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A DRAPER'S ASSISTANT WHO BECAME A MILLIONAIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 31 July 1915
A DRAPER'S ASSISTANT WHO BECAME A MILLIONAIRE. From £1 per week to over. £500,000 a year. So might the growth .u the fortunes of M. Chauchard, France's greatest shopkeeper, who died recently, be summed up. The total value of the fortune he has left is estimated at 180,000,000f. (£7,200,000), and this enormous sum was built up entirely by M. Chau chard's business energy and enter prise. He began life as a messenker boy, and then became an assistant in a draper's shop at a monthly salary of £4. Then he decided to strike out for himself. He had succeeded in saving about £1600, but this was not sufficient to build the establishment he had in his mind's eye. Therefore he went into partnership with two oth ers, and, they founded the famous Ma gasins du Louvre, the immense dra pery emporium which now employs close on five thousand hands. Such was their success that when one! of the partners died thirty years ago he left between two and three millions sterling. M. Chauchard re tired from ac...
Shook Him. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 31 July 1915
Shook Him. A youth, who thought that he had become pretty intimate with a cer tain maiden, persistently begged her to accept his hand in marriage. Here is a bit of conversation between them which was snatched by an unintention al listener a few nights ago. "T assure you," he commenced, "that I will not take 'no' for an answer." "You need not take 'no' for an an. swer," was her reply. "I will answer 'yes' on one condition only." He was all impatience to hear what the question was she wanted him to ask, and this was her gentle reply: "Just ask me it [ am firmly deter mined not to marry you in any cir cumstances." There Is no need for clocks on the Aegean Sea when the sun is shining. There Nature has arranged her only timepIece, one that does not vary though the centuries pass. This na. tural time-marker Is the largest sun. dial in the world. Projecting Into the blue waters of the sea is a large promontory which lifts its head three thousand feet above the waves. As the sun swings roun...
Careful Sandy. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 31 July 1915
Careful Sandy. In Dean Ramsay's "Reminiscences .f Scottish Life and Character" there are many tales illustrating the caution of the Caledonian. Certainly, says the author, this cautious spirit pervaded the opinions of the Scottish architect who was called upon to erect a build ing in England upon the long-lease system, so common with Anglican pro prietors, but quite new to our friend. When he found the proposal was to build upon the tenure of 999 years, he ;uietly suggested: "Cud ye no make it a thousand? Nine hundred and uinety-nine years '1] be slippin' awa'." But of all the cautious and careful answers we ever heard was pre-emin ently one given by a carpenter to an old lady in Glasgow for whom he was working. She had offered him a dram, and asked him whether he would have it then or wait till his work was done. "Indeed, mem," he said, "there's iieen sic a power o' sudden deaths late jy that I'll just tak' It noo." The little boy had been standing up ever since he had entered the ...
WRONGFULLY CONVICTED. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 31 July 1915
WRONGFULLY CONVICTED. A terrible miscarriage of justice was tLat through which an innocent man was hanged on a charge of murdering hi father. The latter, an elderly man who lived with his son and daughter, was found murdered in a shed. The son was. accused of the crime, and the evidence against him was' purely circumstantial, the princi pai witness being his sister. She proved that her father had money, and tAat her brother, who was his heir-at :aw, had expressed a desire to come in t., his inheritance. On the evening of the murder deceased went out to the shed in which he was found to milk a cow,. while the witness went to visit -friends, at whose house she spent the night. The son was thus left alone with the father. Snow was on the ground, and footsteps leading from the 'iuUse to the shed were observed, The it ressions in every detail correspon led to those made by shoes belonging ;c. the accused man. In his bedroom b. -rinmer_ stained with blood was cuu'd and this had obviously ...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 31 July 1915
TnE impudent and untrue assertion continues to be made that the Braddon Clause has expired; it never expires, but the method of administering it can be varied. This has been done by the present per capita payment. Unification would -be the best thing now for Australia, and the expenses of the war will necessitate it, and the sooner the Federal Capital is re moved to Canberra the better for the beginning of wisdom. On Friday night next, August 6th, there will be a social in the Me chanics' Institute, Melton. The funds are for the sick and wounded soldiers. Lend your patronage to this good cause. A public meeting is called for Wednesday night next, August 4th, under the auspices of the Melton Football club, ''for the purpose of arranging a send-off to some of our volunteers for service at the front. See advertisement. Messrs.. McPhail Bros. will hold their usual monthly market at Mel ton on Saturday next, August 7th. The weatheir during the week has been very mild. Only one or two lig...
COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 31 July 1915
COIMADAI. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The work "of remodelling the local State School is now in full swing, and should soon be ready for re opening. During the temporary clos ing of the school, the head teacher (Mr. A. B. O'Hara) is doing duty at Myrniong, in place of Mr. Holly hoke, who has given his services to his country, and is now in training at the showgrounds camp. The remains of the late Mrs. T. J. Condon were interred in the Melton cemetery on Saturday last. The de ceased lady was held in the highest esteem by all with whom she was acquainted, and a kindly disposi tion made for her a very large circle of friends. The funeral was one of the largest seen in the district for many years, and the deepest regret is felt on all sides at her sudden and early demise. The funeral arrange ments were carried out by Mr. C. E. Wynne, of Bacchus Marsh, and the Rev. Father Gibbons officiated at the grave.
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, August 2. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 7 August 1915
BALLAN" SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday,, August 2. ORDINARY meeting.' Present-Ors. Winter (President), Stewart, Cain, 'Hamilton, Clarke, Ford, Fergusson, Myers, Cameron, Goudie, Evans. Horricks, Roxburgh, contractors for supply of stone crusher to the Shire, wrote, under date of July 7th, regretting delay in .supplying the machine, which was mostly due to an important part of "the crusher being short-shipped. They hoped to givedelivery next week. On 26th July the firm wrote the plant was complete, and asked for an order to Mr. Bassett to take delivery, who was to transport the plant to Ballan by road.-The Engineer said the ma chine was now on the road up. Dr. Blaubaum reported three cases of diphtheria at Ballan.-Constable Hevey,.OInspector of Nuisances, also reported the cases, and had taken steps to have defective drainage, &c.; attended to where necessary.- Cr. Hamilton thought these defects should have been attended to before the outbreak occurred. Shire of Bacchus Marsh agreed t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 7 August 1915
ommonwealIthb ank of ustra HEAD OFFICE - SYDNEY O~p, General Banking Business ,'?i?," CITIES and TOWNS of AUSTRALIA, and LONDON Cable remittances made, to, and drafts drawn on foreign places direct. Foreign bills negotiated and collected. Letters of credit issued to any part of the world. Banking and Exchange Business of every description transacted within the Commonwealth,' United Kingdom and abroad. Current accounts opened. Interest paid on fixed deposits. Advances made against approved securities. Savings Bank Department BRANCHES in the chief centres and AGENCIES at over Post Offices Interest at o Minimum 2550in Australia per anum 3/o l Deposit 2 and Papua up' to £300 INTERSTATE and INTERNATIONAL Savings Bank Facilities JAMES XELL, Deputy Gvaernor. ' .Te, 1915 DENI8~N MILLER. Governor Busy ! Always Busy ! '- -MAIN ST., BACCHUS MARSH. The Store where you get Civility and Prompt Attention, and GOOD ARTICLES at. Reasonable Prices. Departments.-Fancy Goods and- Toys, Crockery -and Gl...
