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WRECK OF THE WILLIAM BROWN. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 15 November 1841
TWRECK OF TilE WILLIAM fROWN. , The ship was bound from Liverpool to Philadelphia: her company con sisted of 71 persons, and she had sixty five steerage passengers, nearly all of them Irish, with a full cargo on board. She had a rough passage out, and struck against a field of ice, when going under all sails at the rate of 10 knots an hour, in lat. 43 N., and long. 40 V., She stove in her larboard bow, and within two minutes struck another fieid of ice. The ship soon began to fill, and the captain and crew got out the boats, which were cleared away at 1I; at midnight the ship went down, and the 30 pAssengers who could not be takers into the boats were drowned in her. The boats lay by each other till five a. m., when the captain in the cutter steered for Newfoundland. The long boat, being very heavily laden with so many persons, 42 in all, could not be managed, and was obliged to steer to the south. At night she fell in with more ice, and the wind came on to b!ow Hard; tlie boat beog...
A SCENE IN THE HERALD OFFICE. [The lion in his den, devouring a copy of the Ge[?]long Advertiser; whole the 'devil' is reading "coming events" in his master's lowering brow.] [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 15 November 1841
A SCENE IN THE HERALD OFFICE. [the lion in his deni, devouring a copy of the Geolong Advertiser ; while the 'devil' is readinlg "*coming events" in his master's lowering brow.] SHere, devil, reach me the gall bottle, that . may impale this fellow on the point of my poisoned grey goose quill, Ela! 'the most disreputable of disre putable rags! ''.Capital I There's an Imaginative flight for you I Now let them say, if they dare, that I cannot write a line of common sense. ' Dis reputable I' I know the weight of that word I Egad,?my shoulders smart at the thought of it; for that Presbyterian fiend, Dr Lang, could:flourish it as a drummer would his cat. "* Now, Dan, fetch me the foot.rule and compasses, that I may criticise this vile production, secondem artem. The type is Long primer, too-a letter that I hate the very name of. The report ia exactly 10 feet 9 inches and 5-Sths in lengtha, which by no means corresponds with 4 hours 3 minutes and 44 seconds, ' the exact time by the stop-wat...
WOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 15 November 1841
WOOL. From the tenor of the latest accounts from England, it would appear that a decided advance had taken placeon the price of wool. The mere quotation of prices from the account sales can afford us little evidence on this point, variable as are the qualities and the uses to which which wools are destined. Our chief reliance must be upon the opinions of respectable wool-brokers in England, who appear. to consider that the wool trade is in a very satisfaotory state. The following extract from an Enoglish paper will be interesting as showing the state of the market with our great rivals in the growth of fine wools-the Germans. CONTINENTAL M(rANUFA CTUJRE .-TIIE Ntw CtiP.-- We are informed upon what we con3ider very good authority, that the German buyers of wool for the English houses, who have within the last two or three weeks visited the woollen districts for the purpose of ob taining orders to purchase at the coming clip, are uniformly of opinion that an advance of fifteen or twen...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 15 November 1841
SCUTH AUSTRALIA. Proposed Overland Post Idto Poi Philltp.-We have much pleasure in stating, that his Excellency the Gover nor proposes shortly to establish an overland communication by means of Post between this and Port phillip. Of course, considerable expense will by incurred by such an arrangement, but as the Post Oflice department is now in a situation to admit of some additional outlay, and as it is to be presumed that the authorities of Port Pliillip will be prepared to take upon themselves some portion of the burden, we cannot but think that such an ar rangement will heattended withadvan tages that will more than counterbalance any amount of money that may be ex pended upon it. At present, we are often six weeks, andt sometimes two months, without intelligence from this settlement, but by the proposed na: rangement we shall be brought within ai ten days' post at least. As the ad vantages of such an arrangement to Port Ehillip and South Australia will tibe mutual, the expenses...
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. THE CATTLE TRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 15 November 1841
IAN DIEMEN'S LAND. TH7E C.ATTLE TR~ADE. -rl.laide Chronicle, in directing V t?inon of settlers to the very - proslpects of exporling fat .mt!s, The Marys, \wvhich sails Li't TwIt to morrow, takes :'I lhead o fat cattle, which can ,rueid here so is to yield a profit l;it Airy per ce,,t in Launceston irr Toiln. which painces at this :f Ihe vwar are witllin a very few Fil ol'fhis port. Orro of our !is has siso commenced the ex o of hu:lt, r, upa ards of 4000 lbs !hi'pped on hoard the MIarys, Ilo plrsviouts shipments, one ill !'i IPsPel l st voiygCe, .ailld 1s : in the Naiard which sailed last :rspert to blultcher's meat, the -'Ille for the Adelaildti mark et '41 to GI per Ib, mnutton 4rl to. ; dlil ill the bomre paper for nar,5i:e, we. fiind the price ,r 5d to Gd per lb, muttonr '.er lb. How then can the Sof tihese cattle expect to "y per cent in Launiceston ? lVlner nllt ro'itracts for mrat 1ln tIken as low as at !tl per "'d!pprsinrg the supplies to come tiih Australia. wlho will then...
