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INCREASED SOLUBILITY OF PHOSPHATE OF LIME MIXED WITH POTASH SALTS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 23 January 1915
INCREASED SOLUBILITY OF PHOSPHATE OF LIME MIXED WITH POTASH SALTS. It has been known for some time chat the appls.ation of a mixed ma nure consisting of phosphates and pot ash salts yield better results than when the two ingredients are applied separately, and this has been especi ally remarked of mixtures of basic •lag and kainit or other potash salts. Investigations show that the action of the salt has the effect of render ing the phosphoric acid more quickly available; thus the percentage of citrate-soluble phosphate in the slag rose from six to ten per cent. in the mixture. Kainit, common salt, muriate of potash, and sulphate of potash all acted in the same way. Similarly the fertilising effect of bone-meal was in creased by admixture with salt, so . that it may be regarded as a fact to be acted upon that basic slag and bone-meal 'are rendered more quickly available as plant food by being mixed with kainit or other potash salts, or, indeed, common salt. The experiments brought o...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 23 January 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. THE Country Roads Board is a clumsy. revival of the old system of main road construction order, under which the Government gave £500 per mile towards construc tion, the Council finding the bal ance. Under this system the Bac chus Marsh Council constructed the bulk of the Pentland Hills road, and created a debt which still stands to the debit of that Riding in the Shire books. In those days there were some good Councillors,. who .understood that it was good policy to obtain Government money while it was available. The late George'Gibson Paterson, a Bacchus Marsh Councillor, who has never been equalled since, was the leader in this movement. The Shire fin anced itself out of the Parwan rates, that Riding not requiring much ex penditure. The Local Government history in Victoria is one of bluff and subterfuge. Direct votes from Parliament made most of the roads in the early days. The late Mr. David Syme had a big- contract in the Bacchus Marsh valley. What is' being done ...
THE POWER OF A FACE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 23 January 1915
THE POWER OF A FACE. Ah! the potent power of a single face upon the one who, beholding it, understandingly and responsively reads! ia Recently I was in a greatly perturb ed state of mind. I was running for train, and I feared I was late. In an agony of suspense and mental anguish, I labored on with what speed I might while burdened down with heavy despair. s While I was thus suffering and mak ing my- suffering noticeable to the most casual observer, I suddenly saw a face -a placid; common face-but it bore a message of courage and hope for me. It made me ashamed, instantly, that I was perturbed or anguished in, spirit over so small a thing as the prospect of missing a train. My features relaxed; my mouth shut like a steel trap whose spring has suddenly been released. Calm enter. ed my spirit; my pace slackened. The face I had seen was that of the station clock, and it told me I had ten minutes in which to find my seat in the train.
MIND EXERCISE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 23 January 1915
MIND EXERCISE. The same natural impulses which. nmakes men, .enjoy exercise of body makes ,them enjoy exerclse of mind. There is a certain innate iuggishness to be overcome at first in both cases. A man who for years has been slack will have a good deal of inertia to overcome before he can enjoy even moderate physical exertion- but it can be done; and a man whose mind has been mostly - fallow ground will not easily take to the mental plough and hoe, but when he does persevere. l* will find the natural law operate •on his side, the law which ordains joy for the sweat of the brain as for the- sweat of the brow. Reggie: Dearest, if I were far, far away, could -you still love me? Marie: Why, Reggie, what. a ques tion! I'm sure the farther .'you were away the better I shonid love you. ,Entire Wheat Bread.-To two cups Sscalded milk add one-fourth cup of sugar,: one teaspoon of salt, and let cool. When lukewarm add one yeast cake, dissolved in one=furtl. :cup of tdpid water, and four and t...
