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A DEBATING GLASS FOR VOLLONGONG. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
A DEBATING GLASS FOR VOLLONGONG. In another part of this day's issu4 may be seen a com munication on the subject of the formation of a Debating Glass in this town. We would earnestly recommend this matter to tjie favourable consideration of the residents in and about Wollongong. The greit j benefits derivable! from these institutions are fully appreciated and exem plified in Kiama and Shellharbour ; at Shoalhaven, too, we believe there is a School of Arts. ; The many unques tionable advantages to be derived from such societies must be apparent to all. As a source and means of instruction and improvement to all persons,' bid or young, it has peculiarly strong claims. It beget; a searching spirit of enquiry which cannot fail to enighten ; it afford? by the mutual combination and joining of different minds in the one pursuit, the most sure means of arriving at and retaining the truth ; it elevates th^ mind ; develops, conr firms, and strengthens the character ; and promotes iji a great...
Commercial Intelligence. SYDNEY MARKETS Saturday Evening. 4½ o'Clook. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
Cniratimiiil Sirftiligenre. SYDNEY MARKETS Saturday Evening. US, o'Ci.ookJ £ s. d. £ s. d. Flour ... ... ... 27 0 0 to 28 0 0 Wheat, per. bushel ... ... 0 8 0 0 9 6 Maize (hi demand) ... , 0 3 8 0 3 7 Oats (Scotch) ... .» ... 0 5 0 0 5 6 Barley (English) — 0 4 6 0 4 6 Potatoes (per ton) ... ... 2 10 0 3 10 0 Onions (scurce) ... . ... 0 15 0 15 0 Hay, per ton (oaten) ? ? ? 8 0 0 9. 0 0 Lucerne ... ..; ... 5 0 0 5 10 0 Bark (scarce) ... ... ... ' 8 Q. 0 9 0 0 Pigs (very dull) .. ... -.0 0 5 0 0 6. Calves... ... ... ... 0 10 0 10 0 Fowls, per pair ... ... 0 4 0 0 4 0 Ducks ... ... ... 0 7 0 0 8 0 Geese ... ... . ? 0 8 0 0 10 0 Turkeys ... ... ????? 0 12- 0 0 16 0 Butter, 1st quality (dull) , ; 0 .2 0 0 .2 0 Ditto, inferior ... 0 16 0 19 Cheese (colonial) . ... - . ... -' 0 ?' 3 0 0 7 Eggs, per dozen (plentiful) ? 0 10 0 10 Lard ... .. ... ... 0 0 6 0 0 7 Hams ... ... ... O 0 10 0 10 Bacon (ill demaud). ... .. 0 0 8 0 0 9 Cabbage-tree, per 100 hands ... 0 10 O 0 12 0 ARMSTRONG AND FULLE...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
' Holloway's Ointment. ?'ASTONISHING CURE OF A WOUND IN THE FOOT. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Thomas Slater, of Stone, Stafford shire, dated the 23 rd August , 1854. To Professor Hollo way, DEAR SIR, — I consider it mv duty to communicate to you the beneficial effect your medicines have had on the afflicted in this neighbourhood. The following case will be ample testimony of their efficacy in curing old wounds and ulcers if stono mason who came to work at the New Catholic Chapel building here, called on me and desired me to recommend him something for the cure of a bad foot, at the same time showing me his leg, from the ancle to tho toe, -hieh certaiuly was one complete running sore, and the worst I hud ever seen. I persuaded him to use your ointment and take your pills, which he did-; after continuing them for three weeks, he again called on me.and showed mo his fo«t, which wae £hen quite sound and wcil though ho never kept from work as .single day ..while using yo.ur .medicines. ^ -...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
The Wollongong', Kiama, and Shoalhaven Steam Navigation Company, 'RESPECTFULLY inform the residents in these Xl districts, that until their arrangements aro per manenlly completed, their Steam Puckets will con n ue to run as follows : — FROM SYDNEY, On MONDAY and THURSDAY night at 11 o'clock, for WOL LONGONG, KIAMA and SHOALHAVEN. And on WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY morning at' 9 o'clock, FOR WOLLONGONG AND KIAMA. FROM SHOALHAVEN Every WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY, at 9 a.m., calling afc KIAMA and WOLLONGONG. FROM KIAMA, Every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, and SATUR DAY' at noon, calling at WOLLONGONG. Which latter port their steamers will leave afc 3 o'clock, punctually, with a view of their certain arrival in Sydney at an early hour. All Freights will bo taken at the very lowest rates, while a. re daction in the cost of coals and other requisites will enable the Company to reduce the Passage money to the following low prices. Cabin : — Sydney to Kiama or Wollongong 7s. 6d. j Return Tickets 12s...
