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THE WHARF GANG. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
THE WHIIARF GANG. MR. EDITOR-Your replies to my last set of questions, altlo:tgh not quite explicit, are :yet highly interesting. I am therefore desirous of drawing out your views and knowledge of facts a little further, by a few more q.estions on subjects about which I am not a little perplexed. Will you then be so kind as to inform.nue whether the wood and water which is left at private dwellings, is so left by the orders or consent of the " powers that be?" [In our humble opinion, if the private residences be those of the Government -otlicers themselves, there can be no un. certainty about the matter.] Are the said loads of wood or water employbd for any government pur pose, or in any way for the good of the public ? [We hbelieve that 66 Cut Bovo" can answer his own questions -better than we can , and next week we expect Ito hear a stiaightforward statement ol facts. instead of his sitn.eicant hints. we. shall not however promise to publish Ihe'.] Is it usual for a gang of prison...
MISCELLANEA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
'DTISC LL.ANA. During a late rain, an absent-minded friend, on leaving our office, took up the broom instead of his umbrella, and did not discover his mistake till re minded of it by a lady in the street, with whom he offered to share it. A friend complained to Foote that a slanderer had ruined his` character. " So much the better," replied ithe wit " for it was a woeful bad on'-. and the sooner destroyed the better." An old man, whose son had did lately, was visited by a neighbour. who began to condole with him on hi., loss. " .'ly loss!" exclaimed the father; " no such thing-it's his own loss- he was of age." The town cleik in a certain town, as the custom is, having published the bands of. marriage between two per sons, was very aptly Iollowed by the clergyman reading the hymn corumen. c?ng--". Mistaken souls, who dream of heaven." A Turkish paper says, in announcing the ,fact that the Grand Seignior is expeect'ing an addition to his family,. tliat-"-A soul animating rose bush, b...
THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE' SEASON. This festive period, which is hailed and enjoyed with a zest un diminished by repetition, is full of matter for congratulation and regret. 1 he latter however is happily swal lowed up in the all-engrosviug and uinspiriting display of the former. The year is commenced with a view to the unclouded future, rather than to experience of the past-and 'tis well that it should be so. We are desirous of shutting out the remem brance of any former evil, in. ex pressintg the wish , that 1841 may be tihe commencement of a new era in the carecr of .Australia Felx,. teeming with blessings upon every' member of the community, and that their increase in felicity may be pro portiou>n'te to their growth in num hers and wealth. Next week, we intend to present to our. subscribers, a New Year's girt; in the shape of A MAP OF THE TOWN, THE.BAY, AND THE lilVER, from the Breakwater up to the Junction of the M'arrabool. We intend likewise to send fifty copies at our own ex...
A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR THE SPEEDY TRIAL OF OFFENDERS IN THE DISTRICT OF PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR TIlE SPEEDY TRIAT. OF OFFENDEIts IN TInE DISTRICT OF PORT PHILLIP. Whereas certain Felonics have been lately committed in the district of Port Phillip, and it is expedient that the persons accused thereof should be speedily brought to trial; and whereas so much of an Act passed by the Go vernor and Legislative Council of New South VWales, in the 4th year of the reign of Her present Majesty Queenr. Victoria, intituled "An Act to provide for the more effectual adminitration of Justice in New youth Wales and its Dependencies;" as relates to the ap pointment of a resident Judge at Port Phillip, and defining the limits of his jnrisdiclion. as also the appointment of ministerial and othler officers therein, cannot be conveniently carried into immediate operation, and it is there fore considered expedient that a Special Sitting of .the Supreme Court of the said Colony shall be holden at Mel bourne for the speedy trial of the said offenders, and such other matters as m...
WOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
WOOL. Considerable,. but we are happy to say wholly unfounded, alarm, has been; created 'by~ vool . speculators, who, as in the wheat. affair .last year, take advantage of a momentary de pression, to play their own game. Mlessrs. Marsh and Edinborough's '' Circular" relates not only to the sales in June alone, but the causes given for the depression, shew it to be, only of temporary relation, the wools sold being besides of inferior quality; and yet the demand for lambs' wool was so great that they fetched very high prices. Captain Van Zulicom, of the Hindoo, who left at -the end of July,. interested himself very much in this truly Co. lornal affair. He miade a journey to Liverpool expressly to asceitain the real facts, as they existed in that part of England. ,and he is perfectly Satisfied that wnen the present Amer. ican embarrassments cease, which has affctWd every decsription of British mnaaufacture as well' as 'the wool is?aie', our wools will reach their accustomed demand, and...
