The Portland Guardian With which in Incorporate c$11t .?lrtlirda Wtirroar -o-. Published at Portland Every Monday Wed- nesday, and Friday Evening. FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1905. FUIuLI SRvicir,--Federal members are extemely anxious tihat the public ser vice reclassification report should not be carried out until Parliament has hbad an opportunity of'discri.nsg it.. Mr Robin. soni (V.),. M.II1R ,brought the m'ttidr up in the House of Kepresentatives on Wcd. ne~nday, and received an assurance from e ?'t';u Minuister f9r HOnp Affairs ie l..... " . .:. tkmaf, . et (Mr Dugald Thomson wa se ? ..a.. would receive ittention,
OITUrA Yte.--Some.surprise was ccca si .red in this town this morning when it became knowd that during the night Mr William Robb, of North Portland, bad passed away. Deceased had not bedir in the best of health for some few days, but his relatiives did not anticipate so soon a separation. He was born at 3B!air Logie, Stirlingshire, and was a colonist of 56 years. He was a stone mason by trade i-nd could claim to have assisted In the erection of most of the principal buildings in this town and dis. trict, Al!hrugh having reechcd the ad v'arced age of 76' years he was able to fol'ow his -trnde till a couple of years. ago. As a citizen Mr Robb eirj)yed the respect of-all who koew him, He leaves belhind his aged partnser and several :nembersof a family. to mourn their Isn ('a ti'i. .husband and fIther, .lhe funeral is Lim. dfor Monday afternoon, "s rAL. --Mr McAllen, who has had charge of the Portland Post and. Tele. graph office, together with the numerous .other- duties. attchbd to the position, stince the remnvk) of Mr Wolfe, s nslm b'aer of'months'ago; has banded over his -charge to the newly appointed Postmas ter. Such being the case,. we must take advantage of the opportunity to pay a meed of dile praise 'to6Mr McAllen for "theible mariner in which he has con :ducted the affiitis of the office, so far at least as the public is concerned. We can say witiidut fear of contradiction that the satisfaction given under Mr, McAlleri's. ardministration has been full and compi.te; indeed so satisfactorily has the public-been served that not one strigle'complaint..has been beard in con. ntction with the office.: This ia ,most complimentary to both Mr McAllen and his fellow employees, who appear to have -be'n seized with-a desire to supercede, if j ~isliblle',Mr MBAllen in.- his-courtesy, civility',, andunremitting attention.to tbhe public. We might add thatltbe position, although fraught -with many responsi. biliti', aind naturally a lot of, additional work to -Mr- McAllen, has not, we under stand, been accompanied by an increase in his-salary, but--on the -other hand he ;has had .to run the business with what -mfi?it -be; called a'-:redticed. staff. Mr McAlIen now takes up his duties as operator in the"'ofice. The new Post master, whose advent we alladed to last .bcok,.iu Mr Young. : DIIRECT TAXATIONr,-In the Assembly on Wd"rinesday :night during the" debate on lhe Address.-in Reply, Mr. Ewen: .Mr.:;Cameron said that the Governor's Speech contained many omissions.' He expected some reference to bur -system of direct taiation,' which the Govern. me ntshould, recast, in view of the pre sent stateof -indirect iiation', Indirect taxation pressed unduly oi the producing industfy. The Ministry was endeavour ing to carry out a-policy of closer settle ment under difficulties. Since! the ,.'.,udovale Estate was acquired land -values had appreciated, 3o0 per cent, The Ministry proposed to spend c5oo,ooo per annum in closer settlement, but that would only mean settling $oo people on the land. At that rate, it would take a great number of years before any large number of people wereo', ttled on the land, In'addition, the etitry of the state into the market to buy. land had the effect of further iticreasing values, : The policy of the Ministry would not aecom plish what was desired, unless accom panied by .a revislon of our system of taxajion, oProperty-was held for specu lative purposes, and the active producers had to bear the built 'of the interest burden, wh'le maintaining the value of these properties. No greater calamity than high land values could fall