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THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
'THE EMPIRE'S CALL. Additional recruits from Bacchus Marsh:- W. Todd (son of Colin Todd, a well-known shooting identity. Colin Todd (a cousin) is now, at the Front as a member of the. Light Horse. W. Edgerton (son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgerton, Maddingley). Tom. Cole (of the Darley Brick Co., making the third fromh there-more expec ted). Thos. Hawkins, Bacchus Marsh representative of Messrs. McArthur & McLeod, auctioneers of Collins street, Melbourne, has been accepted for active service, and will go into Officers' Training College at Camp on 23rd August. At the close of the .service at Holy ,Trinity on Sunday evening Jast, Rev. T. W. Davis made fare well reference to Messrs. A. Fair bank and F. Russell (members of the congregation) who are leaving for the Front. Several. employees from. the Mel bourne depot of the Bacchus Marsh Milk Co. have volunteered.. The latest to go is Hugh Bottle, a native of Bacchus Marsh, and a nephew of Mr. Hugh Love, of Maddingley. Constable "Ted." Mo...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. A dance in aid of the Bacchus Marsh Red Cross fund, has been arranged for Wednesday, 11th Aug., as advertised. We'have received (too-late for publication) a letter from Mr. R. H. Dugdale, suggesting that the Bac chus Marsh Agricultural Society abandon its show this year, and that the showgrounds be offered to the Defence Department for returned wounded soldiers. Mr. Dugdale is perhaps not aware that at a special meeting of members of the Society, called a week or two ago for the purpose of deciding the question he now rises, it was decided to go on with the show. On Monday, 2nd August, Mr. H. W. Davey, Government Supervisor of Orchards, will deliver a .lecture at Bacchus Marsh, on "Orchard and Garden Work." Boxthorn Inspector Barrett has started on his new duties to see that immediate steps are taken to have all isolated bushes destroyed, and hedges properly trimmed, in ac cordIance with the resolution passed at the last meeting of the Bacchus Marsh Shire Council. Met...
HAVE MERCY LORD. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
HAVE MERCY LORD. Have mercy on the Nations, Lord, Oh God, our fathers' God; Thy judgments now are all abroad, Of war, and -plague, anwd fire, -and sword, 'Gainst Nations who have Thee ab horred, Oh! God, our fathers' God.. Have mercy on our Nation, Lord, Oh! God, our fathers' God; Help us, in present trouble sore; The war-cloud lift from shore to shore; Oh! give us victory more and more; Oh! God, our father' God. Have mercy on the Nations, Lord, Oh! God, our fathers' God; May man soon live at peace with man, As passes swift their earthly span, And righteousness lead aye the van; Oh! God. our fathers' God. Have, mercy on our Nation, Lord, Oh! God, oQur fathers' God; Thy judgments' oft 'are orer .all,1. For vice, and 'sin, that doth enthral In penitence, fbore Thee we fall; Oh! God, our fathers' God. Have, mercy on our Nation, Lord, Oh! God, our. fathers' God; Our people Thou didst help of old, Now, Thou art trying us, like gold, For truth and right make us still bold; Oh! God, our fa...
BACCHUS MARSH HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
BACCHUS MARSH .lHORTICUL TURAL SOCIETY., The annual meeting of menibers was held in the Mechanics' Institute on Thursday evening. Mr. J. G.f Wells (President) in the chair. The report and balance sheet were read, which showed, a credit balance of £17/5/7. Thlie. .President moved their adop. tion and thdught everything very, satisfactory, in the face of trying circumstances. The Secretary had done good work. The Society had a strong committee now-the right kind of men.-Miss G. F. Anderson seconded, and congratulated the Sec retary on her work.-Carried unan imously. The President said that finished Iris term of office, and thanked all who had assisted him to, make tlie' year a success. Election of officers: President, Mr. J. G. Wells (re elected); Vice-President: Mr. H. E" Connor; Treasurer, Miss G. F. An derson; Secretary, Miss C. E. Wells; Auditor, Mr. T. H. Pearce (re-elec ted) and vote of-thanks passed to him for past services; Committe: Retiring members re-elected, and Messrs. A....
