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OUR LIFE-TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 7 April 1856
OUR ,L I FE-T I ii E . FROM THC GERMAN.' ? ' „ 'When the- world was created, /arid all creatures assembled to.have tlieir.life-time - appointed, the Ass ...'first advanced, and asked, how: long he would have to live. ' Thirtv years,' replied nature ; will that- be agreeable to thee ?'.'. Alas 1' answered the ass,.'it is a long, while I Remember ? what a wearisome existance mine; will, be: from morning until ni'jht I have to bear heavy burthens, dragging corn sacks to the i mill that others may eat br a 1, while 1 have no encouragement, nor ! be refreshed with anything but kicks and blows. Give me but a i portion or that time, I|r y?' ; -I Nature was' moved with compassion, and presented to -him but, | .?fiin-htfiBH Years.; The ass went awav comforted, and the dos.' .came i forward. ' ' IIow long dost thou require to live ?';' asked Nature ; - ' thirty . years were^too;many for the ass, but wilt thou be- contented (.with; i them ?' ' ' ' ' Is it'thy ivish that I should?' , replied th...
THE RESULT OF THE ELECTION. (To the Editor of the Illawarra Mercury.) [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 7 April 1856
THE RESULT OF THE ELECTION. (To the Editor of the Illawarra Mercury.) Sir — Having taken a deep interest in the contest, now brought to a close, in the return of Messrs. Osborne and Marks, anil the rejection of the other candidates, you will, perhaps, favour me with the insertion of a few parting words. One.— I am satisfied in part, and dissatisfied in part; In the return of Mr. Marks there is cause to congratulate the district. In securing him they have secured one of the right men, and in the rejection of Mr. Waugh, they have lost one; and that the ablest of the right men. This. latter issue 1 very much regret, and I feel quite .sure the time will come when the district will regret it. However, that is their matter, not mine, and I have no reason to dictate. At the same time the truth must be told, and there we leave it to find its way preparatory for a good time coming. Mr. Waugh' s defeat is one of which neither he nor his friends need be ashamed. From the numbers polled for him...
Original Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 7 April 1856
(Original CDrnspntiiitiitB. [It is to be distinctly understood that wo do not. identify ourselves with the opinious of gentlemen availing themselves of the opportunity of advo cating their views in this department of our journal : nor can we under take to insert any communication not having the writer's name and address attached thereto — not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. — Ed.]
Original Poetry. TO O'MEAGHER, THE IRISH PATRIOT. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 7 April 1856
. ' dftrigtiml ^nrfrtj. TO O'MEAGIIER, 'I'lIE inrsn PATRIOT. O'Meaghor ! at thy name, Freedom's watchword, 3'he heart's pulses thrill in wildest ecstncy. I Star of the sirtipnsliiig brave, Erin's bonds (o free; ' O-b© her light. Freedom's cherubim, h-»r sword . Q'o gu;do, for in thee are ccnturud hopes. all blending With thy Koiiius. springiu:; blossoms, nil ascending; ; Hueing the rainbow of thv proud destiny. ?O'Jreaghi-r ! Erin's youthful patriot, t.iiy mind 'Colonseau in its strength, burst forili in stream*) Of diiMling riiiliance, briglit'ninc rreedom's beams ?Glorifying its lustre : for Tyranny could not bind ,rJ'!u! splendour of thy soul's ray, which, purely us nature's gem, .Shone forth, one unspotted, bluzing diadem,' 'Whose briliiancc irradiating, the furure gleams. For, in the lightning of tin' thundering eloquence, I The bold majesty of thought sped, unehaiued, free, Jiirth sprung from a mind, where Nature's temple, Liberty, Would wall a nobler creed o'er earth's expans...
THE COMMUNICATION OF KNOWLEDGE. (To the Editor of the Illawarra Mercury.) [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 7 April 1856
THE COMMUNICATION OF KNOWLEDGE. (To the Editor of the Illawarra Mercury.) Sir — To impart knowledge is an object worthy of great minds, for they cannot but think it important to diffuse that which is cal culated to make men wiser and better. There is indeed, much difficulty in the task, as we do not know how to suppose ourselves in the place of him we would teach ; we do not enter into his manner of thinking. On the contrary, we are apt to attribute to him our ideas, and thus furnishing our own method of argumen tation, to lead liini into erior, even while we are discussing incon testable truths. To be understood, we must convey knowledge in a simple style, and in an interesting form. These statements may be well illus trated by comparing together geometry and algebra. In the former, simple facts are related at length, without any regard to conciseness; but in the hitter which may he emphatically called the science of symbols, the same information is given in as short a way as possi...
