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MAURITIUS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 23 April 1842
MAURITIUS. SUGAR. — The market during the week has been extremely dull. About 10,000 bags were put up to public competition, but, purchasers holding back, no parcel was disposed of in that way. 3048 bags of fine and good descriptions, and about 2000 bags of syrups were sold by private contract at the following prices, the former as will be per- ceived at a reduction of 23 cents, per 100 lbs. :— 2548 bags fine yellow 7 drs. cts, per 100lbs. 170 " fine grey 6 ,, 85 ,, ditto 330 " low ditto 4 ,, 50 ,, ditto 3048 bags. Syrups, 1st quality 4 ,, 15 ,, ditto Ditto 2nd ditto 3 ,, 70 ,, ditto Ditto 3rd ditto 3 ,, 40 ,, ditto
AGRICULTURE. (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 23 April 1842
AGRICULTURE. &nbsp; From a Lecture by Mr. John Wells. (Continued.) This might appear to a man unacquainted with &nbsp; farming to make no difference, but I am sure any &nbsp; man that has seen land cropped in both ways must perceive the one is an improving system, while that of taking three corn crops after the turnips, is a system that must be condemned. I have much satisfaction in telling you that it is now very rarely adopted. I know full well it is laid down by some men that, two corn or white crops should never be taken in succession, perhaps on land that will grow with one ploughing a good crop of wheat, with little or no manure, and comparatively speaking, with little expense. I agree with them, it is the very best system ; but, if we look at the land in this neighbourhood, and set down the expence of lime and other mat- ters that is absolutely necessary to enable you to grow a fair crop of wheat, I am of opinion that unless the barley is taken between...
LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 23 April 1842
LAUNCESTON. WHEAT has been purchased at 5s. per bushel, cash ; but the sample was tipped. 5s. 6d. to 6s. may be quoted as the market price for a fair sam- ple, but there is little doing. BARLEY — English, from 5s. 6d. to 6s. per bushel ; Cape, 4s. 6d. ditto. OATS — feed, 4s. per bushel ; for seed, 5s. 0d. ditto. FLOUR — first quality, £18 ; second, £16 ; third, £14 per 2000lbs. Return of grain and flour exported from the port of Launceston, during the week ending 9th April 1842, inclusive — barley, 6 bushels ; oats, 1072 ditto ; wheat, 15 ditto ; flour, 18 tons. Return of grain and flour imported at the port of Launceston, during the week ending 9th April, 1842, inclusive — Nil. RUM. — 4s. per gallon may now be quoted as the market rate. BRANDY. — That on hand varies much in quality, and may be bought at from 4s. 6d. to 5s. 6d. per gallon : a very superior sample might sell a shade higher. SUGAR. — There is no Mauritius in the market in first hands. LONDON PORTER is advancing, and m...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 23 April 1842
SYDNEY. In the papers to the 31st ultimo there is no alteration in the state of the markets ; our former quotations therefore stand. The markets generally continue in an improv- ing state, with an upward tendency in most arti- cles of good quality — inferior are quite neglected — although the amount of business done since our last has been limited, arising from the firmness of holders, who ask increased rates ; yet it is satis- factory to know that trade is progressing and con- fidence restored. GRAIN AND FLOUR. — These articles remain without any alteration ; a few tons of Chlilan have changed hands at £17 per ton. There is no alteration in the millers' prices. PROVISIONS. — Irish pork :— There has been somewhat more inquiry after sound samples, and the market for this description remains, though without any sales being effected : holders are now asking £3 15s. to £5 per barrel. American — of which there is in the market a new importation, ex St. Laurence, of excellent quality, equ...
