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ADVERTISING, POLITE AND REPUTABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
ADVERTISING, POLITE AND REPUTABLE. To present a fuir statement of.our goods, pro- fession, or calling, in a publication which enters private families, and has an extensive circulation remote from our houses of business, must be a great convenience to the public, and can never he viewed as an act of intrusion. People cannot stir abroad every day, nor can they at all times make up their minds'as to their wants and neces- sities, or the best places to get them supplied oheaply and well, lt is assuredly, then, a signal advantage to have the description of several de- pots furnished us nt our oilices and homes, us sug- gestive of what we need, and guiding us to a pro- per place for selection. Moreover, there is beyond its business utility, something gratifying in raid- ing these attestations of tho trading and profes- sional world, without aotually mixing oneself up with either. In a periodical of literary or scientific pretensions, this is doubly agreeable, as it brings the Student into...
TRADES' ARTICLES. No. 1. THE CARPENTER. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
TRADES' ARTICLES, ; PT ALFRED rVKBf No, 1, THE CARPENTER. InfAOiNB tUo earth, barren rocks and tan- gled forest«, without homestead or Testing' place on its savage surface, and lashed round by ft seemingly interminable im» passable ocean, Sacli was the state of the world before the Carpenter and his fellow tradesmen made it a home of comfort, luxury and beauty. But look at tho mind and thc labour of the man, and sec how, from the day ho was a wood-cuttor, felling with rude stroko the brawny trees, ho hath linked himself in an immortal chain of progress to his fellow-mechanics, till the great whole of their works-their united intellect and toil, through thou- sands of years, have upreared the present grand and comely world. This is mar- vellous poetry; this perfectioning the uncouth, barbarous mass, by subtle tra- dition of improvement, from year to year and century to century, through nearly two myriads of ages up to the present hour. What other mortal achievement i is so full of ge...
SETTLERS' WHOLESALE PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
SETTLERS' WHOLESALE PRICE CURRENT. WiifcAT-Scarco and in demand, ut from 63. to Gs. Cd. per bushel. FLOCK-At tho Mills is quoted at £15 per ton, but none for sale : private holders ure asking higher prices. . ? MAIZK-ls worth from 3s. to 3s. 3d. per bushel. ENGLISH BAULKY-In demand, ut from Ss. lOd. to 3s. 3d. per bushel. CAPE BABLEY-None in the market. IÍAY-The market was very barely supplied, and prices realized from £3 to £i per ton. BUTTER.- In demand, atfrom 8d. to lOd. per lb. CHEESE-Very scarce, and much wanted. BACON' AND HAMS-In demand, at (id. per lb. EGGS-Are worth 9jd. to lOd. per dozen. FAT 1'IGS-Sell readily at about 3d. per lb. CALVES-Nominal. SUE El'-Are plentiful, aud prices slightly de- clined. BULLOCKS-Will sell at good prices. TALLOW-in demand: none m the market fit for shipment : small lots odored for sale were eagerly sought .after by tho Soap and Camilo Manufacturers, at high rates. HIDES-Meet with ready sale at about ld. per lb. TOBACCO-Sales are steady, and ...
THE COLONIAL PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
THE COLONIAL PRESS. EDMUND BUKKE, .with his usual senten- tious wisdom, designated tho Newspaper Press tho "Fourth Estate," and the phrase has received the seal of universal adoption. But no analagous expression has ever yet been coined significant of the position and influence of the Press, in a community where the .two hereditary estates never did, and never can, exist ; and where, after all, the governmental and legislativo functions aro virtually, if not ostensibly, vested in the possessors of the elective franchise. "We say these estates never eau exist. For the genius of colonization is essentially democratic. No attempt ever has, or ever will bo made, to transplant to a colony those remains of a dead feudalism which still linger amongst the old institutions of hereditary monarchies. And it would bo interesting to speculate upon the probable duration, even of the ecclesiastical forms of feu- dalism in a Colony like Australia, although these latter forms are referable to a far ...
