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ALMA, August 29.-Australia Day -was celebrated
here on the 21st inst, under adverse -weather con- finons. At 11.80 a procession of decorated motor cars, nellies, and many novel "get-ups" left the Alma hall for the recreation park, where speeches were delivered by Messrs. J. Ü. Hogan, Bla?k, Branson, and others. The sports committee consisted of Messrs. H. W. Brown, P. J. Uo^jn, ,1. A. lYeebairn, K. P. Kelly, and Smyth. Mar- garet Smyth, of the Salter Springs school, was crowned queen with 12,906 votes. The prooeeds
aaraanted to £188.
RENMARK, August 29.-Shearine; has been tniahed at Calperum, where the men cut out on Tamllji after putting through oier H.0O0 uheep. Ifeey noted across to Chowilla station the same 'day. ead expect to handle about 16,000 sheep there before going- down to Toe Gums. The Lyrup Mat oat ceased to work owing to ils Inaccessi- bility OB account of the rising river. Notification hal Mea received by the Uiver Fronatge Protection Coeeatittee, that members of the Harbors Board pt ewe to visit Benmark at an early date to see what «tepe can be taken to adequately protect the river bank on the town bend.-Xt a meeting of the . cxecotive of the repatriation committee, the tardi-
ne« walch characterises the negotiations for setUtae; returned soldiers on Kenmark block* was «ha «abject of ranch criticism. The Land Settle meat Committee is to be approached and the pro- test will then be referred to the Repatriation Department in Adelaide.- Mr. W. T. Smith, of Warakoo has purchased Mr. J. McGregor's pas toral property. Bellsgrove. Cal Lal.
VEITCH, August 23.-Hie new institute ball 'waa opened to-day, the weather was perfect, and maay people took port in sports, &c, many com ia* Bam Loxton and the surrounding district». 'Diaaar end tea io a large marquee were super- intended by the ladies. In the evening the insti-
tute «a* declared open by Mr. Sadlier (manager ; of the * Bank, of Adelaide, Loxton). A concert, .topper, aad .dance followed. Mr. Sadlier gave an
inrcmtinK ícenme of the growth of the district. __ other epeaken were Messrs. A. O. Richarde <____?). T. F. Gibson, L. Smith, L. Curtis, jr. v. Lloyd, jan. lae sports officials were: JSaaae. A. O. Richard», T. Long. T. F. Gibbon, JJ. V. Lloyd, Jan., L. Smith, and E. Broadbent (secretary). Mesdames T. F. Gibson, F. Bowman, ?VBMkr, W. Lagg, E. Broadbent, T. Long, Ithaca Seeboo. H. Broadbent, and A. Truan. Mr. - L. nhMiaw eold the turpins eatables, and the pro ' eeass ee«*aileil to nearly £80. The prospects of
t, good season, are very bright.
ALDINGA, Aqpad 30-A concert was held under tba ampie» of the Aldinga Brass Band in the , JMakflat ? »11 to-night, when a good programme ' va) eanried «at under Bandmaster D. McKae.
Sata.-Aieta, and BODES were rendered by-Messrs.
" " M. Martin. Bandamen E. T.
Martin. E. Fidge, J SmitJi. B. Stone, D Stone, C Lo.-elock, A. Cultey, W. Martin, W. Elbourne. Crnrlcs lovelock, V. Martin, H. Eatts, R. Kitts, Stosi Martin, M Marun, R. Martin, C. Atar tin, B Lovelock. R PcngUlj.
CRYSTAL BROOK, August 30-Beautiful »eather lavored Australia Day celebrations on August 14 Of the process-on, which was a pfmment feature of tne da>, laenitenant D B "Vi l<ir<n was marshell, and returned ?¡oldiers hiaded the fine arraj CH d«corated ears, vehicles, and comic d'si'ayb, led bv the brasa band under Mr W Vi Forgan, and including children from the Merriton, Beetaloo, Huddleston, Hughes' Gap, Mil cor,ne. Crystal West schools Good business was conducted on the "show grounds in stalls, driint-ly arranged and managed bv the fo'lowuij ladies.-Refreshments, Mesdames M. and B Wes- ton, H. Sutcliffe, and K. J. Denn», assorted by M ¿dames James rorgan, E. Saint, H. A. Gunter,
II. 31»e*, and othen,; sweets, Mrs F. J. Nieass, M «¡s»>s \_iV>ne\, Green, Sutcliffe, V» eston (2), C.-ir d~e. McDonald and Ryan; Aw-verA. Mesdames C. S Clandge and II. H. Nicholls, and helpers; prad'ice. Meroimcfi ft. M Smclair, D B. Wi'son, «L. AL Sullivan, and K. heMÎle; cake. Mcsda-ncs A. Ferguson, A. J. Green, A. E Cooke, but- tons M ss Pill and sellers: meat, Mrs A. E. S Cl_rhe and Messrs. H. W. Taylor, J. Goulter, and \ M Mahorcv. The sporto' programme was in
charge of Mr. F. J. Nieass. A grand concert by the Gipsy Rovers (arranged by Mrs. S. F. Clar.etee), assisttd by others, was pven in the
Instat-Jte Hall .n the ei orang-, and realised £37.1 The tofevl proceeds, including a cheque for £56,1 irom Clandge _ Son», amounted to mer £400 The ladies' executive was officered by Mesdames James í organ (président) and M. Weston (sec- retary) The executive committee WIR as fol- lows:-Mr. G. Davidson (chair), Messrs>. J. For- gan, A J »emus, F. I Nieass, Al. Welton, and A, E S. Clarke (han. tecretarv and treasurer). .
