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QUEENSLAND PARLIAMENT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BRISBANE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
QUEEXSLASD PARLIAMENT TO THE rniToit or THE BIHSBVXE corniEit. Sin,-AVhen the hon the ?Utornei General spoko ni favour of tho adjournment of tho Houso till the 10th of Mai ho e\pieased himself Ilma -"He ventured to say that if tho members of the oppo sillon ' w oil' i ead the bdls, and understood them (laughter), thoy would liai o dono aieij good week s work' Tho Attorney Genual s rciniik conveyed tw o meanings Tust That he behoved the membcia gene rullj weio such imbeciles lint to suppose tho membeis could understand nm thing w hieb did not nppli to their pockets w ia u f nee Second lhat all bills piep ned bj liivx ela aie caicfullj di aim up with one ob|cct in new nz not lo bo imdcratood bi eithei themiikciaor mj one else Aets of Parliament that can be under stood being mjui ions to then pi ofe ion Hie " laughtci ' pi o luced bj the w oi d ' opposition ' was stgnilicint of tile f ict that it does not oust AAliat must bo the opinion cut eil lined bj othei countues of oin Queen 1 mi...
CENTRAI, POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY, MAY 4. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
CENTRAL POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY, MAY 4. BEFORE the Police Magistrate. DRUNKENNESS. - James Warrell, William Rendell, Maurice Carroll, Patrick O'Shaghnessy, and Joseph Adamson, were each fined 10s. for drunkenness. Thomas Hazlin, for a similar offence, aggravated by disorderly conduct, was sent to gaol for a month. THREATENING LANGUAGE.-William Geddes, charged by his wife with having made use of threatening language, was bound over to keep the peace, himself in 80, and two sureties of 10 each. LUNACY.-Henry Seahn, brought up on re- mand, charged with being a dangerous lunatic, was, on the testimony of Drs. Hoobs and Bell, sent for medical treatment to the Lunatic Asylum. DISOBEDIENCE.-Edmondstone v. Busbridge. This was a case, under the Masters and Ser- vants' Act, in which complainant charged defendant (who was his hired servant) with refusing to obey just and lawful commands. The evidence of Mr. Edmondstone and his clerk clearly brought the charge home to the defendant, who did not...
METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. Taken at 9 a.m. WEDNESDAY, MAY 4. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. - Taken «.' 9 a.m. AYED:;E=DAT, MAY Í. Br.iSBAXE.-B.irûïïu'tc? (corrected) 300S3 ; thermometer (shj.'lo) Go S ; ditto (dry bulb) 650; ditto (wet bulb) G0"5 ; force of wind 1 ; cloud 1. (JPer Tleclrh Telegraph.) STDKET.-Barometer (corrected), 30'233 ; thermometer («hsdeL 53-5 ; ditto (dry bulb), 55 5; ditto (wet bulb) 53'6; force of wind 5; cloud 0. wrxi) AKD WEATHER. Brisbane. S.W., and Ene ; Lytton, AY., and fine i Ipswich, - calm and fine; Laidley, calm and fine ; Toon ooniba. calm and fine ; Di ay ton, E., and fine ; AArarwick, S.E., fine and fresh; Dalby, S., and fine; Sydney, AV., strong and line.
THE MORTALITY IN CHILDREN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BRISBANE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
THE MORTALITY OF CHILDREN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BRISBANE COURIER. Sir,-I was always under the impression that the climate of Queensland was a healthy one until I met with the following in Pugh's Almanac for 1864, which, if correct, tells fatally against it. Under the heading of " Population," page 168, it is stated that out of every one hundred births there was 58-68 per cent, deaths. Now, Sir, as I was thinking of settling in this colony, I am rather anxious upon this point ; for if the mortality is so great it certainly will deter persons with families from coming to it. Perhaps, Sir, you would compare the statistics of this and some of the neighbouring colonies on this subject, and give the public the result through the medium of your valuable paper. I may perhaps, while writing, mention that the climate seems to be most fatal to young children especially, for in February, 1863, out of 57 deaths, 28 were children under two years of age ; and in November, 30 out of 43 were childre...
