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CHINA. COMMENCEMENT OF HOSTILITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 23 October 1860
CHINA. I COMMENCEMENT OF HOSTILITIES. We have papers from Hongkong to the 25th of August. The OVERLAND TKADE REPOHT. of that date, gives the following as tho latest from the seat of war ; On the 12th of August the allies advanced on the entrenched camp which was situated tnitl I way betweoen Pehtang and Taku. On their approach the Tartar cavalry boldly sallied out to meet them. The British cavalry immedia- tely charged, utterly routing and dispersing the Tartars, who fled in all directions for refuge The allies then stormed and took the camp, the enemy retiring through an opening judiciously loft for such an event, and entrenched them« selves in some villages hard by. From these they were dislodged and were pursued until they took shelter under the walls of the Tuku forts, which appearing formidable and well defended, were not then uttaoked. J^On the löth.-howt-ver, a grand attack was to be made ou these forts. . The rebels had carried out their threat of attacking the city of Shang...
NEW SOUTH WALES [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 23 October 1860
NEW SOUTH. WALES 1 Our dates by the Tasmania are to the 17th inst. ' The political news is not important. The Kiandra gold-fields have not yet begun to realise the rich promise thoy gave. The Alpine Pioneer of the 2nd October, says : The Escort loft the Camp on Saturday afternoon with the following*-1575 ounces 10pennyweights, deposited during the week; and 1124 ozs. depo- sited last week,-making a total of 2(309 ozs. 10 dwts. The weather during the last few days has been favourable for work, though it rained heavily on Tuesday and Wednesday last. The yield, therefore, of last week must be considered very sa- tisfactory. Numbers continue to arrive, but fully two-thirds almost immediately return, the majority of whom never put pick or spade into the awl. Tho Twofold Bay Telegraph reporls the discovery of new diggings at Pinchgut as follows: " A party of Germans have just arrived in Eden , and report tho discovery of a rich gold-field on the Snowy River, about Ti miles distant. Tho ac...
VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 23 October 1860
VlCÏOBtA, -¡*. Wo are iii receipt of Melbourne papers to tile" 19th hint., from which we take tho following items of intelligence : WESTERN PROVINCE ELECTION.-The following was the official déclaration of the poll : M'Crao 34!), Haines, 2G7. Majority for M'Crne, 82. ' THE EXPLORATION PARTY.-A special meeting of the Council of the Royal Society was held in the Philosophical Institute, for the purpose of having nn interview with Professor Neumeyer, who lias returned from tho Darling, whither he accompanied the Exploring Expedition from Swnu Hill. Dr. Eados occupied the chair. Professor Neumeyer stated, that on his return to Swan Hill from the Darling, he found that certain statements had been published in the newspapers ; and, after consideiing 03 to the probable effect of those communicatioust he carno to the conclusion that it was due to Mr! Burke, and tho officers of tho expedition, that ho Bhould pay a visit to Melbourne for the express purpose of giving an account of the expediti...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 23 October 1860
Steam to Melbourne. Return Tickets. Return Tickets. THE T. S. N. Company's Steamship ^IHIIIII'"^' Alfred Darby, Commander, _ idäälls^s» -will leave for MELBOURNE, ou "WEDNESDAY, 31st October, at tbree o'clock p.m. FABES. £ 8. d. > Return Tickets, available for two months or four voy ages... 12 10 0 Single Passage, Saloon. 7 0 0 Singlo Passage, Steerage. 3 10 0 Children under 12 years of age in pro- portion. BENJ. M. CUNNINGHAM:, Manager, T.S.N. Co. Franklin Wharf, October 4th, 18C0. Direct and Nearest Route to the Snowy River Gold Fields. Steam to Sydney, via Twofold Bay. . ," THE .T.S.N.Co's Steam s^g^ ship "TASMANIA," J. Clinch, commander, will "a-a^ leave for the abovo porls jSab on or about THTJESDAY, October the 25th, at 12 o^clock noon. FAKES TO TWOFOLD BAÏ, Tlie nearest Port to the DiggingB. Kaloon . £7 7 0 Steerage. 3 10 0 Children under 12 years of age in proportion. BENJ. M. CUNNINGHAM, Manager T. S. N. Co. Franklin Wharf, October Olli, 1SG0. For Launceston. THE favorit...
MONDAY—22ND OCTOBER 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 23 October 1860
MONDAY-Ü2NU OCTOBEB ÎSUO. Bfcroith tho Right Wouhipful IkoMiijoi.R Lo« is, and R Walkei J3»qis Two di uni aids (females) weio each fined lQäand six biawleis weie each fined 5s Bl-FORE the Mu.} 01 and R Walkei Esq, DisTunniNO THE PEACE -Geoigo Peyton, a man m the emploj of the Gas Compinj, vas charged bj Seijeunt Cuoj with diatuibing the peace on Sa tinda} night Mi L eos appeared foi the defendant, « ho pleaded not guilt) Scijcaiit- Gai ej s' at"d that ho saw the defendant m Micquaiie ftioct ne a quaitei befoie 11 o clock on Satin da} night, theio «oie two othoi peisnns with lum 'ihe defendant «as shouting veiy loud and using obscene hinginge Constable Geoigo Mooic conoboiated Caiey's statement Soi leant du ey, »e culled by Mi Lees, stated that he had a cliaige against a constable, and that the defendant «as a witness, birt he did not 1 now that at the time Mi Leos called foi the defence, Duncan MePluo watchman at the Bank pf Van Diemen s Land, who ->tnlcd that he saw the defend a...
