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ANTHRAX AT WALLABOO MIKES.

The Wallaroo "Times," in its issue of .Wednesday, writes:-"What is stated to be an undoubted case of anthrax has occurred 'it Willaroo Mines, near where, a ievr <. months ago, a beast, the property or Mr Mcinerney, died from the some disease. In ¡the present case a cow, which had been bulked an Sunday evening, died suddenly on Monday morning, and the owner, being

»doubtful as to the canse of the annual s

death, reported the case, with, the result that from investigations made it has been demonstrated that the animal died from anthrax. The mine authorities are taking BtepsJ» prevent any further'outbreak ot the disease' m the vicinity, and it is to be hoped they will prove successful. The fresh outbreak of anthrax is a matter of gwwe concern to the whole of the district.

' ' .THE WEATHER AKT» CROPS

'As predicted DT a farmer in "The Adver- tiser' some weeks ago, the long-continued rainfall of the past two months has had the effect of making the late-sown wheat "ten- der," and should hot weather come on sud- denly the consequences might be serious 'A fanner from victoria, who has recently "¡Bettled on the West Coast of South ALS

¿èraha, said on Tuesday that m the Rechts- ter district of the sister State two yeais ^ago heavy losses were incurred from a simi-

lar cause. But as far as the present season > in South Australia ia concerned, he believed Jthat a fortnight's fine, nula, sunshiny weather like that of Tuesday, with no more lain this month, -wouM bring the wheat , along splendidly, and ensure a record har

¡vest. "

, HALF A CEÏiTURY Off THE LANP.

' Mr. J. McLeay, who died "ab hw rea Hence, Hampton street, Hawthorn, on Sun tlavi at the age of 85, was,torn in the parish of Loch Broom Ross-shireyScotland, on No- vember 16, 1823.-' He emigrated to Ans ''tralia at the age of 30 m the ship "Marion, arriving at Port Adelaide towards the end of '1854. ?* Hisi-wife accompanied him, and immediately 'upon arrival the deceased was . engaged by Mr. F. Hayward for his station

property. Aroona, 30 miles out from Wil pena, Mr. McLeay remained there for * seven years,1 and afterwards went to the

Wilpena station, which at that time was managed by Mr G Marchant for the ?owner/ Dr. »W. G. Browne. He then joined Mr. F. Marchant at Arkana station, * where he remained for some years. Later

¿e Teverted to Dr. Browne's service, an<J at Buckland Park station obtained the last of ."-us station experience, under Mr. .Matheson, his toother-in-law, and the manager of the property. * From Buckland T-irk Mr. Mc t íieaff «moved* to Alma Plains, -where he

toobnp land, and commenced farming. He continued there, and in the Mount Temple ' ton distneb for some years, but met with ^ hut indifferent success. 'Eventually, in com-

pany with his five sons, he took up land linear Clinton, on Yorke Peninsula, and , there,''" where he employed artificial

manures and up-to-date methods I*of fermùig, fortune at length snuled K on^ . tile ¡haJrdjr pioneer. Pastoral

pursuits .> ;wpre judicioosly ' combined v,Tvith the ajrnctdturai industry, and Mr Mo Xeajf had the satisfaction before he retired i from active life into the'pleasures, of a

lienod.of well-earned rest, of knowing that .his labota had at length met with their due

f vemxd.* , ^ « _ - , } Y._ \\AUESDOF'PROMISE.

* The Director of Agriculture (Professor ¡Angus) returned to Adelaide from an in- spection o£ the Loxton country on Monday. > He,told a representajtivfi^f "The Adver-

tiser'1 vthat the prospects in the new coon \ try fox wheatgrowing under the dry fantU / ing system had delighted him. _le had not -Been more promising fields¡anjwhere. The «experimentahfarma promised aboormal re i^tunfe, --hue (he district as. a whole looked " in ietter, condition than «he lad ever pre

_ viûqsly seen it. Given favorable weather, f ihet harvest "wH. easdy Be a record. Eleven miles from the frontage of the river he, cawy lovely cropy from 2 io 4 ft, high. The work of dry farming was progressing i satisfactorily, and ¡.although some of aie ,' cropé onythe experimental farm were sown **. late'alLgave^a prospect of good yields. At

jVettclCs^Wefl,' J8 miles, from the river . frontageT he, saw a paddock of 32 acres of

.Federation wheat put m on the dry farming .-system, looking well, while equally pleading ,/conditions existed at the experimental plot - at ShdlVWeD, 32 miles ironr the nver.

