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THE WEEK'S TELEGRAMS. COOKTOWN.VIA Townsvllis March 6 [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

I THE WEEK'S TELEGRAMS. COOKTOW1T. fVix TowT.b-niiE.1 March!!. Teeu Victoria hat discharged her cargo at the wlmf far the fin* time, there ixinKpfaity «f water. Ste is the lsrpe»t vessel which ever came alongside the wharf here. Hk«a Blackbird and Victoria both aaSsd Has moraine. Some mmmULr—t quartz t^w***^ haw been brought in from a place only a short dis. lance bom town. It is probable Oat a, large reefing district will be opened op there shortly. *f*^Kg*' and party have gone out an search for reefs. The news from the Jtoraanby is quiet, there beiBg too mneh water f or digjring. Pahner news is dulL 'The' rush to the head of lite river it turning out well. There are abundance of provisions at PilmerriBe. A num has commenced during the fortnight, and 500 diggers have arrived. He weather at Cooktown has been lovely - fine, but dull and cool, with occasional tiuui derStonns. 'Business is 4)risk. Sheep ace vay scarce. Bones are looking np.

Publication Title: Capricornian, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Living Barometers. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

Living Barometers. fFnmtikt fdodific America*.) That is a carious hxtmrt which a large number of animal*: possess, of predicting ing change by peculiar movements or sounds. Some of liieir actions in this respect appear to be more governed by reason than by mere instinct, others are dearly due to the moisture in the air or various atmospheric inflm'nr**^ while some, which occur under conditions which prevent their being referred to the \ittt-r cause, oner an mterestmg field for the investigation of the naturalist. The presence of the barometer in almost every farmhouse, together widi the weather bulletin or the dictum of -'Old Probabilities,'' good for (he next twenty four hours, tender such homely knowledge as that which governed the labours of the fanners and sailors of the last centuries almost super fluous in this advanced age ; but the subject, like all topics which relate to the' sagacity of the lower animals, is of j**a*lf an interesting one. . And, besides, it is not entirely...

Publication Title: Capricornian, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
London Wool Sales. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

London Wool Soles. Messrs. Stable, Stoker, and CK under date of December IS, write =— The tonrth and Mndnding sales fortte year nonnrnivd on the 17th November, and dosed on tie 7th December. ' The quantities cafaloeued comprised 89,487 bales, of -which about 8000 bales were with drawn, some, however, bang snhapqnaitiy re-catidogned. The respective proportions were :— Bales. Sydney and Queensbmd ? lS^Gt Victoria ? 14,948 Adelaide and Tasmania ? 2,168 New Zealand and Swan Biver ... 13,731 Cape and Natal ? 38,776 S9.4S7 With the exception of tie first few evenings' sales, when prices appeared to rule on a par with the September avecage, the market has been weak, witi a more or leas snstained downward tendency throughout. Prices at the dose maybe quoted at from Id. to 2i to 2id_ per Ib. below those pre viously enrreot, the larger fall being as usual, on the more faulty parcels. A few new wools, ex Great Britain, appeared in the catalogues of the closing week. Purchases for export are ab...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Canvas Town , Dawson River. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

Canvas Town, Daman Rlrer. l IFBOU A OOBBESPONPE5T.1 =A i As an eye witness of and aaffieter by *1»S Dxwson flood, I think that but scant jnatiw has been meted out to some of the men who have been mainly instrumental in saving 1% and property from destruction. lajrademote especially to King and Ifattfaeira — tm-aflanBSn, worthy of the name indeed,— nnoae zeal ana courage have been beyond all praise. Hne were the men who, irhen ti»c current in the riTsrand Herbert's Creek M strangest— on Thursday, the 25th— venturei out in search of some Chinamen, who luckily bad CBcapsd before the arrival of the boat, bnt aucoeeded in saving a settler named Xoolan. Andfluee same men afterwards returned nj- the river. loosing some teamsters' horses that were hobbled there, piloting tteir way Jhrough the dangerous cross currents and thick scrub, {he night pitch dark, as only two such men could do. Hot did they slacken in HlrirmrifavottrB until every man, -woman, and chSd m hdh. sides the Dawson, had be...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Queensland Exhibition. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

