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POLICE OFFICE. FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 20 October 1860
I POLICE OFFICE. I -? .FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER, 1860. BETÖRE W. Tarleton, Esq., P.M. One drunkard and one brawler were each fined in the usual penalties. (Before the Police Magistrate and C. M. Maxwell, Esq.) NEGLECTING TO SUPPORT A WIFE.-Thomas &nbsp; Kirkham was charged by his wife Eleanor Kirkham with neglecting to comply with an order for her support, made on the 20th September by Messrs. Tarleton and Kennerley, by the payment of 15s. a week. The defendant said he had not the means of complying with the order. Mr. Tarleton said that before the order was made, the Magistrates had made the neces- sary enquiries as to his means and proceeds of trade, and had found that he could earn from 30s. to £2. a week, if he kept steady to his work, but his debauched habits, and constant attendance at public-houses had prevented him from doing so; in the meantime his wife had be- come a burthen on the public, and had been com- pelled to seek relief from the Benevolent Society and other sou...
THE ORGAN AT ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
THE ORGAN AT ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH. In the month of November last we gave a description, copied from an English paper, of the - organ built for St Andrews (Presbyterian) &nbsp; Church, in this city, under the immediate superintendence of Professor Hopkins, tho dis- tinguished organist of the Temple Church This instrument itself has now been seen and heard, and &nbsp; &nbsp; its great power and compass amply tested. It &nbsp; consists properly of four organs or distinct arrange- ments, viz , the great organ (compass C C to G) , &nbsp; 56 notes , the choir organ (C C to G), the swell &nbsp; organ (C C to G) , and the pedal organ, (C C C to F, 30 notes), and it possesses four accessory stops and four composition pedals. It is constructed on what is called the direct action principle, and &nbsp; the pipes are made of the peculiar and costly me- tallic combination called spotted metal. The instrument having been erected by Mr Biggs, f...
EDUCATION—ASSOCIATE OF ARTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
EDUCATION-ASSOCIATE OP ARTS. TUP Reports of the Northern and Southern Boaids "of Education, and of the Inspeotors'of Schools, Mi. Stephens, B A , and Mr Stnt/ci, M A, havo just been published í loin those documents it appears that theio weic J m the Northern dist ict a total of 34 pumary schools in opeiation between tho 1st Januaiy and 31st Deeeiubei, 1859-nino being new ones opened j duung the ycai Attempts to establish schools in six other places had failed, in consequence of tho want ot suitable accommodation, ana the difficulty of piooniing teachers Tho number of chddren letumod as having íeceived instruction during the yoar is 2217 'llio aveiage number on the rolls has been 1577 showing an incieaso of l61), and the average attendance 125(5 showing an increase of 213 On tho 3l8t Decembei there wero employed on the service of the Boaid 27 male and 2S female teacheis, together with 5 pupil teachers The whole amount expended during the year m the mamtenanceot sehools wasü40S5 5s Od...
OUR UNOCCUPIED LANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
OUR UNOCCUPIED LANDS. Wt have gi oat satisfaction in allowing tho letter of J E Caldei, Esq, the Surveyoi Geneial of Tasma ma, on this important subject, which has been pie putei by the authonty of the Colonial Government and is inserted ut their îequest m anothei column, to take the placo of any observations of our own Mi Calder is a gontleiuan held in high esteem heie ns one of the most able, active, and efficient of our public ofhccis In the paper he has prepared ho gives the i esults of his knowle Ige and experience officially acqun ed, and every statement contained in it may be îclied on with the most implicit tiust We smceiely hjpe this document will have tho eilect of awakening a laigei measuio of public attention m England to the opportunity and ad- vantages ofleied by this Colony to tho intending emigrant, dosuous of ettectmg a penuanent settle ment m Austialia
THE NEW JUDGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
THE NEW . JUDGE. It is assumed as a matter of course that the seat vacant on the Bench of the Supreme Court by the retirement of Mr. Horne, will bo filled by Mr. Francis Smith, tho present Attorney-General and Premier. Mr. Smith's positiou as tho head of his profession in the Colony, practically as well as offi- cially, at onco indicated lum as Mr. Homo's suc- cessor, and although his elevation to tho Bench will create a vacancy in tho political world not readily to be filled up, wo must on th« whole con- gratulate the Colony that the necessity for a nomi- nation to the Judgeship has occurred at a moment when the right of promotion falls to a gentleman iu every way so well adapted to do honor to that high position.
