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HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 1860. THE SPEAKER took the chair at 4 p.m. PETITION. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
HOUSE OP ASSEMBLY. -rrz-?? ?WBUHEBOAYJ AUOPBT" 29TH, 1860, THE SPEAKER took the chair at 4 p.m. PETITION. Dr. BUTLER presented a petition from Mr. J. W. Kirwan praying that his claim for pension may betaken into consideration by a Committee ofthat House. Mr. CHAPMAN presented a petition from Andrew Heavey, complaining of unfair treatment on tho part of the Public Works and praying the Honso to onquiro into the matter. Mr. HOUGHTON objected to the petition being received as a Board du)y appointed had already sat on and decided the question, and also qnthp ground that the petition prayed a grant of public money. The objections were over-ruled and the petition was accordingly received. PATERS. The COLONIAL TREASURER laid on the table a report of the Southern Board of Education for the year 1859 and correspondence connected therewith. NOTICE OF MOTION. Mr. BALFE to move that a Committee be ap- pointed, to enquire into the present state of inter- communication by roads throughout tlioCol...
THE MERCURY. THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 30TH, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
THE MERO UK Y. . ' --" THÜBSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 30rir, 18C0. IN tho Legislative Council yesterday tho COLONIAL SEOKETABY withdrew his opposition to tho letcn tion on the notice papers of Mr. WUYTE'S motion of Want of Confidence. The Land and General Rovcnuo Appropriation Bins wero brought up from tho Assembly and read a first time, and the House then adjourned. -«~ IN tho Assembly after soma preliminary business the Land Fund and General Revenue Appropria- tion Bills were read a second and third time and passed. Tho Power of Attorney Bill was road a second time, committed and reported without ainend jnent. The House went into Coimnittco on tho Matri- monial .Causes Bill. The first three clauses were agreed to, -without discussion. On tho 4th clause being proposed Mr. BALFE protested earnestly against the gencial principle of the Bill in which lie was supported by Mr. ALLISON. The ATTORNEY GENERAL Bpoke at length in favor of tho creation of a tribunal for legalising divorce, and revi...
PARLIAMENT OF TASMANIA. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29TH. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
PABLUMMT Off TABMAKÏA, LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. WFDNESDAT, AUOUST 29tH. THE PRESDDENT took his seat at 7 minutes past 4 o'clock. Tho PRESIDENT noticed to the House that there was no business on the Paper. FBIVILEGE. The COLONIAL SECRETARY in reference to the intention ho expressed last night of moving to- day that the Resolutions of the bon. member for Pembroke, Mr. Whyte, be expunged as being contrary to the express rules of Parliament, and highly disrespectful to the House of Assembly, now said that as the motion had gone forth to the public and there was nothing to prevent the effect which the placing of the resolutions on the Paper would have, he should wait until the day appointed for the consideration of the motion, and should leave the matter now as it stood. The Council then adjourned to aquarter before 5. The House reassembled at aquarter to 5 o'clock. MESSAGE. The COLONIAL TREASURER and Mr. CROOKES brought up a- message to tho effect that the House of Aseembfy had passed tho G...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
TO TUE EDITOB OF THE MEECUEY. SIE,-I am a Volunteci, and hold îank in my coi ps, and highly appiovo of the movement, which while although otheis may disprovo ino, lias hitherto been most successful The "sir hunched" who have ali cady joined, aio only tho nucleus of a lutuie tasmanian anny, thoBtep onward has been "Blow," but "suie," and only tho prelude toa umvcisal uuolmcnt of the able bodied men of the island Fai bottoi be a Volunteer than a Mihtia man, and this not only applies to the mcmbeis of coi ps, but to the I'ailunient, for I contend it is much better to be, foi both sides, a "willinghorse' rathol than a team composed of thoso icoiiiring compulsion Much however as I deem the move- ment essential to the welfoie of the colony, one thing stakes mo forcibly, how are we armed ? Are the i liles soi ved out the best that can bo piocui ed i Have they sulhcient long lange? Wheie are the Whitworth rifles, and tho bieech loadiug nfles.and the long range Wlutwoith i ¿le cannon:1 Weliv...
NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
- NEW SOUTH WALES. Tho Tasmania arrived from Sydney at ft quarter to five o'clock this morning, bringing us files to the 25th inst. No later intelligence from New Zealand had been received up to the time of the doparturo of the Tasmania. The Volunteer Movement is progressing rapidly in Sydney, and several corps are in process of formation, The Legislature will bo convened, it is said, for tho despatch of business on the 25th of Soptonibor. LATEST BETTING IN THE CHAMPION RACE. 2 to 1 v. Flying Buck (taken and offered) 70 to 10 v. Mainstay taken) 100 to IO v. Veno (taken) 100 to 10 v. Zoe (offered) 100 to 10 v. Strop (taken and offered) 100 to 10 v. Deeoption 100 te G v. Young Morgan (offered) 100 to 5 v. Moss Rose (offered) 100to 5V.Don 100 to 5 v. Wildrake.
WHAT NEXT? TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
.WHAT NEZT? TO THE EDITOB OP THE MERCURY. MR EDITOE-Ou perusing tho Paihomentary repoit ni the Mctcury a few days ago I no3 quite astonished at the i emai ks of the Colomol Ti easurei, succeeduig those ol Mi Chapman on the subject cf Supenoi Education In alluding to the nuserablo phghtof those schools so emphatically styled "supe lioi the Col Tieasmoi said "It ii as an established fact that the so\ei al Hijh Schools m the Colony w eio maintained only with ii struggle and had great cblhculty in Keeping then heads above nafe>,but they should not be allow ed to sink allogethei He hoped that bofoio the Committee sepaiated résolu tions would be passed to encouiago all the highei seminaries alluded to, lvhich uouici sinl unless the Government into fcred til some way or other fo> their support " Such is tho statement and logic of the Colonial Ti easui 01, and w o have no íeason to doubt its ti nth when it comes fioui biich high autlionty But, Su, how gifueand lamentable) What eau bo ...
COMMERCIAL. HOBART TOWN MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
COMMERCIAL. HOBART TOWN MARKETS. In wheat there is nothing doing, and tho same Is to bo said of all other descriptions of grain. Hay remains stationary at previous rates, loose ranging from á¡5 10a. to ÜO 10¡j. per ton occoiding to quality, and country pressed from £5 to XO. In connection with that lu tide wo notice that a small shipment of hay has como in from Geelong, which is expected to be the precursor of further impoi ta- lions. Potatoes have not undergone any alteration. The flour market is very quiet, aud price? are still quoted as before. Bran Is. 5d. to 1B. 9d. per bushel. I
ADELAIDE. Thursday, 4 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
ADELAIDE. Thursday, 4 p.m. Flour and wheat market romains inactivo, Tho Oscar, and Omeo, steamers, sailed to-day for Melbourne. Accounts from, the northorn district aro very unfavourable. ' It is ascertained that some of tho stations will havo to be abandoned, owing, tptho scarcity of water. Fridoy, 4 p.m. Heavy rains to tho extent pf-0863 of an inch at tho Burra Burra, on Tuesday. It was supposed that it had extended further northwards. Tho Lady Bird not yet in sight Fears aro on tertainod as te hor arrival in timo to toko the homeward mail to King George's Sound. Price of Flour and wheat nominal, 8wtMM»a oí Mu. ÖAVJt» e«ôCT,-ou ßittttrtUy evening Mr. Gavin (Scott, against whom a warran« had boon Issued for forgery, surrendered himself into" the hands of the police. It appears that Mr. Scott having beoli declared insolvent by ii creditor, Mn Hobkirk, the official assignee, went to Mr. Scott's house to take possession. Whilst Mr. Hobkirk was there, Mr. Scott mado his appearance, and...
