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se SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT BYADUK. to A serious driving accident occurred on t. Thursday at dbout five o'clock, shortly 1, after the conclusion of the fancy dress if football match in connection with the Coronation celebrations at'Byaduk (says the Spectator). Mr. J. J. Smith. 6f Warrabkook, his wife, and a S tle boy and girl were driving down the hill from the ground in a 'ig when the horse shied. , and Mrs. Smith and the two children It eroe thrown out. - The gig went over Mlrs. Smith's body, and the little boy sustained a broken ,leg, 'while the girl was scratched and cut about by the fall. Mr. Smith was uninjured. Dr. Haujdon. of Macarthur, was summoned, and he found that Mrs. Smith had her collar bone dislocated, and internal injuries' are Il feared. II Mr. It. Appleton, tailor, of Flrebrace se treet, Horsham, on page one of to-day's. o issue, has an announcement of interest to ladies. *Mr. A. V., Richardson, M.A., B.Sc., As sistant-Director of Agriculture in South Australia, has resigned to take thieposi tion of Agrcultural. Superintendent and Chief of Divtsion of-Agriculture in Vic r toria. ie has an agreement with the Victorian Department of Agriculture for five years at a salary of £600 a year. Messrs. Jones arid McCann, storekeepers, of the Union store, Horsham, direct at tention to their large supply -of wall papers of new patterns direct from the manufacturers; also a stock of •drop head sewing machines at £6/17/6, guar anteed for ten years. John Lanten, assistant in the station master's office at Stawell, has been ap pinolted stationmaster at Dookie. He was the recipient of a case of carvers, a tobacco pouch and pocket wallet by fel low employees. Mr. WI. H. Wilson. of Rainbow, has de cided to leave for New South Wales. He is to no entertained at the Mtechanics' Hall, lRainbow, by his friends, and move ments of a valedictory nature are also I on foot at Kenmare and Hopevale. In the action brought by Win. Arnold Minster against the proprietors of the Ballarat Star, which resulted in a ver- o dict for a farthing, Acting Judge Neigh hour on Friday gave judgment for plain tiff without costs. I Steps are being taken by the public school teachers throughout the State to c organise on trade union lines, with a view to all round betterment of -- ages 11 and conditions. Mr. J. . T. Packer, of Melbourne, gun eral organlser for the Society of P'erue Ilormers, states that a communication re ceived by him from Glenerchy, Tasmania. announces the formation of. a Free Wtork crs' Association in that State. Iessrs. Ronald'son Bros. and ''ippetlt, manufacturers of the Austral oil engine, Creswick road. Ballarat, have an impolr tant announcement ?1 our advertising . columns. The firm. has a large number of engines working on farms in the Wim- c [mere and giving entire satisfaction.. . The Railway Department invites tenders d for 32,000 cubic yards of earthworks on the Cheringhap to Maroona railway. 0 P'articulars may he learnt at the Ior- cc sham railway station. - Messrs. David Anderson and Co.- conl tinued their sales in the Blorough Cor- ri noration sale yards on Friday last, when ti they sold all their offerings of sheep, horses and cattle. Fat wethers made 15/, springers- £4, young cattle £2/3/, and aged horses £9/7/6. Their next 0' sale twill be on Friday next the 30th of June. in Messrs. Hagelthorn and Dolton will an hold their next stock sale at Natimuk on il Thursday,. di A Cronal land sale will be conducted at tr the Horsham court house on the- C13th tl July byMr. John MeAuley, when town- hi ship and country lots will be sold as ad- t vertised. so The Stawell, Pomona and faills Cap Progress Associations are moving in the matter of having the land along the eastern slope of the Grampians Mountain. made available in- small" areas for selec cion.; The land is eminently suited for d, fruit growing, and is acknowledged to be di aultl equal to the best land at Pomona. in A concert was told at Kaniva in aid' m of the family of Mr. P. W. W. lser, who q was killed on the railway. line at Set-' cc vlceton a few weeks ago. Between £12 ci and £13 was raised. . al Writing to a northern friend, tMr. B. J. di Stokes, farmer and grazier, of Cunning- se ham, New South Wales, states that last "I" season he cut 150 tons of hay frIon 80 F. acres, and reaped 3080 bags of wheat. English barley and white oats; from 300 acres. Only 150 acres of the whole area Cr had been fallowed. Notwithstnnding ag that he lost 300 bags .of wheat owing to ful torrential rains in January, he cleared TI 30 bushels per acre. The barley aver- no aged between 80 and 40 bushels, and se, was sold at 4/6 a bushel. The Inspector all of Agriculture stated that the crop was all one of the best he had ever seen for such he a large area. Of the wheal 500 bags fol were disposed of through the.Agricultural th Department for seed purposes, at prlces e, ranging frons 4/ to 5/ a bushel. 