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Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 4,028,786
2 NeilHamilton 2,845,182
3 noelwoodhouse 2,433,493
4 annmanley 2,209,235
5 John.F.Hall 1,916,215
...
11 yelnod 1,267,099
12 frankstonlibrary 1,217,024
13 Rhonda.M 1,191,933
14 mrbh 1,191,762
15 SheffieldPark 1,181,453
16 DonnaTelfer 1,112,144

1,191,762 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

September 2016 690
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 4,028,785
2 NeilHamilton 2,845,182
3 noelwoodhouse 2,433,493
4 annmanley 2,209,208
5 John.F.Hall 1,916,215
...
11 yelnod 1,267,099
12 frankstonlibrary 1,217,024
13 Rhonda.M 1,191,933
14 mrbh 1,191,740
15 SheffieldPark 1,181,407
16 DonnaTelfer 1,112,144

1,191,740 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

September 2016 690
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 47,120
2 EricTheRed 19,873
3 Stephans 19,868
4 PhilThomas 8,426
5 RodAanensen 4,167
...
238 jmm2011 22
239 john73 22
240 kat13v 22
241 mrbh 22
242 trovequeen 22
243 WillowtreeBear 22

22 line(s) corrected.

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BREAKING OF CUSTOMS SEALS. THE CASE OF THE NECKAR. CAPTAIN FINED £25. REFUSAL TO PAY. COMMUTED TO GAOL. PERTH, Thursday. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Friday 20 December 1901 [Issue No.19,899] page 5 2016-09-23 23:18 I lie defence was that tho seals were put on the
doors leading to the npji-monta containing the
vessel's stoics in Holbourne, and had not been
broken until the vessel -was betweon' 10 and 10
miles oil the Australian co ist The captain stated
that the stoies on which ho had paid duty ian out
and it become nccessarv to obtain uro visions from
tho se lied stoics Ho denied that ho was oudoavoui
mg to ovado tho paj mont of Customs, or was dcsitous
to mike a test eise to asen tam the authority oi tho
Commonwealth Iho ca_>o was one of absolute
necessity
'Hie magtshato held that the law had beon
broken, and fined the captain J.2o and costs
Mt b*oiio àti'cd th it he understood that no
undertaking would be given that Iho tino would be
paid
Mr Moss, who appeared for the defendant, inter-
preted, " Quite right "
Mi Stone i hat means that y ou won't pav,, thcte
foiolask uudei ¡.ccnoii JiSthat the dofendaut be
committed to gaol until the amount is paul
Ino magisti ito suggested th it tho dofeuee might
give tho necc.saij sennit}
Air Mo«s pointed out tho com so open to tho
magistrate mulei the section
Air ¡atone-aid that the defence would not giv o
RQcuiitj, und throughout hid shown that it w is op-
posed to give 11113 pu a uilec
Mi Moss "iou don't need to apologise for us
Wo defied tho aulhontics
"\ti Mono I thought so
Al r lîata//i, addressing tho magistrate, said
*' sui 0 the ship '
Arr Mono said under the section the magistrate
might commit tho defendant to prison foi two
mouths
Hie magistrate thereupon said that he would have
to commit the defendant to gaol until tho amount
wus paid ,
"Mi Moss Well, do so
Hie magiatiato I am \cr3 sorr3, but no other
couse is open
Mi Mes Aro 3 ou going to commit him with
haul laboui .*
Hie magistrate Cert 1111I3 not 1
Defendant then lett tho couit, surrendered to a
constable, md wii3 taken to the look up
The defence was that the seals were put on the
doors leading to the apartments containing the
vessel's stores in Melbourne, and had not been
broken until the vessel was between 30 and 40
miles off the Australian coast. The captain stated
that the stores on which he had paid duty ran out
and it become necessary to obtain provisions from
the sealed stores. He denied that he was endeavour-
ing to evade the payment of Customs, or was desirous
to make a test case to ascertain the authority of the
Commonwealth. The case was one of absolute
necessity.
The magistrate held that the law had been
broken, and fined the captain £25 and costs.
Mr. Stone stated that he understood that no
undertaking would be given that the fine would be
paid.
Mr. Moss, who appeared for the defendant, inter-
jected, " Quite right."
Mr. Stone : That means that you won't pay, there-
fore I ask under section 258 that the defendant be
committed to gaol until the amount is paid.
