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CALIFORNIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
CALIFORNIA. By the arrival of the Juanita, at Sydney, we are in possession of papers to the 19th November: — The principal intelligence is relative to the Presedentia election which had created immense excitement through out the entire State, and, according to the following, figures, so far, the result is in favor of Mr. Buchanan the democratic pro-slavery candidate. Buchanan ? 49,768 ' Fillmore ? . . 31', 047 'Fremont ? ? ? ? ? .1 -.19,077 Buchanan over Fillmore 15,721 Bnchannn over Fremont :-. .1, . . ... . . 30,(i!)l Fillmore and Fremont over Buchanan 3,358 Tho Ncio York Times givez the total receipts of gold from California for 1856, up to and including tho month of October, at 31,602,355 dollars; same time in 1S55, 30,876,762 dollars. Increase in 1856, 725,593 dollars. The Daily Town Talk of 16th November says : — The history of life in California, since its settlement by Americans is one of romance more startling than can be produced in the whole world of fiction. We know hun ...
NOWRA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
, ? V NOWIU. . Our readers will have noticed a communication in ! o a- last from ' our Shoalhaven correspondent, ; respecting the road between Shoalhaven and liraidwochl, and some ot.her matters. The com plaint is one which proceeds from almost every part of the colony.; - uovernmeiiL uus- ,nevi:i.-t.un.yu u..jr other '-interest in snch -localities ..than. to. raise n revenue from thein by 1 lie s.ile of landt and to make ih^vn'thc sites of the exercise of its official patron age; ;\But in. 110 'district is this complaint more just than it is in thoeo-of the southern const. ' We have recently seen ihow little sense of responsibility -iiis heenilelt in ' consequeuce of the lnrgo returns tl-om Crown Laud Sales -in the township and'neigh - Uonrli'ind'of Kinniti. The things which 'alone can -jistiiv'lhe' l'ili-'i'iT ' es »: aid for land 111 lliafvit'int -.4* are withheld with scarcely an expression of regret — the money is pockctcd and there the matter ends. Now we do not call that hone...
Foreign. UNITED STATES. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
/minir. UNITED STATES. By tho arrival of tho Juanitn, from San Francisco, at Sydney, wo have news from the States to tho 20th October. Wo take the following extracts, which will be found fo contain tho most interesting items, from tho dillVront papers: — DISUNION* AGITATION. A grand barbecue was held recently at Ninety-Six, South Caroline, in honor of Mr. Preston H. Brooks. That gentleman was made tho recipient of two moro goblets — 0110 of gold and tho O'.lier of silver — and of two walking stioks. He was the object of encomiastic addresses from Senator Toombs, Governor of South Caroline, and General McGowan; and himself delivered n speech. He said among many things of a similar s -rt : 'I believe it on my responsibility to yon as your, honoured representative, that tho only available means of making that hope effective is to cut asunder the bonds that tie us together, and ' take our separate positions in t ie family of nations. These are mv opinions. They havo always been my- opin...
The Metropolis. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
J/ljt BWrirjialk : [FROM OUJl OWN C-jRBESrONDENT.] j - Tvotwitlistmulin^ tlio operations of trndo and Commerce ' during tlio. Inst. year were in coinpiirativelv a depressed f)t;ite, it -is Bfttisfactory to find, by an official statement of. tlie coloninl revenue to Dee. 31st last, tlmt there was 11. clear-incrciise of £S2,237 os. 4d. 011 the year, as compared ! with 1855. Tlie principle item of increase is in the Cns-j toms' denartment. amountinir to tho lp.i-£re sum of £+1,665 12s. 3d. The other sources ot' improvement nra in jmbliouns and other lioenses, rents, ]iostago, lines, and , speciiil reccipts-; the -li'crease is exhibited in duties 011 distilled spirits, land sales, and lees of office. Altogether this is a. la-vorablo aspect of oar colonial -afluii-s ; and as the Legislature -have miinit'ested a desire-to nut down tlio : expenditure, whioh, it must bo confessed, they have done! injudiciously in somccases, we may confidently anticipate ? that not only will public service b...
TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
TASMANIA, We have Hobiirt Town news to the 25th, and Liiunnes fion to the 27th instant. It will bo seen by the subjoined extract from tho Daily News that tho Ministry havo sustained a defeat in tho Upper House:— Tho Legislative Council havo refused to rend a second time the ' Bill to abolish the oHicc of Surveyor-General, transfer tho duties of such oihee to the Secretary ot Public Lands and Works ; to assign a permanent salary to the Secretary, and to se'eure a pension to Robert Power, Esq. Surveyor-General,, upon his retirement.' On a division the hon oroble member for Meander,- tho representative of Government iu tho Legislative Counil, found himse.'f the solitary 'Aye' on tho Government sido of tlio Houso, ton members vot ing against the second reading. Ministers were evidently very much taken by surprise by this unexpected result, nnd Mr .Nairn went so far as to move the imme diate adjournment of the Council until next day, 011 tho ground that 'after the decisfon tho Council ha...
[FROM THE PAPERS.] [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
I f f ItOM. THE TAl'ERS.] Crown Lands Within tub Settled HisTnicrs.— Ili3 Excellency the Governor Gonoral, with the advice ot the Kxecutive Council, has directed that for tho future the veai-h rental for all leases of Crown Lands within the settled districts obtained under tho regulations ot 3Ut March, 1848, whether by pre emption or at auction, shall not be jess than one pound per square nulc.— Government ^Gold.— The amount of gold coin issued by the Sydnov u;.n.,nl.'/iF ♦tin'TJnvnl Jli ht durintr the week ended tneJlli January, las been 10,000 sovereigns The amount of gold dust imported into the same estHliiymient for tlie pur pose of coinage during the week has been 2151 ounces. Of th'iW quantity 175 ounces was received Iroin the liocuy liivur digging*'- — Jlcra/t/, Jan. 10. 'Lamd Sam-Vs. — At. the Crown Lands Office, Shoalliiucn, 011 Tnesdav, the 27th January. One lot, G10 acrec, CVonlilnivei'i llivr-r, iijiset pr'ue .£1 per acre. Village ot ?jNowrn: 28 lots, 2 roods each, lipsc...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. The Adelaide journals are to tho 27th ultimo. Chief Justice Cooper has left for a trip to Engln.id, for the benefit of his health. Prior to his departure he wns entertained at a public breakfast by the members of the Bar nnd other gentlemen. Meetings were being held in the different country dis tricts, to choose representatives for tho forthcoming Par liament. . The openining of tho Gnwler Railway ns far ns Salis bury wns fixed for tho 29th ultimo. The Goomva Tramway.— We lia've received frequent complaints of tho insufficiency of tho accommodation afforded to tho public on tho Goohva Tramway. It is said that the two trains that rnn daily rnovc at a provok ing slow pace, nnd that very great injury is done to the trade of tho district trom tho want of more effective management upon tho line. Goods lie exposed to the weather, and very serious damage is occuring. The com pluinlsthat havo reached us proceed from quarters worthy of attention, nnd wo hope tho Government w...
Local. COURT OF REQUESTS. MONDAY, JANUARY 5. (Before Messrs. Irving, Smith, Ellis, and Gordon.) [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
jCnnit. COURT OF REQITESTS. I ^Ionda\yJanuary 5. (Before Messrs. Irving, Smith, Ellis, and Gordon. ) Thomas Elliott v. Charles Fairs, Esq. Mr. Rogers appeared for t,' 0 plaintiff, and Mr. Owen for the de fendant. The sum sought, to bo recovered was £7 l!!s. This claim was nn.de for a keg of butter weighing 00 lbs. for one pig and one calf, allogcd to have been delivered at tho store of the Ilhuvarra steamer, fnr whii'h v»*Knl Mr. I'airs is agent, to be conveyed bv that vessel to the plaintiff's agent in Sydney. The delivery took plaeo 011 two seperate days, but tho articles had not been received by the agent. 'J his took place nt the time when tho opposition existed between the owners of the Illawarra and tho Kiama Steam 1'aeket Company. Two of Mr. Elliott's sons gave evidence of the delivery of the articles in question. I11 their cross-examination* by Mr. Owen, they were questioned as to whether it was not by the Kiaina the goods were shipped, instead of the illawarra. The plaintif...
