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Brisbane Courier (Newspaper) - April 6, 1891, Brisbane, Queensland National Library of Australia summary of news. His honour sir Charles Lilley c.j., Laid the foundation Stone of the new trades and labour Hall turbot Street on saturday afternoon the Steamer Wodonga for Sydney was detained for several hours on saturday by running into the River Bank below Bowen Terrace in rounding Kangaroo Point t a number of free labourers for the Central districts left Brisbane by the Glenworth on saturday and were joined in Moreton Bay by Over 100 men who transshipped from the Fitzroy. Orders in Council were published in Satur Day s Gazette apportioning the assets and liabilities of the divisions of Marampa and Laidley and of the divisions of Mut Dailly and Normanby. The boundaries of the licensing District of South Brisbane have been amended. The Tennin Gering land agent s District having been included in the Bundaberg land agent s District All business will henceforth he dealt with it the Bundaberg office. The name of the town of Kedron has been changed to Buny Aville. I thursday the 16th instant being the Day for holding the Ipswich turf club meeting has been proclaimed a Pucho Holiday. A Middle aged Man died suddenly in wharf Street on saturday morning. " a woman named Susan Hegarty died whilst being conveyed to the Brisbane Hospital on Friday afternoon. The monthly meeting of the Toom bul divisional Board was held on saturday and accounts amounting to �2g9 6?. 9d. Passed Foi payment. Or. Lane proprietor of Tattersall hotel at Blackall has been summoned for refusing accommodation to free labourers. Very heavy rain has fallen in various Parta of the Western districts. It is understood that the alleged rioters to whom the supreme court granted bail will be rearrested on a charge of conspiracy. A unionist meeting was held at Barcaldine yesterday addressed by a number of speakers. A Good Deal of stress was Laid on the proposed exodus to the Argentine be Public which would be a place of re treat if the Union were beaten and one speaker said that by going there in immense numbers they would do More damage to Queens land than the government could repair in Twenty years. An intention was expressed to fight the struggle out to the hitter end. Mount Morgan crushed last month 6573 tons of Stone for a yield of 15,331oz. Gold. There appear to have been considerable defections from the unionist Camps in the Cler Mont District and the men seem to be Dis heartened but trouble is still expected in the West. Only a few fragments of the bodies of the men who were blown to pieces by the explosion at Middle Harbour Sydney on Friday were Reco Vered and these were accorded a military funeral on sunday. The belgian delegates at the miners con Gress at Paris demand a Universal strike of miners in May to enforce the eight hours Day but most of the other delegates opposed the proposal a premature. The proceedings have been noisy and sometimes violent. A victorian loan is to be issued in London on the 13th instant at a minimum of 074. Ten men were killed by a Colliery explosion in Staffordshire. Negotiations Are still proceeding Between Italy and the United states in connection with the recent Lynching cases and there is Likely to be a collision Between the Federal government and the government of the state of Louisiana on the question of state rights. Sir Arthur Blyth agent general for South Australia has signed the new Cable agreement. The Premier of Quebec is trying to float a loan of �2,000,000 in Paris. The German emperor complains of the state ment of the italian Premier that the triple Alliance is purely defensive As being calculated to weaken the Alliance. The influenza epidemic is decreasing at Chicago. Sixty thousand enumerators Are employed in taking the census in great Britain the australian Cruiser Zingaro pm has a satisfactory ten Days cruise. Serious defects have been discovered in the Shaft of the Boomerang. The italians in the United states Are forming vengeance clubs and Are drilling in Large numbers. German companies Are buying enormous quantities of Coal in England and America in order to break the German Coal ring. It is reported that a company in England has seemed two blocks of the australian broken Hill Consols property for �500,000. 11 some uneasiness is being Felt says the Melbourne age in consequence of the delay which has taken place in putting the now loan authorised by parliament last session for �3,000,000 upon the London Market. Or. Munro has during the past few months been publicly announcing that the reckless manipulation the Public funds by toe late treasurer or. Gillies has left the pub to Treasury empty and immediate demands Bave had to be met by asking assistance from the associated Banks in the terms of the agreement existing Between the government and tie Banks under which temporary Aid can be secured to the extent of �1,600,000 at 1 per cent above the current Bank of England rates. A sum of �850,000 has already been obtained by the government under the agreement for which interest at the rate of 4� per cent per annul being paid. And if the loan is not floated during next month the treasurer will to meet various engagements with the Public creditor be obliged to seek further assistance from the associated Banks for �650,000. It is apparent therefore that the loan should be placed on the Market at the earliest favourable moment. The associated Banks Are prepared to Undi write the loan but have been unable to induce the treasurer either to fee the minimum or accept the terms offered namely 1 per cent for underwriting the loan at 97 or 98. Too Long delay however in testing the English Money Market is fraught with danger both to the Success of the Lonn and the finances of the Colony and in order to bring the victorian loan into the Market before projected Loans of other australian colonies Are offered it is imperative for i iffy. Munro to authorise his loan to to put on the Market some time during the ensuing