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DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
DEPARTURES. On Wednesdayv last, the barque JIashemy,525 tons, Buckle. maiter, for Canton, in ballast. Same day, the barque Francis Spaight. 366 ions, Sayers, rmastelr, for Batavia, in ballast. Passenger, IMr. HinchclitFe. Samue dtay, the ship Alargare1, 364 tnms, CanneT, master, for Calcutta, in ballast. Passenger, fr. Belcher. Same day, thie brig David, 204 tons, Hart, masler, for the Bay of Islands, with a cargo of sundries. Passengers, Captain 1 . Potts.| Same day, the brig Gotide, 147 tons, Stett, masler, for tile Scuth Seas, with whaling gear. Same day', the schooner Bessy, - tons, Watson, master, for l'ort Phillip. Cargo sundrles. Pasena gers, Messrs. Bodecin, Turtle, Reeves and servant. Yestelday, thie barque Earl Durham, 383 tons, Cabel, master, for New Zealand. Cargo sundrles. Samle day, thle brig Argo, 169 tons, Blillins,mtas ter, for Hobart Town. Cargo sundiles. No pass engers.
Supreme Court. TUESDAY, 12TH FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
Supreme Court. TUESOnAY, ?STI FEnRUARV . Before Mr. .lustice Willis and a Civil Jr.ry. Johln s torke nlins Thomas Welsh was indcllted for tcallinle a horse, value .W5, anid a saddle Value t'2, the, propertyof Elizabeth Johnson, of Sydney, on the 9th of Octohber last. nod George Turner as acnecessary alter Its ifact. The prlsollers Were both acquitted, as the Indictment laid the stolen property to be Elizabeth Johnstone's, while in the evidence Itc Was proved to belong to John Holland JohnstonCe. On whilch charge they are to be again in. diected. There being only one ease ready, and that• case a very long one, the Court adjourned. kis Itonor said, he was very sorry to be obliged to sit on Ash Wednesday, but the state of the public business would compel him. aBefore Ithe Chief Jrstice and a Civil Jury. Michael Byes was indIcted for manslaughter. It appnar. ad that the prisoner and deceased, named Daniel Kelly, had a scuffle, and that dIuring tile sncuffle the prisoner bit. deceased's ...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
TO T?E EDrTOR Of TH'IE Sydney Moitor and Commercial Advertiser. Slr,-In reference to Mr. MsGulgan's letterin your last number, wherein they impartiality as a Reporter is called in question, with regard to a ease of assault against a Mr. Peter Archer. I beg leave to refer your readers (that is those comprising Mr. M'Gulgan's particular friends, for none other can be at all interested in the matter) to a comparison of the report with Mr. M'Gulgan's own report in his letter. The reports are substantively the same, except that Mr. M'Gulgan says, there was no female present xcept'his wife. Perhaps not. But I have narrated the evidence. The real truth of tile assault I know nothing of, and care less. I report the evidence which comes before the police court. That is my duty. It is of no import to meI whether that evidence be correct ornot.-I am Sir, your obedient servant, Ops of mTa RtrEPOTR'n O To l TE " SYDN?Y MO?[?OR.".
WEDNESDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY. Before Mr. Justice Willis and a Military Jury. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
WEDNESDAY, 13th FEBRUARY Before Mr. Justice Willis and a Military Jury. &nbsp; Cironius Solomon, John Brown., and Robert Laney, together with a man named Gerrard, were indicted for burglary. The latter prisoner pleaded guilty. On the 7th of December the premises of Messrs Syers Brothers, near. Bathurst, were feloniously entered, and a quantity of pro- perty stolen therefrom. One of the robbers discharged a pistol at the overseer, the ball penetrated a brick wall about 9 inches. and Baird, the overseer, roceived an in- jury in the eye from some of the powder with which the pistol was charged; his wife's night-dress was set on fre by the wadding. Baird swore posltively to the four prisoners, and Elizabeth Baird, his wife, to two of them, and also recognized the voice of a third, Solomons, who is a German Jew, and has a remarkable accent. The prisoners declared their inonocenee; Laney said he knew nothing about the robbery, and the others endeavoured to show that other parties ...
South Australia. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
- South Australia. A fire at Adelaide has destroyed two public offices and valuabhle public and private documents. Adelaide is now piarched up with drought. Its soil, ha;ving a limestone formation, does not resist dry weather as some kinds of soils do. But a lime stone soil is a good soil for every purpose, par ticularly for sheep; but moisture mu-t be had, orfertility of soil is of no use. "The following is an extract from a speech made by Mr. Gouger at a public dinner given him the other day in London, nreviously to his return to the Colony in his former capacity of Colonial Secretary. The kind of bnlldings which are being erected in Ade lalde are of three kinds-stone, pisa. and reed or mud huts. The last I own arehardly worth description, they will shortly be used as pig sties ; (laughter)-but the stone houses I may as well describe. Aboub three.fourths of the town consist of limestone. and the other fourth of the best possible clay. The whole of North Adelaide and the greatest p...
