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BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. The Bacchus,Marsh Horticultural Show will be held in the Mechanics' Institute to-day, Saturday, 10th inst. The show will be opened at 2.30 by Hon. A. R. Robertson, M.L.A., and will iremain open in the evening also. There will be singing and piano competitions as an additional attraction for the evening. All who can spare the shilling admission fee will be doing the Society a ~ood tirn by attending, so that it may be able to continue its work. The Secretary of the Horticultural show informs us tlat 784 entries, have been received, or 43 nmore. than last year. The Horticultural Show will re open at 7 o'clock in the evening, and the singing and piano compe-, titions will comnhence at 7.30. Baptist Church services:-Bacchus Marsh, 11 and 7, Pastor S. Whit church. All welcome. Church df England, lth inst.: Harvest Thanksgiving services. Bac chus Marsh, 11 and 7. Anthems "The Lord is loving unto every man," and "I will feed My flock." Myrniong, 2.45. Holy Communion. Donation...
BALLIANG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
SBALLIANG. - (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The farmers are getting on well with their ploughing in this district. Some have started to sow. The Progress Association have ar ranged to hold their annual athletic sports on May 7th, and it is-their intention to have a programme. dSe ond to none. Mr. Edols has ar ranged to hold a ball in his wool shed the same evening, in aid of Red Cross and Belgian Fund. Every body can look forward to.a good evening's amusemerit. Motor cars and motor bicycles are taking the place of the horse and buggy at Balliang. Two motor cars have been purchased already by two of the residents. General regret is expressed that Lieut. Vanstan has keen compelled, through illhealth, to "go slow" in public life. He has always taken a keen interest in anything for the advancement of the district, and as hon. Secretary of the Progress As sociation he has done particularly, good work. At the last meeting of the Association his resignation was accepted with regret, and .Mr...
BELGIAN RELIEF FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
BELGIAN RELIEF FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. A second instalment of £100 was sent by the Treasurer (Mr. Thos. Anderson) to the Lord Mayor's fund this week. 'he Committee wish to acknow ledge, with thanks, the following donations: Messrs. L. A. Fairbtirn & Co., first instalment on account of sales at Bacchus Marsh marklet; £50. Sales--Messrs. Fairbairn & Co. Mrs. J. Wills, binder twine, £1/12/6; Connor Bros., pups, 9/6. SA.N:A. Sports Committee, sale of wood on Easter Monday, £1/13/. Darley Brick Co. employees (3rd fortnightly instalment) £1/8/. Dr. T. B. Ryan (2nd monthly in stalmnent) £1. A.C. (2nd instalment) £1. Miss Watts, £1. "Braeside," 10/6. Murri House (2nd instalment) 10/. H. Robins, 6/. Donation omitted from Myrniong list--F. Drury, 5/; additional dona tion-·Collection at social on Easter Monday night-£1/3/.
COMING EVENTS: [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
COMING EVENTS: Saturday, April 10.-Horticultural Show, Bacchus Marsh.' Thursday, April 22.-Church of England annual Concert at Coima-" dai.. Saturday, Apiril 24-JI.O.R. Pic tlure night. Wednesday, 28th April.-Trinity Cricket Club social. Wednesday, May 5.-Plain and fancy dress ball, Bacchus Marsh. Friday, May 7.-Sports and Social at Balliang.
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
BACCHUS MARSH BOWLING CLUB. The Sunshine Bowling Club again visited Bacchus Marsh on Saturday last. The green was very dry and worn, owing to the water supply being cut off, and therefore accur· ate play was out of the question. The visitors won by 21. The ladies supplied a sumptuous afternoon tea in the pavilion. 4t the close of the match Mr. RH.H. Dugdale (Presi dent) made a few remarks on be half of Bacchus Marsh Club, and Mr. Richards, on behalf of Sunshine, responded, and complimented the lady players on their play. After the match, the visitors were entertained at dinner, very well sup plied by Mr. F. R. Manning, of Royal hotel. Mr. Diugdale (Presi dent) and Mr. W. Williams, B.A., proposed thle Sunshine club, which was responded to by Messrs. Fair child and McWhirter. Mr. Richards also said a few words, and' said it was noticeable when visiting the Marsh the friendly feeling of the people they met, which was a con trast to the stiffness or coolness of city folk. He also said t...
