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VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
VICTOEIA. By the Black Swan, we havo Molbonrne papers to the 18th inst. It appears that tho formation of a new Ministry has been definitively undertaken by Mossrs. Ebden and O'shanassy in conjunction. The Argus says: The adjournment of Parliament to Wednesday noxt, affords Messrs. Ebden and O'shanassy tho opportunity of completing thoir arrangements for carrying on the Government of the country, a task they have now formally undertaken. These gentlemen being pressed by Mi'. Snod- grass and Mr. Duffy in the Assembly to enter into some particular explanations, declined at that stage: Mr. O'shanassy said the observations of tho bon. member had only excited the ridicule of the House. It would be highly indelicate aud improper for bim, at that stage, to enter into any explanations; but of this he could assure tho House, that nothing that had occurred witliin the last two or three days had compromised the honor as gentlemen, or the position as politicians, of tho lion, member for Brighton...
COMMERCIAL. HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Mercury Office, Tuesday Afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
COMMERCIAL. HOBART 'iOWN MARKETS. Ma cm y Ojju.e, Tuesday Afietnotm. Scarcely anything wtus doini; in wheat to-day, the market being rallier depressed since tho receipt of lost advices from Melbourne. ¿'or oats there is no demand, and English barley, with very little doing, is quoted rather lower. Hay continues ns before, loose ranging from £0 to X7 per Um uoeoiilmg to quality, mid country pressed from X5 lO.-i. to £(> lus. Potatoes are unchanged. The flour market in rather unsettled, and prices for uno Hour aro variously quoted, in some quarters At 4220 to £21, and in others at £21 to £22 per ton according to quantity. Brau Is. öd. to Is. Od.per bushel.
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
SHIP MAILS. xlULS wül cloBont the General Post Office, Hobail Town, as ander - Foi Melbourne, per City of Hobart, Uni, day, at 2 p ni For London, via Suez and Marseilles, per R M S Solsetle via Melbourne, ditto, at 4 p ni For London, via Suez and Southampton, ditto, ditto, ditto For Mediterranean Ports, via Suc7, auto, ditto, ditto. For India, China, Manilla, Batavia, ¿le, Ma Point di Gollcditto, ditto ditto Foi Mauntmo, Ct-pe of &ood Hope, viiMauntius, ditto, ditto, ditto For Swan River, via Mdbourne, ditto, ditto, ditto For Adelaide and Sydne\, \ ia Melbourne, per first vessel .ditto, at G p m For Melbourne, via Launceston, pu Black Swan, ditto at 5 JO p m P S -IMPORTANT NOTICL -The Tienen Transit Kate on Letters and Neuspapeis loi Kngland to be forwarded via Morsedles, and the British Postage on Letters and Ncwspapeis foi British Colonies and Toieign Portfi ti admitted \ia tho United Kingdom must bo pi epai i \>¡ moans of 1 asmanian PoDtAge Stamps inste u! of in (ash a...
SHIPPING. ENTERED OUT. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
S H I P P I N G. ENTERED OUT. August 21. -City of Hobart, T S N. Co 's screw &nbsp; steamer, 363 tons, Darby, for Melbourne Pas- sengers-cabin : Mr and Mrs Johnson and child, Mrs Morgan and two children, Mr W H Burgess, &nbsp; Mrs Pryde and three children, Rev. Mr Mackin- tosh, Mrs Mackintosh infant and servant, Miss &nbsp; Kilburn ; steerage-Mrs Coutts, Agnes Alexander and George Coutts, Mr und Mrs Beane, Henry &nbsp; &nbsp; Williams, Mrs Wiggins, William Eliza and Thomas &nbsp; &nbsp; Wiggins, Mary Anderson, Edward Gard, William Townsend, Jean Brown, Mrs Simmons, Clara Simmons, Henry Horton, David Buckley, John Burns, August 21-Hargraves, schooner, 171 tons, Henderson, for Sydney August 21 -Tamar, schooner, 110 tons. Pie, for Melbourne
CATANIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
C A T A N I A. We have received the following account of the insurrection in Catania, dated June 6. On the morning of the 31st May, to the cry of "Italy and Victor Emmanuel," a small body &nbsp; of armed men attacked the Royal troops in the city, nearly 2,000 strong, consisting of infantry, horse, and artillery. For nearly eight hours they continued the combat, taking two guns from the Royalists ; but, wanting ammunition, and reinforcements of more than 2,000 men approaching to support the Royalists, the insurgents were compelled to slacken their fire, and withdrew with a slight loss in killed and wounded, the loss on the part of the Royalists ex- ceeding 300 killed and wounded. When the attack was over the troops set fire to various build- ings, whether they had been fired from or not. Many houses were pillaged ; the troops shot down every one they met within the street indiscrimi- nately, whether rich or poor or sick, whether man or woman, robbing them afterwards. The libr...
