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NEWCASTLE A FREE PORT. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 January 1844
NEWCASTLE A FREE PORT. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN —In my last I stated to you the reply of His Excellency to the Warden of this district on the subject; and his reasons for re- fusing our request, namely, the expense that would be incurred by the Government, and his doubts as to the probability of its being attended with any beneficial results to the district. With regard to the first reason, the expense, I would call the attention of the Governor to the fact that there are four steamers, and at least as &nbsp; many sailing craft required weekly, to bring the merchandise required for this district from Syd- ney. It would be hard to calculate the exact sum that is paid annually by this district for carriage from Sydney, but it will occur to every one that it must be very, considerable. This merchandize has been imported into Sydney and paid the Custom-house duty ; surely the amount will be found to exceed £200 a year; if so, the govern- ment will not be...
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1844. NEWCASTLE A FREE PORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 January 1844
THE MAITLAND MEECUEY. -SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1844. NEWCASTLE A FREE PORT. IT appears, from a communication which appeared in last week's Mercury, that a memorial has been forwarded ^frorn -the Newcastle District Countíil to his Excel- lency, praying that Newcastle-may be made a -free port ; -and that his Excellency de- clined to comply with the petition, on the grot&id^hat the advantages that would result flne district would not be eqiu> Talent tothe expense that would be incurred by making Newcastle a free port. As this is a question which concerns, more or less directly, «very one interested in the progress and'welfare of the district, we trust that the inhabitants of Newcastle will not be left much longer to contest for 'the boon single-handed. So long as the inhabitants of the district continue silent and apathetic on the subject, his Excellency will be led to believe that their opinions are in unison with his own ; and that the only benefit likely to arise from Newca...
A WOMAN SUSPECTED OF POISONING HER HUSBAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 January 1844
A WOMAN SUSPECTED OF POISONING HER HUSBAND. On Friday, the 12th instant, a man called at Mr. Earle's, druggist, High-street, West Mait- land, and asked for some strychnine, to poison native dogs with, saying he had been sent for that purpose by Captain Biddulph. Mr. Earie having been in the habit of selling drugs occasionally for the same purpose to Captain Biddulph, suspected no wrong, and told him he had no strychnine by him just then, but he had some morphine, which would answer the pur- pose as well. The man inquired the method of administering it, and being told, bought and paid for a shilling's worth ; which he said was the money young Mr. Biddulph had given him to pay for it. Mr. Earle made the morphine up into three small packages, carefully writing poison on each of them, and cautioned the man about its use, and particularly not to leave &nbsp; it in the way of women or children. On the Monday afternoon following, John Thornton, a man living on Mulberry Creek, about...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 January 1844
ENGXISH NEWS. By the late arrivals from England we have received our files of papers pretty complete up to the 23rd September. Her Majesty's visits to France and Belgium occupy a large space in these papers, and very general satisfaction is expressed at the good understanding suth friendly visits are likely to maintain between England and those two states. The Britannia of the 23rd September remarks : " Her Majesty's visits to the Continent are now' completed, and the country will be gratified by hearing that those visits hsn ebeen attended with an increase of health as well as enjoyment to the Sovereign and her consort. The reception of the distinguished pair has been cordial, and even magnificent, everywhere. Of course, it could not be supposed that their royal entertain', ers would be deficient in costliness or hospitality ; but the more striking and the more important feature was the kindlmess of the popular feeling. This could not have been the work of either pomp or policy : i...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 January 1844
T Notice to Shippers of "Wool at Newcastle. For london direct, to follow the " Cuba," »HE fine brig « GANNET," A 1, 322 Tons, under en- gagement with the Australian Agricultural Company, will be ready to receive Wool on or about the 21st January, 1844, and will meet with immediate despatch, as she will have all her dead weight on board on arrival. For freight or passage apply to F. EBSWORTH, A. A. Company's Agent, Bligh-street, or to J. B. METCALFE, 1 Lower George-street, Sydney. Notice. A GENERAL MEETING of the SHARE- HOLDERS in the HUNTER RIVER AUCTION COMPANY will be held at the Offices of Mr. John Turner, Solicitor, East Maitland, on THURSDAY, February 1st, 1844, at Noon, for the purpose of winding up the affairs of the said Company. 978 Circulating library and Steading: Rooms. " Tell it not in Gath, proclaim it not in the streets of Ascalon, how are the mighty fallen.'" W LIPSCOMB regrets informing the . inhabitants of Maitland and its neighbourhood that unless he obtains twent...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. THE VINE. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 January 1844
ORZGIDTAl! CORRESPONDENCE. THE VINE. To the'Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN-As the subject of trenching seems to occupy the attention of the vine'grow ers in this colony more than any other" part of its cultivation, and 'as the period for preparing ground for planting is rapidly approaching, I may ^ot be out of place in making a few observations on'ihis important question. I must own that I have been not a little dis- appointed at Mr. Warren's not continuing his observations on the 'subject, since that gentle- man's1 experience must necessarily tend to throw great light on it, and as it is well known he has met with great success in the production Of wine, it may appear presumptuous m me to question his dicta. But as I feel perfectly convinced that this country will at no very distant period become a producer of wine, and. as economy in its pro- duction^ is on,e of the most essential points« to be considere^, in enabling, us to compete with other countries}, I feel it my ...
