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HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY. TUESDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
HOUSE OP ASSEMBLY. -o TnuESDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 1SG0. TUE SPEAKER took the ohair at 4 p.m. PETITIONS, Mr.COHEN presented a petition from the Mayor, Aldermen, aud Burgesse3 of Launceston, praying that the Bill to amend tho Launceston Corporation Act may become law. Mr. COHEN presented a potition from certain inhabitants of Launceston in favor of the Launces- ton Loans Enabling Act. NOTICES OP MOTION. Mr.BALFE to ask the Attornoy-Goneral whether it is the intention of tho Government to take action ou the report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into tho state of education. Mr. HOUGHTON to move for a return of tho rural police rates for 183!), shewing tho costs of col- lection, tho expense of postage, number of notices sent and replies recoived, nud tho eo;ts ol' issuing summonses and warrants, as well as the C03ts ol' preparing, revising, und printing tho Valuation Rous (to-morrow). l'AI'ERS. The COLONIAL TREASURER laid on the table a Roport ol' the General Hospital, and another ...
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. Tho Tasmania, from Sydney vii Twofold Bay, arrived here just before fivo yesterday morning. The steamer loft Sydney on Saturday afcorncon arriving at Twofold liny on Sunday where she re 'mainod 24 hours. Captain Clinch reports the Reindeer in Twofold Bay when the steamer left. The Wild Wave left hore yesterday for Long Bay to take in timbor for the new wharf erecting at Williamstown
PARLIAMENT OF TASMANIA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THUBSDAT, AUGUST 30TH. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
PARLIAMENT OF TASMANÜi LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THUBSDAT, AUGUST 30TH. THE PRESIDENT took his seat at 7 minutes past 4 o'clock; NOTICES OF MOTION. Mr. GELL (to-morrow) to ask the hon. Colonial Secretary what are the terms upon which convicts and paupers have been made chargeable respec- tively upon Imperial and Colonial funds, and whe- ther the arrangements made by the Imperial Go- vernment have been carried out. PAPERS. The COLONIAL SECRETARY" laid upon the table the correspondence between Mr. Rose and the Colonial Secretery, moved for by Mr. Wedge. ELECTORAL ACT AMENDMENT BILL. On the order of the day being read for the con- sideration of the report from the Committee of the whole Council ou the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, Mr. J. C. GREGSON moved that the bul be re- committed, with a view to reconsider certain clauses and especially clause 8, the nomination clause._ Mr. WEDGE seconded, aud said that ho had intended to move the recommittal of the bill to reconsider clause S. The Bill...
SECOND TELEGRAM THE MELBOURNE RIOTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
SECOND TELEGEA.M THE MELBOURNE RIOTS. Yesterday at the usual hour for the meeting of Parliament a number of persons wero discussing tim various political questions of the day with moro or loss vehomonco ontside the Parliament Houses, Shortly after five o'clock the crowd, which had inoroasod to several hundred persons, became somewhat noisy, aud thoir hootings and groans wero distinctly audiblo inside the Logislativo Assembly. As daylight waned thoir violenco in- creased. When tho Assembly adjourned for refresh- ment tho mob was addressed by Messrs. Wilson Gray, Don, and Crows in tho Eastern Market. Having been duly worked up and strictly counselled to appeal to physical force the meeting adjourned shortly after tho hour of cjimnencing Parliamentary busino3s to the Itenorvo. They crowded iu front of tho members' ontranco and clamorously domandod admittance to tho House. A*1 tills junoturo tljere wore very few p slice, and tl»030 without anns, upon the ground j but shortly afterwards ...
