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BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, March 1. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 6 March 1915
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, March 1. ORDINARY meeting. Present-Crs. Winter (President), Stewart, Myers, Gascard, Cann, Hamilton, Clarke, Fergusson, Cameron, Goudie, Evans. Ex-Cr. Vigor was accorded a seat' at the Council table. The Public Works Department wrote that the application for a grant towards the road from. main Ballan-Daylesford road, to the Day lesford Mineral Springs, would be taken into consideration next year, as the vote had already been allo cated for the present year.- Re ceived. The Department of Public Works in reply to Council's .request that repairs to bridge at Golden Point, Blackwood, be made a charge against the grant" of £100 for maintenance of roads, said that. it was not the practice of the Department to trans fer a grant made for a specific work to another work.. Before taking the request into consideration, the Min ister required an assurance that the application was being made upon a unanimous resolution of the Coun cil.-Crs. Cann and Clark moved that...
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
CRICKET. Presbyterians, 112;Bacchus Marsh, 5 for 95. Match will be resumed to day. A team from Bacchus Marsh is *ited the Melbourne Cricket ground on Wednesday, and played a team from the M.C.C. Bacchus Marsh made 169; T. Grant, 53; E. G. Morris, 29; T. Bence, 22; J. F. McLachlan, 17; B. Willihms, 15; S. Farrow, 15. M.C.C. made 309; W. Armstrong, 80; Dean, 68; Rogerson, 56; Fergie, 46; Smith, 32. J. Wit tick took 3 wickets for 53; McLach lan, 3 for 87; Williams, 2 for 20; Grant, 1 for 30; Morris, 1 for 56.
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, March 11. (Before Messrs W. Lyle, J. Watson, and W. Vanstan, J.P.'s) [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, March 11. (Before Messrs. W. Lyle, J. Wat son, and W. Vanstan, J.P.'s) Richard James Edwards, Bacchus Marsh, was charged with riding a bicycle on footpath in Main street. Constable Dally said Edwards was delivering papers, and rode for about a qual;rter-mile. He did. not ask for a heavy penalty, as it was the first case, but wished it to be a warning to others. Fined 10/. Harry Blackney, chaffeur, resid ing at the Caledonian hotel, Bruns wick East, was charged by Senior constable Dally with driving motor at a speed dangerous to the public in the Main street, Bacchus Marsh, at 7.5 p.m. on 19th Feb. Constable Dally said speed was at 30 to 35 miles an hour. People rushed out of their shops to see what the noise was. Frank Ashby, saddler, said the motor travelled anything up to 50 miles an hour. One of the passen gers was nearly bounced out of the car when crossing a depression in the street. Arthlur Robinson, bank clerk, said the car travelled 35 miles an...
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co. re port having held their usual monthly sale at the Corporation Yards, Bac chus Marsh, on Thursday last, when a heavy yarding of 263 cattle, 322 sheep, 51 pigs, and 28 horses, were forward. The demand for all classes of cattle was very keen, and sheep and other stock sold at high prices, and a total clearance was effected. Best cows made £7/17/6, to £13 15/ for one of Mr. H. O'Hagan's. Medium cows, £5/15/ to £7/7/6. Backward cows, £4/15/ to £6/10/. Fat cows, £8/12/6 to £11/12/6; beefy cows, £5 to £6/10/. Bullocks, £8/17/6 to £11/12/6; steers, in lines, £5 to £6; store cows, £3/10/ to £5/5/. Heifers, in lines, I£3/5/ :to £3/16/. Bulls, £3/10/ to £7/10/. Sheep--C.b. wethers, 15/3 ; c.b. ewes, 14/2; lambs, 11/7 to 14/. Pigs-Porkers, £1/11/ to £2/11/; young pigs, 7/6 to 11/6. Horses--Draught geldings, £22 to £34; draught fillies, £14/10/ to £19; medium filly, £9/15/; buggy horses, £7 to £9; young horses, £3/5/.