Captain Fairchild of the new zealand government Steamer Hinemoa has supplied to the Sydney Baily Telegraph some interesting information regarding the Macquarie islands which have acquired a utile Brief celebrity through the sad disaster to the Steamer Makanui and the wrecks of vessels which have occurred there. Isle and generally known As big Macquarie is Twenty three Miles Long by five und a half Miles wide and at various places along the lock y Shore the locales of shipwrecks in bygone Days Are pointed out. There Aie at least live vessels known to have been wrecked on the Island. The ship lord Nelson was lost on a die North West end somewhere about the year 18r�. The Eagle ship was wrecked about half Way along Tho West coast of the Island in a. Miall Hay now called Eagle Bay. Her Ngueh and and some of the Cedar logs she had on Bora Are still to be seen there. Her Crew had to remain on the Island for about two years Ana some of them died there. Two Graves Are still to he seen near the North end. The Caroline barque was wrecked about 1838 in a Small Bay now called Caroline Bay. The countess Cimento barque was wrecked on the North East Side about 1849. The Sohr Oner Beuc Leuch was wrecked on the East Side near to the end of the Island in 1879. The Rind often blows with Hurricane Force even on the comparatively sheltered East Side. On one occasion the Auckland Schooner Jessie Niccol while anchored in Lusitania Bay a blown clean out to sea. The Macquarie Are now deserted. A cup or delicious . Alf teaspoonful for Ach Perron and none for the pot is All that Bushell 8 requires to Supply this great want. Bushel e Rich 2s. adv engines Roa , Gas and Oil engines now and second hand in perfect working order at reasonable prices. H. P. Stephenson and co., Elm Beth Street near ,j special advertisement. Sweet is a Story of to Day. Is j. Fitzgerald Molloy author of How came he dead a modern magician " what Hast Thoa done " that villain Tomeo " court r life below stairs " the life and adventure of Peg Woffington &c., of. Commenced original serial publication in the evening observer on saturday 21st Mabou that villain Romeo. " exceedingly powerful and fascinating. A a drama of inexorable Fate the work must rank Telegraph. " a Bright and unquestionably interesting , the life and adventures of Peg Woffington. Without a single Dull news. Tile Best and most readable life of Peg Woffington that has been . The work is a theatrical and literary history of the period with a most attractive Central figure. The Book a Hoo a succession of scenes in the Olden Days the pages sparkle with Well chosen quarterly. Royalty restored of London under Charles ii. " presents us for the first time with a Complete description of the social habits of the Globe. " the author has never offered the Public so graphic so Channing an example of faded life reunified and dim scenes revitalised by the Magio of the picturesque historic literary world . Court life below stairs. Far More instructive than nine tenths of the novels published . James s Gazette. " or. Mousy s styles Bright an fluent pictures que and animated and he tells his Story with unquestionable skill and . " what Pepys has Dono for the stuarts or Molloy has done for their hanoverian successors. One of the most interesting works which Hab come under our chronicle. See evening observer saturday april 4, when a synopsis of chapters already published was Given. To let at a moderate rent completely fitted the splendid warehouse of messes. J. Seb. Sniders Corner Edward and Mary streets apply on Prera Isea. Ralso Small store in Charlotte Street. Ailey s dby excellent Summee drink. Recommended by sir Charles Cameron m.d., president of the British medical health society As being Good for kidney and Allied diseases. See that you get it. B the est Gas engines the Otto. Typewriters the Cal graph. Tom ?dg1 0hubb a Webster & co. Mary Street Queensland agents. T he outgoing English mail Vul Melbo Ubab. A revd3w of the events of the week is published in every Friday s courier for transmission by the English mail Deepa dotted on that Day from Brisbane Vid Melbourne. Friday s courier will be regularly forwarded to any required address on payment of a yearly subscription of 13s., which sum includes postage. City and suburban residents can obtain the courier from the following news agents Stanley Street r j. Kelly Woollon Gabba. Or. A. Martin five ways j. Tritton Ipswich Rood t. Dick Boundary Street . B. R. Stevenson Brunswick Street w. C. Arundell new farm " mrs. Bailea Kangaroo Point. Thos. Noble bulimia. S. Demark to Wong. R. Maguire be co. Waringa. R. Bishop Paddington c. G. Berry Rosalie. T. Otway Albion j. H. Mason Wool Owin a Hammond Nunda. Mrs. Clements Sandgate s. Hale Southport. Mrs. By. Creeth Beenleigh Jas. Savage Spring Hill a Fletcher Gregory Terrace mrs. Brelsford George Street. J. H. Thompson be co. Queen Street Gordon be Gotch Queen Street Thos Castner Queen Street j. H. Thompson be co. Petrie s bight cd. Bamber Stanley Street a. B. Stewart Petrie Tor Ceca ton at c. G. Berry Coo paroo w. Postgate Index to adv rti8kment8. Auction sales 8 Banks ,. 2 births min Nages de. 4 . 2 building societies 8 businesses for Sale 2 business notices 8 drapery clothing a. 1 education. ,. 1 entertainments 2 government notice. 2 hotel. 2 Housch a to lot 2 houses land for Salo 8 Legal notices ,. 2 lost Reward of. 1 medical 2 Page. Meetings 1 merchandise 2 . 2 Money 8 Mui Leal instruments. 2 opticians 1 partnership notice. 2 professional notices ,. 1 publications 8 Public companies 1,2 Public notices. 