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NEWS AND NOTES.

Fine and warmer, with east to north Iwinda, is the forecast for to-day.

A Full Ship. When the Orient liner Ormonde sailed from Fremantle for the United Kingdom last night every berth was taken and all her cargo space was full. At Fremantle 30 passengers embarked, making the total 720. The Ormonde sailed two hours before her usual time to make up the day she will spend in Naples, so that passengers may visit Rome. .Theatregoers' Train. The Commissioner of Railways (Mr. E. A. Evans) said yesterday that, to suit the convenience of railway passengers at tending the presentation of 'Saint Joan' nt His Majesty's Theatre to-night and to morrow night, he had arranged to delay until 11.40 p.m. the train which usually leaves Perth for Midland Junction at 11.20 p.m. A Perth Miniature. Mail-boat passengers spending Monday in Perth make a point of securing snap shots of its best vistas and views. Yes terday a group of five men and women were passing Surrey Chambers when a fellow passenger importuned them not to miss the scene at the foot of Howard street. He described it to them in en thusiastic tones as 'a perfect gem.' A minute later several cameras were re cording the glowing scene of river and esplanade, palm and cloudless sky. Commonwealth Public Service. At the conference of the Associated Chambers of Commerce, which was held in Sydney in March, it was decided to suggest to the Prime Minister that the Commonwealth Public Service should re vert to a six-day working 'week.' The Perth Chamber of Commerce has now been advised by the secretary of the As sociated Chambers that the Prime Minis ter had asked to be furnished with any particulars which indicate the effect upon the business community of the operation of the five-day working week in the ser vice. Wyndham Meat Works. The Chief Secretary (Mr. C. F. Baxter) said yesterday that 1,271 beasts had been killed during the second week of the operations of the Wyndham Meat Works for this season. Owing to the occurrence of Labour Day on May 2, this was not a full week, and it compared very favour ably with the corresponding week's opera tions for the season last year, as well as ?with the figures for the first week for this season, when 1,070 beasts were slaughtered. The first week was also a broken week. Winthrop-avcnue. At a meeting of the Perth City Council sesterday, a letter was read stating that tne Minister for Lands (Mr. Latham) had decided to change the name of Ferdi nand-street,.which runs from King's Park to the University, to Winthrop-avenue. Cr. Boas protested at the Governments usurping the functions of the City Coun cil. It was not the first time, he said, that the Government had ignored the council. The council agreed to the change of name unanimously in order that the name of Sir Winthrop Hackett might be perpetuated. Printing Industry Dispute. The Conciliation Commissioner of the Federal Arbitration Court (Mr. E. H. Coneybeer), and Mr. G. Anderson, in dustrial officer of the Printing and Allied Trades Employers' Association of Austra lia, arrived in Perth by the Great West ern express yesterday in connection with the dispute between the association and the Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia and others. The hearing ?was formally opened at the Supreme Court in the afternoon and adjourned until this morning at 10.30 o'clock, the parties devoting the afternoon to a con ference. Mr. F. G. Saunders is repre senting the West Australian respondents. Conditions In Sydney. On their way to Ireland, where they ?will attend the Eucharistic Congres, Messrs. F. J. and J. M. GUmore, alder men from Redfern (N.S.W.) passed through Fremantle yesterday on the liner Ormonde, from the Eastern States. After the congress they will tour Europe and at Rome will have audiences with the Pope and Mussolini. They wiU return to Aus tralia by way of America. Discussing con ditions in Sydney, Mr. J. M. Gihnore said that the depression was more acute there than in any other part of Australia. The opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the greatest events in the history of New South Wales, followed by the Royal Show made trade brisk for about six weeks; but it gradually faded away again. Monger's Lake. ' ,. Since the Perth City Council assumed control of Monger's Lafce in 1917 it has bought about 120 acres of swampy and low-lying land adjoining the lake, and, a plan of development having been approved, the City Engineer (Mr. H. G. Atwell) has lad the necessary plant assembled at the lake for reclamation work.' On Saturday next at 3 p.m., at the foot of Northwood fltreet, the Lord Mayor (Sir William Lathlain) will perform the ceremony of switching on the plant. Subsequently a programme of sports will be carried out by the boy scouts of the Leederville. Wembley and Mount Hawthorn troops for a championship shield, presented by the council. This will be an annual fix ture and the first troop to win the cham pionship three times in succession will retain the shield. Band selections, com mencing at 2.30 p.m., will be rendered throughout the afternoon. The City Council extends an invitation to the public to be present.

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