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PYKE'S CREEK RESERVOIR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 11 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. Height on Guage Volume. 29ft. 3in.' 2,618 acre feet. LAST WEEKLY RETURN. 30ft. 9in. 2,964 acre feet. Out.put--18.7 cubic~ ft. pa,: second. Water deliveries for week ending 4.12.15 :-Water Rights, 160 ac. ft.; Sales, 1 acfoot; Urban and Stock and Domestic, 16 ac ft.; total, 177 ac. feet.
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 11 December 1915
RED CROSS FUND." Bacchus Marsh and District. The hon. Sec. (Miss Beatrice W. Anderson) acknowledges, w, ith thanks: Bacchus Marsh Racing Club, £20 4/11. Goods donated--Pillow slips, Mrs. J. Phillips. So.cks, Mesdames E. Moss, T. H. Pearce, J. Morton and,. J. A. Morton, Misses Earl, Alice Hine. Olivq. Kerr, Irene Dickson, and 16 pairs from Myrniong. Towel, Ruby Hine. Cushion and old linen, Mrs. T. G. Pearce. Sugar bags, Mesdames W. Morton, sen., J. Campbell, R. Lidgett, J. Morton, W. Smith, Misses Meikle, V. Kerr, Hazel Dugdale, and 87 col lected by pupils of Coimadai State school. Sent away this week-30 shirts, 24 pairs socks, 5 washers, 1 towel, 1 belt; 3 cushions, 3 handkerchiefs, 2 pairs blankets, old linen, 14 tigs milk, 12 tins fruit, 18 packets corn flour, 18 packets arrowroot, 2 tins cocoa, 200 sugar bags. The butter dish, donated *by Mirs. H. Kerr, and raffled by Miss Ward, was won by. No. 29, Percy Rash liegh. The Essendon City Council Band gave a musical performance in Mad...
TOOLERN VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 11 December 1915
TOOLERN VALE. (,ROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDNT.) A meeting of the local Red-Cross Society was held on Wednesday, when there was a fine gathering. A few new members were elected, mak ing the total 31, with promises of more after harvest. The Hon. Sec. (Mrs. Campbell) acknowledges with 'thanks:-Mrs. Browne and Mrs. R. Porter, wool; Miss McLood, 2 pairs socks, soap, papers,. mittens, and facewashers; "Well Wisher," tin biscuits; Miss Higgins, 3 pairs socks; Miss May Beaty, 2 pairs; Miss Madge Beaty, 1 pair socks; Miss Jessie Barrie, scarf. The fol lowing articles were also sent-12 shirts, 14 pairs socks; 14 facewash ers, 11 towels, 2 Balaclavas, soap, mnittens, scarf, case books, bundle magazines and papers, and sugar bags. It is proposed to send next week a case of eoggs to the Base Hospital. The Hon. Treas. (Mrs. Barrie) reports £7 cash in hand, odd memberships and donations, apart from the amount received from bazaar committee. It is with pleasure that I report the success of one .of our ...
FAT LAMB EXPERIMENT, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 11 December 1915
FAT LAMB EXPERIMENT, 1915. B?.. ? ? ? ? " =.~. e)-' Breed. 8 c. .B Q Lincoln - - 95 38 17' 21 1 24/3 80?l Southdowns - 90 36 16 20 2 .23/2 80 BorderLeicester 871 35 13 29 1 25/10 93) Dorset Horn - 85 34 15 19 3 23/ 84 Shropshire 80 32 20 12 1 25/ 88 Suffolk - - 65 26 16 '9 3 26/ 90. *lbs. *The unfit lambs in all cases were end of the season lambs, and were in good condition, though small. 40 ewes mated in each case; A. J. WHULAN, F.O.
EXPERIMENTAL LAMBS. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 11 December 1915
EXPERIMENTAL LAMBS. To the Editor of the Ezpres. Dear SirI-Re Lamb Breeding Experiments The complete results of these experiments, which have been carried out at this farm for the past. three years, will soon be avail -ble in 'the "Journal of Agriculture." I am awaiting some fuller details of the ewe lambs' fleece values before publishing the experiments in full. However, as Mr. Dugdale has asked for information of this season's lambs, I attach a list of percentages, &c., got together by Field Officer A. J. Whelan this morning. I would like to add that the results of the two previous years' trials showed much higher percentages all .round, but the market prices favoured the Long Wool crosses, until we intro duced our imported Suffolks into tlhe experiment this year. The ewes used for breeding this year were 2 tooth half-cross Merino-Lincoln, and their age at mating, as well as tile bad season, had a good deal to do with the comparative low percentage this year. The Suffolk c...
