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ACCLIMATIZING ANIMALS IN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
ACCLIMATIZING ANIMALS IN AUSTRALIA. Tho Earl of Carnarvon inquired whether tho question of introducing and acclimatizing in the Australian colonies animals of a raro and valuable character had beon brought under tho consideration of tho Secretary of State for tho Colonies, and was favourably entertained by Her Majesty's Govern- ment. Ile observed that this question did not fall within tho category of ordinary questions, but it was ono of- considérable interest both to the colonies and to this country. Tho expediency of acclimatizing in Australia the various British animals was mooted somo time since by au Australian gentleman, and since thon a scheme for that object had boen sketched out, and had now acquired considerable proportions. The noblo lord hore mentioned several of tho animals which had boen introduced into that country, and stated that Her Majesty had countenanced tho scheme by sonding out specimens. Tho introduction of British fish into Australia was a matter which re- c...
THE MERCURY. TUESDAY MORNING, SEPT. 4TH, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
THE MERC HEY. TUESDAY MORNING, SEPT. 4TH, 18G0. Tnc Matrimonial Causes Bill has now passed the Assembly and is set down for its second reading iu the Legislative Council to-morrow. Since a Bill somewhat similar in its provisions to this was rejected last year honorable gentle- men have had ample timo to consider the subject with the calmness its importance demands. Ou the introduction of the Bill of last Session we strongly opposed tho adoption of those clauses which invested the Suprema Court with the power of dissolving marriage ; and, until wo had brought our minds to weigh well and dispassionately the provisions of this new Bill, we were certaiuly disposed to oppose its passing also. All our prejudices rebel against affording too great facilities for setting aside a contract of so solemn and, as we have been taught to be- lieve, indissoluble a character as marriage. Do what we will we cannot get rid of a certain repugnance to such a law as this. And yet our reason tells us the B...
THE HARVEST IN CALIFORNIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
THE HARVEST IN CALIFORNIA. The pallets just to hand norn California speak most oncouiagingly of the haivest piospects thtoughout the State Wo append a few exttacts Wiitmg on the 17th of Tune, fiom Foi lorn Hope, Mciced Count}, a conespondcnt of tho Stool ton Ai gus says We aio in the midst of one of the most fiuitful harvests that has over fallon to the good foi tune of the fannel s in this section of tho San Joaqnin valley Every able bodied man is at woik in the field oatly and lato, each day sweating it is the hottest ho evei exponen ced in California, while tho women aio toiling in doois and wondering "how on eaith harvest hands manage to eat so much?' Inioysafel} say that tho quantity of gi am that will bo harvested on the Meiced bottoms is double that of any pievtous yeal Concerning tho ciops m Napa Valley, the Napa Repot ti.i, oi June 21st, i emarks Wo have just i o turned fi ont atrip thioiigh tho ontne length ol Napa and Bright s valle} s, and feel much pleasui o in stating,...
HORNE V. DAVIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
WE were somewhat surprised yesterday after- noon at being served by Mr. Fur, Solicitor for Mr. Justice HORNE, with a notice of action for libel. We have been informed that His HONOK claims five thousand pounds damages from the Proprietor of this Journal for republishing the judgment recently delivered by Mr. Justice MOLESWORTH in the now celebrated Will Case -HORNE V. GILLES, and the 4r9tis's comments thereon. Considering the temperate, not to to say kind, manner in \^iich we alludel to this painful subject we were certainly not prepared for such a step as this. We shall be pardoned for believing that in adopting this course Judge HORNE has acted with great indiscretion. We are quite prepared to justify our conduct in the matter. If we regret the circumstance at all it is on His HQNOR'S account and not on our owu. We are not to be frightened from the perform- ance of oi)r duty by any such ill-advised and injudicious proceeding.
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
SHIP MAILS. I -« MAIM will close at the General I'ost Office, Hobart Town, as under : For New Zealand and Queensland viA Sydney, first vessel, this day, at 11 a.m. I'or Twofold Bay and Sydney, Tasmania, ditto, ditto. For Adelaide and Sydney vii Melbourne, first vessel, to-morrow, at ¡2 p.m. For Melbourne, pur City ¡ of Hobart, ditto, at 2 p.m. S. T. HARDINGE, PoBtmaster.
