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Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 4,157,900
2 NeilHamilton 2,926,866
3 noelwoodhouse 2,600,363
4 annmanley 2,224,687
5 John.F.Hall 1,989,923
...
13 frankstonlibrary 1,345,496
14 Rhonda.M 1,309,029
15 SheffieldPark 1,220,164
16 mrbh 1,194,653
17 RogerE 1,121,225
18 Scottishlass 1,078,629

1,194,653 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

December 2016 130
November 2016 779
October 2016 1,950
September 2016 722
August 2016 1,784
July 2016 7,512
June 2016 10,022
May 2016 7,804
April 2016 2,729
March 2016 740
February 2016 571
January 2016 766
December 2015 107
November 2015 29
October 2015 206
September 2015 679
August 2015 2,612
July 2015 697
June 2015 2,494
May 2015 324
April 2015 899
March 2015 1,219
February 2015 1,413
January 2015 616
December 2014 524
November 2014 962
October 2014 1,152
September 2014 4,756
August 2014 10,866
July 2014 6,589
June 2014 13,150
May 2014 9,829
April 2014 17,707
March 2014 27,902
February 2014 19,180
January 2014 25,232
December 2013 22,148
November 2013 18,981
October 2013 8,207
September 2013 12,664
August 2013 10,571
July 2013 5,481
June 2013 5,916
May 2013 8,012
April 2013 26,113
March 2013 9,413
February 2013 7,519
January 2013 11,823
December 2012 7,514
November 2012 7,732
October 2012 13,397
September 2012 19,353
August 2012 15,156
July 2012 20,250
June 2012 23,528
May 2012 27,552
April 2012 42,526
March 2012 25,445
February 2012 29,306
January 2012 26,672
December 2011 28,721
November 2011 28,000
October 2011 27,000
September 2011 21,000
August 2011 29,998
July 2011 20,002
June 2011 30,000
May 2011 30,000
April 2011 31,000
March 2011 25,667
February 2011 28,333
January 2011 31,500
December 2010 5,394
November 2010 3,144
October 2010 4,143
September 2010 14,234
August 2010 31,585
July 2010 25,000
June 2010 25,000
May 2010 26,776
April 2010 16,593
March 2010 7,310
February 2010 4,221
January 2010 2,150
December 2009 1,745
November 2009 472
October 2009 125
September 2009 312
August 2009 69
July 2009 63
June 2009 2,121
May 2009 12,115
April 2009 6,743
March 2009 1,554
February 2009 612
January 2009 8,001
December 2008 18,518
November 2008 8,939
October 2008 13,676
September 2008 23,139
August 2008 9,673
July 2008 73

Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 4,157,897
2 NeilHamilton 2,926,866
3 noelwoodhouse 2,600,363
4 annmanley 2,224,617
5 John.F.Hall 1,989,923
...
13 frankstonlibrary 1,345,496
14 Rhonda.M 1,309,029
15 SheffieldPark 1,220,081
16 mrbh 1,194,631
17 RogerE 1,121,225
18 Scottishlass 1,078,629

1,194,631 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

December 2016 130
November 2016 779
October 2016 1,950
September 2016 722
August 2016 1,784
July 2016 7,512
June 2016 10,000
May 2016 7,804
April 2016 2,729
March 2016 740
February 2016 571
January 2016 766
December 2015 107
November 2015 29
October 2015 206
September 2015 679
August 2015 2,612
July 2015 697
June 2015 2,494
May 2015 324
April 2015 899
March 2015 1,219
February 2015 1,413
January 2015 616
December 2014 524
November 2014 962
October 2014 1,152
September 2014 4,756
August 2014 10,866
July 2014 6,589
June 2014 13,150
May 2014 9,829
April 2014 17,707
March 2014 27,902
February 2014 19,180
January 2014 25,232
December 2013 22,148
November 2013 18,981
October 2013 8,207
September 2013 12,664
August 2013 10,571
July 2013 5,481
June 2013 5,916
May 2013 8,012
April 2013 26,113
March 2013 9,413
February 2013 7,519
January 2013 11,823
December 2012 7,514
November 2012 7,732
October 2012 13,397
September 2012 19,353
August 2012 15,156
July 2012 20,250
June 2012 23,528
