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BULLENGAROOK. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 26 June 1915
BULLENGAROOK. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. Owing to the ivet, cold and stormy weather lately farmers are having a difficulty in getting their potato crops brought in: Diggers are scarce. Most paddocks are yielding three to four tons per acre -a very satisfactory return. Grass is very scarce, and no .hope of any until the spring. McCasliney's sawmill has had to stop for repairs to their engine. They are overwhelmhned. with orders for timber, principally for up coun try.. They have a difficulty in get ting carters to the railway station, on account of high price of horse feed. Pearse Bros. shaft is down about 150 feet. They have just'got through the bluestone. Another - week will tell whether they get water or not. It is to be hoped they will get a good return for their enterprise. The electric light is to be turned on at Gisborne on Friday. niglit. Mrs. 'R. Gorman is to have the pleasure of being the first to turn the switch.
SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 26 June 1915
SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONA TIONS. Hon. W. C. Angliss, M.L.C., £2 2/; Austral Grain and Produce Pty., S £2/2/; Adamson, Strettle, Jas. Als ton, T. Anderson, P. Ashby, R. J. Alkemade, Australian Mutual Insur ; ance Co.,- £1/1/ each. : R. J. Bushby, £3/3/; J. L. Bourke, SBacchus Marsh Concentrated Milk Co., Bacchus Marsh Dairymen's As sociation, £2/2/ each; Walter Browne : £2; Butler & Moss, J. J. Barry, J. T. . Burnip, Ballarat Brewing Co.,R. SS. Boyd, J. A. Beattie, A. P. Bur bidge, Mrs. Brown & S6ns, Barrow 'Bros., Jas. Bennett, Jas. Browne, '£1/1/ each; Bruce & Co., Bacchus S.Marsh Gas Co., 10/6 eachi H. H. Blight, A. H. Brittingham, A. E. SBeseler, 10/ each. Hon. W. L. Russell Clarke, M.L. SC., A. Collis, £2/2/ each; Campbell *& Sons, J. D. Calhoun, W. B. Cain, J. V. Cain, T. S. Carlyon, R. Crook, . M. Cameron, J. D. Cameron, - J. Cumming, F. Caspar, H. E. Connor, C. Crisp, A. G. Crisp, H. W. Charl ton, John Cockbill, Cyclone Fence Co:, Jas. Cowan, £1/1...
MYRNIONG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 26 June 1915
MYRNIONG. (FROM oUR .OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The Ingliston Estate, which is be ing offered for sale in blocks to suit purchasers, gives those who are in need of agricultural and grazing areas a rare opportunity of getting; on easy terms, fine quality land, sit uated in a fine locality, with a fine average rainfall., These are always the essentials 'which should, be con sidered when purchasing broad acres, and the intelligent buyer will riot be slow in finding these .prominent features when selecting a block on this estate., The Ballarat railway line runs. through a portion of the estate, which extends to Ballan on the one side, and Myrniong on the other. Local people are of course mostly interested in the sale of the Myrniong end of the property, which is known as "the rufi." ' There are several fine farms in" that area., both for grazing and agriculture, and while it gives local people a grand oppovrunity of increasing the size of- their holdings, new settlers may also be expected to t...
INCREASE OF STAMP DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 26 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 settlem3nts 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.
AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES. RECRUITS WANTED. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 26 June 1915
AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES. RECRUITS WANTED. Reinforcements are urgently re quired to maintain units already at the front at their normal strength.' Men must be forthcoming without d.elay, to replace those fallen, and to support and strengthen the gallant' Australians fighting in Gallipoli. To maintain this average, every single man in Australia with the following qualifications must decide with him self whether or not he is prepared to make the necessary sacrifice:- Conditions of Enlistment. Victoria requiries an average of 80 recruits daily, to "reinforce Vio torians at the front. Age, 18 to 45 years. Minimum height, 5 feet 3 inches. Chest measurement, 33 inches. Rates of pay-Lieutenant, 21/ per day; Sergeant, 10/6 per day; Cor poral, 10/ per day; Private, 6/ per day. Separation allowance- Married members, receiving less than 8/ per day-(a) For wife living at home, 1/5 per day; (b) For each child under 16 years of age, 4½d. per day. A similar allowance as in (a) is paid to th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
ylt.RAGE or tAE t WITHOUT ALCOHOL ". I. stIuLANTAND DIG A O.T. is a fruit and herb drink with a distinctive character, a delightful flavour, and a satisfying "bite" like spirits; it Imprtoves all drinks 50 per cent. Gives Warmth Cures Colds and Indigestion SO.T. may be taken in any quantity, as it can have none but beneficial effects on health. Its purity is guaranteed by The British Pure Food + : Society, the British Analytical Control, and Pure Food Analysts in all States. . ,: It appeals alike to Non-abstainers, Moderate Drinkers, Abstainers and Ladies Indigestion Colds and Chills A glass of O.T and Hot Water is the best In thousands of cases O.T. has proved a good o nicapswith the juice of a Lemon + \a .c +-ak /of night caps--with the juice of a Lemon remedy for Indigestion. Simply sip a wine- . R o .ia t j remedy for Indigestin S y sp a wn added it is splendid for Colds and Influenza. glassful neat after meals and you will, soon appreciate its merits .for this complaint. . T. s...
