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Scientific Items. HANDRAILING. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
Scientific Items. HANDRAILING. The first person who printed any directions concerning the mode of forming a wreath rail, was Mr. Francis Price, surveyor to the Cathe-&lt;*> dral Church of Salisbury. In the first half of the last century he published a work entitle^ "The British Carpenter," in which the wreath, rail was mentioned. This work' was deotieatlpd":* to the Earl of Hertford, and the titlepage bore the following certificate:—"Having perused this treatise of carpentry, compiled by Mr.""^ Francis Prioe, we think it a very useful and in* structive piece, and as such recommend it 0' every one concerned in works of that kind.— V, &lt;£ Hawksmoor, John James, James Gibbs." Notwithstanding the approval of these Celebris ties, Mr. Prioe's work was superseded in the \ public esteem by that of Mr. Peter Nicholson, '*, who, in "The Carpenter's New Guide," laid down a plan by which wreathed handrail* round circular and elliptic well-holes could be squared upon geometr...
BRITISH SHIPPING. DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
BRITISH SHIPPING. DEPARTURES. Ibid. December 14.—Osbourne House, 265 tons, Captain Lowe, from Gravesend, for Morton December 19.—Light of the Age. Black Ball ship, 1287 tons, Captain Porter, from Liverpool and Clyde, for Moreton Bay, with 416 pas- December 27.—Flying Cloud, Black BaU ship, 1236 tons, Captain Morgan, from London, for Moreton Bay, with about 420 passenger*. Vnms LoADnre.—London, December tt: Southern Ocean, Black Ball ship, 1264 tons. Captain Craig, to sail January 20, with about 4fO passengers; Johanne Marie, Captain Den. Liverpool, December 23 : Boekhampton, Black Ball ship, 1065 tons, Captain Christianson, to sail January 5, and from Queenstown January 10, for Keppel Bay, with about 460 passengers; Golden South, Black BaU ship, 967 tons, Cap tain Faithful, for Queensland. We are indebted to the courtesy of Captain Banks for the detailed information respeetinc the Black BaU ships. A collision at sea, accompanied by fatal results, took place on the night of December ...
The Novelist. MORLEY ASHTON. CHAPTER X. POOR ETHEL. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
The Novelist. MORLEY ASHTON. CHAPTER X. POOR ETHEL. BY CAPTAIN JAMES GRANT. THE day that followed the return of Mr. Basset and Hawk shaw from the perilous exploration of Acton Chine was one of dreadful suffering for poor Ethel. Kind old Nance Folgate had forced the girls to retire to bed as dawn was breaking; but no sleep closed tbo eyes of Ethel Basset. Morning came, a bright May morning, and still no word of Morley; for she could not realize M yet the idea, the dread conviction, of hit* death, that he had indeed perished so miserably Oh! was this the world of yesterday ? Her Bister, Bose, weary with watching over night, was now asleep. Happy Rose, who could gain oblivion in slumber! Ethel quitted her restless bed, opened the window, and looked forth into the sunny morning. There was still the garden, with its trees, and flowers, the first rays of the sun shining through the conservatory; a distant glimpse of the village church through a long vista of oaks, and the blue sea beyond....
ROCKHAMPTON. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
ROCKHAMPTON. ARRIVALS. February 81.—Unknown, schooner, from St. Laurence; Boomerang, s.s., from Sydney. DBrABTUBBS. February 21.—Queenslsnd, s., sad Florence Irving, s., for Brisbane; Platypus, S.S., in search of the passengers of the ship reported yesterday on fire near Lady Elliott's Islands.
SYDNEY. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
SYDNEY. ARRIVALS. February 20.—Samson, s., from the Manning Biver; City of Hobsrt, ss., from Hobart Town; Tiotor, barque, from Bourbon; Alfred Bay, barque, from Batavia. SKPAXTUBSB. February 21.-Yang Tsee, ship, for Bhanghae; Bombay, P. and O. Co.'s s.s., for Galle, via Melbourne; Balolutha, s.s., for Melbourne; Yarra Yam, a., for Brisbane; Grafton, s., for Grafton.
