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- Dr. crT. Tamer has been appointed medical officer at Mount Oambier gaol. The Government has appointed Mr. A. K. Jeanes a member of the board of management ef the Port Pirie Hos pital. ,

- Don Bradman left New South Wales on Monday by motor car for Adelaide. He will probably arire before the end of the week. The Base Commandant (Brigadier Hardie) will represent his Excellency the Governor-General (Sir Isaac Isaacs) at the Anzac Day celebration ceremonies today. The wrecked Japanese steamer, Port land Maru, which ran aground off Cape Tcrrens last month, has been purchased by Mr. S. Sheridan, of Wes tern River, KJ. Dr. Edgar Ford, Examiner of the Trinity College of Music, London, ar rived In Adelaide by the Balranald on Saturday. During the week he conducted examinations, and on the following Saturday he will leave for Melbourne. The Chief Justice CSir George Muray), accompanied by his sister, Miss M, T. Murray, will sail by the Strathnaver, which will leave Outer Harbor for London today. The secretary to the . Minister of Agriculture (Mr. L. S. Smith) returned to Adelaide this week after having attended conferences on primary pro duction matters with the Minister (Mr. Blesing) In Sydney last week. Don Green, wood merchant, of Port Elliot, had his fingers caught in a cir cular saw when sewing firewood at Woodlands, about five miles from Port Elliot. The first two fingers and the thumb of the right hand were badly cut. His Excellency the Governor (Sir Winston Dugan) presented the insig nia of Serving Brother of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem to Colonel H. H. E. Russell. Lieutenant-Colonel P. G. Bice, and Mr. R. P. Gqode, at Govern ment House last week. The Commissioner of Public Works (Mr. Hudd) left this week for a holi day in Perth. He is accompanied by Mrs. Hudd. The Commissioner of Crown Lands (Mr. Mclntosh) will be fn charge of Mr. Hudd's portfolios during his absence. Today (Anzac Day) the Governor will take the salute of the march past of ex-members of the A.IF. and the present serving forces at Victoria drive, and afterwards, with Lady Dugan, will be present at the memorial service at the Cross of Sacrifice. Palling from the 5.46 p.m. train from Qskbank as it was passing the Atnble fiide railway station without stopping on. Monday. L. Pllsell, 18, of Balhan-' nah, escaped with minor head in juries. He was treated by Dr. T. Auricht. Pilsell was apparently en deavoring to step from the train. Mrs. Lavington Bonython, of the central committee of the Mothers and Babies' Health Association and the secretary (Miss K. Hilfers) attended a public meeting at the Mount Gam bler Town Hall on Wednesday to dis cuss the formation of a baby health centre in that town. While Arthur King, 73, farmer, of Virginia, was working a chaffcutter at his farm last week, his hand became caught in the machinery and was almost severed before he could be re leased. . He was brought to the Ade laide Hospital in a motor car by his son Eric, and died about 8 p.m. the same day. Following the receipt by the Govern ment of a report from the Public Works Committee favoring the pro vision of a water supply scheme for the town of Strathalbyn at a cost of £29,670, the Commissioner of Public Works (Mr. Hudd) announced last week that the work would begin almost immediately, as it would provide em ployment, and would not cost the general taxpayer anything. Lady Mountbatten, who arrived at Darwin by the air mail last week, eh route to Malta, . shares with Major Phillips, an Englishman on the plane, the dis tinction of being the first official pas senger to leave Australia by the air mail. She is bound for Brindisi, thence to Malta, where she will see her hus band. Lord Mountbatten is with the second flotilla of destroyers stationed in the Mediterranean. The Federal Acting Treasurer (Mr, Casey) announced last week that he had communicated with the State Pre miers inviting them to attend a con ference in Canberra to be held con currently with a meeting of the Loan Council. He had suggested that the meetings should begin on May 27. He had also proposed that Federal and State officials -should meet at Can berra a week before the Premiers to consider matters that would come before the Premiers' conference. /The