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THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMB[?] THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 6 October 1856
j. T H E L E ft I S L A T I V E A s- S E ll B Tavnso.\r. h: Mr. Cowper nnnounced tlmt himself and'col had resigned their oflices and onlv continued £0 di tho duties of government till their successors f nppomteu. - v.: '' Mr! Parker stated tlmt Ho had been entrusted t task of forming a new mlmmiarnttnn w\* i,j would be completed by the following d.-iv. Oil tho motion ot Mr. Cowper, a bill to eni? Government to raise certain loans for the voir 1- passed through all its stages. Tlio Houso adjourned at half-past five o'clock
FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 6 October 1856
Friday. In the Legislative Councl, tho President anno Hint the Royal assent had been given to. the Act, passed 011 the previous day. The win the business on tho paper was postponed with the ( lion of the adoption of tho Report of tlio L Committee, which was brought up bv Mr. Brondl; j inn, auej some discussion, it also was postponed t j next sily.ig of the Council. ? ; Mr. 'Iff.omson announced tlmt Mr. Parker had i : ^ new, Ministry, and tlmt ho had consented to bee j member of the Executive Council. He moved ill j - ? Council adjourn to the 2-)th instant, as that irj ? earliest period at which tho writs of the now el: ; could be returned. j i ,.,,T1!0 Council adjourned at five minutes to four ^ till tho 29th instant. ' 4 ? _ ___ ? ? .
Foreign. AMERICA [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 6 October 1856
. firn'm. AMKRrnA \ y«h °f C,nli.r°rniu»-We llaVB ''eceived newsWew be°ow ' -V : ,e Prr,,cil,nJ copio?, will;: bund ij';'10, York Tribune of tho MhJuly savsLrho Dniir^ states benato, after mi all-r.ight session, ssed rico t'i!' I00' 'e,v Kn!'sns bill a little beiisun i r»/if m e %r 'l10r,lino ^lie 3'*' Julv; It was Rmled, -- ) r T '? Ge-Vc'r of'Mo - s0 's to annul or'pdvxo ii ~ u, }vV 0 ,t l0 nl'''u 'trociuiis provisions of the Id'er , an laws imposed by 'the bogus Lentu e I last summer at Shawnee Mision, but not S- as to £ or essentially cripple the power of Shannon, Lcr.inte, ; Donaldson, tho Iw-us Sherilf Jones, and their confemtes, ? harass, imprison, mid drive out the Frco State ttlers j on charges ot, and indictments for treason, rebelli,, &o ' i.i.rnnfTt ^ 6VU' l''e[.c!'' to lin'est the outrage, lailv Iirpetiated on peaooful emigrant* -from h'reo i Stes to ' on'^stprtn?!* ,ti' ''''ough Missouri to their c lio^eiomes on steamboats passing up the Missouri River. Tire ar...
FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 6 October 1856
FiunAv. The Legislative Assembly met at tlio usual. 1h llie Speaker announced to tho House tlintd presented tho Government Lonn Dill, passed.? preuons day, to liis Excellency tlio Governor-], nnd that his Excellency had assented to the ti . s Majesty, 111 tlio presence of himselfe I iresiaenfc of the Legislative Council. ^Ir. Nichols wished to guard himself against* jL considered a party to the mode of comnitmiuiU iJoyal 'Assent adopted in tlio present instance bei - ? Mdered ns a precedent for the future. He hint I doubt ns to its legality. He considered tlie propee 1 'r communicating the Royal Assent to Iiills was s | ? Excellency to do so either in person, or bv a conn 1.0 both Houses nsser. bled. ? ' . I i ' Mr. Cowper said the legality of the mode d i linil formed the subject of consultation before it was d i upon. Ho thought, it was a proper course to be id | .'the present instance. ' -? ' The matter then dropped. ? ? ?- i 3Ir- Nichols announced to tlio House/ 011 behnlr. Yats...
