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SYDNEY—July 30. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
—00 SYDNEY— Jllty 30. There has been but very little wheat brought to the market during the week, and prices are therefore nomi nal ; the mills quote from 6s. to 7s. The bay and straw market has been well supplied this week, the roads being in better condition since the return of fine weather. Provisions and poultry have been rather abundant for some lime back, except ducks, which continue scarce, and cost from 6s. so 7s. per pair. Mutton by the car case h,as advanced a shade in price, the best bringing 2J,-1. per lb., inferior, IJd. } by the joint, beef and mut ton are 3d. to 3Jd. per lb. Flour, Wheat,,&c ? Sydney Company's Mitts— Fine Flour 21s. per iOOlbs., cash 20s. Seconds, 16s., cash 15s ; Colonial Wheat, 6s Cd to 7s per bushel ; Van Diemen's Land ditto, 7s to 8s. per bushel ; Maize, Colonial, 4s to 5s per bushel; New Zealand ditto, Is 9d to 2s 6d ; Bran Is 8d to It lOd per bushel; Barley, 3s 6d to 4s per bushel; Barley, Cape, 6s .ditto Oats, 5s Hay 51. to 71. per ton ...
PORT PHILLIP—July 29th. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
FORT PHILLIP— July S9M. Manton's Mill. — Flour, first 22s.; second, 20s.; ration, 17s. per 100 lbs., Is. per 100 lbs. allowed for cash. Wheat, 6s. to 7s. per bushel of 60 lbs. ; Maize, 8s. Cd. per bushel ; Bran, 2s per 20 lbs. Vegetables and Fruits— There was a good supply of vegetables in the market to-day, turnips, carrots, and cabbages were plentiful. The following is the list of prices : —Potatoes, Port Phillip, 10s. per cwt,; ditto, Van Diemen's Land, from 10s. to 14s. per cwt. ; cab boges, Id. to 3d. ; turnips, 2d per bunch ; onions, from -=d, to6d. perlb ; carrots, 3d. per bunch; cauliflowers, .am 6d. to 9d. each; leeks, 3d. ditto; lettuces, 2d. luch ; celery, 16. per head; horse-padish, 6d. per head. Scgak. — Carey and M' Don Dell sold on Tuesday last . 0 bags of Mauritius and Manilla sugar, at from .£32 to £36 per ton. A mixed herd of cattle was sold by private contract, consisting of about 200 head, at £b ; and 22 fat bullocks at ±'10 per head.
CHINA NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
CHINA NEWS. The defences of the river between Whampoa to Canton, were all nearly, and some quite finished and armed ; on every spot great activity was apparent, and the practice of great and small arms was incessant day and night. ji was reponea in v^amon uiaiasmp oi aooui 350 tons, had just been launched near the Fate (flower ground gardens ) She is said to be pierced for 26 guns.; und .had been built by some rich individuals, for ft present to the government. One large boat, and one or two of smaller sizes, were propelled by paddle-wheels, in imi tation of our steamers. They were frequently seen exercising both above and below Canton, and they make very good way against wind and tide; it was supposed lhat they -were turned by winches, turned by hand at the bottom of the boat. At Schmeen a very large and strong fort had been built, in which about 35 guns were mounted The fonndalian of a fort of) a smaller scale had been laid close by, and nearer the foreign facto ries. The small fo...
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 1842. Our latest ludian news is contained in papers received via. tlie Mauritius. lie Ceylon Herald of the ,17th May, announces .that General Pollock had forced the passage of the Khyber and arrived at Jellalabad on the 16th April.- Tin's triumph was attended witli a loss of only 14 killed, 104 wounded, and 17 missing. General Sale had entirely routed Ackbar Khan and his army ; the enemy had sustained a loss of 500 men ; Colonel Dennie, was killed in this engagement. The Ceylon Herald extra, contains further news extracted from Bombay papers of 11th May. Shah Soojah had been assassinated at Caboul by a son of Zeroan Khan, whom the rebels had made king. It was said that a treaty was about to be executed between Government and Dost Mahommed for the liberation of the prisoners at Caboul ; the result of which says Le Cerneen, would be that Dost Mahomnied would be re-established on the throne, and the affairs of Caboul would be placed in the sam...
