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Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 5,826,655
2 noelwoodhouse 3,923,369
3 NeilHamilton 3,428,714
4 DonnaTelfer 3,328,921
5 Rhonda.M 3,140,785
...
118 cmdevine 440,421
119 Kiefer 437,579
120 SusanPilar 435,981
121 spellcheck 433,573
122 elclare 432,494
123 raewilson 426,249

433,573 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

November 2019 5,164
October 2019 5,526
September 2019 6,412
August 2019 5,378
July 2019 7,769
June 2019 10,502
May 2019 5,518
April 2019 2,426
March 2019 5,480
February 2019 6,432
January 2019 2,106
December 2018 6,348
November 2018 14,335
October 2018 4,550
September 2018 2,472
August 2018 8,545
July 2018 2,756
June 2018 8,710
May 2018 23,296
April 2018 5,877
March 2018 6,853
February 2018 9,860
January 2018 9,281
December 2017 5,071
November 2017 12,157
October 2017 13,052
September 2017 20,359
August 2017 15,224
July 2017 13,057
June 2017 15,812
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

Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 5,826,453
2 noelwoodhouse 3,923,369
3 NeilHamilton 3,428,585
4 DonnaTelfer 3,328,900
5 Rhonda.M 3,140,772
...
117 cmdevine 439,641
118 SusanPilar 435,981
119 Kiefer 435,852
120 spellcheck 433,572
121 elclare 432,494
122 raewilson 426,249

433,572 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

November 2019 5,164
October 2019 5,526
September 2019 6,412
August 2019 5,378
July 2019 7,769
June 2019 10,502
May 2019 5,518
April 2019 2,426
March 2019 5,480
February 2019 6,432
January 2019 2,106
December 2018 6,348
November 2018 14,335
October 2018 4,550
September 2018 2,472
August 2018 8,545
July 2018 2,756
June 2018 8,710
May 2018 23,296
April 2018 5,877
March 2018 6,853
February 2018 9,860
January 2018 9,281
December 2017 5,071
November 2017 12,157
October 2017 13,052
September 2017 20,359
August 2017 15,224
July 2017 13,057
June 2017 15,812
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

Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 jaybee67 314,433
2 PhilThomas 135,128
3 mickbrook 111,035
4 murds5 61,555
5 GeoffMMutton 53,528
...
3507 solaraa 1
3508 spacemonkey 1
3509 Spearth 1
3510 spellcheck 1
3511 squizzie 1
3512 ssams 1

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Advertising (Advertising), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Saturday 28 May 1887 [Issue No.8] page 2 2019-11-18 22:18 '''? Poetic Fancies on t le j ,
OCEAN. -Vif^iSTATE !
/^LAUSEN'S'-NEWYOBKCHAMPAGNB \
\J . '? '' ' V£AGBR BEER.]- ? ??? - ?'? f
The WORLD'S- FIRSIE PRIZE ! at PHILA. \
DELPHIA, oven all competitors. \
'? .!' . JTRST PRIZE at PARIS. \ i* -^
FIRST PRIZE FOB THREE YEARS fromW-,
the AMERICANINSTTTUTB FAIR, , j-3
! ' ? New Iprk. . i ( . ?
M ' Additional iPRIZES at - V.
Mechanics' Institute Exhibitioni San Fran- ?- .-? ^
'? ciico, and Caracas Exposition, Venezuela, .1 ','
iiat3-ine Victiirt-ini thntk about .1'
' I CLAUSEN'S EAGER BEER. !
'HARDLY ANY CTEHER ORDERED.' I ; ;,
. Mr. William O'Neill, lessee of i the Cathed ' '
nil Hotel, Swanaon-Btrciet, Melbourne, Boysk
1.' We pronounce CJausen's ; New Yora
Eager Kcer a great success. All! our patron:
praise it highly, and 'are discontinuing all .
other brands in ita favor!. In our lunchfcon/ t
rooms hanlly any other; baer is ordered. Its; '
condition is very reliable j^we have never met
a flat bottle, nor noticed afty breakage.' I
'?' APLEASURE TO SELL?' j:
Mr... William Rainsay.-lof Phair's HoteL,
Collins-Btreet, says :— ' Ch^isen's New Yvj_f J *—
Champagne Lager Beer is greatly appreciate^ ^;
by my. customers, because, of its sparkling
condition and: really pleasant flavor. It iaa
meets-with.' .. i ? : ?'- ?
' FINE QUALITY.' ;
M,r. .John O'Hagan, ol the Sandhurst
Hotel, Sandhurst, says':— {'I find Clausenjs ,.i
New York Champagne, Lager of fine^ quality, .
sparkling and free from sediment. It gives ...
great satisfaction to all my dustomefs.' ; J'_ -
'THE MOST -POBJJLAB.' '? . '.,») ..' '.
?' Mrs. Marion Lane, of the pity Club Hotel , ';
Gollins.-Btreet, says :— ' Widiout any reserva .
tion, Clausen's New York LAger Beer is th;e
moat popnbir bottled beer I Slave ever had an. .
sale. Everyone praises its - brUliancy.'light./^
ness, and flavor, and the sale of it is increai- 'j .
ing daily.' ' ! i . '* f- ?)' '
' VERY ACCEPTABLE.' p .!
? Mr. C. Foster, of the well-khown ' George'
Hotel, Lydiard-streot,i[BalIan4, says : — ' The
general opinion of .fmy duatomers about .
favorable. It is pronounced to ^e very accept- ?'?
able in flavor; andj while it posaesecs an -
appetising bitter of delicate' i purity and ex
cellence, and is as clear as ohkmpdgne, it is
free from the* sediment waicn generally
'characterises much of the Lager Beer I have,.
seen hi Victoria.' '-I-. . ; . i}!'
. ' THE FINEST LAGER. -'H' T'
Mr. F. Wilkins, bf j that renowned old
hostelry, ' The Shamrock,? Sandhurst, i In
forwarding a large re-order for Clausen's Neir ?
?York phampagucj Lager Boer to his MeU
boume Agents,; say's): — 'Tliis beer ; gfrftrt 1
immense satisfaction !here,A and is certainly '
the finest Lager' I have conje across, during .
my twenty years' hotel experience,'. - ; I
'FINK QUALITY AND POPULARITY}'
' Messrs. J. and H. Do Groot, lessees of the
Railway 'Refreshment Rwmk at Seymour,
say :— .' We have much pleasure in testifying
to the* fine quality, of Clausen's New York
Champagne Lager' Beer, also '.to its being tlrai
popular brand with the travelling public ' OB
the-Nortteastern line:!' '„ '
* /'GREAT SATISFACTION.' 1
Mr. W. H. Pavier, proprietor of the Dim. ?
boola Hotel, Dimboohi, under cover of i»
large ro-ordcr, writes:— 'ij find Clausen'*
^?'(?Ur Vftrlr ' riiiinina»n T -\ ? T» ? _t_ ' _
great satisfaction to my customers,- beraff}* # _ _
tight, mild, and clear ale.' . !~ .5 :j A *
'PREFERRED TO ANY. OTfeER'BRANlX'1
From the Foresters.' Hotel, iStawell, Mr; J;
Gawlcy writes:-^' My customers prefer
Clausen's New York Champafene Lager Be«r
to liny other brand iu the njarket, and they
consUcr. it the most suitable beer for this
climate.' .''?'?' ? j
' , „ ' ESTIXUBLE QUA6LTIES.' .
