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DECEMBER WOOL SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 29 May 1841
DIECcEiBElR W00,LSAL S. TuI qunality of Ihr.,Australian Wool, with the exc'eptioin of some fi'stlrale ~flcks, was moitty inl'rior, in ihad con dition' ad short s5A iids, amnil a great die.t of it hurry. so that--on the.? desct ip tionI we must q uote.a retcdnltion in price on the last October satlis of, about I to 5 per emnt. On the other hand. clre in commibimng wool, h)eing very sIarte. full'y .supported former rates. and1 even ie naized somm advtlanc., but im n all iomthtine u.ool, even inlcluding-th' lin"'.t .fl 'uki in eood condition, we thinik themre wS ai redulctioni of it! Uper. I) Good: G.rm:an fleeces; i'io?od colilition` sold frbm` Is 61 to 2s 3d T'he P.st Ilndmtia 'iooii realiseItlfull prices, but :here -was nmone of first quality-good' wliite.' Prices as follow.: New south Wales Choice lo. k ........ 1 9d to 4t 1d Good and clean ...... I 6 .... 1 8R. Inferior hurry & dusty I 3 ... 1 5 South Ausialiit " i Moslly in had condition 1 2 ... 1 6 Van I)iemen's Lmamnd- ...
MISCELLANEA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 29 May 1841
1 SZC LLANEA., IPirary in IhP Allwdjic.--I i the Cape prpers just rtceivd, we find uccuunlas uf (iiralacal ettacks un varuloas v.sseah in the Atl antic Oce~a i. T'he chip Wig, deruierc, Captain 1,uwnr.(rutat CulcutIa antdl St. HIelenia, 'as boarded Ui lat. 6 north, long. 2.3 west, by thirty' mien C rumn a S paiusli br'g, wi di her head and stern, covered with cloth, mauuediby about 00 !thuaraded haoiuda, m-ounted with Atix eightlen iouinders, a.d a .long. thrty-two pounder, on a swivel before the foremast. 'The thirty men :hoarded the ship in a launch. They were covered with flaninel cloaks. wh ch, at a signal from their officer they threw off, and appeared eacth armed with four pistols and a sword. The officer told the Captain .he. had lost h:ts iowsprit, and mist have that of the Windermere; and thereupon they drove every one below, and cut away the bo . sprit, rigging, and every thing that caime in their way. InI the evening the) left the ship, taking with them the bowsprit and ,...
A TORNADO. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 29 May 1841
A TORNADO. &nbsp; The following graphic account of the Natchez Tornado is one of the first articles written by the late Timothy Flint, who was himself buried for a time beneath the ruins of one of the buildings : — "The morning preceding the storm had been excessively sultry. The sky was overcast rather, as it appeared, with a dusty haze, than thick clouds; and the sky from nine to one was a continual rumble of a hundred low thunders all melting into each other, and no rain fell. " At half after one, there sat at the table, I suppose, fifty guests. The thunder had within a few minutes be- come severe, and the darkness so great as to require candles. But these cir- cumstances in that climate are not apt to create alarm. I finished a hasty dinner, went through a reading room and a beautiful bar room to the front door looking up the street—for it was Natchez under the hill. " I saw a terrific-looking black cloud, as though a well-defined belt of black broadcloth, seeming a mile...
