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Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 May 1857
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY Colonial Secretary's Office, 27th April, 1857. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; AT THE REQUEST of the Government of Victoria, the following notice is published for general information. &nbsp; &nbsp; By His Excellency's Command. William Henti. STEAM POSTAL COMMUNICATION. &nbsp; Treasury, Melbourne, 30th March, 1857. Steam Postal Communication Between Mel- bourne and Launceston or Hobart Town, between Melbourne and Adelaide, and between Melbourne or Sydney and Auck- &nbsp; &nbsp; land, in connection with the Steam Postal Communication between the United King- &nbsp; dom, Melbourne, and Sydney, undertaken by the European and Australian Royal Mail Company, under Contract dated the 14th day of October, 1856. Tenders for the Conveyance of Mails by Steam Vessels between the under-mentioned Ports, will be received by the Government of Victoria until &nbsp; Saturday, tho 30th day of May, addressed to t...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 May 1857
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. NIGHT ROBBERIES : "STICKING UP." The constant, occurence of these of cases, even in the most public streets and thoroughfare of the city, and its neighbourhood, calls for prompt and vigorous prevention. Scarcely a night passes, but &nbsp; &nbsp; some respectable person is either stopped, or hustled by some ruffian, and robbed of his money, watch, &nbsp; &nbsp; or other valuables. In some instances the robîîor Ibiaiis drunkenness, and, stumbling against his,; intended victim, endeavors by a caup de main, to' relieve him of his pro icily, with, r.ronably.'akuock on the heid into the b at gain. TliN lins become, really, n veiy seiions matter, and, in the absence of a constable, who can tot be in t.vo place's at once, we should lOi'coinm-nil to our citizens the siltu.ny precaution of bomg armed, e tlur with a stout cn tgjl, or ti loaded levolvei, vvherewnh to give the nss-iilnnt a wurm recaption ' TtcKET or Leate Mustek.-The usunl noti...
POSTPONEMENT OF THE AMATEUR PERFORMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 May 1857
POSTPONEMENT OF THE AMATEUR PER .FORMANCE.,,. t J Oua randera will psreeive hy an advertisement in another column that the Gentlemen Amateur's havo postponed their performance from to morrow till to- ni .rrow week, Hu's step has been rendel ed noces» s iry in cons tinonee of its having been found, on communient ng with Miss Glynden, who had been engaged to ns-.i-,t in the performances, that-thnt lady had unfortunately fixed ta-monow evening for her benefit at Launceston. Rather, hem ever, than overthrow the arrangements pievioiisly entered into, the Amaten.s have dtcid«dviipoa postponing the performances till to monow week ns stated. This will affjrd nn opportunity to the Gentlemen Anyi tems to it-hearse their parts with that*lady previó'us to their appearing bcfoic tha public. ' l"
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 May 1857
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING The Urania mid the Firing Squirel were ofF'the | Iron Pot yesterday evening, and a schooner, off Variety Bay not made out, The Gloucester sailed from Gravesend for this port on the 5th March. 13 Government Emigrant ships were to bs'I from the 26th March to 30lh April for Port Phillip and Sydney-not one for deserted Tasmania. The packet for the 5th of April, of the Block Bal1 line, will be the Ocenn Chief. i Messrs. Gibbs, Bright and Co. are preparing to send out the auxiliary screw steamer Crimen, 2000 tons buithen, on the 16th of March, to follow the Great Britain. The Crimea, which is fast filling up, is now on the berth in the Prince'« Dock,Liver pool. East Indian SonMAniNE TeeeorawIj via the Red Sea.-Comph te charts and soundings have been take ti of the wlul- of the Red Sen. and along the const of Arabin, the whole way to Kmrachee, so tlmt all the ncccssnry information i? known and available for the immédiate carrying out o&lt; thK line ; added to...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 May 1857
BIRTHS. At Ross, on the 16th instant, Mrs. H. VALLEN- TINE, of a son. &nbsp; On the 8th instant, at the British Hotel, Liverpool street, Mrs. Wm. Ferguson, of a Daughter. MARRIAGE. On the 14th instant, by the Rev. Wm. Nicolson, at the residence of the bride's father, John Franklin Octavius, eighth son of George &nbsp; &nbsp; Hull, Esq., of Tolosa, to Mary Anne, daughter of J. P. Lester, Esq., of the Grove, O'Brien's Bridge. &nbsp;
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 May 1857
EUROPEAN AND AUSTRALIAN ROYAL MAIL COMPANY f Limited) The following, or otherroagnificent Screw Steam Ships belonging to the Company will be dis- patched from Hobson'» Bay with her Mujenty'* Mails for Southampton (vift auez and Alexandria) touching at King George'« Sound nfid Point de Galle, «sunder :- Horse 1857 Tons power Capiain March 15... European ...23S0 ... 530 ... - April 15 ... C»lumbian...2300 ... 530 ... - May 15 ..Oneida .2400 ... 550 ... Hyde June 15.Australasian 2800 ... 750. July Î5.Simla.2140 ... 630 ... Cooper Rates of passage money from Melbourne : £ £ To King George's Sound ... 20 15 Point de Oalle. 60 45 Aden. 80 ?§ BO Alexandria.105 « 80 Malta.110 90 Southampton .120 100 Passenger» going to Marseilles can only be booked to Malla, but the Company will have a steamer at Malta toc«i»ey*lww«*t»M»r»ettle».-- - For freight or passage, plans of cabins, and other nformation, apply to KERR, BOGLE, & Co. Hobart-Town. MACKAY, BAINES & CO. Agents, Hull of Co...
