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Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 6 July 1857
BEAULIEU HOUSE ACADEMY, HAMPDEN ROAD.. MR. LEACH desires respectfully lo notify to his Friends and th&lt; Public, that School duties will be returned July 8th, A GENTLEMAN established in business in Melbourne for the past 5 years is desirous of obtaining an Agency for iii» tale of Produce &c, First-rate references can be given. Apply by letter to T P Bor, 856, Post Office Melbourne CollenEWood, MU riîNRY ARCHDALE of Culltnswood lins been appointed Agent for the Hobart juvwi Mercury for the Distiict of Tingal and Cullenswood. M Boon Settlement. R. GREIGS, storekeeper, &«., has been ap- pointed Agent for this journal at the Hum T FURNISHED APARTMENTS O LET 58, DAVEY SÎREET at the corner of Antill-street June 19th 1857 To Let. ASMALLTARMofCO Acres, situated in the District of MUDDY PLAINS, for further particulars apply to the office of tins paper. Hobart 1 own June 1st lb57. Furnished Apartment* OF the best description with or without board at Mrs Wilrms.lOJ Col...
CITY ARTICLE. Mercury Office, Saturday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 6 July 1857
CIT Y ARTIC LE. Mercury Office, Saturday Evening. Tlie prevailing wet weather has bad a marked effect upon our markets, and but n small quantity of produce has come to hand. Wheat has however declined a trifle, and the highett price quoted is 81 Gd, but few sales have taken place. Several par- cels of oats have been quitted at 10s for export, and there is a fair demand for potatoes at from £8 10« to £9, with a good supply. Hay is also in request for best quality, at former quotations. The great flood at the Hunter, by the destruction of ao much grain and other produce, must influ- ence our export«, and thero is every probability, that a rise in prices will take place : we know of more than one party, who is holding back in this expectation. The supply of timber has boen very short, and stockt are diminishing : full cut timber and quarte» ring are in demand, and C-feet palings, and full, sized laths are scarce ; we have no material altera, lion however, to notice in the price. The qu...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 6 July 1857
LOCAL NEWS. Unpeotecied.-Whatever may be the effect of the Police reductions in the matter of eco- nomy, we very much question the full extent of its policy as regards thii safety of life and property. We speak of course of Hobart Town as more immediately withjn our observation, aud can refer more particularly to Battery Point, as a locality especially requiring police protection. On Friday night last, the house of Captain Lloyd in De Witt street, was burglariously entered, but as the Captain and his wife were at sea, and the furnituie &c, had been removed for security, the burglars took not- hing by their motion. The same night the resi- dence of a gentleman in Hampden Road was attempted, but the family being alarmed, the ras. cals ran away. On Wednesduy night a house in Cromwell.itrcct, was, also, attempted, but unsuc cessfully, as the dogs in the vicinity aroused the inmates, and, we presume, scareilja ray the rogues. The locality to which we allude, is populous, but some...
THE CHILDREN OF GREAT BRITAIN. (From the London Daily News, April 14.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
THE CHILDREN OF GREAT BRITAIN. (From the London Daily News, April 14.) The Education question is to come up again as one of the most prominent subjects of talk in the new House of Commons. So we are told from the hustings in all directions. So it must be, necessarily, in the present state of the public mind and of national uff.iirs. So it must be, though multitudes of us feel, and a good many of us say, that we are heartily tired of a subject so eternally discussed and so apparently impracticable. Well, then, if it so presses as that wo are compelled to discuss it j while no discussion opens as yet the prospect of a sett'ement, what is the inference? Why, that there must be something else to bo done than to say the same things over and over again, to bo agreed in by a certain number of people, and opposed by a greater number. It does not seem that schemes of education which work to certain .ends in other countries will suit us, or we should not be where we are at this moment, after ...
