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SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 16 May 1842
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. In the present depressed state of South Australia. a number of Utopian schemes occupy the public mind, having for their object the acceleration of a re action in the times. Besides a number of proposals to create a fictitious cur rency, there are several ' allotment sys. !ems' and 'community systems' recom mended. The Owenites have even ven. tured to advocate their peculiar views, and with but too much prospect of success. Unhappy South Australia! if any of these schemes be adopted, your misfortunes have only begun. In opening the Adelaide Supreme Court, the Judge remarked that the calendar was heavier than usual, that a large proportion of the prisoners were from the neighbouring colonies, and that there was an unusual number of forgery cases. A misunderstanding has arisen be tween Governor Grey and the Corpora tion of Adelaide respecting the mark t dues, the Governor refusing to give them up unless the Corporation agrees to pay interest on the outlay of the govern...
MUNICIPAL BILL—ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SPEECH. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 16 May 1842
MUNICIPAL BILL-ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SPEECH. From the physical' character of the country, it was evident that New Zea land would be colonized at various points, almost all of them, virtually, at a distance from the capital. Under these circumstances, to adapt the language of the preamble of the bill, " the inhabitants themselves are best qualified, as well by their more intimate knowledge of local affairs, as by their direct interest therein, to provide for the wants of their respective settle. ments." But colonized as New Zealand was, and would be, it was quite essen tial, that to each settlement of impor tance, should be given the power of regulating its own local affairs. T he central government would thus he deprived of the power of partiality in its I gislatinon ; it would be relieved from the necessity of much petty legis. lation, while at the same time, the pros perity of the country. at large would be promoted by the honorable rivalry which would spring up amorng the various se...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 16 May 1842
NOTICE. THE .PHRAS1A Steamer 1wilt ay. up till Saturday May I .r painting and a few slight repairsA hen she will resume. her trips Three times a-week. From Melbourne-Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. From (eelong--Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 10 o'clock from both places. JAMES SIMSON, Managing Director. May 9. 1842. FOR SAL-E, AT SOUTH GEELONGO Situate in Yarra-street, near Mr Fisher's, ri'HE above Land, being in the Main Street leading Irom the Jetty to the larwon Iliver, is well adapted for any kind of business. Building materials,. or Building Labour, will be taken in payment. A more favourable oppor. tunity for all classes of the community has n. ver yet been offered,aand probably may not occur again. Apply to J. AUSTIN, North Corio. IN NORTH CORZO. THOSE desirous of Building in the Township of North Corio may obtain elibible Sites (as shown in the annexed Plau), at moderate prices, and on liberal terms, by applying to J. GRIFFIN, South Geelong. PLAN OP SAiES Allotment...
TRIAL OF THE BUSHRANGERS. SUPREME COURT, MAY 12. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 16 May 1842
TRIAL OF THE BUSHRANGERS. SUPREME COURT, MAY 12. Charles Ellis, Daniel Jepps, and Martin Fogharty, were then placed at the bar. The indictment contained twenty-four counts, varying the offence from "shooting with intent to murder" &nbsp; to "shooting with intent to maim or &nbsp; disable," and treating each of the prisoners as accessories and principals alternately. The Hon. Mr Murray conducted the prisoners' defence gratuitously. The Crown Prosecutor stated the case to the jury, and called the following witnesses. Henry Fowler deposed that he was one of the party who went in pursuit of the bushrangers; on approaching Mr &nbsp; Hunter's station, I saw four men armed, who fired shots at us, we did not return &nbsp; the fire; I received a shot in the face from the window of the hut, in which we afterwards found the prisoners at the bar. I was within a foot of the hut; &nbsp; the shot came from the hut; I saw the flash distinctly. Charles John Sa...
MISCELLANEA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
M IICELLANEA. A Quakor in a Flever.--" To return to Jasper Duffle and his fever - '. All gammon I ' exc!aims a medical student from Iant-street-a disciple of ]Escu lapius in a pilot-coat, and with a head not unlike Galen's over the..apothe cary's door - only brazen, not gilt. All gammon and humbug-won't pass the cesophagus ! What I a Quaker have a fever? I wish you may get it I It ain't on the cirds. Ask Guy-ask St. Thomas - ask St. Bartholomew - ask Iob.Smith. A palsy, if you like, or an ague, or dropsy, or atrophy, or lethargy, or consumption, provided it don't gallop - anything chronic; but as for a fever, or anythinig red-spotted, they can't come it. There is no such a case in the Lancet, nor in all the curiosities of Dr. Millingen's Medical Experience. You won't find a Quaker of any kind in Bright - and its long odds agai: Aristotle. The same again Celsus, arid Mithridates, and IlEcula pius, and Hippocrates; but no,-he was a horse doctor. It's all my eye! Wlhat's a fever to han...
