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Public Meeting at North Rockhampton. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 16 January 1875
Public UeeUngat North Rockhampton. Pcbst/axt to notice a public meeting was held last Satnrday afternoon, at S o'clock, at tike BtnaetvxOe Hotel, North Rocthampton, witii reference to the erection, of a bridge oner the Fiijxoy. .About forty ptafltms wcic ptusuu^ bat many had been misled by the advertise ment, calSng tire ir»ffi'*g, which stated the hoar to be S p.m. instead of 2 p.m., and con sequently the muster was not bo large as mifiht otherwise have been expected. Mr. G&bios BtEKBBCK being called upon to preside, dated tihat tiie object of the meeting was to sngECEt and propose measures whereby a bridge midl be made over the Fitzroy. On behalf of Mr. P. F. tmt~WW»]«.. M.L1, who had been, expected to occupy £u? position of chairman at tiat meeting, he had to say that he QSx. Macdonald) couM not possibly attend, having made prior arrangement to visit Bris bane/^ To shew, however, that the honorable member fbr Btackafl was decidedly in favour of tine movement, he would cal...
TALES AND SKETCHES. On Photographs. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 16 January 1875
TALES AND SKETCHES. , On Photographs. Photoobames sob pieces of esrd-basrd about toe size of playing-cards. They are not, however, half so pretty as play ing-cards. I never saw one anything like as fine as the king of hearts. A man ones told me that Photoeranhs often represent queens of hearts, but I nerer saw one with such fine colours and bright backs as the cards in a two and sixpenny pack, with die goldand blne crossbars. Photographs are likenesses of people or children. Here are also Photographs of places, bat no one can ever find out the places of which the Photographs are the ffliniii'Mnrj- So these are not worth frdlring of. He people who p . their Photographs taken are judges, uon-tamen, members of parliament, men who write poems and plays, kings, Siamese twins, singing men and women, race-horses, unmarried workmen, generate and other murderers, giants, officers, downs, and men in nm versniea. Joiges are always pot in Photographs with their wigs on. A man once told me dial:...
The Two German Crusocs. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 16 January 1875
The Two German Crusoes. Is the «««..«. about midway between the coast of South America sad die Ope of Good Hope, in 37 fagrtm^ min simth ir***'^, - lean Maude in ids neighbourhood. JleChal 0h«-. HJL shin, commanded by Captain ^Wra, no* ana aaentific expedition, reached XbMu da Ounhe late at night, on the l*th October 18?S. Heat morning, a landing was ?effected, and the island, -kith is nineteen or twenty inSee in drcumfcreorr, was found to oars a settlement of eighty souls in all. The history of tin little colony is curious. In ISIS, a company of British artillery n sta tioned on the island, with a tow to keep watch ! ?on Napoleon Bonaparte, tben in captivity at 8t Haters. It snnn almost ridicolous to hare Jakes this precaution, for 8t Betas is about thirteen hundred miles distant, and one wooU think the guard could ban been of no aval Ferhsps it mi thought, that in toe ?aiioo» mad schemes fc rescue nTapoleon, Tristan da Ounha might have been Blade a bate of operations. When the ffl...
NOTES ON THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 16 January 1875
I NOTES ON THE WEEK, f The nora-side gentlemen, most of wirnn are BjnattBts or eeiectors, have givm tangible proof of tiie neeentty, in their opinion, of tte langtaJked-of bridge across the Rtnoyffiyex. They have agreed to become remons&Ie f or tbe interest on tne outiav, nnil arPIMHiiinfl. we presnme, to aign a. joint andTaevcsaL vrtaxuxboe I»«'J tm nrrr^ ****! f**p f*Tl*^*T* i*tw«» from loss in Hie event of Uae Government, mrfjrt.bing tie construction of the triage. Tim is at least 'ninety,'1 and audit to weigh ewen with an advene JBnktry. AndOare ia. one point to wnki pMticoUr attention mast. be directed. There is not a BofHiamti ton man M«irifi«l wits this new bridge movement. The agiratocs are aU either - sqaaitera or settlers on the lind, and there ie not a single 'sreedy townsman' amongst them. ' In bet, Hie new-light bridge men hare been hading tibeir oratoncal thnndczbnlte and new^nporiai peOets ^aumt &e 'aDotii- sidexs, or Bocknampton men, en &b ^ot...
The [?] SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1875. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 16 January 1875
SATURDAY, JAKTJAHY 16, 1875. Among die scenes and groups of charac ters which the bright imagination of Charles Dickens has pourtrayed, there is none more genial than Mr. Wabdle's Christmas party, at which the immortal Pickwick was the hononred guest The jovial Mr. Wardle r.in«yir Mr. Tup. max and the Spinster Acnt. Ml Winkle and his Arabella, are characters that leave pleasant memories, and call up feelings of regret that their prototypes have passed away. Bat in view of certain modem requirements stSI keener regret is felt at the loss of ,two other -haracrer5 that the great novelist has painted in vivid colours. When shall we meet with vorthy n-iin-s^Tiratig^ac of the rosy, neat, good-tempered, and faithml Bar bara — model of housemaids — and the chivalrous 'Sajiivel,' who combined the most conscientious service with the devotion of a. friend- Possibly, servants as exceptionally good as these may be met vim, when masters and mi«jT»-»a^; are found to be as considerate as the great ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 16 January 1875
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS. BIRTH. WAFER.- At Charleyvue, on the 10th January, the wife of M. Wafer, of a daughter. MARRIAGE. TOOKER— ROWLANDS— On December 16, at St. Paul's, by the Rev.R. Leigh, Mountifor Giles Tooker, of Lentra Station, Maryborough, third son of Major Tooker, Inniscarra House, Cork, Ireland, to Frances Catherina, only daughter of the late Charles Henry Rowlands, solicitor, Hobart Town, and granddaughter of the late Thomas Wood Rowlands, barrister of the Inner Temple. No Cards.
