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TO BARNEY M'GUIRE, LATE EDITOR OF THE "JUPITER TONANS." Per favour of The Illawarra Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
to barney m-guire, late editor of the 'JUPITER TON AN S.' Per favour of The Illawarra Mercury. Shur — Arrah mussah it is i that hav to tell you the power o' newse intrly, intrly. Since Adum was a garsoou, and that is many a long summar ago, tho like of the knews i hav to tell you never tooke place, barran one othur case, and that was when the lady's return'd Jack Doodv to Parlamant. You will be glade oute and oute, yes and sevin yeers after you dye, to heer the power o' newse I have to tell you. The first thing. I must tell tell you is that I am to be com the mimbar for Est Camden in the New Parlamant. You see, dear Barney avic, what a high presure thar love must tend to, a corrah-ma-cree ; it bates the wurld out and out. Indeed, I may tank my vurdy electars the ladys ov the Countee Camden for dat hi lionoure they lia' payde me in selectinge me as the only mimbar whoe vas fit and compn tant to repasant them in the New 'Ouse. By my contunual appa cation to thar interest, I hope to ge...
Illawarra District Intelligence. KIAMA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
. Sllmtmmt District Suftllmtnct. ? i: KIAMA. [from our own correspondent.] . Election News. — The meeting of electors, called by advertise ment, for the purpose of devising means to elect the best men to represent the interests of East Camden in the New Parliament, came off, pursuant to notice, at Mr. Hukins's Inn, on Tuesday, the 29th ultimo ; but, in consequence of the inclemency of the weatner, wnicn amaerea many irom aitenuing, is was aeemeu advisable by the meeting- not to give a decided expression of opinion in favour of any candidate, but to adjourn till Tuesday, the 12th instant. Messrs. George Gray, James Smith, James Colley, John Dumberell, and S.W.Gray, were appointed as a committee, and instructed to give thorough publicity to the ad journment, and to request the attendance of the candidates at the adjourned meeting. On last Wednesday, a meeting of electors was held in Mr. Barton's Hotel to hear Mr. Pickering expound his political creed. There were about twenty in attend...
WEEKLY CALENDAR. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
WEEKLY CALENDAR. 3 g a HIGH WATER AT MONTH. DAY. 2 « 2 WOLLONGONG. PS Z ? 55 g ' g . . 5J in O ? - ? - a MORN. EVEN. H. M. H. M. H. *M. H. M. Feb. 4 M.. 5 . 26 7 . 2 27 6 . 29 7 . 43 „ 5 T .. 5 . 27 7 . 1 28 7 . 19 8 . 45 6 W.. 5 . 28 7 . 0 — 8 . 25 9 . 24 » 7 T .. 5 . 29 6 . 58 1 9.5 10 . 5 » 8 F .. 5 . 30 6 . 59 2 9 . 44 10 . 40 » 9 S. .. 5 . 31 6 . 57 3 10.22 11. 20 „ 10 Sun. 5 . 32 6 . 56 4 11 . 1 ?
SYDNEY MARKETS. SATURDAY EVENING, 4½ o'CLOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
. SYDNEY MARKETS. » ? ? Satukdav Evening, 4V£ o'Clock. (nV . £ 8. d. ±, s. d, ?- T. Flour... ... ... - ... 26 0 0 to 28 0 0 , ' Wheat, per bushel .;. .... 0 9 6 0 10 6 ? : ; - ' Maize (advancing) ... ... 0 3 6 0 3 9 ???:??? -U'i -Oats (Scotch) ... ... ... 0 4 0 0 5 6 . '. Potatoes (if good) ..» .;. ' 0 4 0 0 5 0 Onions, (dull) per cwt. ... , ? ... ; 0, 8 , 0 ', Oil 0 ??Hay, per ton ... ... '' 4 10 0 6 0 0 Bark .. ... ... ;; ... 4 10 0 5 10 0 ' Pigs, per lb. (in demand) : I - 0 0 3 10 9 Calves... ... ... «... ?. 0 7 6 0 15 6 Fowls, per pair... .. ,...0 3 6 0 4 6 . ' Ducks ... 0 6 6 0 7 0 . -Geese,... ... ... - 0 10 0 0 15 0 Turkeys ... ... - ... ? 0 15 0 1 0 0 ; 'Butter, 1st quality, per lb. 013 013 Ditto, inferior (unsaleable) ' ... 0 0 8 0 1 0 , , ? :-.Chees6 (colonial) ... - ,iO 0 10 0 1. 3 Eggs, per dozen : ... . .v... .0 1 4 0 1 6 / Bacon, pur lb. ... ... . ... 0 0 9 0 0 11 - Hams (in demand) o . 0 10 0 10 ?/Ziard .., ... ' ... 0 0 6 0 0 8 vCabbage-trae, per 100 -hands 0 14 0 0 ...
