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First issue, August 20, 1 842. ;?'ith whic i i:ncorporated -0 Published at Portland Every Monday Wednesday and Friday Evening. 'PHONE NO. 39. MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1916. THE WEATHER.--On Saturday night a slight thunderstorm accom panied by heavy rain, was experienc ed. Indications were that districts further north and north east were receiving a greater portion of the storm. Yesterday was fine and mild, but this morning a continuance of the wintry is conditions prevail ing. The rainfall since 9 a.m. on Saturday to 9 a.m. this morning as officially recorded was 49 points. OBITUARY.--The death occurred yesterday at the residence of his sister, Mrs. C. Hazeldine, of Mr. Arthur Fox. Deceased, who was 41 years of age, was for years as sociated with the Education Depart ment, but owing to ill health was obliged to retire from the service of the Department. He has been closely associated with rifle shooting for many years, and l.tterly was a member of the Merino club. The funeral is timed for 1.30 to morrow. RIFLE CLUB. -Owing to Wednes day being Wattle Day the second competition for the Captain's Prize will not be held until Wednesday, Sept. 6, owing to many members desiring to assist that movement, THE DREDGE PIONEER has arrived in the bay for the purpose of remov ing siltation from the inner side of the Boat Harbor. Work has since been progressing uninterruptedly. PORTLAND PICTURES.-Miss Mary Pickford will appear on the screen on Thursday in "The Dawn of a to-morrow." The program is an ex cellant one. WOUNDED.-Word has been re ceived that Private John Mulholland of Portland, has been slightly woun ded in action at Pozieres. DEATIH OF A PIONEER-The death occurred at Camperdown on Monday of Mr John Bodey, who had reached the remarkable age of 106 years. The deceased, who was born in Ire land, was one of the pioneers of the Wimmera district. He was able to go about until about a fortnight ago and had full possession of all his faculties. He is survived by eight sons, the eldest of whom is Mr M, Bodey, of this district, Mr Bodey was, at the time of his 100th birth day the patriarchial head of 112 decendants. THE Minister of Customs Mr Tu dor, told a deputation from the Aus tralian association of British manu factures that he believed every en couragement should be given to Aus tralian industries since one of the lessons of the was was that Australia should be independent, The depu tation urged that increased prefer ence should be given to British goods, and Mr Tudor replied that the strong relations existing be tween Australia and Great Britain would no doubt influence members when the tarrif was before Parlia ment. WOUNDED.-Word has been re" ceived by Mrs Thomson, of Lower Cape Bridgewater,, from the Base Records Office, to the effect that her son, Private G. E. Thomson, has been wounded in France. The 10th Infantry Brigade Depot' 380 Bourke street, Melbourne, inti mates that parcels for individua soldiers will be received and for warded to men of the 37th, 38th and 40th battalions, The charge for packing in cases and forwarding to men in the trenches is one penny per pound for varcels which must not exceed six lbs. FAREWELL.-On Saturday last a complimentary social was tendered Privates F. and L. Holmes, who ' were home from the Military train- i ing camps, the former on final and I the latter on special leave. A large gathering of friends was present, and an enjoyable evening was spent, during which goo0 wishes for a safe return for the young soldiers were c very sincerely expressed, A ROCHESTER ESTATE. Mr Pat rick Doherty, late of Rochester, land I owner, who died on July 24th, left I property valued at £93,280 to rela- F tives, with a number of bequests of t £25 each to Roman Catholic institu- i tlons. a MISSIONARY CONFERENCE.--.At i the P.W.M.U. conference on Tues day last the following officers were elected for the Presbyterian associa tion for the ensuing year:-Presi. dent Mrs. Tulloh (Portland'); vice presidents--Mrs. A. Simpson (Hamilton) and Mrs. Armatrong a (Branr.xholne): secretary--M1rs R. C. Foyster (Hamilton): treasurer-Mrs Bucham (Merino); committee-Mrs. i P. Christie (,Byaduk); Mrs. Luhrs t (Cavendish); Mrs Grant (Casterton) b Mrs. Alexander (Coleraine): Mrs. Greig (Penshurst); Mrs. R. Forsyth (Strathkellar); Miss Winklemann h Tolangatuk East. .
