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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
THEATRE ROYAL. Lessee&Directores3 .. ...EMELIEMELVILLE. Business Manager . Mojsrr BROWN. Treasurer ... JAS. E. KITTS. TO-NIGHT (FRIDAY), Emelie Melville ?Opera Company, With an uu equalled cast, of Lecocq's Beautiful Opera, GIROFL E-GIROFLA! Marastpiin ... Mr. Armes Beaumont Mourzouk Mr. E. Parley Don Bolero d'Alcarazas. Mr. John Fovde Pedro I.. ... Miss Bessie Royal 1st Cousin ... Miss E. Edwards 2nd Cousin ... ... ... Miss M. Walton 3rd Cousin ... ... ... Miss E. Williams, 4th Cousin ... ... ... Miss S. Browne Paquita ... ... ... Miss Grade Plaisted Aurora ... ... ... ... Mrs. J. H. Fox GIBOFLE-GIROFLA ... EMELIE MELVILLE Courtiers, Moors, Pirates, &c. MONDAY-FATINITZA. Omnibuses will ran to and froth all the princi pal suburbs, and from Bowen Hills every Mon day, Wednesday, and Friday; The Performance terminates at half-*past 10 o'clock. * Prices of Admission: Dress Circle, 5s; Par quette, 4s.; Stalls, 3s.; Pit, Is., Box Office, Queensland Musical Warehouse. Ticke...
Pedestrianism. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
Pedestrianism. A foot race, 160 yards, £5 a side, came off at Blackall: between " Bullocky "-known on the Barcoo as E. Masterton, and in the "West Moreton district as R, Fuller-and an amateur named Hickson. The latter won easily. A foot-race is being arranged between an Emu Creek (More ton District) man, and the champion of Drayton. Distance, 200 yards: Drayton champion to concede four yards. 100 yards foot-race at Stanthorpe, between Boyle and Kings ford (scratch), and Cook (5 yards). Boyle won by a foot in llf seconds. The following appears in the Sydney SportsmanChallenge to Australia-A lad, not exceeding 15 years of age, will walk any boy of his own age, one hour, fair heel-and-toe, for £50 up to £200 a side. Boy and money to be found at F. Punch's hotel, \4 ing Street, any evening before 9 p.m."
The Betting Market. "Dost trifle in the ring?" —OLD PLAY. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
The Betting Market. "Dost trifle in the ring?" -OLD PLAT. ' A LITTLE more life has been infused intotlie betting market during the weok, and three or four fresh hooks have arrived on the scene from the south. Backers and layers, however, find it very difficult to come to terms, and, excepting in small sums, not much genuine business has been done. Rioter and Glencoe still have the call, and it is difficult now to get any money about either for the double event, excepting at a ridiculously short price. However, some business was done about each of them during the week at 100 to 15, while about " mixings " 'between the two 100 to 10 is offered. Enquiries have been made about Mozart, and 500 to 30 was taken in one line about him by a gentleman who should know something of the move ments of Mr. M'Gill's chestnut, since which a few hundreds &lt; more have been booked about him. In right-out waeering, but little has been done, though we heard 3 to 1 taken about Glen coe to win a s...
M'Ilwraith for North Brisbane? [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
M/Ilwraith for North Brisbane ? Air injudicious Ministerialist has been engaged during the last day or two, in carrying round a requi sition for signature, asking Sir Thomas M'llwraith to come forward at the next election as a candidate for North Brisbane. When I saw the paper, it contained a large number of good names j but I refused to sign it. The movement is premature. - I want several things explained before I commit myself and my paper to such a pledge. I want to hear M*I1 wraith, from his seat on the Ministerial benches in Parliament or from a public platform in Brisbane, give straight answers to a few questions. I will not be satisfied with Griffitbian replies. The evasive man-the man without back bone-is not the man for my money. I want "Yes," or "No," in response to straight and intelligible questions. I want Mac. to come right out from the crowd, who have proved themselves unworthy of hi& continued confidence. I want to know him by the title he has well earned, an...
