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HUON REGATTA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 January 1858
HUON REGATTA. -. taki ii stirring Bcgatta, which has for boal ?onf a time been looked for by all Isesof the community, passed off in a I oiritcd and satisfactory mann,/ " Lrday. The ground selected was/ ' 1 ¿riised on the last occ.O* ' I-fes Point. TheM^" ifVi^njer^were wel' ' ""* jjpönarch and j , ff» loaded with ' iadtuttle after noon. | fermanie Election many I âlis were prevented from I /the pleasures of tho day. f occasion, has there ever /ed such numbers of cheer, ted faces either afloat or , Huon river or its banks nbled yesterday, being on a some 2000 persons. Every . craft and boats were repre ,he greatest harmony prevail out tho day. The booths Ita ground wero occupied by Victuallers of tho Franklin, banks of the Huon river. The booth under the management ¿sternum, as regards comfort niencc were most satisfactory ; ids wero of tho choicest a, and tho spread was excellent, ins and his efficient band wero y the coininittec,iuid discoursed lient music during the day. ter the ...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 January 1858
SYDNEY. Br the Black Swan we have Sydney journals to the 23rd alt : The Legislative Assembly was dis- solved by proclamation on the previous Saturday. The Herald observes: Since.theday when Oliver Cromwell sent the Speaker's mace to the guard- house, and prayed ajoud for deliverance from Sir Harry Vane, never has a Par- liament been treated so rudely. Hon. Members have been fairly kicked out of doors. The probability is, that the Premier found it difficult to get 'up a decent Ministerial explanation and vale- dictory address, and did not like to come to the House for fear that unpleas« ant thinge aright be laid to bim. Vt. Jone«, too, the Minister of Finance, his resignad. Perhaps this rupture in tie Cabinet had something to do with the insulting mode in which the House oí Assembly has been broken op, and the Legislative Council mauled. Judging from the general tone of the articles in the Sydney papers, from' the, gossip of the clubs, and the speeches delivered atpublicmeetings.the ...
THE BLIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 January 1858
THE BLIGHT. We have lately been conversing with a gentleman, intimately and practically acquainted with agricultural pursuits in this colony, upon the subject of the blight, to whose devastating influence so much injury has, of late, been ascribed. Whole crops, in some districts of the colony,have beon irretrievably destroyed by the unopposed march of this mildew- ing curse ; and we have in common with others, therefore, pondered deeply and painfully upon it in the hope of devising some means for counteracting and des- troying its baneful effects. We do not pre- tend to any practical knowledge of Agriculture ourselves, and we are not, therefore, in a position to reject the hy- pothesis which has been suggested-viz: that what is termed the blight is to be attributed entirely to the poverty of the soil-incident to the neglect, which is too often exhibited, of not properly and sufficiently feeding it with manure. The soil is like every thing else in nature-it perishes for the want of n...
YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 January 1858
YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. The grain market remains in a depres- sed condition, and except for local re- quirements nothing whatever is transac- ted. Wheat has experienced a still further decline and is now quoted at 6s 9d to 7s per bushel the best samples. Oats are very scarce and realize from 5s 6d to 6s 6d per bushel according to the sample. There is no English or Cape barley in the market, the supplies being all exhausted. Business, if any- thing, has been a little brisker in hay than recently, and prices have still a downward tendency ; the loose and country pressed ranges from £6 to £7 10s per ton according to quality ; the hydraulic pressed is in no demand and may be quoted at £8 10s per ton. New potatoes range from £8 to £10 per ton according to the sample. No change has taken place in the flour market either one way or the other, and business continues inactive. Flour from the best colonial wheat is quoted at £18 per ton. Bran is not so brisk as lately, and fetches 1s 9d to 2s pe...
OUR MONTHLY EUROPEAN SUMMARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 January 1858
OUR MONTHLY EUROPEAN SUMMARY. In entering upon our task as Daily Journalists, we do not intend to flinch from the performance of any duty which has been deemed necessary to the faith- ful discharge of the trust reposed in us. In the neighbouring colonies, New South Wales and Victoria, the Daily Journals have invariably published a Monthly Summary of news for transmission by the mail to England ; and the advan- tages to the colony accruing from such a practice are so manifest that we have resolved to adopt a similar course our- selves. There can be no doubt that Tasmania has suffered considerably in consequence of the neglect of its diurnal press to perform this part of its duty ; the advantages which this colony pos- sesses over its more wealthy neighbours, are peculiar to herself. We may not have gold in the same abundance, but we have treasures neither few nor despi- cable. Of these treasures, little if any- thing is known in England. We have been thrown into the shade by the glit...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 January 1858
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. The following extracts from the Home News of the 10th October supply some English commercial information, which the imperfect state of the files received by sailing vessels has prevented us publishing hitherto : The Board of Trade returns for the past month just issued continue to ex- hibit a steady growth in the commerce of the country. As compared with the corresponding month of last year, there is an increase of £885,513 in the de- clared value of our exportations. This has been greatly diffused, and there is scarcely an item of any importance on the unfavorable side. A slight dimi- nution in the shipments of cotton goods is accounted for by the cessation of con- signments to Calcutta, the total to India during the month being scarcely more than a third of the quantity sent in August, 1856. Still the aggregate des- patched to that market during the pre- sent year shows an augmentation. In the present case it is to be remarked that, while there has been a ...
