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MORE HORRIBLE OUTRAGES BY TICKET-OF-LEAVE HOLDERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 26 July 1860
MORE HORRIBLE OUTRAGES BY TICKET-OF-LEAVE HOLDERS. THERE is something absolut&ly sickening in being called upon day altey day to record the perpetration of tho most horrible crimes by the monsters now being turned loose amongst us with tickets-of-leave from Port Arthur. Our Longford Correspondent sent us down the fol- lowing about a woek since, and we suppressed it at the time thinking it better to await the result of the man's examination:-"A very " abominable crime has recently been perpe. " trated in this district by a ticket-of-leave " holder under sentence for life. The mflian " has been apprehended and the examination " will take place before the Police Magistrate in «' a few days," The receipt by us of an account of another horrible outrage committed by another of these men upon a helpless young girl of nine years of age at Port Cygnet has de- termined us to call the attention of the Parlia- ment to the matter at once. Our Correspondent says i-"A most horrible outrage...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 26 July 1860
Steam for Melbourne, Twofold Bay, and Sydney. THE T.S.N.Co's Steam- ship "TASMANIA," J. Clinch, commander, will leave &lt;br the above porta on FRIDAY 27th July, at noon, FAKES TO TWOFOLD BX\, The nearest Port to the Diggings. . Saloon . £7 7 0 Steerage. 3 10 0 Children under 12 yean of age in, proportion. BENJ. M. CUNNINGHAM, Manager T. S. N. Co. . Franklin Wharf, July 24th, 1860. Steam to Melbourne. THE L. and M. S. N. CO'S Steam Ship "ROYAL SHEP- HERD," W. EL. SAUNDEBS, Commander, will leave the Company's "Wharf, Launces- ton, on SUNDAY morning next, the 29th July, at 8 o'clock. For freight or passage, apply to GEORGE FISHER, , ' - Agent. Wharf, Launceston, July 21st, 1860. 27j For Sydney. Calling at Twofold Bay, the nearest port to the Snowy River Diggings. .4 THE fine fast-sailing brig T&>, ALARM, Wsèyfaf. 300 tons burthen, JOHN MITCHELL, Commander. Will sail as above on Saturday next, 28th inst For freight or passuge apply on board.or to M'PHERSON &a...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 26 July 1860
MARRIED. At Glen Ayr, on the 24th instant, by the Rev. Thomas Dugall, Mr. Joseph BERRISFORD, jun., of Patient Cottage, Glenorchy, to JULIA, oldest daughter of Mr. Thomas S. Dickson, of Euroa, Victoria. j 26 DEATHS. On Monday morning, the 23rd instant, at his residence, New Town, GEORGE FREDERICK READ Esq., in his 73rd year. The funeral will leave New Town on Thursday the 26th instant, at half-past 12 o'clock, and then proceed to the place of inter- ment, St. David's, Hobart Town. 26 j On the morning of the 21st instant, ELIZABETH, relict of the late Robert Harrison, Esq., J. P., of Woodbury, Antill Ponds, and formerly of Rochford Hall, Essex, whom she survived but seven days, aged 89 years. 26 j On the 23rd instant, at her residence, 20 Liver- pool-street, MARY ANN LETITIA, widow of the late Captain Chace, aged 72 years. The funeral will take place on Thursday the 26th instant, at three o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited by the request of George and Samuel Chace, to attend he...
