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COLONIAL SUGAR REFINING COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 June 1902
COLONIAL SUGAR REFINING COMPANY. fHE 95 th half-yearly meeting of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company, Ltd., was held last month the Tfion. H. £. Kater, M.L.C., presiding. The directors' report stated that the profits made ^during the half-year, after providing for interest and all other charges, amounted to JB100, 195, to which sum had to be added the balance at profit and loss account on Sep tember 80, 1901, £92,016, leaving available £192,211. From this amount the board proposed to appropriate to payment of dividend at the rate of 10 per cent, per annum, free of -income tax, £99,776, leaving to credit of profit and loss account £92,484. The chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, said: - When addressing you six months ago I said very little about the Federal iariff just then in trod need, thinking that the attitude of the Customs as to the points in which we were concerned would soon be defined, but we are still in doubt about the intentions of the Government in regard to...
MESSRS. WALKERS LIMITED. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 June 1902
MESSRS. WALKERS LIMITED. OME idea may be formed of the character and magnitude of the great engineering firm of Walkers Ltd., from the following brief notes on the present state of the work carried on by the firm. The mining machinery department of the company has of late been extremely active, and this activity gives promise of continuance. Two winding plants have been completed and a third is under construction. The first of these wind ing plants is the third order which Walkers Limited have received from the Wallaroo and Moonta Copper Company of South Australia, for large winding machinery. The plant is a massive piece of work, with 28 inch cylinders and 48 inch stroke, and drums of 10ft. diameter The plant alongside is nearly as A PORTION OF WALKEBS LTD. LOWER WORKS, MARY RIVER, MARYBOROUGH. large as the South Australia order, and is intended for the Brilliant Extended, Charters Towers, and is also neariog completion. Bat both these plants will be entirely eclipsed by the third,...
AN OLD SERVANT. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 June 1902
AN OLD SERVANT. ANewoomen engine at Farme Colliery, Butherglen, which was brought to light in oonneotion with the last Engineering Congress at Glasgow, was built in 1809« and has worked contiguously to the present time. As it was constructed long after Watt's invention of the seperate condenser, it may, perhaps, be inferred that one object in its design was to escape payment of roy$lfy. Oariously enough, unlike all other Newoomen engines of which there is a record, it is a winding, not a pumping engine. The cylinde* is of pure Newcomen type, but there is a modified Watt parallel with the radius bar above the beam, and a crank and fly-wheel of comparatively modern type. The cylinder is 3} feet in diameter, and the stroke 6 feet. It takes about 85 seconds to raise coal from the bottom of the pit to the ground level. The cylinder was never bored, but it has now a beautiful internal surface, having worn out probably a thousand packings. The piston is packed with hemp gasket, and carries...
Problems of Irrigation. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 June 1902
Problems of Irrigation. A potato field was placed under irrigation tests, part being irrigated and part not. As it happened one section of the field was com posed of sandy soil and the other of heavy clay soil. It was irrigated twice, and the last irrigation was followed by heavy rains. Mark the result. On the sandy portion the inoreaee of yield of potatoes due to irrigation was at the rate of 81 bushels per acre. On the heavy day portion the decrease of the yield of potatoes dne to irrigation was at the rate of 56 bushels per acre. It is believed that had it not been for the rains coming after the second irrigation the yield on the irrigated clay portion would have shown a large in crease over the unirrigated portion. It will thus be seen that the problem of irrigating clay soils is much greater than the problem of irrigating sandy soils.
PUBLIC WORKS IN PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 June 1902
PUBLIC W0BK8 IN PROGRESS. THE NEW LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE! BRISBANE. -Contractor A. Mideon, amount £141,000, time three (8) years, expires 8th February, 1904. The stonework on the front walls to George and William Streets and front towards the Treasury Buildings is carried up one (1) course high above the window sills, and Stephens Lane is four (4) courses above the sills. The Colonnade walls on the George Street front is now up four (4) courses high, and on William Street and fronting the Treasury Building three (3) courses high. The outer walls are all backed up with brick work to the level above mentioned. The wails facing the courtyard, »1FO the dividing wall?, are up three (8) scaffolds high above the first floor joists. The work so far is of u satis factory nature. All the rolled steel joists for second and tbird floors have been delivored on the site. The dressing of the freestone in the yard is progressing favourably, the most of the stone being worked to carry the walls up ...