H^' ^obT ^'''^ thT Union Tftvea,,
Hotel, SL-Arnoud, say8:_»CUusenI».lfeii-/
lork Champagne Lagec Beer, is truly -la
beautiful, sparkling, and invigorating stfaiu
lant, '?having all those estimable quffii
found in theT-est EnelUh bottled beciiBr^ '.
abeyerago fpr invalids it is invaluable, for it
!f? thom in,th-: 'awt- Thowiwho have Ultod .
It hero Bpeak highly in it, favor.' ~~
ioi?Wn^i r -? 'Vi ' PPPri'^of theCritef
|^l|er1Sa&v^-- ?
^^^ .?
ft Cuvuao^, othor br^dt ^ nfmt **«?
nthoeclUr' j ! '''''''''oponoa
iu.tlavor. bright,^ l ^ £{*?&&
1104*. ? Tho demand f! rrtS' il whotooiio.
York ta^or iior ,, „ Jo -{ tSwt^jJ
1ST ? ?i*^.-W!gaf-
Br«-;« ''rilHnnoy »l*iilg,t0,lta ?lw«nt ftJ!,5?
Poetic Fancies on the
OCEAN VIEW ESTATE
CLAUSEN'S NEW YORK CHAMPAGNE
LAGER BEER.
The WORLD'S FIRST PRIZE at PHILA-
DELPHIA, over all competitors.
FIRST PRIZE at PARIS.
FIRST PRIZE FOR THREE YEARS from
the AMERICAN INSTITUTE FAIR,
New York.
Additional PRIZES at
Mechanics' Institute Exhibition, San Fran-
cisco, and Carncas Exposition, Venezuela,
that some Victorians think about
CLAUSEN'S LAGER BEER.
"HARDLY ANY OTHER ORDERED."
Mr. William O'Neill, lessee of the Cathed-
ral Hotel, Swanson-street, Melbourne, says
—'We pronounce Clausen's New York
Lager Beer a great success. all our patrons
praise it highly, and are discontinuing all
other brands in its favor. In our luncheon
rooms hardly any other beer is ordered. Its
condition is very reliable; we have never met
a flat bottle, not noticed any breakage."
"A PLEASURE TO SELL."
Mr. William Ramsay, of Phair's Hotel
Collins-street, says:—"Clausen's New York
Champagne Lager Beer is greatly appreciated
by my customers, because of its sparkling
condition and really pleasant flavor. It is a
meets with.
"FINE QUALITY."
Mr. John O'Hagan, of the Sandhurst
Hotel, Sandhurst, says:— "I find Clausen's
New York Champagne, Lager of fine quality,
sparkling and free from sediment. It gives
great satisfaction to all my customers."
"THE MOST POPULAR."
Mrs. Marion Lane, of the City Club Hotel
Collins-street, says:—"Without any reserva-
tion, Clausen's New York Lager Beer is the
most popular bottled beer I have ever had on
sale. Everyone praises its brilliancy, light-
ness, and flavor, and the sale of it is increas-
ing daily."
"VERY ACCEPTABLE."
Mr. C. Foster, of the well-known "George"
Hotel, Lydiard-street, Ballarat, says:—"The
general opinion of my customers about
Clausen's New York Lager Beer is highly
favorable. It is pronounced to be very accept-
able in flavor; and, while it possesses an
appetising bitter of delicate purity and ex-
cellence, and is as clear as champagne, it is
free from the sediment which generally
characterises much of the Lager Beer I have
seen in Victoria."
"THE FINEST LAGER."
Mr. f. Wilkins, of that renowned old
hostelry, "The Shamrock," Sandhurst, in
forwarding a large re-order for Clausen's New
York Champagne lager Beer to his Mel-
bourne Agents, says:—"This beer gives
immense satisfaction here and is certainly
the finest Lager I have come across during
my twenty years' hotel experience."
"FINE QUALITY AND POPULARITY."
Messrs J. and H. De Groot, lessees of the
Railway Refreshment Rooms at Seymour,
to the fine quality of Clausen's New York
Champagne Lager Beer, also to its being the
popular brand with the travelling public on
the North-eastern line."
"GREAT SATISFACTION."
Mr. W. H. Pavier, proprietor of the Dim-
boola Hotel, Dimboola, under cover of a
large re-order, writes:— "I find Clausen's
New York Champagne Lager Beer gives
great satisfaction to my customers,being a
light, mild, and clear ale."
"PREFERRED TO ANY OTHER BRAND."
From the Foresters' Hotel, Stawell, Mr. J.
Gawley writes:—"My customers prefer
Clausen's New York Champagne Lager Beer
to any other brand in the market, and they
consider it the most suitable beer for this
climate."
"ESTIMABLE QUALTIES."
Mr. Robert Tyler, of the Union Tavern
Hotel, St. Arnaud, says:—"Clausen's New
York Champagne Lager Beer is truly a
beautiful, sparkling, and invigorating stimu-
lant, having all those estimable qualities
found in the best English bottled beers. As
a beverage for invalids it is invaluable, for it
is so mild that it can be taken without affect-
ing them in the least. Those who have tasted
it here speak highly in its favor."
"A GREAT FAVORITE."
Mr. T. K. Newton, proprietor ot the Criter-
ion Hotel, St. Arnuad, says:—"Clausen's
New York Lager Beer is a great favorite with
the public, as it is not so heady as the
English bottled beers, and, is also of a very
agreeable flavor."
"OTHER BRANDS ENTIRELY
DESERTED."
Mr. J. E. Tidy, of the Restdown Hotel,
Rochester, says:—"The unanimous opinion
of my customers about Clausen's New York
Lager Beer is highly satisfactory. We find
that other brands are entirely deserted in its
favor; and while we have to repeat orders
for Clausen's, other brands remain unopened
in the cellar."
"THE ONLY BRAND REQUIRED."
Mr. James B. Hamilton, of Riddell's Creek
Hotel, Riddle's Creek, says:—"Clausen's
New York Champagne Lager Beer is the
most popular and satisfactory bottled beer I
have ever had in stock. The verdict of my
customers is that it surpasses all other brands
in flavor, brightness, purity, and wholesome-
ness. The demand for other beers is daily
decreasing, and it seems to me that in a short
time Clausen's will be the only brand re-
quired."
"THE BEST I CAN GET."
Mr. H. H. Barrett, of the Royal Hotel,
Horsham, says:—"I find Clausen's New
York Lager Beer is the best I can get. It is
clear, bright, of good flavor, and gives general
satisfaction."
"EVERYONE THOROUGHLY
PLEASED."
Mr. J. Francis, of the Bridge Hotel Moana
says:—"Everyone of my customers is
thoroughly pleased with Clausen's New York
lager Beer. They praised its brilliant ap-
pearance, and the pleasant character of its
bitter."
"FAVORABLE COMPARISON."
Mr. Thomas Watson, of the Victorian
Hotel, Pyramid-hill, says:—"Clausen's
New York Champagne Lager Beer gives great
satisfaction to my customers, who prefer it to
any other brand, owing to its pleasant flavor,
great brilliancy, and freedom from sediment.
It bears favorable comparison with the fines
imported brands now in this market."
A Modern Miracle. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Saturday 28 May 1887 [Issue No.8] page 2 2019-11-18 21:47 . A liodora | Miracle
Tub following , interesting ami instructive
utter from: a' widcly-kfown and. respected
gentlcmanwhohas Iwon very near to death,
To the EniTon ofItiie Mebcorv. ' ? - ?