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
DEPARTURES. February 17.—Telegraph, A.B.N. Co.'s s., 367 tons, Captain Fitzsimmons, for Sydney. Passen gers : Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Campbell, Messrs. J. Mulholland, J. Begnell, Carrzeitz, Lowzey, H. Miller, W. Pickering, J. Kelly, MDonald, Tul ford, Tillason, T. B. Fleming*, J. W. Deedes, L. Heitz, and about 25 in tho steerage. February 20.—City of Brisbane, A.B.N. Co.'s s., 504 tons, Captain F. 0. Knight, for Sydney. Passengers: Misses Hall (2), Mrs.B.K.Macnish, Messrs. J. D. M. Connolly, W. A. Davis, A. Thompson, H. Prince, F. Mason, G. Jamieson, Mr. and Mrs. Brabant, and about 25 in the steerage. February 20.—Leichhardt, AJ3J*. Co.'s s., 273 tons, Captain W. Smith, for Maryborough, Gladstone, and Bockhampton. Passengers: Mrs. Williams and family, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Brown and child, Mrs. Sheridan, Messrs. N. Freucht, Wm. Stewart, Bobert Wilsen, D. Gadsden, C. E. Wodehouse, C. Brown, G. Honburgh, D. Kelly, T. Byrnes, J. Beid, Cain, W. Allen, G. W. Goodman, and about 70 in the iteerage. Fe...
Shipping Intelligence. (For Friday's Shipping see 7th page.) ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
Shipping Intelligence. (For Friday's Shipping see 7th page.) ARRIVALS. Fkbbuaby 18.—City of Brisbane, A. S. N. Co.'s s., 504 tons, Captain F. C. Knight, from Sydney the 15th instant. Passengers: Mrs. W. Brown, Miss Hill, Messrs. A. Haffington, W. S. Campbell, A. C. M. Bowman, Master Darvall, and 26 in the steerage. February 19.—Lady Bowen, Q.BJf. Co.'s s., •125 tons, Captain P. Quayle, from Sydney the . 16th instant. Passengers : Messrs. Warren, ..Phillips, and 9 in the steerage. . ■ February 20.—Cawarra, A. S. N. Co.'s s., 439 tons, Captain W. Milman, from Sydney, the 17th instant. Passengers: Miss Wall, Messrs. T. Coutts, Warren, B Coutts, D. Mitchell, A. Scott, J. D. Myers, E. Tomkins, D. Levi, Wm. Wallace, H. Wallace, and 18 in the steerage. February 22.—Queensland, Q.SJs*. Co.'s s., 287 tons, Captain Hamlyn, from Bockhampton, Gladstone, and Maryborough. Passengers: Mem.*. F. Bracker, J. MAdam, B. Greive, A. G. Greire, J. Jones, T. Fraser, J. M'Tosh, T. O'Dwyer, Hunter, and 40 i...
MARYBOROUGH. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
MARYBOROUGH. ARRIVALS. February BL— Leiohhardt, s., from Brisbane. February 82. —Queensland, s., and Florenoe Irving, s., from Bookhsmpton. DBS AST U BBS. sxFAKnnua. February 21.—Leiohhardt, s., for Bookhamp ton via Gladstone. February 22.—Queensland, a., and Florence Irving, ■ for Brisbane.
CLEARANCE—COASTWISE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
CLEARANCE— COASTWISE. February 17.—-Julia Percy, schooner, 61 tons, Captain J. Coode, for Maryborrough, in ballast. February 81.—Helen S. Page, barque, 217 tQias, Captain Evans, for Newcastle, in ballast. [BT SUCTBIC TZLXeKAPH.J CAPS MOBBTON. February 18. A cteamer paved at 9.30 p.m., bound north, and ike Boomerang, s.s., aUo bound north, passed ihe port at 6.80 pjn. Depasture.—Pioneer, schooner, for New castle, at 4.30 p.m. February 19. At 9 a.m. a steamer passed in the offing, bound south. February 19. Departure..~-Fame, schooner, for Sydney, at 6.15 p.m. February 80. Arrival. — Cavarra, s., from Sydney, at 6.15 a.m. Departure.—A steamer (the City of Brisbane) by tho South Passage at 3.45 p.m.; the Leiohhardt, »., anchored near the Middle Chan nel buoy at 5 pan. February 20. Departure.—Lekhhardt, s., for Northern Porto, at 9 p,m. Februarr2l. Departore.—fiootia, schooner, for Melbourne, at 1 pjn. i also a schooner, bound north, at Bajn. At 6U5 p.m. a steamer was m sight to the •out...
