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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 23 January 1843
SALES BY AUCTION. (Continued from Jirstpage.) Important to Farmers and tbe public in general. TO BIZ SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr. 3. W. Sell, On the Premises at the Cocked Hat Hill, on THURSDAY, the 2nd February next, com mencing at one o'clock, by onier of John At kinson, Esq., assignee to the estate of James M'Jarrett, insolvent. ALL the insolvent's right, title, and interest in and to the lease of 379 acres of land, situ ate at the Cocked Hat Hill, held under a lease from Thomas Scott, Esq., of which five years will be unexpired on the 1st of next March, at the low reut of i.75 15s. Od. per annum. ALSO, All the gro.viii'- crops as they now stand or may be on the day of sale, consisting of about ) 16 acres of wheat, now in the course of reaping, 100 bushels or thereabouts of very superior En glish barley in the stack, a stack of excellent oaten hay, AFTER WHICH, All the live stock, consisting of several very fine brood mares, colts, cows, and working bul locks, of a powerful and...
TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 23 January 1843
TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. Gentlemen, — I have been a resident in this Colony, with but little intermission, for twenty years, therefore I conceive my observations and experience may be of some value, and serve the great cause you advocate in your valuable journal. it is generally acknowleged that drunkenness is the great bane of this colony, and it is sup posed that this vice obtains chiefly among the prisoner population, but such is not the fact. As you are aware,' many disbanded soldiers and peusioners have been induced to settle among us by the British government, who have granted them lands and encouraged them in various ways, very properly and honorably so. Many have had cottages built for their use, and locations in the towns — others settled on farms. Now, let m& ask you, Gentlemen, how many of these old sol diers are now in possession (or their families) of their estates ?— the generous gift of their country. Very few indeed. It is notoriou...
HORIZONTAL DIAL FOR LAUNCESTON Latitude 41[?] 28[?] south. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 23 January 1843
IIOItlZOKTAL DIAL FOR I.AOHCESTOH, Latitude 41° 28' touth. The following are the angles, or degrees of the circle, to be laid off on each side of the pnonian of the Hori zontal Dial, calculated by Lieutenant Friend, II. N. 2' 29' J hour from noon, or 1 1} 8. in. 4 59 J 7 30 i 10 4 ] huur p.m. or II hours a.m. 12 40 1J ditto 15 20 H ditto 18 5 1} ditto 21) 55 2 hours p.m. or 10 hour! a.tn, 23 52 2J ditto 26 56 2J ditto 30 9 2J ditto 33 31 3 hours p.m. or9houna.ni. 37 3 3J ditto . 40 48 34 ditto 44 44 3} ditto 48 55 4 hours p.m. or 8 houra tin. 53 19 4} ditto 57 58 4J ditto 62 51 4} ditto 67 58 S hours p.m. or 7 hours a m. 73 17 5i ditto 78 45 6J ditto 6*t 21 5} ditto .SO 00 6 hours p.m. and a.m. 5 39 6£ ditto 11 15 6J ditto 16 43 6} ditto 22 2 7 hours p.m. and 5 a.m. 27 9 7i ditto 32 2 74 hours p.m. or4hours30mtnutesa.nl. Sun rises and sets 00 longest day. The annual report of the Tasmauian Teetotal Society will be published in our next. Tempera-kce Coffee House. — An informa tion wa...
TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 23 January 1843
TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AMD TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. GENTLKMEJjp— It pleased me much to see on Sunday last^mumerous and respectable body of teetotallers, attending the remains of one of their female members to the grave, on enquiry I found that the husband of the .deceased was in disti eased circumstances, and that the teetotallers being in formed to that eflect, instantly set on toot a sub scription amongst themselves, which in a few hours amounted to what was sufficient tome°tthe necessary expences of the funeral. This of itself does that body great credit, and is another instance of the good effect it is daily producing. I under stand that a considerable number of the Tasinanian and St. Joseph's committee wore present, along with about two hundred members, this is a con vincing proof that they stick to each other to the last. By inserting; the above in your valuable Journal it will oblige, your's &c, A Looker-on.
TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. THE EVILS OF THE WESTWARD. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 23 January 1843
TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. THE EVILS OF THE WESTWARD. . Gentlemen,— I was about to say that I wish you were obliged to have a farm, on tbe westward side of Deloraine Bridge ; but it would be too ill natured towards you. Were you situated as I am, von wrm-M fppl nil t.V-a imti-motirin T fopl mvRpIf. at the destruction o* property we have to submit to. It arises entirely from the want of an efficient police— a police that, instead of sneaking about tor a fit e, would sneak about and put down the atrocious system of felony which luxuriates up here. According to ray -views (but they are English and honest, and don't suit every body) Police Magistrates when appointed to districts, ars bound to look after evfery portion of it, and it is their duty not to content flieraselves with wearing military Btocks, and swaggering about townships; but to Wr in mind, from morning until night, that they have undertaken' an important trust, which they should sacredly perform. I...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 23 January 1843
DIED.—After a long and severe illness, on the &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 17th instant, at the residence of Mr. S. Ransome, MARY, wife of Mr. Thomas Spicer, of Mount Leslie, aged fifty-six. —On Thursday, the 12th instant, at the house of &nbsp; her grand-daughter, Mrs. Garrett, of Macquarie- street, Hobart Town, after a very short illness, Mrs. STOCKER, formerly of the Old Derwent Hotel, &nbsp; at the advanced age of 80 years. The deceased was one of the oldest residents in the colony, and was much respected by a large circle of friends.
FROM HARDY'S SHIPPING LIST 29th August, 1842. FOR LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 23 January 1843
FROM HARPY'S SHIPPING LIST, 2«A August, 1842. FOIL LKVKCEStOK. Sept. 27.— Elizabeth and Jane, .356 tons. William Hart. Oct. | ? Branken Moor, 550 tons, David Smith. roa hobaut towu. Sept. tb— Garland Grove, 483 tons, iWm, B, forward. Sept. 15. — Glcnhertie, 450 tons. John Russell. Sept. 20 ? Grecian. 300 tons, It. W. Richards. Oct. -.— JBiyj FriWam, 3B0 tpn-,,Deirae J. Hoau. '
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
HOBAHT TOWN. Return of Grain and Flour exported from the Port of Hobart Town, during the weekending the 17th January 1843, inclusive: — Flour, 71 tons. Return of Grain and Flour, imported at the Port of Hobart Town, during the week ending the 17th January 1843— A'tf. Fine flour, \7L per ton; wheat, 6s. 6d. to 6s. 9d. ; English barley 6s. 3d. to 5s. 9A ; Cape ditto. Ss. 6d. to 3s. 9d.; oats, 5s. to 5s. 6d. per bushel; potatoes, 71. to »!. per ton ; pressed hay, 4i to 6t loose ditto, 3t to 31 10s., ditto ? CoL Timet.
No title [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
Garden,— Save various seeds at thin season, and throughout the summer, as they, ripen. It is advisible, in most cases, to grow enough of one kind in a year, to last for three or tour yean. Put the seeds in bags, and bang them up ioside a house, in a free circulation of air. Hoe, thin, and Mir the turfcee wherever neceuuy, among all descriptions of crop*. Take up shallots, &., and dry them for winter use. Prune, Ihln, and regulate all the summer shoots of your trees. This also applies to vines,— the bunches of choice kinds may be thinned with a pair of scissara, and the sun and light allowed to reach them. Continue taking up bulbs as they go out of flower. Eradicate all buds the moment they appear ; keep the surface always fresh, and rather rough, never smooth and battered. It is better to bate little clods and knots of earth, than to have a naked and dug sur face as smooth as a table. In that state it Is more fa vorable for the admission of air, heat, and water to the roots....
FROM THE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
FROM THE GAZETTE. FEMALE FACTORY, Hobart Town.— Under colonial sentence E7 ; solitary confinement 43; nursing children 7; nurses, laundress, servants, cooks, &c. 12; in the sick ward 22 ; lying-in women 6; number in the first class 83; ditto in the second class 114; ditto ditto in the third class 140; sentenced to the wash-tub 160; ditto per WaeerlyQl total number of women 621; children under one ; 13 ditto under two Tears, 3; total number of children 16. JOHN HUTCH1NSON, Superintendent. BRANCH FACTORY, Brichfelds—tiumber of women assignable, for Hobart Town, 160; ditto for the interior, 32 ; Total number, 192. GEORGE BROOKS, Superintendent. FEMALE FACTORY, Launceston— Under colo nial sentence 5 ; solitary confinement 4 ; confined by order of the magistrates 66; nursing children 10; sentenced to the wash-tub 9; servants, cooks &c 5; in the hospital 9; sick in the house of correction 7; women assignable in, Launceston 64 ; ditto in the country, 2; ditto per Royal Admi...
DRUNKENNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
DRUNKENNESS. (From Paley's Philosophy.) Drunkenness is either actual or habitual ; just as it is one thing to be drunk, and another to be a drunkard. What we shall deliver upon the sub ject must principally be understood of a habit of intemperance; although part of the guilt and danger described, may be applicable to casual ex cesses ; and all of it, in a certain degree, forasmuch as every habit is only a repetition of single in stances. The mischief of drunkenness, from which we are to compute the guilt of it, consists in the fol lowing' bad effects :— 1. — It betrays most constitutions either to ex travagances of anger, or sins of lewdness. 2. ? It disqualifies men for the duties of their station, both by the temporary disorder of their faculties, and at length by a constant incapacity and stupefaction. 3. — It is attended with expenses, which can often be ill spared. 4. — It is sure to occasion uneasiness to the family of the drunkard. 5. — It shortens life. To these consequences...
Calender for January. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
Calender for January. moon's changes. Jan. 1. — New moon 4h. 50m. morning. 9.— First quarter 6h. 49m. morning. 16. — Full moon 6b. 16m. afternoon. . 23 — Last quarter, lOh. 49m. morning. 30.— New moon, 9h. 49m. afternoon. sun nisEs sun fiErs. Jan. 26— Thursday. 53m. past 4. 7m. past 7. 27— Friday, 54m. past 4. 6m. past 7. £8— Saturday, 55m. past 4. 5m. past 7. .29— Sunday, 66m. past 4. 4m. past 7. 30— Monday, 57m. past 4. 3m. past 7. 31— Tuesday, 58m. past 4. 2m. past 7. Feb. 1 — Wednesday, 59m. past 4. 1m. past 7.
THE MARKETS. CATARACT MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
THE MARKETS. Cataract Mill. -. d. Fine Flour ? 16 0 per 100 lbs. 20 per cent. ? 15 0 ditto. 12 per ceHt ? 14 0 ditto. Bran .....--? 1 0 per 20 lbs. Pollard ...----? 16 ditto. Wheat, from 5s. 6d. to - - - 6 6 per 60 lbs. Union Steam Mills. i. d. «. d. i. i. ». d. Wheat ? fi 0@ 6 6 j Oats .......... 4 0 @ 5 6 Barley ? 6 0 „ 7 6 Maire.... ? 00 „ 00 Pollard.... ? 13,, 0 | Bran ? 1 0 „ 0 0 Flour, first quality - - 17/. ) Ditto, second ditto - - 16L -per20001bs. Ditto, third ditto ? - ISO SorrLT Wills. t. d i. d. Wheat ... ..-. 56 to 66 Oats ? 40 4 3 Barley ? 60 66 Fine Flour ? 18 0 Seconds ....... 16 0 Thirds ? 13 0
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1843. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
THE L&UNCESTOH COURIER TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1843: ? ' Evil liabltl are so far from growing weaker from repeated ' attempt! to overcome them, that 1C they are not totally sub ' dued every struggle iDcrcai.es their strength ; and a habit ' oppoted and victorious, is more than twice as strong as before ' the contest. The manner in which those who arc wear; of ' their tyranny endeavour to escape from them, appears by the ' event to be generally wrong ; they try to loose their chains ' asd to retreat by the same degrees as they advanced, but 11 before the deliverance can be completed, bablt is sure to ' throw new chains upon her fugitive. Nor can any hope to ' escape but those wlio, by an effort sudden and violent, burst .' their shackles at once, and leave her at a distance.' Dn. Samuel Johnson. A meeting of the members of the Benefit Society will be he!d on Monday evening next. Another society has also been established, en titled, the ' Aged members Gift Socie...
REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
REPORT. Your Committee appear before you this evening for the purpose of giving an account of the pro ceedings and success of your Society, since its re establishment in August, 1641 ; and also of resign ing that post of their duty to which they were then appointed. It is with feelings of a threefold plea sure, that your Committee thus appear before you. They are glad to find so favourable an opportunity, after sustaining their office for nearly 18 months, of being relieved from that peculiar care and anxiety which they have necessarily felt for the success of the Society at its first re-establishment. It affords them no small degree of gratification to know, that there are persons now to be formed in pur ranks, who may with confidence be elected to direct the operations of that great and goodcauBe, -n which we are engaged. And they feel happy ? to congratulate those 'who may be appointed to succeed them in their office, upon the unanticipated success which has already attended the ...
