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THE QUARTER'S REVENUE [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
THE QTJABTEB'S REVENUE. CowrABATtvE SStatehent of the Consoli dated Bevenne of the Colony of Queens land, and of the Special Funds paid into tbe Treasury, at Brisbane, during tbo Quarters ended Slst March, 1863, and 31st March, 1864:— ?c^mcac jQ^rta-EnartJQoaitoBndrf EicajT SlstMarci, 3W Mich, 1863. ISM. Ccstojis— £ *. d. £ s. d. Spirit* ? 13,556 7 10 18J0S9 IS 7 Wine ? J^Stl IT i 1/512 4 S Ale 1'oitvr, and Deer, of nil sorts ? 375 16 7 488 O 4 Tobacco ? 3.575 19 11 4,698 12 3 To* ? 1.676 0 3 1,115a 12 3 Siuar and Molasses ... £^3*0 1 T 2,575 19 10 Cofcr, Chocolate, and Cocoa ? Ul» ! 283 3 S Opium ? U3U 3 162 7 6 25,354 9 11 S.S58 15 10 rroeeedsof Load Sales. £30.Q0& 13*. 54.; W Itentsorbuid ? 4,601 S 7 S.1SS 11 11 Ditto in Agricultural __ « . ttcsrces JZ ? 152 13 9 3S3 5 10 AKsmnncnl on Rons — 30 0 O W 30 O Feeuas ? | g,S69 0 7 3.501 8' 3 Ljcexses— To Ariiolniale Spirit Dalm ? I 1,180 0 0 1,160 O 0 To mt Ember, Mate lWctf, &c ? SB 0 0 689 0 O ToAortimierre ? 50 0 o ...
ROCKHAMPTON. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
ROCKHAMPTOU. We have Northeni news in the E. Bulletin to the olh instant. The fuelinff against tiiB nreseut Jlinistrv seems to he rampant as ever on the banks of the Fitzroy ; iudeed. it is asipiificaut fact that every journal in this colony — onr friends tlie Guardian auJ Q. Times, ofeourze. excepted — is loua m in its complaints agaiust the Herbert cabal on the score or local grle vanres, and glaring abuses, and shameless disregard for the in terests 'f the people. It is nut easy to comprehend thtt inducement which satisfies four men to persist in 'holding office, while from all quarters a storm of reprobation la hurled at their heads. Tliere must be assuredly some potent spell, some foul charm of the Black Art, iu their ministerial crumb, thus to reader this preeions quartette en totally Wind to the re»l ignomiuy of tlieir positiun. In their hands. Constitutional Government is becoming a decided farce. Popular indignation in the North thus finds vent iu tho leading columns of onr...
THE GALE, THE FLOOD. AND THE CONSEQUENCES. BRISBANE. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
She gale, the flood, and the consequences. BRISBANE. As we anticipated U out last issue, the equinoctial gale, in a few honrs brought down the much dreaded visitor that has been threatening us for the last month. The event may tie regarded as one of those dread calamities which cannot he forestalled liy human skill or precaution,— when the fearful forces of nature are let loose upon the earth, and the pony works oT art are shivered aud swept any in overwhelming tHestroctton. The storm may be said to have com menced on Thursday at mid-day, and it gradually increased in violence until about tiro o'clock on Saturday morning. when it culminated in a hurricane before which houses, trees, chimneys, and a host of other obstructions fall in prostrate ruin. The wind was not a steady wind; it blew not with a consistent ferae enabling objects to brace themselves, as. it were, against its extensive violence. Bat it came on in gosts sudden and fearful. like the continued shock of a cannonade or ...
IPSWICH. Tuesday Morning. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
IPSWICH. fFBOX ODE OWN COB.RE5POKDEHT.1 Tuesday Morning. To describe the various scenes attendant on the late disastrous flood wonld not only be a task of much difficulty, bnt at the same time be- far from conveying to the reader anything like the reality; therefore, I will only give s brief sketch of what Uas oc curred. Late on Friday evening last the rain came down in torrents, and continued throughout the jugbt mceompjm«4»-«»» Ugfe wind, » sure foreboding of a rise in the river soon, especially as it had been raining more or less during the two previous days. On the morrow, as we expected, the river had risen to an nnusnal height, and still continued to do so with a rapidity that nut only created the fears of those who possessed stores on tbe bank, but seriously alarmed many whose dwellings were threatened with destruction sooner or later. At an early hour families might have been seen quitting their abodes — some in camps surrounded by their household goods ; and in many cases o...
