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ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. TUESDAY. Mr. Janies Solomon, at Mr. Bridekirk's, West Maitland, at noon, household furniture. wednesday. Mr. James Solomon, at the sale yards, East Maitland, at two, a mixed herd of cattle. thursday. Mr. Jeremiah Ledsam, at the Hinton sale yards, at two, monthly sale of live stock.
DISPOSAL OF LAND IN THE COLONIES. (From M'Culloch's Dictionary of Commerce, edition of 1844.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
DISPOSAL OF LAND IN THE COLONIES. (From M'Culloch's Dictionary of Commerce, edition of 1844.) The question as to the best method of disposing of the unoccupied lands in colonies planted in unsettled countries is one of considerable nicety and difficulty. Land in old settled and fully occupied countries being, for the most part, very valuable, and its possession bringing along with it great consideration and influence, and frequently, also, great wealth, colonists are very apt, wherever they have the opportunity, to appropriate a much larger extent of land than they have the means of cultivating, or of turn- ing to any useful account. Not only, however, are settlers disposed to act in this way, but speculators, who have no thought of emigrating, and persons having influence with government, endeavour to obtain large tracts of land, in the view of holding them till, in consequence of the increase of population in the vicinity, they acquire a considerable value. It has been usual, also...
THE MAITLAND MERCURY[?] SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1844. THE CULTURE AND MANUFACTURE OF TOBACCO. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
THE MAITLAND MERCURY, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1844. THE CULTURE AND MANUFACTURE OF TOBACCO. During the last week or two we have been making enquiries respecting the quantity and value of the tobacco grown and manufactured in the Hunter River district. We had no means of arriving at exact information on the subject ; but we think the following particulars may be regarded as a pretty close approximation to the truth, as the person from whom we received our information chiefly is largely engaged in the trade, and is well informed on the subject. The quantity of leaf grown in the district during the past season is estimated at 330,000 lbs. Of this quantity Mr. Boydell purchased about 160,000 lbs.; Messrs. Walthall and Co., 70,000 lbs.; the remaining 100,000 lbs. has been chiefly made up by the settlers themselves, the smaller manufacturers who have recently commenced having purchased perhaps about a third of it. The price paid for the leaf by the manufacturers varied from 2|d. to 5d. per...
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 — 30 November 1844
SYDÏIEY NEWS. Wholesale Prices of Colonial Farm and Dairy Produce in the Sydney Markets during the present week. Wheat.-Large quantities still continue to arrive from V. D. Laúd, and the market remains without any deviation from last week. Flour continues without any change in price. Maize.-The best samples are only realising Is. per bushel, and any inferior ones have been sold at 9d. upwards. English Barley.-At present there ère no purchasers For English barley in the market, and holders would do well to stack it until February next, when the malting season will commence, and the brewers will begin to buy. Cape Barley continues much the same. Hay is still on the decline in price, but good qualities sell well, though the sales aré very limited. Bacon and Hams.-No deviation sihce my last. Butter.-The price of butter may be quoted at 8d. for the best qualities. Cheese, of the better kind, is in demand, but no deviation in price. Eggs are rather looking up, realising, if properly mixed...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
IMPOUNDINGS. At Jerry's Plains - One black horse, white spot in forehead, small white snip on nostril, white hind feet, saddle marked, branded on off shoulder W over some other brand, on off side of neck under mane WCW, is large boned, seemingly of the Clydesdale breed, and broken into draught; one light bay horse, small spot in forehead, saddle marked, a little white on back of near hind foot just above the hoof, branded on the off shoulder apparently W, is large boned, of the cart horse breed, rather hairy legged, and has been broken in to draught ; one iron grey colt, whitish spot in forehead, docked tail, branded RW under saddle near side ; one bay colt, seemingly unbroken, white speck in forehead, branded Th under mane off side of neck. If not released, will be sold on the 20th December. J. J. Harpur, Poundkeeper.
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks 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.
