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VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 24 July 1860
VICTORIA. Mutiny at Sea.-The i;jntiny of tho Exact, waa the principal case heard at tlu; Williamstown Polico Court yesterday. AVith tho naneiil points of this iifjhjr tho public are already familiar, nul it will .suffice »nw lo nay that Captain Moulin, the commander ol' the erring crew, deposed to circum- stances which ¡Left little doubt upon the minds of his hearers that ho Jiiid buen sont upon the high seas with a remarkably impracticnblo sot ol' mun under linn, to perform the necessary work of the weasel on tie voyago from Oporto to Melbourne. 'Hie y.essol Railed originally from Jeraly, and at Oporto shipped a lot ol' Portuguese, in lion of a previously inoflicient crew; bul, as luck would havo it, bad became worse, and tho poor captain was subjected throughout his subséquent voyngo to a description of behaviour, on the part of the sailors, which bordered on i.ltch ii .stale' of mutiny as ondiingui ed his life. On the JiOth of May last, tho Exact, being about 300 luiloBwost ol' S...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 24 July 1860
MARRIED. At St Andrew's Church, Westbury, on Thursday, the 19th instant, by the Rev. Montagu Williams, A.M., assisted by the Rev. John Mackintosh, A.M., &nbsp; &nbsp; JAMES DENNIS HORNE, Esq., to MARY DOROTHEA, eldest daughter of John Peyton Jones, Esq., Police Magistrate. At St. Joseph's Church, Hobart Town, on the 12th January, 1860, WILLIAM DRAKE, to EMMA, eldest daughter of Mr Samuel Furley, both of this city. &nbsp; On the 18th instant, by the Rev. R. M'Lean, Mr. &nbsp; William Piggott, of New Town, to ELLEN MARGARET, fourth daughter of the late Mr F. Furley, of Rest- down. DEATHS On the 21st instant, MRS. HARRISON, in the 88th year of her age, relict of the late Robert Harrison &nbsp; Esq., of Woodbury. The funeral will take place at &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Oatlands, on Wednesday next, the 25th instant, at noon. 25j &nbsp; On Monday morning, the 23rd instant, at his residence, New Town, GEORGE FREDERICK REA...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 24 July 1860
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. The Gazette of this morning contains the fol- lowing:- &nbsp; Mr. William Lade has been appointed Postmaster tor at Falmouth, The Governor has issued commissions appointing the Honorable T. Y. Lowes, Esquire, to be Captain of the Buckingham Volunteer Rifle Corps ; R. C. D. Home, Esquire, to be Captain of the Launceston Volunteer Artillery Corps ; and William Tarleton, Esquire, to be Captain of the Hobart Town Vo- lunteer Artillery Corps, Captain Lowe's Commis- sion bears the date the 21st. instant; Captain Home's the 1st. of June, and Captain Tarleton's on the 19th of December last. All contractors and claimants against the De- partment of Public Works are requested to send in their claims without delay. Thp uiidorinoiitióned Muster MarinevB hayo boon oloetcd by'tho Chamber of Cominorco U8~accrçdjtod SiirvoyorH ¡-William Crosby, Henry Tonkin, and Aiuliw Haig, Tho following iüíportant Bye-law was passed by the Municipal Council on the 25th of June and is p...