INSOLVENT COURT. WEDNESDAY, JULY 25TH. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 26 July 1860
INSOLVENT COURT, WEDNESDAY, JULY 25TH. BEFOIÍE Mr. Commission«1 Browne. In re JOHN LANGDON. This was a first meeting. Mr. Lees appeared for insolvent, and put ¡n tho usual affidavit of service ofiiotico to tho creditors. On tho application of Mr. Leos an adjourned first mooting, and meeting for discharge, wero fixed for tho 8th proximo. Tu ¡ J . ".. J .is Wi r.i.üTTS 'J'AYLOE. This was a first mooting. Mr. Adams appeared for insolvent and put in. affidavit of service of notico to creditors. On tho application of Mr. Adams, an adjourned first meeting, and meeting for discharge,were fixed for tho Sth proximo. 7» re JAMES Ciirrrv. First meeting. Mr. Crisp .appeared for- insolvent and put in afti davit of service of notico to creditors. On tho application of Mr. Crisp, nn adjourned first mooting, and meeting for discharge,wore fixed for the 8th proximo. In re PHILIP DAVIS. This was an adjourned first meeting and meeting for discharge. &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr. Lees appeared for ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 26 July 1860
For Melbourne Direct, ~z~*a,. The fine first-class brig, /&S&m* NORTH STAB, ^t^tWh. B.. DALL, Commander, ^-«¡-¿'St-\Yill sail for the above Port on TUESDAY next the 31st instant. For Freight or Passage, apply to tho Captain on board at the Constitution Dock. t d w PUBLIC NOTICE. "Y Town and Country Customers, and the MM. Public in general, are respectfully in- formel that I have now landing a supply of the BEST NEGROHEAD TOBACCO, And that all orders received will be immediately executed. J. W HITE, TOBACCONIST, NEW YOEK HOUSE, 28j Liverpool Street, Hobart Town. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, Ex Harrowbg and Aurora Australis. J. WfËLIAMS Has on Sale B ROADWOOD'S COTTAGE PIANOFORTES. Kirlcman's Grand and Cottage do. Allison and Allison's do. do. Alexander's HARMONIUMS, with from 1 to 16 Stops. ALSO, A Variety of other New and Second-hand INSTRUMENTS, at Low Prices. Pianofortes Lent on Hire, Tuning, 8fc. 41, Elizabeth-street. N. 33.-J. W. Travels twice in the Year through the Isl...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 26 July 1860
TASMANIAN PRIMITIVE LODGE A. & I.O.O.F. The Officers and Brethren of the above Lodge are requested to assemble at the Lodge Room, Ocean 'Child, on Friday, the 27th inst. at 2 o'clock, for the purpose of accompanying the remains of Brother PITFIELD of the Loyal United Brother's Lodge to the place of internment. By order of the N. G. J. II. HOWLAND, &nbsp; 27j . Secretary,
VESSELS IN HARBOUR. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
VESSELS IN HARBOUR. BARQUES. - Pet, Runnymede, Heather Bell, Sapphire. Buias.-Julia, Grecian, Union, (laid - up.) SCHOONEIIO.-Hargraves, Tamar, Swordfish, Creole. STBAMRIIS.-City of Hobart, Cullodon, Cobre, Twins, (ferry steamer.)
THE LABOR MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
THE LABOR MARKET. There is no material alteration in this Market . to report at present but os a large number of laborers are leaving the colony for the Kiandra diggings, probably this description of labor will be shortly in rather bettor request; at present however the demand is chiefly confined to good domestic I servants, coaohmen, and grooms, and far this de- j scription of service there continues an active ] enquiry at liberal wagez. ,
OUR SUBMARINE CABLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
OUR SUBMARINE CABLE. WE regret to have to announce that a portion of the Submarine Cable connecting Tasmania with Victoria has been hopelessly destroyed. It is a length of some thirty miles lying between King's Island and the Hummocks, and the cause of itB destruction has been discovered to be a reef which lay across its course, and chafed it into pieces. There is no possibility of repairing the damage until a supply of new cable has boen received from England, and it is impossible as yet to say what arrangements may be mode with the Victorian Go- vernment towards the necessary expense of renew- ing our telegraphic communication with that colony, and via Melbourne with the whole of Australia. The impression generally entertained by thought- ful men here, that in the caso of any colusión between England and a great maritime power, the Derwent would be made the rendezvous and base of operations of a hostile fleet, renders it of more than local importance that the means of electric com...
