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WAR TO THE KNIFE IN THE STREETS OF LONDON. (From the Times, 14th November.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
WAH TO THE KNIFE IS THE STREETS OF LONDON. (from the Times, 14th November.) The old Spanish war-cry of " War to the knife " is now sounding with a witness thro- ughout the streets of London. Our own national habits are bad enough in many re- spects. We have every day to lament the occurrence of outrages of the most brutal character in the lanes and by.wnys of-the metropolis ; but, at least, in only a (vat tiortal pcr-contago of -eases aro deadly weapons deliberately used by the ruffians wfco raise their hands against their wives and fhelr companions. That is bad enough. Wo have therefore no wish to borrow from fore- ign countries their worst customs, olid to see Cur streets made the arena for an exhibition of the art of assassination as praotised among all nations. Happily this specific chango in the character of London- crime can be traced to a specific and transitory cause. The use of the knife is almost' en- tirely confined to the mon who have'1 bjiett' discharged from the foreig...
THE MERCURY. Published Monday, Wednesday & Friday MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
THE MERCURY. íPubh'efieti fftoirtmn, CJUctmesíno ÄjFtiöau MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY IG, 1857. The debate on Friday Evening was a curious one, and the discussion still more so. Tbe resolution presented by Mr Gregson was an abstract one, and in it- self not worth much, but, as embodying a principle, an important one. It was carried, some Membeis voting for it who generally support the Government and thus flatly contradicting their previous statements that the Ministry had their confidence. For the resolution virtually impugned the policy of the Ministry who shewed that it did so by emphatically condemning it and opposing it with all their might. It is no business of ours to reconcile the inconsistencies and ab- surdities of the Assembly ; but as matters stand, the situation of political affairs is ono of great perplexity. All this comes from a wan t of knowledge of, and ad- herence to, fixed principles. But we are tired of dwelling upen this theme-and we reserve further expression of o...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
Kew * Advertiseme nts B am ilton Races THURSDAYS FRIDA Y^nd & 3rd APRIL 1857 To start each «jay at Twelve o'clock. Stkwauos. T.C. Marzelli Thomas Jarvis, Henry Wella Ksqs. Treasurer ' Dr. Sharland. . FIRST DAY. THURSDAY 2nd APRIL, 1857. MAIDEN PLATE. Of - sovs. for horses thal have never won pub- lic money. Hamilton plate weights, once round andu distance, heats, enhance 3 sovs. - HAMILTON PLATE. Of - sovs. for all ages. New Town plitc weights 1850.. 'Twice round, heats. Entrance 4 KOVB. PUBLICAN'S PURSE. Of- sovs. for all «ges. Now Town Tavern plate weights 1856. Onue round and a distance, single event, Entrance a sovb. SECOND DAY. FRIDAY, 3rd APRIL, 1857. THE LADIES PLATE. Of- sovs. gentlemen riders. Now Town La- dies plate-weights 185G,once round and a distance, keats. Entrance 5 sovs, HURDLE RACE. Of - sovs. for all ages. Weights 1 l'st., 10 lbs. each. Twice round the course over 12 leaps. En- trance 2 sovs. THE GALLOWAY STAKES. Of-sovs 14 hands and under. Weights 8st. e...
EXPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
Per Eclipse, for Melbourne-31 bugs raw sugar Maning Bios. ; 1 pockot hopB, li tee tobacco, 3 bales blankets, 9 esk« eioekcry (tiaiishipped ox Bengal,) W. A. Guesdon. PcrEuphcinia, for Melbourne-9000 palings, 13,000 ft timber, 21,000 luths, 15,000 shingles, Maning Bros., (tmiishippcd ex Louiso and Leon dio, 40 ess cuiry pow- der, 5 pels coir ropo, 81 pels ginger, 175 bundles twine, 129 do lines, 12 i do, 68 do, 150 bgs oats, 1500 bgs rico, 80 robins dates. Kerr, Boglo, & Co. Per Friends for Melbourne-82,500 shingles, 10,000 Intbs, 4925 pnlings, 13,000 it timber, Phillips & Meek. Per Abbey for Melbourne-45 tons pig iron 42 trunks boots and shoes, Kerr Bogle & Co. ; 100 fikns butter, 275 bxs candles; Gould ; 147 elis sod», Downing 12 bru 9 tres sugar, 3 libds brandy, Park ; 250 bgs (lour, Searle ; 119 bgs oats, 20 ess nantanie, Gilles Bross ; 4rt hhds rum, 6 hhds brandy, Gilles Brothers.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Feb. IS-Helen S. Puge, bnrcpio, 220 tons, Spring, munter, from I'm t Albert, with cuttle. Cabin passen- ger, A. Nicholas, Esq., M.H.A. Feb. 15-Cosmopolite, brig, 145 tons, Gliggs, mas- ter, from Newcastle, (N.S.W.) with coals. February. 14-Felipso schooner, 1U0 tons, Wolfe for Port Albert, with sundries. Feb. 14-Euplimura schooner, 150 tons, Shepherd for Holbourne, with suudrics, , , Feb. 14-Ncumuhlon »liip.CGl tons, Hour for Mel- bourne, with original caigo mid passengers for Holbourne. Feb. 14-Friends schooner, 58 tons Johnson for Melbourne Feb. 14-Abboy schooner, 90 tons, Brown for Mel- bourne.
