THE TERRITORY. TAX RESISTERS PROSECUTED. MELBOURNE. May 8. Recent threats from residents of the Nor- thern Territory that they will refuse to pay taxes until they have been given the right to send a representative to the Fede- ral Parliament, have had little effect on the authorities, and in the Court at Dar win to-morrow a batch of property owners will be called to pay or give reasons why they should be excused. Not all residents have taken up this defiant attitude, and the Secretary to the Department for Home and Territories (Mr. J. G. McLaren) said on Saturday that the large holders of land paid without demur. It is stated that the appointment of Judge Her- bert, of Papua, as Acting Judge for the Northern Territory, cannot be taken as an indication that he will hold the appoint- ment permanently. It iB not known yet whether the scheme, whereby he must travel between Papua and Darwin, will v.-ork. In connection with the Northern Territory, many little acts peculiar to the country have to be performed prior to the flesembling of the Court. Police and wit nesses concerned in a C3«e to be heard in June left Alice Springs last week in order to arrive at Darwin in time. Should Judge Herbert retain the position it will result in a saving of £1,000 a year.