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COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
COIMADAI. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) On Sunday last Miss Lila Bennett, eldest daughter of Mi. E. Bennett, licensee of the Coimadai hotel, had the misfortune to break her leg; in a remarkably easy manner.. In jump ing from the top of a three railed fence, she landed on a stone, which turned, her ankle, and caused her to fall. On attempting to rise, the girl discovered that' her -leg was badly broken below the knee. Dr. Ryan was soon in attendance, and set the injured limb. A start will shortly be inade to put the track to the Antimony mine in order. Shares have been well taken up, and it is hoped that ere long the mine will be in full work ing order. Farmers have difficulty in getting on with their ploughing. A heavy fall of rain is badly needed.
THE SINS OF THE SON. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
THE SINS OF THE SON. In Busreh, Persia,. the hand of na tive justice punishes the robber with great severity, as may be inferred from the following episode, the truth of 'which is vouched for by a gentle man of position long resident in the district: On a certain occasion a native of low class attacked this gentleman. seized the bridle of his horse, and de manded baksheesh. The rider prompt ly delivered his assailant a blow with his whip, and proceeded to the head sheikh, to whom he reported the mat ter. The. sheikh undertook to see that the miscreant should be suitably pun ished, and the traveller .continued his journey. On his return he again visit ed this dignitary, who, bowing low, assured the gentleman that both the guilty man and his father had been severely bastinadoed! The traveller ventured to remark that the father, at any rate, was inno cent, and asked why punishment had been meted out to him. ,The reply was quickly forthcominr "Oh, we punished the man for his wicked act,...
CRICKET. Bacchus Marsh Association. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
CRICKET. Bacchus Marsh Association. To-day's match- Presbyterian v. Trinity; Bacchus Marsh, a bye. The. last match resulted in, a vic tory for Bacchus Marsh over Trinity. All poor scores. Trinity, 82 and 40 -122; Bacchus Marsh, 74, and five wickets for 53. Feb. 20-27-Presbyterian v. Trin ity. Bacchus Marsh;, bye. March 6-13- -Bacchus Marsh v. Presbyterian. Trinity, bye. March 27, April 3- Trinity v.i Baccui'd Msh. h .rytehfria, br. ti l· j
TAKE MORE SALT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
TAKE MORE SALT. Health and good looks are insepar able, and in the exercise of methods and remedies for the preservation of outward beauty it must not be forgot ten that a good digestion, rich red blood and well-knit flesh are essen tials in the formula of beauty. I want to say a word about salt as a factor in the building of th'e house beautiful in which the woman beautiful re sides. The Russians are in the habit of beginning a meal with a slice of bread spread with salt. This for a relish and the stimulating effect it has on the gastric functions. A solution of salt and water taken early in the morning is an excellent tonic. One cause of Irish" peasant beauty is the use of salt on potatoes eaten three times a day in youth, resulting 1i complexions of red and white, won derful strong hair and perfect health. Centuries ago Pliny counted the sun and salt as the most life-giving things in the world. Salt has an important work as one of the valuable constituents of strong healthy blood...
HINTS FOR AMATEUR SINGERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
HINTS FOR AMATEUR SINGERS. The great secret of voice produc tion is relaxity; the great difficulty is to get the relaxity by copscious mus cular control. The difference between. the Latin, English and German lan guages must be remembered. If a'choir contains many English and ' few foreigners, the voices of the latter are always heard above the rest. A great deal of harm is done by applying words before the tone is proiberly placed. First establish the proper and correct production, then apply: words. Vocalisation is essential in the - beginning to get the voice out of the throat-to place it in the cavi ties of the face, or, as the French have it. dans le masque. The breath must come evenly, and the words lie on the tone without interrupting it. Do not rely on your temperament, but on your brains. -Our good singers do not bury their temperament, but with the temperamnent the mind must be ustd. For while the mode or lack of inspiration of the moment may debar you from a full command o...
