THE COUNTRY PAGE
BALLARAT AND DISTRICT.
The burial took place on Friday of Mrs. Lewis, wife of P. Lewis, formerly manager of the Ajax mine, and mother of Councillor D. Lewis, of Sebastopol.
Thomas Robert Reid, aged 46 years, was found lying unconscious in a paddock near his home at Happy Valley. There are no external marks suggestive of a recent accident. His condition is thought to be due to head injuries which he sus- tained some time ago.
Circulars have been issued by the Buninyong Shire Council to municipalities advocating the prompt imposition of a petrol tax to raise revenue
for road works.
In the poultry market light hens realised 3/ to 5/, heavy hens 5/ to 8/, chickens 6/6 to 9,
roosters 7/ to 11/, stags 2/ to 5/ ducks 3/6 to 5/, ducklings 4/6 to 7/, Muscovy drakelings 6/6 to 11/, and geese 7/ to 10/ a pair, and turkeys 9d. to 1/1 a lb.
Members of the various Rotary clubs in Vic- toria, with representatives from Mount Gambier (S.A.) and Albury (N.S.W.), will meet in con- ference in Ballarat on Friday, October 4. The visit will extend over three days.
Miss E. J. Gourley has been sworn in as a justice of the peace.
BENDIGO AND DISTRICT.
The Strathfieldsaye Shire Council has decided to co-operate with other country municipalities in urging the State Ministry to provide financial assistance for the maintenance of roads in the
State forests in those areas which do not return any revenue to the municipalities.
The Eaglehawk Borough Council has expressed approval of the petrol tax being made operative as early as possible.
Lower prices ruling in the Bendigo pig market on Friday were attributed to the large consignments arriving from Queensland. The numbers and the quality of the yarding were poor. Backfatters sold from £7 to £9/10/, baconers £4/5/ to £5, porkers £2/6/ to £3/14/, bacon stores £3, slips 30/ to 42/, suckers 10/ to 28/.
Mr. T. C. L. Fairbairn, for many years accountant at the Bendigo branch of the Bank of Australasia, has been promoted to manager of the Warrackna-
Councillor S. Doak is president-elect of the
Strathfieldsaye Shire Council.
In the produce markets the demand for prime poultry was maintained, and prices have an
Improvements and renovations to the Bendigo Infectious Diseases Hospital, involving an ex- penditure of £1,000, are to be carried out by the district municipalities and State health au-
Members of the board of management of the Bendigo Hospital on Friday conferred with the trustees of the King Edward Memorial Tuberculosis Fund, and urged that moneys amounting to £3,100 subscribed towards the erection of a sana- torium at Spring Gully, near Bendigo, be made available for the erection of a chalet in the grounds of the hospital. Mr. W. Trevena, presi- dent of the hospital, said that the Health Com- mission had intimated that there were already enough sanatoriums in existence to provide for the needs of Victoria. Meanwhile the great need was for accommodation for patients in the hospital. It was necessary to segregate the patients suffer- ing from tuberculosis from other patients. The erection of a chalet would serve all requirements of the district. Mr. George Mackay, chairman of the trust, said that the trustees desired to co- operate in meeting existing needs. The trustees would require that the money, if allocated for
the chalet, would not be used for any other pur- pose. The delegation from the hospital said that the board would give the necessary guarantee. A meeting of subscribers to the fund will be held later in the month to deal with the proposals.
The Bendigo Agricultural Society on Friday re- ceived a letter from the Colac Agricultural Socie- ty stating that the only way to have lifted the restrictions imposed by the Victorian Trotting and Racing Association on agricultural societies having trotting events in their show programmes was to urge the Parliamentary representatives to take ac- tion when the question of the future control of racing was before Parliament. Members deferred consideration of the question until the next meet- ing.
Arrangements have been made with the Austral-
ian Airways to include Bendigo in its routes, and for the use of the new aerodrome at Woodvale as a landing-place. The aerodrome is eight miles from the city, and is easily reached by road. The hangar at the aerodrome is capable of providing accommodation for three 'planes of the Moth type,
and is equipped with a petrol bowser and other improvements.
GEELONG AND DISTRICT.
