First Issue, August 20, 1812. --" With which is incorporated -0 Published at Portland Every Monday, Wed- nesday and Friday Evening. MONDAY, MAY 9, 1910. OBITUARY. -Information reached us to-day of the death of Mr Malcolm Cameron, of Cave Hill, Heywood. Deceased was, we suppose, one of the oldest residents, and also one of the best known and most highly His date of arrival here must be a very early one. Many years ago he was a member of the Portland Shire Council, and for a long period has been a Justice of the Peace. As a member of the mounted rifles he was always in evidence, and he took an active part in most public meet ings. Some few months back he was lost for a couple of days in the bush, but appeared to suffer very little ill effects of that experience. He had reached a ripe old age, over 80 years, we understand, and few will be more missed in Heywood than Mr Malcolm Cameron. He leaves a wife and several members of a family. The mortuary ar- rangements are in the hands of Mr Wm. Jarrett, of this town, who re- quests friends to note the interment takes place to-morrow at Heywood. SOCIAL. - There was a sound of revelry by night from the Presby- terian Sunday school hall on Friday, 6th inst., when a goodly gathering of Portland's youth and beauty as- sembled to inaugurate the 1910 ses- sion of the Girls' Scotch Thistle Club and the Presbyterian Young Men's Club. The arrangements were con- jointly carried out by committee of both clubs. The Rev. F. E. Yeaman (President) opened with a short prayer and an address of welcome to the assembled guests. He was pleased to see the clubs in such a flourishing condition and made spec- ial mention of the invaluable social work performed under the banner of the Scotch Thistle. In reference to the Young Men's Society, it was contemplated to draw up a vigorous syllabus. The social side would re- ceive more consideration and they hoped for the co-operation of kind- red clubs. In securing the services of Mr R. Burnett they were to be congratulated as they all knew he had experience in such societies and would forward the physical as well' as the intellectual welfare of they members. He thanked the patrons of the clubs for their many kind- nesses and hoped the societies would still find favour and encouragement. Then the Scotch Thistle contributed a short programme:- The Misses Mercer a duet, Miss F. Neville song, Miiss Housen song, Miss Taylor re- citation, and Mr Maddobk song. This was followed by games. Mr McLean as M.C. kept the fun flow- ing freely as the constant laughter and happy smiles attested. A coffee supper brought a most enjoyable. evening to a close . PORTLAND PUBLIC BAND.--A meeting of ladies interested in the` work of the band was held in then Free Library Hall on Friday after- noon. There was a large attendance of ladies present. His Worship the Mayor (Mr James R, Woods) was in the chair, and fully explained the objects of the meeting, which was. to raise funds to carry on the work. of the band. They had not held the customary garden fete this year, and in consequence were deficient to the extent of £50 in their funds. Later some discussion as to the best means of raising funds to carry on the works, it was decided to hold a concert and jumble fair in the Free Library Hall on Friday, May 20. The ladies present were formed a committee to canvas the town for donations, and we trust that their efforts will be successful, the meet- ing was then adjourned till Friday May 13 at the Town I-Hall, at 3.30 when any others interested in the work will be welcome. Tickets for the concert are 1/ and a few reserved chairs 1/6 may be had from any of the committee or bandsmen.
