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JONATHANISMS, OR SCRAPS FROM THE AMERICAN PAPERS. A little nonsense now and then, Is relished by the wisest men. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 20 April 1841
JONATHANISMS, OR SCRAPS FROM THE AMERICAN PAPERS. A little nonsense now and then, Is relished by the wisest men. " A Rat, « Rat.-The Providence Gazette states as a fact that a rat caught in a trap in that city actually crept out of his skin to liberate himself/ " It appears," says the American editor, " that the animal wits caught by the forehead, and that, having eaten off his fore feet, he crawled entirely out of his skin, leaving the flesh side of his skin outward." A Methodical Mourner.-A resident on the banks of the Tees having lost his wife, a neighbour dropped in to con- dole with him, and, to his surprise, found bim hard at work emptying a bowl of broth, little less capacious than a washhand basin. " Oh, Tommy, Tommy !" exclaimed the comforter, " is this all thou cares for thy poor wife that's dead and gone 1 Tommy dropped his spoon, and looking up, with tears in his eyes and broth on his bread, replied, " Ralph 1 Ralph! aw've been cry in'all t'mornin' and when aw've supped ...
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE, Hobart Town, 15th April, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 20 April 1841
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE, Hobart Town, 15th April, 1841. Notice.—Required for the use of H.M. ship Erebus, the follow ing Carpenter's Stores, Tenders for which will be re- ceived at this Office until 12 o'clock on Wednesday next, the 21st instant, viz :— Twelve feet five-inch quartering One cwt of iron, assorted One glass for tell-tale of steering wheel Six spars for stud-sail booms Twelve ash oars, 17 feet Four cwt white paint One and a half cwt black do Thirty lbs litharge Sixty feet cedar wood Two hundred do New Zealand pine, 1 inch Sixty feet quartering, 2 x 1¼ Fifty gallons coal tar One six oared cutter, 23 feet. The above articles will be subjected to the approval of the proper officers of the vessel. GEORGE MACLEAN, A.C.G.
LOSS OF THE "AUSTRALIA." [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 20 April 1841
LOSS OF THE " AUSTRALIA." We ore enabled, through the kindness of the Captain and some of the passengers of the Bycher, from the Cape, to give to our readers a full account of the melancholy loss of the Australia, Captain Yule, from Leith, by fire. This vessel has been for some time expected here ; she sailed from Leith on the 2d October, 1840, and on the 29th of December had arrived within 200 miles of the Cape of Good Hope, when the unfortunate occurrence took place which we have now to recount to our readers. At a quarter before eight iu the evening of the 2!)lh it first became known that the ship was on fire. It has never been found out from what cause the fire originated ; the flames were first perceived issuing from the main hold, uud it is sup- posed that the incautious use of fire among spirits was the reason. Owing to there being a great quantity of spirits ou board, it was found utterly impossible to put a stop to the flames, although every exertion was tried. When it beca...
RE-SALE OF CROWN LANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 20 April 1841
RESALE OF CROWN LANDS. The several lots of land hereafter described will be put up for sale on Saturday, the 15th day of May next, at the Court House, Launceston : County of Glamorgan, St. Paul's Plains, lot 686, 640a. Table Cape, lot 718, 640a. County of Devon, Parish of Selborne, lot 735, 640a. Suburbs of Westbury, section N n.,-8a. lr. 9p. Cleveland, section E.. lot 6. 3r. 2p.
COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. 15th April, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 20 April 1841
COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. 15th April, 1841. Notice is hereby given, that the following claims for Grants will be ready for examination, by the Commission- ers appointed for that purpose, upon or immediately after the 15th day of June next, on or before,which day any caveat or counter claim must be entered :- Gamaliel Butler, 31a., Jervis, Monmouth, originally John Hains, who conveyed to John Fletcher, who conveyed to the applicant; claim dated 14th January, 1841.-Bounded on the south by 33 chains 40 links westerly along a location to Richard Haines now claimed by the said Gamaliel Butler commencing at the Strathallan Rivulet, on the west by 10 chains northerly along a grant to Sarah Smith, on the north by 27 chains easterly along Lot 367 purchased of the crown by the said Gamaliel Butler to the Strathallan Rivulet aforesaid, and thence by that rivulet to the point of commencement. Francis Smith, 320a., Staffa, Monmouth, originally G. W. Gunning, Eliza Harris, and Malvina Harris ; claim...
