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ENGLISH. TRANSPORTATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 20 October 1840
ENGLISH. TRANSPORTATION. Unless it is contended that a system of punishments can be dispensed with entirely-or that punishments are not to be ad- justed as nearly as possible to the degrees of crime-we cannot conceive how it should be proposed to abolish a description of punishment which has certainly something terrible and solemn about it, and which, whatever may be said, is felt as one of great and signal severity, without being liable to the sort of compassionate periodical agitation which could not fail to attend imprisonment for life on our own shores, and would excite hopes that the sentence could never be executed, as we believe it never would, and we are not certain it ever ought to be. But what will you do without some punishment to replace the ter rors of transportation ? The age is averse to all corporal punishment even to a degree of fastidiousness. There is no security that simple imprisonment can be enough protracted to be equally terrible ; and it is probable that if ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 20 October 1840
SHIPPING. &nbsp; &nbsp; FOR LONDON.- The very fine fast-sailing A 1 British-built bark MARY HAY, A. D. VOLUM, &nbsp; ".ander, is now loading, and will be despatched for the "bowport t,,c first weck in 0ctober' havi"g a11 her carß° ready for shipment. For passage only, having very superior cabin accommoda- tions, apply to the Captain on board ; Askin Morrison, Esq. ; &nbsp; or New Wharf, August 21. KERR, ALEXANDER, & Co. FOR LONDON.-The fine fast-sailing first-class hark WEST INDIAN, 327 tons, C. MACAR- THUR muster, is laid on for the above port, and having UP crcalcst part of her cargo engaged, will sail in ali ri> ember* 1ms verY superior accommodation for passen ,M 1'or'frcight or passage apply to the Commander on Üü0!d Wl'S, October 14. W.1»I Ona. WANTED, Three COMPOSITORS, to whom liberal wages and constant employment will be given. Annly t" thc ?l'mXcr- , ,, Courier Oftice, September li._- , .. , ' WANTED, in a Clergyman's Family resid...
COLONIAL PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 20 October 1840
COLONIAL PltlíSS: THE COUNCIL.-Tn consequence of the adjournment of the Council, nothing has been decided as to the Bothwell Church question, or the Road Act. The latter, it is understood, will be read a third time on the 31 st. The former ought never to be read again. It is one of those proceedings which tend to- bring into disrepute, every- thing like religion. The Government should have said : " Gentlemen of the Scotch Church, we are glad to observe so great a desire expressed on your part, to maintain a minister, and a respectable place of worship, after the fashion of your faith and country. We have no doubt but Ihut the property in this particular church (Bothwell) is more justly vested in the Episcopalian than in the Presbyterian interests ; but this point we give up, in order that you may have afforded to you by the Government, every facility for religious instruction, and also in order -to avoid the possibility of the two churches being brought before the world in collision...
THE COURIER. Strenue at Prospere. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 20 October 1840
THE COURIER. fttrçnuc et Çrogprre. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20. MR. WOOD, in his letter to us of last week, lias overlooked one important fact which we have over nnd over again endeavoured to impress upon his at- tention, as decisive of the question at issue, namely, that the power of the Lieutenant-Governor was exercised in .the case of Woolley, not against the opinion of the Bench-which tried and acquitted the man, as it then seemed, on the score of there not being legal evidence sufficient to establish his guilt, at the same time that there existed a moral certainty of his having acted from malicious motives-but be- cause the Police Magistrate apparently acquiesced in the inferences and statements contained in Mr. O'Connor's letter, fcyvteturning it without other com- ment than the evidejftè adduced upon the trial, whereby the matter was leftTto the discretion of the Lieu- tenant-Governor, who, upon a full review of the case, was of opinion that n* man was guilty, and senten...
SANDWICH ISLANDS. From the Honolulu "Polynesian" Weekly Newspaper, 4th to 25th July. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
SANDWICH ISLANDS. From the Honolulu " Polynesian" Weekly Newspaper, 4th to 25th July. ' The 4th of July was celebrated by a large number of the I American residents here, who gave a dinner at the house of I Haallilio, in the valley of Manoa. The King and his suite, with many other invited guests, were present. The party left town together, forming a strong cavalcade, and as they rode across the plain, presented a gay and cheerful appearance. The dinner was cooked in a native style, and the manner of par- taking nearly so. The dishes were placed upon mats upon the floor, and the party arranged themselves around this primitive table in such attitudes as best suited their case or convenience. Many toasts were drank, and the festivities were enlivened by a variety of fine songs. Nothing occurred to interrupt the har- mony of the scene, and although not confined exclusively to Americans, every one appeared to be united in the celebration of the day. Salutes were fired at morning, noon, a...
