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ADMINISTRATION PAST AND PRESENT [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
ADMINISTRATION PAST AND PRESENT THE Review and Hobart Town Adver- tiser are engaged in canvassing the re- spective merits of the late Governor and and Sir JohnFranklin. We cannot admit the colour and uncandid representation of Colonel Arthur's character ; although he was not entitled to unqualified praise, he certainly deserves, and possesses, the mea- sured esteem of a large and independent portion of our community. Col. Arthur was a gentleman of large capacity, and possessed firmness bordering on obstinacy. That he was corrupt, has been asserted by his enemies ; but those instances adduced, are such as arise in any protracted admi- nistration. That he was attentive to his own interests may be admitted ; it has not, however, been shown that they were op- &nbsp; posed to the general interests of the country. Many of the acts of Colonel Arthur's government were liable to excep- tion ; but so were the acts of the colo- nists, by which they were provoked. Col. Arthur despised t...
PROFESSIONAL AGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
PROFESSIONAL AGAIN. THE medical gentlemen, who have sig- nalised their valour in attempting to de- grade a successful practitioner, appear to perform duty in rotation, but as their sepa- rate arms do not seem to take effect, we should recommend them to form a medical society, and then fire in platoons. Dr. Hutchison, who has no local habitation, and who is about to pass into the cold atmosphere of the Horn, has exhibited amazing ardour in a quarrel with which he has no visible concern. It would have been much more satisfactory to the inha- bitants of Launceston, had some gentle- man better known, and more likely to weigh his sentences with caution, furnished a statement, (if we are to rely upon indivi- dual testimony ;) and it would have been far more satisfactory than even this, had Dr. Hutchison transcribed some of those printed documents which we are required, unwilling as we are, to accept on his authority. Not that we charge him with lying, for although in his short residence, ...
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. Last Tuesday evening Mr. S. E. Harvey de- livered a lecture on " the effects of heat : their influence in the various parts of mechanics and general practical application ;" illustrated by ex- periments. The Rev. Mr. Garrett was called to preside. Mr. Harvey stated that the present lecture would only embrace a part of the subject announced, which I must be considered as merely introductory to a course of lectures on chemistry, to be given at a future period. He confined his attention to one property of heat ; viz.— expan- sion : and, without pretending to follow the lec- turer exactly, we will endeavour to present to our readers a correct outline of the subject so far as it was entered upon. The term heat commonly signifies not only the sensation excited in us by the approximation of a warm body, but also the cause of that sensation ; and, to obviate ambiguity, the cultivators of phy- sical science have emlployed the word caloric to designate the cause of heat....
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. August 11 — Smack Alpha, 37 tons, Robertson, master, from Port Adelaide ; Connolly & Co., agents. Passengers — Mrs. Robertson and child, Mr. and Mrs. Kemp and family, James Paluter, W. Gregory. August 17 — Schooner Deborah, 121 tons, Wing, master, from Sydney ; G. & F. Fisher, agents. Passengers — Mrs. Wing and child, Mrs. Mac- Cormack and two children, J. Hughes, wife and two children, J. Messiter and wife, W. Hutchin- son. August 19 — Brig Scout, 95 tons, Gwatkin, master, from Port Phillip ; Willis & Co., agents. Passengers — Mr. R. Tucker, Mr. James Hings- ton, Messrs. Henry, William, James, and Robert Hingston, Miss Elizabeth Hingston, Mr. David- son, Mr. Phillipson, Messrs. Hepburn, Leidham, Mrs. Leidham, M. Stephen, Leighie, Ellen Hep- burn, Arthur Hepburn, Caroline Leidham, John Leidham, Harriet Leidham.
DRPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
DEPARTURES. August 12. — Schooner Sir John Franklin, 52 tons, Campbell master, for Port Phillip ; G. & F. Fisher, agents. Passengers — Mr. W B. Burnley, John Wilson. August 13. — Brig William, 149 tons, Le Grand, master, for Sydney ; J. Griffiths, agent. Pas- sengers — Mr. Richard Bennett, Mr. George Fisher. August 13. — Schooner Minerva, 110 tons, Faw- throp, master, for Portland Bay ; Henty & Co., agents. Passengers — Samuel Bryan, Esq., G. Winter, Esq., W. Mills, J. Wilmot. D. Johnson, H. Archer, T. Wiseman, A. Forward, J. Tur- nock. August 15. — Barque Ocean Queen, 268 tons, Harrington, master, for Singapore, in ballast ; Williams & Co., agents. August 17. — Schooner Hawk, 116 tons, Brown, master, for Portland Bay and Adelaide ; Eddie and Co., agents. Passengers — Mr. Tullock, Mr. Baines, Mr. Grieve, Mr. Hutchinson and child, — Evans, Miss E. Locke, William Tibbs, Mr. Clark, Thomas Smith.
IMPORTS Vessels reported inwards during the week. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
IMPORTS Vessels reported inwards during the week. August 17. — Per schooner DEBORAH, from Sydney. 28 half-chests 86 chests tea, 1 case books, 3 ditto brandy, 10 bales bags, Down and Co. ; 1 case merchandise, Waller & Co. ; 27 pieces timber, Du Croz. August 19. — Per brig SCOUT, from Port Phillip. 24 bales wool, Eddie & Co. ; 40 head cattle, Davidson ; 1 chain cable, 1 case drugs, order.
EXPORTS. Vessels reported outwards during the week [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
EXPORTS, Vessels reported outwards during the week Aug. 12. — Per schooner SIR JOHN FRANK- LIN, for Port Phillip. 7000 feet timber, 184 bundles laths, 60 bags flour, J. H. Campbell ; 2000 palings, 118 bags bran, G. & F. Fisher ; 3 hogsheads ale, Jenkins ; 10 bags flour, Som- merville ; 2 bags flour, 61 wool packs, 14 bags potatoes, R. Brand ; 20 bags oats, Flexman. August 13. — Per schooner MINERVA, for Portland Bay. 1 bale bags, J. Raven ; 3 cases haberdashery, J. Robertson ; 1 case 1 package haberdashery, Waller & Co. ; 3 packages slops, D. & S. Benjamin ; 5 bags flour, J. Guillan ; 23 bags flour, 25 ditto bran, 10 ditto sharps, M. Sommervllle ; 1 ton flour, Wiseman ; 2 cases glass, Farrell & Co. ; 36 bushels oats, J. Cape ; 50 bags flour, 2 ditto oats, 5 horses, 3 bulls, 2 chests tea, 9 bags sugar, S. Bryan ; 1 case 1 bundle ironmongery, 3 casks ditto, 2 packages papers, 1 can oil, 10 kegs nails, G. F. Goble ; 3 barrels ale, Button & Waddel...
HOBART TOWN. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
HOBART TOWN. ARRIVALS. August 16. — Schooner Abeona, from Port Phillip, with sheep. August 16. — Schooner Water Witch, from Port Albert, with sheep and cattle. August 16. — Brig Caroline, from Sydney, with sugar, &c. August 17. — Barque Hope, from Dublin 10th April, with government stores. August 17. — Schooner Lilllas, from Port Phil- lip, with sheep. &nbsp; August 17. — Schooner Isabella, from Port Phil- lip, with sheep. August 17. — Schooner Prince of Denmark, from Portland Bay, with a general cargo
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
DEPARTURES, August 12. — Schooner Truganini, for Port Phillip, with sundries. August 12. — Schoner Agnes and Elizabeth, for Port Phillip, with sundries. August 14. — Schooner Adelaide, for Port Phil- lip, with sundries. &nbsp; August 16. — Brig King Henry, for Adelaide, with sundries.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
MARRIED — At the Baptist Chapel, York-street Launceston, on Thursday, 18th August, 1842, THOMAS, fifth son of the Rev. Henry Dowling, of Launceston, to MARIA, second daughter of Mr. J. Ware, of Dungrove, River Shannon. &nbsp; BIRTH — At Green Ponds, on the morning of the 16th inst., the lady of the Hon. D. Erskine, 51st Light Infantry, of a son.
