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TOTALISM. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
TOTALISM. &nbsp; OUR readers who have embraced Tee- totalism must not be alarmed at finding &nbsp; their usual denominative curtailed. It is not intended to deprive then of its honours ; much less is it a covert attack on their favourite beverage. Our hereditary attach- ment to tea has never been shaken by all the doctors have laid to its account. We should resent, as actively as themselves, any attempt to lower the strength of sou- chong, or to obstruct its free admission and use. It is the " cup that cheers but not inebriates." The press of England has introduced the new designation, and it appears to us a step towards ration- ality. The meeting on Tuesday last was nume- rous and merry. We have been censured for omitting a reference to some of the former ; but, now all parties understand each other better, we shall probably be- stow a larger space in recording the elo- quence of our friends. It is certain that Totalism has yielded its quota of amuse- ment and grati...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. July 25. — Schooner Ellen and Elizabeth 34 tons, Wareus, master, from Port Phillip ; Bor- adaile & Co., agents. July 27. — Brig Scout, 95 tons, Gwatkin, mas- ter, from Port Phillip ; Willis & Co., agents. Passengers — Mr. Baxter, Mrs. Gibson and two sons, Catherine White, Mary Pendergrass, Pat. Lalhy, James Hutcheson and child. July 29. — Barque Ocean Queen, 268 tons, Har- rington master, from London ; Williams & Co., agents. Passengers — Mr. and Mrs. Grubb, Mr. and Mrs. Sayers, Messrs. Hutton, Towers, Innes, Hiles, Barnes, Miss Dillon, Miss Towers.
IMPORTS Vessels reported inwards during the week. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
IMPORTS Vessels reported inwards during the week. July 25. — Per schooner ELLEN AND ELIZA- BETH, from Port Phillip. 7 bales wool, Eddie and Co. July 29. — Per barque OCEAN QUEEN, from London. 60 hogsheads beer, Willis, Garrett & Co. ; 30 barrels beer, Henry Dowling; 1 iron chest, 110 barrels bottled beer, 14 bales twine, 4 ditto manufactures, 1 cask hams, 1 case cheese, Williams & Co. ; 14 packages manufactures, W. D.Grubb ; 46 hampers cheese, 1 case watches, P. Oakden ; 1 case pianoforte, H. Middleton ; 120 deals, 3 packages manufactures, T. Archer ; 1 case haberdashery, T. Walker ; 10 bales corn sacks, 5 ditto shirts, 16 dozen spades, 5 packages medicines, 10 hogsheads Marsala, 40 quarter-casks ditto, 20 barrels pork, 42 ash oars, Henty & Co. ; 40 boxes candles, 3 casks iron, 12 anvils, 7 bales steel, 26 ditto spades, 92 packages ironmongery, hardware, &c., 3 ditto rope, 235 tins oil and turps, 15 kegs 1 cask paint, 3 iron chests, 3 bundles handles,...
EXPORTS. Vessels reported outwards during the week [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
EXPORTS. Vessels reported outwards during the week July 29. — Per schooner TAMAR, for Port Phillip. 21 bales hay, 475 bags potatoes, Down & Co. ; 1 box apparel, Matheson ; 78 bags flour, 50 ditto bran, 100 ditto oats, 20 ditto barley, 300 ditto wheat, 15 hogsheads porter, 1000 palings, 1 pair harrows, 1 chest tea, 3 bags sugar, Raven.
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
DEPARTURES. July 24. — Schooner Marys, for Port Phillip, with sundries. July 24. — Ship Orleana, for Bombay, in ballast. July 27. — Schooner Water Witch, for Port Phillip, with sundries. ERRATUM. — The price of wheat is 6s. 6d. and not 5s. 6d., as erroneously printed in the back page.
SECOND EDITION. LATEST INTELLIGENCE. Including the News by this day's Post. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
SECOND EDITION. LATEST INTELLIGENCE. Including the News by this day's Post. It is said, H. M. steamer Thunderbolt had sailed for V. D. Land. — The schooner Gem is a total wreck at New Zealand. — His Ex- cellency's stay among us (says the H.T. Ad- vertiser) is likely to be prolonged to a distant period. This statement is founded on a highly satisfactory letter received from an influential quarter. — The embarrassment of Mr. Macmichael's affairs excited general sympathy at Hobart Town. Fortunately for the Auction Company, though unfortu- nately for himself, this circumstance will induce perfect confidence in their manager, who will have no separate interest to attend to. He is said to have lost more than £8000 by a sheep farm, which a few years ago, was considered the sure foundation of a fortune — Murray's Review says, a new Governor of New South Wales was to em- bark early in May, in H. M. S. Fly, 18 guns, Capt. Blackwood. She is to be em- ployed in the survey of Torres' Straits. — ...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. SIR. — I beg you will do me the justice to give place to the enclosed communication in the columns of the Examiner. I believe you would not willingly injure any one unjustly to please any body by sup- pressing a document, and refusing the opportunity of self-justification, rendered necessary in consequence of the liberties used with my name in your comments re- specting the medical disturbances of the Messrs. Pugh and Grant. I take the liberty of requesting, as you have commented upon my letter, that you will favor me by re-perusing its contents, &nbsp; so as to acquaint yourself with the facts it contains. — I am, sir, your obedient servant, BURTON GEO. HAYGARTH SIR. — Give me leave to correct a mistake you have fallen into, in identifying my let- ter with other persons. No medical gen- tleman in this town was aware that such &nbsp; letter was either purposed, or in existence, before it was in the printer's hands. Since that...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. ON DRILLING AND HAND-THRASHING MACHINE 8 (Continued from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. ON DRILLING AND HAND-THRASHING MACHINES &nbsp; (Continued from our last.) SIR. — I now propose to give you some hints, from several years' practical expe- rience, on " Drilling Corn ;" a matter far more important than many of your settlers may be aware of. To plough land well is undoubtedly essential, but the quantity and manner of depositing the seed also demands serious enquiry and attention, in order to receive the full benefit of the soil, and its blessings which the Giver of all good would send to man for his ingenuity and labour. The great advantages to be derived from the system, are — the regular depth which the seed is deposited, the protection of the seed from birds, the loss sustained both in quantity and quality by the exposure of the roots of the stem to the sun being scarcely covered with soil, and a saving of seed. I &nbsp; have witnessed in the colony on one hun- dred and eighty acres a loss of eight bushels p...
