MINTARO, August 30.
The weather has been favourable, but fears are entertained that we may get a dry spring, and as the ensuing month is generally considered critical the farmers’ anxiety is great. Showers fell last night, and the crops are in a healthy state.
The Wesleyan Sunday-school anniversary sermons were preached by the Rev. G. Swann, and the scholars were examined in the after noon. On Monday the teachers and scholars, numbering about 100, marched through the town with banners flowing, the children singing hymns. After tea the Superintendent (Mr. E. Tralaggan), who presided, the Revs. C. H. Goldsmith, G. Swann, Messrs. Jolly and Murdoch spoke. Proceeds, £14.
The Day-School Committee have resolved on erecting a new schoolroom and teacher’s residence, and have succeeded within three weeks in collecting £200.
The contractor for the road north of Mintaro is at work in good earnest, and people hope soon to see this line in a passable condition.