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PYKE'S CREEK RESERVOIR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
PYKE'S CREEK RESERVOIR. The following figures are supplied. by the Water Commission:- FULL SUPPLY. Height on Guage. Volume. 73 feet 14,850 acre feet PRESENT SUPPLY. 30ft. 9in. 2,964 acre feet.. Height on Guage Volume. LAST WEEKLY RETURN. 32ft. 8in. 3,198 acre feet. Present output- 18.7 cubic feet per second. Last week's output-20.4 cubic feet per second. Water deliveries for week ending 27-11-1915 :-Water Rights, 222 acre feet; Sales, 2 ac. ft.; Urban Supply, 12 ac. ft.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
THURSDAY, 9th Dec. Bacchus Marsh Market. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co. will Sell, in the Corporation Yards, Bacchus Marsh, on the above date, starting at 11 a.m. 150 HEAD OF CATTLE. Comprising: 35 FAT CATTLE. MILKERS and SPRINGERS. Store and Young Cattle. SHEEP. Including several small lines of Fats and Stores. PIGS and Sundries. PROPERTY as advertised. Next Bacchus Marsh Sale THURSDAY. Jan. 13t1;, 1916. THURSDAY, Dec. 9. SALE OF VILLA RESIDENCE, in LERDERDERG ST., BACCHUS MARSH. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co., under instructions from the Administrator of the Estate of the late Mrs. E. E. Reddrop, will Sell by Public Auc tion, at the Corporation yards, Bac chus Marsh, on the above date, at 12 noon The well-appointed BRICK VILLA, "Cornella," containing 7 rooms, with all conveniences, on LAND having a frontage of 60 feet to Lerderderg street, and a depth of 300 feet to McFarland street. The Property, which is an admir able one in every respect, is for ABSOLUTE SALE, in order to wind up...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
BEREAVEMENT NOTICES. MR. and MRS. GEORGE DICKSON and Family desire to express their sincere thanks to their many kind friends andzeighbours for letters and eards and visits during their recent sad bereave ment; also her cousin (Mrs. Peter Jeffrey) for kindness shown to her; also Rev. B. Williams for his kindness. "Plain View," Bacchus Marsh. M R. Tuos. RAWLINSON., Coimadai, wishes to thank all kind frie'nds for their letters of sympathy, &c., received during his recent sad bereavement; ,., DEATH., ROBERTSON.-On 26th November, it'her residence, "Clifton," Myrpiong, Mary' Ann, dearly beloved wife of Wm..H. Robertson, and mother of W. J. Robert. son, and beloved sister of Jas. Cropley, McCracken street, Kensington. Aged 56 years. IN MEMORIAM. Fox.-In memory of my beloved husband, John Fox (of Fox & Sons) who peace fully passed away, in his chair, at his residence, "Emoh Rub," Avenue Road, Bacohus Marsh, on 5th Dec., 1914, aged 86 years. Is this really death, Coming so g...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
.-In the Front Rank Always ! MAIN ST., BACCHUS MARSH. THE BUSY BEE STORE Its commonsense ' SUPPORT your LOCAL INDUSTRIES. Its non sense to suppose yoqu can do better elsewhere. Try me for all your REPAIRS. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Departments.-Fancy Goods and Toys, Crockery and Glassware, Fancy Work materials, Women's Hosiery, Haberdashery, Men's Mercery, Boots, School Books and Requisites, Stationery and Books, Papers and Peri odicals, Music (all the latest.) PHONOGRAPHS-The Edison- Best of all. Graphophones-the Columbia. Records, Accessories and Repairs WATCHES, CLOCKS and JEWELLERY. 3iW The only Practical Watchmaker and * Jewejler in the Disitrict. . All Repairs done, on the premises, and guaranteed for 12 months. AGENT FOR-Weigel's Cut Paper Patterns; McIntyre's GHOOM TEA; Mercantile Mutual Fire Insurance. Anything not in stock* promptly got. If you cannot see in stock what you want kindly enquire. Once a Customer always a Customer. We want your trade.. If you haven't tried this...
