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ART IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. (TIMES.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
I ART IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. (TIMES.) The sternest censor oí legislative trifling, the most rigid upholder ol' legislative dignity, can hardly help relaxing and owuing himsell amused when the House ol Commons treats tlio public to an artisiic debate. When a,n elderly gentle I mau with a liutlu.ll oí ¡viper* sturts from his seat | ut } o'clock lu the morning co make a violent I attack ou Paul Veronese, or to d,etwunce niudiicval urchitccturet aud, when his oratory calls forth a sharp discussion, ending ia the triumphant rejection of the obnoxious estimate, we ciiunoi but luck, on the proceeding us apiece ¿( comedy iuUildeJ iur our uiuusÊiiieut. The (ilnce and Hie men make the de-bate seem as incongruous to U» isubject as it the la burnable 'culoul" oí tho season weie to bo settled by the Committee of tim Stock Exchange, ll.ut the discussion succeeds iu one (hj,n,g,-it produces a culuiuu in the newspapers whiclt cvwy one reads, Those who with the most patriotic Spiiit cannot yet thr...
THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AND THE SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE POPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AND THE SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE POPE. Tlo Minister of Public Instruction and Worship has addressed the following circular to the bishops on the subject of a society which has been estab- lished for the defence of the Pope :-" Monseigneur, -A Society has just been formed at Lyons to sup- port the Holy Seo in all its rights, spiritual and temporal ; its rulo of conduct is entire submission to the Chief of tho Church, without ever going beyond what he wills, but also without incurring the least delay or manifesting the least hesitation iu the accomplishment of it j its means aro prayer, the publication and the circulation of tho best works iu favour of the Holy Apostolic See, and the raising of the subscriptions known uudor the name of Peter's Pence. It may also employ nil other means, whether transitory or secondary, indicated by cir- cumstances. The society is directed by ii Rector and Vico-Re¿tor, and is administered by a central council sitting at Lyons, and by d...
THE REMAINS OF AMERICAN AND BRITISH SOLDIERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
-- ^ THE REMAINS OF AMERICAN AND BRITISH SOLDIERS. The telegram yesterday informed us of the dis- covery of the rumoins oí British and American soldiers, near the Old Fort, at Toronto. The Daily Globe, of that city, of the 13th, has the fol- lowing: " On the afternoon of Friday while the work- men employed at tho excavation for the bridge, at the Old Fort, were digging near the surface, oppo- site Dillon's tavern, they brought to light the re- mains of several human beings. It was at once suspected that the bodies were those of the British aud Americans who fell in the con- flict which took place in front of the Fort, in the year 1813. A considerable crowd soon collected, and Seijeant-Miyor Barlow, of the One Hundredth, Mr. Dillon, and others, went to work along with the labourers, and in a short space of timo they succeeded in exhuming fifteou bodies. ' From the position in which they were found, it appeared evident that they had been buried in a trench near the place where they fe...
THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA. The Afiican Royal Mad sei ew steamer Athenian, A. P French, commander, arrived in the Mersey with the West Afiican mails,40 passengers, 1,728 ounces of gold dust.and 11 package» of specie on freight, and a fair cargo of palm oil, ívoiy «le Her dates ore Fernando Po the 28th, and Cameroons the 30th of June , Old Calabar the 2d of July, Blass Bonny, New Colabai, and New River, Gth, Beniu 8th, Lagos 10th Accia, 12th, Cape Coast Castle 14th Cape Palmas 10th Siena Leone 21st Bathuiat River Gambia 2i>th lenenffc 31st, and Madeua the 2d of August At Cameioousthc rivei was voiy unhealthy, but trade good Het Majesty's sciew steamei Aichei, with Commodoie Edmonstone on boaid in at tempting to get up the rivei had got on shore on the Cape Hei guns, coals &c, had to be thrown oveiboardin ordei to lighten hei, when she floated off with bei machinery, &lt;vc, damaged She was towed into Femando Po by Her Majesty s steamer Falcon At Lagos communication b...