MARIA ISLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 23 October 1860
MARIA ISLAND. WE believe it is the intention of the government to resume possession of Maria Island, which for the last eight years has been under rental to Mr. Hamlet FLETCHER. In terminating Mr. FLETCHER'S occupancy the government, we believe, become the purchasers of that gentle- man's stock and crops. The former consist of &nbsp; &nbsp; upwards of 4,000 sheep is their wool, and a considerable number of cattle and horses. These it is proposed to dispose of by auction, and they will probably be brought to the hammer in the course of the ensuing month. We understand that the terms on which Mr. FLETCHER cedes possession of the Island have not been definitively arranged, but that the award is expected to be made in a few days. By the sale of a portion of the Island, which will shortly be brought into the market, an opportunity will be afforded to capitalists and settlers to obtain some very fine land possessing the great advantage of water carriage to market.
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. MONDAY, 22ND OCTOBER, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 23 October 1860
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. I MONDAY, 22ND OCTOBEIÎ, 1800. Present,-Hie Ri¿ht Woishipful the Mayoi, Aldeimeu Rheuben, Lipscombe, Lewis, Bu titi, Mm doch, Crisp, and Seabiook The inmutes ot the labt meeting weie lead mid continued IU.10B13 TheSlaughtci House Committee on a lettei of Mr Dossitei, lccomuiended a sc&Jo ot iced loi bod- ing down meat namely 1 sheep to o, (x1, 5 sheep to 10, o 1, und li uud upwards, k1, buUocks,(>d i'liu Coimmtteo also leaommended some tcinpoiuiy ic puirs to the } aid Adopted 1 he Police Committee brought up theil repoit on tho plan pioposed to establish gratuities and superannuation ullouances to constables by deduct- ing a wcekl) sum fioni then pay They recom mended no mteiterence m the matter atpicaont, us the) lett us ired that evci) piopei me isme ot lcwuid \iould be gianted to the constables by the Council On the motion of Aldeiman lipscombe, seconded by iVldeimau Rheuben, the îepoit was adopted stiikin^ out the sentence ' that they lune no donot ...
MANGOLD WURTZEL. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 24 October 1860
MANGOLD WTJKTZEL. ... Although this crop has been more extensively planted in the present than in former seasons, many who might havo done so have omitted, it. We regret to find that it arises, in «omo instances, from a prejudice, founded on the comparative value of Swedes and mangolds for stall-feeding purposes in England, and which, were it not for the differ- ence in climate, would perhaps be entitled to weight. But in consequence of our being more highly favored as regards solar heat, the saccha- rine matter, and consequently the feeding proper- ties of the root, ore largely increased, and the pre- ponderance of water, the objectionable property, is rateably diminished. In support of this wo in- stance the well known fact that in Franco sugar is largely and profitably manufactured from beet ; whilst, owing to the deficiency of the heat and tho humid atmosphere of England, no amount of suc- cess has hitherto attended the attompt to procuro sugar in paying quantities from this roo...
FRANCE AND ENGLAND. (TIMES.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 24 October 1860
FRANCE AND ENGLAND. (times ) There aro events which may be felt as they come, und which are not the less acceptable because they justify our presentiment. It was natural to ask what our enterprising' neighbour across the Channel wai likely to do, In the present state of affairs. If ho has done wh common sense said he would do, there is all the more reason for confidence in his discretion. He has written,, so it is stated, to this country, soliciting our co-operation in what maybe called a conservotive policy as respects the melancholy débris of the Western and the Eastern Empire, Italy and Turkey. He invites "Elland to assist in saving Italy from interverti»», and Turkey from disorganization, so as to sustain both in their integrity, yet without being scandals to the civilized world. These are objects to which France might now address herself with some prospect of credit, and even advantage ; but it was necessary that sho should not appear as the single-handed friend of Turkey or of...
SINGAPORE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 24 October 1860
! SINGAPORE. I -. The Banka Straits Survey.-We have received from Mintoli intelligence of the progress of the survey of the Straits of Banka and the adjacent waters. The results are important, and will be of interest to shipmasters. Her Ma- jesty's ship Saracen, Captain Staunton, has been for some time engaged in prosecuting the survey, and has been particularly favored by circum- stances ibis season. Since leaving Singapore, the officers of the Saracen have surveyed the Banka coast from Miuioli to Tira baga rocks, and from Fulo Dapur to Baginda Point, at the entrance of Gaspar Straits. At the latter point, the soundings were extended 20 miles off land. The Banka shoal was not discovered, however, and it is now declared to be a myth. In the Lucipara Channel it was found that the coast, which is formed of mangrove jungle, has pro- gressed to the eastward. It is stated that the channel is now contracted to a breadth of only one mile and a quarter, and it is probable that within a few ...