The settlers were all pleased with the pros- pects,1 hut were full of one subject, "'the (railway, ámL where»will it go." ^ <

.. ¡EXHIBIT 30F SOUTHERN" PRODUCE. ' N" VICTOR HARBOR, September X-The

settlers of vBack Valley and'Waitpinga aie ¿"anxious to secure the co-operation of the

, residents"- of 'Victor, Harbor to get ' assist-

ance from the Government in making the "vxoad to their-, settlements. They therefore , *arrangedJ>ah.' exhibition of their results ad

, Battye's store., The show was interesting,

and?attracted much attention. Messrs. " "Russell and "Crompton Bent in the goods,

?- and the former attended'and acted as siio^v , anan.'v-.There' was a fine collection of fodder * " ¡plants,' which hjad ¡been grown on scrub *" lana, and supplied food for stock at a cnti ,-'ca! time, the* early'autumn. Rape was

shown, which 'had pastured sheep lo August ^8pJehdid"pamples of vetch, yellow clover, rib grass, cocksfoot, anil 'Yorkshire fog * tiwere exhibited! A fine sample of King's " t Eland inelliotus, which showed a growth of i ¿ver 1 ft., was grown by Mr. Russell. This

"?_ fodder is highly esteemed in Victoria for 1 1 . fattening cattle. There were also samples

of sheejrs burnett"- and of 'rye grass; which -'is admirably adapted for this climate. A

splendid sample of .thousand-head kale.was shown. , Since "¡Mr. |Russe*l experimented with this his'neighbors have copied his ex. ample, and now this fodder is grown by, manv "in laman Valley. ""Mr.* Broadbent, of Waitpinga;?.who was greatly interested jp ¡tixü ¿howl said he had grown splendid crops of kale,* A fine .sample of oats and another of lucerh 1 ft. 1 in. high completed * the'fodder plant show, Many settlers had - been of opinion that the valley was too r f cold for lucerne but evidently this is not

?BO. This -sample was, grown withouc -\manures.^ -In addition to the"fodder plants, - a good show/of vegetables was brought;

ako potatoes of last year, averaging 10 tons ¡ \<Oj"acre,'- celery, cauMowers, and turnips, " ,fuie ^specimens r of trombone, pumpkins of " "enormous siae, and vegetable marrows. This

exhibition of produce proves that the Hind- marsh and , Inman valleys are admirably 'adapted for intense culture. ' Messrs. Heg , gaton and'Roach, both experienced men,

expressed themselves,, delighted with the * fodder plants. Mr. Russell has been m

Back1 Valley four years, and is confident that good results wül he achieved. Mr. Crompton, who is a graduate of Rose .worthy College, after carefully'examining thevPmnaroo country, preferred lo settle down hi, Back Valley. He thinks the coun vtry wul yield better results to the scientific

" t farmer.

'THE YACCA GUM INDUSTRY.

. » HOG^BAY, September'6.-Of late years

the yacca gum industry has considerably extended, and gives promise of^ assuming » great* proportions. Dozens of men aie now

employed on the island in this industry, t andi there is room for many more. Jn this

district there 13 a large area . of yarea i country, on which some arjlendu*. trees are r1 growing. * * v- 1

s *l * ' SALE OF FRUIT. "

"Mr. J." Verran, M.P.¿presented to the House of Assembly on Thursday afternoon 'a petition,, bearing the signatures of 3,616 gardeners, "fruit packers, hawkers, country dealers, and consumers, carrying on busi 1 ness .m1 South Australia, praying that an 'J amendment he made to the Chaff, Hay, arid

Fruit'Act. 1008, so as, to permit the sale of fruit otherwise than, by the standard ' case or half-standard case. The petitioners felt that'a ".ardship'would be inflicted upon -tbem*H the -use of Jcerosine cases was pro- ' 'habited. From the. inception of "the fruit1 industry the kerosine cases had been m use and no inconvenience had been expenenced.

