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TOOLERN VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 March 1915
TOOLERN VALE. (FROM OUR OWN 'CORRESPONDENT.) The monthly shoot of the Toolern Vale Gun Club took place on Sat urday, when a very pleasant after noon's sport was enjoyed by the 16 shooters who competed in the various events. The young brigade was again in evidence, no less than four coming up from Melton rail way station. The two local youths (V. Condon and W. Wallace) both shot into money, the latter winning the box sweep outright. Chief in terest centred in the Club trophy 12/ entries. In this the following scored 4 out of 5-"Hydraulic," P. Murnane, R. Hjorth and C. Wills. The leg-in fell to the gun of P. Murnane, with 3 extra kills. Sweepstakes-No. 1, -V. Condon, E. Akers, 2 kills. No. 2, "Hydrau lic," 6 kills. No. 3 (off box) W. Wallace, 2 kills. The next meeting of the club will be the annual Ladies' Day (Eight iHours Day) when the usual big day is anticipated. The Toolern Gun Club has do nated. £2/2/ to the Belgian Fund. The club proposes that instead of providing dinner and af...
MARRIAGE. LANDERS—HUNTER. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 March 1915
MARRIAGE. LANDERS-HUNTER. A wedding was celebrated on Wednesday at the Toolern Vale church, betw.een Mr. Geo. Landers, of Brighton, and Miss. Jeannie Hunter, of Toolern Vale. The bride groom was supported by Messrs. Jack and Jim Hunter, while the brides maids were the thr'ee sisters of the bride. The train-bearers were Gladys and Dorrie Burton, while Willie Beazley acted as page. The church was very. tastefully decorated; two arches, with wedding bells suspended, were erected in the centre, with the initials of the bride and bridegroom; on either side of the one near the altar. The bride was given away by Mr. W. Hunter, her brother, and the ceremony was duly performed by Rev. Green. Miss Nellie Walter played the Wedding March. The church was so packed that a large crowd could not gain admittance. After the ceremony, the guests ad journed' to the hall, where .1.95 sat down to a fine spread. Full justice" having been done here, the Rev. Green read several congratulatory telegrams, and...
To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 March 1915
To the Editor of the Express. Sir,--In reply to the letter of Mr. T. H. Reynolds, which you kindly sent out to me for an answer to appear in this week's "Express," I have to say this, that the expres sion attributed to the ` Missioner, "Take no notice of the war, it is only a' paper war," was, as my let ter stated, being freely reported throughout the district. My letter was written with :the object of getting a denial; or other wise. That denial has now been given, and we are pleased to have it. But may I ask, what started these rumors ? My informants tell me that members of the Church, who stated they heard the expres sion used, were the first to mentibn the matter. Evidently, they must have mistaken the Missioner's mean-: ing, and they now must take the blame for. spreading the reports,-I: am, yours. &4c.
MYRNIONG BELGIAN RELIEF FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 March 1915
MYRNIONG BELGIAN .RELIEF , FUND. Additional donations to the fund: -Per Mesdames Thos. Myers and P. Shanahan-J. - Lidgett, £1/1/; P. Shanahan, l1/1/; Mr. McDonald, 10/6; W. Smith, 5/; collection ate social evening, £1/6/6; D. Myers, 10/; G. Nolan, 2/; J. Dugdale, £1 1/; J. Sullivan, 2/6; P. Vigor, 2/;. G. Whale, 2/6; E. Rough, 2/; W. Robertson, 5/; J. Urquhart, 2/6; Grace Myers, 3/; Napier Myers, 3/; A. Myers, 2/; Annie Myers, 2/; :J. Myers, 2/; Miss Thompson, 2/; M. R. and G. Shanahan, 3/; H. Lidgett, bag of barley, T. Rogers, pair of fowls; Palmer Bros., bag potatoes,; Miss Deveney, pair of turkeys; J. Deveney, 2-yr-old heifer; M. Griffin, pair fowls; L. Myers, pair ducks. Per Mesdames James Dugdale. and S.. Clark-Mrs. Grant, 5/; S. Clark, £1/1/; W. Cowan, 5/; Miss Hackett, 5/; -Mr. Whalin, 2/6; Mrs. Nolan, 2/; Mrs. Symons, 2/; Robertson Bros., £1; Mr. Shanahan, 10/; E. Thomp son, 10/; Mrs. J. Cowan, £1; Mrs. Carter, .10/; E. Robertson, 2/6; A. McIntyre, revolver, watch and poul t...
