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TOOWOOMBA. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Thursday, April 7. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
TOOWOOMBA. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Thursday, April 7. &nbsp; Although it was raining heavily when I last wrote to you, with every appearance of a con- tinuance of the disastrous wet weather, yet I am glad to say a change has taken place, and we have now fine days, equally fine nights, and every prospect of things once more assuming a more cheerful aspect. As was predicted the floods on the Lower Condamine and Maranoa have been of a most destructive character, and it is impossible at present to form any adequate idea of Hie terrible losses that have resulted.' It &nbsp; is more than probable that we shall never defi nately learn the amount of stock destroyed, as most persons have strong pecuniary reasons for being silent and stifling investigation. There is a grout dearth of news here just now, and, in the absence of anything else, the Muni- cipal Council is attracting the attention of people generally. By extravagance and incom petency, the Council are involved...
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, - What would the nations of the earth think if they knew that in the chief city of the colony of Queensland there is not a properly organised Fire Brigade, neither paid nor volun- tary. There is a fire engine certainly, such as &nbsp; it is, but it is a miserable affair, compared with those made in America, though I have no doubt it has cost as much money. The great fire this morning tells a tale which should not &nbsp; &nbsp; be disregarded ; some fine buildings have been &nbsp; thoroughly burnt down, to say nothing of the &nbsp; &nbsp; contents, most likely of far more value. Will &nbsp; not the government and the city council bestir themselves, so that this city shall be placed in &nbsp; comparative safety from fire. I am no admirer of American government, as I have seen it and &nbsp; &nbsp; heard of it as carried out, but though there is a ve...
CENTRAL POLICE COURT. MONDAY, APRIL 11. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
CENTRAL POLICE COURT. Monday, April 11. Before Messrs. Austin and Bernays. Drunkenness. – Alexander Robinson pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness and disorderly conduct, and was fined 40s., with the alternative of 48 hours in the lock-up. Patrick Callaghan, for a similar offence, was fined 5s. Edward &nbsp; Fuller, convicted of disorderly conduct on Sun- day morning, was fined 5s. &nbsp; &nbsp; LARCENY – Several persons, mostly females, charged with petty thefts of articles exposed in the streets in consequence of the late fire, were remanded until this day.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
FOR IPSWICH. THE Steamer SETTLER will leave Raff's Wharf on TUESDAY (This Day), April 12, at 1 p.m., for the above place. P. W. JACKSON, 3440 Master. STEAM TO CLEVELAND. THE steamer DIAMOND will leave Raff's wharf for Cleveland &nbsp; every SATURDAY, until further notice, re- turning next day. Fares—5s. and 7s. 6d. BRIGHT BROTHERS & CO., 2639 Agents. QUEENSLAND STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY. &nbsp; THE MAIL STEAMER QUEENS- LAND, will leave for MARY- BOROUGH, GLADSTONE, and ROCK- HAMPTON, THIS DAY, Tuesday, April 12, at 10-30 p.m. Rates to Maryborough. &nbsp; &nbsp; Saloon ... ... ... £1 15 0 Return Ticket ... 3 0 0 Steerage ... ... ... 0 12 6 Freight-per ton ... 0 15 0 Rates to Gladstone axd Rockhampton. Saloon ... ... ... 3 0 0 Return Tickets ... 5 0 0 Steerage ... ... ... 1 0 0 Freight ... ... 0 17 6 58 JOHN STEPHENS, Secretary. AUSTRALASIAN STEAM NAVI- &nbsp; &nbsp; GATION COMPANY. &nbsp; STEAM TO SYDNEY.—The TELEGRAPH, 4...
SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. APRIL 10.—Marion Renny, schooner, 54 tons. Captain Toxfft, from Maryborough. Captain, agent. &nbsp; &nbsp; April 11.—Yarra Yarra, steamer, 650 tons, Captain Chatfield, from Sydney April 7. Passen- gers for Brisbane—Mrs. Cottier, Mrs. Simmons, Messrs. E. B. Southerden, B. Davison, W. G. M'Nish Jas. Mooney, J. Brady, W. Smith. Master Hudson, and 50 in the steerage. For Wide Bay— 3 in the steerage. &nbsp; April 11.—Prince Consort, Black Ball ship, 1234 tons, Captain Aitchaison, from Hervey's Bay. C. Newton Brother and Co., agents. CLEARANCE. April 11.—Helvetia, Bremen barque, 435 tons, Captain J. Wieting for Newcastle, in ballast. No passengers. IMPORTS. Yarra Yarra, from Sydney : 2 packages earthen- ware, Coates ; 3 cases, Stewart and Hemmant ; 11 bags flour, 1 quarter-cask wine, 35 cases whisky, E. Goertz and Co. ; 1 parcel, R. Hunt ; 3 cases, Grimes and Petty ; 1 case, R. A. and J. Kingsford ; &nbsp; 3 bales leather, T. Gray ; 1 pa...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 12 April 1864
BIRTH. Murton.—On April 9, at Spring Hill, the wife of Mr. C. Murton, of a son. Stephens.—On the 10th instant, at South Bris- bane, Mrs. John Stephens, of a daughter. DEATH. &nbsp; &nbsp; Dowse.—On Monday, the 11th instant, after a long &nbsp; and painful illness, Henry James, eldest son of Mr. Thomas Dowse, of this city. Aged 29 years.
