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HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 8 November 1842
HOBAItT TOWN. Return of Grain and Flour exported from the Port of Hobart Town, during the week ending the 25th October, 1842, inclusive -.—Nil. Return of Gruin and Flour, imported at the Port of Hobart Town, during the week ending tbe 25lb October. I842.-Ar«. We cannot quote any alteration in the prices of colo nial produce since our last, except that there is a slight depression in the value of wheat. — Colonial Timei.
Calender for November. MOON'S CHANGES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 8 November 1842
Calender for November. moon's chances. Nov. 3. — New moon 111. 55m. morning. 10 ? First quarter I Hi. 2m. morning. IS. — Full moon lh. 17m, afternoon. 26. — Last quarter, Gil. 47m. afternoon. SUN RISKS SUN SliTS. Nov. 3— Thursday. Om. past 5. Oin. past 7. 4— Friday, 09n-.. past 4. 1m. past 7. 5— Saturday, 58m. past 4. 2m. past 7. 6— Sunday, 57m. past 4 3m. past 7. 7— Monday, 66m. past 4. 4m. past 7. 8— Tuesday, 55m. past 4. 5m. past 7. 9_\Vcdnesday, 54m. past 4. 6m. past 7. Garden.— Continue to sow various crops for a suc cession ; radishes, lettuce, peas and spinach, once a fortnight. Tnin out all your crops, such as carrots, parsnips, onions, &c, as directed last month. The voung onions thus thinned out may with great profit be planted out in beds. Still continue to shelter kidney beans, and other tender plants this month, as the summer frosts are frequently very inju rious. Transplant all the cabbage tribe, lettuce, celery, and other plants for seed, if not done last mont...
Robart Comn Shipping. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 8 November 1842
Hobart Town Shipping. Oct. 26. — A rrived the schooner Dundee Merchant from the Day, with oil and bone. Oct 26. — Arr ved the. barque Janet hat, from Lon don 24th June with u general cargo. Oct. 24— Sailed Ihe schooner Marian It'atson, for Sydney with sundries Out. 24. — Sailed the schooner Oratava, for Sydney with sundries. Oct. 29 — Arrived Ihe schooner F'ying Squirrel, from Port Phillip, with nine passengers, and 220 sheep. Oct. 29.— Arrived the schooner Isabella, from Port Phillip, with sheep. Oct. 29. — Arrived the schooner Agues and Elizabeth, from Port Phillip with sheep. Oct. 29 — Arrived ihe schooner Lillas, from Port Phillipj.uith 220 sheep. Oct. 29. — Arrived the schooner Watertily, from Syd ney with sundries. Oct. 31 — Arrived the schooner Talent, from Sydney with a general cargo, Oct. 31. — Arrived (lie barque Fortitude, from the whaling grounds, with 130 tuns black oil, and bone. Oct. 31. — Sailed the barque Kinncar, for Sydney with a general carj;o. Oct. 31. —bailed t...
POETRY. THE TWO MONKEYS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
POETRY. THE 'TWO SIONKBY6. Two monkey*, presents from abroad, ? ihe favorite pctc of their young lord, One night, when all were gone to bed, Went forth, in search of mischief led: i'hey found their way amidst the gloom. Into their master's drawing-room ; Where, stirring up the fire aright. To give Iheir deeds of darkness light, O'erhaul'd, ard found the 'bacco jars, From whence they plunder'd two cigars ; — Lit them, when Janus strove with Jock Which one would puff the greatest smoke. 'Sow arm in arm they both assume Their airs and graces round the room ; I'ufllng into each others face, Now spitting with a wanton grace; 'Till smoking strain'd its neighbour link, /Kid gate lium bath a thirst (or drink. No water near, they had recourse To ope the cellaret by force, l'rom which they drew the first thing handy, And wetted their cigars with brandy ,— Which aiding the tobacco fumes Uisorde:'d soon tbeir upper rooms.' 1 1'was now irfcy broke the midnight quid, Uy acts of violence and riot ...