ENGLISH. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
ENGLISH. The man Gould, who was taken out of Hie ship Mary \ Catherine, at Gravesend, when about coming to this Colony, j had been tried as nu accessary to the murder of Mr. ! Templeman, found guilty, and sentenced to transportation for life. The French Valet to Lord William Russell had also been found guilty of the murder of that nobleman, ¡ and was ordered for execution on the 22nd June. , Lord Morpeth has appointed Mr. Arthur Helps to be his I Private Secretary, in the place of Mr. Norman Macdonald. Mr. Helps was for some time Private Secretary to the late Chancellor of the Exchequer, and is now a Commis- sioner of French claims, which commission is about to expire. j Distress of the most appalling character is to be met willi all over the South of Ireland. In Kanturk, the poor arc said to be dying by the rond side for want of food. In the Queen's County, meetings have been held in varions places to adopt measures to alleviate the distress. In Ennis, on Thursday evening, some rio...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
SYDNEY. Public Money.-We stated in a late number, that the Gover- nor had given notice to the banks of his intention to demand seven per cent, interest for the public money lodged in the dif- ferent banks in the town ; this was a mistake : five per cent. is the rate of interest which His Excellency requires, and which we are informed is obtained by Sir John Franklin for the Van Diemen's Land public money. Whait for Government.-The Government has, we learn, exclusively for the use of its respective establishments, pur- chased a sufficient quantity of wheat to fill the whole of.the Siloes at Cockatoo Island. The Weather_The weather in and about Sydney still con- tinues favourable for the coming harvest. It has been very warm during noon for these some days past. We most sin- cerely hope, for the sake of all classes, that we shall not be de- ceived in our anticipations of a favourable harvest. > Growth of HW.-This colony is likely to find-a rival in «io growth of wool in the Cnpe of...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
TO ADVERTISERS. This Journal is published every TUESDAY and FRIDAT. Adver- tisements intended for the Tuesday's edition should be sent to the Courier Office by one o'clock on Monday; and if for Friday, by one o'clock on Thursday. Parties should also notify the number of insertions required. Advertisements sent without such instructions will be inserted three times.
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
NEW ZEALAND. We witnessed on Saturday last with much satisfaction the arrival of the Cosmopolite, a French whaler. It is the first whaling vessel which has resorted to Port Nicholson to refresh. She belongs to Havre, has been out thirteen months, and has 2,300 barrels black oil and 7 tons of whalebone. A few months hence we hope we shall be enabled to supply the wants of transient ships in (hu most ample manner. We understand the commander declares this to be one of the finest ports in New Zealand, and that if the whaling vessels were acquainted with it, they would resort to it generally in preference to proceed to the Ray of Islands.-¿Yew Zealand Guzette, Sep- tember 5. Three days after the arrival of the Britomart at Banks' Peninsula, the French frigate L'Aube, Commodore La vand, arrived, and two days later the French whaler Compte de Paris made her appearance, having ou board fifty agricultural emigrants, and sundry supplies for the new settlement. Among these were several large ...
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE, Hobart Town, October 6, 1840. WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE, Hobart Town, October '6, 1840. WllEAt. Notice.-The Commissariat Stores at Hobart Town and Launceston will not be open for the reception of wheat, (in terms of the advertisement from this office, under date of the 12th August last,) after Saturday, the 10th instant inclusive. From that dntc wheat will be received at the rate of 7s Cd per bushel of 641bs, until further notice. GEORGE MACLEAN, A.C.G.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE, Campbell-street. TO-MORROW, the 24th instant, will be performed &nbsp; the interesting Melodrama of THE INCHCAPE HELL, or THE DUMB SAILOR BOY. Becky Butterfly, Mrs. Clarke ; who will sing the Ballad of 'I should very much like &nbsp; to know.' To conclude with (for the' first time) the Petite Opera of JESSIE THE FLOWER OF DUNBLA.INE, or WEEL MAY THE KEEL ROW. Lord Dunblaine, (with &nbsp; the original song of ' Jessie the Flower of Dunblaine') Mr. , Falchon ; Jessie, Mrs. Clarke ; with the original songs of | ' Weet may the keel row," ' Auld Robin Gray,' and ' A Highland lad my love was born.' On MONDAY, the 25th instant, the Comic Drama, from the pen of S. Lovell, Esq., entitled THE WHITE HORSE OF THE PEPPERS, or THE CASTLE OF BALLY. GARTH. After which, Mr. Smith will dance a Double Hornpipe, for himself and partner. To conclude with the favourite Melodrama of THE NEGRO OF WAPPING, or THE BOAT-BUILDER'S HOVEL. ARTHUR FALCHON, Stage Man...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OP HOBART TOWN. Arrivait_October 20-the brig Lord Hobart, 160 tons, M'Coy, from the South Seas, with oil and bone. 21- the bark Sir George Arthur, 387 tons, M'Killar, from Sydney, with a. gauoral cargo-passengers, Mr. Potchey, Cap- tain Millett, Mr. and Mrs. Meredith, child, and servant, Lieu- tenant Somerset, lady, and servante, Mrs. Forster and child, Mr. Jeffrey, Mr. Halton and wife, John Garrett, J. Hurst. 22-the bark Clarinda, 246 tons, Godby, from London, 27th Way, with a general cargo-passenger, P. Conolly. Departures_October 21-the schooner Flying Squirrel, 80 tons, for Port Phillip, with sundries. 21-the schooner Lillias, 93 tons, Smith, for Port Phillip, with sundries. 21-the schooner Bandicoot, 66 tons, Griffith, from Port Phillip, with sundries. PORT OF LAUNCESTON. Arrivais.-OctoberlS-the schooner Industry, Mnrray.arrived from Port Phillip, and landed passengers at George Town, after a run of 22 hours, and proceeded to the Mersey. 19-the cutte...