Transportation. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
Transportation. . An inquest was held on the same day at the Bunch of Grapes, King.street, onl the body of a free mlan, named James Watson. It appeared that the deceased came down the counitry ashort time since, to recL.?e ansd spend some money that was due to hhnim. About ten days since there wasa row in a place called Durand's-alley, where Watson felt himself aggrieved, andc went to his lodgings in Goul burn-street, complaining of the Insult that had been offered tohim. One or two persons lodging intihe same house went.bact with Watson to the place, -but all was quiet, and they were returning to their own home, when some one threw a brick.bat at Watson, which struck him on the pole of the neck, and knocked him down. Who threw the brick .bat no one knew, and Watsont was assisted home, where he remained for a .few days, and on Friday was. taken to the hospital, and died there on Saturday. Mr. Surgeon Robertson certified, that death was caused by the injuries received on the neck. Ve...
Legislative Council. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1839. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
Legislative Council. TInunanAy, FnBRUARY 14, 1839. Sir Maurice O'Connell and Captain King took the necessary oaths and assumed their seats in Council. His Excellency: the Governor laid before the Council " a Bill to amend the Act to restrain the nnauthorised occupation of Crown lands.' The Governor then addressed the Council, conunlenting upon the implortance of the subject, when tile interests of those whose cattle depnsture beyond the boundaries of tile colony were sunbject to the aggres. sions of the natives, and those aggressions were followed by conuequences such as that for which seven unhappy lmen had lately suffered death. The Bill was drawun up in great lenasure from data furninhed by gelntlenen connected with the depas turing of cattle. An error had ari-en as to thu amllount of the prloposed tax; his Excellency had no idha oif fixing tile assessmtent, but the mIistake had clept in. It counl however be fixed by the Council. Tihe gentlemen to wihom he had alluded, proposed a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
SALE OF BOOKS. TO BE SOLD, BY AUCTION, BY J..T. W1L;it.jN THIS EVENING, ridsy _the 15th February. at ht hisl Roons, No- 74 George.treet, at half; past seven bfor erg'ht o'cl.oc'.?' . . E IGHTecases of BOOKS, the property of a -Geptlemaapuntely arrived inthe Colony-and 'apnong iph will" be fpund the Works of cSco.ett M'arryatt Ainsworth 'James Neale Byion Shliakipeare 199te &i. &c. c. T'eri; at Sale. SHjEEP AND GATTLE. "TO BE SO,LD BY AUCTION, BYJ. .T. -TWILSON, 'TO.MORROW, SATURDAY 16th February, at his Sale Rooms, at Half-past Eleven for Twelve S'oeclock,.the~n demneutiongqd .Sheep.and.Cattle, namely A MIXED Herd of Cattle, containing 340 Head, and conpisting .of Bullocks', t~ows in 'Calf, ,r. with Calves by their hides, Heifers and S'teers, from 'eiglitýe'n to thirty mbilth's old;?and a few ,Yekrling Cattle, and are now depasturing on :the fertile plains of 1?lenaroo. AFTER WHICH, '450 Ewes, two years old, to lamb in March 550 Ewes, from three years to full mouth, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
ABSTRACT OF ALL SrALs BY AVCTION W?hicd will take place before our next publhcation TIIS DAY. W. IIEB3BLEWHITE.-At his Rooms, at 11 o'clock, Fifty packages Earthenware. A. POLACK.-At hiis Bazaar, at 12 o'clock, Dairy Cows and Horned Cattle. a Durham Hllull, and a pure bred Dutch Cow and Helfer Calf. THIS EVENING. J.T. WIISON.-At his R ,ouns, at half-past 7 for 8 o'clock, 8 cases of Iooks. TO-MORROW. WV. HEIIBEW\VIIITE -At the Commercial Wharf at 12 o'clock, the schooner Fairy. J. T. WILSON.-At his Rootm, at , past 11 for 12 o'clock. Sheep, Cattle, Horses, and Carriages. SIMMONL S & CO-At their Mart, atill o'clock Merchandize. SALES OF CROWN LANDS. March 13-Section Freeholds. March 14.-L-easeholds. A ril I t.-.-lelbourne Allotments. Shopm?an WFantted. A PERSON of good character acquainted with the GROCERY BUSINESS. Apply at this Office. NOTICE. T HE Undersigned has REMOVED his Offices from Parramatta to Mr. Isler's, the corner of Pitt and Hunter-streets, Sylney. A. II AYWARD,...