SECOND EDITION. LATEST INTELLIGENCE. Including the News by this day's Post. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
SECOND EDITION. LATEST INTELLIGENCE. Including the News by this day's Post. The Lowestoft, Breeze, and Tamar have arrived from Port Phillip. — The brig Fox is also in the river. On her passage from Portland Bay she lost an anchor and cable, and through stress of weather thirty-two out of the forty-five head of cattle shipped for Blackman's Bay. James Lord, Esq., met with a serious ac- cident in following the hounds last week, his collar bone is injured, and one of his arms fractured ; he is, however, doing well. — James Gordon, Esq., J. P., one of our oldest colonists, died at Forcett, on Thurs- day last. — Mr. Reeves, hatter, of Hobart Town, has failed ; liabilities, about £8,000. He unsuccessfully attempted to depart from Hobart Town, under an assumed name, at a time when he must have known his presence was indispensably necessary for the benefit of his creditors. — A meeting is to be con- vened of the persons who have subscribed to reward the vigilance of the water-police in deta...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
FOR MELBOURNE — The clipper brig SCOUT will sail for the above &nbsp; port on Saturday next, 27th August. For freight or passage, apply to Captain Gwatkin on board, or to WILLIS, KEOGH, & Co. August 20. FOR SYDNEY DIRECT. The fine first-class brigantine DEBORAH, &nbsp; &nbsp; 130 tons, Thomas Wing, commander, will positively sail for the above port the end of the ensuing week. For passage only, having the whole of her cargo engaged, apply to the captain on board, or to GEO. & FRED. FISHER, Agents. Wharf, August 20. &nbsp; FOR PORT PHILLIP. — The LOWESTOFT, Irvine, master, will &nbsp; have immediate dispatch for the above port. For freight or passage, apply to JOHN GRIFFITHS, Bridge, Wharf, August 20. FOR SALE, at the stores of George and &nbsp; Frederick Fisher, Wine and Spirit Merchants, Wharf, Launceston — Wines in Bottle. Fine old (Newman and Hunt's) port, 32s. per dozen Ditto port, from 25s. to 28s. Fine old bottled...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. — The committee having prepared a portion of the gardens for the purpose of a nursery bed, will feel much obliged to any gentle- men for a supply of stocks of apple, pear, cherry, plum, and other fruit trees. If for- warded at once, the committee will be enabled to save the present season, and will therefore feel peculiarly obliged for the as- sistance of their friends. August 18. PUBLIC POUND, Breadalbane Plains, District of Morven. — Impounded by Mr. George Hill, of Long Meadows, August 15th, 1842, — One black horse, blaze up the face, short tail, aged. One black filly, star on forehead, rising two years old. One bay filly, star on forehead, rising two years old. One bay filly, rising two years old. One dark bay colt, star on forehead, rising two years old. One bay filly foal, white on the nose, star on forehead. Trespass, 1s. each ; poundage fees, 1s. each per diem ; food and water, 6d. each per diem. One wether sheep. Poundage fees, 2½d. per diem ; food an...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. SIR. — As yon ask for facts on the subject of totalism, otherwise total abstinence, pray insert the few following ; and contradict them if you can. Fact 1. Both in Australia, and Van Diemen's Land not only occasional tipplers, but many of the most confirmed drunkards have of late been made perfectly and habitually sober ; not by you or your principles, but by total abstinence. Fact 2. There are yet in these colonies great numbers of drunkards, male and fenmale, rich and poor, and for whom you can do nothing ; for your moderation nostrum has proved a failure all the world over. Fact 3. " The common people" hear us gladly ; while, as it was once of old, from certain of you learned scribes, we hear plenty of murmuring and cries of nay, but they deceive the people. Fact 4. All — aye, even the greatest drunkards living, or rather dying — started with your modera- tion for a guide ; many of whom were for a long time very moderate, but who are now ...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. SIR, — From my observation of the working of the Insolvent Act, I am induced to offer a few suggestions for improvement, to be introduced if considered worthy into the Act now in contem- plation. The first, of importance to the creditor as well as to the assignee, relating to the mode of dis- posing of the estate and effects, is, that he should be fully empowered to dispose of such in the manner most likely to realise the largest sum. As the Act now stands, the assignee is bound to sell by public auction, except where an individual makes an offer for the whole of the estate and effects, then the votes of the ma- jority of the creditors at a special meeting, duly called by advertisement, gives the assignee power to accept such offer ; but from what I have wit- nessed, a great loss — thirty-five per cent — has taken place by the removal of property to Laun- ceston, for sale by public auction, from a place where probably such mode of sale would...
