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Bait for Chubb. (Vide Courier, January 12,1883.) [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 20 January 1883
Bait for Chubb. (Vide Courier, January 12,1888.) Sing a Bong of Southport, A tummy full of pie; Fourteen days at Southport, . Labrador, was I. Fourteen days at Southport, Half-a-pound a day; That's the gain at Southport "When I got a weigh. Ghuck it up! for Southport Tulk and ozone there; Stuff it down; at Southport Victuals never spare. Victuals down at Southport, Oysters, curry, paste; Always down at Southport, Seem to go to waist* . Sing a song of Southport; I, with Sonthporfs gruh, Chubby grew at Southport, Who before'was Chubb. -- ?- . The Early Closing Association baremade another appeal on behalf of the victim e of late shop ping. Leg islation on -such &. sub ject may be impractible but no argument that can be usedshould be left un tried to per suade the lady who iente.r s a shop at the latest mom ent, blandly assuring the fatigued assistant that s3)& is " sorry to come so late/' to have some consideration for those whose lot it is to spend ten or twelve, honr...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 20 January 1883
> A dash of Swinburne, like of brandy, Lends a wondrous charm; i£t warms one's verse in fashion handy, ' And,"Hang-me/" What's the harm ? Out in the bush the birds are singing, Thejgardeu's sweet with balmy flow'ra, And Lottie'« in her hammock swinging, : ' : AndjBujiles away the hours. Her little foot 'neath laoe ispeeping, Thesunlightglmtson silken hose, And lingeviS sosweetin keeping, Myiove,myflower,mybird, my rose! :-' " - AT one of the phUdvepfis treats (so -plentiful at the ' late fectivese&son), some of our prominent eitizens ° were enjoying the sight of the happy children' at play. Citizen " A," who is notoriously close-fisted, was en&uiriaaticin his admiration; when citizen "B" said, " By-fche-bye, A',"I know of several' who have given preltatsteWimlsthis treat, but I don't recollect see-! ing your name among the contributors. "A" was . si]j0&& but '*'0'-immediately replied/" OI as to thai, thaf'A. atleast hat given his praente/" Tn best,...
Foreign Affairs. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 20 January 1883
AvoHAKismx progressing. Highwaymen, aire as plentiful there as theywere in the outskirts of London during the reign of the Second George, and when eyes and taming them adrift to b,eg. . A.bd-al-Rahman, the new: Emir, has. adopted a more humane as well as economical £y»tem-he simply has them beheaded. . ?':' 7 ! # *. r # . PoemEugenie is not sopoor-pecuniarily speaking as might he supposed, though much of her property is heavily mort gaged. She has three houses in . the 7fcue d' Ely Bet. Paris, valued at ; 2,600,000francs, , and mortgaged. ; for the two mil* lions; tw:o in Rue dr Alba valued : at9G0,0G9 francs and mortgaged to' the Credit fioncier for 800,000; the domain of Joncli&res, representing thevaliie of half a million; the domain of 13olferino, worth a million and a half, and hypothecated for an million the domain Arnostinthe IPyrfeneieSj worth 120,000francs; and the dognainof Bioriitz,worthamillion ;the last two unen cumbered. Besides tKeseproperfciesahe owns the imp...
OPEN THE DOOR. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 20 January 1883
OPEN THE DOOR. AT the recent stormy meeting of the Hospital Com mittee, Dr. O'Boherty moved a resolution, which was lost upon division, that the Press Reporters should be excluded. It is just possible that the Doctor may have desired that the public should merely be kept ignorant of the "heavy wash" that was going onj for it can hardly be satisfactory to any one interested in the Hospital that such a large batch of dirty linen should have accumulated since the last cleaning up. Bat the Hospital is a public institution; and any discussion upon the merits of its management must be public too. The Press is the medium that conveys the rights and wrongs of such disputes to the public understanding. There is too much inclination among public "bodies to meet in private. Such attempts are foolish. They shake public confidence, and savour of some " hole and corner " influences. They may be prompted by the best motivea; but where privacy is desired these motives must be clearly made known; wh...