8 Bolig ious notices 1 shipping 1 situation wanted 4o. 3 i sporting.1 tandon.1 the Prospect of state ownership in land in new zealand a not very promising. The Wellington Post says the minister of lands is beginning to find out that the people of new zealand Are not prepared to adopt unreservedly Tho fad of state ownership of land. Be do not believe the members of the present ministry i will Ever be Able to educate the great mass of the people up or Down to their own advanced theories about the abolition of the Freehold tenure and the beauties and attractions of perpetual leasing. If they desire to promote the settlement of the land they must offer the in tending settler a Crown Grant As the Price of his Industry and Success. That is the Only goal a great Many Good men will think it Worth while to a Tiivel for. The Small farm and special settlement associations in the Mana Watt District have at once intimated that they will not accept the new minister s regulations because the right of ultimately acquiring the Freehold is with held from them. We strongly advise or. M Kendrie if he wishes to avoid a Complete fiasco in his land administration to at once give up his fad and let intend ing settlers choose their own tenure whether Freehold or leasehold. ? hot or sudden changes of weather drawing an. Overdraft on the Bank of life late hours tagged unnatural excitement breathing impure air too Rich food alcoholic drink gouty rheumatic and other blood poisons bilious Ness sick headache skin eruptions pimples on the face want of appetite sourness of stomach Sec Uso Eno s " fruit it is pleasant Cooling health giving , and invigorating. You cannot overstate its Groat value in keeping the blood pure and free freon disease. / rights Are protected in every civilised country. Sex amino each bottle and see the capsule a marked Eno s " fruit without it you have been imposed on by Worth less imitations. Sold by All chemists. Advt Rowland s Kaldor cools and refreshes the skin in hot weather removes freckles Tan sunburn redness roughness a. Soothes and heals irritation insect stings and Jar Oduces a Lovely delicate complexion. Ask chemist for Rowland s Kaldor of 20 Hatton Garden London. No other is genuine Advt i births was biases and deaths notices under this jihad Are charged 8s per Inser Tion and each must be authenticated by the by nature of some responsible person births. Croker on the 26th March at Mackay the wife of James Croker of a daughter Hilt on the 3rd april at Mary Vale Warwick the be of e. O w. Hill of a son. " t Leresche on the 1st april at her Reid Noe Alice Street Brisbane the wife of j. E. Leresche of a a it it Quatte ctr or. Monday april 6, 1891. All possibility of doubt As to the Cri Minal intentions of the leaders in the present strike disappears before the language of the letters found upon or. George Taylor and in saturday s Issue. The assertions so freely that the accounts of strike outrages reported in the press Are lies or that they were committed by others than unionists do not now meet the Case. Enough indeed appears in the letters which of course were not meant for the Public Eye to contradict and shame these assertions. " a few Little Bush fires have occurred and Mangroo shed has been struck by lightning. Thirteen scabs have been arrested at Mangroo and Are being conveyed to " an Iron bar was placed across the railway lines and Vor nearly caused an the " fifty soaps that have come Over the Border " will remember Forrester before he is done with airily As these things Are touched upon enough is said to indicate their serious character and to substantially confirm the reports we have published in regard to them. Even or. Glassey May in View of anticipated parliamentary inquiries " himself with facts from these " impartial but though our reports had been exaggerated or had been hopelessly incorrect had no single Case of outrage or resistance of authority occurred there remains in these letters that which in Criminate the writers and All connected with them. Conspiracy is writ Large across the face of the two communications received by or. George Taylor from or. Fothergill of Barcaldine and or. E. H. Murphy of Boma respectively. These gentlemen Lay out a plan of Campaign com pared with which that of Irish patriotism is loyalty itself. Or. Fothergill whose letter bears the stamp of the Central District Council of the australian labour federa Tion Barcaldine begins by advising a Rescue of the prisoners taken in connection with the Clermont riot. He asks whether the men would face this " if armed forces and unionists were about an equal and whether there Are any plans for a get away in Case of failure. He suggests that Strong parties of horsemen should be sent round All stations " with a free hand and particularly urges that the govern ment forces which they " cannot fight " As a body should be kept employed in detail. He is Strong in the Art of seduction. He will arrange about the railway men and he has Strong Hopes of the military who have already been tampered with. Has any answer been got from them would they in Large numbers hold their hands while your crowd surrounded and secured the lot or. Taylor is exhorted to " remember the commune and see if the thing is possible in the allusion we presume is to the commune of Paris but whether to that of 1789 or 1871 is not Clear. Both were steeped in blood to the horse bridles and fire swept the Public buildings. The world yet stands aghast at the horrors of the first. The second which is More probably referred to held a reign of terror in Paris for two months. " Paris write be soit x has no longer Liberty of the press of Public meet a or the result of the last seven Days of communistic Rule was that of the regular troops 877 were killed 645 wounded 783 missing and of the insurgents about 50,000 were dead 25,000 prisoners and nearly All the leaders killed or prisoners. About a fourth part of Paris was destroyed and the estimated loss of property was thirty two millions Sterling. This is the sort of thing which Secretary Fothergill would have organiser Taylor think Well might he add with your committee but he urges significantly that it is to be considered " not from an Ordinary strike View but from the tone of determined resistance that is All Over the is this the " intelligence firmness prudence moderation so Bioty and forbearance " to which the member for Bun Damba so pathetically exhorts his " dear George ? " the second letter under notice that from or. E. H. Murphy