LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS
Blight in Potatoes.
Blight i? rapidly ?(>ruauiiij; among the potato patches iv local gardens, and the affected tubers are all being dug. Xv inauy cases fresh sowings are being made as it is expected the blight will not atfect the later crops. OR Shaan satoa. To-day Messrs Oalgoly awi Co. will liold their otf-slieuiV sale ut Deirinal lum. To-morrow the ijsmoro sale of ■born cheep will bo held. There will he Urge yardiugs at both sales. M tic •tailing time is 1.30 o'clock in each instance. Prvkyttrian Muutnary unon The local Presbyterian congregation Will make their annual effort on be half of the Missionary Union at the school h?ll this Cfhursday) after noon, at 3 o'clock, and again at Bight at 7.30. There will be a •ale of work as well as refreshments, with an open-air concert to follow. i The price of admission is sixpence Tlw WMthar. It would appear as if we will have very Ettle real summer weather this summer, though no rain hat been re corded in Cauiperdoun since Monday morning last. Tuesday night last was cold, the terrestrial thermometer re cording 36 degrees, being only 4 de grees above freezing point. Tamil H?W W. Messrs Nome, Toyne and Brown will hold their next quarterly horse sale at their Terang yards on Friday, Dwe'bcr 7. A special buyer will be in attendance for horses suitable for war purposes, and owners havicg like ly aorta are advised to make their en triea at one*. _ D. Winter, a printer, of Lonsdale street, Melbourne, wm on Tnesday faed £90 and costs for publishing a pamphlet headed "The Lottery of Death," without submitting it to the mm*. Mr GoMsmitb, V.M., Mid if 9*f e*Mor or assistant ceMor passe<l sajeh aa article as that he ought to U jmt oat of>i? o** ?t a ainto't
. A Urge wa repr^tettw'■•???> ing of. townspeople greeted Mr J. l? Manifold in theTMeeliaiiies* Bali hit njght, when the number for Oor?jg? -tnit? delivered a Tigpnm and telling speech in advocacy of the Reinforce ments Referendum. Our full report ii held over until Bat?nfcy'a taoe. Sets Mrs MMiriH M O? W U? On Tuesday the Feedral Trea?urer received from the Minuter of Uefonee a copy of a cablegram from the Im perial Force Headjaartew, London, stating that the subscription* recfiie ed for the Australian war loan liom Australian soldiers in the, neld^ftonj their undrawn active pay, exceeded £100,000 from 2,000 applicants. Ine Treasurer expressed muck, gratm.'* tion at tho new*. Loml lmi Mar* A sitting of the Land Board was to have been held in Camperdown on Wednesday, when the following cases were to have been dealt with :— To show cause against forfeiture: Par- iah of Carpendeit, D. J. M. Heywood, allot. 31; 300 acres; E. 8. T.JSUk, allot. 80, £40 acres. Mr N. Taylor (Land Officer) was in attendance, but as the parties concerned did not ap pear, tho sitting was postponed. •■The eirtt **• ?Uya*j at Haw*" This clever combination of young ladies who, since they banded togeth er, have raised over i3OOO for patri otic purposes, will-give their popular entertainment in the Mechanics' Hall Camperdown, on Monday evening next. Tho proceed* will go the local Patriotic league fTrfeDches rand.) Tho box plan is now open at.