Mrs. Kelk has roceivod a ciible frpw a cousinin England, which ;greatly reliever her extreme anxictyduring the
. The eablo stated that 9Ur excellent and inimitable citizen, Trooper w. B. Kcik, ia inueU better. He is'Buffering with enteric and dysentery. '
Mr. Ken. Irvine, «on>df Mr. and Mrs. A. Irvine, of Dubbo, enlisted in Sydney the other .day. After passing tho medical tests and being inoeulatnd he was given a fortnight's leave, which be is spendlng in Dubbo.
Private T. J. Hntton, who enlisted in Dubbo a couple of months ago, was home from Liverpool on sick leave. He left again last night. Ho speaks highly of camp life, but says that all tho boys are anxiouB to get to the
Mrs. Heano has received a <jabio from her gallant son,, Major James Heano, D.S.O. He is in England, convalescing from his -wounds, and has been granted a month's leave.
There were 141 men in the Dubbo Camp yesterday.
Mrs. Smith, of Brisbane-street, Dubbo, has received n cable stating that her so.i, Trumpeter J. F. Smith, who has been in the thick of the Dar
danelles fighting since tho memorable 25th April, is in the hospital at Cairo. Whether his retirement from the front is the result of wounds or sickness is
not stated. Anyhow, we all hope that | the gallant young Dabbo lad will soon be alright again. .
Private Jaincs Agncw was presented by the residents of Euchareena with a ! wristlet watch, and by his uncle and
aunt, Mr. unci Mrs. Kitchen, with a handsome prayer book 011 his departure
for the front.
Messrs. F. Tindell, J. Brennan, 8. Tancred, L. Gibson, and M. J. Knight, Geurie boys, caught up and joined tho
"Coo-ees" on their march.
Mr. C. H. Nicoll, manager of Haddon Big, has received a letter from Mr. James Bieb;»ond, is which the latter announces that his grandson, Mr. Doug las P. Dalzull, of the 6th Australian Light Horse, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on 7th August. The deceased soldier was 27 years of ago, and was a sou of the late Pultcney E. Dalzell, of Cawarri), Queensland.
A suggestion was made at the last meeting of tbe Goonamble Recruiting Association by Bev. A. H. Gribble that, as a stimulus to recruiting, a troop of Light Horse should be raised in ' tbe district to proceed by route march to Dubbo. It was decided to bring this matter forward at a later meeting, when more information could be given.
Private Archie Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Clark, of Warren, was wounded with shrapnel while bathing. However, he wa3 only hors dc combat for a day »r two.
Private Angus Cameron, of "Dun gaioa," Trangie, contracted measles in camp, and is on sick leave.
Private A. C. Chappell, of Eurimbla, while on final leave, was entertained at a social, and presented with a wrist let watch.
Messrs. B. II. George, A. W. George and J. B. George (three brothers), and Geo. E. Kecgan and D. Hutchinson left
Warren for native service last week.
Several young men at Nevertire will
enlist as soon as tbe harvest is over.
Driver E. ("Son") Beadford, one of our Warren boys, has returned to the trenches after suffering for three weeks from insomnia.
Mr. Jack Parker, a Coonambleitc, caught up to and joined the "Coo-ees" at Molong.
Mr. Wpntworth Bucknell, son of Mr. W. W. Bucknell, of Quambone Station, left Cambridge University soon after the outbreak of the war, and rccoivod a commission us lieutenant in the lioyal Field Artillery. He is now .in the firing line in France, and took part in the recent big engagement, at Loos. I11 a recent letter to his father, Lieut. Bucknell asked that 80 sliecpskin waist coats be forwarded for tbe men under his command. Mr. Bucknell has com
plied with his son's Wish, and there is no doubt that the geucr^uB gift mil be greatly appreciated by the men.
Privates Jack Taylor and Jack Grady were on final leave at Coonamble last week.
Volunteers who left Coonamble re
cently:-A. H. Godson, from Alver stoke; S. Bennett, one of the SO from Wingadee; J. E. Lavennc, the eighth from the Hotel Coonamble; Eev. F. E. Donison, Coonabarabran; J. Fitzallen, nephew of Mi. Sam Kennedy; and J. Beattie, T. li. Henderson, I'. 1. Crane, -. Hodgen, B. O. Galloway, J. S. Per rett and A. li. Morgan.
W. Nickollfe, of conccrtina fame, was properly farewolled at Coonamble.
, The following names appear on re cent casualty lists:-lil or wounded Private C. F. C. Green (Dubbo), Pri vate J. Watson (Dubbo), Private L. O. G. Lee (Wellington), Sergt, W. G. McGregor (Gilgandra), Lance-Corporal A. J. Heaumt (Narromine), Lieilt. J. O. Stevenson (Terra Bella), Corporal H. L. Sendall (Dubbo), Private E. bharpe (Dubbo), Private D. McCarthy (Narro mine), Private C. Gray (Gilgandra), Private J. Hugh (Wellington),; and Private G. G. Anechau (Dubbo).