QUORN September _ -The Oaccr-up Concert
Party v-sded Quorn last Tuesdaj and Wednesday | n'ght for th° third time, and gave a good pro- gramme in t^e Town Hall. The -manager (Mr. L. W i emin) presiderl at tue piano, and the tr»astrrcT (Trooper Symons) reported the ratitigH to be over £12 On Situniay e\cmitur a num- ber of lad.es and gentlemen met and fo-med a rmnstifl trempe. The following committee were elected --M-sscts Taylor and Buddy, md Meters. K. Wincttc and C Hill: mn-ical director, M ss Huadv. Rocret-ir}, Miss Taylor-A meeting of re turm-d fiddlers "was held at the Cntenon Hotel on Wcdnosdav «"venmg. when Mr. L. Paralelen prcU'cd over a good attendance Air. A. Fnarby. «e¿ret_v of the'RS. and S.I Logue, banded the preiielent the official charter. Messrs. F. Knolder and V. J. AAilharr-, were elected to reprtvxnt the branch at the corKcence m Adelaide ra Sep- tember. Mr. F. Knolcter was appo.nted secre
MAITLAND, August 30 -Lieutenant-Colonel Butler reached here on Wedaesckij. A reception
was given to his partv bv- the townspeople Ki dre=«s- of appeal were delivered in the evening by Senator Newland, Colonel Butler, and the Rev 14. H. PurnelL The party left on Thursday morn mg for Arthurton.
NARACOORTE, \ueust SO- \t the Masts trates' Court on Tuesdav lî. G S. Dird, a. «emor cadet, for not attending dril v.as fined £4, with coots, in default, 20 divs' detention at Fort Glan Mile \t the Local Court on Tuesdv». John Beachamp sued E G Tucker for £1 0 damage» lor hawrrçr negri ¡centlv driven hie motor car oi April S and knocked the plaintiff down and killed his sheepdog. The court found negligence on the part of the defendant, and that there was no en d»nce of contr"butorv neg' genoe on thJ rort oi the plaintift There was ro ev dence ti-ot the plaintiff had suffered personal injury The plain tuï was awarded £25 damage.
OWEN, \uprust >0-X patriotic rozaar
held on August 23 bv the "«bool children at the «choolroams The net profit was ¿64 i/7 TI«, bazaar was opened by Mr J Harkness Thi queen compcltion was won by little Misa tille Help? with 4,4&4 votes
LUCINDALE \ucrust 31 - *.rhor Day was ob °cr\ed at the public school vesterilav F iteei trees were planted round the In>tatute Hall The f 11 Irci »ere ailri^se-l tu thv chiirmin (Mr S Rayson). The :Safaonal Anthem was sung and afternoon tea - and lollies were supplied b» parents and friends.
MACCLESFIELD, august 31 - U a mcctae; on Sitambv nurtn it was decided to hold an australia Dflv, nnd th» fo"owing cornmfttee were elef ed - MesT- Renton and ¥ E OhlC-t president and vice-president respectneh), Mr S Davis (treasurer), and Mr h Mcnamara fsecreiarv) committee-Messrs J O Passfield, A and T Mcnamara L ind I Cuwfcv d Dunnee K. Partes H. Mort, H Tates, senr, T Vaugbev, B Stubb*. L Fr.v
T Dugmore nnd Mar len \le«s¡>- M Murphv and F E. Chick were elected honorary auditors -The Red Gros» socaeti arc no'ding a uaj on Senteiriber 21 for tire special effort for the Red
MOTJVT PLEAS V>TT, August 31- \n enjoyable concert, arransed b\ the Tennis Club, was given m the institute last evening in aid o' the sol diets' Memorial Hall, which it Is proposed to erect after the war The programme was earned out bv the Tweedvale Harmonía Club, unier Mr G F Lauterbach, Mcsr-*. II .L. Ku<s, E, Dear man, > J Mazzarol and F. Klanschmidt, Sup- per and a dance followed.