ZANCO. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 20 January 1883
ZANCO. I am old and my back 's growing hollow, My grey hairs are now nearly white; No moire am I destined to follow Nor lead through the thick of the fight. And though I am old, stiff, and "gummy," And have lost all the best of my pace, The horse at one time was a rummy, Good one that I couldn't out-race. I look back with pleasant reflection, Though mem'ry grows dim I'm afraid: When W&rwick scarce knew free selection, ^ At my dam's side, I gambolled and played And still as a yearling I wandered Unknown to the cities or towns,, While my time .was pleasantly squandered, On the beautiful grass of the Downs. But this was tpo good to last long$i Good-bye, to my freedom, goo4*byfe, And as I began to wax stronger; To teach me to race they did try;4 Still though I felt sure there were few, that In Queensland could show me the wa&: 'Twas not until May '72, that ? I showed them the form of the grey. That year, I shall never forget it, A« long as life lasts I phall tell, Of the...
Within the Walls of Brisbane Goal. Commenced "Figaro" Jan,6. CHAPTER III SENTENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 20 January 1883
Within the BT ON* OF THXV. f-. Commenced &lt;' Figturo " Jan. 0. -ohapi®b^ ? SXXTTBHTOB. J . IN THE interval between first eatdri^ t^e ga^l his sentence, a prisonerh&s probably faaen b«teite the! Police Court two or three times; ariahlfl BGngibllitiM'' ore a little b Inn ted, but for all that he feels the day of trial veiy heavily. In t hi s interval too he has be come in a measure acquainted with gaol and gaol: doings. He -i learns much he did not know; be fore, how ever 'smart he m a y have cotii sidered himself. He has seen somethings of' .Jjewy* tyranny, but not in its worst form, for tl»ro4r6>ndt^ enough prisoners, and these that are ^thitt' thfts^^tej ore continually changing, and he has gainef&^lfiar &d^ ? vice.of the men in " billets" to do his*tuna*' &ae&fey %gbecan. ?... "Yon bave got to knnokle under.so doit£s'best' you mayr sad gain the good-\dU of*those ^n coi»inan&^ as early as possible/' Do this andthey wilTwi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 20 January 1883
48 Queen Street, Brisbane, ? "f OF *E havea Large Assortment of PATENT MEDICINES, PEREUMERY, TOILET REQUISITES, SURGICAL APPLIANCES, CHEMICAL APPARATUS, &c.; Also, a nice assortment of PE^UIttER^ ® SMELLING BGTTLESi HAIR RRUSHES and COMBS, suitable for Presents! Macassar and Macassarine Oils Norwich's AmaJRosa Tooth Paste Bobare'sAureoline Silo's Solution of Eoses Eno's Phosphorised Iron and Quinine, &c. Sainsbury's Lavender Water Perk's Lavender Water, &c Hannay's Bondeletia Ashton & Parson's Anthoxanthum Pepper's Quinine and Iron Tonic Pepper's Sulpholine Lotion Pepper's Taraxacum and Podophyllih Bravais' Dialysed Iron &c. ALWAYS KEPT IN STOCK The Dispensing Department Is distinct from the rest of the Establishment, and is replete with a .well assorted Stock of DEIJQS of the '.i'' Purest Quality. ; ' ; * istt
No title [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 20 January 1883
Tke shades of night waw filing fiat, a.Qoeendaad township mmiofl Hi who branded ererj street .tenou lettaxw, aqp$xe*n&lt;Lnm& "Figaro 3d.' fltt" *&lt;£ig«XO aa." "What's thifi?" heated, "the hoarding'.falTI*' . Than at his hair he took a yall j " Confound the rags that laave noepeoe Oa whioih this legend X can plaoe~ ' ? " Try not my fnut," fchd old num. Mid. "See, 'Stiok no Blllg' ip on it Bprmd;' "Thit'ere b Bobby*!, 'taint xu> Bills I" fie ever cried with awM yell» "figaro 8d.' ..§assawfiigi^SSSLt' » ToSSR"* '*m oiJt ott°e ^Vi^M 34." -that i By Petrie* Bbrht.' " Ifs level, though »oiw ?arit^airit He aaawiKNd with a dab of point "yif*ro8l,rt lbs dtiMQU .»t-|K>ur»d* ©a «r«ry roak,«n vrvrj tne, On every buoj far oat to MA "HgiroM." hit He tabbed those «^^:dttiM-' r ?; &lt;l15^.wH.>,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 20 January 1883
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"Who goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing." [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 January 1883
