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THE AGE. THURSDAY. '-OCTOBER 4. 1034. 0. THE COALITION CABINET. COUNTRY PARTY REPRESENTATION. PRIME MINISTER S FINAL PROPOSAL THREE PORTFOLIOS OFFERED. NO ANNOUNCEMENT AS TO POLICY. Discussions which have been taking place in Melbourne during the past two days between the Prime ' Minuter (Mr. Lyons) and the leader of the Australian Country party (Mr. Page) regarding the formation of a Coalition Cabinet were concluded yesterday. D.uring the afternoon a change was made in the original plans and it is now believed that if the Country party agrees to coalesce with the United Australia party it' will be allotted three full portfolios, instead ' of two full portfolios and two assistant ministerships. Mr. Page left Melbourne last evening and he will place . the latest proposal before a meeting of his party in Sydney on Monday .for acceptance or rejection. It is confidently expected that it will be agreed to. . i . A DEFINITE OFFER. Prime Minister's Statement. DETAILS NOT . DISCLOSED. At the conclusion of yesterday's conference each leader was closely questioned regarding the trend of their discussions, but neither showed any desire to be communicative. -All I have to say at this stage," said the Prime Minister, "is that after fully considering the question before us, I have made a definite and Anal offer to Mr. Page. He will convey it to a meeting ct his party in Sydney on Monday, and until a decision has been made by that meeting the terms of the proposed coalition will not be made public. Whether my offer Is accepted or otherwise, I till then proceed to reconstruct my Cabinet, and It will be announced at the earliest possible moment." questioned as to the policy to be adopted in the event of a Coalition Ministry being formed, Mr. Lyons said this ns a matter which could not be divulged; at present. Neither would Mr. Page throw any light on this all-Important aspect of the conference. It Is believed, however, that he put forward as a con-llon of the proposed coalition that Empire trade be fully encouraged, and that the spirit of the Ottawa agreement be . observed. He also told the Prime Minister that the Country party appre ciated the value of a home market for primary products, and that It was In favor of protecting Australia's secondary Industries, providing they were an economic success. These points formed the subject of much bargaining, but the attitude adopted by Mr. Lyons has, unfortunately, not been revealed, even though the conference was ostensibly called to discuss questions of policy. The allotment of portfolios was at first regarded as a secondary matter, but they appear to have been In the forefront of the dcllberaUoas. It was revealed yesterday for the first time that Mr. Page desired a maximum number of portfolios for his followers, but that a strong section of the United Australia organisation, which has a dislike, politically, for the Country representatives, urged that only a minimum number be allocated. This position Is responsible for Mr. Page agreeing to accept a place on the Ministerial benches for three of his party Instead ot four, and foregoing a claim made, by himself that ho should be Deputy Leader If included in the reconstructed Cabinet. Already a keen contest Is going on among certain Ministers lor this position. Mr. Page realised that it re persisted with his demand th nl- ready difficult task of the Prime Minister! woiuo Become more complicated, and he willingly withdrew. It Is generally conceded that a section ol the Country party will, when It meets on Monday, be hostile to the terms of woiiuon proposed by the Prime Minuter, but that this group will bo in the minority. Mr. Paire and Mr Pai.r.,.,, 11. of course, receive portfolios If coalition is agreed upon. The third selection will probably be Mr. Thorby, I New south Wales representative, MR. MARR'S POSITION. An Offer to Stand Down. PERTH, Wednesday.-The Minuter of wealth, and Territories (Mr. Marr) to-day -Kern me nope that a coalition Government would be brought about, lalrv KP. to?" 'rom the Min-liui ?,h?p br'ne " to fruition i win gladly do so," he added. SUPERANNUATION OF CLERGY. Bill Pawed by Anglican Synod. A bill for the augmentation of superJ ... . allowances of clergy was ""d by the Anglican synod yesterday. fund wln eont of ,ne um of nu win be for the benefit of In cnpacitAtAri MtP4 . .... ' "- w Bupentnnuaiea wgy, and for the windows of such, orl Klr children under the age of sixteen1 . Grants of up lo 100 yearly for to miZ" ian. Wow or child may "JjMe. Clergymen receiving 300 u tu . wie -jatneorai Aot 1878 hS'.ln,tln ,h" canon who St e.,gi 01 10 tttr- may, at the ii'i. cnspier, pe given the iSV0 merltles, and may oe pwjorni assigned duties, th 2?Tut,Ion.WM emed congratulating "-".""uunent on passing legislated JTSSa1 J" " tl"u of liquor wuim rnamy. - h ALBURY MURDER. CIttw o WenUficUon Problem. pwiOT are experiencing ttV?!,ecllon wlth th Identification of rnuraer victim was Ulustra-w to-day m connection with the miss- wgiisn girl named Coonell. She , jwllvely Identified by half UitTL8yJlnJc,.PK,P1e. Including a den- pewcuii; i1;0 nuwl nw witn teeth In urXrS 'manner applicable to the that ui - '1 ".'VL wn"n eppcerwi tlrlS.S"' "" was reached JoSS SVS ihi "" Cornell, re-EES ft'JW"1' P as being the wnuSd1. 'fu A". interest is now 2W around the girl, Beryl Cash. liol Tta.i" ymote, en account ot the h had L.nn,.l'J, "labllshed that nulOM jfT" , ninury, me ponce are !!.?? J? '"c,, l question Mm. THE SENATE. U.A.P. Candidate Elected in New South. Wales. SYDNEY. Wednesday. The first of the senators to be elected as a result of the counting of preferences, which was resumed to-day, was the U.A.P. candidate, Mr. Oeln, with a majority of 185,430 votes Messrs. Sharkey, Anderson, Courte-nay, Allen, Dooley and Abbott were eli minated in mat oroer. ine nnas count was: 1 DEIN (U.A.P.) 720,888 DUNN (Lano Lab.) 144,132 Deln was declared elected. Counting will bo continued to-morrow, and is expected to concludo on Friday. SENATE POLL. The Queensland Count BRISBANE, Wednesday. Tho recount of Senate votes Is expected to be com' pleted by Friday, by which time about 600 votes outstanding from several parts 'of the State will have been accounted for. A final scrutiny should be possible on Monday, and the way should then be clear for the nrst eliminations ana uie distribution of the preferences. Latest figures are: Country Progressive Nationalist. COOPER 221.072 CRAWFORD FOLL . . .. .SOS 4.4S4 207,075 3,484 4.SS5 18.098 1,027 1,034 ' 2,48b 15, MS 2,158 Federal Labor. OVRNE .. . CARROLL '.. MCDONALD Douglas Credit. HARDINO HARTLEY . KELBACH . KI8SICK .. PATERSON WILLIAMS . Ungrouped. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, Wednesday. With the completion of the count to-day for the South Australian Senate election, and the distribution of the preferences, Messrs. McLachlan, McCleay and Upplll, ijiocrai ana country League rcprcsciHa-, lives, were elected. It was found necessary to proceed to the second count be-l foro McLachlan was elected, and to the fourth count before McLcay waa elected.1 With the distribution of their prefer-: ences uppiu was ctcctea. me complete ngurcs on me nrst count were: DAWES (A. L.P.I HOARE tA. L.P.I .. .. ., o'halloran ' (a.l.p.) .. McLachlan il.c.l.) ,, McLEAY (L.C.L.) UPPILL (L.C.L.l MOYLE (Communist) .. 113,991 4,028 10.008 ' 140,061 4,571 5,097 4.S72 CANBERRA SEEKS REPRESENTATION IN PARLIAMENT. CANBERRA. Wednesday. Rcpresent- jaUon for Canberra In the Federal Par llament will shortly bo sought bv a well. known group ot citizens. Including many prominent ousincss men and public sor vants. - Having agitated for Parliamentary re presentation ior many years, tne resi-dents claim that thev are at least en titled to a voteless member, while the capital Territory can boast of a population of 10.000 against the ' Northern Territory electorate's 6000. It Is estimated that the population of the city will be Increased by approximately 3000 when the Government gives effect to its proposals to transfer a number or important Federal departments from Mel. bourne at the end of the year. A scheme of transfer was outlined by the late Government, and it Is believed that the new Ministry will proceed with It, A SAFE N.S.W. i.ABOR SEAT. ' SYDNEY, Wednesday. As It Is a safe Labor seat the U.A.P. has decided not to contest the Leichhardt by-election on autn inst. SWEATING ABUSES. Help of Clergy Sought. An appeal for help In tho detection of sweating abuses was made to the Angli can synod at the Chapter House yester day by Rev. O. J. Walklate, of the Pres byterian church, who, as chairman of the Anti-Sweating League, had been Invited to speak. The evil of sweating, said Mr. Walk-late, had a moral aspect which the churches were forced to recognise, Onj common abuse was the signing of ac knowledgments by employes for wages they did not receive. This sort ot due' connivance was the kind of thing that might lead to utter lawlessness. A cast had recently come under notice in which a workman had been signing for a wage of 3 a week, whereas for years he had been drawing 1 a week, and working 0 hours weekly for It. The league had so well established a name for sanity and temperance that Its reports of suspected firms to the Department of Labor were practically always Investigated wltn out delay. However, sweating practices were growing, and some employers, the greedy two-fifths, wero in their raxe it or leave it attitude, niucn bm heard of the problem of youth, but the real problem was that of the young man of 31, probably married, who was sacked when lie became entitled to a man's wage. Allow employers to pay young fellows on the basis of skill and experi ence, and some of them would unhesi tatingly sack the young fellows as soon as they reached man's estate, and would take on younger mtn In their place, Another problem was that of the rates of oay which should be given to women. Thev In tho Christian church bellcvtd In equal pay for equal work, Irrespective oi sex. mppiauso.) BOYS' FLANNEL SUITS . The Mutual is selling a special lino ot Boys' Light Orey Flannel, Double Breasted Suits, priced at atl. Bites range from 4 to ll to fit boys from to 13 years, Youths' Wonted Flannel Suits (Coat and Trousers), D.B. style, nail- 1HICU VUBUI, , UIHM M,,, n.Mu. to fit boys from 11 to II years, are priced at ob'o. Boys wear uepi., nrst rinor, THK MUTUAL STORE. OD. Fllndcn-St station. (Advt.J ABOUT PEOPLE: , The Governor and Lady Huntlngfleld were received at the town hall, St, Ar. naud, on Tuesday by the mayor and councillors of the borough and the president and councillors of the shire, and had luncheon with the Centenary com mittee. The Qovornor afterwards de clared tho band contest open, and he and Lady Huntlngfleld had tea at Bishops Court. In the evening Lady Hunting- fled waa entertained by the country Women's Association. On' Wednesday morning the Oovemor and Lady Hunt ingfleld visited St. Arnaud hospital. His Excellency had luncheon with tne agri cultural society, and later declared the agricultural show open. Field-Marshal Lord Milne will attend the monthly meeting of the South Afri can Soldiers' Association at the club rooms, 183 Little Collins-street, to-night. Pleasure waa expressed In Coburg council lost night at the fact that Field Marshal Lord Mllno had paid a visit to the local returned soldiers' smoke night on Monday. A resolution setting out the council's appreciation of the honor Is to be recorded In the council's minutes. Sir John Cadmon, emeritus professor, Birmingham, and chairman of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, who will be In Melbourne during the Centenary celebrations; called on the Premier (Sir Stanley Argyle), at Parliament House yesterday afternoon. ' The Premier (Sir Stanley Argyle) and Lady Argyle wcro present at the Centenary Scottish ball of the Prahran and District Scottish Society at tho Prahran city hall last night. The funeral ot tho late Mr. Herbert Thomas Norwood, station master of Carnegie, who was brutally shot by an armed robber whose, marauding purpose he had frustrated, took place yesterday. itcv. cnaries w. Meredith, of Murrum-beena, conducted the service at the resi dence of tho deceased and also at the Pawkner Cemetery. About one hundred! and eighty railway men In