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INCREASE OF STAMP DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 July 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.
BACCHUS MARSH POST OFFICE [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 July 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-., to 8 p.m. Money Order business open I',':;. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, close oa 12 . noon. Registered and Parcel Post mail 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. Lost a Hired Man.-Many -hired men will no doubt sympathise with Sam, who was employed on a farm. He had been there nine years, faith fully rising with the sun and go...
BACCHUS MARSH DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 July 1915
BACCHUS MARSH DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. The following is the draw for all the matches : 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.
BALLIANG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 July 1915
BALLIANG. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Farmers have finished sowing their crops, and the early ones are look ing very well. Regret to say that one of our local soldiers (W. Dukelow) was killed at the Dardanelles. Mr. Dukelow was 1very popular in the district, and everybody: is sorry to hear of his death. At a meeting of the. State School Committee, Mrs. D. 'McArthur was appointed Correspondent, in. place of Mr. Burgess, who has resigned. Messrs. W. Vanstan and W. Male e have resigned from the Balliang Re creation Reserve Committee, and a public meeting will be held shortly to select two new members. Arbor day was held here on Fri day. The children had a good time, and planted a large number of trees.
COIMADAI. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 July 1915
COIMADAI. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) ' Three local lads - James Johansen, William Bennett, and Archie Clark, have answered the Call to Arms, &nbsp; and will proceed to camp next week; while William Johansen is much mortified at being rejected, through having varicose veins. The local residents have decided to give the boys a hearty send-off, before they proceed to Egypt. A start has been made with the additions and alterations to the school and residence here by con tractor Wells. The Department has decided to close the school for a short period, while that portion of the work is being carried out, as there is no building available which complies with the requirements to carry on the school. An enlarged photo. of the local State school and scholars, taken in 1883, has been presented to the school by Mr. Luke T. McDermott, of Carrajung, Gippsland. Mr. Mac Dermott was a pupil at Coimadai S.S., 716, from 1876 to 1888, and is No. 1 in the group. His happy re collections of by...
ROWSLEY RED CROSS. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 July 1915
ROWSLEY RED CROSS. The hon. Sec. (Mrs. Sharland) acknowledges with thanks:- Miss Molesworth Greene, £3/10/; Mrs. Boyd, £1/1/; Whitlow Bros. (1st monthly instalment), Mrs. W. Lyle, Mrs. L. Dubout, Mrs. V. Du- bout, Mrs. Toogood, Mrs. Davidson, Mrs. H. Manly, Mrs. R. Hine, Mrs. Mrs. J. Brydon, Mrs. Morris, Miss M. Booth, Mrs. Sharland, 4/ each.
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, July 8. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 10 July 1915
BACCHUS MARSH COURT. Thursday, July 8. (Before Messrs. Read Murphy, P.M., Mr. W. Lyle, and Dr. T. B. Ryan, J.P.'s.) Senior-constable Dally proceeded against Henry Manly and William Manly for being drunk whilst in charge of a waggon and five horses, on the cemetery road. Fined £3 each. Constable Barrett charged Martin Cosgrove, jun., and John Murphy with using indecent language. The evidence of the Constable was that both defendants whilst driving a lorry drew up outside the hedge of the Park, where a football match was going on, and used bad langu- age in the hearing of the spectators. Fined £3 each. The P.M. re- marked that it would be £10 if they came up again. They could not have such language where women and children were enjoying them- selves. Alex. Durward was charged by Senior-constable Dally for using in- decent language in the Main street. Defendant was drunk, and when told to go home by the Constable started arguing and used bad language. Fined £3. Ernest Moss v. Peter Cai...
BACCHUS MARSH DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 17 July 1915
BACCHUS MARSH DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. The following is the draw for all the matches 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. Orange Marmalade- Shave very thin an orange, a lemon and a grape fruit, discarding nothing but seeds and the core of the grapefruit. Put into an earthen bowl and add three times the quantity of water. Let stand over night, then boil 10 min utes and set away for 24 hours.. Measure and add equal amount of sugar, then boil until it jellies, stir ring only enough to prevent stick ing to the bottom of the pan. It will jelly in half to three quarters of an hour and makes about a dozen glasses of most delicious marmalade.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 17 July 1915
H0WTOECONOMISE IN DRINKS Take a bottle of *Whisky and a bottle of O.T. and blend the two together you will then have the same number of drinks as in 2 bottles of Whisky, but you will save over 3/-, thus: 2 bottles of Whisky - - give 32 drinks - cost 10/ 1 bottle of Whisky blended, give 32 drinks - cost 6/6 1 bottle of 0T.7 * Or other Spirits Approximate Saving - 3/6 Equal quantities of Whisky and O.T. make A LIGHT TSPIRIT as against Pure Whisky, which is of greater alcoholic strength. The blend is weaker in intoxicating effects because only half the Whisky usually drunk is contained in each nobbler of the blend. Nothing is lost by this reduction of spirit, because the effect and satisfaction are made up by the charm and bite of the O.T. A similar result could not be achieved by, water, because over-dilution by water would make Whisky insipid. Just as there are Light Wines and Light Beers, so here is the way to have Light Spirits. Take advantage of this charming and least harmful way...
BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. Monday, July 12. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 17 July 1915
BACCHUS MARSH COUNCIL. Monday, July 12. ORDINARY meeting. Present-Crs. Wills (President), M. R. Greene, W. -Grant Morton, C. L. T. Alkemade, G. F. Ramsey, J. A. Brown, G. W. McFarland, P. Purcell, D. Robert son. H. Meikle. The President welcomed Cr. Mae Farland, who was the right class of moan, and they could depend on him being a "straight-goer."-Ors. Pur cell and Robertson also expressed their good oponion of the new Cr. -Cr. McFarland expressed his thanks. He would do all. he could in the interests of the Shire. Cr. Alkemade drew attention to the record in the minutes about the lamp at Sydney street. There had been a misunderstanding. He in tended the .Council to provide the lamp.-Cr. Morton said he had sec onded the motion on the understand ing that the "request be granted," which meant that the applicants pay for the lamp.-The President said these differences would always occur until their motions were put in writ ing. He ruled that the minutes were correct. Cr. Alkemade's only...
WERRIBEE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 17 July 1915
WERRIBEE. The recruiting meeting held in the Werribee' Mechanics' hall on Monday evening last was the most successful meeting ever held in the building. There was no possible chance of accommodation for any thing near the number ;of people who came along, and there was great enthusiasm throughout the whole proceedings. Cr. Jas. Browne, J.P. (Shire President) presided and there were numerous speakers. Mr. Rich ardson, M.L.C,, opened the meeting with a stirring address, and when he 'made an appeal. for recruits a splendid response was made, during the playing of patriotic airs by the brass band (which was supplied by the local and visiting bandsmen, and to whom much thanks is due). Hon. A. R. Robertson, M.L.A., was adver tised to address the meeting, and as the occasion was so important, it was thought that an exception would be made, and Mr. Robertson be present, but no, the usual apology was made, to which the Werribee people are now quite accustomed. Mr. Menzies, Williamstown, also...
COMING EVENTS : [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 17 July 1915
COMING EVENTS: Saturday, July 17.-Park pictures Bacchus Marsh. Tuesday, July 20.-St. Bernard's Euchre party. Friday,. July '23.-Ball at Toolern Vale. Friday, July 30.-Euchre party at Coimadai. Monday, August 2.-Lecture on Orchards, at Bacchus Marsh. Wednesday, August 4.-Red Cross concert, Bacchus Marsh. Wednesday, Aug. 11.-Melton coursing. Saturday, August 21.-Methodist Church Concert, Staughton Vale. Wednesday, Aug. 25.-Hibernian ball, Bacchus Marsh. Thursday, Oct. 21.- Werribee show. -s Wednesday, Oct. 27.- Bacchus Marsh show. Wednesday, Nov: 24.- Ballan show.
BACCHUS MARSH. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 17 July 1915
BACCHUS MARSH. Park Pictures to-night. Good pro gramme. Maddingley Park donations are now being received by the Trustees. Have you sent -in your contribution? Euchre party in St. Bernard's hall on Tuesday evening next, . 20th inst. The Association for the Advan"c ment of the Blind announces the ap pearance of the touring company of entertainers at Melton on Tuesday, next, 20th inst., and, at Bacchus Marsh on Wednesday, '21st. -Mr. W. Williams is superintending ar rangements at Bacchus Marsh and Mr. T. Lang at Melton. The re ports of the troupe.are all favorable. Mr. Williams would be glad to know of friends willing to extend hospi tality to members of the troupe for the night in Bacchus Marsh. Pyrk Pictures to-night. Good pro gramme. Baptist Church servioe4 :-Bacc-hus 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, 18t...