TIME TABLE. TORRES STRAIT MAIL SERVICE—1875. Approved by the [?] General of Queensland. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 23 January 1875
TDDg TABUB. TORRES STRAIT VAIL SERVICE— 187B. Approved by the Postmaster-Ceneral of (teeensland. mWAED. *, iwijIm. m.avrjiL. wu^asT «mui S^Hnt^I-^Ell^SK SS- ^ ~~~1 isLs ? 5 1^.1 ' -?£ —?-*- rliy nn i isaHiaT' T WIWIBD. r—,!!- „ ? 1 lOBOSa trffi .lABOSa Cfa ??^w naaxperB. ^ s^iaW. ' taaskaMSHn nmr.Vtpjm.Uc^.iapj^^, t ««. --, 1 jus. is&=^r^^SrJ=tb^^, f TIanii nVrrt r*'-?— i » mm**' » *fm ? 1 lpnT___U-jstai ? 3^Apru__ S *yrfi ^s May iaj*|^f TfWaj* ^^m^^ a Axguit ? IS Beptember' S *ntat ? Ujlxiat _a fleptembat 1£ Bspmnfacr SO September Uneptandiar 20 nansVw. TTiMiln f^ October _M»»eniber 1 October _unetaber _1B SbnmberUSimsibarSSonBbar eSsoniabar U *' j jltouaer .a^^rn ? IMP.aidO.Iacka Mm Cttas raalntttkasn inpanvbn, ln-a»of -»rUMT4™l, b«ot amtood manaKananiiBBte ttaiesMisill»P.«ndO.]zkk- ?orbeiAapBBm. llotast tetemibUncIorecima maboniahUanerarrlHI sregeoulsna packet than woidd amenrtae be neasawr.
ENGLISH SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 23 January 1875
EXGLLSH SrUPPISG. (TFK*» tie Borne Set* ) Arrivals.— November 3» Star Queen, from Brisbane. Departures.— November 7, New Era, ship, from Liverpool, for Brisbane. Kovember 9, Oara, auip, from Gravesend, for Brisbane. November 14, Cover of the Seas, tram Gnvesend, for Brisbane. Ctscibras.— The Duchess of ArgyB, from Shields to Sydney, was detained in & Downs, owmg to tiw crew rehnong to proceed -n ti»e plea of the vessel ''l-'^ too much water. The Star Queen, from Brisbane, reporte having experienced Terr heavy weather, during wuich she List starboard fife-boat. The ftoodee, from Liverpool to Melbourne, put into HcAr head an. the 13th instant, with steering gear disabled. ? As Indianapolis fireman claims tDeeham r'««h«p in melon-estmg. In nre hours and three-quuten be ate 175 water melons, and stranger sKu, he lives to tell the talc
COMMERCIAL. CAPRICORNIAN OFFICE, Friday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 23 January 1875
COMMERCIAL f CiTEioouxiiS Oract, Friday Evening. Bcsbzsb during the week has beat com paratively doll, especially the latter half of it, bnt tew wholesale panels of goods having changed hinds, whOe flu retaatndehis been somewbatbelowlastweek'sstxndard. Carriers axe jjlprr'**'*, and report the^country in first class ~ r~*M'' mr traveSmg, Jftn-j* the roads in parte are somewhat heavy. About 375 bales of wool have been received in town since Saturday last, and the fallowing rates of carriage are supplied. To Sprmgsrae, £12 each way ; to Oennont, £10 to £11, sod £11 return; to Tambo, £20 to £22, aod£Ufo £16 return; to Bhrkall, £53 to £35, and £15 to £17 return. ?Here is very lade to report in tie stock and station market, beyond a few small gates of cattle, at current rates. Toe following quantities of -wool hare been received in town during the week:— By John Eeadnck and Ca: 88 bales, E. Wilson over Logan Downs ; 39 bates, GForer Peak Downs. By Wood and Wood: 38 bates, M; U bales, M ov...
A Great Railway. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 23 January 1875
A Brest Bailmaj. (FnmOe lima.) Captatk Tyler's report on the Erie Rail way and its connections has been issued, and presents a tolerably ^nmrJ*3*** view of ihe condition of rtw* road. His sentence. The £rie Railway possesses a great traffic region which bad manage nught still hold its own, but a great deal of money mnst be expended before die line can do its work wdL fjptgm Tyler estimates die requirements for renewal of bridges alrmi* within the next three years at some .£270,000. He does not estimate the cost of the other uiialk nwAfi tn matp fhf» 1m** efficient closely, but a few facts win show that it cannot be slight We pick them almost at random. Only 178 miles oat oT the total tracts of 950, which may be con sidered as constituting the main lm«*. are laid with steel rails ; die rest are fithtv iron or the composite steel-headed rail ; which is, perhaps, worse dian iron. The fine is not of unifbnn gmiMi* throughout, it is double nere and there, bet nowhere continuously from a ...