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COUNTRY NEWS.

BURRACOPPIN. — Rainfall for the first six months recorded at the post office was 44 ;t points. For Juno. 105 {joints were recorded, and --o far for July 87 points have fallen.

Ni-arly all crops are exceptionally liackwani Jor this tiny of the y«ir, and the kpiu'Ri1 opinion is that less luiv will be cut than last vear. — P.... in? at Mines' Hill on July 12. the Burra fnppin foot'iall team was defeated by Morredin j Warriors, 17.1C to 3.S. ! BUSSELTON. — At the ltu«elton Police Court Vims. W. IVukp, storekeeper, was charged with having i;ii!ei| to keep a resistor showing the hours worked by an employee. Mr. T. J. C'ouke, who repr.sentetl the Shop and Factories De partment, stated that defendant had been fined several times for breaches ut the Act, and asked tor an exemplary penally. A flue of £5 and mist- v:i» inflict' d. I'eake was also charged wirh having failed to see I lint the amount pay ilile to ihc Hospital Fund with respect to thn nases earned by the employee, was paid. In this case a tine. -if £2 and costs was imposed. Thus. Robson. charged with liaving failed to register a shop occupied by him as a hair .liefser, was fined 10/ and costs. Geo. I-ailoy. sarjffe proprietor, who pleaded not jruilty to l-e!n? the occupier of an unregistered factory, nas also fined 10/ and costs. 1». M. Hart, of the Vasse Hotel, was charged with having em ployed a barman at a rate of payment he!«-\v the arbitration award KovfroiiiK such employ ment. Defendant pleaded not tf'iilty, contend intr that the man was only employed in a relieving capacity. A fine of 10/ was inflicted. Ben Jones was then fined 10/ on a charge of having worked at a rate less than the arbitra tion award? — A movement has been launched with the object of transf-inns? the Busseltuti rhow to the town recreation pround. ami a meeting was held on Saturday niirlit to discuss rhe proposal. Representatives of the Town Council. Southern Districts Agricultural Society jnd spurting bodies are included in a commit tee to Mill further investigate tlv idea. — Senator Kins=mill paid a brief visit to Busssllon during the present week. — Busseitun district premier ship matches on Sunday resulted in Uusselton Tastimes (8 goals S behind?) defeating New town (5.15) and Capel (5.7) defeating Rail ways ('- be(iinds). I CLACKLINE.— The sustenance men who for the past five months have been living under can vas while engaged in repairing and re-making the Clackline-TooJyay-road, have now left the district, and have gone to Sealirook. One of the last piece* of work undertaken by thorn was the building of u large culvert n«r the Junction of the Xnrtham and Toodyay roads, about a mile from Clackline, thus removing from that part of the main road a very sharp curve which his alwavs been a scuree of danger to motorists. — Oii July 6 Clackline school was visited by the Xcrthtm group of Toe H. Despite inclement weather, the group succeeded in conducting a number' of sports events, for each of which prizes w«r* given. The evening's entertainment (liven in the Public Hall, though specially designed for children, was largely attended by adults also. — A dance and bazaar wa.s held in the Public Hall on July 8 in aid of funds for the Anglican church, Toodj-ny, which benefited to th-- extent cf over £4. — For the pa6t week mild weather liar, obtained, rain having fallen on several days. Crops arc locking very well, and feed is com ing alo..g slowly. All stock is in good con dition

