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TOOWOOMBA AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
TOOWOOMBA AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) ON a previous occasion I drew attention to the difficulty of obtaining hand, who have had any experience in agricultural matters; sad al-&lt;*> though the number of unemployed hands is said to be numbered by thou sands, yet I have advertised in several papers on three occasions, for a married couple for a dairy farm, and have had but one applica tion, and the parties to this had not the slightest experience, the husband having been a carpenter, and the wife a factory hand. Ploughmen and other agricultural laborers are equally scarce, so that we should be gratified to see the formation of an association which would take a part of Mr. Jordan's duties into their own hands, and supply us with the only class of immigrants which the colony appears to require. There seems to be a large amount of excite ment prevalent a* to how far the present Government will relieve the agricultural com munity by the reform of existin...
MAIZE MEAL—ITS VALUE AS AN ARTICLE OF HUMAN FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
MAIZE MEAL—ITS VALUE AS AN ARTICLE OF HUMAN FOOD. HAD we no experience ourselves concerning its value as an article of diet, the extensive use by the Americans of Indian or maize-meal must have convinced us of the fact. Wheaten floor is much cheaper in that country than with us, because more than sufficient for the entire popu lation is grown there; still, we believe the state ment a correct one, that maize in various forms enters as fully into domestic use as wheat. That similar results have not been arrived at in Australia — that we continue increasing the enormous amounts annually sent out of the country for the purchase of wheaten flour, and submit to the cupidity of speculators, while maize in abundance can be had at home, may partially be owing to the fact that it takes time to get accustomed to the use of the latter. This is, no doubt, true so far; but a greater obstacle to the use of the article arose from the difficulty of obtaining it pure and fresh. Under other i conditio...
HOW FLOWER SCENTS ARE OBTAINED. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
HOW FLOWER SCENTS ARE OBTAINED. The odours of flowers do not, as a general rule, exist in them as a store, or in a gland, but they are developed as an exhalation. While the flower breathes it yields fragrance, but kill the flower, and fragrance ceases. It has not been ascertained when the discovery was made of condensing, as it were, the breath of the flower during life; what we know now is, that if a living flower be placed near to butter, grease, animal fat, or oil, these bodies absorb the odour given off by the blossom, and in turn themselves become fragrant. If we spread unsalted butter upon the inside of two dessert-plates, and then fill one of the plates with gathered fragrant blossoms of clematis, covering them over with the second greased plate, we shall find that after twenty-four hours the grease ha* become frag rant. The blossoms, thongh separated from the parent stem, do not die for some time, but live and exhale odour, which is absorbed by the fat. To remove the odour, ...
The Veterinarian. INFLAMMATION. THIRD ARTICLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
The Veterinarian. INFLAMMATION. THIRD ARTICLE. AMONGST the more common general causes of inflammation is exposure to cold, especially when heated and exhausted. The alternations of tem-&lt;*> perature in this climate are frequently the cause of this disease. The sudden changes are apt seriously to interfere with the healthy balance of the circulation, to drire the blood from the ■kin, and thus cause congestion of interna^ organs; to arrest important secretions,depress vitality, and thus become a fruitful source of such disease* as inflammation of the lungs, bowels, or feet j these and all other causes of inflammation act most rapidly and seriously upon debilitated and badly managed animals, and select in such animals those parts which are weakest. Inflammation established in one part is apt to travel to others, continuous with or resembling it. Thus the inflammation of cold in the head is apt to travel to the bronchial tubes or lungs; inflammation of the pleura spreads to...
THE BEST BEE FLOWERS? [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
THE BEST BEE FLOWERS? SIR: Would any of your correspondents be kind enough to state what flowers their experi-&lt;*> ence has taught them are best for bees? I some time since bought a hive. For the first two or three weeks they did well, the landing-board being crowded of a morning with insects bearing itoref. Latterly they seem quite languid, and as flowers seem scarce in this locality, I fear they are suffering from hunger. My reason for thinking so being that they greedily devoured a quantity of honey to which they found access. A BEE KEEPER. South Brisbane, April 23.
