12 PC= tn 5m m-IM T 15 tosm"ets Th0. OFTIEU TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1885. Tae wind has beet strong from the south anl east since the dat* of our last isoue, with a few showers of ruin. Yeserday was one of the very few unpleasant days that the current summer has witnessed--clnds of blnding dust fling about, sumetimes in the north and south streets and at others in the others, rushing In by every open door and window and driving tidy housemuds to die, traction. GO the night between Friday and Satur. day last, and during the whole of that night, the PaFr?nd Guardia ofice presented a quite unusual and most pleasing spectacle. It was the scene of festivities in which about forty couples joined with the utmost enthusiasm-tbe occasion being the ataf? Wayzegooae, or annual reat to their friends. The yoothof the town, of either sex and of all classes, were fully represented, and there was no other limit to the attendance than that which was sternly impeod by the n.turally limited dancing area afforded by the compoing room floor. The stewards were Meseasr. Hl. Goldsmith, P. Dnuting, E. Harvey, and F. Dusting, and with the wiliing aid of their juniors they had transformed the scene of their daily tasks Into a splendid salon, resplendent with floral and arboreal trophies, and draped with the fags of all nations, kindly lett by MrW.W. T. Pile. The imposing stone did duty as a baffet and supper table, and the editor's sanctum was for the occasion converted into a tiring room. The music was supplied by Mr. J. Lanagan, violin; F. iarvey, fints; P. Dusting, accordeon ; and these were re lieved at iutervals by amateurs among the pasty. From S.30 p.m. tall 3 next morning a onstant succession at circular and square dances was rigorously maiotained. Refresh ments were being dispensed nearly all the trme, and there were occasional posees in the dancing which were filled in with song., recitations, step dances, anc other solos. As the evening wore on, all too fast for the par ticipants in the revels, there was a little epeecb.making, in which the founders of the feast were warmly congratulated upon the bnli.ant success of their f:te, oad thanked for the happy evening they had provided for their friends and guests. Mr. Goldamith and his co-workers suitably responded, and the party broke up between three and four o-'-ock, highly pleased with each other and with themselves, to the tune of "Auld Larg Syne." Tus Baldwin thought-reading, &c., com. pony appeared again in the Mlasonit Hall on Friday evening. Their table-tauking and rope-untying performances were exceedingly ingenione ?nd deft,and puzzled all except the cleror ones who never will permit thlemslees to be astonieha by a.nything. Ofr. Lacy gave the audience some excellent piano music, and excited uncontrollable mirth by his yen. tritoqoial feat. In the muscle telegraphy business Mr.. Baldwin was azain m at seea ocesafl, and displayed a familiarity with her custn?ers private aftairsaudinomt thoughts that was truly surprising. Mr. Baldwin did his part of showman very o'ere ly and pleso. ingly. Altogether the entsttainment was a genuine reuces,, and we can recommend it to the favorable notice of ourcontemporaries. Ws publish today, in our advertising eolmnse, the business to be entertasned at a Local Land Board to be held in this town on Tuesday, February 3rd instant, at 10 dlook. The asumes n oapplicatioais 43.
Mr. DE CArconE, C.E., the principel executive officer to the Central Board of I Health, now on an official visit to this town, visited Penaehrst on Thursday and Friday last t, inquire into and report upon the out break of diphtheria at that place. The re suit of his ivestigtigtin is that he sees no reason to fear that the disassee will become endemic. The locality is not in an inaenitary condition, though there is no proper provi saon for the drainage of the township, the land is highly absorbant, and there is no stagnant water on the surface to em?t noxious vapo . . Mo. D1 Car.? usr, C.E, Superintendeut of the Central Board of dealth, has during the past week been making an inspection of oar town and public institutions to see that the Local Board of HLeath is complying with the requirements of the Health Act, ISS3. and giving proper attention to the several anggestions made from time to time by the Central Board with regard to drainage, yen' tilation, &. Mr. De OCpelaionnha visited the gau,. torch of England, State SchOol, Bo. pital and Benevolent Asylrm, Borough ahat toirs, the baths, and other p:aces, and frum what we can gather is apparently satisfied with the general sanitary condition of the places visited. He uaggeted some important improvements however, both in the disposal of the night soil and ventilation of the Ben evolent Asylum, and :t?ong y urges the ad visability of removing the wooden ataircase forming the only means of ingress and egress to and from the gallery of the Church of England. It was connideedl in the case of the gal e:y being mainta.ned that a more ,ermaneut and uninfi.mmable stairease should be constructed. He also considera that all the principal drains should be carried some distance into the sea, and those in pror. imity to the bathse hould be dischargel as far distant as possible from that establiah meat. A manure deot eh.u'dlhe maintained, be also provided, at a more convenient di." tance from the town than tlie present one. TaoRE Portland piacators started for the Big Beand, on the Glenetg, on Saturday morning last, and retnned to town on Sun day, having caught 30 good sized bream in a few hours' f-hing. The sport was quite worth going so far for, and the tris alto gether agreeable. Colort.amgr reach os of the scarcity of bish at the month of the Glenelg. There have been several parties of "sports" from this town within the past few weeks who have found no bream, or only