LEDRU ROLLIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
LEDRU ROLLIN. After a moro than usually lengthenedsilenc« M. Ledru Rollin has given to the world another manifesto, breathing the bitterest hatred against Louis Napoleon. This un- happy exile has worked himself into the belief that the Emperor of the French is earnesMy bent upon obtaining his extradition from this country, ni order that he may get him into his own hands. Impressed with this belief, he seizes the opportunity of once more pouring out in terms of vindictive passion one of those furious diatribes, for which he has rendered his name more than once notorious. To an English mind it appears scarcely possible that so much fury could bo evoked from such scanty premises. Wo aro accustomed to weigh matters calmly, to put probabilities to- gether, and to comparo tliein, drawing in- ferences and conclusions only from the most positive information. To us, therefore, it really seems littlo else than tho influence of insanity that M. Ledru Rollin should be so infatuated as to suppos...
LORD PALMERSTON'S MAJORITY From the London Times. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
LORDPALMBKSTON'S MAJORITY From the London Times. It is possiblo to have too much of a good thing,-too much time, too much money, too many friends, too much support, and so to hold them too cheap and throw them away. Who dues not know what it is to have half a day to get ready for a short journey, and to lose one's train in consequence ? Lord Pal- merston will start with too good a majority. He will have too large a margin to bring up, and it will be a matter of indifference to him whether half a dozen or so become careless or sulky, or queer, and leave him for somebody else or nobody else. A majority is a thing that must be used. "There is a tide in tho affairs of men " A good majority is high water which will carry you safe out to sea if you have everything ready, and can uso it without a moment's delay ; but will stand you at the still of your own dock, or break your back on tho mud before its gates, if you are five min- utes too late. A Parliamentary majority is nothing on earth ...
DECREASE OF THE POPULATION OF FRANCE. From the London Times. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
DECREASE OP THE POPULATION OF - - - FRANCE. Front the Zondon Time». No one can study the statistics relating to French population, and compare its failing power of increase with tho progresa of other nations, without being convinced that some great natural or social cause checks the vita- lity of the whole people. It is not as if the diminution of increase were local, temporary, or dependent ou certain political disorders : it has been gradual aud progressing, uutil now it seems that the total population is actually lessening. What makes the fact more siugalar is that such a condition of things is confined to France. The great and never-ceasing increase of the English race is notorious, and need not further be dwelt upon ; but Germany and Russia have also shown no deficiency of prolific power. Although Muscovite statistics aro hardly to be depended upon, it seems certain, from tho testimony of travellers, that iu the great ter- ritory of tho Czar the human race is multi- plying and ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
AGEKTS FOR THIS JOTTRKAL. Holarlon."...".....George Burt, Livcrpoot-ttSi ,i Mt. Bramtvright Atyylè-itrètt Kangaroo Point ......Mr Ltaki Launceston, Carrick, Westbury, Peilbt Evandale, and Longford." Mr G Stewart GieenPOttds. Mr Speed Ftanlliñ,and the Huon. Mr Greig SoieU.PtlwaleratidForcUt ...%>.... Mr BeUett Melbourne, Tlclona .....i Messrs. Gordon and Goteh London, Ireland, Scotland .1. Messrs F- Alga Liveppavi aud the Isle ofMan .........Messrs Wtltn» Sydney.k.M.. Wm. Moffatt, PiU-tlreit PuíMmi by Jouir DAVIES, Proprietor, B4, Victoria Placo, Macquarie street, Hobart Town, Tasttuutiji, ajid published by him at his General Steam Friátin? Office, 59, Maequaiie-streer, in tho City of Hobart Tewn, tasmania.
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 8th July 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 8th July 1857. SHIP MAILS will be closed at this office as under :-. For Sydney and New Zealand, via Sydney, per Tastnaaia, to-morrow, at li a.m. For London, via Suea and Marseilles, per Col- umbian, on or about the 10th ¡mt. For London, via Suez and Southampton, per Columbian on or about the 10th hist. For Mediterranean Forts, via Suez, per Colum- bian, on or about the 10 th inst. For India, China, Mauritius, and Cape of Good Hope, via Point de Galle, ppr Columbian, on or about the 10th inst. For Swan River, via Melbourne, per Tasmania, to morrow, at 11 a in. Mails for Sydney and Adelaide, are made up at this Office, and forwarded via Melbourne, by every Steam Vessel departing from Hobart Town or Launceston. F. C. SMITH. Postmaster-General.