SUPREME COURT. SITTINGS IN BANCO.—SECOND TERM, 1860. TUESDAY.—AUGUST 21. BEFORE their Honors the Judges. IN EQUITY. BEAVAR & ANR. V. MORRISON & ORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
SUPREME COURT. SITTINGS IN BANCO.—SECOND TERM, I860. TUESDAY.—AUGUST 21. &nbsp; BEFORE their Honors the Judges. IN EQUITY. BEAVER & ANR. v. MORRISON & ORS. The Solicitor-General (Mr. Knight) for plaintiffs, moved under the 84th section of the Common Law Procedure Act, that their Honors would appoint a day for holding a sitting out of Term, and subse- quent to the 18th September, to hear the cause on motion for a Decree. The learned counsel stated that the plaintiffs in this cause were Mr. Francis Edis Weaver & another, agents of the Victoria and Melbourne Steam Navigation Company, and the defendants, Messrs. Askin Morrison, Alexander McNaughtan, &nbsp; and George Salier, sued as partners in tho adven- ture of purchasing and trading the vessel wooden Tasmania, and that the plaintiffs so long as the suit continued were compelled to reside in Tasma- nia, to the serious prejudice of their business in the other Australian Colonies, and would be com...
THE MERCURY. WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22ND, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
THE MERCUKY. WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22ND, 18C0. ?^ - lu the Legislative Council yesterday, the Bill to amend tho Electoral Act was read a second limo ; the Powers of Attorney Bill was read a third time «id passed ; and a Bill for the Recovery of Small Debts from persons about to leave the colony, was introduced by Mr. GIIEOSON and read a first timo. On tho motion of Mr. BUTTON &lt;m address was OTCSontedtoHis EXCELLENCY, praying that the resolutions of the House on tho Marriago Act might be communicated to tho Duko of Newcastle. Mi'. WHYTE moved tho suspension of Standing Ordere, to enablo him to propose a series of resolu- tions without notice, pledging the House to pro ,Be*(J no further with publio business until parlia- ment was dissolved. This conrso was objected to hy the -COLONIAL SECUETAJIV, Mr. CAUTER, Mr. "WILSON, &lt;«pt. LANGDON, and others, and tho notion waa withdrawn, Mr. WHYTE statiug that ho would place it on tho notice paper. The llouso then rose....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
ADDRESS TO WILLIAM BACE ALLISON, ESQ., M.H.A. ,t j Se. &c. Ac. TYBAB 81B,-Now that the Colonial Chap. JkJ hunt have received authentic information of the Disallowance i by the Crown of the Bill to Abolish State A d to Keligion, on the ex- press ground of it« failing to protect the vested interest« of the Clergy, we think it an ap- propriate moment for offering to you our thanks for the straightforward and impartial manner in which, in jour plaee in Parliament, yon protected (upon several occasions) the interests of the Colonial Chaplains in the Session of 1859. If the Bill to Abolish State Aid to Religion was carried through the House of Assembly. notwithstanding the opposition of yourself and that of other gentlemen, Members of that House, who were unwilling to see the tcmpoial welfare of the Clergy sacrificed; >ou, and those who thought with you, have had the satis faction of knowing that yon adopted the course of justice, and of witnessing the confirmation of your sent...
QUEENSLAND. (FROTH TUE ARGUS CORRESPONDENT) Brisbane, August 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
. QUEENSLAND. (FROTH TUE ARGUS CORRESPONDENT) Brisbane, August 1. You havo your Mr. Barton in Victoria, and wo havo something like tho class of man bore. A foxv of tho celebrities returned to our Houso of Assembly, whose liamos look very xvell with tholotters M.L.A. after thom, mako rather a moss of it when, standing upin their place in the Houso, thoy essay eloquently to shoxv xx-liat thoy think and feel about things in , general ; and in tho fluster and excitement of a» r position so new to them, and for xvhich I might,. almost venture to say nature never intended them, ; poor is the effort of tho tongue, and ludicrous tho, plungings of the imagination. Hoxvover, they sit, doxvn under a strong idea that a speecb has been effected Judge, then, their horror next day, when, ( impatiently snatching the papor, they find that or singlo sensible sentence does not appear to their credit in print. Of courso tho gentlemen acquit: themselves of all blame ; of course it is a mere con- * spira...
