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ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. WE do not identify our opinions with those of our Correspondents. To the Editory of the Daily Mercury. To the Editor of the Hobart Town Daily Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 27 March 1858
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. We do not identify our opinions with those of our Correspondents. To the Editor of the Daily Mercury. To the Editor of the Hobart Town Daily Mercuiy. Stn,-I have l>3Jii sometimes consi- dering the cause of susli utter disregard in the people of Tasmania, to everything pertaining to literature ; and I confess the conclusions I have arrived at, after very mature consideration, are by no means satisfactory to myself, neither are they I fear very Haltering to any body else : though without tho slightest danger of giving offence, for this manifest rea son, that no individual is over offended about anything in which he never takes tho leish interest. As, for instance, mechanic would not feel hurt if he were charged with ignorance of astronomy, neither would a lawyer be displeased if he wera told that he could not preach a sermon-unless perhaps.he was paid for it. These cases I take to be parallel, .and think will not be disputed by ¡my rea- sonable person. The ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 27 March 1858
V STEAM TO SYDNEY, VIA TWOFOLD BAY THE T.S.N. (Va STEAM-SHIP "TASMANIA" Will lenve for SYDNEY via TWO- FOLD BAY, on or about SATUR DAY, 3rd April, at NOON. Chaules Tobt, Manager T. S. N. Co March 27, 1858. Franklin Wharf. 14G8 Black Ball Line of British and Aus- tralian Packets, for Liverpool - Forwarding Passengers and Wool to Iiondon. The Clipper Ship SHOOTING STAR. 1375 tona Register, William Alcock, Commander, will be despatched from Melbourne, on or about the 6th of April. Apply to Kehr, Boole & Co. New Wharf, 23rd March, 1858. 3 a 1418 Notice to Passengers per Aurora' Australia * - - ALL Passengers per Aurora Australis for London are requested to be on board by Saturday evenin^-pt five o'clock. Brown & Co., t d New Wharf. For Prossers, Spring Bay, and Swanport. THE fast sailing Schooner CECILIA, Will leave the Constitution Dock, for the above places, on SATUR- DAY, the 27th inst. For freight or passage apply to Isaac Wright, New Wharf, 25th March, 1838. 1483 27...
THE MERCURY SATURDAY, MARCH 27TH. 1858. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 27 March 1858
THE MERCURY SATURDAY, MAECH 27ra. 183S. TnE Melbourne Herald of Monday last has a somewhat startling article in reference to tho shoaling of the South- eastern shores of the Australian Group. This is no new idea. It has long boen supposed, nay, known iu some instances, that the coast has been rising ; but, al- though wo have heard it alluded to, and certified in particular instances, we have never until now presumed that this shoaling of the shore had been going on .simultaneously along the whola South- eastern sea board of Australia. In lèverai cases the decrease in the depth of the water along the coast has been noticed, and it has been usual to ascribe the phenomenon to local influences which seemed sufficiently feasible to stifle any enquiry, lleccnt events, how- ever, have directed the attention of sci- entific men to the subject, and it would appear that there is no want of data to establish the fact that this uprising of the Coast, and conséquent decrease of the waters, has b...
THE PASSENGERS BY THE PERSIAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
THE PASSENGERS BY THE PERSIAN. It is with deep sorrow we heir tint some of the p v&cn^er» bv this ship, composed principdly of widows, and 01 phans and the natherie«s, ire in the greatest distres- O io cue we hive heatd of, and we believe it is but a type I of many moie, in uhch one of the females ho.-, been left a \\ tdow, b\ thei ivagcs of the fevu on boaid, with rix joungchildicn the whole ol whom have thus been left cntir ly destitute in j a strange place »id a \ iv iiom the prac ttcal syinptthy of thci own friends and relative^ We know well that there | ire tmongsi us wealthy men who o ic tive be icvolencc is known fal and wide , I and, to such, in ippc ii li is nu er )cfc been m ide in \ un Through the cilt mity which his occuned on boirdthe Persian many helpless bcinjs hive been cast upon our «\inpithy, wives who h ive bccime widow-, and ehildten who hive become 01 ph m>, tnd it would be noble, and worthy of the reputation this col ny has iluadj acqjiied for benevo...
