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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
TAYLOR'S CASH STORE Our CASH SYSTEM of trading enables us to offer SUPREME VALUE S in all the various lines we carry. . All our Goods are BOUGHT FOR CASH, with the full discounts, and sold to you with a Minimum of profit. CASH BUYERS can command Lowest Prices. They will get them here. Our reputation stands behind all our transactions, and we . 'guaranteo satisfaction. We do all classes of Jewellery and Watch REPAIRS. Customers !" ?depend on getting satisfaction. - ELECTRO PLATE WARE. ZONOPHONES. CROCKERY. SCENTS and SOAPS. DOLLS and TOYS. SCHOOL REQUISITES. STATIONERY. UNDERCLOTHING. PICTURES and FRAMES. CHILDREN'S CLOTHING. JEWELLERY and REPAIRS. HOSIERY and RIBBONS. TATLOW. CA .re. Church and Main streets, Bacchus Marsh. -'CHAS. J. GRANT,® - BOOT and SHOE SPECIALIST Has a Large Stock of Up-to-date BOOTS and SHOES to SELL at Reasonable IPrices. Ladies Gent's, and Children's WHITE BOOTS and SHOES, of good quality, and latest shapes. Bowling, Tennis, and Cricket Boots and Shoes. Best...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
WEDIESDAY, April T (Note alteration of date.) Bacchus Marsh Market. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co. will Sell, in the Corporation Yards, Bacchus Marsh, on .the above date, starting at 11 a.m. sharp: - 100 HEAD OF CATTLE. Comprising Milkers and Springers. Fat, Store and Young Cattle. 250 SHEEP. Including 100 Crossbred Ewes, 4t. PIGS and SUNDRIES. PROPERTIES as under Account Estate late J. Pattinson LAND at Myrniong. Account Estate late T. Edwards LAND at Myrniong. Account Mrs. James Ryan-Town ship Property in Manor St., Bacchus ..Marsh. Also, on account Mrs. George Lyle, who is leaving Rowsley 20 DAIRY COWS, some springing 8 Heifers, yearlings. 1 Shorthorn Bull, 4 years. 2 JUseful Farm HORSES. Spring Cart, Dray, Harness, &c. Next Bacchus Marsh Sale THURSDAY, 13th May, 1915. WEDNESDAY, April 7 FARM LAND, MYRNIONG. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co., instruc ted by the Executor in the Estate of Thos. Edwards, deceased, will Sell, by Auction, at the Corporation Yards, Bacchus- Marsh, a...
LERDERDERG RESERVOIRS. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
LERDERDERG RESERVOIRS. To the Editor of the Express. Sir,-In a season of such excep tional di'yness as the present the question of water conservation at tracts greater attention. As irriga tion becomes more firmly established at Bacchus Marsh, a regular water supply is needed, and the Lerder derg river has all the advantages of rainfall and catchment, if ade quate storage reservoirs are-built. It seems surprising to me that more consideration has not been given to a site for a reservoir at Kangaroo Flat, about two miles below Golden Point. The Lerderderg River, I be lieve, has less fall in that two miles than any other similar stretch be tween Mt. Wilson and Bacchus Marsh. The site I am mentioning is immediately below Kangaroo Flat. At that place. the river has a bend somewhat in the form of the letter Z. At the lower end the .bare rock is showing nearly quite across the river bed-about 50 feet-with an almost perpendicular rock face on the south side, and a hill of a very steep angl...
