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INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Monday, October, 7. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OP CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Monday, October, 7. In the estate of Potts, Baxter, and Co., a special meeting: C. A. Corrie, £132 Os. lOd ; J. C. Bolton, of Singapore, £72 ; the Birmingham Town and District Banking Company, £722 15s 2d ; T. W. Bowden, £28 3s 5d. In the estate of John Perrill Wilkie, a single meeting was held, but no claims were proved. NEW INSOLVENTS. October 5.-Owen M'Mahon, of Lane Cove. No schedule filed. 5.-James Everingham, of Portland Head, settler; debts, £144; balance deficiency, £98 17s. MEETINGS OF CREDITORS. In the estate of Cyrus Mathew Doyle, a second meeting, at Sydney, on Tuesday, October loth. In the estate of Richard Jones, a special meeting, at Sydney, on Tuesday, October 15th. In the estate of Stephen Coxen, a third meeting, Sydney, on Friday, October 18th.
MAITLAND QUARTER SESSIONS. MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1844. (Before A. Cheeke, Esq., chairman, Captain Day, and Lieutenant Gall.) TURKEY STEALING. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
MAITLAND QUARTER SESSION'S. Monday, October 7, 1844. (Before A. Cheeke, Esq., chairman, Captain Day, and Lieutenant Gall.) TURKEY STEALING. Thomas Maguire pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a turkey, the property of William Burgess, at Morpeth, on the 22nd of August &nbsp; last, and was sentenced to be worked in irons &nbsp; for a period of twelve months. LARCENCY. Richard Rust was indicted for stealing two sheets and a window blind, the property of Wicks Norton, at Newcastle, on the 7th July. It appeared that the prisoner had formerly been in the service of the prosecutor, by whom he was discharged on a Sunday morning, and soon after he was gone the property in question, together with some table linen, were missed. The pi isoner on the same day offered the sheets and window blind for sale to a Mrs. Hendy, who delivered them to Mrs. Norton, who could swear that they were her husband's property. The prisoner in his defence stated positively that the sheets were hi...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 12 October 1844
Sydney College, Hyde Park. PRESIDENT, W. Bland, Esq., M. C. ; Treasurer, Mr. Alderman Allen ; Hono- rary Secretary, Councillor Holden. Committee -W. Lawson, Esq., M.C. ; W. C Wentworth, Esq., A.M., M.C; J. Blaxland, Esq., M.C. ; Mr. Alderman Broughton, J.P. ; Councillor Driver; T. Barker, J.P., J. Josephson, R. Bourne, S. Lyons, L. Iredale, W. Hutchinson, H. Halloran, P. W. Plomer, and T. Hyndes, Esquires. The educational department is under the direction of T. H. Braim, Esq., of St. John's College, Cambridge, as Head Master, assisted by gentlemen of superior attainments in the classi- cal, mathematical, and commercial branches. All the pupils will have the advantage of being taught the science of Singing by Mr. Nathan, and Drawing by a master of tried ability. The Head Master's house has been fitted up at great expense with every comfort for the accommodation of young gentlemen from the country as Boarders, whom he is willing to receive into his family on very low terms during the ...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
IMPOUNDINGS. At West Maitland pound, on the 17th-A chesnut colt, star in forehead, tAvo hind fetlocks white, long tail, about two year old, branded on the near shoulder AH, damages laid on by impounder 2s. 6d. ; a bay pony, black points, short switch tail, branded on the near shoulder apparently M or W ; supposed to belong to some one in East Maitiand, damages laid on by impounder Is. John Ledsam, Poundkeeper. At East Maitland, October 14th, by G. Pullen-One black sided- bullock, back, belly-, and tail white, branded on near rump FM, and a number on shoulder same side like 33 ; one red bullock, belly, tail, and spot on rump white, branded FM near rump, apparently 39 on shoulder ; one red and yelloAv bullock, branded FM near rump ; damages Is. each. If not duly released, they will be sold. John Sheehan, Pounùkceper.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
Dredging- Machine Committee.-Survey of the River Hunter. AT a Meeting of the Dredging Machine Committee held at the Northumberland Hotel, West Maitland, on Tuesday, the 8th October, C. M. Doyle, Esq., in the chair, the following resolution was unanimously agreed to : "That an engagement has been made to pay Mr. White certain instalments as the survey oí the river Hunter proceeds, and the balance Avhen the plan is finished ; and as a considerable por- tion of the survey has been completed, and the plan is expected to be ready by the end of October, the Dredging Machine Committee beg to request the subscribers who have not yet paid to pay the amount of their subscriptions to the Sub-Treasurer with as little delay as possible, in order that the Committee may be in a position to fulfil its engagement." C. M. DOYLE, Chairman. Dredging- Machine Committee.-Survey of the River Hunter. LIST of ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS towards the expenses of a SURVEY of the RIVER HUNTER, from the head of New...
COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS. The general trade in Maitland this week has been very dull ; in fact scarcely anything doing. The wet, variable weather, added to the usual dullness of this season of the year, sufficiently accounts for this. Cigars are still very scarce, and rising in price. Bottled porter and oatmeal are also scarce, and the latter is now nearly double the price it stood at for many months. There has been a fall of £1 per ton on sugar in the Sydney market, but as it is not expected to last, it has not affected prices in Maitland. Hides and pelts are still in fair damand ; pelts with the wool on realising 2s. and upwards, if good. A small lot of leaf tobacco has been bought during the week, of good quality, at 3d. per lb. ; and a quantity of settler-manufactured tobacco was brought in early in the week, of inferior but not bad quality, which only realised 2d. and 2£d. per lb. Just at present the Sydney market seems overloaded with middling and inferior qualities of colonial ...
EDUCATIONAL TACTICS—MORPETH. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
EDUCATIONAL TACTICS-MORPETH. To the Editors of the 3Iaitland Mercury. Gentlemen-In the several reports of the Rev. Dr. Lang's talented and elaborate speeches before the Legislative Council on the all important subject of education repeated allusion is made to Morpeth as being signally favored by government aid in the way of schools. The rev. gentleman states correctly that there are three schools of the various leading denominations, viz., Episcopalian, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic. I perfectly agree Avith the Rev. Dr.'s deductions in reference to the superabundance of schools and teachers, and think with him that one properly qualified teacher would be quite sufficient. Perhaps the Dr. could not have selected an apter illustration than that afforded by Morpeth of the bad working of the denomi- national system, although I am disposed to regard it as a fair specimen of the system gene- rally. I cannot help regretting, nay deploring, the unhappy arrangements which have given rise ...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] DUNGOG. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [from our correspondents.] DUNGOG. The crops in this direction are looking re- markably well, and afford every promise of a good harvest ; but if much more rain falls it is doubtful if they will not be seriously injured. The roads are a good deal cut up with the wet. October 15. SCONE. Our wheat crops are nearly all settled, from the dry weather, and I am fearful we shall not have half a crop. Although it has rained all night, and continues to rain heavily this fore- noon, still it has come too late for the forward wheat; many are cutting it down for hay. Yon are much more certain of a crop in the vicinity of Maitland, as it rains more near the coast. On Saturday last itrained heavily at Murrurundi, and about the dividing ranges, and not a drop here ; there have only been casual showers for a long time past with us, while it has fallen in torrents in other places. We had a beautiful prospect during the tillage, and until about titree weeks ago, when the w...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
EKTGMSH NEWS. The Garland Grove, from Falmouth June 8, arrived at Sydney on Saturday last. Mr. Justice Dickinson and family arrived by her. The news brought by the Garland Grove is only a day or two later than that previously received. There is hardly anything of interest in the papers brought by her. We give a brief abstract of the more important particulars : A bill for the better government of New South Wales was read a third time and passed on the 5th June, but no knowledge has reached the colony of the provisions or even of the general nature of the bill. Talloav.-This afternoon 1,302 packages South American only partly sold at previous rates; 106 casks New South Wales sold at 37s. to 40s. 3d. ; 70 casks Cape sold at 40s. 6d. to 41s. 3d. ; 40 casks East Indian went at 37s. 6d. to 40s.; 75 casks north American melted at 39s. 9d. to 40s. 3d. ; and 49 easka Italian went at 37s. to 30s. per cwt.-Colonial Gazette, June8. Wool.-The series of sales in colonial wool commenced on Wednes...
