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Apt and Artful Aid. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Apt and Artful Aid. The Observer, it may not be generally known, postures as a wit amongst newspapers. To keep up the character it has, like the clown, to resort to. many devices, chief among them being "apt alliterations, artful aid." There never was very much aptness or point in its " Gympie Grains/' its " Ipswich Items," its Charleville Chips," even where the joke was new, and reiteration has blunted what little point there was. I venture, therefore, in the interests of the Observer, to suggest the following by way of variety," Bundaberg Balderdash," Blackall Blather sky te, "Burnet Bunkum, "Gayndah Gubble," "Gym pie Gammon," " Maryborough Muck," Townsville Twaddle," " Tambo Tattle," " Nanango Nonsense," and so on. " Crossheads" like these retain whatever element of wit and humour the Observer staff finds in alliteration, and have the advantage, moreover, of being to some extent a key to the matter below.

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
A Peep at the Shows. "You were not at the play to-night, Don Carlos. How happened it?"—The Spanish Student. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

A Peep at the Shows. "You were not at the play to-night, Don CarloB. How happened it ?"—The Spanish Student. The members of the Caledonian Society, Towns ville, gave their first concert the other night in the School of Arts, when the hall was filled to overflow ing. Mr. E. Pliilp, of Burns, Philp and Co., was in the chair, and opened the entertainment with a short address, in which he suggested the ad visability of assisting the Scotch crofters, whose unfortunate condition he adverted to, out here in Queensland, and enabling them to prosecute the fishing industry along this coast. His ideas on the subject were apparently in accord with those of the audience, and he was frequently applauded. After the choir giving the "Bonnie Woods o' Craigie Lee," Mr. Kinross executed " M'Gregor's Gather ing" in a forcible manner, and was succeeded by Miss Graham, who sang 4 4 Robin Adair" very nicely. Miss Davis, in the songof " Caller Herrin," acquitted herself splendidly, and was enthusiastically...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
The Government Cow. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

The Government Cow, While endorsing the refusal of the Government to grant the year's leave of absence applied for by Under-Secretary for Works, Deighton, I most de cidedly object to the reason given for that refusal. It does not matter whether any other official is absent or not, it is time that the status of civil servants was materially altered. The preyailing opinion, and an opinion lamentably well founded, is that the public is a species of cow, to be milked for the benefit of these same civil servants. T<S secure a position under Government is considered a " snap," the idea of hard work and red tape are rarely, if ever, associated; it is not enough to obtain a situation for life at extraordinary pay, there are also privileges which a private employer would never dream of granting. • And I maintain that a servant of tbe Government should not, except as regards permanency, be given advantages over the servant of any other corpora tion individual. They should be compel...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
DURING THE DROUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

DURING THE XUfcOtJGHT. Stockman (to owner, pointing at mob of cattle): " That's a mob of clean skins which don't seem to suffer much/' Astonished OwnerBut, Frank, surely that is my brand I see?" Stockman: "Yes, of course, sir. But in these times when we talk of clean skins, we mean cattle which have not been bogged."

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

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Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

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

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Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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The Schoolmaster Abroad. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

The Schoolmaster Abroad. ' At a new school, not 100 miles from Brisbane,two i boys were talking in the playground, when the mas j ter overheard one say to the other, " When I bow him he was above a mile, distant.*' " James," saidthe master,/' you should say more than a mile distant, the man was not above you/' Yes, hewas," repliedthe urchin, " he was ' up in a balloon/ "

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Athletics. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Athletics. At the Oremorne Gardens, Rockhampton, a jumping match for <£5 aside took place, between D. Brown, the local champion, and J. Lawson, a visitor from south. Brown won, clearing 5ft. 2in., which his opponent was unable to negotiate. It is said that Brown has cleared 5ft. 8in., but on the occasion of the recent match, the ground was heavy from rain having soaked it. An offer was made of 3 to 2 on the victorious competitor, but it was not taken up. George Barclay challenges any man in North Queensland to play quoits, for any sum from £5 to £50. He says, " man and money at the West End Hotel, Townsville, where the match will be played." At the Academy of Music, on Monday night next, a grand tournament is to take place, including boxing, .gymnastic exhibition, club swinging, and quarter-staff practice. The principal event of the evening will be a challenge boxing match, for fifty pounds,between W. Shaw, of Lutwyche, and "Young Cochin China," of London. This will be fo...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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A Dawg Fite. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

