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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 28 February 1840
DIED, At Perth, Swan River, on the 25th of November, Jane, the beloved wife of James Pearson, Esq., and third daughter of Captain John Mackay, of Fort- street, Sydney, in the twenty-second year of her age. &nbsp; At the same place, on the 2nd of December, the infant son of James Pearson, Esq. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
Supreme Court. CRIMINAL SIDE. Monday, February 24th, 1840. Before His Honor the Chief Justice. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 28 February 1840
uprettnc (ott't. CitiStN At. SIDe. Monday, February 24th, 1840. Before His Honor the Chief Justice. Thomas Whitton was arraigned for the murder of John Hawker, at Oake Park, near Goulburn, on the 19th January ; the prisoner pleaded not guilty. When the Jury was being impaneled, the prisoner challenged one of the jurors, Mr. Campbell, whose station the gang had robbed, who retired. His Honor appointed a barrister and attorney to conduct the defence, and the latter accordingly was allowed to communicate with the prisoner for a few minutes in the iron cage behind the dock. The Attorney-General commenced the prosecution by stating, that the indictment had been varied in order to prevent objections ; neaccessaries, in the eye of the law, were as guilty as principals. lie gave an outline of the case, stating, that for a considerable time previous to the murder charged in the indict. ment, the prisoner and three others had been ranging the country as bushrangers; wherever they went, their ...
MISCELLANEA. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 28 February 1840
MVISCELLANEA. MUSICAL TURNSPIT.-Apropos of din ner and accompaniments. I find among my memorandums, extracted from some newspapers, an account of the most sin. gular spit in the whole world, that of the Count de Castel Maria, a very opulent lord of Treviso. This turns no less than a hundred roasts at once, and plays twenty-four tunes at once ; and whatever it plays corresponds to the state of some. thing which is cooking. Thus, a leg of mutton a L' Anglaise will be excellent at the twt Ifth air, a fowl a la Flumande will be juicy at the eighteenth, and so on. When the sirloin is ready, ' O the roast beef' immediately strikes up-I hope, for this is not mentioned in my mann script.--.Diary of a Dilletante. MANUFACTURES.- Manufactures are founded in poverty. It is the multitude of poor without land in a country, and who must work for others at low wages, or starve, that enables undertakers to carry on a manufacture, and to afford it cheap enough to prevent the import ation of the same ...
News and Rumours of the Day. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 28 February 1840
lDoT aattb Etaut0urst of tfe Iag. DAr. Vrawvser has been appointed principal Auctioneer to the Hunter's River Auction Canmpany.-T-wo children named Ross were killehd on board the H[enry Plrcher, during her passage, by the falling of the main cross.Iree. ''lhe body of Reynolds, against whom a verdict of felodessce had been returned, was buried within the precincts of the ganol, on Monday night.-Above eighty members of the Ause tralian Society of Odd Fellows were present at the dinner on Monday last, at the Royal Hotel; they were entertained by a musical band of emigrants lately arrived in the Colony. --The claims against the notorious J. 'T. Wilson, as proved in the Supreme Court last meek. amount to 25,0001., and his assets to 8,000,- The gentlemen of Bathurst have preo sented Ensign Hilliard, of the 28th regiment, with a gold watch, as a token of their admira= tion of his gallant conduct in capturing hush. rangers.-A new Wesleyan Chapel is now in the course of exection in Yorksstre...
ORIGINAL POETRY. JOYS OF THE EARTH. "Pleasures are changed into pain; riches perish, and glory vanishes." [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 28 February 1840
ORZGZNAL POETRY. JOYS OF THE EARTH. " Pleasures are changed into pain; riches perish, and glory vanishes." HIow short-lived are the pleasures of the earth I They die the moment which succeeds their birth! Ephemeral joys I which bring no real bliss, But plunge their votaries in the deep abyss Of misery, even until doubt and dread Comes o'er each soul, bows each devoted head ; And sorrow sits on pleasure's gaudy throne, In gew-gaw palliment that's not her own. Seek'st thou the pleasures which the world can give? Ts it for these alone that thou would'st live ? Are thy joys only 'mongst the giddy throng, Who feel not, think not, see not, but along The rugged road of life pass heedless on, Seeking new pleasures for the old ones gone ? Who, as.along mad folly's path they go, In scandal deal, and laugh at human woe; Or drown their souls in draughts of sparkling wine,. And health and reason slay on Bacchus' shrine: Who, from the man, sink lower than the brute Mlore dumb than it, more misera...
