Mintaro news

MINTARO, August 11.
Owing to the slackness of trade at the Mintaro Flagstone Qurries (sic), the company had to dispense with twelve of their employes (sic) on Saturday last, which will be bad for the tradespeople of the town. Twelve months ago there were 47 men employed on the two quarries, at present there are only 14 employed.
An earthquake shock was experienced at Mintaro on Thursday, Aug. 6, which caused several articles at Pulford Bros’, store and at different residences of the town to fall. It lasted for a few seconds. The weather is still keeping very dry, and the farmers would now welcome about two inches of rain for the crops and fallowing.