EMIGRATION FROM GERMANY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
EMIGRATION FROM GERMIANY. From the Observer. A letter some time ago appeared in the Colonial Gazette, in regard to emr igration from Germany to0the English colonies, which has excited considerable interest in Germany, and engaged the attention of many persons of consider able influence in that country. A second letter on the same subject has since been published in the same valuable-journal. As the subject is of considerable importance we shall lay the substance of it before our readers. A considerable annual emigration has taken place in Germany for many years; the emigrants being "aban doned to their own resources, and until now going either to the United States or Russia. By the recent establish inent of the commercial Ilnion and the consequent extension of manufactures, a great impulse has been given-: to the German mind, and the establishment of colonies and their requisite machi nery, and the means of sustaining an intercourse with them when established, are now agitated io th...
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. It appears from the Cape Journals, recently received, that a public meet ing was held in Cape Town, on the 24th of August, to take into considera tion the propriety of petitioning the British Parliament, for -a House of Representatives. This offers an ex ample to our colonists, to be also up and acting-too long have we neglected to demand our rights-we trust, how ever,'that those who have any influence among us, will exert themselves,, and use their utmost efrorts to lay before the home authorities, a plain, statement of the grievances we labour under, our mockery of a government, and our exclusion from those laws and pri. vileges which are the birth-rights of Englishmeu.-Sydney Gazette.
INSTRUCTIONS TO CONSTABLES. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
INSTRUCTIONS TO CONSTABLES. 1. A constable is to be not only firm, but is to be civil and attentive to all persons peaceably conducting them selves. . Hlelis not to enter into conversation with any person while on duty, except on matters of police. . lie is not to answer angrily, to argue,. or use -irritatiung language, or abusive terms to any persons, of what ever rank .or class, under any circum estances whatever. 4. le is not to interfere idly or of ficiously, but to have gootd grounds before he acts, anti then to do his duty with coolness and decision, 5. He is to remember that his stuff is not a bludgeon, but a badge of olice ; and, it used with discretion, only upon emergency, which will obtain from tlhe public respect and assiitance to the berirer. 6. He is to remember that loss of temper will he his loss of plice. 7. He is in all cases to treat a prisoner properly, and to impose upon only such constraint as may be tie. cessairy for his safe custody. 8. 'te is not, in case of...
SYDNEY [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
SYDNEY DeATr wOr.. S FoAScrS FonarEs.- Died on Monday morning, the 8th inst., at Leitrim, Sir Francis Forbes, late Chief Justice of this colony, after a state of declininr health of many years duration, and a long period of the most distressing illness. Every comfort that could alleviate his situation has, alad!i been trled in vain, - the skill" of his eminent friend anid physician, the un remitting tenderness ol his family, the kind sympathy not only of his par-: ticular friends, but we may. say of his morn m?n acquaintance and generally of the whole colony. We .cannot venture to dilate much more on the present occasion, than merely to announce this melancholy event. After adistinguished and highly meritorious career of some years in the public service, first in an honorable situation in Jamaica, uiext as Attorney-General .and Judge of the Admiralty Court in the island of Ber. iudo, and after that as Chief Justice for New!oundland-; Sir-Francis arrived here in ithe year 1824, and c...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
NEW ZEALAND. Abridged from the New Zealand Gazette. The minimum price of crown lands in New Zealand has been raised to £2 an acre, " a price," says the Auckland Herald, " which will effectually pre. vent sales ;" the New Zealand Gazette, holding a contrary opinion. The mails in New Zealand are in many instances carried by the natives. Could not our own black rascals be drilled into some duty of this sort? The Court of Requests in ,New Zealand take cognizance of 'all debts under £50. In this resprct at least the.Anglo-New Zealanders appear to have stolen anmarch upon' us. Progress of Surveys.-At Auckland one thousand five hundred acres of country lands were to be offered on the 1it September; this will have been the first sale of country land. Exceed. ing 30,000 have been appropriated around Port Nicbolson, and. a few months, we think, will find at least as rmuch more given out. At Wangangni, 15,000, are known to be surveyed. And at Taranaki, we have reason to believe, 50,000 will be...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
C. RUFFLE, H AVING completed his arrangements for opening a Pastry and Con fectionery Shop, in addition to his pre sent business, begs to notify to his former patrons, the residents of Geelong, and to visitors generally, that he haI TilIS DAY opened those premises ad joluing his Store, where he will keep on hand a variety of Fancy Biscuits, Sweetmeats, and all other articles usu. ally sold in that line. Wedding Cakes, to order. Dinners, balls, routs, &c. attended to on the shortest notice, OGNGER BEEa, ?c. &c. November 22, 1841. LOST. L OST, Yesterday evening, by Mis. .A BoHUN, while in the act of saving her child, in the water, off the Jetty, A sMArL, stira iPIRsn, containing four £1 Notes, also, a Bracelet of gilt mctal stamlped. It is requested that these will be restored, it found. November 22, 1841. NOTICE. k Titm APHRASIA wilt Ie lail.'ip S in Melbourne until Saiturday next, tor caulking and other repairs; Geelong, 20th Nov. 1811. .EP~RESH~rmE ETENT ROOES0+. SI...