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, June 26. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday, June 26. ORDINARY meeting. Present-Crs. Browne (President), Beamish, Shaw, McMurray, Johnson, Canny, Beasley, Sexton, Cowie, Robinson, Maher, Bayley. The President welcomed Cr. Cowie who expressed his thanks. Letters of condolence to be sent to relatives of late Private Swanton, arid to Mrs. H. Barnes. The Department of Public Works in reply to the request on behalf of Werribee and Melton Shires, that the refusal of Braybrook Shire to contribute towards the cost of re pairing the Exford bridge be treated as a dispute, and dealt with under Section' 723 of the Local Govern ment Act,. stated that the Crown Solicitor had advised that the power of the Minister of Public Works under the above Section only applied to differences not otherwise provided for by the Act. As the only founda tion for a claim to make the Bray brook Shire contribute towards the maintenance of the Exford bridge was based on the contention that it was subject to the provisions of Se...
COMING EVENTS: [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
COMING EVENTS: Wednesday, July 7.- Salvation Army meeting (Coin. Hay) at Bac chus Marsh. Friday, July 9.-Recruiting meet ing at Melton. Saturday, July 10.- Recruiting meeting at Bacchus Marsh. Saturday, July 17.-Park pictures Bacchus Marsh. Saturday, July 17.- Methodist' Church Concert, Staughton Vale: Friday, July 23.-Ball at Toolern Vale. Thursday, July 29.- "Australia Day" concert, Bacchus Marsh. Friday; July 30.-Euchre party at Coimadai. Wednesday, Aug. 25.-Hibernian ball, Bacchus Marsh. Thursday, Oct. , 21.- Werribee showv. Wednesday, Oct. 27.- Bacchus Marsh show. Wednesday, "Nov.- 24.- Ballan show,
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
Ta" screeching about stopping party politics in the Federal Parlia ment until after the war is useless, because the war may go on for years, and the Federal Parliament has to have its entrances and exits. It really does not matter what changes are made in the Federal constitution, it will not work pro perly until there is a Federal public opinion, and that will only begin to exist after the removal of the Federal Parliament to Canberra. Drift without leaders is the 'only possible programme at present. SIR George Reid should not have been removed from office. He was entitled to remain there until he resigned. The best successor would be Sir John Forrest. But Mr. A. Fisher would be no loss to Australia if he took the position. Anybody but that bounder, Mahon. Messrs. McPhail Bros. will hold their usual monthly market at Mel ton to-day. On Wednesday next, 7th inst., Messrs. L. A. Fairbairn & Co. will offer, at Toolern Vale, the property known as "Condon's paddock," of 137 acres...
MOTOR MANUFACTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
MOTOR MANUFACTURE. The production of the Ford Motor Co. (the largest in the world) will for the year ending August 1st reach 325,000 cars, or 25,000 in ex cess of the estimated output. In one day (March 17th) the produc tion reached 2,096 cars, certainly a record. The vehicles were delivered from the maii plant, and 22 assem bling plants throughout the country. To achieve the enormous output (annually), the Ford officials declare that no special arrangements are made, it is the result from the grad ual increase in the number of work men, and the continual perfecting of the general working system throughout the plants. Between 16,000' and 17,000 Wmen were engaged in three shifts daily at the main plant, and 7,000 working 8 hours daily, at the assembling plants when the record day's output was pro duced. The company does not give the figures as exceptiona'l, as on the day following the record was 2,026 cars, while on .Aliril 11th it was 2,011. From that date the proauc tion was to be ...
MELTON RED CROSS SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
MELTON RED CROSS SOCIETY. The Hon. Sec. (Miss Moyra Smith) acknowledges with thanks: Mrs. H. W. Staughton, £10; Mr. E. Barrie, £10; Mrs. A. Smith, £5; collected by Mrs. Scarce, £1/5/6; col lected by Mrs. Richmond, £1/2/; collected by Mrs. Cunningham, £2 14/6; collected by Mesdames Radford and Whittington, 19/; collected by Miss Staughton, £1/9/6; collected by Miss Hudson, 9/6; collected by Miss Farrell, £1/6/6; total, £34/6/6. Work has been sent to the depots -Mesdames Williams', Ross', and Wraith's shops; wool to Miss R. Minns.
MOUNT STIBNITE MINING COMPANY, COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
MOUNT STIBNITE MINING COMPANY, COIMADAI. Development work is proceeding on satisfactory lines at the above mine. The first consignment of 70 bags of high-grade. ore was despatched to Melbourne last week. A second par cel is expected to shortly follow. Continuous sampling and analyses of the lodes, now form" an integral part of the routine of daily operations, and results will shortly be announced in these columns. The,- Managing Director (Mr. R. Thurston Evans) desires it to be freely known that, in consequence of certain unfounded rumours recently in circulation, and, whic~i have been traced to their source, arrangements have been made whereby the mine is open to inspection by all local regis tered shareholders during the next 14 days, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., except on Saturdays and Sundays ; permission to visit on these days must be obtained beforehand. It is hoped this invitation will *be largely availed of by all those who desire to witness modern mining practice...
