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HOBART TOWN. October 15.
Mr. James Simpson, editor of the Mercury, appeared to-day at the bar of thc Assembly, in obedience to a summons from the Speaker, to answer a charge of menacing Captain Audley Coote, member for George Town, when the latter was leaving the House.
After hearing the circumstances alleged on both sides, thc Premier moved that Mr. Simpson's conduct was not such as to consti- tute contempt, which was carried.