In the Supreme Court on Friday Ernest John Anderson, car-driver, was found guilty on a charge of shopbreaking at Colac on June 29. Harold Williams, aged 27 years, wharf labourer, and Robert
Graham, who said that his correct name was Norman McFarlane, aged 35 years, wharf labourer, had pleaded guilty to the charge. Anderson was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment, the sen- tence being suspended on his entering into a bond of £200 to be of good behaviour for three years. Graham was sentenced to two and a half years' imprisonment, and Williams to two years' impri-
A fete in aid of the Salvation Army funds was opened by the mayoress (Mrs. S. Jacobs) on Friday.
The hospital authorities on Friday received ad-
vice that the employees of Donaghy's rope works had decided to institute a plan of hospital con- tribution similar to that at the cement works and Federal mill, where large sums are raised to pro- vide for hospital treatment for contributors, and the balance paid to the hospital.
A private meeting of the Geelong West Council was held on Friday to make arrangements for the
statutory meeting on Monday week. Councillor F. C. Walker was selected as mayor for a third
A crusade organised by students of Queen's College and under the auspices of the Geelong West Methodist circuit was commenced on Friday night.
The success attending the direct Melbourne line
telephonic communication has caused the postal authorities to extend the service to the Ballarat line. Callers will from Saturday dial No. 8 for Ballarat or Melbourne Calls.
WARRNAMBOOL AND DISTRICT. Miss Marjorie Webb, of the Elementary School, has been transferred to Dorcas street, South Mel-
At the annual meeting of the junior cricket as- sociation Mr. G. G. Humm was re-elected presi-
The shire council has agreed to make a grant of £25 a year to the Warrnambool Baby Clinic.
Mrs. L. C. McLean, of Wangoom, has issued a
County Court summons against the Warrnambool Shire Council, claiming £112 damages for loss of grass caused by a fire said to have started from
the council's road machine plant.
At a sale of dairy cattle held on account of Mr. A. Harlow, Framlingham, springers brought up to £20/15/, and 30 cows averaged £17/8.
In the Bairnsdale County Court on Tuesday, Judge Macindoe entered judgment in favour of plaintiff in a case in which George Bearham claimed £60/13/4 from Sarah Eva Hansen in respect to the unexpired portion of the lease of a boarding-house.
A branch of the Commercial Bank of Australia has been opened at Bairnsdale, with Mr. A. A.
Mehrens, of Sale, as manager.
Miss Gwendoline Hobson has been appointed to the teaching staff of the Bairnsdale Elementary
Mr. C. V. O'Connor, of Cressy, has been ap- pointed station-master at Bairnsdale in succession to Mr. J. H. Hoskin, transferred to Wallan.
Mr. F. R. D. Rogerson, postmaster at Hampton, has been appointed to succeed Mr. W. Gould,
transferred to Hamilton.
Goods to value of £50 were stolen from the store of Mr. George Baker, at Ensay South.
At the annual meeting of the Benalla Racing Club the balance-sheet showed an increase from £41 to £302 after paying a liability of £27 from the previous year and a bonus of £20 to the secre-
Mrs. Julia Hopkins, wife of Mr. W. Hopkins, has died, leaving four sons and three daughters. She was born at Beveridge, where her father, the late Mr. T. Wall, was first school teacher.
At the stock sales bullocks fattened locally realised from £12/7/6 to £18/2/6; fat heifers, £9/17/6 to £12/15; fat sheep, up to 28/; and young lambs, up to 22/.
Mr. P. J. Nankervis, who has been transferred from Camperdown, has taken up his duties as
stationmaster at Colac.
Miss I. Kininmonth won the associates' champion- ship of the Colac Golf Club, defeating Mrs. A. W.
Murray after a tie.
Playing football at Beech Forest Dr. G. D. Broome had his collar-bone broken. Dr. Broome, who was medical officer for the Otway Shire, has resigned, having received a Government appoint-
ment at New Guinea.
Mr. H. Thompson, who has been engineer of Otway Shire for about nine months, has resigned. He will practise privately.
At the stock sales fat bullocks sold to £18/2/6, fat cows £12/17/6, stores £7/17/6 to £9, dairy cattle £11 to £15/7/6, heifers £7/10/ to £10.
