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COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. London, Feb. 26. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 19 April 1864
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. London, Feb. 26. The Bank of England lhas reduced tile rate of discount from 7 to 6 per cent., and by offering to increase the reserve of notes stopped the draini of bullion. A further reduction in the discount rate is not impro bable. The total value of the exports from the United Kingdom in 1863 amounted to £146,489,768. ThIe exports for 1862. amounted to £103,99002,264, and fbr 1861 £125,102,814. The gross value of exports to Australia in 18063 amounted to £10,211,952; fbr 1862, £9,970,80o; for 1861, £9,329,456, and for 1860 £,4,0241,260. The decline in the declared value of shipments during the past month to Aus tralia proper is £229,543. The aggregate amount of exports being £608,071 against £937,614. T* o Melbourne the shipments for the past month, as compared with that of January December exhibit a decrease of £236,4179. To Sydney the decrease is £108,726. To Adelaide the decrease is £1852. Exports to Hobart Town show an increase of £17,482. The expor...
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE [ABRIDGED FROM THE SYDNEY DAILY PAPERS.] LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. APRIL 7. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 19 April 1864
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE ainssases rani THiD IDDNEY DELY rPaRs.i S LEGISLTIVE ASSEMRBLY. Mr :Eagar movod, "That for the re mainder ofitlhe present, session, the ses sional order prohibiting any new business from being entoied on after eleven 'clook, p.ni.;:, be;rscinded;?"' and explhined that,. by; so doing, the House would, be able to disiposi ofthe private business iow on the pacar. This was carried by 20 to 11. The ·Houso resolve?ditself into Conimittee of Supply, resumiig the consideration of the item of £653 as the salary for the su perintendent of pilots, &e., a motiodfn being befoie the committeo for the reduction of the amount by £649 14s. Committee divided-ayas 7,.noes 20. Mir. Driver moved that this salary be re duced byh £149 14s., it would thoen be ample. During the debate Which ensued on this motion, the gallery was:cleared, in oniso quence of tlheinterruptions from loudl' talk pipThe pdorosed reduiedon wa:s niegaed by 24 'to 3. The original estimate was carri...
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAM. Malta, 1st March. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 19 April 1864
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAM. Malta, 1st March. Denmark has not yet consented to tihe Conference purposed to be held in London. She demands the previous evacuation of Schleswig by the Ausato-Prussian troops. The Rigsdag and King both declare their resolution to resist tihe dismember ment. Rolding, in Jutland, is still held by the Prussians as a guarantee for future compen sation. The English subscriptions for the wounded Danes in the late engagements are rapidly flowing in. The Arch-Duke Maximilian is exnected to arrive in Paris to-morrow (2nd March). i The trial of the persons implicated inthe conspiracy against tlhe Emperor Louis Napoleon's life has been brought to a con elusion. Grado and Trabuddo, have been sent6nced to transportation for life, and the :others to twenty years;. . .. ,. Thel Confederate ram trials have been fixed to.take place in May.' " ' -' There .is no' fresh American news of importance. : Addresses of congratulation- on the birth Sof tlhe young Prince have been pr...
PRODUCE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 19 April 1864
PRODUCE MAIRKETS. Hides in less demand. Only ,X.obtain able for the best heavy Australian. Leathier is good in demand. Austmralian brought ¼d. advance. Skins.-Ex~tra large kangaroo sold at 2s. Id. Barkl.-Mimosa, higbher prices have been obtained for the best chopped, which sold at £13. CASUALTIES. Tile Blacic Ball liner Golden Age, from Mnadrass to London, was wrecked near Dnngeness. Value of cargo, £200,000. Thle Lammcrmuir, from Shanghlai to London, withl a valuable cargo, was wreckced in Caspar Straits on the 31st December,
AMERICA. New York, 13th Feb. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 19 April 1864
AMERIOA. New York, 18tli Feb. Presidentj Lincoln .-hkas issued- a procla mation for the oenrolmcnt of 300,000 men to serve for a period o5 thr~de yeas or until the end of the war. i The House of Represcntatives has pass&l a rbsolution to confiscate tile landed pro porty .of the Confederates on fee insteid of for life after t:he inaction of both sides: The ?ar showvi symptoms of revival, severalskirmishieshaviigtalkenplacein wlhich' the Confederates have been invarially sue cesoful. . eneral Louigetreet, so order to recover ground he lost during his last campaign, drove the Fedorals into Knoxville, taking possession of thoe Frendhl Broad River Val ley ivhicsh contained ample supplies for 'his army. Subseqnently he ,attacked Knox ville again in which' he completely defeated the:Fedoral-troops. In another direction thoFderalslweoro coimelledto abhandon'l'Tazc well and Cumberland Gap. On the Missis sippi the Confederates seized an island, and took possessios' of Corinth iand For...
AUSTRIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 19 April 1864
AUSTRIA. AThe Austrian Government state that the political bases of thile Conference pro posed by the British Government are as follows: First. Thie European Powers guarantee the autonomy and indivisibility of the Duchies. Second. That the territorial arrange ments hitherto existing are not to undergo any change, Austria and Prussia have declared their willingness to adhere in principle to the proposals, provided, however, that the German Diet and France also assent, and that tlhese negotiations should not interfere with the present prosecution of hostili lities.
