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Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 May 1843
To the Independent Electors of the Northumberland Boroughs. áf^i ENTLEMEN-It having been intimated ^JH| to me that my former address contains no exposition of my views on the leading questions at present agitating the public mind, and that such an exposition is looked for by the electors of the Northumberland boroughs, I beg to state that after what fell from me at the public meeting of my friends and supporters at Maitland, I considered it scarcely necessary to allude to them in a printed address¿ at the call, however, of my friends, and the more fully to satisfy the electors, I now come forward. In a colony like this, where no state religion exists, it shall always be my study to promote religion to the fullest extent ; and, in appor- tioning funds for its support, I shall use my utmost exertions, if honoured by you with a seat in the Legislative Council, to grant every sect a proportionate amount, without regard to the religious opinions they profess, so long as they are consiste...
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1843. REGISTRATION OF VOTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 May 1843
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1843. REGISTRATION OF VOTERS. The magistrates have been engaged during the whole of the past week in re- vising the electoral list for the boroughs of East and West Maitland ; and every objection or claim which has been brought under their notice has been investigated with the greatest patience. Both parties have carried on the contest in the regis- tration court with great perseverance and warmth, but, with the exception of one or two trivial instances, harmony and good feeling have been maintained throughout the whole proceedings ; and though party spirit appears to have run very high, nothing like acrimony or personal ani- mosity has been displayed. There have certainly been some very contradictory opinions sworn to regarding the value of property on both sides, which on the whole would seem to prove that the value of real property in Maitland is somewhat less than we had supposed. Indeed, from the value which landlords themselves have put ...
SAVINGS BANK. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 May 1843
SAVINGS BANK. His Excellency the Governor having appointed W. Miller, Esq., deputy commissary general, Mr. Hastings Elwin, the chairman of the Trust Company, and Mr. Thomas Icely a committee to investigate the affairs of the Savings Bank, &nbsp; those gentlemen presented their report on Mon- day last, and his Excellency directed it to be published for general information. This docu- ment is extremely valuable from its searching and impartial character, and will go a great way to counteract the efforts of those malignant individuals who are still endeavouring to pro mote the run upon the Savings Bank. We sub- join the most essential part of the report. We are glad to perceive from the Herald of Wed- nesday that public confidence was so far restored in the bank that on Saturday hist upwards of £1100 was deposited in it. "The liabilities and assets we find to be as under : LIABILITIES. £ s. d. Due to depositors. 164,520 0 0 ASSETS. Lent on mortgage. 116,050 0 0 Bills discounted...
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 May 1843
SYDNEY NEWS. THE PRESENT MONETARY DEPRESSION. - PUBLIC MEETING.-A public meeting was held, in pursuance of previous advertisement, yes- terday afternoon in the Exchange Room of the Royal Hotel, for the purpose of taking into con- sideration the best and most effectual means of relieving the present monetary depression of the colony. The meeting was attended by about three hundred persons, and the chair was taken by the Right Worshipful the Mayor, who opened the business of the meeting at about half-past two o'clock, by reading the requisition in pursuance of which it had been convened. The meeting was then addressed by Mr. Went- worth, Mr. R. Cooper, sen., Dr. Bland, Captain O'Connell, Mr. J. R. Brenan, and Mr. Mac- dermott, the second of whom suggested (as a mode of remedying the existing evils) his old scheme of closing the courts of law, with the additional plan of establishing a committee in each district for the purpose of receiving a state- ment of the affairs of all persons w...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] CASSILIS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 May 1843
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] CASSILIS. Upon the revisal of the electoral lists for this district, comprising part of the county of Bligh and part of the county of Brisbane, on Wednes- day last, the 3rd instant, there were only 24 registered voters, namely, 13 residing in the district, and 11 non-residents. There were neither claims or objections upon the revisal of the lists. Constable shot by a Bushranger.- On Saturday morning, May 6th, constable Rut- lidge was escorting three prisoners from Cassilis to Merton. He left Peberdy's inn in the morn- ing, and when he arrived at a station of Captain Pike's, five miles from Peberdy's, he entered the hut with the three men, leaving his gun outside. Two of the prisoners were handcuffed, and one loose ; the latter stepped out of the hut, and taking up the gun presented it at Rutlidge, de- manding his ammunition. The constable attempted to wrest the gun from the prisoner, and was shot dead by the bushranger, who imme...