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, July 31. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 7 August 1915
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, July 31. .ORDINARY meeting. PresentOCrs. _ Browne (President), Beamish, Mac-' ' Murray, Shaw, Johnston, Bayley, :. easley,, Sexton, Cowie, Robinson, Maher. : Letter of condolence to be sent to relatives of late Private Dukelow. The Public Health Department forwarded a report of Inspector C. L. Rees on the faulty.. condition of '-:the slaughteryards and butchers' "i"shops, in the Shire, and asked what : action the Council proposed to talke in the matter to have the suggested i..mprovements malle.--Copy of re' port to. be sent to the persons con corned. The Chief Secretary acknowledged (through Hon. A. R. Robertsoii, M.L.A.) receipt of resolution passed by. the Shire relative to the, earlier -losing of hotels.-Received. The Water Commission wrote that they could not entertain the pro= posal to lay a water main at the '-back of premises facing Watton : street, as there was no right-of-way. A far better pressure would be ob -tained by connecting with th...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 7 August 1915
IN pre-Federation' days a Wealth Tax was suggested in Victoria by Mr. Dowling, M.L.C. It never be came a Ministerial proposal. The time appears to have arrived when it, will become a Commonwealth necessity. Other taxes are not far reaching enough.' It could be self assessed, according to a poundage scale fixed by the' Federal Parlia ment, and could be self-collected by means of revenue stamps. The cost of the war is illimitable. "Last man and last shilling" is a nice rhetor ical phrase, and.it has to be made good. Is the Fisher Ministry cap able of answering it, or any mem ber of the Federal Parliament ? That is the question demanding everybody's attention. There is too much "irresponsible verbosity" and Press nagging. Messrs. McPhail Bros. will hold their usual monthly market at Mel ton to-day.: On ,Wednesday night a public meeting was held in the Mechanics' Institute, for the purpose of devis ing means to give a send-off to those of our young men who are leaving for the front. It,...
COMING EVENTS: [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 7 August 1915
COMING EVENTS: Wednesday, Aug. 11.-Meltoa coursing.. Saturday, August 21.--Methodist Church Concert, Staughton Vale.-: Wednesday, Aug. 25.-Hiberiiian ball, Bacchus Marsh. Wednesday, August 25.. -Red Cross Sale of Gifts, Toolern Vale: F'riday, August' 27.-Wattle' blos sodn social, Myrniong. Wednesday, Sept. 8.-Jumble Fair, Bacchus Marsh. . Thursday, Oct. 21.- Werribee show. Wednesday, Oct. 27.- Bacchus Marsh- show. Wednesday, Nov. 24.- IBallan show.
WERRIBEE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 7 August 1915
WERRIBEE. Cr: -Robinson signified at last Council meeting his intention to re sign from that body. It is a mat ter 'for regret if he does so, as Cr. Robinson is a man of sound judg ment op municipal matters, and he always commanded the respect of his colleagues. The construction of the Main street through the town is fast ap proaching completion, and will be a great boon. "The local Council will need to do something with both sides of the n'ew metal work, as they are in a very bad condition. Werribee and district. has done exceedingly.. well in its effort con nected with the Red Cross .fund, as in addition to all the work done, over £1,000 has been raised in a very short space of time, and by the number of events still to take place, it is "still going strong." The Municipal Saleyards, recently erected, should prove a :emunera tive investment for the Council, that is if a sufficient quantity of stock can be procured for the many sales, as every Saturday is now taken for a stock sale...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 7 August 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. On Tuesday evening next a lec ture (illustrated) ivill be given in the Bacchus Marsh Mechanics' In stitute, by Mr. J. C. Boyce, of the Government Tourist Bureau. Ad-. mission free, but a collection will be taken for local Red Cross. Dance on Wednesday next, 11th inst., in aid of the local Red Cross fund. A successful function is ex pected. Baptist Church services :-Bacchus Marsh, 11 and 7, Pastor S. Whit church. Week night service, Wed nesday, at 8. All welcorme. Church of England services, 8th inst. :-Bacchus Marsh, 11 and 7; Coimadai, no service, on account of alterations to school. Presbyterian Church services: Bacchus Marsh, 11 'and 7; Melton, 3. All welcome. Rev. B. Williams. Methodist Church services, 8th inst.:-Balliang East, 11; Staughtoit Vale, 3; Bacchus Marsh, 7; Student. Melton, 3; Melton railway, -7.30; Mr. W. J. C. Ashley. The Bacchus Marsh Council will meet on Monday next. Tenders are invited for. road works. The retiring members of the Bac chus Marsh S...
