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Hard Hitting. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
Hard Hitting. One of the professors at a certain University has often been spared much embarrassment by his quick. ness at repartee. One afternoon as he was in the midst of a speech somebody attempt ed to interrupt him by suddenly crow. Ing like a rooster. It was done to perfection, and a number of stu dents laughed, in spite of themselves. The professor, however, was equal to the occasion. He stopped, listen ed till the crowing, ceased, and then, with a look of surprise, pulled out his watch. "Morning already!" he saia. "My watch is only half-past three. But there can be no mistake about it: the instinct of the lower animal is infallible." There was a roar of laughter. The "lower" animal collapsed, and the lec turer continued his discpurse as it nothing ,had occurred.
SOME CURIOUS WAGERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
SOMB CURIOUS WAGERS. Alike in the variety and extent ol their wagers the gentlemen of Eng ,and are, says the "Strand Magazine," ais compared with their predeces.ors, but a degenerate race. Who, for in stance, would nowadays bet anything between five and one hundred guineas as to the number of ihs friend's chil dren and the date of their arrival? Yet the9 are literally hundreds of these wagers solemnly recorded in the Betting Book of White's together with others dealing with almost every conceivable -subject in heaven or earth. One of the less common type re lates to a gentleman, presumably em barrassed, concerning whom a bet is recorded that he "does not from ne cessity part with his gold ice-pails be. fore this 'day twelvemonth.". Another concerns a certain baronet whose financial circumstances formed the subject of a bet between Lord Alvan ley and Sir Joseph Copley. "If he is observed," so runs the Betting Book, "to borrow small change of the chair. nian or waiters Sir' Joseph is ...
IRRIGATION SETTLERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
IRRIGATION SETTLERS. While the drought of last year has broken over the whole State, it is somewhat a peculiar circumstance that on the Werribee catchment it is still acute, as rainfall figures show a. deficiencv of 12in. at Ballan for the y'ear 1914, and_ 5in. for the year 1915. This was the cause of a largo deputation ofr Werribec irri gation settlers waiting on the Water Commission on Tuesday. They pro tested that their supplies had been Cut off, and complained that the Re search Farm at Werribee wa_ get ting water, while settlers could .not. Financial assistance was asked for in view of the fact that they had been unable to get a proper supply of water. The Chairman of the Commission (Mr. Cattanach) stated that thel Mel ton reservoir, which was to supply the *Werribee irrigation district, was advancing towards comnpletion, but, with a view of meeting thle situation, arrangements had been made by means of certain temporary works at the reservoir to catch every freshet in the rive...
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. The Hon. Sec. of the Bacchus Marsh Red Cross (Miss B. W. An derson) writes :--Herewith account of goods sent through Bacchus Marsh Branch during 1915. Although fully appreciating the work done, might I ask that each and every one will do their "little bit." One of our work ers has the making of 197 shirts to her credit; another, 160 shirts and 30 pairs of socks; and a third worker, fully 165 shirts; while some of our knitters have been so assid uous in their work that they have almost lost count. All may not be able to work to such a large extent, but if each and all would do their little, the work of the Society would be even greater than it is. Materia, and wool can always be obtained from the Secretary. Goods sent away, from 1st Jan uary to 31st Dec., 1915: 1,127 shirts, 1,148 pairs socks, 4 sets pyjamas, 56 handkerchiefs, 43 towels, 87 scarfs, 21 pairs cuffs, 19 sheets, 147'pillow cases, 838 washers, 18 pairs blankets, 13 packets ecgar...
BACCHUS MARSH MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
SBACCHUS MARSH MILK. The annual meeting of, thle Bac chus Marsh Concentrated Milk Com pany Limited was held at tihe offices, Little Collins street, yester day. Mr. W. Grant., J.P., presided. In moving the adoption of the report and accounts, the chairman said that it was the intention to erect another condensing factory in New South Wales. Thie plans were in course 'of preparation: The di rectors hoped to commence its erec tion next month, and to have it in operation during the course of the coming winter, so as to take ad vantage of. the opportunity of aug menting the output at the. earliest moment. Owing to the severe drought that prevailed during part of last year, and particularly in Victoria, the output had been ma terially curtailed, and, as a conse quence, the company had, for the time being, to abandon a large por tion of its export business. With the erection of the new factory the directors hoped to be in a position to again take it up. The prevail ing shortage, owing to t...