THP STRAITS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 24 October 1860
THP ST li AITS, The most important item of news from Java by this mail is the mutiny of the Swiss troops at Samarang, and a discovery that a similar spirit of revolt existed amongst '.he European soldiers in other parts of Java. As far as had buen aspertained, the disaffection is confined to the Swiss soldiers who havo beep sent out to Java iii large numbers for some time past. These consjst for the most part of mon who were formerely in the Neapolitan service, and their chief ground of complaint is said to bo the jusutljcieupy and badness of the rations supplied to them.' On the night of the 17th of August, the in« habitants ot Samarang were thrown into a state of great alarm hy the intelligence that the Euro- pean troops stationed in the Wurtemburg barrack there lind mutinied. From nine o'clock in the evening until three o'clock next morning, the conspirators made constant attempts to break though the cordon which had been promptly formed round tho barrack by the nativa troops and...
HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Nercury Office, Tuesday Afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 24 October 1860
HOBART TOWN MARKETS. -« Nercury Oßce, Tuesday Afternoon. ' ' Wheat is firm at 8s. 3d. per bushel, but the quantity coming forward is inconsiderable. The wheat brought by tho Ciicassian comes princi- pally to order. In other dosciiptions of grain noxt lo nothing is doing. Hay is plentiful with no change in prices. Potatoes come in very sparingly and quotations remain as last given. There is a steady demand for colonial flour,many expecting higher rates before long, and prices aro -firm at £>Q per ton. Chilian flour .£18. Bran Is. id. to Is. "d. per bushel.
QUEENSLAND. (FROM THE ARGUS CORRESPONDENT.) BRISBANE, October 10. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 24 October 1860
QUEENSLAND. ' ,' 11 (fboJÎ the abovs correspondent.) I Brisbane, October 10. ' Boeing mattors havo as yet formed littlo or no : ., portion of' my weekly budgets of news, for, with one exception, tho meets have been too unim ' portant to be of any interest at such a distance. , The proposed "Queensland Champion Kaco" is, ' ' however, likely to turn tho attention of sporting », men to ibis colony. The North Aufctoalian Jockey ' Club have advertised a champion sweepstakes of ¿IM) each, with ¿61,000 added, which is lo b.o run for on thO lae* Wednesday of May, 18(51, and is to be open to au* horses in the Ansti alian and adjoining colonies. The raco is to , be ; ' three miles round tho Ipswioh ? conrso-MMio event; half forfeit to bo declared boforo the 1st February, 1801. More than half the re- quired sum has already been subscribed in Queens land, and it is stated that Mr. Tait, the ownor of " " Zoo, intends to reserve his mare for the occasion. If m> we aro likely to havo a good spr...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 24 October 1860
BIRTHS. On the 22nd instant, the wife of Alfred BOCK, of &nbsp; &nbsp; a daughter. o 24 On the 11th instant, at Sorell, Mrs. H. GATE- HOUSE, of a daughter. o24 DEATHS. At Green Ponds, on Monday, the 22nd instant, WILLIAM MILLER, of Green Ponds, aged 52 years. The Funeral will leave his late residence, at 11 o'clock, on Friday next, for the Chapel Burying Ground, Hestercombe, where it is expected to arrive at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this as an invitation as no circulars will be issued. o26
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 24 October 1860
SOUTH AUSTRALIA, ,-» . Wo havo South Australian datos to tho 13th instant. The news of most importance is that relating to Stuart's expedition. The following is from tho South Australian Register of the 10th instant: " At length " tho mystery of the interior," as it has so long been designated, is solved. Enough is known to warrant us in making the assertion that tho centro of this long impervious continent is neither a shallow sea nor a sterile deBert. It is, on the contrary, nn elevated region, on tho wholo fertile, and by no means destitute of wator. The Ministry, who aro hi possession of Mr. Stuart's soorot» aro pledged not to reveal it just at presentí ; but thoy rovealod enough during tho ' course of debute yesterday in tho Assembly to I warrant us in so describing the country over which Mr. Stuart, Mr. Kokwick, and Mr. Head have passed and repassed. And this iuferenco is cor- roborated by the admissions of the threo adven- turous companions in this arduous and most suc- cessf...
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 24 October 1860
SHIP MAILS. .-? Maim will close at the General Post Office, Hobart Town, as under : For New Zealand and Queensland via Sydney, , per first vessel, to-morrow, at 11 a.m. For Twofold Bay and Sydney, per Tasmania, ditto, ditto. - ? S. T. HARDINGE, Postmaster. . P.S.-Mails for Sydney and Adelaide, are made 'Up at this Office, und forwarded via Melbourne, by every Steam Vessel departing from Hobart Town or Launceston.