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Hobart Courier (Newspaper) - November 10, 1854, Hobart, Tasmania National Library of Australia a is Iii in in \\8. A Hobart v o w i. Cleared out. November 9th Union Brig 166, Gill Geelong. Cabin mrs. Gill. � m exports. Union Geelong-65,000 feet Timber. X. A -0$� o a s to in. 8th. S Steamer Royal Shepherd 184, Saunders Geelong. Passengers or. Garratt or. Moore mrs. Master miss Doyle and two in the Steerage. Lacche barque 360, Bambrough London. November 9th. Arnon Brig 339, Harwood London. . 7tii. Mariposa Schooner 190, Croucher Melbourne. Nov. 8th. . S Steamer lady Bird 176, Robertson Melbourne. . Dunmore Brodie c. H. Lebouef w. F. Austen j. Aikenhead j. Sin Clair j. Dryden h. M bean Haines or. And mrs. A. Rose Captain Keats mrs. Smith and child and 21 in the Steerage. Nov. 9th. Prince Patrick Schooner 128, Knarston Mel Bourne. The schooners waterlily and Tamar put Back yesterday from stress of weather. When the Royal Shepherd left Tho Overland mail had not arrived but was hourly expected to Anny therefore look for it by the Black Swan. Examiner. The electric Telegraph line be tween Melbourne and Geelong 13 being pushed on with considerable Vigour and it is expected the com Rouni cation will be Complete Early nut month. The line Between Geelong and the Heads will also be finished about the latter end of november so that we shall shortly have information As to what vessels Are coming in Long before they reach the Anchorage in the Bay. We understand it is intended in future to keep the circuit Between Tho chief office in Melbourne Williamstown and Geelong open Day and night so that in the event of a second naval " Battle of m Elbourne the government wiil not boat a loss to obtain information As to the whereabouts of Tho Herald. Commercial. A Quantity of prime Cedar was sold by auction by or. Howe yesterday the sizes varied from a Quarter of an Inch to four inches and the Price averaged about 9jil. Per foot entailing a serious loss on the importer. Some houses belonging to or. Beveridge offered at the same time Weie not sold. On tuesday or. Turnbull Oft red thirty Bales of English Hay imported by the hoop Van cup Pella but though said to be of excellent Quality it found no purchasers. Examiner. The London economist july 29th, says that amongst the information contained in the latest Arri Vals from the United states is one of considerable importance relative to Couls to be procured in the Pacific and Eastern oceans. Our contemporary then states that " Coal is found in Australia " and passing Over this fact As a very trifling matter he goes on to speculate upon the importance of a statement recently made by Captain Adams the bearer of the despatches from Commodore Perry concerning the treaty with Japan " that a Coal depot will be established at Sini Oda for Tho convenience of steam ers running from California to China and that the japanese agree to Supply whatever Quantity of Coal May to on contemporary expresses his belief that if this is really a fact a great diminution exp Enco might to anticipated in navigating the Eastern Ocean and Pacific by steam and some relaxation in the excessive demand which has within a few years Arisen for English Coal. Let us assure the economist that Tho traders in the Eastern Ocean and the Pacific need not look to the japanese for Coal. With Japan a commercial treaty has certainly been concluded j Bat there Are provisions which May at times affect free commercial Intercourse and whilst now South Wales boasts of Coal folds of almost illimitable Exton worked by wealthy companies whose Only complaint is that they cannot from present local arrangements Load the Coal ships quickly enough great As is the Supply from these pits to can dec archly agree with our London contemporary that the japanese will Supply the coals for Tho Pacific Trade. The August Wool circular of messes. W. Geraine and co., of Liverpool concurs in every respect with the favourable reports from other firms which we have published since the arrival of the Calcutta. Thoy say " we Are glad to to enabled to note some improve ment in the Wool Market during the past month Tho Fine weather and extremely favourable prospects for the Harvest both in this country and on the Conti nent appear to have Given More Confidence to the Trade a better feeling is manifested and buyers seem disposed to operate More freely than they have done for some months past. Public sales took place Here on the 26th Ultimo and two following Days when 5752 Bales East India and 895 Bales egyptian Turkey Barbary and other wools Wera offered. There was a Good attendance of the Trade and the usual Competition for East India which sold at prices about equal to the lust auction rates a portion of the other Low wools was withdrawn sales have How Ever since been made