THE BRISBANE TRAMWAYS COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 June 1902
THE BRISBANE TRAMWAYS COMPANY. At the dinner recently tendered by the Company to the employees, Mr. Badger, the General Manager of the Company, stated, amongst other things, that a document had been forwarded authorising the opening of a local share register, so that Brisbane Tram ways Company shares could be bought locally in the Brisbane market. The time had ccpie when the company thought Brisbane people should be given a chance to share in tie profits as well as the other advantages. He pointed out that since the company had started operations about six years ago, they had paid wages in Brisbane alone amounting to £265,400. For material, such as road metal, poles, sleepers, etc., supplied by Bris bane people, they had paid £188,500, and for other goods £104,500, or £558,000 spent most ly in Brisbane. This was apart altogether 10211 the goods imported from America and Er gland. Where blossoms fail for a long time to produce fruit this will probably be due to a want of cross-fertil...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 June 1902
FRED. ALDERSON & CO., Sole Agents for Erkenbrach Cattle Dip For Eradicating Ticks. 1* THIS DIP IS NOT BY ANY MEANS IN ITS EXPERIMENTAL STAGE, HAVING BEEN PROVED during a process of trials, spread over some years, to be THOROUGHLY EFFICACIOUS in the eradication of ticks, and in every way a l>oon to the owners of cattle in country that is tick-infested. In substantiation of our claim that this Dip is thorough in its results, harmless to other than the parasites against which it is directed, and a Specific which no cattle owner should be without where ticks .abound or are likely at any time to appear, we append herewith a copy of report received from Mr. E. T. Hancock, which should serve to commend our Dip to all concerned in its use. It is a Perfect Tickicide. It is a Perfect Tickicide. r REPORT ON SKIN POISON. SIR, I have the honour to report that Messrs. Fred. Alderson & Co. sent me a quantity of Erkenbrach Chemical Co.'s " Skin Poison " for the purpose of experim...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 June 1902
~ iti Works: Aldershot, Queensland. &lt;4* & Registered Head Office: Dashwood House, New Broad St., London. ALDERSHOT SMELTING WORKS, Six Miles from Maryborough on the Maryborough-Bundaberg Bail way Line. UNDER ENTIRELY NEW MANAGEMENT AND TARIFF. j QUEENSLAND SMELTING COMPANY LTD., BUYERS AND SMELTERS of Gold, Silver, Lead, Copper, Cyanide Slags, PRODUCERS OF THE Q.S. COY. BRAND OF SOFT LEAD. i Sampling and Purchasing Depots and Agencies at Melbourne, Zeehan (Tasmania), and Broken Hill (New South Wales), under Competent Assayers, CHIEF Metallubgist : BRIO E. WATSON. M. last. Worke Manager. For TmrWn and foil Particulars apply to tHe Works and all Agencies. i Milboubhe BEANOS : 52 Mabui Stbect. OXO. V. S. DUNN (Manager tot Australasia), ALDKRSHOT (G). Gash on Agreement &lt; of Assay. Highest Prices Paid for Auriferous Concentrates and Pyrites. RETORT ROOMS* ALDERSHOT SMELTING WORKS. Printed at THE CITY Pbinting Wokks, 111 Qu^en Street, Briebane.
GREEN VEGETABLES. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 July 1902
GREEN VEGETABLES. Green vegetables should always be cooked ir* two waters. To take cauliflowers as an in stance : Having trimmed it and carefully cut tte outer hard skin from the stalk--the atalk shctJd always be left on the cauliflower -place it in a saucepan, and cover it with cold water well seasoned with salt. Bring the water quickly to boiling point, keeping the cauliflower out, rinse it in cold water, and cook in boiling water, seasoned with salt. If the cauliflower be boiled too fast, it will break. The water in which the vegetables are cooked should* .if possible, be thrown into the garden.