Queensland Exhibition. A (mxiAE has reached us from Brisbane, beaded 'Queensland t^-Mi'. to be held at BrMwne during the first and second weekfs) of July, 1873.— Suitable exiribife to be transferred to Melbourne and Philadelpaia.'' The names of gentlemen fonmng an influential Committee of Mam]»wwnwt f^ffff1rj and then the circular goes on to explain the objects of tiie movement As an ' exhibit ' of Queen'* English tins preckms document is itself worthy of being sent to Philadelphia, and it is a subject for wonderment bow our polished and cultivated metropolitans could have been indnced to lend their names to such a docu tiist, — PnhCc Meeting held on the 4iiTebrnary, to onounse aa Elxfamitaon. viih tiie iomUe *r''Hilj^', sod of affiv£ng *^Mi[jmi some op^ctmniy of diSflsylQg *'™ objects of biterest^s may be worSiyof being forwarded to Ttr-Jh*.™™. m Asgnst, for Ihe purpose of of being exhibited atPhfladelphia in l$it' In the next paxajnapb. the Coounittee invite the prodnctom of th« c...

Publication Title: Capricornian, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Mackay. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

tlaekay. [FEOH orm OWK CoaBESPOKDEST.1 laiVE very litflc to report ahice I last wrote, this is always the dullest tone «f the year here. Most of those who can afford it are off toTictona or Tawnania for a trip, and thus escape the most unpleasant and nnheaiEfav* season of tile year. 33wse wbo casmata&ra. to dear out most nerioree tdMv* and mimHie best or the worst of ft, as file case may be. The Turi Onb nave just published their programme for tiie snnnal jaoes, toiielielditt the middle of June. They are evidently determined to be in time this year. The prizes amount to the respectable sum df four hundred and ten pounds, and as the conditions are liberal and the entrance money oulyfive per oent on the amount of the prize, we ought to see a good many strangers bete. There are two handicaps, one of £60 and one of a £130, tiiat win be worth winning. The books for the School of Arts library are expected to arrive shortly. It does not mak very weO for the energy of the people of ...

Publication Title: Capricornian, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Qld, Australia
Wool Teams at Boolburra. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

Wool Teams at Boolburra. The following list of drays submerged at the Dawson has been kindly handed to ns by Messrs. W. and M. C. Thomson, on the part of ihe floods Wool Saving Committee :— WOmott's two drays, laden with stores, one :sj$r for Mr. S-fi. Trayers, and tie other unknown. -v^ Ten hones fonnd. -*?? Morris' two drays, with wool-packs and '' timber for Travers and Gibson. Sixteen horses short Nesbitt's two drays, with stores forTambo. EiAt hones found, sixteen short. Dickie's (1) dray, with stores and timber for Kelinan Brother*. Two horses found. A. Pacey'6 (1) dray, with stores for Eeunan Brothers. Horses afi foond. Vsob^tb three drays, with woul umu air. Holt. Seven bullocks found. Carey and Peff s three drays, with stores for Wolfangand OennoirtL TtdBotta tound. Borgess' three draya, with wool from Wien holt, Malvem Huls. Ten buOocks founl Wallace's two drays, with wool from BL Greene. --lne bullocks found. Brown's -t; one dray, with floor and «ft for ConsueloaudTelforf...

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No title [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

\sibeAnitrttlotua-' S^es' thus details the hairbreadth escape of a banker : — ' An eminent banker, whose business engagements BonmtimfB nwmafate his ~m»m^g in town till midnight, lately found-bis way to the St. Kilda cabstan4 There was some competition as to who should have the privilege of convey mg him home, but with tiiat perfect bnpar tiality which distinguishes everything he does, he selected an Irish *—*'—-. who had been the first to address him, aixanging for an. im mediate start and a payment of haif-anzown. The nosebag was removed, and tie}' set out Immwliatriy after starting tbe driver asked his fare to take the reins whilst be lighten his' lamps. As theyneared Prince's Brfdge at a rapid pace, the driver called out 'PaUvonr left rem,' and althongh the orderwas rigor ously executed, there was the narrowest posa ble escape from a collision. The cabman re sumed his reins, and looking hard at hie tare, suggested, 'Sure, sir. yoa must be dmnkf' fast as tie pace had beeuat first...