APPENDIX. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
APPENDIX. Humber of and Amount of Money Ordert issued and paid in England and Wales the Quarter ending 3\st December, 1848. JCa. issued in England and Wales 873,516 Chief Office, london 51,222 Total for tho Quarter 924,738 4 Multiply each total") by 4 to find tho re- ! turn for the year J ? Totals for the year") in England and ¡-3,098,952 Wales alone. J Commission pcid thereon. £14,693 10 3 894 0 3 £15,502 19 C 4 £62,01118 0 Actual ammml of Orders issued. £1,709,533 2 3 112,593 1 9 £1,S22,426 4 0 4 £7,2S9,704 16 0 Sf umber l'aiü. 754,078 150,290 991,377 4 3,617,593 Actual Amount t>f Order, raid. £1,475,609 5 7 306,235 C £1,811,844 12 5 4 £7,247,378 9 8
THE ALPACA. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
THE ALPACA. TriE oxertions now being nindo by n number of mercantile gentlemen for tho introduction into this Colony of thc Alpaca, aro of tho most praiseworthy charactor. lloro is a liold whoro all our monoyod men may nieot, and show their patriotism. And to ns it is peculiarly gratifying to witness so many of our influential Colo- nists cordially uniting in an undertaking which must result in such great permanent bonefit to tho Colony. Wo shall watch tho progress of this laudable speculation with much interest and anxiety. In tho moantimojMvo earnestly hopo that all who fool tlioirfortmies identical with Australian prosperity wilKloud thoir support toan undertaking so truly important to our pas- toral interests. > /
POST OFFICE ORDERS. To the Editor of The Empire. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
TOST OFFICE ORDERS. To thc Editor of The Empire. Sm,-1 would bog to make a fow remarks in your columns, on u subject which I think must bo in- teresting to tho mercantile part ot' your renders: Some years since a gentleman ot' the rnuno ot' Watts, a very old oliieor in tho Inland Depart- ment ut' the General Post Oliice, Loudon, under- took upon his own responsibility, with the sanction ot'the proper authorities, to open certain accounts with u few of tho principal Country Post Offices, by which he was enabled to draw orders in the favour of such parties us paid him a commission for so doing, and who prcierred that ns thu safest mode of transmitting money through tho Post Oliice, tho order being available only to tho party for whom it was originally intemled. In the course of time this system so increased from a conviction of tho facility and security afforded by it, that about IO or ll years ago tho Government felt it would be a great boon to tho public for it to take up the matter...
Original Correspondence. CONSPIRING AGAINST THE PEOPLE. — THE TEN POUND FRANCHISE IN DANGER. To the Editor of The Empire. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
Original Correspondence. CONSPIRING AG AINSI' THE PEOPLE. THE TEN POUND FRANCHISE IN , DANGE«. To thc Editor of Thc Empire. Sm,-Your piper comos opportunely, just ns the Convict putty's last dodye is about to bo trieil. A party in tho present Council, (identified with tho supporters of Conviotism,) are quietly con- spiring against tho cxtonsiou of sud Vage granted to us by tho Act regulating the ullairs of tho Australian Colonies, passed (ith August last. It is their intention to refuse to pass tho necessary Electoral Act, and thus postpone the operation iii' thc Reform Measure, (fur such it is,) lor at least two years, and perhaps prevent tho dreaded ex- tension of franehiso altogether I In order to gain supporters, niid justify them- selves to tho public, they profess lo object to the Act as a short-coming measure, giving us no propor controul over our expenditure, (tho soho dules for instance,) or over our hind regulations. Admitting this to bo partly true, tho Act in ques- tion ...