The annual meeting of the Colac branch of the Victorian Dairymen's Association officers elected were: — President, Mr. J. Sexton; vice-president, Mr. S. White; secretary and treasurer, Mr. V. P. Quick.
Mr. G. H. Walton has been elected chairman of the Bench of the Daylesford Court of Petty Ses-
Councillor D. McKinnon, who has been a mem-
ber of the Daylesford Hepburn Spring park com- mittee for 24 years, has resigned.
In connection with the Echuca sewerage plan the accepted tenders totalled £47,500/11/1, and the engineer's estimate was £47,014. The tenders have been submitted for the approval of the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission.
Percy Parsons and Henry Parsons were charged in the Echuca Court with having stolen groceries valued at 27/, the property of Rueben Darlow, of Echuca South. Both men, who pleaded guilty, admitted previous convictions. The Bench im- posed a sentence of three months' imprisonment
in each case.
The president of the hospital (Mr. R. Anderson) and Mrs. Anderson have given £100 towards the cost of new fencing.
At a meeting of landholders held at Brimpaen, it was decided to draw up petitions for presenta- tion to the Minister asking that the blue blocks be thrown open for selection, that the head works of water projects be nationalised, and that no land other than that which received a direct benefit be rated.
Mrs. Hair, of Clear Lake, aged 92 years, and Mr. John Smith, of Gymbowen, aged 80 years,
A queen carnival organised to place the finances of the Kyneton Town Band on a firm basis and to purchase new instruments resulted in a profit of £592/9/9, of which £322/11/2 was raised by Miss Martine (queen of music), £206/12/9 by Miss Shilton (queen of sport), and £83/15/10 by Miss Till (queen of pleasure).
Thursday was the day appointed by the Depart- ment of Agriculture for the annual stallion parade at Kyneton, and four owners brought in horses. They were, however, surprised to find that no departmental veterinary officer was in attendance to examine the stallions for certificates. One of these owners brought his horses from Trentham, a distance of 14 miles.
Mrs. H. W. Raleigh defeated Miss Cahill for the women's championship of the Rochester Golf Club.
The newly erected public hall at Strathallan was officially opened by Councillor Crowley, of Deakin
MILDURA AND DISTRICT.
St. Arnaud High School scholars visited Mildura and engaged in games and athletic competitions. Mildura won the aggregate easily.
Sergeant Tracey, of Melbourne, has been ap- pointed to succeed Sergeant Peel at Sale.
The special trains run in connection with the Gippsland Football League matches so far this season show a substantial loss.
At a meeting of the committee of management of the Gippsland Hospital, Dr. Hagenauer was
unanimously re-elected president, and Dr. Mac- donald and Mr. A. T. Wasley vice-presidents.
SHEPPARTON. The Department of Labour has notified the
Chamber of Commerce that the Minister will not for the present take action against carters who en- gage in their occupation on Wednesday afternoons, providing that those who do so observe half-holiday
Railway revenue at Shepparton for July was £6,927, against £7,857 in the corresponding period last year.
The yearly reports of the Wonthaggi Miners' Friendly Society show a profit of £640/0/3. The number of members at the end of the year was 1,790, an increase of 148.
A profit of £21 was made at the annual ball at Kongwak in aid of the Wonthaggi District Hos- pital.
The chicory harvest has been very satisfactory. Many of the kilns have closed.
Mr. H. F. McLeash has been elected president, Mr. H. E. White vice-president, and Mr. S.
Grabbam secretary and treasurer of the Kong- wak branch of the Victorian Dairymen's Associa- tion. The association decided that the Patterson plan was most acceptable to it, and also de- cided to use its utmost endeavours to have the Marketing Act placed on the statute book.
ALBURY AND DISTRICT.
About 600 stud sheep were yarded at a special stud sheep sale, and the selection was one of the best seen in Albury for some years. Consider- ing the adverse season the sheep were in good con-
dition, being nicely covered and uniform in type. Taking everything into consideration it was a most successful sale.
Mrs. W. Heffernan has died, aged 74 years. Mrs.
Heffernan came to this district 34 years ago with her husband from Numurkah.
Shearing has commenced in this district.