SiiL-^-For throo years previous to May,
loou, jl grauuauy lune^l in neaicn, -Wltliout
knowing ; the -cause. I consulted the best
physicians in Ballan, Creswick, Clunes, Sand
hurst, Kyheton, and Melbourne ; they. gave
diiferciitnamc3 tomy trduble, butnoncof them
helped me, and gradually failing iu strength,,
it was only natural that il became aomcwlmt
discouraged. My oynintoms were pallid face
with yellowish tiuge, swqll^of the fiice, and
ankles and legs, especially1 at night— they
were puffy,' and'ipouldj be dented with; the
finger. My appetite 'was very capricious,
did not relisli ? my .foocj, and what I ate
seemed to do me ^01 good. My urine was
tilled with sediment,} and covered with an
iridescent sount. ; '^very \ night I had to rise
sovcriil times to urinate.! In fact, I had no
rest day or night, jnd life tw ; Becoming^
burden. Early in j May,] 1886, I as a last
resort consulted a well-known medical. man
(whose name I wil| funjiih privately), who
informed mo, after a , thorough, examination,
extending over a part of tiro' days, that'T had
a very- bad case of; Bright'a disease of the
kidneys ; that he wjls positive of this, and
would stiko.his pTofenional reputation Tupon
it, . and that my death was only a
question, of time. ; He ! refused to give me
money when it waa usfless. He told-mc
to take vapor batha, to jaid the kidneys as
much as possible, aiid to) straighten up my
worldly afTair»._ This way was my outlook in
the begidnuig of Majh,.18^' : I 'thtoked the
Dr. for his fnuikness, for hf was th& first man
who hvd really told mo what was the matter
with mo. 1 Imvo recently written ? him,
agaiu;thanking .him, .^ UUing mo in time,
audulso informing hin- what cured mo » I
had alway« led an 'aitivo' lifu, boiug a
memlx-r of lhu.J3allan -shire, council, .member
of the llallarat mining beard,' ag«nt foi'Cobb
k. Co. 'a extoiinivo lino of coaches, and
manager of Coni'iV fami|y| ' hotel at .'Mount
lllackwoml, and to settle down to dio^at.tho
™rfy^8? o! *2 was jrottjj hard lineii. - jihad
read of Warner's aafo' citfo and safe piUsy and
had tdken it liattlb or t»-o'at intervals.' which
I noticed had given me a batter appetite, but
had dropped it without u^uig it thoroughly.
WitliBwoiiiiinV-IWclc''iNj5*|itliiii, my wifu
advlsud mo to atick^'' WamprV mid give
itanhpucst triiU... After tticoiviiig tho fiat
'fdouthfrotn my modlualj luU-Uur, I coii
cludeil.that it might powibly help mo, and
liko a drowning man( I |plutch«l at tho
fatntuit hoiMj. I RcciinliBifly' ybltvil' It. H.
Waracr'aitUo.'.! lal-orato}y, at 147 Little
Ixuiiiiliilii .Street Wont Mnltoiirnu, mil |mi{ a
long talk with tho manager. ? After nn
?lulyaU uf niy urino whibh .liuwwi tulw
oaata in largo .mautitleii, togotlier with t.v.,r
fiO par, ,wut. 'of Mbumeuj ho ? fcohl roa tlmt
Warnor'n »afo cure had grappled with uai.«
jad-ourml'tliam m bad MmJuo, 'whluh he
admitted wan moit .urlout. I ngnaA to give
(up nil biulnuiu uml folW hi. adiloe. F.,r
tho nuxt niK.iniiiitha I huiiliuUly follovfnd diet
nry mlm, bathing, otc,, Mid rollgluualy took
Wanier's wvfu cure and tafo pill.. At iir«t I
could two only uliuht Imprtivumimt, Imt the
Wiwatud tiwu el iliy uritia nhoweii tlmt the
ollimnenandtubefcastsiwere aeer««angt.^Bdi
I'^gan to take hope, i To makrf a j long story;
?«Bort. I wiUWy that I! have taken about SO,
bottles ofAVfena ^safoienre, aiid ^rS^C KJ y
aUvii^*mo^umeft\o%its.-fficacyf Tb«e-«n ?
not a trace of al jnmenl. or sediment inJ^., ' rf
water; my appet te b good ; I weighed a itone^yf j,
more than I did|last May ; the sallow °?B^r ? /. '?
plexion is gone, fcnd has been replaced 'I|£^4L^'
the'hue'of health! ^gfeto7;be-l;.a)idjl«*»l|Tt.'-( :
night, and I fed that I cannot say enougK ' *.
for the m'edicine'ihat |has snatched m» from
the grave and grAm me a renewed lease al ;
mi. ' I could -wri^ colimns, but do not wiih . i
to weary you, and Will. only, say that I am
ready at all times to aubstantiatq these un| :
.soUcited statements' personally- or by letter,. ; :
to 'any who mayibe ^.torestcd. j To, thoM ,.
suaeringa3lwas,';ttike{itheadvice:ofoiiewho! :
' -, ? _ _ j ___J. 4:1-. iL'nf-li ? Ar- -nnk IVMtnonB .
treatment until too Uttei but, if suffering fconj |.. ?:
kidney or liver difficijlty, . resort at once with ' ;
Veg«'Ubie remedy, mrker's safe cure, and ta
restored to pcrmanonf health, and' strength.-;: lj
'Jons Caxs.' .. ' j'. -. . t . .. r :
A Modern Miracle.
THE following interesting and instructive
letter from a widely-known and respected
gentleman who has been very near to death,
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY.
SIR.—For three years previous to May,
1886, I gradually failed in health, without
knowing the cause. I consulted the best
physicians in Ballan, Creswick, Clunes, Sand-
hurst, Kyheton, and Melbourne ; they gave
different names to my trouble, but none of them
helped me, and gradually failing in strength,
it was only natural that I became somewhat
discouraged. My symptoms were pallid face
with yellowish tinge, swelling of the face, and
were puffy, and could be dented with the
finger. My appetite was very capricious,
did not relish my food, and what I ate
seemed to do me no good. My urine was
filled with sediment, and covered with an
irridescentscum. Every night I had to rise
weveral times to urinate. In fact, I had no
rest day or night, and life was becoming a
burden. Early in may, 1886, I as a last
resort consulted a well-known medical man
(whose name I will furnish privately), who
informed me after a thorough examination,
extending over a part of two days, that I had
a very bad case of Bright's disease of the
kidneys; that he was positive of this, and
would stake his professional reputation upon
it, and that my death was only a
question of time. He refused to give me
money when it was useless. He told me
to take vapor baths to aid the kidneys as
much as possible, and to straighten up my
worldly affairs. This way was my outlook in
the beginning of May, 1886. I thanked the
Dr. for his frankness, for he was the first man
who had really told me what was the matter
with me. I have recently written him,
again thanking him for telling me in time,
and also informing him what cured me. I
had always led an active life, being a
member of the Ballan shire council, member
of the Ballarat mining board, agent for Cobb
& Co.'s extensive line of coaches, and
manager of Cann's family hotel at Mount
Blackwood, and to settle down to die at the
early age of 42 was pretty hard lines. I had
read of Warner's safe cure and safe pills, and
had taken a bottle or two at intervals, which
I noticed had given me a better appetitie, but
had dropped it without using it thoroughly.
With a woman's quick perception, my wife
advised me to stick to "Warner's," and give
it an honest trial. After receiving the fiat
of death from my medical advisor I con-
cluded that it might possible help me, and
like a drowning man, i clutched at the
faintest hope. I accordingly visited H. H.
