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OPERA COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 October 1860
OPERA COMPANY. The Black Swau has brought Signor and SignoraBianchi and a large and powerful opera company, including Mr. and Mrs. Handcock, Mr. J. Greig, Signor Maruchette, and other popular favorites. After ä short operatic season in Launceston they will travel south, and we may shortly expect their presence in Hobart Town. A succession of entertainmsnts of so rare a character and so high an order as this accomplished musical corps proposes to give us, will be sure to command a large and in- fluential support,
LATEST FROM VICTORIA. [BY ELECTRIC TELEOBAPH.] Low Heads, Thursday 12.30 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 October 1860
LATEST PKOM VICTOBIA, -» [BY ELECTRIC TELEOBAPH.l tow Header, Thursday 12.30 p.m. The Black Swan has just pawed through the Heads and landed the following message for the mercury. VICTORtAi October 10th, I860. tíllico last telegram markets havo remained quiet, and to-day flour is JB18 to £18IO3. Wheat nomin- ally 7s. Cd. to 8s. Greevcs had a large majority for Geelong. Letters from Stewart have appeared in Adelaide paporsjwt received, giving full particulars of his expedition. It appears he arrived in centre of Continent, and three times attempted to cross the Victoria uiver, then having failed, he started for the Gulf of Carpentaria, but the natives prevented him. Tlicy were tall and powerful» and used the boomerang arti sßeäft Tho Adelaide Assembly had voted Ü2,5Ö0 to enable Stewart again to start with a paity of 12 meú. The country is flat and lightly timbered and suitable for carrying telegraph.
THE NEW ZEALAND WAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 October 1860
THE NEW ZEALAND WAR. ALTHOUGH WO publish in another column a long telegram from tho Melbourne papers, purporting to convey intelligence of a vory startling character from the scat of war in New Zealand, our readers must bear in mind that the circum- stances to which this account refers, aro not new. Our previous dates from Taranaki were to the 14th ult.-the dato now quoted in the telegam. Full intelligence from New Plymouth to that day was published in the Mercury of tho 29th September, comprising a circumstantial account of the transactions spoken of: tho expedition of the troops against the rebel pahs, the retreat of the 1400 soldiers, and the return of the General commanding to town. The version of the affair given in the telegram is " from a correspondent," and ia evidently dictated by a spirit of what we may call savuge burlesque. The narrative of the same events which wo gave publicity to a fort- night back, written by the lespousibl e compilers of news for the public journals...
MELBOURNE SHIPPING. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 October 1860
MELBOURNE SHIPPING ARRIVEÍJ; Oct. C.-City of Hobart, steamer, from Hobart Town. SAILED. Oct. 0.-Reindeer, Eva, schooners, and Emma Prcs3ott, brig, for Hobart Town. CLEABBb OUT. Oct. 6.-Creólo, schooner, fdr Hobart Town. Oct. di-=-íanct Dickson, Wild Wave, schooners, CJr Threo Hut Point. Oct. 9.-Scotia, schooner, for Hobait Town. City of Hobart starts to-day at noon-. [Believing the following to be an untruo version of tho circumstances connected with the recent engagement between the English troops and the Natives at New Zealand, we did not think it worth whilo to publish it in an extra yesterday.] Launceston, 11th October, 18G0. THE WAR IN NEW ZEALAND. Uth September i860. Last Monday a groud expedition proceeded to Waitara against the rebel pas, consisting of 1270 privates and in all moro than 1400 men. They took many guns from town, and wcro to procure moro from Major Nelson at Waitara. The force halted at about 8 miles distance, and Tuesday morning being joined by Major Nelson an...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 October 1860