HOBART TOWN PRICES CURRENT. ALE AND PORTER, (duty paid.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
HOBART TOWN PRICES CURRENT. ALE AND PORTEE, (duty paid.) £. B. d. je. Ale Bass's, per lihd. 7 0 0 to 7 AlUopp'sdo . 8 0 0 8 Other brands do ... 5 0 0 Byass's, per dozen ... 0 10 0 Allsopp's do. 0 10 6 Marzetti's do . 0 10 0 Second class branda do 0 7 0 Porter Taylor's per lmii ... 7 0 0 Trauma's do ... 4 10 0 Otber branda do ... 3 10 0 Byuss'a quarts, doz 0 10 6 Marzetti's do ... 0 10 6 2nd class brands do 0 7 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 6 11 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 9 0 0 Colonial cabin, per cwt. ... 1 4 0 to 1 6 0 Navy do . 0 l8 0 10 0 EugUsb fancy asBortod, lb. 0 1 0 0 10 BUItmNO MATKRIAXS. Bricks, Colonial, per 1000 1 10 0 to 0 0 Hit» ... do 5 0 0 0 0 Slates, Dnchesa, do 12 10 0 14 0 Countess, do 10 0 0 10 10 IjulioH, do 5 0 0 6 6 Cement, Roman, per burrel 12 0 15 Pmtland,do 0 l8 0 10 Cork, per Jl». Anierir.ro, do BUTTER. . 0 C*NJ>I,J>«, Price's No. 1 Belmonte, lb. 0 1 4 to 6 ) f J Foteign do. 0 10 0 0 0 Composition do . 0 0 10 0 0 0 CANVAS. Asstd.Nos.,lfttquality, yuro}. 0 J 1 to 0...
INTRODUCTION OF SALMON. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
INTRODUCTION OF SALMON. Mr. Alexander Black, the gentleman who had charge of the Salmon Ova on board tkoS. Curling, and who is at present in Tasmania and in commu- nication with the government, has in compliance with instructions from the Colonial Secretary, sub- mitted n Report on the practicability of introduc- ing and colonising the Salmon in the Tasmanian waters. An extensive examination of the coast and river water of the island, has led him to the conclusion that they are "in every way suitable " to the propagation of the Salmon."* Ho esti- mates the approximate cost of a repetition of the late experiment, bat with appliances, attend- ance, &c, calculated to ensure its success, 'at something like £2,200, and calculates that at and from the sixth year a gross revenue might be raised from the proceeds of the fisheries of upwards of seventy thousand pounds. A parliamentary Committee has been appointed to report upon the subject, and there can be no doubt that, in compli- ...
METOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS For July 1860, at Hobart Town, taken at noon, in shade. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
ÎtBTBdEOLOaiÇAL1' OBSÊEVATÏÔÎÎS \ torJvîy 1860, atBóbart Tovm, taken at noon, in shade. TREU. WINDS »0.1 30.2 30.3 30.2 30.0 30.1 "30.2 í30.a ' 2Í1.B ~2!).í» ä'J.0 30.4' 30.5 30.1 30.2 30.2 30,2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.5 30.5 -80.1 30.5 30.4 30.4 30.4 30.4 '80.3 .¡K>\ 30.2 311 30.3 Mtl. 30.2 02 52 D2 51 51 52 50 . 50 '53 53 51 40 44 40 40 50 51 50 4S 4S 4« 50 4H 48 47 50 51 4H 50 Calm Ch. Calm Calm ii. Calm I S.W. 1 Culm S.E. di. K.E. Calm CIi. Calm N.W. NDB*L 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 4.4. 0.2 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 00 0.0 0.2 0 0 00 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.0 Cilm Itain 1-10 in. Pine Cloudy .Fine Cloudy Damp Ditto "Fine Ditto Sijually Fiiie Cloudy * Fine r Frosty' Ditto D.W., Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Cldv, Damp Ditto Ditto . Small Rain Cloudy Ditto Fine Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto NOTE.-A nebulous comet mode it» appeavanco here on the 10th, and for a few days afterwords ; it was first seen in the Coastellation Leo," near the Planet Saturn; on the 13th its right a...
