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ENGLISH. DO THE TIMES MAKE THE MAN? [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 7 October 1845
ENGLISH. I DO THE TIMES MAKE THE MAN 1 A witty writer of our day maintains, that whenever the times need euch and such a character, it is sure to arise. Ho believes that the right man ever comes to thc surface of events ; and that the leading' spirits in a community may he regarded as exponents of the pervading sentiments at thc period. He ; holds thut thu anchorite and the fakir de- note the prevalence of ascetic religious fuel- ing' ; the sturdy Luther that of unceasing craving after religious freedom of thought. Tho searching reasonings of a Hobbes, he believes were prompted by a strong appetite in the seventeenth century for philosophical theory; whilst tho mild and attractive but inconclusive writings of a Dugald Stewart, and a Mackintosh, naturally find favor with the less robust-minded community of tho nine- teenth. These out of many more examples are cited in illustration of his proposition : which, nevertheless, we cannot allow to sup- ply a complete explanation of tho succ...
COMMISIONERS' OFFICE. 30th September, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 7 October 1845
COMMISSIOXKHS' OITICK, .'KIM Sepltimlirr, 1KI.Ï. Notice is hereby given, that the following Claims For (ïrauis will hu ' reilly for examination, by tho Commissioners appmnted for that purpose, upon or immediately after the lil)th clay ol November mxt, on or before which day any caveat or counter chum must be entered. Philip Oakden, Suburbs of Launceston, 7a. lr. 2!)p. and la. 3r. 2p. (Originally K, I lenney, and conveyed to 1. Cameron, who conveyed to appli- cant.)-7a. lr. 2í)p. bounded on the south-eastern side by 5 chains -Iii links south-westerly along Norwich-ruad commencing at its ungle with thc road leading from Launceston to Westbury, on thc south-east by-Í chains-IS links south-westerly along crown land to (¡len Dhu-mad, on ibo south- western side by Kl chains o"l link» north-westerly (in 2 bearings) along that road to Hose-lam-, on the north-west hy 8 chains 15 links north-easterly nlong that Jane to the second-mentioned road, and thence on the north-eastern side by that ro...
OATLANDS CRIMINAL COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
OATLANDS CRIMINAL COURT. Two privates of the 11th Regiment were convicted of having- broken into tho house of Mr. Cotterell, Bothwell. In addressing them the Chief Justice said : "I shall remand you for tho present, but you may rely I shall pass a very different sentence to what you calculate upon. I have not the slightest doubt of your having committed this crime for thc express purpose of being transpnrted." They were afterwards sentenced to two years hard labour. It is apparent that soldiers consider tho life of a Probationer more agreeable than their own. What a comment on the present system ! While the Court was sitting: the following scene took place on the main road, neur Oatlands, and in thc middle of tho day. A man left his carl loaded with wheat and Bomo boxes for a moment, when some probation- ers with the wood cart of the hiring- depot of Oatlands carno up and proceeded to plunder the cart. At this moment Mr, Burbury made his appearance, and was immediately attacked by t...
TESTIMONIAL TO S. BARROW, ESQ., BOTHWELL. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
TESTIMONIAL TO S. BARROW, ESQ., BOTHWELL. TUE Inhabitants of Bothwell have testified their regard to Samuel Barrow, Esq., their Into Police Magistrate, by a handsome pre- sent, accompanied by thc following letter : To Samuel Harrow, Esq. Bothwell, Oct. 4th, 1815. j Stn,,-We, thc undersigned, inhabitants of the District of Bothwell, avail ourselves of the oppor- tunity of addressing you on thc occasion of your resigning thc situntian of Assistant Police Magis- trate of this District, j Tor thc period of nearly four years, during which you held your late appointment, thc courtesy and impartiality with which you performed thc duties of your office, and the desire you at all times evinced of promoting the interests of thc District, hnve gained for you thc esteem and respect of all classes of this community. As n reminiscence of the District, and the friends you hnvc in it, we request you will accept thc accompanying token of our regard. Wc heg in conclusion to congratulate you on your p...
PROBATIONISM. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
P R O B A TI O N I S M. WE copy thc following from thc Morning Post of lGth May, 1845. *? Wc observe in two Hobart-town papers, thc Courier and the Advertiser, much space devoted to discussions on convict discipline, hut the question appears still to be too much regarded in n one-sided aspect in its bearing upon local economical interests. It is not, however, quite exclusively so regard- ed, and thc apprehensions of thc colonists appear to bc alive to thc moral evils to which their offspring nre exposed from the excessive accumulation of prisoners. This accumulation to excess is thc grnnd error of the modified system of transportation, and it operates, in more ways than one, to de- feat thc system. It is unfavourable to thc mornl improvement of thc prisoner, by de- priving him of a prospect of continuous em- ployment with good wages on Iiis libera- tion, or by casting him upon shifts and contrivances to maintain himself, and by making his class thc majority in the com- munity, thus ...
