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Police Court. SATURDAY—JUNE 30. BEFORE Mr. Tarleton, Police Magistrate. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
Police Court. SATURDAY-JUNE 30. BEFORE Mr. Tarleton, Police Magistrate. One person charged with drunkenness was fined 10s., two disturbers of the peace 6s. each, and Mary Devereux was sentenced to three months' imprison- ment for disorderly conduct in the public streets. Larceny.-William Gillies was charged by D. C. Macguire with stealing 40 yards bed ticking, the property of Mr. McMillan, draper, Liverpool street, and was remanded to Tuesday for examina- tion.. &nbsp;
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
SHIP MAILS. &nbsp; &nbsp; MAILS will close at the General Post Office, as under :- , For Adelaide and Sydney viA Melbourne, per first vessel, on this day, at 5 p.m. For Melbourne via Launceston, per Black Swan, on this day, at 5.30 p.m. &nbsp; &nbsp; P.S.-Mails for Sydney and Adelaide, are made up at this Office, and forwarded via Melbourne, by every Steam Vessel departing from Hobart Town or Launceston.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
BIRTHS. On the 30th June, in Hampden Road, Mrs. David LEWIS, of a daughter. 1 in DEATHS. At her residence, Upper Goulbourn-street, on the 1st instant, ANN, the beloved wife of Mr. William Walker, aged 62 years. As no circulars will be &nbsp; issued, Friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral, at half-past two o'clock, on Wednesday, 4th instant.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. SIR,-In your issue of Saturday is an article signed "One of the Congregation,"meaning I suppose of St. John's Presbyterian Church. If he is he must &nbsp; be an enemy, otherwise he would not keep this unpleasant matter so long before the public. With regard to his version of the 8th Clause of the Colonial Church Act, where he mentions the &nbsp; &nbsp; authority of the wardens or managers of the Church, he omitted to give the power of the minister, viz., to appoint, suspend, or dismiss the clerk, meaning, I suppose, the person who reads the responses in the Church of England. If the person styling himself "One of the Congregation" be a true member of the Presbyterian Church he must &nbsp; be aware that we have no such office, and the only assistant the minister has who takes part in the service is called the precentor, who I consider would come under the same meaning as clerk by the Colonial Church Act. I don't like to se...
LATEST DATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
LATEST DATES. England ... April 26 AMERICA - New York . April 3 San Francisco . Mar. 5 Valparaiso . Mar. 1 &nbsp; Cape of Good Hope ... April 18 &nbsp; Mauritius .. April 28 Ceylon. ... ... . ... May 14 China . April 25 Madras .. May 5 Bombay. ... May 12 &nbsp; &nbsp; Calcutta. ... .. May 4 &nbsp; Singapore . ... ... May 2 &nbsp; &nbsp; Batavia ... ... ... ... May 1 AUSTRALIAN COLONIES:- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sydney... ... ... ... .. June 23 &nbsp; Adelaide.... ..... ... June 23 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Melbourne ... June 28 Brisbane.. .. June 20 Perth . May 16 NEW ZEALAND:- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Auckland . June 8 Wellington.. June 1 Nelson ... ... .. June 5 &nbsp; Otago . ... ... .. May 5 Taranaki . June 1
THE AMATEUR PERFORMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
THE AMATEUR PERFORMANCE., We regret to have to announce that in consequence of the serious indisposition of several of the gentle- men amateurs who performed in the pieces of Hofer and the Rifle Brigade, the repetition an- nounced for to-night is postponed until Monday next. The prevailing epidemic renders this an- nouncement necessary. The Influenza, which is just now swooping over the whole of the colonies, is a visitation from which even the ministers of charity cannot in all cases claim exemption.
VESSELS IN HARBOUR. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
VESSELS IN HARBOUR. Barques.-Catherine, Iaabella, Juno, Pet. Brigs.-Union, Ulrica, Reliance, Jane, Cos- mopolite. Schooners.-Scotia, Tyne, Goldseeker, Mary Ann, Pilot. Steamers.-Culloden and Cobre.
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. The barque signalled at sundown yesterday was &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; supposed to be either the Cantero, from Newcastle, &nbsp; or Glencoe, from Port Albert. The brig appeared to be the Emma Prescott, and the schooner the &nbsp; Boindie from the East Coast. The brig Alarm, which left Newcastle for this &nbsp; port, on the 29th May last, put into Sydney on the &nbsp; 22nd instant, having received considerable damage &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; and loss, and run short of provisions during the heavy gales lately experienced on the New South &nbsp; Wales coast. &nbsp; THE GREAT BRITAIN. --Those of our readers who &nbsp; &nbsp; have friends on board the Great Britain, will be glad &nbsp; to learn that she was spoken by the Malvina Vidal, o...
Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. ARRIVALS. &nbsp; &nbsp; June 30.—Isabella, barque, 197 tons, J. W. McClymont, from whaling, with oil. — Agent— Owner. &nbsp; COASTERS INWARDS. July 1.—Brothers, from the Huon, with piles. ENTERED OUT. June 30.—Scotia, schooner, 10½ tons, Bartlett, for Melbourne. CLEARED OUT. June 20.—Ulrica, brig 202 tons. Stone, for &nbsp; Lyttleton, N.Z. Passenger—Mrs. Stone. SAILED. June 30.—Wee Tottie for Adelaide. Highlander, &nbsp; for whaling. IMPORTS. Isabella—25tns., sperm oil, 4½ do black, Crowther. &nbsp; Reliance.—13 cheeses, 2 cases ditto, 7 bags barley, &nbsp; W. Parker; 1 box honey, 1 ditto books, J. Smith. EXPORTS. Ulrica.—60,000 feet timber, 66,000 shingles, 52,000 palings, 4,000 laths, 50,000 quicks, 80,000 feet timber (to be shipped at Port Esperance). &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Maning Bros.
THE BALLOT IN AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
THE BALLOT IN AMERICA The English partisans of the open voting system point to the fact that in America every possible artifice is resorted to to divest the ballot of its secret feature. They say, truly, that we are accustomed to cover the ballot all over with marks and devices most difficult of imitation; and then men are stationed near the polls to act as spies upon such as would be glad to alter their tickets. &nbsp; They say, truly, that the vive voce system is pre- ferable to this kind of ballot, for the reason that it attains the same end by more manly means. Both plans are designed to operate upon the fears of the voter, the difference between them being that, while one purports to be secret, it is just as open and public as the other. Now, it does seem to us that, if we really mean to have a secret ballot-if we mean to permit the poor man, or any man who is in some sense dependent upon another, the right to vote as he pleases without being called to account and punis...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
NOTICE. PARTIES whose Stock is now runnig on the Sexton Estate, Richmond, are cautioned to remore their Cattle and Sheep forthwith, otherwise the same will be im- pounded. H.E. B. READ. Bird Lost. THE Gentleman who found a TAME BIRD in the Paddock in front of Fitzroy Crescent on SATURDAY AFTERNOON, will greatly oblige by leaving word at this office, where it may be sent for. WANTED-A FEMALE as GENERAL SERVANT. Apply to Mrs.OVERELL 210 Elizabeth-street. Education. MISS DIXON is desirous of intimating that the duties of her School will be resumed on WEDNESDAY, the 4inst. Edgehill Terrace, Davey-street. Sydney Agency. MR. ARTHUR CUBITT, Commercial Chambers, Pitt-street, Sydney, has been appointed Agent for this journal, and is authorised to receive monies and advertisements on account of the proprietor. _D. BOWTELL. FOR SALE ABOUT four cwt. of BREVIER, and four cwt. of LONG PRIMER with cases complete, Apply to the Proprietor of this journal. New South Wales Department of Public Works. ...
PEACE AND THE BUDGET. [TIMES.] [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
PEACE AND THE BUDGET, [TIMES.] An argument has been invented in favour of Mr. Gladstone's Budget for which Mr. Gladstone himself and the numerous admirers of this last and most daring effort of his financial genius have no reason whatever to be obliged to its author. It appears that among its other merits the Budget has this also,-that it secures to us possession of eternal peace. Let no one suppose that this end is attained by the degree in which the Budget may have con- ciliated whatever malice towards this country may exist in the mind of the French nation, and whatever lurking ill-will to the French nation may exist in the mind of this country. We may-and It is to be hoped we shall-be better friends than we have been. We shall feel our mutual dependence on each other more than we over did before. We shall be in debt to each other, we shall discount and endorse each other bills, we shall prove under each other's bankruptcies, and we shall sue in each other's courts. All sorts of ...
THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE ON THE BRITISH ARMY. [TIMES.] [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE ON THE BRITISH ARMY. [TIMES.] At the Mansion-house dinner on Monday the Duke of Cambridge made some very true remarks, with his usual energy of expression, on the pecu- liarities of the British army. There is no esta- blishment, no service, so unique ; and it is hard to say whether foreigners or people at home are more mistaken as to its true character. At the &nbsp; very opening of the matter lies the strange para- dox, touched on by the Duke, that we are not pre- eminently a military nation. It is true in a sense, but the moment one begins to reflect one sees that it can only be in a sense, &nbsp; &nbsp; and that not a real, or important, sense. In the first place, our Army is the only one of any size consisting wholly of volunteers in the world. Other nations may have pet services, regiments recruited by volunteers from the rest of the army, or mere guards of honour. But in our Army, as well as our Navy, every man is a volunteer, and ...
