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ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. Mr. A. Dodds, at the sale yards, East Mait- land, at twelve, brood mares and foals, colts and fillies. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at the yards opposite the Rose Inn, at twelve, horses, cattle, &c. Mr. James Solomon, at the Rose Inn, at twelve, lucerne hay. | WEDNESDAY. Mr. G. Wilkinson, at Brinkburne, near Gres- ford, at one, dairy cows, heifers, steers, bulls, brood mares, horses, and mixed herd. THURSDAY. Mr. James Solomon, at the Horse Bazaar, at I one, horses, cattle, and other property.
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
IMPOÜNDINGS. At West Maitland, by Mr. Hudson, April 6th -A black or brown filly, long tail, branded on the ribs off side V, like dagger over, on ribs near side 65, damages 5s. ; a brown or black horse, long tail, branded on the near shoulder JF or IF, damages 5s. April 9th, from Dunmore A strawberry poley heifer, ears red, branded on the rump off side JF, 4 under ; a red or brindle sided heifer, back and belly white, branded on the off rump JF, 4 under; damages 6d each. If not duly released will be sold. JOHN LEDSAM, Poundfceeper. At East Maitland, April 8tb, by Mr. George Hill-A red sided worked ball, white back, belly, tail, and spots on neck and thigh, gray face, short horns, hole in and top off near ear, branded on off thigh F, on shoulder same side 8 or g. If not duly released, will be sold. JOHN SHEEHAN, Poundkeeper.
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
PORT PHIXUP. LAKE HINDMARSH.-A party of gentlemen, lately proceeded in the direction of the locality assigned by the gentlemen who first disvovered Lake Hindmarsh as the position of that lake,, but the existence of which has been since doubted, and there they were agreeably surprised to behold an immense sheet of fresh water, and an extensive tract of fine country running back from its shores in all directions. The lake is about north-west from Portland, near the Murray, and far within the South Australian territory. 'AU accounts confirm the belief that instead of a barren desert, as has been supposed,, lying on ~the eastern boundaries of South Australia, ä fine country remains to be explored. -Portland* Mercury.
MORPETH SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
MORPETH SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. APRIL 5.-Mary Ann, cutter, Cameron, master, left Sydney, April 3rd. Manifest-13 bags salt, 1 large hogshead hardware, 1 barrel vinegar, 1 barrel tar, 12 bundles hoop iron, 5 cases brandy, L. Potts and Co. 6.-George, Morgan, master, left Sydney 3rd April. Manifest-2 cases cross-cut saws, 1062 bars iron, 70 bundles rod iron, 10 bundles sheet iron, 4 large hogsheads sundries, 6 small hogs- heads sundries, 5 cases sundries, 2 copper boilers, 20 boxes tin, 2 bales sundries, 3 large black- smith's bellows, E. P. Capper. 7.-Rosalind, Taylor, master, left Port Ste- phens April 4th. Manifest-50 bags salt, J. King. 8.- Young Queen, cutter, Raile, master, left Sydney April 6th. Manifest-2 crates earthen- ware, 1 case soft goods, J. ,Rickards ; 8 bundles nail rod iron, 6 cart boxes, 1 case sundries, L. Potts and Co. ; 6 bags salt, Dockerty, Paterson ; 3 coils rope, J. S. Hill, Paterson. 8.-Eliza Ann, schooner, Hunter, master, left Sydney April 6th. Manifest-67 bag...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks, storekeeper Cassilis, Mr. James Piper Dungog, Mr. Thomas Abbott Hinton, Mr. Robert Hon«hold, postmaster Jerry's Plains, Mr. J. J. Harpur, postmaster Merton, Mr. William Everness Murrurundi, Mr. A. Wightman, White Hart In» 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.