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 January 1858
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. Our ALMARACKi-A-Our Subscribers will each receive this day, a gratis copy of our Almanack for the year. It is the first illus- trated sheet which has ever appeared from the Tasmanian Press; and.as such,possesses a', novelty and an interest independent of the matter it contains. Considerable time and .labor-has beoa boslownil. in cnnipilwig the Almanack-the remarkable events of each day,in the year having been carefully revised. Less' interesting Occurrences Have been made to give place to those of a more recent date; and consequently possessing more general sympathy. Indeed every item in the Almanac has undergone a careful revision, and may be implicitly relied upon as accurate. The Local sketches wo are sure will be acceptable to our subscribers ; and altogether we trust that Our New Year's Gift will be found both useful and interesting. A Remarkable Change.-Wo know not what change has come orer tho spirit of St. Petersburg, but the English people seem sud- de...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 January 1858
Commissariat, Hobtrt Town. 30th December 1857. &nbsp; Conveyance of Invalid Soldiers, Women and Children to England. TENDERS, in duplicate, will be received at this Office until 13 o'clock on Wed- nesday next, the 6th proximo, for the con- veyance to Gravesend in a vessel provided with an experienced surgeon, of about— 20, including men and children over 10 years of age &nbsp; 4 women 4 children. The tenders must state the name and tonnnge of the vessel, height between decks, port of destination, time of sailing, and the rate required for, each person respectively, distinguishing the rate for children above 10 years of age from that for children below. Inspecting officers will be appointed to report upon the eligibility of the ship for the service required, previous to the acceptance &nbsp; &nbsp; of any tender. The officers are to be provided with a proper and suitable mess, including a pint of &nbsp; good port or good white wine each, per di...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 1 January 1858
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. A schooner was signalled last evening at sundown. The European, mail steamer, was sighted from this town yesterday (17th ultimo), on her way to the westward, carrying the Aus- tralian mails of this month to Britain. Portland Guardian. &nbsp; WHALING VESSELS. -The following whal- ing vessels are at present in port :- Barques, Flying Childers, Terror, and Catherine ; brigs, Julia, Calypso, and Maid of Erin. THE MAID OF ERIN. -Yesterday morning some repairs were made in the steam of the Maid of Erin, below water mark. A work- &nbsp; man from the establishment of Mr. Mac- gregor having equipped himself in a diving dress with helmet, fitted with strong glass bull's eyes, descended, and fastened a sheet of copper to the side of the vessel. This occupied about an hour and a quarter, at the expiration of which time the diver as- cended, apparcntly nothing the worse for his temporary submersion. The Tasmania (s) is expected to haul off the patent slip ...
MAURITIUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 2 January 1858
MAURITIUS. We have Mauritius papers to the 20th ultimo. The Commercial Gazette has the following article on the present state of the sugar market, which is of some interest, as pointing to the proba- bility of supplies : A merchant from the "Land o' Cakes," to give us a definition of the absorbing nature of business with those who were well inured lo it, described to us a dealer in sweetsj who, when he saw some one in the trade, could not t\ait till he was outside of the church on Sunday after the service to ask, " IIow's sugar, and how'f, ¿>w¿fcv"v"-IIe 'could not contain himself, and sugar got the best of the sermon he had heard. Su ¿jar is also every tiling to this colony; many of us often forget all else, and the first question ort tho arrival of the mail is, "How is tho sugar mnrket?" Tlie lew detached, extracts which are published immediately alter the mail comes in give a very' indifferent idea "of tlie state of the market. It is only aller time has been allowed to read th...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 2 January 1858
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. YESÏEEDAY'S 31ABKET8. Yesterday beingNow Year's Day many of the offices on the "Wharf were closed, and business altogether was at a «tand still. The quotations remain totally unaltered in every respect. "Wheat rea- lizes 6s. 9d, to 7s, the best t-nmplcs; Oats arc nominal at 6s to 7s ; and the market is quite bare of barley, Loobo nnd country pressed hay ranges from £G to £7 10s. according to quality, and the hydraulic pressed is quoted ¡it£8103. New potatoes arc stationary at £8 to £10. Flour from the bust colonial wheal still remains at £18. Bl an is still quo- ted at Is. 9d. to 2s. per bushel,and sharps at £10 to £12 per ton.
SUPREME COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 2 January 1858
SUPREME COURT. ßOth December, 1857. ' the Chief Justice.) Charles Woolf ^robbery from the ip years' penal , guilty to an Iwith having d'the Hun. aenal ser tnining an hottest livelihood and discharged. One disturber of tho peace wa» fined five shillings; and another young lsdy, named Bridget Meehan, for the same offence, was sentenced to scveu days' imprisonment. ¡/itsault.--Elizabeth Lewis, against whom al information had bceu laid, but who had mglected to appear in answer to the mime, was now brought up on warrant, and re irimdcd on the charge till to-morrow (this day). Subsequently, her husband became biil for her appearance to-morrow (this day). .'Larceny.-.Joseph Smith, was charged vrith stealing two blankets, the propei ty of Jlr. Wilson, of the Cascade Brewery. He yas found guilty, and sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard lalor. , Assault.-This was nn information, laid by a Miss Haley, against a Mrs. Garvey, for assaulting her in New-street, by throwing stones at he...
