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A Johnsonian Moral. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

A Johnsonian Moral. Upon this earth there is no place, With Brisbane can compare, Where "stars? of all kinds visit,oft From here, there, ev'ry where. Excelling all both living, dead, Unborn,, too, I admit j If what they advertise be true, They ought to make a " hit." ' But*Brisbane folk are not blind quite* Insulting though it be; And some who come, and serve them right { Don't make much £ s. d. Pianists, male and female, phew— Have had their little fling; 'Flautists and prima donnas, too, Have had their loot and sing. And lecturers and actors, yes, And nigger minstrels black, Have done the city, more or less— This moral hurl we back :— Don't think the Brisbane folk quite blind, Or Queensland so benighted j Pretensions just a shade less find, And we'll be more delighted.

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
A House Divided Against Itself. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

A House Divided Against Itself. There is civil war in St, Ceotge, the Most recently reated municipality I- thihk in Queensland. And the ivilwar hinges on this very municipal question. One et of: the St. George dragons is doing its level best put the drag on the continuance of its municipal j xistence. These dtagons w&nt to comtait municipal uioide, and desire to have the town of St. Gteorge nee more included in the Division of Ula Ula. Where the advantage would come in under such a re sumption of former conditions, it is hard to discover. The whole agitation, if I remember aright, for the separation of St. George from the TJla Ula Division, and its proclamation by the Governor-in-Council as a municipality, was based upon the much-ventilated grievance, that St. George did not get its fair share if Divisional expenditure. It was urged that a majority of the members of the iDivisional Board of XJia Ula lived out in tKe surrounding districts, away back from St. George* and spent...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
"Impossible!" [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

" Impossible!" The editor of a contemporary first warns the public of his particular town, againet an army of Fpielera, whom he describes as being1 particularly cute, unecru» pulous and so forth, and then makes this ridiculously inconsistent statement i—" On Saturday evening, the editor of this journal was awakened from sleep by stealthy movements on his front verandah. Dressing hastily, he had the satisfaction of ejecting from bis premises a big burly fellow, who pretended to be drunk, and asked -pardon. On reaching the street, however, the ■* drunken' man walked steadily away, making a great noise with his boots. A drunken man under the circumstances would have been likely to blunder ou to the verandah with a great noise, besides, drunken men do not very often attempt to open windows. The public had therefore better be careful." Now, how in the name of the "artful dodger/' is such imbecility to be reconciled with " cuteness," or anything like it ? To imagine that any spieler in ex...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Settled Honourably. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

Settled Honourably. / Near St. Oeorge a long- standing s feud has "been eoisively settled. " Bad blood " has, for a long 'tne, "been between " two well-known residents in .hat part of Queensland—one of whom is a station anager, the other being a G-overnment official, everal petty squabbles, and one or two Courtlpases, i.ve marked the progress of the quarrel between he belligerents. At last it was resolved to eason out the situation by the argumentum aculinum (club law) — or, to speak more liter ly, by the or^wmw^w ad pugnam (appeal to. sts!) The first two rounds were limited to some hat cautious sparring and unhurtful hits, but, in •he third round, Redtape's claret was tapped, where pon Redtape threw up the sponge. He is likely-— n the future—to be a less uncivil Civil servant—at east towards his conqueror- - than he has been in he pa*t<

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

Notice to til© Public.—Please to note my time &f Publishing is 9 a.m. every Friday.

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Cast-Off Clothing. (NEITHER BANDO NOR BONDI.) [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

Cast-Off Clothing. (Neither Bando nob Bondi). Some time ago, there was an overseer named 3. K. Jones, on Bando station, near G-unnedah, N.S.W., -who, on becoming a defaulter, provided the residents of that district with a bogus tragedy. He visited Sydney and disappeared, and, with incomparable subtlety and astuteness, left a portion of his clothing on the beach at Bondi, a watering suburb of Sydney. In the natural course of events, the clothes were found (he had probably taken caie that they were beyond reach of the tide's insatiable maw), and "it was inferred that he had committed suicide"—it being well-known that such desperate persons always have a thought for the " ole clo' " man. But now, to the inexpressible joy of those who erstwhile wept over the " sad ending of a hitherto promising young man,'' that non-fulfilling cubb has turned up, not only undrowned, but quite well, and presumably with some other clothing envelop ing his interesting form.