LATER FROM VICTORIA. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] Launceton, March 27, 6.30 p.m. (From our own Correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
LATER FROJI VICTORIA. [UV ELECTitlü TELEOltAPir.] Launceston, March 27, C-30 p.m. (From our own Correspondent.) Tul Bl ick Swan lus just aimed at the li ir Mi G V brooke is i passenget Oapt "Wood i (.ports the aim ii ot the City of Hobart m 11 »bsou's Bayou Ft d ty iftcrn »ou, -nid the b irq il OíB y ou short hw le the Port Phillip Heads between fe van Spit tnd the B uS The lîeiudcci (norn Birch's Ha>), Dirt, iscoiii, and Tljing 1 isli (lion Ilob-irt Town) ai rived on Wednesday Ihe Uianu (norn Hobart Torn), Ros toe (ltoiu Tinte Hut Point) on llmrs day Tile Hai binder hid sulcd lor Ilobiit lown Hie Wee lottie sailed for newcastle from Melbourne on the s une dij The Willum Hil1 ni lived at Gecloug ou the 22ud Hie Eupu min, Shepherd, cleared out foi N't.urti tit on tht 24th Tue lamui sailtd tor this port on the 21 li Eabev, &Co sold by auction Adelaide flour, Elliotts biiud, at £17 10s 0J, and Hiyes's blatk oats ut Cs 5J pet bushel TWENTÏ-SIX DAYS' LVTEtt NEWS FROM INDIA ARR...
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. W e have Perth piprrs to the 10th Tebinry, inclusive In the Government Gazette notifica- tion is mude of the election of i light- house1 on Breiksci Island, ind at ihe entriucs of Pimocss (lo) al Harbour The appoinlmcnti ot the Rev G P PowniU is Deni, and of Rev James Biown, as Aiclithnuiti, hal been con fanned by the Bishop uf the diocese The ne is from tile Gemidme Min (says the Inqiiuer) is most satisfactory , largrqiiauiitiei tilleadoieare being rais d ande gilt tons have been suit to the Port foi shipment The Inquirer mentions that a com promise has been efffctid bet teen the Government and the principal delinquent eugigpd in landing and concealing cou- ti iband tobacco in the Vasse district It h ngiiit repotted that gold his been discovered in ihe colony, J 20 inile-. fiom King George's Sound, it Jtctum ungup, and specimens luve been sent to Pelt h A valcdictorv addics3 had beon ptc scn'ed to his Honor W H Mickie, Usq , on the occasion of lus lentement from ...
CAMPBELL TOWN RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
CAMPBELL TOWN EACüd. These races concluded on Friday. Our Correspondent does not furnish us with any details. He says " the whole of the racing was first rate ; the beat for very mamrgyears." The following wore the winning horses in the various events on the seoond day. lambs' pcrass, Won by ¿loss Sow, PÜBHCASS' rLATE. Wou by Garry Owen. ALI, AGE STAKES. Won by Currency Liss. CONSOLATION STAKES. Won by Camel. immy sKtrnar. Won by Vanquisher.
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. CITY ARTICLE. Mercury Office, Saturday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. CITY ARTICLE. Mercury Office, Saturday afternoon. There has been very liutlu movement in the grain market lately. Wheat came i i rather more freely in the early part of the week, and prices consequently were slightly affected ; 7s Gi per bushel has been the ruling quotation the last, two or three days. Colonial oats have declined, being now quoted at Gs QJ, a.ud tlie inquiry is. dull. Harley is in good demand, especially E 'glish, which bulls readily at 8&lt; to 8s Gd j Capo fetches 6s ßs to 7s 3d per bushel according to sample. In hay business has boen very brisk for some time, and prices continue firm ; loose hay fetches lrom £7 to £8, country pressed from £6 10j to £7 10», and hydraulic pressed from £8 to £8 IQs per ton, according to quality. Potatoes come in very slowly, and realize at pre- vious quotations, £10 to £12 per ton. Onions meet with very little enquiry just now, and are still quoted at £16 to £18 per ton. The Hour market is especially...