The rushing of the sheep to the market has
almost ceased on account of the rain. Values are
hardening. Shearing is at a standstill. Agricul-
turalists are fairly sanguine that the majority of the crops are not beyond recovery, and a fair harvest will yet be gathered.
The proposal for the compulsory wheat pool in this State is not meeting with much favour in this part of the Riverina.
Mr. G. Day, mailman between Yarrangobilly Caves and Tumut, on his last trip, took five hours to cover the first two miles. Snow was up to 2ft. 6in. deep, necessitating shovelling away from the front of the car to clear a track along the
road. A distance of eight miles from the caves
took six hours.
Potato consignments for July total 4,033 bags.
A concert given by the Smythesdale Metho- dist Guild Girls in the Cape Clear Hall, in aid of the Berringa Methodist Circuit funds, realised £12/9/.
Owing to the heavy frost and cold weather grass is very scarce. A number of farmers are hand- feeding their sheep. A great number of lambs are being lost by the severe cold. Foxes are doing much damage.
An American tea in aid of the funds of Chil- tern State school on Friday realised £25.
Mr. J. Snow, of Indigo, sold his farm of 116 acres (30 acres leasehold) by auction, Mr. W. Curtain being the purchaser at £8 an acre.
Mr. Lingford, engineer of Rutherglen Shire, has been appointed temporary engineer to the Shire of Chiltern in place of Mr. Smalley, who has re- signed.
From the sowing of the seed, on and off, showers have fallen, consequently crops have never looked better, and the prospects of a good harvest are bright. Graziers have plenty of grass. The lamb- ing percentage is up to last year. The chaff- cutting mill has been working three shifts to cope with orders from the northern area. Recent rains have increased the dairying industry very considerably, and the output at the factory is
Roads Board grants for this district are: — Yarra- wonga-Cobram road, £3,000; Cobram-Muckatah
road, £2,000; Yarrawonga-Tocumwal, £2,000.
Shearing is in full swing.
The death of Mr. Andrew de Beilac, aged 76 years, occurred in Melbourne. He is survived by a widow and one daughter. As a youth, he fought with the French army in the Franco-Prus- sian war. He had been a resident of Cranbourne for 12 months, and previously lived at Ascot-
Mr. Robert Kimberley, of Clunes road, North Creswick, has died.
The hours at the Cosgrove telephone exchange have been extended from 6 o'clock until 8 o'clock in the evening. A request for a continuous ser-
vice was refused.
Mr. J. Laffin, stationmaster at Dookie, has re- ceived notice of his promotion to the charge of
the Yarrawonga station.
Mr. J. A. Cheeseborough and Miss M. Quinane have been made life governors of the Mooroopna Hospital.
Following recent discussions and suggestions designed for obtaining additional revenue and increased accommodation and other facilities in connection with the Mechanics' Hall, members of the committee of management have taken over control of the motion picture entertainments. The initial effort was successful.
At the meeting of the Heyfield and Glenmaggie District Tourist Association preliminary arrangements were made for the second annual aquatic carnival at Glenmaggie Weir on Foundation Day.
The Progress Association is receiving the active co-operation of the Maffra Shire Council in con-
nection with a plan of tree planting in the town-
At the annual meeting of the Hopetoun branch of the women's section of the Country Progres- sive party, officers elected were: — President, Mrs. J. Sawtell; vice-presidents, Messrs. J. T. Collins and H. Morris; secretary, Mrs. M. Giles.
Mr. W. G. Gray and his son, George, were travelling in a motor-truck near the bridge, on Wednesday afternoon, when the steering gear failed, and the truck crashed into a tree. Mr. Gray was severely cut about the head, and had his leg injured. His son had the main artery in the left arm cut. The truck was much dam- aged.
Messrs. H. W. Clapp, W. M. Shannon, and T. B. Molomby (Railways Commissioners) and several officers visited the stations between Heidel-
berg and Hurstbridge on Thursday. Most of the requests made were rejected on account of there being no money, while some alterations in the time-table will be considered when the summer changes are made.
The Inglewood Boy Scouts have been reorganised
by the Rev. A. M. Perry.
