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NOfTES AND EVENTS. Colac Cadet Match, Bachelors' Ball at Princetown,-Winehelses. Shire Council and The Deans Marsh Coal Seam appear on our fourth page. Mr Baker will address the electors in the Victoria Hall, Colac, this evening. The chair will be taken at eight o'clock. It is anticipated that there will be a very large gathering of the electors. It would be just as well if boys were kept outside the hall, as a small knot got together on Fri day evening seemingly for no other purpose than to create a noise. The quantity of milk received at the Colac factory and the various creameries for the four weeks ending 25th September and.the amount paid for same was as fol lows:-Cororooke creamery, 69,1035 gals, £951 17s Ild; Nalangil creamery, 52,8051 gals, £707 14s 9d; Ondit creamery, 43,471" gals, £600 16s 4d; Beeac creamery, 38,711. gale, £518 16s 3d; Alvie creamery, 23,4331 gals, .318 2g 10d; Warrion creamery, 21,645| gals, £793 8a 3d; Colac factory, 13,877 gale, 6194 14s 1 d-d-otal number of gallons, 263,051; total amount paid, £3585 10s 10d, The price paid was 8d per lb butter fat on a 3'6 test, or an average of 3'37d per gallon. Cream to the amount of £104 6s 5d was also purchased during the same period, making a total paid out for milk and cream of £3689 17s 3d. The highest cheque paid to one supplier was £70 6s Sd, others receiving £57 19a Id, £48 17s d, and so on to as low as 15s. The directors decided at their last meeting to put another separator in at the Nalangil creamery, which will make thyee, the same as at the Cororooke creamery. The following Is the mine manager's re port of the Union Gold Mining Company for the past fortnight:-No. 3 west off north, three men pannelling north of same in payable dirt. No. 3 shoot main west drive extended 49 feet in hard reef ; soft reef now coming in wash 4 feet overhead; north off west extended 32 ft 6 in in payable. wash. No. 1 west off north driven 27 feet in good payable dirt. No. 2 west of same driven 23 ft 6 in in heavy wash and pay able. South reef drive extended to 245 ft 6 in .from shaft, rising up under deep ground met with in south drive off No. 1 shcot; rise up 17 ft 6 in. Started to pre. pare greund for new puddler. Yield for fortnight, 102 oz 6 dwts 5 grs. Public servants who have been trans. ferred from electorates in which they are registered as voters are not to be deprived of their political rights at" the general election. On application to the Ahad ofhis department, any man who has bien so transferred will be given leave of absence in order that he may record his vote. Care, of course, will be taken to see that anyone who applies for leave is actually on the register of the place to which he intends to proceed, otherewise advantage might be taken of the concession to obtain a holiday. Our contemporary still reports Mr Baker's meetingsina contemptuous manner, but of course it must be remembered that only a small modicum of intelligence is re quired to run certain newspapers. About the most ridiculous attempt we 'have seen for many a day was made in Saturday's issue to fx the blame on this journal of trying to divide the electors into hostile religious camps, because he actually quoted an extract from The Herald in whihi we were condemning it in the strongest terms. We have absolute proof of instances where some of Mr Forrest's supporters have approached electors on purely religious grounds, and our contemporary has given the same movement a lift up by publishing letters concerning organisations in Mel bourne with which Mr Baker had not the remotest connection whatever. .Ay par son with an ounce of common sense who has read Thei Herald must know that if there is one thing more than another we have tried to knock out for the p sb five years it is any apparent object likely .to cause sectarian strife. And we are pleased indeed to be able to say that in Colac and district to-day there are.hundreds of respectable men who differ from Mr Baker on.religious grounds, but who. are.striving their very hardest to secure his return, because they know be yondquestion that a more hr est or conr seiehn6dus zand~oes not exist in.the consti tueney. The part those Liberal" minded electorsofvariousdenomiinationsaie playing in connection with the election will re dound to their credit not only now but iin years to come. The "religious tack" goes down with some mniserable.minded people, but the majority will teach them a lesson on polling day they shall not forgot ih a hurry. In another' column we publish a letter which should be carefully perused, as it shows in what light a genuine citizen of Victoria regards his duty to his adopted country. .. The dates of both candidates' - election I ,peetings are published onl our fourth page. I
