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THE ZODIACAL LIGHT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
THE ZODIACAL LIGHT. TO THE llOITOROr Till! MKRCUAY. Sir,-As tho inhabitants of Hobart Town have had several opportunities within tho last twelve months of witnessing some very magnificent dis- plays of the Zodiacal Light, or what is moro popu- larly known by the name of the Southern Lights, anything I feel assured, re-luting lo bo siiblimc a phiBiiomeiion cannot but be of interest. In a lecture lately delivered 'in 'fife' Meehanics' Inslkute upon electricity and its application, tho lecturer said (if my informant bo righi)-thai the Southern Lights have affected tho telegraphic wirca to n very great extent iu Sydney, Victoria, and Tasmania. If such be» the case it is only right fqr the sake of science it should bo promulgated. Among Bavans the jäodincnl Light has for soii)Q timo huon a vexed and unsettled qaostlon. That it exhibits tho nppearanoos of cloetriclly in some respocts is true ¡ yet, it never scintillates, its chief features boing rays of palo, and often lurid, light appare...
LAUNCESTON, October 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
LAUNCESTON, October 9. But little has been doin¿ in wheat since our lost, and the article is quoted from 7s 6d to 7s 9d. Flour is from .£17 to £18. Oats, 3s Cd to3B9d. Hay M. i-otatoes, £13, bags in. Butter, nominal. Flour by the bag, 3Gs. Bread, per 21bs. loaf, 4Jd. t -Examiner.
MR. BAIRNARD'S LETTER. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
MR. BAIJNARD'S LETTER. TO TUB EDITOIl OV TUV. JIimCÜ"JlY. Sir,-I have read Mr. Barnard's letter in your paper of Saturday's date, and in addition to the simple narrativo which I have already given of the mutter, I will only say a word or two in reference to his insinuation that I possessed and mado an improper mo of some of Professor Irving's previous Examination. Papers ; aud'here I need only state that I do possess the Calendar of the Melbourne University,'which vas forwauled to me by the Professor himself, but it may be bad by any blip "who chooses to pay for it, mid I was not a little surprised to find that Mr. Barnard makes that an olt'enco, By his reasoning it will bo a sorious crime in either pupils or teachîrs to possess tho Hobart Town UasMe which contains any E\amination Papors. 1 am, Sir, Yours obediently, A. CAIRNDUFF. Hobart Town, Octohor Sith, 18(10.
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
SHIP MAILS. j -?»? Mails will close at tua General Post Office, Hobart Town, as under : For London, via Suez and Marseilles, per B. M. S. Beliar, via Melbourne, on Monday, 22nd inst., at 4 p.m. For London, via Suez and Southampton, ditto, ditto, ditto. *~ - For. Mediterranean Ports, via Suez, ditto, ditto, ditto. For India, China, Manilla, Batavia, Seo., via Point de Galle, ditto, ditto, ditto. For Cape of Good Hope, via Mauritius, ditto, ditto, ditto. For Mauritius and Reunion, via Aden, ditto, ditto, ditto. For Swan River, via Melbourne, ditto, ditto, ditto. 'For Adelaide and Sydney, via Melbourne, per first vessel, ditto. 'For Melbourne, ditto, ditto. 'P.S.-Imi'oktant Notice.-The French Transit Rate on Letters and Newspapers for England to be forwarded via Marseilles, und the Bl ¡tish Postage on Letters and Newspapers for British Colonies and Foreign Parts transmitted via the United Kingdom, must be prepaid by moans of Tasmanian Postage Stamps, instead of in Cash, as heretofore. ...
