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PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. APRIL 5. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
PAIRLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE [AOROGED FROM TnE sYDNEY DAILY PAPERS.] LEGISLATIVE ASSEIIBLY. ArmIL 5. In reply to MIr. Piddington, Mr. Eagar stated the following as the cash balances at the credit of the Colonial Treasurer in the books of the following banks on the 28th Marcl: last: --Bank of New South Wales, £11,620; Oriental Bank. £500; Australian Joint Stock TBank, .119; that the total amount of the liability of the Governmnent tor Church and School Fund, and otht lodgment arcounts, except police rewartm. and Savings Bank deposit duo by the Mint I was .117,891 ; that, the total amount withl--' drawn from the Loan Funds account to pay current expenditure on the 28th March last was £32,906 9s. 4d. In reply to a question put by Mr. Morris as to whether in estimating the improve. ments required to be made by the condi tional purchaser of land, cultivation was considered to be an imsrovement within thie meaning of the 18th section of the Crown Lands Alienation Act, Mr. Wilson said that ...
SECRET OF THE LIMITED SUCCESS OF MECHANICS' INSTITUTES, [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
SECRET OF THE LIMITED SUC CESS OF MECHANICS' INSTI TUTES, As at the commencement of overy new movement, the hopes and intentions of the founders of Mecchanics' Institutions were vast, vague, and somewhat exagger ated. Those founders were men penetrated with the value of knowledge, both as an instrument of practical ends, and as an elevating taste to the human mind. They thought that the occupation of the day in manual or other labour ought not to interfere with a man's gaining some share in the high prerogative of employ ing his intellectual faculties in the ac quisition of truth. They desired to do away with that worst of all barriers between one class of the community and another, the barrier of ignorance and imbecility; and they saw no reason why the population generally should not rush eagerly to the door thus thrown open. The praises of knowledge were everywhere sounded, with heart-felt conviction, and with all the arts of eloquence. A numbot had their minds touched, and answer...
THE QUEEN AND HER TRADESPEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
TEn QUEEN AND HER TRADESPIEOPLE. -I have frequently heard it said in a tone of censure, that our court is a par simonious one-too economical a great deal; but if. it be economical, it is just and punctual in the extreme. It is cer tainly a fact that, as fir as her milliners and dressmakers are concerned, her Ma jesty likes to know the price of articles before commanding them -a practice which her subjects would do well to fol low; and all her tradespeople know full well that their accounts must be rendered every three months, when they are punc tually discharged-another example well worthy of imitation, and one which, if the ladies of our aristocracy would but follow, they would find themselves saving at least fifty per cent. on their former milliners' bills. They would, too, at once rob the employers of one great and general excuse for overworking their assistants, an excuse which they consider all powerful, viz., that their capital is so locked up by the long credit they are oblig...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
-, MISCELLANEOUS. SERaONs.-The preacher-ho is usually young-mounts the pulpit, every hair in every curl, and every motion of hands or eyes, being arranged with a view to effect. Hte then begins, gets through the hymns, Scripture-reading, and prayer, and buckles to for the grand achievement-the sermon. It has a text certainly, and he delivers it with energy ; then bursts into a continuous stream of language. Mere language nothing more; a farrago of similes, epithets, adjectives, quasi-soliloques, and scenery pictures (oh, what daubs they are !) heaped together in unconnected confusion; sen tence after sentence threaded' on, bearing not the slightest relation to each other or to the text. And often, though headed with a test, it is scarcely a religious dis course at all, but a string of sentimental nonsense, into which is dragged, for illus tration or embellishment-eyvery conceivable subject in art, literature;- or science, with which the young man is acquainted. At last Ihe stops, wi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
THE "INDEPENDENT" GENERAL PRINTING OFFICE,' MARKET SQUARE, KIA3MA. T HE PROPRIETORS beg to inform the Public of Jamberoo, Gorringong, Shoal haven, &c., &c., that their Office is replete with every description of the most modern PLAIN AND FANCY TYI'E, BORDERS, &C., Which enables them to execute work in a style equal to any other office in the Colony, with the utmost accuracy and despatch. Plain and Ornamental Printing, in every ariety and style, including-~ Pamphlets Law Forms *;7iCsAtalogtuos Business Circulars Societies' Rules Labels Reports Posters" Billlheads Hand Bills Business Cards . Promissofy Notes Leases . Agreements. They hope, by moderato charges, neatness and adcuracy in the execution of their work, with punctuality in completing orders, to so cure a sharo of public patronage. C- In terms of timhe present postal arrangeo ments, Printing can be forwarded to any part of the colony at a merely nominal rate of postage. The INDEPENDENT is published.ovo...
