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No title [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 29 March 1851
[Wo publish the following letters of Mr. Aaron and Mr. Jennings, from very different motives. Both, as the writers take caro to show, have been rejected by other Journals. With respect to the first gentleman's epistle, we confess wo havo but a very slender excuso for printing it-his own pressing solicitation. With Mr. Jennings the case is very different. It appeared to us, that in a matter most seriously concerning his character, bo had been unfairly used by our contemporary tho Freeman's Journal. A .capital offence was charged against him ; ho was tried for his life, and acquitted. The Freeman publishes an elaborate article, pointedly impugning the verdict of tho jury ; Mr. Jenningsl-epucs to these remarks, and admission is refused to his letter, lie thinks that tho publication of his reply is necessary to the vindication of his character, and, under those circumstances, wo open our columns for its publi- cation."-ED. E.] To the Editor of the Empire. Sm-The enclosed having boen rej...
THE EMPIRE'S LETTER BOX, BRITISH COLONIZATION,— No.V. SUPPLY OF LABOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 29 March 1851
THE EMPIRE'S LETTER BOX-, BRITISU COLONIZATION,^^ Vf . SUPPLY OP Ï.ABOUR* I, *..£ ' We resume the consideration of our sub- ject _at^a perio'd of \'¡great interest-when the growing conviction of the necessity of »onie practical^qdc, Censuring a regular supply offreejuidiotelligent labour, and the near approach of1» portentous event, viz., the political emancipation of the labouring class in the colony, give incalculable im- portance to every consideration which bears on our physical and moral well-being. In our preliminary articles we attempted to show the utter negligence and criminal disregard which England has manifested towards her young colonies. We glanced at the greatness of their future prospects. We gave expression to our preference of those Southern Colonies, as fields for emi- gration, over all the other dependencies of tlie British Crown, Wo further argued that the embarrassments and disappoint- ments resulting from the blind adoption of every new project of colonisation...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 29 March 1851
FOR LAUNCESTON DIRECT. fil H E 'fast sail i ner schooner X BROTHERS, ' 61 tons, C. Roy, master, will sail for the above-named port on, TUES- DAY next. For freight or passage apply to tho Alastor on hoard, at the Flour Company s Wharf ; or to M. METCALFE, Custom House. March 26. 554 FOR SAN FRANCISCO DIRECT. npo sucrée«) thp Adirondack, X that fine Al Ship, E D GAR, Captain Smith, COO tons burden ; has all her dead weight engaged, will sail for the above port with dispatch. For freight or passage, apply on board, at the Circular Quay ; or to F. W. CLARKE, \530 Jamison-street, FOR CALIFORNIA. - rp II fi finp American ship X ROBERT BOWNE, 505 tons, F. G. Cameron, commander, will succeed the Martha, and having the greater portion of her cargo en- gaged, will sail with despatch direct for San Fran t-'isi'O. This ship is now alongside tho Circular Wharf, Micro parties are in\ ited to inspect her accommo- dations. For freight or passage apply to the master, on hoard ; or to S. WILKINSON; J...
THE NEW ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 29 March 1851
TUE NEW ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS. While the Roman Ca' holies of this country were a suffering and oppressed body-when they were shut out from any of the ordinary rights and privileges of citizenship, on ac- count of their religious belief-the sympathy and support of the people generally were cor- dially given to them. Their efforts to free tlipmselves from oppression-to raise them- selves to that same level of toleration and of civil right where all other sects were per- mitted to stand as brothers and fellow sub- jects-were viewed with approbation by the friends of rational freedom ; and their ulti- mate success was considered a triumph of common sense, no less than of justice. The Roman Catholics, however, seem to have misunderstood the English people in this matter-if we may judge from the impertinent nomination just made by the Pope, and by the complacent glorification of Cardinal Wiseman (the soi-disant Archbishop of West- minster) in his pastoral letter, which uus read in the Ro...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE, ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 29 March 1851
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE, ;, March .28,-Emma Prescott,, brig, W tons, Captain Aldrich, .front'.Ban «Erancisoo- tho 10th January, and Tahiti the loth february, in ballast. I'nssengers-Mr. H. Füge,-Mr. R. Martin, Mr. Davis, Mr. Walka^/MrATSäa&T'Mr. Gustacher, and Mr. M'Donal^ ^ «Hjwim March 28.rT^px^deri,i)J[Jíjg,í8hip, 308 tons, Captain Thomas' ¡Li¡\^¿,i/}:oni,\Saii, Francisco the 7th Docenibor,.Xahjiunaj&fJt February, and Upolu the 1st March, j Passcngurfl-r-Mr. Charles Hylon, Mr. Alfred E. Bushj> finaJ( Miss . Bissei, a native of Upolu. OH)Î~ ¡»i i-i. u-, : *** The Ship and two Schooners signalled last «veiling, liad not entered the Heads at the time of our going to Tress. ' -, .