THE LATE MESSRS. GELLIBRAND AND HESSE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
THE LATE MBiASI'S. GELELIBRAND AND HESRE. The cchonner Aenoria, whirh anr rived he~re on Friday, b:ou|ht the .keletons of the late dess:s Gellib-ad uind He.sse, whtrh it is stated_ were Thiintid in ie -ptae--originally pointetd out byh the nlative woman. The fortil of ther skull , &c. leave no doubt of their itdentiy ton the mindl of. all whiO' knew the unfortunate gentllm'e. sThe melinihoty circumstance twill be some sati-fariion to their respective relatives.. -Colonial Times. - SMs'IAxI?..-A' parcel or ones w.re brought, by the Agnoria, from Port Phillip. as being ihone of the.. late 1lessrs. Gellilratid aind Besse. They have been careful v investinated by our al..let medical me~::.-ans anppe r to have beln,?-:..'o ?some young :b rigints,s the C,constru tion of the skull having the distinuihingmarks, thereotf.-M?u ray's Review. (These are the same bones of which an account was publhished in our second nmmber, whenr we discouraged the idea of there being any fonuda Nledtli...
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
HOBART TOWN. There have been again more moves upon the official chess board. Mr. Nairne, Secretary to the Education board, is to succeed Mr. Ronald Gunn as Clek- of the Councils. We un derstand a gentleman from Sydney is to be the new Private Secretary. Mr. Begot. accompan) ing. Lady Franklin, who sailed in the Abcona for South Australia, vacates the A. D. C. An officer of the 5t1st. will officiate in his absence. It is only due to Mr. Ronald Gunn to state that his quitting the public service is.a public loss. He conducted himself on all occasions with accuracy, assiduity, and-with that rare quality, the most obliging courtesy. - He i+ about to occupy liiniself in agricultural operations, in which l we 'sinicerely wish him every happiness, and success. We regret that Mr. Nairne. a gentleman in ev. ery consideration, - by birth, education and habit, shouldhbecome a stopgap on that occasion.- That Dr. Turnbull will be confirmed in the office of Co. lontal Treasurer, event if. Mr. Gre ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
Colonial Secretary's Olffice, . Sydney, 5th December, 1840. LAND .REGULATIONS, I IS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of tihe Execu tive council, directs it to be notified, that, in pursuance of Additional In' strmcdions nuder the Royal Signet and Sign Mantual, hearinig dale the 22nd day of May, 1840, and of dire tions. is'ued in conformity t(erewith, by Her Mlajesty's Principal Secretary of Stare for the Colonies, on the recommenda tion of, the Colonial Luind and Emigra tion Fonrd, the present Teriitory- of New South Wales is, for all purposes connected with the disposal of Land, Tr ti- i -dixislud.d,i slo th rer.Distinct ['a . tlions or Districts tindei- the names of the-Northern. the Middle, and the Southern Districts. The Nor hern District will commence at the m.uth Tif the river Manning, and comprise the lands. lying to the North ward of tihe Counties of Gloucester, Durham, Brisbane, and Bligh. But the Northern boundaries of this District ae not yet defined. The middle o...
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
DEPA ITUP. ES. IDecember 30 -DevoNSitu aE, schooner, Sutton master, for Melbourne. The necessity for a retular steam-packet conveyance becomes daily more appasent; the prevalenrce of snoutherly winds for the last fortnight has materially deranged the bisin',ss plans of several parties. Foul winds have a peculiar efferct upon the trade of this town, by not only delaying the vessels, but by causing thetn to take up other sta tions. ,Ve hope the rtumour of the arrival of a now steamer during the present monoth may be verified. I ELBOURNE. A RIRrtVALs.-Dec. 25, eutler. Siite's from Adelaide. schnnle, Eagle from.Cir'tnlar lead, schooner Ban dienot oron. Hobart Town; 27, schooner Industry and 'Tamar frinom Launceston, schooner Trutgauini from Hobart Town. CLEARED OUT.-Dec. 20. Bandicont for' Gelantr. Paidl Pry for Lsntneetnn, Adeliaide'for II.,hart Tovwn; 28. Midlolhian for.:HobartTDownvn 27. Flying Squirrel for HobsatTown; 3t, Utient for Sydney. Loss O THE !sABESLLA,.-WO are sorry t, hea...
