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ACCOUNTANT OF STORES' OFFICE. 2nd June, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
ACCOUNTANT OF STOKES' OFFICE. &nbsp; 2nd June, 1845. &nbsp; &nbsp; TENDERS will be received at the Accountant of &nbsp; Stores' Office until 12 o'clock on Tuesday, the &nbsp; 24th instant, for the supply of such quantities of &nbsp; Flour, 12 and 20 per cent., as may he required for Colonial Service at Hobart Town, from the 1st of July next to the 31st March, 1846 ; subject to the same conditions as those of the Annual Contracts of the Commissariat Department, which are pub- January, 1845. &nbsp; The establishments to be supplied, and the pro- &nbsp; bable quantities required, can be learnt on appli- &nbsp; cation at this Office, together with any further par- &nbsp; ticulars that may be desired. &nbsp;
AUDIT OFFICE[?] 17th June, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
AUDIT OFFICE, &nbsp; 17th June, 1845. &nbsp; &nbsp; WARRANTS for Contingent Expenses sent to the Colonial Treasury for payment between the 8th of the current month and this date :— C. O'Bootlh, allowance ; I. Amos, Church at Gt. Swanport ; I. Bossward, pine ; I. Blackburn, allow- ances; E. Nicholas, ditto ; G. Williams, building ; I. Forster, ditto ; R. H. Douglas, transport ; R. Gough, ditto ; B. Jones, Rent ; T. King, labour ; I. Pearson, furniture ; B. Horne, firewood ; T. Kid- ner ditto ; I. Lambert, ditto ; I. Sanford, ditto ; I. Price, allowances, &c. ; the Port Officer, to pay wages, &c.
PUBLICANS' LICENSES, HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
IPUBLICANS' LICENSES, HOBART TOWN. &nbsp; NOTICE is hereby given, that the fourth Quar- terly Meeting of Justices of the P'eace, for the con- sideration of applications for permission to trans- &nbsp; fer or continue existing Licenses, and for Certifi- cates of approval of new Licenses being granted, for the Police District of Hobart Town, (including Kangaroo Point,) will he held in the Court of Re- quests' Room, Hobart Town, on Monday the 4th day of August next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon. Dated this 6th day of June, 1844. A. C. STONOR, Clerk of the Peace. &nbsp;
CUSTOM HOUSE. HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
CUSTOM HOUSE. &nbsp; &nbsp; HOBART TOWN. &nbsp; &nbsp; Return of Grain and Flour imported and ex- ported at the P'ort of Hobart Town, during the &nbsp; week ended 13th June, 1845, inclusive :— &nbsp; IMPORTS. Nil. EXPORTS. Nil. Return of Grain and Flour imported and ex- ported at the Port of Launceston, during the week ended 12th June, 1845, inclusive :— IMPORTS. &nbsp; Nil. EXPORTS. Barley............ 39 bushels. Oats............ 237 bushels. Flour ............ 13 tons. G. H. BARNES, Collector.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. &nbsp; HOBART TOWN. ARRIVALS.—June 17.—Barque Mount Stewart Elphinstone, 611 tons, with 259 male prisoners, from England, left Gravesend 7th March. Pas- sengers—Dr. Gordon, R.N., Surg. Superintedent, and Mrs. Harrold. The guard consists of Major &nbsp; Harrold, Ensign Hunter, 51 rank and file, 7 women and 13 children. The Small-pox appeared &nbsp; on board the vessel while in England, but she ob- tained a clear bill of health before sailing. &nbsp; June 17.—Schooner Agemoria, 106 tons. Capt. Bentley, John Johnson, agent, from Port Albert, 14th instant, with 37 head of cattle, and 160 sheep. Passengers—Mr. M'Allister and Miss Turnbull. &nbsp; June 17.—Schooner Marys, 62 tons, Capt Grif- &nbsp; fiths, D. Macpherson, agent, from Adelaide, 3rd &nbsp; June. Passengers—Capt. Egerton, R.W, ap- &nbsp; pointed to H.M.S. Hazard, now at New Zealand, &nbsp; and Joseph Myers, with a cargo of wool. &...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. The Rebecca, for Hobart Town, left Deal on 29th January, The Louisa Campbell was on the berth for Wel- lington, New Zealand, to sail on 28th February. The Louisa, from Launceston, 10th September, arrived off Portland on 2nd February. The Prima Donna, for Swan River, sailed, from Gravesend on 30th January. The Cleveland, for Hobart Town, was advertised to sail immediately. The Arab, Dalgarno was loading for Port Phillip. The Spartan was about to sail for Adelaide and Melbourne. The ship Gazelle, 212 tons, I. Romsey, was loading for Launceston. The Unicorn, Mullens, master, was on the berth for Swan River. The Renown, 289 tons, M'Donald, master, was &nbsp; advertised for Launceston. The Sons of Commerce and Platina were laid on for Hobart Town. The former was partly taken up by Government. The Achilles, Burrell, master, was advertised for Melbourne. The Ganges, packet-ship, sailed for Sydney on the 15th February. The Taglioni was laid on for South Austr...
COMMEECIAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
COMMERCIAL NEWS. In our back page we give a Price Current, and intend to furnish regularly the last market prices of the articles mentioned. The tobacco ex Eliza Ann, has been sold at 7½d. per lb. The Robert Pulsford, from the United States, may shortly be expected. The barque Theresa, with male convicts, may shortly be expected.
MARKETS. HOBART TOWN, 19th JUNE, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
HOBART TOWN, 10th JUNE, 1845. &nbsp; Yesterday the tenders to the Commissariat were &nbsp; given in for 10 and 20 per cent, flour at £10 10s. to £13, £15, and as high as £17 13s. We believe &nbsp; that at the lowest prices only small quantities were &nbsp; tendered, and no fall in the price of wheat can be looked for ; the price to-day is 5s. 4d. to 5s. 6d. per bushel. Large quantities have been purchased in Launceston for Hobart Town. An order to buy &nbsp; barley for Sydney has been received, which may cause an advance in that grain—at present the price is 3s. 3d. to 4s. Oats.............. 4s. 0d. to 4s. 3d. ditto Hay, pressed .. £3 10s. to £4 per ton. Straw ........ 30s. to 40s. ditto. Potatoes...... £2 15s. to £3 ditto. At Launceston 5s. has been refused for a large parcel of wheat &nbsp; Spirits and Tobacco in the Bonded Stares on the 17th June, 1845 :— Rum.............. 27,738 pnllons Brandy......... 19,662 ditto Geneva ............
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, &c. " THE OBSERVER " will be published every Thursday Evening, and Tuesday Morning until the expected post altera- tions are brought into operation. SUBSCRIPTIONS.—10s. per quarter in ad- &nbsp; vance ; 13s. credit, 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 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 number 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, (MR. GEORGE ROL- &nbsp; &nbsp; WEGAN'S), Collins Street, Hobart Town. Orde...
THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, THURSDAY, JUNE 19. POLICE AND GAOL EXPENDITURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, THURSDAY, JUNE 19. POLICE AND GAOL EXPENDITURE, A REPORT is current that Sir Eardley Wil- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; mot has received a Despatch from Lord &nbsp; Stanley consenting to the burden of the &nbsp; Police and Gaol Expenditure being shared &nbsp; by the British Government to the amount of &nbsp; one-half. We could wish that this report &nbsp; were true ; but true it is not. Whether a &nbsp; subject has, or has not, been received, we &nbsp; are not informed ; but in touching upon the &nbsp; subject, we deem it only right to say, that whether successful or not in his appeal to Lord Stanley's sense of justice, Sir Eardley &nbsp; Wilmot is equally entitled to the thanks of the colonists for having advocated their fair claims.
