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THE SOUTH ESK GOLD FIELD. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 March 1857
THE SOUTH ESK GOLD HELD. Although the bed of the river above the third basin, where, the nuriferous deposits are greatest, has been visited by upwards of a -thousand persons since Saturday, very little more information on the subject has hean obtained than that which we were ja possession of on Friday last. The fact that fine gold is mingled with the ?detritus deposited in the bed of tho river, has since been confirmed a thousand tunes over, .and a few specimens of quartz containing gold have also been found-but the largest louantity obtained by any single person or ?party, is but trifling. We are still of the same opinion expressed in our last issue, that, the discovery, merely amounts to clear indications of a rich gold field lying probably much further up the rôeer. For this reason we are inclined to discour- age any waste of labour at the third basin, .and would recommend nil parties interested ito turn their whole attention to the discovery .of the heavy deposits supposed, anti...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 March 1857
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Petty Laecent Act.-The advantages of this law, by a summary jurisdiction by t» o Magistrates, in cases of larceny under £5, are too obvious to need explanation, but we find, that in the Country Districts, the salutary provisions of this enactment, evidently passed to avoid prolonged imprisonment and unneces- sary expense, are not s> extensively carried out, as they are in Hobart Town, nor, perhaps, in Launceston, It will be seen by acosa, furnished by our Longford Correspondent, that two men have been committed for stealing a case of gin cf the value of 60s., by Mr. C. Arthur, the Police Magistrate of the District. This disposal of the case moat have arisen from one of two cause»,-either that the prisoners elected to be tried by a jury a privilege conceded to them by the Act, or for the want-a by no means " uncommon want," even here, of a second Magistrate ; as our Correspondent, however, does not mention, that the prisoners so elected to be tried, wemust assu...
OATLANDS RACES, 1857. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 March 1857
OATLANDS RACES, 1857. WgDNXSDAT, MABCH l8. Tue Oatlands Races commenced on Wednesday and considering the state of the weather, which was very unfavourable-sunshine one moment and keen freezing winds-the next blowing great guns'all tho day-thero was a pretty considerable number of spec; tators. The first event of the day was the Oatlands St. Leqeb, For which only two horses started, viz. : Mr. S. Blackwall'« Toutchstona Mr. Brown's Mystery. The race was won easily by the former. Considerable dispnte has arisen about this race, | Mystery running under protest, entered by Mr. Menee who maintained that Touchstone ought not to run, Mr. Blackwall not having declared on the 25th March. It seems that on the evening above referred to, when the declarations ought to have token place, the Stewards only two of whom were present, could not settle the matter. About ten o'clock, therefore, W, Smith Esq., was appointed referee, and it was consent- ed to leave the race open until twelve o'clock on t...
OYSTER COVE GOLD FIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 March 1857
OYSTER COVE GOLD FIELDS. Yesterday, the Huon steam Company's steamer the Cobre made a trip to Oyster Cove. Some idea of the want of faith or energy displayed may be gathered by the fact that only a very few of the more energetic of our citizens took advantage of the opportu- nity;―declined―on one of the brightest of &nbsp; Tasmania's sunny days―to participate in a few hours pleasure and relaxation, although a matter of so vital importance to our best interests formed the real purpose and object of the trip. Grant that the cry of Wolf! &nbsp; Wolf! has been raised, to some extent, with- out sufficient cause, still the "Wolf" came &nbsp; at last, and we are by no means prepared to treat with indifference any prospect that may present itself of bettering, by the discovery of a Gold Field, our present, by no means, enviable position. The Cobre returned a little before eight o'clock last evening, and the news she brings is of a most cheering character. All who vis...