THE FENIANS IN QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
THE FENIANS IN QUEENSLAND. SIR: I am a man of peace, and a leading article in your contemporary the Courier, on Tuesday morning last has thrown me into a dreadful state of wretchedness. Sir, in this article dark and fearful hints concerning the doings of Fenians are thrown out. These have not reference to our beloved mother country —I anticipate next mail will inform us of dreadful slaughter!—but of their drillings and doings in our very midst. I have heard since that peace destroying article appeared, some fearful reports of the progress of Fenianiam in this colony— several of the soldiers at present in Brisbane have been arrested for belonging to Fenian so cieties; and several policeman—one of the latter, whom I took at first for an Englishman, and questioned on the subject, threatened to take me to the watch-house, where of course I should have been silenced! lam told that the murders and suicides lately so rife can all be traced to Fenionism, and that meetings are nightly held a...
News of the Week. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
News of the Week. WE are requested by the secretary of th Brisbane Hospital to acknowledge, with thanks, the receipt of £5 from Dr. Temple, from "A Friend to the Hospital;" £1 from Mr. John Davie; a quantity of German books from J. C. Heussler, Esq.; linen, &.c, from Mrs. Webb; and firewood from B. Oliver, Esq. » Wb are informedjthat the Exhibition Commis. sioners, finding that several intending exhibitors are unablejto produce their exhibits in Brisbane by the time originally fixed upon, viz., from the Ist to the 12th May, have now determined to keep the Brisbane Exhibition open to about the 7th June, and up to that date articles intended to be sent to Melbourne or Paris will be received. Wb clip the following from the Sydney Empire : —The Prince de Conde, now on a visit to this colony, is a member of the Orleans branch of the Bourbon family—being the eldest son of the Due d'Aumale, and grandson of the late King Louis Philippe. When the Orleans family fled to England, at th...
WIND AND WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
WIND AND WEATHER. State of Wimd and Weather throughout the Colony: [BT SUOTBIO TnJMBATH.3 Friday, April 20.— 9 a.m. ; Lytton, E. and showery; Cleveland, E., moderate and showery; Dunwich, E., light and showery; Pilot Station, E. and showery; Cape Moreton, E. and showery; Ipcwieh, calm ana fine; Oat ton, B.E. and dull; Toowoomba, E.B.E. and cloudy; Dalby, calm and doll; Durah, calm and showery; Hawkwood, S.E. and cloudy ; Gayndah, calm and fine; Golden Fleece, calm and fine; Maryborough, calm and fine; Banana, E. and fine; Itockhampton, S.E. and cloudy; Gladstone, E. and fine; Marlborough, S.E. and raining; B|r Lawrence, calm and raining; Grandcheiter, S.E. and cloudy ; Taroom, E S.E. and cloudy. Saturday, April 21.—9 a.m.: Lytton, E., light and cloudy; Cleveland, E. and cloudy; Dunwich, E. and fine; Pilot Station, N.E. and cloudy; Cape Moreton, N.E. and showery; Ipswich, calm and cloudy; Gatton, calm and dull; Toowoomba, K.E. and cloudy ; Dalby, E. and fine; Duraa, E.N.E. and fine ;...
THE PRICE OF BREAD. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
THE PRICE OF BREAD. Yours, MOTHER OF A FAMILY. Spring Hill, April 27. SIR: Some time since I saw it as a duty de-&lt;*> volving upon me to write to the papers concern-&lt;*> ing an alliance entered into by the butchers of Brisbane to extort an unfair price from the people for their meat. There was a great row, and I got sadly abused for my trouble; the up shot, however was not only a direct fall to the old price in meat, but now we get it cheaper than ever. Monopoly won't work in these times ; public attention has only to be directed to the grievance and competition soon sets in to make things run in their proper channel. I would now draw the attention of your readers to the exorbitant charges inflicted by the bakers at the present time. Flour just now is from £18 to £20 per ton; that is for the best, although we know many of the bakers do not .use that de scription of dour. Baked into brea'l and sold at 6d. for what is said to be a 2 lb. loaf, the baker almost...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
Holloway's Oiktmbxt and Pills.—Rheu matic Pains.—Many thousands of martyrs from rheumatism have found human life but one long disease, and after consulting all the most emi nent medical men in vain, and trying ali sorts of supposed remedies without relief, have grown weary of existence, and have ceased to hope for comfort on this side of the grave, until some lucky accident has called their attention to Holloway'B pills and ointment. These are genuine remedies indeed ! Persons bedridden tor months with rheumatic pains and swellings, after the ointment has been well rubbed into the affected parts, and the blood purified by the •ourte of these pills, liave found themselves restored^in an incredibly short time to perfect health and ease.—[Advt.] Merchandise. THE UNDERSIGNED HAVE FOB SALE— Kartell's and BTennessy's Pale and Dark Brandy, hogsheads and quarter-casks Bum, West India, 30 oj>. Haj and Co.'s Scotch Whisky, in quarter-casks and cases Stewart's Scotch Whisky, in quarter-cask...
