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Ship Mails [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
sW Mails To A DEL A I DE, per Will Watch, on Monday, the 18th instant. To BOM BAY and for ENGLAND, via Bombay, per Orkanna, on Monday, 18th instant. Parties availing themselves of this opportunity of forwarding letters to England, are informed, that they must pay an addi tional penny on such letters, to be accounted for to the Postmaster-general at Bombay. It is also very, desirable that the letters should be marked via Fal mouth or Marseilles, as in the absence of any such notification, they arc invariably forwarded via Mar seilles, which entails a greater amount of postage, in England by the parlies to whom they may be ad dressed- To LONDON, via Hobart Town, per Matilda, on Thursday, 28th instant. St. John E. Biiowne, Postmaster.
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, JULY 18. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY. JULY 18. We have extracted from a London Journal an abstract of Lord Brougham's Local Court Bill ; it contains hints which may be of service in framing the new Bill for extending the juris diction of our Courts of Request. Lord Brougham's measuie is exceedingly compro-^ hensive, and we hope, that as far as the circum stances of the Colony will permit, (he Bill about to be introduced here, will partake of the same spirit of liberality. Even, admitting that cheap law is an encouragement to litigation, would it not be far preferable to the present stale of affairs, under which many are constantly prevented from obtaining their just clairns, through fear of hazarding (he consequences of a suit in the Supreme Conn ? This is the ob ject of the Bill prepared, by his Lordship, which in a great measure will supercede the common taunt, that in England there is one law for the rich and another for the poor. The Gazette contains a draft of the proposed act for am...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. rpHE FIFTH LECTURE will be delivered in -??? the Lecture Room, Cameron Street, on TUESDAY EVENING NEXT, July 19th, at seven o'clock, by the REV. MR. GARRETTj Subject — The infinite variety which charactizes every department of the material world. The public will be admitted upon payment of one shilling each — children sixpence. Members are informed, that the Second Quar ter's Subscription became due on the 1st July. It is requested that, those to whom it may be convenient, will pay the remaining portion of their year's subscription in advance, in order that a und may be raised, to purchase apparatus, books, &c, which will have to be procured from England. T. J. CONNOR - ™ -- V. W. G1BLIN J Hon- Secs July 13. Campbell Town Assembly Rooms. A General Meeting of the Shareholders will be held at the above Rooms, on Tuesday the 2nd day of August next, at twelve o'clock precisely The Committse particularly requestafull attend ance in order to receive a report ...
AFFAIRS OF INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
AFFAIRS OF INDIA. The following powerfully written article is from the London Times. We have seldom read a more eloquent production, even in that Journal — Few of our readers can remember so heavy, none, pro bably, so terrible, a reverse to English arms. And for all we have to thank ourselves. We might have had these proud and independent tribes as friends— we pre ferred to have them for slaves. We might have allied ourselves with the ruler whom they have chosen — we preferred to set over them a debauched and sanguinary tyrant of our own. We might have compelled our creature to rule them with equity and leniency — we chose to tyrannieo over and insult them. And why all this? Why was it that this advance into a conntry which bad not invited our help or our inter ference? To quell predatory habits ? To secure free passage to merchandise? To defend an ally? To punish aggression ? Nothing of the sort. It was to meet the advance of Russian influence. Russia was in triguing in Persia, was...
FROM THE HOBART TOWN GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
FROM THE HOBARTTOWN GAZETTE. FEMALE FACTORY, Hobart Toiwi.-Under colonial sentence 33; solitary confinement 4f- ; nursing children 10 ; nurses, laundress, servants, cooks, &c. 12; in the sick ward 17 ; lying-in women 7 ; number in the first class, 50 ; ditto in the second class 1 14 ; ditto ditto third class 146; ditto sentenced to tbe wash-tub 76; total number of women 511 ; children under one year of age, 10; ditto ditto two years, 1; total number of children, 11. JOHN HUTCH IN SON, Superintendent. FEMALE FACTORY, Launceston.— Under colo nial sentence II ; solitary confinement 10; confined by order of the magistrates 90; nursing children 10; sentenced to the wash-tub 9 ; servants, cooks, &c. 5 ; in the hospital 19; women assignable in Launceston 49 ; ditto in the country, 2; total number of women 208; children under one year old, 25; ditto under two years, 2; ditto three yean, 1 ; total number of children 28. ROBERT PEARSON, Superintendent BRANCH FACTORY, Brickfiel...