ONLY A SCRAP OF PAPER. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
ONLY A SCRAP OF. PAPER. The Kaiser on the warpath's gone, The ivorld's power to conquer, But faith, some think he's gone astray, Supported by the junker. The Hague conveiition he o'er threw, For which he must pay later; It suited well his purpose. Still, 'Twas only a Scrap of Paper. Paris-The Goal-first on the roll, That was to be invested, For a \veel-known fact, is still in tact. - Though it strongly was contested. Says Bill, the nearest road is mine, And time, an important matter; What care I, for treaties signed Upon a Scrap of Paper. French, Joffre, and Grand Duke Nic, For the allied victories cater; For, .freedom's cause, iobserve the laws, .:.. Set down on a Scrap of Paper. Jellicoe, the North Sea guards. And watchful is the order, To "Strike, and to' strike harder still," When the Germans cross the border. But the German fleet-that's so com plete After Iron crosses hanker; And bravely sail on the Kiel Canal, Or nobly ride at anchor! On Gallipoli's rocky heights We are making...
MOUNT STIBNITE MINING COMPANY, COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
MOUNT STIBNITE MINING COMPANY, COIMADAI. The Managing Director (Mr. R. Thurston Evans) reports, under date 23rd inst., as follows: Main adit extended 'to 257 feet; country alternations of schist and sandstone. North drive advanced to 107 feet; lode channel, 2ft. 6in. wide; change in face. Cutting cham ber at 40 feet for sinking winze to connect with E. and W. Down 3ft., lode full width, carrying nice veins of antimony. Tenders called - for continuation of this work. Prepar ing to stope from winze on cross lode. Bagging ore. Bulk sampling and assaying in full swing. Re sults still continue satisfactory.
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
S SOLDIERS' LETTERS. Notes from Charles L. Lyle, of Bacchus Marsh: Alexandria, Egypt.-Glad to let you know I am well. Oliver and Evans are here, and well, too. I* suppose you know that TIom O'Leary and "Scottie" Murdoch are dead. Tom was shot before he got out of the boat. Scottie got out, but only on to the beach. Young Hine was alo shot in the boat. Alf. Farrow was shot through the knee, and is at Malta. Tom O'Learv was buried at sea, but "Scottie" got back here, and was buried in Alexandria. "Scottie" had two bullets through the stomach. One of our tent mates saw him on the beach, and asked him how he was, and he replied that "he was good enough for three Turks yet." So it was a surprise to us to hear of his death. We were six weeks 'on the water, doing 21 days' sail. We saw the lot. It was terrible. We were being shelled the whole, of the /time, and I do not know how we missed being lit, as the shells were. dropping all around us for three weeks. We could not land the horses, so...
THE Mystery of the Ravenspurs Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Melbourne. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XLI.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
Ilsterg of u By FRED. M. WHIT2. Author of "The Ends of Justice," etc. Published by arrangement with Ward, Look and Co., London and Melbourne. (All Rights Reserved.)' CHAPTER 1L I .--Contihued. "There are many ways," he said. "You do not come down to breakfast. They begin fo be alarmed at your ab sence. Somebody goes to your room and finds there a note addressed to your. grandfather. That note is appar ently in your handwr?iting. It contains; a few lines-tox the- effect thdat you h`ie made a great discovery. You have gone at once to follow it up. The fam ily are not to be alarmed if you do not return till very late. When you come back you hope to have a joyful revela tion for everybody." Marion smiled in reply. Abell seem ed to be so sure of his ground. "What you outline means forgery," she said. "So I presume," Abell replied coolly. "But forgdry is so simple nowadays with the aid of the camera. After what I have told you, you will be able to see that our scheme has been thoughtfully...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! Have you seen the Latest Model FORD C RS? Sp With all the LATEST IMPROVEMIENTS-ELECTRIO LIGHT, .SOUTTLE-DASH, Improved and abso lutely Reliable SPEEDOMETER. They a;re Better Value than ever And the PRICE is the same: 5-Seater, £195 (fully equipped) 2-Seater, £180 (fully equipped) WVe will not be able to supply the demand. ORDER NOW Sole Agents: 'Phone 866. CAREY MOTOR Co.,Armstrong St., BALLARAT FORD£8 CARS SIMON BROS. 'Phone 29. MOTOR GARAGE 0 BACCHUS 1MARSH FORD £19 CARS GLEN VALLEY .. .TEA-----m *a For Fragrance and Value. .... :.2 \?" : " . - .- .. . : ... AGENTS .: ICKIE & SONS, Grocers, Seed, Grain, and General Produce Merchants, :BA:::: CCHUS MARSH. TAYLOR'S CASH STORE :Our CkSH 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 discoun't.s, Sand sold to you with a Minimum of profit. :-CASH BUYERS can command Lowest Prices. They will get them -. here. Our reputatio...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
