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SYDNEY. (From the Umpire.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
SYDNEY. (From the Umpire.) Flour and Grain.-There is uo alteration in tho flour market, the prices remain firm at tho latest quotations, viz .-The best Hour £18, and seconds £16 per ton ; wheat 7s Gd to 8s per bushel ; bran (wholesale), 2s Gd ditto. Bread.-4d to 5d the 21b loaf. Potatoes-new 7 s to 10s per cwt. ; ditto, old, 7s to 10s ditto ; onions, 30s to 35s. Hay £11 16s to £12 14s per ton ; straw, £7 to £9 ditto j bark, £4 5s to £5 5s ditto ; maize 7s 9d ditto.
OUR SUMMARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
OUR SUMMARY, nrWIE "Meroury" Overland Summary -*- foi the month 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^triptoNew Norfolk, with a desoí ip tion of the Seoncry on tho Upper Der- went, Elisabeth Town, tho Falls, the Lunatic Asylum &c. ; as also a descrip- tion of tho County of Cumberland, iu oluding Hamilton, Bothwell, the Ouse, the Goidon «fee., &a., by IL M. Hull, Esquire. Parties desirous of obtaining Copies will forward their oidors piior to the Cth proximo,as only a limited number will bo printed in addi- tion to the usual circulation. Mercury Offico, 27th April, 1858, &lt; i u i i .. Jil /. '.I- -t . i
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
GENERAL IIsTELUlGENCE. Tun PBE.uiEn.-Tho Honorable Francis Smith, lisq., returned to town last evening from attendine; ii meeting of the Executive Council at' Liiuiccston. A Pirate applies to a Missionahy. ron a Líssos.-The highest ambition of n Chinaman is to have an English watch. A pirate, who took n missionary and set bim free, risked his life next day by calling upon him at his house. Ho produced the reverend gentleman's watch, and tho rightful owner thought tho repentant man bart como to return it. Not so :-the dandy Cantonese- pirate had come to beg tiio missionary to teach him "bow to wind up that watch,"-Times. . .uaftube of i "Black Peter" rae Büsii tianoeií.-Potcr Hiiloy, alias Black Peter the bushranger, was taken by a man and his wife named Phillips, at tho Bed ChamboT, Mac qiiario Plains, under the following circumstan- ces. - Ho entered tho hut of the above named man at 12 o'clock, on tho morning of tho 29th, and sat down, saying he wantod somo flour. The wifo with gr...
LATEST DATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
LATEST DATES. England. Feb. 17 America-New York .. .. .. Feb. 2 San Francisco.. .. .. Feb. 1 Panama. Jan. 15 Valparaiso. .. Jan. 1 Cape of Good Hope. Feb. 20 Mauritius. Feb. 27 China . Feb. 20 Cejlon . Mar. 21 Calcutta. Mar. lo Bombay. Mar. 13 Madras . Mar. 13 Singapore . Mar. G Australian Colonies-Syduey .. April 24 Adelaide. April 21 Victoria. April 28 New Zealand-Auckland . April 10 Nelson. April 7 Lyitelton. Mar. 20 Wellington .. ... ... Mar. 28
THE MERCURY SATURDAY, MAY 1st, 1858. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
THE MERCUBï SATURDAY, MAY 1st, 185S. We have endeavored for some time past to cheat ourselves into the belinf i hat we had gained a slight insight into the mysteries of Responsible govern, ment. Every day, however, brings for- ward some new and striking feature to perplex us just as we had made up our mind that we had mastered the subject and perfected our knowledge of its binuous principles. It appeai-s jihat we have a great deal to learn yet. The beauties of our new Constitution reveal themselves only by degrees, and as oc- casion requires. We are not permitted to see and admire them all at once, lust their effect should be too overpowering, and our too sensitive organs become pros tiated by the contemplation. These beauties, however, are gradually unfold- ing themeelves oi their own accord ; and the one which has just presented itself eanppt fail to attract attention from its ^novelty. Whether the good citizen« pi Hobart Town will be inclined to submit to this new Constitutional ...