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THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1843. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
THE MAITLAND MERCURY, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1843. IN returning once more to the considera- tion of the tenant system in this country, we acknowledge ourselves astonished at the apathy of the public and the silence of the press upon a subject so intimately con- nected with the future welfare and happi- ness of the colony. Except in a letter signed "Aristides," addressed to the Australasian Chronicle, and a brief allu- sion in the Herald to the liberality of certain proprietors of land in the neigh- bourhood of Port Macquarie, we have been unable to trace the smallest indication of any interest being felt upon the subject among those who have assumed the highly arduous and responsible duties which devolve upon the directors of public opinion. We are not less grieved than astonished at this indifference, for the subject is one in which the interference of the press is required in order to assist the public mind &nbsp; to a correct judgment. In the bustle of life and eager pursuit o...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, May 18. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, May l8. In the estate of William Heugh and David Logan, Maitland, a third meeting :-The estate of Duke and Co, £80 ; L. Foreman, £20 0s 2d ; William Hutchinson, £71 5s. Friday, May 19. In the estate of John William Penn Blick, of Belmont, Hunter River, a single meeting: Joseph Vickery, £16 0s 6d ; N. Bushby, £16 15s 6d ; James Tegg, £3 13s 6d ; Kemp and Fairfax, £8 2s 3d ; James Melville, £461 14s 11d ; S. A. Bryant, £183 14s 9d ; E. Salamon, £21 13s. Monday, May 22. (Before E. D. Day, Esq., Commissioner.) In the estate of John Richards, West Mait- land, blacksmith, H. I. Pilcher (rent), £22 10s. In this estate Mr. James Solomon was ap- pointed trustee, (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) In the estate of William Crawford, Dungog, storekeeper;-Thomas Perkins, £201 9s 6d (not allowed) ; J.T. Hughes, £1 5s 6d ; J. J. Mouritz, £8 11s. NEW INSOLVENTS. MAY 23.-Frederick William Platt, Morpeth...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. STATE OF THE GAOL.-The following was the state of her Majesty's gaol on Wednesday last : -For trial, males 37, females 3 ; for other sta- tions, males 7 ; under sentence to hard labour, males 4, females 5 ; in the cells, males 4 ; debtors, male 1, female 1 ; confines, males 12, female 1 ; for assignment, females 19 ; total, males 65, females 28. In hospital, males 2, females 6. DEATH FROM DROWNING.-On Saturday last an unfortunate man named Samuel Taylor, free by servitude, being in a dreadful state of intoxi- cation, jumped from a boat lying at the wharf to recover his hat, which had blown into the water, and was drowned, before any assistance could be obtained, although he was but a few yards from the steps. Such was the helpless state in which he was that he was not observed even to struggle in the water. POLICE OFFICE.-On Wednesday last Japhet Coats, a prisoner in the stockade, was brought before the bench, charged...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN-Some discussions having lately taken place amongst parties in this district inter- ested in the contemplated district councils of the colony, implying misconceptions as to their appointments and duties, I shall, in common with many others, feel obliged by your affording your readers an exposition of those matters in as early a number of the Mercury as your kind ness and convenience will permit. -I am, gen tlemen (sednolo episcopari), ] AUSTRALIA. &nbsp; Wollombi, 20th May, 1843. &nbsp; [In our publication of February 18th we gave an abstract of that part of the Act of Parliament relating to the constitution and duties of the district councils. We will, however, recur to the subject at as early an opportunity as possible. EDS. M. M.]
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. We have again to report that business con- tinues dull in Maitland, where little or nothing is doing, either by buyers or sellers ; nearly all articles remain at the prices we quoted last week. Maize and wheat are without any alteration here, though we learn that in the Sydney market maize is looking up a little, there having been during the last two or three weeks a very scanty supply from the interior ; more than 2s. 6d. a bushel is not offered in Maitland at present, though a rise may be expected shortly if the demand in Sydney continues. In consequence of the new potatoes being brought into the market, there has been a fall in the price of this article of consumption, and potatoes may now be purchased at 4s. per cwt. Dairy produce, bread, meat, firewood, coal, and most other articles remain at our last quotations.