THE DANUBIAN PRINCIPALITIES. (From the London Times.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 May 1857
THE DANÜBIAN PRINUlPALii.'.LEa. (From the London Thne3.) The satisfactory settlement of the questions relating to the Uanubian Principalities can- not but be indaugered by such an imprudent manifesto as appeared a few days since in the "Moniteur. We should bo willing lo believe that to haste, or thoughtlessness, or the indis- cretion of some official personage, was due the publication ol'this very indiseroet article ; but the appearance of similar arguments in other journals which commonly represent the opin- ions of the French Government leaves no doubt that the Imperial Cabinet not only de- sires the union of the Principalities, . but thinks fit to announce its wishes for tho pur- pose of influencing the deliberation of the Mol- do- Wallaohians themselves. The r.'sult of suo'i a step might have been expected. Ijord Clarendon in answer to Lord Lyndhurst on Monday night did not hesitate to say th it he had read the article in the '.Moniteur" with surprise, ginee at the time of the C...
OUR PERSIAN EXTRAVAGANCE. From the Examiner. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 May 1857
OUR PERSIAN" EXTUAVAGANUiá. From the Examiner,) The object of tho motion of which the Earl of Albemarle has given notice, for nu account of the sum. total of espouses of nil kinds in- curred in our diplomatic missions to the Court of Persia, from tho year 1709 to 1814, is to raise the question whether our diplomatic relations with that court, now temporarily suspended, should not bo discontinued permanently. His lordship does good service to the pub- lic in raising this discussion. We defy any rational being to point out any one advautage which has ever accrued to U3 from our costly legation at the court of Teheran. For out own part, we are satisfied that our Persian missions have produced only strifo and mis- chief. We count them among the worst of our many diplomatic nuisances : and we proceed to give the reasons that have -led us to this conclusion. For full half a century, we went on making Indian conquests.aud consolidating out-acqui- sitions, and no one ever dreamt of danger t...
THE WEALTH AND POWER OF CIVILIZATION MAINTAINED BT THE ROAD AND THE RAIL. (From the Spectator.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 May 1857
Trli: WEAL fII AND POWER OF CIVI LIZATION MAINTAINED BT THE ROAD AND THE RAIL. (From the Spectator.) Few things seem to bo more clearly estab- lished than the fact tint one line of commu- nication between two places of great com mer.ial or productive activity does not neces sari'y injure another lino of communication parallel to it ; but that, where the distance between the two lines is sufficient, the second may prove to be an auxiliary to the first. I a scheme which has been so ne time before the public for establishing a line of steam com- munication between the Chesape ike Bay and Milford Haven wero carried out, it hy no means follows that.the line between New York, Boston, and Liverpool, would suffer. We know well enough that the very notion of creating the Southern lina arises from the de->iro to recover for the South the carriage produce which is carried hy the Northern line, and that in the first instance there is some idea of abstraction, and in truth there is no small a...
THE MERCURY. Published Monday, Wenesday & Friday WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY, 20TH, 1857 ARRIVAL OF THE "SIMLA." ONE MONTH'S LATER NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 May 1857
Il' ÎÎJuliliahrtJ íElmrtir.2, öSIrtmcirtüig ä JFtitnag WEDNESDAY »rORVINU. MAY. 20ni, 1H'.7 ARRIVAL OP THE "SIMLA." ONE MONTH'S LATER NEWS. Tur; an\iously looked for mail bliip Simla ar- rived in PTobson's Bay on Thursday last : in accordance with our usual custom wo ,«et apart all ol' our available spare for the following epitome of the most interesting events: The chief feature of the English ne«s is the j defeat oí Lord l'almerston,nntl the consequent dissolution of the British P.uliament. Mr. Cobden biought forward a resolution condom-1 natory of the Ministeiial policy in China ; and after a protracted debate, it was carried on the -lill Marfh, by a majority of IG. A simi lir resolution was brought fonvaid in the Upper House hy IjoiJ Derby, but it was ic- ier-' ed by a mnjority of 30. We «elect the following account! of the | dt'bate from ti» Hoine-Nema: After a proli acted debate, aYull IToii'c of Commons- one ol tile lullust ever assembled | on so emly a day in a session-has p...
