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ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 July 1844
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at his sale yards, at twelve, one hundred head of cattle ; also, horses, cattle, &c. The Sheriff, on the ground, at one, two cot- tages at East Maitland. WEDNESDAY. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at the yards behind the Albion Inn, at twelve, cattle, working bul- locks, dray, sole leather, &c. ; at two, working bullocks, dray, &c. ; at three, gray mare, dray, and harness. Mr. John Rotton, at Greenwood, furniture, pianoforte, carriage, gig, hay, &c.
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 July 1844
BZâ.XT££m) FRXCS CVEBSÎÏT. £ s. d. Ales, London, per hogshead . 5 10 0 Elliott's Stout, ditto. 5 0 0 Bottled, per dozen -10s 6d to Oil 0 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 0 0 Annatto, per lb. 0 6 0 Arrowroot, per lb.9d to 0 1 0 Beer, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 2 0 0 Bees Was, per lb. 0 4 0 Bottled Fruits, per bottle. 0 2 0 Per dozen . 0 l8 0 Bread, per loaf of 41bs . 0 0 6 Bricks, per 1000.lQsto 0 13 0 Butcher's Meat : Beef, per lb _ 0 0 1 Mutton, ditto. 0 0 1 Pork, ditto. 0 0 3 Veal, ditto. 0 0 3 Butter, fresh, per lb. 9d to 0 1 2 Calf Skins, each.2s to 0 2 6 Candles, mould, per lb .4d to 0 0 6 Dip, per lb.4d to 0 0 5 Cheese, per lb.3d to 0 0 8 Coal, per ton .13s to 0 15 0 Coffee, per lb .6d to 0 0 10 Currants, Zante, per lb.8d to 0 0 10 Currie Powder, per bottle.. Is 3d to 0 3 6 Eggs, per dozen .4d to 0 0 6 Firewood, per load.Is 6d to 0 3 0 Flour : (Portus's Mills, for cash on delivery) First quality, per 100 lbs. 0 12 0 Second, ditto. 0 10 0 Ration, ditto. 0 9 0 Bran, ditto. ...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1844. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 July 1844
XiESXSXhaTXVS COUUCZÏ.. THURSDAY, JULY l8, 1844. As reported in our last number, at a quarter to ten Mr. WENTWORTH rose and said he was surprised at the pertinacity of honorable members. The authorities quoted by the Attorney General were quite inapplicable. It was incumbent on the house to do its duty, and send this case to be tried by the ordinary tri- bunals. Mr. BLAND said if they did not resist this first attempt, mobs and daniagogues would insult the members with impunity. Dr. LANG could not concur in the recom- mendation of the house, that these gentlemen bhould be prosecuted; it would make them martyrs in the estimation of the public. Mr. HAMILTON maintained that the prose- cution would be a decided act of oppression. Mr. YOUNG said every man tried in the Supreme Couit might as well say he was op- pressed. Mr. ROBINSON said no person ought to hold the commission of the peace who had been con- nected with duelling. Mr. WINDEYER replied, and a division took place, when there a...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, July 18. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 July 1844
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, July l8. &nbsp; In the estate of Owen & Co, a special meeting : William Fanning, £67 10s; the estate of Peek & Campbell, £106 I6sld; ditto, a second claim, £114 12s 7d. The following claims were also proved for English creditors : Samuel Hill, £96 12s 2d ; Henry Bellerby, £5114s 4d ; Joseph Twy and Brothers, £51 0s 8d; James Hodgson, £17 11s; Samuel Cocker & Son, £43 6s 4d; John Lomas & Son, £98 7s 2d; Mant & Brown £567 16s 6d; Ripley & Ogle, £978 5s lid; Owen & Nevill, £80 9s. The meeting agreed that fifteen months should be allowed for the English creditors to prove their claims, and that the trustees should reserve a dividend for them. (Before E. D. Day, Esq., Commissioner.) Wednesday, July 24. In the estate of J. S. Mein, an adjourned second meeting. The insolvent was examined by Captain Russell, Mr. Cashmore, and by Mr. Cham...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 July 1844