uniform marched in front of the hearse from Sydney-road, Coburg, to tho cemetery, In charge of Mr. H. N. Harris, tho station master at Sondrlngham. Numerous wreaths were sent by friends. The pall bearers wcro Iho Assistant Minister of Railways IMr. Cohen), the Acting Chief! Commissioner (Mr. Harris), tho General1 superintendent of Transportation (Mr. Renfrcy), Messrs. D. Martin (8.M.). P. Wills (8.M.), W. Abraham (S.M.), J, Mcuartny (S.M.). and L. Dawson (S.M.), Coffin bearers wore Messrs. H. Jones, F. Jones, G. Dwyer, D. Anderson, F. Brook and C. Edwards, all station masters, Among those present were Mr. P. Ran dies, representing the Railways Union tVlc.) and Mr. D. Ncnne (representing West Australian Union). The funeral arrangements wcro In the hands of Messrs. Drayton and Garson, Malvern, The Roman Cathollo Archbishop of! Wellington, N.Z., Dr. Redwood, has re turned to New Zealand, after spending! fi'ur months in Queensland. Aged 95 years, Archbishop Redwood will visit Melbourne for tho Euchartstlc Congress in ucccmrjcr. , The mayor of Kcw (Cr. J. L. Carnc&le) took his seat a3 honorary justice on tho Kew bench yesterday for tho first time since his election. Ho was welcomed by Cr. McConchie. J.P. (chairman), on be half of tho honorary Justices; Mr. Rylah. tor the legal profession, and by .the cicrx of courts and senior police officer. At the Box Hill Cemetery yesterday ine mncrai took place of the late Mr. Ltcorgo Redman, of "Walthora,". .42 Wattle Valley-rood, Canterbury, whose aoatn occurred on Monday at his home. Before his retirement Mr. Redman conducted a bakery business in Canterbury lor many years. He was a member of the Combcrwell bench, and for over 40 years a church warden of St, Paul's Anglican Church. Canterbury, where he took a great Interest in the welfare of the parish. Mr. Redman Is survived by u widow and one daughter;. At St. Paul's tne nrei part or the ourlnl service was conducted bv the vicar. Rev. H H Hammond, assisted by Rev. J. H. Dew- rursi, or at. Jonns Church, East Malvern, who also ofliclalcd at the cotnetcrv. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. ie Pine and Son. ' Mr.- j. m. Barker, who has been a Government representative on Ballarnt Water Commission tor 23 years, has luKi-u over uie cuii ics 01 cnairman, nav-Inir been appointed to that position In succession to Mr. F. W. Brawn, who hosi retired. Mr. Barker takes a keen Inter est in aiiorcstatlon. and will continue me policy oi Diamine: mzner urnrie enm. fees on iho water reserves. Ho also auto matically Becomes chairman of tho sewerage authority. A memorial tablet to the late Cr. A.I H. Oldls. a Tenner muvor of Northcoto.l was unveiled at tho locnl town hall by Mr. J. G. Membrcy, cx-M.L.A. The memorial was provided by tho widow and uaugnior oi me late ur. Dials. The death has occurred at Port Fairy from pneumonia of Mr. T. H. Storey, 04 years. Deceased was for many years a cuuncuiur oi uie Dorougn or r-on. rairy, and had been mayor on three occasions. South Melbourne council Inst night granted two months' leavo of absenco to Cr. R. McKcnzIc, who will leave on Saturday by steamer Orungal on a trip to Queensland, accompanied by Mrs. Mc-Kcnslc. who Is now convalescent after a long luncss. . WILLS AND ESTATES. : Wtlllftm Barber, lute "Falriioimn flkent. rtreet, Newtown, Ofelong, who died 12th July taut. It ft by will datnd 1st September, 1033 perty valued' 867 to hli children and grandchildren. Annlo Mntllffon, late Royal -crescent, Cam- hMill. urMniv urtin rllail UvA gRliil. l..i ft by Will dated 3nl March 1027 .l slate valued 1730 and personal property valued USA to her daughter, subject to gift to other retatlven, friends, and 2.1 each t' thS ftwlitn Mianlon Fund and Australian Inland Mission 1-und. of the Preabytcrlar 'Annlft Rflltll. tat natlnnrialla mho llMha. ter, widow, who dim) tjtli August last, left hy. WI" 2vh October, 1B.5. real ratata valued 3fV20 and perimna property valued m hoi out i miu unut(ni,er, - - n..ii. "' vjiunon. mte Lnvuninn, near; laniitr, who awn znn AIIKUSt last, braueathrt hv u-m Hatnit )iii i.n m-m "j vMUl,8 ?aluA-27 nd Ptnon'al pro-1 ADnl-ABlInn la K.ln. wnmA k ., vi.ii Kf. "L 9"mlVV' l"l r-rancl, Jim Corder ?,h.r,ro.l,;.t;. o,. fh. snL" curum, A brrt.ilr.ft Eat Melbnurnc,. who died In SSflSS'-WB '""!" Jalue'1 at 6117, con-i"lln of realty valurd at f33i anil pir-""""'fr.vsl'ied at X isoa. aublect to Inaelti i. -..v. ri."h.tH '!;,uj?:ys""" .!. STATE COUNTRY PARTY. THE SPLIT ON MORTGAGE INTEREST. Its Action Defended. Referring to criticism of the' Country parly because of the split In Its vote In the Legislative Assembly last week on mortgage Interest reduction, the secretary oi tne parliamentary section (Mr. Mac fell. M.L.A.) yesterday , defended . the actions ot the party. Mr. Mackrell, who has Just recovered from a long an.1 severe Illness, was not In the House last week. He deolarcd that the rjartv would go to the polls next year with the greatest connoence, more particularly alter analysing the voting at the Federal elections at which the U.A.P. had lost ground while the Country party had, R radically maintained Its position. This1 e contended proved conclusively that the people were determined to retain the balancing (actor In the House the Country party. Whllo everyone would like to have a further reduction in Interest on mortgages, tho subject was really not a burning In the country. In practically all Instances where there were Olinouaies me two inriii-n qui. KtPEinrr, and In many cases where mortgagors were genuinely not able to pay, they had received Interest concessions. He knew nl eaana where then) had been a subatan. tlal reduction. The Savings Bank had re duced Interest to i . por cent, on oroen orrra and In deserving oases It would be extremely dimonlt for the mortgagee to maintain his rate aoovc mat nguro. iw tendency was for money to be cheaper where reasonable security could oe, shown. 