Durine: the interval at the intertown football match between the combined Kalgoorlie and Boulder teams next Sun- day, Canon Robinson (Catholic) and the Rev. Collick (Anglican) will deliver short addresses in favour of Sunday football.
A public meeting was held at the Gosnells Road Board Hall, at Madding- ton, recently, to consider questions relating to the old cemetery on the Al
bany-road, and its renovation. After discussion it was eventually proposed by Mr. McIntosh, that a Cemetery Board be formed, and that the whole of the land available be vest- ed in them as trustees, and that it be designated the Canning District Ceme- tery.
At a special meeting of the-Bunbury Municipal Council it was decided to con- vey to Mr, J, T. Short the Council's con. gratulations upon his appointment to the position of Commissioner ol' Railways.
At last week's meeting of the Clare- mont Municipal Council, reports of the Engineer for Water Supply and Sewer- age, giving details of the proposed sys- tem of stormwater drainage for that district were read. The reports stated that difficulties had occurred in the w ay
of concentration of flood waters in the lower levels of the town.
The- member for South Fremantle. Mr. A. E. Davies, M.L.A., was paid a cmplinmt last week by his constitu- ents, the occasion being a social given in his honour at Wesley Hall, Fre- mantle.
After much waitiug, it seems likely that at an early date the suburb of North Fremantle will become possessed of an efficient trainwa. service. The service will probably be in running or-
der on "September ll, as suitable cars ¡ can be borrowed^ tenvnorarilv from the Fremantle Tramway Board.
The following new companies were registered at the Supreme Court during last week:-State: Hugh Ful- ton. Ltd.; . capital, ¿61,500; shares, 1.500. each at £1; registered office, 37 King-street, Perth. Foreign: Bickford Park Land Company, Ltd.; registered office. 127 William-street, Perth.
The friends of Miss Gertrude Walton, B.A., will be pleased to hear that she has succeeded in obtaining the "Diplome d'Stúdes Françaises" at the Sorbonne, in Paris. This diploma can be obtained by students attending the lectures at the Sorbonne, and by Assistantes in the Ecoles Normales.
The revenue and expenditure returns for August, with the figures for the cor- responding month of last year were is- sued by the Under-Treasurer. The receipts
amounted to £252,142, and the expendí- j ture to .£280,454. leaving a debit balance of .£28.312. At the end of last month
the accumulated deficit amounted to1 .£258.853. and it has now Jjeen increased to .£287,105.
The first excursion of the W.A. Natural History Society was held on Saturday at Gooseberry H ¡ll, and the 20 or more members and friends who attended had a pleasant outing.
Hie sixth half-yearly meeting of tho West Australian Co-operative Society, Limited, was held at tho Trades Hail on Monday. . Mr. W. C. Byass moved :-"That in order to save tho 8s. per share standing to the credit of tho shareholders, it is desirable that tho Society be wound up, under clause 41 of tho rules." Con- siderable discussion ton'; place, and the motion was carried by 17 votes to
After years of agitation the residents of West Subiaco were on Tuesday gratified with the opening of a railway station. Tho event was celebrated by a social gathering held in the Hatepayere' Hall, Onslow-road, at' which the Premier was present in com- pany with the Mayor and councillors. The station has been erected east of Onslow-road, and is on the island, plan, lighted by acetylene gas.
? In connection with the dispute in the slaughtering trade, which is awaiting a
hearing by the Arbitration. Court, the j employers have lodged a cross-citation ; to the citation filed by the employees.1
The plain and fancy drwss ball in aid of j
the Childrens Hospital, organised by i Mies Shenton and a committee of ladies, which took pluce bu Wednesday in St. George's Hall, proved ©he of the most enjoyable and successful functions of thc
The Katanning Hospital is at present full of patients. The lad Justine, who was accidentally eliot in the re- gion of the heart some time ago, seems now almost as well as ever. The bullet ,has not been located,
but' from the position of the. wound the j doctor thinks that it must have passed through the pericardium.
Good progress is being made by Mr. J. Wild in the building of tho new hotel
at Wickepin townsite.. A firm of black- j smiths from" Cuballing are-starting bust-. ness at the same centre, and in view of
the large number of Narrogin firms that I ! purchased lots at; Wickepin it is hoped | ! that .belove long the demand for a good I general store ^will be met. '
Every week several parties of new settlers pass through'Wickepin in search of land or to take possession of recently acquired holdings. Messrs. Hen nie ami Hill, the contractors for the Narrogiu Wiekepin railway anticipate that the work will he finished by the end of this
year ahead of contract tim*
The Government have appointed a land agent for York. The appointment has given great satisfaction.
Among the passengers for Perth by the Albany train on Wednesday was Mr. L. Nanson, who has been absent from the State for about three years. In the interval he bas been admitted to the English Bar, and his intention is ultimately to practise hiß profession in Western Australia. Meantime, he proposes again to seek election to the Legislative Assembly for his old cou stintuencVj Greenough.
By the mailboat on Tuesday la pt there travelled to England Mr. Rich- ard Holt, better known to readers ot Australian magazines and periodicals as "6 x 8," under which pen-name he has been a contributor to many Eastern journals for years past. Mr. Holt pur- poses trying his literary fortunes ii» England.
Great pleasure is expressed among »the Dorakin settlers at a premise just receiv- ed from the Government that four cen- tral dams are to be constructed. The Government land agent from Narrogin (Mr. Johnston) is now at Dorakin making tha necessary 'arrangements. Gu every hand the Premier, Mr. Newton Moore, is praised for his prompt action in 4lit matter/ it being stated that had delay oc- curred many of the settlers could not have remained on their land.
A well-attended meeting was held »t Mr. Jago's residence on the 23rd ult. for tue purpose of forming a progress com- mittee for the new settlers on the Dora- kin area, which has just been thrown open for selection, and on which about 70 new families are" taking up their rési- dence at once. A large number bf mem- bers were enrolled, and the following of- ficials were appointed :-President, Mr. H. K Clayton; treasurer. Mr. George War- ren; committee, Messrs. J. Allen, J. Jago, A. S. Forsyth, »nd A. Harrop; hon. secretary, Mr. H. C. Johnston; It was decided to at once petition for au exten- sion of the mail services to the Dorakin