A NEW SOUTH WELSH VIEW OF THE MAIL QUESTION. [FROM THE EMPIRE.] [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
A NEW SOUTH WELSH VÍEW OF THE .- ' - MAIL QUESTION. , [ritOM THC EMPIRE.] Tho oi in on that the Pan ma louto must boulti malely i lople 1 as tho settle 1 post ii line of com immicition between Poll mel «on an 1 Lngluiid if tho mtei^sts of Lostein Vusti alia and Now 7oaland lcccive duo consideiation 1 a3 become afteiyoais o'" diseussion condining the ldauvo mouts of di feie it io les the sV* If it conviction ot most of those 11 e Colonx mid m tho inolhu comitiv whc h ive cev otc 1 attention to the sublet Iho idvan tige to be de îvcd f cm a comm miCution tiavois mg such a clustci of pioduetive and advancing states and colonies as f ho idands of the Pacific tho West In lies anl the parts of Vineuca boideung on the isthmus and eiossmg the giuit lines of ti allic between the eastern and westein shoies of No th Amciica and the Western coast of South Amciica can liai di} bo ovoi estimated And m the event of wai botv con England and ni} of the Lui oi eau poweis-an event vvkieli picsent tuid...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. In coBKcquouco ol the liiclemonc} of the weathoi the depairtuic of the Tasmania loi S}dney via Melbourne .md Twofold Ba}, has been defeiied tdl Friday next Tut P. AND O Co's S S Etiru -Wo leam nom a private lettei that this fine vessel has been with- drawn ii oin tlus line Ilei late comniandei, Captain Mum o, left bei at Aden, and has smco been oideicd to China On his depaituie fiom the ship a veiyflattcimg testimonial was handed to lum Tjy the passcngei s, cxpi cssiv o of then high sense of Jus kindness and attention dining the passage' fiom Sydney, and as annul, of lcspeet, the cicw man- ned yaids and gave tin co hem t} chou s as ho passed over the side-¡sydney Hu aid
COLONEL GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
COLONEL GOLD. AMONGST the items of New Zealand intelligence which we published yesterday, was a parugruph from the Sydney Morning Herald referring to the much-impugned conduct, of Colonel GOLD A gentleman just arrived from the seat of war, has, it appears, intimated to our Sydney Con- temporary, that public opinion on the spot as to the merits of that officer is much divided, and that whilst one party charges him with an utter failure of duty, his friends defend him on the ground that ho is pursuing a policy which, if not popular or productive of immediate striking results, is deliberate and sagacious. It ia suggested that Colonel GOLD'S object is to ensure a series of small defeats to the British arms, in order to betray the Maories into a false confidence, and thus entice them into the field in numbers, under cii'cumstauct33 that would eave thom no chanco of victory. The defence. is one in all respects extraordinary con- sidering tho facts. The case' it suggests for Colonel GOLD i...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Mercury Office, Tuesday Afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE HOBAKT TOWN MARKETS. lleremni Office, Tuesday A ftcrnoon. Tha maikct pnce loi wheat is still 8s Gd but not mach is dony the demand being \ orj quiet Oats aie quito nominal, and theio is no enquirj Tvhatovei English baile} is stationaij atfonnei quotations with \cry tiifliii¿ oiiquin Hay is veij plentiful and lemains at ¿EC to £7 per ton aceoi din,r to quabtj Potatoes continues \cij dull of sale, and pi ices liavo a downwind tendency The flom iniuket exhibits no actmtj, but ])iiecs for first quahties mo ste uly at Ü21 to £22 pel ton according to quantitj Bran Is Gd to Is Dd pei bushel
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
A QUAKER MATOU GIM-IIAI -The House of Re- presentatives m Minne m Amuiea elected one of then lnombcis, Mr Eli Joins, to thopostof Majoi Geneial of the seconj division of Militia ol that State Tins gentleman is an esteemed inembei of the Socielj ol Iiiciuls md is, peilmps, the fhst quakei elected to so high °n ollico m the militia Mr. Jones made a lmmoious bul powciful speech and nftei leiciiiugto Hie change ho li ul witucn-od in the poimliu mind on the \ ai ions mouil questions of the da}, ho alluded to unlit ii} mattcis, md saul "still moio wondeiful who would have be- lieved that the Slate of Mime that bul a fe« }cais since gloiled in an oioostocl expedition, and was noisy with nnbtai \ tiannngs and the din of anus, would m 1835 exhibit the spectacle of i peaceable inonibci ol the Socict} of Fi lends being elected to tthe post ol Mii)oi Genei ii of ii division ol niditm, und that b} the icpicscntahxcs of the people m lLegislatn o capaeií} IiiUiocouiso of his bncf speech, Mi Jones ...
ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA. The Monthly Meeting foi Julx was held al the Museum on Woduesdti} cv ening the lbth instant His Excellency Su II E V Young, Piesident of tho Societ}, took the elun nt half post 7 o'clock. Tlieio was a laigo attendance of tim Fellows of the Societ}, Tho Scciot.uy laid upon the table the usual Returns of tho niimboi of vlsitois (808) to the Botanic Gai den, and (¿US) to the Museum, and of the mimbil of plants (17) in flovvci m the Botanic Gulden, duung June , also Tables of the Meteoio logical Obsei valions taken at llolmi t Ton n bj Mi Finnois Abbott, at Cnculai Head by Mi S B Emmett, and at Poit Aitlnu by Mi, Bo}d dilling Juno In anote to the Secietarj Mi Abbott described the appeal ance and mov ements of the Comet w Inch is now visible Hesawitfiist on the 12th mst, du ecu} aftei sun-sot, m tho constellation Leo , on the 13tb.it was m a Une with Regulas and Saturn at C p in , on the loth m Viigo, (havnig moved about lodeg neaaly duo East smce the 13th,) wi...
