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AUSTRALIAN BRANCH OF THE RED CROSS. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
AUSTRALIAN BRANCH OF THE RED CROSS. To the Editor of the Express. Sir,-I feel sure that I may con fidently appeal to you to assist us in raising a substantial sum of money, -to be sent by the residents of the Werribee district, as a dona tion towards the noble wo~k of the Australian Red Cross Society. Some of us have already contri buted individually to the central fund; but it is thought that a conm bined effort on the part of resi dents of each of the various country districts would extend the interest in the movement throughout Vic toria. I need not remind you of the splendid achievements of the Red Cross Societies in relieving and mit igating the suffering of the brave soldiers, who are sacrificing so much in this dreadful war. Money is urgently needed for the equipment of field hospitals, for ambulance work, as well as for providing corn: forts for our Australian soldiers, which will lessen the hardships the men must endure. Contributions sent in now may help to save many lives...
MOUNT STIBNITE MINING COMPANY, COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
.MOUNT STIBNITE MINING COMPANY, COIMADAI. The above company are now offer ing to shareholders, on exceedingly favorably terms, the 5000 unissued shares, which were held in reserve when the successful flotation of the venture was effected. The alloca tion of these reserve shares will en able the Company not only to more actively develop the. present re sources in Draper's adit, but also to extend operations in the direction of opening up Bondison's lodie on the north portion of the lease. Not withstariding that shares have re cently 'changed hands on the Mel bourne Stock Exchange, at 3/3, the Directors have unanimously decided to give present shareholders the pre ference of taking up this final issue at par, 2/, and on the most liberal terms, viz., 1/ on application, 1/ on allotment. Applications will be re ceived till 14th inst., after which date any shares unapplied for may be dealt with by the Directors at their discretion. 'A yery interesting circular has been issued by the Board...
WHY WE ARE AT WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
WHY WE ARE AT WAR. (From the London "Times.") There are still, it seems, some Englishmen and Englishwomen who greatly err as to the reasons that have forced England to draw the sword. They know that it was Ger-. many's flagrant violation-of Belgian neutrality which filled the cup of her indignation and made her people insist upon war. They do not re flect that our honour and our inter est must have compelled us to join France and Russia, even- if Germany had scrupulously respected the rights of her small neighbours, and had sought to hack her way into France through the Eastern fortresses. The German Chancellor has insisted more than once upon this truth. He has fancied, apparently, that he was making an argumentative point against us by establishing it. That, like so much more, only shows his complete misunderstanding of our attitude and of our character. The invasion of Belgium, and still more the abominable system' of .crime which followed it, have indeed very deeply moved us. Li...
THE Mystery of the Ravenspurs Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Melbourne. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XXXVII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
THE Igsterg of tll hel bi lSUS By FRED. M. WHIT?. Author of "The Ends of Justice," etc. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Melbourne. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER X XXVII -Continued. "Does the slave reproach the master who keeps his carcase from the ken nel?" Ben Heer asked, as he bowed low. "My mistress was right; her hands were washed whiter than the snow in the blood of the Christian. It was well; it was just." -"Then you shall help. me, for:there is much to be done. Take this -ring. Place it on your finger and go to the others. They are outside waiting. Give theri the call, thus." - The princess made a faint noise like the drowsy call of a bird, and.Ben Heer caught it up at once. He had heard it many times before. Then he slipped o~t like a cat in the darkness, and presently the call came from the gloom. A moment latt r it was an swered, and then all was still again. Mrs. May, who had discarded the princess for a moment, closed her win dow. It was a g...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! Have you seen the Latest Model FOIRD Cý RS? SWith all the LATEST IMPRO tEMENTS-ELECTRIO LIGHT, SCUTTLE-DASg, Improved and abso lutely Reliable SPEEDOMETER. They are Better Value than.ever And the PRICE is the same: 5-Seater, £195 (fully equipped) 2-Seater, £180 (fully. equipped) We will not be able to supply the demand. ORDER NOW Sole Agents: 'Phone 865. CAREY MOTOR O,.,Armstrong St.. BALLARAT FORD £180 CARS SIMO B 'Phone -29. . . OMOTOR GARAGE SBACCHUS MARSH FORD, CARS GLEN VALLEY -.TEA -- For Fragrance and Value. AGENTS eo. DICKIE & SONS, Grocers, Seed, Grain, and General Prodwuce Merchants, : "BACCHUS MARSH. TAYLOR'S CASH STORE Our CASH SYSTEM of trading enables us to offer SUPREME VALUE ::, in all the various lines we carry. All our Goods are BOUGHT FOR CASH, with the full. discounts, (iand 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 w...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
DEATH. NEWTON.-Killed in action at the Darda nelles, on May 25, Sergeant Roland Newton, dearly beloved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Newton, of Werribee, and brother of Ted, Frances, Bessie, Nick, Willie, and Gerald. grandson of Mr. W. Middlemiss (Fernhill), aged 24 years. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud we wound him; He lies like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him. TwB Et?abllaNed 1 9~9 SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1915.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
MELTON MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. SERIES of EUCHRE PARTIES and DANCING will be held in the above hall on SATURDAY even ings, commencing Saturday, 29th May. Funds for Mechanics' Institute. Admission, 1/6. Jas. H. CUNNINGHAM, Hon. Sec. THURSDAY, June 10. 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. Sheep, Pigs and Sundries. Account Estate late Mrs. Elizabeth Smith-FA.RMI at MYRNIONG, as advertised. Account Mrs. W. J. Lindsay-3 Allotments of" LAND in Parwan Road, Maddingley; immediately op posite Bacchus Marsh Railway Sta tion. Next Bacchus Marsh Sale THURSDAY, 8th July, 1915. THURSDAY, June 10. FARM AT MT. BLACKWOOD. L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co., under instructions from F. L. Billinghurst, Esq. (Executor of the will of the late Elizabeth Smith) will Sell by Auction, at the Corporation Yards, Bacchus ...