TOOLERN VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
TOOLERN VALE. (rOMo OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The most successful concert and ball ever, held here was the one held on Friday evening,' in aid of the Belgian Fund. Madame Maggie Stirling and other Melbourne artists supplied the items, which were all vociferously received, and encores demanded. The hall had been spec ially decorated in red white and blue, and -was a credit to the willing hands that did the work. During the interval, a bag of wheat (do nated by Mr. R. Ennis) was auc tioned by Madame Stirling. After this some flags and colors, and two bunches of heather, from Madame's own garden-the last named realiz ing £1/I/ a bunch. Altogether £70 was raised by the effort. Dancing was kept up till 3.30 a.m., the music fdr which was supplied gratuitously
COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
COIMADAI. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Good progi'ess is being made with preparatory work at the Mt. Stib nite antimony mine, and the first loads of material and equipment are expected on Wednesday next. A start was made to clean out Draper's tunnel oil Tuesday, and altogetlier a staff of about 10 men are em ployed in and arouii'the mine. The erection of men's hots is well under way, 'and on the completion of these a commencement will be .made with the large ore dressing shed and assay laboratory. Mr. H. E. Fallshaw, one of the Melbourne directors of the company, is expected up on Fri day, to pay a visit of inspection to. the property. He will be accom panied to :the mine by Mr. R. Thurs tonr Evans, the 'managing director who is now resident in Bacchus Marsh, and he will probably remain for a few days, visiting the chief places of interest in the district. The annual School picnic will be held on Wednesday next, 7th inst., and promises to be a huge success. A long programme of inte...
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. Readings for 24 hours on dates specified Week ending March 31, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
Bacchus Marsh Observation Station. Readings fo0 24 hours on dates specified Week ending March 31, 1915. Date. 'Max. Max. Min. JRain in sun. in shade. in shade. fall. F.'26 129 69 87 - S.-27 129. 74 42 - Su 28 183 72 52 - M. 29 106 65 52 - Tu 80 120 65 50 1 W. 81 121 67 53 - TN - - - - - Rainfall for March-26 points ; total for three months, 2.00 inches. March, 1914, 91 points; total for three months, 2.69 inches. -March, 1918, 6.10 inches; total for three months, 7.85 inches. When mash feed is given in a trough, the chickens often get in the receptacle and scratch the con tents out -on the floor. with theiir feet. This can be prevented by cutting a piece of 1-inch wire poul try netting to the same size as the inside of the trough, and by laying it in the trough over the feed. The fowls can then readily eat mash, but c$uwot cat 4 it ot.
MYRNIONG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
MYRNIONG. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The sales of Pattinson's and Ed wards' farms will be held on Wed nesday, next, not on the 8th inst., as previously advertised. There was a large gathering, of young folk at the Mechanics' hall on Friday night, with just a sprink ling of elder ones to impart stabil ity to the assemblage.; The occasion being a farewell to Mr. Gordon Graham; who has. offered his ser vices to the Empire, and is now at the Broadmeadows camp. Visitors were present from all the neighbor ing towns, and a most pleasant even ing was spent. Songs were ren dered by Messrs. Leslie Myers, A. Cresswell, and others; while dancing, card-playing, &c., were indulged in with great pleasure. After refresh ments had been partaken of. Cr. Staffoid Clark presented the guest of the evening 'with a case of pipes, and dwelt at some length on the popularity of Mr. Graham, of his manliness and his bravery, and hoped;. - hlie would come back decor ated with the Victoria Cross, and ...
BLACKWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
BLACK WOOD. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) A local co-operative party has been formed to work the Easter Monday lease. For the present op erations will be confined to the tun nel level. It is to be hoped that their enterprise will be 'rewarded. Brunswick City cricketers will visit Blackwood for the Easter holi days. Matches will be played against the local team on Good Friday and Saturday; and against a District team on Easter Monday. A concert and ball on Easter Monday night. Blue Mountain cricketers visited here on Saturday, and after an in teresting game, the result was a draw. Blackwood batted first, and put up 194 runs, the outstanding feature being the brilliant -innings played by G. R. Hexter, who car iied out his bat for 141; with the exception of- a chance at 104, the innings was a faultless one. His runs were made all rouinkd the wic ket, and the score included 17 4's and two 6's. Byrne, 11, and T. Cummings, 15, were the only other ones to reach double figures. Blue Mount r...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
A.C e . o Oe CRT Bacchus Marsh, EASTER MONDAY NIGHT, 5th April. Miss MABEL MATTINGLEY'S BOHEMIAN CONCERT PARTY. Accompaniste-Miss May Griffiths, Musical -Directress-Miss Mabel Mattingley. Part I. Overture' "Polonaise in A." ... ......... Miss May Griffiths A Few Minutes with WALTONA, Irish, Scottish and Italian Imper sonator. Song, "Take a pair of sparkling eyes," ... Mr. Gerald Fitzmaurice Song, "Rose in the bud," ..... ......... Miss Mabel Mattingley Accompanied on the Irish Harp by Miss. May Griffiths. Musical Moments with Stewart and Lorraine, World-famed Musicians Introducinig Ianjos and 20th Century Violins. Song, "Moorish Maid," ...... ... .. Miss Mabel Mattingley Waltona, Lightning Sketch Artist. He paints quicker than. you can think. Part II. :.More Music by .............. ...... Stewart and Lorraine Banjos, 20th Century Violins and Singing. Song, "I'll sing thee songs of Araby," ... Mr. Gerald Fitzmaurice Irish Harp solo, "Intermezzo.," ...... ...... Miss May Griffiths -. ...
