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MISCELLANEOUS. COMMERCIAL ITEMS. PRICES CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
MISCELLANEOUS. ?COMMERCIAL ITEMS. PIUCKS CUUKKNT. Boots and Shoes haA*o been sol I very low, anil it .would be bootless at present to expect an aivancu. Boots cannot he got oil' at any sacrifice, alt'iough Miiall parcels arc forced right aud loft, into tbo hands of con sumers. Nothing can be nftirmcd of ihe prico of slip- ' pers, which are always oil* and on. Ladies patent calls in rroud demand. licer is very brisk, and goes ofT freely iu tho bottles before they are opened. Poitor ct mes out very stout ; aud tho market generally far malt Ji-juors in a healthy state, although ale still looks a littlo j alo, especially All-sop's. There is still a strong bias in favour of Uyass's a'though thero is no doubt that Tennent's jtorter will carry the day some timo or other. Ginger beer and lumunadc arc keeping the maiket iu a continual phiz. llutter.— Double ro e, since out l;i*t, bas rose double, nud prime Cork continues to bo buoyant. I'Trst-rute tecumls still he.ii!g iii-t-raio prices. Bri...
THE SALARIED DRAUGHTSMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
Till'. SALARIED DliAUfiHTSMKN. Takinh the results of the last Sedition -into con sideration, we cannot see that tho country has [inmlly benefited by the appointment of official draughtsmen. Some fifty acts would not be cheap purchases at £800 even if they woto well ' gr.t up'' but '-slop lmilu,' iw they svidmilly are, and liable as they must he to cnr.tmnr.: in future repnir than tlio piiee of their ori-mud cunHtruction, we deem them them vory dear bargain* to the Stute. The appointment of salaried draughtsmen was atl error which wc believe next vein- will be cor rected. Hy'such appointment the Ministry sur rendered their power of obtnininn the highest aliill and bust experience on each Hiibject, ami hound themselves to (perhaps) average skill and experi ence in all. There is not a prnfension or trade which lias not, from tho necessity of division of labour, 'been marked out into di-tinct branchcB j — what then can there bo in the profession of the Bar, which renders its members so ...
SMOKED BREAD To the Editor of the Northern Times. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
6 M OK K.I) HIIKAD. To the Editor of the Northern Timet, Sin— I beg to forward yon a curiosity, consisting *f a pipe cml'e.iiled in a pottion of a loaf of broad. This sp»ciin-n of baking either argues that tho baker was try* ing '-- light bis pipy at the oven, or endeavouring to m.tku his labours lighter than his bread, hy a nflf direct. Tobacco in tuna* uuy be good, but it is decidedly objtc* tionnMe in rolls. I'rom the ingenuity of a Morpeth manufacturer, thi* new invention has sprung, but I think a great deal of flowery eloquence will be required to render it pa a table to the public tasto. Yours, A,c.t JKHEMIAII DAMPER.
THE MEGETH ON. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
THE ME04STH ON. An enterprising gentleman of our district — Mr. Clerk, of tiie Burularrah, has just imported one of these machines. -In our columns will he found a detailed description of its formation and uses, and we trust sufficient interest will be shown by the inhabitants of these towns and neighbourhood to induce J\Ir. Ulerk to give them an opportunity of witnessing its operation. « The Megrcthon appears to be a locomotive steam engine, which carries with it and lays down beforo its wheels a temporary tramway similar in construction to the permanent lines of a railway. If the plan be found prac ieable on our rough unforrmd roads Mr. Clerk will hate achievc'l an immense public good. The common rate of speed appears to he. about four miles an hour, a very low rate compared with the railway — but a-vcry high rate compared with the progress of a loaded bullock dray, not so much perhaps in actual-Bpeed as in the result of a day's work We presume ten miles a day exceeds tho average ...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. [We do not identify ourselves with the opinions expressed by our Correspondents.] "MARS GRAVIOR SUB PACE LALET." POLICE WARFARE. To the Editor of the Northern Times. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. £ We do not identify ovrfrfre* m'tfi (}-?? opinions expressed by our CorretjMtideuis.] '4mars nn.wioit srn pac^ i.ATtT.' POUCK WA1U-AUK. To the Editor of the Northern Times, \ Sir— I/a Mibjict do^ervtH consi «i'Miti«-n in proportion -0 .tho mopniiuilc of the int restH it involves mhJ the extent of ficM It on-r-* to tlio exercise of Icpjtiinate ani ?madvcr«i'n. few we bvlievt' in tlmt voluminous c»f policc nuBruh* which th«« /Jistrict lias liutl micIi Ircquciit occasion to dcpreoa'c vrduM appear to merit so grave a notice ns the exterminating ' war-to-the-Unife'' ho-ti- liticB in which our police fund onarits are at presint ruthlessly emhrniled. Kailinj: in a recent effort to achieve tse di-|nis- i of a sup^rfor ofneer, we now -1 is cover, thrnUKh tnc;ins (»f ilociimcmavy nud official evi dence, that the rrlinqnishpiont of tlie founer sTstoni of tacticH has been suect s^fully advised, and that in the ledoubtable person of ordinary constable Kicliard Krat inp—...