Eagle Farm Training Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
Eagle Farm Training Notes. [B* Herkit.^ " A Trainer on a lonely hill "Will do a deed of mystery. And "Scribes" will several columns fill With that trial and all its history. The trainer will he all surprised At the facts they have collected. And the owner, when they meet his eyes. Will be equally affected. -Sporting Life. SATORDAT, May 12th. Inglesides was the first to show out, and he was sent along over three mile? before it was light, the next to follow being Young Australian, Centurion, and Phoenix, who worked in company. They first cantered a mile, and then put in two more at a strong pace, Young Australian having a bit the best of the run home. Laura ran a mile in fair time, and Brickie did nseful exercise. New Chum cantered a mile and galloped a mile, being put over the jump at the back of the course, which he took well in his stride. Bioter was sent for a really useful two miles, striding along well all the way. Victor went a fast mile, and a similar dose was administered to...
An Astonished Jury. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
An Astonished Jury. tT^AT much-vaunted palladium of British Liberty --trial lay, Jury, reveals curious eccentricites at times. The slander case Dickens v. Murray, heard during the last few days before Mr. Justice Pring, is about ! the most ludicrous-ludicrous to the public, but very serious and hurtful to the plaintiff-illustrations of ? the " glorious uncertainty of the law," with which I have ever met. Law has violated justice. The Judge gave the jury thirteen questions to answer. The jury did so to the best of their ability. The last question was, " What -damages ?'' The fact that the jury's answer to that was, " £125," shows what sort of verdict they considered they had brought in. But it turned out that two of the answers given were trivially contradictory, and Judge Pring entered a verdict for the defendant. Two jurymen have called at my office to say that the whole jury was unani mously of opinion that plaintiff was entitled to a verdict, damages £125; and were completely sta...
Sporting Gossip. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
Sporting Gossip. ; £BT HEBMITJ nFMswrr^A-.v^r it"*."*' *-. '.. '. .': ' FOB the Bockhampton Jockey Club Sires Produce Stakes,. 1886, eighteen foalfe have beendescribed. Of these Mr. W. H. Kent hrisseven; Mr. Finnie five, and Mr. J. O. G. Dunne a eouple, ^vhilst Messrs. Ross, Nimmo, BT. W. Brown, and L. Saber, iha^e one: each. iFor the Sires Produce 'Stakes, 1888, forty-fivemareshave been nominated, the principal' noiniha* Hons b$ing Mr. Finnie with thirteen, llfcKeni; with ten, and Mr. Williams nine. ., The Warwick races have , had little if any effect on the betting on the Brisbane races, and it is; a pitj that My LovSHfciaianotieftin, as then there wotQd have been quite a revolution in the. market*idi#greatly in creased-'interest as to the results?, of our principal handicaps;. Adamfintea's ranninghas-had the effect of haid^ng- Bioter's posi tion, and,.,for. .money, he is certainly first favourite for the cop* , : * Cant^rjjB^y, bjj the; Mar quia, out liufBpep, Sutton,' was' recen...
Trouble in the Wigwam. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
Trouble in the Wigwam. MB. SAMUEL GRIMES, M.L. A., for Oxley, the hitherto champion Anti-coloured Labor-man in Queensland, the gentleman who delivered, during the last session of Parliament, so telling a speech against this class of labor, that hisaddress.was considered worthy of being distributed broadcast in pamphlet form qt a large expense, has recan ted. He has been touring the north and visiting the sugar iilantations there. According to the Maclray Standard, le "assured several gentlemen that he would not again raise his voice in the House jagainst the employment of Kanakas, and stated that lie should endeavour to persuade Mr. S. W. Griffith to visit Mackay before the Session commences, with the view of becoming personally ac quainted with its importance." This is a conversion with a vengeance. - ' Thadt O'KANB, of the Charters Towers Northern Miner, the boss liberal paper of .Queensland, is evidently very dissatisfied witli Samuel (Griffith's jelly-fish attitude towards the C...