OUR HORSE STOCK. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
OUR HORSE STOCK. TUE Sydney Morning Herald makes the follow- ing reference to the proposal to hold the next Champion Race in Tasmania. Our contemporary slightly misunderstands us when he makes us regret the " decline of the Van Diemen's Land stock." It was the decline of the Turf we sorrowed over. That this is a circumstance involving as one of its necessary results a depre- ciation in the quality of our Breed of Horses, is of course patent, and although ive do not admit that it has yet operated to produce that result, it was the apprehension that it would do so that, amongst other reasons, induced our suggestion that an attempt should be made to revive the Tasmanian Turf by fixing on this island as the locale of the next Champion Race. With this explanatory note we quote our contemporary's remark s : The Ilobart Town Mercury, of the 3rd instant, notices a movement which has commenced in that city for the revival of the turf, and for the holding of tho next annual champion race in T...
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
SHIP MAILS. tiAxus will close nt the General Poät Office, Hobart Town, as under : Por Queensland and New Zealand via Sydney, per first vessel, Friday, at HKSO. a.m. For Adelaide via Melbourne, do do do For Melbourne, Twofold Bay, and Sydney, per Tasmania, do 11 a.in. P.S.-Mails for Sydney and Adelaide, are made up at tiu'f. Office, and fonv arded vii't Melbourne, by every Steam Vessel departing from Hobart Town or Launceston.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF nOBAET TOWN. A Mil VED. July 24 -Urania, sel ooiin, 101 tons, Dodd, norn Melbourne the 14tli, with sheep Agents-A A Butler. 1M till D OUI July 24-Tasmania, T S N Co's scicu steamei 285 tons, J Clinch, foi Sjdnc), \m Melbourne and Twofold Baj Pas&lt;-cngci s to Melbourne-cabin Mr James Smith, Mi i)n\ is Mi Stet enson, Mi .? and Miss Stocnpon, mci servant Steerage - Andre», Cb ulotte, J anm, John, fame, thom IA, Mary, and William land}, Cithriini and Mai j Scanlon, Mao Simpson, Jime-i Eaij, Geoigc Marsden, wife and dmglitci, Geoi^e Mastcis Charles Fletchci roi Sydncj-cabin Mrs and MIBB Hcit> and M nant Miss Gill Steerage - Miss Whitlow, Willnni Kobcits, Geoigf Mahood Ellen Lowe Mis Kilcj and infant loi Eden Htecragu Mr* Mciîoscj and ml mt, lohn Taj loi, WUliiun Wilson, Hem ^ Lambert, Samuel Bellctlc, John Thomson, Du id Smith Geoigc Bolton, Jan es Smith, thomas Smith, James i'uisley, Michael Snell, Hun ¿ Andeisoii Julj 24-Eclipse, schoonci, 19...
LOWER COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
LOWER COURT. BEFORE His Honor Mr. Justice Horne. The Crown Solicitor conducted the prosecutions. EMBEZZLEMENT. Edward Rowe was charged with embezzling two sums of 2s. 3d. respectively, the monies of his employer, Thomas Alfred Jones, baker, Murray street. This case has been recently published in our police report. The prisonor was in the service of &nbsp; the prosecutor, and was employed to carry out bread to the customers from one of whom he had received, as was alleged, 2s. for which he had not accounted. The defence set up by the prisoner was that he was in partnership with the prosecutor. A witness named James Cowie, who was ex- amined at the Police Office, was called by the prisoner to show that the prosecutor had served him, Cowie, in the same way as he had served the prisoner. His Honor said that could be no evidence in this &nbsp; case. What if the prosecutor had proceeded against twenty other persons how could that affect &nbsp; the prisoner ? Having...
A Christian Address by the Society of Friends on the subject of War. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
A Christian Address by the Society of Friends on the subject of War. IT is in the love of Christ, and in tho spirit of true patriotism, that wo moko this appeal. Our country is dear to us; wo honour our Sovereign, and prizo our freo institutions ; and wo dosiro that our national policy, and that of other professedly Christian countries, may accord with tho spirit and precepts of our Holy Redeemer, who panie " i?qt to destroy men's ljvos, but) to sa.vo tliem," The events of late years, as well as what is pass- ing avound us, have led us very seriously to re- view tho grounds of our Christian testimony in this matter. But this review has only confirmed the conviction, which wo dura not shrink from avowing, thal all war, on whatever plea of policy or of necessity, is unlawful under tho Gospel Dis- pensation. May graco and strength bo given ns in our daily intercourse among men to act consist- ently therewith, and to show out of a good con- versation our works with meekness of wisdom, W...
