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BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, March 18. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, March 18. (Before Messrs. W. Lyle and W. Grant Morton, J.P.s.) Supt. Nolan was present, and con ducted all the cases for the Police. John Vincent Tunbridge was charged- by Senior- constable Dally with riding a motor cycle through the Main street at an excessive speed which the Constable said was 25 to 30 miiles an hour, and a cyclist, who was preceding the motorist, ran into the gutter to get out of his way. Wim. Horder said the motorist travelled at 40 miles an hour, which was a danger to anyone coming out of a side street or a right-of-way. The Bench announced they could not agree as to the amount of the fine, and adjourned the case until 8th April, when the P.M. would be Dresent. Joseph Win. Jennison was charged with driving a motor car without a license; and John Win. Jennison (father of above) 'with allowing him. to do so. Senior-constable Dally said he saw the lad driving the motor car in the Main street, and had some other small children in the ...
THE WAR. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
THE W AaR. To the Editor of the Express. Sir,-It is being freely reported that at the recent Mission in this town, the Missioner exhorted his congregation "To take no notice of the war, it was only a paper war." If this is correct, it would be in teresting to know on what grounds this statement.is/ based, as, accord ing to authentic sources, we have been given to understand that, for loss of life, devastation, and cost in money, besides economic considera tions, all we have read of historic battles are not even to be considered as against one engagement-either on land or sea-at the present time, and is "the vastest undertaking since the dawn of history."-Yours &c. LOUVAIN.
BACCHUS MARSH POST OFFICE [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
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 7 p.m. Private box holders zmay 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 5 p.m.; Saturday, close at 12 noon. Registered and Parcel Post mails close 15 and 20 miniutes before stated closing times. Mails close daily: Melbourne-7.40 aim., 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: Melbourne-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. G. M. CREAGH, P:M.
COMING EVENTS: [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
COMING EVENTS: Saturday, March 20.-St. Patrick's& Day Sports, Bacchus Marsh.: Monday, April 5 (Easter).-A.N.A Sports, Bacchus Marsh. Saturday, April. l0.-RHortioultural Show, Bacchus Marsh. Thursday, April 22.-Church of England annual Concert at' Coima dai. / Wednesday, 28, th April.-?iTrinit ' Cricket Club spcial. '?".' ' .f
ST. PATRICK'S CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
ST. PATRICK'S CONCERT. The entertainment on St. Pat rick's night, 20th inst., will be sup plied by the Collier Concert and Comedy Co., who will appear in a specially selected programme of, National and Irish items. The com pany will be headed by Mr. Frederic Collier and Miss Elsy Treweek. Mr. Collier has had the distinction of* appearing on the same programmes as the world-renowned singer, Madam Melba, being solo baritone of the famous diva's present Concert Co. Miss Treweek has appeared with huge success at all the leading con cert halls in Victoria. Mr. Oswald Rippon, tenor, is well known to Bacchus Marsh audiences. The com edy work will be in the hands of Miss Rosa Walton, whose songs at the piano have been highly thought of. Mr. Weston Pett, solo flautist and humorous entertainer, was one of the successes at the popular con certs, held at the Auditorium, Mel bourne. Last, but not least, comes Mr. Will Hughes, Comedian and specialist in comedy juggling. No programme is ,ocomplete...
NATURE AND SCIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
NATURE AND SCIENCE. The compositions of powerful ex -losives have, been given as follows --Dynamite 'contains 75 per cent iitro-glycerine 'and 25 per cent. in usorial earth. Dualine contains 81 per cent. nitro-glycerine and 20 pe. tent. nitro-cellulose. Rend-rock con ;ains 40 per cent. nitro-glycerine, 41 )er cent. nitrate of potash, 13 pe: :ent. cellulose, and 7 per cent. r)araf in. Giant powders contain 38 po: :ent. nitro-glycerine, 4b ner cent. ni ;rate of potash, 8 per cent. sulphur mnd 8 per cent. resin. or charcoal. . There are still mysteries connectec. with the trade and anti-trade wind: which Mr A. L: Rotch, of the Blu&lt; Till Observatory, thinks can best bt .oived by sending up exploring kites with self-record:ng instruments, froin i steamer navigating between the Xzores and Ascension Island. Ont >f the puzzling facts to be investi. rated is that the. behaviour of vol :anic dust and clouds shows a strong 3asteriy wind blowing above the equator, which wind sudde...
