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MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 19 December 1842
MARKETS. It is a matter of regret that we have no market in this town. A 'weekly market ? would not only add to the comfort of the inhabitants — from the supply of fruits, poultry, vegetables, &c., it would insure, but would greatly promote the interests of flip Rmnll finit.Ip.r. wiifl wnllfii lliivfi fin minnrhinitv of vending the produce of his dairy, poultry-yards piggery,&:c. to the consumer — getting thelnghes, price for his .commodities. Whereas, now if he it desirous of making sale of such articles, his on'y, resource is, to. dispose of them to the salesman, whose profit .is scarcely lessithan the amount re ceived by the producer, jot otherwise hawk them from door to door? with uncertain success, and which latter, mode is, .mean, derogatory, and very objectionable, ? ? ? But a market should 4be held in a- central and convenient, situation. If a. market is too remote from the generality, of the inhabitants, its advan tages are nullified; .it, never. will .becom...
Calender for December. MOON'S CHANGES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 19 December 1842
Calender for December. moon's changes. Dec. 3— New moon In. 65m. morning. iO.— First quarter ;llti. -2m. tnorning. 18.— Full moon In. 17m. afternoon. 26 —Last quarter, 6h. 47m.. afternoon. . . sum rises. sun sets. Dec.. 15— Thursday, 24m. past 4. 36m. past 7. J6— Friday, 24m. past 4. 36m. past 7. 17— Saturday, 23m. past 4. 37m. past 7. 18 — Sunday, 23m. past 4. 37m. past 7. 19— Monday, 23m. past 4. 87m. past 7. 20— Tuesday, 23m. past 4. 37m. past 7. 21— Wednesday, 22m. past 4. 38m. past 7.
THE MARKETS. CATARACT MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 19 December 1842
THE DXA&KETS. Cataract Mill. ». 4 Fine Flour ? 16 0 per 100 lbs. 20 per cent. ...... 15 0 ditto. 12 per cent. ......140 ditto. Bran - ? 1 0 per 20 rt-«. Pollard ? 16 ditto. Wheat, from Ss. 6d. to . . - 6 6 per 60 lbs. Vhiok Stcau Mill*. ?? i. §. 4. ,. i. i. a. Wheat ......... 5 0@ 6 6 | Oats ? 4 0 @ 6 6 Jarley..- ? fi 0 „ 7 6 I Maize ? 0 0,, 0 0 Pollard.... ? 1 3 „ 0 | Bran ? 10,, 0 0 flour, first quality - -171.) Ditto, second ditto - . 16R. - per 2000 lbs. Ditto, third ditto - - 13LJ SorrLr Mills, «. d $. d. Wheat ... ..-. 66 to 60 Oat» ? - 40 4 S Barley ? 60 6 6 Fine Flout ? -.180 Seconds ? ?-??-. 16 0 Thirds - - . ? 18 0
TAMAR REGATTA. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 19 December 1842
TAMAR REGATTA. It a^aiti becomes our pleasing duty to acquaint our readers who may not have been so fortuuate as to he present, that our annual regatta com menced un Friday, the 16th, and, although from I the heavy appearance of the morning, anticipations j of a braeee for the yachts were rather low, yet a ; very respectable attendance was made on the ground, wliicli towards ten o'clock began to as sume an enlivening aspect. A light variable wind induced the committee to start the pulling gigs first — five of which were entered, and the excite ment was exceedingly great on account of two new boats, one the Leandtr built by Green, the builder of the favorite ' Red Rover,1' and tlie other ' La Belle,' built by amateurs, after some little delay caused by the Leandcr endeavouring to place herself eight or ten feet in advance, which we were most happy to see, Captain Bate man rectifying, the gun was fired, and off they went; the lied Sover and La 'Belle taking the lead in splendid style....
TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 19 December 1842
TO THE ETJITORS OF THK COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. Gentlemen, — When the tables are turned upon the Examiner, he seems to be as tame as a wolf caught in a trap. How sJiecp-li/t£ he wants to appear in his Wednesday's number I But if we make a comparison of his past columns with ' Truth,' how forcibly are the lineaments of the hypocrite and the wolf to be seen ! Numbers of ins an^es now crowd upon my mind in which he has attempted to impose upon the public, and to tear the character of honorable and upright men ; but Gentlemen, my patience is not suffi ciently expmplary to wade through the mass, 1 shall therefore simply refer to some of his late m.ves. He calls the attention of the committee of ihe Teetotal Society to the state of the corres p-::dence in the Advocate; but when he was re inihde 1 of the hypocritical cant, and the defama tion of ministerial character which he published in ' Q. Q.'s' letters — and of the calumnious lies wlrchhe also published in those of Philunthrojii...
