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SOUTHERN DISTRICTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 27 June 1857
SOUTHERN DISTRICTS. [Abridged from the Qoutburn vapert.) Tin Weather, the Roads, and the Mails. — Tbe mail which left Sydney on Tuesday had not arrived when we went to prosB last night. The weather in tho neigh bourhood of Goulburn has focn very wet, the streets aro iu a frightful condition ; hut the state of tho roads in tho direction of Svdnev is such i»b to put almost a ttop altogether to communication. We know of ono gentle man who declares ho has been a fortnight wading his way up through the mud, and boasts of tbe feat. An adven- turous young Jehu, who readied Picton in two days from Goulburn, is regarded as a marvel of roadsters. Rut really tbe mutter is becoming a very serious one. Put ting aside tho mail question, the Injury to business is enormous. Carriers aro delayed beyond all ptocedent, and it is not wonderful that freight should havo risen to such a figure. We are afraid that somo of our store keepers won't receive their winter goods until summer has set in I When Ins...
MR. D. C. CARTER'S WEEKLY PRODUCE REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 27 June 1857
MR. D. C. CARTER'S WEEKLY I'ltODUCE REPORT. The waters aro beginning to subside, leaving however largo lagoons in tho fortilo hollows. Sufficient time has not been afforded to gather correct Information as to tho amount of damage done in any one of tho thickly popu lated localities about us. The corn crop having boenr a very backward one, by reason of tho rainy soason, & largo quantity still remains in tho fields; and of this tho larger portion has been swept away and destroyed, whilst tho remainder will be more or less damaged, ren* doilng it unfit for shipment Many stacks havo been totally submerged, others surrounded with water to greater or less extent ; and, aa it is entirely raised an the low lands, the fact becomes apparent that this crop has suffered equally with tho corn crop, and tho extent of the mischlof done to both may bo conceived, when It Is stated that maiiy thousands of acrcsof tho most pro ductive lands havo been laid under water for a long time. ? All kin...
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 27 June 1857
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE SOUTH AUSTRALIA. At an early hour this morning we rcceivod Adelaide papers to tho 1 3 ? h instant. The bill for imposing a cap itation tax of £10 per hend upon Chinamen landing in the L^itdative A^-ombly nnd paeoed. A detachment of twenty five soldier* has been sent to Gxiohen Bay to pro* teet the inhabitants of Robt) Town from nnv nossible uggres-ivtj movement upon the part of the horde* of Mongolians constantly arriving there. Despatches have boen received from Mr. Stephen Hack the leader of the exploring expedition to tho north-west portion of South Australia, dated Sfre»ky Bay, 2nd June. Tbe party ! had arrived at Streaky Biy ou the pr- ceding day, four- ! t«en days aftor thdir depurturo from Port Lincolu. Tlio Yatala had arrived some days before the ovorland party, and hiul laoded all the stores and lodged them (safely in tho iron house. Up to this timo everything went on well, and tbe prospects of tbe party were most cheering. Tbe horses had held out roma...
THE SYDNEY PAPERS ON THE FLOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 27 June 1857
THE SYDNEY PAPERS ON THE FLOOD. The Empire writes : — We leatn that a movement will be immediately sot on foot in Sydney to afford relief to the houseless sufferers on tho lluntor. Tho accounts in tho Maitland papers of Saturday, which did not reach us in tiiuo for yesterday's publication, bring down the course of tho irmnd.ition to a 1 .it or noriod than our corrcsnon dent's letter. We regret to say thoy show a more terrible picture of devastation and ruin. Sufficient is now known to assure us that we have not yet known the worst. In eight and forty hours a thriving agricultural district has been converted into a desolate sea. The comfortable cottage and the cultivated field have disappeared beneath the terrible deluge ; and wo cannot calculate the number of those who havo escaped only with their lives. No caso of suffering could occur with profouuder claims on the sympathies and charities of the people at large. Ono of tho high moral etTects of theuc disasters is the sound feeling...
