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First Issue, August 20 1842. -o With which is incorporated 9h;h ? trtlntl 0 lirrar. -o Published at Portland Every Monday Wednesday and Friday Evening. Phone, No. 39. WEDNESDAY, FEIIIUAIRY 23, 1916. BOWLING.-Another highly suc cessful afternoon was yesterday added to the records of the Portland Bowling Club's Ladies' Days, on which the ladies are generously allowed the use of the beautiful greens for competition in the most interesting pastime of bowling, be come more and more popular, and there is a deep regret among the ladies who compete that it is not possible to arrange more frequent occasions on which to bring their knowledge of the game to greater perfection. Tuesday afternoon was an ideal one, the weather in addi tion to the principal attraction, in ducing a large number of ladies and gentlemen to be present. The green and its surroundings present, on all occasions, an attractive appearance, but when is added to its usual at tractiveness, daintily and seasonably attired ladies, encanopied by streamers of many colored bunting, the sight is indeed a charming one. As usual, the gentlemen spared no energies that could in any way add to their guests pleasure, and, as a result, a thoroughly enjoyable after noon was spent by all present. Play was commenced shortly after three o'clock, and many interesting games were contested. Afternoon tea, served by the gentlemen, pro viding an acceptable interlude. Prizes for the first and second team were eventually won, after an ex citing "play off," by Mrs E. A. Taylor's and Mrs Adams' teams respectively. The first prize win ners were Mrs. Taylor (capt.. Mrs. Overend, Mrs. Bush and Miss Fergusson, the runners up being Mrs. Adams (capt.), Misses T. Johnson, Lane and Lang. The president (Mr. A. Osbourne), in presenting the prizes congratu lated the ladies on their excellent play. rhe Mayor (Cr. Wyatt) in his own popular manner, responded on behalf of the ladies, expressing their appreciation of the most en joyable day spent by all. ExcunsION.-The 8.40 a.m. train from here to-day carried passengers to Melbourne at special excursion fares. The railway station presen ted an animated appearance, there being, in addition to ordinary pas sengers, 52 excursionists. The number from here by this excursion this year is said to be about half that of former years. HARVEST KINDERGARTEN. - Mrs. Barcham, at the annual Harvest Kindergarten, held on Sunday after noon last in connection with the Portland Presbyterian Sunday School, proved very successful in every way. The room was taste fully decorated, and the supply of fruit, vegetables, etc., was abun dant. On Monday afternoon the goods were sold, and Mrs. Bar cham handed to the Mayor, for the Wounded Soldiers' Fund, £2 2s Gd. PORTLAND PICTURES, -To-night's special feature is a four reel drama by the famous Mutuali company, en titled, " Man and His Mate." In addition there will be screened a 1000 feet Halem drama, a London Gazette, three comedies, and a scenic that should be of special in terest, " On the Bosphorus." RECRUITING, -We would again re mind volunteers that Captain Dr. Scott and Lieut. Warren will be in attendance at the Drill hall to. morrow, when they will conduct final medical examinations of volun teers all day to-morrow from 0.30 a.m. It is estimated that a very creditable number will present themselves for examination. MR W. O, TRURAN, dentist, will be in Hoywood all day on Thursday,
PREMIER'S VISIT.-The Premier of South Australia, the Hon. C. Vaughan, M.P., will arrive here from Warrnambool this afternoon or evening. By to-morrow's even ing train the Commissioner of Crown Lands, the Hon. C. Goode, the Director of Irrigation, Mr McIntosh, and Mr Cocks, will arrive here to join the Premier's party. This evening, at 7 o'clock, the Mayor, Councillors and leading townsmen, will meet the Premier at dinner at Mac's Hotel, where the visitors will be accommodated dur ing their stay here. On Friday morning they will proceed, by train, en route for Mt. Gambier, following the route of the new railway. WE remind those interested in the Free Library that the annual gen eral meeting will be held on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Library hall, DEATH OF A PIONEER.--On last Thursday there passed away one of the oldest of our pioneers, says the " Hamilton Spectator," Mrs Jane Kirkwood, relict of the late William Kirkwood, of Buckley Swamp. Mrs Kirkwood was born in Paisley, Scot land, in February, 1822, and has just passed her 94th birthday, She was married to her late husband in 1842 and with him emigrated to Australia in 1852, arriving in Port land in the ship John Davis, in No vember, after a voyage of about four months. Their first situation was an up.country station called Warrock, and the journey was made from Portland in a bullock dray, camping under it at night, Many were the hardships endured in the wild bush in those far back days. and many and varied were the re miniscences of the aged pioneer. Four sons of Mr J. T, Edgar, for merly of Kadnook Estate, are in the fighting line, DIRTY WonR.