Warner's & co.'s laboratory, at 147 Little
Lonsdale Street West Melbourne, and had a
long talk with the manager. After an
analysis of my urine which showed tube
casts in large quantities, together with over
50 per cent. of albumen he told me that
Warner's safe cure had grappled with cases
and cured them a bad as mine, which he
admitted was most serious. I agreed to give
up all business and follow his advice. For
the next six months I implicitly followed diet-
ary rules, bathing, etc., and religiously took
Warner's safe cure and safe pills. At first I
could see only slight improvement, but the
repeated tests of my urine showed that the
albumen and tube casts were decreasing, and
I began to take hope. To make a long story
short, I will say that I have taken about 50
bottles of Warner's safe cure, and am to-day
a living monument to its efficacy. There is
not a trace of albumen or sediment in my
water; my appetite is good; I weighed a stone
more than I did last May; the sallow com-
plexion is gone, and has been replaced with
the hue of health; I go to bed and sleep all
night, and I feel that I cannot say enough
for the medicine that has snatched me from
the grave and given me a renewed lease of
life. I could write columns, but do not wish
to weary you, and will only say that I am
ready at all times to substantiate these un-
solicited statements personally or by letter,
to any who may be interested. To those
suffering as I was, take the advise of one who
has been very near to death; do not postpone
treatment until too late, but, if suffering from
kidney or liver difficulty, resort at once with
vegetable remedy, Warner's safe cure, and be
restored to permanent health and strength.—
JOHN CANN.
No title (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Saturday 28 May 1887 [Issue No.8] page 2 2019-11-18 21:28 THb news of thb floating of the Mount
Leysliou pold ' mine in the English
rriHifciit ijfirks jnnntfaor stpp in the con
fidence of Uiitisii investors in North
Queensland minm; Jpropesli^H. The
»c»ndnl aliout; Mount ;'Mo'.gan West
prores how 'tiiorbu^hly,S justified Sir'
feitnuel Griffitri i\yas in . sehdiflg si cable
to tngiaurt advisnig , in vectors ; to
exercise great jcautiofa before- ^putting
their money into' raiiies of whicltjlh'cy
knRW. nothing, ;and we' rec'osnisa'.now
Xhat tliK right course iwhs takeji. .jEng
Tiah ca'piiaiiits feel-Uikt- ihq Qdeensriid
Premier/ aS 'any rate |will :i;ot look- oil
silently ' wliife jthey jare swindled into
pntting thejr money. Into wild cat rainen,
Mid, alillough the firsj effect. of the cable
w»k to check investment, -renewed con
fidence in the eolonjj has been' the nltir
matB result. .'When the last English
mail left there were- piuctioally . no.
dealings on ih« Stock Excha:ige iu any
scrip excopt tin-: Day Dawn, and thpre
fore tha news that ^MmrtrLeyshbn his
been sucL-essfuhy floated, . conios with'
something of. a |urprife' This mine hiis,
had a enrious Cfu-Ver. I Who:i ori«inaUy
taken up alxmt three years ago, the
stone- was /ouiid to resemble Moanfc:
Morknn, and thn most sanguine expec
tations were forinerl by- the- Shareholders!
Mr. Jack, the' .Goxeruuttn't tjeologiat,;
was stilt up to 'ie|)'r6, and liis' verdict
was tl.iat the mojintain wns' hoi similar
.to Mouiit jilorgjii,: in istut that it was
not a g^- st'.r. | Tarious attempts were
then inaiie To ai-tit pff, first by tiffering
it to a Sydnry si, ndicjite, and afterwards
hv ni!ialgauiHtin:-T with ii'ouut Leyshon
Extew!ed. ? 'i'hfee faiicV, and Ihn.'ou-neii'
throw up ihe pr i.p-aiy in-disguit. It wnis
subsequently i.ik(tn up ily some one
«Ise, pruspec:(?d^ and now we hear that
it ha3 been floated Sn Lniidon. This
week, too, we hiivn wbnd; r'ul news from,
the mine itself- whore .-6ino stoue has
yielded as high is 62 ozs 14 dwt». to
the ton, : and as -..tli s ' bpiiy --f stone, is
enormous there is every indication 'of
its proving one iof thej. liebest mines \ in'
Queensland; ] | ' ; .
If tha Separation niovemeut has dime
nothing else, it has, through tlie. energies
of our representative j» linglan'd, Dr.
Ahearne and Mr. Fiijcii-Hattpn, .attrac
ted atleiuiui to. Norih Qiieejislnnd, and
Mtteniion.i-nceattracted. at every examina
tion our mineral resources; appear m|ore
reliable and ;r;i'xh.iiistib!-'. It is from
valuable metals, that |our chiof progress,
will cphie. riiroughbut tliejXorth 'aolil,
filver,-tiji and t'oppef abounil, nnU it is
not too much1 :to. aijy that in aiiipiiobi- 1
ability tfme is no cootyiry on the face. of
the 'eni-'Ji so rich liitii ill var ety. And
quantity of valuable lores. Vrictoriit iiiny
hi'^e mori:'.2old,;.N«wj SonC-i Wales And'i
Spnth (iueimslurid more cial, Spuili A!u's
trali.i' more copper, but no colony can
show such a number [of d.-ffotent. metals
arid in fiiicli qudiitiiiy. And: this] vast
amount cf mctallifeious country, which
we possi-ss, j'.as barely b.en even lidijrn
over at: pjetent, ijud.ndne i as- yet
fully appreciate bur- ppendi.l ; re
Boiircofi ;?? The 'high J.centVal tableland
of Kortlj; Queensland is' as healthy! to
livo in as anvpirt of AnftiaHi, an-1 will
in the hear fo|g!re/EU]-port animmpnse
whjJ9.P'ilU'-l'lpj?. ? 4,l'e:''-' Croydon j.is
attra-:ti'K tfi'iiiSaDdB,[-vlio del them.s-j)ves
fully jtiti'ifi'd by thri splendid ri'tiirns
from lH-: mines in niovini; to thai Geld.
The.giea'. ilis'ancc Oroy.-lyu ia. situated
fiom tli' r.rosiint cfipita! is'pr-- ving a i
sou ice i;f ii.co:ivtmicijce,-and a good deal
of aruiiiljli-i.u Kfjieard about if. As our
mineral -i^Diirce.s are mtin; :md more
d-v-rifi|)(W tin! ?n~c--Mity fi;ri/ central
capital wt'l become! ffion: mid moie
picsiiii^/amr, the .Lalmr Question hnv
ingbdii' finally, sditlcfl, -we ulsull find
the minoju of Xl-rtfil ' Qiietimland in tho
van of tii'- Si.-j-iir.'iticjn 'nmveiiicut; Then
with an ;»i-:-;'jhitcl_v finmii'iious 'pnpuld'.
tion.v.-i; ni.iy i-,cik forKiinl to^the tpovly
acco'ii{'l-.vhi)iciiij:uf ? jour ' wishes, und
Nor h WmeiiHii.i.d KvtH V.tj.' ' on«- of the
most floui i-bii^v col|iiic» in tliujirilisli
Empire.' .Miiiiiip; iij(;vit:,lity ai tracts «
'very l-ry 'pojmlalijjN, nni- one: on a
g'iOdfiell iiiirifjm'ijiiturftlly' tiettlfi'uhd
ronkf pi'iinancjit hioim h. ? It i^ thin
that iiMiio Vi..toiiii po.nii: -mi', rapidly to
thofro;i', »ti'l folitiiitr wieli » -lonj{ lead
of Kew Houtii Wlilusj a:;(l it, 18 thi^ [lint
will put usf it) a ft:^ ye.iw timo so'ftir
alicail ut imr .Sfurtbajvi n- itijibimr. Tli/t
output of go d fium ijhe North in rapidly
.incrcuKiu;', at.dj will Incicasu evwj'more
rnpi'lly »K iiiilway vointnunic.ali'in IX
tond«. fJlinrtrtfi Tulvifi'i wun a vilkge,
till the line i' a :lii'il i.t, \-ut wriciv thpn it
liaii {-0li'fc' ahVii I niiji ii' j^iuijt'K Ktrfiliis.
