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More Skilful Lands Management. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 5 December 1885

More Skilful Lands Management. That Dutton has a genius for lands administration lias been proved over and over again to the delight of all observers. Billy Higson's Clermont land swindle was the first big plum by which poor and bona fide bidders were shut out. Lately, the colony has seen Dutton authorising his Land Board to divide the runs in the same district, in defiance of an Act of Parliament! But that need not be entered into, because anybody would be a fool to become interested in the ownership of land that had been illegally «et apart, since any cantankerous neighbour or enemy could seek the aid of the Supreme Court to harass and worry him until the Act of Parliament—now broken—could be amended. Taroom furnishes a monument of Charles Boydell Dutton's colossal genius in managing the lands of the people, as the following narrative will show. Some time ago, town lots of land could be procured in Taroom for <£4 per half-acre lot. Some six months ago, several persons s...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Turf Gossip. Amended Calendar of Races to Come. DECEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 5 December 1885

Turf Gossip. [By The Piper.1 Amended Calendar of Races to Come. December. Tattersalls Club, Brisbane 10,12 V.B.C. Summer Meeting—General Entry 7 Weights declared ... 14 Toowoomba , 16 Gympie ■' gg Cloncurry gg, 29 January. "V.R.C. Summer Meeting ... 1 The Birdsville Border Jockey Club ate early in the field with their race programme for Juno 80th and July 1st, 1886. The card is a most liberal one, the added money coming to no less than 440 sovs, divided as under:—First day, Birdsville Stakes, 50 sovs, w.f.a., 1^ miles ; Maiden Plate of 40 guineas; Members' Plate of 40 sove, for grass feds j Selling Race of 20 sovs; Border Handicap of 60 aove, 1$ miles. Second day, Stoc^mana* Purge of 26 sots, grass feds; Junior Stakes or 60 sovs, for two and three-year-olds—three-year-olds, 9st 21b j two-year olds, 8st; no allowances; six furlongs y grass feds. Handicap Hurdles of 50 sovb ; Birdsville Cup of 100 sots, and a Cup, value .£15, two miles; Hack Race of 12 sovs. Queensland Turf Club Rules...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 5 December 1885

Cricket. On November 9th a Hughenden team of cricketers played against a Richmond team at Marathon. A correspondent thus describes the journey along :— " Our (Hughenden) team left on Saturday afternoon about 4.30. There was quite a crowd to see us off. Don't talk about colors and flags; why, we had enough to sail a good sized man-of-war. After three or four false starts, we got well under weigh and reached Pat Ahearn's Hawthorne Hotel about 7 o'clock; where we had a good feed and two or three nips to cheer us on to the next stage, which was about thirty-five miles. When we arrived at Marathon where the match was played, it was a case of " fair drunk" with a good many of our team; but they went out for a spree and they had it. We arrived at the cricket ground about 9.30 next morning, and commenced play about an hour afterwards." The Richmond team took first innings, but, owing to the good bowling of the Hughenden men, their wickets fell rapidly, the first 6 wickets standing against o...

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Jericho. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 5 December 1885

  Jericho. There must be some queer fish at Jericho, the present terminus of the Queensland Central Railway. One Jerichove dares to write me in this strain " We have got some Js.P. here who are too good to their own interests, and who, might administer justice fairly, if sworn, every time they sat on the Bench." There's a capful of notion in thisl Sam Griffith could do worse than put the idea into his mental incubator, so as to bring in a fresh Justices'. Bill next year. This graceless correspondent (of course, he's an unblushing liar) goes on to say:— " Of course they (the Js.P.) do well, for, if they owe for four dozen Guinness's stout, they only pay for two dozen, and leave the rest as balance against the influences of their position." The same redoubtable one growls at the action of P.M. Francis on the Licensing Bench. It appears from his narrative, that there is a will-be township twenty miles from Jericho. Three " parties" have built houses there, intended for pub...

