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SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 27 May 1857
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Our dates from this colony are to tho 18th instant. ? Tlie only intelligence of interest contained in the paper, is tho announcement that the Fort Lincoln exploring expedition had started. The Megister says i The Exploeino Expedition.-The expe- dition for the exploration of the interior started on Thursday, in the Alice Martin, for Port Lincoln. The party consists of the leader, Mr. Stephen Hack ; the surveyor, Mr. Harris; T. J. Clarke, Eichard Lynch, Charles Hurley, -Braund,-Connor, and a Sydney aboriginal named Sydney Bill. The party are well armed, to meet any emergency that may arise from the possible hostility of the natives, and they have siso a good stock of appropriate cluthing. Provisions will be taken to serve for six months, even should nothing be shot to eke out the store. The party will take with them from Streaky Bay 100 sheep. Th* ex» pediticn is also supplied with thirteen horses and one dray. On the arrival of tho patty at Port Liucoln, they will pr...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 27 May 1857
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING On Sunday night the brig Gold Digger, Captain Barber, was compelled to put into this port, in consequence of the mutiny of the Lascar seamen on board. The brig was bound from Penang to Sydney, with 1600 barrels of gun-powder for the Sydney Government, and a cargo of rice &c. Im- mediately on her anchoring in the stream, D. C. Fitzsimmons, who has a knowledge of the Indian language, with other constables, went on board, and brought eleven men on shore, who were placed in confinement, and were brought before the Police Bench yesterday. It appeared, that the mutineers threatened to throw Captain Barber overboard, and attempted to set file to the ship. The prisoners were charged with the offence before the Chief Police Magistrate, and remanded for ex- amination until to-day. New Arctic Expedition -In consequence of the adveisc decision of the Adiniialty ia the House of Commons on Tuesday, a decision so little antici- pated after a suspense of many months, ...
POLICE OFFICE.—MONDAY. Before R. W. Fenwick Esq: [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 27 May 1857
POLICE OFFICE.-MONDAY. Before R. W. Fenwick Esq : fright Charges.-This being the day set apart for commemorating Her Majesty's Birth Day, Mr. Fenwick attended on the Bench \o sheet off the night charges at an early hour in the morning. There were, in drunkards and disturbers of the pence, no less than eight und twenty in number ! They wera all dealt with in the usual manner. TUESDAY. Before F. Burgess, Esq., and Gapt. Bateman. Night Charges.-Mr. Burgess commenced clear- ing another sheet almost as lengthy as Monday's at a quarter before one o'clock. Several of the drunkards pleaded Her Majesty's Birthday as a kiud of set-off against their offences-they had been overtaken with " loyalty," and it had proved too much for them. One di»turbcr stated that he was merely shouting " God save the Queen." He pleaded guilty, but Baid he was telling a lie when he did so. There weie two drunkards who were fined £5 each, or to be imprisoned one mouth ; one was fined £3, or fourteen days imprisonme...
THEATRE ROYAL [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
THEATRE BOYAL Tlie Theatre last night presented an appear- ance which must have highly pleased all. who ?witnessed it. Tlie dross boxes, and the boxes generally were one splendid blaze of beauty and fashion, and the pit exhibited an'audience equal to that displayed In the boxes ; in fact, we never s»w the Theatre so splendidly at- tended. The Governor occupied the centre box with a party from Government House, and on each side the fair ladies of Tasmania radiated, as from one common centre, forming a coup dceil of the most beautiful description j and all seemed to enjoy tho performances with the utmost pleasure. It would be of course invidious to eriticise the performances of amateurs, bnt each and all exerted themselves so as to gain the well deserved applause of the audience; every- thing was well done, and nothing was left to be wished for, thus evidencing the kindly feel- ing on tho part of the performers to secure a real benefit to the Lessee, while, at the same time, they enha...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. We do not Identify our opinons with those of our correspondents THE OVERWHELMING MINORITY. To the Editor of the Hobart Town Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. We do not Idonttty our opinons with Uiosa ot our correspondent« .THE OVERWHELMING MINORITY. To the Editor of the Hobart Town Mercury. Sir,-And what do you think of the ex- hibition in the Assembly on Tuesday even- ing? Tlie overwhelming minority of the Gregson-Meiedith faction is a settler: only think-the great Gun, Gregson ; the blunder- buss, Meredith ; and the little Boy, " over- whelmed " hy their own absurdity. The'di vi»ion was extremely significant, not only irom its numbers, but from the mode in which it occurred, Maxwell Miller, ashamed of his worthy colleagues, bolted outright, and the little Boy was sneaking away also, over- whelmed w itU shame, when he was whipped back to complete the glorious Trio. Shame, oh ! Shame, to the Electors of Hobart Town ! And a deeper shame to their independent re- presentative ! The unmistakeable demonstra- tion in the House on Tuesday has, I hope, decisively put an end to those unseemly ex- hibitions winch have' dis...
