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2,45 p.m., SmiUifield Races,


8 p.m., Gaiety Thoatre, Pantomimo, "Dick

Whittington and his Cat."

8 p.m., Opera Houso, "La Tosca."


Sun rises, C2 a.m.; sots, (3,44 p.m.

Moon risos, 0.51 p.m.; Bots, 11.48 p.m. WEATHF.H VFOBBCAST,

Queensland: Fino, alternating with thunder-



Messrs. King and ICing, at their Auotion Rooms,

at Half-past Ton o'clook : Fruit.

Mr. G. T. Boll, at tho Brisbano Auction Mart,

at Half-past Ton o'olook : Gold and Silver Jewellery, Fancy Goods, «feo.

. Messrs. Snell and Walker, at thoir Bazaar, at - Half-past Ton o'olock : Country Horses,

VohioleB, &o.


City Tabornaole.-11 a.m., Rov. W. Whalo;

7.80 p.m., Rov. J, Aloxandor.

Albort-stroot Wosloyan Church.-11 a.m. and

7.B0p.m.,Rov. A. J. Webb.

Aim-stroot Presbyterian Church.-11 a.m. and

7.80 p.m., Rov. E. J. Thomson.

Wickham-tarraco Prosbytorian Churob.-11

a.m. and 7.30 p.m., Rev. J, Lamon.

Wliarf-atroet Congregational Church,-11 a.m.

and 7.80 p.m., Rov. \V. J. L. Clous, B.A.

Botanic Gardons, Albort-stroct entrance.-3.80

p.m., Rev. J. J. Wontwood.

Y.M.O.A, Rooms, Courier Building.-8 p.m.

Eoglo Junction Chtiroh,--Evening, Rev. W. O,

Lilloy. ,


Tlip following new appointments in tho Treasury Departmont havo been mado:-H. Casper to bo junior olerk in tho Stamp Oilloe

at Tpwñsvillo ; A. J. H. Young to be olerk in "the Customs at Townsville*, and B. J. Wode- house to be clerk in the Customs at Rock- hampton. The following transfers have also been made:-W. Madden, gouger at Towns- ville, to be olerk at Thursday Island ; and A. S. Booker, olerk at Thursday Island, to be gauger at Townsville.


The matter of the holiday of the 2Gth instant (Foundation'Day), which falls on a Saturday, has been/ brought under the notice of the Government, and it is understood that they contemplate proclaiming the Monday instead of the Saturday as the holiday. '


From the most complete figures obtain- able at present the Department of Mines have compiled a comparativa statement of the yield of gold in the colony for the past year and the preoeding one. - In 1893 the yield was 61G,940oz. Last year it was 074,330oz., or an increase for the twelve months of 67,390oz. Thi3 is over 4000oz. more than the yield of Victoria for the same period. The statement published in full elsewhere shows the goldfields in whioh the increases have taken place. The return is not, however, final, but is subject botb^to additions and



'In August last two logs of iron wood and weeping myall were sent home by the Depart- ment of AgriouUure for the purpose of ascer- taining j whether they were suitable for gun carriages and the parts thereof. A reply has been received from the secretary to tho Imperial Institute, to which the logs were forwarded, covering a report upon the woods by the Director-General of Ordnance Factories at Woolwioh. The Director General states that the woods were tested by oross fraoture in comparison with English oak of the quality used for spokes. Two samples of each were tried 2ft' 3in. long x 2in. x ljin. The iron wood broke under a weight of 42401b., the weeping myall at 52001b., and the English oak at 28891b. The Director General considers that the weeping myall is very similar to the oak in charaoter and inithe toughness of its fibre, and is some- what stronger weight for weight. Judging from the oharaoter of the small logs that were sent he considors it too small and too full of shakes to bo useful for large blocks used for battery wheels. The department intend shipping some larger logs for fuitber trial.


