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To the Editor of the Cornwall Chronicle. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
To the Editor of the Cornwall Chronicle. SIR. — In the Examiner of the 13th inst. there appears an article headed " Professional," in which it is stated that " Mr. Pugh asserts that his refusal to consult arises out of facts which relieve him from the imputation of unprofessional or ungen- tlemanly conduct." In publishing this statement, the editor of the Examiner is of course prepared to answer my enquiry, as to when and where Mr. Pugh made this assertion ? When I twies wrote to Mr. Pugh for an explanation of his conduct, it was not then the fear of the " Attorney-General" which prevented his stating the facts alluded to, against me, as he must have been well aware that any private communication could not legally be brought into court, neither was it with that view that my partner, Mr. Doughty called on him, when he failed to elicit any reply, but rather with a desire to receive such an answer as might have led to an explanation, and thus prevented this matter being brought before ...
DUELLING. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
DUELLING. IT is not long since an editor of the Corn- wall Chronicle commended the practice of duelling, and advised that powder and ball should baulk the lawyer of his fee, and settle all disputants. This has always ap- peared to us an equivocal method of deter- mining questions of honour and etiquette. The chances of the combatants are un- equal, and the atheistical consistency of fashionable homicides, does not now per- mit them to fix on the event of a duel, the judgment of God. Besides, a military challenger may be expected to be better prepared than a civilian : a tall and stout gentleman is a more easy mark for the pis- tol than a diminutive opponent — or if a swordsman, at that weapon the odds may be in his favour : nor does a duel deter- mine the subject of dispute. The shed- ding of blood may discover the heart of a murderer, but it cannot bring truthfulness to the liar, or honour to the villain. Had we uttered these sentiments a few months ago, we might have had to defe...
LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
LAUNCESTON. The wheat market remains without alteration. 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 13th August, 1842, inclusive — Barley, 6 bushels ; oats, 6 bushels. Return of grain and flour exported from the port of Launceston, during the week ending 13th of August, 1842, inclusive — Oats, 625 bushels ; wheat, 5474 ditto ; flour, 85 tons 16 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, scarce, 9d. per lb. ; sugar, Mauritius, declining, £33 to £36 per ton ; brandy 6s. 6d., rum 4s. per gallon ; the market i...
THE LATE SIR ALEXANDER BURNES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
THE LATE SIR ALEXANDER BURNES. Sir Alexander Burnes was born at Mon- trose, in Scotland, 16th May, 1805. Having greatly distinguished himself at the Mon- trose academy, the classical department of which was then celebrated over Scotland, he obtained the appointment of cadet for the Bombay army, and arrived at the pre- sidency on the 31st of October, 1821. On the 25th of December in the following year he was appointed Interpreter in the Hin- dostanee language to the 1st extra battalion at Surat, and, on account of his proficiency in the Persian language, soon after obtained from the judges of the Sudder Adawlut the employment of translating the Persian do- cuments of that court. In September, 1829, he was appointed to act as assistant to the political agent in Cutch, in prosecution of the survey of the north-west frontier, Lieutenant (now major) Holland, of the Quartermaster-General's department, having been nominated to act with him in the intended survey. An ac- count of the expedi...
AFFGHANISTAN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
AFFGHANISTAN. In our second edition last week it was announced that the British had defeated the Affghan troops under Ukbar Khan, and obtained possession of the Kyber Pass. Official notices and private communications appear in the Indian papers. The garrison of Jellalabad, which had endured great privations, resolutely sallied forth under the command of Sir Robert Sale, and in open field overthrew an enemy of more than three times its number, taken their standards, destroyed their camp, and re- captured four guns which had fallen into their hands during the late fatal retreat of the British. On the 5th April the governor of Jellalabad received intelligence that Major-General Pollock had met with a reverse in the Kyber, and retraced his steps towards Peshawur with the hope of reliev- ing him. The following is from the dispatch of Sir Robert Sale, dated 7th April : I accordingly gave directions to form three columns of infantry. The centre consisting of H. M. 13th Light Infantry, 500 ...
