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MARRIAGE. Portingale—Humphries. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 11 September 1915
MARRIAGE. Portingale-Humphries.. The marriage of Mr. W. Portin gale (manager of the Bacchus Marsh Dairymen's Co-operative Butter Fac tory), eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Portingale, of ,North Mel bourne, and Miss Sarah Humphries, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Humphries, of "Hawthorn Park," Romsey; was celebrated at St. Paul's Church, Romsey, on Wednesday,, 18th August, and afterwards at the: '. Mechanics' Hall. Thle Rev. F. H. King officiated. The church lWas prettily decorated by girl ricihda '._of: the bride. On either siid oof thl altar were the iuitiais .of :if brid& and bridegroom anld :wa=k:edd in? bell was suspended froria i :Gotliic urch..: As the bride eniired :ie chuc the choir saan' hCTogic that bieathed :'o'er Eden ' he bride, who was given away.. her iortler (Mr. A. Humpliies) woia chum ing gown of o: ci?ii, p-dc d clinei,: trim nid with sill l- iu~;sls lislace. IThe lace .cst aiind micdici HollaiC6 9 "r? .. ou tlined. :t ii i lid thfe o vr dress of i?ac...
TOOLERN VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 11 September 1915
TOOLERN VALE. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The total proceeds of the Red Cross bazaar is even greater than the most sanguine anticipated. The treasurer has supplied the following figures-Sales by the stalls- Red Cross, £33; Produce, £25/15/; Fancy £16/18/01; Sweets, £11/14/1; Hoop la, £9/13/2; -Flower, £8/2/01; Re freshment, £7/13/5; Fish Pond, £1 16/41; Shooting, £1/14/11; Fortune Teller, £1/12/; Sundries, including donations, doortakings, &c., £29/10/9 grand total, £147/9/9½. A -proposal is afoot to form a branch of the Red Cross here, for the purpose of helping on the work in various ways. The monthly shoot of the Gun Club was held on Saturday, when a good afternoon's sport eventuated. The birds were a splendid lot, the best break being 11, by L. Murnane, who wofi the leg-in for the club trophy, being the only shooter to grass 5 straight in that event. In the minor events, best formn was shown by. G. Funston, who won four sweeps; P. Murnane, L. Mur nane, and Hydraulic, t...
WERRIBEE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 11 September 1915
WERRIBEE. Great clearing sale of 1,000 dairy cattle, &c., at Tarwin Meadows, South Gippsland, this month. Full particulars are advertised by Messrs. J. M. Peck. & Sons, who will con- duct the sale. Dr. R. A. A. Manly, M.B., C.H.B., J.P., of Werribee, died in a private hospital at Carlton on Tuesday. He had practised his profession for the past eight years in Werribee.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 11 September 1915
DEATHS. MANLY. - On the 7th September, at pri- vate hospital, Carlton, R. A. A. Manly, J.P., M.B., C.H.B., of Werribee, the dearly loved husband of Margaret Fran- ces and loved father of Dick and Doro- thy Manly, aged 48 years. R.I.P. RYAN. - On 8th September, Elizabeth, be- loved wife of the late James Ryan, and loving mother of Mrs. James Robinson and Mrs. James Cain, Modella. R.I.P. THE MELTON EXPRESS Established 1905. SATURDAY, SEPT. 11, 1915.
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. The following have responded from Bacchus Marsh and district: W. Allan. Win. Brennan, Jas. Bushby, Isaac Brunt, Raymond Boyd, Patrick Barry. Frank Crook, Webb Crook, Chas. Crook (one family), Wm. Clark, J. R. Calderwood, W. G. Chippindall, Richard Croton, Jas. Cosgrove, W. Cook, Henry Hodson Campbell, Walter Crouch. Norman David Davidson, Alex. Durward. Charles Edwards, Reginald Evans, W. Edgerton, Roy Edwards, Clar ence Earl. Alf. Farrow (wounded), Alf. Fair bank. Arthur Gladman, R. T. Grant. Arthur Hine (killed), Thomas Hawkins, "Jaclk" Hammond, W. T. Herder. James Kennelly. Henry Lay, Chas. Lyle, Hugh Lockwood, Peter Leitch. Alex. Murdoch (killed), William Morton, Gee. Moore, David Roy Moore, Jas. H. Moore, Chas. Arthur Moore (one family), Edward. Marsh, Thomas Manly, Ken. Moore, John Main. Wm. McKenzie, Jas. McGregor, Jno. McPherson. Dr. F. L. Nance. Thos. O'Leary (killed), James O'Leary, Harry Oliver, Thomas Oliver. W. Platt (wnd.), Fk. Pigott, Thos. Phillips...
