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Not yet Fifteen. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 21 February 1840
Iof set etfiffrcrl. vDuRtN the worst periods of the French IRevolut. tion, it was customary at Lyons, where many victims suffered, to send the condemned to a place namedc " the Cave of Death." A lad of fifteen was of the number. lis .little brother; a child hiidly x'i years old,-who had been accustomed'to visit'him in" anoiher prison before trial, po longer finding him `: there, came to the vault of the Cave or Death, and, called to him from the iron grate.; Ilip b'rotlerheard.• him and appeared below.'' The pioor" hild'pui his little hands between the thick bars-to cliipil u?, seen brother, while the latter, by sialti l?hnImelf on the "luints of his' toes, could just'kis tihein.`' '1"lik:'y dear brother." said the child, art. thou going to die. and ihall!I"see thee nonoreOV Why did you ndt tell them: that you are ,not! yet! fifteen, l'" I did, brother I said ,all Ileould;r but; they ?iotldheoar' nothing. ?'Carry :a ki to myl mother,'and try to: comfort her ;:nothig'Igrieves -me b'u...
Distinction of classes injurious to Virtue. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 21 February 1840
Diotittntion of rlassos inlurious to 1Virtus. Virtue and wisdom may have an in spired prophet or two always upon earth. But, for the body of mankind, a certain approach to a recognized equality seems as requisite as a guarantee for virtues which are to be as extensive as mankind, instead of virtues limited to, and esti mated by, their effect upon a particular class or order.....There is little cheook upon ordinary consciences, wherever the want of a social feeling, and a common interest between the parties, fails to bring home to the bosoms of the principal in the transaction its general consequences to society. England continues to be, in this sense, much more aristocratical, than many European nations, far behind it'in general spirit and refinement. Only our line of aristocracy, and consequently of demarcation, falls far lower than the House of Peers ; and thus, from want of being embodied in one uniform set of facts, or donounceable in one short denomination, it attracts less inv...
Catholic Affairs. Relation of the Marlyrdom of the Rev. John Charles Cornay, Missionary at Tong-King. Abridged (for the Aust. Chronicle) from "Les "Annales de la Propogation de la Foi." [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 21 February 1840
Catholic A?ffairs. Relatio oqf the hIartyrdonm .of the .Rev. JohnmG', harles Corna' ?Missionaty` at Abridged (for the A4ustr Cronlc'ie) fr'm " Les ,, Annaesde la Propogation de'laFol." :'John 'Oliarlosý Corna4 ain born at Loudlun, in Potiorsi; lthliarch. 18O'. Eii,, diaronts ar reape'oiab d for their wealth, and more particularly for a piety which is hboeditary in their family. The young Cornay applied himself to study at an early ago. He was educated at the College of Saumur, and afterwards at that of Montmorillon. His natural genius, aided by a happy memory, procured him rapid progress. Feeling himself called to the ecclesiastical state, he entered the Seminary of Poitiers in 1827, and left it sub-deacon in 1830 for the Seminary of Foricgn Missions at Paris, to which his oeal called him. While he was yet only deacon, on account of his age, he em barked for China the 17th September, 1831, and landed at Macao in March, 1832. In 1833, he landed in the terri tory of Tong-King, and pro...
EXTRACTS. Voyage Round the World. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 21 February 1840
EXT'~lCTS. SVoyage Round the World. ..WBtranslato,in an abridged form, the following artiolo from a Fronoh provin oild' piper, Le Brreto, as oopidl in Le Maiiricien of Nov. 22d, for which we are indebted to a friend - Captain Lucas is about to undertake a. scion tifo and commorcial. oepedition round the world, on the line ship L'Ori-: ental, of Nantes, of which Messrs. J. DepScher and At Bonnefin are ow;ners. This expedition is the result of a great, generous, and truly patriotic thought. " Struck," says Mr. Lucas in his pros. pectus, 1" with the inefficioncy of the means hitherto employed to augment our maritime and commercial relations and to give to our navy the preponderance it will one day have on all the powers of the world * * * * * we have conceived the idea of a FLOATING SCHOOL." The scholars will receive a complete course of navigation, of com merce and natural history; they will be taught the construction, the fitting and unfittingof vessels, and in fine, all that is taug...
