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CENTRAL POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, MAY 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
CENTRAL POLICE COURT. Tuesday, May 3. Before The Police Magistrate. Drunkenness.-Daniel Moran, John Hegan, and Bridget Dougal, were each fined 10s. for drunkenness ; William Smith, for a similar offence, was fined 20s. Mary Walsh, an old offender, was sent to gaol for a month for drunkenness. Assault.-Michael Troy and John Troy were charged by Michael Spellman with having as- saulted him in a most ferocious manner. The prisoner was some short time ago acquitted on a charge of assaulting the same individual. They were remanded until this morning for further evidence. Lunacy.-Henry Seahn brought up on a charge of being a dangerous lunatic was re- manded for medical testimony.
QUEENSLAND ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
QUEENSLAND ACCLIMATISATION \ ¦!¦ SOCIETY. \ Ax ordinary meeting of tho managing com mitlco or tho Queensland Acclimatisation So- ciety was held yesterday, in ono of tho committee rooms hi the Parliament Houses. Thoro wero present tho Hon. Colonel O'Connell, tho President ol' thc society j Messrs. T. B. Stephens,- M.L.A., the Rev." J. R; Moll'alt, C. Coxen, nnd Messrs. L. A. Bernays, and Barlee, honorary secretaries. . COHUKSl'OXnEXOE. Mr. L. A. Bkuxavs stated that in accordance with a resolution passed at tho lust meeting, ho had corresponded with tho proprietors ol' tho Courier and Guardian newspapers, relative to tito'publication oC tho reports of tho society, and had received ti letter from Mr. T. B. Stephens, (he proprietor of tho Courier newspaper, oll'ering lo supply gratuitously from ll fly loone hundred copies ol' any paper read before tho society. It was also mentioned in tho letter that the pro- prietor or the Courier had been in the habit or supplying the society with add...
SYDNEY SHIPPING. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
SYDNEY SHIPPING. pas fjBT EMSOTMO TEMOIiAPII,] of AH1UVAIJ3. 0f .. May 2.?Not8, schooner, from Taranaki ; Mary and Edith, barque, from Auckland; Bar- won, s.s., from Melbourne; Eaglo, s.s., from Port Denison ; Jamos Paterson, s.s., from Bock hampton j Gipsoy, schooner, from Twofold Buy. DKPABTUI1E. May 2.?Daydawn, for Auckland.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
DEATH. YOUNG.-On the 2nd May, at H. G. Lynde's, Park House, Magaret-street, Brisbane, An- drew Young, Esq., aged 21 years, of Glasgow, lately arrived per Fiery Star, of consumption. [London and Glasgow papers please copy.]
PERMISSIVE LIQUOR LAW CONVENTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
PERMISSIVE LIQ UOR LA W CONVEN '¦'¦''' TION. A crowded* public meeting was held ion April ,13th, in tho Temperance Hall, Pitt-street. Tho Hon. G. Allen, iM.L.O, was .voted'to tho chub,'. The .chairman, oxplained tho, object of tho meeting, and stated that uothiiig. would give him grantor pleasure than tai'seo .drunken- ness decrease, and ..teetotalism increase in tho land. His oivii experience, during,moro Hum thirty years, convinced lihii that intoxicating drinks were not necessary to the, comfort of human life! Ho did _believo iu coercion, but thought much might, bo done by persuasion. We. had a fair right lo say 'whether we would have any, or .w'hat'number, of public-houses; in tho districts whero- wo lived. Tho present system ol' licensing tho liquor traffic was in itself ti great ovil. Instead ol'having a body of a hundred magistrates, who' were 'irresponsible for their, numbers,' it'; would bo belter to limit tho power or grunting licenses ¦'to ii bonrd of fivoior soven member...