THE TASMANIAN PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
THE TASMANIAN PRESS. The following abominable libel is extracted from the Emigration, Gazette of the 9th July. What would we not give to discover its author! ' The Tasmania!) press, as a body, has Jong been the least healthful, the least able, and the least independent of any in the British possessions. Its malevolent de nunciations, its filthy calumnies, its utter disregard of truth, tend to inspire its readers with pity and disgust, whilst it loners the estimation of our colonial character in British eyes. 1'erocity appears to be mistaken for vigour, slander for talent, personal scurrility for wit ; and its true liberty is lost in the most reprehensive license. As a vehicle of beneficial colonial information, it is worthless; and as a mirror assumed to reflect the Tasmaniau people, it is a monstrosity- Changes, and beneficial ones, it is said, arc, happily, about to take place ; and 1 hope it may devote its energies as much to the advancement of the Colony, as it has hitherto tend...
COTTAGE ECONOMY AND TEE-TOTALISM. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
COTTAGE ECONOMY AND TEE-TOTAI-ISM. The opinions and maxims of Cobbett have long ceased to be regarded with confidence, or quoted as authority. Their ever varying in consistency deprived them of the force of sta bility, and above all, they ?wanted the .recom mendations of disinterestedness and sincerity. He departed this life with more of the pity than esteem of mankind, and was generally regarded as a writer of great talent and little principle. His ' Cottage Economy,' an ex tract from which was republished in the Exa miner, is not free from the common faults of his character; and though at this distant period, it may be useless to enquire, what motives could have induced him to advocate so great an absurdity at the substitution of ale lor tea, in the cottage of the laborer, it is not unfair to assume that they were of an interested and selfish nature. We do not accuse our con temporary with being influenced by similar motives in its re-publication, but we cannot do otherwise than r...
SATURDAY'S POST. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
SATURDAY'S POST. The Dement has arrived at Hobart Town, bringing English news to the 27th July. A fearful accident has happened to the truly un fortunate royal family of France. The T»eirap patent to the throne, the Due d'Orle_ana; Jifcbeen killed by an accident. He was on his return from _Nuilly,when the horses of his carriage t#jk fright, in attempting to leap from which he fell tlpon his head, sustaining a severe concussion of Ihe brain, which terminated in almost immediate death. It is expected that Parliament will be prorogued the second week in August. It is not proliale that, a new trial will be granted in Tetley's case. Letters have been received from Captain Mon tagu. He had, hopes of restoration to office. A portion of the London press is violently opposed to him. ? The discussions iu Council are devoid of interest. The Gazette Contains nothing of importance expecting the notice of an Act to provide for the Bishop, a salary of £800 per annum.
Ship mails [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
StljIJ) Jfiiills To PORTLAND BAY, Essington, on Monday, 14th instant. To POltTLANDBAY & ADELAIDE, per (Thai. Itnqer, on Tuesday. 15th instant. To NEW ZEALAND, per Loacsloff, on Saturday, 19th instant To LONDON, via Hobarton, per Sovereign, on Thurs day. 17th November. To LONDON, per Mona, on or about 17tb proximo. St. John L'. Ukowne, Postmaster.
TEMPERANCE HALL. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
TEMPERANCE HALL. The petition for a peice of ground whereon to erect a Temperance Hall, is in course of preparation. The project, though originated by the Teetotallers, is of a public nature, and the benefits anticipated,, are far from being confined exclusively to that Society. It is proposed that a building be erected by public subscription to be placed under the management of the Teetotal Society, but that it be appropriated to public meetings of all descriptions, concerts, &c. Dramatic repre sentations are to be prohibited. The town of Launceston has considerable claims upon his Excellency, and by granting the request of the petitioners, he will partially liquidate the debt.