WEEKLY SUMMARY OF NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
wEiil Y SUM .ARUY OFINEWS. SNAKE STrOIES;r sPRO YAeNDOIT.-On Saturday last Mre: Gray, residing in Slhicer Gully, Yandoit, roturned to her cottage after a few minutes' absence. :Onlooking at her infant, which wvas sleeping, she saw a large snake lying on its breast;. The terror of the woman can be no moro easily imagined then. described. Her husband, who was 'working close.by, on hearing her scronmams, was quickly on the spot to render assistenee, and disposed of the. reptile, forunately without its having done' any further mischief than given the mother a fright. The snake was nearly five feet in length.-In Nuggetty Gully, Yandoit, a woman was feeding her poultry, when a hen suddenly jumped up, flapped her wings, and fell dead. .The woman's curiosity being excited, she resolved, if possible,. to ascertain the cause. She immediately opened the fowl,- and found therein asunake fifteen inches in length,' which was speedily killed.-Correspondent 'Ballarat . Star, March 29. Tree LATE MVE...
TO OUR NUMBA SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
40O OUR NUMBA SUBSCRIBERS. -Our subscribers who have been in the habit of receiving their papers at the Post office, Numba, Shoalhaven, will in future get themsa?t 'M?r.' rTEas. , storekeeper, Numba, nei. dqor t the post-office. Mr. POTTER is appointed our agent from this date, in place of -Mr. Lang,- resigned. Should any inconvenience or delay in the delivery:of the Itdependent accrue from the necessary- alteration in our arrango monts, consequent on.the impolitic and ri diculous newspaper tax, t =o shall be most -h upy to remedy'the evil immediately "on thId receipt of such complaint, and shall esteem it a fai'or if ag?x of our friends will suggiest any improvemenb in those arrange ments. i
TOTAL WRECK OF THE I. S. N. CO.'S STEAMER MYNORA. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
TOTAL W`RECK O' THE I. S. N. CO.'S STEAMER MIYNORA. (From the Herald.) The Mynora (s.), 103 tons, Captain Bar ter, left Mloruya at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the 5th, bound to Sydney with the following passengers :-Mrs. Mears and four child ren; steerage-M-rs. O'Nell and five child ren, two natives of India, and one China man. The women and children travelled from the wreck to the lighthouse at Cape St. George, a distance of five miles, where every attention was paid them by Mr. Lee, superintendent. The Mynora was wrecked on a small reef off George's Head, sis miles south of the Cape St. George's light. The master says it was very thick at the time (I a.m., Wednesday, fth). They backed her off, but found she was making water very fast, and to save lives run her on shore into a small sandy bay, three miles north of George's Head, where she now lies a total wreck. On the receipt of the intelligence at Grconwell Point, Shoalhaven, the liun ter, Captain Sullivan, being there, started on the fol...
SHOALHAVEN AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
SH'OALUAVEN. AGRICULTURAL ASSO CIATION. The following is, the list of the prizes awarded at the late E.hibition: Best draught imported stallion, Mr. M'Lean; best ditto ditto mare, Mr. Do 'MAestrei 'best blood stallion, ditto; best second ditto, Mr. Stapleton;- best colonial bred draught. mare, Mr. Elliot; best ditto blood ditto, Mr. Thompson: best ditto 2 year old fillies, . Mr.. Collingiwood; best ditto gelding. ditto, Mr. M'Guire. -'Best bred Ayrshiro bal;l, Mr. MI'Kay; best 2 year old ditto ditto?;best milch cow, Mir. William Gollan; best pair of hullocks, Mr. Knapp' Best bred boar, Mr. Arinstrong; best ditto sow, Mr. John Gollan. ,?".... - Best game fowls,, Mr.: Williamis i; best black Spanish, Mr. lollings ;. best Cochii China, .is: Morton,; best white Dorkings, Mr. Wheatley; best colouied ditto, Mr. Wilson; best ducks, Mrs. Potter;-' best turkeys, Mrs. Laird. - Best English gdeseA Mrs. Langi: best Cape ditto, Mr. Williams; best Java foibls; Mrs. Walters. Best wheat, Mr. E. Rya...
