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TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. Gentlemen, — Among the members of our Society is an old veteran, who has favored me with a few passages from bis eventful life; which prove' but too fully, tbat drunkenness is tbe bane ot the' English army, and that habits of drunkenness are first contracted tuere. In order mat such a posi tion may be established, I have to solicit that you will allow tbeir insertion in your valuable journal. As you must be fully aware, Gentlemen, I can have no sinister design in publishing tbe faults of our brave soldiers, but in exposing them to lead to their correction. I know all will readily condemn the excess, but the moderate use of a stimulant leads to tbe excess. Not so with food ; tbe appe tite becomes satisfied, not increased, by the use of it, as in intoxicating liquors. It is my aiibition to point out to the troops on this station, and indeed to the whole British army, tbe utter worthlessness of all intoxicating drinks; that their aba...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
Garden. — If the weather is favorable, sow various seeds to come in during the winter and spring. This course should be regularly adopted, as if the seeds fail the loss is cot much— if they succeed, the advantage will be great indeed. Prune, regulate, &c, tbe summer snoots of all fruit trees, as directed last month. I* ever cease destroying insects. By continuing this course, they will eventually be thinned. Keep your garden clean, and clear off the decayed sulks of various plants. All rubbish from your garden ought to be collected in a heap and rotted ? it will form by and bye, a valuable compost and manure. This practice of burning cannot be too strongly reprobated.
POETRY. A DREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
Z^STB-7. A DREAM. 'Tii * high feast— the rosy god Has drawn a pailant train ; Bright armour gleams, the rich plumes nod. Loud is the martial strain. And these are knights, and warriors bold, And cheralicrs of fame, And courtiers gay, and veterans old, OF proud and knightly name. The nine cup briskly passes round, And many a fair one praised; The toast is drunk, the trumpets sound. And glittering sounds are raised. They revel in their mad excess. Their bold hearts swell with pride, Their fiery passions ate let loose, Fierce as the roaring tide. They know no friends— the liquid fire Nmv mounts wilhia their brain ; The son is seen to mock the sire, Hate has commenced her reign. Now fiendish laughter fills the air, Now rules the demon Mine, The Devil sure eiulteth there, Eiclaiming, ' they're all mine.' Well may he claim the drunken crew— Well may he dub them bis ; Sure pandemonium never knew So foul a kcene as this. ***** * * * ? ♦ j 'Tit a high feast— and drunken souls I Now celebrate...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
THE Launceston, Courier mid Teetotal Ad vocate will be published every Monday jnorning and despatched by that day's post to all .parts of the country. The terms of Subscription are 6s. 6d. per quarter, or One Pound per annvm, if paid in advance. To Advertisers. A LL Advertisements inserted in this Journal _£3L are published gratuitously in the Lann ceeton Advertiser. All Advertisements sent from the Country must be pre-paid, or they will not be attended to. Our Terms for Advertising are the same as other Launceston Journals— under twelve lines 3s 6d.. and 3d. a line for all above twelve, each insertion. Unless the number of insertions be written on the manuscript, they will be continued until countermanded, and charged accordingly. gar No Advertisement, received after tour o'clock on Saturday afternoon, can be inserted in the following Monday's publication, and none can be withdrawn after twelve o'clock on the fore going day. ? To Correspondents. ALL Communications intended for inse...
Ship Mails. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
&ft(p mail*. To MAURITIUS, per 7Yai6o, Tuesday, 7th February. To SYDNEY, per Scout, on same day To LONDON, per George, on Friday, the 10th Feb. To PORTLAND BAY. per Amity, on same day, To LONDON, per Cecilia, on or about 1st March. To LONDON, per Thmuu Uarritm, on or about 10th March. St. John E. Browne, Pottmaiter.
Launceston Shipping List. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
Uannrfston g-hipmiifl Hist. ARRIVALS. January 30.— schooner Minerva, 110 tons, Fawtbrop. muter, from Portland; Uenty & Co., agents. I'as ?engert— Mr. M-Dowell, Mr. J. G. Robinson, Mr. Frost, Matthew Dwjxt. Donald M 'Lean, Mrs. Bcnkes, Thomas Thome, Abraham Jenniugs. February 2 —Cutter Shamrock, 86 tons, Bolger master, from NobartTown; Connolly & Co., agents. Pas lengera,— Alexander Furrell. DEPARTURES. January Sl.-Schooner Tamar, 117 tons, Bell master, for Port Phillip ; J. Raven, agent. Passengers,— Mr. ?nd Mrs. Punier, Dr. Bright. Mr. Jackson, Mr. Al'Donald, Symmonds, Captain Smith, John Kaith, Jimcs M'East, Orestes Silverlock. February 3 —Schooner Unarm, HO tons, Favcthrop, muter, for Portland; Henty & Co., agents. Pas. ?tngers,— J. F. Corney, Esq.. William Leader, Thomas Macey, Thotnai Coxhead, William Tilieu, William Dutton. IMPORTS. PtlttltrepottediiiwmrcUduringtht wee*. January 30. -MINERVA, (schooner.) 110 tons, Fawthrop, master, from Portland 48 bale...
