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GAZETTE. GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 273. Colonial Secretary's Office, 8th October, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 27 October 1840
GAZETTE. GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 273. Colonial Secretary's Office, 8th October, 1840. The Lieutenant-Governor directs it to be notified to the under-mentioned individuals that their applications for Emigrants, under the terms of the Government Notice of the 14th May last, will be transmitted, by the first oppor- tunity, to the Secretary to the Board of Emigration, No. 2, &nbsp; Middle Scotland Yard, London, with a request that he will afford every information to all applicants, and instruct the agents at the several out-ports, at which such Emigrants &nbsp; are proposed to be selected or embarked, to do the &nbsp; same. Adam Amos, James Burns, George Best, James Crear, &nbsp; James Crear, junr., Robert Doctor, Rev. Thomas Dugall, R. V. Hood, R. V. Legge, William Marshall. By His Excellency's command, M. FORSTER.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 27 October 1840
jH shipping. 3§h FOR LONDON.-The fine fast-sailing first-class bark WEST INDIAN, 327 tona, C. MACAR THUB master, is laid on for the above port, and hating iii* greatest part of her cargo engaged,.will sail in all nfcember; hBs very superior accommodation for passen rg> for freight or passage apply to the Commander on Old'Wharf, October 14. W. M Orb. ^f^iTwiLLIAMS TOWN, MELBOURNE, and r GEELONG, to sail immediately, the fine brig LOUD HOBART, NICHOLLS, for the above ports. Early ap "lication for freight or passage is necessary to New Wharf, October 23. Willis, Garrett, & Co. F lOR Freight or Charter.-The fine fa«t-sailing ? toak-lmilt brig SEA HORSE, 20G ton» register, CHARLES C. WHICKER, commander, nour discharging at tlic New Wharf. For particulars, apply to Captain Whicker, on board, or to Xew Wharf, October 19. Kerr, Alexander, & Co. «rANTED, Three COMPOSITORS, to whom ff liberal wages and constant employment will be given. Apply to the Printer. Courier Office,...
MARKETS. Hobart Town Markets, October 26. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 27 October 1840
MARKETS. Hobart Town Markets, October 20. It is difficult in the present state of the wheat market to quote any fixed amount for this grain. Every holder just now fixes his own price according as he is disposed to think it worth his while to sell or to hold. The fact is, that many of the settlers with last year's wheat on hand assert honestly enough, (we say nothing about the wisdom) that it is not worth the trouble of delivering under 10s, and therefore they hold on. The present quotation in the market is from 7s 6d to 9s. We have not heard of any large quantities exchanging hand however at the latter price, while we do know of some having been sold for cash at 6s 9d. In the vegetable market the supply is abundant, and new po- tatoes, turnips, and gooseberries made their first appearance on Saturday morning ; we understand they were principally from the gardens of Mrs. Harrison and Mr. Parker, of Sandy Bay. They sold at the following rates :-New potatoes, 4d perrlb; gooseberries, 6...
THE COURIER. S[?] et Prospere. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 27 October 1840
THE COURIER. Jfctrcnuc et Vrosprrr. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27. We have received English intelligence to the end of June. Transportation is to be continued to Tas- mania Peninsula and the unsettled districts of this colony. Two thousand convicts are to be sent here in the course of this year, commencing from the first of August last, the greater part of whom will be available for labour on the roads. The only practical objection to the working of the Road Act is thus re- moved, and the cost of making and repairing the roads will fall comparatively light on the country districts. We insert a letter signed Vinùex dementia, pro- fessing to clear up the mystery attending the pardon of Currie, and to explain the motives which actuated the Executive in exercising the prerogative of mercy in his instance. We know not whether we are to take these reasons, since they conic to us in an anonymous shape, as in any way binding upon au- thority, for it is just possible, that as soon as we h...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 27 October 1840
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. Sir, - Having read your remarks on His Excellency having exercised the prerogative of mercy towards Currie, as you conceive improperly, and being aware that His &nbsp; Excellency would not condescend to explain the motives of his conduct when so challenged, I impose on myself the task of explaining this great mystery, as well because it reflects honour on His Excellency's judgment that he granted a pardon to Currie, as also because it will serve to relieve the public mind from an impression which may have been made upon it, as it seems to have been on yours, that the administration of justice has, in this case, been treated with something like contempt. You may remember that Currie was indicted for murder caused by wounds and bruises: that two medical men who saw the body, differed in their opinion as to whether death was caused by these wounds and bruises. They were described to the jury in the hearing of two very eminent men, one a surgeon, th...
