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The Courier. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 23, 1840. THE ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 24 January 1840
The Courier. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUAUY 23, 1840. THE ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. We incidentally noticed in the last number of &nbsp; the Courier, that the expedition to the South Pole had quitted England, and might shortly be expected to arrive here. Connected with this very interesting and scientific enterprise we have gleaned the following particulars from some of our English periodicals, which we proceed to lay before our readers :—On Tuesday, the 10th September, the Terror, Captain Crozier, quitted the dock-yard at Chatham ; and on the Thurs- day following, the Erebus, Captain James Clark Ross, was appointed to follow her companion, and to proceed on the voyage together. The Erebus and Terror are represented to be literally twin ships, alike in build, colour, masts, rigging, and, in short, in every portion of their external ap- pearance, so much so that it is difficult for an inexperienced eye to detect the one from the other. They are provided with fresh provisions for three...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 24 January 1840
BIRTH-On the 18th instant, at Woodville, near Risdon, the Lady of John Mahon, late Captain 63d regiment, of a Daughter. DIED - At New Town, on Sunday, the 19th instant, Francis, the Infant Son of Robert Pitcairn. Esq. On Wednesday morning last, after a protracted illness, Mary, the Wife of Mr. Henry Howe, of Elizabeth street, Hobart Town.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 24 January 1840
Tasmanian Fire and Xiife Insurance Company. r*J^HE General Annual Meeting of the Shareholders I will be held at the Company's Office, Macquarie street, Hobart Town, on Wednesday, the 12th day of Februiry next, at I o'clock, when the annual statement of accounts will be laid before the meeting, and the Officers for the following year will be appointed. Gro. F. READ, Acting Manager. Hobart Town, January 22. Wanted, BY a young Lady, a situation as GOVERNESS in n genteel family. She has '.been accustomed to tuition, and is capable of instructing children in all the Usual and superior branches, if required. Apply by letter, (post paid,) to A. M. at the Courier Office, Hobart Town. Also, Wanted, bv a young Lady, a situation as NURSERY G OVE RN ESS in a genteel family. Apply as above. January 23. Wantedf A BLACKSMITH and FARRIER in the country at Oatlands. Or the Shop, willi (he whole of the Blacksmith's Tools complete, will be let tn any industrious steady man-this is an opportunity that ...
The Courier. FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 24, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 24 January 1840
inWr Có«rí#rr . FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 24,1840.. Br the Soundraporry, arrived yesterday from Canton with a cargo of tea, procured through the Americans, who having subscribed to the conditions imposed by the Chinese had been allowed to trade up to the time of the en- gagement, the following important intelligence has been received. Captain Smith of H.M.S. Volage had removed the blockade from the port and river of Canton, in consequence of the safety of some of the British, who were supposed to have been cut off by the officers of the Chinese Government, having been ascertained. The Commissioner at Macao issued a proclamation denouncing Elliott, and giving directions that he should be looked for and seized. The Chinese appear to have had but a mean opinion of the force of the two ships, and thinking that Captain Smith had yielded to fear, proceeded to attack them on the ground that a Chinese had been killed by one of the British, whom they demanded to be given up. The victory was mo...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 24 January 1840
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CO URIE It. t What ! donner and Mitten, j ou will have it then I DIMK HATXIKICK. Sia, I am again in the field ready to shiver a lance with some of your so called champions of the people-your buckrarn Bayards of the broad sheet-those enterprising crusader« in the cause of virtue, truth, religiorf, and bpnour, who are, ever prepared to raise the banner, when the cry is, not fot Peter's Moss, but Peter's pence. Give me the struggling dragon-I, war npt with the peaceful ilove : it shall go welLwith him if I make not bis writb ingtsa complex and a« tortuous at the mind whence the foul venom first engendeied flowed upon the com munity, poisoning the kindly juices of the heart, im- prisoning it within this godlike frame to fret and prey upon itself, freeting in truth tha genial durent of the «oui. . ' L- ". » . 8ovh bat been the consequence,of> venal and con .taminated press jn this colony, blessed though it be with the bountiful gifts of nature-inhabited too by a p...
