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A concise description of the "helter farming" train, which will leave Mel- bourne for ii tour of the Gippsland dis- trict on Monday, is contained in a book- let published by the Railways Commis- sioners. They refer to the train, not ns an exhibition, but as a special fanners' information bureau. Tbe. description is justified iu that thc train will carry experts on every branch of agriculture and dairying. Among them will be the superintendent of Agriculture (Dr. A. K. V. Kicliardson). There will also bc.lecturers on domestic science and baby

health matters.

Thc train will bc ("70ft. long and will consist of 13 cam and trucks, lt will bc equipped with electric light and with living accommodation tor tho various staffs. A large fodder truck will also bc attached. Three of the tnicks will bc for cattle, containing exhibits demon- strating thc points to bc achieved iu thc production ol' good dairy lypej. All phases of dairying will be comprehensively demonstrated, A number of purebred specimens of pigs will bc carried in an- other truck, nnd many hints of successful pig-raising will bc provided. Another truck will-contain a lecture platform. Cars will bo provided containing food samples, con- centrates, tables showing comparative fund values, and exhibits demonstration thc production of tobacc and potatoes and the proper methods of pasturing. One truck has been attached lo the train fitted with n large number of boxes, each lft. square, containing actual sods of growing grasses. The effect of modern pasturing methods is strikingly shown by ibo com- parison between the top-dressed anti un- treated specimens from various parts of

the State.

An interesting addition for thc benefit of thc wives of country settlers is a car completely fitted for thc purpose fo de- monstrating all aspects of practical home management, domestic hygiene, and child welfare. The following timetable is an-


HuniTp, Oft. IX 0.211 a.m.; \,.rrim Smith, Oct. ll. '.1.,'W jt.m.; Wuirairiil, Ucl. ll, 7. ir. p.m.: Yarragon, Ort. 15. H.BO a.m.: MIiIkso North. Oft. Hi, 10..1.1 a.m.; .U.irwell. Oct. III. 7 f.m.j Maffra, Ot-I. 17. SM.", u.m.; llainualalf. Del. LS, '.); Kilmany. Oct. 20, 11.30 a.m.: Traralgon. Ucl. 20. S p.m.: Moo, Oct. 22, 0; llrotiln, Hst. 2:i. '...50 a.m.; return In Klliula-r.i' tlrs-t-t, Oct. 2a, S '..Ul. ¦ _