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NEWCASTLE A FREE WAREHOUSING PORT.—PUBLIC MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
NEWCASTLE A FREE WAREHOUSING PORT. PUBLIC MEETING. On Monday last a public meeting of the inhabitants of the district was held at the Northumberland Hotel, West Mait- land, to take into consideration the expe- diency of petitioning his Excellency the Governor to recommend that the privileges of a free warehousing port be extended to Newcastle. The meeting was very numerously and respectably attended, by gentlemen from all parts of the district. E. C. Close, Esq., was called to the chair, and opened the business of the meeting by stating that he had always felt a strong interest in Newcastle; he had &nbsp; known it for twenty-seven years, and at one time held a government office there; &nbsp; when the attempt was first made to con- struct the harbour he superintended the formation of the breakwater, upon which 1200 or 1500 men were employed; and &nbsp; having lent his aid to construct the har- bour he would now gladly give his assistance towards making Newcast...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 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. JOHN DOBIE, Esq., J.P. R. GRAHAM, Esq. Dil. 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. J. BLAXLAND, Sex., Esq., M.C. 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. 30...
AN OLD HAND'S CHAUNT. Air—"The Literary Dustman." [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
AN OLD HAND'S CHAUNT. Air-"The Literary Dustman." (Composed by a gentleman of Maitland, and sung at the amateur performance tor the benefit of the Maitland Benevolent Asylum.) 'Tis twenty years, or nearly so, Since I first started farming, And many curious things I've seen, And changes quite alarming; Por then as gay at,any lark I worked till night from dawning-, Then went to bed, and with the sun I rose again nest morning. So, if the truth you'd understand, And wisdom you'd diskher, Just listen to the oldest hand Upon the Hunter Hiver. Soon my two boys grew strong, and then I set yourie; Tom a-mowing, While Dick would'help me make a fence, Or take a turn at ploughing. The girls, too-bless you they'd no pride (Though beauteous as a fairy) f For Sue would sit and husk the corn, " "While Poll worked in the dairv. So if, &c. No stylish coats, nor women's dress Of satin, we were craving ; Our wants wore few, we all worked hard, And money fast were saving: So very soon I bought t...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Friday, May 10. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PUOOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Friday, May 10. In the estate of John Dow, a second meeting : the estate of R. Lord, £4 18s; William Bowen, sen., £47 3s 6d ; the estate of W. T. Arnold, £901 19s 3d ; Catherine Raine, £7 7s 6d. NEW INSOLVENTS. May 9.-William Patty Peek, Parramatta; debts, £1210 4s; balance deficiency, £1087 18s 6d. 10.-John Joseph Ashe, Mitchell's Plains, district of Bathurst, farmer and grazier : debts, £686 19s 9d ; balance deficiency, £77 17s 3d. The trust estate of John Jones, late of Miller's Point, but now of New Zealand, merchant, on the petition of Andrew Blower Smith, Edward Knox, and William Dawes, trustees under the deed of assignment. There was also another petition filed by J. C. M'Laren, manager of the Union Bank. James Crisp, of Myrtle Creek, in the county of Camden, innkeeper: no schedule fiied. Alexander Watt, Bathurst, farmer: debts, £2381 ; balance deficiency, £281. May 15.-Robert Wood, of George-st...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
Birth. On the 15th instant, at her residence, West Maitland, Mrs. Ikin, of a daughter. Death. Died, at Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope, on the 10th February, 1844, in the 79th year of her age, Ann Biddulph, widow of the late Simon Biddulph, Esq., formerly of Tamworth, in the County of Stafford. She was only daughter of Thomas Burnett, Esq., Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy, and great grand daughter of the celebrated Gilbert Burnett, Bishop of Salisbury, and (upon the death of her brother, the late Major-General John Burnett), became sole legal personal representative of that learned prelate.