SYDNEY NEWS. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) Thursday evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
SYDNEY NEWS. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) Thursday evening. Matters are still as dull as ever, but the heaviness of the times was a little relieved by the rejoicings of yesterday, in honor of her Majesty's birthday. Electioneering remains as before, at a stand still, but I understand that Mr. J. R. Brenan is about to take a turn through the county of Cumberland in order to visit and encourage his supporters. I may remark here that when Mr. Brenan first commenced his canvass I enter- tained but little expectation of its ever proving successful, but since then he has met with so much support that I have but little doubt of his going in. There is no doubt, however, that he will be accompanied by Mr. J. Macarthur, whose interest among a very numerous body of the electors appears to be very strong. The bushrangers who have so long infested the Parramatta and Liverpool roads are still at large, and have actually robbed some drays this morning, although the police are in active pursuit of the...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
IMPOUNDINGS. Impounded at the West Maitland pound A chesnut horse, long switch tail, branded under the saddle near side QC conjoined, shoes on, rising five years old, damages 1s 6d ; ; a bullock, ears, neck, and rump red, the rest white, branded on the off rump EB conjoined, damages 1s ; a cow, red and white, marked in the off ear, branded on the ribs off side apparently TJ, has a dark red heifer calf by her side, not branded, damages 5s ; a red and white heifer, about eighteen months old, brand on the ribs off &nbsp; side not legible. If not duly released, will be sold. JOHN LEDSAM, Poundkeeper.
CULTIVATION OF BARLEY. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
CULTIVATION OF BARLEY. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN-I have been pleased to observe in several of the former numbers of your useful journal communications from persons interested in the improvement of agriculture, an art which must be ever held as the primary and fundamen- tal basis upon which all the other arts must be built, and by which they must be supported. The pleasing reflections which ever follow the study of this art have inspired most writers on agricultural subjects with a strong prepossession in its favour, and they have assigned to it a very high pre-eminence over all the other arts. I am happy to find that an agricultural society has been formed in this fertile district of our adopted land. I trust that the members of this society will persevere in their most laudable undertaking, and although many obstacles may appear in the way, that they will not cease until their endeavours shall have been crowned with success. I am happy also to observe the op...
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN-The theory is now fully estab- lished, in the profitable developement of the internal resources of a country, that without agriculture a colony must deteriorate, and become either a blank in the scale of nations, or merely a transitory, thinly populated grazing community. These facts being very conspicuous, the ques- tion yet remains very dubious, whether or not we will eventually become a great and populous nation, or merely a thinly populated country, producers of raw materials. Let us impartially review the geographical outlines of the colony, which will enable us to deduct inferences of vital importance. Of navigable rivers we are lamentably deficient. The Hawkesbury is the first worthy of notice. Towards the coast the river presents stupendous piles of irreclaimable mountain land. Advanc- ing inland, the banks of the river gradually develope spots worthy of being brought under tillage ; but the extent being so very limited, few ...
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
SYDNEY NEWS. The writs for the approaching elections are in course of preparation in the Colonial Secretary's office. The elections will take place between the 15th and 25th of June.-Herald. Several seizures of gunpowder have lately been effected by the water police upon the premises of some of the storekeepers in Sydney, for having a larger quantity in their stores than was allowed by law. Messrs. Fearnley and Co. have commenced the manufacture of sperm candles, which are said to be of a very superior description, and much cheaper than those imported. AUSTRALASIAN SUGAR COMPANY.-This com- pany, towards which we have often had the pleasure of expressing our good wishes, lias taken its place amongst the considerable com- mercial establishments of the colony. New connections in the interior have been formed, and the old are extending their transactions ; and those merchants who have consigned its produce to the Australasian colonies have re- ceived very favorable accounts of their shi...
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
PORT PHILLIP. By the arrival of the Hooghly, from India, via Swan River, Major Davidson and family have arrived to settle in the province. The Major brings out eleven Coolie servants, some Indian deer, an Indian cow, besides two splendid thoroughbred entire horses, and two mares of the same breed. A branch of one of the Melbourne banks is about being established in Portland. Mr. Pike, of the Weirriley, lately disposed of two hundred sheep at ten shillings per head. This is a considerable advance upon the late prices, and gives token of a general advance to- wards a more healthy state of affairs in grazing matters. Mr. Raymond has publicly announced his intention to withdraw from the contest for the representation of the borough of Melbourne. The sale of sixteen lots of crown land, as ad- vertised, situated on the Yarram Creek, Indented Head, about fourteen miles from Geelong, took place on Wednesday last, at the Survey Office. There was only one lot sold, consisting of 234 acres, to...