Police Report. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 28 February 1840
olioce t-ecport. After the usual complement of drunken cases and other unimportant business had been gone through, atithe Police Office, on Wednesday last, a number of Iuformations, relative to breaches of the Market Act, were brought forward; among which were the following .: Frederick Thompson fir exposiug wheat to sale George-street, which is out of the bounds of the Grain Market. Fined 20s. and costs. William Johns, for a similar offence, case dismis. sed, in consequence of a coutradiction between the evidence of Samuel Wooler. for the prosecution. and James Roberts, awitness calledly the defendant, the one stating that a sample had,.and the other that it had not, been delivered. Thomas Maloney had a similar Information filed against him; but the witness for the prosecution, on giving his evidence, stated, that the defendant was certainly not the person who was with the dray at the time referred to; in consequence of whichi tha case was dismissed, and the defendant was ad. judge...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 28 February 1840
AGENTS :-H-ungadoro, Mr. John Dwyer; Borrima, Mr. M. Doyle; Braidwood, ,Mr. P. Goulding, Postmaster; Brisbane Water, Mr. Thomas Humphreys; Bathurst, Mr. Itichard Jones; Campbell Town, Mr. Hurle u urn, Mr Joseph Bull; Hobart Town, Mr. Pho smShnaverWolongong, ? r. Pritchard; Launceston, Mr. T. W. well; Maitland, Mr. Dee ; Patrick's Pluins, Mr. Thomas Cnllen; Paterson, Mr. David Browne, Bush Inn; Port Philip, Mr. Kelsh ; Parramatta, Mr Fitzsimmons, Innkeeper; ronrith, Mr. Purcell, Qoueauboyan and Manar.roo, Mr.Tho. Knned Glasgo. Edward Elliott; Wiudsor and Richmond, Mr. E. Coffey; Yass, Mr. Edward Walsh.-Pubhished in the United Kingdom by Mr. Jones, 63, Paternoster Row, London; Mr. W. J. Batteosby, 5, Essex Bridge, Parliament-street, Dublin; Mrs. Stain, 9, Union Place,. K d lasgo. ror Port Phillip Direct. IT HE fine fast-sailing (A. I) ship STIIATII. FIELDSAYE, 476 tons per register, O. M., J. L. Spence, Commander. 'his vessel has splendid accommodations for both Cabin and Steerage Pas...
Sydney Price Current. March 2, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 3 March 1840
st~rt nt p 4pcice current.tt March 2, 1840. 272 packages of Tea have arrived by the Tamar, and several small sales of that article have been effected at £7 7s. per chest. No other alteration of importande has taken place since our last. 'Tea, hyson skin, per chest, £7 to £8; gunpowder per 10 catty, box £2 o10s. Sugar, Mauritius, fine, Fper ton, £28- ditto, brown, £24 to £26; loaf, per b. 7d. to 7Vd. Rice, per bag. 15s. to 25s. 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, unobar's, per doz., Ius.; Taylor's, per hhd., £6 10s.; P'orter, 'Taylor's, per hhd, £6i 2s. to £6 5s. Spirits in bond, per gallon, IRum, ;s. to Gs. Od.; Brandy, 8s. to 9s. Gd.; Gin, 2s. 8d. to 4s. Wines per pipe, Sherry, £10 to £29 ; Port, £28; Cape, £12 ; Champagne, per doz., £2 8s. to £3 IOs.; Claiet, per dozen, 15s. to £1 10s.
Sydney Market, March 2, 1810. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 3 March 1840
*)ftltt, p ttnatitrt, March 2, 1810. Little alteration has taken place since our last quotation. 6000 bushels of Jaotzic VWheat were imaported by the Ilope from England, but no reduction has beep effected in that article. Fruit is now very plentiful and cheap. 'Tho price of Poultry is still extravagantly high. FLuuR.-Fine, 28s. to 36s.; seconds, 21s. to 25s.; ration, 18s. to 10s. Brcad, 7d. per 21b. loaf. Wheat, Colonial, 10s. to 12s. per bushecl. Bran, per bushel, 2s. to 2s. Gd. Mlaize, per bushel, 8s. to 8s. Gd. Barley, per ditto, Os. to Its.; Oats, per bushel, Ss. to 0s. FirIT.-Peachles, 2d. to Is. per dozen; apples, Is. to 3s. per dozen; grapes, 3d. to Is. per lb.; pears, Is. to 3s per doz.; inectrines, Gd. to Od. per dozen; oranges, Is. to 3s. per dozen. VEaGRTALEs.-Onions, 24d. to 4d. per lb.; cabbages, 2d. to 9d. each ; carrots and turnips, 4d. per bunch; potatues, 12is. to Is. per cwt. PouLTnY.-Geese, 8s. to 12s. each; ducks, 10s. to 12s. per pair; fowls, Gs. to 8s. per ditt...