The Country. PUBLIC MEETING IN FAVOR OF THE LATE MINISTRY.— [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
(®l)t ftittlftlj. Public Meeting in fa von of the late- Ministry;-— Pursuant to an advertisement signed by Mr, J. Parker 'calling- upon- his fellow colonists to come forward and :deelaro their 'determination to maintain order, in respect of tlio present ' confusion ' now existing in tho Govern ment, a public meeting, which was numerously attended, was held in tho Prince of Wales Thoatro this evening nt o nr.. o t- e ? * xt ? i.-:~ nr.. ? o u uiuun, nj.r, o. jut jii uuu cmwr. i-ir, xui KUi s proposed the first resolution, viz. : 'That this meeting | views with feelings of regret and dissatisfaction tho f present state of affairs in the Legislative Council of tho | Colony.' Tho speakers argument was not that tho | Cowper IMiiiistry or tho Donaldson Ministry was tho pre- 'ft feruble, one, but tlmt the Cowper Ministry, having | constitutionally obtainod offico, should have had a fair ' | opportunity of bringing forward their measures. It was - fi a matter of regret and dissntiafaotion t...
RAILWAYS, NATIONAL DEBT, &c. To all whom it may concern. GENTLEMEN AND FELLOW COLONISTS OF ILLAWARRA &c. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
RAIL, WAYS, NATIONAL DEBT, &o. j . - ? * To all whom it may concern. 1 -.,-1 Gkntlkmen and Fellow Colonists of Ii.lawarr'a&c. — Tho abovo subject concerns you all, from tho infaii of days; up to tbo worn out invalid of four seoro and, tih ' The almost only aiid last act of our new Councils to saddle you with a new increasing debt of two liuiired thousand 'pounds sterling, with the further demai|t for money to pav the interest on seventy-three thousnndodd pounds. Now this is only the beginning of a still lurso eiid'j for tho feeler has been mooted, nnd morel lian mooted, determined, at head quarters to raise a dot of thirty millions pounds sterling lor Railroads, - that isyou aro aware thirtj thousand thousand pounds, one nlilion loing ten hundred thousand, or in other words a tliouand ? thousand, uud certainly' from the commencement of this deep laid peculativo plan, to tho present date, thoyjkivu made nqiiu strides to catch personal honor with emilu mcnt at the expe...
(To the Editor of the "Illawarra Mercury.") [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
(To tlw Editor of tbo ' lilawan-a Mercury.') -1 L ' « Sir— Seeing my name as Commissioner of Crown Ij,ri(ls nnido uso of in your paper of tho Gth instant, -by an anonymous writer, calling himself '.'Fair Play,' 1 oiv . merely notico tho' production to prevent him troubng himself further ; for as, I write ' no- anonymous Jelcrs myself, I never will condecond to answer any, lifeingj^ite satisfied that no gentleman cver.w as ashamed Of his nine ? ? - I am, Sir, yours obediently, ' v 6. '1'.: SMITH, C. c.y. . Wollongong, 8th October, 18f-G. f
THE REAL RAILWAY QUESTION. (To the Editor of the "Illawarra Mercury.") [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
THE REAL RAILWAY OUESTIOv; ? . (To tho Editor of tho ' Illawarra- Jlercuiy.') ain — tlio ndvoeutos ot railways deserve credit for thoir industry, whatever may bo thought of their ability and disinterestedness. Their Jealous and persevering efforts to prove tho propriofy of making railways, ivitli out specifying in what placc or to: what extent, show an 'immense. deal of nnxiotylo provo'So;«c-/it«i/, but what be guessed. It means a railway to Goulburn.*- ' In nearly all that has boon said and' writtoii oil tiiesub ject, much irrelevant matter is introduced. The queition now at issue ia not whether rnilwoys aro better than tom mon roads, for thero is no moro comparison between tlio two, than thero is between Government liouso awl a shepherd's lint. And the question is not whether railways will pay, for thafe question is now decisively settled against tliem, one inillioji nhd a quarter of tho public money having tcia sunk in the experiment. | The rcai question now is— why, and on what ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
Immigration Regulations. ' ? , j ? Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, IStfi September, 180G. ' Immigration Remittances. H' 'IS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL . with the/advice of the Execiitivo Council, lias been plerij'3 to direct tho publication of the following Regula tions fOr facilitating tlio introduction of eligible Emi grants, and for tho remittance of any sums of money ?which persons, settled in tho Colony, may desir'o to send to their relatives or friends, or others, in tho United. ?Kingdom, for the purpose of enabling them to emigratu to this Colony. 1. In Sydney, sums intended to he deposited in pursu ance of these Regulations will be received at tho Colonial Treasury at any time during the usual official hours, on ' the production of a statoment of tho amount to be paid in from tho Agent for Immigration, to whom application ill .the first instance should be made. 2. In the Country Districts, the Clerks of Petty Sessions throughout the Colony will also receive sums in...
