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THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, DEC. 16. TO HIS EXCELLENCY SIR EARDLEY WILMOT. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
THE OBSERVER. IIOItAUT TOWN, TUESDAY, DHC. Iß. TO HIS KXCKLLKXCY SIR KARU LKY WILMOT. Sm,-If your Excellency's experience would seem to justify indifference to the co- lonial press, I nm not without hope tlmt n letter may he excepted from the ban, mid escupe your hnbitunl contempt. Let your Excellency point out a channel for expostu- lation if thc press is abjured. The rulers who decide our fate are beyond our reach. The laws we »re bound to acknowledge dis- pense with our concurrence-the Council- lors who uttered our opinions are driven from their seats. Our sole protection is comprehended in thc zeal and fidelity of the press, and wc pardon its occasional ex- cesses on account of its utility. May your Excellency prove cqunlly indulgent. The wretch who writhes at thc triangle is per- mitted the solace of exclamation. Your Excellency has been chosen to afflict the people of this land ; their follies me punished >v ?«.-?.-Jioir«-.««. «-i ?.->..'«rr-'i'? wini their sufferings mi...
MOUNTED POLICE OFFICE. 8th December, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
MOUNTED l'OLICE OFFICE, 8th December, IS 15. Tenders will be received by the Officer com- manding the Mounted Police, until 12 o'clock on Friday, thc 2flth instant, for the supply of Forage of a good qunlity for four Mounted Police Horses stationed nt Hobart Town, for six months com- mencing on tile 1st January, Ifi-Mi. The tenders to state the price per ration, con- sisting of liny 12 lbs., oats 10 lbs., and straw I lbs. A EAHDLET-WILMOT, For the Officer Commg. Mounted Police.
THE GOVERNOR'S CIRCULAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
THE GOVERNOR'S CIRCULAR. " Stop you-a wort! or two before you go ! We've done the state some service, and they know't. No more of that I pray you, in your letters, When you shnll these untoward deeds relate. Speak of usas wc are; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice." 1 FOR the last month past considerable curio sity lins prevailed to know the parties whom his Excellency might succeed in obtaining as substitutes for thc ex-members, and also the terms or understanding on which their seats were offered and accepted. Hitherto we have had nothing but vague conjecture or indefinite surmise; until nt length, the desired information, so far nt lenst ns re- gards the terms on which the vacant seats were offered, has been promulgated, in the following circular, which came to light in the Cornwall Chronicle of Wednesday last : GoVF.IlNMr.NT IIouSK,-IS li). Sui,- Ï bogt tn oner you one of the vacant seats in tile Legislative Council. Thc facts, which led to thc late resignations, ar...
RESTDOWN FERRY. 6th December, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
RESTDOWN FERRY. Ctli December, 1815. Tolls approved of by his Excellency the Lieu tcnimt-Govemor : Ench person. O 3 Horse or Mare. O C Foal if with Marc. «il. Ditto if without .. .. O fi Cnttlc, per head. 0 3 Culf . 0 2 Sheep, per score. Oil) Pig, Dog, or Gont .. .. 0 1 Grain, per bushel. O 0.J Goods, per cwt. 0 1 J Four-wheel Carriage .. .. 2 0 Two-wheel ditto. 1 C Wnggon, empty. 2 8 Ditto, if loaded. fi 0 Cnrt or Spring Cart .. .. I 0 Ditto, loo,ld . 2 0 N.B.-No charge to bc mnde for a Waggon or Cart returning empty within eighteen hours of thc time of crossing. Thc usual extra charge of one half lo bc made between sunset and sunrise. FRED. FORTH, Director-General of Komis.
