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To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN-I shall feel obliged if, through the medium of your journal, you would call the attention of the police to the intolerable nuisance of the swarms of pigs that are frequently prowl- ing about the streets of West Maitland, to the great danger of persons riding through the streets, and causing great damage to property, by rooting up fencing, &c. If we had had a flood the other day, Mr. P. J. Cohen's kitchen would have certainly tumbled into the river, being so much undermined by these vermin. Yours, &c, JEROBOAM.
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 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.
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1844. SALTED BEEF. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
THE MAITLAND MERCURY, -SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1844. SALTED BEEF. IT lias often been matter of surprise to observe the conflicting statements and opinions made and published, from time to time, regarding our salted loeef. We all know that when the cattle are killed no beef in the world is better. The most unequivocal testimony has often been given of the superior quality and pre- servation of our New South Wales beef used during whaling voyages, sometimes of upwards of a couple of years' duration, in the tropical seas of the Pacific ; and the same has been as often verified by masters of vessels taking it for ship's use, both to Europe and America. But let a cargo of the same quality of beef be shipped here for sale in the London market, and we have, on the other hand, frequently the sad mortification to find that it arrived in very bad condition, utterly worthless and unsaleable. &nbsp; Various causes have been assigned for this apparently anomalous circumstance, some of mor...
THE EXPENSE OF WINE GROWING. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
THE EXPENSE OF WINE GROWING. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN-Your correspondent "A.B.C." has taken up the vine question in a financial point of view. I have endeavoured to make a rough estimate of the prime cost and annual outlay for twenty acres; but I much fear, tempting as the product appears to be on paper, that it will induce few to become wine growers, without being first initiated in the mysteries of the art. Unless this knowledge be first acquired, it will be impossible for any one to realise the annexed calculation: COST AJÍB PRODUCE OF A TWENTY-ACHE VINEYARD TOR THE FIRST THREE YEARS. Prime cost of land, at minimum price. £20 Falling, clearing and stumpting fruit land . SO Ploughing . 20 Fencing, 240 rods. 42 Props . 00 Three vats, at ¿£10. £250 YEARLY COST. Four men, at £25 each.£100 Tools. 10 Casks . 40 £150 Second year-four men . 100 £250 ANNUAL PRODUCE. Produce third year, averaging three pipes to the acre 60 pipes, at £15.£900 The refuse would produc...
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
TERMS. The "MAITLAND MERCURY" is published every Saturday morning. Tlie terms of subscription are :-In Maitland and Morpeth Is. 6d. per quarter, if paid in advance 6s. 6d. ; in Sydney and the country 8s. per quarter, if paid in advance Is. The quarters end on the 31s£ March, 30th June, 30th September, and dist 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. Parties sending 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...
SYDNEY NEWS. WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE IN THE SYDNEY MARKET, DURING THE PRESENT WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
SYXWEV STEWS. WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL FARM AND DAIRY PRODUOE IN THE SYDNEY MARKET, DURING THE PRESENT WEEK. WHEAT AND FLOUR.-Since my last report flour has risen £3 per ton, and a further rise is anticipated. Wheat also has risen, and'is very much in demand; a cargo from V. D. Land realised 4s 9d, and prime samples of colonial wheat 4s 6d. It is expected that next week it will be» worth 5s. In all probability a fair price will now be obtained for wheat until the new crops begin to arrive from V. D. Land, which will be in about two months. Settlers now having wheat thrashed out will do well to send it to market while it will fetch a tolerable price, and before the weovil reduces the weight, which it does often as much as 10 lbs. per bushel. MAIZE still continues to arrive in sufficient quantities for the demand ; but samples are worth Is 9d, if free from weovil. Several lots of weovil-eaten maize have been sold at Is a bushel for poultry. Maize should be kept in the husk until i...
