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First Isue, .August 20, 1842. It4 , lnd a n adian, With which IS Inoorporatr -0 Pablishea aA Portland Every Monday Wed nesday, and Friday Evening. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER I, t907. NAVAL MATTERS.--Warrant Officer Mutton received orders to proceed to Melbourne by the s,s. Laura this morn. ing and to take men of the Naval Militia from Portland, Port Fairy and Warrnam. bool. Something like a dozen men left Portland. The Port Fairy contingent will put off by boat and be taken on board while passing that place and those from Warrnambuol will be taken from there. We are requested to state that the drill room will be open as usual on Wednesday night, when'Master Hope Tullob will give those present some exer. cises in drill. Warrant Officer Mutton hopes the boys will continue to attend just as if he were personally present as he does not wish them to loose touch with movements they are showing such interest ln. THE weather is again clear and bright. On Wednesday and night 34 points of rain were recorded at the lighthouse observatory. This fall will be generally welcomed. OUR STAAMERns.-Both the steamers Leura sand Casino arrived last night. Work proceeded briskly and permitted the former to get away about" 10.30., with a good number of passen. gers, The Casino loljowed shortly after but proceeded to South-east Ports. S VALUED FOR EXPORT. - The cargo taken from Portland by the s,s. Indrag. hiri for foreign ports was valued for ex. port at £7954. d RAILWAY SENSATION.-The St. Kilda train when entering the station on Wed nesday afternoon left the rails, and, but for slow pace, would have fallen into the river. Two carriages were smashed, and four passengers are suffering from shock and slight injuries, Az the Presbyterian Church on Sun day evening the Rev. F. E. Yeaman will give an address to young men on gambling.
OBITUARY.- We regret to record the death of another of our old pioneer resi dents, in the person of Mr. John McKay, senior. The deceased for many years carried on business in Percy street as a blacksmith and wheelwright, sand by .energy and good workmanship hl suc ceeded in building up a large connection, which continued until the trade of the town was diverted to other channels. About two years ago Mr. McKay left Portland to reside with his son.in-law (Mr. W. Tytherieigh) at. Richmond, and it was there that he died. His remains were brought to Portland last night for in terment, and the funeral took place to day. Mr. McKay leaves a good name as an, hcnest, industrious', and exemplary citizen. He was a very old member of Court The Hope of Foresters. Mr. McKay arrived in Victoria is' 1853, and settled hero a year later. He had attained the ripe age of 84 years at the time of his death. We have also to record the demise of Mr. J. W. H. Hodges, of Homerton. Hie arrived at Portland in the ship Eliza mn 1852, and followed the occupation of plasterer.. His remains were.laid to rest in the Heywood cemetery on Saturday last. PIRAaYEr Fon RAIN.-Tho Archbishop of Sydney (Dr. Saumarez Smith) stated on Monday that it was not his inton tior to request the Government to set apart a day for humiliation and prayer for rain. His experience, he said, was that on these occasions many people instead of taking part in any set form of service organised picnic parties and the like, and so robbed the occasion of its real significanqe: Instruction had been. issued to the clergy some time back to use prayers for rain at every service until it was considered they had been answered. Perhaps in a day or two he. would invite the heads of the four principal Protestant churches to join in united prayers, in the hope that Almighty God would send the needed and refreshing showers. aRiOKET. - An enjoyable game was played yesterday between the P.CO.. and St.. Stephon's Club. The P.CO., com piled 150 of which H. Tulloh (retired) made 80 by dashing cricket. Carroll also played a splendid innings for 55. St. Stophen's responded with 39, the principal scorer being H. Davis with 13.' For P.C.C. P. Drew took 3 wickets for 3 runs; Carroll 3 for 8; and Jones 2for 18. Though one-sided,` the game was played in a very friendly spirit, and was most enjoyable, Tulloh's and Carroll's innings being keenly appreciated. Following are the scores: P.O.O.-Carroll 55; Mutton' 1; Draw 2; Tulloh 80; Norman 6; Woods 4; Jones 2; Allen 0. St. Stephen's Club.-Long 8; Davis 13; McCormick 1; E;. Osbourne 0; Fielding 09; G. Osbourne 0; W. Osbourne '4; E. Davis 0; F.' Andrews 4. Total 39. On Saturday afternoon a scratch match will be played on the top ground, com mencing at 2 o'clock. Mt. A. FISHER has been appointed Mr. Watson's successor as loader of the' Federal Labor party. ON Saturday Mr. W. Dunn's two child ren were playing at a woodheap when one aged five years accidentally cut the haind of the other one, aged three years, with an old axe. Several stitches were inserted by Dr. Barrett. . BESSIEDELLE. - A young man named Sidney Sharrock, who received an injury to his ankle about twelve months ago, which has caused a diseased bone, has lately gone to Melbourne for further medical attendance.