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1 JohnWarren 4,508,683
2 NeilHamilton 3,078,265
3 noelwoodhouse 2,974,211
4 annmanley 2,242,532
5 John.F.Hall 2,203,340
...
196 IreneKearsey 187,522
197 sam.dellit 187,493
198 n4mv3t 186,974
199 spellcheck 186,785
200 hyoung 186,609
201 JudithGabriel 185,214

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June 2017 13,540
May 2017 19,360
April 2017 7,382
March 2017 15,610
February 2017 14,146
January 2017 22,694
December 2016 14,834
November 2016 15,548
October 2016 13,369
September 2016 13,697
August 2016 23,068
July 2016 5,570
May 2016 2,306
April 2016 2,700
March 2016 2,744
February 2016 217

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1 JohnWarren 4,508,652
2 NeilHamilton 3,078,265
3 noelwoodhouse 2,974,211
4 annmanley 2,242,462
5 John.F.Hall 2,203,335
...
194 IreneKearsey 187,514
195 sam.dellit 187,481
196 n4mv3t 186,974
197 spellcheck 186,784
198 hyoung 186,603
199 JudithGabriel 185,214

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May 2017 19,360
April 2017 7,382
March 2017 15,610
February 2017 14,146
January 2017 22,694
December 2016 14,834
November 2016 15,548
October 2016 13,368
September 2016 13,697
August 2016 23,068
July 2016 5,570
May 2016 2,306
April 2016 2,700
March 2016 2,744
February 2016 217

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2 mickbrook 84,933
3 murds5 54,198
4 PhilThomas 28,193
5 EricTheRed 20,242
...
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1708 solaraa 1
1709 Spearth 1
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The Stokes Affair. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Thursday 24 October 1895 [Issue No.52] page 4 2017-06-25 22:20 — : — * ?
Last mail brought the following particulars
? - about the execution of the Englishman Stokes.
In January hut Captain Lothaire. and a
- the Su-nley Falls' and Albert Nyanza conduct
ing operations against the Arab chief Kil
? bonge, who was captured and executed, and
ahortlv afterwards a man- named Charley
Stokes, well-known as oue of the largest and
a missionary, or more truly a miteionaryV
storekeeper, he un siiapected of being'
friendly to the Arab slave-dealers. His en
? trade in arms and ammunition, which i«
married- a satire, the daughter of a powerful
.chief. Unfortunately for Stokei, Captain
Lolhaire had found (so it is alleged) among
Kibonge't paper; letters Irom StoktM, under
taking to -uut that chief Against the Conge
StaU. Captain Lotbaire ordered Stokes to be
arrested, and tried by court-martial, arid hit
.goods to be confltcated, charging him with
.treachery to the stale, and with having sold
arms and ammunition to the enemy. - Dr.
Vlciiaud, of Lo'liaire's force, protested against
the trial, and urged his chief to uke the man
for trial at Boma, and Stokes made a sfiniliar
rtqufit, Iioma being the place named in the
Constitution /or the trial of offenders. Stokes
after the trial Dr. Midland rose earlv to nro.
day. On asking what liail become of Stokn,
Lothaire took his 'interrogator to the back of
*bs camp and showed Jjjm tljo body o/ the uo.
rfcjf0*** trader bangiog on a tree. Great
' .i&BVi0' i« expressed on all hand, at this
a^sutshr!'?--- Slok' muy h'a heen ?
comjnaal^^puy, he. may have written
?ntHled to'»-tnli2»*fa -n arms, bnt|J0 w»i
of lbs case would \m££*- »b»re the meriU
Into than by a court.m*n4',l*';Ubly inquired
tr ho had little kBowMpJ1 2°u»« «m«r«
bngnage, and be of theirs. ? . Prisoner's |

LAST mail brought the following particulars
about the execution of the Englishman Stokes.
In January last Captain Lothaire and a
the Stanley Falls and Albert Nyanza conduct-
ing operations against the Arab chief Kil-
bonge, who was captured and executed, and
shortly afterwards a man named Charley
Stokes, well-known as one of the largest and
a missionary, or more truly a missionary's
storekeeper, he was suspected of being
friendly to the Arab slave-dealers. His en-
a trade in arms and ammunition, which is
married a native, the daughter of a powerful
chief. Unfortunately for Stokes, Captain
Lothaire had found (so it is alleged) among
Kibonge's papers, letters from Stokes, under-
taking to assist that chief against the Congo
State. Captain Lothaire ordered Stokes to be
arrested, and tried by court-martial, and his
goods to be confiscated, charging him with
treachery to the state, and with having sold
arms and ammunition to the enemy. Dr.ha
Michaud, of Lothaire's force, protested against
the trial, and urged his chief to take the man
for trial at Boma, and Stokes made a similiar
request, Boma being the place named in the
Constitution for the trial of offenders. Stokes
after the trial Dr. Michaud rose early to pro-
day. On asking what had become of Stokes,
Lothaire took his interrogator to the back of
the camp and showed him the body of the un-
fortunate trader hanging on a tree. Great
indignation is expressed on all hands at this
act of barbarism. Stokes may have been a
degenerate missionary, he may have written
compromising letters to his friend Kibonge,
and he may have traded in arms, but he was
entitled to a trial at Boma, where the merits
of the case would be more equitably inquired
into than by a court-martial of young officers
who had little knowledge of the prisoner's
language, and he of theirs.
Shipping Notes. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Thursday 24 October 1895 [Issue No.52] page 2 2017-06-25 22:05 ? - Shipping Sotes. '
The s.s. : Aramae from the North left
Sydney on Tuesday for, Melbourne where she
is doe to-day. She leaves Melbourne for the
North on Saturday.- - »
The S.S.' Arawatta from the North left
is dn«j to-day leaving that port for the South
The 8.S. Brinawarr leaves at an early date
. for Broadsound..
