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POETRY A poetical Letter of condolence. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
POETRY. A poetical Letter of condolence. FniEKD. Permit me to condole with you, Ypon your sudden loss ; Advice, unask'd, yet deign to take, — Thank Heav'n it is no worse. 'l'is true you have a Lover lost ; What does that signify ?; Come listen to me, but first. That tear, wipe fiom thine eye. ?She is unworthy of a sigh, Unworthy of a I ear 4 I'or she nought but a jilt, to all The world, will now appear. Sincerely, she did never love ; , Hut feign'd, what she ne'er Celt ; She never heav'd ont 7ieartfelt sigh, Fickle, inconstant, jilt. Then, grieve not, Thou, for her lost love, *Tis better lost, than gain'd ; Her looks are false, her vows untrue. Then let her's be disdain'd. 'Tis possible — some Male Coquet, Influenc'd with too much wine; Scare knowing, what he said or thought, Hath worship'd at Her Shrine. She, thinking Him to be sincere, Tho' God knows, 'twas not so ; Car'd not, how much she stung thy heart. So she be freed from you. Perhaps some Alan, who wants a nurse, To tend Khe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
rrtfiELaunccston Courier will be published every JL Monday morning and despatched by that days post to all parts of the country. It will contain a summary oT all the important notices in the Gazette of the preceding' Saturday. The terms if subscription are 6s. 6d. per quarter, payable orr advance, single numbers Gd. NOTICE .—AH Communications intended for insertion in this Journal must be ad dressed 'To the Editor of the Launceston Couria Charles-street.' ! Our Contemporaries are also requested to address their Journals in the same manner. Notice to Advertisers. ALL advertisements sent to this Journal except ing from Subscribers must be paid on delivery otberwise^they will -not be inserted, *smoaccounts will for the future be opened for nori-subBcribers, The Launceston Courier affords a very desirable medium for advertising, since all advertisements published therein, are.gratuitously inserted in the Launccston Advertiser, an arrangement which of fers great advantages to Merchants a...
Launceston Shipping List. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
SLaunrrcion Sfjippiiifi list. A It RIVALS. June -6 ? Schooner Prince of Denmark, 128 tons, Comyn, master, from Hobart Town ; Connolly & Co., agents. June 7. — Schooner Tamar, 117 tons, Culbertson, master, .from New Castle; J. Itavcn, agent. 120 tons coalf, J. Raven. June 10.— Schooner Dusty Miller, 90 tons, Saunders, master, from Port Phillip; G. Fisher, agent. Pas jengers, — Air. and .Mrs. JLyall and child. Mrs. Sym monds, Mr. Josephs, Mr. Urydcn, Air. James S. Campbell, Mary Delaney, David Guihrie, Air. and ?Mrs. Wells, and 4 children. DEPARTURES. June 4 ? Barque Agoslina, 334 tons, 1'irry, master, for London ; Down & Co., agents Passengers, — j Jocelyn Thomas, Esq., Henry Clayton. Esq., W. H. Hvrrick, Esq., Dr. Kidd, Mr. Dibble. John Songs, | .lames Smith, James Muir, Master Clayton. JimeG ? Brig Seoul, 95 tons, Gwalkin, master, for Port Phillip ; Willis & Co., agents. Passengers, — James S. Evans. June 7. — Schooner Essinqton. 123 tons, Dulton, master, fo...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
MISCELLANEOUS. A Yankee Lawyer. — 1 instituted an actiun for a large amount, in the country of ? — . The suit 'was brought .upon a plain promissory note, which I was assured was founded upon -rood considerations, and I was curious to know what defence could be set up. I was aware that I had to deal with a wily adversary : and when I ottered uiv note in evidence and closed my cjsg. I was more terrified than surprised when I heard him direct the sheriff to call Mrs. Mary Jackson. The witness appeared. To my horror, she was a perfect beauty ; possi'ssinp: a sweet countenance, with an exquisite form. I saw at once that iny antagonist had formed the same judgment of hu man nature that I had, and that he was about to unrke the experiment of washing away, the obli ga.tion'oT'h'iHJtB of hand,d)y.the taws of ft female witness. I knew that nothing hut a desperate effort could save my client, and that her testimo ny must be exhausted, before she had time to cry. I rose at once. ' I perceive,' ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