FACTS AND SCRAPS. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 29 March 1851
FACTS AND SCRAPS. Punch says that the object of Mr. Stuart Wortley's Marriage Bill is to spike an eccle- siastical canon. *'M>»n,M says Adam Smith, "is an animal that makes bargains. No other animal does this-ino.dog exchanges bones «iib another." A.raan's virtue shall not be measured by his efforts, but by what be does ordinarily. Tile'calculation of riches and poverty is truly fantastical; that the man who wants n million should be a prince, and he who wants a groat a beggar; that lie who breaks for ¿El00,000, and injures thousands, should be re- spected" and' pitied : whilst he who fails for only a .few hundreds, and injures but a few, should ,be despised and condemned.- T-.WJ ter's Jtfemoirs. PROGRESS.-There is nothing so revolu- tionary/ because there is nothing so unnatural and so convulsive to society, as the strain t-> keep things fixed, when all the worUl is, by the very law of its creation, in eternal pro- gress; and th? cause of all the evils in the world may be tra...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 29 March 1851
THE PHRENOLOGIST AND THE RIVAL, SUITORS.-In the course of Mr. Andrew Combe's residence in Paris, M. S- (a foreign fiicnd) introduced to his daughter a lover whom he regarded as worthy to receive her hand, and to inherit his fortune ; but, unfortunately for the old gentleman's choice, the young lady had already found a lover for herself, to whom she was warmly attached, and as she had taken her mother into her con- fidence, she now appealed to her for support. The mother, after seeing both suitors, greatly preferred Eugenie's choice ; but the father's friend held a superior social position to that of his rival, and was therefore strongly sup- ported by the father. During Dr. Combe's visits to the family, they had frequently been struck by the acute and correct descriptions which, with the aid of phrenology, he gave them of the talents, and dispositions of indi- viduals whom he met at their circle, and whom they knew intimately ; and ns both parents loved Eugenie dearly, and aimed onl...
THE SMITHFIELD DROVER. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 29 March 1851
, THE SMITHFIELD DROVER. A uiglit drover, a verj' good-looking young - man, gave me the following statement. He had just left the market when I saw him, and wore a thick corduroy jacket, a strong leather i apron, and very coarse heavy shoes : " I am a night drover," he said, " aud have all my life been a drover. I don't remember my parents. They died when I was young. I'm l8 now, and I've got a living in Smith- field with nobody to help me» and have helped a j-ounger brother these 10 years. My name's-. My Christian name, sir?-I don't know what you mean. I don't know what a Christian name is. No, I don't un- derstand anything what Christianity K I used first to mark the sheep what was sold in Smithfield with ochre. I've sometimes made 2s. Gd. on a very good market day. The ochre cost mc Gd. I drove a little, as a boy, and for five years bud neither badge nor stamped stick, nor anything of that sort ; but here's my badge now." [The man here showed me his stick with the proper mark, bu...
TRADES' ARTICLES. No. XI.—THE PAINTER. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 29 March 1851
TRADES' ARTICLES. No. XI.-THE PAINTER. BV ALFRED PYNE. The House and Sign Painter represents the common sense and material form of art-its household use and nature. Ile docs not embody imagination, but copies every day practical requirements. His is not the glowing poetry, but the sterling steady prose of colors. He does not study, he learns. Painting with him is a busi- ness, not a profession. The work of the Carpenter, the enterprise of the Shop- keeper, and the grace of the Architect would be destroyed or lost, without his conservative aid. The strong timbers would corrode and give way, leaving the noblest fabric in a short time a wreck, were the painter to discontinue his labour. He meets the first assault of the atmo- sphere and parries the subtle force of the all-destructive oxygen, by a skilful layer of colour. The sun himself is met in his vigour, and the summer-rays arc powerless to crack or split up the door or shutters, when skillfully covered by paint. The handicraft of ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 29 March 1851
, FLOOR CLOTIIS AT REDUCED PRICES, LARK AND BENNETT have this day .reduced the price of their Floor Cloths to ' 3s. 6d. the square yard. 407, George-street. M4 ORTRAlTS.-Mr.DELOHERY, Portrait Painter, over Mr, M4Call's, opposite the Old Burial Ground, George-street, in soliciting public patronage, begs to state that his terms for Portraits aro moderate, and the LIKENESSES GUARAN- TEED. 551 CORKS ! CORKS I ! CORKS ! ! ! To Wine and Spirit Merchants, Grocers, and i . Others. WILLIAM ALLEN, late foreman to William Nimmo and Co., Cork Cutting Establishment, having taken the above business in hand on his own account, is now fully prepared to execute orders for all descriptions of Corks and Bungs. Orders left at Wm. Allen's Cork Fac- tory, York-street, opposite the Butchers' Market, punctually attonded to. Cork Solea cut to order, Cork shavings always on hand. N.B.-Two or three Cork Cutters wanted im- mediately. 442 WHITTLE'S SUPERIOR COALS. IT1IIE Undera gned hess respectfully to eall J-...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 31 March 1851