THE PERSIAN WAR.—DEFEAT OF THE PERSIANS A [?] BURAZJOON. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 May 1857
THE PERSIAN WAR.-DEFEAT OP THE.PERSI INS A I' BUR'VZJOON. '"The Bimbay Telegruphpof the 20th of March, publishes accounts of a serious cn gngement between the British troops under General Outram nnd a Persian ann.- and which resulted ia the total defeat of thal mer ' with a loss o( 700 killed. The particulars of the occurrence are given in private letters from the camp at JJjshire : ."*-"-""> "Bushire, ISth^Febnnry,-1857. * i "My deai- "* *.- We got'up here nil ri&lt;*hf when General Outram immediately set about' sending a force into ' Burnzjoon,-a place forty miles inward ; where a whole lot of Sirbiz had assembled in loree, and were talk, ing big about attacking the camp : so ihe furce with the 73th Highlanders mid 2Gth' Regiment N.Í., lately anived from Bo-iibay, started on the evening of the 3rd, and left the batteries and camp in charge of the naval' brigade-the Süinirami.', Olive, Falkland } Euphrates, and gun-boats, "with Jacks ami Marines all ashore. On tlu 5th, t...
ABSTRACT OF SALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 May 1857
ABSTRACT OF SALES, Messrs. Brent and Westbrook, this-day. at Bridge . water ; wethers ewes, porkers, woiking bul- locks fire ; new horse drajs To-inoirow ; at the Mart; valuable estate of Meadow Bank ; also, 240 acres of fine land, adjoining the Meadow Bank estate, together with an ex- cellent summer run of 7000 acres at the Great Lake ; pe-emptory sale of town and country property, the estate r f the late Mr Arthur Perry; substantial and conihiodious dwelling houses in Dayej -street. Messrs, Worley and Frodsham, this day, at the Mart, brick houses, Macquarie-street, being a portion of Dr. Crooke's estate; a substantial y storied warehouse. Old Whiif. On piemisos Amelia-sticet, Upper Goulbour» street, house- hold furniture and sundries. To-morrow at Brown's Livery Stables, Macquarie street, Pi eutuin carnage, horses, and harness. Mr. W. A. Gucsdon, this-day, at Constitution Dock, the colonial built brigantina Brothers ; also the hngiintme Cecilia : at No 10 Park street, a variety of...
To the Editor of the Hobart Town Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 22 May 1857
To the Editor of the Hobart Town Mercury." Stn,-As I conuider it the duty of a jotrninlitt to admit the discussion of all political and consti- tutional questions, ii respective of party or political feeling, and as I have always found your columns open to such discussion, I wish to bring under your notice the following case :- ^ It is currently reported, and generally believed, that Mr. T. J. Knight intends to adhere to his ap. pointmont as Solicitor-General, notwithstanding his défont as a candidate for his vacated seat in the Legislative Council for the Huon district. This appears to me n most extraordinary proceeding, and in dil cet contravention of the Constitutional Act. That Act distinctly provides this: when a member of either Hou=e of tlu Legislature accepts office in the administration, he vacated his seat, and, in common pin lance, "goes again to tlie countiy f the object of this ai rangement is ob. vious ; for, as the colony has obtained cnnstitiu t'oual government, the ...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 22 May 1857
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. The European R.M. Steamer arrived at Point de Gulle lroin Sydney and Melbourne on the 4th of April. The Eucalyptus barque nom Melbourne. The Flying Fish and a schooner not made out were off the lion Pot yesterday evening at sun down. The Tasmania steamer arrived yesteiday after- noon from Sydney after a fair run, she left the Sydney heads on Monday morning, and put in at Twofold Bay to land passengers. The Pout Souell Beacon.-It is now some fourteen or fifteen months since His Excellency the Governor,acconipanied by the Harbour Master, paid tlic North Coabl and the intended site of this beacon n visit, and yet the contractor brings the work scarcely any nearer to completion. A cor- respondent informs us that he lias repeatedly seen, the suriouuding water as smooth as in any river, with the top of the rock clear out of water, and yet little or nothing has been done towards furthering so necessary a work. -Cornwall Chronicle.