special grant of £8,000 whlcn the Government decided to distribute among unemployed men on rations to mark the Silver Jubilee celebrations ol His Majesty the King will be paid to metropolitan recipients between 1 and 4 p.m, on May 2 from the totalisator building on the flat at Victoria Park racecourse. Recipients of relief in country districts— about 3,000— will re ceive their payments through local re presentatives of the Unemployed Rellei Council. _,? Following a recommendation to the Military Board that his commission b- cancelled, Lieutenant Alan Kenna, ad jutant of the 27th Battalion, has exer cised his right to ask for a court mar tial to clear his character. It Is likelj that he will appear before a genera court martial at Keswick Barracto mthin the next fortnight. Mr. Eri- JMillhouse will appear for Kenna, bu the charge on which he will appear hai aot yet been made public. #

Mr. Campbell Smith, general man ager of Charles Moore & Co., and nephew of the late Mr. Charles Moore, founder of the firm, will shortly sever his connection with the business, with which ne has been associated for many years. ; Colonel J. D. Lavarack has been pro moted to the temporary rank of major general while occupying the position of Chief of the General Staff. Lieut. CoL C. G. N. Miles has been promoted to temporary colonel while acting as commandant of the Royal Military College. Falling 15 feet from a flying fox on which he and other boys had been propelling themselves across the River Torrens on Saturday, William O'Con nor, IS, of Paradise, received a broken arm. He was treated at the Adelaide Hospital Mary Mattel (55), of Leicester street, Parkside. died at her home at 1 a.m. on Saturday morning. Death is be lieved to have been due to heart failure. A report' was submitted by the Park side police to the Coroner (Mr. A. S. Blackburn), who deemed an inquest unnecessary. James Nicholls. 75, an old age pen sioner, was found in a shed at the rear of his home hi Gilbert street, city, at 8.45 a.m. on Friday, with his throat cut. He was immediately taken to the Adelaide Hospital in a police ambu lance, and an operation was performed. Hi£ condition is serious. J. Bunkett, of Parkside, who was attending the military camp at O'Hal loran Hill, received concussion and other injuries when a horse he was riding rolled on him on Friday morn ing. He was brought to the Adelaide Hospital in an S.A. Ambulance, and de tained. John Flello, of Lidcombe' (N.S.W.) was fatelly injured in a street brawl near the Lddcombe railway station on Saturday night. It is alleged that he was struck on the head with a bottle. No one knew that Flello's injuries were serious, until his wife attempted to wake him in his bed next morning and found that he was dead. Three car drivers, Arthur William Byrnes, Thomas Frederick Bonolo, and William Stephens, who were alleged to have been racing in Stirling street, Perth, on the night of February 9, when Byrnes's car struck and killed Mrs. Florence T. Wells, were acquitted last week on a charge of manslaugh ter. More than £50 worth of woman's apparel and about £5 worth of cut crystal was stolen between 11 a.m. and 5.10 pjn. on Monday from the home of Mr. Charles Clifton Brown, Fifth avenue. Helmjsdale. As the thief en tered through an unlocked front win dow, canvas verandah blinds served to conceal him. -*- Andrew Thomas Vidler, 22, received fatal injuries when a tree which was uprooted by a willy willy Jell on him. Vidler was trapped in the pathway of the willy willy, which tore a track 50 yards wide through tall timber on the mountain side in the Cawongla (NJS.W. district, 27 miles from Lis more. R. Reid, a Brisbane pilot, who has -een giving passengers nights hi his fuss Moth at Noosa Heads during the holidays, wag landing on the beach on Saturday afternoon when the wind lifted the machine and it taxied into the sea. The two passengers— D. 3orn, of Cooroy, and a resident of Im bil— received a ducking, though no one was injured. The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Blesing), who attended the recent con ference in Sydney on the citrus indus try, explained on Sunday that the pro posed levy on all fruit sold, to be used as a bounty to relieve the home mar ket and improve the export trade, would not be made this year, but it .was ex pected that