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The Seamen's Catechism. (SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF THE MARINE BOABD.) [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

The Seamen's Catechism. (SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOB THE USB OF THB MARINE BOABD.) Q.-How long does a ship remain "in stays"? A.-Don't know; but should say the stays are un laced at night. Q.-What part of a ship is the " waist"? A.-Somewhere about the place where the stays go round. Q.-Where is the " main-yard " ? A.-Ai place in the centre for the sailors to play in. Q.-How do sailors amuse themselves in the "main yard"? A.-Pegging the " fore-top." Q.-When is a vessel said to be "on a reach" ? A.-When the crew are all sea-sick. Q.-What is the " spanker-boom " P A.-The noise produced when the cabin bey is W*""T" ft UuiU lo u> UvttU'"Jlgul r A.-Food for the cat. Q.-Where are a ship's " whisked " ? A.-On the " cat-head," 1 suppose. is a " dead-light" ? Q.-What is the " bow port" F A.-An inferior wine drunk by sailors. Q,.-What is a " pump-rake " ? A.-A sailor who, though rakish in other respects, is a confirmed Billy Brookesite. Q.-Where is the " main-sheet VP / A.--Under the captain's b...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Milner Stephen. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

- Milner Stephen. i MILNER STEPHEN'S private practice is already very extensive. His place at Longreach is crowded morning, noon, and night, and, as he charges two guineas first time, one guinea second, and half-a guinea third time, you may bet your bottom dollar he's coining money-and don't you forget that. He gave a second public exhibition in the Town Hall on Wednesday. It was so crowded as to be come a disgraceful sight. Milner Stephen called for twelve able-bodied men to clear the platform. Some five or six able-bodied " things " were found willing to shove " the main, the halt, and the blind" about. It required a mongrel's cowardice to do that which these " men"?(save the mark !) did. Milner Stephen was responsible for all the confusion. He may urge that, as his " show " was free, he was under no obli gation to pay men to keep order and to carry out convenient arrangements. I maintain that he was under this obligation. If he cui;ed people privately gratis, it would be a pure a...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
A Warble from the Barcoo. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

1 Warble from the Barcoo. Two Champions went stumping1 out into the. West, : Of the votes of the Mitchell electors in quest. John Govett the one, owning thousands of sheep* Who vowed by his gods that MB seat he would keep. The other from Brisbane had come a long journey, His name Paterson, his trade an attorney. In the growing of sheep he was not quite " au fa%" Though he'd hung plenty up on a hook in his day. This latter arrived at a Station one night, {Political fever was then at its height). At the shed, wilh one finger just stuck in his vest, He stood on a stump and the shearers addressed.. He blarneyed right well, and informed them that he To Bail ways with Land grants would never agree. In time as the Land flowed with sugar and honey, He could borrow some sixty odd millions of money. He'd had training in commerce, and was quite alive, To the fact that but four beans would never count five. And that he was awake, while poor John Qovett slept, And a Scotchman to boot-and the Sco...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Atrocities on "Fanny." [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

Atrocities on "Fanny." I NOTICE "by a London cablegram that the young and imaginative George Ernest Morrison, who has been commissioned to explore and report upon New Guinea as the special travelling liar of the Melbourne Age, has been causing trouble. George is nothing, if not sensational. Hot only does he write sensationally, but, if we are to believe common (and uncommon) rumor, there is not an action he performs, from blow ing his Young Australian nose, to walking unarmed from the Gulf of Carpentaria to Melbourne, which does not positively reek with blood-curdling sensa tionalism. Late reports credit him with mashing New Guinea belles with the aid of grog, and then having " half an hour's fun" with them. But this cannot be true, because the point on which Ernest came out strongest in his descriptive tarrydiddling was the revolting treatment which he alleged was meted out to Poly nesian women. Unless, indeed, he was merely ex perimentalising, so that he might be able to truth ful...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
THE "SHRINE OF MAMMON." [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

I : : ; ! - TECH "SHRIWB OF BXAMMOST." 1ST Cmii SERVANT (to 2nd ditto): "Well, chappie, and what's your opinion of the political future ?" \ 2ND DITTO : " Don't care two-pence, dear chappie, who's in power so long as my screw is increased !"

