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AULLENDALE. ILETURNID SOLDIER. Pte W. Riddiford, wholeo parentos ride at Smteaon. and who has been involidtl home as nremult ofa an accident. readied a ord-ial welcome at the local railway sta tion on Thursday night. The Smeraton Bras lBand, with their leadnr, Mr Pery Northret. motorred over. The young sol dier. depito his pl?-einl inm[acitS, on alibghting, loktl well. Mr J. T. Sloan, in the na?midable aibence of Cr A. L Nam, who was away in Melbourne, or tended the nt-rr td soldine a cordial wel ome home, and intimated that when Cr Nans ret-rned a welcome social at Sesu toan ould oe acnrmded him. Hearty chewes wceR' gnven for the ret?nmed warrior. Ht wa thten tcorte home to Smatonby lare contingent of residents of tha toncohip COPIOUS Mans. Pain has been the order of the week. Potata digging has beer hampered and ai other outdoor work has been suspend? . One local farmer rmearked that the politicians in this country can do. or attempt to do, anything: hut they ran't atop the rain. It ther could they would make a pretty mets tof it. Conditions hare been ex tremely hitter. Creeks are ronnio hankers; the whole eountryside ha had a great soaking. "ODES AND LYRICSm." M J. B. O'Hara, who'was reoently on awisittoter town, has forwalded to the loca? Librae a copy of his "Odes and Lyreic?- lye ecacamitten appreciate this keniny act.