SHOALHAVEN. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
SHOALHAVEN. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] ? . ? Sale of Crown Lands — On Tuesday the 29th January, there was a sale of Crown Lands, held at the Court House, Numba, at which the purchasers were ; Nathan Bowes, lots 1, 3, 4, 5, of sec tion 18, Nowra township, at 41. each ; John Barnes, lots 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, of section 18, Nowra township, at 4 1, each ; Wm. Spain, suburban lot 21, 16 acres 1 rood, 26 perches at 21. per acre; John Smith, lots 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 of I acre each suburban, at 4 1. 2s., 4 1., 4 1. 2s., 4 I., and 61. 3s. ; William Rose, lots 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, of 1 acre each, suburban at 6 1. 9s., 42. 2s., and the re maining 3 lots at 41. each ; James Davis lot 36, No. 3 of section 15, 2. acres 2 roods at 31. per acre ; lot 37, No. 4 of section 15, 5 acres 2 roods 20 perches at 21. 10s. per acre. On Monday evening last as a man namedjj John Codrington was coming along past Mr. Kemp's store, he tumbled over some logs lying on the road side, and broke his leg. Dr. Alley...
Commercial Intelligence. THE SETTLER'S PRODUCE CIRCULAR. SATURDAY EVENING, 4½ o'CLOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
Cnratttmiiil Sttfelligftnt. THE SETTXEIl'S PRODUCE CIRCULAR. ?Saturday Evening. 4M o'Cr.nnir. £ s. d. £ s. d. , ? Wheat, =per bushel ... ... 0 10 0 to 0 10 6 j Ditto grown or smutty ... ... 0 4 0 0 7 0 Maize, dull ... ... ... 0 3 0 0 4 0 i Barley, Cape ... ... . .... 0 3 0 0 3 (5 -: .-Flour, 1st quality, per-tou ;.. 28 0 '0 28 0 0 . Ditto, 2nd, ditto, ... ... 20 0 0 26 0 0 Bran ... ... ... .... 0 1-0 0 12 ? Hay, oaten, per ton ... .... 5 0 0 5 10 0 Ditto, lucerne, ditto ... 4 0 0 4 0 0 Straw... ? ... ... ... 4 0 0 4 0 0 Potatoes, new, per ton^plentiful... : 2 10 0 4 0 0 Butter, 1st qual. per 11)., ... In demand at Is. 3d. Cheese, colonial .... : .... 0 0 6 0 0 8 ! Bacon ... 0 0 7 '0 0 9 . lCggs, per dozen ...; ? v . .0 1 ' 3 0 16 Fowls, per pair ... ..... 0 3 6 0 4 0 Dusks.'.. ... ' ... '... 0 5 0 0 5 0 Turkey a ... ... , ... 0. 10 0 0 18 0 , . . , : Geesp ... ... i '?? 'J.1 -0 8 0 0 12 0 Pigs ... ... ? Dull. Calves... ? ... .... Market overstocked. WILLIAM Sl'EBR, ? i - . . ' . - ?...
HORSE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
HORSE MARKET. Messrs. Burt, Hassall, and Co., report the horse market during the week to have been brisk, owing to some first-class horses hav ing been sold from the well-known studs of J. H. Bettington, Esq., and Messrs. Massey and Bundock, wh*ch realised an average of 32 1. 16's. per head, ail braken to saddle only. Messrs. Martin and Schroder fix the prices as follows : — heavy draught, from 401, to 662. light ditto, 2 51. to 35 1, carriage and gig horses, up to 60 1. Country parties are particularly requested to notice that upstanding stylish horses are most admired, and | bring the highest prices in the Sydney market, but in all cases they must be thoroughly broken.
