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ESSENCE OF PARLIAMENT. THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THESDAY, DEC. 13. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
ESSENCE OP PARLIAMENT. THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Tdesdat, Dec. 18. Mr. M'Crae proposed that Mr. Fawkuer be elected Chairman of Committees. Mr. J. Hekty seconded the motion. Mr. Bebvev moved, as an amendment, that l)r. Wilkin be elected to' the office. Mr. Campbell seconded the amendment. On a division, the amendment was carried by 18 to (i. On the motion, ot Mr. Mitchell (in the absence of Mr. Follows), a return was ordered of the Lumber ot ratepayers in the several boroughs, shirce, and toad boards in the I colony. Mr. Brevet obtained leave to introduce a 1 bill to alter the qualification and period of service of members, and tbe qualification of electors of the Legislative Council. Tbe bill was subsequently brought in and : read a first time. j The House then adjourned until Taesday ' next.
INTERNAL TROUBLES OF RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
INTERNAL TKOl'IILES OF Rl'SitA. Bat while apparently triumphant in ial quit}- at the extnmitie* of her vast d> nrlniODB, Bussla has gro»ing troubles to con tend with nearer home. The social fermen tation engendered by the measures for the emancipation of tlie s.-rfs is daily augmenting and extruding, lt-volutionary societies are increasinginnumirrs and in boldness. Tnelr operations are cbarscerizsd by a dreadful spirit of rindiclir ices, and one of their favourite modes ol demonstration is the burning of loans an 1 villages. A frightful number of incendiary tires here been re ported of late. As nriny expstrlsted Poles reside in some ol the localities visited by tbeee calamitous coufl sgration*, the fires have bern attributed to them—as, inleed, Is the prevabnee of a drought, or ury olh-r pubJic eoourge. It is admitted, Jrowerer, by some of the ttusslan psptrs that these aoc lss tiona are totally wituout foundation and originate only in the malice or supersti tion of the iNjople. ...
RUSSIA AND THE POLISH PRIESTHOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
RUSSIA AND TUB POLISH PRIEST HOOD. One of ihe fir*t exemplifications of tuis ue» fiant decision fe a frish attempt at denation* aHuticn. The Ruwlau Government has long and Vainly endcivoured to anppreu tbe Polish language; it is now determined to put down their religion. Rightly or wrongly, it is bcli.ved in Si, IVterebarg that the Catholic cleigy vow mainly responsible for Ihe late rebellion. Oj tbUaoeount they have alitady been aubj-cNti to cruol pjriecutija and the official jonrcal has now b*n in structed to declare t1 at 41 the material eman cipation of the p&lt; a«ants rousi bd followed by that of tbe Polish nation (row the yoke of the Roman prhs-tbood." This la tbe h n« , petor'n answer to the Poiw's letter of re proach end reprubatiou. Stfps have already | bten taken to cany out this de»wn> The i rural schools in Lithuania have been placed under the direction of the clergy of the East> rn Cburcb, and it is intimated that a ; similar mode of pnpage'ing the ort'io...
FUTURE OF THE PAPACY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
FDTCHE OF TIIE PAPACY. Falling to obtain a foreign garrison, throe courses are c|K-n to the Pontifical Govern rntntTo adopt the stipulations of the con vention, and enrol an army of 20.044 met ce" tiarice; to take to flight, and eo once for all solve the Roman question; or go to reform the administration of sflairs, as to render the people happy under tho Papal array. Tub latter event are should tegatd as a genuine miracle, and must plead incredulity as to its ever coming to pass In thie age; and yet the Contiituliomet affirms that the Pope is about to ruuke one great effort to bitbe the Romans by abollahing all tares, and living exclusively on the contributions of tbe Catholic puma. It is calculated Chat Rome, without customs duties or taxes, will attract rnauufactureis and strangers till the Romans will t« unwilling to attack their own pro»|crily. Delightful, but visionary! The Romans, in tbe meantime, are in g lodeptiiu. They see a term to their oppressions. Free dom, in their vi...