CRICKET. ALL ENGLAND V. NEW SOUTH WALES. THIRD MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
CRICKET. Ali, ExaiiAiro v. New Soutíi; AVaees. TIIIIID 31AT0U, Yesterday (ho All England proceeded with their second innings. Tho weather was very favorable, and tho tiltendiinco of spectators numbered nbout six thousand in the afternoon. His Excellency was" again present. Appended aro the scores of Iho match : NEW SOUTH WALES. FtltST IXXIM1S. J. Moore, st. Lockyer, b. 'I'mlcy . 4 Jones, b. Cnffyn. 4 M'Nish, b. Jackson . 1 Neiveom be, c. Lockyer, b Jackson . 2 Sheppard, o. 'finley, b. Jackson. 1 T. Le» ¡s, b. Jackson . 12 Crampton, li. Huynard. 1 Thompson, b. Jackson . 5 Gilbert, c. Cmjienter, b. Hayward . 5 0. Len Is, c. Cutt'yn, li. Hayward . 13 Lawrence, st. Lockyer,' b, Hayward . 2 J. 11. Neale, b. Jackson. 1 lioi'iniin, c. Purr, b. Jackson . 3 Cm tis, b. Tarrant. 6 Kettle, e. Carpenter, b.'fin rant. 1 Johnson, b. Tarrant . 0 D' Ai ey, c. Carpenter, b. Tliilcy. 0 foulis, ti. Tin runt... . 1 l'a} no, li.'finley. 1 Hallett (Lieut.) not out. 0 J. Morris, li. Tarrant . 0 Oatley, c. ...
SYDNEY SHIPPING. BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
SYDNEY SHIPPING. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAM.] ARRIVALS. &nbsp; April 11.-Alpha, barque, from the South Seas ; H. L. Rulgers, barque, from Bluff Harbor ; Lady Lyttelton, barque, from Adelaide ; Kiama, steamer, from Merimbula : Ellen, schooner, from Twofold &nbsp; Bay : Centurion, ship, from the Downs ; Vistula, Active, and Yarra, schooners, from Warrnambool ; Day Spring, schooner, from Melbourne ; James &nbsp; Patterson, s.s., from the Clarence River. DEPARTURES. April 11.-Telegraph, s., for Brisbane ; Urara, s, for Grafton.
THE SHIP PRINCE CONSORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
THE SHIP PRINCE CONSORT. A Government Gazette Extraordinary was &nbsp; published yesterday containing a proclamation placing the ship Prince Consort in quarantine. We are glad to see that the government have &nbsp; taken such precautionary measures. The proclamation is as follows : - " Whereas it is expedient that the ship Prince Consort, now on her passage from Hervey's &nbsp; &nbsp; Bay to Moreton Bay, with immigrants, should &nbsp; &nbsp; be debarred from entry at the latter port : Now, therefore, his Excellency the Governor, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, and in pursuance and exercise of the authority vested in him by the 'Quarantine Act of 1863, ' doth order. and it is hereby ordered, that the said &nbsp; ship, the Prince Consort, shall be so debarred from entry, and shall immediately on her arrival &nbsp; &nbsp; at the said port of Moreton Bay be placed in &nbsp; quarantine, and s...
CENTRAL POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, APRIL 12. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
CENTRAL POLICE COURT. Tuesday April 12 Before the Police Magistrate and Messrs Petrie, Austin, Douglas and Bernays. &nbsp; Drunkenness - William Collard, Stephen Hammill, Henry Windley, Robert Ashworth, &nbsp; and Sarah Jones were each fined 10s for drunkenness; Joseph Collard, John Duncan and John Coleman charged with a similar offence, &nbsp; &nbsp; were discharged. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Luicrxi-AVitham Bunco, who pleaded guillt to a chaigo of stealing tiom a heap of goods in Queen sheet was fined 20s , with tho iiltuniihte of a months uiipi isouincnt Hionnis Calliighaii ehaigcd with a «umlai olluiii which was pluuil} bl ought home lo linn bt Hie otidence ol constablo Blake and Ali lungsfoul, was sentenced to threo months' mipi tsonineiit w ith lim d laboi Budget lit/gibbon pleaded not guilt} ton einige of stealing cutam diapcit goods* tho pioputy of Ah Jkuigsfoid fiom tho sccno of tho late file Sergeant Maloney deposed to lim...