WE DO NOT KNOW EACH OTHER. (To the Editor of the Illawarra Mercury.) [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
WE DO NOT KNOW EACH OTHER. . -(To the Editor of the Illawarra Mercury.) ' Dear -Sib — Well might your correspondent, tho Rev. H. M'Kail, remark in one ,of his excellent letters, which appeared' some time-ago in your, paperj on' the ' unsocial Btatc.of the people in this colony.iiv general... How little do the various classes of' -society '.know of each other vet in this country ! Wo are divided and split up. into- cliques, sects, and circles, each having' little or no connection with the people beyond them. Perhaps it is r.ot saying, too. much to, aver, that the working people, and those' beneatlrthem, are as little known to -the wealthier classes generally, as if they were, the inhabitants of an undiscovered country. Hov/ they. live,' how^^ and I fear, how they die, is a mystery never sought- iiiito. But even our middle classes know com paratively little, of how their inferiors live, aud hold far loo littlo interconrao '.'with -'.thorn . There still wants an enlarged social sympath...
THE USE OF GUANO. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
THE1 USE OF GUANO. We would particularly call thfe attention cif our readers to the fol lowing extract from a letter of a practical farmer, addressed to the editor of the Argus detailing the result of his experiments with guano. It has long been a grand desideratum with colonial agricul turists tho being able toohfuin in a concentrated form a stimulant for our growing crops. I The first advance towards thi3 desired end was the applicatioi of bone-dust ; but my experience with this manure does not eitend beyond successfully applying it to a hop ground in Illawana. A further movement has now been effected to a still greater extent by the introduction of guano ; and that boast of sciena1, that 'a day will comewhen a man can carry as much manure ii his pockets as will suffice for an acre,' has been nearly realised; at least, the gratifying resnlts ef the many experiments which have been made with guano almost war rant such a conclusion. Last season I put one of my hay pad docks under gu...
Agriculture. AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY. NO. II. THE NATURE AND EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL COMBINATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
[?] AG EI CULTURAL CHEM IS TRY. ko. ir. The Nature and Effects or Chemical Combinations. -It mat appear a startling announcement, to those who are not . aware of the fact, that the fair creation aronn-l us, teeming with .every conceivable variety of animate and inanimate matter, each characterised by its own peculiar properties of colour, form, and cliGniicu] composition, is made up of a lew simple materials, to winch the t-rm elements is applied, lne ancient philosophers (who began the study of nature where they ought to have left off, if indeed such an iclea may be admitted ; who framed theories, a priori , and then endeavoured to reconcile the phenomena observed to their own preconceived notions) held that four elementary matters composed the whok universe ; namely, fire, air, earth, and water. It is no unusual thing to hear, even in the present day, those terms .made use of by persons of average intelligence; for, unfortunately, education is lamentably deficient in the means for...
PROSPECTS OF THE WHEAT GROWER. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
PROSPECTS OF THE WHEAT GROWER. Tho Argus has the following relative to the state of the wheat market, and the prospects of the farmer in that colony : — .The crops, we learn, are looking well, and although in certain low lands the seed perished from excess of wet, the prolonged rains have brought the re-sown crops forward, and there is every reason to anticipate a prolific harvest. In South Australia, the increase of land under crop is considerable, and the prospects thero for the coming harvest are, as well as in the other neighbouring colonics, we believe very promising. The flour market is still unsettled, and as differences of opinion exist as to general prospects, a more than ordinary range- of prices continues. Victorian flour is held for £26 to £27, while sales of Adelaide have been made from £26 10s. to £27 10s„ and V.D.Li is held for £25 to £25 to £25 10s. The reports from Chili tend much to aggravate the present uil« certain state of the flour market. The latest advices sn...
BOARD OF AGRICULTURE. (To the Editor of the Argus.) [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
BOARD OF AGRICULTURE. ( To \hiEdilor of the Argus.) Sir — I have read wi|i much interest your remarks on the state of the colony, in your i.vte of August 4th, and your suggestion of the formation of a Boati ;f Agriculture as a means for the further development of its Bsmrces, and feeling with you perfectly assured of the great bjie.it that such a society would be to the colonv. 1 am induced f) dfer my mite of information on the sub ject. Being, howeverjmich more accustomed to act than talk or, write on it, 1 shall mei :1; offer you a few brief remarks oil 'the' matter generally. I hUp been for the last thirty years actively! engaged andmuchinteplted in all the improved branches of Agri culture, and it is very j/jdent to me, as I think it must be to every practical or thinking mi, that were the capabilities and resources of this most favored lad brought iuto action, tho necessaries and luxuries of life migl/ibe bountifnlly supplied to any amount of population, and it wo i,. I doubt n...