LUNATIC ASYLUM REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
LUNATIC ASYLUM REPORT. The following is the report of the state of the Lunatic Asylum, for the week ending April 21, 1866 :— K. Caitsmx, Surgeon Superintendent, i The following is a return showing the classifi cation of persons detained in her Majesty's gaol, at Brisbane, for the week ending April 21:—For trial at Brisbane, 1 male, 1 female; for triul at Maryborough, 8 males; imprisonment, 18 males, 12 females; on remand, 1 female j ' hard labor on the roads, 16 males; hard labor ' in the gaol, 68 males, 3 females ; nonpayment ' of fines, 6 males, 1 female; lunatics, 1 female; j making a total of 118 male, and 18 female*. I n the house at last report lince admitted )i»charged >ied ; .;; [scaped ... temaining M. 81 2 1 1 0 81 J. 31 0 0 0 1 30
INDIAN CORN OR MAIZE MEAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
INDIAN CORN OR MAIZE MEAL. WE have to express our thanks to the cor-&lt;*> respondent (Toowoomba) who has so kindly sent us valuable information on the subject of preparing for use Indian corn or maize meal. Our correspondent will sec that a series of articles on the subject has been commenced in page 11 of the present issue. His contribution has arrived just in time to be embodied in the articles, and will be profited by to the fullest, believing as we do that maize in one form or another constitutes one of the most valuable products of the colony.
Correspondence. BROMUS SCHRADERI. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
Correspondence. BROMUS SCHRADERI. SIR: In the last number of the Gardeners' Chronicle I find the above advertised as a valu-&lt;*> able new forage grass, under the name of "New Zealand Prairie Grass. "Knowing the value of the South American prairie grass, I should be glad to learn if the former is in any way su perior to it, and if it is obtainable in this colony, as I should like to try them side by side. This being the proper season for sowing grosses, I shall feel obliged for any information you may possess on the subject.—Yours obediently, GRAZIER.
WHAT BROUGHT THE RAIN? [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
WHAT BROUGHT THE RAIN? SIR: I am employed with a number of young men, amongst whom much discussion has taken place concerning the late day of humiliation and its results. Some avow their belief that the rain was sent us by a direct interposition of Providence, more or less in answer to the humble solicitations of those who prostrated themselves before Him on the day in question. Others ignore and scoff at this belief, and main tain that the rain came through perfectly natural causes. Would you or any of your readers give an opinion as to which party is right, or in some way direct our minds to a proper understanding of this matter ? J.S. [We frankly confess our inability to set these latter what we must consider foolish young men right. The sympathies of all right-thinking persons must go with those who put their faith in the Giver of all Good. The opposition pro bably springs from mere braggadocio. One had only to look at the dumb animals perishing for a drink of water a week or tw...
THE DROUGHT AND APPLE TREES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
THE DROUGHT AND APPLE TREES. SIR: It is generally known that the unusually dry season we have experienced has not proved prejudicial to the grape crop; but on the con-&lt;*> trary, the vintage has been abundant and good. Persons taking an interest in the acclimatisa tion of the apple, will be glad to learn that these trees do not appear to have suffered in the least from the drought. The growth has been uni form throughout the season, strong and healthy, and the foliage full. The indications of fruit fulness ore all that could be desired, and pro mise a continuance of the satisfactory returns of the last year. Among fruit trees, the apple and the tamarind were conspicuous as being unaf fected by the drought in my plantation.—Your obedient servant, A. J. HOCKINGS.