of the better classes of egyptian and Turkey wools at a slight Advance on Lato current rates. The Public sales of australian and Cape wools at present progressing in London Aro going off favourably establishing an average Advance of about id. Per la. Ort the Low prices ruling at the last series in May. British and Irish combing wools which at the Date of our last circular were also very much depressed have recovered from the extreme Low prices submitted to at that time and May now be quoted at cd. To id. Advance on the opening prices at clip to our subscribers. our accounts have been rendered a Picard of two non this not one twentieth part of the sums due from the country have been received. Earli remittances Are act tested. Launceston . Or. F. G. Spicer druggist 6t. John Street Sydney agent for this journal my. A r. Piddington 485, George Street to whom Oil payments for that place Are to be made. The Hobart town daily Cocker is filed and May be seen free of charge at Holloway � Pill and ointment establishment 244, strand London. Where advertisement and subscriptions will be received for this periodical. " Royal Victoria theatre. Under the distinguished patronage of colonel Jackson and the officers of the 99th regiment on which occasion the splendid band of that regiment will attend. Third night of the re Engan Cmunt of or. And mrs. Waller and or. Duthitt. Friday evening november Lute will be presented by desire for the last time Sheridan Knowles want Ifni play of the Hunchback. Master Walter or. Waller lord tinsel or. Anthill Vanter modes or. Sefton Paris sir Thomas Clifford or. Cox Julia mrs. Waller. Overture orchestra. To conclude with the musical farce of the mistress of the Mill. Corney i oppy or. Sefton Parry Flora Granger with song mrs. ,.door open at Seren Eurt Aln rises at half past even precisely. Private boxes Drew Circle 5s. Pit 2s. 6tl a half Price. My. Mil . Stage . 8. Parry. Ship mails. For port Albert per Macquarie this Day at noon. For Tahiti Honolulu and san Francisco a Melbourne per Steamer City of Norfolk on or about the 15th i staut. Tiik. Cd Lihi k11. Friday afternoon november 10. To Mif in a valedictory address. St lid the valedictory speech of sir William Denison to the legislative Council is deserving of notice As having been Deli Vered upon probably the last Public Occa Sion on which his excellency will have addressed the colonists. In formally acquainting the Council that the Sovereign had appointed him to the government of new South Wales sir William Denison takes occasion to assure the people of this Island that he should Ever regard the Colony with deep interest. We once More Avail ourselves of a Opportunity of saying that it is our firm persuasion that whatever May have been As respects the transportation question the errors of the governor s administration however obstinately and uncompromisingly he May have upheld a policy alien to the True interests of tas mania and contrary to the opinions of the bulk of its respectable inhabitants sir William was nevertheless sincerely desirous of consulting for the welfare of this Island and that he believed that while in Obedi ence to Home instructions he advocated the prolongation of the convict system he was at the same time acting for the advantage of the Colony which seemed to him to require the maintenance of a Supply of forced labour to replace that which was being rapidly drafted off to the Neighbour ing Gold Fields and we Are bound to give the governor credit for Manly Candour in acknowledging As he has done that his gloomy anticipations on this Point have not been borne out to the extent which he expected that in fact we have passed through the crisis with far less inconvenience than could have been supposed and hence that a main ground on which he stood As an advocate for convict continuance has failed him. In All other matters we maintain distinctly and we believe we Echo the Dis passionate sentiments of a very Large pro portion of the people of this country that sir William Denison has been the Best the Ablest and the most useful governor that this Island Lins Ever had. And it will be Well indeed for our interests if the " coming Man is not inferior in sense knowledge private character and firmness of purpose to the officer whom we Are on the Point of parting with. The lieutenant governor will have signalized his departure from these shores by the circumstance of having recommended to the approval of the Crown a constitutional act which will provide for the future government of the Island a double chamber of legis lature created by the election of the people and to which the executive will he necessarily responsible his Excel Lency s sentiments upon this matter Are now Well known and appreciated. In common with the great body of the colonists we were till recently in ignorance of them