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POLICE INTELLIGENCE. WEDNESDAY. Before F Burgess Esq. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 February 1857
POLICE INTELLIGENCE. WEDNESDAY. Before F Burgess Esq. Desertion. - Captain Young, of the whaling barque Nautilus, complained of an articled seaman &nbsp; named Marchant for having deserted the ship at &nbsp; Maria Island on 30th of last September. The man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 60 days &nbsp; imprisonment with hard labor. assault.-lsabella Johnson charged her ne'gh bour Ellen Bruce with having, without any provo- &nbsp; cation, OBsnuhed and cruelly beaten her tbout 3 weeks .since. A respect iblew tness named Hud- son (who knew neither of the pai ties) stated that he h"d mver witnessed a more ¿noss and wan on assault. 'I he comph i mut ti id given no provo- cation. A young gul named D',y-who went to school and had mastered the Lord's prayer-coiro borBted the evidence of H lids 'ii. The defend mt was fined twenty »lull tigs and costs. Diunkanls.-One «minn was fined four pounds, und five of the masniliuc gender Were onlered to p iy twenty sh...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 February 1857
Steam to and from New Norfolk THE favourite steamer MONARCH leaves New Norfolk DAILY dutmg the Summer months at 7 30 a.ni, Bridgewater 8 30, and Rest Down at 9 15, arriving in town about ten o'cloclc ; and re. turns to New Norfolk, leaving the Old Wharf, at half-past three p.m. daily FARES, Saloon. Fore cabin. To or from New Norfolk 5s 4s Bridgewater and Compton, 3s 2s Rest Down. 2s Luttrell & Wise, Proprietors gsJT All consignments and orders from the coun try punctually and faithfully attended to. The Eagle Zsine of Packets THE LIVERPOOL AUSTRA. LIAN NAVIGATION COxM _;PANY'S ( THE GREAT BRITAIN, . 3500 tons, 500 horse-power, JOHN-GRAY, ESQ. COMMANDER, Will be dispatched for Liverpool. EARLY IN MARCH. For freight or passage apply to Messrs BltlGH 1 . BROS. Melbourne j or to W. KNIGHT, New Wharf For London. THE new A 1 first class fast-sailing barque HARROWBY. Will/am Stohie, Commander, _ Is now loading for the above port alongside the Franklin Wharf, and having a con- sider...
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE LUGISLAIIVE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 February 1857
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE LUGISLAIIVE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY. J lie riesitlent tunk ins beat at twenty minutes past four o'clock. PF.Ti nox Mr. B'sdee presented a Pet tion from the district of Oailuuds . gainst increased til x11 ion. Hie I'eiuioii was received, and read, and notice g h en lor tomorrow, this day, th it it be primed. ORDERS OF I'fiE D\Y. CUMOMb UVTIES BlLf> Mr. NAIRN in moving the Hi»t read'ng of this Hill, &lt;it uliich he had given notice the previous day, did nut intend 10 enter into m.y discuisioii or explanation, either upon its princ pies, or its pur puil: there wits one point, however, io which the lion. Member fur the Huou lind referred, jeslerday, upon which he would »fier u few îemai ks : the linn. Member had asked, whether the Governor or the Parliament hud the power to alter the Customs Duties? Some lime ago tha Governor, having »loubis on tins rahjpct, communicated with the Sicreiary of Stite, and the question was ref,rred to the law Officers m En...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 February 1857
SYDNEY. Our advices from this colony are to the lZlb in-tnnt. The Chief Secretary had announced that the session might be terminated by the end ol the current month, if the mumbi'M would co- operate lor that purpose. The Umpire of the 9th lia« the subjoined r -marks on the intellec tuil and practical calibre of the Legislative A&lt;?cn bly : We have ever maintained that tiie present Assemblv c -ntains a large amount of charac- ter and talent, and we believe several of tin liest men in tim colinby are members of thal body. But, through what Mr. Jones calls the "unnatural divisions" of parties, tin House as a body has 'ost its way. For itc strange enormities, there is one man more answerable than all others, who, as far as we can judge, has about as little perception ol the mischief he has done as he has of his own unfitness f&lt; r the public position he occupies. Mr. Djiiahlson, by his inordinate vanity, hi» utter inability to comprehend principle-:, and his puerile ...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 February 1857
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. The Condemned Culprit Nixon. The warrant for the execution of George Nixon, con- victed of the murder of Henry Chamberlayne, has been issued, and Tuesday week, the 3rd of March, is ap- pointed as the day. The wretched criminal, we are &nbsp; informed, maintains a sullen, apparently a hardened &nbsp; demeanour, although the Roman Catholic clergy are &nbsp; assiduous in their attendance. The fatal ceremony &nbsp; will take place, as usual, within the precincts of the prison. The Missing Charge Sheet.-A most amusing affair took place at the Police office on Wed- nesday morning. On returning from his private room, and retaining his seat upon the Bench, Mr. Burgess &nbsp; missed the Charge Sheet. Had he taken it with him into his private office ? No. The Sheet was not there ! Had the District taken it into the watchhouse? No. &nbsp; &nbsp; Five or six constables had searched, but could not find it. Where could it...