IPSWICH ASSIZES. MONDAY, MAY 2. (Before his Honor Mr. Justice Lutwyche.) (FROM OUR SPECIAL REPORTER.) [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
IPSWICH ASSIZES. Monday, May 2. &nbsp; (Before his Honor Mr. Justice Lutwyche.) (from our special reporter.) The Ipswich Assizes commenced to-day. The members of the bar present were-The Attor- ney-General, who prosecuted for the Crown, Mr. Blakency, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Macdevitt. &nbsp; Henry Kidner and Samuel Hunter were each fined £3 for non-attendance as jurymen; Mr. Kidner's fine was subsequently remitted. &nbsp; &nbsp; STEALING. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; In this case John Grace stood indicted for stealing a watch and chain in the dwelling-house of Ellen Alphen, of tho value of £5 ; a second count charged him with feloniously receiving it. &nbsp; The prisoner at first pleaded guilty, but upon being told by his Honor that he would not receive a lighter punishment if he pleaded, guilty, than if found guilty by a jury, he pleaded guilty of taking, but without the inten- tion of keeping the watc...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
HS. GRENFELL, Genebal Commission, ? Shipping, and Custom House Agent, Bagih-stbuet, Nobth Bbisbane. Sole Queensland Agency for Lindaman's celo /drated Colonial Wines. HENRY O'REILLY, Licensed Custom House Agent. Consignees' consignments attended to with punctuality and dispatch. A? S. N. Company's AVliarf, Brisbane, February 1st, 1864. 1125 SEAFORD GORDON, Bbokeb, Ships' ? Agent, and Customs' Agency, Dryden's Buildings, near Custom House, Brisbane. Vessels reported at tho Custom House with every despatch. Consignments delivered with- out any trouble to the Consignee. 3184 MOORE AND COMPANY, Merchants and Commission Agents, Brokers, and Custom House Agents. REFERENCES :~-Henhy Mooee, Esq., Mooro's.AVliarf, Sydnoy. Messrs. Mooiie, Hawtiiobne, and Co., Mel- bourne, Victoria. Messrs, James cfc Alexander, Brown, New- castle, New South AVales. 2184 AVILLIAM COAVLEY, Licensed Surveyor, Queon-streot, TITLES of Property brought under the Real Property Act of *1S01. Conveyance's, Mortgages, S...
COMMERCIAL. BRISBANE COURIER Office, Tuesday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
commercial; Buisdane CotmiEii Office, Tuesday Evening. Titi! following is Messrs. Fattorini's bi- monthly stock and station report:? AVool.?As tho season is now drawing to a closo, thero havo not been many loads arriving in town; tho steamers are busily employed, however, in conveying the last of tho clip to tho port of shipment. Sheep Stations.?Enquiries aro still made for good properties, lightly stocked, but wo have not many of these to offer just now; and privato sales are possibly impeded to a certain extent by tho prospect of the very important sale, by pub- lic auction, of several very valuable pastoral properties, to tako place at our rooms on the 4th of June next. Wo have to report tho salo of the first-class sheep statiou Bosowood, without stock, for £1800. Cattlo Stations.?Thero have been somo en- quiries, and offers made for some of thoso for public sale on tho 4th June next, but no trans- actions. Now Country.?Many of our constituents aro paying up survey fees on largo ...
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. (FROM OUR TELEGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENTS.) SYDNEY. May 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. (FROM OUR TELEGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENT.) SYDNEY. May 3, News from California has been received via Auckland. The latest intelligence in reference to the American war is unimportant. The steam ship Bohemian, from Liverpool, was wrecked off the coast of Maine. Twenty-six persons were drowned, and property was lost of the value of one million dollars. A number of vessels have been laid on to take breadstuffs to the colonies. The Alexandra has sailed for Rockhampton, and the Telegraph for Brisbane. MELBOURNE. The salmon ova brought out by the Norfolk are still alive. The markets are dull. ADELAIDE. &nbsp; &nbsp; The Pastoral Association have requested the Home Government to reserve M'Kinlay's route through North Queensland for a cattle road to the Gulf of Carpentaria. &nbsp; An eleven players belonging to the various cricket clubs will proceed to Ipswich on Satur- day next, for the purposo of playing sixteen of that town, the match to lake place un...
ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY. The monthly meeting of this society was held last evening, at tho School of Arts, Pitt street, Mr. J. Bowie AVilson in tho chair. About a dozen gentlemen wore present. Dr. Bennett mentioned that he had very re- cently received a letter from Mr. F. Joubcrt, residing at New Caledonia, in which he mentions that he has now at his disposal three fine kagus, and expecting to have more in a short time, as tho dry weather is sending them out of tho mountains to seek their food in tho soft ground on Hie banks of the river. One is of the species called " grass kagus," a male, and the other two are tho " bush kagus," but the sexes of the two latter birds are not reported in Mr. Joubert's letter. Dr. Bennett also stated that the agoutis had bred, a young one having been born on the 9th of April, but died, or was accideutly killed, a few days after. The Chairman drew attention to the fact that tho alpuccos were to be sold on the 26th Juno next, and it was a question amon...