REPORTED CONSPIRACY IN RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
REPORTED CONSPIRACY IN RUSSIA. The Paris Patrie says that, to- the external difficulties she has to contend with, Russia is about to become a prey to internal dissensions of a most serious character. Private information enables tbe Patrie to state that a conspiracy has broken out in the heart of the empire to overthrow the government of the Czar. ? Members of the first families -are as usual to be found among the conspirators!. The Patrie, not indicating the source from whence this intelligence extraordinary is derived,, it should., be received.. with the. greatest caution.
DEATH OF MR. ROGERS. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
- ' r ? DEATHS OF AIOIOGERS: ' -.: ; ( From the Morning. .?Vh'rdnicle,A9th December;) \ In more than the fullness of- years Samiidl Rogers has departed -- from the scene of an exktane'e more than ordinary blessed with the favors 'of fortune and the charms of life.'. ll'B'ut'' a few year.s more ?tnd he would have been a centenarian-.''1 As it' was,' he was-a con necting link-between two era's-— the friendiin more .'senses, than one of Sheridan 'and his contemporaries,.aud the--patron and indulgent critic oljthe younge3t'aspirant3 of the. present* clay in poetry, the arts, or general, literature. Commencing at,a very early age, with' a reputation second to that of few'of.the-illustrious -writers of the last century — himself one of the most brilliant of- the lights that illuminated its' decline— he al»o enjoyed an advantage- but rarely accorded to the sons' of genius, that of an ample- fortune and a social status, which constituted nimtne' point or attraction or an the celebrities ot'...
CONFLICTING COUNCILS AT ST. PETERSBURG. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
' ? CONFLICTING' COUNCILS AT* ST. PETERSBURG.' 1 The Paris Constitutlonnel has a correspondence from- St. Peters i burg, which' is- certainly.' worth. glanciiig at. The wriier 'relates that, in the Russian capital at. this moment, are absolutely sitting and * functioning' two -state 'councils of- a diametrically opposite tendency.* One; provoked into existence, inspired, and ' preside;! overlay Comit' Nesselrode, and having peace for .its avowed, an«R well-defined aim1'; and1 the other;- composed of various generals, and pre'sided'Over by the Czar himself, and' whose object, if it be not the literal prosecution of the war as a political necessity and doctrine, preaccepted and carried oir, is,, at all events, the ? best possible organisation of the war in- detail. This 'Council ha«, it seems,. amongst) its members, tue three i.T-*ana UuKes, orotuers or the Emperor, and the Generals-in-Chief Gortschakoff, Berg, Grabbe, .Severs, Rndiger. and Paniutine, with the Admirals Sitkje, Noivoss...
THE EMPEROR NAPOLEON AND THE PEACE RUMOURS. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
THE EMPEROR NAPOLEON-. AND THE PEACE RUMOURS! The Paris correspondent of the Daily JVaus says, ' From all I can learn it appears thafc the^ Emperor is 'surrounded by .a very strong peace party. Many' of his oldest and most influential friends say to him, in substance, this : ' Sire,, what more have yon to gain by the war ? You have' revived the prestige of your name ; you have given- the French army an- abundant feast of glory; yon have raised your influence in Europe to the, highest* pitch. What more can you want? The continuance of the war implies further loans, and a continuance of sacrifices ou the pan of all classes »f seciety, which, the people may perhaps ill sup port, especially during the privations which are to- be seriously ap prehended in the course of the ensuing, whiter.' ? To all this advice the Emperor maintains the ^attitude of a Sovereign struggling passively with his- counsellors. He cannot but per-, cave that no peace but one disgraceful to France and England cou...