of Boma is valuable As developing the Napoleonic scheme of Divide and conquer on which or. Fothergill Only touched. Or. Murphy dilates to his fellow conspirator on the inadvisable Ness of having the men collected at the terminus of the railways. They Are so easily watched and controlled there. It would be far better to split them up into bodies of say 150 each. Then they could scatter themselves about at Clermont towards Tambo and on a dozen outside stations with a party in the Marana and another Down below St. George. Let these bodies be kept moving about and the government has not got the tenth part of the police necessary to watch them. If further enlightenment were necessary As to the character of the proceedings of Tho projected bands it is furnished in the announcement that " every station that 150 men came near would de Man police Protection from the government also every town they pass then when a grand coup was necessary the forces could be " concentrated at a Given Point away from railways if possible and the running could be forced by " a Little More Devil in the the police or defence Force it is pointed out would Avo no Chance against bushmen in their own element there would to no trains to cart Gatling guns Cannon and Nordenfelt about they would have difficulty enough unmoving themselves. If All this does not amount to a declaration of War against the government to do not know what does. The purpose is distinctly avowed the plans Are a scrupulously and astutely Laid. Will the Law abiding citizens of Queens land contribute of Thor moans for the sup port of schemes like these ? will members of parliament All of whom labour representatives or others have taken the oath of allegiance stand up to defend them in the House or out of it ? not All the warmest respects of Thomas Glassy m.l.a., or the " kindest regards of the Glassey family comforting As these things must be in themselves can transmute treason into loyalty or shelter conspiracy from righteous retribution. The question As Secretary Fothergill admits has now gone beyond a strike. It has gone beyond argument for or against an open conference or Freedom of contract unaltered As our position on these questions. To Point out that free labourers Are offer ing themselves in hundreds for the vacant places that All possibility of forcing masters to reinstate the strikers on Union terms is gone and that reinstate ment on non Union terms is rapidly fore closing unquestionable As the statement is does not Rise to the occasion. What we have to Deal with is civil War. What possibility of Success this is the present question have the arms of the insurgents against the arms of the government ? the advice of labour officials Fothergill and Murphy is Wise but it is the Wisdom of the Serpent and leads to the Serpent s doom. Scatter themselves As they May for a guerrilla warfare the insurgent shearers must be trapped and go Down before the government sooner or later and the later the worse for them. Remember the. even though the men who Are now in prison had been Able to grasp communistic Power it would have been but to reach a communistic end. Now that the ranks of the conspirators Are weakened by arrest there is less likelihood of their pro gramme being implemented. But if any thing in this wretched struggle is certain beyond reach of question it is that just in proportion As the programme is entered on and meets with seeming Success to in pro portion will it entail disaster and disgrace on its promoters and the cause they advocate. The first and most imperative duty of the professed champions of labour who hitherto have suffered outrage to follow outrage without a word of condemnation is to denounce the schemes Here disclosed to interpose for their abandonment and Rescue labour from their stain and shame. Belated and half hearted As is the repentance of the australian colonies in regard to their treatment of the aborigines there is yet enough of vitality in it to prick into spasmodic efforts on their behalf and to invest with some Little interest every new scheme that is put Forward. The latest is that of the Hon. John Douglas of thursday Island. To appreciate his proposals it is necessary to remember that the Northern Blacks with whom he deals while physically the finest of the australian native races have hitherto been regarded As the most incorrigible and that consequently the policy of the Whites towards them has in the past As or. Douglas says been characterised by indiscriminate Nighos Utility. It should also be observed that while few of our Publio men have More sympathy with the work of Christian missions or. Douglas Speaks Here As a government official whose care is the phys goal and social welfare of the inhabitants of the Colony. In sorry fact the confession has to be offered that hitherto no attempt has been by men in Power to discharge this Side of governmental functions towards the Blacks in question. They have been left to roam in primeval nakedness and Savage Dom and to be put Down As wild beasts whenever necessity arose. Or. Douglas proposes to reverse this Batto of things by presenting the government to the Blacks of the Peninsula in the 4ight of a Friend Ana his Miodus Operand is to get hold of the chiefs or other men in influence among the tribes gain their Confidence instruct them in the meaning of British government and Send them Back to win Over tribal allegiance and through a native police to practically exercise authority in the name of the Queen. Waiving for the moment Legal difficulties the idea is unquestionably a Good one and or. Douglas has Oli Eady set about it in a Way which bids fair to insure Success. To an outsider ind edit might appear some what ominous that a commencement should be with men who were More than suspected of being concerned in the murder of Whites and who though apprehended Are not brought to trial simply because from Lack of evidence there was not the slightest Chance of obtaining a conviction. But these Are in fact the very men wanted if not from