ABSTRACT OF SALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
ABSTRACT OF SALES, MESSRS. BRENT & WESTBROOK-Tomor- row, on the ground, Lansdowne Crescent, valuable building allotments, MESSRS. WORLEY & FRODSHAM-This day, at the mart, ex Heather Bell, large con- signment of earthenware, china, and china figures,. To-morrow, at the mart, choice lruit trees, allotments at Oatland, ami in the township of Gordon, dwelling-house and land at Bullock Point, near Hospital Bay, Huon. MR. G. A, KEMP-This day, at the Cross Marsh, stock.
THE SEVEN QUARTS CLAUSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
THE SEVEN QUARTS CLAUSE. TIIEUE can be no question that, on the re- assembling of the Parliament, one of the first measures introduced will be a new Licensed Victualler's Act. It is for this reason that we now and then call particular attention to one and another of the clauses which most im- peratively call for amendment. The ATXOBKET GENEEAI, has pledged himself to introduce an entirely new Act to regulate the sale of Liquors ; and, it is not improbable, that these j obnoxious restrictions, and palpably unjust provisions, will be entirely omitted. There can be no evil arise, however, notwithstanding this, from adverting to those portions of the I .existing law which call most loudly for repeal and amendment ; and one of those unquestion- ably is : The immediate repeal of BO much of Clause 3rd as interprets the meaning of the words " Wholesale License" to bo " a license I to sell not less than soten quarts." | There can be no doubt that the small limits within which Wholesale Deale...
YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. Wheat and flour ore firm at last quotations, and oats and hay are in fair demand at previous rates. Potatoes have realized £8 and £9, according to quality, but from the advices from Melbourne and Sydney, it ii not expected that there pricei wql be maintained. Their ii? fair auppiy of all produce. \
THE EAST INDIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
THE EAST INDIES. We have intelligence from Bombay to the 28th April. The sons of David Sassoon, the Jewish Pa- triarch of Bombay, had endowed the School of Design with S30,000 rupees, besides a gift &nbsp; of land and suitable premises. The Govern- ment is to give a like amount. The mutiny by the Sepoys of the 19th Ben- &nbsp; gal N. I. has ended in the disbandrment of that corps. We learn from the Times that " Bombay is again threatened with a water famine, and we have been compelled to drive the cattle off the Island, and to refuse to allow the ship- ping access to our wells. This will happily be the last of our scarcity, for the Vehar Water Works are rapidly progressing under the energetic management of the contractors. Cholera broke out amongst the wing of H.M. 43rd foot whilst en route from Banga- lore to the Presidency. Out of 559 raen, 32 died,
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY. COMMISSARIAT, HOBART TOWN, lit July 1857. SUPPLIES. TENDERS, in duplicate will be received at this office until 12 o'clock on Wednesday» the Wth instant, for the following Services, in such quantities as may be required for the psriods un- dermentioned. From the 1st of August 1857, to tbo 31st March, 18 5 8. HOBART TOWX. Vegetables at per 100 lbs. The Contracts to be subject to the conditions of the Commissariat Advertisement for Annual Sup- plies, published in the Hobart Town Advertiser, of 2nd February, 1857, and to the following condition not expressed in that Advertisement: viz: When offers for more than one article are in- cluded in the same Tender, the Commissariat Offi- cer in charge is empowered to select any portion of the articles offered in the Tender, and the Tenderer shall be bound to supply any such portion as may be selected, unless he shall specify the condition "¡AU or None," in which latter case the entire Tender will be accepted or rejected...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING ' The schooner Lion, of this port, which was stranded at the entrance of the harbour of New- castle, N.S.W., has been get off. The Tasmania will be detained till Saturday, in consequence of the necessity of shipping a new mast. The day of sailing of the Tasmania steamer for Sydney, is unavoidably postponed until Saturday next at noon. f|The Emperor arrived in port yesterday afternoon after a tedious passage from J London ef 124 days. It will be recollected that the Emperor was spoken at sea on the 7th April by the Crimea arrived at .t Melbourne the captain of of which vessel sent tiie doctor on board in consequence of the danger- ous illness of Capt. Wilson. We are happy to be in apposition to state that Capt Wilson has quite recovered from his severe indisposition.