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Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 4,414,787
2 NeilHamilton 3,046,361
3 noelwoodhouse 2,883,745
4 annmanley 2,236,403
5 John.F.Hall 2,113,433
...
109 birdwing 304,840
110 Paul.McGrath 303,534
111 JohnMA2227 299,600
112 ratty 297,906
113 elvie 292,703
114 CooT 281,890

297,906 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

April 2017 21,552
March 2017 14,901
February 2017 19,206
January 2017 25,279
December 2016 20,395
November 2016 16,158
October 2016 18,243
September 2016 18,419
August 2016 12,002
July 2016 12,698
June 2016 17,086
May 2016 16,817
April 2016 19,728
March 2016 13,235
February 2016 18,895
January 2016 14,279
December 2015 1
November 2015 1,250
October 2015 578
September 2015 4,772
August 2015 6,799
July 2015 5,613

Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 4,414,756
2 NeilHamilton 3,046,361
3 noelwoodhouse 2,883,745
4 annmanley 2,236,333
5 John.F.Hall 2,113,428
...
108 Ian.Pettet 307,205
109 birdwing 304,814
110 Paul.McGrath 303,534
111 ratty 297,906
112 JohnMA2227 296,704
113 elvie 292,699

297,906 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

April 2017 21,552
March 2017 14,901
February 2017 19,206
January 2017 25,279
December 2016 20,395
November 2016 16,158
October 2016 18,243
September 2016 18,419
August 2016 12,002
July 2016 12,698
June 2016 17,086
May 2016 16,817
April 2016 19,728
March 2016 13,235
February 2016 18,895
January 2016 14,279
December 2015 1
November 2015 1,250
October 2015 578
September 2015 4,772
August 2015 6,799
July 2015 5,613

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THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER (PUBLISHED DAILY) PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS, AND OUR RESOURCES. BENDIGO, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 1895. REDUCTION OF RAILWAY FREIGHTS. (Article), Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Wednesday 23 January 1895 [Issue No.12393] page 2 2017-04-27 12:19 (PUBLISHED EAILY/
PROGRESSION, OL'K SIGHTS, AKE OUR RESOURCES.
KEN DIG 0, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, ISO?,.
REDUCTION OF" RAILWAY? £ ,
FREIGHTS'.
Tiiat the annual deficits in the Victorian
on the railways has'been so often proved by '
Assembly on Monday. Mr. Brake moved
desirable in the public interest thaj railway
freights and fares on country lines be re
duced 20 per cent. If any loss occur, it
levied to cover such loss." In the debate
in tlie. main by the .construction_o£ a number
of lines which are unprofitable, and pro
bably will continue unprofitable for an in
definite time to come. This was the result
the State. The Coalition Governments
which reigned from 1S83 to 1890. have,
indeed, much to answer for. But little
advantage is to be derived from a con
to the railways not paying. •, The fact that
"tfts_question~is_h""o"w" to make"them "pay "f 017
if that isiirtipossible, to Avliat extent should
up the logs, ?■ The loss has not been actually
made up at all, because the general revenue
'has been insufficient for , the, purpose, and
the, colony's . finances -have.;; been, yearly
getting worse and worse as; a consequence
of the loss on the railways. Thej income
part of the railway deficit, and the reduc
effected, in- ;order; that;.£20Q,000 'may be
available -to satisfy the cravings j of the
hungry, railway,' deficit'. • Mr.!. 'Brake pro
poses that the freights and fares, onjeountry
lines shall be reduced 20 per cent., and
_fchat_if-_any-loss-result, -direct taxation be
levied to cover it. However much the
public may be desirous of seeing ' freights
rdlish the id^a of further taxation in order
to make up.for a further ,loss .on the rail
'ways. The general revenue is" sufficiently
drawn .upon as itr is. .'Mr. Whee'lerj put the
question in plain terms. He said that'-" in
.the .event...of—the-motion being 'carried,
Government would take to . fill'.the blank
freights and-fares. That reduction involved
a loss of 110 less than £520,000. - The
£900,000 !" Sir James Patterson referred
costly management, and for thdt reason Ire
said he could' not go further with Mr.
reduction of freights and fares was neces
sary, But he added that '' perhaps the
that it should no longer continue." Mr.
Wheeler complimented the present Com
missioners on their efforts to make the rail
could bo economically lowered by cheapen
ing haulage, by cutting down gradients, lay
ing down 801b. steel rails and using " heavy
engines. This opinion was endorsed by Mr.
Styles. Mr. Wheeler considered thatthe traffic
of the [teamsters should he met cither by
municipalities whose roads tlioy used, reviv
next session. In the coursc of his spcech,
Mr. Williams admitted that the freights 011
wheat, grain, flour, straw and chaii'were .10
per cent, heavier in Victoria than in 2s ew
South Wales, and Mr. M'Kenzie subse
Minister conceded the case of' -the .Yictcrinn
farmers. At t!ie same time, Mr. 'M'Kenzie
did not approve «f Mr. Brake's motion, 'as
there were jhany articles - conveyed on the.
"Yictpriiin-lines at-rates which did riot admit
of any copcession being made.
revision of freights" arid fares, with the
anomalies in connection v.*ith freights on the
Bendir;o line as compared with those on the
full of such anomalies, and certainly ousht
to be thoroughly overhauled. Last week
without system. Mr. Duggan said a racing
sulky, which would cost £1 4s (id to carry
for 3s lOd if taken to pieces and made up
in parcels. Mr. M'Coll said if a store
of kerosene from Melbourne lie would be
charged £1 Cs, but if he wanted a ton of
team. Mr. W. Anderson pointed out that
trucks between Flemington and Port Mel
eight trucks the cost -would be £1 2s Gd a
IOs a truck. The consequence was that the
trucks arid losing £5 on the transaction.
Even if the subject bo not actually brought
the greatest amount of traffic, and remov
tor
(PUBLISHED DAILY.)
PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS, AND OUR RESOURCES.
BENDIGO, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 1895.
REDUCTION OF RAILWAY
FREIGHTS.
That the annual deficits in the Victorian
on the railways has been so often proved by
Assembly on Monday. Mr. Brake moved
— "That in the opinion of this House it is
desirable in the public interest that railway
freights and fares on country lines be re-
duced 20 per cent. If any loss occur, it
levied to cover such loss." In the debate
in the main by the construction of a number
of lines which are unprofitable, and pro-
bably will continue unprofitable for an in-
definite time to come. This was the result
the State. The Coalition Governments
which reigned from 1883 to 1890 have,
indeed, much to answer for. But little
advantage is to be derived from a con-
to the railways not paying. The fact that
the question is how to make them pay, or,
if that is impossible, to what extent should
up the loss. The loss has not been actually
made up at all, because the general revenue
has been insufficient for the, purpose, and
the colony's finances have been, yearly
getting worse and worse as a consequence
of the loss on the railways. The income
part of the railway deficit, and the reduc-
effected in order that £200,000 may be
available to satisfy the cravings of the
hungry, railway, deficit. Mr. Brake pro-
poses that the freights and fares, on country
lines shall be reduced 20 per cent., and
that if any loss result, direct taxation be
levied to cover it. However much the
public may be desirous of seeing freights
relish the idea of further taxation in order
to make up for a further loss on the rail-
ways. The general revenue is sufficiently
drawn upon as it is. Mr. Wheeler put the
question in plain terms. He said that "in
the event of the motion being carried,
Government would take to fill the blank
freights and fares. That reduction involved
a loss of no less than £520,000. The
£900,000 !" Sir James Patterson referred
costly management, and for that reason he
said he could not go further with Mr.
reduction of freights and fares was neces-
sary. But he added that '' perhaps the
that it should no longer continue." Mr.
Wheeler complimented the present Com-
missioners on their efforts to make the rail-
could be economically lowered by cheapen-
ing haulage, by cutting down gradients, lay-
ing down 801b. steel rails and using heavy
engines. This opinion was endorsed by Mr.
Styles. Mr. Wheeler considered that the traffic
of the teamsters should be met either by
municipalities whose roads they used, reviv-
next session. In the course of his speech,
Mr. Williams admitted that the freights on
wheat, grain, flour, straw and chaff were 30
per cent. heavier in Victoria than in New
South Wales, and Mr. McKenzie subse-
Minister conceded the case of the Victorian
farmers. At the same time, Mr. McKenzie
did not approve of Mr. Brake's motion, as
there were many articles conveyed on the
Victorian lines at rates which did not admit
of any concession being made.
revision of freights and fares, with the
anomalies in connection with freights on the
Bendigo line as compared with those on the
full of such anomalies, and certainly ought
to be thoroughly overhauled. Last week
without system. Mr. Duggan said a racing
sulky, which would cost £1 4s 6d to carry
for 3s 10d if taken to pieces and made up
in parcels. Mr. McColl said if a store-
of kerosene from Melbourne he would be
charged £1 6s, but if he wanted a ton of
team. Mr. W. Anderson pointed out that
trucks between Flemington and Port Mel-
eight trucks the cost would be £1 2s 6d a
10s a truck. The consequence was that the
trucks and losing £5 on the transaction.
Even if the subject be not actually brought
the greatest amount of traffic, and remov-
tor (sic).
THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER (PUBLISHED DAILY.) PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESOURCES. BENDIGO, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898. THE EXPORT OF FRUIT. (Article), Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Saturday 2 April 1898 [Issue No.13,369] page 4 2017-04-27 11:58 Sale of Horses, etc.—Messrs. L. Mac
pherson, Sternberg and C'o. will sell at their
horses, a gig and set of light harness. The
SALE OF HORSES, ETC.— Messrs. L. Mac-
pherson, Sternberg and Co. will sell at their
horses, a gig and set of light harness. The
THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER (PUBLISHED DAILY.) PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESOURCES. BENDIGO, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898. THE EXPORT OF FRUIT. (Article), Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Saturday 2 April 1898 [Issue No.13,369] page 4 2017-04-27 11:57 RECENT PATENTS.—Messrs. Edward ^\
Melbourne, have filed the following application3
31st tilt. Improved lever jack—w. Trewhella,
Trentham. 25til ilarch, provisional. Safety
grip for mining cages—H. J. Hilton, Main
street, G'hiltern, i'OLh March, provisional.
—T. Cleveland, Sbiptoa, 29th March, complete.
Horseless vehicle—Messrs. Radford, Tucker
and Singleton, Diniboola, 29th March, pro
visional. Manufacture of explosives—C. G.
London, 30th March, complete. Reclining
chairs -Messrs. Rankin and Lindsay, Ottawa,
30lh March, complete.
Sal* at Goldk^-squakk. — Measrs. Jas.
Andrew and Co., auctioneers, wilt sell on the
premises, Burn-Street, off Mackenzie-street,
Golden-square, on Tucsdaj-, at 12 o'clock, house
Sals of Artistic Marble Goods.—Mr. J.
IT. Curnow announces that the whole of the
Important Sale oy Properties.—In our
of several sale.-; of city and suburban properties
pj.st 12 o'clock by Messrs. G. H. Hobson and'
Important Sale of a Dealer's Stock.—
Messrs. Jas. Andrew ami Co. will sell at their
lionis oil Monday at 10.30 sharp four trucks of
est.ite of a dealer. This will be one of the
RECENT PATENTS.— Messrs. Edward
Melbourne, have filed the following applications
31st ult. Improved lever jack — W. Trewhella,
Trentham, 25th March, provisional. Safety
grip for mining cages — H. J. Hilton, Main
street, Chiltern, 29th March, provisional.
— T. Cleveland, Skipton, 29th March, complete.
Horseless vehicle — Messrs. Radford, Tucker
and Singleton, Dimiboola, 29th March, pro-
visional. Manufacture of explosives — C. G.
London, 30th March, complete. Reclining
chairs — Messrs. Rankin and Lindsay, Ottawa,
30th March, complete.
SALE AT GOLDEN SQUARE.— Messrs. Jas.
Andrew and Co., auctioneers, wil sell on the
premises, Burn-Street, off Mackenzie-street,
Golden-square, on Tuesday, at 12 o'clock, house-
R. Allen, deceased.
SALE OF ARTISTIC MARBLE GOODS.— Mr. J.
H. Curnow announces that the whole of the
IMPORTANT PROPERTIES.— In our
of several sales of city and suburban properties
past 12 o'clock by Messrs. G. H. Hobson and
IMPORTANT SALE OF A DEALER'S STOCK.—
Messrs. Jas. Andrew and Co. will sell at their
rooms on Monday at 10.30 sharp four trucks of
estate of a dealer. This will be one of the
THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER (PUBLISHED DAILY.) PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESOURCES. BENDIGO, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898. THE EXPORT OF FRUIT. (Article), Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Saturday 2 April 1898 [Issue No.13,369] page 4 2017-04-27 10:52 Easter Dramatic" Season-. — The Royal
M'Mahon, when the Easter dramatic season
will lie inaugurated by a strong company from
in the powerful drama, " Man to if an/'' Dur
ing the season the popular dramas, " Work and
Wages" arid " The Terrors of Paris," will be
Hiisninn PoTTnnv.—The half-yearly meeting
of shareholders, which was to have hc-en held at
the company's oince, Ep:oni, yesterday,
hpsed for want of a quorum.