EXTRAORDINARY DECLINE IN THE CONSUMPTION OF WINE IN ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
EXTRAORDINARY DECLINE IN THE CON SUMPTION OF WINE IN ENGLAND. We condense the following from a return of the quantity of wines upon which duty has been paid in the port of London, from the commencement of the past year to September. It exhibits a most extraordinary decrease, and furnishes strong evidence of the progress of teetotalism, although, undoubtedly it is partly attributable to the pressure which has per vaded the middling classes — of Cape wine, the quantity cleared for home consumption in 1841 was 106,038 gallons, a decrease of 15,875 gallons more than 11 per cent. Ma deira for the past year 36,859 gallons being 18,872 gallons les's than the preceding year, a decrease of 32 per cent. Sherry 955,576 e-allons beine a decrease of 64,036, or 6 per cent. Of Port wine 486,716 gallons, show ing an astounding decrease of 824,660 gal lons or 40 per cent. Wines not classified ex hibit a falling off of 12,778, or 8 per cent. The consumption of costly wines used prin cipally by the hi...
THE REPORT OF THE TASMANIAN TEETOTAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
THE REPORT OF THE TASMANIAN TEETOTAL SOCIETY. Read at the Annual Meeting of the members, held in the Infant School Room, on Wednesday Evening, January 11th, 1843. J. Sherwin, Esq., (President) in the Cliair. The Report having been read, the following Resolutions were earned — . Moved by Mr. Stubbs ; seconded by Mr. Mug geride. 1. — '? That the Report now read be adopted and printed under the direction of the Committee.' Moved by Mr. Tyson ; seconded by Mr. Rich. 2. — ' That this meeting is of opinion that the principle of Total Abstinence from all Intoxicating Drinks, has been sufficiently tried, and is worthy the unhesitating confidence of the public.' Moved by the Rev. Charles Price ; seconded by Mr. Ballard. 3. — 'That this Meeting views with great pleasure the progress of Total Abstinence^ in this, and the adjacent Colonies, and pledges itself to renewed exertion and diligence in the cause.' Moved by Mr. Alcock ; seconded by M. James Smith. 4.— 'That the following be elected as ...
TASMANIAN TEETOTAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
TASMANIAN TEETOTAL SOCIETY. The meeting of this society was held on Tues day. The attendance at the early part of the evening was unusually thin, hut before the close of the meeting the room was crowded. Mr. Sherwin said, the thin attendance ought not to discourage them, it was owing partly to the length of the days, which rendered it desirable that a later hour should be named for their meet ings, which had been fixed, for the future, at half seven. But a principal reason was, that the members were in the field, and therefore could not be present in the camp. They were engaged in harvesting, and putting iii practice the principles they had adopted ; they were bearing the heat and burthen of the day upon the principal of total ab stinence, they were as ' cities set upon a hill, their influence would be felt, their example would be efficacious, and would encrease the success of the society. Much, however, depended upon their consistency, and they ought to be encouraged. He hoped afte...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
Cornwall Insurance Company. HhHE Company's new fire engine will be found JL on the premises on application to the office, in the event of fire, the engine will be immediately dispatched to the spot in charge of a competent engineer. To encourage water-carriers to be on the alert, and always to keep their carts full during the night, the directors will pay the following premium, when this office is interested in the property on fire : — To the first full water cart on the spot £1 10s., the second £1, the third 10s. JAMES AIKENHEAD, Secretary. January 28. THE FOLLOWING EMIGRANTS, per Royal Sovereign, are open for Hire — Carpenter — wife, house-servant Quarryman and labourer— wife, needlewoman General farm servant and overseer Sawyer and labourer — wife, housemaid and needlewoman Groom and shepherd Clerk Agricultural labourer — wife farm servant Overseer and storekeeper Clerk and ditto Tailor and ploughman — wife, housemaid and needlewoman Stone mason and bricklayer House servant Child...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 30 January 1843
X.AVNCESTON RACES, 1843. THE above Races will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of February. STEWARDS:— C. B. Hardtvicke, Esq. | Major St. Maur. Richard Dry, Jun., Esq. CLERK OF THE COURSE:— M. Brown. First Day. ST. LEGER STAKES, 25 Sovs. each, 60 sovs. added ; one mile and a half. Colts, 8st. Gibs. ; fillies, 8st. 31bs. THE WANDERER AND LITTLE JOHN STAKES, of «ovs. each, for two-year-olds, the produce of the above horses, given by the proprietors ; one mile ; three entries or no race. Entrance, 3 sovs. Weights — colts, 8st. ; fillies. 7st. lllbs. THE TAVERN PLATE, sovs.; heats, one mile and a half. Weights — three-year-old, 8st. ; four-year-old, 8st. 121bs. ; five-year-old, 9st. 91bs. six-year old and aged, lOst. THE GALLOWAY STAKES, sovs., for horses under fourteen hands ; catch weights ; mile heats. Entrance, 3 sovs. Second Day. TOWN PLATE, sovs. ; heats, three miles and a distance. Weights — three-year-old, 7st. 81bs. ; four-year-old, 8st. ...