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BACCHUS MARSH RIFLE CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 December 1915
BACCHUS MARSH RIFLE CLUB Thr0 new range on. tle BacChus Marsh racecourse is now complete, iwith tile exception of the teloplhone, which tile Postal Departnent has been asked to hurry on. An opening day uins been arranged for Saturday, 8th January, at 2.30 p.m., providing that date is suitable to tile Minister of Defence, who has been invited to declare the range open. Mr. A. T. Ozanne, M.H.R., has also been invited, and he is endeavouring to. secure the Minis ter's presence., The public is in vited to! attend. A ladies competition..shoot Wtill be held during tlie afternoon, and tro phies will be awarded as prizes. Further particulars later. Applications are invited up till Friday :next, 31st 'inst., .from per sons willing to act as marker to the c: ub ...
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 December 1915
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. Messrs. McPhail Bros. & Co. re port having held the monthly sale at Bacchus M larsh 'on Tuesday last, 21st inst. (instead of the usual fourth Monday,-owing to the holidays), when 160 head of cattle came to hand, the bulk comprising fat bull ocks and cows.. Keen competition existed throhoghout, at full Melbourne rates. Sp~riigers to £16/lO/; backward! cows, £10/10/. Fat bullocks (light weights) to £16/15/; fat cows, froml £15 to £19; fat. heifers to £12/17/6; beefy cows to £9; good store cows to £8. Heifers, in lines, at £8, £7 15/, £7/2/6, £4/17/6, £4/12/6 and £3 1.3/. Linesof steers at £.6/7/6:.and £5t12i6. ;.,' .. Pigs--Good yarding. Light bacon to 90/; pork to 73/6; good stores,. 49/6; suckers, 14/6 to 25/.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 December 1915
IF YOUR. CHILD IS FRETFUL_'. If your child is bilious, its appe tite poor and variable, if it is fret ful and "nattering," restless in its sleep, you may, be sure that its stomach is out of order. A few doses of Chamberlain's Tablets will quickly set it right. Sold by W. Grant Morton, Bac 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 8 p.m. And may be consulted on all Branches of Modern and Painless Dentistry. Painless Extractions, 2/6, all day. City address--686 Sydney Road, Brunswick. MERRIMU HOUSE. Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh., First-class Accommodation "for Boarders and Week end Visitors. Beds and Meals. Free Stabling. Terms Moderate. A.IAT PLA~TT, i~zopietri. s Professional N rses throughout Australasia TESTIFY: TO" AND RECOMMEND NURSE EN...
FRUIT, &c., FOR SOLDIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 December 1915
FRUIT, &c., FOR SOLDIERS. The Hon. Sec. of t~he AustrUliana" Red Cross Society writes: Dear Sir,--It is not generally" known that, by the generosity of the \Tictorian Government, perishable goods and produce for the use of the Red Cross is carried free oni their railways. Now that our De fence Department is opening various Convalescent Hospitals in different localities, many of your readers would doubtless like to do some thing for our brave men by sending vegetables, fruit, &c., for their use in these homes. Arrangements have 1)een made with the M~elbourne City* Council Cold Stores for receiving all such perishable goods. On applica tion to the Honorary Secretary of the Red Cross Society, Federal Gov ernment House, special labels will be sent to use on the packages. Nqaturally, vegetables and the like must be well packed and done up in fair quantities, otherwise an unnec essary burden is thrown on the Railwav Department, which is so kindly handling these goods witho...
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, Dec. 18. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 December 1915
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, Dec. 18. OaDINxAR meeting. Present-Crs. McMurray (President), Beamish, Canny, Bayley, McDougall, Beasley, Sexton, Browne, Maher, Johnston, Cowie. The Department of Public Works drew attention to the exceptionally large amount of rate arrears, £4,209 6/3, and asked for an explanation for such a large increase.-The Sec retary said the amount was less than last year.-To be informed that steps were being taken to reduce same. The Department of Public Works asked if there was any objection to leasing a road, parish of Deutgam, to Michael McTigue, Werribee.-No objection, providing no river front age was included. The Secretary of the Kingsville Progress Association forwarded a letter received by them from the Metropolitian Board' of Works, slat ing that the Board had no objection to the erection by the Council of a standpipe on the Geelong road, 60 chains from the intersection of Har: rison's road, conditionally upon an approved meter being fixed thereto,...
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 December 1915
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. The hen. Sec. (Miss Beatrice W. Anderson) . acknowledges, .? with thanks : Myrniong Red Cross Societiy, £10; Mrs. Packi ngton Vallence, 5/. Sunar bag's, Mesdames J. Dung dale, Jl." Campbell, Coimadai State School. Rabbit skins, F4riend. Socks I and wool, Mrs. and Misses Webb. :. Books, Mrs. O'Hara, Mr. Max. Muir, Miss Uns worth, and CoiimadaiState School. KInee caps, Mrs. G. F. Ram scy. Mittens, Mrs. T. Langford, Miss Ag'nes Dugdale. Paper and envelopes, Mr. Clark, Harley Co wan. Cushlion, Mirs. T. G. Pearce. Socks, Mcsdanies T. Matthews, T. Hf. Pearce, O. D. Coventry, Misses Mag gie and Mollie Morton, Floss KIerr, G. W. Anderson, May' Dugdale, E. Dugdale. Sent away this week--51 sugar bags, 32 shirts, 37 pairs socks, 1 scarf,'3 pairs mittens, 2 pairs knee capls, 2 washers, 1 cushion, 12 hand kerchiefs, paper and envelopes, books, old liien eand rabbit skins.
BUSH FIRE PRECAUTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 December 1915
BUSH FIRE PRECAUTIONS. The following instructions have been. issued to all Inspectors, and we have been asked to publish same for general information: Owing to the luxuriant growth of grass over practically the whole of the State, there is, to a greater ex tent than usual, the danger of girass and· bush fires sweeping through amnd devastating tracts of country during the coming summer montlhs. It will therefore be necessa'ry for men work ing on Crown or private lands under the Act to exercise the greatest care, and under no circumstances must fires be made in the open. Inspec tors and their men should be suffic ientlv resourceful to carry on their field work without doing so. Even if fires are made on grassless barren places, or in holes with the exca vated earth forming an embankment around them, there is always the danger of :heavy winds or whirl winds scattering or carrying the fire into grass fields. When men are smoking in their lunch time, great- care should be taken as* regar...
SECOND ISSUE OF COMMONWEALTH WAR LOAN. £10,000,000 ASKED FOR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 December 1915
SECOND ISSUE OF COMMON WEALTH WAR LOAN. £10,000,000 ASKED FOR. The prospectus of the second issue of the Commonwealth War Loan has now been issued, and par ticulars are advertised. It will be seen that the terms of the Loan are again liberal, being practically iden tical with the last issue, and giving the same advantages in respect of freedom from State Stamp Duty and State and Commonwealth Income Tax, and will also be accepted at par in payment of Probate and Suc cession Duty due to the Common wealth. Australia has been asked by the Mother Country to finance herself as far as possible in providing the sinews of war for equipping and sending our soldiers to the front, and it is the bounden duty of all who have funds at their disposa.l, or can make funds available, to sub scribe to the Loan to the utmost extent of their capacity, and by this means assist the Empire in prosecu ting the war to a successful termina tion. The terms of the Loan give the comparatively poor man exactly the...
THE SOLDIER BOY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 December 1915
THE SOLDIER BOY. In a dream he was calling. His mother so dear; H1 dreamt he was falling In death's waters drear. He woke to hear sobbing And sigh ing around; The dead they were robing To lay in the-ground. In a dream he& was singing n g The old sonigs at home, With sweet voices ringing,. , % Instead of a moan. Alas! for the singing, All over and gone; Now, shells bursting, ringing, For ever, and on. In a dream, a young, maiden Drew near him with love, With beauty all laden, Like angels "above. Alas! for the dreaming, He woke to find War, The beauty all seeming Had vanished afar. In a dream his old father Was praying his son, To meet death, than rather No victory won. Alas! for the father, Alas! for the son; Ah! ne'er to meet farther WYhen duty is done. Ah! the poor soldier b0ys, So young and brave; O'er them, He'll rejoice, The Christ who can save, Midst fierce note of warfare, If they trust their souls To Him, who hears prayer, Through war's thunderous rolls. Hobart. E. H....
NOT WORTH WHILE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 25 December 1915
NOT. WORTH "WHILE. The night of death will soon de scend; a few short years, and then the end, and perfect rest is ours; forgotten by the busy throng we'll sleep, while seasons roll along be neath the grass and flowers. Our sojourn in this world is brief, so why go hunting care and grief, why have a troubled mind? And what's 'the use of getting mad, and making folks around us sad, by say ing words unkind? Why not abjure the base and mean, why not be sunny and serene from spite and-envy free? Why not be happy while we may and make our little earthly stay a joyous jamboree? We're here for such a little while! And then we go and leave the pile for which we strive and strain, worn out and broken by the grind, we go and leave our wads behind--such efforts all in vain. We break our hearts,- and twist our souls acquiring large and useless rolls of coins and kindred things; and when we reach St. Peter's Town, t~hey will not buy a sheet iron crown, or cast-off pair of wings. --(Walt Mason in...
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 8 January 1916
THE EMPIRE'S gALL. The following have responded from Bacchus Marsh and district: W. Allan. Wm. Brennan, Jas. Bushby, Isaac Brunt, Raymond Boyd, - Patrick Barry, Fred. Brighton, J. R. Ben nett. Frank Crook, Webb Crook, Chas. Crook (one family), Wm. Clark, J. R. Calderwood, W. G. Chippindall, R. Croton (w.), J. Cosgrove, W. Cook, Henry Hodson Campbell, Walter Crouch, Edwin Cobham, R. Coates. Norman David Davidson, Alex. Durward, Leslie Davis. Charles Edwards, Roy Edwards, Win. B. Edwards (one family), Reg inald Evans, W. Edgerton, Clarence Earl. Alf. Farrow (wounded), All. 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, Jno. Camp bell Low. 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 Martin, W. Murcott. W...
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 8 January 1916
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. Notes from letters of different dates written by Henry Lay, late of Bacchus Marsh: Gallipoli.-I have received some letters and papers, but the mail only comes in dribs and drabs. I am in the best of health and spirits, and still among the bulli beef and bis cuits. I have joined the Divisional Miners' Company. We do the sink ing of tunnels under the Turks,, to blow them up. It is .not a bad game at all, as it is nice and cool work under ground, as it is dash hot over here. We are not allowed to write much, and have to be careful what we say. I have had two or three narrow squeaks. The first night I got the end of my rifle broken off; and then one night, while I was in bed, they started putting shrapnel over us, but it was bursting pretty high, and a good job, too, for one pellet hit me on the shin, and just broke the skin. I struck a match, and had a look, there was only a little sign of blood. So I said if a bloke gets no worse than that he won't hurt, so I rolled...
RABBIT DESTRUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 8 January 1916
RABBIT DESTRUCTION. The following instructions have been issued to all Inspectors, and we have been asked to publish same for general information: Climate conditions very often have an important effect upon the work of rabbit destruction. While these conditions often assist us, as they have in the past year, they also often operate in an entirely op posite direction: The droughty con ditions of . the last spring and sum mer, which were most suitable for effective poisoning, followed by the copious winter rains, assisted the work immensely. Full advantage of these conditions was taken by the Department, and landholders gener ally, with the result that, within the last year, a notable diminution in the number of rabbits has taken place throughout the State. The drought, however, was not directly responsible for the death of many rabbits, if any, though it was a very useful contributing factor. In drought stricken country, wnere stock will perish for want of water or food, rabbits, so ...
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 8 January 1916
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. Three rinks from the Bacchus Marsh Bowling Club visited Balla rat on New Year's day, and were rather easily -beaten by the Central Bowling: Club:- The green was ex ceptionally keen, which the visitors found. hard to master. A very en joyable day was spent. Mr. Kerr (Ballarat) after the toast of the "King," proposed Bacchus Marsh Bowling Club, to which Mr. R. H. Dugdale (President) responded. The single tournaments completed at the end of the year were won by Miss McFarlane; Mrs. Alf. Shaw, runner-up; for ladies. Mr. W. D. Hogan, and Mr. W. Williams run ner-up, for the gentlemen. Entries are being received for a mixed tournament.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 8 January 1916
With the first issue for 1916 it is our regretful duty to. have to announce the passing of Mr. Christopher Crisp, who, for almost half-a-century, as editor and pro prietor, has guided the destinies of "The Express." That he filled those positions with honor to himself and the district is universally recognised. A matter for regret is that he did not live to celebrate his jubilee as such, which he would have done, in July of this year. Although lie did not, see his 50 years as editor' of this journal completed, he has 61 years .of work as a journalist to his credit. The late Mr.: Crisp was a man of wonderful brain poweir, and his store ,of metaphorical lore un limited. He was a man who really lived ahead of his time, and his best work only remembered by a genera tion that has almost past. Sir Geo. Reid (High Commissioner' for Aus tralia) in a recent address, said that "the patriot lie admired was he whose patriotism began in his own village or city, and spread froni the local to the ...
TOOLERN VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 8 January 1916
TOOLERN VALE. (PROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The long-promised repairs to the Toolern School are at last to be effected. Tenders have been called for the work, and when completed the place should be up-to-date and comfortable. So generous has been the re sponus for"] thel presentation to Qtr-Master-Sergt. Wynne, who is at present at Seymour Camp, that suf ficient has been raised to purchase a double gold albert and soldier's locket, inscribed with his initials. An autograph letter has also been prepared, and signed by the 36 sub scribers. This letter is done on art paper, and on the front page is a large Union Jack, in the centre of which is the soldier's name and rank. In later years it will be a valued possession of the family.
MELTON RED CROSS SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 8 January 1916
MELTON RED- CROSS SOCIETY.. All knitting .workers are specially. asked to pin their names on socks made. The branch has donated £25 to Central' Branch Australian Red Cross Society. The Hon. Sec. (Miss Moyra Smith) acknowledges with thanks Collected by Miss Elsie Minns, from Mr. C. E. Barrie's farm-Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Barrie, £1/1/; E. M. Minns,- 5/; A. W. Barrie, 5/; F. Benson, 1/; J. Smythe, 2/; H. Engh, 2/6; W. Wright, 2/6; E. Lea, 2/; J. Anthon, 5/; D. Collins, 5/; total; £2/11/. Mr. Geo. Minns, £1 (mouthly sub scription). Collected by the following ladies: Miss Staughto,. £2/10/; Mrs. S. J. Staughton, £2/4/; Mrs. Scarce, £2 4/; Mrs. Rldf#'d, £X/3/; Mrs. Rich mond, 16/; Miss Hudson, 16/; Ex ford Staff, 61;. Mrs. Barrie, Miss E. Minns, and Mlary Barrie, 2/ each; total, £14/16/. The following articles were sent away:-33 pairs underpants, 6 pairs pyjamas, 29 pairs socks, and 12 helmets, donated from "Exford."
BULLENGAROOK. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 8 January 1916
BULLENGAROOK. (FROM OUR OWN ,CORRESPONDENT.)' Our district is fairly dried up for want of rain, and the potato crops are suffering accordingly. Nearly all the crops are cut and stacked, and have yielded well above the average. McCashnev's sawmill hands are having theiy.ainual holidays. There is talk of jlhi mill stopping alto gether in tito or three months. A. rabbit trapper named .James Reilly was found dead in Mr. Jas. Fitzgerald's kitchen on Sunday night. Mr. Fitzgerald had been away, and on returning home found the body in the kitchen. The police removed the body to Gisborne, where an inquest was held, and the evidence showed that deceased had been drinking, and died from acci dental suffocation.
WANTED : 50,000 MEN FOR THE COMMONWEALTH ARMY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 8 January 1916
WANTED: 50,000 MEN FOR THE COMMONWEALTH ARMY. The number of fit men in the dis trict allotted Bacchus Marsh is set down at 388; number to be supplied to the new force, 40; monthly rein forcements 14. - Melton, total fit, 190; quota, 20, inonthly reinforce monts, 7. Werribee, total fit, 576; quota, 59;' monithly reinforcements, 20.