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LATEST DATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
LATEST DATES. Knglniid San Francisco , Now York Cape olGood Hope., Mauritius Singapore Ceylon . China . Culcntta. Bombay ... . Vtilpuruiso Australian Colonies, vi/, : Victoria Sydney . Adelaide. New Zealand Western Australia Dec. II Deem 22 No\ cm 28 Dec 3D Dec. 27 Nov 23 Nov « Nov 28 Oct , 2« Oct 20 Oct 20 Foby. 26 Fel» 21 Keb l8 Fob 1 Jan 31
THE MERCURY. Published Monday, Wednesday & Friday. MONDAY MORNING. MARCH 2, 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
THE MERCURY. îlublfeocti itloitUa«, USetrnKSBau #jjttöaj MONDAY MORNING. MARCH 2,1357. While we are not inclined to place any confidence in the intentions of the present administration, we are not at all prepared to agree with the line of conduct taken by Mr. Innes, in the House of Assembly; on Friday afternoon. Whenever that honorable' member is intending some eminently, unfair, or disingenuous pro» ceeding, he always prefaces it by a ser monic harangue of equally eminent inap- posite verbosity, and we are quite in ac- cordance with the ojinion impliedly expressed* by the House of Asiembly, on the occasion referred to, that iii« motion was as ill-timed and unnecessary as its discussion would have been ungenerous and unjust. The whole strength of the opposition was there-to be encountered by Mr Miller, whoso vanity, however fed by late events, would not have armed him for such a contest ; and, seeing "this it was soinethingruors than bad ruste to attempt to force it on- ?&lt...
PANAMA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
PANAMA. We have direct news to the 16th Novem- ber. Alluding to the protection now afforded to passengers travelling by way of Panama, the Star and Herald says-"Commodore Mcr vinc, we are pleased to notice, contiuues to send an escort from the ships of war in the haibour to protect the arrival and departure of passengers to and from California. The escort remains in the boats off Railroad Wharf, ready to land in case of difficulty. So long as this precaution is adopted, we presume there will be little danger of | any trouble, although it is more than proba hie, if the protection of these vessels were withdrawn, we would soon have a repetition of the shameful outrages hitherto perpetrated.
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. SuPFîiY up TlMUliU.-Tendera will be received at the Olfico of Public Works until 12 o'clock on Wednesday tho 4th of March next for tho supply ¡ of the lindel uicntioneil tiuibcr, tobo delivered at Antil Ponds, or the sp A pointed out. Forty sound gum logs, 25 feet long, and nut lass than 12 indies in dhmotcr. One hundred und tu en ty sound gum logs, 3 feet long, ami not less than 1 inch in di- ameter Fifty sound logs, 16 feet long, -nuil not less than 20 feet in diameter ,, To bo dclivorcd within ii month of the ncccpt-inco of the 'fondor. Pal tieulars may be ascertained by application to Mr R. M'Yilloy, Road Surveyor, Bass.
LATEST EUROPEAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
LATEST EUROPEAN. The Late Czab's Sleeping Ciiambei. -The Kord publishes the following details of a visit made by its correspondent to the bedroom of the Emperor Nicholas at St. Pe- tersburg : -"The person who acted as my suido did not sny whither he was taking me. He conducted me into an arched room of very moderate dimensions, and lighted by a single window, looking into n court. This room was both a study mid a bedroom. Before the window was pincel a desk, on which was a pocketbook hilf open, a few sheets of paper and some pens, a crumpled-tip handkerchief, a small statuette of the Pi ince of Wales iu tim dress of a sailor, and a water-colour drawing leprcsentittg children. A straw-bottomed,'' chair was placed at the desk, which was much the worse for wear, and bore many marks of being cut with a penknife Near this desk was an old sofa covered with gree'i leather willi well-worn cushions. Oppsite on a console ornamented with a iiiirror, was a dressing-case in leather, the simplici...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. To tho Editor of the Mercury. . , Sill,-Will you havó the goodness to Íivo publicity to tho enclosed letter, which I ave scut to tho Tasmanian Daily ÍJcws, I am &c., . W. Villeneuve Smith. Campania, Fob. 28. , To tho Editor of tbo Daily New». Campania, Saturday, Feb. 28. Sm,-My attention has this morning beon dilectcd to a paragraph in thu "Local Intelligence" of yesterday's Daily News, to the effect that it is my intention to contest tho't'cprcsontation of Richmond with Mr. T. G. Gregson. '. 1 li a vu to contradict that state- ment. I should not have thought it necessary to contradict any statement appearing in the Daily News, were it not thal there may be some among the electors of Richmond, who arenotawan that since tho resignation of the late Ministry, I have not only declined to be put in nomination myself, but have exer- cised whatever influence I may possess in this District, to prevent any opposition being offered to Mr Gregson's. return. My ...