THE PETITION. THE PRESENT CONVICT SYSTEM. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
THE PETITION. THE PRESENT CONVICT SYSTEM. WE do not pledge ourselves to every syllable contained in the Petition, nor ascribe metaphysical accuracy to moral delineations. It is with the substance of its prayer that we are concerned. And if we are satisfied that it is sustained by experience, we shall not be troubled at the imputation of super- fluous statements or untenable suppositions, although we confess that it would have pleased us better had it gone not quite so far. The objects of the British Government are not our sole consideration. Could it even be shewn that the Crown is a gainer, or that the prisoners are improved by the system existing, we should, for ourselves, survey its tendencies—we should judge of its value by its bearing on the future destinies of our homes nnd our families. ' Lord Stanley has rejected with contempt considerations affecting the free population : he has told the settlers, who left England under other promises and expectations, that if they find the...
ENGLISH INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
ENGLISH INTELLIGENCE. BY the Mount Stuart Elphinstone we have a small addition to the intelligence from Eu- rope with which we were previously in pos- session ; but it is not of much political importance. Parliament had been again engaged in the discussion of the Sugar Du- ties, and the papers refer to a masterly speech by Mr. Macaulcy on that question, in which that distinguished speaker unmer- cifully exposed the inconsistency of the Mi- nisterial policy in the light of its bearing upon slavery,—the argument of Ministers for the present sugar duties, being the ne- cessity of supporting the free growers. Mr. Duncombe had also again brought the subject of the Post-office examination of letters be- fore Parliament, but beyond a lengthened discussion, no result was obtained. Things are tolerably quiet in Ireland, but the repeal agitation is by no means at an end. Of the new Secretary, Sir T. Free- mantle, O'Connell says, that " he is a very nice man for a small tea-party !" Intelligen...
HORRORS OF THE SLAVE TRADE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
HORRORS OF THE SLAVE TRADE. IN the last Session of Parliament Lord Palmerston, in the House of Commons, in moving for some returns made the follow- ing interesting statement :— The Governments of the countries into which these negroes were imported, pub- lished no returns. Although those Go- vernments were bound by engagements with England, to prohibit the slave trade, yet many of them—the Governments of Spain and Brazil notoriously—set those engage- ments at defiance (hear, hear.) In some places they even derived revenue from the violation of the treaty. Of one thing they must be assured, that all the accounts fell short of the truth (hear.) Now, what were the numbers calculated as the annual im- portations into the islands and continents of America ? Mr. Vandervelde in his work, compiled from official documents, calculated the numbers of those actually landed at from 120,000 to 130.000. Sir Fowell Buxton stated the number to about 150,000, and whichever calculation they took, what...
NECROLOGY. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
NECROLOGY. DEATH OF THE MARQUIS WESTMINSTER—The death of this nobleman took place on Mon- day night, at his mansion, Eaton-hall, near Chester. His lordship, who was in his 78th year, was a munificent patron of the truly English sport of horse-racing, and of every- thing calculated to promote the interests of the arts and sciences. He was descended in the male line from an illustrious house that flourished in Normandy a century and half before the conquest of England, and obtained its surname from having held the high and powerful office in that principality of Le Grovenour. The founder of the English Grosvenors, Gilbert le Grosvenor, came over in the train of William I., and was nephew of Hugh Lupus, Count of Avranches, after- wards Earl of Chester, uncle of that victori- ous monarch. His lordship was the twenty first in descent from that illustrious founder, and was created Marquis of Westminster in &nbsp; September, 1831. He is succeeded in his titles and estates by his so...
MECHANICS' INSTITUTION. OPENING LECTURE[?] (Concluded from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
MECHANICS' INSTITUTION. OPENING LECTURE, BY THE REV. J. LILLIE, PRESIDENT. (Concluded from our last.) " As a general proposition. it may with truth be affirmed, that in so far as the evil in question depends on the separation and want of intercourse of the different classes of a community, whatever has a tendency to remove the cause, must tend, in a corres- ponding degree, to lessen the effect. What ever brings the separate grades and divisions of society into the same situation, so as to make them think together, and feel together, or discharge together any of the great offices of their common, moral, and intellectual being, must so far undermine the walls of prejudice which had kept them apart, and lay fhem open to the humanizing influences of mutual sympathy. There is a natural tendency to union,—a kind of spiritual affinity, strong and invincible, which makes minds go together and confess their kindred origin, whenever they are placed in circum- stances to bring it forth." This ...