PRESERVED FRESH HERRINGS. NOW LANDING, ex Achilles, Gobbler's Pi-cservcd Fnusn UEnniNCs, in 21b tins. This is a delicacy in high repute, and fully equal to preserved salmon. E. C. WEEKES & CO., 450, George-street, 556 Near the Post Office. RESSING CASES.-A beautiful assort mont of ladies' and gentlemen's rosewood, plain and ornamental, just received. HENRY PARKES, Huntcr-stroet. SUNDRIES. CEYLON CURRY POWDER, the true India Curry Mustard, in tins, and 1 lb. and è lb. bottles Soap, first quality, 1 cwt. and * cwt boxes Blue, superior quality. Washing Soda Mould Candles, from tho best refined tallow Bath Bricks Whiting Blacking, Day and Martin's, in bottles Pasto Blacking-ditto in tins Best English Starch Scotch Oatmeal, warranted genuino Patent groats, in tins Bermuda Arrowroot Pearl Sago Basket Salt Liverpool Salt, in 2 cwt. bags Dairy Salt ditto Hock Salt, in largo lumps London Vinegar/in hhds., quarter casks, bottled and draft Tobacco pipes, in 10 and 20 gross boxes Manila...
COASTERS OUTWARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 31 March 1851
COASTERS OUTWARDS. Mardi 29.-Louisa, 15, Green, for Shoalhaven, in ballast ; Active, 40, Melville ; Elizabeth. 32, Poylo ; Trial, 40, Bamford; Traveller's Brido, ,'>2, Lindquist ; Coquette, 72, Johnson ; John,.20,. Morgan ; ali for Newcastle, with sundries ; Hawkesbury Lass, 14, livers, for tho Hawkesbury. Hiver, in ballast ; Traveller, 9, Edwards, for; Brishano Water, in ballast ; William the Fourth, steamer, 54, Sullivan, tor Wollongong, with sun- dries ; Gitana, 15, Francis, for Brisbano Water, - in ballast; Magnet, 17.. Samuels, for Brisbane 'Water, in ballast ; Fancy, 33, Brown, for Merim- bula, with sundries ; Bee, 12, Smith, for Kiama, with sundries ; Champion, 52, Boneaud,' 'for tho Clarence River, with sundries ; Paterson Packet, 41, Brown, for the Paterson, with sundries ; Rose, Htcatuer, 172, Harding, for Morpeth, .with sim- j dries.
POETRY FOR THE PEOPLE. SOMETHING WRONG SOMEWHERE. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 31 March 1851
POETRY FOR THE PEOPLE. SOMETHING WRONG SOMEWHERE. BY EmVAItD YOUL. Birds find their lodgings in tho eaves : Bats have their homes in sewer and drain, Torpid, beneath the last year's leaves, Tho unmolested snakes remain ; Tho little dormouse in her cell, Dug dee]) in root of forest oak, Has slept since first the snow-flakes fell, Secure,-and has not ouco awoke. But women and mon, i' the frozen street, Are houseless-houseless every night ; And children, till tho cold, grey light, Trample tho town with weary feet. Deeper than frost, beneath tho mould, Pierces its way the garden worm ; Tho snail withdraws its horns from tho cold ; Thc ant in her nest keeps winter term, Green backed bootle, and slimy slug, And speckled eft, have quarters warm ; The woodlouse under tho bark is snug ; Tho earwig takes no wintry harm. But women and men i' tho frozen street, Aro houseless-houseless every night ; And children, till the cold, grey light, Trample the town with weary feet. Many-logged creatures,...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 31 March 1851
Thc Sir John Franklin reports tho Juno (hence lor a trading voyage) having left Tongataboo about the 7th February, for Tahiti, sho liad 250 pigs on board for that place. Tho Juno would leave Tahiti for Sydney direct. Tho Perseverance has experienced some very rough weather. Un Sunday, the 10th, when outside the Straits sito had a heavy gale from tho S.W. ; this continued for six or seven davs, with a varia 1 ion of N.W. and W. X, W. She sighted a brig and n schooner off Cape Farewell. Spoke the Emu. for Hobart Town, from AVcllington.il days out, ott' Capo Terrarvitti, on tho 12th instant; sighted an English barque apparently bound for Wellington, off Manna, in the Straits, on thc 12th instant. The Lady Blackwood has been out twelve mouths. Slio has had very rougit weather. Fish have been exceedingly scarce. She experienced the same gales as the Australian and Nelson, here- tofore reported. The Lady Blackwood spoke thc Pocklington, whaling barque, Captain Bolger, on the '.Ith Novembe...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 31 March 1851
UHR OF CHEMISTRY.-Among other ex ?pcrimtMits, the powers of the hlenehing liquids \vere exhibited. Soon ntV'-r the exhibition two of the old wives of Kilnitmy lind the following dialogue:-"Our minister," «>nys one, "is iinethitig short o' n wnrlock; he was teaching the folk to denn ciaos hut (without) sont).3' *'' Aye, woman," was the reply, " I wish he wud tpnch me to muk pnrritoh but meal."-H mina's Life of Dr. Chnlmers. A Germnn writer o' servo, in a late volume on the social condition of Grent Brimin "There is such ii scarcity of thieves in Eng- land, that they are obliged to oftur n rewurd for their discovery."
