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THE MARKETS. RATES OF LABOR IN BRISBANE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
THE MARKETS. RATES OF LABOR IN BRISBANE. Cooks £24 to £30 Bush Can>enteri £81 to Housemaid*, £'20 to £26 sn to Nurses, £15 to £26 Butcher*, £50 to £55 Laundrcoses, £20 to £26 Buken, t X to £50 General servant*, £18 to Stockmen. £*> to £55 £30 Bullockdriveni, £«5 to £70 Xurseghis. £sto £12 Ditto, for ovcrlandlng, £48 Married Couples (accord- to£t*» in« to distance), £50 to Ditto, for farms, £10 to £65 i-'iii) V*>rul men, £30 to £*t riousbmcn, £3C to £ W Cook*, lucii, £35 to £60 (■'ardenen, £10 t&lt;> L'«i Tradesuieu, 9s to 12a par Milkmen. £10 to £50 day Shepherds (accordiug to Navvies, 7» to 9s per day distance), £25 to£3o Laborers, U« to 7a per innkeeper* (uwordiug to day. distance), £*Jto £31 With the exception of femalo servants, men for stations in the interior, shepherds, and for the railways, the demand for labor is dull at th« present time. Rations are encluded with all the yearly rates.
WIND AND WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
WIND AND WEATHER. (Taken at Brisbane— above sea level, 70 feet.) Tabue showing Rai.nkaul dining the Month of May, from 1860 to 1805. inclusive: Number of Days in ( which Rain fell... 4 Fall of Rain, by in- ches 0-12 ■IME ASD QUAXTITY. 1860. 1861. 1862.' 1863. 0 0 9 i-87 221 -*2 1864. 1863 i 15 -1 2-W (V21
Impoundings. (From this day's Government Gazette.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
Impoundings. (From this day's Government Gazette.) Impounded at dermont, from Wolfang, on 21st April, 1866, by Messrs. Milson De Satge and Co. Damages, Is. per head; driving. 6s. Bd. per head : —1 bay horse, BH near shoulder, white strip, tip off near ear, blind off eye, hind feet white; 1 chesnut mare, blotched brand near shoulder, RY ucar thigh, hind feet white; 1 ehesiiut filly foal, unbranded, hind feet white ; 1 chegnut mare, MN near shoulder, long switch tail, small speck on forehead; 1 bay filly, over H near shoulder; 1 cheenut filly, H oil" shoulder, bald face; 1 chesnut mare, JL con- I joined near shoulder, silver mane and tail, star and blaze on face ; 1 ihesnut filly foal, unbranded, white face, 6ix months old ; 1 grey mare, aged, tip off the oil'oar, long tail, c near shoulder ; 1 bay colt foal, un branded, star on forehead, hind feet white ; 1 brown mare, JM near shoulder, near hind foot whit* ; 1 bay colt, H off shouldor, star and snip on face ; 1 black filly, II near ...
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
DEPARTURES. May 15.—Leichhardt, A.S.N. Co.'s s., 273 tons, Captain W. Smith, for Maryborough, Gladstone, and Rockhampton. Passengers: Miss Gill, Mrs. Pigott, Miss Pigott, Mrs. Car- nngton and child, Mrs. J. Bobinson, Miss Bobinson, Miss Tookey, Captain Croker, Me^rs. B. F^ Kennedy, J. Chapman, J. Thompson, and a about 30 in the steerage. May 17.—Yarra Yarra, A.S.N. Co.'s s., 350 tons, Captain H. Page, for Sydney. Passengers : Mr. and Mrs. Hawthorne, Mr. and Mrs. Sjkes, and about 20 in the steerage.
MARYBOROUGH. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
MARYBOROUGH. ARRIVALS. ,lfaj 16.—Williams, s., from Bookhampton, viA (Hadatooo. May 16. Queemland, «., ham Bockhamp ton ; Xeiuhbordt, s.. from Briabani-. DIPABTUBX3. &lt; Vaj 16. —Williams, ■ for Brisbane. Kay 17.—Queansland, s., for Brisbane, at 10 aj&.
