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TELEGRAPHIC DESPATCHES. [FROM THE MELBOUENE PAPERS.] SYDNEY. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
TELEGRAPHIC DESPATCHES. [PBOM THE MELBOUENE PAPERS.] SYDNEY. Tuesdoj'. The Northern Railway is opened to Lochinvar. The contractor for the extension of tho Western line was arrested, and hold to boil, for taking iro rails ; but the matter has since been settled, and notice issued for the resumption of traffic. Private udvices from New Zealand up to last dates look very gloomj'. The Maories, however, are all suffering from influenza, and unable to fight. Parliament will be prorogued to-morrow. The Premier has laid on the table a land bill, and a bill for reforming the constitution of the Up j er House. On the motion for printing the bills, a dis- cussion is going on, and tho Ministry are being attacked for want of a decided policy, but nothing is likely to come of it. Wednesdoj'. The printing of Land and Upper House Bills was carried by 30 to 5. The Assembly was counted out upon Parkes' renewed motion as to railway management. The Land Bill purposes free selection, front lots at £1 a...
QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
QUEENSLAND. -« By waj of Sjuney wo ha\e intelligence fiom Queensland to the 28th of June The following summarj of news 13 Û0111 the ¡sydney Empue S11 Geoige Bowen had announced to the Paiba ment his piomot'on bj the Queen to the lank of Knight Gi and Cioss of St Michael and St Geoige fiom that of Knight Commaiidoi, and had 1 ecu\ ed the congiatulations of Ptiilument TheAsseinblj had \ oted ¿E1800 as the pieseut salaiy of Judge Lutw \ che Hie Legislative Conned had conciuied m the resolutions of the Assemblj foi the pm pose of se cuiingasunej of the estuaij oftheRnei Buule km A motion made by Mi Watts m the Assembly, foi a committee of the whole to consider an address foi ¿bOOOfoi State aid to îeligion, was 1 ejected bj l&lt;t to 10, the Government vottng with the majouti The House had made con6ije-able progro s with the Estimates Anew wait had been issued foi West Moreton, Di Nelson's seat having boen deelaied vacant Di John Kent was the only candidate The sum of ¿£300 foi t...
NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
KEW SOUTH WALES. ?-? Our Sydne} papers aie to the 1th of July, but the news has mostly been anticipated by electric telcgiaph The Great Noithorn Ballway to Lochinvai was opened on the 2nd instant At h df-past eight, the régulai tiain from Newcastle leaehed AVest Mait- land, ornamented with flags, w ith ten cal nages did about fort} passengeis At thirtv-seven minutes past eight, the tiain started foi Lochinvai, and reached tho statio i thoi e at nine o'clock, wheie a considei ible cowd iecei>ed the train with chceis The passcngus, iveie lauded m a citj m theimddle of the bush, with the e_ceptioa of thiee navvies' tents, w hei e the hohdii} seekers might ha\ o been supplied walli damp« and te i The ti am started on its íetuin at ten minutes past nine and leaehed AVest Mai ti md at fortv-fiv e past nine, and pi o ceeded on its wa} to Newcastle The Lmpue «a} s -AVe aie informed that a com pan} of gentlemen aie about to make a proposi- tion to the Gov eminent to constiuct au non tubul...
LATEST DATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
LATEST DATÉS. England. May 19 AMERICA: New York . May 5 San Francisco .,«. May l8 Valparaiso ." ». ',.'.. - Mai'. 1 Cape of Good Hope . ,1.'/ - May 19 Mauritius . "i. May lo Ceylon .'.*... /.. June 11 Cliina . '. May 23 Madras . June 8 Bombay. June 8 Calcutta. June 3 Singapore . May 2G Batavia .' . May 1 AUSTBALIAN COLONIES : Sydney. July 4 Adelaide. :.. '. July 1 Melbourne . July '.> Brisbane. Juno 28 Perth . Juno 13 NEW ZEALAND: Auckland . June 2G Wellington . June 1 Nelson . June 5 Otago . MaJ' 5 Taranaki . June 1
THE ENGLISH MAIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
TUE ENGLISH MAIL. TUE Post Offiio authorities seem determined that we shall leap as little benefit as possible from the alteration just announced in the Ocean Mail Service. The department is true as ever to its instinct. Whether it has a grudgo against us, oi whether its arrangements ure'dictated by sheer perversity, we know not, but it is certain that the public convenience is systematically slight ed. We have had occasion frequency to comment on the wholly unnecessary loss of time in the exchange of posts between Hobart Town and Melbourne. But provoking as this is, the inconvenience is slight compared with the disadvantage under which we are made to labor, from the curtailment of the inter- val allowed us for answering our English letters. Seeing how irregularly the mail service is performed, it is of the highest importance that we should be secured against casualties by having the date of closing our mails fixed as remotely as practicable from the day on which the mail inwards is...