The Peer and the Woman. Published by arrangement with Messrs. Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd. [All Rights Reserved] CHAPTER XXVI .—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM. Published by arrangement with Messrs. Ward, Lock .& Co. Ltd, [All Rights Reserved ] CHAPTER XXVI .-Contin'uud. I ,"My lord." she cried, "Listen to me! Be warned! As sure as.there is a God in heaven I swear to you that you will r4pent it every day if you d'o this thing! He looked at her curiously, but un moved. "Though I face death itself I will go to that room and discover its occu pant," he said quietly. "You have done 11in keeping this-- thing secre' from i? me.i hate-ver `it`be,;:sid' if. you have made my house the refuge of crininals, you shall answer for it, old woman though you are. Get up. You do no goodl there." She sprang towards him and wound her armns around. his neck to hold him "ack. Ife disengaged himself as gently as he could, but still with some little force. With a shriek which rang through the bare rooms and empty ruined corri dors and awoke a thousand strange echoes at every corner, she sank back upon the bare stone floor fainting...
COMING EVENTS : [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
COMING EVENTS: Sunday,- Dec. 5.--Bacchus Marsh Presbyterian Church Jubilee ser vices, &c. Monday, Dec. 6.-Bacchus Marsh Presbyterian Church Jubilee enter tainment. Thirsday, Dec. 9.-Sale of gifts, State School, Bacchus Marsh. Wednesday, Dec. 15.-St. Bern ard's school concert, Bacchus Marsh. Monday, Dec. 27.- Boxing Day Sports, Bacchus Marsh. Friday, Dec. 31.-Dance at Rows ley. Saturday, Jan. 1.-Races at Myr niong. Saturday, April 8, 1916.-Bacchus Marsh Horticultural show.
BOXING DAY SPORTS, BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
BOXING DAY SPORTS, BACCHUS MARSH: I .;Once again this annual gathering ',has been launched in aid of Mad dingley Park, and all who have the iwelfare of that pleasure ground at heart will no doubt grant their usual support, and all those who have not hitherto assisted are appealed to to help and make the effort a great .financial success, and thus relieve the Trustees from as much respon sibility as possible during the com 'ing year. The first meeting was held on Monday evening last, when it was decided to hold the sports as usual. A. strong committee was appointed, of which Mr. Charles Dickie was elected Chairman, and Mr. J. F. McLacllan, Secretary. A programme of events was drawn 3up,- which is advertised elsewhere. The items include a woorchop, saw ing match, two cycle races, two foot races, catching -greasy .pig, tossing the sheaf, guessing competition (live weight of horse), &c. There will also be a "horse race," termed the Bacchus Marsh Cup, for draught horses,. 12cwt. ...
COMING SALES : McPhail Bros. & Co. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
COMING SALES: McPhail Bros. & Co. Saturday, Dec. 4.-Melton market. Tuesday, Dec. 21.-Bacchus Marsh market. L. A. Fairbairn. & Co. Thursday, December 9.-Bacchus Marsh market; property in Lerder-' derg street. Wednesday, Dec. 15.- Furniture sale at D. McDonald's, Bacchus Marsh. Wednesday, Dec. 29.-Ballan mar kit. State School Sale of Gifts on Thursday next, 9th inst.
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. Bacchus Marsh inarket (Fair bairn's)* on Thursday next, 9th inst. Particulars are' advertised. , A very desirable property in Ler derderg street is advertised for sale by Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co., at their Bacchus Marsh market on Thursday, 9th Dec. Furniture sale at Mr. D. McDon ald's, Main street, Bacchus Marsh, on Wednesday, 15th inst. Messrs. L. A. 'airbairn & Co. advertise par ticulars. Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co: will.hold their next Ballan sale on Wednesday, 29th inst., instead of Thursday, 30th. This alteration has been made in order to allow fat stock to get to its destination be fore the New Year holidays. Messrs. McPhail B1os. & Co., will hold their next Bacchus Marsh mar ket on Tuesday, 21st inst., as their usual day falls on Boxing day. Vendors and buyers are requested to note the alteration. The Ballan Horticultural Society will hold its annual show to-day, Saturday, 4th inst. The Presbyterian congregation, Bacchus M...
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, Nov. 27. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
- WEIRRIBEE? SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, Nov. 27. ORDINAR meeting. Present--Crs. A cMcurray (President), Canny, Mac - Dougall, Johnson, Beasley, Cowie, Browne, Maher, Shaw. - Dr. Adcock resigned as Acting Health Officer to the Shire, as he had. bought a practice at Tungamah. -Dr. Markson was appointed to the position. . - The Public Health Department w:rote that the cost to the Council fo be iicluded in one of the contri buting municipalities for treatment of fever patients would be from £90 to £95 per annum.-Cr. Maher fav ored this proposal, as it would be cheapest in the end, as they had.ac counts coming in every month from ' Geelong, and -other hospitals. He moved they, support.-Cr. Browne seconded.--Carried. The Geelong Infectious Diseases Hospital acknowledged receipt of £24 for treatment of patients from the Shire. They suggested that the Shire could with advantage pay an annual subsidy to the Hospital, usu ally £25, but £29/10/ this year. This entitled the Shire to send all its ...
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. Three rinks from the. Bacchus Marsh Club will visit Footscray to day. The following have been chosen: R. H. D.ugdale, H. G. Campbell, W. D. Hogan, O. D. Coventry, A. G. Crisp, W. Horder, F. L. Pearce, J. H. Clark, W. E. Ramsey, H. H. Blight, J. A. Johns, P. F. Emmett. The second round of the singles tournament will commence to-day. The Bacchus Marsh Bowling Club had a pleasant trip to Sunshine on Saturday last. Sunshine wvon three out of 5 rinks; the total being 90 to 69. Messrs. H. G. Campbell's and W. D. Hogan's-rinks were the win ners for the Marsh side.; The Surn shine club entertained the visiting players to afternoon tea and lunch after the match. Mr. G. McKay spoke on behalf of the' Sunshine Club; and Mr. J. A. Johns responded for Bacchus Marsh. ! ~ I L
BACCHUS MARSH FIRE BRIGADE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
BACOHUS MARSH FIRE. BRIGADE. The opening of the new Fire Sta tion, as well as the .laying of the foundation stone, were carried out with great success on Saturday after noon last, by the Chief Officer, Lieut.-Colonel T. S. Marshall. There was a large attendance of the public at the function. The Captain of the local Brigade (Mr. H:' L: Simnon), introduced the Chief Officer, Lieuit.-Col. T. S. , Mar shall; who he said had attended at the special wish of the Brigade, as they had received from him great assistance. He had secured tie land upon which the Fire Station was built, also the bell tower, and had obtained from the Board a grant of £100 towards the building, which, with extras for fencing, &c., would cost. about £600. The contract price of the building was £582, of which £375 had been raised by the ladies at the Fair. held last year. He wished. to thank them for that work, and the assistance they had given the Brigade at all times. It had been the intention of the Briga...
MYRNIONG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
MYRNIONG. (zox ova owx conUaSPONDINT.) Harvesting in this district .is now in full swving, and the hay crops are exceptionally fine. Labor is slightly scarce, but the splendid spirit which is displayed by various farmers co operating together has so far over come. all trouble in that direction. Grass is plentiful, and while there is yet time all property owners should get a. supply of fire beaters on- hand, so as to be ready for!,any evedts which may .happen when the summer comes in. Mrs. Robertson, wife of Mr. W. H. Robertson, of. Myrniong, died at the latter's residence on 26th ult., after an illness extending over two years. Deceased was 56 years of age, and had mariy qualities which won for her the esteem of an ever admiring circle of friends. She was attended during her illness by Dr. Blaubaum, of Ballan, and a Mel bourne specialist, also prescribed for her, but unfortunately without suc cess. Tlie cause of death was per *nicious anmmia. Her remains were interred in the Madding...
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 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, Fred. Brighton. Frank Crook, Webb Crook, Chas. Crook (one family), Wm. Clark, J. R. Cald'erwood, W. (. Chippindall, R. Croton (w.)., J. Cosgrove, W'. Cook, Henry Hodson' Campbell, Walter Crouch. Norman David Davidson, Alex. Durward, Leslie Davis. Charles Edwards, Roy Edwards, Wni. B. Edwards (one family), Reg inald Evans, W. Edgerton, Clarence 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 (w.), David R. Moore, Jas. H. Moore, Chas. A. Moore, Peter Moore (one family), Ed. Marsh, Thos. Manly, Ken. Moore, John Main, Albert Martini W. Murcott. Wm. McKenzie, 'Jas. McGregor, Jno. McPherson. Dr. F. L...
