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SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 April 1841
SYDNEY. Fine Flour, 23s. per 100lbs. Se conds, 19. Llation, ' 15. Colonial Wheat, 5s. to7s. per bushel. Maize 2s. Gd.ý to 3s. ditto.. Barley, 5s. ditto, CapeBarley, bs. ditto. Oats, Ga. to.,8s. dirto. Hay, 71. to 101. per tone. Wheat Straw, 21, to 21. IOs'. .
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 April 1841
MELEOUENE. We have been disappointed in not having it in our power to give a more complete account of the Melbourne Races. Judging from the weather we have had at Corio, the days were very unfavorable for any thing like anant mated display, and we should imagine that the affair, although admirably planned,. would .fall considerablyv, short oF general expectation, whether as regardS pleasure to the spectators, or satisfaction to the competitors. In the absence of any maans of giving a com plete and authentic report of the wh'Te proceeding, we refrain from giving the various rumours afloat concern ts them. and must content ourselves with the following, accuunt of the first day's races, from the Gazette. FIRST RAcE,-Town Plate: six horses enter-d, but the struggle rested only with three, which came in am follows: Plenipo ......'..... 3 2 1 1 Countess.......... 1 3 3 2 Romeo ............ 2 1 2 3 SecoNo RACE. - Publicans' - Purse seven horses entered: Clinker....................... 1 1 W...
SHIP NEWS. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 April 1841
SHIP MEWS. ARRIVALS. April 14 - ABEONA, schooner, Black burn master, from Hobart Town. Cargo, 41 bags flour. 1 parcel 1 case hardware. 20,000 shingles, 2.000 laths,. 142 rails, 70 oThsts, 11,000 feet timber. 10 trusses hay, I case wearing apparel, 1 plough, 1 pair harrows. 14 -GOVERNOR LA.TRoBE; cutter, Cannon master, from Melbourne. Pas sengers - Messrs Gundy, VWatsan, and Freeman, and two servants.: Cargo -48 bags flour, 1 quarter-chest tea, 1 cask iron mongery, I bale slops; I cask pickles, I gun and case, I tarpaulin, 1 bag sugar, Rev. B. Iurst--1l ton iron, I bag cheese, 'Mr Gundy-1 bale, 2 pockets hops, 1 keg yeast, 7 loaves'slgal. 1 nmill,Mr Griffin - 1 case. 1 cask rum, Mr Champion - 1 hhd 1 crate.l case earthenware, Mr Mack - 10 tables, 2 sofas, 4 washstands, 1 table, 4 mattrasses. 6 pillows, Mr Lloyd- I oask pork, Mr Dailey, 1 quarter-chest tea, 1 box raisius, Mr Bolger. DEPARTURE9. April 10-LUCY, cutter, Batten master, for Melbourne. in ballast. Passengers .lr and Mirs Ch...
MELBOURNE SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 April 1841
MIELBOURNE SHIPPING. - ARRIVALS, F April 7 - BYCHER, barque, Christie naster, from the Cape of Cond Hope, Pas" sengers - Misses Sims and K night, Messrs Messrs oarder and M'Daniel ; four in the steerage. 7 - PAUL PRY, schooner, Harding master, from Lrunceston. 7-' AG U ASI A, schoonser,Taylor master, from Hobart Town. CLEARED OUT. .April 6--WILLIAM .HUGHES, brig, Culbertson master, for Launceston, with 500 sheep. 8-INDUS, ship, Clarke masler, for Syd ney,. 8 - WILL WATCH, schooner, Lovett master, for Launceston, with 200 sheep. 12- ARGYLE, barque, Rattery master, from Liverpool. Passengers-Messrs Fur. nis, Jones, Finch, Perry, and Mr and Mrs Scales and five children, and 255 in the steerage.
