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AMERICA. ANIMATING INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
AMERICA. ANIMATING! INTELLIGENCE. Extract of a letter from £. C. Delavan, Esq. to William Janson, Esq. : — ' In this country all now goes on in harmony — the whole land, from one extremity to another, is aroused ; high and low, rich and poor, join hand in hand, in this srreat and glorious enterprise. The reformation of drunkards is one of the most astonishing incidents on record. At least 100,000 have been reformed within the past two years ; the work is rapidly going on, and it is now my belief iu ten years we shall not have 1,000 drun kards in the United States. The children are all growing up right ; nothing is more common than to find the children of the rich and influential, uniting in the pledge, while their parents do not sign. The children once right, the materials for continuing the army of drunkards, will of course be wanting. I cannot begin to give you an idea of the rapid strides the reformation is now making in this land ; even the store shops, which have been very back...
TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. GENTLEMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
TO TBE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. Gentleman, I am much pleased with the prevailing zeal of your Teetotal Society, and perhaps you will al low me to suggest the expediency of takin;; a wider field of operation, and in addition to striv ing to reclaim the existing drunkard — show how to prevent the vice taking hold of the young, aud seducing tue reclaimed, irom tlieir newly achieved prosperity. This is by promoting innocent and rational recreation for the poor. Let me ask, what, under the present tight laced system, are the enjoyments of the poor man 1 — Absolutely none. He is driven to the ale-house after his labour is done, because he has no where else to go, for that relaxation which is essential to his being. Music, dancing, shows and pageants, public gardens, tea gardens, scien tific and philosophical lectures, &c, &c, &c. should be procured for the lower orders, and these coupled with the praiseworthy efforts of your ex cellent society ...
TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
TO THB EDITOE8 OF THB . COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. Gentlemen, — As my circumstances are, at present, such as to preclude the possibility of my coming personally forward to avow my principles as far as my humble abilities would allow, I avail myself of the opportunity your columns present, to state certain facts that have come to my own knowledge, and the first sliall be in connexion with my own family. I am the eldest son of my parents, who in my younger days were well off, and might have saved a handsome sum of money, had it not been for that greatest of nuisances, those accursed beverages — intoxicating drinks falling into the use of which half of my father's time was lost in consuming the noisome drugs, thinking that winter would never come ; but, alas I it did arrive, and that too in the beginning of summer, when trade became so dead that distress and want followed, and they were unprepared, having lived up to their means, which would not have been the case had they not used...
SYDNEY—January 31st. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
BYDVBY-Januart/ SIM. Wheat.— This market Is now plentifully supplied from the country, and the price for best samples may be quoted at 6s. There is a large quantity of Van JJiemen's Land wheat in town, but holders are asking 6s. per bushel, at which the millers refuse to purchase meat and Flour.— The cargo ex Torn O' Shunter, from South America, consisting of 4500 baits fine flour, has been disposed of al£l2 per ton. ? ? The market is again becoming fifm, at mlU'qubtal lions. The sales of the week have been confined to immediate wants. Jftwal frlcei i— ? , Fine ? 15s. 16s. perlOOlbt. Second! ? 13». 14j. „ Ration......... ? 12c 13s. ., Bran ? 16s. ISd. per bushel. No. I biscuit ...... 23s. per cwt. Mo. 2 ditto ? _.. 18s. ,, Tea, Hj/uM'tkin. ? This market has undergone a slight reduction, owing to one of the holders or an old un portailoD not being able to obtain the prices of last week ; about 600 chests were disposed of at £6 10s. to £6 15s. The concession in this respect has been s...
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
HOBART TOWN. Return of Grain and Flourexported from tbe Port of Hobart Town, during tbe week ending the 7th February 1843,inclusive:_ AM. Return of Grain and Flour, imported at the Port of Hobart Town, during tbe week ending the 7th February 1843, inclusive.— tfU. 1 he grain market is in ttatu quo for tbe last week or two ; the nominal quotation for wheat is from 6s. to 6s. 9d. ; but we much doubt whether a large tale could be effected at the former price for cash. The 30,000 bush els advertised for by tbe Commissariat may have the ef fect of causing a slight stir. Oats, 6s. to 6s. 6d.; Eng lish barley, 5s. 9d. to 6s. ; Cape ditto, 2s. 9d. to 3s.; pressed hay, 51. 10s, ; loose ditto, 41. to 41. 10s. ; pota toes, 6L 10s. to 81. 10s. ; onions,18s. to 20s. per cwt. ; cabbages, Is. 6d. to 2s. per dozen ; carrots 20b. per cwt. ; eggs Is. 9d to 2s. per dozen; ducks 4s. to 6s. per couple; fowls 3s. to 4s. per couple; geese, 6s. to 7s. each ; turkeys, 6s. to 9i. ditto ; fresh butter Is. 94 ...