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
XNGI.ISH NEWS. By the arrivals at Hobart Town and Port Phillip, English news to the 28th July has reached the colony. We give a summary of the more important news. Wool and oil were in steady demand, a slight improvement having taken place on the inferior kinds of Australian wool. Trade was flourishing generally. The sales of New South Wales tallow had averaged Is. per cwt. more than the Russian P. Y. C. The report of the secret committee on the post office question had not yet been presented ; it was looked for with anxiety, and was expected to be unfavourable fo Sir James Graham, in which case it was reported he would immediately retire from the ministry. Judgment on the writ of error in the case of O'connell and his fellow prisoners was not expected to be given before the 29th or 30th of August. Lord Heytesbury assumed the reins of govern- ment, as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, on the 26th July. It was rumoured Lord Ellenborough would be appointed President of the Board of Control ...
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
TERMS. The " Maitland Mercury " ii published every Saturday morning. The terms of subscription are :-In Maitland and Morpeth Is. 6d. per quarter, if paid in advance Qs. 6d. ; in Sydney and the country 8s. per quarter, if paid in advance Is. The quarters end on the 31st March, 30th June, 30th September, and 31«* 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 withdrawal or alteration of advertisements can be attended to. Adver- tisements will be received ...
COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS. There has been a slight improvement in trade this week, notwithstanding the great quantity of rain which fell in the early parti About 35 wool drays have entered the town. A small quantity of tallow has been purchased, at 25s. per ton., Hides are beginning to arrive in greater quantities, but it does not yet seem to be generally known that there is a constant and steady demand for green hides in Maitland, at improved prices. A good deal of bark has been sent in, which has sold at about the same prices os last week. A few kegs of excellent settler-manufactured tobacco, from the Upper William, were offered at 8d. per lb., but we did not hear the price at which it was actually sold. A slight rise has taken place in manufactured tobacco, in expec- tation that the supply will not be so good for a month or two. Some leaf tobacco was also brought in, but we believe was not sold, the supply having lately been so uncertain that the manufacturers have ceased making for...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
XttAITKANB PRICE CVRSENT. £ s. d. Ales, London, per barrel ....£4 to 4 4 0 Elliott's Stout, per hhd . 5 5 0 Bottled, per dozen .8s to Oil 0 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 0 0 A nnatto, per lb.6s to 0 8 0 Arrowroot, 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 6d to 0 2 0 Bread, per loaf of 41bs . 0 0 6 Bricks, per 1000.10s to 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.8d to 0 1 0 Calf Skins, each.Is to 0 2 G Candles, mould, per lb .4d to 0 0 5 Cheese, per lb.5d to 0 0 8 Coal, per ton.10s 6d to 0 12 0 Coffee, per lb .8d to 0 0 10 Cui-rants, Zante, per lb.8d to 0 0 10 Bates, per lb.3d to 0 0 4 Eüas> Per dozen .3d to 0 0 4 Firewood, per load.Is 6d to 0 3 0 Flour : (Portus's Mills) . Cash. Booked. Firsts, per 100 lbs ... * &lt;. Us Od 0 12 0 Seconds, ditto . 9s Od 0 10 0 Ration, ditto. 7s Od 0 8 0 Bran, ditto.j .. 2s 6d 0 3...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
TO CORRESPONDENTS. "'À. Business Mau."-It is ' scarcely necessary to discuss 'the comparative qualities of the iron boats and the Sophia Jane: ¡the superiority of the former, in speed and light Tièss'of draught, is manifest and admitted. But it hardly .follows"from this thatcthe post "office authorities are to change their «rangements weekly or monthly, to suit the "convenience of the'iron boat company. If the Thistle had continued to run, 'as néíetofore, on Tuesdays and Fridays, the inhabitants of the district might have had communica - tion with the metropolis six times a week, instead of four. The lines by "J. M." are under consideration.
