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Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 4,421,460
2 NeilHamilton 3,046,878
3 noelwoodhouse 2,888,127
4 annmanley 2,237,561
5 John.F.Hall 2,116,708
...
13 kayoung 1,430,141
14 JudyClayden 1,368,979
15 SheffieldPark 1,308,565
16 mrbh 1,203,059
17 RogerE 1,158,903
18 Scottishlass 1,150,092

1,203,059 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

April 2017 1,422
March 2017 756
February 2017 2,500
January 2017 1,795
December 2016 2,063
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 4,421,429
2 NeilHamilton 3,046,878
3 noelwoodhouse 2,888,127
4 annmanley 2,237,491
5 John.F.Hall 2,116,703
...
13 kayoung 1,429,428
14 JudyClayden 1,368,520
15 SheffieldPark 1,308,441
16 mrbh 1,203,037
17 RogerE 1,158,903
18 Scottishlass 1,150,092

1,203,037 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

April 2017 1,422
March 2017 756
February 2017 2,500
January 2017 1,795
December 2016 2,063
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 mickbrook 76,697
2 jaybee67 70,520
3 murds5 54,198
4 PhilThomas 23,645
5 EricTheRed 20,242
...
483 lou168leo 22
484 marlened 22
485 matta1 22
486 mrbh 22
487 PHawkeye 22
488 rodwest 22

22 line(s) corrected.

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June 2016 22


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TAKING THE VEIL. CEREMONY AT ECHUCA. ECHUCA, Wednesday. (Article), The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thursday 28 January 1904 [Issue No.15253] page 6 2017-04-30 18:22 TAKING TEE VEIL.
J .ne cnapel at the Brigidine Con-
Vent was crowded this morning, when
were solemnised. The ceremony was per
O.S.A., assisted by the Rev. Father TAfTatK
The young ladies who professed and re
ceived the white habit were Mist Xolan of
ilillewa (in religion Sister Mary Cecilia);
Sister Mary Anthony), and Miss Maloney
of Wangaratta (in religion Sister Mary An
veil werer—Sister M. Stanislaus Ryan, of
Seymour; Sister M. Alphonsus Quinn. of
Warracknabeal; Sister M. Anthony Quinn
of Biggora, and Sister M. Anthony Skelly.
the ceremony a large company was enter
TAKING THE VEIL.
The chapel at the Brigidine Con-
vent was crowded this morning, when
were solemnised. The ceremony was per-
O.S.A., assisted by the Rev. Father Laffan.
The young ladies who professed and re-
ceived the white habit were Miss Nolan, of
Millewa (in religion Sister Mary Cecilia);
Sister Mary Anthony), and Miss Maloney,
of Wangaratta (in religion Sister Mary An-
veil were:—Sister M. Stanislaus Ryan, of
Seymour; Sister M. Alphonsus Quinn, of
Warracknabeal; Sister M. Anthony Quinn,
of Diggora, and Sister M. Anthony Skelly,
the ceremony a large company was enter-
THE CAPTAIN'S. STATEMENT. HOW THE VESSEL WAS LOST. NARROW ESCAPE OF THE OFFICERS. WELLINGTON, Tuesday. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 27 November 1901 [Issue No.19,879] page 10 2017-04-30 17:56 Tins barquo has figured to somo extent in Now
South AVales shipping lnstoiy Just a quarter of a
Century ago she was launched by Mr Marshall on tho
Nambucca. River, tho ovont botng signalised b) mom
than ordinal i enthusiasm, from the fact that a vessel
of 600 tons could bo put in Nambucca Rn er mid
SUCCONSIUIII noss the lui lho means which wero
used, it is said, to ov creóme the feat of tow inga
barque diaw mg n linger number of feet of wutul
than was on lite bar was b) means of empty casks
and tauks, wInch gave lier such buojnucy as to
negotiate the shallow outlet lu tho circumstances it
is narrated that the Roi al Tar met w ith an tirciilcnt
w hieb had to bo attended to upon her urn val at S) fl-
uey soon after Toi several )cars following her
launch sho sailed under the well-known flag of
the late Mr John Booth, shipowner and timber
nicrchuut, of Balmain, and it wits during one of lier
voyages irom Sjduej to the New Guinea coast and
to Pttgot Sound thal ono of the saddest sea stones m
couucetion with Australian recent matitimo histoi)
ociuircd AVlnle at New Guinea the niastci, Cap-
tain lriinkliu, died of fever, and soveialofthe
crew Hits lett the lcsjiousibiht) of completing the
v oyage upon tho chief officer, Ml Rync, who at tho
tuno of tho deaths at Now Guinea had apparent!)