TO THE EDITORS OF THE COURIER AND TEETOTAL ADVOCATE. SOME PASSAGES IN THE LIFE OF A POOR SOLDIER. (Continued from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
-Tp TAB- EDITORS -OF THE -? - courier; and teeto^l;^MjATEi SOME PASSAGES IN THE ilFE OpK *OOft BOLDIES. _iV ( Continttedfrdn our last. ) Si''. a At Oporto our eyes were cheered by the arrival of a detachment from England, and acpompaniS by s supply of regimental necessaries, which T«r this time we greatly needed. A clean shirt was » great luxury. Notwithstanding theTmiserv and sunerme we had to endure, mv thnmwitu^.... rades soon drowned all care in the wine cud Perhaps some may call this philosophy, I thinkit was madness, for they thereby rendered them selves much more susceptible to disease; especiahV that fatal one dysentry. I think 100 men died ii one regimet atone, under the effects of it Our quarters on the sea^oast were too comfort able for us to enjoy long, our service in those davs did not consist in field days and parade alone £1 soon had to march again to meet the enemy 'Our pay during our residence in the Peninsula, had accumulated : and many of our men received a bounty...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
1ATTJNCBSTON RACES, 1843. THE above Races will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the 21st, 22nd, and 33rd of February. STEWARDS:— C. B. Hardwicke, Esq. | Major. St. Maur. Richard Dry, Jun., Esq. CLERK OF THE COURSE:— M. Brown. First Day. ST. LEGER STAKES, 25 Sovs. each, 50 sovs. added ; one mile aud a half. Colts, 8st. Clbs. ; fillies, 8st, 31bs. THE WANDERER AND LITTLE JOHN STAKES, of sovs. 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, Sst. ; four-year-old, 8st. 121bs. ; five-year-old, 9st. Olbs. 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, Sst. Ol...
ADELAIDE. January 13th. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
ADELAIDE. January lith. Wheat, 4s. to 5s. per bushel ; fine flour, 171. per ton ; seconds ditto, 151. ditto ; bran Is. per bushel ; Barley, 2s. 6d. to 5s.; oats 7s. to 8s. ; maize none; Potatoes, 71. to 8L per ton ; beef, 3d. to 3Jd. per lb. ; mutton, 3d. to 3Jd. ; bread 8d. to 9d. per 41bs. ; eggs Is. to Is, (3d. per dozen; butter, fresh, Is. per pound; cheese 9d. to Is. ; green peas, 2s. per peck, cabbages Id. each; cu. cumbers, Is. per dozen ; carrots 3d. per buuch ; onions, green, Id. per bunch ; veal and pork, 8d. to lOd. Adelaide Cattle Market.— Tbe market this morning had scarcely commenced until 1 1 A. m., and very few buyers, except for cows, of which there were none in the mar ket. The very unfavourable weather pievented the butchers from making their usual purchases. Sheep not quite so low in price as last week, but better in quality. Total Fat Oxen - 37. Selling at Is. 4d. per stoue Sheep - - - 152. 6s. to 10s. Lambs - - ? 38. 5s. to 7s. South Australian Timber— Broad pa...
