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SYDNEY. January 16. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
SYDNEY. Jannary 16. [tDKOCQU aBEVUXK AKD BIBD, BEOTEE'b AGEKT6.] Good wool has been cold at late prices, but purchasers are anxious to get tlie newi by the Eugliah mall before opeimting. and a Urge number of loti ware passed. The market* are rather quieter, and them appears little disposition to speculate. -- OimiiUjwJMiw owning forward very sparingly. ?' ?: The Banks have raiseS the -rates of dis count from -eight to nine^ and in some cases to ten percent. The Assembly are EtiH discussing the dnty on rice. The weather is sultry. Sailed.— Clarence, yesterday, for Bris bane. Abbived.— Telegraph, to-day. Sails for ; : Brisbane on Monday.
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. SYDNEY January 14th. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
TTnVEOHEtAJ'TTCO NEWS. [fboji oub own cobeespokdent.] SYDNEY. January 14tli. Two thousand four hundred ounces of gold bare lately arrived by escort. Haswell has again been remanded. Late advices from the Mtnritias state that sngar has advanced £6 per ton. The discussion on tbe rice dnty still agi tates tbe Assembly. Wool remains unaltered, and wheat is ad vancing. The steamer Clarence lias tailed for Brit bane. The district or Braid wood is to be con tested bv Str. Fsrkei. Jannary 15th. The Government has ordered the Scab Inspectors to continue the enforcement of old Act till the Bret day of march. The discussion of the rice dnty in the Ai sembly, has already occupied three days. The Port Haequarie mail has been robbed by bushrangers. Kean finished his engagement here on Monday. TWioess is stagnant, pending the arrival of Die mail.
THE MAGISTRACY. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
? ? THE MAGISTBACT. No HAtf or body of* men can be guilty of greater social mischief, than that of bringing the administration of justice into contempt. The peace of society and the equitable conduct of the various relations of life are so largely in fluenced by a respect for the Law and its dispensers, that it is a main feature of irise government, to place magis terial authority, from the Chief Justice downwards, above suspicion. ' So great a social advantage is only to be secured by : conferring the power of dealing with the liberties of their fellow-men, on individuals who, by character, knowledge, and freedom from improper influence, may be reasonably expected to administer the -law intelligently and impartially, and thereby secure for their decisions the respect and assent, so- -essential to a healthy state of spelety. ? The history of civilisation furnishes mo-e numerous examples of anarchy and social discontent, arising fiixn the , maladministration of justice, than from ' a...
The North Australian. SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1864. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
©|t f[«v% Australian:. SATURDAY, JANUARY W, 1864. Feom East, West, North, and South, from every district in the colony, there is a cry for more labor. The unskilled laborer readily commands from £30 to £50 per year, with rations, and is not to be got on these terms. Bail way, works are proposed ; general road making is proposed ; bridge building and the erection of public build ings are proposed ; cotton and BUgar culture must be extended ; pastoral en terprise and increase have to be pro vided for. 'But where is the labor ? Building has declined, landed or house property will not sell, the merchant and trader complain of the decline of business, the public revenue has not increased in proportion to the popula tion, and the Banks have advanced their discount and limited their credits. Wherein is the cause of this sudden change in our condition ; is it not to be found in tbe mismanagement of onr old system of emigration and in the unpa latable conditions and working of the new scheme...
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT. ARTICLE I. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
PROVINCIAL 430 VEENMENT. ABTICLE I. In our issue of the 15th we adverted to the principles which' should guide the national expenditure. We then pointed out that the real cause of separation between the colonies has ever bees the inequitable distribution of the proceeds of taxation. We have now to illustrate and enforce our argument by reference to those current circumstances, with which we have to deal. In a territory so vast as that of Queensland, it must happen that a very large number of local interests will spring up. The single accident that Toowoomba was at the head of a prac tical buUoek-dray pass over the Main Range, made that township what it is. It becomes the interest of Toowoomna that any interior line of communication in that direction «hould make Too woomba a centre. It has happened that Rockhampton is the part at which the traffic of the Northern districts finds alike its destination and outlet The trade of Rockhampton increases — contribution to the colonial revenue...
