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THE SPEAKER AND THE SPEAKERSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
THE SPEAKER AND THE SPJSAKE11SU11\ Since the year I76O, whoa Mr. Arthur Onslow resigued the Speakership which be had filled during the entire reign of Kiug George II., in five successive Parliaments, embracing the unparalleled period of thirty, three years, down to the resignation of Mr. Shaw Lefevre, no less than ten Speakers« in succession hare filled the chair of the House of Commons, all of whom, with the single exception of Mr. Cornewiill, have been re- warded for their serrices with a Peerage. It will be seen that, as there have been teu Speakers in the century, the average tenure of office has been as nearly as possible ten years npiece. The list is as follows : 1. Sir John CtiBt, M. P. ior Grantham, elected in 1761, on the opening of the first Parliament ol King George III., and rocho sen in 1768. He resigned, on the ground of ill health, Jan. 17, 1770, and was rewarded with the Barony of Brownlow, which was conferred upon his eldest son in 1776. 2. Sir Fletcher Norton, Bart...
THE PRESS AND THE NAVY. (United Service Gazette, 16th May.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
THE PRESS AND THE JJAVuf. (United Service Gazette, ICtkMay.) REAW-A D3iiRA.ii - the Earl of Hardwicke, D. C. L., speaking last week upon the subject of the attacks mado relative to General Ash- burnham, is reported to have said-" The Government of the country in the old times used to be averse to officers who were fond of writing ; and ho thought, if now the Govern- ment showed a disinclination to have anything to do with officers who were given to writiug they acted wisely ; for it was not necessary that men of eminent military capacity should also be eminent as writers." Now, his lord-, ship, when delivering hirusplf of this pompous oration, we are of opinion, did not s.iy exactly what he intended. Mindful that there was a fourth estate, and that the liberty of the Press is a guaranteed and jealously-guarded principle of our constitution, his lordship could not say what he would otherwise have said. Ho insinuated that the Press ought to be gagged, and that tho Government should on...
VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
VICTORIA. Our advices are to the 4th instant. ' The journals, contain little of intorest to this colony. The great Victorian Convention after considerable bluster, was about to prorogue Its sittings indefinitely without having done a single act, to justify its being called into existence. According to the Herald of the 4th. It is rumoured hat there is ti split in the Cabinet about the Land Bill, rome advocating its withdrawal, whilst others, blindly ¡ushmsr on their fate, will " go tho whole bog "-that_ ts, " the whole bill and nothing but the bill." -A short" time will reveal tho Intentions of Ministers. Tlio Chief Secretary (we aro informed) issued on Saturday circulars for a meeting; of the Ministerial supporters, to be held at ten o'clock yesterday. We presume the object of the gathering was to consider the present state of affairs with respect to tho Land J Bill, and the most advisable course to be adopted in the present crbis. We have not heard the result of the , deliberation...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
IJLJCABI & "»V r II « X E », i I A ¥ E C. T. S M I T H. ' ITOOi STAPLERS 4 COMMISSIOK AGEKIS , Old Wharf Hobart Town. ' . } Plain and 'Ornamental Painting. ' BOWRING Plain and Ornamental Paintei1, Pnper-liangerÎ Glazier &c. Waterloo Point, Swanport " ' i Pastry Cook and Confeotioner. j WILLIAM COST VIN Pastry CooK and Confectioner ive. Ne\t to Iveys Auctioe Mart. i ' | Elizabeth Street Hobart Town ¡ H. FLEMING. ff-iuEe, Slup, Ornamental Fainter Plumber, Glazier, & Taper Hanger, ' Thanet Cottage, 110, Murray-st, near Bathur«t-st., Phillips« and Beck, Grocery and Provision Stores, and Importers 500, New Wharf, near the Custom House, SPACIOUS AMD DRY STORAGE on rea- sonable terms. Shipping supplied Hobart Town Bone ESill, Top of Macquarie Street, T)RICE OF CRUSHED BONES will be £6 Y_- r 10s. from 1st January, 1850. fenns cash-purchasers to find their own bags. T- P. Smith, Engineer and Machinist 182, Liverpool Street, opposite the Red Lion, MACHINERY made and re...