HOME AND FOREIGN EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 27 June 1857
HOME AND FOREIGN EXTRACTS. SLAvr.not.DiNa IIonnoRs in Kentucky. — This neigh bourhood was tho scene of a most shocking tragedy last Sunday night, sumo notice of which appeared in tho last Marysville EogU. The circumstances havo awakened au intenso excitement in the adjacont counties. Tho person killed lived about six miles from this village, and though well to do in the world was not of very good repute* His ! name was James Taber, and ho was murdered by his I own slavo in his own house while lying in front of the | firo on the floor asleep. Tho negro was eonvictod of tho I act to-day under his own confession, and is to bo | hung on tho 11th proximo. He is not at all imjonsibh of tho crime, and seems to have boen terribly wrought upon hy his Into master, and declares that ho does not regret tho deed, that ho was frightfully ill-treated per sonally, and was time and again ordered by Tabor from tbo bouse, for tho sole purpose of compelling the wife w submit to. his (Tabor's) brutal au...
THE FISH OF SYDNEY HARBOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 27 June 1857
THE FISH OF SYDNEY HARBOUR. (From the Sydney Morning IFerald.) The remarks of your correspondent, in tho Herald of the 11th ultimo, on ' Sydney Fish Supplies,' induce in', as a practical fisherman, to carry them out in detail, having regard more particularly to their habitudes ami places of resort, together with suggestions to the nmnt -nr — for success in angling dopenda much more on tackle, bail, '.oenlity, and attention to the wind and ti.le, than the uninitiated imatiiue. A small company, well organised, would no doubt succed, but fishing, I am afraid, will long share the fa'e of many other useful projects in this city, and although every one thinks they would answer, there is not suffi cient unity of action to start any one successfully. Fish. — They may be dividtd into those usually caught in mts, or which, moro nroperly speaking, soldom take a bait, and those co nmonlv caught with the hook and line. G u a rdfihh AND M u i.lp.t. - Among the fi^t class rank guardlish and mullet...
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE. TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE. TASMANIA. Wo have news to the 23rd in-tant. Mr. Oiieoson and the ' Advertiser.' — We hear that Mr. Grcgson has applied to tho publishers of the Advertiser for tho name of tho author of certain libellous articlos recently published in that journal, offering iu tin? event of receiving such information, and on security being given for co-its, to proceed by civil action for damages ngainBt thu author of such libels, otherwise threatening criminal proceedings against the publishers. Tho Messrs. Hal', Wo hear, have prom'sed to give up the name of tho author, if Mr. Grcgson will find security itir cose* iu any »ucu emi action io oe urougnt uy mm. Mr Gn-gson has acceded to these terms, and it remains to bo seen whether tho Mossrs. Hall aio now prepared to comply wiih them.— Taamanian Daily News. Mr. GttEUsoN a.i» Tiir. u MiiRcuaY/'— Wo under fltnud thut the proprietor of thi* journal has received an intimation from Mr. Gre^Ron'* solicitors ?o(h«*#-flrct rli-u. an appl...
SYDNEY INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
SYDNEY INTELLIGENCE. Necessity por a Central Fire Alarum Bell. — In a reo^iifc articlo upon the active progress uf tho two V»d twttor Firo Companies, wo stated that Mr. Andrew Turning, tho founder ot tbo first, had nqucarod the at tention of the M»yor and C .«rt of Aldermen to the eie sirability of erecting a belf ry, with h powerful brll, upon a central aud elevated point in the city, such, for in stance, «s the Police Office, George-street, whence the first sounds of a fire hell, of the neeeshary opacity, would ba imuie (lately and siuiultaneoiifiy heard by toe insur ance offices* brigade, and by the watchmen stationed at the engine houses of the volunteer fire companies, tho one situated at thesnnr.h, the other the norrh extremity of the city. The circumstances which attended the Ore at the saw mi Us of Mr. Good let, at tho bottom of Erskiue ntrect, at two o'clock on tho morning of Thursday lost, have attracted tho especial attention of the C-»urt of Aldermen. No alartu was heard...