DUTY ON AUSTRALIAN GRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
DUTY ON AUSTRALIAN GRAIN. LAST week we presented to our readers a copy of the Petition to thc House of Com- mons, which Mr. Lowe proposes to the Legislative Council of New South Wales to adopt, praying for the admission of Aus- tralian grain into England nt a nominal duty. Wc now refer again to this subject with n view to call on the members of our Legislative Council, and on thc Colonists in general to follow a similar course. In introducing thc subject Mr. Lowe said "He thought it would bc of some advan- tage to offer n few observations in order to shew the importance not only of petitions being sent home by the Council, but of I their being sent also from every district in the colony, in order to shew thc Home Government, that the claim that was mndc was a just claim, and that thc peo- ple of thc colony were determined to enforce it." Tlie Colonial Secretary manifested no subservient spirit to the unjust policy of thc Home Government, but manfully supported the colonial claims. I...
FEMALE HOUSE OF CORRECTION, LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
FEMALE IIOUSH OF COMMOTION, LAUNCESTON. State of thc Female House of Correction nt Launceston, 2nd October, 18Li: Under colonial sentence 39 Tree woman 1 Under probation - - - 12 .Solitary confinement 2 Nursing children - - - - 23 Sick in the hospital 7 Servan'*, turnkeys, ¿te. 8 Ditto to olh'eers of Institution 2 Total number of women - - Ul Children under one yc*\r old - - 20 Ditto above ditto - - - - ll Total number of children - ill A. M'Lßun, Superintendent.
THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, OCT. 10. THE MEETING OF COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, OCT. 10. THE MEETING OF COUNCIL. THE Legislative Council is to meet on the 21st instant, though no despatches have ar- rived bearing on our claims for compensa- tion. Thc unofficial members of Council should therefore renew their efforts for a Committee of Enquiry ns to the amount ex- pended by the colony for British purposes. This would enable his Excellency to place before Lord Stanley a fair debtor and cre- ditor account ; he might show, hy com- paring our revenue and expenditure with that of other colonies, to what an extent we arc injured by penal institutions. For it cannot bc repeated too often, that the entire cause of mischief originates in a system which is one of exaction, imposition, and spoliation, which diverts thc revenues of thc colony to objects foreign from its interests, which concentrates the entire cost of crimi- nal justice, and which scatters through thc length and breadth of the land a devouring army of depredators. The burd...
CUSTOM HOUSE. HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
CUSTOM HOUSE. I IIOH.MIT TOWN*. Return or Grain and Flour imported and ex. ported nt thc l'ort of Hobart Town, during the week ended Jril Oetoher, IS IS, inclusive : 1M POUTS. Harley. lill) bushels ¡.'lour . 21 tons EXPORTS. Flour . 8 tons. Ketttrn of Grain and Flour Imported anti ex- ported nt the Port of Launceston, during the week ended 2nd October, 18 l.ri, inclusive : IMPORTS. KU. EXPORTS. . 1.013 bushels . 3'J70 ditto . 03 tons G. II. HARNKH, Collector. Oats. Wheat. Flour ........
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
SHU' MAILS. For Adelaide, per Jane Geary and Timbo, thisday, at 4 r.M. For Swan Uiver via Adelaide, per Jane Geary and Timho, this dny, at 4 P.M. For New Zealand, per Osprey, on Mondny next, at 4 P.M. For Melbourne, per Lillias, this dny, at 4 P.M. For Sydney, and London vii Sydney, per TJ'aler , lily, to-morrow, at noon.
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, June 28th, 1845. TREASURY BILLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Ilulmit Town, June 2Sth, 1815. TRKASiniY 1III.I.H. Notice is hereby given, that tenders will conti- nue to be received ns hitherto, nt this oiliee, every Wetlnesdny, until 12 o'clock, for Hills to be drawn nt 3(1 dnys'sight on thc Itight Honourable the I Lords Commissioners of lier Majesty's Treasury, in exchange for British silver or gold; when those ot the most favorable rate, will, if approved, be nccepted. On such occasions, however, as the sudden dc parture of a vessel, by which remittances have to I be »illili*, special tenders will be received without référence to the particular day thu» appointed for ordinary cases. The tenders to he (in duplicate) endorsed " Tenders for Hills," and to state the amount of cadi bill, together with the name of thc party in whose favour it should be drawn. f'iEO. MACI.KAX, Deputy Commissary-General.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, &c. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION, &c. The OnSKRVER. will be delivered in Town every Tuesday and Friday mornings. A Country Edition, containing the Intelli- gence received from Launceston, the Interior, or other pinces, on those days, will ie posted in the evening. Sunscnil'TioN.-10.». per quarter in ad- vance j 13.». credit. ADVERTISEMENTS.-Twelve lines and un- der, 2s. Gd., 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'cloe A; anil 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. i\*o verbal communications attended to. %* COMMUNICATIONS for the Editor, or Orders for the Paper and Advertisements, to be addressed, or left at "THE OB- SERVER" Office, (Mu. GEORGE ROL W...
