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COUNTRY. BEVERLEY. Summer weather still continues, and far mers have experienced splendid carting. weather. The roads have been cut.up in many places, and are now receiving the at tention of the Roads Board. Cultivation has commenced, and many farmers intend to sow, early. Burning off is in full swing, and no re ports of any fires having got out of control are to hand, though many landholders have had an anxious time. The majority of older settlers are leaving the burning until early in March. as it is. believed it can then be Icarried on with less risk. Joseph Billings, who figured recently in an assault case at Mt. Kokeby, was brought before Mr. William Cowan, R.M., at Bever ley on 21st and 22nd inst. The. case was heard with closed doors, and the accused was committed for trial on both charges. At a committee meeting of the Beverley Race Club'on the 22nd inst. the programme for the annual meeting, to take place in April next, was arranged. £80 will be given away in stakes. DUMBLEYUNG. The townsite here is now a busy one, a saddler and blacksmith having started busi ness, and the National Bank has tempor arily secured the Agricultural Hall to open a permanent branch of that. institution in this locality. The want of hotel accommo dation has been badly felt this wheat sea son, and a requisition and petition has been largely signed by those who have to suffer great inconvenience in its absence. It is estimated that at least 200,000 baigs of wheat will have been sent over the Dumbelyung line by the end of this sea son. The Producers' Union have nearly 70,000 bags stacked, whose ultimate desti nation is believed to be Albany for exporta tion. The survey of the Dumbleyung extension is now well in hand, and the permanens pegging of the line was commenced last week. Some little difficulty was experienced in selecting the route for the first five miles, and the ultimate destination is sup posed to be the 125-mile gate on the rabbit proof fence. There is a general desire now the Government are at work in the district that the survey should be taken on seven or eight miles past the centre to serve the lands at Lake Grace. Another survey party is busy cutting up the land before selection outside the fence. One area of about 20,000 acres east of the 118-mile will be shortly completed, and as the land is so good a rush is anticipated to secure the blocks, the majority of which are all good forest land. KATANNING. A concert was held on Thursday evening in the Katanning Institute' in connection with the Methodist Church harvest thanks giving celebrations. Singers from all de nominations assisted, and two excellent solos were rendered by Miss Eva Morris, formerly of Adelaide, but now of Wagin. Burning off is still going on in all parts of the district, and a greatly increased area will be got ready for the plough this year. Good progress is being made by the con tractor with the new railway station build ings. Neither the design nor the extent of the buildings comes up to the ideas of the people. KALGOORLIE. William Regan, who was on February 14 sentenced to nine weeks' imprisonment on a charge of having had in his possession gold reasonably suspected to have been un lawfully obtained, and who was given his liberty pending an appeal, surrendered to his bail yesterday. He stated that he had decided to abandon the appeal and. was taken into custody to serve the sentence imposed. MECKERING. On Wednesday night at the usual meeting of the Literary and Debating Society the first part of the evening was devoted to impromptu speeches, the following lead ing the discussion on the subjects drawn: Mesdames O. Wilson, T. G. Halbert, Messrs. Crump, Wilson, Dixon, Atkinson, and SDoubikin. Mr. R. B. Blyth gave the. open ing address. on the fixed subject, "The Cadet System,'' and delivered a well pre pared practical address on the system. Tie matter was spoken to by Messrs. O. Wilson, T. G. Halbert, R. Dixon, W. A. Kinken, Mrs. Markey, and the Revs. H. Vine and A. E. - Jolly. At the conclusion of the speeches a vote was taken,' and the meeting showed it self in favour of the establishment of a local mounted cadet corps. Mr. H. L. Johnson, till recently asssitant to Mr. F. F. Stephenson, manager of the Western Australian Bank, has been tracs ferred to Kookynie. Mr. Johnson, who will be missed in the town by the tennis club and the Anglican Church, left for his new work last week, and is succeeded by Mr. Gell, late of Geraldton. In the Waeel Church Hall on Thursday night a social gathering was held to give the people an opportunity of saying good bye to Mr. i. Masters and family, who, g after 10 years' residence, have sold their farm and are returning to New South Wales. The Rev. A. E. Jolly presided over a large audience. The following contri buted to the programmie:-Mr. R. B. Blyth, 'Mr. A. Millar, Miss Koch, Messrs. F. S. White, R. Dixon, and A. W. Mor Sroll.. On behalf of the friends at Waeel the chairman presented Mr. and Mrs. SMasters with a beautiful silver teaset and ; tray, and Mr. G. E. Morrell was asked to Shand to Mr. Shaw (the Masters' children's * great grandfather) a silver-mounted pipe min a case.. Supper was then served. Mr. SShaw briefly returned thanks, and was fol lowed by Mr. Masters on behalf of this Sfamily. Tle singing of "Auld Lang Syne" Sand the National Anthem brought a very a successful evening to a close. l Harvesting operations and carting are * nearing the end. As the result of fairly heavy rain last Sunday week, cultivators 1- have been put on and a little ploughing proceeded with. NORSEMAN. On Friday evening the body of a miner named William Mason was found near the ' Waihi mine hanging from a tree. The de Sceased was well known in the district, where She had resided for a number of years. An Sinquest was opened on Saturday and ad Sjourned to to-day.

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