CITY COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
CITY COUNCIL. PitKSE.NT ;-Tlie Mayor j Alderman Thurlow ; Broughton! Egan ; and- Fisher. Councillors, Josephson ; Thomas ; Moliitt ¡ Turnoy ; Byan ; lVden; Board; Flood; Lenehan; Weekes; Peek; Roberts ; Thornton ; Moora ; Neale ; Macdonald ; Wilkie ; Jenkins; and Little. Reports were brought up on tho subjects of lighting the streets with gas, watering the streets with salt water, improving Macquarie and Cnstle rejigh-strccts, und on the estimates for 1851. Received. A Petition was presented, praying that an enquiry might be made into tho laws, as to tho Mayor having buen took candidate, and returning oiiicer at tho late election ; and uuolhor from ibu inhabitants of Domain Terrace, praying for a supply of water. A letter was read from tho Sydney Firo Insur- ance Company, applying for a reimbursement of a moiety of tiie rewards jiaid for services during, the late lire at Messrs. \oungmun's. On the motion of Councillor Roberts, seconded by Alderman fisher, a salary of £li00 was voted...
The Golden Farp. THE SLAVE'S DREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
The Goltton Earp. "HE SLAVE'S 3IIEA5I. Beside the ingathered rice lu Jay, His sickif in his hand ; j His breast vas bare, Iiis mated bair Was burial in thu saud. Again, in tie mist and slini>tv of sleep, He saw lis Nativo Land.| Wido throarh the lundscaj) of his dream« The lordy Niger llowid / J Beneath tb palm-trees oi\tho plain Once meo a king ho stydu ; And heardthe twinkling aravans Descend the mountuiu-oad. Ho saw oreo more his da¿-oyed queen Amongher children sind ; They clubed hisneckiuoy kissed his chook! Tlioy hld him by'Jftyiund ! A tear best from tMspper's HJ>f A nd i'o.y into tho su*. i And tliflt at furious «ed ho roso ! Along tho Nigcr'sAnk ¡ His hrial-reins wcrefoldon chains, And, rtth a marti chink, At eaclucap he conj feel his scabbard of st Smitiig bis stallf's Hunk. tóforo lim, like ai lod-red Hag, j Tho Tight Hann ;oos Hew ¡ ' Fom njirn till ngl ho followed their flight )'er Jiains «1ère ho tamarind grew, ¡ Til ho law tooroot of Cull'ro huts, Ind Mae ocian ...
A TRIUMPH OF GENIUS. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
TRIUMPH OP GENIUS.! pu writer of the Herald's " Con picas from Home," who is well kno it bi Mr. Archibald Michie, givesj§ ploying deeply interesting account of pteruption in the proceedings of; p\v:ed puUic meeting at the old Crol pd i.nchur. convened for tho purpo|o| ps icring thc best means of erecting TfctiáY úrtmincnt tb tho memory ofUa báPceh- "'" Ü JU' ninon; tho front rows of the meetiitej ?mil vc li tie fellow was seen vigorously s'SSj in; warilftho platform, which ho suoffll . ;ii ng, espito the apparently well-? JR foi» ' sunn friendly bund which over un /tog £f«h sped his cout collar und ondcavoi Wm ult In back Tho instant his face was j IH Iuu ml is wcsaw that ho was apparently I foi oluirc boy i' some seventeen or cighteel Jwf f Jge his lace showing no sign of nj?* ea-s. 'lie nccting were not a little dist, lim tl . nc aspirant, having wiped tho \M> raton f in hs lace, also claimed his rixlit.ff >Hn¡Vul ¡an to bo heard upon tue regfKv W( wer hofovor, doomed to be ...
THE POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
THE POST OFFICE. TT is nothing now to hear complaints of tho Sydney Post Office. A department of tho Publio Servico which everywhere. ought, abovo all others, ta bo conducted with tho greatest order atid regularity, and with tho utmost good faith towards tho public, appears, in tho Australian Metro- polis, to bo managed without any system at nil. Tho abstraction of letters, and tho wholcsalo pil faring of newspapers aro mat- ters of notoriety. In consequence of tba abuses which linvo como to light, a Board of Enquiry, consisting of Messrs. Lamb, Thacker, ltiddoll, Griffiths, and Christie, has been appointed by tho Govornmont. Nothing short of a thorough investigation of tho chargos nnd complaints against tliis establishment will satisfy tho public, and no porsonul considerations must bo allowed to impedo a completo nnd searching re- form, if oonlidonco is to bo restored. Wo have boforo us amass of dooutnon tory information relativo to tho discreditable mismanagement of affairs in th...
