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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 February 1916
DEAT'H. LIDGETT.--On the 3rd February, 1916, at private hospital, Melbourne, James Lidgett, of Greendale, Vie., aged: 81 years., IN MEMORIAM. MoLAcHLA?.-In fond and loving remem brance of our darling baby, Jack Rit. ohie, who' died Feb. 7th, 1915. In serted by his sorrowing parents sTX [stab!l/ked 1805O SATURDAY, February 5, 1916.
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. Readings for 24 hours on dates specified Week ending February 3, 1916. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 February 1916
Bacchus Marsh. Observation Station. Readings for 24 hours on dates speoified Week ending February 8, 1916. e Max, I Max, Min. Rain Date. in sun in shade. in shade. fall. F. 28 104 68 50 88 8. 29, 141 -68 51 15 Bu. 80 135 68 53 10 M. 81i 141 74 51 1 u 11, 147 , 80. 54. 2 W. 2 162. [ 93" 60 i1 T 8S 150 78 58 5 The 144 points rainfall last week end relieved the position for stock and domestic. supply, which was get ting low. It was also of benefit to the lucerne, maize, and potato crops, more especially as irrigation water is unobtainable. Rainfall for January, 191. points; Jan., 1915, 134. points.
PYKE'S CREEK RESERVOIR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 February 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. 6 feet. LAST WEEKLY RETURN. 7ft. 280 acre feet. Preseut output-3.8 cubic feet per second; last week, 3.8 cubic feet per second.
ROWSLEY RED CROSS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 February 1916
ROWSLEY RED CROSS. .The Hon. Sec. (Mrs. Sharland) acknowledges, with thanks: Goods donated-Mrs. Brydon, twoq pillows, 2 cushions, old linen; Mrs. M.-Kerr, 5 pairs slippers; Miss G. Dickie, 2 pairs Asippers; Miss Sis. Kerr, 3 pair slippers; Mrs. L. J)u bout,. paii slippers; Friend, 4 cush ions, packet cards; Mrs. Reed, 2 pillowslips, 2' packets jelly crystals; Mrs. Rutherford, :books; Miss Bry don,. envelop es and paper, Donated, by Friend tea' cosey, raf fled by Miss Una' Sharland, won by iMr. R. Hunter, £1/5/6, 8th monthly instalments; - Miss Molesworth Greene, Mrs. Sharland, Lyle, Davidson, P. Morris, Mr. A. Davidson, Miss J: Brydon, Miss K. Booth, 4/ each;- Mrs. Rutherford. 6/; Mrs, Pace, 2/6; Mrs. Reed, (2 months) 8/;- Mrs. V. Dubout,' 4/; iMrs. M. Kerr, 5/; Mrs. Templeton, 4/. Miss Molesworth Greene, £2, to purchase wool. Sent away-22 pairs socks, 10 shirts, 8 suits pyjamas, 14 handker chiefs, 2 sheets, 8 scarfs, 2 pairs cuffs, 2 knitted caps, 6, cushions, 2 pillows, 2 banddges...
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 February 1916
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. The hon. Sec. (Miss Beatrice W. Anderson) acknowledges, with thanks: Goods donated-Socks, Mrs. H. :Hodgson, Misses N. Pearce, G. W. Anderson, Agnes Dugdale, Elsie Ramsey, H. White, Mollie Morton, May Dugdale. Quilt squares, Mur iel Dugdale, Elsie Morton, Marjorie Dugdale. Sugar bags, Friend. Packs of cards, Mrs. J. McLachlan. Books, Miss Unsworth, ..... Sent away this. week-19 shirts, 41 pairs socks, 9 quilt squares, 3 washers,. 2 packs cards, books. Sent away in January-147 shirts, 139 pairs socks, 18 tins milk, 6 scarfs, 2 pairs 'cuffs, 1 pair mittens, 19 washers, 4 caps, 4 packets cigar ettes, 2 towels, books,: sugar bags, old linen. Myrniong list-LGifts, 3 washers, Sadie and Lila Clark; 6 handker chiefs, Gerald Slianahan; 2 squares, Rose Shanah.hai' 2 sq.arte, Jea.i CrIsswell.;, 1aizina, M1s.$T.j Myers; paper and envelopes, M. Shanahan. List of goods sent away from Men's Branch-9 deck chairs. 3 pairs crutches, 1 back rest, 1 stool, 3 s...
