Mintaro’s Sons.
A special correspondent writes:—”Though far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife, the sequestered little village of Mintaro has sent forth sons who have won no mean places in the world. The three professions—divinity, law, and medicine, are represented in the honour roll. The Rev. P. Kelly, a priest who has won golden opinions on the west coast, first saw the light within a few miles of Mintaro; and the President of the Methodist Conference has been succeded (sic) at Broken Hill by the Rev. W. J. Mortimer, who hails from the same peaceful spot. Dr. Jethro Brown (Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide) is also claimed as a native, and so is Dr. Edgar Brown, his brother. Mr. G. Quinn, the energetic fruit expert and inspector of orchards, owes his early nurture to this place. Mr. R. H. Lathlean, solicitor, of Adelaide, was the son of a Mintaro shopkeeper, and the residents claim Mr. N. Jolly, the first Rhodes Scholar, as a townsman. Perhaps no place in our State of equal size can point to such a record.”