CUSTOM HOUSE. HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
j CUSTOM HOUSE. IIOIIART TOWN. [ Return of Grain and Flour imported and ex- ported nt thc Fort of Hobart Town, during thc week ended 5th December, 1815,inclusive: IMPORTS. JV«. EXPORTS. Flour. 1.) tons. Return of Grain nnd Flour imported and ex- ported nt thc Fort of Launceston, during thc week ended 4th December, 1815, inclusive : IMPOnTS. Nil. EXPORTS, . 1390 bushels. .13,28« bushels. . M tons. \Y. PROCTER, Actg. Collector. Oats . Wheat l-'lour
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, &c. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, &c. 77;? OnSERVF.rt ici/l be delivered, in Town every Tueur/»!/ and Friday morn'mrjx. A Country Edition, contuininr/ the Intelli- gence receited from Launceston, the Interior, or other pince*, on those days, wilt ie posted in the ereniny. SUHSOIIH'TION.-lOs. per quarter in ad- vance ; 13». credit. ADVKHTISKMENTS.-Tieelee line* and tin- der, 'ds. dit., and 'Zit. fur veer II additional line, for each insertion. Considerable reduction on Advertisements continued for any length of time. Advertisements ure received at the Publishing OJice in Collins Street on Monday, till I'd o'cinch; and on Thursday till the same hour. Adver- tisers must state the number of insertions desired, on their Advertisements, other- wise they will be continued until counter- manded, and charged accordingly. A'o verbal communications al tended to. *.(:* Co.MMUNMCATioNS./ór the Editor, or Orders for the J'aper and Advertisements, to be addressed, or left at "Tim Oii si:nvi:n" Office...
Markets. HOBART TOWN, 15TH DECEMBER, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
¿tini'hrtó. HOBART TOWN, ISTII DECEMBER, 1815. I Wheat. ls. per bushel. Harley. ls. ilillo. Oats. -ls. ilitto. Maize.Bs. (iii. ditto. Hay, pressed .. .413 10s. per ton. Ditto, loose_ £3 ditto Straw . £2 ditto. Potatoes. Xl in,, to .CS. New Potatoes .. ld. to 1J per lb. I Green Peas.... 7d. to 8 per peek. Carrots. ls. to ls. Od. per doz. F.gz*. Pd. to ls. ditto. Cabbage. Od. to Is. ditto. j Cauliflowers .. ls. (id. to 2s. ditto. Onions, . none dried. | Fowls. 2s. fid. to 3s. per pair. Durks. 4«. to ls. (id. ditto. Geese . 4s. each. Turkeys . 5s. ditto. Butter. ls. 2d. lb. Apples scarce.. 1 Ss. per bushel. Shingles . 4s. (id. per thousand. Sawn timber .. 4s. Cd. per 100 feet Posts and rails .. 20s. per 100. Paling . ls. fid. to 5s. ditto. Sheoak ...... 4s. fid. per ton. (?urn. 3s. (id. ditto. Port Arthur coals 7s. Dd. ditto. Sydney ditto_ 30s. ditto.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. I ON proroguing tho Council of Western Australia, Governor Hutt, who is nbout to retire, was presented with nu nddrcss ap- proving of his administration. From the Adelaide papers we further extract thc fol- lowing news respecting Western Australia. Those well-known colonists, George Leake, Esq., Lionel Samson, Esq., nnd W. ll. Andrews, Esq, had consented to act ns a provisional committee in the institution of a new bank, to be called " Thc Commer- cial Bank," nnd intended to fill up the void occasioned by the withdrawal of the branch of the Australasian Bank. The number of vines planted in various parts of Western Australia was stated to be quite equal to 300,000 ; and thc samples of dry and sweet wines, and raisins, pro- duced, not only afforded general satisfac- tion, hut Governor Hutt, who was iu the chair (probably for thc last time), compli- mented thc Society on thc more than reali- zation of their first expectations. Thc cultivation of the olive seems to ha...