USEFUL RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
USEFUL RECIPES. BROWN BREAD ROLLS.—Three pounds of wheat meal, half an ounce of bicarbonate of soda, half an ounce of muriatic acid, to be well worked up together with two pints of water. Fob cuAvnte Tiv Coma.—Boil some rotten stone and a small quantity of whiting in tome tweet oil till it acquires the consistency of cream. When cold it is ready for cleaning with. Chrsb Fuddixo. —To half a pound of grated cheese, add four eggs well beaten, two gills of rich milk and a little salt; mix well together and bake in a buttered dish. Gtatoinn> Bios Puddihg.—Mix three Urge spoonfuls of ground rice in a little cold milk ; stir it into a quart of boiling milk | let it boil about fifteen minutes, stirring all the while. When cold, add four eggs, a little lemon : sugar to the taste, and bake it one hour. Line the dish with past, or not. Fig Puddikg.—Three quarters of a pound of grated bread, half a pound of figs, six ounces of moist sugar, a teacupful of milk, and a little nutmeg. The figs m...
Scientific and Statistical. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
Scientific and Statistical. Relattte Stbektoth of liquors.—Dr. Jones, physician of Be. George's Hospital, stated some time since,in alecture, that thediflerentferruented liquids which he had examined might, with reference to their strength or stimulating power, be arranged as follows: Cider, 100; porter, 109; stout, 133 ; ale, 141; Moselle, 158; claret, 166; Burgundy, 191; hock, 191; Champagne, 241 ; Madeira, 325; Marsala, 341; port, 358; sherry, 358; Genera, 811; brandy, 986; rum, 1,243. Thus, ten glasses of eider or porter, six glasses of claret, five of Burgundy, four of Champagne, three of sherry, Ac., are equivalent to one glass of brandy, or three quarters of a glass of rum. It mast be borne in mind, however, that very little of the so-called brandy is pure. — TJte Scientific Review. Peach Cidm.—The latest new industry (re marks the Border Pott) is the manufacture of peach cider, which had been commenced by some ot the vine-growers at Albury. Peaches latterly have been so abun...
Odds and Ends. LINES WRITTEN ON THE DEATH OF MY MOTHER BY A FRIEND. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
Odds and Ends. LINES WRITTEN ON THE DEATH OF MY MOTHER BY A FRIEND. R.B.O. Hockney, September 6, 1865. FAREWELL dear friend—my aching heart Must say farewell, tho' 10th to part still would I linger by thy bed, And tears of silent, deepest sorrow shed! It must not be -Jiist ouc look more, Before we close th« chamber door. How pale, how still, how altered now, That Buuii.v look, that smuttd brow; And yet a lovely smile I trace, Upon that calm angelic face. Xo more thy lanuhluf? bright blue eye, Shall greet thy friend*—no more tlijr sigh Of sympathy Khali sooth the breast Of sorrow into holy rest. Xo more ? I err in talking so '. Methlnks to mitigate our woe Tuy loving heart may hare the power • To help us in thU trying hour! To meet us in the pious prayer, To point to Heaven and guide us there. Thus let us hope, and thus aspire. To raise our drooping spirits higher. Cast selfl.h feelings all aside, And thiulc or thee—as glorified. And ut the but, our souls set free, MuUljoin thee In e...
ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY OF QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY OF QUEENSLAND. A MEETING of the Acclimatisation Society was held on Monday, at noon, at which the fol-&lt;*> lowing members were present; —The Hon. Col. O'Connell, M.L.C. (in the chair), the Hon. G. Eliott, M.L.A., Mr. Herbert, M.L.A., and the ReT. J. Moflatt, and Mr. L. A. Bernays (Hon. Secretary. DONATIONS. The Hoy. Sxcbbtaby announced the receipt I of the following donations :—A pair of rosella i parrots, from Mr. Waller; a pair of bantams, j from Mrs. £. W. Lamb ; and some manure, from Mr. Edmondstone. NEW MEMBERS. The following new members hare joined since the lost meeting:—Mr. J. F. L. Jetter, of Ipswich; Mr. Hugh Robison, of Kaliungal; Mrs. F. N. Isaacs, Gowrie, Darling Downs; the Hon. D. F. Roberts, M.L.C.; Mr. Buchanan, of Chinchilla ; the latter having entered as a life member. THE SUPERINTENDENT'S BEPOBT. The Hon. Secretary laid on the table the following report from the Superintendent of the Acclimatisation Society's Grounds, at Bowen ...