The Intercolonial Postal Conference will be held in Melbourne this year. Some negotiations have been carried on with a view to fixing the date of meeting. The Mel- bourne Post Office authorities first pro- posed the 26th February, and subsequently named the 12th February as most convenient date. The Brisbane officials replied that the 26th would suit if delegates to the Federal Council had returned; but that any earlier date would be inconvonient.


Of the premiership fixtures arranged by the Queensland Cricket Association to start to-day, the meeting of the Oakfields and Alberts is certainly attracting the greatest Interest. Both teams are putting their full strength into the field, and the Association Ground (No. 2 wioket) ought certainly to produce the keenest struggle during the season, as both teams are

considered on ali sides to be very evenly i matohed, and as a consequence the play right through the 'match ought to be of a most exalting and interesting nature. In view of the great interest taken in this contest, it'is certainly to be regretted that the association should not have allotted the Exhibition Ground for this match. The Oakfields will be repre- sented by the following players :-A. Austin, M. Austin, H. Chapman, J. Clark, R. Doran (captain), T. A. Doran, J. Doran, H. V. Hewitt, Dr. R. Macdonald, V. Macdonald, and T. Moran ; while the Albert team will be pioked from the following :-T. Anderson, H. UE. Barton, J. Cowan, W. Davies, G. Dyer, W. T. Fisher, E, S. Grew, J. Justins,' W. Kitchen, F. Mills, M. Pierce, H. Silvester, and G. Youlll. This last player has just arrived in Brisbane from Sydney, and has represented New South Wales on various occasions in intercolonial and international contests, and will be remembered by all Queenslanders for his brilliant batting and fielding for New South Wales v. Queens- land in April, 1893.


The matter of the water supplied to ohildren attending the State schools cropped up at the meeting of the Central Board of Health yester- day. It was brought forward by Dr. Little, who remarked that there was a general impressjon among people that tank water was better than tap water. No greater error, ho Bold, oould be made. Most of the State schools about Bris- bane were supplied with water from tanks, and he expressed the opinion that tho ohildren attending tho schools should be supplied, wherever possible, with tap water; and that where the water supply was dependont on tanks tho tanks should bo periodically cleansed. Dr. Littlo explained that his reason for bringing tho question prominently forward now was that as this was holiday time a good oppor- tunity was presented for oloansing the tanks. Dr. Hardie did not seo how the cleansing of the tanks could be pro- ceeded with now, as rain might not fall to tilichera again boforo the sohools were reopened. Mr. Unmaok pointed out that there was a prejudice in the minds of persons against tap water, parents in .many cases not allowing their ohildren to drink it at all. The tap water was often filthy, Bcircoly fit to bathe in some- times, and he questioned'the desirabloness of people partaking of suoh water, even it recom- mended by medical men to do so. . Dr, Little and other medioal members of the board wore unanimous in the opinion that the tank water should bo discarded for the tap water, the former oontaining the germs of typhoid fever, which tho other did not. Ultimately it was deoided to oommunicate with the Colonial Sec- retary, stating that the board wore of opinion that tap wator, properly filtered, should bo sup- plied to sohools wherever possible as being less dangerous to the ohildren than tank water; and that somo system of periodically oloanaing tanks whcro tank water had to'be used should be established. Mr. Unmaok remarked that ho was in favour of the oh ango in the ovent of the water being filtered, and tho board seemed satisfied that filtering the tap wator would remove objections to its boing used.