ARTICLE II. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
? f - ? . Aranux it. ? .. - . Whatever may $e'the financial policy as StoieaveitB'diBtabniion in th? binds of district oonncils, or so nnjnstly oen trafiiOd as to |^ify~to^on|ory,fpr Reparation which a similar line pf.'con dnbt rendered :efBcient .for MoretonBay against New South Walesa-there xe toains Uys met: that the present Go vernment »U1 be its authors, with more than the power nsuallj aooorded to authors— that of deciding to a great extent ob the weight of their measures. ^ is given to seme men to plan, to others to work out: to *he Government of Sir Geoeqe Bowen it is accorded to both plan and execute. It is also given to some men to be irresolute in council uncertain in action, feeble in will. To the constitutional Opposition of this Parliament of Queensland it is al lowed to be all three. With a popular pulse beating readily re sponsive to their touch, they have not known how to control its throbbing. And, by a kindred folly on the part of the out-of-door leaders, that pul...
ARTICLE III. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
AKFIOIS-m. r .- ?-. : 'The question of district councils mooted in owr columns long pnee—adfooatea' by die honorable member, for -Port Curtis, and commended by the cxpe- I rienoe of two ont of the three of- the ? J sister colonies,. has been.' »t: last dis- j rrassedby oneof-^usehkovaiaflfeD- I 'tation— our .metropolitan contem- 1 .poraries. The Gwawan has discovered I something beside lunacy cases and^tliB intentions of the Emperor of the Famh on wbiohito found exerdtationsfor its ., -readers. WeeMtaaaipsly-oangratuUte mode of* trwW*''|ffi ATf t-y^i-. :^Tny» 'i i touched became gold/though tjie'tifanss ' ; _ f mutary contact «ras bytbe cars of an ' ' ass. Wheflier ^tiie iaatrameatnow be simUar or not we will not undertake to say. Of this, however, we may justi fiably be certain. (Onr oontanporar/e touoh will leave most things as it found - them. .',' ' . ' :;; ? ? The system of distriot oounoils for local purposes is sot of New Zealand origin, at our contemporary sup poses. The dis...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
«THB HOBTH AXJSTRAT,TAN'iB a porelT social and political organ. It believes In a great destiny for thi» natunllv rich and beautiful land; Juia it also beUerra that nothing can contribute bo powerfnUy to tin speedy attainment of that destiny as onion amongst all aecUons and classes of Its people. This union is attainable only on one .condition— Eoualitgr of Bighta. !Ehe » Sam Aoszu BB» win, thereto, as ™M for the anvannwnmt of the cdonj, as bssaase'lthe prmdsle Ss intrlnsinHy just, advocate equal CM, KaHgiouf, anditoBUcal Bights foraHralanlsta,lrre*peottvectf«Tery considera tion as to Creed or Country. B beueres the Constitution of ' Oa colony arnen falriy interpreted, foHy developed and allowed i»eaeaon,tobeln lt» nberalitr the most suitable' to onr condition that could be devised. B (U tfaanfore, apboU a» OonsUtntlon Is its labpBj and oppose an changes In it, except sn* as are pio. dueed by Its awn adaptation and growth. It wOI condemn equally the efforts of (he indigent leveller o...
THE REVENUE RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
THE BEVENUE BETUENS. We are not quite. sure that we, enter- j tain'Wgnt bpinipns ii.io &e proper I fanonbtas of Government; or as to the] natural teaulte of administarative iaotion.1 But having in full view fte principle* eniihmatel'liv the first political econo mists of Great Britain, tin! tthe return 1 of the revenue of Hub 'colony &r the year '1863, We sliall venture to draw onr *wU conclusions^ nItT is aamittea on *ll hands that1 the greater the number of any 'populatibn .the lessT ^o«ld: be -tte ;*ouipfcnieve'«nottnt of. expeBditaW/rAadStmayaTsobe^admit-; ted witiioq.ualtrath, that thewvetalitemti of taxation being the same, the increase .in the amount of revenue should bear some proportion to the cotemporary in crease in the numbers of the people. , What has been the probable increase in the population during tike year just ended ? We first go to the revenue. — In 1862, it was £295,286 ; in 1863, it was £309,112* the difference being £13,826, or about 4J per ce...