- The «.». Bnllara should leave Brisbane for
Ins North . on Saturday and is expected at
The s.s. Ciutra from the South left Mack.iv
on Tuesday for_ Townsvflle where she was
for Cojktown- yesterday.
The O.R.M.S. Cnzco. for London via
Melbourne, Adelaide, Albany; Colomboj and
the Suez Canal, will 1 ave Sydney on the
2nd November.'
The sjs. Emu left Flat Top on Tuesday for
The Q.R.M.S.. India, left London on the
' 12th. of September, and Port Said on the 24th
of September; for Queensland ports. On her
return trip she will leave Brisbane for Lon
? don cia ports* on the 5th November.
The sj. Lenra left Melbourne for the North
yesterday- She is due in Sydney to-morrow.
The 0.R-M.S. Ornba for London no
Canal will leave Melbourne on Satnrday.
lor the South yesterday. She is due in
: TheY*. Tynan from the Sonth left Bris
to-day and leives again to day for Townsville.
Onher return!trip she should leave Mackay
for the Soutii on Snnday next.
The sj. Wodongi which left Melnourne
yiterday. She is due in Brisbane tomor
probably be off Flat Top on. M onday .
Shipping Notes.
The s.s. Aramac from the North left
Sydney on Tuesday for Melbourne where she
is due to-day. She leaves Melbourne for the
North on Saturday.
The S.S. Arawatta from the North left
is due to-day leaving that port for the South
The s.s. Brinawarr leaves at an early date
for Broadsound.
The s.s. Bullara should leave Brisbane for
the North on Saturday and is expected at
The s.s. Cintra from the South left Mackay
on Tuesday for Townsville where she was
for Cooktown yesterday.
The O.R.M.S. Cuzco. for London via
Melbourne, Adelaide, Albany; Colombo, and
the Suez Canal, will leave Sydney on the
2nd November.
The s.s. Emu left Flat Top on Tuesday for
The Q.R.M.S. India, left London on the
12th. of September, and Port Said on the 24th
of September, for Queensland ports. On her
return trip she will leave Brisbane for Lon-
don via ports on the 5th November.
The ss. Leura left Melbourne for the North
yesterday. She is due in Sydney to-morrow.
The 0.R.M.S. Oruba for London via
Canal will leave Melbourne on Saurday.
for the South yesterday. She is due in
The s.s. Tyrian from the South left Bris-
to-day and leaves again to-day for Townsville.
On her return trip she should leave Mackay
for the South on Sunday next.
The s.s. Wodonga which left Melbourne
yesterday. She is due in Brisbane tomor-
probably be off Flat Top on Monday .
The Latest Forecast. BRISBANE, October 23. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Thursday 24 October 1895 [Issue No.52] page 2 2017-06-25 22:00 The latest Forecast
[Ilv TKI.K(llt.\PJI.l »-^
BmtiANK. October 23. -
1 ho foiucaal Is : Oenerally fine with tame
cloud mill tlmnderstorm here mid there;
winds chiouy bolwten Bast, South-East and
North-Ewt; sea moderate ; a l8udoncj*2o
din In Norlli-Kut. |
The Latest Forecast.
[BY TELEGRAPH.]
BRISBANE, October 23.
The forecast is: Generally fine with some
cloud and thunderstorm here and there;
winds chiefly between East, South-East and
North-East; sea moderate; a tendency to
rain in North-East.
municipal Council. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Thursday 24 October 1895 [Issue No.52] page 2 2017-06-25 21:58 municipal Council.
? ' ? l
A SPECIAL meeting of tho Mackay Municipal
the chair); Morthensen, Swahaon, Mnnce,
Kemp, Hess, Thornlwr, Porter and Hodges.
The first businesa was the consideration of
tenders for sale yardB. '
Before the tenders were read,_AI(lerman
Thornber presented a pelition~with 92
sigiiAlnrfS against the tito of the sale yards.
He moved, 'That the petition be received,
to consider the matter.'— Seconded'by Alder
man Hodges and carried. ?
Alderman Morthtiiseh said a great deal had
I'eeu said ubo.it the matter. Mr. Logo had
asked birr, lo support the market reserve for
the sale yards ami he hnd said he would,
He h:id also been lold that £10 would be sub.
ecriheil towards the cost of tlie yards. It had
been said lhat In wanted the i yards opposite
his house but auch was not the case. Twelve
mouths ago he opposed the. site. The market
speut in levelling, tilling up,' and draining.it.
work. He would support tendon ' being
called for the .work ut the arranged site.
They could not affoi d to pay £25 as rent for
ymu-. a
Alderman Thornbsr' was in ' favor ': of
having the yardB on the market reserve. It
the yards often without, tho intention of buy
ing horses but- ofteu bought some. During
corner was tlie business centre aud the
market; reserve was the nearest site to that
partV ? ,' '
All the' Aldeimcn' spoke lo the effect that
thai/ tvArn nf the same oninlon as before on'
the matter of site. I', was pointed out that
in Brisbane j Warby's sale yard ' was iu Adel
aide street iu the centre of the city.
Hedges seconded, ' That the prayer, of thf ,
petition be - acceded lo.' — This was lost,
sacondcr voted for it, and the Mayor, Alder
men Sivanson, Muuce, Morthensen, an-1
Kemp voting agninat.
Alderman Hodges said that ssitvvaa a mat
ter of savingexpense hewould move,' That the
sale yards beat tho Agricultural Pastoral and
be applied to for the use of them.'— This was
also Wist on the samo ilitiaioii a» before. ,,-Jr1^ S
Mr. Loge, who. was. present,' ATahted^o
speak but the Mayor, at tho request of tho
Aldeimen, ordered him lo be quiet, threaten
ing to call in tho police. He at last sat down.