T H E S U B M A R I N E C A B L E. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
THE SUBMARINE CABLE. No actual steps havo yet been takon ton aids the lostoiatiou ot relogiaplnc communication w lth the Colonies to the noitli ot Bass's Stiaits Pniliameiit lias, howevei, authoiised the necessaiyoxpendituio to i enow the cable, if tho coopeiatiuii ot the Vu toi ian Govei nment eau be socuied, and Mi Innes tho Colonial li cann 01, has leccutl) pioceeded to Molbotuiio, for the puipisa of holding pcisonal communications with the Lxecutivetliato foi agicu mont on t mutual basis of opei ttton The \ ictoi i m Government ni the hist instance, dofiayed one hair tho cost ol the e ible, and tho same lentous that induced it to do this nu htill ni full foieo lu nome i espects, indeed it ma) bo considei ed that the othci Colonies havo even ilugci niteiest m the mun touauco ol 'lelegtapluc întoicouiso with thib Island Looked at is a pait of oin defensivo S)stem it is sin ely of p u amount linpoi tunco as a moans of com- municating the piobcnco of au ouoni) In tho event of wai an...
MISCELLANECUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. During the month last past although there lias '"been no groit iucreaso in tho «umber of arrivals and departures ol' intor-coloniiil tri.dors, this class ol' shipping mainUins tho activity which sprung > -up a few months hinco after a period of depression ..occasioned by the low prices obtnim,iblo_ hi the ' /timber markets of tho surrounding colonios, and ' alUJhe regular traders hence now lind reedy on The arrivals from London since our lost Sura, mary Jmve been confined to the Isles of tho South, " 821 tow, Captain Grar, on the Sith October, after ft ¡possago of 92 days, the Downs 8th July, with 10» (female bounty immigrants and a large geneial anrgo. The India, barque, Captain Harries, also j ?returned to port on the 8th October after a lino ' «om from Mouilla, leaving PortAiigior on tho lstult, wtitU A largo cargo conbisting priucipally of sugar, «.ipaniiou of which is now being transhipped to the HhHifor»1 for the New Zealand Market. The feather Ben, ...
PROGRESS OF SETTLEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
PROGRESS OF SETTLEMENT. AN íUiisti xtioii of the steady piogies3 with which tho settlement of the Culonj is piogtessmg, and ol tho disposition still ousting to til o udvantao0 of oui eisy Land ]vegulatious,iaalloidodinthostato of the Lind Revenue loi the piesont yeat lho success of oin Land Bill is shown in the fact that ol the A81000 at which the L mel Revonuo of tho cuiient yeal has been computed, no less than £o0 7o'J 10s 7d 01 veiy ueai ly tin oo fourths ol it, « ei e actually collected by tho 30th of last month that is, by tho oucl of the thud quat tot of the you , leaving only abouti 21 ¿10 0» 5d , oi veiy little moie than one foui th ofit, tobopiowdedduungtho foul th quaitoi We take this to bo about as good a pi oof us we could deslíe to have, that the spioid of occupation is going foi wai d not only most satislactoiily, but quite as lupidly as tho public have been told that it must do, undei the opei atiou of oui useful Land Bill Wo havo said that about ¿C21 000 will have to...