the Commonwealth Gov ernment would make a direct contri bution to assist the export trade. A man was seen to collapse in King William street, near Rundle street, on Saturday morning by Traffic Sergeant Yhttfleld, who took him to~a neighbor ing chemist shop, antf- later to the Adelaide Hospital, where life -was found o be extinct. Papers found on the -ody gave the name of Arthur Wil liam Armstrong, stockbroker, of Dover street, Newmarket, Victoria. A rail way ticket from Melbourne, dated April 17, was also found hi his possession. A sub-committee of the Adelaide Chamber of Commerce has discussed with representatives of Morgan in terests the desirableness of reestab lishing the boat transport service for goods on the Murray, and a reduction of railway freight rates, which, it is thought, would enable the boats to compete with lorries for interstate work. A comparative freight schedule is being prepared for presentation ? to a joint committee of the Chambers of Commerce and Manufactures. A woman was injured and three, kangaroos were killed in an unusual accident on the Albany (W.A.) road, near Armadale, last week. A cat was travelling at about 25 miles an hour when it suddenly overturned, throwing out the four occupants. Mrs. Frances Hedge, of Victoria Park, suf fered a broken leg. A search of the vicinity later revealed the bodies of three full-grown kangaroos lying on the road. The car apparently struck tfiem, and then overturned. A large sea lion was found sleeping on the footpath in -Church street, New Norfolk, 22 miles from Hobart. on Tuesday. A man on his way to work was the first to see the animal, and a crowd soon collected and tried to cap ture it. '- A rope was placed round its neck, but It broke the rope and made off towards the Dement River. It clambered over a paling fence on the way to the stream, and although fur ther endeavors were made to lake it, the animal escaped. It was about nine feet long, and very fat .

After a year at the Goodwood Orphanage, where they were placed following the deaths of their father and mother, Kevin Healey, nine, and Betty Healey, eight, sailed on the Ben digo last week on their way to Ireland. They will live with their father's mar ried eister, who has been endeavoring for some time to complete the arrange ment. The father, the late Mr. John Healey, was employed at Osborne until his death, which occurred 11 months ago. Two years previously Mrs. Healey died after years of illness. The Attorney-General (Mr. Jeffries) has received 20 applications for the new position of Children's Court magis trate which the Government recently decided to create in conformity with Mr. Jeffries's policy to reorganise the Children's Court system, and his estab lishment of a central court for the pur pose. Several of 'the applicants are women. Mr. Jeffries said that the applications were in the hands of the Public Service Commissioner' (Mr. Hunkin) whose recommendation would go to the Chief Justice for approval. By cutting a sheet of iron at the rear entrance of the premises -of the River ton Service Stores, thieves gained ad mittance to the hardware department on Friday night. A large quantity of almonds was stolen, but until the staff returns from the Easter holidays the full extent of the loss cannot be ascertained. An attempt was also made to force the front door of Matthews's Emporium in the main street. The Minister of Education (Mr. Jeffries) officially set in operation a new wireless installation at the Port Adelaide Central School on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday he . visited schools at Balaklava, Brightwood, and Cavanaghville, and opened a ner classroom at Erith. He was accom panied by the Director of Education (Mr. Adey). On Saturday afternoon Mr. Jeffries will open the. new club room of the Model Aeroplane Associa tion at Prospect road, Prospect. When Mr. and. Mrs. A. G. Williams were being taken to the Quorn railway station on Mr. S. Worden's lorry, the vehicle came into collision with a train at a level crossing, but none of the occupants was injured seriously. Owing to rain and heavy wind Mr. Worden did not see or hear the engine. He turned into the cattle pit, but the engine caught the front wheel of the lorry, breaking it off, and also damaged the footboard. The driver of the train had