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SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Jaiiinrj 1- Vttrora Yiisti ths, ship 508 tons, D w ej, fi om L mdon, 28th boptenibcr last, with cirgo, tibtn pissoiuera liouc, steuagc Alfred Win 11» ko, Isabella Hrtdburj, '-elma Kuchel lîritdbuy, lohn Surgeait, btrib feiigtiint Juno | Sirri-iiif, John S a ¿cant, Jlarv Saigcant, j Iticfiiud Altins, nuil, 2 brogers bi3>, 4S loose lett r-. Agents Ittouu &lt;£, Co Jmi i-North Stir, bug, 120 tons Dall, iron Molboiiruo, l»t instant Agent-U Lipsi, onibo FMTRED OUT. Tamuirj 2-Antipodes, ship, 510 tons. Gi ay, toi London Im 1-1 ism mia, btuutier, 2S5 tons, Clinch, loi Sjdnej CLFtRED OUT Ja ii ii ii y 1-leiroi, birqiii, 258 lons, 5k Grttli, on it whaling voy ige to South Sou« Jan i- I clip«, »choouei, 190 tons, Wolfe foi Pott Vlneit, inb-illnst, rms«uig&lt;.t* Ikv I' Siiimoud Mustu W John on Uistei Mc \rdtll, Mislir Noils-jn, Mrs Wolle and 8 clnl dun jnu 4.-Kunden, schooner, 10t tons, Baker, loi "\klhjuriit mth ni go ISUOtlTS Vnriri Aiislnl s ft om ...
VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
VICTORIA. Tub Melbourne papers are barren ol news. Editors are wishing their sub- scribers a happy New Year ; and in- dulging in speculations as to the future prospects of the colony. The Age says :-*' No news of the mail of course, and people aro beginning to speculate as to whether we shall have any November mail. It ought to arrive hero on Tuesday next ; but we could hardly suspect it of such ¡in ii regularity as that of being punctual.
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. Maring Boards Act.-A special gen- eral meeting of the'.Members of the Hobart Town Chamber of Commcice, will beheld at their looms, Bo) al Exchange,'at two o'clock this afternoon, for the purpose of nominat- ing three persons for appointment by His Excellency the Governor in Council, as Wardens of the Hobtrt Town Muline Boaid. Of this Bonid the Collector of Customs and His Worship the Major aro wardens ex offi- cia, the appointment ol' tinco others having been .vusted in ihe Chambers of Commet co nt Hobart Town ard Launceston. The Member» of the Clumber have, therefore, been convened for the purpose of nominating three for the office. It lins long been con- sidered desirable that the affairs of the Port should, be confided ti> the management ol the merchants, as it is hut natural to sup. po'e that they aro the nioit competent to watch over, and efficiently, and ecoi o ni cally conduct those mittels with which th-'r own interest» are indissolubly bound up. 'l'...
THEATRE ROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
THEATRE ROYAL. Tho Theatre lîoyal opcnoJ lut evening with Verdi's nugiilnccnt Opera of /irnniii. The flonso wai piotfcy full, und fclio pertbi'.naneo« vere undoulito.lly vory superior. Minium Cnr mdini wai in excellent voice, and sting In » iianner tint clicitod loud mid rapturous np ?lause. Mons. Coalon lins cert linly a splendid taut!, mid Moil,. Lujliiso aho. Indeed the Jonminy altogether is ona of un°|no3tioiiod ibility. We wo'ild strongly realm ne'id nil 'ovois of street sounds ta avail the nselvca of the ippirtunitioj now afforded thom-thoy do not il'CLMi present thoanelves, mid should not, thore fore, ho neglected. To-moriotv evening Uellini'i Opera of La Souuarabula will he produced iii daglish.
