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THE THEBARTON RACE MEETING.-The Com- mittee of the newly organised Jockey Club are vigorously preparing the Thebarton course for tho en- suing meeting. The Grand Stand has been lengthened hy 20 feet, and a calico awning provided. One portion of tho building will be reserved for ladies, and a retiring room has lieen set apart for their accommodation. The space in front of tho stand has been thickly coveied with tan, and this will be well watered to prevent the possibility of aunoyance to visitors by dust. A strong timber fence has boon erected from the entrance to the ' coil: se i.n the Reedbeds-road to the Grand .Stand, by means of which individuals of the ,: cockney equestrian" genus will be prevented from riding over the course as heretofore to the detriment of the running horses, and the inconvenience of the general public. This is even an improvement upon the arraugments of the Melbourne course, where only the actu ü runuinrr is guarded from the nuisance of innumerable inconsiderate horsemen
galloping wildly in all directions. Improvements have been made in the saddling paddock which has been en- closed with a substantial paled-fonce, and supplemented by a number of loose boxes for the accommodation of the competing horses. The department ftom whence the necessary creature comforts will be dispensed has also received its share of enlargement and improvement, and the fact that the catering has boen again judiciously entrusted to Host Aldridge, of the Shades, is a sufficient guarantee that every possible exertion will be made to supply the wauts and gratify the t iste of every hunger- ing and thirsting visitor.
CLASSIFICATION.-"During the last week the first squad of the Adelaide Companies fired for marks- men for the current year. The section oouiisted of six men, and all passed-tho scores bein.? 15,15, 13, 12, 10, and 9 points ; and tho r inges 650, 700, 800, and 90l) yards; giving au average of 12.33 points per man-an average which, though not the highest, ia nevertheless
very good. I
THE PETRIFIED NATIVE.-Our readers will remember the action Craig v. Wehl relative to the body of the native taken by tho former from the cavo on Mosquito Plains. After the action the body waa, by the order of the Commissioner of Crown Lands, restored to its place in the cave and protected by iron bars to prevent it from being again taken by any naturalist or collector. Thase bars, however, havo hoen torn away and the body removed. The police are on tho alert, and if the body-snatcher is found, whatever punishment may be awarded to him, wo hope the body may, as suggested by " A Voice from tho Cave," in our impression of last Saturday, be placed in the museum at the Institute, where it will be sa,fe frota further mqlestatton,