"WEAR THE KING'S KHAKI." [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 February 1916
"WEAR THE KING'S KHAKI." "Come with me, men, and I will show you a game better than all the football matches ever you saw; a thousand times better than all the fights you may have seen at the Stadium, because you will be able to take part in it, and that is what every true Australian glories in. It is all very well for people to say that Australia is safe; Australia is not safe. She is only in the posi tion she is to-day because of the British flag, and the part the Navy has played. If England should lose in this great struggle, where will we be? The fact that Germany has since the beginning of the war in creased her territory and population by nearly 50 per cent. should be shfficient for you to realise that we have-not won the -var. Those whom you have sent away are not fighting for fighting sake-they are fighting for you young ihen who remain at home. We want you.. Will you come? I know the urgency, and do not hesitate to ask you .to put 'on the finest clothes ever worn- the King'...
THERE IS NO CHOICE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 February 1916
THERE IS NO CHOICE. ' There is no choice, ng The path lies straight and clear, The path that duty bids us tread D' to-day. What right have we to idly linger at here, fat While others bleed in yonder no battle fray ? Wheire other men, fair Freedom's cause uphold, ht And keep the ,flag of :Empire wav ing high. The path leads onward, ever clear and bold, t1s There is no ehoice, Tis duty; do or die! al- There is no choice, ºer Unless your choice be this: Go hide afar from yonder lines of es, steel, -T. Where no war-sounds may come to o- mar your bliss, And wait the favouring turn. of "u fortune's wheel, se Then creep from out your warrior iss guarded nest, le; To share in rights retained where war is plied, n Rejoicing in a world of peace and to rest. L If thus you choose, Then, recreant, go and hido! Oe :There is no choice, Our Country calls aloud For men of warrior-breed for her to fight. ag The day .is dark 'neath grim war's on murky cloud. But, still, there gleams afar the d- beacon...
TOOLERN VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 February 1916
TOOLERN VALE. . (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The rainfall for the week, 181 points, was a very welcome addi tion to the almost depleted stock of water on hand. ,iTanks are nearly all full, and the creek has been run ning since Friday. A full supply is now assured till the end of March, at least. Mr. V. R. Davey informs me that the Rutherglen fly pest is not now 'nearly so bad, having reached an other stage in its life history. Ants are very troublesome among the bee hives, this year.. 'The Melbourne Gun Club is pub lishing in its next Calendar an "Honor Roll" of shooters ivho have enlisted. Toolern Gun Club has supplied four-W. McGregor (killed in action), W. G. Hogg (on active service in Egypt), W. Burton (on his way to 'the Front), R. J. Mac Pherson (in Engineers' Camp, Syd ney), and W. Johansen .(not accep ted for service). In many clubs the numbers are so reduced that it has been decided to postpone the competitions for a time.
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 February 1916
RIFLE SHOOTING. The members of the Bacchus Marsh club are notified that target', will be available for practice to-day. In future, members are requested to -bring their own ammunition on to the range. 'On Saturday next, 12th inst., there will be *a competitiion over the 500 and 60Q yards ranges for .a trophy. On Saturday, 9,tlh unst.,. the Bal I4n Club will pay a visit, and fire a match, .at 500 and 600 yards. The Gisborne club has asked for a match, and a date is being ar raniged.
