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THE MALLEE QUESTION AT W ?RRACKNABEAL. (F.om our own Correspondent.) Monday August 13. . r.li mr.eeting was held at Mr Allen's r: "se:mL!y rooms on Saturday evening, ?.hIce was sell attended, but a large number .t :oe farmers were very much disappointed .: -couent of the meeting not being held . t.h afternoon at three o'clock for which tear :` was called, and many of those who red? long distances through the pouring rain !d:a to retarn disappointed. In the evening othe.r was a good meeting, notwithstanding. lr J,: cs Milburne occupied the chair and ro.d letter from selectors of Lake Coorong a ith 30 signaturcs attached and stating that there were over 40,000 acres ef open country fn that district, some of it being the finest lad in the colony. These felt very much ? aspieved at the prospect of selection being ':ped in their district, as it will cut them of from all hopes of civilisation, viz, eunches, schools, stores, facilities for 'e:o'ng suplies, medical attendane., &c. &e. Tris is certainly a hard case for them. They rxpr'ssed a wish to be present at the meeting l:t the time would not permit. For the first hb?r the meeting took the form of a discus eion on the new bill. The bill brought in by 31r W. Ma Iden in soe last Parliament was, t- wvver, evidently more popular than the present one, as the resolutions adopted by the meeting to be presented to Parliament vi li show. The stoppage of selection appears to be the greatest cause of complaint in the present bill. Eventually Mr Gray moved, oid dMr Patterson seconded, That the line he arawn at Lake Coorong and that seleetion be allowed within such line. An amend nuent was then moved by MIr Byers and seconded by afr Phillips, but it was subse gaently withdrawnin favor of another amend mn.nt-proposed by Mr Phillips and seconded o dir lrse, That in the oninion of this m-eung it i uresirable to withdraw all the I u,d in the County of Bornog from the opera tion of the Mallee Bill, that such land should be dealt with specially, and pending such ep.'cial legislation that selection proceed as at present.-Carried. It was also resolved that ma emorial embracing the above to be drawn I'p by Mr Byers, be signed by the chairm in ;nd forwarded at once to our members to be ::resented to Parliament; the letter from the lake Corong selectors to be sent with it. Aiser votes of thanks were passed to the progress committee for moving in the matter, and the chairman, the meeting closed. The meeting owas suppliedl with a map of the latest survey oi the mallee country as well as a copy of t:he bill nor before the House. The opinion of most of the selectors present was that if the mallee was leased for20 years the vermin ioeteed of being destroyed would increase.