MUSIC FOR THE MILLION. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 20 March 1857
MUSIC FOR THE MILLION. Tlie third Concert will take pUce to-morrow even- ing under the distinguished patronage of his Excellency and Lady Young, who will, also, honour the Theatre with their presence. The selection of music both vocal and instrumental, has been made with a due attention to the occasion, and there have been appropriated to the Military Baud some of the finest pieces ever com- posed : amongst these we may notice a selection from .Weber's celebrated Opera of Der Freischatz, another from Rossine's beau', if al Opera of Guilliaume Tell, and a characteristic melauge, entitled La Tempête, or the Tempest, in which the indications and various "move- ments" of a thunder storm will be musically described. We are pleased to find, that his Excellency and Lady Young bave patronized the Music for the Million, and wo hope their example will be followed by the elite of our society, especially when a treat of no ordinary kind has been prepared for their enjoyment.
THE FOUNDATION OF UNIVERSAL CONFIDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
THE FOUNDATION OF UNIVERSAL CONFIDENCE. There are discoveries and inventions which never reach beyond a certain locality there arc others which pervade the world. To the latter class belong the world-accepted remedies of Professor Holloway. In these colonies universal and implicit confidence is placed in them. Nearly every vessel that ar- rives from Liverpool or London brings a con signment of Holloway'-Pills and Ointment, and yet the demand from the interior is so large and incessant, that the stock is generally short in our seaboard cities. Large quantities are purchased and sent out for the express purpose of being peddled through the mining districts, and enormous profits are realized in this way. The miner who does not desire to be victimized by the travelling extortionists who speculate in these safeguards of human life, should provide himself with an ample supply from the accredited agents of Profes- sor Holloway, before starting for the interior. It is not of course the wish...
DIVERGING EMPIRES. THE SWORDS OF PHYSICAL AND MORAL TRIUMPH [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
DIVERGING EMPIRES. THE SWORDS OF PIIVSICALANB MORAL TRIUMPH Two men, alike perhaps, in the normal na- ture of their genius, and each aiming at a cer- tain universality of empire in the professions they respectfully selected-Napoleon and Holloway. The empire of the sword which the former created and for so many years of fluctuating victory sustained and fostered was, after all, nu idle and bloody dream. It faded in the frost of his first reverses, and when he died, a lonely exile on the sea-girt lock, there was no compensating benefit that he could point to for all the carnage, misery, and ruin his personal ambition cost the world. Pro- fessor Holloway made a wiser choice, altho- ugh the enemy he grappled with had more than mortal terrors at command. He levied war upon disease, and with the self made weapons of his Universal Remedies, has fought and overcome his enemy in every laud, on every sea, among all tribes and nationalties of the earth. It waa a stubborn fight and one in which...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. SYDNEY. (From the Empire. March 14th.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE.. SYDNEY. (From the Empire. March 14th.) There is scarcely any improvement in the state of business. At the commencement of the week the country tradp was rather brisk, and large orders were i eeeivcd lo meet the demand for winter goods. Throe days continued rain have sadly cheeked commercial transactions, and complaints are renewed of the stag- nation of business. The depression in the market for brcadstufl's, which has now existed for several months, has been increased this week by the accounts from Melbourne, where, in consequence of some lurge failures, flour has been forced for sale ; and best Adelaide, which was before quoted from £17 Ms. to £18 IOs., fetched only from £1G to £17. It is not likely, however, there will bo a corres- ponding fall here,, the demand for good flour contin. ues uetivo and the arrivals few. The Millers' quota- tions arc £10 to £18 ; sound colonial is selling at £17 to 17 10s, and best Chilian at £15. The deliveries of wheat fro...
ENGLAND'S RICHES AND RESOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
ENGLAND'S BICHES AND BESOTJECES. As soon as you onter England, which, with Wales, is no larger than the state of Georgia this little island stretches by an illusion to the dimensions of an empire. ' The innumer- able details, and crowded succession of towns cities, cathedrals, castles, and great decorated estates, the number and power of the trades and guilds, the military strength and splen- dour, the multitudes of rich and remarkable people, the servants and equipages,-all these catching the eye, and never allowing it to pause, hide all boundaries by the impression of magnificence and endless wealth, I reply to all the urgencies that refer me to this and that object indispensably to be seen yes, to see England well needs a hundred years ; for, what they told me was the merit of Sir John Soane's museum in London, that it was all packed and well saved,-is the merit of England:-it is stuffed full »in all corners and crevices, with towns, churches, villas, palaces, hospitals, aud char...
