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IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 May 1844
IMPOUNDINGS. At West Maitland pound, on -6th May, from Windermere, the following working bullocks-A red and white bullock, wide horns, branded on the off rump apparently JS, 557 under, on near rump 2 ; a black sided bullock, white in face, back, belly, tail, and legs white, branded on the shoulder near side JC, on ribs same side JC, on rump same side JC, 2 under; a red bullock, cocked horns, rump and belly white, branded on the off rump WL; a red and white spotted bullock, horns about two inches long, branded on the off rump WF, marked in both ears; a brown and black spotted sided bullock, speckled head and rump, snail horns, branded on the ribs offside JC ,* a brindle or red sided bullock, back, belly, and tail white, branded on the off rump CB, apparently 275 under, on same shoulder apparently A; a yellow or light red bullock, rump and tail white, branded on the near rump WD ; a red stag, marked in both ears, a little white under the belly, branded on the off rump JS, 33 under, of...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 May 1844
PASTORAL ASSOCIATION of New South Wales. Committee. CHAIRMAN-BENJAMIN BOYD, ESQ. W. BLAND, ESQ., M.C. M. C. O'CONNELL, ESQ. W. C. WENTWORTH, ESQ., M.C. W. DUMARESQ, ESQ., M.C. THOMAS WALKER, ESQ., M.C. GEORGE M'LEAY, ESQ. m JOHN DOBIE, ESQ., J.P. R. GRAHAM, ESQ. Du. NICHOLSON, M.C. FRANCIS TAAFFE, ESQ. ROBERT GORE, ESQ. W. FOSTER, ESQ., M.C. J. PHELPS ROBINSON, ESQ., M.C. CHARLES COWPER, ESQ., M.C. O. BLOXSOME, ESQ. _ H. H. MACARTHUR, ESQ., M.C. R. WINDEYER, ESQ., M.C. ROBERT JOHNSTONE, ESQ. ROBERT LOWE, ESQ., M.C. F. LORD, ESQ., M.C. W. H. SUTTOR, ESQ., M.C. D'ARCY WENTWORTH, ESQ., M.C. HENRY O'BRIEN, ESQ., J.P. T. A. MURRAY, ESQ., M.C. J. Phelps Robinson, Esq., M.C, having been appointed Treasurer of the Association, the .Subscriptions of persons desirous of becoming Members are to be paid or remitted to that gentleman, at No. 2, Church-hill; where also communications for the Secretary are to be addressed. CHARLES D. LOGAN, Secretary. Sydney, April 22. 308 Newcastle a Free Port. A...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 May 1844
AT a General Meeting of stockholders and others interested in the prosperity of the colony, held at the Rose Inn, West Maitland, on Tuesday, April 23rd, 1844, E. C. Close, Esq., in the chair, the following resolutions were unani- mously adopted. Moved by C. M. Doyle, Esq., seconded by C. Reynolds, Esq. : 1. That this meeting regards with feelings of the deepest alarm the regulations respecting the occupation of crown lands under squatting licenses, published in the Government Gazette, of 2nd April, 1844 ; such regulations being, in the opinion of this meeting, unconstitutional in their application and character, oppressive in their influence, and calculated to add materially to the existing distresses of the colony. That the right claimed by the Executive Government of imposing arbitrary and unlimited imposts for the occupation of crown lands, affects the vital interests of the whole colonial community, and renders the right of imposing taxes by the representatives of the people alm...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. DISTRICT ELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 May 1844
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. DISTRICT ELECTION. On Tuesday last, at twelve o'clock, a numerous meeting assembled at the courthouse, for the purpose of nominating two councillors to serve in the room of Simon Kemp and H. Boyce, Esqs., who retire by rotation. Major CRUMMER, the Warden of the district, having statad the objects of the meeting, called upon those gentlemen who had candidates to propose to proceed to the business of the day. The Rev. Mr. WILTON said the time had now arrived for them to use the privileges of the elective franchise. If a man was found active and diligent, disposed to sacrifice his private interest to the service of the public, and to devote his time and attention to the duties of the Council, he was the man they wanted ; and such a man was Mr. Simon Kemp. He had been tried, and was found to be a good and true man, and he had much pleasure in nominating him as a fit and proper person for a seat in the Council. Mr. J. REID...