REGISTRATION OF VOTERS. COUNTIES OF NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM. SATURDAY, MAY 6. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 May 1843
REGISTRATION OF VOTERS. COUNTIES OF NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM. Saturday, May 6. The court for the revision of the electoral lists for such parts of the counties of Northum- berland and Durham as are comprised within the police district of Maitland was opened on Saturday last, at the court house, East Maitland, before E. D. Day, Esq., chairman, with Captain Day and Captain Hungerford, assessors. Mr. MCurdy, the clerk of the bench, having been sworn to make true answers to all such questions as might be put to him touching the lists, presented to the chairman the list for the county of Northumberland, to which no objec- tions had been made, nor were there any claims. The list was therefore approved by the court. The clerk of the bench then presented the list for the county of Durham ; there were no objections to the original list, but there was a list of new claimants containing twenty-three names. Not an individual, however, out of the whole twenty-three, appeared in support of his c...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) PROOF OF CLAIMS. Saturday, May 6. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 May 1843
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) PROOF OF CLAIMS. Saturday, May 6. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; In the estate of William Dun, Paterson, settler, a second meeting: Charles Whitfield (wages), £9 10s; Kenny Morgan (wages), £8 9s; M. Keegan (wages), £5 3s 3d; the estate of S. Peek and Co., £132 6s 10d ; the estate of Thomas Gore and Co., £4101 Os 5d; F. Wilson, £918 ; G. Rattray, £127 11s 2d ; R. Bourne and Co., £116 2s 8d; IL Gordon, £29 11s 1d. The meeting allowed this insolvent to retain his furniture and wearing apparel. In the estate of William Court, High-street Maitland, publican, a second meeting: the Bank of Australia, £480. NEW INSOLVENTS. May 4.-Arthur Rotton, Singleton, farmer : debts, £222 9s 0½d; personal property, £139; outstanding debts, £52 17s 2d; balance defi- ciency, £30 11s 10½d. May 8.-John Richards, West Maitland : debts, £182 5s 10d ; assets, personal property £12 10s, outstanding debts £132 5s 9d ; balance deficien...
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 May 1843
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. No alteration has taken place during the week either in the prices of grain or flour. In fact, business altogether has been extremely dull, which is probably owing in a great measure to the attention of all parties being fixed upon electioneering matters, in the revision of the electoral list for the boroughs. Business in Sydney during the week has also been very limited. The cargo of sugar, per Louisa, from Manila, was offered for sale by Mr. S. Lyons, and bought in at £17 per ton. Credit seems to have been completely shaken, and what little business is done is either for cash or on the barter system. Vegetables still continue cheap and plentiful in Maitland. The new maize is daily coming into market, at from 2s. 3d. to 2s. 6d. per bushel. The prices of bread, meat, dairy produce, and fuel, appear to be stationary.
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 May 1843
IMPOUNDINGS. At Cassilis-One yellow cow, branded E, IM under, near rump, with red calf, unbranded; one yellow bullock, branded C off hip, other brands illegible; one black and white cow, brand supposed to be NI near hip, with red calf, unbranded ; one red bullock, branded 109, NIe over, off hip ; one strawberry steer, EB off ribs, EB near ribs; one red steer, branded JW, 8 over, near hip ; one red and white heifer, EB near hip, 5 off shoulder, HB off hip ; one red cow, branded WT off ribs, with red calf, un- branded; one red ox, branded WK off hip; one red and white ox, branded JT, I over, off hip ; one brown and white steer, unbranded; one yellow and white cow, PB conjoined off shoulder, with red calf, unbranded; one brindle ox, branded HX near ribs ; one brindle ox, branded S off ribs ; one red calf, with slit ear, unbranded ; one red calf, unbranded. If not duly released, will be sold, THOMAS BARNARD, Poundkeeper.
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. HOMEBUSH RACES. THIRD DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 May 1843