Publication Title: Capricornian, The
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POETRY AND TRIFLES. A DOCTORS ADVERTISEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

POETRY AND TRIFLE&i aweaajiaaaaaaaaassBaajaBW A BOCTOBS ADVERIISEMEST. Hivx yn. print in jer lnaa. or m lntkeria-aeke *? mjiak sober assets- a fg at a w*ke ? Hsn I» csoght a Ueekeje ftnm ?—*?—-? Hateje^aMtolptfmmtbeapMaaafjnr tad; Whin jet wam1 u» state «re yea Bkdr to OJU Dont whisky set wen on yer aiaanacs. at an? Son its botberin' ttmaenae to sit down and wise. Vnm a bit ar of pTvaaer ^n set ysei to slaae ; Shtste yer symptoms, me dadmt, and nirar saktosst. Bat as sne as a gun I cm shbmitsa yew oot. Q»i«tlnii.yepo-ir«i«jnuin.«aa«jrty«eBlieaoirtf Hare yeeslatin'aiidfifflThprfytlmHnje at the sham* WM nsiifti.lM.i infl si II - i ill ? Wid ataamatton and i«si'llaHini, Wldptuqiaooimdlaritizmoii, *idptawnil».lJoii *'^ *'j'''l*im, Wid BsOninatbm aad acrid aacKtiiK, Wid Uscx amrtks and pmiSeaUon, Wid arroaie UtnatkB and rawtt mrnjeratian r Bemyaoarl! Snt rnbriacaByer natrteoDiasciin, Ontayerb loie— Caen yrte vast slaabuan. Thzy Wskc hot Drmxn.— Uiere was eome thing lovely abow th...

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MARK TWAINs FIRST LITERARY VENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

MAKKTWAHraFIBSr LITER1ET VENTURE. I was a very smart child at the age of thirteen — an unusually smart cbifi, I thought at the time. It was then that I did my first news paper scribbling, and most unexpectedly to me it stirred up s fine sensation in the community. It did, indeed, and I was very proud of it, too. I was a printer's 'dent,' and a pro gresBve and aspring one. Jty raide had me on his paper (the Weddg Bmamb^ Jomnud, two 4oUar* 'a year in-«3vance — five bundled sub scribers, and they paid in cord-wood, cabbages, and unmarketable turnips), and on a lucky summer's day he left town to ix- gone for a week, and asfced me if I thought T could edit one issue of the paper judiciously. Ah! didn't I want to try! Hinton was the editor of the rival He had lately been jilted, and one night a friend found an open note on the poor fellow's bed, in which he stated ihat he ^«*nld no longer ^ndure life and had drowned himself in Bear Creek. The friend ran down there and dig covered Hinton w...

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Official Notifications. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

Qfficia} Notifications. The following notifications appear in Satur day week's Gmtrmmemt Gazette . — ApEocraasrs.— William Handley Dean, load .Agent at Townsviue, to Act as Land Cammissianer within the district; Henry Tayior Macfariane, Secording Cua& forthe Maranos district, to act as f^wwnisgimw for Crown T^wig wilhin that district, under tie provisions of the Pastoral Leases Act of Tesdebs.— Tendon are called for 150 piles for tiie Mackay Bridge; for lie erection of a pilots cottage. Port Curtis ; and for a supply of stationery, ironmongery, npholstery, &£, for the public service.

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Correspondence. To THE EDITOR OF THE [?] [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

Correspondence. TO THE ESTrOg OF THE CACBICOBSIAX. &»,— Is your article of tie 4th yon make very iitnmt* utiiliHiK^rt' concerning tile flood-masks and Oe evident stzmidity o£ tin! engineers -who woe unable to make a nearer calculation when fixinz tile site of the Dawson township and its bridge, ete: 5-nr, Iimmadrootefer engineers m general, and am pariacnlarjy * averse to them when sites of bridges and direction of nods are the questions ; bat, in this particular; tie case is worthy of an im putbl inquiry, which might be of great servke to die whole country. InmyhnmUe opinion «he emneer who fixed on the present sits of the Dawson bridge win not suffer so severely as yon seem to think; indeed, as yon Buuiu to wish. I don't know thai even yon are aware of tbe bet that it is almost impossible for the Mackenzie and the Dawaoo to flood or over flow at one and the same time. Owing, I think, to t&e Mackenzie being much more rapid, it generally escapes ere the Dawson has tun...

