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WATER CONSERVATION. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 9 January 1915
WATER .CONSERVATION. To the Editor of the Express. Sir,-Your articles, pointing' out the low state of the Pyke's Creek weir, go to show the necessity for further 'storages, which are available on the river, and running to waste a fine volume of.water, which should have 'b'enia conserved, long ago. The Simmonis' Reef site in particular, has -alwaf bhen reognised as an ideal' oin for storage, forming as it does a natural basin, and eaisilyr cois?'ruited: The diitrict also hias the advantage of -'gi lbod rainfall: This scheme was . in existence for nearly 50 years, until carried away by the flood. Since' then the loss has been felt .very much. It was a great help to the Blackwood and Bacchus Marsh peop1le, giving off a continual flow during the summer months. ,.t This site is well-knowi to Mr. Mea?f and..a .survey was made and tenders called for the work, which were considered too high. The work, if taken in hand nod could be done by day labor, and wvould relieve Pyke's Creek. If this ...
BLACKWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 9 January 1915
BLACKWOOD.. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) A concert, in aid of All Saint's Church of England, took place on Wednesday. The wea.hei was win try, rain 'falling all *4ayt but not withstai ding this;- t1%i attendance was good. The prograrhme was principally dontribuited liy thelchild= re; t'hid was much eijoyed. Great credit is due to Mrs. "Pirsons, who organised the concert,' and trained the' young folk. The annual' functiidn of the Loyal Blackwood Lodge of 'Oddfellows, Manchester Unity, 'took place on New Year's night, wlhen a .concert and ball was held. There was a large attendance, and an excellent programme presented by local and visiting talent. Dancing was kept tip until an early hour, Mr. Ted Williams officiating as M.C. Mr. Charles Henry Saunders, who was for many years in charge of the local Police station, died at his residence, East Brunswick, on 3rd inst., at the age of 52 years.: The late Mr. Saunders was .iiTll liked ,during his residence here, and regret at f" his early ...
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 9 January 1915
BACCHUJS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. The following is the draw for the Vice-Presidents' (Dr: T. B. Ryan and Cr. W. Grant Morton) trophies for Mixed Pairs. W. Hogan and Miss McFarlane v. W. Grant Morton and Mrs. T. Pearce. W. Williams and Mrs. Tinker v. A. G. Crisp and Mrs. McGrath. C. Powell and Mrs. Moss v. Ed. Manning and Mrs. Johns. F. H. Crook and Miss Campbell v. D. McDonald and Miss Scott. F. Pearce and Mrs. Scott v. R. F. ,Manning and Mrs. Powell. R. H. Dugdale and Mrs. Shaw v. R. Snowden and Mrs. Ramsey. J. A. Johns and Miss E. Dickie v. M. Butterfield and Mrs. Campbell. D. K. Brown and Miss Ramsey v. W. Mitchell and Miss Dugdale. T. Heath and Mrs. Williams. C. Hogan, C. Dickie, G. McFar land, P. Emmett, W. E. Ramsey, H. H. Blight, W. Horder, H. Clark, H. G. Campbell, A. Shaw, Geo. Ramsey, Dr. T. B. Ryan. First round to. finish Jan. 16th.
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 9 January 1915
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. Readings for 24 hours, on dates specified Period ending Jantiary 7, 1915. Date. Max. Max.. . Min. Rain in sun. in shade. in shade, fall. Tn 24 154 87 62 - F. 25 141 1-:88, ,' 60 137 S. 26 151 ; .78 . ,57 - Su 27 98 71 ; 58 ,. - . 28 158 77 . 60 - Tu 29' 989 K 69^' : 55 . 39 W. 801 1O " 4 : 8"::: " TH 81 130 . 70 553 F. 1 151 .- ,.76,,y, i 52. - 1.. S. 2 148 8. 80 47 - Sn 3 150 86' 55 - M. 4 151 '79'i" 52 - Tu 5 149 76 . 53 - W. 6 105 6.1 48 71 TH 7 129 " ,"61 48 25 Splendid. rainfall, biit. not. suffic -ient to cause the rivers to rise. Rainfall 'for December, 4.30 inches; total for year, 14.60 inches. Same periods,- 1913, 92. pointis, and 16.07 inches. . Rainfall for eacli' month, 191-1: Jan., 175 points; Feb., 3; March, 9i'; April, 169; May, 114; June, 94; July, 112; August, 35; Sept., 83; Oct., 38; Nov., 116; )Dec., 430;- To tal, 14.60. Rainfall at Bacchus Marsh for the past 35 years. SYear. Inches. Year, Inches. 1880-~23.39 188 " i--46.7 1882-8...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 9 January 1915
THE HALL OF COMMERCE S" The Store for Men .:We have a very Fine Selection of MEN'S GOODS in Stock at present, including thtie Newest Ideas in Men's T-S, Latest .Shapes in Men's BOOTS, SHIRTS, TIES, COLLARS, and UNDERWEAR in abundance. . Ready-to-wear SUITS, as Smart as Suits to Order, and at, much less money. ' . . . .=OF . " -? .. .. . WHOOPING COUGH. Never neglect Whooping Cou;h,; for children are often permanently injured by the awful. straining' of the cough. There is no danger whatever from whooping cough when Chamberlain's :.Cough- Remedy is freely given. It should be given at once, repeating the dose frequently. It liquifies the tough mucus, makes it easy to expectorate, keeps the cough loose and counteracts any ten dency toward pneumonia. Sold by W. Grant Morton, Bac chus Marsh, and A. Comben & Co. Werribee. WAR MAPS :1s. each. Obtainable from Crisp & Sons, hu 1stR, QQ 1We Maw. PREVAILING CONDITIONS emphasise the necessity of seeing that EVERY PENNY spent is ...