^Joyle's. Programmes will be on sale at one penny each, and during the evening there will be sales of sweeta and flowers. • Of Mam* te MmM TaWMrs. Hemarks entered by the judge in the Educational section at tile reeen* Camperdown Show (Mr J. M'Cully Head Matter of the Oblac Agricul tural High School) should be of in terest to school teachers. Referring to the exhibits in the claw for sloyd work, Mr M'Cully wrote in the jud ge's book:—"Not sloyd work by any means. All the exhibits were chip carving, not done in any eloyd room." Ancnt other work entered by pupils Mr M'Cully recorded the following:— "Most of these books are evidently specially prepared for the occasion and are not genuine daily work." Cumiwi?ii aaMtar Dasarataa A number of Australian soldiers wero recently honored by the King of the Belgians, who conferred on them various military decorations. Inclu ded in the list of those who were re warded with the Decoration Militnire, appears tho name of Trooper W. Kerr 2nd Annie Light Horse Regiment. The distinguished soldier is a son of Mr and Mre W. Kerr, of.leura, Cam perdown, and to him and them the congratulations of" a wide circle of friends are offered. The reason of the decoration is not given, but we may be sure that the soldiers thus honored have not undeservedly come under the notice of the Belgian High Command. HaHvray •■foal ttnaf. Camperdown. and district rcsHents are reminded that the railways auth orities announce that on and Jrom Saturday freight on all single parcel! (cans of milk and cream excepted) conveyed by rail to station* within the State must be prepaid by stamps, otherwise an additional 25 per cent, on the ordinary schedule rates (with a xninimtin of 3d and a maximum of If), will be imposed as a booking fee in respect of each parcel. Freight on consignments of perishables will, how ever, be accepted in cash at the ordi nary schedule rates. The stamp sys tem will not apply to inter-SUte traffic. CeMan Turf 61s*. ■The annual meeting of members of the above' was held on Monday night, The receipts for tho year totalled £407 17JU, and the expenditure £307 3/11. The assets of the club lotal £1889 15/4, while debts owing come to £873 10/9, including a mortgage of £800 on the course. The following officers were elected: — President, Mr James M'Kcnzie; Vice-Presidents, Mesen George and Mitchell. Commit tee, Meaws J. B. Andrews, H. Bond, J. Cody, A. Colee, D. Kinlayson, A. E. George, C. W. Hotre, A. J. Mit chell, P. Quinn, J. Boberteoii, E. Sadler A. Smith, L. Thompson, T. Welch; Auditors, Messrs Proudfoot and J. C. Wilson. CUiaii fi ?n just* tJifa) The Jumble Shop committee thank tho following for donations:— Mre Chaffey, Mrs Lewis Bell, Mre Owens, Mrs Edward Manifold, Mrs Bateman, Mrs Brisbane Mrs J. N. M'Arthur, Mra Angus Reid, Mr A. Hately, Mrs J. G. Oman, Talindert, Mr Harding, Mrs B. E. M'Arthur, Mrs Hope, Mrs L. J. Greene Mrs H. G. Stansmore, Mrs Shew, Mrs Waleon, Miss W. Fisher, Mrs Sanson, Mrs Q. B. t£>pe, Mrs Jones, Eddington, Mia? BUI, Mrs Gerald dimming, Miss Jeanie Bell, Miss Mamie Phillips, Purrum bete. It is notified in our business columns that the Camperdown Jum blo Shop will be closed to-morrow af ternoon and evening, owing to toe flower show. The committee will hare a stall at the Show, and intend ing donors are asked to leave their donations at the Mechanics' Hall. DMnct SaMiara Akraa*. It will be remembered that some time ago Mrs J. C. Manifold, wrote intimating that ehe would be pleased to call upon any Camperdown and district soldiera in hospital if supplied with the names and address of same. Mrs Desailly, secretary "of the Cam perdown Red Cross, has now received a communication from Mil J. C. Man ifold, stating that in a letter receiv ed from Mrs Manifold she states that by the time >ettcrs reach her from tins part in reference to sick soldiers, the majority of the boys have toft tho hospitals, and have either return ed to France or Australia. For this reason Mra Manifold now deurve U?at relatives of soldiers supply 'tkeifc witli her address and they could then com municate with her themselves. Thus Mrs Manifold would receive informa tion m to their whereabouts in time, and would be able to look tfcem up. Utter* forwarded to Mrs MauHold should be addressed: Mrs Obaater Manifold, c/o Colonial Hank, 93 Buh opapate, London, E., Eagjand. Ta?M*afTasf*B flasjar flhasj. The Camperdown Hortwnrtural So aiety'a annual exhibition, mbkk it to be opened i* U?e Meditaite' HaU to morrow aftenooi at 3.10 o'clock. aa4 contiaiasd ?ivo?