THE HUNTER RIVER AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. THE FIRST ANNUAL SHOW. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
THE HUNTER RIVER AGRICUL- TURAL SOCIETY. THE FIRST ANNUAL SHOW . On Tuesday last the first show of the Hunter River Agricultural Society was held in the yards and sheds at the rear of the Albion Inn. The show of stock was not so abundant as had been anticipated, but it was still such as to be very satisfactory ; and there can be no doubt that another year's active exertion on the part of the society will produce a show much more grati- fying in every respect. The day was unfor- tunately cloudy and cold, with a considerable fall of rain 'in the early part, which somewhat damped the spirits of the spectators, and no ..doubt prevented many persons from attending the show who otherwise would have done so. The horses that were shown were pronounced , by most persons to be finely proportioned and symmetrical. A beautiful spirited black entire horse was exhibited as a draught horse by Mr. Rickards, but was rejected on account of being more aged than the rules allowed. He was, however, much...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 May 1844
HUNTER HIVER DISTRICT HEWS. [from our correspondents.] NEWCASTLE. The Election.-The pollingTor the election of District Councillors terminated at four o'clock p.m. on Friday, the 10th instant, in favour of Messrs. Richardson and Hudson. The state of the poll at the close was as follows :-Richardson 29, Hudson 28, Kemp 20, Brown l8. State of the Gaol.-The following was the state of H. M. gaol on Wednesday last :-For trial, males 37, female 1 ; for other stations, males 2 ; under sentence to the treadmill, male 1 ; under sentence to hard labour, males 4, females 3 ; in the cells, females 2 ; confines, males 4, female 1 ; waiting for assignment, females 4; total, males 48, females 11. In hospital, males 3, females 4. Shipping.-The barque Arachne sailed from this port on Tuesday, the 14th; and the brig Martha arrived in port on Wednesday, the 15th. JERRY'S PLAINS. We have bad a sufficient fall of rain to admit of wheat sowing, and the farmers are everywhere busy in, this hopeful occupat...
SINGLETON BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. "First Report of the Singleton and Patrick's Plains Benevolent Society. 1844. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
SINGLETON BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. "First Report of the Singleton and Patricke Plains Benevolent Society. 1844. " In presenting the first report of the Singleton and Patiick's Plains Benevolent Society, your "committee deem it incumbent on them to state as concisely as possible the motives which prompted and the connecting circumstances which gave rise to its formation. "The statement may, it is submitted, be con- sidered the more necessary, inasmuch as many individuals in the district are unacquainted with its existence, its rise, its motives, or the objects it has in view; but being made more generally known, it may confidently be expected many will become members, many its steady sup- porters. " One of the connecting circumstances of its rise and formation was the fact that the amount of all fines inflicted in petty sessions, in cases of drunkenness and assault, were appropriated to the use of the Benevolent Society in Sydney. These fines, of a considerable amount, were thus withdrawn...
TSCHERKESSIAN LAMB SKINS—BLACK SHEEP WOOL, &c. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
TSCHERKESSIAN LAMB SKINS-BLACK SHEEP WOOL, &c. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen-I have always been of opinion that it is the duty of every individual in a com- munity, be his talents ever so humble, to offer boldly whatever suggestions he may deem profitable to the public. I therefore crave the opportunity, and the medium of your excellent little hebdomadal, the Maitland Mercury, to retail to the woolgrowers of the colony a hint which I culled the other day from the work of the celebrated traveller and naturalist, Dr. Pallas. It may, and it may not, turn out profitable ; it is for them to judge and try, for me to fulfil a duty. The passage is from the Latin notes of the works of that gentleman, and translated by the late Dr. Guthrie, of Petersburgh. " The inhabitants of the Ukrain and Podolia, as soon as a lamb is dropped, in order to aug- ment its beauty, and make it bring a higher price, sew it up in a sort of coarse linen shirt, so as to keep up a continu...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] BLACK CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
HOTTTER RIVER DISTRICT NBWS. [from our correspondents.] BLACK CREEK. The Weather.-The rain, so long required, is now falling in a steady, genial manner, with every appearance of a continuance ; an event much to be desired by the settlers, as the wheat sowing has been delayed to a late period in consequence of the dry state of the ground. The man who sold the sheep here, as mentioned in my last, has been committed by the Patrick's Plains bench of magistrates to. take his trial for embezzlement. May 24th, 1844. NEWCASTLE. Inquest.-An inquisition was held before J. S. Parker, Esq., coroner, on Saturday last, at the Queen Victoria Arms, on view of the body of Samuel Reynolds, otherwise known as Cranky Sam, from his being of unsound mind, whose remains were found on Thursday, the 16th inst., at the " Folly," near Mrs. Tighe's fanny about three miles from Newcastle. The dis- appearance of the unfortunate deceased was noticed in the Mercury a few weeks back. The body, as it lay at the lowe...