May 2012 27,552
April 2012 42,526
March 2012 25,445
February 2012 29,306
January 2012 26,672
December 2011 28,721
November 2011 28,000
October 2011 27,000
September 2011 21,000
August 2011 29,998
July 2011 20,002
June 2011 30,000
May 2011 30,000
April 2011 31,000
March 2011 25,667
February 2011 28,333
January 2011 31,500
December 2010 5,394
November 2010 3,144
October 2010 4,143
September 2010 14,234
August 2010 31,585
July 2010 25,000
June 2010 25,000
May 2010 26,776
April 2010 16,593
March 2010 7,310
February 2010 4,221
January 2010 2,150
December 2009 1,745
November 2009 472
October 2009 125
September 2009 312
August 2009 69
July 2009 63
June 2009 2,121
May 2009 12,115
April 2009 6,743
March 2009 1,554
February 2009 612
January 2009 8,001
December 2008 18,518
November 2008 8,939
October 2008 13,676
September 2008 23,139
August 2008 9,673
July 2008 73

Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 murds5 50,008
2 mickbrook 23,724
3 EricTheRed 19,873
4 Stephans 19,868
5 ctrlgeek 16,146
...
311 john73 22
312 kat13v 22
313 marlened 22
314 mrbh 22
315 WillowtreeBear 22
316 cndyh1 21

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June 2016 22


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The Sydney Morning Herald. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1901. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Tuesday 31 December 1901 [Issue No.19,908] page 4 2016-12-09 01:52 One hundred and ninety names wero enrolled
One hundred and ninety names were enrolled
AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION TO PARAGUAY. THE NEW AUSTRALIA SETTLEMENT. WARNING DESPATCH FROM A BRITISH DIPLOMAT. DIFFICULTIES AND INSECURITY OF LIFE. MELBOURNE, Monday. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Tuesday 31 December 1901 [Issue No.19,908] page 5 2016-12-08 02:58 I .- » -
WARNING DESPATCH" FROM A BRITISH
DIFFICULTIES AND"TÑSECÜRITY OF LIFE.
Tho Secretary of State for the Colonies has for-
warded to Mr. Barton, through the Governor
General, a copy of a dospatch recoived by the
Toicign Office from Sir W. Barnngtou (British
Minister at Buenos Ayres) respecting Austiuhan im-
migration to the Now Australia settlement in Para
f;uay. The despatch states -" Mr. John Lano
ias been appomtod honorary agent in Austrahu of
immigration to Paraguay with a viow to fomenting
an mtlux of Austrahan settlers to Paraguay. That n
livelihood can bo obtained there may bo admitted,
but immigrants will be probably disappointed if thoy
allow themselves to expect a prospoious one, for tho
circumstances aro much against them. It is true that
tho chmatm conditions do not impose heavy IOBS
as regards housing and clothing, hut at present
foreign immigration, and oilers mducemonts m the
shape of facilities for tho acquisition of land, but any
grant seems to bo coupled withprovisioiisinfavourof
of plots in tho veiy imporfoctly surveyed districts
where concessions may bo granted. 1 his has boen done
already m New Australia, colony, whero it Ima been
interlopers, but also to cheek the tendency of thoso
already there to shift their quarters and to set np a
tho concession. Laxity of administration in tho
guayan proper may bo a comparatively harmless sort
of person, but thero is a floating, ill-eonditioncd ele-
ment m tho population, po«sibly of foreign extrac-
tion, vindictive by nat uro and very ready to llave
rccourso to the knifo or pistol, and the immunity of
assassins from penalties bofittiufr these crimes consti-
account by anyono contemplating hocoming a mem-
ber of a community where justice is BO lax."

WARNING DESPATCH FROM A BRITISH
DIFFICULTIES AND INSECURITY OF LIFE.