ADULTERATION OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS. ADULTERATIONS OF ARDENT SPRITS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 19 December 1842
AOTlf ERA? rotf OF fi^XICATING LIQUORS. . ADDLTErtATfONS OF ARDENT SPIRITS. The adulteration of ardent spirits is, if possible, more extensive than tliat of either wine or malt liquors,. To detail the various .processes in com mon use for this purpose, would, fill a moderate sized volume. A few examples will, however, be lfliri lipfnrA i.lia rnfliipr frnm aniimoa annnllv au thentic with those which hare already been made use of. The extraordinary value attached to well frequented spirit establishments, is strong evi dence of the importance of .the traffic. A popu lar writer observes, that he has no doubt it will excite much surprise, when he states the fact, (well know to all persons connected with the trade,) that sums, of from one thousand to three thousand pounds,- ana,- where wine trades have been attached, as much as from three to six thousand pounds, have been given for the good wills of gin shops, possessed, of only twenty-one years leases, depending solely on the will of the...
PARRAMATTA. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 19 December 1842
PARRAMATTA. We have, seldom ever heard of a more' painful and heart-rending occurrence than the one we are about to relate, 'which took place in this town on Tuesday, the 22d instant, and is a convincing proof of the melancholy effects of administring a ' small drcm.' ns.it is tprrrip.11. in rriilrli-nn '?t.lio **L' suit of which has been, in tins instance, the loss ! of a fine healthy boy, only five years bid,, who be- . came so habituated to that accursed poison, that at length he took a 'large drop,' which caused the termination of his 'existence. .. We consider we cannot offer a stronger warning to parents than by furnishing an outline of the -evidence taken at the inquest. Joseph Phillips, sworn, stated ': tarn a car penter by trade, aiid reside in Pitt Row ; I am the father of the. deceased, Joseph. Phillips; my yr'tt deserted her home in the month of March last, taking with her my youngest child, aged three months. I put £-28 in notes in my pocket book on Sunday afternoon, wh...
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 19 December 1842
THE WUNGESTOH COURIER TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1842. ' Erll hnbrU are to far from growing weaker from repeated ?? attempts to orereome them, that if they are not totally wU ' dued ere'rj etrUESlc lsan-—s thdr strength ; and a habit ~ opjwred anil victorious. Is more than twice as strong as before ' *' thecmtest. . Ttm supnar in which those, who are weary of *? their tyranny endeavour to escape from Ihem, appears by the '.event to be generally jrrong ; ther try to loose their chains, - . 'aad to retreat by tbe cams degrees as they advanced, but 'before the deliverance cap be completed, habit is sura to 'throw new chains upon bar fugitive. Nor can any hope to ' Means but those who, ty an effort tudden and violent, burs ' iUlr «back)u at once, and leave her at a diitance.' D». Samuel Johnson. Our compositors having availed themselves of the common privilege of making a holiday at ? 'the Regatta, we are under the necessity of soliciting the indulgence of our friends, shou...
TO Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 19 December 1842
TO COREESrONDENTS. Jmiau ad Causavt. The Editors arc not answerable for extracts selected from any works or newspapers, when the authority is given ; nor are their sentiments at all times cipressed by those extracts, as, in many in ^tance& the object is general information. iP. P. may rest quietly on the subject of his commu 'ntcation, in a very short period be will find his wishes -complied with. ? Norfolk Plaint corr'tspmdent. The branch societies will, wbecever practicable, be assisted by tbe parent so ciety.
INQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 19 December 1842
INQUEST. An inquest was held at. Killafaddy, on Thursday last, over the remains of Mungo Somerville, Esq.. who put a period to his existence on the preceding -lav, by shooting himself. Andrew Anderson, jisq. — 1 am a merchant in I.aunceston, have known the deceased upwards of twelve years ; he was of temperate habits, I be lieve in good circumstances, I do not know that he was in any pecuniary embarrassment, he could have had assistance to any amount ; I last saw him alive on Monday evening about seven o'clock at my house in Launceston, he was in his usual good spirits, he got upon his horse and rode away; I am not aware of any circumstances having lately effected his mind, he was not married. George Phillips. — I have been in (he service of Mr. Somerville one year and eight, months, his temper has been very good during that time.; for tbe last week or two his spirits have been lower than usual, I do not know from what cause ; he came home about eight o'clock on Monday even ing, ate...