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. We have received the following notes from a "junior medico", at Egypt : Jan. 26.-We have had a glorious and interesting day, visiting the Pyramids. We hired a guide to show us round, and learn all we could from him. Our first effort was the climbing of the Pyramid of ICheops, which is nearly 500ft. high, which- we accomplished after much puffing and blowing. Then we paid our respects to the Sphinx, or, as the native's call it, "the Sphineus." Then we hied ourselves back to the Pyramid, and saw .inside it. The whole show is marvellous, and what I don't know about Cheops, his re lations, and his goings on, are not worth knowing. He seems to have been a bit of a "hard doer" in his time, as he did not seem to mind human life-in fact the more people he killed the more he enjoyed it. One gets a good view from the top, but I don't think I would go up and down again, as the journey is too tiring. The Sphinx is truly mar vellous. He has the face of a man, the head of a wom...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
AI.A. SPURTi BACCHUS MARSH. iEASTER MONDAY, 5th April, 1915. S (Weather permitting.) .'Proceeds in aid of Building Fund. President:-Mr. J. Reddrop. SVice-President :-Mr. J. McBride. PROCESSION PRIZES. S Post entry free. No competitor may take more than one prize. To parade from the Shire Hall, at 1i a.m. sharpi. Judged in the Show grounds. 1.-Best. Dressed Mounted Char acter (Official costumes not eligible). First, £1; second, 10/; third, 7/6., 2.-Best Dressed Character, on foot. First, 12/6; second, 7/6. 3.-Most Novel or Comical Char acter. First, 15/; second,. 10/. 4.-Most. Novel or Comical Group. Not less titan 3. First, £3; second, £1; third, 10/. 5.-Most Comical Group. Not less than 3. For boys under 16 years. First, £1; second, 12/6; third, 7/6. 6.-Special Prizes for Boys under 16. 7.-Special Prizes for other items deemed worthy of a prize. S.-Foot Race, 130 yards. Opefi handicap. First, £4; second, £1. Entry, 4/. 9.-Foot Race, 220 yards. Open handicap. First, £2; second, 10/....
THE ACTUAL FACT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
THE ACTUAL FACT. A man fell into the water while fish ing. With no little difficulty he was rescued, and, after he had regained his breath, his rescuer asked, "How did you come to fall into the water?" "I did not come to fall into the water," replied the unfortunate fisher man. " I came to fish." A Red Indian can see at least one tenth further than the average white maUL It is a great help to admit failure, to confess a fault. For when we really understand why we failed we will not only take courage learn success from failure, but have charity for all who, like ourselves, are striving and failing. People like to deal with men who are always prompt. The man who makes petty promises he fails to keep cannot hope to hold the confidence of those with whom he has business rela tions. Husband: "Well, madam, you've got your wish-you've married a rich husband." Wife: "No, dear, I've married a rich man, but a poor husband." Jones asked his wife, "Why is a husband like dough?" He expected. she...
SHEARED IN SILENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
SHEARED IN SILENCE. A determined-looking man entered a barber's shop and called for a " hair cut without conversation." "Excuse me, sir," said the man in charge; " but--" " I won't bxcuse another word," interrupted the customer. " I've just left my regular barber because he was too talkative, and I insist on your cutting my hair without any chatter." When the click of the scissors" alone had been heard for ten minutes, the customer found his head looking like a well-worn scrubbing-brush. "What do you mean by this?" he :oared. "It's the best I could do, sir. I've never tried to cut hair before. I'm a glazier, and was just going to put that pane of glass in, only you insist ed on me cutting your hair. The bar ber is out at lunch."
A CYCLONE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
A CYCLONE STORY. A settler in the Western States of America tells how his house, his wife, and. his live stock were all blown away by the violence of a recent syclone whilst he himself almost .oniraculously escaped. He says: :' Me and the old woman had a row >ut in the garden, and I chased her into the house. She turned on me like a cat, got* a good grip and heaved, me down the cellar through the open ,rap-door. Then she got a rockin' sheer and sot on the trap and rocked and hollered to me that I couldn't git out till I knuckled under. . She was a rockin' when I heard the boom of the cyclone strike the house, and carry everything clear away." A passing stranger to whom he told what had occurred asked what he in &ended doing. To this he replied: "Nuthin'-nuthin' 'tall, 'cept to be thankful that I was pitched down cel lar instead of the old woman. If I'd bin carried off and she left, she'd never got over blowin' how she made me take wings and fly away on the clouds of ) the...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. St. Patrick's sports will be held to-day, in the Bacchus Marsh Show grounds. A varied programme of events is provided.,. The proceedings will commence with a procession and band marching' from the town to the grounds in thie'morning; after which the' sports will commence, and coni tinue through the afternoon. The day will close with a grand concert, which will be provided by the Coll ier Concert .and Comedy Company. Bacchus Marsh Market (McPhail's) on Monday next, 22nd inst. Belgian fund donations will also be offered. The Coochin-Coochin estate will be sold by public auction on Wed nesday, 7th April, at Boonah, Queens land. Full particulars were adver tised last week. 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. Presbyterian Church Services: Bacchus Marsh, 1i and 7.30. Child ren's Anniversary Services, in School Hall. Melton, 3. Preacher-R...