Iter1 erii.n wll in tlin --ar/i« way im
prove, ti;ii| ilt-: ?:ii(niirju-'- tin an-l nilver
dupoiiii.h v,il i-; (lior(|ii.'i Sy-ojiwiuil. In
tllO IHraiitiw.e. «c)thiij| n.ive t(/coiitribute
?ii ' tiiifu)!- i-.li.r rn ? o'- ' 111': ryvmuiu ot
QunonnUiil, Jid'i.'vf'jy' ymH, morii'mid
nioi«v '??!? :,ii:i!t li.o [iuj!'! ifi inijirove
Di'iliih-iim, iii'.ii l.jtiilil iJon |:;iyi'|i{ niil»;»y8|
|oc K.ii.niiiTti I c»iu-iji(i|i.-iii.iiei;. When'
rU.'\-:traii-tn r.oiutti, tinJ vstx'uiiive coal 'I*;-.1
p.Hitfi'iii itn nffl^liiiMijriio'ii'l. -vill neimre
lirihlmii'-'ii prfiiip'iiity.liiiid wf- iilnill have
^ullii:i«,jit, whim Wi i Hh-jika . nit tlifi ,
Huttlhc.ni , ii.iiiibuH, i.i) n'.iirt, till) nuw
vo!ony..,f N'onlii.m gLiioi^lund, ; j
THE news of the floating of the Mount
Leyshon gold mine in the English
market marks another step in the con-
fidence of British investors in North
Queensland mining properties. The
scandal about Mount Morgan West
proves how thoroughly justified Sir
Samuel Griffith was in sending a cable
to England advising investors to
exercise great caution before putting
their money into mines of which they
knew nothing, and we recognise now
that the right course was taken. Eng-
lish capitalists feel that the Queensland
Premier at any rate will not look on
silently while they are swindled into
putting their money into wild cat mines,
and, although the first effect of the cable
was to check investment, renewed con-
fidence in the colony has been the ulti-
mate result. When the last English
mail left there were practically no
dealings on the Stock Exchange in any
scrip except the Day Dawn, and there-
fore the news that Mount Leyshon has
been successfully floated, comes with
something of a surprise. This mine has
had a curious career. When originally
taken up about three years ago, the
stone was found to resemble Mount
Morgan, and the most sanguine expec-
tations were formed by the shareholders.
Mr. Jack, the Government geologist,
was sent up to report, and his verdict
was that the mountain was not similar
to Mount Morgan, in fact that it was
not a geyser. Various attempts were
then made to get if off, first by offering
it to a Sydney's syndicate, and afterwards
by amalgamating with Mount Leyshon
Extended. These failed, and the owners
threw up the property in disgust. It was
subsequently taken up by some one
else, prospected, and now we hear that
it has been floated in London. This
week, too, we have wonderful news from
the mine itself; where some stone has
yielded as high as 62 ozs 14 dwts. to
the ton, and as the body of stone, is
enormous there is every indication of
its proving one of the richest mines in
Queensland.
If the Separation movement has done
nothing else, it has, through the energies
of our representatives in England, Dr.
Ahearne and Mr. Finch-Hatton, attrac-
ted attention to North Queensland, and
attention once attracted, at every examina-
tion our mineral resources appear more
reliable and inexhaustible. It is from
valuable metals, that our chief progress
will come. Throughout the North gold,
silver, tin and copper abound, and it is
not too much to say that in all prob-
ability there is no country on the face of
the earth so rich both in variety and
quantity of valuable ores. Victoria may
have more gold, New south Wales and
South Queensland more coal, South Aus-
tralia more copper, but no colony can
show such a number of different metals
and in such quantity. And the vast
amount of metalliferous country, which
we possess, has barely been even ridden
over at present, and none as yet
fully appreciate our spendid re-
sources. The high central tableland
of North Queensland is as healthy to
live in as any part of Australia, and will
in the near future support an immense
white population. Already Croydon is
attracting thousands, who feel themselves
fully justified by the splendid returns
from the mines in moving to that field.
The great distance Croydon is situated
from the present capital is proving a
source of inconvenience, and a good deal
of grumbling is heard about it. As our
mineral resources are more and more
developed the necessity for a central
capital will become more and more
pressing, and, the Labor question hav-
ing been finally settled, we shall find
the miners of North Queensland in the
van of the Separation movement. Then
with an absolutely unar??ious popula-
tion we may look forward to the speedy
accomplishment of our wishes, and
North Queensland will be one of the
most flourishing colonies in the British
Empire. Mining inevitably attracts a
very large population, and once on a
god field miners naturally settle and
make permanent homes. It is this
that made Victoria come so rapidly to
the front, and obtain such a long lead
of New South Wales, and it is this that
will put us in a few years time so far
ahead of our Southern neighbour. The
output of gold from the North is rapidly
increasing, and will increase even more
rapidly as railway communication ex-
tends. Charters Towers was a village,
till the line reached it, but since then it
has gone ahead with a giant's strides.
Herberton will in the same way im-
prove, and the enormous tin and silver
deposits will be thoroughly opened. In
the meantime we shall have to contribute
an unfair share of the revenue of
Queensland, and every year, more and
more, we shall be ??? to improve
Brisbane, and build non paying railways
for southern constituencies. When
Separation comes, the extensive coal de-
posits in its neighbourhood will secure
Brisbane's prosperity, and we shall have
sufficient, when we sl??ke off the
Southern incubus, to start the new
Colony of Northern Queensland.
LOCAL AND OTHER NEWS (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Saturday 28 May 1887 [Issue No.8] page 2 2019-11-18 21:01 Bundaberg SnGAR.^-The first instalment
of^this geasoD's sugar— about thirty tonsr
from Bingcra Plantation was received says the
Mail at thft Phoenix Wharf, North Bundaberg
and shipped on board the Lady Musgrave ',
there was: also a quantity of syrup from the
same plantation] Mr. Brady Informs us that
he has also shipped about 18 tons from Pember:
activity, on the part of the planters in this
district. The general output it is ' anticipated
will 1)6 large this year, which can 'alone com
pensate for the low price now Offering for the
product.; i ? ????';'??
1 ' ']'?' ? :* :
Small DEBTs.i-At the -.Small Debts' Court
on Thursday last, before i the Police Magis
trate, the following, cases were adjudicated.
George Wood v.Cottrell and' Canning, £20 8s
goods sold and work donej Verdict forthe
plaintiff for £15 Is. 6d., witnesses' costs 17«.
Marryatt.y.. A. Mclntyre, £3 14s. 6-1. ' goods
sold. Verdict for the defendanr with £2
witnesses'! coats ; Jas. Frostick v. Thos. Flem
ing £2 5s.i 6d; goods, sold. No appearance for
full amount with os. costs of court.
:y', ? . ?
A Foousn Notion.— We1 have had our at
people holding private bags are under the im
I prension that they are at liberty td send -town
letters at !half the usual charges, namely one
penny: This is a mistake and we understand
| that the Post Office officials have received in
; stauctionl to, in all cases, charge the deficient
postage apd the fine. Tliis means that those
j who receive the letters have' to pay heavily
. private bass - must be stimped the same as
lette'rs sent in the ordinary way. :
: A Stras-ge Dkfekcb.— At the 'Walkerston
I'olicc Court on Wednesday last a Malay was
till of Mrl jHonrahan'a Hotel. ';. From- the evj-i
deuce it appean that the' man asked lira.
