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VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
afeoafaáJB y i o i O E I A. V -« By tho Hoya! Shepherd wo havo Melbourne, papers to tho 14th, inst. Thoy acknowledge dates to tho 10th from Adelaide, mid Sydney but thoir contents aro unimportant, Ia tho Assembly on Friday, Mr. M'Culloch gavo notice, amid tho cheers ol' tho If^çp, of his inton tion to move for leavo to bring ¿0I)s¿ñll to amend the Voluntoors Act. Talton in :tion with his stateinont a few nights ago,-Wprot this movomont (says the tferalQ) ¿a that tho ffovfäruiiiOiiti^'odosu-i(HH tqinproaY -^ji volunteer forces throughout the po(ony. Lot Ub-rjopo that in tho estimates for next year some pvavisipn of encourngomont in tho shape of a grant for prir.es for rifle shooting will bo modo. The piiblio would no doubt bo willing to tmpplemout any grant for such a purpose At any rate, as at home, the subscriptions of the competitors themselves would make a good sweepstakes 'lhe Land Bill \ias for a second time disposed of by the Assembly on the 13th. The whole of the amendments o...
LATEST DATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
LATEST DATES. ??nsland. AMEBICA: New York . San Francisco .. Valparaiso . Cape of Good Hopo ... "Mauritius . Ceylon. . China . Madras . Bombay ... «Calcutta. ¡Singaporo . Datavio. AUSTRALIAN COLONIES : Sydney. Adelaide. Melbourne . Brisbane.. Perth . Nrw ZEALAND: Auckland . Wellington ... . Nelson . Otago . Toi-anaki . . May 19 ... ,. May 5 . May l8 . Mar. 1 . May 19 . May 15 . Juno 11 . May 23 . Juno 8 . Juno 8 . Juno S . May 2G . May 1 '. July 10 . July 10 . July li . Juno 28 . Juno 13 ... ... . Juno 28 . ." ... Juno 1 . ," Juno G . May 2ö . Juno 22
QUARTERLY REVENUE RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
QUARTERLY REVENUE RETURNS. TUE Government Gazette contains a compara- tive statement of the Territorial Revenue of Tasmania for the quarters, ending respectively the 30th June, 18G0, and 30th June, 1859. The gross receipts for the Sale and Rental of Crown Lands, and Fines, Fees, and Royalties, for the second quarter of this year, amounted to £22,017 4s. 7d" as against £21,338 2s. 8d. for the corresponding quarter of the previous year-thus exhibiting an increase of ¿£679 Is. -Id. Of the entire sum £9305 83. 7d. was realised by the sale of Crown Lands by auetion (£898 3s. lid. less than in 1809) ; £3-1(30 15s. 3d by the sale of Crown Lands hy private contract, (£9G811s. 8d. more than ¡111859) ; aud£l018 by sale under preemptive rights (£224 less than the same item iu 1859). Other sources of in- come, chiefly the sale of Debentures, raise the total Receipts for the quarter under the head of Territorial Revenue to £25,892 Is. 2d. com» pared with £22,461 10s. 9d. the receipts for the cor...
TROOPS TUR NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
TROOPS TUR NEW ZEALAND. In consequence of the disastrous intelligence received by telegraph yesterday, the detachments of the 12th and 40th regiments in this colony, received orders to hold themselves in readiness for departure at a moment's notice for the seat of war. Should the exigency of the case he deemed of sufficient urgency to require the removal of the troops from Tasmania, we presume the Volunteer Corps will be called on to perform garrison duty-a responsibility which it appears has already been accepted by the Volunteers of Victoria. Wo have no doubt that under the pressing circumstances of the case the citizen-soldiers of Tasmania will render their services with alacrity, and we consider it fortunate that, by their exemplary attention to their drill, many of them are already in a position to do this with credit to themselves and advantage to the Colony. Our fellow subjects in New Zealand are entitled to the deepest sympathy of all classes, aud we must be prepared to bear...
