WITH WHICH IS INCORPORATED 'THE COLAC OBSERVER." ESTABLISHED 1866. MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1912. NOTES AND EVENTS. Forty-seven points of rain fell at Colac for the forty-eight hours end- ed 9 o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. Ralph, the Victorian Govern- ment Printer, who is on annual va- cation, paid a visit to Colac last week. Some years ago he took a prominent part in rowing and com- peted at the old Colac regattas. Mr. Thomas McCann, one of the oldest residents of the district, died yesterday at the advanced age of 90 years. He came from the North of Ireland and selected land at at Gerangamete in 1866, settling thereon in 1867. He resided there up till the time of his death. The funeral will leave his residence at 11 o'clock this (Monday) morning for the Colac cemetery.
Mrs W. S .Thomas, dentist, of Melbourne, may be consulted at the Victoria Hotel on Thursday next, the 12th inst., and at Terang on Wednesday, 11th inst. The public are notified by adver- tisement to-day of the fine selection of gifts and toys on display at Trot- ter's, Murray street, Colac. The stock is up-to-date. Street fire alarms connecting with the Fire Brigade Station, are to be installed in Colac almost immedi- ately, their matter being in the hands of the chief electrician of the Tele- phone Department. The Fire-Bri- gade intends erecting quarters for the station keeper, whose duty will be to attend to the alarms. Six alarms will also be connected with the residences of officers of the bri- gade. The proposed street alarms will be erccted at the followng cor- ners:-Rae and Queen streets (near railway crossing), Queen and Pol- lock streets, Pollock and Gellibrand streets, Murray and Corangamite streets, Gravesend street (near rail- way station), Rae and Forbes streets, and Skene and Grant streets.
Thel Rev. A. S Stapleton, assist- ant to the Rev. J. R. BradbuifSi; is os liecte tbi arive .ir in" Colac this teclk, and on Sundai-,c thye i pthlgiixst.', he 'iill preach at Colac helineiiorn ing, Irrewillil;eiii.to afteianoon, and ...:at nighi't -ini ,thee. Elliminyt,n Church:: At 'the Colac churcli-ont the ?:tening of the, same` day an "In MniortiaiL." sevr?i~to the ; late Mr. R. V. Dennis will be conducted by the Re\. J. Polkinghorne, of South Geelong. Watch Ludbrook's windows for speciil lines every day. It will I ay, .ou, ktad ipay,.yiu iin'ldhniely ftoO: Our reputation as value .giv,'rs stands head and shoulders ov. all; competitors.-Ludbrook's for value. -(Advt).
The death of Mr Williaim Colyer occurred at "Yeo Banks" Yeo on Sunday. The deceased, who was 78 years of age age took t i?u5 his residence in the district iboult-three ,ears ago, 1;riors .:to'l whicl lihe. was at Driuiiiin in'.ippsland. He leavces tiwido~ wt three sons and a daughtcr t' msur ,thelir loss. The funeral will leave his laýteestc ldcnce to- iimort :totv(Tuesdiy) afternoon at 2 p:in. for the Colac cemetery:: '*Alfird iHeap's dirapery :stock'has noo` been moved to Bilson's prefii ises,: vhere a . agnificent ..doubje stock of n?\?t g.ids=iis'showing. The grocery portion of Alfred Heap's business will be continued in Pol rth Stores until December 31st. Advt),
The will of David O'Sullivan; late of Cororooke, farmer, who died on 6th November last, has been lodged for probate. The deceased left property valued at £6052 reality and £554 personalty to his widow and children. "What's yours ?" They will all answer "Wine or Trait's Kola Beer" at the Christmas table if you pro- vide Stephens' choice S.A. vintages and Trait's aerated waters. Are yon still wondering what to give for a Christmas present ? If your friends are past the stage when the usual jewellory and sundries would not appeal, select it case of good cutlery and dinner sets from a fine stock, which W. E. Stephens, of Busy Enterprise House, has special- ly procured for the Christmas trade. Such a gift would be truly appre- ciated.-(Advt.)
I do high grade modern dental work at modern prices. I, cannot afford to do poor workat any prlice I have no surgical' asitihiit; .btt li' tend to each case personally, and my aim is to merit the recommenda tion of every intelligent patient who visits my surgery--H. M.,J. Powell, Dentist, Colac. Tel. ,J?1i.: (Adh,)Y7. . The Colac.Caledonian Society..had to r.ostpone .~t : -nihil'~sports' ion Saturday on account of the adverse weather. A council meeting, ofthe Society willbe held nek?t Thiii'sda~ to arrange a date to hold the sports, when the programme will most likely be increased in iRen and prizo ibnaney -