BRITISH EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 January 1844
BRITISH EXTRACTS. SPORTING.-DONCASTER RACES.-On Mon- day, September 11, the Champagne Stakes were won in a canter by The Cure (Heseltine), beating Sister to Martingale and eight others.-On Tuesday, the Cleveland Handicap was won by a head by Knight of the Wlristle (Nat), beating Blue Bonnet and three others; the St. Leger (127 subs), won by a head by Nutwith (Mason), Cotherstone second, and Prizefighter third .nine only staited.-On Wednesday, the Great Yorkshire Handicap was won by a head by Pompey (M. Noble), beating Venus, Lothario, and thirteen others:-On Thursday, the Three year-old Stakes were won easily by Cotherstone (F. Butler), beating Napier and Aristides ; the Two-yeaf-old Stakes were won easily by the Princess (F. Butler), beating All-round-my-hat and The Cure; the Doncaster Cup (value 300 guineas), was won easily by Alice Hawthorne (Heseltine)^ beating Charles X11., Arundo, and six others. COST OF RAILWAYS.-The London and Black- wall Railway cost £326,670 per mile, whic...
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 January 1844
STTDNEY NEWS. IMPORTANT TO MAGISTRATES.-In a case of horse-stealing, tried before the supreme court, Sydney, on Thursday last, the Judge remarked on the very defective manner in which cases of this 'description were frequently got up. The principal ground of fault was neglecting to secure such a chain of evidence as would con nectfthe prisoner with the stolen animal ; for by reason of the latter having passed through the lianas of different persons, the whole of whom were not before the court at the time of trial, it was frequetly found impossible to make out sufficient legal proof to ensure-a conviction. The stolen animal should, if possible, be recognized in the presence of the same constable "-who had previously apprehended the prisoner -with the animal in his possession, and thus -connect"each,point of the case. If a complete chain ¿f evidence could not be obtained, it would be betternot to commit the party charged at all, rather than put the public to a useless expense. J ' , E...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 January 1844
For london, THE very fast-sai'ing firet-class ship l-HER ALB," 811 Tons register, J. B. Coubro, Com- mander. , , This vessel has all her dead weight on board, is now ready to take in cargo, has two-thirds of her wool engaged, and will have quick despatch. For freight 'or passage (having superior accom- modation, and will carry a Surgeon), apply to the Captain, on board, or to « , " GILCHRIST & ALEXANDER. The Herald will take Cedar on freight, if ready for shipment immediately. January 20,1844. 59 Maitland Benevolent Asylum. A GENERAL MEETING of the Friends of the Maitland Benevolent Asylum will be held at the Northumbeiland Hotel, West Mait- land, on THURSDAY, February 8th, at Twelve o'clock, to receive the Report of the Sub-Com- mittee, and for çther business. The attendance of persons njjferested in the institution is parti- cularly requested. By order of the Committee, 60 BOURN RUSSELL. Notice. MR. JOHN TURNER, SOLICITOR, begs to intimate that he has Removed his Offices f...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. TICKETS OF LEAVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 January 1844