1 THE ROYAL VISIT. DUKE ARRIVES TO-DAY. PERTH PREPARES FIRST . DAY IN AUSTRALIA WILL BE BUSY ONE. (FUOM OUR SPECIAL BEPRSKNTATlVa.) PERTH, Wednesday. Olven furfllment of to-day's forecast of fine, pleasant wea ther, the entry of the Duke of Glouces ter Into Perth to-morrow morning will be a triumphal progress. Those who have been responsible for the arrangements, State as well as. Federal, nave done everything within their power, and lb appears on, the eve of the Duke's arrival that the elements, beyond their control, are about to grant . their collab oration. Perth has never been so full of visitors, and despite the early hour at which the Sussex will berth at Fremantle there promises to be an unprecedented throng at the wharf. At the seaport the Duke will be welcomed from sea. air and earth from the sea by the men of the cruisers, Canberra and Albatross; and sightseers and pleasure vessels, which will leave with' crowded decks at dawn from the air by a flight of planes, which will encircle the vessel; and from' the wharf by the more formal and orthodox ceremonials. It Is expected that the Sussex will be sighted about thirty mllese out to sea by the naval plant, which will leave Fremantle at dawn, and that the cruiser will enter tho Mole at the harbor at 8 .in. As she swings to enter the fairway there will be a salute of 31 guns from a battery on Signal Hill, near the Fre-mantel signal station, the prelude to the naval welcome as the Sussex enters the harbor and comes abreast ot HJ&AJ9. Canberra. The flagship of the Australian squadron will be d ressed, and at a signal will be manned further down the harbor. The crew of the H.HTA.S. .Aus tralia will also man ship. The band on H.M.A.S. Canberra will play the National Antheh as KM. 8. - Sussex passes the Australian flagship, and the complement will give three cheers for the Duke while the Sussex Is swinging . In the basin. similar salutations will be given from the Australia. The Sussex will berth at Victoria Quay. As she comes alongside the Duke will be on the bridge,: and he will be saluted by a special guard drawn from the Royal Australian Naval Reserve. The guard will retire as soon as the Duke leaves the bridge. Once the Sussex has been berthed tho official and ceremonial calls will be paid. The Bret call will be 'made by the officer of the guard from H.MJV.a Canberra at 8.4S a.m. The district naval officer (Commander R. Griffiths Bowen, K.A.N.), representing the Oovemor- uenerai (Sir Isaac Isaacs), will go aboard. He-will be followed k quarter of an hour later bv the Lieutenant. Governor (Sir James Mitchell). At 8.40 a.m. the Minister of Defence (Sir Oeorge rearce;, representing tne uommonweaitn Government; the Federal Minister . In cnarge or uie -Royal visit Mr. o. W. O, Marr) ana uie state director or the Royal tour (Mr. L. E. Shaocott) will eo uuuara. At v.ou a.m. near-Aamirei w. R. T. Ford, commanding the Australian squadron, will make his call. On land ing at 10 a.m. the Duke will be greeted by the Llcutenant-Oovernor. the Chief Justice of West Australia (Sir John Nortnmore), tne Deputy Premier (Mr. A. McCallum) and Sir George Pearce. Then will follow an Inspection of the guard and presentation of other officials and dignitaries of the Fremantle local- Koverning oodles, and the readme- of an address by the mayor of the torn. A toucn or- color will oe introduced by the presentation of an address of welcome from the mavor and citizens of Collie, which will have been carried from mere oy a relay of runners. - to oover the Intervening 140 miles . the . athletes started at 10.15 to-night, the first stage being taken by a schoolboy The final miles will be run by a, Appleton, a prominent state runner, who will present tne scrou co-ine uuite. ... -The Roval progress will take almost an hour to cover the thirteen miles between Fremantle and King's Park, Perth, where en tne magnincent site or tne tsate war memorial overlooking Perth and the reaches of the River Swan, the Duke will be welcomed to' the capital. ; It Is eminently fitting that the Duke, the sol' tiler member of the Royal family, should as nis nrst public function in Australia pay a tribute to fallen soldiers.! His first act on arrival at the park to place a wreath on the memorial. : The ceremony , there will take half an hour. end the following thirty minutes wtll be Mven to a continuation of the progress through the ipore Important streets of rerr-n.- a warm welcome is assurea tne Roval vis tor. nl the afternoon the Duke will spend a considerable time at the Royal show at Claremont, and at night there -will be the Legacy Club ball at Government House. Arrangement have been com pleted for tne visit or the Duke to the private party at the Yanehep pleasure resort on Friday night. He will be re ceived in the largest chamber of one of the limestone caves, for which the resort is celebrated. Man's Ingenuity, collabo rating with nature's handiwork, has enabled the chamber to be -converted Into a magnificent carabet, with a spacious dancing floor. Judicious electric lighting cnects wit lennance tne novelty ana beauty of the setting, which la likely to be as beautiful and novel as anything the Duke will see In Australia. The Duke will spend the night at the lodge of the park, and arrangements have been made for him to ride over some of the G000 acres of the property the following morning. There Is a good road to Yan ehep, winding through pleasant Jarrah and . banksla coastal country, and to guard against untoward Incident, two ponce omcers witn Dusniana experience, will attend the Royal car. OFF AUSTRALIAN COAST. HJH.S. Sussex Approaches. THE DUKE PARTICULARLY I - ; WELL. Anxious to. Sc- Australia's Development Prom tn. apMlal Rpruntailva of th Australian PrtH Aweelalloo.1 H.MA SUSSEX. Ird October. The Duke of Gloucester Is eagerly looking' forward to the start of his Aus tralian tour, i . .. In a brief Interview this afternoon, the Duke said he felt particularly well, and was greatly anticipating a - first-hand realisation of -Australia's wonderful .development over a period of 100 years. He paid a tribute to the smartness and efficiency of the crew of the Sussex. The Sussex has been steaming all day under a grey sky, a beam sea rolling the ship, although everyone is accus tomed to this nowv ai the enilaer.hes rolled and pitched most of the way from Colombo. All Is . bustle aboard, the crew making the ship spick and span, and packing the baggage preparatory to the landing of the Royal party. The Duke of Gloucester will land in the fuU uniform of a major of Hus sars. .. ; , Yesterday marked the grand finale to You'll understand why thousands choose - . - QltH VALLKI TEA - When voti try the rich Oreen' Grade, wm wupoa.