DUE TO THE FOG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
OUE TO THE FOG. Fog' has a bewildering effect, not only on human beings but also on an imals, save those who find their war by scent. Birds are entirely confused by Vt Tame pigeons remain all day motion. less and half asleep either just in or just outside their cotes. Chickens remain motionless for hours during heavy fogs. No bird sings or utters a call, perhaps because it fears to betray its whereabouts to an unseen foe. During one very thick fog in Lon don a blind man was found wandering -ibout quite lost as to his surroundings. As he was in the habit of visiting the city every day from a suburb, he was asked why he had gone astray. It was supposed that weather would have made no difference to him. He said that in a fog the ground "sounded quite differently."
The Only Way. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 February 1915
The Only Way. ' The bell rang three times, and the man at the deck hastily reached fdr a flannel bandage. This he put round his neck. Then he arranged a sling, in which he put one arm, disarranged his hair, drew down the corners of his mouth, got out of his chair, and painfully limped towards the door. "Mr. Jones?" inquired the well dressed caller who opened it at that moment. The man with the bandage -half-sup pressed a groan. "Yes, that's my name. What can I do for, you?" "You appear to be suffe.ing," said the intelligent caller. "Suffering!" returned the other. "Do you think I'm doing this for fun? But w?hat is your business, sir?" "Er-pardon me," stammered the caller, "I think I'll drop in some other time--eh?" "It's some trouble," soliloquised the man with the bandage, as he removed the paraphernalia and returned to his desk. "But it is really the quickest way to get rid of these life insurance agents. That man will never trouble mee again." A steam launch belonging to a bat ti...
THE HOME CIRCLE. LET THE HUSBAND RULE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 February 1915
THE HOME CIRCLE. LET THE HUSBAND RULE. \- The following is the advice of an experienced matron to girls about to be-married: Don't begin with the determination to domineer over your husband. The satisfaction you may derive from such a policysis a poor one at the best. The sell-assertive woman who, com mences married life with the idea that she is to be autocrat of her new hbome, and who dictates the domestic policy, without reference to her husband's opinions, will in many cases wreck the happiness of that home. Every woman, sooner or later, feels that to be truly happy a wife should be able to be proud of her husband. And can you be proud of a man who suffers himself to be "henpeckedl?
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 February 1915
Admission to Grounds, 1/; Chil dren, between 10 and .15, 6d; under 10, free. First-class LUNCHEON obtain able under the Grandstand. PROCESSION AND BAND Will march from Shire Hall at 11 a.m. Grand Irish- National CONCERT in the evening. C. F. HEGARTY, President. G. W. McFARLAND, Secretary. Miss M U RPHY MAIN. STREET, BACORUS - MARSH. FOR BI 4Tt 405 ThaT~I &c. FANCY WORK MATERIAL kept in stook. Aet ofo Psul i Patte rs LIL, 00IMII*UT Contracts for Sale of Land, 3d each. Contracts for Sale of Business, 34. Agreements to Let Furnished and Unfurnished Houses, 3d. Statutory Declarations, 3d. Mortgages for Land and Houses, 6d. Transfers of Land (Certiftcate of. Litle) 6d. Apprenticeship Indentures, 6d. Bills of Sale, 6d. Partnership Agreements, 6d. Deeds of (at, 6d. WILL FORMS, with instractions, 6d. QRISP k SONS. PRINTING Of all kinds executed on shortest notice. Caisr & SoNs, "Express" Office, Bacchus Marsh. A MELBOURNE TRAMWAY OFFICER writes this Letter. Mr. Charles Rock5...
CONDITIONS: [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 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 clarations verifying performances. The decision of officials in all matters will be final. Competitors who pay 3/ and over entrance money receive one gate pass.
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 — 27 February 1915
St. PATRICK'S SPORTS BACCHUS MARSH. Saturday, March 20, 1915. In the, Shovgrounds. C. F. Hegarty, President. Proceeds .in aid of St. Bernard's School. Judges- Bicycle Races- C. F. Hegarty, Dr. T. B. Ryan, P. A. McFarlane. Foot Races--Cr. J. G. Wells, Dr. W. B. Ryan, M. Dowling, P. F. Emmett. Horses-H: Densl'Fy, M. F. Cain. Stewards- Bicycle Races- D. McGrath, M. 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, W. J. Lindsay, M. Vallence, "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. Ref nolds, E. Taylor, J. Markham, A. 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 artyr. Handicappeis-Foot Races-J. P. Hanson. Bicycle races-A. Sh1aw, H. L. Simon.., Ope...