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COMMERCIAL [?] Friday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

COMMERCIAL I CtsaiamsuxQrna,%aiajEmiag, Tbeee h» ha botfitUf I—am « dn» during Many part, oftbetttaby are «ffll nods ntoi ^btmg^OH mas and creeks are feffine OoHIv. uT& rattcar waTsoonbe opau^tftrongbfertoffic. . He node are atnimialtnoanft brfendi« tat are ex pesteatobecbryeBoaghmxdiyarsa. There are UigequautiUes of loading in town ready for transit, bo Oat ahonU the roads be fit and teams anOaUe, Ifce fcrthccming tew weeks an lately to be bnay onea. The lately anb merged In ? at die Uaweon have been reooreed, tat all hn safiered more arks by the hs of their esttte and the patfel dratmrfkn of the goods and wool with winch the dray» were laden. The eo-operatire asso ciaSonfe™ed last week, for the purpoae at leuifeiiuj; and drying the wool, has been very- aoaeeaakl, as have aba one or two pri vate fans. 152 bales of wool have been reeaned in town doing tie week, and carnage nnomal. Tin, fwEmiliil. wool bas been received : — By AAd. fieadndl and Co.: 52 bales. S. WaaniemrLngui...

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ME KINGS ULTIMATUM. Brisbane. Feruary 17. 1875. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

K£. E1XG*£ UlTnunrM. Brisbane. Febnurv IT. 167a. 'Gentlemen.— A meeting of the Cabinet having been held to-day for the comiAritMi of yonr ^oposal to construct »hne of railway from Dalby to the Gulf of Carpentaria, the . Premier bas requested me to convey to yea theresnlt of our dehnerations. 'The proposal laid before the Cabinet mas the amended one contained in your letters of 14th and 16th inntmt. and bor tally ex plained in personal interviews with xsyaeK, viz.: — 'L Yon proposed to awsliiwi s. nflwsy from Dalby to Boma for tiie sum of £5680 per mile, giving the nsnl bond forfslSs*»t«f conbact — &e line to be opened » three years from date of signing contract. Payments of SO per cent on engineer's valnatian of work to be made quarterly— balance to remain tin completion of contract. Payments to be ose half in cash, and the remainder inQmendand 4 per cent debentures, to be taken at asarket price as HeHmmtirA by latest sales. Tie contract price to be reduced by £230 per sans ...

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The Evanishment of the Grand Transcontinental Scheme. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

The Eranistiment of the Grand Trans continental Scheme. The following letters close the correspondence between the Government and Messrs. Collier and Co., on the proposed railway cheme :— VBiSKS. COLUEB & CO.'S AMESDED PEOPOSiU Brisbane, February 14, 1873. The Hon. ihe Minister for Works. Sir, — Referring to oar interview with the Hon. the Colonial Senretary, the Hon. the Minister for Lands, and yourself, on Monday, the Stii instant, in reference to our proposal of the 16th September last, to construct a line of railway from Datby to the Gulf oi Carpentieria, when we explained to you the reason why the special conditions tiien asked for — for the por tion from Dalby to Koma — had been omitted At that interview it was suggested to meet thedimcoliywe apprehended of obtaining a sufficient quantity of fp'fc°taW' land within the parraUels adjoining that part of the raflway to extend the area from which the laud to be granted conM be selected. We then agreed to consiaer that sugge...

