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Not Worth Having. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
Not Worth Having. " He was employed by a city firm of dealers- in bric-a-brac and old furni ture to scour rural districts in search of antiques, and suddenly he espied an old-ta3hioned cottage nestling at the foot of a hill. Surely here, in this old-world spot, there would be something in his line. He knocked sharply at the door, and a weary-looking woman answered. "Do you happen to have any an tique furniture, madam?" he asked. "Or any old ornaments, such as heathen idols, or the like?" The woman looked somewhat puz zled for a moment. "I think I've got one," she said at length. Agog with expectation, he followed her into the house and to a room where lay a hulking fellow who was fast asleep on a couch. "There it is," she replied, pbinting to the couch. "He's the only idle thing I've got in the place-hasn't done any work for years. He may do for you, but he's certainly no ornament." Whatever is secret should be left un touched. The touch, the look, the in timacy, the correspondence ...
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. Readings for 24 hours on dates specified Week ending June 10, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. Readings for 24 hours on date ,specified Week ending 'June 10, 1915. Date Max. Max. Min. Rain Date. in sun. in shade.in shade, fall. F. 4 107 58 28 - 8. 5 122 62 46 Su 6 110 68' 44 1 M. 7 109 62 44 18 Tn 8 62 . 60 44 865 W. 9 87 65 47 17 Ta 10 78 63 46 7 Valuable soaking rain. For the week 128 points have fallen, which will be of great benefit to growing crops and grass. - Much more is required in the Pyke's creek reservoir oatchment area, in order to aug ment the supply for the summer At present theireservoir is practioally, empty. TUe river L? derdererg is rmunnpl the :: ,, -
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
CLOSE TO' MELBOURNE. " UNRIVALLED SUBDIVISIONAL SALE Of the Well-known and Fertile Ingliston Estate . Situated 45 miles from Melbourne, o--n the main Melbourne-Ballarat :*Line, between Bacchus, Marsh and Ballan, with the Ingliston Railway : Station right in the centre of the property. 10,250 ACRES Cultivation and grazing Land, pos sessing great natural fertility and potential wealth, to develop which all that is wanted is industry to con vert these broad acres into prosper ous farms. THIS WELL AND FAVOURABLY KNOWN ESTATE HAS BEEN UNLOCKED AT LAST. The. Land is perfectly adapted for the successful growing of all 'cereal crops, dairying or grazing, and the advantages of the situation to hay growers are espedially favourable. A large proportion of the Subdi vision is cleared ready for the plough, thus enabling a farmer to go straight to work with his teams immediately on taking possession. Considering the quality of the land, .the prices at which it can be bought are ekceptionally reas...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
ST'OP! LOOK! LISTEN! Have you seen the Latest Model POR D ChRS? i': With all the LATEST IMPROVEMIENTS-ELECTRIO LIGHT, SCUTTLE-DASH, Improved and abso lutely Reliable SPEEDOMETER. They are Better Value than ever And the PRICE is the same: 5-Seater, £195 (fully equipped) 2-Seater, £180 (fully equipped) We will not be able to supply the demand. ORDER NOW S" Sole Agents: 'Phone 866. CAREY MOTOR Co.,a.mstrong st.. BALLARAT FORD £SO CARS :SIM:ON. Ri O S: 'Phone 29 · MOTOR GARAGE 4:9e BACCIUS MARSH FORD £1 CARS GLEN VALLEY TEA S For Fragrance and Value. AGENTS rGeo. DICKIE & SONS, Groeers, Seed, Grain, and General Produce Merchants, .,,, BACCHUS MARSH. TAYLOR'S CASH STORE Our 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, and sold to you with a Minimum of profit. CASH BUYERS. can command Lowest Prices. They will get them here. Our rePutation stands behind all our transactions, a...