STATE OF TRADE, MANCHESTER. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
STATE OP TtIADF, MANCHESTER. Although this is a period of the year at which any great degree of activity is hardly to be expected, there have been within these last two or three days, and more, particularly yesterday, acme symptoms of mprovement in our yarn market ; and a trifling advance over the very low' prices paid about ten days ago has been pretty generally obtained uipon numhbers and qualitiesof yarn suit. able to the present demand. Many of the purchasers also have shown a sirong inclination to make contracts for further delivery, which is a favourable symptom as to the condition of the mar ket. In goods, however, there is not much improvement, and the extremely low prices which have ruled for some weeks past remain without change. Still there is a rather better feeliing in the market, and as is indeed usual, the next month or two is confidently looked for. During the two last years, this expectation was deferred by the u?ifavourable position of the Bank of England, and the ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
Psublic Meeting. A PUBLIC MEETING of the Settlers and other inhabitants of the Gee. long District will be held at Mr Mack's, Woolpack Inn, on THURSDAY next, the 26th instant, at Twelve o'clock, to take into consideration the proposed " Bill for the election of Directors of ,6 Police and Public works, and to " provide by assessment for the main. " tenance of a Police, and for the con " struct on and repair of Public Works " and Buildings." Geelong Church. A MEETING of the Subscribers to the Geelong Church will be held at the house of the Rev. A. Love, on Tuesday, 24 h instant (ro-morrow) at Twelve o'clock, for the purpose ol filling up a vacancy in the Trusteeship. Subscribers of every denomination, of £1 and upwards, are qualified to vote at this meeting. May 23, 1842. WANTED, A JOURNEYMAN PRINTER (Case and Press.) Apply by letter, to Mr. Harrison, at the ollice of this paper. ALSO, A Youth abont fifteen years of age as an Apprentice to the p.rinting business. Corrosive Sublimate, C...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
SYDNEY. M. Faramond, the French consrl for the Australian colonies, has arrived at Sydney. LAND-MoETON BAY. - Ills Excel. lency the Governor directs it to be notified for general information, that it is intended to offer for sale, in Sydney, on an early day, the land at Moreton Bay known as Eagle Farm, divi?ed into suitable allotments, which will not be less than forty, nor more than one hundred and sixty acres each. PRIIVATE BILLS.--Hlis Excellency the Governor directs it to bo notified for general information, that in the ap. proaching session of the legislative council no private bills will be pre. sented after the 1st of July next. Quin used to say that of.all the banns of marriage he ever heard, none gave him so much pleasure as the union of Ann Chovy with John Dory.
ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
ENGLAND. Preparations are already making a n'ongst Mlinisterial and diplomatic per sonages for the reception of His alajes ty the lDing of Prussia. The corpora lion of Iondon, it is expected, will likewise show its hospitality in a man. nTer. becoming the greatest Protestant Prince of the continent, coming to Eng land on an occasion so deeply moving the affection and loyalty of the British nation.-Times. -
THE AFRICAN EXPEDITION. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
THE AFRICIAN EXPEDITION. From the Shipping Gatette of January 6. We have this morning been favoured witlt the sight of a letter, which given further accouitts of the Niger expedition. Thus, we learn, that " the Albert alone remains in the river; that she has but twelve white men remaining, besides Captain Trotter, Dr. M'William, and three or four other officers." Two of the twelve men spokeni of by the writer were taken ill before his letter was closed, and an early departure from the coast was anxiously looked for. Reduced to this state, no hope can remain with the most sanguine and zealous of those who yet live that any. thing serviceable can be achieved by further perseverance in the ill-projected undertaking; anti we trust that the sufferings and struggles of the men who remain, will not be prolonged by the false trotion that duty requires anything beyond the immediate abandonment of an exploit which the early efforts of the expedition, while the in divtJuals who composed it wer...
POLICE OFFICE. THE INTERFERENCE CASE. SATURDAY, MAY 21. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
POLICE OFFICE. TIE INTERFERtNCE CASE. SATURDAY, MAY 1. Mr. Gray, storekeeper, was charged with having having interfered with Con. stable Nolan in the execution of his duty. Constable Nolan, deposed that on Thursday night last, he was taking a man to the watch.house; when opposite Mr Gray's store, the man laid hold of the fence, and would not go on. Mr Gray came out, and insisted on the man being taken into his store, to be searched. He (the constable objected to this; and Mr Gray five or six times insisted upon the man being taken into hia store, by which the man was made more resolute, andt committed an assault which he would not otherwise have done. Cross-examined by Mr Gray: - Did not the man in custody call me by name several times before I came outt --es, he did. Another constable gave the same evi. dence nearly word for word. Mr Sladen. who appeared for Mr Gray, then stated the facts of the case on be. half of the delendant.-On the night in question, Mr Gray heard his name cal...
