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MELTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Friday, Sept. 24. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
MELTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Friday, Sept. 24. ORDINARY meeting. Present--Crs. Browne, Howell, Greene, Minns, McPherson, Leake, Bubeck, and Rob inson. Cr. McPherson moved the Presi dent's allowance be £25.-Cr. Minns seconded.-Carried. Crs. Bubeck and McPherson moved that Cr. Robinson be elected Pre_:i dent.-Carried.-Cr. Robinson ac knowledged the honor, and moved a vote of thanks to the retiring Pres ident (Cr. Leake) pointing out that during his term. the position of the Shire had improved.-Cr. Greene seconded, and said Cr. Leake had done very well.-Cr. Minns consid ered Cr. Leake was always to the fore when wanted.-Cr. Howell said Cr. Leake had a busy time, and had done well. There were times ahead' when they would need a, man of tact and discretion at the head of affairs, and in their new President they had the right man in the right place.-The motion was carrie.. Cr. Leake acknowledged the compli ments and said he had only done his duty. The Department of Public Works wrote, with refer...
MELTON RED CROSS SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
MELTON RED CROSS SOCIETY. A meeting of Melton Red Cross was held in the Mechanics' hall on Tuesday last. Mrs. H. W. Staugh ton presided, and there was a large attendance of members. It was de cided to donate £10 to buy Xmas luxuries for our wounded soldiers, and £25 for a bed in the Base Hos pital. The Hon. Sec. (Miss Moyra Smith) acknowledges with thanks: Mr. Geo. Minns, £1 (1st monthly instalment.) . Per Mrs., F.:, Minns- Mr. T. Robinson, £1, Mr. T. Knox, £1/1/. Employees Exford Weir, £3 3/8. Collected by following ladies -Mrs. F. Minns, £1/19/2; Mesdames Radford and Whittington, £2/7/; Miss Hudson, £2/0/9; Mrs. Scarce, £1/16/; Mrs. S. J. Staughton, £1/6/; Miss D. Farrell, £1/4/; Mrs. Rich mond, 16/; Mrs. Exell, 15/; Exford Staff, 4/8; sale of post cards, 3/; Golliwogs, 2/6; total, £18/18/9. 1 muffler donated by Miss F. Rob inson. Collected by Mrs. Parker 3 packets old linen, 8 face washers, 3 packets books. Articles sent to Federal Govern ment House--40 shirts, 34 pairs socks, 1 ...
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. Mr. John Merriman (previously at Yarrawonga) has been appointed Stationmaster at Bacchus Marsh, in .- place of the late Mr. Findlay. Mr. Merriman has two sons fighting for the Empire. They were in the fainm ous landing which the Australians made at the Dardanelles. One son was wounded after 14 days' fighting; while the other saw three months of it, but has now been invalided ill to London, where he will further some im?ention he has for the impro vement of field-guns. We have re ceived a letter from the Front from Mr. Merriman, which will be pub lished in due course. Mrs. C. Moore, one of the share dairy farmers on the Broadlands Estate, Bacchus Marsh, has a record to be proud of, and an example to . : others, as she has supplied to the fighting forces five song, with a sixth anxious but unable to get there. And more than that, Mrs. Moore says she is prepared to go herself, if she can assist in any way. Un fortunately, one son (George) has been wounded, and anothe...
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. Messrs. MePhail Bros. & Co., re port having held their usual monthly sale- at Bacchus Marsh on Monday last, 27th ult., when a heavy yard ing of cattle came to hand, all in good condition, showing the splendid season they' are having in the dis trict. The attendance wask exceptionally large, and the general opinion was that one of the best sales held in the district resulted. Competition was keen throughout, and a total clearance was effected for both cattle .and pigs. Milkers made from £9 to £12/5/. Springers, £10 to £13/15/. Mr. H. O'Hagan's draft of 14 averaged £12 14/. A few medium sorts from £9. Springing heifers, to £11. Fat cows, large number penned, and sold at from £9 to £18. 36 cows averaged £14/6/. Fat heifers to £10/7/6. -Fat calves to £6/10/. Fleshy cows to '£8/7/6. Good stores to £7. Heifers, in lines, £7; £6/15/; £6, £5/17/6, £5, £4/15/, £4, and £3 17/6. Poddies at 60/. Shorthorn bulls (2-year-olds) £10/15/. Jersey brills. (2-year-olds) 47...