PUBLIC MEN AND THE PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
PUBLIC MEN AND TIIE PRSS.-Tho way in which politicians act in espeet to the censorship of the Press is often a very good index to their characters. Sitting as judges in their own cause, the more ex citable and dogmatic are apt to boil over with indignation at any depreciatory com ments that may be made upon their speeches or actiobhs; the calmer and more ghiloso phical aie able to revise their own impres sionss in the light of hostile critieism. " Where there is smoke there must be fire," says; an old proverb, -and when a public man finds that there is a large agreement with hostile criticisms on himself, he will do well instead of gottin; in a rage to re consider whether, after all, the critic may not perhaps be at least partly right. A curious illustration of this has recently oc curred in England, which may be worth alluding to as an instructive examisle to some of our colonial politicians. tMr. W. J. Lindsay, M.P., in writing to the Times, says :-" I always read the Times, and o...
LAW. CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT. SATURDAY, 2ND APRIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
LA W. CENTRAL CRIMINAI' COURT. SATURDAY, 2ND inRIL. (From the Herald.). (Before Mr. Justice Milford). ASSAULT AND ROBBERY.." . James Smith, alias James Tomlins, and George Johnson, were charged with having, on the 26th of.March, 1864, at Sydney in this colony.feloniously assaulted and robbed one Christain Treue taimussen. There were counts to the indictment, the articles charged as having stolen being a match box, a sixpence, and a pipe. Mr. Butler conducted the case for the Crown. The prisoners were undefended. It appeared from the evidence that the prisoners were apprehended, by Sesieant Goldrig, at the corner of Wallis Lane, Sydiiey, between two and three o'clock, a.m., on the (morning of the 26th March, for assaulting and robbing a Dane, named IRaiimussen, in Sussex-street. The foreigner said to the sergeant that the little one, the prisoner Johnson, was the man that put his hand into his pocket, whilst the other man held him. He also told the policeman that they " got the wind"...
HORSE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
HORSE iMARKET. Mr. C. Martyn reports The horse:market is far from brisk, although a great many sales have been effected since last report. There is quite a glut of both broken and unbroken stock of a light and weedy da tion, for which even at low prices tl 'ttle demand. The following drafts sold this wsek :--42 head belongi Mr. W. Maher. at from £1 to £26 5s; 20 head from the Goulbnrn district, at from,£2 10s to £14 10s; 27 head from Binda, belonging to MIr. Ewans, at from £1 to £6 1Oa ; and a few small lots at from £1 to £21 10s.
ROSTER FOR TUESDAY, 12TH APRIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
lIOsTrEnrot TUESDAY, 19T!1 APRuu-Mcssrs. R. Fry, T. Chapman, MaYrka, Mller, and Charles. IlESTESR FYE TUESDAY, 91ST AS'Anl4-MaSTS. J. M. _ OGay, Colley, Kendall, Moles and Owen.
POETRY. THE BURIAL OF MOSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
POETRY. S TIE BURIAL OP MOSES. LnRo?n IRE DUBLIN UNIvr.iStT Y MOaze.] By Nebo's lonely mountaln, On this side Jordou's nwave, In a vale n the land of Moab . Therlies n lonely grave; Nlo man dug the sepulchre, And no man saw it e'er: For thile nels of God upturned thie sod, And laid the dead man thore. That was the grondest funeral That ever past on earthl, But no man hearl the tramping (r saw tile train go f6orh. Noiselessly as tile datliglht Comes lhlcn the night is done, And the crimson streak on o neal's cheek Sows into te great su n. Noiselessly as tile spring-time ie crowan of verdllro oeoe,. And all thile tre on all tile hills Open tieir thousand leavles; "So, without eound of mueli Or voice of tilem tlnt wept Sllently down from thile mountdn's crown The greant proeslion. snWept. Perchance tile bald old eagle SOn grey Belth-peor's hleight, Out from his rocky eyrie Looked .n tile wondrous sight; Poreilanro the lion stalking Stilllunsn that hallowed spot, ior behnband hiid have ...
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 12 April 1864
PRESBYTERIAN HURCHII ANNIVER SARY. The services which had been postponed from the previons week, on account of the weather, were carried out on Wednesday last. Service was cominonced in the church at 11 o'clock, the RIevV: . Grant officiating instead of the Rev. Mr. Dougal of Sydney. The sermon was preached from the text, " For ye are the temple of the living God," 2nd Corinthians, vi. chapter, and 10th verse..,.After trlo sermon, and the baptising of the Rev: J. Jtinrtoss' infants on, a collec tiodi-tas made which, with the proceeds of the tea meeting amounted to nearly £30. Imngediately, after the service in the churchl was over, which was about a quarter past one, the 5peoplo adjourned to the.tent erected on the eastern edge of the ground to partake of tea, &c: This' tent, although not so long as the one erected at the opening-services, was sufliciently ca pacious to accommodate about 200 people, there being fully dosble that number pre sent. It was filled to overflowing,...