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HURRICANI AT SWAN RIVER. [From the Perth Inquirer of February 19.] [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
HURRICANI AT SWAN UIVER. [From the Pert h Inqu irer of February 19.] During1 the nifht of Friday last, the 28lli nUirpo. the cn]qt» waa visited by a terrifie hurricane, wine) we regret to say. wa« pro- ductive of serLus iujury to some of the shipping1 in the Roads ; the English whaler Merope, and tie Halifax Packet, having gone ashore in the gale : the first on Parme- lia Dank, and the second on the Success Bank, This olony has hitherto been quite free from thoft sort of visitations, which are the only wind to be feared, coming much later in the B>ason. In fact, the typhoon, for we can cal it no less, must be looked upon as one if those rare and unexpected visitations vriich, at irregular intervals, (and thus mere difficult to guard against) occur in mani parts of the world. The usuat warning signs, which are al- ways so signlcant in this colony, were not however, wamng in this case ; for five days the barometerhad been falling gradually, ac- companied bj a closeness and mistines...
NAVAL GALLANTRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
NAVAL GALLANTRY. The Spectator thus introduces a notice in thc Gazette, of the daring courage of a British tar, which has been rewarded as it deserved :- " The Gazette is seldom so interesting as it was last night, for it contains the narrative of an ex- ploit which may vie in headlong boldness with those recorded in tales of chivalry, even of Aros- to's Orlando, ' Conte d'Anghante e gran Signor di Brava.' It is given in a letter by Commander Scott, of thc Queen's ship Hyacinth, to Commo- dore Jones, the senior officer on the West const of Africa ; dated 13th August, 1844. Captain Scott brings to the favourable notice of the Admiralty ' the gallant and dashing behaviour " of Mr. John Francis Tottenham, Mate. ' On the 12th of August, in or about latitude 15 degrees south, longitude 11 degrees 40 min. east, when off Fish Bay, I sent Mr. Tottenham in a four-oared gig with one spare hand, to communi- cate with the Portuguese Governor. The weather became thick, and he missed his port ; b...
CUSTOM HOUSE, HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
CUSTOM HOUSE, HOBART TOWN. Return of Grain and Flour imported and exported at the Tort of Hobart Town during the Week ended 30th May, 1845, inclusive :- IMPORTS. Wheat ........... 430 bushels. Flour ............ 10 tons EXPORTS. Wheat ............ 3700 bushels. Flour ............ 16 tons. Return of Grain and Flour imported and exported at the Port of Launceston during the Week ended 23th May, 1845, inclusive :- IMPORTS. NB. EXPORTS. Barley ............ 200 bushels. Oats ........... 108 ditto. Wheat ........... 100 ditto. Flour ............ 32 tons. G. H. BARNES, Collector.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. HOBART TOW[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. &nbsp; HOBART TOWN. June 4.—Arrived the schooner Waterlilly, Capt. Hayle, from Sydney, May 29, with coals, &c. June 5.—Sailed the Louisa, Tucker master, for Sydney, with sundries. &nbsp; The brig Tobago, laden with coals, was lost in going up the river to Launceston. No lives were lost. &nbsp;
GENERAL POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
GENERAl POST OFFICE. Ship Mails will be closed for Adelaide, per &nbsp; &nbsp; Sisters, to-morrow, at 4 P.M.., and per Flying Fish, at the same hour ; and for London, per Indian (via Launceston,) on Thursday, the 12th instant, at 5 P.M. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
MARKETS. HOBART TOWN, 5th JUNE, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
MARKETS. HOBART TOWN, 5th JUNE, 1845. The Wheat Market has been very scantily sup- plied during this week, what arrived, was readily purchased from 5s. to 5s. 6d. We have heard of a small quantity having been taken at 6s : but this cannot as yet be considered the current price. We trust that settlers will not speculate on a greater rise in the market, but sell at the present remune- rating prices. A cargo of wheat may shortly be expected from Launceston. &nbsp; BARLEY.—Holders are asking 4s. OATS are very scarce, and are selling at 4s. 3d. to 4s. 6d. &nbsp; HAY is rising in price ; it fetches at present £3 10s. STRAW—£35 to £40. &nbsp; POTATOES—£3 ; rising. &nbsp; &nbsp; LAUNCESTON, 5th JUNE, 1845. Wheat has risen to 4s. 6d. per bushel.
THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, THURSDAY, JUNE 5. OUR PRINCIPLES. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
THE OBSERVER. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; HOBART TOWN, THURSDAY, JUNE 5. OUR PRINCIPLES. IN submitting to the public the first, num- ber of " THE OBSERVER," it will be expected that we should state the views in which it has been originated, that we should intimate what are the principles interded to be maintained in it, and offer some assurance of the spirit in which it shall be conducted. We shall seek to satisfy this expectation as briefly as we can, without incurring the censure of having sacrificed clearness to brevity. " THE OBSERVER," whatever its success in that respect may prove, has not origin- ated in views of commercial profit. Its projectors and supporters have long felt that their opinions-opinions in which a large portion of the community participate, were not adequately represented, and it is designed that this paper should supply the deficiency. The principles to which reference has been mad...
TO THE PUBLIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
TO THE PUBLIC. &nbsp; It was originally intended to publish this Paper under the title of " THE HERALD." For reasons too unimportant to mention, " THE OBSERVER " was adopted instead. It is necessary to mention this for the information of many who have subscribed to this undertaking under the former name, and as the Public have been advertised of the appearance simultaneously with " THE OBSERVER," of a Paper to be called " THE HERALD." The Proprietor of this Journal begs to intimate that these two under- takings are perfectly distinct—that " THE OBSERVER " is established on the principles stated in the prospectus of a paper which it was intended to publish under the title of " THE HERALD," and that the publication which is now adver- tised to appear under that name has been commenced by a party who had no connection with the original.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, &c. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
TERMS OF SUBSCIPTION, &c. " THE OBSERVER " will be published every Thursday Evening, and Tuesday Morning until the expected post altera- tions are brought into operation. SUBSCRIPTION.—10s. per quarter in ad- vance ; 13s. credit. &nbsp; ADVERTISEMENTS.—Twelve lines and un- der, 2s. 6d., and 2d. for every additional line, for each insertion. Considerable reduction on Advertisements continued for any length of time. Advertisements are &nbsp; received at the Publishing Office in Collins Street on Monday, till 12 o'clock, and on Thursday till the same hour. Adver- tisers must state the numher of insertions desired, on their Advertisements, other- wise they will be continued until counter- manded, and charged accordingly. No verbal communications attended to *** COMMUNICATIONS for the Editor, Orders for the Paper and Advertisements, to be addressed, or left at " THE OB- SERVER " Office, Collins Street, Hobart Town. Orders to discontinue must be accompanied by paym...
THE PROBATION SYSTEM. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
THE PROBATION SYSTEM. WE have what we deem to be good autho- rity for stating that Lord Stanley has ac- knowledged himself disappointed by the results of his experiment in the views on which he based the present convict arrange- ments in this colony, and that radical changes are contemplated, embracing among others the establishment of an entirely new penal colony. Some months since we tre aware of intelligence having reached this place that the Colonial office and the Admi- ralty had jointly under consideration the question of a suitable spot for the purposes contemplated. It will take a lengthened period before the large number of prisoners in Van Diemen's Land can he very greatly reduced, and even should the establishment of a new penal settlement be ultimately &nbsp; resolved upon, the system of management pursued here will remain a question of im- portance, and we are likely to hear before long that the attention of parliament has been called to thc anomaly of inspector...
THE BANK RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
THE BANK RETURNS. By the official abstract of the sworn Re- turns of the average Assets and Liabilities of the four colonial Banks, for the quarter ended 31st March, 1845, compared with the Returns of the corresponding quarter in 1844, we find the following; results :— NOTES IN CIRCULATION. 31st March 1844 . . £160.824 1845 . . 177,542 Increase, being 10 1/3 percent. 16,718 BILLS IN CIRCULATION. 31st March, 1844 . . £46,751 1845 . . 5G,436 Increase, being 20¾ per cont. 9,685 DEPOSITS. &nbsp; 31st March, 1844 . . £ 874,057 1845 . . 1.066.806 Increase, being upwards of 22 per cent . . . 192,749 TOTAL LIABILITIES. 31st March, 1844 . . £1,082,047 1845 . . 1,301,324 Increase, being 20¼ per cent. 219,277 COIN. 31st March. 1844 . . £433,096 1845 . . 607,821 Increase, being 40 1/3 per cent. 174,725 DISCOUNTS. 31st March. 1844 . . £1,809,157 1845 . . 1,488.089 Decrease, being 17¾ per cent. 321,068 TOTAL ASSETS. 31st March, 1844 . . £2,298.880 1845 . . 2,136,180 Decrease, being 7 per ...