Markets. CORIO, 5th June 1841. RETAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
tRat'Rets. Conio, 51th June 1841. RETAIZ.' Bread,'per 4 lb. loaf £0 1 6 to 0 0 o Beef, per lb. ........ o o 6... o o 7 Mutton, per Ib . o o 5.. o o o Butter, fresh, per Ib. 0 2 6.. 0 o o . salt. (colonial) o 2 6.. o o a Cheese (Eiglish)perlb o 2 0.. o o o Colonial ....... o 1 4.. o o Eggs, per dozen . o 5 0.. o 6 o Bacon, per lb. .... o 1 6.. o o 0 Potatoes, per cwt. .. 18. 0.. 1 o o Tea, per lb ..... o 6 o.. o 8 0 Sugar, per lb ...... o o 4:. o o 6 Milk, per quart ..... o 6 o 6.. o o Soap, per lb......... o o 6.. o o 8 Candles, mould, per lb o o 10.. o 1 o
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
STATIONEZRY WAREHOUSE THE UNDERSIGNED beg to inform the citizens of Corio, and the Set tiers of the Geelong District, th'it they have just received a select consignment of Stationery, and have made arrange. ments for a regular supply of the same. so that they can now assure the public of being supplied with articles of superior qualities, at the same price for which they can be purchased in Melbourne. Of the following articles they would particularly call attention to the great variety and cheapness of their account and memorandum books. Account Books, in great variety. Cyphering Books. Memorandum Books. Black lead Pencils. Pencil cases. Writing Ink in large and small bottles. Quills. Steel Pens and Holders. Perpetual Note Books with Metallic Pencils. Blotting paper. Map of-New South Wales, Port Phillip, South Australia, Swan River, aud Van Diemen's Land. Flutes, one and four keys. Flute Instruction Books. Playing Cards, of various qualities. Drawing Paper, a few sheets of extra qua...
FORESTS OF THE MIDDLE DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
.FORESTS OF TIE MIIDDLE DIS TRICT. . The forests of Australia are of boundless extent, and as far as can yet be ascertained, coverthe'gredter por tion of the surface of New Holland. 'These immense wildernesses of timber are principally of Eucalyptus species, interspersed with belts or clumps of acacia discolor-green wattle, from which exudes a gum similar to gum arabic; various kinds of native oak, pine, ash, honeysuckle, cedar, stringy bark, iron bark, cherry, sassafras, the stately cabbage tree, and many hundred others, tedious to name in this short sketch. The blue gum is used by the colonists in building their vessels, it is accounted equal in durability to the best English oak. The greatest vari ety of trees, shrubs, and flowers, are found on the sea coast. The cabbage tree is one ofthe most beautiful I have seen, and grows to an enormous height, sometimes to 70 or 100 feet, without a branch and perfectly straight, the branches clustering together at the top, giving it a most i...
MISCELLANEA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
MSCELLrANEA, The Morning Chronicle, speaking of the explosion which took place at the seige of Acre, says :-" Two thousand souls were shattered into twenty thousand atoms in one instant." Ten atoms therefore are equal to one soul. Mlendicant IVit.--" Yon had better a'k for manners than money," said a finely dressed gentleman to a beggar boy, who asked him for alms. " I asked for what I thought you had the most of, was the reply of the little mendi cant. The last case of absence of mind, is that of a gentleman, who, in seeking torwind up his watch, wound up him. self;, and never found out his mistake till his creditors objected to let him go on tick any longer. " An Irishism.-Some Irishmen' in Liverpool, who have called a meeting for a repeal of the union, give the lie to their own desires by heading their placards with the motto-Union is strength. Ship Canal from thle Atlantic to the Pacific.-Ilt is stated in the American papers, that the Parisian company had sent out -a ship freigh...
CORRESPONDENCE. LETTERS OF PUBLICOLA. NO. II. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
C®OaESPoNDWNCi. LETTERS OF PUBLICOLA. NO. II. SIR,-Circumstances of an imperative nature precluded me from addressing you last week, for which I must now apologise to you. Since my first letter appeared, I have been given to understand that my queries relative to the Melbourne banks may be answered in the afirmative; that is to say, that the banks can pay twenty shillings in the pound, and still have a large surplus. I am glad to hear it indeed; and, as my informa tion came from a most intelligent com mercial source, I have every reason to believe in its truth. But here the very obvious question arises,-viz., why do not these monied companies advance in the way of discounts-to those who. are known to be substantial men ? Instead of this being done, (I do not say it is not done in soms instances,) highly responsible parties a're left to hawk goodbills about the town as so much waste paper. This state of things does not iudicate well filled coffers; but if they are well filled, why-ag...