ACCLIMATISATION. NEW SOUTH WALES SOCIETY. (FROM THE SYDNEY MORNIGN HERRLD, DEC.6) [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
ACCLIMATISATION. NEW SOUTH WALES SOCIETY.; (ntOM TBS fISHSTKOBVIVa HOMtLD. DEC. 6) i ' The usual monthly meeting of ibis aoeiety was held on Monday, November 88; at the School of Arts—Dr. Moffitt in the bhair. Dr. Bennett reed a letter from Mr. Smith, of Hinton, in reference to the nut in the wheel, in which he Mated that he wasabout to carry ont an experiment in cultivating wheat which had already been eueceeeful in preventing the ruet. "To thoroughly drain an acre of clay •oil three feet—to well etir the clay with sub •oil plough—to mix with the surface about ten loedeof well decomposed lucerne, thoroughly incorporated with the dropping! and urine of —to drill in i" cattle, bone*, and piga—to drilTin about eight hundred weight of bone-duet with eeed of red wheat early in autumn, and when the blade makes its appearance shore pound to quicken its powers of assimilation with a sprinkling of Peruvian guano j all that remains to be done is to keep down the weeds in dry weather with the...
LIEBIG ON THE UTILIZATION OF THE LONDON SEWAGE. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE MARK-LANE EXPRESS.) [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
[Yeoman natter, continued ftom &lt;A« ittpage-l liebig on the utilization op the london sewage. : fTO THE BDITOB or Tiu ItAM-lLiMlXPSEM.) Sir,—I enclose jou a'letter whloh I here just receired from Bsron Ieebig. As the Mb icot now engrosses public attention, the letter of so eminent an authority will doubtless be read with much tnterart. Your obedient eerrent, . ,. Eobt. Moimou. 72 IuverneM-terreoo, Oct. 18. "Munich, Oct. 6,180*. " My Lord,—The blue book whiehDr. Brady was so kind to lend hu reiohed me,and I hare read it with mat •atisfaoUon. It contain an abundance of moot valuable information. The perusal of your report and the resolutions, of the committee lead me to think that , thil'im portant question. Which hu occupied my thoughts since 1B40, and to which I Med in cessantly to direct the attention of the people, in my work on agricultural Chemistry and my letters on chemistry, is now progress ing towards a eolntion. But while I rqoioo at the nroepeat of seeing my view...
WEDNESDAY, DEC.14. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
wednesday, Dec. 14. Mr. Howard moved that the Sanlhurst, iBglevrocd, and Loddon Blstrict Tramway BUI he itferred to a select committee. Mi. Carey seconded the inotioD, which was agreed to after a brief discussion, la reply to Mr. M'Cann, Mr. MTJclujcb Baid the Common Schools Act Amendment Bill would not be circulated untU alter the Christinas recess. The debate on the order of the day for the second reading of the Laud Bill was resumed by Mr. Maccbecor, who stated that his object in giving noticu of the amendment which npi>eared in bin name on the paper was to prevent the passage of the ameudment of the member for Marlborough. His amendment I in no way conflicted with the bill. It . simply sought to obtain a fair and* suf licient rental for the pastoral lands ol the Crown, wbioh he held could properly be re quired, because the Laud Act of 1862 pro vided for its own repeal, without auy com- j pensation to the squatters, lie considered there was great divergence between the hill nn...
THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. TUESDAY, DEC.13. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. Tuesdat, Die. 13. Mr. Feascib stated, in reply to Captain Pane, that the Government did not intend to propose any alteration in the rates impose! by the Whaifage Act. In answer to Mr. O'Grady, Mr. Soiiiv.au 6aid the annaal report re ferred to in Clause 330 of the Local Govern ment Act woald be ready in a few days- The proposed amending bill woold he distributed daring the Christmas recess. In reply to Mr. Bindon, Mr. Feakcis observed that the Govern ment did not contemplate creating third-class passenger rates for the national railways. Such a proceeding would have the effect of reducing the railway Income one-tenth. The debate on the second reading of the Land BUI was resumed by Mr. Losouonn. who avowed his Intention to vole for the second reading, although he considered ihe biU was not the measure pro pounded by the Minister of Lawk at Ingle wcod. He objected to the auction clauses; and he considered that the period of selection should be extended from on...
THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FIOHT Tbe international priae fight, vriiich we - to bin come off In Dublin, a fortnight «i— betmn M*~*, tin BcgUA ^ , Cohere, an Iriabtnan aettled In Aneila, broke down. Tbe two matte* codl ad See on * nrfenrt—Keo* d (.daring that it ra opponent'* feolt, and that he had newt trained; and Oobam averting that tin ■'•H woe bla, ee be *at pmat on tbe pert. Tbe reel hitch ereme to hare been that tb police—prize-lighting beluga Saxonpractia ■ —were in earnest, and being armed wen a« afraid of tbe rongbe, ana coareqaentlp hiatal down both chem plana with oonnaUb peieereianoeandeoeoeaa. Theman **r«id. eaptand. tot a fair battle araa rendered etik impoeelble, to the extreme annoyance Mtb : " rtcg, who had betted heavily.
