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ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 5 October 1844
ORIGINA!. CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen-Having observed in your last a paragraph relative to the mail horses running away with the coach, I shall feel obliged by your informing the public that it was through no neglect on the part of my driver that the horses ran home from the post office, as they were startled by a horseman galloping past them. It is not correct that it was the Merton mail, neither did the horses pass the house known as the " Jews;" they simply went across a cleared paddock, without injury to cither coach or horses. I trust, gentlemen, that you will have the kindness to insert the above, as I pride myself on the well acknowledged fact (to which I feel assured that all the postmasters will certify) that my mails are as well horsed, and as steadily driven, as any mails in the colony. -I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant, ALEX. MUNRO. Singleton, October 3rd, 1844.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 5 October 1844
Tbe First Maitland Regatta. Under the patronage of E. C. Close, Esq., Warden of the Maitland District. nnHE MAITLAND REGATTA for 1844 will X. take place on Monday, October 21st. First Race. For boats pulling four oars. First prize, £6 ; second prize, £2. Entrance fee, 6s. Second Race. For boats pulling two oars. First prize, £4 ; second prize, £1 5s. Entrance lee, 4s. Third Race. For boats pulling a pair of sculls. First prize, £3; second prize, £1. Entrance fee, 3s. Fourth Race. The Ladies' Purse. The con- ditions to be made known in a future advertise- ment. The distances and regulations will be an- nounced in a future advertisement. S. II. RAPSEY, 6S3 Secretary. Hunter Brewery. MR. JOHN EDWARDS is authorised to receive orders and collect accounts for us from this date. BERRIE & UNDERWOOD. West Maitland, 24th Sept., 1844. 700 £20 Reward. THE Public are hereby cautioned against purchasing any CATTLE branded RW, A under, on rump, O on ribs ; or HORSES branded RAV near side u...
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1844. TURNPIKE TRUSTS BILL. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 5 October 1844
THE MAITLAND MERCURY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1844. TURNPIKE TRUSTS BILL. Mr. Robinson's bill for establishing turnpike trusts in the colony was read a second time on Wednesday last, after some opposition on the part of the Colonial Secretary, who opposed the bill chiefly on the ground that it was ^in direct con- travention df "the Act of Parliament for the Government of New South Wales. This objection was replied to by Mr. Windeyer, and Mr. Therry, who showed itlfat althongh'the District Councils were empowered by the Act of Parliament to make orders and bye-laws for making, maintaining, or improving new or existing ? roads, streets, and bridges, in the respective . districts, there was nothing in the act to .prevent lhe Legislative Council from 'making'further or other provisions res- pecting the powers of the District Councils . over the roads. Whatever legal objections may lie against the bill introduced by Mr. -Robinson, there appears to us to be no doubt of the expediency of reli...
ORIGINAL POETRY. STANZAS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 5 October 1844
ORIGINAL POETRY. STANZAS. In the hour of night, when silence prevails, And the moon throws her tranquil beams On the waters deep-and the spirit of love Steals o'er our senses in flitting gleams Tis then the heart grows sad. Wien we pray in our chamber for those who aro dead, Who have left us in sorrow and tears When we dwell on the past with remorseful thought Say, what were the hopes of our early years? Ah ! then the heart was gay. Seek virtue then-in solemn efforts try To scan our nature well, and heed eternity. Delta.
