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(.STAPBLISHED S n.) With vthiets incorprated She 'artland 'tirro r. -0- Publishaled every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Evening FRIDAY, SEPTEBKER 26, 1590. Juna Pzsac.-This steamer left Mel bourne on Wednesday late and was off the Otway at 7 .m. yesterday morning. She arrived here this afternoon about 3 p.m., and sails again to-morrow. OeTrcary.-A death occurred at Hey. wood on Tuesday last, in the person of Mrs. Robert Reid, wife of Mr. R. Reid, a well-known and respected resident of the township mentioned. The deceased has, we understand, been a sufferer for some considerable time. The funeral, which took place yesterday, was very largely attended We also hear of the death of a sister of Mr. J. Jennings, of this town, The deceased resided, we understand, near Hamilton. Intelligence has been received here to-day of the death of Mr. Richard Lewis, of " Brrngola." The deceased gentleman succumbed to the terrible com. plaint Bright's disease, but was well ad. vanced in years, his age, we understand, being 76. Mr. Lewis was one of the oldest of the pioneers, his connection with this district, we believe, haring reached a period of very close on the half-century. He owned at one period Rifle Downs, Pleasant Hills, Glenlivet and Hilgay stations. In accordance with his ex pressed wish Mr. Lewis' rermains will be brought to Portland for interment, and will be buried tomorrow in the South Cemetery. The funeral leaves the Nor:h Station at 1.30 p.m. Mssosic.-A number of brethren of the local Masonic Lodge left by train this morning for Casterton to take part in the opening ceremonies of the lodge newly formed in that town. Amongst those who went were Bros. D. N. McLeod, P.M. (who is to oficiate as the repreeentative of Bro. Sir W. J. Clarke, G.M.), J. S. Charles, W. T. Wilkinson, O. Dolphin, S. P. Hawkins and others. Mr. F. L. Gill is to be installed as W.M., and the ceremonies will be of a very im posing character. LAtND S.LE.-We direct special atten tion of land speculators to Mr. J, R. Wood's auction sale of land to be held at his Mart, Richmond street, to-morrow at 12 o'clock, consisting of Messrs. G. Lamb's and T. Dent's properties, which should command keen competition. Par tiOalars in our advertising cwloum.
HOrTICULTErAL SocIET.--The com mittee of the society met last evening to, fix a date for the next Spring Show. It was at first suggeted that the Show should be held on the Jth November, but the idea was found scarcely prac:icable as the day mentioned fails on a Sunday, and the holiday will, it is presumed, bs observed on the succeeding day. It was ultimately agreed that the Show should be held on th 13ith Sovemulr. The arranging of the schedule was left to a sub-committee. and it was decided to make a canvae for special prises, which it may be men tioned will be thankfully received by the committee from any person desirons of encouraging the Soce:y. In regard to the butter the Committee Lad some dilfi culty in coming to a decision. Eventa alty it was agreed that there should be two competitions--one for butter to be in seven days before the Show, the other as of old entered up to the previous night. For the former, which will be the real test of superiority, first and second prizes of one guinea and half-a guinea will be given, and it will be stipulated that the prize batter is to Le came the property of the Society, which will endeavor to turn it to profitable ac count. The scale of entrance fees was also readjusted. Formerly one person could enter 40 or even 100 exhibits on payment of the same fee which another was charged fur four, and this was con sidered rather anomalous, though at the same time the committee were perfectly agreed that the large exhibitor should pay proportionately less in the way of entrance fees than the small one. The new scale fixed is as under :--One exhibit s ; three 2s; fire, 2s 6d ; above the latter every five or fraction of that number 6d extra. The exhibitor with 40 entries will now have to pay 6s, he who has 0 5ds, and so on. By this means it is believed that not only will the fonds benefit, but that a lot of exhibits which are simply put in on the qff chance of getting a prize becaose it costa nothing to enter them will be found missing, to the elevation of the general standard of the shows, Paosrzcrxuo AssoCIAsrro.