^bo?t atwita?, proniaes to be an vaarecwie?ted ane ?ew. A% mum yartaHay taw aatriaa had ?lia(wt reached tka'SscMty'a pre vious beet, aad it was eeaaMaatty ex pected that before Uey desad the re cord mark wcmld hare team faaaad, with v awstseiaHs VMatity ta spare. An STseetioM, with ta* es ceptio. ci tkat for TaMtaUat, ka** been well tiled, aad th* mteriar ?f the Maekaiea' batit?U >s—wt should preaent rery baaatifvl pcivr* aad afford • (Nat treat far him aff fowan. A featwe of tb? ethibitMi skxwM W (ba fatal dewntHM, as the entries in tkese classes are aimatioa aDy food., A?ot? ?ha additioaal at tractioM wi? be m. ArsWdaea maml promawe, . wkfle a Itsfiiisj—il SUfi for tke comrcauM?a of patroM will Mpphy daJatj •atakke at a tri tine oast. By paireausiac tW R*4 Cross a?Mt JattUe tUDs at the Amt visitors win la haiaias • good caaa* ■low. Tits a*fcMetZrk*JaM Me 1/ MUt ?v), ?U4mi M Kiml ■nniii af Hm akav f> to the lecal
In ttt *— Witt the Scbook' D^^fS'u! eoohr* aartj and dwace w?U *? .h^ SawtSc t^morwir (Friday) night, MMMHtag ?t 8 VcM*. Th?P™? s c| admission are: gentlemen Z/, ?■> dies li. * taKlliiwrjf M??fc Soldiers' mails for France and Eng land will close at the Camperdown FWt Office '?■•■ follows:—Letters 8 a.m., Horeakw ? (today)- f Parcels 340 p.m., December 1. Packct ? and newsmen, 4.40 p.m. December 3. United Kingdom: Letters, 4.40 p.m., to-day. Newspapers, 4.40 p.m., De ??ber 1. PMcelf, 3.40 p.m., Decem *" *' MI'S rMM. Hie management of Bell* Pictures has decided to devote next 'luesday aunt's entertainment in Camperdown fortlw benefit of the local Jumble Shop. A first class programmo wiH be Screened, and the public by attend inc in large numbers will be assisting a|patriot*) organisation which has done, and continues to do, mnch goou work for the soldiers. Tickets axe 1/ each (no tax.) Petal* Cnp ?t Kmnn. Bays the Koroit "Sentinel":— A few new potatoes are coming in, and the quotation-is now £7 per ton bo far no difficulty is experienced in dis posing of those coming to hand at that figure. In comparison with other years the delivery is very light in deed. A wendcrful improvement has taken place in the crops during tho past week or ten days. All affected, early crops have been dug out, and the later ones have escaped the threa,; t?ned affection, and now that tho weather is warmer and more settled it is hoped and expected that the im provement will continue. The gram crops give great promise, and some ol the paddocks ar o • picture. The monthly meeting of the Cam perdown School Committee was liolo on Tuesday evening last. Present: Mr H. J. Spicer (Chairman), Mrs Col lie, and. Messrs J. H. Crabb, J. A. Colman. Mr Thomas (Head Teacher) was also present. Apologies were re ceived for absence from - 'the Rev. A. Dunn, (owing to illness), and Mrs Wright. Accounts amount ing to £22 16/, including ono for £22 10/ for removal of school building from Kariah to Camperdown, were passed for payment. It was decided to send a letter of sympathy from the Com mittee and school staff to Mrs Wnghl is connection with tho death of her aon on active service recently. Death