SYDNEY MONITOR & COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1839. Nothing extenuate, nor aught set down in malice. SHAKESPEARE. Steam Navigation. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
RYDONEY MONITOR -CONMMERCIAL ADVERTISER FRIIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1939. -- i l iI i" r'etAin, e.rtenuate,- ar augRt set dowan in maliee. Steam Navigation." ' The subscription list whichlhias'been opened for *the purpose of promoting a Steam communication -b-tween the Mother Country and New South Vaoles, is, at once, a splendid evidence of the enter -plise sand the wealth of the Colony; and sorry in -:deed should we be to give expression to any thing d which might have the effect of cooling the ardour c of the subscribers, or of embarrassing their proceed- i ings. •At the same time,-we coaiceive the proposed I connexion, slight though it be, with the Company c fIrmed in oridon for eommunicating" by steam with b Iudia'via Cape of Good Hope, cannot by any pos- n silaility be of the least advantage to the Colony; 'for, to be candid, we are of opinion, that the b company alluded to will not succeed; and, conse- r pucntly, that it will be in a condition, rather to re ciive than aff'rd...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
Advertisements sent to tlhis 0/ice, munst specify on the face of them, thie nuttmber of times they are to be advertised; otherwise, they will be contLnued and charged until countermanded. For London Direct. A REGULAR TRADER. THE remarkably FINE, FAST.SAILING Ship Andromache, A 1, 468 Tons register, Thomas New, Commander. This Ship has part of her Cargo engaged, and will meet with despatch; has superior accommodations for Passengers, and carries an experienced Sargeon. . For Freight or Passage, apply to the Commander on board,-or to W. S. DELOITTE & CO. February 4, 1839. Lower George-street. For Passengers only,-For Liverpool. TO SAIL PIeST WEEK IN MAURCH. T llE FINE FIRST CLASS Coppered Barque Perseverance, Richard R. Corkhill, Commander. Applications for Passage may be made to Captain Corkhill on board, at Pitman's Wharf,-or to H. M. BAGSTER FOR PASSENGERS ONLY. FOR LIVERPOOL DIRECT. (Tb Sail on the 25th February.) T HE fine fast-sailing British-built barque - . Laura A. 1....
The Dunlop. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
The Dunlop. Tie Benevolent portion of the Public, and par ticularly the wealthy, will we tru-t do something for tile two scores of thip-wrecked emigrants lately ar rived, the wreck and Passengers of the ill tihted DInlop. Many of them are most respectable. They have arrived half clad, and penuyless. " To dig they .cannot; to beg they are antsh, cd." Let the Colonistit of this libelled Colony put the Dutch-de based people of Cape Town to the blush, by acting on the divtine eulogiun which i% to be passed in the last day by the Sa;vinlr of men, " I was hungry and ye fed mle..l1 was naked and ye clothed me; I was a a stranger, and ye took me in."
Floral Society. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
Floral Society. If the FloralSoclety has not, as we understand is thelcase,exceeded'all expectation in itsrapid increase, the prCeent half yearly show-meeting certainly has. And as in human affairs you cannot stand still, bIut ur.tst eitlhergo forwards ot backwards, the managers of tlis Society must do more'for the crowding visi tors the next half year, than they were either pre pared or able to do at the late show. The Saloon of the Royal-Hotel is large enough, but the show-tables must not be placed any more in the centre of the room. Boards covered with green haize (not too wide) , must be arranged next the walls around the roomu, at the next show, and in the recesses of the windows; and on these must be placed the flowers and "fruits. The centre of the mom will then be free for the company to move shout in, freely and without fatigue. On Wednes day ylou could not move -with-ladies without great trrouble, and the weitther beina hot, elbowing your way was fatiguing to Jadies. lany ...
The Drought. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
The Drought. " So great is the effect of the late drought that the Cowpasture River at the bridge has ceased to flow for the first time since its discovery, a period of upwards of forty-eight years.—Australian." This circumstance if true, and we have no reason to doubt it, exemplifies in the most striking manner, the extraordinary scarcity of rain the last series of years, and especially the last year. We are extremely disappointed, and sorry to learn, that when the James Moran left Adelaide, the lands in that town were suffering from drought, and exhibited a more parched appearance than Sydney and its suburbs. There are sand hills and swamps near Sydney. The former supply the latter with a moist bottom, and hence during the present drought the finest esculents are daily brought into Sydney.
WEDNESDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
WEDNESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY. &nbsp; James Campbell and William Durand, assigned servants to Mr. Cooper of the distillery, were charged by an old man named Richard Wise, who is a watchman in the same service, with breaking open his box and rifling it of its contents, on Sunday evening; upon which night they were absent without leave from home. The prosecutor not wishing to press the charge of robbery against the prisoners, they were sentenced to thirty-six lashes each for the former offence. Elizabeth Hogan, assigned to Mr. Tegg, of George-street, was charged by her mistress with absconding (for the third time) on Tuesday morning, taking with her clothes, tied up in a bundle, and a handkerchief, and other articles the property of her mistress. She was apprehended on Wed- nesday with the things in her possession, in George-street, which were identfied by Mrs. Tegg. She was sentenced to be confined and kept to hard labour in the third class of the Female Factory for six months, and...
NEWS OF THE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 15 February 1839
NEWS OF THE DAY. The advertised allotments at Melliourn and al Geelong were sold on Wednesday and yesterday. tI There was great competition, and they fetched very to hill prices. The sales on Wednesday amounted to PI £10.000 alone. so IMPORTANT S&LE OF SInEEP. -Yesterday Mr. al Smnart sold 14,000 sheep by public auction, viz.: 6,200 ewes, weaned lambs of both sexes, -1,000 re wethers, and 130 rams. They averaged all round 13s. Gd. per head. - ASSIIGNED SERVANTs.-Last week the Chief se Justice had occasion to order the detention of two ol government men who were assigned to a publican fr in Maitland. On Wednesday a witness, assigned N servant to General Stewart. did not know what 21 the woird muaster meant, He had been four years in General Stewarts service, and sometimes, about five years ago, lie might have been at muster; the names of the assigned servants were called for, those to go to church who liked to do so. Five of i this mnan'sfellow servants were indicted on Wedne...
MANIFESTS. IMPORTS. Reports from the 9th to the 16th instant, inclusive. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 18 February 1839
MANIFESTS. IM PO RTS. Reports from the 9t? to the 16t4 instant, inclusive. February 11-BROMLF.YS (brig), 231 tons, Knox, master, fromn New Zealand, H. Campbell, agent; 55 tuns black oil, 93 casks pork, 20 bun dies whalebone. 2,500 feet scantling, 4 casks lard, 4.200 bushels maize, 60 bales flax, F. Peterson; 31 casks black oil, R. Duke and Co.; I cask brandy, returned cargo. February II-CAROLINE (brig), 238 tons, Rodd, master. from Mauritius, W. Walker & Co.., agents; 3,777 bags sugar, 58 casks molasses, 544) bags lice, 100 hags glant, 1 box samples, W. Walker & Co.; 83 bags sugar, Order. February l-Mi? IN ERVA (schooner), 122 tons, Downes, master, from Launceston, Rt. Cunllnins, agent; 17 sheets lead, H. Moore; 286 bushels oats, A. It. Reid; 90 bushels oats, F Peterson; -4 hsles hay, R. Jones; 25 bags oats, G. Rottray ; 27 barrels pork, Willis, ~Ssademan & :o. ; 5 bags feathers. 170,000 shingles. 2 bagatelle boards, 67 bags flour, 7,000 laths, 16 doz.'n kang...
SITUATION OF SHIPPING IN THE HARBOUR OF PORT JACKSON. [Newspaper Article] — The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser — 18 February 1839
SITUATION OF SIIPI'ING IN TIHE HAItIOUR, OF PORT JACKSON. ALEXANDER HENRY, harque. 300 tons. Capt. James Lawaon, agent and owner, in Darling Har bour, refitting for Slth Sets. ALFRED, barque, 716 tons, Flint, master, Welker, & Co. agents, at their wharf, taking in wool for London. ACHIItLEA, bark, (whaler) 195 tons, Lee, master, Curtis agent-at 'Ftheringhant's wharf, about to go on the Patent Slip. ANDROMACHE, ship. 468 tons, New master, Walker & Co.,aeents-in Cove loading for London. AVON, barque 264 tons, Cole'master and owner-at Pittman's Wharf, discharging into the Eweretta I.ROMLEY$S, 220 tons, Knox, master, Camlpbell &.Co, awaets, in Cockle Bay, discharging. CAROLINE-lrig, 238 tons, IRodd, pmaster, W. Walker & Co. agents, in Cockle Bay discharging. COLONIST, harque, 261 tons, Cowman, ma-ter, A. B. Smith and Co. agents-at Campbell's Wharf, Ialting for Liverpool. COLUMBIAN. harque, 275 tons. Wakeham, mans ter, AspI:nal & Co. agents-at the ...