SYDNEY MARKETS. Friday Evening March 1[?], 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
SYDNEY MARKETS. Friday Evening March lg, 1857. Flour and Grain.-The principal millers give the following rate*-Messrs. Barker, and Co. quote fine flour at £18 anb seconds at £16 per ton: wheat Gs. per bushel. They report the now wheat as being very in- ferior with the exception of a few samples. Messrs. Furlong- and Kenuerdy. report that tbeir prices for the finest Sydney made flour, from colonial wheat, is 17 JÊ per ton, and that tbo demand is good: »beat from 5s. to ns. per bushel: bran. Is. 7(1. ditto. Messrs. Berkloman mid Bate quote fine flour at £18, and seconds £16 per ton: wheat 6s. lo fc's. 3d. per bushel: bran, Is. (id. per bushel. Victoria Mills,-Mr. Buckley report» a large supply of new wheat principally of inferior qujlity, which may be quoted at 5s. Gd. to 6s. Cd. per bushol. "Wheat continues to arrive in very bad condition.
CITY ARTICLE. Mercury Office Saturday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
CITY ARTICLE. Mercury Outee Saturday Evening. Tho invitai ion, by tender, for 20,000 bushels of wheat by the Commissariat, has bad the effect of stopping, for the present, any declino in the pi ice, « hieb has ad- vanced a trifle, namely 3d. per bushel, bince last week; the supply is very trilling, and millers arc not inclined to'buy except tor piesent use. There is a good demand for oats for export, and 7s. is readily given for any quantities. English Barley is scarce, and a good satyiplo would bring Ss. Hay of good quality is in de- mand, as arc, also, potatoes and onions, but the supply of each is limited, and by no means equal to the en- quiry. Onions, sound, are bought at £8 por ton, and potatoes, free from the grub, at from £7 to £8, both having an upward tendency. There is only one holder of maize in the Market, and he has only 200 bushels the price is nominal, but from 8s. to 9s. have been askeil. Flour remains at £18s. per ton, but one Mil- ler, Mr. Green, of the Steam Mill...
FRANCE. (From the Times Correspondent.) PARIS, Monday, 6 P.M. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
FRANCE (From the Times Correspondent.) &lt; Paris, Mondny,' 6 r.n The quarrel between the Swiss Confedera- tion ana the King of Prussia cannot be much more serious than it is. It has gone so far that the next step, unless prevented by po werful intervention, eau only be actual hos- tility. The King of Prussia gets more excited every day, and his reseutment increases as the trial of the Neufchatel prisoners is approaching. The Prussian peo- ple were at first said to be rather indifferent about the matter ; they are not so now ; and from the beginuiug the Prussian army anxious, no doubt, to reduce its inglorious idleness during the Crimean campaign- ' not unwilling to take a turn against the Switzer, for want of a stronger foe. Prepara- tions on a large scale are in progress. It is true still more formidable preparations were made by the King ot Prussia some years ago without any ruinous consequences to Europe. His Majesty loves to talk loud, but he is not really so terrible a...