and indeed were induced it must however he admitted upon reason Able grounds to believe that they were favourable to nominee ism. But no better evidence to the contrary can exist than the very language of the formal address now before us. " the act is constituted says sir William according to a form which uni Versal experience has shown to be Best calculated to secure a Calm and Delibera Tive consideration of All Legal enactments an d which in addition tends to promote that harmonious co operation Between the legislature and the executive which is so essential to Good we Are glad moreover to notice an important and statesmanlike admission in the next paragraph namely that the Colony ought to possess " unlimited control Over All matters of purely local interest and his excellency expresses his Hope that the Imperial parliament will enact that such shall be the Case under the new Constitution which has been framed. ? it is not to be doubted but that the people of new South Wales will have the sense and the generosity to afford to their new governor a free stage and a fair trial. In spite of some abusive attacks of certain newspapers which Are beneath the notice equally of the governor and the respectable people of that Colony we believe that he will be estimated not by the past but by what he May do at the present and during the future. In the neighbouring Colony he has no arduous convict difficulty to Embarrass his course. If we mistake him not he will be found to be the people s True Friend and yet the maintainer of a Strong and equal government Liberal and yet Pru Dent firm in the maintenance of his proper authority but al a their performances in the dance and or. Lingers in " a. S. proved As usual irresistible. We cordially concur in the remarks respecting mrs. Young s acting. It is natural lady like and Graceful. So doubt since we last had Tho pleasure of seeing the lady perform some four or five Yeai a she has stamped a Fame for herself of no mean . Ii. T. C great exhibition of Gold a new arrival in in the Colony who a visited the exhibition might reasonably imagine that the collection of Gold which he saw there could hardly to Sui passed. If he did so we fancy he would own himself mistaken after an inspection of the lady Hotham and other nuggets which arc now being exhibited at the Union hotel Bourke Street. The Large Nugget which weighs ninety eight pounds is certainly a most Beautiful specimen. It was found at Ballarat 145 feet Bulow the surface and from Tho same claim the fortunate diggers took the astonishing Quantity of four Hundred pounds of Gold. The Nugget is composed of Gold imbedded in Quartz of a blueish whiteness. But very Little of the precious Metal is visible but the weight denotes its presence it being presumed that the pro portion of Quartz is Only eight pounds. There Are numerous other valuable specimens exhibited with the lady Hotham Nugget All of which Are from the same claim. The total value of the collection is Esti mated of somewhere near �50,000. The exhibition is Only to be continued five Days longer and consequently As the Price of admission is Only Ono shilling each person there is Jio doubt that multitudes of Visi tors will Avail themselves of the Opportunity of wit Nessing so interesting a sight. Mist Catherine excitement has begun in Earnest. The Box office of the theatre opened at ten o clock yesterday and by eleven every Box seat had been taken. The private boxes were also immediately let and As our reporter was informed before the expiration of the Day As much As �40 Premium was offered for them. Nearly All the if or As it is now designated the Parquette seats have been engaged and there is no doubt that before this evening there will not to an Inch of room in the audience part of the theatre to let. The Saloon has been fitted no with every regard to the convenience and Comfort of the visitors and the caterer has orders to Supply the very Best kind of refresh ments. Miss Hayes arrived at the theatre or the purpose of a rehearsal at 11 a. M., and in so boisterous a Manuer was the Public interest displayed that the lessees were compelled to direct that every Avenue leading to the stage door should be closed. The band were in attendance on the stage and Tho rehearsal Passet off most satisfactorily. At its termination miss Hayes Mode a Graceful acknowledgement of the efficiency displayed by the orchestra a compliment Well deserved for the band indeed includes several of the finest instrumental performers to have in the australian colonies. Asa tremendous Rush to hear the renowned vocalist who Mokes her first Publia appearance in Melbourne this evening May reasonably be expected to might suggest the establishment about the doors of the theatre of a body of police in order to protect Tho visitors from the depredations of the Light fingered . 