A RUSSIAN VIEW OF THE PEACE RUMOURS. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
- A KUSSIAN VIEW OF THE PEACE RUMOURS. he Nord publishes an article from which we extract the fol lowing ; — The rumours of pence, yesterday favorably received, are to-day regarded with incredulity. The Globe and the Times affirm that negociations have been re-opened by Austria, but they add, that Russia has not yet made any proposals. It seems to- us that there is nothing*; to be surprised at in that. After the- Conferences of Vienna, Russia saw the conditions she adhered to- repudiated, and it is moreover announced that the allies will this time demand more than they, then pretended to demand. Owing to what has been '.published in England and France about the exhaustion of Russia, many people are quite disposed to believe tbat llussia is implpring peace. Those good folks completely delude themselves. Undoubtedly llussia would prefer peace to war ; she would gladly accept peace, but she does not sue for it as a beggar. Russia, on whom the war is inflicting heavy losses, is not igno...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
, East Camden Election. ME. HENRY OSBORNG'S COMMITTEE are requested to meet in WOLLONGONG, on WEDNESDAY NEXT, the 16th instant, at Mr. B. M'Cauley's Inn, at 12 o'clock noon, to irmke arrangements for the payment of ttie expenses connected ' with the election ; and also to consult on the propriety of giving Mr. H. Osborne a Public Dinner. J. E. CUMMINS, 573 ' Honorary Secretary. Kiama Steam Navigation Company. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVKN, that the Half-yearly GENE RAL MEETING of the Shareholders of this Company will be held at BARTON'S HOTEL, KlAMA, on WEDNESDAY, the 30th APRIL, at noon, to receive the Report of the Directors, to elect two Directors in the room of D. L. Wangh and M. Hind niursh, Esqrs., who retire in terms of the Deed of Settlement but are eligiole for -re-election, and for the transaction of ?such other business as may be brought buf'o-e the meeting. By, order of the Directors, ' ? ROBERT STOEO, Manager. 51 Kiaraa, 16th- April, 185(5. - 588 The Sliellharbour Annual Races...
SWEDISH TREATY WITH THE ALLIES. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
SWEDISH TlvEAEY -WITH 'THE 'AELIES.- ? '-', STOCKiioLir, December 18. — -T-h'e-ELirig of 'Sweden has ?ratified- a treaty with England and France. The allied powers guarantee the territorial .integrity of Sweden, and the latter engages not to alienate any part ,o'f its' territory to Russia. The -contracting, parties engage to .'communi cate, 'mutually and reciprocally, all propositions .coming from Russia. '! .' ' ? ' '.* '; '?--- The Moniteur contains 'the'- articles 'of the treaty 'with' Sweden. It was concluded Nov. 19th, 'and itsobject is said to be to prevent' any .complication of '-a . - nature^ to' trouble the balanee of'p'o.wer in Europe. '. Sweden .under,-' takes, m the most solemn manner, not to -allow Russia,' under any pretence whatever,1 to occupy any portion of the territory of Sweden and (Norway?; and in case of 'Russia attempting any act of aggression, F-rance and -England en gage to provide Sweden |with sufficient .naval rand' military forces to co-operate with those...
THE PREPARATIONS FOR THE NEXT CAMPAIGN. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
THE PREPARATIO NS FOR :THE NEXT ''CAMPAIGN.- -(From the Globe), ? ?? ' ' In 1S56 we shall, make war with an, armj' numerically proppr; tiuaeu to out1 position,- and' a fleet' sufficiently targe to 'accomplish anything that.a'fleet can well accomplish. Besides the large ships' of this year's Baltic fleet, we .have many' new vessels, like- the; . Marlborough,.. Conqueror, Brunswick, Victor. -'Emmaiuiel,. Sutlej,1, Shannon, and- Pearl,-' which have'-been floated within the -last few weeks, and will, be ready for service when .'they are. required .in,, the , spring. Each week that passes' witnesses -the debut 'upon the waters of some half-dozon little gun-boats— Biters-,. Snappers, and Teasers — whose deeds we nvJ sure will not b-?lie their names. Al t..-_e:her, we may calculate upon having available next summer so. ne forty lhi'e-of-battle ships and ' large , frigates of the new heavy-anned class, about' twenty corvettes 'and smaller vessels of war, with not. less than 170 or. 180 gun ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
'The' 'Illawarra,' Steamer. ' ? /fc^?l;? n^HIS vessel will continue lo leave WO LLONGONGy' A,ttf% 1 for SYDNEY every MONDAY, WEDNES ^ialM^S. -DAY, and ?FRIDAY mornings, punctually at 11 *&S»?§s£ o'clnclc^-'and SYDNEY- for WOLLONGONG every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, and SATURDAY mornings at 9 o'clock. . ? ? Numerous mistakes Iiaving-arisen, to -the probable loss of- the shippers, in consequence of their forcing cargo on board, just pre vious to starting,- without being manifested,, notice is hereby given, that to-prevent- sunli it will be expedient that.no live stock .or cargo be --manifested, after half-past -ten o'clock, .from and after Monday, the 21st Am'il- instant. . ? - ' .- - . ' CHARLES FAIRS, 596' Agent, Woilongong. ''Steam' between Shellharbour and Sydney. fc-^F-w fpHE. STEAMER -KIAMA, will leave SHELL Mli&& A HARBOUll for SYDNEY, every '1HUESDAY, 4^S& at 2 p.m. . _ ? , , Fares and freights, the same as fronv-Kinma. 249 , Steam between Kiama and Syd...