BACCHUS MARSH. No. 42. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 9 January 1915
BACOCHUS MARSH.B By W. WruxM B.A. No. 42. * Still scanning. through the file of 1868-69. I find the occupation, not task, m? ple'asuadbl" A long' re port of the opening pf Parwan School, July 6th, 1868. £244 was outlay, and- all items of expenditure are- noted; 23,500 bricks, £29/7/6; lime, £7/6/; -ironbars for windows, 13/6; and so on. Subscriptions amounted to £108/15/6; grant from Board of Education, £122; leaving a debt of £13/4/6. The success of the movement was due in a great measure to Mr. Boyle, teacher, who was most enterprising and persever S ing. Mr. Louis Scott, also, came in for great credit; he -took the chair at the opening ceremony. The names of - certain young .ladies were also mentioned, who collected funds for the tea-Misses I. and M. Grant, Miss McDonald, Miss G. Watson, and Miss Kerr. The subscription list is given-Louis Scott, £19; T. S Edwards,-:£5; E. Toomey, £4/7/6;. D. S Harboasd,. £5:;, William. Watson, £3: 10/; R. Greenwell, £3; C. Cumm ing, £2; C. Cummin...
LETTERS FOR SOLDIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 9 January 1915
LETTERS FOR SOLDIERS. Letters intended for members of any division of. the Expedition.iry Forces at present on service abroad should bear on the envelope. the number, rank, and the name of the soldier, .with particulars of his com pany or squadron, and reginient or. corps; and concluding, "Australian; Imperial Force, Egypt." SSpeaking .in. the House of. Lords on Wednesday. Field Marshal-:Earl Kitchener, Minister for -War, said "The great initial advantage the Germans enjoyed because of their numerical superiority and extensive preparations is certainly diminish ing, while the Allies are daily in creasing their resources in men and material. This will enable them to prosecute the war to a triumphant
RABBIT POISONING. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 9 January 1915
SRABBIT POISONING.. At our request, Mr. J. W. Tolmie, Government Inspector, wvho has been most successful in. his efforts to eradicate the rabbit pest, has supplied the following particulars;. The use of apples or carrots , can not be too highly recommended, for use in the. poisoning, of. rabbits. They are, in my opinion, the best of all, for rabbits.. will take apples or carrots all The year round, no matteir how much green feed theire may be. . An instance, which wa's interest ing to many (and which does away withh all arguments as ;regards rab bits, failing to take apples or car rots where green feed is plentiful) was the fjois6iiin'g done at' 'the Mel bournea and Metropolitan 'Board of Works Farm at Werribee, during 1914. Everyone knows this Farm is irrigated, and all kinds. of green feed abound all the year round. During the months of Oct., Nov., and .Dec., witl . the use of apples and carrots, I poisoned 9,628 rab bits, nearly all of which were poi soned along channels used fo...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 9 January 1915
DEATHS. DRURY.—On 30th Dec., at St. Vincent's Hospital (result of accident) George, youngest son of late John and E. L. Drury, of Mt. Blackwood, aged 31 years, 8 months. GRANT.-On the 31st December (sudden ly), at his late residence, "Glen Park," Eltham, George Grant, late of Pentland Hills, aged 84 years. (Interred private ly at Eltham on the 4th inst.) HARKNESS.-On 25th Dec., 1914, Bruce Lamont, and on 27th Dec., 1914, Charles Scott, little twin sons of Wil liamn A. and Belle Harkness, "Fairy Dell," Drouin, aged 11 months. WYNNE.-On 1st January (suddenly), at Toolern Vale, Mary Isabel, dearly loved eldest daughter of John and Margaret SWynne, aged 18 years. In the midst of life we are in death. THE Establiished 190E. SATURDAY, JANUARY 9th, 1915.