THE TRANSPORTATION QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
THE TRANSPORTATION QUESTION. TIIE Anti-Transportation Association has published tho draft of a Petition to thc Imperial Parliament, to bo signed by all tho Australasian Colonies, against tho continuation of Transportation to Van Diomen's Land pr the eastern coast of New Holland. The petition is drawn up in conciso and forcible terms, and takes the broadest and most comprehensive ground of objection to tho system. Wo anticipate a vast number of signatures to this Aus- tralian Remonstrance against the calami- tous injustice attempted by tho Colonial Minister, and his secret and nefarious supporters in tho Colonies; lot every mau whoso heart and home and dearest hopes aro in tho country, attach his namo to it. Tho Potition lies at tho EMPIRE OF- FICE for signature.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
ADVERTISEMENTS. THE PARLOUR LIBRARY, OR MONTHLY PERIODICAL OF MOTION, ls. Cd. per volume Wood Leighton, or a Year in the Country ; Con- suelo, by George Sand, 2 vols. ; Tho Collegians, by Grattan ; The Old Convents of Paris ; Car- leton's Emigrants of Ahardarra; Tales of the Munster Festivals ; Olivia, a talo j The Parsonago, 2 vols, j Fnrdaroughn, tho Miser ¡ Family Pictures, by la Fontaine ; Tho Tithe Proctor ; Emma, by Miss Austin i Provisions of Lndy Evelyn ¡ High- ways and Byways ; Tales and Sketches ¡ Father Connoll ; Sidonia tho Sorceress, 2 vols i Talcs of tho French Revolution ; Andrew tho Savoynrd j Lnmnrtino's Tioturcs of tho Fronch Rovolution ; The Count of Monto Christo, 3 vols. ; Tho Robber, by James ; Mary of Burgundy j Morley Emstein ¡ Darnley ¡ Cnstolncau ¡ Two Old Mon's Talcs ; Tales of tho Woods and ïiolds ¡ Country Stories, by Sliss Mitford ; Irving's Talcs of a Travcllor ; and, The Sketch Book. W. R. PIDDINGTON, Booksollor, Stationer, and Printscllcr. 480, Qoorg...
BRITISH COLONIZATION. No. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
BRITISH COLONIZATION. No. 1. TT is known to all well informed persons, that Emigration is the question of ques- tions in England, iu our day. No other subject presses with such importunate urgency on the attention of all classes of her population. Governors and governed aro alike interested in it. Colonization is tho favourite topic of discussion in every house in the mother country-in the cot- tage of the peasant, and in the palace of the peer. There is not a family in the United Kingdom but has a son, or a brother, or a friend, pursuing the arduous objects of a Briton's lifo in some remote region of our gigantic colonial possessions. England cannot contain her teeming millions. The spirit of tho Anglo-Norman, no longer puffed with the obsolete am- bition of war and foreign conquest, seeks vent in the far nobler, more exciting, and more satisfactory pursuit, of reclaiming the wilderness, and peacefully laying the broad foundations of future empires; carrying the civilization of his...
FUNERAL OF LOUIS PHILIPPE. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
FUNERAL OF LOUIS PHILIPPE. The funeral of Louis Phillippe, the ex-King of the French, took place on Monday. The remains of the ex-Monarch were deposited in a vault be- neath a private Roman Catholic Chapel at Wey- bridge, about six miles from Claremont, attached to the residence of a lady named Taylor. This chapel the late King had been in the habit of attending, and at the request of his family the body has been placed in the vault, until, as they hope, they may obtain permission for its removal to France. At nine o'clock in the morning, high mass for the dead was celebrated in a temporary chapel, fitted up in one of the apartments at Clare- mont, in which the coffin containing the remains of the ex-King, had been for some days lying in a sort of semi-state. At ten o'clock, the coffin was removed to a hearse, drawn by eight horses, but which, with the exception of an emblazon- ment of the initials "L. P.," surmounted with a crown, was entirely undecorated. A procession was then for...
