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* First Issue, August 20, 1842. SWith which is Inoorporsto 4ht ',rttlana xirror. -0 Pa/dishal at Portland Every Mondzy Wed nesday, aind Friday Evening .MONDAY, Novs?a 2, 190go8, His WORSHIP THE MAYOR, Cr. James Long, has officially called on Mr, and Mrs. W. J. T. Clarke visitors from South Australia, and now residing at Mac's Hotel. He met with a most hearty welcome. ELECTORS RIGHTS. -We again re mind those who Have not taken out their Electoral Rights that to-day is the last day for so doing. Mr Henry will attend at his office until 10 p.m. to-night. PROPERTY SOLD. - Two allot ments of land in the estate of the late Mr Thos. Must have recently been sold. One was that piece of ground adjoining the Forester's Hall, in Gawler street, which was purchased by .that body, and the other an allotment in Otway street. AcCoUNTs - The following ac couts are awaiting payment at the local sub-treasury for :-James Pap ley, A. E. McLean 2, M. Kenna, G. Trickey, Borough Council, F. Spencer 2, I. Magnus, J. A. McEachern, J. Marshall. CRICKET.-On Wednesday next, at 2.30, the Girl's Friendly Cricket Club will play a team from the Federals in the Hurd street reserve. This game should draw the large crowd of spectators who usually follow the girl champions. A match was played in the Hurd Street Re serve on Saturday afternoon, be tween the Federals and a team from the Drainers. The foriner batted first and put on 44, the chief scores being-Garter" 15, and Vivian 14. The Feds. put on 87 (when time was called), of which Dusting made 15, Cooper 19, Watson 11, and Papley 30 not out. OBITUARY. - Another very old resident of Portland, Mrs Martha French, passed peacefully away on Friday, October 30, at the residence of her grandchildren (Mr Charles French and his sisters) Percy street. Deceased, who was within three months of completing her 99th year, arrived in Portland about 50 years ago, and after spending a few years at Hamilton has resided here since. Her husband died about 25 years ago. Deceased took charge of the young children of her deceased eldest son, Mr Henry French, and the loving care and attention given the three little ones was not relaxed as years advanced, and in return she in her declining years reaped the full reward by equally as loving care and devotion. Mrs French was an active woman, and retained her full mental faculties to the last. Decea sed was the mother of Mr R, French of this town and of Mrs S. Rolfe, of Hamilton. NARRAWONG SPORTS.--.As will be seen from a preliminary notice else where, the date for the above annual sports is to be New Year's Day. The programme, which we hear will be a good one, is to'appear at an early date. AT THE LOCAL COURT on Satur day J. Jennings was charged by Constable Adams with stealing some pieces of timber valued at sixpence, the property of Merritt Drew. Mr. Williams, P.M.,. pre sided and a fine of 10s. was inflicted. More Drainers-During last week about 60 men, all told, arrived from Melbourne to work on the Cash mere Heath drainage works. BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. -A special meeting of the Committee of the local Asylum and Hospital was held on Friday afternoon, when there was a good attendance of members. The business was to consider the recommendation for calling appli cations for a superintendent and matron. The matter was discussed in an informal manner for some time, when Mr. Henry moved the salary be fixed at £80, but this was lost. A motion by the Rev. W. Johns, that the -meeting be ad journed to the ordinary meeting day, was carried and he then gave notice to move at that meeting that the motion to call for applications be rescinded, MR. J. K. MCDOUGALL, M.P., has been appointed a member of the select committee to enquire into the wages being paid for the manufac ture of agricultural implements. TiH CASINo ARRIVED here early this morning, transacted her busi ness and proceeded to the South E~ast; Ports about 10 o'clock,