Hanrahari^wbo was in the, kitchen, to give
him something to eat. . She told him to clear
out aud.bejwent straight! into the bar. She
called out and ought the Malay coming out
of the bar.) The sum of £3 . was missed from
the .till nad:ji nimilar amount was found in the
ppcWet' of^fie prisoner, f' In defence 'ihe
Iirisoiier holdly asserted -that Mrs. Hanrahan
caight_iiQld of him ana ; put the money Into
A Cooii i Customer. — At the Police Court
brcaoh of agreement by absconding from Te
Kowai. Tlio prisoner bad only' been -a, few
days out of gaol where ho had' been serving a
sentence for n similiar offence. His defence
good Knglish, that he had gone, for a walk on
.Saturdays night and Sunday and had drunk'
rum. He had got np rather late on Monday
morning and did not think it worth while to!
go to work1 till the afternoon. That, he con
cluded, wh'k not desertion. The Police Magi
suggested that Ahmat should contributor £1
und tlie coats of the proceedings to therovenuo
or give liln Hcrviccs to the country for 10 days.
Ahtliat |KiiitoIy thanked the Bench and said
he preferred the latter but when ho cam* out
he would! not return to To Kowai. ;
TiikSt; niiauii.— Thuro is 'only one point
ii't liuit uvuiiliu/n luailfng lir.tfclo which deni
iiniln 'any attention from tin. Wo aro ucciueil
of iiiaurtiti|g r/iirut-contribiited luttera, Uiat it,
we mipppiiu, letters n/i/ireiiZ/y contributud,
while In reality they are editorial. Among
tlw ninityVKciipatioiia to which tlio editor of
the Stunilurd mi Jocularly aiul kindly nlludes,
iiiidi ail: aiiutloiieerlnj .nniK. .,!«*/«/
land agoiijiy -jre liavp JWjfja^Kt '. '? 'I||1B
to wiitej li-f«M. to m-/' t-^J (ft . 'n fact
iptir (ipinioiui ?-'§ vJ*f'K, n9*r»C'Fro'
in ,,er irii^-K rtfta- - ? 'V|
a K'.'.,l o«..i*[»?.V :\.[ ikjf^ , Wh,i|8 k
nihrfA ml i**°™ -; ~%4 ,'imdtbolrj
ti,,, B,«»dJW'*r**J[*: ? :-M
1 ScnooL or Mas.— A spsdkl ,n-eetmg'-if
the commitJl^ of the School of ArUi.wajr.Iield.
in the Library yesterday. There': ;were^pre
sent, E. P. Ashdown, E/jq., President (in I the
chair), ^Messrs. MoWbray, Bromberg, Hasen
ksmpilnncsand Allen. .The object -p|l the.
meetfci; was td consider th» advfaaWeneM of
obtaining new scenery ' etc The chafainan
moved, and Mr. Mowbray seconded that; the
that, the stage be widened, and the j-ros:
cenium paintetl, the last two to be jeft till the
should be carried out. ; The chairman was
pay for the scenery etc. [ The Hall commit
tee were instructed.todrawupspecifications and
to obtain Dlans for altering Btage, the.same to
be .conaidereil at, a special meeting to be
callaij. tTheiwignation of Mr.: Hi' F. 'Moj
gan was . accepted. The chairman gave
notice that at 'the next meeting he would
to enlarge the stage, alter the:- proscenium,
and enclose the grounds ^with a enbstanuai
fence. The meettug then. terminated. :' £ .
.1 Cable Notes.— Colonel Sals has delivered
a lecture upon militarj' telegraphy before] Gen-
condemned the English forts at home! and
abroad as a-discrcdit to the nation,, consequent
upon the unwise economy displayed in | their
oquipmentB,^ybich wrre begrudged, 'while the
forces' ' Were ' being reduced. .....Mr. Justice
Chitty has rcfn&ed to discharge the order
.permitting the sale ef the assets of the Orien
tal Bank except on the. condition that, the
19s. 9d.......'A meeting has been held in Am
erica to protest ag-iinst] the enforcement on
One of the : speakers, named M'Glynn, held
that -while he would not necessarily justify
an assassin, he would ? not| Tegret his
crime, but rather Honour the man! who
feels it, his duty to jkill the Czar.'.,...
There are several seceders from itho recently
formed Australian Mutual Shipping Com
inoasured goods ? prince ? Bismarck and
General Kalnoky meet at -Kissingen in July,
intended.:....The Rev.;[ Mr.- Chalmers ex
presses fears as to tho effects of the influence
of Queensland .authority, in New Guinea, and
hopes that . the efforts to Anglicise the
Papuans'w|il be abandoned.' j j. !
] Sri; MAmi Company. -j-This talehtedl Com'
pa»y'ope'ncd at the School of Arts last inight.
The hall was woll fllledjboth in front and be
of tht Company's efforts to. please, and was a
*ure proof that comedy has! staunch sup
porters in ' Mackay. JThe scenery vf the
j1 Candidate' was the same tKroughont, but
was thoroughly suitable to the piece.! La»t
night's acting was quite '-in accord with the
reputation; of the Company, which will in no
tho play is fcundetl on a remarkable com
bination ' of- circumstances resulting in the;
ultra-Radical borough1 of Northhampton.
Mr. Saint Maur, as Lord Launcelot^ldacre,
showed with great effect the wonderful! power
with which an audience is swayed byi clever
and natural acting, and! the' verdict was^ with
out exception, that he was by jar the best
comedy actor who has | visited IMnckay!. We
regret that the exigencies '-oi space, and the
late, hour at which the play closed, preclude
a long, report, but we cannot refrain from
particularising iji some degree. 1 Following
Mr. Saint Maur we have; his secretary and
faiend, Mr: Edwin Palmer, the troubles this
were all that could be jdesiredj Mr. Harris,,
as Captain Hozlefoot, and ? Mr. Cheater,
and = correctly. . The clerical imposter,
Barnabas; Good eve, delighted the audience
who fairly (touted With ..laughter at some of
his salliesl ThiB completed the list of male
artistes performing in i'. The Candidate,', and
without exception thby all Sid I well, even
when shining alongiidesobrlghtastarM Harry
Saint Maur. Of thel female artistes there
were fbuif ~an3~tt~-{i' (lifficult te saywSo was'
beat As Lady Osterley, the mother-in-law
who/iSie«T.tihe' nmj,! 'Ijuii1 ;TaImer'.jiras'
wjtljou'i .lonbti, most:; imposing 'aiidi-.j^ry;
nnie to tlie ideal, and yet her daughter
Lady DorotbyJOstOTley (Ml»s ,Feld) appeared
equally faicinatbig.bbth'jaa thi Iqviiig, but
rather independent sister, and the promised
bride. of Captain Hazlefpat, Again the quiet
and inoffensive wife of'tonl'Dldacrc, ' the
Lenoir did not fail 'in jhaving ; a considerable
effect, when placed alongside the clever, viv
iicious and changeable! acting of MissLetgh
ford who as Mrs. Martlett 'did not fail to im
press the audience.'. We will not ! venture' to
criticise tlio acting of the ladies or to declare
?who is best, but wo' leiivo our readors to find
out for themselves. Their only! 'chance of
doing so is to-night when ' Jim the Penman'
lone of the utrongcst pieces in tliia company's
repertoire will bo .p^jduceii. ' In this Mrs.
jDigby Willoughby. appears :oudj playgoem
jalready know by hearsay tho treat they may
jexpeot.-': Wlthqot Mw JHgby, howarcr, tlie
pill would be 'filled forbear Mr. SalntT 'iffiiur,'
bo with this additional incentive j the |seo-mil
{and last appcaranru of|thi« - comjiany In Kfac.1
iluiy ohould bu to a buntpcr holuu. .
) ''..?'?' \ ' ,' '' '? .
