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COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. Mercury Office, April 28th. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. &lt; YESTERDAYS MARKETS. Mercury Office, April 28tb. Inactivity prevails generally in the grain i market. Wheat is still quoted at 7s. to 7s. j 3d. though now and then 7s 6d. can be obtained for a very superior sample. There ' is a trifling enquiry for colonial oats for seed . purposes at 6s. Cd. to 7s. Cape barley is dull of sale at Cs. 3d. to Gs. 9d. English barley is in good demand at 8s. to 8i. Cd. Hay maintains previous prices, loose and country pressed fetching from £7 10i. to £8 10s. and hydraulic pressed from £9 to £9 lus. per ton according to quality. Potatoes arc still quoted at £8 to £9, and onions at £20 to £25 per ton. The flour market continues quiet. Flour from the best colonial wheat still sells at £16 to £18 per ton according to quantity. Uran and sharps are in good demand the former at 2s. 3d. to 2s. Gi. per bumel and the latter at £10 to £12 per ton.
EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF A TASMANIAN COUNTRY POLICE MAGISTRATE. (FOR THE WEEK ENDING 30TH JULY, 18—) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
EXTRACTS FROil THE DIARY OP A TASMANIAN COUNTRY POLICE MAGISTRATE. (FOB THE WEEK EÏDI.VG 30rn JUST, l8-) Sunday 23rd July -1 ired from yestprday's ride I bud just awoke and peered out fi um the blankets at tilt- window, on the panes of which tile frost hung thickly inside tin room. Mentally thanking trod that it wns Sunday I turned"over for another horn's snooze, when a tap at the door was followed [bythe blue nose of thehouseniaid to announce the C. U. C. --. An expletive decidedly | condemnatory of all C1). C's,, almost es- caped my Ups, but the public expression 'would have been unmagisterial, so I sup pressed it. Enquiring the cause of the official visit I found that a farmer had died suddenly, 47 miles off, and I. as Coroner, must tit upon him. Ho, rising and making . ¡he usual red tape arrangements, I break- fasted, and after breakfast went to Church J to hear the Itevd.Mr. li-- and after dinner i to hear the Revd. Mr. H-- ana after that [ chatted with my boys till bed time. M...
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: We have received an impertinent letter from one of the Clerics in ti e Public Works Department who names himself Semper idem, relative to the re- marks made by us yesterday with re- ference to the known incapacity and dilatory habits of that most useless office. We do not know whether this party was authorised by the Diiectoi' to address us in the strain he has done ; it is not unlikely, i This letter manifests clearly enough how Clerks in tjie Public Works Department are iu the habit of I employing themselves during office hours. Had Semper idem beeu attend- ing to the preparation of "the ''plans, sections, drawings, specifications, and estimates," of which lie so ostontatiously writes, instead of wasting the public time in addressing impertinent letters to newspapers, he would have 'shewn his zeal and wisdom at one and the same time. We did not require to be told that "the Publie Works Department was answer- able only to the Ministry and not to the I propr...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
T í i / ' i OÍTR- SUMMARY. rilHE "Mercury" Overland Summary -*. forthemonthof Maypor "European" will havo, in addition to tho usuat sheet, i a Supplement containing 16 columns of ! matter. Besides tho customary Poli- tical, Social, Statistical, Commercial, and Miscellaneous Intelligence, the Sum- mary for May will contain an account of a .trip to New Norfolk, with a desciip tion of the Scenery on the Upper Der- went, Elisabeth Town, the Falls, tho Lunatio Asylum &lt;&c. ; as also a descrip- tion of the County of Cumberland, in- cluding Hamilton, Bothwell, the Ouse, tho Gordon &c, &c, by H. M. Hull, Esquire. Parties desirous of obtaining Copies will forward their orders prior to the Gth proximo.as only a limited number will be printed in addi- tion to the usual circulation. Mercury Office, ' ~*, 27th April, 1858. , j Mechanics1 Institute j MR. FARQUHARSON ! Is engaged to give ONE of his i VOCAL AND DESCRIPTIVE ENTERTAINMENTS At the above Institute, on ...
THE MERCURY THURSDAY, APRIL 29TH, 1858. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
THE MERCUBY THURSDAY, APRIL 29TH, 1858. WHEN a Colony is called upon to submit to a positive injustice with feelings of gratitude, and to recog- nise as a benefit the infliction of the most abominable wrongs, we may rest assured that the estimate formed of such a Colony by those who act thus superciliously towards her is, in Commercial parlance, very much below par. And this is the case with Tasmania. Not only are we the best abused of all the Australias, but we are subjected to the largest amount of wrong. Any treatment is considered good enough for us ; and, when we recollect with what patience we endure it, we cease to be surprised that our " big bro- thers " should seize every opportu- nity of kicking and cuffing us. If we get a slap on one cheek we amiably turn the other. To resent a wrong, or to vindicate our position as a " free and enlightened " depen- dency of Great Britain, never crosses our mind for a moment. Impreg- nated to a remarkable degree with the Christian virtues...
