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Brisbane Courier (Newspaper) - June 2, 1891, Brisbane, Queensland National Library of Australia summary of news. A tendency to showers is still observable both in North and South Queensland but conditions Are improving. V a barometric disturbance is affecting the Southern coast of new South Wales and will pass Over the Pacific in a North Easterly direction. The Queensland Revenue returns for May show that the total amount paid into the consolidated Bevenue fund from All sources was �201,878 As against �228,178 in the Cor responding month of last year. About fifty persons attended the lecture Given in the school of arts last evening on electrical the civil sittings of the supreme court were concluded yesterday. In the supremo court action Vickery and sons v. Byge the defendant consented to judgment for the plaintiffs for the full amount claimed with interest and costs. A lecture was delivered last evening in the . Rooms by or. Lewis Abramowitch on Russia and the messes. M Ghie Luya and co. Have started a Village settlement at coot Haraba about ninety Miles North of Brisbane. A licensed Victualler at Hughenden has been boycotted for three weeks and an organiser said at a Public meeting that the Only thing now left was to Burn the place Down. Warrants have been issued against six men for assaulting a publican at mount Morgan who had served on the conspiracy jury at Brock Hampton. The South Brisbane municipal Council met last evening. It was decided that the time had arrived for the establishment of a Market in South Bris Bane. The finance committee s report recommend ing the payment of �1470 was passed. The miners and engine Drivers on the Etheridge Goldfield have Strack work in Conse Quence of a reduction of wages. Sugar crushing in the Mackay District is Likely to be delayed in consequence of the continued wet weather. In accordance with written instructions from the strike committee the outside Union Camps Are preparing to come in to Barcaldine. A policy of Complete non interference with the free labourers is to be adopted and As Many men As possible Are to be brought into the main Camps the Hope being held that if the men hold out the squatters will be unable to obtain sufficient labour for the general shearing. Archdeacon Jones has declined the offer of a Canonoy of St. John s pro Cathedral in Bris Bane. The new South Wales Revenue for May shows an increase of �09,285 compared with the corresponding month of last year. Entries forthe Melbourne cup Caulfield cup and other great Southern handicaps were received yesterday. No further development has taken place in the political situation in new South Wales but another Cabinet meeting is to be held to Day. The policy of the new zealand government is to to one of no borrowing and they Hope to be soon Able to reduce their indebtedness. There has been a great Deal of sickness in the military expedition sent to Manipur and forty deaths have occurred in the detachment of 200 men of the 00th rifles. Another financial panic of a serious character has occurred at Buenos Ayres. The times says that the victorian mounted Rifle team at the military tournament has won Golden opinions both for discipline and work. Pecini . I l b e y s Dey Gin. An excellent summer drink. Recommended by sir Charles Cameron m.d., president of the British medical health society As being Good for kidney and Allied diseases. Seo that you get it. Meadows Fry members Stock Exchange of Melbourne act exclusively Abb Nokes. To Kenneford s fluid magnesia. Dinneford s fluid magnesia the Best remedy for acidity of the stomach. To Winneford s fluid magnesia. For heartburn and indigestion. For sour erect actions and bilious affections. The physician s cure for gout rheumatic gout and gravel to inn Eford s fluid magnesia. Safest and most gentle Medicine for infants children delicate female and the sickness of pregnancy. Sold throughout the world by All druggists and storekeepers agents for Queensland Prosser Taylor to co. And Elliott Bros to co. A Soldier s love Story. A Brilliant Romance of the Crimea by a Soldier novelist will commence in the queenslander of saturday 13th june and will be Complete in fourteen weekly instal ments. The new tale is entitled " Beatrice and Benedick and its author is Captain Hawley smart the writer of from Post to finish one of the Best sporting novels Ever published and which was Given As a serial in Tho queenslander in 1884. The Story contains a Strong plot. Some Brilliant scenes Are described in the taking of the Bedan and other military exploits of the period and the Story As a whole is a splendid Effort. Intending subscribers should Send their orders in to Date from 18th june when the new Story will begin. The outgoing English mail via Melbourne. A review of the events of the week is published in every Friday s courier for transmission