THE MERCURY. TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
THE MERCURY. TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1860. &nbsp; WE are very glad to find that our efforts to bring the character of our hardwood under the notice of the British press have been more successful than we anticipated. Several of the leading metropolitan and provincial journals have, on our solicitation, directed attention to the subject, and it will be our own fault now if we do not follow up this advantage in some more practical way. One or two of the journals express very serious doubts whether, from our geographical position, we should be able to send our timber into the English market at as low a figure as countries more favorably situated in this respect. Those amongst us, however, who are more immedi- ately interested in the timber trade, and who are, consequently, desirous of getting a footing for our hardwood in the British markets' inform us that this is an error,—that Tasmania could afford to send railway sleepers home and sell them, if content with moderate profit...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
. , Wednesday, 18th July. Four Slacks of Cret-rate Hay, near the York Hotel at Bridgewater. v TBY BRENT AND WESTBROOK On WEDNESDAY 18th July, at 12 o'clock, Near the Yor Hotel, Bridgewater, EOUR STACKâ of first-rate Oaten and Barley HAY (estimated al 70 tons), ad- joining tho Main Road, near the York Ilote!, at B ridgewater. ' _' Terms as uBual. ¡ii'' . Thursday, 9th August. "' important To Capitalists & others. Valuable Properties at Eastern Marshes, Tor Hül, Lake Echo, and Austin's Ferry, and Two Shares in the New Town Race Course. BRENT & WESTBROOK Are favoured with instructions (m t« LoK I, -, 3, from James Austin, Esquire, the Devisee in trust for sale under the w ill of Solomon ï, i .'Austin, deceased, and Mes»». James and Thomas Austin, tho. Devisees in trust for salcundcr the will of Josiah Austin, deceased, and as to Lot 4 from Jamei Ausln, Esq., the Devisee in trust for salo under the « ill of Solomon Austin, deceased, and from Jarneb Austin, Esq , in Ins o...
THE WHITWORTH RIFLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
THE WHITWORTH RIFLE. The Whitworth rifle has now afforded such ample proofs of its superiority to the Enfield arm that the single adverse consideration of its cost can- not be allowed to operate much longer against its introduction. The costliness of the Arm* strong gun, extremo as it was and is, proved no insuperable obstacle to its adoption ; nor can that of the new rifle be allowed to prevail against it. When Colonel Eardley-Wilmot recently reminded Sir William Armstrong (at the Institution of Civil Engineers) that it was unfair to compare the cost of the new rifled cannon with the cost of a brass gun, because after the latter became unserviceable as a gun it was almost as valuable as ever to sell as old brass, Sir William replied that lie trusted his guns would prove M almost everlasting," Mr. Whitworth may surely employ the same argument and with even greater reason. It is fallacious to compare the cost of one of his rifles with that of an ordinary Enfield. Mr. Whit- worth uses...
MANNING THE NAVY. [TIMES, 3RD MAY.] [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
MANNfNG THE NA^Y. [TIMES, 3BD MAV'.] There lived some years ago a very eminent canal engineer, who so staitlod a Parliamentary Com- mitine by the contempt with which ho heated all objects vf Nature in comparison With his particular ait, that olio of Uti? members as|'ld him, "What jo you think Proutfenvo Hu) lo rjvers for?" "Of course, Sir, to feed navif-uble can&lt;J$," W03 tho bold and unhesitating reply. AYp should uko to ask a First Lord of tho Admiralty, or a Surveyor of the Navy, what ho thinVs a ship of war was first invented for, Tho firs i mipl t tfuly answer that it was intended to make an it ;ir ' ~\a Parlia montary return j tho second that hj0]in $£ desti- nation wa« fp bo painted of a bro-""1"1 ?aw, and to form an ugiwbloohjoct in the . Tho general public, whose luiiiitormeJ \^.¡\-»so is always necessary to prevent proltissiomUkue ¡ledge from degenerating Into a mwo, boliovos that "a ship ofwar is intended to prôtoat Hi» shores of these islands from any danger, s...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
YlfÄY SlWWW-. 4!fO USEIUL HOUSEHOLD FUR «MTUKG.-Wo desuo to ctilj special attention to tho kilo THIS DAY by Mr. yPpibpy pf a largo mid varjeíj flssont;iiont ol Supoiioi' Household FIJI liituro «nd also »uiuejims domestic varietíos bolouglug tu Mr. Cockran who w about leaving the Colony. Tho salo will commence punctually at half-past 11 ?o'clock on tho premises al. »JI/J corner of lilizaboth aud Hi-lsbini«.»trjiota, Tuesday July J7th,-(ADVT.)