THE PRESS IN FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
TIlE PRESS IN FRANCE. We have received the Paris papers to Thursday. It was well and generally known in Paris ou that- day that the Court of Peers had condemned M. Du poty, Editor of-the Journal du Peuple, for participation inothe attempt to as sasinate the royal. Princes. This parti cipation consists in his .having:edited a Journal which was subsc'ribed forby the proprietor of the wine shop in Iwhich the conspirators were in the hibit of assembling. Why the builder-of the wine-shop was not included in Dupoty's sentence the Peers only can explain, for he was equally criminal with the able writer now about to be made the rcape-goat of the sins of the Cabinet. -But the French papersare too terrified to do more than allude to this iniquitous proceeding.
Geelong Price Current. GRAIN, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
Geelong' Price Current. GRAIN, &C. , W?heat, per bushel, .......... . 0 o 0o o 0 Aluze, per bushe .... ........... o 0 o o Oats, per buslhel ...0.... o 7 o 8 6 artrle, per iuhel .;...... 0o o o o o o Flour, first per ton ..........3 o 0o 28 o (o - sea ud ....2.. . 19 o o 5 t o ally, per top ....... ...; u o- ' o o 0 BUILDING MATERIALS. Bricks, per thousand ...;.. I o o to I 5 0 - delotired, per thousand.. I0 to- 0. 0 hlardwood 1Boards, per 100 feel o 18 o 1 5 o Qua terlng,per Iloofeet...... 0o 18 0 1 o a Battens, per 100 feelt. ....... o 1S o i b o Shingles, per thousand ......o Is o I I ? a Paling, broad, per hundred.. I 0 o o 1 6 o - narrow, per hundred.... o 12 0 a 0 o Cedar deal.,, per foot ........ o o 9 o 0o Pine, per foot .............. oo 6 o 0o Naills, per lb. ............. 0 o o o 0 SPIRITS, &C. (DUTY PAID.), Ale, in, bottle, per dozen...... o 19 o to 0 15 0 Porter, per dogletn........... o.19.; o0, 0 15 o Brandy, per gallbo ........ o 1'I 6 o Gin, per gall...
ROBBERY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
Ii OlBfERY. - COMMItTTAL.- "WO mRn named John Harrison and Robert Mars den were, on Saturday morning, charged with having stolen a chest from a room adjoining hlr Mack's stable, on the pre. vinus evening. The chest was the pro petty of Mr Mnck's hostler, who deposed that, on Friday night he left the room i here the chest was, to get his tea. On his return, he found the window on "the floor, and the chest gone; it was worth anout forty pounds. Alexander MI'Kay deposed, that he is a wheelwright on the adjoining premises; that on the night in question, he Saw Harrison and Jlarsden carrying a box from the stable; one of them said, " tFlant it anywihere ;" tlhey laid"the chest down, and returned into Mr Mack's; they came out after a slhort time, and Harrison tried to put the box on his shoulder,I but it was too haivy;' Marsden said, "'If I be. hung for it, I'll have the box;" tiey- then carriedd it between them down to the bent h. Witness went into. Mr Mack's and gave the information; ab...
TURKEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
TURKEY. CONSTANTINOPLE, DEc. 7. -The dis astrous occurreices in Syria between the Druses and Maronites have been taken into consideration by the Porte, *ind the ministers have resolved upon adopting every means calculated to put an end to this deplorable state of things. The works at the arsenal continue to be carried on with great activity; several ships are said to be fitting for sea, and are expected to sail shortly under the command of the Capitan t'acha. It is conceived, though not ascertained, that it is destined to put a stop to the hostile demonstrations of Greece. A Constantinople letter in the Malta Times reminds the reader that the new Grand Viz:er was removed last year from his command in Syria by the ex press demand of Great Britain, on ac. count of the cruelties he had committed. It is supposed from this that he is opposed to British interests. The same letter mentions a report of the Circas. sians having defeated the R[ssians in the Caucasus, and huv'ng occasioned the...