ENGLISH. HOUSE OF COMMONS. MONDAY, JULY 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
ENGLISH. nOUSE OE COMMONS. MON HAY, JULY 2$. In Hie morning sitting a number of Bills were advanced a stage. EDUCATION. In thc evening sitting, on thc rending the order of thc day fur going into committee of supply, Mr. Ewart called the attention of thc House to the reports of thc Inspectors on Education appointed by the Privy Council, aud in so doing, suggested that, ns tho army, navy, and ordnance estimates were always introduced to the notice of Par- liament by a speech from the Minister to whose department they belonged, thc same practice should be ndoptcd with regard to those estimates which referred to such edu- cational establishments as were supported .wholly or partially by Parliamentary grants. He was ashamed nt thc small sums voted for thc purposes of cducntion in England and Wales. This year it had been increased, but still it was only ¿C/5,000. Ile also pressed on the House thc expediency of en- couraging the formation of public libraries, freely open to thc public ; an...
PERU. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
Letters were received in the early part of tho week in Liverpool, from Lima to the 1 Ot lt of May, brought overland aeioss tho Isthmus of Panama, ami forwarded to this country hy the West India mail. It will ho remembered that the Peruvian port nf Arica was bombarded by the English steam frigate Cormorant, in August, 1S4-I, in consequence ol' a quarrel originating in a gross insult to the British Consul at Taona, inflicted on bim by some of the military partisans of the Go- vernment which lias jusc succeeded in placing itself in power under tho lead of General Castilla. Tho British Government, however, is not nt all satisfied with this reparation, and il has sent a formal demand for redress, und for the removal of the officers who were guilty of the original outrage, to the Peru- vian Government. At first it waa not ex- pected that Government would grant the redress, and it was therefore feared that Cal loa, the port of Lima, would be blockaded, if not bombarded, by thc English squa...
A NEW BRITISH SETTLEMENT. [From the Atlas.] [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
A NEW BRITISH SETTLEMENT. [from tho Atlas,'] If tho journals of our eastern possessions bo rightly informed. Government is about to lake a very important and interesting step in il quarter nf tho world full of commercial capabilities, and intimately connected with i tho stability of our relations, and tho exten- sion of our trado with China, as also with the prosperity of our Australasian colonies. It is tho formation of a British settlement otftlie northern coast of Borneo, in the In- dian Archipelago. Laboan, a small adjacent island, midway between Sincapore and the Philippines, with a fine and well-frequented harbour, inhabited by a friendly people, who aro prepared to welcome us, and possessing extensive beds of coal, has been selected for seulement by Captain Bethune, K.M., who lately visited nornoo and its northern islands on a political mission, and found their chiefs anxious to secure the friendship and alliance of tho British Government. A settlement al Lnlioan will almost ...
POLICE OFFICE. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 1845. Before Messrs. Price and James Simmons. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
rOLICE OFFICE. FRIDAY, DECEMTIF.R 12TH, 18-15. Tie/ore Messrs. Price and Janies Simmons. Air. liiclinnl Downward appeared to an- swer nu information of Mr. Symonds, District Constable, for that lie, on the "th December last, had in his possession, on his premises, at the Steam Mills, Pittwater, a still, contrarv to the Act 2 Victoria, No. 20, &c. Mr. Stonor nppcared for the Crown, Mr. Macdowell for the defendant. Henry Lemon Taylor, a constable in the Hobart Town police, deposed that he knew the defendant. On the 7th December, the defendant resided at the Steam Mills, Pitt- water, in the Island of Van Diemen's Land. He carried 6n the business of a miller and , brewer ; upon that day, ia company with Mr. District Constable Symonds and Con ! stables Bruce and Greenfield, witness pro- ceeded to Mr. Downward's house ; he searched thc defendant's premises, and saw there tlie crown of the still found by Mr. Symonds, in n small room partitioned oif from the brewhouse ; the small ro...
LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
LAUNCESTON. TUE Adelaide and thc Gratitude, from London, nrrivcd on thc 9th instant.-A Government Officer waited upon n trndcsmnn nnd told him that thc oflicinls were thc chief support of the town, nnd that they certainly would not patronise any tradesman who would take part in the demonstra- tion in favour of Mr. Dry. The tradesman re- plica, tnnt mungil he hud not intended to join the cavalcade, he was now determined to do so. [Do the Government Officers forget that it is the colonists who supply them with salary ?]-Thc meeting of the lliblc Society will bc held on thc 2:!rd instant.-A letter from England mentions Hint Mr. Charles Rowcroft, connected with thc London press, has received an appointment in this colony ns a stipendiary magistrate.-Messrs. Campbell's stores were bought in nt .C3,.300. Launceston Examiner. CAW. GARIIISF.II, the Assistant-Superintendent of convicts,-for he it was who waited upon Mr Heed on the ocrnsion and in thc niauner referred to-must bc cnllcd upon t...
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. [From the Atlas, August 2.] MEXICO. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
FÛKEIGN INTELLIGENCE. j [From the Allas, August 2.] MEXICO. An abortive attempt nt revolution, which at ono moment created great alarm, occur- red at Mexico, on the 7lh June. At about three o'clock in the afternoon, sotno shots were heard in the direction of the Palace, which forms one sido of the great square of Mexico, and in a few minutes after troops were seen lining tho roof of thc Palace, and mounting; tim different turrets of the cathe- dral, which forms another side of thc plaza, and commands the square and some of tho principal Btreets. General Herrera, tho President, and M. llosa, tho Minister of Finance, were then Baid to have heen made prisoners, and a prominciameiito was re- ported lo have been declared, but whether in favour of Santa Anna or Federalism no one could say. At thia moment matters wero in a critical position ; but tho Govern- ment was saved by the decision and spirit of thc colonel commanding' tho -1 ill regiment of tho linc, which was in barracks immediate...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. lUrsiiiiANGT.ns.-Four men have been reported ns absconders from Port Arthur, and six from Brown's Uiver. Thc former nrc despcrnte cha- racters, and are supposed to have made their es- cape by a canoe which they built for that purpose. On Sunday night, ns soon ns the report ¡wns re- ceived, twenty-seven of the Hobart Town Police were dispatched in different directions, and notices were forwarded to thc outstations. It is hoped that thc men will bc captured before they have n chance of committing crime. MAGISTRATES.-Messrs. Lewis, Carter, Sim- mons, and Watchorn hnve nssisted Mr. Price in thc duties nt thc Police Otlicc during thc past week. PAWNnnOKt'.ns.-Mr. Hnmsny applied to thc Bench on Friday last under thc following circum- stances :- A lunn brought n j.-tcket to his shop and pledged it ; a cousmhle called afterwords and de- manded the jneket, which be nllcgcd had bcea stolen ¡ and it afterwards turned out that thc jacket had been stolen and thc thief lind be...
COURT OF REQUESTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
COURT OF REQUESTS. At Richmond, at the Court-house, Richmond, on Monday, the 19th day of January next, at 10 o'clock ia the forenoon, for the trial of causes from Ten to Thirty Founds. Printed anti published by WILLIAM PRATT, 67, Eliznbcth-strect, Hobart Town, for the Propri- etor, Joiix FREDERICK HALLER, of Devonshire Terrace, Melrillc-strcct, and the Old 'Whnrf. Published also ot thc " Observer" Office, Col Iins-strcct, where all Advertisements and Com- munications arc requested to bc sent.
TAXATION BY REPRESENTATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
TAXATION HY REPRESENTATION-. HAVING held back from offering our own opinion on this knotty point, we have no hesitation in confessing where it is that our difficulty lies. It is occasioned by the pas- sage which wc have quoted above, by thc particular wording of that section which empowers the Crown to erect a temporary Government, and to give to it the right and authority of making all " such laws and or- dinances as may be requisite for good go- vernment." Now, ns Englishmen, the sons of men who have been taxed from genera- tion to generation, and "ns it were to the manner born," wc are altogether incapable of conceiving the abstract idea of " good government, or indeed, of any government at nil, existing without taxation. Fire and smoke are not more correlative. True it is, with our birthright of being taxed, wc are endowed with thc equally inherent privilege of grumbling nt taxes, and of calling them necessary evils ; and here again is proof of the inveteracy of this usc ; we ne...