Dredging Machine Petition. THE PETITION adopted at a Public Meeting held at the Northumberland Hotel, West Maitland, on Tuesday, July 22nd, praying his Excelleny the Governor to send the DREDGING MACHINE to clear the channel of the river Hunter, now lies for signa- ture at the following places : Black Creek-at Mr. W. Slack's. Clarence Towri-&t Mr. J. C. Williams's. Hexham-at Mr. Hannell's. Hinton-at Mr. Household's and Mr. Levein's. Lochinvar-at Mr. J. Ferguson's. Maitland, East-at Mr. A. Skinner's, Mr. Keddie's, Mr. Wisdom's, and Mr. Mayo's. "ULaitland, West-at Captain Russell's, Messrs. Dickson's, Mr. Lipseomb's, Mr. Poulton's, Mr.T. Evans's, Mr. Williams's, Messrs. Potts's, Mr. Yeomans's, Mr. Reeves's, and at the Mercury Office. Morpeth-at Mr. J. Anlaby's, Mr. T. Skinner's, and Mr. Portus's. Newcastle-at Mr. James Hannell's. Paterson-at Mr. G. Wilkinson's. Raymond Terrace-at Mr. Chas. Dee's. As the Signature Sheets are to be returned to Maitland on FRIDAY, the 2nd of Augu...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 July 1844
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT HEWS, [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. SEIZURE.—On Monday last Chief Constable Hannell proceeded up the channel, and disco- vered, just at low water mark, several bars of wrought iron, averaging from 16 to l8 feet in length, and weighing about 1 ½ tons; all of which he subsequently had removed to the court-house, where it now lies until identified and claimed. THE STEAMERS.—The long wished-for reduc- tion in the charge for passage money has at length taken place, and parties resident on the Hunter are now enabled to proceed to and return from Sydney at a comparatively trifling expense. We do not wish to make any comment preju- dicial to the managers of the iron steamers, but we are bound in justice to tender our grateful acknowledgments to the proprietors of the Sophia Jane for being instrumental in effecting so desirable a benefit to the inhabitants of this and the adjacent districts. They were the first to act upon the hint thrown out respecting the exce...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 July 1844
Notice. THE Steamer "SOPHIA JANE" will leave _ Anlaby's Wharf for Sydney j*p§ä|=|j*g^ggp every MONDAY MORNING, at __*°**Y *~J~~ 8 a.m., on and after Monday, flic 22nd of July, and will leave Sydney for Morpeth every FRIDAY EVENING. N.B.-Freight, and Passage, and all other Charges, at "Reduced Rates." 504 For newcastle, Raymond Terrace, Green Bills, and Paterson River. THE CUTTER " JANE WILLIAMS," a Regular Trader, now laying at the Albion Wharf, is ready to take in cargo for the above places, and will positively sail on Wednesday first. For freight, &c, apply to the Master, on board, or to MR. THOMAS MAGNER, Agent, Market-street West. Sydutry, 20th July, 1844. 525 JOB AND BOOK PRINTING, 4N extensive addition having been just made to the PLAIN and FANCY JOBBING TYPE at the "RSAITiAWSS SÍESCURTT' GE2JERÜ.I. PStXSrTXETG- OFFICE, Parties requiring Posting or Hand Bills, Books, Pamphlets, Catalogues, Leases, Title Deeds, Circulars, Cards, Bill-heads, Cheques, plain or colored Lab...