THE Mystery of the Ravenspurs Published by arrangement with Ward Lock and Co., London and Melbourne (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XXXIX.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
THN Asleil iI ofie Bl enspuls By FRED. M. WHITE. Author of "The Ends of Justice," etc. Published by arrangement with Ward Lock and Co., London and Melbourna (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XXX IX.-Continued. "How long we lay without food i don't know; anyway, it seemed days Perhaps it was only so many hours Try lying in the pitch dark fighting with nameless, unseen terrors, and see how many bitter years can be crammed into a minute. And. yet' we: knlewn -there was far worse to come.. B-iit for the fact that -we were togethei and could cheer the black hours with the sound of each other's voices, we should have gone mad. One moment we were cast down in the depths of gloom, the next we prayed for death; anon we laughed and sang sketches of gay songs. We were not insane, but were treading perilously near to the borderland. "Then, after many years-or so it seemed to us-they fetched us again. We were not led into the banqueting hall, but to a long, low, vault-like place on the floor of whi...
HELPFUL WIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
HELPFUL WIVES. It is not always the wife who stands behind her husband's counter, or shares his office or labors with him, shoulder to shoulder, who is the great est help to a man. Many women, dis tinctly feminine, and to all appearan ces hopelessly unbusinesslike, are first aids to the busy husband, and they seldom or never enter the shops,. offices, or factories over which their husbands rule. A woman blessed with the faculty of saying or doing the right thing at the right minute is bound to be a help to her husband. The woman who can make herself indispensable co ,.Gr hus band as his social mentor and co entertainer has many pleasures which the less tactful sisters miss. Everyone recognises as a bore the woman who is for ever quoting the clever sayings of her husband, and dwelling at length upon his good points, his success in business, et'.; but the wife who knows when to drop a hint that counts is the real help meet.
THE TACTFUL WOMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
THE TACTFUL WOMAN. A woman of tact is the one who feels that the story told to hurt your feel ings is essentially bad form, and incon siderate of the feelings of other. A woman of tact is the woman who is courteous to old people, who laughs with the young, and who makes her self agreeable to all women in all con ditions of life. A woman of tact is the one who makes her good-morning a pleasant greeting, her visit a bright spot in the day, and her good-bye a hope that she may.come again. A woman of tact is one who does not gauge people by their clothes or their riches, but who condemns bad manners. A woman of tact is one who is cour teous under all circumstances and in every condition in which she may be placed. A woman of tact is one whose love for humanity is second only in her life's devotion, and whose watch word is unselfishness.
BACHELORS' EXCUSES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
BACHELORS' EXCUSES. At a wedding breakfast the bache lors were called upon to give their reasons for remaining so. The folloWing were among them "I am like the frog in the fable, who, though he loved the water, would not jump into the well because he could not jump out again." "I am too selfish, and honest enough to admit it." "I prefer, on the, one hand, liberty, refreshing sleep, the opera, midnight suppers, quiet seclusion, dreams, ci gars,' a bank account, and club to-on the other. hand--disturbed rest, cold meat, baby. linen, soothing syrup, rock ing-horses, bread pudding, and empty pockets." - "I have a twin brother, and we have never had a secret from one another. He his married." -A promising young merchant re cently presented his better half with a handsome piano lamp. He was much flattered when she told him to give it his name, until he asked her reasons for so peculiar a proceeding. "Well," said she, "you know, dear, it has a good deal of brass about it; it is handsome, t...