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
PORT PHILLIP. The Yarra had overflown its banks and deluged the neighbouring grounds ; the flood is attributed to the recent rains in the mountains. — The next government sale of land will take place, at Melbourne, on the 19th October. — In the estimates, a keeper and lamplighter for the lighthouse at Short- land Bluff ; sums have also been voted for a watchhouse and wharf at Portland ; gaol, court house, and police office, at Melbourne ; a police office at William's Town ; the police establishments are enlarged, three new po- lice stations are added, at the Goulburn, Port Fairy, and the Grampians and Pyre- nees. — The resident judge, it is reported, has applied for leave of absence. — Magis- trates are ordered to apprehend all natives guilty of criminal aggression inter se. — It is expected the sentence against Roger, the black, will be commuted into transportation for life. — The Port Phillip Patriot says : " Carrington has left his bail in the lurch, and is now on board the Plati...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
SYDNEY. A chart of Port Albert and the adjacent coast, as surveyed by E. R. Mickleburgh, has been published by Mr. Baker. — Cus- toms : in New South Wales there are 31 offices, salaries £6545 ; in Van Diemen's Land, 18 places, £3800 ; Cape, 19 places, £3570 ; New Zealand, 2 places, £600. — The news from the agricultural districts are ge- nerally favourable ; the maize crop has been rather light, but better prospects are enter- tained of the rising wheat. — The sugar of the Refining Company is expected to be in the market in a few weeks. — The Norfolk Island pirates and murderers are to be brought to Sydney by the return of the brig Governor Phillip. — The Sydney Ga- zette is revived ; Richard Sanderson, pro- prietor. It is to be henceforth conducted on conservative principles. COLONIAL TOBACCO. — A pretty extensive to- bacco manufactory has been commenced on the Hunter. The practical part of the business has been placed under the superintendence of a gen- tleman from America, who is...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. SIR. — We did not expect that our last commu- nication would have been so extensively beneficial and salutary as it evidently appears to have been. We feel ourselves indebted to the courtesy of the editor of the Advertiser for a partial knowledge of this fact. It has also fallen under our own ob- servation, that very many serious persons — persons friendly to temperance — have felt the force of our remarks, and have admitted to us the utter im- possibility of reconciling the disorderly meetings — the impious and uncharitable assertions — of the totallers with the profession of religion. We have been induced to make inquiry respect- ing the attendance of serious and respectable per- sons at the theatre of totalism, and we find that scarcely one is to be found, with the exception of a few individuals who are carried away with the mania of totalism, and whose follies and absurdi- ties we attribute more to their heads than to their hearts. We ha...
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
DEPARTURES. August 20. — Schooner Alpha, 37 tons, Robert- son, master, for Port Phillip ; Connolly & Co., agents. August 24. — Schooner Breeze, 29 tons, Jen- kins, master, for Port Phillip ; G. & F. Fisher, agents. August 24. — Ship Henry 419 tons, Culbertson, master, for London ; Eddie & Co., agents. Pas- sengers — Mr. and Mrs. George Eddie, Miss Mad- den, Miss Carter, Miss Collis, Mr. and Mrs. Snooks, Master Snooks, Mr. John Mahoney, Mr. Frederick Wigan, Mr. J. M'Donald, Dr. Hutchinson. August 25. — Brig Scout, 95 tons, Gwatkin, master, for Port Phillip ; Willis & Co., agents. Passengers — Mr. Sidney Stephen, Messrs. Bissell, Headlam, and Belcher. August 26. — Schooner Tamar, 117 tons, Bell, master, for Port Phillip ; J. Raven, agent. Pas- sengers — Mr. M'Dowell, Mrs. Bell. August 26. — Schooner Mariner, 46 tons, Rolls, master, for Port Phillip ; Connolly & Co., agents. Passenger — Mr. Watkins. August 26. — Schooner Deborah, 121 tons, Wing, ...