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1842. ' P.vil habits are »o fir from growing weaker from repeated ?' attempts to overcame them, that if they are not totally sub ' dued every struggle increases their strength ; and a habit ' opposed and victorious, f 6 more than twice as strong as before ' the contest. The manner la which th06e who are weary of ' their tyraony endeavour to escape from them, appears by tlie ' event to be generally wrong ; they try to loose tbeir chains, ' and to retreat by the same dep-ees as they advanced, but ' before the deliverance can be completed, habit is sure to ' throw new chains upon her fugitive. Kor can any hope to ' escape but those who, by an effort 6udden and violent, burst ' their shackles at once, and leave her at a distance.' Da. Samuel Johnson.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
SALES BY AUCTION. To Capitalists and otbers. MR. B. FRANCIS Has been favored with instructions to bring to' public competition, without the least particle of reserve, on TUESDAY, the 6th day of De cember next, at 12 o'clock, on the ground, in one lot, THOSE extensive and substantial built pre mises, known as the Colonial Hospital, in Wellington-street, with the garden and out houses, &c. attached, now let to the Government, at the low rental of £270 per annum, of which two years are unexpired, subject to a mortgage of £1,500, at 12J percent, payable in 2}. years. The advantages of the purchaser of this pro Cf, can be comprised in a very few words* situation is about oneLof the best, and as the township progresses, thaVpart will become more central, since the town is extending1 itself in that line ; it is also fully anticipated that the market, so long talked of, will be speedily com menced, and the Brickfields is the spot confi dently mentioned. Here, then, is an immense for...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
fTMEEZMinceston Courier arid Teetotal Ajfop *??.*.* ,«-K-6te--wiU be.jyublis'hiSt 'every Monday mofnlil&'iTid'aespaSified by that day's post to all ( \sffii *WO» 'jtl^ufiseription are- 6s. 6d. per 4swMtefjBi?J0he Pwnd per annum, if paia in ; jawSfc^p^;. ??-?? ^;;'- . . ; ? ??? ;' - - V::\::;Wfc*«*rttael*' T7' ? ? ? ? ' , -i ' ., .. - » ? A--£ir^dvcH«??ment8 inserted in this Journal , '.£X'~are''^b1i6n6d gratuitously in thB.XBttffc '. AlUASwrtiieiBente sent from the Country mus). be.pre-paid) or they will not be nttended-*0. ? ' - ? Ouf$eitoB: for Advertising are ga^same as totter1 lauSrk&sUra Joufnals^undet$fIiTO M^ei 3b. Bd.,«pd 3d. a line for all abbve;*w6l«$i *A& iritertiori. '??' Unless the number of -insertions 1)e 'written on thejnanuBcrJpt, they vfill be continued ?until countermanded, and charged accordingly. JJgP No Advertisement, received after four o'clock on Saturday afternoon, can be inserted in *the following Monday's publication, and none can b...
IS ALE A NUTRITIVE BEVERAGE ? (Concluded) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
not-jrei&t. Turn tie sow uponthe common, with nothing but what it can pick.and it may get fresh - but not ? very '-'fit: confine it to the sty, and give it plenty of meal and potatoes, and you will soon see the difference. When you — yes, you, ale drinking men — who work hard, begin to get fat, you ' may attribute it to the nutritious properties of- the ale: but whilst such symptoms. are almost confined to the landlords, I hope you will see that you have been in error in giving a character to this drink which it never deserved. IS ALK A NUTRITIVE BEVERAGE V (Concluded) Against the views which are here maintained it has been objected, ' that men get fat with drink ing ale.' But how many fat ale drinkers are there, I would ask, among working men ? Let any person stand at the door of any ale-shop, and count the number of fat ones who enter in, and the number of lean ones, and he will not feel much force in this objection. It should also be remembered, that all is npt gold that ...
ADULTERATION OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS. (Adulteration of Wines continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
ADULTERATION OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS. ( Adulteration of Winet continued. J ?' Dr. Shearman relates a case of a fatal character, from the adulteration of Geneva with lead, which fell -under his own observation ..The criminal, in this instance, was an excise officer, who pursued this nefarious practice, in order to enhance the price of gin, which he had seized in the perform ance of his duty. On investigation it was found that he had purchased twenty-eight pounds of sugar of lead at one time. The following statement, among others, may be adduced in proof of lead, or some other equally poisonous material being used in the adulteration of wine : ' On the 17th of January, the passengers by the Highflyer coach from the- north, dined, as .uanalf** Newcastle. A .bottle qf^port wine was ordered, ont&sting which, -one of the passengers observed ithat it had an unpleasant flavour, and beggea .that it might be changed. The waiter took away the bottle ; poured into a fresh decanter half ...
