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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
QTJMMJT STMJ2I2T, C-9 GlISxgjlJTE, Neab the BANK op AUSTRALASIA and the WHARVES. aB6it.&lt;G3-£S..,; .^^"DELEED ; ^ POTT, ': : ■), (LateCaptain oj.Steamkrs Taldora and Potty), " 1 V: ■. , j- ? Proprietor, . : :'-r C1APTAIN PQ3?T.jfltelfeB to inform his friends fend tba General Public that he has.tsfcen th4 J above well-l^^nJ^Eptel, lately occupied ;hy Mr. Dan Sullivan, aad trasts that 3>y %is couductiiigitialiniim'tt^rsucliaBwill eusftreevery 'comfort and convenience to Travellers and Visitors,_hg wiU3nen$& Mr shore of patronage.- .. ,:'i - ; A PrivftteJ&r'andBiUiapia'oom/furaished with one of Alcofck's Exhibition Tabids. , " -The Bedrooms are, thoroughly yeritilatpd- and weir furnished;; Two Plunge and Bliower: Baths oh the^&ime'Moirl ' '' i.jfi a: Nvjs. t. .. The Proprietor Wishes specially t*> pointkut that the Wines/Spirits/apd Beers k£pt in thia Establishmentcannot be^surpaseed in Queensland and the attendance is unequalled. ' Captain Pott ...
Queensland Figaro "Fear God; Speak evil of none Stick to the Truth; and never be done." BRISBANE: SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1885. Plundering and Blundering. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
%$*" I^aii&ofl^^peak evilof none; SticktotnejTrutb ; — •" 1 SBRISBANE^S DAY, JULY^ltfp8£. Blundering. ■W:' ■■'' ;^.;Thb Governors speebh, delivered on Tuesday, at wie opening of ^arliaraent, i&aeurious specimen of Siiiied humbug and shii&ing, such as we are getting our great and good'Ministry. ^The^Cyihree paragraphs are simply "blow" alfout pur defenees^ and the effect produced on the ■^Wtwld^;^he;'deispatcli''of the New South Wales Con tinged&'to the Soudan, and the' offers of the other colonies>fe;We have heard *so miich of this, that we ; are getting tired of it. ■ The next paragraph says that the Ministry don't know what the Imperial governments are about to do with TTew Guinea. In that case, everybody else . knows -as much as they do about it; they told the country nothing new. . „4 Then conies another paragraph of padding about the Federal Council Bill, with, which* to judge from present appearances, nothing is likely to be done this year. T...
TRANSCONTINENTAL HOTEL, (opposite the Railway Station, Brisbane,) F. SIMONSON, (late Roma and Mitchell) Proprietor. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
TRANSCONTINENTAL HOTEL, (opposite the Railway Station, Brisbane,) F. SIMONSON, (Ute Roma and Mitchell) I^opribtor. The Goldsmith Hall Company have just had the frout of their premises, in Queen-street, decorated in a stylfe qtiite new to Brisbane, and l am sure they could not have taken a more effective way to attract the attention of the public to their show-rooms. Black and gold are. of coure,prominent. and. the artistic work and w^rkmanshipare superior to any thing I have yet se§n. Messrs. James Lang and Co:; Queen-street, r w&re entrusted with the work, and], the manner in which. thfey have carried it out, quite sustains the high reputation of this firm as artistic decorators. It is quite refreshing ;!jto see such stylish "work on the outside of a bmldjiiig, and I think that it augurs w6ll for the future of our city, when business-men are not afraid to launch out in this way in beautifying, and rendering their places of business so attractive and pleasing to the Confirma...
HOW WE ARE GOVERNED. OPENING OF PARLIAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
OiiHINC OF MRLIAMtM From early morning, our Queen-stree%%av^ent f was, at intervals of a few hundred yai^^ladrte^d by • little groups of eager-talking conspirators^ in" sad- f colored garments. From: north, and wSsl; and south : have rushed these wise men, to settle^TJ.^^^ffaiis, pile a few new laws on the heap of old ohSi^^eliher-f ate a little, wrangle about nothing^mdre, kill avt odd Civil Servant or two, and do any amount of'the platitude business. About 10 o'clock, a procession was formed to the office of the Colonial Secretary, and was received by the whole of the Ministry with beaming smiles. After Maefarlane, Jordanf^aiid five other good men, had saidjj^rayem, Sa^]c^pbut the i Speech, which His E^^feuey^oulfi liafja to plod through at noon. As so much time had been spent in devotional exercises, there was neither time to discuss the Government" policy, nor to listen to the growls of the wicked; they all had to do a quick ! march to Parliament House, to await the advent of th...