on a community, The Government was riot likely to get property in the ideal areas -for, closer settlement, .The Lands: Pur . . Boardbasd no optido but to go-to. the Northern district to obtain land at. a fair-value. Any large rise in landvaslues here would militate against the success of the movement which the IVliuistry had in hand, - ..: . NAiRRWONG. - Qur :correspondent writes:---A meeting of 'the Narransoog Social and Improvemont.Club was held on Friday night, when: there was a full attendance of members, - Impromptu speaking was the order of the evening and each member took. the subject. al lotted to him wvith 'coiwmendable , ,eu thbasiasm, even the lady members ?sur prised everyone by the manner in which. they handled the subject drawn,. -The secretary reported the roll number as 39. It is bkpected' that next meeting willIsee that number increased to .o, The next sutbject goa the s~yll~ahus is a debate " Is the Savage haplier :than the Civilized Man ?" , Mr,- Fenner will take the affirmative. and Mr. F. Cain the negative, and an instructive.evening may be looked for.ward.to.-A record in sparrow catch. ing waS put up. last night, when over 3o0 birds were obtained in the nets, S"BoNINGTroN'S' ImssI MIoss" never ails to cure a cough or cold, Thisrre?., parationls equally beneficial for aduli oridhildren, - . . DALGETY AND COMPANY LIMIT?D have received. the following cable from London office dated,4th July:-The .:urthi series'wool sales opened to-day with a filr stilection. There was a large attendtice -nf,: buyers, several from America -being present. Competition' Iwa veryanhiinated;. As compared .with the closing rates of nlast series, prices for Meriooyoqoln.are 5%'hliglier, Fine and medium'crossbred wools from l1ar to 5% , higher, ,':Coarse crossbred wpols ,o% higbher, . . :' i . " 1'E-y yoU iAD .INt .N ZAi ? and has i tIleft you with' at lladcough ? If so try .1 .ea 'dozes of '' Blonningtor's Irish Moss,". opd the cough-will POrTIcAnD FIF'TY YEArns Ao.-NMr, .Hpnter lhas kindly handed us a newsrpaper cutting describing lifo in winter tli' Prt . lauld.tifty yeare i?go. iIt f aO reprint from tlo IMelbourne Mo'trnig Hielt d of July , -I 18i5,5 and .wp- sent to Mr. Huntor by Ulstl Tnhm-ison. It o a~s followr-= , h'"h'ci atlh q .--ta ucera ?'?y seovoro at Portlhnd. Tho rainlias fallen almoatsin. cessaiitly, and the cold lhas beeoon mesh'in tonso. TThe streeoots aro Utterly Impase. ubl oithir for man or boast, and soareoly a day has passed without some vaeliolo geot. ting bogged in teio roads contlguous to the tow?n-.' PbrSland may be truly called the city of mud. Every kind of provisions ( are saeroo.' Wlhat with flour at LQ 5s a bag, and potatoes L3 per ,owt., and-the eoormous prioo for house ront, wo appra, blend thab maany lin the town fird It difl i salt to tskOe both enda moot," '
TuH NEMBERS Of the Portland Boy's Naval Brigade parade to the Baptist Church on Sunday morning. RAINrFALL.-The total fall of;rain as registered at the local observa;ory for the six months ending June 30 was 15 Inches 52 pcints, ot which June co?tribhuted 4 inches 65 points, July from the st to 9 a.m on the 6:h gave I inch go points, making a total to that date for the year so far '7 inches 42 points. A NOVEL BoN1;;.. "T.--l.sst week the members _t the A 't Fire UBigade. by way of serecdrtdwg - , of their mem. beir, who had only recently returned from his honeymoon. adopted a rather novel method of saluting the newly-wed. dcd pair. The brigadiers, armed with 200oo feet of hose and other brigade appur tenances, crept stealthily down a b-ckt thoroughfare and along Viincent-street finally taking up a posidion opposite the residence of the hsppy couple. The 200 feet of hose was placed in position and the stream of water which was soon lay. ing on the roof gave somewhat of a shock to the inmates, who at first thought a cyclone had struck their b issful abode. As soon the real nature of the disturbance had become apparent the beseigers were invited inside, and Capt. McDonald, in appropriate terms, proposed the health of Foreman Miller and his bride.elect, wishing them every happiness and pros. perity. Mr. Miller gratefully acknow. ledged the compliment on behalf of hlm. self and wife. POLICE CALL