SYDNEY MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
STDNET MABItETS. Sydney papers are to band, per Telegraph, to the 11th instant, from the 5. M. Herald of the 9th instant, we extract the following resume of trade: — ' There has been a slight improvement in business thif- week, but our markets generally are dull and without any move ment. There ii no anxiety at present to enter into speculative transactions, and importers being more desirous of realising where lane sales are mane, a reduction in price Ins generally been submitted to. Adelaide is qnoted at £23 to £24 per ton ; wheat, 8s to 8s 6d per bushel. Spirits an generally dull of sale, with tbe exception of ram. which is a little higher; large sales or 30 a. p. having been made at 3s 3d to Ss 4d, and small lots as high as Ss 6d. Sugars are vary dnll of sale. In tlie present state of die market we cannot give correct quota tions. In teas, there have been some small ?ales' for country orders at full prices. Bice is dull of sale, and freely offered at £22 per ton. Candles an not e...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE North AUSTRLIAN Office, Friday Evening [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
(Suuiwtrrial gntellidtiue Nobth Acsieauak Office, Friday Eveuinc Is our March Summary for Europe, we reported a general depression of trade, from the then prevailing inclemency of the wea ther. For some fourteen days immediately succeeding the period of that issno, the same unsettled state of skies continued, which, coupled with a flood, almost unparalleled in the history of the colony, rendered business. if possible, still more stagnant. The wea ther of the last two weeks of the month has, however, been settled in character, and boEi -ness has just begun to assume its wonted activity. This week, the change has been mostinarked. and but for tbe unfortunate occurrence of a fire of great magnitude, we should have to report a com plete ' restoration of our commercial spirit and buoyancy. Communication with the interior is now perfectly restored, and supplies of stock and produce, which were delayed by the impassable state of the roads, are now being freely sent in. The March returns of...
WIND AND WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
W1SD AND WEATHER. April 14.— Brisbane, S.S.W., fine and cool ; Ly tton, S.W., and fine ; Ipswich, W., fine; Laidley, calm and fine; Toowoomba, calm aud fine: Drayton, S S.E., and fine; Warwick. S , and fine ; Dalby, S., and fine ; Sydnej', N.W., and fine. April 15.— Brisbane, S.S.W., and cloudy; L3-tton, S.W., and cloudy; Ipswich, S.. and fine ; Laidley, calm and fine ; Toon-oomba, calm nnd fine; Drayton, S. by E., fine; Warwick, S.E., light rain ; Dalby. S., and fine ; Sydney, S.W., raining, the rain gauge standing the last twenty-four hours at -119.
METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. Taken at 9 a.m. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. ? Taken at 9 a.m. Anril 14— Brisbane, barometer (coi »»».7t 49-841 - thermometer (shade). 70-O; ditto \£ talb). ««j *- (wet bulb). 62-8; f°^rilf15i-Bri8bane!baromoter(corrected). OQTO5- thermometer, (shade). 714-. ditto drybuih,71-3; ditto (wet bulb j, 663; force «r _in-1. S : cloud, 8. „ ? ^ EI^OTBIO TELEQB&PH.] April 14. — Sydney, barometer (cmrected), 29-957 * thermometer (shade), G7'0 ; ditto (dry bnlb), 62 9 ; ditto (wet bolb). Gl-7 ; cloud. 10. April 15.— Sydney, barometer (corrected), 29957: thermometer (shade), 67-0; ditto (dry bulb), 629; ditto (wet bulb). Gl-7 ; cloud, 10.
No title [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
'THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN' is » portly soci»l mud political organ. It bdieres in a great destiny lor tliie nitunllr rich «nd letutiful land; and it also beliercs tbat nothing can contiibnto ,o poirerrully to the speedy attaiument of that destiny us union amongst all section; and classes or iU peorle. This nnion is attainable only on one condition— Equality of Rights. The ' Koptb AOSTRl mx'will.luerefore,as irell for tlie advancement ol tbe colouy, «s becauws the principle is intrinsically jurt, advocate equal Civil, Religious, and Political RijiilsforalleoUKiists, irrespective of every considers ion as to Creed or Country. It believes Uie Constitution of Uw tolony wucn fairly interpreted, fully developed and allowed free action, to lie in its liberality tbo most suiUWo to our condition that could be devised. It will therefore, uphold the Constitution in its integrity and oppose all changes in it, except such «s are pro duced by its own adaptation and growth. It will condemn equally the ...