THE EPIDEMIC INFLUENZA. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
THE EPIDEMIC INFLUENZA. TO TU« ED1TOB OP TUE MgJJX-'UBY. SIR,-The publication at the present tiino of a few " facts and figuws" from the most reliable juithoritiesi, may tend to disabuse the pnblic mind of tJae «n-oaieous impres,bki,v current, that the Epidemic Influenza, at present so CfneraÚy pre- valent, is extensively and indiscriminately fatal. During the last month-June-the deaths from all causes at all ages, were one-fourth, or 25 per £(»njt l/ics, than those of Juno last year, and nearly As mue¿ frripw the average mortality of Juno for (t^helast ¿ve.yeju-c. Moreover, tho deaths in that W}afs=-the ifymotic-which particularly indicates til« uuhA'ltby .condition i/t any coinnuinity, were so few, that only two other mounts /luring the bust five years can bo compared with it. On the other hand that month ¡n Cwtiuontt'l Aaijlralia, >yns parked by excessive mortality, priucipalfy û-çin jK^Jpmic Influenza, Mearle!,, Heaijßf, Fever, «.Vc., fei:. ftHya meteorological phenomena 4uri...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
BIRTHS. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; At Stowell, on Saturday, the 14th instant, MRS. JOHN BISDEE, of Hutton Park, of a daughter. jl7 At No. 6, Cromwell-street, on Sunday, the 15th Instant, MRS.RICHARD BUTLER, of a son. j 17 &nbsp; DEATHS. &nbsp; &nbsp; At lus residence, Coal River, on Sunday the 15th Just., MR. JOHN HOPSON, aged 70. Friends aro respectfully requested to attend his remains to the place of interment. The funeral to move from St. Joseph's Church at half-past two o'clock on Wed , nesday the 18th hist. lSj A. O. F. .On Sunday the 15th inst., at tho rcsidonco of her lrast'fttid, St. Andrew's Cottage. Cliui-cli-street, MAKV ANN the wife of Joseph Hannoy, aged 41 years. Friends aro respectfully requested to attend tito funeral on Wednesday the 18th inst., at 2 o'clock. No circulars will he issued. 17j On Sunday the 15th inst., AMELIA tho beloved wife of John Boys after a painful illness, in the 70th year ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
Steam to Melbourne. THE L. and DI. S. N. GO'S §^ Steam Ship "ROYAL SHEP Rv\, HERD," W. H. SÍUNJ>EHS_ SOT»^ Comraajider, «ill leave the __"jKife Company'« Wharf, Launces- ton, on THURSDAY next the 19th July, at 12 o'clock. For freight or passage, apply to GEORGE FISHER, "Wharf, Laum-eston, July 12th, J8C0. jy IS ANTED-A FEMALE" GENERAL SERVANT. Apply at the ollico of this paper. WANTED a FEMALE GENERAL SERVANT. Apply to Mrs. G. PERRIMAN, No. 12 Campbell-street. l8 j WANTED A NURSERY MAID, apply at 103, Davcv-street, bet« ecu the hours of 10 and 1. " 17j WANTED-Two Rood active mid ex- perienced Assistants to the Drapery Busi- ness. Apply to HY. BENIN ETT, Brisbane and St. John's stroPts. to July 11th, 1860. WANTED-A Respectable YOUTH about 15 years of age, as JUNIOR CLERK, for the Tasmanian Steam Navigation Company. Applications ?will be received at the Offices of the Company, Franklin "Wharf, addressed to the Executive Board of Directors, till Satur- day, 551st instant, at noon. B...
POLICE COURT. MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
POLICE COURT. MONDAY. BETOBE the Right Worshipful tho Mayor. Seven drunkards were fined in tho usual penalties and six brawlers were also dealt with in the usual manner. Ann Mallett and Janies Hackett were each fined 40s., or two months' imprisonment, for indecency in the public streets. ASSAULTING A CONSTABLE. Edward Edwards who was fined 10s. for drunken- ness was charged with assaulting Constable Mahoney in the execution of his duty on Saturday «vening in Bathurst-street. Tho complainant having explained the case tho defendant was further fined 10s. MISCONDUCT. Mary Ann Jones, t.l. was charged with miscon- duct as a prisoner of the crown in being out after hours at 1 o'clock in the morning of tho 15th inst. She was sentenced to ono month's imprisonment .with hard labor. , BEFORE tho Mayor and Alderman Crisp. STEALINO FOWLS. Ellen Bowler and Catherine Bowler, husband and wife, were charged by Detective Morley with steal- ing on the 14th instant two live fowls, the pro- perty of Is...
