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Catholic Affairs. Relation of the Martyrdom of the Rev. John Charles Cornay, Missionary at Tong-King. (CONCLUDED.) [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 6 March 1840
Catholic Affairs. Relation of the Martyrdom of the Rev. John Charles Cornay, Missionary at Tong-King. $(cONCLUDrn.) On the 20th of September, Wednesday of Embher Week, being a fast day, Mr. Cornay waited until noon to take his meal. The eathechist, who had orders to remain with him, having also dined, went to some Christians of the neighbourhood, and left a single nun to watch what might happen. Between one o'clock and noon, a courier on horseback makes his appear ance, carrying 'a flag in his hand; a Christian soldier, informed by the courier himself that Mr.. Cornay is about to be executed, communicates the intelligence to the good nun. Alone at so critical a moment, she felt rather embarrassed ; but her resolution is soon taken : she tells an old servant to take two mats and spread them under the martyr, when the pre parations should be made for the execu tion, and hastens herself to the prison. At two o'clock the fatal cortege makes its appearance. It comes through the western g...
Sketches in Sydney. No. XI. THE EMIGRANT SHIP. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 6 March 1840
Sk.etches in Sydney. No. XI. THE EMIGRANT SHIP. TIER measured stroke of oars, and the faint toll of the distant church bell, are amongst the last sounds heard by the emigrant, of his native shores; and tlhe receding lights, vanishing one by one, leave him at last with " nihil nisi pontus at lier.." The ship-the swan-like ship, " that walks the waters like a thing of life," bowing to the wave, and spurning its crested foam-to the uninterested beholder, seems a fairy spot to dwell in. One look, however, on the deck, and the poetry vanishes. Nothing but the common, every-day-life occurrences meet the eye, in their most disgusting forms. The quarter-deck crowded with hen-coops, stuffed chock full of the most antique specimens of the gallinaceous tribe; the main-deck lumbered with the long boat, from which occasionally may be heard, " amidst the howling of the wind," the lowing and bleating of the future " beef and mutton" of the mess; the forecastle filled with hammocks and sea-chests, ...
The Blacks. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 6 March 1840
Although the existence of the state of things des. cribed below in a letter to the Editor of the Cololist, is not unknown to any resident in the Colony, we think it ought to be made known every where, in the hope that some philanthropist may devise and pro pound to the government some effectual remedy to such a dreadful evil. " Having resided for some month's back in the interior of this country, and traversed hundreds of miles in it, I have had the best of opportunities of becoming acquainted with the manners and customs of tlle inhabitants of the bush, both black and white. These I am sorry to say are disgusting in the ex. treme, especially as regard whites, from whom we should expect less immorality and more decency. Does the Governor know that there are some, nay many, landholders and squatters here, and in many other parts throughout the interior, who allow and wish their shepherds to keep black jins? Does he know that they not only allow this, but also allow their convict serv...
Sydney Market, March 6, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 6 March 1840
1Itbnep StavKStet, March f, 1810. A quantity of Ipdian wheat sold on account of the Government on Tuesday last, reaiized an average of Os. 3d. per bushel, and 2700 bushels of bran was disposed of at Is. 2d. per bushel. FLouRu.-Finn, 28s. to 36s. ; seconds, 21s. to 25s.; ration, 18s. to 19s. Bread, 7d. per 211b. loaf. Wheat, Colonial, o1s. to 12s. per bushel. Bran, per bushel, 2s. to 2s. Gd. Maize, per bushel, 8s. to 8s. 6d. Barley, per ditto, Gs to Os.; Oats, per bushel, 8s. to Os. FnuIT.-Peaches, 2d. to Is. per dozen; apples, Is. to 3s. per dozen; grapes, 3d. to Is. per lb.; pears, Is. to 3s per doz.; nectarines, Gd. to 9d. per dozen; oranges, Is. to 3s. per dozen. VsuErAnLas.--Onions, 21d. to 4rid. per lb.; cabbages, 2d. to 9d. each; carrots and turnips, 4d. per bunch; potatoes, 12s. to 16s. per cwt. PouLTSYn.-Geese, 8s. to 12s. each; ducks, 10s. to 12s. per pair; fowls, sG. to 8s. per ditto; turkeys, 10s. to 15s; each; eggs, 2s. Gd. to 3s. per dozen; lard, Is. 3d. per lb.; bacon,...