MR. BRIGHT. [TIMES.] [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
MR. B RI G H T. &nbsp; [TIMES.] Nobody can deny to Mr. Bright the possession of a great number of those qualities which con- stitute the accomplished demagogue. He has a loud voice, great power of expression, and any amount of earnestness and vehemence at command that his case may seem to require. He is perfectly satisfied with himself, and in himself he has naturally unbounded confidence. Unembarrassed, as far as we can judge, by accurate knowledge of any kind, he is not in danger of soaring far above the heads of his audience, or puzzling them with more knowledge than may pass at once from the mouth to the ear without any previous reflection on either side. And yet nature, education, and temperament, which have done so much to make Mr. Bright a demagogue, have decreed that he should not succeed in the very avocation for which they seem to have marked him out. With all his gifts of voice, expression, and delivery, Mr. Bright is a conspicuous failure in the questionable pro-...
Commercial Intelligence. CITY ARTICLE. Mercury Office, Saturday Afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
Commercial Intelligence. CITY ARTICLE. Mercury Office, Saturday Afternoon. So far as business is concerned this has been a very dull week, there having been no movement &nbsp; whatever in any article. In colonial produce as well as in the import markets scarcely anything has been doing, and the port has boen quite desti- tute of any arrivals of consequence for two or three weeks past. &nbsp; GRAIN &c.-No animation has been perceptible in the wheat market throughout the week, and 9s. has remained the general market figure; the news from Melbourne this morning, however, is calcu- lated to produce an easier tendency, but no change was made in quotations to-day. Oats have not exhibited any improvement, and are quoted as before, with very light inquiry. The demand for English barley has been much slacker the last few days, and Cape in still very scarce. The supply of hay has been very plentiful but prices have not suffered any alteration, loose and country pressed...
QUEENSLAND [FROM THE ARGUS CORRESPONDENT.] BRISBANE, June 20. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
QUEENSLAND [FROM THE ARGUS CORRESPONDENT.] BRISBANE, June 20. &nbsp; The House of Assembly now opens its proceed- ings with prayer ; it is right, therefore, that I should open my letter with what I have got to say on the subject. Mr. Gordon, member for North Brisbane, a member of the Wesleyan persuasion, a very shrewd clever man, and likely to be one of the most considerable men in the House, with great propriety both of manner and matter, moved that the House do open its proceedings with prayer. He took occasion to mention, that nothing struck Guizot, the ex-French Minister, more, in England, than the House of Commons opening its proceed- ings with prayer, and the inscription upon the Royal &nbsp; Exchange in London, "The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof." Mr. Lilley, a solicitor, member for Fortitude Valley, who up to this time has taken " the other side" upon every con- ceivable 'subject, opposed the motion. He was against public prayer of every sort a...
NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
NEW SOUTH WALES. We have Sydney papers by way of Melbourne to the 23rd ult. The House of Assembly had been almost ex- clusively occupied with the discussion of the Coun- cil Amendments in the Indemnity Bill. The debate ended in the rejection of the Amendments. It will have been seen from the telegram we published yesterday that under these circumstances the Upper House was expected to pass the Bill accompanying its action with certain protesting resolutions. With reference to the position of the question at that date the Herald of the 23rd ult, observes : The rejection of the amendments of the Upper House on the Indemnity Bill by the Assembly leaves the Ministers under a nominal exposure to prosecution for misdemeanor. This will not trouble their repose. Constitutional law has no force in New South Wales. The responsibility of Ministers is a mere illusion. Could we imagine that a Court of Justice would convict for misde- meanor, the verdict would leave the Ministers in possession of...
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. By the arrival of the Ottawa, the S. A. Register has received the following intelligence, from Wes- tern Australia :- "King George's Sound, 6th June. "The new land regulations came in force on the 16th April last, since which the amount received for land sold and leased has reached near £10,000. " An expedition is projected to explore the coun- try to the eastward. "The few convicts in the colony available for public works has induced the Government to accept tenders for the repair of several portions of road. "No advices have been received of any convict ship being laid on for this colony. "There is every reason to infer that a conside- rable district of pasture land will be found to exist betwean this and South Australia. Some shep- hards who were stationed about 30 miles from Doubtful Island Bay have just reported the dis- covery of a large tract of good land a short distance from Cape Shoal, about 30 miles to the eastward of East Mount Barron. The report is co...
VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 July 1860
VICTORIA By the Black Swan we have Melbourne papers to the 28th ilt. The Lands Bill passed through its final stage in the Legislative Council on the 20th ult :- The Crown Land Sales Bill was re-committed for the consideration of a number of clauses, and of &nbsp; &nbsp; several proposed new clauses. On clause 15, on the motion of Mr. Bennett, the duration of leases of the unbought sub-divisions of lots was altered to three years ; and on clause 24 the rent for the leased land was altered from a farthing per annum per acre to a farthing per annum for the whole leased land, which is to be used for grazing purposes only. Clause 35, limiting the amount of land to be purchased to 640 acres, was reinserted. The remaining clauses were &nbsp; &nbsp; agreed to, or amended and agreed to, and a number of new clauses were adopted ; and the bill having been reported, the Council adjourned till next day. In the Assembly on the same day a long debate took place on t...