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RATES OF EXCHANGE. THE BANK OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
RATES OF EXCHANGE. THE BAKE OP SOUTH AUSTRALIA Draw on London, at 30 days' sight, at par. Parchase on London at sight, at 3 per cent, discount, and 1 per cent, additional for etrery 30 days beyond. THC BANK OF AUSTRALASIA Draw, at 30 days sight, on London at par. " At 30 days sight, cn tts branches at Sydney, M ait land, Melbourne, Hobart Town, Launceston and Perth, at 1 per cent premium. Parchase drafts at sight on London, at 3 per cent, discount, and 1 per cent, additional for each thirty days. «» On Australasian Colonies, at thirty days, a 2 per cent, discount.
The South Australian. ADELAIDE: TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
Cl)c gwttl) Australian. ADELAIDE: TOES PAY, MAT 6, 1645. BY the William, from Launceston, and Sister, from Hobarton, with fifty-two passengers, we have files of Van Diemen's Land papers to the 19th April. The matter of most moment mentioned in the papers is a dispute which had taken place be tween the Church of England Bishop of Tas mania ( Nixon) and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Hobarton (Willson). A correspondence be tween these dignitaries is published in al! the papers. Bishop Nixon in October last wrote to Bishop Willson to call his attention to sn address, designating him Bishop of Hobarton, which had been received by the latter. He proceeds as follows: May I take the liberty of asking yon whether I am correctly informed thal yon have thus assumed the title of " Bishop of Hobart Town ?" and, if this be the case, may I beg to know under what authority you lay claim to the possession of asee, established within the limits of her Majesty's dominions, by a power independent of her...
SYDNEY MARKETS.—APRIL 17. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
SYDNEY MARKETS.-APRIL 17. WHEÂT-In addition to our own arrivals ia the market this week, a cargo has arrived from South Australia, which, being a very fine sample, realised as much as 3s ld. Our best colonial samples may be quoted at 2s 9d. Rum and brandy were maintaining high prices -with an upward tendency. Flour-£8 per ton. Seconds, no sale. Butter-lOd by the keg ; retail, ls ; roll but ter in pounds, from ls to ls 2d. Cheese-3d to 3£d per lb. Bacon and hams-ôd to 6d per lb. Tobacco sales are limited, and last prices from (Sd to 1» per lb.
PRICES OF COLONIAL PRODUCE IN ADELAIDE. May 5, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
PRICES OF COLONIAL PRODUCE IN ADELAIDE. Mau 5. 1645. Wheat (clean). 2? 3d to 2* 8d bushel grinding samples ........ Ss Od to 2s 3d ditto inferior (smutty) ........ ls 1 Od lo 2s«litio Floor, fine. £? 10sto£8lOs^ton seconds. £6 to £7 per ditto Pollard .« ls per 20lb« Bran. . 9d per bushel Bar ey. English. 2s 9J to 3s 6d ditto Cape...1...... Is 6d to ls Od ditto Skinless. 2s Od ditto Bread. 4d to 5d p- r 4-lb loaf Biscuit ................... 10s to 15s p«r cwt Oais . 2s 6.1 to3^ bushel .Maize. 2s to 2s 6J diuo Peas, white..... .............. Sd per lb blue. 4d ditto Hay..... £1 5s&lt;o£l 10sper ton Oaten ditto. £1 10a io £2 dido Tobacco, sheep-wash.. 7d to Gd per lb. BOTCHER'S MEAT. Beef....... 3¿d to 4d per lb Mutton . 2J&lt;I to 3d ditto Wal. 4d to t>d ditto Lamb . 2|d to 3d ditto PoBLTRY. Fowls. 2s to 2s 6d per pair Ducks. äs to 4s per pair Geese. 4sto6$each Turle ys. 5s to 1 Os e»'h Pigeons. ls 3d per p^ir DAIRY rRODDCE. Butter, f resit. ls to Is 3d per lb Chees...
