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TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 9 November 1840
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. Sir,— The Courier of last .week brought us two com munications from persons not very jriendly to the prin 'cipal and object of the Temperance' Society.1 When'7! r read those communications, a recollection was revived in my mind of something wbich one of the speakers at the late Temperance meeting said about using moral force with those persons who do not unite in promoting an efficient .temperance reioimauon among our country men. And I was more than convinced that moral force can have no power where there is no moral feeling. If we want moral force, we had it in the Archdeacon's Temperance address, for I am persuaded that though there may be many public speakers who excel the Arch deacon in the force of eloquence, yet few can be found who equal him in moral force and energy. But we cannot expect that persons in whom an interested or a fleshy feeling predominates over moral feeling, will ever IK llluuu luuveu uy auy uiuiai luiue luttl Can ue ...
QUEEN VICTORIA. ( Continued from our last. ) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 9 November 1840
QUEEN VICTORIA. - ' (Continued from our last.) What a delightful season is youth ! Ht-\v full of hope, joy, and sunshine ! The gay and elastic spirits, then like the painted butterflies of spring, skim along, tasting and enjoying the honey dew in every flower of life/ Wise is ibe aged man,- if he can forget his own cares, In contemplating as in a mirror, reflected from the occupations ana aiuuseuieius ui me young, those brilliant colours thajt.no longer shine over his own path; if- he -caiii find a solace to his growing infirmities, in beholding the generation that is succeeding him, pursuing the same bright and afry bubbles that so long were the objects of h$ own desires. He who can do this, with the chastened smile of benevolence upon his features, is indeed in possession of the true philosopher's stone ; he has perpetual riches, and never-dying youth in his treasury. The crowns of sovereigns have ever been repre sented as weighing heavy on the brow of their owners. ' We all affec...
HOBART TOWN GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 9 November 1840
BOSABT TOWN GAZETTE. Tenders are invited for a vessel for the conveyance to Gravesend of 20 men, 10 women, and 13 children, of the 51st regiment. Also, fur from 30,000 to 40,000 lbs. of Irish pork — tenders will be received at the Commis sariat Office, until 11th instant ? Messrs. M'Cabe and Smith have dissolved partnership. — A quantity of un claimed property is advertised to be sold by Mr. Francis at the Police Office, on the 18th instant.
POLICE REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 9 November 1840
POLICE REPORT. A great number of drunkards have come to town this week, and have been freely disposed of at 5s. per head. They are anything but steady, and inferior sam ples have fallen very much. The transactions, though numerous, are not sufficiently interesting to induce us to place many of them on record. fair to become a great ornament amongst the Port Arthur boys at Point Puer, was for the third time during the space of a few weeks, fined 5s. for being drunk. This gentleman, with an aristocratical air, once informed the Bench that his Papa, who was a magistrate at home, never considered a man drunk so long as he could manage to get home. This would make an excellent sum in the rule of two—' If a person who can walk home is not drunk, what sort of thing is a sober man ?' John Edward Parr, a ticket-of-leave man, was charged by Mr. Thorn, of the coach and horses, with em bezzlement The prosecutor had often missed bottles of gin, &c, which he suspected were stolen by the p...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 9 November 1840
SALES BY AUCTION, CHESTNUT GELDING. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr. J. C. Underwood, At the yards of Mr. Britton Jones, Franklin Vil lage, near Launceston, on TUESDAY, the 17th instant, at 12 o'clock precisely, or immediately after the sale of stock, already advertised, A POWERFUL 4-year-old Chesnut Gelding, by Mr. Gibson's horse, out of a Clydesdale &nbsp; mare. Terms. — Three months credit on an approved en dorsed bill. 300 Prime Ewe and Wether Lambs. On Wednesday, the 11th Instant. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr. J. C. Underwood, On WEDNESDAY; the 11th instant, at 12 o'clock, or immediately after the sale of sheep already ad vertised, at the yards of Britton Jones, Franklin Village, 300 PRIME Ewes and Wether Lambs, the whole of which are fat and large carcass, &nbsp; being a cross between Leisester and South Down. Terms.— Three months credit on approved en dorsed bills. &nbsp; &nbsp; To Butchers, Farmers and Others. &nbsp; STALL-F...