Calender for February. MOON'S CHANGES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
Calender for February. moon's changes. Feb. 8 ? First quarter 2h. 20m. morning. 15 ? Full moon 5h. 57m. afternoon. 21 ? Last quarter, eh. 33m. morning. SUN B1SES SDH SETS. Feb. 2— Thursday, 59m. past 4. 1m. past 7. 3 — t'riday, Otr.. past 5. Om. past 7. 4— Saturday, lm. past 5. 59m. past 6. 5— Suuday, m. I past 5. 59m. past 6. 6— Monday, 2m. past 5. 58m. past C. 7— Tuesday, 3m. past 5. 57m. past 6. 8 — Wednesday, 3m. past 5. 57m. |-ast 6.
THE MARKETS. CATARACT MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
THE MARKETS. Cataract AIill. *. d. Fine Flour ------ 16 0 per 100 lbs. 20 per cent. ...... 15 0 ditto. 12 per cent. ? 14 0 ditto. Bran ........ 10 per 20 lbs. Pollard ? 16 ditto. Wheat, from Ss. 6d. to - - - 6 6 per 60 lbs. Union Steam Mills. Flour, first quality - 15/. ~\ Ditto, second ditto - I3i Wr anno lbs Ditto, third ditto - lot -per 20O0 lbs Sharps ... 7/. 10*..) t. d. i.d. l. d. i. d. Wheat ? . 5 0@ 6 6 , Oats .......... 4 0 @ 5 6 Barley ? 6 0,, 7 6 Maize ? 0 0,, 0 0 Pollard........ I 2 „ C 0 | Bran ? 0 10,, 0 0 Per 20 lbs. ScrrLT Mills. «. d i. d. Wheat ? 5 6 to 6 6 Oats ? 40 43 Barley ? 50 5C Fine Flour ? 18 0 Seconds ....... 16 0 Thirds ? 13 0
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
ENGLISH NEWS. The King of Bavaria has established Chambers of Commerce in each of his towns. The Gazette contains an Order in Council, ap pointing Wellington. Auckland, aud Russell, in the colony of New Zealand, to be free ports, ac cording to tbe regulations of an Act of Parlia ment, entitled ' An Act to rejrulate the Trade of the British Possessions abroad.' At the Tithe-office, Dublin Castle, 75 per cent, is novr in course of payment on the amouut of arrears collected from the defaulting landlords. Mr. 3iaekburae. the Irish Attorney-General, has been appointed' Master of the Rolls, and it is added, that Mr. Smith, the newly chosen Solicitor, is to be the Attorney-General. Tbe 53rd regiment is to be made a royal regi ment, having attended her Majesty in Scotland. Lady Mary Ross, who died lately, was eldest sister cf the Duke of Leinster. Her death arose from the effects of a recent cold, caught while taking her usual walking exercise, but which, however, was accelerated by previou...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
SALES BY AUCTION. (Continued from first page.) Xiand at Perth. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr. B. Francis, At his rooms on MONDAY, the 6th Feb., at one o'clock, immediately after the sale of Land, under mortgage. Section II. — Lot 2. AN allotment of Ground situate in the rising township of Perth, containing two rood and twenty-six perches. Section II.— Lot 3. An Allotment of Ground also at Perth, con tains 2 roods 15 perches. Both the above allotments are situated in the neat popular part of the township, and realized the highest price of any in Perth, when sold by Government, the Auctioneer particularly calls the attention of Capitalists and others to the day of sale. Title, grant from the Crown. The purchaser to pay his own conveyance. Terms : — Ten per cent, deposit on the fall of the hammer, the remainder by approved endorsed bills at 3 and 6 months. Gig's, Horses, -kc. MR. B. FRANCIS Has been instructed- by Mr. Clarke, of the Union Inn, Brisbane-street, to Sell by Public A...
DEATH AND THE GRAVE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
DEATH AND THE GRAVE. I am hungry, said the grave, give me food ? I will send forth a minister of destruction, replied death, and you shall be satisfied ; and what mi nister will you send forth ! I will send forth in temperance, and he shall carry alcohol for a weanon. It is well, said the grave, but how know you that the people will rail into the snare. I will demand the assistance of the tempter, re plied death, and he shall disguise the snare under various seducing forms such as food, and medicine, and pleasure and hospitality, and benevolence. The people will then drink and die. I am con tent said the grave, for I perceive that your scheme is skilful, and will succeed. The church bells began to toll, and the mourners to walk through the street, and the sexton to ply his mattock and his spade, for the minister of destruction had gone forth, and once more, death and the grave met together to exult over the success of their scheme, — and who is this they. are bringing, said the grav...