The Peer and the Woman. Published by arrangement with Messrs. Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd. [All Rights Reserved.] CHAPTER VIII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
Tfie Pee 811 lie WomSl. BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM. Published by arrsngemesit with Messrs. Ward, Lo.ak & Co. Ltd. [All Rights Reserved.] CHAPTER VIII.-Continued. "Can you describe him?" "Well, I can; but I dunno as it 'ud be much good, for he had a'false beard and false whiskers, and false 'air on; and I'm pretty sure he wasn't used to such clothes as 'e was wearing, which was rough 'uns. He wur rather stout, wi' a yellow beard and yellow 'air, rather. a long, thin face, :wi' bright eyes. and he.'eld 'is 'ead as though he wur a gent, but 'is 'ands wur white and soft. I can't tell yer much more." "If you could describe his clothes a little, it might help us," said the cor* oner suggestively. "Well. he, wore a long, dark blte overcoat, patched in a lot o' places, and wi' a hole or two in; a billycock ,'at, broke at the top, and a dirty white 'andkerchief round 'is throat." "You are quite sure that you have not seen him in the neighborlfood be. fore?" "I'll take' my oath I ain't"...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
Latest WAR News! Stick to Your Guns, "MOSSY." Continue to Fire Out The Best Material, Latest Style, and Good Workmanship Which has taken you to The Front every time. Ern. MOSS, The People's Tailor, rant Street :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, and we guarantee satisfaction. We do all classes of Jewellery and Watch REPAIRS. Customers can depend on getting satisfaction. ELECTRO PLATE WARE. ZONOPHONES. CROCKERY. SCENTS and SOAPS. DOLLS and TOYS. SCHOOL REQUISITES. ' STATIONERY. UNDERCLOTHING. PICTURES and FRAMES. CHILDREN'S CLOTHING. JEWELLERY and REPAIRS.. HOSIERY and RIBBONS. Church and Main streets, Bacchus Marsh. THE FORD SPECIALISTS Wish to inform the Residents of Bacchus Marsh and Dist...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
MANY Victorians must be seriously considering whether the Victorian Parliament is worth preserving. It is simply a "cock-shie" for a few Melbourne Pressmen,. who are per petually nagging. The functions of Government have to -be carried on by the heads of Departments. When they intimate that more tax ation is inevitable, then Parliament will have to impose it. The Fed eral Parliament could do that better, for Australia must have money, or be a defaulter to loan indebtedness. Messrs. McPhail Bros. will hold their monthly market at Melton to day, Saturday, 2nd inst. The clearing sale at Toolern Vale on Thursday last, on behalf of Mr. Hugh Campbell, was a most success ful one, high prices ruling for every thing offered. Springers made £21; 2-year-old heifers, £13/10/; 1-year old bull, £11/11/; draught horses, £35; light horses, £18. Messrs. Mathieson & Davis, and Messrs. McPhail Bros. & Co., conducted the sale. After much wind, a nice rain. of 60 points fell on Sunday, a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
THURSDAY, -th Oct. (Note alteration of date.) Bacchus Marsh Market. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co. will Sell, in the Corporation Yards, Bacchus Marsh, on the above date, starting at 11 a.m. S 100 HEAD OF CATTLE. Comprising: MILKERS and SPRINGERS. Fat, Store and Young Cattle. SHEEP. Including 60 c.b. Ewes and Weth ers (fat). 50 Prime Fat Wethers. 55 Fat Lambs. And odd lots. Pigs and Sundries. Account Mr. Geo. Muir-Circular Saw, Spindle and Bearing. PROPERTIES as advertised. Next Bacchus Marsh Sale THURSDAY, Nov. 11. THURSDAY, Oct. 7. * SALE OF GRAZING PROPERTY at PYRETE CREEK, BACCHUS MARSH. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co., under instructions from Mr. Michael Hogan, will Sell by Public Auction, at the Corporation Yards, Bacchus Marsh, on the above date (Sale Day), at 12 noon HIS PROPERTY, comprising 350 acres, -situated at Pyrete Creek, about 4 miles North of Bacchus Marsh. This Property is suitable as a grazing paddock, and portion has, been cultivated. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co. Ba...