PRIVATE SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 February 1916
PRIVATE SALES. Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co., Bacchus Marsh, report the following private sales during January: Dugdalo & Linsdell, 30 bullocks, 22 cows; R. Edols, 20 fat cattle; D. Meehan, .7 fat cows; W. J. Andrew, 20 fat cows, 4 bullocks, and 199 fat sheep ; Glenmore Pty. Ltd., 80 fat sheep; L. A. Fairbairn, .4 Merino rams; W, P. Robertson, Border Lei cester ram ; T. -and; -J.. Bence, Lin coln ram; MA's, J. Scott,. draught gelding, 2yrs., ditto, 1 year. PROPERTIES. Account Thos. Edwards, Bacclhus Marsh, his homestead property, com prising 27- acres, to Mr. H. J. Val lence,. of Maddingley, at £17 per acre. Also, his paddock of 371 acres, at £16/10/ per acre; to Messrs. J. and C. Watson of "Woodside," Bac chus Marsh. Account Mrs. J.. S. Lyle, Bacchus Marsh, Lot .17 of Manor House Estate, Bacchus Marsh, to Miss Ellen Meehan, of South Melbourne; at £31. Property at Mt. Blackwood, known as Wilkie's Morrison's property, to Mr. Geo. Muir, of Bacchus Marsh. We also diaw a...
MELTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Friday, Jan. 28. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 February 1916
MELTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Friday, Jan. 28. ORDINARY meeting. Present--rs. Robinson. (President), Hornbuckle,, Browne, Greene, Howell, Leake, Minns, McPherson. The Country Roads "Board noti fled that accounts amounting to £1154/11/6 and £512113/6 were available for payment.-Collected. The Public Works Department (per Hon. A. R. Robertson, M.L.A.) aclknowledged application for special grant toii'ards roads leading to Mel ton and Digger's Rest railway sta tions. The Public Works Department approved of an extra £1/1/ to Audi tor for increased work on Country Roads Board accounts. C. A. Cullinan complained of bad state of Wilson's lane, Diggei"s Rest.-To be notified provision for some construction had been made. Shire of Keilor advised that they had decided to ask the Minister to carry out his original proposals, viz., to add two Ridings of Melton Shire to Keilor, the other to Braybrook;. therefore atley would not attend the proposej conference.-Recei--ed. The Public Works Department wrote r...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 February 1916
THURSDAY, 10th Feb. Bacchus Marsh Market. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co. will Sell, in the Corporation Yards, Bacchus Marsh, on the above date, starting at 11.30 a.m.- 100 HEAD OF CATTLE. Comprising: MILKERS and SPRINGERS. Fat, Store and Young Cattle. SHEEP. Including several small drafts of Ewes and Fat Lambs. PIGS and Sundries. Next Bacchus Marsh Sale THURSDAY, March 9th, 1916. WEDNESDAY Feb. 16 CLEARING SALE AT "WOOD SIDE," DARLEY. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co., under in- structions from Mr. M.Keily, wh0 &nbsp; is leaving the district, will Sell by Public Auction at his property, "Woodside," Darley, Bacchus Marsh, at 1 p.m. - The Whole of his HORSES, CAT= TLE, FARM IMPLEMENTS, and &nbsp; SUNDRIES:- &nbsp; CATTLE - 10 DAIRY COWS, in milk. 2 Heifers, 2yrs. 5 Heifer Calves. HORSES - Draught Gelding, 6yrs. Draught Mare, 4yrs. Light Mare (in foal). 2 Light Fillies, 2 and 3 years. 2 Yearlings (1 draught and 1 light). IMPLEMENTS - McCormi.k &nbsp; Reaper a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 February 1916
ATTACK SUDDENLY. Colic and diarrhoea always at tack suddenly and must be stopped promptly. Consider the suffering that must be endured until a phys ician arrives or medicine can be ob tained. Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy gives immediate relief and it seldom takes more than a couple of doses to completely check the attack. Sold :by W. Grant Morton, B:s chus Marsh, and A. Comben & Co. Werribee. MERRIMU HOUSE. Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh. First-class Accommodation for Boarders and Week end Visitors. Beds. and Meals. Free Stabling. Terms Moderate. A. PLATT, Proprietress. [A Card.] Mr. CECIL PINCUS, L.D.S. (Vic.), B.D.Sc. (Univ. of Melb) SURSEON DENTIST Of "Seaview," 73 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. May be consulted at the A.B.C. Tea Rooms, Ryan's Corner, BACCHUS MARSH. Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays. Hours-11 a.m. till 4 p.m. Intending patients are requested to leave- notice at the rooms. .Miss MURPHY, MAIN STREET, BACCHUS - MARSH. FOR BEST CONFECTIONERY, FANCY GOODS, TOY...