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.—FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.-FRIDAY. The Honorable the Speaker entered the House at 25 minutes past,11 o'clock. CONFERENCE. The Managers on behalf of the House proceeded to the Conference at 11 o'clock. At 20 minutes past 12 they leturned lo the Chamber when Mr Innes reported that no definite decisio.i had been airived at ; hut thut a favorable íesult was anticipated. The House then adjourned till 4 o'clock. AFTERNOON SITTING.' The Honorable the Sbeaker entered tho House at 6 minutes past 4 o'clock. PETITIONS. Mr. BUTLER piescuted a petition fiom the in- habitants of Brighton against any increase of taxation. Petition read and received. Mr. BUTTLER gave notice that he should move on Monday tint' it he printed. Mr. NUTT presented a Petition from the Mayor end Aldermen of the City praying that certain small pieces of unappropriated land might be ex- empted from the application of the Land Sales AU The petition was leceived and refened to the Select Committee then sitting nn the Waste Lands. NOT...
POLICE INTELLIGENCE. FRIDAY. Before F Burgess and Thomas Giblin Esq's. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
POLICE INTELLIGENCE. FRIDAY. Before F Burgess and Thomas Giblin F.sq's. Drunkards .-John Mulholland was fined two pounds for his second offence, and James Cam- bridge one pound. Thomas Barker, a very old offender, was sentenced to ten day's solitude. &nbsp; Brawling.-John Lee was fined and paid five shillings for disturbing the peace ; Susan Sloane, and Mary Moran not having any funds were sent to prison for three days. Resisting the Constable.-James Cowan pleaded guilty to having made an effort to rescue a friend of his from the hands of the" Philistines. He was sentenced to pay a fine of oue pound which he cheerfully did. ?Absconding.-A young woman named Bridget Nelson was sentenced to nine months hard labor for absconding. She was then charged by D C Dorsett with stealing two vests of the value of 10s each ; 2 pair of blankets valued at 5s per pair ; one black dress coat of the value of £1 ; and Various other articles the property of Mrs Perry of Battery Point. She pleade...
SORELL.—ANTI-TAXATION MEETING From our own Correspondent. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
SORELL.-ANTI-TAX ATION MEETING From our own Correspondent. One of the largest and most respectable Meetings ever held in Sorell, assembled there on Saturday last, Dr. Blyth, J.P., in the Chair. Mr. W. H. Gioveb. in moving the first resolution, addressed tho meeting at considerable length, on the oppressive amount of taxation, though indirect, which the people had suffered throughout tbo past-the in- justice and non-necessity of any further imposts of any kiud whatever, to goveni so small a community-tbo impolicy and disastrous tendency of tho details of the proposed tariff-and the absolute necessity of reducing the public departments and salaries, and abandonment of useless public works, as the new Government House, the Dunrobin Bridge, which led nowhere !-the elec- tric telegraph, which, it would bo time enough to es- tablish, whenever a wiro should bo luid down between Singapore and Australia. And the main line of road from Hobart Town to Launceston, which ought to be maintained b...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
KALE, S BY WILLIAM IVEY & Co One bale Twilled Regatta Shirt». MESSRS. WILLIAM IVEY & Co. Will sell by auction, At their mart, Elizabeth Street, On TUESDAY next, the 17th inst., at 11 o'clock en account and risk of those concerned, 403 ANE BALE ß0 dozen Twilled Regatta \J Shirts, more or less damaged. Terms-Cash. Valuable Town and Country Property. MESSRS. WILLIAM IVEY & Co. An instructed to Sell by Public Auction, at their Mart, Elisabeth-street, on FRIDAY, the 20th inst, at 1 o'clock, IlHE following VALUABLE PROPERTIES : Those extensive and vuluuhle Premises known as the PACK HORSE TAVERN, in MeWllIe-stieet, (ontaining 12 rooms, large yard, coach house, stabling, and various out-buildings. A lasge blore or Malt House adjoining, 100 feet long by 25, and 2} stories high. Two stone built Cottages, of 3 rooms each, in tho rear of the nl'ove. Two brick built Cottages, 4 rooms each do. . The whole of the above extensive premises will be sold in one lot. Two valuab...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Eeeotmo Telïgbath.'-Tho line across the Island is progressing. Tho wiro is strecbed from Launceston to beyond Perth, nnd tho posts aie erected ready for the wiro right on to tho Eagle's Return. From thence prepared uprights aro laid ulong the road past Gibson's, gate, and thu boles bored as fur us Cleveland. A com- mencement has been made at Cnrapbcll Town, but from Springhill to Green Ponds tho posts nru in their places. It is not unlikely sonio jealousy may uriso res- pecting intermediate stations. Perth mny want an instrument, a manipulator, and an otlice as well as Campbell Town, and Ross as well ra Oatlands. It would b3 invidious to maintain an establishment at one of theso towns and not another, and thercfoie the charge should be made a local one. Every township that wants an office, und willing to defray the expenso should bo permitted to have one, and seok reimbuisc. meut from the tariff for messages transmitted. RESiiTUTioy.-The smnof £60hasb-,eu acknowl...
