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MISCELLANEA. LILLIPUTIAN STEAMER. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
1USCMLZLANEA, LILLIPUTIAN STEAMER. Tul following extract of a private letter from Boulogne, contains some interesting particulars relative to the state of public feeling in that town and its vicinity : " The douaniers were in a stale of excilement this afternoon. If report was to be believed, war had been de clared by England against France. At a distance from the heights a non descript vessel was seen, to all ap pearance a-washing tub, with a tobacco pipe"( fuming'and ,spittiig out tiny volumes of smoke,). in the centre. What can the object of this strange craft be ? was the general enquiry. No one could answer the question. The custom-house gentry took the alarm, and despatched a pilot boat to recon noitre. All was anxiety. The little steamer neared the harbour. Anxious enquiries were. made, and from one of the four men on board the answer was given-from Dover. " ' Your tonnage?' " ' One ton." " c Your steam powar ?' "' Two horse.' "' Your object?' " &lt; An experitmerital...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
TO COa .ESPO 'DE W TB. Our sincere thanks are due to PUB LICOLA for the honor he has confeired upon us by selecting this journal as the vehicle of his valuable observations on passing events. If the public attach as much impostance to these communicatiodn as we do, we may expect .that thidr influ ence will be productive of much benrfit. Teeronrg rtbbettiser. SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1841.
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
CHZNA. THE Sydneypapers contain news from China up to the 12th February. The question still remains unsettled. A grand attack was made on the Chuenpee and Tykoktou forts on the 7th January, by seven ships of war and three steamers. The shot, shells and rockets carried all before them, and in less than an hour the British flag waved over the forts of the Bogue. The tlhinese lost a thousand men, and the only casualty on the side of the British was the explosion of a magazine which wounded twenty.three men. The squadron proceeded to the other forts, but the Chinese prayed for a truce. Notwithstanding all this, the Chinese are still obstinate, and some farther blows must be struck. Bongktong was to be taken possession of on the 26th February.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
All depressions ani stagnations of trade, and moretiry derange. ments and panics, bear a remarkable similarity to each other in their origin, course, and termination. 'Their periodic al recurrence, in al ternation with seasons of prosperity, has become almost a matter of course, and affords no grounds for the assumption of an opinion pre judicial to any community which may suffer under their influence. The CAUSE of a depression in trade may generally be traced to the reck lessness of the public during a time of prosperity; although frequently it may be traceable to causes oper ating in a foreign state, and the train, once lit. may traverse an ex tensive round of nations, where, in proportion as it meets with kindred elements, the shock may be more or less ruinous. Thus the derange ments in the currency of the United States caused a partial stagnation in the export of manufactured goods from England; the demand for the raw materials of course declined in an equal degree, and the Aust...
VAN DIEMENS LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
VAN DIEMJENS L1AND. It is rumored that the present con. stitution of Van Diemen's Lnnd is to be continuled for six years longer, without any other a!teration than the abolition of its nominal depondance upon New South. Wales. The New Norfolk Bridge was nearly completed. Mr Jones, the Solicitor General was about to leave the colony for the pur pose of obtaining redress for several grievances of which he complains. The ship Duncan 'brought out 259 male prisoners, and 40 rank and file of the 96:h regiment. The average price of horses was about £52. Wheat was advancing in price. The Cornwall Chronicle complains of the low price of bread in Launceston (Rd per 41b loaf), as it very properly remarks that unless a remunerative price' be given, the bakers will be driven to adulterate their bread in self d.fence. Nothing can be so illiberal as the constant persecution to which the dealers in the necessaries of life are subjected in all large towns, by the unreasonable clamour for continual re...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
SYDNEY. Fine Flour, 26s. per 100lbs. Se. conds, 23. Ration, 19. Colonial Wheat, 4s. to 7s. per bushel.. -lMaiie 2s. to: 3s. Gd. ditto. Barley, 51. ditto, Cape Barley, bs. ditto. Oars, Gas. to Ss. ditto. Hay, 71. to 101. per ton. Wheat Straw, 14s, to 11I :Os. CoRIO: Edited by JAMES 'IlARRISON, and Printed and Published foi JOHN PASCOE. FAWKNEI (sole pi'opriclor) by. JOHN SOAMBLE, at the Advertiser Oflice, Malop street, North Corio, A.us tralia Felix, .