TELEGRAPHIC DESPATCHES. THE WAR IN NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
TELEGRAPHIC DESPATCHES. THE WAR DT NEW ZEALAND. [The following are fuller telegrams than were contained in The Mercury of yesterday, and we publish them although some of the items have been anticipated.] SYDNEY. Wednesday. On tho morning of tho 4th, the report was brought in that the natives were attacking the town from all points. The alarm was sounded, and permission waa given to send all women and children to Marsland Hill, aud every man hastened lo his post. The greatest enthusiasm prevailed. TJie rebel», after advancing closer to the town (han they had yet been, seem to haye confined themselves lo plunduriug houses, but jp was con- jectured that a movement was on foot for a com- bined actack. Several skirmishes have taken placo with the natives, who seem to swarm everywhere, and to riso up in ambuscade on all hands, , On the 29th cf July, aman named Harris, a drayman in ihp sorvice of tljo trqqpä, was shot dead by tho natives, from tho bush near the beach, at a distance of 1,30...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
Steam to Melbourne. Return Tickets. Return Tickets. THE T. S. N. Company's Steamship " CITY OF HOBART," Alfred Darby, Commander, will leave for MELBOURNE, on WEDNESDAY, 22ad August, attlireo p.m. F ABES. i, » £ «. d Betern Dicket«, available foi* ^ two months or four voy ages... 12 10 0 Single Passage, Saloon. 7 0 0 Single Passage, Steerage. 3 10 0 Children under 12 years of ago in pro- portion. BENJ. M. CUNNINGHAM, Manager, T.S.N.-Co. Franklin Wharf, August 10th, 1860. Steam to Melbourne. Tlie Launceston & Melbourne' Steam Na* igalion Co's Royal .MailS'eam Ship " BLACK SWAN," AiBXAKDsa %r WOOD«, Commnnder, will leave the Bar, Launceston, (under contract with the Tasmanian Government) immediately after the arrival of the Hobart Town Mail on THORS DAY next, the 23rd instant. For Freight or passage, Apply to GEORGE FISHER. Agent. Wharf, Launceston, August 16th. 22a For Twofold Bay and Sydney. THE BARQUE PET, ; 400 tons. fThis well-known und favourite _ passenger ship (after a ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
BIRTHS. On 13th instant, at the "Grove," O'Brien's Bridge, MRS. J. F. O. HULL, of a daughter. On the 19th instant, Mrs. F. WILSON, of Glen- orchy, of a son. 22 a DEATHS. At her residence on the 18th August, MARY, the beloved wife of MR. HUGH GORDON, after a long illness, in the 73rd year of her age. Friends are informed that her funeral will move from her late residence, Bathurst-street, on Wednesday the 22nd, at two o'clock. Please friends accept this as an invitation as no circulars will be issued. 22 a At the residence of her husband at New Norfolk, on Sunday, 19th instant, MARTHA, the wife of Mr. John Glamm, aged 39 years. Friends will please &nbsp; attend the funeral which will take place at 2 o'clock on Thursday, 23rd inst. No circulars will be &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; issued. 22 a On Tuesday 21st inst., GEORGE AUBERT, son of Mr. Henry Hunter, Macquarie-street, aged 14 months. 22 a On Monday, the 20th instant, MR. JOHN TUCK, aged ...
COMMERCIAL FRAUDS, [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 22 August 1860
COMMERCIAL FRAUDS, In a memorial recently addressed to the Board of Trade (and published in the Money Market Review of June 9), Mr. W. F. Spackman, jun., furnishes the following recapitulation of the losses-amount- ing to an aggregate of nearly four millions sterling _which have been sustained during the last three or four years, through the inadequate system of audit of the accounts of public companies:- &nbsp; The Royal British Bank.-Stopped payment in 1856. The failure was caused by making advances to directors and others on improper and insufficient securities. Capital, £200,000; deposits, £510,000 ; &nbsp; &nbsp; on which 15s. in the pound had been returned ; deficiency, 5s. in the pound, £135,,000; total, £335,000. Tho Tipperary Bank.-Failure caused by the frauds of Sadlier. Accounts were wilfully falsified. Capital, £500,000; deposits, £700,000; total, £1,200,000. I believe the whole has been lost. The London and Eastern Bank.-In this case the notori...