ACCEPTANCES. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
ACCEPTANCES. Aramac Handicaps ... ... ... ... ' ... June 4. Surat J&lt;G. Handicaps ... ' .1.' .... June 9. Hughefi&enllaiiificaps ... ... ... ... Jane IX. CunnamuHa Handicaps ... ... - ... Jane 20. Winton Handicaps... ... ... . ... ... July 2. Barcoo Handicaps ... July 2. Bocldumpton HandieajMB... ... .... .' ... July6. TamboHandicaps ... ... ... July 16. Isisford Handicaps - ... ... ...: July 23. We ehallat all times be glad to give correspondents the bene fit of o^^a's^sttoce/and any 'qtie^tibhs seiit will receive the careful^congiderajtioii of the best obtainable authorities.^
Horsewhipping "Figaro!" [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
Horsewhipping " Figaro 199 MOSE trouble ! The following letter will explain itself, aiid the intelligent reader will no longer wonder why I am anxious to change places with the Czar of Russia :.- ': - Royal Hotel, lilaryborough, May 15th, 1883. DEAR SIR,-Late last night I henrd that, the great Craig has openly expressed his intention of going, down to Brisbane, provided with a Whip (Stock, I believe,), ' and .favoring you with a merciless application. I ^end this, in order that you may give your friends time to order their clothes and carriages to attend your funeral, as nothing short of your utter annihilation will allay the vengeance of Johnny Skaye. Yours" very trnlv. " OLD GAS." Travelling Agent, PUNCH and FIGARO. Oh ! gestant, gestic, genius, George* Don't gulp me down at one grim gorge ; Oh ! cackling, couped, cachectic Cathcart, Don't hump me straight away in death-cart; Oh ! crabby, croaking, crumpled Craig, Doii't wring my venerable " scrag Lay lightly on-pray, spare my lif...
Football [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
Football. X START has been made at last in the way of practice. Dur ing the* afternoon of last "week, a few enthusiasts met in the Gardens, and went in for a little drop kicking, with an occa sional run. Cricket seems to be decidedly on the wane, but I would warn footballers, if they really do want to have a first class match for the last Saturday in May, to roll up and go in for some hard work. I see the Lands and Railway are having a little fun out in the old Grammar School yard. They had better be careful and watch the sturdy navvies, for they can just tumble over a few. Ipswich is on good work- on the North side. Some of the players up the Bremer way are not to be despised, and if but placed under careful management will make it warm for Bris bane in the coming month. Gympie opened their season last Saturday afternoon, in the way of kicking practice. This will continue for a few days, then they propose -scratch matches. Couldn't they manage a trip to Brisbane this year. Southerd...
ENTRIES CLOSE. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
ENTBIES CLOSS. Muttaburra General Entry ... May 23. B.E.C. Hurdle and Steeple; andProduceStakes " 23. B.B.C. Handicaps 28. Rockhan?pton and Port Gurtis; Handicaps, and Chami^neStakidB ... w.;T . *» 23. Winton;.Htodi&lt;»ps... ... ... .... Jtuie 6. Tambo Handicaps ... , ... . ... ... . ... June 18. Isisfora;Handicaps .... . ... ... June23. B.R.C.*'l5eneral Entry ... ,.. : ... July 2;
No title [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
.vh - ... . THE subjoined sketch has taken the cake this week in the Figaro Competition. "BEHOLD A TRAITOR! }'*i I [See next page. " Pear God; Speak evil of none; Stick to the Trutli; and never be done." BRISBANE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1883. Behold a Traitor, WHEN I was working out in the back tracks, and one man called another a bad name* the general cry of "the boys" would instantly be-** Maintain your blooming words ! " That is what I am now going to do. I call Mr. Griffith a Traitor to the People. I propose to maintain that charge. Mr. Griffith and his party were, put int/» power by the people on ex press pledges |o keep Queensland as a -white man's country. It is not so long ago since political mono tony was enlivened here by outdoor demonstrations and public meetings held in the Anti-coloured labour cause. Committees were formed and moneys sub scribed with a single end in view-viz., to help Mr. Griffith and his party to keep the Chinese out of Queensland. The stumping Samuel cried...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