SHIPPING. POET OF HOBART TOWN. SAILED. August 30.—Macquarie, for Port Albert. IMPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
SHIPPING. POET O./ Uu^AIti1 TOWN. BAILED. August 30.-Macquarie, for Poit Albert. IMrOKTS. Tasmania, from Sydney -3 hulf-ticrces tobacco, 80 bags biscuits, JOG bags maize, Chnch, 1 ca?e fruit, Bussell, 21 casks tallow. Chapman Ä. Co , 25 tierces beef, 1 tiorct bacon, 2 cases laid, AV A Guesdon ¿L Co , 1 case cottee, 0 tosí K, 4 I &lt; is>ts ft mt, 1 package blooms, Hcbblcwlute, 10 bigs tnai7i, 13 tierces beef, ltobei t¡,on, 17 casks tallo«, Miming Bros , C CJA03 wine, Kenna lej , 10 bigs mai/c, Upfill, &lt;»0 bag i niiu^e Dow nu , IO casks oi ungi s, Omunt, 80 bags biReiut, J Wn"'ht, I J i¿n nails. Robertson, 1 do ii mt, Kbcnbcn, &lt;t tasks oi anges, Mrs Ellis, ictuses iniit 1 Lucí», 70hide->bi/Coii, Downci, 1 ciso fi mt, Loi d I Ji»hoi> ot '1 ajinanui, 6 do do, Pitman, 1 do do, lían Jail, Ido do, Eev W. A Quick, 1 do do, Lawrence, I do do, Paramoic, ¿ kegs uuttei, 1 bundles glass, Oinant, 8 casks 11 case? hint, Williuuu>uii, It casks 20 coses iiu...
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
SHIP MAILS. MAIÜ will close at the General Post Office, Hobart Town, as under : For Adelaide and Sydney via Melbourne, first vessel. Monday next, at 5 p.m. For Melbourne vii Launceston.Black Swan, ditto, 6.30 p.m. For New Zealand and Queensland via Sydney, first vessel, Tuesday next, 11 a.m. For Twofold Bay and Sydney, Tasmania, ditto, ditto. S. T. ITAlT'INGE, Pobiiiiuiüter.
TELEGRAMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
TELEGRAMS. Tho following is the latoät from other Colonies. | SYDNEY. Young Morgan took three milos on the course ; outstripped this morning. Ho is very big and soft j his chance is hopeless. Veno, Gratis, Moss Kose, and The Don have arrived. The Buck comes to-day. No betting last night, 100 to 12 offered about Mainstay and no takors. Veno is getting into favor. Large entries for the spring meeting. No offers to lay against the Buck lust night. No change in business to notice. Everything re- mains dull und stagnant. Tho Volunteer Movoment continues and goes a-head with vigor. ADELAIDE. August 27, Flour ¿£14 103. Wheat C3, per bushel. A gonoral holiday in honor of the Prince Con- sort's birthday. August 28. Flour the same. Markets inactive. The Council have rejected tho Bill reducing the Governor's salary. Assembly have passed tho second reading of tho Bill for making Port Adelaide a free port. -m Passongers per Black Swan.-Mr. Mrs. and Miss Gce,Miss Clync,Miss Yule, Misses Gates (2)...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
LAUNCESTON VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY COEP3. ^sterday evening the Votuntoor Artillery Corps met i^P their usual drill at the Commissariat Stores, lhere w^, n good attendance of cadets who_lbr_tho_ first time ai-vuarod under anns. There were Sli bayonets prescnvoxclusive of the band. Captain Home exprossd himself highly at the smart aud clean appearance of the arms and accoutrements. At tho Commissariat Storm tho cadets passed their captain in slow ami quick time, and doubled, passed in close columns of sections ; and then with their arms at the trail and in columns of sections, marched ui) St. John-street, and were dismissed in Brisbane street. We learn that it i-i the intention of tho corps to parade the town in full uniform next Thursday evening.-Examiner. THE USE OF TOBACCO.-The Indian Lancet of the 1st of February contains an interesting report on the abolition of tobacco in Indian gaols, by Joseph Ewart.M.D., of Her Majesty's Bengal medical service. It is stated that oae of the fruits...
CLASSICS IN OUR SCHOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
CLASSICS IN OUfi SCHOM.SA IT has been suggested to us thai in describing the range of Classical Study enpraced in the Commercial ' Department only of the High School, we may ha inadvertent!/ d i y f MO injury to that Institution by «ealing the im pression that Classical instruction in the School was not carried further than i the books named, viz., Virgil and Cilia's Exercises. It has been our anxiety throughout on this subject to avoid all injustice. Tho reference to the Commercial Department of te- High School uas alone pertinent lu die aiguwaut we had in hand. To avoid the po»Si .ility of misconception, however* we willingly give insertion to that portion of the Rev. R. D. HARRIS'S evidence before the Commission which describes the range of studies in the High School. Rev. R, D. Harris examined by Mr. Cox : Each master takes different classes, teaching them everything. I have, os a general rule, the upper classes. The 5th and Cth forms are taught Latin, Greek, French, and German....