CRICKET MATCH. EUROPEANS V. NATIVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
OHIO K ET MATCH. EïïttOPEAïîs T. NATIVES/ This most interesting match came off yesterday, and we particularly regret that we cannot afford space for full details of the game, owing to the ariivallast evening of the English Mail. The game was very keenly contested throughout, and resulted -in the Natives winning by two runs. We cannot, however, omit to notice on the Natives' side, the very excellent long stoppins; of SVhitesides, and the very promising play ol Henslowe ; Jamieson also bowled remarkably well, and Gr. Westbrook made some line leg hit*. On the opposite side Biiaut and Arnold bowled willi much piecision, and llice handled his bat in a very telling manner. We subjoin the score : NATIVES. FIRST INNINGS. Whiteside», c Tahart, b Arnold. 0 T Paterson, b Briant., ... 0 G- Marshall, b Briant. 0 Di\on,,b Arnold .., . 0 Ju îiieion, c Rice, b Arnold. c G Weubrook, c Tab'art, b Arnold . li T.Marshall, s Briant, b Arnold. 0 Fisher, b Bfinnt. 1 Moriarty, b Briant . 0 Henslowe, b Arno...
EXHIBITION OF INDUSTRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
EXHIBITION OF INDUSTRY. WH hare resolved the following Jetter, copies of which have been pretty ex- tensively circulated throughout the Colony :-- . '- ? Lannccston, 15th March, 1853, Sin,-I have been requested hy the Executive Committee of tho "Exhibition ol' Colonial ami other Works of Industry and Art," to address you respectfully on the subject. Such a scheme as the one contemplated can only be successfully carried oat by an extensive co-operation j and if u hearty and general res ponte be made by the colonists tu the invitation of the Committee of Management, the advan tages to Tasmania, in aiding to develops works of industry, and to cultivate a taste for the fine arts, ranst necessarily be considerable. By the enclosed you will learn the conditions on which it is intended to be conducted, as well as the range of articles windi it is to embrace. If you possess any works of art, curiosities, articles of vertu, models, &c., &c., the Committee would most earnestly...
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 29th April, 1858. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
;L»Mí,~¡.'- , - - a" * ' GENERAL POST OFFICE. 20th April, 1S58. "itñ KAILS will he closed at Hobart Town ns ander: Por Adelaide and Sjdney, ria Melbourne, per Brit vessel, on to-morrow at 6 p.m. ' 'Per Melbourne, via Launceston, per Royal Shepherd, to-morrow, at half-past G p.m. ? P.S.-Mails for Sydney and Adelaide arc nade up at this Office, ami forwarded vin Melbourne, by every steam vessel departing from Hobart Town to Launceston. 8. T. HABDISGE, Postmaster.
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
.MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. The schooner Victory arrived yesterday from the Coal Mines, Tasman'« Peninsula, with 80 tons of cool. , The brig Prairie, Capt. Gibson, left this port ' ''' for Sydney, on Saturday evening. It will be in the recollection of our readers that this vessel was wrecked near the North Cape, and sold. She was purchased by Mr. E. Edwards, who has refitted and rigged her in n most crcditablo manner, and has disposed of her to our enter- prising shipowner, Mr. G. Fisher, who has placed her in the Sydney tradc.to supply a want which has been much felt since the withdrawal of the Lime Webber. We have no doubt that the capabilities of this fino vessel will be fully appreciated by the merchants both of this port and Sydney.-Launceston Examiner. FBAT/D OTON ÜNBrrfmíiTEns.-A recent -, ? Jamaica paper gives the particulars of a gross attempt at fraud upon I ho underwriters, as '"" 'coming to light in Falmouth. It appears that 1 ' an American vessel, of about 300 tons barden,...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. ENTERED OUT. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. . .h ISTEEED OUT. i , April 28-Launceston,J,barque, 328 ton?, Lin- coln, for Sydney. . ."OEORQE TOWN SHIPPING. , , 0*T ELECTJ1IO TELEOBA.MI.) ABUTTED. April 28-Mercury, brig, from Melbourne. ' ' '.SArXED. ' April 28-Prairie, brig, for Sydney. MELBOURNE SHIPPING. HOBSON'S'BAY. ,,, April 24-Heather Bell, ftom Hobart Town. April 24-Eucalyptus, from Hobart Town. ?AIXED. ' '.'April 24-Wee Tottio, for Hobart Town. CLBAMD orr. April 24-Offloy. for Tbrco Hut Point. April 24-Mousani, for Hobart Town.