eluded the malarial attack In such a placo no w ni
of communicating w ith his ow ners vi as possible, and
loss wtro tho facilities for sluppmg mon m the places
of tiloso who hal diod Ho therefoio set sall for
ban Fnincisco, but when out a low days was soi/cd
bv miilanul s) mptoms and uied Either thrco or four
of the remiumng inembois of his crew also suc-
cumbed, mid then tho second male with
tho leinaining fo'iastlo hands barely worked
tho vessel to lier destination Cipluni
Read, ot Sydney, who was then m Captain Aoss's
barque Pet, and wlio vi as tit Now Guinea when the
Ro)iil lui captain lind men died, calls to mind that
dilling tho samo w eck tho fever cained olí Captain
Tiers, of Mt Joint Williams' barquentitie Armlelc,
and some of tile crow of that v cssel Ho si) s that
it was a inoiuorabl) mom nful sceno m tito ¡tarben
lailj foi ci stricken countrj m w Inch ths ships wcie
ilienlvimr
After icliirning from San Francisco viaPuget
Sound, the Roj i! lar w is taken up by the then
known ' New Australia " part), and earned tiv.
batches of " Now aiutrahaus ' to l'lirvruay Copi in.
Logan made tim hist trip and Captain Kennedy the
s"eoud Good voja_es woio made the httlo ves=el
being a tost cn ft but li ide in that line f illmg oft
sho chun-cd hands to Mr T J Craig, of Auckland,
bv whom sito w is ow ned at the time of her w ltck
Sinon bei Piraguay cipeiicneo she was cluclly
identified with the Kiupaia to Mtlbourno trade,
cui)iiig kauri timber catgoes
This barque has figured to some extent in New
South Wales shipping history. Just a quarter of a
century ago she was launched by Mr. Marshall on the
Nambucca River, the event being signalised by more
than ordinary enthusiasm, from the fact that a vessel
of 600 tons could be put in Nambucca River and
successfully cross the bar. The means which were
used, it is said, to overcome the feat of towing a
barque drawing a larger number of feet of water
than was on the bar was by means of empty casks
and tanks, which gave her such buoyancy as to
negotiate the shallow outlet. In the circumstances it
is narrated that the Royal Tar met with an accident
which had to be attended to upon her arrival at Syd-
ney soon after. For several years following her
launch she sailed under the well-known flag of
the late Mr. John Booth, shipowner and timber
merchant, of Balmain, and it was during one of her
voyages from Sydney to the New Guinea coast and
to Puget Sound that one of the saddest sea stories in
connection with Australian recent maritime history
occurred. While at New Guinea the master, Cap-
tain Franklin, died of fever, and several of the
crew. This left the responsibility of completing the
voyage upon the chief officer, Mr. Ryrie, who at the
time of the deaths at New Guinea had apparently
eluded the malarial attack. In such a place no way
of communicating with his owners was possible, and
less were the facilities for shipping men in the places
of those who had died. He therefore set sail for
San Francisco, but when out a few days was seized
by malarial symptoms and died. Either three or four
of the remaining members of his crew also suc-
cumbed, and then the second mate with
the remaining fo'castle hands barely worked
the vessel to her destination. Captain
Read, of Sydney, who was then in Captain Voss's
barque Pet, and who was at New Guinea when the
Royal Tar captain and men died, calls to mind that
during the same week the fever carried off Captain
Evers, of Mr. John Williams' barquentine Vailele,
and some of the crew of that vessel. He says that
it was a memorably mournful scene in the particu-
larly fever-stricken country in which the ships were
then lying.
After returning from San Francisco, via Puget
Sound, the Royal Tar was taken up by the then
known " New Australia " party, and carried two
batches of " New Australians " to Paraguay. Captain
Logan made the first trip and Captain Kennedy the
second. Good voyages were made, the little vessel
being a fast craft, but trade in that line falling off
she changed hands to Mr. J. J. Craig, of Auckland,
by whom she was owned at the time of her wreck.
Since fer Paraguay experience she was chiefly
identified with the Kaipara to Melbourne trade,
carrying kauri timber cargoes.