SHIP MAILS. General Post Office, January 5, 1858. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
SHIP MAILS. General Post Office, January 3, 1S3S. Ssur Mails will bo closed at this office under i For Sydney, and New Zealand via Sydney, per Tasmania, this day at 11 a.m. For Twofold Bay, ditto, ditto, ditto: lor London, vi« Suez and Marseilles, per Co- lumbian, on or about the lOtli in-taut. For Loadon, via Suez and Southampton, ditto, ditto, ditto. For Mediterranean Ports, tia Sue/, ditto, ditto, ditto. For India, China, Mauritius, and Cape of Good Hope, \ia Point de Cille, ditto, ditto, ditto. For Swan River, via Melbourne, ditto, ditto, ditto. IÜPOETAM Notice.-The Trench transit rute on letter): for England, for« arde J \ ¡it Mar- seilles, must be prepaid in cash at the window of the Post Oflice at which they may be po.tetl, ' «is abo the English psslago on letters mid lions papers for Foreign parish and for llrit.bh Colo- nies when forwarded tliroiigli Ensluul. ST.S.-Mulls for Sylni-y and Adelaide are made up ntliiii oilico, .mil forwarded via Wel- bourne, by every steam ves....
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
.MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. MONDAY. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The Council met at 1 o'clock. Present-His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Stewart, Rheuben, Prop- sting, Lewis, Murdoch, Barrett, Lips- &nbsp; combe, Cheyne. &nbsp; The minutes of the meeting of the Aldermanic Body on Saturday, when the declarations were signed, and the new Mayor elected, were read and con- firmed. &nbsp; FINANCE COMMITTEE. His Worship the Mayor, and Alder- men Stewart and Lewis, were formed the Finance Committee, on the motion of &nbsp; Alderman Stewart, seconded by Alder- &nbsp; man Rheuben. &nbsp; PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. Alderman Cheyne, Lipscombe, and Rheuben, were formed the Committee &nbsp; of Public Works, on the motion of Al- derman Stewart, seconded by Alderman Barrett. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Police Committee. Ili-i Worship the Mayor, and'Alder- men Stewart, Le vis, and Barrett,"...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
Pf/ li $r° Fmidtan ta^wK on tiefte muet 85 Ww¡ Street MESSRS. BURN & CO. (Successor« to Mr. William Ivey. Alf inatrueted by. James Knox, Esq. to MU'bjr auction on the premises 85 Davey (tract,; on WEDNESDAY, the 6th January, at 11 o'clock, TJIS FURNITURE and EFFECTS, com JLL. prising Chairs, tables, carpets, fenders and irons, bedroom furniture, kitchen uten aila, and various effects. May be viewed the morning of sale. Terms at sale. Stationery, Account Books, Books/foys, and' various effects of Mr. H. Rodd. "MESSRS. BURN & CO. (Successors to Mr. William Ivey,) Will sell by auction, At their Mart Elizabeth-street, On FRIDAY, the 15th inst. at li o'clock, THEwboleof the STOCK-IN-TRADE ; .of Mr. H. Rodd, who is about to de Vote his attention to the bookbinding bus!» neaa only. A Large collection of instructive and en- tertaining works, school book?, account books, stationery, toys, combs, brushware, I'erfurnery, Tunbridce wate, foolscap and ctter pspcr, fancy articles,...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
RATES OF EXCHANGE. Hobart Town, 4th January, 1858. BANK OF AUSTRALASIA AND UNION BANK OF AUSi'RALIA. Diaw on London above £50 .. at GO days sight . at pir. Draw on London for and under £50 at 30 days sight 1 pr. et. prem. Buy on London. 1 pr. ct. disct. IMMIGRATION OFFICE. llolmit Town, January 1st, 1858 ?VTOTICr is hereby given that iustrue _[_\ tions have been ¡».sued by tho Govern iiic it to convey the healthy Immigrants from the Cascades Station to H ob« it Town hy the Derwent Steamer on Tuesday next, the 5th instant. John D. Loch, Immigrât on Agent, THEATRE ROYAL /Lessee-Ma. CiuRLbs Poole. GRAND OPEIIA FOR a NIGHTS ONLY Wednesday, Friday, and Monday-the last night of their engagement. WEDNESDAY EVENING JAN. Gth. Bellini't, Opera of LA SOMNÁMBULA! I y B ir U Tj I S H. S U P P O It T ED HY MADAME CARANDINI. MONS. LAGLAISE. MONS. EMILE COULON'. SIGNOR GROSSI. MR. KOHLER. Co.Miucrort-MR. M LAVENU. Next Operatic perfoimanee FRIDAY next, Jnnuaiy 8th, tha Last Night but one of their e...