A Dawg Fite. ( Thare is a dog stays at our house his fount name is Sxuso and he follows pa around town bekause he is' atached to pa bat pa diddent aster think so much of Kruso as he does now. The teson he thinks so much of Kruso now is bekause pa has fot bled and' almost dide for that dog, the way it was is this pa aster be ashamed of Kruso and diddent like to be cot in the dogs kumpariy and one day pa started out for a wok: around the blok and he tied Kruso up with a close line and put on his plug hat—pa's hat-—and went out. Pa haddent got morn ten steps before I nnteid the I dog and turned him luse and he sMped out after pa as afecshanate as a kitten and cot up with pa and run between his lege—pa'slegs—and pretty near upaot him—upsot pa—and then pa relented and andkunkluded to let Kruso go along with him and juist as Kruso and pa turned a korner they cot up with a duchman and another dog the duchmane name was Schutengkrape and his dogs name was max.* then thare was sum fun you bet...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Aquatics. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Aquatics. Tho Geraldton Bowing Club has purchased four boats from the Commercial Rowing Club in Brisbane. Geraldton has a magnificent river, and lots of raw material, so that the G-.R.C. should be heard of. The programme of the Brisbane regatta, to be held on Separation Day, contains no fewer than eighteen events, including sculling, rowing, and sailing race?. Some very valuable prizes are offered, and should secure numerous entries. Since writing the above, I have learnt that the Geraldton Club has commenced operations, by in viting a crew from Cairns to visit the Johnstone River. Ned Hanlan is still keeping his pecker up. He has issued a challenge to the world to row in Ameri can waters. Neither Beach, nor anybody else, has beaten him there, and if he got the chance, perhaps he would prove that rowing in foreign waters is against him. Beach is not "bound to travel so far, but he can if he likes. If he doesn't like, that's all about it, and he is champion. By the way, Beach was nev...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Military and Naval Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Military and Naval Notes, j ;—- .. Officers in command of Defence Force or Volun toer Companies, and Privates of any corps, are in vited to forward any memoranda of general interest relating to Defence or Volunteer doings, for inser. tlon in this column. Personal Anecdotes and reminiscences will also be highly acceptable. The last quarterly parade of the Brisbane Forces was sadly interfered with, by a .'copious downpour, on Saturday last. No orders of countermand having been issued, most of the different corps turned out, and fell in more or less soaked. The Ambulance Corps, Mounted Infantry, and Eton Cadets, went out to Eagle Farm, where it was intended the parade should be held, and the remainder assembled at the Adelaide-street barracks. They made the best of it, and had a march round Queen and Adelaide streets. When they returned, some very wet, and others very dry, Colonel French dismissed them with regrets that their arrangements had been interfered with, and with wish'es that...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

JAMBS GRANT'S CRITERION HOTEL, corner Burnett Lane and George-street. Superior Accommodation. Terms Moderate.

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
A Man and a Brother. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

A Man and a Brother. The watery correspondent of the Cornier from ■ Bundaberg tells the following story:—w A passenger : (Railway) travelling with a coloured friend took two • first-class tickets and gave the dark-skinned man one : of them: The two took their places in the compart- ! ment, which was about full, several being ladies, ; when the station-master asked the colored man where he got his ticket. He replied his friend had given it f to him; This was ruled to be contmry to regulations ' and the blackamoor was shown into the second class apartment (sic) after some wrangling. Whether the action of the official was right or wrong does not much matter, but the local newspapers contain anonymous letters from persons who show an uncon trollable desire to make this a cause of much f trouble." '*'■ ' .• My opinion is that, instead of wrangling with the Jack in Office and removing, the "blackamoor" ; should have given him one in the eye and remained; \ and the colored man's friend app...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Christmas at Milbung. CHAPTER I. The course of true love never did run smooth. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Christinas at ffliltrang. By Pbtbr BuxtKux. Chaptkb I. The coarse of trae lore never did ran smooth. Herbert Ross was the son of a well-to-do Squatter in New South Wales, ana had received a liberal education in .Sydney , tall the age of 17. When returning j to the istatibn all his prospects seemed fair before him. A fine, well-built manly...; young feliow he was, with a generouiSibpen4 disposition. Like most. youths of . his age he was desperately in love/ the object'ox bis affections being Alice Steadfast, the .youngest daughter of , their ,nearest neighbour,She. was- a beautiful girl, fair, with olear cut feature iand a mOBt winning expression, her i golden hair surmounted a well-shaped head and graceful nieciy while the merry glances in her e^es/ and thelinesabout her mouth betokened a joyous spirit aid a buoyant disjjositioh, but also a determination aiid decision of character that gave stability to eyeiy feature and airair of truth and candour. Herbert "arid Alice had been, pla...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
A Boy's Trade Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

A Boy's Trade Letter. The following letter, written by a Bundaberg Schoolboy, has evidently co'me to me by mistake. Probably the postman, being unable to find the ad dress of the individual wanted—" The Clerk of the Weather"—put it into the Figaro box at the Post Office, under the impression that I could ferret him out. Or, the postman may have thought that I my self was the " Clerk of the Weather." Whether or no, here's the letter—genuine and bona fide Clerk of the Weather, " Sir.—Your small consignment of rain to hand. As we were entirely out of this line, the demand was brisk, and-we sold same on wharf. As there is a .great scarcity of that article throughout this district, we could dispose of large quantities to our mutual satisfaction. We have already booked large orders in this line, pending your next consignment, We may mention, in strict confidence, that Mr. John Fleming, of this town, will take 15 inches at 8|d. "In reference toyour large consignment of sun shine and dry we...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