SALES BY AUCTION. (Continued from first page.) £L Valuable Farm on the South XSsk ; River. ; TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr. J. G. Underwood, - At the Royal Exchange Auction Mart, on SATURDAY, the 9th day of July, at two o'clock in the afternoon, by order, of the Mort gagee, rpHAT highly cultivated and eligible Farm ? _L the property of Mr. R. Stynes, and now in ! the occupation of Mr. William Saggers, situated J in the Parish of Evandale, with a good frontage ( on the South Esk River. The Farm consists of— ' All those 217 acres of land, situate and being in the Parish of Evandale, and County of Corn- ; wall in Van Diemen's Land, and bounded as follows, that is to say, on the south-west by 7 ? chains and 40 links north westerly along a grant u- John M'Hugh, commencing at the South Esk River, on the north-west by 52 chains and 72 , links along grants originally made to John Porter | and William Fraser and extending to a grant ; originally made to Hugh M'Donald, thence by i 14 ch...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
NEW ZEALAND. The Port Phillip Journals furnish us with New Zealand news to the 23rd of April, our own papers are only down to the 16th. We subjoin a summary of their contents : — A public meeting had been held at Auck land for the purpose of petitioning that the minimum price of land might be reduced to 5s. an acre. The following resolution was adopted by the meeting : — ' That His Ex cellency, on his arrival in this colony, found a very extensive and flourishing trade carried on by the old settlers, but which trade has. been all but annihilated, and the settlers them selves ruined, by the proclamations and subse quent proceedings of His Excellency — throw- ing discredit upon the validity of the titles of the old settlers to their lands, upon the faith of which their credit amongst themselves, and with the mercantile community in other co lonies, depended ; — that the more recently ar rived emmigrants have scarcely less cause of complaint — in so far as the greater part of their ava...
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
CHINA. By the Malcolm, China news to the 22nd February has been received, via Pinang and Singapore, but there had been no occurrences of the least importance. Sir H. Pottinger had arrived at Hong Kong, where he would re main until the arrival of the troops from England, which were expected early m March. In the neighbourhood of Ningpo, several small towns had been occupied by Her Ma jesty's troops j and the Imperial Commis sioners and other high officers residing at Hong-chon'-foo, about one hundred mile? from Ningpo, were so frigibened that they had fled to the city of Soo-chotv, about one liunded miles further to the northward. In notifying what had been done, Sir H. Pottinger re marks, — ' Although these operations are of no moment, considered in a military point of view, vet ihcir moral and political effect is highly' important, and, on that account, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary deems it expedient to make the result of them public.' Con siderable improvements were being made in...
FROM THE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
FXtOni TBS GAZETTE!. FEMALE FACTORY, Lauuceston — Under colo nial sentence )l ; solitary confinement 7; confined by order of the magistrates 86; nursing children 10; sentenced to the wash-tub 9 ; servants, cooks, &c. 5 ; in the hospital 17; women assignable in l.aunceston.4': ditto in the country, 1; ditto per Emma Eugenia, 14; total number of women 207 ; childreu under one year old, 24; ditto under two years, 4; ditto three years, I ; total number of children 29. KOBEKT PEARSON, Superintendent. BRANCH FACTORY, Brickfields.— Number of women assignable for Hobart Town 23 : ditto for the interior 22, total number 47. GEORGE BROOKS, Supmniendent. FEMALE FACTORY, Hobart Toum.-Under colonial sentence 35 ; solitary confinement 46 ; nursing children 6 ; nurses, laundress, servants, cooks, &c. 12; in the sick ward 14; lying-in womeu 4; number in the first class, 40; ditto in the second class 108; ditto ditto third class 136; ditto sentenced to the wash-tub 79; total number o...
COLOR AS INFLUENCING THE HEALTH OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
COLOR AS INFLUENCING THE HEALTH OF AN IMALS AND PLANTS. It is a chemical axiom that black surface not only absorb but part with heat more quickly than the white; and hence the well-known healthier state of black men then white men in hot coun tries, from tbeir dark skins enabled their bodies to be more readily cooled when over-heated by ex ertion, and thus preventing tebrile action ensuing. It is for the same reason that white-haired an imals caunot perform the same amount of labour as dark, even in the cool climate of England ; also, even white feet and hoof's are accounted blemishes, from the greater liability of these to inflammatory disease. Such considerations, how ever, weigh stronger in the Australian colonies, where the temperature is so much greater, conse quently making the working Aalue of dark-haired animals still higher there than in England. But the greater proneness to discease in light than in dark colored animals extends also to vege tables, showing also that they h...