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
CAPE OF GOOD HjPE. Tlie Port Louis Commercial Gazette acknowledges files of Cape papers to the 2ßth December by the Maréchal Pelis sier. The third mail steamer of the Union Ship Company, the Norman, reached Table H.ty on the 24:h December, 38.V from Plymouth, 3 J- days less than con- tract time. The Kaffir Chief Macomo had been sentenced to death, but the Governor had commuted his punishment to 20 years' iinprisonment.witliout hard labor. The other natives implicated in the same affair had been sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment with hard labor. At St. Helena, a sliver, with GOO slaves on board, had been cipturcd by H.M.S. Alecto. Lady Grey was about to leave for England by the R.M.S. Celt. Tho Cape Argus of the 19th Decem- ber contains the following article on the arrival of the Kaffir prisoners at Cape Town : - AUUIT-VL OF THE "CELT" WITH KAITIB l'MSOXEUS. The Royal Mail steamer Celt arrived in Table Bav on Thursday morning somi after daylight, with a cargo ol' Kaffir pri-oners, ...
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. Nsw Towv Kioes -We regret to hear thit a considerable difficulty emstg in filling up the vinous rices for the ensuing Vletropohtan event, owing to tho reluctance with which sub scriptions aro forthcoming I Ins ought not to he rho nlvniitagea »Inch the Colony derives from how rae ng i5 not confi led to the C mrse, is many IgnormMv suppos» It stimuhtts owners of hor c&lt; to the improvement of th breed, and in re isas the a nbition »hieb is now soing round in the Colonies not to t> outdone bj oMiers We tru¡,t th it hone racing, cricket, rega ti», and all sjch hk» sports will bec» ne naturalized in tim Anstriltis, and tint every vetr a grind conto t will taka pi ice between the Colonies us to which »hill bear the pal n m these reap cts How »ill this Co'ony be able to com pete vu hour spirited ne ghbours if those who light to cuco ir ige nnd support these object» «¡how themselves so niggardly when ciHcd upon to tuibicrib" s \\ o hav e he ml considerable ...
NEW ZEALAND. NELSON. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
NEW ZEALAND. We have Nelson papers to the 27th ultimo. The news is unimportant. Bishop Selwyn was ou a visit to Nel- son. There is nothing new from the gold fields. His excellency the Governor had appointed Mr. James Mackay, junr, Naiive Secretary at the Gold Fields. The Wizard Jacobs was giving a se- rios of performances in Nelson. SgowiN SuauffiB.-Tue weather dur. ing the present summer has been alto- gether so erratic in character, as to prepare us fur almost any freak, how- ever extraordinary, which it might think proper to indulge in. It was therefore with nu gi cat degree of surprise that, on Tuesday last, warned also by a great fall in the bnromelei, we witnessed a ¡severe Itniis'orm ; nor was our astonish- ment particularly great when the slot in had blown over, to discover tint the saddle-bick raiiye, at the head of the Mailai, was covered wah snow. It is not usual fur snow to be seen so near us even in winter ; mid such a proxiin itv at this scasou we never remember to hav...
THE MERCURY MONDAY, MARCH 29TH. 1858. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
THE MERCURY MONDAY, MARCH 29nr. 1858. " Thehe is a thing, Harry, which thou hast often heard of, and it ia known to many in our land by the name of pitch : this pitch, as ancient writers do report, doth defile." Pinning our faith to this ? doctrine, we have endeavoured to hold ourselves aloof from all possibility of being contaminated hy those whose name it would be pollution to mention ; and wo have, therefoie, invariably treated their assortions with contempt lather than incur the risk of coming into contact with them. Some oí the statements which have been daily made concerning us carry their own refutation upon their surface. They seem to have been put forth with no other aim that ,we> can discover than that of minister- ing to the morbid craving for slander which has, unhappily, grown with the growth of some who aro to bo found amongst the dregs of our society. In avery community there will always exist some men whose appetite for lying i is so enormous that nothing, however...