BACCHUS MARSH FIRE BRIGADE. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 17 July 1915
BACCHUS MARSH FIRE BRI GAD . The Brigade has accepted the tender of Mr. Joseph F. Taylor, of Bacchus Marsh, for the erection, of a brick fire station, at a cost of £582/10/., The building is to be erected in the Main street, at the foot of Stamford' Hill, adjoining Mr. J. Bailey's property. The work to be 'completed in 12 &lt;Weeks. The Brigade has voted £2/2/ to the proposal of the Geelong Brigade towards providing a motor ambu lakce, at a cost of £505, to be called "The Victorian Fire Brigade Ambu lance,"
MYRNIONG. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 17 July 1915
MYRNIONG. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) There was a very large attendance of parents and other adults at the local school on Monday afternoon last, who agsembled for the purpose of wishing the head teacher, Mr. A. D., Hollyhoke (who goes into camp on Friday) God-speed and a safe re turn. One could see at a glance the sorrow that was felt by all-from the youngest to the oldest pupil on the one hand, to the gravest parent on the other-at losing Mr. Hollyhoke's services. And while many fully ad mitted this, they in turn congratu lated him on 'having the 'grit and determination to assist the Empire even to the extent of his life-in the present struggle. Right through the proceedings- which lasted the greater part of the afternoon-a ring of patriotism was manifest, and the urgent need for prompt recruiting was clearly made apparent to all. In fact, it is safe to say, that, as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made, a number of further enlistments will be forthcoming from this dis...
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 17 July 1915
RED CROSS FUND. Bacchus Marsh and District. A large number of ladies attended the Red Cross meeting on Wednes day last. The date. of. concert was considered, and as the 29th inst. was not suitable for some of Mr. J. McLachlan's company, it was do cided to alter it to Wednesday, 4th August (anniversary of the declara tion of war). 1/ was fixed as the charge of admiksion. Buttons are to be procured for Australia Day, Friday, 30th inst. A discussion followed as to the advisability of holding a dance in aid of funds. The arrangements for which were left to Miss Dugdale. The formation of First Aid and Nursing Classes was also discussed, and the Hon. Sec. instructed to ob tain all information. A list of articles forwarded to the Red Cross Depot was read. August to December last year provided 445 articles; while Jan. to July of this year amounted to 818. Included in the latter number were 230 shirts, 223 pairs socks; many books, boot laces, and linen not being counted. The hon. Sec. (Miss ...
TOOLERN VALE. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 17 July 1915
TOOLERN VALE. (PROM OUR OWN cORRIPONfoENT.) The monthly shoot of ,the Gun Club was held on Saturday. A good muster of shooters took advantage of the day, and had a pleasant after noon's sport. Splendid birds were provided, and small scores were the order of the day. "Hydraulic" was the most successful marksman, win ning ; or dividing 5 of the 9 events. In the Club trophy, no shooter was. equal to a possible; Hydraulic and T. Condon tied with 4 out of 5; the former winning the leg-in in the subsequent round. Sweeps:-_ No. 1, P. Murnane and V. Condon, 3 kills; No. 2, Hydraulic aqd O. Charlton, 6 kills; No. 3, H. Camp bell, 4 kills; No. 4, Hydraulic, 5 kills; No. 5, Hydraulic and H. Campbell, 3 kills; No. 6, L. Mur nane, 3 kills; No. 7 (double rise) Hydraulic, 5 -out of 5 pairs ; No. 8 (off box) P. Murnane, V. Condon, 3 kills.
THE PRICE OF WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Melton Express — 17 July 1915
THE PRICE OF WAR. The cold light of morning breaks forth o'er the ridge, as the note of reveille is blown.. Calling the flower of Australia's sons to arise, and fight for its o'wn. Away in the distance, the Turkish line, by the grey dawn lies.re vealed. As it marshals its men in extended line, with .the weapons it soon must wield. No craven heart can the guerdon claim, in the impact of deadly strife, Where heroes fall; and the line is gapped, and. courage alone saves life. The mighty shells of the dug-iniguns and the mortar's rasping boom, Through clouds of smoke, with tongues of fire, they penetrate the gloom. Deal death and suffering to many a one of the hidden foemen there. Regardless of the aching hearts, and the sister's whispered prayer. With the ceaseless rattle of. rifle fire, the bullets fall like rain, And the heaps of'slain on every side mark its deadly train. All kinds and classes have kindred there, together to stand or fall, And a spirit of brotherhood has a place of p...