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. WE do not identify our opinions with those of our Correspondents. To the Editor of the Daily Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. i We do,not identify our opinions with tltoso of I our Correspondents. i To the Editor of the Daily Mercury. Dear Sin,-Since the first discovery of Gold in Tasmania I have confidently- entertained Ihe opinion that we shall yet have veig pay. ing gold fields, and each year has added to this conviction ; first, from the constant fmsh discoveries of the precious metal in the'soil, and in quartz ; secondly, from the improve- ments in Victoria in washing the soil, and in quartz crushing-and I am at loss to ac- count for the great apathy at present existing in this Colony, when it is a welMtnown fact that we possess the greatest abundance of quartz in various localities that will yield twice the quantity obtained from the 'Chum Reef" in Victoria, viz,: loz. 8dwts, to loz. 12dwts., per ton. According to the old sytem in Victoria, when manual labor alone was employed, it requiicd 3oz. to the ton to pay expenses; but since steam has been employed, a hand- some fortun...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
i ÍMib-SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE, f as .-,. ;t _\_ *,* *!" "PORT OF HOBART TOWN. io ti _ ABBrrxD. ". April 29-Harriett Nathan, barque, 127 lons, ~'Lloyd, from Gcclona, lSth instant, with cargo. ', Pnswngorä Mrs Llojd und child. Agent '" Butler. April 30-City of Hobart (s), 363 tons, , Bentley, from Melbourne, 2Sth inst-mt, with cargo. Passengers-Mrs Kohinson, Miss Read, " Hiss Turner, Mr and Mrs G Lewis, M;s=cs Lewis (4); Mr and Mrs A Bisdee, Mr and Mrs Mitchelmore, and 2 children, Mr Read, Mr T G Read, Mr Horne, Mr and Mrs M'Millan, and * 24 in the steerage .Mail, 2 bags, 1 parcel, 34 j ' oose lettets, ¿c 6 newspapers. - Agent-C. / Toby. RiTEEED OW. April 30-Free Trader, barque, 20G tons, Thom, for Port Albert. BAILED. . April 30-Mariposa, schooner, for Port Albert. j , isrpoiiTa. City of Hobart from Melbourne-3 packages :. Lawrence; 2 do, Doughty; 3 do, Bell; 1 du, Shepherd ; 2 do, Weaver and Co ; 5 do, Aitkiu ; .- l'.do. Jackson; 2 do. Salier; 17 casks beef, Macpherson and Co ; 1 pac...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. Mercury Office, April 30th. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
COMMERCIAL) INTELLIGENCE. YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. Mercury Office, April 30th. The improvement in the grain market continues, though only partial. Wheat is generally quoted at 7s. to 7¡. 3d. but a few parcels of a very first-rate sample were sold to-day at 7s. Gd. Colonial oats have experi- enced a further advance, and sales have been effected at 7s. Cd. per bushel. English barley is in good demand at 8s. to 8s. Gd., and in some quarters 83. 9d. has been given. Cane barley meets with but trifling enquiry at Ga. Gd. to 7a. Hay moves off readily at previous quotation«,Ioose and country pressed ranging from £7 10*. to £8 10s. and hydraulic pressed from £9 to £9 10s. per ton according to quality. Potatoes are still quoted at £8 to £3 for good sorts, and onions are in brisk demand at £20 to £25 per ton. Nothing is doing in the flour market be- yond what is required for immediate use. Jlourfrom the bestcolonial wheat isstillselljng nt £1G to £18 per ton according to quantity. Bran and sharps ...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
S TT3 NU T." Via Melbourne we are in' possession of Sydney journals to the 24th April. ' The two most . important, political ¡questions which have been decided are tho Reply of the House to the Go vernor-GeneraVs Message on the Indian Artillery question which, although strongly opposed .by the Ministry, was ultimately carried by a majority of 15 the numbers being Ayes 28, Noes 13. On this result being arrived at Mr Parkes gave notice of a Vote of Confi- dence in tho Government, which was cat ried on tho following day by a ma- jority of 29 to 17. The Herald in speaking of the qualified terras of the resolution-"that this House being anxious for the uninterrupted conduct of the publie business desires, '8cc." says :-f he Colonial Secretary received with tokens of almost infantile satisfac- tion, and acknowledged with . humble thanks, the motion which we prpsume saved his Ministry from shipwreck. If we look at the numbers, he had some tensón for his joy. If, however, we turn to the occ...