SThe more meetings Mr Forrest holds the T deeper he seems to get into the mire, as it may safely be said that Friday's effort lose him supporters. If a vote was taken in the hall there was to all appear ances a majority in favor of his oiepponent. In tle endeavor to explain away his i consistency regarding what was correctly reported in The Herald concerning the Beech Forest he only made matters worse. in The chairman was carrying a conscientious respect for the departed a trifle too far a when he desired to prevent any reference a to Sir Jae. Patterson's political opinions, e because how often do we refer to Beacons- h field, Disraeli, Bright and other states men as liberals or conservatives as the t ase may he. Pressure of space prevents g: us referring further to election matters. n Mr Baker has held most successful meet- le ings at Prince n and other portions of the i Otway Forest. He was cordially received, p and we can confidently state that we will be well within the mark in estimating that I Mer Baker will poll a majority of 2 to 1 over the whole of the forest. Efforts are made d by his opponent's press organ to show that lr Forrest is going to poll well in these t parts. but it will be found when the num hers go up that it was all a delusion. The i' selectors thoroughly recognise the excel- t lent work that Mt Baker has done for s them, and they will repay him at the | ballot box. In our last issue we briefly referred to the demise of Mr Edward Gamble. The cause of death was that cvide.spreadiog malady-cancer, the deceased having suf fered acutely from it for the past eighteen months. He thought at first that it was simply indigestion, as the pain only at tacked him after he ate anything, but the true state of affairs was ultimately dis closed, and in the hope to counteract tile disease an operation was performed, but it did not have the desiredd effect, the de ceased lingering until Thursday morn ing last, when he passed away, death being a happy release from the pain he was suffering. The deceased, who was 47 years of age, was the son of the late Thomas Gamble. He was born in Geelong and arrived in Colac in 1851, where he has pince resided. The deceased was a hard working, industrious man, and as honest as could be found in all his dealings. He was an adept at the preservin business, ins which he had been engaged for the past 21 years, and it is believed that while in this occupation he contracted the disease which terminated fatally for him. The almost continual pressure of his stomach against a wet bench for so many years while engaged canning rabbits is held to be responsible for laying the foundation of the cancer, as it was exactly where he came in contact - with the bench that, it started. He was generally reaspcted throughout the district, and every person had a good word for him. As a neighbor be couli not be surpassed, d while as a dutiful father the large and d respeetable family which he reared, or Spartly so, is ample testimony of his charac ter in this respect. His remains were in 10 tarred in the Colac cemetery on Sunday e afternoon last, and the funeral was one of the most largely attended that has passed through Colac for many a day. Nearly 100 Oddfellows in their regalia preceded the hearse-the deceased being one of the oldest members of the order-and the spectacle of such a large muster was very imposing-a decided tribute of respect to the deceased's memory, Immediately behind the hoarse several members of the family walked in procession, and then came a long line of vehicles Sand horsemen. The service at the grave Swas read by Mr John Reed, and MIr G. James carried out the mortuary arrange - ments satisfactorily. There were a large number of wreaths sent by sympathising friends of the deceased. Mr J. E. Mackey, an able barrister, 'who is wooing the electors of Ripon and Hampden, admires the addition made to it the referendum by the member for Pol wartb, Mr Baker. Referring to the mea ir sure. in question MIr MIackey said-" The referendum suggested was for simply a se majority of the votes recorded to decide ie the question one way or the other, but that is would give a predominance of the urban e districts over the rural, on account of the e ease with which men could vote en town. ie Mr.Bsker, the member for Polwarth, had "i. suggested that the referendum should be 3e not amajority of the votes polled but a majority of the ccnstituencies, which would Sgive more truly the voice of the colony. s With the double dissolution and Mr r Baker's amendment they hsd an admir 1 r able solution of deadlocks."