December 2nd-Sir W. F. Williams, Ship, 869, Rees, Liverpool 11th September, general cargo. Cabin-Dr. Hardy ; 339 steerage.
3rd-Eclipse, schooner, 190, Wolfe, Port Albert, cattle and sheep. Cabin-Mrs. Wolfe and child.
3rd-Fair Tasmanian, schooner, 156, White, Port Albert, cattle and sheep. Cabin-Master Evans.
3nl- Euphemia, schooner, 149, 'Spain, Melbourne, sheep and sundries.
December 2nd -John Williams, missionary ship, 297, Williams, South Sea Islands, with original cargo and passengers from London. Cabin-Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Barff and 2 children, Misses Darling, Gaddie, Bosticote, Isaiah Papieta,
Mr. and Mrs. Stonier.
3rd-Tommy, schooner, 59, Morris, Melbourne.
Sir W. F. Williams, Liverpool-4 chain cables, 3 anchors, 20 qr-csks wine, 10 brls tar, 20 brls pitch, 25 brls groceries, 26 crts earthenware, 27 pkgs glass- ware, 1 bx pattens, 15 crts earthenware, 40 qr-csks Wine, 51 brls ?? hf-brls pork, 7 trcs hams, 15 bdls bacon. 150 firkns butter, 52 brls oatmeal, 700 bgs salt, M'Pherson and Francis ; 1 cs merchandise, J. Mather; 2 csks cheese, 28 bgs oats, 8 hhds rum, J.King; 1 csk sundries, J. Atkinson: 8 pkgs, W. Rayer; 2 css merchandise, 1 bx samples, Boys and Hall ; 1 bx merchandise, A. Begg ; 13 css merchan- dise, Watshorn and Perkins, 22 hf-hhds vinegar, 34 css oilman's stores, 1 cs samples, Kerr, Bogle & Co. ; 4 csss books, Walch and Son ; 1 bx merchandise, T. Swinton; 1 cs merchandise, J. T. Holland ; 1564 locket and spigot pipes, 4 csks merchandise, 2 bls sacking, 100 firkns butter, 30 brls pork, 20 pcs boiler work, 160 cast iron fire bars, 40 tons pig iron, 80 tns IO cwt coal, 25 tns Glengarwick pig iron, 50 brls bottled ale, 24 000 Bangor slates, Order.
Euphemia, Melbourne -400 sheep. Brown & Co. ; I3 bdls mouldings, 2 hhds paints, 10 corn crushers, 5 perambulators, 7 csks oilman's stores, 46 brls whiting, Order.
Tommy, Melbourne-16,000 ft timber 24,000 palings, 66 qr-csks wine.
ENTERED INWARDS.-December 1
Black Swan, steamer, 300, Woods, Melbourne. Passengers-Mrs. A. Curran, Mr. and Mrs. Strong, Mr. and Mrs. Hutton, Dr. Harrington, Capt. Hogarth, Miss Clyne, Messrs. Kennedy, W. K. O'Keefe, Carter, Valentine, Ware, McLachlan.
Native Lass, schooner, 110, Blacklock, Geelong.
Vixen, schooner, 126, M'Donald, Melbourne. Cabin Captain Lewis, Mrs. McDonald.
CLEARED OUT.-November 29.
Maid of the Yarra, steamer, 100, Louden, Mel- bourne ; 2 passengers.
The Sussex barque wished to be reported as leaving Spring Bay on a whaling voyage.
The Sir W.F. Williams, of the Black Ball Line, arrived yesterday from Liverpool, after a splendid passage of 81 days from the Mersey, bringing as passengers 339 Bounty immigrants, classified as foll- ows:-Married men 38; ditto women 49; single men 63 ; ditto women 74 ; boys (seven under 14 ) 26 ; ditto (one under 7) 23 ; ditto (under 1) 3; girls (seventeen under 14) 25; ditto (one under 7) 25; ditto (under 1) 1 ; total 339. Of the above, four children under seven years died during the voyage. Two infants also died not included in the above, making the total number of deaths 6. There was one birth on the 14th September, making the total on arrival 336. The Sir W. F. Williams is a new ship, and would have completed the passage in much less time but for the prevalence of easterly winds experi- enced within 800 miles of this coast. She is an exceedingly roomy, well-ventilated ship, and above all particularly clean, thereby reflecting great credit upon her commander and surgeon superintendent (Dr. Hardy, late of the Schomberg), whose exertions for the comfort of all on board have been unceasing. The immigrants are principally of the labouring classes, and consist of 149 English, 145 Irish, and 46
The steamer Queen will be detained at Melbourne a day later than was expected to complete her painting. She will be here on Thursday, when we may expect the Marc Polo's mail, as several large ships were entering Port Phillip as the Blaok Swan
Launceston.-The steamer Tamar left at 4 a.m. yesterday with the barque Acastas in tow ; also the Titania steamer for Circular Head
Launceston, December 2.
The news from Melbourne is depressing, and at the present rates ruling little or no margin can be left to shippers. Flour is quoted there at £19 and £20 10s., and hero at £17 to £18. Wheat is quoted this morning at 6s. 6d. to 7s. Potatoes and oats have both declined, the latter are quoted at 8s. A cargo of the former at Melbourne sold for £2 10s.-Exa- miner.
Monthly Return of Customs, Wharfage, and Light Dues collected at the Port of Hobart Town during the month of November, 1856 :
£ s. d. Brandy 1864? gallons at 12s.......1118 9 6 Rum, &c. 7999} gallons at 9s. ... 3599 11 3 Tobacco 11,943 lbs. at 2s............1194 6 0 Other goods ...............................1206 1 6
Wharfage................................... 414 l8 2
Light Dues.................................. 244 1 10
Total ..................................... £8777 13 2
Bell's Weekly Stock Report December 2.-There are no sales of any importance to report. Fat stock is slightly improving. A demand continues for working bullocks, store sheep, and young cattle.
Messrs. Robinson and Allison's sale at Cleveland on Friday was largely attended ; nearly 6000 sheep changed hands at the following prices:-Store wethers from 10s. 2d., 12s., 14s., 14s. 3d., 15s., 15s. 11d. to 16s. 1d. for superior; ewes from 8s. 11d., 9s., 9s. 6d, 9s. 10d to 11s. 10d. for good. Captain Morton's rams 20s. to 22s. ; Mr. D. Taylor's wethers 15s. 1d. - The auctioneer announced the next sale for the 18th December, when a considerable number of sheep would be brought forward.-Ibid.