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POLICE OFFICE. Hobart, 1st June, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 11 June 1841
POLICE OFFICE. Hobart, 1st June, 1841. The licences issued to the under-mentioned individuals as Hawkers and Carriers have expired from the dates set after their respective names: &nbsp; HAWKERS. John Fergusson, residing at Campbell Town, from the 6th ultimo; Michael Brennan, Hobart, 13th ditto; John Saunders, ditto, 15th ditto; William Ellington, Laun- ceston, 19th ditto ; Hyam Solomon, Campbell Town 19th ditto. ' CARRIERS.. George Day, residing at Hamilton, from 4th ultimo Thomas Barnett, Perth, 6th ditto; Edward Bowden Bothwell, 15th ditto. ' M. Forster, Chief Police Magistrate.
SUPREME COURT—CRIMINAL SITTINGS. FRIDAY, 4TH JUNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 11 June 1841
SUPREME COURT-CRIMINAL SITTINGS. Friday, 4th June. Patrick Minni ghan, who was arraigned for the murder of James Travis, at l»orl Arthur, on the 27th of April lust, was placed at the bar to take.his trial for that crime. The circumstances of this case, as borne out by the evidence, arc as follows : A gung of fifteen men, the very worst characters on the settlement, arc chained to mi iron cable, and employed during the day in breaking stones in a long and narrow yard, not fur from the penitentiary ; in this gang worked also the deceased Travis and the prisoner »linnighnn. Some of the most desperate of these meu had formed a plan to escape, and for this purpose one of them had obtained a file, with which to cut thei: irons. This was discovered and the plot frustrated, when a suspicion of having made known the circumstance fell upon the deceased, a lhere lud. On the morning of the day when the lad was struck the prisoner had used several threats ngainst him, saying that he had got some...
THE CABINET. THE VOICE OF HOME TO THE PRODIGAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 June 1841
THE CABINET. THE VOICE OF HOME TO THE PRODIGAL. BY MRS. HEMANS. Oh ! when wilt thou return To thy spirit's eorly loves ; To the freshness of the morn, To the stillness of the groves ? The summer birds arc calling Thy household porch around, And the merry waters falling,' With sweet laughter in their sound. Oh ! thou has wander'd long From thy home, without a guide. And thy native woodland song, In thine alter'd heart bath died. Thou hast flung the wealth away, And the glory of thy spring ; And to thee the leaves' light play Is a lung-forgotten thing O'er the image of the sky, Which the" lake's clear bosom bore Darkly may shadows lie But not for evermore. Give back thine heart again To the freedom of the woods To the birds' triumphant strain, To the mountain solitudes. But when wilt thou return ? Along thine own pure air There are young sweet voices borne Oh 1 should not thine he there 1 Still at thy father's board There is kept a place for thee, And, by thy smile restored, Joy round...
ORIGINAL POETRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 June 1841
ORIGINAL POETRY. Wc have been favoured with the following lines, which we have great pleasure in inserting, as they evince con. siderable taste and more than ordinary power of poetic composition : LINES ON THE DEATH OF THE VENERABLE THE ARCHDEACON HUTCHINS. Uroken's the link between this earth and thee, And o'er thy soul breathes immortality ; Call'd to a future state just rcach'd thy prime, Unvvarn'd by sickness, uudecay'd by time ; No ling'ring illness tir'd the aching heart, Unseen, death pois'd and launch'd his f'atul dart, Whilst unprcpar'd he thought to grasp his prey, And reap new triumphs from thy soul's dismay ; But 'twas in vain, the tyrant bovv'd no slave, And met his victor in thy awful grave. Rare combination of the mind and heart, Of spotless virtue and exalted art ; Tho' mute the lips, and still'd the Christian's voice ThaUvvith persuasion chang'd man's erring choice, Still from thy tomb the bright example flows, And all thou taught'st in life thy death bestows. Far f...
