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SPECIAL CATTLE SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 March 1916
.SPECIAL CATTLE SALE. -Messrs. McPhail. Bros.. & Co. re port holding a special sale oni rues daty, 14th inst., at the Corporation Cattle Market, Melbourne, when 787 cattle were penned and submitted to public auctioi -before a very large company of buyers. . The feature of the yarding was a fine draft of 172 head from Mr..H." O'Hagan, of-Bacchus Marsh, whose cattle right through were as fine a lot as we have had the pleasure of offering, and his instructions being to sell, every hoof was quitted at prices ranging up.to £28, the wfiole numlber making a remarkably fine average. The demand for forward cows and heifers was really good, this class selling remarkably well, with bi?jers at the close still in want of them. Backward heifers conse quent on the slackened demand re cently existing from the Western District owing to the absence of rain, were not in request. Store cattle in the shape of bullocks and young stuff sold at recent full v:alues. The following were the quotations...
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 March 1916
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. A'return match sill be played be-.: tween- North and South, for Club funds, this Saturday afternoon. Club Chluimpionlship results:-- st round. oents-W. Williams beat W. Mitclhell, 31 to 24; J. H." Clark beat F. L. Pearce, 31 to 14. Ladies--Mrs. Scott beat Miss Wells, 21 to 2; Miss Ramsey beat Miss Dugdale, 21 to 9; Mrs. Hiscock beat Mrs. McGrath, 22 to 20; Miss Campbell beat Mrs. Williams, 21 to 12; Mrs. Ramsey beat Mrs. Blight, 21 to 16; Mrs. Shaw beat Mrs. Pearce, 21 to 3; Mrs. Campbell beat Mrs. Moss, 22 to 10. 2nd round. J. A. Johns beat T. Heath, 31 to 11; H. G. Campbell beat P. F. Em-. mett, 32 to 20;-W. Williams beat G. McFarland, 31 to 30; 0. D. Cov entry beat M. Butterfield, 31 to 29; C. Hogan beat C. E. Powell, 31 to 23. Consolation Tournament. Gents Final-O. D. Coventry beat J. H. Clark, 21 to 6. Ladies Final- Mrs. Shaw (owe 4) plays Miss Wells (5 on).
ST. PATRICK'S SPORTS, BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 March 1916
ST. PATRICK'S SPORTS, BAC CHUS MARSH. On Saturday' last the usual an nual gathering in aid of St. Bern uard's school, was held in the show grouncds. The attendance was only modeirate. During the afternoon the clhildieii egav in exhibition of nily pole. dancing .and there was step danciiig by the Collingwood-Haw thorn reel party. The pipe band of the same name played selections, and cnlivened the proceedings some ' what. Result: of events: Bicycle .iace, two miles: T. Ton kin, 200yds., 1; M. Reynolds, 250 yds., 3;. H. McKenzie, 280yds., 3. Foot race; 130yds.: F. E. Galvin, 13yds.,. :1; L. Ormond, 7yds., 2; A. R: Elridge, .14yds., 3. Bicycle. race, one mile: A. An drews, ' 120yds., 1; F. McGrath, 90 vds: a.id M. Reynolds, 1.10yds., dead ieat for seconid place. Bicycle .race, half mile: A. An drews, 60yds., 1; F. McGrath, 50yds, 2. Stepplng the chain: H. Robinson, 1. Foot race, 75-yds.: R. H. Ladhains 10d., 1 A. R.. Eldridge, 9vds., 2; A. Love, 8yds., 3:. Sheaf .tossing:, J. Trethiowan...
UNBLISSFUL IGNORANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 March 1916
UNBLISSFUL IGNORANCE. The men who have occupied impor tant posts in state-craft have not al ways been men of "light" as well as leading. We lost Java to France be cause Lord Liverpool knew nothin about it. "Java? Where is Java?" he said. "Let France have it." Sim Ilarly we let France have Chanderna gore, a territory of some three and a .calf square miles in the heart of Ben gal. Once it rivalled Calcutta in tra. ding importance. It was bombarded and captured, by the English in 1757, restored six years later, then twice re. taken. In 1816 it was finally restored to the French because. our Foreign Minister believed it to he one of the West Indian Islands. But ignorance of geography does not wholly belong to the past. A British Ambassador of our own time has been heard seriously to ask if Madras is not near the Cape of Good Hope, and whether the two places are connected by railway.