BUNDABERG SUGAR.—The first instalment
of this season's sugar—about thirty tons—
from Bingera Plantation was received says the
Mail at the Phoenix Wharf, North Bundaberg
and shipped on board the Lady Musgrave ;
there was also a quantity of syrup from the
same plantation. Mr. Brady informs us that
he has also shipped about 18 tons from Pember-
activity on the part of the planters in this
district. The general output it is anticipated
will be large this year, which can alone com-
pensate for the low price now offering for the
product.

SMALL DEBTS.—At the Small Debts Court
on Thursday last, before the Police Magis-
trate, the following cases were adjudicated.
George Wood v.Cottrell and Canning, £20 8s
goods sold and work done. Verdict for the
plaintiff for £15 1s. 6d., witnesses' costs 17s.
Marryatt v. A. Mclntyre, £3 14s. 6d. goods
sold. Verdict for the defendant with £2
witnesses' costs ; Jas. Frostick v. Thos. Flem-
ing £2 5s. 6d; goods, sold. No appearance for
full amount with 5s. costs of court.

A FOOLISH NOTION.—We have had our at-
people holding private bags are under the im-
pression that they are at liberty to send town
letters at half the usual charges, namely one
penny. This is a mistake and we understand
that the Post Office officials have received in-
structions to, in all cases, charge the deficient
postage and the fine. This means that those
who receive the letters have to pay heavily
private bags must be stamped the same as
A STRANGE DEFENCE.—At the Walkerston
Police Court on Wednesday last a Malay was
till of Mr.l Hanrahan's Hotel. From the evi-
dence it appears that the man asked Mrs.
Hanrahan, who was in the kitchen, to give
him something to eat. She told him to clear
out and he went straight into the bar. She
called out and caught the Malay coming out
of the bar. The sum of £3 was missed from
the till and a similar amount was found in the
pocket of the prisoner. In defence the
prisoner boldly asserted that Mrs. Hanrahan
caught hold of him and put the money into
He was committed for trial.
A COOL CUSTOMER.—At the Police Court
breach of agreement by absconding from Te-
Kowai. The prisoner had only been a few
days out of gaol where he had been serving a
sentence for a similiar offence. His defence
good English, that he had gone for a walk on
Saturday night and Sunday and had drunk
rum. He had got up rather late on Monday
morning and did not think it worth while to
go to work till the afternoon. That, he con-
cluded, was not desertion. The Police Magi-
suggested that Ahmat should contribute £1
and the costs of the proceedings to the revenue
or give his services to the country for 10 days.
Ahmat politely thanked the Bench and said
he preferred the latter but when he came out
he would not return to Te Kowai.
THE STANDARD.—There is only one point
in the last evening's leading article which dem-
ands any attention from us. We are accused
of inserting quan contributed letters, that is,
we suppose, letters apparently contributed,
while in reality they are editorial. Among
the many occupations to which the editor of
the Standard so jocularly and kindly alludes,
such as auctioneering and ????
land agency we have noted ???
to write letters to ??
such was the ???
our opinions" ??
in our ???
of the ??
a good ???
offered us. ??
the Standard ???
that he left ???
gies." W??
his road ???
SCHOOL OF ARTS.—A special meeting of
the committee of the School of Arts was held
in the Library yesterday. There were pre-
sent, E. P. Ashdown, Esq., President (in the
chair), Messrs. Mowbray, Bromberg, Hasen-
kamp, Innes and Allen. The object of the
meeting was to consider the advisableness of
obtaining new scenery etc. The chairman
moved, and Mr. Mowbray seconded that the
that the stage be widened, and the pros-
cenium painted, the last two to be left till the
should be carried out. The chairman was
pay for the scenery etc. The Hall commit-
tee were instructed to draw up specifications and
to obtain plans for altering stage, the same to
be considered at a special meeting to be
called. The resignation of Mr. H. F. Mor-
gan wa accepted. The chairman gave
notice that at the next meeting he would
to enlarge the stage, alter the proscenium,
and enclose the grounds with a substantial
fence. The meeting then terminated.
CABLE NOTES.—Colonel Sals has delivered
a lecture upon military telegraphy before Gen-
condemned the English forts at home and
abroad as a discredit to the nation, consequent
upon the unwise economy displayed in their
equipments, which were begrudged, while the
forces were being reduced.....Mr. Justice
Chitty has refused to discharge the order
permitting the sale of the assets of the Orien-
tal Bank except on the condition that the
19s. 9d. ......A meeting has been held in Am-
erica to protest against the enforcement on
One of the speakers, named McGlynn, held
that while he would not necessarily justify
an assassin, he would not regret his
crime, but rather Honour the man who
feels it, his duty to kill the Czar.......
There are several seceders from the recently-
formed Australian Mutual Shipping Com-
measured goods......Prince Bismarck and
General Kalnoky meet at Kissingen in July,
intended.....The Rev. Mr. Chalmers ex-
presses fears as to the effects of the influence
of Queensland authority in New Guinea, and
hopes that the efforts to Anglicise the
Papuans will be abandoned.
ST. MAUR COMPANY.—This talented Com-
pany opened at the School of Arts last night.
The hall was well filled both in front and be-
of the Company's efforts to please, and was a
sure proof that comedy has staunch sup-
porters in Mackay. The scenery of the
"Candidate" was the same throughout, but
was thoroughly suitable to the piece. Last
night's acting was quite in accord with the
reputation of the Company, which will in no
the play is founded on a remarkable com-
bination of circumstances resulting in the
ultra-Radical borough of Northhampton.
Mr. Sait Maur, as Lord Launcelot Oldacre,
showed with great effect the wonderful power
with which an audience is swayed by clever
and natural acting, and the verdict was, with-
out exception, that he was by far the best
comedy actor who has visited Mackay. We
regret that the exigencies of space, and the
late hour at which the play closed, preclude
a long report, but we cannot refrain from
particularising in some degree. Following
Mr. Saint Maur we have his secretary and
friend, Mr. Edwin Palmer, the troubles this
were all that could be desired. Mr. Harris,
as Captain Hazlefoot, and Mr. Chester,
and correctly. The clerical imposter,
who fairly shouted with laughter at some of
his sallies. This completed the list of male
artistes performing in "The Candidate," and
without exception they all did well, even
when shining alongside so bright a star as Harry
Saint Maur. Of the female artistes there
were four, and it is difficult to say who was
best. As Lady Osterley, the mother-in-law
who rules the roost, Miss Palmer was
without doubt most imposing and very
true to the ideal, and yet her daughter
Lady Dorothy Osterley (Miss Feld) appeared
equally fascinating both as the loving, but
rather independent sister and the promised
bride of Captain Hazlefoot. Again the quiet
and inoffensive wife of Lord Oldacre, the
Lenoir did not fail in having a considerable
effect, when placed alongside the clever, viv-
iicious and changeable acting of Miss Leigh-
ford who as Mrs. Martlett did not fail to im-
press the audience. We will not venture to
criticise the acting of the ladies or to declare
who is best, but we leave our readers to find
out for themselves. Their only chance of
doing so is to-night when "Jim the Penman"
one of the strongest pieces in this company's
repertoire will be produced. In this Mrs.
Digby Willoughby appears and playgoers
already know by hearsay the treat they may
expect. Without Mrs. Digby, however, the
hall would be filled to hear Mr. Saint Maur,
so with this additional incentive the second
and last appearance of this company in Mac-
kay should be a bumper house.

LOCAL AND OTHER NEWS (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Saturday 28 May 1887 [Issue No.8] page 2 2019-11-17 22:14 , LOCAL AND : 0TSS& WU VB
The XVeather.— The government metoro
logiBt has proved himself a good weather pp--
jphetjn the past and {he,heavy rains Uiat ho
predicted came to 'time. ' The pTaii ten will be
?pleasod^aieani thathe.-now.,promi«a us. a
English ? Boat.— The B LS.N. Coy's. s.s.