CORRIGIN. — The Corrigin Oirl Guides visited Qiiairading on July 9 to take part with the Quairading and Dangin troops in an enrolment ceremony. — On July 10, the Corrigin Football Club visited Quairading. The match ended m a draw. — Keen interest is belong taken in the popular girl competition in aid of the local hospital Two nominations have been received, viz Miss Trixie Atkinson and Miss Lily Ains wortii. Th» Country Women's Association are sponsoring the former, while the latter is re presenting the combined friendly societies. Several entertainments in aid of their respective candidates have been arranged by the two bodies. — At the last monthly meeting of the Corriirin Road Board a letter was received from the Bruce Rock Board requesting the coopra tion of the Corrigin Hoard in a rabbit-poisoning campaign, from October 15 to 21. It was agreed to complv. Ft was resolved that laml valuations be reduced by SO per cent, on the old Federal valuations. Rates were struck as follow: — General rate, lid. in the £1: loan rate, id. in the £1; town rate, i)d. in the £1; town loan rate. 6d. in the £1: health rate. 2d. in the £l; %cnnin rate, Jd. in the £1. CUNDERDIN.— The west (Meckering) ward rural rate was incrcared from Id. in the £1 to l}d., and the town rate from 9d. in the £1 to 1/ at a meeting of the Mcekering Road Board on July 2. The deficit on the Mecknring Hall was the 'cause of the increase. The central (Cunderdin) and the oast (Tammin) ward rates were unaltered. The health rate for the. health district comprising the towns in the three wards was reduced from 4d. in the £1 to 3d. The valuations were unaltered. — The Archbishop of Perth (Dr. Le Fanu} preached at Cunderdin on Sunday, July 10, and was welcomed at lunch in the hall by church people. — A sum of £200 has been received from the. Main Roads Board for relief of unemployment in the district — By defeating Cunderdin by 4S points on July 3. Tammin drew level with them in the pre miership competition of the Meckering District Football Association. Cunderdin and Tainmin have scored 24 points and Meckering and North Cnnderdin 12 points. — R-iiniaH for June was light, only 102 pointB being registered. There has been only one lower registration since 1918. 'Thik' -month to date, 112 points have fallen.

GWALIA. — The Owalia Tennis Club's fourth annual ball, held last week, was an unqualified success. The liall decorations were elaborate. The attendance was more than the hall could comfortcbly accommodate ? In the Leonora Police Court on July 7, before Mr. W. E. Leth lean, J P., a charge against J. Bosieh of dis r-luinfing firearms in a public place was dis missed. On a second charge of using threatening language to William Schillow, Bosich was fined 10/. On a charge against William Schillow of driving a taxi car without a licence, a fine of 20/ was imposed, with 7/ costs. — At a gene-cl meeting of tho A.W.U. on July 10 the election of local officers for th-? ensuing year resulted as follows* — Chairman, Mr. T. Kewsbam; secre tary. Mr. K. McLean; treasuTOT. Mr. F. Penne father; hall committee, Messrs. Haddow and Lam bert, with the three othf-r officials elected. — An elderly miner, named John Brown, met with a serious accident while at work on July 11. A machine bar fell on him, with the result that he1 sustained a fractured and dislocated shoulder. MARGARET. — Colonel Le Souef (Veterinary A'lvisTj, who has been ab.sent on account of illness has returned to duty.— Dr. Taylor IVwmas has taken over Dr. Rigbv'g practice. Mr. and Mrs. Rigby have left for Collie. Miss Taylor Tewmas is practising dentistry in Mar garet. — On July 10 a soccer match was played for the cup, between Margaret and Bramfey, Bromley winning by 4 goals to one. A match was also played between Cowararnup nnd Ko«a Brook, which resulted in a draw. PrNJARRA. — At the annual meeting of the Murray District Hospital on Monday, Mr. Ross McLarty, MX.A., who presided over* a large at tendance, referred to the difficulty of nuking ends meet. It wus to uncommon thing to have to write off amounts due br patients, becauso tlitv were not in a position to pay. A motion was carried that a public subscription for the building fund be opened. Mr. Ecclestoue made the first donation of £5. The following were appointed the Pinjarra representatives of the committee: — Mcsdames D. I'aterson and Taylor; and Messrs. R. McLarty and T. P. Bennett. — To raise funds for the local Anglican Church, a bridge and whist evening took place at the residence of Mr. Ross McLarty on Wednesday night, and was a great success financially. — For the extraordinary vac ancy caused in the local road board by the resignation of Mr. P. J. Fields, two nominations were received from Mr. Gunnerson and Mr. Field (re-nominated). The election takes place on Monday next. — A masquerade ball held to raise funds for the Pinjarra Aussie footballers was a great success. WANNAMAL. — Mrs. K. K. Byrne, an old resi dent of the Wajinamal district, died at the Moora Hospital recently. Her husband originally owned the well known West Point estate, which he sold to the late Mr. A. W. Edgar about 18 years ago. Mrs. Byrne left nine sons and two daugh ters. — The road bridge over the Moore River at Mogumber hns been completed. — Mis3 Jean London has been appointed to the stuff of the York Hospital. — Owing to the receut rains the Wannamal Lake has risen considerably. It is covered by hundreds of swans.

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