LAWN TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
LAWN TENNIS. The match last Saturday, betwen Bacchus Marsh-and Ballan, resulted in a win for the local team by three games-63 to 60. Scores: Mr. A. E. Robinson and Dr. Ryan (B.M.) lost to Inglis and Rudd 3-10 Misses McDonald and Tyers (B.M) beat Misses Blake and Lay, 10-7. Misses 'McDonald and Anderson (B.M.) lost to Misses Allez and 'Lemcke, 7-10. W. Palmer and T. H. Pearce (B. M.) lost to Inglis and Rudd, 5-10. W. Palmer and T. H. Pearce (B. M.) beat Dr. Blaubaum and S. Lay, 10-2. Miss Tyers and A. E. Robinson (B.M.). lost to Miss Lay and Rudd, 8-10. Miss McDonald and Dr. Ryan (B. M.) beat Miss Blake and Dr. Blau baum. 10-3. A. E. Robinson and Dr. Ryan (B. M.) beat Inglis and Lay, 10-8. Total, Bacchus Marsh, 63 games; Ballan. 60 games. The weather was disagreeable, but the best was made of the day under the circumstances. The ladies kindly provided refreshments.
BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. Monday, March 8. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. Monday, March 8. ORDINARY meeting. Present--Crs. M. F. ,Cain (President), W. Grant Morton,' J. Watson, J. Wills, P. Purcell, C. L. T. Alkemade, J. G. Wells, J.: T. Burniip, D. Robertson. The President welcomed Cr. :Wills, who, he felt sure, would give satis faction to the ratepayers, more especially if he followed in the foot steps of the late Cr. McFarlane. Crs. Purcell and Alkemade added to the welcome.-Cr. Wills expressed his thanks. Cr. Alkemade asked that the bus iness of the Council be put through more expeditiously. Last meeting took several hours, and one Cr. left in disgust.-Cr. Robertson endorsed. They were always through by lunch time hitherto. Proceed more lively. Let a Cr. talk once, then turn him down. . The President moved £10 be voted to the Belgian fund.-Cr. Mor ton seconded.-Carried. The Country Roads -Board wrote in reference to the tenders received by the Council for the erection of a bridge over the' Py:rete creek, that they had decided, a...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
THE Federal :capital at Canberra appears to be in a "stickit minister" condition. ThTis is a great mistake. It is necessary for the development of the Commonwealth, and can be made a very profitable investment. Its establishment is the only way to prevent a repetition of such ex pensive and ridiculous freaks as transferring the Executive offices temporarily to Sydney. It will also teach Australians that the Federal Constitution is an expensive reality, and not a "scrap of paper." There is no Federal leader at present on either side of politics, nor is there any Federal Press. The Coochin-Coochin estate is ad vertised again this week. There are 102 farms, of an area from eight acres to 238 acres, containing rich lucerne land--"'superior in quality to anythiig t? be found on Bacchus Marsh," so says Mr. W. Grant, who inspected the property. See advert isement (or illustrated supplement) for further particulars. Those who propose to visit the estate should lose no time, as the Sale day ...
THE BELGIAN APPEAL. "She Saved our Empire." [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
S': THE BELGIAN APPEAL. : "She Saved our Empire." 'I(By Rev. Perry Martin, Melton.) I :One- day, long long.ago-it was a i.:Sabbath day-a man with a with .?:,:..:ered hand came to Christ, and asked :i:i .- to be healed, .but some pharisees i:::I:- standing by made an objection, be ?i?.I cause to heal the man would have been a breach of sabbath regula tions. "He could wait," they said, "until the morrow." On this sabbath day, 2,000 years later, a nation, in-ith a crippled hand, stahnds b.efore Christ's Church and asks for help. The need is great. .The response is urgent, it cannot rait until the morrow. S But do you need reminding of the story. In our unpreparedness, 'you -- :remember, she saved our Empire. :iili 'Let us recall the story in haste. One day in the beginning-how far away it seems already-a great, .'` strong enemy demanded from her the dishonorable freedom of a right of-way within her bounds- "she S shQuld ...he free from...molestation, her homes inviolate, a big indemnit...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