by the English mail despatched on that Day from Brisbane via Melbourne Friday s courier will be regularly forwarded to by required address on payment of a yearly subscription of 13s., which sum includes postage. Index to advertisements. Page auction sales Hanks. Births mat Napes a. Hoard and residence. Building societies. Business cards business notices Ura Pory clothing the entertainment excursions for Sale 1 Uncial notices nov ornament notices motels ,4c, to let houses land for Sale Legal notices lost a Evurd be. Page. Medical meetings merchandise miscellaneous Money mu3cal instruments. Partnership notice professional notices. Publications Public companies Public notices. Religious notices removals shipping situations wanted a. 2 4 sporting.1 tenders 1 a Clearing out Sale of Rippengille s kerosene Oil cooking stoves Complete with utensils at Muller Brothe cheap ironmongers Kent s buildings to correspondents. We do not undertake to from Lorre to return rejected communications my to Burns Thill and co limited i Brisbane. I a . C. Watson Walter Graham. Births Ilah makes and death. Notices Una or this head Aro Oha god 8s. Per Inser Tion and each must be authenticated by the signature olsome responsible person the 34th of Moy at Lier residence Barona Hill the wife of j. K. Biggs of a son. the 81st May at Grange House water Street West South Brisbane the wife of Elliott Bland of a daughter. Deaths. Tho 28th May at Eno Gera Terrace Ruby oldest of held of James and Lillie Allen. the 27th May at his residence Bowen Hills Henry St. John Bridgeman aged 80, late of . Castors eldest son of the late Henry St. John Bridgeman formerly manager of the National Bank county West meath Ireland and late of . Customs Brisbane. Home and american papers please copy the 81st May at . Banc Nunda Ada Faith infant daughter of o. E. Tayler aged 8 months. In memorial. Loving remembrance of Joseph Claughton who departed this life 81st May 1883. Death to Short warning gave and quickly took to Tho Giavon make sure of Christ while in sour Power there is no one knows their dying hour. Loving memory of Howell Wood who died at Townsville on the ctr june 1690. Meanwhile though still i weep. At rest this heart shall he my treasure thou Dost keep my loved one is with Theo. New Rev no St. In. Frank Huet & son dental sur Gens Oakden Chambers Queen-St., daily. A a by pm mar. Tuesday Jone 2, 1891. A common sense passage in the Speerli of a labour Leader strikes one As pleasantly As a gleam of Sunshine on a cold murky Day. Such a passage will be found in the oration of or. Stewart As delivered at saturday night s open air meeting in Brisbane. " the workers to said " would have to give up their ideas of eight to ten shillings a Day. They must get settled upon the land and be contented for some time to live on potatoes and our candid and in Many respects common sense orator might have included meat since at present ruling rates it May be got for a Penny or three Halfpence per Pound. Continuing he advocated the resumption of the valuable lands that had Fallon into the hands of squatters near the railways so As to get people settled on them. He considered it was just As feasible to resume land for this purpose As it was to resume it for railways. _ the pay ment could be arranged on an equitable basis and be to extend opera Long Vav to rub our eyes and ask whether this or. Stewart is one of the men who have i been trying to ruin the country by giving the working men pernicious advice during the shearers strike and who have not the Grace to permit them to go Back to work now that the cause is utterly lost. But we find hat or. Stewart is really one of those men. Therefore we feel inclined to Welcome As a Man and a brother and let bygones be bygones in order that there May be a Long pull a Strong pull and a pull All together for the purpose of carrying out the latest enunciation of new unionist policy. ". is obvious that the Crux of the whole difficulty a a found in this that the land is lying vacant ruining its owners by reason of its non utilisation the working men of the Colony Are almost destitute because they Are not Able or willing to cultivate the soil. But both land and men Aie Here. The land can be got without Ormal resumption its owners will it is whispered nay even loudly proclaimed in certain quarters take payment in a currency that the Colony can command and there Are plenty of men ready to lease it with option of Purchase during a Long term of years. What then doth hinder the Settle ment of ten thousand families upon the Broad acres of Darling Downs forthwith ? the difficulties Are really insignificant. It is True the Aid of the government will have to be invoked for the scheme cannot be translated into practice without Legisla Tion. Only the Legal Power and the temporary credit of the government is wanting. Most of the great landowners so it is re