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PRIME MINISTER HUGHES APPEALS FOR MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 February 1916
PRIME: MINISTER HUGHES APPEALS FOR MEN. "We appeal to the men of fight ing age in this country to enlist in the Australian army. We have now had over 16 months of war, and we have learned a lesson which has burned itself in the hearts of the most indifferent and apathetic of us all. The present position is one which it would be well for us to look at carefully, and in .detail, for there are some men. yet who live in a world of illusion. Their num ber is few, but it must be disturbed at all hazards. These gentlemen think that all is yet very well. But what is the position? . .... The war is coming step by step nearer and nearer to our shores. Hitherto, by the blessing of God, and by the might of the British Navy, we have been wholly spared the frightful horrors of war; but the position is one which must give every man who loves his country pause. We are arrayed against the greatest military nation the world has ever seen-a nation which, if it succeeds, will, as surely as night follow...
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 February 1916
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. 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, Clhas. 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, H. Dawson, Charles Edwards, Roy Edwards, Wm. B. Edwards (one family), Reg inald Evans, W. Edgerton, Clarence Earl. Alf. Farrow (wounded), Alf. Fair bank, W. Finnon. Arthur Gladman, R. T. Grant, J. Graham, W. Guilfoyle. Arthur Hine (killed), Thomas Hawkins, "Jack" Hamimond, W. T. Horder, A. W. T. Hine. 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, T...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 February 1916
DEATH. MANLY. - Passed peacefully away, at his residence, Rowsley, Feb. 8th, Thomas, retired farmer, eldest son of the late Thomas and M. A. Manly, beloved husband of the late Juliana Manly, and dearly beloved father of Thomas, Mrs. J. E. Sloss, William, Mrs. John Sloss (Queensland), late John G., Henry J., and Joseph M., in his 79th year. Col- onist of 71 years. Deeply mourned. THE MELTON EXPRESS. Established 1905. SATURDAY, February 12, 1916.
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 February 1916
BACCHUS MARSH. Tenders are invited for the lease of the farm known as Rutherford's, near the Rowsley railway station, and now occupied by Messrs. West Bros. Tenders close on Thursday, 24th inst. Tenders close on Thursday next, 17th inst., for the lease of the Bac- chus Marsh Racecourse reserve, for grazing purposes only. Poison your rabbits on Wednes- day next, 16th inst., the day set apart for simultaneous action against the vermin. The Bacchus Marsh Shire Council will meet on Monday next, 14th inst. Neighboring Shires have let contracts for the supply of spalls for maintenance work, to be carried out under the Country Roads Board Act. It is time Bacchus Marsh Shire made some move in a similar direction. The programme for the Bacchus Marsh St. Patrick's day sports is advertised this week. The gather- ing will be held in the showgrounds on Saturday, 18th March. Entries for the handicap events close on 4th March. A committee meeting of the Bac- chus Marsh Horticultutral Society was h...
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 19 February 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, J. Boyd.. Frank Crook, Webb Crook, Chas. 'rook, Jas. Robt. Crook (one family) William Clark, J. R. Calderwood, W. G. Chippindall, R. Croton (w.), James. osgrove, W. Cook, Henry Hodson Campbell, Walter Crouch, Edwin Cobham, R. Coates. Norman David Davidson, Alex. Durward, Leslie Davis, H. Dawson, Charles Edwards, Roy Edwards, Win. B. Edwards (one family), Reg nald Evans, W. Edgerton, Clarence Joseph Earl. Alf. Farrow (wounded), Alf. Fair bank, W. Finnon. Arthur Gladman, R. T. Grant, J. 3raham, W. Guilfoyle. Arthur Hine (killed), Thomas Hawkins, '"Jack" Hammond, W. T. Horder, A. W. T. Hine. 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. Moo...
BACCHUS MARSH POST OFFICE [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 19 February 1916
BACCHUS 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 7p.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 Paroel Post mails clo'se 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. Ballarat--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:- Melbouirne-9.10 a.m., 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-9.10 a.m. Balliang-5.15 P.m.
BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. Monday, Feb. 14. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 19 February 1916
BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. Monday, Feb. 14. ORDINARY meeting. Present-Crs. D. Robertson (President), M. R. Greene, W. Grant Morton, P. Pur dell, C. L. T. Alkemade, G. F. Ram sey, H. Meikle,, J. Kerr, J. A. Brown, Department of Public Works notified Hon. A. R. Robertson that £20,0 had been allotted for Bal liang, road, providing the Coupcil spent £200 additional.-Hon. A. R. Robeitson wrote that hlie had so many things to attend to just be fore lie left for. Gippsland that the matter was overlooked for the last Council meeting.-Received, as the Council had dealt with a similar let ter last meeting. The Bendigo Chamber of Com merce asked co-operation in a pro test against the misuse of public money on the Parliamentary picnic to Gippsland.-Cr. Alkemade moved support.-Cr. Purceh seconded.-Crs. Greene and Morton.moved letter be received.-Motion for support car ried, 5 for, 4 against. Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co. wirote that the water trough at the Corporation saleyards required re n...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 19 February 1916
St. PATRICK'S SPORTS BACCHUS MARSH. Saturday, March 18, 1916. In the Showgrounds. C. F. Hegarty,- President. Proceeds in aid .of St. Bernard's School. Judges- Bicycle Races- C. F. iHegaity, Dr. T. B. Ryan, P. A. McFarlane. Foot Races---J. G. Wells, M. Dowling, P. F. Emmott. Horses -H. Densley. Dancing--M. Glee son and J. Cunining. Stewards-Bicycle Races-M. Dow ling, D. McGrath, W. J. Lindsay, Mi. Green, W . D. Hogan, J. Copper, E. Whelan, W. Grant Morton, J. J. Barry. . Foot Races--J. Markham., E. Taylor,. E. Whelan, W. J: Lind say, Mi. Vallence, J. Cooper, T. Rey nolds. Horse Events--J. McGr'ath, J. Whclaii, E. Whelan, M. Keily, W. G. Hegarty, J. B. Doherty, H. SO'Hagan, i\. Dowling. Olther Events --S. Crowe, T. Reynolds, E. Taylor, J. Markham, M. Keily, M. Green, J. Reynolds, A. Lo-ve, J. O'Connor, T. Heagncy. J. Vallence. Dancifig Stewards--- J. J. Barry, J. McNamara, J. W. Tolmic. Clerk of Course--A. Burbidge. Measurcer of Poliies-C. F. Hog arty. lHandicLppers-Foot Races--J. P. ...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 19 February 1916
At Messrs. McPhail's Melton mar ket on Saturday, 4th March, there 'will be a sale of Crown land, being 154 acres of the Exford estate, held by the late Jolhn Kennedy. Particu lars are advertised. Full particulars are adv-ertised of the clearing sale to be held at Messrs. West Bros., near Rowsley railway station on Wednesday, 23rcd' inst. Messrs L .::A. Fairbairrr-:& Co. will conduct th6 sale. Owing to tilhe low price of hay, there is not muchl doing at the chaff mills it present. . Messrs. Dixon Bios, are nbow pro ceeding 'with, the 1reerecotion of Bai rie's :chiaff mill on :to thei oxxn' mills. : : - : ..- -: : : .Recruiting Sergeanit S. -1. Bowers arrived on Wednesday. eveiing !ast, and will proceed with enlistmenits as soon as .:vei.xtiiig.is in oider. He knows heh dis trit ?i-l; and:most of the people in it.- HRe should have no trouble in iiiducing' the y oung men of.the distriict,to enlist, as their services aire required fo thle defence of the Empire.; Services for Sti...
RAINFALL REPORTS. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 19 February 1916
RAINFALL REPORTS. To the Editor of the Express. Dear Sir,-As one who takes an. interest in your district, I would be glad if you could see your way to endeavor to 'have the local rain fall reportsforwarded to the Weather Bureaft, at frequent intervals. On several occasions, on looking over the rainfall reports in the daily papers, I have failed to find any re port? tromn Bacchus Marsh. I am sure; the rain does fall there some times! -Trusting that this matter ill- .receive your consideration. Yours: tiuly, EDWARD WATSON. -Nooerim' Road, East Caulfield. [:Tiines ~ vithout number we have endeav-;oured 'to secure the insertion of Baiceihus Marsh rainfall, returns in te :official list published in the Melbourine daily papers. The rea on 01ialways givenn by the" Weather Bureau ??vas that Ballai rainfall was takei.n: as a guide for the circle into wlich the district "was divided. The absuidity of this is only too appar ent, as Balln is- 1.4- miles distant, anld 1,33 feet -higher above sea...
PYKE'S CREEK RESERVOIR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 19 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. Ilbight ori Guage Volume. -,ft.. tin. 120 acre: eet. LAST WEEKLY RETURN: 5ft. __ 240 acre feet. 'Present outputl-2 cubic feet per second; last week, 2 cubic feet per second.
