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THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 15 January 1916
THE EMPIRE,'S CALL. As the Messrs. Turnour Bros. were one time residents of Bacchus Marsh, the following paragrapn by the Cohuna correspondent of the "Argus" is interesting:-=A fine ex ample of patriotism is supplied by the Turnour Brothers, well-known and successful dairy farmers of this district. The youngest brother, John, enlisted at the outbreak of war, was twice wounded at Gallipoli, and after a recuperative furlough in England, returned to the firing line last month. An elder brother, Kep pel, enlisted two months ago, and now the three remaining brothers, Arthur, James, and Donald, have disposed of their valuable dairy herd, and decided that two of them shall go and one remain at home to look after the farm. Being unable to agree on this latter point, in the event of all three passing the mili tary tests, they have arranged to draw lots. Charles Platt. jun., of Bacchus Marsh, is off to the Front to fill the vacancy caused by his brother fall ing to- a Turkish bullet. The latt...
COMMONWEALTH WAR LOAN. Subscription List Closes 31st Jan. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 15 January 1916
COMMONWEALTH WAR LOAN. Subscription List Closes 31st Jan. Until the list closes on 31st inst., all persons who care to do so-and they should xbe many-have the right to. assist the country and our soldiers by subscribing to the second issue of the Commonwealth War Loan. The rate of interest is 4- per cent. but owing to the terms on which the Loan is issued, the actual rate earned is approximately £4/14/ per cent., free of taxation. But there are far higher considerations to be taken into account than the value of the investment, it is everyone's duty to contribute to assist in wag ing the greatest war which the world has ever seen, and in which our Empire is vitally threatened. We are not all able to have the privilege and honor of fighting for the Empire in person, but many, though debarred by responsibilities or other reasons from personally -going into the fighting line, can nevertheless give direct help both to the Empire and to the men who are fighting, by providing the veritabl...
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. Reading for 24 hours on dates specified Week ending January 13, 1916. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 15 January 1916
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. "Readings for 24 hours on dates speoified Week ending January 18, 1916. Date. Max. Max. Min. Rain. in sun. in shade. in shade. fall: F. 7 147 88 51 - 8. 8 168 -104 64 17 Su 9 160 89 58 , - M. 10 148 85 48 1 TU 11 141 70 46 - S12 145 79 55 - TB 18 148 82 58 - Rainfall at Bacchus Marsh for the past 36 years. Year. Inches. Yearj Inches. 1880-23.39 1881-=16.77 1882-18.18 1883--16.49 1884-16.45 1885-18.36 1886-20.39 1887-23.87 1888-18.51 1889-23.88 1890-21.14 1891--26.14 (Flood year). 1892--21.78 1893-25.39 1894-22.40 1895-16.86 1896--23.47 1897-25.07 1898--12.54 (lowest). . 1899-21.60 1900-24.24 1901-21.45 1902-2014 1903-26.40 1904-18.66 1905--22.26 1906--21.97 1907-18.75 1908-12.86 1909-21.23 1910-21.65 1911--29.23 (highest) 1912--15.78 ° 1913-1607. 1914-14.60 1915-16.28
PYKE'S CREEK RESERVOIR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 15 January 1916
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. 11ift. 2in. 510 acre feet. LAST WEEKLY RETURN. 17ft?: 3in. 1050 acre feet. Present output-44 cubic feet per second. Last week-44 cubic feet per second. Water deliveries week ending Jan. 8:-Water Rights, 221 acre ft.; Sales, 31 ac. fht; Urban and Stock and Domestic, 13 ac. ft.; total, 265 acre feet.
RED CROSS FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 15 January 1916
RED CROSS FUND. The. hon. Sec. (Miss Beatrice W. Anderson) acknowledges, with thanks: Darley Brick Kiln Employees (10th fortnightly instalment) 10/; Mrs. W. Allain, 5/. Goods donated-Myrniong Society,. 4 pairs socks, 2 scarfs, 2 helmhnets. Socks, Mesdames J. M. Morton, T. H. Pearce, W. E. Ramsey, Misses Agnes Dugdale, Raby Urquhiart, N. Pearce, -Bene Dugdale, Molly Mor ton, Alice Grant, Belle Morton and M. I. Pearce. Scarf, Mrs. W. Grant Morton. Notepaper, envelopes and pencils, Mrs. J. Wills. Old linen, Mrs. R. Dugdale. Sugar bags, Mes dames Jas. Urquhart, W. Kerr. Books, Miss Unsworth, Jim Urquhart. 6 tins milk, Mrs. H. Kerr. Sent away this week-25 shirts, 44 pairs socks, 2 scarfs, 6 tins milk, books, old linen and sugar bags. . Myrniong gifts.-Mrs. Cresswell, envelopes; Gerald Shanahan, 6 handkerchiefs; Rose Shanahan, Mag gie Shanahan, note paper and en velopes; Mrs. T. Myers, socks; Mrs. Carter, 5/. Mr. J. A. Johns received a post card this week froni a soldier at Heliopolis, ac...