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. HOMEBUSH RACES. THIRD DAY. The Cumberland Cup, value £100, with a sweepstakes of £10 each ; heats, twice round and a distance. Mr. Rouse's Jorrocks, aged, 10 st. 1 1 Mr. Roberts's Quail, 4 years, 8 st. 11 lbs. 2, 2 Mr. Wallis's Blacklock, 6 yrs., 6st. 12 lbs. 3 d Both heats won easily. -Time-first heat, 5 min. 27 sec. ; second heat, 5 min. 32 sec. The Homebush Stakes of £5 each, with £75 added ; heats, once round. Mr. Bayley's Eclipse, 6 yrs., 9 st. 9 lbs. 1 Mr. Smith's Odipus, 3 yrs., 8 st.bol. Mr. Russell's Fleur-de-Lis,,3 yrs., 7st. 11 lbs.bol. The City Purse of £50, with a sweepstakes of £10 each ; one mile and a half. Major Hunter's Mentor, aged, 10 st. 1 lb. .. 1 Mr. Roberts's Attila, 3 yrs.,-8 st. 2 Mr. Smith's Blue Bonnett, Mr. Bayley's Escape, and Mr. Russell's Bonaparte, also started. Won by several lengths. Time, 3 min. The Beaten Stakes of £3 each, with £30 added ; one mile and a half. Mr. May's Litttle Wonder, 9 st. 1 Mr. Roberts's Attila, 8 st. 7...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. FRIDAY, MAY 5. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 13 May 1843
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. FIRDAY, MAY 5. His Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified, that he has appointed the under- mentioned gentlemen to be the returning officers of the following electoral districts of the colony, in virtue of the power vested in him by the 6th section of the Act of Council, 6 Victoria, No 16, namely : Camden, Charles Throsby, Esq. Northumberland, Edward Charles Close, Esq. Durham, Edward Johnstone, Esq. Gloucester, Macquarie, and Stanley, Phillip Parker King, Esq. Roxburgh, Phillip, and Wellington, James Thomas Morisset, Esq. Cook and Westmoreland, James Walker, Esq. Argyle, William Pitt Faithful, Esq. Murray, King, and Georgiana, John Richard Hardy, Esq., St. Vincent and Auckland, Thomas Braidwood Wilson, Esq. Port Phillip, George Frederick Berkley St. John, Esq., Parramatta, Gilbert Eliot, Esq. Cumberland Boroughs, Samuel North, Esq. Northumberland Boroughs, Edward Denny Day, Esq. IMPOUNDINGS. At Paterson, on the 28th April, the following cattle-One red...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 20 May 1843
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks, Storekeeper Cassilis, Mr. James Piper Dungog, Mr. Thomas Abbott Hinton, Mr. Robert Houshold, Postmaster Jerry's Plains, Mr. Magney, Robin Hood Inn Merton, Mr. William Everness Murrurundi, Mr. A. Wightman, White Hart Inn Muswellbrook, Mr. Edw. Bennett, Poundkeeper Newcastle, Mr. G. Felton Paterson, Mr. Wilkinson, auctioneer Raymond Terrace, Mr. J. Wort, Poundkeeper Scone, Mr. Thomas Dangar Singleton, Mr. A. Brown, postmaster Sydney, Mr. J. Sands, Stationer, George-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 Morthumberland, New South Wales.
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 20 May 1843
TERMS. The "Maitland Mercury" ispublished every Saturday morning. The terms of subscription are :-In Maitland and Morpeth Is. Gd. per quarter, if paid in advance 6s. Gd. ; in Sydney and the country 8s. per quarter, if paid in advance Is. The quarters end on the 31st March, 20th June, 30th September, and 31st 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 (nine lines) and under, 3s. Gd., and Is. per inclt 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...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 20 May 1843
XKE.&IT.LAN3> PRICE CURRENT. £ s. d. Ale and Pot ter, per hogshead .... 6 10 0 Dunbar's, per dozen. 0 15 0 Annatto, per lb.7s to 0 10 0 Beer, Hunter brewery, per hogshead 2 5 0 Bread, per loaf of 4 lbs.6d to 0 0 7 Bricks, per 1000 . 1 0 0 Butcher's Meat : Beef, per lb - 0 0 2 Mutton, ditto. 0 0 2 Pork, ditto. 0 0 5 Veal, ditto. 0 0 5 Butter, fresh, per lb. 0 16 Calf Skins, each . 0 2 6 Candles, mould, per lb. 0 0 8 Dip, per lb. 0 0 8 Cheese, per lb. 0 0 10 Coal, per ton. 0 13 0 Coffee, per lb. 0 1 0 Currants, Zante, per lb . 0 1 0 Eggs, per dozen. 0 1 4 Firewood, per load . 0 4 0 Flour: (Nicholson'sMills, for cash) First quality, per 100 lbs. 0 15 0 Second, ditto. 0 13 0 Ration, ditto. 0 11 0 Bran, ditto. 0 5 0 (At Portus's Mills, for cash) First quality, per 100 lbs. 0 15 0 Second, ditto. 0 13 0 Ration, ditto. 0 12 0 Bran, ditto. 0 5 6 Fruit: Oranges, per dozen ..Is. to 0 2 0 Lemons, per dozen . 0 0 6 Grain : Wheat, per bushel. 0 4 0 Maize, ditto.2s 2d to 0 2 6 Oats, Der...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 20 May 1843
Mr. A. W. Scott's Committee. " Unity is strength." THE following Gentlemen have consented to act as a Committee for the return of Mr. Scott for the Representation of the North- umberland Boroughs : Messrs.— Messrs.— Jos. Chambers Stark R. Johnson J. Scott R. Smith P. J. Cohen Tuck N. Hart Glew Hudson &nbsp; Galway M. Richardson Plaistowe Rouse Walthall &nbsp; Steele Shaw Ranclaud Lee Kemp H. Tucker Lapier Pender Dr. Wilton Carruthers Messrs.— Campbell Reynolds Sloan Norton Green Beck A. P. Foster Groves W. Eckford Buxton J. Whittel Flood Ward Tighe J. Ledsam Lawson Crofton Hannell Samuel Cohen Perry Mutlow W. Scott Taylor Roberts Harrington Usher William Payne Davies Robert Cottrell Jackson Daniel Morgan Bolton Edmund Mulcahey Dr. Brooks James Stilsby Messrs.— A. Ross J. Clarke Brett Jos. Shaw J. Scott Bridges Robins Shandley Jesse Pullen Graham Alexander Welsh Latham John Saunders Croasdill David Cameron Henderson Thomas Grace Hainshaw Thomas Ashton Harrison Robert ...