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
TERMS. TTie "MAITLAND MERCURY" is published every Saturday morning. 2'he terms of subscription are:-In Maitland and Morpeth Is. (id. per quarter, if paid in advance Gs.Gd.; in Sydney and the country 8». per quarter, if jmid in advance Is. The quarters end on the 31si March, ÚOtli June, 30ift September, and 31 si 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. Tlie charges for advertisements are :-For the first inch of space (eight lines) and under, 3*., and 1*. 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...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
EKTGX.XSH NEWS. By the Cremona, which left Dartmouth on the 10th December, and arrived in Sydney on Monday last, intelligence has been received from England to December the 7th. The Queen, Prince Albert, and the Royal Family were in good health. Her Majesty and her Royal consort had been making a round of visits. . Trade appeared to have undergone little or no alteration. The market for wool continued steady, with a fair business doing. From a letter published in the Herald and Australian, addressed to A. Donaldson, Esq., it appears that some of the tallow imported from Port Pliillip, per Glenbervie- was sold in London on the 8th December : one lot of inferior was sold ut 40s. ; the major part was bought in at 41s. 9d. per cwt. In the same sale South American tallow sold at 87s. to 89s. The writer of the letter says, " We could take off 2000 tons per annum without affecting the market." In Ireland the repeal agitation was somewhat hushed. The Rev. Peter James Tyrrell, P.P. of Lusk, ...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. PROCLAMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
GOVE&XnKEig-T GAZETTE. PROCLAMATION. Whereas the Legislative Council of this colony now stands prorogued to Tuesday, the lGth day of April instant, and it is expedient further to prorogue the same-Now, therefore, I, Sir George Gipps, Governor of the colony of New South Wales, do hereby further prorogue the said Legislative Council to Tuesday, the 28th day of May next ; and I do, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me, as Governor of New South Wales, by an act of the Imperial Parliament of Great Britain ami Ireland, passed in the 5th and (5th year of the reign of her present' Majesty Queen Victoria, intituled ** An Act for the government of Neto South Wales and Van Diemens Land," hereby an- nounce and proclaim, that a »essioii of the said Legislative Council shall be holden on the afore- said 28th day of May next, at twelve o'clock at noon, in the Council Chamber, situate in Macquarie-street, in the City of Sydney ; and the members of the said Legislative Council a...
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 — 13 April 1844
SYT>NSrr IÍBWS. WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE IN THE SYDNEY MARKET, DURING THE PRESENT WEEK. "WHEAT.-I regret that a further decline has taken place in the price of wheat, on account of the large importations during tile week, and which are of very good quality for the millers : it is in consequence almost impossible to sell any colonial wheat, unless of the very best samples, which are selling at 3s per bushel, and inferior samples from 2s 3d to 2s 9a. FLOUS has also fallen to £10 per ton for the first quality, and a further decline is expected. MAIZE has been rather scarce during the week, owing to the contrary winds preventing the arrival of several of the coasting vessels, hut old maize is worth Is 4d to Is Od; a few lots of very prime have fetched Is 7d to Is 8d. OATS continue to realise Is 9d to Ss per bushel. CAPE BARLEY still sells in small quantities for sowing, at Is 6d to Is 8d per bushel of 52 lbs. ENGLISH BARLEY, of good malting quality, is sale...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
MAITIuaNO PRICE CTTRRENT. £ s. d. Aïe and Porter, per hhd. 4 0 0 Taylor's, ditto . 5 0 0 Dunbar'8, per dozen. 0 9 6 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 0 0 Annatto, per lb. 0 6 0 Arrowroot, per Xb. 0 1 0 Beer, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 2 0 0 Bluestone, per lb. 0 2 0 Bottled Fruits, per bottle. 0 2 0 Per dozen . 1 1 0. Bread, per loaf of 4 lbs. 0 0 6 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 ..6d to 0 0 9 Calf Skins, each.2s to 0 2 6 Candles, mould, per lb .4d to 0 0 6 Dip,perlb.4d to 0 0 5 Cheese, per lb .6dto 0 0 8 Coal, per ton. 0 13 0 Coffee, yet lb.6d to 0 0 10 Currants, Zante, per lb.8d to 0 0 10 Eggs, per dozen....lOdto 0 10 Firewood, per load.Is Gd to 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 quality, per 100 lbs. 0 1...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
JOB ATO BOOK PBIOTING. AN extensive addition having been just made to the PLAIN and FANCY JOBBING TYPE at the "MAXTXiAirD MERCURY" GENERAI. 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. Sec. can have them executed in a superior manner, with great despatch, and at reasonable prices. To Shipper» of Wool and Tallow. THE well known fast sailing Barque " A RA CHNE," Captain H. Pearse, 320 tons, being under engagement to take a quantity of Wool at Newcastle, will have room for a few tons of Tallow and bales of Wool. Shippers desirous of saving the expense of freight to Sydney are strongly recom- mended sending their goods by the above vessel. Hie "Arachne" will beat Newcastle in three weeks from this date. For further particulars apply to W. M'DONELL, Queen's-place, Sydney. March 80,1844. 235 To Mr. Jonn ...