[BY SUBMARINE AND ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] MOUNT NELSON. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
I -1 I BY 8UBHAKINK ANO ELECTBIC TELEQBAPH.^ MOUNT NELSON. I October 20.-Wind, S.W., weather, cloudy, fine. ; BOA 30-0(5.; Therm. 13.'; Ozone, 7. LOW HEADS. ABRIVEU. October 20.-Titania, steamer, from Coast; Black Swan, steamer, fron Melbourne. I SAILED. October 20.-Royd Shepherd, steamer, for Mel- bourne ; Prairie, brig, for Melbourne. Wind, S. E., fresh, ano weather. Bar. 30, ; Therm. 62. CIRCULAR HEAD. October 20.-Wind.E. ; weather, cloudy, fine.
O U R V O L U N T E E R S. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
OUR VOLUNTEERS. THE Volunteei Movement is steadil) piogressing now members continuing to join tho Corps alieady organised, and sevei al new Compames being pi o jected At the îeceut prorogation of Poiliament u bundled Volunteei s composed oí contingents of 25 men each from the four Compnuies enrolled m Hobait Town, attended as a guard of honoi to receive His Excellency and excited geneial adinna tion by theu precision of movement soldieily bearing and high discipline Lieutenant Colonel Russell has been appointed Commanding and Inspecting i mid Officer of Volunteeis 1 his step is accepted as a mark ct íccognition ot the value of tho movement on tho pait of tho Government and it is hoped will contnbute to tho unpioved organisation of the Poice Tho Colonel lias commenced a sones ol inspections and has oxpiessed himself in tenus of high satisfaction at tho gteat eiticioncy attained It is due to the sevoial Volunteei Companies to state that the meinbeis have as a nile been most assiduous ...
ARRIVALS and DEPARTURES at the PORT OF HOBART TOWN, from the 21st Sept. to the 21st October, 1860, both inclusive. ARRRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
ARRIVALS and DEPARTTREB at the PORT OF HOBART TOWN, from the 21it Sept. to the 21st October, I860, both inclusive.' ARtIVEP. September 24.-Macquarie, schooner, from Port Albert; Circassian, schooner, from Launceston. September 25.-Glenoie, barque, irom Port Albert ; Free Trader, barque, from Port Albert. September 21».-Hargrates, schooner, from New- castle, New South Wales. September 27.-Reliance, brig, from Otago, New Zealand ; Goldseeker, schooner, from Melbourne ; Harp, schooner, from Newcastle, New South Wales ; Dart, brig, from Geelong. September 28.-City of Hobart, steamer, from Melbourne; North Star, brig, from Melbourne; Harriett Nathan, barque, from Melbourne. October 1.-Victoria, brig, from whaling. October 4.-Tasmania, steamer, from Sydney via Twofold Bay. October 5.-Mariposa, gchooncr,from Melbourne. October ti.-Eclipse, schooner, from Port Albert; Mary Ann, schooner, from Sydney ; Don Pedro II., barque, from Newcastle, New South Wales. October 8.-Picard, schooner, from ...
T H E P A R L I A M E N T. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
THE' PARLIAMENT. P vrtJAMEVT w is pioiogued ou tue 5th mst His Excellenoj on that occasion gave the Rojal assent to 38 Ullis which had passed thiouçh then seveial stages m the two Houses Non« were on thiR occasion rosoived foi tho signification of Hot Majesty's pleasure Of the nieasuiev thus become law, the most important WPIO the Divorce and Ma- trimonial CausesAct giving to the Supremo Court of the Col any juiisdiction in this class ojeases, and ompowcimgittopionouncedecioos of judi mlsopai ation, and in the event of itdultety on the part of the wife, 01 adultciy couiilod with cucninslaiitoo of a,*giavation on the part of tho husbaud, of disso lutton of mauiago, and the Cios-s and Byo Roads Actpiovidtug foi tho more effectual const! uction and management of internal communications 'llio other lneasm es of tho Session amend foi mot local Acts that weie found to wot k defecttvoly and adopt îecent English modifications m the laws of leal piopeitj, the laws afieetmg Trustees, the laws...