Who goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing*" When a man goes to his bank manager to arrange ' for an overdraft 01* advance in some form, and fails to get-it, he generally leaves the premises with a con viction that the manager is a fool, a.ndjth$ bank going to the dogs. He may be right or lie ihay not*. His position may be a perfectly sound one, his security good, and the use to which he intends to put the money quite legitimate ; or he may be unconsciously taking a straight road to bankruptcy. But the point which will remain clear to him after he hasgone back to his office, kicked up a row with his head clerk, i " seen a friend " at his club, quarrelled with his wife, j and otherwise rid himself of his bad humour will be . this '-That a lender buttons or unbuttons his breeches pocket solely in accordance with his own personal fancy, and is very little influenced by the opinion that a borrower may have of his own solvency. Now in Australia we are borrowing merrily. The security we offer ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 January 1883
shades of night were falling fast, ^en-through a Queensland towfaship passed A TOUth who branded every street With Btetacil letters, squ&re&ud neat f; "HgaroM."' His Scarlet jacket, dainty cap, And "whole tnrn-out was really slap ; And everywhere resplendent shone The legend that lie traded on- ,, Figaro 3d. J ' s ; " Tty not my fence," the old man said, '' See, ' Stick no Bills' ieon it spread " This ere & Bobby's, 'taint no Bills 1" He ever cried witnawful yells-7 "Figaro 3d." «A 110 stay," tlie maiden cried,.* the rest Have said that Wertheim'a was tfce best; Is yours a locfestich ?" He replied, .. You'll know when only once you've tried " Figaro " Beware that ledge-that giddy Tieight, That rises close Sy Petrie 8 Bwht. " It'8 level, though some aaar itaint He answered with. a 4ab rof paint--..« Figaro 34". Onelioliday.Bs Sandgate-wsrd The fifeislxme citizens -oat-poured* On every took, on eveiy tree, On every buoy farout to se^- ' * Figaro 3d." On Soathpo...
Foreign Affairs. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 January 1883
. THB Tripolitan desert to the west ox Egypt is'the r centre of a dangerous agitation, which has Already / connected itself with the Egyptian troubles. About thirty years ago, a n. inlinential Marabout in Al geria, named Senoussi, retired thenoe to the oasis of Fez, whence he after wards Journeyed to Mecca. On his return he founded a convent at saowia at Alexan dria, and brought himself under the notice' of the 1 Turkish fcuthori-' .ties by denouncing ... *.' furiously^the contamination of- Islam: with Christian : idea8. 'H6 then! fiefd to the desert, and preached a' sort of-Mussulman; revival* finally founding another 1 " ^ laxjgfezoouiaat Dja^hda^ where he died in I860. . ? His po wer was inherited by his sen, who announced . himself asMMehdijtheMessiah of Islam, who ik to ' ; appear wwl conquer :ti& infidel in the yeSr 1300 of '. ,, t3ie'^w&cirbegioson the 12th November next. , He ^protected %y the; &lt;&nfe&et&tionof' desert tribes...
THE PLANTERS AND THE ANTICOOLIE LEAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 January 1883
THE PLANTERS AND THE ANTI COOLIE LEAGUE. THERE iB still some trouble brewing orer those wretched Cingalese. It will be remembered that the Anti-Coolie League first o£ all eiidearoured to prevent the darkies from landing ; and then induced a large number of them to break their agreements. All who did leave their employ were feasted by the irrational leaguers, ana boarded and lodged at the Queen's, Hotel in Bundaberg. Such members of the League as made the demonstration against the landing will be proceeded against by the Associated Planters for inciting Riot, Rout, and unlawful Assemblage. The Town-Crier who assisted the agitation by ringing the bell, is also to be proceeded against for inciting to unlawful assemblage. The more prominent of the leaguers who induced the Cingalese to break their agreements will also be prosecuted ; the proof of such inducements being furnishied by the published speeches of three fiery orators. Action will also be taken against the landlord of the Queen...