Geelong Retail Market Prices. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
Geelong Retail Mtarket Prices. Bread, per 4lb. loaf......... o 3 to o o BUee, per lb .......... .. ..... ? o 0o 0 0 dutton, per be .... ......... o 0 4 o 0 0 Butter,J'rcsh, per L............ o 3 o0 9 P- calt, per lb. ............ : o 2 o o o o Cheese, Engllth, per lb....... 0 o o 0 0 0 - Dutch, per lb :........ 1 o 1 o o 0 0 - lulanil, per lb......0.... o o oo 0 Eggs, per doze ............. o 3 0 0 3 6 Bucon,per Lb..... 0'l 3 0 1 4 Potatoes, per cwt .............. o o _ ao Tea, perlo ................... o 5 0 o 0 CoJjee,ground° per lb........ o 1 8 o 2 Sugar, loaf, per lb .... ....... 0o o o o o 10 - moist, perlb0............. o 41 0 0 8 JMilk, per quart......... .... ro o 6 o o 0 *~oaj, perlh.;...... .......... o o0 0 o00 C'andles, mould, 1p b 0 ....... : 0 10 0 0 -- dipt, per lb ............ o o o0 o 0
THE LICENSES. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
TILE LICENSES. On Wednesday last, the third Licen' ing Meeting of theprenson was held, Ilessrs Fenwick, Addis, Airey, and Tal bot on the Bench . The Magistrates, after consulting bout side in the rain, came into court, and immediately gave their decision in favor of the issue of Mr Floyle's license. Mr Sladen sailhat he attended on behalf-of the' piblioans of Geelong to object to this license, and he was very much. surprised at the course pursued by the lbench, which was so different from..the usual course of. hearing the case first, and.then giving their decision afterwards. Mr Airey said that he was not aware that he was pursuing any other course; his opinilns cer:e·ipublic;: and he had no objection; to -hear Mr Sladen. Mr Talhot-joinedjnlthe. request. MriFf.wick .and Mr Addis. after a short review of the case, also said they had no objection to hear any argument that might be.advanced. Mr Sladen. rgL'i1" You have given your decision ~~.-of course you will rot reverse it. '.I will...
MINISTERIAL CIRCULAR. Whiteball, January 5, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
MINISTERIIAL CIRCULAR. Whitehall, January 5. 1842. Sir,-The meeting of parliament being fixed for Thursday, the 3rd of February, I take the liberty of informing you tlhatt public business of importance will be immediately proceeded with. Peimit me to hope that it may be consistent with your convenience to give your attendance in the House of Commons on that day. 1 have the honor to be,,sir, ,your most obedient and faithful servant, RbBEItTPEEL; Fr ~.t -O ur intell:gence received to day from the Peninsula is iniportant. From Spain we have the speech of the liegent at the opening of the Corley. The'document is lengthy, and dwells to a considerable extent' on the late re volutionery attempt, and thence pro ceeds to state the effTrts made by the present Government to revive and pro mote industry, to spread etducttion, to spur the slumb -ring trade and comminrce of the kingdom, and to ma'ntain 'the public scedit. It appears that every means within the comparatively limited control of ihe...
MARKETS. LONDON. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
MARLEETS. LONDON. Australian Wool, fine o .. o 10 to o 2 4 good .. .. .. o 1 7 0 1 i-- didling .. o 1 4 o I 0 -- rdinary ..Z .. 0 1 0 0 13 i-- n grease .... o o 0 a0 o0 - lamb.' .. .. ..- o o olD 0 8 5 MELBOURIN E. Flour, flie 20s to ias per 10.) lbs; seconds 184 to 20s. Potatoes Os to lt sper cwt. Bread, per 4 lb loaf Is. Blutter 2s per lb , Beef.4d per lb. Mnitto,, 4d. Tea 131 to 141 per chest. Sugar 321 to 381 ier toll. Hay, 8I to 5O perton.. ,Oats da Od to 6, t t per SYDNEY. Fine Flour, 21s'per 10:i lbs. 20s cash. Seconds 18s cash 17s; Thirds 6lO, cash 1bs. Bread 5d to Gd per 21b loaf Colonial Wheat,Gs to OU Od pei- bushel. MItre, 4s to Ss per bslshel. Barley St Od to 4s per bushel O.ts 5s per bushel. Hay- 51 o'7 7s per tont Butler, flesh 2s Gd to 3s per lb; salt 2s to 2s Gd. Cheese ad to Is per I, ; Eggs Is 6d to 2s per d'lz. Beef 4d to bd per Ib ;'Mutton Gd Spirits ti bond-Ruo Ss 3d ; Arrack 15sd to Is Gd Gin 2s to 4s; Brandy 3s Id to4s 6d Mauritius Sugar 281 to 351 per tnll T...
THE MUNICIPAL BILL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 23 May 1842
THE MUNICIPAL BILLs The Municipal Corporation Bill for Sydney is a most liberal measure, and we hope to see a similar one for Geelong before the close of the session. The following clauses warrant us in our favorable opinion: That the Mayor shall be, ex officio, a Justice of the Peace for the said town. That the Justices of the territory shall cease to have jurisdiction in the town of Sydney; but the Governor may ap point Juttices for the town, as well as for the adjoining country, or for any more extensive jurisdiction. That the rents of all lands and houses, and all market-dues, tolls, &c., vested in the Corporation, and all monies arising to, or levied by them, and all fines and penalties, under the proposed bill, shall bte paid to the Treasurer, and by him carried to an account to be called the Towl Fund ; and such fund shall be applied towards the payment of the said allowances or salaries, and towards defraying such other necessary expenses not other wise provided for,...