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IPSWICH. (From the Queensland Times, May 12.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
IPSWICH. (From the Queensland Times, May 12.) (From Queensland Times, May 12.) A splendid find of coal hat been made at North Ipswich, on Sandy Creek, opposite the mine of Mr. Davis, of which we gave an account some time since. Both in quantity and quality this discovery far exceeds all previous ones, i The proprietor, Allan Fald», an old Scotch miner, having obtained a three years' lease of 20 acres of land, commenced sinking two shafts. One of these is 17 feet down, and, the mineral has not yet been struck ; but, in the other shaft, coal was come upon at a depth of seven feet, and a further depth of thirteen feet has been | worked without reaching the bottom of the : seam: the actual thickness, therefore, remains yet to be ascertained. Nothing like this have 1 ever been found in the colony before, and the fortunate lessee may consider his fortune made. He has only yet sent a small quantity into town for consumption, but all who hare tried the coal say it is by far the best ever du...
TOOWOOMBA. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
TOOWOOMBA. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) ANOTHER week of splendid growing weather; precisely of that mild, genial type which characterises a "lucky seed time." We had a succession of steady rains extending over the first three or four days of its early part, becom ing less frequent and more partial on Monday »n-l Tuesday ; but now we have every prospect of ft still further eontiuuation, and we trust that the permanent foundation of an abundant har vest has been established for the present year ; the young wheat and oats are looking as luxu riant and healthy as the most sanguine could wish, and they stand out in tln»ir bright green rigor in beautiful contrast to the surging mass of huge old guui trees, which all too long have kept their watch over the foreat lands of the colony. It is a- matter of satisfaction to see our old resident, the bluff representative of the Western Downs, holding on to what he considers the best interests of the peoj 1) and the colony, in opposition to those...
DALBY. (From the Dalby Herald of May 10.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
DALBY. (From the Dalby Herald of May 10.) (From the Dalby Herald of May 10.) WE have seen an excellent sample of cotton grown in the garden of Mr. Woodland, of Drayton-street. The variety is represented to be Sea Island, and the sample we saw had grown without any attention having been be stowed upon it. The great number of the pods upon tho plants induced Mr. Wo>dlaud to gather a small quantity and got it cloaned, with a view of learning its commercial value.— Dalby Herald. During the past fortnight about 30,000 sheep have passed near the township on their way up country. A considerable number arc intended to stock the Talavera station, tho property of Mr. Tooth. 1,200 head of cattle also pissed, en route for a station near Port Mackay, about 300 miles north of Rockhampton. They are in charge of Mr. Cook, aud from New England, Now South Wales. Two hundred fat sheep are reported to have been sold by Mr. Holmes to the butchers in the town. *
IRISH BELIEF FUND. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
IRISH BELIEF FUND. A PUBLIC meeting was held on Tuesday at Mr. Daly's Labor Bazaar, George-street, for the purpose of considering the best steps to be taken to raise a fund in aid of the families of the Irish State Prisoners. About thirty people were present. Mr. J. Hanoin was in the choir, and opened the proceedings by reading the following address : — "Gentlemen, —In explaining the object of convening this meeting, it is to be perfectly understood that we repudiate any idea of raising discord and division among any of the com munity with whom we live, by doing anything contrary to the laws of this country. Our desire is one simply of a charitable nature. Knowing • that at this moment numbers of unoffending 1 and innocent families in Ireland are suffering t want and hardship by being deprived of their husbands, brothers, and fathers, on political grounds, we feel it incumbent on us a* Irish men, who sympathise and feel warmly on the many grievances under which they suffer, and to s...