AN EXECUTION AT NEW YORK. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
I AN EXECUTION AT NEW YORK. A letter from ¥|ew York says : "The mob of Now York had a sensation last week-vin., the execution of Hicks.'tlio pinito, who killed tho captoin (mil m,ato of tho a}oop JO. A. Johnson, fura matter of ¿8!)U. Before lils execution Hicks confessed his crime, and also boasted that ho liad committed many other minders. He dictated his life and adventures to a scribe, aud made ar- rangements for thu publication by a 'sensation' bookseller. Tlio profits me to be given to the relict of the departed scoundrel. The execution was a singiilaratjiUi, to say tiwi least. Acecndiitg to theusual custom, under the old Admjialty copimpn law, Hicks was lmngod as near as pussible to the place whero tho murders wore coiuinittcd. Tho spot was an island in the bay, in full Right of the city, and about S miles from its southern extremity. Under the Stato law executions aro strictly privato but tho fedoinl authorities made this public. At 10 o'clock in t'u|i norning tim iiiHi'siuti...
TASMANIAN AMATEUR MINSTRELS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
TASMANIAN AMATEUR MINSTRELS. The Ethiopian entertainment last night. at tho Town Hall, in aid of the Benevolent Society, was attended by a most respectable audience, although not so nuuiei'0U8 as wo should have liked to lmvo seeu It, The Minstrels acquitted ¿heujsolyes ra» markably well, slnglug very harmoniously, and performing geuorally with considerable spirit and vivacity. We regret, however, that the nttendaneo was not more numerous. SPECIAL SKBVICEÍ).-i'l» Kov, R. McLean will officiate at the Special Service to-morrow''afternoon at the Mechanics' Institute, and will deliver a leeturo on-" Tho Great Price." POLICE ROSTER.-The Magistrates on the Rosier ^or to-day aro R. Power, and A. Morrison, Esip's', r.. Taooii FOB NEW ZKALANJ?.-Tho 2d battalion 14th Foot will embark at Cork about' the üQtlj. fust. in tho Robert Lowe and the Boanerges, sailing vesscj, for New Zealand. The 2d battalion is to bo augmented to l,2ßQ men by volunteers from the both Regiment.-Globe, August 8H1. THE ...
THE MERCURY. SATURDAY MORNING, OCT. 20TH, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
1-L . THE MERCURY. - SATURDAY MORNING, OCT. 20TH, 18Ü0. I -?» Two most important documents are before us in tiie shape of the Annual Reports of the Northern and Southern Boards of Education. To these ure appended the Reports of the Schcol Inspec- tors, Mr. STEPHENS and Mr. STUTZER. Our Educatiouul system is one of the points on u liich we are accustomed to pride ourselves, as all'ording u provision for the instruction ol our colonial youth iu all essential matters of knowledge, and their training in the principles ol sound morality. With a population of eighty tlmusaud only, we vote annually for the support of primary .schools a .sum of £12,000, and this appears to be considerably exceeded by the acmul expenditure of the Boards, .£353 13s. having been spent in the Northern District dur- ing the past year, and ¿SG07 12s. 3d. iu the Southern, in excess of their proportions of the grant. By this liberal provision it is generally believed that the educational wants of the classes for wh...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
tu-. . , ,, -= MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. Tho lintons Queen whaling schoonci, which loft hue íoi the whaling giounds oft Kauyoo Island on tlio lila leinung, lehniicl to liarboi and bcithcd alongside the New Whnil ycstcidu-y, with ¿,~> Unit, epuut oil I'ho bchounoi icauiulust boin Iviujacotc md entcicd the hi nth West Passage on'l'ucsd ly pulling into Long Lav to clean thip Captain Oullm lcpoiU. thu Lmily Downing oil ivunguioo Mund, on the lifcli of Scptembii, with 110 butch, ot spuiu ami 30 biuiclj of bia J oil 'Hie 11 íton r Quean lett Kansui oo Ibland on the "nd nibtant, and spoke the Juin oil tito South West Cape on tho Util, clc m, mid tho sch onoi íopoiU, nibo bi\ oi seionotUci win ling \ojscls oil the Cupe, but which she did not spink Cuvuur oí A öj i/j n -J lie btcamoi Kuuiak, fioni Na^f-iu, N V on the JStii oi Tulj, auuedat this poll on lum¡sli) morning Ou Satuidaj jin»min¿, the iJfcli ot full, Nits m wa" all c\.citc incut, m tonse »line1 ot tlio u i ii al ot thiel seimon ei...