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
MELBOURNE. The Birth-day Ball and the Disloyaly Ball have given rise to a series of heartburnings: which are not likely to bemsoon allayed. The Exclusives have got themselves into a most unen. viable scrape, and must feel heartily ashamed of themselves. The popular ball takes place on Monday next the 24th inst. (the Queen's birth day,) while the disappointed fashionable ex. clusives have considered it expedient to postpone their affair till the 4th of June. The rumours respecting the robbery of the Sydney mail were quite un. founded. The Gazette was the origi. nator of the report, and he now claims the credit of disbelieving it, and lays the fault at the door of the Patriot. The noble editor should not drink so deeply of the " ardent," for he cer tainly " was not himself" when he penned the paragraph - he must have fancied himself to be a Patriot. The delay of the mail was occasion.d by the. bad state of the roads in the Sydney district, from the excessive rains with which it has be...
ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
ENGLAND. The affairs of the East are not yet settled. The allies, it is true, have defeated the Etyptian forces, and gained th' consent of Mehemet Ali to the conditions of peace; but Sultan Mahmoud is so elated with success that he insists upon the actual dethrone. ment of Mlehemet Ali. A new conven tion was agreed to by the pacha of Egypt, by which be unconditionally leav ~s the settlement of the affair to the allies. Should Turkey continue inso. lent, we hope that England will show that she can succour as well as van quish Egypt. Mlehemet Ali has been very indignant at the manner in which the French have left him to his fate. His late dis. asters would never have occurred had he not been urged on by secret influ. ence. The resignation of Lord Hill was expected, and Lord Fitzroy Somersett was talked of as his successor, A dispute between the King of Hanover and the Queen of England respecting the possession of some Crown jewels, was likely to lead to a civil-action. A misunderstand...
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
MELBOUTRNE. MHr.LouRNE PRICE CURRENT.-F-lont first, £27 to £28 per ton, second £926 third £25; ipine 3jd per foot, cedar logs 4,1. to 5d.; deals 9?d.; shingles per thousand l1 15s, to £2 Os.; tea hysonskin £13 to £1Li,:per chest; potatoes £14 to £16 per tou; maize 3s to 5s. per bushel ; oats 7s to 8s 6d per?iushel.
SUPREME COURT— CRIMINAL SIDE. SATURDAY, MAY 15. (Before the Resident Judge and a Civil Jury.) [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
SUPREME COURT-CRIMINAL SIDE. SATURDAY. MAY 15. (Befre the Resident Judge and a Civil Jury.) The first prisoner placed at the bar was John Payne, a shepherd in thi employ of the Messrs Henty at Portland Bay. charged with manslaughter upon the person of Henry M'Kenzie, upon the 30th March, 1840. Upon the evi dence adduced, it appeared' that the detCeased was the original assailant, having struck the prisoner a blow-who having a knife in his hand at the time, made a thrust at the deceased. and the blade penetrating one of the ventricles of the heart, caused his- death. The jury returned a verdict ot Guilty, with a recommendation to mercy; and th Judge remarking upon the long period of imprisonment-which the prisoner had undergone, sentenced.-him to a further detention of twenty.four l.ours:ontly, in the gaol. Thomas Lenhy, cooper, at. Portland Town, was then put to the bar,,charged with the willul murder of his wife Sarah Leahy, by having on the 16th of No vember Lest wounded her with ...