EGYPTIAN INFLUENCE IN WEST AFRICA. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 27 November 1901 [Issue No.19,879] page 12 2017-04-30 17:39 often been commented upon. I his fascinating sub-
ject caine forward piomiiientlv somo two Aeirs
ngo, Avhon M Dubois published lusnttraclivo volume,
" limbuctoo tho M) stemms " that ti noller and
luithoi claimed to have established tim Lg)ptiau
iiiice'tl) ot tlio Songhj), on tlio " History of tho
Souilaii," thb " Tank," a complete cop) of which ho
brought bach vv iib lum from t iinbucU o, und although
-now that au excellent translation ol tho ' tank "
has been issued b) M Houdus-îtis not possible to
aceopt M Dubois* conclusions m their entiroty, fho
general result of his diseov erics has been to intensify
tho feeling that Egyptian liilluence mndo itself felt in
tho Niger region ot avery mcient date lhc archi-
tecture nf Jemie, at ono time the granar) and em-
porium of tho !¡N ígn Bend, cleail) bears Egjptinn
traces, w hielt Dr Troern in also obscrv ed in another
of the oldest cities ot Africa, Bonluku, while "irtuiu
sculptures noticed m Kumusi li) tlio sime authoi m
1897, uiior to the completion of tlio vandalism com-
menced b) the British i \pedition in 1378 and fin illy
necomjilished last )eai, when tlie Irest vestige of the
tuitivo town win dentro) ed, were suggestive of
Egvpttan origin Some of the broures diseov ercd at
Benin would seem to argue a fur oil Egvjilnu con-
nection although tho inijonfv of them may bo
asenbod to Portuguese antécédents, tin 1 Burton's
lodge of the Ogbom Secrot Societ) at Abcokuti re-
semble them
often been commented upon. This fascinating sub-
ject came forward prominently some two years
ago, when M. Dubois published his attractive volume,
" Timbuctoo the Mysterious." That traveller and
author claimed to have established the Egyptian
ancestry of the Songhay, on the " History of the
Soudan," the " Tarik," a complete copy of which he
brought back with him from Timbuctoo, and although
—now that an excellent translation of the " Tarik "
has been issued by M. Houdas—it is not possible to
accept M. Dubois' conclusions in their entirety, the
general result of his discoveries has been to intensify
the feeling that Egyptian influence made itself felt in
the Niger region at a very ancient date. The archi-
tecture of Jenne, at one time the granary and em-
porium of the Niger Bend, clearly bears Egyptian
traces, which Dr. Freeman also observed in another
of the oldest cities of Africa, Bontuku, while certain
sculptures noticed in Kumasi by the same author in
1897, prior to the completion of the vandalism com-
menced by the British expedition in 1878 and finally
accomplished last year, when the Iast vestige of the
native town was destroyed, were suggestive of
Egyptian origin. Some of the bronzes discovered at
Benin would seem to argue a far-off Egyptian con-
nection, although the majority of them may be
ascribed to Portuguese antecedents, and Burton's
record of " hawk-headed figures " on the door of the
lodge of the Ogboni Secret Society at Abeokuta re-
semble them.
THE REFORMED COUNCIL. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 28 November 1901 [Issue No.19,880] page 6 2017-04-30 17:30 Such m a bare outline is some recoid of
reconstituí* d under the Act of last year
llitie has been dtssiti'-fuction outside tue
council at the rate of lcfoiin and tile pro
gramme of tho pint) that carried the elections
of Nov. ember last has been but slowly and
by sections put into cfieel Theio has been
cemplaint within tho council at tnc perpetua
lion of tho divided control which goes to
the root of so many civic disabilities unel
dilhcultics Nevertheless tho outgoing Mayor
and his council, much has still another j car
of oflice before meeting tho citizens again
can look back upon a period of quiot and
usotulwork in rebuilding the fabric of city
administration Iho community otves Us
thanks to the council It may not have done so
would wish , but wo liavo to bear in mind
that oven with its now instalment of liberal
legislation* our government of tho city is
still crippled by financial md legislativ c dis
abilities If tho promise of l'JOl is sustained
and increased m tho now ) ear now lit hand,
if undei the town clerk <vho is cominc; the
administration of cit) affairs becomes effect-
general policy tho council can li ind over to
its successors at the elections of nest > car an
lmproyod «ml thoroughly effi lent systoiu of
management, then a chum will have been
made out winch Parliament and Mmislers
gol ernmi-nt in tho city and pel haps with co
operation from tho subuibir councils in the
area of Gio iter Sy lnc\
Such in a bare outline is some record of
the first year's work of the City Council as
reconstituted under the Act of last year.
