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MELTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Friday, Feb. 25. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
MELTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Friday, Feb. 25. ORDINARY meeting. Present-Crs. Robinson (President) Hornbuckie, Bubeck;' Greene, Howell, Leake, and iMinus. The President expressed sympathy with Cr. Howell on the sad death of his sister-in-law, through the Tas manian railway accident: and with Cr. Leake, on the death of his sister-in-law.-Both Crs. expressed their thanks. The Closer Settlemnient Board noti fied that a vote of £25, towards Ex ford road, was now available The Melbourne Hospital and In stitute for the Blind made their an nual appeals.-On the motion of Crs. Greene and Leake, the charity vote was allotted :-Melbourne Hospital, £5/5/; St. Vincent's, £3/3/, Child ren', £2/2/; Blind Asylum, £2/2;;. Womnen's, £1/1i/; Alfried £1/1/; Aus tin, £1/1/. Department of Agricultwure asked for name of lpierson suitable to cari'ry out the Topping'of Fruit-Act.-Mr. Geo. Minns to be recomniended. W. Thom, Rabbit. Inspector, noti fied necessity to lay poison on Kit son's reserve.-Daymen to attend. ...
MADDINGLEY PARK TRUSTEES REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
MADDINGLEY PARK TRUSTEES REPORT. On behalf. of the Trustees, I wish to thank the subscribers to the an nual appeal for th year: under re view. -, The subscriptions, with proceeds of Picture Sho«- for the same ob ject, amounted to £50/9/2. The Sports on Boxing Day were also very .successful, £57/4/8 being the net proceeds for the day. We sin cerely thank all who assisted to make these a success. During the year the amount of £50 (loaned without interest for two years by one of the Trustees) was repaid, and the total indebtedness reduced by £38/12/1. The Giandstand, which cost £260, is- entirely paid- for, and the Trus tees consider this a good achieve menit w ithout the aid of .a bazaar, which it was thought would be ne cessary to pay off. the cost incurred in its erection. The Trustees are -well satisfied withl .the orrlk of 'the inew Curator, Mr. Marchant, who has just com pleted his first year in the Park. Owing to the scarcity. of" water, the lake unfortunately dried up dur ing t...
The Peer and the Woman. Published by arrangement with Messrs, Ward, Lock & Co Ltd. [All Rights Reserved.] CHAPTER LII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
BY EC PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM, Published by arrangemeat with Meurem. Ward, Lock ,& Co Ltd. -([Alb Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER LIL.-Continued. "I tuew-- always knew. alas! that Marie had loved your father. Lord Alceston. When he preferred you, Cecile. that love,changed Into another feeling. How far Lord Acleston was to blame. I cannot tell. But Mari-" must have beliped herselluInjurd.- or she woutlI he verlia' e. nilrsedftber- fel ings through so many years and then concentrated them in an il!-fated scheme for revenge She had a brace let made like yours, Cecile She took bumble lodgings in Lojndon. and one night she sent him a. note telling him that his wife. Cecile, lived, and bidding him go to her at once. I-knew this. for 1 had followed her to London with the one hope of saving her honor and myself from shame I had taken my daughter with me in the last despair Ing hope that the sight of her child. whom she had never seen since baby hood. might soften her.' Suddenly there was a rus...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
Latest WAR News! : Stick to Your Gans, "MOSSY." Continue to FPire Out The Best Material, Latest Style, and Good Workmanship Which has taken.you to The Pront every time. S?- 'q Uir" ! ?U Wqp W7qp qJp'* fi W" q"h"IJ U 'P f ? 'Ip ?' "UU mP F? ~ ~,Grant Street, Ern. MOSS, The People's Tailor, ran Marsh SIO BR 8O. THE FORD SPECIALISTS Wish to inform the Residents of Bacchus Marsh and District that they are making every provision for the upkeep of this ' IPOPULAR CAR. FORD -CARS LATEST MODEL, Single Seater, Complete. ? Ditto Double Seater, Complete. • '?t.?--tqP"U""""M..?o.qPU'"II..II~"IIP"""I'TP ""I ?" 8GPM ""r"U'°"'qVly'p-,'l'"""NIPIP""'?"W""lp'?'lPT;'Ul"'qp-IP'' "'"" ," Please Remember All Cars ordered through US will have our Special Attention. This means a BIG SAVING to you for upkeep. SUPPORT LOCAL TRADE IT WILL PAY YOU WELL. IlWOT g3ros., Ford Agenc l " =`"MOTOR GARAGE, BAGOHUS MARSH. 'Phone 29. GLEN VALLEY -'TEA. or Fragrane and Valu .1 AGENTS Ge DIO E & SONS, Groeers, See...