PUBLIC MEETING TO PETITION FOR THE DREDGING MACHINE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 July 1844
PUBLIC MEETING TO PETITION POR THE DREDGING MACHINE. A public meeting was held on Tuesday last, pursuant to advertisement, at the Northum- berland Hotel, for the purpose of petitioning for the dredging machine to be sent to the Hunter River, to clear the obstructions in its channel. E. C. CLOSE, Esq., was moved into the chair, and commenced the proceedings by reading the the requisition which had been made to him to call the present meeting ; and said that having thus laid before them the objects of the meeting, he would mention one or two objections which he thought would be urged with considerable force again«t the promotion of their wishes. He was not sure that the government would let the" dredging machine come up lo the Hunter River without ita being insured; for it was a cum- bersome and one sided craft; the machine being all on one side, the stuff raised from the bed of the river being thrown into the other side.' But, supposing this objection cleared up, and the machine brou...
IMPOUNDINGS. (From the Government Gazette.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 August 1844
IMFOUNDINCS. (From the Government Gazette.) At Singleton, Patrick's Plains, on the 16th July-One dark bay mare, branded B or H, J-G under, on near shoulder, apparently RT off shoulder, white stripe in forehead, near hind foot white, long tail, saddle marked ; one small bay filly, short tail, branded apparently J on off shoulder, a letter under illegible, a blotched brand under the mane off side apparently defaced, small star in forehead, black points. If the above mares are not claimed on or before the 14th August, they will be sold. [10s. 6d. At Murrurundi, from Woombramurra, on the 16th July-One red bullock, branded ap- parently 45 rff rump, ML conjoined on the thigh, notch cut off both ears ; one yellow and white poley heifer, branded JS or IS off ribs j one yellow sided cow, branded AD off rump, like AA or AD near rump, a calf by her side ; one black steer, branded 51 or 51 off rump ; one brown sided bullock, branded JR off rump, an . indistinct brand on the thigh; one red sided...
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 August 1844
SYDNEY NEWS. THE BANKS.-The following is a statement, compiled from authentic sources, of the amount proved by the several banks in the Insolvent Court, up to the 16th April last. (Returns from Melbourne included). Bank of Australia.£175,377 10 4 Bank of Australasia. 188,725 0 3 New South Wales. 84,634 5 11 Sydney. 66,454 17 9 Union. 67,181 4 1 Commercial . 30,192 13 5 £612565 11 9 For a large portion of this amount the banks hold other security, but the exact proportion it is impossible to ascertain.-Colonial Observer. THE PRIVILEGE PROSECUTION.-The Australian of Monday states that a requisition was being got up to the Mayor requesting him to call a public meeting to take into consideration the resolution of the Legislative Council on the 19th July to proceed with the prosecution of Messrs. Macdermott, Macfarlane, and Moore. THE SMALL ALLOTMENT SYSTEM.-The Guar- dian states that a petition is about to be got up to the Legislative Council for the allocation on the part of the govern...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] SINGLETON. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 August 1844
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] SINGLETON. Business goes on in its old monotonous manner ; in fact, it may be reported to be " flat and unprofitable," but as times are said to be improving in Sydney, it is to be hoped that this little town will ere long experience the benefit of that improvement ; an improvement " de- voutly to be wished" by all who have the best interests of the district at heart. Never did the sun of Patrick's Plains arise in greater splendour than on Saturday morning last, shedding forth his benignant beams upon the just and the unjust, the peaceable and the bloodthirsty. Towards noon, considerable ex- citement was caused in our usually quiet town by a report that a duel, which might have been attended by very disastrous consequences, had been happily prevented by the well-timed arrival on the ground of a friend, invested with " a little brief authority," attended by two outriders, and who, of course, bound the heroes over to keep the peace...
MAITLAND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 August 1844
MAITLAND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. On Thursday, the 25th ult., an adjourned quarterly meeting of the general committee of this institution was held at the Northumberland Hotel, the Rev. W. Stack in the chair. The CHAIRMAN opened the proceedings by reading the report which had been prepared by the acting committee of their proceedings during the quarter, as follows : "REPORT OF THE MAITLAND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. " The acting committee for the quarter ending July 1st, in laying before the present meeting a report of their proceedings, at so short a period after their appointment, are desirous to close the quarterly accounts and other business of the asylum as nearly as possible to the corresponding quarters of the year, so that the business may proceed with regularity. The committee have to congratulate this meeting on the state of the increasing usefulness of the institution, and that the means which a benevolent public has placed at their disposal have enabled the committee to relieve every d...