FOOTBALL. (By Eye Witness.) [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
, FOOTBALL. (By Eye Witness.) To-day's matches:-Maddingley v. Bacchus Marsh (Umpire, J. McMul lan). Melton v. Exford (C. Curtis). Bacchus Marsh team-McEachern (capt.), Hughes, Guilfoyle; Skinner, Dwyer, Grant, Fairbank, Wittick, Burbidge, Robinson, McBride, Ed wards (2), Vallence (2), Ashby, Phillips, Jones (2), Bourke, J. Dens ley, Landells, Boyd, Allen, Dug dale. Maddingley team-Barry, Cowan, Buckley, Higgins, Riley, Vinning, Eadie, Dowling, Gillespie (2), Dod emaide, Cole, McArthur (2), Eld ridge, Fry, Beggs, Kenny, Howard, Firth, Love, Farrow, Edwards, Mac Phee, Parker. Bacchus Marsh and Melton met in Maddingley Park on Saturday last, and provided a fairly good game, for those who were out to see foot ball. Melton had a strong side in the field, and showed better form than the locals, who also had a good team, but several of them were play ing their first game for the .season, and were of course a bit "green," but nevertheless played well. With a little training, and a bit more ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
I sAL???E -IMEV For ONE WEEK only. Commenting on FRIDAY, June 4th WE WILL SELL TEE BALANOE OF OUR Nw WINTER MILLINERY At Cost Price :AND UNDER.. See Our Window for BARGAINS .. A JOHNS HAIL O? COMMERG", BAOU.. MA-:: ~-- .;·· ON to :i For Bronchial Coughs, take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/6. WAR MAPS ls. each. Obtainable from Crisp & Sons, Churi St., ? ich a. Marh., .. ·· ;..7/ TANGYES Magneto-Ignition L N I BURNS PETROL or KEROSENE, as required. A Valuable Asset ?on Farm or Station. For Ohaffcutting, Woodcutting, Irrigating, Shearing, Separating, Machine Milking, &c. GUARANTEED TO BE SIMPLE-RELIABLE-ECONOMICAL SOLE AUSTRALIAN REPRESENTATIVES: DALGETY & CO. LTD., Machinery Department, 661 Bmrke St.,: elbourn,. PUBLIC NOTICE ! The Ballarat STEAM .LAUNDRY Have opened a Branch Depot in BACCHUS MARSH, and have been successful in securing Messrs. WILLS & McVICAR as Agents. Par cels may be left with them up till TUESDAY evening, and all work will be retur...
BLACKWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
BLACKWOOD. (FROM OUR OWN cORRESPONDENT.) The syndicate now prospecting the old Trojan mine, at Yankee Reef, has received a Government grant of £40, and the use of a petrol-driven pump, belonging to the Mines De partment. An officer of the Mines Department is also to be sent to assist in installing the pump. The loan of pumping plants to prospectors is a new departure, under the Mines.. Development Act, and such assistance will be generally ap proved of. Rainfall for May-419 points. Mr. Anthony (Tony) Cocciardi, who is about to leave with the ..Naval Bridging Train for active ser vice, was farewelled by his friends at a hurriedly-arranged gathering in the Mechanics' Institute, Blackwood, on Wednesday night last. Cr. W. Cann (Chairman) spoke in eulogis tic terms of the guest of the even ing; and was ably supported by Messrs. .T. Vigor, M. J. Croker, M. Hayden, A. Noall, and A. Byres. Mr. Croker, on behalf of a large number of friends, presented Mr. Cocciardi with a set of silver-moun ...
