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THE NAMES OF STREETS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 11 April 1864
THE NAMES OF STREETS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. Sir,- I have thought it would be a very great convenience if the City Council would cause the names of the streets to be put on the different buildings at the crossings thereof; or better &nbsp; still when the gas-lamps are placed on the streets, those at the corners might have the names painted on the glass, as I have seen done in one large city. A further great convenience would be the numbering of the houses and shops, and, as far as possible, to prevent future alterations, when buildings are erected where there are none at present, the numbers might commence at the south ends of those streets running nearly north and south, and &nbsp; at the east end of those running nearly east and west, and a certain number, say 100 or 200, allotted to each block. For instance, in Queen-street, corner of Wharf street, at the Bank of Australasia, commence with No. 1, and at the next street north begin with No. 101 (or 201 if ne...
The Courier. PUBLISHED DAILY. MONDAY, APRIL 11, 1864. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 11 April 1864
THE COURIER &nbsp; path PUBLISHED DAILY &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; MONDAY, APRIL 11, 1864 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The rapid multiplication of public houses in various parts of the interior is a fact which suggests the advisability of in- terposing some counteracting influence for the benefit of the shepherd, hutkeeper, stockman, and others of the labouring classes who pursue their avocations in the bush. Several months ago we invited public attention, through these columns, to the desirability of devising some means for encouraging and promoting habits of thrift and frugality amongst the class referred to, and ,we then made a suggestion that branch savings' banks should be established throughout the country. Various difficul- ties were foreseen by persons who canvassed the scheme, and its feasibility was doubted, but we do not recollect that any better method was proposed by our critics. The " elevation of the working cla...
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. (FROM OUR TELEGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENTS.) SYDNEY. April 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 11 April 1864
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. (FROM OUR TELEGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENTS.) &nbsp; ----- &nbsp; SYDNEY. &nbsp; April 9. &nbsp; The government of New Zealand have repudiated the Panama postal contract. The steamer James Paterson, bound for Rockhampton, put in at the Clarence River to repair damages. The examination of Gardiner, the bushranger, has been fixed for Friday next. It will be con- ducted in the gaol, and not at the Police Court. MELBOURNE. Sentence has been passed upon two of the late Directors of the Provident Institute. Hancock has been sentenced to nine months' imprisonment, and Sawell to six months. ADELAIDE. The first vessel for the Northern expedition has sailed for the Rendezvous. Flour is quoted at from £19 to £21 per ton. &nbsp; &nbsp; Shortly before four o'clock this morning, flames were seen issuing from the store of Mr. E. Fegan, grocer and spirit merchant of Queen- street. An alarm was .speedily given; but before any steps could be ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 11 April 1864
BIRTH. BOWEN.—On the 9th April, at Government House, Lady Bowen, of a son. MARRIAGE. &nbsp; HOLME—REEVE.—On the 6th April, at Rockhamp- ton, by the Rev. S. Savage, William Albert Holme, of Maryborough, to Marianna, second daughter of H. Reeve, Esq., of Sydney, late of Shady Camp, Cambridge, England. DEATH. LINDEN.—On the 9th April, at the residence of her father, Boundary-street, Brisbane, Constance, youngest daughter of Otto Linden, Esq., aged 5 months. &nbsp;
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 11 April 1864
ON KEDRON BROOK, About three miles from the City. PORTIONS of from 2 to 20 acres fronting the Brook (along which they extend for more than a mile from the Bridge), and abut- ting on the Main Road to the Pine River. - These lands may safely be declared to be un- surpassed in fertility'by any on this stream, &nbsp; &nbsp; which is so renowned for the purity and per- manence of its waters, and the richness of the soil on its banks. The intending agriculturist or horticulturist will discover here a promising sceno of operation, while the tradesman and artisan must discern in the Alain Rond front- ages a site for immediate engagement in busi- ness. As this description is without coloring, the &nbsp; land will bear the test of inspection by seekers &nbsp; of pleasant country quarters within walking dis- tance from the city. For sale hy G. W. M'KEAND, Queen-street, adjoining the Treasury. 2577 COTTAGE PROPERTY. 1710R SALE, TWO Threo-roomcd COT } TAGESj-situn...