ORIGINAL POETRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 May 1844
ORIGINAL POETRY. Life is a fearful thing !-to be, With little gleam of knowledge why, Hung in this world's immensity, &nbsp; With doubt and change in all we see Under the starry sky And burthened thus with mystery, How terrible to die. Man is at best a vision dim, With all his hope and all his pride ! Or fill'd with glory to the brim, "Or whelm'd in shame, as fishes swim Within the ocean tide, The past alike records of him He suffered and he died. Then sure BEYOND some guerdon lies, When freed by Death's mysterious spell, Por those, 'gainst dictates pure and wise, And all fraternal sympathies, Who know not to rebel ; And some reversion in the skies For those who suffer well. CHARLES HARPUR.
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
E-jTUNETT If&VS, The District Elections.-The following gentlemen have been elected members of the Sydney District Council, viz., Messrs. Flood, Kettle, Macdermott, and Cape.-For Parramatta: Messrs. Pye, Howison, and Nichols.-For Windsor : Messrs. Tuckerman, M'Quade, Hale, and Cross.-For Goulburn : Messrs. Campbell, Brodie, and Marsden. The fourth candidate, Mr. Waugh, not being present to answer the declaration of qualification, the Warden would not return him upon the list. Port Phillip Election.-The official return of this election gives the following as the result : -Mitchell, 195; Young, 334; O'connell, 94. A protest was entered and notice given on the part of Captain O'connell of an appeal against the return. Unemployed Mechanics.-On Saturday last twenty-four mechanics employed at the new gaol were discharged, nine from the Dispensary, and several from the Council Chambers. It was stated that they intended to meet on the race course on Monday, and proceed in a body to G...
THE SQUATTING REGULATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
THE SQUATTING REGULATIONS. The Sydney Herald of Monday last states that the Governor complains that the new regulations of April 2nd have not been fairly construed, and gives the following as a summary of the des- patches sent by his Excellency to Lord Stanley by the General Hewitt. The document does not however appear to be an official one. 1. Every squatter, after an occupation of five years, shall have an opportunity afforded to him of purchasing a portion of his run, not less than 320 acres, for a homestead. 2. The value of any permanent and useful improvements which he may have made on the land shall be allowed to him ; but the land itself (exclusive of improvements) cannot be-sold for less than the established minimum price of £1 per acre. 3. Any person who may have purchased a homestead shall not be disturbed in the possession of his run during the following eight years. He must, however, continue to take out, for the unpurchased parts of it, the usual license, and pay on it ...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. PLANTING VINES. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
ORIGXKTJ&.ZI CGRRES£>OX?I>ECTCS. PLANTING VINES. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen-This being now the righi time to prepare for the planting of vines (their culture is as simple as that of gooseberries or corn), and as it has been settled beyond a question that good wine can be produced on any part of the Hunter (and that, too, from '¿he ripe grapes, with greater facility than the brewing of beer), no person possessed of a few acres of dry light land should be without his vineyard. In short, it will be a mark, ere long, of a want of intel- ligence, if not of actual imbecility, on the part of the resident proprietor, if he does not pos- sess his plot of vineyard. The matter of two acres planted, say one acre as vineyard, and another as orchard and garden, may be readily kept in order, and in every way attended to, by the average labour of one man during the year; and thal small portion of land will generally produce every year, without any other expense ...
BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. A general meeting of the committee of this institution was held on Thursday last, at the Northumberland Hotel, West Maitland, for the purpose of appointing a sub-committee and transacting other business connected with the institution. A. Lang, Esq., was in the chair. The Chairman read the followwg : " Report of the Sub-Committee of the Maitland Benevolent Asylum. "The sub-committee, in concluding their labours for the quarter ending 1st May, have merely to congratulate the committee on the continued success of their exertions, and to report that there is a balance in hand of £13 9s. 7d., and that theatrical performances are now in the course of progress which it is hoped, by the aid of the public, will considerably increase the funds now in hand. There have been 20 persons admitted, 5 of whom still remain in the asylum. As the winter season is now fast approaching, your committee hope no exertion will be lost in procuring subscriptions and donations for the presen...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
IMPOUNDINGS. At Cassilis, the undermentioned cattle-One red and white cow, branded FC off shoulder, EJ, 6 under, off rump, with calf by her side, unbranded ; one light brindle cow and calf, brand illegible ; one black heifer, brand off hip illegible; one red and white heifer, supposed CP off rump; one dark brown cow, branded PR near rump, calf by her side ; one red and white spotted steer, branded PR near rump ; one red heifer, branded PR near rump ; one red and white cow, branded T off rump, calf by her side ; one red and white heifer, supposed brand NJ off rump. If not released on or before the 28th instant, they will be sold. Thomas Barnard, Poundkeeper. Cassilis, 7th May, 1844. At Anvil Creek, May 11th-One brown cob gelding, long tail, two small white spots_under saddle off side, branded IB or JB off shoulder, and a star apparently on near shoulder ; damages 5s. If not duly released, will be sold. E. Franks, Poundkeeper.