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, Dec. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 11 December 1915
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, Dec. 6. ORDINARY meeting. Present-Ors. Stewart (President), Flack, Hamil ton, Ford, Cameron, Winter, Evans. The Country, Roads Board wrote that it would not authorise any new permanent works until the end of March owing to unsettled conditions, and to release labor for harvest. Cr. Evans protested against this de cision. Their roads and railways i~vere the nmeans of Jeeping the country going. It, also' meant that the Council's road making plant would lay idle fori months.- The President said the decision meant the suffering of the tfarmer would be doubly increased, as lie would be left without his roads and with out his labor, as the men would gravitate towards the city to get the high wages ruling to make city bou levards.-Cr. Hamilton said the matter had been well considered by tihe Government and the Board. Things would improve later on. No 'action. The C(.ountry Roads Board wrote that, owing to financial considera tions, it could niot accept the ten...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 December 1915
SHIRE OF BACCLUS' MARSH. Statement of Receipts and Expenditure, for the Year ending 30th September 1915. RECEIPTS. £ s. d. Subsidy ...... .... ...... :... ... 412 0 0 General Rates ....... ... . . . ..I3110 '8 3 Overpaid Rates . ....4 4 6 Weighbridge fees Bacchus Marsli 10 10 6 Parwan .. 27 14 8 Rowsley .. .- 4 11 4. Pound fees ... ... 14 18 6 Miscellaneous receipts .17 1 4 Interest on Rates . 10 13 3 Fines ... ... ... ... 28 8 9 Licenses ... ... ... ...205 0 0 Contractors' Deposits ... 45 19 0: Refund of Wire netting .. - . .. -30 14 7 Interest ..... .. 7 9 5 Market dues ... .. .. ~ 64 5 5 Sheep, dip fees ... ... .. ... :: 25 16 8 Dishonoured cheques ... .. ... . 12 7 11 Government Grant, Main road . . .. 100 0 0 Joint works, Ballan Shire . .. 10 16 2 Forfeited deposit .., .. . ... 2 10 0 £4145 10 3 EXPENDITURE. £ s. d. Charities ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 32 11 0 Refund overpaid Rates ...... ..... 4 2 6 Wages ......... ..... ... ... ... 1007 15 5 Printing, &c. ...... :......
BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. Monday, Dec. 13. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 December 1915
BACCHUS MARSH .COUNCIL. Monday, Dec. 13. ORrDNARB meeting. Present-Crs. J. Wills (voted to the chair), G. F. Ramsey, W. Grant. Morton, J. Kerr, J. Watson, J. A. Brown, G. W. McFarland. The Public Health Department ap proved of the opening of the Salva tion Army hall at Bacchus Marsh. -Received. The Public HI-ealthl Department wrote :-Attention is drawn to the system provided for dealing with the sewage .from the Roman Catholic School. Bacchus Marsh. The ar rangement appears to be one which comes under the scope of thie defini tion of "cesspool" in the. Health Act, and therefore within the application of provisions of that Act relating to cesspools, in which it is incumbent on the school authorities to so con struct and maintain that it shall not cause a nuisance and be injurious to health. Particular attention is therefore requested to the treatment and disposal of the effluent from the tank or ceaspool, as to whether there is any possibility of milch cattle having access to the pla...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 December 1915
Messrs. McPhail Bros. will hold their next sale at Bacchus Marsh on Tuesday, 21st inst.; and on Satur day, Jan. 8th they will hold their usual monthly market at Melton. These alterations have been made on account of the holidays. Stacking is. nearly completed all through the district now,. with the exception of a few late crops, and those left for grain. Stacks of large dimensions appear very often a.s you drive ,along the different roads thlrough !the Shire. Extra trains are advertised to run on the Bacchus Marsh line during the holidays:, A bsocial, "'iii' did ul the Melton Mechanics' Ilisitlttc, will be held on Boxing night;"27th 'inst. Entries for `Bacchus Marsh Box ing Day Sports' close to-day. Full programme advertised on page 4. Entries for Myrniong N?ew Year's day races close to-day, 18th inst. The full programme is advertised. On Monday night next .tlhe annual ilrneting of the Melton Gua Club will take place, at the Golden Fleece hotel, at .8 o'clock sharp, to elect officer...
MILK FOR SOLDIERS. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 December 1915
MILK FOR SOLDIERS. To the .Editor of the Express. Dear Sir,-The A.W.N. League is making a special appeal to all its Branches tol raise funds for the pur pose of sending milk, in some form, 'foods or tablets, to the men fighting in the trenches, as it has been proved that change of diet is most beneficial in keeping the men in health, and milk is one of the things they require most. All donations will be sent through the Lady May oress' League to Mr. Budden, the representative in Egypt, and • the givers may rest assured that he will do his utmost to see that all gifts reach their destination, if possible. At the last meeting of the commit tee of the Melton Branch, it was resolved that a special appeal be made in the district, and all mem bers be asked to give Gd, or more, to the fund. But the Branch does not embrace everyone, and dona tiodis will be gratefully accepted from non-members, especially mem bers of th'e People's Party. Our soldiers are risking their lives for us all, not f...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 December 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. Bacchus Marsh market (McPhai-i's) on Tuesday next, 21st. Note alter ation of date on account of the holidays. Ballan Xmas market on Wednes day week, 29th inst. Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co. announce a big yarding" of fat sheep, lambs, bul locks, &c. Entries for Myrniong New Year's day races close to-day, 18th inst. The full programme is advertised. Entries for Bacchus- Marsh Box ing Day Sports close to-day. Full programme advertised on page 4. Baptist Church services, Sunday, 11 and 7.30; Pastor S. Whitchurch. Week-night service at 8. All wel come. Church of England services, Sun day, 19th inst.:-Bacchus Marsh, 11, Morning Prayer and Holy Comnmun ion; 7.30, Evening Prayer. Myrni ong, 3. Christmas Day- Bacchus Marsh, 8 a.m., Holy Communion; 11, Morning Prayer and Holy Commnun ion. Rowsley, 8 p.m. All services, Rev. T. W. Davis. Presbyterian Church, special Christmas services, Sunday, 19th inst. :--Bacchus Marsh, 11. Anthem, "Peace on Earth," Soloist, Mr...