'-WAfCHMAKpU, AND MANtTFACTUBlflfG JEWELLER, 97" QUEEN STUEET, BRISBANE. J English Patent Lever Watches, with five years' guarantee (Silver),^ £5 5s., £6 6s., £7 7s., £8 8s" £10 10s. Do. do. do. do. (Gold); £35 15s., £21, £25, to £85. TTlTillTri "IT T T\ 111TTCE J HENBY L. D.WIS' Ladies' and Gentlemen's Fine Gold Albert OhainB, Sines, Lockets, Studs, Ac. XlJBlill JCik X JUia MJFJOL, V JL9 (HENRY L. DAYIS for Ladies' Fine Gold Brooohes, Earrings, Bracelets, Necklets, and Lockets. ? «***??"%%# I j Jfc 97 Qtiew^treet; for First-class Watches of etrery description. ?"4 fr* l\| W 1. M ^ I 9^ &lt; HENBT L. DAVIS *97 Queen Street, for Colonial Gold Wedding Rings and Keepers. ? ? ??? ? ^ ? ? MIS, C Ladies' Engagement Kings, Diamond Sings, Sec., Silver Jewellery of Elegant Designs
The State of our Stocking. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
The State of our Stocking. ^ MOST people have no idea of . tie narrow squeak Queensland lias bad in barely escaping a. crisis. A loan of £2,500,000 was placed on the London money-market a fortnight or so ago, the ihinimum being fixed at 97.. Tenders have been received for £3,o34,8Gp at an average of JB97 Is. 2d., or an iucreaseof Is. 2d^»ver the mini mum. .So far, we are lucky. But the tidings, that the amount of .£1,500,000 was taken up by Westgarth & Co., the Australian brokers; is of somewhat ominous signifi cance. I interpret it as meaning that "Wcstgarth & Co. . feeling confident that Queensland securities would prove a good investment in the. long run, while not exactly wanting to buy so largely themselves, came forward to the rescue of the credit of this colony; which was in jeopardy. I am told that he was probably acting on behalf of capitalists in Australia. I don't think so; but even granting that, the fact would still be significant. If Westgarth &...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
FIGARO PEIZB COMPETITION. THE sum of ONE GUINEA will be given every week for the best sugwestion for a Cartoon. It must be original and on some topic of the day. In no instance will the name of a correspondent be divulged. To ensure secrecy the prizes ban be forwarded to any nom &e plume through the Post Office.. Only one prize will be paid each week, but the Editor teserves the right to |nake use of the unsuccessful suggestions. Ideas must be sent in on or before Monday in each wbelc. Elaborate drawings are not necessary so long as the hint is clearly con veyed. Address-" Competition Editor," Figaro Office.
Bell's [?]ite in Queensland "And pray What is a gentleman without his recreations [?] " —OLD SONG. DATES CLAIMED FOR 1883. RACING FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
" Aad pray What is a gentleman without his recreations P " ^ '? - --Om> Somo. I. BATES CLAIMED FQfi 1883. Saquit/} Fixtubss. AdelaideBacing Club ... .... ... Q.T.C» (Autumn) ... ... ... ... ... Muttaburra... - ."iV. ... .U ... Sydney (Turf Club ... .... ... ... ... waterford ... ... ... ... ... Marlborough. Turf Club ... ... ... ... Taroom- ....'».. 'v.. " ... ... MitchellDownB , ; ... ... ... ... Aramac.a 'r-- ... ... ... Mackay Turf Club ... ... ... ? i.. - ... Hugfcenden >w ... . ... ... ... ... Gayndah,, iu. ... ... ... ... Central Warrego fCharieville) Bowen&lt;T.C.,... ... ... ... BurkeDistrict Jockey Club ... ... ... Winton(Nortli Gregory Turf Club) ... ... BarcooItacmgClub(Blackall)... ... ... Clarence Elver Turf Club ... ... Bockhampton Jockey Club ... - ... &lt; ... Charters Towers J.C. ... ... ... ... , Tambo, (Great Western Downs Jockey Club) South Warrego (Cunnamulla) .... ... ... Goondiwiudi.;... ... ... ... . >.. Town&jralleTurfiClub ....
Their Little Game. [Newspaper Article] — Queensland Figaro — 19 May 1883
Little Game. ITHs pretty well known that; the solid squatting vote-the detesfced Sub-Sectiom-has, for very, patent reasons, -deserted M'JQwraith, On account of his landrgrant Transcontinental Railway scheme, and is moving heaven and earth. to place Griffith in power." But there is1 no affection lost between these. 1 oddly-mated ootarades,; and 'so soon as their end is gained* Griffith can go to political Coventry, so far as his new allies .care* The two elements are incongru ous, and cannot mix. The squatters, too, discern signs of the " Literal party deliquescing on account of their contingent's support, and are, consequently, apprehensive of the future. Their souls yearn again for the antir" Liberal" fieshpots.; They don't like the company they find themselves in. Now, my readers will hardly credit what I am going, to tell them, but when Parliament, meets they will find that the following statements represent solid facts.. The . ? Squatters are'trying to Compromise! They offer to ...