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THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1843. THE ABORIGINES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
THE MAITLAND MERCURY, SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1843. THE ABORIGINES. VAGUE rumours are afloat in the town of new depredations having been committed by the natives among the stations to the northwest. We have not received any positive information, but there is reason to dread that the mischief has broken out in a quarter which has been hitherto quiet, and where the blacks are extremely nu- merous. It is not reported that any human lives have yet been sacrificed ; the attacks have so far been confined to cattle and horses ; for it is part of the plan of these fellowes, and it shows the premeditated and systematic manner in which they set about the work of plunder, to dismount the stockmen, in order that they may be able to pursue and slaughter the cattle at their leisure, and with complete impunity. &nbsp; It is time for the stockowners to take up this matter with so much decision and firmness that the government will be com- pelled to do its duty, and protect the lives and propertie...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. Friday, May 26. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. Friday, May 26. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) In the estate of William Crawford, Dungog, storekeeper, a second meeting:-David Jones and Co., £10 ; Chambers and Holden, £30 9s 9d ; Henry Johnson and Samuel Mathews, £422 17s 3d ; Henry Johnson, £66 16s 1d. Saturday, May 27. (Before E. D. Day, Esq., Commissioner.) In the estate of Arthur Rotton, Singleton, farmer, a second meeting :-S. Owen and Co., £24 8s; Fredrick William Thrum, £8 4 6½d. In this estate Mr. James Solomon was appointed trustee. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) In the estate of Richard Scougall, a third meeting:-Thomas Dangar, 10s 4d; J. S. Parker, £38 14s 2d ; William Pendray, £29 4s ; B. Samuda, £20 17s 6d; Gilchrist and Alex- ander, £10 13s 2d ; Hunter River Auction Com- pany, £1863 0s 1½d ; J. B. Rundle, £86 5s. In the estate of Alexander Livingstone, Bow- thorne, Hunter River, settler, a third meeting: -John Daly, £25 8s 4d ; Richard Dawson, £43 9s 10d ; ...
FIGHT AMONGST THE ABORIGINES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
FIGHT AMONGST THE ABORIGINES. On Tuesday last a great number of the aborigines, amounting to more than a hundred men, women, and children, passed through the town to Campbell's Hill, for the purpose of holding a corrobery. It was evident from their manner that they were two hostile parties, and that one was somewhat suspicious of the other. They encamped at different places on the hill, near the old Black Swan, and held their corro- bery during the night. One party consisted of the Maitland tribe, and a few of the Sugar Loaf, Wollombi, and Glendon tribes ; the other of the Port Stephens and Paterson tribes. About eight o'clock on Wednesday morning they commenced fighting in a paddock at the back of the Old Black Swan, and the Maitland tribe and their friends were driven by the others to a paddock near Mr. Pilcher's house. Here the Maitland tribe rallied, and the noise they made attracted the attention of several of the residents in the neighbourhood, who repaired to the scene of act...
SYDNEY NEWS. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) Thursday evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
SYDNEY NEWS. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) Thursday evening. A public meeting took place this afternoon in the settler's wing of the George-street market, for the purpose of taking into consideration the unequal mode of assessment adopted by the city council. The chair was taken by Mr. Al- derman Allen, by whom, as alderman of the ward (Brisbane), the meeting had been convened ; and who proceeded to open the business with the usual exhortation to give the speakers a quiet and patient hearing, an exhortation, by the bye, which met in this instance the fate which usually attends it, viz., total neglect ; for in my whole life I never heard a more noisy meeting than the one of which I am now writing. The first resolution (which merely asserted the inequality and injustice of the assessment) was moved by Mr. Wells, the sur- veyor, who read a massive written speech, which descanted largely upon all the modes of assess- ment, both ancient and modern, that the speaker or writer (whichever you p...
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. GRAIN, &C-The prices of all kinds of grain, flour, and bread remain without any alteration since our last; there is very little of either wheat or maize at present in the market, but the latter has a tendency downwards, if anything. BUTCHERS' MEAT.-On Saturday last a meet- ing of butchers was held at Cox's Hotel, East Maitland, to consider upon raising the price of meat. The project was opposed by one of the principal butchers in East Maitland, and con- sequently it was not raised there, whilst in West Maitland it was raised 1d. per lb. On Wednes- day one of the East Maitland butchers raised his meat to his West Maitland customers, but lowered it again to 2d. on Thursday morning; the West Maitland butchers still continue the raised price, 3d., though we are not aware that any corresponding rise has taken place in the price of stock. Good sheep were sold in the beginning of the week for 5s. a head. DAIRY PRODUCE, &C.-Butter, eggs, milk, and poultry...
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. THIS DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. THIS DAY. The Sheriff, on Mr. Coulter's premises, East Maitland, at noon, draught horses, drays, &c. WEDNESDAY. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr. Ward, on the race course, the " Union" stage coach ; horses, mares, colts, &c.