TASMANIAN MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
TASMAN1AN MARKETS. Ilobnrt Town, Saturday, Juno 20th. — Hay: Oaten hay, from £9 1 0s to £10 per ton ; barley ditto, from £8 to £8 10s per ton. Flour, Wheat, Unrley : At Wnlker'e Mills— Fine flour, from colonial wheat, £22 lo £24 per ton; wheat, 8s Gd to 9s per huthel ; English barley, 8s Gd to 9s per bushel ; bran, 2s Gd per bushel ; sharps. £12 per ton ; oats, 10s to lis; potatoes, £7 to £8 per ton ; onions, £10 to £l«S per ton. Launceston, June 20.— In the markets there has been a general decline. Tho wheat pur Titania was fold at 7a 3d, but good samples may be worth 7s Gd. Parcels have changed hands at this figure. Flour may be quoted ! £10 tu £18 for seconds aud fino, but we here uf no sales. Oats arc quite nominal. Last sale 10s 5d. but holders ask lis. Hay, pressed, has afco declined, as piices have voty much receded in Sydney. Bran has also sufi'-red a dcel no, and cannot bo quoted at over 2s 9d to 3s per bushel.
SYDNEY MARKETS. Friday Evening, June 26th, 1857. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
SYDNEY MARKKTS. Friday Evening, June 2fith, 1817. ri.onn AMD IiRaim. — ! he quantity ot colonial wheat 1 received by tho millers this week has bocn very trifling. I Its price averages from 7s t- lis per bushel : 9s' has been given for Adelaide wheat. Ihati is still in heavy i demand nt 2s per bushel, ond will continue ao long as tho present high rates of fodder keep up, Messrs. I Barker and Co.'s price has increased to 2s tidperhushol ; I wheat, 7h to 7s 2d ditto. Messrs. Furlong and Kennedy quoto Adelaide flour nt £22 per ton. Flour in every ! other instance remains at £20 per ton for the finest qua'ity, uud £18 for seconds. Messrs Furlong nnd Kennedy quote wheat At 7s to per bushel. Victoria Mills:— Mr. Rnekley reports wheat at 7s to 8s per hu-hel. Messrs. Betkh-mnn and Rate demand for their colonial wheat ftom-7s (Jd to 9s per bushel. — 4d to 5d the 2-lb loaf. Biscuris.— 'Messrs. G. Wilkie & Co. quote cabin bis cuits at Ws ; navy ditto, 19s ; ship ditto 18s per 10U los ; ...
PROPERTY CIRCULAR. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
PROPERTY CIRCULAR. Bnrgis and Bowes report tho following sales effected I during the week : — \ Allotment at Tcmpe, Dale to Reynolds, £20. 20-acre farm, at Lunc Cove, M*Kco to Mills, £5 per | acre. ! House in Cleveland-street, Chippendale, 4 rooms and kitchen, Jones to Kitchener, £'420 wish. 2 houses, Peacock Point, Biilniain, 4 and 5 rooms ench, with ouiltouBes, &c., Rcrgan to Willimus, £750. Allotment at Paddington, corner lot, Aitluy to Douse, £4 15s per foot. A brick-built house (shop) containing 0 rooms, and the adjoining houso, 4 rooms, corner of Riley and Anne Streets, Surrey-hills, Redgato to Rurdon, £S00 cash. Let soveral small farms, from 10 to 20 acres, at fair rentals. Landlords are still asking higher rents for houses than the public seem disposed to give, unless the latter are compelled to take tenements nt tho prices demanded. JiUKGltt and HOWES, auctioneeis, house, land, and estato agents, 284 Giorgc-strcct.
