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RECOVERY OF THE WELLINGTON MAIL BAGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
I"eCOV1r5Yr oF TOre ?rEL.f,'LNGTONx MA?rL. 13Ais.-The whole of the mlail bags stoleni recently front the ,rellinlttol mail, with the exceptioi of t a small bag sent from )Montellores, Lhave been discoverad by t shepherd unmed ]lhodes, close to the scene of the robbery. ?he bags contain, besides a number of lettecs, all the money orders, cheques, and halves of bank notes, sup. posed to have been taken away by the thieves.-Bathurto t Times.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE KIAMA INDEPENDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
TO TIrO EDITOL OF TilM I11 IA INIDEIENDENT., Sie,- In your issue of theo. 15th linst., there is a long: letter ?giiled "Road Over scor," in which the owiriter, who wotild more appr;olriatoly-.h;avao ncl l hiniselt'f '"_iob blers,' attempts to thi-ti"e authorship of a previous letter signed%" Looker oin upoun le ; for although he does -not mentionimy name, the allusions to 'my residence, &c., make it; evident against whom his venom is dircated. As I do not believe that tany, local overseer wrote the letter, [ do not in tend to take any notice of it furthher than to assure the,," ltad .Overseer" that I never saw the letter signed "Looker on;" and that so fair as it appears to have found fault with the work done by them oi the roads, I entirely disagree with it; and also with regard to the pelition for coimpensa tion, so far ront fhiunking that the over seers are not entitled to sonme allowance for the loss or outfit, &c., I believe I was the first to suggest to more tl...
FIRST TIME UNDER FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
FIRST, TIME UNDER FIRE. (From thle New York Ledger.) About a foitdight after our thus fairly joining the regiment, the squadron to which I belonged was called in from picquet, and marched rapidly to where the regiment wad engaged with the enemny. As we drew near, the firing became sharper and -sharper, and suddenly the captaiu clommanding formed us in line, and carried us forward on trot. The ra pidity of the movement, the jingling of the aecoitrements, the pressure of the horses and men on each side of ,me, caused a sensationl of excitement rather unplea. sant than otherwise, and I began to feel very brave and warlike. " What is it ?" asked.I of:the old soldier beside me. "Are we going to charge thein right off?" I shall never forget the look of contemptu ous wonder with which be looked at me as he replied: "I've been jest two years in this hero regiment, and you're the first man I ever met who thought lie was going a-charging without drawing sabres. We're going 'to be shot at youn...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
NEW ZEALAND. The followinggraphie account of Camp life from the seat of war we extradt' from the 'special: correspondent of tlhd 1Mel bourno AirgIS:--" There is nothing of outside dash or spectacle about our movoiments-no showy uniforms, no prancing liorses, no bands playing, and no colours flying-one's old c. ivilian associations .:of ma rch. The fa-' miliar, and.with all its faults, pieturesque red' coat and white belt nuiform is done away with, and officers and men alike. appear in the lbluej lapers. and trousers.' The dress is sditable for the work and the climate, and; its military display is quite out.of the question, is about the best that couldd be adopted.,, In like' manner we are not accompanied by any band-only offeotives.are taken to the front. The. general and his staff march. immediately. behiiid the advahee guard. They have to go .'oin,'foot like the rest, for horse keeping is an impossibility, the only officer who has obtained a'mount is Lieu tenant Colonel Sir -H. H...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE KIAMA STEAM FLOUR MILLS. LIST OF PRICES. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
COQ MEIROIL.C INT'ELTIGENOE. IIAMA ST1'EI.4ILOUR ;i'L LS. eS O ri ni'ES Superfine silk-dressed;Floir,; er ton :0 . 0 Do., t er ,l00l Ill.S.* .;;:;.' ...0 0:. 0, Wire-dress;ed ertonb;;:.. ...;': 0 0 0 Do. jier~100rlb,.: . " 0 0:KO Secus pii :toi : .....,..0.... 0 Do., per100 lbs... 0 .. 0 0" 1iachinio-dressedi a izrie Floor dob. 0. 12 0" Crushed Maize, rier lirshel..0...... Bran and Pollarrd, ditto' .:...;:::0 ::2 : S?B Wheat and Maize opurchased for cacshi or takern in'oichaldgo'for" flour, or grist grind J.'g. SHARp . SONS. March 21, 186 A S S
ULLADULLA. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
TULLADULLTA. (FROM OUR COlUREsPoo\DErTe.) IRotDs AtD RJoAD Ov?Rnsrs?s.-hIving no particular news, I take "the opportunity to tell 'your correspondent " Lootker-on" and thsos who reply to him that they are wrong. The sweeping charges of idlcnoeso, ' not fraud upon the public, are not truie, as my obscrvation goes; neither is the practice any the more just for being comn non of anonymous attacks upon indivi dunls. I heard nuch about tho inellcironey of some of the road parties, but was silent froml want of observation ; but certainly the one I did observe (Mr. Campbell) a total stranger to me, appeared a diligent, faithfil, and conscientous ptublic servant, to whom the letter is it positive injustice; but in the road to Shoalhaven I was cer tainly amused at the works. Little bits of munfrequented road, which lihad not been very blad, wore drained, ýe., ias tllough the object wore to show what they could do if disposed : li fact, parts of the road looked like a:tailor's pattern card, w...