Teetotalism at Hobart Town—Spirit of the Opposition. TO THE EDItORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
Teetbtalism at Hoburt Town — Spirit of the . '. Opposition. TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. Gentlemen, — As there will be several versions of the Police case, on Saturday last, of ' Teetotallers' versus ' Mce-.ing Disturbers,' I may be allowed to give a Teetotaller's version of' the same. For months have our meetings been annoyed. by a number of self-styled young gentlemen, who come to mate anexuiuition or tneir prowess in acting the goose, cigar smoking, interrupting the speakers,. using bad language, and insulting our teetotal friends. As our meetings are for mem bers or friends of the society, what business hare they there, much less to annoy ? They have been borne with, time after time with great pa tience. But what have we gained by our forbear ance! An incrense of the evil. We have been put to great expense in the repair of forms, walls, &c. ? Females present, have been put to consider able alarm, so that few now have the courage to attend. Many re...
SOME PASSAGES IN THE LIFE OF AN OLD SOLDIER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
SOME PASSAGES IN THE LIFE OF AN OLD SOLDIER. My first foreign service was in Sicily, as a pri vatc in the Grenadier Guards. At that time I' was remarked as a sober, well regulated young man, and soon rose to the rank of corporal I lay in garrison at Syracuse for twelve mouths ; while there I had frequently to witness the punishment n lnycomraJesloractsof insubonlinatioa,ari6ing nut of intemperance, for pay had accumulated on [he passage from England,* and wine was cheap. Some of the poor fellows bad to endure solitary jonfinemeiit for three months at a. stretch, for lrunkenness on parade or on duty ; and yet the canteen was kept by one of our own pay sergeants mid patronised by tbe officers. Th« two battalions of guards were* then ordered home, and after a short sojourn in my nat:ve laud, we were cm barked for Spain, and landed at Gorunoa, under Lite command of Sir David Baird, and were then marched into tbe interior to join the forces of Sir John Moore. While on the route, tbe wine...
PORTLAND BAY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
PORTLAND BAY. From our files of the Portland Mercury, we make the following summary : — A servant of Mr. Desilly was nearly murdered by the blacks, who attacked him and a fellow servant, when employed on the station. The two blacks Courtcairop and Harry, the former the supposed murderer of Mr. Donald M'Kenzie, and the latter the principal in robbing Mr. French's drays, were btth seen recently in company with near seventy others, about Vi miles beyond the SMCond river, but an attempt at their capture would have been certain death. At a public meeting of the subscribers towards the erection of a building for the accommodation of the Presbyterian Con gregation of Portland, for the appointment of trustees. Dr. Sutherland, Robert Herbertson, T. C. Strachan, Mr. Tulloh, and James Whyte, Esquires, were unanimously elected to the office, subject of course to the approval of his Excellency the Governor, in accordance with the terms of the Church Building Act. The committee of manage ment of ...
POPULAR FALLACIES A CAUSE OF INTEMPERANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
POPULAR FALLACIES A CAUSE OF IN TEMPERANCE. From an Essay on the Nature, Causes, Effects, and Cure of Intemperance, by Ralph Barnes Grindrod, Surgeon. Among the numerous objections made in re ference to an abandonment of the use of intoxi cating liquors, are those by which their necessity is urged us a restorative of strength in caseB of extrnnniinflrv niivftinfll exertion. ? I. One of the most deeply rooted of these notion 16, that which supposes stimulating liquors to be beneficial in enabling men to endure a greater amount of physical exertion. Intoxicating liquors merely stimulate or accelerate the vita actions, and do not increase the actual strength o: the physical powers ; on the contrary, by calling those powers into unnatural action, they diminish' their permanent capability, and thus exhaust that vital energy, which, unless thus improperly in terfered with,- is capable of undergoing extraordi nary and long-continued exertion, supported and renovated only by plain and whole...