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 9 November 1840
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9. The Legislative Council has been dissolved— would that we could add—to meet no more. &nbsp; The Road Act passed on the 5th November, and the Bothwell Church Bill was withdrawn. On Thursday, the Lieutenant-Governor, accom- panied by Lady FRANKLIN and suite, laid the foundation stone of a new Government House, to be built on the Government Domain, Hobart Town. The last arrival from England, brings the draft of the New Constitution for New South Wales, which is to be extended exclusively to that Colony, and in the benefits or evils of which Van Diemen's Land is to have no participation. The Legislative Council is to consist of thirty six members, twelve of whom are to be appointed by the Government, and twenty-four elected by the people. No person to be entitled to vote unless possessed of a freehold of the clear value of five hundred pounds, or a householder to the value of ten pounds annually. In fact, then, all free persons above t...
THE MARKETS [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 16 November 1840
THE DXA.RS.STS. The prospects of the wheat holders sink lower and lower. ' Wheat at. Sydney is 5s. per. bushed, and the four pound loaf is selling for 8d. ; first flour 21s. cwt., and not the least hope of an advance. W° can quote no alteration in the prices of this side of the island. So long as the Government stores are open at 7s. 6d. per bushel, that will be the current price, hut the moment they are closed the figure will be something lower.
Ship Mails. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 16 November 1840
Ship mails. To CALCUTTA, by Sea Horse, via Hobart Town, on Monday, 16th instant. To ENGLAND, by Marianne, via Hobart Town, on Thursday, 19th instant. To PORT PHILLIP, by lamar, on Saturday, 21st instant.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 16 November 1840
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. Sib.— Owing, as I suppose, Mr. Editor, to constitutional indolence, or perhaps to diffidence in my own abilities, and having but little literary vanity, I feel an almost unconquerable reluctance to offer my ideas for publica tion, on any of the floating subjects of the day. But having perused a letter in your last paper, on the subject of temperance societies, signed ?' Moderation,' which, as I think, contains observations which ought not to pass unnoticed; 1 feel a strong inclination, for once, to over come my wonted apathy. Not but that 1 coincide with Moderation on several of his observations, more especially in regard to the absurdities which were spouted by the leading speakers at the recent meeting in the Infant School ; but it appears to me that the intrinsic claims of a subject so important to the community as that of tern perance. ought to be carefully appreciated, independently of the fooleries and foibles of those who presume to tr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 16 November 1840
SPLENDID ESTATE, OF 14,000 ACRES, FOR SALE. THE BEAUTIFUL and Well-known Estate of DOUGLAS1 PARK, lately the property of the deceased Dr. Pearson, situated about 1£ miles from the thriving township ef Campbell Town. An accurate survey of the Estate is presently going on, and when completed, the exact number of acres will be made known in future advertisements. An Elegant Freestone House, and a Garden of 5 acics, (which has no equal in the island), with a 10 feet Brick Wall, have been erected within ihese two years. The greater part of the purchase money may re.nain upon the Property, at the usual per centage, and for any number of years as may be agreed upon. The Stock and Household Furniture may be had at a valuation, or not, as the purchaser may incline. Further particulars may be had by applying to the Proprietor, Mr. John Pearson, Douglas Park, Campbell Town. September 30th, 1840. FARMS TO LET, IN THE DISTRICT OF WESTBTTRY. npO BE LET, for a term of years, to respectable '? tena...