JORDAN'S AUSTRALIAN .HOTEL, Corner of Queen and Albert Streets, Brisbane. BRISBANE ART EXHIBITION CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S CARDS. The Most Artistic Productions in the World. SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT NO EQUALS. CALL AND INSPECT THE ASSORTMENT. PRANG'S UNRIVALLED WORKS OF ' ART. Prices Extremely Low for Such Beautiful Goods. Ex.. S.S. QUETTA— . . TWENTY-TWO CASES, OF CHRISTMAS AND, WEDDJNG PRESENTS. Europe's Richest and Choiceat Monufeictures. D. A. B A L M E R, TEsrpi.B-BTJttDnr0S»,, G eorge and Queen Streets* BriBbane. fTTHEfollowing ? HOUSES • will , STAND at J_ Merrimac, Nerarig, this Season, viz.:— The Coaching. Stallion, MARQUIS OF GLEPL&NB, "Winner-of thirty (30) First Prizes in New South Wales and Queensland, never having been beaten in his class on any Show ground.. Terms: £5 5s. DENMARK Ba^, black points; half-brother to aboye horse Winner of First Prize Ipswich and Beenleigh. Teems: £3 3s. YOUNG CARMYLE, Pure Clydesdale, by the Victorian champion horse Carmyle, dam Kate, ...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

EX STEAMSHIP QUETTA, 181; P A G E A GE S. ; NOW READY FOB, INSPECTION. : THE ABOVE MAKE 1,270 PACKAGES OF NEW GOODS ALREADY TO If AND FOR THIS SEASON :i THE CREAM OF' THE FASHIONS. FIN NET. ISLES & C 0, Toys and Fancy Goods " NOW MARKED OFF; EEADY FOR INSPECTIOK 169 PACKAGES TOYS, FANCY GOODS,; NOVELTIES, &c. Visit our New Toyware Rooms, specially prepared for the Largest and Finest Assortment of abo^e goods ever j shown in Queensland, all selected direct from the makers by our own buyers ih the .Continental, American, and Eastern markets, combining the useful, ornamental, artistic, ;amusing, and edifying, to suit all tastes and FINNEY, ISLES & CO. FURNITURE DEPARTMENT: We solicit inspection of our F*rniture Department, in Adelaide street, ; , j " " ; OPPOSITE NOEMAL* SCHOOL, in which will be found A STOCK OF MEDIUM AND GOOD GENEEAL FTJENITUEE, In Modern Styles. ^ ^ , V.' Also, BEDSTEADS AND BEDDING* The Public will find a lairge quantity of furniture of the ...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Mr. Jefferies' Benefit. HANDEL'S "MESSIAH." [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

Mr- Jefferies' Benefit. Handel's "Messiah" The complimentary benefit given by the members of the Musical Union to their popular conductor, on Wednesday evening last, at the Theatre Royal, on which occasion the oratorio of the Messiah was repeated, was, in many respects, a flattering success. The house was a bumper, the instrumentalists and vocalists rolled up in great force, and the music was attacked with a precision reflecting the greatest credit upon the conductor's influence. It would be, perhaps, out of place to describe in detail the rendition of every number in this well-known oratorio, but special reference may be made to Mrs. Snow's beautiful singing of that solemn air,<f He was-despised," which brought rounds of applause; also to Miss Johnston's improved rendering of " Rejoice greatly," and to Miss Atkinson's " I know that my Redeemer liveth," which three efforts stood in strong relief as samples of superior amateur vocalisation. In " Comfort ye" and " Every Val...

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"FIGARO'S" AT HOME. "Oh! he hath drawn my picture in his letter!" —LOVE'S LABOR LOST. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 12 December 1885

: " FIGARO'S" AT HOME. " Ohl lie hath drawn my picture in his letter 1" —Lovi'b Labob Lost. Readers are invited to forward ea»ly in , telligenee of fashionable or social festivities, ir possible, accompanied "by fall description ■ of toilettes worn by ladies. Portraits of ladies, accompanied by names and addresses, _ twill also oe acceptable for reproduction. Those not considered suitable Will be im mediately returned* Strictest confidence Address, Social Editress, "Figaro" Office. ' Why weep ye by the tide, ladye ? The Qu«i»wland«ri8 out, Whyput it all aside, ladye. Whythus now sulk and pout P She waited till from office out, A ragamuffin dashes, , - • ■ And, off ehe went, at frienzied rout, With Figabo Chbistkas Flashkb. The rt Private Secretary" drew crowded houses from start to finish. On Friday evening, the 3rd 'instant, every conceivable seat wag occupied, and the > large and very fashionable audience were, at limes, almost convulsed with laughter. Sir Thomas and1 Lady Mf X...

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