ROYAL PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 February 1915
ROYAL PICTURES. "The Reformation: of Calliope" will be shown this evening. We have received from the pub lishers, Messrs. Hodder & Stough 'ton, St. Paul's House, Warwick Square, London, E.C., a copy. of Princess Mary's Gift Book. All pro fits from the sale are going to the Queen's "Work for Women" - Fund, and the demand has been so colos sal that nearly 400,000 copies have already been sold, and the publish ers have already paid over to the Fund a sum of £10,000 on account of profits. At .the price of 2/6 this work is good value. The volume contains new stories and articles by. famous authors. Princess Mary has recently honoured J. J. Shannon, R.A., with sittings for the portrait which is specially painted for her Gift Book, and which forms the frontispiece to that work. Quite apart from the object for which it is published, Princess Mary's Gift Book -is a voluime which appeals to all Every member of the family will find pleasure in its pages.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 February 1915
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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 February 1915
THE Dominion of New Zealand had experience of a system of provincial governments before she adopted Unification, under which she has prospered immensely. Mr. Fisher has recently visited New Zealand, and he must have imbibed some local knowledge of the two systems. He should turn this to account as Prime Minister of the Common wealth of Australia, he has also invited some New Zealand Ministers of the Crown' to visit Australia. The subject is therefore practical politics of the present day. We have hitherto opposed Unification because we know that the' Bulletin crowd wanted it as a prelimin'ary to Republicanism, but that danger can be fought under Unification better than under State dissidence and wastefulness. The logic of events compelled New Zealand to adopt her present unified form of government, and Australia is rapid ly marching in the same direction. The approaching completion of the Federal capital at Canberra, makes the way easy for Unification. We only need our statesmen 'to...
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 February 1915
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. Color-SergeantT. C. Waterhouse, who left Bacchus Marsh with the First Expeditionary Force, has been promoted, as he writes from Cairo, Egypt, on Jan. 9th, that ."you people may now address me as a full-blown Sergeant-Major." Congratulations. The letter also says that there were only four of the S.M. jobs. 'going, with plenty of. candidates, so he ex pected lie was lucky to get one. The new 1914 organisation of the Brit ishl' Army had been introduced into the Australian Division, and he went on to? describe what had been done. Some of the Sergeants had been shuffled about. C. Coy. secured four fine. chaps, in Jack West, late cap tain Melbourne University Football club; "Billy" Kent-Hughes, one of this year's Rhodes scholars for Vic toria; Dick Gibbs; cashier in a Mel bourne bank; and "Coochy" Wal dron, late of the 13th Hussars, and he was on Kitchener's staff in South Africa. Some night operations were described.. They marched past the Pyramids and Sphinx, which lo...
NoTitle [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 February 1915
Jerseys on an adjoining Farm. The Homestead. The Paradise of the Lucerne Plant. A Washaway on the Creek showing 30 feet of rich Alluvial Soil. Splendid Water Everywhere. A Fine Mob of Herefords. Harvesting Lucerne on an Adjoining Farm. The Upper Flats and Lagoons. An Adjoining Farm. From the Mount Alford Road. Hereford Cattle on the Flats-" Sunshine and Shade." A Branch of Teviot Brook. Herefords at the "Willows " (note the Rich Pasture). Prosperous Farms in the Neighbourhood. Part of the Alluvial Flats. Lucerne Paddocks at the Homestead. Mount Alford Township adjoining the Estate. Herefords (note the Richly-grassed Lucerne Flats). Looking towards Mount Alford. NO RESIDENTIAL RESTRICTIONS. GOOD ROADS. FREE FROM PESTS AND DROUGHTS. RICHLY PRODUCTIVE DISTRICT. IMMENSE WATER SUPPLY FOR IRRIGATION. AMPLE RAINFALL OF NEARLY 40 INCHES. THE RICHEST ALLUVIAL SOIL. 3 SCHOOLS ADJOINING THE ESTATE. RAILWAY AND 2 SAWMILLS ONLY 1 MILE AWAY. " Courier " Office, December 17th, 1914. There is on vi...
