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INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 24 February 1858
INDIA.7 k" We continue extracting the mest im- portant items; Extract of a letter from Simla, dated 2-lth November : " I am happy to in> form you that all is quiet up here at present, but many people in this neigh- bour ood have apprehensions (causes 'perhaps not known to you), that as soon as summer sets in, and the snow some- what melted in tho mountain passes, that we shall hear of something that will perhaps surprise the Government, ? although it ought not, as they have had timely warning. Tue fact is, news has just arrived here-from the interior, that a large ? body of. Russians, ICehmin Tartars, and troops from Bokhara, fyave I invested Yarkund, a place about 40 marches from Simla across tho Hima- laya Mountains, and on the borders either of Tibet or Chinese Tartary. Id was well koown some time ago, that a large body of Russians were mating their way by land towards India, al- though the English papers denied the practicability ol their being able to do so. I should not be ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 24 February 1858
Il f i TUESDAYTIvd MARCH Extentirc Suie of Stocl et Auroxd MR G A KEMP /Ha« leen favoured with jnMructioin from John Loiil I q to diantre ff b) public ¡îuciion, at A&lt; roi d féicn miles from Oat-. ' laTiflR. on rUEsD W , the 2nd March, at 12 o'clo-k, A BUD I SIX TIIOl/SAND SHEEP. Tlirre thousand superior cwes and lambs ' One thcnscnl 2 mid 4-4anlh wetheri Two thousand jonn¿ iwcs md , welltrs j I if j head Dex on cattle ' T wenty well I rtd horses ¡ I wo pairs welling bullocks , I '} «ivfiiry -fif*t rnU ¿pips. Tlie Auctioneer bene lo i ill the nttertion of .licop'breeders lo tips salr as from the close sttuiüpu that has 1 ten pud for jeirs to the breeding1 of those sheep, the, aro all xery superior Hill J enn« as usual 82* TUESD VI, 2nd MARCH", ( ^ At 12 o'clock Stock Sale at the Woolpack, Maiquui íe I Pnin= TlTi.BBi.is WURLEY &. FRODSHAM i "W ill boll 1 \ Auction, j At Mr Matthews W oolpacklnn, | 'On IULSDA1, 2nd Mutcli, ut 12 o doer, ""OWll HUNDRTD STORr TWES J1 a...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 24 February 1858
Allowance in Lieu of Forage. Commissariat, Hobai t Town, 23 February, 1SS8. nnilE Periodical Board of Officeis np \ pointed to determine tho rate of money allowance to be gi anted in lieu of Forage in kind, to mounted officers in,this command, has fixed the same at lluee shillings and six pence per diem for each horse, for tho month ending 28th instant. , Stbpiirn Owex, Ass'stnnt Commissary General, f 2!) 905 To Let' on Lease; For such Term as may be agreed upon, SUNBURY FARM, situate nt the 'Poa Tice Brush, near Brighton, formerly the property of the late Mis. Sarah Smith, but now in Hie occupation of Edward Luttrell, Esq., who is to give up possession on the l^t April next. , , The Farm "consista of ¡¡."dwelling-house, out-houses, rajnrjrc bain, a ¡stone grnnmy, mid ndc.quate shilling ; It ia well known to he ¡is good a faunas .iily,in,tho ihlandj and consists of from SOO to COO acres, a greater part of which is ni'cultivation.,, Apply personally to P. Ronen?', Esq., 0, Byion-stic...
Parliament of Tasmania. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 24 February 1858
TJnrliniucut nf ßasHintiiaV, -LEGISLATIVE COUiSTCLL. ( ' '? TUESDAY. &lt; The PRESIDENT took his seat'at 20 ! minutes past I o'clock. , rejoin* piioccDcnE act. i The COLONIAL SECIU'H'ARY brought up j an amoudinent to this act, proposed by the Governor,, altering the dite from .the"Ust uf | January to the 1st of May. On moving the second reading of the amend- ment, ' ' ' ' i . Mr. WHYTE moved Ont the amendment be | read n second time this day jíjc months. Mr. NAIRN supported the amendment as ha I considered the bill -was a step in the right I direction ; the legislation of the Council was not j final, and if any defect sboald bo found .in the ] Act, it could bo rectified: ho Mr. Nairn, thought the course'adopted by the lion. Member for Pembroko was certainly a uov/il, one. , i Mr. ¡WHYTE said, that his object was to j destroy tho^Vct, butas ho found, tliat the¿suss of the House «as opposed lo lum,'he should ask j leslie to withdraw b13 amendment. The amendment, by lowe obtain...