The Secretary of State for the Colonies has for-
warded to Mr. Barton, through the Governor-
General, a copy of a despatch received by the
Foreign Office from Sir W. Barrington (British
Minister at Buenos Ayres) respecting Australian im-
migration to the New Australia settlement in Para-
guay. The despatch states :—" Mr. John Lane
has been appointed honorary agent in Australia of
immigration to Paraguay with a view to fomenting
an influx of Austrahan settlers to Paraguay. That a
livelihood can be obtained there may be admitted,
but immigrants will be probably disappointed if they
allow themselves to expect a prosperous one, for the
circumstances are much against them. It is true that
the climatic conditions do not impose heavy loss
as regards housing and clothing, but at present
foreign immigration, and offers inducements in the
shape of facilities for the acquisition of land, but any
grant seems to be coupled with provisions in favour of
of plots in the very imperfectly surveyed districts
where concessions may be granted. This has been done
already in New Australia colony, where it has been
interlopers, but also to check the tendency of those
already there to shift their quarters and to set up a
the concession. Laxity of administration in the
guayan proper may be a comparatively harmless sort
of person, but there is a floating, ill-conditioned ele-
ment in the population, possibly of foreign extrac-
tion, vindictive by nature and very ready to have
recourse to the knife or pistol, and the immunity of
assassins from penalties befitting these crimes consti-
account by anyone contemplating becoming a mem-
ber of a community where justice is so lax."
NEW YEAR'S DAY THE HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 1 January 1902 [Issue No.19,909] page 8 2016-12-06 02:04 -*
THE HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENT*.
Tho new j car it ill ho luhorcd in to-duy vvitn i o
joicutgs throughout the metropolis and the btatc
generally Eveij town vii! ige, and hauiM, lnrgo
or small tv ill eclebrito m its o» II pirtiiul tr vt aj tho
hirth of a new j e ir In tho metropolis the citizens
will have no lack of imusement to ihjosc from lho
only difficulty will lie to Licet it mt uiLtho 1 of LU
jojTULiit shall he indulged m from the m un opnor
tunitics presented for s"lection It gOLS li tthout say -

THE HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS.
The new year will be ushered in to-day with re-
joicings throughout the metropolis and the State
generally. Every town, village, and hamlet, large
or small, will celebrate in its own particular way the
birth of a new year. In the metropolis the citizens
will have no lack of amusement to choose from. The
only difficulty will be to elect what method of en-
joyment shall be indulged in from the many oppor-
tunities presented for selection. It goes without say-
LOWER RIVERINA. UNFAVOURABLE REPORTS OF STOCK AND CROPS. DENILIQUIN, Wednesday. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 26 December 1901 [Issue No.19,904] page 5 2016-12-04 03:00 -*
UNFAVOURABLE REPORTS OF STOCK AND
Tho poor harvests are creating deep sympathy for
Iho farmers, whose prospects ot a merry Christina "j
aro not very bright Iho hulf "haro 83stein, which
promised so nell a few vcais a/c>, has succumbed to
the continued droughts A few farmers aro still
currying it on on poition. oí Messrs Blackwood
Brothcis' Haran ood i state, wheic the land is ad-
mirably suited for agriculture in fin ourahlo seasons,
hut their modest expectation oi lull / 1J 000 bags has
heen onh half rcalibcd In tho Tinhj and Bungan
distnct the losses from droughts have been mcrcasfd
b\ storms of hail and wind Hit average vield will
not exceed six to eight tyishcls to the ano, while tilt
quantity cut for ha} is infnutesuml compared with
last ^ cur's han est There is 1 ttlo or no old hay, and
tho pnce for neu chifïwill bo fullv double what it
«as last \ear Postoialists aio experiencing a, repetí

UNFAVOURABLE REPORTS OF STOCK AND
The poor harvests are creating deep sympathy for
the farmers, whose prospects of a merry Christmas