-Miss Eva Dyson met with a very painful accident. She was performing some of her household duties in front of.the fireplace, when her clothes became ignited and were in a blaze before tihe alarm was given. Her mother and sister on hearing the screams ran to the kitchen, anid the flames wore extinguished as quickly as possible, but not before some painful burns bad been afflicted to her arms and legs. Mrs. Dyson and the sister also received severe burns, but are progressing well.-An old resident of St. Helene named Mrs. Dyson, received a nasty fall among some old tine, dislocating the hip bone and injuring the spine. 'She was lat once conveyoe to the Port Fairy hospital, where she is now progressing' favorsbly.-GaOre c. STREET PLANTING.-A contributor to St. Stephen's Magazine writes:-'-It is a matter for some regret amongst the resi dents of Portland that the Borough Coun cil is taking no steps whatever to trim or otherwise beautify the unsightly, men. strous trees that are along our principal streets. Iii Percy street, for instance, the trees have grown so much that their branches extend to nearly the whole width of the footpath, and in front of one private house the branches are only a few feet away from the upstair windows. The roots also are of such length that they ex tend (some of them two or three inches above the surface of the ground) several feet in all directions, so that they will ultimately be the means of destroying the asphalt footpaths. Some of these mon strous trees are in front of shops (in one case two being in front of one shop) so that they make the shops dull, and greatly inconvenience the business men, as in the winter they often have to light up at about four o'clock in the afternoon. In Bentlnck street these trees have grown to such proportions that in places it is im possible for a person walking on tihe west side of the street to see the bay. It is said that a seaport town ought to cater for its summer visitors as nmuchI as possible, yet, I have it on credible information that from most o fthe windows of the three hotels in Bentinck strcut it is impossible to see thie whole of the bay. I think that such a state of things should not exist, for the Council, which is supposed to hold its position for the good of the community, should (In my humble opinion) not neg. lect this simple moans of ornamenting and beautifying the town. Why should the Council not authorioss the borough day. man to trim these treesl I don't think that it would cost them much, while the good that it will do would be apparent to all." OAMrDEN TOWN TRAOsEDY.-A ROeuter's cablegram, dated Lonrdon, October 20th, states that tile inquest on the murdered woman Emily Dimmock, alias Shaw, who was found dead in bed on 12th September at Camden Town, a northern suburb of London, resulted in a verdict of wilful murder nghinst Robert Thomas Wood, ilan artist. [A young railway man named Bertram Shaw, living at 29 St. Paul's road, Camden Town, returned hIome on 12th September after a night journey to thie north, and found thire doors of his house locked. On forcing an entrance ihe found a young woman named Emily Dim mock, who was living in tile rsame house, lying dead in bed, with her head almost severed from hIer body. The naked body was lying face dovnvwarde, completely covered up by the bed clothes. The bed clothing had boon Ihacked about Irn an ex traordinary manner. Thie dead woman, who was 23 years of ago, was tall and fair, and of very attractive iapplrnearance. Shaw found that the drawers andt cup. boards in thie room lhad been rantsacked, and a number of valuables had been stolen. Thie dead girl's watch, chain and rinrgs were also missing. Whelln arrested Wood admitted that lhe wrote a postcard making an arLpointment with deceased two nights before thie tragedy, but hie denied all knowledge of thie murder, ard stated thab he would plead an ailibi. Til Age and tile Argrs are to be prose. cuted for publishing betting news, con. trary to the now Gambling Act,
MESSRS. R, H. MOIRE AND CO, of Heywood, insert a new business notic:. One special item will interest 'adies. That is the service of Miss J. Hanlon haa been secured for the millinery do. partment. Ne'v LAMtP.-Tae experimental lamp in the middle of the road .t tue iritersec. tion of Percy and Julia streets has bees in use during the last two nights. The .lamp is an incmndescent ,one of ?cusider. able candle power and is considered 'a veiy decided improvement to the i-hting of tie whole corner. " 10a igt is'alo of benefit to residents of Juia street west and Percy asrect bn botbh 'i6rth and south some distance,:but there is a doubt whdther it will meet the contiplaint cused of darkness under the verandahs no the west side near the Methodist churpih, FUNERAL SIERMION.In ihe Methodist church on Sunday evening the funeral sermon of the late ?'Mr Phlillipswill be preached by the kev W. Johns. The deceased's luugthy aod houorable connec tion with' hurch work in-Portland is remembered with much affection. Mr :Phillips; was also a pioneer menuuer of the locd Sons of Temperance Lodge and the members of the Order have sig nified their intention of being present in a' body as a tribute 'ofrespect to their late brother. WIRE NETTING.