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
TERMS. The "Maitland Mercury" is published every Saturday morning. Hie terms of subscription are :-In Maitland and Morpeth Is. Gd. per quarter, if paid in advance Gs. Gd. ; in Sydney and the country 8s. per quarter, if paid in advance 7s. The quarters end on the 31 si March, 30th June, 30th September, and 31 si 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 undo; 3s., and Is. per inch after, each insertion. Parties sending advertisements must state on them the number of times they arc to be in- serted, or they will be continued until counter- manded, and charged accordingly. No verbal direction for tlie withdrawal or alteration of advertisements can be attended to. Adver- tisements will be received ...
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 — 19 October 1844
âTSZTET itfEWS. Wholesale Prices of Colonial Farm and Dairy Produce in the Sydney Markets during the present week. Wheat.-The late arrivals from V. D. Land have been realising 4s. per bushel, and good samples of colonial growth continue saleable without any change in price. Flour is somewhat lower than it was, but not expected to continue so long. Maize is not quite so abundant as it was, but still the market is well supplied, and it is realising about the same prices. English and Cape Barley, of good qualities, would meet with moderate sale in small lots. Hay.-Good oaten and lucerne are rather scarce, and sell readily. There is a large quantity of oaten hay in the market, but of such a coarse description that it is almost unsaleable, which has been principally sent from the Hunter. If parties in that district would grow a finer and better kind they would find it much more to their advantage, both as to price and consumption. Bacon and Hams are saleable and in demand ; but they must...
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury, Gentlemen-I perceive that in your report of the case of the prosecution of my former servant, I am made to appear in the very unen- viable position of having attempted to punish him by law for stealing a pair of slippers. I beg leave to transmit to you the real facts of the case. Several articles, and some of value, were missed in my house, without direct suspi- cion being attached to any one, until one evening a bag containing six loaves of bread, a file, some cakes, a knife, two forks, and a paper of soda, were found in my oven. I naturally concluded that a system of plunder was being carried on, and as this man was the baker, and had a wife and child living in town, it was conjectured that he was the offender. I accordingly sent the next day to the police office for a search warrant, and when his honse was examined the slippers in question and a pair of old trowsers belonging to Mr. Bailey were found. These things were identified by Mr. Bai...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. £ s. û. Ales, London, per hogshead . 5 10 O Elliott's Stout, ditto. 5 0 0 Bottled, per dozen .8s to Oil 0 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 0 0 Annatto, per lb.Gs to 0 8 0 Arrowioot, per lb.9d to 0 1 0 Beer, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 2 0 0 Bees Wax, per lb.3s to 0 4 0 Bluestone, per lb.Is Gd to 0 2 0 Bread, per loaf of 41bs . 0 0 G Bricks, per 1000.lOslo 0 13 0 Butcher's Meat : Beef, per lb - 0 0 1 . Mutton, ditto. 0 0 2 Pork, ditto. 0 0 3 Veal, ditto. 0 0 3 Butter, fresh, per lb.1 Oil to 0 1 2 Calf Skins, each.Is to 0 2 G Candles, mould, per lb .4d to 0 0 5 Cheese, per lb.3d to 0 0 8 Coal, per ton .11s to 0 15 0 Coffee, per lb .8d to 0 0 10 Currants, Zante, per lb.9d to 0 0 10 Currie Powder, per bottle.. Is 3d to 0 3 G Dates, per lb.3d to 0 0 4 Eg(fs> Pcr dozen .3d to 0 0 5 Firewood, per load.Is Gd to 0 3 0 Flour : (Portus's Mills, for cash on delivery) First quality, per 100 lbs. 0 11 0 Second, ditto. 0 9 0 Ration, ditto. 0 8 0 Bran, ditto. 0 3 0 (N...