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

What the Buyers of the "WHITE" have to say o. No. 38. North Bundaberg, September 8th, 1883. To MESSRS. SHAW FT CO. Dear ,Sirs,-^In reply to yours of the 3rd instant enquiring how my " WHITE 8EWING MACHINE " pleased me. I beg to state that it is quite up to what ib said to be, viz:-Light fanning, easily learned, sim ple and durable in all its parts, and above all reliable in its work. No skipping stitches. Its range of work (ex tending from meil-muslin to strong learner), together with itB attachments 16r producing all and every sort of fancy work, combine in making it a Family Machine par excellence. - Ton make any use of this yon please. I shall recom mend the " WHITB " to my friends. I remain. Dear Sirs, Yours sincerely, ELIZABETH Mttrchie, Per Ivik MUBCHIB. No. 29. , Yaaidilla, 26th October, 1883. MESSRS, A. SBAW & Co., Dear Sirs,-In reference to yonr enquiring re "WHITE SBWING MACHIHB" bought from Messrs. Fullerton, Booke ft Co. some time ago. I beg to inform you that it...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

TO PERSONS REQUIRING BUSINESS SITES. Market and Charlotte Streets. TENDERS will received at this Office, until Noon of MONDAY, 5th November, en suing, for the LEASE for Five and a-half Years as from 1st January, 1884, of the following Sub divisions in the Market Reserve; ft. in. Subdivision No. 10, frontage to Market street 34 4 Subdivision No. 11, frontage to Market street 33 8 Subdivision No. 12, frontage to Market street ... 33 8 Subdivision No. 13, frontage to Market street 33 8 Subdivision No. 13, frontage to Char lotte-street ... ... 53 0 Subdivision No. 14, frontage to Char lotte-street ... 33 0 Subdivision No. 15, frontage to Char lotte-street ... ... 36 8 Tenderers are requested to state for what purpose they require the land. The lessees will he allowed before the expira tion of their leases to remove all buildings erected by them. The lessees will not be allowed to sublet or transfer their leases without the consent in writing of the Council. Plans of the Subdivisions can...

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The Wheels. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

The Wheels. Cycle?-An imaginary period. TJnicycle ?-One Wheel. Spooney-cycle ?-Adolescence. Tuney-cycle ?-An orchestra. Bicycle ?-Two wheels. By-and-bye-cycle ?-Moody and Sankey. Lullaby-cycle ?-A cradle. Tri-cycle P-Three wheels. Cry-cycle P-A perambulator. Dry-cycle P-An old toper. Pry-cycle P-The detective force. Prize-cycle ?-FIGARO. [This is wheel-ly too bad.-ED. i\] ?-: THEY were pile-driving up at Townsville the other day. When the workmen went to dinner, the " monkey " was hoisted up to the top ready for the next drop. While they were at dinner, a wandering blackfellow came mooching around and selected a part of the staging for a " bange," resting his head upon the identical pile which it was the ,f monkey's " business to fall upon. When ic time " was called, the men pile-driving never noticed the nigger, and, kerwhop ! down came the " monkey A yell rang out upon the air, and they then perceived the mischief they had done. The " monkey" was slowly hoisted up by the machinery...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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MR. KENNEDY'S NEW TANDEM. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

MR. KBirNBB'T'S STSIW TAumffiiw SAM GKt ''I don't think much of the cobt Sir !" MB. K.: " Dare say not, Sain, you didn't reeommend him, I wish the shatter was as good. I just put liim in for this turn to please you mind, but he don't suit the trap, there's more fuss than go in him, and I shall give the old horse a turn next trip, he's a bit hard in the mouth, and kicks all round now and again, but he's game, and has lots of go vn him." SAM GL: *'Do you think he'll be safe?" ? MB. K.: " Safe, yes I Why, Sam, I do believe you're afraid of his heels yourself."

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

A* #14% /"WATCHMAKER AND MANUFACTUEING JEWELLER, 97 QUEEN STREET, BRISBANE. LI p? |MJ I < English. Patent Lever Watches, with five years' guarantee (Silver), £5 5s., £6 6s., £7 7s., £8 8s., £10 10s. ??fc"** " 1 (. . Do. , . do. do. do. (Goldl.£15 15a.. *£21.£25.to£85. 1 '? "' ? L \ ? v ? . ' ' ? « CADBURY'S COCOA ESSENCE SagSSSa^ - m » ft A m mm f 97 Queen Street, for First-lass Watches of every description. ET Ikl 13 I Eg m\ m# ? 5S j HJffNBY It. DAVIS, 91 Queen Street, fbr Colonial Gold Wedding Rings and Keepers. II 11 Ift ? Iftift W I \m (.Ladies' Engagement Rings, Diamond Rings, &c" Silver Jewellery of Elegant DefflgnB. - i ? * "fc Vi J*m. \ n v. » TfMTii T A j ETON RY L.DAVIS' Ladies' and Gentlemen's Fine Gold Albert Chains, Rings, Lockets, Sfcnds, See. XJUSfllH .Kjb X JUh MJhimi m JLiSP ( HRNBY LrDAvIS for Ladies' Fine Gold Broodies, Earrings, Bracelets, Necklets, and Lockets.