SYDNEY SHIPPING. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
SYDNEY SHIPPING. [BY ELECTRIC TELEEGRAPH.] ARRIVALS. April 9.- Womora s.s., and Claud Hamilton s.s. , &nbsp; &nbsp; from Auckland : Kembla s., from the Clyde ; City of Melbourne s.s., from Melbourne. &nbsp; &nbsp; April 11-Clarence s., from Brisbane ; Kate, brig, from Adelaide. DEPARTURES. April 9.-Castle Howard, ship, for Shanghai ; Heather Bell, for Port Cooper ; Wonga Wonga s.s., &nbsp; &nbsp; for Melbourne. April 10.-Adrien, for Newcastle : Lorenzo Sabine, barque, for Brisbane ; Ashburton, for New Caledonia ; John Vanner, for Galle ; Queens- land, for the South Sea Islands ; Elizabeth and Mary for Shanghai ; Blue Bell, for South Seas ; Ida, for Petropavovski, Wild Wave, for Port Cooper.
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
SHIP MAILS. The mails, per the Queensland, for Maryborough, Gayndah, Gladstone, Rockhampton, and Port Denison, will be made up at the General Post- office, This Day, (Tuesday), as under : For registered letters, at 5 p.m. ; and for ordi- nary letters and newspapers, at 8 p.m.
METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. Taken at 9 a.m. MONDAY, APRIL 11. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. Taken at 9 a.m. MONDAY, APRIL 11. BRISBANE. – Barometer (corrected), 29.977 ; thermometer (shade), 71.6 ; ditto (dry bulb), 71.3 ; ditto (wet bulb), 68.6 ; force of wind, 1 ; cloud, 1. (Per Electric Telegraph.) SYDNEY. – Barometer (corrected), 30.091 ; ther- mometer (shade), 61.1 ; ditto (dry bulb), 62.0 ; ditto (wet bulb), 61.5; force of wind, 0 ; cloud, 10. WIND AND WEATHER. Brisbane, S.S.W., and fine ; Lytton, W., and fine ; Ipswich, calm and fine ; Laidley, calm and &nbsp; &nbsp; fine ; Toowoomba, calm and fine ; Drayton, S.W., and fine ; Warwick, calm and fine; Dalby, S.E., and fine ; Sydney, calm. Heavy rain for last 24 hours. Rain gauge, 6.50 inches. &nbsp;
THE LATE FIRE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BRISBANE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
THE LATE FIRE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BRISBANE COURIER. Sir, – I was at the late Fire about 4 o'clock, this morning, and with a few other gentlemen, assisted in doing all we could, to allay its progress, and I must here state, that, the invaluable services rendered us by the Water &nbsp; Police Inspector, and his men, also Sergeant Hawkes, and his men, are deserving of something &nbsp; more substantial than mere eulogestic praise, &nbsp; through a newspaper. There is no mistake, they worked bravely, and fearlessly, in most danger- ous positions, and to them, and them only, do I attribute the saving of considerable pro- perty, in Queen-street. I have seen a requisition &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; to the Mayor, calling a Public meeting, for a &nbsp; Water Supply &c., I hope at such meeting the services of the above named persons will be &nbsp; recognised suitably. SAMUEL DAVIS. ...
SOUTH BRISBANE SCHOOL OF ARTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
SOUTH BRISBANE SCHOOL OF ARTS. &nbsp; THE half-yearly general meeting of the mem- &nbsp; bers of the above institution was held last evening. The attendance was not so large as it was expected to have been. The chair was &nbsp; occupied by the President, Mr. A. J. Hockings. &nbsp; THE CHAIRMAN having briefly announced the objects of the meeting, called upon the Secre- tary to read the following report :– &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; "Half-yearly report of the South Brisbane &nbsp; &nbsp; Mechanics' Institute, for the half-year ending &nbsp; &nbsp; March 31st, 1864 : "Your committee on preparing the half- yearly report, find their labors light in conse- quence of the period which has elapsed since the annual meeting, being unmarked by any particular interest affecting the prosperity of the &nbsp; institute. "They, have, however, the satisfaction of reporting the receipt of the sum of £150 from the...