MARRIAGE WITH A DECEASED WIFE'S SISTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 24 February 1858
MARRIAGE WITH A DECEASED WIPE'S SISTER. An interesting trial was begun in the Court of Chancery yesWday, baforii Vice-Chanceli'ir Stu irt, and Mr. Justice Cresswell. The question raised is whe- ther the marringa of a British subject, with his deceased wife's sister at Altona, in Schleswig-IIolstein, where hy the law of that place such marriages arc legal, is valid in England ; and consequently, whether, according to tim law of Eng- land, the children uf such a m image are legitimate. Mr. Brook, of Meltham Hall, near Huddersfield, married his deceased wife's sister at Altona, ne had a second family. Both Mr. and Mrs. Brook died in 1S55. Mr. Brook left his property among all his childr.su in certain proportions. His son by the second marriage died ; and the qti'stio i is, whether his share of the property goes to his brother and sisters, or to the Crown, hy reason of the invalidity of Mr Brook's second marriage. The e isu was only part heard yesterday.-Spec- tator.
LATEST EUROPEAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 24 February 1858
LATEST EUROPEAN. Five peiisoxs were lately discovered | dead in bed, at the east end of London. They were chiefly childicn, and had been overlaid by their parents" while asleep. Some of the deaths, howcver,were owing to the overcrowding of the rooms. In one instance 14 persons were lound to be living, worlcing, aud sleeping in one room in a house in Slater-street, Brick- | lane, Bethnal Green. The mother, father, and six children slept in one bed ; and the summoning officer was told thai "there was room for a dozen in the bed." At the same time three accidents from falls were recorded. A workman on the London Dock improvements fell from an elevated place into an excavation, a distance bl'40 feet; he received a conçus sion of the brain and an injury of the spine, and died shortly afterwards. A man was leaning out of the window of a house in Camberwell, when he over- balanced himself, fell on his skull, and I was injured to an extent which is likely to prove fatal. Mrs. James Coûtes, ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 24 February 1858
For Jacob's River, Bluff Harbour, and other Port or Purls in New Zealand, fhould auf | ficicnt inducement offer, to sail on Thurs , day, the Sôih Fi-hruary. .^S» THE barque FREE TRADER, ¿WHS» 3!l0 tons burthen, ^"i1T- James Thom, Comm.mdor. For fteigbt, either of stuck or mordían« dize, cabin sud »teerige passnges, apply to W. A. Guesdos & Co., Auctioneers. Collins street, Feb. 15, 1SSS. This vessel is'engnged to carry a quantity of sheep nlid stock,- but has room, lutings, with perrett ventilation lor 1000 to 1200 more '-beep i she offers a very favjurable op .pjrtmiiiy ' to shippers, as she is well known as a' firht class stock *'c=sel, ba\ ing been built expressly for limt ti ade-her entire loss of slock tit her last cargo lo New Zsnland was 10 sheep. STEAM TO MELBOURNE. THET.S.N.Co.'» Steamship "CITY OP HOBAttT" =¡£ will leave for MEL BOURKE on WEDNESDAY, the 24th February 1858, ¡it 3 o'clock. , Cuaiu.cs Tour, Manager, 'i\ S. ]Sr. Co. Franklin Wharf, Feb., 15, 1S5S., S28...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 25 February 1858
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. A ship or barque and a schooner were sig- nalled yesterday at sundown. The Bullington, which we stated a few days ago was laid on for this port in London, has been taken off the berth. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The Trade Wind.-Dr. Benson returned yesterday from the Trade Wind, at 3 a.m. There are at present 4 cases of Typhus Fever of a mild character on board besides several cases of hooping cough. Twenty-one cases of Typhus &nbsp; Fever have occurred during the voyage, and 10 deaths have taken place, 7 of them being from Typhus Fever ; the last death was on the 21st instant. Dr. Benson, in pursuance of the au- thority vested in him by the Executive Council, ordered the Trade Wind to proceed immediately to Impression Bay, and she accordingly sailed yesterday morning. A boat laden with medi- cines, medical comforts, and the necessary appli ances for fumigating the ship and cargo, started for the Bay yesterday afternoon. The follow- &...
LAUNCESTON SHIPPING. (BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH) ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 25 February 1858
LAUNCESTON SHIPPING. (l)Y ELECTKIO TEEEaitAPll) ARRU ED. Feb 21-Qiiooii, (s) from Melbourne. Feb 21-Pioneer, sch, from Capo Portland. , ,, ? , , SAILED. , .- - r ' I 1. . ! ' ' l ' , '.ii Mil.