Fhivcratioj." Leaofe.—A meeting of the
committee of the Bendigo branch of tl.e Federa
tion League was held in Mr. J. If. Curnow's
ofiice on Thursday evening ; Mr. A. S. Bailes,
II.P., in the chair. Sundry items of business
vote having been disposed of, a committee
of the meeting convened by the ma3'or for Wed
Ax Outino.—The annual picnic of the
Quarry Hill Weslevan Sunday School was held
at the Botanical Gardens, White Hills, 0:1
Wednesday, when about SO scholars and
friends were present. Owing to the kindness
success. After tea the popular and energetic
superintendent (Mr. J. B. Edwards) took two
Ben'dkjo Jockey Club.—The committee will
meet on Monday aft»:noon to frame the pro
•June. Tenders for roofing the grandstand and
shed in the carriage paddock will rc-ceive atten
tion. Various improvements to the course and
up-to-dale steward's stand and secretary's
Kangaroo Flat Fire Brigade. — The
monthly meeting of members was held lust
was a fair attendance. Foreman K. Jones re
recent demonstration. Messrs. J. Anderson
the captain. It was decided to take part in
the Faster Fair procession. The secretary
(Mr. A. Waugli) reported that the tickets for
the forthcoming social were being rapidly dis
posed of. The captain reported that he at
Association at Wa'Tnambool during the recent
The Art Gallery.—During the past month
7,071 persons visited this popular place of re
sort, including 1,1S3 on Sundays.
Musical.—Mr. C. H. Ring announces to
students that in order to fulfil his engage
Tub Austral Competitions.—The liou.
secretaries of the Austral Competition notify hy
advei tisement to ail intending competitors that
kidy Madden will distribute the prizes >1
the successful ones. They also wish to notify
that Mr. August Siede, honorary conductor
have been appointed judges of music and elocu
tion rasnsctivelv.
L.\ur.r.L Text, I.O.R., Ooi.des-sqitaiik.—
Tho qii ii'tcily meeting was h-lii on I'nc.-ilay,
C.U. Bro. If. 0. KSJticknap in the rhair. Four
members declared on and three oif the sick
fund. Medical tenders from Drs. 0. Tenfold,
H. L. Atkinson and W. H. James were ac
cepted. It was decided to send a cricket team
toM&Idon on Sih instant to play Hope of Tarran
gower Tent. Bro. H. W. James, representative
ot the business transacted at the annual meeting
held at Geelong in Februar\f. It was unani
mously resolved that Bro. James be elected de
legate to the annual meeting to be he'd at Ben
digo in 189?. The toast of "Our Delegate"
was proposed by the secretary", seconded by Bro.
J. H. Williams, and carried" with acclamation.
In consequence of the date of jiixt Meeting
falling on EasterTuesday, it vas decided tolio'd
it on the Hth instant instead oi the i'2ih.
home by the brethren. One guinea WM donated
to the juvenile anniversary fi\nr}. Tho following
oiSeers were elected Invite, Bro. F. WagsUfi,
rice Bro, E. Ef. Lanyon, resigned; auditors, Bros.
..^.E.Msvrtinand W. Yigus (re-elected); judicial
committee, Bro3. J. Harkness,W. J. Henderson,
D. Porter and D. Smith, re-elected." A letter
of condolence "was ordered, be sent to
the frjends of lntg i>ro. jas. Middling"
Three candidatgq wv? initiated and five pro
position^ ioi; membership received. The re
ceipts for the evening were £91 4s fid.
Miners' Association* Lew.—A levy of six
purchase money paid to Member .C. ffu.ns.tjn.
The levy is payable on or be ore Satuydsy, lGlh
Guano Vocal and Ii-jHtHVmental Concet.t.
By reference U> cur amusement column it will
be noticed that Mr, E. K. 6. Andrews will give
another ot his popular concerts in the Masonic
Hall on 28th inst. Missijaegi? S.tiyling, the
favorite vocalist, and Mr.,\\\T. Barker, A.Il.A. M,
the eminent solo Uavpist, have been engaged.
Mr. Andrew3 will also have the assistance of
Miss Hansen-Knarhiiias solo violiniste, and Miss
her dtbut as a vocalist. Miss Alice Crawford will
give several recitations, and Mes.-rs. W. Tinkler
and J. Gray will also tal^e part. The r>ro
tramme will include sensations by a vocal quar
tette and Mr, Andrews's orchestra. Further
particulars will be advertised shottly.
Qoaktzopolis Lodge, A.O.D.—The fort
nightly meeting of this lodge wa3 held on Thurs
day night. Seven new members wpxe initiated,
and several propositions v.ore received 'for
honorary and t\eneftt membership. After
geuii'A'' businosa harmony was indulged in,
Messrs. Warren, King, Tcmby and others con
tributing. This lodge has the largest member
of the metropolis. j
Wksi.f.yan- Sunday School, ForvEST-STREET. j
—The 44th anniversary will lie celebrated to
morrow. The scholars nave Wn actively
rehearsing nv:s\sal selections, and the preachers
are the Revs, Powell, llittorioh and Nealc.
Ciiukcxi op CiuilST.—Services will be held in
the Masonic Ilall, Eiglehawk, every Sunday at
A Ss'tMON to You.sr; Men.—To-morrow even
ing in St. Andrew's Church the licv. A. S. Cr I
Hoia Cross Con'vknt. — Persons desirous of
the Holy Cross Convent, Daylcsford. The cur
riculum comprises the various hv-ssiohes of a
high English ednejvVioii, with various extra sub- j
jssgt? v^enU&ned'in the Advertisement.
licia-cA UosHtalFiVte.'—'Tiiis/e/i?, at which ;
£50 will be distributed in prices, will take place |
on Thutsdayi 2'flsfe\t.st. Entries for the yaiious
events close tyi 7th April.
UsixEb Sc!shay. Sojioots'- Piosi?,-piq
nic of the.UuitecVSiyid^v SkV<«oi owkbi>» the
district' \vill % hoW nt A*cthl* -oa o00(1 Friday.
Special tt'atns wu ['live Bcndigo at D and 10
ftilUii 6»'„ will return at 5.110 and G.30 p.m.
The fares are advertised,
um Australian Wickets.—
Biehardson, tho English express bowler, has
volume of the " Encyclopedia of Sport." He
lias one or two references to bowling on
Australian wickots, which, if they have not
noting as indicating what, in the opinion ol
undoubted auihonty on the subject, are the
chief diliiiulties the English bowler h.\s to eon
tend with under the changed conditions. "On
the extraordinarily ha"d, ti i\<'- v. iokets which
prevail in Austr.'dhi," he .--avs, " the fast bowler
cannot i.:e considered a great success. He has
greater speed with which the ball "travel.--,
making what would be a good length k-.li
almost lull volley, orat any rate one that lends
itself to bo driven. In l^aglaiul it is a hard
laik to bowl oui. good batsmen, l>ut in Australia
till: t.eeo,;.e- herculean."
rlcest Fatf.sts.—Messrs. Edward ^\uter3
EASTER DRAMATIC SEASON.— The Royal
McMahon, when the Easter dramatic season
will be inaugurated by a strong company from
in the powerful drama, "Man to Man.'' Dur-
ing the season the popular dramas, "Work and
Wages" and " The Terrors of Paris," will be
BENDIGO POTTERY.— The half-yearly meeting
of shareholders, which was to have was held at
the company's office, yesterday, Epsom, yesterday
lapsed for want of a quorum.
FEDERATION LEAGUE.— A meeting of the
committee of the Bendigo branch of the Federa-
tion League was held in Mr. J. H. Curnow's
office on Thursday evening ; Mr. A. S. Bailes,
M.P., in the chair. Sundry items of business
vote having been disposed of a committee
of the meeting convened by the mayor for Wed-
AN OUTING.— The annual picnic of the
Quarry Hill Wesleyan Sunday School was held
at the Botanical Gardens, White Hills, on
Wednesday, when about 80 scholars and
friends were present. Owing to the kindness
success. After tea the popular and energetic
superintendent (Mr. J. B. Edwards) took two
BENDIGO JOCKEY CLUB.— The committee will
meet on Monday afternoon to frame the pro-
June. Tenders for roofing the grandstand and
shed in the carriage paddock will receive atten-
tion. Various improvements to the course and
up-to-date steward's stand and secretary's
KANGAROO FLAT FIRE BRIGADE. — The
monthly meeting of members was held last
was a fair attendance. Foreman F. Jones re-
being successful in the discipline contest at the
recent demonstration. Messrs. J. Anderson
the captain. It was decided to take part in
the Easter Fair procession. The secretary
(Mr. A. Waugh) reported that the tickets for
the forthcoming social were being rapidly dis-
posed of. The captain reported that he at-
Association at Warrnambool during the recent
THE ART GALLERY.— During the past month
7,071 persons visited this popular place of re-
sort, including 1,188 on Sundays.
MUSICAL.— Mr. C. H. Ring announces to
students that in order to fulfil his engage-
THE AUSTRAL COMPETITIONS.— The house
secretaries of the Austral Competition notify by
advertisment to all intending competitors that
Lady Madden will distribute the prizes to
the successful ones. They also wish to notify
that Mr. August Siede, honorary conductor
have been appointed judges of music and elocu-
tion respectively.
LAUREL TENT, I.O.R., GOLDEN-SQUARE.—
The quarterly meeting was held on Tuesday,
C.R. Bro. H.C. Entrickap in the chair. Four
members declared on and three off the sick
fund. Medical tenders from Drs. O. Penfold,
H. L. Atkinson and W. H. James were ac-
cepted. It was decided to send a cricket team
to Maldon on 8th instant to play Hope of Tarran-
gower Tent. Bro. H. W. James, representative
of the business transacted at the annual meeting
held at Geelong in February. It was unani-
mously resolved that Bro. James be elected de-
legate to the annual meeting to be held at Ben-
digo in 1899. The toast of "Our Delegate"
was proposed by the secretary , seconded by Bro.
J. H. Williams, and carried with acclamation.
In consequence of the date of next meeting
falling on EasterTuesday, it was decided to hold
it on the 14th instant instead of th 12th.
home by the brethren. One guinea was donated
to the juvenile anniversary fund. The following
officers were elected :— Levite, Bro. F. Wagstaff,
vice Bro, E. H. Lanyon, resigned; auditors, Bros.
A.E. Martin and W. Virgus (re-elected); judical
committee, Bros. J. Harkness, W.J. HJenderson
D. Porter anbd D. Smith, re-elected. A letter
of condolence was ordered to be sent to
the friends of late Bro. Jas. Middling.
Three candidates were intimated and five pro-
posttions for membersbhip received. The re-
ceipts for the evening were £9 1s 6d.
MINERS' ASSOCIATION LEVY.— A levy of six-
purchase money paid to Member C. Hansen.
The levy is payable on or be ore Saturday, 16th
GRAND VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT.
By reference to our amusement column it will
be noticed that Mr. E. R. G. Andrews will give
another of his popular concerts in the Masonic
Hall on 28th inst. Miss Maggie Stirling, the
favorite vocalist, and Mr. W.T. Barker, A.R.A.M.,
the eminent solo harpist, have been engaged.
Mr. Andrews will also have the assistance of
Miss Hansen-Knarhöias solo violiniste, and Miss
her debut as a vocalist. Miss Alice Crawford will
give several recitations, and Messrs. W. Tinkler
and J. Gray will also take part. The pro-
gramme will include sensations by a vocal quar-
tette and Mr. Andrews's orchestra. Further
particulars will be advertised shortly.
QUARTZOPOLIS LODGE, A.O.D.— The fort-
nightly meeting of this lodge was held on Thurs-
day night. Seven new members were initiated,
and several propositions were received for
honorary and benefit membership. After
general business harmony was indulged in,
Messrs. Warren, King, Temby and others con-
tributing. This lodge has the largest member-
of the metropolis.
WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL, FOREST-STREET.
— The 44th anniversary will be celebrated to-
morrow. The scholars have been actively
rehearsing musical selections, and the preachers
are the Revs. Powell, Ditterich and Neale.
CHURCH OF CHRIST.— Services will be held in
the Masonic Hall, Eglehawk, every Sunday at
A SERMON TO YOUNG MEN.— To-morrow even-
ing in St. Andrew's Church the Rev. A. S. C.
HOLY CROSS CONVENT. — Persons desirous of
the Holy Cross Convent, Daylesford. The cur-
riculum comprises the various branches of a
high English education, with various exta sub-
jects mentioned in the advertisement.
ECHUCA HOSPITAL FETE.— This fete, at which
£50 will be distributed in prices, will take place
on Thursday, 21st inst. Entries for the various
events close on 7th April.
UNITED SUNDAY SCHOOLS' PICNIC. — The pic-
nic of the United Sunday school children of the
district will be held at Axedale on Good Friday.
Special trains will leave Bendigo at 9 and 10
a.m. and will return at 5.30 and 6.30 p.m.
The fairs are advertised.