Alderman Thornber then moved. 'That
arrangement* be mado with Messrs. Edwards
liros. for the use of their yards, getting a pro
portion of I ho fees.' Seconded by Alderman
Portor.
An amendment that the tonders bo con
Muncc, was carried ou, the luino voting as be
fore. ,
Tin tendbrs were then opened: — A. Gogay,
£119; I;'Harris,.£D5. .
had been received : by which the work '- could
be dono for £86.
. On the motion of Aldermen Hodges and
Thornher. no tenders were accepted.
Alderman Miince moved, and Alderman
Swanaon seconded, ' That tho work be done'
by 5 to 4 on the samo voting as before.
WATEIIWORKS. ?
A letter w-s received from Mr. F. Bourns,
►luting that a company was being formed
for a water supply and asking if tho Council
would grant l lie 'usual privileges to such a
lie appointed. ''....
would be necessary to contervo the interests
of the ratepayers and see that thoy wore not
overcharged mid also to make arrangements
When considered necessary. Ho moved and
Alderman Munce seconded, 'That a Tom
Mi it toe consisting of tho Mayor,.- Alderman
Mortlmnsun, Thornbor, Munco ,and- the
Mover bo appointed to meet, oonilder the
matter and report.'— The motion was carried.
It was decided that tho Committee moot on
Friday, at 3 p.m. : :?'
' Tim nioftinir closed with a voto of thanks
to the»Mttyor. ? -
Municipal Council.

A SPECIAL meeting of the Mackay Municipal
the chair); Morthensen, Swanson, Munce,
Kemp, Hess, Thornber, Porter and Hodges.
The first business was the consideration of
tenders for sale yards.
Before the tenders were read, AIderman
Thornber presented a petition with 92
signatures against the site of the sale yards.
He moved, "That the petition be received,
to consider the matter."— Seconded by Alder-
man Hodges and carried.
Alderman Morthensen said a great deal had
been said about the matter. Mr. Loge had
asked him to support the market reserve for
the sale yards and he had said he would.
He had also been told that £10 would be sub-
scribed towards the cost of the yards. It had
been said that he wanted the yards opposite
his house but such was not the case. Twelve
months ago he opposed the site. The market
spent in levelling, tilling up, and draining it.
work. He would support tenders being
called for the work at the arranged site.
They could not afford to pay £25 as rent for
yards,
Alderman Thornber was in favor of
having the yards on the market reserve. It
the yards often without the intention of buy-
ing horses but often bought some. During
corner was the business centre and the
market reserve was the nearest site to that
part.
All the Aldermen spoke to the effect that
they were of the same opinion as before on
the matter of site. It was pointed out that
in Brisbane Warby's sale yard was in Adel-
aide street in the Centre of the city.
Hodges seconded, "That the prayer of the
petition be acceded to."—This was lost,
seconder voted for it, and the Mayor, Alder-
men Swanson, Munce, Morthensen, and
Kemp voting against.
Alderman Hodges said that as it was a mat-
ter of saving expense he would move, "That the
sale yards be at the Agricultural Pastoral and
be applied to for the use of them."— This was
also lost on the same division as before.
Mr. Loge, who was present, wanted to
speak but the Mayor, at the request of the
Aldermen, ordered him to be quiet, threaten-
ing to call in the police. He at last sat down.
Alderman Thornber then moved. "That
arrangements be made with Messrs. Edwards
Bros. for the use of their yards, getting a pro-
portion of the fees." Seconded by Alderman
Porter.
An amendment that the tenders be con-
Munce, was carried on, the same voting as be-
fore.
The tenders were then opened:—A. Gogay,
£119; T. Harris, £95.
had been received by which the work could
be done for £86.
On the motion of Aldermen Hodges and
Thornber no tenders were accepted.
Alderman Munce moved, and Alderman
Swanson seconded, "That the work be done
by 5 to 4 on the same voting as before.
WATERWORKS.
A letter was received from Mr. F. Bourne,
stating that a company was being formed
for a water supply and asking if the Council
would grant the usual privileges to such a
be appointed.
would be necessary to conserve the interests
of the ratepayers and see that they were not
overcharged and also to make arrangements
when considered necessary. He moved and
Alderman Munce seconded, "That a Com-
mittee consisting of the Mayor, Aldermen
Morthensen, Thornber, Munce and the
Mover be appointed to meet, consider the
matter and report."— The motion was carried.
It was decided that the Committee meet on
The meeting closed with a vote of thanks
to the Mayor.
THE MIRANI EXTENSION. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Thursday 24 October 1895 [Issue No.52] page 2 2017-06-25 21:40 oont Bltuiiia bo well bolow ft, Work will pro
ljiibly (IiiIhIi in n fortnight. Forty-ono
fnnnors will ho mipplying tliu mill nurt year,
mill it in iintlriputud Hint tlio iircii to bo crop,
pud will bo 1JI2S ulmw.
lliiimms Uoiiui.—'l hu iuuiiI monthly meet.
an of tho Bridges Ho,m! w.u held on Tuei.
day last in the Divisional Board Hill. There
aeie pieseni: Messrs. Morlhen-en (in the;
diair), Neill. Inverarily, Thornber. Jane, and
F. Chirk, secretary. ; Accounts were passed
foi piynient, amonnting to £8 3? 2(1. The.
fin eiunn'a and contractor's reports were rotd.
linn adopted; re repairing damaged piles men
tioi.ed in the contractor's report, it was de
the coat of paiiitnig, birring, and decking the
upper part 'of tho bridge. It was decided
that the down side' of Sydnry-ilreet Bridgo
be metalled, aiul that tenders be called for I he
work. Mr. Thnrnber in .ved ?' That the rail
in the centre of the briden be removed.' Mr;1
Porter moved ,u) amendment lo the contrary.
Amendment enri ied. On the motion of Mr.