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 25 February 1858
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. Great i CiuoKß r M vron. - Tnsmauii v. i" ictoriu.-Tho party of gentlemen, who aro to represent Victoria in tins gre it contest, arrived nt Laii'icEstoii hy the Black Sw in on Saturday. They consist of Messrs. Morris, Po vor, Butter- worth, Wells, Uryanfc, Mar-ilmll, Blliott, Bnr oliett, Black, Bet, and Gordon - Ojrinu iii Chronicle, 21th Fob. City Assbsssibxi.- Tho Corporation met on Tuesday for the purpose of examining the Now Assessment, mads by Messrs Cleghorn and An lerson, of the cty properties. The Council will meet daily, until the whole is thoroughly scrutinize 1 mid revise 1, when the ninnes will bo gazetted in the usu il m innor. Their Wor- ship!, we understand, aro devoting much care- ful attention to the ni liter, to ¡iu'ji.1 the citizens .is much satisfaction as p.K-,iblc, HoiiTrcut.TL'iut, Snow.-The second Sum- mer Exhibition will tike jil ice to-d ij* tit the usj*il ti'i'O mid pi ice in the ¿"Jew Market, nu 1 the fine lia id of the 12tli B"gim.!...
To the Editor of the Hobart Town Daily Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 25 February 1858
To the Editor 'of the''Hobart Town Daily Mercury. Sin.-As an occasional visitor to ' the Legislative Council, I have painfully ob- served so much puerile obstruction made to the business, that I am inclined to oller n fo¡v remarks on* the Bubjoct, knowing that whatever appears in your journal, couched in a proper manner, will have its weight with the public, and, at the same time, act ¡is a warning, where a warning is necessary. Other persons, as well as myself, have noticed the worrying conduct of Messrs. WeJgo and Why to-par no1 ile pair um -in opposing measures, for mere opposi- tion's sake, and in dividing the House on matters really of public utility, and when a division has resulted in the glorious minority of the two lion Mem- bers, with occasionally a third coadjutor. 1 have not been very, long in the Colony, bur. I have buen long enough to knoy.', that ike' lion. Member for North Esk and his faithful Achates, the lion. Mem- ber fur Pembroke, feel excessively an- noyed at -t...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 25 February 1858
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. Veut little movement in the grain market to-day. A few parcels of wheat were sold from 7s 6d to 7s Od, the lat- ter being the highest figure renli/.ed throughout the day. Colonial oats are firm at Os to 6s Cd per bushel, but the market is not well supplied. Foreign oats continué at 5s to ös Od, and very little is doing. Capo barley was sold at Gs Gd to 7s ¡?erjbusbel, according to sample. English barley realizes 8s and is very scarce. Considerable quantities of hay came in to-day, but the demand was very moderate : loose hay may bo quoted at £G to JB7 per ton, accord- ing to quality, though a very good ar- ticle will obtain £7 10s. Country pressed fetches &lt;fc'7 10s lo ¿S, and the hydraulic pressed £8 10s to £9. Po- tatoes have increased in demand, and advanced in price, being now quoted at £0 10s to £12 per ton, according to sample. Onions, nlso, aro in demand, and have gono up to ¿SÍG aud £17 per ton. "We have nothing to notic...
LAUNCESTON RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 25 February 1858
LAUNCESTON RACES. We abridge the following account of Tuesday's racing from the '' Cornwall Chronicle" of yesterday. Twilight walked quietly over the course for the St. Leger, Kate Hayes being withdrawn. The Field Purse being the great race of the day, .all the horses entered started, except Flora, and the following is the order iu which they carno in : Mr Broivn's br. in. Mystery. 1 Mi T. Hill's b. b. Garryowen. 2 Mr T. W. Field's b. m. Merry Maid... 3 Mr T. W. Field's b. in. Britisb Queen... 4 lu the Maiden P.late, and after a spirited struggle, Miss Madeline won the first; lient, and Euphrates the second and third. In the Town Plate Fleur de Lis had the advantage of thefitsrt, and kept the lead in the iirst heat. Moss Rose followed her example in the second heat, winning that, and the third, being hard pressed in the latter by Tasmanian Lass. It rained heavily in the afternoon, which considerably marred the pleasure of the visitors.
