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OUR NEW CONSTITUTION. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 26 May 1856
? .-'? V ? OUR NEW CONSTITUTION. On. Thursday last, the Parliament of our colony under the New Constitution Act met for the first time, and was opened by commission — for the first time the members- of the Legislative Council, and the representatives of the various constituencies of our colony, assembled in the exercise of their political rights and privileges. ; Thursday last therefore will be a day to be noticed' in our future annals, as one of high import to the interests! and well being of our colony and people.. Its anniversary for many years to come, will, we trust, Tie commemorated as calling to remembrance the first day ?when in solemn conclave, our senators met to discuss deliberate and propound measures, to raise in the scale of nations our new country, and to raise we trust, ?? in peace, ?wealth and happiness' its people;. . It is impossible to allow an event of so much national* importance to us, to pass by unnoticed. The other nations of the earth have their high- festa...
(To the Editor of the Illawarra Mercury.) [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 26 May 1856
(To the Editor of the lllawarra Mercury &nbsp; As many of the residents of Kiama and the surrounding neigh- bourhood are under the impression that Mr. Michael Andrews, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; shingler, fell from the roof Mr. Ritchie's building, Jerringong, while under the influence of liquor, I would beg to inform them to the contrary, and also state, that tea was the strongest drink he partook of, from the time he came to the said building to the hour he fell. I would also state, that I do not allow the drinking of intoxicating liquors, during the erection of any building under &nbsp; my superintendance. &nbsp; By inserting the above, you will much oblige, Yours respectfully, HENRY G. MORGAN, Builder. Kiama,. May 21. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
THIRD DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
Third Day. Friday being the third and closing day of the Annual, and Metropolitan Races was looked forward to with much interest. The success of the previous days' racing, animated many with a desire to participate in the pleasures of the day; and never, perhaps, aid the Homebush course present so large an array of public assembled to witness the sports which annually tase place on its soil. The Governor General and suite were .present, and, also, many of the most respectable citizens of Sydney. The races were maintained with much spirit, and every event was most strenuously contested. The number of persons who travelled by train to Homebush numbered 1895 ; nothing occured to mar the pleasure of the day. First Race. — The St. Leger of 100 sovs., with a sweepstakes of 10 sovs. each added, for all three-year-olds. J. De Clouett's br. g. Stumpy .. .. . . ;. 1 P. Wald's g. f. Grecian Queen . . ....... 2 A. Schroder's b. c.' Socrates i.'., ... ' 3 And William Clarke's . ch. f. Annie, Sch...
(Abridged from the Empire.) SECOND DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
( Abridged from the Empire.) Second Day. The conrse was attended yesterday principally by the sporting and betting folk, the general public holding themselves for the third day, which is usually regarded as the chief one of the meeting. The sport was excellent; some of the matches (more .especially the first on the fet)- being admirably contested. All the arrangements were satisfactorily carried out, and we feel gratified in being able to state that beyond af few cases of fouling on the road, in none of which any mischief was occasioned, nothing which could be termed an accident took place. We append the result of the different races : — First Pace. — The Publicans' Purse of 50 sovs. with a sweep stakes of 3 sovs. each added, for all horses that have never won an advertised prize exceeding 50 sovs. ; heats once round and a dis tance. Entrance 3 sovs. Hammond's br. g. Black Jack (Holmes) ? ? 3 0 11 W. II. Scboficld's b. h. Plover (Snell) ? 10 2 2 And J. Cheshire's c. g. Fireball, and...
Sydney News. HOMEBUSH RACES. FIRST DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
' V ? -rltjittttlj JhtiS. ; :: ; I-IOMEBfJSTT RACKS. ' V: /? * ' — (Abridged from the S. M. Herald.} ' ' ' ' '.'v.; '. ? First Day. - ? r ' The scene on the course was very animated, and we may con sider both 'in the attendance and in the running, the firat day's sports to have bo.;n decidedly successful. ' : First Race. — The Metropolitan Maiden Plate of 200 sovereigns, ?for all horses that have never won an advertised prize ; weight for age ; M.P.G. ; 1 mile and three-quarters ! second horse to re 'ceive 50 sovs ; third, his entrance. Entrance, 10 soys. J. de Clouott's b. g. Teddington ? ... ... ... ..1 . : G. T. Howe's b. g. Tally-ho ? .. .. ? ' 2 ..*?? ?' T. Ilayes' b. m. Blooming Heather ... ... ... ...' 3. . .And the following horses, but which were not placed Mr. 'Holmes' _br. g. Stranger, C. Baldwin's b. g. Maximus, Richards' !ch. g. Wilberforce, F. Doyle's b. g. Wild Dayrell, J. Arkins' br. g. Little John, W. Clarke's ch. f. Annie Laurie, G. Windham's 1). g. Sirius, Schrode...
