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The Country. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
€fo Cntrntar. The Chops. — It is yet too early to learn fully the effects of the lute rains and floods on the crops in this ' district, asa whole. With the exception of the Wollombi, 4 Dungog, and Maitland districts, it appears clear that the rains were not welcome and beneficial, and they did not fall in excess of the requirements of tho fanners. From * the Wollombi we expect to hear yet that the damaged portion of wheat crop is smaller in proportion to the whole than was at first feared, and that the benefits to tho - higher hind compensated in part for tie injury to the lower. But we have not yet- anything like full accounts from that district. In the Dungog district, tho injury . seems to have spared the wheat, and to have damaged. --.i mostly vegetables, barley, and other crops. In the- ; Paterson district, so far as wo can learn, the benefit done --i much exceeded the injury, although particular farmers were subjected to loss. But in thcMnitland police district, : tho largest ...
GARDENING AND AGRICULTURAL MEMORANDA FOR NOVEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
GARDENING AND AGRICULTURAL MEMORANDA TOll NOVEMBER. Kitchsx Garpkx.— Plant scarlet runners tomfttas lcttucep, capsicums, cauliflowers, leeks, eschalotrt, celery, cabbajics. Sow tattuee*, spimtch, celery, cuulitlowers, cucumbers, pumpkius. Scop asparagus beds, and carrots and parsnips free from weeds. - Fruit Gaiu-en.— -Take all useless shoots from the fruit trees aud grapevines; tie up the branches. Fwnvbh GaTii»fk. — When hyarinths nnd tulips arc past flower ing, they pboukl be taken up and spread to dry on a mat. 1'rotm .gate cartmtions by layers. Transplant young seedling flower loots. Clear the flower borders and shrubbeiies from weed*?. Field.— Attend carefully to young tobacco nnd keep the ground ?'ear ; harvest begins. ?$$?« Jllafotra Ifteiamj;. 'MEASURES, NOT MEN.' MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1856.
The Mines. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
€l)t Mm. 5 The Nobtiiebh Diboikos. — Tho escort arrived im Maitland on Sunday evening last, with 2771 ozs. 2 dwts. 22 grs. Notwithstanding tho rather gloomy reports which' have been given of late in the papers, as 'to tlie yield on these diggings, it will be seen that the escort return i*. gradually increasing. The first escort return no doubt ex ceeded this in amount, but that will he accounted for by tlis factofno safe conveyance being previously established, and. diggers accordingly hoarding their treasure in anticipation ! v of tlio present boon. The new diggings ut Sawyer's Gully are turning out very satisfactorily ; and indcod, tukinir into account the number of diggers, as shewn by the licensor issued — 1200 odd, we believe — with tho fortnightly escort .; returns as published, an average of I oz. per man per ,- week is produced. It is doubtful whether tho gold field* i*^ of Victoria iu their best days exceeded this ratio. Tiny same complaint as to tho protection of tho escor...
WOLLONGONG WATER. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
WOLLONGONG- WATER. In the very first number of this journal we urged the subject indicated in the title of this article on the attention of tlie inhabitants and their representative. Since then, we have alluded r; to it so frequently as to render the subject, to us if not to our readers, tedious and threadbare. It ?has been of no avail, however, in rousing the sufferers to endeavour to remove the cause of ?complaint. 'We have been blessed with a moist summer, and a rainy winter; the showers of ?spring, too, have descended to such an extent as to render the want, almost tolerable. But it still exists^ the danger still threatens. Unfor tunately, the apathy and indifference that per 'mitted the grievance to grow still exists also. If the inhabitants and their representatives have hitherto been deaf to entreaty, reason, and pre cept, surely they will not close their eyes to example, especially when it hears an encouraging -? aspect. 'We will proceed at once to place this - ?example 'bef...
THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
Thursday. - Mr. Tarker moved tho second rea'dmg- of tTio Svdner' Municipal Oauncil Bill, wh'rchr after a lengthy debate, was ordered to b» committed on Wednesday next. The Judge* Salaries Increase Bill wus also read a. second time. The otlur business was chiefly of a formal nature. , Vj'S The Uouse sat after midnight. At half-past 2 o'clock . i ?, :?; Sir. Thomas llasdon noticed thut a quorum of members, v .i was not present, whereupon tho Speaker udjourned the House'till Tuesday, at three o'clock,
The Metropolis. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
t Jiitbnplis. [fro* OUK OWN CORKflsrON deht.] I We are at this time literally in a sort of dead-alivo state — little or no business stirring, the arrival of any ?ship beyond ft roaster un extraordinary oceurrenco. The mad to England to be dispatched on Tuesday next, will, I few, carry home but a sorry account of our trading and mercantile affairs. This clmnge from the hurry-scurry of 1854-5 has 1'or the present a depressing aspect; but we may reasonably anticipate that ere long business will resume its former activity, from the very fact, that the English shippers, having learnt wisdom from the in enutiouB extent nnd nattiro of their consignments, will limit their future exports to our requirements, and supply us with only such goods as aro suited to our colonial markets. Our legislators havo been busily occupied this week in forwarding the City Corporation Hill, voting sums for tho public service, ruising the salaries of the Judges, and other subjects. Tho subject of tho revival of...
WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
Wednesday. Several petitions were presented by honorable members, and papers laid oil the table by the Colonial Secretary. Mr. Donaldson obtained leave to introduce a bill for licensing and regulating' boatmen. The House then went into committee of ways and means, and, after debate on the resolutions submitted by the Secretary for Finance, resumed without coming to any decision. The Judges' Widows' Pensions Bill was withdrawn. Tho Trust Moneys Deposit Bill was read a second time The Sole Commissioner of Railways Incorporation Bill was referred to a select committee appointed by ballot. ' Mr. Manning moved that tho Gold Fields Management Bill lie read n second time. Mr. Martin, Mr. Piddington,. Mr. Weekes, and other members opposed the bill, more especialiy the bill coupled with it. in debate for establish ing an export duty on gold. Mr. Suttor, Mr. Cox, Mr. Robertson, and others approved of the system of manage ? ment proposed. On the motion of Mr. Parkes, tl e debate was adjourned ...
Local. COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. (Before R Davison, Wsq., J. P.) [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
Enrnl. COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. (Before It Davison, Esq., J.P.) It. T. Hayles, appeared to answer an information filed ' against him for allowing a horse, his property, to stray about the streets of tin. town. The lact of the horse stray- | ing as alleged was fully proved by the evidence of Constable Saunders. The defendent, however, .swore tlio horse was not his property, although he used it occasionally. Tho case was dismissed. James Hetherington was fined in the mitigated penalty of 5s. with 3s. Gd. costs, for allowing his horse to stray ahout the streets. R. Beavis was mulcted in a like amount for allowing a pig, his property, to be nt large. G. Hewlett was charged with a similar oflence ; ease dismissed. S. Russell acknowledged tho justness of a similar charge and was fined 5s. with 3s. Oil. costs. . W. S. Mukin was also charged with allowing somo of his pigs to stray about the town, and was fined a lite amount. John Copas was charged, for the second time with per mitting his h...
THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. Tuesday. The Speaker read the Governor-General's answer to the address of the Assembly on transportation, express ing his Excellency's full and entire concurrence in the views therein embodied. Mr. Parker brought up the draft standing orders, which were ordered to be considered in committee ou Friday next. Several petitions were presented. Mr. Weekes moved a resolution affirming the necessity of a causeway across the Fails at Wert Maitland. The motion was strongly opposed by Mr. Hay and Mr. Parker on behalf of the (-overnment., and supported by Mr. Robertson, Mr. Nichols, Mr. Jones, und other mem bers. On division the motion was carried by SO against 12, the only members voting with the Ministers being Mr. Macsrthur, Mr. Suttor, Mr. Holt, Mr. Lurd, Mr. Cox, Mr. Buckley, Mr. Marks, and Mr. Holroyd. Mr. Holt moved a series of resolutions in favor of prizes to successful growers of cotton, which, after debate, was negatived by 28 to '. On the motio'n ot' Mr. F...