BACCHUS MARSH HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 23 January 1915
BACCHUS MARSH HORTICUL TURAL SOCIETY. PRESIDENT : Cr. J. G. WELLS. VICE-PRESIDENT: Mr. J. LODGE. COMMITTEE :-Messrs. Jas. Cowan, H. E. Connor, John Cowan, H. Bur bidge, C. Dickie, J. A. Morton, H. Moffatt, W. E. .Ramsey, - Gray, - Spurr, M. Usher, N. Woodward, C. L. T. Alkemade, E. G. Morris, P. F. Emmett, H. M. Hodgson, C. F. Hegarty, J. A. Johns, H. G. Camp bell, T. Cowan, J. A. Loeper, W. Grant Morton, P. A. McFarlane, R. H. Dugdale, G. Vallence, J. W. Tolmie. Mesdames John Cowan, J. Lodge, W. Grant Morton, H. S. Jones, R. H. Dugdale, H. Burbidge. Misses B. W. Anderson, Pearce, M'Farlane, White. TREASURER :-Miss Grace F. Anderson. SECRETARY :-MIss C. E. Wells.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 23 January 1915
PRIZE LIST For. AUTUMN SHOW of Flowers, Pot Plants, Fruit, Vegetables, Grain, Preserves, &c., ' to be held in the Mechanics' Institute, Bacchus Marsh, on SATURDAY, 10th April, 1915. Entries finally close with the Secretary at 8 o'clock p.m. on WEDNESDAY, S 31st March, 1915. CLASS A.-Open to all Conrers. POT PLANTS. 1. 3 Begonias, 2/ and 1/. 2. 3 Ornamental Foliage Plants, 4/ and 2/. 3. 1 Fuchsia, 2/ and 1/. 4. 3 Ferns (tree ferns excluded) 4/ and 2/.. 5. 1 Fern (maiden hair) 2/ and 1/. 6. ' 2 Palms, distinct, 5/ and 2/6. 7. 3 Geranium, 2] and 1/. 8. 1 Geranium, 2/ and 1/. 9. Best collection of Pot Plants, bloon or foliage. 10/ and 5/. Numberof pots to be stated at time of entry. 10. 1 Aspedestra, 2/ and 1/. 11. Best Pot Plant in class-Cham pion card. 11A. Six Ferns, any variety, distinct. First, 5/ worth of plants, gift of R. U. Nichols; second, 2/6. CLASS B.-Open to all Comers. CUT FLOWERS. 12. 6 varieties Carnations, 3] and 1/6. S13. 3 vars. Carnations, 2/ and 1/. 14. 12 d...
ONE MAN LOST £1000. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 23 January 1915
VNE -MAN LOST £l100?. By P. K. Here's another ilnterdsting little story taken from life. A certain well-to-do man--call him Jenkins-had about £3,500 put away in very good securities,, and he was earning £800 a year.' .He got into the rubber boom-at the tail end of it. Most fools who gamble on the Stck Exchange do that sort. of thing. There is nothing so fascinatingly fatal as a boom, the outside fool not knowing. that he is not allowed to hear of the boom until the inside sharper wants to unload. Well, Jenkins bought rubber shares -bought a thousand pounds' worth of them-on the advice of a broker he didn't know, but who sent him a most seductive circular. A fortnight late Jenkins had made a profit on thes6 of £75-at least, he would have made that if he had sold out then But he didn't. Jenkins was looking to nearly doubl. ing his money. So he held on. A monrth later Jenkins' £1000 did not represent £500, and two months later still he had lost every penny be cause the rubber company i...
A LETTER FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 30 January 1915
A LETTER FROM THE GENERA6 MANAGER. The use of needlessly strong lab guage has been seldom rebuked in a more elaborate manner th-M *i the following retter, which was piweed by the Manager of a Railway Company in Madras, and, addressed to a Euro pean subordinate: "Dear Sir;-It is with extreme regret that I have to bring to your notice that I observed very unprofessiona; ccnduct on your part this morning. I allude to the abusive language you used to the drivers and others. This I consider an unwarrantable assump ion of my duties and functions, and I may say rights and privileges. "Should you wish to abuse any of our employes, I think it will be best to do it in future in regular form, and I beg to point out what I consider this tof be. You will please submit to me the form of oath you wish to use, when, if it meets my approval, I shall refer the same to the directors, and in the course of a few weeks their de cision will be - known. Perhaps, to save time,'it might be as well for you to...
REGULATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 30 January 1915
REGULATIONS. 1.-All Exhibits for competition, except materials for bouquets, epergnes, and other arranged floral devices, must have been grown by the Exhibitor, or have been in his or her possession at least two months prior to the show. 2.-All entries must be made in writing, stating the class and schedule number. The Secretary, on receiving such, together with entry fees, will' register the same and issue an entry ticket for such Exhibit, which ticket must. be attached to the Exhibit, and without which no Exhibit will be received. 3.-Entry Fees:-Members free in all classes. Non-members, 6d. each, entry, except where otherwise specified. Entries finally close with the'Secretary on WEDNESDAY, 31st March, at 8 p.m. Late entries 6d. each extra. 4.-Admission:-Member's Tickets, 5/, admit member, his wife, and family under 15 years old; or lady and gentle man. Non-members: - Adults, Is.; Children, 6d. 5.-Nurserymen, and persons who grow for sale, and actual members of the family of any o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 30 January 1915
PRIZE LIST For AUTUMN SHOW of Flowers, SPot Plants, Fruit, Vegetables, Grain, Preserves, &c., to be held in the Mechanics' Institute, Bacchus Marsh, on SATURDAY, 10th April, 1915. Entries .finally close with the Secretary ati8 o'clock p.m. on WEDNESDAY, 31st March, 1915. CLASS A.-Open to all Comers. POT PLANTS. 1. 3 Begonias, 2/ and 1/. 2. 3 Ornamental Foliage Plants, 4/ and 2/. 3. 1 Fuchsia, 2j and 1/. 4. 3 Ferns (tree ferns excluded) 4/ and 21. 5. 1 Fern (maiden hair) 2/ and 1/. 6. 2 Palms, distinct, 5/ and 2/6. ,7. 3 Geranium, 2/ and 1/. 8.. '1 Geranium, 2/ and 1/. S9. Best collection of Pot Plants, bloom or foliage. 10/ and 5/. Numberof pots to be stated at time of entry. 10. 1 Aspedestra, 2/ and 1/. 11. Best Pot Plant in class--Cham pion card. H1A. -Six Ferns, any variety, distinct. First, 5/ worth of plants, gift of R. U. Nichols; second, 2/6. CLASS B.-Open to all Comers. CUTT FLOWERS. 12. 6 varieties Carnations, 3/ and 1/6. 13. 3 vars. Carnations, 2/ and 1/. . 14. 12 ...
BACCHUS MARSH HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. PRESIDENT: Cr. J. G. WELLS. VICE-PRESIDENT: Mr. J. LODGE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 30 January 1915
BACCHUS MARSH .HORTICUL TURAL SOCIETY. - PRESIDENT: Cr. J. G. WELLS. VICE-PRESIDENT :Mr. J. LODGE. COMMITTEE:-Messrs. Jas. Cowan, H. E. Connor, John Cowan, H. Bur bidge, C. Dickie, J. A. Morton, H. ,offatt, W. E. Ramsey, W. E. Spurr, M. Usher, N. Woodward, C. L. T. Alkemade, E. G. Morris, P. F. Emmett, H. M. Hodgson, C. F. Hegarty, J. A. Johns, H. G. Camp bell, T. Cowan, J. A. Loeper, W. Grant Morton, P. A. McFarlane, R. H. Dugdale, G. Vallence, J. W. ".Tolmie. Mesdames John Cowan, J. Lodge, .W. Grant Morton, H. S. Jones, R. H. Dugdale, H. Burbidge. Misses B. W. Anderson, Pearce, M'Farlane, White. TREASURER :-Miss Grace F. Anderson. SECRETARY :-MISS C. E. Wells.
THE WAY ON WASHDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 30 January 1915
THE WAY ON WASHEIDAY. A grievance with almost every house. keeper is the ill-treatment linen and lin gerie meet with at the hands of the average laundress. Washing should, when possible, .be done at home-an easy matter if one has a good-sized laundry, a garden or a drying room, and a know ledge of how to manage the process in the right fashion. All the white clothes should be put to soak the night previous, body linen being put into cold water, softened with a little borax, the soiled parts rubbed with some good soap and placed well under water. Bed linen should be put to soak in an other tub, of course, and table linen in still another. .All articles touched with iron rust, fruit, or ink stains, may be soaked in some milk for twelve hours, and if very obsti nate they should be treated with salt and lemon juice until they disappear. I For flannels use soft water moderately warm, and no soap powder or sola. All the little odds and ends of soap should be saved in a jar kept for the pu...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 30 January 1915
"PROCRASTINATION is the thief of time," and procrastination is a prominent feature of the procedure of the State Rivers Commisson in relation to water storages. The Sugar-loaf storage on the Goulburn has been under consideration for two years, and ought to be in course of construction now, but nothing is being done, so far as we know. Mr. Mead recently said that the Commission must not fail to fulfil its obligations to the holders of water rights, therefore. he could not extend channels beyond the capacity of the reservoirs, but that is what he has done in this district. The. American system of water rights is inapplicable to Victorian conditions, where the water supply is precarious. The Ballanee stor age ought to ;be enquired into. Scheme after scheme was devised there, and abandoned, the land still belongs to the Government. Mr. Mead is still a new chum. The farm known as Loft's, be tween 'Melton and Rockbank, con taining 289 acres, is advertised to be sold on Wednesday, 10th Feb...