LOSS AND DISTRESS OCCASIONED BY THE LATE FLOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
LOSS AND DISTRESS OCCASIONED BY THE LATE FLOOD. Tlio following statement of losses ftnd of distrcs; wero mado to the committeo nuw silting daily aMhtj School of Arts. ? 1. S. p., whoso case waa mentioned In the 1 Vorthwi Times of Saturday. . . 2. J C , also reported in our usuo of Saturday. 8. J K., FTo*\se.siio'.' Iiend, carpenter, has lost bed ding and clothing. Ho lias four wnall children and o wife, nnd is a proprietor not encumherod Tin* npplicatit might have saved hts property had lio not hern engaged in rescuing a woman who was* bedridden and helpless. The commitioo would think it dcslrahhe to bring the ceseofMrs. Franklin especinlly before the public. She U the wife of the poor man who wa- drowned wh le pre paring to rescuo others. Mrs. Franklin is now in Eug i.m I with her three children. 4. W. R., shoemaker, John-street, has loit bedding and clothing, amounting to £). 5. A. M., Ro' ten-row, whose htisbnnd is In the bush, and who b-itf two children, has lost goods to the va...
MORT'S PRODUCE CIRCULAR. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
MORT'S PRODUCK CIRCULAR. There have been no arrivals this week to test the wool market, nnd prices are repotted nominally the same. The hales sold to-day wero principally the clearing- up lots from various stations. Only part of tho Now /ca lami catalogued had arrived ; that, however, which was sold brought satisfactory prices. T*).XrOW« — Tbo market for home consumption is firmer, and may be quoted 1h to Is Gd per cwt highor. The trado being hare of stock, and the ascertained fact that no mutton tallow can artlvo from the hoilit g estab lishments for some time to come, has caused this ad vance. No transactions for shipment. SifKPHKiNs are wanted, and prices firm. A small lot of washed skins from Now Zealand realised In 2d per Hi. Hii-t:s have not reached such hgnrci as formerly, and parties arc unwilling to purchase, as freights have ad vanced, and the vo&els on tho berth must bo detained for somo timo to come. Stock and Stations. — Some large stations arc under offer, but ...
THE LATE FLOOD—PUBLIC MEETING AT THE SCHOOl OF ARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
TflE LATE FLOOD-PUBLIC MEETING AT THE I SCHOOL OF A UTS. On Monday last a publio meeting was held nt tho School of Arts, in aid of the subscription now opened for tho relief of the distress occasiancd by the late flood. About 300 people attended. Mr L. l-evy m.ived, accondod by Mr. Purvca, that Mr. Peter Grcon tako the chair. The Chairman stntod that a meeting had been con vened by advertisem* nt on the previous Monday* nnd nt that meeting a eoinmiiteo had been nppoinfed to collect statistical information respecting the (osses and distress occasioned by the laic fl -od, and to lay such information before them on that day. The present meeting was therefore nn adjournment of the meeting held on the [»reviouf M ndav. As tho committeo had been engaged in collecting information during tho previous week, und is that information uould doubtless be embodied in the report which the secretary would submit to thetn, nil that ivn* necessary for him to do was to call on the lecretary to read tha...
GOLD CIRCULAR. SYDNEY PRICES CURRENT FOR GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
GOLD CIUtlUr.AU. 8TD2CBY ratCES CUIlKCNT ro It GOLD. Per 07.. Memo .. .. . ? . j£3 1ft 0 Adelong .. .. .. ,'i 14 (J Tambaroora .. ? 3 14 0 Stoney Creek .. .. .. 3 15 fl Sofaln aud Turon ? 3 II) I) ' Hraidwood .. . . .. 3 12 (J Hanging Rock ? 3 12 (i Rooky River (clean).. .. 3 12 0 Omeo .. ..350 English Sovereigns } per cent, premium Americau coins at a premium. Chilian coin nt a discount. French gold aud silver coin at a discount, N. WILSON, 227, Lower George-street. Sydney, Juno 2fi, 1857. ,
COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS. (Abridged from the Sydney Papers) [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS. (Abridged from the. Sydney Papers ) Th* amount of gold coin m-urul by the Sydney Branch of the Royal Mint during tho woek ended June 20th, has been 20,00') half-sovereigns. Tho amount ot gold-dust imported into the same es tnhlishment during tho week for the purpose of coinage has been 1112 ounces. Of this q nullity fiO ounces were received from the- Rocky River diggings. The gold duty collected was thenforo £135 2s. Tho Western Escort arrived this morning from the several gold fields end delivered at the Sydney Branch of tho Royal-Mint tin; following quantities of gold dust From Bathurst, 3 ozs ; Orange, 30 ozs 18 dwts 0' grs ; Stoney Creek, 209 025; Sofala, 2'Jl oz* 7 dwts 8grs; Tamlnroora, 101 om f- dwts ; I onba Creek; 3'-3 ozk 1G dwts 11 grs. Toial 10S2 ozs (i dws 17 grs. Tho Sonthorn Escort, duo to-day, In H not arrived, in consequence of the badness of the roads. A fair amount of business has been transacted this week in the share market, and prices ar...