NARRACOORTE, August SL-The booths at îsarracoorte show on October 3 and 4, were sold by public auction by Messrs. DeGaris, Sons, is Co on Frida} The prJblican's booth went to Mr J Mcinnes of the Narracoorte Hotel, at £13 Last vear for a one day1» show the publican s booth brough' £5, and the previous vear £S The frnit booth was purchased by Mrs Sheldnck, for £3 Last year this booth was sold at £2. The
local Cheer-up Society will conduct the luncheon booth for patriotic funds.-Mr. W. Boys, of Eudunela, has been appointed postmaster in suc 'cession to Mr. J. J. Mackenzie. Mr. N. C. Finch who has been relieving postmaster during the past few weeks, will go to the Burra.
ROBERTSTOWN, August 31.-The Robertstown Cheer-up held a "crockery" evening in Mr. F. Smith's hall on Friday. Mr. H. Corey was M.C. Music was supplied by Miss Arnistronç, Messrs. Stoneham, Fiedler, _and" Knightley. About eight dozen'cups and saucers were collected. There is every indication that the season is going to be a bumper one. Crops near the town are looking fine, but farther east the prospect« are not quite so good.
THE PINERY, August 31.-Sports were held here in aid of Red Cross work. Tea. was pro- vided by the ladies, and a concert and supper concluded.the day's amusement. The, .amount raised clear of expenses was £SS. The following are the \vinners of principal evnts:-Boot race on horseback-G. March, E. Hall. Melon race on horseback-Hoy Hamman, G. Reid. Horses over hurdles-E. Hall, J. Walsh, Ponies over hurdles-H. Parker, and E. L. Saler divided. Handicap trot-C. Carslake, O. Clark. TUräng J. Williams, W. H. Reid. W. Wedding.
BRIDGEWATER, Ser>tember 2-A Red eros* bazaar was held in the institute ball on Saturday. The proceeds, over £15, will go to the Central Red Cross Society. The stallholders were: Sweets, Misses J. Madern and M. Steer; jumble,
fancy, and plain, Mesdames Steer, Walker, and
Apps, and Miss A. Rudd; cake, Misses A. Gee tnd L. L. Trtstrail; brandip, Misses Ü. and W. Trestrtil, D. Ashhurst, and C. Sunquist; ast gal- lery, Miss D. Ashhurst; wizard, Miss N. Ka'n; produtK, Mesdames Badenock and CurTUthers; flowers, Master euid Miss Lockett; buttons, Misses 41. Hill and S. Pratt; afternoon tea, Mesdames LoDkett, Ackland, and Pyatt, Misses M. Bad bone and P. Gates. At the concert the contri- butors were:-Misses M. Steer and V. Radbone, Masters T. L. and T. Craige. Mr. K. Craig« ipoke on Red Gross work. Mr. W. Steer was chairman.
CRYsTAL BítOOK, September 2-At i meeting in the .nstitu'e on Saturdav eyeing Mr \ S Meldrum orgamser of the tanners and Settlers \._coation, addressed a gathering of farmers on the aims and objects of the association. It was dec iN to form a branch. Officer» elected - President, Mr H. V. Sargent, se-T'tary/ Mr. L. G. Story.
FOltEST R.ANGE, September 2.-Australia Daj was cclebratrtl bj Forest Range -nd Lenswood at Lenswood cn August 23, une-i a well attended concert was given by Misse» lusher, F Merchant, G Percival, Ross, and E Tb.oms.rn, and Messrs, A Ross and H Thomson. During the intervals Mrs T Eglinton Qtten of Poras* Ljrge won the que-a c-impetihcn from Mrs J Vickers Queen of Lenswood. Sales of gifts Ac net* ed about £100 The various commit-ee were managing president, Mr G Ley, secretary, Mr L Edwards, with tfrs H Caldierott committee Home for a Bob Messrs D Bracthott B. Green O C Norton E. Dcarman concert, Messrs A Vickers W Bishop, aid E Deanuan, queen ccm petition Messrs. A Waters C Filsell, O C Norton, J Dalton F Petersen, I Marsnall, N Green G Caldico't, J «chulti J Trevnen, and Bert McLaren, refreshments Mesdames G Ley J Vickers Trevenen II Caldicott, Bjura, J Gieen F Green j in , W Marshall F P»tB>en W Me Laren jumble »tall the Misses W Airkcrs, D McLaren, N Townserd Myra Gre^n, Mar Green L Caldicott, G E BirchaU, D Higgs, Iw Iry, Ina Green, and Mrs L. Edwards convn-r, door keepers, Mr F Petersen ind Mr T Lglmton Mr G Caldicott arranged the Lince Miss Hat chett supplied the music, and Air K G-een waa M C Scrutineers, Messrs. H Waters rod Air W McLaren Messrs G Green, and IL McLean also helped_
GERANIUM PLAIN September 2.-\rbor Day was ccebrated at the local =chooL Tw\l'e treer were planted by the children in effort io]
lowed to raise monej for the Children's Patriotic Fund The committee was -Messrs H Hud
son (chairman) J Dreyer (secretar}) C Hem rich IS IVoî. G HauJer, and J Pfeiffer, and Mesdames C Heinrich W Heinrich J Dreyer and C Leditschke \ jumble stall was m charie or the Misses E. Heinrich C Heinrich, and F Leditschke There were guessing competitions
aunt Sallj ' and sports Tak-ng into considera tion the fact that this effort «as the first of its kind held at the school and that it was but a few days after Australia Day, it may be classed as a. big success, over £lo being
MORPHETT V\LE, Septercber 2.-A ladies football team, representing Messrs. Charles Moore and Co, on Saturday plaved a match with the local ladies' team, which has just been formed The visitors as was expected seenred an easy urn by 8 goals 20 behinds to ntl K concert was given in the evening bv the -visitors and the proceeds were iii aid of the local Vesttaiia Day
MYLOR September 2 -On Saturday pveorng in tre Institute (Mr andrew- pre« direr) * kitchen evening was tendered to Miss Whitehead, who is about to rrorrj Private Hugo Blazer a returned soldier The contributors to the programme were Misses Hlert Cooper (2), O'Shaughnessj, Bevnolds and Messrs Tilling and Smith Speeches were made by the chairman and Messrs. Cooper and Meredith Supper and a dance folo-ved Music was supplied by Mrs. and Miss O Shaugh nessy A fife and drum band is being organised at the school.