SALE OF CROWN LANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
SALE OF CROWN LANDS. The under-mentioned Lots of Crown Land have been withdrawn fiom the Sale advertised tot be held at Launceston,' on the 8th of ii ox month :-Suburbs of the township of Ilfra- combe, section J, lot 1. 10 acres, lot 2. 10 acres, lot 3. 10 acres. Par¡3h of Philip's Nor- ton, Middle Arm, River Tnmar, lot 572. 65 acres.,
THE MERCURY. Published Monday, Wednesday & Friday FRIDAY MORNING, MAY, 29TH, 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
THE MERCURA. íftoWfafie'b' íHonlína, 55Hct>nestinu[ Ä jFtíttag FRIDAY MORNING. MAY. 29ih, 1857. We congratulate the country upon the pros- pect of a speedy termination to the present session of the Parliament. It has been a long, a turbulent, but not an uninstructive one.1 The Opposition has now exhausted every means at its disposal. The hopelessness of imparting dignity or success to any further obstruction has made itself manifest ; and, we are in pos- session of the magnanimous and voluntary assurance of Mb. M1I1I.EU, that it was the intention of himself and Mit. Gbegsoh to permit tho business of the IIouso to he pro- ceeded with. We hope and believe that, during the recess, the Ministry will devote its time and energies to the maturing of those measures, which are so urgently demanded. The present Cabinet cannot afford to bo idle. We know-aye, and Ministers know-that much will he expected at their hands; that there are questions of grave impoitance ti» be disposed of, to the ...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. CLEARED OUT. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. CLEARED out. May 28-William Hill, brig 120 tons L. Never, for Geelong with Sundries. May 28-Circassian schooner 105 tons Lyons for Launceston with Sundries. William Hill for Geelong, 27000 palings, 2500 post and rails, ¿60,000 lathes, 11,000 ft, timber Maning*Brothers 1 keg jam, I package opos- sum skin rugs, 1 dripstone, Knight; 5 Illida sperm oil Maxwell ; 8 cuse3 paper hangings, 21 barrels cheese. Kerr Bogle. & Co. ' Per Circassian for Launceston-SO boxes soap, 20 ditto, 50 bags sugar, 40 boxes soap, 14 bags lice, 12 casks nuts, 10 cases starch : A. Huybers ; 35 packages tea : S. Moses ; 40 cases glass, 100 packages ditto : Hurley ; 2 packages luggage as addressed ; 1 bale leather, 2 ditto bazil : Manning &Bros. ; 1 case : Marwedel ; 1 case, Miss Wells ; 14 bags pepper, Brown & Co. ; 2 cases boots, C. Waid ; 6 boxes candles, 1 banel íaisins, 32 pack- ages tea, A. Moirison ; 17 packages fiirnituic, «3 addiessed ; 20 4 chests tea, 6 ca...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
THEATRE ROYAL. CAMPBELL-STEEET. MONDAY EVENING JUNE 1st, 1857. MM. E. J. OSBOENE'S FAREWELL BENEFIT. First production this 4 years of that admired Comedy , PAUL PEY. , Mu. E. J. OsDOitNE respectfully informs his friends and the patrons of the Drama that, at the request of many of his supporters, lie has engaged the above theatre for Monday Evening, June 1st, on which occasion his FAREWELL BENEFIT will take place prior to his departure from Tasmania, and begs to solicit their patronage and support. The Evenings amusements will commence with Boole's admired Comedy in 3 acts entitled PAUL PEY. Paul Pry his first appearance in the character Mr. li. J". Osborne. Phebe . Mr3. Harward. Supported by all the available talent in Hobarton. To bo immediately followed by selection» fro..* Shakespecrc Tragedy of KING JOHN. Prince Arthur by a young gentleman native of Tasmania his first appearance on any stage. After which an amusing interlude of SI3ÎOISO AND lASOIÏO By Miss Harward, Mr. E, J. Osb...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Extensive Robbert.