REPORTS OF LOSSES OCCASIONED BY THE LATE FLOODS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
REPORTS Otf LOSSES OCCASIONED BY THE I late floods. The following reportn wero sent in to tho Flood Relief Committee by the gvntlcmon appointed to inquire info tho losses and distress occasioned by the late fl»#od. We print them verbatim or nearly so, being assured tkiU they will convey a inoro truthful picture of the roal staioof the -case than can be conveyed by tho rhetorical exaggeration of an excited .public meeting. We give tli-m to our readers as part of tho annuls of tho lato inundation. WOODVILLE. Mr. Currcy reports that ho has takon every available opportunity of making inquiries in refcrenco to the dis trict assigned to him (Woo)ville), and has not been able to find any caso of distress. ruftSNIX I'AtlK, MORPKTII, AND NMIKOWOCT. GsNn.oiKN— The following is the report of tbo infor mation obtained by me iu regard to the losses and distress occasional by the late flood in tho different localities about Morpeth, viz. — Phomix Park, Narrowgut, Hinton, Harty's Swamps, &...
Colonial Secretary's Office. Sydney, 25th June, 1857. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
Colonial Socretrrv's Office. Sydney, 25ih June, 1857. bir,— I am chrrctcd by the uoioumi secretary to ac knowledge the receipt of your two letters of the 23rd instant, and to state that ho is much gratified to find by your report that there are not any ca*e*, so far as you have heard, of distress, occasioned by the late flood at the Hunter, requiring Immediate aid in clothing or food, most of the families who obtained shelter in the town of Maitland and nt Morpith having, it appears, by the sub aiding of the waters, been enabled to return to their | dwellings. | You will, however, havo tbo goodness to report, from ' time to timo, such further particulars as you rnny be able to ascertain r-Kpeeii»g the sufferers by this inundation. 1 have, &c\, (Signed) W. Ki.taiid. Tho Police Magistrate, Maitlnnd.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 1 July 1857
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Mn. TIalk of Wianson. — WVregre* hsvin-r tn re 0'»H the drca o ami! interment of ohp of th* old***' In. habitant* nf thn Windsor dis'Hn*, Junta H d»\ K-q. Jin expired At hi* residence in F.irfw'd. on Sundiir la-f. Hi* remain* warn borne to hin earfMy horn*. Thorn w*« a mnro numerous nnd ro-p^cUblo attondanco to witn^M tha A'td c«r«m'iny tlmi nnv we ever remember to biivft*e*n in our town. — St/ 'Inn/ Paper. Tuk Ni.wcastm; Hacks. 1807. — Thn*i of on«* cit» *fm« who arn addicted to thn pleasures of tho turf will, (JouHthw*, ba glad to leirn tha'. th« wulncriptiMn-'i-t for tho n*Xf. annu d 11 in^ot' is programing v*ry f*v«»r-thly. A m^etin? will ho h*»b| at Mr. Macn«v\ C»lir»rni»* H ?te\ nn Mondiy evening in furthecanco of the inovomant. Wh aro tfivHn to imd«e«und that in con., sequence «»f thn latii e-ibimity »t Mul'Und, which Inn cut a irlnom ov»»r Iha '.ntiro diAtriat, there t* noma like lihood of thrt R\ces being postpouod for a abort period looffar. — Telr grap...