SECOND THOUGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
SECOND THOUGHTS. "I have determined to die," he said as he entered the chemist's shop and brought his fist down on the counter with force enough to make the bottles dance. "I have resolved to make away with myself. Apothecary, mix me a powerful potion, which will fin ish my earthly career. Give me some thing against which antidotes are of no avail, and which the stomach pump is powerless to withdraw. Do you understand?" "Yes, sir," replied the chemist, as he took down a bottle containing some whitish powder. "This- is the strong. est poison known. I'll give you ten grains of it, which will be quite enough for. your purpose." The chemist, proceeded to weigh the piowder and wrap it up, saying as he, did so: "I would advise you to take the powder to your room, first being careful to make your will and do such other matters as you deem necessary, for after you have swallowed the po tion you will not be able to do any thing before it begins to take effect. Immediately on swallowing it, f...
GIVING CUPID A GENTLE HINT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
GIVING CUPID A GENTLE HINT. What a number of undesirable mar riages we hear about-that is, unde sirable from the parents' poinUtof view. A goodly number of fathers arid mothers are wondering how such can be prevented. A solution might be obtained by following the example of a gentleman we will call Mr. Blank His family consisted of himself, his wife, and six sons; and like a good many other fathers, he had never thought of the marriage subject till the mysterious manoeuvres of his eld. est son, a youth of twenty, began to make him uneasy. Hle learned the truth, not very ter rible it happened, but he saw that prompt action was required. From that moment till his youngest boy was married, he took good care that his wife should constantly bring girl. guests to the home; and such girls as would make suitable daughters.-in.o law. It was expensive, but It worked like e charm, and all his boys married well. 'You can't force love." be said, "but you can give it a strong hint." Merchant Tail...
WATER MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
WATER MEETING. Bacchus Marsh has held meetings of protest about its faulty and inad equate water supply from time im memorial. Another was held on Monday evening last, at ,hichll there was a goodl 'attendance,. considering the wet nightl which almhnost made tlhose who had suffered most forget there had been 'a water famine. Mr. Thomas Anderson was voted to the chair. Mr. R. H. Dugdale said the resi dents on the higher levels hdd a grievance. Prior to this rain, some of them had been without water for 20 days, and four days prior to that, 13 days with no supply. He had to pay stock and domestic rate as well as the ordinary3 water rate. .The way the Water Commission treated the people was something awful. The whole schemen was nothing but a "botch." ' The filth in the water channel would sicken a dog to look at. The water from this was run into the pipes for the supply of the town. and was a sure way.to spread disease: People should have their domestic supply before it was. used for i...
PYKE'S CREEK RESERVOIR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 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. Oft. 190 acre feet. LAST WEEKLY RETURN. 3ft. 80 acre feet. Present output nil.; last week, 2 cubic feet pei second. If machine grease gets on a gar ment when you are sewing, rub with common chalk, and the stain will disappear. ' '
BACCHUS MARSH. No. 66. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
.BACCHUS MAR'SH: By W. WILLA mS, B.A. -No. 66. Oct. 13. 1877. Mr. Inspector Sasse reported favourably to Edu cation Department respecting need of,: a school at Rowsley, and one would be shortly erected there, at a place known as Doat Hill. Mr. F: P. Boyle had been conducting a school at Rowsley for some months, and :it was added that about 50 children would attend the new school. Nov. 3. 1877. Mr. David Rob ertson, of Lyle's Creel:,. obtained a 221b. fleece of unwashed wool from one of his Leicester rams. The length, of staple shown to us was .13 inches. Who would believe that organ inanufacture ever existed in the Marsh, but it was so in 1877, and strange to say, that Mr. John Camp bell, who was engaged in building an organ had no practical know ledge of organ building. He had succeeded in getting the instrument so far completed that tunes could be played upon it, but hlie was com pelled to abandon the undertaking for want of funds. The organ was of large size, and was said to be c...