THE SLEEPING INFANT. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
THE SLEEPING INFANT. How calm thy sleep, my little one ! Gift of a hand divine ! Care has no wreath to place upon That lily brow of thine : Yet on thy cheek are tears of grief, Like pearl-drops on a flower ; Frail emblems of thy sorrows brief At evening's lonely hour. Yet thou wilt wake to boundless glee &nbsp; When dewy morn appears, Nor e'er remembered more will be Thy bitter evening tears. But what are these thy hopes which share ? Thy feeble hands which fill ?— Thou'rt grasping with a miser's care Thy little playthings still ; Come yield to me each useless toy, Till morn's young beams shall peep ;— Nay, struggle not !—can'st thou enjoy These trifles in thy sleep ? Slumber her silken plumes has furl'd Around thy placid brow, And yet an emblem of the world Thou pictur'st to me now. 'Tis thus with man, whom old age brings To life's declining vale. He weeps at Time's stern call, and clings To trifles just as frail ! BUST OF ADAM SMITH.—It has long been a subject of regret am...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
COLONIAL STARCH. FOR SALE, Ten cwt. of Superior STARCH, at Fourpence per lb. Apply to R. WALKER. 5, Davey-street, June 17. TO LET OR SELL, AT MELBOURNE, PORT PHILLIP, AN ALLOTMENT of GROUND, with an excel- lent Dwelling House. The proprietor would have no objection to exchange it for property in Hobart Town. Apply to R. WALKER. 5, Davey-street, June 17. IMPORTANT TO LADIES WHO WISH TO PROCURE A SPLENDID CLOAK. JAMES BROWN begs to acquaint the Public, that he has for Sale at his Retail Store, Eli- beth-street, opposite Mr. De la Hunt's, Chemist, a most splendid assortment of Ladies' Cloaks, Mantilla's, Cardinals, Capes, &c., consisting of— Black Satin and Velvet Mantles. French blue Satin, striped Satin. Black Satin, embroidered. Shot Sattinet. Plaid Silk Mantles. Black watered Silk, ditto. Mantilla's of all colours, lined with Satin. Adelaide Merino's lined with Velvet. French Merino's of all colours. Watered Silk, Superfine Cloth. Cardinals, Capes, &c., &c.,...
IRELAND. (From the Speculator, February 15th.) [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
IRELAND. (From the Speculator, February 15th.) At a meeting in St. Jude's Tavern, in Dublin, on Thursday last week. Mr. O'Con- nell, who presided, uttered some of his most racy strictures on men and things. " Introducing the first toast, he made some complimentary allusions to the Queen, not altogether of the most exalting kind. It was true, he said, that she signed her name to documents prepared by her Minis- ters ; but it was a mere mechanical opera- tion, that might as well be performed by , means of a stamp, as in the days of Henry &nbsp; the Eighth and George the Fourth. That, &nbsp; however, was not the fashion in the present &nbsp; age. The Sovereign wrote her own signa- ture with her own hand; but political power she had nonw. She could drive about in her chariot wherever she pleased, sure of a hearty welcome from her people wherever she went ; she might go visits to the Duke of Buckingham or to the Iron Duke, and when she was tired of wandering she c...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 19 June 1845
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. LATEST WOOL SALES.—The latest ac- counts of wool sales received by the Elphin stone continue to be favourable, and former prices are fully supported. SILVER METAL.—Two pieces of metal of this description have been found by Con- stable H. L. Taylor, in thc possession of two suspicious characters named Freeman and Yates, who are detained in custody in order that enquiries may be made respecting the same. COINERS.—The parties who were appre- hended in Brisbane-street, by the detecting force, in the act of making base coin, under- went an examination on Tuesday last, and were remanded. THE SYNAGOGUE which has been for some time in course of erection, in Argyle- street, for the worship of Jehovah, according to the usage of His ancient people, will be opened on the 4th proximo. On that oc- casion, ladies are requested to sit separately from the gentlemen, who are desired to keep on their hats. The interior arrangements of the Synagogue are more comfortable than those o...