ARALUEN. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
ARALUEN. ( From the S. M. Herald's Correspondent.) An ALU en, 2nd September. — Notwithstanding the recent dis covery of the -1 03 ounce nugget of tho Little River, the diggers here evince no disposition to leave their present quarters. It may be fairly inferred they have no reason to be dissatisfied with these diggings. The earnings aro doubtless not so great as in richer gold-fields, but thev are more eerLain. A claim is seldom opened that will not yield a fair average return for tlie Jttbour expended 011 it. Henco these aro termed 'a poor man's diggings.' The appellation is correctly used when applied to the upper part of the valley, where the main body of the diggers are at work ; but it would be misapplied to the lower part, where Armstrong's party are engaged. The rich lead they are now working, and from which during the last two weeks, they extracted 105 ounces, will, to a certainty, yield them immense profits; and the same result might safely be predicted of any other leads t...
POULTRY AND DAIRY PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
POULTRY ANE DAIRY PRODUCE. Fowls 5b. to 6s., ducks 7s. 6d. to 8i 6d., geese lis. to 13s., turkoys 10s. to las, pigeons 2s, wild duck?, 8a. 6d, tal 4s. per couple ; roasting pigs Cs. to 7s. each; butter Is. 6d. to 2s, cheesefd to 8d, bacon and haws 7d to 8d, lard j ? 81 to 7d per lb. ;. egss lOd to Is per ozen. |
TUENA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
TUENA. ' The Goullurn Chronicle of Saturday, saya:-~'We have re rceived communication from these diggings to Thursday last. Ihe ,.recent wet weather has materially interfered with mining opera tions, but notwithstanding these BerionB drawbacks, many parties are doin£r extremely well. William Kenny, owning a claim 011 Bright' s Flat, washed out .€60 .worth of gold last week, and he liad still a good deal of washing stuff which he could not pass through his cradle owing.to the state of the weather. Hollis and .Simmons, higher up the creek, have also been doing a good Btroke, ?arid the same may be said of Cramp's and Croker's parties. _ The ?diggers are (we are informed) generally doing well, and will do better when the dry weather sets in.'
Shipping Intelligence. SYDNEY SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
Ijjiiuiiun Mlliimut. SYDNEY SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. September 5.— City of Sydney, (s.), 750 tons, Moodic, from Melbourne 2nd instant. William, schooner, 100 tons, Camroux, from Port Macquarie the 3rd instant. September 6. — Sable Chief, schooner, 100 tons, Lake, from Port Curtis, 23rd ultimo. Tamar, schooner, 11 9 tons, Ellis, from LaunceKton, 30th ultimo. Gambier, barque, 249 tons, Robinson, from Ixindon, 5th April. Scotia, schooner, 69 tons, Mwrphy, from South Sea Islands. Adolphus Yates, schooner, 108 toiiB, Urquhart, from Launc.estbn, 30th ultimo. Champion, schooner, 71 tons, Davis, from Geelong, 28th ultimo. Amelia Briellat, brig, 240 tons, Morris, from Batavia 28th July. John Ormerod, brig, 178 tons, Sivier, from Adelaide 29th ultimo. Ruby, brig, 180 tons, Simmonds, from Melbourne 2nd instant. London (s.), 700 tons, Watts, from Melbourne 4th instant. ? September 7. — Boomerang (s.), 400 tons, O'Reilly, from Moretou Bay 4th instant. Despatch, schooner, 130 tons, Kiss, from Geelong ...
GRANDMAMMA'S LECTURES FOR YOUNG MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT. III [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
GRANDMAMMA'S LECTURES FOR YOUNG MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT. ( From the Empire.) No HI. I've called you together lads J— Stand hack, Scott ! You've no occasion to be proud, though they do always put you 011 Select Committees. If you've a gift that way, its nature, and no merit of your own surely. I've called you all together — to give you a few hints — to enlighten you, as they term it, about parliamentary opposition. For the most of you are very ignorant— very ignorant indeed. The electors have a deal to answer for. I' declare I think you ought to nave been sent away to he instructed — -just as I infant witnesses are sent away by a judge, aud the case put off. when they don't know the nature of an oath. And it's clear you don't, any of you, know tho nature of parliamentary opposition. There are few of you like Lang. Come forward, Gideon, my dear, He's my boy, is Lang — the conductor, through which my mind is . transmitted. He reads me I.know well, more than most of you. He's like Busby's...