The Courier. PUBLISHED DAILY. TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1864. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
The Courier. PUBLISHED DAILY. TUESDAY, ArillL 12, ISO I. Some few weeks ago a very interesting lecture was delivered in Sydney, by Dr. Steel, on "The Homes of the People."' The subject was treated in a homely but able manner, showing that the lecturer was thoroughly acquainted with the various phases of life which are to be found in all large cities. It is too often the case that the condition of the lower classes is un- known to any except the few philanthropists who devote a considerable amount of their time and means towards alleviating the sufferings of their poorer brethren. The evil is acknowledged to exist, but the remedy is not suggested or applied. In- deed, poverty with the wretchedness, disease, and filth, which are too often as- sociated with it, is looked upon by the majority as inevitable in a largely popu- lated city. That it will continue to exist there is no doubt, but it behoves the Government of every country to take pre- cautionary measures for divesting it of th...
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. The usual meeting of tho Municipal Council was held yesterday afternoon. The wholo of the members wero present. t MINUTES. The minutes of tho previous meeting were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was read from Dr. Hobbs, ofTerin» stone nnd earth to the corporation for tho in° tended widening of Queen-street, near to Petrie's Bight. A letter was read from Mr. Tcevan, asking permission to erect hoarding in AVharf-street. With rcferenco to the application, the Mayor stated Hint the Polico Magistrate had cnilcd upon bim, and staled that ho had received many applications to erect hoarding, but ho desired to reguhito any permission he might givo by tho advice of tho council. Tho Mayor was in- structed to inform Mr. Teevan that his request was granted, provided he kept within tho bonn bury of Hie footpath. " A letter was read from Mr. Coote, enclosing a certificate, with reference to the amount due lo the contractor for the Town Hall. Also, a let- ter from t...
CORRESPONDENCE. THE CASE OF PILOT DRING. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BRISBANE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
CORRESPONDENCE. THE CASE OF PILOT DRING. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BRISBANE COURIER. SIR,–I beg leave to enclose herewith a copy of petition to the Governor, and letter to the Treasurer, referring thereto with his answer ; also, certificate from Captain Newall, of the ship Star of England, showing that he does not blame me for the ship getting on shore, but Mr. Heath's buoys. After perusing these papers, sir, I think you will see the reason why the pilot service of this port is not sought after. I, a master mariner of 35 years service, with- out the first black mark on my certificate, can be dismissed from the pilot service, and thereby my character ruined without a trial, by a set of men who cannot possibly know anything of the matter ; for, as you have rightly observed, it is fourteen years since Captain Coley was at sea, and I am credibly informed that it's quite as long since Mr. Heath was there as an officer, and as he was never entrusted with the com- &nbsp; mand of a ship,...
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. (FROM OUR TELEGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENTS.) SYDNEY. April 11. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. (FROM OUR TELEGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENTS.) SYDNEY. April 11. THE news of the fire at Brisbane has caused &nbsp; great excitement. &nbsp; The steamer James Paterson struck on a rock off the Solitaries, and as she was leaking &nbsp; badly, put into Grafton for the purpose of being repaired. &nbsp; Markets are quiet, in anticipation of the English mail. The Telegraph has left for Brisbane. MELBOURNE. Flour is quoted at a nominal price. IN consequence of the fire which occurred yesterday morning, the sixteen monthly meeting &nbsp; of the Queensland Building Society, advertised for last evening, was postponed till Wednesday &nbsp; evening. THE half-yearly meeting of the members of the South Brisbane School of Arts was held last evening in the hall of that institution. The half-yearly report of the committee, which was of a very satisfactory nature, was adopted, and two new committee-men were elected - Messrs. Benn and M'Intyre...
COMMERCIAL. COURIER Office, Monday evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
COMMERCIAL. COURIER Office, Monday evening. The following is a return of the stocks in bond on the 8th instant :- Brandy, 9057 gallons ; rum, 18,159 gallons ; whisky, 12.098 gallons ; geneva, 3342 gallons ; gin, 2582 gallons ; liqueurs, 950 gallons ; perfumed spirits, 118 gallons ; spirits of wine 158 gallons ; wine, 16,304 gallons ; tobacco, 34,669 lbs. ; cigars, 1174 lbs. ; opium, 69 lbs. ; tea, nil ; coffee and chicory, nil ; snuff, 71 lbs. ; sugar, raw, 25 tons ; ditto, refined, nil. By the Yarra Yarra, which arrived last even- ing, we havo files from Sydney to the 7th in- stant. The commercial news is unimportant. From Melbourne we have news to the 4th of April. The Age says :- &nbsp; The import market shows signs of improvement. Numerous country buyers have been in the market to-day, and a very considerable business has, in consequence, been transacted. The demand for congou teas has been large. Sales have been &nbsp; effected of descriptions ranging from 1s, 1...