VESSELS IN HARBOUR DURING THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 April 1841
VEISSELS IN HIARBOUR DURING TIIE WEEK. Platina, barque, 320 tons, Chirchly. mas ter, James Cain. and P. W.Welsh & Co. agents; At Point lHenry, bloding with wool, Socrates, barque, Ruffle, master, oppo. site the Jetty, loading with wool for •London. A benna, schooner, opposite the Jetty, dis charging. Governor La Trobe. cutter. ......De :o nshLire, schooner. Tasman, cutter Lucy, cutter Boujah Maiden, sclinr. Fliniders cutter
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 April 1841
le by uchtititon. THE MELBOURNE AU.OTION COMPANY Hlare instructed AIR.- G. T. LLOYD .to submit to public competition, on TUESDAY the 27th April, Tr H E following valuable Portions . of LAND. One Corner Allotment, No. 8, Section-3, in South Corio, principa!, frontage on the Malin Street-from ii'rth' Cori " One Corner Allotment, No. 9 Section.3, in South Corio; Lrontage, the same,. Several':Allotmeitsvin Suburbain 4, Sec. 7; 35.,leetfrontage to Skeone;treet, by 1S6 feet9 in. deep. Three Allotments in Suburban 4, Soc. 7. 35t feet frontuge, on Great ,Western, Road,.byI186 feet. 9.indeep. One Acre Corner Allotment; No. 12, Suburban 10. Section 8; frontage on public road to 'Ife?o?urne.. One. Acre Allotment, No .11, frontage. to Cross trieet, One Acre Allotment, No. 10; Suburban 10, Section 8.. . - One Acre Allotment, No. 9, Suburban 10 Section 8. One Allotment, South Corio, in No. 5, Block 2 ; 33 feet frontage to Fyaus Street, by 150 feet deep. One Allotment, South Corio. in No. 5, Block...
LOSS OF THE BRIG AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 April 1841
LOSS OF THE BRIG AUSTRALIA. SINCE our last publication, we have ob tained more fully the particulars of the melancholy loss of the Australia, Cap tain Yule, by fire, on her passage from Leith to South Australia and Port Phil lip. The Australia was a fine brig of about 250 tons, built at Dundee, and was on her first voyage when this catas trophe occurred. She sailed from Leith on the 2nd October, with five cabin and fifteen steerage passengers, and on the 29th December, when within four or five hundred miles of the Cape of Good Hope, she was destroyed by fire. At about eight o'clock on the evening of that day a smell of fire was observed, and soon after smoke was seen escaping through the crevice into the cabin and steerage. A rigorous search was im mediately instituted by the Captain, but although there were visible proofs of the existence of a fire somewhere, the exact locality could not be ascer tained until the deck was broken open, when the flames immediately burst forth, and it...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 24 April 1841
T H E. GEEILONG ADVEI. IL TISER is published in Geelong every Saturday morning at 7 o'clock, and in Melbourne every Monday morn. ing at 7 o'clock. Terms of Subscription-Six shillings and sixpence per quarter if paid in ad. vance ; or Seven shillings and sixpence if paid at the end of the quarter. The quarter to date from the first pnblica. tion after the entry of any subscriber's name on the list. Resignations must be accompanied with the payment of the current quarter, and all previous arrears otherwise the paper will continue to be charged uritil a complete settlement be made. Terms of Advertising-The charge for each insertion is Three shillings for the first six lines of space, and Threepence a line above that number. Advertise. ments will be received in Melbourne till 3 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, and in Geelong until 9 o'clock on Saturday morning. The number of insertions is required to be written on each adver tisement, or they will be continued arnd charged until counterma...
THE MARINE BAROMETER. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 24 April 1841
THE MARINE BAROMETER. STORn~S, according to the theory of Colonel Reade, do not advance in a direct line, bnt in a circle or parabola, like a whirlwind, and by the timely consultation of the marine barometer, may in a great measure be avoided by ships which are liable to be overtaken by them. A confirmation of Colonel Reade's valuable theory is found in a letter from Mr Marshall, formerly com. mander of one of the Honorable East India Company's ships, which was published some years ago, the sub joined abridged account of which will be read with interest by all who take pleasure in the triumph of science over ignorance and prejudice. Mr. Marshall strongly recommends commanders of vessels to pay the most pointed attention to the indications of the marine barometer, which unever fails, by the fall of the mercury, to indicate an approaching storm. The seaman is thus enabled by bringing his ship to the wind, and other pre parations, to secure to himself the best chance of escaping damage...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 24 April 1841
SYDNIgY. Fine .Flour, 23s. per 1001hq. So conds, 19. Iltation, 15. Colonial Wheat, 5s. to 7s. pir bushel.. Maize 2s. Gd. to 3s. ditto. Barley, 5s. ditto, Cape Barley, 5a. ditto. Oats, 6G. to S.. ditto. H18ay, 71. to 101. per ton. Wheat Straw, 21. to 21. ;Os.
