
Latest WAR News! * Stick to Your Guns, :: "MOSSY.", •: • .I Continue to Tire Out The Best Material, Latest Style, land, Good Workmanship Which has taken you 1-: to.~The Front every - time. - Em. MOSS, The People's Tailor, GatSht S~I&OIMON. BRS THE FORD SPECIALISTS Wish to inform the Residents of Bacchus Marsh and District that they are making every provision for the upkeep of this 1 POPULAR CAR. fORD CARS; SLATEST MODEL, Single Seater, Complete. . Ditto Double Seater, Complete. I 5 " W ' P U"L 'u"-'MID"'W- ' P ""Wuri'f " ^Ut'""w ~ to-r¶ U' 1 qv - 'U U " "'~" I IPM"4" ""UJ """ W U' ' U'"V'W MUrJ SPlease Remember All Cars ordered through US will have our Special Attention. This means a BIG SAVING to you for upkeep. SUPPORT LOCAL TRADE IT WII, PAY YOU WELL. SIMON flros., Ford Agencg "MOTOR GARAGE, BACCHUS MARSH. 'Phone 29. *GLEN VALLEY S,, "=,AGENTS o.ICKIE & SONS, Groce-·rs, Seed,- Grai · · · · n ? . . . " - F. -G. E. HISCOCK CHEMIST, Main Street - ra rnc anhus Marsh. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
:MONDAY, Jan. 24th. SBacchus Marsh Market. McPHiAIL BROS. & Co. will sell at Bacchus Marsh at 12.30 p.m. sharp FAT and STORE CATTLE. MILIKERS and SPRINGERS. PIGS, SHEEP, and Sundries. S14 doz. good CORN SACKS. ; 2.50 BOX POSTS. A. BURBIDGE, Agent. ,THURSDAY, Jan. 27 at 12 o'clock sharp. I munediately before Cattle Sales. LAND SALE AT BALLAN. T. HE GIPPSLAND & NORTHERN SCO-OPERATIVE SELLING & INSURANCE CO., will Sell, on. ac count of Wilson Coulter, Esq. (prac ticalliy without a copper reserve), right at the Ingliston Railway Sta tion- :A grand little PADDOCK, 93 icrics, being Crown Allotments 1 Sand la, parish Gorong, well fenced, imnproved and watered; also Crowni Allotment 5, parishl of Gorong, 'lnown as the Reserve Paddock, con tamining 70 acres 1 rood and 4 perches, about 1. miles, from Inglis ton Railway Station-2 grand little paddocks. Buyers should inspect prior to the sale, and be prepared to buy at auction, as the vendor is determined to sell. Except...
BACCHUS MARSH POST OFFICE [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
BACCOHUS MARSH POST O'FFICE The Office closes at 6 p.m. daily. Office opens for 20 minutes after Melbourne mail is sorted-6.40 p.m. to 7p.m. Private box holders may obtain their letters at all hours. Telegraph Office open from 9 a.m. to 6p.m. Telephone from 9 a.m. to 8p.m. Money Order business open from 9 a.m. to 4 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 a.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.
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. Trooper Fred. Brighton, of Bac chus Marsh, a - melmber of the 1st Australian Remount Unit, writes to us:- ' . - At Sea, 31/12/15.--Find enclosed a few verses of poetry, composed by a friend of mine. As I have been a constant reader of your paper for the last five years, I thought you would be kind enough to find space for the same. Your readers will ap preciate the poem, and I also hope it will help to move some of the young men who are still. in the Marsh, suffering from "cold feet."
In the Refreshment Room. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
In the Refreshment Raoon. A sallow individual in a faded browl overcoat sat down on a stool at a railway restaurant the other morning and said to the proprietor: '"Give me a cup of coffee and one of your expurgated sandwiches." "What kind?" said the proprietor. "Expurgated, replied the other. 0One of those vacuum sandwiches for which your establishment is justly celebrated." "I haven't any kind but those under that glass cover." "That's all right. That's the par. ticular variety I want.' He helped himself to one of them, and lifted off the. upper lid. "That is what I call a sandwich nil,' he observed, eyeing it critically, yet approvingly. "There is nothing super rogatory about it. It's one of those hiatus sandwiches. It's a sandwich with an alibi," he added, replacing the lid and studying thb outer surface of it intently. "It's an absent sandwich. It's a sandwich that has failed to ar rive. I have'seen times when I would have given the world to--"' "Stay," interrupted the proprieto...
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. Lieut. E. J. Ryan (son of Dr. T. B. Ryan, J.P., Bacchus Marsh) was presented with the. district meldal at the Shire Hall on Saturday even ing, by Mr. W. Williams,.B.A., Hon. Sec. to the Patriotic Committee, w'ho wished Lieut. Ryan God speed and a safe return. Messrs. H. G. Camp bell, A. T. Oliver, P. F. Emmett, W . E. Ramsey, J.. H. Clark, W. Mitchell, W. D. Hogan, and J. A. Johns, added good Wishes. Lieut. Rvan thanked the Committee for the gift, and stated tfhliat: after having been kept in Camp' as Instructor for seven months-against his wish-he had been. promised marchling orders for the Front within a few weeks. Dr. T. B. Ryan also made a very stirring patriotic speech in acknow ledging the gift to his son. W. J. Tregoning, A.N.A. Build ing bootmaker, has to be added to the "gone to the Front" list. lHe will go into Camp on 1st Feb.