ported would be glad to sell their estates for such a purpose at a very moderate Price and in return accept not Cash but 4 per sent government debentures of say thirty five years currency. Let us assume that parliament next month will give the necessary authority and that 100,000 acres of Good agricultural land much of it already Clear of Timber and ready for the plough can be acquired at say fifty shillings an acre. Then lot the land Board be created a statutory Trust for the purpose of dealing with this land on proscribed terms. Assume these terms to to based on the condition that the government makes no direct profit by the transaction but takes measures to recoup itself in the Cost of administration. The land would then be surveyed in suitable areas and at once thrown open for selection to the world at a rent equivalent to five per cent upon the average Cost of the land to the Trust which assuming the Cost to Havo Boon fifty shillings an acre would be half a Crown a year rent. The residence conditions of our existing Laws must of course be insisted upon to prevent speculation and secure actual settlement but the term of lease might Well in this matter be of tended to thirty years. Tho rent however must not to subject to fluctuation there must be no dread of the government stepping in Aud rack renting. The tenure would therefore be As Good As a Freehold and really better because no selector who desired his title could borrow from a private Money Lender at 5 per cent. Tho land would of course have to be classed and the selection prices fairly adjusted. The government As already stated must at a net recoup and not profit und the Trust authorities must be held responsible for the judicious and discriminating assess ment of the relative values of the land so As to retain Tho average Selling or leasing rate at a figure which will cover the Pur chasing Cost. At present it would probably to undesirable to go in for state aided settlement pure and simple because it might have the effect of inducing men to go on to the land who have neither capital nor experience in farming in its a nest rudimentary aspects experience in America and new zealand if not also in Australia Lias shown that the vist majority of such settlers to waver enthusiastic they May be have Beon sad failures their own interest and the Devegh is. M. B. Gannon m.l.a., or. J. A. Clark minor of Brisbane or. It. Edvar is and other influential gentlemen have consented to accompany the deputation. The superintendent of Eleutrio telegraphs has forwarded us the following wire dated Queenscliff yesterday morning it Idhe Ketch endeavour from snowy blown ashore about 10 o look last night few the lower Lighthouse. The tug pharos now in Atten a later message states Ketch endeavour was towed off by tug pharos at 2.80 p.m., and is now proceeding to Hobson s Bay in in reference to the outbreak of diphtheria at Gay Ndah and the Dif Goulty experienced there in obtaining nurses we learn that through the action of the under colonial Secretary five applications from nurses willing to proceed to Gay Ndah have been received by . Two of these have been engaged and will leave by Steamer to Day. The Hospital committee at Gay Ndah have been informed that other nurses Are available if required. The inquiry into the circumstances sur rounding the fire at mount Gravatt which consumed or. I. J. Markwell s House was set Down for further hearing yesterday afternoon at the South Brisbane police court but in the absence of the police magistrate was adjourned for a week. At a meeting of the members and committee of the Brisbane sailing club held last evening at the honorary Secretary s office Gordon Chambers it was reported that the late races resulted As follows first race Hamilton to King Island won by the medea or. T. Goodall second race King Island to Amity won by the truant or. Power Dickson and Tho third race Amity to Hamilton a pile Light won by the medea or. T. Goodall. These boats won by time allowance. The finances of the club were found to be in a sound condition and one new member was nominated. It is proposed to put a new slip and Oadle on the club promises Hamilton for the use of members at an Early Date. In the report of the Secretary of the society for prevention of cruelty on the recent Benefit at breakfast Creek As published in our columns a few Days ago an item of �6 14s. 6d. For Pavilion occurs. Or. James tra Ekson chair Man wishes it explained that this item embraces hire of chairs of. The actual amount charged to the society by the breakfast Creek grounds company was �2 7s. For Coal engine Driver s time for running the lighting Plant and cleaning up the Pavilion. We. Doyle an sex sergeant of police was found dead in his bed at the Sovereign hotel Elizabeth Street yesterday morning. The de ceased was employed by the government collect ing Tho census and on sunday he was in