CAPE MARKETS.—FEBRUARY 4. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
I CAPE M ARRETSFEBR U A RY 4 . . Butter, per lb.. , Barley, per imperial bushel« Cheese (Cape), per lb . . . . . . Flour, fine, per 109 lbs...., Hay, per 109 lbs.. Oats, per imperial bushel... Raisins, per lb... Tobacco, per lb........... Wheat, per imperial bushel« s. d. ll to 0 8 .3s 3d to 3 6 ,. 0 4i . 12 o 5s 6d to 6 9 2s 7d to 2 lo . 0 2 . 0 4 . 5s 6d to 7 Q
PROPAGATION OF THE MULBERRY. (MORUS NIGRA.) [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
PROPAGATION OF THE MULBERRY. I (HOBOS WICKA.) I AN article having appeared in our last number respecting the mulberry, we give the following particulars relative to the mode of propagating it. They are extracted from the Launceston Examinerai the 1st March, and were addressed to the editor of that respectable journal by Mr George Fry, of the Horticultural Gar den : - " Although the mulberry is a fruit so much esteemed, 1 have observed it is much neglected on this side of the island. I cannot trace any other reason, unless it is supposed difficult of propagation, therefore thought it might not be amiss to mention an easy mode of propagation which I have proved successful, in the autumn I take my cuttings from the tree with about an inch or so of old wood to them, prepare them fit for planting by a smooth cut close undera bu>l, but not shorten the top, put their ends in the ground in a dry shady part of the garden until spring, when the greater part of them will have formed callosi...
SILK AND SILK-WORMS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
SILK AND SILK-WORMS. As a fitting sequel to an article on the mul berry, which appeared in the last number of this paper, a few rc mai ks on silk and silk-worms may not be inopportune ; nor will our readers, we trust, be displeased, if, departing from the rule of strict practical utility, we enter into some interesting historical details.-Omne punc tum tulit, qui tniscuit utile dulci. The name of silk is generally considered to be derived from the Latin Sericum (in the same manner as indigo from Indtcutn), the word in dicating the place of its production. The transition from sericum to selicuni, and thence to silk, was easy and natural. The Seres (if we recollect aright) are described by Juvenal as a people beyond the Ganges, and are believed to be the same with the Chinese of later date. The earliest mention of silk is in the Proverbs of S .lomon, where the virtuous matron is re presented as being enabled, by her industry, to clothe herself in this costly article. It would appear t...
MAILS. General Post-office, May 6. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
MAILS. General Post-office, May 6. Mails will be dispatched fur New Zealand, by the j Falco, this day, at 12 «-'clock. j Mails for Melbourne, Portland, and Van Diemen's Land, by the Alpha, to Melbourne and Launceston, will j be closed this day, at 3 o'clock. I JOHN WATTS, Postmaster-Genets'.
WHOLESALE PRICES CURRENT. (Corrested up to May 5.) IMPORTED GOODS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
I WHOLESALE PRICKS CU REI MT. ( Cmrr**tëd up f. Maj) IMVOETID «09DS. Ale,light.perbhd -strong.per barrel -bottled ..............perdozen Bacon .... do. Bags, 3-bushel .each Blankets .per pair Blue....... ........per lb. Candles, wax ........... .... do. -sperm do. - moulds .................. do. Canvas.P«r bolt Casks........partan Cedar, in log ......... ..?....per foot in boards ................ do. Cigars, Manilla, in bond ....per 1000 Coals..............perton Coffee,...per lb. Coppar, sheathing .............. do. -Nails...«. do. Cordage, English.par cirt. -Manilla.. do. Corrosive Sublimate ........... par lb. Crystals of Soda...per cwt. Currants. .per lb. Deals, 9 by 3.per foot -Il by 3... do. Figs.per lb. Ginger, Jamaica do. -E. I. do. Glass, 10 by 12.............. par boa Glue......... ..............per lb. Gunpowder, fina .......«...... do. blasting ........ do. Glass, sheet 14 by 10 ..per 100 feat 16 14 18 18 18 20 12 12 12 13 14 14 Ditto crown 9 10 14 14 16 18 20 7 8 10 12 ...
LAUNCESTON MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
LAUNCESTON MARKETS. Cataract and Supply Milla.-Fine flour, £9 per ton ; seconds, £8 ditto ; twelve per cent. £7 ditto ; sharps, 5s. per 100 lbs. ; pollard, 8d. per 29 lbs. ; bran, 7d. ditto ; wheat, 3s. per bushel; oats, ls. 6d. to ls. 9d. ditto. Union Steam Mills.-Fine flour, £8, seconds, £7, thirds, £6, sharps £4 10s. per 2000 lbs. ; bran, 6d. ; pollard, 7d. per bushel ; wheat 2s. 6d. to 2s. 9d. ditto. Barley-English, 2s. to 2s. 3d. per bushel. Oats-feed, 2s per bushel. Return of grain and flour imported and exported at the pott of of Launceston, during the the week ended 10th April, 1845, inclusive : IMPORTS. NU. EXPORTS. Barley,. 1850 bushels. Oats. 105«) ditto. Wheat. 1000 ditto. Flour ..... 6 tons. Butcher's Meat-Beef, by the quarter, 2£d. to 3d.; by the joint. 3d. per lb. Mutton, 2¿d. per ditto. Pork, 5d. to 6d. Veal, 6d. London Porter, £5 to ?5 5s. per hhd. ; coffee, 6d. to 7d. per lb. ; sugar, Mauritius, £28 to £30 per ton ; Manila, £27 ; brandy, 6s. ; Kartell's, 7s. ; rum,...