CORRESPONDENCE. CHINESE VAGRANTS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BRISBANE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
CORRESPONDENCE. CHINESE VAGU AKTS. TO THE EDITOR OP THE BRISBANE COritlEIt. Sni,- illow me, through the medium of your columns, to call tile attention of the Chief Com missioner of Police to the fact that there is a Chinaman roimuig about the walla of tile gaol, with the gaol clothes on in a miserably tatteied condition, and I theiefoie presume be has re ccutli been lelcased from the gaol I think he is the =ame a» was loitering about the same place some time ago for ceieral week«, during winch tune he ate nothing butwhut thcchUdren woidd canj to bun, and lie has the appeal ance of beniL, of un ound muid Howe*ci, he cannot be induced, appaientlv, to lcaie the gaol wall, and it muât bo evident that he muat be looked after I mai also call the attention of the same authoiitj to the fact that another Clunaman w is, to mj knowledge, undci similar cncunistances, hung at South Brisbane in a humpy, ni the coinci of a laçant allotment, foi twelve months at least and w as tho occasion of great...
The Courier. PUBLISHED DAILY. THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1864. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
Wîjt Courier. PUBLISHED DAILY. THURSDAY, MAT 5, 1S01. An Act to provide for the establishment of Grammar Schools in Queensland was introduced hy the Colonial Secretary during the first Session of ¡lie Queensland Parliament in 1860. The measure met with no opposition from the members of the House. All of them expressed their concurrence in the laudable object for which the Bill was framed. It was doubted, certainly, in some quat tors, whe- ther any districts in the colony would be hi a position to avail themselves of the advan- tages derivable from this act of legislation for some years, ami by many persons the Bill was lookel up m as an enactment which would do no immediate prac- tical good, hut which might prove beneficial to the colony after a consider- able lapse of lime. The Grammar Schools' Act was alluded to by the London Times, in a leading article upon the first session of the Parliament of Queensland, as an in- stance of the attention paid by our legislators to the social a...
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION THIS DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION THIS DAY. " . MESSRS. MARTIN & DICKSON, at 11 , o'clock, ot Harris' Wharf: Cargo of Produce, j., ex Carolino, from Warrnambool. At 2 o'clock, cf i on the Promises, Fortitude A'alloy Stock-in. Trade of u Bakery. Business. MR. R. CRAWFORD, at 11 o'clock, at (bo . ) &lt; Royal Horso Davaar : Horses, Arehiclcs, und Harness. MR., HEILBRON, at 12 o'clock, on tho Pre- mises, Edword-Btreot i Household Furniture and Effects. -, ' MR. R. DAVIDSON, at noon, at his Rooms : Beor, in bulk, Rum, Tools, and Sundries. MR. W. H. KENT, at 11 o'clock, at Tailor- I
SYDNEY SHIPPING. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
SYDNEY SHIPPING. [nr I;LECTRIO TELEURAFH.} ARRIVALS. Maj* 3.-Ellesmere, barque,returned to pott; Hunter, steamer, from Edeu and Merimbula. DEI" IETUEES. May 3.-Beatrice, H.M. surveying schooner, for Torres Straits ; Arolun(cer, schooner, for Bafflo Creek, Port Curtis ; Claremont, and Nicholas C'ejard, for Shanghai ; Alexandra, s s., ,' for Rockhampton ¡ AVonga AVonga, s.s,, for Melbourne ; Telegraph, steamer, for Brisbane ; Agnes Irving, steamer, for Grafton.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