ROCKHAMPTON. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
BOCKHAMPTON. f From tbe Bulletin and Argtu.) The following particulars of the recent floods in the Fiiz Boy and itsbutariet tris, appear in the Bulletin's issue of the 22nd instant : — Saturday broke brilliantly, thesun bcatine hotly down and silvering the vast sheets of water environing the town. Owing to the sloppy state of the ground the evaporation was excessive, and the atmosphere cave that heavy, warm, oppressive sensation with which the Bengalee is familiar. Still, spite of heat and clamminess, the pulse throbbed fast at tbe change, nod acquaintances meet ing conveyed tlieir first congratulations on »tion~ though towards evening a. few muricy clouds in the south-east and a driving scud prompted serioun m»gi--n.8» — » '?« «»'?-- row. Night brought a bitter change, the unwelcome and familiar pattering of the rain prompting many an anxious reference to Saxby and his now fauied predictions. Monday morning dawned bleak and driz zling, not a decided shower, but a steady obstinate k...
BURNETT [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
BUBHETT. The B. Argut of the 28th nltimo, pnbUsbcs the subjoined account of the late flood in tbe Burnett and its feeders : — After a brief cessation the rains again set in. with renewed vigor,, on Wednesday, tlie 17th, and continued up till Friday morning following.— one continuous downpour. The Burnett Biver liad scarcely bad time fa nmier cnmiHisure from the crreat turbu )ency«f tlie last flood, ere it was again agitated by another and a stronger flood. Tlie great expanse of water, — the many strange objects flying down the roaring and strelehing along the back of the town and over tbe fiats intervening between Beronne and tVoodmillan, — the unusual sight of a pleas ure-party in a boat on the watersover (hose flats, — of a visit by another boat party to close upon Mount Cyrus, — the burned pre parations being mode by some of the inha bitants who live npou the banks of tbe river for tlie worst that might befall them. — every hour foreshadowing Jmnendinjt poril, — «mi t-T tlie immi...
MARYBOROUGH [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
MABYBOROCGH. We extract the following account of the flood in the Mary Biver from tho Mary borough Chronicle's supplement of the 21st instant :— We have to chronicle the greatest flood thnt has visited these parts since first the white man settled here, and we are f.orry to add the most disastrous, tbongli tho fall extent of that disaster is not yet known to us. At present all that is known to us is of Maryborough aud its immediate vicinity. We shall have to wait fur tidings from the up-country before we can publish a full re cord of the calamitous event, our notes now will be therefore brief. For some weeks past there has been daily a heavy rainfall, and on one occasion tbe water rose high enough in the river to over flow its bank, and flood the lowest of tbe lands adjacent to tlie river, but the extent and consequent damage on this occasion n-as bnt small, and two or three days of cue clear weather at the beginning of last week led us to hope that ilUu-»r of * flood tbis season wa...
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
DESTRUCTIVE FIEE. ONE of the most serious fires which has oc- curred in the history of the colony broke ott on Queen-street yesterday morning about four o'clock. Sergeant Lang, of the police force, was on duty at the time, and discovered smoke issuing from the roof of the premises of Mr. E. W. Fegan, wine and spirit merchant. He immediately gave the alarm, and shortly afterwards the entire constabulary force, then in barracks, were on the spot, the fire bell in the mean time being kept incessantly ringing. The town and its environs was soon in a state of alarm, and almost the entire population of the north side were quickly on the spot. In the mean time the flames, fed by the in- flammable fuel in the store, spread with frightful rapidity, and a forked tongue of fire shot high above the houses surmounted by a dense volume of smoke. In a short time Sergeant Hawkes arrived with a detachment of the 12th Regiment, and several members of the Volunteer Artillery were also in atten- dance,...