Government Gazette, FEBRUARY 5th, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 21 February 1840
Governmnent Gazette, FEnRVARY 6th/, 1840. Proclamation by the Governor, appointing courts of requests to be held at Sydney on the first Thurs day and following days of the months'of February, March; May, June, July, August, September, November, and December, respectively; at Liver pool, on the first Monday in April, July, and Octo ber, respectively; at Campbelltown, on the first Tuesdays of April, July, and October, respec tively ; at Parramatta, on Wednesday, the 1st of April, 8th July, and 14th October; at Windsor, on Thursday, 2d April, 9th July, and 15th October; at Penrith, on Saturday, 4th April, 1th July, and 17th October; at Berrima, on Thursday, 9th April, and 8th October; at Wollongong, on Monday, 13th April, and 12th. October; at Bathurst, on Thursday, 23d April, and 22d October, and following days; at the Court-house, Maitland, on Thursday, 21st May, and 19th October, and following days. Benjamin Sullivan, Esq., is appointed police magistrate for the district of Cassilus...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 21 February 1840
9itbtract of galea big olucttotu, TIlIS DAY. TIo AUSTnALIAN AUCTION CoSNrANYv-At their Paddock, corner of George and Hunter Streets, at 12 o'clock - the Entire Horse, Candidate, 1 Black Filly, Black Malare, in foal, Chesnut Mare; also, a Scotch Cow and Calf. Mln. S. LyoNs-At his Rooms, Lower George st.eet, at I I o'clock-English Soap, Cork Butter, Red WVine, and 120 tons Bourbon Sugar. TO MORROW. Tl'E AVSTRALIAN AUCTION CoMrPA?v-At the Mart, in George-street, at 1 o'clock precisely-Envelops of various sizes, &c. &c. COUNTRY SALES. WsNnson-February 22, at Blanchard's Inn, by Mr. L. White, Stock. CAatrn.LL. Towa-February 22, at Mount Pleasant, by Mlr. Beck, Oats, Ilay. Horses, and Pigs. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY S. ?ir. loses Joseplh, At his Rooms. George-street, near the Royal Hotel, on TUESDAY, the 25th instant, at 11 o'clock precisely, the following goods, without reserve, t [NE Hundred sets of Rockiogham Jugs, silver mounted tOne hundred ditto ditto Teapots One cas...
LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 21 February 1840
]LOCAL. GOLD MEDAL - We consider the gold medal, which is to be given next year by the Floral and Ilorticultural Society as the first prize for the manufacture of colonial wine, worthy of some more particular notice and description than has yet been bestowed upon it. The medal is weighty and mas sive, and miuch larger in size than a crown piece. It is, besides, surrounded by a wreath of vine leaves and clusters of grapes, beautifully wrought in gold. The who!e is surmounted by an infant Bacclhus in silver, behind whose back is tire ring by which the ribbon is secured. On tire front surface are engraved an aboriginal figure, having on the one side a kao garoo, and on the other an emu, a bouquet of native flowers, and a view inland. The inscription recites the date of the establishment of tire society, namely, 1838, and that on which the medal is to be given, namely, 1841. The prize is well worthy the object of competition, and does great credit to the manu facturers, Messrs. Guion an...