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Mark this Element. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

Mark this Element. One lesson taught by the late elections is this Without the German vote given solidly, Sam Griffith would have been in a minority in the coming , Parliament. Suppose there had been no German | vote at all, the M'llwraithian Members would have outnumbered the followers of Griffith by two to one. Suppose that the German vote had been equally split, M'llwraith would have had just about the majority that Griffith now enjoys. So we have to face this fact. The German element in our community can be worked at any time so that the British voter (and remember, please, that this is a British Colony) really has no franchise at all. Griffith and his Stagnant following do not re present Englishmen, Irishmen, and Scotchmen. They merely represent Germans. I am not quarrelling with Germans as Germans, remember that. They are useful, estimable colonists. They are as freely entitled to their opinions as I am. But, as I said before/ this is a British colony, and it is an anomaly tha...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
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Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Queensland Figaro "Fear God; Speak evil of none; Stick to the Truth; and never be done." BRISBANE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1883. The Burnett Election Fiasco. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

'' Fear God; Speak evil pi none ; Stick to the Truth j and never be done." BRISBANE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1883. The Burnett Election Fiasco. DESPITE the malevolent ravings and the idiotic blather of many Stagnant papers, as the true position of the Burnett election becomes authentically known, FIGARO is proved to have taken the proper stand from the first. A. paper that has recently distinguished itself by playing " fantastic tricks before; high Heaven," is the Maryborough Chronicle-once the leading paper in tie Wide Bay district; once reliable in its statements and logical in its conclusions; but now a pitiful wreck afflicted with the dry-rot of incompetency, and inflated with the flatulency of ignorance. This result is not to be wondered at when it is remembered that the man at the helm, Woodyatt, has passed the greater part of his life hemmed in the darkness incidental to a clerk ship of a Brisbane firm. Becoming possessed of shekels, he, by a freak of unkind fortune, became the...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
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Seven People Wrongfully Imprisoned. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

Seven People Wrongfully Imprisoned. I AM almost tired of chronicling extraordinary bunglings and tyrannies on the part of the police. Undiscovered crimes and police injustices-criminals left at large and innocent people persecuted (not prosecuted)-alternate with, each other so regularly that' it is becoming very hard to excite A feeling of astonishment in the lethargic public mind. . . Queenslanders seem to have got so used to police inefficiency and police tyranny that they are not surprised at anything that may be done by members of " the foorce.'' One of the latest instances of unwarrantable police persecution occurred at Blackall. Just read the few facts I here lubmit to you. On Thursday, September 28th; a Blackall jeweller named Slater, was robbed of jewellery to the value of some £500 odd. His shop was burglarised by the thieves cutting a hole in its side and hooking out the "swag." The robbery was first dis covered at 5 a.m., when the police were communicated with. The fat In...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Political Straws. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

Pray tell me, for I cannot guess, What should a candidate possess In order to obtain the goal, Of premier figure at the poll? The chiefest requisite, my sonuy, Is that most potent agent-money. The next's a patent brazen "cheek" "Would turn a bullet, so to speak. Unscrupulousness must be got, Assuming virtues one has not; One lays aside all true gentility, And blackguards foes with bold scurrility. The gab-gift, too, out well should pan, For humbugging the working man; If possible, should sound a note That nobble would the German vote. It's necessary, too, friend Tommy sez, To be quite lavish in your promises; But when you're once safe in, you bet, Such promises you may forget. And last, but, oh! not least, you've not The slightest chance of winning got la fact, it isn't worth while trying If you've not learnt the art ? of lying! You lie on this side, lie on that, Lie "natural," lie "sharp," lie "flat," lie "rise or fall," lie "sink or drown," Lie bravely up, and then lie down! A PET...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

TEE well-known firm of Peate & Harcourt introduced three years ago the Shipton Mallet Anglo-Bavarian. Ale, and last year their order was for 5000 casks. It took the first prize at the Vienna Exhibition, the gold medal at Paris, the first prize at Sydney, and a first-class award at Melbourne. It iB the mildest beer imported, and therefore especially adapted for hot cli mates. It is of uniform quality, is clean on the palate, has the true aroma of the finest hop, and is entirely devoid of sedi ment. If the bottle be well shaken its brillianry of color will not be clouded in the slightest degree. E, I). SSILSON sole" agent.-£ADVT."J

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Long's Chinese Cook. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