-On Saturday night between'the hours of 8 and 9, "the dwelling house of Mr.' Reedy, at the Prisoner's Barracks was broken into, and a large amount of property taken away., Amongst the articles wns an iron safe, which has been found, divested of its con. tents, of course. f,The mode in which the robbery was perpetrated, remains^ at present a mystery. ' Accident bt Poison.-Last night about eight o'clock an accident of a very dangerous na- ture happened at Syndal, the residence of P.T. Smith Esq M.L.C. which might have been fatal in its result but .for the piompt attendance of Dr, Riordon who lias lately cpme to reside at Ross. It appears that a nephew of Mr, Smith went into the kitchen for a small gallipot and seeing one on a sbelf,near the flour bin willi some white substance in it he took it for flour,and threw it into the bin,but unfortunately it turned out to he arsenic. A pub. ding waB made the same day of which six of the family partook, and...
HOBART TOWN PRICE CURRENT Corrected up to fice o'clock on Saturday Evening las [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
HOBART TOWN PRICE CURRENT Corrected up to fice o'olooh on Saturday Evening las ALS $ BEER-ftvliolsaleJ Ale, Mass's No 2 per dot ¡U \5t Od Worthington and Robinson's No 3 per hhd 91 Os Od AUopp's No 3, per hhd IO Os Od Ditto paie East India per hhd 19 Bl Od to H 10s Vi Other brands per hhd l8 10s Od to IO AUopp's per dosen Ils (id to 11* Gd My ass* s Us (id io 1U Gd Duckworth's lit Gd io Us 5d Bryant and Davit's 12« Od to 13s Od Marzetti's li* Od lo Us Od mbberfs 10s Od to 10s Od Otherbotllcrs,\U io 12». Porter, Barclay's, per hhd ¿7 ös 0 to VJ 10s Elliott and Walney'sper hltdlG Os Od io 17 Os Other brands IG 10» Od to li Os Od Trueman'! X per hhd Hi fi* Od to 16 5s Od Trueman'! XX per hhd lu 10s Od io IO 15s Cd Taylors' stout per hhd i] 0* *id to li 10» Od Byass's quarts per dot 12« Gd to 13» 0&lt;l Whitbread's stout per doz 12s Od to 12» Od Marzetti's porter per doz Vii Od to 12» Bryant and Davis's per doz 11« Odio 11« Od Other bottlers per dos It'» Od to 11» Id BUTTER-Cork...
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 27th May, 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
GENERAL POST OFFICE. '?.27th 'May, 1S57." I SHIP MAILS will he closed at this office ns under :-» ?* For Sydney and New Zealand via Sydney pel Lizzie Webber, via Launceston, To morrow at G. 30. p.m. F. C. Smith " P. M. G. P. S -Mails for Sydney, Adelaide, and Swan River are made up at this Office, and forwarded via Melbourne, by evciy Steam Vessel departing from Hobart Town or Launceston.
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE LAUNCESTON, MAY 27TH, 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE Launceston, May 27th, 1857. Last advices hy the Queen announce a fuitlicr advance in the price of Oats at Melbourne to Ids per bushel, an 1 unless very extensive shipments come to hand there this week, the price will go still higher. Mr. Wcedon sold a pal eel of nearly a thousand bushe's yesterday, at 13s 9d. A good many small parcels have changed hanJs this week at about that figure, and some as high as 14s Private advices from Adelaide report that about two thirds of the Wheat sown this year liai been deslioyed by the grub or some such cause, and that the formels are ploughing the land up again to have it re-sown. Wheat is advancing in price here. Millers decline purchasing at present prices, Cs Gd to 7s per bushel, as there is no correspond- ing advance in the price of Flour, hut there is a "better demand for Wheat for export to Melbourne and Sydney. Bran is quoted at 4s per bushel at Melbourne, and it has consequently advanced to 3s here. Mill Tamar . (Th...