"DIED BY THE VISITATION OF GOD" OR, DRAM-DRINKING AT SALES BY PUBLIC AUCTION. (To the Editor of the Illwarra Mercury.) [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
'DIED BY THE VISITATION OF GOD Or, Dram-drinking at Sales by Public Auction. (To the Editor of the Illawarra Mercury.) Sir — In your last issue, it was your painful duty to record the death of a man named Williams at Jamberoo. . The facts of the case are these : — A farmer named Clarke had a public sale of cattle, &e.; at his farm near Jamberoo. Following out the usual custom, ho had a plentiful supply of rum for those who might attend the ..1. AT 'i «,nn0».„llv cr,l,l 1-V tlin iwu Daoiaiicii uiuix * un* --viu *jj lu ^ keepers, Le procured it in its original strength — so strong that it scorched the lips of those of the jury to whom it wa3 handed for inspection. The person named above was a party at the sale, and like many others freely partook of this fiery article. From the effects of his drinking he went and lay down in the rear of Clarke's house. He continued to lie in this state for some time, and when found, was quite dead. The Coroner was immediately sent for, and an ...
ON THE PRESENT STATE, AND FUTURE PROSPECTS OF OUR SOCIAL CONDITION. (To the Editor of the Illawarra Mercury.) [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
ON THE PRESENT STATE, AND FUTURE PROSPECTS, 01? OUll SOCIAL CONDITION. (To the Editor of the Illawarra Mercury.) Sir— Perf. ction is reached by a series of steps, more or fewer, in different cases. A man mounting a ladder begins at the lowest, ail I soon reaches the highest round. In every trade and profes Mon, proficiency is attained by degrees. Tbe finished horseman 'did not become so in a day. Tho mariner, who boldly mounts 'tlie rifo-in'- of the tempest-tossed vessel, glides rapidly from point ?to point, performs theoaptains orders, and descends again insatety, did not acquire such dexterity all at once. The ready writer throws off line upon line of finished penmanship with amazing . rapidity ; but this is the result of long usage. It is practice that gives perfection. The same may be said of habits of virtue and vice. A man has ?uniformly practised justice, truth, and kindness — he has lived ' soberly, behaved obligingly to his neighbours, and walked in tbe fear of God, for man...
FOUR DAYS' LATER ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
FOUR DAYS' LA-TEE ENGLISH. NEWS. By the arrival of. the Spray of the Ocean at Melbourne,, we have news to 22nd February: The following is from the 'Argus; Lord Clarendon had arrived in Paris to attend the approaching Conference. . A. Orlolf, the , mission plenipotentiary, was at Berlin on. the 14th, and had left for tie scene of his new, duties. Ali Paoiiu, the Turkish plenipotentiary, arrived at Marseillas on the 21st, and would reach Paris on tie following- day. . . ? If we may judge front the tone of the St.'. Petersbnrgh papers, the Czar is-smcerely desirous of peace, and his organ .in Brussels breathes tlie most pacifc intentions ; a new difficulty, however, has arisen in a quarter where it was least expected. The intelligence from the Crimea is to the effect that the pros pects- of peace are entirely unpopular with the If rench army there, and. as Louis Napoleon cannot alford to be- independent of the army, this feeling may have a. very important effect on tlie nego tiations. ...
ST. VINCENT ELECTION. TO JOHN BANGELLY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
ST. VINCENT ELECTION. To Joiin Bangelly. - ? (Per favour of the Illawarra Mercury.) Sia— After waiting some time for tho second edition or rhymes j from your picked-up poet, tbe first edition of which appeared in | the Illawarra Mercury of May 5th, and, finding it not forth coming, I write this as a stimulus to ievive his (through great excitement and exertion of brains, no doubt,) prostrated energies, and to supply any deficiency there may be in his catalogue of evils. Anxious as to its effects, I remain, yonrs, &o., PLAIN ENGLISH. Crookbaven, Mav 19, 1846. An adage is that tales, when new, Have oft two sides : the false and true. Bo as it may, Sir, recollection ? ? Turns up some mems. of our election, I mind some thing!:, no doubt look'd over, Within your worthy paper cover ; ? And he who sneers at grave logicians forgets his country's politicians. ? Here are some names, Sir, who are they ? M'G ? re, T ? s, and L- — y: The first a mousing, peering, creature; The next a bla...