SHIP NEWS. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
SHIP, NWBS. ARRIVALS. May 16-DEVONSHIRE, schooner, Sut ton master, from Melbourne, with a general cargo. Passengers-Mr and Mrs Reynolds, Messrs T. and J. Powell, M.Sheppard, J. and G. Miles, and J. Jarkson. StI--LUCY, cutter, Batten master, from Melbourne. with a general cargo. Pass sengers - Messrs Lundy, WV. Roy, M. Smith, and J. WVilliams DIPAITURES. blay t7-DEVONSIHIRE, schooner, Sut ton nmaster, for Melbourne. 17 - LUCY, cutler, Batten master, for Melbourne. The Devonshire, Alice, and-Governor La Trobe left Melbourne for Corio on Thursday morning, but have not yet arrived. During this season of southerly winds the trade of Corio suffers a very severe drawbbck. Doomed uas we are to a denial of Intercourse ,with the neighbouring colo. nies, :except hlrpgh AMelboufne; the pros perous gales which waft the'vessels towards our harbour,only tend to shut us out' from the. world, because the law compels them to anchor thirty miles to the leeward of this port..
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
l oR. G. T. LLOYD Will offer for public competition, by direction of the Melbourne Auction Company, on MONDAY, 24th inst., at his office, North Corio, at Twelve o'clock precisely, ¶TIIE following Lots of LAND, Nos. 6, 7, and 8, in Suburban 10, Sec. No'. 1, 2, and. 3, in Suburban 12, Sec. No.-5, in Allotment 7, Block 9, North Corio. I8 Dozen Port Wine S1 Dozen Sherry Wine 3 Cases very'ohoice Port Wine 3 Cases very choice Sherry Wine 1 Case Champagne 1 Keg Negrohead.Tobacco 1 Double - barrelled Fowling-piece, with oaken case, powdeJ flask, shot belt, and apparatus complete. 1 Large Telescope 1 Silver Watch 1 Ditto ditto 400 Yards coarse Calico 1 Piece Sheep Netting 1 Basket Figs A Pmall quantity of Furniture, and various other Goods. ALSO, ON TIIR BEACII OR BY SAMPLE AT TILE OFFICE, A quantity of Flooring-boards and other 'l'imber. INVALUABLE BUILDLTG SITES, FOR ROUSEi OF BUSINESS, IN 'ORJ.TH COR O. ioc .alec, bi 3Jribatt Qiontract, IN Allotment No. 19, Block No. 9, - Lot I, a Corner ...
CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GEELONG ADVERTISER. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
- COMaZSPODENO- Z. TO TiBI EDITOR OF THE OEELONO ADVERTISER. Stn,-l-t is my intention, with the con. sent of the proprietor of this journal and yourself, to address to you, from time to time, sundry letters relative to what I conceive to be the civil, political, and moral condition of that part of the colony of New South Wales known as the district of Port Phillip, I am induced to do so, not so much on account of any fancied merits of my humble self, (albeit, I have had a share in the editing of a newspaper in Lon don,) as that I may give an opportunity to any of my fellow colonists to deny and refute any of those views I may take of " things in general " amonugst us, about which I feel most anxious that the line of conduct - both of those governing, and. thosewho are governed -should have for its object and end ' the greatest good of the greatest number." Of old, when honest Dogborry (one of illustrious William Shakspeare's splen illd, creations,)'bummed up his claims to respectabi...