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
SYDNEY NEWS. THE SYDNEY PRESS.--The Sydney Record has ceased to exist ; and the Colonial Observer has again made its appearance as a weekly journal, under the editorship of Dr. Lang. GRAIN.-Statement of the various descriptions of grain held by government on the 1st April, 1844:-Wheat, 39,014 bushels j maize, 6,G40 bushels. DISTRESS.-We have heard from a most respectable source that at the present time there are many unfortunate labourers wandering from, farm to farm in the neighbourhood of the Wes- tern Road, who can get no employment what- ever, and some are reduced to the extremity of begging for victuals and a night's lodging. Major Wentworth not long 'since had ocular proof of these things, and expressed his astonishment that there was so much distress in the colony.-Parramatta Chronicle. INTENDED DUEL.-It having transpired that there was to be a hostile meeting between two highly talented gentlemen of the legal profession, the conservators of the peace, under the authority of ...
SELECT POETRY. ARE THEY ONLY DREAMS? [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
SEI.ECT POETRY. ARE THEY ONLY DREAMS Î To look on this earth with a hopeful eye, When shadowy clouds appear; To pity the heart that in sorrow dwells, But to look beyond the tear; To murmur a gentle, soothing song "Where grief chaunts her low lament, And to pour the soft light of gladness In ' . On the soul in sorrow bent : If these be dreams, 'tis like the ray '- - That lights the streamlet on its way ! To look on the poorest aud lowliest Z That pitying Heaven has made, " > " And to see a holy light within * Which no earthly dross can shade; " - ' ' " To feel that its hours of joy or grief > -. Are marked by a watchful eye, As the lowliest leaf shares the dew of heaven -'&%.**:. And the light of the cloudless sky : ' *'"'.'' If these be dreams, their gentle tones Sooth the spirit when it moans ! " To welcome the bright and innocent thoughts, As they flit like the wild bird by, And whisper of happiness we may give To hearts that in sadness Ile ; To yearn to be better in...
