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SCRAPS PENNED IN LEISURE MOMENTS Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, late Secretary to the University Medical Society, London, &c. &c. &c. No. 2. COAL GAS AND ITS IMPURITIES [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 10 January 1855
SCRAPS PENNED IN LEISURE MOMENTS RICHARD LEE, B.A, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, late Secretary &nbsp; to the University Medical Society, London, &c &c. &c. No. 2. COAL GAS AND ITS IMPURITIES TUB disadvantages attending the use of lime exclu- sively as a puriiying agent in the manufacture of gas are of two kinds, [I ) its inefficiency in removing all impurities, (2.) the dilBculty it presents in fixing the ammoniacal salts. Of the objections, the latter has occupied perhaps the more attention, certainly up till a period ot very recent, date, and the various suggestions that its investigation has given rise to are based upou the same general prin- ciples with such modifications only as seemed to their authors to promise the greatestadvantage to the manufacturer, with at least an equal benefit to the consumer. * Thus it is desirable not only to employ agents that are the cheapest and most r...
[?]o[?]a[?] News. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 10 January 1855
fcofa News NEW CORONER-The Lieutenant Governor has '' been pleased to appoint Henry James Emmett, Es- quire, .to be a coroner for the territory. OFFICIAL-The following notification appears in yesterday's "Gazette." All compliments and honors paid to Sir William Denison while Lieuten ant-Governor of this colony, will be continued to be observed towards him during his stay here.-By His Excellency's command, W. Champ. His EXCELLENCY'S DEPARTURE.-Satur lay next, is positively fixed for the departure of His Excellency, by the Iron Tas.nania. THE NEW PRIVATE SECRETARY-Mr. Solly is the Secretary of Sir H. T. Young, and is ex- pected immediately from Sydney. It is rumored that Lieutenant Lochner is lo be aide-de-camp. NEW MAGISTRATES.-The following gentle- men have been appointed magistrates of this ter- ritory : John Mackersey, the younger, Esquire. Francis Allison, the younger, Esquire. Nathaniel Allison, Esquire. Thomas George Sanden Swan, Esquire. George Maddox, Esquire. John Matthews M...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 10 January 1855
THE MARQUIS OF WATERFORD. THE Undersigned having obtained a &nbsp; License for this house, begs to inform &nbsp; his friends and the public that having made extensive alterations and improvements on the premises, and laid in a huge stock of &nbsp; the choicest articles, he is prepared to ac- commodate his coustomers in first-rate &nbsp; &nbsp; Style ; for his country visitors he has pro- vided airy bedrooms and comfortable beds, with commodious stabling for their horses. EDWARD CHANDLER, Marquis of Waterford. Murray-street, 9th January, 1855. N.B. Colonial Newspapers for perusal and reference. CHANDELIERS 1 (UIANDBL1ERS ! CH ANDEEIERS ! ! \y A really splended ct, As elegant as a &lt;y , That ever your eyes have met ; Of various .»lindes mid colours Clure!, und gi ecu und blues, And elaborate deuces All fresh, Miperli, und new. One is topped with a coronet Another's a fountain playing, Fro n each one the di ops of crystal In all directi...
ODD FELLOWSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
ODD FELLOWSHIP. ON Wednesday last, i deputation from the Grand ind other Lodges of tlie Independent Oidor of Odd Fellows', waited upon Biothei His Excel- lency Sir W T Denison, Go\ernoi GeiiLrd of the Australasian Group, and patron of the Older, with the following address - SIR & BROTHER,-We, the undetsigned, mern beis of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in this colony, deem it our duty to present to your Excellency an Addtess expressne of otu feelings on your Excellency's deputure AomVnn Die men's Land to assume the exalted position of Go vcrnoi-Geneial of the Australi m colonies As a Society whose opei itions aie limited to philanthropic objects, it would be out ot place for us to allude to political oceuiences M e c innot however, avoid placing on recoid out opinion, that the British Government is deserving ol gi eat cre- dit lor the discernment it Ins shown in the duo ap- preciation ot Your Excellency s admmistiatioii, by the piomotion of Your Excellency to an ofhee ...
WAR ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
WAR ITEMS. It is a curious coincidence that the late Sir Neil Douglas led the 79th regiment at Waterloo, and the same regiment waa led by his »ion in storming the heights of Alma, their next fight When the armies were drawn up at Alma, the French officer who was in attendance on Lord Raglan for the purpose of communicating with the Marshal, made some observation upon the appearance of the French wing, to the right of the English, " Yes," said Lord Raglan, glancing at his empty sleeve, " France owed me an arm, and she b is paid me. Messrs. Green, of Blackwall, Messrs. Wigram and Co., and Messrs. Smith, have each received orders to build several new war vessels of a peculiar construction for the government. The new floating batteries are to be flat bottomed, and to have three keels. The vessels must be of sufficient tonnage to carry a small description of fort constructed of wood and iaon. It is stated than 350 tons of iron will be used in the construction of each fort, and that its i...
