PROSPERITY IN SIGHT. ,
' Last Thursday brought with rt a good start in the supply of logs. Eight bollock teams amplified the four track loads that arrived on the train from Julatten the pre- vious day, and so gave the Molloy Sawmill sufficient for the saws to get busy in earnest. More hands have been employed, and the noora have- been lengthened. Since then there has been a steady supply of logs being damped in the mill yard. When this, with the assistance of the -lorries, speeds up, Molloy will re-
turn to the prosperity of former . days. Already there is a difference in the life of the town, and houses mat have stood empty tor many, months are being occupied.
Another branch of thc timber . -: indcrtry, that of sleeper cutting,
is also : increasing. Another. 30 cwt.' International truck has been introduced locally by Ac. J. Hare and Co. to haul their products to the railway liding.
Three lorries, with about 15 men aboard, drove into .town last Thursday, en route for Rumula, where they will form the núcleos of the gangs that will be engaged on the second section of road building under the Main Roads contract, under Mr. Prince. These ? operations, combined: with the
imperas in the timber, will put labor at a premium in the very! near future. *
CHILDREN'S FANCY DRESS
The much prepared for children': fancy dress ball took ,place las Thursday in the hall, where eyidenci of the ladies' interest and energy wa to be found in the gaily decorate walls. . Streamers of peach blossom we're suspended from the roofing, ant evergreen branches lined the walls.
. The youngsters' costumes can onl] be described as wonderful, and th result of much ingenuity and han work. The judges, who were Mrs. W Tye. and Mr. J. Prince, of Malanda were hard put to it to decide but award ed '. the prizes to Annie Santowski ¿'Arabian : Princess" (best girl); Ceci Ball, : "Indian Rajah" (best boy) Albert Rolls, "Tom Mix" (mos originál); Valme Rolls, "Bo Peep' (tiny tots)rand a special prize ior th< best pair given by Mr. Prince wa; won by .the "Boy and Girl Friend/ Ronnie Bowmer and Dorothy Boyd The music during thc youngsters part of, the evening was played bj Mrs. V. Stubbin, and Miss E. Thomas took over at 10 p.m. An unusuall) good attendance was augmented by s large number, of visitors from thc road gangs, which resulted in a good financial success as well as social.
The funeral for Miss Eva Fullerton took place at the Mitchellvale ceme- tery on Friday last. A representative of practically every family in the dis- trict attended to show regard for one who played a large part in the social life of the district during her active life and sympathy for the sor-
rowing family. The burial service was read by Mr. V. E. Stubbin. Her last resting place was made beautiful by a canopy of wreaths.
The locomotive .pulling last week's 'train developed/ gastronomic troublé while at Rumula, in consequence of which the train did not leave Molloy on.its;return journey until 4.30 p.m., and passengers for Cairns arrived there three hours late. Another re- sult of thc loco's asthmatic trouble .was that'a .special was necessary to lift the loading that could not be carried. It ran on Monday last.
Many enthusiastic racegoers patron- ised -the Mareeba, meétings during the week-end' but in most casés their en- thusiasm evaporated before they reached home again, some at 5 a.m. on Tuesday.
Basketball is getting quite a good reception in town, and practice games are quite vigorous; The team hope to show their, prowess on Sunday next when bâsketballers and footballers will visit Molloy.
Next Saturday's dance will be a "way-back" dance in aid of the local hospital.