ENGLISH EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 24 January 1840
ENGLISH EXTRACTS. , His Grace the Archbishop of Dublin, the Bishops ?of Down, Ferns, Cork, and Cloyne, are the four Irish .representative bishops for the ensuing session of Parliament,-Limerick Chronicle. :?..}We,understand that the Wesleyan Conference have appointed Friday, the 85th of October next, for cela . bratlng throughout the connexion by religious ser-; vices, tbe centenary of Wesley au Methodism.-G/oi«. The number of members wbo attended the Meeting rnf;the British Association for the advancement of : Science held in Birmingham, exceeded fourteen hun- dred. Ths receipts previously to the Meeting were £US, and. during the Meeting £1,092: and lhere were ^seventy-three new life members , admitted in the course of the proceedings. .It appears from the Time» thst the United States Bank (Mr.; Riddle's), is negotiating a loan of r ttflGÓ, 000 at Amsterdam, through the agency of the ' f boase of Hope and Co. That the' American Bank, I'aflcrali its recent speculations, should want ...
THE GAZETTE. FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 24, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 24 January 1840
THE GAZETTE. FRIDAY MORNING JANUARY 24, 1840. GOVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 11, Colonial Secretary's Office, January 21. The period for which the under-mentioned persons were transported, expiring at the date placed after their respective names, certificates of their freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon &nbsp; application at the Muster Master's Office, Hobart Town, &nbsp; &nbsp; or at that of a Police Magistrate in the interior: Augusta Jessie - Isaac Smith, 1st February; James Tyler, 23rd ditto. Atlas - John Lewis. 26th December; Philip Lewis, 26th ditto; George Monk, 26th ditto; Merrick Henry Myers,26th ditto; James Richardson,23rd ditto. Chapman. - William Harris, 16th February; Henry Stevens, 16th ditto Enchantress - Charles Casey, 14th February ; Robert Sutton, 14th ditto. Earl St. Vincent. - John Frederick Schutte, 16th February.' &nbsp; Frances Charlotte. - Mary Grundy, 9th February. Gilmore.-Thomas Connolly, 18th February...
COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. Hobart-town, January 24. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 24 January 1840
I COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. \ Hobart-town, January 24. Notice is hereby given, that the following claims for' grants will be ready for examination by the Commis, sioners appointed for that purpose, upon or immediately after the 25th day of March next, on or before which day any caveat or counter-claim must be entered: Henrie Nickolas, 200a. River Ouse, Cumberland, originally ordered to the applicant ; claim dated 1st February, 1839. i W. CHAMP, Chairman, j I # ..Sheriffs Office, January'22, 1840. I The following account of writs of execution, now re- ' maining unsettled in my office, is advertised by me, in compliance with the provisions of "_Lbc_Dçbtor_ and_ " .~ PETER FRASER, Sheriff. Vend. Expo. Rowlands v. Carron.-Writ received January 14, levy August 12, Hobart-town. Sale-On Monday, the 10th February next, at 12 o'clock, at the Court-house, Hobart-town, the right, title, and interest of defendant in and to certain shops, dwel- ling-house, and premises, being Nos. 13, la, 19, and 2...
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, 16th January. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 24 January 1840
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. i Thursday, Hitit January. Mary Ann Brackwait, free, was charged by Con. stable Simmons willi being drunk, and going into a house in Liverpool-street for some improper purpose. Committed to the House of Correction to hard labour one month. Benjamin Higgens, ticket-of-Ieave, John 2, was charged by Mrs. Spiller with drinking her liquor and not paying for the same ; and a fair damsel named Hamel was charged with participating in the above act. She was discharged, and the man ordered to reside in the interior. Isaac Wilson and Richard Meyers, two prisoners of the crown, were charged by Constable Simmons with regaling themselves in a public-house yesterday afternoon. They were ordered to hard labour on the roads two months each. James Fisher, John 1, a runaway from the New Town Bay chain gang, was sentenced (o two years' extension of transportation, and returned to New Town Bay. Mr. Duncan M'Dougall appeared to answer the complaint of John Harrison with having ...