Launceston Shipping List. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
Uaunrcsston SIjiflpiHB V.M. ARRIVALS. Ju'yll —Schooner mil H'atclt, 63 tons, Harding, master, from Port Adelaide ; (j. & F. Fisher, agents. 20 barn-Is pork, 1 keg cheese, 1 box- tin, 1 bundle bags Emmett. , July 12 — Urig Fox, 103 tons, Irvine, master, from Melbourne ; J. Griffiths, agent. 500 sheep, J. Griffiths; 2(1 bales wool, order. Passengers, — Mrs. Irving, K. Daniels July 14. — ISarque Socrates, 152 tons, Grant, master, from Sydney ; J. Griffiths, agent, 160 tons coals, J. Griffith's. DEPARTURES. July 9.— Brig Phantom, U2tons, Milter, master, for Singapore; Connolly & Co., sgenls. July II. — Schooner Sir John Franhlin, 52 tons, Jenkins master, for Port Phillip ; G. & F. Fisher, agent. Pas sengers, — Mr. Lewis, Henry Shcrwin, Oliver Swan, William Limcr. Ju\y 16. —Schooner Dasty Miller, 90 tons, Sanders, master, for Port Phillip ; J. Guillan, agent. Passengers, Edward Carter, Edward Williams, Mrs. Saunders. IMPORTS. Vessels reported itiwards duringthe wc...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
- . — -1— ZryYiELauneeston Courier will lie published every X Monday mqrning and despatched by that days post to all parts of the country. It will contain a summary of- all the important notices in the Gazette of the preceding Saturday. The terms ,of subscription are 6s. 6d. per quarter, payable XS advance, single numbers 6d. NOTICE . ? All Communications intended for insertion in this Journal must be ad dressed 'To the Editor of the Launceston Courier 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 otherwise they, will not be inserted, as no accounts will for the future be opened for non-subscribers, The Lmtnceston Courier affords a very desirable medium for advertising,- since all advertisements published thereiiyare gratuitously inserted in the Launceston, Advertiser, an arrangement which of fers great advan...
FROM HARDY'S SHIPPING LIST. FOR LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
FROM HARDY'S SHIPPING LIST. FOR LAUNCESTON. March 5 —Ocean Queen, 290 tons, Thomas Harrington. ,i 26. — Adelaide, 258 tons, George 'Dryden. FOH UOSAUT TOWN. Vub. 28 ? Haidee, 300 tons, John Marshall. March 15.— Jane Blain, 3(iO tons, Robert Reid. „ 10.— Sultan, 400 tons, Robert Muir. FOH VAN DIEMEK'S LAND. Feb. 28. — Candahar, 642 tons, John D. Ridley. March 10. — Isabella Watson, 453 tons, James M'Donald. „ 12.— Surrey, 461 tons, Benjamin Baynton. „ 15.— Hope, 377 tons, John Goss. 20 ? Royal Admiral, 414 tons, George Weaklier. „ 25. — lilphinstone, 444 tons, Thomas Frcmlin. „ 31. — Susan, 572 tons, Henry Ncatby.