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 March 1916
'THE EMPIRE'S CALL. Lieut. Vanstan,. Balliang, has -re-. ceived orders to proceed to Canip, and act_ on the Instructional Staff. Up to the present 2,803 men from the Victorian Railway Department have enlisted in the Australian Ii- perial Force. This number was made up from the various branches as follows :-Secretary's branch, 6; accountancy, 47 ;' audit, 33; electrical engineering, 39; printing and sta tionery, 16; rolling stock, 892 ; stores, 33; telegraph, 57; transpor tation, 979; ways anrid works, 701. Window Cleaner.-Make small cheese cloth bags about two inches square and fill with sifted whiting. Use these to cleai mirrors, window glass, &c., by wetting them and rub bing qver the surface. Then .polish with a ch.nmois. These are. coanwea
NOBLE SILENT MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 March 1916
NOBLE SILENT MEN. Noble silent men are scattered here and there whom no newspaper makes mention of. A country that has none or few of these is in a bad way; a forest that has no roots, all turned into leaves and boughs, must wither and be no forest. The first sign of a truly powerful nature is noticeable in the demeanor. Performance comes later and does not surprise us, for it has already beer pledged by the behavior. A man of this description may bE gentle, modest and unassuming, never pressing himself into notice, and yet we do notice him, for we cannot help it; and he has an air of self-command and self-poise, an absence of heat or passion, or strain or exaggeration, a courteous hospitality to another's thought, a firm and decisive utterance of his own, an individuality which sur rounds him, protecting him from as sault by enforcing respect-all of which combine to assure us of a power in reserve that cannot fail to make itself known, though in what di. rection we' may not be able...
THE WORTH OF LEISURE HOURS [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 March 1916
THE WORTH OF LEISURE HOURS There are some men and womer whose work is so heavy and engross ing that they have no leisure; but sue.c people are relatively few in number, and are, as a i~ule, at the head of great enterprises. Practically all young men and we men have some hours from work whicl: need not be devoted to exercise and sleep-two things which ought never to be overlooked. These unoccupied hours are of price. less worth if they are wisely used. They determine the value of the working hours because they educate a man to use and enjoy what the work ing hours bring him, for a man's abil ity to enjoy success depends on his intelligence, his task, and the variety of his interests. Many of the most successful busi ness men have so many interests, out side their business, that they can al ways. give themselves the rest of a change of occupation, and can get pleasure and profit out of any form of leisure. They understand that in order to use wealth with judgment, and to get satisfact...
SHOULD WOMEN ALWAYS WOO AND PROPOSE? [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 April 1916
SHOULD WOMEN ALWAYS WOO AND PROPOSE? Prom time immemorial it has beeni dvcreed that men must woo and we nen wait to be wooed, and that even to take advahtage of a leap year was both indelicate and unmaidenly on the part of a girl. .Two champions for the weaker sex however, have arisen, who declare thai the race would be improved if women were allowed the same prerogative as man in regard to wooing and wedding These champions are Dr. Denslow Lewis, an author and sociologist, but also president of the Medico-Legal So 3iety of America, and chairman of the -ygienic section of the Medical Asso ciation, and Dr. Emil Reich, the cele. brated lecturer. "There is no doubt that the seleo "ion of the husband should really rest with the woman," says Dr. Lewis. "In the animal world it is invariably the female that chooses her mate. Only in the human race is the right of selec lion arbitrarily given to the male. Left to herself, the woman would be the most discriminating chooser. With all sorts of...