INTERNAL REVENUE OFFICE. 14th October, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 27 October 1840
INTERNAL REVENUE OFFICE. 14th October, 1840. A Licence to retail Wines, Spirits, &c. for the period ending 29tb September in the year now next ensuing (provided it be not forfeited before such day), has been granted to the under- mentioned individuals:-George Brooks, Fountain, Falls, New Norfolk; Bennett Cornelius Johnson, Sailor's Home, Hunter street, Hobart Town ; Simon Scrivener, Queen's Head, Perth, Launceston ; Antonio Martini, Sawyers' Arms, in Tamar and Cameron-streets, Launceston; Richard Heaney, Tasmanian Inn, Perth, Launceston ; John Bonney, Deloraine Inn, Deloraine, Norfolk Plains. &nbsp; Adam Turnbull, Collect. of Intern. Rev.
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE BOTHWELL CHURCH CASE. Cluney Park, 22nd January, 1828. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 27 October 1840
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE BOTHWELL CHURCH CASE. Cluney Park, 22nd January, 1828. Sir,-In furtherance of your intention to erect a Chapel in the Township of Bothwell, I have called upon some mechanics to ascertain the probable expense, and beg leave to state, for your information, that an excellent mason will undertake to quarry the stones, and erect a building 40 feet by 21 in the clear, and 13 feet high, having gables and windows with Gothic arches, for about five and forty (45) pounds : the roofing, gashes, and door would cobt about thirty more, and the sawing and glasing five and twenty : so that a neat substantial stone Chapel may be covered in for about one hundred pounds, pro- vided the people will agree to cart the materials free of expense. A smtill subscription in ninney will also be ne. cessnry to plaster and fit up the interior. With a view to procure the co-operation of the inhabi. tants of the settlement, I called upon Captain Wood, who is the principal personage here,a...
CUSTOM HOUSE. Hobart Town. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 October 1840
CUSTOM HOUSE. Hobart Town. Return of Grain and Flonr exported from the port of Hobart Town for the week ending 26th October, 1840, in- clusive :-Barley, 169 bushels ; Oats, 1485 ditto ; flour, 65j tons. tteturn of Grain and Flour exported from the port of Launceston for the week ending 24th October, 1840, inclu- sive -.-Barley, 590 bushels ; Oats, 640 ditto ; Flour, 16£ tons. G. H. RARNFS, Collector.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 October 1840
TO ADVERTISERS. This Journal is published every TUESDAY and FRIBAY. Adver- tisements intended for the Tuesday's edition should be sent to the Courier Office by one . o'clock on Monday ¡ and if for Friday, by 'One o'clock on Thursday. Parties should also notify the number of insertions ?required. Advertisements tent without such Í7istructions will be inserted three times.
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE, Hobart Town, October 6, 1840. WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 October 1840
COMMISSARIAT. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE, -. ' Hobart Town, October 0, 1840. WHEAT. Notice.-The Commissariat Stores at Hobart Town and Launceston will not be open for the reception of wheat, (in terms of the advertisement from this office, under date of the 12th August last,) after Saturday, the 10th instant inclusive. From that date wheat will be received at the rate of 7s (id per bushel of 64lbs, until further notice. j GEORGE MACLEAN, A.C.G.
COMPENDIUM OF ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 October 1840
COMPCKDIUM OP ENGLISH NEWS. Sir Frederick Smith and Professor Barlow, the Government Railway Commissioners, are now examining the line of com- munication between York and Birmingham.-Tire construc- tion of . steam' vessels of strong sheet iron is evidently much on the increase, particularly at Liverpool and at Glasgow, the two ports that were the first in this country, and arc still the most successful in directing their energies to steam navigation. -There is none of the many pulses which so nearly approaches wheat in quality and wholcsomeness as the small horse bean ; and millers, aware of this, when wheat is dear or scarce, mix bean flour largely with that of wheat.-Southwick House, near Portsmouth, a very splendid mansion, the scat of Thomas Thistlcthwaytc, Esq., was recently destroyed by fire: the damage is estimated at "£20,000, of which ¿'13,000 is insured. -A letter from Home states that the Pope seriously con- templated the conversion of Great Britain, and that he had with ...
