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EXPECTING TOO MUCH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 April 1915
EXPECTING TOO MUCH. An old labourer named Jones wa the most regular attendant at the ses vices of a certain country church. Many years have passed since he missed a sermon, and the worth3 vicar always looks out for the old fel. .ow after the service, for Jones invari. ably has 'a bone to pick' with the preacher. Once, and once only, the clergymua tried to silence his persistent critic As he left the porch, the old ma?' who was waiting as usual, sauntered .ip to open fire. The vicar, however, anticipated his for once. 'Well,' he remarked pleasantly, another bone, I suppose? How is i' that, though I displease you week ao. ter week, you still keep attending mm church? Why don't you stay away?' Jones was simply staggered at the idea. 'Wot?' he gasped. 'Me stay awayl Ye'd mebbe like that. 'Owsomever. Aw've the hinterests o' the whole vil. lage to consider. If Aw stopped awa there's no knowin' what sort o' stul ye wad be preaching'.' Since then the vicar has allowed his critic to 'gang hi...
A GALLANT ARTILLERYMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 April 1915
A GALLANT ARTILLERYMAN. Some years ago a French reporter encountered in a little village of the South 'of France a gardener, who wore, pinned on his clean Sunday blouse, the ribbon of the Legion o! Honour. Naturally the newspapej man desired to know how he, got it The gardener, who, like many of his trade, seemed to be a silent man, was averse to meeting an old and wearn some demand, but finally he began: Oh, I don't know how I got it! I was at Bazeilles with the rest of the battery. All the officers were killed( then down went all the non-commia sioned officers. Bang! Bang ! Bang; By and bye all the soldiers were down but me. I had fired the last shot and naturally was doing what I could to keep off the Bavarians. Well, a General came, and says h, Where's your officers?P 'All down,' says I. 'Where's your gunners?' says be. 'All down but me,' says I. 'And you've been fighting here all -lone?' says he. 'I couldn't let 'em come and ?gel ;he guns, could I?' I says; and thee !e up and p...
A LOW ESTIMATE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 April 1915
A LOW ESTIMATE. 'Well, gentlemen,' said Tompkins, to a couple of his friends, 'you can tall as much as you please about the in feriority of women, but there are lota )f them that can discount most of ws for brains. Take my wife, for instance she's got twice as much sense as I have, and I ain't ashamed to acknow ledge it, either.' 'But don't you think,' said one o his auditors, 'that you put rather low estimate on your wife's intel tectual powers?' A country newspaper speaks of a nan who always paid' for his papa a year in advance. As a reward h was never sick in'his life, never hae a corn on his toes, or toothache, hi. potatoes never rot, his babies neve cry at night, his wife never scolds, ane he has succeeded in serving three terms on the council without bein. criticised. We do not know whethe such happy results would follow paid up subscribers to other papers a not, but it wouldn't do any harm fo some of our subscribers to try it. Tommy (to nervous but strict teach er): 'May I sp...
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, April 24. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL Saturday, April 24. ORDINARY meeting. Present--Cr. Browne (President), McMurray, Bay ley, Johnson, Beasley, Sexton, Rob inson, Maher, Holland, Shaw. Shire of Lara asked co-operation to cope with sparrows and starlings, by offering Id. and 3d. per dozen for the eggs and heads of the birds. -Received. Shire of Lara asked for repairs (joint work) to Kirk's bridge.-En gineer to report. The City of Footscray wrote that the estimated cost of providing lamlps in Harrison's road, five of 100 candle power, between Charles and Anderson's streets, would be £19/10/ for erection, and £17/10/ per annum maintenance. Would the Council bear half the cost.-Accep ted, on motion of Crs. Robinson and Sexton. The City of Footscray wrote, in regard to Yarraville drain, that the Werribee Council had agreed, in October, 1912, to contribute £821 towards the work. Tenders would probably be called before the end of the present month.-To be con sidered with Engineer's report on the subjec...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
. ,BACCHUS MARSH RACING SCLUB. : ;:AUTUMN MEETING. : THURSDAY, May 20th, 1915. (Weather and other circumstances permitting.) £140 PROGRAMME. £140 (First Race to start at 2.30 p.m.) -1. Trial Handicap, of 20 sovs. Second horse to receive 3 sovs. out of stake. Five furlongs. For horses that have never won or received more than 30 sovs. from any one race. Nomination, 10/. 2. Welter Race. Handicap of 25 sovs. Second horse to receive 5 sovs. out of stake. Six furlongs. Minimum weight, 7st. 71bs. Nom., '10/; acceptance, 5/. 3. Novelty Pony Race, of 20 Sovs. Second horse 5 sovs. out of stake. Four furlongs. For horses 14 hands 1 inch and under. 10yds. Syards allowed for every inch below stipulated height. Ponies to be measured on course at 2.30 p.m., unless approved Certificate of height produced. Height to be sent in with entry. Nomination, 10/; acceptance, 5/. 4. Bacchus Marsh Handicap, of .40 sovs. Second horse to receive 5 sovs. out of stake. One mile. Nomination, 10/; acceptance, 10/....
