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PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF ASSOCIATE OF ARTS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF ASSOCIATE OF ARTS. TO THE EDITOR OP THE MERCURY. Sir -It is with no ordinary feelings of mterest that I have watched the action tal en by the Go vernmentwithiegard to the Tasmanian Scholai ship^fiom tho initiation of the affan to the present time, and the thought has on oneoi two occasions crossed my mind that due consideration (I say it advisedl) ) might not be paid to the case in all its buaungs, either as íespects the pecuhai mental status of the candidates, the style of questions to bo asked, the standoidfoi qualification, and last, but not least, the mannei of conducting the exami- nation How far my suiraises have proved coirect I wdlpiesently shew lo dragoon all the world into uniformity would be a íathei difficult task, but it appears that something akin to this, on a small scale, has been attempted by those who framed the questions and set the time in which the woik was to be pei formed To say that the same facilities of diction, cah...
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. Monday, 1st Octobee, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. -A. Monday, 1st Octobee, I860. . The Right Worshipful tho Mayor and Messrs I Aldermen Stewart, Murdoch, Crisp, Lewis, and Seabrook wore present at tho weekly meeting of tho Council yesteiday. The Minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. The usual changes of occupation were read, and the names of the new occupants ordered to bo inserted in the Electoral Roll. reports, &e. The Special Committeo appointed to consider the petition of owners of unoccupied houses in reference to the collection of rates reported that the repeal of the UUth and 100th clauses of the Act was not desirablo, tho Committee also reported on other portions of the Act, recommending that no present change be mode in the mode of collecting the rates. A short discussion ensued in which several Al- dermen expressed an opinion that some simplifica- tion in the collection of tho rates was desirablo.bufc that it would not bo advisable.even if it wore prac- ticable, to make any chango dur...
SYDNEY. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
SYDNEY. Friday. Tho Land Bill has been introduced and ordered for second reading next Thursday. Its provisions are the same as introduced last Session. The proprietors of the Empire were summoned to give evidence at a Court Martial on Corporal Sav- ille for publishing a letter in that journal attack- ing his superior officers. They were peremptorily ordered to produce the manuscript, but they did not, and were threatened with committal to Dar- linghurst gool, but the Court has since adjourn«! sine die, doing nothing. Passengers per Black Swan-Mrs. Gresley, Emerson, Gellibrand, Wade, Campbell, Gifford, Walford, Walford, Masters, (2) and l8 in the steer- age.
BRITISH AND FOREIGN SHIPPING STATISTICS. (FROM MITCHELL'S MARITIME REGISTER). [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
-« BRITISH AND FOREIGN SHIPPING STATISTICS. (PBOH MITCnELt's MAEITISIE REGISTER). In 1843 tho British tonnage which outered with cargoes at the ports of tho United Kingdom was £.919,528 tons, and tho foreign tonnage 1,005.894 tons. In 1848 the British, total had increased to 4,020,415 tons, ami tho foreign tonuago to 1,559, - 016 tons, showing an advance oi 08 per cent, in tho former, and 55 per cont, in the latter. In 1854, the Britieh entrances had further inoreased to 4, 789,980 tons, while the foreign, augmenting with JMck greater rapidity, had reached an aggregate «f 3,109,750 tons, showing au advance ol' l8 per eenl. in the farmer, and as nearly as possible 100 per out in the latter. Lost year the British outrances were 6,391,925 tons, and the foroign 3,(i9S,718 tons, showing m advance of 13 per cent, in the former, and about 22 per cent, in tho iacior. Comparing 1859 with 18-13, the British entrances show a gener- al advance of 85 per cent, and the foreign en trances an advan...
HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Mercury Office, Monday Afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Mercury Oßcc, Monday Afternoon. Scarcely anything was doing in wheat to-day, and quotations were given as previously. We learned by telegram this morning that the up- ward tendency in the markets of the neighboring colonies had been checked by arrivals from Cali- fornia, and in consequenco the advices from Mel- bourne which will como to hand to-morrow are looked for with some anxiety. Thero is no inquiry for oats, notwithstanding the gradual improvement that is taking place, so far us this article is concerned, in the Melbourne market. Barley is very seldom asked for. Hay continues without alteration, loose at Ü5 10s to £G 10s per ton according to quality, and country pressed at £5 to £6. Potatoes are firm at £8 per ton. Fine flour was qoutcd to-day at £20 per ton, but not much is doing, pending the receipt of advices from Melbourne to-morrow. Bran is unchanged.