POETRY. THE BLIND BOY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
POETRY. THE BLIND BOY. I stood one bright morn on the browr of a moun- tain, And gazed on the beautiful landscape below ; Here a bright sunny mead, here a silvery foun- tain, Shone forth as its rippling waves onward did flow ; And my spirit seemed raised from the things of this earth, And revell'd in scenes to which fancy gave birth. The bright orb of day in full glory was shining, Diffusing its life-giving beams all around ; And Nature, while scattering her favours, was smiling, And gladness and pleasure were everywhere found : And I said, " who would gaze on a scene such as this, And not be absorb'd in the magic of bliss !" A deep sigh was the echo which stole on my ear : I started, and turned from the brilliant scene, For my heart it was chilled to think woe was so near, When all nature seemed wrapp'd in a joy so serene, And discovered, alas ! that this heart-rending sigh Had its source in the breast of a youth who stood by. My gay spirit was check'd ; but I cried with surprise, ...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
MISCELLANEOUS. The Clonmel. — The Portentia has arrived at Sydney from Corner Inlet, with the principal part of the machinery belonging to the Clonmel steamer. which is said to be in a good state of preservation. No further attempts will be made this season, on account of the boisterous state of the weather, to recover the remainder, but endeavours will be made in spring, and it is supposed the whole will be obtained. Cook's Straits. — Reef discovered in Cook's Straits, on the 21st of May, by the captain of the schooner Wave. Bearings — the outer island pf the Brothers, S.S.E. ; Cape Jackson, W.N.W. ; and Capita Island, N.E. by E. ; the tops of the rocks, one in particular, forming a kind of fork. The reef broke about a quarter of a mile. — Syd- ney Herald. Some natives from the neighbourhood of Hawke Bay have brought news that the schooner Ariel Captain Mulholland, was wrecked at the Chatham Island, but it does not appear that any lives were lost. — Nelson Examiner.
EXPORTS. Vessels reported outwards during the week [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
EXPORTS. Vessels reported outwards during the week August 20. — Per schooner ALPHA, for Port Phillip. 400 bags wheat, 100 ditto oats, 1 case apparel, 2 bundles kangaroo skins, J. Raven. August 24. — Per ship HENRY, for London, 73 bales wool, Connolly & Co. ; 5 bales wool, R. L. Orr ; 6 ditto, Button & Co. ; 87 ditto, Henty and Co. ; 1 box writings, Van Diemen's Land Company ; 20 bales wool, Down & Co. ; 20 ditto, Kerr & Co. ; 42 ditto, Willis & Co. ; 141 ditto, 130 tons bark, Eddie & Co. ; 1 barrel stuffed birds, G. F. Goble ; 45 bales wool, 70 pieces gum blank, Borradaile & Co. ; 1 truss kangaroo skins, James Smith ; 1 box cat skins, Thomas Walker. August 24. — Per schooner BREEZE, for Port Phillip. 180 bags flour, 25 hogsheads porter, 1000 palings, 500 kangaroo skins, R. L Orr. August 25. — Per brig SCOUT, for Port Phil- lip. 100 bags flour, R. L. Orr ; 200 bags flour, 150 ditto wheat, Henty & Co. ; 40 bales hay, Somm...
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
DEPARTURES. August 12. — Schooner Agnes and Elizabeth, for Port Phillip, with sundries. August 14. — Schooner Adelaide, for Port Phil- lip, with sundries. August 15. — Brig King Henry, for Adelaide, with sundries. August 17. — Barque Susan, for Sydney, with troops. August 19. — Ship Isabella Watson, for Sydney, with troops. August 20. — Barque Jane Blain, for Java, in ballast.