PORT PHILLIP MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
! PORT PHILLIP MARKETS. ! Four, first, £8 15a., second, £7 10s., per 2000 lbs. Wheat, 3s. 3d. per boshel of 60 Hit. Oats, 3a. 6d. per bushel. Maize, none. Bran, 8d. per 20 Tba, Hay, 4s. 6d, per cwt.-April 15*
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
_Sfttpghtg Jtotellfgetice. ¡ ? ---------------------- ARBIVBD. j MAY 2.-The sloop William, Capt. Halkett, front Laun ceston. 17 passengers. Cargo-Horses. May 3.-1 he schooner Sister, Captain Irving, from Hobarton. 35 passengers. May 4.-The Government cutter Jane and Emma, from Port Lincoln and Kangaroo Island, Capt. Lipson, R.N., in command. Passengers -His Excellency the Governor, G. Thomas, and R. R. Torrens, Esq. THE " HEN«T."-Thia vessel arrived yesterday from Adelaide. In rounding Garden Island, closed hauled to the shr-re, the Waterwitch, Mr Dew's craft, came across the brig. Mr Foster, the pilot, was on board the Henry, and being compelled to proceed ahead, the brig ran into the Watet witch. The latter vessel has pat into George Town, with the loss of her foremast, and other damage. The cutwater of the Henry is also injured.-Launceston Examiner, April 12. On Tuesday, April 15th, the cutter Mary, bound to Adelaide, put in at Launceston to refit, having lost her rudder. Sec. Th...
THE HUSBAND'S COMPLAINT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
THE HUSBAND'S COMPLAINT. I hate the name of Berlin wool, in all its colors bright Of chairs and stools in fancy-work, I hate the very ! sight : The ebawls and slippers that I've seen, the ottomans and I bags. Sooner than wear a etitch on me, I'd walk the street in rags. I've heard of wives too talkative, too musical, too quiet Of scolding, or of gaming wives, and those too fond of riot: But yet of all the errors known, which to the women fall, For ever doing fancy work, I think, exceeds them all. The other day, when I came home, no dinner was for me ; I asked my wife the reason »she answered, "one, two, three !" I told her I was hungry, and stamped upon the floor She never look'd at me, hut murmur'd, " one green more !" Of course she makes roe angry-she does not care for that But chatters, while I talk to her, " one white, and thea a black - Seven greens, and then a purple-(just hold your tongue, I my dear), You really do annoy me so, I've made a wrong Btitch ¡ here !" I And as to c...
MR. HORACE ROWCRAFT'S MIS-STATEMENT. (Cornwall Chronicle, April 19.) [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
MR. HORACE ROAVCROFX'S MIS'STATEMENT. (Cornwall Chronicle, April 19.) \ communication, will be found in another column, bearing the signature of Mr. Horace Rowcroft, of Woodstock, Norfolk Plains, which he furnishes "for the information of the public and the comtnu nity generally,'* but which, being mis-statement from beginning to end, is not likely to prove of much value to the public, nor to ensure himself public credit for the production. For some days prior to the publication of Mr Rowcroft's stafistics, we were privately prepared for the appearance of "a statement" from Norfolk Plains regarding the amount of wheat on hand, that, it was conjectured, .would raise the price of the article to 15s. or 20s. a bushel ; that statement may not yet have escaped from the study of the concocter, but if the pro duction of Mr. Rowcroft be the statement we were prepared to expect, the effect it can produce-if it produces any-will be the inundation of our market with foreign grain, and the cert...