MR GEORGE PITTS, of this town, has passed the medical and other examinations to qualify for the police force, and has been sworn-in. AUCTIONEER'S REPORT.--Messrs. J. D. FQrsyth and Co. report having a successful land sale at Dartmoor on Tuesday, when they disposed of the following lots of freehold land on account of the Executors in the Estate of the late Robert Hoskins: -124 acres, £2 2s per acre, pur chaser K. Hoskins. jun. who also secured 54a at a similar price. They also sold on account of Charles Hos kins, 83 acres, parish of Kinkella, at £3 is per acre to T. Partington. An allot of 68 acres offered on ac count ,of Messrs Smith Bros. was passed in at £3, and the auctioneers anticipate effecting a private sale of same within the next few days. There was a large attendance at the sale and the competition was keen, the properties having realised over the reserve in each case, thus show ing the growing demand for farm property in the district. They sold privately at Portland on account of Mrs I. Hawkins, in Julia street, an allotment with bluestone house thereon, to Mr A. 0. Berkefield, Casterton. BOWLING CLUB. -The hon. secre tary of the Portland Bowling Club, Mr P. O'Donnell, informs us that the official opening of the green for the coming season will take place on Wednesday afternoon, the 4th. As usual the lady friends of the mem bers have kindly agreed to relieve the club of all anxiety as to the afternoon cup of tea and refresh ments. This is a decidedly pleasing function on opening day, as the at tendance of' both ladies and gentle men is usually a large one. The green will be suitably dressed with bunting for the occasion. We may also state that the function is open to the public. and visitors are also welcome. A BREAKWATER DAMAGED-Thurs day's Warrnambool "Standard" says :-The force of the tremendous seas running on to the breakwater during the recent heavy weather may be imagined when it is stated that two massive concrete blocks, forniling part of the extremity of the pier, each weighing 20 tons, have been dislodged from their places and washed off' into the sea. Another of the huge blocks was partly dislodged from its position. Fishermen and other breakwater habitues declare that the seas thundering to the shore in the last gale were the biggest seen on this coast for some years. RIFLE TROPHY. -The heon; secre tary of the Portland Rifle Club in forms us that His Worship the Mayor Cr James Long, has presented a handsome clock for. competition by members of the Portland Rifle Club, the condition for same being left to the club to arrange. The trophy, which is on view at Mr J. H. Row's establishment, Julia street, should cause big competition. CHURCH PARADE.-Warrant Offi cer Mutton informs us that a church parade of the local Naval Militia and Senior Naval Cadets, will be held on Sunday, November 8, that being the nearest day to the anniversary of the Birthday of His 'Majesty King Edward. The parade will be to St. Stephen's Church,. and the Portland Public Band will no doubt also take part. ACCIDENT. - On Friday .last a little'girl, 5 years old, daughter of Mr. John Farroll, met with a nasty accident. It seems the little .one was kicked by a horse and received a compound fracture of the arm. The little sufferer was taken to the doctor and her injury given atten tion, and she is progressing as well as can be expected. SHow CATTLE GIVE POOR RE SULTS. - At the recent Geelong spring show, eight cows were en tered for the prize for the best dairy cow. The competition was decided on the butter yield of the cattle, which were milked morning and evening in the show grounds. Each cow was of a good class, and there is no doubt that it was especially prepared to give good butter fat results, but attention has been direc ted to the fact that, in no fewer than five cases, the board of health's standard, of 3.5 was not reached. The low tests were all on the morn ing's milking, and the figures for those were-2.2, 2.5, 3.0, 3.2 and 3.4. Those results came from the best cows in the competition, IMPORTS AND EXPORTS, -A return published on Wednesday last by the Federal statist, Mr. G. H. Knibbs, shows that during the eight months ended August, 1908, Victoria im ported from other states goods to the value of £5,097,795, of which £4,557.678 was the produce of the Commonwealth. This state expor ted to other states, however, goods to the value of £7,710,059, of which £5,851,844 was of Australian origin. In the eight months ended August, 1907, the figures for the value of the interstate trade of Victoria were: Inwards £5,133,818, outwards £7,424,345,. The total inter-state trade of the entire Commonwealth for the same period this year is valued by the statist at £25,662,863, or over £1,500,000 less than in the eight months of 1907, when the trade was valued at £27,331,238: AUCTION SALES. - Mr. J. L, Wyatt; will sell by auction on Satur. day, November 7, house and fur niture etc., as per notice elsewhere, WIRE NETTING-About loo miles oI the wire netting which the Govcrnment are to loan to municipalities have benca taken'delivery of by tho Government. The netting will not be availabl" until the Legislative Council passed Ihe Bill, DRa, SuIANASYi will visit Poartland on Saturday, October 31, and I-Ieywood, on Monday, $Qyoeibor a, all day,