THE STADE DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
THE STADE DUTIES. THE Edinburgh Review of January has, at some length, discussed the legality of the duties levied by the King of Hanover. A mixed commission was appointed to meet at Dresden in the early part of the year to investigate this subject. British merchants have from time to time memo- rialised the government on the injustice and oppression involved in these exactions, but hitherto remonstrance has been fruit- less. It is true Mr. Hutt brought the matter before the imperial parliament, and by his able advocacy of the mercantile in- terests enlisted the sympathies of both sides of the House. A commission was &nbsp; in consequence appointed last year ; but when Mr. Ward proceeded to the conti- nent, and called on his Hanoverian col- leagues to fix a basis upon which their future proceedings might rest, they de- clined to negotiate on any basis whatever : and thus the disagreement was thrown back into the hands of Great Britain and Hanover. The interests of Great Brit...
ENGLISH INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
ENGLISH INTELLIGENCE. ALDERMAN PIRIE has been knighted, in consequence of holding the office of Lord Mayor at the birth of the Prince of Wales. GREAT LAUGHTER. In the Times' report of a speech by Sir J. Tyrrell, on Thursday, we find the following :— " Though they (the agriculturists) on that side of the house might be accused of being as dull as the animal that browsed on the thistle (great laughter), still their obtusity was not so great as to call for that fixed duty for which the noble lord contended. (Hear.) It was said in the east that when they crossed a desert they put a don- key in front (loud laughter) ; these mea- sures were not a subject of laughter ; it was said when they crossed a desert in the east they put a donkey in front — (roars of laughter, which interrupted the hon. mem- ber for some time, who at length resumed) — that you put a donkey in front. (Shouts of laughter.) On its subsiding the hon. member resumed) — you put a donkey in front — (loud roars of laughter,...
HORRIBLE MURDER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
HORRIBLE MURDER. A murder has come to light at a villa on Putney Heath, which rivals the Greenacre murder in circumstances of atrocity. The mode of the discovery was singular. At Roehampton is Granard Lodge, the resi- dence of Mr. Quelaz Shiell, an East India merchant. Mr. Shiell's coachman, Daniel Good, a middle-aged Irishman, called in a chaise, on Wednesday evening (April 6), at the shop of Mr. Collingbourn, a pawn- broker in Wandsworth, and bought a pair of black knee-breeches, which he took on credit. The shop-boy saw him at the same time put a pair of trowsers under his coat- skirt, and place them with the breeches in the chaise. Mr. Collingbourn followed him out, and charged him with the theft ; but he denied it, and hurriedly drove off. The pawnbroker sent a policeman, William Gardner, after the thief ; and with the officer went the shop-boy and Robert Speed, a neighbour. Good lived at the stables about a quarter of a mile from Mr. Shiell's house ; and when the boy rang the ...
THE JOSEPHIAD. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
THE JOSEPHIAD. To power restored by lords of large domains, Sir Joseph Surface place and pay regains. The lords of acres knew not what to do, They sought, but sought in vain, a leader new. " Stanley is headstrong, Goulburn cannot speak ; Gladstone's too young, and Buckingham's too weak. Sir Joseph has betrayed us oft before, And yet Sir Joseph we must try once more. That he has brains, both friends and foes agree, He only wants a heart, and so do we." Obsequious Joseph promised much, and vowed, " Low rents, cheap bread, shall never be allowed." And so the bargain's struck — the business done Joseph's majority is — ninety-one. Once safe in place, Sir Joseph craved delay ; Puts off to four months hence the evil day : Sends home the landlords to receive their rents, And gravely asks the cause of discontents. Assumes compassion, if he has it not, For working-men's hereditary lot. Wonders extremely as he eats his dinner At what the deuce now ails the cotton-spinner. Mills in distress ? o...