SHIPPING. IMPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
£HIPPING. IMPORTS. Diana, from Melbourne: 5 eases chicory, 2 cases cigars, 3 cases coffee, 8 barrels currants, 5 quarter-casks wine, 247 bags sugar, 20 chests 40 half-chests ten, 3 three-quarter boxes tobacco, 15 quarter-barrels apples, 10 coses vermouth, 260 cases geneva, 50 eases oilmen's stores, ll cases cheese, 2 cases cocoa, 2 cases tartario acid, 7 cases confectionery, 20 cases starch, 6 cases salmon, 12 cases sardines, 3 bales paper, 1 bag twine, 9 barrels biscuits, 10 barrels bath bricks, 3 barrels blacking, 6 barrels herrings, 3 cases groats, 4 cases matches, 2 cases pepper, 5 barrels bacon, 1 balo nuts, 10 bags oatmeal, 23 tons potatoes, 23 cases chairs, Brabant and Co.; 4 packages saddlery, 6 bundles bent timber, 18 hogsheads ale, 4 wheels, Box and Son; 1 case ritlc caps, Bright Brothers and Co.; 13 packages mould- ings, 7 packages sashes, 1 cask ironmongery, 60 sash weights, 33 bundles spouting, E. Hutchins ; 4 caseB glassware, 5 casks plaster of Paris, 1 parcel brushes,...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
TO IPSWICH. "1HE steamer PREMIER will leave Miirp ? tlie Queen's Wharf, TO-MOR- ROW (Thursday), May 5, at 7 o'clock a.m. Goods received at the Queen's Wharf till 5 p.m., To-day, May 4. ? _4228 STEAM TO CLEVELAND. m "QI-WEEKLY TRIPS on THURS _D DAYS and SATURDAYS. Un- til further notice, tho DIAMOND mil make'an additional weekly trip to tins faTorite ¦watering place, leaving Rail's Wliarf every Thursday and Saturday. BRIGHT, BROTHERS, & CO., 4032_Agents. ft**. \ USTRALASIAN STEAM NAYI Jggi£-CX GATION COMPANY. STEAM TO SYDNEY. ? The CITY OE BRISBANE, Tins Day, WEDNESDAY, May 4, at 5'30 a.m. TO ROCKHAMPTON. ? Tho CLARENCE, TUESDAY, Mav 10. No advance in rates. TO , MARYBOROUGH. ? Tho YARRA YARRA, 48 hours after arrival. TO IPSWICH? Tho IPSWICH, This Day, WEDNESDAY, ?May 4, at 7 a.m. Tho BRISBANE, THURSDAY, May 5, at 7'30 a.m. Tho IPSWICH, FRIDAY, MayG, at 8 aim. . ..Tho BRISBANE, SATURDAY, May 7, at 8 a.m. HENRY O'REILLY, Agent. A.8.N. Company's Offices, Brisbane. AUSTRALASIAN ...
THE MARGARET ELIZA, PRISON HULK. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
THE MARGARET ELIZA, PRISON HULK. During the last Session of Parliament, in 1863, a vote was granted for the purchase of a hulk, to be employed as a prison for refractory seamen, and also to afford accommodation for the water police force. The necessity for some place for the safekeeping of sailors under sen- tence has been fully shown by the occasional crowding of the Brisbane gaol to such an ex- tent that the officials were compelled to place male lunatics in the ward for female prisoners. When the requisite funds were placed at the disposal of the Government, tenders were in- vited for the supply of a vessel of not less than 500 tons registered burden, with boats, gear, and such other fittings as might be required for a prison ship; and finally the Government accepted, conditionally, the barque Margaret Eliza, which appeared to be &nbsp; equal to the requirements. She arrived in Moreton Bay on the 24th January, after a pas- &nbsp; sage of four days from New Caledon...
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF GENERAL EDUCATION FOR THE YEAR 1863. To his Excellency Sir George Ferguson Bowen, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George Captain-General and Governorin-Chief of the colony of Queensland and its dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, &c., &c., &c. MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY— [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF GENERAL EDUCATION FOR THE YEAR 1863. To his Excellency Sir George Ferguson Bowen, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Dis- tinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George Captain-General and Governor- &nbsp; in-Chief of the colony of Queensland and its dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, &c, &c, &c. May it please your Excellency-- We, the Board of Education, have the honor &nbsp; to submit to your Excellency this our Fourth Annual Report of the condition of the schools under our supervision, together with a state- ment of accounts for the year 1863:-- Schools In Operation. In the course of the year we had eighteen schools in operation, attended in the aggregate by 3204 pupils. The average daily attendance was 1593.2, being an increase of 375.5, or of nearly 31 per cent, on that or the previous year. We are unable to report a corresponding in- crease in the number or buildings erected specially for school purposes ; our...