COMING SALES: L. A. Fairbairn & Co. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
COMING SALES: L. A. Fairbairn & Co. Saturday, Sept. 18.-Clearing sale at Mrs. Findlay's, Bacchus Marsh. Arthur H. S. Schier, Morton & Son, Mathieson & Davis. Friday, Sept. 24.-Clearing sale at A. C. Dunn's,. Couangalt. J. M. Peck &.,Sonp. Tuesday, Wednesday,;. Thursday, and Friday, Sept. 28, 29, 30, Oet. 1.-Great clearing sale, of dairy stock, at Mr. G. M. Black's, Tarwin Meadows, South Gippsland. Mathieson & Davis. McPhail Bros. & Co. Thursday, Sept. 30.- -Clearing Sale at Hugh Campbell's, Tooleri Vale. McPhail Bros. & Co. Monday, Sept. 27.-Bacchus Marsh market.
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
RIFLE SHOOTING. Fourteen members of the Bacchus Marsh Rifle Club visited Ballan on Saturday last, and fired a match against the Club there. The day was cold and showery, and towards the finish of the match a heavy fog came up, which completely hid lthe targets from view. Some of the team were unfortunate in having to shoot in this mist, and it became so bad when the last four men had half completed their shots that they had to cease, and an average struck. When the totals were arrived at, it was found that Bacchus Marsh had gained a victory by the narrow margin of two points, the totals being 586 and 584. The visitors were agreeably surprised at the vic tory, which they did not expect, as they had done no shooting for over two years, and some as long as three and four years, owing to the local range being closed down. The conditions were 7 shots at 200 and 500 yards, 14 men aside, 10 to count-rather too many for a short afternoon. The highest scorer for the day was H. L. Simon, with...
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
RED' CROSS' FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. Anyone desirous of obtaining one of the Xmas "Billies," to fill with comforts for soldiers at thile Front, kindly send name to Secretary be fore Monday next, 20th inst., as the "Billies" must be procured from Melbournm at once. A meeting of ladies interested in providing Xmas comforts for our Soldiers in the trenches is called for Wednesday next, 22nd inst., in Shire Hall, at 3 p.m. Sent away this week-35 shirts, 33 pairs socks, 3 fly nets, 3 pillow slips, 1 pair cuffs, 2 cushions, 2 pairs bed socks, 4 scarfs, cigarettes, books, and old linen. Articles made by Red Cross work ers (men's department) are now on view in Mr. E. Tracey's 'window. The hon. Sec. (Miss Beatrice W. Anderson) acknowledges, with thanks: Coimadai Lime works (3rd instal ment) £2/4/. Goods donated-Books, Mrs. W. Burt. Scarfs, books and old linen, Miss Blobel. Bed socks, Mrs. T. G. Pearce. Cushions, Misses G. and B. Anderson. Fly nets, Miss A. Simon. Old linen, Mesdames...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
THE Peacock Ministry is still in office, but not in power, no Ministry is ever that in. Victoria. The Age manipulates the factors, with an occasional dirty left from the Argus. It is a delusion to suppose that there is any Responsible Govern ment. It would be far better to have Unification, and much cheaper. There would then be dignity, and efficiency. In the whole of Australia there is no competent leader visible. Drift and gabble rule the whole continent. Social in Exford hall on Friday next, 24th inst., in aid of Red Cross fund. The Melton Gun club will hold its monthly shoot to-day, when the Golden Fleece trophy will be ad vanced another stage. Open sweep stakes to follow. A nice lot of birds have bedn secured. Chulr'ch service will be held in the Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. tomorrow, als ait 7- p.m. Clearing sale at Mr. A. C. Dunn's, Couangalt, near Gisbornc, on Friday next, 24th inst. Horses, cattle, farm implements, &c., will be offered, as advertised. The Inglisto...