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. Tenders will be received by the Accountant of Stores until noon on Wednesday, the 17lh ol June next for supplying the Colonial Service from the 1st of July 1857,to the 31st of March 1858, with the undermentioned ni tides, (at the places notified) in such quantities as may be required, subject to the conditions of the invitations for Tenders for annual supplies, dated 27th Januaiy last. At Launceston :-Vegetables, at per 100 lbs. Fire- wood, diy gum in log, ditto Ditto, ditto, in billets, ditto. At New Noifolk ;-Fiesh meat, at per lb. Vege- tables, at per 100 lbs.
LATEST DATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
LATEST DATE3. i'nglatkl .,. .Sun Francisco . New York .- ... Capo of Good Hope. Mauritius..'. Singapore.... Ceylon. China. Calcutta ........«. Bombay . Valparaiso . Australian Colonies, vi/. : Victoria .w. Sydney.i. Adelaide ».«,. New Zealand ....., 17th. 17th 4fch. 20th 20th 28th 23th 30th 23rd. 15th. lOlh. 22nd. 18th.' 18lli. 28th.
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL—YESTERDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL-YESTERDAY. The President took li is seat "at five minute s past four o'clock. PETITIONS Dr BEDFORD presented'a petition from the inhabitants of Hobart Town, praying that the House would recommend the vesting of the Gov- ernment Domain exclusively in the Corporation for the recreation, amusement und healthful exercls: of the citizens. The petition was received and read, and notice given for to-morrow for its printing. Mr. WHYTE picsented a petition from Mr J. Morgan, praying for an alteration in the consliii tion of the Grand Jury, ns ut present, vested in one person. The petition was received, and read, and notice given for to-morrow for its being printed. NEW MEMBER Mr CLEBURNEjwtts introduced hy Mr Whyte and look the oithi mid h'a sent om the opposition cucho, ?* QUESTIONS Mr WED3E gave notic e that to-morrow, he would ask tho Colonial Treasurer, 1st ulietliei Mr Champ had vacated his scat for Launceston, i y the acceptance of an off...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
MISCELLANEOUS. What to so in a Pbintino Office. When you enter a printing office,leave the door open behind you. Then gawk about ; read all the manuscript you can get your hands on ; it is no difference-editors have no business with secrets-boudes, you might discover some plot «gainst the Government-crush it in the bud, ant) thus become a publie benefactor \ Be (¡ure to ask the compositor to let you look at to copy ho is at work on ; of course he won't so unpolite as to lefuso so reasonable a roque* etamiuo the types, pick them up, look at thoa and throw them down, no matter in whia box ; what tho duco do printers have so man] little boxes for, if they want folk to be so vu; particular!-Dont't neglect the press; cat hold of tho handle-pull it round-there, Ia it go-not much damage done ! Now yourself in the sanctum, and, after whistling 1 favourite tune, ask tho editor for the paper hi is reading, or entertain him with some lona winded harangue.or something which interés! you', not h...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 29 May 1857
t . PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY. fe ALLOWANCE IN LIEU OF FORAGE. ?*-.." Commissariat. Hobart Town, 2flth Moy, 1857. riAHE Periodical Board appointed to determine \_ the rate of money allowance to he granted m lieu of forage,in kind, to mounted officers in this command, have fixed the same at four shillings and one penny per diem for each horse, for the month ending 31st instant. Stephen Owen Assistant Commissary Generul. ACCOUNTANT OF STORES' OFFICE. 20th May, 1857. BENDERS will be received by me until noon on J_ Wedneiday, the 17th June next, for supply- ing the Colonial Service at New Norfolk, from the 1st July,1857, to 31st March, 1858, with the under- mentioned articles, m such quantities as may be required, suhject to the conditions of the invitation for Tenders lor Annual Supplies, dated 27th Janu- ary last : Fresh Meat, at per lb. Vegetables, at per 100 lbs. J. Forster. Municipal Election. To the Bate payers of Hobart Town. GENTLEMEN,-Having been requested &nbsp; &...