DR. W. E. THOMAS, dentist, else where announces that he intends to visit G Portland monthly, when a legally quali- B fled dental surgeon from the Melbourne ac University will represent him on these p occasions. ti DENTISTRY. - Messrs. Miller Bros., I dentists, have fixed their next dates for tl visiting this district as under:-Hey- t wood, Thursday, Nov. 1a ; Portland, Friday, Nov. 13; Branxholme, Nov. 14, tI V --S The City Newsboys' ball realised a J profit of £6g9. d There are to be no more prosecutions in connection with the Sunshine accident, I Monday, November 9, King's Birth. ,'day, is gazetted as a public holiday I throughout the state. Those using bottles branded M.B. over C.V. will find an important notice re spedting same in another column, o The Collingwood council has decided t to prohibit the keeping of cows within the municipal district, d Mr Manifold, M,L,C., has refused the r portfolio of Minister of Works, which d will be taken over by Mr D. E. McBryde, M,L.C. Applications for leases approved-J, Thomas, 71r or 19p, Narrawong; T, Compton, u43 2rt 6p, Mouzle. Mr, Alex. M.'Nelll, ex-town clerk of Ararat, died on Monday at the age of 8o. He settled in Ararat in 1858, and was town clerk for 25 years. The'recent burglaries at Benalla have resulted in George Lakeman, Henry Meekin and George Meekin being com mitted for trial. A Jumble Fair held last week at Warr nambool in aid of the Ladies' Benevolent Society resulted in a net profit of [821/Il/6. The fire in the kerosene oil bore at Roma still continues unabated, .It is reported by visitors to the town that the roar of the flames is heard seven miles s away, The police are investigating a case of criminal assault, which it Is alleged oc. cured at Coranderrk recently. The parties concerned are both aboriginals, and they reside on the station. At the Colac show we note that the pony sire Dingo, lately the property of Mr H. Wright, of Narrawong, but now owned by Mr Gibson, secured first honors in his class, Applications for licences approved- H, Cowland, 550a, Drik Drik; the Per petual Executors and Trustees Assocla tion and F. S. Officer, 3a, Merloo; G. Cowland, 554a, Drik Drik, A rtiurn shows .that last year there were, in the Warrnambool hospital, 387 inmates; x6o wore Roman Catholics, 105 Church of England, 73 Presbyterian, and 49 Methodist, Baptist and others, Some of the Mallee farmers expect this year to receive a return of over £ zoon off 350 acres; This is an exceptionally good year, and many a siruegling Mallee far mer will be placed on a good financial footing, Charles Buckland, a butcher of Perth has recovered a verdict for 220o dam ages against eight members of the Retal Butchers' Association, for conspiring to prevent him from obtaining his meat supplies. At the court of petty sessions at Upper Fern Tree Gully on Wednesday the bench decided that a portion of the state school property occupied by the teacher as a residence was rateable under the Act. A boy from the Bayswater Home, employed at the Manse, Coleraine, has suddenly left without giving any clue as to his whereabouts, He will probably be soon picked up, and haded over to the authorities, A girl named Maud Glass, aged ig years, was riding a hurdle race horse, when the animal bolted, After going two miles the girl became exhausted, and fell from the saddle. She died a few hours.later from a fracture of the skull, In the milking test competitions at thb Numurkah show, a cow of no particular breed gave the extraordinary yield of 2agbs of milk at its morning milking, equivalent to z,44 lbs. of butter fat. The milk test, an itaportant item, is not men tioned. A labourer named Frank Canute, of Jeparit, was explaining how he had shot a snake, and was using a double barrelled gun for the purpose of illustration, when the weapon exploded, the charge lodging in the leg of Carl Janeetzki, a well-known farmer. His condition is serious, The Government are to be asked to give. attention to the travelling sheep nouisance, by introducIng a bill at once to regulate it, It is common for large numbers of sheep to be driven about for the purpose of supplying them with grass. Having an overdraft of .2,ooo, the / Ballarat town council on