There has been dissatisfaction outside the
council at the rate of reform, and the pro-
gramme of the party that carried the elections
of November last has been but slowly and
by sections put into effect. There has been
complaint within the council at the perpetua-
tion of the divided control which goes to
the root of so many civic disabilities and
difficulties. Nevertheless the outgoing Mayor
and his council, which has still another year
of office before meeting the citizens again,
can look back upon a period of quiet and
useful work in rebuilding the fabric of city
administration. The community owes its
thanks to the council. It may not have done so
would wish ; but we have to bear in mind
that even with its new instalment of liberal
legislation our government of the city is
still crippled by financial and legislative dis-
abilities. If the promise of 1901 is sustained
and increased in the new year now at hand,
if under the town clerk who is coming the
administration of city affairs becomes effect-
general policy the council can hand over to
its successors at the elections of next year an
improved and thoroughly efficient system of
management, then a claim will have been
made out which Parliament and Ministers
government in the city, and perhaps with co-
operation from the suburban councils in the
area of Greater Sydney.
THE CRICKET MATCH. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 28 November 1901 [Issue No.19,880] page 6 2017-04-30 17:23 Drinking Tups ¡it the Crickot Giouud -Diuing
a discussion at tho meeting of tho AArnter and
Sovvcrugo Bonid}tstorday ali DavB diovv nttcn
lion to the want of water taps foi dunking pur-1
poses ut the Sjdno} Cueket Giound Ho Bnid
that in other countries such grounds w ero supplied
with an adequtito numboi of w ater taps, and ho
tftought thal at tho picbcnt lime they woro
ni gently needed Mi Garrard pointed out that
the bo nil had no ícsponsibitit} in tho mallei
Tne San Francisco Mad Sen ice -îlessra Bums,
Philp, mid Co , managing agents foi tho Oceanic
Company's A and A line, aro m îcceipt of n
cable ad\i«iug lho arrival of tho BMS Siena
(w Inch left hoic on lilli instant) nt fenn Francisco
at 2 p in on Monda}, the 21th instint In the
usual course oin mulls foi England tv ill bo tiims
foircd ovoilnnd to New York and leuo poi
Cnnaid luici Ciniipania on Saturday ne\t reach-
ing Lnglnud on 1 nday, December fl This is a
good record, being n bttlo ovei ¿0 dn}s ft oin
Vustiaha lo Loudon and 2G da} s from Auckland
Drinking Taps at the Cricket Ground.—During
a discussion at the meeting of the Water and
Sewerage Board yesterday Mr. Davis drew atten-
tion to the want of water taps for drinking pur-
poses at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He said
that in other countries such grounds were supplied
with an adequate number of water taps, and he
thought that at the present time they were
urgently needed. Mr. Garrard pointed out that
the board had no responsibility in the matter.
The San Francisco Mail Service.—Messrs. Bums,
Philp, and Co., managing agents for the Oceanic
Company's A. and A. line, are in receipt of a
cable advising the arrival of the R.M.S. Sierra
(which left here on 5th instant) at San Francisco
at 2 p.m. on Monday, the 25th instant. In the
usual course the mails for England will be trans-
ferred overland to New York and leave per
Cunard liner Campania on Saturday next, reach-
ing England on Friday, December 6. This is a
good record, being a little over 30 days from
Australia to London and 26 days from Auckland.
