Sydney Vice-Regal Residence.— It is now definitely announced in connec tion with Sydney Government House, which the Governor-General had been
obliged to leave, that the building it self will be, devoted to the purposes of a museum of applied arts. In the meantime, the- grounds and building are to be open for public inspection. The grounds are being joined up with the Botanic Gardens. Curative Powers of Foods.— Dr. Victor Ayer has compiled this list of vegetable virtues : Watercress is an excellent blood purifier. Lettuce has a soothing effect on- the .nerves and is excellent for sufferers from insomniaE
Tomatoes are good for a torpid liver, but should be avoided by gouty peo ile. Onions arc a tonic foe the ner ves. Spinach has great aperient qual ities, and is far better than medicine for sufferers from constipation. Rhu barb also is a good laxative. Beet- . root is fattening and good for people who want to put on flesh. Parsnips possess the same virtues as sarsa parilla. Apples, carrots and Brazil nuts are excellent /or sufferers from constipation. Asparagus stimulates the kidneys. Celery contains sulphur, land helps to ward off rheumatism. It is also a nerve tonic. Dates are ex cellently nourishing, and also prevent constipation. The juice of grapes is laxative, but the -skin and seeds are likely to cause constipation. Bananas are beneficial to sufferers from chest complaints. The Midland Junction Sensation. — In connection with the death of Mrs. Saunders ~at Midland Junction, ' re cently, Edward T. Merson, who was charged with having unlawfully sup plied pills for the purpose of bring ing about «. certain event, has been acquitted. A Round the World Tour.— Messrs Burns, Philp, and Co. Ltd.,'; have is sued ttbe preliminary programme of an all round the world tour, which, they
are arranging for next year. The cost will be £100, of which the passenger will retain £10 for incidental. The ship, a Federal Shire boat, will leave Sydney about March l«th, calling at Melbourne on the 23rd, and Adelaide on the 27th. The journey to England will be made via the Suez Canal, and the itinerary provides for three wfcegs in England, two weeks on the Conti nent, ten days in Ireland1, and twelve, days in Scotland. The programme mapped out is a most comprehensive one, and the tourists will: |je afforded opportunities of visiting not only some of the most famous beauty spots in the old country ,but also several pi the important industrial and manu facturing centres. The return jouroey will be via Cape Town. Full particu lars can be obtained on .application from Burns, Philp and Co. Yalgoo Roads Board : Extraordin ary Election.— An extraordinary elec tion will be held on Wednesday, NoveniBer. 27th, at *he -.offiee 'of the above board for the purpose of r' act- ing two members in the place of Mes srs W. J. Broad and J. D. Broad, who have resigned. Nominations must be in the hands of the Return ing Officer (Mr. Chas Rodan), not lat er than 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 20th November. Geraldton Roads Board.— The Sec retary, Mr. J. C. Kidd', states that the next meeting of this Board will be held at his office on Friday, November 22, at 11 a.m. Special bus iness to be discussed ' at' the, meeting will be the proposed deviation of the main Eastern -Road from Tibradden to Dradu. A deputation .will also' be received bj- the Board from the East Geraldton Progress ' Association at 11 o'clock. ???---, Important Stock Sale.— Dalgety &. Co. announce an important sale of sheep and cattle at Mingenew on Fri day, November 22. The stock com prise 2250 store wethers in good ord er, and 200 fat acd 'sfere bullocks from Wandina, * The S.A. Wheat Crop:— The South Australian wiheat crop is expected to show . a considerate, shortage this year. The Adelaide 'Advertis- er' estimates a return of 19,409,592 bushels from 2,181,853 acres, an av erage of 8.53 ibjasbels as fetgainst an average of 9.29 bushels ' reaped last ypar. The yield per acre for W.A. should; 5fe considerably ajb|ove the average if the- impressions curjrent throufeihout the wheat arteas are at all well founded. From practically every district cojnc»- reports of yields much above the average. Passing Away. — Mr. ^F. ^Dinholm QEcKee, a well-known jj^lic jaian, ajndi aajranerly Mjajyor of Baiiai-at East, died to Victoria recently. He was tbe tii'ird ex-Mayor- of Bailarat East to die withini the- week, Peath of a Pioneer.— The 'Xorth.- ern Time»' reports' the death, of a Nior '-West, pioneer in the ' person of Mr. H. T. Knigiht, who succuan)l}ed to heart failure on Oct. 20th at Trench Bros.' homestead, near Maud's land ing!, at thjg icjompjara-t'i'wiy early agje of 56 years. Mr. Knrgih$ was one of the oldest pettlers in. the dis trict, having settled there in 1886. Fie was formerly part owner of the present Winning and Mia Mia sta tions, and also had country on the Coast at Maud's Landing, Where he and the lat« Mr. R. C. M. Bun bury came yearly for many years to do their shearing. During '' the last seven years, however, h^ had been employed on French Bros.' Station. 'Thr Times remarks : 'He was a man who made many friends was noted .throughout the district! for bis .integrity and honests^, and was respected by all who fcnew him.' Th Verdict of the People.— Last week's takings at the Coliseum were beyond expectations showing a tre mendous increase on the average weeks business. We take this as the people's answer and verdict. The keen buyer went solid for the Coliseum stocktaking bargain feast. This week we have purchased for cash £200 worth of manufacturers samples, cos tumes, underclothing, etc. tnousands sf other oddments for which -. spot spot cash trading system enables ^thc public to enjoy 50 per cent.; reduc ions. 1 ? '???']'
