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GOVERNMENT SAVINGS BANK. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
GOVERNMENT SAVINGS BANK. The following return for March, 1866, hss been handed to us for publication:— New accounts opened during the month... 333 Accounts closed ditto 142 Number of deposits ditto ... ... 904 Number of operations ditto 1256 Total sum deposited ditto £11,149 0 0 Ditto withdrawn ditto 6,002 16 5 Amount to' the credit of 2319 depositor, on tbe 31st March, 1866 £71,056 10 4
News of the Week. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
News of the Week. THE monthly meeting of the Queensland Building Society No. 1 was held on Monday. The directors present were Messrs. Buckley, Belbridge, and Petrie. The receipts for March were £2610 10s. &L Thirty shares were sold at 17 per wnt. BEFissnro to the "Victoria Machine," the Warwick Arg*s of Wednesday last says:— "We learn that this machine hat lately crushed twenty-fire tons of quartz from the prospectors' claim on the Louisa Beef (Wray's), which yielded nearly an ounce and a half to the ton. A later crushing mi finished on Monday night from Hoffman's claim, on the Louisa Beef, and it is anticipated the yield will be better than the prospectors'." Wi learn from the QueeiuUmd Tlmes that on Sunday, April 1, a chapel and school room were opened at Fountain's Camp* and sermons were preaohed by Mr. James Flint in tlfe afternoon, and Mr. Roberts in the evening. The place was crowded on both oooa •ions, and a very good collection was made. On Wednesday erening a lectur...
RETURN OF M. DU CHAILLU FROM GORILLA-LAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
RETURN OF M. DU CHAILLU FROM GORILLA-LAND. THE Royal Geographical Society held one of its monthly meetings on Monday evening, and, it being generally known that M.P. B. Du Chaillu was to read on the occasion a paper describing his second journey into Western Equatorial Africa, an unusually numerous au dience was drawn together by the circumstance. Sir B. Murchison, the president of the society, occupied the chair; and among the company were Mr. Adams, the American Minister; Lord A. Churchill, Mr. Crawford ; Sir H. Bawlinaon, M .P. ; Mr. G. Folson, president of the American Ethnological Society, and Professor Owen. M. Dv Chaillu waa introduced by the presi dent and received with cheering. Having stated that for the last two years he had no op portunity of speaking either English or French, and had, therefore, to claim the indulgence of the audience for any deficiency they might ob serve in hia pronunciation, M. Dv Chaillu proceeded to read his papers. He left London on August 6, 1863...
SUN AND TIDAL DIARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
SUN AND TIDAL DIARY. Full moon, April 30, Th. 35m. Ka. ajn.—Spring tide* occur on the 15th or 16th, and on the 29th or 30th of April. April: 14 Saturday ... 15 Srx&AY 16 Monday 17 Trader IS Wednesday ... 19 Thanday 80 Friday DATE. 8PX. ; I Kiaes. SeU. eao 6 4i 6 20 ! 5 39 8 21 i S 98 6 21 ! 5 57 622 837 622 536 623 5 35 ; iH.Watcr.tar i Age of Moo°- Morn. Etml D. T. ! H. M.-l H. M- 38 2 8 34 » 0 2» i | 925 954 0 8 10 20 .10 42 1 8 11 4 11 26 2 8 11 80 | 0 12 3 8 I 036 ! 1 0 ! 4 8 | 1 24 | 1 50 Mmannda till next Publication.
Scientific and Statistical. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
Scientific and Statistical. IRON IMPROVED WITH TITANIUM has been tested for tensile strength, and has stood a strain equal to forty-seven tons per square inch; and, in puddling furnaces fettled with the ore, the fettling has in some instances lasted a month without renewal, the iron produced being of uniform good quality. These are extremo'cases, but indicate the value of the use of the ore. OiTOEf.—Oxygen was obtained for the first time in a state of purity by Eck de Sulx bach, a wandering alchymist, in 1489, by heat ing red oxide of mercury. But in those days the means of collecting gases were unknown. The pneumatic trough (an invention usually attributed to Priestley, who merely used mer cury for the first time instead of water), by which gases may be collected, was invented and described by the poor Parisian atudent, Maitrel d' Element, who published a pamphet upon it in 1719. * * Thb Glactbb Tkbobt of Agabsiz.—Pro fessor Agassis has found in Brazil confirmation of his glacier t...
Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
Correspondence. We are compelled to hold over the communications of several correspondents till next publication. C.C.—We have little faith in any tooth powder, and, therefore cannot recommend one. The cheapest, safest, and best " lotion" of our acquaintance is plenty of soap and water and a moderately stiff tooth-brush rigorously ap plied every morning. Maizk Meal.—There can be no question about the health-inspiring and nutritive qualities of maize-meal. It is best when fresh, and we are happy to learn that Mr. Pettigrew of the Brisbane saw-mills, has the proper appliances to ensure a large and continuous supply. We will endeavor to comply with your wish, by publishing, in our next issue, a variety of ways of cooking maize-meal and "biting it into bread. Constant Rkaseb (Toowoomba) is informed that a payment to the Immigration Office of £8 for each person, if over 45 yean of age, or £6 each if under that age, will obtain passage certificates under the remittance system. We thiuk, h...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
Shipping. PASSAGES FROM EUROPE. BY THE BLACK BALL LINE OF CLIPPER SHIPS, Under Contract with the Queensland Government. FRIENDS AT HOME. • PERSONS desirous of REMITTING FUNDS tJFRLENjJ at HOME, for the purpose of Paying their Passages to Queensland bj the Black Ball Line, under the Land Order System —by which all persons over twelve Years of age, paying their own passage, will receive a Thirty pound (£3O) Land Order, and Children under twelve a Fifteen-pound (£l5) Land Order—can remit the whole or part of the Passage Money through the undersigned; and (ho old the sums remitted not be used for the payment of Pas sages, the amount will be returned to the parties remitting in the Colonies. Tibxb or Passage Mokxt:— Steerage £15 Intermediate 20 Second Cabin ... '" 25 Saloon 45 and £50 Apply to BRIGHT BROTHERS k Co.; or J. k G. HARRIS. mO AGENTS AND CONSIGNEES. WHARF and STORE ACCOMMODATION, at DOWSE and CO.'S, Victoria Wharf, North Brisbane, adjoining the New Immigration Depot and Wharf....
Display Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
Furniture. GENERAL FURNITURE WAREHOUSE. G THROWER, Spring, Fibre, and Machine • made Flock and Hair Mattresses, Iron Bedsteads, and every kind of Colonial Furni ture, Qurk-stkebt (opposite Police-office), Bkisbahb. TRY BEN. PALMER k CO.'S 17s. 6d. s^Ba^Ba^Ba^sa^Ba * . © sam^Sßm^sam\ ** '^sa^sam^sal ® M tV mH ** MADE TO MEASURE. OPPOSITE TOWN HALL, quzkh mm,
THE MARKETS. RATES OF LABOR IN BRISBANE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
THE MARKETS. RATES OF LABOR IN BRISBANE. Cooks, £36 to £38 Bush Carpenters, £53 to Housemaids, £20 to £36 £65 Nurses, £15 to £36 Butchers, £30 to £35 Laundresses. £30 to £31 Bakers, £10 to £50 General servants, £18 to Stockmen, £40 to £55 £30 Bullockdrivers, £40 to £53 Xursegirls. £5 to £12 Ditto, for overianding, £45 Married Couples (accord- to £60 in* to distance), £50 to Ditto, for farms, £40t0£53 £m Useful men, £45 to £52 Ploughmen, £ 10 to £52 Cooks, men, £35 to £60 Gardeners, £10 to £58 Tradesmen, 9s to 12s per Milkmen, £40 to £50 day Shepherds (according to Xawies, 7s to 9s per day distance), £40 to£s2 Laborers, 6s to 7s per Hutkeepera (according to day. distance), £26t0 £31 With the exception of female servants, men for stations in the interior, shepherds, and for the railways, the demand for labor is dull at the present time.
CALEDONIAN GAMES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
CALEDONIAN GAMES. For the Queen's birthday (May 24), the Caledonian Society is already in the field. As usual, the games are to take place in the Botanical Gardens, Brisbane, and will consist of dancing, running, bag-pipe playing, and the usual games o' Auld Scotland. Handsome as the prizes were on previous years, the amounts have been increased for the noming tournament. A very Urge gathering is anticipated. Sib Patrick is no more. We allude to a favorite race horse, the property of Mr. Ogilvie. The animal died (so says the Queens land Times) on Thursday hut from strangulation, caused by a ball being adminis tered, which stuck in the animal's throat, and could not be extracted.