BACCHUS MARSH POST OFFICE [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
BACCOHUS MARSH POST OFFICE The Office closes at 6 p.m. daily. Office opens for 20 minutes after Melbourne mail is sorted-6.40 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Private box holders may obtain their letters at all hours. Telegraph Office open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Telephone from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Money Order business open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, close at 12 noon. Registered and Parcel Post mails close 15 and 20 minutes before stated closing times. Mails close daily: Melbourne-7.40 a.m., 12.20 p.m., T.P.O., 8 p.m. iallarat--8.20 a.m., 8 p.m. Ballan-8.20 a.m. Rowsley-8.20 a.m. Myrniong-8.20 a.m. Melton-7.40 a.m. Balliang-9.30 a.m. : Mails received daily:- Melbourne--9.10 am.; 6.20 p.m., :9.10 p.m. Ballarat--12.55. p.m., 9.10 .p.m. . Ballan-12.55 p.m. Rowsley-12.55 p.m. Myrniong-8.20 a.m. Melton--910 a.m. Balliang-5.15 p.m. G. M. CREAGH, P.M.
LATE GUNNER RAWLINSON. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
LATE GUNNER RAWLINSON. The following is from the Camp erdown "Chronicle":-The dreaded meningitis has claimed a second local victim in the person of Gunner i. Rawlinson, the.sad news of whose death in Melbourne was received by. telegram yesterday. The late Gun ner Rawlinson was a member of the Camperdown police staff until Sep tember. last, whlen, in response to 'his appeal, he was granted extended leave bby the Chief Commissioner of: Police, with a .view to enlisting and doing his little bit for his country on the field of battle. He was well known and universally liked in this conmmunity. In his official capacity as a constable he carried out his duties in a' conscientious and capable manner, and in private life the ster ling qualities he possessed won for him the admiration, of ,all with whom he came in contact. Shortly after being granted leave he went into camp and became attached to the artillery and was making good pro gress and anticipated promotion. A week or two ago, when o...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
Messrs. McPhail Bros. & Co. will hold their monthly market at Melton to-day. Most of the farmers are busy carting in, and stacking just now. Some stacks of considerable dimen sions are going' up. Others again are carting direct to the mills. The price of hay has fallen very much. Some hay of good quality has ar rived by train to Dixon Bros. mill. Between the three inills, and other cutters, there must be upwards of 100 tons of chaff leaving Melton station daily. Mr. Walters, the S.M., assures us there will. be no shortage of trucks for a while. Rainfall for the week, 18 points. The contractor for the main road inow- has the metal on all of the road, with the exception of about twelve chains. The roller (a 10-ton one) is busy every day consolidating it. It is expected that thle Country Roads Board will tar the road after it is completed. If so, it should turn out a piece of good -work, and nice to travel 'on. The Melton Gun' Club will hold its usual shoot to-day, when the Clu...
WEDDING. Bissell—McDougall. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
'WEDDIN G. Bissell-McDougall. 'A very pretty wedding was cel ebrated by the vicar, Rev. G. W. Ratten, at Christ Church, Newport, on 3rd Nov., the contracting parties being Mr. H. Bissell, of Balliang (Staughton Vale), and Miss A. V. McDougall (Dollie), daughter of Cr. Harry McDougall, Newport. The bride. lookedcharming in her dress of. rich. white silk, with pinafore effect over shadow lace blouse,, fin ished at waist with satin ribbon belt and sash.. Court train lined with pale turquoise* trimmed with seed pearls, finished Twith true lovers' knot and -spray of orange blossom. Shower bouquet of Easter lilies and lily of the valley, with .usual bride's wreath. The first bridesmaid (Miss Gladys McDougall) was nicely at tiredc in white silk with scalloped tunic and coatee,, trimmed W.-ith shearings of satin ribbon and vest of Edelweiss lace, bouquet of pink carnations. The second bridesmaid (Miss Bissell-) also looked well in her neat dress of embossed voile made with pianofore effect,...
EXPERIMENTAL LAMBS. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 December 1915
EXPERIMENTAL LAMBS. To the Editor of the Expresas. Sir,-I was much interested, in reading in the last issue of the "Ex press" the paragrgraph giving the ac count of the sales, by Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co., for the Government: Research Farm, at Werribee, of the "experimental lambs," which test, I have no doubt, has been carried out with great care and forethought. Still, I think the account leaves much to be guessed at by those: for whose benefit the tests have been-. carried out. I. consider' it is nec essary to know the percentage of lambs raised from each different breed of rain ; also the percentage of lambs found fit for market on thel day the same were drafted for the sale; as it will be found that the numbers range from 19 by the rams, down to 12 by the Dorset Horn. If you can procure these par ticulars, and publish the same, you will doubtless enlighten a large num ber of lamb 'raisers.--And oblige, yours truly, JOHN DUGDALE. "Rosehill," 1st Dec., 1915. [Probably ...