Hobart Town Shipping. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
Hobart Town Shinpinq. July 5 — Arrived the barque Eden, 522 tons, Jones master, from Woolwich March 22, with 275 male prison ? ore— Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Neil. The guard consists of Lieutenant Gordon 99th Rcgl., and twenty nine rank and file, with four women and three children. July 8. — Sailed the baique Sovereign, for Launceston, with sundries. July 9 ? Arrived the ship Addison, 426 tons, J. West master, from New Bedford the 3rd June 1841, with 500 barrels sperm oil. Jaily 9 ? Arrived the brig Diana, from Twofold Hay with a general .cargo. July 10.— Arrived the barque Cheviot, 252 tons, Young master, from London the 22nd February, with a general cargo. July 10. — Sailed the barque Carnarvon, on a whaling voyage. July 11.— Arrived the schooner Lillais, from Port Phillip, with 200 sheep. July 11.— Arrived the brig Maguasha, from Sydney, with coals, &c. July 11 — Sailed the brig Sir John Byng, for Sydney with sundries.
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
MISCELLANEOUS. Jonathisms. — As a proof of the hardness of the times, there's a man at Ohio who only kills half a pi-j at a time. — Punch. An epicure, down East, has his game dressed so high that he is obliged to get out of his garret window to eat it. — Ibid. on necromancy, is the following quaint passage : — ' Question — How to raise the devil ? Answer — Contradiot your wife.' It's getting dark, as the man said after he had got a box in the eye. Why is a female who sells her trinkets like a fisherwoman ? Because she vends her rinqs ! A writer on school discipline says : — ' Without a liberal use of the rod, it is impossible to make boys smart.' Ominous Announcement. — Amongst the announcements in the advertising columns of a provincial contemporary appeared the following; — ' Important to Publicans. — The Lord John Russelrs Head to be let; unfurnished, with other advantages.' A Toabt. — At the time of the peace of Ameins the Lord Mayor and Coporation of London gave a grand dinner ...
CUSTOMS OF OLD COLONISTS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
CUSTOMS OP OLD COLONISTS. We have been highly amused, and so, we have no doubt, will our readers be, with the following translation of an extract from a Parisian paper, called the Audience of September 13th, 184J. It is published under the head of Proceedings op Foreign Tribunals; Criminal Court op Botakv Bay, (English Possession); from the private correspondence of the Audience: A MARRIAGE OF BLOOD. ''William Sadler, accused and convicted of having assassinated his master, 1829, had obtained commutation of sentence, and had been sent to Botany Bay to end his days. Every body knows that this is the place of transportation of the En glish. Sadler had killed Smithson, his master, for love of Mistress Charlotte, the wife of his victim : — she alone had driven him to the crime — it was her alone, like Lady Macbeth, in Shaks pere's tragedy, who had provided the weapon, held the candle while he stabbed Smithson, and who washed his hands, all dripping with blood. ' This participation in th...
LOCAL JURISDICTION—LORD BROUGHAM'S BILL. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
LOCAL JURISDICTION ? LOUD BIIOUGIIAM'S BILL. Lord Brougham's bill ' for establishing1 Courts of Local Jurisdiction' has just been printed for the use of parliament ; and, as this proposed measure would have a very extensive effect in altering the present law system throughout the country — its object being to afford means ' to the people of this realm of having their suits tried as sueedilv and as near to their own homes as mav be, whereby expense, vexation, and delay may be avoided,' a short abstract may not be unacceptable to the public. ' The constitution of the local court' is the subject of the first fourteen clauses. A judge in ordinary is to be appointed for each district, with a registrar, clerk, and other officers. The judge is not to be rcmoveable, and the regis trar is to hold his office during good behaviour. The court is to be a court of record, and the judge thereof op qfficio a justice of the peace. All the functionaries are to be paid by salary alone, the I courts of...