30. Convict s Gazette contains notices embodying a greater amount of Reward for the apprehension of criminals than any to venture to say previously published at one time in this Colony. The sums Are As follows escaped prisoners g. Williams stockade Williamstown �5 Daniel Murphy Beechworth gaol �10 Thomas Bryan Richmond stockade �5 William alias Joseph Furlong Pentridge �5. Robbery with violence Bank of Victoria Ballarat robbery �1600 Fleming ton Black face robbery �90 plenty Road robbery �50. Murder Hugh Munro murdered �50 James Scobie ditto �500 Thomas Drew ditto Joseph Bevis robbed �300. Total �2615. Nearly the whole of the above crimes Wen perpetrated in the present month. perceive in the Manifest of Tho ship Berrington a Quantity of Gas apparatus. We do Trust that Good or. A. K. Smith will push along and furnish Melbourne with a specimen of Gas at last. The late Deal cations in the Ballarat Branch of the Bank of new South manager and accountant of this Blanch have since their arrest been engaged along with Tim inspector in investigation of the accounts and we Are enabled to state on authority that Tho actual deficiency of assets of the Bank will be very trifling in comparison with the amount at first anticipated. The accused parties have admitted the receipt of certain Large sums of Money their denial of which led the inspector to have Thom arrested and they have we understand proved to his satisfaction that they had expended them in the Purchase of Gold for the Bank although their accounts have been kept in such a state As to have no mention whatever of sums of such Magni tude. A More disgraceful expose of mismanagement has been Seldom seen in the aim Ais of banking though fortunately for the Bank it was checked before any great amount of mischief was done. Tho matter has still to be investigated before the authorities when the of the accounts is completed. extraordinary feat of Pedes trial Oisin was performed on saturday afternoon by a Man named Williams. The Gomul chosen for the performance was the open space opposite the White Hart inn Bourke Street where a considerable crowd of prisons were attracted by the announced Henton the although three o clock precisely was the hour appointed for the commencement of the feat it was exactly seven minutes past four when All the preliminaries were Ai ranged. Williams bad undertaken for a Wager of �50 to perform the following labours in Tim Short space of Twenty our minutes -1st, to com Mence by picking up separately thirty eggs one Yard apart with Iris Mouth without his hands touching the eggs or his Knees the ground 2nd, to pick up thirty stones one Yard apart returning each time 3rd, to throw thirty 561b. Weights backhanded Over his head 4th, to run backwards 100 Yards 5th, to throw lob. Hammer 75 feet 6th, to pitch a 2lb. Quoit 135 feet. Ile completed his arduous task two minutes within the specified Tiquio and was loudly cheered by the spectators. Cremone gardens or. Grooves Rose to move in Tho Council on Friday that Tho petition of. James Ellis presented by Bun to tile to Urcil on the 25th Distant be referred to the select committee now sitting on the Sale 01 liquor Law. The Bon. Gentleman said the Petitioner had conducted the Well known Cremone gardens in England and had established a similar place of recreation Here at a Grout expense. A i Many is 5u00 persons had been assembled in the gardens hero in one Day. No complaint that he was award of had Ever Boen brought against or. Ellis and All that to asked for was to be permitted to furnish refreshments in the gardens on sundays. When the alteration was mad in to liquor Sale Law some time ago no fewer than tits thousand Parsons had signed a petition to the licensing Bench to that effect but the Bench had no Power in the matter. What Tho Petitioner sought was for the Public Benefit. It was not meant that the Placo should be turned into a dram shop but merely that suitable refreshments might to provided for visitors to the gardens on sundays. The motion was agreed to. To it i str i Gnu. Pavilion Point regatta. A Lettino of the committee was held yesterday at messes. Al cup or and Bastians Argyle Street or. Alderman o Reilly beg called to the chair. The Secretary read a communication from the private Pec rotary of his excellency the lieutenant governor stating that sir William Denison would accede to the request of the committee become the Patron of the regatta and Subi crib to the fund. The name of or. R. J. Edwards was added to the general committee. The committee then present revised a list of race which had been drawn up by or. J. E. Risby which will be published in due course. The following gentlemen were nominated As Mem Bers of the executive committo to make All future arrangements messes. T. D. Chapman a. Ii. Maning h. Risby a. Orr p Oldham f. B. Watson i. G. Reeves c. Colvin w. Champion c. W. Hall c. Bastian e. H. Cole j. Gould j. Risby ales is. H. Best and n. Lewis to be sex Ocio Mem Bers thereof. Launceston corporation. Tue following message from his excellency the lieutenant governor was received and read on the Day of prorogation and on motion of the colonial Secretary ordered to be printed together with its enclosure w. Denison lieutenant governor. Message no.