PUBLIC MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
PUBLTC MEETING. The meeting convened by the Sheriff, ac cording to requisition, 'tor (he purpose of per senting an address of congratulation to her Majesty and Prince Albert, on the birth of a Pr.nce of Wales, took place yesterday at ihe Custom House, and was most respeciablv at tended by the principal inhabitants of Hobart lotvn and its vicinity. The business of the meeting was opened by Captain Stvanslon, proposing that ' His Excel lency Sir John Franklin should take the chair,' which was seconded by the Attorney General. His Excellency having taken the chair, after a short but impressive address, in which he stated his delight in participating in the loyalty of those around him, proceeded to the business of the meeting. Tbe Attorney General' moved the second re solution, which was seconded by Captain Moriarty. and Kesolulion. — mat an address ot con gratulation from tbe inhabitants of Van Die men's Land, be presented to Her Majesty upon the birth of the Prince of Wales. The Attor...
BALL AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
BALL AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE. The ball and supper at Government House, in honour of Her Majestj^s Birthday took place on Wednesday evening-Irate' The weather in the morning was unpropitious, raw, cold, and wet; but as the day wore on, the threatening clouds disappeared, and the evening terminated in a sharp and frosty air. ~ The usual preparations ob served upon such occasions were made for the reception and entertainment of the numerous guests who crowded in to do honour to their So vereign, in the person of her Tasmauian repre sentative. A guard of honour of the 51st regi ment lined the entrance.' Soon after nine o'clock the guests arrived in rapid succession, and con tinued to pour in through the ante-chamber to wards the ball-room until the hour of eleven. Dancing commenced early, and was kept up with spirit, in alternate changes from quadrilhng to waltzing, until the harmonious sounds of the band playing 'Oh, the Roast Beef of Old England,' reminded the active and inactive of the d...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
MOW UNPACKING ?-???--. ? ? AT' . ?. ?? MOSS , AND NATHAN'S. AN assortment of Ladies' and Gentlemen's* Boots and Sbpes, Vo i»e Sold toy Private Contract, . A N UNLOCATED ADDITIONAL GRANT A. of 800 Acres. ' P1-yt° MR. J. C. UNDERWOOD. Launceston, April 23, 1842. Australian and Now Zealand Rooms 1 ?'-? '\, ^(established IS36.) ;':? '? :.'?_-.:.? 'i ?..?:: No. 455, WEST STRAND, CHARING CROSS, -j rpHESE ROOMS are established for'tue fol *' ! lowing objects :-r-. To enable parties about to emigrate to obtain that variety of information so desirable, by meet- t ing with, those who, .from, a residence in the Colonies, are enabled to afford such, and to advise others as to their future proceedings. t To furnish tlifi latest and most authentic iutel- t ligence from the Australian Colonies, by means c of files of Newspapers, which are regulary received j from Sydney, Hobart Town, Launceston, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, New Zealand, and also from v the Cape of Good Hope. a To afford the fullest...
INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
INDIA. The Hobart Town Courier has the following paragraph under the above heading The in telligence is said to have been received via India. — ' General Elphinstone, it is scid, made terms with the insurgent chiefs to allow him, with ujc ucupa uiiuei uis I'lillllJJulJU, iv jeuvc v^u bool, which they bad done ; but it was feared they would be cut to pieces before they reached Jellalabad. General Elphinstone, it wns re ported, died of grief and vexation the day the troops commenced their retreat. Sir Robert Sale, who commanded one of the divisions at Candahar, had refused to obey General Elpin stone's order to reiiie from bis position, and had determined to hold out while he , had a man that could stand to his colours.. . -
NEW ZEALAND—April 7. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
NEW ZEALAND— April 1. Ale, in 'bottle, per dozen,. I3s.; Bread, per 21b. loaf fld; j Brandy,-fireH]ualily, per gallon in bond, 6s. to 9s. ; Flour. 1st quality, per ton o? 2000 lbs. £30 to £33; 2nd ditto, £25 ; Mutton, carcase per lb. 9d. to 1 Id. ; Oil. black, in cask, per ton, £15; Sperm, £75; Pork, fresh, carcase perlb. id. ; Potatoes,, New Zealand, per ton, £5to£8t dttum. P;«.F.,-pergallon, I in bond, 4s. *- 5s. .; Soap, Hawes's, London, per ion, £40 ; Scant ling, per.'lOO feet, 18s. to £l ; Shingles, per. 1000, H. 4. II. 7s.; ditto, V. D. L. 21. 5s.; Tar, coal, II 5s.; Tobacco, nearohead, per lb. Is. 8d. ; Whalebone, per ton B51. to 190). s Wjne, Sherry, per pipe, 281. to 40L 8 ditto, per dozen, 11. 4s. to 21. j Cows, milch, 201. to 301. i Mares/ brood, 601. to SOL ; Sheep, each, 11. 8s. oii'ioi. ?-.:???? ,...-,?
