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NEW SOUTH WALES.
'-CORAR, Alio. 15.?The season keeps dry. Moro hard frosts liavo occurred without nun following than has been-tlie case here for some eight years. Some ßtations report only 2*30in., . 2*31in., *i*50in. for tho 7 and 7J months past of this year. This, following tho devastation caused by rabbits, has had a* terribly telling effect upon the'stock on stations, aud by the present outlook there is more trouble ahead. One station usually shearing ii.%000 to 30,000 sheep will this year employ two «hearers and one shed hand ; another, usually shearing 1U,000 sheen, lias, 1,000; another, with two blocks of wefl iinprovod country, has only a few liundrcd; while two others that could in days gone by shear 25,000 to 35,000 sheep each now carry only 4,000 to 6,000. Shearing has begun in the immediate district, Coronga Downs having;-already " cut out." There appears-to bo no scarcity of wen, and there does,not seotn to be aitv likelihood of trouble. There was a slight fall of rain in the early part of last week,'giving from Oto 25 points at variousstatioris. On Saturday again* there were a few showers in Cobar, giving 18 points of very welcome vain. The weather is now settled looking, Tho days are generally bright and Mann, the nights more variable. After several mild nights, a sharp frost set in last night.
G0ODO0GA, Auq. 17.?The weather contiuues very dry. Rain threatens every few days, but only a-sprinkle falls, and tbo cold winds and frosts re turn. It is now cloudy and threatening. Shearing Is going on very rapidly. MUlawa has cut out, and they win start at Angledool Station next week. The clip is being sent away to market very rapidly. Two horse teams took 1*2 tons of wool from Dumblejto Brcwarrina, where it. was unloaded into a steamer.
WILOANNIA, Aun. 17.?The Saddler left for Bourkc yesterday. The City of Oxford and the liodney passed I-outh up stream yesterday. The Lancashire Lass left Menindie up stream to-day. The Decoy left l'ooncarie up stream yestcrdaj. The He solute left Wentworth for Kchuca yesterday. The l*ride of the Murray arrived at Wentworth from WÍI cannia yesterday. Tho Km« passed Pooncario up stream to-day. Stock Movements.?243 fat cattle, mixed sexes, from Hammond Downs Station, passed Milparinka for Broken Hill, consigned to lilder, Smith, and Co., Robert Oliver in charge Í 3,000 sheep, mixed sexes, from Carry apunda Swamp Station, passed Milparinka for Burra, S.A., Kidman Bro?. owners, Smith in charge; 1,040 cattle from Muriou Downs Station, passed Wanoaring for Echuca, .T. C. Mackinnon owner, IL Greenslade in charge. Reports from Wanaaring state that shearing is pro gressing satisfactorily in the district. The Urisino and lilsinora sheds have cut out, and Nocoleche and Wanaaring expect to finish at the end of the present week. The country is looking very dry, and stock
generally are in weak condition.