MAITLAND QUARTER SESSIONS. TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1844. (Before W. M. Manning, Esq., Chairman, Captain Day, W. Knox Child, and J. Brown, Esqrs.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
MAITLAND QUARTER SESSIONS. TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1844. (Before W. M. Manning, Esq., Chairman, Captain Day, &nbsp; W. Knox Child, and J. Brown, Esqrs.) William Charlock was indicted for stealing five ducks and a hen, the property of Mary Dawson, at Maitland, on the 3rd January last. It appeared that the ducks originally belonged to Mr. W. Simpson, and the eggs had been taken away by the prosecutrix, Mary Dawson, from Simpson's premises, and the prisoner had fetched away the ducks from Dawson's house, by order of Mr. Simpson, who positively swore that he had never given Dawson any authority to remove them from his premises, but that they were in fact stolen by her. Upon this evidence the jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and the prisoner was discharged. James M'Ginn was indicted for embezzling the sum of £5, the property of his employer, Michael John Davies, at Newcastle, on the 1st June, 1842. A second count charged him with stealing the £5. From the evidence of Mr. Davies, ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
NOTICE. nnHOSE Subscribers to the Maitland -*- Mercury who are Six Months in arrears are reminded that unless their accounts are settled prior to the 24th April their names will be struck off the subscription list. TUCKER & JONES. Maitland Mercury Office, Î March 30, 1844. 5 ON SALE,- at J. RICKARDS' STORES, West Maitland SHEET AND BAR IRON Nail Rod, 7s. to 8s. Hoop Irony^s. bundle j And a complete assortment of Nails, Flemish *and Polished Tacks, Heel and Toe Sprigs, and I General Ironmongery. , > ALSO, Fine flavoured Rums, 11s. per gallon Best ditto ditto (extra strength), 15s. Gd. ditto Red Case Gin (4 gallons), 75s. per case French Brandies, 16s. to 18s. 6d. per gallon Port Wines, 3s. to 9s. per gallon Ditto, in bottle, 16s. to 20s. per dozen \ Superior old Sherries, 4s. to 5s. 6d. gallon , Ditto ditto, in bottle, 10s. per dozen. With a general assortment of Groceries and Crockeryware, Sperm and Black Oil, Paints, &c, &c, which are still selling at Syd...
THE MAITLAND MEECURY[?] SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1844. MAITLAND DISTRICT ELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
THE MAITLAND MEECTJKY, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 184*. "MAITLAND DISTRICT ELECTION* IN nominating the Councillors for this district his Excellency the .Governor se- lected them entirely from the country gentlemen. The inhabitants of the towns very naturally and justly felt aggrieved at this, as they form about one-half of the population of the district, and will in all probability have to contribute in about the same proportion to the local revenue. Although they considered the selection a judicious one, so far as the qualifications of the members generally were concerned, they regarded it as faulty in not com ^-¡^prising any representatives of the com "' mercial interests of the district. The \ townspeople in the course of a few weeks will have an opportunity of supplying the deficiency, and we trust they will exert themselves to return two well qualified men to represent them in the District Council. The property quali- fication will act as a bar to some of our most eligible men being e...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] PORT STEPHENS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] PORT STEPHENS. TOBACCO. - The crop of tobacco in this dis- trict this season will be far below expectations. In short, it may be said to have completely failed. THE BLACKS. - Great hostilities have long existed and still exist among the different tribes of the aborigines in this quarter, to the great annoyance of the authorities, and continual jeopardy on the part of the natives. Some few nights back a body of blacks from the Dungog and Gloucester tribes came to a camp of the Stroud and Booral tribes in the dead hour of the night, and having first fired a gun to awaken and alarm/ immediately discharged a volley of musketry and spears into the camp, and killed one man and wounded five others, among whom was a woman and a boy. This is the eighth murder committed by these savages within the last five months, nor is it likely to end with this. Orders have been given by the magistrates to the police to disarm all the natives found wi...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, April 4. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 April 1844
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydrfay.) Thursday, April 4. - - In the estate of J. H. V. Turner, a special meeting : the Bank of Australasia, £61 ; J. Smith, £9 11s Id. NEW INSOLVENTS. APRIL 9.-John Dow, Arden Hall, county Dur- ham, grazier : debts, £1062 12s 4d ; balance defi- ciency, £778 12s 4d. 10.-Robert Cottrell, West Maitland, coach builder : debts, £122 2s 5d j balance deficiency, £38 4s lid. NEW MAGISTRATES.-On Tuesday last Allon Williams and J. H. H. Gall, "Esqrs., took the usual oaths as magistrates of the territory, before W. M. Manning, Esq., Chairman of the court of quarter sessions.-On Wednesday morning John H. Cox, Esq., and Col. Snodgrass were also sworn in as magistrates. COURT OP REQUESTS.-The next sittings- of the court of requests for the Maitland and Paterson districts will commence on Monday, May the 6th. The last day for issuing summonses is the 20th instant. PUBLICANS' LICENSES.-There have been thirty-six applicatio...