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The Brisbane Courier.


Mr. Wragge anticipates coastal   showers between Townsville and Thurs- day Island, but thinks that for the pre- sent the dry weather in the Central and Western districts is likely to continue.

The opening of the sailing season by the Queensland Yacht Club took place on Saturday.

The function was highly successful, a large number of boats taking part.

The Hon. J. F. M'Dougall, or Rosalie, has resigned his seat in the Legislative Council owing to ill-health.

His Excellency the Governor, speak- ing at Sandgate on Friday last, said that he had heard much of the larrikinism of Australia, but he had not seen much of it in Queensland.

Mr. William Jones was on Saturday   last unanimously re-elected Mayor of

South Brisbane.

Mr. Maitland, of the Government Geo- logical Staff, is prospecting for coal in the Central district.

Sir . George Dibbs is stated to have formed a high opinion of Townsville dur- ing his recent visit. He left there on his return to Sydney on Saturday.

The Marian Central Mill at Mackay has broken down, owing to an accident to the machinery.

, Several Charters Towers riflemen are leaving for Brisbane to take part in the

Rifle Association matches.

Mr. Davitt has cabled another £1000 to Mr. Justin M'Carthy. the amount being largely made tip of the proceeds of his

lectures in Queensland.

' Albert Whitely, a storekeeper at Dubbo, New South Wules, shot his wife dead, and then made several unsuccessful at- tempts to commit suicide.

The committee of the Melbourne Cricket Club have been empowered to bring out another English team in the near future.

The profit derived by the club from the visit of Stoddart's team amounted to over £3900.

. At the A.J.C. Spring Mestlng the Ep- som Handicap was won by Hopscotch, Courallie being second, and Dalmeny third.

Sunday was observed in New South Wales as a day of humiliation and prayer for ruin, and special services were held in all the Protestant churches.

The steamer Warrimoo, with Mark Twain on board, has arrived in Sydney


In connection with the final event in

the race for the America Cup, in which the Valkyrie allowed the Defender a walk over, Lord Dunraven states that it was useless to sail the race, as the com- mittee refused to declare the race void

in the event of a steamer obstructing I either of the yachts.

The Cheshire farmers in England are ! alarmed at the 'great fall in the price of


A number of new West Australian min- ing companies are announced In London.

The ex-Queen of Hawaii, who was sen- tenced to a term of imprisonment for conspiring . against the Republican Go-

vernment, has been pardoned, and the | persons who were exiled for complicity , in the Royalist rising are to be allowed to return to the country.

Violent earthquakes and volcanic erup- tions have occurred In Honduras, Central America, causing great loss of life and destruction of property.

It Is understood in London that the condition of Sir James Garrick's health will prevent his acceptance of a Queens- land Judgeshlp at present.

Sir Thomas M'llwraith Is believed to be willing to accept the Queensland Agency-General If his health will per- mit, but that is very doubtful.

Three of the directors of the South of Prance Railway Company have been tried and acquitted on charges of fraud.

The Sunbeam, with Lord Brassey and his family on board, has arrived at Cape-


France and Russia are disposed to accept the last proposals of the Porte with regatd to the* reforms in Armenia, but the British Government Insist upon more drastic measures.

Mr. Borchgrevlnk Is confident that a small private expedition will leave Eng- land for the Antarctic regions In the spring of next year.

Amy Sherwin's house in England was ransacked by burglars, and all her jewellery, valuable presents, and costly costumes stolen.

Tattersalls are the only successful consultations In Australia. Demonstra- tion Handicap, 10,000 at fis., 7th October. Caulfield Cup, 100,000 at Es., 19th October. Melbourne Cup, 5th November, 100,000 at 20s. and 5s., 50,000 at 10s. Tattersall^, care of George Adams, " Telegraph" Chambers, Brisbane.-(Advt.)