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AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
AMERICA. Advices from the Southern States are generally satisfactory. Three-fourths of the States having rati-&lt;*> fied the constitutional amendment abolish- ing slavery, it is now the supreme law, and the great end for which the war was fought is practically accomplished. Four Southern States —North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama—have ratified the amendment. Mr. Cowan, of Pennsylvania, submitted a resolution requesting the President of the United States to furnish the Senate with information of the state of that portion of the country recently in rebellion—whether the rebellion has been suppressed, United States courts restored, Post Offices opened, revenues collected, and whether the people of those States yield obedience to the laws and government of the United States. Under objec tion of Mr. Sumner, this resolution was laid over.—ln the House of Representa tives, Mr. Blame, of Maine, introduced a bill which was referred to a select commit tee, provid...
ARRIVAL OF THE COLONIAL MAIL STEAMER SOUCHAYS. LATER ENGLISH NEWS. SINGAPORE, January 31. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
ARRIVAL OF THE COLONIAL MAIL STEAMER SOUCHAYS. LATER ENGLISH NEWS. SINGAPORE, January 31. By the C.M.S.S. Souchays, Captain Blick, which arrived on Monday evening, we have received news from London to the 16th January, and also biter news January, from America. We take the following extracts from an Extraordinary published by the Singapore Strait Times on January 31. London, 4th January. Advance in Bank rates. Excited busi ness. Advance on the Bourse, excited partly in consequence of foreign demands on the gold market. Consols 87|. Fire at St. Katharine's wharf. Large quanti ties of jute, flax coir fibre, and tallow destroyed. Damage, £220,000. Bank rate 8. v London, January 5. Market steady. Bengal cotton, 13d. Consols, 87. Moderate inquiry for dis count—rates fully maintained. Money abundant. London, January 6, Cotton market dull. Sales 8000 bales stock 442,630 bales. Bengal cotton, 13d. Consols, 87J. London, January 9. Market, flat, but firm. Bengal cotton, 13|d, Manchester marke...
THE RAMSGATE MURDER CASE. (From the Evening Mail, December 24.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
THE RAMSGATE MURDER CASE. (From the Evening Mail, December 24.) THE acquittal of Stephen Forwood, alias Ernest Southey, on the ground of insanity would have been so fatal a precedent, that his conviction must be welcomed as an im- portant triumph of justice. The murder for which he has been aentenced to death at Maidstone was not only one of the most atrocious on record, but was the sequel to another, equally atrocious, which he did not even disavow, but for which he has never been tried. Both were prompted by vindictive motives, of which the origin was distinctly traced to his own heartless mis conduct, and both were effected with a ruthless deliberation absolutely inconsistent with any form of madness recognized by law. The evidence, indeed, was singu larly free from the ordinary elements of doubt and discrepancy, and the defence, though probably less desperate than any attempt to explain away the facts, was certainly as desperate as any that has ever been set up. It appears that ...
CLUB GOSSIP. (From the London correspondent of the Liverpool Albion, December 18.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
CLUB GOSSIP. (From the London correspondent of the Liverpool Albion, December 18.) THE opinion gains ground that before long we shall see Mr. Bright in the Cabinet. The hon. member, for a considerable time past, has been given to lauding American institutions and comparing them with our own, to the disparage* &lt; ment of the latter. This it it which gave rue in the minds of many of his countrymen to the impression that he was a Republican, and would wish to see England a Republic. In his speech j at Birmingham on Wednesday, he not only applied himself to removing this impression, bat was eloquent on the subject of the Queen's liberality. Speaking of her Majesty and the late Prince Consort in their individual capacity, he paid to both his tribute of respect and admi ration, and argued that the political sympathies of the Queen were with the classes whose cause it is his own delight to advocate. Another charge very strongly urged against the hon. member two years ago, was tha...
FOR THE LADIES. (FROM OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.) London, Dec. 26, 1865. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
FOR THE LADIES. (FROM OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.) London, Dec. 26, 1865. DESPITE the gloomy fogs and dreary dampness of what in old gossips lore is termed a green Christmas, London is beginning to fill with the members of that upper ten thousand class, whose gay doings, and, in many cases, unlimited expenditure, cheer the work ing bees of our busy metropolis with sauguine hopes of a forthcoming " good season." Beside this, we have a double reason for rejoicing, for at last our beloved Queen is about in reality to emerge from her long and sorrowful seclusion, and will we are told, if Her Majesty's health per mits, open in person the New Parliament. A marriage in our Monarch's family, and her reported residence again in Buckingham Palace, which we may reasonably suppose, will once more witness the festive gatherings of former days, add to the ardent expectations of those whose well doing rests on the bril liant fetes and entertainments of the wealthy and noble. Even at this time London...
NATAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
NATAL. WE are in receipt of papers from Natal (Durban and Maritzburg) to November 4. The Natal Mercury of that date gives the following items of news.— The expediency of some constitutional re form grows more and more apparent. Indeed the impression is gaining ground that the gorerning powors aro doing what they con, pur posely to prorc a necessity that has yet been only partially admitted. We think it may be said that as a rule tlie colonists are not desirous to rush headlong into any phase of govorn tnent that may bo in advance of the position and circumstances of the colony. The spirit of radicalism is not rampant in Natal, and if the present Executive wished to do so, they could easily keep it down, fiat such is not their evident desire. They, doubtless, mark the eagerness displayed by all shades of statesmen at home to shake off all colonial resposibilitiet. They, probably, are impressed by the oft-expressed policy of the present go vernment to make the colonies self dependent,...
SHIPWRECKS AND THEIR CAUSES. (From The Times, December 25.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
SHIPWRECKS AND THEIR CAUSES. (From The Times, December 25.) "ANYTHING but history," said Sir Robert Walpole, "for that we know must be false;" and certainly, when we are able to inquire into the manner in which history is made for us, we see much more reason than at first sight appears in confirmation of the cynical observation of the old Whig leader. Any one who .considers how fre quently it falls within his own observation that men will pervert, mistake, or color to any extent facts concerning which they have an interest in misleading mankind, must be astonished at his own credulity in accepting without question so many state ments on the faith of persons who also have an interest to mislead him. Even our painful retrospective searches into events the best evidence of which lias long since perished often enable us to detect the very process by which an error has been magni fied into a stroke of genius, a crime con verted into a hard necessity, and a happy chance into a superb comb...
WARWICK. February 26. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
WARWICK. February 26. Yesterday a young man named Charles Hill was found drowned in a waterhole near the Creek. A Land Sale has been held of town lots. Forty-four were sold at prices varying from M to €18 per acre. Business is pretty brisk. The weather is fine, and the country is looktaf well from the effect of the late rains.
DALBY. March 2. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
DALBY. March 2. The Hon. J. P. Bell arrived here on Monday evening. A public dinner is to be given to aha and it will, judging from rumor, be largely attended. Bain is much wanted, and farmers and squat ters are suffering heavy losses. The Municipal Council hare had two wells sunk, which are found to be a great acquisition. The squatters are impounding stray stock, on account of tho insufficiency of water and feed. The race-horse Caliph arrived yesterday. He is to run in the annual race*.
Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
Correspondence. P. M'HUGH.—Your communication arrived too late. Will be attended to next week. G.S.P.—Testiva lente, was the apophthegm of the Emperor Augustus, it means "hasten slowly." thanaaat. —Yovr story about ghoete and vam pint would be interesting as a fiction. As it is—Oh! Oou> Duwn.—Before the nuggets of Aus tralia became famous, the largest lamp of gold erer known was obtained in the county of Wieklow, Inland; it weighed twenty-two ounces. Homo.—lf what you state be trot, the party is an incendiary to all intents and purposes. The case is more fitted for the interference of a detective oAeer than the editor of a news-! Snnof.—lt may be true, as you say, that cricket, as exhibited on the Brisbane grounds, is a - melancholy spectacle," but so long as your communications are couched in a personal strain, we must decline publishing them. We agree with you that it was effeminate in any body of men to ask for the Queen's Park as a cricket ground, on the plea that it was tire...
TOOWOOMBA. February 26. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
TOOWOOMBA. February 26. FINE rains fall on Saturday between the hours of three and twelve o'clock in the afternoon and night. Sometime, there were heavy showers. The weather is much cooler. It is rumoured that an appfefllfaft *$%• made to the Supreme Court to quath the late municipal election*, on the ground that the mayor had no authority to act at returning officer, and that he had applied the Brisbane) Act paated last session to Toowoomba. Great canvassing U going on, and •harp eon* tests are anticipated. March f. The municipal election* took place to-day, and paated off quietlj. The following wa» tht re sult:— Central Ward—E. W. Robinson, 91 1 W. H. Groom, 78 1 W. Prater, 41. Korth Ward—J. Little, 81 1 0. Cooks, 91 1 W. H. Binstead, 52. South Ward—W. H. Groom, 61 1 J. Bobte soo,44| H. Fkri, 89. It tins appean that Groom was returned for two wards. He will hare to elect at th« offleial declaration of the poll which ward 1m will represent.
THE LOGAN. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) March 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
THE LOGAN. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) March 1. IT cannot be otherwise than highly gratifying to the most ardent friends of colonisation to witness the daily progress of the German settlement on the lower part of this river. part Nearly every day are we receiving fresh people, either from newly-arrived vessels or from the bush. Somehow or other, the Germans seem soon to have made enough money to settle upon a farm, although they land with little or nothing. A few, and but a few things, apparently, are needful, and they can start. What would en* tirely pozale an Englishman, outwit the Scotch, and l*ave the Irish completely in the shade, the German can, by his natural plodding habits, by his economic style of living, and by the general adaptability of his outgoings to his incomings, accomplish with perfect ease. They soon get started, and they are very industrious as well as careful. Then the Germans, like all other suc cessful people, can talk of it. It is only juat two years since...