CHRISTMAS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
CHRISTMAS. A merry Chbibtmas to onr readers! The gratulation does not oome as it was wont, when, in days of yore, we were boys together. We look not oat of the window, on which the frost hu settled in beautiful.' crystallised shapes, ' to watch the felling snow-dates as they fall so softly all day long— all night long. No glad shout of boyish glee comes up- from -the far distance on the wings of the frosty and transparent air. We may, not gather, as of old, an uh broken family at the house of the grandfather, who gazes with honorable pride and happiness upon -his children and upon their children, and who half renews his prune: when perchance he takes one mm at 'blindman's buff,' and skips round chairs and tables in vain pursuit of merry urchins^ catching him by. the coat, a*nd dodging between his legs. . _; No : fireside gathering of childhoodfa-no review of the past year' 6 family fortunes, while £he youngstife pl*y at '.snap dragon,' * - itfthe kitchen,- and wish 'that Ohrist-. ma...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
I. , »^P- g^MltRR ' ~ I: QciKWtisD Stbah Naviqitios Co. I aBfa; niHE mail steaheb I a -jlg)MSf»s. 1 QUEENSLAND. ' £00 I GeSSW leave fcVfcABYBOROUGH, I GLADSTONE, and BOCKHAMPTON. I on TubsuAY Next, January 19. I -;. 'JOHN STEPHENS, Secretary. NOTICE OF REMOVAL.- VACNIBH an4 SOW. Solicitors, bnnm-md to I their new Offices over Mr. Oostes's, China I -? Warehouse, Qaeen-Btreet. : ; . I VTOITCB OF BEHOTIL^A. B. f *L1 JOKES, Shipchandler, .removed to I Hew Premises in Eagle-street, Brisbane, opposite bank of Australasia, : I. ? r-^S. ? ? ? NOTICE or BEMpVAL.— BALLAN- TYNE .and MeK&S. Coachbnildcra, he* to acqiurffit* drinr -cntmnera and the public, aatrther baWWowjtanoTed to theiF new,premnoi:W ,Aa*Bif,.»lieet, where they intend to ?esMfc on their -l-oiinsss io futnra. fPte iuiuiiHnil' extent -and isnita * hilitv of time enatts «bem to promise their avpport8»*taadvaa*acae;flf « Jargs Jrtae-; - In gi»GFfi.^bove aftice. they avail with p}easnre. the ^opportunity it affords to thanT...
COMMISSION OF THE PEACE. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
COMMISSION OF THE PEACE. SostEof our contemporaries hate. -of late given attention to the Commission of the Peace, the qualifications of some of its possessors, and the probable causes cf their distinction. The mo tives for re-opening this question at the present time does not transpire through the comments, but |fae knowledge that the Commission ib usually revised for re-issue at the beginning of each year, is doubtless the -real reason for jon.-nal- istic attention, although other circum stances collateral to the distinction may have directed the consideration. But whatever may have been the stimulant the.refsrence is well timed, if the object be a sincere desire to purge the toll of fill _ those who have neither the ability, education, nor character to at them for so exalted a position. If, on the contrary, the subject 'has. been brought to the surface to farther a party purpose, or under the pretext of urging a reform to gratify personal ill-will against some few who enjoy the w...
THE NEW YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
? THE NEW ¥BAB.: To-morrow, .Father Time will, count the age of the World by another nume ral, and the year 1863 and its history will be things of the past. Time, who' never relaxes bis progress but proceeds on and on, encountering the unknown future at every etep, fails not to mark his track, so that his. fellow wayfarers now or hereafter, inay tike account «£ his movement, and. draw, from ,theJpa& experience to be applied to the future. It is a wholesome .practioe'E6Tnake a. re-. trospect of actions individual and so cial ; to note neglect or remissness, to. observe in how far and with what effect we have. used the resourcesrnt our .dis posal, and to take counsel from admit ted blundens for guidance against -their ooenrence in time to earner- Was this practice followed as regularly r in pro ceedings of lie weightiest concern' to society, as it ia in trade or monstary afiaire, the Improvement would be speedily felt and many an error which is now shielded by sophistry and mi...