SUPREME COURT. CRIMINAL SITTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
j SUPREME COURT. - CRIMINAL SITTINGS. I The session of Oyer Terminer and General Gaol delivery will commence on Tuesday next; the fol- lowing is the calendar: William Edwards, burglary. John Whelan, burglary. Hiram Lester, unnatural offence. Thomas Slater, larceny. Robert Mason, burglary. Thomas Wilson, robbery. Samuel Green, embezzlement. Mary Dwyer, arson. John Penniston, larceny. Frederick Harrei, cattle stealing. William Finch, forgery. George Thomas, uttering.
COMMERCIAL HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Mercury Office, Friday A[?]ternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
COMMERCIAL HOBART TOWN MARKETS. .i- " JlfcTciM'i/ Oßcc, i'Vidc.i/ Ailcmoon. j A few parcels of wheat sold to-day at Su 3d, tho market beiug rather dull. Potatoes fetched this morning from ¿610 to JEIO 10J per ton. *? Hay remains unchanged looso realizing ft'oni B5 10a to üö 10a per ton according to quality, and country pressed ti oin .£5 to ¿¡li. . Oats and barley meet with very light tnquhy. Fine coloniul flour is firm at £¿0 per ton, with a, moderate demand for local purposes. Chilian ¿AS pei- ton. Bran Is 4A to Is 7d por bushel.
THE PRISONS OF NAPLES. FROM OUR OWN, (TIMES,) CORRESPONENT. Naples, July 24 [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
THE PRISONS OF NAPLES. I FROM OUR OWN, (TIMES,) CORRESPONENT. Naples, July 24 A few days since I sent you a report of a visit to tbe prisons of the Prefecture. Last Wednesday I went to se9 those of the Vicaria, and, though some mealy-mouthed poople are loud of saying " Let bygones be bygones," I must deal another deathblow to a system which, for the sake of humanity and religion, it is hoped has passed away, by giving you a few details. I went with four English friends, with a special order from the Minister of the Interior. Gates Hew open so readily 'that the walls of the Vicaria were astonished, grim gaolers smiled, and an old inspector plied us with his snuff. The first apartments, assigned to those of condizione civile, are not so bad they have been recently whitewashed ; but as we got more into the depths of the prison house we began to discover its amiable pecu« liarities. Many of the chambers were almost dark aud very damp, so damp that a chill struck to the hones ; others we...
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
SHIP MAILS. --» MAILS »ill close at the General Post Office, llobait Town, as undei - For London, via Sue/ and Marseilles, per R M. S. Behar, «a Melbourne, on Tuesday 23id inst, ut 4 pm. For London, vii Sut7 and Southampton, ditto, ditto, ditto For Mediterianoan Poit°, Ma Sue/, ditto, ditto, ditto. For India, China, Manilla, Batavia, Ac, via Point de Gallo, ditto, ditto, ditto For Cape of Gold Hope, via Mamitius, ditto, ditto, ditto I Foi Mamitius and Reunion, via Aden, ditto, ditto, ditto Foi Swan IU\ci, via Melbourne, ditto, ditto, ditto Tor Adelaide ami Sjdnej, MU Melbourne, pel first vessel, do, ~> p m Foi Melbourne, \LI Launceston, per Black Swan, do, r> 30 p ni S T HARDINGE, Postmaster P & -IMPORTAI, r NOTICE -The French Tiansrt Rate on Lettem and Newnpapeis foi longland to be foi warded wa MatseiUVr, and the British Postage on Letters and Neuhpapnis for Butish Colonies and Foreign Paits tun^mittcd Ma the United Kingdom, must be pi np iid bj means of TaMii mian P...