INDIA NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
INDIA NEWS. At the latest dates from India, another engage ment was said to have taken place between the English under Sale and the Affghans under Akhbar Khan, in which the latter were defeated and five hundred of their liumbfr killed. The loss of the English is not stated, .and indeed, the whole account is discredited, as no intelligence of it has reached Calcutta, although Government was in possession of news from the camp at Jell allabad a few days later than the date on which the engagement is said to have occurred. Jealousies still unfortunately prevailed between the civil and military officers, and a want of union and mutual understanding much retards the suc cessful issue of the present disastrous contest. Accounts had reached Calcutta of the occur rence of an earthpuake at Jellallabad, about the middle of February, from which the Fort occu pied by the English had sustained considerable damage. Three bastions of the fuur were ' in jured, and part of the parapet thrown down, b...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
Return of Grain and Flour exported from tlje Port of I-aunceston, during the week ending the 6th August 1842, inclusive -.—Oats, 981 bushels. Wheat, 3400 ditto. Flour, 36 tons 17 cwt. Return of Grain and Flour imported into the Port of Launceston, during the week ending 6th August. 1842.— Nil. . Uur Sydney papers do not warrant any change in the price of wheat, fhe inclemency of the weather and the bad state of the roads have prevented the farmers sending their grain to town. The demand for colonial produce is trifling. A slight advance in the price of a few articles of genera! consumption has taken place. Another reduction in the price of candles has been made. A supply of sperm candles has arrived, and may lie had at Nokes' Tea Mart. No alteration in the price of stock.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. On Tuesday evening, a lecture was delivered by Mr. S. E. Hervey at this Institute, before a more numorous auditory than we have seen at any pre vious meeting. The subject was- ' Heat, its in fluences and general practical application. The lecturer first alluded to the different opinions rela tive to the nature of heat, of which but little was positively known, though much had been conjec tured ; he inclined to the theory of Dr. Black, that heat was matter, one fact in support of which opinion, was the power of combination which its particles possessed. The effects of heat, he divi ded into the five following heads — expansion, liquifactioiijvaperisation, radiation, and combustion or ignition. The first of these., expansion, was the division of the subject to which the lecturer more particularly confined himself. To divert the minds of his hearers as much as possible from the natural association of ideas which connects beat, or elementary fire, with warmth and f...
THE MARKETS. CATARACT MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
THE MARKETS. CaIAPACT JUlfcL. *. d. Fine Flour ? 20 0 per 100 lbs. 20 per cent. ? 170 ditto. 12 per cent. ?--... )$0 ditto. gran ? 1 5 per 20 lbs. Pollard ? I 6 ditto. « heat, from 5s. 6d. to - - - 6 6 per 60 lbs. Surj-LV Mills. *? d '? d WhBM ? 66 to 66 f -«*' - ? , ? 40 4 3 Barley ........ 50 66 Fine Flour- ......20 0 Seconds ....... 18 0 Thirds ........ 16 Union Steam Mii.i.s. «. d. m. d. 1. d. t. d. Wheat ? 6 0@ 6 6 | Oats ? 4 0 @ S 6 Harley ....,_.. (fi 0 „ 7 6 Maize ? . 00,, 00 Pollard. .„ ? 1 3 „ f ) I Uran ? I 4 „ 0 0 Flour, first quality . . 201 ) Ditto, second ditto - - i8l -per 2000 lbs. Ditto, third .ditto - - \hL) butchers' meat. d. d. Beef, joint, ? 6 Mutton, joint,.. _ ? 3( ? carcase ? „ ? 5 ? carcase ? 3 Veal ? ; ? „.. 8 Pork .... ? 8
LAUNCESTON PRICE CURRENT. CORRECTED TO AUGUST 20, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
X-4-VPPES?0# PJIXCE £ITftBBlff?. OCRBECTED TO ADGUST20, 1642. ;?, '-, ?: ? H'laUtaU.- Mtuff, Alb £ s. d. £. s. d. Elliott's., .... .per hhd. 600 6 10 0 Ind and Smith,., ' '''5 JO 0 S 10 0 BOTTLEP*— Dunbar's. ? perdoz. OUR 0 J8 fl Taylor's and others ' 0 10 0 0 11 0 Beer — Porter, Taylor's.perhhd. 6 0 0- 6 0 0 Elliott's ? , ' 4 0 0 4 15 0 Trueman's ? ' 4 5 0 5 0 0 Hoare's ? «* 4 0 0 4 15 a Bottled — Dunbar's ? perdoz. 0 11 0 0 12 Taylor's and others ' 0 10 0 0 il 6 Spirits — Brandy ? pergalL 0 6 0 0 6 6 Rum, proof B.P. ' 0 4 0 0 4 6 Hollands, in wood pate.; duty paid, 4-gall. cases; 4 0 0 4 10 0 Fruits — Currants, Zantc, perlb. 0 0 8 . 0 0 10 Raisins, Muscatel ' 0 0 11 10 Smyrna ' Cape ? « 0 0 6 0 0 7 Wines.. Sherry, wood.., per pipe 45 0 0 0 0 0 Bottled .'.perdoz. 1 12 0 0 0 0 Port, wood ? .per pipe.i Bottled...per dozi 1 15 0 0 0 0 Tka— - ^ Hyson Skin... per chest. ' 7 5 0 8 10 0 Hyson ? per lb. 0 5 0 Bohea ? '. Congou ? ' 7 10 0 9 10 0 Souchong ? ' 12 0 0 14 0 0 Pekoe ? ' 7 10 0 9...
