LOCAL AND GENERAL
Wheat Boat Due Monday.— The steamer Fort Richeliu is scheduled to arrive at Geraldtoti from Newcastle at daylight on Monday morning to load a full cargo of wheat for over seas.
Retired Farmer Found Bead.—- At about 11.30 p.m. on Thursday last Alfred Browning, aged about sixty-six years, retired farmer, was found dead outside a hotel at Mullewa. A post mortem examination revealed that deatli was due to natural causes. Lower Tcaiperaturesj — The Gerald ton forecast for the next twenty-four hours was 'issued t-s f,-Ho\vs by tm Weather Bureau this afternoon : — Fine aud warm at first with moderate north-east to north-west winds, becom ing light south to south-east winds; lower temperatures to-morrow.
Continuance of Waterside Dispute.— Due to the continuance of the water side workers' dispute at Fremantle, local lumpers have not yet made them selves available to commence loading operations on the steamer Nailsea Moor, which berthed at the port on Thursday afternoon last to load a cargo of S,000 tons of bulk and bagged wheat for overseas. . ^ Road Board Nominations — There will be no Road Board elections at eitiier Geraldton or Northampton. Nominations for the annual elections closed through out the State to-day. At Geraldton Messrs. J. T. Marsden (North Ward) aud W. V. Sewell (East Ward) were elected without opposition, whilst at Northampton Mr. D. C. Beaton did not seek re-election and tne following nomin ations were received : — North Ward, Mr. F. A. Porter ; East Ward, Mr. Her bert Simkin; South Ward, Mr- Leonard Stokes. They were' declared elected by the returning officer. Opening of Kindergarten. — The Ger aldton Free Kindergarten Centre situ ated in Augustus Street, was officially declared open this afternoon by the Mayor (Dr. J, McAleer). There was a good attendance at the function, and tho aims of the movement were out lined to those present by the Director of Pre-School Services of the Kinder garten Union (Miss E. Davis), who was introduced by the president of the Geraldton Kindergarten Committee (Mr. W. H. Sewell). A vote of thanks to' the speakers was moved by the Hon. L. A. Logan, M.L.C., followipg which a delectable afternoon tea was served by the ladies of the local kindergarten committee. CWJL. at Ogilvfe. — There was a gratifying attendance at the Ogilvie Hall recently when it was decided to form a local branch of the Country Women's Association. Mrs. A. S. Horan introduced those in attendance to the Northern Divisional President (Mrs. Higgins) and the Divisional Secretary (Mrs. R. Edwards). Mrs. Higgins, in the course of an interest ing address outlined the aims and ideals of the Association and spoke on various works it had undertaken. The election - of officers resulted as follows : — President, Mrs. T. Bandy ; secretary, Mrs. Rita Cripps; treasurer, Mrs. S. Cragan. Prior to the close of the meeting a dainty supper was served by the younger members of the newly formed branch. ' Shot Through Chest — Jack Smith, of Nookawarra Station, who was shot through the chest, by a bullet from a .310 rifle about ten days ago, was brought to the Victoria District Hospital by Rev. F. Johncock, of the Methodist Inland Mission, yesterday. Smith was engaged in shooting from a car in the company of another man when one of the rifles in the vehicle was accident ally discharged and the bullet entering Smith's chest, penetrated a lung and emerged through his back. The accident occurred about fifteen miles from the homestead, where the injured man was brought by his companion. He was later removed 120 miles to the hospital at Big Bell. This week it was deemed neces sary to remove Smith to Geraldton for X-ray examination. His condition is reported to be satisfactory. Rev. John cock, who was accompanied on the jour ney from Big Bell by his wife, is super intendent of the Methodist Inland Mis sion- in the northern area of the State which extends from Mt. Magnot to Wyndham.