are not very bright. The half-share system, which
promised so well a few years ago, has succumbed to
the continued droughts. A few farmers are still
carrying it on on portion of Messrs. Blackwood
Brothers' Harewood Estate, where the land is ad-
mirably suited for agriculture in favourable seasons,
but their modest expectation of fully 13,000 bags has
been only half realised. In the Finlay and Berrigan
district the losses from droughts have been increased
by storms of hail and wind. The average yield will
not exceed six to eight bushels to the acre, while the
quantity cut for hay is infinitesimal compared with
last year's harvest. There is little or no old hay, and
the price for new chaff will be fully double what it
was last year. Postoialists aio experiencing a, repetí
A MASSACRE OF CATS. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 26 December 1901 [Issue No.19,904] page 6 2016-12-03 14:13 The correspondent m Pans of the " Pall Mall
Ga/ette " has supplied his journal with an account
of vv hit he c ills the 'Massacre of Pcrc Lacnaue',
It is as follow s -" There has boen nnorhci massa-
cre lins time the ' rod spot ' isPi.ru Lachaise
larsons neighbouring upon the cemetery have a
pleasant habit of throwing their »lipcrllous cats over
tin. wall î< otwitlistaudiug the gruesome sunound
mgs the cuts seemed to like it, und throve exceed-
ingly Presently there was i battalion of cats
Dining tho silent watches of the night the cats
per luibulatid tilt cemetery and sang in chorus Hld
told the stais ol their loves, and other details of
family affairs >o compl nuts weie received froui
the regul ir inhabitants ot Pere Lachaisc, vv ho, by the
way, «umbel 1,¿00,000 It was, so to say u visitor
who complained She vio-s pruvtug one d ty in the
littlo chapel attached to the tomb of her husband,
who was lecentlv dead In the midst ot lier orisons
ii cat sprung out from the gloom of the suictuury and
scurned through the dooi Ihe here ived lady, vv ho,
it was believed was at the very time
namo was Geoiges), wa« so stJitled that
she fainted W hen she tauie to f>he told the
guardian ol the tiuieterv ni what unfamiliar shape
her husband lind uppeired Hu olhuul thought
theie wiis it moic ratiouul explanation It uppears
that the cuts hail tukou to bud habits mid to living
in the private ihupils Hie edict went iorth that
they were tobo destroyed A Herod aiose who
slew not only tin firstborn but the fathers us well
A mv story han js ovci their hist moments, and no
mau know eth then grave It is commonly reported
that it is the crematorium The Society for tin Pio
teitiou 01 Animals got to heal of thesL pioceediugs
and mtei viewed tho t hief kelper oi the lemetery
According to ' L'Fclair,1 lie replied ni u facetious
vein, notwitlistuiidiug the solemnity of the subject
Iii saul that he killed the cats not only because of
their depredations, but because thev fed upon the
buds lie preferred the hirds Ho appears even to
lime quoted poelry lo piovc that they were ni then
propel place on thu gnves, and, finally- surely the
most flippant of all his remarks-he sai 1 he thought
he was entitled to the society » pn/o for having saved
lives-those of the birds It ically is the fact that
the cats behav ed with gr iv e impropriety, and that
thou conduct merited banishment, at the least Hut
it is difficult to banish a cat htnee possibly the
alternative But au old fieuiienter of Pero Laclmse
ii inconsolable He cunio every day to feed the cuts
They got to know his footsteps, and tiley loosed on
his lace as the face ot n friend Now he has no
clients-at least, a mere beggarly lew "
The correspondent in Paris of the " Pall Mall
Gazette " has supplied his journal with an account
of what he calls the " Massacre of Pere Lachaise."
It is as follows :—" There has been another massa-
cre. This time the ' red spot ' is Pere Lachaise.
Persons neighbouring upon the cemetery have a
pleasant habit of throwing their superflous cats over
the wall. Notwithstanding the gruesome surround-
ings the cats seemed to like it, and throve exceed-
ingly. Presently there was a battalion of cats.