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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"Vere ish Mine Tawg?" [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

— ♦— " Vere isli Mine Tawg ?? George Scbofield got himself into some slight trouble at Tenterfield, N.S.W., the other day, by what would. appear to be a double act of foolishness. Georgei had been in the employment of Charles M'Kenna (also of Tenterfield), and whose service he quitted without giving due notice. That was foolishness the first, and greatest. A few days afterwards, George was arresje d on a warrant for the larceny of M'Eenna's dog, whose disappearance was ^coeval with that of the accused. It transpired, in Court, «that the dog had followed George, on his departure, to a coach in which he was about to take passage, and endeavored to become his fellow-traveller. . At the instigation of other passengers, George was guilty of foolishness the second, that is to say, he lifted the " dawg" into the vehicle. Having proceeded two or three miles on his way, as far as the Ballyhurst Hotel, to wit, he asked the landlord whether M'Kenna's bread-cart was in the habit of coming so fa...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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STREET AMENITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

STREET AMENITIES. *m Ton -ax my dye!" " Garn wi' yer! Shouldn't get a straight answer if I did I"

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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No title [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

Solitary Guest (absent-mindedly): " Waiter I" Terphsicorean Waiter (off duty j but still subject to the force of habit) :• " Y-easir—coming1, sir—d'rectly sir!"

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Russia, England and Australia. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

Russia, England and Australia. The latest cablegrams from Europe would seem to indicate that the Russo-Afghan difficulty is not likely to be speedily settled amicably. Having gained one signal diplomatic victory, and having been granted a welcome delay, Russia is again finess ing to outwit England and is still pursuing its chosen path of duplicity and territorial greed. The war weather-glass shows a tendency to fall, and no one Knows what a day may bring forth in respect of the relations between Great Britain and Russia, more especially since the Marquis of Salisbury has assumed the Premiership of Great Britain.: It is becoming every day clearer that Russia knows only too well the value of her recent Asiatic conquests. Russia, by her armies, has. acquired the control of the Caspian Sea and the country between that sea and Afghanistan. The key of the most rapid line of communication between Europe and the East is, therefore, in Russian hands. To illustrate the importance of this fact...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

" Pray, Dr. O'Doherfcy," enquired a peevish and cross-look ing man," what is a cure for the epleen ?" Smoke six Bbein gold Cigars per day," was the common-sense reply, The Parliamentary Pow-wow Look out Next Week for "HOW WE ARE GOVERNED,' ' A unique tand Humorous snap at Parlia* mentary proceedings* The '(Juse willmeet next-creek ; " Figaro " will prose andmetre as usual. The hatchet is resurrected, and scalps are going to fly. "Whoop !

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Midgley, the Independent. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

. Midgley, the Independent. Alfred Midgley, the Member for Fassifern, has a Parliamentary individuality entirely his own. Young in years, a practisead speaker, with a free, self-reliant spirit, and above all, that incumbrance to politicians, an active conscience—Alfred Midgley does not tread-in the routine paths of Parliamentary life. He has not yet overcome his newness to public life, but he has sufficient sense to take advan tage of every opportunity to learn the art of politics from older politicians, and he has mqdesty. enough not to aim at teaching his political grandmothers to suck eggs. Midgley was returned for Fassifern at the last general elections, as an Independent Member. So were lots of other candidates iall t»veb the colony. But there are Independents and Independents, as, for instance—to contrast the . two -extremes of the present Legislative Assembly—Alfred . Midgley* Member for Fassifern, and Billy Higson, Junior Member for Bockhampton. . The one is an Inde pendent ...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