Round the Shops. B. G. WILSON AND CO. IMPORTING IRONWONGERS, QUEEN ST., BRISBANE. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 July 1902
Round the Shops B. G. WILSON AND CO. IMPOBTINS IBONKONGEBS, QUBEN ST., BRISBANE. The cold weather now prevalent naturally tarns our thoughts to the many articles required for winter oomfort. Among the large assortment of articles kept by this firm may be noted the Queen Heating Stove, for burning wood or coal, priced at 21s. each, being a marvel of completeness and value. There are several varieties of kerosene stoves for heating rooms entirely odourless and capable of giving off great heat at a moderate expenditure of oil. Three patterns, each the same price, 40s., are of special worth, and are the " Veretas" Stove Black Japanned, the " Veretas" En amelled Stove, and Miller's Heater " 876," each of these are splen didly finished and artistic and suitable to an exceptional degree for heating purposes. Basket grates for open fireplaces, to barn wood or coal, are priced at 103 6d, 12s 6d, and 15s each. Small Gas Boiling Rings 2s 6d, 4s, 5s, 7s 6d, and 10s 6d. Gas Oooking Banges 60s, £...
ROLY-POLEY PUDDING [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 July 1902
ROLV-POI.EY PUDDING Put a pound of flour in a basin, with six ounces of finely-chopped suet, a teaspoonful of baking-powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix to a rather stiff paste with cold water; roll out, spread with any jam preferred, and roll it up^ in the form of a bolster, having first wet th*~ edges to make them stick together. Tfe securely in a scalded and floured cloth, and boil for two hours. Golden syrup may be sub - stituted few jam.
PUDDING PIES [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 July 1902
PUDDING PIES Pudding pies are a combination of milk pudr ding and pastry. Boil a pint of milk with three ounces of sugar; mix two ounces of ground rice with a little cold milk, stir it to - the boiling milk, and cook till it has thickened. Remove it from the fire; add two well-beatea eggs, an ounce of butter, and a little gratect lemon-peel. Line some patty-pans with plains short-crust, which is the most digestible kind of pastry; fill the centre with the rice mixtures scatter a few currants on top, and bake for fifteen to twenty minutes.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 July 1902
mill TIIMCO J The Finest Dark Tobacco ever sold in Queensland. A DELIGHTFUL DARK SMOKE. Sweet Brier Tobacco Pure, Bright, Aromatic. 9 A CoolLight Smoke. Manufactured by W. D. & H. O. WILLS LTD. (Australia). ALFRED GROSS & CO.. Brisbane, DR. DAYI8 writes. "Mr. Ernest Barton has turned oat some excellent Dental Work for my patients and myself, and I can, with every confidence, recommend him as a first-class Operative and Mechanical Den* tist." A. J. DATIS, LATE GOVERNMENT MEDICAL OFFICER, QUEENSLAND, SANDOW MEDALLIST* ADDRESS : ERNEST BURTON, Dentist, Edward St., Brisbane, OPPOSITE FINNEY, ISLES & Go. * FISH! FISH! FISH! Most people in the oonniry labour under the delusion that fiteh is one -of tbe many luxuries denied to them. " ^ liittle they know that an order by post addressed to BACCHI, George Street, Bris ten, will sesnre them tbe freehest and ohoieest fish in season, packed fay experts. 1 stock all sorts of English and American fish, soeh as salmon, Engl...
CITRON CAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 July 1902
ClTBON OaXJE. Beat to A cream one cupful of batter, then beat in one half pint of powdered sugar, add one pint of sifted floor, with a pinch of salt, beat separately the yolks and whites of four eggs, add these to the mixture, then one-half a wine-glass of brandy, and beat all together. Lastly, add one capful of citron-chopped fine and floured a little to prevent its dropping to the bottom. Bake in a moderate oven three quarters of an hour.
Agricultural Lands of North Queensland. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 July 1902
Agricultural Lands of North Queensland. The rapid absorption of the *ioh apricultural lands of the Darling Downs, the constantly increasing demand for such lands by intending settlers from the southern states, combined with the competition for the finest blocks, by which the price is greatly increased, must inevitably have the eftect of inducing farmers, desirous of settling in Queensland, to turn their attention to the far north of the state. The agitation in favour of the restriction of the kanaka on the northern plantations on the ground that the climate is adverse to the constitution of the white w rker, has unfor tunately led to the supposition that the whole of North Queensland is a fiery furnace, a vapour bath, a hotbed of fevers and diseases innumerable, which must for ever preclude the white man from engaging in agriculture on its rich arable lands. A NOBTHEEN SCRUB. i |We are quite willing to agree with the contention that the northern coastal climate is trying to the Euro...