THE WAR IN NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
THE WAR IN KEW ZEALAND. Tho Melbourne papers contain extracts from recent numbeis of the Tai onaki papéis, but their mteiest is quite supeiseded by tho important in- telligence contained m our Telegram The tollowmgpassed in the Legislativo Assembly on Friday last - Mi Carpenter asked the Chief Secretary "whether it vas the intention of the Government to take into consideration the advisability of allow- ing Ilei Majesty s tioops quaiteied in this colony to proceed to the scent of waifaie in New Zealand, and to considei the piopntty of calling out the volunteeis to do ga nson and other duty duiing theil absence > lliohou member was understood to say that theio weio too many ofiiceis heie, and that m the piesent cmeigcnc) we could spare the tioops (Heal heal ) Mi Nicholson said tinco the statement which ho made yestciday (lhtusdoj) he had íeceived anothei telegiam fiom Sydney, from Captain Noiman, which he would toad to the House - ' &ydnej, 11th July, 1360. "Telegiam for J...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. The Gazette of this morning contains the fol- lowing - Henry Lloyd Esquire (Major on the retired list &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; of the Honorable East India Company's Service) &nbsp; &nbsp; has been appomted Captain of the Derwent &nbsp; Volunteei Rifles. The proposed amended boundaries of the Road District of Dorsett and the new boundaries of the Richmond and Clarence Road Distrits, presuming &nbsp; &nbsp; the prayer of the petition be complied with, that the Parishes of Clarence and Cambridge be de- clared a Rural Muncipality are published. The claims of Joseph Heazlewood to 15 seven tenths perches of land in the town of Launceston and of Richmond Hill to 32a 3r 7p in the Parish of Carlton, County of Pembroke will be ready for in- &nbsp; vestigatiou on 0or immediately after the 17th of September next.
IRISH RECRUITS FOR THE POPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 17 July 1860
IRISn RECRUITS FOR THE POPE. Tho Morning News-Di.'CSllon's reputed mouth- piece-has tho following articlo by way of answer to Mr. Cardwell'« menace of taking measures to put a stop to tho recruiting for tho Pope in Ire- land : Of course, if any law has boon violated or is about to bo violated, tho Government aro quite right »n ¡pokjuç tq the matter, with or without Mr. Stewart's pionvpting. L,ct tho law take it^ course. We ask nothing more, and wo havo iio reason to expect anything also. British legislation in Ireland lias always boen read in its most ponai sonso, but wo imagine evon Irish law officials will find it hard to construct criminality out of anything so perfectly legal and constitutional as freo émigration. If any omi docs an illegal act, we say again let tho law and its adnimisliatoifj &lt;\oul with Ipijj. Ii-ishpion aio not Russian, serfs, Jhoy aro not adlcripti gkbai, and cannot be tied down liko ncgroos to tho soil, or pi ohibited from trying to improvo their ...
NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 18 July 1860
NEW SOUTH WALES. -m AVE have Sydney papers to the 10th instant. On proroguing parliament on the 4th inst., His Excellency Sir AV. T. Denison read the following speech : Honorable Gentlemen of the Legislative Council and Gentlemen of the Legislative Assembly 1. I am happy to bo enabled to release you from your parliamentary duties, and to close the session. 2. During the recess, various measures of impor- tance will bo matured by the Government for the consideration of Parliament when it shall again assemble. Gentlemen of the Legislative Assembly, 3. I thank you for the supplies you have voted, and assure you that they EUUII be adininistei ed with a due regard to economy, and the efficiency of the public service. 4. I have again to express my regret that, from circumstances which the Government could not control, it was compelled to anticipate the sanction of the Legislature to the public expenditure, in or- der to keep faith with the public creditor and to carry on the public servic...
LATEST DATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 18 July 1860
LATEST DATES. England. May 10 AMERICA : Xew York ."7^ Maj- 5 San Francisco . May l8 Valparaiso .,. Mar. 1 Cape of Good Hope. May 19 Mauritius . '. May 15 Cevlon . June 11 Cliina . May 23 Madras ...' . June 8 bombay. Juno 8 Calcutta. Juno 3 Singapoic . May 20 Batavia. May 1 AUSTRALIAN .COLONIES : Sydney. July 10 Adelaide. July 10 Melbourne . July 14 Brisbane.;. June 28 Perth . June 13 NEW ZEALAND: Auckland .s . June 28 Wellington.,. Juno 1 Nelson . June 5 Otago .% . May 2G Taranaki ... '. June 22
THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 18 July 1860
THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT. AT 2 o'clock this day the Clerk of the Legislative Council will take his seat and read His EXCEL- LENCY'S Proclamation summoning the Parlia- ment. He will then proceed to administer the oaths to the eleven members who have been elected since the last prorogation ; after which he will intimate to the Council the resignation of the office of President by Mr. NAIRN, which office that gentleman accepted for the remainder of the last Session on the resignation of Mr. Justice HORNE, Honorable members will then proceed to elect one of their number to be their President ; alter which the Council will await the arrival of His EXCELLENCY who will open Parliament in person.