DEATHS. CoNDoN.-On 22nd July, at "Woodside," C oimadai, Elizabeth Ann, dearly be loved wife of Thomas Condon, and loved mother of Tom, Jack, Lizzie, Frances, George, Bell; and Vincent. Aged 55 years. R.I.P. The funeral will leave her late residence at 12 30 p.m. Saturday (to-day) for the Meltpn Cemetery. HOBNBUCKIiE.-On the 17th July, at her residence, Croxton Park, Melton, (sud denly), Mary, relict of the late Robert Hornbuckle, aged 67 years. Interred at Gisborne, Sitnday, 18th. A fond and loving mother at rest. IN MEMORIAM. BLACK.--In loving memory of my dear husband and father, David Black, who died July 29th, 1914. SIf we could only have been by his side, To hear his last'faint sigh; To whisper just one loying word, Before he closed his eyes. Rest in peace. Inserted by his loving wife, Sarah Jane Blaok, and family. STRD , JULY 24,191. SATURDAY, JuLY 24,"1915.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
THURSDAY, July 29 At 1.30 p.m. sharp.. SCLEARING SALE at Mt. COT \ TERILL'(near Rockbank). Of ' HORSES and GENERAL FARM ING PLANT. ' DENSLEY & JOHNSTON have been favored with instructions from Mlr. J. F. Anderson, who has sold his property, to dispose of all his Stock and Farming Plant, by Public Auc tion, on the above date, when they -vill Sell: HORSES: 5 Medium Draught Geldings. 2 Light Harness Mares. S 1 3-yr-old Draught Filly. 2 Yearling Draughts. CATTLE: 10 head of Mixed Cattle. IMPLEMENTS, &c.: - 2 Reapers & Binders (McCormick) Seed Drill (Massey Harris) 15-hbe, Steel Roller (9ft.), Spring-tooth Cul tivator, -Horse-works and Chaffcut-. ter, Farm Waggon, Hay Dray, Tip Dray, Spring-cart; Dog-cart, 3-dise Plough, (Massey Harris), S.F. Plough Set Harness, Plough Chains, Swingle trees, Cream Separator, Cream Cans, large quantity of Harness, quantity Posts, 4 tons Firewood, small stack .Oaten Hay, and Sundries, &c., too numerous to mention. Luncheon p...
ALWAYS RETAIN A HUSBAND'S LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
ALWAYS RETAIN A HUSBAND'S LOVE. We know it is easy enough to win a husband. Almost any attractive lit tle mairen with a bright eye and coax ing voice, can gather in a husband but it is more.difficult to retain his love. The great difficulty is to draw out his true nobility and secure it at home. If the wife only understands her business she can do this. Most men like to be loved and soothed, There is something in the man's great, rough, earnest nature that can be won quicker and easier with gentleness than by the logic of the broom-handle. We have seen a girl who understood her business take a man and lead him through life in such a way that he wouldn't know but that he was man aging her. So perfect was the delu-r sion that, when she asked him to bring in a scuttle of coal, he always went, and he felt as though he counted it a mark of special favor that a poor un worthy creature like himself should be allowd to do so. We cannot exactly describe this magic power of a devoted wife ove...
To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
To. the Editor of the Expreaa. Dear Sir--Tlhe Coimadai Lime Workers' fund desire that the en closed cheque shall be paid to the Red Cross fund, to which their con tributions will in future be paid n stead of the Belgian relief fund. Will you please place the cheque in the proper hands to be dealt with. C. L. T. ALIKEMADE. Coimadai, July 22nd, 1915. [Cheque for £2/6/ .received, and acknowledged elsewhere by the Sec retary, of the Red Cross.-Ed.]
DO "ONLY" DAUGHTERS MAKE GOOD WIVES? [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
DO "ONLY" DAUGHTERS MAKE S GOOD WIVES? In the strenuous rush and whirl of modern life, the only daughter is very often overlooked or passed by with contempt. Her quiet environment has made her shy and sensitive, and her sterling qualities are concealed within a shell of reserve. Ordinary acquaint ances assert that she is slow and stu pid; but her few real friends declare that she is charming. The only daughter, as a rule, is the companion and friend of her mother, and the mature experience of the lat ter inculcates a sense of sympathy and loving-kindness the younger mind that stand her in good stead when she is called upon to face life's battles in a home of her own. Then, too, an only daughter is usu ally domesticated. Her mother has sufficient leisure to teach her little in tricate details of housekeeping, as well as the art of cooking; and, as time goes on, she very often is delighted to undertake the household management entirely. She acts as hostess, and at tends to all social ...