TO OUR READERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 2 January 1858
TO OUR READERS. It is with great reluctance that we find ourselves compelled to reduce, for a few days, the large size of our paper, as published yesterday. This step has been rendered compulsory by circum- stances over which wo could have had no control-circumstances, which wo never for a moment supposed had any existence. We allwde to the scarcity of mechanical labor. When we stated yesterday that some little oversight might have been made, we certainly never anticipated that it would be one of the present nature. We have des- patched instructions to our agent in Victoria, to engage for us the aid we require : and there can be no doubt that, by the return of the City of Hobart, We shall obtain it. It is a matter to us of deep regret that this should have occurred ; but, our readers will at once perceive, that the circumstances out of which the necessity for so slightly "cur- tailing our fair proportions, " has arisen, are entirely beyond the reach of any in- fluence we could possi...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 2 January 1858
MARRIED At Kensington Church, O'Brien's Bridge, &nbsp; by the Rev. Mr. Bennett, Edward, fourth son of Thomas Chancellor, Esq., Reading, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late &nbsp; David Morgan, Esq., Kensington, England.
THE JURY ACT. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 2 January 1858
THE JURY ACT. We aro happy to be in a position to know that it is tho intention of tlu» Attorney-General to introduce a Bill to amend the present Jury Act, We took occasion, a few days ago, to point out the tiischievous working of the Act as it atjpresent stands, more especially with reference toits operation in Civil Actions, involving questions of grave commercial importance. There is something so manifestly absurd in appointing men to adjudicate and decide upon questions of thejmerits of which they are uuable, through ignorance of the subject, to form an opinion, that we never doubted, for a moment, but that the necefasity for altering the law, so as to obviate such an absurdity, would commend itself,at once, to tne judgment of all ; and,therefore, al- though gratified,we are not surprised that the law is to be amended in that respect. We advert to the subject again now, in or- der to express ahope that, whilst revising the Jury Act, the Attorney General will not lose sight of th...
THE MAYORALTY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 2 January 1858
THE MAYORALTY. We are given to understand that four gentlemen will be nominated for the mayoralty-the present Mayor, J. L. Stewart, Esq., and Messrs. Lewis, Gilles, and Cheyne. On such a question ax this, we do not think it would be right to en- deavour to influence the newly elected Aldermen in the choice of their Mayor. We will only premise, therefore, that it will be the duty of these gentlemen to confer together, and to canvas well the qualifications of each candidate. Their own efficiency and harmony, tho honor of the city, and the dignity of the office, demand this at their hands.
THE ALDERMANIC ELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 2 January 1858
THE ALDERMAN«? ELECTION Tke Scrutineers were engaged up to 8 o'clock last night in going through the various ballot papers. Throughout the whole day a very lively interest was taken in the Election, and many spec- ulations and conjectures were flying about, as to which of the Candidates had been icturned. Towards the after- noon a rough statement was made shew- ing the position of the first ten or eleven -but as there wero two ballot boxes unopened, it was still doubtful whether someofthosa who stood lowest on the poll would not exchange plaees, or have to give way to others. By a subsequent Statement some changes liad taken place, and at 7 o'clock the names stood ni the following order Messrs. Cheyne, Rheuben, Stewart, Lewis, Barrett, Propsting, Lipscombe, Murdoch, Cook, Moir, and Gilles. The three latter gou tkmen had changed places more than ones ; and consideraba excitement was feltis to what would be their relative positfn at the close of the scrutiny. At a little past 8 o'cloc...
CUBA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 2 January 1858
eUBA. We have news from Havanah to the 30th September. Trade was dull. The money market however, was easy with exchange on New York at par. The financial troubles in the United States had somewhat injuriously affected busi- ness. Freights were improving. The stock of sugar remaining on hand amounted to 195,000 boxes. Yellow fever had declined considerably. The American slaver Mazeppa, previously reported captured off Cardenas, had fif- teen hundivd slaves on board. Several arrests for complicity in the slave traffic had been made, among them a person holding a Government office.
SHIP MAILS. General Post Office, January 2, 1858. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 2 January 1858
"\ \ SHIP MAILS. General Post Office, January 2,1BS8. s HIP MAILS will be closed at this office as wrier: For Adelaide via Melbourne per first vessel, this day at 6 p m. For Melbourne via Launceston, per Black Swan, this day, at 6 30 p.m. For New Zealand and Sydney, per first vessel, on Tuesday next; at 11 a.m. For Sydney and Twofold Bay per Tasmania, on Tuesday next, at 11 a.m. P.S.-Mails for Sydney and Adelaide arc Bude up at this office, and forwarded via Mel- bourne, by every «team vessel departing from Hobart Town or Launceston. F.C. Sjhth, Postmaster General.