NOARLUNGA, Vugust 31 -i Red Cross appeal was held on the Récréation Ground to day Tne ?nroceed ngs were opened bv Mr Differ M P "ports were he'd and a =«tet and fruit stall did g->od jusnecs. The brass band p aved dunrg th-» afternoon Tea v.as .well patrtni'wL An excel ent enterta ninent was g-ven by the Excelsior Concert Com anj, under the direction cr Mr II Ponierov The contributors wen. "MTsses Bessae icnder-ari, Mvra But er, \orm« Hoddcr, Emmie Ulfft ojidrej Bradlej Mr and Mrs Biadlej
and Mr H Durdin. Miss E Allert. as a Red Cross 'Sursc " gave a recitation which rtjulteil in \3 6 o being thrown on the sti"-e Sporn - Sheffidd-C Purler, H antonn. Boot IRa^e-H Ravner Egg and Spoon-C Cardv Three legged-C Furier H. Robinson Tossng Sheaf H. Ravner Tug of ivar-Sirgle Men Wheel
barrow-\\ Lynch Potato-C Baldock Boi s -H. Furier and ï. Ferns G-ris-M. Hutchin son. T Ja-etu The secretan of the sports (Mr H antonio) worked very hard The grass taiango were £o0
CARRIETON, September 2 - Vusiraha. Diy was celebrated here on Saturdav In spite of the unia\o*-able weather there was a fair atten lance.»
' A procession of decorated motor cars, bicycles,
i \ehieles ind school children circled the town, i he-ided by Recr-tans: Sergeant E Copley, and
then proceeded fo the racecourse, where sports, took plice The committee were Messrs. D
| Rashetd F Rosenberg D McOolive, I O.rmistor-,
and r M AA iHiaxns. Results -District i Handicap.-Wilson's Gay Ara, B AVilsons
I Eighteen Pounder Hack Race -F AV
A'a er's Tommy, B Wilson's Eignteen Pounder Consolahem Race -D McClive's Shamrocic, A Higgirison's Daphne Mr M B Rvan (Dalgetv & Co., Ltd.), conducted a sale of gifts. The rcfrcsliment boo h wis prended over b> Mrs. J O-rmston Miss Manning, Mesdames P CiUanan 'Newtan and Miss Gleeson The lolly fruit, and flower stall was arranged by Miss Aleech, assisted by Mrs F Blucher and Misses K King, A Rvan, E. Molloy D Arilhams. H Sharp, and K Meera. There was a good attendance at the dance and «Japper m the evening Mr F W Franke was MX Air John S AAekby estimated that the general fund will benefit to the estent
of about £123
PORT WAKFFIFLD September 2.-The Port Awakefield anl South Hummocks patriotic bodies combined their efforts this j ear m aid of Aus- tral a Da>, the proceedings being held a' Port AVakefield on Saturday A special train f ora Kadina brought many passengers, including the Kadina Brass Band which lent considerable eclat to the pageant, one of the best ever si.cn here From the schorl children three qu-en-, were selected representing 'he countrv town and rail
ways and their conveyances .ere ven amsrcally decorated, especially the nilviy trjilv irand if child-en. Miss Humph}, a» Britannia, ht-irf«d the procession On the oval sports w->re held, and the stalls were arranged Hie proceeds were £476 The riarticulars included - Collected by Mesdames J D Robert end F E Hayman, £80 11/, bv Miss Upihill £11, by Mr J Wallis, £22 10/6 by Miss Fnscr £1) 6/6, conn rv oue^n Miss Jessie Divev, £61 18/9, njlway queen Miss Thelma Allen £43 17/9, town queen Mis» Phillu, P^ter,
£41 7/2, gate taking!, £17 11,3 I
REVMARK, September 2 -The foundation atone of the ne» convent school to be erected on
Ral Ral-avenue, was laid to-dav in the ure once I ot the Bishop of Po \argusta (Dr Norton)
The Bishop was welcomed by Major Mimgall who referred to tne destruction of rchotls, convent., and chnrche' in France and Belçrum Cr F Sont) all (chairman of the town à strict council)« Aí>- E Pitt and Dr hrakow&v joined in the weJ come The pnest-m-charge (Father Connellj) outlircd the positron of the OathoSc Church ss regards the education of its caildrcn The church Ive said regarded the care and educs tion of the crnld as a holy and a sacred thing The church ma-ntained that religion could no4 be and must not uc, diverged trom education. That d d not mein that religion was to bo continually taught in schools, but that tlie a*
mwilwr of the schools should bo religious and morally clevatmg It was because» this atmo nften. did not exist n the State school that
¿"thebes wen» not satetfed with thetn Ttty
had no Capote with the 'eachers in those schools -ii finer and nobler budv o' men and women, ore more seK-sacrrficing and oonecie-rtions tou-d no+ be forrvi Thev «ere the victjr» cf an im po-'er* Systran T^e hall ci tie now building would be 60 X 30 ft, and the 3rch tect TIS MT I F Jtjikins, of Port Pane Tne con tractors were Messrs. Lennon and Warren cf this