, PAINTERS, : AND . ■ ■ ' ; Artistic JDe.corators» 195 Queen Street, Brisbane, . flinders Street, Townsville. ^suiwice Company. ■y.ih'-. - ^ Ebtabmsspd, 1857. .. CAP.ITA.L' "... . ... £2,000,000. \ I<IFE BBANCH s' — Large Bonuses—Pre miums Iiow. ^ ' FIKE BRANCHs—Bisks Accepted atXoweet Bates,■ ' . .. -f FUNDS: Capital Paid up ... ... ... ... £180,035 General Reserve ... ... ... .... 133,298 Fire Fund ... ... ... ... 177,000 life Accumulation: Fund ... 456,000 Annuity Fund . ... ... ... 14,500 The Life Fund is equal to over 69 per cent, of the entire premiums received on every Life Folio in forrie. VQueensland Branch : 206, Queen Street, Brisbane. ^ JAMES THOMSON, s v Local Manager. AgentB throughout the Colony. ' JOHN AIRD, T A I L 0 R V AND ' ' OUTPITT ER, 142; QUEEN STREET, ; i BRISBANE. JAMES BANFIELD, BOOT AND SHOE MAKE®, 13 QUEEN. STREET, Near Victoria Bridge. DRESSMAKING. THE Undersigned, Trhohad charge of the Workroom for Doonan & Hanley, also for Finney, I...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

Trade ^ [FEARNOUGHT] BLUE WOOL SERG1 OF PURE INDIGO DYE, GUARANTEED to keep its color in any climate. THE SEA WILL NOT HURT IT. TnE SUN WILL NOT HURT IT. Made of PURE WOOL and dyed from PURE INDIGO, perfected at, great expense at the Woollen Factory, Ipswich, being the first ever produced in this Colony. CUT BY THE YARD AT WHOLE SALE PRICE. SUITS TO MEASURE—FIRST-CLASS STYLE AND FIT GUARANTEED. The Ipswich Woollen Company, 6E0EGE-STR E E T, BRISBANE, (Opposite Lands Office—a fe^ doors from Queen-street) II. WHITAKERu Manager* INSPECTION AND TRIAL SOLICITED. , Country Customers supplied with Patterns and Rules for Self-measurement on Application. WM. AITCHISON. TOBACCONIST, QUEEN-STREET, BRISBANE. For Auld Lang Syne. Old times come back - again. I have much pleasure in announcing to my old Customers and Friends that I HAVE B.E PURCHaSED THE TOBACCONIST BUSINESS which was carried on by me. for so many years at Cribb's Buildings, Queen-street, under the sign of THE " LUCKY DIGGKEK." I-...

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He Didn't Know. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

He Didn't Know. Editor (glancing over manuscript): u This article, Sir, is not original." Would-be journalist (meekly) : u I didn't know originality was necessary for your paper." Among his friends he explains his inability to sit down by TeferenceB to orange-peel, bicycles and rowing.

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
ROUNDABOUT. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

Eip away, . Day by day, Let us laugh now while we inay} Jog1 along In the throng, Soon enough will we go hong. Carve the roastj Driuk the toast, Clink your glasses with your host 5 ' Never fear Bight good cheer; Stout heart, dangers most, will clear. 'Twill he found, I'll be bound, Come what come may, I am " round;" And, no doubt, * In or out, . I'm " about."—I'm Roundabout. The progress of literature in St. George has received a shock by the recent wreck of the A.S.N. Co.'s steamer Cahors. J. 0. Hart, erstwhile of Allora, has long had a notion of starting a. second paper in St. George, and running the same against the St. George Standard. But Hart had his plant on board the Cahors, and fch<3 mermaids of Evans' Reef are now " setting up t ^amps " with their ct bewchous " fliD pers. Thus C. R. Hart's ambitious start, Is lost or gone before j It's bossed now by a sea-aitch heart— A merman's editor . (I hope you will, this phrase of sedge, bone; Ifor"aitch" is "edge/' if "ai...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