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
IMPOUNDINGS. At the West Maitland pound, May 24-a red and white cow, marked in the off ear, branded on the rump and ribs off side either TS or TJ, on same shoulder an illegible brand, has a dark red heifer calf by her side, if branded not visible, damages 5s. ; a red and white heifer, thirteen months old, branded on the rump and ribs off side not legible, damages 1s. Also, on the 27th May-A working bullock, sides red, back, belly, and tail white, white in the face, tops cut off horns, branded on the near rump E, damages 1s. Also, on the 1st June-One heifer, sides red or brindled, back, belly, and tail white, about eighteen months old, if branded not visible, damages 6d. If not duly released will be sold. JOHN LEDSAM, Poundkeeper.
DISTRICT COUNCILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
DISTRICT -COUNCILS. A correspondent at the Wollombi having requested us to give an exposition of the "appointments and duties" of the District &nbsp; Councils, we give below a brief abstract of such portion of the Act of lhe Imperial Parliament as relates to the establishment of these councils. The Act of Parliament provides that in the first instance these councils may be instituted by the Governor. In the 41st clause it is enacted "that it shall be lawful for the Governor, by let- ters patent, under the great seal of the colony of New South Wales, to incorporate the inhabitants of every county, or of such parts of counties, or other divisions as to him shall seem fit, to form districts for the purposes of this act; and by such several letters patent to establish a council in every such district for the government thereof." The act further provides that the members of the first district councils may be nominated by the Governor, but afterwards they are to be elected by the ...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
NEW ZEALAND. The Scotia, on her passage from Wellington to Port Nelson, put in at Manamatu, at which place she found a missionary schooner, late from Auckland, which reported that the barque Union had arrived, and had either brought out Major M'Donald, formerly Governor of Hon- duras, as Governor of New Zealand, or intel- ligence of such an appointment. The Nelson Examiner says, " Our intelligence from England is nearly two months later than the sailing of the Union, and yet we have never seen any report of such an appointment. If made, it must of course have taken place long before the death of Captain Hobson was known." It is said there will be more whaling esta- blishments this season than last at Cloudy Bay. There will be parties at Kains Bay, belonging to Mr. Wright ; at Ocean Bay, to Messrs. Wallace and Co. ; at Captain Cutler's Bay, to Mr. Lewyn, who will have boats engaged ; and at Evans and Gillett's, at Kapity, he will have four seven-oared boats. The government brig has m...
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
CHINA. By the' arrival of the Australasian Packet at &nbsp; Sydney on the 25th May, intelligence has been received from China to the 20th March. It was said that Sir Henry Pottinger had applied to the home government for his speedy recal, but it was thought the government would be unwilling to dispense with his services, and that the whole of the British naval and military force in China would be placed in his hands. Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm, with the ratified copy of the treaty, arrived at Hongkong on the 16th March. Letters from Canton, dated February 21st, state that rumours were afloat of another in- tended attack on the foreign factories, and that the house more immediately threatened was that of Messrs. Morrison and Thom, Chinese inter- preters. The attack was expected to have been &nbsp; made on the 21st, but according to letters of a later date everything had remained quiet. Up to the period of the Australasian Packet sailing there had been no disturbance, ...
INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
INDIA. Sir Charles Napier was some time ago sent with a force consisting of 2700 men, comprising a wing of H.M. 22nd regiment, the 1st, 24th, and 25th N. I., a troop of the 9th Bengal cavalry, ,and 12 guns, towards Hydrabad, to chastise some chiefs who had taken advantage of the Affghanistan troubles to neglect per- forming the treaties into which they had en- tered. These chiefs had 22,000-men and 15 guns, and were posted across the line to Hydra- bad; on Sir Charles coming up with them a sanguinary battle ensued, which continued for four hours. The army of the chiefs was ulti- mately dispersed, with the loss of 1000 killed and 4000 wounded. The whole of their guns were taken, and the camp burnt. They after- wards surrendered themselves, and gave up the keys of the city. The British had 234 killed and wounded.
IMPOUNDINGS. (From the Government Gazette.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
IMPOUNDINGS. (From the Government Gazette.) At Wollombi, on the 15th May-One yellow cow, with a male calf by her side, branded I W, W sideways on off rump, V, EB under, on off hip ; one red steer, no brand, a notch in near ear ; one yellow poley heifer, brand on off ribs not legible, a bit cut off near ear ; damages 6s. each. On the 16th-One yellow cow, branded IK near rump, C M off ribs, H off rump, notch near ear ; one dark brown, bull calf, no brand, about nine months old ; damages 1s. each. If the above cattle are not .released within 24 days from the above date, they will be sold. [10s. 9d. At .Black Creek, 23rd May-One red and white poley cow, branded U, x under, on near shoulder, TJ near rump, HOW off ribs ; one red and white steer, branded WS near rump, IQ near ribs ; one yellow and white cow, branded IH near shoulder, H near rump, IH, C over, 7 under, near ribs ; one yellow cow, branded TJ near rump, WB, WD under, near ribs ; one red and white cow, branded I H off rump, I H...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
MAITLAND PRICES CURRENT. £ s. d. Ale and Porter, 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 3 Mutton, ditto. 0 0 3 Pork,ditto...... 0 0 5 Veal, ditto..- 0 0 5 Butter, fresh, per lb..... 0 1 3 Calf Skins, each ..... 0 2 6 Candles, mould, per lb. 0 0 7 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Dip, per lb....0 0 0 Cheese, per lb..... 0 0 9 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'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 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 0 Fruit: Oranges, per dozen ..1s....