STONEY CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
STONE Y C It ERIC. I From the Empires Correspondent .1 Tho claimant of tho ground on tho Wellington Bond s'l'4_to be purchased property, will, should the claim 'bo admitted, oome into possession of a very protty aiul somewhat extensive township. Stores without number, mid a crowd of minors' temporaries, have ^been ereutcd on the spot, a public-house is in course of erection, and everything indicates tho locality of a busy and pros perous gold field. As for tho original diggings at Stoney Creek and the Stockyard, they aro deserted with the exception of two or thrco stores, tho post oflico, nnd a public-house, which is being built there near Golden Gnlly, the proprietor of which, it is to be feared, will not lind his .speculation by any means a profitable one. As regards the prosperity of tiie miners, never since the opening of this field has success been more general, for although the heavy finds are moro rare, still but few aro working at the Iron Barks and the Wellington Road who a...
Original Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
ciDrfghrnl Cntmpiktin. It is 10 1)0 distinctly understood lliut we do not identify ourselves villi Ilie opinions of gentlemen availing themselves of die opportunity ol' advocating their views in this department or our journal; norcan wo undertake to insert any communi cation not having tins. writer's linino and address annulled theroto— not necessarily for publication, but as a guuraiitee of good faith. — Ud.]
HORSE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
HOUSE MAKKET. Messrs. Jfnrtyn nnd Zhroder report that tho liorse market during the present week hus remained Orur nt lato quotations, but much iu advance as regards the number of horses disposed of. It is now some.tinie since we havo seen so biisk u demand, and good couu try horses ore ospcciully sought after. The description orhoiflo- most sca-.oe is the heavy draught; which may bo ac counted for by the exportiuious to .Melbourne. 'J'he want of them is now belu (jlelt here, as we have many inquiries for such. Un broken colts of 'tho latter description are probably tho most remunerative. Heavy draught, from 401. to 701. ; light draught, liom 251: to 401. ; good gig and carriage horses, 351. to 001. ; saddle hoi&es, 201. to 501, ; ordinury stock, 01. and upwards. Bui t, llassall, and Co., report that tho lioi se market has assumed aJjriskejyiSFOit; during the week. Prices havo been maintained, and tho j demands , have ino eased. Our sale of Mr. Itaudle'a' omnibus establishmen...
LOUISA CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
LOUISA CREEK. ( Correspondent of S. M. Herald.) . Since the last I sent you a number of peoplo have left the 'creek, disheartened by the unusually bad weather; indeed, only last week we had snow and sleet, and very hot weather. A groat deal of gold as left by escort ; the week betorelastovorll0Oounc.es left here; but it dues not all go to Sydney several hundred ounces bein'- left at Jjzitliursc, where, strange to say, they are giving a better price for Louisa gold than can be obtained in Sydney. Last week over 800 ounces left this. Nun-n-ets of all sizes and weights continue to be turned np ; one, weigh ing about 5 cwt., and consisting almost entirely of quartz externally, and not showing very much gold^ left here yesterday for Sydney,— it is to bo publicly exhibited A very beautiful 28 oz. nugget was found by a party of ilrenchmon 011 Monday ; a 30 ozs. one was' turned tin yesterday, and I bought several smaller ones during the week. ? Ashton's circus has done very well up here \\e...