THE WAR. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 March 1915
THE WAR. To the Editor of the Express. Sir,-In the last issue of your paper there appeared a letter over the nom-de-plume "Louvain." The writer stated that "it is being freely reported that at the recent Mission in this town, the Missioner ex horted his congregation 'To take no notice of the war, it was only a" paper war'." It should have been the easiest thing in the world, before "Lou vain's" letter was inflicted on the public, to find out whether the re port were true or false. Witnesses, many and reputable and willing, could as easily have been found then as they can be found now, whose united evidence ought to be incontrovertible. Hundreds of re spectable inhabitants of Bacchus Marsh and the surrounding districts regularly attended the - Missioni' morning and evening St. Bernard's Church was packed; the local priests were present at every ser mon; and both the priests and the laity who attended the Mission tes tify unhesitatingly and unanimously that no such statement was made....
PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL, BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 27 March 1915
PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL, BACCHUS MARSH. The anniversary of the above was celebrated on Sunday last, when the Rev. G. S. Brodie, of Sunshine, preached appropriate sermons, both morning and evening. On the Monday evening the schol- ars provided a very good entertain- ment, which reflected credit on their tutors, Mrs. B. Williams and her staff, who deserved the hearty vote of' thanks passed to them at the close of the proceedings, which was moved by Cr. C. L. T. Alkemade, J.P., and seconded by Mr. Wm. Grant, J.P., and supported by Cr. J. Wills. The hall was filled to overflowing, many being unable to obtain seats, who had to stand outside at the doors. This and similar gatherings proves the great assistance this pretty little hall is to Church work. The Rev. B. Williams presided &nbsp; &nbsp; over the gathering, and at its con- clusion thanked all who assisted, in- cluding the ladies who supplied an abundant supply of refreshments. During his remarks the Chairman spe...
BACCHUS MARSH POST OFFICE [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 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.m. Myrniong-8.20 a.m. Melton-9.10 a.m. Balliang-5.15 p.m. G. M. CREAGH, P.M.
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, March 29. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, March 29. ORDINARY meeting. Preseht-Crs. Winter (President), Myers, Evans, Hamilton, Goudie, Clarke, Stewart, Cameron, Carin. The Department of Public Works approved of tlhe Council expending £80 on the Golden Point bridge out of the £100 grant provided for the maintenance of roads.-Received. Constable Deans, Blackwood, re signed as summoning officer, Inspec tor of Nuisances, &c., for the East Riding- as the Police Station at Blackwood would be closed on 31st March.-Received. The Shire of Buninyong wrote that they could not agree to any repairs on McIntosh's road this year, owing to shortness of funds. Received Alex. S. Robertson, Mt. Wallace, asked permission to place a small water pipe across road known as Lockhard's lane.-Granted. The Ballan Agricultural Society notified the Council that its lease of the showgrounds for Pound pur poses expired on 20th Apiril; and wished to know if lease was to be renewed on same conditions.- The Secretary sai...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
ALTHOUGH the genus homo has ex isted upon this planet for at least 4,000 years,- it has not yet observed salus populi suprema lex, although blindly groping towards it by ob serving what Marcus Clarke called "it is customary." For this reason all the customs of Civilization are being secularised, including Easter Sunday observance is weakening. What the ultimate result is going to be is as inexplicable as the de velopments of the war, which every body is chattering about, but they will all have to wait and see. THE minute books of the Werribee Council should be looked up to find the agreement made with the Foots cray Council to construct a road over or under the railway at North Melbourne. The Wyndham Coun cil (as it was then called) had to advance money to the Footscray Council in order that Werribee hay growers could get to the hay mar ket. Footscray ultimately paid back the money. A similar agreement appears to be necessary now to effect drainage works required in the East end of ...