SHEEP AND ALPACA WOOL. (FROM THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 23 August 1860
SHEEP AND ALPACA WOOL. (FROM THE SYDNEY MOJUUNG IIERAID.) The founders ot our sheep farming will recol- lect that many pamphlets and books were pub- lished from 30 to 40 years ago. descriptive of the probabilities of the return to be derived from that purâuit. One of the most favoured plans of those who recommended this line of life was to show the geometrical progression in the numbers of the flock. Thus the owner of 100 sheep was enabled to predict what would be their growing opulence from year to year, if the seasons should smile, if mortality should be averted from their flocks, and if the demands of Europe ((ave them sufficient market Few predictions of this kind have ever been realized with exactness in other pursuits. Thespecuujto^s^aii through the .h l , broad lens of possibility, without any darkening hues of the ordinary and probable, and imagines that day by day and hour by hour, he will ad-i vanee towards succesB. But while multitudes of projects end in disappointment or...
[BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] MOUNT NELSON. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 23 August 1860
[UV rWCTlHG Tí LIO KAW! ] MOUNT NELSON. August 22.-Wind, S., light. Bar.30.15., Therm. , 45. TAMAR HEADS. August 22.-Wind, N.E., gale. Dar. 30. 7., Therm. D5. CIRCULAR nEAD. ABlilVEI). August 22.-Mimmio Dyke, schooner, from Mel- bourne. August 22.-Helen Ann, schooner, from Mel- bourne,
INSOLVENT COURT. WEDNESDAY, 22ND AUGUST, 1860. BEFORE Mr. Commissioner Browne. In re JOHN LANGDON. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 23 August 1860
INSOLVENT COURT. WEDNESDAY, 22ND AUGUST, 18G0. BEFORE Mr. Commissioner Browne. In re JOHN LANGDON. Adjourned meeting for discharge. The discharge of the insolvent had been opposed by the assignee in consequence of his not having furnished the necessary statement of accounts, but as that had been filed The discharge was granted. In re W. C. EASTON. (Hamilton). Adjourned first meeting and meeting for discharge. Mi'. Adams for the insolvent. The following debts were proved:-Isaac Sherwin, agent for J. P. Sherwin, £39 Os. 3d., balance of account for sheep and cattle ; W. J. Rout, for R. M. Lewis, of Melbourne, £39 7s. Gd. on a bill of exchange ; Pnrkis and Minnis, £63 4s. lid. on bills of exchange and for goods sold and delivered ; Fortune Guillois £5 8s., for goods sold and de- livered ; Thomas Jackson £8 12s. lid. goods sold and delivered ; S. Abel, £16 10s. 6d., balance of wages (admitted as a claim) ; James Jackson, (Hamilton) £170 19s., for rent and money lent, (admitted as a claim...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 23 August 1860
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. Tho City of nobatt left foi Melbourne vcstciday afternoon, taking vutli othci caigo neatly 2 000 boxes gi cou imit Ihostciuiei üso taUcä anothci shipment of ¿0 \aluable joimg hoiso1!, oi Ihccait bioed, foi the Melbourne muket A isthei novel Rceno occuried on boaid tho vessel duimg the shipment ol the hoi ses, a tine joung gi ey mue, whilst hanging m hoi box sonic feet nbovo tho deck, made a spang, and having succeeded m get- ting hoi foie legs o\ci the fiont of the \>o\, Konioi saluted on to the dec' filling on bel bael, and luckily mr-siug tho hold Speedilj iceoveinig hei legs tho annual made a cpim¿ o\ei the i ail of the vessel, and jumped on to the landing st ige, fortunately without liijuimg any of the uumeioub by standet ii, fcho « us then secured pud safely bei thed. below Hie Don Pedro II Ia=,t fiom Melbourne, lotuuicd after a. long ubsonco horn poit >e¡jtouiuv luoiiimg Tlio baiquo it will bu lemcmbcied lett hoio m March, foi Poit do Di unco New ...