PORT NATAL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
PORT NATAL. By the Mlia.eppa, which arrived on Saturday evening, we have received from Natal up to the 22nd June, and we feel unbounded satisfaction in having it in our power to say, that the affairs of the Emigrants are in every respect proceeding mnost pros perously. The report of Dingaan's having fallen by the sword of the people of capoesa is confirmed, anid Nonklaas the chief captain of the pres ent Zoolm King attended the last Volks meeting in order to renew a treaty of alliance. Thus have the emigrants overcome their most formid able enemy and succeeded in estab lishirig peace upon what is likely to prove a lasting basis. All the other Kaflir tribes also evince the greatest respect for the farmers, and say that government acts towards thenm like a father. "t in any future war" writes oar correspondent, " we can calculate on the assistance of ten thousand valiant natives."- Ware Africaan.
POETRY. SELECT. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
SPOE1TR'R1. Home ! 'tin the name of all that sweetens life It aspeak the warm af'ection of a wife,. The lisping babe that jirattles on the knee Tn all the playfulgrace of infancy, The spot whtere fund parental love may trace The growing virtues of a bulutming race. ()lhI 'tis a word of more titan magic spell, Whose sacred power the wanderer best can tell He wito, long distant from his native land, Feels at her namte his eager soul e.prntl; Whether as patriot, husband, father, friend, To that dear point his thoughts, his wishes bend : And astill hlie owns where'er his footsteps roam, Life's choicest blessings centre all in Ilane.
EGYPT. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
EGYPT. :REFUSAr, OF AIEIIEMET ALI TO AC QUIECEE IN TIHE ULTIMATUM OF TEIl buULt t' Powets.-Paris papers of Sun day night, dated ten o'clock, ir,M., have been receivedby an express. The Moniteur Parisieu contains the .follow ing article:-' Intelligence from Alex andria, received by government, states that the Viceroy ot lgypt and Syria= has replied by a refusal to the notifi cations which Rlifaat 13Bey was charged .to convey- to hitm. He declared that tie would repel force by force, but that hei would commrit no act ot og gire-astoI This nt wa was hrno ht lay the! rart~res. wl~idi left A lexan~tria on the 18th of .August, and urrived at Toulon~ on th" W2gth. !'hae arrdval of the steamer at ŽaI~arseille with thd overla,,d mail Krom India has nlat yeit beena til
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
SOUTH AUSTRtALIA. STEAM-We understand :that' our' spirited colonists, Messrs. W. S. Whit tington:& Co., the proprietors of the Courier, have three other bsteamners in London, all fitting up for this place, anti intended, when they arrive;' to be employed in the coloniil- trade -The engines of one of these ase one hundred and twenty horse power, and we - be. lieve it is intended she shall ply be tween this 'port and %ydney. Theo!h.er. two ha'veern f eif ? gIiqiy and sixtv.. five horse power respectively. 'The. larger apd the smaller.steamer; were -both almost ready to start for this place in the end of July, and' they may be expectedihere du-:ng 'thelpre sent month. Messrs. Whittington & Co., are also in expectations of receiv. ing, by these vessels, the machinery requisite for erecting two saw milla to which will be attached apparatus for grinding flour. T he engines for'thie mills will b--one of thirty.five, and one ol twenty-tive horse power. The Courier has now co...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
For Charter. TIIE SPLENDID SHIP 498 ton? legister. Robert 1 hompson, Esq., Commander, is open for Charter and ready ti 'proceed on any voyage upon the delivery of her Inward cargo. Apply to the Captain on Board, or to MEssats. WERE BROITHERS &CO. 'or Londlon. STiE FIRST CLASS BARQUE 320 tons register, J. Chirchly, Corm. mand'er. The greater part oif this sthip's cargo is ready to be put on hoard when her inward cargo is discharged, and wilt meet with .quick" dipatch-. Stie ill.-proceed to G elong .to take' ii' part of her wool. For. Freight. oT Paass ge, having very superior accom* modation, apply to JAMES CAIN, • or P. V. WELSH & CO. For H2obart Town. THE FERST CLASS BARQUE 327 tons burden, John Walker, master. For Freight or Passage, apply to 1P'. W. WELSII & CO. WOOL. '"IEi Unde':igned will purchase Wool or' make advances on same, con signed to Messrs. 1lickards, Little & Co., London. WERE BItOTHERS & 0O. Melbourne, F. CHAMPION, Geelong. -O...