POETRY. "COMING EVENTS." AN AUSTRALIAN SEASIDE LYRIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
"COOIN TEVNYTS.' An Ausrenaou SEASIDE Lroto. " nr P. s. ·us19es. ;:; _ . The surges were kissing thle crags of KlMam? ' The omis of the morning hung hte y'and still; And desolate sea-birds, ovlth sorowfo ?clanmour, Whoecl'd over the crest ofthe rwiid-hbeaten hill. Solemnly murmur'd the voice of thr,billow Down in its darhsomoe and.weed-mantled cave, While a soft; sunny cheek made 'y bosom Its pilllow And paled at the weariful waul of the waCve Sadly tie whid sang its deep-soniudng chorus, Ilarshly tile cavern.rr.oleclod its roar; And I said, as I tlought of the cloudse glooiong fo'er u, " Coming events cat their shadows before" ... Up from thle depths of thioe?ant tlore trnibled Rluby-liko colours that Ilashed oni tlhe foam So pure and so bright that their beausty resembledo The love snile: that welcomeso :i vanodrer homeo ? The glittering ri?ulets lay wreathed oci my shoulder,, Like gold-tinted buds of the wild wattls tre ; And my darling's dear voice, oas tir;ied. to behoald her, ...
SYDNEY MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
SYDNfY 4 4rRtKTS.: '- - The Sydnoy: papers of Satiridayjlst re= port as under:-- . . , : Flour, first,p ton '5 0 0 :to 0 0 0: Do.; Secondas, per toi . 3;. ,2 ' 0 .0 . -. 0 . 0 , Bran peid buslicilofl20 lib 0: 1, 6-.' 0' 0 '0 Biscuit, COabi? iper 10ilba' " 40? O: 0-:'0; 0 Ditto, Navy- .. 0 18 0 :.0 0 0: rread, per 21b loaf... 0 0 0 . 0 Hay, perewt '... '.: 0~. ;. O6 8': 0: Grass .: . . 3' 6 0 4 0 Lucerne . . . 0, 5 0 .. 0 5 39 Bark per do. . 0 :. '...:;. 0 5 0 Wheat, per busllet :0.':8-;0 .. 0 0 0 Oats,.per do. .; : :-40 0- 4. : Barley, per do , .; 4 0 .. 4-6 Maize, per do I-;.:,0 3 : 6-:. 0._3- 9 Green stuff per. dozen'- 0- 0 .1 0 . 1- 0 Beoof, per lb . 0... 0 4 .. 0. 0 14 Calves 0.? . 12 0 ';. O 25 0 Iilich cvows .. 0: 0:.. 9 0 00 Mutton, per do. . ' 0 30 36 ? ; 0' Pork perdlo 0 .' ;. 0 :;: 0'06 Veal, lier do 0.. " O 0 0 G Lamb, per qr.:,: " . 0 0 . O 0 0 Fowls, per coupl 0 2 6 .. O 3 0 Ducks, poi do. .. 0 3 G:..- 4 0 Docks, wild, per do ; . 0 3 0 ;. 0 ' 4 0' ticese; pereoupl'!. 0 ...
COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
C OOURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. Same day.--JBford the samnnJustices. O'Corinor v, Hollowa3y-buying liquor at ani hour. contrary to 'the Publican's Act. Ilea,. guilty; but also ignborince, prisoner not being'awaro'. that leaving a publib house with a bottle of rum was an offence. FIined 5s. and costs of court 3s. 0(d. Same v. Wheatley--under the samie Act, for selling the ruin, the cause of thle lis prosecution. Pleanot guilty. Prosecutor deposed that' he saw the bal open and a maln standing therc, alnd soon aftcr saw Hlolloway clea ing the premises.- with a bottle whic heI ascortained to contain runi. -Holloway was placed in the box and de posed that lie bought the ruin on the lire. iolus Saturday nillt, aiid only called for it on the Sunday morning. The -*Bench found the case proved, and lined Wheatley 5s., and costs of. court 3s. 6d. Thrower applied on Tuesday, Maich 8th, for a public license for the Settler's Home. IJt was tlen adjouirned to this day. It was now resumed, and tlie iapp...
SYDNEY MARKET PRICES. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
SYDNtY:M B RiYt.Jr'. PUICES. WhoeatT-7s Gd to 8s Gd-iiported" Maizo-la Od to 45s St ditto' lBarloy,.Mialtiig--3o0 Od 'to '3s Gdl tr buihliC1.' Ditto, Oapli-2s.0d to:2is id ditto Oats-3s 0d to 3s G'iditto : Bran--ls Gd to Is DG ditto .. Flour-lst, £23 to £2 lietr ton-Very scare' ' Ditto, 2nd-t 221 to6 £2 ditto-Vcryscarcic. ' Hty, Ltccino--.4 lOs1 to X6 0l ditiO":i . .; Ditto, Oatn--£6EG to £10 ditto:' :.. Potatcs-;3 O.sto £6 Os ditto& ' : Onions-l10 to 15s . z -. .-; : Bu?ttoer-Almost cntirely ufnsalhiblo '' Ronoy -dlito J,1.i.i s.yj -..' . B acon- 7Td to 9d (litto . :''-'?; '.; rt : "- *: '::... . " : Oliosn-5d to Gd ditt- .. toos-1sd04 to Is 1 liddt doz' ggs--lsOdtolsoldoiio?'.doz:- :, . :." Fowls-2s' G6to 3s, Oper co)lotipl . : Dnicks--3s t to 4'i0d per ditto Turkitys-8s to *lo5ditto Calves-lOs to'ls . . :- ; Pigis--id to Gd por 11b Itidos- .4s tolOs' acinc- ':..;.. TIobicco, Colonihl,; s :od 'to G Od -R. BII AI"?&'EULHOIILAND, anarclh l;, 1SG~,it.1itigstr et Wst, ...
SHOALHAVEN. COURT OF REQUESTS, NOWRA. MARCH 15. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
SHIOAI4EAVEN. (FRo ;:oui COIlRESPONDENT.) O OF~ni~ Rp EQUES9, NOWRiA. (Before Messrs. Aldcorn and' Mackay, . . sqas, Jtstices.) L. faclkinnon v. G. Rtichardson-Claim, £2 9Os 4.. bd., ance of nccount. This, was an .accotut lof ilg standing; the plaintiff supplied goods to the defendant, who in turn supplied timber and shingles to plhiitifl; and the difference arose in consequence of thoe price or quantity of shingles being charged at one price by defeida?it, and not allowed by plaintiff. oVerdict, £1 14s., iud costs of .court.
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
AMLERICAN INSTITUTIONS. If ain Englishman dwelling in America, weore to admit once for all that thie Ameli cans really knew nothing about England, and were to commence the study of Americani character, and endeavour to trace the working of their political system, he would find that he himself had been as ignorant of Anmerica as the Amerihans were of England; that he had to uproot his preojdices, unlearn his politics, dis card his preconceived ideas, and study this hoew and singular people as lie woeld study a new language. He would find, as he made a little progress in his task, that everything in the character of American institutions which he had been accustomed to admire was a proved evil; that the absence of an aristocracy of high rank and ancient lineage was supplied by a" codfish aristocracy," a" shoddy aristocracy," and an aristocracy of money; that if a Stateo Church were an evil,.a Ohurch uncon nected with the State, of which the preachers pandered to the prejudices and the...