-There has been much delay in starting the manufacture* of wire netting at the Pentrtdge Goal, but a beginning will probably be made im. asediately. Replying to a question in the Legislative Assembly, Mr, Bent said the machinery nas practically complete, and a test under the conditions of the 'con tract would be made on the arrival of the contractor from Sydney on Friday, MoB OF CATTLE Pozsoh?D.-oNearly boo head of cattle have been accidentally poisoned at Gunnedab, N.S.WV. A mob of 635 arrived there from Wee Waa, on the way to Walch. ' The cattle were the property of Mr. Cruickshauk, owner ofa station in the Wee Wan district, and were put to the, hands of Ewing and Berry for sale. They were driven to the Nogobdl reserve, five miles from Gunnedab. and camped there for the night., No fewer than 585 were found dead oo Wednesday morning, Death is supposed to have been caused by the animals having eaten thistles after a light shower of rain. All the available workers have been engaged to skin the carcases at 2/ a head, and carters at i5/ a day to cart wood to burn the bodies-' The loss to the' odwier is roughly estimated at ¢4,oo0. POTATOES.-With a .view toA arriving at definite conclusions as to.the edible qualities of a number of the best-known varities of potato, it has been decided by the Agricultural department to donduct a series of cook tests at the Australian Natives'. Exhibition in January 'next, Mrr Seymour, the potato exper., has learned by investigation that certain verities ot potatoes that give splendid re sults when grown in some localities have but second or third rate food value when produced in ,other districts. The vari ations are due to the differences in the classes of soil, and the object of the tests is to enable the expert named to prepare a comprehensive. lit 'of potatoes adapted for cultivation in the varions districts of Victoria. AT. the Batlarat market on Tuesday high pricee were obtained for fat stock. Some from Dunrobin averaged £15171, Mr. J. Huxley got £14/14/6 each for nine bead, . At Melbourne on Tuesday 8o,ooo sheep were yarded being the highest ever known,..... The crops are: very backward, and show no signs of progress,' and it a down pour does not arrive at an early date the agricultural prospect will be gloomy in the extreme in the Pensburst district, Durine the greaterL part ofthezyear the work required on a farm should not be more than what can be done in ten hours, In the rush seasons it is different. Occasionally the 'work on the farm Is so pressing that extra hours must be put in, but that is not a hardship to anyone,, so long as it does not become the general rule. Fnaot the lab of Ootober until the 28th inst., inclusivo, 1642 bales.of wool have been loaded at the Hamilton station.' Lay the tile drains at least 3ft." deep, and thus ensure a thorough'drainage of the soil. Messrs. Learmonth and Co. elsewhere give particulars of some of tlhe stock to be offered at their Heywood sale on the i4h November. DENTISTRY, - Messrs. Miller Bros,5 dentists, have fixed their next dates for visiting this district as under ;--Hey wood, Thursday, Nov. 14; Portland, November 05. lBonntagton a Irish 'llIoss. The Standard Familj tiodiclno for the curo of coughs and oolds, and all ohest affections. U sedwith success for over 85 yearse. Bold overywhere, Price 1/6 and 2106. At the meeting of the Lilydale Shire .Council on Monday, the applications for the position of rate collector at ,zz5 per annum were considered. There were ra5 applications, and Mr. Gilbert A. Paul, a local applicant, was successful. The Seaton state scbool was practically wrecked by a whirlwind, which started during the lunch hour on Tuesday, Most of the children were out playing, three only being in the building. For tunately, none of them were hurt, although two or three of those outside had niarrow escapes from being struck with flyini sheets of iron The school building was in a shaky condition, owing to the ravages lof white ants, and was about to be renovated, At the police court at Ararat on Wed. nesday, before Messrs Flatteby and Benn J, P.'s, William Robert Boyd was sued by the saire council for 4/ rates on 9Ig acres of land, and 3d, interest. Boyd contended that he only owned two blocks of land, and had been rated for three, For theo-council it was contended that the rate was due on a i.5acre block, and if Boyd had been wrongly rated for others lhe could apply for a refund. bhe Bench dismissed the case, with z2/4 costs, Notice of appeal was given. IIONNINBT'ON'S IfCI.lI MOIISS. For the Cheat, Throant and Lungs, 'hli modi cine will loosenc the grip of a cold from the first dcse. Pleasant to take and always reliable; but be suro you obtain the Gcsnun Article,