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A large numDer oi applications are being received daily by Mr. Sims, the District Clerk, from all parts of the colony for blocks, in ccn npr-tion with the Droposal to cut ud into
Bmaller blocks the University lands in the Hundreds Gumbowie and Parparoo. Some of the land is of the best in the district, and satis faction is evidenced at the proposed subdi vision of these lands. Over fiity applications have been received for farm holdings during the last few days. , Milang, July 2o. Mr. Binney lectured in the Institute Hall this evening to a fair audience. The lecturer dealt for some length on land reform. A number of questions were asked and answered. Mr. H. Daenke ocoupied the chair. We are Btill having seasonable rains. Feed is plentiful, and sto^k are in splendid condi Port Pirie, July 25. The Choral Society gave a very successful concerb in the Institute to-night. There was a Rood house. The programme consisted of boIos and choruses. An orchestra of fourteen instruments added materially to the success of the concert. Mrs. H. C. Warren acted as accompanist efficiently, and Mr. F. G. Bennett conducted. The various items were creditably rendered. The choruses were especially good, the voices being well balanced. Carrieton. July 25. A football match, Carrieton v. Eurelia, was played on Saturday, 22nd, on the local oval. The game resulted in an eaqy win for the home team, who kicked 4 goals 7 behinds to the visitors' niL For the Carrietons Bancroft, Gardner, Buchan, Bickford, and Larkey played well, while the visitors were beat repre sented by Franklin, Ryan, and Huppatz. Mr. Clark gave great satisfaction as umpire. Greenock, July 25. A service of song entitled 'The Pilgrim's Progress' was given in the Wesleyan Chapel last evening under the leadership of Mr. G. Branson. The choir, consisting of fifteen members, rendered the musical selections very creditably. The connective readings were given by the Rev. W. A. Bainge. The Reno vating Fund, towards which the proceeds were given, was considerably augmented. Pruning, which has been the order of the day for some time, is about over, and a few of the smaller gardeners have commenced clean ing their orchards and vineyards. The past fortnight has been one of the wettest times ever experienced in this district. The Greenock Creek has been kept at almost one continual flood, and farming operations of all kinds are at a standstill. Edithburgh, July 25. We are having splendid rains. Crops and vegetation are growing amazingly. A large area is under cultivation this year. Maitland, July 25. The weather is all that could be desired. Over 20 inches of rain have been registered thiB year to date. Port Germein, July 24. The visit of Professor Perkins, the Govern ment Yiticulturist, has awakened fresh in terest in vine and fruit culture, and it is hoped that our farming community will carry the cultivation of these products beyond the experimental stages that have been the rule in the past. The productiveness of the soil and the suitability of the climate tor vines and fruits were referred to by the Professor, who also pointed out that vines in the district of five or six years' growth were as forward as vines ten and twelve years old generally are in other parts of the colony. The lessons in vine-pruning were much required, as some of tbe vineyards are being practically ruined owing to ignorance in this respect. Much to our regret tha BawmillB have stopped work owing to Messrs. Jesser and Lynch having completed their contract for the 100,000 sleepers for the Blyth and Glad stone Railway. As the roads are so bad for travelling the contractors have decided to forward the balance of sleepers — about 25,000 — by water to Port Pirie, and our main street ia the scene of great activity just now with about thirty teams coming in and out daily with sleepers, which are loaded on to trucks and conveyed to the Jetty -end for transhipment into barges. The desire is expressed that the Government may want a further supply of sleepers soon, so that the sawmills can be kept m the district, there being plenty of suit able timber left yet. The weather keeps seasonable, and crops are doing well. Many of the early-sown crops are 3 and 4 ft. high, and coming out in ear. Some farmers are talking of reaping operations by the middle of October. The prospeote are most promiainp. , Pinery, July 24. Our local cricket club held their annual meeting on Saturday. The Secretary's report Bbowed that the club played eight matches during the year, winning three, losing three, and drawing two. The best batting averages were:— J. Laurie, 1G; R. Tiller, 13; D. Adams, 12; and W. Forbes, 10; and the best bowling averages were — J. Standley, 5 ; and R. Tiller, 9. Mr. W. Forboa was elected captain for the coming season, and Mr. D. Adams Secretary and Treasurer. It is in tended to hold a concert at an early date in aid of the club fundB. Riverton, July 24. The annual meeting of the Riverton In stitute took place to-night in the Institute Hall. The President (Mr. John Cooper) pre sided. The balance-sheet, which was read and adopted, showed the income for tho year to have been £134 15s., and the expenditure £120 os. Id., and the Bank overdrafe £175 15s. 6d. The outstanding subscriptions amounted to £21 6a., and the outstanding rents £18 7s.. the latter being mainly caused through the Bank suspensions. The Chairman's report stated that there were 1,140 volumes in the library, 950 having been circulated during the year among fifty-three subscribers. The Lodge and anti-rooms had been renovated, and lectures on viticulture and effective voting had been gi?en. Tbe new officers elected were :— President, Rev. M. Williams ; VicePresi dents Messrs. W. Jelbtrt and E. Seholz ; Committee, Messrs. Cam pain. Shawver, Norton, John Kelly, Dr. Allwork, and Rev. Anguin. Messrs. Hussey and Dixon were re-elected Auditors. Votes ot thanks to the retiring officers and Auditors closed tho me«t ***' Yatina, July 24. A cricket match was played at Mannanarie on July 22 between Maurianarie and Yatina Clubs. Scores : — Yatina, 42 and 39 ; Manna narie, 3S and 23 for 7 wickets. Highest scores for Yatina, J. Reidy 10, J. Kinnane 10 in each innings ; for Mannanarie, E. Victory 16, J. Burton 13. Bowling for Yatina, J. Burton took 11 wickets for 27, H. Wright 5 for 23 ; for Mannanarie, H. Campbell 12 tor 33, E. Robin Eon 5 for 21.