[From our own Correspondent.]
Mintaro, April 27.
Since my last correspondence we have had a delightful change in the weather—from a summer heat to an autumnal coolness, with a few nice showers. The sky now looks very promising for rain, which will gladden the hearts of our farmers, many of whom are turning up great quantities of land, not at all disheartened with the late year’s prices of grain, but working with a manly spirit, merely hoping that the times may mend.
But at the same time that rains are so acceptable to the farmer, the roads to our market, via the Burra, are almost rendered impassable by them, and no improvement is likely to take place in consequence of their not being under the power of any District Council immediately after leaving Mintaro.
A memorial to His Excellency is going its rounds for signature, and no doubt it will be numerously signed, to form a district in that locality; and I for one of many hope that it will be granted, although I believe it will not meet the views of a few of our mutton kings.
We are still having further improvements in our township. Our worthy miller is still adding buildings to his property, which helps to enliven us. Our little township now consists of three places of worship (good buildings), two stores, two blacksmiths’ shops, three carpenters’ shops, two public-houses, three butchers’ shops, one school and one steam flour-mill.
The District Council have turned their attention to us, and I must certainly say not before it was needed. They are now cutting through Cox’s Hill, which will be a great benefit to all loading passing through our township this winter.