FROM THE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 6 February 1843
FROM THE GAZETTE. COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE, January 27.— Notice is hereby given, that the following claims for Grants will be read; for examination, by tbe Com niitsiooers appointed for that purpose, upon or imme diately after the 27(b day of Match next, on or before which da; any cateatorcounUrcJsim must be entered. Edward Billop Lawrence, Theodore Bryant Bartley, Charles Sham Henty, John Sinclair and Ronald Camp bell Gunn, Lawrence, Westmoreland, 30 acres, origi nally located to William Taylor, who sold to J. Brumby, who sold to J. Archer, who sold to W. E. Lswrrenc (since dead), and under bis trill applicants claim. Edward Billop Lawrence, Theodore Bryant Bartley, Charles Shum Heuty, Jobn Sinclair, and Ronald Campbell Gunn, Cranbouro, Dorset, 640 acres, origi nally located to Alexander Wales, uho conved hi W E. Lawrence, (since deceased), and under whose nil! the applicants claim in trust. Edward Billop Lawrence, Theodore Bryant Bartley, Chailes Shum Henty, John Sinclair, and Konald...
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 February 1843
HOBAItT TOWN. Lteturn of Grain and Hour exported from the 1'ort of Hobait Town, during the weekending the 3 1 si January 1843, inclusive: — Flout. 9 tons. lteturn of Grain and Flour, imported at the Port of llobart Town, during the week ending the 31st January 1S43. inclusive ? Barley, 206 bushels. There is no alteration in the inarkcl prices of colonial produce siuce our last', the highest price given for wheat is 6s !)d. ; oats, 5s. to Ss. Gd. ; English barley, 5s. 9d. to 6s. ; Cape ditto, 2s. 9d. to 3s. ; pressed hay, 51. 10s, ; loose ditto, 4i. to 41. 10s. ; potatoes, 61. 10s. to 81. IOs. ; onions, 18s. to 20s. per cwt. ; cabbages, Is. 6d, to 2s. per dozen j carrots 20s. per cwt. ; eggs Is. 9i to 2s. per dozen ; ducks 4s. to 5s. per couple ; fuwls 3s. to 4s. per couple ; gease, 6s. to 7s. each ; turkeys, Gs. to 9a. ditto; fresh butter Is. 9d. to 2s per lb.
Launceston Market. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 February 1843
Xiaunceston Market. Kclurn of Grain and Flour exported from the 1 oil of Launceston, during the week endingtlie 28th January 1843, inclusive ? Flour, 20 tons. Wheat, 1524 bushels. Oats, 1091) ditto. lteturn of Grain and Flour imported into the Furl of Launceslon, during (he week ending lhe 26th Jan uary 1843 ? SiL Ouk Sydney papers to the 31st of January, slate tnsu good samples of wheat may be bought at 5s. per bushel. A large quanliiy of flour had been disposed of at £12 per ton. These accounts tend to depress our grain market. Several hundred bushels of wheat changed hands during the week, for cash, at a very low figure. Wheat.— Holders of wheat cannot dispose of any for cash, price merely nominal, Ss. per bushel. Oats.— There is on abundant crop this year, but few fields are free from, either smut or wild oats price 3s. 6d. to 4s. per bushel. Barley ? Good English, rather scarce ; Cape plen tiful, at 3s. to 4s. fid. per bushel. Hay ? The greater portions of this year's crop have...
POPULAR FALLACIES A CAUSE OF INTEMPERANCE. (CONTINUED.) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 February 1843
POPULAR FALLACIES A CAUSE OF IN TEMPERANCE. From an Essay on the Nature, Causes, Effects, and Cure of Intemperance, by Ralph Barnes Grindrod, Suraeon. (ooktisded.) Mr. Buckingham states that in his Eastern Travels, he met with men among the nations of water-drinkers, whose height seldom averaged less than from five feet eight inches to six feet, and whose s-eneral robust and healthy appearance ex hibited a very remarkable contrast with the sickly, emaciated bodies of the Europeans. In Himlos tan, for instance, though the labour is as severe as in any part of the world, and performed principally under the influence of a vertical and burning sun, yet the inhabitants drink only water. One species of exertion to which they are subject is unknown in England, and strikingly exhibits their muscular force and capability. When individuals under take long and fatiguing journies, such, for instance as from Calcutta to Delhi, they are not carried by horses in carriages, but by men, in palanquin...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 13 February 1843
Horticultural Society. rpHE Committee of the above Society will meet *? in the Gardens on Tuesday morning, at 7 o'clock precisely, to decide on the plans for the Pavilion, and on other business. Launceston, 10th February, 1843. Horticultural Society. AT a Meeting of the Committee of the above Society* held the 7th of February instant. It was Resolved — ' That the use of the Gardens be granted for the Meetings of all Public Institutions. ' Provided that due security be given for the protection of the Gardens ; and, that Subscribers and others be not precluded from having access to the Gardens on such days, on the usual terms of the Society.' Launceston, 10th February, 1843. TO BE LET, THE Farm at Clarence Point, (near George ? Town) belonging to William Hill, Esq. The Estate comprises 2560 acres, and has a large run of Government ground at the back. The House contains four rooms, with garden and orchard of about five acues well stocked, and there are three enclosed paddocks. From its...