RAILWAY AUCTION DEPOT. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
. AILWAY ? AUOTION DEPOT . . S't. Cattle.-Tiicr'is- au decided.improve=c nont in this nmarke t with an til?viard toideii?cy, I hav 'this .week sold two tiobs' at froni£ Gs to £4 as., whiil fr'y b e considered ,the market lquotationss accordilng to qatlity. . Fat 'Shoep.-'there is an imnproviiosllt ii this n:iarkt ais regards stelidiness, but il'ices romain att aiout 'last woek's quotations, with perhaps a slight inclinicstion upwards. Storo Shcp:-i A brisk inquiry has-arison p'rincipally fromn tie South, for maiden oies. which could he quitted in large lots, prices varying according to quality and locality. Store Cattle.-No business doing.. Horses.-For strong well-bred draught and light harness colts, an increased denmand has sprnng up. No other Doscriptions ara sale able. Ililch Cows.--This market is over supplied, nud sales are dittiellt to elfect. Very superior cows cointiand high rates, but middling to bad do not find bidders at remunterative prices. Produce Sale.--lailway Aucti...
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
S. UNICIPAUL COUNCIL. ' Present -- Thoe Olairiilifi, Councillors Marks, l'rycr; vians, Fehoiickr, rid Dun ster. Minutfes of the list iictinrg wero read and siniled. ' T'rlh lictition from ratepayers at thd LoclkingrIill Was considoerd, and on tio motion of; Councillor Mlarls,seconided by Councillor Evans, £5 was entrusted to Councillor Dunster to spend on lho road in question. Couunillor Dulnster moved tie motion standing in his name, calling for tenders for. placing and-rails on the jetty.. Carried. , .Co .rcillor Fenwickwithldrnew Iis motion,' rolative to a noi6 assessinent, and in doing so said if it met with tidr views of:tho Council, he wonldbe quitewilling to adopt the old assessment, provided a day was named for hearing appeals and any com plaints ratepayers may choose to lay, Councillor Ilarkis could endorse Coun,. cillor Fenwick's views to a certain extent. lie looked upon it as discouraging improve menit, to tax overy additional acre of land that might have been cleared si...
AMERICAN AND ENGLISH ARTILLERY. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
AM.ERICAIN AND ENGIS- ARI IL.TL LERY. (From tto Saturdoay Reviewsi.) Most people profess and feel a willing ness. to learn from any quarter an art which they are esioecially anxious to ac quire, and in which they do not even imagine themselves to have reached per fcetion. It would be singular, theroefore, if there were any truth in the accusation recently levelle'd against this country of a stupid blindness to all that' the Ameri cans are doing in the, construction of monster guns and what are supposed to be invulnerriable ships. There has been an almost morbid tendency to extol every frigate or Monitor produced in France or America, and to magnify the performances of guns which hsive shown no superiority over our own, except .what they have de rived from the fact of having been used in terrific earnest. More than on'oc'our whole system of attack and defence hadS been all but revolutionized on the strength of some sensation exploit of a Yankee Monitor, or a Confederate gun.s If, the...
THE PREMIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
THiE PRILEIMEi. Mr. James Martin, Q.O., the man who is said to have shown so much " tact" since he undertook to govern the countryj, has boon greatly chop-fallen since thoe rejection of the tariff. He was so confident of carrying the measure through tihe Council' that he laughed to utter scorn all those who hinted a doubt of its passing. Even when the bill had beon amended, and the temper of the honor able nominess -had been manifested, Mr. Martin was still incredulous, and assorted that the Council dare not throw.out the tariff; you may therefore guess his sur prise and his indignation when they did reject it by 15 to 5. It was a frightful blow to his self-conceit, and inasmuch as he had been before arrogant and confident, so now lie was humble and doubtful. I wish to point out in writing this, what little claim Mr. Martin has to being coln sidered a man of tact. How has he shown tact ? Well, by bribisng, wheedling, and intimidating members, lie managed to secure a majority for the...
A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 22 March 1864
A SOBLDIEBOF FORTUN2E. -Ever since I landed in America I liad leard of the exploits of anu Englishman called Colonel St. Ledger Grenfell, who is now Inspeector-General of Cavalry to 13ragg's army. This afternoon I made his acqiuaintance, and I consider him one of the most extraordinary characters I over met.. Although he is a miember of a well-known English funmily, lie seems to hove devoted his whole lifo to the ex citing career of a soldier of fortune. He told me that in early life lie had served three years in a iirech la sncer regimoent, and had risen from a private to be a sous ieuitenant; Ho afterwards became a sort consular agent under old Mir. "Drunmlond of-flay. Hlavingacquired a perfoet know ledge of Arabie, he entered the service.of Abd-el Kaleor, and under that renowned chief lie fought the French for four years and a-half. At another time of his life lie fitted out. a yacht, iand carried on a private war.with the Riff pirates. He was brigade-mjlor in the Turkish contin ...