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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 6 February 1915
MARRIAGE. MURPHY-KENNY (Silver Wedding).--On 8rd February, 1890, at Mt. Blackwood SRoman Catholic Churob, by Rev. Father Horan, John, third son late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Murphy, to Margaret, second daughter late Mr. and Mrs. Kenny, SimmopBs' Reef, Blackwood. Present address-Bacchus Marsh. DEATH. BLYTBE.- On the 28th January, at Pier House, Morris street, South Williams town, Bessie, the dearly beloved wife of Charles Blythe, and loving mother of Mrs. P. Wheeler, aged 58 years. STH Establi hed 19R . SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1915.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 6 February 1915
THURSDAY, Feb. 11th Bacchus Marsh Market. L A. FAIRBAIRN. & CO. will Sell, S in the Corporation Yards, Bacchus Marsh, starting at 12 o'clock sharp: 150 head of CATTLE. Comprising- . MILKERS and SPRINGERS. Fat, Store and Young Cattle. SHEEP. Including 300 Crossbred Ewes, 4, 6 and 8 tooth. PIGS and SUNDRIES. Account :-M. Vallence, 2 acres Grow= ing:Maize. S. H. Bowers, Pony Gelding, Jinker, and Cab. R. J. Bushby, Implements, &c, as ad vertised. Also-LAND, as advertised. Next Bacchus Marsh Sale, THURSDAY, 11th March, 1915. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co., under instruction from Mr. M. Vallence, will Sell, in the Corporation yards on Thursday, 11thl Feb. (Sale day) 2 acres of GROWING MAIZE, near his house. situated near Rail way Station, Bacchus Marsh. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co. THURSDAY, Feb. 11i. SALE of HORSES, CATTLE, SHEEP, FARMING PLANT and IMPLEMENTS. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co., under in structions from Mr. R. J. Bushby, who has sold his property, will Sell at...
BACCHUS MARSH. No. 45. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
BAOOHUS MARSH. By W. WILIAMs, B.A. No. 45. - The last of the Deep Creek Toll Gate, January 15, 1870. Editorial comment-"We are glad to notice that Mr. J. E. Crook has ieceived instructions to sell the toll house and gates at Djerriwarrh Creek on 27th inst." The search for gold continues. Mr. Greeves, a miner of Cockatoo Gully, found- a piece of quartz very rich with gold. The. specimen was three-cornered, not at all water worn, and all the diggers of the lo cality are of the opinion that a quartz reef was near by. Apparently Bacchus Marsh district is not a gold field, if we judge by the lack of prospecting to-day, but in the six ties there was much confidence ex pressed that gold was to be found locally. The geological expert, Mr. Brough Smyth, a Government offi cial, made a report on the possi bilities in regard to gold deposits, but it was declared to -be very guarded. The Marsh in- prehistoric or ancient times :was - the. scene of the loosing and devastating action of vast voluni...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
*THE HALL OF COMMERCE ["The Store for Men" We have a-very Fine Selection of MEN'S GOODS in Stock at present, including the Newest Ideas in Men's HA' S,: Latest Shapes in Men's BOOTS, SHIRTS, TIES, COLLARS, and I DERWEAR in abundance. " Ready-to-wear SUITS, as Smart as S'uits to Order, and :.at amtk -less money. .A QO N A ,. UALT QF COMMWROB. -AOQUS NABSR . . ,..\. ... ,.. ..: .y9. . I,,.. AStep inthe Right Direction -a step into Comfort, Style, Good Wear and "Right' Price --when you step into our Footwear. DO come in and have a peepato?ir Ne?v `Stock just opened up--a specially fine range of the very newest models. They'll please you every way . W.Grant MORTON Kinof G& VYla f
BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. Tuesday, Feb. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. Tuesday, Feb. 9. ORDINARY meeting. Present-Cra. M. F. Cain (President) M. R. Greene .W. Grant Morton, J. Watson, P. Purcell, C. L. T. Alkemade, J. G. :'Wells, J. T:- Burnip, J. '.: Brown, D. Robertson, H. Meikle._ The President moved the Council adjourn out of respect to the late. Cr. W. H. MeFarlane, who was one of their oldest members; occupying a seat for over 30 years. Also that Sa letter of condolence be sent to the family.-Cr. AlkerXade seconded.- Carried. SCr. Morton moved that Cr. Cain be appointed Returning Officer for Coimadai Riding, in place of late Cr. McFarlane.-Cr. Wells seconded. Carried. The Water Commission wrote, re garding the Council's complaint Sabout bad crossings, that the Com mission had arranged to have a 12-inch diameter pipe syphon put in to carry the water to some small blocks in the rural portion of the Bacchus Marsh district, South of -the main Ballarat road.-The- En i`glne6ei said' thi ' referred to Lord street. The 'Municipal A...