FRANCE. February 25th. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 19 April 1864
FR~iAlCfE, February 25th. The leading journals in Paris state that France, in spite of its sympathy for Den mark, slhould recognise tlie wioihes of the Germans in 'Holstein,' and. assert that Sehlesiwig oughlt to be incorporated with the Gern?mi natio;rin, :eni moover, thtit 'French policy' on the Ehlbe ought no:ti to diffebr from' thaf" which characterisod it. on the Vistula and Mincion . eSiould Germany obtain this satisfaction, the other Danish provinces. mighi l e united to S?cden?, and by this means the entrance to the Baltic would lie guarded .The .journals further state: that'this conrsos would establish the principlo 'of nationalitidsj and Germanl, could then apply that irinciplo to Polaind ind Italy. i The late oelections :in Franie show how deeply rooted an? ldotoinined is the feeling: of tihe eduated 'classes against the Imperial system of government. The merciless ex posures of fllicial'corruption and intimida: Stion come oit daily. . '. The Opiosition, .headed by Tlhier...
POLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 19 April 1864
POLAND. The whole country of Poland has been placed uhder martial law. In Semos the Poles gained d great vie. tory, and they are actively preparing fresh forces for the spring. The conviction is gaining ground t~hat Poland must soon be released from fussian oppression and rule. Prussia intends sending 60,000 men to the frontier to overawe the Poles, and check, if possible, the revolution in that country. It is estimated t~hat 20,000 Poles have been killed. and 32.000 have been banished aince the commencement of this last satrugglo for freedom. The Russian forces in Poland amount to upwards of 172,000 men. Some secrets of the PolislhRevolhtidiary Committee have been discovered, .and in consequence 9000 persoiis li hvb.libeen ar rested... .... ...........
TO THE EDITOR OF THE KIAMA INDEPENDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 19 April 1864
TO THE EDITOR OF THE KIAMA INDPENDENT. SIR,-I was glad to see your Jamberoo cor respondent take up that (to this neighbour hood) momentous subject-petty thefts. It is scarcely probable that either you or your cor respondent are aware of the extent to which those low, mean-spirited, lazy, prowling knaves, carry on their infamous nocturnal practices round about the neighborhoods of Fountaindale, Jerrara, and Longbrush. It is positively disgraceful. There is scarcely a &nbsp; resident in the vicinity but has lost something -either butter, beef, tin-dishes, cans, ropes, axes, hoes, &e.,. &c. It is now scarcely safe to leave your pipe where some time ago had you left your purse it would have remained in perfect safety. Is this state of things to con- tinue? I think not ; for there are some cir cumstances connected with several of these robberies, as also with the alternating periods of their commission, that by universal consent in this locality, point out with so...
SHELLHARBOR. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. APRIL 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 19 April 1864
SHELLHARBOR. (FnON OUR CORRESPONDENT.) MIUNICIPAL COUNCIL. APrIL 9. "dv. Present, - The Chairman Councilors Collins, Fryer, Fenwick, Coigrove, and Dunster. Xinutes of tile last meeting were read and signed. The Quarterly Report was 'read by the Clerk, of which the following is adn abbre viation: E xpenditure ................................ £ 80 Receipts in rates ........................... 115 Cash in hand ............................ - 242 Five-sixths of jetty works completed, and paid .........................310 Movl by Councillor Dtnstor, seconded by Coun elior Fryer, that the report be adopted. Carried. Ten tenders were received for improving the road up Shipman's Hill. They varied from 13s. to £1 17s. per chain. On the motion of Councillor Fenwick, seconded by Councillor Collins, the tender of W. H. Norris was accepted, at 13s. per chain. Seven tenders, from £2 5s. 6d. to £4 5s. were also received, for clearing and forming the Stony Range road. Norris' tender, at £2 5s. 6d. w...
PUBLIC EXAMINATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 19 April 1864
PUBLIC EXAMINATION. &nbsp; The Catholic children of both sexes here &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; have been just subjected to a strict exami nation in Christian doctrine. The exami tions of the incumbent, the Rev. Mr. D'Arcy, who for the last six months has paid extraordinary attention to the cate chetical instruction of the youth of the district have been rewarded by the accu rate answering of about forty children. A much larger numbcr from the diffcront Sunday-schools put in an appearance, but those who pre-eminently displayed a close acquaintance with the sense of the cate chism were the following:—Girls: Eliza and Julia Wolfe, Pauline Shadel, Lucy Holland, Mary Smyth, Kate and Ellen Ryan, Ellen Murray, Sarah Patterson, Bridget Dwyer, Anne and Sarah Jane M'Guire, Margarct Comerford, Kate Neilon, Mary Anne Bryant, Louisa and Rebecca Benldyre, Honorah Sheehan, Jane Ryder, Matilda Lenehan, and Bridget Connolly. Boys:—Laurence Julian, John &nbsp; Moore,...