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NEWS AND NOTES. The Mails.-Mails for despatch to tie Eastern States will close at the G.P.O. as follows :--To-day (Thursday), at 8 arm., by the R.M.S. Orient; Satur day, at 9 a.m.:, by the s.s. Grantala. The Weather.-The following shade temperatures were recorded yester day : -At the Observatory: Max.. 65.6deg.; min., 52.4deg. At the Gov ernment Gardens: Max., 65deg.; main., i3deg. The Government Astronomer (Mr. W. E. Cooke), writing yesterday afternoon, said:-"The weather re mains showery along the south 'coast, and cloudy for some way up the west, but elsewhere it is fine, with scattered clouds hero and there. Pressure is high in central districts, thus ensuring fine weather on the whole, but the W.N.W. wind at Cape Leouwin and Albany points to a continuation of the present showery conditions there. The forecast is :--S.W. district: Still rather showery in the extreme S.W. and S. (5), elsewhere mostly fine (4), but the clouds and an occasional light shower will still extend some little distance up the west coast. Goldfields : Fine wea ther (4)." Depositions and Prisoners.-It is a custom in Criminal Courts for prisoners who are not defended by counsel to have a copy of the depositions taken in the lower Court supplied to them. In the Criminal Court yesterday, Spencer Williams, who was arraigned on a charge of robbery with violence, com plained to Mr. Justice McMillan that a copy of the depositions taken at the Police Court had been handed to him only that morning. Mr. Barker. who was prosecuting on behalf of the Crown, said the copy of the evidence intended for the prisoner had left the Crown Law Department on Jmie 1st. Evi dence was called to show that the state ment made by the accused was correct, and his Honour, after remarkina that obviously someone was to blame in the matter, granted a brief adjournment of the case to allow the accused to read over the depositions. Free Popular Lectures.-The fourth of the series of free, popular lectures under the auspices of the committee of the West Australian Museum and Art Gallery will be held on Friday evening next, the 8th inst., when Mr. A. ?W. Milligan, honorary, consulting ornitho logist to the museum, will speak on "Economic Ornithology." - Tickets for admission may be had on application to the Director. Commonwealth Chess Championship. -Arrangements have been completed for a chess match between Messrs. W. S. Vlner, the State chess champion, and'C. G. M. Watson, the champion of Victoria, for the establishment of the chess' championship of the Com monwealth. Play will commence on Saturday, at 2.30 p.m. The place where the match will be played and .other particulars will be announced later on. Proposed Hotel at Wanneroo.-Be fore the Perth Licensing Bench, con sisting of Mr. A. S. Roe, P.M., and Lieutenant-Colonel Haynes and Mr. Rice Saunders, J's.P., yesterday. Henry Page applied for a publican's general licence for premises situated at the Seven-mile Well, Wanneroo. Mr. Lukin appeared for the applicant. Sub-inspector Duncan stated that lie strongly objected, on behalf of the police, on the grounds that the pro-' posed hotel was not required, and that the premises were not suitable. The chairman advised the applicant not to spend any more money on the build ing in the hope that a licence would be granted. After one witness had been called by Sub-inspector Duncan, Mr. Lukin applied for leave to with draw the application, which was granted. Australian Mails.-Mails by the R.M.S. Himalaya, which left Fre mantle .on May 7, arrived i m London on the night of the 1st inst. The. s.s. Sierra mails, which left Auck land on April 27, arrived in London on the night of the 2nd inst. Application for a New Reads Board. -A deputation from the Melville Roads Board was introduced by Mr. Gordon, M.L.A., to the Minister for Works (Mr. Price) ye terday. The Minister was asked to appoint a new Roads Board within the area over which the Melville Board has jurisdic tion. on the ground that the interests cf those living at the Applecross end were not identical with those residing at the Bicton end. Tlhe Minister, in replying, said the proposal made was absolutely opposed to the policy of the Government, which was not to split into two existing road boards areas. It was obvious in the present case that if the area was split, and two road boards established, the revenue obtain ahle would be lessened, and the cost of adm nir4i ion increased. There might, hoevore, be a way out of the difficulty by hie Bieton end of the Board's jurisdiction being attached to the East Frkmantlo M?nicipality. if that local body offered no objcction. Although he could hold out no hope of the deputation's request being granted. he would have the subject looked care full,, into, with a view of seeing if what ,e had suggested could be carried into effect..