-33. The lieutenant governor regrets that it will not to in to assent to Tho act which has been passed by the Council in titled " an act to incorporate the town of to the principle upon which this act is founded the lieutenant governor fully assents. There Are however As the Council will see from the accompanying letter from the attorney general Many clauses which from want of care in their preparation will not Only fail to carry out the object for which they were framed but will affect most seriously and most unjustly several classes of persons residing in the town of Launceston. It would have been competent to Tho Lieut on ant governor under the provisions of the act -5 & 6 Victoria c. 76, to have returned the Bill to the Council with amendments which would have remedied some of the defects of1 the measure but this for the Rea sons stated by the attorney general would have probably failed to Moko the act thoroughly consistent with itself and the Only Courso therefore open to the lieutenant governor was to refuse his assent to the act government House Hobart town 6th november 1854. Sunday traffic in liquor to the editor of the daily courier. Sir i am no great advocate for the new Licet in act and would have As readily Given my Sanction to a Maine liquor Law yet i like consistency even in its strongest opponents. I have heard it denounced at a Public meeting of licensed Victualler a ult Guage strongly Savouring of a seven dials Educ Tion As a Bill without one redeeming feature Bat sir it May note generally known that a petition to the legislative Council praying that honourable House to pass an Early act prohibiting under penal ties the Sale of drinks on sunday and the clause to which effect in the Bill is regarded As injurious to the great body of the publicans boasts the signature of Tho principal ranter on that occasion. Such a fact needs no comment from your obliged servant Arti Humbug Launceston chamber of Commerce abridge from tie Launceston examiner a meeting of this body was held at the Franklin Lodge on tuesday afternoon to take into consideration a report on the subject of postal communication. With England drawn up by the Sydney chamber of Commerce. Four routes were proposed namely by Way of the Cape of Good Hope the red sea and Torres Straits j Point de Galle and Cape leu win the present route of the Overland mail and by Way of Panama. The advantages of each route were set out in a report which with a circular inviting care Ful investigation and an impartial judgment waa forwarded to the chamber of Commerce at Melbourne Adelaide Hobart town Launceston Auckland and Wellington. The discussion was carried on in a colloquial form a preference being decidedly shown to the existing Overland route which seems to be the shortest by some 3000 Miles and by which the latest news has hitherto been received. Several Gentl Smeu spoke highly of the performances of the Golden age which notwithstanding the numerous detentions to which she was exposed from want of previous arrange ments consequent upon being the first Steamer on the line yet nevertheless her passengers landed in eng land in about fifty eight Days from Sydney. As the route via Panama would bring the mails to new Zea land and Sydney first there could to no doubt As to the decision which would be arrived at by the Cham Bers of Commerce at those places but with a duo regard to the interest of the colonies generally and certainly not closing our eyes to our own the advantages of the Overland route via Cape leu win Wera deemed far Superior at any rate for the present. In accor dance with this View the following Resolution proposed by or. Weedon and seconded by or. C. N. Campbell was agreed to " that this chamber having Given the subject of the report of the Sydney chamber of Commerce duo consideration Aro of opinion that the existing postal route via Suez Point de Galle and Cape leu win is the most desirable and therefore recommend that it should to supported As the Ono Best suited to the requirements of the before the members of the chamber separated or. Green Drew attention to a remark made by or. Dong Las at a recent meeting of the municipal Council. In referring to what sir William Denison had done for Launceston to entitle him to the special gratitude of the inhabitants or. Douglas said he would have done More had it not been for the insolence of Tho chamber of Commerce. Or. Creen said he thought