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. We have this week to report a slight improve- ment having taken place in the trade of the town, notwithstanding a part of the time having been rather wet. This seems to have arisen mainly from a general feeling of improvement in the prices of colonial produce. A great deal of wool has passed through Maitland during* the week, but we do not hear of any purchases ; we were shown one sample of superior quality of fine wool, which was offered in Maitland at Is. per lb., but we did not leam whether the bargain was struck. The slight rise in the price of stock last week has been strengthened again this, and promises to be permanent. In one instance, a party wanting to purchase five working bullocks for cash could not obtain them under £3 3s. each, which he paid. In wheat a decided improvement has taken place, both in price and demand. A good deal has been done during the week in this article, at prices varying from 8s. 3d. up to 4s., at which latter price severaïlots w...
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
POST PHILLIP. SHEEP.-An establishment for boiling down sheep has been determined on by the Messrs. Henty Brothers in the vicinity of Portland. PORT PHILLIP SHEEP IN VAN DIEMEN'S LAND.-The Port Phillip Gazette gives the fol- lowing prices as the rates realised by the sheep sent from different parts of Port Phillip to Van Diemen's Land lately by five vessels :-6s. 3d., 6s. 3d., 3s. 6d., 3s. 6d., and 4s. 6d. per head. The Gazette remarks that the prices seem below what they would cost in Melbourne, and recom- mends the proprietor in preference to boil them down. NEW EXPORTS.-Our Port Phillip fellow colonists seem indefatigable in discovering and trying new exports. Black and white swans are very numerous about Western Port, and some of the residents have set about capturing them, with the view of exporting swansdown to England. The swans are so thick in that district that it is said one thousand were secured in one day. A Mr. Carson, a bootmaker in Melbourne, sent to Glasgow, a few mon...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
HUTïTER RIVER CZSTRXCT X7XTWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. STATE OF THE GAOL.-The following was the state of her Majesty's gaol on Wednesday last : For trial, males 30, females 2 ; for other stations, males 5 ; under sentence to hard labour, males 8, females 3 ; in the cells, males 3, females 2 ; debtors, males, 2, females 2 ; confines, males 5 ; waiting for bail, female 1 ; waiting for assign- ment, females 2; total, males 53, females 12. In hospital, males 3, females 3. POLICE OFFICE.-On Tuesday Major Crummer took his seat upon the bench, being the first time of his presiding at the petty sessions since his late accident. The worthy magistrate appeared to suffer some inconvenience ; his left arm was in a sling, and the sleeve of the coat being ripped owing to the in'flamation, which we believe extends to the shoulder. A few summary jurisdiction cases, not one of which possessed any interest, were disposed of, and the court adjourned. DISTRICT COUNCIL.-There has been no m...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
XOAITXJANX» PRICE CTJRRENT. £ a. d. Ale and Porter,pet hhd..£4 10s to 5 0 0 Taylor's, ditto . 5 0 0 Dunbar's, per dozen. 0 9 6 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 0 0 Annatto, per lb. 0 6 0 Arrowroot, per lb. 0 1 0 Beer, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 2 0 0 Bottled Fruits, per bottle ?. 0 2 0 Per dozen . 1 l 0 Bread, per loaf of 4 lbs.6d to 0 0 7 Bricks, per 1000.10s to 0 13 0 Butcher's Meat : Beef, per lb. 0 0 1 Mutton, ditto. 0 0 1 Pork, ditto. 0 0 3 Veal, ditto. 0 0 3 Butter, fresh, per lb .9d to 0 1 3 Calf Skins, each.2s to 0 2 6 Candles, mould, per lb .5d to 0 0 6 Dip, per lb.4dto 0 0 5 Cheese, per lb. 0 0 6 Coal, per ton «. 0 13 0 Coffee, per lb.9d to 0 10 Currants, Zante, per lb.6d to 0 0 8 Currie Powder, per bottle ..2s6d& 0 3 6 Eggs, per dozen. 5d to 0 0 9 Firewood, per load . 0 3 0 Flour: (Portus's Mills, for cash on delivery) First quality, per 100 lbs. 0 12 0 Second, ditto. 0 10 0 Ration, ditto. 0 9 0 Bran,ditto. 0 5 0 (Nicholson's Mills, cash on delivery) First qu...