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, October 22. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 October 1840
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, October 22. One disorderly only appeared this day and was fined Si. John Bull, assigned to Mr. Short, charged by his master with being absent without leave and neglect of duty ; three months' hard labour on the roads. Thomas Jepson charged with assaulting constable Jones and obstructing him in the execution of his duty ; the charge being fully substantiated he was fined 6s. for the assault and 4s. 4d. amount of damage done to the consta- ble's coat. Friday, October 23. Three fines of 5s. this morning, for drunkenness. Mr. Tegg appeared lo answer the complaint of Marla Devereux, his servant, with having refused to pay her tho wages due to her, which she failed to prove, and her com- plaint was dismissed. . . Several bakers appeared to answer the complaint ot constable Brice with not weighing their bread prior to sel- ling it to their customers ; cases dismissed. Saturday, October 24. Three disorderlies ; each fined 5s. .. Richard Beaumont, ticket-...
SUPREME COURT—CRIMINAL SITTINGS. Before His Honor Mr. Justice Montagu and a Military Jury. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 October 1840
SUPREME COURT-CRIMINAL SITTINGS. Before His Honor Mr. Justice Montagu and a Military Jury. WFDNESDAV, OCTOBER 28. John Clifton Bliss was indicted for forging a bill of exchange, for £100, on John King. Mr. F. E. D. Browne stated that he was acquainted with the prisoner, who came to him on the 10th April last, and told bim he had a bill of Mr. Smith's, which be wished the witness to get discounted for him ; that he knew Mr. King by sight, and believed him a respectable person ; he told the prisoner he would have it done for him and w "7 pass it through the Commercial Bank; an erasure had been made in the bill, in consequence of an informalitytoA indorsement, which did not correspond with the tin . on the face of it; witness received the amount from Mr. Dunn and handed it to prisoner at the same time ; he knew the prisoner to be a post-office messenger; prisoner in- formed him he had considerable property in Mr King's hands (between ¿625,000 and «30,000); witness 'ref. to Mr. Nicholso...
ELECTION MOVEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 October 1840
ELECTION MOVEMENTS. ABERDEEN. July 4.-Mr. Lindsay, a gentleman of Conservative principles, from London, has been can- vassing the electors of Aberdeen for some weeks past, but m consequence of a disagreement respecting the church non-intrusion question, has abruptly left the EAST CUMBERLAND.-We are happy to be able to announce that a Conservative gentleman will offer «umself to supply the vacancy caused by Major Agli 00l>y a death in the representation of East Cumber "nd.-Carlisle Patriot. The Constitutional party would look to Sir George Musgrave, Bart., of Eden Hall, but the hon. gentle «M bemg high sheriff, is disqualified, and they there ore. it is said, regard Mr. Hazell, of Dalemain, as .»e object of their choice .-Newcastle Journal. .nHl EPM6ENTATro'* OF WOBCESTEBSHIRK.-It ¡8 Stated, SM»!*6 Ulider8tand on good authority, that Mr. Robert vu î.0f ^tourbridge, une of the county magistrates, p« be brought forward with Mr. Holland for the * li6'!! Division« Colonel Davies conti...