THE HIGH SCHOOL, HOBART, TASMANIA. Sector : Tlie Rev. E. D. Poulett-Harris, M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge. Headmaster : Mr. Ed. Edmondson, Christ Church, Oxford. THE salubrity of the Tasmanian climate, combined with the high standard maintained by . the Council of Education, lias brought the Collegiate advantages of the colony prominently under.the notice of Australian parents. The Hi^iBc1ifebl :x>c» capies the liead%>lace in the degree lists. It surpasses all colonial educational estab lishments in the healthiness and beauty of its situation, which is upon a slope border ing the Queen's Domain, and in the-vicinity of theOricket Ground and Saltwater Baths. The T. S. N. Co. issue return tickets to schohirs at- single fares. Prospectus and terms may be obtained from Mr. Jas. E. Cunningham, 130, Eliza bsth-street, Sydney, or from the Rector; J. JEATS, LICENSED SURVEYOR, No. 5 Australian Chambers Queen Street, BRISBANE. On Hand and for Sale. Cement—Knight Bevans, now landing. R...

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Labor Crisis in Rockhampton. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

Labor Crisis in Rockhampton. ^ Roekhauipton has a Wharf Laborers' IJnMh, which would seem to have become infected with: a touch of the same " striice " complaint that r&centi|h broke out amongst the members of the Sydney (N.S.W.) Seamen's Union, as exhibited in their labor conflict with the authorities^ the steamer Zealandia, in which struggle, however, the Union Seamen were badly beaten by the not-to-be-daunted Captain Webber) who was in command of that vessel. The following letter has been sent by the Secretary of the Rockhampton Wharf Laborers' Union to the local head of a shipping firm:-— "Sir,—Iain instructed by the body of it. Wh. Ls. U nion to give you notice, Sir, that on and after Monday, the 15th June, 18S5, our hourly pay mailboat work in the Bay or Port Alma (coasting mails included) will be ls, 6d. from town to town, and that men engaged to do the said work must receive at least six *hours' notice before leaving town. I am also to inform you, Sir, that the men w...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Pedestrianism. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

Pedestr^nism. About a, fortnight ago, a footrace *came off at Thursday Island between a commercial traveller and a CjLiril Servant. The distancp was 100 yatds, and ^li^!pbia\ner(^al' succfcBsfujiy/ pgp^Bs oppoiiftiit thi^igh. The race was for hominal S^^es, but big sujns.ofmoney changed hands on wagers. DriftProudfoot, who accompanied the N.S.W. Soudan Contingent to Africa, was left behind at Colombo Hospital, strickendown with fever. Concerning him, a corresdondent writes:—" If the Dr. Proudfoot now lying ill at Columbo be the same young Scotch man who.was two or three years ago at the Syclney Infirmary, then the N.S. Wales Contingent has re turned home minus one of its best men. Dr. Proud foot possesses all the qualities that serve to make a skilful and successful doctorj and his4 kindness and skill are gratefully remembered by at;least one reader of Figabo, who once chanced to bejidangerously ill in a- strange city, but whose lucky star brought him under the tender and skilful ca...

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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The Wheels. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro and Punch — 4 July 1885

I The Wheels. The Rockhampton Cycling Club held its initiatory meeting at the Gymnasium Grounds on Saturday, the 20th, preceded by a pai'ade through the town. June following is a list of the afternoon's "events, which were of a highly interesting character* and results:— Three-Mile Race, for a trophy, valued i55^1, G.Shaw; Risien. There were no other entries. Both riders kept well together, at an easy pace, until the eighth round, when Risien took the lead, which he was unable to maintain, being soon passed by Shaw, who ultimately won by 12 yards. Time, 14min 30sec. One Mile Handicap, for a trophy—1, T. J. Part (150 yards) ; 2, F. Phillips (180 yards) j 3, T. Kingel (150 yards). Four others entered.' Minnie went off with the lead, but soon knocked himself up{ and was passed by Part, who maintained ;the lead and won, closely followed by Phillips. Carpenter had a nasty spill, his machine overturning, and he being badly shaken. Time, 4min. 4sec. Two Miles Handicap, prize, trophy—1, Q-....

Publication Title: Queensland Figaro And Punch
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