MISCELLANEA. Catholic Church Property. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 21 February 1840
MISCELLANEA. Catholic Church Property IN the hands of the clergy of the Catholic Church, wheresoever they were, the property called the Church Property was looked upon as a trust; and whether it was divided in the proportions mentioned in the tripartite division, or whether divided other wise, the obligation existed everywhere of dividing it amongst the poor, and applying it for the building and repairing of churches, and conducting public worship, and furnishing to themselves a becoming support. This discipline prevailed wherever the Ca- tholic Church existed, and prevails to this day. * * * The uniform doctrine of the Catholic Church is, that the clergyman can have no property in the fruits of the ecclesiastical benefice; that all that is lawful for him to do is to take from it what is necessary for his competent support; and that the residue he is bound to apply to the relief of the poor, and the promotion of the works of piety and charity.-Dr. Doyle. I
Country News. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 21 February 1840
Country News. BRAIDWOOD, FEBRUARY 15, 1840.--The wheat &nbsp; harvest has just terminated in this part of the dis- trict; the crops are in general excellent; you will think it incredible, that one acre produced ninety- five bushels of wheat; I never knew of such pro- duce at home; but certain it is, that a portion of Dr. Wilson's paddocks being measured, the produce amounted to ninety-five bushels per acre; this was on an alluvial flat. Some of the neighbouring gen- tlemen being rather sceptical, a second trial was made in the same paddock, but on a more elevated place; I measured the ground, (it was measured also by an experienced agriculturist,) and in the presence of four gentlemen it was taken to the barn, thrashed, cleared, and measured, when it produced eighty-five bushels to the acre. Whilst the neigh- bouring districts are in perpetual agitation from, and terror of bushrangers, the greatest regularity, tran- quillity, and good conduct prevails in this; few and rare a...
New Zealand. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 25 February 1840
INew Zealand. From the Sydney Herald. Wedneeday, Feb. 5.-This being the day appointed by His Excellency to meet the Chiefs of and about the Bay of Islands, to hold a conference and offer a treaty for their acceptance, a great num ber of Natives and Europeans assembled on the grounds attached to Mr. Busby's residence, where a large tent had been erected for the occasion, under the super intendence of the first lieutenant of H.M.S. Herald, measuring about 100 feet by 30-at one end of (vhich a table and seats were arranged. At noon, His Ex cellency took his seat at the table, the gentlemen of the Church Mission being on his right, the French bishop and a priest, with the gentlemen attached to His Excellency on the left-the Rev. WV. Williams and Mr. Busby on either side acting as interpreters. About 200 Natives with the Chiefs in front, and about 100 Europeans, having assembled within the tent, the Europeans forming boehind the Natives, His Excellency commenced the proceedings by an add...
LINES TO SEA-SHELL. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 25 February 1840
LINES TO SEA-SHELL. What tale has thou of thy home below, The waters rolling free? What things of life and beauty go In the old mysterious sea ? Young neophyte of earth and air, Say what strange things have dwelling there? The sea.snake there waves his monster-hair, As a horse his mane unfurls; He goes with a hiss thro' the bleak abyss Where Maelstrom swiftly whirls; There zephirs sweeps thro' the stormy spray And the mammoth, known in the olden day. Man's eye I ween, hath never seen My grassy grots and caves ; 'Tis closed in death, ere it sinks beneath The barrier of the waves; The waves that guard like a sanctuary The secret things of the solemn seal Oft when the breath of the whirldwind's wrath, Has waked the startled deep Thou hast calmly slept while the surges swept O'er the brave three-masted ship Or woke from my chilly sleep to mark A mariner torn by a raging shark. This voice is the strain of the distant main, When it moans to the night winds sighs, Ah I sure to the waves, r...
POETRY. A CHURCH YARD. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 25 February 1840
P1O ER'lIt'Y?. A CHURCH YARD. It was a lonely spot; the rank grass waved leoneath the dark and mournful yew.tree's shade; The drooping willow too was weeping there, Scarcely a sound awoke the stilly air. Save that sad willow's weeping branches' sigh: All breathed of death! -the wild bird pass'd it by, Nor lingored there;--he loved a brighter scene, And sought the branching tree,-the forest stream. The wild bee, too, upraised his silken wing And soared on high,-there were no flowers for him; The nettle, only, and the briar were there; It seeined no spot for aught, or bright, or fair! You might afar discern the ocean wave, The high steep clifF, the lonely fisher's cave; 13utscarco could hear that dark wave's murmuring sound, As itroll'd onwards t'wards the rocks around. The sun had sunk; the last faint streak of day That lingered in the west had passed away; The moon was slumbering, 'midst the clouds on high, One lonely star alone illumed the sky. Twilight 'had thrown her shaddowy man...
