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THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1844. THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CROWN LANDS OF THE COLONY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
THE MAITLAND MERCUEY, ¡SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1844. THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CROWN LANDS OF THE COLONY. In discussing the "new squatting regu- lations, we'have throughout regarded them -as a natural -effect of an injudicious and faulty system. The management of the crown lands of the colony, and the appro ?priation of the revenues arising therefrom, nave hitherto been virtually vested, in the Secretary of State for the Colonies, and the Governor of the Colony, for the time being. We are not disposed to deny that this arrangement is In accordance with constitutional right and usage, but we believe that it is fraught with several serious disadvantages, and that the trust would be more beneficially administered if transferred to the Governor and Legislative Council of the colony. It may perhaps be urged by the rigid sticklers for prero- gative that this would be compromising the rights of the crown. But the rights of the crown, with regard to the waste lands of this colony, have already been y...
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE. PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
COIiOariAI. XNTEUXGENCE. PORT PHILLIP. Price op Sheep.-The price of sheep appears to be on the advance. A short time since Mr. Powlett obtained 7s. per head, cash, for a large flock. Mr. Hamilton also disposed of 500 three-year-old ewes at 9s. cash, and some rams at 3 guineas each. Mr. M'Lachlan had been offered 8s. per head for a flock of 3000 mixed sheep. District Council of Bourke.-The following gentlemen have been elected members of the Bourke District Council:-Dr. Macarthur, Messrs. Thomas Wills, Edward Curr, and Ed- ward Eyre Williams. Wool and Bark.-On looking to the exports for the last two years, we find that the wool shipped from this port from the 1st October, 1842, to 31st March, 1843, amounted to 2,067,305 lbs. ; bark during the same period, 800 tons. For the half year commencing October, 1843, and ending March, 1844, the wool was 3,284,929 lbs. ; the bark 1703 tons-showing an increase on the former of 1,214,624 lbs.; and on the latter of 903 tons. The wool shipped from...
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen-Perhaps you will allow me a little of your space while I make a few remarks on the following passage in the speech delivered at Camden :-> "It might have been perhaps thrown away perhaps squandered in champagne, as was said by his Excellency to have" been the case with a large portion of capital; he would quote the very words-/Why the whole country for miles, almost for hundreds of miles, round Melbourne, is strewed to this day with champagne bottles.' Are the colonists so degraded, so lost, that they would spend a million of money in champagne or other luxuries ? This very rash expression, as he must call it, although made by the Governor, was at the time hastily, incautiously used ; but he much regretted that his Excellency had not the wisdom to suppress it afterwards ; he should have prevented its circulation, and not sent it round the world to be used to our prejudice." Was this so rash ? Was the fact untrue ? It was quite in ...
BRITISH EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
BRITISH EXTRACTS. Exportation of Cattle to Belgium.-The agents acting for his Majesty King Leopold in this country have made another large purchase of prize bulls, rams, and ewes, for the purpose of improving the breed of horned cattle and sheep in Belgium. On Tuesday 12 bulls of the best English breed, 15 rams, and 30 ewes, were shipped off to Ostend on account of the Belgium government, making a total of 80 bulls, 100 milch cows, and 300 rams and ewes, that have been exported from England to Antwerp and Ostend within the last six weeks by the agents. They are all prize cattle, and have been purchased at first-rate prices, the expense being no object, as the King of the Belgians is desirous to have some of the finest specimens of the English breeds to carry out the grand plan of agricultural improvement and rural economy throughout his kingdom by offering annual prizes and encourage- ment to the farming interest.-Bell's Weekly Messenger. Expenses of the United States Govern- ments....
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 — 25 May 1844
SYI>WET NEWS. Wholesale Prices of Colonial Farm and Dairy Produce in the Sydney Market, during the present Week. Wheat.-This market continues without any alteration from last week, prices varying from 2s 9d to 3s per bushel for best samples of colonial growth, which are saleable. Flour continues steady, and is selling at £11 per ton for first flour, and £9 for seconds. Maize remains in about the same state as last week, realising Is to Is 3d per bushel. Cape Barley is very dull of sale, realising Is per bushel of 52 lbs. English Barley is still saleable for malting, and fetching about 3s per bushel for best samples ; inferior not saleable. Hay.-Hay is still in demand for shipment, realising about £3 per ton, but great care must be taken to have the trusses well compressed and bound very strong, otherwise it is unsaleable. Bacon and Hams are in demand, and good articles meet with ready sale. Cheese still continues very dull of sale. Butter.-This market is abundantly supplied, and ...
