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Established August 1842. -*0 4 oruland 4uadian, With which Is inoorporated Ihle ,oartlaud Jirirr. -o Published at 'ortland Every Monday, Wed nesday, and Friday Evening. FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1896. THE WVEATHER since last issue has been remarkably fine and pleasant for the time of year. To-day the air is mild and congenial, while the sun is shining brightly, and out of doors is very pleasant,
OBITUARY.-We regret being again called 'upon to chronicle the removal by death of another resident of this town, in the person of Mrs Adams, wife of Mr. W. Adams, a well known official of the railway staff in this town. The deceased lacy has been a sufferer for some time, and recertly was removed to Hamilton to undergo an operation, and which was carried out but proved of r:o avail, as she gradually sank and ex pired at Hamilton yesterday morning. The deceased lacy war highly esteemed for her many amiable qualities, and her removal will be sad y missed by her husband and daughter and son, who are left to mourn their loss of a loving wife and mother. We may add the deceased was the mother of Mrs Richard Douglass of North Port land. The funeral takes place on Sunday, leaving her late residence at 1.30 for the South cemetery. RIFLE MATCH.--We hear that a rifle match between the Hamilton Rifle Club and a team representing the Portland Battery will be fired at Hamilton next Wednesday. PARTLIAMENTARY. - The Legislative Assembly had a dreary sitting on Wednesday. When the House met the Premier fenced with the question put by Captain Chirnside concerning the in tentions of the Government with regard to a reduction in the number of members of Parliament. He merely intimated that the Ministry 'onld shortly introduce a bill dealing with the Constitution Act, and the matter could then be discussed. The Attorney-General informed Mr. Zox that the Government had under consideration the question of amending the law allowing accused persons to give evidence on their ovn behalf by permitting them to be cross-examined to test their credibility- Dealing with the recent rise in the price of wire nett ing, the Minister of Lands said that if the shires which were entitled to ad vances from the Government for the purchasing of wire-netting to cope with the rabbit pest combined he would not be indisposed to aid them in importing the netting from London. At the same time, he doubted if the councils would save much by adopting this course, as the large orders from Queensland and elsewhere for the article had caused an advance in its price in England. A discussion took place on a formal motion for the adjournment of the House on a close season for fish in the Murray and its tributaries, and after this matter had been disposed of the Companies Bill was further considered in committee. On clause 26 being reached progress was reported. At 25 minutes past It o'clock the Her;-. adjourned. M1ERINO COAL.-On several occasions we have alluded to the finding of coal at Merino, and also to the efforts being made to prosecute the search for a pay able seam in that district, but so far have not been able to state a sample of the substance has reached us. This morning, however, Mr. P. W. Shevill left at our office a sample of the coal received by him from a resident of Merino. This specimen has been on view to-day and created a good deal of interest. The sample, although not perhaps all that coal should be, is sufficient to justify further search, and we are glad to hear that the company recently formed tor the purpose intend to hurry on and get to work at the earliest possible moment. The sample will remain on view for a few days, and we trust that before long to be able to state that a good payable seam has been found. THE JULIA PERCY.-The Warrnam bool " Standard" tells us that a move ment is on foot to purchase the well known. steamer Julia Percy by a local syndicate, and it is probable that a meeting will be called in a day or two. The Julia is at present advertised to be sold by auction in Melbourne on July so. The object is one which should enlist the co-operation of residents having the interest of the town and district at heart. It will not redound to the credit of a progressive town like Warrnambool to suffer the local steamer to be withdrawn from the port. She was the pioneerin the cool storage of better and has very complete cool chamnbers, besides being in every way a suitable and creditable part of our local institutions. We ate informed that the matter promises to be taken up with spirit, and it is probable that the Julia Percy will be still running for the ensuing wool and butter season, and the passenger trade of the exhibition. A PRESENTATION.--A correspondent writes:-St, James' Church, Tyrendarra. on Sunday last was the scene of a very pretty and touching ceremony, the Rev. C. Hudson being made the recipient of a token of the respect he is held in by the residents of this district, After the service had concluded Mr John Arnott, the secretary for the church, presented Mr. Hudson with a purse of sovereigns on behalf of the congregation. Mr Hudson appeared very much affected by the present, and in a short address thanked the congregation heartily for their kindness to him. He said he hoped to be with them on another oc casion before leaving for his new home at Donald, but would take advantage how to say that on all hands he had met with great kindness from people of all denominations, and had found a wel. come wherever he had presented him self, and tru-t?o ~i s successor would be treateu as kindly as he had been. He He would long remember his sojourn in this district. I may add that MIr Hudson has mtde himself very popular here and he will be very much missed. Everyone about this district wishes him well in his new place of work, TEA MIEETING.-The members of the L,O.L, at Drik Drik intend to hold a tea meeting and entertainment at that place on July 13. The tea will be ready at 5 o'clock and the entertainment is timed to commence at 8 o'clock. An additional attraction is that prizes will be given for the best song and best reci tation, the entries for same to be in the hands of the hon. secretary, Mr Robert Clements, by July 0o. RESIGNED.-Cr Philip has resigned his seat in the Warrnambool Town Council. His letter reads as follows: "Kindly accept my resignation as a councillor. I cannot afford to be fined at the rate of £5o a day. When the Act is alterod I may possibly offer my services anain,"