IGNORED, - At the -Bundaberg Criminal Court at Brisbane ot Tuesday, James Warburton Gough Callanan, of Mount Perry, was charged with having refused to aid a constable to eflect an arrest when called upon in the King's name. Accused was found guilty, Judge Noel said the case was the first of the kind that had ever came under his' notice. I-He recognised how import. .set it" was' that law-abiding people should be prepared to assist the police when as emergency case rendered aid necessary, Defendant was fined £5, and allowed a month to pay the fine; in the absence of payment threu months imprisonment, ENTERTAINrIEtNT,-We ask our readers to remember thlrt ine Salvation Army Biorama'Comparny will appear at the Library Hall this and to-morrow night, Particulars elsewhere. THE POLtCE MADE a raid on Mrs, Henry's wine shop at Bushfield on bat. urday night, as the result of inquires made by Inspector Whitney, It is alt leged that Constables Walsh and Shoe. bridge. visited the place at a late hour on Saturday evening, and found several men in one of the rooms, some of whor. were under the influence of liquor. -There was no liquor to be seen In this apartment, but it is alleged that the con stables burst the door of an adjoining room, and there found two demijohns at whisky, and about a dozen bottles of beer. As Mrs H-lenry only possesses a wine license, she will be prosecuted under the Licensing Act. THE STEA.MER FLINDERS arrived here (on her return from the South-East ern ports of South Australia) about 5 o'clock this morning. She had a good deal of outward loading to take on board and it was not till after eo o'clock before she could proceed to Melbourne. AccouNTs await payment at the local Sub-Treasury for the following :-R, Boyle, P. Cunning, Hutchins and Kear ney, J. Lindsay, J, A, Mathers, M, SKenna, H. McKever, John Patterson. SHEEP AND CATTLE Doos. - One .point upon which sheep owners are miuch (at variance is the employment of dogs." Many 'contend that their preju dice is due, not so much to the use, as to the abuse of this assistant amongst sheep. Aperfectly trained dog Is invaluable to a musterer' or drover working short horsed and short.handed; but a half. trained1 yelping cur is a nuisance, and affords justifiable excuse for the boss to growl, as well asthe dog, A type of dog much in use in New South Wales, but seldom met with on our northern runs, is the prickeared, short-coated kel. pie-in appearance, but not in colour, much like a dingo, Half-bred collies and an occasional stumpy tailed Smith field seem the favourite type here. A good deal of cancer among sheep is at tribuied to an occasional nip or tNO from even? well' behaved dogs, and in consequence some of the leading sheep breeders In the western district of Vic toria and in the Riverina will not have a dog on their stations. On numbers of Queensland cattle stations dogs are very much used. especially for yarding. Usually a miotley collection nof mongrels, but one and all sient workers until inci ted to speak uP,. Many bouth Australian cattle men scorn the dog as a useful assistant;. but they belong to the class that likes not sheep or anything sheepy,- Elder's WVekldy Reviet. SLinnARv. GaANTsa. - The following sums have beet, allotted to the Chief Secretary from the special grant for 190o4-5 to Free Irbrarles in our district: Branxholma, Coudah and Portland £Io each, R-osrl:CUTTINGs,-No more rose.cut ting are available for distribution from the Botanical-gardens. The supply has become exhausted, and unsuccessful ap plicants who forwarded postal notes and postage stamps to cover the coat of an' ticipated consignments will receive their money back within the next few days. In ilt 9,688 cuttings were seaut saway, and nearly 5ooolabels written and affixed to the packages. - R, H,I•Moore and Co. are general agents as well:as general merchants, You can get almost anything you waetat thsoir stores, UNION MIE.--,?iollowng is the mine managers report :- Union Diamond CreekrIst-Started pumps last Monday, water dowyn top No s level. Tunnotl No 2 Crosscut for No a lode driven 8 feet,? . . :;pecial concessions for cash at R, H, Moore and Co,'s stores, Heywood. Mr, Campbell, 'draper, announces a stocktalting sale commences on July l, A Cantata " The Elower Queen" will be given in the Library Hall on fuly rL! by the members of the Young VWomesS Christian Association, Do your business with R, H, Moore and Co,, Hleywood. Pay cash for yout goods mad reap the booefit,