OBAN CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
OBAN CREEK. . Messrs. Dixon and Co. have obliged us ( Maitland Mercury) with the following extract from a letter which they had received from a correspondent; it is dated : — Mount Mitchell, August 2i. — 'I hear to-day that they are .finding gold at Oban Creek in paying quantities. Our waters flow to the eastward, and empty themselves into the sea at Grafton.' The Wentworth Gold Field. — The directors of this company had intimation from their manager a fortnight since, that they had come upon a rich load, in proof of which 140 ounces were re ceived last week, and it is expccted a much larger quantity will be brought by the next escort. — Herald.
Illawarra District Intelligence. KIAMA. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] KIAMA STEAMER. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
Illautrartt District Mjlligetra. KIAMA. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] KIAMA STEAMER. r Amount of Freight and Passage Money per the K. S. N, Company's Steam Ship. ' Kiama,' for the period of twelve months,, to. and from the Port of Kiama, from the 1st September, ' 1855. to, the 1st September,. 1856. as f ledger. Inward Freight... ? ? £1922 18 8 Outward ditto ? ? ? ? ? 181-6 17' I Passage Money ? ? . .. ? 1868. i3 4 Total Receipts: ..... .. £5638 9 1' September 12,, 1856;. Ak.thony Sheffield, Agent..
COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. Monday, September 13. (Before C. Fairs, Esq.) [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. Monday, September 13. .(Before C. Fairs, Esq.) John Makin, sawyer, was charged with being drunk in the streets on Friday, and with using obscene language. The offences were proved, and he was fined 5s. for the first named offence, and 20s. for the latter. . To oub Correspondents. — Want of space compels us to omit nntil next week ' Progress,' and other communications. We would again remind our correspondents of the necessity of send ing us their productions earlier in tiie week. Our Court-House. — The Conrt-House has been for niany years in a very delapidated state, but on Saturday night week some of the posts supporting the verandah roof, were removed, and it is row m a very insecure state. About thirty feet of the plate, in cluding one angle is without any Bupport whatever. Were it private property some steps would be taken to compel the proprietor to make it secure, «o that the lives of Her Majesty's leiges should not be endangered, but being Government p...
SHOALHAVEN. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
SHOALHAVEN. Death of A Black Gin. — A black gin was found dead yester day morning near Mr. McCarthy's Inn. From marks of violence on the body it is expected the deceased was murdered but whether by white or black is unknown.' — September 12. Wesleyan Chapel. — The Wesleyans of this district are making vigourous ettortB to erect a chapel on land kindly granted by Mrs. Do Mestre at Terrara. Mr. Holme has been appointed Treasurer. The minister to be sent from England to itinerate in these parts it is hoped will soon arrive. In addition to the local assistants, we are favoured with periodical visits by the Rev. S. Wilkinson, the minister residing at Wollongong. We were, also, favoured by a visit from the Rev. J. Eggleston, the President of the Conference, which was attended by good resultB. On Monday, the 22nd instant, before the sermon by the Rev. S. Wilkinson, a meeting of the Building Committee will be held.
THE PROPOSED BREAKWATER. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
THE PROPOSED BREAKWATER. On Thursday last, pursuant to advertisement, a public meeting took place, in Mr.. A. Ilukins' Inn, at one o'clock in the afternoon. It was but thinly attended.. James M. Gray, Esq., being called to the Chair, The. Secretary read the advertisement convening the meeting, and said that, in, accordance with the instructions given to him, lie had written to Messrs. Osborne and' Marks, the representatives of East Camden;, requesting their attendance,. and that Mr. Osborne had given him to understand that he could not conveni ently attend', but that he heartily concurred in- its object. The Chairman said that, before calling on Mr. Marks, lie would state that the public treasury had been, during the last ten or a dozen years, richly replenished with the proceeds of lopd sales effected in this district ;. and that it is reoognized as equitable to devote a portion of such moneys to the accomplishment of neces sary local improvements. For such improvements this distri...
Sydney Correspondence. SYDNEY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1856. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 15 September 1856
ftjkrtj Cnrmijiiiiiimtcf. SYDNEY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1856. The only existing impediments to the resumption of the public business haying bsen removed Jb.v the re-election of Messrs. Martin and Murray (whose return was not opposed), we may hope that immediately pn the re-asembling of the Chambers, on Tuesday next, the measures ,of the New Ministry, which they have occupied the rec.ess in preparing, will be devoloped, and, if deemed conducn e to the general welfare, will be carried jnto effect without loss of time. It id very probable that .the earliest opportunity will be seized upon for offering more personal explanations and recrimina? tions, which the pubii.c would readily dispense with, for in fact we have been absolutely nauseated with this sort of egotism. The new Ministry, it is well known, are desirous of proceding without delay to th,e transaction of business, especially those matters which will not adnjit of delay, such as tho estimates for the public service, &c. ; but ...