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 20 April 1841
PORT PHILLIP. We have received Port Phillip papers to the 10th April. Tliey furnish the melancholy loss of the " Australia," from Leith, by fire, bound for Mel- bourne, which we insert below. They also contain the appointment of Mr. Braim, late of this town, to the Head Mastership of Sydney College. Sydney College.--Mr. Braim, who lately arrived here from Hobart Town, has received and accepted an invita- tion to become Principal or Head Master of the Sydney College, and will proceed immediately, by the Sophia Pate, to undertake the duties of his new office, the salary for which is 500l. per annum with a free house in connexion with the college and liberty lo take in a limited number of boarders. Independently of the emoluments, the invita- tion must be highly gratifying to Mr. Braim, being not only unsolicited, but coming totally unexpected, he having engaged a passage by the Caroline to return to Van Die- men's Land, where he had another very handsome offer. Port Phillip Herald, Ap...
THE COURIER. Strenue et Prospere. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, APRIL 20. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 20 April 1841
THE COURIER. Strenue et Prospere. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, APRIL 20. THE Government have instructed the Commissariat to make provision for the maintenance and clothing of between three and four thousand prisoners, which number may be annually expected to arrive in this colony, and will continue to be chargeable upon the Commissariat during their period of probation, which is as yet undefined. The prisoners just arrived by the Duncan, Surgeon McDowall, are to be sent to Jerusalem, and the party at work there are to be removed thence to the new settlement at Port Arthur. His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor has re- ceived by the Duncan no defined instructions with reference to the period of probation to be worked out by the lately arrived prisoners. One thing however is certain, that none of those who have arrived since the 1st of June last, will be assigned to private service, although it as yet undecided after what time, or under what modifications, they will be admitted to the indul...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 20 April 1841
MISCELLANEOUS. Shut and Shells -It is a curious fact that a thirty-two pounder ball, of nearly six inches in diameter, when fired through the timbers of a ship, scarcely makes a hole larger than might be momentarily repaired by the carpen- ter willi a piece of wood of the thickness of a middle seed walking stick. This is accounted for by the velo- city of tht ball passing through causing the wood to col- lapse to nearly its original state It is now about eight years since a suentihe gmtlenian, who has made many important improvements ni fire-arms, tried experiments which convinced lum that it was possible to make shells of such a construction that they would explode the mo- ment they caine m contact with the object aimed at, whe- ther it was a distance of fifty or five hundred yards, or an} range within the power or the gun from which the shell might be propelled. This gentleman submitted his views, in 18.12, to the Board of Ordnance, but as the country was at peace with all the wor...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 April 1841
MISCELLANEOUS. The Sheep Spider Fly._Sheep are seldom at any period or ia any condition, wholly free from this fly (Melaphagus), but its attacks are always most vigorous on hogs, and such as are in an unhealthy state. The irritation caused by the insertion of the proboscis and strongly hooked claws iuto the skin is so great, that the animal trie» to obtain relief by tearing the wool with ¡Is teeth whenever the affected part is within reach of the mouth. This propensity occa- sionally gives rise to a singular accident. When the neck is muck bent in the effort to reach the place irritated, the teeth sometimes become fastened in the wool so firmly that the animal cannot extricate them, and soon loose« the i power of its neck. If relief is not afforded it »««.wari perishes in a short time. In such a case shepherd that the sheep dies «by being bridled.-Quarter'» j '' of Agriculture. The same periodical says one of I|,,L remedies against this pest is the process of sinearioe 1 spirit of t...
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 23rd April, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 April 1841
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 23rd April, 1S41. Ship mails will he closed at this office as under: For Calcutta, per British Sovereign, to-morrow at five o'clock. For London, per Hindoo, on Saturday the 31st instant, at noon. And for London, per Union, via Launceston, on Tuesday, the 4th proximo, at S o'clock P.M. precisely. F. C. SMITH," Postmaster-General.