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 15 January 1916
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. Ballarat Central Club will visit Bacchus Marsh on Saturday next, 22nd inst. to play against the local Club. The following have been sel ected to play for Bacchus Marsh J. G. Wells, J. K. Brown, G: W. McFarland, W. D. Hogan (Capt.) T. Heath., F. R. Manning, J. A. Johns, H. G. Canmpbell (Capt.) W. Mitchell, R. H. Dugdale, H. H. Blight. M. Butterfield (Capt.) W. E. Ramsey, W. Williams, A. G. Crisp, P. F. Emmett. (Capt.) A ladies' and gent's combined doubles tournament will commence on Tuesday next 18th inst. A pre liminary round ,is now being played to reduce the number of gentlemen to sanie number of ladies.
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 15 January 1916
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. The following have - responded from Bacchus Marsh and district: W. Allan. Win. 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. ChippindallH, 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, Wmin. 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. Herder. James Kennelly, A. J. Knight. Henry Lay, Chas. Lyle, Hugh Lockwood, Peter Leitch, Juno. Camp 1)bell Low. Alex. Murdoch (killed), William Morton (w). Gooee. 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,...
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 15 January 1916
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. SMrs. T. H. Pearce, of the Bacchus Marsh Red Cross Society, has re= ceived the following letter from an Officer at the Front: No. 3 Australian General Hos pital, Mudros, 24.10.15. Madam, Whilst lying in the above Hospital, suffering from enteric, and a strained heart, it turned out bitterly cold, and I asked the Sister if she could give nle a pair of socks to keep my feet warm, and she gave me a pair with a note from you. inside. I am not an Australian, but a New Zea lander, but as we have been so closely allied . in our fighting, we treat one another as brothers. I regret that the socks are not being used as you desire-namely, to as sist in marching, but they are just as well appreciated, after having had frozen feet for about three hours, not liking to ask the Sister, as it seems such a trivial complaint. I was five months at Anzac, and was sent down here for a spell, and was promptly pdt into the Hospital, but I hope to get back within a fort night. I am afraid...
BRITAIN'S DECADENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 15 January 1916
BRITAIN'S DECADENCE. "Britain is a decadent nation." Bernhardi. You named us decadent-a worii-out race. Whose place among the strong and brave is lost; -: And wantonly, armed cap a-pied; at headlong. pace, Our path of peace, our quiet life you crossed. Through four decades you schooled yourself to think Your Teuton was of men the sup er-man; Destined to rule the earth from brink to brink, As home-ruled by your Prussian Junker clan. So for the nations in cold arrogance You digged a pit profound and wide as hell; Into whose depths, for our undoing wrought, Blinded by hate and lust for power you fell. For hot revolt in the strong tide of blood That pulses through the heart of every race, Whose soul aspires to freedom; or is free, Impels the blows to-cday that smite your face. Belgian, Frank, Slav and Briton; last, not least, Italia's gallant sons unite- to rush, And cast to his self-made abyss the beast Who seeks the' freedom of a world to crush. And you, most puissant, murder waging l...
ROWSLEY RED CROSS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 15 January 1916
ROWSLEY RED CROSS. The Hon. Sec. (Mrs. Sharland) acknowledges, with thanks: Goods lonated-Mrs. Brydon, 7 pilJowslips, parcel old linen; Mrs. V. Dubout, linen bag, packet jelly crystal, books; Mrs. Simmions, books; May Manly, pair cuffs ; Friend, 7 cuLshions books; Mrs.i M. Kerr, 3 pair Slip)pers; .Una Shiar land 1 pair slippers. Donated by' Miss Greene, Cross, raffled by Miss Uina- Sharland, and won by Master Geoffery Dubout, £4/i /. 7th monthly. instalmnents:- Miss M. Greene, Mrs. Sharland, Lyle, L. Dubout, Davidson, P. Morris,' Miss J. Brydon, M. Booth, Mr. A. David son, 4/ each; Mrs. Pace, 2/6; Ruth erford, 6/. Sent away.-20 pair socks, 4 pair slippers, 6 towels, 33 pillowslips, 8 sheets, 3 scarfs, 2 -washers, 1 pair pyjamas, 2 pairs cuffs, 4 slhirts, old linen, 1 packet jelly crystal, books. Sent to the rench Red Cross Fund-£4/1/. Balance sheet for half ?ear end ing Dec. 31st, 1915 -Contributions and donations, £60/0/6. Expendi ture-£41/8/3; balanice in- hand, £1.8/12/3; total, ...