THE MAITLAND SCHOOL OF ARTS. DR. WOOLLEY'S LECTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
THE MAITLAND SCHOOL OF A TITS. Dii Woolixy'h Licturi:. With this issue of tho Northern Times we beg to present our subscribers with a Copy of Dr. Wool ley 's Lecture. We shall endeavour on future occasions to pub lish in a similar form such other lectures delivered at our School of Arts as may possess large claims on. public interest, bo that when collected a volume may be formed which cannot fail to be acceptable to tlie inhabitants of the district.
SYDNEY INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
SYBHEY INTELLIGENCE. / l Sai.e op thu Royal Hotel. — Thia apaclouii and commodious bulldinp, which lia* been for manjr years C boon rcgardod ns tlie ''Erst Jiotol' in Sydnoy, wns '? . jcfltcrday (liopocpd of hy private- contract. 'J lio cum given for the pronorly wna £ 1 2,000 : tho purclitisdra wero 1 Mcs'rs Cliristopiicr Newton Mid Co., who intend, W luliove, Ijo nno tho larger portion of it ni a warchonso for ihoir vrhplcsalo buninin : thu remaining roOun will bo' available, aani' picscnt, fos public purposes, . 1 i-; i — t vT ? . ? ,\n Inquest was lie d on tlio 8th inst , ^wSwIi rmi, Goorgo-ntrcot, before John 9. , *j.Aho Wj.1 gor0nor, upon the body (if a feraile child itr,|.a,l licoi' discovered lying dead in llio Qovon L | |0Cfc. From - tlio evblonco nf .lames Smith, ' j) ( |t nppenrcl that, tho Child w, is liorn alive. ? TVlior 'death was occasioned by a pieco of tape lu ing ' ' Jell (i«litly round her neck. Tho jury returned tlio 'Yrollowinpr v-rillct — 'lhnt. the said now h...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
IT is pailxularly requested Hint any iirogobirlty in tlio delivery of the Xvrthcni Times bo notified at thft Otficc with Mt'-e delay as possible. in oritur that rtepi may bo taken lo prevent a. recurrence of the nunoynne»'. NOTIl'I'l TO C O il K KS 1 ' O N I - K NTS. 'To.f. M.T. — The in.Mter In your letter telit ing nioic to n rriou.nl th:m n public j;rtcv.iueo wc imM on prittclplc decline Us UhllO.ltloil.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
CHEAP ADVERTISEMENTS. - r ? ; ? . Atlt/mtrePf Wanted Situations, and Adcertisc Hiciiln under twenty worth, only One Shilling. TERMS V'OIl ADVERTISEMENTS. Twrnty wnrd« nnd iimlorv, one filillllnfli every nihtitlnnnl Ten xcril«, Slypvurc ; One Inch, Three .Shilling* i ami One ami SUj'tncc for cury additional Inch or part of an Inch. TEH MS or fiUIISVriWTlON. Millling* jur Quarter when paid In ntlvnncej am! Nino Shlllln^a if not paid v. ttlil n Koliithkn Day« After llio coin inriuciiwnt of caili fjunrtcr. Notico to discontinue Advertisement!! must bo givon in writing on tho day previous to publication. Notico. Mil. J. K. Ell is aiill,ori»ril to Culled Accounts due lo tho Noui n f.hn Tt.\: i;s. TJIE 'NORTIJJSRN TIMES' Central ^printing (Office. I^YERY description or LETTER-PRESS PRINTING J executed with ncutnexs and despatch. Book-work, Catalogues, Posters, Billheads, Cheque Bonks Circulars, Law Forms, Pnmjdilcts, Show Cards, find every other (inscription of plum ami ornamental printing...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
ABSTRACT UK SALKS BV AUCTION. This Day. l)oiM-s&f\), nt tho Sale Ynrd«, Knst Maitland, nt 12 o'clock — 21 wo- Icing hul'ock*C2 bullock drays, and f-0 hind young bullccks; also, 220 head fat cuttlo, fiom Big River. Fit in ay, 1 7th April. .1 intr.Mi.ut I.RnsAM, at the White Swim Inn, Campbell'* Hi!1, ut )2 oYlock— 0 working bullocks, bows, yokes, nud chains. K. Diuw. at the Sale Yards. Ennt Maitland; nt 12 o'clock — 101 head of prime fat cattle.; also, 1 ehtiro colt i«iul 1 trotting ii are (Po*gy.)