Agriculture. AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY. No. VI. THE ATMOSPHERE. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
Slgrimltnu. V ?AGRICULTURAL C IIEJIISTllY. so. vi. ' ' ? ?v; Tiie Atmosphere. ? Oxygen lias teen described as one of tho most energetic of elementurv mutters, and wo ltavo given a few instances 'of- its. effects as exhibited liy combustion. Wo shall 'return to tbissubjectaguin presently, but tho consideration of its most important compounds with other substances must be deferred until we como to treat of the substances themselves. And the same course will be pursued as wo proceed with the subject ; merely indicating generally the character of the utlinitics which pertain to tho matter tinder consideration. We will noiv proceed to examine tho contents of tho jar after the experiments referred- to in our last papor. When tho products of combustion havo been absorbed by tho water, if wo plunge a lighted taper into tho jar, it ?will be immediately extinguished ; showing, that what remains will not support flame ; and ita unfitness for the . purposes of respiration would ho- us clearly s...
Original Poetry. ON THE EXISTENCE OF A GOD. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
(Drijimil ^artrij. ' ON TUB BXISTKN'CE OXi' A GOD. HT HENIIV MOSS. Tlicro 'a not a flow'r but, meekly blushing, tells TUo inasicr-liiuid tbut pcnuill'd its I;ilr form ! Tliurc 'fl not ft treu, wliosu blooming folingo swells, But proudly upcukH liis gniudeur in the storm: His tlio bright drapery of tlie uoon-duy sky, And His the cloudless nights' stnr-simiiglud canopy. Tlicro 's lint a stream that nmrin' iiig Rlidcs along But softly breathes sweet music to Ilia praibc; ' -Three \i not a rill but doth, with gmitle .song, Its voice of melody 011 hii;h upraise; 'While from their banks bright ilow'rs, from poldcn wing, yield forth their sweets to Heaven of nature's gathering. There's not a wave that, bounding, sweeps along But, in lis hollow moan, warns sinful man God's wondrous pow'r; wheu from anionjj The depths of ocean's storm, with fearlal span, It crasps the ocean toy, the buoyant brave, And hurls it, sadly shivering, to its yawning grave., ? There's not a cloud that wings its (lig...
Literature. THE LAND QUESTION. AN ESSAY BY S. W. GRAY, Delivered before the Kiama Literary and Debating Society, On Tuesday, the 11th instant. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
ICifraifrat. THE LAND QUESTION. an essay by s. v. a iiay, Delivered before the Kiuma Literary and Debating Society , On Tuesday, the 1 1 th instant. Mr. President und Gentlemen, — In attempting' to investigate the much agitated question with respect to tho disposal of tho crown hinds of this colony; 1 uni fully aware of the difficulty of the task I huvo undertaken. The .difficulty, too, of compressing within tho narrow limits of an essny, such as is admissible before this societv, anything like a lucid und comprehensive view of tlie question, is such, that 1 feci very doubtful of my ability to accomplish the task. Being, however, deeply impressed with tho magnitude of tho interests at stake, and of tho vast importance to tho social and commercial welfare and progress of this colony, of an equitable settlement of this question, I am emboldened to enter upon its investigation, not so much in tho hope of satisfactorily elucidating the subject, as from a desire to induce discussion ; fu...
AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATIONS. iho following paper on the benefits to be derived from the establishment of the above societies, and. tho advan tages of the establishment of an agricultural college, was read at tho last monthly meeting of tho Horticultural Improvement Society, by Mr. G. A. Hell : — The desire of esteem is a feeling common to mankind, and is productive of incalculable advantage to society. It is the parent of emulation ; and, under proper regula tion and restraint, has a tendency to produce individual excellence in the arts and sciences. A sense of its value is visibly portrayed in the history of the human race. Iu tho days of chivalry a sprig of laurel placed upon a certain part of the head, as the insignia of victory, produced keen und daring competition. This universal 'passion lias by common consent beeomo tho medium of excitement to excellence ill all tho arts of social life. The schoolmaster perceives the value of fostering this principle in tho mi...
Sydney Prices Current. (Compiled from the Herald and Empire.) [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
Jqtetj Iftxm CtttM | (Compiled from the Ileruld and Empire.} . .;-i Ales— English, per hhd .. .. 8 5 0 to 0 0 O ' 1 M Bynss's, per dozen .. .. 0 10 0 OOq | Alsop's, ditto .... .. 0 8 0 0 9 0 Arrowroot, per lb ? 0 10 0 1 3 | Ditto, Manilla ? 005 006- Bacon, per lb ? 0 0 9 ' 0 0 10 L Bags, S bushel, per doz ? 0 17 0 0 18 0 * Gunnies heavy, per dozen.. 0 7 0 0 8 0 s Bark, per ton ? 8 0 0 1') 0 0 Beeswax, por lb ? .. 0 0 7 0 0 0 Bluestone, ditto ? . 0 0 5 0 0 0 Broad, per loaf of 2 lb. ... .. 0 0 6 0 0 7 Bricks, English, por 1000 ., 3 17 0 4 0 0 Butter— Fresh, per lb. .. .. 0 0 9 0 1 0 Irish, ditto ? ' .. 0 0 10 0 0 0 Cork Rose, ditto .. ..010 010 American, ditto ? 0 0 10 0 0 0 Dutch, ditto ? 0 0 9 0 0 10 Bottled Fruits, quartz, por doz.. 0 11 0 0 12 0 Candles — Sperm, per lb .. .. 0 1 9 0 2 0 Belmont, ditto .. .... 0 1' 3 0 14 - . . .Moulds, ditto .. .. .. 0 0 5£ 0 0 0' Cement — Roman, per barrel . . 0 16 0 0 0 0 | . Portland, ditto .. .. .. 1 /''l 0 12 0 i -j Cheese— English, per lb. ...
FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
Friday. Tn ths Legislative Council yesterday, the President laid on tho table the report of the Committee on Standing Orders. Captain Lethbridge gave notice of his intention t» bring in a bill lo alter the Constitution of the Upper House. Mr. Knox moved tho adoption of the resolutions pro posed by tho Select Committee on the Separation of iloreton Hay. Mr. Deas Thomson supported the motion, and argue'! that according to the Constitution Act it was obligatory on separation to establish at Moreton Bay tho same torm ot oovernment winch was iu lorce in new Sauth Wales. Mr. llood explained, that in his opinion, without the annexation ofNew England and tho Clarence River, and without the expenditure of Imperial funds, separation was altogether premature. Mr. Holden stated that, on further investigation, lie had become convinced that her Majesty had no legal power to strike the boundary at the Clarence River. The President stated that tho legality of the proposed course was a matter iu whi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
!. ' - i : : : — X ? Important Unreserved Salo. . j ? OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, WINES, SPIRITS !-? . .v''' &o , &o. f 'TV /TR. JOHN COLLIE will Sell by Auction, at Mr [ , ' JLYX Georgo Hall's Commercial Hotel, THIS DAY f . / 'tlio 24th NOVEMBER, tho wholo of tlmt Gentleman's Household Furniture, und Effects ; consisting of j . ? Bedsteads, Bedding r Tables, Chairs Couches, Sofas Wash-stands, find Toilet Tablc3 r ' Swinging and Pier Glasses '' Loo and Dining Tables r- Chests ot' Drawers Glass and Crockery wares A first-rate American Cooking Stovo ; And tho wholo of the ICitchen Utensils ? ' , nlso, ' Tho Entire Stock of Wines, Spirits, Cordials, &c., &c - Terms Cash. 1 1 ' - . ? To Small Capitalists. -an Eligible investment now offers MR. THOMAS COSER having been favored with instructions from the Proprietor, Mr. Montgomery, frill Sell bv Public Auction, ou tlio ground, iu Township :? 'Of Mowra,' Shoalhaven, on MONDAY, DECEMBER the 1st, at noon, A HALF-A...