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
B3ACCHUS MARSH MARKET. Messrs. McPhail Bros. & Co. held their usual sale on Monday last, 28th 'ult., 'when' an average yarding of stock was penned, including some prime fat cattle. Prices were ex tremiely good for everything sub mitted, practically a total clearance being effected. Springers, forward, miade to £18, for onie of Mr. Geo. F. Ramsey's. Springers, backward, to £16/5/. Fat cows, £15 to £18/5/. Meaty cows, £12 to £15. Store cows, £7 to £9. Poddies, 50/ to 57/6. Vealers, 78/. Pigs-=-Heavy supply, and high rates obtained. Suckers, 27/; slips, to 53/; porkers, heavy, 85/; light, to 70/; sows?. in pig, to £7/7/6; chop pers, to £9/2/6. Two pens of forward lambs, in the wool, made 28/. and 26/6. Subscribe regularly to '~The Ex press.". 10/ .t; S quar ; pst
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. Readings for 24 hours on dates specified Week ending March 2, 1916. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
Bacchus 'Marsh Observation Station. Readings for 24 hours on dates specified Week ending March 2, 1916. ' Max. Max. Min. Rain Date. in sun. in shade. in shade, fall. F. 25 99 66 57 45 8. 2 148 76 48 1 Su 27 132 77 62 2 M. 28 101 77 58 40 T 29; 134 71 53 .4 W. 11 132 69 50 7 TH 2 153 76 47 - The rainfall at Bacchus Marsh during the last week has been ex ceptional for this time of the year, 276 points being registered. Mr. W. P. Robertson, "High lands,' Bacchus Marshli, registered 391 points of rain at his residence during the last week-end. Rainfall for Feb.-282 - points'; Feb., 1915, 40 points; Feb., 1914, 3 points. Rainfall for two months, 1916, 4.73in.; same period, 1915, 1.74in.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
Autumnl D .ess Goods We have opened up our first instalment of New Dress -Materials for the Autunin. These consist of all that is Newest, and the Correct Fashions for the Season. We recommend these Go6ds, and ask our Customers to CALL and make their selections, as some of them are Dress Lengths only. DRESSMAKING BY M[SS HOBBS. '" - fD C£ TERCE, COHNS IjL tCMEOa~CUS~AW. Why not Trade Near Home? A Greeting to Or QCustomers and Friends. We are here to stay. We are here to make a success. We like, the country and the people. We like our business, and strive to increase it by all Honourable Means. OUR CREED : THE BEST GOODS AND THE LOWEST PRICES ARE WHAT COUNT. We believe in Selling only such Goods as give Entire Satisfaction. We-believe what we say and say what we think: That it will be to your Interest to call and give us a Chance to show Goods and save you Money. We believe that the success of our Customers is our own, and that their interests are ours also; that if they prosper we wi...
MELTON RED CROSS SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
MELTON RED CROSS SOCIETY. A committee meeting was held on Tuesday, and a large number of workers were present, who. took keen interest in all the work. The Hon. Sec. (Miss Moyra'Smith) acknowledges with thanks: M:Mr. Geo. Mins, £1; Exford Staff, 5/6. Collected by the following ladies:-Mrs. Radford, £3/1/; Miss Staughton, £2/1/; Mirs:. Scarce; :£1 17/6; Mrs. F. Miniis, £1/16/; :Mrs: S. J.' Staug hton; £1/6/; Miss HIud son, £1.; Mis. Riclnoutl, 18/; Miss Farrell, 16/; Mlrs. ? Exell, 9/; Mirs. Williams, 9/; Miss Elsie Minns, 3/; total £15/2/. Articles seat to Federal Govern-; ment House -2 uineishirts,: '34 sheets, 19 pairs socks, 15 pairs under pants, h5 helmets, 5 shirts-_ pair Pu Janmas. Donations-Mis r i H W. St ughton 5 cushions ;i.iss -Bari.rie, pair mit tens; Mrs. Canninghanti, papers. Cot lecited by Mi. Paiker-Miss Rose Minuns, old1ien; eMiss Raleiglh, ]in en and boorks; .aiss MýeDonaldi, old linen; Mrs. Radford, sen., old linth. Sent away during the mionith, two leather vests....
COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
COIMADAI. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) An excellent growth of grass has resulted from the bountiful-rainfall of last week end, which amounted to 245 points., Tanks and dams have been filled, and in some places slight damage has been caused by the flood waters. Good winter feed has now been assured, and plough ing operations greatly facilitated.. Developmental work at the Anti mony mine is progressing under the direction of Mr. W. Allan, who hopes to: have something special .to report in the near future. The five-ybar-old daughter of Mr. Arthur Allen, -who was prostrated with infantile paralysis a few weeks ago, is now muakinig good progress in the Children's Hospital, Mel bourne. The children at the local school are to be commended for their in dustry in making articles for the Bacchus Marsh Red Cross. Both boys and girls are to be seen with knitting needles at work in their play time, and at all spare moments. It is hoped that the example 'will extend.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