COLONIAL POLITICS. THE MIDDLE DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 24 April 1841
COLON(ZAL POLITICS. THE MIDDLE DISTRICT. There is a lull in the whirlpool of Politics just now, which affords an opportunity of taking a survey of the affairs of our neighbours, free from that mist of prejudice which is so apt to arise in the heat of the discussion of opposite interests. We have no hesitation in admitting that the."- middle district " will con tinue fo be a prosperous and im portant colony, notwithstiading its sepira'tion from the southern and northern districts. 'I he land is certainly not of the. same uniform good quality as in Australia Felix; yet there are large tracts of excel lent soil scattered over its surface, such as the vine-trellised garden of illawarra, the fertile banks of the Manning? the Hunter, and the H awkesbury, and the wheat-bearing plnins of Argyle, where the produce has reached upwards of ninety bushels an acre. 'I here is room and verge enough for hundreds of thousands of emigrants in that dis trict alone. It has been said that it can never r...
SHIP RACE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 24 April 1841
Salie RACE. -The contest between the Australasian Packet and the Jewess,. was gained by the former beating her adversary in the run from hence to Sydney by eight hours. The Thomas Crisp which left four days before, ar rived at the same time at Port Jackson, -whilst the Argyle, which quitted three days before her, dropped anchor six hours after the Packet had anchored. Gazette. TilE GEM.-Great anxiety prevails in town respecting the fate of the schooner Gem. The Gem left Launceston Heads on the morning of Monday the 5th in. stant, for this port, eight hours before the Paul Pry. On Tuesday, about six o'clock, the Paul Pry stood in for Point Nepean; 'on tacking -she sighted the. Gem then standing in for the Heads, but in a bhort time she went about, and stood off, and has not been heard of since.-Patriotn April 12. The Lady Emma spoke the Gem out side the Ileadson the morning of Satur day last. The Pickwick left Launcnston on Monday the 12th 'instant, and the Tamaron._the..follnwing Tu...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 24 April 1841
Scarletipa. -- We are sorry to ob serve that this disease is still making dreadful havoc in those portions of the town occupied by the,.working classes. A medical gentleman, on: whose testi mony we can rely, has just ihformed us that the virulence of the disease had not- in any: degree .abated,:i. R Many families-.have , to lament??the "'lbss of' threo or four of their relativ~es in one, household. AMusic.-Mr. Nathan, the celebrated composer, and'family, having irri?'ed' from Port Phillip, the lov ers of% music may expect a rich treatin a very short time,. as -we understand- Mr N. will come forward, together with some of his family, in a concert on an early day. From the gentleman's well-earned reputation," there can be no doubt-of his qualificatiens, and we trust he will not be disappointed in his expectations from oui adopted country. WVe under stand that the Itiman Catholics are anxious to engage Mr N.'s services for their splendid-new organ at St. Mary's Catheeral, " "
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 24 April 1841
" The dull ass will not mend his pace with beating," and " the more a dunce is caned, the greater dunce he'll grow." I f there be any truth in-these sayings, we may save ourselves the trouble of preparing, and our readers the bore of swallowilg our usual dish of invective against the Government, from Sir George downwards. Politico are only fit for the fourth page, where the reader %. ho is fond of such garbage inay luxuriate on it to' his heart's content.
VAN DIEMENS LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 24 April 1841
VAN DZE1ENS D LAND. (Frlun the IIobstrt Town Advcrtiser.) The. Present 'Times. - It is said among. those well. informed, that the scarcity of cash which now presses so heavily on this community, will most probably be relieved after the 10th instant, as the banks at present being determined to withhold discounting generally till that time. We have heard a motive at:ributed, but it is o0iW so unworthy that we cannot be lieve it. Thistles again. - It is really too bad that the Town Surveyor, or who sover else has authority in such matters, sets remonstrance at defiance, and still permits this abominable weed to go to sed in the suburban streets. The late dry weather has set the winged seeds flying in all directions; and next year we expect the only vegetables the gardeners will be able to bring to market, will be thistles. We would suggest as the best method to rid the colony of this monstrous pest, which is becoming worse and worse every year, the formation of associations in the vari...
MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 24 April 1841
MELBOURINE PIlICE CURtRENT.-Flour first, £30 to £31 per ton, second £28 third £20; pine 3}d per foot, cedar logs 4d. to 5d.; deals 9id.; shingles per thousand £1 15s,' to £2 Os.; tea hysonskin £I12 to £14, per chest-; potatoes £14 to £16 per ton; maize, 3s to 5s. per bushel ; oats 7s to 8s 6d per bushel.
WHOLESALE. GRAIN, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 24 April 1841
WT1 WEBh.ALE. GRAIN, &c. Wheat, per bushel .. e o o.. o o o Maize, per'hushel .. o 4 o.. o o o Oats, per bushel .... o 6 o.. o 7 o Barley, per b'ishel .. o o.. o o0 Flour, first, peirtoit .. 28 o o..35 o o Second ........ 24 o..28 o o '1 hird .......... o o 0.. o o o Hay, V.D.L. lperton. 15 oo..18 o a BUILDING MATERIALS: Bricks, per thousand.. 2 5 o.. 2 10 o Cedar deals, per foot. o o o.. o o o Pine, per foot ........ o o 6.. o o 8 Hardwd boards, 100 ft:.- i 5. o.. 1 8 6 tShingles, per thousand 2 o o.. 2 5 0 Battens, per 100 feet.. I 5 o.. 1 7 0 Paling, broad, per 100 1 2 o.. 2 10 o Narrow ditto ........ 1 o o.. 1 15 n Nails, per lb......... o o 8.. o 1 o SPIRITS, TOBACCO, &c. Ale, in bottle, per doz. o 16 o.. o 1S o Porter, per dozen .. o 1. o.. o 18 o Branudv, per gallon .. 1 8 0.. 1 10 0 Gin, per gallon ...1.. I 5 o.. 1 10 6 Ruin, pet gallon .... 1 o o.. o O o Port wine, per dozen. 2 o o.. 3 5 Sherry, per dozen .... 2 o o:..3 6 o Negrohead Tobacco, lb. o 4. 6. .0 ...
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 24 April 1841
Lawyers. - As the Rules and Re gulations of fhe Supreme Court have not yet seen the light of day, the public are still in ignorance as to the course to be pursued with reference to attornies. The barristers have all *been admitted afresh here,-as well those who.?ere adm .t-ed at-.Sydney, ats those who .came direct from the Courts at 'home. Most probably the attornies admitted in Sydney will be admitteid pro forma on the last day of term. The following gentlemen. have given notice of their intention to apply for admis sion as attornies, solicitors, and proctors of the Supreme Court of Port Phillip on the last day of the present term ; Messrs J. M. Conolly, F. L. Clay, H. T 'ssen, F. Hinton, and J. Duerdin. The three last intend to follow the practice of their profession at Coria, where Mr Conolly also intends open ing a branch of his establishment. - Patriot. Another ,Secial Survey. - Mr Rut ledge, the nephew and "agent of .l)r: Forster, of Parramatta, has talken a special survey of....
MISCELLANEA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 24 April 1841
The owner of the Archimedes has published a challenge to run that vessel against any paddle wheel steamer in the kingdom, the power of which is not superior, and the tonnagea?nd draught of water not less than th'at'vessel. The trial to take place in'the op en sea. over a distance of from 100' to 500 miles. An Irishman's Notion of Discount. It chanced one,, gloomy,. day,.;in the month' of; December, :thalt. aa good •,humo'ured Irishmantapplied-to n mer chlant' to discount .a bill of.' exchange for him at rather a long. though not an unusual date, and the merchant having casually remarked that the. bill had a great many days to run, ', That's true," replied the Irirn!man, "but then, my honey, you don't consider how short the days are at this time of year." A Coachman's Comparison of Gen tility. -.Perhaps the L following illus tration of a .coachman's.' notions of comparative .gentility is worth, pre ierving.. It was made by:a aell-known whip, wh'o sported his "'bits o',blood between B...