RICHARDSON ON AUSTRALIAN WICKETS.—
Richardson, the English express bowler, has
volume of the " Encyclopedia of Sport." He
has one or two references to bowling on
Australian wickets, which, if they have not
noting as indicating what, in the opinion of
undoubted authority on the subject, are the
chief difficulties the English bowler has to con-
tend with under the changed conditions. "On
the extraordinarily hard wickets which
prevail in Australia." he says "the fast bowler
cannot be considered a great success. He has
greater speed with which the ball travels,
making what would be a good length ball
almost half volley, or at any rate one that lends
itself to be driven. In England it is a hard
task to bowl out good batsmen, but in Aistralia
that becomes herculean."
RECENT PATENTS.—Messrs. Edward ^\
THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER (PUBLISHED DAILY.) PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESOURCES. BENDIGO, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898. THE EXPORT OF FRUIT. (Article), Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Saturday 2 April 1898 [Issue No.13,369] page 4 2017-04-27 09:54 RHE NELSON GUNS.— Platforms are being
Resignation of the R-f.v. A. Hicks.—It
will be learned with surprise and rogret by the
tho general public of every circuit in which he
church to the Bible Chri=tian Conference, and
that this has been accepted. In accepting his
resignation frotn the imp.istfy (wfjfces the Clunes
Oifuycltw), the conference has done so ■svitli
own free will and at his own instance. They
have given him the highest creflenVi^la for
ability, seal, faithfulness, energy and activity
in' his pdst'ot-al duties. Testimony therein is
horng to his capability as a preaoher, to his
unweariod industry in the work of the ministry,
the requirements of hia position have been dis
years. We may add that Chmes was the
second • circuit in which Mr, Hioka was
-tocatcd. when aa a probationer he entered the
ministry of the Bible Christian Church. His
appointment two years ago to the superin
tendence of the Clunes circuit gavo unlimited
satisfaction to hia many friends here, both in
fully justified by their experience of hira since.
It will lie of interest to those who Know and
appreciate the vev, gentleman that his resigna
tion has been purely for f unily reasons, and at
where, whilst engaging in commercial pursuit?,
his servicc3 in the Methodist or other de
The English Mail.—The 4^sadia,
wit's iinglts'ii mail dates io 4th" -Matoil, urrived
at Albany oil Thursday. * Tho'mails will be de
livered in Be'ndigo oh Tuesday.
The Austral Liteeart* asd Dcratiko
Society.—The ordinary meeting \y,i3 hold on
Bolton) presidetl. The :it'e^i' 0)1 the syllabus
was a p.i'pftr on " Vaccination" Jtn.'
sni.V.ley. sftMcUflr, which -.vss very . latent,g
and inslt'UcUve, At; i.l»» "previous meeting Mr.
T. W. Wa ren, who has spent some yeiirs in
India, read a paper ent itpd, " (.[liniiiafiii of Indian
Life." The subject was handled in a moat ex
cellent manner. His description of Indian
sconery and cities was si treat. Numerous
anecdotes, humorous and other .vise, were given,
a.id the paper proved to be one of the best of
the pre.seni. ieiies.
Girr l'ot.in: Coukt.—Messrs. J. 0. Edwards
and M. Tankard, .Is.L'., presided yesterdav.
One inebriate was discharged as it was hi;; first
appearance. Several small debt eases were dis
posed of and the court then adjourned. Sub
sequently {-he ni.Tjistrr.U-n r.M siyfetl at the lunar?
ward oi iho hor.juai and remanded a patient,
who wi'ta too weak t'j he reituved, for a w eek.
Good Fkidav Iu<:ht Conckkt.— As will be
seen by adveitisement Me'i-rs. Bindley and
their concert. It is seldom that sneh p,rrr.V
of .<ri-is's visit* or.r city. thi: im'i'te wi!I no
doubt appreoi ite thu'elibrts of tiio" directors uy
attending in large numbers. The box plan
will be opens.1 this morning at PreseoU's, Mit
ohcll-iitreet, tvherc seat? tan be reserved with
out extra charge,
Citv Council.—There was )>o meeting of tho
Tin: Eastek Excaupmest.—BalUrat will
decidedly be enfett. at Easter. The attrac
tions will be various and unique. The encamp
city and the manoeuvres will come off a short
distance south. Between 5,00Cand 6,000 troflps
of all arm3 are expected to muster and will make
an imposing spectacle. Ample arrangements
contingencies. The Chinese will make a display
in favor cf the numerous charities in a way
imported at great expense. The riflo competi
tion will take place at Lake Burrnmbeet or Lake
Learmonth oil Good Friday, and the sham fight
on Saturday. On Easter Sunday there will be
run at short intervals at cheap fares. Monday
teiminate in a parting Im;ch at the Town Hall.
THE NELSON GUNS.— Platforms are being
RESIGNATION OF THE REV A HICKS.— It
will be learned with surprise and regret by the
the general public of every circuit in which he
church to the Bible Christian Conference, and
that this has been accepted. In accepting his
resignation from the ministry (writes the Clunes
Guardian), the conference has done so with
own free will and at his own instance. They
have given him the highest credentials for
ability, zeal, faithfulness, energy and activity
in his pastoral duties. Testimony therein is
borne to his capability as a preacher, to his
unwearied industry in the work of the ministry,
the requirements of his position have been dis-
years. We may add that Clunes was the
second circuit in which Mr. Hicks was
located, when as a probationer he entered the
ministry of the Bible Christian Church. His
appointment two years ago to the superin-
tendence of the Clunes circuit gave unlimited
satisfaction to his many friends here, both in
fully justified by their experience of him since.
It will be of interest to those who know and
appreciate the rev. gentleman that his resigna-
tion has been purely for family reasons, and at
where, whilst engaging in commercial pursuits
his services in the Methodist or other de-
THE ENGLISH MAIL.— The R.M.S. Arcadia,
with English mail dates to 4th March, arrived
at Albany on Thursday. The mails will be de-
livered in Bendigo on Tuesday.
THE AUSTRAL LITERARY AND DEBATING
SOCIETY.— The ordinary meeting was held on
Bolton) presided. The item on the syllabus
was a paper on "Vacation" by Mr. Jtn.
Smalley, solicitor which was very interesting
and instructive. At the previous meeting Mr.
T.W. Warren, who has spent some years in
India, read a paper entitled "Glimpse of Indian
Life." The subject was handled in a most ex-
cellent manner. His description of Indian
scenery and cities was a treat. Numerous
anecdotes, humorous and otherwise, were given,
and the paper proved to be one of the best of
the present series.
CITY POLICE COURT.— Messrs. J. G. Edwards
and M. Tankard, Js.P., presided yesterday.
One inebriate was discharged as it was his first
appearance. Several small debt cases were dis-
posed of and the court then adjourned. Sub-
sequently the magistrate attendended at the lunacy
ward of the hospital and remanded a patient,
who was too weak to be removed for a week.
GOOD FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT.— As will be
seen by advertisement Messrs. Bindley and
their concert. It is seldom that such an array
of artists visits our city, and the public will no
doubt appreciate the effort of the directors by
attending in large numbers. The box plan
will be opened this morning at Prescotts's, Mitc-
chell-street, where seats can be reserved with-
out extra charge.
CITY COUNCIL.—There was no meeting of the
THE EASTER ENCAMPMENT.— Ballarat will
decidely be en fete at Easter. The attrac-
tions will be various and unique. The encamp-
city and the manœuvres will come off a short
distance south. Between 5,000 and 6,000 troops
of all arms are expected to muster and will make
an imposing spectacle. Ample arrangements
contingencies. The Chinese will make a display
in favor of the numerous charities in a way
imported at great expense. The rifle competi-
tion will take place at Lake Burrumbeet or Lake
Learmonth on Good Friday, and the sham fight
on Saturday. On Easter Sunday there will be
run at short intervals at cheap fares. Monday
teiminate in a parting march at the Town Hall.
THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER (PUBLISHED DAILY.) PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESOURCES. BENDIGO, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898. THE EXPORT OF FRUIT. (Article), Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Saturday 2 April 1898 [Issue No.13,369] page 4 2017-04-26 12:43 (VOBLISriBD DAFLf.)
fKooaisssios, ous k:gh rs akc ock biisoupo'.h.
BEX DIG 0, SATURDAY, APllJL 2. 1398.
Fruitgrowing is an industry peculiarly
irrigation vrorks of the colony being in every
way suited for growing a wi •'a range of
fruits to the greatest perfection. The proof
of these facts has been shown at every agri
back. The importance, too, of a largo ex
settlement, of employing labor and of add
is universally admitted. Yet the export in
Thit it should be so after what the State
far iu excess of what they should be. This
eifect upon growers, aud the difficulty has
problem. But the only result achieved has
to growers in not pulling the fruit; at the
I roper time, to careless handling and to
fauliy packing. Rough handling in tia.ua
fuiring the casus to tho railways, and the want
steamers, insufficient ventilation in tha cool
factors in the failure of fruit export. Suc
cessful export is of such immense import
ance to Victoria that even under the ad
verse circumstances so far, efforts are not
Fruitgrowers' Association, At this gather
a federal poir.S of view. His remarks
r, wrong woijld be done to growers who had
been encouraged to produco fruit. To his
mind a great reformation was wanted in th#
railway ■ sy.-teni, so that fruit could be
the world. This, he thought, could be
export upon a sounder baiis than individual
states coqld, Amongst otfcpr business the
conference decided to request the Govern
the Vegetation Diseases Act. With
dissentients. The ravages of insect pests
Uliles? decided steps are taken for their
eradication, niauy fi'uit II1,agivp up
the struggle against them in despair. It
was also ' made a recommendation to the
conversant witty frpit growing and ffuit
diseases should be appointee! to act jn cor.r
junction with them, as mora inspectors were
required. The necessity for greater facilities
at the Spencar-street Railway Station for
discharging friiit cargo was also pointed out.
In the report of Mr. Sinclair, the Govern
ment XjcmdQn produce espert, fruit grower's
This proposal, which may bo regarded na a
step in tho right direction, was approved
by the conference, tho coat of the
the subject of discussion, and tho Minister
to make experiments with fruit on. shore
under similar conditions to those on ship
board, in crdar that so?'!0 ch?ck might be
put upoii operations iu the eooi chambers
which were kept secret. It' was pointed
four or five months in dry cellars, and occa
sional shipments of [nut were just as
marked a slicces's, Lil. Iji'ormwJ
tho conference that ho ami others had
realised £i per case, From this it nviy be
on all occasions on shipboaul there would
have been fewer failures in shipments. As
a matter of so much importance as the tran
sit of fruit, it passed a resolution that tho
para ill t)>e handling on the railways of fruit
intended for export, and to impress upon
shipping companies' the necessity of their
tho cool chambers. These two causes of
complaint may bo accepted as the chief
weaknesses if, c&iineetion '.v:th Ihs export
trade. Let thorn bo remedied, and let
and" the fruit export trade wijl mo^t as
<sur$ll(y advnjicp rapidly,
PROTECTION FROM PISE. j
Is view of the proposed amalgamation of |
the local fire brigades—and whether or not
this proposal bo carried into efi'ect—the time
skirts of the city. We refer to the very
pronounced want of telephonic communica
tion. During the past three months there
has been a record of lire alarms, and several
been established any dircot communi
cation either uith the central tower
This is not as it should be. Life and
property in outlying centres should bo as
city. This couk'. be effected at a compara
tively small cost. Ail that is required is
that (say) three or four alarm bells be
fact to the watchman in the tower who, in
an outlying district, the great diSiculty was
to let the watchman (or the firemen
by his communication) know the locale
of the fire, and by the time tb.;
firemen arrived on the scene, in soy eral
were totally destroyed. At a recent fire
avoided had something like dircct communi
number of citizens who are .at present with
out the means of piompt communication
Eight 1'ages —T i-day's issue consists of
Rumored Strike at Meszies.—The wife
of i Bendigo miner, who has been working at
Menzies, West- Australia, yesterday received a
miners there had gone out 011 strike.
Ti:» Rec;:n"t Hotel Rohbejues. — The
against the two young men. Charles Wilks and
Charles Kemp, who are suspected of being im
plicated in the robberies at "the Queen and
remand 011 a charge of vagrancy. It is stated
that 011 Tuesday evening the men purchased a
black enamelled tin hat box, and notwithstand
to find out where it has been left bv them. As
it is possible that this bo:-: may afford a good
to communicate with Detective M'l'herson.
An Interesting Ceremony.— Last evening
M U.I O.O.F., were unveiled in the Oddfel
lows' Hail in the presence of a number of mem
bers of tiie order. The ceremony was per
Johns. P.P G.Ms. Subsequently on !hc invita
the officers ar.d brethren adjourned to the Odd
pirtaken of, Mr. Lun.i occupying the chair.
all the speakers making complimentary re
Na.ael in carrying out his contract. During Hie
•veiling songs were rjndered by Bros. Ninniss,
Houston. Christensen and N.tgel.
The Easter Fair.—On Thursday afternoon
Klondyke Festival was held at, the Town Hall.