THE GAZETTE. COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE, 9th December, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
THE GAZETTE. COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE, Ol/i December, 1845. Notice is hereby given, that thc following Claims for Grants will be ready for examination, by thc Commissioners appointed for tliat purpose, upon or immediately after thc Otb day of February next, on or before which day any caveat or counter claim must be entered. Alexander M'Lcod, Ralph's Hay, Monmouth, 100 acres. (Originally two locations of 50 acres each to John M'Lcod : applicant claims ns heir at-law.) Hounded on thc north enst by 10 chains 10 links south-easterly ns now fenced nlong a location to llichard Messnge since granted to George Stokell nnd along n location to William Stallard since granted to Edward Paine lintier and Joseph William Woolley commencing at thc west nnglc of thc first-mentioned location on Pipe- clay Lagoon, on thc south enst by 21 chains 90 links south-westerly ns now fenced nlong William Stnllard's location nforcsnid to Pipe-clay Lagoon, thence on thc south west hy 3 chains 00 links extending nor...
Shipping Intelligence. HOBART TOWN. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
á>l}ípuúig intelligence. I HOBART TOWN. AllUIVALS. December 1.1.-Iînrque ./eui, 2S1 tons, Lini mington, miNter, from Manilla September 9, willi sugar niul eotfee; Agents, Hums & White. nF.I'AnTUKliS. December 1.'!-Brig Palmyra, 141 tons Lindsay, master, for Adelaide, willi horses ami timber, ami Til) passengers. December 13.-Schooner Ariel, 101 tons, for l'ortlnml Bay, in ballast. ncrcuiber Ht.-Schooner Sister, 50 tons, for Tort Nicholson, New '/.calami. December l.'t.-Schooner Eagle, U2 tons, Pnync, muster, for Port Phillip. December Kl.-Schooner Figing Sr/uirrcl, fl" tons, Young, master, for Port Phillip. December 1 .'I.-Schooner Darid, .1 ames, master, for Port Phillip. December 13.-Schooner Agrnaria, Heatley, master, for Port Albei t, in ballast. 1M COUTS. Vessels reported inwards during the week. Per .han, from Manilla-G,21.*> bags suplir, fi!) ditto eolfee, il coils rope, -1 bundles matting, order; 1 small box, 0. Smith. KX COUTS. Vessels reported outwards during...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 16 December 1845
FOU LONDON. i KEGUI-AIt TUAPEn. ?srij T II B fine first-class barque ^Ä^SRik, " J ANK FUANCES," äto&WiM' 450 tons register, William Crosby, Commander, la now loading, anti having »ll lier dcn&lt;l weight ami greater part of her wool engage*!, will sail for thc aliovc port early in January. For freight or pas- sage apply to thc Commander on board, or to ASKIN MOBISON, or to KF.RU llOGLC, & Co. New Wharf, Nov. 13, ISIS. F O lt LONDON. a^AfcsH, THE well known regular trader, **f>^e*$Ê&' t>mvent' '^O tons register, INNES -ÇuÎÈSSyKg M'l'irfciisoN, Commander, will &lt;fcS&ra£» commence loading for thc above I'ort in ft few days, and having thc greater part of lier cargo engaged, will meet with her usual dis- patch. For freight or passage apply to Captain M'I'ULHSON, on board, to A. MORRISON, or to IVKUn, BoGLH, & Cu. New Wharf, .Uh Dec. 1815. FOll LONDON. T II E fine fast-sailing barque, .TASMANIA," GOO tons register, William B...