The magistrate suggested that the defence might
give the necessary security.
Mr. Moss pointed out the course open to the
magistrate under the section.
Mr. Stone said that the defence would not give
security, and throughout had shown that it was op-
posed to give any guarantee.
Mr. Moss : You don't need to apologise for us.
We defied the authorities.
Mr. Stone : I thought so.
Mr. Ratazzi, addressing the magistrate, said
" seize the ship."
Mr. Stone said under the section the magistrate
might commit the defendant to prison for two
months.
The magistrate thereupon said that he would have
to commit the defendant to gaol until the amount
was paid.
Mr. Moss : Well, do so.
The magistrate : I am very sorry, but no other
course is open.
Mr. Moss : Are you going to commit him with
hard labour ?
The magistrate : Certainly not.
Defendant then left the court, surrendered to a
constable, and was taken to the lock-up.
A STORY OF HEROISM. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Friday 20 December 1901 [Issue No.19,899] page 5 2016-09-23 23:05 A STORY OP HEROISM.
Mi Bennet Burleigh, ni a letter lo the London
" I)-li) lelcgiaph " iiom Vi-}beni, dated October 11,
tells tho following stoiy of hcioisin and solf-siicrillte
on tho part of an ..nghsli olhcci mid a curjioial -
It was nt Unit inueh-lulkeil of Vliiklonteiu fight
Lieutenant M'1-oiignll, of the Ho j ul Hoiso Artillcrv,
«as standing bv one ol the guns whou ho was eliot
llnoiigh the lionel-oi partly so-and .nee 'iho blow
felled htm liku an o_ under the stroko of a polc-nxe
liecovermg quickly, ho managed to scramble upon his
leet bj gripping tho spokes of the gun-wheel
Slinking himself together, ho ordoied his men lo lo id
with caso, and lind the cannon tired into the ad-
vancing Boors ni .00 }nrds muge An instant attor
lie fell again, shot tliion^h the boult Ono of his
men - a uoiporal-lifted tho lieutenant s bodv anil
started for tho rear But ho lind gone onl_ a little
vvav when nu expanding Boor bullet sluittoied his
spine und lieutenant and corporal lav elend togotliei
upon tho hold
Hint the Boois used expanding bullets nt Blood
llivoi Poooit ftho coricspondcut continues) is hko
wiso bojond dispute 1 havo seen cnitrulge cuses
mid pieces of lend extracted in tho Vryhoiel hospilal
fiom the bodies of Gough's men When thobiutiil
Boors loughly lifted tho late Cuplniu Bick's buelly
shatlorcd leg, to pull his boot off, a brothoi ofiicer
cued " Don't do that, but tako my hools luslead "
Tho ruffians pnid no heed, but hauled oil tho now
deceased ofliccr's boots ind Ins linger-ring
(-OULBTJltX, tlmisday
Tho imouiil to tho f ledit ol tim South Atrium
solelieis' memorial funel is £115
A STORY OF HEROISM.
Mr. Bennet Burleigh, in a letter to the London
" Daily Telegraph " from Vryheid, dated October 14,
tells the following story of heroism and self-sacrifice
on the part of an English officer and a corporal :—
It was at that much-talked of Vlakfontein fight.
Lieutenant McDougall, of the Royal Horse Artillery,
was standing by one of the guns when he was shot
through the head—or partly so—and face. The blow
felled him like an ox under the stroke of a pole-axe.
Recovering quickly, he managed to scramble upon his
feet by gripping the spokes of the gun-wheel.
Shaking himself together, he ordered his men to load
with case, and had the cannon fired into the ad-
vancing Boers at 500 yards range. An instant after
he fell again, shot through the heart. One of his
men—a corporal—lifted the lieutenant's body and
started for the rear. But he had gone only a little
way when an expanding Boer bullet shattered his
spine, and lieutenant and corporal lay dead together
upon the field.
That the Boers used expanding bullets at Blood
River Poort (the correspondent continues) is like-
wise beyond dispute. I have seen cartridge cases,
and pieces of lead extracted in the Vryheid hospital
from the bodies of Gough's men. When the brutal
Boers roughly lifted the late Captain Dick's badly-
shattered leg, to pull his boot off, a brother officer
cried " Don't do that, but take my boots instead."