In Placing before the Public The COO CIIF-OOC hhI' Estate _(Queensland) 102 FARMS, from 8 acres to 238 acres The Auctioneers have gone quite out of the beaten track, in order to introduce the Property to Buyers. - The Agricultural Editors of. "The Australasian" and "The Sydney Mail" were requested to S nominate a. Viatorian and a New South Wales Expert Lucernist to inspedt and report on the quality of the Land. Here are the Reports: 20 Years Terms .. _i . • , . . Millbank, Bacchus Marsh, 30th October, 1914. Messrs. Isles, Love & Co., Bris bane. Re COOCHIN-COOCHIN ESTATE. Dear Sirs,-Referring to my hav ing been selected by the "Austral asian," through A. R. Robertson, Esq., M.L.A., to inspect the Coochin Coochin property in Queensland, I may say that there is splendid land on the flats-in most places as deep, and really superior in quality to anything to be found on Bacchus Marsh. I have examined the soil, which varies from brown to black in col our, it is of good texture and...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. THE Country Roads Board com menced its work at the extremities, instead of in the centre, and has been in arrears with its work ever since. Bacchus Marsh works are slowly coming under. its purview, and slow but sure may be hoped for during this year.or next. St. Patrick's day sports at Bac chus Marsh on Saturday next, 20th inst. The Secretary informs us that better entries than ever have been received, so that a successful gather ing should be assured. Extra dances have been added to the pro gramme-Irish jig and, reel, for children 14 years and under, resi dent within 15 miles of Bacchus Marsh post-office. Tenders for A.N.A. sports boolth close on Wednesday next, 17th inst. Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church Services, every Sunday conducted by Pastor S. Whitchurch. Morning, 11. Evening, 7.30. Weeknight meeting every Tuesday, commencing 8-. All welcome. Church of England services, 14th inst.:--Bacchus Marsh, 11 and 7.30. "The Story of the Cross" will be sung at Evening Praye...
GOLF. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
GOL F. The annual meeting of the Bac chus Marsh Golf Club was held on. Tuesday evening. There was agood attendance, and there is every pros- : pect of a successful season, if the much needed rain comes. Or,. °W. Grant Morton, J.P., was elected President; Mr. C. E. Powell, Vice President; Mr. T. H. Pearce, Treas urer; C. A. Robin, hon. Secretary; Committee, Messrs. H. L. Simon, P.' F. Emmett, F. G. Hiscock, W. P. Grant, and W. E. Ramisey; Match committee, Rev. B. Williams, W. P. Grant, T. H. Pearce, and C. E. Pcwell. , The: subscriptions- for the"yea? were fixed at 10/ for gentlemen.; 5/ for. ladies; and 2/6 for'. honorary members. The opening day will take place :: on the Millbank Links on Saturday, :: 17th April, and thematch will taje :::: the form of a mixed foursome. All,: members are cordially invited to present,, 8ai4 ·to ·bW3ng;.pap P /-i I
GOLDEN POINT SCHOOL To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
' GOLDEN POINT SCHOOL To the Editor of the Express. Sir,-The report of our local Health Officer, to the Ballan Shire Council last week, in which he notes the removal of the State school from Golden Point as a preventive for an: outbreak of measles,- can .only be regai'ded in the light of an elabor ate joke, perhaps paralleled by. the scene from Voltaire's "Candide," in which un bel auto-du-fe is recom mended as of perfect cure for earth quakes!--Yours truly, A. BYRES. P.S.-As regards the healthiness of the present school site, it may be remarked that there is a screen of four old slaughter house sites, and the Blackwood cemetery, between it and the rest of the township of Blackwood. Blackwood, 8th March, '15.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
WE ARE SELLN OFF The balance of our Summner Dresses All Together with OHILDREN'8 an4 INFANTS' DRESSES SAt BIG _REDUCTIONS to Clear AII NEIW ODS, and GREAT BARGAINS ::-Trr .'. CO;'?.,-.C .,'.HU - .Q H AIL O ENR MABSR. HALOF(OW.O.BAOU M3U .· ~·i - I1. ·: · ?..·- · - 0_: . i . - . ., , r .· 31~ ,i BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL. If neglected, Bronchitis becomes chronic, w.eakening the system and paving the way for serious attacks of lung trouble. No matter whether for child or adult there is no medi cine for this complaint equal to Chamberlaini's Cough R~m6edy. Taken eaily it :checks the spread -of inflammation and prevents the full development of the disease. Even when fully established Bronchitis is promptly. brought under control by the use of Chamlbrlain's Cough Remedy. \Sold by W. Graht Morton, Bae chus Marsh, and A. Conben & Co W e. r, ?. . . St. Patrick's Night-National and Patriotic Mechanics' Hall, Bacchus Marsh, SATURDAY, 20th March Frederic Collier Concert and Comedy Comedy T...
