The following selections have been made from January 5 to 11:— At £1 per Acre. — 10 per cent, deposit. Brouehton. Hundred Redhill— Sec. 73. Frank
Jamisen, Nairne, farmer, 73 acres, Troubridge, Hundred Melville— Sec. 213, Frederick Pohlner, Pentonvale, farmer, 279 acres; Sec. 197, Johann Friedrick, Gilles Plains, labourer, 273 acres; Sec. 230, George Kossatz, Hope Valley, labourer, 315 acres. Lawson, Hundred Glen Roy— Sees. 53, 219, William Brown, Sunnyside, Coleraine, mason, 496acies. Lake Wangary, Hundred Wangary— Sec. 120, William Wealshire, Lake Wangary, farmer, 118 acres. : « Coolinong, Hundred Coolinohg — Sec. 8,* George Copping, Mitcham, farmer, 136 acres. £1 5s. per Acre. Bpoyoolee, Hundred Booyoolee — Sec. 3, Francis Isaac Dack, Clare, farmer, 241 acres; Sees. 5,201,202, 203, Bernard Smyth, Ford's Station, farmer, 625 acres; Sec. 11, William Dack, Clare, farmer, 199 acres; Sec. 15, Henry Kerry Walker, Clare, farmer, 276 acres; Secs. 46s, 115, John Richard Francis, WiUiamstown, fanner, 319 acres; Sees. 68, 72, John Harris, Kapunda, storekeeper, 567 acres; Sees. 98, 99, lOz, James Tonkin, Woedside, farmer, 492 acres; Sec. 230, Edward Honey, Norwood, blacksmith, 203 acres; Sees. 217, 222, Jebtt Morris, 358 acres. Telegraphic Errors.— Mr. Scudamore, in his report on the British Postal Telegraph Sendee, says:— 'There is a class of errors which are due not so much to the clerk as to the instrument he uses. In signalling, letters are represented by groups of dots and dashes, and if the instrument fails to convey a dot or a dash, as it sometimes will, it may materially alter the message. A gentleman telegraphed from London to his brother in the country to send a back to meet him at the station. The aignal for ' h' is four dots, and the instrument sent only three dots, which forms the signal for 's.' When the gentleman arrived at the station he found a sack waiting for him. In this case, however, if he had asked for a horse instead of a hack, the blunder would have been corrected, as the receiving clerk would have been able to make nothing of the word 'soree.' Again, a firm in .London telegraphed, 'Send rails ten foot lengths.' The signals for ' t' and ' e' are a dash and a dot, but the instrument sent two dots, which form the signal for *i;' so that the message was delivered thus, 'send rails in foot lengths.' In this case, if the senders had been less chary of their words and had written, 'Send rails in ten foot lengths,' which would have cost them no moie, the blunder would probably have been corrected. The public would help themselves and us very much if they more often wrote legibl-, if they used only plain words of ordinary acceptation, and if they were careful always to use the full number of words required to give a grammatical con struction to their messages. Taking all these things into account, however, I am forced to admit that we do too frequently commit mo3t annoying and irritating blunders.'