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 23 April 1842
PORT PHILLIP. Dunbar's ale, 9s. 6d. to 10s. per dozen ; Irish butter, 1s. per lb. (scarce) ; coffee, 11d. to 1s. ditto ; flour, £23 per ton ; oats, (V. D. L.) 5s. to 6s. per bushel ; Irish pork, £3 10s. to £4 per barrel ; porter, £5 to £5 10s. per hhd. ; spirit market over-stocked, prices nominal ; sugar, Mauritius, £35 to £40, Manilla, £33 to £38, per ton ; hyson skin tea, £10 to £10 10s. per chest (scarce) ; to- bacco, 11d. to 1s. 1d. per lb. — Hcrald, April 5. The following is the price current for garden produce :— Potatoes, 8s. to 9s. per cwt. ; ditto, 1d. to 1½d. per lb. ; cabbages, 2d. to 3d. each ; pick- ling ditto, 4d. ditto ; cucumbers, 2d. to 3d. each ; carrots, 3d. to 4d. per bunch ; turnips, ditto ditto ; parsnips, 2d. ditto ; leeks, ditto ditto ; radishes, ditto ditto ; beetroot, 4d. each ; pumpkins, 1s. to 1s. 6d. ditto ; vegetable marrows, 6d. to 1s. ditto ; beans, 6d. per quart ; peas, 8d. ditto ; onions, 4d. per lb. ; damsons, 1s. 6d. ditto ; grapes, 1s. to 2s. dit...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 23 April 1842
THE HOBART TOWN GAZETTE. Friday, April 15, 1842. COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, April 13, 1842. FRESH I MEAT. Tenders will be received at this office until 12 o'clock on Thursday, the 5th proximo, for the supply of about 18,000 lbs. of Fresh meat in Lire Sheep, required for the service of the Aborigines' Establishment. Thel supply must be delivered by the contractor, at his own expense, before the 1st of August next, either on Green Island or at the settlement on Flinder's Island, as may be desired by the super Intendent of the establishment. The sheep will be subjected to the examination of a board of survey on their arrival: and if ap proved by such board, their weight will be ascer tained in the manner usually adopted by the Comn. missariat Department, viz., by killing two or three of them selected by the superintendent, if the average cannot be otherwise agreed upon, and a receipt will then be granted by that officer to the contractor, or, in his absence, to the conl mander of the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 23 April 1842
'P ERK INS, BENNETT, & COM PANY, beg to inform the ladles of Campbell Town and its vicinity, that they can be supplied with goods that are fashion able and useful for the present season at their store ; the price of every article the same as at Launceston. April 22. In the matter of the Insolvency of Thomas Jor dan, of Patterson's Plains, Farmer. To. the Creditors of the above-named Insolvent, and their Agents. NOTICE is hereby given, that I did this day present my petition, with sche dules thereto annexed, to William Gardner Sams, Esquire, Commissioner of Insolvent Estates for Launceston, praying to be de clared insolvent which petition having come on to be heard, I was, by the said commis sioner, declared insolvent accordingly, and John Atkinson, of Launceston, Esquire, was thereupon appointed provisional assignee of my estate and effects, and Wednesday, the eleventh day of May, was the day appointed for the first meeting of creditors, at the Court House, at Launceston at ...
POLICE REPORT. Saturday, April 16. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 23 April 1842
POLICE REPORT. Saturday, April 10. Mr. Edward Symonds, charged by WVm. Smith, his hired servant, with refhisng to pay him amount of wages due to him, was ordered to pay thoe same with costs. Joseph Flack, an assigned servant, charged with assaulting Mr. Brough, was sentenced twelve months' hard labour in chains, Monday, Aprl 18. William Speller conmitted for fourteen days to the House of Correction in default of payment of 6s. for being drunk. Stephen Adams fined 5s. for being drunk, and 10s. for resisting the constables in the execution of their duty. Tuesday, April 10. George Carwicker fined £2 for assaulting a con stable. - An information igalnst Joseph Akers, for allow ing his dog to be at large In the public streets, was dlsmismissed William Edwards ordered to find sureties to keep the peace for six months towards Mrs. Jane Brown. Wednesday April 20. Five drunkards this morning were fined 5s. each. John Grice, ticket-of-leave, was sentenced seven days' to the treadwheel, for be...
A FABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 23 April 1842
A FABLE. My fable is concerning the cuckoo and the lark — Upon a tree as they were sitting, They fell into a warm dispute (Warmer than was fitting) Which was the better flute. After much prating And debating, Not worth relating, Things came to such a pass, That both agree To take an ass For referee. The ass Was studying botany and grass Under a tree. " Why," says the ass, " the question is not hard ;" And thus he made an excellent award :— " The lark (says he) As you shall see Has got a wild fantastic pipe, But no more music than a snipe. It gives one pain ; It turns one's brain ; One can't keep time to such a strain. Whereas the cuckoo's note Is measured and composed with thought ; His method is distinct and clear, And dwells like bells upon the ear. I can distinguish too, I'll lay a wager, His manner and expression From every forester and eager Of the profession." Thus ended the dispute. The cuckoo was quite mute With admiration ; The lark stood laughing at the brute Affecting so ...
LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 April 1842
LAUNCESTON. WVuhAT.-No variation has occurred In the the price of this article since our last, the quota tion remains at Os. for a good sample. B3AnLEY-English, from Os. Od, to Os. per bushel; Cape, 4s. Od. ditto. OATs-feed, 4s. per bushel; for seed, Os. Od. ditto. FLoun--first quality, £18 ; second, £10 ; third, £14 per 20001bs. Return of grain and flour exported from the port of Launceston, during the week ending 10th April 1842, inclusive-barley, 2082 bushels ; oats, 2120 ditto; wheat, 2000 ditto ; flowu, 00 tons 0 cwt. Return of grain and flour imported at the port ofLaunceston, during the week ended 10th April, 1842, inclusive-Wheat, 0 bushels. RvUn.-4s. per gallon may now be quoted as the market rate. BRANov.-That on hand varies much in quality, and may be bought at firom 4s. Od. to 5s. Od. per callon : a very superior sample might sell a shade higher. SuoAn.-There is no Mauritius in the market in first hands. LONDON PORTER? is advancing, and may be quoted at from £5 10s. to £...