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ROUNDABOUT. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 5 December 1885

Notice to the Public. —Please to note my time of Publishing s 9 a.m. every Friday. What is this boon the world to lift, This rich and rare complex mass, This star, inestimable gift That FIGARO gives at X-mas? The gift all classes satiates, To doubt it, really rash is;— The answer swift reverberates, It is the CHRISTMAS FLASHES ! " Good day to you ! Hey, hey, to you! " My misses aud their mashers ; This novelty 's not strictly new — The FIGARO always FLASHES. CLONCURRY is destined to be one of the most pros- perous centres of Northern Queensland. Its mineral resources are inexhaustible, but as yet undeveloped. Cloncurry has all the thew and sinew, bone and muscle, and energy for its development; but lacks capital. When capital is injected freely into Clon- curry's veins, the results will be prodigious. A Hughenden auctioneer, well-known for his pugilistic abilities, had an encounter, the other day, with a knight of the bar, whom I shall here call " Scrub Rum." The pugilistic one lost...

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Australia's Dustbin. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Australia's Dustbin, Aylesbury and Canterbury, in England, have my most unqualified sympathy.. The. land of milk and honey has the lacteal-cum-saccherine tongued Sir Samuel Wilson as a member, while the free, and obvioufely unenlightened of the old cathedral town have been weak, enough to choose that '' only Australian" of his time, in his own opinion, worth con* sidering, 'enniker 'eaton. Australians, to a man, feel a certain reflected glory throujgh watty honor Reaped on their country in foreign lands, but there . is scarcely a son of a kangaroo who will not wince at the success of the watchless mastodon monarchs of toadyism before British electors. Sir Samuel, neither fish, flesh nor fowl in political thought, but the sworn follower of that party most likely,: &c., to let a tinselled peerage fall on him, is ostensibly a Conservative. Henniker Heaton is another example of Aus tralian rubbish shot pn,io British sojly ^Jiich, undeif** , the forcing rays of 'a good hanking ac...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

ilil; ii£jl • <r f . i.. ¥0 FROM i . ; «.•>• rf.' . -)l .X>a«?EQMC33El£|;.'- X3, 1885. Detailed description of some of our Pianos. JCARLHENZE.-—CottagePiano, full^ompass seven octaves, trichord overstrung* iron . frame* nickel -toning plate, s>in walnut and goild^^j hew gxeat^tblame andrichness, together irith. refinedsweetness,«inging qualityand. perfect evenness of tone. Delightful and most elastic touch, entirely uncler the control of the-performer. groat durability, standing well in ASCHERBERGK—Full compass, seven octaves, trichord check action, iron frame, lmndsomewalnutandeboiiised oases. These mstraments we guarantee to withstand the effects of thisIsejmgclimate,* they :pwsessgreat •>'v/ KABLHBNjKE.'—Cottage piano, full compass, seven octaves, trichord overstrung, iron fraiae, in walnut and. black : anil gold cases. An excellent piano, flexible toiich, - superb quality, and most J^rilliadt; tone, made: expressly to stand this hot climate/keeps well in t...

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Our Girls. (FOR FIGARO.) [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Oiir Gk*J|. T - ? t h (For Figaeo.V We've loved them all, in our time, Miily and Maud and Suej But now we're a little off our prime, And qui; guineas have come to a single dime, They care little foir me and you. Ah! Kate and Jennie and Grace ! Totr that wethought so true 1 . Was there nothing more than a pretty face, Couldn't you stay when you went the pace ? Are we nothing nojw to you ? Oh ! Blanch and Lizzie and Maud! We vowed to be true till death ; We're aH your vows but an empty fraud ? Was your gold at best a worthless gaud? Were your whisperings nothing but breath. Aurelia stern and proud! Bunny with accents meek! Shall we never utter our vows aloud! ; Ne'er meet-but as strangers in a crowd! Can love be dead in a week ? And Fanny, the loved, the blest, And Edith now thoroughly curst, ' < Will nothing lower that lofty crest! Will nothing move that icy breast Edith ! of all the worst! But 'we've kissed them all in our time, Aurelia, Fanny, and Kate, ' Jenriy and Edit...