During the silent watches of the night the cats
perambulated the cemetery and sang in chorus and
told the stars of their loves, and other details of
family affairs. No complaints were received from
the regular inhabitants of Pere Lachaise, who, by the
way, number 1,200,000. It was, so to say, a visitor
who complained. She was praying one day in the
little chapel attached to the tomb of her husband,
who was recently dead. In the midst of her orisons
a cat sprung out from the gloom of the sanctuary and
scurried through the door. The bereaved lady, who,
it was believed, was at the very time
name was Georges), was so startled that
she fainted. When she came to she told the
guardian of the cemetery in what unfamiliar shape
her husband had appeared. He official thought
there was a more rational explanation. It appears
that the cats had taken to bad habits and to living
in the private chapels. The edict went forth that
they were to be destroyed. A Herod arose who
slew not only the firstborn, but the fathers as well.
A mystery hangs over their last moments, and no
man knoweth their grave. It is commonly reported
that it is the crematorium. The Society for the Pro-
tection of Animals got to hear of these proceedings,
and interviewed the chief keeper of the cemetery.
According to ' L'Eclair,' he replied in a facetious
vein, notwithstanding the solemnity of the subject.
He said that he killed the cats not only because of
their depredations, but because they fed upon the
birds. He preferred the birds. He appears even to
have quoted poetry to prove that they were in their
proper place on the graves, and, finally—surely the
most flippant of all his remarks—he said he thought
he was entitled to the society's prize for having saved
lives—those of the birds. It really is the fact that
the cats behaved with grave impropriety, and that
their conduct merited banishment, at the least. But
it is difficult to banish a cat ; hence, possibly, the
alternative. But an old frequenter of Pere Lachaise
is inconsolable. He came every day to feed the cats.
They got to know his footsteps, and they looked on
his face as the face of a friend. Now he has no
clients—at least, a mere beggarly few."
BRITISH POLITICS. THE LIBERAL CAMPAIGN. ACCUSATIONS BY SIR H. CAMPBELLBANNERMAN. LONDON, Nov. 27. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 28 November 1901 [Issue No.19,880] page 7 2016-12-01 01:54 ACCUSATIONS BY SIR II. CAMPBELL
LONDON, NOT. 27.
Sir Henry Campboll-Bannerman, the leader
left the lioers, and the insults to other Powers
Sir Henry Campbcll-Bannerman urged the
restoration of tho civil rights o'f Capo Colony,
ACCUSATIONS BY SIR H. CAMPBELL-
LONDON, Nov. 27.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the leader
left the Boers, and the insults to other Powers
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman urged the
restoration of the civil rights of Cape Colony,
PAINTERS ON STRIKE. DISPUTE AT FITZROY DOCK. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 28 November 1901 [Issue No.19,880] page 7 2016-11-30 19:00 PAINTERS ON STItHIE.
A small stake m tho painting trade oeeinicd j es
tciday morning at the I lt/roy Dock li hen a number
ot men censed work J ho painters affected com-
plain that a iiumboi of labourers liad hean employed
to do woik which belonged to their tmdo these
men received only 7B pel daj, While the paiuters
wcie paul tho recognised wage of 9s One ot tho
rules of the Pnmtera' Union, lo «Inch thoso on
strike belong, doclaics that no member shall work
on a contract where unskilled lahoui is eniploj od to
do tradesraen'n w ork
A meeting of tho management committee of the
union mis held at tho iiadcs Hull last night, the
president (Mi R Similhvood) being ill the chair,
w hen tho matter was fully discussed It is mulei
stood that tho men ort slnko will haio tho full
sympathy of tho union mid at a general meeting to
.bo held on Monday next It will be decided ii hat
notion is to ho adopted Tho trouble is only of
small dimensions, as the men nftectcd ure few in
number, mid tho dispute is not likely to extend
bejond the Tit^roy Dock
PAINTERS ON STRIKE.
A small strike in the painting trade occurred yes-
terday morning at the Fitzroy Dock, when a number
of men ceased work. The painters affected com-
plain that a number of labourers had been employed
to do work which belonged to their trade. These
men received only 7s per day, while the painters
were paid the recognised wage of 9s. One of the
rules of the Painters' Union, to which those on
strike belong, declares that no member shall work
on a contract where unskilled labour is employed to
do tradesmen's work.