Sydney Price Current. February 24, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 25 February 1840
ft stttc Price (?tT? ?n cvtt, February 24, 1840. The price current remains much the same as in our last publication. Tea is generally selling at the same figure, and in some places even at slight advance on the former price. Tea, hyson skin, per chest, £7 to £8 ; gunpowder per 10 catty, box £2 10s. augar, Mauritis,. fine, per ton, £28- ditto, brown, £24 to £26; loaf, per lb. 7d. to 71d. Rice, per bag. 15s. to 259. Oil, sperm per tun 801 to 821, black, per tun, £18. Soap, per cwt., £2 5s to £2 15s. Salt, per ton, £5 5s to £7. Ale, tunnbar's, per doz., 14s.; Taylor's, per hhd., £8 10s.; Porter, Taylor's, per hhd, £6 2s. to £6 5s. Spirits in bond, per gallon, Rum, 6s. to Ga. 9d.; Brandy, 8s. to 9s. 6d.; Gin, 2s. 8d. to 4s. Wines per pipe, Sherry, £'10 to £24?; Port, £28; Cape, £12.; Champagne, per doz, £2 8s. to £3 10s.; Claret, per dozen, 15s. to £1 10s.
The Chronicle. Sydney: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 25 February 1840
Sydney: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 18410. A. advertisement appeared in a late number of an English provincial paper for a farming bailiff, to which the following qualification was appended: " One who can neither read nor write would be pre ferred." The Editor, in noticing the advertisement, remarked, that he believed "a very similar feeling prevailed amongst most of the employers of the agricultural class." Such is the value.put upon education by the wealthy farmers of England. Suchl also, it would appehrshis the general opinion of a certain portion of the agriculturists of New South Wales. At least,jif we may believe the 'organs of the party, nothing is so acceptable to them, in the capacity of farm servants, as the peasantry of the rudest and most uneducated portion of her Majesty's dominions. We trust, however, that such a feeling is not very prevalent amongst us. We may indeed deplore the fact, that all the agitation that has hitherto taken place in the colony has been not to advance...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 25 February 1840
Original aovr~teponbuice. To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle. Ssn,-It might have been supposed bymany per sons on the retirement of its conductor from the managementof the little black bantling of Red:nau's filthy ally, that his Siamese brother would see the propriety and evendecency of moderating the hostili. ty which the Sydney Herald has from its birth mani fe?ted to everything t'atholic. The supplement to that paper of the 17th, inst. is now before me, andil defy the fanatical Lord Itoden himself to speak or pub. lish anything more false and villanous of the Irish character than is put forward in that print, which openly proclaims that it belongs to no sect or party. It is a singular but a melancholy fact, that, Ruden is himself a native of that country, the character of whose population he outrageously and incessantly traduces. The same may be said of the Sydney Herald writer; he too is a Intlst?nas--a renegade Irishman, and he is likewise an emaucipist. During a great...
