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A députai lou from Cobar, Wilcannia, While Cllffs, Lithgow, Dubbo, etc., v.111 wait upon the Premier on the 17th lnst to urgo the neces- sity for authorising the Immediate construc- tion of the Cobar-Wllcannla-Brokeu Hill line of railway.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter and family wore enter- tained In the School of Arts on Wednesday night. Mr. Walter, who has occupied the position of post und telegraph master at Can- delo for upwards of 20 years, Is about to de- part on an extended holiday. He was pre- sented w 1th a gold albert and pendant.
There is much satisfaction here over tha action of Mr. Lae In giving notice io submit the Kyogle-Corakl line to tho Parliamentary Works Committee.
Mr. R. E. Jones,, the local government en- gineer, has reported on a drainage scheme for Casino Municipality, and recommends the ex- penditure of £8783.
The new Masonic Hall was dedicated and formally opened on Wednesday night. Thora wa* a large attendance from the district. Bro. E. Stavert, district inspector of workings, had charge of the proceeding», nsBlsted by W. M. William GHI, and Bro. R. S. Heathwood, director of ceremonies. The lodge-room 's considered the best In the noilhern districti.
At a ball In aid of the Bredbo Football and Crlckot Clubs, the footballers presented Mr. W. Curtis, of Cooma, with a gold medal in token of their appreciation of his services as referee during tho past season.
At the ceremony of the presentation of prlzM at th« local Church of England Gram- mar loksel, Um Hhtlari priMStid t¡u
principal, Mr. M. H. Barnard, with a set of razors, a\id Miss Huxley, the" assletant teacher. With a¿r¡J>_,binatlou pooket-kulfo and scissors.
A meeting was held on Thursday in the Council-chambers, under the auspices of the Lithgow Procreas Asroclallon, to endeavour to secure a new general cemetery for Lithgow. It was resolved to make representations to the Lands Department for dedication of a general cemetery for Lithgow, nnd a com- mittee was appointed to meet the district i surveyor on hin visit to Lithgow in a few days to select the best site.
The work of the year lim by the pupils of tho Lucknow Public school concluded on Wednesday in a demonstration of the prac- tical work which has been executed during the year. The idea of this somewhat novel demonstration, which in reality proved to be a combination of sports, exercises, maypole dances, concert, and exhibition of work, ori- ginated with the head teacher, Mr. Calor.
MOLONG, Friday. I The Public school at Cumnock has had to temporarily close on account of an outbreak of whooping-cough, while an epidemic of mea- sles ia considerably affecting the attendance of several other minor schools in the district.
The local blacksmiths have formed an asso-
ciation and agreed upon a scale of charges and I a weekly half-holiday.
Good progrès» is being made with tho re .bulldlng of tho town, and several Arms are alroady In new premises on tho <ilrt sitos. The municipal council is carrying out the work of regrading and widening the main-street by day labour. _
I NOWRA, Saturday.
The Nowra Council has agreed lo co-operate with Gerringong Council in urging the Com- missioners to revert to the old time, 1 o'clock, for the departure of tho evening train from Nowra to Sydney.
The Department of Works hoe granted £00 towards tho cosa of the new bridge at Moss's,
Mr. Herman Meyer, who has bcpn railway statlonmaster at Nowra since the opening of the Klama-Nowra section In 1893, has re- ceived notice of his transfer to St. Peters.
It is understood here that tenders for tho Peak Hllt-Narromlno raliway will be called within two months. The agitation for tho construction of tho line right through to Parkes will be continued.
The death Is announced of Mrs. W. Lloyd, of Rold's Gully, at the age of 71 years. The deceased lady was on», of the pioneer set- tlers of the district.
Mr. F. E. Babbage, for seven years account- ant of the local branch of tho Bank of Aus- tralasia, has been transferred to the northern branch in Pitt-street, Sydney.
Last evening was a speech night i-n con- nection with the Tamworth Boys' College, of which tho Rev. F. A. Darling Is principal. The proceedings toole place In the Oddfellows' Hall, and were largely nttonded,
On Friday afternoon and night jin exhi- bition uf students' work In connection with the Teclinlcnl College was held. Mr. G. Hooper, assistant registrar for the Technical College, delivered an address, and said he was hopeful that classes would be opened for cookery, household science, and wood-carving. The proifress shown by the pupils was most flattering to their teachers-Miss Smnllwood and Miss Itubertson. The former was pre- sented willi a silver-mounted purse, and the laller n silver heit, by the pupils.