MARRIAGE. Patterson—Scott. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
MARRIAGE. Patterson-Scott. A very pretty wedding took place at Bacchus Marsh on Saturday even ing, 4th inst., when Mr. W. H. Patterson, only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Patterson, of Casino, N.S.W., (and previously of Bacchus Marsh) was married to Miss Helen Scott, eldest daughter 1. the late Mr. John Scott and Mrs. Scott, of "Parwan Vale," Parwan. The Rev. B. Wil liams officiated. Owing to the Presbyterian church being renovated, the ceremony was performed in the Church Hall, which had been tastefully decorated by friends of the bride, with bam boos, Arum lilies, &c., while from an arch was suspended the wedding bell, also the initials of bride and bridegroom. On the entrance of the bride, the choir sang the wedding hymn, "How welcome was the call." The bride, who was given away by her uncle (Mr. W. Butt) looked charming in a white crepe-de-chene gown, trimmed with Limierick lace, while a beautiful Brussels lace veil, arranged most becomingly, fell in graceful folds over the tra...
HORSE SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
HORSE SALE. Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co., and Adamson, Strettle & Co., report having held a horse sale in the Cor poration yards, Bacchus Marsh, on Monday last, when 198 horses; were yarded. The demand.for good class of horses was good, but was not as brisk for other classes. Draught geldings, aged, £24, £25 10/; ditto, 7 years, £25/10/; ditto 5 years, £24/10/; ditto 4 years, £30 to £38; ditto 3 years, £27. Draught mares, aged, £41; ditto, 6 years, £25, £27, to £40/10/; ditto, 5 years, £33 to £45; ditto, 4 years, £40. Draught fillies, £28 to £33/10/. Medium draught geldings, £20, £25/10/. Buggy sorts, £10 to £17. Ponies, £5 to £10/10/. '
BLACKWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
BLACKWOOD. (FROM OUR OWN CORSrPONDENT.) At tile Trojan mine, Yankee Gully, the oil engine and pump, supplied by the Government, have been placed in position, and pumping will be commenced forthwith. A local syndicate has secured Robson & Fletcher's old antimony mine, at Yankee Gully, and work will be commenced in a few weeks. The ore from this lode assays 60 per cent. antimony. Messrs. Jos. Cummings and A. Webster have been granted £50 by the Mines Department to assist in driving a tunnel into the lode known as the "Little Secret," situated in Coomber's Gully, to thie west of Barry's Reef. The Easter Monday has commen ced to drive from the middle tunnel, to intersect the lode known as the "Easter Monday" lode. They have recently washed off 35 tons, for 16 ounces. News has been received that Pte. Jas. Whatmough has been severely wounded, whilst fighting at the Dar danelles. Additional enlistment from Bla~ck wood, Neil McCracken. Rainfall for August, 433 points.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
FEAR OF NASTY MEDICINE. The fear of having to take a nasty medicine causes many a child to hide irregularity of the bowels. Chamberlain's Tablets are so pleas ant and easy to take and so free from harsh effect that they can be given with safety to children. Every mother should keep Chamberlain's Tablets in her medicine chest. Sold by W. Grant Morton, Bao chus Marsh, and A. Comben & Co. Werribee. PAINLESS DENTISTRY Mr. W. J. BROCKIE, Recorded by The Dental Board of Victoria. VISITS BACCHUS MARSH, and may be consulted at Merrimu House, Grant St., EVERY THURSDAY. •And every SATURDAY by. ap pointment, or any other day. Hours--9 a.m. to 8p.m. And may be consulted on all Branches of Modern and Painless Dentistry. Paiiless Extractions, 2/6, all day. City address-686, Sydney Road, Brunswick. MISS HOBBS, DRESSMAKER and COSTUMIER. Has commenced business in the workrooms at the Hall of Commerce (J. A. JOHNS.) Practical Melbourfe experience, and satisfaction guaranteed. Ladies' own mate...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
We are making our SPRING SHOW OF Millinery, Dresses, Costumes, Blouses, i .Dress Goods, Neckwear, &c. And cordially INVITE YOUR INSPECTION of - what we have to offer you. - . ,::Our Selection is a very ~lne one, and the Goods are RIGHT UP-TO-DATE for Fashion and Style DRESSMAKING BY- MISS HOBBS. .L £ IWHNS HALIJ 01 COMMERO3B B&COOUB MAUEL i i IS ANTISEPTIC. A cut or wound is a simple thing to treat and treated properly. is quickly .a.lright, but if neglected it will sometimes lead to blood poison ing. All wounds should be kept clean and free from dirt, and Cham berlain's Pain Balm applied as quickly as possible. Chdmberlain's Pain Balm is an antiseptic liniment, and if applied to a cut: at once will remove all pain and cause the part to heal without leaving a scar. Sold by W. Grant-Morton, Bac chus Marsh, and A. Comben & Co. Werribee. Brown Cookies.-One cup brown sugar, one-half cup butter and lard mixed, one egg,- three tablespoons sweet milk, one rounded te...
BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. Monday, Sept. 13. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
:-BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. : Monday, Sept. 13. ORDiNARY meeting. Present--Crs. W. Grant Morton (voted to the chair) M. R. Greene, J. Watson, CG L. T. SAlkemade, P. Purcell, G. F. Ramsey, H. Meikle, Jas. Kerr, John Wills, G. W. McFarland, D. Robertson. Crs. Alkemade and Greene moved that President's allowance be the same as usual, £30, with an addi tional £3 as refund of rates.-Car ried. Crs. Morton and Greene moved that Cr. Robertson be elected Presi dent.- Carried unanimously.- Cr. Robertson thanked theni all for the honor. He did not look for it, but it canme to him in his turn. It was '12 years since he had been Presi dent, and during that time there hlad been many changes. There nere only four of the old brigade left, who he hoped would be with them for a long time yet, as old friends were the best of friends. When he first came into the Council they were more punctual than now. He hoped to return to tile old custom. (Cr. Greene: Hear, hear.) With. long meetings many important mot...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. Furniture sale to-day (Saturday) at Mrs. - Findlay's, Bacchus Marsh railway station. Messrs. L. A. Fair-. bairn & Co. advertise particulars. Baptist Church services:-Bacchus M1arsh, 11 and 7, Pastor S. Whit church. Week night service, Wed nesday, at 8. All welcome. Church of England services, Sun day, 19th inst.:--Bacchus Marsh, 11 a.m. (Holy Communion); 7 p.m.; Rowsley, 3 p.m.; Rev. T. W. Davis. Coimadai, 3p.m., Mr. James Lydi ate. • Presbyterian Chuimrch services: Bacchus MIarsh, 11 and 7 (in School Hall). Melton, 3. All welcome. Rev. B. Williams. Methodist Church services, 19th inst:--Balliang East, 11; Staughton Vale, 3; Bacchus Marsh, 7; Mr. W. J. C. Ashley. Melton, 3, Mr. G. Cookson. The Bacchus Marsh Presbyterian congregation celebrated its Diamond Jubilee (60 years of work) in Sep tember, 1913. It has another Jubi lee to celebrate this year, as it will be 50 years on 4th December next since the present church was opened. The church building is at prese...
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
SOLDIERS' -LETTERS. S Notes from Trooper Colin Todd, son of Mr. J. N. Todd, Bacchus Marsh: Gallipoli, July 12.-Just a line to let you know I am quite well. All the Marsh colts are well. None wounded in our Troop yet, although we have been here for nearly two months. We often get shelled pretty heavily, but somehow we have the luck to miss being hit. The Turks put a lot of shells across to-night, but they did very little damage. There is plenty of hard work here the pick and shovel play a great part in this war. 15th.-An eighteen-pounder shell has just" fallen into the middle of our Troop's dugouts, but fortun ately it did not explode, and did no S damage. I had rather a narrow squeak yesterday, as one of the S water cans I had in my hand was pierced with a shrapnel bullet. Needless to say, the can was useless afterwards. I have seen Colin Thomas several times lately, and he seems to be quite happy; but I be lieve he has had some very lucky escapes. [It has been officially re ported ...
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. Readings for 24 hours on dates specified Week ending September 16, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 September 1915
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. Readings for 24 hours on dates specified Week ending September 16, 1915. Max. Max. Min. Rain Date. in sun. in ebade. in shade. fall. F. 10 123 64 42 - S. 11 126 61 *42 1 8u 12 1038 60 32 - M. 18 .127 70 45 14 Tl 14' 117 59 43 40 W. 15 119 60 42 5 T 16 ?127 63 86 , Useful rainfall, but totally inadequate for reservoir filling., Stopping tihe dairy cow's hay feed just as soon as the pasture season arrives is bad for the cow and false economy for the owner. The abrupt change f~iom one feed to the other is more or less harmful to' the cow. The logical step is to gradually de crease the hay feed, but not stop it entirely. Even when pasture is at its best, a small ration can be pro fitably fed. Grass alone, while rich in protein, does not contain enough stength buildiaong elemeat.