-Mr A. McDonald elsewhere offers a reward for infor mation regarding the cutting of wires at his paddock, SEA-AIR and sun cause sunburn tan Sunshine can scorch; indeed it can; MENSOLEUM CREAM -lady or man Will cure the scorch; INDEED IT CAN, Price is and is Gd a pot at Bar: cham's Pier harmacy. BITTEN BY A SNAKE.-A Mount Gambler correspondent writes :--Mr. Jerome Sut ton, of Avondale, had a startling adven ture with a black snake on Saturday. lie was procuring some cutting grass when the reptile fastened itself on to one of his fingers. Mr. Sutton was eventually brought to town in a weak state, but he is now re covering. ItECoU D LAND SAld:,--One of the most important sales of land held in Warrnam bool for a number of years was conducted on Friday, when 100 acres of the Merri IRiver flats were sold by auction. The property was offered in four lots, of which three lots, containing a little over 143 acres, were sold for a total of £11,857, or an overage of nearly £83 per acre. Forty nine acres were first offered and elicited spirited competition, The bidding started at £i0 per acre, and advanced rapidly un til the price stood at £111 per acre, at which figure it was knocked down. THE MEAT SUPPLY.- The Minister for Lands of Queensland (Mr Htunter) made a very reasuring report on Monday concern ing the meat supply of his State to the Minister for Customs (Mr Tudor). Mr Tudor stated subsequently that he had been assured that there would be no diffi culty whatever in getting meat from Queensland this year. Last year Queens Iand had required all her meat for con sumption in that State, but Mr Hunter had stated that this year Queensland would have sufficient meat to allow considerable quantities, mostly frozen, to be sent to Victoria, There would also be sufficient to provide a large quantity for the troops of the Allies overseas. MAN'S DESPERATE PIIGIIT. - Oscar Boyle, while cycling from Enngonia to Waweelah(N.S.W.) had a sunstroke. The temperature was over 110deg., and Boyle almost perished with thirst. He opened a vein in his arm, and drank the blood. After two days he was discovered, and brought to Bourke Hospital, where he is slowly recovering, A DISAPPOINTED GCHL.-Violet Free man, 19 years of age, was found drowned in the creek at Yarrum on Saturday even ing. It is believed that the girl committed suicide, fearing that a soldier to whom she was to have been married had disappointed her. Arrangements had been completed for her wedding, but the soldier failed to arrive. A Blathurst lady recently purchased a small pot plant in Sydney, and, on bring ing it to Batburst, desired to transpilant it. On removing the plant a live snake a foot long was found in the bottom of the pot, More than 11,000 C'iambridge University men have gone to the front. Of these 614 hmve been killcd, 893 wounded, and 123 re ported missing or tlaken prisoners. There are three who have gained the V.C. The Govermnuent statist shows in the " Year Book, 191--15" tile amounts con tributed by the public in the State of Vic toria to the various patriotic funds to 7th December. Total subscriptions in money wore £987,739, and in goods to the value of £180000, making a grand total of £1, 103,719. According to our correslpondent rabbits n are not nearly so pilentiful in the Green wald district this summer, owing to the work of the trappers last winter. Thie benclit of having the rabbits cleaned out is noticeable. Owsca to thile Casino being detained lift ing crgo in tIhe Western District sorts of Victoria, bshe will not reach Port MacDon nell until Wednesday, instead of Monday, a as advertised. At the last Casterton council meeting, the President (Cr Little) moved, "That a certain number of contracts be withdrawn, andl an equivalent of moneys, about £2000, he invested in the war loan." He thought t we should assist the Government, and later sell the bonds, as the pirospects were that money would be scarce. Tile roads were in good order, and as other work was plenti ful and wages high the employees would d lnot suffer an appreciable hardship. As no n one seconded the motion it lapsed. AT Adelaide on Friday, February 1iS. A man named Presser, a mason's laborer, employed on A. W. Sundford & Company's new premises in Groenfcll-street had a lucky escape from deathl tlhat aiftcrnoon. He was stationed on the second storey of a half-hinished building receiving sand, as it n was sent up from below oan an electrically f driven winch, when he missed his footing, and fell .10 feet on to the concrete floor be low. lIe escaped with a few bruises. Five times in the history of Englind ihas thile British navy prevented world-wide domination by a foreign power. Charle- c nlangne, Charles V,, Phillip II of Spain, Louis XIV. of France, and Napoleon all soiircd to universal domioion, Each in c turn Owa choklOd l'y thl Pritlli anv
A meeting of the P. and A. So. ciety will be held this evening. The Minister of Labour elsewhere inserts an important notice re regis tration of all shops. Messrs P. Learmonth and Co. will sell, at their yards, Heywood, on 2nd March, the booths rights for the Heywood Picnic Races, to be held on the 15th March. Large entries are expected.