MR. TAYLOR, the local Postmas- ter, notifies that Monday, the 9th inst., being proclaimed a day of mourning throughout the Common- wealth in consequence of the death of His late Majesty the King, all Post-offices in Australia will be closed to the public at 12 noon. At the local offices, arrangements usually made on days proclaimed as holidays, will be observed, viz: Ordinary business will be transacted from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The tele- graph office will re-open from 6 to 8 p.m. for telegraph business only. All mails will be received and des- patched as usual. There will be no afternoon clearance of letter pillars. They will be cleared at night for the Port Fairy line of mails. There will be no delivery of letters on the arrival of the night train. ROBE AS A PORT.-The Beachport cor- respondent to the "Border Watch,'writing on May 2, thus refers to the S.A.sister port:-The S.S. Kintore has been in this port for the past week waiting an oppor- tunity to get into Robe to unload a cargo at that port. She unloaded here 50 tons of superphosphate and 10 tons of general cargo, and shipped an outward cargo of 50 tons of sleepers and 360 bags of wheat on Monday last, and then left for Robe. She had, however, to return, and has been sheltering here since Tuesday. Robe is the port which the South-Eastern Trades Commission of 1900 strongly recommended as a most suitable place to construct a harbor. Yet a small coasting steamer has to seek shelter at this port, after being unable to work at Robe, and having loaded and unloaded her cargoes here has a second try at Robe, and is unable to work there. Surely, then, if a breakwater were made. here all that could be desired in regard to shipping facilities could be obtained at this port. SKATING.-In another column will be found the announcement of the opening of the Skating Rink. Ladies and children only are admitted in the afternoon, and the evening ses- sion commences at 7.30 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. as formerly. The man- agement having obtained some ball bearing skates, these may be hired by expert skaters at an advanced fee. ACCOUNTS await payment at the local sub-treasury for :-Portland Benevolent Asylum. J. Brown, Peter Cunning, M. Kenna, P. O'Donnell, W. J. Fahey, F. Spencer. A TYPHOID CARRIER.--The cir- cumstances of the case of a typhoid carrier, which go to show the remak- able length of time it is possible for a human being to carry around the, active germs of typhoid, and from time to time, infect others, is related in the "British Medical Journal" of 26th March. The typhoid carrier in this instance was a woman lodging house keeper at Manchester, who in 1893 suffered from what then was supposed to be influenza and pneu- monia, but which there is little doubt! was enteric fever. Between 1898 and September 1908 seven cases of typhoid, some of which proved fatal, were positively traced to her. In November of last year her blood was examined, and was found to contain typhoid bacilli. The case, which is abundantly authenticated is of great interest to medical men. For Children's hacking Cough at Night, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure.1/6 FOOTBALL.-The first match of the season was played on the Green- wald football ground on May 1, be tween Digby and the local team. The majority of the players seemed out of form, and the strong wind that was blowing across the ground made good play impossible. The game resulted in a draw, each team scoring 14 points. Mr H. McKenzie umpired the game in a most satis- factory manner. THOSE INTERESTED in the for- mation of a junior football club are requested to attend a meeting to be held on Thursday at 7.30 p.m. For Bronchial Coughs take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure. is 1s6d CONDAH STRIKERS.-Some of the men sent up to the Condah drainage works by the Labour Bureau, but who had left owing to some trouble, were introduced to the Minister of Public Works on Wednesday by Mr Solly. M.L.A., to place their griev- ances before the minister. The men it appears, had been discharged on the ground that they were not doing a fair day's work, and as a consequence all the other men struck The police in charge then offered them piece work, and the other men resumed their employment. The six men accepted the piece work, but soon left off, saying that the wages were too low, and that they were compelled to work in water. They travelled back to Melbourne , at distance of 200 miles, to ask the minister to make a full inquiry The minister said they had placed themselves in a false position by leaving off the work in which they were placed, whether the rate was fair or not, for, if they had made representation to the department it would have lost no time in righting matters. They had provoked a strike when if they had appealed to the department, they would have been treated justly. THE " AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL" Caters well for its readers in the current issue. Especially commend- able is the excellent selection of short stories, and with no exception they will prove readable to young and old alike. The three serials continue on pleasing lines, with pro- mise of a happy ending. In this number appears an announcement of a new Australian n serial, entitled "Through storm to Haven," by a well-known writer, and, if the title is a reliable indication, there is some thing good coming. The remainder is suited for a variety or tastes, and completes a splendid sixpenny worth, For Chronic Chest Complaints Woods' Great Peppermint Cue, 1s6d