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
mil ni. At Heny Park, nn the ITtH instant, (Kaster Sunday) Ihe wife ' of William Sopor. Ks'i , of a bon. maiuuacif. On Saturday the 1 1 th Instant, by the Rev. Wm. M'Intyre, O. M. MaUlnml, Civil Knglm-er unit Surveyor, to Clarn Anna, eldest ? daughter of J. KilJtinoJ i', fnlicltor.
SYDNEY MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
[?] WiIeat and Floor. — Tho flour market is firm at £18 for fino, and .CI' - fur second quality, but (owing no doubt to tho heiuy and continued r.iin) transactions have been bill few. Wheat is n. initially 7s per bushel for colonial, bin nolle fit fur mill purposes has lately ofl'erod A re cent importation of wh.-at was sold at 7s lid. Rran, Is lid, to Is Od per bushel. Bkeaii. — oil per 21b. loaf. Biscuit. — Jles iu Wilkie and Co. qnot; : Best cabin at, 2 Is . utivy 20s and ship ISs perlOi) lbs. Mr. Hamil ton ; ship ISs, navy 20s, cabin 24s per 100 lb. Butchers' Meat. — Tho carcasj butchers aro sup plying beef at 1 id and 1 Jd, and mutton -*' t to 3d per lb. The retail prices vary, accord ng to 'the joini, from 3d to (id per 1 !-. Poultry and Dairy Produce —Fo-.vls 3s, ducks 4s to 5s, goose 10s to 12s, turkeys 12s to 20.?, pigeons Is Cd per couple ; roasting pigs -Is to 0s each ; butter 9d to 1-.; cheese Od lo 7d ; bacon and hams 0d tu lid ; lard Od to 7d per lb ; eggs Is Od lo 2s ...
THE RUSSIANS IN CENTRAL ASIA. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
TIIE RUSSIAN'S IN CENTRAL ASIA. Letters from Tabriz received at Constantinople etato that the Rufl*inn flotilla in tho Caspian b'ca, stationed at tbo mouths ofthe Kour, tho Terek, and tbo Wolga, having numerous troops on board, bad taken possession of severa* small islands belonging to Persia, in the Gulf of Bakin. Thi head quarters wero established in the ra1* «r llio InrffAtf. nf th. m nnri n nf.rnna detachment had occupied the Mo ol Ogouvtscbinsk, which comm-nds tho Gulf of Bakan, and which the Ruosians immediately fortified, so as to protect it from any hostilo project of the Turcomans. Thoy established a telegraphic lino from Ncphtonpi to tho Isleof Dagado, and from which point they command tho mouth of tho Oxus. This movement of the Russians is stated by theso letters to have a double objcot ; firBt, to assume an att r tude calculated to havo eomo effect on the war between England and Porfts, and noxt, to opposo any invasion vhich tho Bokh&rians and tbo other I&...
PRICES CURRENT. WOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
PlllOI'.S Cukiient. wool. ? ? £ ? f. -f. £ f. tl. Superior cli,is ? ? 0 1 9 to 0 2 0 Fiirtogiiod ....;. ? 0 1 (ij 0 1 0 Fair to iiii-«illin- ...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 Low to middling ...... .0 1 -4 ? 0 I OJ' Or«»*o ? ? - 0 0 9 0 1.1 L ii k', piece*, broken w. ol,&'. 0 0 .!) 0 1 4 flandwjdied ? ....„ 0 14 0 1 10J Scoured ? ? ? ? 0 1 7 0 2 0 SlIKKI'SKIN'S AND HIDES. S' e p ki'.s, per lb. . , ...... 0 0 0 0 10 Hitles, fair lo good, each...... 0 18 0 1 10 0 tallow. Mut'on ? 4(- ,0 0 CO 0 0 Hoof ? .1.) 0 0 47 10 0 Sialu.n lutbw ? 33 0 0 45 0 11 MORT & CO., brokers. | Pill-street; Sydney, 0th April, 1S57.'-- : . j Mort a nii Co 's Weekly Piiouuci; Sal*, Tutins n.iv, Acril! I II,— Tare actual ; draft lib per cwt.; and no oilier allowance, ? Wool ; Lncks,''' over B, 1 bale, at 1 1 j : mi xed. It Y iu diamond, I at lid; Xc.v Zealand, ll&P, 2 nt l!)jd ; ditto, GP, 4 at 21 1 I ; ditto, GCP, 4 at l.i?d ; lleCCC, AIT over diaiiioud, 5 ct 2'-'3-l ; New Zealand. HYin diamond, 3ti,...