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. CUTTING WHEAT. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
ORIGINAI. CÖRRSSFORBBlffCE. CUTTING WHEAT. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen-It must be sufficiently apparent to all persons connected with the farming inter- est (from the unsettled state of the weather during this moon) that there exists an urgent necessity for cutting the wheat with as much expedition as possible, when the occasional dry weather occurs. As one means towards this end, I propose to the farmers of this district to* adopt a practice which obtains extensively in the north of England, namely, that of mowing the crop with the bozo or cradle scythe. The boio scythe is a common scythe, having' the addition to the sneath or handle of a stick bent in the shape of an imperfect oval,* toge- ther with a forked upright piece attached to fher bow, nearly in the middle, and afterwards secured by a staple to the handle, to give the bow additional firmness. The scythe thus fitted/ in the hands of a person who can use one, will lay the wheat* if it be a strong crop, ...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before E. D. Day, Esq., Commissioner.) Saturday, November 23. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before E. D. Day, Esq., Commissioner.) Saturday, November 23. In the estate of John Stuart Mein, a third meeting, no claims were proved, but the insol- vent was allowed to retain the wearing apparel of himself and family. The trustee was directed to sell the furniture, and realise the other effects of the estate. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Saturday, November 23. In the estate of Richard Alexander Wiseman, a special meeting: : Campbell & Co,, £531 13s 7d ; H. J. Cohen, £124 Os 8d. The creditors autho- rised the trustees to take the opinion of counsel as to property held by the bank, and the meeting then adjourned for fourteen days. Monday, November 25. In the estate of Potts, Baxter, & Co., an adjourned special meeting was held, but no claims were proved. NEW INSOLVENTS. November 21.-Joseph Fielding, of Pitt street, Sydney, confectioner: no schedule filed. 22.-John Armstrong, of South Head Road, victualler: debts...
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE. PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
COX.OWIA1. ÏWTEÏ.Ï.IGE-KTCE. PORT PHILLIP. Corporation Salaries.-At a meeting of the 4 Melbourne Town Council, on the 14th instant, the report of the Finance Committee was brought up, and considered. The report estimated the probable receipts during the ensuing year from market dues and similar sources at £775, and proposed a scale of salaries and other expenses amounting altogether to £672, leaving a balance of £103, to meet unforeseen contingencies. After considerable discussion the report was adopted, with only the alteration of adding £10 to the salary of the inspector of the cattle market. The follow- ing were the salaries adopted. The town clerk, £150; town treasurer, £75; town sur- veyor, £50 ; inspector of the general market, £75 ; inspector of the cattle market, £60 ; mes- senger and street-keeper (amalgamated into one), £52. The Mayor to receive no salary. The collectors to be reduced to two, and to be paid by a per centage on their collections. Refusal of Restitution.-On ...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. STATE OF THE CROP AND PRESENT PRICE OF WHEAT. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
ORIGINAX CORRESPONDENCE. STATE OF THE CROP AND PRESENT PRICE OF WHEAT. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen-Although in general your local information seems to be correct, yet you seem to have been misled by some superficial observer in your recent allusion to the state of the wheat crop in this and the neighbouring districts ; for on reference to the reports from different parts of the country which have appeared in your paper from time to time, I cannot discover good grounds for the conclusion at which you have arrived, viz., that the crop of wheat " will be one of the finest known" ! On examination it will be found that, although apparently promising, the returns will scarcely realise those of an average crop, owing to the effects of hot winds some weeks back, followed by frost, which in some localities checked the filling of the ear in the early, and partly cut off that of the later, growth ; besides the injury occasioned by the caterpillar. These causes, joined wit...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
Maitland and "Wollombi Road Repairs. THE COMMITTEE of ROAD REPAIRS, having nearly exhausted their means, and feeling averse to wearying their hitherto liberal supporters in the Wollombi, by repeated calls on their generosity, are now compelled to turn to the inhabitants of Maitland for aid to continue the much wanted repair of the highway between both places. Subscriptions to effect this desirable purpose will be received and acknowledged by Messrs. Tucker and Jones, Mercury Office, by Mr. Thos. Dee, and by Mr. Bourn Russell, High-street, "West Maitland. MICHAEL BYRNE, Sec. pro tem. Wollombi, November 12, 1844. 810 Sheep "Wanted on Halves. THE undersigned having made arrange- ments for agisting a number of SHEEP, is desirous of taking on halves, immediately after shearing, 10,000, in one or more lots, with or without stations. The only transaction of the kind which the undersigned ever entered upon was with Mr. Parnell, of Richmond, from whom he received, 1070 female, and 4 to 500 m...