SPIRIT OF THE ENGLISH PRESS. STATE OF THE SCOTCH CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 April 1841
SPIRIT OF THE ENGLISH Pitttf&f..', STATE OF THE SCOTCH CHURCH. SIKCE our last observations on the state of the questions in which the Scotch church is involved, an occurrence has taken place which wo^ think must bring the whole matter necessarily within the imme- diate cognizance of Parliament, and compel the present Government to bend their attention to the extraordinary state of things in Scotland. We have never approached this subject with any feeling of levity or of indifference or hostility to the church; far from it. We distinctly stated in our last articles on this subject, that no matters could be more perfectly distinct than propositions to alter the law or the constitution of the church in regard to the appointment of ministers ; and, on the other hand, the claims of the church courts to an authority independent of the law, and the propriety of their practical and open resistance to the judgments of the courts of law interpreting and giving effect to exist- ing sta...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 April 1841
WANTED, £1000 on mortgage-security unde- niable. Apply to Mr. Rowlands, Solicitor, Murray street. Apiil 22, TO be LET, with immediate possession, that very desirable residence, ROYSTON COTTAGE. These premises are in thorough repair, and replete with every con- venience ,' detached is a conch-house, stabling, and other offices ; the garden is in good order, and the whole will be found adapted for a respectable family. For rent and particulars, apply at the Auction Compnny's Offices, Mucquaric-street. April 22. CAMPBELL TOWN ASSEMBLY ROOMS.-On Wednesday, the 28th instant, a CONCERT of Vocal nnd Instrumental Music will take pUce at the Assembly Rooms, Campbell Town, when a grand concetto and air, with variation«, by Monsieur Koivatzik, a flute concerto by Mr. A. M'Lcod, and a selection from the works of Harold, De Heriot, Tulon, Auber, Bishop, Rossini, Sic, will be per- formed. Leader.-M. KowAnzric. Principal professional Performers.-.Messrs. M'Lcod, Rus- sell, J. Russell, Duly, Clark,...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 April 1841
TO TUE EDITOR OF TUE COURIER. Silt,-I perceive a correspondent of one of your con- temporaries chnrgea ng.iinst you as a high crime Ihnt you stated many of the independent members of Council \oled ag.iinst the Act declaring the uon-npplicability of the Statute of James to thi» colony " from professed igno- rance ;" and then the names of these gentlemen ate quoted against you. This writer h(is, as I immediately recog. nizpd, not quoted the whole of the seutence ; but even taking it as it is, and recollecting the speech of Mr. Law- rence, you are not so far wrong, upon his own showing ; and I find that other gentlemen professed themselves in the dalk upon the subject, and weic anxious to hear Mr. Justice Montagu before the Council. Mr. M* Lachlan voted bemuse lhere was a doubt between the judges, and such being the case, it »as only fair to construct it to the benefit of the subject. Captain Fenton voted upon this ground also, as well as I recollect. AMICUS CURIJC;
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. PORT NATAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 April 1841
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. PORT NATAL. The following is extracted from a letter which we referred to in our last :-. 8th December, 1840. I left the colony in May last, to proceed by land, in company with a few others from Graaff-Ueinet, and travelled in all security through the few tribes of Griquas, Hechuanas, &c, without the least inter- ruption. A traveller need not fear iii'the least to do so, even alone. The country was then, and still is tranquil, and the pasturage in a fine state, particularly from the boundary of the country of which the emigrant farmers have taken possession to Natal. No farm house could we see until we had passed this boundary, but from thence they gradually increase, the greater part of the people having left their respective camps lately to occupy the several portions of land allotted them. It is almost incredible the number of game wesawon the road,-hartebecste, bles and spring boks particu- larly, and which afford the traveller souie sport. The lions a...
OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS. 20th April, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 April 1841
OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS. .¿Otk April, 1841. Tenders for the erection of a Church in Goulburn-street will he received at this office until Tuesday, I lth May next, lit twelve o'clock, when they will be opened in the pre- sence of such of the tenderers us may think.proper» to"at tcud. .'Plans and specifications may be seen as usual.* A. Citr.VNC, Director of Public Works.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 23 April 1841
MARRIED - By special license, at the Independent Chapel, Tamar-street, Launceston, on Tuesday, the 20th instant, by the Rev. Charles Price, Mr. Richard Lewis, to Miss Mary Price, both of Launceston. On Tuesday last, the 20th instant, by special license, at St. David's Church, by the Rev. William Bedford, sen., Chap- lain, Captain John Johnson, of the Adelaide, to Martha, eldest daughter of Mr. James, Wine Merchant, of Hobart Town. On the 22d instant, by the Rev. Mr. Lillie, Hugh Murray, jun., Esq., of Port Phillip, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of &nbsp; Thomas Young, Esq., Hobart Town.