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Derby News.

(From ou- own correspondent.)

Derby, June 4.

;Mr. C. W. Quinlivan left on last Thursday's southbound plane for Broome.-Mr. G. Smith, who is taking over the management of Meda station, arrived by car from Hall's Creek on Friday.-The extraordinary election held on Saturday to fill the vacancy on the Road Board caused by the resigna tion of Mr. H. W. Graham, resulted as follows, Mr. G. C. Rose 69, Mr. J. Rod gers 45-The euchre party and dance held by the Cricket Club on Saturday night, was well patronised. Mr. J. Jeaper and Miss 11. Lovell were the winners of the euchre prizes.-The Kangaroo, from Cossack, berthed on the 1st inst. and sailed at night for Singa pore. lifting 3.670 .sheep for Singapore and landing 75 tons general cargo, and 149 rams for the Kimberley Pastoral Co.-The cricketers played their first game for the season on "Sunday after noon. A local eleven also played a social game with a team from the Kangaroo on Monday afternoon, an enjoyable game resulting in the visitors being beaten by 23 runs. The Aviation Department have decided to have the new town aerodrome, the clearing of which was abandoned by the contractor last year, put in order. Mr. Barker, Inspec tor of Aerodromes started a party of men on the work on Tuesday morn ing. This work has absorbed a portion of the unemployed, who are drifting in

to town with the hope of securing1 work

at Yampi Sound.-The Centaur arrived from Singapore on the 2nd and load ed 519 bales of wool (Noonkanbah 204, Myroodah 168, and Liveringa 147) and 454 Gogo bullocks, and sailed for Carnarvon. Mr. J. Grylls joined the vessel and 3 Malays, 3 Japanese and one Cliainaman for Broome disembark ed.-As a result of one horse having to be killed about a week ago after being badly injured, and another

being unable to work, having hurt its * hoof, the Harbor and Light Depart ment were forced to hire a motor truck to haul the trucks of cargo to and from the jetty. It is time the Government considered the replacement of the pres ent obsolete mode of haulage by a small engine.-Messrs. A. Fallon and J. Itod ge rs who left on Friday last for Broome spent the week-end there and returned yesterday afternoon.-Captain Gregory and Mr. H. A. White, of the Vacuum Oil Co. arrived from Wyndhain by car on Monday and left for Broome yes terday.-Mr. and Mrs. Hussey f'whd are travelling around Australia in an Austin 7 passed through here last: niglit.-The first taste of winter was received over the week-end the ther mometer falling to 47 during Saturday night.

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