Thornber, seconded by Mr. Neill, it was de
tided to issue a precept for £50 on ihe con
1 1 ilinling bodies. Mr. Inveraiity gave notice
AdRicuLTCBAi Union. ? The weekly me'et
inH of the Agrieullural.Union.was held yester
-Uy, tays Tlmradiy'si Brisbane .Courier. There
u.re nraannt. '? MpAfli'fl'. d. Thorn till the
d.air)-, Grimes, Groom, Fogarty, Plunkett,
Morgan. W. Thorn, Armstrong, E. 3
Steven«, King, Lord, Thomas, and Smith
M.M.L.A. ' Mr. Grimes referred to the,
debate on Mr.; Chataway.'s motion' regarding
agricultural legislation, and- expressed his
regret at tho paucity of ' members of the
union present during the discussion. On ihe
discussion of Mr.' Allan's motion, 'That the
decision arrived at on the llth September,
lelating to the Agricultural Lunds Purchase
Act, be recoiiBidered and if necessary res
cinded.' being resumed, Mr.' Grimes pro
ion the grounds that the decision vvnsnirived
at after' full discussion extending over four
.taken at .a better attended -meeting than the
present' one. He therefore moved the pre
vious qneitlon, ' That the motion' be not now
put.' Mr. Plunkett seconded the nntion.
After considerable discussion tho matter was
adjourned to mixt meeting, on the motion of
Mr. Lord. -
cent should be well below 8. Work will pro-
bably finish in a fortnight. Forty-one
farmers will be supplying the mill next year,
and it is anticipated that the area to be crop-
ped will be 1825 acres.
BRIDGES BOARD.—The usual monthly meet-
ing of the Bridges Board was held on Tues-
day last in the Divisional Board Hall. There
were present: Messrs. Morthensen (in the
chair), Neill, Inverarity, Thornber, Jane, and
F. Clark, secretary. Accounts were passed
for payment, amounting to £8 3s. 2d. The
foreman's and contractor's reports were read
and adopted; re repairing damaged piles men-
tioned in the contractor's report, it was de-
the cost of painting, tarring, and decking the
upper part of the bridge. It was decided
that the down side of Sydney-street Bridge
be metalled, and that tenders be called for the
work. Mr. Thornber moved "that the rail
in the centre of the bridge be removed." Mr.
Porter moved an amendment to the contrary.
Amendment carried. On the motion of Mr.
Thornber, seconded by Mr. Mr. Neill, it was de-
cided to issue a precept for £50 on the con-
tributing bodies. Mr. Inverarity gave notice
AGRICULTURAL UNION.—The weekly meet-
ing of the Agricultural Union was held yester-
day, says Thursday's Brisbane Courier. There
were present: Messrs. G. Thorn (in the
chair), Grimes, Groom, Fogarty, Plunkett,
Morgan, W. Thorn, Armstrong, E. J.
Stevens, King, Lord, Thomas, and Smith
N.M.L.A. Mr. Grimes referred to the
debate on Mr. Chataway's motion regarding
agricultural legislation, and expressed his
regret at paucity of members of the
union present during the discussion. On the
discussion of Mr. Allan's motion, "That the
decision arrived at on the 11th September,
relating to the Agricultural Lands Purchase
Act, be reconsidered and if necessary res-
cinded." being resumed, Mr. Grimes pro-
on the grounds that the decision was arrived
at after full discussion extending over four
taken at a better attended meeting than the
present one. He therefore moved the pre-
vious question, "That the motion be not now
pur." Mr. Plunkett seconded the motion.
After considerable discussion the matter was
adjourned to next meeting, on the motion of
Mr. Lord.
THE MIRANI EXTENSION. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Thursday 24 October 1895 [Issue No.52] page 2 2017-06-25 21:25 THK Mill ANI EXTENSION.
Pi'KAKiKd for tli« do|mlaiinn whioli wnitud
on Mr, ,1. V. Oiiatawav lust woek, in
oonnection with tlio Handy Creole -linn,'
tlio Prcftidont of the local branch of lliu
AuRfralian Wurkorn' Uniun adv«ni:t'd
tliu suggi'stion tli at i! llioy onuld not gut
thoir riiiljyny from tlio pronont Qocorn
mont tiioy uliould cuangatlinUnvotnmcntt
pwsiininlily for ono choaon from tho other
sldo of-tliollouni, VVhot oort of timo?
tlio farmon* uoulil tboit lutvu in vnry aptly
bIidwii liy tlio action of Mr. Powiuts mid
tin1 labor miMnbum i|i striving to block
(tic Miruui linu. Tho fact llmt tlirio uro
owners of lurgu arctm up tlioro (Juch not
do away with tliu fuct llml, tjicrp uru
also many fnrmorft who want tlui ux ten-
sion »u as to gut their prorluno to mnrkot.
If tho line onnbloii tlio 'M.L.A.'h mid
M.L.O.'s' to sell tlu'ir Innd to boua fid*
Peltiers, BoTtnnch the belter for the district I
Mid fie country in general. It would be \
mo~l unfortnnate if the genuine eettler is
i o be penalised because some prominent
politician owns lai d in his vicinity. If
the labor party is going lo make it a pnrt
of its policy to stop all railways wliwli
mny run towards or through -land owned
not gain much sympathy . in this district.