The ruffians paid no heed, but hauled off the now
deceased officer's boots and his finger-ring.
GOULBURN, Thursday.
The amount to the credit of the South African
soldiers' memorial fund is £115.
THE FIRST TEST MATCH. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Tuesday 17 December 1901 [Issue No.19,896] page 4 2016-09-23 00:07 Contrary to the hopes and, it maj be added
to the expectations of the majority ot Aus
trilians the first test match outot the live
has resulted in a veiy substantial victory foi
tho Lnglishmen The team that wus defeated
a week 01 two ago by an eleven of Sydney
has now defeated an eleven chosen to up re
sent Austialia, by in innings and lil runs
Tv en the Lnglisnmcn could baldly have
looked forward lo so siç,n il i 'tiuniph is this
-a triumph which must be ill the more «atio
faetoiy to thom in that they thorou0hlj de
served suiccss llicro is no doubt that the
beltci team won Hie Jjnijislitncn played
right up to their best form lhcir bowlin;
was bcttei finn tb it ot the Australians and it
nas used with consummate judnDicnt So
resourceful w is its vauety that when i given
bowler seemed lo comnipnd himself to tho
batsmen, another bowler w is immcdi itelj nut
on, to be nplaced in his lum when occasion
demanded In this thorough appicci ition of
details Mr MacLaren justified his reputation
and the vittoi} must be legurded as mainly
his lfe not oui} stored the only toiitury in
the macch, but he so conducted the at'ack on
the opposing side as to leave as little is pos
sible to chance, w lulst he took ev eiy ad\ nntage
of the oppoitunitics aflordedl.ini But all his
resources it his command in the team which
he led to victor}, would have been discounted
if the team which ha I been chosen lo repicsent
Austiahn lind been worthy of the proud
position If the match teaches anything, it
ta nobes that men should be chosen on their
exhibited some lime back Bowlers whose
arms have lost their cunning aud batsmen who
nie plainly out of form, should not be chosen
lo the exclusion of younger players of
decided jiromise Possibly thcro wus a
belief that the Lngl shmen, who bad
been so easily beaten by South Aus
tralla and then by JSew South Wales were
players who could bo despised "We k no is
better now, and the jilaycrs responsible for
test matches w ill be oxpecled foi the ciedit
in future, aud to jilace in the field the lust
cricketers available on immediate form
Then if wo are beaten, we shall at least have
best_
Contrary to the hopes and, it may be added,
to the expectations of the majority of Aus-
tralians, the first test match out of the five
has resulted in a very substantial victory for
the Englishmen. The team that was defeated
a week or two ago by an eleven of Sydney
has now defeated an eleven chosen to repre-
sent Australia, by an innings and 124 runs.
Even the Englishmen could hardly have
looked forward to so signal a triumph as this
—a triumph which must be all the more satis-
factory to them in that they thoroughly de-
served success. There is no doubt that the
better team won. The Englishmen played
right up to their best form. Their bowling
was better than that of the Australians, and it
was used with consummate judgment. So
resourceful was its variety that when a given
bowler seemed to commend himself to the
batsmen, another bowler was immediately put
on, to be replaced in his turn when occasion
demanded. In this thorough appreciation of
details Mr. MacLaren justified his reputation,
and the victory must be regarded as mainly
his. He not only stored the only century in
the match, but he so conducted the attack on
the opposing side as to leave as little as pos-
sible to chance, whilst he took every advantage
of the opportunities afforded him. But all his
resources at his command in the team which
he led to victory, would have been discounted
if the team which had been chosen to represent
Australia had been worthy of the proud
position. If the match teaches anything, it
teaches that men should be chosen on their
exhibited some time back. Bowlers whose
arms have lost their cunning, and batsmen who
are plainly out of form, should not be chosen
to the exclusion of younger players of
decided promise. Possibly there was a
belief that the Englishmen, who had
been so easily beaten by South Aus-
tralia and then by New South Wales were
players who could be despised. We know
better now, and the players responsible for
test matches will be expected, for the credit
in future, and to place in the field the best
cricketers available on immediate form.
Then, if we are beaten, we shall at least have
best.