At their meeting yesterday the Central Board of Health had under consideration the depositions taken at the magisterial inquiry oonoorning the death of Charles Lobberg, who had been employed at slaughter-yards in the Toombul Division. Tho dootor who examined tho body statod that it was dirty, and that the clothing shown to him as having belonged to the deceased was filthy. The Colonial Seorotary requosted tho board to take suoh aotion as might bo deemed necessary for the abatomont of a nuisanoe whioh ovidently existed at the slaughter-yards in question. The depositions did not show that doath had been caused by anything oonnooted with tho Blaughtor-yard or ita surroundings, but tho fnot that they had been forwarded to the board

was regarded as a notification that the Colonial Secretary's Department thought that Borne Bteps should be taken to improve the condition of the slaughter-yard. The members of the aboard wero of opinion , .-that slaughler^yords and their surroundings were open to improvement. Generally the opera- tions were carried on in a manner that was most unpleasant, and the way in whioh the meat was handled and transported'from the slaughter-yards to the shops was not at all agreeable to those who happened to witness the work. It was considerad that an effort should be made by the board to frame suoh'by-laws as would insure a better condition ot affairs. Dr. kill waa doubtful if the board had the power to do anything in tho matter, and Dr. Hardie was so impressed with the neoessity for some thing being done that ho said the by-laws must be framed even if an Act of Parliament is re- quired to be got. The secretary pointed out that regulations already existed, but there was no machinery to carry them out. Mr. Unmaok" suggested that the local authority ßhould be communicated with and requested, to see that the nuiaanoe wa3 mitigated. Dr. Little thought that the Colonial Seoretary should be informed that proper supervision of the slaughter-yards in the colony was muoh required. It waa agreed to communicate with the local authority regarding the nuisance, and to inform the Colonial '¿Secretary that in the opinion of the board the law should be so improved as to prevent nuisanôis of the kind referred to occuring in the future.



It is anticipated that about 5000 tons of. Queensland meat willN^enefit by ,the present rise in prices of frozebbeef in-London. The Queensland meat whioh will be affeoted by the rise has been sent to England by the Duke of Argyll, which arrived in London on 12th October last, by the Perthshire on 12th November, and by the Duke of Sutherland on 24th December. The Duke of Devonshire is

due early'in February, and the Buteshire ia now finishing loading at Rockhampton. It ia expected that Queensland will benefit to the extent of from £60,00*0 to £70,000. Our cable- gram this morning reports that pr¡cés"riave

risen to 4d. per lb. for hindquarters. Thç '

calculation as to the results i f the advance waa made before the rcaeipt of this later news.


Messrs. J. B. Ellis and Co. report selling, tot £6000 cash, the property situated at the corner of Ann and Boundary streets, recently offered to the corporation as a Town Hall site. The price at which it was offered to the city

was £6500.


The retiring members of the Belmont Divi- sional Board are Messrs. H. Baynes and R. Mee, and it is probable that the election will be oontested, as Messrs. E. Thorne and G. Baynes have declared their intention^ of seeking election. A rumour, that Mr. Stewart is re- tiring is contradicted by that gentleman, who intends to retain his seat. The rates this year have come in remarkably well, and Mr. Slaughter, the olerk, can claim considerable credit for this. Out of a possible £600 the sum of £500 has been oolleotod, or 83 per cent. The remainder consists ohiefly of arrears on

mortgaged properties, whioh would appear to ' bo* praotically irrecoverable as the Aot now



The Quarterly Eleotoral Court for the petty sessions district of South- Brisbane was oom menoed at tho South Brisbano Police Court, be- fore Mr. W. Yaldwyn, on Thursday, and finished yesterday morning. The following olaims were decided:-Brisbane (South), 47 registered and 8 rejeoted ; Woolloongabba, 27 registered and 8 rejected ; Bulimba, 30 registered and 2 rejected ; South Brisbane division of Oxley, G registered and 2 rejeoted ; Logan, 1 registered.


}wing to the scanty accommodation whiob is at present provided for the increasing Catholic population around the Kelvin Grove, Red Hill, and Enoggera districts, it has been deemed advisable that,a new and more sub- stantial church should be erected to meet the present and future requirements. To this end, his Grace tho Arohbishop has kindly consented

lo be present on Sunday next, at St. Bridget's, - Red Hill, at the 11 o'olook mass, to inauguratethomovement. Several contributions havo already been promised for the new church, and it now simply requires that the officiai inauguration of the movement should take place. The want of a now chu roh at Red Hill during tbo present hot weather is very muoh felt, and it is therefore hoped Uhat all sympathisers will attend on this occasion.