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsih and District. A meeting of ladies will be held in the Shire Hall on Thursday next, 29th inst.; at 3 p.m., to arrange for distribution of buttons for Australia Day; which is Friday next, 30th inst. The hon. Sec. (Miss Beatrice W. Anderson) acknowledges, with thanks: Coimadai Lime Works, £2/6/; Mrs. Wni. Dugdale, £2; Mrs. W. Holt, £1; Bacchuis Marsh A.N.A. (sale of cake at social) 10/6; W. P. Grant, 10/; R. Holt and J. A: Johns 5/ each. Per Mrs. P. Vallence-Mrs.. B. Love, 3/. Per Mrs. H. Ker'r-Peter Wilson, 2/; J. Kierwan, 1/. Per Mr. J. W. Tolmie-W. Burr goyne, 5/; J. Worthy, W. Wiseman, H. Wiseman, T. Wiseman, T. Quig ley, 3/ each; J. McGregor, A. Bar ton, 2/6 each; J. Wyllie,. P. Ryan, 2/ each; T. Cairns, E. Hutchinson, R. Latter, 1/ each,. Goods donated-Socks-Mesdames F. Crook, jun., H. M. Hodgson, L. Hawkins, T. H. Pearce, E, G. Morris Misses Olive Kerr, F. Hodgson, N. Pearce, Florrie Holt, May Dugdale, Maggie Morton, Belle 'Simon, E. Davis and Girl...
PLEASURE AT WAR TIME. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
PLEASURE AT WAR TI~ME. iTo th- Editor-.of-the Express. Sir,--Would you be good enough to spare me space t`o express, not only my opinion, but of a large number of local residents, with re gard to the proposed Red Cross ball. SDancing is altogether out of place Sat the present time, when one re members what is going on over the water, where our boys are laying dowin.'their lives for us. The pro .moters \vill say, "it's for a good . cause." Granted, but let each one -- that intended to go put the same amount straight into the Red Cross :.: fund, and they .will save the ex pense of supper, hall and band,. whichi would be a very considerable saving. Any man (fit for service) '-.thatiattends this dance should have ia' .buttori presented-to him, with ~the wtird: '"shirker" printed across it; for it certainly seems like dancing round 2our ibbrothers' open grave.- Yours, &c., ONE WHO LIKES DANCING.
APPEAL FOR FUNDS TO RECOGNISE OUR MEN. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
APPEAL FOR FUNDS TO RE COGNISE OUR MtN. To the Editor of the Ezpresn. Sir,--At a public nieeting, held in the Shire Hall, Bacchus Marsh, on Wednesday evening, it was re solved that the soldiers who 'have gone from the Shire to serve at the front should receive some token of the appiireciation of the district in S their response to the call of duty. .'. The meeting decided that this should S.itake the form of .a-silver medal, bearing the following inscription: "Presented to Private - , A.I.F., who responded to the Empire's Call in the Great European War, 1914 15. From Bacchus Marsh district." On the obverse side of the medal, :'"Honior to whom honor is due," with King's head. These medals will be presented to all those who have enlisted, and,.in regard to the fallen, to the relatives. Arrange ments are. being made for a fare well gathering to. be held in the Mlechanics' 'hall, to those who have not yet left for the front. Monday, August 9th, will probably be the date. The estimated c...
LADY STANLEY'S APPEAL. To the People of Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 24 July 1915
LADY STANIEY'S APPEAL. To the people of Victoria. The response that Victoria has made to our appeal for Australian sick and wounded fills my heart with gratitude and pride. Alre'ly the fund approach~s £100,000-we want to make it a quarter of a million. I make no apology theref'6re ' when I ask you between now and "Australia Day" to re-double"your efforts to achieve this result. I shall have further opportunities of thanking the great band of vol untary workers throughout the State who are helping in this appeal, but I cannot close without expressing my deep appreciation of their self-sac rificing labours. MARGARET STANLEY. State- Government House, Mel bourne, July 15th, 1915. The central office of the fund is located at the Melbourne Town Hall (Telephone, Central 4527), but con tributions should be forwarded to the Hon. Treasurer, Mr. John Grice, at the Metropolitan Gas Company's office, Flinders street.