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ROUNDABOUT. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Notice to the Public.— Please to note my time of Publishing is 9 a.m. every Friday. Whatnerves the hand to guide the pen ? . What oil 8 the throat and makes it Bin# F What is 'ttnakes me reflect on men, And many other sundry things P W hat brings repletion and desire ? • What makes me rake around for wit? Do I possess Parnassian fire ? I tell you, sir, I don't a bit! I am not lean, like dude that mashes, Yet not inclined unto obesityrT What makes me write for Figaro -Flashes F ' I tell you, sir,it's dire necessity. Hugh Hawthorne Babton, managing director of the Ravenswood Gold Smelting Company, has been brought to Court by a miner named Woolf. The complaint was that Barton permitted a nuisance to issiie fey burning mu&dic at the Black Jack Claim, which is close to Woolf s residence. The Bench a$ci<|ed thai the. buying didcreate anuisance, and ordered it to be stopped within seven days. Wbolf , said all the food in his house tasted of > mundic, and that the fum...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

MONDAY NIGHT, NEXT, ACADEMY OF MUSIC. GEAND BOXING AND GYMNASTIC EX HIBITION; To Commence at 8 o'clock. PROGRAMME OP EVENTS. Boxing Contests : Between " G. O'Hara " and " J. Tesker," " Geo. Lewis" and "Sailor Jack," "Jack Hall" (Champion Light Weight of Australia) and " George Power," (of Sydney). Club Swinging by " Sergteant-Major Cunningham." (Champion Club Swinger of Queensland). Bout with Quarter Staffs, Between Sergt. Major) Cunningham & Corporal Lord. AT 9 O'CLOCK, CHALLENGE BOXING MATCH Fob Fiftt Pounds, Between W. SHAW (of Lutwyche)and YOUNG COCHIN CHINA (of London.) To be fought to-a finish under the Marquis of Qiieensbury's Rules. Prices of admission .—Front seats, 3s.; Back seats, 2s.; Gallery, Is. A few Reserved Chairs on the Stage can be obtained at the Queensland Sportsman office at 10s. each. W. CUNNINGHAM, * M.C. % THEATRE ROYAL! Lessee... '*... ... ... "Ms. J. B. Hickie. Sub-lessees ... ... ... Messes. C. & T. POLLABD. TRIUMPHANT SUCCESS. ^ TRIUMPHAN...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

THE UTEST iMERICAH INVENTION Tk© Victory of Electricity. Since Electricity Los been applied for lighting purposes, all efforts of inventors have been directed to construct a lamp for general domes tic use. The reason why this problem has till now not been solved, is that none of the inven tors could rid themselves of the idea of ga,s lighting, and that all have adhered to the system of producing the Electricity in some central place, or by large machinery, instead of first laying down "the principle that a Lamp which should ever becdme generally useful and popular, must be portable like an Oil Lamp, and contain the generator of Electricity in itself, i.e., in the foot of the Lamp. The Norman Electric Light Co. has at last succeeded in completely realizing this ideal of j Electric Lighting, and there is no doubt that this most important invention will bring about a complete revolution in allbr&nches of light ing. Our Electric Lamp needs ^neither Machinery, Conductors, nor any...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

GLEN INNES JOCKEY CLUB MEETING, 1886. To take p'ace on WEDNESDAY and THURS DAY, 17th and 18th March. President: Mr. A. Rodgers. Vice-Presidents : Messrs. J. J. R. Gibson, D. M'Rea. P. G. Finley. Treasurer: Mr. P. Cormack. Judge : Mr. A. Rodgers. Handicapppr: Mr. H. C. St. Vincent. Starter : Mr* J. Brydon. Committee: Messrs. P. Kinsella, G. B. Kelly. J. T. Harris, P. H. Wrigley, J. P. Selkirk, J. J. Cotton, j. Goodyer, W. J. Perkins, J. E. M'Intyre, S. Robson. Clerk of the Scales : Mr. Patrick M'Cor mack. Clerk of. the Course s Mr. W. Hawke. FIRST DAT—Wednesday. First Race (to start at 12 sharp). MAIDEN STAKES of 100 sots., with sweep of 1 sov. each ; for all horses tljat have never won an advertised ]>rize exceeding £25 at time of entrance (winners of two-year-old stakes excepted); second horse to receive £20 from the prize; 1J mile. Penalties for winning after entrance—once 51b.; twice 71b.; not accumulative. Special weights two years, 7st. 31b.; three years, 7st. 121b.; fou...

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Red on Black, Player in Hand. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Red on Black, Player in Hand. The red-whiskered bushman, whose amorous, al fresco, breakfast with his Aspaiia, in the verandah of aliouse in Albert-street, was so rudely disturbed on Friday last, swears vengeance, not ag&inst Babbidge and the Doctor, whose visit was one of duty, but against the prurient Courier pressman, whose familiarity with, and popularity in the slums, seems to have tinged. Whiskerandos' anger with jealousy. The "Black Eyedreporter," vows the latter, shall be as marked a character in town—if the penny-a-liner falls into the bushman's clutches—as the red-whis kered bushman himself, and I fancy Vermilion will keep his word. Mr. Swanwick receives Resident and Visiting Pupils to prepare for all Legal and University Examinations. St. Mary-^ Kangaroo Point, Brisbane,

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Righteous Horror. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Righteous Horror. What a magnificent ebullition of .'virtuous indigna tion conies from the Courier's Maryborough corres pondent on the Anglican Bazaar at Tiaro. The Tiaroites—give it a Greek pronunciation, and it sounds rather pretty—wanted dollars, it seems, and announced as well as a bazaar an extra draw in the shape of a loan exhibition of paintings and works of art etc. They exaggerated the new feature to such a degree that no sane person could have been deceived. A lunatic visitor to the bazaar "must have expected to have seen the principal works of the old masters hanging on wire nails against slabs, and the productions of fioyal Acadamicians ornamenting the paling fence around the G-ood ^Templars Hall. This special correspondent—it really is a joke—flies post haste to Tiaro to see Guido and Kaffael struggling for the best light over the fire place, Michael Angelo's masterpieces hanging over Jimmy Dowzer's meat-safe, as common as flypapers, and Millais' or Alma Tadema's fresco...

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To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

To Correspondents. •* Pariah."—Tou are welcome. But "imaginal" is a good word. Keep oil "lubricating." *' Toowoomba "—I cannot insert such bethrohal statements without receiving, for my private information, your name and address, in order to gauge the reliability of the announcements. " Ham."—Your question was mislaid. The entries for St. George and Balonne Handicap, 1885, closed on February 11th. Weights for St. George Haudicap were published on March 2nd. Acceptances declared April 8th. Weights for Balonne Handicap, published on night of first day's racing, April 15th. " A.B.C."—Write as often as you like, dear boy. No harm is done even if I do not use your material. The subject to which you allude I will attend to next week. " Plantagenet."—Your communication is exceedingly good. You will see I have used it. Let me hear from you again, but confine yourself to true bush yarns and jokes. I like to do biz. with you.

