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EST.A.BLIS-~IEE D 184-2.) With which I. Incorporated the gortland mirror. --0-- Pnblished Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Evening. MONDAY, JULY 1, 1859. OnrruanY.-We chronicled in our last isue the death of Mr. Ernest Trangmar. The remains of the deceased were brought down from Sandhurst by rail and,arrived I here yesterday morning. The funeral took place to-day, when a number of i friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the North Cemetery. Another death has also occurred. Miss C. McKay, an old resident of this dis trict, died on Friday last at " Ettrick." The deceased was interred on Saturday in the South Cemetery. BAss.--Some curiosity having been evinced to know the names of the appli cants for the position of caretaker of the public baths, we give them herewith : Messrs. J. McKay, A. E. Southern, A. Crichton, A. Bachius, J. Lanagan, and F. Longthorne. The majority of these mentioned that their wives would fill the position of female assistant. SEPARATION DAY.-To-day marks the completion of the 38th year from the date on which the act separating this colony from New South Wales took effect. A bank holiday is being observed. With the business places as usual the holiday was neither one thing nor the other. Some were closed altogether, others endeavored to effect a compromise by baring their shutters up and doors open. A modern prototype of DickensI " Twemlow" would unsuccessfully strive to settle the question whether the day was or was not being observed as a holi day in Portland, PORT?xnD BAND.-This organisatiou, according to promise, played aprogramme in the Botanic Gardens yesterday, and despite the ungenial weather there was quite a large number of people in the Gardens. Fortunately the weather kept moderately fine during the time the band was playing, and the public seemed to appreciate the music very much. The appeal made to the public was responded to heartily by those who had faced the weather. the result of the collection being £3. This, taking all the circumstances into consideration, may be looked upon as highly satisfactory. ECLIPE.- -On Friday evening a schooner came to an anchor in the bay. She turned out to be the schooner Eclipse, but the object of her visit did not appear. as she had a fair wind to her destination, Tasmania. The schooner sailed again on Sunday. VOrTEs' LI?T. - The Town Clerk 1 notifies that the voters' lists can be 1 inspected from the Ist to 7th July between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mr. Henry informs us that this year there are 326 t voters on the roll as against 319 last year. STE?tIEr.-The es.. Dawn arrived about 10.30 p.m. on Saturday night, and anchored at some distance from the pier. The steamer did not call at Port Fairy on her present trip, but the Secretary informs us that she had 160 tons (including 70 tons of railway iron) of cargo for this a port. The Casino arrived on Sunday at mid-day and came to the pier. She dis charged cargo to-day and sailed about noen. AccouTrs.-Accounts for the following await payment at the local Sub-Treasury: -N. Connolly, J. P. -Martyn, H. McDonald, C. Pitts, Portland Borough Council. J. Tredinnick, D. Conole, W. Grant. J. Hanlon, Jas. Wilson, J. Green. ham, F. Spencer, Heywood Mechanics, J. Malseed, T. J. Beabow, J. Ross, T. Smith, Jessie MoVean, G., H. Tulloh. - SKTirIo.-It is announced that the skating will take place in the Gawler street rink to-morrow night. PORTLaND SAVINGS BASK.- We are re quested to call the attention of the de positors in the Portland Savings Bank to the notification in our advertising columa announcing the days upon which the auditor appointed by the Commissioners of Savings Bank, tor the inspection of the depositor's pass books, will attend for that purpose at the Portland Savings Bank, on the 3rd, 4th and 5th July. RAILWAY D.LEGATES.-?Messrs. Petti fer and Hanlon have taken their departure for Melbourne, where they will on Wed nesday be included in the deputation which waits on the Premier to urge for railway extension southward from Nhill. We learn by wire that M[esrs. McIlntyre, Bond and Hughes, of Casterton, and Mr. SStewart of Chetwynd, left this morning for Melbourne with a similar object to the above. They are supplied with genuine samples of produce grown on 1 the route proposed by the Casterton and I other leagues in sympathy Per Btcw.-We learn that the barque Brazilira left Newcastle on the 20th June for Portland with a cargo of piles, but having sprung a leak put back again on the 2Sth. PorooGrAPHr.-In a recent issue we referred in complimentary terms to some amateur photography, the work of Mr. 0. Dolphin of this town. The same views have now been enlarged to about 15 x 12 inches, and are really works of art. as those of our readers who care to visist the Guardiau office windaow to-morrow will be able to judge for themselves. PrLouosno M±TCmKs.-A meeting of the committee of the Portland Ploughing Society was to have been held on Satur. day, hobut owing to notice of same not having been given the meeting did not teke place, but is now fixed for next Sat urday. Part of the busines was the in clusion in the programme of a class for champions, a muob larger and more sout Sable piece of ground at North Portland having been secured for the contests than that hitherto fixed upon. We are glad to find the crack men of the district are to be given an opportunity of showing their skill in Portland, and no doubt some really good work will be shown. Our Heywood friends, we are glad to learn fromj our correpondent at that plaoe,
have decided to hold oontes:s on the 19th. This is as it should be, for Ieywood has a district in itself quite large enough to both raise the necessary funds and also to find sufficient ploughmen to have matches well worthy of witnessing. SUCCEosFUL TENDE?ERs.-- Messrs. W. P. Anderson and Co.'s tender for the supply of stores to the P. & B.S.N. Com pany has been accepted. RETURN OF MB. SPEIGoT.--Mr. R Speight. Chairman of Victorian Railways arrived at the Spencer street station by the Sydney express on Saturday. He was met by a number of gentlemen repre senting the Railway department, some few members of Pr. et.t, and a num ber of friends .:ployes of the stations. Mr. Speight i .,rived a hearty, though informal recepti.,, and had to submit to considerable band-shaking. TIHE M£yA?lY. CEI.rETErr.-We bare perused the missive received from the caretaker of the Myamyn osmetery, men tioned in our last to hand, but are unable to publish it. We may state, however, that the caretaker did not restive notice of the funeral, consequently he was not present to open the gate. He also re minds the public that lie acts as care taker free of charge. DEFAULTING ratepayers in the Shire of Portland are notified that after it days legal proceedings will be taken. THE ordinary meeting of the Shire of Portland will take place on the 16th inst., on which date the Revision Court will also sit.