his usual health. Doyle was about 60 years of age. The body was removed to the morgue where a Posi Portem examination will be hold. It is Well known that in the Burke District a Section of politicians Are endeavouring to work up an agitation against their Mem Ber or. Hodgkinson minister for mines and Secretary for Publio instruction and some time ago a meeting waa held at Georgetown at which resolutions were passed demanding his resignation. As a set off to this or. Hodgkin son has received a Telegram from Cairns stating that the Georgetown resolutions Are thoroughly condemned at Cairns and that the electors of the latter place will to glad to return As their representative if allowed the Opportunity. A correspondent wires to the effect that the Toowoomba race committee met yesterday morning and the weather being Fine decided to hold their race meeting As advertised. The session of the supreme court in its criminal jurisdiction commenced yesterday before his honour the chief Justice at 10.30 . At the outset a juror named Campbell who failed to answer to his name when the Roll was called was fined �5. Later on or. Camp Bell informed his honour that he had attended in court at 10 ., the hour for which he was summoned and had waited for some time. He had then left the court House and returned about 11 o clock when to found the court sit Ting and Learned that he had been fined �5. His honour having heard this explanation remitted the Fine on the ground that the juror had obeyed the Precept. It is necessary to mention that the sitting of the court was delayed until 10.30 o clock As the chief Justice had to Deal with business in Chambers. The court was occupied for the remainder of the sitting with a cattle stealing ca9e. The jury acquitted the accused after deliberating for seven minutes. The advisable Ness of offering government Loans in the Oblong was on wednesday last alluded to at a deputation that waited on the Premier of Victoria but or. Munro was says Tho Melbourne age apparently not enraptured by the suggestion and stated that their past experience did not Lead to the belief that the Bonds would be taken up. He mentioned that two years ago parliament authorised the Issue of �750,000 Worth of government Bonds Bear ing interest at the rate of i per cent per annul but although the debentures were As Low As �10 each Only Between �150,000 and �1go,000 Worth had Beon taken up and that had Boon by municipal bodies who were compelled to take government Bonds in providing a sinking fund to meet their Loans. There Are in the savings Banks according to or. Munro about �5,000,000, and As the depositors there Only received 4 per sent to could not understand Why the government Bonds were not applied for. The failure to float them had seriously affected the Public works policy As the late treasurer had estimated to receive �500,000 for Publio works from that source and �250,000 for waterworks and a3 a matter i of fact �150,000 had had to be advanced for the Yan Yean Extension works. An extraordinary occurrence took place in the lift of the australian buildings Elizabeth Street Melbourne on thursday last which resulted in dangerous injuries being sustained by several passengers. While the lift was in pro Gress of ascending an explosion of chemicals took place. Or. Pickering it appears got into the lift on the ground floor and before the lift had been a second in motion was seen fiddling with the Cork of a Little bottle which he carried in his hand. In a moment it went off with a fizzing sound of a soda water bottle and the lift became filled with noxious fumes. All was confusion at once and the lift boy exclaiming of my eyes fell away from the rope. Fortunately one of the passengers or. J. L. Davis who by instinctively holding his hands Over his face had kept the burning liquid from his eyes was Able to seize the rope and Stop the lift at the fifth floor. An examination was then of the injured. The lift boy Binnie was found to have been badly Burnt about the face his eyes also suffering and Pickering himself was also scorched about the face. The worst sufferer however was or. Hall who has an office in the building and who in addition to being Burnt about the face suffered severely with his right Eye the sight of which seemed impaired. Or. Davis escaped with Burns on the Back of the hands Only and the spoiling of his suit of clothes. The sufferers were attended to by or. Barrett and whether their sight will be permanently affected cannot yet be said. The explanation Given by Pickering is of a very Peculiar nature. He states that the liquid contained in the bottle was a mixture of Nitrio acid and nitrate of Silver. He had mixed it himself hearing it was " Good for cleaning As to Why he should carry such a dangerous chemical mixture abode or with in a Publia place and should oath Essly meddle with the i Cork of the Bettie no explanation