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 5 October 1844
SYDNEY NEWS. The Windsor Mail.-On Thursday morning at an early hour the Windsor mail was stopped, on its way to Parramatta, between Colton's and Booth's. There were no passengers on the mail, and the driver only happened to have four shillings and sixpence about him. The robbers then made off, telling the mailman that he would find the mail bags on Vinegar Hill in the evening. As soon as information was received in Parramatta, the chief constable started off two policemen, in company with a black fellow, and they, by the tracking of the black, fell upon two men belonging to Mrs. Acres in the bush, one of whom is a prisoner of the Crown, named James Noon, and the other a ticket-of-leave holder, who were actually employed in opening the letters, and apparently enjoying the purport of their contents, at the time of their apprehension. - Parramatta Chronicle. A man named James Bunce, a house car- penter, lately employed at the Victoria Theatre> has been apprehended on suspicion of ha...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1844. TICKETS OF LEAVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 5 October 1844
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. Friday, September 27, 1844. tickets of leave. The tickets of leave belonging to the under- mentioned prisoners of the crown have been cancelled for the reasons stated opposite their respective names : England Elias, Recovery 3, obtaining money under false pretences ; Scone bench. Eccles John Clyde, stealing a saddle ; Dungog bench. IMPOUNDINGS. At Jerry's Plains, from the lands of Mr. Hobden and Mr. Pringle-One brindle cow, white on rump, face, and hind legs, branded PW near hip, P JE near thigh, an illegible brand like 3 near shoulder, a red bull calf, 6 months old, by her side, branded apparently JE off hip, same brand off shoulder; one red bodied hiefer, white along back, white tail, piece out near ear, branded JÉ near hip, apparently same brand blotched off hip, stumpy horns; one blue strawberry speckled heifer, branded JE near hip, piece out near ear ; one light strawberry steer, an illegible brand off hip, stumpy horns; one red bodied heifer, little white o...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 11th September, 1844. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 11th September, 1844. The contractor for furnishing supplies, &c, for the colonial service, in the districts of Mer- ton and Muswellbrook, and Scone and Murrurundi, having, according to agreement, given three months notice that his contract will terminate on the 30th November, 1844 : Notice is hereby given, that tenders will he received at this office, until Monday, the 28th day of October next, at 12 o'clock, for furnish- ing from the 1st to the 31st December, 1844, both days inclusive, the required supplies; the particulars of which, and the conditions of the contract, are specified in the notice from tins office, dated 2nd October, 1843. The terms on which the present contracts were accepted will be found detailed in the Government Gazette of the 29th December, 1843. Persons tendering, or their agents, are re- quested to attend at this office, on the day appointed for opening the tenders. IMPOUNDINGS. At Red Post Hi...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks, storekeeper Cassilis, Mr. James Piper Clarence Town, Mr. J. C. Williams, storekeeper Coolah, M. S. Stephenson, poundkeeper Dungog, Mr. Thomas Abbott Hinton, Mr. Robert Houshold, postmaster Jerry's Plains, Mr. J. J. Harpur, postmaster Merton, Mr. William Everness Murrurundi, Mr. A. Wightman, White Hart Inn Muswellbrook, Mr. P. Hegarty, storekeeper Newcastle, Mr. G. Felton Paterson, Mr. Wilkinson, auctioneer Raymond Terrace, Mr. Houlding, postmaster Scone, Mr. Thomas Dangar Singleton, Mr. T. Hope, postmaster Sydney, Mr. H. Ferris, commission agent, York street Wollombi, Mr. Michael Byrne. Printed and published by the proprietors, Thomas William Tucker and Richard Jones, at the Maitland Mercury Office, High-street, West Maitland, county of Northumberland, New South Wales.