TOOLERN VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 February 1915
TOOLERN VALE. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) During the week-end we had 24 points of rain, which were veiry wel come. On Friday Miss Hunter severed her connection with the Education Department, and the children, to mark their appreciation, presented her with a handsome silver cake basket. The presentation was 'made by the senior girl (Miss Sarah Scarff). The opening shoot of the Gun Club was held on Saturday, under pleasant weather conditions. A fast lot of starlings, assisted by a good breeze,; provided a good afternoon's sport for the 16 shooters who com peted. Two promising young shots, W. Wallace and V. Condon, made their first appearance, and acquitted themselves very creditably; the latter killed 12 out of 14, and divided a box sweep (30yds.). The chief event was the Club trophy of 3 guineas, 5 birds. In this only five grassed the possible, viz., C. Wills, P. Mur nane, T. Condon, L. Murnane, and Hydraulic. In the shoot-off, a fine contest resulted in a win for Hy draulic from W...
A.N.A. SPORTS BACCHUS MARSH. EASTER MONDAY, 5th April, 1915. (Weather permitting.) Proceeds in aid of Building Fund. President:—Mr. J. Reddrop. Vice-President:—Mr. J. McBride. PROCESSION PRIZES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 February 1915
A.NIA. SPORTS BACCHUS MARSH. EASTER MONDAY, 5th April, 1915. (Weather permitting.) Proceeds in aid of, Building Fund. President:-Mr. J. Reddrop. Vice-President:--Mr. J. McBride. PROCESSION PRIZES. Post entry free. No competitor may take more than one prize. To pjarade from the Shire Hall, at 11 a.m. sharp. Judged in the Show grounds. 1.---Best Dressed Mounted Char acter (Official costumes not. eligible). First, £1; second, 10/; third, 7/6. . 2.-Best Dressed Character, on foot. . First, 12/6; second, 7/6. 3.-Most Novel or Comical Char acter. First, 15/; second, 10/. 4.-Most Novel or Comical Group. Not.less than 3. First, £3; second, £1; third, 10/. 5.-Most Comical Group. Not less than 3. For boys under 16 years. First, £1; second, 12/6; third, 7/6. 6.-Special Prizes for Boys under 16. 7.-Special Prizes for other items deemed worthy of a prize. 8.-Foot Race, 130 yards. Open handicap. First, £4; second, £1. Entry, 4/. 9.-Foot Race, 220 yards. Open handicap. First, £2; second, 10/. Entr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 February 1915
S-. J wDCHNUI!iI This Pictorial is intended to show you exactly what we have to sell you. The First Subdivision of 7,000 acres into 102 Agricul tural and Dairy Farms of from 8 to 238 acres COOc n-Chin is one " Sta s of Sn Q, s d ao t .. miles from Brisbane, 10 miles from the border of New South Wales, within 1 mile of the Dugandan Railway Station, and it miles from the prosperous town of Boonah. SThe District has (see Got. Report) 15,851 acres under plough, and produced last year 2,708,024 gallons of Milk, and 1,515,716 lbs. of Butter, and secured the much coveted District Prize at the Brisbane Exhibition, for both 1913 and 1914. An Extension of the Railway has been surveyed right into the Estate, and the new Yia-Recta Railway to Sydney is within 8 miles. The Distance from the Coast direct is about 45 miles, and the scenery is magnificent. The Main Range with Spicer's Peak, Mount Wilson, Mount Alford, Mount French and Minto Crag apparently surrounding Coochin in the Valley of the Te...
BULLENGAROOK. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 February 1915
BULLENGAROOK. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The residents here regret that Mr. T. .1H. Skene has let his Bullengarook estate, and is leaving the district. His departure will be a distinct loss to the community, as he is every where regarded as a white man. The young folks are going to have a social on Friday evening, March 5th, in aid of the picnic fund, proposed to be held on Easter Mon day. It is to be hoped the weather will be propitious, as we generally have a good crowd cohne to see us. Rain badly wanted. I have been wondering whether our Railway Committee is defunct, or only sleeping. The present is a good time to start another campaign, as: other matters are very quiet.