LONGFORD BRANCH TEETOTAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 19 December 1842
LONGFORD BRANCH TEETOTAL SOCIETY. The second meeting of this society was held in Mr. R. Hazlewood's Barn, on Wednesday even ing last. Tbe chair was taken by Mr. M. Lassetter. Tbe meeting was well attended ; many appear to be taking great interest in tbe cause, so that we have no doubt tbe society will progress rapidly, and ultimately be productive of much lasting good to tbe district. Tbe speakers, Messrs.William Smith, Richards, Smith, Mason, Silcock, and Stublis, were listened too with much attention, their simple straight for ward appeals appeared deeply to interest the meet ing. At the conclusion sixteen persons took the pledge. ,, , After the meeting, our attention was called to rather a warm altercation at the further end of the barn, between a teetotaller and. a publican. From what we could-iiodersland, both parties had been engaged in the traffic. We were not a little gra'tified to hear from the lips of the Long ford publican, that one of their number had re linquished the b...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 19 December 1842
SLieiSLE INVESTMENT. FOR SALE BY PRIVATE CONTRACT. X.OT~1. THE ESTATE OF RAVENSWOOD, con. taining 1230 acres, of which ICO acres are un der cultivation in convenient enclosures, and upwards of 200 acres more, capable of cultivation at a small expense. Tho remainder consists of the finest sheep land, with a comfortable stoue dwelling' house, and : other cottages on the same. Z.0T~2.. THE ESTATE OFCRAIGBANlv contain ing 1063 acres— 50 ac«s inclosed and under cul tivation; and above 150 acres more capable of being cultivated at a small expense, a good dwcl ing house, recently erected on the same : — also, a large garden well stocked with the best kind of fruit-trees, &c., &c. The above two Estates, are within two miles of Latnceston. Lot 1, possess ing the great advantage of water communication by the North Esk river, and both well watered by a never failing rivulet, and the Distillery Creek ; besides several never falling springs; and part of Lot 2, capable of irrigati...
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 2 January 1843
IIOUAKT TOWN. llelurn of Grain and I'lourvipiiried from ihe I'ort o iliiburl Toun, during the weekending ihv20th Ueccm ber 1842, inclusive:— Hour 9 tune. UtMlirn of Giaiu nnd Mimr, imjionrd at the Port of Ilubart Town, during the week ending Ihe 201 h Decem ber 1 1-42 ? Barley 3 1 5 bushels. Themis noalivraiion whatever in the markets. Prices the same has quoted last week. The dultiess is mtriuti. led to Ibe holiday lime, lireart - ester riuy rose to 4d. per loaf. '1'he wheat tnaiket will probably take a rise in consequence.— Col. Time*.
FATHER MATHEW IN GLASGOW. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 2 January 1843
FATHER MATHEW IN GLASGOW. Monday, the 15th August, being the day on which the dedication of the Church of St. Mary was to take place, and it being known that the Apostle oi' Temperance was to preach upon the occasion, the utmost interest was excited, butb to see the interior of the splendid edifice, and to hear a divine who has caused such a sensation through out the civilized world. There were, on this solemn occasion, upwards of fifty vocal and instrumental performers, in cluding' the spleudid band of the 68tb regiment, kindly grunted for tbe occasion by Colonel John ston. The music selected from Haydn, Handel, Hummel, and Guynemer, was performed in first rate style, and ably conducted and led by Messrs. Thcmjon. On thin august occasion there were present nearly all the bishops and clergy of Scot . Jand, amongst whom were the Bight Rev. and I Venerable Bishop Scott, the Right llev. Dr. Gilles, Bishop of Edinburgh, the Bight Rev. Bishop Murdoch, .who officiated upon the occa-, sion...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 2 January 1843
TaBiuanian Teetotal Society. A MEETING of the above Society will be held at Evandale on Thursday, the 5th January. A. T. Collet, Esq. having kindly lent his barn for the occasion. The chair will be taken at 7 o'clock. Caution. I H EREBY caution the Public against giving JL credit to any person, either male or female, on my account, as I will not be responsible for any debts he, she, or they may contract, after this date, without my written authority. Dated this 21st day of December, 1842. WILLIAM MASON. Elephant and Castle, Wellington-street. Public Found, Bredalbane Plains, District of Morven. TMPOUNDED by Mr. Thomas Dugan, of JL Breadalbane Plains, Dec. 26th, 1842, A chesnut Horse, aged, white up the face, off fore and hind legs white, saddle marks, brand on the near shoulder JM joined. Also by Mr. John Gee, of Breadalbane Plains, Dec. '29th, 1842 :— A bay Mare, 5 years old, black points, long tail, white spots on the near side. | A brown Gelding, aged (galloway,) white saddle i m...