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Perth, October 14.
His Excellency the Governor opened the railway between Spencer's Brook and Northam yesterday in the presence of a IftTffe nuniher of settlers. That town is
now connected by rail with the centres of population. A libel action between Mr. G. W. Leake, Police Magistrate, and Mr. Horgan is now proceeding. Damages are laid at £3,000. The action aroae out of a manifesto published by Mr. Horgan during M3 candidature at the last Perth election. _ ; The Bev. J. Gribble'3 action for libel against the proprietors of the West Australian, damages £10,000, is fixed, for Fovemher 7. - ?