Mrs. Edward Thynne, Ben., whose death took place on the 3rd instant, came to Queensland over thirty years ago, and until the last few years lived in the neighbourhood of Ipswich.v She becamo a widow about ten years ago, the lato Mr. Thynne having attained the great age of 95 years, while tho deceased lady herself lived to the ago of 85. She has left surviving her seven ohildron and twenty-eight grand- children. The eldest son is Deputy Inspector General of the Royal Irish Constabulary, ona is on tho Northern telograph staff, another is tho present Postmaster-General and Aoting Attorney-General of Queensland, and the remaining son is ongaged in grazing in the, Burnett district. Ono of her daughters is the, wife of tho gold warden at Gladstone, the,

seeond being the wife of Mr. JuBtice Real,'' the third being the widow of the late Mr. John Ahorn, travelling inspootor of the Queens-, land Police Force. The dooeased lady passed, away very peacefully and quite conscious of. hor approaching death, which she met with oharaoteristio equanimity. The remains will

be laid beside those of the late Mr. Edward', Thynne in the Ipswioh Cemetery. A requiem mass will bo oolobrated at St. Stephen'« Cathedral this morning at 10 o'clock,' Arrangements have been made for a special' train to leave S.onlh Brisbane at 1.5 p.m. to- day, reaching Ipswioh at 2.5, p.m., which will oonvey those desirous of attending the" funeral. , QUEENSLANDERS AT THE MELBOURNE


The following additional returns are to hand in connection with the December« annua) examination of last year:-J. O. Roberts!

passed third year engineering ; J. L. Wosselli' passed Latin, Part I. (compulsory .subjeot foi

B.A, course) ; R. A. Kerr, Entranoe Minot ' scholarship at Ormond College; H, K. M*GJ Walkor, B.A., Open College scholarship (¿EfiO), at Ormond College, Messrs. Kerr, Walker,! and Roberts are Queensland exhibitioners. j PLACING STONES ON THE RAILWAY

LINE. / As tho train whioh leaves Brisbane for

Indooroopilly at 8.10 p.m. wasnearing Auchen- flower on Thursday Driver Masioy notioed Ja

number of ohildron Bitting on the line, as, sounded tho whistle, and immediately slowd down, but it was not until the train was witjin 100 yards of the boys that ihoy moved, ws train had beon slowed down to a rate of tint miles au hour. The boys ran away, and acme threw thomselvoB down in tho long grass, wWst others jumped through the fonoe. Masseyfeaw what appeared to be three atones on the fine, but as the engine was running tender fir* no shook was felt. The atonas vero about ihrfaiio

of hens' eggs. On arrival at Toowong, Massey reported the matter to the station-master. Later on in the afternoon Constable

Fowler,; ,of Toowong, , went_ to ^Tor- wood,"*", where ho. saw two boys,, named William M'Master (aged 11)' and' Matthew Wolshr'iaged 12),' and asked them if they had been down on the railway line during the afternoon. A The boys replied that they had not, but bad been bathing in the oreek. At this junoture a little girl came up and identified tho boys as two of a number of boys whom she saw putting stones on the line. The boys then admitted being on the line, but stated that they only put buttons and pins on the rail. They then informed the constable of the whereabouts of the other boys, and subsequently M'Master and Walsh, with three other boys named Charles Mason (aged 12), Wilfred Moora (aged 11), and ^Charles Kogler (aged 12), were arrested^and charged with'placing stones on the railway line. The

boys were brought up at the City Police Court j yesterday, before Mr. P. Pinnook, P.M., when they were remanded for the ptoduotion of ' further evidence. Bail.wos allowed.


