THE NANNUP RAILWAY.
Over 100 settlors from near and far gathered at Nannup to witness the open- ing by the Colonial Treasurer (Mr. Frank Wilson) of the Nannup Railway last week. As the train rushed hy it broke, amid great cheering, a barrier of red and white ribbons, and then on the train coming to a standstill, the Co- lonial Treasurer, with Sir John Forrest and Mr. McLarty, mounted the engine to
PICTURESQUE SCENE AT NANNUP-THE BLACKWOOD RIVER BRIDGE.
formally declare the line open. A lunch eon to the visitors was given by the Low- er Blackwood Farmers and Graziers' As- sociation, in the local hall, which was elaborately decorated. The president (Mr. James Kearney) presided. Mr. J. Savage, one of the speakers, predicted that the railway was not going to stop
at Nannup. Tho district was computed to have 9,000,000 loads of karri in the round and double that quantity of jar- rah, and there was yet to be opened up in the locality some of the best land in the State.
The Legislative Council of Natal last week adopted the draft constitution for the proposed Union of the South African colonies. The Bill providing' for a refer- endum on the question of whether or not
the colony shall enter the Union was also passed. During the discussion of tho measures members stated that the Trans- vaal-Mozambique port aud railway treaty was objectionable, but it was an improve- ment on the old state of affairs, and t would be enforced, whether Natal entered the Union or not.
THE OPENING OF THE NANNUP RAILWAY-GROUP TAKEN AT THE AGRBICULTURAL HALL.
The visitors included Sir John Forrest, the Colonial Treasurer (Mr. Frank Wilson), Messrs. Kingsmill and McLarty,
M's.L.C. and George and Gill, M's.L.A.
THE OPENING OF THE NANNUP RAILWAY.
Photo, by Morris Clarke.
ARRIVAL OF THE TRAIN AT NANNUP.
SIR JOHN FORREST ADDRESSING THE CROWD AT THE OPENING Or THE NANNUP RAILWAY.