HOBART TOWN PRICE CURRENT. ALE AND PORTER, (duty paid.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
HOBART TOWN PRICE CURRENT. ALE AND PORTER, (duty paid.) &. s. d. JB. s. d' Ale Bass's, per Mid. ..." ... 7 O O to 7 IO O AUsopp'sdo . 8 0 0 8 0 0 Other brands do ... 5 0 0 7 0 0 Byoss's, per dozen ... 0 10 0 0 10 ti Allsopp'» do. 0 IO ti 0 11 0 Marzotti's do . 0 10 (i 0 0 0 Second class brands do 0 7 0 0 8 0 Porter Taylor's per lihd. ... 7 0 0 0 0 0 Truman's do ... 4 10 0 0 0 0 Other brands do ... 3 10 0 4 0 0 Byass'« quarts, doz 0 10 0 0 10 9 Marzotti's do ... 0 10 0 0 0 0 2nd class brands do 0 7 0 0 8 0 BIBOUIT. Colonial cabiu, per cwt. ... 1 4 0 16 0 Navy do . 0 l8 0 1 0 0 | English fancy assorted, >lb. 0 10 0 3 0 BUILDING MATERIALS Bricks, Colonial, per 1000 1 10 0 to 0 0 0 Fire ... de 6 0 0 0 0 0 Slates, Duchess, do JSW 0 14 0 0 Countess, do 10 0 0 10 10 0 Ladies, do 5 0 0 6 5 0 Cement, Roman, per barrel 12 0 15 0 Porthuid.do « l8 0 10 0 BUTTER. Cork, par lb. . 0 10 0 0 10 American, do . 0 0 0 0 0 0 i Price's No. 1 Belmont», lb Foreign ¡lo. Composition do . 0 1 3 to ...
I M P E R I A L P A U P E R S. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
IMPERIAL PAUPERS. WE intimated m otu last Sunimai), that Paihn ment, vvouied of expostulation with tin. IlomoGo voinincnt, on Um subject of the injustice «lone to the Colong, by tlio loins ti of the Impcual authoi lties to bein au adequate shaio ol the expenso of suppoitmg thooxpneo convict paupeis, had i evolved on taking moto ptaetical mcasuios those of otu home icadcis, who lemembei that foi many )OT.IR this Colony was the leccptacle ot tin ci munal classes of the mothal countiv, will undeistand the natuio of out guewmec when we sa), th .t tho worst class of com iel", hbet itcd heie iftei a coi tnin temi of Jioii d sei vitude constitute oui ctinu nal class, tho existence of winch necessitates the maintenance of an iinnatuuilly hugo police and penal establishment, aud that the dect epid and aged expneos, without tho means of i etui nmg to then fuend , then toi in of sentence being done, constitute as¡ pimpoi s a pu muaient chai go upon the lévennos ol the Colon) 'llicso tie items ...
VESSELS IN HARBOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
VESSELS IN HARBOR. SHIPS.-.Heather Bell, Isles of the- South, Isabella Brown. j BAUQUK-India. , Hmas.-Victoria, Cosmopolite, Jane (laid up), Union (luid up). SCHOONKBH.-Mary Ann, Munford, Britons' Queeu. STEAMERS.-Tasmania, Culloden, Cobre, Twins (ferry steamer).
METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS For Sept. 1860, at Hobart Town, taken at noon, in shade [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
METEOROLÓGICA!. OBSERVATIONS For Sept. 1800, alHobartï'own.talenaliuxm.inaliadc THK1Í. WINKS 30.4 30.4 30.0 29.8 29.9 29.5 29.7 29.» 29.5 30.0 30.3 30.0 29.7 30.0 29.0 29.7 29.5 29.C 29.7 29.9 30.3 30.4 30.4 30.3 29.9 29.C 29.7 30.0 30.1 29.6 58 58 57 57 G1 65 64 57 CO 57 GO 62 52 52 52 51 53 52 4S 38 46 55 58 64 61 60 57 57 60 64 N.E. N.B. N. N. N. N. N.W. S.W. Ch. s.w. Do. s. w. s. s. s.w. N.W. W. S.W. Do. Do. Cb. N.E. Cb. N. N.E. N.W. Ch. N.E. Ch. WINDS yoi'JUE. 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 2.0 0.3 1.7 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4 2.0 1.4 2.7 3.0 2.2 2.0 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.6 2.7 1.0 0.2 0.1 54 Rain 1 j-in. NOTE-On the 7tU and 16th we hail two Aurora) Australes, visible for a few hours ia tho eveniug, but on account of the atmosphere being rather cloudy, were not verjr conspicuous.