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 19 February 1916
.BACCHUS MARSH. Tenderrs are invited for the iease of the farm known as Rutherford's, near the Rowsley railway station, and now occupied by Messrs. West Bros. TeInders close on Thursday, .24th inst. The members of the Port Phillip Steve-lores' Association will hold thleir annual picnic in 3'Jaddingley Parkl to-day. Special trains will convey the passengers from Mel bourne. "The Ba'idelbarg Brass Band is ex pected to play in Maddingley Park on Sunday, 5th March. A collection will be taken in aid -of the local Red Cross fund. Horses for Army puli'poses wantedC Tiwo, buyers., for the Defence ' De paitment will attenid at the Corpo*r ation .Yirds, .' Bacchlus Marsh,.. on Tuesday week, 29th ins?t., at 2"p.m., .and"att Ballan, 10 a.ni., same lay. Messrs. L. ~A. Fairbairn &Co. C ad vertise particulars. Ballan nmarket (Fairbairn'n) .on Thursday next. 24th inst. Messrs. McPhail Bros. "will hold their Bacchus Marsh market on Monday, 28th inst. St. iPatricjk's DIay- spor?s piro 'ti.anu...
BACCHUS MARSH. No. 64. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 19 February 1916
BACCHUS MARSH. By W. WILLIAMS, B.A. No. 64. July 29th, 1876. Bacchus Marsh agriculturally progressive. A para graph in "Leader" stated that Mr. Jeremiah Ryan, of Bacchus Marsh, challenged the owner of any other farm in the colony for £100 to compete against his farm. The tes timoiiy of the "Express" was that Mr. Ryan's. farm was a good one, and well managed, "from all we hear." Queries, August 5th, 1876. Dear, Sir,-Can you or any one tell me when we are going to have a good fall of rain, and plenty of grass? Can any one tell me if Mr. Ryan's challenge for £100 has been taken up ? Can any one tell me how and when the Bacchus Marsh Cavalry and V.R.A. dispute will be settled? Can anyone tell me how much but ter has been sent to Melbourne this week from Bacchus Mafsh? Can anyone tell me how many head of cattle have died of starvation with in the last two month's in Shire of Bacchus Marsh? Can anyone tell me do the officers of the B.M. Troop take their yearly allowance to pay for their u...
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, Feb. 17. (Before Messrs. W. Lyle and W. Grant, J.P's.) [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 19 February 1916
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, Feb. 17. (Before Messrs. W. Lvle anid W. Grant, J.P's.) Charles McVicar was granted a stage carriage licehse. Leslie Exell was proceeded against by the Railway Department for travelling between Melton and Bac chus Marsh in a first-class carriage with a second-class ticket, on 26th October last. Inspector Dean, of the Railway Department, said defendant's excuse was that he had got into the train in a hurry, after placing his bi cycle in the guard's, van. The guard's time sheet showed that the train stopped at Melton for 10 min utes. There was also plenty of room in the second-class carriages. Two letters had been sent to the defendant,- giving himn'the opportun ity to pay the excess fare (4d.) and no further action would be taken. These letters had been ignored, therefore he asked for a heavy pen alty, as it was public money they were dealing with, and a- public De partment -had been set at defiance. Win. Hopper, special checker, gave evidence in suppor...
The Peer and the Woman. Published by arrangement with Messrs. Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd [All Rights Reserved.] CHAPTER XLVIII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 19 February 1916
, dH iPS81 1111 8 W illli . --@----- BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM. Published by arrangemest with NMessrs. Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd [All Rights Reserved.] CHAPTER XLVI II.-Continued. Mr. Carlyon called yesterday, and as he saw me at the window and came straight in F was compelled to see him, though I could scarcely keep-still for nervousness .He knows no more than any of us'what has become of his cousin. "Bernard's all right,'" he declarel. "He knows how to take care of.-him-" self; and, besides, he's awfully fond of these m-sterious disappearances. Goes in for them regularly, you know. when he's bored, and saves all the bother of saying good-bye." Was he bored here, I" wonder? I think not, I had a great mind to tell Mr. Carlyon, but he looked so moody and different from his usual self that 1 scarcely liked to. And then. pier. haps, Bernard would not have liked it . My father knows everything. I could hot help telling him. He came in softly wh-en I was--in tears, I am afraid; and he ...