There was a full attendance, including a num
ber of the hospital female musing staff. Mis^
Lucy Harkness presided, and iliss A. Heinz
acted as hnn. secretary. F ivorablc reports
special display and have a suitable entertain
by the mayoress of Melbourne. The music il
Paul H 'cklt'inin, assisted by the Misses Rogers
and Miss Kiif'"lcr. A cunitnuiiicntion was re
ie:vcd Mrs A AiSaojireHgniugher jw«Hi«n
as joint lion, secretary in consequence of a
bereavement in her family. The resignation was
passed to Mrs. Allsop for her past services. It
the meeting closed. Entries for the fire brigade
The Ne:.so:< Ccxs.—Platforms arc being
erccted in the reserve rear the conservatory fur
the cutis from the Nelson, recently presented to
The'Weather. —Yes'.erday the weather
was fine and pleasant. The readings
Thermometer, 9 a.m., 04'; 12 noon, 74°; 3
p.m., 82°; 0 p.m., 77°; maximum, 84*;
minimum, 5t°. Barometer, 9 a.m., 29*44;
12 noon, 2022; 3 p.m., 29*12; G p.m.,
28*01.
Bcsh Fire Reliev Fc.n*d.—The hoa. secre
acknowledges the receipt of the fulkr.viiig
parcels :—From Mrs. Thomasi California j
Mrs. Fortune, Muskem- (the can tents of these
wiire sent away some time ago); from Mrs.
Maekay, Mrs. Harkness, Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. <1.
H. Craig, a neighbor, no name, Sympathis
ing Poverty, no name, Sympathiser, Olive,
Alice and Eric Jefferson Connelly. The
From Mrs. Beavjs, Callarian, 5s; JJisa Millett,
5a; also a bedstead and palliasse from Mrs.
Harris Purcell. The contents of the latter
parcels provided a nice supply of suitable cloth
given by Mr. Whiteside. It will leave Ben
digo station this morning. Mrs. Craig desires
to return warm thanks, in the name q{ the
kind response to the Utost appea), and to all
vri,o have supported and assisted throughout
(PUBLISHED DAILY.)
PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESOURCES.
BENDIGO, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898.
FRUITGROWING is an industry peculiarly
irrigation works of the colony being in every
way suited for growing a wide range of
fruits to the greatest perfection. The proof
of these facts has been shown at every agri-
back. The importance, too, of a large ex-
settlement, of employing labor and of add-
is universally admitted. Yet the export in-
That it should be so after what the State
far in excess of what they should be. This
eifect upon growers, and the difficulty has
problem. But the only result achieved has
to growers in not pulling the fruit at the
proper time, to careless handling and to
faulty packing. Rough handling in trans-
ferring the cases to the railways, and the want
steamers, insufficient ventilation in the cool
factors in the failure of fruit export. Suc-
cessful export is of such immense import-
ance to Victoria that even under the ad-
verse circumstances so far efforts are not
Fruitgrowers' Association. At this gather-
a federal point of view. His remarks
a wrong would be done to growers who had
been encouraged to produce fruit. To his
mind a great reformation was wanted in the
railway system, so that fruit could be
the world. This, he thought, could be
export upon a sounder basis than individual
states could. Amongst other business the
conference decided to request the Govern-
the Vegetation Diseases Act. With
dissentients. The ravages of insect pests
unless decided steps are taken for their
eradication, many fruit growers may give up
the struggle against them in despair. It
was also made a recommendation to the
conversant witty fruit growing and fruit
diseases should be appointed to act in con-
junction with them, as more inspectors were
required. The necessity for greater facilities
at the Spencer-street Railway Station for
discharging fruit cargo was also pointed out.
In the report of Mr. Sinclair, the Govern-
ment London produce exert, fruit growers
This proposal, which may be regarded as a
step in the right direction, was approved
by the conference, the cost of the
the subject of discussion, and the Minister
to make experiments with fruit on shore
under similar conditions to those on ship-
board, in order that some check might
put upon operations in the cool chambers
which were kept secret. It was pointed
four or five months in dry cellars, and occa-
sional shipments of fruit were just as
marked a success. Mr. ??? informed
the conference that he and others had
realised £1 per case. From this it may be
on all occasions on shipboard there would
have been fewer failures in shipments. As
a matter of so much importance as the tran-
sit of fruit, it passed a resolution that the
care in the handling on the railways of fruit
intended for export , and to impress upon
shipping companies the necessity of their
the cool chambers. These two causes of
complaint may be accepted as the chief
weaknesses in connection with the export
trade. Let them be remedied, and let
and the fruit export trade will most as-
surdly advance rapidly.
PROTECTION FROM FIRE.
IN VIEW of the proposed amalgamation of
the local fire brigades — and whether or not
this proposal bo carried into effect — the time
skirts of the city. We refer to the very
pronounced want of telephonic communica-
tion. During the past three months there
has been a record of fire alarms, and several
been established any direct communi-
cation either with the central tower
This is not as it should be. Life and
property in outlying centres should be as
city. This could be effected at a compara-
tively small cost. All that is required is
that (say) three or four alarm bells be
fact to the watchman in the tower who, in
an outlying district, the great difficulty was
to let the watchman (or the firemen
by his communication know the locale
of the fire, and by the time the
firemen arrived on the scene, in several
were totally destroyed. At a recent fire
avoided had something like direct communi-
number of citizens who are at present with
out the means of prompt communication
EIGHT PAGES.— To-day's issue consists of
RUMOURED STRIKE AT MENZIES.— The wife
of a Bendigo miner, who has been working at
Menzies, West Australia, yesterday received a
miners there had gone out on strike.
THE RECENT HOTEL ROBBERIES.— The
against the two young men. Charles Wilks and
Charles Kemp, who are suspected of being im-
plicated in the robberies at the Queen and
remand on a charge of vagrancy. It is stated
that on Tuesday evening the men purchased a
black enamelled tin hat box, and notwithstand-
to find out where it has been left by them. As
it is possible that this box be afford a good
to communicate with Detective McPherson.
AN INTERESTING CEREMONY.— Last evening
M U.I O.O.F., were unveiled in the Oddfel-
lows' Hall in the presence of a number of mem-
bers of the order. The ceremony was per-
Johns. P. P G.Ms. Subsequently on the invita-
the officers and brethren adjourned to the Odd-
partaken of, Mr. Lunn occupying the chair.
all the speakers making complimentary re-
Nagel in carrying out his contract. During the
evening songs were rendered by Bros. Ninniss,
Houston Christensen and Nagal.
THE EASTER FAIR.— On Thursday afternoon
Klondyke Festival was held at the Town Hall.
There was a full attendance, including a num-
ber of the hospital female musing staff. Miss
Lucy Harkness presided, and Miss A. Heinz
acted as hon. secretary. Favorable reports
special display and have a suitable entertain-
by the mayoress of Melbourne. The music
Paul Backlleman, assisted by the Misses Rogers
and Miss Kilfeder. A communication was re-
ceived from Mr. Allsop resigning her position
as joint hon. secretary in consequence of a
bereavement in her family. The resignation was
passed to Mrs. Allsop for her past services. It
the meeting closed. Entries for the fire brigade
RHE NELSON GUNS.— Platforms are being
erected in the reserve rear the conservatory for
the guns from the Nelson, recently presented to
THE WEATHER.— Yesterday the weather
was fine and pleasant. The readings
Thermometer, 9 a.m., 64°; 12 noon, 74°; 3
p.m., 82°; 6 p.m., 77°; maximum, 84°;
minimum, 5¼°. Barometer, 9 a.m., 29.44;
12 noon, 29.22; 3 p.m., 29-12; 6 p.m.,
28.91.
BUSH FIRE RELIEF FUND.— The hon. secre-
acknowledges the receipt of the following
parcels :— From Mrs. Thomas, California Gully;
Mrs. Fortune, Muskerry (the contents of these
were sent away some time ago); from Mrs.
Mackay, Mrs. Harkness, Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. J.
H. Craig, a neighbor, no name, Sympathis-
ing Poverty, no name, Sympathiser, Olive,
Alice and Eric Jefferson Connelly. The
From Mrs. Beavis, Collarian, 5s; Miss Millett,
5s; also a bedstead and palliasse from Mrs.
Harris Purcell. The contents of the latter
parcels provided a nice supply of suitable cloth-
given by Mr. Whiteside. It will leave Ben-
digo station this morning. Mrs. Craig desires
to return warm thanks, in the name of the
kind response to the latest appeal and to all
who have supported and assisted throughout
THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER. (PUBLISHED DAILY.) PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESOURCES. BENDIGO, FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 1903. THE REFORM BILL (Article), Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Friday 13 February 1903 [Issue No.14834] page 2 2017-04-26 12:02 Typhoid Ftttse.—The city lias for some
time been earnirg an unenviable notoriety
for tlio prevalence" of typhoid. Not a little
of it cati'be.trscod to tlio gss of lite fearfully
impure water which If being: supplied to the
citizens. At present there are 29 cai.es in
tlio Bendigo Hospital, while almost all thu
■with the disease. .
Appeal Case.—The Miners' Association
committeo last evening considered the case
accident some time ago. He went to work
■ without: permission, and found himself un
able to | continue. His application to be
a<*ain put on the funds was refused, and he
decided; to remit the question to the com
mittee, iwitli power to vote a sum o£ 11101103
a3 a donation. Mr. W. E- Kowe moved
"that i£7; be granted, and after considerable
•Fouko Dead.—Gilbert Harrison, 52 years
of aire, a patient in the lunacy ward of the
hospital! was found dead in his coll by
AVardsmlau Johnston, at 7.30. .yesterday
.morning. In the afternoon Mr. AV. AY ebb,.
Albert; C. Jackson, cellarman at Messrs.
W." Bruce and Sons' Brewery, identified the
body- Deceased was about 52 years of age,
a, laborer- by occupation, of no fixed abode,
jiufT was addicted to drink. The evidence
at Dr. 'Murpliv, who mads a post-mortem
were in a very had condition. Deceased
bad apparently been addicted to drinlc. and
supervening on chronic. disease of the ^kid
neys, accompanied'^wit-lr' delirium:" -Evidence'
was also given by Dr. . Bigby, . resident
mejlicali officer, "^ihiit^ 'iicceuscd vrfs a'diait
ted on |the 7tli- .inst.,. .tand ; treated for
eczemai On the lltK fast.'. as he was suf
ferringifrom delirium, tremens, he was trans
ferred to the lunacy ward. Peter Johnston,
luiia'cv kvardsman,stated" • that:, lid ::.sa'w de
ceased in his cell about 11.30 p.m. on AVed
ricsday 'niglit. On viatiug -his cell at- 7-.30
yeSterdiy "morning the patient, was dead.
The'.'uii-v returned a verdict in" accordance
with th'e medical evidence. It was common
ly repotted that Harrison was it- one .time
a ship jmastfri 'arid-' that- he-.was well icon:
nected | and had property iir-thd' •SUetlaitd"
Islands: ,,
: Fodder.—That there .is ;a- considerable
some .4uHTr.ck3"of"fod'dci'~pass" through" Ben
digo; rand are distributed oyer the various
liorthciin lines. The produce is derived chief
ly from Kyiietoh, Trontham, and other lo
calitieslin tho vicinity of ths Dividing Range:
Case I Settled.—On the 20tli September
resides;at Bolt-street, Long Gully, when
vfbilfifisr at the bottom of the shaft at the.
Cassilis mine, near Omeo, Gippsland, re
ceived severe injxiries to his right hand,
through a piece of wa.ll plate falling down
-the: -shaft. Johns, who was incapacitated
from woj'k for..some weeks., averred-that-it
was through the negligence-of-the company
in "not 'providing 'sufficient--overhead protec
tion for persons working, ill the shaft that
the (accident ocQurred.' 'He accordingly,
through his solicitor'(Mr... D... O'Halloran).
^Ss'Sfid a" County Court writ, claiming- <£150
damages. but the case has. now been satis
factorily settled. ' . :
AVeathee.—The weather continued fine
and cool yesterday, though there were indi
cations: of another stretch of hot .weather.
The readings at Mr. J. B. Edwards's, jewel
ler, were:—Barometer^-9 a.m.; 29.53; noon,
29.40;- ,3 p.m.,.20.22; 6, p.m., 29.12. Ther
mometer—9 a.m., 64; noon,' 76'; 3 p.m., 82;
f. p.m.; 81; minimum, 54; maximum,' '85.
The official forecast up rto 6 p.m.- to-day is : —
Pino, moderate temperatures, but risingV Var
riable winds between south-east and south
west. Sea slight. ; - .. .
Ilost'iTAL Donations.-—A letter was. read
at tlio :Miners' Association conrmittco meet
ing last evening from Mr. S. H. -M'Gowan,
treasurer of-the - Bendigo' Hospital; ; stating
that when the' association's annual dona
tion was paid direct; to him,' no commission
or other deduction had' been, taken from the.
amount. The secretary explained that the
donation was usually made direct, and. not
through tho collector. ;
Sto^ethrovtino.—The tendency , oil the
part"of- some.colonial youths to. throw stones
at Chinamen'may. possibly be regarded as the
Australia. -Nevertheless, it is an offence
which should be rigorously, .put. . down,- and
Mr. Webb, J.P., in dealing with a case of
this, nature yesterday,, warned '.the three, boys
implicated that if they- came before the
court- again, they would be severely punished.
The, boys wore ..- Alexander...- Coyle, William
age of 15. years-, and they were charged with
throwing stones, at a: celestial, AVillio Lim,
on 28tli January. Mr. Murphy, who appeared
for complainant,rsaid that the, youths were,
when Willie Lim drove by. Crickct was im
mediately forgotten,1'while -the - boys hurl.ed
on the shoulder. A lad named iii-nest Hicks .
stated that he saw Bryant and.Gooding throw
the stones, but Coyle did. not throw any.