HOBART TOWN. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 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 Lillias, from Port Phil- lip, with sheep. August 17. — Schooner Isabella, from Port Phil- lip, with sheep. August 17. — Schooner Prince of Denmark, from Portland Bay, with a general cargo August 20. — Schooner Octavian, from Sydney, with sundries.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
FOR SYDNEY — To sail in a few days. — The fine fast-sailing barque SOCRATES, L. Grant master. For freight or passage, apply to JOHN GRIFFITHS, Bridge Wharf, August 25. FOR PORTLAND BAY and PORT FAIRY. — The schooner ESSINGTON, Dutton master, will sail for the above ports in a few days. For freight or passage, apply to JOHN GRIFFITHS. August 26. FOR MELBOURNE. — To sail in four days after her arrival, which is hourly expected. — The well-known bri- gantine DUSTY MILLER, 100 tons, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sanders master. The greater portion of this vessel's cargo being engaged, early ap- plication for freight or passage is requisite to JOHN GUILLAN. August 25. FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER. — The fine fast-sailing schooner TIMBO, Godfrey Bentley, commander, 130 tons, daily expected, and carries a large cargo. Apply to GEO. & FREDK. FISHER, Agents. Wharf, August 24. Solomon v. Lucas. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr. ...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. August 23.— Schooner Breeze, 39 tons, Jen- kins, master, from Port Phillip ; G. & F. Fisher, agents. In ballast. Passengers — Mr. and Mrs. Clarke. August 23. — Schooner Tamar, 117 tons, Mar- tyn, master, from Port Phiillip ; J. Raven, agent. Passengers — Captain Bell, Mr. James Murphy, Mr. Roadknight, Mr. Field, J. Gould, J. Perry, J. Harens, N. Collins, J. Surplus, O. Silverlock. August 23. — Schooner Lowestoft, 114 tons, Ir- vine, master, from Port Phillip ; J. Griffiths, agent. In ballast. August 24. — Schooner Mariner, 46 tons, Rolls, master, from Port Phillip and Western Port ; Connolly & Co., agents. August 24. — Schooner Socrates,152 tons, Grant, master, from Sydney ; J. Griffiths, agent. August 25. — Schooner Essington, 123 tons, Tullock, master, from Portland Bay ; J. Griffiths, agent. Passengers — Mr. Campbell, Mr. Trang- mere, Mr. Clarke. August 25. — Schooner Will Watch, 95 tons, Harding, master, from Adelaide ...
IMPORTS Vessels reported inwards during the week. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
IMPORTS Vessels reported inwards during the week. August 23. — Per schooner TAMAR, from Port Phillip. 2 bales sacks, 10 packages ditto, J. Raven ; 1 horse, T. Field. August 24. — Per schooner MARINER, from Port Phillip and Western Port. 1 case mer- chandise, 4 casks nails, 3 bags flour, 1 chest tea, Watkins. August 24. — Per schooner SOCRATES, from Sydney. 40 tons coals, J. Griffiths ; 6 tons sugar, Williams & Co. ; 1 case oranges, Dumaresque ; 1 case bridles, Waller & Co. August 25. — Per schooner ESSINGTON, from Portland Bay. 22 head cattle, 100 sheep, 10 tuns oil. August 25. — Per schooner WILL WATCH, from Adelaide. 8 barrels tar, 9 ditto pitch, J. Griffiths ; 9 firkins butter, Grieve ; 4 cases cheese, Emmett. August 26. — Per brig HENRY, from Port Phillip. 7 hides, J. Button ; 1 case shoes, Waller and Co. ; 5 ploughs, 1 cask iron, S. Ransome ; 1 cask tallow, 1 ditto beef, A. Anderson ; 20 casks pork, 1 coach, Longhurst ; 25 rams, Hamilton.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
(From our Second Edition of last week.) 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 detaining persons about to leave the co-...
POLICE REPORT. Friday, August 12. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 27 August 1842
POLICE REPORT. Friday, August 12. Frances M'Carthy was charged with wil- fully breaking five panes of glass, the pro- perty of William Green ; ordered to pay the amount of damage, 12s. 6d. John Maycock, an assigned servant, was charged with absconding from his service ; remanded. John Jenkins, master of the schooner Sir John Franklin, was fined £2, for neglecting to keep a watch on board that vessel while in the port of Launceston. John Baker was fined £2, and ordered to pay costs, for harbouring an assigned ser- vant. Michael M'Cormack was fined £5, and ordered to pay costs, for a similar offence. An information against John Barrett, publican, was dismissed, being informal. Saturday, August 13. Jane Howard was fined 5s. for being drunk, and 5s. for using obscene language in the public street. Benjamin Ayeton, an assigned servant, was charged with absconding from his ser- vice and remaining at large since October last ; sentenced two years hard labour, and to be removed to Port Arth...