The gardeners' trollies had been built and 1 -fitted up to take cases of the size of kero- I »sine cases, and if they were compelled to 1 - load the new cases upon their conveyances

'it would involve " difficulty and expense. The Commonwealth Parliament had already made provision for the size of cases to be 'need in the' export trade, and the peti -" tianers suggested that the use of kerosine

cases should be permitted for the local and inter-State trade. ,

ARTESIAN WATER IN THE NORTH.

Messrs. Johnston Bros., boring contrac-  

tors, report having got a flow of 320,000 gallons of good artesian water at a depth of- 650 ft on Mr S. Kidman's Macumba station< Oodnadatta. This is the second successful bore Mr. Kidman has secured   on that station.

; SOUTH-EASTER FOlj-ESTS.

The Conservator of Foists (Mr. W. Gul) .left Adelaide on September 3 to inspect ,the South-Eastern forests, and on Satur- day visited Mount Burr forest, near Milh eent, where he found" that 25,000 Remark- able pines (Pinus insignis) had been planted. On Monday he went to Penola forest, where the planting is still going on. IThirta* thousand Remarkable pines wül be

I

' planted there this season, and it is expected

that the work will bo finished m a few dajs if suitable weather is experienced, but there, as m other parts or the State, depart- mental operations have been considerably retarded oy rain. On Tuesday the Con- servator inspected the nursery at the Mount Gambier forest reserve, where he found everything in good order, and lie le turned to Adelaide on Wednasdax«

EGG CIRCLES.

The organising secretary of the egg areles (Air. A. E. Kinnear) aavises us that the following circles have been formed -No 7, Millicent, 24 members; chairman, Mr. R. Campbell, and secretary, Mrs W. B All schwager. No. 8, Plympton, 30 members; chairman. Mr T. L. Wright, and secretaiy,

Mr. V. Kappler. |

ROSEWORTHY EGG-LAYING COMPE-

TITION.

Return in connection -with the 1009-10 egg laywî- competition at the Boscworthy .agricul-

tural Collecaj

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Section I-White Leghonf.Only.

Sargenfri Poultry Yards. Si 627 Carolina E. 1\.30 Bia F. E. Hannaford.33 612 A. 3. Cosh. .. .. .. .. .. 31 60(1 E. A. Pedder.34

O B. Bertelsmeicr. 31 B87 Miteheaon & Greives. 27 582

Monte Bros . SG 57S I

O. G. La-re .. .. .. .. .. ,. ..- 31 570 A., H. Padman.33 568

T L. Wright. 23 561 | W. Parvis.,.31 661 j

W. Tomliusori .. ,. .. ...84 552 J £, H 'Rhode» .. ..*;. 30 5S0 D W. Bartlett.'. .. 32 54S R. J"Lcgoe ...". .... 31 540 Cowan Bros ... .. 33 534

H. S. Blackmore.25 529 , Thistle Stud Poultry Farm.33 523 ! Kappler Bros. ".M .. 35 521

S Croit....i. 30 518 W. Purvis ., ,.32 516

B. E Jose*. ... .. .. 31 512 I Wharepaka Poulby Tarda ...... 29 60S

C. B. Bertelsmeier .. .. .. ...... 35 500 ¡ Ontano Poultry Farm. 31 502 O. O Bertelsmeier .29 498

Davies Bros. .,., .. .. 30 * 473 i W. Coyîet.29 474 Vf. Biggs i....28 467 3. George.. 30 459 Mrs E. C. Tubb. ., .. 32 459 Bradley te Boyle. .... 32 45S Sunnyburst "Poultry Farm.S2 455 Ontaria Poultry Farm .. .. ~ i. .. 25 457 Mrs. A. E. Kinnear.33 453 A. S Bates.-. .. .. 31 452 W Jamo». ., .. 31 450

A. E. Máaor.. 32 112 A. J. Whitrow .t.34 433 F. H. Herring .. ... 2G 432, W. Provis .. ... .. 32 430'. D Biordan." .. 27 428 Sunnyburst Poultry Farm. 30 428 A. Farrow.85 428 G. R. Curtis.33 424 A. O. Dawkins ... ...31 423