-iAavuj . WARM WELCOME. a month' exciting sporting contests. It took the form of a parade of gladiators headed by the marines as winners of the Duke's Sussex Shield for tho best ag gregate. His Royal Highness himself marched as a member of the winning1 tennis team, so the saluting base was! occupied by an Australian civilian and member of the ship's company offi ciated as Mayor of Whalebone, attended by a "snotty" as aide-de-camp . In hotch-potch uniform, suggestive of some thing picked up In Cairo. Everyone entered into the fun of the thing. Most of the teams were burlesquely costumed. Bach devised a fantastic salute, the band heralding each ' with an . appropriate music-hall tune. Finally all gathered on the quarter deck, . where the Duke presented the shield. . , DUKE'S COUNTRY TOUR, MINISTERS IN PARTY. The Premier wl'l accompany the Duke of Gloucester comparatively little on his country tours of Victoria, but the Minis ter of Transport (Mr. Hughes) will re main with the' party as the representa tive of the Government. In each part of tne state visited the Minister repre senting that part, as well as the local members of Parliament, will Join the party as! State representatives, and to explain the features and activities ot the countryside with which they are lamiuar to tne Royal visitor. The Premier exDlalnrd vtterriAv thnt he would take' part in the functions at Ballarat on Thursday, 1st November,! and Join . the Royal train that night to go to Colac. Next day he would accompany the Duke through the Otway .uresi, oy car ana. over me ureat ocean- roaa to ueeiong. wnere ne would re main for the night. He would return to Meicourne in tne Royal train on the Saturday, and would go to Kenley with the Duke.' - Whether the Premier will accompany the Duke on his tour of Gippsland depends on whether Uie meeting of the Loan Council Is to be held at Canberra immediately after the Royal visit. The! premier .will leave Melbourne on Sun day, am October for Canberra, via Cann River. He will reach the Federal capital on the following Tuesday,1 and take part In the festivities. If the Loan Council meeting Is not held at the end or tnat week ne.wtii return to Melbourne with the Royal party. Australian Notabilities. -Governors : and Premiers. ' To Assemble in Melbourne. During Melbourne Cup week the Governors and Premiers ot several States I will assemble in' Melbourne as official' guests for the Centenary celebrations. The Governor-General, Sir Isaac Isaacs, it was officially stated yesterday, will be In Melbourne only on the day of the, arrival of the Duke of Gloucester. The Governor-General of New Zealand. Lord Biedisloe will reach Melbourne' next week,. The Premier said yesterday that the visit would not extend oven tne uentenary celebrations, but Lord Biedisloe, wno would' shortly leave New Zealand, desired to visit Victoria and to see thi- arrangements that had been made for the Centenary. As' the 'guests of the Governor and the Government the Governors of all the other States have been invited to Melbourne for Cud week. The Premier leatd yesterday that It , waa doubtful whether the Governor of Tasmania and the Lieutenant-Governor of West Australia would be able to attend, but the Governors of New South Wales, Queensland arid South Australia would do so. The Prime Minister and the Premiers of the States and their wives had been invited as the guests ot the Government, and he understood that the only doubtful one was the Premier of West Australia because of Ill-health, although ns was imormca mat Mrs. ana oi Collier, would come to Melbourne. Naval, Military and Air Force ' Displays. PLANS' FOR TATTOOS AND GYMKHANA. Amongst the. most colorful and Inter esting features to be held during the Centenary celebrations will be those provided by the navy, army and air force at the show grounds. These are the search light tattoo on 7th and 12th November and the military gymkhana on 10th November, In which 2000. troops will take part. After many months of organising and rehearsals these entertainments will be presented on a scale never before attempted in Australia. Units from all oarta at the suits, will tii n.n mh mmny novel ana aarmg items havo been F""""1 uulu "V"1"" included In the programme. An lnnova- "ls occasion. The statues of King El-tion will be the spot lighting of the arena' ward and queen Victoria would be deco-with- powerful searchlights, gji g the rated, and the remainder of the money practice at Aldershot, In England, andould expended In tasteful decora-; Improved technique In presentation Is tlons In flags and greenery. assurea as a result- of the experience gained during the successful Defence week in February. Major-Oeneral T. A. Blarney Is chairman or the Service On tenary Council, and Colonel F. J. Alder-son Is general secretary, and an enthu. elastic band of representatives from the services Is working keenly to ensure the success of the undertaking. As an example of the thoroughness of the preliminary arrangements, everv Item has been timed, and complete working Instructions, with plans for each event, have been compiled In a book containing '63 pages. - The tattoo opens with a fanfare by the massed trumpeters ot the artillery, a feu-de-Jole fired by the 4th Infantry Brigade, and a composite battery from the 3rd and 4th divisional artilleries, on the completion of which massed bands wui piay martial am. The second item will be an encounter Between an armored car and a mecha nised battery. A squadron of Light Horse will then manoeuvre at the trot, louowea ay m navai neia gun aispiay. Pageantry will be provided bv a aeries of cameos In the correct dress of the period, entitled Pages from the Past This will show,- In eight episodes, the changes of dress, equipment and training of the Victorian volunteer and mill. tla Infantry from 1863 until tho present time. Motor-cycie aespatcn riders