S H I P M A I L S. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
SHIP MAILS. MAILS will closo at the General Post Office, Hobart " ' Town, as under : - For London, via Suez and Marseilles, per R. M. S. Behar, via Melbourne, on Tuesday 23rd iast., at 4 p.m. For London, via Suez and Southampton, ditto, ditto, ditto. ,' ' For Mediterranean Ports, via Suez, ditto, ditto, ditto. . For India, China, Manilla, Batavia, i.e., via Point do Galle, ditto, ditto, ditto. , For Cape of Good Hope, via Mauritius, ditto, ' ditto, ditto. For Mauritius and Reunion, via Aden, ditto, ' ditto, ditto. For Swan River, via Melbourne, ditto, ditto, ditto, For Adelaide and Sydney, via Melbourne, per first vessel, do, 5 p.m. For Melbourne, via Launceston, per Black Swan, do, 5.30 p.m. S. T. HARDINGE, Postmaster. P.S.--IMPORTANT NOTICK.-The French Transit Bate on Letter» and Newspapers for England to be forwarded via Marseilles, and the British Postage on Letters and Newspapers for British Colonies and Foreign Parts transmitted via the United Kingdom, must be prepaid by means...
ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA. TUL piesencoof an Italian Opeia Company in nobiut To«n jil omises tho lovel s of tho lyne di ama au umv on ted ti eat. Signoi and Signoia Biancbi liavo pioduccd a gi cat sensation lu tho musical cueles of Sydney and Melbourne, whcio they havo drawn, duuug a long season, ciowdcd houses. Both as a singei and an ucticss, tho Signoia is spoken oi in tenus oi the most enthusiastic piaise, hoi voico bemg elesci ibed as magnificent and hei diaiuatio talents as of tho highest ouloi, Mi. Gi egg, Mi. and Mis Hancock, and othei colonial favoutos, aio attached lo tho Companj Tho Opoia announced foi to-night is 11 'liovatoio, which will bo succeeded by a mubical melange, in which Mi. Wintoi bottom will pu foi m some of his bassoon solos. No doubta numeious and bullíant aueliouco will attend the Thoatio Royal this even- ing to pal take of this novel feast of song and sweot bounds.
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
NEW ZEALAND. OUR latest intellignnee from tho seat of war- will bo fouud in a telegraphic despatch published olaov, b.oio. It will bo neon that no progress what ever has yot been made in crushing the rebellion which continuos to paralyse all industry in the> districts in whick it prevails.
FIRE IN LIVERPOOL STREET. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 October 1860
FLUE IN LrVEEPOOL STEEET. - A file, which at its commencement threatened to bo of a very senous and exteusivo nature, bioko out in Liverpool-stieet yesteiday morning, and was not atlast subduoduntúurjury toalargo aniouuthad been done m the noigboihood in which it ongiuated The lue was first discovered at ibout 10 inmutes after two o'clock bj Constable Logan ni a wooden building occupied by Mi Beesmore, geneiil dealei, next dooi to Mi Padman's, uonmongei, Mr Bees more's pi émises forming this angle oi Kelly's Court, and Logan and a man named Giccn immediately gave tho alaim, thofiio at tho time of its fust dis- covery having become so stiong as to meit the leaden guttering on the îoof, and Mi Marshall of the Public Woiks Ofiico v> ho lives neal ran to the watehhouso wheie the Fuo Bell u kept, and the wholo city was shoitly olanned by the sharp tones of this useful tocsin. Tho Dei went and Tamar engino.the mon belonging to which vveie undei tho immediate diicclion of Mi Brown of th...