ORIGINAL POETRY. STANZAS AT SEA. Written on board the barque Strathfieldsay, on the night of the 1st May, 1839. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 6 March 1840
ORIGINAL POETRY. STANZAS AT SEA. Written on board the barque Strathfieldsay, on the night of the Ist May, 1839. A storm in distant darkness cowers upon the stilly deep; Within a low cloud's parted folds, three stars their lone watch keep: Frequent the tropic lightning flings its ocean-flash o'er heaven, And, through the gloom, the shaded moon's wan outline still is given ! There's mingled in the scene to-night a splendour and a gloom, All, all unlike life's other scenes of dreariness or bloom; Yet my sad thoughts hang o'er the past-the lovely and the dark, As o'er the sleeping water floats our lone and lazy bark. The wet sails, flapping o'er my head, to me sweet music make The light'nings seem an angel's smiles, as through the clouds they break; For musings of a deep, dear kind, to-night are stealing o'er me, Of things for ever left behind, and things all new before me. Ev'n while hope's golden future opens round me, and I bless, With the heart's tears, some fairy dreams of far off ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 6 March 1840
AGENTS :-B3ungudore, Mr. John Dwyor; Borrimna, Mr. M. Doyle ; Brnidwood, Mr. P. Gonlding, Postmaster; Brisbane Water, Mr. Thomas Humphreys; Bathurit, Mr. Richard Jones; Campbell T'own, Mir. Huroey; Goulbourn, Mr. Joseph Bull; Hobart Town, Mr. Philip Smith Liverpool, Mr. Williin Pritchard'; Launceston, Mr. T. W. Cowell; Maitland, Mr. Dee " Patrick's Plains, Mr. Thomas Cllen; Paterson, Mr. David Browne, Bush Inn; Port Philip, Mr.Kelsh ; Parramatta, Mr Fitzsimmons, Innkeeper; I'nourith, M?r.Purcell, Queabe?an and Manaroo, Mr. Thomas Shi?ahan ; Wollongog. r. Edward Elliott; Windsor and Richmond, Mr. E. Coffeoy; Yass, Mr. Edward Walsh.-'ublished in the United Kingdom by Mr. Jones, 63, Paternoster otuw, Londo,; Mr. W. J. Battersby, 5, Essex Bridge, Parliament-street, Dublin; Mrs.,Stain, 9, Union P'lace, Edinburgh; and Mr. D.KennedyGasgw. For Port Phillip Direct. _ T? HE fine fast-sailing (A. I) ship STAItTI1. FIELDSAYE, 476 tons per register, O. M., J. L. Spence, s Commander, ' his vessel...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 6 March 1840
Addition to Furniture Sale. lijc .tuoI trvaliaan Auction Conmpany Will sell by Auction, THIIS DAY, the Gth inst' at Twelvn o'clock, in addition to the Furniture advertised for that day, S IX and Two Arm Mahogany Chairs I. Six imitation rosewood ditto Four fly ditto Lounge Chairs Butler's Trays and Stands Library Chairs Four-post Bedsteads, Spring Mattresses, Bolsters, and Pillows, Musquito Curtains, &c. One pair Couchlles, blue damask Twelve spring-stuffed Chairs to match Babies' Cots Loo Tables Sideboards and Tables Clhst of Drawers Children's Chairs Card Tables Telescope Dining Tables Recumbent Chairs Carpet Bags China Mattresses and Baths With a variety of other useful Articles. Terms at sale. 1231 HORSE SALE. 93fje tttt? allfatt Auctioin Conapany Will tell by Public Auction, at their Paddock, in George-street, corner of Hlulter-street, TIIllIS DAY, the Gth instant, at Twelve o'clock, O NE Valparaiso Mare, cream colour, Five years old One Black ditto, 4 years old One Bay ...
Country News. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 6 March 1840
Country News. In the Chronicle of Tuesday last, it was stated that two prisoners, who were being conveyed from Queanbeyan to Goulburn by two constables, had murdered one of the constables. This is not the case ; one of the constables was wounded by one of the prisoners, the latter having possessed them- selves of the constables fire-arms, which they used, and rescued themselves from the escort. The pri- soners have not been recaptured as yet, although Lieut. Christie, of the mounted police, went in pur- suit of them.--Correspondent, Feb. 28. ILLAWARRA.--Last week a woman in Jamboroo hanged herself in a fit of drunkenness. This week, a young man named Matthews, died in the streets of Wollongong, in an apopletic fit, in- duced by drunkenness. Are not these repeated occurrences sufficient to fill drunkards with terror and serious aeflection ?
The Chronicle. Sydney: TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 10 March 1840
Sydney: TUESDAY, MARCII 10, 18.40. WE have at last:been favoured with the perusal of the correspondence between the Patriotic Association and Charles Buller, Esq., M.P., the publication of which had been so long delayed. It must be pleasing to every well-wisher to the Colony, that, if the Association has been hitherto imprudently silent, it was not idle; and that on the contrary, it has done something to merit the gratitude of Australia. The absurd and wicked pro posal tendered to the Government by the parliamentary agent of the Association, in conjunction with Mr. Macarthur, had made it, at least, a matter of doubt whe ther the Association had not compromised its character, and its systematic silence gave something like a confirmation to the doubts created ; the letter of Mr. Buller, of date the 22d of September last, com pletely dissipates the cloud, and gives us reason to believe-that during the present year we shall have in parliament an advo cate who now understands our wants, ...
