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FREMANTLE ESPLA NADE,
i A sum of £4,500 was providod somo timo ago, for extending tho Fromantlo Esplamulo, and tho work is now in hand.. Tho people of Fromantle desire a further extension, nnd tho Government has tho matter in hand. It hits boon stated that a hitoh hus occurrod in re gard to this, owing to tho Government being uno/blo to negotiato with Mr. J.
liriggs, M.L.C., as to tho cost of Resum ing somo of his land. . i v'l'llw Minister of Publio Works says the position is that tho portion of tho work— for whioh tho £4, COO was providr od— doos not oxtond 'to that part of Mr. Briggs' land, to whioh ffl*o above re mark referred. Tho department . pre viously ? soouivkI some of Air. Briggs1 land, and oompensatod him for tho por tion resumed, ami the tltmiago done by Bovornhco. Ho stated also that tho ques tion of torms had arisen .in connection with tho further resumption of land owner by Mr. Briggs, for tlho purpose of again extending tho esplanado, but no agroomont had yet boon nraved;at. Ho expected, howovor, that n'n arrangement would bo mado with Mr. Briggs, which would bo mutually satisfactory.