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, Feb. 7. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 February 1916
!:_tBALLAN'SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, Feb. 7. ORDINARY meeting. - Present-Ors. Stewart (Pjesident) Myers, Evans, *Goudie, Ferguson, Ford, Cameron, Clarke, Hamilton, Inglis, Flack, and Winier. - The President welcomed "the new member for Blackwood," or the East Riding, Cr. Inglis, who had youth and vigor on his side. He was sure Cr. Inglis' services would -be of value to the Riding and the Shire generally.-Cr. Inglis ex pressed his thanks, and said he did not intend to confine his energies to the East Riding, but would work for the whole Shire. The Country Roads Board wrote that it could not grant permission to call tenders for works on the Mt. Wallace road, owing to the financial position.-Cr. Cameron said it was what they expected.-Received. The Board also approved of the acceptance of D. Wheelahan's tender for the supply of 300 yards of spalls for Daylesford road, at £51. -Received. J. W. Tohnie, Vermin Destruc tion Inspector, called attention to rabbits in culvert opposite allots. 17...
COMING EVENTS: [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 February 1916
COMING EVENTS: Saturday, March 18.---St. Patrick's Day sports, Bacchus Marsh. Saturday, 'April 8, 1916.-Bacchus Marsh Horticultural show. Novel Rat Trap.-Fill a large stone jar, lard can, or any other vessel, 18 or 20 inches deep, half full of -water. Cover the water with an inch layer of sawdust. Put a piece of paper on top of this, and on the paper put any scraps of food that rats like. Place a chair or box near the can, with a few crumbs scattered around the top in order to attract the rats, and enable them to see the bait in the can. This has been tried again and again and found absolutely efficac= ious.
PICKLES FOR WINTER. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 February 1916
PICKLES FOR WINTER. Ripe Tomato Relish.-One peck of tomatoes peeled and chopped. Let drain overnight in a colander, in morning add six chopped onions of ordinary size, two bunches of chopped celery, two tablespoons of mustard seed, one tablespoon of cel ery seed, four chopped red peppers, one-half cup of salt, six cups of brown sugar, and six cups of cider vinegar. Mix all together and seal in jars without heating. Chili Sauce.-Twelve large ripe tomatoes, four ripe or green peppers (remove seeds from peppers), two onions, two tablespoons of salt, one tablespoon of cinnamon, one cup of sugar, three cups of vinegar. Peel tomatoes and onions and chop finely. Boil one and a half houi's, bottle and seal hot. Green Tomato Pickle.- Eight quarts green tomatoes, sliced thin, sprinkle with salt and let stand overnight. Slice a dozen onions and boil with the tomatoes in vinegar two hours with four ounces of white mustard seed, four ounces ground mustard, one-half ounce of celery seed, ounce of...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 February 1916
On Sunday, Feb. 13th inst., Har vest Thanksgiving services will be held at Christ Church, Melton. This day may be called "The Farmers' Festival," and gifts of farm pro duce of all descriptions are asked for, to be sent to the Church not later than to-day. These will later on be forwarded to the Diocesan Mission to the streets and lanes of the City. There will be special music, and the choir will sing the anthem, "O,. give thanks unto the Lord." There will be a children's service at 3 in the afternoon, and the preacher at 11 and 7.30 will be the Ven. Archdeacon Hindley, Arch deacon of Melbourne. The recent rain is accountable for the grenn tinge that now exists. The grass seeds are buirsting the ground up. The farmers are now employed ploughing and cultivating their land for seeding time. Rainfall for the wcbek, 5 points. It is wondorful to see the box thorn bushes' now covered with green leaves. A fortnight ago they had not one on them, all were gone with the heat and wind. The rece...
PYKE'S CREEK RESERVOIR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 February 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. 5ft. 240 acre fect. LAST. WEEKLY RETURN. 6 feet. 260 acre feet. Present output-2 cubic ft. per second; last week-4 cubic ft. per second.