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First Issue, August 20, 1812. -o With which is incorporatedl Zltc ',ocvl ait CI ? i'ro'. -o Published at Portland Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Evening. MONDAY, MAY 22, 1911, POTATO INSPECTION.--The de partment of Agriculture is to be re organised. Ollicers at present en gaged in potato inspection are to be called upoin to resign, and a number not exceeding fifteen will have to pass an examination under the Vegetation Diseases Act before be coming eligible for reappointment, Mr. James Hanlon's I-orizon won the Casterton Hill Hurdle race f 4380 on Thursday,
OBITUARY. -in our last issue our Greenwalde correspondent made reference to the serious condition of Mr, James tittson, who was then in Melbourne. On Saturday information reached this town that he had died. Mr. Kittson was one of the earliest of this district's pion ccrs, and for years was a resident of Bridgewater, subsequently re in ving to the district known as Greenwalde, where he entered ex tei:sively into fanrming and grazing; His home, known as "Greenwich was one of the most popular in the dJistict. For some years he was a ncmber of the Portland Shire Coun cil, and took an interest in other district matters generally. iet was extensively and favourably known, and many will regret to hear of the death of this sturdy old pioneer. lie leaves a number of so,ns and daughters included in the l:tter is Mrs. Ferguson of "Kings ley" South Portland. Mr. W. II. DILLON, -Iead Teacher, informs us that the medals given by the (;overnment will be ready for distribution on June 21, and that the Mayor (Mr. J. IR. Woods,) has undertaken the distribution of them to the scholars at the State School on the afternoon of June 21. NEw INSOLVENT.-The insolven cy schedule of Cornelius Michael M'Ginness, of Port Fairy. farmer, was filed with Mr. W\, C. Wilson, clerk of insolvency, on Wednesday. The causes of insolvency were stated as losses of stock and crop, sickness in family and pressure of creditors. The total liabilities were set down at £502 11s :d, and the assets at £12, leaving a deficiency of £580 11s 3d, PORTLAND RIFLE CLUB,-The second competition for the McDoug all trophy (which was postponed last Wednesday owing to the rain) will be held on Wednesday next, May 24th. Firing to commence at 1.30 p.m. Ranges, 300. and 600 yards; 10 shots at each range. Musketry will also be held for those members not completed. Members are again reminded that musketry must be completed before May 31. CONCERT.--The arrangements for the concert to be held on Wednesday night, the 24th, in aid of the Fore shore Improvements, are well ad vanced. Mr J. L. Wyatt, the heon. Secretary, has been fortunate in securing promises of attendance from |quite a number of the most popular vocalists, and a capital pro gramme may be expected. The proceeds are in aid of a movement which should receive the practical support of residents, and an over flowing audience should be the re sult. IIusil BLIGII'T.-The "Leader" says:-The potato blight has become so prevalent in Victoria that the Agricultural department has ceased to quarantine affected areas. New regulations are being prepared by all the States, and these will make spraying compulsory:and provide for the use of as clean seed as can be procured. A clean seed register is being prepared. This will show where seed can be obtained for next sowing. Farms on which the crops were clean, or only slightly affected, are registered. It has been found that Pink Eye potatoes were only slightly affected in the Warrnambool district, whereas in the Ballarat and Bungaree districts this variety did badly, and Excel sior potatoelsrosisted the blight bet ter. The potato pits are being ex amined, and where there has been little or no development of the dis ease the potato will be usable for seed. PROPERTY SALE.-Another allot ment in the estate of the late Mrs. Smith has changed hands. This one is a desirable building block in Gawler street, and the west portion of the corner block on which stands the stone store. The purchasers are the Misses M. A. and A. Smith. DENTISTRY.-Messrs Miller Bros., dentists, will visit Dartmoor, on May 27, Portland, May 31, and Hey wood, on June 1. For Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods' Grat Plppermint Cure, is (lid BREAD CARTERS HOLIDAY.-Mr. E. E. WVilliamns, P.M., presided at the HIamilton court of petty sessions on Tuesday morning, when Sergeant Riley, inspector for the local district under the Shops and Factories Act proceeded against A. BIruce. 1R. M'Luckie and Son, and W. H. Pope for a contravention of the act in not permitting their breadcarters to takle a whole holiday on the 19th. April last, the same being the third Wednesday in the month. Each de fendant pleaded guilty, the former stating that the day in question followed Easter Monday, and it had been the usual thing when the third Wednesday in the month fell in the same week as a whole holiday to give the carters the general day, so that they would have the full bene fit. Sergeant Riley said he had no doubt the balkers thought they were acting properly. Each defendant was fined 5s, D An T I On SALE. -Messrs P. Learmonth and Co. will hold a sale of stock at Dartmoor on May 24. --See adv, It is seldom that alny beverage is vwelcomo oqually in the mansions of the rich, the villas of the "comfortably off," lund the cottages of the poor. That thlis should be the case with "Bournville" Cocons speaks volumes for its popularity and the exccl lence of its flavour, which is, by the way, lcveloped by a special process. It has no superior. HIEYWOOD STOCK SALE.--MeSSrs P. Learmonth and Co hold their usual monthly sale at Heywood on June 1. "LINSEED COMPOUND." Trade Mark ot Kay's Compound Essence of Linseed for Coughs and Colds, For Bronchial Coughs tak~ WoodI' Great Peppermint Cure, I Gd0
SALVAGE.- On her visit to Beach port last week the s.s. Eumeralla took on board some GO odd tons of machinery ,and other cargo from the wreck of the s.s. Time. Included in this was a line of 20 tons of ploughshares. The Casterton "News" says:- Among visitors in the town this week were M1r. (Camilbell, M.L.A., and Mrs Campbell, who were pres .nt at the -lt:res and in the even ing at the losipital Bazaar, Mr. (C.a:pbell met with numerous con I:grtulatione on the successful ter mination of negotiations for the purchase of Dunrobin. SToCK SALE.- Mr J. L. \V?att will sell, on May 25, on behalf of Mr S. Beauglehole, horses, cattle and sundries.-See adv. For Children's Hacking Cough at Ni ht, Woods' Great I'eppermint Cure, Is i(1. "IINSEED COMI'OUND." The Stock port IRmedy for Coughs and Colds. Of 401( years' proven Clficacy. Messrs P_ Learmonth & Co. will sell at Dartmoor, on 24th May, on behalf of Mr. E. J. Olsen, one acre of land, a four roomed house, and shop with wool, skin and boot business as a going concern. See adv. "LINSEED COMPOUND" for Coughs and Colds. Relieves Asthma and diffi cult breathing. Cowley's Eureka Iron Works on Tuesday received an order from the Government to construct 200 trucks, at a cost of £30,000. Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, for Coughs and Colds, never fails, is 6d "LINSEED COMPOAND" of 40 years' proven efficacy for Goughs, Colds, Bronchitis, &c., "LINSEED COMPOUND" for Coughs and Colds. Loosens phlegm, allays irritation. 'LINSEED COMPOUND" for Coughs, and Colds. Of proven efficacy for chest complaints. The proposals to form a Catholic corps of the territorial forces at Auckland, has met with strong op position. Bishop Cleary now ex plains that it is not intended to apply to other than boys between the ages of 14 and 18 years.