WHOLESALE. GRAIN, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
WBOzLESALzE. GRAIN, &c. Wheat, per bushel .. oo o.. o a o Maize, per bushel .. o 4 o.. o o o Oats, per bushel .... o 8 .. .o 9 0 Barley, per blishel .. o o 0.. o 'o Flour, first, per tori .. 28 o o..32 o Second ........ 24 o o..28 oo 'Ilhird ........ ... u: o.. 0 o0 Hay, V.D.L. per ton'. 15 o o..8 o. a BUILDING MATERIALS:. Bricks, per thousand.. 2 5 0o.. 2 10 o Cedar deals, per foot. o o oo.. o o 0 Pine, per foot ....... o o 6..'o a 8 H-Iardwd boards, 100 f!. I 5' 0.. 1.,8 o Shingles, per thoiusand'. 2 o o.. 2 5 0 Battens, per 100 feet.. I 1 0,...1 7 0 Paling, broad, per 100 2 2. o.. 2 10 0 Narrow ditto ....... 1 o 0...1 15 0 Nails, per lb. ........o o o8.. o 1 o SPIRITS, TOBACCO, &c. Ale, in bottle, per doz. o rG6 o.. o 18 o Porter, per dozen .. o 16 o.. o 18 o Brandy, per gallon .. 1 4 o.'. 1 10 a Gin, per gallon .....o. I-' o o.. 1 o Rum, pet gallon ..... I o .. o o o Port wine, per dozen. 1 16,. .. 2 .10 0 Sherry, per dozen .... Is1 0.. 2 .6 t Negrohead Tobacco, ...
Weekly Calendar. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
W?cokly Calendar. I)uy of Week Evenil of the elnuing 18nn Su Sun tiunth, week. . ,iesa et Tuelon. 2 ...................... n 4 78 Wed.4 . II 4 51 7 0 .Tlhur.25 ...................... . 12 4 5 t O Frld. 20 ....... .............. 13 4 50 7 10 S utur 2 l7 ... o................ 14 4 4 7 11 Sun. 2. t.t Sunday in Advent.. 15 4 49 7 12 Full moun ........... 1iO0%DAY , NOVEN1BI'l 22, IS11.
SUNDAY SHOOTING ACT. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
SUNDAY SIIOOTING AcT.-The first conviction undcr this Act was made on Monday last, when the. penalty of two pounds was at once inflicted.' '-This is sharp practice, and many will' consider that a reprimand would have been sufficient in the first instance, as it is not even generally known that there: is such an act in existence. In this indivi dual case the conviction was no doubt a hardship, but upon the whole we. approve of the magistrate's liine of policy, ,forit is better that by :well timed severity the public should. be put upon their guard,. rather than that hey should be led into-a disrespect of the law through its lax administration. We do not approve of the blank-car. tridge system of .tactics ; but would recommend severity first,' and leniency afterwards. There is at least one respect in which the Hired Servants Act is productive of some good to the public-it keeps the Police Magistrate and the Clerk to the. Bench constantly at the Police Office for a couple of.hours ever...