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
PORT PHILLIP. The latest papers from Pott. Phillip are of the 4th instant. The dinner to the gallant captors of llie bushrangers toak place on the 29ih o( May. Some dissatisfaction had been created, in consequence of ihe Stewards having excluded the toast of ' the Press,' as beinj,' of a political nature. The Editors of the different journals felt themselves insulted, and addressed the following letter to the gentlemen in honor of whose conduct the dinner was given : — To Messrs. Snodgrass, Fowler, Gourlay, Chamberlain, and Thompson, Melbourne, 25lh May, 1842. (tkntlehek — As the ubsence of every one connected with the Melbourne I'r.ss. I rum the dinner to be given to you to-morrow by your fellow-colonists, cannot fail to be observed and commented upon, we are desirous that our absence should not be considered as indicating any want of respect for you, or any disinclination to join in a tribute we tbiuk you have well deserved. We feel it due to ourselves, however, as the representat...
LAUNCESTON PRICE CURRENT. OCRRECTED TO JUNE 9, 1842, [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
l.fl.VW JJESTON PaiCB CURB.ENT. OCRltEOTED.TO l JUNES, 1842, ? ; Wholesale. Retail. -Alb . , ?. ;. . £ s. d. £ s. d. Elliott's... „. .ner.hhd. 5 0 0 5 10 0 Ind and Smith.. ' 5 0 0 5 10 0 BottLed— ? Dunbar's ? perdoz. Oil 0 0 12 0 Taylor's and others ' 0 10 0 0 11 G Beer — Porter. Taylor's.per hhd. 5 0 0 COO Elliott's ? ' 4 0 0 4 15 0 Trueman's ? ' 450 550 Hoare's ? ' 4 0 0 4 16 0 Bottled — Dunbar's ? ;per doz. 0 110 0 12 0 Taylor's and others ' 0 10 0 0 11 0 Spibits — Brandy ? .per gall. 0 6 0 0 6 0 Rum, proof B.P. ' 0 4 0 0 4 0 Hollands, in wood pale.. duty paid, 4-gall. cases 4 0 0 4 10 0 Fun its— Currants, Zante, per lb. 0 0 8 0 0 10 Raisins, Muscatel ' 0 0 8 ' 0 0 10 Sinvrnn -( Cape ? ' 0 0 6 0 0 7 Wines.. Sherry, wood., .per pipe 45 0 0 0 0 0 Bottled., per doz. 1 12 0 0 0 0 Port, wood .... .per pipe Bottled...per doz. 1 15 0 0 0 0 Tea — Hyson Skin. .. per chest 8 10 0 10 0 0 Hyson ? « 12 0 0 15 0 0 Bohea ? ' Congou ? ' 10 0 0 12 0 0 Souchong ? ' 12 0 0 14 0 0 Pekoe ? « Gunpowde...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 June 1842
MARRIED.—By Special License, at Merrion, on &nbsp; &nbsp; the 7th instant, by the Reverend John Walker, THOMAS BARRY ALEXANDER, ESQ., eldest son of Thomas Alexander, Esq., of Her Majesty's Ordnance, Mauritius, to FANNY, fourth dau- ghter of GEORGE MEARA, ESQ., West Tamar. BIRTHS.—At Westbury on the 6th instant, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; MRS. PEYTON JONES, of a Son. At her residence, in the Barracks, on Sunday last, &nbsp; the lady of Colonel Elliott, K. O. L. I. commanding the troops in Van Diemen's Land, of a daughter.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 June 1842
FEMALE. FACTORY, Launcetton— Under colo. nial sentence 1 1 ; solitary confinement 9; confined by order of the magistrates 77 ; nursing -children 10; sentenced to the wash-tub 9 ; servants, cooks, &c. S ; in the hospital 18; women assignable in Launceston 65; ditto in the country, 2 ; total number of women 196, children under one year old, 24; ditto under two years, 3; ditto three years, 1 ; total number of children -26. . HOBEKT PEARSON, Superintendent: