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VAN AMBURGH'S EXHIBITION. (From the London Correspondent of the Calcutta Englishman.) [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
VAN AMBURGHS EXHIBITION. (From the London Correspondent of the Calcutta Englishman.) VAN AMBURGH arrived here a few days since, &nbsp; and drove eight in hand himself slowly through the town in a sort of vehicle like &nbsp; an omnibus without a roof, most elaborately &nbsp; ornamented and gilded. In it were seated &nbsp; his celebrated brass band, playing most &nbsp; bravely ; his horses were cream colours, beautifully caparisoned, as were also the remainder of his stud which fullowed, ridden by his company ; their housings were of white and silver, crimson and gold, and azure and silver, all exceedingly handsome Alter these came in procession five caravans (each drawn by six horses) containing the wild beasts, strictly closed, having air holes only at the top of them. Van Amburgh having deposited these last safely (in the place hired for his exhibition) he returned, driving with the greatest rapidity, yet atmost case, into the town, threading...
DISALLOWANCE OF 6 VICT., No. 13. A PROCLAMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
DISALLOWANCE OF 6 VICT., No. 13. &nbsp; By His Excellency SIR JOHN EARDLEY EARD- LEY WILMOT, Baronet, Lieutenant Gover- of the Island of Van Diemen's Land and its Dependencies. A PROCLAMATION. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Whereas Her Majesty hath been pleased, through the Right Honourable Lord Stanley, one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to signify to me Her Majesty's disallowance, of the Act of this Island, intituled " An Act to enable the " Lieutenant-Governor of this Island for the time " being to make Contracts at certain rates for the " supplying the Town and Port of Hobart Town " with pure Water, and for other purposes con- " nected therewith." I the Lieutenant-Governor do therefore, by this Proclamation, notify and pub- lish the said disallowance accordingly. Given under my hand and seal, at the Go- vernment House, Hobart Town, this twenty first day of June, one thousand eight hun- dred and forty-five. E. EARDLEY-WILMOT....
SONG OF THE TWELFTH CAKE. (From Punch.) [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
&nbsp; SONG OF THE TWELFTH CAKE. (From Punch.) Twelfth Cake is the monarch of sweetmeats ; They crown'd him long ago, With images bright and sugar as white As a diadem of snow. The half-penny bun with sugar done. And a portrait in chalk of the Queen, The image may take of a true twelfth cake, But its treachery soon will be seen The homely plum may do for some Who for cheapness a shift would make, When cover'd with frost, at a moderate cost ; But it's not a true twelfth cake. Oh never trust to tt showy crust, With images gaudily deck'd, Lest under the paint you find there oinf The richness you did expect. The pound-cake, I'm told, confin'd in a mould, Will forms fantastic take ; But look at me unfetter'd and free, A regular round twelfth cake.
PUBLICANS' LICENSES, LONGFORD. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
PUBLICANS' LICENSES. LONGFORD. Notice is hereby given, that the fourth quarterly Meeting of Justices of the Peace, for the conside- ration of applicutions for permission to transfer or continue existing Licenses, and for certificates of approval of new Licenses being granted for the Police District of Longford, will be held in the Court House, Longford, on Monday, the 4th day of August next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. Dated this 14th day of June, 1845. A. R. TRURO, Dep. Clerk of the Peace.
HOBART TOWN PRICES CURRENT. TEAS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
HOBART TOWN PRICES CURRENT. I TEAS. £ s.d. &nbsp; Hysonskin.............per chest 4 10 0 Congou .........................do. 6 0 0 Hyson fine...........per catty 2 0 0 Gunpowder...................do. 2 10 0 Orange Pekoe no demand .. do. 1 10 0 Souchong................ do.....do. 1 10 0 SUGARS. Manilla .............per ton £26. 27 0 0 Mauritius.............do........... 28 0 0 West India...............do. £28, 30 0 0 English, refined.................lb. 0 0 4½ —, crushed....................... do. 0 0 4 FRUIT. Raisins, muscatel.............lb. None. —, Smyrna, scarce. . . . do. 0 0 5¾ —, Cape.............do...... do. 0 0 5¾ Currants...........do.......do. 0 0 6 Almonds. Jordan.........do. 0 1 9 Rice, Bengal (wanted, per ton 16 0 0 —, Java none in stock) . . do. 14 0 0 PORTER. Taylor's (scarce. hhd. £5 10. 6 0 0 Elliott's, and in demand).. hhd. 5 0 0 Trueman's .. do..................do. 5 0 0 Bottled ........do................doz. 0 9 6 ALE. Ind & Smith's (scarce, and....