THE Mystery of the Ravenspurs (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XXIII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
THE sllier Dof the lalBvensilrs By FRED, M. WHIT-. Author of "The Ends of Justice," etc. (All Rights Reserved.) - CHAPTER XXIII.-Continued. "I admit it," she said.' "They get on one's clothes and sting for pure mischief. And I am a sight after a bee has been operating upon me. If I had my own way, there would be a :fire here some- day, and.· thensthere would be no more bees." They trooped into breakfast, dispu ting the point cheerfully. It was im possible to be downcast on so perfect 'a morning. Even the elders had dis carded their gloom. Ralph Ravenspur mildly astonished everybody by re lating an Eastern experience apropos of bees. "But they were not like these," he concluded. "They were big black bees and their honey is poisonous. It is gathered from noxious swamp flowers and, of course, it is only intended for their own food. Even those bees-" The speaker paused, as if conscious that he was talking too much. He proceeded with his breakfast slowly. "Go on," said Marion. "I am inte...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
TAYLOR'S CASH STORE :i-:- 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 -guarantee satisfaction. .. We do all classes of Jewellery and Watch REPAIRS. Customers :.. .can depend on getting satisfaction. E?LECTRO 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. TAYLOR:: :fCAl SroR Church and Main streets, Bacchus Marsh. 2 ': -.CHAS. J. GRANT,® BOOT and SHOE SPECIALIST Has a Large Stock of Up-to-date BOOTS and SHOES to SEZLL at Beasonable Prices. ::::i La: d ies Gent's, and Children's WHITE :i,::: BOOTS and SHOES, of good .: Fquality, and latest ...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
THE Historical Society of Victoria exists only in name, as nothing is heard of its labours. The history of parishes and of local bodies would be interesting. We got a little, and tried to get more from N.S.W.; but was 'told that all records had been sent to Victoria. The Titles OflMce must have some early'plans, but Shire boundaries had a haphazard origin. They were mostly laid off by prospective Sec retaries, and have been bamboozled since. Messrs. McPhail Bros. will hold their usual monthly market at Mel ton to-day. Don' forget the concert in. aid 4f the Belgian fund on the 16th inst. ' ' . * ~ :. * ' -. * Some. of the farmers are holding off with their seeding till rain falls. it: is to be hoped they will not be delayed much longer. Should there come a very heavy fall of rain'b when the weather- gets colder, it means that there will be plenty of dead stock about,;as there are plenty of them very light in the flesh at the present. time. Concert and sale, of gifts, in aid of the Be...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
SATURDAY, April 10. Melton Market. McPHAIL BROS. & Co. will Sell in their yards at Mac's-Hotel, starting at 12.30 p.m. Fat, Store. and Dairy Cattle. Pigs and Sundries. A. BURBIDGE, Agent. SATURDAY, April 24. (Note alteration of date.) Bacchus Marsh Market. McPHAIL BROS. & Co. will sell at Bacchus Marsh at 12.30p.m. sharp Fat and Store Cattle, Milker. and Springers. --Pigs, Sheep, ahd Sundries. A. BURBIDGE, Agent. -:TO LET BY TENDER. LYNCH'S FARM,- near Bullenga rook. : TENDERS, returnable to the under signed not later than SATURDAY, April 10th, are invited for the LEASE, for a term of two years, of Mrs. B. Lynch's FARM, containing 846 acres, situated on the Gisborne Road, near Bullengarook. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. SFurther particulars from the un dersigned. SL. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co., Auc tioneers, Bacchus Marsh. FARM AT ROWSLEY TO LET. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & CO. invite tenders, closing 17th .inst., for a two yearls LEASE of Mrs. Ly...
HOW TO KILL AND BLEED POULTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
HOW TO KILL AND BLEED POULTRY. SThe American Governmint recom mends the following rules for kill ing fowls: Grasp the 'chicken, when killing, by the bony part of the skull. Do not let the fingers touch the neck. Make a small cut with a small, sharp-pointed knife on the right side' of the roof of the chic ken's mouth, just where the bones of the skull end. Brain for dry picking by thrusting the knife through the groove which rimuns along the middle line of the roof of the mouth until it touches the skull midway between the eyes. Use a knife which is not more than 2 inches long, ¼ inch wide, with a thin, flat lhandle, a sharp point, and a straight cutting edge. At least 300/% of all the poultry coming into the market is incom pletely bled. Much of it is so badly bled that it results in .a loss as com pared with the corresponding poul try which is well bled and in good order. Aside from the bad appear ance, incompletely bled chickens have very inferior keeping proper ties. The flesh lo...
LAUNDRY WRINKLES (Alice Margaret Ashton.) [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
LAUNDRY WRINKLES (Alice Margaret Ashton.) Sometimes it ,is just -thd little ag gravating details that make a dif ficult or unpleasant task almost un bearable. Washing day is a hard time for most women, so it pay s.to consider some of the smaller items involved in the process of washing. Better even than a clothes-pin apron I like my grape-basket pin holder, with a wire twisted through the handle to form a hook. " This hook is slipped over the clothesline, and the basket is easily pushed ahead of the worker, while the pins are so much easier to grasp than, from a bag or apron. A cart for..conveying the clothes basket to the line ought to be -in cluded in every washing'equipment. Even if it is only a very crude homemade affair, it will save so much' heavy lifting and that con stant stooping which makes hanging out the clothes so tiresome a task after long bending .over the washtub. A great saving of time can be effected during the warm months by sprinkling the clothes before remov ing...