FUNERAL OF THE QUEEN OF OUDE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
¡FUNERAL OF THE QUÊEÎÏ OF ' ..v.:&lt;: ,---- OUDE. . ' - j -Tho funeral of the Queen of Oude took place on Wednesday last at Paris, and was conducted with extraordinary magnificence. The body was embalmed ou Monday night, and for the purposes of the operation, according to tho cus- tom of tho religion to which tho de- ceased belonged, it was found necessary to construct a kind of wooden platform in tlie court-yard of the hotel where the body of tlie Princess «"ould undergo the ceremony of thorough ablution. The features of the deceased were but very little changed. No iucisions were made for the operation of embalming, os is usual in Europe ; the people of the suite, who themselves effected the operation, introduced aromatic sub-1 stances and perfumes through tlie mouth, ears, and nostrils, and repeatedly anointed the body with odoriferous oils and essences. The body was afterwards wrapped round with bauds of fine mus- lin, and the whole covered with a crim-1 son cloth embro...
VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
VICTORIA. Wc have Melbourne joQinnls to the 28th Apul. In the Legislative Council on the 27vb. Mr. Fawkner guve notice that he would ask whether it was the intention of the Chief Sécrétai y to 1 etain his position as ditectoi of one of the Mel- bourne banks, as such a post might give use to unpleasant am mises in lefetence to his dealing with the railway loans, l'ho bon. member also gave notice that he would move the discontinuance of the present emigration system. We observe by the American papers just icceived, Unit Mr. John G. Barr, of Alabama, has been appointed United States Consul at this port, in the place ofHr.Tarletou. 1 . I ,1 J. &lt; .a t» &lt; I X
THE MARRIAGE OF THE PRINCESS ROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
THE MARRIAGE OF THE PRINCESS KO FAL. This auspicious event, an event which has created one universal feel- ing of joy throughout Continental Europe,cannot fail to hare awakened in the bosoms of our citizens the most lively emotions. No one who can boast of an English extraction can fail to feel a deep interest in the welfare of the first-born of England's Queen, and we know how gladly they would all unite in celebrating so joyful an occasion, and in shewing how ardently they desire the happi- ness of the Princess and of her youthful Consort. It would be a graceful act on the part of Tasmania were her citizens to join in an ex- pression of their good wishes and congratulations. If the Government prefers carrying on its functions at Launceston, and forgets its loyalty and duty on such an occasion, let us appoint a holiday ourselves and keep it'; let us illuminate our houses at night ; and prepare and sign an ad- dress of congratulation to our Queen on this auspicious event. When nearl...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
OVW)> ki - i > &lt;". . l^*t&è&lt;!ottftge«, in Murray-street and Weather Boarded Cottages, in -¡Melville-street, '" Held fof »-term of 12 Years at a low " Ground Kent r On the Premîs'cs', ?WJpNESDATrMAY 5,1858, At Two p'Clock, / MlllEfc' WORLEY £ FRODSHAM, ,Art^u¿ucted(o sell by pubhc auction, KC1I.I ü/jIn Foi» Lots, ) r~ W- ! Loti, I' STONE HOUSE with 4 rooms, including a larga^ehop, fxopting on Murray street, and let to a reipcfUhleJsnant at £15 per .5«H?t3 dj/f 'Xoi2&lt; Staae,House also 'sjilh 4 rooms, including ibop/framtrg on Mnrray street, and let nt £40 per annus. .1= i / i Lot 3, WtatherJiQaraed r^Uag« of, 4 rooms in Mtlvilhvstreet, let at £30 per annum io isitu? i / Lot 4, ) Weather board«* Co»tige of 3 rooms, alto, three workshops and large yard rtaWsafcola is m capital order , each lot htttMntiderable space of ground in the rear, ail subject to the following ground rents - LsV \-& PeT »ni)ua). 2^-Ditto ditto . 3-Ditu>"ait...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