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
SYDNEY NEWS. District Elections.-For the district of | Berrima, Mr. John Nicholson, jun., and Mr. ; James Harper have been returned. For Illa- warra, Mr. Alick Osborne and Mr. James Mackay Gray. For Queanbeyan, Mr. William John Packer and Mr. W. Foxton Hayley. For Bathurst, Mr. W. Lane, Mr, R. Smith, and Mr. T. Kite. Unemployed Mechanics.-On Wednesday, the 15th instant, about forty of the mechanics who were lately discharged from the government works waited upon his Excellency, who cour- teously received them, but declared that he had neither funds nor work to employ them with, and that he knew not what to do unless he sent them into the interior, where he observed their labour was much wanted for agricultural pur- poses. His Excellency also promised to appoint commissioners to enquire fintq the existing distresses, and report thereon; and in the interim he assured them that the wants of their wives and children should be supplied, to keep them from starvation, of which they express...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
Birth. On Wednesday, the 1st May, at Luskintyre, Hunter River, Mrs. Todhunter, of a daughter. Deaths. On Saturday, the 18th May, at Luskintyre, Hunter River, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. W. Todhunter, aged 37 years, leaving a family of nine children to lament her loss. At Newcastle, on the 22nd instant, Mr. John Gow, formerly of Fettercairn, Scotland, in the 44th year of his age, leaving a widow and six children to lament their irreparable loss.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
JOB AM) BOOK PKINTI1TO. A N extensive addition having been just made J\ to the PLAIN and FANCY JOBBING TYPE at the "IVXAIXXAIffS WTERCtTRY" GENERAI. printing ornes, Parties requiring Posting or Hand Bills, Books, Pamphlets, Catalogues, Leases, Title Deeds, Circulars, Cards, Bill-heads, Cheques, plain or colored Labels, Baker's Bills, Impounding, Law and other Forms, &c. &c. can have them executed in a superior manner, with great despatch, and at reasonable prices. At .t OfcucrîU iMVetliigr of stockholders and others interested in the prosperity of the colony, held at the Rose Inn, West Maitland, on Tuesday, April 23d, 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, 184...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Saturday, May 18. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Saturday, May 18. In the estate of John Dow, an adjourned second meeting : the estate of Foss and Lloyd, £53 5s 3d. Tuesday, May 21. In the estate of Robert Ramsay Mackenzie, a second meeting: Sir George Mackenzie, Coul, Scotland, £6600 ; the representatives of George Mackenzie, deceased, £3000; E. B. Boulton, £304 8s; R. Allwood, £643 19s 6d; F. H. Henslowe, £643 19s 6d. Wednesday, May 22. In the estate of John Dow, an adjourned second meeting: W. Beames, £336 14s 6d. &nbsp; NEW INSOLVENTS. Thomas Piper, of Bathurst, grazier: debts, £490; balance deficiency, £215. Benjamin Such Mountcastle, of Pitt-street, Sydney, hat maker; debts, £258 11s 8d; balance deficiency, £161 18s 8d. May 20.—Edmund Lockyer, of Lockyersleigh, near Goulburn, settler: debts, £10,215 4s 5d; balance deficiency, £1631 4s 5d. 21.—Robert Broad, of George-street, Sydney, draper: no schedule filed. &nbsp; THE QUEEN'S B...
ORIGINAL POETRY. THE SONG OF LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 25 May 1844
ORIGINAL POETRY. THE SONG OF LIFE. Oh, glad are the notes of the springtime bird, And rich in delight are summer's perfumes, Bright then the wave by the zephyrs stirred -- But the winter comes. &nbsp; Oh, glad is the voice of childhood's delight, And fragrant the girl to our youth most dear ; The eye of manhood is proud and bright But decay is near. What though crabbed Time hath silvered his brow, Yet prime are the nights of the merry man old ! Wine and good living are warm, I trow -- But the grave is cold. Then be the present so squared by the past, That wisdom shall flow e'en from time misspent; Good with pleasure so mixt, that at last We may die content. Charles Harpur.
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 1 June 1844
STDNEY NEWS. YASS DISTRICT COUNCIL.-Mr. Hamilton Hume and Mr. John James Howell have been elected members of the Yass District Council. SYDNEY DISTRICT COUNCIL.-The Council met on Thursday, the 22nd instant, and the new members, Messrs. Macdermott, Kettle, Flood, and Cape, took their seats. There was some discussion as to the power of the Council to assess at all, Mr. Macdermott contending that the Council had no such power; and in the absence of the Imperial Act the matter was allowed to lie over. No other business was transacted. SLAUGHTER HOUSES.--The bye-laws committee of the City Council has instructed the city solicitor to frame a bye law for removing all slaughter houses, boiling down houses, and similar establishments beyond the boundaries of the city. The nuisance at the south western parts of the city has become so serious that this course has been forced upon tlie corporation. It is understood that the butchers will be allowed four months to remove their establish- ments,...
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 1 June 1844
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at the Rose Inn, at twelve, fruit trees ; also, at the yards opposite the Rose Inn, at twelve, horses, cattle, &c. THURSDAY. Mr. James Solomon, at the Horse Bazaar, at one, horses, cattle, and other property.