-Ia our business columns an advertisement ap pears calling a meeting of those in. terested in combining for the purpose of seeking to have the resources of the district tested by the diamond drill or same other boring machinery. Several influential gentlemen have promised hearty co-operation, and an offer has also been promised of substantial pecu niary assistance. We trust there will be a large attendance so that an idea which has on several previous occasions been started may be at last carried through. Tax s.s, ClAsso.--The agent informs as:the ss. Casino left Melbourne last night for Portland, and will arrive here to-morrow morning early, sailing for Melbourne again the same day. Mlnasa Gs ~ss.-Tbe visitor to Bridge water just now cannot fail of having his attention attracted by the strip of coast line planted with marram grass. The low lying sand dunes from Vance's Hotel to the foot of the aclivity where the road quits the immediate adjacency of the beach are planted, and another reflection that strikes one travelling the road is that attention was not paid to the drifting sand here any too soon, for at the then existing rate of progress the silent enemy would soon have completely buried the road, and how Cape Bridgewater would be reached then is a problem that we trust the residents will not find it necessary to solre for some time to come. The grass, it is satisfactory to note, is starting to send out gre?n shoots, and it seems probable that the great bulk of the roots transplanted will strike. PARCELS were this morning lying at she Pier Station for the following con tignees :-Clerk of Courts, Town Clerk, A. Johnstone (c/o Quinlivan), Collector of Customs. D. Brown, C. Trickey, Miss E. Leake, W. J. Fraser. Secretary Portland Branch A \.A., J. Beanglehall (c/o IIathe. rill), Archdeacon Allnutt. A circular has been received, we may mention for the information of the public, notifying that in the future on all parcels lying un claimed for more than 21 hours after ar rival twopence on large and one penny on small ones will have to be paid by oon signees, This has been necessitated by the practice of consignees leaving their parcels for days at the stations, and block ing up the limited storage room. MIuIrAnv MATrtIAL.-It seems strane that nothing has been done in the way of organising, for military pnurposes, the young men of the Bridgewater district. An attempt was made sume time since, it will be remembered, to draft some of them into the local miitia, but some diffi culties cropped up that made the scheme unworkable. We are of opinion, however, that an excellent detachment of Mounted lilies could be organised at Bridgewater. The young fellows are horsemen to a ma, they are as a rule physically well developed, and a de'achment of ridfles could be secured at lIridgewater (always providing those concerned fel in with the idea) that would bear favorable com parson with an eaqual number in any part of the colony. The establishment of such a branch of the military forces shou!d not be di~icult if the residents signify that they are desirous of its being done and are willing to give assistance to the movement. A.N.A.- Ir. W. Crooke has been nominated for the position of President of the local branch of the A.N.A. There was no other nomination, and the gentle man mentioned will be elected in due coulrse. Dccnss or KST.u-TLis schooner having taken in outwvard cargo set sail and departed shortly after S o'clock this morning. hTirOvSL.-?Ir. James M3ay, elis has for the pa3t three years been in charge cf the Cape Biridgewater State Schol, hIas been transferred to Emru Creek. nar Sandhtur-t. MIr. May and his famirleft P'rtland by train this morning. Diring their residence at Bridgewater Mr. and Mrs. Masy have always been read, to give every assistance in furthering any good obiect that is brought forward, and they will be greatly missed by the circle of friends they had gathered round them. Who M[r. May's successor will be is nob yet known. ArrTs'TIo is drawn to the fact that during the month cf September W. J. Fu.sro will clear the balance of Wfinter Goods at Special Prices, regardless of oost. Ten per cent. discount allowed on all Cash Purchases of 10os and upwards. Note the addrcss--'" The New Lead " Julia litruet, Portland.-[ACnvr.]