INTELLIGENCE FROM CHINA. AMERICAN ATTACK UPON THE CANTON FORTS. APPREHENDED INSURRECTION OF THE HONG KONG CHINESE, [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
INTELLIGENCE FROM CHINA. AMERICAN ATTACK UPON THE CAN- TON PORTS. APPREHENDED INSURRECTION OP THE HONG KONG CHINESE, We have received a copy of the (Udna Mail of 29th November, containing additional par- ticulars of the occurrence in tho Canton River. « The intelligence is highly important. The Cantonese having fired upon an Amer- ican boat's crew engaged in taking soundings, and killed a sailor named Mullins, Commodore Armstrong of the U.S. Navy, granted the Governor-General, Yeh, twenty-four hours for an explanation and apology, Defora the ex- piration of the time allowed, the Commodore, apprehensive of annoyance from some masked batteries which the Chinese were construct- ing, attacked some of tho forts and captured two of them, Further collisions were anticipat'edi > The British wero in possession of several forts, and Admiral Seymour, it was believed, intended to extend offensive operations. There was great ferment among tlío Chínese residents of Hong Kong) and, in consequen...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
Steam to and from New Norfolk THE favourit» steamer MONARCH leave« Kew Norfolk DAILY dunn); the hummer months at 7 30 a.m, Bridgewater 8 30, end Rest Down at 9 15, arriving in town about ten o'clock ; and re. tares to New Norfolk, leaving the Old Wharf, at half-paxt three p.m. daily FARES, Saloon. Fore cabin. To or from New Norfolk 5s 4s Bridgewater and Compton 3s &lt; 2s Rest Down. 2s Luttrell & Wise, Proprietors f5T All consignments and orders from the coun. try punctually and faithfully attended to. Black Ball tine of Australian Packets, SHIP »GREAT TASMANIA" Notice is hereby given that until the ship is freed by the Immigration Agent _, no perron will be admitted on board without an order from the Agents Messrs Kerr, Bogle & Co. Edmond Brewer. ai ?k1 The Eagle Une of Packets THE LIVERPOOL AUSTRA LIAN NAVIGATION COM PANY'S THE GREAT BRITAIN, 8500 tons, 500 horse-power, JOHN GRAY, ESQ. COMMANDER, Will he dispatched for Liverpool. EARLY IN MARCH. Far freight...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. Sir--I feel much pleasure in informing you and the &nbsp; gentlemen who so kindly subscribed to the funeral of the late Mr G. Arabin, that a sufficient sum has been reserved to erect a Tablet over the spot where his remains are interred. As a friend of the de- ceased I cannot allow this opportunity to pass, without especially thanking Madame Anna Bishop and the Miss Gougenheim's for the liberality dis- played by them towards such object, and trust that such may meet its due reward. I am Sir,Your's faithfully--C. J. Hobarton. Feb. 14th. &nbsp; &nbsp;
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.—FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 16 February 1857
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.-FMOAV. The House met, pul suant to adjournment, at half-past 10, and t'ie President took the chair at a quarter before 11 o'clock. The President observed, that as the House would meet at the ordinary time, after the termination of tile Conference, ha presumed the only business be for the House would he anv matters having refer- ence to that Conference, unless the House sho i Id please to enter upon the consideration of the Orders of the Day. Mr. NAIRN, thought, as the time wai so short, it would not be dcsiiahle to take any business. Mr. WEDGiJ suggested that the Managers of the Conference should retire to consult together. The PUESIDEN I' said,if the Managers retired, there would be no House, and it waa necessary that there shou'd he a House up to the time of the Conference. Mr. KERMODE, seconded by Mr. NAIRN, moved an adjournment for ten minutes. ' The motion was put and passed, and the Managers left the Chamber. The House resumed at...