Mooday deci ded to increase the rate to a/6 in the "z. This is an itcrease of 6d, and will bring in a little over £90goo0. Expenses isnecur red in litigation are the cause of the over draft, A veterinary surgeon named James Mclnnes, while engaged professionally amongst some cows at Wegga, was knocked doNn by an animal lashing out. He sustained serious scalp injuries, a laceration extending from the temple down the left theek, his nose badly dams ged, and minor abrasions. A deputation waited on the Ballsrat East council on Monday, to advocate the claims of Prout's brass band for a muni cipal subsidy. It was stated that the up keep of the band cost L0oo per annum. TheMayor, Cr. Levy, in reply, said the application would receive careful con slderation. T'he two Misses Greig massacred in the New Hebrides, as reported in "The Argus" on Saturday, were grand nieces of the Messrs. George, Johno, William, and Charles Davidson, of Warrnambool, The mother of the unfortunate victims, who died about two years ago, was a native of that district. A novelty in the form of an egg ser vice" inaugurated by the Rev. H~. S. Hollow, of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Port Melbourne, was held on Sunday, and resulted in 32. dozen eggs being donated, The tggs will be for. warded to the Neglected Children's Home Brighton. During the progress of the recent Warrnambool to Melbourno cycle race, J, Gardiner, son of Cr Gardinor of North Melbourne, fell on the road before reach' ing Gealong, sustaining severe concus olon of the brain. The unfortunate -rider has since made little or no progress towards recovery, and his present condi lion is ogadgl d go critlcl,
At a Rifle match which took place at Glenthompson on Saturday, a lad named Burgess, 13 years of age, who was acting as marker, met with a rather peculiar accident, A bullet passed through a crevice of the wall at the mentlet, stalking the boy at the back of the head, causing a depressed fracture of the skull. A summer school for State schoo teachers will be held at the Quarantine Statioa, Point Nepean, from 7th to 27th January next. There will be accommo dation for not more than 250 teachers, and the cost for board, washing and lodging is not expected to exceed 21/ per week. Those who desire to attend are requested to apply to the Secretary for Education by x4th November. A firm of pig-dealers in New South Wales have applied to be allowed to render into lard the fat of diseased pigs, on the ground that the high temperature to which the fat is subjected would effec tually sterilise It of all bacteria, whether diseased or not. The Board of Health replied that they would not allow the pro. duct of diseased animals to be used for food in any form, The many friends of the Hon. William McCulloch, of " Woodlands," near Ararat, will be sorry to hear that he has been seriously ill for some time, and is still confined to his bed at ' Wood. lands." His condition has caused such grave concern that his family are con stantly in attendance. Mr. M'Culloh is now seventy-six, and has resided in Victoria for fifty six years, He was born in Wigtonshire, Scotland, A youth named Willie Mattingley, of Wandin. lost his life in a shocking man ner on Wednesday afternoon. The lad was riding a draught horse, with a corn sack as saddle, when he overbalanced, and his foot was caught in the trace chains. The horse bolted, and dragged the boy along the road about two miles before it was stopped, The la, who had sustained terrible injuries, was found to be quite dead. On April 16, i842, a bottle.was thrown overboard from the ship Kelso by one of the passengers, Mr. Philip Gardner, After floating about' the ocean for 35 years it was picked up on the Victorian coast and forwarded to the British Admiralty, where it was placed in the archives. Mr. Gardner's relatives have now made application for it, as they wish to proseeve it as a family heirloom. A cow with horns on its rump is some thing of a curiosity, yet this phenomenon apparently does occur occasionally. Mr. H; Rintel, of Warragul, has recently subjected one of his cows to an opera. tion when two of these excresences were sawn off. Veterinary Surgeon Jones, who performed the operation, states that they are of genuine born formation and are caused through bad or excessive branding. The two pieces of horny bone grew out of,the brand and were a constant source of annoyance to the cow, for instead of assisting her to defend herself at that end, they were in variably in the way.