THE COURIER. Stre[?] [?]t Prospe[?]. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 October 1840
THE COURIER. âtmiue et ^lospcrr. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30. WE have been favoured with an English paper, (the latest we believe in the Colony,) of the 7th July, from which we give copious extracts. The weather at the commencement of July had set in, instead of hot and sultry days such as are usual in the " dog days" at home, with very boisterous winds accompa- nied with rain ; it was not such however as to cause any fear of the result to the crops. TO-MORROW the Richmond Meeting is held on the subject of the Road Act. Why is it that public feeling or opinion has been so long asleep while the clauses of this Act were passing through the Legis- lative Council, and why is it, that at the last stage, and at more than the eleventh hour towards the mid- night gloom that it is presumed tiro Road Act will bring down upon our heads, it has been found neces- j sary to arouse us to a sense of the impending danger by means of a Public Meeting, and a few rattling and hollow phrases about t...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 October 1840
ENGLISH NEWS. The great annual convocation of Wesleyan Metho- dist Ministers, will commence at Newcastle-upon Tym?, on the 27th July. General report gives the lord-lieutenancy of the county of Surrey, vacant by the death of Lord Arden, ,0 the Earl of Lovelace.-Chronicle. A magnificent hunting cap has just been made for His Royal Highness Prince Albert. The colour of die material is a rich purple velvet, with gold curi- ously embroidered in subjects allusive to the chase. The British fleet was off Mytelene on the 19th of The will of the late Duke of Bedford has been proved by the son of the deceased, Francis, Duke of Bedford, formerly Marquis of Tavistock. The per- sonal property of the noble duke, is sworn under £250,000. Lord John Russell receives a legacy of £50,000. The late lamented Lord William Russell, (who is ahio a legatee under the will,) whose melan- choly end, under the hands of an assassin, has cheated such an extraordinary sensation throughout the coun- try, was one of ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 October 1840
ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE, Campbell-street. TO-MORROW, the 31st instant, will be performed THE ROBBER'S WIFE. After which, comic Sons, Mr. Palchon. To conclude with THE ILLUSTRIOUS STRANGER. On MONDAY, 2nd November, RAYMOND AND AGNES, or. THE BLEEDING NUN OF LINDEN BURG. Willi other entertainments. To conclude with THE MIDDY ASHORE. ABTIIUB FALCHOK, Stage Manager. MAJOR BUTLER.-All persons who have any claims or demands against the Estate of the late Major Butler, are requested to send the particulars thereof to Mr. John Harrison, Solicitor, 31, Macquaric-strect, Hobart Town. October 30. SALES BY AUCTION. Part of the Cargo of the Brig" Sea Horse," from Calcutta, T. MACMICHAEL is instructed by the Con W signée to SELL by AUCTION, without any re- serve, at the Stores of J. F. Strachan, Esq, Old Wharf, on Friday next; the 6th instant, at 12 o'clock precisely, the fol- lowing MERCHANDIZE One hundred and forty chests Khaur sugar, for brewer» One hundred hhds superior rum Five hundred pieces...
BALL TO CAPTAINS ROSS AND CROZIER, AND THE OFFICERS OF H.M S. "EREBUS" AND "TERROR." [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 October 1840
BALL TO CAPTAINS ROSS AND CROZIER, AND THE OFFICERS OF II. M. S. " EREBUS" AND " TERROR." The 29th being the day fixed for this Ball taking ! place, the town, as usual on such occasions, was dis- turbed from its uniform aspect of settled dullness, and several fair faces from the country enlivened our streets, and began to impart a little of the animation and freshness of feeling, which belong to youth and beauty, to our more demure oppidans ; so that " the pressure of the Money Market," and the bad prices of wool and oil, were all forgotten in the gaiety of the occasion, and all ranks of men turned with a grateful pleasure to the opportunity afforded them of testi- fying their esteem and regard, no less personally to- wards the distinguished sons of science now amongst them, than respect for the objects of the important expedition in which these gentlemen are engaged, involving, as it does, a mighty problem of science, the result of which may rank amoug the greatest &nbsp; d...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 30 October 1840
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Thursday Morning, October 29-Our reporter was abruptly seized hy the ana this morning in proceeding as usual to obtain the shipping intelligence from the Tort Office, by n constable, and the door of this public office was subsequently found to be locked. We. notice this circumstance to advise all gentlemen in authority, and all Ball Committees, to bear in mind that they have no right to interrupt persons obtaining commercial intel- ligence for the benefit of the public ; and that pleasure ought not to be allowed to interfere with business. But for the polite attention of a gentleman, connected with the press, we should have been without our usual shipping intelligence. The ex- pense and trouble attendant upon the management of a public Journal, are quite sufficient without subjecting reporters to be insolently stopped by convict constables who know not how to discharge their duty with propriety, and to whom civility or politeness arc terms unknown. PORT OF HOB...