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. Readings for 24 hours on dates specified Week ending April 29, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. Readings for 24 hours on dates speoified Week ending April 29, 1915. Date. Max. Max. Min. Rain. t in sun. in shade. in shade., f-ll. F. 23 131 71 ' 40 2 S. 24111 58 80 1 Su25 119 63 45 - M. 26 127 67 42 - Tu27 124 67 46 3 W 28 115 60 48 1 ' Tn 29 85 60 50 - Some ltght frosts; dry weather again prevails. Pumpkin Pie-For one ordinary sized round pie take one and one half cups of mashed- and sifted ptunpkin, add brown sugar to taste, one beaten egg, one teaspoon ginger, one-half a nutmeg grated, one-half teaspoon of cinnamon, same of giround cloves. Beat the egg, add the, pumpkin, then sugar and spices with one pinch of salt, equal to one fourth teaspoon. Lastly add one half cup sweet milk, put into the crust and bake. The Bacchus Marsh branch of the Women's National League have ar ranged to hold a plain and fancy, dress ball on Wednesday, 5th May, in aid of the Belgian Relief Fund. Particulars are advertised.
COMING EVENTS: [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
COMING EVENTS: Tuesday, May 4.-Debating Society (opening night) Bacchus Marsh. Wednesday, May 5:-Plain and fancy dress ball, Bacchus Marsh. Wednesday, May 5.- Melton Coursing. Friday, May 7.-Sports and Social at Balliang. Wednesday, May 12.--St. Bern ard's Euchre party and dance. Thursday, May 20.- Bacchus Marsh races. Monday, May 24th (Empire day). -Concert in aid of Red Cross fund, Bacchus Marsh.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
THE proposed new boundaries of Shires iiare not the best that could be devised. The original sin of allowing localities to lay off bound aries is now c6ming home to roost. The boundaries of the old Bacchus Marsh and Maddingley Road Dis trict, for instance, should have been extended to Greendale and to Pyke's Creek, thereby gaining the maxi mum subsidy, instead of the mini mum; and more main road ad vances. Now it should get the South Riding of Melton Shire. It should be remembered that although ratepayers vote in Ridings, the Councillors do not. It is difficult enough now to get twelve men to undertake the thankless duties of Councillors, and it will be impos sible to get Woodend men to go to Gisborne. Woodend should be joined to Kyneton. There is too much ballot box work, and the whole of Australia suffers from that delusion. If Australia becomes in solvent the result will be due to that cause. Messrs. McPhail Bros. will hold their usual monthly market at Mel ton to-day. A meeting ...
MARRIAGE. Linsdell—Flack. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
MARRIAGE. Linsdell-Flack. An interesting wedding was cel ebrated at St. John's Church of England, Ballan, on Saturday last, the contracting parties being Mr. William F. Linsdell, of "Uplands," Myrniong, and 'Miss Alice Flack, youngest daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. Geo. Flack, of "Belle Vue," Ballan. The Rev. F. E. Lewin offic iated. The bride, who was given away by her brother (Mr. G. C. Flack), was tastefully dressed in white crepe-de-chene over silk, with long pleated tunic and deep swathed belt; bodice beautifully trimmed with ninon, pearls and orange blos som, with medici collar, and front of fine Limerick lace; white hat, lined with pale pink, and trimmed with large velvet roses. She carried white prayer book, the gift of the Rev. F. E. Lewin. The bridesmaid was Miss Fanny Flack (sister of the bride), who was dressed in white ninon over pale pink silk, with gui pure trimmings; white panne hat, with black lining. Mr. R. Linsdell acted as best man. After the cere mony the wed...
MUNICIPAL AMALGAMATIONS. Melton Shire absorbed by Keilor and Braybrook. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
MUNICIPAL AMALGAMATIONS. Melton Shire absorbed by Keiloi and Braybrook. Under the Local Government Acts Amendment Act 1914, passed during the last session of the State. Parliament, provision was made for the amalgamation of Boroughs and Shies whose incomes from rates were under £300. Notices have already been issued to eight Boroughs that their districts will be united to the adjoinihg Shires, and the Minister for Public Works (Mr. Hagelthorn) has dent notices to the following Shires -that it is his in tehtion to proceed to obtain Orders in Council for the amalgamation of the following municipalities:- Broadford with Kilmore, Chiltern and Indigo Ridings of Chiltern with Rutherglen, Barnawartha Riding of Chiltern with Wodonga, Epping with Whittlesea, North and East Ridings of Melton with Keilor, South Riding of Melton with Braybrook, Merriang with Broadmeadows, Morn ington with Frnakston and Hastings, Mount Alexander with Newstead; Newham and Woodend with Gis borne, Pyalong with Kilm...