PUBLIC WORKS AT PRESENT IN PROGRESS IN THE COLONY. RAILWAYS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
PUBLIC WORKS AT PRESENT IN PROGRESS IN THE COLONY. RAILWAYS. The Southern and Western.-The Govern-&lt;*> ment having resumed the contract so far as it relates to the first section of the line from Ipswich to Toowoomba, are now proceeding with th* oompbtion of tho eereral works at the riak of Messrs. Peto, Brassy, and Betts. On the ateond etction, which include* th* tunnel through little Liverpool Bange, th* works are being feebly carried on. The Kning of tho tun nd with bricks hM been suspended lor n short time, on tho ground that bricks cannot be pro cured at the price the contractor* are tnohned to pay. The hno wm to have been nomplotsd m fiur m Oatton on tho Ist January bst, bat Oorernment extended the time to March, on condition that greater expedition should he shown. The contractor evinced Mttb dmtro to oomplete tho works, and keep frith with the QoTemment in their ptoaiist Oa atetbas three and feur, the works hare been better attended to than the others, but not wi...
THE CITY GUARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
THE CITY GUARDS. THE following copy of a minute of the Executive Council, with reference to the newly-&lt;*> proposed Volunteer Corps under the above designation was, on Tuesday, received by the tjhairman of the 43ornreittee, Mr. If. 0. OoeTSrv, aad lorwarded to us tor pahUcatten •— Copy minute of proceeding of the tTieoallie CouneQ on the 7th Tshrasry, IMS, rsepectinf "offer of servieea of OHy Ghasrds" as Volunteer Oorpa. His Bxeeflency the Governor, at the inctencs of the CaaVmisl Secretary, lays before the Oooncil certain papera recentlT preeentod to his Excellency by several inhabitants of Brie bane, and containing the tender, in aeeoromaee with the provisions of the Yolunteee Act, of the serrioee of eighty-four persons, who propose to form a volunteer corps, to be erititied "The CSty Guards'* The Council bVHbarate. They obeerre that the Parliament haa merle no farther provision for the expensee of volunteers, and oonssquentii they prefer to wait until the Tigiilasaaß...
AGRI-HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
AGRI-HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING. THE annual meeting of the above society was held at the offices of the Gas Com-&lt;*> pany yesterday afternoon. About twenty mam-&lt;*> bers were present. The Hon. R.R. Mackenzie wm roted to the chair. la nmr to the Chairman, Mr. Walker, the kto secretary, Mid that no report far the past yes* had been prepared. Dariag the past year three allows had been add, aadUMj beJpaesed off satisfactorily. The dum of twenty new lobaoriban had bean received. The inanwai statement fog tin past year wai the* read. Ik was as follow*:— Upon the motion of Mr. Cf>*ur, MXJL, the statement of account* wm adopted. The following gentlemen ware than darted m oncers for the ~g ynr President His WrnelWy Sir George Fergnaon Bowea, G.C.M.G. Vice-President* : The Hon. B. G. W. Hatbart and B. B. lag. Com mittee: The Hon. Cobnel, M.L.0.1 the Hon. Oanri* Hairii, MX.0.1 0. Ooxen, Km., MLL.A.; Meatn. R. PoaglM, Janes Warner, Walter Hill, Wiiliaai Tl...
DOINGS ON BOARD GERMAN IMMIGRANT SHIPS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
DOINGS ON BOARD GERMAN IMMIGRANT SHIPS. THE inquiry into the charges brought against the captain and owners of the German shin La Rochelle by passengers was resumed on Tues-&lt;*> day before the Registrar-General (Mr. F.O. Darvall), who presided as chairman, the Immi gration Agent (Mr. Maedonald), and Dr. Temple. The immigrant! having been released from quarantine and brought up from Strad broke Island yesterday, the board determined to examine meh of them as wished to give evidence before they were dispersed about town. Before proceeding with the evidence upon the principal charge—the insufficient accommodation and food supplied to the passengers by the La Boohelle. Mr. M'Donald, of the Water Police, and Dr. Purdie, the Health Officer, were briefly examined in reference to the alleged improper communica tion between the Platypus, s.s., and the ship mentioned, before the latter was passed bj the Health Officer. Dr. Kamf, medical superintendent of the ship La Bochelle, was...
THEATRICAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
THEATRICAL. THE performances at the Victoria Theatre, on Thursday, for the benefit of the City Volunteer Fire Brigade, were patronised by the largest audience which the house has held for sometime. The theatre wm indeed uncomfortably filled; ajl the available space was ooenpied, and ad mittance was refused to many. Shortly before the commencement of the performances about thirty members of the brigade, under Superin tendent Watts, met at the engine boose, and forming a torch light procession marched to the theatre, preceded by the vorantser band. The entertainment opened with Budutone's dnna, "The Green Bushes." At the piece has beta recently played by the company, we need not on this occasion say more than that it was represented in a Tery spirited manner, those who ms4t;"&lt;ri thechief characters no doubt being much encouraged by the large aad appreciative audience before them. The dramatic portion of this entertainment was followed by a recitation, " Bfaamue O'Brien," by...