LAID ON, But time of sailing not yet fixed. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 3 March 1840
LAID ON, But time of sailing not yet fixed. Eliza Frances, for South Seas, Captain Lister agent. Lady Aflacnaughten, for London, R. Duke & Co. P. Mitchell, and Campbell and Co. agents. Trusty, ship, for London, Gore & Co. aoents. Argyle, barque, for London, Hughes anil -losking, agents. Gcorgiana, for Liverpool, A. B. Smith agent. Alfred, for London, W. Walker & Co. agents. Orient, barque, for London, Mlontclioro & Co. agents. Samuel, barque, for London, Dunlop & Co. agents. Williamn, narquo, for New Zealand, Street, agent. Kinnear, ship, for London, Ilotts, agent. Maria, for London, I. Simmons, agent. Blriannia, barque, for Liverpool, Aspinall & Co. agents Middlesex, barquo, 553 tons, Munro, master, for Port Nicholson, D. Egan, Esq., agent. Wilmot, barque, 687 tons, Miller, master, for Now Zealand, Edwards and Hunter, agents.
The Chronicle. Sydney: TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 3 March 1840
Sydney: TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 1840. VMEN we accepted the challenge of the Colonist, to maintain the position we had taken on the Immi gration question, we thought that our contemporary was prepared to meet us in "prompt debate" upon the merits of the two systems; but we find we were mistaken-he has nothing wherewith to meet us in the shape of argument, excepting such adjectives as "shallow," "unplsilosophical," " clap-trap," "bouncing," "gratuitous," "sapient," &c., with which he besprinkles his columns, usque ad ,nauseoam. It seems his articles for the last fortniglht are merely introductory to the subject, and, even now that he has begun "to redeem his pledge," he does not, as his readers probably expected, take up our first ob jection to the Bounty system, and dispose of it; but, in order to gain still a little more time, and tire us out-in which he will certainly be successful-lie fills lthree columns with a letter of Mr. Nicholas James, which says sot one word on tlhe quest...
Shipping Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 3 March 1840
S~I~p~nijtg Intaelligence* LAuNcasToa.-Arrived, February 7, the Lord (uderich, Kay, from London, the Bolina, Russell, from New Zealand, an4 the Aumford, Oleveland, fom Maurltius via Adolaide 1 February 8, the Madras, Heninikor, from London via Port Phillip. The Fleetihiod sailed for Singaporo on the let February. The Columbian, Waokemn, from Liverpool, for Port Phillip, was spoke on the 15th Jonuary, in lat. 38' 8. long. 40 54' E. by the Bengal; and again on the lst February, in Int. 38 ° 20' S. long. 95 o 57' E. by the Cumberland. 'The Mlary Eliza, Paterson, from Londulon to Port Phillip, 418 days ont, was spoke by the Bengal, in lat. I 32' N. long. 25 0 311 W.
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle. ON THE WANDERINGS OF THE HUMAN MIND. NO. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 3 March 1840
©it*gitnall rclttcý unlttBct . To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle. ON TlE WANDERINGS OF THE 1HUMAN MIND. nO. 12. " How great is human frailuy, always prone to ovil ! To-day we repent of our sins, and to-morrow we conmmit the same-now we form resolutions, and in an hour, we fall off froan our good pnrIyoses." i KCEMUPIs. Sms,-HIlad Pelagius, the austero work of Bangor, this pious and salutary maxim duly impressed on his mind, he would not have over-rated the strength of human nature, or fallen into his dangerous errors. Pelagius, a man of ardent temperament, who con sidered every Christian bound to aspire to the highest degree of perfection, sold all lie possessed and gave it to the poor, and commenced a most rigid course of life. He exhorted all to a life of the highest morti fication. MLany excused themselves on the very natural grounds, that it was not given to all to prac tise such austerities-that it vas beyond iha reach of human weakness. But Pelagius searches the Scri...