BRISBANE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
BRISBANE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. THE usual fortnightly meeting of the Muni-&lt;*> cipal Council was held on Monday afternoon. There were present: His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Hockings, Jeays, Collins, Petrie, DurieU, Thompson, Donivan, Darragh, Dickins, and Edmondstone. The minute* of the last meeting were read and confirmed. COBSSSrOXDENCE. The following letters had beeu despatched daring the post fortnight:—(l.) From the Town Clerk to Mr. Arthur C. Robinson, stating that bis claim for payment for the South Ward had been under the consideration of the com mittee, and that the latter were of opinion that it could not be sustained, the Amended Munici palities \ct not providing for the payment of the elected officers of the Coun cil. (2.) From the Town Clerk to Mr. J. Spence, intimating that liis offer to assess the West Ward had been ac cepted. (3.) From the Mayor to the Manager of the Bank of Queensland, as follows: —" Sir, —The Finance Committee, in their deliberation yest...
Queensland Parliament. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WEDNESDAY, MAY 16. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
Queensland Parliament. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WEDNESDAY, MAY 16. AFTER the transaction of some formal busi-&lt;*> ness, Mr. W. WOOD presented petitions signed by certain carcass butchers of Brisbane, also of Dray ton aud Toowoomba, against the Animals Slaughtering BilL The Postmaster-Gkxeral laid on the table of the House a report respecting the postal service for the year 1865, and also a return of all moneys paid for land resumed under the Railway Act. Mr. W. Wood moved the adjournment of the House for the purpose of asking why cer tain papers furnished to the Legislative Assembly were not supplied to the members of the Council ? The Posi master-General replied, and af forded the hon. member the necessary informa tion. The subject was then allowed to drop. On the motion of the Postmaster-General the Felons Apprehension Bill was read a first time. The second reading of the Animals Slaughter ing Bill was rejected after a short debate by a majority of eight against two. The C...
WATER POLICE COURT, BRISBANE TUESDAY, MAY 15. BEFORE the Water Police Magistrate. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
WATER POLICE COURT, BRISBANE TUESDAY, MAY 15. BEFORE the Water Police Magistrate. BEFORE the Police Magistrate. BROACHING CARGO.-Four seamen of the Osbourne House, British ship, were charged with broaching cargo on board that vessel. They were remanded until the 18th instant. Thursday, May 17. Befobx the Water Police Magistrate. Henry Brown v. William Lowe.—The plain tiff, a seaman on board the British ship Osbourne House, charged tho defendant, Captain of that vessel, with assaulting him on the high seas. He stated that, in executing an order, he made a mistake, whereupon the captain struck him with his fist, and also kicked him. The defendant simply denied the charge. He was fined £1 and costs. Friday, May 18. Before the Water Police Magistrate. Embezzling Caego.—Joseph Letto, Wil liam Louttit, Frederick Gilley, and Robert Grimshaw, seamen, were charged with em bezzling cargo on board the British ship Osborne House. Mr. Paul appeared to prosecute.— James Hamilton, Water Police con...
LICENSING MEETING. TUESDAY, MAY 15. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
LICENSING MEETING. TUESDAY, MAY 15. BEFORE the Police Magistrate. The following applications for licenses were granted:— Peter Tickle, Union Hotel, South Brisbane. George Warren, Royal Oak, Spring Hill. Richard Power, Southern Cross, Spring Hill. John C'lune, landlord of the Clare Castle Hotel, George-street, applied for a leave to transfer his license to David Day. The appli cation was refused. Auctioneer's License.—Charles Adrain ap plied for an auctioneer's license, which was granted accordingly.