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
TERMS. I The " Maitland Mercury " is published every Saturday morning. The terms of subscription are :-In Maitland and Morpeth Is. 6d. per quarter, if paid in advance 6s. Gd. ; in Sydney and the country 8s. per quarter, if paid in advance 7s. The quarters end on the 31st March, 30th June, 30th September, and.3lst December respectively, at which periods only subscribers can resign, by giving due notice. Parties residing in the country who do not order the paper through an agent will be required to pay in advance, or to give a reference to some party in Maitland. The charges for advertisements are :-For the first inch of space (eight lines) and under, 3s., and Is. per inch after, each insertion. Parties sending advertisements must state on them the number of times they are to be in- serted, or they will be continued until counter- manded, and charged accordingly. No verbal direction for the withdraioal or alteration of advertisements can be attended to. Adver- tisements will be receiv...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
IMPOUNDINGS. At West Maitland, Oct. 10-A dark brindle bullock, off horn turned down, branded on the near shoulder K, A&lt; under, on ribs same side HW, on same rump © ; a light red or brindle bullock, star in forehead, branded on the near shoulder K, & under, on same side ribs HW, on same rump ©, with an illegible brand under ; these bullocks are yoked together ; damages laid on by impouuder 2s. 6d. John Ledsam, Poundkeeper. At Merton, on the 3rd October-One brindle speckled bullock, notch off left ear, wide horns, branded AC near rump, illegible brand near ribs ; one dark brindle steer, small horns, branded apparently WH off rump, illegible brand off ribs ; one blue and white speckled working bullock, large horns, slit off right ear, branded A off rump ; one dark brown and white working bullock, spotted, slit off right ear, large horns, branded A off rump. If not released will be sold. George A. F. Kibble, Poundkeeper. At Dungog pound-A yellow bull stag, brand near ...
SYDNEY NEWS. WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE IN THE SYDNEY MARKETS DURING THE PRESENT WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
SYDNEY NEWS. Wholesale Prices of Colonial Farm and Dairy Produce in the Sydney Markets during the present Week. Wheat.-Good samples are saleable, with a tolerable demand, though without deviation in price. Several cargoes have arrived from Van Diemen's Land, and are selling at 4s per bushel. Flour continues much the same. Maize has not been quite so plentiful lately, owing to the late adverse winds preventing the arrival of many coasters, which has caused a slight advance of Id per bushel ; it may be quoted as realising Is to Is Id, according to sample. English and Cape Barley.-A few enquiries have lately been made for both in small quantities, and good samples would meet with moderate sale. Hay.-This market is abundantly supplied with oaten hay, but principally of a very coarse description, particularly that which has lately been sent from the Hunter. It would well pay the growers in that district to pay greater atten- tion to the growth of their hay, and produce a finer and a bett...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1844. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
XECIS2.ATIVE COTCTCXX.. Tuesday, October 8, 1844. A message from the Governor was received relative to the Cowpasture Bridge, in which his Excellency said no application had been made for its repair, but he would take measures to guard against'it becoming impassable. Air. "Windeyer presented a petition from certain commuted pensioners, thanking the house for enquiries into their case, and praying for the use of a portion of the Immigrants Barracks, with rations and fuel, until the result of the application to England was known. Petition read and received. The Attorney General presented a petition from the Roman Catholic Archbishop, the Bishop of Adelaide, the Roman Catholic clergy of Sydney, and upwards of 1900 members of the Catholic faith, against a general system of education ; and also a similar petition from the Roman Catholics of Appin, Picton, and Berrima. Mr. Robinson's motion respectingthe finan- cial separation of Port Phillip was postponed until Wednesday next. Dr. Nichol...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1844. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Wednesday, October 2, 1844. Mr. Cowper presented petitions against Lord Stanley's system of education from the town of Brisbane, Cook's River, Pitt Town and Wilberforce, and Appin. Dr. Lang presented petitions in favour of a general system of education from Illawarra and the North Shore. &nbsp; Captain Dumaresq presented a petition from Port Stephens against Lord Stanley's system of education. Dr. Nicholson presented petitions against Lord Stanley's system of education from Yass and Braidwood. Mr. Macarthur presented petitions against Lord Stanley's system of education from Mars- field, and from the Wesleyans. Mr. Wentworth presented a petition from members of the faith of Israel on the subject of education. The returns relative to the dredging -machine moved for by Mr. Windeyer were laid upon the table, and ordered to be printed. In answer to a question from Mr. Windeyer, the Colonial Secretary stated that it was the intention of the government to act a...