POLITICAL LABOR COUNCIL. -The Portland branch of the P.L.C. of Victoria met on May 3, and trans- acted some important business. The president (Mr B. Davis) congratu- lated the members on the complete victories gained by the Labor Party throughout the Commonwealth at the recent elections, and trusted that future legislation would be for the betterment of the workers and producers- a sentiment that was heartily endorsed by those present. The Secretary (Mr C. French) read quite a sheaf of letters from head quarters, relating chiefly to forth coming conferences. The first matter dealt with was the appointment of a delegate to the newly-formed Dis- trict Council, comprising the nine branches in the Glenelg electorate. of which Branxholme is the centre, For this position Mr C. French was elected, and given a free hand in all matters brought before the con- ference, which will be held in a few days. The next matter was the nomination of delegates for the annual conference to be held at Melbourne in June next. Glenelg will be entitled to three delegates, and it was decided to nominate the president and the secretary. The election will be by ballot by mem- bers throughout the electorate. Office bearers for the ensuing 12 months were elected as follow : President, Mr B. Davis; vice-Presi- dents, Messrs Johnson and Williams; secretary and treasurer, Mr C. French; a committee of nine and two auditors. The members' roll now numbers 55. RILE NOTES--We are requested to state that musketry shooting will be continued on Wednesday. This must be completed by the end of May. DR. SHANASY will visit Heywood, on Friday, May 20, and Portland on Saturday, May 21, and Monday, May 23, till noon. WOMAN FELLING TREES.-At the Colac court on Wednesday Charlotte De La Rue proceeded against George De La Rue, selector, of Baronga- rook, for maintenance. She gave evidence as to her husband's cruelty, stating that he forced her to fell trees and clear the land of stumps, tied her up and beat her unmerci- fully. An order was made for 20s a week with £5 5 costs. PRODUCE OUTPUT.--We clip the following from the "Border Watch" to give a very small idea of what the trade might be which would come to Portland if the railway be tween here and Mt. Gambier were constructed :-During the week 455 tons 18 cwt. of produce were for warded from the Mount Gambier and Glencoe railway station and the Compton and Burrungull sidings. Details are as follows:-From Mount Gambier-Potatoes, 74 tons 4 ¾ cwt; onions, 12 tons 7 cwt.; oats, 6 tons 12½ cwt.; chaff, 8 tons 18½cwt.; flour, 7 tons; oatmeal, 18 tons; frozen rabbits, 25 tons 12½ cwt.; cheese, 5 tons 10 cwt.; butter, 2 tons 12½ cwt.; flints, 16 tons 17¼ cwt.; sundries, 70 tons, 18¼ cwt.; total, 245 tons, 13¼ cwt. From Glencoe Potatoes, 89 tons ¾cwt.; oats, 5 tons 13¼ cwt.; chaff, 5 tons ½ cwt.; cheese, 1 ton 1¾ cwt.; sundries, 1 ton 8¼ cwt; total, 102 tons 41 cwt. From Bur- rungull-Flints. 14 tons 2 cwt.; rab- bits, 14½ cwt.; sundries, 1 ton 3¾ cwt. From Compton-Canned rab- bits, 88 tons 14 cwt.; sundries, 3 tons 6¾ cwt. A profit of £600 was realised at the St. Patrick's Day gathering at Ballarat this year. Tenders are elsewhere invited for a number of works for the Portland Shire Council. Mr James Hanlon's Horizon won the Casterton Hill Hurdle race of 30 sovereigns. The Rev. P. Payne, of Hamilton, announces himself as a candidate for the Assembly in the event of the Hon. John Thomson retiring as re- ported. The will of Thomas Skene, late candidate for the Senate, who died on the day prior to nomination, was lodged for probate. He left pro- perty valued at £8,951 to his widow and children. The Premier declined to appoint a Baptist chaplain at the goal, and congratulated the Baptist depu- tation, which asked him to do so, at only having three members of their denomination in gaol. An exceptionally large tree was felled in the vicinity of the Latrobe river and split into palings, which were carted to Yarra Junction rail- way station. There were 10,000 6ft palings split from this one tree, and the value of them at Yarra Junction was £82. They may talk of Kings and Kaisers, And of Shahs and Princes too, Of the men who sit in Parliament, As they often do. But let me tell you in a word That while this world endures- Woods Great Peppermint Cure for Coughs and Colds Will be the King of Cures. The Casterton "News" says: An alarming accident occurred at the skating rink, A.N.A . Hall on Monday night, when Mr Allan Rowlands falling struck his head upon the floor with such force that he was rendered unconscious. Picked up and attended to at once, he was promptly conveyed in the ambulance to the hospital. Medical examina- tion disclosed the fact that the patient was suffering from con- icussion of the brain. Inquiry at the hospital elicited the information that he is in a fair way to recovery. It is reported that satisfactory progress is now being made with the construction of the Beacc-Newton railway line. About 100 men are now employed, and the sleep- ers have been laid to within about four miles of Cressy. At a mass meeting of unionists held in the Trades Hall at Broken Hill Sunday, May 1, a motion was carried almost unanimously con- demning the committee of manage- ment of the "Barrier Daily Truth.'' the Labor paper, for suppressing correspondence submitted to the journal for publication,.