THE ABORIGINES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 February 1857
THE ABORIGINES. THE history of the now, nearly, defunct in- habitants of this beautiful Island, is a dismal one; and its traditions, as well as many of its &nbsp; melancholy facts, are well known to all the old settlers. Hunted like wild beasts, from &nbsp; one part of the Colony to the other, shot down like carrion, their wives and daughters torn from them,—the old story, so often told, of the aggressive power of the strong arm, overpowering, by oppressive cruelty and wrong, the defenceless inanity of the weak. Passing over these distressing annals, we come to the present condition of the small remnant of the former possessors of the land, the Aborigines of Oyster Cove, supposed to be under the kind and careful protection of their salaried Superintendent. Of the manner in which these poor creatures are treated, even of their very numbers and condition, of the mode in which they are em- ployed, or, of the manner in which they are not, the public are left in total ign...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. CITY ARTICLE. Mercury Office, Saturday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. CITY ARTICLE. Mercury Office, Saturday Evening. Considerable dissatisfaction has "been evinced at tho dslay, which has taken place in making known the result of the tenders by the Com- missariat ; we learn, however, that flour has been offeied at from £14 10. to £15 per ton, potatoes at ^d and id per lb, and bread at 3£d per loaf; from these figures, therefore, some opinion may be formed of our future prospects as regards breadstuifs. The farmer still holds back his wheat, and but a very small quantity of- now grain has come into the nnrket. this is, we still think, injudicious, for there is still on hand nearly two thousand tons of foreign flour, available at a moment'6 notice. It is very true, that we need not expect any immediate importa- tions, a very heavy loss having been incurred on the last two cargoes. The intelligence from CantonJiad,at the be- ginning of the week, an unfavourable influence on the tea market, but advices from Melbourne have restore...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
NEW ZEALAND. Intelligence has been received in Sydney fiom Auckland np to the ;lst ult. The cor- respondent of the Herald advises that paper as follows : The exodus to which our own depressed state, and the glowing pictures of your Rocky diggings, gave a combined impetus, has now exhausted itself, and it is only reasonable to infer that the ebb will ere long be followed by a returning flood. Attention is again being sought to be directed to our Coromandle gold fields, which have never yet had anything like a practical examination-the diggers be- ing a handful, the prospecting imperfect, and no sinking beyond six or eight feet. No one has visited the Coromandle ranges without being struck with their highly auriferous character, and without feeling an innate con- viction that with one-half the industry which was bestowed on many of the gold-fields of Australia, that that of Coromandle would be found to be a rich and productive one. Some day no doubt, it will yet astonish us all. Of im...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
NOTICE TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS. MR. WATNV7RI3HT, Our Collector, started on his Country Tour yesterday, Tuesday 17th February 13S7, and will visit Sore'.l, Richmond, Jerusalem, Brighton, Broad- marsh, Bothwell, Bagdad, Green Ponds, and the surrounding Districts in the course of tb>3 week. We trust our Country sup« porters will be prepared for his visit, and respond to hi; application, by a settlement of their accounts. The receipts tor monies on account of this Office are upon Blue Paper JO SOT U A.VI d3
LATEST DATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
LATEST DATES. England . Dec. 14 San Francisco. Deem 19 New York . --.. Novcm 2 Cape of Good Hopo. Dec 30 Mauritius . ... ... Dec. 7 Singapore . ... Sept 8 Ceylon . Ocfc 15 China . Sept 12 Calcutta. :. Oct 24 Bombay. Sept 2 Valparaiso . Oct 20 Australian Colonies, viz ¡-... Victoria . Feby. 20 Sydney . Fob 10 Adelaido. Feb 13 New Zealand . Feb 20 Western Australia . Jan 31