BRIDGE COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
BRIDGE COMMITTEE. The Bridge Committee held a meeting at three o'clock yesterday afternoon, in the new and spacions auction room of Messrs. Trundle and Cameron. On the motion of Mr. Cameron, Mr. Cribb was voted to the chair. The written resignation of Alderman A. J. Hockings was theu read. TTe stated that havina- re cently been elected to the Municipal Council, and as that branch of the Municipal government had the supervision of public works, &c, it became him to tender his re signation, as already intimated by him to Committee. He, nevertheless, would con tinue to take deep interest in all works of public improvement. It was moved by Messrs. Cauebob and Lyons that the resignation be accepted. The minutes of the last meeting having been read and approved, the Secretary, Mr. Cameron, stated that he had not succeeded in obtaining any information of material importance. The Corporation were at pre sent laying on their oars, nor would they he in a position to go on with the wor...
WIND AND WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
WIND AND WEATHER. January 14. — Brisbane, calm, raining; LyttoD. calm, raining; Ipswich, calm, dull; Laidley, calm. AaS; Toowoomba, calm, raining; Dray ton, K, rainy; Warwick, 8.E., rain ; Dalby. N, doll ; Sydney, N. cloudy. January 15.— Brisbane, calm, raining ; Iiytton, calm, raining ; Ipswich, ' 8. &, raining; Laidley, S.E, slight rain; Too woomba, calm, raining ; Draytoa, £., cloudy; Warwick. HS.E, raining; Dalby, N.N.E.. raining; Sydney, N.E., cloudy.
MARYBOROUGH. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
MABrBOROUGH. (From our files of the Chronicle to Dec. 31.) We nnderstand that Mr. Davidson has received instructions to commence the im mediate survey of the line for the erection of the telegraph posts between Maryborough and Uayndah. Before the end of the new year we may hope to be in telegraphic com munication with our fellow-colonists throughout the length and breadth of this continent — a boon we shall never be able fully to estimate the advantage of until we enjoy it. We see by the Burnett Argus that the Surveyor-General, A. C. Gregory, Esq., arrived in Gayndah last Thursday, having been examining the line along which it is proposed to run the electric wire from Dalby to Gayndah, and has again set off to view the line from that town to Bockhampton via Camboon. No news has reached us from the diggings since our last. The party equipped at Gayndah to try the ground by sluicing, are on tbe spot, and having we understand a plentiful supply of water, will soon test the extent to wh...
METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. Taken at 9 a.m.("Per Electric Telegraph.) [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
METEOBOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. Taken at 9 a~m. fPer .Electric Telegraph.) Jannary 14. — Sydney, barometer, cor rected, 29-799; thermometer, shade, 703; force of wind, 2 ; cloud, 6. Jannary 15. — Sydney, barometer cor rected, 29-583; thermometer, shade, 73-3; direction of wind, H.E.; force of wind, 1; cloud, 10.
GAYNDAH. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
GAYNDAH. (From the Correspondent of the Maryborough Chronicle.) On the evenings of Wedneesday, Thurs day, and Friday of last week, onr dramatic amateurs gave three entertainments, and afforded us considerable amusement. These performances, whether as regards the qua lity of the acting or their pecuniary result, have been very successful. Several horses in the neighbourhood of the town are being prepared for the ensuing Christmas races, and I hear of many others which we may expect from the country, so that there is little doubt but tbat our fa vourite sport will come off as successfully as ever. I am glad to see that the number of chil dren in attendance at our national school is steadily increasing, and that the master and mistress are gaining the good opinions of aU sorts of people. We are at hist fairly into a hot summer. On several occasions the thermometer has risen to 100 deg. in the shade, while the heat in the glare of the sun was almost un bearable. Mr. M. Airy, whilst in t...
VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian — 16 January 1864
VICTORIA. Mr. Edward Wilson made his first pub lic appearance since his return to Victoria at the council of the Acclimatisation So ciety on Tuesday, and resumed his post ss President The ordinary business of the meeting was postponed, in compliment to the returned President who »ave an inter esting narrative of the various schemes and expedients by which he had endea voured to_ advance the objects of the so ciety during his sojourn in London and his travels on the continent. It seems that be has succeeded in enlisting Miis Bor dett Covtta in tlie cause ; and tbat lady bss undertaken to introduce among m U10 nightingale, while her constant companion and friend, Mrs. Brown, proposed to renaer ns a similar service by supplying Victoria with hedge-sparrows. Other distinguished names are also linked with special appro priations of birds, beasts, or fishes; and Mr. Wilson intends to induce all the pen tlemen lie can sufficiently influence by per suasion or argument, to identify them selv...