SYDNEY PRICE CURRENT. PROVISIONS. £ s. d. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
SYDNEY FXUGE OVEBBHIC. PROVISIONS. ±. I. 0. Irish Beef, per tierce ? 7 7 1 Mess Pork, prime Irish, per barrel ..661 Hamburgh ? i 10 0 Mess Beef (nominal) ? None.. Hams .... English, per lb. ? 0 18 Westphalia ? 0 0 10 Butter ? Irish, per lb. ? 0 I 0 Dutch ? None,, Cheese . ... Cheshire, per lb ? 0 3 0 Gloater ? None. Pine ? 0 1 6 Dutch ? 0 0 8 Herrings .. Red ? 0 0 0 Pickled ? 1 1 0 Cod ? Newfoundland ? None. English . . Refined, per lb ? 0 0 10 Manilla . . First quality, per ton .... 20 . 0 0 Bourbon ? None. Java ? None. Siam ? None. GRAIN AND FLOUR. Rice .... Patna, perbag ? 1 12 0 Java, perlb......: ? 0 0 1| Carolina ? None. Wheat .... Derwent, per bushel . . . . Y Valparaiso ? % Nominal. Colonial ? .......„-—- Barley .... British ? .'...-..-., .'None. Oats ? Ditto ? None; Oatmeal .. Perlb. ......... ......,: Q-Q ?** Flour .... 1st sort,j)er 1001b8.a0s.4oi I ' l';0 -' ?'? ' Second diyo-.'*.1.i-ille.ito « 18 0 ?-?- Third ditto .,...', 15S.-to- 0 46 0 . . \Ame,ricftn,tet barrel^,. -...
LAUNCESTON PRICE CURRENT. CORRECTED TO FEBRUARY 18, 1843. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
jbAVHOESToar z-axoa cro&sMT. CORRECTED TO FEBRUARY 18, 1813, £ t. d. £^d RICE- '*'* *** Patna...bagof 168lbs. 150 1 in n Java.... « « 9 Metals — Iron, assorted., .per ton 11 0 0 14 0 o Copper, sheathing, per lb 0 13 0 3 o Zinc, rolled . . . .per ton (scarce) Lead, rolled.... ' as 0 0 83 o q, Paint Oil — Boiled ? per gallon 0 5 0 0 r- Raw ? ' 0 5 0 0 7 o Turpentine in cans ' 0 8 6 0 12 o SoAr— London, Hawes..per ton 48 0 60 0 a Liverpool ? ' 35 0 0 42 q q Mustard ? per bottle 0 14 0 2 o Vinegar ? per gull. 0 3 6 0 3 o Pickles ? « 0 16 o 2 s Honey, English, per lb. Colonial ? 0 0 0 o Sundries — Rope, Europe.. per cwt. 3 0 0 4 4 0 Manilla ? ' 250 3 0 o Coir ? « Canvas ? ' White Lead, ground in Kegs. ? i. per cwt. 2 8 0 S 0 0 Black Paint. .. ' 2 0 0 0 0 q Green Paint... ' 2 10 0 0 0 0 Tar, Stockholm ..Darrel 1 10 0 0 0 0 American ? ( ' Coal ? ' ' 10 0 1 10 o Pitch ? ' 2 0 0 0 0 0 Oil, shooks ? ' 2 10 0 0 0 o Deal Plank, Norway, ft. 0 0 3 j 0 0 o Ainetrican 0 0 0 0 1 o Gunpowder,...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
On the 5th October last, deeply lamented by his sor- rowing family, in the 74th year of his age, Thomas Bisdee, Esq., of Hutton, Somersetshire, England. In him were combined the fond husband, affectionate father, and kind friend ; he lived in love and tran- quillity, and his end was peace.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
MARRIED.—On the 16th instant, at the Indepen- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; dant Chapel, by the Rev. C. Price, MR. JAMES SMITH, of the Colonial Marine, to ANN, second daughter of Mr. W. Capon, of St. John-street, &nbsp; Launceston. DIED—At Arundel, Sussex, Mr. JAMES HOPKINS, &nbsp; lately from Launceston, Van Diemen's Land. —On Sunday morning, after a protracted and pain- &nbsp; ful illness, borne with exemplary patience, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. George Bilton, at Hobart Town, aged 47.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
rOS X.OKDO*. _,«. THE fast sailing A 1 barque CAPE Jtffift. PACKET, 849 tons register, taWlSlWt Chbibtophbk LAMB.-commanaer; « mcSE* has the greater part of her cargo en .gaged, and will liave quick despatch. Her cabin accommodations are excellent. For freight of passage apply to . CONNOLLY & Co.; OB, HENTY & Co. Launceston, 8th February, 1843. ? Tor Xiondon. ' -#--af- THE first-class barque ELIZA JSX&k. BETH AND JANE, M6 tons re iM|0»gi8ter, Captain ftra*i *« the iBHfepn^ipal part of her cargo-engaged, and will have qniek despatch. For freight or passage, having excellent accom modation, apply U» CONNOLLY & Co., or HENTY & Co. Launceston, Feb. 11. Taxnar Steam navigation Company. IN compliance with a requisition made to the Board of Directors of the above-named Com pany, in conformity with the 13th clause in the 'Seed of Settlement. I hereby convene an Iixtra brdinary General Meeting of the Proprietors to be holden on board the Steam Boat Gip...