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen-I take the liberty of calling attention through your journal to the great loss and difficulty which is connected with hiring labourers in Sydney for the interior. The city is absolutely thronged with men wanting em- ployment, many of whom are (although able) paupers on the public ; while many others obtain, a livelihood by thieving, or some other base means To show the unfortunate dishonesty of this description of men, I may observe that I have hired in Sydney during the last six months fifteen or sixteen men, not five of whom have reached my station, and each has been attended with an average loss to me of 25s. Sydney therefore can never be relieved of this kind of surplus population without a law to protect employers of labour against swindling ; and such law, to have any effect, should be one of registry and passport; to take place and issue from every police office in the colony. This, I am aware, is not agreeable to an English- ...
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen-Owing to the Thistle steamer not leaving Morpeth for Sydney, as usual, on Saturday morning, the public of Raymond Terrace, Hexham, Newcastle, and this place, are deprived of the pleasure of perusing your valuable journal until Monday, as there is no boat or conveyance for the mail from Morpeth to Hinton unless by steam. Surely some arrangement might be made whereby the deli- very of the mail, of such vital importance as it is to all classes, should be regular. The incon- venience of the present svstcm must be obvious to all. -Your obedient servant, HENRICUS. Hinton, October 6, 1844.
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1844. THE ESTIMATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1844. THE ESTIMATES. The chief business of the session is nearly disposed of. Another -week or two "will see the Council through the Estimates for 1845 ; and we may shortly after look for a prorogation of the Council, if not for a dissolution. Already feelers have been put out, and if there appears a probability that the present leaders of the " Opposi- tion" can be got rid of, and one or two leaders of a more flexible character sub- stituted for them, it is, we believe, likely that the Council will be dismissed after they have brought the labours of the present session to a close. But if the indications are unfavourable to the return of leaders or members of the milk-and water, inoffensive school, then we presume the executive will be content " to bear the ills they have," rather than " fly to others that they know not of." We are no great admirers of the use of virulence and personal abuse in defending constitutional rights, and in resis...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
Total Abstinence Festivity. THE Members of the St. John's Total Abstinence Society at Muswell Brook purpose holding a TEA PARTY, at Mr. Brown's Buildings, Forbes' Town, on the Evening of Wednesday next, October 16th. The chair will be taken at Seven o'clock precisely, by the President of the Society, the Rev. J. T. Lynch. The Members of the Society will meet the Rev. President, at four o'clock in the evening, on his way from Patrick's Plains, and walk in procession into Muswell Brook. There will be a Band in attendance. 738 F Jtog Forms. ORMS for REGISTERING DOGS on Sale at the Mercury Office, West Maitland. The First Maitland Regatta. THE MAITLAND REGATTA for 1844 will take place on Monday, October 21st. patron. E. C. Close, Esq., Warden of the District. STEWARDS. ' Mr. A. Berrie Captain Pattison Captain Rapsey Mr. P. Green Mr. L. Potts, jun. Mr. J. Portus. SECRETARY. treasurer. Captain Rapsey. Mr. L. Potts, jun. lsi Race. To start at 10 o'clock. For boats pulling four oars. First ...
DREDGING MACHINE COMMITTEE. PLANS OF THE SHOALS BELOW MORPETH. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
DREDGING MACHINE COMMITTEE. PLANS OF THE SHOALS BELOW MORPETH. Yesterday week Mr. White completed his survey of the portions of the river Hunter embracing the Flats, the shoal below Raymond Terrace, and the shoal near Mr. Eales's. He returned to Maitland on Friday night, and hav- ing stated that he could complete the plans of these sections of the river by Monday night, a special meeting of the Dredging Machine Com- mittee was convened for Monday, to consider the best means of supporting the motion of which notice had been given by Mr. Windeyer for Wednesday last, October 9th—"That an address be presented to his Excellency the Governor, praying him to place upon the Esti- mates for 1845 a sum of money for the employ- ment of the dredging machine in removing the obstructions existing to the navigation of the river Hunter." The meeting was held at Capt. Russell's office, C. M. Doyle, Esq., in the chair. The Secretary stated the purpose for which the meeting had been called, and observ...