PRICES OF FLOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
PRICES OP FLOUR. It was generally expected that there would have been a rise in flour : this however has not been the case, but on enquiry at the mills we find that both grain and fiour have an upward tendency. Messrs. T. Barker and Co. give the last week's quotation, viz., fine flour, 281., seconds, 26i. per ton : wheat, lis. per bushel; bran, Is. 3d. per bushel. A parcel of imported wheat has been purchased, and is now being worked up. Mr. Breillat reports that fine flour remains firm at28Z. per ton ; seconds ditto ditto, 2,6 1. ; bran Is. to Is. 3d. per busqel ; wheat, 10s. to 10s. 6d., very littlei.arriving to market.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
The Steamer Illawarra. nn HE ABOVE VESSEL will continue to leave Jm| JL WOLLONGONG FOR SYDNEY Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, punctually AT ELEVEN O'CLOCK. AND SYDNEY FOR WOLLONGONG, Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, at Nine, a.m. £ s. d. Cabin ? ? ....^ ? ? 0 12 6 Return Tickets .. .. 1 0 0 Steerage ? .. ? ....... 0 7 6 Freight, per ton, .. .. .. .. .. .... .. 0 15 0 WOLLONGONG TO SHELLHARBOR, Every Wednesday ; leaving Shellharbor via Wollongong, at eight o'clock in the morning. 249 CHARLES FAIRS, Agent. Steam between Kiama and Sydney. HPHE KIAMA STEAM NAVIGATION COM PANE'S STEAMER KIAMA sails regularly twice a week between KIAMA and SYDNEY, leaving KIAMA every Monday and Thursday, at 1 p.m., and VICTORIA WHARF, ERSKINE-STREET, SYDNEY, every Tuesday and Friday night, at 10 o'clock. FARES ; — Cabin, 15s. Steerage, 7s. 6d. The KIAMA will call at WOLLONGONG for KIAMA every Saturday morning ; and from KIAMA to WOLLONGONG every Monday. FARES : — Cabin, 7s. 6d. Steerage, 5s. 15...
Shipping Intelligence. SYDNEY SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
IMimiEg Jittelligraa. SYDNEY SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. January 25. — Gipsy b., Martin, from the Manning River 24th instant. January 26. — Phoenix, ship, 903 tons, Moppett, from Liverpool October 27. Albion, schooner, 95 tons, Hardy, from Wide Bay the 19th instant.— Sham- rock. s., 350 tons, Paterson, from Moreton Bay the 25th instant. January 28. — Lortuns, barque, 571 tons, Sandford, from Moreton Bay the 23rd instant. — Wuratah, a., 350 tons, Knight, from Wide Bay the 25th inst. January 29. — Wonga Wonga s., 730 tons, R. G. Giimore/from Melbourne, 28th inst.— Tasmania s., 784 tons, Clinch, from Hoburt^Pown 24th instant. — William lv. a., »o vuus, xruuy jiuiu ouuimmvuu -iutii-mbt. — iu-yu,i ouupjitsiu, s., 300 tons, Saunders, from Launceston 26th instant. — Ebenezor, schooner, 47 tons, Nicholson, from Twofold Bay 24tli instant. January 30. — Sarah, brig, 135 tons, Simpson, from Port Fairy 20th instant. Asa Packer, barque, 328 tons, Pattrick, from Calcutta Nov. 28, aud Sand Heads Dec. 1. —...