POLICE OFFICE. TUESDAY.—OCTOBER 9TH, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
POLICE OFFICE. -> TUESDAY.-OcTonr.H Our, 18GO. Before "W. Tarleton, P.M., and A. Kennorley, Esqs. Two drunkards and two disturbers of tho peace , were each fined in the usual penalties. Stealing Boots.-.Tohn Brooks charged with | stealing a pair of blucher boots, and £'2 in money, the property of a sailor, was remandetLtillthellth instant. Burglary.-Edward Ryalls was charged with burglariously entering, on the 8th instant, the dwelling-house of G. B. Foale, Elizabeth-street, and remanded till the 12th instant. Uttering a Forged Cheque.-George Thomas was charged with uttering a forged cheque for Ü+, with intent to defraud David Jones, and remanded till the 16th instant. Larceny.-Janies McDonald was brought up on remand from the previous day, charged with stealing a pair of Blucher boots, of the value of 14 s" the property of Robert Symes. The prisoner pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment with hard labor. Unnatural Offence.-Hiram Lester, a native lad, was bro...
THE MERCURY. WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 10TH. 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
THE MERCURY. WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 10th. 18»K). It is evident from the tone of Mr. Game's letter to the Corporation, as well as from other circum- stances that ure matter of notoriety, that that gentleman is not in Jove with his present engage- ment, aud would have no very strong objection to cancel it. If the explanation he offers, he says, is not satisfactory, permission can be given to him to retire and he will quit Tasmania with- out regret. The Municipal Council, as a mat- ter of course, keep Mr. Gale to his bond. He was engaged for a definite term of service, at a handsome salary, with a view to the accom- plishment oi a great public work, which circum- stances have delayed «ouch beyond anticipation. The necessary powers to begin the Water-works forthwith, have at length, however, been ob- tained from Parliament, and at this moment eight months at least remain yet unespired of Mr, Gale's engagement. It should be tho object of thp Corporation to make the best use of Mr, Ga...
WESLEYAN CHURCH, FRANKLIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
WESLEYAN CHURCH, FRANKLIN. Tho Anniversary Services in connection with tim opening of the above place of worship, were commenced on Sunday the 7th ir.st., when two impressive Sermons were preached by the Bev. J. Cope, to large and attentive congre- gations. On the followiug eveuing, a Tea Meeting was held in the Assembly Booms, at which about ISO persons were present. At tho Public Meeting Mr. John Lloyd occupied the chair. A Financial Statement having been made by the Bev. J. Cope, interesting addresses were delivered by the Itevs. Messrs. Cope, Casely, mid Lelean. Votes of thanks were then passed to Mr. Brown for kindly granting the free use of the commodious room -to tho Ladies and Bachelors who gratuitously provided tea, also to Mr. Lloyd for presiding over the Meet ing. The friends separated at about 8 o'clock, all of whom seemed highly pleased with the entertainment.
HOBART TOWN PRICE CURRENT ALE AND PORTER, (duty paid.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
HOBART TOWN PRICE CURRENT ale and POUTER, (duty paid.) £. s. a. a. s. a Alo Bass's, per luid. 7 O O to 7 IO O Allsopp'sdo . 8 0 0 8 0 0 Other brands do ... 5 0 0 7 0 0 Byass's, per dozen ... 0 10 0 0 10 6 Allsopp*« do. 0 10 6 0 11 0 Morzetti's do . 0 10 6 0 0 0 Second class brands do 0 7 0 0 8 0 Porter Taylor's per hhd. ... 7 0 0 0 0 0 Tinman's do ... 4 10 0 5 0 0 Other brands do ... 3 10 0 4 0 9 Byusb's quoits, doz 0 IO 6 0 10 o Marietta's do ... 0 10 6 0 0 0 2nd class blands do 0 7 0 0 8 0 BISCUIT. Colonial cabin, per cwt. ... 1 4 0 16 0 Navy do . 0 l8 0 10 0 English fancy assorted, lb. 0 1 0 0 10 BUILDING MATERIALS Bricks, Colonial, per 1000 1 10 0 to 0 0 0 Fire ... do 5 0 0 0 0 0 Slates, Duchess, do 12 10 0 14 0 0 Countess, do 10 0 0 10 10 0 Ladies, do 5 0 0 5 5 0 Cement, Roman, per barrel 12 0 ICO Portlanehdo 0 l8 0 10 0 BUTTER, Cork, per lb. 0 12 0 13 American, do . 0 0 0 0 0 0 CANDLES. Piice'B No. 1 Belmonts, lb 0 1 3 to 0 1 8J Foreign do. 0 10 0 0 0 Composition do . 0 0 10 0...