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION THIS DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION THIS DAY. MESSRS. TRUNDLE & CAMERON, at 12 o'clock, at the residence of the late W. Harten- stein, German Station : 200 head Cattle, Agri- cultural Implements. MR. A. E. ALEXANDER, at 11 o'clock, at the Bank Auction Rooms: Twine, Wines, &nbsp; &nbsp; Brandy, Oilmen's Stores. &nbsp; MR. W. H. KENT, at 2 o'clock, at the Reposi- tory, South Brisbane: Books, Wearing Apparel, Horses, and Saddlery.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
Auction Sale's. THIS DAY. To Shopkeepers, Dealers, and Others. 3 CASES ASSORTED TAYENE. AE. ALEXANDER has received instruo . tions to sell by public auction, at the Bank Auction Booms, on TUESDAY, April 12, ut 11 , o'clock, Twine in balls Shop Twine Three-strand Mullet Ti! ino Tea Twino Fancy Shop ditto Best Assorted Clicmists' ditto Twine in 1 lb. balls, and a largo assortment ,, of other different sizes. In lots to suit purchasers. Terms at sole. 3295 * THIS DAY. PORT WINE CASES MUSTARD ?WEIGHING MACHINE, &c. AE. ALEXANDER has received iustruo . tions to sell by public auction, at the Bunk Auction Rooms, on TUESDAY, April 12, at 11 o'clock, 20 cases Port AATine, duty paid 50 cases Brandy, ditto and in bond . 10 cases Mustard 30 cases Cider 20 boxes Caudles 10 boxes Fancy Soap. Also, Avery's weighing machine, nearly new. Tenus at sale. 320G THIS DAY. Unreserved Sale at South Brisbane, at 2 o'clock. WH. KENT has been fai orcd with in . structions to sell by auction, at tho R...
DISASTROUS FIRE IN QUEENSTREET. FOURTEEN SHOPS DESTROYED. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
nsw DISASTROUS FIRE IN QUEEN -STREET. &nbsp; &nbsp; FOURTEEN SHOPS DESTROYED. At an early hour yesterday morning Bris- bane was roused by the dreadful clangour of the fire alarm bell. The worst apprehensions &nbsp; that could have possessed the mind of the newly-awakened hearer, whose sympathies were doubtless quickened by the remembrance of recent public disaster, must have been realised when he beheld the evidence of the visitation which has succeeded with such fear- ful rapidity to the flood. From the middle of the city dense -volumes of smoke rose and ob- scured the sky, while a lurid glow overspread all beneath. Presently the surrounding heights were brilliantly illuminated as flames shot up- wards with startling fierceness, informing all observers that fire had gained the mastery in our very midst. It was between three and four o'clock when every street and bye-way was alive wth hurrying citizens of both sexes and all ages, directing their steps to the ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
NEAVCASTLE COKE. WELL adapted for Kitchon Stoves, Coffee Roasfcrs, &c. H. S. GRENFELL, Quccn-strcet, North Brisbano. 1000 A LAUNCESTON FLOUR. PRTME SAMPLE on hand. II. S. GRENFELL. 1007 On AAA HOBART TOWN PAL* ÄVjUUU INaS. Price, 18s. por Hundred. H. S. GRENFELL. 1008 400 ADELAIDE FLOUR. BAGS superfino Adelaido FLOUR, ex Sarah Pilo ¡ daily expected. COLIN MUNRO, Mury-streot. ENGLISH ALE. -I f\f\ HOGSHEADS of Dawson's, AVhit _1A-/V-J brenda, mid Neill mid Mellish's PALE ALE, at £5 5s. lo £5.15s. For Salo by COLIN MUNRO, 2093 Mary-street. rnnE undersigned has for sale. 75 hogsheads Allsopp's No. 3 Palo Alo (new brow) 20 ditto Litchfield Alo (now* brow) 200 casks Truman's Stout, XXX 100 ensos Tennnnt's Alo, T CO hogsheads Buss' No. 3 Palo Ale. Also, Tea, in chests, half-chests, and boxes Hysonskin nnd Young Hyson CO toiiB Patna Rico Muuritius Sugars Invoices of Ouincn's Stores Ditto Cocoanut Fibro Ditto Ceylon Huwser Rope, assorted sizes Ditto Ironmongery. JAMES S. MORT, 3331 J...