TOOLERN VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
- TOOLERN VALE. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) On Saturday evening last, under the auspices of the Toolern -Vale, Progress Association, Mr. Bartle Ryan, M.E., F.L.M.V., gave a most interesting lecture -on. "Underground river systems, and hydro-atmospheric sub-irrigation." It was quite a treat, and those who missed 'it missed something they are not likely, to get again. There was not' a alack moment during the lecture, and con sidering the liability to' drought in this district, it hadl a nqýýhimnportant bearing on the possibilities of irri gation here. Maps, showing the un derground river systems of Aus tralia, gave an added interest to the lecture. Mr. Ryan has travelled the most of Australia, and is well qualified to speak on the subject. After the lecture, a great deal of useful information was elicited by those present by means of questions, and discussion with the lecturer. The monthly shoot of the Gun club was held on Saturday last, under very blowy, conditions. At times the wi...
BALLIANG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
BALLIANG. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) A.t a. very large meeting in the Anakie hall on Saturday last, it was decided to hold' the usual race meet ing on Boxing Day (Monday, Dec. 27th). The whole of the proceeds are to be devoted to Lady Stanley's fund for AustraliaqnWounded Sol diers. The programme is practically the same as last year, except that a District Hack Race was substitu ted for the Pony Race. Officials elected-President, E. Dillon; Vice Presidents, Chas. Tucker and P. O'Neill; Judge, E. Fowler; Starter, P. Ryan; Handicappers, Davey (Bal larat) and Kelly (Melbourne); Clerk of Course, W. W. Cashmere; Clerk of Scales, P. Cahill; Joint Hon. Sees. and Treasurer, H. Smith and P. Cahill. The stakes amount to £50. The Club is working hard already to make the meeting a success, and no doubt a success it will be. The right men are in the right place, and everything will be attended to in apple-pie order. Everybody is invited to attend, as the cause is a good one. A dance, in aid o...
BACCHUS MARSH DEBATING SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
BACCHUS MARSH DEBATING SOCIETY. Owing to the Lerderderg river being unfordable at McKenzie's Flat, the committee have decided to hold the annual picnic at Maddingley Park, this afternoon, at 2 o'clock. All members and friends are cordi ally invited to attend. The ladies will provide refreshments. The principal cause of loss in dairying is the keeping of cows which do not pay for the .food they eat; they have come 6o be known as "lady boarders," and serve their most profitable use when converted into meat and hides. The one way to insure their elimination from the herd is to determirie the yield of each cow by weight of milk, and by the use of the Babcock test for the butter fat content.
MYRNIONG. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
MYRNIONG. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDrNT.) The rifle match on Saturday last, between Ballan and Myrniong, re sulted in an easy win for the former. The day was very boisterous, and good shooting difficult, many of the scores being very disappointing. The conditions were 7 shots and 2 sigh ters at 200 and 500 yards. At the shorter range,, the locals were six points behind their opponents, and this lead was greatly increased at the longer distance. The visitors were hospitably treated to afternoon tea on the range, and altogether a pleasant time was spent. BALLAN. 200 600 Total S. R. Lay .. =-. 33 37 70 E. Walters ..1 ... 33 36 69 A. Lay . .... 34 35 69 J. Ford ......... 35 34 69 E. Coker .... ..... 37 '32 69 E. Bence ... ...:... 34 34 68 J. Shimmen ..... 36 32 68 G. Elliott ... .." 35 31 66 W. R. Fraser ...:.. 34 30 64 J. T. Cooper :... 32 30 62 343 331 674 L. Higgott .... .: 30 31 61 A. Berry ... .. .... 28 32 60 D. Myers ... .. ... 30 24 54 MYRNIONG. R. White ... ...... 36" 37 73 I. My...