DESTRUCTIVE BUSH FIRES AT GEELONG. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 20 February 1843
DESTRUCTIVE BUSH FIRES AT GEELONG. On Friday the weather was exceedingly sultry, and a hot wind blew strongly from the north-west. No rain having fallen for a considerable time, the grass was very dry, and in a very inflammable state. In the course of the forenoon, fires were observed in various directions, which spread at a fearful rate, until in the afternoon the wind veered to the southward, so that the conflagration had to advance to windward, with a slower motion, so as to be much more easily extinguished. The quarter in which the fires did most mis- &nbsp; chief was in the neighbourhood of Manifold's Ford, on the Marrabool, about ten miles from Geelong, as well as throughout an extensive tract from Mount Morrac to Austin's Ford on the Bar- won. &nbsp; The most afflicting circumstance connected with these fires, is that a female servant at Dr Lear- month's station was so dreadfully scorched as to render her death inevitable. Having got bewil- dered amidst the fl...
LAUNCESTON PRICE CURRENT CORRECTED TO FEBRUARY 25, 1843. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 February 1843
&&VN0SSTON pztxos cvaasMxT CORRECTED TO FEBRUARr 25, 1843, ;,', £IOE_ . . »—«.,*# Patna...bagofl68iba. 16 0 1 lfl o Metals — Iron, assorted... per ton 11 0 0 U 0 o Copper, sheathing, perlb 0 18 0 2 o Zinc, rolled . . . .per ton (scarce) Lead, rolled.... « 28 0 0 32 0 o Paint Oil— Boiled ? per gallon 0 5 0 o n Raw ? ' 0 d 0 O?o Turpentine in cans ' 086 oi' n Soap— London, Hawes..per ton 48 0 66 o o Liverpool ? ' 30 0 0 42 0 0 Mustard ? per bottle 0 14 0 2 o Vinegar ? per gall. 0 2 6 0 a 0 Pickles ? ' 0 16 0 S fi Honey, English, per lb. Colonial ? o 0 0 n SUNDBIES — Rope, Europe.. per cwt. 3 0 0 44 Manilla ? ' 2 5 0 3 0 0 Coir ? « u Canvas ? ' White Lead, ground in kegs ? Ufircwt. 2 2 0 2 0 0 Black Paint. .. ' 2 0 0 0 0 0 Green Paint... ' 2 10 0 0 0 0 Tar, Stockholm., oarrel 1 10 0 0 0 0 American ? ' Coal ? « 10 0 1 10 0 Pitch ? « 2 0 0 0 0 0 Oil, shooks ? ' 2 10 0 0 0 0 Deal Plank, Norway, ft. 0 0 3J 0 0 0 Ametncan 0 0 0 0 1 0 Gunpowder, biasing lb. 0 0 9 0 1 0 canist...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 February 1843
SAINT ANDREWS INN PERTH. Good will of the Lease, Furniture, Stockin trade, $c, for Sale. HPHE UNDERSIGNED, owing to his ill state J_ of health, wishes to dispose of hy tender, the four years unexpired lease of the above respectable established Inn, which is well situated, and com mands a very extensive ready money trade. The premises are in the best condition, held at the low rent of £110 per annum, and will be found well worth the attention of parties wishing to enter into this line of business. Tenders are to be sent on or before the 22nd February, addressed to Mr. Charles Reid, or Mr. James Hortle, Longford. Two sureties will be required for the due fulfil ment of the contract. The premises can be inspected any day, from ten tillfmcr o'clock, p. m. R. PITT. Cornwall Insurance Company. 1WE Company's new fire engine will be found on the premises. On application at the office, in the event of fire, the engine will be immediately dispatched to the spot in charge of a competent engine...