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
'CHINA. EXTa..CT Tito, A LE[TTER, dated Ma. nilla. Septemnber , 18-10 :-Thie Wit liam sailed for your port three days ,go, and the T'homas ICKng will not be long tafter this vessel; the itenown and C mpetitor should get away in about ai week or ten days. *\WVe itndertand that the Mlarmion i' likely to load t return cargo for this, as there are no teas pro. cuiahle in China, which seems to be the principal object of her voyage. there are teas lyin g here in deposit, intended for the Lord Amherst or some other vessel going your way. The Orwell i da:ly expected. . News from Chitia beconfes very interesting; the list from ,\acuo to 1lst ultimo, brin".s reports of the island of Chusan having been retaken by the Chinese ; there had.been a fight at Macao ; the blach ading commander landed some seapoys aunt'd mirines to 'drive the Chinese from t.he barrier; after effectirg"'which, they burnt their encanmpmeunt .and re-em burked.- Monitor. " A d~i~pens1ation rromn residence has been gruiited...
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. The most numerously, and respect ably attended Public. Meeting ever iheld' in Meltourite, was that which met on Wedrieslayt the 3Oth, to pe. iltioin Her Mlajesty' io allow a separale liovernmnent fur: this province, and ..,Iso ,to preserve iItact; the bonrida ries as appointed by an Order iit ?uncil 23Brd M,.yJast. The, meeting, were unanimous in'all thei sentiinents of the various spaklItrs, except with regard to -he viluperatiuons which fell from Mr. G. Arden, who appeared much excited.. The pri.cipat speaker was Dr Bernard, who spoke about an hour, lIis liangiage was g.od, copious and energetic. and embraced every topic u.nder co-tsideration. In fact most of the other' speeches were a recapi:ulation in other words of what fll frotrm hiin. Mr. Barry, Mr. Mul iu.on, Mr. Cunningham. and several others addressed the meeting ; there was not one dissentient voice , the address was not only voted, but very uirner.u.ly signed by the gentlemen present. Although...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
'LOCAZ INT'L Z GZIi rENCE. :'SALE liY AUCTION.- NEW LAND REout:^.'ros.--The S ydney .Couu cillors nWre tight in one of their re mar k, that the new rtIIulations came ipin us wthi tthe a uddentne. s of a thniiu;drbult' It is natural to suppose that 'specuilation in land I in a grieat measure cease until the" public have had time to conusider- the elrecis of the new tsi'stem. We need nut be surlrised therefl'ore, thatie.thlis cause, cotmbined with the bad ' weatlher; holidolil havu prevented a spirite.d competition or. 'ITiuedsy last. Thii uncertainty- in lthe pib)lic m.llllld, will soon, however, be dispelled, with reg.rtl to lownt al lolments, whiici are nut likely 'to be' uffrecled by thle chnogc.. Thi.'" "storrn" lihas comie upon us at a time .whin the air is sultry, aiii;l the constituiton fe verish,; and will clear "the 'atnudpit're ofi: ils '-ullna?urnr'l 'aiad -trunwhXblesll'ne vaporsa. 'I'he .slhck will 'be briet and the benlefit lasting.. . It is. with pleasure that we hear ...
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 2 January 1841
AN DIEMEN SLAND" TIIE, PLRO?RESS OF. AGRICULTURE. In order'to tin m some idea of the ad vance of Agriculture in this Colony, we will just state, that Captain Free man, who located himselt .upon a estate in Evandale, about eighteen months ago, has this,year three hunsdred acre?s ol NEW Lland under wheat crop of excellent appearance. Although none hane made bo rapid auo advance as Captain. Freemain, there are many there have followed.close at his he., and lew, if any, that have not greatly extended, the length and breadth uo their cornf lields.-Launceston Adver user. - Woor,.-this staple article has' bee? sold at Is. .4d. per lb.' which may be ounstidered the market price. 'lthe. ac cuunts.ot the state of the English wuOul ma ket cannot warrant the grower in expecting a higher ligure for the present clii.- Couiwall Chronicle.