SALE OF CROWN LANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
SALE OF CROWN LANDS. MR. A. MARTIN held the second land sale of this month, at the City Auction Mart, on Wed-&lt;*> nesday. There was a good attendance, and the biddings came freely, and many of the lots reolised a large advance on the upset price. One lot in South Brisbane, only 36 perches in area, realised £106, or at the rate of £400 per acre. In all, 39 lots were offered, of which 29 are situated in South Brisbane within the city boundary, and the remaining ten lots are classed as ''special," as they are situated in North Brisbane, and are sold under the Parliamentary Buildings Act of 1864. The whole of the South .Brisbane land, with the exception of seven lots, was sold, and realised a sum of £799. "Only four of the "special" lots were sold, but they brought £312. The total result of the •ale was £1111. We append the details:— City Lots, in the county of Stanley, parish of South Brisbane, situated in the City of Brisbane. Upset price, £100 per acre. Special lots, in ...
Country Intelligence. BALD HILLS AND PINE RIVER. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) April 27. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
Country Intelligence. BALD HILLS AND PINE RIVER. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) April 27. SINCE I last had the pleasure of dropping you a communication, thing, with us have been jogging along much in the old way. The road from Kedron Brook is now cleared, and the stuff all burnt off. If a little was done by way of making some of the deep melon holes pass able with a load, we would really hare a good road. For what has been done, however, we feel thankful, knowing that all the roads in the colony cannot be put to rights at once ; and trusting that when opportunity offers the sur veyors will give a look over oar wants. We were all very happy to see you had stirred up the maize question ; and particularly happy at the results—viz., the introduction by Mr. Groom, in the Assembly, of a measure to define a bushel as weighing 60 lbs. I trust he will stick to it until the measure becomes law. Some dealers, as your correspondent H., are honest, and deal fairly with those who do busi ness with...
THE SHETLAND IMMIGRANTS TO QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
THE SHETLAND IMMIGRANTS TO QUEENSLAND. THE following correspondence was addressed to the editor of the Northern Ensign :— "Lerwick, Jan. 22,1866. "Dear Sir, —As the preliminary correspon- dence respecting the Shetland emigrants to Queensland appeared in your columns, I shall esteem it a favor if you will kindly insert the enclosed correspondence, which will ex plain itself, and which contains the most recent news from Queensland. —I am, dear Sir, yours faithfully, ' A. Laubknsox. " Gas Company's Offices, Petrie's Bight, "Brisbane, Queensland, Nov. 18, 1865. 11 Sir, —For the satisfaction of the friends of the young women who have just arrived here from the Shetland Isles per the Samarang, I have the pleasure to inform you they have all arrived in excellent health and spirits, having also the very favorable report of the ship's matron as to their conduct during the passage. The Caledonian Association here have taken up their case, and every effort has been used to pro cure them situat...
GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. THE following items are taken from the Government Gazette of Saturday, April 21:— THE WAR IN CHILI. —Despatches have been received by his Excellency the Governor from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, to the effect that no Chilian or Spanish armed vessel be allowed to take their prizes into British waters. Appointments.-—Charles Lillejr, Esq, to be one of her Majesty's Counsel, with precedence next to and after the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General for the time being; the Let ters Patent bear date December 27, 1865.—The undermentioned persons have been appointed to act as Assessors for the municipality of Bris bane : —James Spence, Esq., for East Ward ; John Hall, Esq , for North Ward; J. H. Smith, Ksq., for Valley Ward ; and Henry Hockings, Esq., for Kangaroo Point Ward.—Mr. Charles No'an to the office of Alderman for the munici pality of Dalby.—Mr. John Keane, to be a Clerk of the fourth class in the Department of the Crown Solicitor, vice Mr....
THE SISTERS OF MERCY. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 28 April 1866
THE SISTERS OF MERCY. A MEETING of the Roman Catholic commu-&lt;*> nity was held on Sunday (after last Mass) in St. Stephen's school-room, to consider the best meant of providing for the liquidation of the purchase money of the metropolitan residence of the Sitters of Mercy. The residence is now known as "All Hallows Convent,'comprising the house and grounds formerly occupied by the Hon. Dr. Fu'lerton, on Duncan's Hill, between Ann-street ami the river. There was a good assemblage of the Briobaue Catholic congregations, and the proceedings were marked by the utmost harmony of feeling and action. The Bight Rev. Dr. Quinn, Bishop of the diocese, presided. Addresses were delivered by the several gentlemen present in furtherance of the object of the meeting ; but the accompanying report, presented by the provisional committee that originated this movement, and the reso lutions, which were adopted unanimously, will best explain the course of action to bo pursued for the accomp...