THE SNOWY RIVER. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
THE SNOWY RIVER. -*?. Tho following items about ti place ol'which many pors-ons fool an interest in knowing tho truth no.i from tho'Töandra correspondent of tho S. M. Herald. acNnr.AL VIEW or KIAKDUA.' Tho visitor to this Alpiiio region cannot bo sur- prised that tho public'geiierally should havo been mystified mid perplexed by tho contradictory reports: of various correspondents. Interested motives can at all times givo a particular coloring to au otfterwiso authentic statement, and oven where such motives dp npt axi it, other CUIISOT may lóu'vo'a totally diflerent impre»NÍou upon tho mind ol' each conti ibhtor. J-'or inijtaiieo :-Lot two reliablo mid uninterested travellers appronuh J&lt;iun,lru from Russell's-tho one on a fine, frosty, sinisliiuy'inoi'iiing ; tim cither pn u luiny,' cold, sleety uftpnuio,), with a souflj-v.-osfur lapwing tho hair of lils head-und the dlli'eroniin exhibited in their i"o onctions muy bo easily imagined. ÇLUMTI:. If wo could depend or huvo a...
SUPREME COURT. CRIMINAL SITTINGS. UPPER COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
SUPREME COURT. CRIMINAL SITTINGS. UPPER COURT. BEFORE His Honor, Sir Valentine Fleming, Knt. Chief Justice. The Sessions commenced this morning, and the &nbsp; Chief Justice took his seat on the Bench shortly after 10 o'clock. The following Jurors were fined each £2 for non- attendance :- Messrs. Samuel Bailey, Samuel Burgess, and James Birchall. The Solicitor-General conducted the prosecu- tions. FELONIOUSLY UTTERING. Matthew Keney, alias Clarke, was charged with feloniously uttering a forged order or warrant for the payment of 9s, with intent to defraud John Foster. John Foster, Lower Jerusalem, stated that on the 10th of June he was at work in the garden when the prisoner came to him with an order pur- &nbsp; porting to be signed by Mr. W. Holmes of the Lower Farm ; he said that it was written by Mr. Holmes's nephew and that he had received the order from Mr. W. Holmes. He called for a pint of beer, which witness gave him, taking the order in payment, and giving t...
POLICE COURT. TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
POLICE COURT. &nbsp; &nbsp; TUESDAY. BEFORE Mr. Tarleton, P.M., and Captain Bateman. Two drunkards and two disturbers of the peace were fined 5s. each, and Elizabeth Braydon was sentenced to be imprisoned for one month for a fifth offence of drunkenness. DISTURBING THE PEACE.—Eliza Yelland was charged by Constable Elliott vital disturbing the peace in Argyle-street last night. Defendant pleaded not guilty, when &nbsp; The apprehending constable stated that defend- ant was making a great noise opposite the Waggon and Horses, public-house, between 10 and 11 o'clock last evening, and continued to do so after being several times told to keep quiet. Constablo Marney gave corroborative evidence. Defendant said that when she was coming out of the public-house the first constable pushed her and the second said, " take her into custody," and Constable Elliott did so. Fined 5s., or seven days in the House of Cor- rection. BRUNEL AGAINST WILSON.—An information by Charle...
THE MERCURY. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 24, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 25 July 1860
THE MERCURY. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 24. 1860. THE officials-in-Parliament question, which furnishes Mr. GREGSON with a missile to throw at the head of Mr. NAIRN, is not a new one. It has long troubled the political world, and is likely to trouble it still. All the colonial Parliaments have discussed it and taken some action upon it. Our own has gone as far as any. A Bill excluding from the legislature all persons holding office in the public service otherwise than by political tenure, passed the House of Assembly by a large majority in the Session of 1858. It was rejected by the Council, not from any disapproval of its pro- visions, but on a point of privilege. As it affected the constitution of the Upper House, it was maintained that it should have originated there. It was obvious that it could not originate in both chambers, and as the etiquette of the position was imperious, the measure fell to the ground. The Assembly, however, attained its object by a side wind. It adopted a r...