The Sydney Morning Herald. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1901. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Friday 13 December 1901 [Issue No.19,893] page 6 2016-09-21 02:53 Ml Bcoige AV Read, Superintendent of the
Metropolitan Police District, is dead, aged 72 years
Mr Copela nil's report upon the desirnbihtj of ap-
pointing a comracicfil agent at London has been
presented to Parliament
The AVesteniLands Bill and the Government Rnil
w aj s (Commissioner's S liar]) Bill nav o passed the
comnutteo stage in the Legislative Council
Icsterday afternoon the Rev Dr Porloi at
Stanmore dedicated the Baptist; Church, winch has
been eioeted at a cost of £2000
At tho inquiry into the w reck of the Royal Tai one
the Court, being of opinion that the loss ol the
v essel vv as due to the compass's bad position for
uav igatioit purposes
'The AVelliuglon (N Z ) Council has decided to
borrow £i0,000 for street vv .(le.ung, and lias passed
a icgulatiou to prevent expectorating on footpaths
The Rabbit Bill lias been amended in the Legis-
lativo Council, mid passed through committee
1 ho Victorid.ii Legislate ra Asscmbl} lins fixed the
income tax Tor tho ensuing v car at Id in the X on
salaries up to 11200, with u proportionate mci ease
for higher salaries
Sir G eorgo Sv .lenham Clarke presented tho prues
to the students ut Scotch College, Melbourne, }ester
d.y
lils r\cellency lclcired to tbo warmth of tho wel-
come which had been extended to lum, and eulogised
the educational s}stcm of the State
Ho also said tint other nations might d.ctato to
riighuid when tbe\ had produced Mich splendid off
shots as those represented bv \ letona Tho criticisms
of tim Contine.Itul press, lie sud, must not bo Taken
loo serious!}
llio fire fighting strength ol tho metropolitan
brigades will be mci eased early neil }carb} tbo
amvalTioin longland of u stcimcr and three manu '
fire engines
Lost oveiung Mrs Mai y Brunell was knocked down
and killed li} mi electric tram m George street West
Business ni all departments of tho Stock Lxehangc
yes! ci day vv is quiet, and there vvcro v crv few Hue
tuations ol prices
Trade in the Import lnaikct was restricted Thcio
vvcro no niateiuil aitciations
At tho London wool sales on Wednesday yooil
wools wcio veiy lirra
Mr. George W. Read, Superintendent of the
Metropolitan Police District, is dead, aged 72 years.
Mr. Copeland's report upon the desirability of ap-
pointing a commercial agent at London has been
presented to Parliament.
The Western Lands Bill and the Government Rail-
ways (Commissioner's Salary) Bill have passed the
committee stage in the Legislative Council.
Yesterday afternoon the Rev. Dr. Porter at
Stanmore dedicated the Baptist Church, which has
been erected at a cost of £2000.
At the inquiry into the wreck of the Royal Tar one
the Court, being of opinion that the loss of the
vessel was due to the compass's bad position for
navigation purposes.
The Wellington (N.Z.) Council has decided to
borrow £50,000 for street widening, and has passed
a regulation to prevent expectorating on footpaths.
The Rabbit Bill has been amended in the Legis-
lative Council, and passed through committee.
The Victorian Legislative Assembly has fixed the
income tax for the ensuing year at 4d in the £ on
salaries up to £1200, with a proportionate increase
for higher salaries.
Sir George Sydenham Clarke presented the prizes
to the students at Scotch College, Melbourne, yester-
day.
His Excellency referred to the warmth of the wel-
come which had been extended to him, and eulogised
the educational system of the State.
He also said that other nations might dictate to
England when they had produced such splendid off-
shots as those represented by Victoria. The criticisms
of the ContinentaI press, he said, must not be taken
too seriously.
The fire fighting strength of the metropolitan
brigades will be increased early next year by the
arrival from England of a steamer and three manual
fire engines.
Last evening Mrs. Mary Brunell was knocked down
and killed by an electric tram in George-street West.
Business in all departments of the Stock Exchange
yesterday was quiet, and there were very few fluc-
tuations of prices.
Trade in the Import market was restricted. There
were no material altertions.
At the London wool sales on Wednesday good
wools were very firm.