applied his brakes, and was travelling at about four miles an hour when ,the collision occurred. The death occurred last week of Sir Richard Rawdon Stawell, one of the most distinguished members of the medical profession in Melbourne. He was aged 71. Death followed an illness of three weeks. Sir Richard Stawell practised in Spring street for many years, and he was regarded as one of the leading authorities on nervous diseases in Australia. He was presi dent-elect of the British Medical As sociation, and would have presided at the forthcoming annual meeting of the world-wide organisation to be held in Melbourne. in September. When the Fisheries Commission sat at Port Neill local fisher men harlQed members a paper protesting against an alleged yearly invasion since 1927 of foreign fishermen from Port Pirie, who were said to camp on the fishing ground and return when it was cleaned up. They asked for a restriction of licences in re spect of certain areas. -The harbor masters appointed the Inspectors who issued licences, and it was asked why a licence was refused at Tumby Bay and issued to the same person at Port Pirie hi the same week. Mr. J. D. Mackay Sim, managing partner in Australia of MacDonald, Hamilton & Company, on his return from a visit- to the East by the steamer Nankin this week, held out great hopes for amicable relationship between Aus tralia and all parts of the East. Re garding the proposed appointment of trade commissioners, Mr. Mackay Sim said that title appointment of commer cial men as trade commissioners would carry little weight. If, however, they were attached in some way to the Con sular Department, and advised Aus tralia of what was happening in the East, they would be of very great as sistance. Last week the secretary of the Chamber of Manufactures (Mr. H. E Winterbottom) interviewed the Cana dian-Trade Commissioner (Lieutenant Colonel L. M. Oosgrave) in regard to the Centennial Exhibition. The Trade Commissioner, in company with Mr Winterbottom, visited the Wayville Showground and inspected the plans of the Centennial Hall. He said he desired to obtain a copy of the plane to forward to his Government, and assured Mr. Winterbottom that there would be a Canadian court, and thai the Canadian Government and private firms would eend exhibits. The Cana dian Government would also advertise its railways and scenic attractions. As a result of a collision between s motor car -and a motor truck at th« intersection of Mackinnon parade ane Frome road on Sunday afternoon Kevin Pugh, 28, of the Queen's Head Hotel; North Adelaide, and Mont Chamberlayne, 23, of Rose street, Pros pect, were admitted to the Adelaide Hospital. Pugh and Miss Chamber layhe were the occupants of themotoi car, which was badly damaged. Mis: Chamberlayne sustained a fracture* Jaw, and Pugh suffered from severe shock. The truck was being driven bj Victor Hately, of Millloent, who was accompanied by his wife. They wen not Injured. Constables Franklin tuu Goldlng, of North Adelaide, investi gated the accident/

The Chief Justice (Sir George Murray)* will sail for England to day on eight months* leave, and Mr. G. S. Reed will be appointed Acting Judge of the Supreme Court at a special meeting .of Executive Council on Friday morning. Immediately fol owing- his appointment, Mr. Reed will x- sworn jn. Mr. Justice Angas Parsons will be Acting Ohief Justice during the absence of Sir George Murray. Harold Evans Martin, 25, laborer, of Weir street, West Thebarton, aud Harold Jeffrey, '25. factory hand, of fatala Vale, Modbury, were seriously injured on Monday morning when the motor. cycle. driven by Martin, with Jeffrey riding pillion, collided at the ntersection of Henley Beach road and Marlon road, Mile-End, with a motor car, which had pulled up, but which had been driven by the Rev. Francis Smythe, of the Boys' Home, Brooklyn Park. -Martin was admitted to the Adelaide Hospital with serious in uries to the head. Jeffrey was also admitted with cuts on his- right leg. Phe front of the motor cycle was badly damaged, --but the motor car escaped with 6Ught damage to the off front mudguard. ? ' 'The Weekly Trade Gazette' reports that probate Has been granted in re spect of the following wills, subject to deductions for debts and other liabili ties:— Elizabeth Alderman, Ardrossan, £2,285; Charles