Long's Chinese Cook. BICE LONG, the popular landlord of a well-known hostelry in Townsville, Queensland, has in his employ a Chinaman cook, who is such an artist in the culinary department, that the jealousy of several rival hotel keepers was aroused. To such an extent of rivahy did the desire to obtain the services of thiB Mongolian Soyer exist, that two offers of £5 a week and the run of the kitchen were made to induce him to leave Dick'B employ. Such liberal inducements were not without their due effect upon John Chinaman, who went straightway to host Long-who, by-the-bye, was then paying John £4t a week for his services-and said, * Me want am cheque; too muchee work, telee blekfusts, telee din ners, passenger catch um telain too mtichee j no good, me full up.' Dick, who smelt a rat, said, 'Come, come, John, you want am more sugar: me understand.' The Queensland sugar question was soon discussed and settled, and a new agreement was drawn out be tween landlord and cook. When it wa...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Cricket. "Jovial, jocund, jolly bowlers, As if they were the world's controllers." —BARNABY. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

Cricket. " Jovial, jocund, jolly bowlers, As if they were tlie world's controllers." -BARNABY. THE most interesting match of Saturday was that be tween the Union A. C. and the Q. N. Bank C. C., at Toowong. From the known strength of the former and the juvenility of the latter club, a somewhat easy victory was anticipated for the Unions, particularly as Sheridan was performing on their behalf, but the colts, although they got licked, made a good fight. The wicket looked beautiful at the commencement, but, not having been watered for a week, cut up badly. The home team won the toss, and very wisely went to the wickets, remaining their till they credited themselves with 76 runs. Sheridan played safely, though tamely and not up to his best form, for 14, and got fluked out by a ball hitting him on the back and bucking on to the wicket. Score, 14. Mr. Johnson hit well for 14, and M. Shields pegged along till he had 11 (not out) up. Sneyd bowled splendidly for the Bank, 8-wickets for 24, a...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

;-0 -? NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE 1 MONSTER ' ' ' j ClEAEINa.iilE! VALLEY EXCHANGE, ANN STREET, VALLEY! Qvereli & White J I AVE much, pleasure in intimating to the inhabitants of the VALLEY arid SURROUNDING DISTRICTS, That they have purchased from MESSRS. CHAS. JONES & CO., THE VALLEY EXCHANGE DRAPERY ESTABLISHMENT, and V v THEY PROPOSE HOLDING A MONSTER CLEARING SALE FOR THE . NEXT FOUR WEEKS COMMENCING ON SATURDAY NEXT, OCTOBER 20, SATURDAY NEXT, OCTOBER 20. Time will not permit us furnishing a detailed list of the many bargains, but we guarantee to give the best value ever offered in tbe ; VALLEY. ? -. '. .' ' . . : BEMEMBKB SATURDAY NEXT, OCTOBER 24. Be early and have your pick of this Choice Stock and Startling Prices^ - Note the Address {Late Charles Jones & Company), VALLEY EXCHANGE, ANN STBJg-BT, VALLEY. PUBLIC NOTICE. "AYINGr sold our Yailey Business to Messrs. OVERELL & WHITE, with; portion of our Stock, we will have to bring into our Queen Stre...

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How they Run the Herbert Mails. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

How they Ban the Herbert Mails. A OOEEBSPONDENT, living- on the Herbert river, writes scathingly to me about the abominable postal arrangements that are in force ap there. He lays the blame entirely upon the mail contractors, who seem to be autocratically regardless of public convenience. The animals they use to carry the mails are wretchedly small horses, and are in such a chronically poor con dition that it doesn't require much stretch of imagin ation to believe that one can literally see through ? them. As an instance of the superb indifference to public convenience exhibited by mail contractors and their employees, I may relate an incident that occurred a few weeks ago. A mailman, in the course of his duty, arrived at a station on the Herbert and found the manager lamenting the loss of the station cook and his inability to procure a successor. The mailman offered (upon terms) to cook for a fortnight! adding that he could not possibly stay longer, as that would delay the mails to...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Beware of Northern Land Swindles. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 27 October 1883

Beware of Northern Land Swindles. MY readers are already aware that FIGARO has been the means of having appointed a Commissioner to inspect lands leased in the Cook district, with a view of verifying certain allegations made that land i sharking-cum-perj ury has been rife up in that part of the colony. Inspector Morrissefct is the Oommisioner so appointed, and he iB even now on his travels through the Cook district. Respecting these land leasings, a reliable corres pondent writes as follows:- j " There are thousands of square miles of the most abominable country it is possible for a man to view, which have been token up in the Oook district, and which never were stocked and never mil b©r Tife country jfLall -called "-dowUST5 andf it has been taken 'upJorno other purpose than to take in Southern men. Some- grand name, such as M downs," is given to an area of countiy token up by a land-dodger. The land dodger goes down South, represents his country as being splendid downs, and gets so...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro
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