CRICKET. Bacchus Marsh Association. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 16 January 1915
CRICKET. Bacchus Marsh Association. The match last Saturday, between Trinity and Presbyterian, was a poor exhibition of cricket (from a bat ting point of view) as Trinity were all disposed of for 38, of which Britnell made 15. Tom. Grant cap tured( five of the wickets for 18 runs; and Morris three for 16. The - Presbyterians lost several of the;r best wickets cheaply, half the team being out for 43, but the "tail end" came to the rescue, and brought the total to 108, which leaves Trinity 70 runs to get to-day to wipe off arrears. Scores: Trinity, 1st Innings. Farrow, run out ... ... ... 0 H. L. Simon, c McBride b Morris 1 Britnell, run out .. ... 15 J. Wittick, b T. Grant .. 8 W.. Wittick, b Morris ... .. 2 Cox, b T. Grant ... .:. W. D. Simon, b T. Grant C. Jones, b T. Grant 0 P. Dalton, 1.b.w. T. Grant A. Simon, c Connor b Morris 0 Slack, not out ... . . Sundries 4. Total ... .. . ... 38 Bowling-T. Granit, 5 :for 18; E. G. Morris, 3 for 16. Presbyterian, 1st Innings. Hildebrandt, c...
BALLIANG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 16 January 1915
BALLIANG. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) On Friday night last, the Balli ang· Tennis Club gave a dance in Mr. Burgess's barn. Mr.. and Mrs. Burgess also kindly lent their piano. The decorations were artistically carried out in pink and green and flags. This was. done by the lady members of the club. Everybody showed their patriotic spirit by rol ling up, and soon the room was full. After a few songs had been sung, the company joined in and sang "It's a long way to Tipper ary." The ladies provided the re freshments, which everyone did jus tice to. Dancing wvas kept .up till the small. hours of the morning. The floor was in good trim, so were the musicians. A very enjoyable evening was drawn to a close by singing "God save the_ King," and amidst cheers everyone departed for home. On Saturday last a tennis match was played .amongst the members of the' club. Scores:- Miss Rose Bird and Mr. Mark Lee beat Miss Edols and Mr. A. Gardner, 6-1. iMr. L. Bird and Miss C. McArthur beat Mr. O. Bur...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 16 January 1915
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LAWN TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 16 January 1915
LAWN TEN.NIS. The annual subscriptions of the Baptist Church Tennis Club has been fixed at 7/6 per year; 5/ for half year. Subscription .are payable in advance, and are now due. The Bacchus Marsh team journ eyed to Ballan on Saturday last, and spent a most enjoyable after noon, as they were hospitably enter tained by the Ballan players. A return match will be played in the near future. The following are the scores: A. E. Robertson and Miss Tyers (P.M.) v. Mr. ;V. V. Mogg and Miss Lay-4-6, 6-4. : Dr. W. B. Ryan and Miss Mac Donald (B.M.), v. Mr. R. Inglis and Miss Lemcke-5-6,' 6-2. J. McLachlan and W. Palmer (B.M.) v. Dr. Blaubaum and Mr. V. V. Mogg-6-3, 6-1. A. E. Robertson and Dr. Ryan (B.M.) v. Messrs. Inglis and Piers Kelly-6-3, 6-3. Misses N. Tyers and J. McDon ald (B.M.) v. Misses Blake and Allez-6-4, 6-4 J. McLachlan and W. Palmer (B.M.) v. Messrs. Mogg and Watts -6-3, 6-3. - Totals-Bacchus Marsh, 69 games; Ballan, 42 games.
BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. Monday, Jan. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 16 January 1915
BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. Monday, Jan. 11. ORDINARY meeting. Present-Crs. Cain (President), Greene, Grant Morton, Watson, Purcell, Alkemade, Wells, Burnip, Brown, Robertson. The Postal Department gave no tice of its intention to erect a line of .telegraph poles in the road run ning west from railway station to wards Bacclius Marsh racecourse. If the Council had any objection S same must be lodged within seven days.-Cr. Morton said the idea was to carry the telegraph line up the .road instead of going right round the railway line.-No. objection. John H. Taylor again drew atten tioni to "the disgraceful state of the crossing at foot of Church street," which compelled pedestrians to use the other side of the street. He asked that 'something be done before the wet weather set in.-Cr. Wells said the Council should write to the .Water Commission and ask them to take the storm water into the irri . gation channels. It would save the Council a lot of expense. On Christ mas day there was a big ...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 16 January 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church Services every Sunday conducted by Pastor S. Whitcliurch. Morning, 11. Evening, 7.30. Weeknight meeting every Tuesday; commencing 8. All welcome. Presbyterian Church Services: Bacchus Marsh, '11 and 7.30. Melton, 3. Rev. B. Williams. Board. meet ing, Tuesday, at 8. The Presbyterian Sunday school will hold its annual picnic in Mad dingley Park on Thursday afternoon next. The Railways Standing Commit tee on Thursday last again visited the proposed railway route from Bacchus Marsh to Staughton Vale and Geelong. The object was to show two new members of the Conm mittee the possibilities of the pro posal. . A pointed a'rg'uinent in favor of the. constructi' n".of the Simiions' Reef reservoir,. at ' Blackwood, is .that the average yearly rainfall in the watershed of 'the reservoir is about 40 inches, against half that quantity for Bacchus Marsh. The rainfall figures at Blackwood and Bacchus Marsh, covering a number of years, are given in another...
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 16 January 1915
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co. ie port having held their usual monthly sale at the Corporation Yards, Bac chus Marsh, on Thursday last, when a light yarding of 125 cattle, 129 sheep, 17 pigs, and 2 horses were forward. The demand for all classes of stock was very keen, the improve ment in cattle and sheep prices being very marked. Best cows made £7 to £8/12/6; medium do, £5/5/ to £6/15/.... Fat cows £6/15/ to .£ 10/2/6; beefy do, £5/10/ to £6/2/6:.,' : Store cows, £3/10/ to £4/5/. -Heifers, iin lines, £4/5/, £3/15/, £2 13/, £2/2/. Calves, 13/ and W4/. Bulls to £6/12/6. *Sheep.-Xb, ewes, 16/10; lambs, 15/. Young pigs, 15/6'to £15/. , , Hack, £5; ony gelding , £7. &lt;V : AI~
Silly Fellow. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 16 January 1915
Silly Fellow. It was raining "cats and dogs," and Harold was bidding his lady-love good-night. "Oh, Harold!" she cooed, "you can not go home in this; you'll catch a cold and die; you must stop here for to-night, and mamma and I will make a bed for you in the spare room. Now go into the parlor, and stop there un til we come down." Half-an-hour later, on going into the parlor, she found Harold sitting on a chair, wet through, holding a rain sodden parcel in his hands. "Whatever is the matter, Harold?" she asked. "Where' have you been?" "I've only been home for my night shirt." An old farmer was' noted for boast ing about the products of his farm. So one day a neighbor, thinking to take a rise out of him, sent his man to ask if he could have the loan of his cross-cut saw to cut a turnip up, so as to get it in the cart. He was not quite sure, however, that he had had the best of it when he! received the following reply: "You should have had the saw with pleasure, but I have just got it ...
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, Jan. 14. (Before Messrs. W. Lyle and W. Grant Morton, J.P.'s.) [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 16 January 1915
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, 'Jan. 14. (Before Messrs. W. Lyle and W. Grant Morton, J.P.'s.) W. J. Baird & Co. v.. James V. Cain. Goods and money paid-£16 4/6.-Order for amount; 15/6 costs. John Wills v. J. Coghlan, Balla rat. Feeding horses, work and labor done, goods, &c.-£13/14/.- Order for amount; 15/6 costs. Patrick Whelan and Margaret Robinson were fined for neglecting to send their children to school. Senior-constable Dally. v. David O'Keefe-On 3rd October, 1914, at Rowsley,; did neglect to provide ade quate food, nursing, and clothing for a child in his care. -Mr. Fyffe (Morgan & Fyffe) ap peared for O'Keefe, and asked for an adjournment, as there was no P.M. present. Senior-constable Dally said he was prepared to go on with the case. Case adjourned until Feb. 11th. Mr. Fyffe asked that costs would be considered, when the case did come on. Senior-constable Dally objected to any costs against the Police, as they were prepared to go on with the case. ...
Sinister. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 16 January 1915
Sinister. Sir George Alexander is another of those popular actors who receive in numerable requests from stage-struck folk to be allowed to join his com pany. He tells one amusing story of a clergyman whose son has gone on the stage. "My son, John," the clergyman wrote to Sir George, "threatens to go on the stage, and I want you to stop him." But in spite of every opposition, the young man did go on the stage. Some time afterwards Sir George met him. "Well, how does your father take it?" he asked. "I haven't seen him- lately," John replied, "but I know he still takes some interest in me because when ever there is anything in the news papers about 'an actor being charged with some crime he always underlines the report and sends the paper to .me!"