RAILWAY SLEEPERS FOR ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
RAILWAY SLEEPERS FOR ENGLAND. We have the satisfaction to announce that there will'be sent by the first homeward bound ship hence, 5,000 railway sleepers, out norn blue gum at Dr. Crowthers mills, Huon, seven feet long, by 10 feet S inches, for trial on some of the English lines, and that these are to be followed by 20,000 others also of blue gum, which will be forwarded as occasion offers by vessels going home to Eng- land. The sleepers will be sent as ballast at a nominal freight, from a desire to open up our ex- port trade with England of the splendid and durable timbers of our Colony.
IRRIGATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
IEBIGATÏON. r WE have in soveiul of oui\ recent Summaries referred to the subject of Irrigation as one that was occu- pying a large amount of publio attention,and from some practical action on which tho best results were anticipated in au inci'caso in the produc- tiveness of the soil in many parts of tho Colony. A present stimulus has boen given to this project by the interese taken iii the .subject by His EXCEL- LENCY Sir Henry YOUNO, who hii3 revived its discussion in tho lioyal Society of Tasmania, and obtained a valuable collection of illustrative docu- ments from the Directors of the Madras Irrigation Works and from tho Government of that presi dency. Mr. Stutzer, our Publio'School Inspector aud Public Lecturer on History, has also lectured on the same theme, communicating tho results of his observations of tho system of Irrigation in operation in Lombardy, and iu some spots in Eng- land, and bearing testimony to tho admirable facilities that exist in this island for the establ...
RATES OF INTEREST AND EXCHANGE OF THE HOBART TOWN BANKS. RATES OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
"KATES Ob' INTEREST AKD.KXCHANÛB OF TUE HOHAltr TOWN UA.Nhb BATES or IKTKKEST: On Mils not exceeding OS da3» ... 7 Do. du. not el eo ing 125 do. . .- ' » .. - On billa eveecding 12J days ... -. M-~ Overdrawn accounts. » » "; *. l'ait due bills. 0 «i"j I» On casb créait accounts . s »i»* " IIVTKS orr'iciuNot.. pet ceut -'.per cent *~pTer,ceiit -psr cent per cent per cent Where dravra on landon ato dnjssight Lon io» at .Ki da) s sight, New South Wales at sight ... Victoria do. do. . hiiutliAnetrnlU, di do. New Zealand al slgUt .i. Kew '¿«liant} at 80 days slglit ... Laiuieeiton at bight ... Bills purchitsed Drafts Issued Discojnt. Ja dis. uu ^dis. já'dis. »dis. r/remltun. 1« 'A lïCTUltN allowing the Stock of Gooda in Uonded Warehotls jr at'ifnbartToViii, oitUieaijt^uljr.-lieO:- * ' SPIRIT», vlr.-Ilraulv, gullona '.. 8,522 Ullin, do ... . 33, .li llenero, do . 1,77*1 Whisky, do .T 1,2 0JÍ English Gin .. i ... ... l.TTiijä Cordials, do .,. .,. ." jOlJj, I'erfuiuod, ile., .., Wine, gallo...