The satisfactory results produced'by tho great activity shown here for some time past (writes a correspondent) proves beyond a doubt that this distriet.'with its large areas of deep soiled scrub lands, is well adapted to the growth of sugar. The fact that &s central mill has been registered for Nambour is pretty con- clusive evidence of the above. In view of this the Lands Department have deoided to at once throw open to selection about 2000 acres, which should, and doubtless will, attraot the attention of large numbers of those desiring to settle on the land. It is to be hoped, however, that the Government will not put too-high a price on the land, remembering the great reduction in the price of sugar; alBo, that they will appoint an officer to show the land to intending seleotors, also lowenngjbo present exceedingly high survey fees, granting the payment of the same to extend over three years instead of in

advance as now.


At the monthly meeting of the Balmoral Divisional Boord on Thursday Mr. Penlington celebrated his retirement from the position of ohairman by inviting the members to a collation in one of the board rooms. Mr. Penlington thanked the members for the loyal assistance they had given him during the year, and spoke in encouraging terms of the future as judged by the very fair position Balmoral oooupied in comparison with other local governing bodies. He also spoke in complimentary terms of the newspaper reports, and proposed the toast of the Press. The toast was acknowledged by a representative, who offered the opinion that Balmoral held a unique position in local government, inasmuch as when other shires and boards were

struggling with overdrafts they had the respeotable credit balance of £900 at the bank. He thought the position was alike flattering to the ohairman, clerk, and board members. Other toasts followed, the health of Mr. Pen- lington being drunk after a very neat speech by Mr. Uhlmann.


The Government are already preparing to give effeot to the Agricultural Lands Purchase Act passed last session, under whioh they are empowered to acquireMand suited to agrioul tural settlement and to dispose of it on terms to those willing to make uso of it. A notifica- tion is now appearing in the " Gazette" inviting applications from persons willing to dispose of freehold estates to the Government under the provisions of the Act. Suoh appli- cations (which, if so desired, will be treated as Btriotly confidential) should state area, descrip- tion, and improvements on the land, together with price, which must not in tho oaáe" of any one offer exceed the sum of £25,000.

The R.M.S. India, from London, vift ports, is duo at Brisbane to-morrow aftercoon, and will berth at Parbury's wharf, South Brisbane.

In a cable message published on the 31st December the Lake Lefroy Gold Mining Oom- pany, whioh has just been registered in London with a capital ot JS150.Q00, was erroneously stated to be a Tasmanian company. The mine in question is situated at Coolgardie. With reference to the North Crosus Company, mentioned in the same issue, it should have been stated that the company is offering to the publio shares to the amount of £29,000. The company was registered some time ago with a capital of £40,000, but of that amount only £29,000 is being offered to the publio. Both the properties referred to were floated by the North Queensland Mines Agenoy, Limited.

In a supplement to the "Government Gazette" published yesterday, appear two Orders-in-Counoil, one abolishing the division of Widgee, and the other constituting a new division of Widgee to include a part of the late division of Glastonbury. The boundaries of the -new division are given, as also the boundaries of tlfb three subdivisions into whioh it is divided.

The tenth annual meeting of the Brisbane Liedertafel was held at the New Zealand Insurance Company's building last evening, when the Hon. W. H. Wilson oooupied the chair, and there was a good attendance of the members. A report was presented whioh showed that, though the sooiety had had to battlo against very adverse oiroumstanoes, it had not only held its own but advanoed. The sub- scription list had 'increased, the performing members had gained in numerical strength, and after expending £232 3s. 7d. (including £25 17s. paid off old accounts), had endod the year with a credit balance of £24 7s. 3d. In moving the adoption of the report and the balance-sheet, whioh was attached to it, Mr. Wilson warmly congratulated the sooiety on the Very satisfactory position in whioh it was placed. The report was unanimously adopted without discussion. Nearly the whole of the officers were re-elected, and eight now members were eleoted. Before the meeting terminated it was decided to tender a oomplimentary concert to Mrs. Gilbert Wilson in recognition of her generous assißtanoo at the society's


A orioket raatoh is being arranged to be played in Ipswich on the 19th and 21st instant between Mr. H. B. Synge*s Armidale team and an Ipswioh representative team. The Ipswich and West Moreton Cricket Association have agreed to give the visitors the net prooeeda of the game, and Messrs. W. M'Murdy, L. Heiner, and W. Carew were appointed a selection oommittee. The trustees 'are endeavouring to obtain the use of the North Ipswich reservo for

the match.