' Wftrootlgik'b ttntftrfF- this-port to-day. She
only brings thrcc-imnrfgtantefof this port lrat
as therc:iaia_(lcmand.ior. .ploughmen if or. the
LKf-rcRrJ — By oar btuinesi columns it will
be aecn that a lecture will be given on Wed-'
ncsitiiy evening next ia.ihe Primitive Method
list Church'ty tlie Rev. McVVatt Allen. The
and should attract a large . audience.- The
prices are moderate, ticketa being, Only one
shilling click ' ' ' ?''.'?'' ;? ' - '?'? ??'?-. -'
_. Gazette Notices. —The following notices
appcarinthcGovernment Gaztttis of the 18th &
Sist to'fmiid : — District Court days in Mackay
26th Jnly arid 14th December, Mackay rail
way ^traffic, returns again show an increase.
For the week cudinj; loth inst. there was an
increase of £12 11s 9d, the total inarease to
date icing Uei31 18» Id. .Bye-law , No. W,
made by ^heCoancil of Mackay; having ban
approved by the Governor, is published. ;
New B^Law.— The' following by-Uw No.'
24 appears in tho Government OaztlU of May
21st ' Any person riding or driving on any
footbridge1 i or footpath, ; or into any water
be liable to a -(penalty not exceeding five
pounds.' This by-law iB'freqnently broken,
must be on thoir guard, as it will, we under
stand, be strictly .enforced: '?.'.'.
LOCAL AND OTHER NEWS.
THE WEATHER.—The government metoro-
logist has proved himself a good weather pro-
phet in the past and the heavy rains that he
predicted came to time. The planters will be
pleased to learn that he now promises us a
ENGLISH BOAT.—The B.I.S.N. Coy's. s.s.
"Waroonga is due off this port to-day. She
only brings three immigrants for this port but
as there is a demand for ploughmen for the
may be induced to land here.
LECTURE.—By our business columns it will
be seen that a lecture will be given on Wed-
nesday evening next in the Primitive Method-
ist Church by the Rev. McWatt Allen. The
and should attract a large audience. The
prices are moderate, tickets being only one
shilling each.
GAZETTE NOTICES.—The following notices
appear in the Government Gazettes of the 18th &
21st to hand:—District Court days in Mackay
26th July and 14th December, Mackay rail-
way traffic returns again show an increase.
For the week ending 15th inst. there was an
increase of £12 11s 9d, the total increase to
date being £131 18s. 1d. Bye-law , No. 24,
made by the Council of Mackay, having been
NEW BY-LAW.—The following by-law No.
24 appears in the Government Gazette of May
21st. "Any person riding or driving on any
footbridge or footpath, or into any water
be liable to a penalty not exceeding five
pounds." This by-law is frequently broken,
must be on their guard, as it will, we under-
stand, be strictly enforced.
Cable Messages. Imperial Institute. LONDON, May 25. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Saturday 28 May 1887 [Issue No.8] page 2 2019-11-17 22:07 ' ' ) I laporl»l Xnitltuts. ' ? ,' . ; ?
1-iONuoif. Mav 25.
Thu Frinco of Walra inspooted the
plans of thii propound building for the
lmperinl Innlitutn tu-day.
. A iiiiinugiiiK hotly has bvon hppoinltid
for tho Imperial Institute. This com
prisoH lfill wnll-known gentlumun - ;n-
c|t)di-ii{ 4n uolonittis. Auotralin and
,'tlVindn liavn (iitoll ten ro'prhneMtativpt,
i, '-^iifucutiva Ooiiiniilltta will be aelei-
( ?;''? ( ?'» Urn lnrgnr body, £200,01)0
i, 'v, \ttb8orihcd towtrdi the lnstl'
;., ' fwuter oiitliUHinmn in axpeuteil
ryouiBr 14 uiuiiiLuih rticuiving extra
igpfni1 / ? .
Imperial Institute.
LONDON, may 25.
The Prince of Wales inspected the
plans of the proposed building for the
Imperial institute to-day.
A managing body has been appointed
for the Imperial Institute. This com-
prises 150 well-known gentlemen in-
cluding 45 colonists. Australia and
Canada have each ten representatives.
An Executive Committee will be selec-
ted in the larger body. £200,000
was subscribed towards the Insti-
tute ???eater enthusiasm is expected
???nt Colonial Institute is to be
??? members receiving extra
A Polite Remark. LONDON, May 25. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Saturday 28 May 1887 [Issue No.8] page 2 2019-11-17 22:05 ?' ?'? i^foliio 2taaObf: \i.:B
[?]
' Mr/C. IL^an'riet, itiBraHet For'pbr^
in the coarse of last night's' debate,
culled the Government supporters'' a
damned lot of cowards,- 'and otherwise
insulted tho Committee.' ' When called
upon by the' Chairman of 'Committees
to ?withdraw; .*ib offBnsive expressionii,
manner. The Press demand, that Mr.
Tanner fce severely punished for.his mis
behaviour. ' i
A Polite Remark.
LONDON, May 25.
Mr. C. K. Tanner, member for Cork,
in the course of last night's debate,
called the Government supporters a
damned lot of cowards, and otherwise
insulted the Committee. When called
upon by the Chairman of Committees
to withdraw his offensive expressions,
manner. The Press demand that Mr.
Tanner be severely punished for his mis-
behaviour.
Colonial Stocks LONDON, May 25. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Saturday 28 May 1887 [Issue No.8] page 2 2019-11-17 22:03 ? Oolonial Stocks . V- ?'?'?
Lonso'n. :Mav 25.
HowSouth'; Wales 3 J per ' cents are
expected to reach par shortly; owing to
the decision of the colony not to borrow ?
this year: '?''-''_. ?'''?' f' '?J . ''.-- u
Colonial Stocks.
LONDON, May 25.
New South Wales 3½ per cents are
expected to reach par shortly, owing to
the decision of the colony not to borrow
this year.
Bishop Barry. LONDON, May 25. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Saturday 28 May 1887 [Issue No.8] page 2 2019-11-17 22:02 'BisSop Barry. :
!? .' : . London, [May 25.
Bishop Barry w.ill rettirniyw. Sydney
via San -FrAnctfco, and . is expected to
arrive in the colonies aboutjthe end of
Jnly-. ''??'?'''?;' ' I i '. i' .
Bishop Barry.
LONDON, May 25.
Bishop Barry will return to Sydney
via San Francisco, and is expected to
arrive in the colonies about the end of
July.
Exhibition. LONDON, May 25. (Article), Mackay Mercury (Qld. : 1887 - 1905), Saturday 28 May 1887 [Issue No.8] page 2 2019-11-17 22:02 ';.' !' '-.P '^Bxhttitidn:. J:!' .''?'-?.
., i ?.,?-; ? LoKDpx,iMay25.
...Lord s. Boselierry .wilL probably he ap
pointed President of IIib jMelbournp
CentenpUl Exhibition Commission. , .. .
?; ^ -j { .d|| ?-'?ijdsDbsj-[May.'.26,';i'.
M«Ewan ahd Co., will probably pro
cure'at-lBiiat-fithree .hundredj; nxliibitiirs
and McLean Bros. and. Rigg will in
fluence many' ;morp., . f .
Exhibition.
LONDON, May 25.
Lord Roseberry will probably be ap-
pointed President of the Melbourne
Centennial Exhibition Commission.
LONDON, May 26.
McEwan and Co., will probably pro-
cure at least three hundred exhibitors
and McLean Bros. and Rigg will in-
fluence many more.

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