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Bush Nocturne. [FOR FIGARO.] [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Bush Nocturne. [Foe Figaro j The "ibilleys" contents lie had drank it. Then ho rolled him in his blanket, On the flat. . ^ ? I Bidges. round him darkly rose, And the ants they nipped his toes ' >£emember that. ' >• So, of course, he couldn't sleep, - And he Bworei not loud, but deep, Oaths quite stale; And, his faithful Collie dog, Chained to ati adjacent log,. Wagged his tail. . For, He ipy^'His master's voice And it made his heart rejoice, * - For to Hear, ; , ; f - ; In the'stillness of the night, , Underneath fair Lima's light, His master swear. Then he growled a! gruesome growl, For, he heard the hideous howl, Of the dingo. But, his master wanting ease, * Slung a waddy j if you please, And more lingo. At his inoffensive canine, Who^ with tail depressed^ and a whine, Got beneath . The log that held his chain, Where he lay in silent pain, -. . Showing teeth. For a while the bushman rested Till awoke by noise detested, 'Possum screech. He was vexed and tired, and he Looked f...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

IMPORTANT NOTICE. The Paper has now been Permanently Enlarged to 40 Pages. Terms of subscription, £1 per annum paid in advance ; single copies, 6d. each. In order to secure insertion in the current week, it is essential that all news should reach Figaro Office on Monday and as much earlier as possible. Notices of all interest ing Social Events (properly authenticated "by the name and address of the writer) will helinserted. Colonial Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. (Fire, Marine, Fidelity Guarantee, Plate Glass, and Accident.) "Principal Office: COLLINS-ST. WEST, MELBOURNE. Eislr° of every description insured at the lowest rates. J. G. HASSALL, Resident Secretary for Queensland Office : EAGLE ST., BRISBANE, Opposite Messrs. D. L. Brown & Go.

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The Vision of the Central Law Courts. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

TheVision of theCentral Law Courts. i ■ / The Cynic lay wrapped in a deep slumber, with a smile upon his face, and the following was his dream which caused the smile. He saw a country whose people had given it into the hands of a body of farmers of whom the chief was A. Gripper, a man renowned for his system of growing products under ground, and these farmers ruled the land. And Lo! from one corner of this fertile country a cry arose from a few inhabitants saying, " .Give us.Central Law Courts or we perish." Then A. Gripper arose in bis might and sought an interpretation of these words, and the reason why they were uttered; Straightway one Georgius answered him and said, " Sir, it is true that in the district there are already many law courts, but these belong to lawyers who~ are big bugs, and they will not take our cases in hand unleiss we agree to employ them and no one else for three years. How then should we, who are small bugs, act if we were to lose by our first case and yet b...

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Queensland Figaro "Fear God; Speak evil of none; Stick to the Truth; and never be done." "BRISBANE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1885. A Northern Grazier's Grievances. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

%eettsMr Jfigaru •' Fear God; Speak evil of none; Stick to the Truth ; and never be done." "BRISBANE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12,1885. A Northern Grazier's Grievances. A Nirth Kennedy man writes, complaining bitterly that the Government has permitted a "land devouring syndicate " to pick oat the eyes of the country in that district; while the unfortunate pioneer settler is, through the wisdom of our legis lators, allowed the privilege of holding the balance of inferior land at the same rent which he paid for the good land." My correspondent aptly aeks:— tf Now, if a man had 100 fat bullocks, and sold the pick—say 50—to a butcher at £10 per bead, could he expect the same price for the balance, which are little better than stores £' That, of course, is a parallel argument, and hits off the meaning of the land-rigging to a nicety. I don't believe there are six men in the House who know, or care to know, and understand the climate and capabilities of the north. It is just as futile to attemp...

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Pollard's Lillipuptians. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Pollard's Iiilliuuptians. Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Company commenced a twelve nights' season at the Theatre Royal on Thursday night. The opera produced was the favorite " Pirates of Penzance," with the same cast as formerly, and was followed by a grand tableau. In the latter was introduced the new national song, " The Old Flag," the words of which are by Vincent Pike, of New Zealand, and the music by Lionel Cox, the latter only fourteen years of age. It was very prettily rendered by Miss Flo de Lorne. The com pany has just returned from Toowoomba and Ipswich, where their performances have been highly spoken of by the Press.

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