PREPARATIONS FOB THE TRIAL OF MULLER. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
PREPARATIONS FOB THE TRIAL Of MULLKR. Tbc Central Criminal Ooort opened on ft, * Sfth, and it Se arranged that doting tU in. •cut eeadon the trial of Holier b to tab place. The prisoner ia uid to exhibit Idi > uroal oompooed drmruroor. A great deal tf fttib i videooe will be forthcoming. The Ma ; eecotlon wfll be oond noted by the SoUdtga General, He, Oiffard, and Hr. B.atler. n V :: half of the Crown. Serjeant Parry b tsedih = retained, with Hr. Hctcalf and HrTbS for tbedefmoe. Holler being entitled fe hi tried by a jorr of half EcigUthnwn and ur : foielgnera will, it ia nnderatood, avail Uag of the privilege. It la currently rnngnrf that coch aoooatilntion of the Jury li owd the grounds npon wbioh he placet hb tdlua for acquittal.
OBITUARY OF THE MONTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
OBITUARY OF THE MONTH. The late Colonial Secretary,the Debet Newcastle, li no more. The lmp« enteitiW of his rrcrniul have ptoved lllnetwyiji! death was aaddea at last, for on tbedn.! his dioease be bad teemed better lhan«7,.i Among the other loeaee of the monUiTlJr the name* of M. Jolt* Gerard, the lioo-kw? Walter Savage Laador, the Well-Sff' author; Mr. Commtaionar Fane, oiiti Bankruptcy thmit; Sir. Tail, iwaerl, jS! Usher and politician; Captain Andrew ?v reus, of the OhU neimpaperTS?!£ George Spetioer, better known at Father In!1 tiue, of the cider of the Paesloaists' uf!, &!?S^&.ewi,le,,t 5
THE OCTOBER MAIL. LONDON, OCT. 26. THE FRANCO-ITALIAN CONVENTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
THE OCTOBER MAIL. (FfiCH THE COBBEBPONDEOT Or THE AllqlS.) LONDON", Oct. 26. THE FRANCO-ITALIAN CONVENTION. This treat;, so secretly elab -rated and so 8'artllngly divulg-d, bar been the absorbing topic of the C ntiomtal press during the past month. It has charged the aspect of European politics, by materially modifying the relations of the Continental Govern ments to each oth&lt; r. Viewed Bt fitvt with repug nance and swplciou, cn becoming better ac quainted with its stipulations, the Italian people are becoming reconciled to it, and are hopeful that ite execuliou will lead to a not distant realisation of their aspirations in tegard to their proper capit >1. The apparent suddenness of this movement on the part of the Emperor Napoleon has stimulated toe curiosity of the inquisitive as to the reasons for the step, after the prolonged forb.-aranej which His Majesty has exercised towards the l'ope and the resistant priests, loom i writers reler it to the refusal of the Papa...
THE AWFUL EXPLOSION AT BELVEDERE. (FROM THE TIMES, OCT. 8.) [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
THE AWFUL EXPLOSION AT BELVEDERE. (nan rai nun ocr. 8.) Eirif on ftOmdar morning twof*» powder mwubm, twite on the ooewtft Unit of the ThWttW, tatwwia WoolyWt**1 EriUi, exploded wtth tvnifls vtotonca, UBhl debt or nine pereoni, M not more, woaoww > own, end owning ooontowuttoa ond«b» ntaong the Inhenltente of the wbole adf*" bourbood for jntlei rooitd. ilOoqk w eoene of the ceteetropbe it duUnt be* fifteen atiei fromObniliig twee, the •ten *•» faeudoBd ftitwore or Iom ttwgh out the whole wotoDfolle, »d «•' ijboel fortj wa&Mb nUee from thetf* Then b nothing » win tin* » compere with the ceUmlty to the » log of wideqxond terror which ItJJ dnoed, or la the interne Internet ma it her slnoe erdfed, Oirhwe it he Ihew moable ctpbekm ot Ontwhotdnpyj)* l« fjib bgo. At «• S'm^i^ondlliwihwthetadwK enoed the ehockof U wrthqueka, WW ; nolkro wei epeedlly 4J«g>eMod, end tj w* ' on Setaidw&ecna MtnN of the „«lohbourbood of Fnverehnm, &lt;n Kent, oo •im eboat 200 acre*...