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THE [?] SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1875. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

SATTBDAY, MARCH 13, 1873. A large portion of last week's issue was occupied with accounts of the flood 2nd its ravages. The mischief knotra to have been done was great, bat die apprehensions entertained of the damage occasioned throughout the interior, were of a most serious character. Judging by the almost unprecedented volumes of flood-water coming down, and the pro longed submergence cf the country to the eastward of die coast range, it was feared that the deluge bad been general, and that even i£ human life had ^?o-arw^ the losses of sheep would be counted by scores of thousands. This apprehension was strengthened by recollection of the Peak Downs flood of i8;o, when, after a for hours' heavy rain on the Peak Range, the whole of the petty creeks taking their rise there mj^t. converted into irresistible foaming watercourses, sweeping everything before them. If, it was fairly argued, anything approaching thirty inches of rain had fell'' on the Peak Downs, Clermont must have been s...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

TO OORBBSPOKDENTS. MS- TntFTiHtng subscribers are reminded (hat vance, and that, -when forwarded for any term less than twelve months, the charge is atthe rate of six ghiumgs and sixpence per quarter.

Publication Title: Capricornian, The
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THE WRECK OF THE GOTHENBURG S.S. AS THE BARRIER REEF. APPALLING DlSASTER One Hundred and Three Lives Lost! Mackay March 11. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

*i'i-i M WRECK GOTESNB0B&, S.S., OS THE BARRIER REEF. JLPPAZU&G DISASTER ! One Hundred and Three lives Idost! . fBV ELECTfeIC TELEGBAPH-1 MiCKir. March li. Thk following particulars of the wreck of the Sooth ftn-ir— *?' steamer Gtahsxbaig. *ave heennxiiiudbere:— TheCodKDbnrgetnickanareef in Eli-Oder's Passage on the evening of Wednesday, the SUa K ebraarv. Atthe time she was under bot-hsaaand steam, and no apprehension of danger to life was felt at first The engines were kept going astern for some timeafter shesbsck. About three (3) oT-3oet next morning (Thins day), the gals had increased, and the vessel began bumping heavily. At this time she was not leaking. The boats were lien ordered to be lowered. The two port boats were the fist down, and while bang taken round to smooth water on the starboard side both boats broke away, each with four men in bra-. One boat was afterwards nicked up by the lacbhardt ; the other was driven on to Holbora Island, where tile men suc...

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Prize Distribution at Grammar School. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

Prize Distribution at Grammar School. The foundation of the Brisbane Grammar School was commemorated on Saturday hut, tiie 27th ultimo, in tiie manner observed for several years, namely, by the distribution of Hues won by the most meritorious boys during the past year. For some hours before tiietfane appointed for commencing the pro ceedma tiie weather had cleared up, and the parents and friends of the scholars attended where the awards took place was completely filed. Hi Excellency Governor Cafrza arrived at tiie school exactly at half-past 3, and, attended by Captain Macarthy, A.D.G, took his seat on the platform, m company with His Honor Sir JameTCockle, C.J., Mr. Justice liuey, the Attorney-General, Mr. L. A. Bemsys, Mr. Mem, ILA-; Mr- Thomar. Hadin, M.A., Head Master; and the assist aot -ra-*HwTH *Qie platform was decorated with flowers, and the prizes, consisting of books of afLsqipropriate character and articles of verta, were arranged on a table near Bis Excellency. Mr. Hirl...

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STATION, GARDEN. & FIELD. DAMACES CAUSED AT THE FLOODS. [Newspaper Article] — The Capricornian — 13 March 1875

~STATtON. GARDEN, d FIELdA dxxaces clcsed bt the noons. The interest* which will softer Bust by the late flaods are tie agricultural and horticnl «Ml interests. As Hie waters subside, the . £y]l extent of mischief is shown to be very cooaiderBlne, for where iplanm have been sub nmed for anv lensrli nff time nil frijms (if life are gone. Even orange and lemon trees, which may be supposed to endare a good deal of water anmd and aboot them, are qmte detract. Some of the heaviest losers by the flood are Hens. Gobel and Gunn (on Hie Six-mile Creek), whose gardens were bo com pletely swept by the raging torrents on the ?ught of the 24th oltimo that tie place was not only cleared of the trees, bat the very . awl itself was washed dean away. Hnefa damage was also done to tiie gardens on Moore's Creek, fertile torrents running down Oat channel -were almost unprecedented, high-lying land on either of its banks, which liad previously escaped iminnsfawij ^''^ ?wept by no less than time feet of ...

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