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
STDtfE'S' NEWS. The City Council and the Police Fund. On Friday, the 22nd instant, the City Council held their usual meeting, when Alderman Flood brought forward the resolution of which he had given notice, " That all such sums of money as have been raised by assessment in the city, and have been appropriated, or should hereafter be appropriated, to the payment of the police of the city, may be refunded to the corporation, in aid of the city fund, for local advantages and improvement of the city." The motion having been seconded by Alderman Macdermott, an amendment was moved by Alderman Wilshire that the resolution should claim only such sums as had been expended since the expiring of the Subsidiary Act on 21st August last, which was seconded by Mr. Holden. On a division the original resolution was carried by a large majority. In the course of the discussion it came out that in consequence of the inadequacy of the police fund the Mayor had issued warrants to pay police expenses out ...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] SINGLETON. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [from our correspondents.] SINGLETON. On Monday, the 11th November, a public meeting of the inhabitants was held on the occasion of the resignation of our late Com- missioner of the Court of Requests, E. D. Day, Esq., at which Helenus Scott, Esq., Warden, presided. Several resolutions were passed, and an address to Mr. Day agreed 'to, and the Warden was requested 'to present it. The fol- lowing is a copy of the address and Mr. Day's reply: 'ADDRESS. "Singleton, November, 1844. "Sir-We the undersigned inhabitants of Patrick's Plains and surrounding district hear with unfeigned regret that it is your determina- tion to discontinue your attendance as Commis- sioner of our Court of Requests. "'We feel it a pleasure, no less than a duty, to convey to you an unanimous expression of the sentiments we entertain towards you, for the manner in which you have discharged the arduous and responsible duties entrusted to you in the above capacity, since the establishmen...
MAITLAND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 30 November 1844
MAITLAND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. A short time after the Governor returned to Sydney from his visit to the Hunter, an appli- cation was sent to him on the part of the Acting Committee of the Maitland Benevolent Asylum for assistance from the general revenue towards building an asylum or hospital in Maitland, equal to the sums already raised by subscriptions and expended on the patients ; for a grant of a piece of land to build the hospital on ; and for future assistance from the general revenue towards the ordinary expenses of the hospital, equal to the sums raised for that purpose by subscription. To this application the following reply has been received : " Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 26th November, 1844. "Reverend Sir-I have the honor to ac- knowledge the receipt of your letter of the 8th instant, applying, on behalf of the Acting Committee of the Maitland Benevolent Society, for assistance from the public funds, to enable the committee to erect an asylum suited to the present...
MAITLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 December 1844
TOATUANS DISTRICT COXTNCIXt. On Tuesday last the District Council held their quarterly meeting, pursuant to adjourn- ment, it being the first Tuesday in December. Present-E. C. Close, Esq., Warden, Messrs. Innes and Lang. The Warden informed the Council that since they had last met he had received the following letter from the Colonial Secretary : " Colonial Secretary's Office, " Sydney, 1st November, 1844. " Sir-For the purpose of compiling the Blue Book for transmission to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, I am directed by his Excel- lency the Governor to request that you will furnish me, by the 15th of January next, with an abstract of the receipts and disbursements of. the District Council of Maitland, for the year 1844, in the form enclosed.-I have the honor to be, sir, your most obedient servant, " E. Deas Thomson. "E. C. Close, Esq., Warden of the District of Maitland." The Warden said as the letter merely inquired the amount of the actual receipts and disbursements of...