The Sewerage Scdeme and the City Council.-When spoken to yesterday about the protest of the Perth City Council against the failure of the Pub lic Works Department to consult the municipal officers in respect to the sewerago scheme, the Under-Secretary for Public Works said that the Depart ment was quite willing to submit the plans and specifications for the scheme to the Council's officers. He added that arrangements had been made for the Engineer-in-Chief to meet the municipal authorities and explain the system to them on his return from Bun bury. Death Sentence Commuted.-At a meeting of the Executive Council yes terday the death sentence recently passed upon an aboriginal named Willie. for a murder committed in the North-West. was commuted to two years' imprisonment. Inspector-General of Forests.--The Government has decided that it is not desirable at the present juncture to carry out its intention of appointing San Insoector-General of Forests. Cou sequently the Public Service Commis sioner will not, as was anticipated, make any recommendation with regard to the filling of the position. Home of Peace, Subiaco.-A meeting of the general committee was held on T'uesday afternoon, at the Honme. Pre sent--Mr. Loton. M.L.C. (in the chair), Mesdames Kingsmill, Bird. Fraser, Le froy, Edward Shenton, Brown, and
Wilkinson. the Misses Moore and Le frog, the Revs. T. Bird and A. S. Wil son, Mr. H. C. Armstrong,, Mr. F. C. Faulkner (lion. treasurer), and the Rev. D. I. Freedman (hon. secretary). Apolo gies for non-attendance were received from Lady Bedford, Mrs. Oct. Burt, Mrs. S. Stubbs, Mrs. Lukin, Mrs. Lo ton. Mrs. Bean, and Dr. Wilkinson: A sub-committee consisting of the pre sident, hon. treasurer, hon. secretary, Rev. T. Bird, Mrs. Kingsmill, and Mirs. Bird, was appointed to make all arrangements with regard to the an nual meeting. The president promis ed a donation of £10 towards the pur chase of a cow, to replace the one that has been lost. An application for ad mission to the cancer ward was con sidered and wranted. Telegraphic Interruptions.-The fol lowing notices were issued by the Chief Telegraph Office yesterday :-" Ado laide reports business from Eucla will be delayed a few hours to-day, as lines working poorly through rain. Broome reports east line partially earthed be yond Derby since yesterday afternoon; business will be delayed." Victoria Park and the Tramways. To-day, the Victoria Park Municipal Council will, in order to celebrate the official opening of the local tramway, now that the lease from the Council to the company has been signed, entertain the children of the district. Four bogie cars have been placed at the dis-" posal of the Council by the company to convoy the children to Osborne Park, and thence back to the Victdria Park Recreation Ground, where they are to he enteitained with refreshments, sports, etc. The Perth Tramway Band will render selections during the after noon. The proceedings will commence at 9.15 a.m., when the youngsters will be photographed, and at 10 a.m. sharp the cars will leave for Osborne Park. Lectures on Midwifery.-Tho first of the second series of lectures on mid wifery was delivered by Dr. Haynes, in Topsham Private Hospital, last night. It was of a preliminary character, and was attended by a number of ladies. A small fee is chaaged for the course of lectures, the proceeds being devoted to the support of a private ward in Topsham Hospital, which is available for patients, free of charge. Steps are being taken, we are informed, to intro duce into Parliament a Bill somewhat similar to Statutes in force in other countries, providing that no nurse shall be allowed to attend such cases unless she has received adequate instruction, and been a regular attendant at mid wifery lectures. Midland Junction Loan.-In accord ance with a resolution passed by the Midland Junction Municipal Council to borrow £3,500 for the purpose of ex tending the electric lighting plant, tenders have been called, and are re turnable at noon to-day for the amount. The interest offered is 44 per cent. per annum, for 25 years, with the right to redeem within 15 years, the sinking fund bem- 3 per cent. The annual ratable value of the municipality is. £41,000, previous loans incurred amount to' £18,300, and the approximate re venue from all sources for the year is' £10,000. The "Agricultural Journal."