ARRIVAL OF THE PRINCE CONSORT. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
ARRIVAL OF THE PRINCE CONSORT. The Black Ball Liner Prince Consort, Captain Aicheson, commander, arrived in Hervey's Bay on Wednesday, the 30th of March, after a very fair run from Ply- mouth, which port she left on the 24th of December last. Her captain report that he was for three days beating about Plymouth, and only passed the Eddystone Light- house on the 27th. Thence till he arrived off Moreton Island on the 21st of March, he &nbsp; &nbsp; had a continuance of fair winds and favor- able weather. The passage hence to Her- vey's Bay is described as having been dirty and disagreeable — the ship having to beat about under contrary winds to Wednesday morning. The Montrose, from Liverpool to Sydney, thirty-two days out, and all well on board, was spoken during the passage. The Prince Consort received her cargo and portion of her passengers in the East India Docks, London, which she left to move down to Gravesend on the 13th December. Her passengers amounted on starti...
NOTES AND NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 April 1864
IfOTSS .AJCOVD JSTEWS. Ocra Summary issued to-day, for trans mission from the colony, is the largest newspaper hitherto published in Queens land. Much might be said concerning its compilation and contents to interest the carious ; but labouring nnder tho dis advantage of ' blowing onr own trumpet,' to us auvtbinir bat a congenial occupation. n shall content ourselves by observing on one fact, of which so large a publication is an evidence. Four years and a half ago, it was difficult to find sufficient information of importance in Moreton Bay, to fill four pages of a weekly journal ; now, a conden sation of such news as was then furnished fills twelve pages in a month. In other worths, making allowance forthe summarised form of the information, the news of the colony has increased more than four fold. The past month ha* no doubt been exceptional, in supplying a larger mass of intcrestiug information than is usual, and we could not promise to keep up so balky a record of each month; b...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 19 April 1864
gaits 1% garfiim. TUESDAY, APBIL 19. The Surgical Instruments being now landed ex the flying Cloud, the medical pro fession, surgeons, druggists, dentists, veterinary surgeons, are invited to in spect them previous to the sale at the Booms of the undersigned. The great improvements these instruments repre sent in medical science and surgery — the splendid and complete assortment of everything needful for the medical practitioner, will prove of the utmost interest to the profession at large. A E. ALEXANDER has received in f\m stmctions to sell by pnblic anction, at Bank Anction Rooms, on TUESDAY, 19th April, at 11 o'clock, 2 cases surgical instruments, ex Flying Clond, in first class order and con dition. Terms at sale. FBIDAY. JUNE 10. THE DAT AFTER THE IPSWICH BACES. At tlic Government Quarantine Paddock, South Brisbane, at 3 p.m. sharp. Valuable Importation of 98 Pare Bred Negretti Bams, 2 to 3 years old SO Thorough-bred Negretti Eves, and IS Thorough-bred Negretti Bams. Just arri...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 19 April 1864
^.bDtttiscmcnt. rilBE COHSIEECIAL BANKING COM |_ PANY OF SYDNEY. Incorporated by Act of Council. Paid up capital ... £320.000 Bcscrved Fund ... 6S.O00 HEAD OFFICE. OIBECTOBS : Hon. Charles Kemp, Esq^M.LC, Chairman Richard Jones, Esq.., Deputy-Chairman Edward Knox, Esq. | George King, Esq. Thomas Skinuer, Esq. iuniTOES : Charles Smith, Esq. | H. E. A. Allan, Esq. mikagee: Kobert Napier, Esq. soucrroBs: Messrs. Want and Slide. John Gilchrist, Esq., \ TH™«.Mr« Frederick Parbury. Esq.. | ''rectors. Edwin Brett, Esq., Manager. BBANCHES IN NEW SOUTH WALES. * Morpeth \ Albory Wollongong Maitland Queenheyac liiama Cooma Lambing Flat Parramatta Orange Bathnnst Carcoar. '? BBANCHES IK QUEENSLAND. _ Brisbane— B- W. McKeflar, Esq., Acting Manager. Maryborough— T. H. Page, Esq., Manager. AGENTS IN OTHER COLONIES. Melbourne and Elsewhere in Victoria— The Bank of Vi doris, and National Bank of Australasia. Hobart Town— The Bank of Van Diemen's Land. Launceston— The Bank of Van Diemen's Land. Adela...
ADELAIDE. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 19 April 1864
ADELAIDE. The Register of ttic oth iust.int savs : — There is nothing fresh to notice in 'Hour. Prices, £20 to £22 per ton. Wheat is not so firm. A sale is reported at 7s '-id p.-r bushel for exports, but buyers generally refas-: to give more than 7s. 'This latter figure is the town price also.