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at the yards opposite the Rose Inn, at twelve, horses, cattle, &c. WEDNESDAY. Mr. James Solomon, at the Union Hotel, at three p.m., land near West Maitland. thursday. Mr. James Solomon, at the Horse Bazaar, at one, horses, cattle, and other property.
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks, storekeeperr Cassilis, Mr. James Piper Dungog, Mr. Thomas Abbott Hinton, Mr. Robert Houshold, postmaster Jerry's Plains, Mr. J. J. Harpur, postmaster Merton, Mr. William Evenness 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 by the proprietors, Thomas William Tucker and Richard Jones, at the Maitland Mercury Office, High-street, West Maitland, county of ^Northumberland, New South Wales.
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. NEWCASTLE SUNDAY SCHOOLS. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
«szaxjiriUi COBBBSPOSrSEirCB. NEWCASTLE SUNDAY SCHOOLS. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen-The bell which on week days is rung to call together the workmen on the north shore of our harbour, has been heard on the two last Sabbath Days sweetly sounding, at eight o'clock in the morning and at two in the afternoon, for the purpose of calling the children connected with the factory at Stockton to attend the Sunday School, which, as well as a similar one at Newcastle, is conducted by Mr. J. Stewart, a son of the Rev. R. Stewart, the highly .respected Presbyterian minister at present officiating at Newcastle ; who has also performed divine service at Stockton, at three o'clock in the afternoon of the two last, and intends to continue doing so on each succeeding, Sunday, at the same time and place : these benefits will no doubt be fully appreciated by the parties receiving them. It must be gratifying to all lovers of good order to hear of these doings at the entrance of the ...
IMPOUNDINGS. (From the Government Gazette.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
IMPOUNDINGS. (From the Government Gazette.) At Murrurundi, on the 26th April, from the A. A. Company's run, Warrah-One strawberry cow, branded Ii-&lt;T, &lt;z> under, off rump; one yellow poley cow, branded TC near rump, CT, 2 under, off ramp ; one brown sided cow, top off off ear, branded 41 off rump, SB near rump, with a heifer calf by her side ; one dark brindle sided bullock, branded JC off rump, of off thigh j one red and white heifer, branded JJ «h under, off ribs; one red heifer, white belly, same brand; one yellow bullock, branded «*R conjoined off thigh, SC, 7 under, near ribs ; one yellow bullock, same brands ; one brindled and white bullock, branded T near rump, like W H or N on the thigh; one yellow and white bullock, branded IP off rump, CB or CH near rump ; one brown and white bullock, brand d WK off rump and ribs, some other indistinct brands on the off ribs; one red sided bullock, near ear slit, notch out of off ear, branded 7 off shoulder; one red...
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
TERMS. The " Maitland Mercury " is published every Saturday morning. The terms of subscription are :-In Maitland and Morpeth Is. Gd. 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 31s£ March, 30th June, 30th September, and dist 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. The charges for advertisements are :-For the first inch of space (eight lines) and under, 3s., and Is. per indi after, each insertion. Parties sending advertisements must state on them the number of times they arc 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 witt be received u...