-In the "Evenipg "Mail" of Friday last appear ed a paragraph announcing that the Public Service Commissioner had re commelred Mr. John Drayton. the late editor-of the "Sunday Times," for the position of sub-editor of the "Agricul tural Journal" at a salary of £150. A "West Australian" representative asked the Director of Agriculture (Mr. C. F. Chaplin) on the following day what special qualifications for the post had apparently carried the sucessful can didate through. At the interview Mr. Chaplin explained that, as head of the department from which the Journal issues, he had recommended Mr. Dray ton to the Public Service Commissioner on account of his literary attainments only-w-hich were among the best of those offering-it having appeared to him (Mr. Chaplin) that even an abso lute lack of agricultural knowledge was no disqudlification in an applicant for the post. It is now confidently as serted in several well-informed quarters that the published references to this matter were more or less premature in that it will be found 'that the candidate whom Mr. Jull has actually recom mended to Cabinet is possessed of a closely-packed store of agricultural knowledge. Funeral of Mr. Robert Bustorff. The funeral of the late Mr. Robert Bustorff, Fremantle, took place yester day afternoon in the Church of Eng land portion of the Fremantle ceme tery. The chief mourners were Mrs. R. Bustorff, widow; Mr. and Mrs. Mc Vicar, brother-in-law and sister; Mrs. Markham, and Messrs. Taylor 'and Yorath. The pall-bearers were the following officers of the Queen's Own Lodge. I.O.O.F., to which the deceased belonged: -Bros. Heales, Wark, Airy, and Hunter. The following brethern n ere also present: Messrs. Murray, Solomon, Gillespie, Hoffman, and Mc Kelbie. Numerous wreaths and floral tributes were sent. The Rev. Mr. Gill officiated at the grave while the funeral ceremony of the lodge was con dlueted by Bros. E. R. Heeales and B. B. Hoddinott. The funeral arrange ments were carried out by Messrs.
Arthur G. Davies and Co. of Fre- mantle. The Fremantle Plague Patient. Dr. Anderson reported last night that the y'oung man Finlay, who was at tacked by plague the other day, was progressing favourably. Commercial Examinations.-The next commercial examination dnder the auspices of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, will take place on July 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. Entries, which close on Friday, the 29th inst.. at 5 p.m., may be lodged with any Chamber of Commerce in the State. Several applications from merchants requiring juniors holding these certificates have already been received. Western Australian Law Students' Society.-At a meeting of the Western Australian Law Students'. Society, held at the Alexandra Cafe last night, Mr. L. Lohrmann delivered a lecture on "'The Statute Laws of Western Aus tralia." The lecturer's remarks were addressed chiefly to those who are read ing for the forthcoming law examina tions. Fremantle Week Celebrations.-In response to representations from the " Fromantle Week" committee to the Government for the purpose of having October 29 proclaimed a public holi day for Fremantle and district, instead of October 2" (Eight Hours Day), the Premier has informed the committee that the Governmefft are prepared to grant the holiday-, provided that he re ceived formal notification that the Eight Hours committee and the com mittee of thie "Fremantle Week" had decided upon that date as being the commencement of the celebrations in connection with the latter body, and that the Eight Hours people would not in any way expect a holiday to be proclaimed on October 22. On receipt of the letter, the secretary forwarded it to the Froemantle Trades Hall As sociation, and at last night's moeting of that. body .th matter came up for consideration. It was pointed out by one of the delegates that if the date mentioned was proclaimed a holiday for Fremantle and district only, it would debar a nuniber of men em ployed at the Midland Junction work shops from attending. It was ulti mately decided that before taking any definite action in the matter a com mittec, consisting of Messrs. Coen, Pady. and Rowe, be appointed to meet the "Fremantle Week" committee, in order to discuss the question. ,: How We Entered Chitral."-In the Methodist. Church, Brisbane-street. last night. Mr. W. F. Buchan, formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders, repeated his lecture entitled, "How we Entered Chitral in 1895." The attendance was large, and the lecturer's remarks were listened to attentively. U.A.O.D.-The usual meeting of the Prosperity Lodge, No. 333, l .A.O.D., was held at King's Hall, Subiaco, on Tuesday evening. The following offi cers were installed for the ensuing six months by D.P. Bro. Reid:-A.D., uro. Westlake; V.A., Bro. Lawrence; secretary. Bro. Luth: treasurer, Bro. Elphickl; I.G., Bro, Gould; O.G., Bro. a