their prominence in their tribes at least from their re ported intelligence and the influence attaching to it. The very circumstance that they Are under arrest for crime gives the More weight to the Friendly treatment they receive and fits them better for the work of mediation with their own and other tribes in which or. Douglas proposes to employ them. It is interesting too to observe that the scheme has with the assistance of or. Sub inspector Savage been carried the length of inducing two noted chiefs Yarra Ham Quee and Tong Ham blow of the Jardine River and seven Rivers respectively to visit or. Douglas in thursday Island where they have Learned something of the customs and Laws of the Whites and have undertaken to govern their tribes in conformity therewith. Furnished with some of the simpler farm and household implements they have gone Back to their people with this now link formed be tween them and the government and their allegiance has been clinched by their formal installation As this movement of or. Douglas has been seconded in a very Hearty manner not Only by or. Savage but by the Rev. W. Maitland Woods who has camped with Tho Blacks for Days to Gether and has taught them How to improve their huts and to grow fruit acquisitions which they have been remarkably Alert in making. A. Significant illustration at once of the physical and moral advantages of these efforts is furnished in connection with the theft of certain loggers prompted in one Caso or. Douglas says on the part of some hired Blacks merely by the desire to return Home As their period of service had expired. Thinking that the loggers _ had been taken to Tho Mainland their owner or. George Smith visited both the Jardine and seven Rivers native settlements. He heard nothing of his boats but he described the natives As very peaceable and was struck by the neat appearance of the bark huts. At Jardine River he was told that one was a Mission House erected by or. Woods and the other a Barracks for the native police. On one of the seven Rivers there was also a Mission House. Probably it is one of these loggers that or. Douglas himself refers to As having landed at crab Island where the natives whose Confidence had been gained by the methods adopted preserved the boat and her contents intact though these consisted of provisions and other tempting commodities till it could covered. The attitude taken by the government toward the new movement is Ono of cautious approval. Sir s. W. Griffith does no think that the delegation of authority to Tho chiefs is Legal but suggests that the defect May be remedied by legislation. To is also chary in the offer of government Money. The doubt attaching to this and All similar reforms is that of permanency. Eve n or. Douglas declares that " we cannot expect any very lasting beneficial results until some philanthropic european r i found who will be sufficiently disinterested to take up his abode among the aboriginals of the Penin Here is an Penang for the friends of the Blacks. Surely the missionary societies which have " lately been announcing their Resolution to do something will not let such an Opportunity pass. When the London Wool sales of the first series of the current year had closed we ventured to express an opinion that the Outlook would be by no Means an unfavourable one provided interference with the Ordinary course of Trade was not of a too marked character. At the same time we pointed out How impossible it was to predict what a few months would bring Forth for on All sides there had been labour difficulties. Strike had succeeded strike with Little intermission and who could Tell when the Industrial War would come to an end and labour and capital More work in Harmony ? during the weeks that have elapsed since the close of the last sales there has been no cessation of the interminable strife and even in Australia and in the Wool producing districts of Australia the struggle has been waged and is still being waged with exceptional bitterness. To Queensland a Penny or a Halfpenny per la. Added to the Price of wools generally Means a Large advantage and ultimately the employment of Many additional men on sheep stations. Bin even an extra Halfpenny is not to he expected from the manner in which the second series has opened. On the 2nd april the sales commenced with a catalogue of 11,700 Bales offered by messes. 0. Bairn and co., acting in conjunction with messes. Jacomb son and co. The fresh arrivals of Wool amount to 846,000 Bales of which 69,400 " Jarales have been forwarded direct to manufacturers. With the Quantity held Over from the last there will be 286,600 Bales altogether for the second series not a very heavy Quan Tity but too heavy for a Market already rendered uneasy by those outward conditions which indirectly affect All industries. From our telegraphic reports it will have been already observed that there was a Large attendance and Good Competition on the opening Day of Tho series and that crossbred had a tendency upwards and scoured Merino downwards. This May not mean very much for the Best wools Are net always offered on Tho first Day of the sales there is frequently a Rise after the sales have progressed for some Days but this does not take place when labour difficulties interfere with the course of Trade. That Thoy do so now is indisputable and there is Little reason to doubt that considerable activity would prevail in the manufacturing districts were some other Means of settling Industrial pursuits agreed upon. Under existing circumstances if there should be an improve ment in the Price of Wool it is Likely to be of a fitful or a partial kind and this May continue until an Industrial peace is established. Could the workmen but Realise How much they lose by the present wasteful method of squaring accounts with those who offer them employment they would be less ready to Rush into difficulties the Way out of which is enshrouded in doubt and difficulty. We cannot look Forward to any great improvement in the Wool Market just now and shall not be much surprised if values generally set downwards before the series closes. To Day april 6. Meetings. 