Markets. CORIO, 22nd November 1841. RETAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
ConrAo, 22nd November 1841. RETAZzi. Bread, per 4 lb. loaf £0 1 3 to.0 0 0 Beef, per lb......... o .o 6... o 0 6 Mlutton, per lb ..... oo .. o o 0 Butter, fresh, per Ib. o 2 6.. 0 o o salt (colonial) .. o 2 0.. o0 0 Cheese (English) per lb o 2 o.. o o o Colonial ........ o 1 4.. o o o Eggs, per dozen .... o 2 6.. o 3 o Bacon. per Ib. ...... o 1 4.. o 1 0 Potatoes, per cwt. .. o018 0.. 1 0o Tea, per Ib. ....... o 4 o.. o 6 0 Sugar, per lb......... o o 4.. o o o Milk, per quart ...... o o 6.. o 0 o Soap, per Ib......... or o 6.. 0 o 8 Candles, mould, per lb o o 10.. o 1 u
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
It is now twelve months since the starting of this paper in Geelong, the present number being the first of the Second Volume and in cimn Spliance with a custom which obtains (an such occasions, we will trespass on our reader's patience with a short review of the past, leaving our readers to draw their own oonalu. sions therefrom. : : The twoi grand objects which we had in view at tlio commenicenent of our labours, were,--lst, To en deavour to attract tlhe attention of strangers to the. numerous: advan tages possessed by this township, and to draw it from th;e obscurity into which it had been cast by the exclusive attention bestowed upon Melbourno; and 2ndly, to keep a watch upon the doings of the local authorities, who had hitherto been 'monarchs of all they surveyed,' and in whose hands the administra tion of justice had fallen into dis repute. To these were of course added, the usual purposes of a news paper, the disseminiation of local news, and the concentration of foreignl in* ...
A Compendious Newspaper ON A NEW PLAN. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
A. Compendious Newspaper oN A NBW PLAN. Stolki or strayed-The common sense of the colony. 'It was last seen at a Governiment land sale, and has not since been heard of. Mlissiug--The wits of the squatters, it is supposed they have gone a-wool gathering. Impounded, in hlie Melbourne banks, all the Geelong cash, branded No Go. if not released immediately it will be otherwise disposed of. 'To be sold by auction-To all who are desirous of being in dependence, Three feet frontage on t!! 'Now Drop at Sydney . Wanted, a little forbearance, and a great dealiof patience, apply at the Crisis Oflice;. Lost, the credit of Mr. Speculator Overreach. The said article was a great deal the worse for wear, and had shrunk considerably in its dimensions of late. Found, the conscience of a hypo crite. It is quite impossible to give a description of the critter, as it appears of different colours in different lights. It is supposed the owner used it for a nightcap. If not claimed it will be -oll to the l...
TRADE IN BONES. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
TIRADE II DOVES., The exportation of bones.from.Ger many to England constitutes a singular epoch in the annals of commerce. Myriads of tons have been already exported without glutting the market, or causing a cessation of the demand. In the north Sea, mills have been erected to pulverise them. This bone powder, or dust, was long ago exclu sively applied to the purposes of hot. houses by German horticulturists; but the English, emboldened by their riches, have extended its use to general objects of agriculture, and fertilise, by these expensive means their cold, humid, and poorest land : and have thus brought the uplands of Notting hamshire, the western parts of Hold erness, &c., into the highest state of cultivation boto in point of extent and intenseness of fertilihty. There is, con-. sequently, a proverb, " that one ton of German bone dust saves the impor tation of ten tons of' German corn." As Malta formerly covered her naked rocks with foreign soil, so dloes England now ...
THE WHARF GANG. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
THE WHARF GANG. Ws beg leave to 'suggest to our Police Magistrate, in the most delicate wiay in the world, thai the whirf gang is, not in such an. efficient state as to ad mit of, the services of any of the men being- diverted from: their proper duties. We 'do not' wisthto 'aoccuse any one of mal.practices, bit welshall not he sorry if we should just.hy ac cident prick the conscience of any one who may be so.guilty. SNio donut, lthe iblest orida mhe strong csat man in the gang is worthi hivirng, bit we certainly must say that li'he would be more advantageously em ployed 'for the public in litting stones on thlle wharf, than in pursuing the feminine employment of milking coils K"' A wink is as good as a nod,"' and we. iopetliiat oir* frieiidly advice will not, be .thrown away ; .oltherwise we msirt have recourse to somne otlliher I neans of making ourvel.ve u tir tood.
CLEVER PROOF. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 November 1841
CLEVEIt PROOF, A Spaniard once met an Indian in one of the vast forests of South Amer ica; both travellers were on horse back. The Spaniard, however, was badly mounted, and the horse of the Indian being young and strong, he asked its possessor to make an exchange -a very modest request certainly. The Indian of course refused, but the Spaniard, being well armed, forcibly dispossessed him of his steed, and con tinued his journey. However, the Indian was not to be thus treated with impunity ; he followed the aggressor to the niext town, and immediately laid his complaint before the judge. The Spaniard was obliged to make his appearance, and to bring the horse along with him. He treated the plain tiffin a most contemptuous manner. branding him as a knave, and asserting that the horse was not only his pro perty, but ihat be had reared it from a foal. There was no evidence to the contrary, and the judge was about to pronounce decision against the Indian, wien the latter suddenly exc'aimed...