WHO IS A TRAVELLER? [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
WHO IS A TRAVELLER ? We are \cry much gratified to find that a large majority of the Justices, assem- bled in Quarter Sessions yesteidaj", has endorsed the views expressed by this journal with reference to the meaning of. " Traveller" in the Licensed Victuallers' Act. It was well argued that, in all Acts in which penalties were inflicte'l, the wording of the clauses was invari- ably to bo construed literally ; and, this being once admitted, it became evident, tint, to contine the application of the word to thoso only who went a given number of milos from their own resi- dence, or to give an enlarged, if not a forced, moaning to the words " lona fide on a journey" would bo to overstep this principle of the law. A man leaving his own home, and travelling to any dis- tance-no matter if his journey be one of pleasure or of business-is, as we have all along maintained, a lona fide travel- ler, in the strict acceptation of that term. A citizen going to Kangaroo Point on a Sunday for pleas...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. WE do not identify our opinions with those of Our Correspondents. To the Editor of the Daily Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. We do not ¡dcmtify our opinions" with those of Our Correspondents. , . To the Editor of the Daily Mercury. j t. Sir,-On rcitliug the article .headed , '_' The Blieht," in your paper of this morn : ing. I find a ceilnin llypholhesis suggested, I viz:--that;" 'I he Blight is entirely owing to ; the poverty of the soil," and again that, "the i practice has been to f rec' na ;s from the ' ground without resorting to the nitural ! moan» of securing thom." As you seem to ' invite information on the subject, yo« will excúseme for troubling you with this paper, | and, if yon con «¿cypher my scratch, per i hups you will favour it with u place in your ! columns. ; It appears to mc, that the gentleman by [ whom your ohsei valions were suggested, while keeping within the strictest bounds of ; mond veracity, has nio¡>t gloriously confused i the Mi'.jcct by mingling up causes and effects, and, if we confino ourselves to a con- sideration of "the blight," by suggesting ...
GENERAL SESSIONS [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
GENEEAL SESSIONS Tho first General Sessions of the Peace Ijr the district of Hobart were held yestor lay, at 10 a.m., in the Supreme Court House. The following justices were présent : Messrs. E Abbott, J B irnard, W Knight, J (lone, It Lewis, T Giblin, F A Downiasr, 0 T Kilburn, D Macpherson, S It Dalson. C K Wilmot, H Hopkins, J Lord, J A Dunn, J It Bateman, W Cm ter, J C Gregson, E J M uley, It Power, It Walker, A Morrison W Tarleton, ESP Bedford, It Strachan, P ü Fraser, S Moses, J Walker, W V Smith - Fletcher, J L Stewart, and Captain ICing, It N. The Clerk of the Poico, Mr Dobson, hnv .ng refi'ired to the Act recently passed, said the first duty of the justices would he to ¡lout a Chairman. Mr Hopkin uiovcl that Mr Hone he Chairman for the year. Captain liatcnuii seconded the motion, .viiich was put and parsed uu.iu'moiisly. Mr Hone, who nppjaied umoh ull'octod in taking the chair, briefly thmkod the justices for the honor tli».y hid Anio him- \Tbltffe, th» second time he had b...
SIEGE OF DELHI. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
SIEGE OF DELHI. We are rejoiced at being the first of the Hobart Town journals to lay before our readers a connected account of the taking of Delhi-the defc.iiled particulars of which event havo n>t before readied us. AVc take the description from the Lahore Chronicle to whom it was fur- nished by one of its correspondents. Our readers will remember that we published the official bulletins announcing the event in our issue of the 20th November last. " Your readers will have understopd, from the intelligence which has been from time to time published, that fioTi the period of the arrival of our army be- fore Delhi, in June last, up till vciy lately, the position occupied by our troops lias bccTl in effect a purely defen- sive one. It extended from the picketat Metcalfe'« house, close to the river on the lift, along the ridge facing the north side of Delhi as far as the Subzee Munde suburb on our right, where this ridge toi minâtes, distante trom tlic city wall averaging horn 1200 ...
YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
YESTERDAY'S ÄlAliKETS. Bu-ine.-s has boen very slack through- out the day, and prices remain without alteration. Wheat is still quoted at 4tf-&L&lJ1aJ}í&lt;^4«5¿^;W3^ downward tendency. Foreign oats rea- lize from 5s 6d to 6s Gd according to the sample. The market is wholly un suppltcd with barloyi'cithcr English or Cape. Hay was very much in demand at the early part of,the day, but very little caine into the market ; the loose and country pressed is quoled at £6 to £7 10s norordin:» to quality, but some very good realized a higher figuio. Potatoes aro not doing much just yet, and are still quoled at ¡C8 to £10 according to tho sample. Tho Hour market is in the same quiet slate as recently. Flour, from the best colonial wheat, realizes £18 per ton. Bran remains at Is 9d to 2s per bushel, and sharps continue at £10 to £12 per ton. &lt; . ' N.B.-To-morrow (this day) the new regulations with respect to weights and measures will conic into operation when,...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
VC j , «KAM TO SYDNEY, VIA TWOFOLD ¿AY. t,i,Tfs THE T.S.N. Co'a STEAMSHIP rmn ."TASMANIA" Will leave for SYDNEY via TWO FOLD BAY, TUESDAY, 5th Janu- ary at boo». Ciubi/es Tobt, j Manager, T. 8. N. Co. Franklin Wharf, December 23,1857. STEAM TO MELB0URNËT &lt;*U. THE T.8.N. Co,'. Steam Ship Jja*»^ «CITY OP HOBART" «?MC wffl leave for MEL- BOURNE on WEDNESDAY, the 18th Janury 1858. ia two Steamers are now running dsiyiroto Sandridge Pier lo Geelong, frefcht will be taken for Geelong by the Ciw of Hobart, as usual, payable at HooartTown. tJ Chaules Tobt, Manager, T. S. N. Co. Frailara Wharf, Jar. 4, 1858. Steam to Melbourne. THEpowerfiil and favorito steamer QUEEN, J"'* "'.Sjf'«"1T' Commander, will leave the Qowt l Wharf, Launceston for Melbourne, direct, on MUXSDAY Afternoon, 7th January.at 4 o'clock precisely. 'Paswngeri are requested to pay their fa es tt the office of the undersigned pre- vi«! * embarkation. 'Forfreigut or passage apply to W. Johnstone, Agent. St. John-stre...
THE MERCURY [PUBLISHED DAILY.] TUESDAY, JANUARY 5TH, 1858. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
THE MEBCUßY [PUBLISHED JlAriA'.] TUESDAY, JANUARY 5th, 1858. Wiikx Dr. Hall, not very long since, endeavoured to convince tho Membors of the Hoy al Society, that our wheat was inferior to the South Australian, European, and eren the Egyptian article, we had no alternative but to yield a ta- cit-albeit, a reluctant assent. AVc uei thor possessed the means of disproving his assertions, nor of controverting Lis deductions. , That wo felt pained at witnessing the excellency of a product, we liad .all along tauglit ourselves to be- lieve unrivalLd and uusurpnsscd, thus wantonly called into question, and un- necessarily held up to the derision and contempt of our neighbours, wo do not pretend to deny. We should have been better pleased liad the arrow been drawn from some other quiver, and feathered by some other hand. There are some men whoso minds are enveloped in "dis- mal thinkings and thick-eye 1 musing;" mon, who derive a morbid pleasure from crusting over everything that is fair and...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 5 January 1858
DIED. On the 3rd January instant, at Her Majesty's General Hospital, Mr. George William Moffatt. This gentleman is deservedly regretted by a numerous circle of friend, and was much respected by the 99th Regiment in which corps he served for a period of 14 years. He was engaged by Colonel Despard as Brigade Clerk during the New Zealand Campaign, where, having volunteered for a forlorn hope, after fighting with great bravery and saving the present Colonel McPherson from death, he was the only man who returned go tell the tale of that well contested but disastrous assault. He was humane, generous, and high principlcd, and it is to be lamented that his premature death should have been, &nbsp; hastened by circumstances of a domestic nature.
