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c?,,ali, eI ,qqlvd4 18°12 n aorIrtlhrnd uaiqdian, SWith which la Incroor'at : hit Nortland uirrisr. -0 ,Pnbflishla al vlrtlnul Every Atowlay Wed S i, nesday, and F'riday Evening. i' MONDAY, OCTOnEi 3, 1904. OBITUARY.-We regret to bear that Mr Tyers, of Ararat, died at that place this mornin,. Deceased about two years ago married Miss J. Bennett, of this town, for whom the greatest sym pathy is felt in her sore bereavement. CHURCH PARADE.-As announced, the members of the local Boys Naval Brigade held a church parade on Sun day, on this occasion the Baptist Church being the one selected. The boys fell in at the rooms, Julia street, and marched to the church, looking neat and smart in their uniforms. In all there were 36 in the ranks, the parade being under the command of their instructor, Mr J. R. Burnett, The church was crowded, and a must appropriate discourse was given by the pastor, the Rev. A. R. Thompson. " VICTORIAN REVENUE,-The Victorian returns for the first quarter of the financial year 1904-5 were com pleted by the Treasury officers last night. They show a satisfactory increase as compared with the returns for the corresponding period of the previous year. The total revenue for the three months ending September 30 this year was 1r,684,503, and for the same period last year £1,630,240-au increase of £54,263. THE .CAstrN leaves Melbourne this afternoon at 5 o'clock, and Portland on Wednesday morning early. 'he Flinders lcaves-Melbourne tbls week or Thuriday LECTURES TO FARS?ERs.-We stated some time back that Mr R. Darbyshire Roberts, of Keeleeng, Tyrendarra, had arranged for Mr Lee, of the Department of Agriculture, to deliver a corde ne lot. tures to farmers in that district. Mr. Roberts elsewhere gives the dates and subjects to be treated by Mr Lee, the first being a lecturette at the Narrawong btate school to-morrow at 3 o'clock. The notice is very short but we trust the attendance will be large, A cordial Invi tation is given by Mr Roberts who is prepared to make arrangements for visits to farms. . THE STUD,-In cur business columns will be found a notice respecting Young Clarendon, a sire owned by Mr WVm. Reid, of Heywood. This horse is by Clarendon-a sire well-known through. out this district-and on the dam's side be is also well bred, : LItcENsns TRANSFERRED. - At the local Court on Saturday, on the applica tioln of Mr Fielding, Mr Read-Murphy, P.M. granted the transfer of the license for the Gordon Hotel from William Heaney to Henry F. Arkell. ' - ORCHARD DEMONSTRATION PLOTS. We learn that Mr Luffmann will visit Portland on Saturday, October 8, when he will be pleased to see as many as pos sible interested in fruit growing. He will be at work in the orchard from iI a.m. till 4 p.m. GAZETTE NOTICES,-The following notices appeared in Wednesday's Gazette: -Application for leases approved. Emma J. Williamson, Iira tr 14p, Gbrae. Applications for licenses ap proved.-Fanny Brimacombe, 2a ir i8p; Byaduk Janette Millard, 95a, Dun siore; J. Lmmerson, 3oi, Drtk Drik; W. fl11o,0 70ri, HoIomerton; D. Murphy, 872a, Dunmore; G. H. Terrill, 89oa, Mouzle. Permit to occupy issued.-F. Williamson, 3r a. Bolwarra. PRoDUcE OUTPUT.-During the week ended Saturday last, inclusive, 5x6 tons rz. cwt, of produce was despatched by rail: from the Mount Gambier, Tanta noola, Glencoe, and Burrungull railway stations and the Compton siding. De tails are as follows:-- rom Mount Gam. bier-Potatoes 165 tons 9 cwt., onions 7. tons 13 cwt,, oats 18 tons 19 cwt,, stone 26 tons 16;cwt,, flour so tons 8J cwt,, frozen rabbits 4 tons 9g cwt., wheat I ton Iz3cwt., sundries 37 tons 13j cwt.; total, 280 tons 8 cwt. From Tanta noola-Rabbits 2 tons 41 cwt., sundries 4 tons 6 cwt,; total, 6 tons zo- cwt. From Glencoe-Potatoes 249 tons so0 cwt., sundries 1z8 cwt; total, 250 tons 9-' cwt. From Burrungull-Rabbits 3 to0s g cwt,, sundries, 5 tons so cwt; total 8 tons 19 cwt, From Compton-Pre. 'served meats 7o tons 4" cwt., sundries x cwt; total. 70 tons 5j owt, [If the pro posed Mount Gambier to Portland rail way was an accomplished fact this pro duce, as well as a great deal more, would very probably be shipped through Port land.] France produces three million pounds worth of chestnuts a year, and Italy four millions' worth, Bolling meat is less wasteful than baling, and baking less wasteful than roesline.
LOWER NORTHIEIiN CRoPs,-The Cry fcr rain has beeo raised throughout the North of SA. generally. A few weeks ago the prospects of the wheatgrowers were most promising, but unless the weather conditions change in the course of a week or so the outlook will be gloomy, especially in the dry parts, and where the crops are well advanced they will be given a serious check. An inch or two of rain is bld:y needed through out the whole of the wheat-growing areas in order to renew the feeling of con fidence which recently prevailed. Sep. tember showers have been conspicuous by their absence, and every week of dry weather will seriously diminish the har vest.-Advertiser, Mr, George Dotzauer, a well-known bicycle rider, met with a serious acci dent while riding a motor cycle between Terang and Noorat. A horse ran across the road as he was passing, and the machine collided with it, the result being that Mr Dotzauer had his collar hone broken, the Bulll and Mouth hotel, Mo ston, was totally destroyed by fire on Saturday night, and the proprietor, Mr. Charles Anderson and two of his children per. ished in the flames. Mr Anderson was an old resident, having lived at the place for 40 years. The shocking event has cr^ ted a widespread feeling of sorrow. onnington's Irish Moss . Un'Krsna Rwsl for The Kli'.,gon correspondent to the Border WI'atch writes:-The Anglican chlrch seems to have entered upon a de. cided change for the better s rC: the ..ppointmnent of the Rev Mr Clark (late of Heywood), to the district. Let us hope that the peace of the citcuit may not be disturbed by the advent of any disturbing competition in our small com munity. Yet there is a tear that such may be the case by the re-establishment of a Presbyterian church. Dairymen in the Stony Rises have ex perienced one of the worst winters known for many years past. The grass is very backward for this 'time of year, and a week or two of warm weather would be welcome to give the grass a start. Most of the dairymen were compelled to hand feed their cattle, but in spite of this nearly all of therim have lost a few cows, one dairyman near Pomboroeit losing as many as 15. The bad season is put down by many to the unusual quantity of rain which fell during the summer months, causing the seeds to germinate, which disa off again during the dry spell in the autumn. Bonnington's IrishMoss S Ger ap h or C.o, ? .€?...' ?t.,?. ? ?..,t