POLICE REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 16 November 1840
POLICE REPORT. The market of offences is this week very depressed, no transactions in the felony line, beyond a few sales of rum, the particulars of which we do not yet desire to make mblic. A large importation of drunkards took place on Monday, in consequence of tvhich the stocks were continually on the rise. Assaults are a perfect drug, no one will have them, some few have been given away, but of a very inferior sort. John Basset was charged with allowing a transported offender, named Ellis, to be on his premises for the purpose of tippling. The defendant appeared to be one of those kind of men who rely upon the Magna Charta to pull them through every difficulty. He began at first by staling something about the glorious constitu tion and the birthright of an Englishman ;*it was the pride and envy of the whole world; under it all grades and ranks of people could find protection from tyranny and oppression. By that holy and righteous law, it is distinctly made known, put forth, publ...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 16 November 1840
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. We have received South Australian papers, to the 30th of October, the day appointed for the first election of the Oouncilmen for the Adelaide Corporation. Our friends in the sister colony are highly indignant that any attempt should have been made to induce emigrants to leave the settlement, which they consider is an attempt to defraud the Emigration Fund. Mr. Charles Boucher has received an official intima tion from the Directors of the British and A us tralasian Bank, that he no longer possesses their confidence, and therefore has no further connec tion with the establishment. An aggravated outrage had been committed by the natives at Port Lincoln, in the murder of a boy, about ten years of age ; the following is the official account of the affair. — Port Lincoln, October 7th, 1840. Sir, — As the Emu is waiting only for Mr Eyre's dis patches, and it is uncertain if you will be able to hear from the Resident Magistrate by this mail, I consider it my duty to forward...
QUEEN VICTORIA. (Continued from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 16 November 1840
QUEEN VICTORIA. ( Continued from our lastj ' Look your Majesty,' said one of the voting ladies, ' the doctor's boy has broken all his phials ! there rolls the pill-box ! Now, I am sure poor ? will hang himself in— in Lord R ? 's old blue ribbon when he knows what has happened. So fastidious as he is, too !' ' What has happened ?' enquired the queen, laughing from mere sympathy. ' How frightened the poor boy stands ; where does he come from ?' 'From the apothecary's, madam; and all that horrid stuff was intended for the stomach of ihe devoted page,' said one of the young girls. ' For what iniquity,' demanded the queen, is he to bs so tormented ? I knew not that he had been ill. There boy, pick up your mix tures, and tell your master they are all safe de livered.' ' But only think how shocked the page will be,' cried Miss M ? , ' when he knows that your Majesty has gazed upon all these precious phials. ~.' And tite boxes of pills into the bar gain,' said another, bursting out again in...
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 16 November 1840
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16. The discussions on the New Constitution Bill, cannot but remind tlie reader of the fable about an old man and his ass, who, it will be recollected most signally failed in a laudable attempt to please every body he met, until at last he be came fatigued by exertion and wearied with re peated disappointments; and in tbe end, the unfortunate donkey fell a victim to his master's kindness, rolled into the river and was drowned. Now, whether the Bill or its critisisers are to supply the place of the donkey, it would not be polite in us to determine ; but the startling vari eties of notes, comments and opinions, so hastily put forth by our contemporaries, most forcibly calls the fable and its moral to our recollection. Such is the difference between them, that it must be evident, that to please every man is a moral impossibility ; but we fear that a much worse conclusion than this will be ? drawn from the extraordinary diversity of opinion. May ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 16 November 1840
For London, direct. &nbsp; THE fast-sailing A t barque MONA, &nbsp; 200 tons, William Milligan com &nbsp; mander, has her dead weight ready for &nbsp; shipment, and will be despatched with out delay. A few cabin passengers can be com board, to CONNOLLY & CO., or HENTY & CO. Launceston, October 24. &nbsp; FOR PORTLAND BAY. THE fine fast-sailing A 1 schooner &nbsp; MINERVA, 110 tons, JAS. FAWTHROP commander, daily expected will com &nbsp; mence loading immediately on her arrival For freight or passage, apply to HENTY & Co Launceston, October 21. &nbsp; Sffi-dL x' . /TqoSTINA, A. 1, burtlien ^^SUlk 300 tons, Wm. Perry commander 'yJQKl Sr The sailing qualities of this vessel accommodations, apply to ^ D0WN & Co. October 31. ? . ? i^XtFORTI^NDB*Y7 x-~ ON her return from Port Philip, which yBBffllA MoEBAr master. The above ves aWfa a^^^^SMn SSJ a^r^ ^ residue of Mr. CaPe,Cimitere.street,)LaUm:e...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 16 November 1840
HO3AET TOWN GAZETTE. Wir.r.iAM Champ. Esq. is appointed Surveyorgene ral, and William Gunn, Esq. Chairman of the Com mission for investigating Titles to Land. A Mr. Veitch is appointed Postmaster at Perth, vice Mr. M'Dowell. INN AT AVOCA. TO BE LET, for such term of years, as may be agreed upon. That old established Inn, at Avoca, called THE GRAY'S ARMS, together with about 21, acres of Land, attached thereto. A License will be obtained should a suitable tenant offer. The House contains 17 rooms, with cellars, and no expense has been spared in rendering them complete and commodious. ALSO TO LET, — Those premises, consisting of a dwelling house, malt house, hrew house, eranary, stables and sheds, well qualified for immediate occupation as a brewery, together with about 2 1/2 acres of land, also attached to these premises. Application, if by letter post-paid, to be made to Mr. Charles Peters; or to Mr. Sloane, at &nbsp; Avoca. Avoca, November 10. Estate of Douglas Park. ^pROM ...