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
Notice. THE FRIENDS of MAJOR WENT- WORTH are requested to meet at Mr. Geo. Yeomans's, Northumberland Hotel, West Maitland, on Monday Evening, at Seven o'clock, on particular business. Friday, June 2, 1843. 451 AT a Meeting of A. W. Scott's, Esquire, Committee, it was resolved "That in the opinion of this meeting, the late &nbsp; meeting held at Mr. Court's, at which no emi- grant was allowed to attend, is not recognised by any of Mr. Scott's Committee, and that they consider it highly disrespectful to the voters of the Northumberland Boroughs." Committee Rooms, 30th May, 1843. 444 Notice. ALL Persons having any Claims against Mr. Scott's Committee are requested to send the accounts to Mr. J. Chambers, Solicitor, for the purpose of being audited and liquidated. Committee Rooms, 30th May, 1843. 445 LL persons having CLAIMS on the late _Firm of Messrs. Clode and Co. are requested to send in their accounts to the office of Mr. Chambers ; and all parties indebted to the said Firm...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
To tlie Independent Electors of the Boroughs of East and West Maitland and Newcastle. GENTLEMEN-In presenting myself as a Candidate for the honour of your sup- &nbsp; port at the approaching Election, I consider it proper to give you an outline of my principles. I am a friend to civil and religious liberty, and an enemy to all intolerance. I am for diffusing the blessings of education as widely as possible amongst the people. I am for the most rigid economy in every department of the government. I shall co-operate with the friends of the country in endeavouring to get rid of the civil list, and to establish the right of appropriating as well as of raising the public revenue. This endeavour failing, I shall contend that the territorial revenue be conceded to us as an equivalent, on the same principle as it has been conceded ia Canada. Seeing that the district councils created by the new Act of Parliament will entail a heavy local expenditure on the country districts, for impr...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 3 June 1843
ENGLISH NEWS. English news up the 18th January has been received at Port Phillip, by the Parkfield, which arrived at that port on the 16th May, having left Plymouth on the 19th January. Below will be found an abstract of such news as has come to hand, but as the mail for Sydney had been put on board the Lady St. Kilda, which left Port Phillip a day or two after the arrival of the Parkfield, some additional intelligence may be looked for when she reaches Sydney. The Queen was in good health ; her accouche- ment was expected to take place eariy in March. The court was at Claremont on the 6th January. Parliament was to assemble on the 2nd of February. It was said that no alteration was contemplated in the corn laws by her Majesty's government during the session. &nbsp; The great seal was fixed to the Chinese treaty on the 31st December, and Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm left England with it on the 6th of January. Sir Charles Bagot, the Governor General of Canada, was very ill, and...
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 June 1843
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. The Sheriff, on Mr. Adair's premises, on the Paterson, at one, cattle, mares, &c. TUESDAY. Mr. A. Dodds, at the Union Hotel, East Maitland, at twelve, cattle and brood mares. WEDNESDAY. Mr. A. Dodds, on the farm of John Ferguson, Dunmore, at twelve, farming and other effects. FRIDAY. Mr. A. Dodds, on the farm of Arthur Rotton, Coombo, at twelve, farming effects, &c.
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 June 1843
IMPOUNDINGS. At Merton, on the 7th June, from Mr. Bet tington's, Piercefield-A red bullock, branded KH off shoulder, notch off ear, apparently IP near shoulder. If not duly released, will be sold. H. STENT, Poundkeeper. (From the Government Gazette.) At Patrick's Plains, Singleton, on the 22nd May-One grey horse, inclining to a roan, branded A on the near shoulder, dark points. If the above horse is not claimed on or before the 24th June, he will be sold. [9s.
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 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. Maguey, 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. 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.
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. PRIME COST OF WHEAT IN SYDNEY FROM VALPARAISO. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 10 June 1843
ORXGINAX CORRESPONDENCE. PRIME COST OF WHEAT IN SYDNEY FROM VALPARAISO. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN-Believing that no statement of the cost of wheat, imported into this colony from Valparaiso, has appeared in any of the news- papers, I shall endeavour to show for the benefit of those interested, in that subject the actual cost of the article landed on the wharf in Sydney. The price last June, free on board, in Chilli was two dollars and a half per fanega, which (at the exchange of 3s. 9d. per dollar Per bushel. . s. d. Is equal to.'.. 3 3J Freight (£4 4s. per"tori), primage, and insurance.~. 2 5}¡ Interest, import duty, customs charges, expenses of .landing, commission on effecting sale* &c. 1 6 Making a total of. 7 1 It therefore appears evident from the above statement that the Chillians cannot compete to advantage with this country in the growth of wheat. I shall be glad if this letter should induce any one more recently acquainted with the prices at...