Tuesday, 20th November. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT OF , ? SALE OF THE MAGNIFICENT ESTATE or ANSTEY BARTON COi-TUMNO ABOUT' ' 20,000 Acres OF SPLENDID LAND TOOETlIEll WITH THE PREEMPTIVE RIGHT TO TWO " BLOCKS OF 500 ACRES EAC1T AT THE GREAT LAKE, AND TUT, VENDOß's INTEREST II, EleveriTThmtsand Acres of Land at the Great Lake, rented from the Crown, And so1, eral thousand Acres of Cionn Land adjoining Ansley Barton. , BRENT AND WESTBROOK Have much pleasuro in announcing that they have been honored by GKORGE A. ANSTEY, Epqu'ic, with* instructions to 8 ibmit for Sale by Publia Auction, nt McEW-AN'S Midland Hotel, Oatlands, on TUESDAY, 20th November, at twolvo o'clccV, unlcs-t pieiicmsly disposed of by privtts contri et, of which due notice -will be giren, TLB 'WÁ'ÓNIFJCENT AND PRINCELY ' ESTATE Ol'1 ANSTEY BARTON, Delightfully situate in the -entro of Tasmania, near.to the thriving township of Oatlands, and comprising nn urea of upwards of TWENTY THOUSAND ACHES OF FIKE PASTORALAND AGRICULTU...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 October 1860
THEATKJ3 BOYAL. BOYAL ITALIAN OPERA. FOR FOUR NIGHTS ONLY. MONDAY, OCTOBER 22ud. FIRST APPEARANCE OF SIGrNOß AND SIGNOJÎA Bl ANCHI WITH THIS ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY. Full particulars in future advertisement. TïTANTED-A respectable WOMAN, as Vi COOK. Apply to Mrs. ROOPE, New ' Town. tu th a o 13 AiEDAL HARMONIUM for Sale. Ap ply at MR. BUDDEE'S residence, iel, Macquaricstreet. to WANTED-A feront, active young GIRL, to make herself generally useful. Res- pectable references required. Apply at the office of this papor. o 13 THE BISHOP OF TASMANIA very earnestly requests tho Members of tho Church of England to meet him on TUESDAY I EVENING, next, October 10, ut tho Alliance Temperance Rooms, Macquarie-strcet, in order that ho may lay beforo them ecrlhiu matters deeply connected with the Church's welfare. The Chair will bo taken by His Excellency Sir H. E. F. YotJNo, C.B., at'Sovcn o'clock. td WANTED-A Singlo Wan of good charac ter, accustomed to work in a Garden and Milk a Cow. Appl...
LORD CLYDE IN ENGLAND. (FROM THE TIMES, JULY 19.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 October 1860
LORD CLYDE IN ENGLAND. (ritOM THE TIMES, JULY 19.) That felicity which is the boasted friend of tho brave has brought to our shores at this hour of material enthusiasm tho most fortunato of our Indian warriors. Whon tho public bear that Lord Clydo Inndod yesterday at'Do vor, nuil ÍB no\y iii \o\sn, tlioy v/m fool tho JWOBOJIQO of one more undoubtel soldier anti tfnstvjbrthy' chief in this island. Lord Clyde is in/every-' respect tho man to justify this cirrfdence,. being not only a man of uníinchiirgí courage, of practised skill, o' long and varied experience, and uidisputed knowledge of his profession, but, what/ is more than all, of that success which is so olen want- ing to biilliant qualities, ami which tT¿ greatest Gimel'als have ever declared to bo ufcloiieo the best test of ability and an independent jlemrnt in war. His career has so thorough!« eclipsed that of many contemporaries, that it tikes some recollection to recall tho men with whom he might be cjmpttred, for it is no...
THE MERCURY. FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12TH, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 October 1860
THE MERCURY. FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12TH, 18ÜC VIEWED as a means of giving employment to labor, none of the public works yet projected in tho Colony possess the same claim to support as tho proposed Sorell Causeway,to provide fur the construction of which an Act has just been carried through Parliament. In public buildings we are aware that,however largo the amount of money expended, the sum paid in wages con- stitutes but a small proportion of tho whole. The greater part is consumed in tho purchase and importation of material, and a small number of men only, and those chiefly belonging to the i class of skilledartizans.arccngaged. Itissaidtbat there is no superabundance of labor of this kind in Hobart Town, and that to proceed rapidly in the erection of the great structures that have \>een planned.would render it necessary to bring over a considerable body of mechanics either from Launceston or from Melbourne. Admitting this to bo a correct representation, the circum- stances d...