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 April 1842
HOBART TOWN. The news from Sydney has rather thrown a gloom over our wheat market, and 7s. 6d. may be quoted as the fair average for good samples, al though a higher price has been realised for credit. Wheat, 7s. to 7s. Old., oats, 6s. to Os., Cape barley, 5s. to s. 6?O., English ditto, 6s. to 7s. per bushel; hay,£5 10s. to £6, straw, £3 to £3 10s., Peort Arthur coal 30s., Sydney ditto 45s. to 50s., South Port ditto realised at last sale an average of 25s., she oak 12s., guns 8s., potatoes £0 to £7 per ton ; eggs Is. Od. to 2s., cabblages is. 3t. to Is. 6d. per dozen; carrots Os. to Os. Od. per cwt.; turkeys is. to Os. each, geese ditto ; ducks, 4s. Od. to as., fowls 3s. Od. to 4i. per couple ; fresh butter 2s. to 2s. Od. per lb. ; shingles 8s. to Os. per 1000; sawn timber 8s. per 100 feet ; posts and rails 25s. pa ling s,. per 100.-Colonial Times. Return of grain atnd flour imported at the port of Hobart Town, dluring the week ended 19th April, 1842, inclusive-Nil. Return of grain ...
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 April 1842
CH IN A. The enecroachments of the Seikhs'upo! the :Colestial Empire still -'continue, and have indeed reached an extent likely to attract the attention of the Centre of the Universe,. if it be not altogether absorbed by the proceedings of the outer barbarians at Canton. For the present it may be, but Zorawar Singh and his victo riaus Seikhs, will hardly fail ere long to bring themselves distinctly enough to the notice of the court of Pekin. They are not to be turned from their course by the gloz ings of Commissioner Lin, the treachery of Keshen or the powers of Kwang, Lieut. General of the Chinese forces and cousin to the God of War. Defeat alone will tell upon them, a consideration from which our Canton chiefs might draw a very valuable inference. fBy the latest accounts, Zorawar Singh continued to advance into Thibet, driving the armed and unarmed inhabitants before him, like sheep. lie is now on the eastern side of the Munzorawar Lake, and having driven out the Deb and his force...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 April 1842
SYDNEY. IVIIEAT.-There has been a considerable quan tity of wheat brought to market during the week, and fair prices have been obtained. The settlers are, however, expecting an advance, andt certainly judging from the stock oil hand, we see no reason why their expectations should not be realised. The prices range at the mills from Os. Os. Od. FLovu.--The business done in this market during the week has been larger than usual. Seve ral parties have purchased and are shipping for New Zealand, where the prices, according to tile last advices, range from £35 to £40 per ton. The millers are still keeping the prices steady at our former quotations, namely:--Fine, 20s. to 21,.; seconds, 17s. to 18s. ; ration, 15s. to 16s. ; bran, Is. 8d. to I s. 10d. BREADl.--The 21b loaf is 4'd. to 5id.; No. 1 biscuit, 26s. ; No. 2 ditto, 21s. BAIRLEY continues scarce; the brewers how ever, will not give more than 3s. 6d. per bushel; the dealers are charging Ls. per bushel. MAIZE is in great demand ; the ...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 April 1842
SOUTH- AUSTRALIA. COLONIAL P'noDucn.--?Vleat, 8s. to Os. per bushel ; fine flour, £25 to £30 per ton ; seconds ditto, £20 ; bran, is. Od. per bushel ; harley, Os. to s. ditto ; oats, Os. to Os. ditto ; maize, s. to 7s. ditto; potatoes (colonial), £10; beef, 3d. to lid. per lb. ; mutton, 4li. to 5d. ditto; veal and pork, 8d. to 10d. ; bread, 10d. to Is. per 4 lbs. ; eggs, Is. per dozet ; fresh butter, is. (il. per lb.; cheese, 8:1. to Is. ditto ; cabbages, 3d. each; cauliflowers, 4ul. to Oit. ditto; carrots, 3d. per bunch ; turnips, 2d. per dozen ; radishes, 2d. per bunch ; onions, 2d. per lb.; cuciumbers. 2d. to 44. each ; water melons, 3d. to Is. each ; sweet ditto, ditto. STOCK.-Fat wethers, 10s. to 15s. ; ewes, 14ts. to 2R8s. ; lambs, 8.. to 10s.; cattle, £7 to £10; dairy cows, £8 to £12; goats, 10s. to 30s.; pigs, 15s. to 50s. ; roasters, 8s. ; fowls, 3s. per couple; ducks, 5s. ditto ; geese, 10s. ditto ; turkeys, 15s. each ; wild ducks, 1s. per pair; kangaroo, is. per lb. ; cin...