STEcsrIEs.--fhe Casino left MeltEon as nusul yes':rday. The Helen Nicoll ia a day late in leaving this week, as the agent informs us that she sails from Mel bourne to-day. The Dawn is supposed to leave Melbourne to-morrow. itECEInED.--We hare to hand the price list of the text books prescribed or re cammended in the Melbourne University Calendar 1890-PL The list is extremely handy to intending candidates for the University examination. We have also received " The advertiser's guide to the British Colonies, India, America and the Continent. The publication should be very useful for the purpose for which it is intended. PLoueonso Socarrr. - A committee meeting of the Portland Ploughing Society is called for to-morrow at the Gordon Hotel to receive the balance. sheet. SoMn six months ago a lad 12 years of age was sent to get some sand from a heap, but failing to return search was made in all directions for him, but with. out soccess. The other day while some men were excavating for foundations for a house on the spot where the sand had been deposited, the remains of the lad were found. hi surmised that the little fellow had been digging in the sand and, having undermined a portion, it fell on and buried him. Tae Rev. B. Butchers takes for his subject of discourse on Sunday morning "Take Heed and Beware" while that for the evening will be "Moderate Drink. ing." Tae Warrnasmbool bowling green is now a rery pretty sight, and every fine afternoon large numbers of members are attracted there to enjoy the time-honored game, as well as quoits. Vesrroas to Melbourne will find most comfortable accommodation at George Woods' Arcade Club Hotel, Prhran,. Trams pass the door. EnwanD D. GLx.GraExx was recently hanged at Vancouver for the murder of Louis Mar. He refused to allow a priest to accompany him on the platform, and when the hangman and his assistants attempted to tie his hands he fought furiously. Is required the strength of six men, who struggled with him for three minutes, to subdue him. The opinion of the members of the coal commission is that brown coal will supersede black coal and gas for cooking and domestic purposes, and that gas storves in Melbourne will be reduced fully 50 per cent, and that cooking may be done with black coal 75 per cent. cheaper than with gas. Goars.--Mr. Pile elsewhere states that goats or geese found in his paddocks will be shot. Mr. Pile has just reason for the action he intends to take, for it is most annoying to find a large number of goats destroying his trees and eating grass continually. A Waterloo veteran was caught beg ging from door to door in South Mel bourne the other day and locked up. This unfortunate is 93 years old, and served in the King's Own Regiment in the battle of Waterloo. He was sent to gaol for 12 months. Miss Crau:', of the old established Ladies' School, Portland, wishes her friends to know that work will be resumed on October 7. Diapar.--We are are sked to draw at tention to the advertisement in another portion of our present issue by Crawford, King and Co., drapers, of Melbourne. The postmaster at Beeac is reported as missing. A regatta is to be held at Warrnam bool on Boxing Day. Mr. J. Desmond, veterinary curgeo., says diseased animals are regularly killed for human consumption. A man, name unknown, fell down in a fit in Ballarat on Tuesday anddied shortly after. Mr. J. S. Rowley, of hop bitters and cordial fame, has started for Sydney, ea route for England. Megaphone, the Queensland-bred colt, has been purchased by Mr. D. S. Wallace for 3000 guineas. The Railway Commissioners have do. tided that the lines from Scarsdale to Lintons and Myrtleford to Bright shall be oper.ed for traffio on 10th prox. A well-known Ballarat East bhtcher was " boycotted " on Saturday by a num ber of customers, owing to his having joined the Employers' Union, The iosebrook factory leared £39?S 9s 9d during the past year. Dividends at the rate of 10 per cent. per annum de dared. The Port Fairy Gua.te -ays that the railway is unable to compete with the carriers for eheapness between that place and Hamilton. Owing to ill-health the Countess of Hopetoun leaves Melbourne on October 11 fir London to seek the beet medical advice, Tuesday, the 3Gth inst., has been set apart as an all day of united prayer in Ballarat, as well as in Melbourne and other places. All the churches will be represented. In view of the possible shortness of coal supplies in the colonies, owing to the strike, 1700 tons of English coal is being shipped there, consigned to the Melbourne Gas Company. Owing to somue stonewalling tactics over the Law of Evidence Bill the Assem bly did not conclude its sitting till one o'clock on Thursday morning, when the Houso was coun:el out. A man named Andlrew G. Turner, G? years of ate, droned himself in tha Yarra the other lay. Qa the way to commit the deed he t':J a frien 1 that he was going to drown himself, b:ut no heed was taken of tho threat. In consei;uence iof suspicious circum. stances en connection with the reported death of a woman at Szegedia, in HIun lary, the authorities cau;sel the body to be exhumed, when it was fount that the deceased had given birth to a child after having been interred. Tihe military authorities deny that there is any disaffection cf any unusual extent among permanent men stationed at head quarters on strike Juty. Some of the men got out one night and, returning under the influtnce of drink, were arrested, but this offence is by no means an un common one. Again this year the Premier intends to introduce a bill to validate Municipal overdrafts at the end of the current year, September 30. Titis bill will relieve councillonre of personal liability.