Sporting Items. CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
Sporting Items. CRICKET. THE match between the Victoria Club and the Government Printing Office, which was commenced on the 16th March, was finished on Saturday afternoon. Only five of the Victoria Eleven (or rather eight, for that was the num ber that played in the first innings) were on the ground. The Government Printing Office scored 42 in their first, and 47 in their second innings, and the Victoria 49 in their first in nings. The latter, therefore, were only 40 runs behind, but when the fourth wicket fell they had only obtained 36 runs, or four short of the requisite number. The following was the score of the Victoria dub:— Fowles, b. Beal 7 Parish, b.Beal 8 Stevens, b Beal 0 Trotter, hit wicket 1 A. Ryder, not oat 7 Qainlan, b. Beal 6 Bye. 7 Total as Bowxnro Ajcalybib.—Beal bowled 27 balls, 21 runs, 4 wickets ; Lansley, 24 bulls, 8 runs. A meeting of the Committee of the Victoria Cricket Club took place at the Royal Hotel on Monday evening. A challenge from the newly formed U...
Impoundings. (From this day's Government Gazette.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
Impoundings. (From this day's Government Gazette.) Impou.tdkd atToowoomba, from the enclosed lands of Messrs. M'Lean and Beit, 4th April, 1866. Damages 2s. 6d., driving 2s.:—l ehesnut horse, hind feet white, WO or WC near saddle, like B or B near shoulder, snip. If not released on or before 27th April, 1866, will bo sold to pay expenses.—Abthck Lloyd, pound keeper. Impocxdkd at Warwick, from Canning Downs, by order of F. J. C. Wildash, Esq., on the 7th April, 1866. Driving expenses, Is. per head:—l red uid white cow, like A in circle off ribs, like 1 off shoulder, like 6 off thigh, top off off ear ; 1 yellow and white cow, like 8 over SN over J in circle near ribs, f W near rump, C off rump, like IB off thigh ; 1 red bull calf, un branded. If not released on or before the Ist May, 1866. will be sold on that day, at noon, to defray expenses.—Henry Mitch rix, pound keeper. Impouwdbd at Warwick, from Canning Downs, on the sth April, 1866, by order of F. J. C. Wildash, Esq. Driving expe...
GOVERNMENT LAND SALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
GOVERNMENT LAND SALES. A SUPPLEMENTARY Government Gazette pro-&lt;*> claims that certain lots of land would be offered or sale on the dates and at the places ap-&lt;*> pended:— Bbubane.—At Martin's Auction Mart, on April 25: 29 citj lots, situated in the parish of Sooth Brisbane, and varying in size from 11 to 38| perches each, at the upset price per acre of £100. On the same day, 10 special lota, in the town of North Brisbane, under the " Parlia mentary and other Buildings Act of 1861." Four of them averaging 32 perches each will be offered at the upset price of £100 per acre, and six, consisting each of 16* perches, at the upset price of £350 per lot. Toowoomba.—At the Land Office, on April 24 : 81 country lots, averaging in size from 4 acres to 21 acres each, at the upset price of £1 per acre. These lots are situated near the Too woomba Agricultural Reserve, and if not sold will not be open to selection. Goojtdiwiwdi.—At the Police Office, on April 26: 20 to...
Government Notices. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
Government Notices. YHE following notices are taken from the Government Gazette of Saturday, April 7:— RESIGNATION.—Wellmond Prospere Douyere, Esq., as Honorary Veterinary Surgeon of the Queensland Light Hone. Thb Brisbane School or Abts.—Referring to a notice, dated the 22nd of December, 1865, intimating that the trustee* of the School of Art* in North Brisbane had made application for leave to mortgage the land granted for the purpose* of that institution: Hi* Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executi?e Council, now directs it to be notified that as no objection has been lodged with the Colonial Secretary to the granting of the leave sought, he has been pleased, in terms of the Act 28 Victoria, No. 22, to authorise the said trustees to lease the said land for the purposes named. Niw Roam.—The following new roads are proclaimed as open for public traffic :—From Marlborough towards Apis Creek; from por tions 22 and 23, on Saltwater Creek, one of the tributaries of the ...