3More than 4000 of the poor people ot Melbourne were on Thursday entertained at dinner by the State Government. The C' Salvation Army City. Mission and Church cl of England Mission made t?e arrange- M ments. Si The London wheat market Is quiet, crop prospects In Europe being ienerally cc favorable, though America has showel be firmness owing to reports that ,the win- ti ter wheat has ripened prematurely. ' fa Four 3Mallee leases, comprising nearly te one and a half million acres, in the ex- sc treme ,north-west of the State, are to be w subdivided and made available In areas n hs small as it is thought can 'be worked profitably. . i - On page seven of this issue Messrs. 1e John Langlands and Co., general,, store keepers, of Wilson street, Horsham,- an nounce their monster Coronation sal to ti commence at 8.15 on Saturday morning; - when bargains will be offered for two Messrs. T. '. Laldlaw and Co.. auc- - tioneers, report the sale of 197,315 sheep, P032 cattle and 238 head of 1 horses from ta? -1st -April to June 20th.. LMrs. Porter, of Noradjuhaa is ill in Mrs. Duncan's hospital, Natimuk, and inder the care of Dr. DlBird. * . - Mr. Alexander Landale, of Melbourno, who was travelling to Norwich to repro sent the iloyal AgriculLtu'ral Society of Victoria at the Sheepbreeders' conference L at Norwich, was suddenly taken ill in si the train. He diedl almost i'mediately. O Tho sudden illness .was no doubt caisedi b' Mr; LMndale having to run to catch the spcial train at Liverpool'street. 'he 0 coiferenrce passed a resohlrtion of condol cnre with the 'irelatives of deceased. ,. Mr. .It Bodley, piano tuner, will bIe in Horsham till Friday night. Orders for repairs and tuning omy lie left cith -Mr. Tom Young, of Fire!race - street, agent; for the Australian piano factory. SMirs. Shiells, 'of the Club Hotel, Hor sham, has instructed lr." C. J. Moss- i man to sell the property, as a going con concern, by tender, as advertised : Information 1.0s 1een reeived ey' the fruit experts that certal i-D nI ..,n Ie er many .iclend to ask their reprsentatives in Australia to bring pressure to" bear on "various 'shlPping, compnie ein order7 that they may install thoe'dry hace system in place of the: earbonic system .at'; pre sent used in confectioi weith the carriago of fruit. This step. it is stated. is to be taken as the result of experlments in carrying fruit fromni Americb to Germany. from which-it has been found that much I more satisfactory results in general have C been secured than under the carbonic sys- e tem. In comment upon this report, the re fruit experts remark that the information is of particular interest in view of the unsatisfactory condition in whicl con sigaments of Australian fruit have some times arrived, on the European markets. i A boy of twelve named Sydney iuddy C was founlld unconscious in- a Sydney stree st on Saturday, and was conmeylel to the a S.ydnev IIeeSlisIl. It was there discos eredl that he was ldrunk. On recoverietu his exllanaion wals that a man hadl ivenc him ei Is o tle I el cfherry, and he dr an'e the whole of it. It is undlerstlood the I ldev' mothler is deadl.. andl his father lefts lhome rcently to visit Newcastle. SSnome ofl the criticism directed aainlst d the proposal for the mulnicipal rating of unimullroved land values is regarded bCl y the c Acting 'remier atq lorn before its time.. p S[r. Watt says that leyond stating that it intends to introdiuce a bill emupowering municipalities who prefer this system oe rating to adoplt it, the (jovernmeont has "nsnoullred no plroplosls The beill is not s vest oplell. and SMr. Weel.L thitlks tleat eone ilent on its s ceopl e a lld l -l.ineileles ley anyone outside the Calinet shoulid carry ino weight with the community. '