MYRNIONG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
VMYRNIONG. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The wind-up meeting of the local Picnic Race Club was held on Sat urday last, there being a full muster of members. Cr. P. Purcell, J.P., occupied the chair, and intimated that the primary business was to re ceive the balance sheet, whlich showed an income of:' £43/9/6, with an expenditure of £41/7/6; leaving a balance of £2/2/ on hand. In moving its adoption, the Chairman heartily complimented the Hen. Sec retaries on the methodical manner in which they had carried out their duties, and felt that the highly suc cessful meeting which was held on New Year's day .was due in thile main to their untiring efforts. From start to finish there had not been a hitch of any kind, and what made tlheir work so much more praiseworthy was the fact that it had all been done in the interests of clean sport. The Club was fortunate in having such capable officers, and he hoped they would be available next year for the same position. Other mem bers spoke in the ...
BLACKWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
BLACKWOOD. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The quarterly return, compiled by the Mining Registrar for the Black wood district (Mr. M. J. Croker) shows the gold for the term ending 31st December, 1915, as 160oz. 3dwt. 14grs., an;l the return for the whole year, 605oz. 19dwt. 14grs. Mining in general has been very quiet. for some time past, but the discovery of a new reef of some im portance to the district will cause things to "hum" again on Black wood. The Easter Monday Co-operative party crushed during the quarter 63 tons of quartz for a yield of 48 oz. 18dwt., value £191. In the Ballan Division, Frichot and Party obtained 7oz. 10dwt.; and Stephens & Co. 3oz. 7dwt., from crushings at Government battery, Blakeville. / Quite a stir of excitement was cause(l when it became known that a new reef had been discovered by Mr. A. Turner. The reef is in an undeveloped belt of reefs, known as the eastern Yankee reef belt, and situ ated about 700ft. S.E. from the slhaft sunk by the Chine...
THE NEW MILKMAN. His Gentle Soothe. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
THE NEW MILKMAN. His Gentle Soothe. S"You'll find," said the proprietor c& r dairy to a new milkman, who was taking over the "round," "that the lady at 75 is inclined to find fault. You must soothe her down and not be rude to her; she.is a pretty good cus tbmer." "Leave that to me, sir," answered the milkman. "Those eggs you left here yesterday were stale," grunted the woman at No. 75 on the milkman's second vi * sit. "Them heggs was laid 'arf an 'our before you 'ad 'erm by special quick laying birds imported from the Mooly Wompo Island. ma'am, an. they came down' to this very 'ouse by Marconi graph, so as ye should get 'em fresh. A bit of twangy flavor they mayhave, ma'am, but you can lay odds they worn't stale." :The fault-finder gasped. "The milk didn't seem so good as usual yesterday either," she ventured. 'The guv'nor will be cut hup when 'e 'ears that, ma'am," continued the milkman. "'E sent down to Halder ney a'purpose for a cow what'll eat nothing but peaches and pin...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
Bargains in Ladies DRESSES We are: Selling Out the balance of our LADIES' .."SUMMER DRESSES at Cost Price to clear. AU NEW GOODS, and Bargains1 ·-: .. . . ?. i? ?* DO NOT MISS T IS oPP0RTITNITY oF S,::.,.:: GETTING A CHEAP DRESS. L OF C:OMMERCE, BACOHRUS ABBILB. . CLEARS OUT THE GERMS. When you have a cold culture beds for the germs of pneumonia and other diseases form in the 'throat. If Chamberlain's Cough Re mredy is taken at the first symptom of a cold there is no danger ofpneu monia or other infections, for being an expectorant it clears out these cultuti~e beds tlius preventing germs getting into tihe system. For that reason alone Chamberlain's Cough Remedy .is the. best' medicine you can use for colds. Sold by W. Grant Morton, Bao chus Marsh, and A. Comben & Co. Werribee. WANTED: 50,000 MEN FOR THE COMMONWEALTH ARMY. Australia needs. 50,000 Men for tile New Army, and"' 16,000 Men each month as Reinforcements. Victoria's Quota is 16,600 Men, and. 5,100 a Month. The nihn...
LIFE'S CHANGES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
LIFE'8 CHANGES; Scientists divide " il-iezJ lfe mat. tlihree periods: First, childhood and youth, when product is in excess of expenditure. Second, middle age, when product and expenditure are equal. Third, old age, when expenditure exceeds the product. We are also told that every par ticle of our body is renewed once in seven years, so, is it any wonder that some of the new tissues fail to be a' perfect duplicate of the old, and, with such continued change going on, that we come, in time, to recognise a dif ffdiien -.in chose whom we know inti mately? It is much more strange that we retain any of our former selves; for the sensory nerves and delicate tissue of the brain are subject to the same iprocess of change. Nature gives us no standstill point. WVe must move forward or back; this law is full of hope and promise for those who feel anxious over some traits in the young under their charge; and it is often a pleasant surprise to see what a change a few months or years have made. T...