of a District Pioneer Mr Frederick Grinter, a very old colonist and a highly respected resi- dent of the Western District for nearly sixty years, died on Monday at his residence, Kolora, at the age of 80 years. The late Mr Grinter was born at Drayton, Somerset, England, and came to Australia in the early fifties. He landed at Geelong and went first to the Pleasant Creek gold diggings. After spending some little time there he came to the Western District and took up land at Fram- lingham. About fifty-eight years ago he removed to Kolora where he also took up land, and where he had re- sided ever since, except for an ab- sence of some months, about three years ago, when he made a trip to the Old Country. Tho lato Mr Grin ter leaves a grown-up family of three sons, Messrs Prosper, Fred and George Grinter. Death at Carpendeit. The death occurred on Tuesday last of an old and highly respected resi- dent of Carpendeit in the person ol Mr Henry Jones, senr. The late Mr Jones, who had reached the advanced aga of 83 years, had been for a very long period a resident of the Camper- down district and his demise removes one who was associated with the early days of the district and who had done much for the common good. Mr Jones lived a quiet, but useful, life and there will be many who will re- gret the passing of a citizen so highly and deservedly esteemed. He was predeceased by his wife some 20 months ago, but a grown-up family are left to mourn their loss, for whom sincere sympathy will be felt. The funeral will leave Carpendeit at 10.30 o'clock this morning, reaching the Camperdown Cemetery at 2 p.m., where the remains will be laid to rest in the Roman Catholic portion. Messrs Collie and Brennan have charge of the funeral arrangements. VaMietery at WMriM On Wednesday, November 14 a number of friends of Mr aud Mrs Donald M'Leod and family assembled at "Lehura," Weerite, to bid them good-bye, and to make presentations. Mr Lee, on behalf of those present, gave to Mr and Mrs M'Leod, as me mentos from their friends at Weerite, each a handsome arm chair, and to Miss Mary M'Leod a silver-backed hair brush and comb. In doing so Mr. Lee, spoke of the many good qualities of Mr. and Mrs. M'Leod and family, and hoped that they would live long and be able to enjoy the full benefits of quiet repose in the arm-chairs. He had known Mr and Mrs M'Leod for 17 years, and could say that Weerite was losing an estimable family. Mr Axford also spoke. His acquaintance with the gueats did not go back quite as far as that of Mr Lee, but for 15 years he has had the pleasure of their friendship, and in that period he has had many dealings with them, and could speak of their worth with every confidence. Mr M'Leod brifley thanked the donors for their gift's and the spokesmen for their good wishes. It all came as a great sur prise to him and his family. He was not a public man, but he had always striven to get on well with his neigh bours. He was not leaving Camper down district, and he hoped to retain their esteem and friendship. Mr and Mrs M'Leod have purchased a farm adjacent to Camperdown, where they intend to reside in future. Ttoe Laaai MUk Supply. . The milk supply to the CaSnper 4own Batter Factory ? still slightly oa the increase, thought' it hat bo* about reached its greatest volume for the year. The protracted rainfall has been respon sible for it keeping up so n-ell, and it is passible that tho experience of last year may be repeated, when the milk yield was at it* heaviest at Christ- Ma timw. Ike record rainfall in November of last year—477 points— waa greatly responsible for this and •a an aaaonaa! fall was experienced fcere hat akoath and the rains iwor •art wia* the present moath have *••■ •■■la to keep even the volcanic •"•■try looking its best, the milk **■■ ■** "op dose to its highest ?