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First Issue, August 20,] 1842. -o With which is incorporated -0 Published at Portland Every Monday Wednesday and Friday Evening. Phone, No. 39. WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1915. RECRUITING CAMPAIGN.-The com mittee having the arrangements in hand for the procession, to take place on Saturday evening, in con nection with the local enlistment movement, are busily engaged in preparing for same. A monster poster has been received from Mel bourne for display, and the Portland Store Proprietary have decided to allow same to be displayed in one of their large windows in Percy street. This poster is a work of art, and must attract large numbers to view it. On the night of the procession, Saturday, the poster will be so arranged that it will be the pro minent figure in this procession also. The line of march will be detailed in our next. OBITUARY.-Information reached this town on Monday of the death of one of the very earliest colonists in the person of Mr Silas Smith,for a very lengthy period a resident of Narrawong, but more recently of Heywood and Hamilton. Mr Smith, who was born on 6th March, 1824, at Sangford, Somerset, England, landed at Hobart on the 27th August, 1855. After remaining there for a couple of years he sailed for Portland, arriving here on the 23rd April, 1857, and was a resident of this locality ever since. Mr. Smith for a number of years was a prominent worker in horticulture, and also in the agricultural lines, and successfully competed at many of the leading shows in the Port land district. As a man on the land, in a general sense, he was well in formed. For a number of years he resided with his married daughter, Mrs James Iianlon, of Heywood, and later on with them also at Ham ilton. The remains were brought to Portland on Monday evening,and the funeral procession moved from St. Stephen's Church yesterday morning, the interment taking place at Narrawong, DANGEROUSLY ILL.-In the latest casualty list issued, appears the name of Driver Con. O'Connor, of Portland, of the 5th field artillery, who is reported as dangerously ill. DON'T FORGET ! That the concert in aid of the Red Cross is to be held on Thursday, July 15, in the Free Library Hall. If all cannot go to the war, or give a large subscrip tion, surely it is our place, writes a member of the Red Cross, to all roll up with our shilling and do our little part to help in this great battle. You will get the worth of your money. of that we are quite sure, and as some of the young men tak ing part in this concert are going to the front, it may be the last oppor tunity we may have of hearing them for a very long time, so be sure and do not miss this chance. A HOTSPUR Correspondent writes: Great benefit is already felt by those within reach of the Portland-Mount Gambier railway line, which is being utilised almost daily for despatch ing bark, potatoes, &c., and also for getting supplies up into the country. The railway line has al ready improved the land values with in a radius of a few miles, and no doubt intense culture will be gone in for on a much greater scale than has hitherto been the case, owing to the difficulty and cost of transport ing produce. RIFLE CLUB.-As will be seen by a notice elsewhere, all members of the Portland Rifle Club are reques ted to be present at the patriotic meeting on Saturday night. OUTRAGEOUS WASTE.--The cost of taking the Referendum on the proposed Amendments of the Con stitution will be £96,000. For this sum Australia could manufacture 16,000 rifles. IN MEMORIAM.--An In Memoriam service was held on Sunday at the Mumbannar Church in remembrance of Sydney Smith, one of our sol diers at the front. The service was largely attended. The Rev. S. Craig officiated, and at the close of the services he exhorted all those that had no ties to keep them back to go and enlist and help avenge their fallen brethren. HOUSEHOLDERS should remember the business places close at 7 p.m. on Saturday night on account of the Patriotic Procession. A PERSON suffering torture from had chilblains, might almost be excused for swearing at them. Of course it is much better not to swear at all, but if you MrUST do so, then get some of Barcham's Chilblain Paint-it will crEo the Chilblains, and you will be able to SWEAR BY this splendid remedy instead, aii'd no one's feelings will be hurt. It only costs is, and a brush goes with it.-Advt, DENTISTRY.--Messrs Miller Bros., dentists, advise us that their next visits will be--Heywood, July 71 JE~tl~, UY
THE s.s. DERwENT.--The"'Cairns Post," North Queensland, of the 25th June, has been forwarded to us by a resident of Cairns, the following item being considered of sufficient interest to warrant space in our columns regarding a one-time popular steamer in the Portland-Melbourne trade: A Long Tow.-On Thursday morning, the Australian Steamship's steamer Leura, which in days past was one of the crack passenger boats in the southern services. arrived in Cairns, having come from Syd ney direct with the collier Derwent in tow. The Derwent, in the eighties, was also a popular passenger steamer. Later on she was dismantled, and for the present is to do duty at Cairns as a coal hulk. The tow age from Sydney occupied six hours short of seven days, which is a creditable per formance. One mariner thought tho,jour ney could not be done under a fortnight, but the smart passage has proved other wise. The Leura has a cargo of coal for this port, and leaves later on for the south, taking the lighter Mt. Alliott from Cairns to Townsville. When the Leura was pas. sing out of Sydney Heads, one of the crew fell overboard by accident. A boat was immediately lowered, and the man quickly rescued and brought on board. Whilst they were swinging up the boat to its chocks something gave way, and it fell into the water and was lost. A RESPECTED RESIDENT of Ca88 terton in the person of Mr. E, B. Dancocks, died there on Saturday night. He landed in Portland in 1852, and had been associated with the Casterton district for 63 out of his 75 years of life. The assistant clerk of courts, Mr. P. Mahoney, is on annual leave,and Mr Hill from Melbourne, is relieving. Charles Jones, who escaped from the Beechworth gaol in April, has been arrested. The first day of the Parliamentary recruiting campaign yielded 813 men to the colours. Mr Fisher refused the request of a deputation of citizens which asked for a cessation of party conflict dur ing the currency of the war. A tender has been letfor salvage of the Emden. It is intended to send machinery aboard a steamer to fit out the Emden and bring her to Sydney. Members of the local Terrier Coursing Club should note the half yearly meeting will be held on the 8th, to-morrow night. The re-laying of the line with heavy rails from Hamilton to Port land is proceeding rapidly, large gangs of men being at work both from Hamilton and Branxholme ends of the first section. The parents of Mr Frank John son, who was the first volunteer from Branxholme, have received a short note from the Dardanelles, stating that all is well with him. "Old King Cole" was a monarch most droll And his frolics were fast and free ; The goal of his soul was a flowing bowl, Which he'd share with his fiddlers three. A gallon of punch with dinner or lunch, Was the only draught he'd endure; But if sore throat should hap, the cunlong old chap Took Woods' Great Peppermint Cure.