Such a policy of selfishness would lose it
what few adherents it now has. It is
obvious onough that the local opponents of
railway extension luive pulled the strings
hostile altitude. Mr. Powers' remarks
prove this; It would be a triumph of
members had not enough influence to got
the line through. \ But they have not
failed yet; though ..the final report of the
select committee will lie nwaiied with
anxiety. In the meanwhile ive mnst
pojsess our souls in patience as best we
ain. While, on this subject we cannot
refrain from noting oar objections lo the
attitnde ' taken up by-n -correspondent,
who S'gnR himself ' Outsider.' We
nt the same time we take exception to
his method of argument in the; first part
of Jiis letter. We' do,, not ask for the
Mtrani extension,' because the line has
Sandy Creek. The electors wnnt two
extensions. Thej^are not offered one on
the nnderstanding -that they forego their'
claims to the other. The only priority
given to the Mirani extension ia that the
the route are ready first. The lilies' do
not admit of comparison; and ne good
can be obtained by making ont that one
is better than the other. Both lines hru
most- necessary, mid though it appears
unlikely that we shall -get more than one
block that nl?o), we should not cease
coast. ' »
Piako ToNiN'tf.— We draw attention to an
advert isemeut appearing elsewhere intimating
that Mr. W. 3. Carter, of Messrs^Carter and
Son, Rockhiimpton, IB at iresenl in Unckay.
Fire.— A 'fire on Monday last burned down
the gruss and iron humpy of two Chiimtnen,
named Ah Luck and-A'i F.it, »t Slade Point,
during their absence. The damages are pnt
down at £25. -
, Plumbago-— We. learn that H.r. Sheldon's
most satisfactorily. — Mr.'Sheldpn proposes
an early date. From-analyses made in Bris
from 75 to 00 per cent.
Walklbstok Police Coort.— At the Polico
'W. J. Hartley, P M.i Thos. VV. Alaham,
charged with drunkenness,- was cautioned and
kaiiuks, named Tootar, with a breach of the
Masters snd Servants Act. Defendant «as
fined 5s with 8s 6d additional coat*.
Pkosebpine.— A recont arrivnl -fiom' the
Proserpine has informed ub that .on Friday
last good rains' fell over nearly llie- whole of
the Biigar area, in some places iln much as
3J inches being registered. Tliis it very
fair prospect oi a wholly ss,tiElactory crop.
The LiLirbTlANS.— Last night we received
Pollard Lilipntiau -Opera Company that he
had beon informed by wire from Mr. Pollard
that owing to unavoidable eiicumstances the
Benson with 'Paul Jones'; therefore 'Lai
Cloches de Corneville' will l-e the initial per
formance, on Monday next with ' Paul Jonej '
lof. How on Tuesday and Wednesday nights,
ForacE Codbt. — In the Police Court on
Tuesday, before W. J.. Hartley, Ksq., P.M.,
Heleue E. Matthews w»s brought up on aus
picion of lunacy. The evMencu of her hus
bind, Albert Thos. Matthews, wus taken, and
elie was remanded to the lock-up until jester
day for medical exaininntiou. YesUrday the
police stated Hist she lmd bemi examined by
Dr. McBurnoy, who recommended her deten
tion' for medical treatment. She wus removed
TiiE Gitnn Pest.— WV learn that, in tho
rciiaion, steps are now being taktn in some
localities on the North Sido to combino to
has offered to contribute £1 for every £1 sub
beetles The larmera meet shortly to diacuss
?kai«nicu- urni. liiu buiiiu uuuibu ui aubiun in iv
be pursued in connection with Nindsroo and
lire farmeri who supply cane to that mill.'
Oun Smri'iNO Difficulties. — Tho people
of Mackay wij read with interest our roport
of the meeting of tho Harbor Board of Ad
vice. It is To he presumed that the proposala,
which' we give in lull, constitute the only two
schemes with which. the Board in likely now
to deal. Th» necessity of removing the pres
ent obstructions to shipping is so picaiiui;
that the information, when it comin, tliiit the
Hoard hm definitely dociiltd what is to be
done, willbe hailed with satisfaction. . 'Mm
two acliomea now under, consiileriitlon differ
mainly in the fuot that ono propoui to tachlo
iholluUin the river nnd tho other to bring
shipping only-just imido* llio bur.
I I1T It T|11._ tJ ? .1 ? ..I .!._ 1 ? I 1. ? .1.'
n.tv.u.— i-M* □?uivwijr ui kiiu iuu»i urauuil
publish tho following :— At a meeting of the
A.W.U , hold in the Britannia Hall on Satur
day night, attention was called to thp fact
that sbmo of tho local papers had been Riving
the namei of thuie who were probable caiuli
ilatca at tho nuxt general election for this dis
trict. Tho Secretary wat instructed to inform
tho local papers that there is no foundation
for making anch ttutomoula, asnn ont'lms yet
betn luleuUirt to contest 'the Miiokny electorate
in thu labor inturCHts, but when itfaudidata
haa been fixed upon duojiotiu* will beglvon to
Lliu Itosh. It was abroad to hold a special
ineulhigon .Saturday, Slid Noveuilwr, to dii
Ti.m important liunlutM.*
Pi,fcYHT0WK O.M.- On Tuomliiy last Meiiars.
Mualtuy, Ivimrlo mid T, Uliiitawny, runroaont
ing tho throo local jinpora,' vinltod tho Ploy
hUiwu CM. upon tlig Invilatloii of tho munngor,
Mr, W. Sk'cdinaii. Aftitr lunch tlio works
wuru inipaoted and ovory opportunity givon
to make it fulUuvouUKiitio!) of tho progreas of
tho oompimy. Tliu mat bobmoh u u anort ono
ami wllCprobnhly result in tliu insntifacturo of
Iiihh than 700 lonu ut mitjar. V\- to Sntmday
lad nil) tuns of ntignr had boon roudo from
ii llttlu ovor 1000 tuns of oiinu, tho nctunl
nvi'l'ligo bolllg H-'i tnilH. (if uatlfl lu the ton of
Hiigiir. Su niiHlysoiihavii'yut Ixion rcoelvml
from tlui C.S.R, Company, but ns n high
quullty of sujrur Is buln(f innilu, |ha iivurayo
tiiiiungo ut uune nor ton uf suiruv of Hft por
THE MIRANI EXTENSION.
