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T.B. SOLDIERS' APPEAL.

The appeal by the T.B. Soldiers' Aid Society for funds closed at noon last Satur day. The result is officially stated to be £5,600.

BLASTING IN ELDER PARK. The Town Clerk, of Adelaide (Mr. fl. P. Beaver) states that permission has been giy,en to the contractors for the storm water .culvert, in King William road, to blast in the trench in Elder Park be tween midnight and 1 a.m. to-morrow. COMPULSORY ENROLMENT. It is officially reported that the Fede ral electoral authorities anticipate that the rolls will close at an early date for the purposes of the forthcoming Federal re ferendum, and that little time remains to electors to secure enrolment or transfer or change of enrolment in order to avoid the imposition of the penalty, not ex ceeding £2, provided by law for failure to forward the prescribed claim card to the Electoral Registrar. All persons over the age of 21 years are, therefore, advised to at once take steps to ascertain whether their names appear correctly on the roll3. This applies particularly to people who have attained the age of 21 years recently, and also to those who have changed their addresses since last October. Forms of claim may be obtained at any post office or police station, where printed copies of the rolls may be inspected. As the new rolls are being printed, however, and are not yet generally on exhibition, .full in formation respecting enrolment may be ob tained at any o£ tho divisional electoral offices, or at the central electoral offices (Post Office place, Adelaide). LEAGUE FOOTBALL. The second round of the A grade pre miership football competition iii Adelaide began auspiciously on Saturday, when the standard of play generally was. much higher than had been the caBe a week pre viously. There were wme surprising re sults. Gleiielgs provided a further sensa tion by defeating West Torrens by 7 goals 13 behinds against 7 goals 7 belunds at the seaside — their third consecutive win. Gleiielgs exerted their new-found fighting power .to such purpose that Torrens did not score in the last quarter. West Ade laides further demonstrated their greatly improved accuracy in attack, overwhelm ing Port Adelaide in the Ia6t quarter of the engagement at Alberton. and winning by 12 goals II behinds to 9 goals 18 be hinds. The meeting of Norwoods -and Sturts, at Norwood, attracted the biggest crowd of the day, and the onlookers were treated to a fine exhibition of football. Scoring was level at quarter time, and also at half-time. When Sturts broke away in the third term, it appeared that they would repeat their victory of the opening day of the season. In the final quarter, however, Norwoods dazzled their opponents by their combination and deter mination, more than doubling their score of the previous quarters, and running out winners by 10 goals 10 behinds to 9 goals 5 behinds., By defeating South Adelaide, at the City Oval, by 10 goals 11 behinds to 7 goals S behinds. North Adelaide again attained top position on the premiership list. Norwoods are second, and Port9 have dropped to third place. League games will be suspended next Saturday, when South Australia will play Western Australia, at the Adelaide Oval. BRITAIN'S TRADE OUTLOOK. By the mail steamer Cathay, MivF.'S. Meyers (managing director o£ the Lon don Stores, Melbourne), in» company with his wife and daughter, arrived at the Outer Harbour on Saturday morning, and left for Melbourne by the express in the afternoon. Mr. Meyers left Australia seven months ago on a business trip to London, and investigated Britain's posi tion commercially, and her future trade possibilities. He said that he had found that a general slump in the export trade was having a serious effect on manufac turers. \ Commercial life was particularly quiet, and Britain was finding it hard to, maintain her trade with South America, Japan, China, and the dominions. There was' a good opening for preserved fruits and jams in the East, if improve! met'-ods were employed in their packing and pre paration. Mr. Meyers added that the large building known, as the London Stores, on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke* streets, Melbourne, now in course of erection, would be completed early next year.' The building had 11 stories, and was reputed to be the largest men's wear' store in the British Empire. The floor space covers an area of 3J acres. Mr. Meyers is . keen on sport, and his racing colours are well known to Mel bourne turf followers. v DRIED FRUIT BOARD. The first meeting of the Dried Fruit Ad vances Repayment (Hardships) Board was held in Melbourne last week. Mr. E. McK. Gollan (Excise Inspector in South Australia), who has been appointed Chair man, returned to Adelaide on Sunday morning. He stated that the board was appointed by the Federal Government to enquire into cases of hardship among fruit growers who had failed to make repay ments due on advances received in 1924. The meeting was held in Melbourne on Thursday and Friday. The other members were Messrs. P. Malloch (representing the growers to use for rebate. The forms would be issued within a fortnight, and traust be reutrned on September 1. ' The ?Sjoard would meet again in September to ?consider the applications. ALLEGED VICTIMIZATION OF ' TRADERS. , Complaints have ben made to the police authorities in Adelaide by a number, of city traders concerning alleged victimiza tion by a plausible interstate visitor, who, on the pretext of establishing a business locally, obtained a motor car, paid his board, rented a business house, and bought a quantity of goods by passing what are said to be valueless cheques. With his wife and t'hree children, he arrived in Ade laide in a motor car about .two months ago, and booked up at a leading hotel. His first account was paid by a cheque that was honoured, but the cheque offered for the next payment was returned marked 'not sufficient ^funds.' A similar pro cedure was adopted in securing another motor car. The man, announcing' that he intended trf establish a 'prize packet' business, rented, 'it is further alleged, a shop and dwelling in Brown street, and engaged a number of girls to pack sweets, which he secured from the manufacturers by the same means as the motor car. In the last case the- cheque was dishonoured. No rent was paid after the first week, and when the apprehensive agents visited the premises they found them deserted. It is believed that the man has motored to an other State. Before he left he is said to have consigned a suitcase to the Sydnej Railway Station, addressed to a different name from the one he was known by in Adelaide. WHO'S WHO IN TASMANIA. From The Hobart Mercury Office comes a large book of caricatures 'by Alex Gur ney, a youug Tasmanian artist, of not able men in the Island State. Of course this kind of thing has an interest chieily local. Adelaide and Hobart have inter changed many good men, in the Education Department and elsewhere; but this book keeps severely to its title, 'Tasmanians To-day,' and one looks in vain for such names as Whitington or Propsting. How-! ever, from Governor O'Grady onwards there are many well-known people here, as Sir Elliott Lewis, the politician, and Sir Henry Jones, of fruit and jam fame. Mr. Gurney is a clever- sketcher. The likenesses have to be taken for granted; but his work is more portraiture than cari cature, and none of these pilloried are at all likely to reBent the prominence he has given them. A most- interesting book for those in touch 'with the island.' ?f ? ? __i ? v- .

'CLOUDY AND UNSETTLED.' The following bulletin was issued by the Metrological Department at 9 o'clock last night:— 'Some further light showers fell on Saturday to the south and south east, but elsewhere conditions in South Australia were mostly fine, although cloudy to dull. The weather temporarily improved at Adelaide, but more unsettled conditions and rain set in on Sunday aftcrnoon, due to the advance of another low pressure wave, centred thia morning in the Bight. At Adelaide the thermo meter on Saturday rose fropi a minimum of 49.2 deg. to a maximum of 5S.7 deg. while the corresponding readings on Sub day were 46.4 and 57.0. During the next 24 hours, as the depression passes across this State, further rain is likely in tho settled areas, with northerly winds, later veering west and eouth-west, and freshen ing.'

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