Mr. Edgar McLeish, son of Mr. Jas. ] McLeish, of Sandy Camp, left Warren
last week for Sydney, to enlist for!
active service. '
Mr. G, M. Ainswortb, formerly ac countant at tbe Warren branch of the Commercial Bank, and later manager of tho Quambone branch, has been granted the necessary leave to join the
Privates X. W. Brain, A. Pascoe, J. Agnew and G. Bobertson, who were at Warren on final leave, have returned to camp. They were given a fare well social at Bavenswood by a oum bar of their friepds.
Three other local soldiers, Messrs. Bert. Irving, J. Woods and Bert. Simp son, are still at Warren on sick leave.
Private F. H. Jeffries, of Dunedoo, who is attachod to the 12th A.L.H., is reported in the casualty lists as being ill, and in hoBpital at Malta.
Private Bert. LCCBOS, of Dunedoo, who has just .returned from. the. front,, was the guest of au enjoyable picnic party, which visited "Old Oaatle."
A father, C. H. Hunt, and two sons, W. L. and. J. H. Hunt, from Coonamble district, ire jiarching with the "Coo
Mr. .John Blackmore, of Mundooran, has gone to Sydney " to gfet into , fight ing trim. "f ..;
Another - of Warren distritit 's squat ter sons, Mr. .Bryan JEgan,.,«f '?IUar Bierop," who is jgoing to-"do <-hta»Mt'4 for King and conntry/ltft Warreii laet: week, aud .iB now ih camp.
. lMr. and Mrs. 'F.'-S. Oa«oh,;6f iWAi Ungton, late of Dubbo, ,havo recpived a cable mess&geetat^hg'thatjtheiraon; Private Frank . Carson, siiM '.-been
ttitted to the hospital it Htistpl, Sing land, suffering frota'lllnWB. ifita left Sydney with tbeillth Xjueen^hdlJleji uient of f Light Horse .fln.thetl3lli<iJlJinei
sod. a card was-reeeived 'from him van the lith Beptember from ' the^treiiiihes at '? Gallipoli,jjAen
well. - .. .'. y'.r:;'v: .."f.;
: Councillor"VW. : who attended the Cobbora Shire Coiin- 1
cil mBeJa^?at®u^ooVj^^yj ia «a* xious: to,«et to t^ ;ft6nt,,^tfoi^'.li^
Is scarcely withln lhe ,aHa trie&tojtiia
wDBJd iwt lave to undergo a norgintl ? operation owing to an old Sujury to > hand. - He intends to wrtunit to thl» . ordeal rather than bo deprived »f the honor of ?gUting for his country.
The PorbdB MTitnes" says:-Becrult marches arcr.ow the latest Revises for the encouragement of enlisting. It was no ;doul)t a happy thought of Mr. Hitelien's in inaugurating the Oilgati dra march, bot> it is questionable whether other movements will bo equally successful. The ; novelty is wearing off, and when all 1B said-why should recruits be put to the 4isooni fort of a 300-milc walk, not to mention the dangers\from overheating and over eating on the way! Of-course, they need not go unless they'Ukc.
^ Some members of the Dabiio Bccruit iug ?- Association urged similarly on Friday night.
Trooper Frank Worthington, writing home says: "The soldiers, when they return, will give the Dubbo boys, who won't come, a worm time. The Aus tralian Infantry are the finest soldiers
in the world."
Privato "Sid." Heane, is in Dubbo on a couple of days' leave. He looks
Owing to the shortage of staffs caused by enlistments some of the banks arc employing female clerks.
Mr. Bernie McNamara, an old Forbes resident, has enlisted for the war.
Three recruits-James Desmond, Thomas P. Healey and Gordon Bobert
son-left Forbes last week.
On Friday night a presentation will be made (a Mr. K. K. Stewart, of i Tooraweenali, who will shortly be don 1 ning khaki.
j Private Harry Phillips, of Gilgandra,
writing to a friend, seems quite con tented with his life in camp, and speaks highly of the treatment received by the
Mr. W. Howard, of Tooraweenah, has enlisted. It is his intention to join the "Coo-ees' " route march.
Mr. Anderson, of Bearbong, has on listcd, and is in camp at Dubbo.
Last week Privates D. Hitcben and E. J. Setter u-ere home to Gilgandra on final leave. They were entertained at a social and presented with sou
At Tooraweenali there is a fund to provide comforts for every volunteer before he leaves the town. At Ooo natnblc there is a similar organisation.