COLONIAL TOBACCO. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 1 June 1844
COLONIAL TOBACCO. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. SIRS-Now that people's attention is turned to the growth of tobacco in large quantities, some steps should be taken to prevent inferior samples from being sent into the market, to the great 'depreciation of the value of colonial tobacco. It only requires a visit to the stores of any of the agents of colonial produce to be convinced of the necessity of some measure to give this ?article a higher character. The small settlers who grow a few cwt. make it up before it is in a .proper state ; they have not the conveniences for pressing it properly. Their general method is to make up the leaf as soon as dry into figs of all sizes, smear it over with tobacco water and liquorice, and give it a squeeze under a pole stuck into the nearest stump : this is sent to market as manufactured tobacco. It looks black :from the moisture when new, and is bought by .the shopkeepers; but unless they can get an .immediate sale it spoils on their han...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 1 June 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 Everness 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 RICHARCC JONES, at the Maitland Mercury Office, High-street, West Maitland, county of Northumberland, New South Wales.
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. NEW INSOLVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 1 June 1844
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. NEW INSOLVENTS. MAY 25.-William Bolton, of Liverpool and Sussex-streets, Sydney : debts, £176 18s 4d ; balance deficiency, £17 18s 4d. John Smith, Moreton Bay, settler: debts, £274 10s; balance deficiency, £217 14s. James Jobson, of Argyle-street, Sydney, dealer : debts, £142 10s 6d ; balance deficiency, £105 4s 6d.
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 1 June 1844
VAN SIEIVXEN'S XiAND. EXPORT OF WHEAT.-We are happy to learn that a tradesman of Hobart Town (Mr. David Heckscher), has manifested a spirit of com- mercial enterprise, in which our so-called mer- chants appear to be miserably deficient; Mr. Heckscher being about to ship 4000 bushels of colonial wheat by the Amwell for London. True Colonist. PUBLIC MEETING.-A public meeting, it is said, will be shortly held in Launceston, to adopt a memorial to the home government, for the repeal of the duty now imposed on wheat and flour the produce of this island. Unanimity must prevail respecting the object; but it is important that all who can conveniently attend, should come forward and give expression to their opinions respecting the state of agriculture. Launceston Examiner. HOBART TOWN MARKETS.-We are sick and I wearied of quoting the same dull prices for our grain ; and the more so, as we see no prospect of their rising; there is scarcely anything doing, and the highest price for prime sampl...
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 1 June 1844
TERMS. The "MAITLAND MERCURY " is published every Saturday morning. " The terms of subscription are :-In Maitland and Morpeth Is. 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 31st March, 30th June, 30th September, and 31 st 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 li. 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 will be receive...
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 — 1 June 1844
SYDNEY NEWS. WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE IN THE SYDNEY MARKET, DURING THE PRESENT WEEK. WHEAT of colonial growth is saleable, and realising 2s 9d to 3s per bushel. FLOUR is without alteration, realising £11 per ton for fine, and £9 for seconds. MAIZE continues much the same as last week, and is selling at Is to Is 3d per bushel, but very few samples realising the latter price. CAPE BARLEY finds very few purchasers, and is only fetching Is per bushel of 52 lbs. ENGLISH BARLEY of superior quality is sale- able for malting, and will realise 2s 6d to 3s per bushel ; inferior samples unsaleable. HAY.-Good oaten and lucerne hay is saleable, but it must be " neatly trussed," well compressed, and very tightly bound, suitable for shipment, and will realise £3 per ton ; but unless attention be paid to the trussing of it, it is unsaleable. BACON AND HAMS are saleable. EGGS.-Hen eggs are worth about 8£d per dozen ; assorted, duck and ben, 9d to 9£d. CHEESE is dull of sal...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. OCCUPATION LICENSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 1 June 1844
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. OCCUPATION LICENSES. At eleven o'clock on Thursday, the 20th day of June next, the Colonial Treasurer will put up to auction, at the Colonial Treasury, in Sydney, the licenses to occupy under the regulations of 21st August, 1841, the following portions of land, for one year, from the 1st day of July, 1844. The upset price of each lot is £5 per section of 640 acres. 10. Northumberland, six hundred and forty acres, parish unnamed, at Reid's Mistake, Lake Macquarie ; bounded on the west and south by the waters of Lake Macquarie ; and on the east hy the Ocean ; and on the north hy a section line. 12. Northumberland, six hundred and forty acres, parish of Vere ; hounded on the north by part of Mossman's 4000 acres purchase ; on the east hy the southerly continuation of the section line forming the eastern boundary of that land ; and on the south and west by section Unes. 15. Northumberland, six hundred and forty acres, parish of Vere ; hounded on the east by John Beve...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 1 June 1844
IMPOUNDINGS. At West Maitland Pound, by order of Mr. S. Clift, May 30-One brindle and white sided cow, back and belly white, hoop horns, branded on the off rump M, on ribs same side illegible, has a brindle poley heifer calf hy her side, no visible brand ; a heifer, red sided, back, belly, and tail white, branded on the ribs near side apparently JL ; a red cow, branded on the rump near side JL ; a red cow, branded on the near rump JL ; damages laid on by impounder, Is. each. If not released, they will be sold. JOHN LEDSAM, Poundkeeper.