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
GENERAL NEWS. Tho exploring expedition which left amid the cheers of assembled thousands have got beyond Mia-Mia in the Mcivor district towards Swan Hill. All well. Oar political crisis has taken a strange turn. Heoles and Nicholson did not agree; Heales coalesced with Duffy and together they submitted a Ministry to ' the Governor, consisting of Duffy Anderson, Loader, Heales, Brooke, Vernon, and Aspinall, but stipulated for a dissolution if they should be met with a factious vote. The Governor declined and they gave np. Nicholson was then again sent for, and he at last informed the Assembly that he had returned to office with all his colleagues except Messrs. Francis and Service. A discussion ensued on the motion for adjourn- ment, which ivas eventually negatived. There was a tremendous crowd assembled both outside and within the Parliament Reserve. They battered in tho windows with groaning and hiss- ing. This somewhat intimidated members inside, aud the Police were ordered to cle...
LATEST FROM VICTORIA. [?]TICAL RIOTS IN VICTORIA. NICHOLSON AGAIN IN OFFICE. ASSAULT ON THE PARLIAMENT. THE BIOT ACT READ. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] Low Heads, 30th August 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
LATEST? FROM VIÖTOKIA. I I JliriCAL RIOTS IN VICTORIA. VlCHOLSON AGAIN IN OFFICE. ÂsUuLT ON THE PARLIAMENT« VTHE RIOT ACT BEAD. \BT ELECTMC TELSOBAPH.J \ Low Heads, 30th August I860. The Black Van has just passed through the Heads and dehered the following message for the Mercur . \ \ Wednesday, August 29. MELBOURNE COMMERCIAL. The markets hav, been drooiiing during the past week, and best Adekide flour is now quoted at ¿£15 10s. ; nominal qiptatious for to-day aro from ¿C15 lo ¿BIG and ¿£14 iteto ¿£15 10s. There aro no . buyers for wheat whielraominally ranges from Os. toGs. öd. SHIPHNG. AllIlIVÏD. Aug. 24.-City of Hobart, Mariposa, Scotia, Picard, Eucalyptus. Aug. 27.-Eucalyptus, barque, for Hobart Town SAILED. Aug. 24.-Goldseeker and Wild Wave. The City sails to-day.. The Boyal Shepherd has undergono a thorough overhaul and resumed her trips.
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
SYDNEY. By tho Tasmania, wo have journals from Now South Wales to Saturday last. ThoJTonimi/iZcraZd thus quotes of tho markets: ' Business in tho curly part of the week was rather , brisk, but during the lost few days groat inactivity has prevailed, and purchases have only been made ' to meet presout requirements. The returns from . the Kiandra gold-fields uro very satisfactory, con- sidering the weather, and as the population is daily increasing there must soon bo a, considerable do . maud for all descriptions of goods. FLOUB.-Tho market is very dull, and prices have again declined £2 per ton. Tho millers quote fino flour £21 ; seconds ¿¡li). Wheat is nominal, and ?the last cargo that arrived is to bo stored for the «resent, as tho offers made for it do not como up to ihe anticipations of tho holders. ' In liquids wo have no alteration to notice in the jratoi ruling on brandy, rum, gonova, aud trans- actions Jiavo been very limited. SUQARS,-The market is linn, and prices havoau aip...