Miscellaneous Shipping [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
Miscellaneous Shipping The City of Hobart has made another most expeditious trip having performed the voyage hence to &nbsp; &nbsp; Victoria and back in 88 hours. VOLCANO ON THE ISLAND OF OUNOLASHKA. - This Island is situated in 53° 27' North latitude, and 166 &nbsp; 12' West from Greenwich. On the 26th of July last a volcano burst out on this island. Some five ships were lying near at the time; water was hove some 800 feet, &nbsp; it then receeded, and lava come forth,covering the decks of the ships, hut no damage was done. This is a new volcano. - Mexican Extraordinary. NEW STEAM LINE TO VALPARAISO. - A new line of auxiliary screw clippers has been opened between London and Valparaiso via Cape Horn, the first of which, &nbsp; the Chili, 1003 burthen, is to sail from the former place &nbsp; on the 20th of November, and from Plymouth on the 25th November, for Valparaiso direct. - Panama Herald. During the voyage from England, and whils...
POLICE INTELLIGENCE. FRIDAY. Before F. Burgess, Esq. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
POLICE INTELLIGENCE. FRIDAY. Before F. Burgess, Esq. Night Cliaiges.-Two drunkards were fiued £2 each for their second offence ; or in default suffer 14 days imprisonment. Two brawlers were fined five shillings each ; as also one for using obscene language. Mary Ann Stewurt charged with being out after hours was dischaiged-it appearing that she had fled from ii fellow servant who was drunk her master and mistress being absent, and the man's conduct being very violent. The Magistrates ordered an enqu'rj to bo made into the circum- stances. Desertion.-James Herbert an articled seaman on board the ship Bengal pleaded guilty to having deserted his ship and was sentenced to six weeks imprisonment and to bid a long farewell to the wages due to him. Absconding.-Robert Slater was charged with having absconded whilst on pass from New Nor- folk to Hobart Town on the 6th instant. He pleaded guilty but stated that he had lost his pass and did not like to report himself. He had no in- tention of...
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL—FRIDAY. The PRESIDENT took his seat at four o'clock ADJOURNMENT OF THE HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
PABLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL-FRIDAY. .The PRESIDEN 1' tuok his seat at four o'clock ADJOURNMENT OF THE HOUSE, Mr, WEDGE rose and said, that the short period which had elapsed, since the formation of tk» Ministry, had rendered it impossible for the Er. ecutive to complete the arrangements for carrying mi the Government; before, however he should move the adjournment of the House, he begged to state, that the necessary steps would be taken to ensura the payment of the salaries now due to the respecta c officers of the Government : he noir moved, that the House be adjourned till Wednes. day, tne 25th of March. Mr. WHYTE seconded the motion. Mr. KNIGHT, before the question was put, wished to ask, how such steps could be taken, without the sanction of that Home? Heliadnro poBed to put certain questions to the lion : Member for North Esk, in leference to the £80000, which had been raised for a specific purpose, and, whether that sum had not been required for the suppleme...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. leb. 27-Schooner Munpu»a, 11)1 funs, Crouvher, frail Port Albert» 20th insfaul. Agents Brown A, Co. Feb. 27-Schooner Mary Ann, '133 toni, Grav es, from Port Albert, 2¿íid inst. Agent the Master. " february 28-City of Hobart, Ktcamcr, 303, Bentley, ; Melbourne. Passengers-Mr. Mrs. and-Siiss Yonng, iMr*. Thomson, .Mrs. and Miss Uland, Ms». Payne, Mr. -^Rothschild, jiir. Unvvdell, Mr. and Mrb. Haig, Golils 7'oorough, Mr. Gcrrand, Mr. Mi*, mid Mías Collins and ' i two Children, Mr. Ware, Mr.