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THE GOVERNOR'S TQJJR. - » . From oar Special Correspondents. RECEPTION AT BUSSELTOK. I cannot do more than give jgpu V few rough jottings of oar proceedings daring the short visit of His ftWsliency the Governor. His arrival occurred at a some what inconvenient and unreasonable time, namely, 1 a.m. on the 22nd alt He was received by the Chairman of the Municipal Council, Mr. John Gardiner, and a con siderable number of ^'^'^iN^f ^ who accompanied His Excellency to his temporary residence, the Vasse HoteL At 11 a.m. he was received by the Chairman of the Busselton Municipal Council at the Weld Institute and Bf#ding Room and presented with an address. At nojn, accompanied by the Colonial Secretary and the Private Secretary, he proceeded in the Water Police boat to Lockeville, for the purpose of inspecting the W. A. Timber Company's works, the schoolroom and other buildings and erections of which really and justly might be called a business little town. Mr. Weir, the manager of the company, and Mr. Gardiner, met the vice-regal party at the end of the jetty, and the company's working men drew them in. one of the trucks on the tramway to the schoolroom, where an ample and very acceptable luncheon had been provided. The station was gaily decorated with flogs, etc At 4 p.m. the party returned to town in Mr. Cookwortay'e carriage, accompanied by Mr. Harris, Mr. Cookworthy, and Mr. Gardiner, and immediately after proceeded to the Weld Institute, where His Excellency presented Mus Grace Bussell with a gold watch and chain, Samuel Isaacs with £5 and a bronze medal, and Anthony Wain with a bronze meda!,
swarded by the Board of Trade and the Boyal Humane Society in well-merited recognition of their services in saving life in the Georgette disaster. The dinner was provided in a highly creditable manner by mine host Mr. J. BoveU, of the Ship Tavern, and passed off as all such dinners do. His Excellency and party left here on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock for Bunbury. ADDRESS OF TEE INHABITANTS. To His Excellency Major-General Sir Harry St George Ord, RE., K.C.M.G., C.B., Governor and Commanderin Chief in and over the territory of Western Australia and its dependencies. May it please Your Excellency, — We, the undersigned, Chairman and Members of the Municipal Council, on behalf of ourselves and of the ratepayers and in habitants of the town of Busselton, bid
your first visit to oar town a most hearty and sinceroly-felt welcome, and take this opportunity to give expression to onr invariable and firm attachment to Her Majesty the Queen and to assure you that in your position as her Representative it wfll ever be oar pleasing duty to support yoa in your endeavours to forward the progress and extend the development of the resources of the colony. With oar best wishes for the health and happiness of yourself, Lady Ord, and your family, we remain, etc , John - Gardiker, Chairman, and Councillors. Mr. Chairman and Members of the Municipal Council, — It is with unfeigned pleasure I receive this address from your selves and on behalf of the inhabitants of Busselton, bidding me a hearty welcome on this my first visit to your town. I thank you for your expressions of loyalty and devotion to Her Majesty the Queen, who ever has at heart the welfare of her West Australian subjects. Whilst sensible of the kind reception accorded to myself person ally, it is gratifying to me to know as Her Majesty's representative that in my earnest endeavors to forward all that can conduce to the interest of this colony and to develop its undoubted natural resources I shall find firm allies in the inhabitants of Bosselton. I thank you on behalf of Lady Ord for your good wishes. I assure you it was a subject of regret to her that she was unable to accompany me. — EL Si. Geo. Ord.