Mobart Town Shipping. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 25 February 1840
?Qobart g oWtt -?lippni , ARRnIVALS. Jan. 24.--Cosmopolite, whaler, from Havre-de. Grace. 25.-Integrity, from Sydney. 26.-Courier des Indes, whaler, from Hnrve dolGrace; May/?arer, front London; Mlississipi, whuler, from Havre d. Grace; Shylock. whaler, from Fairhaven ; and Harmony, whaler, from l1avre-de. Grace. 29.--Shamrock, from Port Phillip. Feb. 1.-Victoire, French whaler. 2.--Camilla, from Port Phillip. 3.--Flora, whaler, from New London. 5.-Asia, _French whaler, from Havro-de.Grace. DEtI'AfTURES. Jan..25.-Clflo~n, for Liverpool; Agnes and Elizabeth, Sir John Franklin, and Margaret, for Port Phillip. 26.-Java, for South Seas. 29.--Lnton, for Sydney. Feb. 1.-Lynheer, for the Mauritius. 3.-Miranda, for London ; Eliza, French whaler, for Havre-de.;Grace. 5.-Lilies, for Port Phillip. 6.-Maria, and Elizabeth Lloyd, for Port: Phil. lip; Soundraporoy, for China.; and Shamrock, for Puort Phillip. .-_
No. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 25 February 1840
No. 1. " CarIP. IN ES?LADo.-The first report of the commissioners appointed to inquire into the best means of establishing an eflicient constabulary force in the counties of England and Wales, states that there is an average of 100,000 commitments annually to the gaols of the able- bodied population of Eng land and Wales, for criminal offences; that there are from 11,000 to 20,000 persons constantly in the criminal gaols, of which number a large proportion are persons known as living wholly by habitual depredation; and it is added that the general causes of depredation, of vagrancy, and mendicancy, as developed by examinations of the previous lives of criminals or vagrants in the gaols, w?e find that " in scarcely any cases is it ascribable to the pressure of unavoidable wanut or destitution ;" and that in the great mass of cases it arises " from the temptation of obtaining property with a less degree of labour than by regular industry." Comparing the relative cir cnmstances of the ...
LAID ON, But time of sailing not yet fixed. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 25 February 1840
LAID ON, But time of sailing not yet.fixed. Eliza Frances, for South Seas, Captain Lister agent. Prince Regent, for London, to load at Newcastle, Scott, of Newcastle, and Bagater, of Syjlney, agents-not arrived. Lady Alacnaughten, for London, It. Duke & Co F. Mitchell, and Campbell and Co. agents. Trusty, ship, for London, Gore & Co. agents. ArgUle, barque; for London, Hughes and Ilosking, agents. Georgiana, for Liverpool, A. B. Smith agent. Alfred, for London, W. Walker & Co. agents. Orient, barque, for London, Mlontefiore & Co. agclts. Samuel, barque, for London, Dunlop & Co. agent., 1illiamn, narque, for New Zealand, Street, agent. Kinnear, ship, for London, Utotts, agent. Maria, for Lolndon, I Simmons, agent. .ritrannia, barque, for Liverpool, Aspinall & Co. agents
No. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 25 February 1840
No. 2. "' We took occasion, some time ago, to institute a comparison between the state and amount of crime in Dublin and London, as exhibited on the face of their respective calenders, and wve flatter ourselves we succeeded in making it obvious to the dullest comprehension that Catholic Dublin, after making due allowance for the disparity of population, is far less criminal than Protestant London. On the opening of the last session of the Central Criminal Court, the Recorder told the grand jury that the calendar contained the names of upwards of 250 prisoners, and that the number would, in all proba bility, be increased to 300 before the end of the week. Many of the charges were of a most serious and alarming description. There were two charges of wilful murder, three of violation, and several of cutting and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Now, this is what the Tory journals, if the calendar was an Irish one, would call a fearful amount of crime. Only five days, how...
Ship News. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 25 February 1840
Ship 1 ®ews. Anlt UVA LS, Feb. 20.-From lobart Town, having leoft the 8th instant, the brig Camilla, Captain Gardner, with a general cargo. Passengers-AMr. and Mrs. Seal, Mr. Dind, J. Solomon, wife and child, and James Bray. 21.-From the Isle of Syke, whence she sailed the 10th October, the barque Henry Porcher, Captain Hart, with 210 emigrants, under the su perintendetoce of Dr. James Grant, R. N. They havi arrived in very gmod health, only three deaths occurred on the voyage. an infant froin disease, and two children named Ross, by an accident. She epoke the St. Miungo from Sydney, bound to Bata via in the Straits on the 1 Ith instant. . 21.-From London, whence she bailed the 10th October, the barque Hope, Captain Coombes, with merchandlso. Pussengers-J. 1. Montetiore, Esq., C. Caley, Esq., R. N., H. B. Bradley, Esq. and lady, J. A. and E. M. Templer, Esqrs, J. Dickson, Esq., J. Rickards, Esq., M. D., Mrs. Coombes and child, Mrs. and Bliss sValkins, Miss Saliahn, and five in the s...