BACCHUS MARSH. No. 60. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
B3AC CHUS- MARSH. By W. WILLIAMS, B.A. -No. GO. SMay 29th. 1875. Thie previous -VWednesday a carbine match Wvas :iheld at the Bacchus Marsh butt:s, between the Maryborough and Baen chus Marsh Troops of Cavalry, for a sword, presented by officers of Bacchus Marsh Troop. The weather wi'as clear and vwarin. with little or . .?wind, and good scoring was the tesult. The sword was won by Trooper W. Meikle, of the B.M. troop, because his last shot was bet ter than Lieutenant Watson's (Mary borough.) The totals were equal, but by the rules victory fell to Trooper Meikle, as his ]ast shot was a bulls eye, while Lieutenant Watson's was an outer. In the evening, between 30 and 40 volunteers, and a 'few civilians, sat down at Cain's Ro'al "hotel to an excellent dinner. Cap tfain Grant occupied the chair. Major . Cabel Andersodn was present. There was a good deal of mutual appreci ation. Maryborough said everything .. it could of Bacchus Marsh, and Bac chus Marsh of Maryborougli. Mary borough wa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
MISS HOBBS, DIESSM!AKER and COSTUMIER. H1Ia commenced business in the workrooms at the Hall of Commerce (J. A. JOHNS.) Practical Melbourne experience, and seatisfaction guaranteed. Ladies' own materials made up. A izkI sicitetd. BROADBENT'S ROAD MAP OF VICTORIA and Riverina, including the Federal Capital Area. Official Road Guide of the Govern ment Tourist Bureau and the Auto mobile Club. ' :.i: Price-One Shilling. . Obtainable from CRISP & SONS, Chuh. -St, B.cchua a" .h. MERRIM1U HIOFSE. Grant 1Street, Bacchus Marsh. First-class Accommodation for Boa?rders and Week end Visitors. Beds and Meals. Free 8tabling. Terms Moderate. -j A. &1 TT, PropristruL 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.ih. to 8 p.m. And may be consulted on all Branches of Modern and Painless Dentistry. Pain...
SELF-DENIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
SELF-DENIAL. Few things can so speedily ruin an Individual or corrupt a nation as an unrestrained self-indulgence. When pleasure or ease comes to be the su preme motve, decay begins. This must aver be the case with imperfect and Improvable beings. They Cannot for aver sail with fair winds on placid ueas; they must display energy, effort, strlving, and occasionaly make sacri fice. They must at times give up something to gain something better; they must lay sown what is of less value before they can take up what is of more value. Would a man have stound health? He must sacrifice to a certain extent his desire for indul gence, or his craving for gain or fame. Would he attain excellence in his work? I-IH must resign a life of easy leisure. W'uld he be virtuous? Hu must resist temptation. Would he live for ;thers? He must leave oif ilving only for himself. , The unsuccessful are always the readi'est to point out where the suc -eaui-d bare made mistakes.
FAILURES DUE TO LAZINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
FAILURES DUE TO LAZINESS. "The two main causes of failure in life," said an observant business man, "so far as I have studied the ques tion, are incompetence and laziness. "The first is, of course, not, as a rule, a matter in which the sufferer can be held responsible. If a man be lacking in . natural ju'dgment and ability then he must g under, al though .even here hones;:y, persever ance and industry would do much to atone for the lack of natural gifts. "But laziness is by far the most pro lific parent of failure. It is responsible for the lack of ambition, and it is largely the cause of bad habits and dissipation. It is the lazy men who drink, gamble and neglect opportuni ties. It is they who are extravagant, because the extravagant man is too lazy to save. The active, energetic fellow is saved from these vices by his disposition, and could not-become a failure so long as he retainled his normal character."
A STORY FROM SCOTLAND. He Didn't Want a Worldly Minister [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
A 8tORY FROM SCO"LAN~D. He D:dn't Want a Worldly Ministeor A story is told of a gardener at the village of Inver:eithing, in Scotland, and the Rev. Rslph Erskine, of Dun fermline. The gardener desired to have the ordinance of baptism admin tered to his child, but having differed with his parish minister, whom he ac cused of worldliness, he resolved tc solicit the services 'i an adjoining parish. Reaching the clergyman's manse, ac. sompanied b'y his wife carrying the baby, he ingadred if the minister were at home., He was informed by the maid-ser vant that he was fishing, but would be back soon. "He may come back when he likes,' said the gardener, "but nae Ashin' min ister will bapteeze ma bairn." They proceeded to another manse, and found the minister was out shoot ing. No shootin' minister would suit the enraged gardener, who now pro posed to go back to his own minister, who, bad as he was, "wad neither be fishin' nor shootin', nor daein' ony o' they carnal things." On reaching Mr....
REGULATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 29 January 1916
REGULATIONS. 1.-All Exhibits for competition, except materials for bouquets, epergnes, and other arranged floral devices, must have been grown by the Exhibitor, or ,have been in his or her possession at least two ionths prior to the show. 2.-All entries must be made in writing, stating the class and schedule number. The Secretary, on receiving such, together with entry fees, will register the same and issue an entry ticket for such Exhibit, which ticket must be attached to the Exhibit, and without which no Exhibit will be received. 3.-Entry Fees:-Members free in all classes. Non-members, 6d. each entry, except where otherwise specified. Entries finally close with the Secretary on WEDNESDAY, 29th March, at 8 p.m. Late entries Gd. each extra. 4.-Admission:-Member's Tickets, 5/, admit member, his wife, and famiily under 15 years old; or lady and gentle man. Non-members: - Adults, 1s.; Children, 6d. 5.-Nurseirymen, and actual mem bers of their family, cannot compete in Class D. 6.-All p...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 29 January 1916
PRIZE LIST For AUTUMN SHOW of Flowers, Pot Plants, Fruit, Vegetables, Grain, Preserves, &c., to be held in the ,Mechanics' Institute, Bacchus Marsh, on SATURDAY, 8th April, 1916. Entries finally close with the Secretary at 8 o'clock p.m. on WEDNESDAY, 29th March, 1916. CLASS A.-Open to all Comers. POT PLANTS. 1." 3 Begonias, 2/ and 1/. 2.- 3 Ornamental Foliage Plants, 4/ and 2/. 3. 1 Fuchsia, 2/ and 1/. 4.: 3 Ferns '(tree ferns excluded) 4/ and 2/. 5. 1 Fern (maiden hair) 2/ and 1/. 6. 2 Palms, distinct, 5/ and 2/6. 7. 3 Geranium, 2/ and 1/. 8. 1 Geranium, 2/.and 1/. 9. Best collection of Pot Plants, bloom or foliage. 10/ and 5/. Numberof pots to be stated at time of entry. 10. 1 Aspedestra, 2/ and 1/. II. Best Pot Plant in class--Cham pion card. 1A. Six Ferns, any variety, distinct First, 5/ worth of plants, gift of R. U. Nichols; second, 2/G. CLASS B.--Open to all Comers. CUT FLOWERS. 12. 6 varieties Carnations, 3/ and 1/6. 13. 3 vars. Carnations, 2/ and 1/. 14. 12 distinc...
BACCHUS MARSH HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. PRESIDENT : Mr. J. G. WELLS. VICE-PRESIDENT : Mr. H. E. CONNOR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 29 January 1916
*:BACCHUS MARSH HORTICUL STURAL SOCIETY. PRESIDENT : Mr. J. G. WELLS. VICE-PRESIDENT: Mr. H. E. CONNoR. COMMITTEE :--Messrs. Jas. Cowan, H SBrbidge, C. Dickie, J. A. Morton' H. Moffatt, W. E. Ramsey, W. E* Spurr, H. Marchant, N. Woodward, C. L. T. Alkemade, E. G. Morris, P. F. Emmett, H. M. Hodgson, O. F. Hegarty, G. Muir, H. G. Camp bell, T. Cowan, J. A. Loeper, W. Grant Morton, P. A. McFarlane, R. ?H. Dugdale, A. Barrett, J. W: Tolmie, T. Campbell, C. Woodward, H. H. Blight, A. Shaw, C. L. Crisp, J. Lodge, Mesdames John Cowan, J. Lodge, W. Grant Morton, H. S. Jones, R. H. Dugdale, H. Burbidge. Misses B. W. Anderson, Pearce, M'Farlane, White. TREASURER :-Miss Grace F. Anderson. SECRETARY :-MIss C. E. Wells.
RABBIT DESTRUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 29 January 1916
RABBIT DESTRUCTION. The following instructions have been issued to all Inspectors,. and. we have been asked to publish same for general information:- Climate conditions very often have an important effect upon the work of rabbit destruction. While these conditions often assist us, as they have in the past year, they also often operate in an entirely .op posite direction. The droughty con ditions of the last spring and sum mer, which were most suitable for effective poisoning, followed by the copious winter .rains, assisted the work immensely. Full advantage of these conditions Was taken by the Department, and landholders gener ally, with the result that, within the last year, a notable diminution in the number of rabbits has taken place throughout the State. .The drought, however, was not directly i'esponsible for the death of many rabbits, if any, though it was a very useful contributing factor. In drought stricken country, whore stock will perish for want of water or food, rabbits...