NATIONAL PREJUDICES VANQUISHED THE TRIUMPHS OF A GREAT DISCOVERY [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
NATIONAL PREJUDICES VANQUISHED TUE TRIUMPHS OF A ORUAT DISCOVERY Tile niaglietib influence of #old attracts the people of every clune" io our slidrea. Alert of "li nations, and speaking all languages of civilizati >n, are to he found congregated on our auriferous plains. Differing in all other things in their cus- toms, habits, and religion-there is one pojnt upon which their opinions coincide. English men and Americans, French, Siviss, Germans, .Vvedes, Italia.ns( and Chinese admit, uitbouta dissenting voice, that the great retii edies introdu- ced to the world twenty years »go tiy Professor Holloway, the ilistingnisheil physician and pli ir uiaenpulist, are better adapted tu the cure of dis- eases in this elim ite than any other preoaraiions in existence. This appe ira, in fact, to be the ex- perience of mankind in nil parts ofthe world, and hence the universal popularity of these medicines. We consider, however, that the boundless Confi- dence placed in their cfiicacv Uy the r...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
THEATRE ROYAL. , ¿ ÎEHie 'EVENING, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY- 23 ftaconfiinight of Beckstonc's splendid drama entitled VICTORINE. " '-Liist night but one of those inimitable Artistes ».ADELAIDE and JOEY GOUGENHEIM, *" " FIRST APPEARANCE OP MR DAVIES Wie performances will -commence with BucVstone's Drama in three acts, (by special request,) entitled VICTORINE. VICTORINE . Miss ADELAIDE ELISE . Miss JOEY Favourite Ballad . Mis« Stewart Overtures and Popular Airs. by the Orchestra. To concluäo with the admired nautical drama MIDDY ASHOBE. TUESDAY Evening, for the Boneflt of Miss JOEY GOUGBNHK1M. WEDNESDAY Evening, a Giand JUVENILE night -tho performances to terminate by eleven o'clock ; upon which occasion (ho Sisters Adelaide and Joey have given their services. Now in active preparation, - The Irish Heiress ; Tho Willow Copse; The Condoin Brothers ; Richard j e Third ; Rose of Etterick Vale ; Faust and Marguerite OT Private Boxes,£2 2s ; or 5s a Single Ticket ; Dress Boxes, 4s ; Pit 2s ; Galle...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Feb. 22.-Zephyr, tchooner, Smith Muster, from melbourne. Feb. 22.-Duncan Hoyle, steamer, Mc'Lachlin, from the East Coast. E2ÍTERED OUT. February 20th-Flying Childers, barque, 229 tons, M'Gregor, whaling. SAILED. February. 21-schooner Tommy, GO tons, Morriss, for Melbourne. Feb. 21-City of Hobart, s" 30I tons, Bentley, for Holbourne. Passengers-cabin, Mrs.Yceud und fand-, ly, Miss Webb, Mr. \V. Robertson, Mr. J. W. Fletcher, Air. Snow, Mr., Mrs,, and Miss Butler, Mr. Burgess Mr. C. M. Maxwell and child, Mrs. Rowe, Mr. and Sirs' J. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Young, Mr. C. Officer' Messrs. R. Lewis, J. Swan, C. Clarke, Bentley, J. G' Baptie,' und 20 steerage.. mroBTS. EXPORTS. Per Tommy-8 cases Huon good», 3 do cloth, 3 do coach furniture, F" Hallar & Co ; 75 barrels oil, .SO tierces battled ale, J. A. Corrie, ; GO cases wine, 13 do, F. Huiler 75 tierces beer, 10G0 bushels mult, J. A. Corrie ; 200 boxes cahdlcä, Toiidour & Co ; 28 cases brandy, 40 do ...
WHAT SIR CHARLES NAPIER MAY DO. From the Times. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
WHAT SIR CHARLES NAPIER MAY 1)0. From the Times. Sir Charles may now just as well swallow quietly all that hi» been said aboa: him, for every word moie that comes from his pen will be so much more suvplu-tige. All the world knows how it was. They knew well emugh that the difficulties of the undertaking were, immense, but then they expected a Napier to lind a way lo surmount them. But for this hope government could easily h ¡ive found many a plcasanler fellow, who would get on smoothly with his officers and men, uni give trouble to neither friends nor foes. But they expected more from Sir Charles. They thought he would strike a blow hero and there ; that he would make the best use of hit means, and then leave the responsibility of failure on his government and his country, that would not be content without something or the other. We had a right to expect that at all events he would make au effective diversion in the Baltic, and keep the Russians in such a state of alarm as to detain ...