WIRTH'S CIRCUS [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
WIRTH'S CIRCUS Is coming to Bacchus Marsh on Wednesday next, 17th inst., with a new programme, which includes some of the best performers procur able. A sensation in the programme is the performance of Mussa Mamiev, Russian Cossack. Another perform ance which draws forth gasps of amazement is that of Alfredo, the flying man, who is justly described as a mid-air marveT, for he accom plishes wonders on the trapeze. Wezzen's Bedouin Arabs appear in whirlwind tumbling, gun spinning and pyramid grouping; that is unique in many ways. From Amer ica comes Madame Beiza'c, the mil lionaire lady horse trainer, with some wonderfully educated horses and ponies. She makes an inter esting challenge, whereby advent urous spirits may earn £50 by re maining a certain length of time on a revolving platform, on which her ponies do some tricks. Rov lands' Family Society Circus comes direct from England. Several ladies and gentlemen walk over the backs of four .galloping horses attached to a drag in a be...
BELGIAN RELIEF FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
BELGIAN RELIEF FUND. The Bacchus Marsh Shire Council voted £10 to the Belgian Relief Fund. Donations to the Belgian Fund, sold at the Bacchus Marsh market by Messrs. L.. :A. Fairbairn & Co. oi Thursday last wvere very numer ous, and realized a total of about £90. The lucerne crop donated by Rev. B. Williams realized £9/10/. List of donors will be published later. The Committee wish to acknow S ledge, with thanks, the following amounts: H. F. Herr, £3/3/. Rev. P. J. Gleeson, Mrs. A. Mac Donald (Paqwan), M. Kyle, Bashful, ,W. P. Robertson, £2/2/ each. W. P: Grant, £2. Employes Darley Brick Co. (1st ..:: fortnightly instalment) £1/7/. E. B. Manning, Jas. Watson, W. Morton (Pentland Hills), H. H. Blight, Dr. F. .L. Nance, F. R. Man nig, :Taylor's Cash Store, H. M. HIodgson, Chas. Watson, £1/1/each. Mrs. R. Lindsay, C. Platt, W. ? ' Bim: ence, T. McGillivray, J. F. Mac I.dlilaii £1 each. H:.:::: . 'H Love, Miss M. I. Pearce, 10/6 each. Miss Unsworth, W. Horder, R. " .: .Wightman,...
COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
COIMADAI. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Preparatory work at the Ahtimony mine is progressing rapidly, 'and it is anticipated that ore will be brought out in about three or four weeks. Shares have been enthusi astically taken up by district spec ulators, who are confident of a pros perous time. Mass was celebrated here last Sun day, for the first time, by Father Gleeson, in the building recently removed from St. Joseph's Convent at Bacchus Marsh. Messrs. John Cooper and D. Coghlan, with willing assistants,. worked hard putting down a new floor, and fixing up the building in a very short space of time. On Monday last the distriit suf fered the worst dust storm ever ex perienced; at - times the neighboring hills were quite obscured, and the fine dust penetrated the most care fully closed up rooms. Work had to be suspended at the lime kilns, and people driving along the roa?d ran risks of accident. The annual State school picnic, which has previously been held in June, will this year ta...
THE Mystery of the Ravenspurs Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Melb. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XVI.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 13 March 1915
HsteiytU ot laveipuus By FRED. M. WHITE. Author of "The Ends of Justice," etc. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Melb. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER X VT.-Continued. Vera smiled, as she. passed on with -an armful-of the nodding-whitifloweras. Ralph passed slowly into the coiser vatory and closed the stained-glass door behind him. Then he crossed the tiled floor rapidly, as it his eyes were all that could be desired, and slipped up a glass panel at the far end of the con servatory. From this point there was a sheer fall down the cliffs on to a hard, sandy beach below. "Just the same," Ralph muttered. "Nothing altered. And just as easy." He crossed the tiles again and pass ed into the great stone flagged hall in his slow way. Then he proceeded to light his pipe and strolled into the grounds. Past the terrace -he went, until he came to the cliffs where he was out of sight of the house. Then with the confidence of the mountain goat,.he made his way to the bea...