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, March 27. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
S-WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, March 27. ORDINARY meeting. Present-Ors. Browne (President), Beamish, Shaw, McMurray, Bayley, Canny, Beasley, Sexton, Robinson, Maher. G. T. Chirnside, Werribee Park, asked for repairs to road from the Lodge gate to boundary. He also drew attention to spread of noxious weeds in the Shire, on the Aviation road, and other places.-Cr. Canny and Bayley moved road be attended to.-Carried.-The Secretary said he had written to the Defence Depart ment about the noxious weed matter, but had received no reply.-Cr. Mac Murray moved that the Inspector take steps to have noxious weeds eradicated. Some ratepayers cut them, and some did not.-Cr. Bay ley seconded.-Cr. Robinson agreed that the burrs were bad.-Carried. The Kingsville, Queensville, and Clarendon Progress Association asked the Council to get out esti mates for the construction of streets and channelling on the estates. Al so complaining of fumes from Messrs. Leggo's works.-The latter wrote that they ...
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. Horticultural Show on Saturday next, 10th inst., afternoon and even ing, in the Bacchus Marsh Mechan ics' Institute. The Secretary informs us that the entries for the Horticultural show are well up to the average, with the exception of fruit. Late entries will, be received up to next Friday. Good entries also for the singing and piano competitions. The show will be opened by Hon. A. R. Rob ertson, M.L.A., at 2.30 on Satur day afternoon. Bacchus- Marsh market (Fair bairn's) on Wednesday next, not Thursday, the usual day. This al teration has been made to avoid clashing with the Melbourne niar ket, which has been altered on ac count of the Easter holidays. Par ticulars are advertised of the stock to be offered; and some farm land at Myrniong will also be submitted for sale. Tenders are invited for the lease of Lynch's farm at Bullengarook. The Shire of Bacchus Marsh in vite tenders for the erection of Pat tinspon's bridge; also for supply of spalls, and the lease of lan...
ROYAL PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
ROYAL PICTURES. There will bIe a special programme for Saturday night; 3rd inst., the attraction will be Britain's great army and navy, or Life in the King's service. The picture wvill in clude scenes on land and sea; hy droplanes and submarines; the fleet at battle practice; battleships in a heavy sea; army manoeuvres; a abaf Wbde ba v qi &vux a
BELGIAN RELIEF FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
BELGIAN RELIEF FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. The Committee request that those wh'o have promised donations to hand them in at once to the Treas urer (Mr. Thos. Anderson) so that a second instalment of £100 may be remitted to the Lord Mayor's Fund. The Committee wish to acknow ledge, with thanks, the following donations: Balance Picture Show, 6/, making a total of £15/6/. Bacchus Marsh Race Club, £5/5/. Pearce Bros., £3/3/. Coimadai Limeworks fund (2nd monthly instalment) £2/6/. Addi tional subscribers to those given last month-J. Wightman, D. Coghlian, E. Bennett. Junior I.O.R., Pride of the Val ley Tent (1st instalment) 15/3. W. E. Spurr, 4/6. Per Mrs. P. J. Vallence.-George Vallence, (Maddingley) £1; Mrs. IIH. Vallence, 5/; J. Vallence; 2/; H. Vallence, 2/. Hazel M. Lane, Footscray, Hon. Sec., of the Condensed Milk Fund, acknowledges having received £4/11/ from Nurse de Boos, being amount collected by her from residents . of Bacchus Marsh for the Belgian Babies Relief Fund. Al...