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
SHIP MAILS. The mails per the Grafton, for Rockhampton and Port Denison, will be made up and closed at the General Post Office, this day (Wednesday) as under: For registered letters at 11 a.m.; and for all other letters and newspapers at 11.30 a.m. The mails per the Yarra Yarra, for Maryborough, will be made up and closed at the General Post Office, this day ( Wednesday) as under : For registered letters at 11.30 a.m., and for other letters and newspapers at 12 noon.
METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. Taken at 9 a.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 12. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. Taken at 9 a.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 12. BRISBANE. – Barometer (corrected), 29.981 ¡ thermometer (shade), 69 6 ; ditto (dry bulb), 70 4; ditto (wet bulb), 61 2 ; force of wind, 2; cloud, 1. (Per Electric Telegraph.) WIND AND WEATHER. Brisbane, S.S.W., fine and cool ; Lytton, S.E., and fine ; Ipswich, S.E., and fine ; Laidley, calm and fine ; Toowoomba, calm and fine ; Drayton, S., and fine ; Warwick, S., and fine ; Dalby, S., and fine.
THE NORTH AUSTRALIAN ANNUAL MEETING. (From the Queensland Times.) [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
THE NORTH AUSTRALIAN ANNUAL MEETING. &nbsp; &nbsp; (From the Queensland Times.) THE only addition that we have to make to the list of entrances is the following for the St. Leger:–Mr. O'Malley's b. c. Ramorinie, by &nbsp; Pitsford out of Cassandra. For the St. Leger there are therefore double the number of entrances there were last year, and three times as many as the year previous. Taking this as an omen of the rest of the races on the carte, it promises well for the forthcom- ing annual meeting. Both the number and quality of the horses entered for only two of the &nbsp; events of the annual races must be a proof that the turf keeps up its progress in Queensland, and ??ally at its headquarters, Ipswich. &nbsp; ??? the six "young uns" entered for the Trial Stakes, it will be seen that two are Pits- ford's:–Erl King, by Pitsford out of Catty ; &nbsp; and Jane Pitsford, by Pitsford out of Chrysalis. &nbsp; &nbsp; Two are...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
Auction Sales. THIS DAY. ROBERT DAVIDSON will sell at his Rooms, on WEDNESDAY, April 13, at noon, 3 Large Water Casks 1 Meat Safe Quantity damaged Table Oilcloth A Stretcher and Mattress Oval Boilers, &c. Set Fire Irons Glaziers' Diamond And Sundries. &nbsp; No reserve. 3425 THIS DAY. 5 HOGSHEADS RUM, IN BOND 1 HOGSHEAD ALLSOP'S DRAUGHT ALE MARZETTI'S ALE. ROBERT DAVIDSON will sell at his Rooms, on WEDNESDAY, April 13, at noon, 5 Hogsheads Rum, in Bond, at Raff's, 24 o.p., rent paid up to date, samples at Rooms 1 Hogshead Allsop's Draught Ale 6 Casks, each 40 dozen, Marzetti's Bot- tled Ale 42 Tins Currants, damaged by Water 6 Tins Sago, damaged by Water &nbsp; 2 Bags Sago, damaged by Water &nbsp; Terms—Cash. 3426 THIS DAY. BUILDING AXLOTALENT ON SPRING HILL. ROBERT DAVIDSON has received instruc- tions to sell, at his Rooms, on AVEDNES DAA', April 13, al noon, An ALLOTAIENT of LAND fronting a street lending . from Leiehhnrdt-street, in the most busine...
