. DEVICE FOR WINDING BARBED WIRE.
Short lengths of barb-wire, say, 300 ft. or '400 ft., can easily be wound on the fol lowing device (says a correspondent of 'Town and Country') , where there is noth ing, in the way into which the wire can catch. Two stakes (AA) 5 ft. in length tre placed with wires 8 ft. long connecting
them to the short posts (CC). D is a cross piece nailed to the stakes to keep them from spreading. Two 'short pieces (FF) are inserted- in the top of the stakes to Ihold the crank axle and the spool upon which the wire is reeled.
Mr. W. E. Goode, of White River, be- tween Tumby Bay and Port Lincoln, who has a property of 10,000 acres of freehold land, has resolved to cut up 8,000 acres into about a dozen grazing and cultivation blocks and lease the land for 15 years. The blocks will vary in size from 400 to 1,000 acres, and the surveyors will begin work next week, Mr. A. C. Cett, of Bagot, Shakes, and Lewis having last week roughly mapped out the boundaries of the blocks. The country is said to be some of the finest on the West Coast, and more than half of it is fit for agricultural purposes. It joins the Koppio estate on the east aide, and a por tion of the land, which was cropped .under lease last year, returned 25 bushels to the acre.