GARDENING AND AGRICULTURAL MEMORANDA FOR FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
GARDENING AND AGRICULTURAL MEMORANDA FOR FEBRUARY. KITCHEN GARDEN : Plant brocoli, celery, savoys, cabbages, and cauliflowers, bow turnips, cabbage, winter spinach, French beans, turnip, rooted radish, transplant looks. Pull up forward crops of keeping onions. Clear the ground from stalks and leaves of all plants that have done bearing. Water &nbsp; &nbsp; plants that have lately been put out, and likewise seed buds, and young seed- ling plants. Gather seeds of all sorts as they ripen. FRUIT GARDEN : Bud fruit trees, roses, and choice shrubs. Keep the vine- yard free from weeds and insects. FLOWER GARDEN : Keep flower beds and borders in the best order, eradicate weeds by hoeing or hand weeding, adjust irregularities in flower plants. THE FIELD: Clear maize land, break up ground for wheat, barley, turnips &nbsp; and potatoes ; about the end of the month the tobacco crop will be ready for cutting. &nbsp; The Illawarra Mercury, "MEASURES, NOT MEN." MOND...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
lo the Independent Electors of the Eastern Division of the County of Camden. /'I ENTLEMEN — My retirement from the list of Candidates for VX the representation of the County of St. Vincent in the New . Parliament, induced by a disinclination to endanger the liberal - interest by its division amongst so many, leaves me at liberty to ?accept the very flattering invitation with which I have been honoured by an influential portion of the constituency of East Camden. As I propose waiting personally upon you during the ensuing 'week, I shall for the present content myself with briefly recapitu lating the heads of my political creed, which I am gratified to find has met your approbation. I am resolutely opposed to certain provisions of the New Con stitution Act, of which I conceive the nominee element and the Two Thirds Clause, which provides so tardy and insufficient a means for its eradication, to be the most obnoxious. Education in its most economical and comprehensive form, as *ihe chi...
JERRINGONG. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 4 February 1856
JERRINGONG. &nbsp; &nbsp; [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] &nbsp; The late heavy rains has caused a great change in the condition of the roads in this neighbourhood, more particularly 'that well &nbsp; known spot,' called Miller's Swamp, a locality proverbial for its richness of soil as well as its superabundance of ' mud holes,-'' &nbsp; and many dire disasters have occurred within the last few days to persons passing along it, more particularly as the drays laden &nbsp; with produce on their route to Kiama, several of them having be- come quite embedded in the rich black soil, and many an unlucky horseman shared the same fate, as their altered appearance gave ocular demonstration of the fact, many of, them after their arrival at terra firma, having an extra suit in the bargain. It may seem somewhat strange, but it does not appear on record that any per- son who has the management of this part of the road, of their having shared the same...
THE COUNTY OF ST. VINCENT.—ELECTION MEETINGS AT BRAIDWOOD, ULLADULLA, AND BROULEE. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 11 February 1856
THE COUNTY OF ST. VINCENT.— ELECTION MEETINGS AT B LI AID WOOD, ULLADULLA, AND BROULEE. A public meeting of the electors of the town and district of Braidwood was held on the 24th instant, in the Court-house, Braidwood, the object of which was the nomination of fit and proper persons as representatives in the new Parliament. The meeting was tolerably well attended. On t.lio mnf-.inn of TVf it . Tit dm A s. Mr. Andrew Biultrorv was voted to the chair. Ma. Badgery said, that as he intended taking rather an active part in the proceedings of the meeting he must beg to decline an honourable post in which they had placed him. The meeting, however, would not accept Mr. Badgery' s refusal, but consented to his taking the same part in the proceedings that he would have done had he not been placed in the chair. Mr. Badgery then, with a few prefatory observations, begged to propose William Roberts, Esq , as a fit and proper person to represent the County of St. Vincent in the new Parliament. M...
SHOALHAVEN. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 11 February 1856
SHOALHAVEN. Tfrom our own correspondent.] This has been a most exciting week here, on account of the revision of the Electoral List, which was fixed for Tuesday last ; but owing to tlie length of time occupied by the Court of Requests, the revision did nob commence till the Wednesday. There were twenty-six objections made, ten of which were sus tained, and their names struck off the list ; the remuining sixteen objections were not sustained. A considerable number of the objections sustained were on account of the parties not being pro vided with written leases, or other documentary evidence to prove their claim. On entering into the list of new claimants (twenty in number), it was found impossible to proceed, as fourteen of the claims were objected to, and no notice of objection had been served either on the parties objected to or on the Clerk of the Bench In order therefore to give the parties now objected to time to come forward and substantiate their claims, the Bench decided on ...