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY. Monday, October 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY. Monday, October 1. The SPEAKER'took the Chair at 4 p.m. MESSAGE. The COLONIAL SECRETARY and Mi-, WILSON brought down tho Now Norfolk Water Bill, the Cross and Bye lioads Bill, a Supplementary Land Fund Bill, and the Franking Bill, IiO,TJCB OP MOHOÇf, Mr, ALLISON in Supply, to movo for JßflOOD in aid of Volunteer Corps. ORDERS OF THE DAY. TOWN HALL BILL. Bill read a third timo and passed. CROSS AN» BYE ROADS BILL. The amendments of the Legislative Council here- in consisting of a provision compelling Trustees to p.iy for materia.!» ohtajned fl-qui' uncultivated land were road and absented to. APttOl'ilUÏIÛN BILL, (12.) The amciidmoilts of tho Legislative Council here- in consisting ol' an excision of ¿55000 for roads and bridges and ¿¡300 for the Fingal road wore as- sented to. tyÇjB^int TOWN 0OUFOUAT10N ACT. On the motion of Mr. DUNN this order was ex- punged. MOTIONS.' LAUNCESTON AND DELORAINE RAU'WAy. Mr. ARCHER, on being Informed that h,is reso llltiqqs herein,...
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
SHIP MAILS. Mails will close at the General Post Office, Hobart Town, ob under : For Adelaide and Sydney via Melbourne, per first vessel, to-morrow, at 2 p.m. For Melbourne, per City of Hobart, do, do. S. T. HARDINGE Poätmastcr. P.S.-Mails for Sydney and Adelaide, are made «p at this Office, and forwarded via Melbourne, by .very Steam Vessel departing from Hobart Town or Launceston.
SHIPPINGS. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. COASTEKS INWARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
SHIPPINGS -? PORT OP HOBART TOWN. COASTEKS rNWAEDS. October 1.--Australian Youth, Barnes Bay, tim- ber; Brothers, Forestiers Peninsula, she-oak; Annie, Huon, with piles for the wharf; Rebecca, Huon, potatoes. _ October 1. Foster Fyans, Recherche, with timber. CLKASED OUT. October 1.-Free Trader, barque, 200 tons, Thom, for Port Albert, in ballast. BAILED. October 1.-Free Trader, for Port Albert.
PARLIAMENT OF TASMANIA. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Monday, October 1st. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
PARLIAMENT OF TASMANIA. -. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Monday, October 1st. The President took his seat at six minutes past four o'clock, raumoif, Mr. J. C GREGSON presented a petition from several of tho citizens of Hobart Town against the Town Hall Bill. Received and rood, and ordered to bo printed. notices op motion. Mr. WEDGE to move to-morrow an amendment to tho Report of tho Committee upon the defences of tho Colony, based upon the document he laid upon the table on Friday last. The COLONIAL SECRETARY to move to- morrow that tho Council proceed to the appoint- ment of a delegate to represent the Colony in any Federal Conférence that may take place between the Colonies prior to the next Session of Pat ha- rnell t. Mr. WILSON to move to,morrow tho second reading of St. Mary's Hospital Hill. The Council at 4,30 adjourned to 7 o'clock.
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. Tho Gazette of this morning contains the follow- ing announcements : The Public Pound at Exton has been dis- continued. At the General Hospital 132 Patients mid Invalids have been admitted during tho month, 115 have been discharged, and 22 have died. 350 remained on 1st October. There have been no debentures issued or redeemed during the past quarter. The amount outstanding on 30th September was X337.7C0. In accordance with the provisions of tho second section of the Volunteer Corps Act, His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to issue Commission s, dated the 22nd ultimo, appointing James Robertson, Gentleman, to be Paymaster (with the rank of Captain), and John Lindsay Miller, Gentleman, to bo Surgeon, of tho Launces- ton Volunteer Artillery Corps. -------^----^M^M
THE VOLUNTEERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
THE VOLUNTEERS. The Artillery Corps, and the 1st and 2nd Tasma- nian Rifles, formerly known as the Masonic and Odd Fellows Rifle Corps, went through various evolutions on the Hutchins School ground on Saturday in the presence of Colonel Russell and a large and fashionable concourse of our citizens. The manner in which the Volunteers acquitted themselves was in the highest degree creditable and obtained for them the warm congratulations of their Colonel. It is evident that our gallant Volunteers are resolute in their determination to make themselves thoroughly efficient. The greatest damper to the ardor of their patriotism is unquestionably the imperative necessity for their regularly attending drill, but even this has in no way diminished their zeal. Their numbers are steadily increasing, and this is especially the case with the 2nd Tasmanian Rifles ; whilst on every succeeding public parade they give evidence of a still greater and more marked proficiency. The first and second Tasm...