MAGNESITE DEVELOPMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
- MAGNESITE -DEVELOPMENT. ;:;i. Wihat we hope will develop into a new -industry for Bacchus Marsh is S now in its initial stages. It has :, / arisen from the discovery of a good :deposit of magnesite on Mr. W. Ht S.:::McFarlane's "Niagara Park" estate, : near the mouth of the Werribee SGorge, at Bacchus Marsh. Analysis, has already proved the-deposit to be ' the purest ,yet discovered in any quantity. O '.n Monday last a visit was made to the deposit by some leading mem ; bers of the Permisite Co., which is Scompos6d of leading financial mag n .ates of Melbourne, Adelaide and ;:Broken Hill. So satisfied were they w: ith. what they saw, that men were ordered to be put on at once to quarry out the material. :. .: Magnesite is a most valuable min : eral, consisting of magnesium car Sbonate, and is largely used in chem istry, besides other commercial pro i: ucts. It is usdl as a source of mag S.. nesium compounds, and for the pre S paration of magnesia bricks, em ployed for furnaces. Th...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. WHAT_ has become of the water rights that the Bacchus Marsh irri gationists were supposed to receive from the State Rivers' Commission in return for a compulsory annual acreage charge? Mr. Mead tried to give them this at Simmons' Reef, but Mr. Graham, "with the valour of ignorance," considered the lowest tender too high, and refused to let a contract. .. No figures were. ever published in' support. of this con-t tention, and nobody asked for them. Now the new member of the State Rivers Commission should enquire into the matter, and call for tenders, or carry out the abandoned Bal lanee works. The inaction is in tolerable. The annual meeting of members of the Bacchus Marsh Agricultural Society is called for Thursday after noon next, 17th inst., at 2 o'clock. The election of officers will take place. Delegates will be appointed for the annual convention, to be held this year at Wangaratta. A full attendance of members is de sired, as work in connection with the annual s...
TOOLERN VALE PROGRESS & MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
TOOLERN VALE PROGRESS & MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. The following syllabus has been,. arranged : June 26th.-Debate: "Should the price of Commodities be fixed in time of National crisis" ? R. Barrie v. H. Campbell. July 9.-Social. July 24.-A night with the Poets. Aug. 7.-Mock Municipal election. Aug. 20 or 21.-Lecture. Sept. 4.--Debate: "Should Amuse ments be taxed for the benefit of Charities"? J. Gilby v. A. Chap man. Sept. 18.-Open. Oct. 1.-Euchre Party.
MOUNT STIBNITE MINING COMPANY, COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
MOUNT STIBNITE MINING COMPANY, COIMADAI. It is announced by Mr. Evans, the Managing Director, as an in terim report, that excellent ore is being broken in the old stopes, above the north level, and that a bulk. test of general ore, now being dressed and bagged for despatch to Melbourne, has given-antimony, 55 per cent; whilst tests of No. 2 grade have given-antimony, 25 per cent.; gold, 8dwts. per ton; and No. 3 grade, composed chiefly of fines and residues-antimony, 171 per cent.; gold, 8dwts. per ton. Only the highei grade is at pres ent being sent away, the Nos. 2 and 3*: classifications being retained on the mine for future treatment. The first consignment is expected .to be forwarded from the mine dur ing the ensuing week. The greater portion of the assay plant, recently purchased, has ar rived at the railgway station, and will .:,be carted out without delay. An Assayer has been appointed, and .vill arrive on. Monday next, when continuous sampling and testing of all portions of...
INCREASE OF STAMP DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
INCREASE OF STAMP DUTIES. For a period of four years, from the first July, the Stamp Duty pay able on receipts of £2 and over will be 2d. On bills of exchange, drawn in Victoria and payable in Victoria, on promissory notes, on settlements and on deeds of gift, the stamp duty will be twice the amount now pay able. On transfers and conveyances on sale of real property ,the rate has been increased from 5/ for every £50, or fraction thereof after the first £50, to 10/. The stamp duty payable on cheques, on drafts payable on de mand, on orders to pay money, on leases and on transfers of leases, on contract notes, and on bills of lad ing, has not been increased. Foreign and inter-State bills of exchange (which were exempted from payment of stamp duty in the year 1908) will, from 1st July, again require to be stamped. The new 2d. duty stamps, as well as the new promissory note forms, will be available for purchase at every post-office throughout the State, on and after 28th June. ALL kinds...
MYRNIONG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
MYRNIONG. " . (PROM OUR OWN coRRSPONDENT.) A dance, ii aid of the Red Cross fund, will be held in the Myrniong hall on Wednesday evening next, 16th inst. Mrs. T. Myers is the leading spirit in the matter, so a successful gathering should result. Myrniong has contributed freely to the various patriotic funds, and the ladies are all now engaged provid ing Red Cross necessaries in the way of clothing, &c. The funds so raised from the dance next week will help to supplement this good work. There is a feeling that the drought has complete!y broken now, as we have had a fine soaking rain of 110 points up till Thursday. It came just .in a nice time after the previous fall. Crops are now as sured; but there will not be a great growth of grass, although enough to carry stock through reasonably well. The local State school has been in the hands of a member of the re lieving staff for some weeks past, but Mr. Hollyhoke, head teacher, who has been recuperating his health at Lauriston, w...