12 noon . Noonday prayer meeting. 8 ., town Hall to consider the advisable Ness of evincing Public Bym path with Tho widow and family of Tho late Hon. Pm macros san. Sporting. 5 ., nominations close for breakfast Creek races. Entertainments. 8 , opera House " Tho Bohemian 8 , theatre Boyal " Modem 8 ., breakfast Creek grounds monday popular concert. Queensport aquarium and zoo All Day. Sun Moon and tide.-. T sunrises 6.12 . Sets g.g8 Moon rises 3.9 . Sets 4.9 New Moon 9th april at 7.9 . High water on Brisbane bar 7.32 . 8.2 Sales by auction. Messes. King and King at their new booms at eleven o clock Unie deemed pledges. Messes. Markwell Allen and co., on the pie Miael Stanley Street at eleven o clock household furniture tinsmith s goods of. Or. L. Phillips on the premises Nunda at eleven o clock Stook in Trade of a grocer household furniture sea. The sheriff of Queensland at Lennon s hotel at twelve o clock land. Tenders were received from the Queensland land and Coal company and the Isis invest ment company by the railway commissioners for the Supply of 100 tons of Coal for the Bundaberg railway. The tender of h. Ross �04, time two weeks for repairs to the naval brigade stores Kangaroo Point has been accepted by the works department and the following tenders have been received Hughenden Post and Telegraph office Gilbert and Doyle �880, time five months Cabool Ture police station t. Hannah �697, time six months w. Attrill �765, five i months j. 0. Thomson �647, four months Stodart and Beattie �759 Doyle and Gilbert �730, four months a. J. Byrne �745, four months Edwards and Young �759, five months w. Smith �672 10s., six months h. Ross �770, fourteen weeks w. Chaplain �760, four months t. Curry �674, Twenty weeks Thompson and Vogt �825 3s., five months Vowles and Miller �785 10s., fifteen weeks e. And j. Headland �700, four months Madsen and Watson �769 10s., four months e. Fariss �899, five months Owen t. Hagger �855, five months j. H. Pleace �720, six months. It is notified in saturday s " Gazette that the governor in Council has been pleased to direct that the name of the town in the Parish of Kedron hitherto known As " Kedron has been changed to Buny Aville. The boundaries of. The licensing District of South Brisbane have been amended so that this District shall consist of the Petty sessions District of South Brisbane exclusive of so much of the municipality of Brisbane As is contained in the said Petty sessions District. The registrar of patents notifies in Satur Day s " Gazette that he has accepted the Fol lowing applications for patents a. B. Reetz of Melbourne Vitorla merchant for an improvement in neckties and in the method of holding same a. Spies of Mudgee new South Wales mechanical Engineer for " improvements in churns j. Bowing of Tilbury England consulting chemist for " improve ments in the manufacture of fuel from Coal Slack and similar substances and in obtaining tar products sir w. G. M. Call bart., of pall mall England for " improvements rela Ting to the washing or scouring of Cotton waste and other dirty materials or the celebrated contralto Singer Madame Patey and her concert company Are expected to arrive this week by the Steamer Tainan from Hongtong where they recently concluded a very successful season. The theatre Royal has been engaged for one week commencing on monday. 13tb instant. An open air meeting of those affiliated with various labour unions was held at the Corner of wharf and Adelaide streets on saturday even ing and was largely attended. The chair was taken by or. M. Bid. Printed slips were circulated amongst those present and the proceedings were commenced by the singing of what was headed " the ballot is the thing a Queensland edition of r the wearing of the Green and Julia Ward Howe s " Battle hymn of the among the speakers were or. Stewart of Eoo Hampton , Hinchliffe Crawford and Casey. Special reference was by several speakers to sir Charles Lilley s remarks at the laying of the foundation Stone of the new trades Hall concerning the education of the democracy. Each speaker referred in High terms of Praise to the speech of sir Charles and it was said the working classes Felt that " they had at least one among the big bugs of Brisbane who to a cer Tain extent sympathised with it was urged that in order to bring about the desired education the working Man s position must he so improved that he would be enabled to Send his children to school instead of to the workshop to assist in earning the daily bread. The press came in for the usual amount of abuse and some very bitter things were said against the metropolitan journals. Or. Mabbott in his remarks on this subject mentioned a Matte which had never been published. He referred to the reduction of wages which he said was now going on amongst some of the River workers. Just after the close of the great maritime strike he said a gentleman who is one of five forming the punt owners and lighter men s association and also a member of the employers association inti mated to his employees that he intended to re Duce the amount paid for the transit of ballast from is. 2d, to is. Per ton. Not satisfied with this he intimated that on the 1st april he would further reduce the payment to Lod. Per ton which had been done. The meeting was orderly throughout and the speeches contained very Little that was new. A. General meeting of the Nunda draughts club was held in the club room on saturday even ing or. George Agnew m.l.a., president of the club in the chair. After an interesting address by the chairman the election of officers for the ensuing year was proceeded with and resulted As follows vice president or. B. Giant Secretary and treasurer Jas. Stoddart Captain s. Isaacs auditors messes. Perkins and love Grove committee Wylie Oxenham Perkins Isaacs and Lovegrove. The club was shown to be making satisfactory Progress there being now thirty six members. It was resolved to Send a