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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
THE' HALL OF COMMERCE S"The Store for Men") We have a very Fine Selection of MEN'S GOODS in Stock at present, including the Newest Ideas in Men's HATS, Latest Shapes in Men's BOOTS, SHIRTS; TIES~ COLLARS, and UNDERWEAR in abundance. Beady-to-wear e SUITS, as Smart as Suits to Order, and at much less money. / ,A. ? OH NS ALT OI COMMERCE, BACHUS MAUrI.: ONLY TEMPORARY AT FIRST. Constipation is due to weakness of the bowels, probably, caused by indigestion, and in the ;beginning is only. temporary. .Drastic physics cause .it to ,:become . chronic, for, they will it :-act without assistance;. No case of chronic: constipation :has ever resulted from the ses,?of Chamber lain's Tablets. Chamberlain's Tab lets do not do the..work of the bowels, but gently stimulate them to perform their own functions nat urally and voluntarily. Sold by W. Grant Morton, Bao chus Marsh, and A.. Combea &?Co. ,- ; ; ..t .. ' ?,'.---, ' ',· . ".: - . -' .. ,;, /il f Clearing sale at Glenvale, Rowsley, wo...
COMING SALES: L. A. Fairbairn & Co. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
COMING SALES: L. A. Fairbairn & Co. Wednesday, Feb. 24.- Clearing sale at W. Hine's, Rowsley. Thursday, Feb. 25.-Ballan Sale. Friday, Feb. 26.-Clearing Sale at T. H. Skene's, Bullengarook. McPhail Bros. & Co. Monday, Feb. 22.-Bacchus Marsh Market. Saturday, March 6.-Melton Mar ket. Isles, Love & Co.-T. H. Gartside. Wednesday, April 7.- Sale of Coochin-Coochin Estate, at Boonah, Queensland.
How John Got Out Of It. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
How John Got Out Of t.: "John, dear; when you come home. I will get you to help me to beat the carpet," said Mrs. Newbride, o.ne- morning back in the summer, as? er husband was leaving for town. But wily John was not having an'. "It's utterly impossible, my dear. You'll ruin it," he expostulated. "Ruin it!" exclaimed the wlfq. "What do you mean?" "Why, don't you remember, wht i we bought it it was specially marked, 'Not to be-beaten'? That kind of car pet is only intended to be brushed." And he says the poor dear believed him. Mr. Seabury and his wife were on the point of moving to another house. Both of them ) ere anxious that the transfer should be made at the least possible expense, and the nearness of the new home promised materiallyi to further this aim. "I can carry loads of little thines over in my brown bag, announced Mrs. Seabury. "And you can take books and so on in your big .satchel." In discussing further the matter of transportation, Mrs. Seabury remark ed that, notwith...
THE Mystery of the Ravenspurs Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Melb. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XI.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
l eli lr otf e a veiisplur By FRED. M. WHIT-. Author of "The Ends of Justice," etc. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Meib. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XI ,--Contk?ued: " Now and then Rupert gafile'out of his reverie and smiled. ;B`t -his -ten derest smile and .his warme'st ;yd' were?-for eiera, whom heiia-d place'd. fii hlis right hand.'- Now and again he stroked her hair. or -touched her fingers gently. Marion watched the scene with a tender smile on her lips. Only Ralph Ravenspur was silent. He sat with his sightless eyes fixed on space; - he seemed to be listening in tently, listening to something far away that could- be heard by his ears alone. Geoffrey touched him. "A penny for your thoughts, uncle," --he said. "They are worth nothing," Ralph replied. "And if I sold them to you for a penny you would give all Raven spur Castle and your coming fortune to be rid of them." He croaked this out in a fierce whis per. There was a ring of pain in his voice...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