THE HARBOUR OF NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
THE HARBOUR OF NEWCASTLE. We have been favored by Captain Livingstone with the following particulars relative to the harbour of Newcastle, which, as coming from a practical man, are worthy of consideration : Captain Livingstone states that in the year 1832 he took the ship Cumberland, 600 tons, in and out of Newcastle harbour without any difficulty ; when she left she drew eighteen feet of water, In the same year he wrote to the Governor, recommending that the breakwater should be carried across to Nobby's Island, and also that Nobby's should be cut down, so that vessels approaching with southerly winds might not be becalmed or baffled. He also recom- mended the laying down of buoys, and his Excellency sent down engineers to inspect the harbour and report thereon. The recom- mendation of Captain Livingstone, with respect to the breakwater, was carried into effect, and Captain L. states that he has no doubt that when the breakwater is completed Newcastle will be a safe and good port ...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks, storekeeper Cassilis, Mr. James Piper Dungog, Mr. Thomas Abbott Hinton, Mr. Robert Houshold, postmaster Jerry's Plains, Mr. J. J. Harpur, postmaster Merton, Mr. William Evcrnes3 Murrurundi, Mr. A. Wightman, White Hart Inn 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 hy the proprietors, Thomas William Tucker and Richard Jones, at the Maitland Mercury Office, High-street, West Maitland, county of Northumberland, New South Wales.
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. Business upon the whole has this week been very slack indeed, scarcely any transactions of consequence having taken place, and but little produce of any kind has been brought in to town ; though several dray loads of wool have passed through. In the grain market there is no improvement, wheat remaining nearly stationary. Cape barley will not sell at all, unless the samples are of very superior quality, and then it will not fetch more than from lOd. to Is. per bushel. Good English barley is Tather in demand, and realises from 2s. 6d. to 3s. per bushel; 3s. is the. pripe given in Maitland for malting purposes. The quantity of new maize which has lately been poured in has caused a glut in this article, and the price is rather on the decline. Good bacon is in demand, and will realise from 2£d. to 3d. per lb. Dairy produce has undergone no alteration, with the exception of butter, which has a tendency to decline in price, both in Sydney and Maitland. The storekeepers ...
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. THIS DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. THIS DAY. íur. jeremiah Ledsam, at the Rose Inn, at eleven, household furniture, and miscellaneous property. TUESDAY. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at the yards opposite the Rose Inn, at twelve, horses, cattle, &c. WEDNESDAY. Mr. A. Dodds, at his sale yards, at twelve, horses, cows, heifers, steers, and bull. Mr. A. Dodds, at Mr. Anlaby's stores, Mor- peth, at one, beef casks. THURSDAY. Mr. James Solomon, at the Horse Bazaar, at one, horses, cattle, and other property.
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
TERMS. The " Maitland Mercury " ¿« published every Saturday morning. The terms of subscription are :-In Maitland and Morpeth 7s. 6d. per quarter, if paid in advance 6s. 6d. ; in Sydney and the country 8s. per quarter, if paid in advance Is. The quarters end on the 31sf March, 30ift June, 30£ft September, and 31 si December respectively, at tcJiich 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. The charges for advertisements are :-For the first inch of space (eight lines) and under, 2s., and Is. 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 toill be rec...