TO THE PUBLIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
TO TEE PUBLIC. THE PROPRIETOR of this Journal | respectfully remind» thou toko have signified their intention of subscribing I io the Mercury, and those who may desire to subscribe, that the new Quarter tcitt commence on the 1st 'proximo. Advertisers are informed that the Mercury enjoys a circulation superior io the whole of the other Holart Town Journals combined. The Mercuny'n Hooks are open to the inspection of any bona fide Advertiser in corrolo ration of this fact. Mercury Office, 1 24th 3!arch, 1858.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
Steam to Melbourne WEEKLY 'nuPS. THE favourite rapid nnd powerful steamer "QUEEN," ?J. II. Blnckhouin, comminder, will punc Itually lie dispatched from the Queen's I Wharf, Launceston, for Melbourne direct, lim Thursday next, 1st April, at 1 o'clock in ? Hie afternoon. L Berths scptired, and passage money paya |ble at the oilice of the underlined. William Joiihstont, Agent St. John-street, M >rcli 27. Indian Relief Fund. IJVTTANTED-One or two persons to co1 11 YV lect sul'=criptions to the above Fund. pApr.lt' '>y letter, mi ur before WED ' NESDAY, the 3îst iiibtnnt, to Geo. Wihtcomb, Hanoi nry Secretary Committee Room, Exchange, 26th Mai eli, 1838. 1525 m 29 To Let, A STORE on the New Wharf opposite &nbsp; &nbsp; the Custom House. Apply to Mr. H. Pearce, New Wharf. &nbsp; New Wharf, Hobart Town. Saturday 27th March, 1858. 1528 a 10 alt HIGH SCHOOL. Rector : The Rev. R. D. Harris, M.A , Trinity College Caml ridge. Second Master: The Rev. F. W. Quilter, ...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
|k¡B0ELLA.NE0U3 SHIPPING. *" ui^frin TcloTaph wo learn that tho ^TwS/»' George Town Heads ^inSSf-ived yesterday from teSEÄS- Grecian, reports that Ä6h January last' t,1B, brl'r ^TT °f Jj » foundered off Chatham Island, n.no ^tosUndSrht saved. The Grecian brings f" if the sarvfvors to Hobart Town. k^0Alju;""èports the Maid of Erin with 'TnSnle The Aladdin brings to bo SiÄof fte Maid of Erin's boats, which * ¿ bv a whale, all hands saved. ÄmilV Bowning left this port on 28th t « 1857- the Aladdin, on llth Mnrei. R too Grecian on the 1st June 1857 Eu viSteam Ship Magarioi, bound from Cal -,f.'îi,'svdnev to cmbirk the 77th Regiment, »" XSC Phillip Heads on Thursday niKht, Fjf Friday proceeded onto Hobson's «ay fiSÍsüVimsto leave the samo day for % tVaverlev.from New York via Rio Janeiro, lusbo been placed in quarantine The par Kcaíar mai idy on board this vessel has not trans pired.-Arj«s
VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
VICTORU. There has bean no improvement in busincfs to-day. Thora is ii steady demand for small parcels of pro.i-ion», groceries, fbur, and grain, hut not in quantities sufficient to affect impor- ters. There has been same speculation in bulk ules to arrive by ii tew tavouraa ships, Favor- ite brands are scarce, mid in great demand for town consumption, anil nearly all tbo lots .ikely to arriva at early dates have changed banu,. 1'iour moves o.T in small lots for direct use at steady rates. Adelaido-sorti from £17 los to ,£18 10s. per ton, Tue my'orityof the to .vu millers aro selling at £LS per ton. SYDXliY. After an interval of seven days wo havo ro ceivuil Sydney papers. Their datos aro to the 20tli instant. Tho Sydney brandies of the London banks hive raissd their rates ol'discount , as follows :-for bills G5 days current, U per cent. ; 9,"> days, 8 per ceat. ; and longer dates, 9 per cent. Tho colonial banks havo refused to cjino into the increased rate ; " and (says the Morn...
POLICE OFFICE. SATURDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 March 1858
POLICE OFFICE. SATURDAY. Before AV. Tarleton Esq. Police Magistrate, and Alderman Murdoch. Night Charges-Three drunkards wjre each fined 10s. ..nil a fe nile named Al îrçarr" Aude son was fined 5s for Using bad lan- guage in I he htreet. Vagrancy /¡gain.-Margaret Raven, who plead d quilty to th ? charge of vagrancy, w is sentenced to three months iinpiisoninent with hurd labor. James Pearce and Eliza Pearce were e'iarged with vigrancy in all its ingredient!, to which they pleaded Not Gailty. The apprehending constable stated, that he had known the defend una for six mouths, during which period neither had done any work ; tiley were constsiitiv loitering in and about public hautes, and th? (emile iris pan ¡ciliary attentive in conducting drunken men to their homes Detective Constable Morley Slid, that he knew ihe defendants weli; they f.equanted n publie house in Liverpool street, bein» the first ut the door nt haif.past 4 in the morning, and the List to leave at 10 at night. Mr. Tnr...