is offered. J or Luya,m.l.a., of the firm of m Ghie Luya and co., who has always been a warm adv Oate of Village settlement As a Means of placing the the land of this Colony has started a. San brie we ooh promises to be a great Success. The Riew settlement is located at coot Haraba about ninety Miles North of Brisbane where the firm have a Large saw a Mill from which they Are supplied with Timber. The land set apart for the Experiment is Rich scrub land with a Large Creek running through it situated on the shores of the coot Haraba Lake and about a mile and a half from the sea the conditions under which the land is taken up Are As follow the firm agree to let the land in 40-Aore blocks for a period of seven years on a Clear ing lease with the right to Purchase at any time during the currency of the lease provided the land is cleared and cultivated. The Farmer is provided with rations such a3 Tea flour and sugar with tools and implements and five cows. The Farmers agree to Settle on the land Clear and cultivate it to the satisfaction of the company and to pay out of their first or second crops for the stores and implements with which they have been supplied with 8 per cent interest added together with is. Per acre per annul rent the maximum Price of the land to be fixed at �5 per acre. The occupier also agrees to take Oare of the cattle. The tenants Are provided with House room until they build houses of their own and the firm have offered a prize of �20 to the Man who first gets 10 acres of land properly cleared and cultivated. Before the agreement is entered into or. Luya insists that the men shall go up and see the land and to gives them a passage in his Steamer free of charge. If the agree to the conditions their Aroi Lieb Are also to receive free passages. Although the scheme was Only started in March last there Are fourteen families in the settlement other families Are going up in the course of a few Days. When the Farmers raise their produce it is the intention of the firm to bring it Down to Brisbane and sell it on their wharf. The freight will be about 10s. Per ton. Already the scheme has attracted a Good Deal of attention and several gentlemen have slated their intention of following the example set by or. Luya. A social was held last evening in the Centen Nial Hall in connection with the diocesan Synod the annual session of which commences to Day. There was a Good attendance and the proceedings Wero of an enjoyable character. The Bishop will deliver his opening address at 4 o Olock this afternoon in the Synod Hall and at 7.30 Evensong will be celebrated in the pro Cathedral by the Rev. J. Stone Wigg. An offertory will be taken up for the Bishop of Brisbane s Church Extension fund. The salvation Temple in Ann Street which has just been completed will be opened with great rejoicings on thursday evening next. The event has been the occasion of a Council of War extending from the 4th to the 8th instant. Commissioner Coombs will visit Brisbane in order to take command of the proceedings and will be assisted by colonels m Kie and Taylor and the australian guards band. This baud has of late been visiting Many towns in Queensland and has everywhere been Well received. A few weeks ago at the request of a few friends the committee of the Queensland country Mission called a meeting to consider the question of sending out a missionary to labour in the Western districts. Several subscriptions Wero received on that occasion and it was agreed on All hands that the work was highly necessary. The committee announce in another column however that they Are still unable through Lack of funds to proceed in the matter and As the agent is ready they ask that those interested will at once do what they can towards enabling this Branch of Mission work to be started. There is now on exhibition at messes. Foster and Kelk s Ironmongery establishment a pie Ture in oils by mrs. Howard Campbell. Water babies is the appropriate title Given to the painting which is of a very striking character and displays considerable originality on the part of the artist. The idea of having a naval demonstration in Hobson s Bay on the arrival of the vessels forming the australian auxiliary Squadron will it appears says the Melbourne Argus be frustrated by arrangements which have already been entered into by the Imperial War authorities As to the route to be taken by the vessels on their Way out to Australia. Tho under standing which had been arrived at by Admiral lord Charles Scott and the minister of defence was that the vessels should meet at King George s sound and come on to Melbourne in company and that on entering the Heads they should be joined by the vessels forming the victorian Navy. It has now been ascertained that the vessels Are to proceed by Way of Batavia to thursday Island and that they will then go on to Sydney so that any demonstration