EVENING SITTING. MATRIMONIAL CAUSES BILL (No. 1.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
?-. EVENING SITTING. MATEIMONIAI. CAUSES BILL (No. 1.) Tho CHAtRMAN reported progress and obtained leave to sit again to-night. EEFOHM SILL (No. 14.) Mr, MILLER luqvecj the second reading of this Bill. In doing so, the bon, member said that per- haps no bon. member had ever introduced a Bill into this House with better hope of success than he had at the present moment, for the principle of tho Bul had the approbation of bon. members on both sides of the House. It would be remembered that he liad the honor to introduce to tho House last session resolutions of a similar purport to the bill, and on that occasion every honorable member who spoke on thii or on that side tho House approved tho principle embodied in the Bill. Tho bon. and learned Attorney-General had declared that it was desirable to increase the number of members in this House, if in order only to prevent tho repetition of certain scones which had taken placo in the Houso of Assembly, and an lion', niember below the Attor...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.-The locturethts evening will bo delivered by tho Rov. G. Chuke on "New Zoalaud." FATAL ACCIDENT.-We regret to record that the eldest son of Mr. Peter Blake, of Brighton, was accidentally killed yesterday, while riding in com- pany with his father on tho Brighton race-course. By some accident ho slipped from his pony, and his feet getting entangled in tho stirrups ho was diagged along some considerable distance, and re- ceived suoh injuries that death ensued. His father, who was riding Conrad, was unablo to render any assistanco until too lato. INSOLVENT CODBT,-By a notice posted yostorday morning at the Supremo Court, it was announced that tho Insolvent Court had boen adjourned .to Friday, to-morrow, "in consequeuto of tho indis- position of tho Commissioner." SUDDEN DEATH.-As Mr. William Whitbread, formerly landlord of the Golden Gate Inn, Collins streot, was being taken to tho General Hospital yesterday, he dropped dead suddenly in tho streot. Deceased liad b...
SHIPPING. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
iftMJMfmWWwI.»»« "Minn mil» iiimiimiu ->-?. SKIPPING. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. AK RIVED. Aug. 8Ô.-Tasmania, (s.), from Sydney, via Two- fold Bay, Aug. 25. Passengers, cabin-Mr. and Mr». A. Kennerly, Master Eggleatone, Mrs. Kiddle and daughter, and 12 steerage. CL.EABED OUT. August 20.-Macquarie, schooner, 120 tons, G. Graves, for Port Albeit, in ballast. ENTERED OUT. August 29.-Grecian, brig, 209 tons, Clark, for South Sea;!. [BY SUBMARINE AND ELECTRIC TELEOBArH.] LOW HEADS. KAILI.IJ. August 29.-Scotia, brig, for Sydney. Light winds and fine clear weather. Wind S. B. Bar. 30. 40. Therm. ' 1. CJ.-'J^.'JT.IIÜAD. AUBIVED. , August 29.-Titania, steamer, from Launceston. BAILED. AuguBt 29.-Prince of Wales, schooner, for Mel- bourne. Wind, S., fresh, and weather fine. MOUNT NELSON. August 29.-Wind, S. E, light mid fine. Bar. 30. 37. Therm. 30.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
t Steam to Melbourne. ^ 1 Return Tickets. Return Tickets. THE T. S. N. Company's " CITY OF HOBAßT," Alfred Darby, Conraumder, will leave for MELBOURNE, on WEDNESDAY, the 5th September, at three p.m. FABES. £ s. d. Return Tickets, available for two months or four voyages .. 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, i Manager, T.S.N. Co. Franklin Wharf, ' August 24th, 1860. -Direct and Nearest Route to the Snowy River Gold Fields. Steam to Sydney, via Twofold Bay. THE T.S.N.Co's Steam- ship "TASMANIA," J. Clinch, commander, will leave for the above ports on or about SATURDAY, the 1st September, at noon. FAKBS TO TWOFOID BAÏ, The nearest Port to the Diggings. Saloon . £7 7 0 Steerage. 3 10 0 Children under 12 years of ago in proportion. BENJ. M. CUNNINGHAM, Manager T. 8. N, Co. Franklin Wharf, August 24th, 1860. Steam to Melbourne. The Launceston & Melbourne Steam Navigation Co...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 30 August 1860