SPEAKING for the deputation which waited
on Mr. J. V. CHATAWAY last week, in
connection with the Sandy Creek line,
the President of the local branch of the
Australian Workers' Union advanced
the suggestion that if they could not get
their railway from the present Govern-
ment they should change the Government,
presumably for one chosen from the other
side of the House. What sort of times
the farmers would then have is very aptly
shown by the action of Mr. POWERS and
the labor members in striving to block
the Mirani line. The fact that there are
owners of large areas up there does not
do away with the fact that there are
also many farmers who want the exten-
sion so as to get their produce to market.
If the line enables the "M.L.A.'s and
M.L.O.'s" to sell their land to bona fide
settlers, so much the better for the district
and the country in general. It would be
most unfortunate if the genuine settler is
to be penalised because some prominent
politician owns land in his vicinity. If
the labor party is going to make it a part
of its policy to stop all railways which
may run towards or through land owned
not gain much sympathy in this district.
Such a policy of selfishness would lost it
what few adherents it now has. It is
obvious enough that the local opponents of
railway extension have pulled the strings
hostile attitude. Mr. POWERS' remarks
prove this. It would be a triumph of
members had not enough influence to get
the line through. But they have not
failed yet, though the final report of the
select committee will be awaited with
anxiety. In the meanwhile we mnst
possess our souls in patience as best we
can. While on this subject we cannot
refrain from noting our objections to the
attitude taken up by a correspondent,
who signs himself "Outsider.' We
at the same time we take exception to
his method of argument in the first part
of his letter. We do not ask for the
Mirani extension because the line has
Sandy Creek. The electors wannt two
extensions. They are not offered one on
the understanding that they forego their
claims to the other. The only priority
given to the Mirani extension is that the
the route are ready first. The lines do
not admit of comparison; and no good
can be obtained by making out that one
is better than the other. Both lines are
most necessary, and though it appears
unlikely that we shall get more than one
block that also), we should not cease
coast.
PIANO TUNING.—We draw attention to an
advertisement appearing elsewhere intimating
that Mr. W. J. Carter, of Messrs. Carter and
Son, Rockhampton, is at present in Mackay.
FIRE.—A fire on Monday last burned down
the grass and iron humpy of two Chinamen,
named Ah Luck and Ah Fat, at Slade Point,
during their absence. The damages are put
PLUMBAGO.—We learn that Mr. Sheldon's
most satisfactorily. Mr.Sheldon proposes
an early date. From analyses made in Bris-
from 75 to 90 per cent.
WALKERSTON POLICE COURT.—At the Police
W. J. Hartley, P.M., Thos. W. Aslham,
charged with drunkenness, was cautioned and
kanaka, named Tootar, with a breach of the
Masters snd Servants Act. Defendant was
fined 5s with 8s 6d additional costs.
PROSERPINE.—A recent arrival from the
Proserpine has informed us that on Friday
last good rains fell over nearly the whole of
the sugar area, in some places as much as
3½ inches being registered. This is very
fair prospect of a wholly satisfactory crop.
THE LILIPUTIANS.—Last night we received
Pollard Liliputian Opera company that he
had been informed by wire from Mr. Pollard
that owing to unavoidable circumstances the
season with "Paul Jones"; therefore "Les
Cloches de Corneville" will be the initial per-
formance, on Monday next with "Paul Jones"
to follow on Tuesday and Wednesday nights
POLICE COURT.—In the Police Court on
Tuesday, before W. J. Hartley, Esq., P.M.,
Helene E. Matthews was brought up on sus-
picion of lunacy. The evidence of her hus-
band, Albert Thos. Matthews, was taken, and
she was remanded to the lock-up until yester-
day for medical examination. Yesterday the
police stated that she had been examined by
Dr. McBurney, who recommended her deten-
tion for medical treatment. She was removed
THE GRUB PEST.—We learn that, in the
session, steps are now being taken in some
localities on the North Side to combine to
has offered to contribute £1 for every £1 sub-
beetles. The farmers meet shortly to discuss
statement that the same course of action is to
be pursued in connection with Nindaroo and
the farmers who supply cane to that mill.
OUR SHIPPING DIFFICULTIES.—The people
of Mackay will read with interest our report
of the meeting of the Harbor Board of Ad-
vice. It is to be presumed that the proposals,
which we give in full, constitute the only two
schemes with which the Board in likely now
to deal. The necessity of removing the pres-
ent obstructions to shipping is so pressing
that the information, when it comes, that the
Board has definitely decided what is to be
done, will be hailed with satisfaction. The
two schemes now under consideration differ
mainly in the fact that one proposes to tackle
the flats in the river and the other to bring
shipping only just inside the bar.
A.W.U.—The Secretary of the local branch
of the Australian Workers' Union asks us to
publish the following :— At a meeting of the
A.W.U., held in the Britannia Hall on Satur-
day night, attention was called to the fact
that some of the local papers had been giving
the names of those who were probable candi-
dates at the next general election for this dis-
trict. The Secretary was instructed to inform
the local papers that there is no foundation
for making such statements, as no one has yet
been selected to contest the Mackay electorate
in the labor interests, but when a candidate
has been fixed upon due notice will be given to
the Press. It was agreed to hold a special
meeting on Saturday, 2nd November, to dis-
cuss important business.
PLEYSTOWE C.M.—On Tuesday last Messrs
Mackay, Laurie and T. Chataway, represent-
ing the three local papers, visited the Pley-
stowe C.M. upon the invitation of the manager,
Mr. W. Steedman. After lunch the works
were inspected and every opportunity given
to make a full investigation of the progress of
the company. The first season is a short one
and will probably result in the manufacture of
less than 700 tons of sugar. Up to Saturday
last 510 tons of sugar had been made from
a little over 1000 tons of cane, the actual
average being 8.2 tons of cane to the ton of
sugar, No analyses have yet been received
from the C.S.R. Company, but as a high
quality of sugar is being made, the average
tonnage of cane per ton of sugar of 88 per
Advertising (Advertising), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Thursday 24 October 1895 [Issue No.52] page 2 2017-06-25 15:54 Vincit omnia verittu.