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1844. VISIT OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR TO THE HUNTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1844. VISIT OF HIS EXCELLENCY TUE GOVERNOR TO THE HUNTER. We understand the Hunter River district is to be honored with a visit from his Excellency the Governor during the ensuing -week. It is understood that his Excellency will leave Sydney on Wednes- day night, and probably remain a day at Newcastle. He may therefore be expected I to arrive at Maitland on Friday morning ; but we daresay those residents of the ' district who purpose meeting his Excel- lency will be able to learn at the police office on Thursday what time his Excel- lency will arrive. The Governor's stay in Maitland is hardly likely to extend beyond a day or two, as it is understood to be his Excellency's intenton to see the whole of the upper Hunter district. THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. The Legislative Council have agreed to take a holiday for six or seven weeks, in order to enable the various commitees which are still sitting to bring up lee-way, and to allow the members en...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Saturday, October 12. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Saturday, October 12. A special meeting was held in the estate of John Stuart Mein, but no claims were proved. Tuesday, October 15. In the estate of Cyrus Matthew Doyle, a second meeting : George Bowman, £320 17s 9d; John Pike, £36. The meeting was theo ad- journed until Tuesday next. In the estate of Richard Jones, a special meeting : Samuel Ashmore, £145 2s lOd ; Donaldson, Lambert, and Co., of London, £215 14s 3d; Donaldson, Dawes, and Co., £61 2s. 7d.
NEWCASTLE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
NEWCASTLE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. The members of the Newcastle Mechanics' Institute have recently been discussing the following question :-" Whether the obstructions to the navigation of the Hunter would be more effectually removed by the use of the dredging machine, or by judiciously constructed embank- ments or jetties ?" We have boen favoured by the Secretary with a report of Mt. Bolton's speech on the subject. Mr. Bolton, being called upon by the Chairman, Dr. Bowker, rose and said-Mr. Chairman : it is quite evident by yonr calling upon me that you are determined I shall atone for my absence at your last meeting, au absence Avhich I now regret, as in consequence I have lost the benefit of that evening's discussion, and I fear that in speaking on the subject now it is highly probable I may travel over ground already passed, and not say a single Avord that you have not heard from others at your last meeting. However, sir, I do not think it a matter of much consequence, as the subjec...
MAITLAND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
MAITLAND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. On Wednesday the quarterly meeting of the general committee and subscribers to this institu- tion was held, pursuant to advertisement, at the Northumberland Hotel ; Mr. Liddell in the chair. The report of the sub-committee for the last quarter was read, as follows : " REPORT. "The acting eommitttee for the quarter ending September 30 have much satisfaction in reporting that the asylum continues to be effi- ciently supported. -In every case in which the committee considered the applicant entitled to relief has assistance been afforded. "On the 1st of July there were 5 patients in the hospital, and during the quarter 12 new patients have been admitted, and assistance has been given to 3 out-door patients. Of these, 3 have been cured, 3 relieved and discharged, 3 relieved and sent to Sydney, 5 have died, and 5 continue under treatment. " From the treasurer's statement below it will | be seen that the state of the funds is scarcely so favourable as at the clo...
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 19 October 1844
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen-I shall feel greatly obi ged if you will allow me through the medium of your useful journal to correct an historical error into which your correspondent P., in his clever letter on mental radiation, appears to have fallen, no doubt inadvertently. He says-"How Galileo must have repented of his folly in radiating the truth that the earth moved round the sun when the flames were kindling around him." But the fact is, the flames never were kindled around Galileo. He died peaceably on the 8th January, 1642, at the age of seventy-eight years. -I am, gentlemen, yours truly, Q. October 11th, 1844.