RAILWAY MEETING AT ROCKHAMPTON. (Abridged from the N. Argus, May 3.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
RAILWAY MEETING AT ROCKHAMPTON. (Abridged from the N. Argus, May 3.) DESPITE the heavy downpour which set in last night, a very strong muster of the townspeople responded to the invitation of the Mayor to consider the action taken by the Government with reference to our railway extension- After the Major had briefly explained the object of the meeting, ho called upon— Mr. Howard St. George, who moved the first resolution: —"That the inhabitants of Rock hamptou and the Northern portion of Queens land having seen the official statement of the Minister for Lands and Works to the effect that it was the intention of the Queensland Execu tive to terminate the Northern Railway at West wood, view this decision as a violation of a dis tinct official promise made by that Minister in presence of the Governor of this Colony, when enunciating at Rockliampton the future policy of the Government with regard to the Great Northern Railway." He thought there would be no dissentient voice heard agains...
Country Intelligence. OXLEY CREEK. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) May 18. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
Country Intelligence. OXLEY CREEK. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) May 18. I READ with great interest the statement of expenses and returns in the cultivation of cotton furnished by Messrs. Sahl and Co. to the Queensland Times, and republished in the Queensiander of Saturday last. Whatever may be the opinion entertained resecting the ulti mate success of this crop when the cotton mar ket regains its normal condition, there cannot be the sha.low of a doubt—taking the state ments contained in that article to be correct— that the return per acre is much greater than the best cultivated farms in this district could show from the ordinarily grown crops—maize, potatoes and cats; while in the cultivation of these crops tin- outlay for labor certainly ex ceeds the sura si-t down by Messrs. Sahl and Co., viz., £10 per acre. The ordinary return from maize may be esti mated at about 50 bushels at 45., or £10 per acre, with the a'lvantajje of allowing, perhaps, one half the land under to be cropp...
THE LOGAN. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) May 17. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
THE LOGAN. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) May 17. THE Logan Races are to come off on the 1st June, on the same ground (on Quinyeh Flats) as the first races, last Christmas. The particu-&lt;*> lars and conditions you will have in an adver- tisement, for the information of all those inte rested. No doubt, there will be a little different management on this occasion from what there was before. The weather is now almost everything that could be desired, frequent thowers having fal len, and a warmer atmosphere. Of course, the weight of rain hitherto hat not added one drop, as it were, to the empty water-holes, but suffi cient for ordinary purposes cdh be caught from buildings, &c. The weight of a bushel of maize, I see, finds a great variety of opinions, but I doubt if one regular scheme of any standard could be found as convenient, and as near the mark of what U a bushel, as the standard of 561b5., introduced in the bill before the House by Mr. Groom. This weight agree...
GOONDIWINDI. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONENT.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
GOONDIWINDI. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONENT.) THE weather is threatening rain: with what rejoicings shall we welcome it? I need not carry you along with me in a mournful detail of all the evils attendant upon so lengthened a drought at we arc now experiencing, nor par* ticulurise instance* of suffering, loss, and death amoug and around us; and even if rain were to come, it is believed the change would be more detrimental to stock than continued drought, but this wi- are prepared to bear, ouly let it rain. A great many flocks of sheep arc oontinually demanding the services of the inspectors at our crossing j and there is one thing in con nection with these services which, in the opinion of all sensible men, demands instant reform, und it is this: About to cross a flock of sheep, the owner or drover finds that ho in required to notify the same to Mr. Ridley, the New South Wales Inspector, and also to Mr. My lea, the Inspector for this colony. Mr. Eidley lives at Warialda, 100 miles from t...
MARYBOROUGH. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
MARYBOROUGH. OUR files per Williams are to tho 16th in-&lt;*> stant. The Chronicle of that date, says:—In an article which appeared in this journal of the Zath ultimo, wo animadverted on the circum stance that the English mail had been sent to Sockhampton by the Platypus direct on the 20th April, whilst the Maryborough and Glad stone portions were detained four days, viz., until the 24th. It so happened that the Platy- Eus did not leave Moreton Bay until the 24th, y reason of etrees of weather, so that wo ob tained our letters as early, or perhape earlier than wo should have dono if they had been sent by her; but that does not clear the postal de partment, who did not intend us to have had the mail so early as we might have done. The member for Wide Bay we know makes it his •pecial business to see the English mail for the north is not detained longer than needs be ; but seeing, ou this occasion, the Platypus announced to sail to the Northern Ports with the English mail, h...