:TAYLOR'S CASH STORE _ .+tOur 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, iand sold to you with a Minimum of profit. CASH BUYERS can command Lowest Prices. They. will get them Shere. Our reputation stands behind all our transactions, and we -I-=.. guarantee satisfaction. We do all classes of Jewellery and Watch REPAIRS. Customers S. : . : depend' on getting satisfaction. S 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. TATLO O:-::: C Church and Main' streets, Bacchus Marsh. ->* *CHAS. J. GRANT,0'- BOOT and SHOE SPECIALIST :" - "l.as a Large Stock of Up-to-date" BOOTS and SHOES to SELL at Reasonable Prices. Ladies Gent's, and Children's WHITE ,BOOTS and SHOES, of good quality, and latest shapes. .-Bowling, Tennis, ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
BEREAVEMENT NOTICE. - SRS. J. RYAN and family desire to thank their many friends and rela tions, also Dr. T. B. Ryan, Revs. Father Gleeson and Father Gibbons, and Sisters St. Joseph, for their kindness during their recent sad bereavement. DEATH. McARTHUR.-On the 16th February, in private hospital, Melbourne, John, loved husband of Grace MoArthur, of Bacchus Marsh, and youngest son of Elizabeth and the late Dugald McArthur, of "Argyle," Watgania, aged 46 years. IN MEMORIAM. TELFORD.-In loving memory of my dear mother, who departed this life on Feb. 20th, 1913. Sadly missed. Deeply mourned. SInserted by her loving daughter, Eileen. Establahed 1005. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1915.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
FRIDAY, February 26, 1915. Clearing SALE At BULLENGAROOK. L..A. FAIRBAIRN & CO., and T. H. LAIDLAW & Co. (in conjunction) under instructions from Mr. T. H. SKENE, who has leased his land for a term of years, will Sell, on the pro perty, midway between Bacchus Marsh and Gisborne, at 12 o'clock sharp The whole of his Valuable STUD LINCOLN SHEEP, Xb Breed ing Ewes and Weaners, Horses, Cattle, Farming Implements, Machinery, Grain, Furniture, &c. SHEEP: 200 Stud Lincoln EWES, Flock No. 167, Australian Flock Book. Ages 2-t. to full mouth, being part of the late Hon. Thos. Skene's famous Lincoln Stud, which was founded in 1873, with the addition in 1909 of 25 specially selected 2-yr-old Moeraki Ewes, direct from The New Zealand and Australian Land 'Company Ltd., New Zealand (Flock No. 1, New Zealand Flock Book) founded in 1862. To be sold in lots, according to age. 70 Ewe Weaners; and 60 Ram Weaners, from above Ewes. 100 Pure Lincoln Ewes, Glen Elgin blood, ages 2-t...
MORE THAN PAINSTAKING. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
MORE THAN PAINSTAKING. "The definition of genius as 'an in finite capacity for taking pains' is rather a dull one," recently remarked a student of men and things. "Generally speaking, genius means an inborn faculty for doing one or more things with a skill far beyond that of. the ordinary worker. "It is true that many a genius has been an abnormally hard worker. But the work was always inspired br en thusiasm. Hard work done without nope and confidence never stirred the pulse of the world, or won laurels for the worker. "Even a worker without genius may achieve great things if he is fired with enthusiasm. H-ence the neces sity for men, and. women, too, to se leet the kind of work in which they feel the most interest." . ? m . m . .. R
WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
WAR. Do you hear 'the children crying In far lands ? Do you hear the widows sighing In many lands ? Then let the nations kneel and pray That God would rule the earth al way, And stop the cruel spoilers' prey In far off lands. Do you see the wheat-fields burning 'Neath the sun? Do you see the fair homes turning, One by one, Into heaps of ashes lying? Where beneath the maimed, the cry ing, Lie at eventide, and dying, Dead and done. Do you hear the murderous thunder In the night? Waking womens' peaceful slumber, To the fight? Death for ever, in the rear, Trembling sorrow, awful fear, Ah! Many mourn the lost, the dear, After the fight. Do you see the bayonets flashing 'Long the lines ? Do you hear the awful crashing 'Mongst the pines? Then, pray as men ne'er prayed be fore That cruel War, with battle's roar, May soon be o'er for evermore, With all its signs. Do you see the hurried burial Of brave men? None to let a silent tear fall, None to ken ? There the ,true loved ones are resting A...