-AiU.cn, Rev. Mr. Wad. . ??ctingtsn, Mr. C. Degraves, Mrs. ï"enwick, Mrs. Clarke, ' Mr. B. Jumps, Mr». Hutton Sir. Strettcl, .Messers. ^Cumberland, anil Hutton, 1!» steerage. Feb. 28.-Arabella, barque, 476 tons, Clarkson " ¡Master, from London with merchandise. Sailc/i 28th «November. Pns'engers, Henry Miers, Edward. Fleet. \Mail 1 bag. Agents.-S Mose1. & Co. Feb. 28.-Itoscpu, brig, 173 tom,, Fieurty, fron Melbourne 14th Fel». in ballast. Agents.--Chapman &, 'Th...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
Steam to and from New Norfolk THE favourite steamer MONARCH leaves New Norfolk DAILY during the summer month» at 7 30 a.m, Brideewater 830, and Rest Down at 9 15, arriving in town about ton o'clock ; and re torrs to New Norfolk, leaving the Old Wharf, at h*¡/-pvt three p.m. daily PARES, Saloon. Fore calm. To or from New Norfolk 5s 4a Bridgewater and Compton 3» 2» Rest Down. 2s Luttrell & Wise, Proprietor» 1ST All consignments and orders from the coun- try punctually and faithfully attended to. , The Fagle lUne of Packets THE LIVERPOOL AUSTRALIAN NA V1GATIOM COMPANY'S THE GREAT BRITAIN. 3500 tons, 500 horse-power, JOHN GRAY, ESQ. COMMANDER, "WAI be dispatched for Luerpool. EARLY IN MARCH. For freight or passage apply to Messrs BRIGH1 ? BROS. Melbourne ; or to W. KNIGHT, New Wharf EUROPEAN VND AUS^HALIAN ROYAL MAIL COMPANY ( Limited) The following:, or othermngnificent Screw Steam Ships bilonging to the Companv will be dis- patched from Hobson*s B ly wi.h her Mujesty's Mail« f...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
To the Electors of Richmond, GENTLEMEN, I have this day accepted office as Colunia! Secretary. Tim step rentiers it necmstry for mu to cunio befóte you again as a Candidate for your votes. You know me too well to suppose for« moment that in changing my seat in the House I have changed a single principle of my public life. I takeOlHcc without salary My sole object is to sei ve the éolohy. I have been , yoar Member too lung to doubt your known con , .¡.teiicy and repeated pledges, 1 now come before you as a Candidate forir-etectiou, and I leave my returu with confidence in your hands. I have the honor to he Gentlemen Your must obedient servant, T.G. Gregson, Fob. 26,1857. TO THIS ELECTORS Of GLAMORGAN. >ilï _&lt;_ HIS EXCELLENCY the Governor having been p'eitscd to appoint me Colonial Tieu surer, it becomes necessity that yon hy youl- re- election, or by your rejection, of me, express oithet* Î'our conoiifivmce ur disiippioval of the course I lave pin sued. Should you lelur...
COUNTRY DISTRICTS. HAMILTON. (From our own Correspondent) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
COUNTRY DISTRICTS. . , HAMILTON. (Kroni our own Correspondent) A numerously attended public meeting was held ou Wednesday at the * new Inn (or -the purpose of considering the desirability of dividing the present Hamilton-Read District, and for electing Road Trustees and raising au Assessment for the ensuing year. ,. ^On.the motion of William S. SharlandEjq., the chair was taken by Hugh Hull Esq., the Police Magistrate of the District. Mr. Hull briefly slated the objects of the meeting. W. S. Sharland, -E?q., moved that this meeting is decidedly of opinion that no division of the present Road 'District should be made. Seconded by W. H. Wells Esq., and carried unanimously. Mr. Sharland laid on tlie table a statement shewing the amouut raised and expended on the Road in 1856, and propo&lt;ed the following Gentlemen as Trustees for the ensuing year : W. Langdon E*q., M.P, of Montacute. W.S. Sharland E»q.,J.P., of New Norfolk \V. Dean .Esq., of Belmont. Henrie Nicholas E.-q., J.P...