REPLY. To the Deputation. from St. James' Church, Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 3 March 1840
REPLY. To the Deputation. fromn St. James' Chlurch, Melbourne. GE.NrLEs5EN,-The very kind and flattering testi monial which you have been pleased to bestow on me this day, expressive of your satisfaction with the manner in which my duties as a Clergyman have been performed since my residence amongst you. cannot but prove exceedingly gratifying to me; and I desire, in return, respectfully to offer to you, and to those who are associated wit you in this generous display of friendly feeling and regard, my sincere and heartfelt acknowledgements. Should it please Providence to permit me so to arrange my domestic affairs as to be enabled to see you again in Australia Felix, I shall bring back with mse the conviction that I shall find a welcome here, as well as a permanent home. It has ever been my decided opinion that the in terests of true religion could be most effectually pro. moted by maintaining a friendly spirit towards the ministers and people of other denominations, as Christians;...
Port Phillip. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 3 March 1840
'ort Phillip. Our Port Phillip papers come down to the 15th ult. The following are the only quotations we can make : The Perseverancero, which was reported to have been lost, has arrived in safety at Launceston%. This intelligence was brought by the Lord Hobart, which arrrived here yesterday. We have had-an opportunity of talking to several of our friends who hold large establishments on the ;Goulburn River and its tributary streams: from these gentlemen, . who have all cultivated mrpre or less of wheat this season, we are happy, to learn that their crops are most. productive, and of excellent quality. Besides supplying all the wants of their own large establishmoeuts, they will be enabled to dispose of a very considerabloe quantity of,grain; and they congratulate themselves not a little on their foresight, especially when they found on their arrival here that the price of wheat had advanced to £100 per ton,-P. P. Gaozcte. Mr. Salmon sold by auction, on Thursday last, one hundred an...
Ship News. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 3 March 1840
S1lp 1) News. 1nneivs. ARRIVALS. Marchr 2.-Flom New Zealand, the schooner Piana. DEPARTRAES. March 2.-For Port Phillip, the Caroline. PROJECTED DEPARTUREIS. Tihe Lady Lilford and Westminster, for New Zealand, the Rolbert Henderson, for Guam, the Layton, for Batavia, the North Britain, for Indlia, theo Delhi, for the 3ay of Islands, and the Camilla, for I-lfobart T'owin, this day; the Georgiano, for Liverpool, the 8th instant.
Veracity. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 3 March 1840
Veracity. The Sydney Gazelle of Thursday has the follow. ing passage: " A short time sipce, the veracious Chlronicle sta ted that Mr. Justice BURTON recommended the abolition of the oflice of Attorney General, than which a more unfounded lie never obtained insertion in that independent Journal, which is not saying a little." Now we do not mean to say that our contempor ary is what he so often, so unmannerly, and so falsely calls uIs; but surely one of two things we must say, either that the poor man is out of his wits, or that ihe intends his writings to supersede those of Lemuel Guilliver or Baron Munclhausen. The truth is, we asserted that Mr. BuniON recommended the abolition of the office of Solicitor. General, and that statement we believe few will controvert. VWe agree, however, with the Gazettlle, that it would have been more wise for Judge BURTON to have looked for an oppointment elsewhere than to have returned to the Colony. In the same number of tihe Sydney Gazette, we are ...
Monday, March 2. Before His Honor the Chief Justice, and Assessors. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 3 March 1840
Monday, Maurch 2. Before His Honor the Chief Justice, and Assessors. Wright v. Trustees of Magney & Co.-This case which occupied the Court the whole day, was an Action of'l1 rover, to recover value for seven horses and a mare, under the following circumstances :-ln the evidence brought forward by the plaintiff, it was shown (or attempted to be shewn) that the horses in question were taken by a gentleman named Matthews fronm lnlgnoy & Co,, a short time previous to their bankruptcy in payment of a debt due to him fronm that firm, for money which he had advanced them at various times previous to that transaction, and whichl horses were afterwards disposed of to the plai ntiff. From the circumstances however, if the inefliciency of the 'Partnership accounts which were produced in in Court, and cohtained nothing to support Mlr. Matthew's claims, and likewise of his possessing no satisfactory written acknowledgments of such claims, a doubt was thrown upon the matter, and a...