SUCH IS OPTIMISM. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
SUCH IS OPTIMISM. The man who believes that "every thing will come right" is usually dub bed an "optimist." But he has no true claim to the title if he does not exert himself in the process of helping on the result in which he believes. The world abounds with a class of so-called optimists who, when they find themselves confronted with a bar rie'r, smile blandly and declare that the obstacle is quite transitory, and that all we need do is to wait until it disappears. The true optimist is the man who recognises the barrier, and declares that with patience and energy he will open a way through it; It is said of a great soldier that he won the confidence of his men by iever affecting to despise a difficulty. When in positions of danger he made it known that he quite realised the gravity of his position, but was con. lident that if well backed he would amerge with success. He was a real optimist as compared with the sham variety who think to win their way through difficulties by pretend...
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. Notes from Corporal W. Morton, of Bacchus Marsh: Dec. 4.-Still on board ship-seven weeks now. Leaving here Monday fbr Cairo, and from there to Marree. The object is to stop the advance of the Turkish troops, of whom they say there are 60,000 mobilising, and starting on Egypt. There are large numbers of Imperial troops stationed all the way up the Suez Canal. Our boys are alright yet. The horses are looking better now the weather has got colder. There is a pretty rough sea, and the natives get a rough time in their rcanoes. They bring boatloads of fruit out to the ship 'and sell it over the sides. They also bring underclothing to sell. A mail came on board, but I got none; they get mixed up,- and get on the other boats, and we do not get them for four or five days after. The Suez Canal is a great piece of work. It is like a big water channel, only about 1(00 yards wide, but the banks are very steep. Places are made, five or six miles apart, for ships to go into whe...
A Fruitarian. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
A Fruitarian. "What have you got in that pack age?" said the attendant at the mu. scum. "Bananas," answered the boy. ;'A dozen of 'em: Want one?" "No; and you can't bring them in here." "Why not?" "It's against the rules. But you can check the package at that window and get it when you come out." "Cost anything to check it?" "Twopence." The boy said he wouldn't pay it. and went away. Ten minutes later he appeared with out the package. "I suppose I can go in now all right?" he said. "Hold on. Have you got those ba. nanas concealed about you?" "Yes, sir; all but the skins. I throw. Ad them away." A noted solicitor, who late in life had taken to golf, was` once playing with a full equipment of balls and :lubs. The game looked more easy than it really was. When he had handled all his clubs in turn without much progress being made, he turned to his caddie and, with troubled ex pression, said: "Here, boy, I have used all my rlubs; what am I to do next?" The caddie, who had been watching t...
BE LOYAL TO FRIENDS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
BE LOYAL TO FRIENDS. If there is one trait more than an other that should be assiduously cul tivated by the woman who wishes to make herself popular, that one is loyalty to her friends. This trait em bodies many other estimable ones, and is the basis of a lovely and noble character. To begin with, the woman who is truly loyal never even thinks evil of those whom she has chosen to closely associate herself with, let alone ex. pressing sentiments that might be construed into appearing derogatory, therefore back-biting and unfriendly gossip never find place among the natural failings that even the most perfect being possesses. When a woman has been tried and has stood the test, there should well up in the heart of the one possessing so staunch a friend a great fountain of thanksgiving.
BLACKWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
BLACKWOOD. (FROM OUR OWN - CORRESPONDENT.) The quarterly returns compiled by the Mining Registrar (Mr. M. J. Croker) for the Blackwood district show the gold yield as 472 oz. 11 dwt., and the total :for the whole of the year as 2113 oz. 5 dwt. 11 gr. The Easter Monday Gold Reefs Co. crushed during the quarter 490 tons of stone, for a yield of 236 oz. 7 dwt. Their returns from 23 tons of concentrates was 74 oz. 15 dwt., value £300, and from 650 tons of sand cyanide 37 oz. 11 dwt., making a total from all sources of 348 oz. 13 dwt., value £1331/6/5. Their main shaft has been sunk to 500 feet, and opened crosscuts from -the 485 ft. and 425ft. levels to meet the chute of gold which was worked from the 365ft. level. The country has become very muich disturbed, making it difficult :to pick up the chute of gold-bearing stone worked from the top levels. Since this com pany took over the mine from the Skinner Bros. & Co. they have crushed 3164 tons of stone and ob tained 1395 oz. of ...
TOOLERN VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
TOOLERN VALE. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Still another change in Toolern. Mr. Ennis has let his farnm, "Gnotuk Park," for three years, to Mr. Hoad ley, jun., son of Mr. Hoadley, of jam fame. Mr. Ennis and family, will be greatly missed in the district, as they were always to the fore in any movement for its advancement. Mrs. Ennis has acted as organist in the Presbyterian Church since the incep tion of the services by the Rev. D. G. Baillie, some years ago. Miss Hunter who has been sewing mistress in Toolern School is resign ing her position,, owing to her ap proaching marriage. The Toolern Vale Gun Club held a meeting, when the Treasurer re ported a predit balance of £27. This was considered very satisfactory, and the club has decided to give two trophies, of three and two guineas. The first competition for which will take place on Saturday.
GRAY RELIEF FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
GRAY RELIEF FUND. The Committee wish to acknow ledge, with thanks the following subscriptions in aid of the fund being raised to assist Mrs. Gray and her three children.: Crisp &_Sons, ,reduction of ac count by £1/2/6. Mrs. A. S. McDonald, A. C. Simon, Simon Bros., Baby Sutherland (Par wan), Michael Shea, 5/ each. This -fund is now closed. A full statement of the fund will be made by the Committee next week.
MOUNT STIBNITE MINING COMPANY. COIMADAI ANTIMONY DEVELOPMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
MOUNT STIBNITE MINING COMPANY. COIMADAI ANTIMONY DEVELOPMENT. At a meeting of shareholders held on Thursday, 18th inst., at the office, Broken Hill Chambers, 31 Queen Street, it was decided to proceed with the registration of the com pany, and to commence preliminary operations forthwith at the mine, Coimadai. Messrs. L. Bannister, R. Evans, H. E. Fallshaw (Melbourne) and W. Grant. (Bacchus Marsh) were elected the first Board of Directors, and were empowered to deal with the unissued portion of the shares. Mr. W. H. Needham was appointed Legal Manager, and Messrs. Lang ton & Turner, Auditors. The Company has recently been formed to further exploit the Anti mony deposits near Coimadai Creek, some 12 miles north of Bacchus Marsh. Two lodes of more than average width exist on the area ac quired by the Company, and were both developed some years ago to a limited extent. Operations will be confined for the present to Draper's tunnel,. on which a large body of high-grade ore has b...
EDISON ON THE LONDON LABORER. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
EDISON ON THE LONDON L.ABORERl A correspondent who has been tra velling in the United States and Can ada, says he heard the same thing everywhere-the Englishman who suc ceeds is hardly ever a Londoner; the Englishman who fails completely is almost always a Londoner. The cor respondent visited Mr. Edison at his laboratory in New Jersey. "Say, what's the matter with your people over there?" the inventor ex claimed. "Here I've had to close down my phonograph factory in -England what's the name of the place? I've forgotten-somewhere near London. All the others in Europe pay, but we couldn't make that one pay. We get: good work out of the French and the Belgians and the Germans and Aus trians, but the English-no good. Bel gians, eighty-five per cent.; English, thirty per cent." Mr. Edison meant ratio productive capacity. He went on: Mind, I'm not speaking 'of the Eng lish mechanic. He's all right-none better in the world. I'm talking of the common- laborer-him you pick, up on the streets...