GRAY RELIEF FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
GRAY RELIEF FUND. The Committee wish -to ackno\ ledge, with thanks the following subscriptions in aid of the fund 'being raised.to assist Mrs. Gray and her three children: C. E; Wynne (Undertakers) ye duction of account by £3/15/; Wills & McVicar (Carriers) free cartage of removing furniture. Sympathiser, £1/10/. E. L. Simpson, £1/5/. .F. R. Manning, £1/1/. `Cr. C. L. T. Alkemade, Dickie & Sons, 10/6 each: - H:. Charlton, 10/.. Amos Greenwood, Commercial Bank, Frank Caspar, Mrs. Manning, sen., J. A. Johns,.. W. Williams, Silvie Shea, H., Rev. B. Williams, J. J. Barry, F. T. Jones, B. O. Love, P. Murphy, Mrs. M. G. Scott, C. H. Platt, 5/ : each. H. Crawford, 3/. F.P., J. Bourke (Coimadai), 2/6 each. G. Yallence, M.A.C., 2/ each. J-.L., 1/. Tlhe fund will close next week, and further subscriptions are in vited. .
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
THE rule of the road is nobt observed so strictly" asit- should be by. all kinds of traffic. It keeps too much to the cdentre of the road. This is specially dangeroius where roads are narrow, right angle turnings num erous, and motor traffic increasing. The habit . is due to thoughtless carelessness, and should be checked by Police admuonition, as it is a menace to the general welfare. Farmers are'now very busy with their ploughing, and the ground is turning up well. The previous rain will make this ploughing as good as an extra working. A lot of landowners are busy cut ting their Bathurst burrs, star and saffron ,thistles just now and there are a lot that are not doing it. What is ,' be. done, are they going to be made do, it ?. ,Only 4, points:~. f rain have beeni registered. A fall of an inch would have the effect of freshening up the grass till autumn. Clearing sale. at Staughton Vale on Tuesday, 16th inst., on behalf of Mr. J. H. Smith, who lias sold his property to Mr. Edols. ...
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
BACCHLTS MARSH MARKET. Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn &- Co. re port having held their usual monthly sale at the Corporation Yards, Bac chus Marsh, on Thursday last, when a large yarding of 189 cattle, 495 sheep, 47 pigs, and 10 horses, came forward. The demand for all classes was good, considering the dry sea son, and almost a total clearance was effected. Best cows made £7 to £8/19/; medium ditto,- £5/5/ to £6/15/. Fat cows, £6/15/ to £7/2/6; beefy cows, to £6/5/. Store cows, £2' to £4/5/. Bulls, £2 to £5/17/6. X.b. wethers, 15/ to 16/6; marino do, 12/6; ewes, 7/1 to 10/6; fat lambs, 11/6 to 16/. Pigs-Porkers,. £1/15/.to. £2/4/; young pigs, 10/6 to 19/6. Draught filly, 3yrs., £12; do geld ing, 2yrs., £9; buggy gelding, 3yrs., £10. -
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, Feb. 11. (Before Messrs. Read Murphy, P.M., W. Lyle, and W. Vanstan, J.P's.) [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, Feb. 11. (Before Messrs. Read Murphy, P.M., W. Lyle, and W. Vanstan, J.P's.) Thomas Charles Bishop was grant ed the license of the Railway hotel, Maddingley, from, Peter Henry. Alfred Shaw, factory, manager, was charged with neglecting to,,sed.: s in fnd6m& Tak retiirl' for tlreeyears. William.' Michael Ahdrew. Des mond, Of the Income Tax Office, pro secuted; and Mr. L. Dugdale (Dug dale & Creber) appeared for Shaw, and pleaded guilty. It was a pure case of neglect, and no intention to defraud. Mr. Desmond said the charge was not attempting to evade or avoid, but neglect to send in a return. The returns were sent in when asked for, and nothing withheld. He believed the man tried to do his best; who claimed ignorance of the Act. Fined £2 and 15/6 costs in each of the three cases. David James O'Keefe was charged with neglecting to provide adequate food, nursing, and clothing for a child in his care, at Rowsley, on 3rd Oct.; Mr. Fyffe (Mor...
MELTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Friday, Jan. 29. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
MELTON - SHIRE COUNCIL. Friday, Jan.. 29. ORDINARY meeting. Present-Crs. Leake (President), Bubeck, Minns, Green, Robinson, Browne,. Horn buckle, and Howell. The Department of Public Works notified amounts allotted to Shire roads :-Melton. to Diggers' Rest sta tions, £75, Council to spend a like amount; unused road fund, £15/2/7. The Postal Department wrote that telephone communication with Melton railway station was not re quired by --the Department, and as the post-office was to-be transferred from the railway station to the pre mises in which the Melton soutli telegraph office is a. present con ducted, there would be a difficulty in arranging for the calls beinig at. tended to at the station. . The Meteorological Bureau stated that there was no need of a record of the daily rainfall at .Melton, as' such record was kept at Bacchus SMarsh. The Department of Public Works drew attention to the auditor's re port, that the Council's overdraft was in excess of- the limit allowed by the ...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. THE Pyrete creek bridge contract has at last been let, and no time should be lost in utilising the re mainder of the summer in getting on with the work. The colloquialism, "taken over by the Country Roads Board," is growing, and is danger ously misleading. The Board is entirely passive. The whole re sponsibility remains with the Coun cils. The Hopetoun bridge -now demands attention. The two works should have been let concurrently. We direct attention to. the -adver tisement on page 4 regarding the Sale of the Coochin-Coochin estate, Queensland, which is to be offered for sale by auction on Wednesday, 7th April. This property has been inspected and reported-on by Mr. William Grant, J.P., of "Millbank," Bacchus Marsh,, who, we should say, owns some of the best lucerne grow ing land in Victoria. Yet Mr. Grant, in his report, says this Coochin-Coo chin land is really superior in qual ity to anything found in Bacchus Marsh,' and "the best that he 'has ever walked over." If...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
PAINS IN THE STOMACH. While this ailment is not danger ous it is not at-all pleasant and any . one who is subject to attacks of it Swill be pleased to learn how quick relief- may be had. A dose of Chainm berlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Rem edy in a little- water is all that is: . necessary. IIt .is an ideal remedy for. this. complaint -for it always effects immediate ?ief and is pleas to take. Bold ;º W. (rant Morton, Bac ~ar 0 &omben &Co. In Placing before the Public The C0O0O1ii00ilIIII Estate (Queensland) 102 FARMS, from 8 acres to 238 a res The Auctioneers have gone quite out of the beaten track, in order to introduce 4he k - .Property to Buyers. - The Agricultural Editors of "The Australasian" -and "The Sydney Mail" were requested to -nominate a Viaorian and a New South SWales Expert Lucernist to inspea and -. :-report on the quality of the Land. Here are the Reports: 20 Years Tem s Millbank, Bacchus Marsh, 30th October, 1914. SMessrs. Isles, Love & Co., B...
BLACKWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
BLACKWOOD.. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT) Mr.' 'M. Hayden, our well-knowni local carrier, met with a severe and painful accident .on Friday. He was engaged cutting a waggon-load .of wood, along the. Greendale road; when he gashed his big toe with the axe. Mr. Hayden drove his waggon and team of three horses home, his foot bleeding. considerably the whole time. On arrival home, the injured foot was bound up and the patient driven to Trentham, where, on ex amination, Dr. Anderson found. it necessary to take the toe oR at the first joint. The wound is now mak ing satisfactory progress . towards recovery. Rainfall at Blackwood for Jan-. uary-2.21 inches. The annual meeting of the .Black wood Mechanics' Institute was held on Monday. Mr. A. Byres occupied the chair. The Treasurer (Mr. E. R. Thrill) presented a balance sheet, showirg a credit of £17/16/9, which was about £4 more than the prev ious year. Messrs. A. Byres, Ml. Richards, W. Cann, F.: Livy, J. Mathews,. W. Spiller, J. Reed,;. a...
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
.SOLDIERS' LETTERS. Notes from Trooper Todd, of Bac chus Marsh: Alexandria.- We anchored here after a lovely voyage. We stayed two. days at Coloinbo, but did not get ashore. Then on to Suez, where we stayed for one day; then- through the Canal to Port Said, where we stayed for a week, but did not get ashore there, either, through some silly fellows throwing- potatoes at the river police. We are bound for Mena, a town about ten miles from Cairo. . Will Morton is well again, and on duty. He and I were on guard last night, and you bet we had a task, as everyone- wanted to go ashore. There are nineteen boats around our ship selling all' sorts of avares, mostly fruit. We have every thing ready to disembark, and served- with two days' rations -four biscuits and a tin of bully beef. ,We are going to bivouac-no tents to live in, like Broadmeadows. Mena.-We have landed at last, after eight eight weeks on the boat. We have camped in the Saharah Desert, about a mile from the Pyr amids. We dise...
MYRNIONG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 February 1915
MYRNIONG. (FRoM ouR owN CORRESPONDENT)' A rifle- match took place between Myrniong and Ballan on the latter's range on Saturday last. The day. was cool, but a tricky wind from the south-west, with a deceptive mirage, mnade good shooting difficult for many of the less-experienced - shots, and as a result some rather low scores were recorded. The visitors ,h4d.:secured a win over..their: oppon ents some weeks ago, and of course were anxious to ma'intain their good reputation. At the shorter range Myrniong secured a lead of 28pts., but Were beaten by two points over the longer distance, thus winning by - the comfortable margin of 26 points. The conditions were 8 shots - at 300 and 500 yards. For Ballan, S. Lay put up the best score with 67, and R. Lidgett, with 69, was best for the visitors. A very -nice lunch was served on the range,.and altogether a very pleasant and en joyable day was spent. Scores: Myrniong : R. Lidgett, 33, 36, 69; E. Palmer, 30, 35,. 65; M. O'Connor, 32, 33, 65; ...