HUNTER RIVER AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
HUNTER RIVER AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. A meeting of the committee of this society was held at the Rose Inn on Tuesday last, Mr. Doyle in the chair. After the minutes of the previous meeting had been read, eight new members were admitted. In consequence of the Maitland Circuit Court Commencing on Wednesday, the 13th March, the day for holding the ploughing match was changed to Tuesday, the 12th. The sub-committee appointed to make the arrangements for holding the ploughing match reported that they had found a piece of land which they thought would be suitable for the purpose. It was a ten-acre paddock near the Long Bridge, belonging to Mr. Hannon, who had expressed his willingness to grant it for the occasion. The land was close to the town, and would answer very well, except, perhaps, as regarded size. Supposing that there were not more than thirty competitors, then the paddock would be large enough; but in the event of there being more, a larger piece of land would have to be selected ...
SELECT POETRY. I DO NOT LOVE THEE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
SELECT POETRY. I DO NOT LOVE THEE; BY THE HONORABLE MRS. NORTON. I do not love thee, no, I do not love thee ; Yet when thou art absent I am sad, And envy e'en the bright blue sky above thee Whose quiet stars may see thee and be glad. I do not love thee, yet when thou art gone I hate the sound, though those who speak be dear, Which breaks the lingering echo of the tone Thy voice of music leaves upon mine ear. I do not love thee, yet I can't tell why, Whate'er thou doest seems well done to me; And oft times in my solitude I sigh That those I do love are not more like thee.
MAITLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
MAZTZLAHTD DISTRICT coirarczxi. On Tuesday last the usual meeting of this body was held at the court-house. Present E. C. Close, Esq., Warden ; Messrs. Wyndham, Innes, Lang, and Hungerford. The WARDEN opened the proceedings by stating that he had at length received an answer from the Colonial Secretary respecting the bye laws he had forwarded for approval, and enclosing the opinion of the Solicitor General thereon, as follows : " SIR-Referring to your letter of the 20th December last, enclosing certain bye-laws passed by the District Council of Maitland for regulating the levying of assessments, I now have the honor to forward to you a copy of the Solicitor General's opinion on these bye-laws ; and in so doing I am instructed to explain that the Governor would be very reluctant to disallow the first bye-law passed by the District Council of Maitland, on account of the imperfections pointed out in it by the Solicitor General, and therefore a copy of that officer's remarks is transmit...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Wednesday, January 31. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PK00F OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Wednesday, January 31. In the estate of William Lumley, of Singleton, shopkeeper, a first meeting : no claims were proved. (Before E. D. Day, Esq., Commissioner.) Monday, February 5. In the estate of Joseph Swales, an adjourned third meeting: as the trustees did not appear, the meeting was again adjourned to Monday next. Wednesday, February 7. In the estate of James Beck, of Falbrook, farmer, a single meeting : Thomas Dangar, £16 11s. 5d. ; Thomas Kerr, £17 14s. An offer of payment in full was made, hy Mils at 6, 12, l8,, and 24 months. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam was appointed provisional trustee. NEW INSOLVENTS. FEBRUARY 1.-Henvy Pèlerin Dutton, of Pèlerin, Patrick's Plains, settler: no schedule filed. 3.-John Mackay, of Dungog, settler : debts, £899 Os 6d; assets-y-personal property, £333 10s, outstanding debfe, £19 13a 8d; balance deficiency, £544 16s lud. 3.-Alfred Reynold^ Huntley, late of the firm of Hu...