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 April 1842
PORT PH1ILLIP. MANTPN'S IILLs.--Flour, first, 22s. per 100 lbs.; second, 20s. per ditto; ration, 17s. per ditto; is. per 100lbs. allowed for cash. WVIIEAT, Os. to 7s. per bushel of 001bs. M?AIZE, Os. to 7s. per bushel. BRAN, 2s. 3d. per 201b. VEGETABLES ANG FRUITs.-The show of vege tables and fruits this morning were abundant and of a superior quality. The prices were as follow : Potatoes, Id. to l1d. per lb. ; cabbages,4d. told. each; pumpkins, tId. per lb.; onions, 4d'. per lb.: carrots, 4d. per bunch ; celery, O:. per head; parsnips, 2d. to 3d: per head ; vegetable marrow, Gd. each ; cucumbers, 2tl. to 3d. each ; leeks, Id. per head ; radishes, 11d. to 3d. per bunch ; pars ley, 1jId. per ditto. Melons, 10d. to is. each; rock ditto, is. to Is. Ol. each ; apples, 10d. per lb.-'ilelbourne Times,rAipril 16.
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 April 1842
DEPARTUIES. April 28.-Brig Patriot, 200 tons, Wright mas tar, for New Zealand, with sundries. April 25.-Brig Brothers, 130 tons, M'Kcnzio, master, for Singapore, in ballast. April 20.-Schooner Velocity, 105 tons, Brown. ing, master, for Sydnoy, with sundries. April 27,-Schooner Industry, 00 tons, Hough ton, master, for Port Phillip, with sundries.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 April 1842
SECOND EDITION. LATEST INTELLIGENCE. Including the News by this day's Post. COUNTBRFEIT SHIIT.INOS.-SOnIO| most excel lent counterfeit shilllhgs have been passed at a shop in Hobart Town, but the utterer has not been detected.-ll. T. Advertiser. LAND SALts.-The land sales yesterday realised £1000, and consisted chiefly of land put up under the old regulations at 5s. per acre, and which were nearly all bought at the upset prile,-lbid, Sit JOIiN FitANKLIN.-A letter, dated from tue Gordoln River, on tile 22d tustaant, was received in Ilobart Town on the 20th, front His Excellency announcing his satf arrival at the River Gor don. His Excellency and party were on board the Breeze, alld intended to sail a few miles up the river. The Lieutenant.Governor is expected to return on or about the 3rd May, up to which period the Breeze is provisioned; but in case ofaccidertal delay arising front stress of weather or other causes, the Eliza, under the conmaund of Mr. -IHarburgh, is gone round to P...
SYDNEY INTELLIGENCE. (Via Port Phillip, to April 10.) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 April 1842
SYDNEY INTELLIGENCE. (Vifl Port Phillip, to April 10.) Sir Richard Blourke's statue was to be exhibited to the public on the 11th instant.-The Pyramus Is to be placed alongside the Lady RdfJles, to as sist in gettitng her up.-Mr. Jolhnson, of Annan dale, had sold his clip (60 bales) at Is. 4d. per lb. --Captain Ellis, passenger by the James YValt, frum Wootlougong to Sydney, accidentally fell overboard and was drowned.-The municipal cor poration bill is likely to be the first measure brought before the council on assembling in Maya
EXPORTS. Vessels reported outwards during the week. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 30 April 1842
EXPORTS. Vessels reported outwards during the week. April 23.-Per schooner LOWESTOFT, for Port Piillip. 20 bags flour, A. Douglas; 33 tons flour, 200 bags oats, 08 ditto bran, 1 ton bark, 1100 battens, J. Grifliths. April 20.-Per schooner DUSTY MILLER, for Hobart Town. 12 boxes tobacco, 17 pockets hops, Kerr & Co.; 80 kegs nails, W. Donahl ; 1 keg screws, Moses Josephs ; 7 bales cotton, Per kinss & Co.; 5 ditto rugs, Borradaile & Co.; 17 casks nails,'T!. Corbett ; I case apparel, II Thorpe 0 casks whiting, 600 bags oats, John Guillan 80 ditto ditto, J. Grilliths ; .18 ditto ditto, Moses Joseplhs; 200 ditto ditto, J. Cox ; 15 bags wheat, .Joseph e'nny ; 2 hogsheads ale, Colyer & Co. April 20.-Per barque SOCRATES, for Syd ney. 2880 bushels wheat, 1700 ditto oats, WVil liaams & Co. ; 09 bags wheat, Eddis & Co.; 14 rolls lead, G. & F. Fisher ; 80 bags flour, 20 tons hay, J. Grifliths ; 6 cases slops, 110 - oil, WVal ler & C...