town. The cost would be abor* £2,000, and en-re was £434 ia hand when toe cottract was let £50*\ fprest'iiUog donations, had been sent for the stono-laying ¿Jishop Nrcton con- gratulated Father QonncUv on his enthusinm and en»rr winch had iarrly contributed to the su"cr>» of trip appeal It had always been a matter "* re^vt that thev were -»ithout meow of giving the'r children in the district a Catho- lic training, but the prayers of tho faithful Jurd
been heard, and the long desire c£ eo many years was now being realised.
SHERLOCK, September 2.-Much dissatisfaction exists amongst the local woodcartcrs concerning the difference in the price paid for mallee roots on tructo here and the price paid by the con- sumers in (Adelaide.
TARCOOLA, St-ptember 2.-Saturday was ob- served as Australia Day. A fancy dress tennis carnival in the afcemioon, and a fancy dress ball in the evening. - were the means of netting over £30. which is'highly satisfactory, considering the small population. The arrangements were ad mirablv carried out by Mesdames F. Maddox, R. Prescott, Bannister, W. Loftes, and the secretary, Mr. Cochran The stalls were in charge of the following:-Jumble, Mrs. R. Prescott elmister, Misses Hazel Abernethy, Blanche Gilligan, Jen Mc- innes, and Joan Crooks; afternoon tea. Mesdames F. Maddox, AV. Loftes, A. Cocks. H. Richardson, and J. Pollari: sweets, Misses Aileen Trcdenruck, Agnes Calvert, Miriam Loftes, and Stella Tre rtermick; children's collecting boxes, Mrs. Bannis- ter. Misses Jean Richardson, Kathleen Brown, Ivj Maddox, and Maudie Mcinnes. At the fancy dress baU the prizc-<winners were- Miss HorJourgn and Mr. H. Snape, with special mention to Miss
Stella Tredennick and Mr. Cochrane.
STRATHALBYN, September 2.-Australia Day »as celeorated on Friday last, and proved a suc- cess in ever}' way. The financial results exceeded prerious veins' totals. The takings totalled over £a50. A procession paraded the streets to the show grounds. It was a good one, cons sting of the town band, school children, returned soldiers, friendly societies, fancy costumes, decorate.! vehielre and motor cars. Or. the show grounds Stalls laden with,goods did good business. Con- cert parties and competitions helped to swell the funds. Sir Lancelot Stirling presented'a flag for Eale on -he Bugler'Tjvstom, and it added. £f0 to the funds. A big collection of stock and cereal* presented by generous dono-s was also disposed of by auction, and this added £50. An cntTtain ment in the evening was we-11 attended. Alters. W,' F. Adams and G. W. Montgomery were j'oint secretari-5, and Mr. H. J. Webb was treasurer.
TRURO, September 2.-Stonefield, on the Mur- ray Flats, celebrated its first Australia Day on Friday. Previously it bad j*oined in the Truro celebrations. The venture proved a great suc ce-sg. The weather was damp, but there was a good attendance. The celebrations were held on Linke's Estate. Refreshments were served m the woolshed, and sweets, fruit, and cool drink stalls did a good trade. A cheap j'ack. run by Mr. Kraehnbuhl, netted £27. A cake, presented for guessing weight, realised over' £4. There were many other guessing competitions. Mr. R. Leys was auctioneer, and made goad sales oi poultry, fruit, wheat, &c. Stonefield residents are to be congratulated on the success of their first effort, which realise.! £110. Mr. Verrall, as secretary, and Mr. Herb. Linke, as treasurer, worked hard. A dance was held in the evening.^ and Mr. W. Smith was M.C.-The crops in this' district are looking escellcnt, and everything promises a good return.-Mr. R. Thamm, who has been a valuable member of the church choir, and who has always assisted at social gather- ings, was tendered a farewell by the choir at Mrs. W. G. Treloar'« residence last week. The Rev. J. Chapman, on behalf of the choir, presented Mr. Tnanun with a set of brushes. Re- gret is felt at the departure of Mr. and Mrs. R. Tharpm. and family, who have gone to reside in Adelaide. They have been residents of Truro for over 20 years, and. have helped in every way for the welfare of -the town. Mr. Thamm was r>resenred with a kit bag by the residents, and Mrs. Thamm with a salad bowl.