BRITISH EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
BRITISH EXTRACTS. HINTS FOR COLONIAL WINE GROWERS.-The Cape wines have been long noted for their general earthy taste and inferior flavour, which a naval officer remedied by grape growing upon espaliers instead of annual stump-shoots ; to which "system the attention of French cham- pagne growers has been lately attracted, finding the espalier wines to be of superior flavour to the others. Three causes seem to operate in producing this superiority : firstly, the greater height of the espalier grapes above the soil renders them less liable to injury by blowing dust or rain soil-splashings, which generally in- jure more at the Cape than elsewhere, from the showers there being so heavy, the soil so light, and the wind so gusty ; secondly, the sap has a greater distance to move before reaching the espalier fruit, by which it is more effectively purified from its grosser particles ; thirdly, the espalier rows, when contrary to the direction of the prevailing wind, afford a better mutual p...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 27 May 1843
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. The undermentioned prisoners of the crown have obtained tickets of leave since the last day of publication : County of Brisbane.-Scone. Duff Michael, alias Duffy, Caroline County of Durham. Kilpatrick John, Lord Melville Sloey Charles, Aurora , , Dungog. Gay John, Emma Eugenia Bayson Edward, Lord Lynedoch &nbsp; &nbsp; County of Northumberland. &nbsp; Halchkin Clos, Albion Hughes Matthew, Lord Lynedoch &nbsp; &nbsp; Woods Thomas, Malabar Newcastle. Penny Joseph, Roslyn Castle The undermentioned female prisoners have obtained tickets of leave since the last day of publication : County of Northumberland.-Maitland. McManus Catherine, Margaret McDonald Jean, Planter Thornton Rose, Margaret The tickets of leave belonging to the under- mentioned prisoners of the crown have been cancelled for the reasons stated opposite their respective names : Adams William, Lady Harewood, stealing and unlawfully slaughtering a bullock ; Merton b...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 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, poundkedper Newcastle, Mr. G. Felton Patersonj Mr. Wilkinson, auctioneer Raymond Terrace, Mr. Hutchinson, schoolmaster 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 Northumberland; New South Wales.
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] RAYMOND TERRACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] RAYMOND TERRACE. IRRAWANG POTTERY.-We sometime ago noticed an advertisement which appeared in the columns of the Mercury, stating that another home manufacture, and one of a most legitimate character, was about commencing on the Hun- ter ; viz., the pottery at Irrawang, near Ray- mond Terrace, where it is said the clay is of a very superior description for the purposes of such a manufacture. We understand the works will be carried on to such an extent as to meet the demands of the whole colony for brown and yellow domestic pottery ware, and also for the supply of the neighbouring colonies, by means of the vessels coming to Newcastle for coal. We shall endeavour to visit the works when they are in full operation, and give your readers every information on the subject. WINE.-We would call the attention of your readers, particularly of those who are disposed to encourage our colonial productions, to the fact that really good wine, ...
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
TERMS. The " MAITLAND MERCURY " is published every Satw day morning. The terms of subscription are:-In Maitland and Morpeth Is. Gd. per quarter, if paid in advance 6.s. Gd. ¡ in Sydney and the country 8s. per quarter, if paid in advance 7s. ,The quarters end on the 31st March, 30th 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 jpaper through i an agent will be required to pay in advance, or to give a refeience to some, party in Maitland. The charges for advertisements are :-For the first inch of space (nine lines) and under, 3s. 6d., and Is. per inch 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 withdiawal or alteration of advertisements can be attended to. Adver- tisements will be...
MAITLAND RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
MAITLAND RACES. Our sporting friends were put on the qui vive by the arrival of a race-horse from Sydney, ge- nerally said to be old Jorrocks, on Tuesday last, and great was the anxiety to get a look at this game old racer; he looks in first rate condition. Should this be true, it is probable that he has this time got his work cut out, and that he will find a formidable rival in Harry Lorrequer, which is certainly the most racing like colt that has for some time appeared on the Maitland turf. Every thing promises well for firstrate sport. There are now fifteen horses in training in the town and immediate neighbourhood ; and by yesterday's steamer Marchioness, Mentor, and Peri, arrived from Sydney. We have thus the three best horses that ran at the last Homebush races-Jorrocks, Mentor, and Marchioness-if performance may be taken as a test of quality. There are three two-year-olds (all by Gratis) here at present to meet Peri, the winner of the two-year-old stakes at Homebush. The race...