James Chittleborougb, North Croydon, £2,629; William Lav ngton Glyde, Toorak. £1,661; Eliza -eth Heath, Angaston. £1,965; Owen Hughes, Toongabbiei New South Wales, £1^75; Daniel James Lynn, Pendla, £5,559; Agnes Sophia Murray, Stpckport,. £1,984; Walter Ernest Rogers, Brighton. £3,187; Ada Williams, Adelaide, £2 280; Walter Williams, Me ningie, £1,437. Letters of Administra tion:— Mary Dora Atkins, Mile-End, £1,105; John Spray Graham, Saddle worth, £1,027; Thomas. Smith Nobee, Stepney, £3,737. ^ Officers of the Factories and Steam Boilers- Department last week pre sented a writing bureau to Mr. John T. E. Foote, inspector of factories and shops' on his retirement from the de partment on reaching the retiring age of 65. Mr. Foote, who was born at Moonta Mines, served his apprentice ship at the building trade and occupied several important positions, including those of foreman, clerk of works, and trade instructor. His first appointment in the civil service was under the late Mr. Owen Smythe, then Superinten dent of Public Buildings, followed by a short period as instructor at the Yatala pYison, finally entering the department as inspector of factories in 1908. The Acting Attorney-General, the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court, and the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of Victoria and New South Wales have been appointed a national group for Australia in connection with the election, at the next Assembly at the League of Nations, of a judge to fill the vacancy on the Permanent -Court of International Justice, caused by the death of Mr. M. Adachi. the Japanese jurist. It is the func tion of each national group to nominate a candidate for con sideration by the Assembly and Council of the League. The nomina tion is not the concern of the Com monwealth Government, and is for warded direct to the League of Nations by the national group. With its front wheels projecting over the edge of a steep slope, a motor lorry, on which several military trainees from Woodside were travelling, was saved from crashing on Sunday afternoon by the wire cables of the guard fence. Driven by S. Tillett, of Anzac Highway, the lorry was de scending the Mount Barker road, about half a mile above the Devil's Elbow, when it came into collision with a small car, driven by Roy Septimus Grenfell, of Torrens street, Gilbertoh, in the opposite direction. One of the front whels of the car was torn off. and the lorry swerved to the left against the guard fence. One of the trainees, sitting on the open part of the lorry, which was loaded with gear, was thrown over the fence, but was not Injured. To make more elastic the power of the Land Board to deal with adjust ments of the affairs of discharged sol dier settlers, the Government has seve ral times amended regulations under the Act. The latest amendment, which has just been approved, gives the Com missioner of Crown Lands discretionary power to grant a lease of 65 years, and such other concessions as ma? be re commended by the Land Board In con nection with payments of Interest and so on. Previously, land could be al lotted only on a 42-year basis, and with fixed allowances which applied only to the first six years. 'The new regula tion will greatly facilitate future land allotments on reasonable terms to existing settlers,' said the Commis sioner of Crown Lands (Mr. Mcln tosh). At the Public Library Board meet ing last week special thanks were re corded to Mr. J. D. Somervllle for his gift to the Archives of ten volume* o notes embodying his researches into the history of Eyre Peninsula. The papers, which are bound, comprise re ferences which have been copied from files of newspapers, periodicals, printed books, and other sources'. They cover full references to exploration, early settlement, troubles with the natives, agricultural and pastoral de velopment, the movements of ships, whaling operations, and Indeed to every aspect of the history of Eyre, Penin- sula. The index alone is tt woii planned on such/ a scale that It took six months to complete, and indicates with a minimum of searching the full resources of the collection. A volume of maps Is also included. Mr. Somer ville's work, it was stated, would prove of inestimable benefit to future stu dents of South Australian history.