WALLAROO, September 2.-The unveiling of 100 enlarged photographs of Wallaroo soldiers and sailors »as performed by Mrs. J. Malcom ¡¡n Thurs- day evening. Tile hall -was crowded. Dr. AV. H. Harbison (pres*Jent) occupied the chair, and referred to the splendid response made, as nearly 300 residente of the Wallaroo district have joined tne colors. Mesdames Buchanan and Whiss.n ren- dered solos, and Miss Vida Knapman a recitation. Mr. T. Johns, secretary, presented the annual re- port of the institute, .which was highly sitisfac tury, and the officers and committee were re elected. Mrs. Malcolm was presented with a bouquet by Miss Nancy Johns. Lieutenant-Colonel Butli- and his Snow Ball arrived at AVaUaroo
Saturday. The institute hall was crowded. Wordi of welcome were spoken by the Mayor (Mr. T. E. Ashton) and others. All the speakers asked for recruits. In the afternoon the soldiers, with the Wallaroo Town Band, paraded the main streets, and at the oval they watched a fcotbaU match and boxing contests. In the evening the soldiers attended the Municipal and Olympic Pictures. Colonel Butler spoke at the Municipal Pictures and Senator Newland at the Olympic. While Senator Newland was referring to the small re- sponse to the call for 500 men by Colonel Butler, a man in the audience remarked, "Good enough for him." A succès*!! meeting cf the western branch of the Railways Officers' Association was held at Wallaroo on Friday. Members from Moonta, Kadina, and Wallaroo were present, also Messrs. O. G. Moore (general secretary), J. J. AVoods, and E. F. Rogers, of Adelaide, who are members of the council of the association. Ad- dresses were delivered by the visit-re. Refer- ence -was made to the strong position of the western branch. Items were rendered bv Misses 0. White, A. Finch, L. Bertram, E. Watts, F. Clayton, Mrs. J. J. O'Brien, and Messrs. J. S Whisson and AV. H. Bryan. Supper was provided. WATERLOO, September 2Í-On Saturday even- ing a. presentation of a gold medal and a pipe was made to Mr. Roy McDougall, as a mark of esteem from Ms friends on his departure from the dis- trict, and in rocomiticm of the valuable assistance. he has rendered ra all public movements.
HAMLEY BRIDGE, September 3.-Australia Day was celebrated here on Saturday, a large number of people attending. A processioa of decorated motor -cars and other turnouts, and school chitaren march il through the streets, headed by Mr. W. O'Riley (marshal) and tile Hateloy Bridge Brass Band. The exeoutire oomxittce were:-The Rev. Father Denny (president), Mesare. J. Barclay arel C. E. Woods and S. Belcher (secretary). The Hon. W. Hannaford perforrced the opening cere- mony. Sports were held, of which Mr. F. Meaney had charge. A football match was played beawecn Hamley Bridge and Wasleys, the former winmnç. The stallholders were: Jumble, Mesdames W. Ahern, Gibson. Misses li. and C. Ahern; produce, .Mrs. M. Finey, Mes- dames Harfield and OiOis; sweets, Mrs. G. Black, Mrs. Cornish, amd Miss Virgo; cake, Mesdames R, S. Roberts, Falconer, and J. T. .Gregory, and Mias X. Hall; cheap jack, Mrs. Everett. Mrs. Challinder. Mr. Challinder, and Master Barfield; afternoon tea,, Mesdames Roach, A. ChanKïill. and ¡Robertson, and (Miases I). Doyle, E. Roach, and R. Abott; flowers, Mes- dames Clarke and Lewis, Mioes M. LeWis and X. Meaney; peanut cart, Mises Gibson and Chenoweth; coster barrow, Masters S. Thom- son and Hatfield. Buttons were sold by Misses E. Harfield, X. Ffcey, and Leach. Queen com- petition-Queen of Wattle (¡Miar Murphy), vote» 11,435; Marigold (Mias Marjorie Robertson), 11,146; Chrysanthemum (Miss Vera Barry), 10,530; Violets (Miss Alice aebwerdt), 4,137; Roses (Mias Lind« Martin), 1,345. The voting brought in the hand- some ann of £1G2. A concert was held in the institute the some evening. Allan's Pierrots gava sa escaUent programme without chargmr any fee. The foilowlinç rendered items:-Miss Irene Frith, Mr. Charles Ferguson, Mr. W. Har- man, Mr. Percy Duval, Miss Edie Moore, Mr. Lea. Cook, Miss Kathleen Chalk, Miss Rena Wal dr-an, and Misa Rita Pank. The concert rea- lised £25 5/- A dance followed. Messrs. 'A. Holmes qnd A. Black were tile M-'sO. The net proceeds of tí* day will be afcout £310. Tils is a record for Australia Day here.