PETTY DEBTS COURT, BRISBANE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
PETTY DEBTS COURT, BRISBANE. TUESDAY, MAY 15. BEFORE the Police Magistrate and A. Lem-&lt;*> priere, Esq., J.P. The following cases, adjourned from Wednes- day last, were disposed of:— Hillyard v. Mahcr.—l7s., watch Bold. Ver dict for plaintiff. Hcilbron t. Lang.—£l, cash lent. Verdict for plaintiff. Same v. M'Minimi.—£3 10a., rent. Verdict for plaintiff. Hutchins v. Maloue.—£s 2s. 9d, timber sold. No appearance. Struck out. Pollock v. Burridgc.— £2 Os. 31d., im-at sold. No appearance. Struck out. Hutchinson v. Sanderson.—£B 195., promis sory note. Verdict for plaintiff. Molloy v. Buxton.—£9 10s. Gd., work done. Postponed till Tuesday next, on payment of the costs by the defendant.
Pastoral. THE CHEMISTRY OF WOOL. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
Pastoral. THE CHEMISTRY OF WOOL. LECTURE BY PROFESSOR ANDERSON. THE nature of the soluble matters of wool has undergone a further examination within the last few years by two Frenchmen, named Maumene and Rogelet, who hare founded upon it an interesting branch of manafacture pecu liarly worthy of the attention of the farmer, be cause it gives him some indication of what sheep are receiving from the soil. According to their observations, average wool, when washed with water, yields to it 15 per cent, of its weight of yolk, composed of a particular animal acid in union with potash, of which it contains about 33 per cent. According to this calculation, a fleece weighing six pounds must contain about five ounces of potash, which are for ever re moved from the soil, and have hitherto been entirely lost. MM. Maumene^and Rogelet, however, recover this, and their process is in actual operation in some of the great centres of the woollen manufactures of France, and is in all respects a most i...
APPLYING THE RIGHT KIND OF FERTILIZERS TO GRASS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
APPLYING THE RIGHT KIND OF FERTILIZERS TO GRASS. GOOD barnyard manure will always supply the right kind of fertilizers, and in the right proportions, to promote a luxuriant growth of any kind of the cultivated grasses. It will supply sihoa, without which tall grass could not maintain an erect position during driving storms of rain, when furious winds sway it back and forth like waves of the sea. Grass needs an external coating of sQicia to give the stems suitable stiffness, about as much as »nim%l« need bones to enable them to stand and walk. Be sides silica, chemists tell us— "The grasses contain phosphoric add, sul phuric acid, carbonic acid, lime, magnesia, per oxvd of iron, potash, soda, chloride of potassium, chloride of sodium, carbon, and nitrogen. Now we may supply any amount we please of any two or three of these ingredients, without im proving the grass; nay, we may provide abund ance of them all, but so long as the soil is deficient in any one of these ingredients, we can...
THE STATE OF AGRICULTURE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
THE STATE OF AGRICULTURE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA. (From the Adelaide Observer, April 28.) FROM the agricultural returns now published by the Government Statist, Mr. J. Boothby, we find that the yield of wheat for the year 1865-6 is even worse than was expected. The average per acre is only 8$ bushels, and the total produce is not more than 3,587,246 bushels, against 4,252,949 last year: thus show ing a decrease of 665,703 bushels. Everywhere, except in the South-east District, the yield has been poor, and it has been very bad iudeed on the plains to the north of Adelaide. The follow ing particulars show the total yield in the various district* during the past two years:— Total of South Australia 4,252,949 3,587,246 The average yield per acre in those districts daring the same year per acre is shown as fol lows:— Total of South Australia 11 0 8 45 Seeing that the total yield is only 3,587,426 bushels, the question is what quantity will be available for exportation. Taking the popula tion ...