SUPREME COURT, HOBART TOWN, TETLEY V. SHERWIN, Friday, August 12. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
SUPREME COURT, HOBART TOWN, TEIXEY V. SHERWIN, 'Friday, August 12. Their Honors delivered their opinion this morn ing in the case of Tetley v. Sliertvin, upon a ?notion for another new trial, which had been made by the Attorney General on the first Bitting in the present term. Both the Judges concurred m granting a new trial upon the point of law. His Honor the Chief Justice observed, that it was entirely upon the point of law, and not of fact, that the trial was granted. If tlie decision of thejuryhaddepended upon the credibility of a witness, or as to the fact whether a certain thing was, or was not done, and two juries had decided the same way, the court would not interfere; but if it was shown that Sherwin was only the servant of the Insurance Company, and not the agent of Tetley, no court, even if twenty juries had found for the plaintiff, could refuse a new trial. There had been already three trials, and the list of jurors in Hobart Town, his Honor understood, was exhausted ; ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
SALES BY AUCTION. (Continued from first page.) TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr, Jr. C. Underwood, AX the Royal Exchange Auction Mart, on THURSDAY, the 25th instant, at 1 o'clock, without reserve. 3 CASES CAMBRIC, 1 ditto printed merinos 3 ditto prints 1 ditto shawls and scarfs 1 ditto white cotton hose 1 ditto ladies' ditto 2 bales white baize 1 ditto electoral flannel 2 ditto 7 ends each blue broad cloth 1 ditto fancy check coating, Albert beaver Claret and olive broad cloth 1 bale blue and black ditto 12 cases leather bats 1 ditto caps 20 ditto superior Port and sherry 20 ditto ditto Champagne 10 ditto ditto Claret. Terms : — AH sums under £20, cash ; above that sum, three months' credit on approved endorsed bills. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By IWtr. J. IV. Bell, On the Premises, known as the Dover Castle Inn, on THURSDAY NEXT, the 25th instant, at ten o'clock, by order of John Atkinson, Esq., Assignee to the Estate of Thomas Archer, In solvent, A QUANTITY of Furniture, Glo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
rSLOIHt THE GAZETT3. FEMALE FACTORY, Hobart Town—Under colonial sentence 32; solitary confinement 40 ; nursing children 7 ; nurses, laundress, servants, cooks, &c. 12; in the sick ward 16; lying-in women 2; number in the first class, 79; ditto in the second class 102; ditto ditto third class 131; ditto sentenced to the wash-tub 77; total number of women 498 ; children under one year of age, 7 ; total number of children, 7. JOHN HUTCH1NSON. Superintendent. FEMALE FACTORY, Launceston.— Under colo nial sentence 8 ; solitary confinement 7 ; confined by order of the magistrates 69; nursing children 10; sentenced to the wash-tub 9 ; servants, cooks, &c. 6 ; in the hospital 16; women assignable in launceston 49; ditto in the country, 2; total number of women 196; children under one year old, 33 ; ditto under two years 3; ditto three years, 1 ; total number of children 37. ROBERT PEARSON, Superintendent. BRANCH FACTORY, Brickfields— Number of women assignable for Hobart Town...
PORT PHILLIP. The Carrington Case. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
PORT PHILLIP. The Carrington Case. The Port Phillip papers, received by the Scout, are filled with reports of another most extraor dinary proceeding on the part of His Honor Mr. Justice Willis. We fear this gentleman's temper will some day be ': the death of him.' The affair to which we are now alluding, originated in the fol lowing manner : — Mr. Carrington feeling himself wronged by being struck ott toe lions, ana ins committal to gaol by the Resident Judge, availed himself of his right of appeal to the Sydney Bench; his application was granted, and tiie Judges sent down a writ of haheas corpus to bring him before them to prosecute his appeal, and also a writ of certiorari to remove the whole of the proceed ings to their own court on the 29th August inst., which was the day appointed by them to hear the case. The writ of cwtiorari, signed by the Chief Justice Sir James Dowling and their Honors Mr. Burton and Mr. Stephen, the two Puisne Judges, was enclosed to Mr. Carrington, with ...
