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ENGLISH EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
ENGLISH EXTRACTS; The Admiralty have decided that all the naval yards in the kingdom are to be lighted with gas. The outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital are to undergo a personal inspection within the present month, in order that their identity may be clearly established prior to their being paid their nest quar- ter's pension. Every one of them wbo is capable of service will be required to hold himself in readiness at a moment's notice.-Atlas, Dec. 5. Many new hands have been engaged in the labora- tory, &c, at Woolwich. All the powers in the world can collect together 123 ships of the line; this is the whole European force of that kind at present existing, if England be excepted. This country alone has 125 ships of the line, or two more than all the rest of the world put together. At the beginning of the last war, in 1793, we had 153 line-of-battle ships, and the powers of Europe could collect an adverse fleet of 268, leaving a majority against us of 115 sail of the liue. Si...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS. We beg to call the prompt attention of our Subscribers to the liquidation of their accounts due to the 31st December, 1840, now in the course of delivery. We at the same time apprise those persons who hate continued to receive our paper for three or four years, without once condescending to notice the tci ms of subscription, that we shall place their accounts in the hands of our Solicitor for recovery.
SABBATH SCHOOL UNION. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
SABBATH SCHOOL UNION. Pursuant to notice, a meeting took place on last evening in (he Independent Chapel, Collins-street, for the purpose of forming a general Sabbath School Union of all deno- minations of Christians, and which was numerously attended. The Pastors and Ministers of the Presbyterian, Wcslcyan, Independent, and Baptist churches in town, were present. The Rev. J. Nisbelt opened the meeting by giving out a hymn and prayer. 'The Rev. Mr. Lillie was called to the chair, who requested Mr. F. Halter to read to the meet- ing the objects contemplated by the proposed union. After which the Chairman, (Rev. Mr. Lillie,) delivered a luminous aud eloquent address ou the necessity and importance of the measure, in its application to Van Diemeu's Land. Ha regretted that circumstances over which he bad no control, heretofore prevented the forma- tion of a school at St. Andrew's. The House, which wus filled by those interested in this great work, were highly delighted with the address ...
CORONER'S INQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
CORONER'S INQUEST. An inquest was held yesterday on the body of Richard Hickson, at the Union Hotel, Campbell-street, before Robert Stewart, Esq., Coroner, and a respectable jury. It appeared in evidence the man Hickson had not been sober since the races, Dr. Rowe having been called in a few days ago and found the deceased in a state of madness from intoxication. Mrs. Hickson stated he got up in the night for water, and went into the adjoining room where the razor was kept ; he afterwards returned to bed, where he remained until seven o'clock in the morning, when Mrs. Hickson got up ; the de- ceased was then awake and in good temper ; he appeared to be quite sensible ; he made no complaint of illness : about half an hour after, the daughter, a child ten years of age, went into the bedroom to get a frock, when the child called out, come here mother and see how father's nose is bleeding. Mrs. Hick- son went into the room and said, yes ; she then took him by the head, and on pulling th...
GAZETTE. GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 70. Colonial Secretary's Office, 20th March, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
GAZETTE. GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 70. Colonial Secretary's Oflice, 20th March, 1841. The period for which the under-mentioned persons were transported expiring at the date placed after their respective names, Certificates of their Freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master's Office, Hobart Town, or at that of a Police Magis- trate in the interior: Asia- William Brown, 16th April; Edward Batley, 7th ditto; William Clarke, 18th ditto; William Deans, 17th ditto; &nbsp; &nbsp; James Fagen, 30th ditto; Matthew Freebairn, 20th ditto; &nbsp; &nbsp; James Hatton, 16th ditto; Benjamin Hugman, 5th ditto; John Kinmore, 10th ditto; William Maker, 28th ditto; James &nbsp; &nbsp; Mackay, 25th ditto; John Norton, 5th ditto; Daniel Powell, &nbsp; &nbsp; 9th ditto; Richard Rogers, 30th ditto; Thomas Arthur, 10th ditto; William Toole, 16th ditto; George Whitton, 16th ditto; Charles Wats...
POLICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
POLICE. Janies Earl, ticket-of-leave, charged by Mr. Benjamin with improper conduct in his hired service, in absenting himself nnd inducing two other servants to go with bira : ordered to the roads to hard labour for two months. \ John Powell, charged by Constable Maiklin with br a,l'| drunk, and also assaulting Constable Masson»; itappeafí1»! they were endeavouring to take the defendant to tua"! watch-house, who resisted, and the above charge was the result i fined 40s. nnd costs. Joseph Molloy, charged with a breach of the Quarter Sessions' Act, in causing a nuisance in the street; case &nbsp; dismissed. There was another information filed, but it was withdrawn by the informer. George Smith, of Liverpool-street, appeared upon sum. mons to answer the complaint of Mr. D. C. Swift, with allowing wine and spirits to be retailed on his premises, he not being licensed ; case dismissed, the Attorney. General who sat on the bench, expressing his opinion the information to be incor...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
DIED-At Windsor, on the 9th Dec., Dr. John Macbraire, aged 38. MARRIED -On the 6th Dec, at Croydon Church, by the Rev. Henry Lindsay, Vicar, J. R. Sterritt, Esq., Surgeon, R N., to P. H. Reid Duff, widow of James Reid, Lieu- tenant R.N., and eldest daughter of Mrs. Duff, of Cor- sindal, Aberdeenshire, and Thornton-heath, Croydon.
SCOTLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
SCOTLAND. A very interesting fossil cave has been discovered in the old red sand-stone at Hopeman, near Elgin, which, among other curious matters, shows a portion of ancient sea-beach some twenty feet above the level of the high water-mark of the present day. D. G. Forbes, Esq., of Culloden, great grandson of the celebrated President of the Court of Sessions in 1745, died at Forres on Saturday last.-Atlas, Dec. 5. The Earl of Rothes was elected Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, on Monday last. Lord Frederick Fitzclarence was elected Deputy Grand Master at the same time.-Ibid. We wish we could say (remarks the Morning Chronicle) that we had grounds for believing that the warfare between the Non-Intrusionists and the Dis- senters will not be attended with the most serious re-- sults to the Liberal party in Scotland. The Duchess of Gordon has laid out 3,000/. in the erection of a school at Huntley, which is to be also a monument to the late duke.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
YJtä&fOR PORT PHILLIP.-(To sail on the 7th JsS&Stf April next.)-The fine fast-sailing bark LADY EMMA, THOMAS BUCKLAND, commander. The suitableness of this vessel fur carrying stock, and her accommodations for passengers, are not excelled by any vessel iu these colonies ; and she is npeu to charter for bringing stock to Launceston or Hobart Ton n. For freight or passage, apply to Launceston, March 29. J A Mes RAVEN. To follow the above, and sail about the 18th April, the favourite schooner TAMAR, WILLIAM BELL, com* mander. March 29. .CAUTION.-Captain M'Alpine of the barque _j Anne, will not be responsible for any debts con tiacted by the crew. March 30. TO MILLERS.-Required a responsible man as MILLER, at the Ross Mill. He must come well re- commended. A drunkard will not be employed upon any terms. Wages liberal, and the situation a good one. Apply to Mona Vale, March 30. W. KKIIMODE. A DARK grey hackney Mare, and cart Mare filly foal, foaled brown, but turning grey,...
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
CHINA. Free Press Office, Thursday Dec. 17th, 1840_Since wc issued our regular number this morning, li. M. S. Volage has arrived from Macao, which she left the Gth instant, bearing the flag of Admiral the Honourable G. ElKot, Commander-in Chief, and we understand she will proceed on her voyage to England on Saturday. She brings us papers to the 6th Dec , from which we publish a few selections below. The following extract from a Canton letter of 4th December has been handed us by a friend: "Canton, Dec. ith, 6 P.M-Last night the Quang-Chow- Foo, with about SOO men. and as many gunny bags, for sand and breast work, as could be collected, started for the Bogue, and carries a chop from Keshen, demanding that the English forces be removed from the neighbourhood of Clmenpce, and that the Plenipotentiaries add;e3s him through the Quin-min-foo of ¡Macao ! Even the Quang-chow-foo declined taking linguists, saying, he was not going to the English vessels; and these circumstances, coupled with...