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. TICKETS OF LEAVE. The undermentioned prisoners of the crown have obtained tickets of leave since the last day of publication :- , County of Brisbane.-Scone. Joyce John, Forth 3; Jenkins Joseph, Earl Grey; McGrath Patrick, Hive 2; Rielly James, Elphinstone. County of Durham-Paterson &nbsp; &nbsp; Brown John, Earl Grey 2; Baldwell John, Hive 2, Colgan Matthew, Portland 2; Causton &nbsp; William, Royal Sovereign 2 ; Griffiths Thomas, Asia 11; Hall James, alias Charles Hodges, Portsea ; Leehy Maurice, Hive 2 ; Ryan Michael, Hive 2; Robinson James, alias Davis, Asia 9 ; Sweeney Denis, Elphinstone. Dungog. Gillan William, Clyde. 1 County of Gloucester.-Port Stephens. Curry Martin,' Forth 3; Nixon Patrick, Lady M'Naughten ; Sullivan Denis, piyde 2. Raymond Terrace. Lloyd Edwin, Fairlie. , County of Northumberland.-Brisbane Water. Asher Samuel, James Pattison 2 ; Allen Charles, John Barry. Maitland. Croughan Patrick, Lady McNaughton; Connor &a...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 January 1844
Birth. On Saturday, January 20th, at the Rose Inn, West Maitland, Mrs. P. J. Cohen, of a son. Married. On Monday, the 22nd instant, at the residence of Captain Pattison, Morpeth, by the Rev. Mr. Blain, Surgeon John Stewart, son of Doctor Cornelius Stewart, Danblane, Scotland, to Helena, daughter of the late John Poyntz, Esq., Prospect Hill, county of Cork, Ireland.
HUNTER RIVER AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 February 1844
HUNTER RIVER AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. A meeting of the committee of this society was held at the Northumberland Hotel on Tues- day last ; the Rev. Mr. Stack in the chair. The Chairman reported that a letter had been received from G. Wyndham, Esq., declining to accept the office of president of the society. Some suggestions were received from Mr. »Keppie, of the Paterson, relative to the plough- ing match; and a wish was expressed on the part of the meeting that the sub-committee .would take the earliest possible opportunity of t completing their arrangements, in order that .due notice might be given. On the motion of Mr. Cohen, the meeting (decided that the revision of the prizes should be proceeded with ; upon which a long conversation took place as to whether the prizes should be merely honorary, or whether they should con- sist of money. Most of the members appeared to be of opinion that the society would not be sufficiently strong in funds to give money prizes the first year. The p...
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 February 1844
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. Mr. John Rotton, at Cox's Hotel, Singleton, at twelve, mixed cattle, mares, fillies, and work- ing bullocks. , * .. WEDNESDAY., Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at Mr.-Anlaby's stores, Morpeth, at twelve, the remaining effects in the estate of P. H. Rapsey ; at the same place, at two, a clock, chairs, and glassware. THURSDAY. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, on the late premises of the insolvent, West Maitland, at twelve, tools, unfinished furniture, &c, in the estate of C. J. Crofton.
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 February 1844
IMPOUNDINGS. At Cassilis, the undermentioned cattle-One red and white cow, branded AB near thigh, 24 under ; one red and white cow, branded AB near thigh, 24 under; one brown and white cow, branded AB near thigh, 24 under ; one yellow cow, branded GB near thigh, 24 under; one red and white steer, branded 24 near thigh ; one red and white steer, branded 24 near thigh; one black and white bullock, branded a heart near thigh, 24 under. If not claimed on or before the 19th February, they will be sold. THOMAS BARNABD, Poundkeeper. At Jerry's Plains, on "the 26th January-A bay mare, white stripe down the face, white near hind foot, aged, branded apparently IT under the saddle near side j one red sided cow, white back and belly, speckled cheeks, branded TB off hip ; one red sided heifer, white back and belly, apparently unbranded. If not duly released, will be sold. J. J. HARPUR, Poundkeeper.