SAVINGS BANK.-The auditor of the local bank is due here on the 8th inst., and depositors are requested to hand in their pass-books. THE REVENUE RETURNS. - The revenue returns for the financial year 1895.96 were compiled ori Wednesday night by the officers of the Treasury de partment. The total receipts for the year were £6,461,142. When making his Budget statement last year Mr Turner estimated that he would receive [b,8o3,645, so that the deficiency amounts to £342,503. Mr Turner esti mated his expenditure for the year at £6,534,449, leaving an estimated sur plus of £269,196. Out of this surplus he proposed to pay £250,0ooo0 required to redeem Treasury bonds issued by Mr Shiels when Treasurer to meet the defi ciency in the revenue which then existed. This reduced the estimated surplus to £19,196. The payment of £250,000 does not arise from any expenditure in curred during the year, and if it be sub. tracted from the accounts of the year, and this repayment of a back debt be postponed for a time till the colony is more prosperous, it will be seen that the amount by which tihe receipts of the year have failed to meet the expenditure is £92,503. The Treasurer will probably save about £125,000 on unexpended votes, but it may be assumed that £70,000 to £75,000 of this will be swal lowed up iz the supplementary estimates. A net saving of about 350,000 ma) be reckoned on, and this will reduce the actual deficiency of the year to about 142,ooo. Under these circumstances no new taxation need be feared- The particular source of revenue in which there is the greatest deficiency is the rail way system. Mr Turner expected to re ceive a 2,600,00 from this source, whereas the actual receipts were £2,396,993, leaving a deficiency of £203,007. The total revenue for the past quarter was £1,626,128, as compared with £1,743,581 for the same period last financial year, the decrease being £I17,453. The principal items of de crease are-Tobacco, £27,759 ; priage, £14,000 ; excise, £9,o93; probate duties £15,848; territorial, 24,oo000; railways, £34,744. StocK SALE.-Messrs. R. S. Bree and Co. have fixed upon the 16th inst. for their next stock sale at Heywood, and it is requested that owners wishing stock offered will send in particulars of same as early as possible. THE COAL STRIKE.-The adjourned meeting of shipmasters to discuss tLe question of the detention of vessels in Newcastle harbour through the strike was held on Wednesday. Captain Parker, of the barque Windermere, was in the chair, and said he believed that the colliery owners had taken their case into careful consideration, but he did not be lieve the miners cared one straw for them and only sought to use them to serve their own purpose. Captain Rasch, of the barque Bertha, moved a resolution condemning the owners for preventing the miners from returning to work, but the motion was lost by a very large majority. A visitor to Newcastle will just now see there a very large number. of sailing ships (says the "Sydney Morn ing Herald" of Tuesday). There were ro6 deep-sea ships in the harbour, whose value is not less than £1,5oo00,ooo, and their coal-carrying capacity nearly a quarter of a million tons. As they lie berthed singly or abreast, and in some cases treble-banked, their lofty spars and yards form an unusual picture. Among the flags represented (besides British) are the American, German French, Danish, Norwegian, and Italian and there is a representative of a Nicar. aguan ship-owner. Some came from Monte Video for coal, others from Macassar, Batavia and Rangoon are in the list, many from the Cape of Good Hope and other South African ports. New York as well as San Francisco ships are awaiting despatch, and vessels from Marseil'es as well as thoze from Liverpool and London. RECEIVED. - The monthly number (June) of " Review of Reviews" is to hand, and as usual proves full of interest ing reading. This number should be welcomed as a profitable means ofspend ing a few winter nights. The "" Aus tralian Journal" for July is also to hand. This popular publication is quite up to date and will also be specially welcome to subscribers. The "Illustrated Aus tralian News"is also to hand. This contains quite a number of pleasing illustrations of popular events, THE W.S.N. COMPANY.-MIuch re. gret was expressed in Port Fairy on Saturday (remarks the "Gazette") by the many friends locally of Mr T, H. Osborne. the secretary to the Western Steam Navigation Company, when the news was made public that the steamer Julia Percy was to be sold, and the com pany with which he is connected in all probability put into liquidation. Mr Osborne has devoted the best efforts of his life to make the company he has represented a success, and the oblitera tion of the W.S.N. Co. from the nautical circles of the colony, should such event be brought to pass, must be keenly felt by him. Let us hope that some new field may be found for his energies, with more successful results than has been his lot with the Julia Percy. WHERE THE MIONEY GoEs.-An opinion prevails that the damages amounting to £3,400 awarded against Cr. Ireland, of Port Fairy, can be re covered by the plaintiff, T, Holland, and placed to his own credit. This is not the case. Section 53 of the Local Government Act provides that the amount with full costs can be recovered, paid in, and form part of the munici pal funds. Consequently the plaintiff in the recent action will not benefit to the extent of one penny by his action in this matter. Under the 'circum stances, very few people would be found to institute proceedings of this kind against men who are filling public positions, and performing onerous duties for the ratepayers. A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.-OnII Sunday shortly after noon, Mr William Lucas, a young man aged about Ig years, was riding along the road from Warmrnambool to Koroit, and when he had travelled as far as the Pieter Both hotel, two dogs on the road got in the way of the horse, and he turned a complete somersault. Mr Lucas was thrown heavily, and did not rise from the ground, He was in an unconscious condition, and was car.