ENGLISH EXTRACTS. THE PURGATORY OF POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
ENGLISH EXTRACTS. TUR rUROATOllY OF TOLITIOS. Wo realizo to our ronRon tho dopnrturo of Hug land's groat Statesman In ita most startling form, «lion wo rend in tho ordinary words of style of tlio Parliamentary reporters, that his old Chan nullor of tho Exchequer, hi» votornn comrade* In so ninny conflicts of jinrtv, Mr. aoulbtirn, moved that u now writ bo issued for n Member to sorvo in Pnrliiimont for tho Borough of Tamworth, in tho room of tho Hight Hon. Slr Bobcrt Peel, Bart., deceased.'? Tho great light of this " igno- rant present Hmo " lina tlion gone ont from among us. Tho wators of tho ovor-ndvunclng tido liavo, nt Inst, coterai even that mighty fica-iimrk. Tho hour lias it» necessities, which forbid a pause even over the grave of lim wisest, Tamworth must have its member-Hie gap piust be lilied up-(be rearriank niau must advance U> Ibo flout, although jt is to supply the blank made by tho fall of a chief, moro precious thon half an army, We dwell upon tba theme even ot t...
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
DEPARTURES. December 21.-Onceo, U.S. ship, 640 tons, Captain Drew, for Guam, in ballast. Passenger -Mr. John J. Bradford. December 22.-Countess of Yarborough, barque, 437 tons, Captain Bennett, for Adelaide. Passen- gers-Mr. Tilomas Hore, Mr. Robert Kelly, Mr. Thomas Tugno, Mr. Thomas Murphy, Ambroso Thompson, William Rodgers, Mary Rodgers, George Knowles, Charles Tank, Jumes Haycock, James Connor, Houry Thomson, James Rodgers, and £. Bulo. December 22.-Essington, brig, 123 tons, Cap- tain Mills, for Port Fairy. Passengers-Mr. W. Walker, Mr. Gleeson, Mr. and Mrs. M'Luren and two children, Mr. M.'Laren, jun., Jamos Farley. December 22.-George Home, barque, 440 tons, Captain M'Kinnen, for Newcastle, in ballast. December 23.-Helen, schooner, 03 tons, Cap tain Edy, for Wide Bay. Passengers-Mr. NY. Jnnekeii, John Smith, W. Wilson, H. Wilson, John Belcher, John Edwards. December 23.-Cumberland, schooner, 58 tons, Captain Wyborn, for Moreton Bay, with sundries. December 23.-Beaver, schoone...
THE NEW CONSTITUTION, — THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
THK NEW CONSTITUTION,-THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE, JÎBsroBS the creation of tho pew Colony of Viotovi», the only important feature in the new Constitution Bill is tho reduction of the electoral qualification, Whatever blunders or attempted iniquities, as inti' mated by our correspondent in another page, may characterise the doings of our local legislators, it will be something-it will bo much, to know that the Commons and Lords of England have freely ack- nowledged our title to an equality with our couutrymen at home. And here is something more than a mere admission of our title. Here is tho burning fact which a host of pigmy recreants, like our Coun cil-nieu, cannot compass with thcirwretched designs. The ten-pound Franchise is ours by Imperial law. What spawn of Botany Bay shall wrench it from our souls ? If tho justice of Parliament had not shone out lipon us, our drivellers would have prated still of our moral decrepitude, and might still have found auditors. Mr. James Martin doubts ...
Agents for the Empire. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 28 December 1850
jíágenib for tho Empira. BATHURST.-j©»^ Châties James, bookseller, Wil~ Ham-stray ! "»&lt;l Mr. J. Ii. Jones, George street. ' Dnxooo.r'-Jfr- Thomas Hanna, Postmaster. ..Dxvro^-Mr. John M'Rae, storekeeper. GU.SD.A3AI.-Mr. H. M. Turnbull, ditto. Munnui.;:jNDi.-Mr. A. Brodie, Postmaster. PORT l'A ."HY.-Mr. Orccson, storekeeper. ».» Aginta will te. appointed in all other parts of the Colony, as soon as practicable