at Melbourne will be out of the question. Sir Frederick Sargood recently telegraphed to the agent general asking that such sailing arrangements might be As to allow of the demonstration in Hobson s Bay being Danied out and yesterday he received the following reply the Secretary of state for the colonies writes that he had already suggested a rendezvous of the ships at Western Australia. The lords of the admiralty have however directed that the place of rendezvous should be at Batavia and that the vessels should proceed thence to thursday Island where the commander in chief in Australia will give orders As to which ports Are to be visited on the passage to at the opening performance in London by or. Toole s company since his return from Australia or. Toole an amusing speech. He said he had been away so Long that a had forgotten the manners and customs of England we must forgive a foreigner any Little slip hut he understood oratory was one of Thom. He spoke in glowing terms of his Welcome in the Antipodes. The scenery of new zealand was very Fine As Fine As anything Ever seen in Toole s theatre. He had talked to maoris to i one lady Maori he Sang Tell me Maori How to woo thee but she would t. He was then desperately satirical at tie expense of or. Bancroft and " general Booth. He himself thought Toole s quite a comfortable theatre others thought otherwise and All he could say was that to was prepared to put Down i �100 towards the erection of _ a new House if a Hundred other gentlemen would do likewise. He had brought Back various curiosities but regretted to say that this Little collection had the authorities of the British museum unpleasantly j jealous. He had been indulging in erudite re searches into the records of pre adamites wit told the Story of Shakespeare s Skull when he was a Little boy and adapted Mark Twain s version of Christopher Columbus s discovery of America to Captain Cook and botany Bay. He assured us he had no intention of playing Hamlet and would before july revive More old pieces. All the members of the company looked Well but several of the voices appeared husky from no doubt australasian influenza. The lobby of the Little House was decorated with stuffed kangaroos emus and water snakes and Straw hats and the Walls of the passages Are Hung with photographs of the Sydney Monument to Albert the Good and other colonial objects of interest. The Post and Telegraph department advise Hon Kong notifies communication with j Macar restored. Bombay notifies Teheran tout in tween Teheran and Tauris inter concerning the utilisation of ouei.n.1 j timbers and other products of the a the following letter has been Receola a under Secretary for agriculture Orn �f6 Hertz and Collingwood merchants of under Date 24th april and straight lines in their connection with the production of Beautiful effects limited to form. When referring later to Colour As a Means for the depiction of the Beautiful he argued that it was so great a Factor As Tobe All important and his remarks were warmly applauded. Or. Watts promulgated some opinions in his paper which the audience seemed to re Gard As unique but in Tho debate which followed the generally expressed opinion was that form could not supersede Colour but that a Tho Secretary s paper had contended they were co equal in the production of the Beautiful. Nominations close this afternoon at 5 for the Pony races to be held on thursday next 4th instant the programme of which appears in our advertising columns. The bicycle races which were advertised to take place on saturday next 6th instant have Boen postponed until saturday 13th instant Lami nations for these events close on monday next 8th instant. The programme appears in to Day s papers. It is announced that the annual Ball of the breakfast Creek bowing club will be he the Centennial Hall on Friday next under tue patronage of his excellency the governor. During the last few weeks says a late eng Lish paper great improvements have been effected in the importation of butter from Jeff zealand and a Trade of considerable importance to the Colony and to the Mother country is opening up. One favourable feature to a development of the Enterprise is the fact teas the English Winter is the antipodean summer. Judging by the Quality of recent consignment the problem of wholesome conveyance a satisfactorily solved it having been found a the butter retains a perfectly Sweet condition when packed in 1001b. And 561b. Casks Ana stored in a temperature of 45deg. Butter of the Anchor Brand is realising 116s. Per a. Wholesale As compared with ls6s. For danish which it closely resembles but it a a tone Salter. Men s hats i great variety. In the hat depart ment at Finney. Isles and cos the Public he an Opportunity of selecting the most fashion goods from the most Complete Stock in the Colony Anvil

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