DENILIQUIN STOCK REPORT. Friday evening, March 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
DENILIQUIN STOCK REPORT. Friday evening, March 30. Our latest advices of the state of the pasture throughout the Riverine district are scarcely so encouraging as those previously received. Whilst it is agreed that the February rain, did February an enormous amount of general good, there are places that were injured by them. The old long grass in parte of the back country on the Mun rumbidgee waa in some instances being made available by wells being aunk in their midat; but the feed being dry aa a chip, the rain waa sufficient to beat it down, but not enough fell to make the young grass grow in abundance. To the north-east there are again complaints of feed, and nearer home we have the same cry. Not that there is fear of starvation, but lambing time is approaching, and anxiety is felt to get the ewes into good condition, and have some succulent feed for the mothers and their young. Residents on the Warrego are satisfied with their abundance of grass, but complain of their present rat...
Commercial Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
Commercial Intelligence. THE Customs Returns, made up to the close of the quarter, from January 1st to March 31st, show the total imports to this port to amount to £576,354, while the exports are equal to a sum of £984,483, or £108,129 in excess of the imports. This may be accounted for by the fact that the greatest proportion of the staple exports of the colony are shipped daring the first and the last quarters of the year. The revenue derived from duties paid on the imports of dutiable goods during the period above men tioned, amounts to £32,112 Is 4d. The only export duty, that in gold, realised a sum of £112 10s 6d. The dues paid by shipping, show a total of £1318 13s 6d, of which sum £679 6s 9d, paid to the Pilotage, and £639 6e 9d to the Light Dues account. The total receipts at the Custom House, therefore, during the quarter ended March 31st, amount to £33,543 5s 3d. On Monday a further fall took place in flour, and quotations now rouge thus : Best Adelaide brands, £21; Calif...
MARYBOROUGH. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
MARYBOROUGH. ARRIVALS. April 9.-—Tinonee, s.s., from Sydney; Bein deer, ketch, from the Burrum. April 11.—Leiehhardt, s., from Bockhamp ton ; Queensland, s., from Brisbane. April 12.—Clarence, b., from Brisbane, at noon. DIPABTUBS3. April 12.—Leiohhardt, s., for Brisbane; Queensland, s., for Bockhampton.
CLEARANCES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
CLEARANCES. April 10.—Sarah Nicholl, schooner, 52 tons, Captain J. Smith, for the Richmond Hirer, in ballast. April 10.—Schoolboy, barque, 159 tons, Cap tain W. Mngee, for the Richmond Bror, with part of original cargo from Melbourne. April 10.—Douglas, schooner, 93 tons, Cap tain G. Stewart, for the Richmond River, in ballast. April 11.—Harriet King, schooner, 166 tons, Captain J. M'Donald, for Sydney. April 12.—BajBwater, Black Ball ship, 1256 tons, Captain C. M. Pack, for Callao, in ballast. Coastwise. April 12.—Julia Percy, schooner, 61 tons, Captain J. Coode, for Maryborough, in ballast. [bx xlkotbic tkliobaph.] CAPE MOBETON. April 8. Arrivals.—Clan Alpine, barque, from Ade laide ; Olencoe, barque? from Newcastle. April 9. The Tinonee, s.s., from Sydney to Wide Bay, passed the port at 6 a-m. April 10. A cutter was in sight at 5.20 p.m. to the south-east, and in the same quarter there was a •quarerigged Tessel, but too for off for her rig to be distinguished. April 11. Arrivals....
ROCKHAMPTON. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 14 April 1866
ROCKHAMPTON. ARRIVALS. April 9. —Boomerang, s.s., from Sydney; Capricorn, ketch, from Masthead Island. April 10.—Flying Cloud, Capricorn, and Henry Edward, schooners, from Mast Head Henry Edward, schooners, DEPABTFHIB. April 9.—Ben Bolt, ketch, for St. Lawrence. April 10.—Leichhardt, s., for Brisbane. Telegrams from.Lytton state that the School boy, barque, left the river ou Thursday at 7.15 a.ni., and the Lady Bowen, bound to Sydney, crossed the bar at 8.30 a.m. The barque, Charlie Palmer, i» to load horses for Calcutta. She is now being fitted up for the reception of 120 horses. The BestleBs, schooner, has been laid on at Sydney for the Albert Biver and Plains of Promise. The Lady Darling, s.s., from Gladstone to Melbourne with cattle, put into Newcastle for water on April 6, and sailed again on the same day. Tho ketch Wonder, 30 tons, Captain Jackson, cleared out at Sydney, for Cleveland Bay, on April 6, with 11 casks shooks, 7 cases galranised irou, 70 bars iron, 2000 stares, 1 ...