PROCEEDING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH ILLUMINATI AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH ILLUMINATI AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING. Dr. Hoaxum read an interesting paper on the conversion of moonbeams into sub- stance, and rendering shadows permanent, both of which he had recently exemplified in the establishment of some public com- panies, whose prospectuses he laid upon the table. Mr. Babble produced his calculating ma- chine, and its wonderful powers were tested in many ways by the audience. It supplied &nbsp; to Captain Sir John North an accurate com- putation of the distance between a quarto volume and a cheesemonger's shop ; and solved a curious question as to the decimal proportions of cunning and credulity, which worked by the rule of alligation, would yield a product of £10,000. Professor Von Hammer described his newly-discovered process for breaking stones by an algebraic fraction. Mr. Crowsfoot read a paper on the natural history of the Rook. He defended their caws with great effect, and proved that there is not a gra...
THOUGHTS ON CURRENCY, BANKING, AND THE FUNDS, HOME AND FOREIGN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
THOUGHTS ON CURRENCY, BANKING, AND THE FUNDS, HOME AND FOREIGN. Another edition is here presented to the host of brochures, called forth by the cur- rency question. Mr. Brierly lays claim to a practical acquaintance with his subject, and his pamphlet affords proof of a power to apply knowledge in a systematic form, and is therefore worthy of perusal by all those who desire to acquire information and new ideas on so important a topic. Mr. Brierly proposes to place the entire currency, whether notes or specie, under the control of the Lords of the Treasury, to be by them issued to bankers at a charge of one per cent. per annum. He estimates the required amount to be about £70,000,000 of notes, independent of silver and copper coin. The issue to each bank to be only to the extent of the paid up capital of such bank, or such proportion thereof as may be deemed necessary. Other details are given to completo the system. Colonel Torrens some time since put forth a plan, similar, so far as ...
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION. The repeated exposures of bad manage- ment in the Consular department, which have recently been made, encourage a hope that some general interest may be awakened to the question how the evil is to be pre- vented in future. Among other suggestions, it has been thrown out that the most effective pre- caution would be to appoint no one to the Consular office who has not been bred to the business, and given proofs of ability to discharge its duties. Professional education consists of two parts — the general or preparatory, and the special or practical. The former consists in the general instruction received by young men in those branches of knowledge which render them conversant with the extent and nature of their future duties, and exercise those mental faculties most in request in their profession. This part em- braces the languages, in all liberal pro- fessions ; history and moral and intellectual science, with the lawyer and divine ; che- mistry and mathemati...
LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 20 August 1842
LAUNCESTON. The news from Sydney by the Deborah, though not highly encouraging, state that Van Diemen's Land wheat realises 8s. per bushel ; our quota- tions here remain unaltered. WHEAT, 6s. 6d. per bushel, with little demand. BARLEY — English, from 5s. 6d. to 6s. per bushel ; Cape, 4s. 6d. ditto. OATS — feed, 4s. per bushel ; for seed, 5s. 6d. ditto ; but neither in demand. FLOUR — first quality, £18 ; second, £16 ; third, £14 per 2000lbs. Return of grain and flour imported at the port of Launceston, during the week ended 6th August, 1842, inclusive — Nil. Return of grain and flour exported from the port of Lanceston, during the week ending 6th of August, 1842, inclusive — Oats, 981 bushels ; wheat, 3400 ditto : flour, 36 tons 17 cwt. BUTCHER'S MEAT. — Beef, by the quarter, 5d. ; by the joint, 6d. to 7d. per lb. Mutton, by the carcase, 3d., by the joint 3½d. and 4d. ditto. Pork, 7d. to 8d. ; veal, 9d. London porter, £5 10s. to £6 per hhd. ; coffee, 8d. per lb. ; sugar, Mauritius, ...