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. Sweemxo CnisníExs.-Tenders aro invited by the War department, to bo received until Wed- nesday, the 25th instant at noon, from persons willing to contract for sweeping tbo Chimneys and Flues (as often as may be required) at the several Convi-t Buildings and establishments in Hobart Town" and its vicinity, including the Orphan Schools, Brickfields and Cascade Factory, from the 1st of Aprillidxt to the 31st of March 1858. Tlio tenders to state the amount for which tho work will be performed for the whole of tho Buildings, or the price for sweeping each cldmney or flue. Payment will bo made quarterly, on the certificate of the several Superintendents that the work has been dur- and properly performed. Any further information can be obtained on apply- ing to tho Royal Engineer Office. Wheat.-Tenders in duplicate are invited by the Commissariat until 12 o'clock on Wednesday, the 15th of April for the supply of about 20,000 bushels of clean sound Colonial Wheat, 64 poun...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
MISCELLANEOUS. The Exeoutionee of Palmer.-George Smith, who executed Palmer, has become in- solvent. He filed his petition on Friday, and was thus described :-" George Smith, late of Oakham in the parish of Bowley Regis, in the county of Stafford, in lodgings, labourer,drover, cattle salesman, and public executioner for the county of Stafford." Mr. Baron Nathan, so well and ko long known as master of the ceremonies at Rosher- ville Gardens, Gravesend,died on Saturday the 6th instant, at his residence, Kennington cross from the rupture of a blood-vessel in the head. As one of the " old familiar faces" at a place of popular resort, the deceased will be missed and regretted, aud no less so by a circle of private fi iends, by whom he is said to have been denervedly respected. A Double Bukglaet.-One of the most ingenious robberies which ever occurred was cpmmitted in Cardiff at an early hour on Sat- urday morning. It appears that the thieves gained an entrance into the passage of the hou...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. We do not identi[?]y our opinions with those of our correspondents THE INSOLVENT COURT. To the Editor of the Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. We do not Identity our opinions with those ol our correspondents THE INSOLVENT COURT. To the Editor of the Meicury. Sib,-Will you have the goodness to request the lear- ned Commissioner of the Insolvent Court to take the trouble to read the Insolvent Act, and to make himself thoroughly master of it» A. B. C f It is, truly, lamentable to think of the precious time, which is lost, for the want of this " useful knowledge," his Honor having to consult his Primer, (the Act) whenever any argument arises, even upon the most common legal topics. On the last Court day, u very simple question arose, as to whether an Insolvent was compelled to make a full discovery und surrender of his property, and would you believe it, Mr Editor, after a discussion of more than half an hour by the Solicitors on both «ide», our learned Commissioner, in the extremity of his doubt and ignorance, actually applied to Mr Tonkin tor advice and information ? And our Provisional Assignee, in ...
SOUTH ESK DIGGINGS. (From Saturday's Launceston Examiner.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
SOUTH ESK DIGGINGS. (From Saturday's Launceston Examiner.) The public curiosity with regard to our digging» mt the results to which they aro expected to lead is fully maintained, and has rather increased than diminished. Although fewer persons visited the ground yesterday, the difference was moro than compensated by the de- termination evinced by those persons who are at worl on tho spot, to test fully the value of the discovery. Mr. Hoyle and others have been washing the stuff at the old place, and have ¡rot very beautiful samples, soma of tho pieces being decidedly larger than at first found. Mr. Hoyle is the most systematic digger on the spot, and is full)' provided with the necessary appliances. He expscts to have nearly ira ounce of gold to-night, and informs us that ho mean« to try the place fairly, and find, if possible, what lie calls the " lead." Davis is sinking a hole with very promising indica tidus at the base of the" hill away from the river, but still on what we shoul...
LATEST DATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
LATEST DATES. England . SaiiFrnncUco . Now York . Cape of Good Hopo. Mauritius. Singapore. Cojlon..,. China . Calcutta . Bombay .:. Valparaiso . Australian Colonies.-vii : Victoria . Sydney. Adelaide. New Zealand. Western Australia. 23rd. Dec. . 12th. Jan. [ 13th. Dec. 19th. Dec. IStli. Jun. 23rd. Nov. 2nd Jun. 17th. Jan. lOtb. Jau. 30th. Dec. 20th. Oct. 18th. Mar. 11th. Mar. 11th. Mar. 18th. Feb. 31st. Jan.
THEATRE ROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Mercury — 23 March 1857
THEATRE ROYAL. , Wo beg to remind the Public, and moro especially» the admirers of the drama, that this evening will com- mence the temporary engagement of the celebrated Tragedian, Mr McKean Badiauan,who with our favou- rite Mr Warner, will alternate the characters in some of our finest Tragedies and Plays,thus affording a treat which »ill be highly enjoyed. Great as ara the expec- tations, which have boen formed of the great Trage- dian, we believe, that' they will be amply realized. Hamlet is the character selected 'for his first appear, ance, this evening, when he will bo supported by Mr Warner, as the Ghoät.