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 7th Aug., 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 7th Aug., 1857. SHIP MAILS will be closed at this office at under : For Adelaida and Sidney via Melbourne, per first vessel, this day at 6 p.m. For Melbourne via Launceston, per Queen, this day at 6 30 p.m. For London, via Suez and Marseilles, per steamer Jura, on or about the 10th instant. For London, via Suei and Southampton, per steamer Juro, oa or about the 10th instant. For Mediterranean Ports, via Suez, per steamer Jura, on or about the 10th instant. For India, China, Mauritius, and Cape of Good Hope, via Point do Galle, per steamer Jura, on or about the 10th instant. For Swan River, via Melbourne, per steamer Jura, on or about the 10th instant. P. S. IMPORTANT NOTICC.-The French transit rate on letters from England forwaided via Mar- seilles must in future be prepaid in cash at the win dow of the Post Office at which they may be posted as also the English postage on letters and news- papers for Foreign parts, and for British colonies when forwarded throug...
HOBART, TOWN PIRCE CURRENT Corrected up to five o'clock on Saturday Evening last [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
HOBART, TOV2Ï PIUCE CURRENT Con celad «p ' to fine o'clock on Saturday Evening last ALE 4 REER-(v¡hoUale) Ale Easts Ko 2 per dos 0 13» Od Worthington and Robinson s Ko J per hhd 10 0» Od Alsppp s Kç 2, pe) lijid M Os Od Ditto pole Hast India per hhd 10 Ut Od to lil 10» 0* Oilier hands per Mid l8 10* Od to 19 Alsopp s per do'en Us Gd io II» (id Byass s l\s Gd to Ils bd Duckmoi Ut s 11» Gd io 11» Sd Bryant and Daiiss 12s 0(7 io 13* Od Mar etti sUs Od to Iii 0(7 Hibberls 10s Od io 10s Od Other bolllers.lls io I2Î Porter, Barclay s, per hhd li 5s 0 io 77 10» Elliott and Wainey s per hhd 70 0« Od to 77 Os O/ltei brands fi 10» Orf io 7 0» Od Trueman'* X per hhd 70 5» Od io 16 Ss Od Iruemans XX pei hhd lb 10» 0(7 io lb 15» Od Taylor* stout per hhd 17 0» Od io 7 IO» Od Byass s quarts pel do: 12» Oá io 1 ii Od Whitbread t stout per do: 12« öd io 12» Od Marselli s porter per do: lis Od io 12» Bryant and Davis s per do. 11» Odio 11» Od Other oottiei s per dp: li» Off fp 11» 7(7 BUTTÍR- Cork do...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. THEHB is very little activity in the grain market at present : wheat baa fallen and is now quoted nt 9s 3d to 9s Gd. Oats have declined considerably and no.v realize only 9s. per bushel. Hay still remains at £7 to £9 10s per ton. English barley is very little in de mind, present quotation«, 9s per bushel. Cape barley has fallen, being now quoted at 8s Gd to 9s. Abundant supplies of potatoes continue to come into the market ; they are now quoted at £8 IO to £8 15s* Onions at £32 to £35 per ton are in great demand. Flour still remains at £24 per ton. AT the Stock Sale, Cross Marsh, on Wednesday last Mr. G. A Kemp sold turnip-fed wethers at 23s, and fine Leicester sheep at £2 each ; store sheep, greatly in demand, and of which there ore very few in the market, fetched from 14s to lGs ; a lot of store cattle realized an average of £1. The attendance was rather small in number.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
ABSTRACT OF SALES. Messrs. WORLEY; & FRODSHAM, this day, at Jackson's Stables, Murray-street, Two mares, good in saddle or harness. On the spot, all the build- ings known as the Hobart Town Gaol, Mr. W. A. GUESDOX, this day, stock of sheep, and general merchandize.