NORTH SH11_DS, Setrterober 3.-Arbor Day was held at the pubhc school on Fnday Many visitors attended from Port Lincoln and surround- ing districts. The chairman of the school com- mittee (Mr. C J WhiUas) presided, and de hvered an address on forestry. The Rev. AY. K. Steward also spoke. The headteacher js Mr J F. Leon Matthews. Twenty one trees were printed. A children's patnotic bazaar followed, and over £8 was raised The new tennis ground for the children was fo-roally ooened. This ECIIOOI has created an enviable record in patnotic work,
SHE-OAK LOG, September 3-The first Au»-1 traha Day effort of this place took tie form of a, i PaddVs market, jumble siall, afternoon tea, con-1 cert, supper and dance in the district haU. It was opened bv Mr iMcT/n-hlnn, (Mj? The Ouher members for Wooroora (Messrs. Bxftinaon and Ro
oerison) also spoke. In a large marquee Mrs. I A Job, Alias Zueck, and helpers sold refreshme-its. Mes_s P Sbrimg and W Ahrens carried out (.ports for the young tolk, whilst Messrs. E Koch, A himlmaan, and W Argent did buaneas at the marker, as did Mrs. Ernest laenert and Miss Lu tleson at the jumble stall. A baby compétition ieali°ed the large sum of £204 12/5 Eleven oabied entered. Messrs. T. Morns, W. Stn-linr, j and C Nietschke were scrutineers Beth Davis, 3f ' Kimr=iorcL was top of the Itat -with 13,093 vote». Othere were*-landsay Arnold, Mayfield, 12,973; Kathleen Koch, Fhigstaff IIUl 7,311; Sidney Modm Geoffrey Tremlett, Oktade Ahrens, Sidney lae- nert. Joan Argent, Elva Leake, Myra Shinto-, Wil- lie Gene. To the girl who oolleoied the htgheii number ci votes (Kaue Davs) a gold brooch wjs presented by Miss Litüeson The evening's Pro- gramme was arranged by Mrs. G O Hemjus, the ioilavvrag tatong part -Mesas He-jus, Steiren» (3), .Roser, Fag, Gussanskv, Bo_-n__n» jjienert, Messrs. Carroll and Nietschke. The management of the dance wos m the bands of Messrs. AL Shanahan and F. Gene. Mass Nalke, of Freeknrf, was pianist A cheque for £227 14/5 has oeen sent_to the Australia Day Fund.
STntLTNG WEST-On Saturday afternoon a, large ga benns assembled cat tie Mount Lo/tv C-onsregaaonal Sunday-school hall, the occasion bom; the opening of the additions to the hall, and also a welcome home to the pastor, the Rev.
A W Gordon, on ms ratura from actrve service anro.»d- The honorary paauar (Rev J E Ores well) presided s± tue opening ceremonv, wai>h was performed bv Mr W A. Chance. The genera supmntender/t of the Sunday schcol (Mr Col» (man) stated that owing to a great increase ui numbers additional accommodation wa« urgently required, and through the generosity of friends half the nccessarv amount had been subscribed, end the church had been enabled to undertake tie work. The coninact for tne extension, whien molded a vestry, was earned out by Messrs Henry Guskell i, Son. On behalf of the church jnd sunday school Dr S. L Dawkins weloorn-d the Rev \ W Gordon, and Pastor Tram did so on behalf of the munsters Vateraoon tea was proviaed bj the ladies
VIRGINIA - beptcmber 3-On saturday a violet afternoon was held at the residence of Mrs ¡5. Smitham m aid of the appeal for Christmas cheer for aljsent sauors and as a result £3 will be forwarded to headquarters.
WATERVALE September 3 -Australia Day w« celebrated on Wednesday A procesión, consisting of girls representing various battalions, headed the column, and lodgemen, school children, de- corated motor cars, and vehicles als» participated. A programme of sports and competitions was held during the afternoon, although sporadic showers militated agaiu». a record attendance \ concert was given in the evening bv friends from Clare and Autrarn concluding with a patriotic * Pot Poum" arranged by Mrs 0 C Sobek The principo! event of the day was the battalion com petibop which teminatcd as follows -27lli Bat'a lion, 5 70S votes 9th Light Hores, 5121, Sri I/ight Horse, 3 W 32nd Battalion, 3,296, 10th Battalion 2 561. 48th Battalion 1,906 The cora Lined p-ooeed> of the effort will amount to np proximatclv £260
WILD HORSE PLAEiS, Septe-nbe- 3-A Red Cross concert was held In tile institute on Ai^tist SO Mr H W Lyons precded Those i wao took part were Muses Worsiey, Lyons, and ' Jones, Mrs. Pope and Mr A. Worsley Supper
and a danes 'oHowed Mr A. Worsley wa« ¡ M C The pToceeda amounted to over £0.