WAR WITH PERSIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 18 February 1857
AVAlt WITH PEKSIA. War was proclaimed against the Shah of Persia on the 2nd of Novomber, at Calcutta. The expedition had sailed for the Persian Gulf. Five thousand troops are to occupy Kar rick and Bushiro. The following telegraph message ia acknow ledged by the Times of the 13th of Decem- ber. : Additional advices from Constantinople, of the 5th instant, state that the news of the capture of Herat by the Persians is confir med. The town surrendered to General Mourad Chafi. The English troops had commenced opera- tions in tho Persian Gulf. The Presse d'Orient of the 1st of Decem- ber, says : "It was on the 26th October that the town was taken. The tehapar (messenger) who was immediately sent toTeheran with the news only took eight days to cross the vasa plains which separate Herat from the Persian capi- tal." The same journal announces the departure from Teheran of all the members of the Bri- tish Consulate. Mr. Stevens had gone to Tabriz, and Mr. Abbot, with the other mem- &...
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 18 February 1857
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL; MONDAT. Present : His Worship the Mayor.Aldermen Rheuben, Sims, Meiltle, Thomson, Hurst and Seabrook. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. Tho usual changes of occupation wera read by the City Collector, and the names ordered to be inserted on the Electoral Boll. The Mayor laid on the table the draft of the new Municipal Act, which was ordered to be deposited in the Town Clerk's office for reference by the Aldermen. Alderman Rheuben presented a petition from the inhabitants of Molle-street, praying that the Water be laid on in that locality. . Keftrred to Water Works Committee. A ( lester . was read from Mr. Whitcomb, Secretary of tb,o Cías Company, offering, to light tho City with not less than 175 lamps,at £11 5s each lamp; should 250 lamps be g quired, a reduction of fis. for each lamp would be made, aud 5s. for every additional 50 lamps A Report from the Public Works Committee was read, assenting, with some modifications, to the proposal of...
POLICE INTELLIGENCE. MONDAY. Before Messrs Burgess and Fenwick. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 18 February 1857
POLICE INTELLIGENCE. MONDAY. Before Messrs Burgess and Fenwick. Disturbing the Peace--Mary Davey was charged with disturbing the peace. The woman said her husband had come home drunk and some words had taken place between thetn when the constable caine np and took her away from her own door. She was discharged. George King, George Fuller, Mary Rourke, James Cunningham, Mary Wilson, Margret Carts, James Walkden, Mary Ann Mc G ninnes, Kilon Howard, and William Moy, were each fined five shillings for the offence. Migcnndact,1-Isabella Grant who had received a pass lo proceed to Bagdad was sentenced to sü'ven days, imprisonment for neglecting to do so. Drunh'ards.-Pnc female and two males , were fincil twenty Shillings each for being drunk in the public' streets. Dfffrlion.-Two seamen belonging lo the ship Great Tasmania pleaded guilty to deserting the vessel, and were each sentenced to fourteen days hard labor. They were apprehended at Glenorchy. Brutal Assault.-Patrick Stratford was c...
HOBART TOWN PRICE CURRENT Corrected up to five o'clock on Saturday Evening last [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 18 February 1857
HOBART TOWN PEICE CURRENT Corrected up lo five o'clock on Saturday Evening last ALB &lt;y BEER-(toholsaleJ Ale, Bass's No 2 perhhdlO 10« Od Worthington and Robinson's No 3 per Mid 01 0« Qd Alsopp's No 3, per IM 19 0« Od Ditto pale East India per hhd Z9 St Qd to la 10« i d Other brands per hhd 16 10t Od to 19 Alsopp's per dozen 11* 6d ¿o II« 6d My ass's Ms 6d to 11» 6d Duckworth's 11« 6d to Us 5d Bryant and Davis's 11« I id to 11« Od Marzelti's II« Od to II« Vd Uibberes 10« Od to 10« Od Other bottlers, IO« Od. Porter, Barclay's, per hhd li fl» 0 to li 10« Elliott and Watney'sper hhd lu 0* Od to li 0« Other brands Ifi lu« Od to 17 O* Od Trueman'» X per hhd IO 5s Od to IO 5» Od Trueman'» XX per hhd lb 10« Od to IO 1 is ed Taylors' stout per hhd li 0« 'Id to 17 10« Od Byass's quarts per dox 12« Od to 13« Od Whitbread'» stout per dos 12« ltd to 12» Od Marzetli's porter per doz lis Od to 12« Bruant and Davit's per doz 11* Od to 11« Od Other bottiers per doz I"« (Id &lt;o I...