A petition has been filed for the liquidation of the estate of Alcorn and Co. (James Mann Alcorn and Peter Benson), Woolloongabba, Brisbane, contractors. A general meeting of

creditors will be held at the offioe of W. T. Atthow, Brisbane, on the 8th instant. Lia- bilities, £321 Is.

Notice is given that the first quarter of the new year at the Brisbane Grammar Schools, both boys' and girls', will begin on Monday, 4th February. The. head master and head mistress will be in attendance at their respec- tive sohools on Saturday, 2nd February, from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m., to enrol now pupils.

In connection with the recent fire ^ at the West End Brewery, Limited, the managing director offers a liberal reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons concerned in setting fire to the bottling depart Kept on Saturday last.

The half-yearly report and balance-sheet of the i London Bank of Australia, Limited, will bo found in another column. A abort report of the remarks of the ohairman, Sir J. F. Garrick, appeared in yesterday's issue.

A private letter from the Isla Sorub saya : ' Get .out at DoolM Station and stay at Oh attin's Botet; clean, oomfortable; oloae to station.*

Writing from Perseverance Harbour, Camp- bell Island, Mr. O. E. Borcbgrevink gives a brief aacoünt of tbo doings of the expedition on board the. Antarctic, whaler, now onva voyage^ in the,Southern seas. His letter is dated 29th Ootober, and, after announcing tho safe arrival ot the vessel at Campbell Island, he states : " It might bo of some interest to you to know that I have made some good and interesting collections-botanical, zoological, and also geological. To-day we left for tho south, and hope to be able to penetrate as far as Ross was some fifty years ago. We havo all of us great hope as to the result of this enterprise as well for trade as for Baienoe."

v We have received from Messrs. Marchont and Co., soft drink makers, samples of their hore hound beer. Mr. Marohant, who manages the Brisbane business, seems quite onthusiastio about the future success of this drinkT He has quietly been carrying on experiments both with his hop beer and this horchound beer, and is well satisfied with the result.^" A oheap and wholesome soft drink is a necessity of this climate, and this horehound beer seems well suited to meet the demand. It is bright, has bat little sediment, is bitter, yet the bitter is so disguised that its effect upon the palate ajter drinking is entirely pleasant.

At the Brisbane Pet'ty Debts Court yesterday, before Mr. G. P. M. Murray, P.M., verdicts wero ontcrod for the plaintiffs in the following oases : -Undefended cases : Hall, Gibbs, and Falls v. A. O'Connor, subscription £5 5s.; Hertzberg, Milhngen, and Co. v. A. Khans, goods sold £8 11s. 6d.; George Bryant v. J: W. Morrison, dis- honoured promissory-note £15. Defended cases : Brisbane Tailoring Company v. Patrick Li 11 is, goods sold £2 5s.; James Jackson v. William Green and wife, money due £9 10s.

" The half-yearly Closing-out Sale ia now on at Finney, Isles, & Co.'s. All summer goods and many other lines will be marked at prices which must clear them out sharp." *

The Balmoral Divisional Board has tackled the question of the liability of mortgagees for rates with indifferent success. -Instead of being able to forco tho Federal Building Society to pay what is due upon land for whioh they are giving transfers to purchasers, the board has been obliged to hand over £27 for legal expenses. It is all a question of what con- stitutes possession. The law says that the mortgagees in question are not in legal posses- sion, although they are manifestly doing all that the owner could do!. In these civilised days.a man cannot do more when he has sold a pro- perty than hand over his right, title, and interest ; but it seems that another man may do this for him, and yet neither can be forced to pay the rates duo upon the land. The legal owner perhaps is insolvent and cannot pay, and the mortgagee in possession won't pay. Where does the board come in ?