SELECT POETRY. THE LAMENT. [From "Tecumseh," by G. C. COLTON, an American poet.] [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 February 1844
6E1LECT POETRY. THE LAMENT. [From "Tecumseh," by G. C. COMON, an American poet.] Where is the foam of the waters ? White on the golden sand it shone: But a wave from the deep came dark and high I looked, and the foam was gone I It might not linger I Where Is the snow-wreath of winter? Pure in the forest depths it lay : But the Great Spirit looked from the stormlea* heavens, And the snow-wreath passed away In its own breathing! Where is the cloudlet of summer? Palely it slept on the sky's calm breast : But the winds blew strong and the tempest rose The cloud found a darker rest, No more returning! Lovely wast thou, my sister, Gentle and sad as the night's cold breath 1 Ah ! if thou hadst been less sweet and fair, Thou wouldst not have charmed cold death, Nor grieved Omeena! Vane is the voice ofmy sorrow ! Never again to the earth nor me Thy spirit returns from the Shadowy Landl And with tears shall I gaze, like thee, On stars and flowers 1 Yet will I cease from my mourning, -w Child ...
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 February 1844
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. A, large quantity of wool passed through j Maitland in the early part of the week, when the rain coming on again caused a partial stoppage. We do not hear of much business having been done during the week with the drays, but notwithstanding the wet, many parties from the neighbourhood came in with cash, and purchased supplies to a fair amount. Considering the weather, trade has been better on the whole. We have not heard of any purchase of wool. In wheat a good deal has been done, at prices varying from 2s. 9d. to 3s. 4d. per bushel, the latter price (cash) having been given for 500 bushels of prime Wollombi wheat. One lot of very superior quality, and of small amount, we hear was bought at 3s. 9d. per bushel. Nothing has been done in maize or barley. Maize has been offered in considerable quantities, at any price, but no buyers. We hear of no wholesale purchases of potatoes, and vegetables generally have been brought in but sparingly, on account of the wet. Frui...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 February 1844
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks, storekeeper Cassilis, Mr. James Piper Dungog, Mr. Thomas Abbott Hinton, Mr. Robert Houshold, postmaster Jerry's Plains, Mr. J. J. Harpur, postmaster Merton, Mr. William Everness Murrurundi, Mr. A. Wightman, White Hart Inn Muswellbrook, Mr. Edw. Bennett, poundkeeper Newcastle, Mr. G. Felton Paterson, Mr. Wilkinson, auctioneer Raymond Terrace, Mr. Houlding, postmaster Scone, Mr. Thomas Dangar Singleton, Mr. T. Hope, postmaster Sydney, Mr. H. Ferris, commission agent, York street Wollombi, Mr. Michael Byrne Printed and published by the proprietors, THOMAS WILLIAM TUCKER and RICHARD JONES, at the Maitland Mercury Office, High-street, West Maitland, county of Northumberland, New South Wales.
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 February 1844
HOTTTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. POLICE OFFICE.-There has been no public business transacted at the police office during the past week-litigious characters have no money to throw away, and the gentlemen in irons at the-stockade are intently studying a new work entitled " Morality made easy." ACCIDENT TO MAJOR CRUMMER.-We regret to learn that Major Crummer met with rather a serious accident on the evening of Friday, the 26th ult. The gallant Major was returning from Hexham on horseback, when the animal which he rode stumbled and threw him. The Major fell with considerable force, and injured his arm so severely that he has worn a sling since. The roads between Newcastle and Maitland require immediate attention ; it is really dangerous to travel on horsebaek or in a chaise in their present condition ; and it is owing to this that the above accident occurred. Now that we have a District Council, it is to he hoped something will be done both to roads and...
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 February 1844
TERMS. The " MAITLAND MERCURY " is published every Saturday morning. Tlie terms of subscription are:-In Maitland and Morpeth 7«. Gd. per quarter, if paid in advance 6s. 6d.} in Sydney and the country 6s. per quarter, if paid in advance Is. The quarters end on the 31«? March, 20th June, 30th September, and 31 st December respectively, at which periods only subscribers can resign, by giving due notice. Parties residing in the country who do not order the paper through an agent will be required to pay in advance, or to give a reference to some party in Maitland. The charges for advertisements are :-For the first inch of space (eight lines) and under, 3s., and Is. per inch after, each insertion. Partiessending advertisements must state on them the number of times they are to be in- serted, or they will be continued until counter- manded, and charged accordingly. No verbal direction for the withdrawal or alteration of advertisements can be attended to. Adver- tisements will be received u...