BEFORE THE COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 20 March 1915
BEIfORE THE COURT. -One of the most picturesque figure f the New York Bar was' the latE t'horas Nolan, a lawyer' whose witty 'etorts furnished subjects for merri. nent at many a lawyers' gathering or a poor widow who was suing a sonstruction company for the death of 3er husband. . The case had been ilaced upon the "day calendar" but :ad been frequently postponed, and irs. Moriarity, by the time she had. nade her fifth call, was in an exceed .ngly disturbed frame of mind; con ~squently the tones of Nolan's rich. 3rogue 'were more than usually fervid is he fought against the sixth ad iournment. "I am sorry," said Justice Dugro, 'but your opponent has shown me ;ood cause for the adjournment, Mr. .olan, and the case will, therefore, -o over until to-morrow." "Very well, sor," said the barrister. sweetly, "but might I ask wan per ional favour of this court ?" " Certainly, sir, with pleasure." "Will your honour kindly sthep lown to my office and tell Mrs y'Ioriarity that you have adjourne...
THE CONCERT [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 March 1915
THE CONCERT In the evening was a brilliant success, the programme provided being the best given 'here for a very long time. It was staged by the Frederic Collier Concert and Comedy- Company, and from the time the party opened the enter tainment with the National Anthem, until they closed with the same item about three hours' later, the audi ence was enraptured with the mus ical treat provided. The first sec tion of the programme contained nine items, and as each was encored, the total was brought up -to eighteen -a full programme in itself. The members of the company were really too generous Wvith their encores, as at each recall thity gave a complete fresh item, instead of the usual one verse repeat. The second section also contained nine items, which the appreciative audience wished to treat the same as the first, but time would not allow of this being done, al though some recalls were really de manded and again graciously re sponded to. The programme opened with a flute and piano...
ST. PATRICK'S SPORTS. BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 March 1915
ST. PATRICK'S SPORTS. BACCHUS MARSH. St. Patrick's day was honored in Bacchus Marsh on Saturday last by a sports meeting in the showgrounds. A procession, headed by the Presi dent .(Mr. C. F. Hegarty) and the Collingwood Pipe Band, marched from the Shire hall to the grounds, where the following programme of items was gone through: Judges- Bicycle Races- C. F. Hegarty, Dr. T. B. Ryan, P. A. McFarlane. Foot Races-Cr. J. G. Wells, Dr. W. B. Ryan, M. Dowling, P. F. Emmett. Horses-H. Densley, M. F. Cain. Stewards- Bicycle Races- D'. McGrath, M. Dowling, W. J. Lind say, M. Green, W. D. Hogan, J. Cooper, E. Whelan, W. Grant Mor ton, J. J. Barry. Foot Races- J. Markham, .E. Taylor; E. Whelan, W. J. Lindsay, M. Vallence, Jno. Cooper, T. Reynolds. Horse Events -J. McGrath, J. Whelan, E. Whelan M. Kiely, W. G. Hegarty, J. B. Doherty, H. O'Hagan, M. Dowling. Other Events-S. Crowe, T. Rey nolds, E. Taylor, J. Markham, 'M. Kiely, M. Green, J. Reynolds, A. Love, J. O'Connor. . Dancing Stewards-J. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 March 1915
Entries Close To-day UI.k. FSPORT. BACCHUS MARSH. EASTER MONDAY, 5th April, 1915. S (Weather permitting.) Proceeds in aid of Building Fund. President:-Mr. J. Reddrop. .Viqe-President:-Mr. J. McBride. PROCESSION PRIZES. Post entry free. No competitor may take more than one prize. To parade from the Shire Hall, at 11 a.m. sharp. Judged in the Show grounds. 1.-Best Dressed Mounted Char acter (Official costumes not eligible). First, £1; second, 10/; third, 7/6. .2;--Best Dressed Character, on foot. First, 12/6; second, 7/6. 3.-Most Novel or Comical Char acter. First,. 15/; second, 10/. 4.-Most Novel or Comical Group. Not less than 3. First, £3; second, £1; third, 10/. 5.--Most Comical Group. Not less than 3. For boys under 16 years. First, £1; second, 12/6; third, 7/6. 6.-Special. Prizes for Boys under 16. 7.--Special Prizes for other items deemed worthy of, a prize. 8.-Foot Race, 130 yards. Open handicap. First, £4; second, £1. Entry, 4/. 9.-Foot Race, 220 yards. Open .handicap. First,...
BACCHUS MARSH POST OFFICE [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 March 1915
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 7 p.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 5 p.m.; Saturday, close at 12 noon. Registered and Parcel Post mails close 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: Melbourne-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.n . Myrniong-8.20 a.m. Melton-9.10 a.m. Balliang-5.15 p.m. G. M. CREAGH, P.M.