LATEST DATES [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
LATEST DATES England." July 2G America: New Yoik . July 14 Sun Francisco. . Au g 10 Valparaiso . June 20 Capo of Good Hope . Aug 11 Mauritius. . Aug 17 Ceylon . Aug 10 China . July 20 Madras .,. Aug 13 Bombay. Aug 13 Calcutta." ," ". ... Aug 7 Singapore . Aug 4 Batavia.,. Aug 2 Australian Colonies : Sydney . Sopt 29 Adelaide. Sept 27 Melbourne .. Oct 4 Brisbane,,. Sept 24 Perth .,. Sept 4 Nsw Zealand: Auckland .,. " gep( 14 Wellington. Sept 8 Nelson . ;" .. Sept' 11 Otago . Sept 4 Taranaki . Sept 4
TASMANIA'S WRONG. (S. M. HERALD.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
TASMANIA'S WRONG. fS. M. HERALD.) An evil of great weight, full of mortification and annoyance, presses on the colonies, for- merly the receptacle of convicts. Our hospitals and gaols, as well as the lower haunts of society, continue to concentrate the dregs of the system, and to impose heavy ' burdens on the people. In Tasmania the mischief is more deeply felt. '1 o that colony descended not only the villainy of the empire which no filtration could purge ; it also was doomed to receive the residuum of convicts, which, after endless draft inga, remained incurable. The fight between the colonists and the Secreta)y of State, now growing warm in Tasmania, shows how careless are men in high places of the consequences of their injustice, and how smoothly they deposit their nuisances at another's door. It is reasonable that the colonies should bear the cost of protecting their own property and punishing crime. England lias in this respect enough to do. But then it ia obvious that the cond...
THE BRITISH ARMY IN NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
TBK BBIïIbn A It At \~ Iii 1ÎK>V 0 ]î A J, A N V. The following article from tho Spectator of July 14th, very accurately describes ihe stato oi .flairs in New Zealand so far as events were then known in England, and wo fear what has transpired since would not go very far to chango jfs fipffs with respect to the conduct of tho ?yyhy does not some mpmber of Parliament ettMpt from 'the 'Ml'uistprof War im esplanu tlon or an apology for the conduct of tho mncera of the Royal Army commanding at New Ply- mouth in New Zealand? When tho lions of the war with Wiremu Kimi reached this coun- try, some members did put questions. Informa- tion WM», wo behove, promised, but it hus uot been forthnoniiiig, why i» Uti«P A aood opportunity io now onordetl. jn TuesilayV Gazette appeared tho following item j "05th Foot.-MajorundBrovet-ColouelAlfred Francis W. Wyatt, to bo Licuteuaut-Oolouol, without purchtiso,vice B-ovot-Colonc-l Charles Emilius Gold, promoted to the Tank of Msjor. General." ' Now, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
Napoleonic Designs on England.-A discovery has recently been mude which has excited a great sensation in the limited circle iu which tho facts are known. We allude to tho circumstance of a chart of London, drown up in obedience to Imperi- al behests, having fallen into the hands of a gallant admiral, in which all tholeading banking establish- ments, jewellers, and other places containing val- uable property, are distinctly marked out for spolia- tion in the event of a French invading army succeed- ing in leaching the metropolis. In conjunction with tliis chart of London, another drawing has been found indicating the very place where tho French intended to lund, with papers pointing out their contemplated plan of procedure. Weare assured that the Napoleonic iutention was-we think it likely it has been abandoned by this time-to land 60,0(10 moa at the pnrt of the coast iudieated, and with them to march to London, taking the place, but instead of a permanent occupation, condescend- ing...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
Steam to Melbourne. Return Tickets. Return Tickets. THE T S N. Comptny's Steamship " CITY OF HOBART," Alfred Darby, Commander, willkave for MELBOURNE, o^WEDNESDAY, 17th October, at three o'clock p m. Fab es. e B. d. Return Tickets, available for two months or four voyages 12 10 0 Single Passage, Saloon. 7 0 0 Single Passage, Steerage 3 10 0 Children under 12 years of ago in pro« portion. BENJ. M. CUNNINGHAM, Manager, T.S N. Co. Franklin Wharf, ' ' *> J October 4th, 1860. Direct and Nearest Boute to the Snowy River Gold Fields. Steam to Sydney, via Twofold Bay. THE TSNCo's Steam- ship "TASMANIA," J Clinch, commander, will leave for the above ports on or about THURSDAY, October the 25th, at 12 o'clock noon. Fakes to Twofoid Baï, The nearest Port to the Diggings. Saloon. £7 7 0 Steerage. 3 10 0 Children under 12 years of age in proportion. ¡ BENJ. M. CUNNINGHAM, Manager T. 8. N. Co. Franklin "Wharf, October Dib. 1860. Blackwall Line of Packets. For London Diect, ,TO sail punctually ...
RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF SPRING BAY. TO THE ELECTORS OF THIS IMPORTANT MUNICIPALITY. [Per favor of the Mercury.] [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
, RURAL MUNICIPALITY OP SPRING BAY. to the electors of this important municipality. [Per favor of the Mercury."] &FN1LFMEN-The timéis i apidlj appioachingwhen >ou will be sevoially called upon to cxei eise the unpoitant powei now in j om hands As aMumcrpal Electoi of this Distnct, I have heaid with interest and attention the ostensible viows and plans of vanous residonts, and regret to say, I believe a strong antagonistic feeling exists between the íesi dents of Spring Bay and Buckland, piobably occa- sioned by a vciy genei ally-believed opinion that insidious attempts have been made by vanous Pioaser's residents to lemove the seat of govern- ment norn the centncal portion it now occupies to the inaccessible Township of Buckland Ano thei source of giíevanco has of late yeais existed in a disputed line of load between Buckland and Spring Bay, the legitimate route of which uuques tionably lies on the noi th side of the nvei.although a stiong attempt has been made to cany it...
QUEEN'S ORPHAN SCHOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
QUEEN'S ORPHAN SCHOOLS. The Board of Management mot yesterday at the Board Room, Murray-street, where there were pre- sent-Mr. Henty, chairman, Messrs. W. Rout, Shoobridge, Hopkins, Hunter, Sheehy, Nairn, Crowther, and Dr. Benson (Superintendent). The minutes of tho lost meeting were read and confirmed. Mr. Nairn enquired if the Superintendent know the number of children for whose maintenance and caro the sum of ¿811,018 had been estimated for 1861 ? Dr. Benson replied that he was not aware of the number, but would ascertain by the next meeting. On tho motion of Mr. Shoobridge a requisition was ordered to bo sent in for a sulliciout supply of posts and rails to completo the fencing required at the Orphan Schools. The following Return was produced showing tho number of children in the Schools on the Oth hist : Malo School 178, Female School 155, Infant School 144,-total 477. Protestants ¡¡28, Roman Catholics ¡Mi). Maintained on Colonial funds 210 ; on Imperial funds 252; unknown 15. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 10 October 1860
'J0ÊATW VL\)\AU * ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA. FOB FOUR NIGHTS ONLY. MONDAY, OCTOJJElt 22nd. FIRST APPEARANCE OF SIGNOß AND SlttNOlîA Bl AKC H I WITH thk ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY. Full particulars in future udvertiscment. In the matter of Hie Insolvency of Jabez Parker of High Plains near Hamilton in Tasmania Farmer. IDO hereby convene a Special Meeting of ¡ the Creditors of the above-named insol- vent to be held at my of/ice in the Stone Buildings Maccmarie-street Hobart Town in Tasmania aforesaid on Monday the twenty- I second instant attw elve o'clock at noon precisely ' to consider an offer of composition on the debts and liabilities of the said insolvent. Dated this ninth day of October one thou- sand eight hundred and sixty. JOHN MILWARD, o 10 / Assignee. l'UBSUANI to a proviso for that purpose contained in a cc tain Inden- ture bearing date the tvventy-tbird 'und i registered on tho thirtieth days of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven and made between &...