MAITLAND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
MAITLAND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. A general meeting of the Maitland Benevolent Society was held on Thursday last, pursuant to advertisement, at the Northumberland Hotel, the Rev. Mr. Stack in the chair, who opened the proceedings by requesting Mr. B. Russell to read the report of the sub-committee, which was as follows : " The report of your committee is confined to the operations of the Benevolent Asylum since its removal to West Maitland, Oct. 5, 1843. &nbsp; " At that period the prospects of the institution were by no means encouraging ; the difficulties which such, an undertaking, particularly in times of great depression, would necessarily encounter, were considerably increased by the causes which led to its removal. Notwithstanding these dis- advantages, your committee have been able to administer relief to every case of distress brought under their notice. In consequence, however, of an arrangement which your committee have made with the Sydney Benevolent Asylum, the amount...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING. AN extensive addition having been just made to the PLAIN and FANCY JOBBING TYPE at the "XftAXTXi.aN3> MERCURY" GSHERAI PRINTING OFFICE, Parties requiring Posting or Hand Bills, Books, Pamphlets, Catalogues, Leases, Title Deeds, Circulars, Cards, Bill-heads, Cheques, plain or colored Labels, Baker's Bills, Impounding, Law and other Forms, &c. &c. can have them executed in a superior manner, with great despatch, and at reasonable prices. * Notice to Shippers of "Wool at Newcastle. For london direct, to follow the "Cuba," THE 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. For Xiondon, THE very fast-sai...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. TICKETS OF LEAVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 February 1844
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. TICKETS OF LEAVE. The tickets of leave belonging to the under mentioned prisoners of the crown have been cancelled for the reasons stated opposite their respective names :- Dolby William, Mary Ann 4, insolence ; Mait- land bench. Delany Fenton, Elphinstone, stealing from a dwelling house ; Singleton bench. Eynon Thomas, Lord Lynedoch, not eligible, being assigned a boy ; Maitland bench. Fallan John, Clyde 2, drunkenness and assault- ing a female with intent ; Dungog bench. Riley Sarah, Dianna, highly improper conduct ; Maitland, bench. Trott William, Westmoreland, felony; Wollombi bench. Sydney, 31st January, 1844.
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 17 February 1844
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. WEDNESDAY. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at the Rose Inn, West Maitland, at twelve, horse, gig, and harness; after which, watch, chimney timepieces, cutlery, &c. ; at the same place, at two, set of surveyor's instruments.
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 17 February 1844
SYDNEY NEWS. CITY COUNCIL.-The quarterly meeting of the Sydney City Council was held on Friday last, at which, after the Mayor had addressed the meeting, a variety of business was transacted. Amongst other matters, on the motion of Alderman Broughton, Mr. J. Jones was declared to have forfeited his seat as councillor, by having been absent from the city for the six preceding months ; and in terms of the act, he was also fined £25. The Council agreed to purchase for £200 the fire engines belonging to the Mutual Insurance Association. Alderman Macdermott moved that a petition be presented to his Excellency that all fees, fines, penalties, and forfeitures levied under the jurisdiction of the police bench (excepting such as were received under any act relating to her Majesty's revenue), and all licenses granted within the city, be given to the corporation of Sydney ; on which Alderman Allen moved as an amendment, " excepting such as are appropriated by law to the Benevolent Asylum." On ...
MAITLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 17 February 1844
MAITLAND DISTRICT COUNCIXu A meeting of the District Council was held, pursuant to adjournment, on Tuesday last: present-E. C. Close, Esq., Warden ; Messrs. Lang, Innes, and Hungerford. The WARDEN laid before the Council the instructions for the guidance of the assessors which he had mentioned at the last meeting, and which it appeared had been drawn up so long back as October last, but which he thought might answer, with a few alterations. Since the last meeting of the Council a new difficulty had occurred to him. He observed that the Parramatta and Windsor District Councils were at issue regarding the boundary line between them, and that the matter was to be decided by the Surveyor General. Now if the same thing should happen with regard to themselves and any neighbouring Council, and the points were referred to the Surveyor General, a good deal of time must elapse before the matter could be settled. He thought therefore they had better not be too nice on the subject of boundaries...