MISCELLANEA. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
MISCELLANEA. EXTENSIVE USE OF OPIUM.—Dr. Mitchell, one of the Sub-Commissioners, reports, that the medical witnesses examined by him state, that the infants and children are sel- dom brought to them before they are be numbed and stupitied with opiates ; the usual preparation given being Godfrey's Cordial, a mixture of treacle and opium, known by the name of " comfort," and an article in constant demand. A little girl will come to the chymist's, and ask for a dose of it to give to the baby next day, telling him that her mother is going out to work. A respectable chymist stated that he had made 20 gallons of " comfort " in the year ; and that there were chymists who lived near the market-place, and more in the way of these country people, who made a good deal more, This evidence refers to the colliery districts, but it appears on the authority of other me- dical men, that the same practice prevails at Croydon, in Surrey, and by inference, in other non-manufacturing towns. Speaking of ...
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, 11th June, 1845. Sale of the Government brig "Isabella." [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, 11 th June, 1845. Sale of the Government brig " Isabella." At 12 o'clock precisely, on Tuesday, (this day) Mr. T. Y. Lowes will sell by public auction, on the Commissariat Wharf, the Government Brig " Isabella," of about 150 tons burthen, with all her masts, yards, spars, standing and running rig- ging, and sails complete, as she now lies in Sulli- van's Cove, Any further information that may be required can be learnt on application at the Port Office, or from the Auctioneer, who has an inventory of the stores and rigging. Terms—25 per cent cash deposit on the fall of the hammer ; and the residue by approved bills at three and six months, in equal proportions. GEO. MACLEAN, &nbsp; Deputy Commissary-General.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
FOR LONDON DIRECT. THE A 1 Bnrque Psyche, H. Irving, Commander, 300 Tons Register, a regular trader, having all her dead wight and the greater part of her wool ready for shipment, will have immediate des- patch. For Freight or Passage apply to KERR, BOGLE & Co. or to ASKIS MORRISON. New Wharf, 12th June, 1845. THE OLD ESTABLISHED PRINTINC OFFICE, 67, ELIZABETH STREET. THE Public is most respectfully informed that in consequence of the great depression of the times, the undersigned is determined to execute every variety of LETTER-PRESS PRINTING ON THE LOWEST POSSIBLE TERMS, Book Work, pamphlets, Reports, Catalogues, Circulars, Invoice Books, Bill Books, Cheque Books, Acceptances, Bills of Lading, Bills of Ex- change, Law Forms, Custom House Forms, Military Forms, Log Books, Receipts, Bill Heads, Posting Bills, Handbills, Cards, Labels, &c. WILLIAM PRATT. NOW READY—PRICE 4d., A FEW THOUGHTS BY A MEMBER OF THE BAR. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (Re-printe...
COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, June 23rd, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, June 2, June, 1845. Persons having such a Building ; to let as would he be suitable for a Store for the Probation De- &nbsp; partment at Hobart Town are invited to transmit their tenders to this office at 12 o'clock on Wed- nesday, the 2nd July next. The tenders to be (in duplicate) marked " Ten- der of Store," and to specify the situation of the building, the dimensions, rent per annum, as well as every other particular. Any information that may be required can be learnt on application to the Principal Storekeeper, at the Comptroller-General's Offices. GEO. MACLEAN, Deputy Commissary-Genaral.
COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, June 21st, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
COMMISSARIAT OFFICE. Hobart Town, June 21st, 1845. Seven tons of seed Potatoes being required at the Coal Mines, Tasman's Peninsula, persons de- sirous of supplying the same are invited to for- ward their tenders to this office at 12 o'clock on Wednesday, the 2nd July next. The tenders to be (in duplicate) marked " Ten- der of Seed Potatoes," and to include bags in the price of the article. The potatoes to be delivered &nbsp; &nbsp; by the contractor at the Coal Mines, subject to the approval of the Superintendent, upon whose certificate payment will be made in the usual way from the Commissariat chest. GEO. MACLEAN, Deputy Commissary-General. &nbsp;
THE THREE SONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
THE THREE SONS. I HAVE a son, a little son, a boy just five years old, With eyes of thoughtful earnestness, and mind of gentle mould. They tell me that unusual grace in all his ways appears. That my child is grave and wise of heart beyond his childish years. I cannot say how this may be, I know his face is fair, And yet his chiefest comeliness is his sweet and serious air : I know his heart is kind and fond, I know he loveth me. But loveth yet his mother more with grateful fervency : But that which others most admire, is the thought which fills his mind, The food for grave enquiring speech he everywhere doth find. Strange questions doth he ask of me, when we together walk ; He scarcely thinks as children think or talks as children talk. Nor cares he much for childish sports, dotes not on bat or ball, But looks on manhood's ways and works, and aptly mimicks all. His little heart is busy still, and oftentimes per- plext With thoughts about this world of ours, and thoughts about the ne...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
NOTICE. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; THE Partnership heretofore subsisting between Stephen Ponder Kennard, and Thomas D. &nbsp; Chapman, carrying on business as Merchants and Commission Agents in London, under the firm of Kennnrds & Co., and in Hobart Town under the firm of Kennards, Chapman, & Co., having this day expired by effluxion of time, the same is dis- solved by mutual consent. In future Mr. Chapman will carry on the busi- ness in Hobart Town upon his own account, un- der the firm of Thomas D. Chapman & Co., and in London the business will be conducted by Messrs. J. & S. Kennard, of 27, Austin Friars, who will act as the agents of the undersigned. THOS. D. CHAPMAN & Co. Macquarie Street, } 30th June, 1845. } UNRESERVED SALE OF SUGAR. On FRIDAY next, at half-past 11, for 12 precisely. MR. STRACEY &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbs...
LAUNCESTON WHEAT MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
LAUNCESTON WHEAT MARKET. Wheat may be quoted at five shillings. Since our last a considerable quantity has been disposed of at this price. We have not heard that a higher figure has been obtained or that a lower has been accepted. Although there is a fair prospect at the present mo- ment that the price will still I advance, yet hol- ders should bear in recollection that sales at the current rate for cash render them secure against the chance of a reverse.—Lauceston &nbsp; Examiner. &nbsp; PROGRESS OF PROTRSTANISM IS FRANCE. The following statistical account of Protes- tanism in France has just been published :— In 1815, there were 464 Protestant pastors ; in 1830, 527 ; in 1843, 677 ; and now there are more than 700. Under the empire, the budget of the Protestant Church was 306,000f. ; under the restoration, 476,000f ; and in 1843, 1,219.000f. The number of Protestant churches has increased in pro- portion, but there are still 111 localities without them. The number ...
SWAN RIVER. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
SWAN RIVER. The return of exports and imports of Western Australia for the year ending 31st March, 1844 gives £13,609 10s. for exports, and £58,600 imports. According to the old economical blunder in estimating the state of the colony by these returns Western Austra- lia would in 1844 have been taken to have contracted about £45,000 debts , but it must be remembered that the imports are calculat- ed with all the expenses of freight, insurance, duties, merchant's profits, and, whereas, the exports are estimated at their prime value, not at their value when they were received in England. The estimate freight in this re- the amount in spirits and tobacco exceeds &nbsp; £5000. Deduct these sums, or at least £15,000 altogether, and take 25 per cent, from the £41,870, consisting of general merchandise, imported into the colony, and instead of a difference between imports and exports amounting to nearly £45,000, the colony will be found to have exceeded its ex- ports by its imports...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Our papers are to the 31st ultimo.—A new census was to be taken ; in 1844, the population amounted to 17,366 ; but the in- flux of emigrants since that period, has been such as to induce a belief that it now consi- derably exceeds 20,000. . . . The total liabili- ties of the Bank of South Australia, are £57,207 5s., and the total assets £170,426 16s. 7d. The gold, silver, and other metals &nbsp; in the bank, amount to £20,185 9s. . . . Wheat is quoted at 2s. 6d. to 3s. per bushel ; oxen, £3 to £6 10s ; sheep, 9s. There is nothing in the papers of particular interest. Launceston Examiner.