BREAD PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 July 1902
BREAD PUDDING. All kinds of milk puddings and stewed fruit are good for children, but they should not be served constantly in the one way; for in stance, children often dislike the ordinary baked rice pudding, but if the same ingredi ents were steamed;, turned out of a mould, and served with fruit, jam, or syrup, they would not have to be coaxed to eat it. Bread pudding may be made with stale bread, but it must be well soaked in milk. Add two well-beaten eggs to each pint of milk used to soak the bread. Butter a pie-dish, decorate with a few strips of candied peel and some sul tanas, put in a layer of bread, then a few bits of butter strewn over a grating of nutmeg, and a sprinkle of castor sugar. Nearly fill the pie dish, bake in a very moderate oven, turn out on a hot dish, and serve with custard sauce.
AGRICULTURE Produce Markets. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 July 1902
Produce Markets. Very little alteration has taken place in the price of (odder, and, as we stated in our last issue, no hopa of any alteration may be expected until the Spring. Some very badly baled hay whioh arrived from the Forest Hill diet ict, brought correspondingly bad prices. Sugar has arrived in such large quantities that the market has become glutted, the rates ruling * absurdly low. Molasses in kegs was submitted lor the first time, and brought fairly good prices. The following are the latest prices: Chaff.-Lucerne, prime, 10/ to 10/8 per &lt;jwt; medium, 8/6 ; barley chaff, 8/6; mixed, prime, 6/8; medium, 4/10; wheaten straw, prime, 8/9; medium, 8/5 to 8/7 ; oaten straw, 8/6. Hay.-Lucerne, 7/- to 7/5 per cwt. Maize. -Prims 4/9 per bushel; medium, 4/8*. Rye.- 8/6 per bushel. Chickwhfat.-Prime, 4/4 per bushel. Sugarcane. -1/4 to 1/6 per cwfc. Honey.-8d. per Jb. Molasses.-£8 to £4 p r ton Butter-Prime, 1/6 to 1/7 per lb ; median', 1/8 to 1/4; inferior, 1/ Cbeet-e.- 8...
RECIPES.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 July 1902
EECIPWT CONTINUED. DEVONSHIRE CREAM.--The milk is strained into the pans direct from the cows in the usual way. In 12 or 24 hours time, according to the weather, the pans are brought to the fire and the milk heated until just a slight simmer ing takes place-just a little movement of the surface, not a boil. The pans may then or shortly afterwards be moved back to the dairy, there to stand till the milk is cold, say about 12 hours. Then the cream can be removed, and will be quite thick-clotted cream in fact. The dairy folk in Devon reckon the milk is better to stand for 24 hours or even longer in winter before scalded, but in summer it is SOME MEAT CHILDREN'S DBESSES. not safe to let it stand more than 12 hours lest it" turn." In scalding, the best plan is to set the milk-pans in boiling water, although some folk put them on the kitchen range. But in this latter plan there is danger of the milk burning to the pan-bottoms. Some declare the milk ought to stand and stew a little after i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 July 1902
BARNES & COMPANY, LTD., (Sitters! Jhtcttoneers and ®ommtsston Agents, ROMA STREET, BRISBANE. Auction Sales held daily of all kinds of Farm, Dairy and Station Produce. IS* ACCOUNT SALES PROMPTLY ATTKNDED TO. WALTER. IjUPTON & CO. Are the Only Practical Makers in Queensland Of Wrought Iron, Portable Double OVENS And RANGES, To eook for from ten to ft hundred people; prices, £10 10B. to £40. Asbestos Lined Cottage Stoves from £8 15s. EVERY STOVE GUARANTEED. Established 1873. Please mention this paper. Albert Street, BRISBANE. New Zealand ""aT" Fin and MarlM. v LVJLMLiXI IBM. Capital - £1,000,000. The Company *e Investments In the State are £60,00«. Che Company being registered in Queensland under the " British Companies Aet," all its freehold properties in the State are by law secured to loeal ptolioy holders. QUEENSLAND: EDGAR W. WALKER, Manager and Superintendent. QEORQE BEATTIE, Assistant Manager. Stanley's Artificial Food FOR STOCK.^ Messrs, R. W. THURLOW & ...
FIG PUDDING [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Country Life — 1 July 1902
FIG PUDDING Soak half a pound of stale scraps of bread in milk and water; when soft, squeeze dry. Mix with quarter of a pound of finely-chopped suet, three minces of sugar, half a pound of chopped figs or dates, and a well-beaten egg. Boil for an hour in a well-greased pudding basin.