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. A>'XUAL MEETIXa, Tue Annual meeting of the Members of the above Institute was held in the Hall, Melville street, on Friday evening. The Right Rever- end the Bishop of Tasmania, President, pre- sided. The Right RcratEírn Pkelate, before calling upon the Secretary to read the Report, briefly .-ulverted to the x'arious subjects treated ol'-especially to the proposed class for Chemistry ; to the Society having been ad- mitted into union with the Metropolitan Association ; and to the hopeful prospects of the Institute in general, Tlie Secretary. Muhjiay JîtntoESH, Esq" read the Report, which contained a statement of the affairs of the Society. The liabilities, which last year amounted to £232 6s. 5d., bad buen reduced to £140. The receipts du ring the year amounted to £593 2s. 2d. ¡whilst the expenditure (proper) ol' the year had been £313 0s. 3d. There had also been 461 sub .soribers enrolled during the same period. The Report also alluded to the classes, which ...
GOLD CRUSHING. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
GOLD CRUSHING. Ik AXOTiirjJt column will be found intel- ligence fiom South Australia on this subject which ought to create some interest amongst us. The bankers ol' Adelaide are combining to get a proper machine to test the auriferous quid ities of the quartz in their Colony, and are in com munication with tho Government upon the subject. Our banks have made enough out ol' this colony as their dividends have shewn. Will they-or will any of our capitalists-instead ol'begging for more money from the government, follow the example set by their South Australian brethren ? Now is the tiniJ lo test their patriotism, they have a very good opportunity of showing it-but will they ?
THEATRE ROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
THEATRE ROYAL. Tun performances this evening promise to be moro than usually attractive : Buckstone's Drama of "Victorine'' or " I'll sleep on it" possesses great interest, and was, we believe, originally performed at the Adelphi in Lon- don with very great success and to crowded audiences. The Farce of the "Middy Ashore" will be presented with an attractive novelty in one of the principal characters, which wc have no doubt will be"duly appreciated. We would remind the puhlic,that this even- ing will be the last but one of the appearance of the Sisters, whose performance in "Victorine" will enable each of the accomplished Artistes to display her individua 1 style of acting in the most captivating manner.
REVIEWS. William Buckley, the Wild White Man, and his Port Phillip Black Friends. By JAMES BONWICK, Melbourne, Nichol. Hobarton Walch. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
REVIEWS. William Buckley, the Wild White Man, and his Port Phillip Black Friends. By JAMES BONWICH, Melbourne, Nichol. Hobarton Walch. MR. Bonwick's last publication extends over 97 pages of unconnected reminiscences of the aboriginal population of Port Phillip : for the title, so far as Buckley is concerned, is decep- tive, not more than a dozen pages being di- rectly relative to him—nor those very explicit or circumstantial. The principal merit of the book is that which necessarily attaches to any compilation, comprising a number of facts obtained from sources not generally available. Beyond this, it can claim little or nothing, for the author has far from made the most of the materials ready to his hands. The chapter on the origin of our natives is meagre and unsa- tisfactory in the extreme. To the future historian of Victoria, the book will be useful, rather as one indicating sources of information than affording much itself. We take occasion to remark, that it is a positive dis...
HOBART TOWN PRICE CURRENT Corrected up to five o'clock on Saturday Evening last [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 February 1857
iioiuiir TOiVtf pille a curiuiËxr Corrected up to fíes o'clock on Saturday Evening last ALE $ BUER-(whoUale) AU, Jiass's No S per dot I Iii» lid Worthington and Robinson's No 3 i er Mut 01 s d Alsopp s ¡io i,perh'U lit &lt;'s i d Oilto pate Eau india per hhd l\ 'il. &lt;d to ¿t It« d Oilier brands per hhd S I s (Id to l-l Alsopp's per dozen I'» nd to I sud iSyais's ! s HU to ils lid Duckworth's 11« d lo Wa öd Bryant and Daviis 12« d to 3* d ".i-''«'iU» d tu 11« Od Uibberl's IOi OI to III» 01 Oliirlo'tl r/,l Is to is. I'orler, Barclay'', pu mut li .'* to li I s Elliott and Wolney s ptr hhd li s od lo 17 i * Other brands ti I s i d lo li »s d Trueman'* X pei- hhd lu ñs &lt;d to li ñ* i d Trueman'« XX ¡er hhd lh \ s i d to l'¡ I s d Tiylors stout per hhd li is d lo li lu« >d Byass s quarts per dot 12« d to 13« id Whitbread'* stout per das I.« «lil &lt; .id Marzelli's porter per dot I '« d to .'« ¿ri/ant and Davis'i per doz As nd to II« dei Otter iou.e...