Urs. J. Georfie. 34 405 Misa B. L Srniman.30 40Q Bradley Se Boyle.29 400

F. 3. Packer. 2a ~ 400 W. Palmer.84 S97 Sando Poultry Farm .. ...S3 394 A. J. Bishop.31 S84 Wondatta Poultry Farm. 2» 383 ,T. S. Held .. .... ..<?.i. 28 832 P. Matey %.'. .. ... 33 37a W. A.>Burg-_8 <.. ,. .. SO 371 A A. 'Strickland. .. 30 353 W. P.'HBllv.. .« .. ...32 354 a R.f--Hep\vorth-.. ,. .. SI1 327 Mitcbesón & Greaves .. .. ,. .> .. 29 323 T. EemmëhB .. ..- ,.25 324 G. H. Chaplin ...29 222 T. H. Grant St Co. Tty., Ltd. .. .. 33 182

Totals .. ...2,019 30,227

? J Section-n.-AH Other Breeds.

Carolina Egg Farm. Black Orpington 32 040 Caroline Egg Farm. Blade Orpington 27 585 Kappler Bro«.. Silver Wyandotte ..31 668 B. P. Macha, BUurif Orpmgfon ... 32 545 3. W. BOGS te Sons, Buff Orpington 25 511 W. Provis^ 8-lvet Wyandotte .... 29 532 W.1 C. Wurm, Black Orpington .... 30 529 Cowan Bros., Black Orpington .... 27 526 a B. Bertelemeier, Blade Orpington 38 533 Kappler Broa . Blade Orpington .... St) 4S3 J.-, EL. Padman. Black Orpington ..28 487 G. Toeeland, ¿Langshan .. .. .... 26 483 O. B. Bertelsmeier, Black Orpmgton 28 479

W" P. Devonshire, Buff Orpington ... 2* 476 I A. Phillips, Black Orpington .... l8 472

G. G. Legoe, Black Orpington .. 30 468 j Wondatta Poultry .Sards, Silver Wyan- t

* dotte.33 463

E. Ii. Lock. Buff Orpington. IS 463] J. E. Padman. Black Orpington ..26 430 . W7 Colyer,1 Black Orpington. 23 420

A. ""H. 'Padman, Silver" Wyandotte 32 421 I S. Cope, White Wyandotte .... 82 402 Miami Poultry Tarda. Black Orping- '

, ton,.. -.".. ... .. 23 S91

F.. Jj Wimble, 'White Orpington .. 30 * S91 FJ3. .Wimble, Black' Orptngttn .... 32 ^ 890 Orange Lèat-Poultry Yards, Black

Orpington. 28. . 370 S. Harvey, S C' Brown Leghorn .. .'. 29 367 T. H.vGra_rt & Co, Pty. Ltd.,

r Barred Plymouth Bocks .... 29 375 F. E. Hannaford, Silver. Wyandotte 36 862 Mrs. Ladyman Smith. Buff Orpington 31 353 W. Palmer, Langshan.29 851 Miss B. L. Sunman, B.C. Brown "Leg-

horn'..,!,. .. .. --/27 339 MTB. O. J./Chapman. White Wyan- 4

dotte _.26 836 F. Gibson, White Wyandotte .... 26 335 Miss B..L. Ennman, Black Orpintgon 17 328 G. Badock, HC. Brown Leghorn ..29 321 G E. Brown, S.O. Brown Leghorn ..30 818 Mitcbeson St Greaves, Andalu&ura .... 26 310 S O. WilUanis, Black Orpinston .... 29 310

W. B-'SterweH, White Wyandotte 10 302 I T. Weller, Aîicona. 31 2S5 > Mrs-fLadyiiun Smith. Minorca .. .. 28 279 T L. Wright, Black Leghop.. 28 275 Mr* .J,,O'Connor, Buff Leghorn .... 25 244 Mrs. A. Farrow, White Orpington .. 27 248 G. Franklin, Minorca \.. 28 220 F. H. Hemng,*Blaek Orpington .. . 31 , 205

H. Freeman, S.O. Brown Leghorn ..28 142,

! Totals.1,352 1S.103

HUNDRED OF ROBERTS, August 3X1 j

-The, roads are in a bad state. From

Arno Bay »to'Roberts and Verran the'

teamsters have great difficulty in getting along. . There have been* good rains from January 1 to the end of August, the total being 11.19 in. The crops are Coming5on splendidly, and there is every ,prospect of

a good harvest. . There is about 2,000 acres ¡ under cultivation in hundred of Roberts, I and 150 in Verran. ,ïhese two hundreds have been open nearly two years, and i there is much good land lying idle.

