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From our own Correspondent.
MINTARO, Sept. 3rd.
The Very Reverend the Administrator paid this place a visit on last Thursday, and delivered a very eloquent discourse in St. Mary’s Church on the importance of religious education to Children. He also gave very wholesome advice to parents on the manner in which they should bring up their children. The good Sisters of St. Joseph have taken charge of the school here, which will be conducted by them for the future, and there is no doubt but they will give satisfaction to those parents who place children under their care. On the lst of November the Administrator will pay us another visit, to lay the foundation stone of a new schoolroom, the present one being too small, when I trust the people will come out handsomely for such a worthy object, and give with a liberal hand.—The weather is all that could be desired for the crops, which are looking well.—We have got a very welcome addition to our township lately, Mr. Robertson, of Hoyleton, having opened a saddler’s shop adjoining the Mintaro Hotel, which will be conducted for the present by Mr. E. Lane, an old favorite here and a first-class tradesman, whose work is well known in the neighborhood. Mr. Robertson is well known in the district as second to none at his trade, and a good businessman of strict integrity. I have no doubt of his doing well, for, as the saying is here, “He is just the man for Galway.”—Our enterprising townsman, Mr. C. Piper, has just purchased a very valuable pure bred draught entire horse; he is by Champion, out of a Wallace mare, and was bred at the Reedbeds. I have seen the animal; he is jet black, of great strength and power, very compact, and I say without hesitation that he is the best looking draught sire of his age (he is but three years old) that ever came to Mintaro. Mr. Piper is known to be a good judge of a horse, and those who know him are aware that he would not keep a bad one.—Papers having the most disgusting doggerel rhyme printed on them have been dropped about the township, and I am informed that the thing is countenanced by very pious men.