ABOUT PEOPLE (Article), The Inverell Times (NSW : 1899 - 1954), Monday 3 November 1941 page 3 2017-04-29 03:32 The death occurred at toe Warialda
The death occurred at the Warialda
NEWCASTLE. [?]WOOD COLLIERY EXPLOSION INQUEST. THE MANAGER'S EVIDENCE. NEWCASTLE, Friday. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 30 November 1901 [Issue No.19,882] page 11 2017-04-29 03:25 Tho fan was first started m Dcconibor last Prior to
that ventilation vv as elf eoted by means of a f urnaca
at tho old Burwood pit WitniBS hadsconvory httlo
gas lately Ho lind stou soma in tho south sido ol
tho crosscuts, and had met tr ices in tw o portions ot
tho Not them district lheso vv ero tho tn o districts
fin thest from shaft I ho fireman Selby had less than
60 places tooxaminoin the fi ur honra allowed hy thu
Coal Alines Regulation Act, and witness was of
opinion thut hu lind ampio tuno in vv Inch to mako tho
examinations AVitnoss thought tlint helby had com-
plied with tho Act in his oxmnination of No I
stontou IIB described by him m his ovidouco Ow nig
lo tho situation of tho stanton it was impossible for
gas to lodgo there Safoty lumps wera used through-
out tho south sido workings oxcopt on the
main an ourrent or hatilago way AVitnesj
would hardly desonbo Ibu shaft ciosscut as " a
di) and dust) road " Undoi special rulos is was not
considered di) and dust) enough to require w utor
uig before bunting It would bo dniigeioua to blast
m ii vol) diy and dusty rend AVitnoss poimittod
blasting on thnt road with gunpowder Ho had
olwa)s lold tho deputies to ropoit gus should thoy
find any, mid to mako true îoports Thiro was ovi
deneo in lho shaft ciosscut of considerable forco
The fan was first started in December last. Prior to
that ventilation was effected by means of a furnace
at the old Burwood pit. Witness had seen very little
gas lately. He had seen some in the south side of
the crosscuts, and had met traces in two portions of
the Northern district. These were the two districts
furthest from shaft. The fireman Selby had less than
60 places to examine in the four hours allowed by the
Coal Mines Regulation Act, and witness was of
opinion that he had ample time in which to make the
examinations. Witness thought that Selby had com-
plied with the Act in his examination of No. 4
stenton as described by him in his evidence. Owing
to the situation of the stenton it was impossible for
gas to lodge there. Safety lamps were used through-
out the south side workings except on the
main air current or haulage way. Witness
would hardly describe the shaft crosscut as " a
dry and dusty road." Under special rules is was not
considered dry and dusty enough to require water-
ing before blasting. It would be dangerous to blast
in a very dry and dusty road. Witness permitted
blasting on that road with gunpowder. He had
always told the deputies to report gas should they
find any, and to make true reports. There was evi-
dence in the shaft crosscut of considerable force.
THE OIL MONOPOLY. LARGE PURCHASE OF INTERESTS. LONDON, Dec. 6. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Monday 9 December 1901 [Issue No.19,889] page 7 2017-04-29 03:16 interest Roth companies aro lcnroseutod in Sydney,
mid foi some mouths past the} liavo controlled trio
keroseuo oil trade of Australia, which hithoito was
oxelnsiyoly servod by tho American Company 1 ho
*' Shell " Transpoit mid rrauing Company linliuted
the bulk system of hundlmg oil in this port, and has
up to date had tu o cargoes of bulk oil from Batoum,
the gtoat oil centre m the Caspian Sea It had been
anticipated, howevei, that at a hi tri date tho bulk oil
was to have como from Romeo, where the " Shell "
Comiiaiiy holds concessions of oil-producing land
Tho " Sholl " Transport mid Trading Company had
a capital of £2,000,000, the company having boon
formed to acquno tho business oi Messrs MaieuB
Samuel und Co, mineral oil transporters, thupui
chaso money boiug ¿1, (99 ¿00 Sir Marcus Samuel
retained the iiosition of chairman of the company
iho rcsorvo fund lcturned m the lust balance-sheet
w as ¿400,000 '1 ho follow tug dn idcnds have boen
declared siuco the inception of the company -1898,
0 per coal , 1899, 8 pet cent , intoruu dividends ol'
(¡per emit worepiudni July, 1900, and Tammi},
1901 Tho Staudaid Oil Company's capital is a
vi lying one, but may bo given as about £ 10,000,000
Iho purtliaso price of £U,000,000 mentioned in our
calilo seems it very laigu one, seeing that the tapltal
of tho company puiuhascd was onlj X2,000,000, and
the dircctois weio notoiniiowcrcd to boriow ni excess
of their paid-up cipital
interest. Both companies are represented in Sydney,
and for some months past they have controlled the
kerosene oil trade of Australia, which hitherto was
exclusively served by the American Company. The
" Shell " Transport and Trading Company initiated
the bulk system of handling oil in this port, and has
up to date had two cargoes of bulk oil from Batoum,
the great oil centre in the Caspian Sea. It had been
anticipated, however, that at a later date the bulk oil
was to have come from Borneo, where the " Shell "
Company holds concessions of oil-producing land.
The " Shell " Transport and Trading Company had
a capital of £2,000,000, the company having been
formed to acquire the business of Messrs. Marcus
Samuel and Co., mineral oil transporters, the pur-
chase money being £1,799,300. Sir Marcus Samuel
retained the position of chairman of the company.