ULLADULLA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
. ULLADULLA. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] Oiuyostcrday afternoon wo lnul a heavy fall, of rain,: which ccnsed at a quarter to ono o'clock p.m. this day, 2nd instant. Never, indeed, was rain so much wunted in this district, for tlio land was actually parched. \ , 1 beg to inform you, that we.are very^much in need of police protection in this district. Our district eonstiiblo is stationed at v- orrageo, ohoalhnven, - distance lrom liero 55 iniles. It is asiugular taut, that tho authorities never ifitend stationing a constable hero ; life and property is not, or cannot, bo salo without polico protection in this district. - * Thore should bo' jireat credit given. t o oiir most worthy aiid efficient district constable, Mr. Bernard ?Bi'tiwn, who is most untiring in his exertions to check crime in this district. During tho lime Mr. Browii has been district conslublc, 110 living umu could exorcise tlio functions of his offico better, and I must add, that ho is j deserving tho greatest prai...
COUNTRY WAGES WITH RATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
COUNTltY WAGES WITH ltATlOKS, ; . Plougliraon .. - ' 30 0 0 40 0 0 Uaslimeii. , ... , .10 0 0 50 0 -0 Farm labourers ... ... so 0 0 io ;35 0 0 German ditto (scarce) ? 30 O. 0 i 35 0 0 Bulloek drivers ... ... 40 0 0 45 0 0 Hnglisb shoplierds - : .. ' ' 30 0 0 35 0 0 Ditto, and lo ivutoli . ? ... -v ...... ...:?- 30 0- 0 35 0 0 Ail.kuien . ... : ... -35:0 0 40 0 0 I Stockmen ... - , 40 0 0 45 0 0 I Ilutkeoiiers . . ? ... ..... ... :' 25 ;0 0 ' iS 0 0 .Married couples : ... ... 50 0 0 ' .Vi 0 0 Gorman ditto : ... ...' ? 40 0 0 ' to 0 0 .Shearers, per scoro ... - . v.. -? 0 4 0 !- 0.0 0 Briekmakers, per 1000 . .. 1 15 9 2 5' 0 German and Italian shepherds ... 2S 0 0 ' 30 0 0 GardoueTS, por week, louud ::t ' ' 1 0 0: : 1. 5 0 Garden labourers, ditto, ditto ? ? ? 015 -0' ' '1 0 0 .Itough oarpentui-H, per - week - . 1 0 0 15 0 Sawyers, per 100. not found ...' '0 14 0 0 10 0 UhicksmllliH, per week not found ... - ' 1 - 2 10 0 4 0 0 Purveyors men ... ... ? ?? 30 0 0 ' 40 0 0 : ' OLIVER STAtN...
BRAIDWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
BRAID*WOOD. ( Correspondent of Goulburn Jlcrald.) As L have lately seen little that can bo termed uccu-7, rate in any of tho papers concerning our diggin's, 1 have thought it worth while to drop you a line. Although our working community is far from numerous, I can assure you that a very nice 'stroke' is being done by many of them, and that none aro grumbling. 1 havo j usd . neara that a party is quietly at work somewhere near Tom-boy, and that as one of the party litis two or three times come into I! raid wood for tho purpose of pro curing stores, &c., it is expected that tho spot they are working 011, if not very profitable at the present time, is likely to turn out so. An attempt was made a few days since to track tho digger on his return, but he was too 'sly' snd gave liis followers the slip. A smnll nu'- got, weighing nearly httif mi ounce, was picked np on the surface, near tho Old Sawyer's Gully. At the top of Pipe-clay Creek a shaft has been sutik, and a verv nice pr...