TO THE ELECTORS OF EAST CAMDEN. Per favour of The Illawarra Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 11 February 1856
TO THE ELECTORS OF EAST CAMDEN. Per favour of The Illawarra Mercury. Fellow Colonists, — As I understand that Mr. Hawkesley, the editor of The People's Advocate , has been induced, at the instance of a number of the electors of East Camden, to offer himself as a candidate for the representation of that Electoral District in the New Parliament, lj have much pleasure in recommending Mr. Hawkesley to your countenance and support as a fit and proper person for that important and responsible office. And as Mr. Hawkesley is an English Roman Catholic, while I am a Scotch Presbyterian, I trust that the circumstance will not only shew that there is no sectarian feeling in the case, as there certainly is on the part of a large proportion of the supporters of the Attorney vreuerai in ojuiiov, uuu win iuuuub uiubi jLiuioauitnuo «uu j.ioouj terians to follow my example. I have deemed it my duty to take a prominent part in opposing the claims of the Attorney General to represent this city, as I d...
Original Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 11 February 1856
(iMgraal Carrapntare. [It is to be distinctly understood that we do not identify ourselves with the - ' opinions of gentlemen availing themselves of the opportunity of advo cating their views in this department of our journal ; nor can we under take to insert any communication not having the writer's name . and address attached thereto— not necessavily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. — Ed.]
WOLLONGONG AND BULLI PARISH ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 11 February 1856
WOLLONGONG AND BULLI TARISH ROAD. It will be in the recollection of our readers, that a few weeks ago a meeting, duly called by the Magistrates, was j held in the Court House, of the owners of land contugious to the above named road, to elect Trustees under the ' Parish Road Act.' All the preliminary requirements of the Act having been complied with, four gentlemen were elected. The parties so elected, proceeded to the ?discharge of the duties devolving upon them as Trustees, with a promptitude that might be imitated with advantage :by many elected, and other bodies. They had specifica tions drawn out, and tenders invited for the performance ?of the work required, and took such other steps as plain men of business would, to expedite the necessary repairs rto the road. All appeared to go on satisfactorily — tenders were received, and we believe a judicious selection made from them ; also a person chosen to collect the assess ment ; — -when they are brought to a dead lock. This was 'b...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 11 February 1856
To the Electors of the District of East Camden. eENTLE.YlEN — Upon the dissolution of the present Council, which must very shortly take place, you will be called upon, to elect .two Representatives in the Legislative Assembly .under .our New Constitution. I beg, therefore., to announce to yo,u ray intention of Offering myself as a candidate. Haying represented you in the present Council, my political opinions are generally known to you. In the course whicu I have pursued, my .object has ever been to promote the general welfare of all classes of the community ; and to economise the expen diture of the public revenues, as far as was consistent with the .efficiency ..of the public service. ^ Although I am largely interested in pastoral pursuits, I an) not ail advocate for locking-up such of tho Crown Lands as may be required for settlement by an agricultural population. And, regarding this class as amongst the greatest promoters of wealth in this col.ony, I have done all in my power to...
Local Intelligence. ILLAWARRA AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY'S ANNUAL SHOW. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 11 February 1856
fanil Sttfelligttta. ' '-ILL AWARE. A AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY'S ANNUAL SHOW. 'On- Thursday last the 12th Annual Agricultural Show took -place in .the Market Square. From the increased interest that had' -been -manifested by the residents for some months past, a good exhibition was anticipated, and there can be no doubt this would have been realised had the weather been favourable, but the late heavy -vains having made our roads so bud, that it is a work of some difficulty to travel at all. In the early part of the day it rained verv heavy, so that some who intended to exhibit, both iive -and other stock, were prevented ; and, indeed, in one instance even with horses tney had to return home, after having come a ?considerable-distance. The stock exhibited gave evidence of the .?state in which --our roads are being covered, in many instances, with mud to their haunches ; but with all these drawbacks, the .exhibition was said to be a good one, and gave evidence of much improvement in these...