An Announcement. — Mr J. W. Clydesdale, barrister and solicitor, has removed to more convenient offices at the corner of Durlacher and Eleanor Streets. Forecast. — Cool to moderate tem peratures on the W. and S.W. coastal areas, with showers along the S. coast, elsewhere fine and warm to hot, with a tendency to thunder on theCoolgar-' die fields. Northerly winds changing generally to cool southerly. Ocean : Squally around Tasmania and the Leeuwin. Military Smoke Social.— The mem bers of the A. Company, 86th (late West Australian) Infantry, are ho'ding 1 smoke social at the Druid's Hall next Saturday night. The City Band,— A recital was given on the Esplanade Rotunda on Sunday night, under the conductor ship of Mr Chas. Lupp. The popular Welsh tenor, Mr Dan Llewellyn, who had just concluded a very successful week at the King's Hall, contributed ' The Holy City' and ' Because' in 6ne style. The attendance was a re cord one for Geraldton, and the' funds of the band will be considerably aug mented by the collection taken up by the Mayor (Mr Fuller) and Mr J Jenner. The band extend their thanks to the puolic for their liberal support. A special programme will be' given on Sunday night' next, when the Band will be assisted by the Empire Orches tra and several prominent artists, in cluding Mr Bert Gibbs, who 'will ren der vocal solos. Alleged Murder by Aboriginals. — Inspector . Ho'mes has . received from Constable Clarke, of Yalgoo, some particulars respecting the alleged murder of an aboriginal by a body of natives at Meeka. The information was given to the constable by a native who managed (o make his escape. This native, named Angelo, states that the encampment of natives numbers about 40, and that the murdered na tive, a lad. had his brains knocked
out with a stick, when the nattre, who brought the information, made his escape, he was fired at, the bullets striking the ground all around him. The constable has gone to the place to make enquiries. Thirsty Weather. — The growing warmth of the weather must be the cause of the increase recently in the number of persons who, greatly against their own desire, have been presented at court, and their devotion to the custom of bending their elbow has cost them more than the coin of the realm disbursed ii exchange for drinks to lubricate their parched throats. Three or four defendants were before the court yesterday and to-day, and were ordered to purge their offences by paying small fines. In an other case a man named James Kelly was charged this morning with being disorderly the previous day. It ap peared that defendant: who had had a few drinks, was helping a woman, who had taken more than she could com fortably carry, along Marine Terrace. Some men shouted after him, and he turned round and wanted to fight the best man amongst them, Defend ant's excuse was that bis rough voice might lead people to think he was creating a disturbance, but he natur ally resented the jeers of the crowd. He was fined 10/-, or in default -three days. The Bathing Regulations.— It will be as well if bathers recognise at the commencement ot the season that the Municipal Council is determined to enforce all the Iby-laws for the regula tion of bathing. Special officers have been appointed with instructions to keep a strict look-out, and any one offending, either in respect to cos tumes, or beiog found in the wrong enclosure, or particularly by swimming horses from the beach, will be pro ceeded against. This morning a youth was summoned for loitering near the ladies' shed, and was fined 10/- and 25/6 costs. It is hoped this case will serve as a warning. Diocesan Scripture Examination. — In connection with the Diocesan Scripture Examination, seven candi dates were entered from Geraldton, and they sat for their examination at the Rectory on Sunday afternoon. The candidates were Amy Wood, Edith Compton, Alice Farrington, Harley Hoist, Sam Crabbe, Wilfred Holmes, and John Hilton. Large Station Deals. — Mr Mark Reuben, ' The Pearl King' of London andr Broome, who recently purchased De Grey and Shaw Stations from i Messrs Grant, Edgar and Co., has also j bought Warrowadine Station from Messrs Darlot Bros. AH the proper ties mentioned are in the Port Hed land district, and it is the new owner's intention to go in principally for rais ing sheep. At present cattle predomi nate on all the properties. Geraldton Litigation. — Amongst the cases listed for hearing at the Novem ber sittings of the Supreme Court, which commenced at Perth to-day, are the following from Geraldton : — AV. O'Keefe, plaintiff (appellant) and the Geraldton Stevedoring Company, de fendant (respondent), motion to set aside judgment of Mr Justice McMil lantof 22nd day of October. 191 2, or, alternately, for a new trial J. Crothers, defendant (appel'ant) ard W.H. Fuller, complainant (respondent) case stated by the magistrate at Geraldton, under the Justices Act, 1902. P. M. Steg gall and Co., plaintiffs (appellants) and C. H, N. Lymburner, defendant (re spondentf, appeal against the judg ment of the Local Court, Geraldton.