ADELAIDE, January 13th. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 February 1843
ADELAIDE, January \2lh. Wheat, 4s. to 5s. per bushel ; fine fiour, 171. per ton \ seconds ditto. 161. ditto; bran Is. per bushel; Barley, 2s. 6d. to 6s.; oats 7s. to 8s. ; maize none; Potatoes, 71. to 81. per ton ; beef, 3d. to 3J-L per lb. ; mutton, 3d. to 3Jd. ; bread 8d. to 9d. per 41b«. ; eggs is. to Is. 6d. per dozen; butter, fresh, Is. per pound; cheese 90. to Is. ; green peas, 2s. per peck; cabbages Id. each; cu cumbers, Is. per dozen; carrots 3d. per buucb; onions, green, Id. per bunch ; veal and pork, ad. to IOd. Adelaide Cattle Market. —The market this morning had scarcely commenced until 11 a.m., and very few buyers, except for cows, of which there were none in the mar ket. The very nnfavourable weather pievented the butchers from making their usual purchases. Sheep not quite so low in price as last week, but better in quality. Total Fat Oxen ? 37. Selling at Is. id. per stone Sheep ... 152. 6s to 10s. Lambs - ? . 38. 5s. to 7s.
SYDNEY—January 31st. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 February 1843
SYDNEY— January iltt. Wlieat ? This market is now plentifully supplied from the country, and the price for best samples may be quoted at 6s. There is a large quantity of Van Diemen's Land wheat in town, but holders are asking 6s.' per bushel, at which the millers refuse to purchase. from South America, consisting of 4500 bags fine flour, has been disposed of at £12 per ton. The maiket is again becoming firm, at mill quota tions. The sales of the week have been confined to immediate wants. Present prices:— Fine ? 166. 16s. per 100 lbs. Seconds .._....„.. 13s. 14s. „ Ration ? 12s. 13s. ? ,; Bran ? 16«. ' lsd. per bushel.' No. 1 biscuit ...... -23s. perewt No. 8 ditto. ? 18s.' „ Tea, Eyan.elin.—Thh market has undergone a slight reduction, owing to one of the holders or an old im. portation not being able to obtain the prices of last week ; about 600 chests were disposed of at £6 10-. to £6 15s. The concession In this respect has been so partial, that no change in the general quotation ...
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 February 1843
HOBART TOWN. Return of Grain and Flourexported from the Port of Hobart Town, duringthe week ending the 14th February 1843,inclusive:— A'lV. Return of Grain and Flour, imported at the Port of Hobart Town, during the week ending the 14th Feb ruary 1843, inclusive ? Barley 260 bushels. The grain market is at present in a very unsettled state, and prices merely nominal. The result of the Commissariat contracts is not yet known officially, and what effect the new tender advertised for 30,000 bushels of wheat will have upon the market, remains to be seen. The following are correct quotations :- Wheat, 6s to 6s 3d ; Euglish barley, 5s 9d to 6s 3d ; Cape ditto, 3s to 3s 6d ; Oats, 4s 9d to 5s 6d per bushel ; Potatoes, 61. 10s to 71. ; pressed hay, 41. 10s to 51. 5s; loose ditto, 31. to 31. 10s; Straw, 21. 10s to 31.; Fine flour, 151. 10s to 161. lOst and seconds, 141. perton ? Colonial Timei.
Hobart Town Shipping. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 27 February 1843
Robart (Toton Sfttyjing. February 14 ? Arrived the schooner Industry from Port Albert with cattle and sheep. February 14. — Arrived the schooner Naiod, from Portland Hay, with 450 sheep. February 14 ? Arrived the ship Henry tee, from a whaling voyage, wilh 250 barrels black oil, and bone, and SO barrels sperm oil. February 14.— Sailed the ship Mayflower, on a wha ling voyage. February IS ? Sailed the barque Janet hat, for Lon don, with wool, oil, &c. and passengers. February 15.— Sailed the barque Duchess of Soithum berland, for Bombay in ballast. February 16— Sailed the ships Montgomeric and Cos mopolite, on a whaling voyage.