letter of thanks to or. Bobert mar Champion of Queensland for the very hand some present he has to the club consist ing of a handsome card containing the openings of games with their name and Why they Weie so called and which when framed will form a valuable addition to the Nunda club room. During the evening the president engaged in a few games when he was Able to hold his own with one of the club s Best players. The nights for practice were changed to wednesday and saturday nights. The names of the following magistrates appear on the roster for. Attendance at the North Brisbane police court during this week a. P. Abbott b. B. Bale John Best s. W. Brooks j. K. Cannan g. Comyn g. E. T. Daniel t. Parry b. Fraser , w. H. Kent h. 0. Luck j. M Donald James Muir w. H. Parker t. Price b. Sayce a. Trimble and g. Wride. The usual weekly evangelistic service was held in the opera House last evening. The Bev. James Stewart City missionary pre sided. Or. H. Mahon who has again joined the City Mission after six months Sei vice in another Mission led in prayer and read the lesson of scripture. The singing was led by the United evangelistic choir a lady member of which Sang the Solo " there is a Green Hill far away As arranged by or. George 0. Stubbings. The Bev. James Stewart gave a Short address. The amount of Tho collection to defray expenses was �2 15s. The usual weekly meeting was held in the Temperance Hall on saturday evening. There was a Large attendance. Alderman Clark mayor of Brisbane presided and gave an Earnest address in the course of which he urged the Temperance people to More Active work. The speaker for the evening the eve. W. Whale also gave a stirring address and referred in passing to the want of unanimity among the Temperance bodies. He urged the Temperance people to use their Power at the ballot Box. Songs and recitations were Given during the evening by misses Mee and Bell and messes. Q. And e. Boas. The choir also Sang several Pinoos. The following oases Aro set Down for hearing before the pull court to Morrow ice a conv Yancer order absolute Obj Dowling and co. V. Jones and another sum Mons referred Kennett v. Brown Appeal. We have seen Advance proofs of some of the illustrations for the " railway guide about to be issued by the commissioners. These have been All exceedingly Well executed and the pictures will certainly add very greatly to the attractions of the Book. Amongst the illustrations Are views of the Killarney waterfalls and of a remarkable Pinnacle Rock on the Cairns railway an excellent picture of Queen arid Eagle streets Bisbano a View of one of the Glass House mountains from the North coast railway and another of Cooktown which latter makes a very pretty picture. The " guide is to to issued this week and As it is to be sold at a Low Price there should to a Good demand for the work. The salvation army be soul Home reports for the week ending 4th instant -23 inmates in Home and 3 babies 3 discharged 4 and mitted., a somewhat alarming Accident happened to the . Company s Fine now Steamer Wodonga on saturday afternoon shortly after leaving the wharf with an unusually Large number of passengers for Sydney. In round ing Tho Bend at Kangaroo Point it was seen that she was mining straight for the opposite Bank and much consternation was caused amongst the passengers on Board. The Captain seeing that the Steamer was not answering her Helm gave prompt orders for a reversal of the engines but owing it is said to some mistake in the engine room this order was not complied with and the Wodonga ran into the Bauk at Bowen Terrace immediately opposite the Point. It was Low tide at the time and the vessel buried her forefoot 12ft. Deep into the mud. A hawser was passed out As Tern and fastened to the Dolphin on Kangaroo Point whilst another from the Winch on the starboard Bow was taken to a tree a Short distance lower Down the River than the first. These were hauled taut and the engines were sent astern at full Speed but All efforts to move her were ineffective. Fortunately the place at which she ran ashore was a soft Bank and she did not strike the books in c1036, proximity consequently she was uninjured. The passengers remained on Board. The vessel was got off at High water at about 7 o clock in Tho evening with the assistance of the tug Beaver. After the Wodonga had floated she was carefully examined and As she had sustained no damage she resumed her voyage to Sydney where she is due this after noon. The Accident attracted a Good Deal of attention during the afternoon and a number of people watched with great interest the efforts Lade to get her off. " mignon was repeated at the opera on saturday evening for the Hist time Thi. Season. This evening the Bohemian girl will be played and miss Annis Montague in of course take the part of Arline. This eludes several songs which have always been amongst the pleasantest retool lotions Briana audiences have had of that lady s singing another change of programme atthe theatre Royal is announced by the Brough a3 Bourcault comedy company and they 3 open this the last week of their a Rushani season with Modem wives which a Toto be m some respects Superior to any of their earlier productions. J air the quarterly Muster Parade of the Brisbane Field Battery was held on saturday to Adelaide Street Drill shed. The Roll showed an attendance of 26 of All ranks which with z 27 now Servig in the Central districts Rives Atoka of 53 the officers present Wereta Foxton and lieutenant Pocock also oat. M Kie of the artillery staff a Taia the foundation Stone of the new trades a labour Hall turbot Street was afternoon by this honour sir pm. � a of the presence of pjs of Between 2000 and 3000 people the feedings commenced with a procession of unionists from Ann Street along Queen Street and up Edward Street to the site of the Hall before laying the foundation Stone sir Chas Lilley delivered an address which was listened to with great attention and frequently an lauded. At the conclusion of the format ceremony mrs. Turner Sang