ried to his father's residence. A mes sengeer was despatched for Dr Theed who, upon arrival, found that Mr Lucas had sustained concussion of the brain. There were also bruises on the body, His injury is such that it will De some time before he can be about again. The horse escaped with n'thing worse than a shaking. THE V.R.C. G.N. MEETING. The following are the acceptances for the Grand National Hurdles :-Artist. Dungan, Emmalea, Woonooke, Black Flag, Glendower, Collingwood, Morago, All Right, Tasman; Zouroft, Buzzi, Leap Year, and Bischoff. Redleap has been scratched for both the Hurdles and Steeplechase. AccourTs.-The following accounts awaited payment at the local Sub Treasury this morning for-N. Dowling (2), J. S. Levis, T. Shanasy, J. Hed ditch, F. Spencer (2). TERRIBLE RAILWAY ACCIDENT.-A terrible accident has occurred on the Eastern railway line near Lion Mill, Perth, about seven miles from Gu'ld ford. The train from Perth to Northam was proceediug to the latter place when, near the Junction, it passed another train which ran into a loop line to allow the Perth train .to pass. It then went out of the loop, when the coupling of one of the truks near the engine broke, releas ing 20 loaded trucks, a goods van, and a saloon carriage. The runaways went back down the inclined rails, the gradient of which is : in 45, at a tremendous speed. Before reaching Parkersville they were derailed end smashed to matchwood. The only passengers known to be on the train were Mr Morgan, the newly appointed forest ranger, and a man in charge of four horses. The first-named- gentleman was killed, and the other man was seriously injured, the horse also being killed. If there were any other passengers they are entombed in the debris. CERTAINLY the best known medicine is 8ANDER and SoN's EUCALYPTI EXTRACT Test its eminent powerful effects in coughs, colds influenza; the relief is instantaneous. In serious causes and accident of any kind be they wound burns, scaldings, bruises,sprains, it is the safest remedy-no swelling - no inflammation. Like surprising effects produced in croup, diph theria, inflammation of the lungs, swelling, &c.. diarhama, dysentry or cases of the kidneys and urinary organs. In use -' .spitals and al medical clinics all over " .Doe; patronised by His Majesty the T ., Italy ; crowned with medal and dipi ...nternationa Exhibi tion Amsterdam. Trustin this approved article and reject all others The Rev B. Heath preaches at the Wesleyan Church on Sunday. The racing stud of the late Colonel J. T. North has been sold for £40,ooo. The Casino leaves Portland for Mel boarne early to-morrow (Saturday) morning. The Flinders leaves Melbourne on Tuesday, and this port on Thursday morning. WOLFE'S SC0HNAPPS Used in time facilitates the expulsion of stone or gravel through the nalural channel, and thus saves agonisinmg pain. The well-known English racing mare, La Fliche, for whom the late Baron Hirsch gave 55oo guineas as a yearling, has been sold for I2,600o guineas. Thi is the record price for a mare. A writ for the election of a member to represent Villiers and Heytesbury in the Legislative Assembly was issued on Thursday by the Speaker. Nominations have to be lodged by 6 p,m. on the 7th July, and the date of the election has bee" fixed for the 14th July. "CONGRESS TOBACCO.' Beautifully Cool and Sweet Smoking. Dark and Aromatic. Highest Grade American Leaf. Tobacco A slight fall of snow was experienced in Ararat on aMonday afternoon. The fall only lasted a few minutes, and the snow vanished almost as soon as it fell. At Mount William, we are informed, there was a good snow storm early on Monday morning, the mountain peaks were white for some time, It will be remembered that in March last year Li Hung Chang, the Chinese Viceroy, when visiting Shimonaseki, in Japan, for the purpose of arranging terms of Peace, was shot in the face by a young Japanese fanatic. The wound healed, but the billet was not extracted. Li Hung Chang, who is visiting Europe, has allowed his face to be photographed by Professor Rontgen's method, with the result that the bullet has been rendered visible, and its exact position conse quently ascertained.