SPIRITUALISM V. CONJURING. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
SPIRITUALISM V. CONJURING. Qulle an animated controreMy hu ba , raging In Urn pepere during the month en lb i f object of epirituillem Nnn conjuring a ; which tbe nnmeaef never*! diitliigaUhrih-' ditldnab bare figured. T«oAatrini|» ; ttan, named Dumpnt, and a lb. fty d German origin, but edncatod iuAmerim tbreepowerful medlnme -bare oomeonrto thb county with a Mr. Palmer aid i Dr. Fergoaon, who appear to perform da taek ol commentator* and Interpreter! i tbe totalled pbeaomen*. Tbe nam bare been held In a boom near M land-place, and tbe marvel* eonikl a nmal In tte ringing of ball*, plajinl a tambourine*, and other mudcal imtrniineh without apparent apocr, tbe only ere feature being toast remarkable trick* vkii. cabinet or aMeton wardrobe, in trerow ^ pattmrnte of wkich, afterdat exantnta,-] tbe Mean*. Davenport are placed, wilk had j and feet firmly UadL to that no ntmalj etemepumlble, endebenbande, euppawib be eplntaal, are aeea and heard working *«r at tfo knot*, the rrenIt bring...
AQUATICS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
AQUATICS. Yacht B cilddso ,—Mr, Joseph Edward^ boat builder, of Frincee-bridge, it at present engaged on a yacht, which it is expected will surpass any similar cinft in the oolonr. She is being built on lines furnished bj the gentle* man who draughted the Faddy from Cork, the Idea, and the Gleam.
COUNTRY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
COUNTRY NEWS. Mr. M'Lellan, one of the representatives of Ararat In the fargirfatlve Assembly, it will be recollected wjls some time igo fined, noder the Vagrancy Act, by the local juttioee in the &lt;nm of with the alternative of a month's imprisonment, for nring abusive language. Ageinst this conviction he appealed, and the case, M'LrUm e. Ayler end alert, was beard' at Ararat before Mr. CUrke, the chairman, and a bench of magistrates cm Sstnrday. Dr. Mackay and Mr. Lemont appeared for the appellant, and Mr. Dawson and Mr. Nolan, Crown proaecntor, tor the respondents. After a lengthened argument, in the conrae of which Dr. Mackay cited the various cases bearing on the point,contending that the place where the woida were spoken was not a public plaoe within the meaning of the statute, the Bench quashed the conviction, allowing the appellant thirty guineas coats. Ag»tn«t this decision Mr. Dawaoo gave Botioe of appeal to the Supreme Court, and a case was granted fey the teame...
MINING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
MINING NOTES. Beehive Mining Association, Tarrengnwer.—faring the week «tiding IOUi tost, 1224 toon were ctunhed, yielding from pen and ripples i48ot. lOdwt, ^gr. ama' gam. tome or tbe atone raised by the tribute ra at the 190 feet level U looking first-rate. «nd lh*y are expecting a large yield por tou from it. The cross cut frotu the reef at the Iwtloni of the shaft will be commenced next Week. Tbcic will be at the present depth aslope of about sixty feet upwards. Grand J unction Mining Association, TVnvngnwer. —An amusement has be n effected with Cowling and Co. for working three feet bcl>* the «c»wily feel to which they ate limited by their agreement, on terra* more advantageous to the association. They will carry the slope from about 140 feet in length, which will give over 800 tons of qxanx, cuiiwated to yield two ounces pex ton. Ward and Co. obtained from twenty-fire tone 46ol 15dst. retorted gold. Cowling and Co. will have a final wishing off this week from 100 tone crash...
SPORTS & PASTIMES. CHESS AND DRAUGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 17 December 1864
SPORTS & PASTIMES. CHESS AND DRAUGHTS. In order to give the utmost variety to the pages of 7he Australasian, it is intended to dcTOtc some portion of its columus to all scientific and studious games, which exercise the skill and thought of their professors and admirere. Upon the original and selected pro* positions and problems famished in this de partment, the opinions and criticism of all amateurs are inritcd. white. White to more, and to checkmate in throe moves. w J. J. G."—Your remarks we quite cor rect, but jour conclusion i? a wrong one. Solution of Phoblem ik last Week* YH1TK. SLACK. RtoQB'eaqr r to K'eocfath b tk R (check) KtLR B to K't third K to K B*Beigkth B toQi fourth K to Q'seighth B to Q B'e third k to K B's eighth R to K'e Kt'e Mcoml I pur (mite)