INSOLVENT COURT. (Before His Honor Mr. Commissioner Browne.) WEDNE[?]DAY, AUGUST 5. In re MICHAEL DUNN [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
INSOLVENT COURT. (Before His Honor Mr. Commissioner Browne.) WEDSEKDAY, AUGUST 5. In re MICHAEL HVKS Special meeting for proof of debt. Proof of Commercial Sank, Hobart Town, £791 5s. lid. prominissory note and mortgage. In ro CITAEI.ES PDIFEB. Adjourned first meetiug and meeting for discharge. On application ol'Mr. Lee), solicitor for insolvent, the meetings wero adjourned to the 19th instant. In re Jons COOPBB. Adjourned first meeting of creditors, and meeting for discharge. Mr. tees applied for an order of discharge. Dis- charged. In re H. Car/Jip. Adjourned first meeting of creditors, and meeting for discharge. Discharged. In re GEO. CLEMENTS. Adjourned first meeting of creditors, and meeting for discharge. Proofs-Georgo Peacock, £18 for gools sold. Ge- orge Gruncell, £4 Us, «oods sold. W. Dawson, £9, cash lent. J. Sharp, £2 5s 2d prominissory noto and goods sold. Mr. Lees strictly examined the last two claimants in behalf of Capt Austin, perumnaut assignee, and at the conclusio...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
MISCELLANEOUS. Ou» NEWS.--Under the London head of dato December 31, we find in No. 1 of the Echo. the following fragment of a Court Circular for 1728:-" Sunday last his Majesty, with the Prince and tlia three eldest Princesses, dined in Publio.k in the great Hall Room at St. James's j the Duchess of Dorset carved and the Earl of Albemarle served the wine." His Majesty was George the Second ; and a few days later(Jan. 9, 172a) we find the following announcement of the amusements of the King, his Quest«. Caroline, their son Fred* erick, &c.:-.'&lt; Last night their Majesties and his Royal Highness the Prince lost eon» .Áderably at umber ; the Duke of Grafton and the Duohess of Marlborough also lost ; the Princess Royal won, a9 did the Lord William Manners, about £1,500." This will recal to our reader* some pissnges in Mr. Thackeray's recent leotutes. By w.ay of con« trast we may give a paragraph about Irish emigration occurring under tho same date:-" Letter» from Dubl...
THE WHARVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
THE WHARVES. WE have had in contemplation, for some time past, to urge upon the Government the necessity for directing ita early attention to the »tate of decay into which several portions of the New and Franklin Wharves have fallen. Our not having done so ere now, may be at- tributed to a disinclination on our part to harass the Ministry at a time when so many ' important matters must be pressing for their attention ; and, not because we have failed to «stimat« and appreciate the just complaints .which are being made,at the deci yed, and still decaying, condition of the Wharves. There «an be no doubt that this is not only a great «vii ; but, that it is, likewise, a growing evil. To the commercial portion of the community the dilapidated state of the wharves has be- come a matter of very serious consideration ; and, indeed, it must be apparent to all, that, unless some steps are taken, and that imme- diately, they will laJi into a cureless ruin. In several places the piles have give...