Men's Cotton Netted Undershirts, in all sizes, Is. each, at Finney, Isles, and Co.'s.

These will be found most comfortable and suitable for tho warm weather."

It cannot be said that John Chinaman

not patriotio when he is willing to leave Aus- tralia. ASouthorn contemporary says that " the war, though it has not prejudicially affected the cargo business between China and Australia, bas had its influence upon the passenger traffic A few of the Chinese who are making homeward just now are patriotio. Several of those on board the Tsinan, for example, are taking with them the savings of ten years) and, besides offering their hard cash to help their countrymen in their present misfortunes, purpose joining the army on their arrival in


"Intending purohasersof calicoes, sheetings, flannels, flannelottes, household linens, and furnishing goods of all descriptions will do well to call and insppot Finney, Isles, and Co.'s goods and prices." *

In Mr. Cox's letter on "Artesian Water Supplies" appearing in yesterday's issue, the sentence " The people there [Manchester] are bringing an additional supply of 10,000 gallons," should read 10,000,000 gallons.

" Suburban and country customers, finding it inoonvenient to como-themselves, will-by sending orders with clear description of their wants, quoting about the prices they wish to pay, and sending remittance to cover amount get all the advantages of the reduced prices at Finney, Isles, and Co.'s Glosing-oufSale, same as the keenest buyers in the city." *

Tenders aro invited for the erection of additions to the brewery and bottling depart- ment of the West End Brewery, Limited, South


The town clerk of Townsville, by advertise- ment in another column, calls for tenders for carrying out the sanitary system within the four wards of the municipality.

"Just fancy I ten thousand three hundred and sixty-eight customers being served in two days over Finney, Isles, & Co.'s counters. We are not surprised, however, for this firm never try to humbug the public What they say or advertise can always be relied on." *

Pending the completion of works now being carried on, the Board of Waterworks have decided that no cards of admission shall be issued for visiting the Enoggera Reservoir.

Gympie speculators will be glad to hear that Stewart's Mining Exohange Hotel is the place to stay. Good sample rooms.*

The Woman's Equal Franohise Association announce a moonlight excursion by the steamer Natone on Tuesday next, the 8th' instant. Particulars appear in another oolumn.

"Residents in country should send remit- tances with orders (including sum for postage), and state quantities and prices desired to Finney, IsleB, and Co. Any chango over will be returned to customers with the invoice." '

Nominations to fill tho< vacanoy on the Wynnum Divisional Board caused by the annual retirement of members will be received up to 4 p.m. on Friday, 18th instant. The retiring members are Messrs. M. Adam and T. W. ThomaBon, and the auditors Messrs. R. A. Jordan and R. Shearer.

The establishment of Messrs. Finney, Isles, and Co. will be closed for lunch between the hours of 1 and 2 o'clock eaoh day during the olosing-out sale.* "

Nominations for the Balmoral Divisional Board eleotions will be received on Monday, 21st instant. The retiring members are Messrs. S. Demaok, M. Kavanagh, and A. Kelly, and the auditors Messrs. A.C. Wylie and A. S. Lang.

The Munioipal Council of Brisbane announce that they are now prepared to receive applica- tions for tho balance of the debentures authorised by Aot 57 Vio., No. 13. Interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum will be payablo in Brisbane half-yearly.

Two hundred and seventy (270) pieces of fine new Zephyrs just marked off at Finney, Isles, and Co.'s, at a large reduotion on whole- sale prices, all leading colours and patterns. Reduced prioes, from 8£d. to lid. per yard. Call, or send orders earlv, to secure some of these beautiful fresh goods ; just opened.*