LATEST FROM VICTORIA. (BY ELECTRIC TELEOGRAPH.) Mercury Office, Monday, 10 30 a.m. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
LATEST PßOM VICTORIA. -*. (HY ELECTRIC TEtlEOBAPH.) Mercury Office, Monday, 10 30 a.m. The "Black Swan" has arrived at Launceston, and we are in receipt, by electric telegraph, of the following message from otu1 Melbourne Corres- pondent : MELBOURNE. COMMERCIAL. Sept. 29, I860. Last Monday's telegram had scarcely gone when flour rose to JB20, by agreement amongst millers and holders ; it continued at this price till Thurs- day. Bread rose to lOd. in consequence; the rise, however, being unnatural, symptoms of weakness soon showed themselves, and yesterday holders were selling eagerly at ¿¡19. The Colporteur arrived at Sydney with a hun- dred tons of Chilian flour and 7,500 bags of wheat. ThiB has further weakened the markets,and holders appear more anxious to sell than the customers are to buy. The "Colporteur" is not one of the vessels advised as coming, and therefore her appearance is more ominous, and many console themselves that our crops do not promise abundantly this season. O...
A SANITARIAN IN TASMANIA. (LINCKT.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
A SANITARIAN IN TASMANIA. (LANCET.) A file of the Hobart Town Daily Mercury, of March, 1860, has been transmitted to us, contain- ing an important series of articles by Dr. Swarbreck Hall, on the sanitary condition of some large orphan schools there. These articles are not such as we can transfer to our columns since they deal rather with the application of well recoguizd principles of dietetics and sanitary science to a large establishment in which they were apparently somewhat negligently carried out. But it is due to Dr. Hall that we should notice with the appreciation which they cer- tainly merit his searching analyses of the defects of the sanitary management of the institution in question, and his enlightened acquaintence with the latest reported conclusions published in this country. The reports of the Sanitary Com- missioners, the tables and reports of our great military schools and public asylums, are all laid under contribution to illustrate the neces- sity for proper vari...
THE MERCURY. TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 2nd, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
THE MERCURY. TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 2nd, 1860. The Legislative Council met yesterday, but trans- acted no business. Some notices of motion were given. In the Assembly several notices of motion and orders of the day were postponed, discharged, or lapsed. ' The amendments of the Legislative Council in the Cross and Bye-Roads Bill, and the Appropria- tion Bill (42) were agreed to. The Hobnrton Town Hall Bill was read a third time and passed. Mr. W. Archer moved tho appointment of a Commission to report upon tho subject of Irriga- tion. AVhilst Dr. Officer was seconding the motion Mr. Greoson called attention to the state of the House, and the result was a count out at 5*15 o'clock. The House of Assembly ha3 .acted wisely in dissenting from some of the recommendations contained ia the Report of the Defence Com. mi (tee. With some of those recommendations we cordially concur. Those which have been rejected were most objectionable for reasons we shall state presently. Before doing this,...
THE MOBALITY OF RAPINE. (FROM THE SATURDAY REVIEW.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 2 October 1860
THE MOBALITY OF BAl'INE. (from the satubday review.) We have never protended to fathom the pre- cise plans of the Emperor of the French. Pro- bably they are not so> fixed as it is the fashion to assume.but rather shift na circumstances change and openings present themselves-as this or that door in the European house appears to be on tho latch, aH this or that window seems imperfectly fastened. In answer to thoso who demand the reasons of our apprehensions, we have pointed simply to patont facts-to a life passed in con- spiracy ; to a throne won by treason,porjury,and massacro ; to Europe kept in perpetual alarm, and twice plunged into war ; to the crowd of " unofficial" pamphlets which breathe the spirit of restless aggrandisement ; to Savoy, solemnly renounced, and then violently appropriated : and, above all, to thoso vast and costly arma- ments wliich aro in a perpetual course of augmentation, and which can have no con- ceivable object but that of aggressive war. Theso are the...