COMMERCIAL HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Mercury Office, Thursday Afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
COMMERCIAL HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Mercury Oßce, Thursday Afternoon. Tim wheat market is much doiu-oacod, nuil it is impossible to give a correct market quotation. , The news from Melboumc.pu bushed in our telegram ; this afternoon, notifies a further considerable lull in , the markets of the neighbouring Colonies. ' Potatoes aro in somewhat brisk demand und , ,sora-al sales have been made nt £o to £ó 103. per ton. Hay has not suffered any alteration. There aro no buyers for flour and prices aro &lt; nominally the same as before. A vory considerable . decline has taken placo in tho Melbourne and .Adelaide markets. Bran is stationary at previous rates. , «gggggS -?- ' -T
DEMAND FOR COLONIAL PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
DEMAND FOK COLONIAL PRODUCE. THE producing interests of Tasmania naturally look with no little anxioty to the state of the markets " on the other side." The farming interest is prosperous or depressed according as prices íu'e or otherwise in the colonies that ? look to us for some portion of their supplies, Our days of most exceptional prosperity were when the gold fields of Victoria suddenly col- lected there an enormous population, and created a demand for supplies which gave us a market at high prices for as much produce as we could send to it. The rush to the Snowy River we anticipate will revive this demand, if the expec- tations entertained of ¿hat gold-field are to any extent realised. That is one view of the case. Another is presented by the"successive arrivals at Melbourne of grain ships from California, and the news that reaches us from that part of the world, that the harvest is so abundant that the question is causing great anxiety-where shall a market be found ? We have...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
ti) THE HMÜÓKOÍ TÍ1S ifüBOÜftV. Sut,--You havo committed a slight error, ill tho report of my speech during tho debate on Mr. Mil- ler's Reform Bill,which I wish you xvould correct by inserting this note. I did not say that I would not voto for any mea- sure, however good, when proposed by tho "oppo- sition." It would bo correct if, in place of tho word '* opposition," you had printed " Mr. Miller." I may observe, that there are many gentlemen on tho opposition sido in whom I havo personal as well as pofitical confidenco.and with whom I should bo always most happy to act-but as for Mr. Miller, for reasons I shall take a fit opportunity of fully expounding, I could by no voto or support of mino contri- bute to placo him in a position to which ho evi- dently aspires, and for which ho is in every respect most lamentably unfitted. I remain yours, &c, J. D. BALFE.
THE MERCURY. FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31ST, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
THÉ MERCURY. FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31ST, 18(30. IN the Legislative Council yesteiday the Electoral Act Amendment Bill was recommitted on tho motion of Mi'. GEEOSON seconded by Mr. WEDGE. The clause requii ing the written consent of can- didates to make their nomination valid was rest w d to the Bill in an au; :nded .'i .¿3, it^ operation b--..^ confined to candidates bemg at tue time within the Colon3T. Afte: some other alteratiom we-o LÍi'ectcd the Hou d r?-umod and the Bi.l v. : reported. The Council adjo'irned at 20 minutes to G o'clock. IN the Assembly, Mr. W. AEOHEB brought up the Report of the [Select Committee to enquire into the eligibility of Mr. CEOOKES, which was to the effect that that gentleman was not a Minister of Religion, within the meaning of the Constitution Act. On the motion of Mi*. MILLEE, Messrs. CHAPMAN and Ot'KiCEit were elected Delegates to any Aus- tralian conference that might bo held during the present year. The motion of the same bon. mem- ber recommen...
THE STEAMER TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
THE STEAMER TASMANIA. The following appears in the S. M. Herald — To Captain CLINCH, steamship Tasmania. Port Jackson, 21st August. DEAR SIR, —Before landing we beg to thank you for the kind and considerate attention you have shown us during our delightful trip to and from Hobart Town, via Twofold Bay. The subjoined letter was writen by Messrs. Oldham and Dowdell, of Hobart Town, and we need scarcely say, we had great pleasure in signing it. Our personal thanks would, therefore, now be all that was required for the homeward passage, were it not that we wish, and think it our duty, to express to you in writing the pleasure with which we have witnessed the care and &nbsp; attention of yourself and officers in landing your passengers, horses, and other cargo, in Twofold Bay, being, as it is, so very different from the heartless and unfeeling manner practised in some of the other steamers. Wishing you all the success you deserve, We remain, dear Sir, yours faithfully, (Signed) R...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY, [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 31 August 1860
I To/THí'S:erióK oí TUS McnmiftY, j &IB,-/Pei flowing in joui Paihauienlary Report uudei/uo item " Hospitals ill,80t> ' romaiks fiom the Owonial Tieasurer to tho effect " that the pro sent/accomniodation was insufncient to meet the uii/bei of applications, and that those applications w/e nearly oil by men who had been pusoneis," foi ¿¿wed at tfiosime time by an expiesaion of i egret ¿a tho pait of Mr Alhsoa " that tho Goveinment liad taken the management at all, and that he xvas ' almost disposed not to vote foi the item, at all, * and that tho honorable memboi s w olds xvere on dorsed by an emphatic " hear, hcoi," fiom the At- torney-General, as one feeling deeply interested in tho success of this Institution under tho nexv mode of management a duty devolves upon me to at least supplement, foi tho infoiinatioii of the pubho and members of Paihanient genoiolly, the meagie debate that took place upon tins Bubject, by stating that which the Colonial Treasuier was bound to h...