GRAFTON. ANOTHER FLOOD ON THE CLARENCE RIVER, AND LOSS OF LIVES. (From the Clarence and Richmond Examiner, April 5.) [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
GRAFTON. &nbsp; ANOTHER FLOOD ON THE CLARENCE RIVER, AND LOSS OF LIVES. (From the Clarence and Richmond Examiner, April 5.) RAIN, rain, nothing but rain, rendering the noble and useful Clarence into a most formidable sheet of water–overflowing its boundaries, and converting immense areas of land into large lagoons, destroying the crops and sweeping all before it. Such has been the Clarence River of &nbsp; late, and on Thursday the waters again came into our town, and the continued outpouring of the waters from above, almost without interces- sion ever since, has not tended to decrease the same ; consequently all the gulleys and low lands are inundated, many parts being alto- gether inaccessible. On Thursday the river at Grafton had risen nearly 20 feet above its ordinary level, and the inhabitants were kept in constant fear that the waters would surround them and &nbsp; enter their dwellings and stores ; fortunately, however, the residents in Prince-street an...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
LAND ORDERS.-FOR SALE, in small amounts, or larger sums to the vuluo of £2000, immediately available for country hinds. G. AV. M'KEAND, Quccn-strcet, 1050 Adjoining the Treasury. FOR SALE, LAND ORDERS, Immediately available. BRIGHT BROTHERS & CO., _Mary-strcct. FOR SALE, LAND ORDERS-Now avail- able for purchase of town or country lands. GEORGE RAFF & CO. A BARGAIN. 1 Q LAND ORDERS, Immediately Avail A.9J able, for .-614 each, Cash. Apjily at once, by letter, to J. P., office of this paper. 3335 LAND ORDERS. FOR SALE-AAUILABLE LAND OR- DERS. ROBERT ARMOUR, Eelward stveet, rear of Martin & Dickson's. 2G10 IMPORTANT TO SHOPKEEPERS BURNT OUT BY THE LATE FIRE. TO BE SOLD, tho LEASE of a STOP in Queen-street, for two and a-half years. Apply O., ollico of this paper, 3159 NEW AND POPULAR BOOKS. BIBLE ALBUM, 25s. ¡ Dictionary- of tho Bible, by Dr. AVillium Smith, 3 vols., Six Guineas. AVo'od's Natural History Maimiinliii Birds, Reptiles, &c, 3 vols., hound, ¡...
The Courier. PUBLISHED DAILY. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1864. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
THE COURIER. PUBLISHED DAILY. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1864. THE public mind is greatly disquited by the calamity which has just fallen upon Brisbane, and a feeling of dread and inse- curity possesses all classes of citizens. To our shame and horror we saw, on Monday morning, the overwhelming fire long defy all our available appliances for its arrest and extinction ; and, what was equally mortifying, we found ourselves almost im- potent to save valuable property which even the flames had spared. Such a state of things in the metropolis of the colony is sufficient to imperil the character which we have hitherto enjoyed for prudence and energy in the establishment of our social and political institutions, if it be not calculated to retard our ma- terial progress and injuriously affect our commercial relations with extra- colonial communities. But we will not dwell upon the disaster which is so pain- fully fresh in the memory of us all. It be- hoves us, rather, to stimulate the wide- sprea...
THE LANCASHIRE CO-OPERATIVE COTTON COMPANY'S PLANTATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
THE LANCASHIRE CO-OPERATIVE COTTON COMPANY'S PLANTATION. WE have lately received a sample of very fine cotton, the produce of the labour of the above company on the plan- tation at the Pimpama River, and also several particulars in connection with the pro- gress of the company. There has of late been a desire evinced by a portion of the community to condemn the cultivation of cotton in Queens- land, on the ground that it will never become a &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; payable product ; but we are not disposed to arrive at so hasty a conclusion. &nbsp; We learn from a report furnished to us, and &nbsp; &nbsp; that from a reliable source, that the cotton pods are opening rapidly, and that on the Pimpama plantation about sixty pounds weight of cotton &nbsp; is being daily picked. So favourable has been &nbsp; &nbsp; the yield that it has been found necessary to &nbsp; erect a new shed for the storing of the cotton...
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. (FROM OUR TELEGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENTS.) SYDNEY. April 12. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 13 April 1864
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. (FROM OUR TELEGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENTS.) SYDNEY. April 12. THE government have promised to subsidise the amount raised by private subscription for the relief of distress in the agricultural districts by an equal amount. The James Paterson, which struck upon a rock off the Solitary Islands, has returned to this port. Her passengers and cargo were transferred to the steamer Grafton, en route for Rockhampton. The revenue of the past quarter shows a de- crease of £46,000. MELBOURNE. Parliament has re-assembled. ADELAIDE. The Northern Expedition will clear out on &nbsp; Sat unlay. An inquest was held yesterday at one o'clock p.m. at the Leichhardt Hotel, on the body of Julia Richards, who died on the previous day, Elizabeth Richards, aged seventeen years, de- posed that the deceased, and the remainder of her family, consisting altogether of seven per- sons, came to the colony by the Plying Cloud. Shortly after their arrival the deceased took ill, and was attended ...