HUNTER RIVES DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] SINGLETON. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 August 1844
HUNTER RIVES DISTRICT NEWS. Y LFROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] t SINGLETON. Now that we have enjoyed refreshing showers of rain for four consecutive days, the Plains, which the Herald's correspondent aptly compares to the "floor of a dining room without any carpet," will very speedily assume a much more cheering aspect ; and, should the weather prove a little more genial, all nature will begin to smile, for it is to be hoped that the worst of the season is now over- The mornings and the evenings may be very chilly, if not frosty, for at least a month yet; but should the "radiant source of day" bestow his fructifying influence for a few hours in the middle of the day, there will be a rapid shooting forth of vegetation, affording food to both man and beast, as well as renewing the parched, stunted, sere foliage of the " boshe." The river, which has not been in the slightest degree affected by the slight showers, except being a little muddified, has for a length of time flowed very sluggishl...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 August 1844
Married. By special license, at West Maitland, on the 29th July, by the Rev. William Stack, George Curtis, Esq., to Susan Martin, youngest daugh- ter of Robert Martin, Esq., Cove of Cork, Ire- land. Deaths. At Newcastle, on the 22nd July, aged two months, Catherine Jane, the infant daughter of Major Crummer, J.P. At Newcastle, on Monday last, the 29th July, George, the infant son of Mr. Frederick Becke. At Glendon, on the morning of the 30th July, Robert Scott, Esq., aged 44.
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 August 1844
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. Business has been very slack during the week, the continued rain having kept people in-doors unless obliged to be abroad. Sugar has been sold by the ton a little lower, but as it is reported to be on the rise in Sydney, it will probably rise also here; it is said that the Sydney Sugar Company has suspended operations for the present, and as a consequence their sugars are expected to get scarce, and have risen in price. Raisins are very scarce; there is hardly one week's consumption left in Maitland, and letters from Sydney say that none can be got there. Cigars, rice, and brandy are also reported as likely to rise. Tallow is taken rather readily in exchange for goods, or part cash, and a quantity thus disposed of has realised £25 per ton. Hides also meet a ready market in the same way, and good salted have fetched 6s., superior 6s. 6d. each. Pelts with the wool on are in fair demand at Is. to Is. Od. if of good size ; a load was disposed of during the week at 9d....
MAITLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 August 1844
MAITIiAIffD DISTRICT COWCIZi. On Tuesday a meeting of the District Council was held at their rooms, East Maitland. Present -E. C. Close, Esq., Warden, Messrs. W. Innes, A. Lang, and P. Green. The WARDEN said they had mej; there pur- suant to adjournment, but he thought they could not do much, since the decision of the Legis- lative Council on the District Councils Act. He supposed the only thing to be done now would be to get in all the accounts and see how much they owed. The other day they had ap- peared to receive new life, in the addition of two elected members, but the Legislative Council seemed to have put an entire stop to their working. He supposed they must get up a petition to the Governor to put them in a position to act, or to assist them in meeting the expenses already incurred. Mr. GREEN suggested that perhaps in a short time they would receive instructions from his Excellency. The WARDEN said they might depend upon it they should not hear a word unless they applied, t...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 August 1844
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks, storekeeper Cassilis, Mr. James Piper Clarence Town, Mr. J. C. Williams, storekeeper Coolah, M. S. Stephenson, poundkeeper 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. P. Hegarty, storekeeper 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 RICHARD JONES, at the Maitland Mercury Office, High-street, West Maitland, county of Northumberland, New South Wales.