BACCHUS MARSH. No. 48. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. By W. WILLIAMS, B.A. No. 48. tUndoubtedly some persons are ad ~: apted for public life, and some are not. Some again may have the ad aptability, but not the inclination. You may frequently hear the frank _-comment that the man who would Slead in public movements is a fool, for he gets no thanks for his trouble. Rather that he does so occupy a prominent position in the community Sbrings him under criticism. Because he did not do this or the other,' he offends this one and that; and hence the proverb, "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." But I pre sume that in the main those? who feel a responsibility for the public welfare act from a pure motive, have no idea of personal aggrandisement. As I scan the back files of the "Ex press," and read the doings of our mighty little hamlet of the sixties and seventies, two characters stand out who verily were pillars of the community-James Elijah Crook and James Young, and we enter into their labors. Both men evidently had ad...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 April 1915
DEATH. PATTINSON.-On 26th March, at Dr. Dun. can's Private Hospital, Kyneton, Mary Elizabeth, beloved wife of George Pat tinson, Lancefield, and eldest daughter of the late John and E. L. Drury, of Mt. Blackwood, aged 55 years. Deeply mourned. usa AURAn APi1. hATDll kYr t. SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1915.
THE CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
THE CONCERT. A late start (15 to 20 minutes); long intervals between the items; unnecessary lowering and raising of the proscenium; are not items con ducive to' strengthening a weak pro gramme. Bacchus Marsh audiences have in a manner become spoiled, perhaps, by always expecting some thing better than the last, but when the programme does not come up to the standard, they are a little dis appointed. We think this occurred on Monday evening. The best items were the tenor songs of Mr. Gerald Fitzmaurice, who was heartily en cored for all his items. Stewart and LIorraine supplied some novel and acceptable musical items on banjos and 20th century violins; also a little "Musical dinner" sketch, in which the crockery, &e., on the table was brought into requisition to pro duce melody. Miss Mabel Matting ley sang "'Rose in the bud," "The Moorish maid," "My ain guid man," and others as encore pieces. Miss May Griffiths acted as accompaniste, both on the piano and the Irish harp for s...
A.N.A. SPORTS, BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
-A:N;A.· SPORTS, BACOHUS MARSH. - The above were held o'n Easter SMonday, aid attracted a good at .tendance, £42 being taken at the igates, which was considered very satisfactory, under the prevailing :conditions. The same may be said of the whole day's proceedings. It :could hardly be expected that it '?would prove a record year. .* The procession, led by the Presi :dent of the Branch (Mr: J. Red: drop), as Lord Kitclhener, attracted Aa number of other fancy costumes, both mounted and on foot, and gave _color to the scene; but the bulky •original items which usually ap pear were missing, with the excep :tion of one "starved out" exhibit, which portrayed in striking fashion the effects of the drought, being a f'amily in an old covered waggon, with ~ll the farm belongings and .numerous signs hanging about, and one struck a popular note with "Are f'e downhearted? No!" The sports committee would do well to devote ii little more attention to working up beforehand exhibits for the pro ce...