SHIPPING. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
SHIPPING. I -9-. PORT OF HOBAUT TOWN. / AHBIVED. ' October 10,-Briton's Queen, schooner, 119 tons, Gattin, from' whaling, with bperm oil. Agent, Austin, / ' I COASrEKS INWARDS. October li).-Huon Chief, from the Huon with timber; Susan, Flight's Bay, palings; Huon Pine, Huon, timber; Maid of the Mill, Stiathblano, cut timber; Willi.im and Martha, Huon, timber; Jubilee, Huon, timber and potatoes ; Luck's All, Bruni, firewood; Defiance, Poit C.ygnut, firewood and timber; Connaught Ranger, Huon, potatoes ttnd palings. ENTERED OUT. October 10.-Victoria, brig. 118 tens, Mooro, for tlio fciouth Seas. CLEARED OUT. October 10.-Don Pedro II. baupie, 150 IOHB, Evanfe, for Otago, New Zealand, with sundries, Passengers, Cabin, William Allison, John, Michael, and Helen Merry, Jamc3 und John White. SAILED. October ?9.-Reindeer, schooner, for Adolaiu IMl'OIUU Briton's Queen, from whaling,-23 tims sperm oil, Austin. EXl'OUTS. Bon Pedro II., for Otago, Now Zealand.-200 bags Hour, 00,000 feet timoor, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
THEATRE ROYAL. MONDAY, OCTOBEB 22nd. GRAND OPENING NIGHT OP SIGNO R AND SIGNOBA B I A N C H I AND THE ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY. MONDAY, OCTOBER 22. FIRST TIME OF VERDI'S CHARMING OPERA IL TßOVATOKE. Doora open at half-past 7 ; Opera to com- mence at 8. Private Boxes Sa. ; Dress Circlo 4a. ; Pit 2s. ; Gallery Is. Boxes to be had at the Theatre and at The Mercury Office. Hobart Town Benevolent Society's Office. 10th September, 1800. SIB,-Before the present Parliamentary Ses* sion comes to a close, we (eel it incumbent upon us to represent to the Executive Govern' ment the pressing need of suitable premises for carrying out its work which the Benevolent Society now labours under. We have now had the charge of the executive management of the Society's affairs for a period of nine months ; and, during a season of much depression, of great distress and misery, among a portion of the labouring classes of the Town, we have endeavoured, so far as our means would permit, to curry out the objects...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
t OUR SUMMARY. Our , Subscribers and the Public are respectfully informed that our Monthly Summary for transmission to England, India, &c, per Behar, will be published at our Office, Macquarie-street, at 6 o'clock on MONDAY Morning, the ¿2nd inBt, the Mail having been an- nounced to close on Tuesday. Parties requiring extra copies are particularly requested to forward an intimation thereof to our Office before noon, on Thursday. Mercury Office, 17th Oct., 1860. > Steam to Melbourne. Return Tickets. Return Tickets. -*. THE T. S. N. Company'8 *~^ s*. Steamship §&, " CITY or HOBART," mimxiJf' Alfred Darby, Commander, ä^^®iää* * ill leave for MELBOURNE, on WEDNESDAY, 31st October, at three o'clock p.m. FAEE9. £ s. d. i.i Return Tickets, available for two months or four voy ages... 12 10 0 Single Passage, Saloon. 7 0 0 Single Passage, Steerage. 3 10 '0 Children under 12 years of age in pro- portion. BENJ. 3VL CUNNINGHAM, Managor, T.S.N. Co. Franklin Wharf, October 4th,...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
MARRIAGES. &nbsp; On the 26th September, at Christ Church, South Yarra, by the Rev. Guinness, rector, Mr. Edward THOMPSON, of South Yarra, Victoria, to CAROLINE, youngest daughter of the late James Theodore Vautin, Esq., of the Bank of England, London. 20 o By Special License, by the Rev. James Norman, at Mr. Hazell's, Carlton, on the 17th of October, Miss S. L. SMITH, youngest daughter of the late Dr. Smith, England, to James G. STEELE, ESQ., seventh son of the late Lieut. Steele, R.N., of the Carlton.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
Capital Dwelling-house and Land for Sale' in Upper Liverpool-street, ADJOINING the premises of H. B. Tonkin, Esq., now held under a repairing Lease by" Mr. P. Canaway, at the clear yearly rental of £50, for a term which will expire on the 1st Mayl86C. For particulars, apply to - MR. CHARLES BUTLER, Solicitor, tu th s t c Hobart Town. PUBLIC HOTICÉ. . EDWARD ALLEN, HATTEK, CLOTHIEB, &c BEBB to inform his customers and the public that he is now UNPACKING ex « HEATHER BELL" his first shipment of Spring and Sum- mer Goods, which upon inspection will bo found the best and cheapest »took ever offered to the public; consisting of : MEN'S, BOYS' AND YOUTHS' READY-MADE CLOTHING, OP EVERY DESCBIPTIOJf. -0 MEN'S FASHIONABLE PARIS, SHELL, AND MOHAIR HATS. -o MEN'S HUNGARIAN, OXONIAN, SICILIAN SARDINIAN, AND SPANISH HATS, QUITE NEW. -O MEN'S AND BOYS' SOFT FRENCH FELT nATS. MEN'S AND BOYS' EASI BONA BLE STRAW AND LEGHORN HATS. THE BRIGHTON STRAW HAT, (Very Light) -o A large assortment of...