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SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 27 September 1860
SYDNEY. Via Melbourne wo have Sydney journal s t &lt; 18th instant, we take the following fiom tho Sydney Morning Hetahl ofthat dato The impiovcment noticed last week in business generally has, wo aio happy to say, continued, and orders fiom the country aie now being neely executed Of course, there is still gieat caution exhibited in giving credit, but this tends partially to ched ».peculation, and the business done is theicfoio sounder and of a moio legitimate chai actoi The news from England has not aiFectcd tho maikcts as yet m any marked degiee, and, with the exception of hops, which have advanced about Id pel lb m con&equcnco of tho faüuie of the crop, tlicic is no alteration to notice riom -The mail et is decidedly iii mci, and re- sales of small lots of California flour, ex Notie Dame de Vie tones, and Elua And Ella, have been made at £1110s pei ton Adelaide flour is also firmer and sales hive been effected at Ü17 10s to X18 pei ton The mülers' quotations cout...
HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Mercury Office, Wednesday Afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 27 September 1860
HOBART TOWN MARKETS. I Mercury Office, Wednesday Afternoon. I Very little was doing in the wheat market to- day. Millers wero offering 8s., but holders generally aro asking a higher figure. For oats and barley tho inquiry is very limited. nay has undergone no change. Potatoes are in good demand, and prices have experienced a further advance. Fine flour is steady, at Ü19 per ton, with a fair demand for local requirements. Bran Is. Cd. to Is. 7d. per bushel.
THE INSURRECTION IN SICILY. [FROM THE TIMES, 24TH JULY.] [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 27 September 1860
THE INSURRECTION IN SICILY. [FROM THE TIJIES, 24TH JULY.] Time was when ARIOSTO was moro load in this country than he is in our ov, n day ; but wo shall bo obliged to tako the old chivahic poet up again if o: ly for GARIDALDI'S snko. Every now and thou as the story proceeds you will find a good and valiant Knight, but yet of most peaceablo disposition, who gets into trouble with tho necromantic inteiest. Either a Sorcerer has carried off his ludylovo, or has turned his intimate friend into olivo-trccs, or has spoken in a depreciating way of his ai tides of belief ; in short, the tiino has como wlion it would be highly advisable that tho learned gontlemau should be put to death. It is, however, one thing to resolve upon tho policy of such a step, and quitp another to carry it into effect, Tho Sorcerer resides in an enchanted palace, girt round with walls of steel over heated to a white heat. A Body Guard of giants "jeeps watch before the gates ; there are a few lions about, purposely...
ADELAIDE. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 27 September 1860
ADELAIDE. Wednesday. Flour is steady at £15 10s. to £16. Wheat, in large parcels at place of shipment, 6s. 10d. to 6s. 11d. Thursday. A fruit and flower show took place to-day in White's Assembly room. The exhibition was good and largely attended. Lady Macdonnell was pre- sent. Markets unchanged. The Assembly has resolved to ask the Home Government to supply the colony gratuitously with 10,000 rifles and a battery of guns. &nbsp; There are good reports from the new Wallaroo Copper Mines on York's Peninsula. Friday. Flour, £16 to £16 10. ; wheat, 6s. 10d. The Parliament is expected to be prorogued very soon.
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY. WEDNESDAY, 26TH SEPTEMBER, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 27 September 1860
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY. WEDNESDAY, 26TH SEITEMEEB, 1860. The SPEAKER took the chair at 4 p.m. ORDERS OF THE DAY. FRANKING ACT AMENDMENT BILL. The House proceeded to the consideration of the amendments made herein by the Legislative Coun- cil. Tho first amendment to the effect that the Mayors of Hobart Town and Launceston shall have the piivilege of franking.andthe third amend- ment to the effect that letters and x'ackets on Po- lice Service only to such Mayors bo tree from post- age wore disallowed. The second amendment to the ofl'ect that Members of Parliament have powor to frank in recess as well as in session was agreed to. COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. Dr. BUTLER said that as the House had indi- cated on a previous evening a disinclination to adopt the Report of the Commissioners on Educa- tion, he was disposed to fall back on the resolution put on the paper by Mr. Crookes, which contem- plated the alteration of the High School into a College, and the founding of l8 Exhibitions to such Col...