INSOLVENT COURT. WEDNESDAY, JULY 11. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
INSOLVENT COURT. WEDNESDAY, JULY 11. BEFORE Mr. Commissioner Browne. &nbsp; In re DAVID EDWARD DAVIS. Adjourned first meeting of creditors. &nbsp; On the application of Mr. Pitt, the meeting was adjourned sine die. In re PHILLIP DAVIS. &nbsp; &nbsp; First meeting of creditors. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr Lees for insolvent. Proof :- F. R. Lees, Hobart Town, solicitor, £34 4s. 9d., balance of costs, fees and money paid. Meeting adjourned and meeting for discharge fixed for the 25th instant. In re T. W. STANFIELD. Adjourned meeting for discharge. Mr. Adams applied for leave for prove a debt for &nbsp; Mr. Levy, who was prevented attending for the &nbsp; purpose at the last meeting, the official Assignee &nbsp; and Mr. Crisp, solicitor for insolvent, having no &nbsp; objection. The Commissioner decided that it would be irregular to do so. Mr. John Frederick Fisher, of the firm of Guesdon &. Co.,...
POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY. BEFORE W. Tarleton, Esq., P.M. &nbsp; &nbsp; Two drunkards (females) were each fined 20s. for the second offence since brawlers were each fined 5s., and Sarah Bell and Maria Jacques, were &nbsp; &nbsp; sent to the House of Correction for three months, for behaving indecently in the public streets. SUSPECTED ABSCONDER. Walter McFarlane was charged by Constable &nbsp; Leitch on suspicion of being an absconder, but as he was free he was discharged. SURITIES OF THE PEACE. James Leach Stanford, who was brought up on a &nbsp; warrant, was charged with unlawfully threatening to take the life of Mr. F. R. Lees, on the 10th inst., by saying the following words :- " By the God of Heaven I'll take your life ; I'll be hung for you ; &nbsp; I've not long to live, and I may as well die that way, as any other," and as the complainant feared bodily harm, he prayed that the defendant be &nbsp; &nbsp; bou...
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LECTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LECTURES. The second Lecture of the resumed course at the Mechanics' Institute will be delivered this evening by Mr. R. Worley, who has consented to supply the vacancy occasioned by the continued indisposition of Mr. Johnston. Mr. Worley has chosen for his subject—" Agriculture in connection with Chemis- try"—a topic of great practical as well as scientific interest.
THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND TASMANIAN TIMBER. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND TASMANIAN TIMBER. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. Sir,- I sinceiely admire the consistency and real with which you constantly call public attention to &nbsp; the important subject of our natural resources, and trust that you will receive the cordial thanks of &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; the community for your exertions. &nbsp; &nbsp; You must not suppose however, that nothing has &nbsp; &nbsp; been done by the Royal Society in connection with &nbsp; the communication from the Society of Arts, for diligent enquiry has been made by me, with re- ference to that part of the subject which has the &nbsp; most practical bearing upon the advantages likely &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; to accrue to the colony. And the practical question is this, -not whether we have valuable timber, specially adapted for shipbuilding or for railway sleepers ; for that has been known to t...