will then provide ten minutes of thrills and trick riding, Including Jumping. Darkness the sound of raiding aircraft will be heard, searchlights snap on ana ugm tne sales; auoaenty aown the beams dive the raiders at over 900 miles per hour, dropping bombs on the searcniignta ana encamrmenti mean while the anti-aircraft weapons on th ground will endeavor to shoot . them down. Item Number I will show Light Horse men In action mounted and dismounted, jumping In sections of four and charging in line at the gallop. Fire and movement will next be provided by a six-gun neia nattery, consisting or twelve six-horse' teams: at manoeuvre and In action. and. as Ktnllnt says, "there aln t no 'bus eonauotor , wnen . a nailery s onangin around." Dawn is breaking, and troops will be seen attacking a ae.enuea post. The grand nnaie win consist oi torch rMSERVR EOOS WITH KE-PEG, Just rub It on. K5-PEO preserves eggs . lu. tk.M 1 A - rinan If like new laid uo to two rears. All uro- cera. lAovfc.i light evolutions, forming In aucccsulonl tho color patches of the 2nd Infantry, till Cavalry and 4th Infantry Brigades, 4in uivisionai artillery ana me oaage of the Australian Imperial Force, and when the light flash on the arena will be occupied by all units taking part, and a fine spectacle will be provided -with the massed guidons and escorts of the 2nd Cavalry Division and - colors and color parties ' of the . Infantry battalions of the 3rd and 4lh Divisions, Massed bands will play Abide With Me, followed bv the National Anthem. Over 300Q reserved seats will be pro-v'.C A In covered stands. - Unreserved sea will be available In tne spacious open stand. The prices of admission will range from ll to Duke's Message to the Governor-General. ( CANBERRA, Wednesday.-The Cover- r.or-Oeneral has received the following reply to his message of welcome to the Duke of Gloucester: "Most grateful for your message of welcome on behalf of the Government and people of Australia. Am greatly looking forward to my visits to Canberra ana an tne states. nrani." A.N.A. Greetings. On behalf of the members of the Aus tralian Natives' Association, the following radio message of greeting was yesterday forwarded to the Duke: "Australian Natives' Association greets you on behalf Of the Australian born, and heartily welcomes you to the land of the Southern tyross. ' Tne cnier president. Mr. h. v. urew, M.L.A., to-day received the following message of thanks In response to the A.N.A. greetings: "His Royal Highness requests that you will express his thanks to your members for their cordial greet ings." - Message from Ex-Service Men and Women. The appended message has been for-! warded by the Federal president of this league,- Sir Gilbert Dyett, to the Duke of Gloucester, through the Governor-General: ' Desire, on behalf of the ex-iervlee men anil women of Aiutralla to extend to your Royal Hluhnesi hearty welcome enil exorees bono hfc lave teurS'E5!!'"5ehba!f fflN" Wl" ' Ballon and Soldiera' League, which la con- KSSSf f.rr!Sint.Kr.reicB.erSi3000 planes, the Soviet 3000 and China and women In the Commonwealth, to Invite gen total of 6500 "enemy planes. It your Royal HIKhnese to accept appointment as , "v ,u notron of the league. Their Roynl Hlgnoesses1 Is estimated that 3000 of these planes the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York1 , ii-,-,- nnln,l an polrona thereof. Postal Arrangements. Postal arrangements for the day of the Duke's arrival, 18th October, which wero officially announced yesterday, provides that the G.P.O., the Elizabeth-street postal hall, and most suburban post offices will be open until 10 a-m. Only one despatch of mails will be made to country centres, arid only the first letter delivery will be effected. Street let ter receivers will be cleared at night only. CENTENARY VISITORS. Heavy Bookings on Wanganella. With the approach of the Centenary celebrations, shipping companies, both; overseas and Inter-State, report Increased passenger bookings, for Melbourne, Hud-dart Parker Ltd., who are running a special Centenary trip from Auckland by the motor ship Wanganella, report that the vessel, which will arrive in Melbourne on 17th Inst.', has. been completely booked over 400 passengers voyaging to! Australian ports. The Wanganella, which Is due In Melbourne to-dav on the last of her regular voyages before the special Centenary trip, is bringing an exceedingly large number if passengers to -Melbourne fortius period of the year. Over 260 passengers will be dis embarked wnen tne vessel berths at No. 11 Victoria Dock at 7 a.m.-to-dav. The vessel is listed for despatch for Auckland at 4 P.m. to-dav. and before sailing wilt load-over 8000 cases of South Australian oraencs- for New Zealand ports. Arrangements at Geelong, OEELONO, Wednesday. Although the Centenary celebrations at Geelong will be confined to one day, there is every Indication that the day will be a memo rable one. During the morning the Duke of Gloucester will visit the city, and the programme mapped out, provides that his Royal Highness will be afforded every; opportunity of seeing as much of the district and its Industries as Is possible in the limited time at his disposal. In the afternoon there is to be a monster c.tlzcns demonstration on Kardlnla! rara ovai. to oc proccoen dy a oroces- :lon of tableau and decorated cars. At ih. nvoi rtnn.iri,iinn t.h Ktoi. h,t ehtirtrfn win nmvirtn v.ri riuni.v. At night the Grenadier Guards' Band i win give a recital. The centenary com- nuttee has appointed its acting Chair- j, m vvn.,i i -.,: ,i,i. Tv,. tcting mayor (Alderman S. Jacobs) and the town clerk, to remove certain minor oimcultles in regard to the celebration. . 