MELBOURNE SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
MELBOURNE SIJIPPING. ARRIVALS, .May 15-WILIA1M HUGiHEs, Robinson hmaster, from Launceston. '10 -- MINERVA, schooner, Fawthorp master, from Launceston, 17 - FLYING SQUIRREL, schooner, Clinch master, from Hobart Town.. Pas sentIers-Mr and Mrs Marshall, Mrs Mars den and three children, Messrs P. Smyth, Nliddleton, and Guisdon ; nine steerage. 18-SCOUT. brig, Gwatkin master, from Launoeston. Passengers - Messrs Jollie and Ryrie. 10 - HERALD, brigantine, Mathews master, Foom Bristol. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Splatt, Messrs J. C.IMills and T* Splatt. 19-' MAGUASHA. Taylor master, from Hobart Town. Passengers--Mrs Marshall, .lessrs Hull; Prichard, anrid Belcher. .lO-M AR. cutter, from Launceston. 10 - CHRISTINA, brig, Birkenshaw, from Sydney. CLEARED OUT. May 18- PLATINA, barque, Wycherly master, for London, with 1302 bales wool. passengers - Mr,.G. .S Brodie and two sons, Mirs Le Son. ff and servant. Mrs Mat tinson, Messrs Brown, Primnel, Milner, and Font in the steerage.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
Ex Ann Sophia. T WENTY Hhds. Spanish Red Wine 30 Quarter.casks ditto 25 Hhds superior West India Rum 110 Casks Dunbar's bottled Ale and Porter 40 Boxes Mould Candles 35 Coils small sized Rope 30 Barrels Pitch 30 Tons Chalk 25 Hhds. Whiting 6000 Slates(LtodieR)r The above for sale at the Stores of the undersigned. P. W. WELSB & CO, Melbourne, May I 1. MR. J. M. CONOLLY informs the Inhabitants of Geelong, that, having been duly admitted an Attorney, Solicitor, and Proctor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales for the dis. trict of Port Phillip, he can now under. take all matters relating to Common Law, Chancery, and Ecclesiastical busi ness, as well as those of Conveyancing and Police Court practice. Mn. CoNor.LY's temporary Oflice in Geelong will be open, until further notice, on Thursdays and Fridays in every week, (until the airival of his intended Partner, in Geelong; MR. F. HINTON), at MR MAca's Woolpack Inn, in Geelong aforesaid. Geelong. 21st May, 1841. Notice is here...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 22 May 1841
LOCAL. IN'TELLIGENCE. FOSSIL REMAINS.-In the limestone hill which runs along the South bank of the Barwon, where the lime kilns have lately been made, there have been discovered a quantity of fossil remains, consisting of bones of land animals, shells, &c. The excavators, after going to a depth of about eight feet, came upon a hollow cavern, branching out in various directions, but not of sufficient diameter to admit of its being explored beyond the spot laid open. The few bones which have been found consist of a nearly perfect skull.of an herbivorous animal, supposed to be a species of the wombat, and 'a number of other small bones of different kinds. They were found laying loose among a fine impalpable mould. The rock in which &nbsp; the cavern was found, is soft, friable, and very irregular in its texture, ap proaching to pure chalk near the sur lace, interspersed with shells, small fragments of ironstone, and stems of a marine plant. I he situation is about forty...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 29 May 1841
SYDNEY. Fine Flour, 26s. per 100lbs. Se conds, 23. RIation, 19. Colonial Wheat,'4s. to 7s. per bushel. lMaize -2s. ~to--3s. -Gd. ditto. Barley, _5s. ditto, Cape Barley, 5s. ditto. Oats, Gs. to Si. ditto. flay, 71. to 101. per ton. Wheat Straw, 14s. to II. 1Os. Coato: Edited by J'AMES fHARRISO,, and Printed and Published for JOHN PASCOS FAWKNER (sole ,rnprietlr) by JOHN SCAMBLte, at the Adveetiser Office, Malop street; North Corio, Aus* tralia Felix,
OUR POLICE MAGISTRATE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 29 May 1841
OUR POLICE MAGISI'RATE. The investiture of Sancho Pan9a with the governorship of an island, is not merely a fiction of Cervantes' creation, but a keen satire upon the every-day events of history. In the present age, every political Quixote has a long retinue of Sanchos, who are rewarded for their servility with the scraps of patronage which fall from the well-furnished tables of their successful masters. The evil tendency of undne pa tronage to public situations, is much complained of in England; but the obnoxious cause of complaint does not exist to the same degree of per niciousness there, as it does in the remote regions where the genius of English Enterprise has its heels trodden upon by the demon of Government cupidity. Those situations which are elec tive at Home, are here filled up with the thrown-out dregs which would be too unpalateable even for the gullibility of John Bull to swallow.. We know not n hat service to the state had been performed by the magisterial dignitary o...