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  2. FAIRLIES' NEW RAILWAY SYSTEM FOR OVERCOMING HEAVY INCLINES AND RAPID CURVES.

    THE following article which we find communicated to a Scotch contemporary, quotes the success of the Queensland narrow gauge as an instance in favor of Mr. Fairlies' system. We ...

    Article : 722 words
  3. Scientific and Useful.

    THE members of the Acclimatization Society were invited to attend at Bowen Park, on Saturday, May 9, for the purpose of inspecting the grounds. In consequence of the threatening ...

    Article : 649 words
  4. Humors of the Day.

    MY brother is shy—I'm not shy at all; So when there's a mistletoe hung in our hall, He manages always to miss all the kisses, While I, on the contrary, kiss all the misses! ...

    Article : 1,477 words
  5. Our Portfolio.

    WHY is it that men reverence the sod Where rest, the record of some hermit sage, The memory of whose life from age to age Has blossomed forth afresh, like Aaron's rod. ...

    Article : 111 words
  6. YOUNG LADIES, DON'T TRY IT.

    And when angry,—for e'en in the tranquillest climes The breezes will ruffle the blossoms sometimes,— The short, passing anger but seemed to awaken New beauty, like flowers that are sweetest when shaken. ...

    Article : 2,784 words
  7. THE MIHI DEVIATION OF THE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN RAILWAY.

    THIS important work was contracted for by Messrs. Fountain and Ballard in the early part of December last. The contract time was five months, the price £4250; and the promptitude ...

    Article : 845 words
  8. EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF DEATH FROM SNAKE POISON.

    THE coroner's inquest into the death of the late Mr. W. M. Drummond, P.M., from the bite of a tiger snake, says the Melbourne Argus of the 5th, was begun before Mr. Chandler yes ...

    Article : 4,240 words
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