Robart Cown Shipping. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
Hobart Town Shipping Oct. 31. — Arrived the barque Francis from Sleaford Bay, New Holland, with oil and bone. Nov. 2— Arrived the burquc Wallaby from New Zealand, with 60 tuns sperm oil. 60 tuns black oil, and whalebone. Nov. 3 ? Arrived the brig Henry from Port Phillip, with 400 sheep. Nov. 3 — Arrived the schooner Triton from Fcgce, in ballast. Nov. 4. — Arrived the brig Emma from Sydney, with a general cargo Nov. 5 ? Sailed the schooner Naiad for Adelaide, with a general cargo. Nov. 6 —hailed the brig Caroline for Guam, with sandal wood. , , . Nov.'7 — Arrived the barque George, 252 tons, Gra ham master, from Liverpool 7th July, with a general cargo. Passengers— tiev R. JM'Cormack, Mr. and Airs. Fitzgerald and 9 children, Mr. and Mrs. Ewright and 3 children, Thomas Hainan, Sarah and Norali Ha inan, Mr. 11. Hope, Septimus Adams, John M. B. Adams, E. Allison, A. Allison. Nov. 8. — Arrived the barque Marquis of Hastings, Kiddle master, from London 17th July, with 238 male prisoners....
Launceston Shipping List. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 November 1842
Launceston Shipping List. ARRIVALS. November. — Brig Scout, 95 tons, Gwatkin master, &nbsp; &nbsp; from Port Phillip ; Willis & Co., agents. 250 sheep, Gwatkin ; 1 case paper, 1 bale shirts, 1 case telescopes, Powell; 1 bale slops, Benjamin. Passengers, — Mr. Headlam, Mr. Powell, Mr. McLaine, Robert McClare, John Quink, James Kingston. November 8.— Schooner Essington, 123 tons, Tullock master, from Blackman's Bay. J. Griffiths, agent. In ballast. November 8. — Cutter James Gibson, 15 tons. Hodges master, from Circular Head. In ballast Passengers, Charles Scaley. William Perst, William Beresford, Thomas Brown. William Burton, Mary Hart. November 9. — Schooner Will Watch, 63 tons, Harding master, from Port Phillip, G. & F. Fisher, agents ; 6 bales wool, 213 sheep, Bonadaile & Co. November 10. - Cutter Rover's Bride, 49 tons, Harrold master, from Sydney; G. & K Fisher, agent. November 10. — Brig Adelaide, 258 tons, Dryden master, from Lon...
TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 21 November 1842
TO THE EDITORS OF'THB COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. Gentlemen — In the LauncestoirjEiwi»!t;!«r of the 1st of October, page 220, 1 find the fol lowing remarks in reference to the teetotallers of this town. ' T/ie writings, and even the speeches of ihe unauthorised advocates have been disgraceful to humanity, opposed to public decency, and in de fiance of truth. * * * We could select from their writings in colonial journals, libels as abu sive, loffic as absurd morals na iWn.i-ulilo theology as poisonous perversions as false, insi nuations as base as have ever been committed to the care of a compositor.' Upon reading the above scandalous libel upon the teetotallers in the Examiner, I promised my self on the first convenient opportunity to pay a visit to one of these meetings to sitisty iny hiid.i1 whether the speeches were 'disgraceful to hu manity,' opposed to public decency, and in defi ance of truth. On Tuesday last I attended the Teetotal Meeting, and what did I find ? a peace ab...
MEETING OF THE TASMANIAN TEETOTAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 21 November 1842
MEETING OF THE TASMANIAN TEETOTAL SOCIETY. A numerous meeting of this Society was held in the Infant Sclioul-room, Frederick-street, on Tuesday last. It is really astonishing to observe the interest which the cause of Teetotalism is creating. The meetings are constantly crowded to such an excess, that a larger room will soon be indisnensablv reauisite. We hone it. will nnf. be long before we have the pleasure of congratu lating the Society upon the opening of a Tem perance Hall. The Chairman, Mr Sherwiii, opened the pro ceedings in the usual way, by explaining the object of the meeting: They assembled for the purpose of endeavouring to persuade people to adopt the principle of teetotalism, which they would find conducive to their happiness, welfare, and comfort. Their arguments depended chiefly upon the fact that moderation leads to excess. No one becomes la, drunkard on a sudden ; it is the effect of liabit----of education. Alcohol was a stimulant which required increasing, and thu...