LAWN TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
LAWN TENNIS. A team from Bacchus Marsh motored to Balliang on Saturday last, and played a match with the club there. The visitors were vic torious. During the afternoon the visiting team were most hospitably entertained, and the outing was thoroughly enjoyed. A return match will be played on the local court on Saturday afterioon, 10th inst. Scores: Miss Tyers and J. F. McLachlan (B.M.) v. Miss Edols and Mr. Hart (B.) 6-1, 6-3. Misses McDonald and Tyers (B. M.) v. Misses Bird and Edols (B.) 6-0, 6-1. J. F. McLachlan and Dr. W. B. Ryan (B.M.) v. O. Burgess and H. Gardiner (B.) 6-0, 6-5. Miss McDonald and Dr. Ryan (B. M.) v: Miss Bird and O. Burgess (B.) 6-1, 6-2. Misses McDonald and Tyers v. Misses. Edols and Bird, 6-0. J. F. McLachlan and Dr. Ryan v. Messrs. Hart and Gardinier, 6-5 Totals-Bacchus Marsh, .60 games; Balliang, 18 games,
MELTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Friday, March 26. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
MELTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Friday, March 26. ORDINARY meeting. Present-Ors. Leake (President), Browne, Greene, Hornbuckle, Howell, Minns, Robin son, McPherson. The Treasury notified amounts due, from Licensing fund, £84; en dowment, £236. The Municipal Association asked for any motions for annual confer ence:-Crs. Greene and Robinson moved that the -Council propose that one or more Ridings of any munici pality may be exempt under the Dog Tax Act.-Carried. The Country Roads Board ap proved of Carlson's tender for the Gap Hill, Bendigo road. The Board also notified that in future specifications for works under the Board, contractors must cover their liability, under Workers' Com pensation Act, with a policy from the State Insurance office. The Public Works Department wrote that there were no proclaimed roads through section 12, Parish of Holden. H. W. Staughton asked for ad justment of rates, as the Water Commission had resumed 58 acres of his land.-Referred to Secretary for report. The Bu...
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
BACOCHUS MARSH BOWLING OLUB. The Sunshine Club will visit Bac chus Marsh to-day (Saturday) 3rd inst., and play a match against the local club. The Bacchus Marsh team will be chosen from-Ladies, Mesdames A. Shaw, Tinker, Campbell, Mrs. or Miss Scott. Gents, R. Snowden, H. H. Blight, T. Heath, A. G. Crisp, E. B. Manning, M. Butterfield, W. E. Ramsey, W. P. Grant, Dr. Nance, R. H. Dugdale, G. W. McFarland, J. A. Johns, F. L. Pearce, W. D. Hogan, D. McDonald, H. Clarke. Play to start at 2 o'clock. Ladies will provide afternoon tea.
COMING EVENTS: [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
COMING EVENTS:-- Monday, April 5 (Easter).-A-N.A Sports, Bacchus Marsh. Saturday, April 10.--Horticultural Show, Bacchus Marsh. Wednesday, April- 14.-G?ricket Association Social. Thursday, April 22.-Church of England annual Concert at Coima dai. Wednesday, 28th April.-Trinity; Cricket Club social. Wednesday, May 5.--Plain and fancy dress ball, Baochu aMiah.
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
CRICKET. The District Association will hold its annual Social on Wednesday, 14th inst. The ladies interested in this function are requested to meet at the Mechanics' Institute at 3 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon next, 7th inst. A match will be played in Mad dingley Park on Saturday afternoon, between Junior teams representing the North and South sides of the town. Play will start at 2 sharp. North team will be chosen from Johns (capt.), Campbell (2), Far row, Caspar, Somerton, Creasy, Mat thews, Hanson, Murphy, Barradell, Robinson, Crowe. South team-Bence (capt.) Camp bell, Blake, Cowan, Tinker, Connor, Straughen, Whelan, Williams, Moss, McArthur.
THE Mystery of the Ravenspurs Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Melb. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XXI.—Continued [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
THE ills1iel o0 le baVO spluls 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 XI -Continued The injured man rose also. He stag gered along on the arm of his compan ion, and Geoffrey could with some diffl ,kulty see them enter the sitting-room. He paused in some doubt as to his .next move, but before he was .called,.. upon to decide,: Mrs.-May and. the oth? er native came out again. Evidently they had left the injured man behind. Then they emerged into the road and started off rapidly to wards the cliffs. "Going some way by the pace they are walking," Geoffrey muttered, "and at the same time they must be back before daylight, or they would never have dared to leave that fellow at Jes sop's. What a good thing I know the country." Geoffrey followed at a respectful dis tance, his 'rubber shoes making no scund. For the time of year the night was intensely dark, which was in Geof ...