This statement was in accord with Coyle's r
protestations. He. w^s discharged, but Bry
ant and Goodhig were severely lectured, and
The daiiger attending stonethrowing was pain
fully illustratod last evening, when a lad
named AVillie Ivenworthy, son of a resident
of Sailors' Gully, was brought to the sur
gery of Dr. L. S. Wells, at Eaglehawk, suf
eye. Together with Bome. companions, Ken
worthy was " exhibiting, his skill at stone- .
throwing, when one. missile rebounded, and
an ugiy gash was inflicted. Dr. Wells in
serted stveri' stitches in the wound.
Lador D mi a x s t r at i o >r.—The Miners' As
sociation last evening eons: dc-red the ques
tion of. joining the proposed Eight Hours
demonstration on 27th April next. Mr. B.
Warren' stated that the miners stood to lose
nothing by joining in the 'movement, and
lie therefore moved that, co-operation be
granted. Mr. A. Grigg seconded the mo
joined in the demonstration tho usual
miners;' separate dc-monstrntion would be
abandoned. He hoped to see a thorough
observance o£ Eight Hours Day once every
year by the .whole of the trades and labor
organisations of Bendigo. In reply to Mr.
Pracd, Mr. E; H. Laity'said that "the' Mel
bourne ' Eight Hours body was working in
conjunction with the local movement, "and
Bendigo demonstration. Tho latter would
receive 50 per cent. of. the receipts in this
respect. Mr. AY. Clark punported the mo
tion, which was carried, and'Messrs.'War
rcau _Martiiii • JTewcll,' Grose, and Helsham
appointed to represent the "association.
■ Tbtjant -Act.—Under the .old Act-, child
ren werchconipeiKd.. ;)!d icftteiut 30' days in 'each
quarter, I5ut -the amended Act is nioro rigor
ous', the ncccssary attendance being SO days
in the half-year. Should a child attend 50
the low linos inflicted by the honorary ma
tho court. The Act, however, provides for
a fine of not loss than 5/ for a second of
f euce, and tlio fine. may be increased to £1.
Curiously enough, the Act provides impri
of tho fine-. Yesterday a, batch of parents
was mulcted in fines of 1/ and upwards, and
several pleaded illness or some physical dis
ability on tho part of the children, though
110 doubt in not a fow instances on tho ground
that as no doctor was in attendance a cer
tificate would cost 10/6.' Mr; II. 'H. Mur
phy, the chief clerk of, courts., points out,
with notice of tho child's failure to attend,
one.of them attended the Board of Advice
meeting, held at. the. Central State School
on tho second Wednesday afternoon in every
of the -child s non-attendance, the board could
order that proceedings should go-no further.
Parents whose children aro incapacitatcd
themselves to blaim?. if they arc brought be
fore the court. .■ . ..
Inquest.—Yesterday Mr. W. Webb, J.P.,
death of Nancy Hooper, who expired sud
denly on Wednesday morning at the resi
miner, of Barnard-street. Evidence was
years. Dr. Eadie deposed that in his opinion
heart disease. A verdict was returned ac
cordingly. The funeral took place in the
being present. The cortege moved from
"Victoria Cottage," the residence of her son-
the remains were laid to rest in the Wes
leyan portion. The service at the grave was
conducted by Mr. F. Foot, who also de
livered a feeling address. The coffin was
laden with beautiful floral tributes. Mr. W.
Farmer, McCrae-street, carried out the fu
Death.—Sarali Masterman, 57 years of ago,
admitted to the hospital in tho beginning of
iaat December, died yesterday from cancer.
The Pantomime.—Crowded houses are still
the rule, at the pantomime, and it certainly is
no wonder, seeing tTiat such an excellent
production is provided. The finalo, "Tho
Evolution of the Fan" is a beautiful varia
anil needs to be witnessed to bo appreciated
at its worth. Tlio pantomime will bo repeat
ed to-night, when tlio Bendigo public will
mirthful evening. '
Militia.—Last evening instruction classes
eondutted at the Orderly-room by Captain
Pendlebury, Beg. Soigaant-lLijor 'Whitehead
and Sergeant-Major Hamilton. Several re
City Coukt.—Messrs. W. Webb Mid T.
SomerviUe, Js.P., presided yesterday. The
taken a sum of about ,£30 from his fatlior,
a resident- of Melbourne, was charged with
City Court, whore he will appear on Friday.
An old woman was charged with drunken
ness, but 011 promising ..to behave better in
the future she was allowed to go. A good
number of days. l\vo boys were fined for
throwing stones at a Chinaman. Tho court
Chuhch Institute.—On "Wednesday a meet
in connection >vith the Congregational Church
was held, when a constitution and rules wore
drawn up. It was decided to term the or
ganisation the Bcndigo Congregational
idea being that not only educational facili
ties should bo afforded, but also means of
recreation offered in t-Sie form of a reading
a demand in this direction. It was decided
Forest-street, while students in iinglish
literature will meet- p.t 8 o'clock; en. 'Wednes
day. _ As elsewhere intimated, Mr. J. J.
Garvin, the .joint secretary.,, .will .supply, all
lie'csssary information ' "daily" at-GToodall's
warehouse,. Pall-Mall. -- .. • . ■
Jl'dilee.—The old scholars' reunion on
Wednesday night in connection with'the jubi
lee carried out by the White Hills Metho
dists netted - about £20.- Several; old scho
acceptable- donations.-' T6-nighl a children's
concert will be held. ... ■ • - ,
Educational.—Tiie monthly meeting of
Biding of the Marong Shire was helcl'las't
evening. Present:—Mesirs. A. Waugh
(chairman), C. A. F. Taylor, and H. B. K.
Gurnow. Mr. P. Femicssy, head teacher of
the Kangaroo Fiat school, wrote drawing at
tcntion_ to rep.^ii'Sj required (at the school.
The ma$tc?r \Vhs4-ei't'fii<tii6:hian'dscof'the chair
man and correspondent. The use of the
Eastville school _for..Divine. service on Sun
day morning was granted, to ..the Eev. F.
Boyling. It was decided to allow some re
West- State Schools, to stand over until the
schools j'were. visited by the board shortly.
Solomon Benffit.—The general commit
a belief t for the widow and children of the
late M:. Chas. Solomon will meet in the
Mayor'.-) room, Town Hall, .'at 8 o'clock to
Mixhd Bathing.—-An escapade on the part
of_ somp ;boys- which might well - liavo sup
plied another incident- for the adventures of
Bon Juair occurred last-'week' at St. I£ilda
during ;the hot .weather. The lads (writes
the "Argus") were in the men's baths, and
nearby. Jumping over _ the fence, • they
joined ihe .-occupants, ; who wore principally
girls, to whom mixed; bathing did not pre
sent many. terrors, and the fun grew fast
and funous. An indignant matron, however
alarmed the baths-kaepor, but by this time
tne- girls had provided their unexpected but
not- unweicome visitors with caps, and the
keeper .had to confess her inability to dis
tinguish one sex from the other. She con
turn consulted two constables. At their ap
proach -the boys made a. hasty departure
across sea to their proper, and legal quarters
The conSt.abies fol£n4 by Iai!(f> one
,^clotllGS JS much like another boy
without, clothes, and every boy looked equally
innocent, so that no arrests were made
IIouJ?s— 4- meeting of Be'ndio-o
ijigiit Hours Committee will be hold this
evening at 7.30 o'clock, at the Trades Hall
lviiiiEKs Association.—At th° Trader t-t'iIi
1.1'ners Association will be held for the con
sideration -and adoption of the revised, rufel
pastrycook aiid coufrctioner
of Vicw-ttreet, has ceascd deliveringbread'
and will ill future confine his business" more to
eonfectionery.
Mr.
d|
morning till tins
Dr. Tobin, eye specialist, will .attend at J
London's pharmacy, Pall Mall (late J. Lay a
Son), from 9 o'clock this morning till t
evening.1
by Messrs. Henderson nr.d Goodisson for their
lilcsC department. The price at which it was
ihe manufacturer's cost.- To-day the Beehive
lace windows will be dressed, with a- portion of
the goods. .
TYPHOID FEVER.— The city has for some
time been earning an unenviable notoriety
for the prevalence of typhoid. Not a little
of it can be traced to the use of the fearfully
impure water which If being supplied to the
citizens. At present there are 29 cases
the Bendigo Hospital, while almost all the
with the disease.
APPEAL CASE.— The Miners' Association
committee last evening considered the case
accident some time ago. He went to work
without permission, and found himself un-
able to continue. His application to be
again put on the funds was refused, and he
decided; to remit the question to the com-
mittee, with power to vote a sum of money
as a donation. Mr. W. E. Rowe moved
that £7 be granted, and after considerable
FOUND DEAD. — Gilbert Harrison, 52 years
of age, a patient in the lunacy ward of the
hospital was found dead in his cell by
Wardsman Johnston, at 7.30 yesterday
morning. In the afternoon Mr. W. Webb,
Albert C. Jackson, cellarman at Messrs.
W. Bruce and Sons' Brewery, identified the
body. Deceased was about 52 years of age,
a, laborer by occupation, of no fixed abode,
and was addicted to drink. The evidence
at Dr. Murphy who made a post-mortem
were in a very had condition. Deceased
had apparently been addicted to drink. and
supervening on chronic disease of the kid-
neys, accompanied with delirium. Evidence
was also given by Dr. Rigby, resident
medical officer, that deceased was admit-
ted on the 7th inst., and treated for
eczema. On the 11th inst., as he was suf-
fering from delirium tremens, he was trans-
ferred to the lunacy ward. Peter Johnston,
lunacy wardsmam. stated that he saw de-
ceased in his cell about 11.30 p.m. on Wed-
nesday night. On visiting his cell at 7.30
yesterday morning the patient was dead.
The jury returned a verdict in accordance
with the medical evidence. It was common-
ly reported that Harrison was at one time
a ship master an that he was well con-
nected and had property in the Shetland
Islands.
FODDER.— That there is a considerable
some 40 tracks of fodder pass through Ben-
digo, and are distributed over the various
northern lines. The produce is derived chief-
ly from Kyneton, Trentham, and other lo-
calities in the vicinity of the Dividing Range.
CASE SETTLED. — On the 20th September
resides at Bolt-street, Long Gully, when
working at the bottom of the shaft at the
Cassilis mine, near Omeo, Gippsland, re-
ceived severe injuiries to his right hand,
through a piece of wall plate falling down
the shaft. Johns, who was incapacitated
from work for some weeks, averred that it
was through the negligence of the company
in not providing sufficient overhead protec-
tion for persons working, in the shaft that
the accident occurred. He accordingly,
through his solicitor (Mr.D. O'Halloran)
issued a Country Court writ, claiming £150
damages, but the case hs not been satis-
factorily settled.
WEATHER.— The weather continued fine
and cool yesterday, though there were indi-
cations of another stretch of hot weather.
The readings at Mr. J. B. Edwards's, jewel-
ler, were:— Barometer — 9 a.m.; 29.55; noon,
29.40:— 3 p.m., 29.22; 6, p.m., 29.42. Ther-
mometer — 9 a.m., 64; noon, 76; 3 p.m., 82;
6 p.m.; 81; minimum, 54; maximum, 85.
The official forecast up to 6 p.m. to-day is : —
Fine, moderate temperatures, but rising, Va-
riable winds between south-east and south-
west. Sea slight.
HOSPITAL DONATIONS.— A letter was read
at the Miners' Association committee meet-
ing last evening from Mr. S. H. McGowan,
treasurer of the Bendigo Hospital, stating
that when the association's annual dona-
tion was paid direct to him, no commission
or other deduction had been taken from the
amount. The secretary explained that the
donation was usually made direct, and not
through the collector.
STONETHROWING.— The tendency on the
part of some colonial youths to throw stones
at Chinamen may. possibly be regarded as the
Australia. Nevertheless, it is an offence
which should be rigorously put down, and
Mr. Webb, J.P., in dealing with a case of
this nature yesterday, warned the three, boys
implicated that if they came before the
court again they would be severely punished.
The boys were Alexander Coyle, William
age of 15 years, and they were charged with
throwing stones at a celestial, Willie Lim
on 28thJanuary. Mr. Murphy, who appeared
for complainant, said that the youths were
when Willie Lim drove by. Cricket was im-
mediately forgotten,while the boys hurled
on the shoulder. A lad named Ernest Hicks
stated that he saw Bryant and Gooding throw
the stones, but Coyle did not throw any.
This statement was in accord with Coyle's
protestations. He was discharged, but Bry-
ant and Gooding were severely lectured, and
The danger attending stonethrowing was pain-
fully illustrated last evening, when a lad
named Willie Kenworthy, son of a resident
of Sailors' Gully, was brought to the sur-
gery of Dr. L. S. Wells, at Eaglehawk, suf-
eye. Together with some companions, Ken-
worthy was exhibiting his skill at stone-
throwing, when one missile rebounded, and
an ugly gash was inflicted. Dr. Wells in-
serted seven stitches in the wound.
LABOR DEMONSTRATION.— The Miners' As-
sociation last evening considered the ques-
tion of joining the proposed Eight Hours
demonstration on 27th April next. Mr. B.