Wheatgrowers in Victoria were re cently warned by their Department of Agriculture, regarding the introduction of skeleton weed from New South Wales in seed grain Imported from that State. Commenting on this, the Supervisor of Experimental Work at the Department of Agriculture (Mr. R. C. «oott- said . lils week that skeleton weed had not been reported in South Australia, and hat as it was mainly a summer grower, it might not be so serious here as hi New South Wales, where the rainfall was more even- through the year. It was a serious weed to wheat growers, he said, but fortunately It was eaten by livestock. Little' seed wheat was imported from New South Wales, and any purchases would almost cer tainly be graded seed, from which skeleton weed seed would be eliminated. * With the object of studying munici pal matters hi Great Britain and on lie Continent, a party of New South Wales municipal authorities will tra vel to London by the Strathnaver, which will leave the Outer Harbor to day. The narty is composed of Aldermen G. R. Shelton (president of the New South Wales Local Govern ment Association), A. Waugh (Albury), H. L. Hall, G. Rochester, and D. Car roll (Mosman), G. A. Fowle, Councillor A G. Kuban and Mr .43. N. Dark (shire clerk .of Dungog). They will receive a civic welcome from the Lord Mayor of London. Alderman Waugh will make a special, 'visit to Holland to re ceive a decoration from the Queen in recognition of the services rendered by the people of Albury to the Dutch air men, Parmentier and Moll. The Railways Commissioner (Mr. Anderson) reports that wheat, manure and wool traffic handled by the rail ways for the week ended April 13, with the figures for the corresponding period of last year in parentheses, was: —Wheat, 13351 tons (8.675); manure, 14,538 tons (15,347) ; wool, 664 bales, 125 bags (884 bales, 163 bags). The volume of such traffic handled during the ex pired portion of the current season compares with that of the correspond ing, period of last season as follows:— Wheat, from October 10, 1934, to April 13, 1935, 395,404 tons, equal to 14,761,749 bushels (254,679 tons, equal to 9,508.016 bushels), an increase of 140,725 tons, equal' to 55.26 per cent'.; manure, for the same period, 71,200 tons (61,689), an increase of 9,511, equal to 15.42 per cent.; wool, from July 1, 1934, to April 13, 1935, 150,729 bales, 16,966 bags (161,486 bales, 21,703 bags), a decrease of 10,757 bales, representing 6.66 per cent., and a decrease of 4,737 bags. ? representing 21.83 per cent. Bound for Melbourne, where they will begin an Australian season of Gil bert & Sullivan opera under the direc tion of J. C. Williamson, a party of Britten artists, comprising Ivan Men zies, Gregory Stroud, and Evelyn Gar diner, who took part in the Australasian season two years ago, and Winifred Lawson, a soprano, Godfrey Stirling, a young British tenor, and Richard Watson, passed through Fremantle on the Mongolia this week. The company, it is expected, will play in every State. Winifred Lawson was principal so prano of the D'Oyley Carte Opera Co., and Godfrey Stirling was principal tenor of the Carl Rosa Opera Co. Rich ard Watson is Soutlh Australian born, and left nine years ago to study at the Royal Academy under a scholarship. He was principal bass at Oovent Gar den, and also appeared with the Carl Rosa Co. With him is his wife, for merly Gwendoline Moss, of Adelaide, who is a talented violinist, and will probably play in the orchestra of tttie company. The Princess Royal, who was born Princess Mary of England, and is new the Countess of Harewood, Is 38 years of age today. She is' the only daughter of King George and Queen Mary, and was born at The Cottage, Sandringham, on April 25, 1897. Dur ing the war Princess Mary took a keen interest in Red Cross work, and sent many thousands of cigarettes and com forts to the soldiers at the front. She has retained her interest in this work, for she is Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Lady Grand President of the League of Mercy, and Commander-in-Chicf of the British Bed Cross Detachment. Princess Mary was married to the Earl of Harewood, who was then Viscount Lascelles, on February 28, 1922, and has two sons, George Henry Hubert Vis count Lascelles, and the Bon- Gerald Lascelles. She became Princess Royal on January 1, 1932. Among the honors tJUat have been conferred upon her are the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh, in 1930, and the Freedom of the City of Leeds, in 1932. She also holds a number of honorary degrees of various British Universities, and is colonelIn Chief of the Royal Soots Regiment. That interest in the Centennial Ex hibition, to be held in the new hall at WayvuVe next year, i» being taken in far distant portions of the Empire is revealed hi a letter which the sec retary of the Chamber of Manufac tures (Mr. EL E. Winterbottom) has received from -the secretary of the Ber muda Chamber of Commerce, woo writes:— 'I have read with interrst your announcement of January 24 con cerning the forthcoming celebrations of the one hundredth anniversary of the proclamation of South Aus tralia as a British colony. On behalf of ttie Bermuda Chamber of Com merce I extend good wishes for the continued advancement and prosperity of your State, its capital city, Adelaide, and its people. We are 'a very small unit of the Empire, but we are proud of its oldest parliament next to that of England, which makes Bermuda the eldest child of the motherland's group of children in possesison of selfgov ernment.' In a private letter, the secretary (Mr. J. J. Bishop) writes:— 'I understand some Australian pro ducts are sold in Bermuda,' but X am not certain as to the articles. I have seen jams, and beard Indirectly about butter.' ;

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