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I . /(Fronv.Our Own Correspondent.) , '. '

"];,-"'. _ * October 10. . '

since u-ist I wroto «e hive experienced veiy ?stormy weathei On «Saturday last the storm was very .heavy, accompanied nilli a large quantity of ubi The wind was strong, so much so that out Benowa wny many trees were uprooted On Monday evening a storm came up very quickly, and the rain cirae down in torrents, about 2in being regis


M the local Police Couit on Triday, before Mr ricradcn, JP, n man named "Hoods a stranger, was lined ii or a month for making use of obscen« language m Queen-street The Ano was paid

A party was given by Jfn, T Shepherd on Friday last at 'Hie Cottage the occasion being her daugh tel s birthaay Quite a. number of voting people nttended and a most enjovablc ifteinoon and even

nig was spent

tlie Jiionnn Companv of limelighted, vocalist--, &c , now touring the State in (the interests of the balv-ition Vrmv, eave au entertainment in the behool of \rts list evening md the hill wah crowded The show vv is much ciijoved by all 'Hie various songs, illustrated bv lintern views vveic appreciated, and called forth lound» of applause Selections b\ the orchcsti i were vv-ell received, and the kinenutograph picture.-! were the best ever seen in Southport Strut ciptun Williams acconipaiücd the biogiam artiots ind gave two short addrcasCi

Mr. J.H.C. Meyer of the Main Beach Hotel, Southport, was found dead on the railway station platform by the station -master about 9 o'clock last   night. Deceased had purchased his ticket to go to Brisbane by the evening train, and had got into a carriage that was not coupled with the up train. Shortly before the closing of the office Mr. Meyer approached the station-master, and asked what   time the train was going, and received a reply that it would not go till twenty past 7 next morning. Finding that he was left behind, deceased asked if   he could sleep in the carriage, and was told that he could not. The station-master then closed up and   went up the road for a walk, and on his return to the station found deceased stretched out on the platform, with bag and umbrella at his side. As-     sistance was soon obtained, and a messenger sent for Dr. Berry, and in the meantime deceased was taken to the Railway Hotel. The doctor shortly after arrived, and pronounced life to be extinct. A post-mortem will take place this afternoon. De-     ceased was a very old resident of Southport, and for many years was landlord of the Main Beach Hotel. He leaves a wife and grown-up family of sons and daughters to mourn their loss. The funeral will take place tomorrow.

A meeting of the local branch of the National Liberal Union is to be held in the Divisional Board Hall on Monday evening next. This branch is going to be a strong body.