Warren stated that the miners stood to lose
nothing by joining in the movement, and
he therefore moved that co-operation be
granted. Mr. A. Grigg seconded the mo-
joined in the demonstration the usual
miners separate demonstration would be
abandoned. He hoped to see a thorough
observance of Eight Hours Day once every
year by the whole of the trades and labor
organisations of Bendigo. In reply to Mr.
Praed, Mr. E. H. Laity said that the Mel-
bourne Eight Hours body was working in
conjunction with the local movement, and
Bendigo demonstration. The latter would
receive 50 per cent. of the receipts in this
respect. Mr. W. Clark supported the mo-
tion, which was carried, and Messrs. War-
ten, Martin, Newell, Grose, and Helsham
appointed to represent the association.
TRUANT ACT.— Under the old Act, child-
ren were compelled to attend 30 days each
quarter, but the amended Act is more rigor-
ous, the necessary attendance being 80 days
in the half-year. Should a child attend 50
the low fines inflicted by the honorary ma-
the court. The Act, however, provides for
a fine of not less than 5/ for a second of-
fence, and the fine may be increased to £1.
Curiously enough, the Act provides impri-
of the fine. Yesterday a batch of parents
was mulcted in fines of 1/ and upwards, and
several pleaded illness or some physical dis-
ability on the part of the children, though
no doubt in not a few instances on the ground
that as no doctor was in attendance a cer-
tificate would cost 10/6. Mr. H. M. Mur-
phy, the chief clerk of courts, points out,
with notice of the child's failure to attend,
one of them attended the Board of Advice
meeting, held at the Central State School
on the second Wednesday afternoon in every
of the child s non-attendance, the board could
order that proceedings should go no further.
Parents whose children are incapacitated
themselves to blame if they are brought be-
fore the court.
INQUEST.— Yesterday Mr. W. Webb, J.P.,
death of Nancy Hooper, who expired sud-
denly on Wednesday morning at the resi-
miner, of Barnard-street. Evidence was
years. Dr. Eadie deposed that in his opinion
heart disease. A verdict was returned ac-
cordingly. The funeral took place in the
being present. The cortege moved from
"Victoria Cottage," the residence of her son-
the remains were laid to rest in the Wes-
leyan portion. The service at the grave was
conducted by Mr. F. Foot, who also de-
livered a feeling address. The coffin was
laden with beautiful floral tributes. Mr. W.
Farmer, McCrae-street, carried out the fu-
DEATH.— Sarah Masterman, 57 years of age,
admitted to the hospital in the beginning of
last December, died yesterday from cancer.
THE PANTOMINE.— Crowded houses are still
the rule at the pantomime, and it certainly is
no wonder, seeing that such an excellent
production is provided. The finale, "The
Evolution of the Fan" is a beautiful varia-
and needs to be witnessed to be appreciated
at its worth. The pantomime will be repeat-
ed to-night, when the Bendigo public will
mirthful evening.
MILITA.— Last evening instruction classes
conducted at th Orderly-room by Captain
Pendlebury, Reg. Sergeant-Major Whitehead
and Sergeant-Major Hamilton. Several re-
CITY COURT.— Messrs. W. Webb and T.
Somerville, Js.P., presided yesterday. The
taken a sum of about £30 from his father,
a resident of Melbourne, was charged with
City Court, where he will appear on Friday.
An old woman was charged with drunken-
ness, but on promising to behave better in
the future she was allowed to go. A good
number of days. Two boys were fined for
throwing stones at a Chinaman. The court
CHURCH INSTITUTE.— On Wednesday a meet-
in connection with the Congregational Church
was held, when a constitution and rules were
drawn up. It was decided to term the or-
ganisation the Bendigo Congregational
idea being that not only educational facili-
ties should be afforded, but also means of
recreation offered in the form of a reading
a demand in this direction. It was decided
Forest-street, while students in English
literature will meet at 8 o'clock on Wednes-
day. As elsewhere intimated, Mr. J. J.
Garvin, the joint secretary will supply all
necessary information daily at Goodall's
warehouse, Pall-Mall.
JUBILEE.— The old scholars' reunion on
Wednesday night in connection with the jubi-
lee carried out by the White Hills Metho-
dists netted about £20. Several old scho-
acceptable donations. To-nights children's
concert will be held.
EDUCATIONAL.— The monthly meeting of
Biding of the Marong Shire was held last
evening. Present:— Messrs. A. Waugh
(chairman), C. A. F. Taylor, and H. B. R.
Curnow. Mr. P. Fennessy, head teacher of
the Kangaroo Fiat school, wrote drawing at-
tention to repairs reqie.red at the school.
The matter was left in the hands of the chair-
man and correspondent. The use of the
Eastville school for Divine service on Sun-
day morning was granted to the Rev. F.
Boyling. It was decided to allow some re-
West State Schools, to stand over until the
schools were visited by the board shortly.
SOLOMON BENEFIT.— The general commit-
a benefit for the widow and children of the
late Mr. Chas. Solomon will meet in the
mayor's Town Hall, at 8 o'clock to
MIXED BATHING.— An escapade on the part
of some boys which might well have sup-
plied another incident for the adventures of
Don Juan occurred last week at St. Kilda
during the hot weather. The lads (writes
the "Argus") were in the men's baths, and
nearby. Jumping over the fence, they
joined the occupants, who were principally
girls, to whom mixed bathing did not pre-
sent many terrors, and the fun grew fast
and furous. An indignant matron, however
alarmed the baths-keeper, but by this time
the girls had provided their unexpected but
not unweicome visitors with caps, and the
keeper had to confess her inability to dis-
tinguish one sex from the other. She con-
turn consulted two constables. At their ap-
proach the boys made a hasty departure
across sea to their proper, and legal quarters.
The constables followed by land, but one
boy without clothes is much like another boy
without clothes, and every boy looked equally
innocent.
EIGHT HOURS.— A meeting of Bendigo
Eight Hours Committee will be held this
evening at 7.30 o'clock, at the Trades Hall.
MINERS' ASSOCIATION.— At the Trades Hall
Miners' Association will be held for the con-
sideration and adoption of the revised rules.
Mr. D. Brown, pastrycook and confectioner
of View-street, has ceased delivering bread,
and will in future confine his business to
pastry and confectionary.

Dr. Tobin, eye specialist, will attend at Mr.
London's pharmacy, Pall Mall (late J. Lay and
Son) from nine o'clock this morning till this
evening.
by Messrs. Henderson and Goodisson for their
lace department. The price at which it was
the manufacturer's cost. To-day the Beehive
lace windows will be dressed with a portion of
the goods.
THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER. (PUBLISHED DAILY.) PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESOURCES. BENDIGO, FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 1903. THE REFORM BILL (Article), Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Friday 13 February 1903 [Issue No.14834] page 2 2017-04-25 16:38 MINI—The 'Minister of
Mines '(Mr. Cameron), at the request of Mr.
of inspection to the alluvial fields at Maroug
to-day.' The miners on this field have been
taat the deeper ground, and it .is in connec
is desirous of ascertaining from personal ob
servation whether or not he would be justi
fied ili granting the request. Oa Mr.
Cameron's return journey he will visit Mal
don for the purpose" of inquiring into an ap
plies ti on . made by the townspeople for an
improved ■ water ^supply. ....
Land I^ANtfACTiONS.—The attention of tlio
the paragraph in the "Advertiser" referring
t» lie rumors -current - amongst members
"that another Minister had become partly in
volved some land transactions. Mr. Irvine
stal-od that he had heard nothing of the mat
ter. ;
OojiiBAN Supply.—The supply in the
MalaVsbuvy reservoir is diminishing at a
Tlio 'gauge yesterday niornin'' recorded a
dflpfu of 17ft.. Hin.
Fosterville Shaft.—The, new scheme of
to carry on the developmental work of. the
lastnamed, is being pushed, forward with as
li't-tto delay as possible. Two of the com
panies interested, viz., North Stewart's Free
hold and Stewart's Extended, will hold ex
traordinary meetings' of shareholders on Sat
vvrday, 28th inst., to authorise the directors
to aet in accordance with the scheme.
Lockjaw.—A death from tetanus, arising
Bendigo Hospital, yesterday. . About a week
las left foot. After some time the wound,
wiuch was only a slight one, bccame painful,
and Dr. Cook was consulted. The doctor
in, and ordered liis removal to the hospital;
This was done late oil Wednesday evening,
died in. the.iustitution.from .tetanus — ..
Reform. League.—The Mayor of Bendigo
{Mr. J. H. Curnow), chairman of the Bendigo
branch 'of. tho. Citizens' Reform: League, .has
suggested to the-central body that it. should
Reform'Bill before Parliament goes into
reccss. Numerous similar suggestions have
been made, and as the branched hold their
then be given on the. subject.
Accident.—Yesterday a young man named
John. Scliutt, residing at Cherry Tree, met
with a, painful accident. He was choppine:
some bushes when tho axe slipped, and. in
of the big toe, the axe penetrating to llio
bone. He was taken to Dr. James's surgery,
where .his iujury was attended to, Mid
Reckht BNTERTAiKiiiiKT.—The town clerk
(Mr. "\Y. Honeybone) has received the final
payment ill connection with the recent pro
duction of ."The Twin Sister/' from Mr.
If. Bradley. The net balance remaining
amounts to .£32/8/, and this sum will be de
MINISTERIAL VISIT.— The Minister of
Mines (Mr. Cameron), at the request of Mr.
of inspection to the alluvial fields at Marong
to-day. The miners on this field have been
test the deeper ground, and it is in connec-
is desirous of ascertaining from personal ob-
servation whether or not he would be justi-
fied in granting the request. On Mr.
Cameron's return journey he will visit Mal-
don for the purpose of inquiring into an ap-
plies made by the townspeople for an
improved water supply.
LAND TRANSACTIONS.— The attention of the
the paragraph in the "Advertiser" referring
to the rumors current amongst members
that another Minister had become partly in-
volved some land transactions. Mr. Irvine
stated that he had heard nothing of the mat-
ter.
COLIBAN SUPPLY.— The supply in the
Malmsbury reservoir is diminishing at a
The gauge yesterday morning recorded a
depth of 17ft. 3 in.
FOSTERVILLE SHAFT.— The new scheme of
to carry on the developmental work of the
lastnamed, is being pushed forward with as
little delay as possible. Two of the com-
panies interested, viz., North Stewart's Free-
hold and Stewart's Extended, will hold ex-
traordinary meetings of shareholders on Sat-
turday, 28th inst., to authorise the directors
to act in accordance with the scheme.
LOCKJAW.— A death from tetanus, arising
Bendigo Hospital, yesterday. About a week
las left foot. After some time the wound,
which was only a slight one, became painful,
and Dr. Cook was consulted. The doctor
in, and ordered his removal to the hospital.
This was done late on Wednesday evening,
died in the institution from tetanus.
REFORM LEAGUE.— The Mayor of Bendigo
(Mr. J. H. Curnow), chairman of the Bendigo
branch of the Citizens' Reform League, has
suggested to the central body that it should
Reform Bill before Parliament goes into
recess. Numerous similar suggestions have
been made, and as the branches hold their
then be given on the subject.
ACCIDENT.— Yesterday a young man named
John Schutt, residing at Cherry Tree, met
with a, painful accident. He was chopping
some bushes when the axe slipped, and in-
of the big toe, the axe penetrating to the
bone. He was taken to Dr. James's surgery,
where his iujury was attended to, and
RECENT ENTERTAINMENT.— The town clerk
(Mr. W. Honeybone) has received the final
payment in connection with the recent pro-
duction of "The Twin Sister" from Mr.
H. Bradley. The net balance remaining
amounts to £32/8/, and this sum will be de-
THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER. (PUBLISHED DAILY.) PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESOURCES. BENDIGO, FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 1903. THE REFORM BILL (Article), Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Friday 13 February 1903 [Issue No.14834] page 2 2017-04-25 15:57 THE BENDIGrO ADVERTISER
(published daily.)
rsogbessioxj oun eights and our. resources.
HmDIftO, FBI DAY, FEB. 13, 1903.
THE refohm BILL
the Legislative Council is demonstrating'
how much it is out of touch with the- coun
try. As an institution; elected 021 a re
stricted franchise, and from amongst, a com
paratively small number of persons quali
fied to hold a seat, it- is, of course, too
much to expect that it would bo imbued with
Many of its members have been in undis
contests would be futile. Year after year,
batches,c-f them have been returned without
opposition, and they have blindly . con
strued this fact into a declaration of con
less constituents. It is always a difficult
where that member occupies a seat for a pro
men are chary about coming forward. Mr.