CHARLEVILLE (Qld.h September 2. The decision of the Welrord Downs Pas- toral Company, of Adelaide, 'to dispose of the' valuable breeding herd on Milo run has caused regret here. There are at pre-

sent- over 5,000 breeding cows on the run. ¡ They are undoubtedly the finest lot of ¡ cattle in Queensland, being all fine big framed beasts and good breeders, and m very healthy condition. Messrs. Elder, Smith, & Co., of Adelaide, are the agents,

They are also selling the bulls, which num. ber about 135 head. Such a fine herd are

sure to find, a quick sale, as they are suit- able for anyone going in for breeding. Drover Turley has left Winton with 180 fine horses for Kidman's Kapunda horse sale. '? The horses are travelling by way of Birds- ville and Hergott Springs. Drover Keast has left Brighton Downs with 200 fat cattle for Adelaide. The same drover is picking up 500 fat cattle at. Diamantina Lakes for the same destination. Mr. Kidman is owner of both lots. Drover J. Sevil is now

crossing the Thompson with 1,200 mixed

cattle from Burnette Downs for Muswell- brook. Seventy bulls have passed Winton from Woolooga and Kilkivan for Kanni laroi station in charge of J. F. Riley: ow- ners, the South Australian Land and Mort- gage Agency Company. One thousand bul- locks from Lortaine and Talawanta to

Mount Hutton are nearing here in charge

of JDrover Edwards.

HOG BAY, September 6.-Road metal

has been washed away by the ram, and water is now oozing out of the sides of the hills in places where this has not taken place for 30. years: In one place not far

rrom the cairn erected to the memory of Captain Fl.nders, on Kangaroo Head, a large landslip has taken place. The move- ment was first noticed about 16 years ago. It is about an acre and a half m extent. The sea is washing the outer edge away as it slips down. The land slipping out^is the valuable property of Mr. E. S. Bates,

, PENONG, August 30. - The yield will be good ngnr, through the district should future conditions be .favorable. .? In many instances the early varieties are coming out in head, and some crops are as high as the' fences. It is a pity this country is not better known, for" there are thousands of acres of good agricultural land lying idle, which could be profitably cultivated if better facilities were \provided for getting the produce to market. The jetty at Port Le Hunte will soon be under crea-

tion. >

PETERSBURG, 'September 6.-Unless some warm weather soon arrives the far- mers' hopes will be shattered, for the crops, which at one time looked the picture of health, are not making headway.

REDHILL, September S.'-The Federal Sheepshearing Company are ready to start operations at the depot they have estab- lished at Mr. P. H. Wheaton's estate. By the middle of the month shearing will be general in this district.

FARINA,- September 6 A mob of 225 bul- locks the property of-Messrs. Kidman and Hatch, passed through to-day en route tot Bruce, from there to be trucked to Ade- laide, Drover T. Hatch is in charge. An- other large mob of cattle,, the property,of Mr. Bowman, is expected here in a day or two. These aro consigned to Messrs. Ben- nett & Fisher, Adelaide. Mr. H. Groch, who left some time ago with-two bullock tcanifr-canvevjiij* a. boiler--and some, rations

for the Beltana Pastoral Company's Cor- dillo station, is returning with wool from that station. This will be delivered at Lyndhurst Siding.

SELLICK'S HILL, September 8.-Seve- ral -yan loads of this season's lambs turn , been sent to the Adelaide market, realising I good prices. The warm days have mado

the crops and grass grow wonderfully, som.; crops being almost too high for the roller. Grea difficulty is experienced by farmers in getting their hay carted owing to the dread- ful state of the roads, and the scarcity of

carters.

HORSHAM, September G.-In common with other parts, the -Wimmera has had a good soaking, and" water as still seen in the paddocks. Not much damage to crops is feared. The early-sown crops have a healthy appearance, notwithstanding the long spell of cold weather. Those sown later are not promising, but a few weeks' warm weather would materially improve the situ- ation. With plenty of feed in the pad- docks stock of all kinds are remarkably well. - Lambs are in the pink of condi- tion, and first-class freezers will be avail- able in the Wimmera this year. Fallowing has been greatly checked owing to the wet weather. At the local market wheat is selling at 4/1 to 4/1J per bushel, and chalí at £3 per ton. A farmer in this district; recently refused an offer of £14 an acre for a fairly large area of land.