A NEW SOURCE OF WEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
A NEW SOURCE OF WEALTH. REFLECTING on the nature of our trade with China led us to the conclusion we have arrived at ; we require some £50,000 worth of tea, for which we pay in hard cash, having scarcely a single article the fruit of our own industry to offer in exchange. Every one knows that China is the great market for furs of every description ; this induced us to imagine that the woolly skins of our flocks might be applicable for that purpose ; we made enquiries, searched through volume after volume, respecting the Celestial Empire, without success,—at last chance placed in our possession a transla- tion of the letters of the French Jesuit Louis Le Comte, published as far back as 1698 ; here we found it stated in reference to their apparel :— The vulgar that usually habit themselves in coarse linen, dyed blue or black, quilt it with cotton, or line it with sheep-skin during the cold weather ; but great persons line their vests and surtouts with the noble skins of sable or ermyn...
BIRTH, EDUCATION[?] AND EFFORTS OF FATHER MATHEW. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
BIRTH, EDUCATION, AND EFFORTS OF FATHER MATHEW. THE Rev. Theobald Matthew is now in his fifty-fifth year. He was born on the 10th of October, 1790, at Thomastown, near Cashel in the county of Tipperary. His father, James Matthew, of Thomastown, son of James Matthew, of Two Mile-Borris, near Thurles, was left an orphan very young, and was taken under the care and patronage of his uncle Major-General Matthew, of Tho- mastown. The Rev. Mr. Matthew's mother was dauglter of George White of Cappa- White, who was married to the niece of the celebrated General Matthew, of whom Sheri- dan speaks in terms of high commendation, in his tile of Swift. Death deprived Mr. Matthew of his parent at a very early age. The amiable and ta- lented Laity Elizabeth Matthew adopted him, and immediately placed him under the tui- tion of the Rev. Denis O'Donnell, the late much respected pastor of Tallagh, county of Waterford. At about the age of thirteen he was removed to the lay academy of Kilkenny so long a...
EXPORTATION OF GUM. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
EXPORTATION OF GUM. OUR South Australian friends are certainly entitled to great credit for their perseverance in developing the resources of their colony, the distress of 1841, 2, and 3, having sharpened their wits and driven them from chaffering town allotments to the considera- tion of the products of the soil. Last year large quantities of gum were sent home from Adelaide, and receit accounts mention the sale of different lots, at prices varying from £50 to £70 a ton and from that source alone something like £8000 will be added to the annual exports of the colony. Here is an example which we ought to follow, and as we believe this is the proper season for obtaining the gum, there is an opportunity to our rural population to add something con- siderable to their income, especially as ga- thering the gum is an occupation in which women and children can engage. We un- derstand there are mercantile houses which will advance £15 a ton on gum (until they are assured by their own corre...
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
CAPE OF GOOD HOFE. We have been very kindly favored with the following report on a proposal to render Table Bay a harbour of refuge, a measure of immense importance to shipping east- ward. The expense of the proposed plan will, it is estimated, amount to £700,000, and we understand on the authority of Captain Montagu, our late Secretary, now Secretary at the Cape, that it is likely to be commenced. Report of the Commission appointed by Instruc- tions from His Excellency Sir PEREGRINE &nbsp; MAITLAND, of date 15th August, 1844, to make inquiry into, and report upon, all matters and things connected with the practicability, by what- ever means may appear most suitably of making Table Bay a safe Harbour of Refuge at all seasons of the year, and of facilitating the Land- ing and Shipping of Cargo at all times and in all weathers. THE Commission begs leave to report to His Excellency the Governor that, after nature consi- deration of the subject proposed to then, as deve- loped i...