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. Tho Emma Pi eacott was coming up the nvei last night l'ho North Stat, which has been ovei to Kanga- roo Point to take m stone foi Melbourne, ictuined to thou half jestciday toidi up The City ol Hobait caine bick fiom the New "Wharf to hoi beith uloii^ ide thc^tuiui Company's whaif jestciday lhc «tciinoi leavoi foi Mel bom no on Wednesday aftei noon Tho 'lasmama le ives foi 'inofold Bay and Sydnoy^to dayatiiooD,talüng¡¿3éstcci yopassengeis to Eden Tho Pet, lind on foi Sydney and Twofold Bay, was bciihcdalongside the New Whaif jcateuli} 'i'he Alai m horn Newcastle, (N b W ) 2dth ult, with coals, carno in j estei day morning Ciptun Mitchell íepoits that the ve-,>cl cxponenccd calms and vaiiablo ninds which ] cpt Jici m sight ol the Droinedniy foi se\ei ii days but that on 1 nday lost anoithcastbice/o spiling up which bl ought tho brig up to the lion Pot
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
POMOR ROSTEU.-Tho Magistrates on the Rostor for to-ihiy aro Captain Bateman, and J. Walker, Esq. THE CBATUR OP VESUVIUS is in full activity, ac- companied by thundoring, mid tho eruption of hot stones, Tho clilorhydrio acid vapours wo so abundant and concern tinted that it is impossible to approach thom, and hundreds ol' currents of lava uro flowing down tho foot of tho mountain. The smallor craters seem to be absorbed into the large one, which is full of lava, ready to bo ejected. The current has already passed tho old bod of 1792, which ougulfcd Torro del Greco, and ndvaucedinto the sea uoivrly half a mile.-Cosmos. THE HULTON MOWBRAY BEAGLES.-ThcBeaglos bolouging to the Moiton Mowbray Hunt, will meet at Oatlands on Thursday tho Ulli instant, and not on tho seventh as previously agreed upon, and we may add that tho Oatlands Hurdlo Ruco comos olí on Wednesday. Cattle, ox Glencoe, and Sheep, ex Emma Pres- cott, will bo sold at Two for half-past (lids Pay), at Government Solo Yards, b...
HORTON COLLEGE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
I HORTON COLLEGE. TO THE EDITOR OP THE MERCURY. " I SIR.-Various comments have been made in your paper upon the omission, in the Report of the Education Commission, of all reference to Horton College, Ross, and some of your correspondents, not content with expressing a natural surprise at the omission, have not scrupled to sot it down to the account of sectarian bigotry, &c. I have waited in the hope that it would occur to Mr. Quick, the President of the College, that no one could so becomingly as himself relieve the Commissioners from tho imputations thus thrown upon them. But, as he does not seem disposed to do this, I now write to explain, that Mr. Quick and his College were not passed over by tho Com- mission. The same communication was addressed to him us to Messrs. Russell, Quilter, Brooke, and Drs. Boyd and Turnbull, with the same queries for his reply. Ho had the same opportunity as Dr. Boyd for supplementing his reply with any amount of information that he might thi...
POLICE OFFICE. MONDAY.—3RD SEPTEMBER, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
POLICE omcE. MONDAY.-'.lu.r, FflMPisaiiou, 18C0. BeroUK the Right Worshipful tho Mayor, and J.L. Stewart, Esq. There wore only BÍX chargea on tho shoot, which wore disposod of as follows!- i Two drunkards were oaoh fined 10s., and three, biuwlors were each fined 5B. Michael Burke wç\s charged with assaulting Constable Walker, iu till o execution of his duty, und fined lÇp,
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. MONDAY, 3rd September, 1860. Present-Tho Mayor, Aldermen Stewart, Butler, Seabrook, Rheuben, Lipscombe, Lewis, Crisp, and Murdoch. The minutes of tho last mooting were read and confirmed. The Mayor reminded the Council that this was the last time they would have an opportunity of meeting before the Water Bill came on again for discussion in the House of Assembly j ho had, in conversation with Mr. Young, iutimntcd to him that there would probably be no objection to hear him this afternoon iu the Council ; he therefore mentioned the circumstance in order that some Alderman niightmove a suspension of the standing orders for that inn-pose. Ktl'OBTS. The Public Works Committee recommended that their former report in reference to the work in Upper Liverpool-street, bo adhered to, and that the fenco be made good to an amount not exceeding £?¿0. Adopted, The same Comuiitteo recommended that the re- pairs of Harrington-street, as regards the diuius,bo taken in their orde.-...
THE AMATEUR PERFORMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
THE AMATEUR PERFORMANCE. Never perhaps was the Theatre Royal honored with a more numerous or a more fashionable audience than on the occasion of the Amateur Performance last night. From pit to ceiling the House was literally thronged, numbers being unable to obtain even standing room, whilst many .were compelled to return to their dwellings dis uppointed. Long before the doors were thrown open crowds began to assemble, and almost as soon as admission was obtained every part of the build- ing was full to overflowing. His EXCELLENCY and Lady YOUNO arrived at the Theatre precisely at half-post seven. Sir HENRY was received by the members of Grand Lodge, tho Odd Fellows' Volunteer Rifle Corps acting as a guard of honor. Ou alighting from h.'s carriage the GOVERNOU addressed Captain DAVIES and expressed his satisfaction at the ap- pearance of the Corps under arms and his sense of the compliment paid to him, requesting that the same might be conveyed to its officers and members. His EXCEL...