IPSWICH. (From the Queensland Times, February 27) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
IPSWICH. (From the Queensland Times, February 27) The Ipswich District Court opened yester-&lt;*> day, but as there was no criminal business it was adjourned until to-day, when the civil busi-&lt;*> ness will be commenced. There are thirty- seven eases on the list, about twelve of which are defended. An accident happened yesterday to a man named George Graham, who was thrown by a yonng hone near Churchill, and rcccivea some very severe injuries, including n deep cot extending about two and a-haif inches round the chin, presenting the appearance of a second mouth. Graham was brought into town, and the injuries having been dressed by Dr. Dorsoy, the patient is now as well as ctn'bo ex* pecteu. A melancholy accident happened on Thurs day evening last, which ban since terminated fatally. A man nnmrd Maurice Collins, a resi dent of the Seven-mile Crook, was riding home on the evening of that day, and when some dis tance beyond the One-mile Bridge, he ran fool of a b...
Country Intelligence. OXLEY CREEK. March 2. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
Country Intelligence. OXLEY CREEK. March 2. THERE IS no change to report from this dis-&lt;*> trict—still the same incessant drought. All planting is at a stand still, and it is feared that much of the crop, already planted sill be a crop* already planted failure. The fine start given to the grass by the shower* two or three weeks sinse bu been entirely checked, and the country looks as bad M ever I remember to have teen it. In many places I hear the water is getting scarce, and has to be fetched in some instances from water holes one and a half to two miles distance. The early planted potatoes I am very much afraid of being destroyed unless rain should speedily fell. The corn is already irretrievably injured. Where in ordinary reasons, from the length of time planted, it would hare been four or even fire feet high, some of it is not more than nine or ten inches, and where the drought has not to much interfered with its growth 1 fear the cobs will be anything but what the...
Commercial Intelligence. QUEENSLANDER Office, Friday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
Commercial Intelligence. QUEENSLANDER Office, Friday Evening. The following is a statement of all sums paid into the treasury by the Collector of Customs, At Brisbane, from the 1st to the 28th February: —Brandy, 3274 gallons, £1637 3s 8d; gin, 2453 gallon*, £1226 19» 6d; liqueurs, cordials, or strong water., S3 gallon*, £2614. 6d; whisky, 655 gallons, £277 15* lid; ram, 3438 gallons, £1718 8s 9d; perfumed spirits, .11 gallons, £5 13s 9d; aU other spirits, 294 gallons, £147 9s 9d; wine, 3599 gallons, £639 19s 7d ; ale, por ter, and beer (in wood), 23,541 gallons, £294 6s; ale, porter, and beer (in bottles), 24.038 gallons, £600 19s; tobacco, 83,042 lbs, £830 8s; enuff, 66 lbs, £6 13s 6d; cigars, 1058 lbs, £158 14s 6d; opium, 195 lbs, £97 10*; tea, 75,869 lbs, £948 7s 3d; coffee and chicory, 6644 lbs, £55 7s 4d ; sugar, refined, 579 cwt 3 qrs 2 lbs, £193 5s lid ; unrefined, 4958 cwt 0 qr 7 lbs, £1239 12s 6d ; molasses, 19 cwt 1 qr 27 lbe, £3 5s Id; gold, 207 ox, £15 10s 8d; bonding wa...
BRISBANE PRICES CURRENT. CORRECTED TO DATE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 3 March 1866
BRISBANE PRICES CURRENT. CORRECTED TO DATE. Braady, MartelPs psrgaL£0 7 0 to£0 7 6 Do. Henemys, do. — 070,076 Do. Otsrd Duuay, ... 0 6 6 „ 0 6 9 Do. United Vineyard do.000,,069 Do. Hennessy's, per esse OOO- 1 10 0 Do. Martell's do. do. ... 0 0 0 „ 1 10 0 Do. Otard Dspey do. do. 0 O 0 , 1 SO Do. Pinet Castillon do. da 1 40„ 1 SO Do. inferior brands do.do.0 13 0,, 100 Rem,W.L t 30op.pergsL 0 8 8 M 0 3 9 Whisky, good do. -034,046 Do. in ease, per dozen ... 0 9 0 „ 0 11 0 Do. Bays* Glenlivit — 0 19 0 „ 0 13 0 Geneva, JDKZ, or key, 4 gaL ease ... — 0 19 6 „ 0 13 0 Old teas, beet brand, per dosen — — ... 0 19 S „ 0 IS 0 Port, good quality*) per gal. 9086,0 15 0 Sherry, do. do. — 8. 0 8 0 , 0 15 6 Do. per dosea -~ Z. 1 It 0 „ S 0 0 Champagne, do. — 7900, 8 15 0 Claret do. — — Hoes, do. ... M J 1 10 0 , 9 10 0 Asstraliaa Claret, qrts.— 0 0 0 , 1 11 0 Do. do., pista — .. O 0 0 , 0 17 0 AU ABB FDBxBB. Ala, Bass's Be. 4— — 700,750 Do. London aad Colonial w Co.'. - -.-550,600 Do. AUsope/a, - -7...