THE CAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
THE CAPE. The latest Cape papers contain very unfavor able accounts of the state of tlie Eastern Fron tier. It was feared thai the Caflres contem plated another extensive inroad into the colony. We extract from the Graham's Town Journal: ll liub ueuu uur euueavuur lu ubuuimui lrum every possible source, on which we place dependence, the actual state of the country on our holder, and the grounds there arc for that apprehension which is gene rally felt on the frontier, of another extensive inroad of the Cutters into the colony. The Cullers have been ripe for mischief— and nothing but the occurrence of some fortuitous circumstances amongbt themselves, have diverted them from again lighting up a flame of discord along the whole lenglb of the Caller boundary. From respectable persons, residing in (lie several localities to which they refer, we have received communications from which we make the following esrracis : — ' Mancazana, April 11. ' The whole of Mancanzana and upper Koi up, is i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
SALES BY AUCTIOM. For the benefit of those concerned. TO BE SOLD BY~PUBLIC AUCTION, By TXv. B. Francis, At his Rooms, on MONDAY, the 18th July, at one o'clock precisely, NO. 1 to 5. FIVE CASES PLATE GLASS varying from C x 4, to 24 x 14. Terms : — Under £30, cash ; above that sum, an approved endorsed bill, at 3 months. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr. B. Francis, At his General Sale, on MONDAY, the 18th July, at one o'clock, 1 HO BOXES superior table and bloom raisins J.UU 20 toilet glasses Terms at Sale. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By SZr. B. Francis, At bis General Sale, on MONDAY, the 18th July, at one o'clock, to close accounts, FORTY BOXES SOAP 20 ditto cigars C cases superior sherry 6 ditto port 16 casks bottled ale 3 hogsheads brandy 5 pieces cloth Teiuis : — Under £25, cash ; above that sum an approved endorsed bill at three months. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr. B. Francis, At his Rooms, on MONDAY, the 18th July, at one o'clock, ONE BALE GUNNY BAGS 1 cask cut de...
WEST INDIA SUGAR TRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
WEST INDIA SUGAR TRADE. Mr, Grantley Berkeley put a string of questions to Lord Stanley, in the House of Commons, rela tive to the above subject — First, whether theGovernment were aware that the present cost of making a hogshead of sugar was greater than the value of the hogshead of sugar when made? Secondly, whether the Go vernment were aware that there at present existed facilities in the Colonies, where an agent is dis posed to be dishonest, of defeating the registration system ? And lastly, whether they had come to any decision respecting the question of the impor tation of labour mto the Colonies? Lord Stanley replied — With respect to the first question, he believed that it was the case in British Guiana, though not in the West India Colonies generally, that the cost of production in the past year had exceeded the value of the sugar produced. He was aware that in the colony of Demerara, a highly respect able body of merchants had held a meeting, and passed a. resolution to th...
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
CHINA. The followingarethe only scraps of intelligence from the seat of war in China, received by the Terror. Trade is still carried on, as heretofore, that is, with considerable disadvantage to tbe foreign merchants, who complain bitterly of the uncertain state of affairs, which subjects them not only to the impositions of the Chinese, but great loss of time, from the difficulty of getting the teas out of the hands of the holders. An advance by the British troops, on tlie Im perial City of Pefcin, was iu contemplation. -In the province of Chekeang, several comparatively unimportant towns had been temporarily occu pied by tbe forces, but no grand movement was contemplated for some weeks after the date of the last news from the seat of active hostilities. Macao, 3rd March, 1842. Dear Sir, — We have little to communicate on the state of our market, since the 7th ultimo, the date of our last circular. Trade at Canton continues free from interruption, but owing to the Chinese holidays t...
IMMIGRATION AT SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 18 July 1842
IMMIGRATION AT SYDNEY. We have already intimated the very great pleasure with which we have perused Mr. Merewether's ' Report on Immigration for the year 1841.' With the distinctness and preci sion requisite to a well drawn paper of business, it unites that felicitous choice of words, and that tasteful structure of sentences, of which papers of business can but too seldom boast. The facts are judiciously distributed, arranged with admirable clearness, and commented upon in a manner so terse, lucid, and practical, that the reader becomes master of tbe subject without an effort. This is the perfection of official writing — indeed, of all writing. j The extent and urgency of the demand for labour in this country, and the comfortable re muneration which the labourers receive, arc established in Mr. Merewether's Report beyond all contradiction. Although the number of immigrants who arrived last year was so large, being no less than 23,200, there remained in the Immigrant Barracks, ou the...