"WE MUST WIN." [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
"WE MUST WIN." "We did not provoke the war; we were not prepared for it; but now that it has been forced upon , us, we are going to see it out to the bitter end. We are going to win. We must win. We shall win. Whether we win soon or late de pends entirely upon ourselves. There is. but one way ill which we can succeed, and that is by throwing in all our resources, by gathering up with the least possible* delay every man that is fit and free to take his place in the fighting line."- Mr. WI. Hughoes, Prime Minister of Aus tralia. "I[ le elae these shores confident thhat the people of Australia will re sponid liflly to the appeal of the Government for trbboops; and that the tioopsi of Britain, the .Dominions, and our Allies will achieve a co;n pletc and final victory."-Mr. W. Hluglhes, Prime Minister of Aus tralia. To pioduce better horses first of all uise better sires. Pure-bred stal lions of good breeding and individ ual excellence should be used. There is no place in a modern, scien...
CONCRETE FEEDING FLOORS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
CONCRETE FEEDING FLOORS. Man seems to have gotten it into his head that tihe hog prefers dirty quarters to clean ones. This idea has prevailed largely because of .the fact that very few of us have ever given the hog an opportunity to stay in anything except a dirty place. The hog likes to lie down in water but he prefers to lie down in clean water to a dirty: mud hole, popular opinion to the contrary not withstariding. The average feeding place for hogs is a dirty place, and it isn't good business for this to be the case. A hog is naturally not a very clean animal, but that is all the more reason why we should make his eating and sleeping quarters as clean as can be done economically. For economical reason:s, as well as Eor giving the Ihogs as clean quarters as possible, it !will pay for each farm to have a small concrete floor for feeding -hogs. This can be very cheaply constructed in any conven ient place and so sloped that water will drain off. Many hog growers practice this meth...
THE MAN FROM COLORADO. The Driver and the Passenger. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
THE MAN FROM? COLORADO. The Driver and the Passenger. As we left Sa.ndy Gulch for Rising Sun there were six male passengers m go by the coach, and the route was over the mountains and full of chan ces of disaster. T'he driver came out from breakfast as soon as the coach was isady, and looking about on the passengers he selected a small, pale faced man and invited him to climb up' beside him. While the pale-faced man was climbing up. the driver whispered to the rest of us: "I picked him out in order to scare him to death. You fellows will set a heap of fun before we've gone ten miles!" Two minutes west of the gulch the road made a sudden turn, with a shee, fall of a hundred feet down to Wild Cat Ci-eek, and the driver put his hor ses to the gallop and said to the man: "We may get round all right, or we may fetch up down below. Hold yer 'treath and say yer prayers!" The passenger made no move and did not change countenance, and, aft er making the course all right, the iriver rather in...
PYKE'S CREEK RESERVOIR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
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. 8ft·. 3in. 320 acre feet. LAST WEEKLY RETURN. llft. 2in. 510 acre feet. Present output-3 cubic feet per sccond; last week, 44 cubic feet, per second. ?Water deliveries for week ending Jan. 15:-Under Water Rights, 46 ac.. ft., Sales, 16 ac. ft., Urban and Stock and Domestic, 13 ac. ft.; total, 75 acre feet.
Smoking in Winter. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
Smoking in Winter. A physician of note asserts thal smoking has a worse effect on most people in winter than in summer, and he advises all smokers who find their health and mental faculties impaired In winter for no apparent reason to accept tobacco as the explanation, and-to cut down their smoking dur. ing the colder months; Tobacco, he says, is a very powerful drug, and cannot, be. consumed in large quanti: ties without affecting the heart. It must be remembered that during the winter the heart has a great deal more work to do.than in.summer, for the cold causes the blood vessels to become small and pinched. It is thus less able to bear. the eixtra strain .pu* n It by smoking.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 22 January 1916
A heavy:,downpour of rain is much required for stock water, &c. Work at the weir is now nearing completion, and it is expected that they will be finished about June next. The contractors have had re markably favourable weather during the progress of the work. Siunday last was one of the hottest nays we haIve had this season, and a repetition is not required. It; registered 104 degrees, and the north wind blowing all day was like off a furniace. It is surprising to see four horse loads of hay trotting along the new road, in order to be first at the mill in the morning, so as to save wait ing. Metsrs. Fhiprell & Sons, of Melton Park, are going to bore for water. The plant is now on tihe ground, and shouldk they be.fortunate enough to strike a .supply of good stock water, it will much enhance 'the value of the property. It is in tended to put the bore down in sucli a position that it will supply three or four paddocks. We trust the. venture -will be successful. Messrs. ...