SPIRIT OF THE ENGLISH PRESS. SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 June 1841
SPIRIT OF THE ENGLISH PRESS. SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES. IT is gratifying to see that Mr. Van. Buren has deemed it necessary to hi? reputation "with «the-avorld, in taking leave of the President's chair, to conclude his Message with a denunciation of the slave-trade. This, little as it is, is something gained to the cause of humanity-gained entirely by the efforts of those, who in this and other countries, have devoted them- selves to the task of exposing the ho»w>rs of Ameri- can slavery. The state of society in America, the general feeling there upon all matters connected with slavery, is so fierce and relentless, that we question whether a ma- jority of the members present went heartily with Mr. Van Buren even in this denunciation of a traffic which America is bound by treaty to suppress. Mr. Van Buren, however, in drawing the eyes of the world upon his conduct in respect to slavery, has tempted us rather to execrate him for the oppression lie has allowed, than to thank hitn...
PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 June 1841
PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. On Thursday, Lord John Russell, in rising lo move for a Select Committee of the House of Commons upon the ACIB relating lo South Australia, spoke as follows " I feel some difficulty about making now any statement in this case; for though I have a decided opinion upon the Acts relating to South Australia, 1 am anxious that the investiga- tion into them should commence without the bias of any pre- vious statement. What it is quite necessary that I should show is, that we cannot proceed with the colony of South Australia in its present state, and without bringing forward same measure on the subject, or instituting an investigation into the Acts re- lating to the colony. Hut as the colony of South Australia is founded by Acts of Parliament the result of discussions in this House, 1 have thought it better to propose a Committee lo in- vestigate those Acts._ This colony was founded in a peculiar manner and on peculiar principles : it was founded...
QUEEN'S SCHOOL. 9th June, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 June 1841
QUEEN'S SCHOOL. 9th June, 1841. At an examination held before His Excellency the Lieutenant &nbsp; Governor, the Venerable the Archdeacon, and other Members of the two Councils, on Thursday, 3rd June, prizes were given to the following boys : Bisdee maj., Jacomb maj., King, Maclachlan, Meredith, &nbsp; Turnbull, min., and the Master's Scholarship of £80 per annum was presented to Turnbull minor. JOHN PHILIP GELL, Principal.
SHERIFF'S OFFICE. 16th June, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 June 1841
SHERIFF'S OFFICE. loth June, 1841. The following account of writs of execution, now remain- ing unsettled in my office, is advertised by me,- in compliance with the provisions of " the Debtor and Creditor Act." Mills e. Johnstone, writ received Juno 3, levy June -, near Richmond. Dixon bg. v. same, writ received June 4. Sale-On Tuesday, June 22, at 1 o'clock, near Richmond, two cows, two horses, plough, harrow, carts, &c. : unless these executions be previously satisfied. Driscoll bg. v. Cliff", writ received May 31, levy June 5, Lower Settlement, Pittwater. Sale-On Wednesday, June 23, nt 1 o'clock, at Lower Settle- ment, Pittwater, stack of hay, stack of harley, growing crops, fanning implements, and n quantity of household furniture, &c, &c. : unless this execution be previously satisfied. PETER FRÄSER, Sheriff. j
LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 June 1841
LOCAL. We understand that a quantity of British silver is expected by the Commissariat from the Cape. MECHANICS' INSTITUTION,-By an advertisement in another part of our paper, it will be observed that the opening Lecture by the President has been postponed until Thursday evening next, in the hope, we understand, that it may then be conve- nient for His Excellency to honor the meeting with his presence. LICENSED ViCTUALtsas.-We have given offence to some of the parties connected with this society, in some strictures which we passed upon pawnbroking in this colony, because we affirmed that the wholesale system adopted in licensing public-houses was calculated to abet and encourage crime. They immedi- ately set it down that all public-houses are included in this charge. How respectable men could have fallen into such an error we are really at a loss to conjecture ; because' they must be well aware that what we contend for-and have long con- tended for, and which we have every reason to...
