(50th fear of Publication.) With which s ncorporated sht Qorttnluas trrar -o Published every Monday, Wednesday, an Friday Evening FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1892. PARLIAIENT, - The Legislative As. sembly had a late sitting on Wednesday night. At half.past 8 Mr. Murray moved the second reading of the bill to legalise the totalisator. After a brisk debate (a motion for adjournment was proposed, Mr. Murray, supported by the Government, resisted this, and then the fan began. Sir Henry Wrizon and some other members who wanted the adjournment of the debate, protested against a bill of such importance being rushed through in one sitting, but it was of no avail ; they were in the minority and the stonewalling con tinued, Mr. Kirton spoke for an hour and 10 minutes. During the sitting the Premier was worked up to, a white heat of passion, and eventually a division was taken, the second reading being agreed to by 25 votes t) 13, The House rose at 3,30 am.
S.S. CAsreo.-Tbe agent informs us that this steamer is expected to arrive at t 7 a.m. to-norrow, and will sail again about noon the same day. BENEVOLENT ASYLu.--Owing to a misapprehension it was stated in our last issue that the ordinary meeting of the Benevolent Asylum would be held to. day. Next Friday is the day on which the Committee meet. SKATINo,--After the success of the obstacle race o n. the previous Thursday evening, the announcement that a potato race was to take place at the skating rink last night drew an unusually large at tendance to the rink. Besides a large number on the floor there was a good at. tendanoo of spectators. The potato race came off, and though it was not so pro. ductive of spills and hence amusement to the lookers-on as the previous proceedings, still it was very interesting. There were 10 competitors, who competed in three heats. The following, who took first and "second place respectively in their heats, were in the final:-R. Matheson, AI. -Matheson,. Beauvais, j. McMullen, and Il. Bond. After an exciting struggle the ja udges awarded first prize to J. McMol len, with M. Matheson second. We can. not endorse the decision, inasmuch as the winning man failed to comply with Sth.a m?,rAjtinn that renuired all the pnts. toes to be placed w hino a given area. Some of them rolled several yards away. Beauvais was the only competitor who strictly fulfilled this condition. the prize, we may mention, was kindly pre sented by Mrs. R. S. Mathaeson. HEN1Y MEMORIAL.-There now seems some probability that the Heaty Jubilee Memorial Fund will at no distant date be devoted to the purpose for which it was f set aide. 'Ta suggcztio: of the Borough Council that the fund should be used to assist in thi erection of a Sugg lamp at the intersoetion of Percy and Julia streets has been favorably entertained by the trustees, Messrs. P. W. Shevill saod J. H. Row, who will raise no objection to its disposal in this way under proper conditions. Those conditions there should h be no difficulty about fulfilling, and we may fairly hope that ere many months we will see placed in position a suitable memorial to the pioneer settler of Vio. toria. If the money in band is not suffi. cient, we believe there would be no diffi. oulty in supplementing it,and were it not that the cry of no funds would almost assuredly be raised at this particular time we would suggest that the Govern. ment might reasonably be asked to set aside a sum of money for this purpose. d Plenty of good reasons might be urged in 1 support of uch an application, but we need not recapitulate them here, as they a will readily occur to oar readers. 9 BorTTE BoNus.-The Government has determined on the amount of the bonus 0 to be given on butter exported to London 4 during the forthcoming season. It has 4 decided that butter realising from- 10d. to Is. per lb. should receive a bonus of id. per lb., and that bringing Is. and np wards one of 1id. After this year the L Government will not grant any bonus. DEFENOE AaMENDMENT ACT.-The De fence and Discipline Act Amendment Bill, which has been introduced into the Legislative Council, vests certain lands in toe parihua of Nopoan, Pay. wit (county of Grant), Portland, e Tyabb, Echuos, St. Arnaud, and Langwarin in the Minister of Defence, and gives him power to lease them, with the consent of the Governor.io.Council, for any term not exceeding 21 years. It also empowers the naval or military com. f, mandant to inflict a fine not exceeding £5 on any person regularly employed in either the military or naval forces who ro may be found guilty by either of those commandants of having committed any breach of discipline. PARoEL Poas.-The maximum weight of packets and patterns and samples of merchandise that may be sent through the post.offlie from Victoria to the United Kingdom has been raised from 80oz. to 1Goz.. ExaAoanDisar VAosoCY.