PARLIAMENT. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TUESDAY, MAY 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
PARLIAMENT. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL Tuesday, May 3. The PRESIDENT took the chair at twenty- five minutes past three. The members present wore Messrs. Bramston, Watts, Fitz, Bigge, Roberts, Western Wood, St. George Gore, Harris, and Hobbs. MESSAGE FROM HIS EXCELLENCY. The PRESIDENT read the following mes- sage from his Excellency :?" In compliance with the Address of tho Legislative Council, dated on the 27th ultimo, and in pursuance or the provisions or tho sixth section of the Con- stitution Act, the Governor hereby ' refers to tho said Legislative Council, tobe by the said Legis- lative Council heard and determined,' thc ques- tion which has been raised respecting tho vacancy of tho seats of tho undermentioned honorablo members oC that house, viz. :?Tho non. AVilliiim Landsborough, the Hon. AVcstern AVood." FREESTONE CREEK BRIDGE. Mr. ST. G. R. GORE asked the representa- tive ol' tho Government?" AVhether tho site of the bridgo across Freestone Creek, on the road between the Main Rang...
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION THIS DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION THIS DAY. MR. F. F. SHAW, at 11 o'clock, on the Pre- mises, Albert and Mary streets: Furniture, Cedar, and Sundries. MESSRS. MARTIN & DICKSON, at 11 o'clock, at thc City Auction Mart: Split Peas. At l11 o'clock, at Harris' Wharf: Bran, Flour, Oats, Barley, Onions, Potatoes, ex Caroline. MESSRS. TRUNDLE & CAMERON, at 12 o'clock, at their R00ms : Furniture and Sun- dries. MR. R. DAVIDSON, at 12 o'clock, at the Queen's Wharf : Sailing Boat.
THE WAR IN NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
THE WAR IN NEW ZEALAND The following account, taken from tho Tara- naki Herald of April 9th, appeared in a second edition of the Daily Southern Cross, published on April 10th:- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; DEFEAT AT AHUAHU. It is this week our painful duty to record the first real defeat which our forces have suffered at the hands of the natives during the present war, and which has cost us the lives of at least six of our fellow countryment, including, we deeply regret to say, Captain Lloyd of the 57th Regt., beside twelve others wounded and one missing. The accounts we have been able to gather of how it happened are vague, and in many parts conflicting, but the result is indeed only too clear. The following we believe to be substantially correct as far as it goes:- On Tuesday night Captain Lloyd received orders to take a hundred men and proceed on the following morning to reconnoitre in the neighborhood of Ahuahu. Accordingly, at an hour on Wednesday...
NOVEL MODE OF DESTROYING ANIMAL LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
NOVEL MODE OF DESTROYING ANIMAL LIFE &nbsp; I HAVE been requested by Mr. T. Baggs to call upon him and examine the practical working of a patent which he has taken out, and which he describes to me as "improvements in the means and apparatus for capturing or killing birds, animals, whales, &c., with a view of forming a public compauy." As no nettings, springs, traps, guns, or poisons (animal or vegetable) were to bo used, I could not imagine how the object was to be attained, but Mr. Baggs soon explained. This gentleman has, I understand, studied the effects of electricity in all its bearings, and it has occurred to him that its benumbing and life-taking agency might be turned to some practical account; and there is no doubt he has some fearful weapon of destruc- tion under his command. In order to give; me an easy and simple demonstration of its powers, he took me into his laboratory, where was a neat but exceedingly powerful electro-magnetic apparatus, and a large ...
RICHARD GREEN'S PERFORMANCES IN ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 4 May 1864
RICHARD GREEN'S PERFORMANCES IN ENGLAND. Under the heading of " Last Year's Rowing," the Saturday Review of February 6th, speaks of the Australian champion: " Ono of the most remarkable events of the last rowing season was the match between Chambers of Newcastle and the Australian Green, for the championship of the Thames. Green is a native of Port Jackson, and a very fine specimen of the antipodean British race. He arrived in this country in August, 1862, and placed himself under the tuition of an ex- champion, Kelly, of Putney. His style, which was at first considered defective, improved greatly under Kelly's lessons. Neither tutor nor pupil could possibly have been more assidu- ous than Kelly and Green nor is it likely that, &nbsp; in the ten months which elapsed between Green's arrival and his race with Chambers, there were many students of art or science who even equalled Green's devotion to the practice of the more refined mysteries of the sculler's business. Perhaps i...