WOMAN'S WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
. WOMkN'S WOER?D. How many homes there arein which mord care is lavished upon expensive adornments than upon the free, every day comforts and blessings of nature! There are many women who, afth the best intention for the care of their houses and their children, still commit, one heinous, hygienic sin by what may not be inaptly called "furniture wor ship," and so careful are they of car pete, sofa coverings, and curtains, that some rooms in their houses are main .·tained in a cellar-like darkess. except for short' intervals, when they are thrown open for-"company." If one thing, is more certain than another, it is the fact that all sorts of microscopio growths love the darkness. One has only to search a dark spot in the forest to find myriads of them, 'and dark, sunless closets and corners come a close second with moulds, and, if we ex amine carefully, a dust filled with spores. "Children, look in.those eyes; lis ten to that dear voice; notice the feel. ing of even a single touch tha...
TIMELY TIPS ON TOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
TIMELY TIPS ON TOOLS. SEndeavor to keep all the farm tools- sharp, and not .wait until you want to use them, and then lose much valuable time putting them in working order. A good grindatone, set of good files, and a tool grinder are good investinents. The most useful and money-saving buildings on the farni are the tool house and the implement shed where all the farti tools and machinery can be protected and taken care of. Too .inany farmers neglect to pro itect their tools anid implements from 'the weather when not in use,'either for lack of roomy bulldings or from sheer neglect. The logies would pay for good buildings in a very few years. •- . . Butter is like a sponge--It is not safe to claim that butter must be the same vhen it reaches the market as w1bwjo it~arp Z ha~cm
TREATMENT OF GALVANISED IRON. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
TREATMENT OF GALVANISED IRON. Galvanised iron is bMing used more and more freely for the siding and roofing of buildings. It is relatively cheap, is free from fire risk, and can be erected rapidly on either wooden or iron frame. There has been some complaint that it is riot durable, that it rusts and decays quite rapidly. rThis is because the galvanized iron is not properly treated. The superintendent of con struction of the United States steel corporation, a man who perhaps has had more practical experience with this typ~e of building material than any other person, says:-f'Let the galvanized iron siding or roofing remain untreated for, about two years after it is put on. This gives the atmosphere and 'sun ample time to oxide the surface on both sides of the iron. Then coat the exterior surface with a suitable paint having an asphaltum base. By'this treat ment rust and decay are arrested. The material becomes practically in destructible for ordinary use.'
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
BACCHUS MARSH MARKET. Messrs. L. A.\Fairlbairn & Co. re port holding their monthly sale in the Corporation yards on Wednes day last, when 212 cattle, 40 sheep, 45 pigs, and 7 horses were yarded. The attendance was good,, but owing to the very dry weather, bidding! dragged, and -prices were scarcely up to the previous month. The four lots of land advertised were also offered and dispo0ed of to good com petition. Best dairy cows, in milk, £8/10/ to £10/15/, for one of Mr. H. O'Ha gan's. Best dairy cows, springing, £7 to £9. Medium sorts, £5 to £6/10/. Best dairy heifers, £4/10/ to £6. Fat cows, £7/10/ to £8/12/6. Steers, £5/10/ to £6/10/. Choppers, £3/10/ to- £5. SStore cows, fair condition, £3. Low-conditioned cattle at low prices. Bulls, £3 to £5/10/. VTealers, £1/10/ to £3/5/. Fat sheep, 16/11. Lambs, 8/10 to '15/9. Pigs-Porkers, 35/ to 52/; store pigs, 15/ to 20/; young pigs, 5/ to 8/6. Ponies, £4/5/, £4/10[ 'and £5. Farming impletments and sundries at fair prices. LAND. I...
MAKING CHEESE AT HOME. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
MAKING CHEESE AT HOME. Did you ever try making a little cheese? The process is not at all difficult, but like making anything else a little practice is necessary to turn out a high-grade product.- But you never made butter, or a pie or a cake that equalled, the best until after a few attempts, perhaps a few failures. Here is a simple method that can be followed, in producing your own home suliply. Take milk three or four hours old that has been kept at about 70 degrees and which has not commenced to sour. The first step is to heat to 96 degrees, add commercial rennet, three-tenths of an ounce, or 8.5 cubic centimeters, td 100 pounds of milk. Allow to coagulate for 30 or 40 minutes. Now break the curd with a spoon or three-cornered stick until the particles are the size of the end of your little finger. Now heat slowly up to 100 degrees, stir ring more or less constantly; when the mass reaches 100 degrees, let stand at that temperature until the curd becomes fnrm. 1.oughly speak ing,...