SYDNEY. THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
SYDNEY. THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL. On Tuesday, at one o'clock p.m., the handsome silver plate, purchased by public subscription, and consisting of a full tea service, two dishes, a flower vase, and two large cups, was presented to the Attorney-General. The family coat of arms and crest (a trotting horse) is engraved upon each piece of the plate, with the motto-" Festina Lente." The largest of the two cups has engraven upon it the fol- lowing inscription : PRESENTED TO JOHN HUBERT PLUNKETT, ESQ., M.C., ATTORNEY-GENERAL, By the People of New South Wales, as a Token of Respect For his Public Character and Esteem for his Private Worth. &nbsp; Sydney, March, A.D. 1841. On the reverse, the coat of arms, crest, and motto. The present was accompanied by the following Ad- dress : " To John Hubert Plunkett, Esq., M.C., and Attorney General of New South Wales. SIR,-We, the undersigned, as the committee selected to carry into effect the intentions of a large body of the in- habitants of the ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
/ sFOR LONDON.-(To follow the Wave.) ^~rJ. The first-class bark HINDOO, 310 tons, C. L. VAN ZUILICOM, commander, now taking ia wool, will meet with quick despatch. For freight or passage, having excellent accommodation both for cabin aud for four steerage passengers, apply on bonni, or to New Wharf, March 4. WILLIS, GARRETT, & Co. ¿&GSL FOR LONDON.-The first-class bark FORTl £_gj_£ TUDE, EDWARD PAYNE, commander, has the greater part of her cargo ready for shipment, and will meet ith quick despatch. TFor freight of wool or passage, apply to Captain Payne on «rd,to t KERR, ALEXANDER, & Co., or to %Tew Wharf, Jan. 7. ASKIN MORRISON. .FOR MADRAS and CALCUTTA, touching- at _g£ KING GEORGE'S SOUND.-The splendid fast-sailing first-class bark BRITISH SOVEREIGN, 380 lons. J. COW, master, will sail for the above ports the first week in April. She is a new vessel, and having very superior accommodations, is well adapted for stock. For freight or passage» apply to the Ca...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
NEW ZEALAND. WE some time since apprised our readers that the anxious efforts of the New Zealand speculators to extort a favourable report from the Select Committee of the House of Commons had met with a signal defeat. By some unaccountable influence which we may eventually be able to explain, the estimable Lord Eliot has been induced to yoke himself to their gilded car, under the driving of that experienced whip Mr. Edward Gibbon Wakefield : and, accord- ingly, the latter functionary, who has long been well known upon the road, having furnished his Lordship with an approved schedule of the only terms that can render the concern a profitable one (including fees to coachman and guard,) the noble off-leader sub- mitted the said document for the adoption of the committee, to be recommended to Parliament ; but the document happened to be rejected by a majority of two to one. The members of that impartial tri- bunal were neither to be coerced nor cajoled : so, instead of voting for Mr. W...
ADELAIDE PRESS. ILLEGAL IMPRISONMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
ADELAIDE PRESS. ILLEGAL IMPRISONMENT. The case of Mr. Huntley Macpherson, and his Honor Chief Justice Cooper's exposure of the gross violation of English law in respect lo that gentleman, are the subject of general talk in the colony. Here is a gentleman, a member of one of the most ancient and respectable fami. lies of Scotland, charged, BY WHOM IS NOT KNOWN TO THIS HOUR, with a capital felony-the diabolical crime of fire raising, conviction of which incurs the forfeiture of life suddenly arrested and thrown into prison by the warrant of the Police Commissioner, Major O'Halloran, to abide his trial for that crime, and all without having been con- fronted with his accuser, having neither heard the evi dence produced against him, nor been afforded a solitary opportunity of explanation or justification, may, not even informed of the charge made against him !! It turns out that there is no accuser who dare avow himself- and that there is no evidence of any kind-that, in short, Mr. Macp...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 March 1841
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. Arrivals. - March 26-the schooner Piscator, 111 tons, M'Queen, from Sydney, 20th instant, with sundries, A. Mor- rison, agent - passengers, Captain Boothe, R.N., Dr. Bright, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Hunter, Mrs. Montgomery. 26-the bark Glenmalier, 192 tons, Wheeler, from Liver- pool, 26th November, with pork and sundries, Wheeler, agent - passenger, John Formby, Esq. 26-the bark Mayflower, 326 tons, Hcndly, from London, 9th November, with a general cargo, Morrison, agent-pas- senger^,-Mr. and Mrs, Lindsay and servant, Master Welling, H. Fenny, sen , Esq , Dr. Ougc, George, Frances, omi Emily Sturgeon Hannah, Sarah, and Lewis Abrahams, Elizabeth Davies, Sarah, Rachel, Mary, and Rebecca Moses, Sirs, and Miss Redgate, Henry Abrahams. 26-the bark Ann, M' Alpine, 271 tons, from London, 3d December, with a general cargo, D. M' Alpine, agent-pas- sengers, Mrs. Hewitt, Miss Bartlett, Mr. C. J. Symmonds. Spoke the Stockton for Sydney. 27-the brig Argo, 16...