BOWER, September 7.-Never were prospects so promising as they are now on the Mimay Flats. Many of the farmers have to hold over their seed wheat until sure that they will get some return, and st 'present holders are offering small parcels. Theie is feed in abundance; also water; and the tillers of the soil are glad.

MURRAY. September 7.-Shearing is m I full swing, and wool is coming in from the ¡ the bock country. . The clip is good, but

shearing had heen delayed- by the wet weu . thor,- which is a remarkable thing for this district. -' The country .is looking splendid, ' feed growing everywhere. Settlers axe in good spirits, as it is the best season for raanv years. Stock are in good condition.

? CHARLEVILLE, September 3.-Drover John Burgess is travelling, down the .Geor- gina River with-3,000 Wave Hill bullock:-, end wul reach Boulia o nor about the 23rd

¡inst. Mr. F. Buchanan, owner. Mr. W.

r F. Buchanan .has sold 250 prime fat bul- locks, .off Bummdilla station (Wave Hill I brand), to Alessrs. Borthwick & Sons. Dt kvery will be'taken on Monday next.

-PORT WAKEFIELD.'September 7 - One resident says-"You cari hear the feed

growing."

FRANCES, September 4.-The early-sown ' crops on Binnum estate and throughout the district are looking very well; while late-sown crops are very backward, and in some cases no return can be expected, as ? the seed perished through the continuous i rains. A few farmers are seeding aga n in September. This is a new departure for this district and the result will be watched with interest.

EVERARD CENTRAL, June 6.-Owing to the heavy rains during the last fortnight the flood waters have come down from the Kybunga; hills and elsewhere and swamped the low-lying flats on the Mount Temple- ton estate. On Mr. H. Williams' land is to be seen a lake covering about 80 acres of the pick of his feed. In the deepest part the water is over 4 ft. There were a good number of people down on Sunday to see the waters. , iThe most amusing spectacle 'was a man sailing around on a

contrivance of his own,' made out ' pf , a '

wooden horse trough and kerosine tins, with mallee oars, but, he eucceded in going from end to end of the lake. All sorts of 'wikl birds are flying around. It is 20 years since there was water on these flats; it stayed there two years, and it was seve- ral vears before any feed grew there again. Snakes are putting in an appearance with I the warm days, but they are. easily cap-

tured, as they are very thin and slow I when they first come out.

I LANGHOKNE'S CREEK, September 6. I -Land in this neighborhood commands big

prices. For 3^ acres, with dwelling houte and conveniences in the estate o£ the late Frederick Powell. Mr. S. J. Moulds paid £235 to-day. For 85 acres about-half a mile away, in the hundred of Freeling, Mr. W. Craig was the purchaser at £6 5/ per

acre.

ITXTINAKA. September 6.-The crops have made good growth last week, those earliest sown looking well. Later sown wheat is making great headway. Surplus water has disappeared. Fallowing is gene- ral, and farmers find that the scrub Lind can be more easily tackled in a rougher state and with less hard labor with the disc plough than with the ordinary mould board plough; also that the discs break up the fibrous matter, thus leaving the land in a much better condition. Un- doubtedly this implement is going to sim- plify the clearing of scrub land.

BENDLEBY, September 6.-A number of landslips have taken place in the hills. Wheat crops are very promising. Fallow- ing is the order of the day. More than the usual quantity will be done this sea- son. Feed will soon be abundant.

MOUNT -BRYAN. September 6.-^ Wheat and herbage are making _ rapid headway. A portion of one crop in the district stands 2 ft. high.-Messrs. F. B. and L. J. Price, who last Saturday re- turned from a visit to their property, Glen Keith, Erskine say the crops that way are a sight to behold. They carried back a sample sown broadcast early in March, measuring 2 ft. 9 in. in height. This crop, although sown early, lay in the sod some time before the rain came and it was feared that the seed would malt, but the fears -were groundless and it ia now a magnificent crop. The sample dis- played was Federation, which should yield well. This class «of wheat is a general favorite here. It seems to thrive well in these parts.