More Dirty Work. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
More Dirty Work. It is a pity that the opening of tile present session of Parliament should have been disgraced by the repetition of those dirty attacks upon. the character of the Leader of the Opposition, by which the Premier climbed to power and to which he evidently trusts to retain it. Griffith could not deny that Dickson had made a speech last year which injuriously affected the dis posal of our loan, and he, therefore, insinuated, for it would be contrary to his character to make an accusation openly, that his speech would have passed unnoticed if the Leader of the Opposition or his friends had not directed attention .to it in England, and suggested that they rere unpatriotically at tempting to damage the credit of the Colony because they were not in office; The falsehood, of this pre tence is easily perceived when we remember that the Treasurer's Financial Statement has always "been commented on in the English financial journals, and that year by year greater interest is take...
Chancing It. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
^ Chancing It. •A/biisbwroger, of rather a ifiild type,.has lately been knocking'^abottt in the Northern districts; ' He wits armed, and stuck up- jond public-house arid one station, though a^paVdh^/otfthjd&^di^ona^^e was almost ;ab m itch frightened as thfe people who "were stuck1- up ; and he robbed one'or two but-stations of sbiall quantities of rations and such-like thibgs;bujfc;' take liim altogfether^ he was a Very timid bu^hmnger, and would probably not have been acknowledged' as wOrtjiy of the title by, the5 brother spirits; wlib have rnade fche name famous— ©r irifamori?. .Such as he/^e^howeVer, thepolice,of course;', turned Out afler^hiniV |^d ja smart constable, cplnlrig on a plan who Van away from limi; p^oriiptiy shot hii£ deady and a controversy hak up w arisen asfto whether the man shot was the bushranger or only a harmless awagthah. : The decision pi this question will not, it is true, affect the naan who has been shot. Whetbei? he was a bush raiig^r rir not,...
A Definition of Bribery. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
A Definition of ^Bribery. ; Sam G-riffitli, liaviug been ;accused of .purchasing Buckl^nd'svotewi^ Min under pretence of Vertices' rendered on, the Polynesian Commission, and his own words ®s^id on previous pceasi&us feeingfq^ted against ibunj replied thai when been made torn embers i opposed Jto hin£,he^ as bribery, because no member .wfio did not support him was capable.^ re^de^g^^^ervice.to the country ivdrth paying ff>r^'-.but-;nis^BlwjaMummies were men of such great ability tHa^ ii qmt^;^ro^ri;hey-8lioid^e •employed, and paid in this way. In their case there could be no suspicion of bribery^ since their services were well worth the money they receiyed. M eaning that to pay a member 'of Parliament, who does not support the present Ministry, is an act of bribery j?to pay their supporters is quite correct.
Straight from the Shoulder. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
■ — Straight from the Shoulder. Igave a fair exposure of the foolish bounce Vhich is bein^ tried on in Maryborough, with respect to the Burnett railway. The " straight tip" is that they may now have to wait until—they get it. The ■WlQlironicle wanted, toget. to . Gayndah by way of jlgfe;, llU, the swell.. Chamber of Commerce men ;howle&lt;l ^ bless the Chronicle, Mungarr route, or Inowhere." Now., it ' happened, after this racket, ithat Wide Bay Bailey was at a big meetijag at ; Gyrnpie, and he put it. straight for the twa' dogs, fighting for the bone. He said " it was a railway •for the liurnett people, and they and they alone should have fi,}'stn and last say as to. which way it should approach their ciarkets. They have only epoken out Jonce. Then they wanted it by way of Kilkiven to get jthree markets—Gympie, Maryborough, Brisbane. Now, men of the Burnett, is; your chance, for I believe JSailey hit the' nail on the; head square. A Burnett railway for the use of the Burnet...
Settled! [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
Settled! I have spent many sleepness nights pondering over a question which is solved at last, by the Logan Witness, the Beenleigh paper. That journal com* mences with the startling information that " the exact date of the invention of sugar is lost in the middle of a table." I had often hitherto wondered whether sugar had been " discovered," or " invented, " lite & traction engine, or something of that Bort. Then as to the manufacture of the article, I am again indebted to the Logan Witness for this information :■—" Pro bably the Chinese learned the art from the Chinese, and from India the knowledge was carried West/' I have no time just at present, to saw that table up, in order to find the important date, which has been unfortunately lost in the middle of it-, but shall bestow | my undivided attention upon the other matter. Now, acting on the supposition, (as abov^ thkt the Chinese learnt it from the Celestials, it manifestly behoves the Cliinkie to return, in kind, the k...
Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
; r i.: . • Cricket. - Lpwood- ^ Saturday - week last conclusions with the Iiowood"boys;" and, thougk Put of cricket*^, ing season, quite^-n enjoyable dayspent..- ^ Dan Wat B on. had charge of the Uailway men, and I former went to the /wickets first, to ike bowling of * Mortimer Bros., and managed to put together 49 runs, the principal scores being—Dan Watson and Steve Welch, ."18 each. The Lowood iifen^ t^ ^nt ih, and were soon V&spoked of for the sm'all total Pf 15.r The Eailway, men went in again and scoi*ed 33j Dan Watson with 16.and, George Elliot 11, being the only ones who reached double figures. Th^Lpv^bod I men, were" more fortunate in ,their second:innings, and put together 42 runs, GDoin ."Mprtime^' and Sprosse* with 11, being the principal^^p^e^j, Dan Daiton, Dick Wilkinson, and,V jim ^CuSfjan bowled for the Railway^ th^ «twp Morti mers did good Service for match. j^'o^opctj, team tof'•*$.• i;^ excellent spread, got/up t hotel. After ample justice had %een..&...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
[ESTABLISHED i860], x James lacg & Co., Glass, Oil and Colour MERCHANTS, CMf$, Paperkagers, PAINTERS, . v...: km. . . ' ' Artistic JOecorators, 195 Queen Street, Brisbane, AND minders Street, Townsville. Queen Insurance Company. Established, 1857. CAPITAL £2,000,000. LIFE BfiAH'CH Large Bonuses — Pre miums Low. FIRE BRANCH:—\Risfcs Accepted at Lowest Sates. ; FUNDS: CapitaJ Paid up ... .... General Reserve Fire Fund ... ..." Life Accumulation Fund Annuity Fund - ... £180,035 133,298 177,000 456,000 14,600 The Life Fund is equal to over 69 per cent, o the entire premiums received on every Life Polic in force. . Queensland Branch : ■ 206, Queen Street, Brisbane. JAMES THOMSON", Local Manager. Agents throughout the Colony. JOHN AIRD, T AIL 0 R AND OUTFITTEE, 142, QUEEN STREET, BRISBANE. JAMES BANFIEIjD, BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, 13 QUEEN STREET, Near Victoria Bridge. Boyal Exchange Hotel, CORKER OF ALBERT $ ELIZABETH STREETS, (Lj&te J; Grant's), Mk« John Helmood HAS raucli p...
A Peep at the Shows. "You were not at the play to-night, Don Carlos. How happened it?" [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
You were not at the. play to.-niglit,;."l?on-JUerjLQB? now t - happened i%T*^Tfyl3fidni&'"Studenij f. Last week^'^ortune^ 3IVJieeI'? and " Thefjimerick l5oy" ife»re • p^dj^pjl .at011 Fri- i ■. men nnwell, wlich /was nnfp.rtimate. jfor : him^ but. m^jb' for the for?^^ arad^ was | taken at yery eliDrt notice, ^y ^jpptlimaii, with whom ;the others seemed to feel More at hotne-j. In the farce. ajl&P;^^s^b^itu0on^^j|A.. Arrowsinith for (Power, in^t^^htoa^ter^ of Mitis' lBoy, .was a decided 'improvenipiij. ■ ' } :: ■. ,| ,: -j | On Moi^^rymglit, % compUmentary benefit -jtras \ i;-ten^fedi^^^^^c-BKiil^^|^^e«.of;|--th^^Theatre ! pfe tipej Marian ;■ Bamett's comedyj ^ The Serious Family/' -was pro duced. At the,clpsepfthethirdacfc?M was • presented>Kehm^ j^®ppi^^sta£E! of the?;fh6at?p. " This was acw;ompanied^y; an read by the cHief of ifee Staff,, T. M. Tyrell. * " ';■
GOSSIP. (FRENCH AND ENGLISH SOURCES.) [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
GOSSIP. (FRENCH AND ENGLISH SOURCES.) Princess Beatrice is having Scriptural texts worked into all the linen of her trousseau, and this is considered quite a new* departure. But, like many new fashions, it is only the revival of a very old one. In the time of Elizabeth and James I, the linen of both men and women was so worked as to resemble the finest lace, or was ornamented by the needle with r^resentations/of fruits/ flowers, and passages of history, etc. " This fashion the Puritans turned to account, and substituted texts of Scripture for the "flowers," " fruits," and "passaged of history." So after all Princess Beatrice is only like the heroine in the old play, " a Puritan at * her needle." ? Alexandre Dumas said " Marriage is so heavy a Isurden that it requires two to carry it—sometimes three." This seems to be the case, at any rate among Dumas' own countrymen and women. The new law of divorce is giving the courts a tolerable flow of business. At the present moment there are i...
"Waste" Not. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 11 July 1885
"Waste" Not. The Maharaja of Travancore, (India), is of opinion that "procrastination is the thief-"of gold, and agrees with the immortal Will, that "if 'twere done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly." According to an ancient custom which prevails iii thafe land of wealth, the Maharaja was lately put into ^the ■ scale, to ascertain howvxntich -purg gpld woiild make him kick the beam. Kme stone.*di&lt;Pit>£(en6ugh. to; make some people kick the bucket) and that amount ; was distributed in charity. The Brahmins, sly old • dogs, wished to have the cremony postponed until the' Maharaja's 47th year, but, as above, the latter hated f to delay the performance of so praiseworthy an act,; especially as it was anticipated that, on attaining the; age mentioned,-he would weigh something like 14|| stone, as his father did. I haven't heard how long he; was in severe training before the ceremony. ?