ABOUT TRAMPS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 April 1916
ABOUT TRAMPS. -e fact I have learned concerninal the tramp (says a humorous writer), which is at variance with my own and, [ rather fancy, most other people's pre conceived ideas of him. He is not, as Is almost universally supposed, an aim less wanderer on theface of the earth. He is a wanderer, but assuredly not aimless. He is always goiig, some where, somewhere in particular, some where definite, I mean, and it is most :y, imperative that he should get there by to-morrow morning. Not infre quently he is on his way to near rela tives, a brother, a son-in-law, or what not, and one can't help wondering wometimes exactly how delighted that brother or daughter'i husbarnd will be to see him. Nor is his life objectless. ilis object is work. It is to the end ,hat he may work to-morrow that he craves of you the copper to-day. His complaint against, society is not' the complaint of most of us-that it ,does not supply him with a sufflciency of purple and fine linen-but that it will not permi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 April 1916
FOR RHEUMATIC PAINS. When. troubled with rheumatic pains get a bottle of Chamberlaiin'S Pain Balm. Massage the affected parts with it twice a day and ex perience the great relief which it affords. Once you are acquainted with the good qualities of Chamber lain's Pain Balm you will never wish to be without it. Sold by W. Grant Morton, Bae 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. And may be consulted on all iranches of Modern and Painless Dentistry. Painless Extractions, '2/6, all day. City address-686 Sydney Road, Brunswidk. G. W. McFARLAND, S Bacchus Marsh, Wishes to notify that he has been appointed DISTRICT AGENT (vice Mr. J. S. Lyle) for THE INTERNATIONAL HAR VESTER COMPANY. All Orders left with him promptly attended to. Duplica...
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, March 25. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 April 1916
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, March 25. ORDINARY meeting. Present-Crs. McMurray (President), Canny, Shaw, Beamish, Johnson, McDougall, Bay ley, Beasley, 'Sexton, Cowie, Mahler, Browne. The Postal Department wrote (through Mr. A. T.. Ozanne, M.P.) that it had been decided to erect a new trunk telephone line between Melbourne and Werribee.- Consid ered very satisfactory. The Railway Department wrote that the Altona Bay railway station, the sanitary condition of which the Council complained, was not vested or .under the control of the Commis sioners.-The Secretary said it be longed to the Port Phillip Estates Company, to whom lie had written. The Rev. W. H1. Ash, Hon. Sec. of Werribee Returned Soldiers' Asso ciation, asked Crs. to supply him with the names of returned soldiers in, their Ridings. so that medals could be supplied to them.- The President asked Crs. to see that the names were supplied. The Country Roads Board wrote that the continuance of unsettled fin ancial condition...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 April 1916
Messrs. McPlhail Bros. &C. will hold their monthly market lierie. to clay.•" ' Atteuntion, is directed to the adve' tisement of the sale of Surbiteo Park, Meltou, containing 1,000 acres. It will. be offered at Scott's hotel; Melbourne, on Wednesday, 19th inst., by Messrs. Keast, Morris & Miles. It i' a very desirable proper'ty, and lileiral terins are offered prospective b-uyers. IImportant clearing sale at "Ner owie," Parwan. on Friday, 14ith inst., oin behalf of Messrs. Browne Bros., who are selling horses, sheep, cattle, implmeientls.. &c., as advertised. Messrs. Dalgety & Co. will conduct the sale. Hoi:ticultural Shho next Satutiday, 8th inst., ?In Mechanics' Institute, Bacchus M rsh. Christ Church ser-ices :-Melton, 11, Morniing Prayer and Holy Corn munion. 7, "Story of the Cross."' Toolern Vale, 11. .Rockbank, 3. Rail-. way station, 7.30. -J On Sunday evening next .Rev. J. I-I. Allen will ,give a .]ecture on "Ancient Salonika," at Chlrist churcl...