LATEST DATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
LATEST DATES. England ... ... " May 16 San Francisco. May 2 New York . May tí Cape of Good Hope ... .. Juno 1 Mauritius . .. Juno 10 Singapore . ., June 2 Ceylon. .. Juno 15^, China ... . May 15 Calcutta . ., June 5 Bombay . Mny 27 Valparaiso . Mar.15' Australian Colonies, viz : Victoria. .. Aug. 4 Sydney . July 25 Adelaide . July 29 New Zealand. July 8
MISCELANEOUS SHIPPING [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
MISCELANEOUS SHIPPING WBECE OP THE GOVEBVMEHTSCUOONER liKiCON. By the City of Hobart which arrived at Hobson'» Bay on Sunday last, wo regret to leam that the Govern- ment schooner Beacon has been totally wrecked on Swan Island. There have been very strong N.W. gales blowing ; and, when off the Island, intelligence of the wreck was signalled to the steamer. It appears that she went on shore, on the eastern side of the Islaud.on the 26th of last-month ; and was reported to' be lying in amongst the rocks fall of water. Her crew, we aro glad to hear, have been saved. The Zephyr schooner got off the William Spit on Friday night, and was towed to the Bay by H.M. steamer Victoria at seven a.m. on Saturday.-Argus. The City of Sydney had not made her appearance at the Heads up to eight o'clock lost evening. It is be* lieved she mast have hnd to put back to Sydney. Herald August 4.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. [?] [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCR Augusts-Emms, brig, 139 tons, Brown from New- castle via Sjdney. Mail, 3 letters from Schouten Island. Agents-Maning Bros, August 5-Prince ot Denmark, schooner, 70 tons, Evans, from Melbourne, in ballast. Agent-F. A. Downing. August 5-Cosmopolite, brig, 145 tons, Griggs, from Melbourne via Bicheno, with coals. Agents-Boys A. Hall August 5-Boindee, schooner, 65 tons,Quested, from Douglas River, with coals. August 5-Swordfish, schooner, 167 tons, Roberts, from Melbourne, in ballast, passenger-Captain S, Entrye. Agents-T. D. Chapman and Co. ENTERED OUT. August 6-Eclipse, schooner, 190 tons, Wolfe for Port Albert, passengers, cabin-John James Esq, Alfred Nicholas Esq. Miss James. August 6-Emperor, barque, 489 tons, Wilson, for Callao. CLEARED OUT. August 5-Southern Cross, barque, 384 tons, M'Arthur, for Sydney. DEPARTURES. August 6-Tdsmania, (s.,) 265 tons, Clinch, for Syd- ney vii Twofold Bay, passengers-Mrs. Axford, Mrs. Cogie, Miss Cogie, Mr. Gaskatb, Miss Cromb...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
LOCAL NEWS. COVHT OF REQUESTS.-The Court of Re qucstyrns held yesterday, and several cases under £10 were decided upon by tim Coa^uiissioner. This day the Court#»ill adjudicate upon plaints inyoHring sums under £30 ; and on Saturday it »jUult in its £10 jurisdiction to hear und decide on country causes. CAVEAT BOABD.-The Caveat Board sat f)jl Wednesday last at 11 o'clock. Tho only case ;bfp.ug¡y¿ buforc them was one in which a Mr. Dutton was frap^içaut, and Mr. Stevenson caveat man. Mr. Gregson appeared on ljobnlf of Mr. Dutton, and Mr. Allport'o'u.the part'çfalr" Stevenson Tho case occu- pa Ityp attention of ibe'Bçard'ib'r sonic* tíma, and the Goujaifcijoners reserved their décision ,tu\vçdncs. day nest, * " ' * ' CIIAMIEB'S FKEE CHUBOH,-It will be seen by a reference to our advertising columns that tenders are being invited for the erection of a new i Manse in connexion with Chalmer's Free Church. The huildUjjr, wo believe, is to be a handsnmo «tona one, ^çi^tajuma; j-i fOQixts, n...
AMERICA AND CHINA. (From the London Daily News, March 14.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
AMERICA AND CHINA. (From the London Daily News, March l-l.) Tho American reply to a proposal of allianoe with the European Powers for the regulation of intercourse with China, could not beany thing but what it is. Lord Clarendon, we may hope, understands the true position of the case, and is duly prepared for conference with Mr. Reed, the American Envoy, who is on his way to London, Paris, und the East. There is no íeason why every cituen should not be as well prepared for the approaching conference as our Foreign Secretary or the Emperor of the French j for the facts lie open to general observation, while they at present demand all the attention wa can give to them The great question is-What are the ras pective aims of the four Powers who aro con- sulting, or about to consult, how to bring the Chinese to order ? The American offer of co- operation, without a special alliance, leads di- rectly to the consideration how far the case of the United States differs from our own ; and that...