the austra uan Marseillaise a slightly altered version of tha French National hymn. The chorus waa rendered by the members of the opera company but it was not joined a by the assembled people. A vote of thanks to tha singers and three groans for the government brought the proceedings to a close. The following land will be open to agricultural farm selection at the respective land offices on and after monday the 1st june. Surveyed Brisbane nos. 1g07, 1610 and 1619, portions 29v, 28v, and 85v, Maleny areas 160 acres 159 acres 1 Rood 30 perches 167 acres no. 4631, portion 47, Mitchell 167 acres 3 Roods Gympie no. 80, portion 1191 Tuch Koi 135 3ores,no. 86, portion sly Kenn Worth 160 Aries no. 110, portion 12v, Goutchy 160 acres no. 220, portion 86v, Curra 131 acres 8 portions of 160 acres each Parish of Nee die. Ipswich 4 portions of about40aoreseaoh, Parish of Laidley . And portion 1277,Kelvin, 60 acres nos. And portions 1350 and 1446 Hampden areas 155 acres and 40 acres no. And portion 1513, Pelion 1280 acres. Village settlement Gympie nos. 15g and 151, portions 13v, 14v, and 15v, to Hekli areas about 40 acres each no. 239, portion 12v, tee bar 61 acres no. 271, Village of pin Barren portions Lov and lev Woodum 40 acres each. The Bundaberg land agent s District having been amended so As to include the land formerly comprised in the Tennin Gering land agent s District All business heretofore transacted at Tennin Gering land office will in future be dealt with at the Bundaberg land office. T English and other mails sex p. And o. Com Pany s . Parramatta arrived Here on sunday morning and will be delivered by Tho letter carriers at 8.30 this morning. A special business meeting of Wool Loon Gabba . Was held on Friday afternoon. It was unanimously resolved to authorise the president to order in conjunction with other . Unions a Quantity of literature from . Association of Chicago. It was agreed not to Send a Delegate to the forthcoming . Convention at Melbourne but to contribute to the general fund of the Central Union for doing so. Various accounts having been passed for payment a motion was carried unanimously expressing the regret of the Union at Theda parture of mrs. Dewsbury and wishing Hec every Success in her new sphere of labours. It has on More than one occasion been matter of complaint both in this and the neighbouring Colony that some of the cattle introduced by dealers from new zealand As Pedigree Ayrshire have not been what they were represented to be and there has been Bat too Good reason that such has been the Case. But there need be no doubts nor fears As to the Twenty one cows and heifers and two bulls which arrived from new zealand by the Pakaki on Friday last from the Well known Herd of messes. A. And j. Macfarlane of Dune Din and in charge of or. John Macfarlane who it will be remembered noted As judge of Ayrshire at Bowen Park some few years ago. The messes. Macfarlane Herd has been in existence for eighteen years and no other Herd South of the Equator has received so Many valuable additions by importations from the debt herds in Scotland. Unfortunately one of the Best cows died from Impact Mont of the bowels since the arrival of the vessel but the number has been maintained by a birth on Board ship. The two bulls Ara aged 3 years and 16 months respectively one being a grandson of the imported master Jack and the other a grandson of Theviot a sire whose Stock Are very favourably known throughout Australia. The whole of the females have been served to first class balls including Ayrshire Prince White Prince Imp Stanley by Ayrshire Jack and Young Bruce and the majority due to calf in a few months. Several of the heifers Are by White Prince and Theviot. Messes. Macfarlane Ayrshire Are Well known in All the australian colonies and their show Yard honours Haye been so Many that it would be superfluous to say that this is the most valuable shipment or Ayrshire cattle that has Ever been handed on these shores and it is to is hoped that a prices realised w11 be such As to induce the breeders to Send further consignments in cattle May now be seen at messes. Sealy Seii and Mosman s Yards late Warby Sand they will be sold on the 7th instant by messes. J. Macnamara and co. At the monthly meeting of the Ithaca Volun Teer fire brigade last week reports showed thai the donations Leo lived since last Repon amounted to �4 4s. Two false alarms Haa been Given since last report at which the men turned out promptly and upon both occasions were praised for their smartness. Owing to the boundaries of the divisions of Marampa and Laidley having been amended in february 1890, it became necessary to apportion the assets and liabilities of these divisions. An order in Nounou appears m saturdays " Gazette ordering that the Marampa divisional Board shall take Over and be res Popsie for the whole of the Loans now standing m Ina name of that Board and shall pay � a Laidley divisional Board the sum of �10�5d. In full and final settlement of a claims and matters of account Between a Sam divisions. In october last the division Mut Dailly was constituted a my to under the name of the division of Normanby and it consequently became necessary � apportion the assets and liabilities of to divisions of Mut Dailly and Normanby. A order in Council it is ordered that toe Summa �335 7s. 4d. Small be deducted from the endow ment held Over on account of the Aputo divisional Board and paid to the orm mtg divisional Board and that them a divisional Board shall pay to the Normandy divisional Board the sum of �240 8 9 full and final settlement of a"0mo matters of account Between the Baid divisions. The last of the monday concerts at breakfast Creek will us place to evening and should the weather prove Mac no doubt the attendance will be Large. Programme appears in another column. The Mercery department at flu by i he cd s is showing a splendid Range of get under vests and Panta in the a Hawick goods and also la or. Jew sanitary Woollen

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