EN?B?ES- CLOSE TO-DAY- ! I 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. Hegarty, Dr. T. B. Ryan, P. A. McFarlane. Foot Races-J. G. Wells, M. Dowling, P. F. Emmett. Horses -H. Densley. Dancing-M. Glee son and J. Cunining. Stewards-Bicycle Races--M. Dow ling, D. McGrath, W. J. Lindsay, M. Green, W. D. Hogan, J. Cooper, E. Whelan, W. Grant Morton, J. J. Barry. Foot Races-J. Markham, E. Taylor, E. Whelan, W. J. Lind say, M. Vallence, J. Cooper, T. Rey nolds. Horse Events-J. McGrath, J. Whelan; E. Whelan, M. Keily, W. G. Hegarty, J. B. Doherty, H. O'Hagan, M. Dowling. Other Events -S. Crowe, T. Reynolds, E. Taylor, J. Markham, M. Keily, M. Green, J. Reynolds, A. Love, J. O'Connor, T. Heagney, J. Vallence. Dancing Stewards-- J. J. Barry, J. McNamara, J. W. Tolmie. Clerk of Course-A. Burbidge. Measurer of Ponies-C. F. Heg arty. Handicappers-Foot Races-J. P. H...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
BACCHUS MARSH. J3acchus Marsh market (Fair bairn's) on Thursday next, 9th inst. Particulars advertised. A very desirable villa residence in Lerderderg street (Mr. F. J. Slack's) Will be offered for sale by auction on, Tihuritrday, 9th March, at"Messrs. L. A. Fairbaniin & Co's Bacchus M'rshl Monthly Market. ..At the Bacchus Marsh sale on Thursday next, 9th inst., a property known as WVallden's will be offered for sale by Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co. See advertisement. Entries for the Bacchus Marsh St. Patrick's day sports close to-day, 4th inst. The. full programme is advertised on page 4. The sports will be held on Saturday, 18th inst., in the showgrounds. There will be a concert in the evening. The Heidelberg brass band will play in Maddingley Park to-iuorrow (Sunday, 5th inst.) Selections will be rendered fronm 3 till 5 p.m., and a ,collection will be taken up in aid of the local Red Cross Society. The band is paying its own expenses. Mr. John Downing, Secretary o...
"THY BROTHER SHALL RISE AGAIN." John, 11-23. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
"THY BROTHER SHALL RISE AGAIN." John, 11-23. From the trenches, drenched in blood;, Poured in toi'rents, like a flood; Christ, \vill.raise the. brave, the good, Whio foi" - righteousness have stood; He 'will raise the dead again S:To siing withli Himn, ,the glad Amen. Fromn the plaiiis, 'neath sunny skies, WiWhere the lonely bushman lies; Clirst h-ath promised, gracious Lord, In His great and. glorious Word He will .raise His own again, To sing with' Him, the glad Amen. Froth the graves,. near dusty street. Where thlc rich and poor oft meet; WVhere the joyful, and the glad, Jostle oftt the sick, the sad, Christ will raise His own again, To sing ?witli Him, the glad Amen. ?imon the 'depths of ocean deep, Wherie :they lie, in long, long sleep; They shall rise,. where is no sea, But the heavenly mystery; Christ shall bring them all again, To sing. .itih Him, the glad Amen. At His'. commandment at the last, All shalli rise from dut the past; Somine to gl6ry, ever bright; Some to everlas...
THE EMPIRE'S CALL. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
THE EMPIRE'S CAJIL. The following have responded from Bacchus Marsh and district: W. Allan, Frank Adams. Win. Brennan, Jas. Bushby, Isaac Brunt, Raymond Boyd, Patrick Barry, Fred. Brighton, J. R. Ben nett, J. Boyd. Frank Crook, Webb Crook, Chas. Crook, Jas. Robt. Crook (one family) William Clark, J. R. Calderwood, W. G. Chippindall, R. Croton (w.), James Cosgrove, W. Cook, Henry Hodson Campbell, Walter Crouch. Edwin Cobham, R. Coates, Norman Cumming, Martin Cosgrove. Norman David Davidson, Alex. Durward; Leslie Davis, H. Dawson, Sidney Dubout. Charles Edwards, Roy Edwards, Wm. B. Edwards (one family), Reg inald Evans, W. Edgerton, Clarence Joseph Earl. Alf. Farrow (wounded), Alf. Fair bank, W. Finnon. Arthur Gladman, R. T. Grant, J. Graham, L. D. 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), ...
A COUNTRY WITHOUT HAWKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 4 March 1916
A COUNTRY WITHOUT HAWKERS. The careful and industrious house :ife who stays at home, attends to her duties, and answers promptly every knock at the front door, has many annoyances to put up with, which would -cause her husband to imperil his chance of future salva tion if hlie had the same experience for a week. Undoubtedly, one of the greatest annoyances is the hliaw ker, in whatever guise hlie may pre sent himself; and if a country could only abolish him, it would, in the eyes of most women, have made a great step towards realising the mil lenium. Messrs. Ward Bros., the proprie tors of the A.N.A. Sewing Machine. are making a big effort to reduce the "hawker" pest by selling sewing machines without the aid of door to door canvassers; and the fact that they are doing one of the biggest businesses in machines in Australia is a safe indication that the house wives of the Commonwealth appre ciate their system, and their machine. Messrs. Ward Bros. claim for the A.N.A. machine that it ...