Davies said on Wednesday night, during tlio
member had occupied a scat for some tim-;
stand a chance against him uule?s he had
added that in the larger provinces ifc would
take years to cover the ground. No wonder
the very GUggeslion of a dissolution, and
extended franchise than that which at pre
sent exists. Prom their securfc and comfort
the Assembly, and have sometimes seen a
scoro or more of members sent back to
private life at a general election.- Apply
3ny provision so> drastic as a dissolution
to the Legislative Council! Perish the
thought! The Legislative Council, they
contend, occupies , the same position in our
constitution as (he House of Lords in that
of Great Britain, and to thrust the indig
through the same -dread ordeal. The fac.t
institution, while the House of Lords is nor,
does not weigh with the Legislative Coun
cillors, who arc quite ready to claim all the
or do not fit- in with the Victorian State
Constitution, and'therefore they claim that
the constitution < intended that the Council
only one-third of the members should re
elected 011 a restricted franchise, and from
of eligiblo men, may account for its narrow
ness politically, it- does not excuse it for
its wilful perversity in the face of the ex
of reform, and for its emasculation, of—the.
four months ago. Previous to (he great
victory 011 the 1st October, the. Reform
Leaguo had to contend against .Ithe ob
stinacy of the Assembly. ?Tciv the Council
of the H'-form League will have to exert
cyen of the members of that chamber to the
strength and extent of the reform move
n-.ent. The Council has not chosen to amend
minor details of the Reform T3i-'l; it lias
altered; or struck "out sonic :of its most vital
principles, and- (while it lias acccptcd 'the
| proj>osal for economic. reform so far . as the
Aasombly is concerned, wliicli means a re
duction of the membership from S5 to,56,' it
| has coiisonted to reducs the Council by only
half a' dozen seats. In everything it has
ifc is in need of reform, and of being ren
That it would amend the bill, and that tiie
j differences of the two Houses on the subject
j might have to be adjusted at a conference,
was anticipated from the first; but the Re
form Bill has been altered beyond recogni
tion, and it is difficult to see how' a com
it stands at present without a very groat
saeriftoe on the part of that' branch of the
legislature, which most truly represents the
country. The women's franchise cannot be
abandoned; and • the reduction o£ ■ tlio mein
| bership of--the-Council-to an extent more
iu accord with tlid demAiid of the country
must be insisted upon. The reduction of
the qualification, of-members: and electors
is equally, imperative, and the' Assembly
cannot-consent to the surrender of the
| whole of its provisions against deadlocks.
1 The double dissolution is provided for in the
tlio bill is eminently fair. It does not re
quire the Council to go to" the country as
froquent-Iy a.3 the Assembly, but it proposes
to render the Council liable to" a dissolu
tion iil tIiq event of its' obstinate refusal
country. In talcing up its present attitude
Vlie-'Coiincil must be aware that it is setting
thei electors at defiance, and betraying, its
hostility to any reform which strives • to
render it- more conformable to the will of
tlio people. Reluctantly it grants a mere
shadow ul' the substantial reform asked for;
but, judging by the strength of the reform
agitation, the country is not likely to ac
cept the shadow offered by ;the Council for
the substance it has so emphatically de
Ministerial Visit.—The 'Minister of
THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER
(PUBLISHED DAILY.)
PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESOURCES.
BENDIGO, FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 1903.
THE REFORM BILL.
the Legislative Council is demonstrating
how much it is out of touch with the coun-
try. As an institution elected a re-
stricted franchise, and from amongst, a com-
paratively small number of persons quali-
fied to hold a seat, it is, of course, too
much to expect that it would be imbued with
Many of its members have been in undis-
contests would be futile. Year after year,
batches of them have been returned without
opposition, and they have blindly con-
strued this fact into a declaration of con-
less constituents. It is always a difficult
where that member occupies a seat for a pro-
men are chary about coming forward. Mr.
Davies said on Wednesday night, during the
member had occupied a scat for some time
stand a chance against him unless he had
added that in the larger provinces it would
take years to cover the ground. No wonder
the very suggeslion of a dissolution, and
extended franchise than that which at pre-
sent exists. From their secure and comfort-
the Assembly, and have sometimes seen a
score or more of members sent back to
private life at a general election. Apply
any provision so drastic as a dissolution
to the Legislative Council! Perish the
thought! The Legislative Council, they
contend, occupies the same position in our
constitution as the House of Lords in that
of Great Britain, and to thrust the indig-
through the same dread ordeal. The fact
institution, while the House of Lords is not
does not weigh with the Legislative Coun-
cillors, who are quite ready to claim all the
or do not fit in with the Victorian State
Constitution, and therefore they claim that
the constitution intended that the Council
only one-third of the members should re-
elected on a restricted franchise, and from
of eligible men, may account for its narrow
ness politically, it does not excuse it for
its wilful perversity in the face of the ex-
of reform, and for its emasculation of the
four months ago. Previous to the great
victory on the 1st October, the Reform
League had to contend against the ob-
stinacy of the Assembly. Now the Council
of the Reform League will have to exert
eyes of the members of that chamber to the
strength and extent of the reform move-
ment. The Council has not chosen to amend
minor details of the Reform Bill, it has
altered or struck out some of its most vital
principles, and while it has accepted the
proposal for economic reform so far as the
Aasembly is concerned, which means a re-
duction of the membership from 95 to 56, it
has consented to reduce the Council by only
half a dozen seats. In everything it has
it is in need of reform, and of being ren-
That it would amend the bill, and that the
differences of the two Houses on the subject
might have to be adjusted at a conference,
was anticipated from the first; but the Re-
form Bill has been altered beyond recogni-
tion, and it is difficult to see how a com-
it stands at present without a very great
sacrifice on the part of that branch of the
legislature, which most truly represents the
country. The women's franchise cannot be
abandoned, and the reduction of the mem-
bership of the Council to an extent more
in accord with the demand of the country
must be insisted upon. The reduction of
the qualification, of members and electors
is equally, imperative, and the Assembly
cannot consent to the surrender of the
whole of its provisions against deadlocks.
The double dissolution is provided for in the
tlio bill is eminently fair. It does not re-
quire the Council to go to the country as
frequently as the Assembly, but it proposes
to render the Council liable to a dissolu-
tion in the event of its obstinate refusal
country. In talcing up its present attitude
the Council must be aware that it is setting
the electors at defiance, and betraying its
hostility to any reform which strives to
render it more comfortable to the will of
the people. Reluctantly it grants a mere
shadow of the substantial reform asked for;
but, judging by the strength of the reform
agitation, the country is not likely to ac-
cept the shadow offered by the Council for
the substance it has so emphatically de-
MINI—The 'Minister of
THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER (PUBLISHED DAILY.) PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESOURCES. BENDIGO, TUESDAY, DEC. 28, 1897. ADULTERATED MILK. (Article), Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Tuesday 28 December 1897 [Issue No.13,287] page 2 2017-04-25 14:30 (PUBLISHED daily.)
pbogbession, OUR bights AND OUR BESOUBCES.
BENDIGO. TUESDAY, DEO. 28, 1897.
Almost everyone uses milk ; ifc is mainly
by the young generally. Hence it if of the
should be pure. Yet there is reason to fear
the time it reaches the public. It is
and most nourishing of diets. But even
impregnated with disease. The, cow may
be Buffering from tuberculosis or cancer or
Hme other equally dangerous disease, and
the milk may thus be poisoned. The utmost
..cows from which the milk supply is drawn
are in good health. , But this is just a
rinatter which is not looked so carefully
;after as it.should be. . 2ior is it likely to
:Jie until there is proper supervision of
tlairy herds by competent Government in
spectors. Even :f the herds be Jree from
"disease: ;there is still the danger of milk
milking shed, and in the dairy. • It greedily
attracts .to itself the impurities in a vitiated
'atmosphere during the time it is with the
rfarmer, the milkman or the householder,
"and the germs of disease thus attracted do
hands of the Government and the muni
-eipal • bodies.- Besides the sources of
milk in the form of preservatives. In sum
mer milk readily "turns," goes bad, rots,
aiid the less pure it is the more readily does
it-go wrong and become dangerous as food.
are used. But these acids have the effect
of .preventing digestion with results, accord
alarriiing character, especially to infants.
Gi'esswell, chairman of the Public Health
Board, has deemed it his duty to draw at
tention to it. From the position he oe
subject, and it is anything bub reassuring to
'be told by him that a great deal of milk
jadulteration is going on in the metropolis.
• Some of the milk analysed was found to
'contain large quantities ef preservatives,
-grievously affected. An experiment was made
ion a calf at the calf lymph station, Royal
!Park. ' It was fed by such treated milk,
jand was seized with diarrhoea and died. It
was held that if such-results followed in the
! case of a calf, they were more likely to fol
ilow in the case of an infant. How often is
<it found that where infants have died death
lias been preceded by diarrhoea. Small
| quantities of the acids will of course not be
(so harmful. The trouble appears to be that
i there is ft careless way of dealing with them,
land excessive quantities are thrown into the
jmilk. The milk may have begun to go bad,
(and in such a condition would be unsaleable,
,badness. Itisthereall thesarcie,however,butis
. not apparent to the taste or smell, and so the
! contaminated milk goes into consumption.
■This treatment of milk by acids is. after the
poisonous stench from a filthy, fever pro
moting drain. It would be better to clean
the nose gives warning. But disinfectants,
disease bed is there all the same. The
strictly see to the purity of the milk sup
plied to the public, and it ivns also resolved
to prosecute where necessary. In all pro
. bability preservatives are used in the country
towns as well as in the metropolis : and the
public, and child life in particular, should
summer months to prevent the sale of im
The Bekry Grant.—Our Melbourne cor
respondent writes The Treasurer has cora
Sneaker of the Legislative Assembly, Sir
(iraham Berry, in accordance with the pro
iu purchasing an annuity of £500 for life. This
ho i been car; ied out for £'3,010. It was divided
e.mnlly between the National Mutual Life
Assurance Society and the Mutual Life Asso
ciation. The annuity is payable quarterly.
Railway Traffic. —The various officials at
of passengers by the first train to the metro- i
heavy as on an ordinary day. Yesterday the
railway, station presented a most animated ap
densely packed with visitors. In order to cope
had to bo put on. Last night the outgoing
The English Engineers' Strike.—A levy
(the first) of sixpence per member lias been
made, payable on Saturday next, for the engi- ;
neers' strike in Great Britain. i
\ /Cricketing :Schoolmasi,er9.-^A feature of
;the hijatoh betjri;en the-"EhglisK-Eleven and
eighteen of BeniJigo, which was commenced in
the Upper "Reserve yesterday, was the fact that
the respective captains, Mr. A. C. M'Laren and
Mr. .6. H. Freeman, are head masters of public
Burrlaily. —As usual during the holiday sea
son, vre have had a visitation of housebreakers.
left for a trip to the seaside to spend the holi
cut a piece of the window pane out—evidently
with a diamond—just above the catch, and thus
gained entrance to the premises. The place was
ransacked to a surprising extent, but the bur
glars were evidently disappointed. Prior to
—a very wise precaution as it turned out. The
£1,.was in a drawer, however, and this escaped
the attention .of .the. visitors. The gardener
and reported the matter to Detective M'Pher
who came back yesterday. So far he has not
missed anything. A couple of petty larcenies
are the only crimes reported so far for the sea
The Late Mr. J. E. Bochan.—At the con- \
elusion of his sermon at the Congregational
E. Buchan. In referring to the deceased
gentleman's life Mr. "Rofe said that lie was one
which was established here some years ago. He
teacher in the Sunday School, and was a mem
ber of the cluircli choir at the time of his death.
was noteworthy that although he was so in
timately-'connected with every branch of it lie
n6ver allowed worldly affairs to interfere with
His friends in the field bore testimony tothefact
;that he was an honest sportsraxn, and free from
:those who took part in the management or play
ing of sports! : Previously to the pronounce
,menk of the benediction, the congregation sang
the hymn "For Ever with the Lord, and at the
end of the service the organist (Mr. J. B.
Crook) impressively played the "Dead March."
Sud.den Death of a Chinese.—Yesterday
Che, aged 65 years. The evidence showed that
had not been visited by a medical man. On
■Ah Hen, finding deceased very bad and unable
to speak, brought him to Bendigo for the pur
I 'were in the act of conveying him from the
vehicle to the door of the institution. Dr. Gray
upon long continued use of opium. A verdict
to that effeet was recorded.
Shim Severance.—A petition has been re
Donald, praying for severance from that munici
the Shire of Wycheproof. They state, in sup
port of their application, that the town 'of
.of-Wycheproof, and, - moreover, the distance
from Donald precludes the proper representa
meets at that Town Hall. The petition has
been gazetted, and (says the Argus) will be J
examined to ascertain if it bears the signatures j
of a majority of the ratepayers in the area de- I
The Lockup. —Mr. J. Illingsworth, J.P.,
previous night. A couple of inebriates were dis
was similarly dealt with. Martin Malone, who
discharged on his promising to leave the dis
trict immediately. Sarah Ridley, arrested by
until Wednesday. Jas. Holmes, a young man,
Bond, Myrtle-street, about 12 months ago,'was
remanded until Friday next. Messrs. W.
Wilson and R. B. Anderson attended the lock
up yesterday. A young man named Alexander
the night of the 9th inst. On . the application
of Sergeant Kilfeder the prisoner was re
one surety of £25. It is alleged that on the
doors of the house. The occupier raised the
after a smart chase oh Christmas Day. Three
drunkards were discharged. For behaving in
decently Donald Matthewson was lined 20s.