WALLAROO, September 3.-The rains have had a splendid effect on the crops, and, one of the best of harvests is pro- mising. The hay crop should be a record. Feed is good? and sheep and lambs are in prime condition, while, most stock are fat. It is feared there will be a sho-tage of wheat trucks, and it is hoped the Railways Commissioner, who visited the district this week,-and has had an opportunity of see- ing the harvest prospects, will be pre- pared to meet the demands that certainly will be made on the rolling stock. The jetty, should also be widened before next

shipping season.

QUORN,' September 7.-At the meeting of the local branch of the Agricultural Bureau on Saturday, Mr. Cook tabled a plant which grew on the railway line neaq Mernmerna. Nothing, he said, would eat it, and horses would not eat hay that had been stacked by it. It was decided to send the' sample .to Adelaide for classify cation. A discussion arose regarding the value of ^superphosphates in the northern farming areas, and- Mr. Noll promised to experiment on 10 acres of fallowed-land. He

said that the season was good for making silage, as there was a heavy growth of feed, and he" intended" to experiment himself. Other members spoke in favor of, the pro- ject, and the best means of making a pit

were discussed

PORT AUGUSTA, September 7.-The Land Board met to-day at the Local Court House. Messrs. T. D. Porter (chairman), Robert Kelly, and H. E. Hambidge formed the court. About 20 persons applied for land, and the allotment was held over for a fortnight.

YORKETOWN, September 6-Grubs ara much in evidence in some crops, particu- larly around Honiton and along the sea coast. There are, however, some healthy looking crops in the same locality, a "Kings Early" being out in ear and very high. There is stiB a large quantity of salt on the banka of the lakes awaiting

transit.

MAITLAND. September 8.-The com-

mittee are making preparations for the j show to be held on October 20. , It has been decided to improve the building and effect other conveniences, including new sheep yards.

MOUNT GAMBIER, September 8.-The'

potato market is still practically at a stand-1 still. The quotations are nominally £4 per ton (with bags), on trucks, at the Mount Gambier station. At Glencoe the quotation is 3/ pervfcon lower. _ Last week 67 tons of potatoes were railed from Mount Gambier and 260 tons from Glencoe to Adelaide. x

At the last meeting of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society the Government dairy expert wrote to say| the Govern- ment would not allow any of,their officers to judge at shows.

Last week 413 tons of produce was^raued from Mount Gambier, Compton, Glencoe, and Burrungull railway-stations to Ade- laide. The onion market is unchanged, viz., £6 5/ per ton (with bags) on trucks, at the Mount Gambier railway-station. Very little fat stock is being trucked to Adelaide. Last week only one van of fat sheep was consigned from Mount Gam-

bier. Flour is quoted at £11 to £12 peri ton, or 24/ to 25/ per bag. Bran, 1/1 to 1/2; pollard, 1/2 to 1/3 per bushel; Alge- rian oats, 1/6 to 1/8 per bushel. There is no'wheat offering.

The flood waters are now rapidly disap-' pearing, and in another week or two, if the present weather holds, the district wili have resumed its normal appearance. Under the, influence of warm sunshine the crops an¿' grass are coming on welL

EDEOWIE, September 6.-The follow- ing stock passed during the week:-486 head of fat cattle from queensland for Adelaide, Mr. Turner, owner, in charge; 2,000 sheep, from Wilmington, for Angori-

gina, Mr. White owner, drover W. Stewart   in charge; 1,800 head of fat sheep from Birdsville, for Hawker, Mr. Morton, owner, in charge. Feed is splendid, on the track, and all the creeks are running. Rab- bits are increasing fast. So are the foxes

in this district.

EDEN VALLEY, September 7-Vine- yard ploughing is beginning on the higher parts. Crops are.making a move upwards,   and covering the ground.

CARRIETON, Septeinber 7.-The crops 'and feed are splendid. Farmers of long standing say the north never looked better, though the season is a' little later than usual. Shearing is general and ^e clips

are satisfactory. * ..

WILLUNGA, September 9.-Prepara- tions for the forthcoming agricultural show in October are'well forward. The council of the Agricultural Society met on Mon- day afternoon. Several special prizes were received. The recreation ground commit- tee are improving the grounds and have placed a number of fixed seats around the

oval.

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