THURSDAY, OOTOllMltm,. J80o7
The Mercury.
Vincit omnia veritas.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1895.
Sugar. London, October 22. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Thursday 24 October 1895 [Issue No.52] page 2 2017-06-25 15:54 London, October 22.
Mr. F. O. Liciit, of Magdebnrg, in his
monthly ciicular states that 'die past month's
production of beef kIiowb u decrease of 82,000
tons, compared wi'.h the pievioua correspond
for the new campaign lo be 806,000 tons. The
abore mestace uoei tL long way to explain the
recent sharp rise in tho price of heel sugar.
Within fii-u weeks the market has risen £2
As. per ton, and the heet sugar quotations are
now 20s. higher tlinn at thia time last year.
The ahote estimate of thr 189500 beet crop
is tho tint published by Mr. Licht. A few
weeks iigo - lie toui(lily calculated that
the new crop would give . a shortage
of 500,000 tons as compared with lust
led him in making his ilotniled. statement to'
foresee u deficiency of no leea than 800,000
tons. The beet -rop for 1894-95 amounted
to 4,840,000 U ? ami the uxpeoteil shorttge
is therefore efiusl to 10 pur cent,- the amount
of tho crop lieli.g 3,089,000 tons, or only
10J.0OO more th.in lliuviop of 1803-04. The
latent Loiulou quotations are boot 10a 9(1, and
No. 14 D.S. 12« 9(1, as against 0s 9d and
13- Od during the beginning of November laat
year. - ; ? ? ?
LONDON, October 22.
MR. F. O. LICHT, of Magdenburg, in his
monthly circular states that "the past month's
production of beef shows a decrease of 82,000
tons, compared with the previous correspond-
for the new campaign to be 806,000 tons. The
above message goes a long way to explain the
recent sharp rise in the price of beet sugar.
Within five weeks the market has risen £2
5s. per ton, and the beet sugar quotations are
now 20s. higher than at this time last year.
The above estimate of the 1895-96 beet crop
is the first published by Mr. Licht. A few
weeks ago he roughly calculated that
the new crop would give a shortage
of 500,000 tons as compared with last
led him in making his detailed statement to
foresee a deficiency of no less than 800,000
tons. The beet crop for 1894-95 amounted
to 4,840,000 tons, and the expected shortage
is therefore equal to 16 per cent, the amount
of the crop being 3,980,000 tons, or only
100,000 more than the crop of 1893-94. The
latest London quotations are beet 10s 9d, and
No. 14 D.S. 12s 9d, as against 9s 9d and
12s 9d during the beginning of November last
year.
Our Local Railways. TO THE EDITOR OF THE "MERCURY." (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Thursday 24 October 1895 [Issue No.52] page 2 2017-06-25 15:47 - Totue Editor' of the 'Meiujcby.'
Sib, — It is exfacmely interesting to an out
eider to read thR report of tho depntatinn of
farmers, also to road those of tlie local bodies
in, reference to Railway construction . in this
electorate. . Tho farmers' 'spokesman asked
for information' as to 'why the Government
Hamilton lino? To give an explanation of
in this or any similar colony. These ? I should
(I.) To. promote settlement. (2.) To
facilitate the mearia of bringing produce to a
of these neods not be discussed much, -when we
TVithont tho first it is obvious there can be
or ' no doubt, that the chanco of promoting
settlement should be the chief, -if not the sole
in fcparsely populated district!).
is to be built, the matter to determine wonld
be, which could produce tho most satisfactory
available for sottlement r ? . - .
2. In which district is such lurid of the
better quality ?.
S. Under existing cirenmatanoes, which haa
the greater 'facility for bringing produce to a
market, a farmer on Sandy Creek or ii farmer
There can be little doubt -that- the 'answer of
acted wisely ami justly in giving priofcjty' to
that line. . .
fow men, considered men of means, have certain
proporty in a district, a far larger number of
a certain course, suitable openings' are mado
yon must not take that course', because you
may possibly inorease the value of the property
of the formor. Could anything be more absurd ?
speaking of the Hamilton line, 'It was a
capitalists' dodge;' further on, 'He does not
object to the Hamilton line at all.' Concluiron,
This will certainly be news to. many, for Mr:
Beaton. to agree, with capitalists about any
wonld pay without the Company's traffic 1
with them and think the line would give divi
the remarks in tho latter part of the leader in
your issue of the 19th instant so much to tho
point that there is hot ono conclusion to come
to, namely, that the local, bodies are undoubt
edly the parties that should be consul od, in tho
eveut of tho line being lost, for not assisting
the members in tho way they suggested It is
mostly a dimoult matter to- get at tho motives
which causa men's actions, but if tho local
bodies, wore really in earnest about get
ting- the line, and announces to do tho best they
?could in tho interests ; of the ratepayers; 'tho
motion-that urns carried ii not one that would
bo looked for from a perfectly, sano number of
men, for they mnst surely know it is equivalent
not prepared to topple ovor of its own accord.
Putting tho railway construction in tho
colony on the low estimate of a scramblo for
the loaves and fishes, I think a largo majority
of tho oleotors will bo of opinion that, even if
only the Hamilton lino bo built, the members
for the electorate may bo congratulated on
having soourod a fish . of considerable weight,
for thoro are sovoral places that could show
and have shown aa good a case, but still lutvo
asked for bread and will reccivo a stone.
I am, .Sir,, io., OUTSIDER.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE "MERCURY."