-The resig. 2 nation of Mr. T. W. Smith of his seat at the Borough Council table, owing to his leaving the distriot, which was received 1 by the Mayor yestenrday morning, creates t an extraordinary vacancy, which will be - filled, we understand, on the same day as Sthe seats of those councillors who retire by effiaxion of time. Intending Borough Councillors are taking matters very easy, as so far not one announcement has been made regarding the matter, and nomina tion day is only about a week distant. Vccerstrios,-Mr. Pyke and others who have no faith in the efficacoy of vacci Snation as a preventative of small-pox will be rejoiced to hear that a bill is. now Sbefore Parliament annulling the compul sory clauses of that part of the Health Act which refers to vaccination, We have had no opportunity of noting the feeling of members towards the measure I so far, but in the light of recent events it will doubtless have a tough passage 'hrough the Legislature, presuming that I it gets through at all. R1Aza?n.-It has been decided by the 0 members of the Roman Catholio Church in this town to hold a bazaar at an early Sdate for the object of raising funds to - re.cover the roof of the schoolroom. The cause is a deserving one, and ready help will no doubt be forthcoming from the public generally, particularly as this denomination rarely asks for public help, and many members have readily assisted other similar objects. S FvURirnRE SALEu-Mr, J. B. Wo0ds elsewhere intimates that he will offer for n sale, without reserve, on the 13th inst some valuable furniture, &.c SOE.~AST OBAYES appears determined to put dlown the wandering cattle nuisance, Sor those who allow their stock to roam at y large will Gind thie pasture rather expen. d sire, This morning he was observed o quietly walking along Bentinck street k with a horse saspici3usly close on in front, SThe quadruped was added to some half-a. y dozen already in the police. d Tn ratepayers of Ilamilton summoned for straying stock lhavse had a meeting and Sdetermined to take legal advice and if " such is favorable to their case it is the intention to jointly defend the cases. Later news says the advice is favorable aand the cases will be legally defended. Mr. Spence has definitely announced himself for the vacancy in theis represents. t tion of Dundas. SrAnother green indiaidual from Dim booes arrived in Velbourns yesterday and was immediately "had" for £830 with the confidence dodge.
OBITUARY- It is with extreme regret that we have to record the death of Mr. Robert Heazlewood, which took place at his residence, Percy street, on Wednesday evening. The deceased gentleman was ripe in years, and has been failing for a considerable time past, so that his death was not altogether unexpected by the members of his family, The deceased gentleman ranks amongst our oldest residents and has been in the colonies for well 0n to three score years, he having arrived in Tasmania at the age of 16 years. It is well on for 40 years since Mr. Heazlewood arrived in Portland, and he has been in the district ever since. For many years he carried on the business of a blacksmith, farriery being his specialty, and it is not too much to say that he was recognised as one of the best farriers we have ever had in the town. He was up in years when be relinquished the business and retired into private life, since which he has resided with his family at the address mentioned above. Mr. Heazle- wood was a prominent member of the Church of England, and held ofice in connection with the church on several occasions. His unassertive disposition prevented him from occupying public positions which his fellow-townsmen would undoubtedly have been glad to place him.in had he be given them the opportunity, but in a quiet way he was not behindhand in seeking the elevation of those about him. The deceased leaves a large family, all grown up, several of whom are amongst the most respected residents of this town. Others are occupying responsible positions in different parts of the colony. The deceased died in the enjoyment of the goodwill of his fellow citizens, who regret the loss to the town of another of the oldest and most respected of the pioneers. The funeral will take place on Sunday, when the remains will be interred in the South Cemetery. A MlEETsNG of Mr. It. Upton's creditors is called for on Monday, the 8th inst. The Chief Commissioner of police has I reported unfavorably to arming the police with revolvers at night. The latest news from Broken Hill a states that everything is quiet. Small Ssubscriptions are still coming in from kindred societies. It is stated that the sleeping cars Enterprise end Perseverance have been luxuriously re-fitted, and placed on the Sydney line.