•■* •? •?■•? ti?e yet. One very •?wctoiyfsat?re is that local and ryffy* *^* .■?? approaching P?*wa*t etoeasth Last , w per ■••■ • •*? JWMf fceifers reared af ?2L *^<ro^ht •?• ? to help swell !*"!?fr. 6?? *•? aaasoa they have TZiL *s?£*£" *"*head I?nZy* ?f* *f? ?eI?K rearwi and jHS JSytlo* *** out of the ??*?*!> *?J?Wywg news to all
' "' ? ifa?ttf^L '' M 4 v\ The first round of tb?.Wi?ufr Dis trict Bowling Assort*** 1* vmaaat competition for the praaent a?aaon wai Vb played on Saturday, when Xo roit and Camperdown will me*•??• local green. Camperdowm wj? to re presented by the following fov riaks: LE. Steven., W. N. HndhM*,' C. \V. Wright and — Reidy <c).. A. F. TrewarthV, A. W. Dawborn, W? Dabb and H. C. Inglcton (c). O. W. Mar shal! A. O. Mickle, A. C. H'Qaa?er and J. Jackson (c). J. Porter, D. M'DonaW, C. M'Cabe and W. Boyle (c). Players are requested to be on the ground punctually at 3 o'clock. The Camperdown club's green is pro nounced to be in better order at pre sent than it lias ever previously teen and, if fino weather should prevail on Saturday, players are looking for ward to a most pleasant contest. Xiie local Club this season has a num ber of new bowlew. Camparwawn R* Cnm Matty At Tuesday's meeting of the above the following donations were recei< od: —Cash: Church of Engbui Grammar School (per Hiss Fearnley) proceeds of Flower Cantata, Will. Kind: Mrs E. Manifold, 3 packets sugar; Mrs Stansmorc, nugariws; Mrs Cabbie, 1 tin cocoa ant milk; Mta Kay Maskell, 1 tin fruit, 1, tin Nostlo's milk; Baby Maskell, 1 tin biscuits; Mrs J. G. Oman, 1 : paw socks; -Miss M. Itiche, 2 pairs oocka; Miss Rita Fox, 1 tin oatmeal; Mrs A. M'Millan, 1 tin biscuits. Miss Morri- Bon, 3 cakes soap; Mrs Porter, 3 face washers; Mrs W. T. Manifold, 1 roll flannel; Mrs Jones, 1 pair socks; 3lTf W. Winter, 1 pair socks; MUa T. H?r "rison, I pair slippers; Mrs Kerr, 1 pair socks. The same afternoon th? following goods were dispatched to Federal Government House: — 18 flannelette shirts, 8 nnderflannel shirts, 18 pairs socks, 8 pairs • bod socks, 3 face fashers, 4 pillow cases, 3 old linen, 1 pair bed shoes, 7 scarv es, 1 tin oatmoal, 1 tin fruit, .1 tin cocoa ana milk, 2 tins biscuits,'! tin Noutle's milk, 3 cakes soap, 1 'pkt. custard powder, magazines. CampartfMit Pathetic lm?i? The following donations in cash and goods were received on Tuesday fey ths above League:— Oash: Mrs O. R. Hope, 10;; to buy tinned milk' and fruit for the men in the trenches (per Canon Colebrook) £1 7/; Mrs J. N. M'Arthur, sale.lof af-awDt?im, 6/; a Friend 3/. Goods: Mra Oeo. Osboroe, 2 pairs socks; Mrs Watson, 1 tin milk; Miss M. Chaffey, 1 pair socks; Annie O'Neill 1 pair cocks; Mrs Anson, 1 tin fruit; Mrs J. G. Oman, 2 tins tobacco; Betty Soule, 1 tin cocoa; Mrs W. Hindhaagh, 1 tin cocoa and milk; Maggie Fox,' 1 tin oatmeal: Mrs De-Grandi, 1 tin cocoa; Mrs W. C. T. Fergusson, 1 tin fruit; Mr 6 M'Millan, 1 tin bu cuits; Mrs Chapman, 1 tin fruit, 1 tin milk; Miss Urquhart, 1 tin fruit; Mrs Memmott 2 tins milk; Miss Mor rison, 3 books; Miss Gladys Wackett 1 tin fruit; Miss Chaffey 1 rjair socks- Miss Bessie 6t?ren?, 1 pair socks; Mrs Miller, 1 tin fruit; Miss Reid, 2 tins milk; Mrs S. Reid, 2 Una milk; Miss A, Mickle, 1 pair socks; Mrs G G. Errey, 2 tins milk. The same afternoon bho following good* were sent to the Melbourne Town Hall:— 1 case of milk (47 tins), 2 cases of fruit (36 tins).