POETRY. HARVEST SONG. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 10 March 1840
POETR . HARVEST SONG. BY ELIZA TOOK I lore, I love to see Bright steel gleam through the land; 'Tis a goodly sight, but it must be In the reaper's tawny hand. The helmet and the spear Are twined with laurel wreath ; But the trophy is wet with the orphan's tear, And blood-spots rest beneath. I love to see the field That is moist with purple stain; But not where bullet, sword and shield Lie strewn with the gory slain. No, no; 'tis where the sun Shoots down his cloudless beams, Till rich and bursting juice-drops run On the vineyard earth in streams. Mly glowing heart beats high, At the sight of shining gold; But it is not that which the miser's eye Delighteth to behold. A brighter wealth, by far, Than the deep mine's yellow vein, .Is seen around, in the fair hills crown'd With sheaves of burnished grain. .Look forth, thou thoughtless one, Whose proud knee never bends; Take thou the bread that's daily spread, uot think on hint who sends. Look forth, ye toiling men; Though little ye poss...
Original Correspondence. MEDICINE AND THE MERCHANT SERVICE. To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 10 March 1840
Et zigtnal . 1o're0t onpettt ic. MEDICINE AND THE MERCHANT SERVICE. To the Editor of the Austrdladau, Chronicle. S8n,--I had occasion a few days ago, to board one of the ships in the harbonr for England, to look out for a passage for an invalid friend of mine, and finding the accommodations good and the figulre the general one in most ships from this place, was on the point of concluding the affair, when I asked the skipper, who hle had for Surgeon? lie said, none of his passengers had stipulated for one, and he would have no Doctor except any one who might come by accident as a passenger. As this matter concerns all of us occasionally, I will feel obliged l;v your giving publicity to the following true colloqay. " Medical men are scarce ? ' said I. " No," quoth Captain Cutwater, " they are enough and to spare." " Probably they ask a long fee for tlheir services on the voyage 1 " Why, not exactly that, but you see, sir, that a cabin is room, and room is space, and space encloses bal...
To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 10 March 1840
To the Editor of the lAustrulasian Chronicle. Srlt,-- beg to draw your attention to a case of peculiar hardship 1 arrived in this colony free, about five years ago, and have been residing aince in the interior. Having occasion lately to visit Sydney, I had come down to within eight miles of it, when I was apprehended on suspicion of being a bushranger, taken to Parramatta Gaol, and thence, chained as a criminal, to Hyde Park BIarracks, where I was detained two days. The whole term of my confine ment was six days and five nights, during which I was treated exactly as a criminial. have frequently, but in vain, applied for a passport of some sort, to protect tme whilst travelling on my lawful business through the country. Now, sir, I mean not to enter into any bombast about the invasion of a free-born British subject's right, or to cut any flouri.lhes about false imprisonment. I am aware that in a penal colony restrictive measures are necessary, and that a person, however free he might...
PORT PHILLIP SHIPPING NEWS, ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 10 March 1840
PORT PHILLIP SHIPPING NEWS, ARRIVALS. On Tuesday last, from Hobart Town, having sailed on the 7th instant, the cutter Shamrock, Barrett, with sundries. Same day, from, Launceston, having sailed on the 14th instant, the schooner Tamar, Bell, with 556 sheep, 3 horses, and sund.ies. On Wednesday lst, from Launreston, having sailed on the 14th instant, the schooner Enterprise, Bishop, with tiber. Same day, from HIhart Tswn, having sailed on the 7th instant, the schonner Elizabeth Llsovd, Stewart, with sundries. On T'1hursday last, from Launreston, having sailed on tle 14th inistant, the brig Charlotte, T'regurtller, with 822 sheep and 4 Bollocks. Satne day, from Launcestsn, having sailed on the 17th instant, the schooner Elizabeth, Stiles, with merchandise, \ Saime d'a, from Launceston, hIaving sailed on tile 17th instant, the brig Fox, Ruffle, with sheep and horses. Last evening, from Liverpool, having sailed the Slst October, the barque Colombian, Capt. VWakeham, P'sssengers. Hassall,...
LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 10 March 1840
LOCAL. DEPARTURE OP WIIITTON.--Whlit. ton, the murderer of Mr. Hume, was dispatched from the Sydney Gaol at six o'clock yesterday morn ing for Goulburn, where he is to receive the final punishment of the law. The cavalcade consisted of three carts, one containing the prisoner, together witil the executioner and his assistant, another con taining the drop and other Ilanging apparatus, and a coffin for the prisoner, and tile third loaded with provisions. It was escorted by an officer and six troopers of the horse police, well armed and mounted. With such a force, there is but little fear of the pri soner being rescued from the ends of justice, as many have ventured to surmise. RonBBERY. - On Saturday evening a robbery was committed in Elizabeth-street, near Liverpool-street, in consequence of the windows of tihe house (Indiana Cottage) being imprudently left open, by which means several articles, which were on tile toilet table, consisting of a work-box, scent bottles, brushes, &a...
Shipping Intelligence. VESSELS LAID ON, But time of sailing not yet fixed. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 10 March 1840
tjippittg In1telifgtnc e. VESSELS LAID ON, But time of sailing not yet fixed. Trusty, ship, for Loudon, Gore & Co. agents. Argyle, barque, for London, Hlughes and Husking, agents Samuel, barque, for London, Dunlop & Co. agents. It'illiam, barque, for New Zealand, Street, agent. Kinnear, ship, for London, Botts, agent. Maria, for London, I Sinmnnns, agent. Britannia, barque, for Liverpool, Aspinall & Co. agents Mliddlesex, barque, 553 tons, Munro, master, for Port Nicholson, D. Egan, Esq., agent. IVilmot, barque, 687 tons, Miller, master, for New Zealand, Edwards and Hunter, agents.
Sydney Price Current. March, 9, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 10 March 1840
Mfarch, 9, 1840. A small quantity of Tea was sold last week by Mr. Lyons at from £7 10s. to £7 O1s. per cheoat. Tile Auction Company likewise disposed of 26 tons of Mauritius Sugar at £26 10s, and a quantity of Loaf a little damaged at 5d. per lb. ''Tea, hyson skin, per chest, £7 to £8; [lyson per 10 catty box, £2 5s. to £3; gunpowder, per 0 catty box £2 10a. to £2 15s. eugar, Mauritius. fine, per too, £28- ditto, brown, £24. to £26; loaf, per lb 7d. to 7yd. Rice, per bag. 15s. to 25s. Oil, sperm per tun 801 to 821, black, per tun, £18. S-ap, per cwt., £2 bs to £2 15s. Salt, per tou, £5 :s to £7. Ale, ttunbar's, per doz., 1-ls.; Taylor's, per hhd., £6 10s. ; Porter, Taylor's, per hhd, £6 2s. to £6 5s. Spirits in bond, per gallon, Rum, as. to 6s. 9d.; Brandy, 8s. to 9s. Gd.; Gin, 2s. 8d. to 4s. Wines per pipe, Sherry, £10 to £21; Port, £28; Cape, £12 ; Champagne, per doz, £2 8s. to £3 10s.; Claret, per dozen, 15s. to £1 I0s.
WOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 10 March 1840
WOOL. The greatly increased attention which the wools produced in our Colonial possessions have com manded during the last four years, has proved a source of much gratification not only to those imme diately interested in the success of the Australian Colonies, but also to the community at large. The result of the greatly increased imports of wool from Van Diemen's Land, and New Holland, which will doubtless (from the\fact of large supplies being al ready on their way hllher from South Australia), in the course of the ensuing year be by far more exten sive than ever before recorded, must inevitably be that of much advantage to this country, both in a commercial and pecuntary point of view. The de mand on the part of the lEnglish dealers, at the late German wool fairs, appears to have fallen off con siderably, which has given rise to a variety of con jectures as to ulterior consequences, it being sup posed that our woollen manufactures are being rapidly driven out of the various cont...
Impoundings. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 10 March 1840
Zmpoundings. Impounded at Braidwood, on the 17th February, 1840 One strawberry Cow, branded WW on rump, half circle, W on ribs, right side ; damages Id. One red-sided 3ull, branded E on right rump; £5 damages. One strawberry Cow, branded V W on rump, JG on ribs, half circle W on shoulder, right side. If the above cattle are not released betore the 28th llarch, they will be sold to defray expenses agreeably to Act of Council. W. FISHIER, Poundkeeper. February 19th, 1840. Impounded at Sydney, on the 17th instant One red Bullock, one snail horn and one broken off, branded on the right side rump MC, white spot an the rump, and white belly, a bit cut ont of the left side ear. If not claimed and released, he will be sold at tire Pound, agreeably to the Act of Council, on tha head. ANDREW BYRNE, Poundkeeper. February 18th, 1840. Impounded at Patrick's Plains, on the 12th of February, 1840 A dark yearlieg bay Colt, black points, branded K near shoulder; trespass as. A red Bullock, brand II ...