THE QUESTION OF THE CAPITAL AGAIN. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Friday 13 December 1901 [Issue No.19,893] page 6 2016-09-21 02:42 lhere sconced for us to tioubl. about
(he site foi (he uipilal sail Sn Gecuge
linnet some while biel, as Mr Canuthcis
non quotes linn , that is the business of
iNevv ¡south \\ ales and when she his made up
hei mind (hen it is time enough foi us to
bej,in lo niovo ' It would be us weil to kiep
thutiemail in mini against the time when
we may dcvtlop a tendency to eoiup! nu of
the lcderal Government un ictounl of anj
derogation of this Si ite s light ni lina particu
lar mit cr It really rests in out omi hands
and no one else eui do our business in this
rcpeitforus It may be, of louise Mut tilt
Federal Government iniL,ht tal e suth slcns ns
would hurry on om own icti^n Hut unless
ne make a move and assert oin ii"hts and
chums forouisehcs we must e\peet to see
then, full into abeyance Wc cert nilly
cannot cvpect to lind Altlbourne beslirrinD
itself on the subiecl because Melbourne is
quite content with things as the> ure lind
the oises been nverse 1-had the Constitution
Aet seemed to A'letona the ucjit to have
the tempor irv un I permanent seat of
government within its holders ind hud tint
r "lit been temporanl} icquned li} Swlmi
vye may rest assured that prompt aclion would
havo been tikin to sccme the Stitc n"lil
Ljiiarai teed b} the Constitution AVhen this
State bestus Uselt in the mat'er ila action is
described us prOTineialist mil peLty mci
motives of leilousyind the like ure freely
ascribed Hut this sort of policy implies a
certain amount of disloyalty to the Con
stitution itself wlncii evpiessly liys down
und defines St itc rielits und the right of the
mod er State of JNew South Wales m pu
tieuhu in regaid to lins question Mi
Held who is responsible foi the complet or
bargum which put Hie possible site of
the federal capital nt least one hunched
miles horn S}dnev, w is quite cniph ide
astoSydncy s dum to be rOc,arled is Ihe
seat ot t,ov eminent rein lining ununpuied
Hut Mt lteid is out of St ile politics just
now and it is only at tho elcvenlh boin und
when I'urli iment is on tho CYO of evpnin^
I hut i rcprcsentntive of (he pirly he formel 1>
led is moved (o (tike aclion in this particular
direction the Goieinmcnt having so fu
omitted lo display the least useful sign of in
terest or even of animuuon in rcgaul to a
question winch touches those ver} Stale rights
of Isrew South Wiles winch Mr See li is on
vauous occasions expressed Ins desire to
protect
AVe do not propose lo follow Mi Ctr
ruthers in his rcfeientes to the Coiisiitution
" There is no need for us to trouble about
the site for the capital," said Sir George
Turner some while back, as Mr. Carruthers
now quotes him ; " that is the business of
New South Wales ; and when she has made up
her mind then it is time enough for us to
begin to move." It would be as well to keep
that remark in mind against the time when
we may develop a tendency to complain of
the Federal Government on account of any
derogation of this State's right in this particu-
lar matter. It really rests in our own hands,
and no one else can do our business in this
respect for us. It may be, of course, that the
Federal Government might take such steps as
would hurry on our own action. But unless
we make a move and assert our rights and
claims for ourselves we must expect to see
them fall into abeyance. We certainly
cannot expect to find Melbourne bestirring
itself on the subject, because Melbourne is
quite content with things as they are. Had
the cases been reversed—had the Constitution
Act secured to Victoria the right to have
the temporary and permanent seat of
government within its holders, and had that
right been temporarily acquired by Sydney
we may rest assured that prompt action would
have been taken to secure the State right
guaranteed by the Constitution. When this
State bestirs itself in the matter its action is
described as provincialist and petty, and
motives of jealousy and the like are freely
ascribed. But this sort of policy implies a
certain amount of disloyalty to the Con-
stitution itself, which expressly lays down
and defines State rights, and the right of the
mother State of New South Wales in par-
ticular in regard to this question. Mr.
Reid, who is responsible for the compact or
bargain which put the possible site of
the federal capital at least one hundred
miles from Sydney, was quite emphatic
as to Sydney's claim to be regarded as the
seat of government remaining unimpaired.
But Mr. Reid is out of State politics just
now, and it is only at the eleventh hour, and
when Parliament is on the eve of expiring,
that a representative of the party he formerly
led is moved to take action in this particular
direction, the Government having so far
omitted to display the least useful sign of in-
terest or even of animation in regard to a
question which touches those very State rights
of New South Wales which Mr. See has on
various occasions expressed his desire to
protect.