Launceston Shipping List. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
ILannrroton gfifpafno Ai'et. ARRIVALS. August 17.— Schooner Drhornli 121 tons Wing. master, from Svdney ; G. & K. Fisher, acenls. Pas seneers.-'Mfs. Wing and child. Mrs. M'Cormack and 2 children. J. Hughes, wife and 2 children. J. Messiter nnd wife. W. Hnlchinson. Anmst 19. — Urig Smut, 95 tons, Gnatkin, master, from Port Phillip: Willis & Co. agents. 24 bales wool. Eddie & Co. ; 40 head cattle, 1 chain cable, order ; I case ilruffs. Sanderson. Passengers,— Mr. It. Tucker, Messrs. James. Henry William James, and Robert Minpstown, Miss Elizabeth Hingslown, Mr. Davidson, Mr. 1'hillipson. Mr. James Hepburn, Mrs. Hepburn. Mr. Georpe Leidham, Mrs. Leidham, Mr. Stephen l.cighiV. Kllen Hepburn, Caroline Lcidham, Arthur Hepburn, John Lcidham, Harriet Lcidham. DEPARTURES. August 13.— Schooner Minerva, 110 tons, Fawthrop, master, for Portland Bay; Henty & Co., agents. Pas Rcneers.— Samuel Bryan, Esq , 'G. Winter, Esq., W. Mills, James Wilmot, David Johnson. Hen...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
ELIGIBLE INVESTMENT. FOR SALE BY PRIVATE CONTRACT. THE ESTATE OF RAVENSWOOD, con taining 1230 acres, of which 160 acres are un der cultivation in convenient enclosures, and upwards of 200 acres more, capable of cultivation at a small expense. The remainder consists of the finest sheep land, with a comfortable stone dwelling house, and other cottages on the same. XiOT~2. THE ESTATE OF CRAIGBANk contain ing 1063 acres — 50 acres inclosed and under cul tivation; and above 150 acres more capable of being cultivated at a small expense, a good dwel ing house, recently erected -on the same :— also, a large garden well stocked with the best kind of fruit-trees, &e., &$c. The above 'two Estates, are within two miles of Launceston. Lot 1, possess ing the great advantage of water communication by the North Esk river, and both well watered by a never failing rivulet, and the Distillery Creek ; besides several never failing springs; and part of Lot 2, capable of irrigation. The s...
Hobart Town Shipping. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
ii)ofcart Coton Stuping. Aug. 10.— Sailed the ship Addison, for the South Seas. Aug. 10.— Sailed the ship Candahar,for Sydney with sundries. Aug. II ? Arrived the ship Sum/, 461 tons, Naylor master, from London 5th April, with 253 male prison ers. Surgeon-Superintendent, Dr. Tarn. The guard is under the command of Lieut. W. Seymour, 99th Regt. . Aug. 12.— Sailed the schooner Agnes and Elizabeth, For Port Phillip with sundries. Aug. 12.— Sailed the schooner Truganir.i, for Port Phillip with sundries.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 22 August 1842
BIRTH.—At Hobart Town, on the 13th instant, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; the lady of MR. SAMUEL MOSES, of a daughter. —At Green Ponds, on the morning of the 16th &nbsp; instant, the lady of the Hon. D. ERSKINE, 51st Light Infantry, of a son. MARRIED—At the Baptist Chapel, York-street, &nbsp; Launceston, on Thursday, 18th August, 1842, &nbsp; Thomas, fifth son of the Rev. Henry Dowling, &nbsp; of Launceston, to Maria, second daughter of Mr. J. Ware, of Dungrove, River Shannon. DIED.—On Thursday morning at his residence &nbsp; &nbsp; at F'orcett, JAMES GORDON, ESQ. J. P. aged 64 years.
LAUNCESTON PRICE CURRENT. CORRECTED TO AUGUST 27, 1842 [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
Nearly Beady for the Press, And to be Publisfwd by Subscription, in 2 vols. Svo. Price to Subscribers — £1 Is., 'JiHE HISTORY and STATISTICS of the L BRITISH and FOREIGN NEWSPAPER PRESS; by P. I. Simmonds, Fellow of the Statistical Society of London. Dedicated by per mission to His Grace the Duke of Richmond, K.C., Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, &c., &c. ' The History of Newspapers and of Periodi cal Literature in general, remains to be written, and were the task executed by an individual of competent ability, and with due care, it would be a most interesting and important work.' M*Cul loch's Commercial Dictionary. ' The Newspaper is the chronicle of civilization, the common reservoir into which every stream pours its living waters, at which every man may come and drink : it is the Newspaper that gives to liberty its practical life — its constant observa tion — its perpetual vigilance — its unrelaxing acti vity. The Newspaper is a daily and a sleepless watchman, that rep...