.' ' Auction Sales. THIS DAY. 'TTENRY HEILBRON lina receiveil instruc n lions to sell by public auction, on THURSDAY, Mnv 5,'at 12 o'clock, at the Black Ball Boarding House, Edw nrd-street, oppoaite the Adelaide Store, A large quantity of Sundries, consisting of Household Furniture, Safes, Tables. Chairs, Bedsteads Sofas, Stretchers, Blankets, Sheets, Mattresses, Clocks, Chiffonier, Book-shelf, Pictures, Ac. Together with a large quantity of Kitchen Utensils. At the samo time and place, aSPRLNGCART. 4171 THIS DAY. TORTER ALE 'RUM. EOBERT DAVIDSON will sell, at his Rooms, on THURSDAY, Mai 5, at noon, 1 cask, 30 gallons Rum, 26 o.p. .> Hogsheads Porter G Ditto Ale ALSO, Certificates of Rum in bond. Samples at Room«. Terms at sale. 4219 THIS DAY. ROBERT DAVIDSON will sell, at his Rooms, on THURSDAY, May 5, at noon, ' 1 Pair Scales Quantity of Carpenters' Tools Quantity Wearing Appnrel And 2 Boxes Terms-Cash. 4218 TUESDAY, MAY 10. IN THE INSOLVENT ESTATE OF J. A. JACKES. , By Order o...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
LAND ORDERS-1 OR SALI in small amounis, 01 laiget sums to the mino of £2000, liumtdiattli aiailabk for toimti) lands G AV M K1 AND, Qtittn street 1050 Vd]oinm&lt;5 the lieasury FOR SILr, LVND OK DI RS-Now nvaU ablo foi pureba«e of toivn 01 countr) hinds croRGE R vrr &, co A BARG VIN 6 LAND ORDJ R&, Immediately Arad ablo, foi £11 each, Cash Apply at once, b) letter, to J P , ofllco of this paper 3335 LAND ORDERS-Availablo in Six Months foi Counlii Lnnds-10R S VLL b) G AV M'hEAND, Queen «tiect (adjoining (he licasuii) 3708 AVAILABLE LAND ORDERS foi sale, at £1110s each R II IU CHESS, Queen street 31)92 WHIJ.L SE VL SHERRA. THIS celebrated AVINL, highly recommended b) the Mtdicnl Pioftssion foi Iiiitihds, mai now be bad of BRABAJS T »V, CO , Quttn street, Busbano 2112 STOREKEEPERS and SHOP? supplied willi all 1 mds of Liqttonee, Loll) Stitks, Bulley Sugui, Acidulated Diops, nud all kinds of Di ops m any quant il i JAA1LS N nüanrs, 3SS2 Confttlionei, Geoigo stret...
THE OLD LADT, HER UMBRELLA, AND THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
THE OLD LADT, HER UMBRELLA, AND THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. IN an article entitled " Tho Electric Wire," to bo found in Chambers' Journal, for Saturday, October 17, 1SG3, tho following passage occurs : " AVc most of us remember tho story of Hie old lady who was travelling in tho days when telegraphs were no1 so generally understood as Uley arc at tho present limo. On arriving at her journey's end, shu could not find her um- brella, and imagined that she had left it at, home. Some one suggested telegraphing for it, so she proceeded to the oflleo for thal purpose. In tho meanwhile, however, mi astute port cr had discovered her umbrella in the carriage sho lind just left ; and, being humorously inclined, ho hung it on tho telegraph who, and subsequently induced tho old lady lo look if her umbrella lind arrived by the wire-ii modo of transit sho im- plicitly believed in. She, of course, expressed her delight in getting her umbrella, so quickly, but she expressed no surprise. Sho thought, pr...