Parliamentary. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
j^urlinmentatij. ( From the Herald and Empire.) LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Wednesday. j Mr. Towns presented a petition from the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce prajing for the establishment of a Trinity Board for that port. Mr. Knox brought up tho Report of tho Committee of the Separation of the Northern Districts, which was ordered to bo printed. M r. Thomson laid on the table a number of returns. The Destitute Children's Bill was read a first time and ordered for second reading on Friday. The Hills of Lading Bill was passe I through committee, and ordered for third reading on Friday. The Constitution Act Amendment Bill was read a second time, and ordered to bo considered in committee on Friday. At the call of tlie House there wero nine members absent ; but, upon the names being again called, four of them answered. The absent members were then, — Messrs. Busby, Docker, Faithful, Fitzgerald, and Walker. Messages were received from the Assembly bringing up the Remedies oil Bills of Exchange ...
Original Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
(Drigtmtl Cumspntitart It iu to bo distinctly understood that we do uot identify ourselves With the opinions of gentlemen availing themselves of the opportunity of advocating their views iu this department of our journal; norean we undertake to insert any commuui* c-ition not having the writer's namo and address attached tlm -eto— not necessarily for publication, but as a guarautee ol good faith.— Ed.1
MORUYA RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
JIORUYA RACES. The following imperfect report of the Mortira Races has been handed to us by a gentlemen, who received the facts from a friend : — The tirst raco was won by Mr. Jefler'» grey horse Shinher, Mr. Waddle's Sportsman second, nnd Mr. Thomas's Scamp third. Scamp lost the race owing to his having got loose in his stable and indulged to freely in oats or, tho morning of the race. The Welter Race, on the third day, wTis won by Scamp, Mr. Waddle's Sportsman second, and Mr. Juffcr's Slasher third. Tho Publican's Purse, on the same day, was won by Mr. Thomas's Wild Irish Girl, Mr. Francis Flanuugan's Don Juan second, and Mr. Long's Ben Holt third. The Hack Hurdie Race, on the same day, was won hy Mr. Thomas's Wild Irish Girl, Mr. Jlunroe's bay mare second. We will, perhaps, be able to givo more full particulars in our next.
TO MISTER PADDY O'NEIL, ESQ, SHOALHAVEN. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 24 November 1856
TO MISTER PADDY O'NEIL, ESQ, SHOAL HAVEN. (rcr favor of the ' Illawarra Jfcroury.') Arrah Paddy darlin alive, I am alive, sure an nufT, and kicking, l'om as stout ub a countty shintlcman, dat vnil be six foot four and a half in bight, and shoulders like a bow-window. I was goin lo tell yon in my letter, dat 1 rote you do munt before do last but three, I rote it ou de leventy-first of do inunt before crismus but five. Well Paddy darliu. I supposo you bard 1 vosgoin toget marrid to Polly Mulkeeney's, granddaters ant's first-eosins sis ters dater, well tare an lingers, man alive, marrige is a vonderful ting in ti rely, intirely. Arrah, Paddy ma buckel, if you vor niarrid, out and out, you vuld link you vor a lord, for I am liiarrid, and tink I am a lord. tell raaoy by jabers-o-iiagers, 1 mostly forgot de best ov de story, I vos goin to tell \ou in my last letter but five, dat vos about dat spalpeen ov de vurld, sure an null, Jimmy Mar tin, dat von Paddy we used to call fatty Martin, wh...