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 January 1840
PORT PHILLIP. The continuation of bad weather during the last mouth bas very much retarded the operations both of the farmer and the sheep holder, neither has it been found practicable to reap the standing crops, nor to shear the ready fleece. Some gentlemen we under- stand who commenced at an unusual early period, have succeeded in securing the clip; others having reached the middle of their work, were obliged to desist while the extra bands engaged for the shearing season are still kept on at a great daily outlay. Some few having cleared and packed their wool, were at last unable to transport the produce to town, on account ofthe bad state both of roads and climate. -Port Phillip Gazette, January 8. The Port.-Objections have been raised by visitors to the security of our port, for, at the same lime that they have admired its general facility of access and navigation, its extended anchorage ground, and its available landing places, they have still hesitated to trust the shelter and...
PUBLICANS' LICENSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 January 1840
I . PUBLICANS' LICENSES. _ I At NEW NÖRFOLK-On Monday, 3rd February. At LONGFORD-On Monday, 3rd February. At RlCHMOND~-On Mondav, 3rd February. At HOBARTON- On Monday, 3rd February. State of the Female House of Correction, Hobart town, Jan. 28.-Number assignable for Hobart, 3; do. for the interior, 34. State of the Female House of Correction, Laun- ceston, January 24.-Number assignable, 6.
THIS MORNING'S POST. (From the Launceston Advertiser.) LAUNCESTON CORN MARKET. Union Steam Mills. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 January 1840
r ~THIS~MORNING'S POST." (From the Launceston Advertiser.) LAUNCESTON CORN HARKET. Union Steam Mills. Wheat *5s, oats 6s to 7s, pollard 4s,' bran Ss Gd, per bushel ; flour, first quality, 45s to 50s, second 43s to 48» ration 38s to 40s per lOOlbs. LAUNCESTON MAILS. To Adelaide, per Water Witch, To-Morrow. To Swan River, per Lady Emma, To-Monow. To London, per Prince Regent, To-Morrow. To London, per Vibilia, on the 12th February.
TO SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 January 1840
TO SUBSCRIBERS. We have received Sydney papers to the 17M instant, hut they do not contain any matter of much import. Captain Hobson had been waited Upon by a deputation to ascertain the object of his mission to New Zealand. He answered them, that he would investigate the titles to land-that he was, in fact, a New Zealand Caveat Commissioner I We subjoin the latest Sydney market prices :-Wheat, at the mills, (colonial) Ils to 12s 6d per bushel, according to quality - Van Diemcn's Land, none for sale ¡ bran, 2s per bushel ; maize,prices given gtowers,from8s to 8» Gd, but very little to purchase; retail prices, from 9s to 9s Gd per bushel.
The Courier. FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 January 1840
ffí* CiMtvt«m FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31,1840. WE have received, via Sydney, English intel- ligence to the 29th of September. Mr. Macau ley has been made Secretary at War. The Bank of England has afforded the United States Bank the assistance required, in consequence of the embarrassment occasioned by the refusal of the Bank of France to accept their bills to a large amount. The utmost uncertainty still prevails in the money market ; and although the harvest has been abundant it has suffered much from heavy rains. It has been found impossible to raise loans for state or other speculations in the United States. All is quiet on the side of Canada. From Constantinople advices were received to the 4th of September. Admiral Stopford had had an interview with the Sultan, and promised the Porte all the assistance that the English fleet could render. Mehcmet Ali, in the mean time, remains firm, and several of the Pashas, in the Turkish interest, have revolted to his side. THE Mayflower has ...
INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 January 1840
INDIA. From Calcutta we have papers to the 2nd of November. The Atalanta steam-ship was burned down on the 28th October. From the ljorthern frontier we learn that the army of the Indus had reached Cabool, but that Shah Soojah was received without any great demonstration of jay by the inhabitants. The charge of murder- ing twenty prisoners imputed to the Shah, and »lade also against Sir John Keane, rests upon the anonymous letter of a correspondent of one «f the Indian papers. The breach was made in the fort of Ghiznee by a discharge of 300lbs. of powder. The engineers approached the gate inobserved by the guards, who were smoking their pipes in imagined security on the other side. The discharge had nearly proved too much, as the ruins almost filled up the breach. The fort consists of a citadel and three walls, but after the first resistance no second stand was made, and the enemy fled in the utmost con- fusion. It is computed that they must have lost between four or five hundred men...