, For further particular's, apply ott'thc pre-, mises, or to - ! . t Geohqb Peacock, Junr. ¡.orell, March 25th, 1858. IT For Sale. d _:_- » ' )\ BLOCK OP SIXTEEN * HOUSES f\ i-in üppsr Murray.street with gardení dnd stabling complete all ia excellent repair ; prater laid on to the whole of the_prem,ises. For particulars apply to i , i - ¡ -r , .Peter, Hughes. 27th April, 1858 ) ,__tc20S2 ci Y- dEvenitt? Tuition. . i I . -,--' "I.) O' MR. E. D. OLDFIELD beg« to intimate that his EVENING CLASS1 is'being RE-FORMED. ' Hours from 7"'to 9. ' i r /j i i i i i [ -, Commercial Academy, j i >&lt;?_/ | Argyle and Brisbane streets. ' f ' i - - ' 2127 may 1,4,6, 8 " ' . MILLER. / ___ I WANTS a SITUATION, a, Ypung Man lately arrived m'this'Coloriy. Address J. K. C , T. Whitney's, Esq , Office, Frankliri Wharf, ^Hobart Town.J Has> no objection to the Country. ' L 2122 m " \ \ Five Pounds Rewjajrd.^ M LOST or STOLEN from Lemon SpMhgi, a TANNED TERRIER 'Bl ICH, answers to the name of "...
THE GOVERNMENT BALL. To the Editor of the Hobart Town Daily Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
THE GOVERNMENT BALL, To the Editor of the Hobart Town Daily Mercury. Dear Ma. Edito»,-As you appear to know every thing, and it seems that noth- ing escapes your eyes or ears,' 1 take pen in hand to ask you a very important ouestion ; and that it is an important question not only to us but to the gentlemen also, you will yourself, I feel sure, readily allow. &lt;&lt; >' Is there to be no Birthday ball .tins year in Hobart Town 1 " I assure you, Mr. Editor, when I heard this morning that there was not to be a ball I nearly fainted, and certainly should have done so If theie had been a gentleman in the room, but as only Mama and my two sisters were present I thought better of it. Yes, Mr. Editor, Mama received a little wee note tins morning, which informed na that the Go- vernment Ball on the Queen's Binuday was to be given at Launceston-Is this true ? I cannot believe it is, unless you tell mo so, mid I shall anxiously look for your answer to-morrow morning- Don't ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
f!,;¡crEATff to imelbotoïe, 1 J PL*. THE T S N Co'« Steam Ship f|H|«k «'CITY OP HOBART" agUfe^e will len o for MEL- BOURNE on WEDNESDAY, the 5fcb May, 1858, at noon ClI Utl,EB Ton? m/macei, T S N Co. All cargo intended for shipment must bo alongside the steamer, and b 11s of lading sent in on tho e\ (.nmg previous ' to staitmg Franklin Wharf, Apul21, 1858. 1S35 GRAND ENTERTAINÎStS. TEMPLE OF ENCHANTMENT PROTESSOR BENNETT CLAY HAS the honor to announce his return from a successful tour through the colonies of West ind South Austi aha, .Victoria, Ac , and that he Ins arranged to give his now and MYSTERIOUS PERFORMANCES K«&lt; 01 STARS A3ÏD METEORS ASB SCIENTIFIC ILLUSIONS At the under-mentioned places and dates - I i ii OATLANDS-Thunlay and Trida), April 20th and 30th GRTLN PONDS-Saturday May 1st BOTHWELL-Monday and Tuesday, May 3rd and -lil» HAMILTON-Thursday and Tuday May 6th and 7th NEW NORFOLK-Tuesday and Wed- nesday, May Uth and 12i.li For partícula» see Piogtammes and Bi...