it his duty As Secretary to Call the attention of the chamber to the minutes which he read As some members present might not be aware of All the circumstances and probably thought As r. Douglas himself May have done that the chamber of Commerce had Boen guilty of disrespect to his excellency. Or. Green s observations Wera cordially assented to and the extracts he read from Tim minutes con Vinced the most forgetful that no want of respect had been evinced towards sir William Denison by the chamber. Or. Man Iott suggested that a copy of the minutes then Lead should to transmitted to or. Douglas and that he should be called on to retract the objection Blu statement As publicly As he had Mado it. The suggestion was adopted directions were Given to the Secretary und the members separated. Business of the last session of the legislative thirty eight Bills initiated during the pie seut session thirty Ono have passed whereof Twenty eight have received the Royal assent two have been reserved for the signification of her majesty s pleasure thereon and one is still under Tho consideration of i excellency the lieutenant governor two have lapsed in select committee one has lapsed in committee of the whole Council two have lapsed in the House one has been withdrawn and one has been disposed of by the question of this Day six months on the motion for its second Reading. private sweepstakes of �20 each took place on tuesday on the race course near the George town mad on the propel to of or. Barrett. The race was a single event once round the course. The following was the result or. Hard i s . By o. E. Gentleman Ridden by owner. 1 or. Johnson s . By Hollyoak or. Howe Jun. 2 or Parr s . By Lucifer or. Pickernell. 3 or. Horder won easily his horse took the Lead and was never . The jewish his reply to the address of the legislative Council having reference to the Supply of Aid to the jewish congregation in this Colony his excellency observed i fully con cur in the. Opinion expressed by the Council that the jewish Church is in proportion to the number of its members justly entitled to a part of the Public Revenue of this Colony which is applied towards defraying the expense of Public worship but As the amount which is reserved for this purpose from the general Revenue of this Colony is appropriated a great measure in accordance with acts of Council and the remainder under specific instructions from the Secretary of state it is not in my Power to give effect to the resolutions which you have this Day Laid before Tua a dbl compilers of the jury list under the new act Are now taking their rounds. As the son of Neptune seeing a double Bass for the first time expressed a desire to see the Man who could play it believing he placed it under his Chin so will it be an object of equal interest to see the door about the supreme court on which such a Pon Drons Docu ment As the new jury list can be affixed. Cou Heb s inquest was held yester Day at the red lion inn Liverpool Street before a. I. Jones esq., on the body of Maryann Kennedy who was found dead in her bed on the previous afternoon. The evidence of or. Stokell proved the cause of death to have Arisen from Tho breaking of an important blood vessel of the heart. A verdict in accordance with this evidence was returned. A county court jugs there ii u Daniel who Diamente Suttice utter a fashion Iii the county court it Wakefield. Tills judicial luminary hoi it appear of i huh an idea of Hil own functions no his manner of perform aug Ilien Bat he confide a Holmi Jef. Criticism. While every other Law court in the Iii Edoin is liable to have a Tranin Clio made the subject or observation or. Mar Lull the judge Witlie Wakefield county court claim s exemption from the pm lion of tills Law. The reporter mending St in court for the Wakefield express want Awny from the table by the judge because a editorial commend Hud appeared in me up on iome of Hie Jade proceeding this i. judicial tyranny Simo unprecedented. The �p0"" Lep Reiou the Public to have u Ruhl to be or tent m Law court in the kingdom. Runlett be had committed some offence in court hit right to Rei title it win i valid As Tami of the great body of Hep ibo judge however cared nothing about the Pwu � their rights. He liked the reporter for Hie such Ownie of a previous report Slid Hil Requil eng ordered the Riler from the table virtual a Pulton Lim the judge Inaki a new Law and acts upon i ? he am Lime. When Wai it Ever Laid Down Linn to refute for ply Ionn impertinent qwv0"l" ? ii offence meriting ejection from a court of jul the co Uduc of air. Marshall ought i be. To subject or inquiry in Hie proper or Iii died for a Grot Intuit to la. It Tel it or. Marihall suffering wow brought a Liverpool Solon s jul club Carter to untimely end Davy Newt

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