REFORM IN THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
REFORM IN THE CHURCH OF ENG- LAND. THE English schismatics do not appear to have gained ground in public estimation by the overbearing conduct cf their champion, Bishop PHILPOTTS. The polemical contro- versy which is now raging in the city and diocese of Exeter, is not confined to that portion of the community, but extends itself more or less to every family in England. The schemes of the bishop, and the alterations introdaceed into di- vine service by the zealous partizans of Puseyism, meet with no countenance from the people. With these fads staring them in the face, and an anxious controversy raging around them, it is little short of madness in the clergy to drive their flocks &nbsp; into the arms of the Dissetters, which will be the certain result of anobstinate adhe- rence to their innovations. Now the letter of Bishop PHILPOTTS to the clergy of Exeter, while it withdrew the obioxious symbol in one case, insisted upon efforcing it where- ever the congregation were submi...
BRITISH TRADE WITH CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
BRITISH TRADE WITH CHINA. How much British trade is likely to be benefited by Sir Henry Pottinger's labours in China, may be in some measure conjec- tured by the increase which has already taken place in that trade, of which we find mention made in the speech of the Mayor of Manchester, at an entertainment given in that town to Sir Henry, on the 26th December :- &nbsp; " I have heard an exclamation which proceeded from one of our country manufacturers upon the subject, which I dare say will convey some idea to the minds of gentlemen present, of the advan- tages which we are likely to derive from the ex- tension of our intercourse with China. ' Why,' said the worthy manufacturer, ' all the mills we now have will hardly make yarn to find them with nightcaps and socks." The tariff which Sir &nbsp; Henry Pottinger obtained reduced the amount of import-duties in China to one-fourth. To shew the effect which it has already had, the Mayor quoted a statement of the exports...
THE POPE'S AUTHORITY IN POLITICS. [From the Tablet.] [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
THE POPE'S AUTHORITY IN POLITICS. &nbsp; [From the Tablet.] THERE has been lately a great deal of talk about the Pope having no temporal power in Ireland ; about no obedience being due to him, or to Propaganda, in temporal matters. In one sense, nothing can be more true or wholesome than this doctrine ; in another sense, nothing can be more false or perni- cious. Temporal power, in the direct and ordi- nary meaning of the words, the Pope has none in Ireland. The words and their mean- ing, indeed, are so obvious that they require no commentary. The Pope has not the power-so much as of a parish constable in Ireland. The feudal pre-eminence that he once possessed in many countries he now possesses no longer ; and all merely tem- poral authority, pre-eminence, and jurisdic- tion, saving the states of the Church, has long since been dislodged from the Papal crown. For our parts, in looking merely to the temporal welfare of Christendom, we are disposed to regret much that this is ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
SALE BY AUCTION. ALLOTMENT OF GROUND AND COTTAGE, No. 26, BRISBANE STREET, HOBART TOWN MR. STRACEY Has instructions to Sell by Auction, at his Rooms Elizabeth-street, on Wednesday, 18th June without reserve, ALL that piece or parcel of LAND or GROUND or ALLOTMENT, with the Buildings and Erections thereon eructed and built, bounded on the north-west side by a line of one chain and twenty links along Brisbane-street ; on the south- west side by an allotment to Forbes, No. 25, Bris- bane-street ; on the south-east side by an allot- ment to Forbes, No. 36, Melville-street, and James Pander, No. 35, Melville-street ; and on the north- east side by an allotment to John Head, No. 27, Brisbane-strect, to Brisbane-street, or howsoever otherwise the same may be abutted or bounded, as the same is now let to Mr. David Fawns. The interest in the above property, as shewn hy the Title Deeds to be exhibited at the time of sale, and which may be seen in the mean time at the office of Mr. Rowlands, S...
HEADS AND TALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
HEADS AND TALES. ALDERMAN.—A ventri-potential citizen, into whose mediterranean mouth good things are per- petually flowing, although none came out. His shoulders, like some of the civic streets, are " widened at the expence of the corporation," He resembles Wolsey ; not in ranking himself with princes, but in being a man " of an unbounded stomach." A tooth is the only wise thing in his head, and he has nothing particularly good about him, except his digestion, which is an indispensable quality, since he is destined to become great by gormandising, to masticate his way to the Man- sion-house, and thus, like a mouse in a cheese, to provide for himself a large dwelling, by continual- ly eating. His talent is in his jaws ; and like a miller the more he grinds the more he gets. From the quantity he devours, it might be sup- posed that he had two stomachs, like a cow, were it not manifest that he is no ruminating animal. ARGUMENT.—With fools, passion, vociferation, or violence ; with min...