ENGLISH NEWS. HOUSE OF LORDS. Tuesday, January 26. ROYAL SITTING—THE QUEEN'S SPEECH. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 June 1841
ENGLISH NEWS. HOUSE OF LORDS. Tuesday, January 26. ROYAL SITTING-THE QUEEN'S SPEECH. The doors were opened at noon for the reception of the ladies and gentlemen who bore peers' tickets or the orders of the Great Chamberlain. There was scarcely ttauding room for the multitude of ladieB in full dress who thronged the portion of the House ussigned to them. There was no alteration in the House or its decorations. The Duke aud Prince George of Cambridge ; the Arch- bishop of Canterbury ; the Dukes of Somerset, Ueaufurl, and Cleveland ; the Marquises of Anglesey and Normanby ; the Earls of Devon, Shaftesbury, Cardigan, Clarendon, Minto, and Limerick ; Viscounts Melbourne and Beres- ford; the Bishops of London, Durham, Rochester, and Lichfield ; Lords Camoys, Redesdale, Denman, Langdale, Glenelg, and Monteagle, as well as most of the judges, were early in the House. Prince Es ter har y. and the corps diplomatique, in superb uniforms, occupied their allotted places. At two o'clock a royal s...
PURVEYOR'S OFFICE. 9th June, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 June 1841
PURVEYOR'S OFFICE. üth June, 1841. Notice is hereby given, that UUICBB the sums due to the crown for free persons and assigned servants admitted into the Colonial Hospital ure not paid to the medical officer in charge of the respective Hospitals within one month from this date instructions have been received to proceed against them at the first sitting of the Court of Requests ; and bo it further understood, that unless masters of assigned servants pay the Hospital fees, further instructions have been received that such scrvnnts will be withdrawn, and others not assigned to them until the Hospital fees arc discharged. FiiASCis BISHOP, Dep. Purveyor H. M. S.
SUPREME COURT—CIVIL SIDE. Before His Honor Sir. Justice Montagu and a Civil Jury of twelve. FRIDAY, JUNE 11. Brodribb v. Henry. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 June 1841
SUPREME COURT-CIVIL SIDE. Be/ore His Honor Sir. Justice Montagu and a Civil Jury of I twelve. FniDAV, JUNE li. Brodribb v. Henry. This day was specially appointed for the (rial of lins case, which was a new trial granted by their Honors in the last term upon a point reserved by His Honor the Chief Justice, who tried the first case, when a verdict was returned for the defendant. On the present occasion the Attorney-General and Mr. Stephen,with the Messrs. Butlers,conducted the plaintiff's ease ; and the Solicitor-General and Mr. Young, as for- merly, appeared for the defendant. The case being a. prima facie one, nnd the £1500 ad- mitted to have been paid by the plaintiff", the defence wits commenced at ouce, and the same evidence was adduced IIB formerly to show the puyment lo Brodribb hy Heury of ¿£2000 for the purpose of paying his (Henry'*) creditots. Mrs. Jackson, who underwent avery severe und search- ing cross-examination by tho Attorney-General, stated, as before, that she cou...
MARKETS. HOBAHT TOWN MARKETS, JUNE 17. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 18 June 1841
MARKETS. HOBAHT TOWN MAUKETS, JUNE 17. Hy recent advices from Sydney, the price of Derwent wheat had materially advanced, and was quoted at from 10s to 12s. Our market will no doubt receive an impulse by this intel- ligence, although as yet little or no grain has changed hands ; our prices, therefore, may for the moment be considered nominal. Fine flour at the mills, £22 to £24. Wheat, 8s 9d to 9s 3d: oats, 5s to 6s; barley, English, 0sto7s; Cape do, 5s to 5s 6d ; Cobbett's corn. 5s to 5s (id per bushel; hav, (¡s to 7s per cwt. ; ditto, pressed, 8s to 8s (¡d ditto; straw, 3s to 3s (3d per ditto; Port Arthur coals, 18s; Svdney ditto, 50s to 60s per ton; she oak, 14; gum wood, 9sto 10* per ton. Potatoes, 8s to 10s per cwt. ; cabbages, per doren, 2s ; turnips, and carrots, per dozen bunches, 2s; cauliflowers, per dozen, 4s; apples, 3s to 6s per bushel; onions, )2s to lGs per cwt; grapes, 4d per lb. LAUNCESTON GUAIN MAU. ¿T, JUNE 16. Union Steam Mills. Wheat 6s to 8s, barley 6s to 7s 6d...