A vasrrant named Thos. Larkin was remanded
Silver Anniversary.—The silver anniver
sary of the Presbyterian Church, Golden
square, was celebrated on Sunday last. The
pulpit was occupied at the morning and even
ing services by the Rev. W. Agnew. The choir
A Pleas a N't Surprise.—A few evenings ago
ladies and gentlemen connected with the Pres
and Mrs. J. Bisset at their residence, Kellie
Law, Shamrock-street. The visitors were
the Bev. W. Agnew, on behalf of those present
In making the presentation, Mr. Agnew re
ferred to the active part taken by Mr. and I
silver anniversary of the church was ou the
; would be spared: to celebrate their golden wed
The Poor Box. —Sergeant Kilfeder desires
2s from Messrs. Quick, Hyett a«d Rynier ; £1
from a friend, and 2s Gd from Mr. W. Dillon, in
aid of the city poor box funds. The annual
Lazarus were £2 each, not £1 each, as pre
• all Saints' Uhdkcu.—On Sunday (St.
Stephen's Day) special services were held in
All Saints' Church. The Rev. R. C. Nugent
Kelly officiated at Matins and Holy Com
observed. At the close an attractive pro
as follow:—Recit., "Behold a Virgin,"' and
solo, ''Oh Thou that Tellest" (Messiah) Mrs.
Starkey ; quartette, "Sleep, Holy Babe," Mrs.
Vinge, Miss Bennetts and Messrs. Warren and
Bickerton; "Adeste Fideles," quartette and
(Messiah). The various numbers, which were
Mr. Kelly, were admirably rendered. The
choruses were exceedingly well given, the
choirmaster and organist (Mr. Alex. J. Pearee)
Miss Hands efficiently presided at thtf organ.
The interior of the churih was profusely deco
rated with ttowers. etc.
SimBENDEKSD.—At an ewlyhotir this mottl
ing a young man named 'TKoSiV-Howaj^'for"
whose arrest a warrant had been issued-on a'
charge of unlawfully assaulting Jos'eph North,'
a laborer residing at Back Creek, in' September
News From West Australia.—By the ex
press train on Christmas night Mr.' W, Ruther
ford, an old and well-known resident of Goor
nong, who baa been to West Australia, re
locality. Mr. Rutherford is engaged in the
agricultural machinery business, and conse
quently while he does not express anv oninion
about, the goldfields of the Western colony, he
connected. In course of conversation with a
representative of The Advertisir at the railway
of which Northam is the centre. Great pro
<to be doing well. Up to the pre
sent, howerer, whatever money they have
made they have had to spend in effect
ing improvements to their holdings. In
for cultivation. Potato growing is here carried
on, although, of course, not so profitablv as at
Warrnambool in this colony. Nearly the whole
came from South Australia ; there are very few
from Victoria. Amongst the latter are the
Rochester now deceased. The land laws in
■West Australia are somewhat different to those
of this colony. There the land is obtainable at
10s per acre, with 20 years to pay off the pur
annum. ' Aiu-area is also given to the selector
for a homestead site. This is Mr. Rutherford's
in " The Land of the Swan," and he purposes
, The V?35AXHEi?i-=-Yesterday was the hottest
day of the season, the thermometer at the
Government observatory on Camp Hill register
from senile debility,
; Tup.xixg the Tables.—The Sydney corres
pondent of the Argus writes:—An amusing in
cident is reported from Muswellbrook. A man
■had been arrested on suspicion of stealing from a
'•him into the cell he turned round, seized the
^officer, ran him into the cell, and locked him in
instead. The man at once made off, and no
(PUBLISHED DAILY.)
PROGRESSION, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESOURCES.
BENDIGO. TUESDAY, DEC. 28, 1897.
Almost everyone uses milk ; it is mainly
by the young generally. Hence it is of the
should be pure. Yet there is reason to fear
the time it reaches the public. It is
and most nourishing of diets. But even
impregnated with disease. The cow may
be suffering from tuberculosis or cancer or
some other equally dangerous disease, and
the milk may thus be poisoned. The utmost
cows from which the milk supply is drawn
are in good health. But this is just a
matter which is not looked so carefully
after as it should be. Nor is it likey to
be until there is proper supervision of
dairy herds by competent Government in-
spectors. Even if the herds be free from
disease there is still the danger of milk
milking shed, and in the dairy. It greedily
attracts to itself the impurities in a vitiated
atmosphere during the time it is with the
farmer, the milkman or the householder,
and the germs of disease thus attracted do
hands of the Government and the muni-
cipal bodies. Besides the sources of
milk in the form of preservatives. In sum-
mer milk readily "turns," goes bad, rots,
and the less pure it is the more readily does
it go wrong and become dangerous as food.
are used. But these acids have the effect
of preventing digestion with results, accord-
alarming character, especially to infants.
Gresswell, chairman of the Public Health
Board, has deemed it his duty to draw at-
tention to it. From the position he oc-
subject, and it is anything but reassuring to
be told by him that a great deal of milk
adulteration is going on in the metropolis.
Some of the milk analysed was found to
contain large quantities of preservatives,
grievously affected. An experiment was made
on a calf at the calf lymph station, Royal
Park. It was fed by such treated milk,
and was seized with diarrhoea and died. It
was held that if such results followed in the
case of a calf, they were more likely to fol-
low in the case of an infant. How often is
it found that where infants have died death
has been preceded by diarrhoea. Small
quantities of the acids will of course not be
so harmful. The trouble appears to be that
there is a careless way of dealing with them,
and excessive quantities are thrown into the
milk. The milk may have begun to go bad,
and in such a condition would be unsaleable.
badness. It is there all the same, however, but is
not apparent to the taste or smell, and so the
contaminated milk goes into consumption.
This treatment of milk by acids is. after the
poisonous stench from a filthy, fever pro-
moting drain. It would be better to clean
the nose gives warning. But disinfectants,
disease bed is there all the same. The
strictly see to the purity of the milk sup-
plied to the public, and it was also resolved
to prosecute where necessary. In all pro-
bability preservatives are used in the country
towns as well as in the metropolis; and the
public, and child life in particular, should
summer months to prevent the sale of im-
THE BERRY GRANT.— Our Melbourne cor-
respondent writes :— The Treasurer has com-
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Sir
Graham Berry, in accordance with the pro-
in purchasing an annuity of £500 for life. This
has been carried out for £3,010. It was divided
equally between the National Mutual Life
Assurance Society and the Mutual Life Asso-
ciation. The annuity is payable quarterly.
RAILWAY TRAFFIC.— The various officials at
of passengers by the first train to the metro-
heavy as on an ordinary day. Yesterday the
railway station presented a most animated ap-
densely packed with visitors. In order to cope
had to be put on. Last night the outgoing
THE ENGLISH ENGINEERS' STRIKE.— A levy
(the first) of sixpence per member has been
made payable on Saturday next, for the engi-
CRICKETING SCHOOLMASTERS.— A feature of
the match between the Engish Eleven and
eighteen of Bendigo, which was commenced in
the Upper Reserve yesterday, was the fact that
the respective captains, Mr. A. C. McLaren and
Mr. G. H. Freeman, are head masters of public
BURGLARY.— As usual during the holiday sea-
son, we have had a visitation of housebreakers.
left for a trip to the seaside to spend the holi-
cut a piece of the window pane out — evidently
with a diamond — just above the catch, and thus
gained entrance to the premises. The place was
ransacked to a surprising extent, but the bur-
glars were evidently disappointed. Prior to
— a very wise precaution as it turned out. The
£1, was in a drawer, however, and this escaped
the attention of the visitors. The gardener
and reported the matter to Detective McPher-
who came back yesterday. So far he has not
missed anything. A couple of petty larcenies
are the only crimes reported so far for the sea-
THE LATE MR. J. E. BUCHAN.— At the con-
clusion of his sermon at the Congregational
E. Buchan. In referring to the deceased
gentleman's life Mr. Rofe said that he was one
which was established here some years ago. He
teacher in the Sunday School, and was a mem-
ber of the church choir at the time of his death.
was noteworthy that although he was so in-
timately connected with every branch of it he
never allowed worldly affairs to interfere with
His friends in the field bore testimony to the fact
that he was an honest sportsman, and free from
those who took part in the management or play-
ing of sports. Previously to the pronounce
ment of the benediction, the congregation sang
the hymn "For Ever with the Lord, and at the
end of the service the organist (Mr. J. B.
Crook) i mpressively played the "Dead March."
SUDDEN DEATH OF A CHINESE.— Yesterday
Che, aged 65 years. The evidence showed that
had not been visited by a medical man. On
Ah Hen, finding deceased very bad and unable
to speak, brought him to Bendigo for the pur-
were in the act of conveying him from the
vehicle to the door of the institution. Dr. Gray
upon long continued use of opium . A verdict
to that effect was recorded.
SHIRE SEVERANCE.— A petition has been re-
Donald, praying for severance from that munici-
the Shire of Wycheproof. They state, in sup-
port of their application, that the town of
of Wycheproof, and, moreover, the distance
from Donald precludes the proper representa-
meets at that Town Hall. The petition has
been gazetted, and (says the Argus) will be
examined to ascertain if it bears the signatures
of a majority of the ratepayers in the area de-
THE LOCKUP. — Mr. J. Illingsworth, J.P.,
previous night. A couple of inebriates were dis-
was similarly dealt with. Martin Malone, who
discharged on his promising to leave the dis-
trict immediately. Sarah Ridley, arrested by
until Wednesday. Jas. Holmes, a young man,
Bond, Myrtle-street, about 12 months ago, was
remanded until Friday next. Messrs. W.
Wilson and R. B. Anderson attended the lock-
up yesterday. A young man named Alexander
the night of the 9th inst. On the application
of Sergeant Kilfeder the prisoner was re-
one surety of £25. It is alleged that on the
doors of the house. The occupier raised the
after a smart chase on Christmas Day. Three
drunkards were discharged. For behaving in
decently Donald Matthewson was fined 20s.
A vagrant named Thos. Larkin was remanded
SILVER ANNIVERSARY.— The silver anniver-
sary of the Presbyterian Church, Golden-
square, was celebrated on Sunday last. The
pulpit was occupied at the morning and even-
ing services by the Rev. W. Agnew. The choir
A PEASANT SURPRISE.— A few evenings ago
ladies and gentlemen connected with the Pres-
and Mrs. J. Bisset at their residence, Kellie-
Law, Shamrock-street. The visitors were
the Rev. W. Agnew, on behalf of those present
In making the presentation, Mr. Agnew re-
ferred to the active part taken by Mr. and
silver anniversary of the church was on the
would be spared to celebrate their golden wed-
THE POOR BOX.— Sergeant Kilfeder desires
2s from Messrs. Quick, Hyett and Rymer ; £1
from a friend, and 2s 6d from Mr. W. Dillon, in
aid of the city poor box funds. The annual
Lazarus were £2 each, not £1 each, as pre-
ALL SAINTS' CHURCH.— On Sunday (St.
Stephen's Day) special services were held in
All Saints' Church. The Rev. R. C. Nugent
Kelly officiated at Matins and Holy Com-
observed. At the close an attractive pro-
as follow:— Recit., "Behold a Virgin," and
solo, ''Oh Thou that Tellest" (Messiah) Mrs.
Starkey ; quartette, "Sleep, Holy Babe," Mrs.
Vinge, Miss Bennetts and Messrs. Warren and
Bickerton; "Adeste Fideles," quartette and
chorus, "And the Glory of the Lord"
(Messiah). The various numbers, which were
Mr. Kelly, were admirably rendered. The
choruses were exceedingly well given, the
choirmaster and organist (Mr. Alex. J. Pearce)
Miss Hands efficiently presided at the organ.
The interior of the church was profusely deco-
rated with flowers. etc.
SURRENDERED.— At an early hour this morn-
ing a young man named Thos. Howard, for
whose arrest a warrant had been issued on a
charge of unlawfully assaulting Joseph North,
a laborer residing at Back Creek, in September
NEWS FROM WEST AUSTRALIA.— By the ex-
press train on Christmas night Mr. W. Ruther-
ford, an old and well-known resident of Goor-
nong, who has been to West Australia, re-
locality. Mr. Rutherford is engaged in the
agricultural machinery business, and conse-
quently while he does not express any oninion
about the goldfields of the Western colony, he
connected. In course of conversation with a
representative of The Advertiser at the railway
of which Northam is the centre. Great pro-
to be doing well. Up to the pre-
sent, however, whatever money they have
made they have had to spend in effect-
ing improvements to their holdings. In
for cultivation. Potato growing is here carried
on, although, of course, not so profitably as at
Warrnambool in this colony. Nearly the whole
came from South Australia ; there are very few
from Victoria. Amongst the latter are the
Rochester now deceased. The land laws in
West Australia are somewhat different to those
of this colony. There the land is obtainable at
10s per acre, with 20 years to pay off the pur-
annum. An area is also given to the selector
for a homestead site. This is Mr. Rutherford's
in "The Land of the Swan," and he purposes
THE WEATHER.— Yesterday was the hottest
day of the season, the thermometer at the
Government observatory on Camp Hill register-
from senile debility.
TURNING THE TABLES.— The Sydney corres-
pondent of the Argus writes:— An amusing in-
cident is reported from Muswellbrook. A man
had been arrested on suspicion of stealing from a
him into the cell he turned round, seized the
officer, ran him into the cell, and locked him in
instead. The man at once made off, and no

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