BACCHUS MARSH GUN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
BACCHUS MARSH GUN CLUB. On Monday next, King's Birth day, the Annual Teams' match; and £20 Starling handicap, will be shot. off. The club has arranged for 500 good Starlings for that :day. The monthly shoot was held on Saturday last, when 15 shooters took part. The 2nd competition for the President's trophy was won by L. Scott, .he. being the only shooter. equal to killing ;five birds. Sweeps were won and divided by -"Starling," 0. Wills, P. Vallence, "Bacchus Marsh," L. Scott, G. Mac Farland, E. Manning, R. Hjorth. 341 birds were put through for the aiena. /
BALLIANG. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
BALLIANG. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Our local school children gave a concert on Friday evening, in aid of the Belgians, and I am pleased to say it resulted in a splendid suc cess. Much credit is due to Mrs. Burgess, Miss Bird and Miss Mac Arthur for their kindness in teach ing the children their songs, &c. It is a good thing someone takes an interest in helping the school child ren. The concert was held in Mr. Burgess' barn, which was beauti fully decorated for the occasion; he also lent his piano. Master Willie Vanstan officiated as chairman, and made his first speech in a splendid manner. A lengthy programme was put through, to the \satisfaction of everybody, and tlfn a dance kept things going till morning. The pro gramme was as follows :-God save the King; song, "The Minstrel boy," Miss V. Ward; recitation, "The piece -that Robert spoke," C. La mond; song, "Tipperary," four boys and four girls; recitation, "Poor Thomas," M. Vanstan; song, "Red, white and blue," Miss M...
DEBATING SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
DEBATING SOCIETY. At the last meeting of the Bac chus Marsh United Churches Debat ing Society, on- Tuesday evening,' in the Presbyterian hall, the Rev. F. E. Lewin, of Ballan, gave a most in teresting lecture (illustrated) on Westminster Abbey. The rev. gen tleman spoke in a most pleasing way for over two hours, without a single note, during. which he gave a mass of historical matter, and ex plained every niche and corner of the famous building. This was made easy to the lecturer, as he has a personal knowledge of the Abbey, having been educated at a school "under the shadow" of it, and at tended the Abbey as the school chapel. A vote of thanks was passed to the lecturer, on the motion of Mr. W. Williams, B.A., and Rev. B. Williains. Also one to the hon. lanternist (Mr. H.: M. Hodgson). Both expressed their thanks, and the National Anthem closed the meeting. A collection taken up during 'the, evening added £2/15/ to the Serbian Relief Fund. Next meeting, Tuesday, 15th inst., ip the ...
INCREASE OF STAMP DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
INCREASE OF STAMP DUTIES. For a period of four years, from the first July, the Stamp Duty pay able on receipts of £2 and over will be 2d. On bills of exchange, drawn in Victoria and payable in Victoria, on promissory notes, on settlements and on deeds of gift, the stamp duty will be twice the amount now pay able. On transfers and conveyances on sale of real property the rate has been increased from 5/ for every £50, or fraction thereof after the first £50, to 10/. The stamp duty payable on cheques, on drafts payable on de mand, on orders to pay money, on leases and on transfers of leases, on contract notes; and on bills of lad ing, has not been, increased. Foreign and inter-State bills of exchange (which were exempted from payment of stamp duty in the year 1908) will, from 1st July, again require to be stamped. The new 2d. duty stamps, as well as the new promissory note forms, will be available for purchase at every post-office throughout the State, on and after 28th June.
MELTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Friday, May 28. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
MELTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Friday, May 28. ORDINARY meeting: Present-Crs. Leake (President), Robinson, Horn buckle, Greene, Minus, Howell. The Country Roads Board ap proved of Ed. Toohey's tender for 250 yards metal, Ballarat road, at £83/6/8. The Automobile Club offered sign posts . free of cost.-Accepted, on motion of Crs. Robinson and Howell Shire of Keilor stated that tenders would be called for portion of Hol den road, commencing at metalling adjacent to Diggers' Rest road. Cost not to exceed £100, Melton to bear half.-Resolved- that the President and Secretary deal with the tenders which had been called by Keilor. J. Barnes applied for an increase for man horse and dray for East Riding, from 10/6 to 12/ per day, -The Secretary said the man was working satisfactorily.-Cr. Minns said the man tendered, and it was given to the lowest tender.- No action. P. Murnane, Toolern, asked to have some gravel on path near school.-Received. Secretary's report:- Receipts - Rates, £120/11/; ' weigh...
BACCHUS MARSH DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 5 June 1915
BACCHUS MARSH DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. The following is the draw for all the matches: June 5.-Maddingley v. Bacchasi Marsh. Melton v. Exford Star. June 12.-Melton v. Maddingley. Bacchus Marsh v. Exford Star. June 19.-Melton v. Bacchus Marsh. Maddingley v. Exford Star. June 26.-Bacchus Marsh v. Madd ingley. Exford Star v. Melton. July 3.-Maddingley v. Melton. Exford Star v. Bacchus Marsh. July 10.-Bacchus Marsh v. Mel ton. Exford Star v. Maddingley. July 17.-Maddingley v. Bacchus Marsh. Melton v. Exford Star. July 24.-Melton v. Maddingley. Bacchus Marsh v. Exford Star. July 31.-- Melton v. Bacchus Marsh. Maddingley v. Exford Star. To be played on first-named ground, excepting Exford matches, which are to be played at Melton ground.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 12 June 1915
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