Station Name

MINTARO, May 30.— The name of the station which serves us for railway facilities has been altered by the railway authorities from that of Mintaro to Merilden (sic). The township of Mintaro is situated four miles from the railway station of the same name, and many intending visitors to this place have experienced disappointment on reaching the station to find that a distance of four miles separated them from their desired destination. It is many years since a mail contractor made two trips a day to carry mails between the local post office and railway station, the morning mail from here to the city which leaves at 5.35 a.m. being the only one dispatched during the day, and the morning mail from Adelaide the only one received. Why the railway station was ever named Mintaro is not understood, and why it has retained the name for so many years is still more puzzling.