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 7 August 1915
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. Mr. Ozanne, M.H.R., informs us tiahht he asked that men. enlisting from. Bacchus Marsh be kept to gether. The Conimandant has now replied that the Camp Command ahts have Ilieen so instructed to ar range as:far as possible. iFurther enlistments: Charlie Grey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Grey, of Grant street. . George Straughen, son of George Straughen, and nephew of Mr. Nat. Straughen, Maddingley. A cousin (F. Straughen) has been wounded. Harry Ruddick, who failed, cev eral times to pass ,the medical test on account of his teeth, is deter mnined to enlist, as he. left on. Wed nesday .last as a fireman on the R.M.S. O0rontes to enlist "at home." Mr. Piers Kelly, Secretary and Engineer .to the Shire of Ballan, has enlisted. The Council has. granted him leave of absence,. and agreed to pay the balance of his salary to his wife, after providing for carrying on Mr:. Kelly's work,
ROYAL PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 7 August 1915
ROYAL PICTURES. The Lucille Love series will be continued this evening, and will be concluded next Saturday. Patrons are advised not to miss the interest ing finale. The Farewell- to Soldiers, which was partly - arranged for Monday evening next, will not take' place on that date, as the military author ities do not favor allowing the men away from their training, but say as all the men.. receive four days' final leave to visit their homes, any functions can be arranged during that time. This course will be adopted at' Bacchus .Marsh, and the date of the farewell will be pub licly announced when known. Dr. F. L. Nance, of Bacchuls Marsh, whose professional services have been accepted by the Defence Department, went into Camp this week, prior to embarking for the Front. During Dr. Nance's absence his Lodge patients will be attended to by IDr. W. B. Ryan. It is Dr. Nance's intention to return to Bac chus Maish after the war. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kyle celebrated their golden wedding on Mon...
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 7 August 1915
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. Post card received from Trooper Colin Todd, who was a member of the Bacchus Marsh Light Horse, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Todd,. Werribee Gorge, Bacchiis Marsh : t Gallipoli, 2i1st June.--Just a line to let .you know I am quite well. W:.,McKenzie .and I divided a 10/ prize .for the best dug-out in the regiment yesterday. It is very warm here now. Wat' is a very remark able thing., it is beyond all imagin ation: We are quite used to it now. Sometimes a bit of shrapnel comes about, but we are quite safe in our dugouts. , - , _
MYRNIONG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 7 August 1915
MYRNIONG. (PROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) There was a very large and en thusiastic gathering at Mechanics' Institute on Friday; to publicly bid good-bye to Messrs. Leslie Myers, Gilbert Cowan, Archie Campbell, and David Craig, who have enlisted for active service, and go into camp this week. The hall was gay with flags, and the tri-colour iin evidence.. Each of the young men were accommod ated with seats on the platform, and everyone present felt proud they had the courage and manliness to re spond to duty's. call. These men are the first to offer their services who have been bred and born in the district, and this, together with the fact that they represent some of the oldest and most respected families in the locality, has materially caused greater interest to be taken in their future than any of their predecessors. Each of the recruits "speedily real ised this, and heartily appreciated it. The chairman (Mr. John Cowan) In an eloquent speech, felt sure-their guests would do credit t...
THE Mystery of the Ravenspurs Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Melbourne. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER LV.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 7 August 1915
By FRED. M. WHITE. Author of "The Ends of.Justice," etc. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and. Melbourne. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER ' LV.-Continued. "Nevertheless, you can 'see for your self that what I say is a fact," Tchi gorsky resunied. "And as a county magistrate and a deputy-lieutenant, you -would hardly venture to suggest .that we should bury those bodieA and say nothing to anybody about it?" SRavensput i lodded apliroval. A-few minutes later a groom was carrying a note to the. police inspector at Al ton. Ravenspur turned to Tchigorsky with a manner more genial than he usually assumed. "I have forgotten to thank you," he said. "And you, Ralph, have saved the house. If you can forget the past He said no more, but his hand went out. Ralph seemed to divine it and pressed it closely. There was no word uttered on either side. But they both understood, and Ralph smiled. Geof frey had never seen his urcle smile before. The expression of his face was geni...