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. The City of Hobart left Williamstown on t° Wednesday at 3 p.m., and arrived nt the Steam Boat Jetty, Franklin Wharf, yesterday, at 4-30 p.m. Tho Queen, (s) from Launceston, was entering Port Phillip Heads as the City of - J Hobart was leaving. Captain Bentley reports that be sighted the Macquarie schooner in Banks'« Straits, and a barque off Hummock Island, supposed to be the Mousam. The Acis schooner sailed from Auckland for Port Cooper on the 6th April. The barque Emma hauled oh" from the New Wharf yesterday morning into the stream. "The Laughing Water will go upon Ross's ' ' Yatent Slip in a few days to be overhauled, as It has been discovered that a portion of copper ' lias been stripped from under ber bon s. The Ship Elizabeth Archer has foundered at sea. We leam from the Colombo Observer, that she left Galle with a cargo chiefly of Coifee for Liverpool on the 12th December last, and that every thing went on smoothly up to the 30th December, when a terri...
TRIAL OF THE KING OF DEATH. (From the Bombay Gazette 26th Feb.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
.OTIÄ'ÖF TPE RING OF DELHI. (trok the Bombas Gazette 2ùih &1-), i A» the trial of the ex-Kiug of Delhi proceed«, must inti oriant disclosures .re made. In the face of admissions extorted from unwilling «ilucssce, it 'becomes more and more a matter of ?- surprise that the mutinies should have found ps so utterly uupreparcd for the - estoetropbe as we notoriously wete, In 'Delhi livid a Court long deprived of /jdllttVpower, »d hittly curtailed of îthe pomps and ceremonies which faflörüe'd to its-members tho pageant r of, iroyalty. -This Uotirt was known to he ¡disnffocted" towards England, but its idisafl'iction was treated much as tho impotent rage of a spoilt child is treated -with contempt. No greater error could have been committed than to consider the intrigues of the last Moguls aa tho feeble efforts of dotage. Con- tempt, perhaps not unmixed with com- passion for a fallen race, led us to dis- regard all warning. " The Court of Delhi is plotting. Very good. Let it plot."...
AMERICA. (From the Correspondent of the Times.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
AMERICA. (From the Correspondent of the Timca.) The Royal Mail steamship Europa, Captain Leitch, has arrived with advices from New York to the 3rd instant, ami 2,223,981 dois., in specie. The Atlantic from Liverpool, was entering New York us the Europa left. On the2udthcLccoinptoii Constitution was seul by the President to Congress, accompanied by a message which bud created considerable sensation. The 1 President takes the most utter pro-ila very view of affairs in Kansas. He characterises the city of Lawrence as i the hotbed of Abolitionism, denounces | in unmeasured terms the persistency willi which the Tope ka movement is insisted upon by the Free State men, and asserts that the dividing line in Kansas is not between political parties, na in other places, but between those who arc loyal to Government nnd those who are endeavoring to destroy it by the foicc of usurpation. He says in effect that Kansas is now by the? will of the people as much a Slave State, as j Georgia or South ...
THE HAMPTON CONTROVERSY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 May 1858
THE HAMPTON CONTROVERSY. This Appeal from the Judgment of the Superior Court of Van Dieinen's Land in the case of Hampton against tlie Speaker and Sergeant-at-Arms of the Parliament of Tasmania, was argued on the 4th of February before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. ' " The merits of this case are well known to our readers and we need not, therefore, recapitulate them. Sir P. Thesiger and Mr. Streeten appeared as Counsel for the Appel- lants, and Sir F. Kelly, Mr. J. Fleming, and Mr. F. M. White for the Respondent. Their Lordships deferred their judgment.