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NEWS & -NOTES
There was a big| exodus of pas- sengers by steamier leaving for, sou- thern ports ¡on Thursday, last. <
Sixty-sjK passengers left byf the steafmpr - for southern ports on Thursday Just. A great nu'nilber of picup! e' who ¡jvished1 to leave were ¡un-
able lo secure berths.
Air. T. Wargan, Jiead of the Sur- vey Dcp'ai'tmlent, has been ordered south by, 'his Imbdical adviser for resl and change of scene. He has not been feeling1 well for- some time
The Rev. lather Gsell, the Ad- ministrator Apostolic, will adminis-i
ter ,the Sacramient of Confirmation in» 'the Catholic Church at the conclusion of the (9.30 a.(rn(. M£ss, on next Sun- day, 2nd Seipteimjber. ?»
Don't forget the K.T.R.C. ^ace Imiecting on Saturday. See big ad vcrtjseimient in th'iis issue for all ¡de- tails. AU ¡profits donated to patri- otic funds. ¡ft. ¡good dayV sfp'ort
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Thb latest Idlefeed irevelatioti xe the genesis of fthfe big1 industrial uphea-* val in 'Australia | gives the ¡movement ¡a very! sinister complexion. If true
to briingi discredit than anything which it will d10 talon on Labour ideals
has happened for (many a longl day
About half ai at Pine Creek Imjorning, whilst derstand) were
inch of rain fell early on Tuesday $4 points (we un-
recorded at Brock's
Creek. Light showers1 also fell in Darwin and Vicinity, and throughout Tuesday fra overcast sky and
"miuggy" atmosphere was threatful
of fmrtlien domnppurs. Generally tliere seelmjsi ¡every indication of tlie
setting! in pf an ¡early wet season.
IA wild (stjofiy fnksi (going the irjounds |of thb tioiwin on (Wednesday ¡morning respecting the alleged capture of a
German spy 'IN j FLAGRANTI DE- LICIO at the N.A.M. Coy's, wot ki, at Paraparap (in ithe early hours oJ Tuesday ¡mprniing. iWe have been ¡unable to obtain any confirtm(ation of Ithe rujm|our, which is p|robably a can- ard, evolved frolml! some alarmist's im- agination in thes^ stirring tim'es.
We are asked, to state that thu
loimlinations receijed |up to date io.
die Baby Comp|etition indicate thal lit is (gpjimjgi iti^bei a* (huge success. The nu(m|ber of (entries is no|w 23. There prolmiises toj be| an equal number foi babies under jone] year and between the ages ¡of. 0|ne and two years. Su a pirizei (will be) g ¡ven in each' pi the two, divisions. It is hoped tin.s intimation will be clearly understood by all' ¡mothers, and that there wil* be no fmlisunderstanding.
In sending! ¡along five guineas fo¿ the N. T. Ba,t,tlejpjlane Fund, a cor- respondent-who, has "done his bit" in the hell on the western front writes: "Tlie1 writer (fromi actual
experience) knows ¡how absolutely ne-
cessary arq aeroplanes for finding
enemy batteries, ¿te. He has seen dozens of Britishj planes going ac- ross Np (Mjan's Land and shooting on Fritz's trenches, also wirelessing the position of German batteries and ¡movements of endmy troops,"
The Rev. M¿. Lane by so¡m¡e means ¡mjissed the train leaving Pine Creek on Tuesday inprniiig, and as he was due in Darwin on Wednesday even- ing to celebrate a ¡marriage, moie than ordinary interest has been taken
in the incident. jWhen 'we went to press the news was that after Imiiss ingi the) train the lev. gentle|m|an left Pine Creek on an ordinary bicycle, and that ion Tuesday evening he had reached the Adelaide River. Not
bad travelling! (on a (bad rpjad in this hot and ¡muggy weather.
A Brock's Creek correspiondent writes under eUatei 21-8-17: "Just ¡a, line to let you know th^-t Jack Hill, pf the itwp, and' a half (mille woi le- nas been wounded in action. We received word last week. I thought perhaps some pf his Imatjes would be interested. He was Very pppular and well liked. My brother is bet- ter, and is now tetapjorary instructor flying corps at Beverly, fie was to go ito France shortly, s|o his arm knust be now thoroughly; cured. No news here. ¡The pjlace is deadly dull, and getting vquieter every week."
Mr. Whittle, Town Clerk, received the following wire on the evening pf th]e¡ ,24th instant!, Imarked "urgent," ma'nilely: "Kow reported killed in fiction on. ¡5th1 August, 1916, Second Lieutenant C. (F. Yeadon, 22nd Batt. Please arrange break news through Anglican clergyman fco Mr. J. S. Yea- don, Darwin, and tonvey deepi syinl pathly of King1, Qween, and Com'mon wealth GovernmîèTit* in loss he and the Ar|m|y¡ ¡have sustained." This is merely a confirimation of the sad new's that has piractically been known to those impst deeply concerned for tolany months ¡past. Lieut. Yeadon wks officially irelpiorted as "¡missing," and piresutatably facts have now come to light iwhjch destroy any hopps that (moy have* been cherished that
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