LATEST PEACE RUMOURS. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
?LA-TEST PEA.CB H-DMOUES. '' : ' , ' ' The Paris correspondent of the .-Times .Tepeats 'the usual pacific l'umonrs.'^y.It'is reported,' he '.says', ' that Russia is on the point;Q^a-ccepting the 'Austrian proposi tions, and that in fact, j-\^( are on vhe 'eve, of | peace.' .-'But this go-ssip, repeated frohi-\day to-'day.'has;'c:easeid./to.'i -excite interest, and not a single- authentic statement)' is ..-given whatever to- con arm or contradict it. -r ; The correspondent df;*Ahe limes, gives -some Extracts from a letter describing.1 the great penury .to which the sacrifices occasioned bythe war.- have reduced 'the higher classes of .Russia. '/L'he : Paris ? correspondent of 'the HPost- Writes-: — ' The best information .iir my possession at the, present moment as .to the peace questions this. , Russia' has not officially commissioned or countenanced any propositions. Austrian diplomacy has-. made suggestions 'which have been sub mitted to Par-is and-Loidan. The- Cabinet of ?, Franc...
RESULTS OF THE WAR TO RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
RESULTS Of THE WAR TO RUSSIA. - ' ( From the Illustrated London News Dec. 15.) According to a letter from Russian Poland, dated November 28fch, the war is causing very severe distress throughout the Czar's dominions : — He (the writer) says the deepest silence covers all the acts of Government. Troops are levied, assembled, discmWdied, marched to the north, or to the south, or retrace their steps ; diplomatic, agents, or secret emissaries are despatched in all directions ;: but all is done mysteriously. Yet, in spite of all precautions, we oc casionally learn sufficient to enable us to form an opinion of the misery into which the war has plunged Russia The Chamber of Public Relief of St. Peter.sburg.has--been. obliged ? to sell by auction, the property on which it hud made advances, but which it was impossible for the borrowers to -pay when the irioatenc arrived ; and the number of insolvent debtors- increases daily. The population itself has suffered from this state of thing's. A C...
RUSSIAN BANK SUSPENSIONS. Vienna, Thursday Evening, 6th December. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
? ' ? TUJSSI'AN BANK SUSPENSIONS. ' ' - ' Vienna, Thursday Evening, 6th Dedember. The 'Oesterreische Correspondenz has the following': — The' Odessa' Imperial- Commercial Bank 'has suspended its hard cash payments. Unpleasant'S'cenes'liave occurred in 'consequence. r 'The gendarmerie remind1 people that by refusing to take!baiik notes they 'display animo'sity towards ihe .government.. '-The premium on .silver is already VZ 'and' 1'5 per cent, ' '' ? : lVr . ' ,The Iraperirl 'Barik'of . Odessa -is' ;riou' the only one that has suspended payment. The same has'' taken, place in o'the'r.'.gover'nment establishments -of the same -kind.
English Extracts. INFATUATION OF RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
(gujliBJf. (£atii-rk INF VTUATION OF RUSSIA. ? (From the Jbrniug Chronicle, January 2.) The infatuation of Tawsia eqciab her arrogance. Here, at the - L-loseof-ii CBtnpi.ign, in tlie co'urse ot! which her arnishave been .ubjected to everv liumiliution and ilef'ent known to civilized war- ? fare, she proposes with a cool uuilacity, or an utter obliviuusnuss ? A' current events, to revert to the untenable position she held prior ? ;o the coinnitMioemenb of the.war.- She absolutely ignores the ' jxiitence of aiiyihin^ in the shape of En opean intenuUional law,., uid claims the right to v.-re.ik her will upon her oi'iyinal victim, _ ivithout the intervention of the- police of diplomacy !? If. the intelligence wmcii we puuiisneu yesteruay' were .noc-t iiutlienticated, it would be all but impossible to -believe that some-' thing like a ' hoax' Imd'notbeen pructiaed'on the public 'of 'Western ?-' Euroj)e. Yet telegraphic despatches irom Bejlin upon wliich-.i reliance can be ? placed, annou...
RETURN OF THE BALTIC FLEET. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 14 April 1856
i . ? ? '- - - . ? ' . - ' HETUKS1 O'F'.THE BALTIC , FLEET. . ? ' : 1 Telegraphic news from Hamburg,- 'dated the 13th:inst., announces. that the'^'entire squadron 'of British sailing' ves sels of -the navy in 'the north; numbering seventeen, had quitted the. Baltic, and' that no. English vessels of war now remained. --The -ships were all' to return to this country. - ? '?