ODD FELLOWS' ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
ODD FELLOWS' ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL. Timo in its revolving course has again brought round tho period appointed for tho social gathering of our Odd Fellows, of $e A.I.O., to colobrato tho anniversary of tholv respocttvo Lodges round tho festivo board, and tho various banquets will como off to-morrow ovoning. The Primitivo Lodge will dine at their Lodgo Room, Ocean Child, Argylo sti'oet, G. D. Demanse presiding; the Loyal United Brothers, at Basstiau's Hotel, Argyle-stieet, when Q. M. P.avjoH will Qpoupy tljQ chair by inyitarion ) the Viotoria Lodgo will meet at Host Riley's, Vic- toria Tavern,MuiTay-street,with P.G.M. Ivey in tho chair ; the Porsevoranco Lodgo will, as usual, dine at the Block Prince, Elizabeth-street, N,G. Whelan presiding, and the Royal Albert lodge will meet at their Lodge-room in Collins-street, tho Brethren of C 'and Lodge distributing themselves amongst tin various Lodges, and adding by their pre- sence to the social conviviality of the company. As matters aro no...
THE MILITIA BILL. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
TOE MILITIA BILL. TO THE EDITOB OP THE MERCURY. SIP,-The leading aitic'o in the Mercuty this morning has cause 1 ino much io gret What necessity is thoio fqi the government to mtiodueo a Milicia Bul i the defences of this colony aie much talked about, as though all oui defence tested m tho vciy small powei out own ann can affoid -foigottiug that " The Most High luleth in tho kingdoms ot men " If individuals wider a supposed belief that such kind of piotection as the Suoid 01 Riflo exhibits, is pioper and needful foi theui to íesoit to, the act on theil patt is voluutaiy, aud " to thou oia mast« thoy must staud 01 fall ' But why should tho government adopt moans to compel any pelton to como foi wai d aud beai aims against then inclination ? 'Io say that ovoi¿ poison who doos not voluutaidy como foi waul is a cowaid, or is oudcavouuug toshuk Ins duty, is an assertion til it I think the Editot might find some difficulty ni pioving It is likely that some of these exhibit as much moi al ...
SUPERIOR EDUCATION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
SUPERIOR EDUCATION. TO THE EDITOR OP THE MEECUBY. SIB,-The mteiest which, by your able articles upon the subject, you manifest in the unpoitant mattei of education sholl he my only apology for making a few loraaiks upon those suggestions of the Commissioneis, which aie based upon the fallacy, adopted by them as an axiom, that it is no less the duty ot a government to maintain schools foi the cluldreu of those persons who, fiom then pecuniaiy cucumstancos, aro in a position to act independently of such aid, than it is unquestion- ably incumbent upon it, as well foi the benefit of the coimuouwcalth as foi that of the pupils thciu seh es, to supply a binulai advantage to those of pal outs in a moi e humble sphere ot life, who would otheiwise giow up in lgnoiauco Now those who enteitam such views point to the foundation schools at home, and to thovanous en- quiries into then management, as an eudence that, in the endowment ot smiilai institutions heie, wo should only bo ti ending m the ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
' LôyU .Cuitad Brother«1 Lodge, MttD-Di-IUND,-ARGYLE-STREET. A. L O. O. F. THE Brethren of the above Lodge and Friends arc respectfully informed that the ANNUAL DINNER will take place on "WEDNESDAY, 5TH SEPTEMBER, 1PC0. Tickets 10s. 6d. each, may bo obtained from the'undermentioned. G.M., JOHN DAVIES P.G., J. GODFREY * V.G., IT. WHITELEY E.G., S. KNIGHTS BroUioi ,. »..OU'f HILL Brother ALEXANDER CLARK. Dinner will bo on tlio Tablo at six o'clock. A Bond of seven instiuinonls will be in at- tendance tluonghout tho evening. EDWARD AUSTIN, th s m tu w Secretary. ~~r ROYAL VICTORIA LODGE, A. & I. O. O. F. THE BRETHREN of the above Lodge will Dine together at Brother HOBI RÍICV'B, "Victoria Tavern," Murray-street, on WED- NESDAY, the 5th of September, to celebrate the Anniversary of the establiihment of tho Order in Tasmania. Tickets may be obtained from the Stewards for the occasion ; Brother "W. OWERS, 40, Campboll-stieot ' " A. HERON, P.G, Ln crpool-street " J. B1DENC0P, 1ÚS, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
1 Advertisement], TO THE EDITOB OP THE MERCURY. SIR,-As Mr. Oruttenden seems to take a pleasure in going from place to place to defame my character, as such, I feel compelled to lay a narrative of facts before the public, that they miy judge whose sheep they are : In the year 1865, three sheep were in dis« pute, the District Constable, Mr. Ross, gave them in our favor. When witness, Peter Simp« son, went for them to Mr. Cruttenden, he bo came abusive and would not give them up; they mado back to our run, and have been there ever since. Subsequently, in 1856, Mr. Crut« tenden, by mistake, no doubt, marked upward« of 20 of my lambs, at the time mixed with his sheep. The ewes and lambs came back, bearing Mr. Cruttenden's private notoh on the butt of the ear, also his ear mark. This was at the time when the flock was collected to be washed. Witnesses present.-Peter Simpson, John Smith, Thomas Raspin, and John Merry. Then Mr. Cruttendon's suopherd came, who insisted upon taking all lambs...