The Illawarra District. KIAMA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
^jie Sllautnmi Dfetriit KIAMA. . ('from OtlF. own ooiirespondent.T Literary and.Debating Socif.tt. — Tho usual month ly meeling ol the Society will take phicovon the- evening ol' iiext Tuesday, whc-ii Mr. Young, will read the essay, ot which mention wns made in a former issue ot the Mercury, and when tho question— Aro protective, duties beneficial to a country ? — will bo discussed. - - Tim Boman CA'riiOLtc CiiAi'EL.—tTho , stone-work of. a substantial edifice to lie used as a place of : worship by, tho Roman Cntholio portion of. this coinmunity, is now lieurly-completcd. The building occupies, a very ^agree able site and it will, when finished, -be qnito an ornament to that part of the township iiMi liiuh it is situated. ?Weather anu.Cuoi'S: — ThisWeek the weather has been 'agreeable, andi highly conuueive to vegetation, Both the pahturaue and the crops look well. Experts. — Tho exports .by. the Kiama for the last week aro ns follows: — 347 Kegs of butter, 27 boxes oggs, 20 h.des, ...
The Australian Colonies. VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
Cjje ftUifnUmrr CnlotTO.- - VICTORIA. The following nro tho most interesting items' of intelli gence, to the 3rd instant -Markets. — The attendance at the Corn Market was to-day again very small, and but little business was done. I A few sales ol wheat were effected at lower rates than lastquoted.lOs. 3d. be no- tl,,. l.i.vWt r.,.. ? ? ? r„ ,]„„„ . ' ? ? ? 'o ''^''^''naiumor transactions. I 111 floui HO cannot report un improvement. Operations oing confined to tho supply of presont wants, consistin»' of small sales only, which of course are at current rates, irices must denline unless the opening of the roads to hZnn T'1' ' U''t[' '' (lem'''Kl 10 '' extent sufficient to counteract the generl present feeling in favor of lower puces, lho market intelligence from Sydney received to day is gloomy, and of course has not niitigatcd tho Rn^1'^ 1 f- rU' Tlu) Sumatra, arrived from Boston to-day, brings 3100 barrels llaxall flour Oats continue 111 good demands, 7s. to 8s. Bran not in i.'qne»l...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
TlLAwarra AGiiicultukal Sooietv.— Tho Committee of this Society lield a meeting on jSIonday last.in Wol longong, when St was decided that thoiAiinual Ploughing Match bhould take place on tho lOtli 'February next, at Dapto, and the Show oil the 12th of the suihe month at Wollongong. The prize list and tho regulations will bo nublished in a few davs. ? v . - , . Fatal Accident. — -On Wednesday last, a most -lamentable accident occurred.at Kurara, the farm of Mr. 11. Osbcirue,. Mullet. CreekJ- by which a servant man of tho mime of John James Quinr, unfortunately mot his death. Tho accident occurred in the stockyard, were the deceased 'with others wero Cnguged in endeavouring,..to secure some horses. Ho made an attempt to lay hold of a horse, . but the aniniah evaded liiin, turned round, and kicked: him with great forCo in the breast. He wns immediately tukeu up, and died whilst being conveyed to the house, which is but a short distance from the stockyard. A magisterial inquiry was held...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 13 October 1856
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Wo nro in possession of papers to the 27th ultimo :— 1 10 Government has advertised for tenders for tho erection of a lighthouse and lightkeepers' cottages tit Capo ? Borda on the north west point of Kangaroo island. ° Tin-: Tiunns of Adri, Aim:.—' A Citizon' writes to contrast me numiier ot publicans m Adelaido with the number of persons. engaged in other trades. He states that thero aro m Adelaide 38 butchers, 27 bakers 17 diuggists, and 7 'undertakers. In contrast with this ho states that wo have in tho city of Adelaido alone 115 public-houses. — Register. SisAitcii roil Gold.— We rogret that Mr. B.ibbngo's letters do not bear out tho very general expectation that had previously been formed of tho Alount Remarkable .strict as a goUl-l.eiinng country.. Of course we must wait until the northern exploration has been finally com pleted before wo pronounce confident opinions, \mt we nay in the meanwhile confess to our disnpointment with tho progross reports. Air. Babb...