To the Sporting Editor of Figaro. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 January 1883
To the Sporting Editor of Figaro. DEAB Sie,-As your paper appears to be the only one in Brisbane which gives the Turf the benefit of im partial criticism, you will perhaps spare me space to say a few words in defence of that apparently much maligned body, the Q.T.G.' Week after week ; "Pegasus," the sporting writer of the Queentlander, seemsto devote all the space that he can spare from the paste and scissor business towards aspersing the committee of management, who have evidently had the misfortune at some time or another to tread rather hard on one of his corns. But what I wish to point out is, firstly, how little the Q.T.C. merit his opprobrium, and secondly, how unfit he is to lay down the law on sporting matters. !Now about the handicapping" (and wei*e "Pegasus" an ill used horse-owner, he could not have been raore.bitter on this head). Most sporting writers when criticising a handicap point out on previous ruiming where mistakes.are made, this " P." appears unable to do, but ...
Our Civil Service. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 January 1883
Our Civil Service. IT HAS long been a matter of extreme surprise to us that the abuses of the Queensland Civil Service are not exposed by our leading journals. Perhaps their reticence arises from a sense of vain efforts put forth in the remote past; still we think the press loses much of its influence for good, when its gruardians display any apathy for giappling with the abuses of State Departments, hence our determination not to join the van of quietude which appears to have degen erated to a normal condition,. The system of advance ment by means of political influence loses little, if any* of its baneful powers "as time rolls on, though much j has been done in the direction of reform by the present administration, who, to a great extent, have shaken off the shackles which trammelled their predecessors from all time, by exercising a wise discretion in selecting Candidates for promotion. Yet much remains to be done before the evil still partly existing will have been permanently er...
Sporting Gossip. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 January 1883
Sporting Gossip. BT HEBICIT. We shall at all times be glad to give correspondents the bene fit of our assistance! and any questions sent will receive the careful consideration of the best obtainable authorities. '1 « I MET a friend last week who had just returned from Blackall, having been present at the first meeting of the Blackall Turf club; and they seem to have had a very good meeting and a high old time of it alto gether. Blackall may certainly claim to be the racing metropolis of the far west, and not only is there always plenty of money forthcoming for the sport, but the fun is also fast and furious, and i|ey eta bgr no means be accused of taking their pleasures sadly. For their three days' meeting they paid away about £1,000 at the settling, avid after that, in honour of the visitors, Messrs. (Griffith and Dickson, they had a fourth day on which about £70 were run for. The principal event on this day was called the Opposition Handicap, and was won by Darkie, the same horse ...
The Barrel Organ. We cannot do without 'em. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 January 1883
W$t We cannot do without 'em. Within this little bit of rhyme, I've many things to say I'll tell you all I know about The. topics of the day. We'd like to do without 'em; It's such an awful bore To have to study politics, And a hundred subjects more. But we cannot do without 'em In this uproarious age. So I must do the best I can Towards filling up the page. Our Aldermen are chary \ Of bringing Tramways here, Their reasons do not seem to be Indisputably clear. We cannot do without'em, Whatever they-may say: Our 'busses ar6 so very bad, They can't be worse, I'll lay. And time's so very precious That locomotive speed, Is the requirement of the age The great commercial need. In Land Grant Railway also We can't do well without, It means six million sterling Spent here, or thereabouts. We cannot do without it, Whatever thay may say: Why slionld we when we get a chance Scare capital away f : You'll grow but little richer - - By building lines on loan ; But the Syndicate's possessions. Wil...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 January 1883
£5 TO 3D. FOUR HUNDRED TO ONE. IuponfAK* NOTICE. TTTV, continued success of Figaro enables the Proprietor to extend his efforts to make his journal even more attractive than it is at present. READ THIS. A Prize of £5 will to given to anyone of our readers who Will place the first three horses in the Sydney Cup, one, two, three. "FIGARO1' fltlZE COUPON. THE STONE* CUP. RUN MARCH 5J8th, 1889; 2.. 3.. Every selection must be vtritten on a separate coupon, and must reach this office on or before the morning of the race. Should two or more competitors be successful, the prize will be equally divided. A box for the reception of the coupons will be placed at Mr. J. M'Lennon's stables, and another at the Figar* office, and a third at Flynn"a«Globe Hotel. Of these Mr. M'Lennon will hold the keys, and he, in the presence of " Hermit," our Sporting Editor, will open the bo±es and envelopes immediately after the race, and proclaim the winner. Ev6ry reader may select any number of horses, but ea...