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. Upon the whole business has been somewhat more lively during the past week than for a few weeks previously, though very little produce has been brought into the town. In the grain market but little has been doing, though good samples of wheat have a slight tendency to an advance, some having this week realised 3s. per bushel. Neither maize nor barley has been this week offered for sale. About 4 cwt. or 5 cwt. of prime bacon and hams was in the early part of the week brought in from the Wollombi, which was purchased for the Sydney market at 3d. per lb. There has been a rise of a few shillings per chest upon tea in Sydney, but no advance has as yet taken place either in the wholesale or retail prices in Maitland. Dairy produce, vegetables, and fruit have undergone no alteration whatever.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
T Notice. »HE first class Schooner, WAVE, Couch, Master, will leave Morpeth for Sydney on or about the 28th instant. For freight, &c, apply to the undersigned JOHN ANLABY, Morpeth; Orto ROBERT TOWNS, No. 367, Castlereagh-street, Sydney. All kinds of goods intended for shipment by the above vessel for Sydney will be stored at Morpeth free of cost to the shippers. JOHN ANLABY. Morpeth, May 22, 1844. 366 Notice to Shippers of Horses per "Winiam Mitcalfe," for Calcutta* THE WILLIAM MIT CALFE will be ready to take in Horses on Monday, the 27 th instant, and Thursday, the 30th, will be the last day on which they can be received. An early application is requisite for securing stalls, the number being limited to sixty, of which the greater part are engaged. Apply on board, or to GRIFFITHS, GORE, & CO., Bent-street, Sydney, May 22. 373 MAXTXlANS AMATEUR THEATRE, Nearly opposite tne Rose Xnn. Under the Patronage of E. C. Close, Esquire, Warden of the District. By particular de...
SOUTH SEA ISLANDS. TAHITI. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
SOUTH SEA XSXiAXTDS. TAHITI. By the arrival of II.M.S. Hazard on Saturday last intelligence has been received from Tahiti to the 3rd of April ; frojn which it appears that just before the arrival of the Hazard at that island a serious skirmish had taken place between the French and the natives. A fortified camp had been erected by the French on the narrow neck of land which connects the northern and southern parts of the island, by which some of the natives wished to pass, but were refused by the French, and a battle ensued, in which it is stated that the French were routed, with the loss of between 70 and 80 men, whilst the Tahitians lost comparatively very few. A large body of French troops were afterwards despatched to the mountains. The French Governor had declared the island in a state of siege and blockade, and when the Hazard sent a boat on shore, the officer and crew were detained several hours, and when sent back were informed that no British subject would be allowed to lan...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
EXTGX.ISH NEWS. The celebrated Madame Catalini died at Rome on the 17th December last, aged 57. She has left a fortune of upwards of £200,000 to her three children. Earl Grey was so dangerously ill in January that death was considered certain. Mr. Hobler, who for fifty-four years held the office of clerk at the Mansion House, died in Janunry, in the eightieth year of his age. Death of Admiral Sir C. E. Nugent. This gallant and veteran officer died in the 86th year of his age on Sunday, the 14th January, at the residence of George Banks, Esq., M.P., Studland, Dorsetshire. Sir Charles entered early into the service, as his commission of post captain is dated May 2nd, 1779. The French Charge d'Affaires in Switzerland has delivered a note to the president of the Federal Union, requesting that no public honors may be shown towards the Due de Bordeaux in the event of his visiting Switzerland, because he had of late conducted himself as a real pretender to the throne of France. General Edu...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
XHCAITZiAND PRICE CURRENT. £ s. d. Ales, London, per hogshead. 5 10 O Elliott's Stout, ditto. 5 0 O Bottled, per dozen -10s6dto Oil 0 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 0 0 Annatto, per lb. 0 6 0 Arrowroot, 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 0 Bottled Fruits, per bottle. 0 2 0 Per dozen . 0 l8 0 Bread, per loaf of 41bs . 0 0 G Bricîts, 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.5d to 0 0 10 Calf Skins, each.2s to 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 .13s to 0 1'5 0 Coffee, per lb .Gd to 0 0 10 Currants, Zan te, per lb.8d to 0 0 10 Eggs, per dozen .7d to 0 0 9 Firewood, per load.Is Gd to 0 3 0 Flour : (Portus's Mills, for cash on delivery) First quality, per 100 lbs. 0 12 Ö Second, ditto. 0 10 0 Ration, ditto. 0 9 0 Bran, ditto. 0 5 0 (Nichol...