GAYNDAH. (From the Burnett Argus, May 12.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
GAYNDAH. (From the Burnett Argus, May 12.) (From the Burnett Argus, May 12.) TUESDAY, May the 8th, being the second Tuesday in the month, was a day on which a Special Court of Petty Session should have sat for the purpose of granting licenses, &c., but owing to the paucity of attendance on the patt of magistrates, there was not any sitting, and the court was adjourned until Tuesday next. One gentleman, who is a J.P., could not sit, being an interested party; another was absent, so wo had only two justices to take the bench when there should have been three. Of course, had the Police Magistrate been in town there would not have been any difficulty, but that gentleman is absent, somewhere. The darkies have in some measure taken to industrial pursuits. We saw a number of them with nets, Ac, proceeding to the river one day this week for the purpose—as it appeared to us —of fishing. We understand tho present time to be a good one to go in search of the finny tfibes of our river, ...
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. THE following are extracts from a letter written by a resident of Perth on March 26, and addressed to a gentleman in Adelaide:— "A very interesting despatch from Mr. Sholl, : the Resident at Tien-Tsin Bay, appears in the ' Perth Gazette of March 23. * The news is very ' favorable. They have had heavy rains, the stock is in splendid order, and the people in i good spirits; grass growing and rivers running. ! I have little doubt that tliat portion of Aus ] tralia will become the seat of a large and : thriving community before long, as well for the | growth of tropical productions as for pastoral 1 purposes. The overland journey of Mr. Cowle and his party from Roebuck Bay to the De Gray '■ River proves the non-existence of any river : between the latter and the Fitzroy,* which empties itself into King's Sound, and is there | fore the main drain of all the north-western in • terior. The country passed over by Cowle he | describes as almost all good pastoral, and con s...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
NEW ZEALAND. WE (Empire) take the following from our Auckland papers to May 1st, received per Prince Alfred:— TUB OOVEBNOB AT HAMILTON. We have received intelligence from Hamilton that the Governor had arrived there, where he was waitiug for Thompson. Tho rebels at Kawhiu refused to meet the Governor, so that hi* mission to that quarter has been unsuccess ful. Captain Young, of the schooner Neva, who arrived here on Thursday from the islands, re ports that a terrific hurricane swept over tho island of Rorotonga on the 2fiih March hut, spreading destruction and desoltttion almost throughout the entire locality. Tho devasta ting ettects of the tornado weiv painfully ap parent at the time the Nova called theiw* The ohm-act eristic verdancy of th • isliuul was des troyed: the ornngo trees hn&lt;l hern not only despoiled of their fruit but »hiellv torn up by the roots, and large timbered trees had been snapped short oil'; ulmoot the entirr island, which had been a fruitful field,...
Intercolonial Intelligent NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
Intercolonial Intelligent NEW SOUTH WALES. BY the Yarra Yarra, which arrived on Wed-&lt;*> nesday, we have received files from Sydney to May 12. The Empire of that date publishes the fol- lowing copy of the letter *ent by J. Murphy, Esq., J.P., in reply to his Excellency Sir ; Charles Darling's letter of the same date :— " Sydney, May 10. 1866. Sir,—ln acknowledg ing the receipt of your Excellency's letter of this day's date, in which your Excellency ex presses a desire that the public meeting in tended to have been held to-morrow evening, at the Masonic Hall, for the purpose of agreeing to an address for presentation to your Excel lency should not take place, I am desired by the committee to express to your Excellency their regret at the conclusion your Excel lency has arrived at. The committee, how ever, feel that your Excellency's wishes should be complied with, and notwith- ( standing that all arrangements had been made, I have to inform your Excellency that i the int...