A REGISTERED package and num erous letters from a soldier at the front have been received at the Gee long Post Office addressed to Mrs MN. Carnie. 13 Parkington street, 1 Geelong west. The letter carriers cannot locate the lady, and news of her whereabouts is sought by the postmaster. STHE Daylight Saving Bill was cir caiated on Tuesday night. Standard time is Cape Howe meridian. Vic torian clock time is held to mean the time t, be observed throughout Vic. toria as prescribed by the Act. From an hour or two in the morn i::., of the first Sndcay in October e:.i .e';r u .·il :ha hour of two '.'lo '? ii h i nine of b he first Sunday in March the following year Victorian clock time shall be one r hour in advance of standard time. THE parents of Private C, R. Hai nes, of Sandy Waterhole, on the Glenelg. who were advised recently that their son was severely wounded in France. received the sad intima tion on Thursday that he had passed away. Deceased was a fine manly young fellow. and the greatest sym pithy is felt for the relatives. WATTLE BLOsSOM LEAGUE. - At the annual meeting of the Portland Wattle Blossom League general business was undertaken. The election of officers re suited in the re-election of Mr Overend, President; Mr F. Marshall, Secretary ; Mr Purnell, Treasurer ; and Messrs Wyatt, H. M. Campbell and Hart, vice Presidents, The members of committee were re-elected. It was decided, on the motion of Messrs Uren and Purnell, that the proceeds of the sale of badges be thi year devoted to the endowment of a cot in the Children's Hospital. It was also do. cided the cot be named the Overend Cot, in honor of the President. The committee is anxious that every assistance be given on Wednesday in packing the wattle blos som, at Mr Stewart's auction mart, Gaw ler street. AN APPEAL.-An appeal has come from Mr Herbert Daly, an Australian who has resided in Paris prior to, and during the war, for comforts for the homeless thou sands in the North-Western districts of France. The appeal is made more espec ially on behalf of old men, who are home less, friendless, and for whom it is feared severe suffering is in store during the com ing winter. An effort is being made to obtain 3,000 pairs of sex, and Mrs Newman has been requested by the promoters of the effort to collect and forward donations from Portland. These will be gladly re ceived by her at "Ulymahb." Gawler street, Portland, and will be distributed through Mr Daly. While it is preferred that socks be given, donations of wool will be equally welcome, both to the collectors, and even tually to the recipients who have lost home and friends in the invasion and de" vastation of their country. AN INDIGNANT MAGISTRIATE.-A case In which a British subject was proceeded against on a charge of having used in decent language in the bar of the Empire Hotel was heard in the Temora (N.S.W.) police court, before Mr. N. A. Ormonud Butler, P.M., on Wednesday. The wit nessee for the prosecution were unnatural. ised Germans of military age. The trouble was (says the " Argus" correspondentj said to have arisen over one of the Ger mans having boasted of his nationality. Before the first witness had completed his evidence the magistrate refused to allow the case to go on, and dismissed the in formation. He said : -" I do not desire to be lopsided, but I have decided to dismiss the case. It is a public scandal that the Federal Government allows unnaturalised Germans of military ago to work among and in competition with British subjects." To the witness he said :-" You and your friend should be interned. You should not be allowed to wander at large in the country. It is only to be expected thaet followers of the British flag would resent it, and express dissatisfaction at the Go vernment's laxity. We are having our sons and friends slaughtered, while Brit ish men and women in Germany have no freedom whatever. I may be called upon to account for my action, but I will take the responsibility." Mr Butler was one of the Australian contingent who went to the Soudan in 1885. TiH INCOMING GERMANS.-I0 connection with the fact that, according to the official statistics, 449 Germans arrived in Australia during the first live months of 1915, it is explained, says the "Argus," that this wasnota voluntary migration. Practically all these Germans were brought here to be interned. Most of them came from Hone Kong, but a considerable number wore from New Zealand. CARnINE's SKELETON,-The Duke of Portland has written to the V.R.C. com mittee that the skeleton of Carbine is now being got ready for export, and will, in due course, be forwarded to the club for presentation to the Melbourne Museum, i0 fulfilment of a promise mn'ade some years before the death of the horse. His Gace a little time ago Presented the V.R.C. nith a handsomely gold-mounted hoof of Car bino, and earlier he presentod a fie oil painting of the horse which has for some considerable time been 'un? in the com mittee's room at the tourse A NEW BsiSpo OF BALLARAT. - The . consecration of Very Rev. Father Daniel Foley, parish Driest at Terang, asfourih Roman Catholic Bishop of Ballari, toek place on Thursday (the feast of SR. Bar tholomew) at St. Patrick's Cathelral in the presence of a crowded congrgation, Archbishop Carr performed the coomony, assisted by Archbishop Mannix andBiebep Reville, of Bendigo. The other Irelatcs in attendance were Bishop Phean, of Sale ; Bishop Spence, of Adelaide Bishop Shie, of Roclhnmpton, Q., and Bishop Gallagher, of Goulburn. AFTnit TIll WAE.-iAi address is tebh delivered by Mr Mitchell, K.C, atSyneton this evening, entitled "'The Wr-- and Afterwards., In the earlier par of lia address Mr Mitchell will satte sone infer enccs with respect to the war sich he drawa from the vsrious sources if infor mution which were available to hm wiherr in Europe. In the latter part hewill ?efer to some of tha important dnat i pro blems which will arise for dotiuination after the wvar, and will make omue aug gestions as to how they can brat be dealt. with by Austra ians so l n toi sure their· bheing treated in a natioeso a ol asatrioti-l spirlta ..... . a 'I/