MARK TWAIN "DON'TS." [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
MARK TWAIN "DON'TS." Don't attempt to punish all your enemies at once. You can't do a large business with a small capital. Don't say, "I told you so." Two to one you never said a word about it. Don't worry about another man's business. A little selfishness is some times commendable. Don't imagine that you can correct all the evils in the world. A grain of sand is not prominent in a desert. Don't mourn over fancied grievan ces. Bide your time and real sorrow will come. Don't throw dust in your teacher's eyes. It will only injure the pupil. Don't imagine that everything is weakening. Butter is strong in this market. Don't publish your acts of charity. The Lord will keep the ac count straight. Don't color meerschaums for a liv ing. It is simply dying by inches.
Oh, Happy Woman! [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
Oh, Happy Womanl "You women," exclaimed the dis gusted brother, "simply have a glori ous time doing nothing! My word, I envy you your idleness!" "Idleness?" shrieked his pretty sis ter. "Yes, idleness! Oh, why-why why wasn't I.born a woman?" "Oh, yes; you'd like to /be a wo man!" retorted the pretty sister. "Just try it for a day! Fasten a blanket and a counterpane round your legs; buckle a strap round your waist so tight you can't draw a full breath or eat a hearty meal; have your hair all loose and fluffy so that it keeps tickling your ears and getting into your eyes; wear high-heeled shoes, and gloves a size too small for you; cover your face with a veil full of spots that make you squint; fix a huge hat on with pins, so that every time the wind blows it pulls your hair out by the roots; ar then, without any pockets, and with three-inch square of lace to blow your nose with, and short sleeves, and open work stockings, go for a walk on a winter's day, and enjoy yourself. Oh yes, m...
BACCHUS MARSH GUN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
BACCHUS MARSH GUN CLUB. The King's birthday meeting was a great' success. An open teams' match, and £20 Starling handicap, were shot for. Thirty-six shooters were present. The teams' match (in which seven teams competed, repre septing, Northcote, 3, Bacchus Marsh, 3, and Essendon, 1) was won by Bac chus Marsh No. 2 team, with eleven kills odt of a possible 12; E. Akers, 3, G. McFarland, 3, F. R. Manning, 3, R. Hjorth, 2. Seventy nominations were re ceived for the handicap. The birds being good and assisted by a stiff breeze, misses were frequent, and only five shooters crossed the ninth round, when "Olive," H. B. Carr, C. Corbett, "Bacchus Marsh," and "Rowsley," each took £3. Shooting on, the balance was divided by "Olive" and "Rowsley," on the 14th round. Sweeps were won or divided by L. Scdtt, Coffey, "Stereo," "Olive," "Kiwi," P. Vallenoe, "Rowsley," "Millbank," J. Scott, and F. R. Manning. -About 50 shooters and visitors were entertained' at diinner' by the Club at the Royal hot...
A PLUCKY SOLDIER. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
A r.U(,-UY SOLDIER.. It has been said that Waterloo was won on the playing.fields of Eton. This, of course, referred to the gallan try of the British officers, many of whom had been traihed by the games and sports of that famous school. An illustration of the effect of such train ing in leveloping a man's limbs and wind was given at Inkerman, in the Crimean War. A young officer, who had learned at Eton )ot much from books, but a good deal from its sports, had hot work on that eventful night. His ser geant fell at his side, and he was surrounded by Russian foes. While going to the rear in charge of two stalwart Russians, he looked at their long coats, and said to him self, "They can't run." Watching his opportunity, he bowl ed over one soldier, threw another, by a wrestler's trick, into the: mud, and took to his heels. He ran as if lead ing an Eton foot-race, and cleared a good-sized fence. Then .a swollen brook, running fiercely, barred his way. It was seventeen feet wide, but the o...