TASMANIAN STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
TASMANIAN STEAM. NAVlU-Ai'iOiS COMPANY. Ox Saturday a special meeting ol' the .share- holders whs bald tit the Franklin Wharf, to consider a proposition modo at the last general meeting by Captain Fisher and Mr D. Laing, for having all repairs, &e., required for tlie ships, hulks, boab, and offices of tlieCom pany done by tender. ' It will, be recollected, that considerable discussion took place on this subject at the lusfc meetingjivlien it was ultimately arranged that the Directors should convene a special meeting, in the terms ol' the deed of copart- nership, to take into consideration the pro- positions of Messrs Fisher and'Laing ; the Meeting w.is, accordingly called for Saturday at twelve o'clock. ' At hall-past twelve o'clock Mr Kout moved that Alexander Macnaughtan Esquire, do take the chair. This was seconded and carried. The Chairman .read the advertisement calling the meeting. , Hu stated the Company had then much better accommodation for re- pairing the vessels^ ...
CHILE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
CHILE By way of Panama, we have news to the 13th October. The Mercurio ofthat date says-"Govern- ment has determined to repoil thQ.,'.duties on the-exportntion of copper, should the fall in prices in England prove permanent and affect that importa tit branch of industry. This duty produces at present about half a million of dollars. The exertion in favour of public in- struction is progressing most favourably. The harvest promises to be abundant. Many shocks of earthquakes have been felt, confirm- ing the observations already made that in October and November earthquakes are more frequent than at any other periods in Chile." Progress of the Refubli c of Chile. It is very satisfactory (says the PanamaSlar) tofind that one at least of tl»2 Spanish-Ame- rican Republics is " steadily progressing in prosperity and national development, instead of following in the footsteps of its sister Sta- tes. Chile, enjoying the blessings of peace, 'and governed by wise rulers, who seuk the good of t...
LITERATURE. THORNBURY'S "ART AND NATURE." [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
LITERATURE. THORNBURY'S " ART AND NATURE." Scarcely has tho general reader closed Mr. Thornbury's "Sliakspere's England" than the author opens for him another work vivi- fied with the same power, enriched with the Bame colours ; nevertheless, a work that, iu its solid literary characteristics is superior to the forerunner; as Mr. Thornbury's next effort-(aud so rapid is lie, it may evon now be in the press)-will, we doubt not, exceed in value the work before us ; for good and wise und attractive as it is, Mr. Thornbury cannot but give us aasufttice that he is yet far short of his best, there is in him such a prodigality of the imaginative quality, suc'i a ceaseless supply of colour. It is plain, too, that this tvork is to lum no work ; but a pure exercise of love. 'It is this faculty that speeds the reader on his way rejoicing ; pleasod and strengthened by the bright fresh scenes that rise before bim ; interested by the joyous, quaint folks.the passers by on the road j or the lounge...
THE LAUNCESTON BOARD OF EDUCATION [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 2 March 1857
THE LAUNCESTON BOARD OF EDUCATION We regret to lind that a system of purtizar ship, without the shadow of justification, has been imported into the privileges of this body, in reference to the appointment of an Inspector of Schools for the northern division of the Island. It is stated, that a Mr. Connor - a man better known than liked - has secured the support of three members of the board, &nbsp; &nbsp; prior to the examination of the candidates or any real investigation into their respective merits or claims. Such a proc eeding is not only unfair in itself, but cal- culated to injure most grievously the prospects - already gloomy enough- of Education. Favouritism - Cliquism, and the influence of sects ought especially to be avoided and their appearance guarded against. Not should any avowed and hot-headed partizan of ex- treme denominational principles, be ad- mitted to a post so eminently calling &nbsp; for neutrality as that of In spector of Schools. We t...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. We do not identity our opinions with those of our correspondents. (To the Editor of the Mercury.) SURVEY DEPARTMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 4 March 1857
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. W&lt; do not Msntttv our Oflntouirlth thoaeol oarcctTf oaflwits' (To the Editor of the Mercury.) 'SUBVEY DEPARTMENT.' Sib, At a time when every Member of the body politic ia crying out for efficiency and consolidation, as well as the removal of all useless servant» from the varions departments, can it be true that a Commission is sitting to try Mr Calder upon a charge of tnsuior dinaiion,mark the word, for having convicted the Head of his Department of an untruth, and one which to my mind for cool delibera- tion has never bad a parallel P Can it be equally true that Sir H Young as Governor of this colony,and whose integrity of purpose cannot be doubted, has ordered 'of At least sanctioned this commission P Will the Exe- cutive for a single moment tolerate such au inquisitorinl proceeding over one of the oldest ana most efficient officers of the Survey Department P Are not the letters that have recontly appeared in the public papers fresh iii the memo...