THE DOINGS OF THE CZAR. St. Petersburg, Oct,6. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
THE DOINGS OF THE CZAR. St. Petersburg, Oct, C. As the winter is now approaching and the Russians have nothing to fear from the operations of the Allic?in the north for the next eight months, all the available troops havo been marched to the south, and the metropolis is garrisoned at this moment by nothing bus raw recruits, forming nominally the reserve battalions of ihe different regi- ments of the Guards now on active service. Nhe last of these corps to leave us were the regiments" Moscow" and "Semenow," and the battalion of Finland rifles, with which letter the Hecla made acquaintance when she went up to Eckenaes and cut out the mires at anchor under the batteries of | the town.The Emperor, who inspected all the troops before their departure, pretends to be perfectly satisfied with their efficiency and has published an order of the day, dated Gntshina, October 2, expressing his thanks to the Hereditary Grand Duke, as commander in chief of the Grenadier Corps and Guards, and the o...
Commercial Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
Qotnmemxl Intelligent*« Mr. Elliston sold by auction, at his Mart, on Wednesday last, the Ross Hotel, Ross, to Mr Dennis Bacon, for £4500. LAUNCESTON, JAN. 10. Transactions ingrain and flour have been limited during the week. Wheat is very scarce, and is enquired for at from 13s to 14s per bushel. Flour (without bags) in demand at £33 per ton. Oats, 7s 6d to 8s per bushell. Hay, loose, £5 to £5 5s. per ton. ENOI/AND.-The aspect of commercial affairs without "being alarming, is still such as to excite great caution. Shipments to these colonies are decreasing and^Jikelyjtill to_decrease._The rate of discount varies from 4} to 6 per cent, on first class bills. Large quantities of Bullion find their way into the Bank from Australia and other ports just when needed to meet the export of specie called for by the -war. The wool sales commenced on the 19th Octo- ber, when it is reported that 50,000 bales were to be offered, we extract Messrs. C. Jacomb & Sons report of prices. Messr...
PORTUGAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
PORTUGAL. We have accounts from Lisbon, to the 6th inst. There was no political novelty of importance in Pot tugal. The rains were just setting in after two months of greut heat. The latest accounts from Oporto, regard- ing the vintage, are even more unfavourable than were anticipated. The writer states his conviction that there are not 20,000 pipes of port made this year, within the district. These statements come irora in tere*ted parties, but there is no reason to doubt their correctness They are confir- med, ina greatdegree by instances adduced of the comparative produce of valions es- tates some vineyards having yielded only from 15 to 25 per ceutjof their ordinary quantity. One locality''is mentioned, in which the usual amount lins been 1000 pipe«, where it is this year under 50.
LATER EUROPEAN [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
LATER EUROPEAN; OUR indefatigable Launceston corres- pondent has put us in possession of a Melbourne Argus of the 8th instant, from which we lay the following highly interesting and important new* hefore our readers. BY the American ship Ringleader, which arrived on Saturday from Boston, U. S., we are put in possession of English news to the 24th October ; that vessel having spoken one of the ^st Indian Royal Mail Steam- ships, off Pernambuco, and obtained the papers which, through the kindness of Mr. E. N. Cobb, a passenger by the Ringleader, and èx-member of the firm of Cobb and Bowles, merchants of this city, have been placed at our service. PROGRESS OF THE SIEGE. Two despatches from Marseilles announce that on the 7th the aiege batteries of Sebas- topol were finished, and the bombardment was to begin on the 9th. The engineers thought tlie place might be taken about the 18th. There was a report of a sortie by the garrtsoiYAh!ch had bjen vigorously repukeJ. It is also said that th...
AUSTRIA AND PRUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
AUSTRIA AND PRUSSIA. The Berlin Correspondent states, that the Austrain Government, compels the Prussian Government to declare its in- tentions «s to the maintenance of the of- fensive and defensive alliance with Austria The propositions of M. V. Munteuflel, intended to preserve a good undei standing, not having been favorably received, ho, tendered his resignation, and left town on Friday last. He was re called, and retur- ned yesterday evening. The King arrived this morning und presided at a council. All that has transpired respecting the deliberations is, that M. V. ^Manteuffol withdrew his resignation ; that conciliatory declarations are to be addressed to the Cabinet of Vienna ; and that eventually Prussia is to ndopt a policy perfectly in ac- cordance with that of Austria. A letter from Augsburg says-"The last communication from Austria to Prussia has been very favorably received in Ger . many, and this reception sufiicently attest the support which the Cabinet of Vienna finds...