A meeting of the management committee of the
union was held at the Trades Hall last night, the
president (Mr. R. Smallwood) being in the chair,
when the matter was fully discussed. It is under-
stood that the men on strike will have the full
sympathy of the union, and at a general meeting to
be held on Monday next it will be decided what
action is to be adopted. The trouble is only of
small dimensions, as the men affected are few in
number, and the dispute is not likely to extend
beyond the Fitzroy Dock.
MR. G. H. REID ON THE QUESTION. JUSTIFIES HIS ACTION. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 19 December 1901 [Issue No.19,898] page 7 2016-11-26 02:11 Mi G II Roui, when asked lils viens hy at
" Herald " report«i lnstoveinug uiion the qiioation of
iho föderal cr nibil site, saul -'Mr See's icceiit ut-
terances concerning tlio sito vv ci o mich iib giivo colour
to Um talk ni Molbotu no as to thal eil) being llxod
upon us tho fedcial capital lito iitlonipt to mak»
Swine*, tho capital would bu quito na wiuiuf; ns tho
fonnoi suggestion Uolh pmposiils, hoi ovoi, would
constitute) ii breach ot ii statute lutcomout 'Ilia
diQicult) would not bo so giout piovidul tho oloctoit
of eitlior city vv eio vv llliug to giv o w li) on tho point,
hut," ho saul, " this wns practically impossible, and,
m fact, not likol) ovci to oecui "
Mr. G. H. Reid, when asked his views by a
" Herald " reporter last evening upon the question of
the federal capital site, said :—" Mr. See's recent ut-
terances concerning the site were such as gave colour
to the talk in Melbourne as to that city being fixed
upon as the federal capital. The attempt to make
Sydney the capital would be quite as wrong as the
former suggestion. Both proposals, however, would
constitute a breach of a statute agreement. The
difficulty would not be so great provided the electors
of either city were willing to give way on the point,
but," he said, " this was practically impossible, and,
in fact, not likely ever to occur."
TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 19 December 1901 [Issue No.19,898] page 7 2016-11-25 15:11 Sir,-In tho Commonwealth Goyoniment nu
lyvo mombcrs of tho Promiors' conforoiico yvhich
settled tho clauses in tho Constitution Act dealing
yyith tim mattoi Is it too uiuih to cvpoct that thoy
uii¡,ht cnhghttii tho pcoplo of Noyv South Wales ns to
what tho intention «as nt any into? Lyon it
Mi Gai rattlers s arguments should bo decided
taloumbi) to his contention thero eau bo no
denjitig tho fact that tbo pulihu gonoially havo
rested under tho hohof that tho selection
of tho sito lay with tho Federal Parlia-
ment jVnd if thero is anything m Mi Bal-
lon s mid bn William L) no's contention, that it is
incumbent on the State Goy ornmont of Noyv South
Wales to liidtcato nsito, what ib thoinennuig cf al)
this talk ibout a j,raiul tour of inspection by tim
members if tint Fuihmneiit' And presumably tho
190 members of tho Stat a Pitliamont must also mako
Iho gland tour to enable thom to help ali bco ni
coming to a decision What inako hohuyo it allis
What tho pcoplo of Noyv South AVnles desire is ii
businesslike nivostip-attoii hy empotent mon, on
yylioso report tho lcdoral Parhamiiit yyill decido
I hat decision being i cpoi ted to tho Stato Goy oriiiuent,
it will ho thoir dut) to [ass nu Alt clothing thu
lcdornl Oovomment« ith tho ncccssar) powors of
resumption It tho Stato Parliament rofuso thoso
pow trs tho seat of govorntnout romanis ludcllnilely
in Molbouruo
If Mi Soo mamillius his present nttitiido but in«
sists on piogroBs being mudo by tho lcdoral Govern«
incut, ho «ill hnyo tho pooplo ofNow South Wales
behind lum And just hoio ona may ask, has Mr
Reid no yvord to say to tho public on th s mntUr *
Ho mudo tho bargain at tho conference, ami tho poopl >
of this St-itn huyo a chum foi his «I ron nous oflorts to
hay o that bargain completo I What is ho doing i
I um &c
jVLEX. WILSON.
Docombor l8.