WOMAN'S WORLD. LOW TO ACQUIRE GRACE OF MOVEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 30 January 1915
t WOMAN'S8 WORLD. DOW TO ACQUIRE GTI.?CE 0) MOVEMENT. Calisthenics is the term we use to des cribe those physical exercises which tend to promote grace of movement and strength of body. Calisthenic exercise is the surest method of obtaining a graceful carriage, for by exercising all our muscles we gain a good control over their volun tary movements. So often the "to... ensemble" of a pretty woman is spoilt by stooping shoulders, a contracted chest, or a careless, slouching gait. Now, by de voting a little of our spare time every day to some physical exercises these same evils maybe overcome. Many and various are the forms of calisthenics. We are all familiar with the simple but, neverthe less, beneficial exercises for the arms. The daily use of dumbbells will streng then all the muscles of the arms and chest, and at the same time promote a free cir culation of the blood This is another advantage to be obtained from this exer cise. . Then there is what is known as the ex pander. This...
TOOLERN VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 30 January 1915
TOOLERN VALE. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) As a result of the copious rains during Xmas holidays, Toolern has on its Spring coat at present. The grass is green and growing, and the prospects so far are decidedly good. Mr. Murnane, who has been absetit from his school for. three months on sick leave, resumed duty on Monday last. Medical treatment and rest have made a marked improvement in his health, which had been very indifferent for some time past. Rumour has it that we are likely to have a change in the mnanagement of the local store in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Wynne are going for a health trip and Mr. J. MN. Wynne and family will carry on the business in their absence. Thair many friends will wish Mr. and Mrs. Wynne "bon voyage," and hope the rest and change will have the de sired effect.
BACCHUS MARSH MILK CO. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 30 January 1915
BACCHUS MARSH MILK CO. The ordinary general meeting of the Bacchus Marsh Concentrated Company was held at the offices, 593 Little Collins street, on Friday. Mr. A. Hay presided, and in moving the adoption of the report and bal ance sheet, said it was the first since the reconstruction of the company. He regretted very much that the profits last year had not come up to expectations. The reason was due to the fact that in the early part of the year there was a faultiness in the milk. It was not until several months had elapsed that they had discovered it. Steps were taken to remedy the misfortune, and it had cost the company a considerable sum of money. Since then everything had gone on satisfactorily, and dur ing the latter part of the year they had made sufficient money to provide a dividend of 5 per cent. The first two months of this (financial) year had shown very considerable profits; during November and December their operations showed a profit of between £6,000 and £7,000. The ...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 30 January 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. At Messrs. Fairbairn's next Bac chus Marsh sale, on Thursday, 11th Feb., several extra lots, comprising property, &c., will be offered. Par ticulars are advertised. Mr. Waldemar Seidel, teacher of the pianoforte, will resume tuition on 13th February. See advertise ment. Miss Ruby Williams is now in charge of the Korobeit School, vice Mr. L. G. Gibbons, who has been transferred to Campbclltown, near Castlemaine. Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church Services every Sunday conducted by Pastor S. Whitchurch. Morning, 11. Evening,. 7.30.....Weeknight meeting every Tuesday, commencing 8. All welcome. Presbyterian Church Services: Bacchus Marsh, 11; and Melton 3 (Comnunion services). Bacchus Marsh, 7.30, "Five years' Ministry." All welcome, especially those present at the services five years ago. Rev. B. Williams. Methodist Church services, 31st inst.:--Melton, 3; Bacchus Marsh, 7.30; Mr. W. J. C. Ashley. Rock bank, 7.30, Mr. W. Fowler. Balli ang East, 11; Staughton Vale, 3; ...
COMING EVENTS: [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 30 January 1915
COMING EVENTS: Monday, Feb. 1 (Foundation day) -Kennedy Benefit concert and ball, Melton. Thursday, Feb. 4.-Gray Benefit Concert, Bacchus Marsh. Monday, Feb. 8.-Bay Excursion to Sorrento. Friday, March 19.-Melton races. Saturday, March 20.-St. Patrick's Day Sports, Bacchus Marsh. Saturday, April 10.-Horticultural Show, Bacehus Marsh.