THE FAITHFUL COW'S LAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
THE FAITHFUL COW'S LAMENT. Ah me! is life worth living, do you think ? It is the grave belief of one now up on the brink That it is not. Here am I, once a well-fed cow That knew no care, no trouble; but -look at me now! I forage, forage all the time, at least I did so once; But now there's nothing to be found, I'm not quite such a dunce; My strength must be conserved (what little there is left): N·o longer can 'I tramp all day on roads of feed bereft. I hear them talking every eve about the Belgian fund; At first the sadd'ning tales they told would leave me nearly stunned! How men and women, children too, had neither homes nor food It made us bovines chew our cud in contemplativy mood. We heard them say 'mid milk pails din that funds were pouring in, From kind hearts trying to atone for one big nation's sin, But that the biggest sums were only drops in that vast sea' Of want and woe caused by a ruth less soldiery. Poor Belgians! I can sympathise-I drop a friendly tear, You're short ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
vl CwHCS 11/ Tr Iso I yT^Inr We are now Showing . .. New Autumn Millinery : In the Newest Ideas for the Season, and at very Low Prices Also, the Latest Materials in . .. New Dress Goods Our DRESSMAKING ROOMS are now taken over by Miss ^I- ^ HOBBS, whom we can thoroughly recommend to our customers as a First-class Dressmaker. A AO rHNS BA~i QOICQMEKOE., R^LO~auB MA88U. PRINTING .....·,·· · : " TIJ', ;7 , - ,Of all :kinds execut;ed on shortest notice.: OarIP & Soks, "Express' Office, B~cchPar ~Marah, :'::"::: -4 OW~ro~ I_,~~a~ TO DfiY! - SATURDAY (Afternoon and Evening) 2 FLOWER SHOW 1In the Mechanics' Institute,. ,Bacchus Marsh. PEARCE Bros. anonoce Big Autumn Fashion Show MILLINERY. - The Hats this season are wondorfully Smart and Attractive. Every style is represented in the fascinating group of New Millinery, as displayed in our Popular Mitlinery Department, and the value we offer .is extraordinarily liberal. COATS and COSTUMES. We have secured a Beautiful Range of these g...
ROYAL PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
ROYAL PICTURES. There. will be none to-night, on account of the flower show, but on Saturday weel, 17th inst., the Army and Navy .picture will be shown. It was intended to give this last Sat urday, but the audience was disap pointed, as the films did not arrive. Mr. Marchant has asked us to" ex press his regret at the incident, whigh he says was entirely due to the Railway Department.
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, April 8. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, April 8. (Before Messrs. W. Lyle, W. Van stan, and C. L. T. Alkemade, J.P's.) John Smith was fined 10/, with 2/6 costs, for allowing his horse to wander in, Pilmer street, which Con stable Barrett said was eating flow ers out of private gardens. John Vincent Tunbridge, of Sturt street,' Ballarat, was charged with riding a motor cycle through the,. Main street at an excessive speed. This case was adjourned from a previous Court, when the Justices could'\not agree as to the fine. Senior.Constable Dally said de fendant travelled at 25 to 30 miles an hour, which he considered dan gerous to people crossing the street. - A cyclist had to run into the gutte:? to get out of the motorist's way. Defendant admitted travelling .at a fast rate, as he had a break down on the way, and wanted to get to Melbourne to a tennis match. William Horder considered the speed of the motorist was 40 miles an hour. Fined £5; 10/ costs. J. S. Camm and John Stephens, against whom t...
GOLF. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
GOL F.. The Bacchus Marsh Club will hold its opening day on Saturday next, 17th: inst., on the Millbank Links. Thei mi`atch. will take' the form of a mixed foursome, trophies for which are being presented by the President (Cr. W. Grant Morton, J.P.) Visitors and players will be entertained at afternoon tea by Mrs. .orton: All members, and intend ing members, are cordially invited ·to ~tte~ga' Match tQ, ststoa~ a 3
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 April 1915
SOLDIERS' LETTERS. Notes from a "junior medico.": Egypt, Feb. 28th. This afternoon we paid our respects .to the citadel and mosques. We decided at first to go by tram but finding a garry that would take us to Cairo for 6/ (30 piastres) we decided to go this way. I took several photos. on the way in, and I hope :tlhey will prove a success. We managed on the way in to get the garry man to drive us to the citadel and back for another 4/, which made the whole trip 10/. The mosques at the citadel are won derful places, and one could never tire examining all there is to see. It is truly wonderful. We, of course, had to put slippers on before we were allowed into the mosque, and a finer building I have never seen, and probably never see again. You go into first a great courtyard, solid marble floor, in the centre of which is a large fountain of alabaster, where the natives wash themselves before praying, and I have no doubt they need it. From there you go into the mosque prdper, and when y...