WAR PREPARATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
WAR PREPARATIONS;. ' l he . Times raris correspondent is assured that the- warlike pre parations in France wo continued just as if no conference' were about to be opened. The i-W correspondent states that despatches from Asia Minor, speak of the concentration, of a large, force at Erzeroum. The Russians were also receiving roinforcenients. and they appeared to anticipate a campaign.. It was supposed that the Russians had decided on holding Kars. The preparations for de fence are continued with the greatest energy 'in all parts of- the Baltic and Gulf of Finland,, and particularly in the neighbourhood of Riga. At Kertch tlie rumours of peace have in no way interfered' with the active preparations for war. ' ' The last accounts from1 Asia Minor of the 8rd February state that , a Russian convoy, with provisions fo/the garrison at Kars, 'was buried in a snow storm; The Russian army had suffered from the same cause, their supplies having been nearly cut off. The situa tion-and condition ...
Original Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
' (Drigiual Citmsjitmiifntt. fit ifl to be distinctly understood that wo do not identify ourselves with tho opinions of gentlemen availing themselves of the opportunity of advo cating their views in this department of our journal; norcan we under take to insert any communication not having tho ?writer's name and address attached thereto— not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith.— Ed.]
THE CRIMEA. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
THE CRIMEA. ? The Gazette contains a despatch from General Codrington, - dated Sebastopol, February 4, which describes the destruction of Fort Nicholas on that day by the French. 100 lbs. powder were ? in the several mines at 1 p.m. The explosion took place* and a long line of ruins- was all that remained of Fortu Nicholas.1 ine neaitn ot cue army was excellent. Crimean letters to tlie the 9th instant' had arrived. - Fort Alexander was ahortly to be blown up, and it is said the French will destroy some of. the principle buildings; Educational lectures had commenced in the 3rd division, and were well attended: It was firio lip to the 8th, but it rained on that night, and there * was a. prospect of its eontinuance.
LAST AUGUST IN THE BALTIC. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
? LAST AUGUST IN THE BALTIC. (From Fraser's Magazine.) ?At last the lingering fleet arrive, seaming the sky for miles with their trains of sinoke ; English one day, French tlie next, and all take up their births in one great threaten ? ing cloud right opposite the western front at about a league from the forts, just on this side of Melko and Eenska, where a wide piece ot clear deep water afiords tolerable room and anchorage in fair weather. The fleet has never been in this position before; last year it was always nearer to Miole, more to the south, and thither the Rus sians had directed their chief care and efforts. Thus there is no surprise at the visible excitement in the town, as ship after ship takes up its station. Not that they are defenceless, exposed on this side, by no means; look where you will, still the same maze of ' islands, and still the same network of batteries for mutual support, sweeping the outlying channels. Exposed ? indeed — why the Russians soiv and .grow gun...
THE AMERICAN DIFFICULTY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
THE AMERICAN DIFFICULTY. Great anxiety is manifested in England respecting diplomatic ? differences- with the United States. The Advertiser regrets to learn that Mr. Dallas, who is to sue-, ceed Mr. Buchanan as-American minister in London, comes over to this country with very rigorous requirements from the adminis tration of. General Pierce. ?
Country News. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
CniUitrii III. - ' Narrow. Escape. — On Wednesday evening Mrs. Payne,., of /Stewart's Gardens, went to the Argyle Mill, and went up stairs to look at the wheat being passed through the hopper. While look- ' ing on, the upright shaft caught her dress, dragged her down, and she was whirled round. Mr. Furner, the Superindent of the Mill, at once jumped down, and, but for his alacrity the woman would' have been killed. She was absolutely screwed up, and but that one of the posts yavo way she would have been dashed to atoms ere Mr. Furner could get to her assistance. Wheii the Mill was stopped, it was found necessary to cut every particle of clothing from off . the unfortunate woman in order to disentangle her from, her perilous position. She was immediately conveyed home, and Drs, Waugh and Handi'oid were promptly in attendance, when it was ascertained that her left arm was broken in two placcs, and she was severely bruised. Dr. Waugh entertains hopes of her ultimate recovery. Great cre...