POLICE REPORT. Before A. H. E. Wilmot, Esq., Police Magistrats. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10TH, 1855. Drunkenness. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
POLICE REPORT. Befar* A. II. E. Wilmot, Esq., Police' Magistrat*. WEDNESDAY, JAN. IOTII, 1855. Drunkenness. The Drunkards' List is evidently diminish- ing : this morning only four males and two females made their appearance, and contri hute'l in the aggregate to the Colonial Exchequer the sum of ¿6 15s. A Hard Case. Two prisoners were placed at the bar charged of robbery at a place called Cork Creek, when an application for a remund was made. It appeared on reference, that the men had already been remanded for five weeks and Mr Wilmot animadverted ou the hardship of the ca-,e, us the men might be innocent, who) cas the treatment they were subjected to as remanded prisoners, was more severe than that of men under sentence, being confined in a stone cell in irons, und on bread «nd water, the apprehending cons'.uhle stated that three witnesses were required, one from Bridge- water und two from Jerusalem, and that the prosecutor was not in attenduncee. His Wor- ship ordered the constabl...
DENMARK. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
DENMARK. On the 3rd inst the Danish Chambers were opened. The discourse from the throne was read by the Premier, in the name of the King. Two passages in the document provoked a lively sensation among the deputies pi esent ; they are those in which the King declares tim he has decided to retain his present cnbiiift, and to maintain in all its dispositions the general constitution passed on the 29th June hist. Tlie President of the Council having quit- ted the Assembly, after reading the speech the two Chambers proceeded to elect their respective Presidents. M. Brunn lins been elected for the first, and M. Rotwit for the second Chamber. The Danish Diet, in its second sitting, held on the 3rd inst., dein ded to present an address to the King from the ministry. Tiie struggle between the King of Den- mark and his people has reached an anxious crisis. The King lins refused to recognise the constitutional veto of the leprescntn tives of the people upon his appointment of ministers ; and t...
INSOLVENT COURT. THURSDAY, JAN. 11. Before F. Browne, Esq., Commissioner. In re J. C. Cosier. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
INSOLVENT COURT. THURSDAY, JAN. 11.' Before F. Browne, Esq., Commissioner. In re J. C. Cosier. This was an adjourntd meeting of creditors and for discharge. Mr Tonkin, the. assignee, stated that he had no opposition to offer to the Insolvent's discharge, which was granted)accordingly. In'teAndrew Moore. This was the first meeting of Creditors, when some debts were proved. Mr. M'Minn applied to the court on behalf of Mr Thomas Hamilton of Liverpool-street, for the return of a watch which had been given to the In- solvent on trial. Mr Crisp for the Insolvent, al- leged that the watch had been purchased by Mr. Moore of Mrs Hamilton : the point however, being one of dispute 1 property, could not be entertained by that court. Mr M'Minn said that if- Mr Moore would say that he had purchased the watch he would not press the point, but prove for the amount. The meeting was adjourned till Thursday the 25th instant. There was no other case, for hearing.
FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
FRANCE. The long talked of visit of the Emperor and Empress of the French to England will take place in the course of the month of November, but the precise day is not fixed. I understand that it U expected that Queen Victoria and Prince Albert will return the visit about the middle of May next, when her Majesty will not only be able to see the French Exhibition, which will then be open but see Paris in all its glory, with the immense improvements now going on, in a state of completion. It is ulmost useless to say that this exchange of visits is of immense importance. They must not be looked on simply as an exchange of civilities between the Sover- eigns of two countries. They are a great political event, and will do much to cement the alliance which has already been so cor- dially entered into between the people of these countries.
Shipping Report ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
filing ïvtpnft Jan. 16-Schooner, Free Trader, ' 144 tons, J. Thom, from Port Albert. Agent-W. A. Gues don. * DEPARTURES. Jan. 10-T S N Co'» screw-iteamer, City of Hobart, 365 tons, G V Bentley, commander, for Melbourne. Passengers - Captain Gardner and two children, Mr. Evans, Mr E Howard, Mr Daniel, Mr J P Livingstone, Mr G Lewis, Mr J Perry, Mr and Mrs W Kerr, Mr A Cumberland, i Master W Payne, Mrs Graham, Mrs Culliford, I Mr Tiffin, Mr T Ward, and 49 steerage passengers. 10--Barque, William Melville, 220 tons, Samuel Hill, for Callao, in ballast IMPORTS AND EXPORTS. IMPORTS. Per Free Trader-71 head of cattle, Guesdon. EXPORTS. Per City of Hobart-88 cases of onions, 20 bsgs potatoes, 8 packages fruit, Hollinsdale ; 150 bags malt, 75 bags potatoes, 100 bags flour, 68 bags onions, Chapman & Co ; 66 ditto ditto HEB Read ; 24 bags saltpetre, Gilles Bros ; 168 sacks flour, Boys & Hall : 110 bags flour, Reeves and Co ; 16 sacks ditto ; 30 half-barrels ditto, W Searle ; 4...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
(ADVERTISMENT.) To the Editor of the Mercury. SIR, - Allow me through the medium of your journal, to contradict a statement in your Police Report of Tuesday the &nbsp; 9th January, in the case of" Browning v. Lynch," wherein in is stated " that I had transferred my affections to Ann Brown- ing," I beg you distinctly to understand that I have now nothing whatever to say to my wife, Margaret Lynch, who has so disgracefully conducted herself, neither have I anything to .do with Ann Browning, and whoever reported the case ought to be more careful than to report all the rub- bish a lawyer may utter for his clieut. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, TKRCNCI: LYNCH. 10th January, 18ÚÍ. HOUSE AND GARDEN, Campbell street .- To be Let, with early possession, an excellent roomy and convenient &nbsp; Family Mansion, at present occupied &nbsp; by Mrs Bunster, No 33 Campbell &nbsp; street. The accommodation consists of a Drawing and Dining room, back Parlour, four...
