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LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAM. London, February 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAM. London, February 3. In the cotton market there has been ex-&lt;*> hibited a downward tendency. The Supreme Court authorities have re-&lt;*> pudiated the action taken by the Admiralty pudiated by Admiralty for seizing the steamer Meteor, on sus picion of iw being fitted out as a Chilian privateer. The Fenian Presidents, Roberts and Sweeny, are canvassing the United States; are advocating an invasion of Canada, and are despatching privateers. February 12. A Royal Commission has been appointed to enquire into the late proceedings in Jamaica. An English advocate has been engaged on behalf of Mr. Gordon, Dr. Underbill, and others. The American Government have agreed conditionally to continue the reciprocity treaty with Canada for another year. Consols are quoted at BC|. February 13. The American revenue officers have sub mitted a proposition to Congress for the purpose of raising a five per cent. loan. Letters have been received from Mr. Has...
The Veterinarian. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
The Veterinarian. CHRONIC COUGH is, in all animals, a common consequence of catarrh and bronchitis. It con-&lt;*> sists in an irritable state of the mucus membrane of the throat, and is easily excited by exercise, ' sudden changes of temperature, or other trivial ; causes. It is usually treated by blisters and setons, au occasional laxative, a few doses of ; calomel and opium, or a combination, such as a i drachm of extract of belladonna, two drachm* j of camphor, and four draclims of Canada balsam, beat up in gruel or treacle and water. I Boaring, Whistxihg, Etc.—Boaring con ' sists, in strict language, in the wasting of some 1 of the muscles of the larynx, in consequeuec of which the cartileges fall inwards et every iv . spiration, and the calibre of the passage being | thus diminished and obstructed, the air, in 1 pass-ing along, produces a peculiar roaring, . grating noise, and in aggravated cases a sort of a flap. These sounds are especially obviou when the inspirati...
STATISTICS. (ORIGINAL AND COLLATED.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
STATISTICS. (ORIGINAL AND COLLATED.) The oldest newspaper in the world is pub-&lt;*> lished at Pekin, and has made an appearance once a week for the last 1000 years, inscribed upon a broad sheet of Chinese manufactured silk. France produces above six millions, and im ports abore two millions worth of raw silk annually. The export of wrought silk from England to Australia, in the same year, amounted to the raloe of £139,000. One acre of land planted with mulberry trees in full growth yields 8000 lbe. of leaves, which may be sold at 2s 6d. per cwt, so that the farmer may depend upon an annual return of £10 per acre (the average return of land in France is from £3 to £4 per acre), besides the enhanced value accrued to his land, which is not less than twice or three times ita primitive value; so that one acre of agricultural land, averaging from £30 to £10, when under common crops, will, when planted with mulberry trees, be worth £60, £80, and even £100. It may be generally d...
SERICULTURE IN QUEENSLAND. NO. V. ORIGIN AND HISTORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
SERICULTURE IN QUEENSLAND. NO. V. ORIGIN AND HISTORY. BY MRS. A. TIMBRELL. TRADITION assigns to China the credit of being the country where the discovery of silk was effected; and, if the legend speaks truth-&lt;*> fully, we are justified in ascribing to the beauti- ful Silinghi, chief wife of the Celestial Emperor who reigned 2700 8.C., the honor of utilising that novelty. It appears from an ancient chronicler that the wives of the Chinese were emulous of providing their lords with some new and rich habiliments ; and that the amiable Silinghi, while wandering in a contemplative mood through the grounds of tha palace, noticed sundry oblong glossy substances sus pending from the branches of a wild mulberry tree which grew in the Emperor's garden. Her ingenious mind and natural disposition for industry combined to indicate the direction of her movements, and secretly possessing herself of large numbers of the previously neglected cocoons, Silinghi, in due course of time, an...
METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. State of Wind and Weather throughout the Colony: [B7 ELECTBIC TXLXOBAPH.] Saturday, March 10. — 9 a.m.: Ljtton, S.E., strong and showery ; Cleveland, S.E. and cloudy; Dunwich, B.S.E. and cloudy; Pilot Station, S.B.E. and cloudy; Cape Morcton, S.S.E., strong and showery ; Ipswich, S.W. and fine ; Gatton, B.S.E. and fine ; Toowoomba, E. and fine; Dalby, E.B.E. and cloudy; Durah, N.E. and fine ; Hawkwood, S.E. and fine; Oayndah, S.E. and dull; Golden Fleece, S.E. and fine; Maryborough, calm and dull; Banana, S. and fine; Koekhampton, S.E. and cloudy; Gladstone, E. and fine ; Marl borough, S.E. and fine ; St. Lawrence, S.E. and cloudy; Bigge's Camp, S.E. and line; Taroora, S.E. and fine. Monday, March 12. — 9 a.m.: Lytton, S.E. and cloudy; Cleveland, S. and cloudy ; Dumvich, S.E. and cloudy; Pilot Station, S.S.E. and raining; Cape Moreton, S.S.E. and raining ; Ipgwich, S.E. and dull; Gatton, calm and fine ; Toowoomba, calm and fine ; Dalby, calm and fine; Durah, N....
WIND AND WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
WIND AND WEATHER. (Taken at Brisbane—above sea tertl, 70 feet.) Table showing Rainfall during the Moutli of t " Makch, from ldW to 18*5.imlimlve: I TIME AND QVASTITV. I860.! 1961. ; ISOi. 1IJC3. 18T,l. 1SC5. Number of Days in . which Baiu fell... ' 18 I I 10 ! 2 I I Fall of Bain, by in- ches | 658 I 18 15 23 8-86 6-87 j 14-36 frM . «70
ITALY. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
ITALY. The King has declared his intention not to interfere with the Papal states during the life-time of the present Pope, even although revolutions should cause the flight of his Holiness from Rome. The groat crisis in Italy has terminated, and Geueral ilarmora has formed an ad ministration. He recommends the reduction of the expenditure to fifty millions.
SPAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
SPAIN. The Queen has given birth to a son. The insurrection party have been tho-&lt;*> roughly subdued, and the leaders have fied the country. Admiral Pareja, who is in command of the fleet oil* Chili, has suffered many defeats, and was so disappointed that he committed suicide.
PRUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
PRUSSIA. The Chamber of Deputies was opened on January 13th. The financial statement was considered favorable. The following are the latest particulars iv reference to the wreck of the «.s. London: — The Rev. Dr. Woolley, the Rev. D. J. Draper, and the Rev. Mr. Kerr worked with other passengers at the pumps. Prayer was offered up by them, and joined in by all. The boat had barely time to leave the steamer when the latter sunk, carrying with her every soul. The following list of passengers is token, from the Home News: —Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Draper, Mrs. Owen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Urquhart, Mi-, and Mrs. Benton and family, Miss Brook, Messrs. PattericJt, Alderson, Benson, Smith, Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Clarke and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bevern, Dr. J.Woolley, Mr. and Mrs. Devenham, Miss Maunder, Mr. Robertson, Mr. T. M. Tennent, 31 rs. Trail and child, Mr. G. Palmer, Mr. T. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Amos, Rev. Mr. Kerr and Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. and Miss King, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and two children, M...
RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
RUSSIA. The Emperor has stated most definitely that, under any circumstances, he will not permit Prussia to annex the Duchies; and that if the latter persists, he will form a coalition against her, as France ami Aus tria have already arrived at an understand ing on that subject, wliich will probably be joined in by England.
GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. By his Excellency's command, A. MACALISTER. WE take the following from the Government Gazette published on Saturday, March 10:— OFFICIAL VOTICK. Bxeeutire Council Office, Brisbane, 9th Msrch, 1866. The Attention of the Government hiring beeu drawn to the fact that certain officer* of the Civil Scrrice occasionally engage themselves in furnishing eontributioni to newspapers, and although the Government hare no desire to interfere with the political privilege! which the officers of the Civil Service possess in common with other members of the community, the i Government still conceive it of the highest im portance that in a service which U essentially executive, no attempt should be permitted on the part of public officials to engage, either directly or indirectly, in contributing, by writing . or otherwise, to any of the newspapers: His i Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, directs it to be notified for j general information, t...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
Hoixoway's Oistkbnt axd Pilu.—Rheu matic Pains.—Many thousands of martyrs from rheumatism hare found human life but one long disease, and after consulting all the most eminent medical men in vain, and trying all sorts of supposed remedies without relief, hare grown wearj of existence, and have ceased to hope for comfort on this side of the grave, uutil some lucky accident has called their atten tion to Holloway's Pills and Ointment. These are genuine remedies indeed! Persons bed ridden for months with rheumatic pains and swellings, after the Ointment has been well rubbed into the alfeeted parts, and the blood purified by the course of these Pills, have found themselves restore-1 in an incredibly short time to perfect health and ease.—Advt.
FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
FRANCE. The election of Wallewski has been declared valid. The budget shows an expenditure o fifteen hundred and twenty-four million francs, and a revenue of sixteen hundred and twenty-two million francs. The Treasury Mills are limited to one hun dred and fifty million francs. The Emperor in his speech pointed out the prosperity of France at the present time, and the probability of a continuance in the development of trade and manufac tures ; to the unity with Italy, the friend ship with England, and the maintenance of neutrality with Germany, unless national interests compelled an interference, he also referred. He further announced that it was his intention to withdraw his support from Maximilian.
AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
AMERICA. President Johnson intends, it is said, to reconstruct his cabinet in such a manner that only two of the original members wil remain. Mr. Slammerton lias been appointed to Succeed Mr. Adams as American Minister in London. The negroes in the State of Louisiana rose against their overseers. The riot was quickly quelled by tbe militia. The planters now appear anxious to employ white labor. A band of outlaws lately seized a steamer which had on board one thousand bales of cottou on the Alabama. The diplomatic relations entered into between France and America on tbe Mexi can question have been laid before Congress, and have called forth much discussion. Certain letters which have been inter cepted show that the Emperor Napoleon has strongly endeavored to secure Mexico. The Government have urged the with drawal of the French troops ; but the Emperor has refused to consent unless the American Government promises to remain neutral. The latter have refused to give any pledge, and hav...
Commercial Intelligence. QUEENSLANDER Office, Friday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
Commercial Intelligence. QUEENSLANDER Office, Friday Evening. TH[?]ODORE UNMACK reports:—The supply of flour during the month has been abundant, and prices have in the early part somewhat declined, although latterly a great deal firmer. Bran is also plentiful, and the demand is in consequence •mall. Potatoes hare continued to be imported in considerable quantities above requirements, and prices have in consequence given way, with extreme difficulty of making any remuneratire sales. Onions, as well as almost erery other kind of farm produce, well supplied. Maize has gradually receded in price during the month, indeed at one time imports of old corn hare been so heavy that rates below Sydney market hare been gladly taken. Latterly the supply is not quite so abundant, although the Queensland farmers still continue to push really good samples at from 4s to 4s 3d per bushel. Butter lias de clined in price, and best quality is now fetching Is 6d per lb only, but the quality offered is as ...
LATEST Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenslander — 17 March 1866
LATEST Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVAL. March 16.—Lady Young, Q.B.N. Co/s s., I 425 tons, Captain W. A. Curphey, from Syd ney the 13th instant. Passengers: Mrs. Millar and child, Mids Davidson, Mrs. Baker, Messn. 1 I Jackson, Merry, and 18 in the tteerage. t The Taletta, which is the fifth ship of the ■ present wool««ea»on, will clear out for London I on Monday next, with a full cargo, comprising about 900 bales wool and 120 tons of bides. : She will be followed by the Lochnagmr and the ' Montmorency. Both of these Teasels are ex ! pected to get away about the end of the month, :or early in April. The Montmorency has on board 90J bales, and there are 300 more in ' store undergoing the process of " dumping." ,In all she will take about 1800 bales. The '• Lochnagar ha* stowed about 200 bales. She j will take 1000 bales. Thk Semaphore.—During the part few months serenl improTements hare been made to the Semaphore Jetty, the extension of 60 feet, according to the original contract, being...