Sir,—In the Commonwealth Government are
two members of the Premiers' conference which
settled the clauses in the Constitution Act dealing
with the matter. Is it too much to expect that they
might enlighten the people of New South Wales as to
what the intention was at any rate? Even if
Mr. Carruthers's arguments should be decided
favourably to his contention there can be no
denying the fact that the public generally have
rested under the belief that the selection
of the site lay with the Federal Parlia-
ment. And if there is anything in Mr. Bar-
ton's and Sir William Lyne's contention, that it is
incumbent on the State Government of New South
Wales to indicate a site, what is the meaning of all
this talk about a grand tour of inspection by the
members of that Parliament? And presumably the
190 members of the State Parliament must also make
the grand tour to enable them to help Mr. See in
coming to a decision. What make-believe it all is.
What the people of New South Wales desire is a
businesslike investigation by compotent men, on
whose report the Federal Parliament will decide.
That decision being reported to the State Government,
it will be their duty to pass an Act clothing the
Federal Government with the necessary powers of
resumption. If the State Parliament refuse those
powers the seat of government remains indefinitely
in Melbourne.
If Mr. See maintains his present attitude but in-
sists on progress being made by the Federal Govern-
ment, he will have the people of New South Wales
behind him. And just here one may ask, has Mr.
Reid no word to say to the public on this matter ?
He made the bargain at the conference, and the people
of this State have a claim for his strenuous efforts to
have that bargain completed. What is he doing ?
I am, &c.,
ALEX. WILSON.
December 18.
AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL. CUDAL, Wednesday. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 19 December 1901 [Issue No.19,898] page 8 2016-11-25 14:52 AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL..
Stripping is in full sw ing. Tlio wheat crops are
turning out much better than yyas anticipated, and a
yield of eight to 10 bags ]>er nero is not uncommon.
Ono paddock of 70 acres retumed 71)0 bags of yvhtat
Noyv yy heat is arriving daily at the local mill. The
INVERELL. Wednesday.
Harvesting is nearly completed. Tho wheat yield
is beyond tho most saugiuuc expectations Hot
winds and duststoims nre prevalent. Glass mil
horbnge aro disappearing, Tho M'lntyio River,
adjacent to tho town, is drying up. If no rain
comes shortl) theie will bo a poor outlook for tho
A bush fire broke out at Piko's farm ) cstorday,
and destroyed about 50 acres ot grass.
Snakes aro y ery numerous this season. Several
Tyyo hush fires occurred yestcrda), Mr. Potei
O'Bncn, of Wellington Flat, had 20 hags of w beat
yycio 150 bags stacked mu piddock ready foi carting,
yihcli the stubble otan adjoining paddock cantrill, lue.
A good deal of fencing yyas also destroyed, buta
large quantity of bags ot yvheat yyero saved.
Another fire occurred atMr.AV A. Foyster's, Arthur-
ville, hut nos got under beforo it reached the yy heat
paddock, only, however, .liter strenuous eterlious.
AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL.
Stripping is in full swing. The wheat crops are
turning out much better than was anticipated, and a
yield of eight to 10 bags per acre is not uncommon.
One paddock of 70 acres retumed 760 bags of wheat.
New wheat is arriving daily at the local mill. The
INVERELL, Wednesday.
Harvesting is nearly completed. The wheat yield
is beyond the most sanguine expectations. Hot
winds and duststorms are prevalent. Grass and
herbage are disappearing. The McIntyre River,
adjacent to the town, is drying up. If no rain
comes shortly there will be a poor outlook for the
summer.
A bush fire broke out at Pike's farm yesterday,
and destroyed about 50 acres of grass.
Snakes are very numerous this season. Several
Two bush fires occurred yesterday. Mr. Peter
O'Brien, of Wellington Flat, had 20 bags of wheat
were 150 bags stacked in a paddock ready for carting,
when the stubble of an adjoining paddock caught fire.
A good deal of fencing was also destroyed, but a
large quantity of bags of wheat were saved.
Another fire occurred at Mr. W. A. Foyster's, Arthur-
ville, but was got under before it reached the wheat
paddock, only, however, after strenuous exertions.

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