COMMERCIAL. COURIER Office, Wednesday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
COMMERCIAL. COURIER Oilice, AYedncsdav Evening. ti Tire prospectus of a cojipany recently estab U=hed in London for the transaction of general land and credit bu«mc- in Queensland and the other colonie-, on the principle of the Credit Foncier of Pan« ha- just been ¿«sued Ofliee, have been c-tibh-hed in Brisbane, and the Company wUl «hortly commence operations AYe hive been requested to publiai tho foi lowing notification i-ued bl the Collect« of Custom*, re-pectin? the pas-mg of import and export entne-,-Partie- poking Cu-tom= entries for the landing or «hipping of good«, are requested to «tate the dc-enptiou and value of «uch good» with a much accuncj a» po-iblc GeneÄllv «peakmg, a very loo-c sj-teni m this respect prevad , and sood- we frequently in correctly described, and e-lunatcd at nb-urj ruination-, tendins to render the returns of the imports and export* of the port of little or no u«o for commercial pun» e- AYith a new? to the prevention of «uch irregularities, and to the ...
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. (FROM OUR TELEGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENTS.) SYDNEY. May 4, [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
/TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Li (FBOSI OÜE TELTGÜArniO COKUESPOXDEXTS.) w _ B SYDNEY. ~ b May 4, ^ THE Cricketing Association aro again en- deavoring to seenro the services of Thompson and Lawrence for tho intercolonial match. Gregorj' is also likely lo go lo Brisbane. Cattle Inspectora have bceu appointed in accordance with the provisions contained in tho new Act. Hour is a shade firmer. MELBOURNE. . Tho Legislative Council havo rejected tho bill for reducing the qualification of candidates for seats in tho Upper House. ; , ADELAIDE. The strike at Wallaroo continues. A speculative movement has taken place in the (lour market. THE North Australian Race Meeting of 1SG1, judging from present nppeara'nccs, is likely to prove oven moro successful than anj- of its predecessors ; ond thal is saj iug not n little. Tho character which our annual incclings have borno in the neighboring colonies for genuine sport has been very high, and we arc glad to bo in a position to congratulate the stewards of th...
SHIPPING. DEPARTURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
SHIPPING. DEPARTURE. - - - . -MAT 4.-City of Brisbane, steamer, 840 tons, Captain F. C. knight, for Sydney. Passengers -Messrs. Richards, Strokarch. Tyrer, A. Morey, Rev. J. Love, and several in the steerage. ;, ,, , - EXPORTS. City of Brisbane, for Sydney : 16 bales wool, i G. II. AYilson and Co. ; 42 bales wool, Hassell . and Ogg ; 50 bales wool, 44 hides, AA'ieuholt, . AValkcr, ond Co.: 3 boxes, D. Mitchell; 3 .trunks, Cribb and Footes 15 casks fruit, Rogers ¡ 1 box, Hanks and Co. ; 1 parcel, Palmer and Co. ; 10 packages fruit, Hirnes ; 1 bo" gold, Union Bank ; 1 ease seeds, 1 case, F.°M. Bailey; IS cases wine, E. Goertz and Co. ; 8 kegs, ii. Hughes ; 1 case, B. B. Soutber . ' ' ' den ; 1 parcel, Flavelle Bros. ; 1 box, N. Bartley ; "'l truss, Masters; 1 parcel, Stewart and Hem ; ¡ / mont ; 1 box specie (£500), Bank of New South Wales j 1 parcel. Buckley. ' IPSWICH STEAMERS.-The Brisbane will leave v the A.S.N. Company's wharf at half-past seven o'clock, and the Premier will star...