TEROWIE, September 4 -Tito coronation esr» monv In co-inoet on wira t>e mvcen c mpi-tltioi took place In the iifttut?. The ball waa packed. The ctremonj waa a prettv one Mrs Churchcj, queen of .ports, was cmrmed bl Mr W. D Riaca, chairman of Atntmlh Day committee Congratu- latory ipeecBec Trere mode by Mr. TX. Pascoe, Mi
T Paul and Mr Taplin tad items wera ron dered bv Mr* h. C Col ms Miss K. Schmidt, the Rev J \. H Vndrcs-, aad Mr C \oure Sjppir and dinciug 'olioved The financial re-
st U of the queen com-aetit on was i42i Mr- | M"GiUnarv acted as retiming officer - Slearng H proceeding on ali «tat o » and Oooj result«; are be n¿ achieved. Stat on- at prc-ent at wo s. are Colins-/Ile Mallett Ktchovla Tui tilk*v Pul para.-Tile final meet r>z o the Vuctralia. Da J
commîtes wa.-, held to-dav when the balance sheet i
for "iiistrjJia EUA was ador ted The tx> al ne ' receipts -nero £ CO, -which const tutes a r cord j for the district I
VTMjRN, SeproTioer o-Vwtnlra Dav was eel«. >-ated vest rclav and aitho ig"1 the dav w u cold a good exo vd ossemb ed The proceed ng bejan with a process on, which marched through the main streets Returned "O'diors heve1 d t, followed bv Bov ^coat tlecoraUd v hides, moun tee! lulo fnentllv societies a d school an Idren l*rires for th» bc«t d «plav -vere woi hi the re fre hment still reprobating ItaV (Mi-s C Mel
1er pieen), ond Vmenci repres'ntfsd bv Mss Thoi]|non Air Mort or* of vUrtindal' wa.
jud" \ successful auct on vos heid and a goo 1 «port« prograntne earned ouc Re«>il s - Rw ter chase (bov ) T Clark rco-tor chase (girl ) \ tflen footfaill drop k ck T Burfiel 1 CorporJ C Eist draught hor«c Der'y J Par ker Darke" C Overton« Queen ladies more cua«e Mi«s Tonk n tot tern r co irmg n otch, C Driers Pager Mid J Afadd-rns Si p rov elti nee fnr holmes, C Overton s -tar i<-ht, M Donnel'r«! Darkie noieltv nr-lon race (h rs°s), C OviTton « Barrev M Dormelli s Harkie open trot C Overton s Starl ght \ Rnbert-oa s V P. Bri k busmes was done JI the bill where The Vllie Fa r was held The stallholder! were - Prudace Me=dariL Oit ord r°aa<ron and Hean MLSÍ« Pcttir vleBe^th Knight and 'ataran
cakes M «dime Meier "Nobl and Pn-field, a d Mis. e Cuni fíe Overton O^Ns-ae L. Pos, sweets Mc«dames East and James Mis.es Hor wool Whitehead Garrett, ond Maher, jumble,
Mesdames Knight and Mallon, Misses Denn «on, if. Meiler, L. Hextall, M. Km¿ht, D. Lare, und H. Cooper; ¿owen-, Mrs. Yeatman, JLSÄH Isaacson, Aeatman, Knight, Catford, N. Isiaevon, and I. ieatm.in; fm t salads. Misses Madden, freeman, lield, Hatl.dav, and G.» Knight, poultry, Mes- dames Long and J. E. Maddern, MLs.s D. Kniçat and B Maddern; fairr nell, vpsses East, thomp- son, Field, and fairies; reireshment-, Mesdames 1 South, Measday, Andrews, Thompson, and W sh- an, Mi&fo Aladd-rn, Kn ght, Aieller, Lambert, N. | Bob Tts, Swanson, Spüclctoan, Klau, Kcnch, ana
Kbnai>ROOK, September 5 -On Saturday a public soual »as tendered to Miss G. M. Pascoe, ?who ia leaving to take up «or« with the Chian Intend Mission. Mr. F. M. Fullston presided. Vppreciihve references were made to Mt» Pas toe's -Aork in the church, Smida.v-school, literary -ocietj, and te:ip_> club. Seme handsome pré- sents -nd a wallet al notes v/t-re handed to the
guest. On AA ednesdaj Mia» Pascoe was presented | with a tr-ave.ltng nig by the members m the i Chriítun Lndc-iyor Society.