INSOLVENT COURT—WEDNESDAY. (Before Mr. Commissioner Browne.) In re JAMES JOSEPH POLLARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
INSOLVENT' COURT-WEDNESDAY. (Before Mr. Commissioner Browne.) In re JAMES JOSEPH POLLARD. Adjourned meeting for discharge. Mr. Crisp inquired whether there had been any fresh declaration of Insolvency, as on the last occasion when the case came before His Court the insolvent's petition was dis- missed The Commissioner said there had been no fresh declaration; but an affidavit from the insolvent had been submitted to him, to the effect that the insolvent was not aware that the Court was sitting in any other place than in the Court of Requests Room, when his case came on to be heard, and that therefore he was not present. He (the Commissioner) had therefore restored the insolvency to the state it was in when the petition was dis- missed. Mr. Crisp contended that the Commission- er had no right by law to restore the In- solvency to its original state after the petition had been dismissed. The proper course would have been to have made a fresh declaration of insolvency. Mr. McMinn conte...
INDIA. (From our Point de G[?] Correspond[?]nt.) Point de Galle, Ceylon, 22nd March, 18[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
INDIA! (From our Point do Gallo Corrcipi'id'iit.) Point de Gulle, Ceylon, 22nd March, 1838, The steamer Candil finin Dnlciitti mil the Aden fiom llombny, aijived hoie on tin 17th mst mt 1'lie intelligence recciud tj them is us fillans i-. The Governor Guner d and Comíanla in-CIncí h ive met at Miali ibid Notlingl) jet knowu,howevcr, of tho result of 1110110(11' ference, but the ne^t mad will, in all proba- bility, bring news that tho fito of O11J0 hal been 8oaled. It 13 said that a gcneril am- nesty will be offered to ill wini w mill lay down thoir arms, but those who have sig nitlised themselves by cm Itiei and atraci« ties will be excluded from this not of g"« die Rijpoiitanu ti oops under General Roberts aro closing upon Koli, and the fir e under Sir IIu0'h lt()ie is dearin/ the country roiiid Snugm On the 11th Pel« 1» wy Sir Hugh occupied Qarrukotti, mil on tho 3r4 Mindi ho totally dcfeiited the tebali M1 capturo I tho pa« of Mu idinpire In their panic the rebels had abandoned t...
GENERAL SUMMARY. (From the Home News.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
i GENERAL SUMilABY. (From the Homo Natvt.) Parliament met afler the recess on the 4lh ol February. Soldo n has publia ex- pectation been excited to ilgreatcr height than on this occisión, It was sup. posed that Ministers would inaugurate the new session with a. speech, or a mes- sage, from the Throne, or, at least, with soma ganer.il announcement of their policy. Several questions of importance awaited the flit of Government; and great as is the magnitude ol' the Indian dilliculty, and anxious as was the papu- lar feeling on the subject of reform, there can bo no doubt that at the mo rnont of tlie opening of Parliament, the recent insults put upon this country i by the tinny of Fiance, and the deaiaud said io have been made u.ion us for an alteration in our laws respecting the right of asylum, were paramount throughout tho country over , all other considerations. Tho oagomess to leam'what Government'intended to do, 'and whether there was any ground for the runjor tjiafy j^ord Palmer...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
Tw« Stone Cottage«, in Murray-sitreet, 1 tai1 Weather Boarded Cottages, in ^ _ Melville-street, Held for a term of 12 Years at a low Ground Bent. On the Premise», WEDNESDAY, MAY 5,1858, ,', ni At Two o'clock, kaaiW WOOLEY St FRODSHAM, Are instructed ta tell by public auction, ! > In Fonr Lots, 11 ' Loti, STOKE HOUSE with 4 rooms, including . large shop, fronting on Murray street, ' and let to . respectable tenant at £45 per Lot 2, Stone House also with 4 rooms, including .hop, 'fronting on Murray strest, and let at - etíope* annum. -/ . Lots, J WeatherJioarded Cottage of 4 rooms in If elvflle-street, let at £30 per annum. i&lt; J Lot 4, ( Weafter-boarded Cottage of 3 rooms, also, three workshops and large yard. The whole is in eapitst order ; each lot has considerable space of ground in the rear, aad subject to the following ground rents . Lot 1-£5 per annual. r g-Ditto ditto 3-Ditto ditto 4-.£15 ditto For an unexpbed term of 12 years. i Terms-25 per cent deposit ; remain...