Display Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
STEAM IO SYDNEY. THIST.S.N. Co's. steam-ship TASMANIA, Jorw CLINCH, Commander, Will leave the stea>n-boat wharf punctually at two o'clock ou Saturday, the 13th instant, for Sydney. Shippers are requested to take notice ' that all anieles for shipment must be alon» side the vessel, the Ciistom-hoUse entries passed, and Bills of Lading sent to the Booking-office, at the Steam Boat Wharf, on the day previous to starting. And Passengers will please observ? that j tlie steamer will oe cleared at one o'clock on Saturday, at which hour it will bj requi i site for them to be on board. j CHARLES TOBY, ! , Manager T.S.N. Co. January 11. ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE. BENEFIT s MISS GODDAM Most extraordinary and attractive bill ever pre- sented in Hobart Town. TWO NEW PIECE« Adrienne le Couvricr the French Actress; or, The Reigning Favorite! AND THE CORSICAN BROTHERS; Or, the Fatal Duel! Being positively the last night but three of the engagement of those eminent artistes MISS GOD- DARD and MR. CA...
INDIA [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
INDIA We have received our files of the Calcutta Englishman to the 29th Oct., from which we extinct the following: Bad as the indigo season has turned out for our Bengal planters, it has been sui passed by the result in Madras. It may be considerechthe most disastrous sea- son on record. It is positively stated that there will lie no Mudras, or Southern indigo, und very little ktirpah, and that of inferior quality. The cause is drought, which has also affected in nearly an equal degree, both the sugar and cotton crops It is stated, however, that Ganjam, Viza gnpatam, and Snjamundy have been more fortunate, the hydraulic works set on foot by Captain Cotton having been Ibuud of essential service. A private letter from Ceylon mentions that Sir George Anderson's resignation is occasioned by a paralytic nttnek. Ile was expected to be on board one of the first fctcamera. Mr. M'Carthy, the Colonial Secretary» will be the Acting Governor. " Sir George Anderson's departure will cause," says ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
Sale* ¿g Auction. Tuesday and Wednesday, 23rd and 24th January. Extensive aud unreserved j Sale of Stock, &c, at Dunrobin. MR. G. A. KEMP has been iSvoured with instructions from W A. Bethune, Esq, who has let his Estates and proceeds to England in the Antipodes, to offer for unreserved Sale by Public Auction, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 23rd and 24th January, at Dunrobin, All his unrivalled Stock of Sheep, Cat- tle, Horses, Pigs, &c, together with car- riages, harness, saddles, bridles, imple- ments of husbandry, furniture, books, stock of wines, Bale to commence at eleven o'clock aftei Lunch, TUESDAY. Szteen thousa d sheep, consisting of Seven thousand prime ewes Three thousand fat wethers Three thousaud store wethers Three thousand five hundred lambs ia their wool These sheep are all first-rate, quite clean, and have been bred with the greatest care, regardless of expense. ALSO A prime flock of Merino and Saxon sheep, viz. :-? Three hundred and fifty ewes, with ...
SPAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobarton Mercury — 12 January 1855
SPAIN. ' The Count of Montemolin has addressed a manifesto to the Spanish nation. Ho commences it with historical opinions, all of them made for the purpose of upholding supremacy and divine right. He declares modern socialism to be Utopian in its nature and laments the course Spain is now fol- lowing. He has no wish, he says, to renew the civil war, but evidently issues the manifesto in the hope of getting profit of some sort out of the present disturbed state of things in Spain. Madrid, Oct. 13.-Major-General Bris- ' tow set out to-day, escorted to the frontier by an officer of the Guard. Lord Howden hhs addressed a note to the Government, demanding that the slave trade shall be deemed as piracy. Madrid, Oct. 16,-The Ministry has abandoned the project" of drawing up a constitution to be submitted to the Cortes. A royal decree orders the payment of the September dividends. '