CIGAR MANUFACTORY IN MANILLA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
CIGAR MANUFACTORY IM MANILLA. THE royal cigar manufactory is situated at Bi nomio (in the suhutbs of Manilla) and near the chutch of thc same name. Wc (list entered hy a stone passage, close to which were the store, houses for thc h at' tobacco ; front this, we passed into a tun tow latin, walled at one eur!, and hiving at the oilier a sm til lodge and gate, through which persons employed in the manu facture took their departure, having previously undergone a searcii itt the lodge hy persons ap pointed for the purpose, to prevent smuggling. On entering this lane, the heavy stone building of the manufactory was before us, and over the entrance-door were the royal arms of Spa u. On entering;, and ascending a staircase, we ca;ue to the " receiving hall for cigars," where, on bamboo platforms, wore seen the bundles or ci gars ready for sale. From this hall we passed into a long room, in w hielt the powerful smelt of tobacco, and an incessant elatUritig ol stones, informed us we were in ...
GRAIN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
GRAIN MARKET. WE are not yet prepared to spite confidently the move in the markets ; ilse price of whf-at will ri«» shortly to 4s 3d, 5s, and probably a shad--' beyond 5s ; huí it is noi likely that price will be maintained for any tiree, when the warehouses «*f the ports of the neighboring colonies are stocked with their over growth. Oats are worth 3s, having advance;" on last week's priées Is per hushed. Bailey as per last.-Corn wai I Chronicle, April 19. Union Steam Mills, April 19.-Fine nour, £10; seconds, £9 10s; thirds, £8; sharps, £ö -per 2000 lbs. Bran, 9d.; pollard, I0d.-per 20 lbs. Wheat, 2s. 6d. at 3s. per bushel. Cataract and Supply Mills, April 19th.-Fine flour, £10; seconds, £9 10s.; twelve per cent. £8-per ton. Bran, I0d.; pollard, ls.; oats, 3s. ; wheat, 2s. 6d. to 3s.-per bushel.
POLICE COMMISSIONER'S COURT. MAY 2. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
POLICE COMMISSIONER'S COURT. I MAT 2. ff. TT. Rollason, H. Rollason, and Wm. Hsnry Dalton, were charged with maliciously destroying and injuring some pieces of sawn wood, the pro perty of George Cole, of Thebarton. James Pearce, sawyer and splitter, was sworn and examined. The prosecutor was told that he could not ex amine the witness, that the magistrates would ask the questions, and if the magistrates omitted any question, he might put them through them. The magistrate asked the prosecutor if he in tended to give evidence in the case ? The latter said he did net. Mr Fisher then said that the information should be on oath. This, however, the magistrate over-ruled. Witness-Mr Cole's premises are at Thebarton; saw wood there to-day ; there are two pieces sawn stuff; they belong to Mr Cole ; I sold them to bim ; they are worth about £2 ; they are both burned and rendered useless for the purpose they were cut for ; one is more injured than the other ; they were for beams for a chapel ;...
HOBART TOWN MARKETS.—APRIL 17. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
HOBART TOWN MARKETS.-APRIL 17. The improvement which has taken place in our mar kets, while those of all the adjoining colonies ere suffer ing depreciation, proves incontestably the effect which the one thousand pounds per day British expenditure, consequent upon the feeding by Britain of some twenty thousand persons, cannot but inevitably produce. The contracts, too, having been taken at a much better price than was expected, all circumstances considered, averag ing 2s. 2d. per bushel, has tended to support prices. Although inferior wheat has brought from 2s. Od. up wards, tending to keep down the average, yet the best sample» have gone so high as Ss. 8d. Malting barley and good oats ar« in request at from 3s. to 3s. 6d., and potatoes maintain 3s. Hay averages from 30s. to 45s. according to quality. All other articles as before. Upon the whola the markets certainly look up. -Murray's j tte view. I
WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian — 6 May 1845
WHEAT. We have seen a series of calculations made by a gentleman named Rowcroft, published in the Launceston papers. The Courier is afraid that the Review will apprehend a famine. Ou the contrary, we find Mr Rowcroft's calculations so erroneous in premises, so erroneous in conclu sions, and so erroneous in the arithmetic, that we consider the answering them would be time and space lost. The best answer will be to make known to Mr Rowcroft that there are merchants here who will be under a multitude ol compli ments to him to accept a contract for the pro due of any quantity of wheit, from ten thousand to half TI million bushels, at one half the price of the lowest estimate of his calculation. Ample security will be given to him for the fulfilment of the contract. He will, of course be required to furnish the same, and the delivery may com menee to-morrow. -Murray's Review, April 17