TASMANIAN COUNCIL OF EDUCATION. DEGREE OF ASSOCIATE OF ARTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 27 September 1860
TASMANIAN COUNCIL OP EDUCATION, DEGREE OF ASSOCIATE OF ARTS.' I A NEW era in the Educational history of tho Colony was inaugurated yesterday with all tho solemnity and ceremonial befitting the important occasion. The time had como when the first results of the im- petus given to Superior Education by legislation wore to bo made manifest. Two years ago the question of Superior Education was brought pro- minently before the Parliament, and in November, 1838, an Act was passed to establish a Council of Education with power to grunt a certain degree, and to endow Scholarships tenable in the United Kingdom by tho youth of Tasmania. Under the P'ovisions of that Act a Council of Education was appointed, consisting of fifteen members, to which was given the power of conferring the Degree of Associate of Arts upon all students who should pass a satisfactory examination in such subjects as the Ciuucil should select. By tho same Act 8 "Tasma- nian Scholarships" were established, of the annual ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 27 September 1860
Direct and Nearest Ko ate to the Snowy "" ' ' River Gold Fields. Steam to Sydney, via Twofold Bay. THE T.S.N.Co's Steam BMP "TASMANIA," J. Clinch, commander, will leave for tlie above ports È on or about SATURDAY, october the etb.acNOON. FAKES io TWOFOLD BAI, ( &lt; The nearest Port to the Diggings. Saloon . £7 7 0 Steerage. 3 10 0 Children tinder 12 years of age in propo on. BENJ. M. CUNNINGHAM, Manager T. S. N. Co. Franklin Wharf, September 21st, I860. ' ' Steam to Melbourne. Return Tickets. Return Tickets. THE T. S. N. Company's Steamship KvV » CITY OF HOBART," W&Í? Aided Darby, Commander, _ will le«ve for MELBOURNE, on .WEDNESDAY, 3*d Ooiobcn -at three OVIOCK p.m. " -~ .,' " ' FAHES. Ur, £ 8. d.l Return Tickets, available for two months or four voyages .. 12 10 0 Single'Passage, Saloon. 7 0 0 4 ' Single Passage, Stcerugc. 3 10 0 Children under 13 years of ago in pro- portion. BENJ. M. CUNNINGHAM, ¿l-\" Manager, T.S.N. Co., , Franklin Wharf, , September'¿1st, I860...
THE MERCURY. THURSDAY MORNING, SEPT. 27TH. 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 27 September 1860
THE MERCURY. THURSDAY MORNING, SEPT. 27TH. 1800. IN the Legislative Council yesterday the request I for a Conference sent up by the Assembly was I assented to by a majority of 0 to 5, and managers on the part of the House appointed. _, The report of the Joint Committee on Defences was laid on the tablo. The Superannuation Bill was read a second time and committed, and the Great Lake Roods Bill read a second and third timo and passed. The resolution of the House of Assembly authorizing negotiations with the Victorian go- vernment, with a view to the restoration of tele- graphic communication, was agreed to. The Cross and Bye Roads BUI was further con- sidered in Committee. The remaining business was postponed until this day and the House rose at a quarter to ten o'clock. IN the House of Assembly the amendments of the Council in the Franking Bill were in part dis- allowed and the Bill sent back by message. The resolutions on the subject of Superior Edu- cation were withdrawn as relati...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 27 September 1860
A LARGE AH» r GENERAL VARIETY OF SPRING & SUMMER GOODS . J, U S T It E.C E I VED, PEE "HEATHER BELL," 1 BY T. MTIOEMACK, WINDSOR HOUSE, Corner of Liverpool & Harrington streets, And from the prices at which they are now marled for sale, T. M. confidently enumerates a few of their Classes and Prices. A large assortment of Ladies' Tweed and (Jumper Cloth Mantles, from 6s OJ to 32s, comprising all price« between Do Jackets, 8g 9d and upwards 'Do Buff Lawn, 3s 9d do Crossover Norwich Lustre Dresses in ereat Í variety, 7s 9d âo Printed Mualm, 12 yards, 0« 6d do Half Mourning, varions styles and qualities igUel Skeleton Skirt«, 3s and upwards Hooped Nett, 4« 9d do jPHnted De LaineB, 8d per yard fancy 8traw Bonnets, 2s and upwards ladies'. Girls', and Children's 8traw Hats, various qualities J Bayadere Parasolf, 4s end upwards ! Pim Cap Fronte, and with t loners, lOd to 2s 9d Buff Mantle Lawn, Is per yard Smnet Ribbons, lOd to Is 3d áltese Lace Falls, 2s and upwards FihéLaw...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 27 September 1860
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. I The Boomerang goes down to Taylor's Bay this morning to take in stone- for tho Williamstown Pier, and will roturn to clear. The Hargraves, from Newcastle, tho 10th hist, with a large cargo of coals, arrived yoaterday, und was berthed alongside the Franklin Wharf to dis charg«. Captain Henderson reports strong northerly winds for the last few days AB tie Macquarie, on her arrival from Port Albert, was proceeding to tho lauding stage for cattle at tho Domain, by M>mo moan!, she caine into collision with tho.Twms steamer, which was «ngaged to tow her to her anchorage, by which the schooner experienced some damago to her bon sprit, «me of the passengers on board the furry boat being «everely injured. ' A schooner, not modo out, was signalled at sun- down. The Heather Bell, for Guam, left her berth alongside tho Now Wharf yesterday to proceed to ?ea this morning. THE GRAND NATIONAL REOITTA.-Tho Lon- doners' great regatta passed off this year with moro than or...
NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 27 September 1860
NEW SOUTH WALES. By way of Melbourne wo havo Sydnoy papors to tho 18th. Their contents aro of little im- portance. STOHM.-About 5 p m. on Sunday last, New» castle was visited by a storm, perhaps the most severe *hile it lasted within remembrance. During the whole of the day a heavy, sultry atmosphere had prevailed, and after mid day, rendered existenco almost unenduroble. Just before that hour a dead calm prevailed, and dark threatening clouds appeared above the horizon, from which intenso gleams of lightning wore flashing, followed by distant, but heavy thunder. At length a rush and a roar were beard, and everything in an instant seemed in violent motion, Clouds of dust and débris caught up from the roads were driven by tho hurricane through the streets, io an easterly direction, producing consternation everywhere. Simultaneously the thunder came, peal on pea), ' t. v } ,- » ,.\ JV>V" *' with the most intensely vivid flashes of lightning in quick succession, as if vieing with th...
SHIPPING. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 28 September 1860
S II I P P I Is' G. POET OF HOBART TOWN. AlUtlVED. September 27-Reliance bn0', 118 tons, J Smith, from Otago New Zealand tho otu, and Twofold Bay the 20th S"ptctnbei, with hundnes Agents-F A Downing Passenger cabin, Mis . ght Sept 27.-Goldseckei schooner, 140 tons, W LyoiiH.trom Melbourne 23rd mHt,« ith 400 sheep and sundries Agent-Ljons Passenger, steerage, J Chapman Sept 27-Harp schooner, 15 5 ton-s, Fisher from Newcastle, N & W the lGth mst, with 200 tons cools and sundries Agent-Fishci Sept 27 -Dart brig, 128 tons H Sansom, from Geelong the 23id inst ,with 200 sheep and sundries Agent-Sansom Passengei, cabin, Mis Jackson CIFABFO OUT September 27 -Glencoe bairjue 100 tons White for Fort Albert in ballast September ¿7-Boonun ang schooner, 105 tons Quested, foi Melbourne via ia^loi R Bay with timbei SAIIFD September 27 -Victoi v foi Melbourne 27-Heath« Hell for Guam 27-Boomoian^foi Melbourne, wa Taj lot sBaj 27-Tj ne, foi Melbow no Uli ORTS. Reliance from Otago, New Yeoland...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 28 September 1860
MISCELLANEOUS STflPPINO. The Reliance fiom Otago New Zealand, wa Twofold IUy, caine in at five o'clock ye3toi day morning 'J lie In if; left Otago on the 5th instant, and ni 11 ved at 'livoiold IUy on the 22nd ii oin winch plaee Captain Smith has ni ide a lemaikablj quick run to this poit of a little undei (lOhouis Captain Smith repoi is speaking the Pacific whaler on tho passage to 'Iwolold Baj The Missionary barque sailed trom Twofold Bay foi Newcastle, New 8outh Wales, on batuiday morning The Pet and Freak left on Sunda} foi Sydney, and the Tasmania steamer, which ni lived at Twotold Bay on Sunday night, also left foi S3 dney on Monday morning Captain Smith also íeports a whaling brig towmg a whale into Schouten Passage, supposed to be tho Urecian, on Wednesday
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 28 September 1860
BIRTH. On the 27th instant, at 44, Elizabeth-street, Mrs. James HARCOURT, of a daughter. MARRIED. On the 27th instant, by the Rev. F. Miller, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. THOMAS CHALLENDEN, to Miss SARAH RAYNER. DEATHS. On the 26th instant, at Bleak House, New Town, ALGERNON, fourth son of A. B. Jones, Esq., aged 15 years. s 28
PARLIAMENT OF TASMANIA. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 28 September 1860
PAitLIAMENT OF TASMANIA. -w LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH. THE PRESIDENT took his seat at 10 minutes past 4 o'clock ME JUSTICE HOERE The COLONIAL SECRETARY brought up a. message from His Excellency the Governor, trans- mitting copies of letters irom Mr Justice Horne, and stating that the request of Mr. Horne, must be dealt with by special enactment The letters were read by the Clerk of the Council MEETING OF PABLIAMENT Mi "WEDGE pursuant to notice asked the Colo- nial Seci etary whether, as the House of Assembly dissolves byeffluxion of time on the 25th August 1861, it was the intention of the Government to summon the Parliament together prior to or after the new elections had taken place ? The COLONIAL SECRETARY lephed -It is the pierogatue of the Ciown to summon Fai hu- ment, and it is not in the power of the Government to offei an j pledge or assurance as to the time at winch that preiogative will be exorcised, as that mist bo determined by the necessities of the ...
EVENING SITTING. IRRIGATION [RESURED DEBATE.] [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 28 September 1860
EVENING SITTING. iniîiaATiON PRESUMED DEOATE,] Tho COLONIAL SECHETA11Y in continuation proceeded to point out that the prospective ad- vantages of irrigation to this country were not so great as thoy wero in other countries, whero irriga- tion was carried out on a largo scale. Tho bon. member referred to the difficulties which stood in the way, pointing out in what lnimnor tho waters of lakes and rivers wore protected by tho com- mon law j this might bo obviated by legislativo enactment vesting the waters in the Crown, but Eli)l allowing individuals interested to retain an adequate supply, He did not punk fihut capitalists or speculators would be induced to nilopt irrigation works, and tha bettor plan would bo for the proprietors on tho banks of rivors or lakes to combine and to carry on tho works witti assistance from the government, and legislation to this effect might bo obtained, and the works carried on with benefit, but beyond this it would not at present be desirable to proce...