PARWAN. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
PARWAN. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The sale of gifts, in aid of the Red Cross, held at Parwan mills last Saturday afternoon and evening, was a great success, and a very nice time was spent. Miss Scotson's pupils gave a concert, to their own accoinpaniments, which was apprec iated by all. The ladies of Parwan kept the stalls going, and soon sold out: A dance was held after, and kept up until midnight. Great credit is due to the ladies for the tasty refreshments provided, and the able way they looked after all. The nice little sum of £17/10/ was made to help the Red Cross.
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. The hon. Sec. (Miss Beatrice W. Anderson) acknowledges, with thanks:- Load of wood, donated by Mr. K. Edwards, raffled by Mrs. J. Cum ming, £5. Won by No. 2, Mr. E. B. Manning. Mr. Timmons (per Mrs. W. E. Ramsey) 10/. Goods donated-Books, Mesdames W. Allan, J. Campbell. Sheets, Mrs. J. Morton (P.H.). Cushion and bed socks, Mrs. T. G. Pearce. Books and pyjamas, Miss A. Rogers. Pil lowslips and washers, Archie and Tommy McDonald. Insectibane,.Miss E. Dugda'le. Mittens, Mrs. E. G. Morris. Socks, Mesdames A. Mac Donald, T. H. Pearce, E. G. Morris, Misses Molly Morton, May Dugdale, E. H. Dickie, E. Dugdale, N.. Pearce, M. I. Pearce, G. W. Anderson, Flora Todd, Lesley Kerr. Washers, Nancy Kerr, Flora and Angus Todd, Irene Minns. From Myrniong- Mittens, Miss Fowler. Handkerchiefs, Miss A. Fowler. Socks, Misses L. McCracken and Foley. Scarf, Miss Agnes Muir. Knitting cotton, Mesdames Clark and P. Shanahan. Washers, Misses M. Shanahan and G. Myers....
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. The following have responded from Bacchus Marsh and district: W. Allan. Winm. 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, Leslie Davis. 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, "Jack" Hammond, W. T. Horder. James Kennelly, A. J. Knight. Henry Lay, Chas. Lyle, Hugh Lockwood, Peter Leitch. Alex. Murdoch (killed), William Morton (w), Geo. 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, Harrie Oliver, Thomas Oliver. W. Platt (w...
XMAS GIFTS FOR SOLDIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 2 October 1915
XMAS GIFTS FOR SOLDIERS. SThe musical evening arranged by the Bacchus Marsh Red Cross 'on Tuesday last was the means of col lecting seven large clothes baskets full of Xmas presents for our men in the trenches at Gallipoli. The idea. was an excellent one, as each person who attended deposited their gifts in the baskets as they entered the hall. This supply of Xmas cheer has -also been added to by persons unable to attend. An impromptu musical programme was arranged, and contributed to by Miss A. Grant (song), Miss West (recitation), Messrs. Bert Woodward (songs), H. Boyd (dance), J. L. Keddell (cornet solo), Master A. Williams (songs), Miss Jean Tolmie (dance), Misses Minnie and Una- Williams (rod drill) and the children sang two items. Misses M. I. Pearce and Emmett, and Mr. C. Wills assisted with the accompaniments. Mr. W. Williams, B.A., who acted most efficiently as chairman (in the absence of Or. J. Wills) thanked all who had assisted, and during an interval in the pro gramme, ...