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 December 1915
THE EMPIRE'S 'CALL. Information has reached Mr. A. T. Ozanne, M.H.R., of the death of his brother Eugene, killed in action on November 17 at Gallipoli. De ceased enlisted from Western Aus tralia in August, 1914, when he was a ,member of the Garrison Artil lery. He took part in the landing at Anzac, and was for four months in the trenches. He was of fine physique, standing about 6ft., and leaves .a widow and three sons, in ciuding, twins. Melville Smith and Jolin Gardiner Smith (cousins) and grandsons of the late Mrs. W. McDonald, Parwan, and the late Mr. Thos. Smith, Pent land Hills, have joined the Common wealth Army. Two other grandsons of the same name are now at the Front. Mr. Edward Blake, of the. Railway Department, Bacchus Marsh, has two sons on Active Service. The latest to enlist being his eldest son, Ted, who has been in New Zealand. for some years.
BLACKWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 December 1915
BLACKWOOD. (FRoM OUR OWN CORRUSPOND1NT.) The Trojan Gold Mining Syndi cate put through a trial crushing of 9 tons at the Easter Monday battery, which returned the excellent yield of 9.'dwts. to the ton. This is con sidered very sati~sfactory, as the lode averages from 4 to 5 feet in .width, and is. Pasily worked. This syndi cate has been receiving assistance from the Mines Department, and it is understood that the Department is to give further assistance by re erecting the old British Lion battery on' the mine. After being in the hotel business in Blackwood for over 50 years, 40 of which have been spent in the well-known "Cann's Family Hotel'", the Carun family have disposed of that property, which is now being carried on by Mr. and Mrs. Biuxton. In consequence of his relinquishing business, Cr. W. Cann has resigned as member for the East Riding of the Ballan Shire Council. Mr. W. Gribble is mentioned as a possible candidate for the vacancy. A farewell social was tendered on Saturda...
TRAINING NOTES, BACCHUS MARSH CUP. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 December 1915
TRAINING. NOTES, . BACCHUS 'MARSH CUP. (By Aeroplane). Further.: nominations :- H. ..J. Spice's Nutmeg (Whitelead-Pipc clay); Jack Hatnmhan's Dewdrop (Dewar's Whisky-Werribee Water) Don. .Fraser's Anvil (Sledge :Ham iner-Horseshoe); Cam. Myers' Pre varicator (Exaggerator-- Truthful); Silvie Shea's Sleeping Beauty (Ten O'clock-Dinner Bell; W. Bissell's Balliang's Hope (late Ned Kelly) (Hard Riding-Thick Scrub). A tout informs me that some Ballan horses are in training, and showing good promise. Jack Han rahan has Dewdrop going strong. Don Fraser's Anvil, is a likely colt, and did a mile in 25 minutes. Cam. Myers' Prevaricator is much fancied by the Ballanites. Good sprints have been done by some of the local horses. A new one, Jack Spice's Nutmneg, is hot stuff, and will take a lot of 'beating. Geo. Muir's Kom edy Queen has been withdrawn, as her best performanice was a mile in 29 minutes 59 sees. The owner says he 'is going to stick to the dogs, as the Waterloo Cup is more to his li...
COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 December 1915
COIMADAI. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The result of the harvest opera ations this year will show a collec tion of stacks, which have not been seen in Coimadai for some years. The only two candidates who were presented at the recent examinatibn from the local State school, for Merit and Qualifying Certificates were successful in passing in all subjects. Robert Alkemade obtained the Merit, and Arthur Bennett the Qualifying Certificate.
BOXING DAY SPORTS, BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 18 December 1915
BOXING DAY SPORTS, BA CCHUS' MARSH. ' Entries for the handicap events cloue to-day. The full programme is advertised on page 4. The sports will require. all the support they can get this year to make them a financial success. The object for which the sports are held (maintenance of the Park) is a deserving one, and should hiot be overlooked, although .there are numerous, other calls. The concert iii the eveniig should be a success. The committee have specially engaged the well-known artist, Madame Lena Conly for the occasion. She will be supported by other members of the Concert Party, some particulars of which are ad vertised, and the full numbers will be issued on the programmes. Reserved seat tickets for the con cert are now available on applica tion to the Secretary. The sports committee will meet on Monday evening next; at the A.N.A. hall.