Meteorological Observations, From Jan. 23 to Jan. 29, at Hobarton, 2 o'Clock each Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 January 1840
Meteorological Observations, From Jan. 23 to Jan. 29, at Hobarlon, 2 o'Cfoc* each Day. I Thur. Frl. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. 29 e ¡29 8 BOO (30 3 BOO BOO 67 Wind. South East Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Velocity or the Wind. 25 20 15 10 15 10 20 Depth of Rain, 0.0 inches. Sunrises, 4b. 65m. Sun seu, 7h. 6m. Daylight begins, 3h. 20m. Daylight ends, 8h. 40m. Length of day, 14b. 15m. Day decreases, Ih. Om. Clock before sun, Oh. 14m. New noon, 3d day, 11} a. All Order», Advertisements, or Communication», intend**" fir thi» Paper, should be forwarded, addrtued to th* Editor of the Courier, early in the week. Short Notice» and Advertisements can be received unfit ti* o'clock on Thursday Evening, after which tim», a»' nounetmtnti, if sent, cannot appear until tkt »ntuinf wuk. AGENTS. , Mr. H. DOWLIXO, Bookseller, Launceston. Mr. Tua, Bookseller, Georg» Street, Sydney. Mr. J. BURNHAM HAU, 10, Tower Street, Lmim. Printed and Published hy the Proprietär, WMUASI Oof Elliston, mt the Co...
ALMANAC[?], AND ABSTRACT OF PUBLIC SALES FOR THE ENSUING WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 January 1840
AKMABTACK, I ANO ABSTRACT OF PUBLIC BALKS FOR THI «HSÜIHO WUK. I Sunday-February 2-Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. CHURCH SERVI«-FROFXR LISSONS. Morning Lessons-Isaiah, cn. 57-Mark, cn. 2. Evening Lessons-Isaiah, ch. 58-I Corinthians, ch. 14. Monday-February 3. Sale-Allotment of Ground in Barrack-street, at hil Mart- T. Y. Lowes. Sale-Land and Hereditaments, in Hobart Town, at his Mart-T. Y. Lowes. Tuesday-February 4. Sale-Mr. Clark's Slock of Wines, Ale, Porter, Sic, on the premises, Argyle-street-T. Y. Lowes. Wednesday-February 5. New Norfolk Court of Requests. Thursday-February 6. Hobart Town Court of Requests. Friday-February 7. Sale-Growing Crops, Cattle, Furniture, etc., at Both- well- T. Y. Lowes. ( Saturday-Februarys. , ' Mary Queen of Scots beheaded, 1587; i^__^_ r,
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. PORTUGAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 January 1840
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. PORTUGAL. i Slave Trade.-In consequence of the determination of the British Government to enforce the provisions of the treaty with Portugal to put an end to the slave trade, the utmost exasperation has been occasioned against the English in Lisbon, and (he following is a specimen of the brutal bombast in which some of their journals indulge. It might excite laughter were it not that it openly inculcates the virtue of assassination, and all because the Portuguese will not be allowed to traffic in human flesh. f From the Procurador dot Potos.) " What do these English do here ? They traffic for the purpose of sending our gold out of the country without even manifesting it; are they here for us or for themselves ? If England bas no occasion for this vile and miserable nation, then let the Government send them away, or the people will shoot like wolves' those who remain. " Portugal as Portugal stands in no need of Eng- land ; and for this reason, when she was prosp...
The Courier. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 30, 1840. SPIRIT OF THE PUBLIC JOURNALS. DECLINE OF THE CHARTIST POWER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 31 January 1840
Cln Courier* | THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY SO, 1840. SPIRIT OF THE PUBLIC JOURNALS. DECLINE OF THE CHARTIST POWER. ',; THE treadmill and the hulks have withdrawn a great many of the members of the National Con- vention from attendance upon their parliamentary duties-and we greatly fear that the gallows ia »b->ut to be put to work to the same purpose. Tiie formidable convention of the working classes, the representatives of three millions of armed men, have been turned out of their hall of meet- ing, can find with difficulty a place into which to thrust their heads, become scantier and more scanty every day, and are melting away like a snow-ball before the summer solstice of those terrible revolving suns the judges of assize. Even the sacred month is abandoned as im ^ practicable, and after contracting itself into three M sacred days,' has passed off without further event than a few conflicts between policemen and rioters, and the capture of a number of noisy fellows who will probab...