The Australian Colonies. VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
€l)i Ittsftairntt Cnlnuici VICTORIA. The arrival of the Wonara Wotiga in Sydney, on Mon day last, put us in possession of papers to tho 2nd inst., ' o which we noto tho following : — His Excellency Sir Henry uui kly announced to both Houses of Parliament on tiio 30th ultimo, by message, that lie had assumed tlio Governmint. Committees wero appointed in both Chambers lo prcparo addresses in reply. His Excellency held a leveo on Now Year's Day. which Was numerously attended by the elite of Melbourne, nnd nddresses presented by tho Houses ot Parliament, Cor porations, Clergy, nnd other public bodies, to which his Excellency returned appropriate replies. Nearly 2000 persons attended the levee. . In the Legislative Council on the 3tst ultimo, Mr. M'Combie, brought before the House tho case of Messrs. liUli' and Drake. He said that ho should bo glad to follow the example of other honorable members, and havo postponed his motion, but, Dr. Lang had been engaged nt JJallnnrtit getting eviden...
TITLE DEEDS READY FOR DELIVERY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
: : TITLE DEEDS READY FOR DELITERY. The Deeds specified in this List being ready for d. * livery, on payment of the authorised fee, to the Grantee or their Agents duly authorised, (authorities must bea1' the signature of tlio Grantee, attested by a Magistrate * . tlie foes ire according to the Scale at the foot of thi* ? list,) it is requested that early application may bo made for there at this ?Ollicc. Parties applying for Deeds are particularly requeued to state the number placed against those they^jnay re- ; qaire. . ' :l!'i 385 William Attivy, St. Yincent,,3oa»: : ,Ur v ?. 1090 Rev. J. Barnier, Kiam:i^2r.- ' 1091 Ditto, ditto, 2r. ^ i /;'*,. /-?' 1092 Ditto, ditto, 2r. '' -*' ? ' , ' . ; 1131 John Booth, -St. Yihoent, l-15a./ 1132 Ricl.avd .(lartlett,': ditto, 1 17a!.' 1 133 Janies Baijiam,1 ditto, l'DOa. rZOttf Patrick :.Cu«rey, rfittb^ -183«. : .,-!:f205-Charfes Comerford, ditto, 110a. / ;; 1206 1 Charles 'Cameron, Camden, 7a. 24p. / 609. Patriok Daly, St. Vincent, 1 17a. ; 6...
The Country. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
®Jit Cmmfrtj. The Murder at Auhurn Vale, New Eno-land. ? We learn from a further lotter received by Mr. Borthwickr from his station, Auburn vale, Byron, New Kngland, that tho Chinaman who we recently reported fiad murdered a woman there, and severely wounded her children, had made his escape, for the time. The letter dated lsil. «r December slates; — 'O11 tho night of Friday, tho 1 2th,. after we bad been in bed about two hours, Howard's child ren came running down with the alarming inteligonce that the Chinaman had been at the station, and murdered their mother. We got to tho station with all haste, and found the unfortunate woman laying about twenty years from tho g!iuyuh,quito dead, and in a most hori Tying state belli'* stabbed in several places, and mangled in an indescribablo slate. Martin [her son] happened to bo on the station that night., ill order to bring tho sheep down to shear early noxt morning; ho barely escaped with his. life, having been stubbei\ 'in tho side, betwe...
Agriulture. GOVERNMENT AID TO AGRICULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
Igrmltntt GOVERNMENT AID TO AGRICULTURE. ( From the Argus.) Half a century since, Sir John Sinclair pointed out the good that might be done by a direct re cognition of the right of the tillers of the soil to more consideration than they received from the Government of England. This right was never denied, but the only assistance or encouragement afforded was the granting of small sums, from time to time, in aid of the societies formed by private individuals. Until the system of national education was established in Ireland, it was not acknowledged as a part of the duty of the Government, by ^originat ing improvements, to create a desire in the public mind for information, nor to bring forward prominently, and place in the position where they could be of most use, the men best qualified to teach others. With the exception mentioned, the ' let alone ' system has been consistently carried out. Every thing is left to private enterprise ; but, unfortunately, the expansion of the public m...
Literature. POETRY Read before the Kiama Literary and Debating Society, on the 14th of October, 1856. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
©fraitmt. P O E T It Y . AN ESSAY BY C. D. YOrHO. Mead before the Kiama Literary and Debating Society, on the 14/A of October, 1850. Mr. President and Gentlemen — It will probably be admitted that the cultivation of what is termed polite literature, is fully as distinctive a characteristic of genuine civilization as that of the exact or physical sciences. I remember having somewhere read an observation to the effect that the difference between a civilized man and a bar barian is nowhere more conspicuous than in the ideas which they severally entertain of the heavens above us. I think that the difference between civilization and barbarism is at least equally prominent in the notions which men in those dif ferent states hold in regard to each other. The physical sciences may be, and are, cultivated and encouraged in countries where the people arc still immersed in all the political and religious barbarism which could disgrace the darkest ages. It is well known how liberally all the ac...