ADELAIDE. Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
ADELAIDE. Thursday. Flour is quoted to-day at ¿219 15s. AVlieat re- mains without «Iteration. Littlo business is doing. Tho Havilah does not leave until Tuesday. Influenza is very prevalent at prosent. There is great excitement hero on account of the now mail route, and speculation is rife as to the future course to be adopted. It is generally sup- lióse- that a powerful steamer will shortly be engaged by tho South Australian Government lo run to lung Georgo'e Sound, meet the mail steamer, and thus gain their adyices, tia, a considerable time in advance of you. Tho weather is showery and foggy. 4 p.m. i At tho meeting of tho Chamber of Coinmoicojust closed, it was unanimously resolved that Govern- ment bo requested to call for tenders immediately for a steamer suitable for carrying the mails from King George's Sound, Friday. Owing to rumours of ships with flour having arrived iu Sydney to-day, flour was offered hero to-day at ¿619. % There was a grand demonstration hero yesterday ev...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
DEATHS. Washed overboard whilst on his passage from Melbourne to England in the Lincolnshire, the late ARTHUR GARDINER, ESQ., of Hobart Town. j 12 At his residence, Sir George Arthur, Campbell- street, on the 11th instant, MR. WILLIAM SCREEN, aged 46 years. j 12 On 10th July, 1860, at her residence Adelaide- street, MARGARET, the beloved wife of Mr. John Burkinshaw. The funeral will take place on Fri- day, the 13th, from John Macbeth's, 78 Elizabeth- street. Friends please accept this. j 13
THE MERCURY. THUESDAY MORNING, JULY 12, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
THE MERCURY. THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 12, 1860. WE have received the draft copy of a Bill for providing a sufficient supply of water for the City and Port of Hobart Town and places adjacent ; and, as this measure is, perhaps, one of the most important to be submitted for the consideration of Parliament during the ensuing session, we proceed at once to lay before our readers an outline of its principal provisions. The preamble of the Bill, after setting forth several of the recitals of the 5th Wm. 4th No. 14, further recites that the present supply of water to the City and suburbs is inadequate and insufficient both ia quantity and purity for the wants and convenience of the population ; that it is expedient that the control, regulation, and management of the water supply hitherto vested in the Crown should be transferred to the Corporation ; and that the power of obtain- ing an additional supply of water from other streams should be conferred on the Municipal Council also. Section 1 g...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
-._ tlbto D»y - Important to Tobacconists, Country Storekeepers and OtherB. K. J. EDWARDS'S STOCK - IN -TRADE. BRENT & WESTBROOK . Hare received instructions from the Trustees to the Estato of Mr II. J. Edwards, To sell by public auction, on the premises, Liverpool street, On THURSDAY the 12th instant, at 11 o'clock, THE whole of the STOCK IN TRADE -comprising Superior Tobacco, assorted, in and out of bond Prime No. 2 Manilla Cigars " No. 3, " _ Hsvannah ditto real Ghoice Snuffs, assorted I.N.E. Saloon and other Matches, a large as- sortment Wav Vestas and Vesuvians 400 boxes Pipes, all sort» Handsome silver mounted meerschaums ditto One handsome silver Fancy pipe One large meerschaum ditto, gold pUted Reynolds' Playing Cards Floater«, Fish Hooks Assorted Snuff Boxes Fancy Shot Belts Shot and Powder Flasks Pistol Wards and Gun Caps Smoking Caps Reels for fishing rodB Pipe stems and Tobacco boxes Fusees and Dreadnoughts Fancy show and Tobacco Jars Flexible Pipe Stems Assorted...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 12 July 1860
For Jacob's River, and Lyttleton, &nbsp; New Zealand The fine A 1 elipper brig &nbsp; RELIANCE, &nbsp; James Smith, Commander, &nbsp; Will sail for tho above port &nbsp; on FRIDAY, 13 th inst., having the principal part of her cargo already engaged. Has room for a few more horses. For freight or passage apply to FEED. A. DOWNING. Davey Street 20th June, 1860. For Melbourne. THE Clipper Briir EMMA PRESCOTT, ^will sail for the above pork on "»SATURDAY next, the 14th Jul), 18GO. For Freight or Passage apply on board. Or to GEORGE LEWIS, Agent. td Direct and Nearest Route to the Snowy River Gold Fields. Steam to Sydney, via Twofold Bay. -î -?. THE T.S.N.Co's Steum h^B^ ship "TASMANIA," J. i^^íí&s. Clinch, commander, will ?JStiflmt!?? 'cave for SYDNEY via ¡EKS?*-rtS» TWOFOLD BAY, on or about FEIDAY, 20th July, at noon. FAKES TO TWOFOLD BAÏ, The nearest Port to the Diggings. Saloon . £7 7 0 Steerage . 3 10 0 Children, under 12 years of age i...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Mercury Office, Thursday Afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 July 1860
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE, j I ' . . . -«- . I HOBAllT TOWS' MARKETS. "' Me)tm>j Oßcc,TliWt,daii Afta noon t ,. X few -parcels of whoat wei e bold to-day at i)s p"er w Jbusbql, bat the. dinuaud is nnj thing but active. I nf IA The inquiry-lor oat-, and bagley is'very dull.ibut m jio chango bus tahon |)lacc iniqUotatioiis.", > , \.""'HajJ goeí.oíf very slovrly, loose and couutiy prcs&cd still fetclung from ¿U to -C7 per ton accor- ding to quality. ¡ Tho potatoo mai'lcet i¡> quito' depressed, no dib position being evinced to pinchase. I i Tho Hour market is quiet, and prîtes roniain sit . i.£2y per Tjn loi flour fiom tho heit colonial wheat. ' - Bran ] s lid to Is 9d per bushel, t \
LATEST DATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 July 1860
LATE ST J ti AT ES/' England ... ' ... °-..'. AMEKICA: 1 ' ' New Yoik ...' u " füañ Francisco' ' '' Valparaiso ... 1 Capo ol' Good Hope i Mauritius ... ' ,.l' flCojlpn ... i... ''...> u China, i ... uiii J.. i Madras .>! , Jîombay ... , i... I.'.. , CalcutUv ... | ,., i,,. Smgapoio . Uatnvia . .7; "... ... AUSTRALIAN COLONIES :-Á,'Uuí) Svdney .., . "'i' LVUeUudo..¡ '.'.. .' '?" Mtalbonrnö1'.;.' 'I'jr I Biisbauo...' ...' .-, , I'I/.Berth, i ....' "IA NEW ZFALAND ? Auckland "Wellington 4..., Nelson ... !.. «' iii| Otago 1 ... i|.. \.!l> i , Hiuanaki ' ? . ».# . fin »Mil» I.. .1J..I1... ..It - ,,, i t '...'«In '... 1.
ABYSSINIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 July 1860
ABYSSINIA j-'Aetvieoa'liavó boon received from ' Aeltni of tlio murder of .Mr. 'Plowden, the British représentative at tho court ol'Abyssinia, -by Negoosi, . tho ?. rebel loiuler. Erench intrigue is supposed to bo at the bottom of all tue.dkuu-banccs in'Abyssinia, and [it behoves the British U-ovormiisnt lo xvntch xs-oll tlio macliinations of our iiuiglibouis in that country.!-' Bombay f¡mes¡ Mu.y, 2-1. ¡ , ¡
SOUTH AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 July 1860
.SOUTH AMERip.A,.,,) PÉltU.-Tho Peruvian ship "J. F. J^",qvTOC.d by Mr.'WádiiiigtouB.qothjVyliich left CaUijo,,forChiia via'tho Sandwich Islands, foundci ed vyheii tiro days out and llOÖ'miles''froih laud. Slio 'was' goiii'g at tho timo .thu'leajcvj as diseovorcdi about seven ai^d a half' knots. All hands., immediately took to rh« .boats;'tuid \Vero 'imable'to saVb anything. One , jlpoat,vvith four persons,,and ^mother, w^tk 'liinjc, succeeded in'reaclung «äiq ,coast of. Peru," in' tliq, i. .ii., ,1114 ,i . ,,« i y ° s . m ',." AI ni , '. A. . r? neigliborkoou of I+amTuayaaue, aftqr bçpig ,ojit hb'oui thioo'ilays1.' "Tlio oilier, boat,'vvjtk nmo per- sons oiyljD.iruy had ' hot been heard'of. 'i^niong those on board" .were Pursor Belkuap of the U. p. navy, houud to Sandwich Islands, on Government business. v|Hp lost, ovciythinfi, ^including 3000 dollars in money and*all' his despatches, and, was obliged to return to tho State foi duplicate ouleis. Mr. B. camd up, in the TJiliviii. to...
COMET. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 July 1860
COMET. &nbsp; &nbsp; Another of these mysterious and erratic heavenly visitors is amongst us. It may be seen in the constellation of Leo, having a fine nebulous bushy tail of apparently some ten degrees in length. We shall doubtless have further opportunities of observing it. It became visible last evening shortly after dusk and gradually sank below the &nbsp; horizon. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 13 July 1860
' ' ' MISCELLANEOUS .SHIPPING. ''i' '' Tho bl ig Reliance cleared outwards for' Ihver ,*'' .eargill, N,'¿., yeátcrday, with n full cargo of niiscèl ' 'laneous »lorcliuudiacvjicludmg eight horses-a Very ",' superior shipment. , I '.' ''"The Fhiclla ship from Loudon, waa berthed at" '' the Now AVharl'yesterday, anil will commence . dis , . «barging cargo immediately. . ? ? ..' ' ¡ ? .. . The Shannon, li-om 1'orfc Arthur, with SO toils i coal, arrived yesterday. . ' i . , The contract lor the' conveyance of stores to the &lt; . lighthouses in the SUM its, ha» been given by the. Marine Board to the schooner Macquarie, in which vessel they were bhipped yesterday. ,_ , The whaling barbue Southern Cross with. 33 tuns of sperm and / tuns of black oil, arrived yesterday having been absent biuee the 15th September. Captain Manfield reports having spoken witlun the past'month, the barque Sussex with' -IO tun» «perin ; barque Lady Kinma 2U tims; Louisa. briy, "15 tuns; barque Flying Cli...