FEMALE HOUSE OF CORRECTION, HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
FJiMALE ÍIOUSK OF COItllKCTIOX, IIOIiAltT TOWN. Slate of tlie Female House of Correction at Hobart Town, 3nl October, 1815 : Under colonial sentence - 160 1-ree women. 8 Under separate system 88 Nursing children .... 3 Sick in hospital 8 Invalids. 2 Servants, turnkeys, Sic. 8 Ditto to olliccrs of Institution 3 Total number of women - - 289 Children under two years of age 3 Women nt the Nursery, Dynnyrne - lid Children nt ditto under one year of age 32 Ditto nbovc ditto .... fifi Total number of children - - SS JOHN HUTCHINSON, Superintendent.
AUDIT OFFICE. 3rd October, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
AUDIT OïTICK. 3rd October, 18 tJ. Vnrrants for Continuent Ivxpenscs sent to tile Colonial Treasury for Payment, between thc 27th ultimo and this date : C. Iirndbury, travelling expenses. J. Uennell, labour. W. Moyes, ditto. J. King, ditto. Itev. H. lt. navies, hooks. 13. Stevens, board, &e. II. J. Howard, clothing S.e. T. L. J. Mitchell, labour. T. Twining, bricks, Sic. J. K. lluscombe, furniture. T. Pickup, repairs. li. M. Stuart, tlitto. (J. 1''. Goble, stores. II. Whorde, waler. I'. Miller, flagging, &c. G. Muggeriilge, repuirs. G. Meredith, repayment. W. Sorrell, witness's expenses. Maning Brothers, passage-money. 1'. Stevenson, clores. N. Gilbert, provisions. A. H. Maning, ditto. W. II. Denn, ditto. G. Visiter, ditto. T. Gaby, ditto. W. M.'Hean; ditto. J. Cahill, tlitto. J. Harrell, ditto. J. M'Kwen, stores. T. liai bottle, painting, ftc. J. M'Canii, plastering, &c. G. Hutton, carpenter's work, &c. J. Allen, lime. Dickenson ili'others, stores. H....
Markets. HOBART TOWN, 10th OCTOBER, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
HonAiiT TOWN, 10th OcToiir.n, 1815. Since our last about "OOO bushels of wheat have been sold for shipment to South America, and about 9000 bushels will be taken by the French vessel Amattry ; both quantities will bc shipped from Launceston. Thc Commissariat at Launceston have taken 2/ÜÜÖ bushels wheat at prices varying from ?ls. Gd) to r>s. 4-5d. per bushel. Though there arc still some speculators in the market wc have not beard of any snles above 5s. per bushel. An opinion is gnining ground that Sydney will require a large quantity from ns before harvest, though the lust accounts from there were not favourable. The Sydney grnin market is in very few hands, who have sufficient power to keep it down, nt least for a time, to suit their own purposes. Wheat. 5s. per bushel. Harley. 5s. to 5s. 3d. ditto. Oats. .'ls. to 3s. td. ditto. Mnize. 3s. fid. ditto. Hay, pressed .. .1*3 10s. per ton. Ditto, louse.... £3 ditto Straw . £.'1 ditto. I'otatoes. £3 to X'3 5s. New Potatoes ., 'lil. p...
Agriculture. NEW DRILL-DRESSING FOR TURNIPS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
agrimlturc. NEW DRILL-DRESSING FOR TURNIPS. To 1 qr. bone-dust, add 1 cwt. of salt and 10 gallons of water ; mix thom well ; mean- while, mix l£cwt. of sulphuric acid with 10 gallons of water, gradually, and lei it cool; when nearly cold, pour some of it, say a gallon, gently over the bone and salt, over the whole surface, to prevent much fuming of muriatic acid, and mix it in ; after au hnur (or when it ceases to fume) add an- other gallon in the same way ; and so on till al! is in. The sulphuricacid decomposes tho salt and part of the bone; producing sul- phate of soda and gypsum, and seining free muriatic and phosphoric acids. Tlie muri- atic acid penetrates the remaining bone, and renders it soluble without decomposition. The whole may digest together a fuw days or weeks, if convenient. Tho result will be a mixture of sulphate of soda and gypsum, with bones rendered soluble by muriatic acid. Tho bone must bo genuine, and not mixed with oyster-shells, etc., as they will neutralis...
ROADS' OFFICE. 6th October, 1845. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF MAIN LINE OF ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 October 1845
HOADS' OFFICE. üth October, 1815. IlEPAin. AND MAINTENANCE OF MAIN LINE OF ROAD. Notice is hereby given, that Tenders will be received nt tins Ollicc, until thc 7th November, at 12 o'clock, for the repair and maintenance of the following portions of the Main Line of Hoad between Hobart Town and Launceston, for n pcrid of One Vcnr from the acceptance of the Tenders. A. separate Tender will bc required for every portion : 1. From the first milc-stonc on the New Town Road, Hobart Town, to thc Ilridge at Kensington. Distaacc about *1 miles. 2. From the Bridge at Kensington to the Bridge- water Ferry. Distance nhout six and a half miles. .1. From thc llridgcwatcr Ferry to the 15tb milestone. Distance about four miles. 4. From thc 15th mile-stone to thc 20th mile- stone. Distance five miles. 5. From the 20th mile-stone to the summit of Constitution Hill. Distance about five and a half miles. R. From the summit of Constitution Hill to thc Station at thc Lovely Hanks. Distance about nine an...