THE COURSE OF LEGISLATION. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
. THE COURSE OF LEGISLATION. 'Wis AilK not awivc of any vevy striking fruits / yet exhibited .of the 'responsible' system of (aovcvnnicnt-, and of complete representation in tho Legislature: Our Government introduces ? no measures which Mr. Thomson might not ? have introduced under : tho old system. The only -place. -where benefits are assignable is in retrenchment; and even there, the instances ? -aro few, -gome of them not j udge'd with - perfect 'wisdom. Those great things on which the action of responsibility must take effect, if it take effect at .all, arc entirely in nlxsyancc, or all proposed by Gwernment. W-c are ? not. to- look : to that . -high Ajuarter for ^single project tow.ards the amendment- of tlic repne ? -sentitionj and the reform of Parliament. - That 1 -mat er is. left ; to a private liand: y ? and it may be - fairly . cxpccted 'that -the hostility which gave at ? the go-by ?,vill be .'Strcirrg enough sto liindcr its y. completion with other auspices. . : ' . ? M...
WEEKLY CALENDAR. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
^ ? wkrk.lv calendar, 2 g S ItlOH WATltn AT MONTH .AT. 3 » « WOI.LONOO.Na. . g -g i ? ? ' « ? »0RN. EVES., 11. M. II. M. H. M. H. M. Jan. 12 .VI..- 4 . 68 7 . 2 155. ,G . 57 7 . 2+ „ 13 r..4.G8 7. 2 1G ' C . 45 8 . 7 „ 14 W.. t . 59 7 . 't' 17 -. 8 . 25 8 . 43 „ 15 T .. 5 . 5-J. 7 . 1 18 9. 1 9 . .18 „ 1(- I?'... 9 ; 0 7.0 19 9.38 9, 57 „ 17 S. .. 5. 0 7.0 22 10.10 10. 35 „ 18 Sun. 5 . J 7 . 50 21 10.. 55 11 . 14 - 1 ? ~ » Jllakmnt gjfenmj;. ' MEASURES, KOT MEN.' '* MONDAY', JANUARY 12, 1857.
FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
FhmVay. ? : Several now notices of motion were given, and; among btlieis, oiie hy Mr. .Nichols for altering the quorum of the Houte . ? ^ ? -? w . Mr. Cowper moved an address to- tho Governor-General;' fr-i praying the wane of a new Commission of tho Peace. §?.! After a lengthened dobnte tlie motion' was negativod by- lil 28 to 15. |a; Several ] efitions- were ordered to be printed, p/ Mr. Rusdoii moved the second reading of tlie Scab and: §!/ Catarrh in Sheep Bill, which wns negatived hy 20 to 8. R.-:' Tho Titles to the Land Bill wns read a second time Jfe and ordered to be considered in committee this day fort- fti night. fe & The other business on tlio- paper was postponed. K Tho llouso adjourned a little before 12 o'clock. «
THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
TrrtjRsnAY. 1 On tho 'motion of Mr. Thomson, tho report ?on the Hunter ltivcr Tonnage Duty Postponement Bill, and on the Loan Bill for 1857, was adopted. The second -reading of the Masters' and Servants' Act , was postponed till Wednesday next. The House went into Committeo unon tho Liverpool and Loudon Firo and Life -Insurance Company's iiill, passed all the clauses without amendment, but tlio con sideration of the preamble was postponed. The first clause of tho Trust Fund Security Bill was: passed, and the -House re.'umeiL , . -'?The resolutions proposed by Mr. Johnson '.upon tlio Library report wore passed with slight ; amendments, and the adoption of the report was ordered for to-morrow (this day). - The Council adjourned at 5 minutes to 7.
WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 12 January 1857
Wednesday. Petitions were presented in favor of a bridge over tho Condamine, at Warwick : and or tho destruction of sheep infected with scab. On the Attorney-General moving tho second roading of the Gold Duty Bill. Mr. Piddimrton proposed that t be postponed till that day three months. After a protracted debate the original motion was carried by a majority of 28 to 13. _ . Tho Assembly then went into committeo on the bill, the clauses of which were passed with slight amend ments. Mr. Donaldson obtained leave to bring in a bill to autlioriso tlio Government to borrow tho sum of £150,000. The Bonded Warehouses Duty Bill was read a second lime, and considered iu committeo. ? AH the remaining business was postponed.