FLOATING OF THE LEVIATHAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
FLOATING OFT LIE LEVIATHAN. j Thecompletijii of the hunch of this ' stupendous and beautiful ves«cl took , place on Sunday last, under the most i favorable circtmstaiicjs, unattended ' with .1 single icsidout ; and tlis Lsvh I thin n JW i idas sifdy at her moo linga j off Deptford, the much-d-su ed end hav- ing been achuvcl amiUt the hearty congratulations of m tay thom in Is of persons 01 the river, and a considerable I number of distinguished individuals and I others interested in the success of the undertaking on board the ship itself. Satuiday was fuel for the floiting of the vessel, and everything was ac- complished tint humin ingenuity and foresight could suggest in order to secure success ; but an adverse wind iuteifere 1 with the set arrangements, and it was deemed advisable to postpone the launch until a imre fivourable opportunity should occur, Captain Harrison confi- dently believing that it would be next to insanity to proceed with the task during the continuanca of the ...
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
GEÜÍERAL INTELLIGENCE. SUSPEOTE» AnscojíDün.-John Williams ono | of the men charged with stealing tho dray load of wool mid sheep skins, the property of Mr | Speed of Green Ponds, tho particulars of which will bo found in yesterday's issue, is tho man, who was tried for tho murder of Mr. John Richardson at tho Turf Hotel, Murray-street, some few years ago, and whoso awful death excited so much fearful interest at the time. The prisoner is a transported offender for life mid is now suspected of being an nbscondcr ; but under what circumstances ho was placed in n position to abscond, we have not been yet enabled to ascertain. Surely such characters as these ought to be so dealt with and confined, as to relievo tho community from any dread on their account, and effectually to prevent any repetition of thuir evil doods and vicious pro- pensities. ' FEAitruE.-A Ponsylvania stump-speaker snid : " The dangers around us aro looming up. The thunders roll and the lightnings Ila ah, and | if F...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
STSAM TO rMELBOURNE. _ m *. THE T.S.N. Co.'« Steam Ship ¿ifs, "CITY OF HOBATtT" Ww'rT*' will leave for MEL- BOURNE on WEDNESDAY, the 5th Hay, 1858, at noon. CHABIJEB TOBY Manager, T. S. N. Co. AU cargo intended for shipment most be alongside the steamer, and bills of lading sent in on the evening previous ty> starting. Franklin Wharf. April 21, 1858. 1835 Houses and Allotments for Private Sale; SHOP AND DWELLING HOUSE at the angle of Melville and Molle Streets, let to a respectable tenant for three yean at £1 13s 4d per month. 2 Brhk-dwelling of 4 rooms and yard. Melville street near Molle-tt'eet, 8 Brick Housepf4 rooms Molle-streer, near Melville-street with a splendid view of the Town. £4 Verandah Cottage Bathurst street near MolIe-aUeet, with garden ground. f Brick House at the corner of Gnulbourn and Molle-atteeti 4 rooms-water laid on &c. 6 Threo Building Allotments Queen's 7 Road Sandy Bay each 40 feet 9 frontage 9 One corner allotment, one side facing Queensborough...
ENGLISH COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 29 April 1858
ENGLISH COMMERCIAL. An inaccuracy occurred in the telegram rela- tive to the piece of Whalebone. Wc now pub- lish the correct prices. Whalebone.-Southern is more freely offered from the Continent, and the prices have receded to £330 to £340 per ton ; 7 cwt ex Kenilworth from Auckland, realised £205 per ton. Hie following aro the correct quotations of the prieos realised by oil from America. Tile bulk of the oil from America was bought in at £80 to £80 3s ; and head matter at £86. Whale is cheaper, l8 tuns part sold doublo compass £40 ; single compass,£38; infcrior,£37; and very low dark from the Cape of Good Hope £27 10s per tun. WOOL. Mr. H. P. Hughes reports to the HomeSewi that "the next public rales are fixed to com- mence on the 23th February, and that the market ii looking firmer, and hopes are enter- tained of a slight advance in price over the rates of November last." LAUNCESTON. April 27th. THE Mrtw.-Union-First flour per ton, £)7, seconds ditto £15; bran, ls9d; wheat, Gs t...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 30 April 1858
OUR SUMMARY. fT^HE " Mercury" Overland Summary ?*- forthemonth of May per "European" will have, in addition to the usual sheet, a Supplement containing IG columns of matter. Besides the customary Poli- tical, Social, Statistical, Commercial, and Miscellaneous Intelligence, tho Sum- mary for May will contain an account of a trip to New Norfolk, with a descrip- tion of the Scenery on the Upper Der- went, Elisabeth Town, the F.ill=, the Lunatic Asylum &c. ; as also a descrip- tion of the County of Cumberland, in- cluding Hamilton, Bothwell, the Ouse, the Gordon &c., ¡fee, by H. M. Hull, Esquire. Parties desirous of obtaining Copies will forward their orders prior to the Cth proximo.as only a limited number will bo printed in addi- tion to the usual circulation. Mercury Office, 27th April, 1858.