POLICE OFFICE. THURSDAY. — OCTOBER 11TH, 1860. BEFORE Mr. Tarleton, Police Magistrate, and Richard Lewis, Esq. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 October 1860
POLICE OFFICE. -* THURSDAY. - OCTOBER 11TH, 1860. BEFORE Mr. Tarleton, Police Magistrate, and Richard Lewis, Esq. One offendor was fined 20s. for drunkenness and disorderly conduct, one offender 10s. for it like offence, and two disturbers of the peace five shillings each. DISORDERLY.-Harriet Reding was sentenced to a month's imprisonment for disorderly and indecent conduct in the public streets. , . LARCENY.-John Brooks was charged by D. C. Vickers with stealing a pair of boots and ail note the property of William Brown, seaman, from a lodging houso in Argylerstreet. . Prisoner pleaded guilty drgiiig destitution in mitigation of punishment. D. C. Vickers stated that prisoner had been allowed to stay three nights atMrs. Quran's lodging houso through charity and took the opportunity of stealing tho above property. Sentenced to three mouths' imprisonment with hard labor: STEALING A SPADE.-Jacob Williams was charged with stealing a spade the property of Thomas Hassoy, Glenorchy. The pr...
ODD FELLOWS (M.U.) BALL. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 October 1860
ODD FELLOWS (M.U.) BALL. THE annual Ball of the Manchester Unity Order of Odd Fellows took place on Wednesday evening last at Del Sarte's Assembly Rooms, which were vory handsomely decorated for the occasion. There was a very numerous and brilliant company pre- sent, comprising a large proportion of the most respectable and fashionable classes of Hobart Town. A capital Band was in attendance and enlivened the evening with a succession of lively airs, to the tune of which the merry dance was kept up till long after midnight. Tho whole went off with great eclat. Nothing occurred to interrupt the harmony of the evening and the company at length dispersed after spending some most agreeable hours.
THREE PER CENTS AND TERMINABLE ANNUITIES. (FROM THE TIMES, JULY 23.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 October 1860
THREE PER CENTS AND TERMINABLE ANNUITIES. (FBOM TUE TIMES, JULY 23.) A serious question of finance, which has been for some time afflicting' tho mind of the City, is this evening to .be solved and decided Rather late in the session aud tho summer, later still with regard to the danger, We are about to give our dockyards and araenalstheadditional defences rendered necessary by the modern improvements in the art of destruction. Putting the metropolis out of the question, except as to the approaches by the river, the Commissioners estimate the cost of their recommendations at nearly .£12,000,000. When, however, wo deduct works in progress or authorised, some other larg« item.-, and Hie cost ol armament and float- ing defends, seven o* ehjlit millions will be ne- cessary to carry out the general ideas of the Com- missioners. Ol' tliia a very large item is the pur- chase, and in some cases the repurchase of land. The total expenditure would naturally spread itself over four years, giving...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. MR. STUART'S EXPLORATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 October 1860
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. » MR. STUART'S EXI'LOnATION, In the South Australian Legislative Council, on September 28, Mr. Baker said he wished to ask tho lion, the Chief Secretary a question re- specting tho return of Mr. Stuart. It wits re- ported that ho hud been compelled to retrace his stops in consequence of having been attacked by natives, who wore too powerful for his small party to copo with. Ho thought it vory importunt as woll as proper towards Mr. Stuart, that ho should bo placed In such a position us to onablo liim to completo his expedition, and reap tho reward to which IIÍB energy and zcul entitled him ; and ho would ask whether the Govern- ment would place a suillcient force.at his dis- posal, that he might retrace bhi steps without föar oí' being stopped by tiro náiives: - He would' thöh.-inall probability; ïiicwc» in retfcliiue; tho northern coast. He would be sorry to see tlie l.uuels plucked from Stewart's brows, now that he had so nearly succeeded in the object of his ev p...
VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 October 1860
VIOTOBIA, -^ Wo h ive Melboui ne papéis to the lhlh inst, but then contents mo no1 important. 'Ibu following menoles ot tlei toiiilpioceedings - 1 ho i lection loi Geelong AVcst lias îesulted m the letuin ot Mi Nicholson >ojte, beating Mi l'iituek O Buen by no less than 417 votes, 01 by mole thin two to one Hie mimbus pilled weio 7o0 and J l8 Mi Peaison thompson has sustained anothei defeat mid Mi Chapman the unceitifieated is the clio on of Castlemaine 1'ho votes polled |y estoi - da\ w oi e .J.!0 mid 454, so that Mi Chapman has oblamod a umjoiity of 70 Having becoino a mom. bei ot tho Logislatuiu of tho countij, wo havobeen at some p uns to ascertain the successful candi date s political views but so fal les wo am gathoi li oin his icpoited speeches thoy uppear to íesolvo themselves into io ids and bridges foi CtisUenuuuo, mid an amended gold fields act Mi W Highett has been io elected for tho Ullstein Piovinee without opposition 'Ibu polling on Monday foi tho South Western Pio...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 October 1860
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. Tho City of Hobart, steamer, Cpatain Darby, ar- rived hero from Port Phillip, at nine o'clock yester- day morning.luaving Melbourne at 2 p.m. on Wed- nesday and passing the Heads at 4 30. Captain Darby reports that it was signalled at the Heads as tho steamer passed out, that the Balclutha arrived at Adelaide at three p.m., with the English mail on board. Tho City of Hobart experienced moderato N.W. winds across the Straits, and reports the Goldscekcr, Dart, and Cir- cassian oft" Swan Island, al two p.m. on Thursday, and tho North Star and Boomerang, off the Bay of Fires, at 4 o'clock the samo afternoon. 'Hie City of Hobart brings with sundries, COO sheep. The Reindeer, Captain W. Young, jun., from Melbourne, tho 0th instant, with sundries and sheep arrived hero yesterday. Tho schooner liad light and changeable winds through- out tho passage, anti reports the Cir- cassian off St. Patrick's Head, on Wednesday at noon, with a fair wind, and a steamer barque rig...
LAUNCESTON. SUPREME COURT. — CRIMINAL SITTINGS. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 October 1860
LAUNCESTON. SUPREME COURT. - CRIMINAL SITTINGS. TUESDAY; OCTOBER OTU.- I BfcFonc His Honoi Sn Valentine i leming, Knight, Cluet Justice Putiick Keenan was placed at tho bar ehaigcd with stealing a Batik note Tim Soliditoi-Geiler al said the principal witness «as nowhere to be found and theiefore could not be subpeoned the xnisonci was accordingly disehaigcd Gauir Scott ?who li id been out on bail, now sur lendeicd, nd was charged nithiittciiiig ii foigcd acceptance to a Bill of Exchange foi J65CK), with in tent to dell and, well knowing, «.Vc The Solicitai Goueial and Mi Rochei appealed to conduct the prosecution, and Mi Millei und Mi, Douglas foi the defence Chu les Thomson, manag« of tito Bunk of Van Diemen s Land, depos d - I had a bill foi üíOO diawn by the pusoner and accepted by Mi James Loid, the bill « is dated either 18th 01 l'Jtli December 1830 mid ?BUS itcoivul in- to the Bank on loth January, the bill pro ducul niaiked 4 is tho bill, I behove it tobe in Mi Loids hnndviii...
FRANKLIN [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 October 1860
PKANJÜiiífi I ? Our .township is all ulive in consequence ofthe, important announcement in the Mercury that the Government had granted a small sum of money for the opening up of the Crown land in this neigh- bourhood. This is a prudent step on thopait of the Government, it will prove a reproductive out lay, and \1\ll Jilakin sollte thousands of pounds dif fereitc1 tii tbiiti niloc of faur diluvial Spoils. Busi- ness has been brought to u stund still for want of nceessto our best lands; our timber ti ade lins fallen oll'Jfbr want of «rood roads, and our fine river craft3 are either "laid dp," or gone elsewhere for employ- ment. But now through the consideration of the Government wo hope to regain some of our formel' commercial importance und realiso in some degree tlio prosperity lor which the Franklin 'hu* . been formerly fclubityteri. It is lo be hoped th'it no unnfehe&stiry delny iVlii be experienced as it is of great importance that this work should bo com- menced forthwi...
COMMERCIAL. HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Mercury Office, Friday Afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 October 1860
COMMERCIAL. HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Jtfcrcuru Oßce, Friday Afternoon. Wheat ia steady at 8s. 3d. to Ss. Cd. tho latter figure being given in some instances for vory primo samples. For oats and barley there is no demand. Hay moves off slowly at former prices, loose fetching from £510s. toJEGlOs. per ton according to quality, and country pressed from £5 to £0. Potatoes are in brisk demand and prices have experienced an advance of Ü1 per ton, sales having been made to-day at £9 to X10 per ton. Tho intelligence to hand from Melbourne this morning has produced no further effect beyond giving increased steadiness to prices ; and fine colonial flour still sells at £20 por ton. Chilian flour is quoted at ¿¡l8 per ton. Bran Is. -td. to Is. 7d. per bushel.