3YU1NC.I O U&CUKAIIUINaihalt class to the senior civil servant. Will Be on Moderate Scale. SYDNEY, ' Wednesday. Referring - to the elaborate street decorations for the' Centenary celebrations in Melbourne, Mr. Hay, New South Wales director of the Royal visit, declared that nothing of the kind would be attempted in Syd ney. The Duke's primary object In coming to Australia was to attend the1 Melbourne Centenary, and accordingly! the Sydney decorations would be on moderate scale. About 18,000 had been provided for decorations during the visit of the Prince ot Wales, but nothing ap- Surgeons to Accompany Duke. SYDNEY, Wednesday. At the request of the Commonwealth Government, which has asked each State Oovemmentl to nominate an honorary surgeon to attend the Duke during his visit to that particular State, the New South Wales Government has appointed Dr. A. E.I Cnlvln. M.L.O.. chairman of the Hos pitals Commission, to accompany the Duke throughout his tour of New South Wales. Squabble at Newcastle, SYDNEY, Wednesday. A squabble has arisen at Newcastle on the subject of welcoming the Duko-of Gloucester. The aerodrome, where he will land from on aeroplane, touches on three suburban municipalities, and each Is declaring It should have the honor ot welcoming him first. The cltv council's area does not approach tho aerodrome, therefore the council is keeping wen away I rom me trouble, and Intends welcoming the Duke at the town hall. AUSTRALIAN AUTHORS' MONTH. To Be Celebrated in November. Speaking at a reunion of the Lindsay Gordon Lovers' Society at the National1 Caf-j last night Dr. J. Booth, president of the Australian Literature Society, announced particulars of .the Australian Authors' Book Month, the celebration of which, he said; would probably be fixed for next month. The last exhibition of Australians', works .at Australia House In London Was a great, success, and It was thought the tunotlon hare would be even more suooessitu. ho expecica mat several hundreds of authors would toe represented, and there would be a' representative collect ion ot books on show. He had asked the authors to donate the books at the close of the month lo the Australian Literature 8o- olety, and so far only one had refused to ao so, m range as it mignt seem some ot the writers declared that thev had no copies if their works. VEILED TALK OF WAR; FIRST-CLASS SENSATION IN JAPAN WAR MINISTRY Estimates Strength AMERICA, SOVIET AND CHINA SPECIFIED. . . TOKIO, 2nd October. A first-class sensation has been caused by the action of the Japanese War Min istry In officially Issuing a lengtny pamphlet, entitled The Real Meaning ol National Defence and Its Strengthening. One hundred and sixty thousand copies ot the pamphlet have been broadcast In the army, and among prominent or ganisations and Individuals throughout the nation, Tho pamphlet says, Inter alia: "The conflict Is between Father Creation and Mother civilisation, and national defence Is a fundamental function of the nation's development." Bearing In mind the possible failure ot the Naval Conference, which is flatly ot variance with tho declared optimism of Admiral Okada and Mr. Hlrota, It predicts that Britain and America will blame Japan for it, and the Chinese militarists, taking advantage of the en suing situation, will try to recover Man-! churia, thus precipitating a grave crisis similar to that of a tew years ago (obviously the situation resulting In the occupation of Manchuria, on which the iwuiub im uiuiicui.j v..ure japan, wnicil lias omy ivuu, nam uius. augment them. As a result of tne occupa tion of Manchukuo the responsibilities ol the defensive forces have been trebled, and therefore these must be strength ened. At the present time America Is strengthening her forces, Intending them for use In the Far East, and the Soviet has greatly strengthened her forces. The pamphlet refers to the world-wide anti-Japanese trade restrictions, and asks, "Who is sure Japan will not be come a second Germany ? Japan Is legally entitled to the mandated Islands which she will hold by force, If neces sary. The farming -masses are groaning and are In dire straits, while it is intolerable that certain classes (obviously capi talists) are taking the lion's share of the! economic profits. Therefore relief for the farmers and fishermen Is the most! pressing need In advocating a Stale social policy." The Prime Minister and other Cabinet Ministers, Industrialists and political leaders are reported to be astounded at the pamphlet, especially in view of the special session of the Diet, to be held in November to deal with the distress of the rural population, also the victims of tht typhoon. "NO SURPRISE TO US.' Foreign Spokesman's Pro nouncement. The Japanese Foreign Office spokes man said: '"The War Office's pronouncement is no surprise to us. We do not COLLEGE OF SURGEONS MELBOURNE BUILDING. Sir Holburt Waring to Open It , , . LONDON, 2nd October. The president of the Royal College of Surgeons (England), Sir Holburt Waring, is going to Australia to open the Roval. Australasian College Of Surgeons h,,iMiM in M.thmmv Mr rinrrinn Tav. , r wnaniijii nnrl Profes- '" of Middlesex Hospital, ana rroies- sor O. A. Buckmaster. of Bristol Uni- versity, will go to Australia to conduct the preliminary examinations. speaking at a fareweU luncheon to the distinguished surgeons, Mr. Bruce said the three categories of the world's hard- est workers were a Cabinet Minister douWe ration a successful barrister and la successful surgeon. Ho would give a Australia's recognition of the Royal Col lege of Surgeons was not merely Indicated by admiration for Its technique, but recognition ot Its standards, Ideals and tradition. y , - Three Distinguished Surgeons. Sir Holburt Waring has been presi dent of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) since 1632. He has written several notable technical publications, in cluding "Surgical Diseases of The Liver and Bladder: Manual of Operative Sur gery and Surgical Treatment of Malign ant Diseases." He is coming to Austra lia at the Invitation of the Royal Aus tralasian College of Surgeons, to open on 4th March next the new college building now being erected on the site of the old Model School in Spring-street, Melbourne. He will deliver a series ot lectures to Fellows of the college. Professor Buckmaster and Mr. Gor don Taylor are due in Melbourne next month to conduct primary examinations for the Royal college ot Surgeons (tag- land). The professor was here three years ago on a similar mission. He is Emeritus Professor of Physiology of the Bristol University. Ho was a member ot the Leprosy. Investigation Cornnua slon which visited