TARIFF OF DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
? eaaas»sttttft»aftaj...i a.-,i ,. II ?'.»UFI>PQ|r-fltWP,9, I'ajablo on til« Mlowlus articles iinnortuj (oto ftainanla, til oilier weroliaudieo bsljis adiultted tltitjr freof.ulD tU eouutrios awi Wider tujr «»([. «. d. iJrtuJj, auj all other spirits, cordial«, tod atronj ' watara, ttcfptlng rum, per galluu. 19 0 Ruin, pet' gulliin .. 10 0 Wilina, (In Mimi) per (Tallon . X M Wlntt, (ia bottle) reputed nu uta, pur iln/aii ... ... ti 0 Wlnta, (in bottlt) rtputtd puita, par dauan . 3 0 ToteMo, par lb. . >. a « PItto,to«¡r.«d, forsl)eep.i)reiau}g, ptrjb. ... ... 0 a Olstra, par lb. .- . ». _ to Snuff, par lb.M . ~ ... ~ SO Tat, per lb.. ». 0 * Coffee, ptr lb.. . 1U Rantd tust.«, loaf tad enuutd, M4 mar etndv. par fiwt.,,» ... . M. IO A1'^*^,W',Mw»i. P»F««V'.. . - n KrW fruin, par lb. ,, ... ,. " 0 1 HODS, par Hw ." .,, ... ., ." _, j 2 Malt, par buttai " ." / ," , " ... ? j " Ma>t liquor«, (In «roo-D per gillon." ." o ?! Maitl|quora,(lnbottle)reputt.lquarl«,ji«rflo«tn - I * lstl...
PUBLIC SECURITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
PUBLIC SECURITIES. The stock and share market: has continued quiet the last four weeks. A few share3 in the Tasma- nian Steam Navigation Company changed hands at a.) 5s., and some shares in the Hob.'.i-t Town GAS Company wore disposed of at X10 Os. At tho half yearly meeting of the T, S. N. Company, hold on the 6th inst., a dividend of 10 per cent pet' annum was declared, being 4 per cent, highor than the dividend declared at the meeting six months ago. The half-yearly meeting of the H. T, Ga,-¡ Company took place on the 8th inst., when a dividend of 8 per cent per annum was declare.!, bein,; 1 per cent higher than the previous dividend. TitmsuM S rook- AID SIIIBK LidT, cor.uoted to Tuesday ¿1st August, lSCD. DCaCMfTIOX. Uii«J.j. Bank nf Van Dlsmoii's Land .,,.,. Coinuiercliil llnnk .,. Hank uf Australasia.,. Union Bank uf Australia . Ztiiurnnec Comimmct. Tasmanian l'no nuJ Mia Inaui-Aiicc ... HubirtA Lauutieaum MiirhiuAi.-mrantM Derwent A iiuuir l'iri;, Lii'e, .t Muriin* Coruniill ...
THE MONTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
THE MONTH. The Revision of the Electoral Roll took place &nbsp; at, Longford about the middle of July, and the electors of that district were sufficiently alive to their &nbsp; &nbsp; interests to make 400 additional claims to the franchise, most of which were allowed by the Re- vision Court. The influenza has been doing its work at Longford, and scarcely a family had escaped; the frosty weather, however, had abated the plague. An inquest was held at the Female Fac- &nbsp; tory, before A.B. Jones, Esq., coroner, to enquire in to the death of five of the inmates, named respec- &nbsp; tively, Mary McDonald, Mary Ann McGuinness, Ann Walker, Ruth Richmond, and Mary Reilly, &nbsp; who occupied the invalid ward. After a prolonged and careful investigation the jury returned a ver- dict to the effect that the deceased had died from in- haling carbonic acid gas evolved from a coal fire inadvertently left burning in an open stove in the ward in ...
TABLES OF MORTALITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 21 August 1860
TABLES OF MORTALITY. We have been favored with a Table of Mortality for the half year ending 30th June, 1860, prepared by Dr. E. Swarbreck HALL. This Table is always published by the Royal Society in connexion with Mr. F. ABBOTT'S Meteorological Table, but as the subject is one which possesses a deculiar interest just now we take advantage of the opportunity afforded us of laying before our readers Dr. HALL'S Observations upon the mortality of the last six months. During the six months ending 30th June 1860, the births registered for the Hobarton registration district were 47?, or 19 less than for the corres- ponding period of 1859. At the same time the deaths were 8 more. But this excess, with four more, occurred in the first quarter, the second quarter having four less than the corresponding quarter of 1859. The first month of the six shows the largest excees of deaths over 1859, and June exhibits the greatest diminution. The last fact is the more remarkable, as it is the reverse ...