The reserve fund returned in the last balance-sheet
was £400,000. The following dividends have been
declared since the inception of the company :—1898,
6 per cent. ; 1899, 8 per cent. ; interim dividends of
5 per cent. were paid in July, 1900, and January,
1901. The Standard Oil Company's capital is a
varying one, but may be given as about £45,000,000.
The purchase price of £12,000,000 mentioned in our
cable seems a very large one, seeing that the capital
of the company purchased was only £2,000,000, and
the directors were not empowered to borrow in excess
of their paid-up capital.
The Sydney Morning Herald. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1901. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 30 November 1901 [Issue No.19,882] page 10 2017-04-28 21:25 Tho GOT um nt of (ho Transvaal has appointed
a commission to suggest amendments in tho gold
laws with a MOW of lessening tho power of capi-
talists
Tho ship Loch Vonnachor, which was sunk tit
Gravesend, has boon raised
Sir Elwari! Groj,MP, says it is only honest to
tell tho Irish that it will bo impossible to lopeat the
experiments of 1S02 No Government dependent
upon Irish votes, ho saj s, can sutisfj the demands of
tho lush pait>
Iho Victoni Cross is to bo presented to Captain
N R How so this afternoon
Iho steamer Discover} arrived at Lj ttolton (N7)
on Thursdnj night
nor crew during the journcj had landed at the
Macquarie Islands
About £41,000 has been paid into thoWeslevan
century commemoration fund, and promises of con
tabulions hav o been made to bring tho total amount
up to 50,000 guineas
Dr O Huran has been created Dean of St Mary's
Yertoiday tho ¡Mayor and alderraon of tho Citj
Council, together w lth a uumbei of tho city oflicials
presented ox Alderman Tow 1er with a complraien
tary nd di ess
Tho Government has givon notico of tho intiot)no
tion of a Truancy Bill, which provides for tho taking
dance nt school
Tho Tailoresscs' Union hold a meeting j estorday
afternoon, and received tho report of tho rcconi
inondations of tho Sydney Labour Council
Tho mooting adopted the recommendations, and
this docisiou will bo convovtd to Mr Samuel Hordern
this morning by the oxocutivo of tho Labour Council
Tho de ith is announced of Canon Matthews, of
The Government of the Transvaal has appointed
a commission to suggest amendments in the gold
laws with a view of lessening the power of capi-
talists.
The ship Loch Vennachor, which was sunk at
Gravesend, has been raised.
Sir Edward Grey, M.P., says it is only honest to
tell the Irish that it will be impossible to repeat the
experiments of 1892. No Government dependent
upon Irish votes, he says, can satisfy the demands of
the Irish party.
The Victoria Cross is to be presented to Captain
N. R. Howse this afternoon.
The steamer Discovery arrived at Lyttelton (N.Z.)
on Thursday night.
Her crew during the journey had landed at the
Macquarie Islands.
About £41,000 has been paid into the Wesleyan
century commemoration fund, and promises of con-
tributions have been made to bring the total amount
up to 50,000 guineas.
Dr. O'Haran has been created Dean of St. Mary's.
Yesterday the Mayor and aldermen of the City
Council, together with a number of the city officials,
presented ex-Alderman Fowler with a complimen-
tary address.
The Government has given notice of the introduc-
tion of a Truancy Bill, which provides for the taking
dance at school.
The Tailoresses' Union held a meeting yesterday
afternoon, and received the report of the recom-
mendations of the Sydney Labour Council.
The meeting adopted the recommendations, and
this decision will be conveyed to Mr. Samuel Hordern
this morning by the executive of the Labour Council.
The death is announced of Canon Matthews, of
THE TAKING OF A DUTCH AMBULANCE. LONDON, Dec. 8. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Monday 9 December 1901 [Issue No.19,889] page 7 2017-04-28 21:18 THE TAKING Oh' A DUTCH
LONDON,,Dec. S.
M. van Lynden,, the Netherlands Minister
said that Great Britain declined to liborate
the staff of tho seeond Dutch Bed Cross
[A Dutch rod cross ambulanco was arrested by tho
British authorities in Booth Africa, owing to tho
discovery that tho leaders of tho jiinbuluuco wero
communicating with the Boor geuomls.]
THE TAKING OF A DUTCH
LONDON, Dec. 8.
M. van Lynden, the Netherlands Minister
said that Great Britain declined to liberate
the staff of the second Dutch Red Cross
[A Dutch red cross ambulance was arrested by the
British authorities in South Africa, owing to the
discovery that the leaders of the ambulance were
communicating with the Boer generals.]

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