THE QUARTER'S REVENUE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 6 January 1858
THE QUARTER'S REVENUE. The returns of the revenue made up to the äOth of Septembür,present a very "st favourable view of the resources of tim iko cointry, both as regards the quarter just ended and the completed year. Of coarse there is a diminution in the actual f" raeipts arising from the repeal of war tites, but it is satisfactory to find that tip decrease is not so great as was itj efimated. The returns for the quarter llfi slow a greiter proportionate diminution ian on the year, because on that portion I the year th¿ reduction of the inco ne nd property tax came into operation, he total decrease on the quarter being eS89jl60, whilst on the whole year jj* here U only a decrease of £169,4011. ," The reduction of income and property lyj'ax accounts for nearly half the defici 'd.hncy on the quarto", and the Custo.ns l!sjexliiliit a falling off of £500,000, of ° which £300,000 is on sugar alone. In |. the Excise there is' a decrease nmouutitig ij to £148,0(10, arising fio.n the repe...
POLICE OFFICE.—SATURDAY. Before Messrs. Tarleton and Kilburn. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 6 January 1858
POLICE OFFICE.-SAtaDAY. Before Messrs. Tarleton anqKilburn. Assault -Mrs. Eizabeth Le»» appeared to answer the comtlaint of a Ms. Arnold, for an aggravated isiault on thj 19th Dec. The defendant, in tiis case, haddecli led to appear in answer to u suminiV, and a warrant had been issued. O.i \er biiig apprehended on friday, her huWd hid become bail, whicl was now surreldored by the appearance of i\e defendant. '»aie »vas no ieature in thii case which gills it a ly distinctive charaetristic orcr thosifcminiiie quarrels which an daily brought ¿fore the Bench for ndjiiication. The I plaintiff described the assult as being oit of the most savage desciption-she h.ivng been bitten in the brcai by the défendait, and a prodigious quanti' of her hair ton from tier head-which air »Vas produced h court. On the other sidfit »vas shown thn Mrs. Arnold »ras the ¡îgre-sor, and had com mencid the skinisli by politely km chilly Mrs. Lewis down After some co:isu tation the Magistrates, ,w a took a dif...
CITY ART[?] Mercury Office, S[?] [?] [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 6 January 1858
ci ri kf Mercury Office, ^9K ÊÈmmlmi ¡tercurg So far as bunine»« w been a rennrkably dull .., holiday time of the year ¿JJ co.npautiv.ly* business SlmsTW almost ^w» J5*| aho^.iieVpt inyV be' nJf afternoon. ,e9">ed, this fc. Vi be,n# »hw iact, «peafcii,, »any Qoaitem fended, .ni tions have been effected, b*e«d those neesV isrv for local requirements. I , We have no improvement» «hfoniel« ¡a die gr tin market ; the long|n ¡miing de» ? près don at Melbourne has ha« correspond"» nig effect or tis market he and for» long time there has been ¡t cuctinli ta * occasion any fav&lt; rabie eli mi&lt; Shiest last week wheat has ada furtliet 'dine, tod ? is \ now quoti I at 6s 9 to >Jt, * . the bc3t samples «onie veroni I lots rerr superior reálííei however, fi (Ion Wed nesdiy. There fere been net oui U oat», in thy market «ely, and je few foreigaV tint me offered Ir sale do ndeteh beyend &lt; 5s 6d lo Gi 6d pt buihel, atrding to tb* , > sample. No dfcriptton of,...
THE MAYORALTY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 6 January 1858
THE MAYOBALfl». Thd following ¡3 an analysis of the votes at the election of a Mayor on Saturday last : Alderman Rheuben1) Alderman Gilles. Barrotfc > " Lewis j " Stewart «S Gilles % " Propsting ¡o " Chenno .* " Murdoch " Lipscombo Alderman Lipscombe was in tho chair. On the motion of Alderman Murdoch, seconded by Alderman Rheuben, His Worship's salary was fixed at £100 per annum. Murdoch. Rheuben. Choyue. Lipscombe. Lewis. Stewart.