POLITICAL RIGHTS & OBLIGATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
POLITICAL RIGHTS & OBLIGATIONS. BY JONATHAN DYMOND. &nbsp; PERFECT liberty is desirable if it were con- sistent with the greatest degree of happiness. But it is not. Men find that, by giving up part of their liberty, they are more happy &nbsp; than by retaining, or attempting to retain, the whole. Government, whatever be its form, is the agent by which the inexpedient portion of individual liberty is taken away. Men institute government for their own advantage, and because they find they are more happy with it than without it. This is the sole reason, in principle, how little soever it be adverted to in practice. Gover- nors, therefore are the officers of the public, in the proper sense of the word : not the stares of the public ; for if they do not incline to conform to the public will, they are at liberty, like other officers, to give up their office. They are servants, in the same manner, and for the same purpose, as a solicitor is the servant of his clien...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Observer. DR. NIXON. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
(Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Observer. DR. NIXON. SIR,—The subjects referred to in your leading article of the 27th instant are of more than ordinary importance, and appear to call for further observation. It is now known that the Bishop of thc Church of England has been defeated in his appeal to the Secretary of State on the questions at issue between the Local Government and himself. And as it admits of no doubt that his Lordship has been all along so fully convinced, not only that he was right in the positions be had taken up against the Government, but that these positions were so essentially connected with the integrity and efficiency of his office as a Christian Bishop, that he could not, on his conscience, recede from them without violating his most solemn Ordination Vows, and consequently that, in the event af an unfa- vourable decision from home, he must, on the high ground of principle, as a matter of course, resign his charge. Indeed, the very manner in ...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. GENERAL POST OFFICE. 16TH June, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. GENERAL POST OFFICE. 16th June, 1845. NOTICE is hereby given, that on and from Tues- day, the 1st proximo, the Mails will be despatched from Hobart Town every Tuesday and Friday even- ing, at 7 o'clock precisely ; and arrive at Laun- ceston every Wednesday and Saturday morning, at 11 o'clock, And the Mails from Launceston will be des- patched every Monday and Thursday, a 4 o'clock, P.M. precisely ; and arrive at Hobart Town every Tuesday and Friday morning, at 8 o'clock. The General Post Office at Hobart Town will, therefore, be open for the receipt of Letters and Newspapers, to be transmitted by the same night's post, as follows ;—For Newspapers until 5 o'clock P.M., and for Letters until 6 o'clock P.M. letters will, however, be received, as usual, until 45 minutes past 6, on payment of 6d. each. The Post Office at Launceston will be open for the receipt of Newspapers, to be transmitted by the same day's post, until 2 o'clock P.M., and for Let- ters until 3 o'cl...
INSOLVENT COURT. THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1845. Before Edward Macdowell, Esq., Commissioner. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 July 1845
INSOLVENT COURT. THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1845. Brfore Edward Macdowell, Esq., Commissioner. In re Thomas Drew.—First meeting of creditors. No debts being proved, a first general meeting and also for discharge, was ordered for 18th proximo. In re Alexander Hall.—Meeting for dis- charge allowed, there being no opposition. In re John Priest.—First meeting of cre- ditors ; adjourned sine die, a composition having been effected. Cunningham.—First meeting of creditors. No debts proved in either case ; a first ge- neral meeting, and also for discharge for 18th proximo. In re Josiah Slee.—Application for dis- charge. Ordered ; no opposition being of- fered. The Commissioner informed Mr. Dyne he had received a letter from Mrs. Luckman, who was confined to her bed, which letter she ought not to have addressed to him as he could not do any thing for her. In this letter, Mrs. Luckman blamed the assignee for having removed her son from possession of property at Stockdale, and dis- posed of her beds. ...