TOTAL LOSS OF THE URARA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
TOTAL LOSS OF THE URARA. WE quote from an "Extraordinary" of the Clarence and Rickmond Examiner, of the 4th instant, the following particulars of the loss of the Urara, steamer. That journal says:— On Thursday morning, shortly before 6 o'clock, • boat, in charge of the second officer of the steamship Urara, arrived at Grafton with the mails and sad intelligence that the O. and RRiLN. Company's steamer Urara, in entering the Heads, at 3 p.m. the previous day, had struck on the south reef, and was a total wreck; but that the vessel, although stranded on the reef, was out of deep water, her after hold being dry, and that there was some hope of saving a portion of her cargo. On the receipt of the news at Grafton, Mr. Edward Creer, the local manager of the com pany, immediately got up steam on board the Uloom, and in less than an hour was on his way to the scene of the wreck, at the Clarence Heads —a distance of fifty miles —leaving instructions for the Ulmarra to follow as quickly as po...
Extracts from the Papers. FREE SELECTION. (From the Courier.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
Extracts from the Papers. FREE SELECTION. (From the Courier.) WE have already alluded to the progress report of the Select Committee appointed by the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales to consider the present state of that colony, but we have not done so with that j particularity which it deserves. We have now read the evidence in detail, and pro- i pose to give a digest of that portion of it ! which heart upon free selection. AYe have : said that we are not advocates of free | selection in its unrestricted form before ! survey. Free selection, as it exists in New South AVales, is this :—That land can be taken up before survey on the i deposit of five shillings per acre, j tsredit boing given for the balance i namely fifteen shillings per a ore ; and the i selector has the use of a certain quantity of grazing land adjoining, so long as it may not be required by any other selector. At present but few witnesses have been ex amined by the committee; and the majority of those are g...
The Farm & the Garden. AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL SOCIETIES' SHOWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
The Farm & the Garden. AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL SOCIETIES' SHOWS. INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION.—The Commissioners have arranged for an exhibition of the productions of Queensland, to take place in Brisbane. Specimens will be received from the 15th of May to the 7th of Jane, between which dates the exhibition will remain open. CATMD.VII A3D BCRRETT DISTRICT FATHER'S CLPB.— Show, at Garnd&h, on Wednesday, June 6. Queensland Pantobal Society.—The Beeond Annual Exhibition of tlila Society will be held at Springsure, on Wedncsrtny, the 20th day of June. Eoyal Aiitticri.TL-BAL Societt.—Annual Exhibition to take l'lHce at Warwick, on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20 and 27. QtrEK.WLA.VD HoSTICILTURAL AND AGRICULTURAL BO cietv.—Next show to be held in Brisbane on the third Wednesday and Thursday of July. O" The secretaries of Societies will oblige by notifying us cf the dates of their next show.
LOSS OF THE SIR GEORGE GREY. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
LOSS OF THE SIR GEORGE GREY. CAPTAIN Sherlock and the chief officer of the barque Sir George Grey, of this port, which was totally wrecked near Cockburn Island in Febru-&lt;*> ary last, arrived as passengers on board the ■chopper Hera, from Tahiti, on Thursday. We are therefore put in possession of additional par ticular* respecting the loss of this fine vessel, which was caused, not in consequence of any bad weather or carelessness on the part of those on board, but because the island on which she struck was erroneously indicated on the chart. The Sir George Grey made an excellent run of 24 days from this port to Valparaiso, with fine weather, and loaded 15,000 bags (775 tons) of flour before leaving. At the time of her loss she was one month out, and it was calculated that in less than three weeks from that time she would hare been safe in this harbor after a ■pkndid run. The greatest pains had been taken in the stowage of her cargo, which must hare turned out in excell...
ITALY. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 19 May 1866
ITALY. The Parliament have annulled the elec-&lt;*> tion of Mazzini. The position of the Ministry is very precarious. The Government have proposed to close the alliance with Prussia, and to send a fleet to the Baltic to assist the latter.