We do not propose to follow Mr. Car-
ruthers in his references to the Constitution
DEATH OF MR. THOMAS BROUGHTON. AN EX-MAYOR OF SYDNEY. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Friday 13 December 1901 [Issue No.19,893] page 7 2016-09-21 02:26 he said, "Well, good-bye ; I'm done : God bless
are all in Sydney at the present time, viz., Messrs
" fifties " and prior to that was well-known
he said, " Well, good-bye ; I'm done ; God bless
are all in Sydney at the present time, viz., Messrs.
The late Mr. Broughton was born at Windsor, on
TRAM ACCIDENT. WOMAN KILLED IN GEORGE-STREET WEST. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Friday 13 December 1901 [Issue No.19,893] page 7 2016-09-21 02:20 ATOAIAN KILLED INT GEORGE-STREET
AATaST
Shaillj before C o'clock last evening a mimed
Roman named Mai»' Brunell, living m O'Conitoi
'trect Chippendale, was killed bv nu eleituc train in
(>eor"'o sheet West It is silted that Mis Brunell
ntleuipted to crt ss the stiect, in the v n nut] of Buek
huil stiect, as un clectiictiam was ippro icliuig fioiu
tv» dm \
She ¡'lined the tramline, and then hosilatcil, aid
ttepned bick When the tram, which was bound foi
t ooí. s River, was close upon hrr she made niiotlici
ende iv our ti cross ihoniotoi struck bir willi gicat
fire mid she vv is tin own a eoiisuleriblo distance
from the lim AVhi n picked up she was m nu un-
cí in loiisiniidilion Shu vv na eonvoj id by Constable
A\ ilh M is to Prince Alfred Hospital, where life was
1 munumii] ti) bo extinct Death is behoved lo ha»o
reull 1 bom t In tilled skull
sid seqtu util the body was removed to the
inor^ ic, whore ni mquiij will bo hold to-da]
WOMAN KILLED IN GEORGE-STREET
WEST.
Shortly before 6 o'clock last evening a married
woman named Mary Brunell, living in O'Connor-
street, Chippendale, was killed by an electric tram in
George-street West. It is stated that Mrs. Brunell
attempted to cross the street, in the vicinity of Buck-
land-street, as an electric tram was approaching from
Sydney.
She gained the tramline, and then hesitated, and
stepped back. When the tram, which was bound for
Cook's River, was close upon her she made another
endeavour to cross. The motor struck her with great
force, and she was thrown a considerable distance
from the line. When picked up she was in an un-
conscious condition. She was conveyed by Constable
Williams to Prince Alfred Hospital, where life was
pronounced to be extinct. Death is believed to have
resulted from a fractured skull.
Subsequently the body was removed to the
morgue, where an inquiry will be held to-day.
NEWCASTLE. THE BURWOOD COLLIERY EXPLOSION. CONCLUSION OF THE INQUEST. A WARRANT ISSUED. NEWCASTLE, Wednesday. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 5 December 1901 [Issue No.19,886] page 8 2016-09-19 16:50 »
TEE BURWOOD COIXTE11Y EXPLOSION.
CONCLUSION Ol' THE INQUEST.
_. \
A AVAItltANT ISSUED.
* NEAVCASTLE, Wednesday
The inquest on tho body of John Malloy, who was killed
bj tho disastrous explosion ut Burwood collier) on the

THE BURWOOD COLLIERY EXPLOSION.
CONCLUSION OF THE INQUEST.

A WARRANT ISSUED.
NEWCASTLE, Wednesday.