CUSTOM HOUSE. Hobart Town. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 2 April 1841
CUSTOM HOUSE. Hobart Town. Return of ??Grain and Flour exported from the port ot Hobart Town for the week ending 30th March, 1841, indi* sive :-Oats, 93 bushels ; .wheat,.500 ditto ; flour, 40 tons. Return of Grain and Flour exported from the port of Laun- ceston during the week ending 27th March, 1841, inclusive : -Oats, 1070 bushels ; wheat, 118 ditto ; flour, 36 tons. James Cassi-.ll, Pro Collertor.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 2 April 1841
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Poet or Hobart Town. Airitah-March 31-the schooner Adelaide, D6 tons, Johnstone, from Port Phillip, 26th Match, with sheep, pork, &c , W ¡His Garrett St Co , agents-passengeis, C. Banbury, Esq.. John Smith, Mrs. Dennett and children, Mrs. Bel len ger, Mrs. Sinkley, Mark Dennett, Mrs. Calvert and two children. April I-the schooner Marys, 61 tons, Clinch, from Ade- laide, 22d March, with tea and geneva, Reeves 6t Co., agents. Departure.-Apiil I-the schooner Anne Howard, 84 tom, Allen, for Kew Zealand, with sundries. MARKETS. HoHAivr Town Markets, Aniil 1. The wheat market, since Monday, has been more freely ropplicd than on the previous week ; and about IGOO bushels have been purchased at our foi mer quotations, 6»6dto7s; but lhere ia no britkness in the inaiket, as about SOO to 600 btuhcU rt main lu store unsold ft oin last evening. . Wheat, 6s 6d to 7s i oats, 5s to 5s Cd ; barley, English, 5s 6d ; Cape do, 4s 6d ; Cobbett's corn, 5s to 5s 6d per bushe...
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 2nd April, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 2 April 1841
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 2nd .'ipnV, 1S41. Ship Mails will be closed at this office as under : For England, per Arab, via Launceston, this evening at 6 o'clock precisely. For Swan River, per Napoleon, on Tuesday next, nt the same hour. Fur London, per Fortitude, on the 6th instant, at 3 P.M. For Liverpool, per I'alesl'ne, on the loth, at noon. And fur London, per Hindno, on the 16th,at 5 r M. F. C. Smith, Postmaster-General.
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE, Hobart Town, 16th March, 1841. WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 2 April 1841
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE, Hobart Town, lCr/i March, 1841. Wheat. Notice.-Tenders for the following quantities of Colonial Wheat, of the best quality, will be received at the respective Commissariat Offices here and at Launceston, until 12 o'clock on Wednesday, the 7th Apiil next, viz. At Hobart Town, addressed to Assistant Commissary Ge- neral Maclean, for 700,000 pounds. At Launceston, addressed to Deputy Assistant Commissary Geneial Priaulx, fur 500,000 pounds. The wheat must be perfectly clean and free from smut, and the tenders should express the rate pit lOQIbi. The period of delivery not to be later than the 31st May next. Payment will be made in the usual manner, and the tenders subject to the conditions which appeared ia the Gazette of 10th January, 1840. GEORGE MACLEAN, A.C.G.