POLICE OFFICE—WEDNESDAY. Before James Barnard Esq. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
POLICE OFFICE-WEDNESDAY. Before James Barnard Esq. Night charges.-Four drunkards were fined 20.4 each ; one 40a ; and one was sentenced to I 14 day. One man for resisting a Constable was I fiued £1, and one for disturbing the peace five shillings. Before Messrs Barnard & Bateman. Absconding.-Margaret Slater was charged \ with absconding from the service of Mr Davis of Elizabeth-street, on 28th June. She pleaded guilty and was sentencel to nine mouths im- prisonment with hard labor. Larceny.-Willifrud Macintyre was charged with stealing on the 4th instant, 201bs of cheese of the value of 10s. the property of William Warren. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months imprisonment with hard labor. Absconding.-John Wilson was charged b}' D. C. Morley with having absconded on the 22nd July, from his authorised place of resi- dence at Mr Fisher's, Cascade Road. He was apprehended in a public house. Several times had. he been punished for the same offence. He was sentenced ...
THE MERCURY Published Monday, Wednesdat & [?]riday. FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 7TH 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
THE MERCURY Publtahto iïtottbajT, £S3címtaaaa & jfrfong FRIDAY. MORNING, AUGUST 7TH 1857. WE announced, in our last issue, that a meet- ing will be held to-morrow at Bothwell, for the purpose of considering the subject of the Waste Lands. This meeting has been con- vened by the Police Magistrate ; and, it it anticipated, that the representatives of the District, in both Houses of Parliament, will attend. As we believe this to be the precursor of similar meetings to be held in every district throughout the Island,wetake this opportunity of offering a few observations equally applicable to all. The consideration of this question cannot now be avoided : that it should have been delayed so long-deferred until the eleventh hour-is to be regretted. "We had hoped that the people would have brought their influence to bear upoa the Government during the time the matter was under review; and, at some considerable length, we laid the whole question before them, pointing out their dutie...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
~"u&lt; 3Great Annual Clearing Sale. n OP 20,000 PAIRS of Ï BOOTS AND SHOES - ' AT t ALBERT HOUSE, COLLINS STREET, i Near the Post Office, (And opposite the Ship Inn, Hobart Town.) ." Tli'e lest of goods al Jess than cost price lo make roomfor large shipments shortly ¡ ( , expected io arrive \)\ Notice! Notice ! Notice! ."Gentlemen's'Wellington Boots 17 C former price 25 0 * Men's Strong Wucher Boots IO 0 " 14 G Women'sCiislimcrei.Lasting do 5 0 " 7 G . Children's Shoes strapped. 1 G " 3 0 v Also 'Ladies' 'and Gentlemen's Fashionable Boots and Shos at coat pi ice. i Heads of Familia» embrace this opportunity i. and call early. Remember ! this is no clearing ont sale of inferior Goods, bnt of the best description, for which this ) o', Establishment is famed ' > through the Land ~Hotice-Colonial-" made Boots and Shoe? Cheaper than any other house in the Land. Ladies' and Gentlemen's extra large ' sized Boots and Shoes , 'H' , &lt; CHAULES WARD-Proprietor. Branch Est...
LAUNCESTON, August 5TH. 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 7 August 1857
LAUNCESTON, Auzust 5TH. 1857. Tile Flour Market is daily becoming firmer here. About 300 bugs were shipped for Melbourne bj the Itojal Shepherd yesterday, and there is no doubt but the strange prejudices so long existing against the best Flour in Australia, will soon be done away with. Some millers are holding firmly for £21, others will accept £20, and a sale was made yesterday at £19 10s per ton. Tbero is a good demand for Wheat for export to both Melbourne and Sydney, the Munford took] away upwards of 7000 bushels yesterday for tho latter port. Oats are not in such demaud, 10s Gd per, bushel is the average rate at present. Flour per ton of 2000 lbs. At Steam Mill Tamar (Thompson & Co.,) fine £20 ; Seconds £18. Union Steam Mill (Gaunt) fine £21 ; Seconds £19.-Com wall Chronicle. VICTORIA. Br way of Launceston, we have news from Melbourne to the 4th inst., Hie following is from the " Argus" of Monday last. Liquors.-The prices of spirits are generally well supported, at the ...