LORD JOHN RUSSEL'S RESOLUTIONS ON THE INCOME TAX. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
LORD JOHN RUSSEL'S RESOLUTIONS ON THE INCOME TAX. 1. That it has been stated to this house, on official authority, that the deficiency of income to meet the expenditure of the country may be estimated, for the years ending 5th of April 1842, at £2,350,000, and on the 5th of April 1843, at £2569,000. 2. That this house is fully sensible of the evil of a continued inadequacy of the pub- lic income to meet the public charges, and will take effectual measures for averting the same in future years. 3. That by a judicious alteration of the duties on corn, by a reduction of the pro- hibitory duty on foreign sugar, and an adjustment of the duties on timber and coffee, the advantage of a moderate price to the community may be combined with an increased revenue to the state. 4. That, in addition to those main articles of general consumption, the interests of trade will be promoted by the repeal or re- duction of various prohibitory and differ- ential duties, and that extended com- merce will ...
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
PORT PHILLIP. WE have papers to the 22nd instant. On Thursday, the 7th instant, the re- mains of a human body, much torn by na- tive dogs, was found near Indented Head, which was identified by a prayer-book in the coat pocket (the only vestige of a gar- ment left) to he that of a man named Welsh, a servant in the employ of the Derwent Company, who had been some time miss- ing. The unfortunate man was slightly deranged. As yet no clue has been found as to the cause of his death. — Geelong Ad- vertiser. The presbyterian church at Corio was opened on the 3rd instant, when the Rev. Mr. Low preached to a large congregation. — Henry Fulter, a plasterer, had been acci- dentally drowned in the Barwon. This river has been lately very high. The foundation stone of a new court- house was to have been laid on the 22nd instant. — The separation question was dis- cussed at the debating society and de- cided in the affirmative. — The foundation stone of a school-house for the independ- ents was la...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
SYDNEY. &nbsp; WE have received additional papers by way of Port Phillip. The classes in the Australian College met on the 1st July. — The Observer will in future appear twice a-week. — Colonel Barney, commander of royal engineers, proceeds to India. Colonels Piper and Gordon are both named as his successors. — The loan company are to cancel the shares of those who desire it, and reconvey the property received for them. — An in- insolvent registry office is to be established : a circular embracing all the information valuable to the mercantile community will be published periodically. MORETON BAY. — We understand, from good authority, that this new settlement is progressing with great rapidity. The set- tlers are, however, complaining that govern- ment has reserved for itself the best road, and water frontages. Whether this is true or not, we cannot at present say, but time will shew. Rents were getting up in price, particularly in those buildings occupied by government offi...
LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
LAUNCESTON. The wheat market remains without alteration. WHEAT, 5s. 6d, per bushel, with little demand. BARLEY — English, from 5s. 6d. to 6s. per bushel ; Cape, 4s. 6d. ditto. OATS — feed, 4s. per bushel ; for seed, 5s. 6d. ditto ; but neither in demand. FLOUR — first quality, £18 ; second, £16 ; third, £14 per 2000lbs. Return of grain and flour imported at the port of Launceston, during the week ended 16th July, 1842, inclusive — Nil. Return of grain and flour exported from the port of Launceston, during the week ending 16th July, 1842, inclusive — Oats, 1196 bushels ; flour, 44 tons. BIUTCHER'S MEAT. — Beef, by the quarter, 5d. by the joint, 6d. to 7d. per lb. Mutton, by the carcase, 3d., by the joint 3½d. and 4d. ditto. Pork, 7d. to 8d. ; veal, 9d. London porter, £5 10s. to £6 per hhd. ; coffee, 8d. per lb. ; sugar, Mauritius, £33 to £36 per ton ; brandy 6s. 6d., rum 4s. per gallon ; the market is bare of case gin, which is in demand at 22s. 6d. per case ; tobacco — Barrett's bra...
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
HOBART TOWN. There is little doing in the wheat market, the average price of which cannot be quoted higher than 7s. 6d. a bushel. No alteration in other articles of colonial produce since our last. — Colo- nial Times. Return of grain and flour imported at the port of Hobart Town, during the week ended 18th July, 1842, inclusive — Nil. Return of grain and flour exported from the port of Hobart Town, during the week ending 18th July, 1842, inclusive — Oats, 51 bushels ; wheat, 4876 ditto ; flour, 48 tons.
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 July 1842
SYDNEY. Fine flour 21s. per 100lbs., 20s. cash ; seconds 18s., cash 17s. ; thirds 16s., cash 15s. ; colonial wheat 6s. to 6s. 6d., maize 4s. to 5s., barley 3s. 6d. to 4s., oats 5s. per bushel ; hay £5 to £7 7s. per ton ; beef 4d. to 5d., mutton 6d. per lb. ; spirits in bond — rum 3s. 3d., arrack 1s. 3d. to 1s. 6d., gin 2s. to 4s., brandy 3s. 9d. to 4s. 6d., Mauritius sugar, £28 to £35 per ton ; tea, hyson skin, £9 9s. to £10 10s. per chest ; tobacco in bond, 8d. to 1s. per lb. — July 12.