an odd one or two, when all the time the fish are known tobe p:eutiful higher up the stream. Illegal netting is blamed fr the scarcity of the fish and this people think the police should be able to prevent or etop. Constable Smith. the only "couatituted authnrity" at the Punt, is on the watch for nettere, hut his district Is extensive, and the netters wary, so that it is not easy to catch them in the act. Accotors await payment at the Receipt and Pay Offie to Andrew Brown, 9arby o.nole, Heywood Mechanica' Institute, E. W. McMullen, A. McKeand, D. McPherson, Portland Borough Council (3), Harris Bosen bloom, Jusiah Richards (2j.F.Spencer, Thos. G. Henry, W.J. Malet?t, N. C4 nelly, J. C. P. Allnutt, D. McIntyre. Tar P. and B.S.N. Co.'a str. Dawn arrived on Friday evening with a large number of I passengers. She landed and loaded cargo on I Saturday, and sailed on her return trip ye' a terday morning. Tin W.S.N. Co.'s L Nelson left the Queen's Wharf at 6.15 p.m. on the23rd; pas sed through the Heads at 10 p.m.; rounded Cape Otway at 4.10 a.m. on' the 24th, and I reached Warrnambool at 9.40. Landed pas sengers and cargo there; called at Belfast, and arrived at Portland at 930 p.m. She experienced fresh S. ,ad S.E. winds, with a high sea along the coast, making it had to work cargo in the ports. Trt Nelson came alongside the pier on her i arrival on Saturday evening and landed a t large number of passengers. Yesterday she s landed and shipped cargo, and tailed at 3 p.m. Jon? Hrorn has been appointed deputy registrar of births and marriages at Hotspur, ' rice D. Matheson, resigned. LIFE is not all beer and skittles, as has often been remarked, and even a hangman's career may not be one of unchequered enjoy- ment. Witness the following from the Mel. borne Herald:--"The condition of Upjohn, the hangman, is becoming one which the authorities will require to consider. He is in continual dread of his life, and will scarcely move away from the precincts of any point of safety. Lately he has been hovering round the door of the Salvation Army offices, ob- taining there the wherewithal to live, and when the shades of evening close he hides himself away in any outhouse he can find available, his continual idea being that people are after him to murder him. To-day, so it is stated to as, he intimated that the best thing he could do was to 'do for ' the Inspec- tor-General and then for himself." As effo t has been made to induce the Rev. Charles strong to hold services at the Exhibition Building, but for the present it does not seem likely that they will Le atuces lfu THon Victorian exhibita were despatched to the New Orleans Exhibition on Thuroday. TIhe colection chiefy comprises a tural p. ducts, nbch as coal (from Cape Patterson), gold- bearing qoaatr, hoap., grom, wol, leather, geaane, seed, timber, and guma, resins, essential oil, and'bark of different kinds. The woolen mill of the colony, the vignerons, and photographers have also added ome ralunble specimens. Theexhibitawere inspected before being packed by the Prem or I and other gentlemen, who were wel leased with them. Tax Argus hs the following:-Colonel Sargood has received a memorandum from I Major-General Stewart in reference to guns ortared from England by the Victorian Go. vernment Illuatrating the effective strength of the gnus, Ganeal .tewart says that the IIton Sin. B.L. gun can at 12 degrees of elevation throw a ahell 8,500 yard., and at S15 degrera 9,S00 yards. The Vvarsour car nrages permit of las much as 20 dereee of ej e.ration eing given to the gun. This elet v.t?no gives a rage of 12,000 yards. General Stewart reeommeoda that heavy gurc should be permanently etablished, and othrres kept for movement along the sea eoast, and for fghtinog fm.n varirus prepared aitea it inter v als, where they cald be most suitably and I effectively used against hoatile ressels. Tnrollowing mesage is from the Argus: --Perth, Friday, Some further particulars have been recerved respecteng the murder of ! Mri Anetell and Mr. Barrop, the manager and accoontant of the tranch of the Union Bank at Roebone. The trackao two white men have been discovered at the eceue of the murder. The fntpriot of one of them is l2in. long, and evidently made by stout boot, The other is short and thick, one boot being, in: ioed t uone side. There is no chance of the murderers getting away. Mr.Scott, who was on hie way to relhere Mr. Anketell, ael ,r,. Euasn leave Freomanre to-day per Flowerdale for ioeboobma to take.ha ea. of therhonk.
Tnz following is an Argas mesasge:-Wl son's Promontory, Thursday. W. Howatd Smith and S ru' steamer Cheviot, from Syd ney to Melbourn, paed here at 2 p.m. At 10 minutes to 7 p.m. a boat landed here with the chief offer, who rerottel that the steamer had lost her propeller two miles we.twlrd of Glennie Islands, and was in a dangerous poition. The steamerTitus passed at 7 p.m. for Mle:lourne, and took the boat in tow back to the steamer. The Ttar will moat likely take the Chenrt in tow out of danger. The owners of the Cheriot, on learning what had happened, despatched the r.+. Edina to the assistnce of the disabled steamer. iAla lrWafrmo, dentist, an be consorlted as followa:-Caramnt, Commercial Hotel, February l1th; PeoIhurst, Penmhrat Hotel. 12th; Hamilton, Commercial Hotel, 13th and 14th;Casterton, Glenelg Hlotel,lth;Merino, Mackwood's Hotel, 17th; Col-raimne Wells' Hotel,, lSth; Portland, Mac's Hotel, 19th and 2?'0h; lMacarthr. Victoria Hotel, ?21.--A Dr. CAN t?s LpaorA. Case?s Hts SPors? -Why, certainly - if he will use Juosoas Dyes, which give new hues to all materials, Judsn's Artiats' Blu( will put a new 'smile" upon the rusty grate or feonler. Jdeson's Gold Paint gilds picture frames, cor. nice, &c., like the setting sun on a cornfield ihemists, Stationers and Strekeepers sell them and good honsewives buy them. Anrr. __ _ _ _