J»WSf*ï^5*F. THIRD AMATEUR PERFORMANCE. In aid of a Fund to build an Oddfellows' Hall. TO PROVIDE THE FUNDS wherewith to erect an ODD FELLOWS' HALL in this City, it has been determined to give a series of SIX DRAMATIC PERFORMANCES &nbsp; at the Theatre Royal, which has been handsomely placed at the disposal of the ODD FELLOWS by Brother DAVID LEWIS. In announcing the third of this series of Performances the Members of tho Committee feel it their duty to acknowledge with gratitude the liberal manner in which the two preceding Performances were palroniseed, and the warm interest manifested by the Public in the object sought to be attained. They have now the gratification to anno" .' ?> that several gentlemen Amateurs, unconiic.,i.a i.ilh the Older, have kindly volunteered to sustain in tho Performance to' take placo on Monday next, the whole of the characters In the fashionable and celebrated Comedy entitled " Used Up," and, u ith ouo cxcojilion, in the Farco "Your Life's i...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. SIR,-In a foimei issmof theiUdieuri/, with jom usual, xnlhngiiess, and piompt attention to joui Hiibscubeis and îoadeis, jou ftivoied mo with liisciling ii communication to tlio oflect, that I could damonstiato tho possibility of tho earth being îoxolvcd, and also susponded in spaco, athoiwise, than by the goiieially admitted influeneo of tho sun's alttttcttoii As none of joui numotous i cadet s liai o thought it worth thou attention even toioplytoit, piobablj, eithei coiisideiuig it too absuid.oi too tufling, 01 poihaps fiom not knowing how lo an si el tho question, at any late nonaluuc attempted a toplj, uot oven to i alíenlo tho idol 'Iho idea has shuck mo (au ougmil otto I faucj) fiom a simple oxpotimenk used as a toj.whenaboj ,tt school, many, man j, j eui s ago, (as an old nun's ciotchct thoiototo), it maj, aud I hopo it xvill bo exetiocd, and pauloned, should it bo lound unphtlo sophie ii 1 supposo nono oí joui îeadeiswill loi a niomoiit denj tha...
BRTTISH COLUMBIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
BRTTISH ÇO.LUMBIA. ?* FioniTietoiiu Ynncouxci Island, wo havo pa- péis to ti o 8th Juno, Wo loam that tho West IiuhaMail Steam Pad ot Coinpanx niontpieseut miking oiuingeinonts to ciui\ outaieguliu steam coiniuuuication bet« con Panama and Butu.li Columbia calling at San Iinncisco -Westminitu 1 mies, Juno 0 't'ho suni, lomiwl Ftntos that lito o>ronsi\Q e\ ploiatious piuvo that Biitidi Columbia is not oril\ woll adapted foi agi nul tin ni pin posts, but that theio aio thousands and thousands of ucies of magnificent pi uno land, coi tiunly unsmpassed bj any coimtiy in tho woild, and all within leasonablo mstvnc»'i pt iho axonues of Uadc In no othei countiy has tho jaune} a titho of tho indurcincnla foi coujing on lus cidliug as m Bntish Cohunbin With a îapidly mci easing mail ot mid almost fabulous piicei foi luspioduco, aim jMoieclul iifeiuust foiuipn competition bj oom paintivelj heiuy duties and mci eased diaigcson n tight, the a^iienltuiist has coitaluly magmfiteut piospoots be...
NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
NE'W 'SOUTH WALES. THE Sydnoy papoifl to hand by tho Tasmaim, con tiun no xJolitical news wliatovei, and the geueial intelligence is exceedingly destitute of inteiest We select tho following items for cxtiact, THE OOVERNMLNT AND TIIE DEFENCES. i The deputation appointed at the public meetm/ held at the Victona Thoatie, last Iiidaj evenmf, to piesent an addiess to the Govern«-Geneinl, waited upon His Excellency yesteidaj' morning! to present tlio address adopted by the meo/uig, m ging tho necessity of tho Government ewing upon tho citizens to take up aims fo> the defence of the couutiy. His Excellency íeceived tpo de- putation vciy courteously, and m îeply r/ad the following address / Gentlemen,-In îeply to the addiess yindi jou havejust raeseuted to me, I have to/state that the subject of tho defence of the colony/ has foi a long tuno past been mulei constdeiatian, and that it is the intention of the Government /to apply to the Legislatuio foi the funds wluch/may be íc quued to a...