VISIT TO THE GREAT VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
VISIT TO THE GREAT VICTORIA. WEDNESDAY was a gala day for a large number of citizens who had been invited to visit the above steamer. Invitations had been issued by Captain Richards, through Messrs. J. and G. Barm, to two hundred persons, who arsiled themselves of the unusual treat of spending a dij on board the Great Victoria At half-past 10 son. the. party left Harris* wharf in th« steamer*^ aad proceeded diwt to Moreton Bay. Hit BxoeQenoy Or O. V. Bowea whoa Board, with the ban. A. Maoalister, the hon. Colonel COotmeD, the hotu Oilbart Eliott, and several inemhess of both Hoasss of Parliament, with other '*aißt citiaens of Brisbane, about half, tit* oompaaj being oompoeed of ladies. On approaching the bay a full salute waa fimi from the Proserpine, and oa Bearing the aaoaorago other lassili fcl« lowed suit. The excurtioaists arrived on board the Great Victoria about one o'clock, and at two th« din ner bell that Caterer Hughes had '• hit tablet read/. The d^jmtmtr wai served oa th...
THE MARKETS. RATES OF LABOR IN BRISBANE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
THE MARKETS. RATES OF LABOR IN BRISBANE. Cooks, £26 to £38 Bush carpenters. £6J to Housmaidß, £20 to £26 £65 Nurses, £15 to £26 Butchers, £50 to £55 Laundresses £20 to £31 Bakers, £40 to £50 General servants £18 to Stockmen, £40 to £S6 £20 Bullookdrivera, £40 to Nursegirls, £5 to £12 to £52 Ditto, for overlandiaf, Married Couples (ac- £45 to £60 cording to distance), Ditto for farms, £40 to £50 to £60 £52 Ploughmen, £10 to £52 Useful men £46 to £8 Gardeners, £40 to £52 Cooks, men, £85 to MO Milkmen, £40 to £50 Tradesmen, 9s to Ut Shepherds (acoordingto per day distant*) £40 to £52 Navvies, 7» to 9s per Hutkeepera (according day to distance), £26 to Laborers, 6s to 7s. pa £31. day With the exception of female servants, men for stations in the interior, shepherds, and for the railways, the demand for labor is dull at tht present time.
METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. StmU of Wind mmd WetOm Onmgt—t iU ColotHf: j [bt suoxbio TgTjwirm.] Sunday, February 17.—9 a.m.: Lytton, N.N.E. and cloudy; Cleveland, N.W., moderate and fine; Dunwich, N.W., moderate and hazy: Pilot Statioo, N.W., moderate and doudy; Cape Moreton, N.W., moderate and cloudy; Ipswich, 8., light and line ; Gatton, calm and doll; Toowoomba, eahn and fine j Dalby, calm and cloudy; Darah, calm and cloudy; Hawk wood, calm and dull; Gayndah, X. and fine; Golden Fleece, eahn and'fine; Maryborough, calm and fin* ; Banana, calm and fine ; Roek hampton, calm and fine; Gladstone, calm and fine; Marlborough, calm and fine; St. Lawrence, calm and fine; Bigge's Camp, cafaa and dull; Tarawa, calm and dulL Monday, February 19.—9 a-m : Lytton, N.W. and fine ; Clereland, N.W., moderate and fine; Dunwich, N.E. and fine; Pilot Sta tion, N.E., light and fine; Cape Moreton, N.E., light and fine; Ipswich, B.S.E. and cloudy ; Oatton, calm and cloudy, Toowoomba, E.N.K. and cloudy; Dalby...
SUGAR AND COTTON PLANTING. BRISBANE DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 24 February 1866
SUGAR AND COTTON PLANTING. BRISBANE DISTRICT. NOTWITHSTANDING the dryness of the past month in the immediate district around Bris-&lt;*> bane, we are enabled to report very seasonable weather in the localities occupied by our aria- occupied by prin cipal cotton and sugar planters. Tt* district most prominently brought into notice by the extent of cultivation, number of experienced agriculturists, and successful cultivation, is that watered by the Albert and Phnpama liters, on the southern shores of If oreton Bay, and the Gabultore river on the north. A* all the cot ton and sugar crops in these districts are progressing most successfully, it is to be regretted that oar numerous fuming population now let* tied on the Brisbane river, and its tributaries, have not this season planted Upland or short staple cotton and sugar cane, as these plant* appear to thrive when the growing of maize, potatoes, and garden produce would appear to be very precarious in dry seasons, men as we...