LOYAL TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
LOYAL TASMANIA. .Oh! beautiful Tasmania. The lady of South lands, Isle of blue skies, and sapphire seas, And lovely tinselled sands. We hail thee, fair Tasmania, For thou hast sent with pride Thy sons to fight for-truth and right, Far from thy sea-girt side. For thy brave sons are mountain bred, And have the courage true Of those who all their youth have looked Up to the mountains blue. We hail thee, fair Tasmania, For loyalty and grace To our great Mother-land and all The English speaking race; And so they women, brave and loved, Have sent their sons afar, Without a doubt, without a tear, To fight in this world war. We hail thee, fair Tasmania, For thou hast given thy gold To help the sad, down-trodden ones, In lands afar and old; Thy, daughters fair, with :fingers swift, SHave helped to clothe' the poor; With hearts aflame with loyal love, For our cause, firm and sure. So beautiful Tasmania, Far from the scenes of strife,. Still helps, and lifts her heart to heaven For all the Nat...
RED CROSS WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
RED CROSS WORK. A concert in aid of the Red Cross fund will be held on Monday, 24th May (Empire day). A meeting of ladies, to make fur ther arrangements .for Red Cross concert, will be held in the Shire Hall on Tuesday afternoon next, 4th inst., at 3 o'clock. This concert is being taken up with enthusiasm, and a novel pro gramme is being arranged, which will include patriotic songs and tab leaus by the children. All the Na tional anthems of the Allies will be given. Further details later. The hon. Sec. (Miss Beatrice W. Anderson) acknowledges, with thanks: Vegetables sold at Horticultural Show, by.Mr. R. ii. Dugdale, £2/9/9. Mr. Walter Palmer, 10/. Parcel of books from Mrs. James Morton, Pentland Hills..
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. Notes from Lieut. Hugh W. H. Armytage, R.F.A.: In Belgium, 14/2/15. I have been pretty busy . lately. I have evidently got a reputation as a panoramarist, as I have, got to do another one,. The Divisional-General, and Colonel R.A., and my Colonel, were all in the C.R.A's. dayoffice, talking of war, and how to carry on our little bit. The General said he wished he knew what the country looked like in a certain place, behind the German lines. The Colonel suggested that a skilful staff-officer shbuld be sent to a house in our trenches, to make a sketch of the. country, but the General said, "What about your Mr. Armytage, can't he do it?" So I was sent up to do another panor ama. I must say it was a most in teresting day. I had to go up by night, or rather before it was light. I started at 5 a.m., and got to the house at 5.45, having been sniped at once. The Germans think this house is unused, as it has been knocked to bits by their guns. The front half of the barn I ...
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
FOOTBALL. On Monday last a team from Rich mond played Maddingley, which re sulted in a win for the visitors. Messrs. Barry (Bridge Inn) and Bishop (Railway hotel) generously provided a free dinner and tea for the visitors. A collection taken up at the above match by Mr. J. J. Barry, of the Bridge Inn, resulted in £3/2/3 being added to the Belgian Relief fund.
MYRNIONG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
MYRNIONG. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The local Belgian Relief Fund now stands at £91/5/, of which £85 7/ has been forwarded to the.Lord Mayor's Fund, and the balance will 'be sent on when collected from stock sales. The expenses in connection with the effort only amounted to 19/, so that Myrniong's gift to this deserving object is £90/6/. The fund is now closed. The local State school is tempor a-rily closed, owing to the head teacher (Mr. Hollyhoke) being laid up with a serious attack of diph theria. The Department has been, duly notified; and it is to be hoped the latter will take every precau tion to prevent the disease from spreading. Dr. Blaubaum, of Bal Ian, is attending Mr. Hollyhoke, who is now out of danger, and expects to make a speedy recovery. The Rev. F. E. Lewin, of Ballan, gave an interesting lecture, with lantern views, in the local hall on Monday, the subject being West minster Abbey. The lecture was to have been given some time ago, but an accident prevented the...
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
.BACCHUS' MARSH BOWLING CLUB. The gren .will be closed for the season on Saturday (to-day) May 1st, when a "hurry-skurry" competition will .be held in the evening, com mencing at 5 o'clock. The Presi dent (Mr. R. H. Dugdale) will en tertain members at supper at 8.45. All trophies won during the season will be presented to the winners. Any suggestions for next season will be welcomed.
THE Mystery of the Ravenspurs Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Melbourne. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XXVIII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 1 May 1915
il slerll 0 t i lvepilrs By FRED. M. WHITE. Author of "The Ends of Justice," etc. Published by arrangement with Ward, L6ck and Co., London and Melbourne. S(All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XXV III.-Continued. Tchigorsky took a small box from his pocket and laid it on the table. Vera inspected the black .bees for a m~oment, and then- handed themi biac.l to "Tchlgorsky. . _-: By -accident or design lie let the box fall, the lid flew open, and immedl- ately half-a-dozen sable objects were buzzing in the air. A yell of terror broke from Mrs. May -a yell that rang to the roof. She jumped to her feet only to sink again with the pain of the injured limb. She seemed to have lost all control of her self; she turned and addressed Tebi gorsky in some liquid tongue that con veyed nothing to any one except that she was denouncing the Russian in a fury of passionate anger. Geoffrey had risen too, greatly alarmed. From the head of the table, Ralph Ravenspur coolly demanded to know what it was all abo...