THE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 23 November 1840
THE KABEETE. Business generally is very dull. The immediate pe cuniary pressure fully accounts for this; T»ut money matters appears to be gradually getting easier. The nominal price of Wheat is 6s. per bushel; but consi derable quantities of wheat and flour have come into town within these few days, for which there are no pur chasers. The Commissariat department have declined iwpivinir nhsat fnr thr- nrpspnt at the notified rate of 7s. bd. per G4 lbs. Wholesale prices of articles of general consumption have not varied materially. Pork £6 per barrel ; Stout, £ 5 5s. per hogshead ; Bottled Beer, Us. per dozen ; Brandy, Ss. 6d. per gallon ; Kum, 5s. to 5s. 6d. per gal!on ; Case Gin, 22s. ; Soap, £45 per ton; Sugar (Mauritius), ±'32; Manilla, ±'24; Tea, .£11 per chest; Cape Wine, £13 per 100 gallons. In Barley and Oats, nothing has been done lately. A reduction has been made in the price of meat Mutton is now selling at 6d. per pound by the carcase, and Beef 6d. per pound by thfi quarte...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 23 November 1840
For iondon, direct. ^C*- Til E fast-sailinsr A 1 barque MONA, JyjiS^ 200 l?j^* William Milugab cora f^4E^» mander, has her dead weight ready for ^aigisifos shipment, and will be despatched with out delay. A few cabin passengers can be com fortably accommodated. For freight or .-passage apply to the Captain, on board, to ;***' CONNOLLY & CO., or HENTY & CO. Launceston, October 24. ForlONDON,to SAIL in JANUARY. --g_ THE splendid new British-built - J$^tk shiP AGOST1NA, A. 1, burthen -jtfwjgy 300 tons, Wm. Perry commander. -laB3w The sailing qualities of ihis vessel areTein^otvh. The greater part of her cargo is engaged, and as she takes no oil, it renders her very desirable for a wool cargo. FoV terms of freight or passage, having superior accommodations, apply to ^ ^^ & ^ October 31. vrooii. TH E Undersigned will be happy to advance unon. or purchase of the present clip. v ' J. DOWN & Co. Launceston,' Oct 24. FLOUK, FINE and Seconds Flour, always on Sa...
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 23 November 1840
THE UUNCESTOU COURIER MONDAV, NOVEMBER 23. Our report of the Meeting of Magistrates for settling the Jury List, will be scarce! \- in telligible to those who are unacquainted wit]] the fact, that for many years past our Magis terial corps has been bitterly divided upon the important question, whether the title of esquire ought to bn conceded to all who are in titled to it by courtesy, or merely to those who can insist upon it as a right. It must be borne in mind that upon this decision depends the extension or limitation of the special jury list, none but merchants, Bank directors, and esquires being eligible to sit as jurors iu special cases. In older, however, to lay the whole matter clearly before our readers, and to render our remarks the better understood, we must briefly refer to the well remembered meeting of last year. Upon that occasion the discussion was most violent on both sides, but the liberal and un official Magistrates came off triumphant. It was then moved by Major ...
Ship Mails. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 23 November 1840
SMp Malls. To PORT PHILLIP, per Tamar, This Day, at 10 o'clock. m To SYDNEY, per William, This Day. To ADELAIDE, per Challenger, on Thursday, the 26th instant. To ENGLAND, per Emu, via Hobart Town, on Monday, the 30th instant.