SIR,—It is extremely interesting to an out-
sider to read the report of the deputation of
farmers, also to read those of the local bodies
in reference to Railway construction in this
electorate. The farmers' spokesman asked
for information as to why the Government
Hamilton line? To give an explanation of
in this or any similar colony. These I should
(1.) To promote settlement. (2.) To
facilitate the means of bringing produce to a
of these needs not be discussed much, when we
Without the first it is obvious there can be
or no doubt, that the chance of promoting
settlement should be the chief, if not the sole
in sparsely populated districts.
is to be built, the matter to determine would
be, which could produce the most satisfactory
available for settlement ?
2. In which district is such land of the
3. Under existing circumstances, which has
the greater facility for bringing produce to a
market, a farmer on Sandy Creek or a farmer
Hamilton line, or that the Government have
acted wisely and justly in giving priority to
that line.
few men, considered men of means, have certain
property in a district, a far larger number of
a certain course, suitable openings are made
you must not take that course, because you
may possibly increase the value of the property
of the former. Could anything be more absurd ?
speaking of the Hamilton line, "It was a
capitalists' dodge;" further on, "He does not
object to the Hamilton line at all." Concluson,
This will certainly be news to many, for Mr.
Beaton to agree with capitalists about any-
would pay without the Company's traffic. I
but if tho Company's traffic be included, I go
with them and think the line would give divi-
the remarks in the latter part of the leader in
your issue of the 19th instant so much to the
point that there is but one conclusion to come
to, namely, that the local bodies are undoubt-
edly the parties that should be censured, in the
event of the line being lost, for not assisting
the members in the way they suggestediIt is
mostly a difficult matter to get at the motives
which cause men's actions, but if the local
bodies, were really in earnest about get-
ting the line, and announces to do the best they
could in the interests of the ratepayers; the
motion that was carried is not one that would
be looked for from a perfectly, sane number of
men, for they must surely know it is equivalent
not prepared to topple over of its own accord.
Putting the railway construction in the
colony on the low estimate of a scramble for
the loaves and fishes, I think a large majority
of the electors will be of opinion that, even if
only the Hamilton line be built, the members
for the electorate may be congratulated on
having secured a fish of considerable weight,
for there are several places that could show
and have shown as good a case, but still have
asked for bread and will receive a stone.
I am, Sir, &c., OUTSIDER.
Our Sanitary Arrangements. TO THE EDITOR OF THE "MERCURY." (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Thursday 24 October 1895 [Issue No.52] page 2 2017-06-25 15:33 Oar Sanitary. Arrangements.
S TO THE KDtTOROrTHR ' MeUUITRY.'
Sib,— There has been a lot of talk recently of
fovors and other, epidemics broakiuj) out in
Maokay, but as far as I caii v»v nothing has
been done by our Municipal Council, to prn
vent this outbreak, unless it ii in thu sum of
£1 which was piid : to our Vulunteer Kire
ISriijuilo to tluui the drains which was a fail
ure owing to the scarcity of water. I wonld
to the stench uriiiug from the drains at the
four corners of Victoria and Wood-strvoti,
and I think that if somo of those geutlemcn
(visited that spot n little beforo meal time
they would not require any uioto luxury of
-that kind for tome time. If tbe Fire Brijjade
was offered a. fair prico lo flush tho druins
from tlio river, I do not think that they
would ohjout to do tho work, which, I urn
sure; wuuhl bo of great bmicilt to tlio health
of tills town, . What I moan by n fair prlco is
the usual \mgu-agoiuK nt. tho present tiiui-
with tho overtime., added' which is usual fur
work after tho proper hours j not n paltry
pound which they ware to rectiivu for their
nit work or ait uvurniin of two nobbier* iitir
man. If tho Council are so hard tin {or funds
to do thl» work, tar the benefit of tho wholo
of tho commuuity of tho diitiiol, I would
aiigRcat tlmt they should go around the lowu
with thu lint mid I think tho public would
?oon snbicrlhe the ainall sum roijuirod.
Ill conoluainn 1 wouM any tlmt it would bo
far bsttor if. tho funds of tho Council win
epnnt art ImprovDinenta anil cleaning if thit
town fur whioh thf ralea avo oolleoiod, In
stead of iiindinB disputatious down Soulh ami
entertninlng Ministerial parlies ut the rate
payor*' expanse,
Trusting thu Health CominiUeo will, do
louiethlug lo nlmtu Hie imlinncu,
I uin, Sir, etc.,
? w.MArmEws.
Our Sanitary Arrangements.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE "MERCURY."
SIR,—There has been a lot of talk recently of
fevors and other epidemics broaking out in
Mackay, but as far as I can see nothing has
been done by our Municipal Council, to pre-
vent this outbreak, unless it is in the sum of
£1 which was paid to our Volunteer Fire
Brigade to flush the drains which was a fail-
ure owing to the scarcity of water. I would
to the stench arising from the drains at the
four corners of Victoria and Wood-streets,
and I think that if some of those gentlemen
visited that spot a little before meal time
they would not require any more luxury of
that kind for some time. If the Fire Brigade
was offered a fair price to flush the drains
from the river, I do not think that they
would object to do the work, which, I am
sure, would be of great benefit to the health
of this town. What I mean by a fair price is
the usual wage agoing a the present time
with the overtime added which is usual for
work after the proper hours; not a paltry
pound which they were to receive for the
last work or an average of two nobblers per
man. If the Council are so hard up for funds
to do this work, for the benefit of the whole
of the community of the district, I would
suggest that they should go around the town
with the hat and I think the public would
soon subscribe the small sum required.
In conclusion I would say that it would be
far better if the funds of the Council were
spent on improvements and cleaning of this
town for which the rates are collected, in-
stead of sending deputations down South and
entertaining Ministerial parties at the rate-
payers' expense.
Trusting the Health Committee will do
something to abate the nuisance,
I am, Sir, etc.,
W. MATTHEWS.

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