India In 1890. Mr. Gordon Taylor, who will make the Journey to Australia by air. Is surgeon to the ' Middlesex Hospital, lecturer on surgery at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School and examiner in surgery at the Universities of London. Belfast and Leeds. GANDHI'S IDEALS. Too Much for His Followers. CALCUTTA, 3rd October, Congress circles In Bombay are certain that Mr. Gandhi wUI relinquish his party leadership at the forthcoming conference, ns he Is understood to bo convinced the vast majority ot his followers are opposed to his Ideals. The principal ob jections are against Mr. Gandhi's insist ence that candidates on the Congress tic ket at the forthcoming elections to the Central Legislature must wear clothing made entirely by Indian labor from In dian cotton, won or silk. Also, they must daily spin a quantity of cotton on the ancient spinning wheels. Meanwhile the differences In Congress ranks have been further accentuated by the threatened resignation ot member of the 8ocltllst wing over the refusal ot the Congress committee to allow a Socialist conference In portion of the structure specially erected for the Congress confer- ence. BRADMAN'S CONDITION. '. "Quite Satisfactory." LONDON, 3rd October. Don Bradman passed a good night. His condition Is quite satisfactory. ISSUES PAMPHLET. of "Enemy Planes." regard it as active preparation for war The army Is thinking of the nation' welfare. Its purpose In strengthening defence Is to preserve peace." TALK IN U.S.A. am rvr .TCDwrM r.FiMPDAl . vW at V wa. use Fifty Dirigibles Could Destroy Japan in Two Days. WASHINGTON, Snd October. ' Brigadier-General William Mitchell told the President's Aviation Commission to-day that "our most dangerous enemy Is Japan, and our aeroplanes should pa designed to attack Japan." . General Mitchell, who had earlier sala that fifty dirigibles could destroy Japart within two days It war broke out -wltn the United States, said the United Statea should develop planes with a cruising range of from 6000 to 8000 miles. Russia possessed planes with a radius of 3600 miles, which could be used either against Japan or Western Europe, ,-.' PLEA FOR PEACE. ? WHAT LABOR WOULD DO, Organised Action Needed. LONDON, 2nd October. ' "What Is more hideous," declared Mr. Henderson at a Labor demonstration ac Southport, "t.ian seeing In a public park a gun Inscribed on one slde'tnat It waa) captured from the Germans, and Inscribed on the other side that the makers were a private firm with British connections. These firms employ our own workmen to make gmis for sale to a future enemy to kill our sons, brothers, and fathers. It Is so revolting that we must end it." Mr. Henderson cited the executive's statement tnat a special trades union congress would be held in the event of a threat of war. and . It would ''decide how to deal with the situation. Too executive was of opinion tliat the trades union movement alone could not be expected to bear the responsibility of stop-pint war. Tne wnole Labor movement must raae me lead, it was necessary that organised action should be based on duties of citizenship. "We have not abandoned the Idea of a general strike," he added. "Our war resistance policy Is consistent with our foreign policy." The Joint report was adopted by 1.933,000 votes to 269.000. By 2,146.000 votes to 206.000 an amend ment to the executive's manifesto moved cn bchalt of the Socialist League, which la the Left Wing of the 'party, by Sir Stafford Crlpps, was rejected, IN LITTLE AMERICA, Danger of Dropping Into Crevasses. . LITTLE AMERICA, 2nd October. ' The tractor party to Ford Range has travelled 130 miles. The visibility con-tlnues to be poor, with tho winds forming dangerous drifts. The temperature Is still low and progress Is slow ' and dangerous, as there Is constant danger of dropping Into deep crevasses thinly covered oy Ice and snow. INSULL GROUP ON TRIAL Extensive Frauds Alleged. V CHICAGO, 2nd October. Samuel Insull and sixteen colleainiML including his brother Martin, went cn itrial In the Federal court to-day on charges In connection with the collapse of tho vast utility holdings In 1933.- Tha group Is specifically charged with using tho Federal malls to defraud investors of 143,000.000 do!., that being the ilssuo of stock sold after Insull alfegedl knew the company was Insolvent. , " irr'Ur rxr tup sv -T 1 I1C AIllUUbAS "There Is a Lot I Could Say.' London, 3rd October. ; "There Is a lot I could say: enBU,h to fill a book, but It would only aggravate the situation. Perhaps you will hear more when Mr. Sopwlth returns," salii Mr. Nicholson when be arrived from America after having participated In the race for the America's Cup. He added that, apart from the disappointment, they had a delightful recollection of the ham! tallty and good will of all classes of Americans, which was well worth wui. nlng. GENERAL CABLES. New Spanish Cabinet. ' M. Lerroux is forming a hhm.i. Catholic Government in Spain. Much aiuueiy nas tnus been allayed. Lifeboat Drills. - Senior naval officers will bo aulnuvi b all American merchant vessels to Insure proper fire and lifeboat drills. ; r:J,-. Battered by Storm. ! The British cargo vessels Alnrlnrtm Mlllpool, battered by a mid-Atlantic Istorm, asked assistance from New York on Tuesday. Both reported that their hBtchcs had been broken. The Cunarder auiania reported that she was going to the rescue of the Mlllpool. ' Goesls Poisoned. Twonty-ono persons died, of food nm. sonlng after a feast in the village of Chiliad!, In the Blhalr province. Sweats meats were served to the guests at a, Hindu religious festival, after whlchv thirty became 111. Cholera was suspected but later Uie Illness waa diagnosed as poisoning. . . , . THE PRICE OF GOLD. LONDON, Ird October. : , The price of gold Is Quoted this monw ing at 1 32U, the same price aa yeawt terday. .,..-i EXCHANGE RATES ON LONDON. - LONDON, 3rd October, Exchange rates on London to-day asa as follow- New .York, 4.63H doL to the pound; Paris, 74 v t. to the pound. - Yesterday's rates were: New York.! 4.914. dol. to the pound; Pans, 74 a.l-; f. to the pound. . "

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