POSTAL COMMUNICATION WITH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 25 February 1858
POSTAL COMMUNICATION WITH AUSTRALIA. The announcement of a weekly postal communication between England and India has been received by the whole commercial community of the United Kingdom with extreme gratification ; and it is looked upon by all parties in the light of an instalment, and a3 a pre- liminary slep in the right direction, to- wards the establishment of something more than a monthly correspondence with Australia. In truth, wo doubt if, under the existing very incomplete and insufficient arrangements, we should not be more correct in describing the irregu ' lar intervals which at present intervene between the arrival of eaeh mail from 'Australia, as being more like an alfcer : nato monthly system of communication than a monthly one ; as it frequently ' happens, from various unforeseen causes, that one steamer, being delayed long past the time when she is due, the suc- ceeding mail olten an ives shortly after- wards, thus bringing to hand immense - arrears of correspondence...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. WE do not identify our opinions with those [?] our Correspondents. THE LATE TRAGEDY AT THE HUON. Garden Island Creek, Huon, February 23rd 1858. To the Editor of the Hobart Town Daily Mercury [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 25 February 1858
OEIGINAL COEßESPONDENCE. We do not identify our opinions willi those c j , our Correspondents. THE L VrE TRAGEDY AT THE HUON. f Garden Island Creek, Huon, February 23rd 1858. To the Editor of the Hobait Town Daily Met cm y. I Sir.- In last Wednesday's issue of the Advertiser, as also ol'the Daily News, it is stated, that tile unfortunate 'de" ceased left her home at "Garden Island Creek " on the morning of the murder. Now, Sir, this is not true, for the deceased was not living at the Creek, but at a distance of at least four or (five miles from that locality. Those papers might with' equal propriety have stated that she left her home at Three Hut Point, or^ Huon Island, the latter being by far the nearest to tho scene of the catastrophe. I am surprised the Adver- tiser should have made such a misrepre- sentation, the more particularly as that journal professes to be the only faith- ful chronicler of passing events au tho Huon, although oftentimes Whitened or darkened to suit particu...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 25 February 1858
t r ; - , a » notice, t v;,Ttr7Tt , fTHE MERCURY PUBLISHING 1 .' . ¡OFFICE. . j -o- ¡ , The Publie are informed that the *?'PÜBL1SHING0FFICK OFTHIS JOURNAL Has been REMOVED to the Premises _in Collins-slrcct, recently known as the ?COLOXJblL TULES OFFICE, 3/Whorc all communications are requested Ci».«-« to be sent. 7THE MERCURY JOB PRINTING iri^j'' . .ESTABLISHMENT .loWill remain as heretofore in Macquarie strect, where advertisements will be KECEIVED A3 USUAL, D ; r .' 1 And business transacted for the DAILY MEnCURY, "}'i\w'fi. - %iom 9 a.m. to G p.m. "> \ el1'. '. '- 11 _y /The, Publishing Omeo in Collins-street lo will1 be open Daily from 9 a.m. to 10 JiLip(.m.j'up to which timo Advertisements 'tn »nd communications will be received. .'.« «i !T° oar Country Subscribers. U-afi'lTR. JOHN C. MACMICHAEL having "' 'J »J. started on I1Í3 country tour, our " ^Country Subscriber» an I Advertising friends h «ill oblige hy handing lum the amount of ' . their respective accounts on appli...
GENERAL POST OFFICE. General Post Office, 25th February, 1858. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 25 February 1858
GENERAL POST OFFICD. V.n Iii' . , General Post Office, " . .,' ' 25th Fobrinry,118ÓS mon j i ..i -, Ship MÀri,3 ' will bo closed at Hobart Town as | ?",,f under :^ '_ ' "~&lt; 3*'1'Por Kew ZáiUnd via'Sydney, per first ycs'el. '"'-' this day nfc 11 a. m.» ' Wlilif'For, Sydney and Twofold Bay, per Tasmanin, ditto ditto. S. T. IlAlîDINGE, Posttnnsler. .il&lt;m'",jra¡fs:for Sydney and Adolaido aro>made -]«&lt;. up, nt'this office, anil forwarded vin Mel- bourne, bv every steam vc«el departing from ¡, Hobart To .vu or Launceston.
SHIPPING INTELIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Daily Mercury — 25 February 1858
SHIPPING INTELIGENCE. PORT OF HOBAB T TOWN Aimrvn Fob. 21-Pet, barque, ,278 lons, Gallaghor, froin Mauiitius, 22nd Jiuuiary, with 4138 bugs of sugar; mail, 1 bag, 4 loose letters; agents, Brown & Co. ïob 21-Emin i Prescott, brig, 1G0 tons, Stanton, from Melbourne 21st instant, with cirgo. Passengers-Mr Reynolds, and 1 ni the , steerage. Agents--G Lowis & (Jo. Kub 21-Picard, sell, 172 tons, Griggs, from Adelaide l-tth instant, and Kangaroo Island llltli, witlrSOi) bags whait. Olio steerage pis seiyer. Agents-Boys & Hall. ot.EATnm 'out. Feb. 23-Harriet Nathan, barque, 127 tons, Lloyd, tor Geelong with cargo. Feb. 21-City of flobirt (s), 3U3 tons, lient ley, for Melbourne, with cargo. Additional pas seiigM's, cibin, "Sir. li. Lewis, Mr. Ihitler, Lieut. and .Mis. Pascoo, and li steerage. S ULM). Feb.,23-Amasia, brig, for Sydiioy. Feb. 2t-City of Uobiut (s), for Melbourne, IMPOETS. Emma Prescott, from Melbourno-21 barrels biscuit, 1 cask lemon juice, 4 bhds preser...