The inquest on the body of John Malloy, who was killed
by thr disastrous explosion at Burwood colliery on the
THE SHOPS AND FACTORIES ACT. EVIDENCE BEFORE THE ROYAL COMMISSION. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 5 December 1901 [Issue No.19,886] page 7 2016-09-19 15:32 tlio conference Unsted Iho commission would 10
commend that a clause bo msorted m tho Act giving
pow cr to line, 01 m somo othei torro puiimli any
emploi or foi dismissing, orman) othei wa) aflocting
dolriinentiilly tho uiteicsts of an cmpio)eo,
for talcing part in nn\ ' trado conocssioii con
noctod with the Aot Iho conference suggested
that a chumo bo inseited in tho Act
nuking [it rompulsor) for oithoi emplo)oi or oni
]ilo)ee to sign a statutoiy declaration, at an) time
that ho or sho is pa) ing 01 being paid tho into of
wages and woikmg the numbul of horns duleuuincd
b) tho boaid lim «tampu g claiisosof tho Aot,
which otolusively applied to iho furuiliiio traill,
wore not siifllcient lo adequate!) doal with tho
Chinese, and it vv as recommended thal ull f urnituio
bo delivered to the puiclnsoi with tho stamp intact,
and that all bills, invoices, 01 othei documents deal-
ing with tho salo of furuituio shall spooity whether
the article is of Cluiioso 01 Eui opean moko
The conference trusted the commission would re-
commend that a clause be inserted in the Act giving
power to fine, or in some other form punish any
employer for dismissing, or in any other way affecting
detrimentally the interests of an employee,
for taking part in any trade concession con-
nected with the Act. The conference suggested
that a clause be inserted in the Act
making it compulsory for either employer or em-
ployee to sign a statutory declaration at any time
that he or she is paying or being paid the rate of
wages and working the number of hours determined
by the board. The stamping clauses of the Act,
which exclusively applied to the furniture trade,
were not sufficient to adequately deal with the
Chinese, and it was recommended that all furniture
be delivered to the purchaser with the stamp intact,
and that all bills, invoices, or other documents deal-
ing with the sale of furniture shall specify whether
the article is of Chinese or European make.
THE SHOPS AND FACTORIES ACT. EVIDENCE BEFORE THE ROYAL COMMISSION. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 5 December 1901 [Issue No.19,886] page 7 2016-09-19 15:26 THE SHOPS AND PACTOBIES ACT.
EVIDENCE BEFOlîM THE BOYAL
COMMISSION. ,
Further evidonco was taken to-day by tho Boyal
Commission appointed to inquire into tile working
of tho Shops and Factories Aet .-.
John Lemon, lion secretary to tho trades con-
ference u Inch lccenfl) motto consider the amend-
ments in the Act, said at Unit conferciico 48 ti ados
were represented, and an agreement vvasamvodat
respecting tlio number of amendments which it was
thought would impiovo tho Aet /Olio amendment
was that tho boards should have tho povvor to lix tho
time of commcneiugmid leaving oil woikfor eich
day of the vv cok, and should IK tho oxlru i ales for
ovoituue for ptccewoihois on the same basis It was
thought desintblo to incienso tile povvors of tlio
boards, and that luglioi rates of wanes
should bo ostnuhshed for ovortnno Casual
labour, if was contended, should be paid
foi at not less than pro lalu tlio amount
lixed 'I ho ronforcuco expressed tho hopo that the
tuno was not far distant when tlio "unpiovoi svs
tnm " would bo swept awn) and onlj two classes of
labour lecogmsed, that of apprentices and joiinie)
men In regard to tho constitution of tlie wagCBboards
the conferciico was emphatic m tho expression of its
opinion in opposition to tho nominee systom of em-
ployes' lopiesontation, except in extraoidinar) cir-
cumstances such as existed in the fiiinituio inicio
THE SHOPS AND FACTORIES ACT.
EVIDENCE BEFORE THE ROYAL
COMMISSION.
Further evidence was taken to-day by the Royal
Commission appointed to inquire into the working
of the Shops and Factories Act.
John Lemon, hon. secretary to the trades con-
ference which recently met to consider the amend-
ments in the Act, said at that conference 48 trades
were represented, and an agreement was arrived at
respecting the number of amendments which it was
thought would improve the Act. One amendment
was that the boards should have the power to fix the
time of commencing and leaving off work for each
day of the week, and should fix the extra rates for
overtime for pieceworkers on the same basis. It was
thought desirable to increase the powers of the
boards, and that higher rates of wages
should be established for overtime. Casual
labour, it was contended, should be paid
for at not less than pro rata the amount
fixed. The conference expressed the hope that the
time was not far distant when the " improver sys-
tem " would be swept away and only two classes of
labour recognised, that of apprentices and journey-
men. In regard to the constitution of the wages boards
the conference was emphatic in the expression of its
opinion in opposition to the nominee system of em-
ployees' representation, except in extraordinary cir-
cumstances such as existed in the furniture trade.

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