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 April 1916
BAqCHUS MARSH MARKET. Messrs. McPhail Bros. & Co. re port ,holding their usual monthly sale on Monday last, 27th March, when the bulk of the yarding con sisted of good conditioned cattle, dairy, sorts being scarce. Best springeris made up to £.18 15/, foi ..ono of Mr. H. Charlton's. fromi Lerderderg. Spr1inging heif ers .to. £11 for backward sorts. Fat "cows, to £15. Vealers to £5/10/. PoddV: calves, very small, to £3. Bullsd£7 to £9. Pigs.--The varding included some nice sorts, and totalled'a good num ber, -which sold remarkably, well. Snckers, very small, made 27/; slips to 52/; light porkers to 70/; heavy' to £4/2/; light baconers, £4/14/; sows, in pig, £6/10/ and £6/11/. A few nice fat sheep and lambs were penned, and sold remarkably iell. Fat wethers made to 42/; ewes, 38/6; lambs, to 34/6.
BACCHUS MARSH GUN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 April 1916
BACOHUS MARSH GUN CLUB. The fortnig-htlS shoot was held on Saturday last, w hn 14 shooters were present. The prmncipal event (the 5/ sweepstake) was divided by J. Scott, F. Boot!l, a!lnd "Olive,"' on the tenth round. Siveeps ?iere won or divided by E. Mainning, P. Val lence, G-. 14cFarland, P. Hehir, Ern. Akers. t h*-st Nexlt shoot, Saturdaiy, 8thl inst. Oil Easter Molday the :Club will hold two open starling, handicaps', of £20 each.
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 April 1916
BACCHUS MARSH. A very desirable house property will be offered for sale by Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co. at their Bac chus Marsh Sale on. Thursday, 13tl inst. It is situated: in Turneri St., originally the slopes of the: Millbankl estate. Soe. advertisement. 'BacIchus Marsh Horticiultural show on Saturday next, 8th inst. There shoiuld be a good display in all sec tions-especially the fruit, the crop of which hias been exceptionT i this year. .The Secretary of tlie Horticultural Society repoits "more entries than last year; and a record in the fruit class.'" One exhibitor mado 100 en tries- all classes' ::Good. , He de seirves as maIjps ! prizes. The show. will. be opened by Hon. AC.'Aligliss -ML.., at 2.30, on Sa'tiday aft iInodon :hext. There will be ,i special displ i? oft dalilias at the show, for. exhibition purposes Ionly made: by Mr. W-. H. Cooper, Curator. of the Alexandra Gardens. Melbourne. Members- tickets for ;the :Bacchus Miarsh Horticultural Society entitle you ...
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 April 1916
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. Notes from Win. B. Edwards, of Bacchus Marsh, now in Egypt: Have been to Cairo five. times. It's a dirty old hole, and the native quarter most forbidding. Frequently one has to pass through smellful alleyways to see something really interesting. In fact, the most his toric and interesting places are in the most objectionable quarters. The place where Moses is supposed to have been found is one of those places; a Coptic Church (the oldest Christian Church in Egopt) is an other; and the Dead City anotlier. My first visit into Cairo was made with some strange chtaps, who re garded the native quarter as- the most important! Certinly ..one has to see it to see Cairo conmpletely. At anyrate, one visit suffices this chic ken. On Saturday a party of about 100 was~ organised to a-nake a tour round Cairo. The trip was rather enjoyable, and the ride round alone worth the 20 piastres charged. Three modes of conveyance here--electric trams, carriages, and donkeys. We rode- fiv...
MYRNIONG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 April 1916
..MYRNIONG. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) One of tile best crops of hay grown in this district was recently ' marketed by Mr. F. Drury. From nine acres he sold (arid weighed over Messrs. Pearce Bros. weigh bridge) the enormous quiantity of 48 tons of oaten hay. Thle quality was first-class, being bright in color, and veiy grainy. The soil, which S Was artificially manuredl, had grown a crop of hay the year previotisly. The renovating of the local school is a piece of Work which not pnly reflects credit on the Department, :. but is also highly appreciatel by the teacher, parents, and pupils alike. An untidy or ill-kept school, Mwith surroundings to match, is cal c? ulated to produce slovenliness in children. And the local school, pre vious to its recent "touching-up,"' was verging on that statie of affairs. The School Coumnittee has been urg ing for this work to be done for the - a.st 12 months, and its present chalrming appearance, together --with severitl niew gates, new fences, ou...