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE LAUNCESTON, MAY 20TH, 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 22 May 1857
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE Launceston, May 20ru, 1857. If there were large quantities of Oats stored for sale in this colony, we should advise holden to dispose of the article as quickly as possible at Hie present rates, 9s Gd to 10s Cd per bushel, but the coiinti y is almost drained of the whole crop , and we believe there is but little more than will Le requisite for seed left here. The demand for prime seed is general in all the neighbouring colonies, ¡,o that with such an enormous consumption as theie is for horse feed in Victoria, it will require large importations there to pull the pi ice down. Very large shipments are known to be on the way from England to Calcutta, but it will probably be some time before the supply arriving from thence exceeds tlie demand. There is no demand for either Wheat or Flour here, except for local consumption, the prices remain us usual, Flour, áJH per ton, Wheat, 5s. Od. to Gs. per bushel. Flour per ton of 2000 lbs. At Steam Mill Tamar . £,. a. d (Th...
CROWN LANDS FOR RENTAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 22 May 1857
CROWN LANDS FOR RENTAL. Die applications to rent the following Lota of Crown Land not having been renewed, the same are now available for depasturing purposes only, on application to the Surveyor General. Lot 2S3. 180 acres, vicinity Port Sorell. " Lot 77. 500 acres, vic nily River Inglis.' Lot 164. 1500 acres, South lil »ni uland. Lot 293. 400 acre^, vicinity Falmouth. Lot 292. 500 acres, vicinity Quamby's Bluff. Lot 279. 500 acres, River Dee. Lot 225. 500 acres, Franklin Rivulet. Lot 272. 400 acres, Parish Forcett. Lot 503. 500 acres, vicinity River Leven. Lut SO. 500 acre«, River Rubicon. Lot 232. 500 acres, River Rubion. Lot 233. 500 acres, River Ituliicon. Lot 205. 500 acres, vicinity River Douglas. Lot 137. 500 acres, Paiish Uxbridge. Lot 138. 500 acres, Paiish Uxhiidgo. Lot 139. 500 acres, Pari-.li Uxbridge. Lot 315. 500 acres, Great Forestier'* River. Lot 85. 800 acres, South Bruni Island. Lot 28. 500 acres, Port Sorell. Lit 224. 500 acres, Franklin Rivu'et. L>A 226. 500 ...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 22 May 1857
MISCELLANEOUS. The Dardanelles.-The Dardanelles are four strong castles built upon the European and Asiatic coasts of the Hellespont, opposite to each other, and commanding that, strait. They arc regarded Re the key to Constantino pie. The name is probably deliver! fiom the old city of Dardanum. The entrance to the Hellespont is defended by two castles, which are called the new castles, because they were built (subsequent to the other two,) in the middle of the seventeenth century, under Mohammed IV ; to afibnl protection to the Turkish fleets og dust the Venetians. The distance from one to the other is" about two miles and a quarter. Four hours sail to the North ore the old castles built by Mohammed II., immediately after the eon quest of Constantinople. They nre not moro than 1500 yards apart. Farther on, the channel becomes narrower, and atan hour and a half's pail from the old castles, two promontories, about 750 yards apart sudden- ly appear and form that strait lendered fa- mo...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 22 May 1857
ABSTRACT OF SALES, Messrs Brent and Westbrook, this-day on the pre mises, Battery Point, valuable building allot- ments, of the Estate of the late' Mr. Arthur Perry. Mr. W. A. Guesdon, this-day, at the Mart ¡-ex- cellent grey mare, cart, and harness ; casks Sydney beef, currant», cheese, salad oil, jelly cans; Sydney tweeds ; large chimney and dressing glasses ; assorted meichandizp, on account of the Estate of the late Mr. Lawrence of Richmond ; merchandize without reserve ; English dogcart, and Perambulator; watches gold scales, and quadrant.
GOVERNMENT MEASURES FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF THE CHINA DISPUTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 22 May 1857
GOVERNMENT MEASURES.FOB THE SETTLEMEN V OF THE CHINA DISPUTE. The Government is not disposed to delay, for a moment active measures for the settle- ment of the Chinese dispute. The opposition will be gratified to a certainjextent, inasmuch a* a plenipotentiary will shortly proceed to China with full powers to conclude a peace. This person, whoever he may be, will uot^ indeed, supersede Sir J. Bowring, or in any way dispense with the assistance of the men who are at present conducting the affairs of the country in the Eastern Seas. Ho will, however, have the advantage of knowing the wishes of the Cabinet from the mouths of the ministers themselves, and he will bo acquaint ted with what has bee» said and done at home, while Sir J. Bowring, Sir »I. Seymour, and Mr. Parkes will be able to supply him with the necessary local knowledge. A military commander, with 5000 man, will also at once be despatched to the scene of the disturbance. Ofcomse, if the area of hostilities widen, this forc...