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Monday, October 19. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Movdat/, October 19. Six persons were fined 5s. for drunkenness. Richard llrethrrton, charged by constable Masson with being on Mr, Wilkinson's premises on Saturday night, under suspicions circumstances ; sentenced to three months' hard labour on the roads. Donald Carrie, free hired servant to Mr. Sutherland, charged with being drunk and insolent to his master j three days' tread wheel. John Gardiner, assigned tu Mr. Short, charged with being drunk and disorderly ; six months' hard labour ua the roads. John Harper, a seaman belonging lo the barque Tuscan, was charged with belüg absent from his duty ; three days' treadwheel. Tuesday, October 20. Seven persons fined 5s. each for drunkenness. Several assigned serrants were sentenced to hard labour on the roads and treadwheel for drunkenness and neglect of duty. Michael Sullivan, a constable, was brought up to answer the charge of being absent from barracks and assaulting a messenger; forty-eight hours in a ce...
THE COURIER. St[?] [?]t Prospere. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
THE COURIER. Strcnue et ÎJrosperc. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23. AT the request of several parties we this week publish the first part, being the oral portion, of the evidence taken on the Bothwell Church case. The documentary evidence we shall continue in our next number ; and after the perusal of the whole, we so- lemnly appeal to the understanding of any man in the colony, whose judgment is not warped by preju- dice or passion, whether a more dishonest case on the part of those complaining against the Bill before the Legislative Council, has ever yet been urged at the bar of any legislative body. With the coolest effrontery in the world we were told of £690 ex- pended upon this building; and upon what foundation does such an assumption rest ? Upon the surmise of Mr. Garrett, in juxta-position with which we beg to put the evidence of the contractor of the building itself. Then as to " the Call," and « the Presby- terian minister," it is sufficient to say that the Pres- byterian...
WOOL. London, June 17, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
WOOL. London, June 17,1840. . -, C: You will, on inspection of the catalogues sent BIB iT' i'ee *',at R '?""""c''011 MM taken place in our niaiket, which was anticipated, in consequence of the very J¡1r*ised slate of trade in the manufacturing districts jnich has existed fur some lime, ono greBt cause being l«e almost total absence of the usual extensive American spring orders. The decline in the price of German wool of this season has beeu considerable,-quantities from 2^. fid. per lb. and upwards having suffered nt least a fall of 20 per cent., the lower descriptions not so much ; this fact has also contributed to effect the fall in our colonial wool of about 3d. per lb. in the average. " We think it well to remind you these sales did not consist of the prime marks, and were composed princi- pally of the remains of last' year's wool ; there was, how- ever, one favourite murk from Van Diemen'« Lund, viz : lîisdec, and you will perceive the lambs' wool sold enor- mously high, much b...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
BIRTH-On the 17th instant, at Launceston, the Lady of Philip Oakden, Esq., of a Son. &nbsp; Died-On Monday evening last, Mr. Joseph Howell, Wine Merchant, of Elizabeth-street, Launceston. On Saturday evening last, Rebecca, youngest daughter of the late Evan Henry Thomas, Esq., of Cameron-street, Laun- ceston. On Tuesday last, at his lodgings in Charles-street, Launceston, Mr. Theophilus Sprenny, recently arrived from South Aus- tralia. This morning, Major James Butler, K.H., Major of Brigade in this colony, and late of the 40th regiment. MARRIED- Yesterday, by special license, bv the Rev. W. Bed- ford, at St. David's Church, Mr. James Walters, of this Town, to Anne, third daughter of Mr. John Walker, of Kensington, Middlesex.
LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 October 1840
LOCAL. Lady Franklin's 'at home' on Wednesday evening, &nbsp; went off with considerable eclat. The company was rather select than numerous, and enjoyed a very pleasant evening. The party separated about one o'clock. The preparations for the ball and supper to be given to the officers of H.M.S. Terror and Erebus, are proceeding with great vigour. The committee are indefatigable. Mr. Hugh Cassidy'« estate of 1400 acres, at the Old Beach, was sold by auction, by Mr. T. Y. Lowes, on Monday last, for £4000. Mr. Daniel O'Connor was the purchaser. An accident, which was very nearly productivo of the most serious results, happened io Lieutenants Baker and Carey on Monday last. These gentle- men wera driving a young and spirited horse in harness, which had not been thoroughly broken in. As they were passing out of the barracks, the animal took fright between the two wings of the soldiers' quarters, and (lashed off with fearful velocity into the barrack pquare. Mr. Carey, who ' handl...