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 — 18 May 1844
SYDNEY NIÏWS. Wholesale Prices of Colonial Farm and Dairy Produce in the Sydney Market, during the present week. Wheat is without any deviation ; the prices varying from 2s 9d to 33 per bushel. Good samples of colonial growth are saleable. Flour continues without alteration, and at the principal mills is selling at £11 per ton for first flour, and £9 for seconds. Maize is rather on the decline, the highest price which can now be obtained for the best samples is Is 3d per bushel. Cape Barley finds very few purchasers, and is only realising Is per bushel of 52 lbs. English Barley is still in demand, and realising about 3s per bushel. Hay is still in demand, though little or no increase has taken place in the price. Bacon and Hams are scarce, and in demand. Cheese is still dull of sale, and there is no prospect of any advance in the price of this article. Butter is still plentiful ; the best samples are realising 6d per lb. Potatoes.-The market is well supplied, and the prices range at...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
IVIAITÜAÍTO PRICE CTTRREWT. £ .«. d. Ales, London, per hogshead . 5 10 0 Elliott's Stout, ditto. 5 0 0 Bottled, per dozen.10s Gd to Oil 0 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 0 0 Annatio, per lb. 0 6 0 Arroioroot, per lb. 0 1 0 Beer, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 2 0 0 Bees Wax, per lb. 0 4 0 Bluestone, per lb.Is Gd to 0 2 Ó 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 8 Butter, fresh, per lb .3d to 0 0 10 Calf Skins, each.2s lo 0 2 G Candles, mould, per lb .4d to 0 0 6 Dip, per lb.4d to 0 0 5 Cheese, per lb .3d to 0 0 8 Coal, per ton. 0 13 0 Coffee, per lb.Gd to 0 1 Ö Currants, Zante, per lb.8d to 0 0 10 Eggs, per dozen .Gd to 0 0 9 Fh ewood, per load.Is 6d to 0 8 ti Flour: (Portus's Mills, for cash on delivery) First qua'ity, per 100 lbs. 0 12 0 Second, ditto. 0 10.0 Ration, ditto. 0 9 0 Bran, ditto. 0 5 0 (Nicholson's Mil...
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1844. NEWCASTLE A FREE PORT—THE MEETING ON MONDAY LAST. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
THE MAITLAND MEEOUEY, SATURDAY, MAY l8, 1844. NEWCASTLE A FREE PORT-THE MEET- ING ON MONDAY LAST. The meeting on Monday last was very numerously and respectably attended; many of the most influential settlers from various parts of the lower district were present. The proceedings were marked by unanimity, almost to dullness; every person present had evidently made up his mind that the district was fully ripe for being thrown open to the commerce of the world, and that if Newcastle were made a free warehousing port it would directly increase our trade and promote our pros- perity. A full report of the proceedings will be found in our Supplement of this day. It will be seen by an advertisement in another column that the petition has been forwarded to nearly all the towns in the district for signature ; and if the inhabitants do their duty, there is strong ground for hoping that his Excellency will comply with the prayer of the petition. It will be 'observed that the signature sheets ar...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
Cantío» to the Puoîic. STOLEN, from Cockfighter's Creek, on Monday, the 6th of May, a Brown HORSE, black mane, switch tail, a blaze in the forehead, branded TF under the saddle on the near side, one white foot, small sear under the knee on the front of each leg. 356 JAMES WATSON. Maitland Fastoral Association. THE PETITIONS to Her Majesty, the Houses of Lords and Commons, and the Legislative Council having arrived, a MEET- ING is requested at the Rose Inn, in Maitland, of the Pastoral Association on Monday, the 20th instant, at Twelve o'clock, for the purpose of determining the best and most expeditious mode of obtaining signatures. E. C. CLOSE, Chairman of the Pastoral Committee, Maitland. Morpeth, 16th May, 1844. 351 Maitland Races. THE MAITLAND RACES will take place on Tuesday the 25th, Wednesday the 26th, and Thursday the 27th, of June, 1844, when the following prizes will be run for. Tuesday. 1. The Maitland Purse of £50, with a Sweep- stakes of £3 added; for horses of all ages...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
ENGI.XSH NEWS. By an arrival at Hobart Town, English news has been received up to the 24th January. There is no intelligence of any particular interest. The following are a few particulars gleaned from the Sydney papers. The trial of Mr. O'connell and the other repealers commenced on the 15th January, but had proceeded no further than the examination of a few printers and engravers respecting the printing of repeal cards and similar documents, and two reporters who had attended a repeal meeting at Tullamore. The trials were likely to last some months. Parliament was to meet on the 1st Febíüary, for the despatch of important business. The Marquis of Westminster had joined the Anti-Corn-Law Association, and had subscribed £500 to its funds. Sir Francis and Lady Burdett are dead. Lady Burdett died on the 12th, and Sir Francis on the 23rd January. Sir Hudson Lowe and the Marquis of Hastings are also dead. Mr. Robert Montgomery Martin, the colonial historian, had received the appointment...