APPALLING SNOW TEMPEST IN AMERICA. (From the Chicago Tribune.) [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
APPALLING SNOW TEMPEST IN AMERICA. (From the Chicago Tribune.) We have had three days of the most severe weather that ever swept over the north-west &nbsp; The storm opened on Thursday with a cold, driving snow. Friday morning the mercury had fallen to the almost incredible degree of &nbsp; thirty eight below zero, Fahrenheit. On Satur- day morning it was thirty-six below zero. At &nbsp; &nbsp; this time (Sunday p.m. ) it is eight below zero. &nbsp; &nbsp; No trains have arrived at this station on the &nbsp; Chicago and Northwestern Railway since Thursday at noon, but will probably get through to-night. &nbsp; The only casualty that we hear of is that of a woman being frozen to death while driving &nbsp; a team between Berlin and Rosendale, Winne- bago county. There are many cases of frozen hands and feet and smaller members. On Fri- &nbsp; day night the dwelling house of Wiliam Fowler, &nbsp; &a...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 5 May 1864
STEAM TO IPSWICH. THE AMY will LOAD CARGO &nbsp; for IPSWICH at ORR and &nbsp; HONEYMAN'S Wharf till 6 p.m. on FRI- DAY, the 6th instant. 4263 NOTICE. THE DIAMOND is unavoidably &nbsp; prevented from making her trip &nbsp; &nbsp; to CLEVELAND to-day. She will &nbsp; he despatched from Raffs Wharf on SATUR- DAY NEXT, at half-past Nine a.m., returning at same hour next day. BRIGHT BROTHERS & CO., 4264 Agents. QUEENSLAND STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY. THE MAIL STEAMER QUEENS- LAND, will leave for MARY- &nbsp; &nbsp; BOROUGH, GLADSTONE, and ROCK- HAMPTON, on TUESDAY, May 10. 3512 AUSTRALASIAN STEAM NAVI- GATION COMPANY. STEAM TO SYDNEY.-The TELEGRAPH, on SATURDAY, May 7, at 8.30 p.m. TO ROCKHAMPTON.-The CLARENCE, TUESDAY, May 10. No advance in rates. TO MARYBOROUGH. - The YARRA YARRA, 48 hours after arrival. TO IPSWICH- The BRISBANE, This Day, THURSDAY, May 5, at 7.30 a.m. The IPSWICH, FRIDAY, May 6, at 8 a.m. Tho BRISBA...
MISSIONS IN WESTERN POLYNESIA. (From the Empire, April 29.) [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 6 May 1864
MISSIONS IN WESTERN POLYNESIA. (From the Empire, April 29.) The common issue of Europenn intercourse with the unlives of lho Pacific islands and coastshas presented such gloomy pictures of the decay and gradual or rapid extinction of the less cultivated race, Hint it is a great relief lo turn to a statement like thal published in the Empire yesterday of tho happy chango which lins taken place in Aiu-iloum since lho introduc- tion of Ohristiunity. In sixteen years from lho seulement of tho first white missionaries there, in ISIS, connnbalisiii, infnnt¡cido, and tho sacri- fice of widows by strangling, have all boen com- pletely abolished ! the du ellings mid clothing of the inhabitants have boon much improved ; sixty school-houses huvo been built, und ench supplied with a teacher trained nt tho bend stallion ; idolntory lins been abandoned, mid nearly lho whole population assemble on special occasions in their churches. On Anei teuiu, ns everywhere else, whero civilisation dawns, tho...
COUNTRY COMMENTS ON PASSING EVENTS. No. 5. [Newspaper Article] — The Brisbane Courier — 6 May 1864
COUNTRY COMMENTS ON TAS SING I EVENTS. Br AVii-i, AYeasie. No. 5. "It never rums but it pours" was surely meant for Queensland. AAlien travellers in tropical countries tell us of 105 hours' incessant rain, wo never believed thom. AVc thought such statements no more worthy of credence than Bruce's relation of the inhabitants of Africa w ho lived upon lion's food, or frequently out a slice for breakfast from tho haunch of a live cow. But now, in tho present month (March) we havo witnessed fourteen days and fourteen nights of constant down-pouring rain ! Excepting for an hour or so ct a time, it never ceased raining during the wholo of those throe hundred and thirty-six mortal, dreary, horrid hours. It kept coming down, down, down-tiny ufter dny-night after night-the wholo of that live-long period. It was not strange that in this awful desolation, men's hearts began to fail thom. " If it ruins for twelvo days," said an enthusiast, deep in tho mysteries of the Rov. Air. Cummings, "thewo...