In connection with the proposal to make avail-
able for settlement Crown land in the Inglewood
district, the borough council has protested against interference with the privileges of eucalyptus
distilleries, and is urging that other land not at
present in use be thrown open. Officials of the Lands department have the matter in hand.
Mr. R. Fitzpatrick, who is leaving Inglewood, was entertained by district returned soldiers, and presented with a tobacco pouch and cigarette
The Public Works department has declined to declare the Woodstock road a developmental one.
The hospital ball realised a profit of £20. Dr.
Small, of Broadford, has declined the appointment of honorary medical officer to the hospital. The month's expenditure totalled £126/16/9, and the receipts £91/3/3.
LEONGATHA. Onion crops are looking well. The quantity of milk received at the butter
factory exceeds that of this period last year.
LILYDALE. Forty horses, 12 cows, and a number of sheep
have been brought to Lilydale from the Mallee
by Mr. L. Poyner for grazing. Severe frosts have delayed the growth of grass at Lilydale. This is the second occasion on which Mr. Poyner
has been forced to bring sheep to Lilydale.
Mr. D. Ryan, who has been a railway employee at Litchfield for the last three years, has been transferred to Muckleford.
Seven trucks of sheep were loaded for New- market in the week-end, principally stores, and more will leave next week-end. Shearing will commence within the coming week.
The Gippsland North electorate council of the
Country party has decided to invite applications
from persons willing to contest the Gippsland North seat in the interest of the Country party.
Mrs. Alice Margaret Phelan, wife of Mr. Wil-
liam P. Phelan, of Mewburn Park, Maffra, has
Miss Stewart died at Upper Maffra, aged 87 years.
A request has been submitted to the Closer Settlement Board by settlers from parishes of Meringur, Karween, and Tunart that advances be granted to pay the settlers' subscriptions to the bush hospital. This has been declined.
The Melbourne executive of the Bush Nursing Association promised £100 is the Millewa effort towards the building extension project totalled £300. This amount is almost in hand.
The Lands department will not survey blocks for sale in the Karween township area until it has been decided whether, and in what direction, the railway extension will take place.
Tenders have been called for the erection of the telephone line from Yarrara to Kurnwill.
Lamb marking is finished in the Millbrook dis- trict. Mr. P. Sullivan obtained 100 per cent.
On Wednesday night four Border Leicester lambs were killed by foxes at the farm of Mr. W. Chapman.
Potato thieves are active in the district, the chief sufferers being Messrs. McTigue brothers. The thieves used a motor-car for transport.
Mr. John Smith died in the Horsham Hospital.
He was a native of the Western district, and was a very old resident of Goroke.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Mahney and family have left Goroke to take over the property purchased from
Mr. L. Brown, of Frances.
Mr. G. Shannaughan, of Gymbower, has pur- chased a property from Mr. Tansey, of Frances.
Mr. J. Hole, of Frances, has sold his property
to Mr. Lehman, of Horsham.
Mrs. J. Coutts, of Prairie, and Miss R. Marney, of Hyanmi, have died.
Representatives of mothers' clubs from Sor-
rento, Tyabb, Rosebud, and Somerville accepted the invitation of the Mornington Mothers' Club to hear an address from Mrs. Kloot, president of the Victorian Federation of Mothers' Clubs.
The contractor has begun the erection of the new cottage hospital at Nagambie. It is expected that it will be available at Christmas time.
A proposal was submitted to the Goulburn Shire Council on Monday by the committee of the Mechanics' Institute and Free Library for the taking over of the building and its conversion into a town hall under certain conditions. The coun- cil deferred consideration for one month.
The Country Roads Board has allotted the fol-
lowing amounts for expenditure by the Goulburn Shire Council: — Maintenance — Avenel-Longwood road, £300; Goulburn Valley road, £2,770; Mur- chison-Shepparton road, £300; Vickers' road, £250.
Joint Works — Murchison-Rushworth road (with Waranga) £50; Longwood-Ruffy road (with Euroa Shire), £500. Permanent Works — Goulburn Val- ley road (parish of Wahring), £2,000.
Deposits in the penny bank at Panmure school for the 12 months ended June 20 amounted to
Mr. W. Neilson, postal assistant, has been transferred to the South Melbourne office. He was presented with a travelling case by residents, and shaving outfit by the staff of the local office
before he left.