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. July 6-Swordfish, schooner, 168 tons, Roberta, from Melbourne, 2nd instant, in ballast. Agent« T. D. Chapman & Co. July 6-Abbey, schooner, 09 tons, Hughes, from Melbourne, 2nd instant, with sundries. Agents-Gilles Bros. July 6-Emperor, barque, 497 tons, Wilson, from London, March 5, with general cargo. Agents-W. Crosby & Co. CLEARED OUT. July 6-Mary Ann, schooner. 116 tons. Graves, for Port Albert. Passenger-Mrs. Graves. July 8th-Mousam, barque, 198 tons, McDon ald, for Adelaide DEFAKTUREf. July «-Mary Ann, for Port Albert. IMPORTS. Per Pilot from Melbourne-Six casts hardware, Order ; 2 do glass, Thompson. Per Abbey from Melbourne-27 bales bags, 28 cases cheese, 3 perambulators, 0 casks blacking, C8 camp ovens, C3 bars steel, Gilles Bros. Per Emperor from London; 50 hhds, 3G bris, 20 hhdi, 46 brls, 2 ess, 1 bndle, 20 iron kegs, Boys & Hall ; 100 csks, F.A. Downing ; SO csks, 40 hhds. 40 brls,83 ess, 5 css/T.D.Chapman & Co; 10 ba...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
LOCAL NEWS. NEW APPOINTMENTS.- John Dickson Loch, Esq., has been appointed Emigration Officer for the port of Hobart Town, in the room of Capt. King, R.N., who has resigned ; and Mr. H, G. Quodling to be summoning officer for the Court or Requests, Franklin, in succession to Mr. Stavely. ßrjpBEitE COURT.-A session 'of byer, Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery of the Su- preme Court will be held in Hobart Town on Tuesday, the 28th instant, at 1Q o'clopk in the forenoon. ROBBERY.- A daring robbery was per- petrated at Mr. Aspinall's on the New Town Road on Saturday morning last. Mr. Aspinall, it seems, was awoke at about two o'clock by an unusual noise in the shop. On descending he found the side window wide open, and the furniture and stock much disturbed, the burglars however were gone, taking with them about £11 in money, and about £50 worth of jewellery and other property. Sus picion rests on certain individuals, but, for the pre- sent, it is better not to mention them or the cir-...
POLICE OFFICE—MONDAY. Before F. Burgess Esq. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
POLICE OFFICE-MONDAY. Before F. Burgess Esq. Night Charges.-Four drunkards were fined twenty shillings each, two forty shillings; and Mrs Wilson £5. The usual alternative was supplied in case of default. Six disturbers of the peace were fined five shillings. Two for being idle and disorderly, and two for being out late were pun ished as usual. Felony.-James Baker was charged with stealing one sow pig of the value of £6 the property of Edward Stimpson. The prisoner wished to be re- manded till Thursday. Suspicion. -William Stokes was charged by D.C. Dorsett with having on the 4th instant been found prowling about the New Town Road with the un lawful intention of committing a felony. 6 months. Larceny-Mary Ann Budstead pleaded guilty to having stolen on the 4th instant two counterpa- nes and sundry other articles of the value of ten shillings the property of Henry Cobb, and was sen- tenced to six months imprisonment with hard labor. Larceny.-Thomas Anderson was charged with stealing 3...
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 8 July 1857
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.-MONDAY. Present :-His Warship the Mayor, Aldermen Rheuben, Sims, Seabrook, Thomson, Meikla and Propsting. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. Changes of Occupation. The customary list of changes in the occupation of houses, which had come under the City Collec- tor's notice, was read, and the necessaiy alterations were ordered to be made in the Assessment liol!. Correspondence. A letter was read from Mr. W. H. Pearson, rela- tive to the state of the road at (he Old Wharf. Referred to Public Works Committee. Also a letter from Mr. McGregor relative to an injury done to his walls by the late rains, Sec. Re- ferred to Public Works Committee. Also a letter fiom Captain A. Cheyne, stating that he had advanced the sum of £5 for the benefit of having the water laid on, and requesting, for reasons set forth, that the same may be returned, or considered as payment in advance. Another letttr from the same gentleman, com- plaining of the number of gallon...