TRAINING-SHIPS FOR SEA APPRENTICES. (FROM MITCHELL'S MARITIME REGISTER, JUNE 16.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
TRAINING-SHIPS FOB SEA APPRENTICES. (FHOM MITCHELL'S MAEITIME REGISTER, JUNE IG.) j TJioy who have followed the valuable evklenco taken before the Committee on Merchant Shipping must have observed that the witnesses, without exception, recommend tho establishment of training fillips, in conformity with tho suggestions of tho . lioyal Commission mode some time sinco, and moro recently by Captain Hy der in his report to the Com- mittee of* Council on Education. It is highly pro- bable tliat the Merchant Slapping Com mi I tee will recommend this poilion ol the Commissioners' report, but in the meantime wo need hardly say that, if anything is to be done, tho members for tho outports must bostir themselves, and press the matter urgently upon tho attention ol' the Admiralty. It is truesomothiug has been accom- plished by the Government in lids direction. In the House of Commons, on Thursday, Lord Clarence Paget announced the establishment of a training school at Southampton, ou board tlio...
DEFENCE OF LONDON. (FROM THE TIMES 19th JUNE.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
DEFENCE OF LONDON. (FROM TUE TIMES 19th JUNE.) In Lord Overstone's evidence, which we yes- terday printed 'rom the Report of the National Defences Commission, we see the man of wealth standing aghast before the spectre of invasion. " It must never be," he cries ; " it must never be I" It would arrest the heart of the world. It would destroy for ever the delicate system upon which the commerce of the whole earth now acts. It would be ruin to everybody ; to the conquerors as well as to the conquered ; to the lookers-on as well as to the immediate agents of the calamity. There can be no doubt as to the truth of all this. If a man who has spent his life in passing bills of exchange through his hands, and weighing the solidity of the names he found upon them, were suddenly to lift up his eyes and see a Zouave in his counting-house he would probably go at once distraught. It would be to him the end of all things, aud perhaps to ¿o mad straight off would be as good a thiag as ho could do. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
Steam to Melbourne. Return Tickets. Return Tickets. THE T. S. N. Company's Steamship " CITY OF HOBART," Alfred Darby, Commander, _ S£» will leave for MELBOURNE, ¿¿"WEDNESDAY, iue 5tli September, at threo p.m. FABES. £ B. d. Betura Tickets, available for i- 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, Manager, T.S.N. Co. Franklin "Wharf, 1 August 24th, 18G0. Direct and Nearest Boute to the Snowy Uiver Gold Fields. Steam to Sydney, via Twofold Bay. THE T.S.N.Co's Steam- ship "TASMANIA," J. Clinch, commander, will leave for the abovo porta on TUESDAY, the 4th September, at NOON. FAKES TO TWOFOLD BAÏ, The ' nearest Port to the Diggings. Saioon.£7 7 0 Steerage. 3 10 0 Children under 12 years of ago i proportion. BENJ. M. CUNNINGHAM, Manager T. S. N. Co. Franklin "Wharf, August 31st, 1860. Steam to Melbourne. THE L. and M. S. N. GO'S ?Sâ» Company's Wharf, Launces. t...
ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Mercury — 4 September 1860
I ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA. The usual monthly meeting of the Society was held on Monday evening last, the 27th August The chau was taken by Di Agnew Henry Buckland Esq was duly elected a Fellow of the Society Tue Sect etary laid upon the table tho usual I returns of visitors (807) to the Society's Gardens, and (235) to the Museum, and also of plants (37) in flower in the Gardens, during July, together with tables of Meteoiological Observations taken at Hobart Town by Mr Francis Abbott, and at Port .Arthur by Mr Boyd, during the same month. A short paper by Mr F Abbott, on the recently observed Comet, was lead by the Secretary Mi Abbott stated that the Comet was visible at Hobait lowu to the naked eye from the 12th to the 20th of July last Its oibit, as computed at tho Williamstown Obsorvatoiy, was similar to that of tho Comet of 1801, the elements of which he gave, as well as those of Enckes Comet, to which it bote some resemblance, Euckes Comet, howeiet, was not expected to appear...