WERRIBEE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
WERRIBEE. The breaking of the drought, and the continued showers since, has caused a wonderful transformation in the district. In no year'of abun dance have the prospects of a good season been more promising than at present. The public buildings and churches have all had the electric light in stalled, and it has proved a great boon. Another Werribee volunteer has given his life for his country. News was conveyed by Rev. Cecil to Mr. and Mrs. Dukelow, that their son had been killed in action. The Rev. ,W. H. Ash, at St. Thomas' Presbyterian Church, on Sunday last, gave two sterling ad dresses to the young men, it being "Young Men's Day" throughout Vic toria. There were well attended congregations. Presbyterian Church services, Wer ribee, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. All wel come. The local branch of the Red Crosd Society is making great strides, and meeting with a ready response. At Truganina last week, amongst quite a handful of people, over £170 was raised; and at" the Metropolitan Farm over...
DEBATING SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
E-DBATINGf SOCIETY. Next meeting, Tuesday, 13th inst. Magazine and Question Box. The last meeting was "amuse niient" evening, which was filled in with musical items, games, &c. Songs were given by Mr. C. E. Hosken and Lieut.. Williams; recitations by MissM. West and Mr. A. T. Oliver; readig, . a A. Jo3k..
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
BACCHUS. MARSH. Baptist Church services:--Bacchus Marsh, 11 and 7, Pastor S. Whit church. Week night service, Wed nesday, at 8. 'All welcome. Presbyterian Church services: Bacchus Marsh, 11 and 7; Melton, 3. All 'welcome. Rev. B. Williams. Methodist Church services, 4th inst.:-Balliang East, 11; Staughton Vale, 3; Bacchus Marsh, 7; Mr. W. J. C. Ashley. Rockbank, 11; Mel ton, 3; Melton railway, 7.30; Stud ent. Bacchus Marsh subject-"Pagan Doctrines; presented as Christian Teaching." On Wednesday evening next, 7th inst., the Salvation Army will hold a special meeting in, the ,Mechanics' Institute, Bacchus Marsh, when an address will be given by Commis sioner Hay. The admission is free, but a collection will be taken to de fray expenses. See advertisement. The Salvation Army used to be very strong in, Bacchus Marsh some years ago, and evidently it is inten ded to work up a "revival," for they- have their eyes on several va cant township allotments, on which it is proposed toy erect a h...
THE WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
THE WAR. On Monday evening last Lieut Colonel T. S. Marshall, who is also Chief Officer of Country -Fire Bri gades,. gave a lecturette on "The War," which the speaker said was of special interest to him, as he hlad a son in the fighting at the Dardla nelles. The young ~w. were making history for' Australi' ' there; and fighting to the last gasp. - They were also wondering why the young men here were not coming- over-.to their assistance. There were many who could very well go. The speaker then went on to de scribe (with the aid of maps) the landing of the Australians at the Dardanelles, which they had effected under the greatest difficulties. He thought the Australians would have beeh strengthened up by some of the British. regulars from India,- but General Hamilton had such confi dence in the Australians that he sent them by themselves. The open ing of "The Narrows," which was at present holding them back, would relieve Russia. They could not do anything with Roumania and Bul garia...
GLENMORE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
. GLENMORE. (FnOeL OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) An accident occurred here ,on iThursday evening, resulting in the death of Master Lachlan Grant Don ald,. of Bungeltap. While 'coming home from school, the pony which the boy was riding fell and threw him off: He continued to ride home, to his uncle's residence at Yaloak Vale. where he was staying, but shortly afterwards distressing symp toms developed, and Dr. T. B. Ryan Swas summoned by telephone froen Mr. Boyd's, but before the doctor could arrive the poor boy expired. The. cause of death was hemorrhage of the brain. Much sympathy is felt for the parents, as he was their "only child. Arbor day was to have been held on Friday, but it has been decided not to hold the event this year, as mark of esteem- of the family. We have had very severe weather, which is very hard on the poor stock. But the crops have come on splendid, and we hope to have a good season after the severe drought.
THE Mystery of the Ravenspurs Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Melbourne. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XLV.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
THE IllStiell Of 01ie BllvelSpllrs By FRED. M. WHITE. Author of "The Ends of Justice," etc. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London and Melbourne. ( (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XLV.-Contlnued. Suddenly the noise ceased. There was a moan and the soft, crushing fall of a body. Ralph's face blazed up in stantly. "Now," he cried, "there is no time to be lost." Geoffrey' di·rted forward. He had the door opened in an instant. Mrs. May lay still and white on the floor. The atmosphere of the room seemed to have vanished. It was intolerable to breathe there; air there was none. As the door fell back the room filled as with a sudden strong draught. Geof frey dragged the unconscious figure into the corridor. "Will she die?" he gasped. "No; she will not die," Ralph said coolly. "Had I intended hei-to?.die I should not have allowed you to: open the door. Pick, her up and throw her on one of the' beds in a spare room. She will require no attention but she will not attain consc...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 3 July 1915
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