AUSTRALIAN NATIONALITY. To the Editor of the Empire. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 31 March 1851
AUSTRALIAN NATIONALITY. To thc Editor of the Empire. Sin - Your highly talented "correspondent, " Spectator,'" has, and with good reason, declined to review tho proceedings nt tho Royal Hotel meeting on last Thursdny,'~27th instant. There was ono speech, or raphsody uttered, which demands allusion, inasmuch as its tendency is ttl create au ill-feeling against tho friends, and to strengthen thc enemies, ol' Liberty and Inde- pendence. 1 allude to tho intemperate speech of "Mr. Geo." If that "chartist mob orator," (as Dr. M'Kellar called him), wishes this country under a loreign yoke, he may have spoken tho language of his own heart, but of no portion of the Australian community ; ho might as well have substituted '. Tri-colour" for Stars and Stripes," for those I who are ranged under the latter banner, have as I much love to us, as those who follow and pride in the former. Ko ! as Dr. M'Kcllar said, " if wo arc to change our Hag, let us have ono of our own." Yes-lot us have ono of ou...
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 31 March 1851
DEPARTURES. March 29.-Star, barque, 212 tons, Captain Eury, for the South Sea Fisheries, with whaling stores. Passenger-Mr. Georgo Mona. March 29.-.Santiporo, barque. 515 tons, Cap- tain T. Robinson, for Manila via Newcastle, in ballast. March 30.-Guardian, barque, 401 tons, Captain Young, for Guam.
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. WHY "A VILLAGE TYRANT"? To the Editor of the Empire. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 31 March 1851
ORIG 1NAL CORRESPONDENCE. WHY "A TILLAGE TYRANT"? To thc Editor of thc Empire. Sin-I do not think that the plaintm in tho action Lawson v. "Weston, has in any way deserved tho strictures you have made upon- him in your issue of this day ; and had you paid duo attention to the case, you could not, I think, have failed to perceive, that tho doctrine, which tho verdict has established, may, and probably will, result in tho ruin of many a lia rd working farmer, What, I will ask, is likely to bo now tho posi- tion of the owner of a farm, through which such reads have been permitted to be used hythe public, through tho good nature, or carelessness of pre- vious proprietors ? "Why that they may be claimed as a matter of right, without any corresponding obligation (for all that appears) either to replace slip "rails, or shut-gates ;-and that consequently the owner will be compelled to put up a double line cf fencing, at an expense greater, perhaps, than the whole value of his property. Fair...
COASTERS INWARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Empire — 31 March 1851
COASTERS INWARDS. March 29.'-Magnet, 17, Samuels, from Brisbane "Water, with 4SI)' bushels sholls ; Traveller, 9, Edwards, from Brisbane Water, with 300 bushels .shells ; Defiance, 15, West, from the Hawkesbury Hiver, with 400 bushels maize, 220 bushels wheat, 2 cwt. honey ; William the Fourth, steamer, 54, Sullivan, from Wollongong, with 154 bags wheat, 71 kegs butter, G casks ale, 12 trusses hay, 14 ])igs, ß calves, 4 tons bark ; Hawkesbury Lass, 14, livers, from the Hawkesbury, with S000 shingles, 400 bushels sholls ; Gitana, 15, Francis, from Bris- bane Water, with 400 bushels sholls ; Boc, 12, Smith, from Kiama, with 110 bags barley, 20 kegs butter, 09 cases, 50 boards, 3 bags bacon, 4 pigs ; stranger, 27, Croad, from Newcastle, with 1250 bushels wheat ; Elizabeth, 32, Doyle, from New- castle, with 38 tons coals; Traveller's Bride, 32, Lindquest, from Nowcastlo, with 40 tons coals ; Active, 40, Melville, from Newcastle, with 54 tons coals ; Hose, steamer, 172. Harding, from Mor...