THE PEACE CONFERENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
THE PEACE CONFERENCES.- . / The Conferences were to commence on Monday, -25th February,-, at the Hotel of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Count Walewski would afterwards assemble at' a grand banquet the foreign plenipotentiaries, the Presidents of the Senate and of : the Legislative Corpsj and the chief officers of the Crown. ?
THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
Thursday. ' . After some preliminary business, ? Mr. Darvall, in whose name the debate on the Address stood, adjourned, spoke at great length in defence of the position occu pied by himself and colleagues ; and contended that the amend ments proposed by Mr. Cowper ought not to be entertained. f$$Mr. Plunkett reviewed the circumstances connected with himself in the changes which had taken place, and vindicated his own course as perfectly consistent with the law and his personal honour. He was riot disposed to . place implicit reliance in the present; ministers, and read from letters to slioiv that the opinion he enter tained was not favorable to their harmonious conduct of the Government. Mr. Arnold fully agreed in the views expressed, as to the improper manner in which Mr. Donaldson and his colleagues had assumed office. Mr, Weeks regarded the position of the ministers as utterly un constitutional, and should support the amendments to the Address. Mr. Nichols defended himself and co...
THE AMERICAN DIFFICULTY. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
iHE AMERICAN DIFFICULTY. ( From the S. M. Herald, May 28.) A somewhat fuller account of the American difficulty reached us by the Telegraph, from Melbourne,* on Saturday, : and we reprinted from the New Y01 ft Iieratd, an elaborate' statement, professedly giving an impartial liistory of the whole matter .in dispute. Though professedly fair, how ever, it is on the tace 01 it a one-sided account. It is written with all the animus of a -partisan. It glorifies the' republic and depreciates Great Britain. Everything that the republican statesman have done is laudable, ever act of the British officials is disgraceful. President Pierce is represented as being no way anxious to create difficulties, and as only proceeding to interference when absolutely compelled to do so. Mr. Cushing is able, full of learning, and conclusively logical. Mr. Marcy's despatches are strong and positive, pungent and caustic. Mr. Buchanan* is quite positive and dignified, both in language and manner. On the other...
The Colonial Press. FEDERATION. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
' €fo Cnlnttial %i tss. FEDERATION. , (From the Launccston Examiner.) When the colonial parliaments meet, it is not improba ble the subject of confederation may, in one or more of them, be freely ventilated. An ugitation has been com menced in Victoria for the periodical election of governor by the people, and, it may be, the example will prove contagious. Whilst these colonies remain distinct de pendencies, it is doubtful if the arrangement would be ^beneficial. England has conceded local self-government ?to the fullest extent compatible with the maintenence of' a ?connexion with the parent state. If some of the con stitutional o-ef* nr*- enp-»,'r,k£,r'Q'T list, and disfigured by impolitic provisions, they are of local, riot imperial, manufacture. The South Australians have rested the point, and will start on their new career the least encumbered of any of the colonies. Their future progress will vindicate the wisdom of their econo mical arrangements. The legislative emancipation o...
PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Mercury — 2 June 1856
: PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS; The 'business of our New Parliament has fairly com menced, and' we have to record its proceedings as faithful journalists, nothing extenuating, nor setting aught down in malice — but so as to offer to our readers for considera tion the various points of importance which have been discussed. The Governor having by commission appointed the Chief Justice, Sir Alfred Stephen, President of the Council — the Legislative Assembly in the exercise of their right, immediately after being sworn in, proceeded to. the election of a Speaker. .....Two. gentlemen- were put in nomination, Mr. Daniel. - -- ? Cooper, and Mr. Henry 'Watson Parker, the former was proposed by Mr. Charles Cowper, and seconded by Mr. Jones — the latter gentleman was proposed bv Mr. ... ? f3a3uj.-uiE iviACLEAY, ancl seconded by Mr. Holr.oyd,. The friends of Mr. Parker considered him from his general fitness, and from his experience as Chairman of Committees, as the more proper to fill the dignif...