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July 27.— The weather still continues very unfavourable for farming and mining operations. No ploughing his been done as yet, and the farmers are begin >> ing to feel anxious, as earlysown cropi generally succeed best here, but with the frozen st*tc of the ground ploughing at present is impossible. School — The school opens again here on Tuesday next after five weeks' holidays. The attendance previous to the closing of the school was •very poor on account of the weather, and the number of children attending school in tho district seems to be falling off The committee only consists of five members this year, as compared with si yon previofllly, the number being regulated by the attendance of scholars. Ecclesiastical.— There have been no services of the Prc-byterian or any other church held here for some months, Mr Reid, who was fonuerly in charge of this district, having left without even saying "gjoil-bye" to us, so I suppose we are not considered of much account by him ; or waa it that our subsciiptions were small? Mr Howse conducted the services bore for bouie time in a very able manner, but he had to return to the university to complete his theological course, and since then we have been left to drift. Case of Drowning.— A sad drowning fatality occurred at the Dcp Stre-un junction with tha Taieri river last week. Tlnee men and a boy were crossing the Taieri river in a small boat. The first man to get out seems to have failed to take the rope with him, and the othera drifted towards the falls, one man, Hnskin? tiy name, being carried oycr and drowned. At one time he was paitner with Mr Porter ia tbo Baiewcod reefs, and was unmarried.

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HINDON., Otago Witness, Issue 2162, 1 August 1895

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HINDON. Otago Witness, Issue 2162, 1 August 1895