JUDGE HALIBURTON ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CANADA AND ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
JUDOR HAM ilUUTON' OX TIIK CONXKCTION 1 UBTWKKN CANADA AND KNGI,.vND. *Tbo child who wns horn in that -c uii. try wm washed — Ilrst thing— in an K igiinh bow', put iuto Ivuli^h lUti. nel Hnglish petticoat', ami an Kiglinh frmk trimmed , with liiiglhdi lac-% and the Grst word ho tp ke Ivu- | Hith. When ho wont to seh«n-l hiM bat, his c nr., lit* shirt, j hi?, trousers, and bis shoes — all cimo from Knglsn 1 ; hi.» satchel was made in M inchcittcr, and hii* sluto tv.tx from tho Knglish slate -rjuarric^ ; hi-* ho k ami pap^r, his bal pencil, his rtlUr, and hu oopyh« ok wore all sent Innn ICnglund. Tho mnmont ho begun t-- u-o a l.orsa his pad dle aud bridle, ppuiv, crupper, girihs, whip, h dter, r» ins, hits, ciurTComb, brush, and i* o»» shoes wera all in .do f«»r him iu England. If he enj .yed the sports of the ft- 1 1 his gun, hi- Il bis ?♦hot-big, ponder and sho',amt po cus-inn caps wtro K iglis'1. If ho went fi-hing bi ro I and line, the linker, tho 11 a*.1, ami even tbo fli»-s were...
HOME & FOREIGN EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
HOME & FOREIGN EXTRACTS. A DrsTitL'CTivE Wkai'on*. — Tho piMol tha*; caused tbo ilttiitli of .Mr. Hugh Millt-r, n'so k lied another mu». I'rofeauor Mi Kr tn-k the revolver to 11 jiuiimnith, iu or der tu ascertain how muny shots hud been firod, and how rainy wore still in tho chumhor. In tho mnater'a nh Hence, llin forennn, Thomna Lo lio, mi old nndtxpori oncod wnrknimi, received tho t-Mfol from I rMOJsor tin ier; nnd ntifortiii a L-Iy, instead uf taking **U* tho cham ber, he looked into tho innzzlo, holding tho hammer with his linger* white ho turned tho chamber round to count ilwchar^O'. Tho Summer Mipptul from bid UusjorBRtnick tlie cap, nnd tho cbur^oiu tho barrel exploded. Profes sor Miller, still stanoing nutnido tbo counter^ exclaimed 'That'll a narrow escape !' but unhappily it'wai not bo, for as tho iinoko cleared aw»y, ho. faw thu poor man'd head gmduiUy droop and hU body then fall lifeless on the floor. Tho charge had entered hid right eye und pe netrated tbo brain...
THE MEGAETHON, OR SELF LAYING ENDLESS RAILWAY. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 15 April 1857
THE MEGiETHON, OR SELFfLAYING ENDLESS RAILWAY. Among tho matters which havo recently attracted at tention may bft mentioned the importation into the colony of ono of those locomolivo machine*, recently patented Jn tho mother-country, tinder tho designation of tlio M Megfcthon, or Self-laying Endless Railway.** The importer is E. G. Clerk, Esq., of Bundarah, in the New filmland District, who went to England specially for the purpose of examining this machine* ami DBcer tainin ? its adaptability to the requirements of the colony. The Jocomotlvc has not yet been landed from tho vessel in which it wa» conveyed to tho colony, but, 'having been fitted up on iho deck of the Im^Iy FTodgkihuon, it has keen viewed by n considerable number of solontiflc gentlemen and others curious in works of,arr, among whom were his Excellency tbo^Govornor-General and' several members of tho Government. The invention, which Is the production of Mr. »T. Roy del, a practical cngiueor, has recently been patente...