W. McKnight; A.D.B.'s; Bros. HodgP and Atkinson; V.A.B., Bros. Tatham and Berryman; M. secretary, Bro. Cameron. A hearty vote of thanks was accordeu the installing officer and tr the retiring officers. R.M.S. Orient.-The R.M.S. Orient, from England, was sighted 18 miles north-west of Rottnest at 12.35 this morning. New Music.-We have received from Messrs. Gould and Co., music publish ers, of London, a parcel of their latest publications. Two charming pieces by Wilfrid Sanderson may be commended to the attention of pianoforte teachers as tuneful and attractive for the moderately advanced pupil. One, a melody in D major, is entitled "Songe d'Amour," the other, a bright air de ballet, is styled "Coquette." The same composer has also effectively ar ranged Schumann's "Traumerei" for pedal organ. The vocal music com prises a new and expressive song, ' Autumn Gold" by Gerald Lane, a lullaby "Hush me to Dreams," by Kennedy Russell (with violin and 'cello obligati), reminiscent of another popu lar song with very similar title, and an action song, "The Willow Pattern Plato," words by May Gillington and music by Arthur E. Godfrey. Farewell to Mr. F. Schruth.-Last night, at the German Club, a well-at tended gatuerine of members assembled to bid farewell to Mr. F. Schruth, who is leaving for Germany next Monday. After dinner, an enjoyable dance brought a pleasant evening to a close. A Musical Evening.-The fortnightly meeting of the Perth branch of the Austrahan Natives' Association was held on Tuesday evening, and took the form of a musical evening. There was a large attendance of members and their friends, and a number of excel lent items were given by Misses Ben nor, Sallery, and Robinson, Messrs. Hardiman, 'Parsons, O'Connor, Arnold, and Crawcour. It was announced that a social on a more extensive scale would shortly be held in St. George's Hall. At the next meeting a debate will take place with representatives of the Midland Junction branch, on the relative merits of the Agricultural and mining industries as bearing on the permanent prosperity of the State. Police News.-Yesterday afternoon, Detective Dempsey and Plain-clothes Constable Purdue arrested Hugh McConville on a charge of having, at Perth, on June 1, stolen a quantity of clothing, valued at £3, the property of J. Masel and Son. Plain-clothes Constables Purdue and Pierce took An thony Neilson into custody yesterday, on a charge of having, at Perth, on June 3, stolen £3, the property of Alfred Robinson. Both accused will be brought before the Perth Police Court this morning. The Late Mr. J. Grave.-The funeral of the late Mr. James Grave took place yesterday afternoon, and was very largely attended. The cortege, starting from Harry-street Cottesloe, proceed ed to the Star of the Sea Roman Catho lic Church, Cottesloe, where the first portion of the burial service was read, and thence to the .Roman Catholic Cemetery, Karrakatta, where the re mains were interred. The Rev. Father O'Neill officiated both .in the church and at the graveside. The pall-bearers were Colonel Campbell, Mr. H. Wil liams, Mr. T. G. Molloy, Mr. David Forrest, Mr. W. Osborn, and Mr. H. G. Stirling. The chief mourners were Mrs. J. Grave, widow of the deceased; Messrs. Cecil, Fred;. and Jack Grave, sons; Mrs. Cranston, Misses Ethel, Violet, end Octavia Grave, daughters; Mrs. Cecil Grave, daughter-in-law; Mr. J. Ward, brother-in-law; Mr. Horace Grave, nephew. Among those present were Mr. H. M. Saunders (Mayor), representing the Claremont Municipal Council; Mr. H. G. Stirling, representing the Claremont' Roads Board, in which body the deceased took a great interest; Mr. David Forrest, representing the trustees of the For rest Estate; Messrs. W. Mumme, J. H. Smith, J. Morrow, R. Dale, S. F. Moore, John Stewart, T.. Flynn, John Flylin, W. Gunibleton, and FP. Walsh. Numerous wreaths and floral tributes were sent. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Bowra and O'Dea. Mr. August Knapp; siialit in eye testing, may be consulted daily at his rooms. 67 Barrack-street, opposite the Treasury. Hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No agenta. The Commercial Tailoring Company, importers of High-grade Woollae, cater onlv for first-cela busines. ýts cutter holds recognised English diplomas. Cash, or extended terms if desired. First floor over "Economic." William. street; and Bairds Buildings, High street. Fremantle. The funeral of the late Mr. John Hum phrjes, late of. the Telegraph Depar ment, Perth, took place on Saturday afternoon, and was very largely attend ed. The cortege moved from his late residence, 100 1ork-street, Subiaco, and proceeded to. the Church of England Ce metery, Karrakatta. where the remains were interred. The Rev. G. F. Petrie officiated at the grave. The pall-bearers were--Messrs. H. RyAn, A. Caporn, A. IH. Rowe, G. Herne, H. Phillips, and A. G. Fishwick. The chief mourners were -Messrs. Thomas, Hubert, ~o~hn
IRur, nunl .racTm aquau mu s n as (sons); Mr. L. A. Clifton (son-in-law); and Miss Edio Sharp. Numerous wreaths and floral tributes wore received. The funeral arrangements were carried out bJy Messrs. Bowra and O'Dea. The usual weekly meeting of the Perth Wesley Literary and Debating So ciety was held in the church parlour. H[ay-street, on Friday evening last, when the president, Kev. Joseph Snell, delivered a lecture on the heart. With the aid of diagrams, the lecturer ex plained the construction and functions of that organ, and at the close of the lec ture replied to a number of questions. There was a good attendance of mem bers and visitors, who, judging from the remarks they made. greatly appreciated the manner in which the lecturer handl ed his subject. Mr. Chas. Sommers states that plans are now available of the subdivision. of the Guildford Show Grounds. Acting under instructions from the Royal Agri cultural Society. Mr. Sommers will sell this estate, which consists of' 42 large building sites, by auction on Thursday, June 14. Messrs. Amsberg and Co. announce that they will hold an unreserved sale of superior furniture and effects, at the residence, Cleaver-street. at 11 o'clock this morning. Mr. Frank Edgcumbe will sell, in his rooms. 158 Barrack-street. at half-past 2 p.m. to-day, household furniture, child's perambulator, tables, chairs, chest of drawers, crockery. etc.. without reserve. it is announced that Mr. A. W. Ducat will sell to-day, at 11 a.m.,. on the prc mises, Shenton-road. close to the station, Claremont, under instructions from Mr. A. Farr, who is leaving the State, the whole of his superior furniture and fur nishings, particulars of which are adver tised. The funeral of the' late DMrs. Mary IMoyns, wile of Mr. John Moyns, of Su biaco, took place oi Tuesday afternoon nud was very largely attended. The re mains were interred in the Church of England Cemetery, Karrakatta Tile de ceased was a very old resident of the State, having arrived here with her hus hand anud family in the shin Daylight some 31 years ago. The Rev. G. F. Pet rie officiated at the graveside. The pall bearers were Messrs. I1. Daw, T. Cousins, E. Williams, A. Grihiths. W. Stuart, and P. Finnerty. The telephone branch, Perth, was represented by ?Messrs. IT. Daw and W. Studrt, and the Fremantle branch by Mr. P. Noonan. The chief mourners were Mr. John Maoyns, husband of the deceased: Messrs. William Alfred and Frederick Charles Moayus, sons; Mrs. P. Barrett. Mrs. ER. H. Bowra. and Mrs. ,T. A. Halliday, "daughters; Messrs. E. IT Bowra and J. A. Halliday, sons-in law; Mrs. W. A. Mfoyns and Mrs. F. C. Moyns, daughters-in-law; Guy Bowra, TJack and Willie Hlalliday, grandsons. Numerous wreaths and floral tributes were received, as well as a large number of letters and telegrams of sympathy. T he funeral arrangemcnt-5 were carried out by Messrs. Bowra and O'Dea. The usual weekly concert was held in the Fremantle Sailors' Rest on Tuesday evening. The following ladies and gentle men assisted:--Misses Kinross. Brindle, Sewdon. and Flindoll, Messrs. Congdon. Wade, Hamlyn, Luff, and Ick. Grama ohone selections were given on an excel lent instrument, kindly lent by Nichol sonl and Co An advertisement appears elsewhere convening a meeting of University Cradnateý at the "Athcnaeulm," 403 Hay street, at 4.15 p.n~,