First Issue, August 20, 1842. -0 With which is incorporated -0 Published at Portland EvoryMonday, Wed : nesday andFriday Evening.,f?: "FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1909. HELD OVER.-A letter for our open columns. OBITUARY. -An old and respected resident in the person of Mr George Bush, died yesterday at the ripe old age of 78 years. Deceased landed at Portland in 1853, and was one of the most prominent of those at the wreck of the schooner Jane at Bridgewater some years later. Being a seaman he was able to rig a der- rick from the cliff, by which means many tons of flour in the wrecked schooner were saved. After an ab- sence for many years; Mr Bush re turned to Portland. The funeral takes place to-morrow. We regret having to record the death of Mrs Jesse Millard, of Tyrendarra. De- ceased had been suffering from pneumonia, and her husband was advised to return home from Hor- sham, where he was working. For tunately he reached the bedside before the end came. Two young children are left to mourn a loving mother's care. BOROUGH ELECTION.--The fol lowing nominations were lodged yesterday for the vacancy caused by the death of Cr. Craike:-F. Marshall, T. I. Smith, J. L. Wyatt. Election day is November 29. THE DREDGE PIONEER arrived in the bay.yesterday for the purpose of removing some sand from near the boat harbor,
To LONDON DIRECT. -Messrs W. P. Anderson and Co. elsewhere advertise that the s.s. Teenkai, one of the Ocean Steamship Line, is due at the Portland Deep Water Pier on Monday to load wool for London January wool sales. In addition to a large consignment from Portland several hundred bales will be brought by the s.s. Eumeralla from the South-east ports of South Aus tralia for transhipment to the Teen kai, also for London. Particulars as to freight may be obtained from Messrs Anderson and Co. BESSIEBELLE SPORTS.-The Bessiebelle athletic club will hold their annual sports meeting on New Year's Day, when an excellent pro gramme will be run off. Particu lars of all the events appear else where. The hon. secretary is again Mr R. J. Lindsay. A bazaar and sale of gifts will be held in the Mechanics' in the evening. DIRECT EXPORT.-On Thursday the s.s. Norfolk berthed at the Deep Water Pier and took on board 8,786 carcases of frozen lambs and some bales of wool, from the Portland freezing works. The cargo was valued at £5,829, making our total export for foreign markets for this month only, for three steamers, £16,530 3s 9d. MR S. JOHNSON, head teacher of the local State school, desires us to state that Mr McLennon, Supervisor of Agriculture, will deliver an ad dress on agriculture at Hamilton on November 27. THOSE INTERESTED in racing matters should remember the meet ing called for to-night at Mac's hotel.-See adv. DARTMOOR SALE. -Messrs Dal gety and Co. have fixed Tuesday, 23rd November, as the date for their Dartmoor sale. .