The Zenana Misson for Lepers held its annual display in the Temperance Hall, when Sister Louise gave an address. An amount of £5 was collected to assist the object.
Beneficial rains have fallen, and the season's prospects should now be assured. Pea and onion crops will greatly benefit by the rain.
Sister Coffey, who has disposed of her private hospital, and is leaving for Western Australia, was entertained, and a presentation was made to her.
It is many years since so many dwellings were being erected as at present. There has been a great scarcity of houses in the town for some
Miss Davidson has been appointed assistant teacher at the Red Hill school.
The Country Roads Board has granted the money for another section of the Dunn's Creek
A guarantee is being given by subscribers for an extension of the telephone service until 8
Rainfall in July was 508 points.
Mr. Gordon A. Pickersgill, a member of the 19th (Skipton) Light Horse, died after a brief illness. The coffin was borne to the grave by a party of his troop mates, under Lieutenant McIn- tyre. Trumpeter Hills sounded the Last Post.
Efforts have been made at various times to re- move encroachments on the front foreshore re-
serve between St. Paul's road and the baths at
Sorrento. Mr. Bailey, when Minister for Lands in the Hogan Ministry, gave notice to persons
encroaching to give up possession of the portions of the reserve enclosed by them, but this has not been done. The matter has been brought before
the Minister for Lands (Mr. Angus), who called for a report more than two months ago. No reply
has yet been received.
The first consignment of the new season's wool,
consisting of two truckloads, was received from Corop and despatched to Melbourne during the week.
A progress association has been formed at Tat- yoon, with Mr. A. McDonald president, Messrs. J. Heard and J. Hamilton vice-presidents, Mr. D.
Martin treasurer, and Mr. L. R. Lawrence secre- tary. The secretary was asked to obtain informa- tion relative to the purchase of land for a recrea-
The balance-sheet of the Streatham Race Club showed receipts of £122/18/3, expenditure £105/6/, leaving a credit balance of £17/122/3.
The Mininera Tennis Club has been re-formed
with Mr. A. Hollow president and Miss A. Ryan
A ball held in aid of the Westmere Tennis Club realised £21.
The Mininera Cricket Club has been re-formed, with Mr. C. Kinnersley president and Mr. E. Best honorary secretary.
The revenue from the telephone exchange has reached an amount that justifies the provision of continuous attendance without additional cost to subscribers. The service commenced on August
Half an inch of rain has fallen this month. Crops on fallow are responding well.
The annual meetings of settlers in the Fish Point and Tresco irrigation districts have been held, and the following were elected to the district advisory boards: — Tresco District — Messrs. H. Malone, J. O'Connell, H. Martin, D. S. Norton, J. Collie, H. Castles, F. May. Fish Point District (re-elected for the third year) — Messrs. E. Dun- stan, G. Hayes, W. Fletcher, A. Tripcony, R.
Mr. John Kidd and party, while returning in a car from Shepparton to Tungamah, became bogged in a water crossing. While trying to get the car out it backfired. This set the car on fire. The upholstery and hood were destroyed.
The Country Roads Board has granted £600 for the Warrandyte road, between North Ringwood and Warrandyte, and £2,000 for the Warrandyte road at Deep Creek.
Wool is being delivered to the station, and from there trucked to the city markets. Sheep are in fair condition, but there are some that will not cut a great deal of wool.
About an inch of rain has fallen. Farmers are beginning to work up the ground.
A photograph of Mr. Thomas Jeffs, of Carra-
jung Lower, who was the first white child born in Yarram, has been hung in the shire hall, Yarram. Mr. Jeffs was born on January 5,
Messrs. A. C. Davis, C. Barlow, F. M. Corrigan, and C. F. Mason were appointed as a committee by the Yarram Traders' and Progress Association to inquire into the abandoned blocks at Black-
The Tarra River overflowed its banks on Tuesday. Children attending the Yarram school who live beyond it were sent home, as it was feared the road would be impassable later.
Mr. G. A. Ross and his family were entertained at a farewell social gathering in the Alberton West hall, before their departure for Melbourne.
Mrs. C. J. Allin, of Yarram, has died.