TRIAL OF REBECCA DENTON,-At the Court of General Sessions, at Ballarat, on Wednesday, before Judge Gaunt, and a jury, Rebacca Denton was charged with concealment of birth at Coleraine. Sne was found not guilty, DIED IN THE BUSIH.-An elderly man, in the employ of Mr. S. F. Mann, of Lawrenny, named John Craig, has been missing since last Saturday evening, when he left the township for his employer's homestead, bearch parties were out all day yesterday and failed to find him. This morning. however, he was found dead in one of his employer's paddocks. The deceased was slightly under the iu fluence of drink when he left the town. ship, and must have laid down and perished of cold and exposure. Under the circumstances the coroner has de cided that no inquest shall be held, For Bronchial Coughs take Woods' Great. Peppermint Cure, I/6. It has been decided to extend Dean Parkyn'n leave by four weeks, R. H, Moore and Co. allow 6d in the £ on accounts paid monthly. Woods' Great Peppermint' Cure, for Coughs and;Colds, never falls. 1/6 Fifteen points of rain fell during a so minutes storm at Hamilton on Wednes day afternoon. Messrs, Learmonth and Co., make still further additions to their list of stock. to. be offered at Heywood on July -3. Several cases; of cerebro-spinal men ingitis among horses are reported from the Donald and Munyip districts, For Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure. 1/6. Mr. Reid Murphy, ,P.M., says that immorality of a particularly gross and lamentable character is prevalent in the Warrnambool district,' 0 Messrs. Miller Bros., dates for their next visit on dentisty are-Heywood Thursday, July r3, Portland Saturday, :,July 13, Twelve sailors, who rfused .duty on the ship Ardlemont, were sent to gaol .for four weeks, .andj ordered to forfeit two days', wages. The -mission vessel Southern Cross has arrived at Auckland. The natives at Georgia, in the Solomons, were found very hostile, and refused to allow any of the crew to land. Mr. John Harris, stone mason, re siding in. Bendigo, has received inti mation that, by the death of a relative in England he. has inberntc £a250 and property valued at over £3000, A further'muddle over the taxing mas ter difficulty has arisen through the Go vernment having revoked the wrong or der in Council. The Railway Commissioners con firmed the dismissal of Driver Freeman and Fireman Taylor in connection with thei Spencer-street accident. . Olbive' Neumarch,- whp:has..been .:in charge. of the Boulder branch of the Savings Bank, has been taken into cus.. tody on a charge of stealing the sum of £70. The' late Baron' Rothschild said'." I suppose some advantages do attach to money, or people would not give them. .selves so much trouble to gain it; but bslieve me, the truest scource of happi ness- is-work I " Mr. Bent promised to spend £ro,ooo on works, which would benefit the unem-' ployed as follows :-West Melbourne swamp £2ooo; at the Goulburn levee near.Wyuna £200ooo; at Elwood Swamp £5ooo; at McLeod's morass, £5ooo , :and, other works. £2000. The men are,.o be selected through the Labour B?reau:. . A severe shock of earthquake was ex- perienced in the Gippsland district at 20 minutes past 8 on Friday night. The shock lasted about 20 seconds, and, when first heard, resembled a noise of a con- veyance being driven over a long bridge. This was followed by a loud report as of musketry, and a low distant rumble. Buildings were visibly shaken. Sub- sequently, and at various periods all through the night, sounds as of thunder were heard. The first shock seemed to travel from west to east, and was felt at Cassillis and Ensay. I' Scatter your minions I" said disease ," osie day an h rTo the demon cold and his friend decay; "Wintbr is here to give youa hand, Out I friend, out I and ravage the land," -i" I can't" said the demon. I'm quite out Sof work, A mortal named Woods pulls me up with a jerk ; - His Great Peppermint Cure is death to my host. Goodbye "..said the demon and gave up i: a: t~Bhqgho~ · ~,,t .