MINTARO, July 5.
At the meeting of ratepayers on Monday Messrs. T. Priest, W. Bowman, G. Smith, F. Tralaggan, and M. Brown were proposed as Councillors; Messrs. E. Whitford, T. Smith, and D. Horan as Auditors.
The inhabitants are greatly complaining about the roads, which in many places are almost impassable. It is certainly strange that after tenders have been called for the work it should not be proceeded with.
Farming operations are being vigorously pushed forward, and sowing is nearly completed. Sufficient rain has fallen for agricultural purposes, and the growing crops look well.
Sickness has been very prevalent of late, and in a few cases has ended in death.