CHINA. BATTLE OF THE BOGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
CHINB. BATTLE OF THE BOGUE. (Abridged from the Adelaide Chronicle.) AFTER several conferences between the Chinese commissioner and the British plenipotentiary, and an exchange of the forts formerly captured, for the posses sion of ilongkong, a treaty was agreed upon, subject to the approbation of the Emperor. On the 15th February, Captain Elliot returned from his second visit to Keshen. The Nemesis was on the 16th February despatched to the' Bogue, with des. patches for Keshen, which, it was said contained the treaty ready drawn up for the imperial commissioner's sig nature, and the steamer had orders to wait at the Bogue till Thursday night. Meanwhile the accounts received from Canton seemed to show that the Chinese were by no means earnest in their pro fessions. The accounts from Canton received during the week were to the effect that Lin,on the 21t of the month, again took the seals of office as governor of Cantor Province; that Keshen retains the office only of imperial commissi...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
SYDNEY. Fine Flour, 260. per 1O01bs. Se conds, 23. Ration, 19.. Colonial Wheat, 4s. to 7s. per bushel. Mlaize 2s. to 3s. 6d. ditto. Barley, 5s. ditto, Cape Barley, 5s. ditto. Oats, Gs. to 83. ditto. Ilay, 71. to 101. per ton. Wheat Straw, 14s, to II. O0s. CoRIO: Edited by JAMES HARRISON, and Printed and Published for JOHN PASCOC FAWKNI:a (sole proprietor) by JOHN' SCAMBLE, at the AdvertiJse Omco, MIalop street, North Corio, Ause tralia Folix,
PREVENTION OF SCAB IN SHEEP. EXTERMINATION OF THE WILD DOG. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
PREVENTION OF SCAB IN SHFEP. EXTERMINATION OF THE WILD DOG. 'The rapid extension of that trouble. some disease, the scab, ought to alarm the fears of our settlers, and cause them to bestir themselves, in order to adopt some efficient means for.the prevention of its increasing ravages. All the medicines in the world will not exterminate the dis ease, so long as its exciting causes continue to act. The loss and inconvenience caused by the prevalence of this disease, are very great indeed. The wool is de teriorated in quality and diminished in quantity; the flesh is rendered unfit for food ; the increase is less ened ; the crossing of breeds in many cases prevented; an immense quantity of labour is lost in extra attendance and dressing; expenses are greatly increased ; and last, and worst of all, a spirit of enmity and a want of neighbourly feeling is en gendered between the proprietors of adjoining runs; the unfortnnate possessor of scabby flocks seeks for a remedy in their removal to...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
NEW ZEALAND. We have received a file of the New Zealand Gazette up to the 1st of June. They are full of interesting matter, but we received them at too late an hour for laying a summary of their contents before our readers in this publication. The colony was steadily, progressing, and it was rurmoured that coal had been discovered in the vicinity of Port Nicholson. We have to apologize to the editor of the New Zealand Gazette, for an error which we have committed in ne. glecting to forward the Geelong Ad ve tiser for several weeks past. The mistake arose from confounding the Gazette with the paper which was recently put a stop to at the Bay of Islands. Regularity will in future be ensured. Copious extracts in our next.
Select Poetry. THE CIRCASSIAN WAR SONG. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
TIIE CIRCASSIAN WAR SONG. PB ? BSLACK WOOD'S MAOAZINE. 'A shout from the mountains ! The hunters are near ; But their horn is not wound For.the; chase of the deer. The sons of Circssna Have clasped on their ma!!, They are bloodhounds that Ihunt On the Muscovites trail. They have hunted the robber From forest to shore ; And the sands of the Euxinec Are red with his gore. Woe, woe to the yellow beards, Woe to their czar, When the flaine on,cur hills Calls our chieftains to wa,. Ills blood shall run cold, And his cheek shall be wan, When lie hears if the corpses YWhich load the Cuban ; And the howl of his uarmy lThsat sank in its stream SIhall -poisao his banquet And madden hiis deuam. WVe march'd througlh the midnight, We narclh'd throsugh the noon; At evening we saw Tie grim walls of Aboun. Like a lion it basked On the brow of its Ihill. At midnight it roared, But at morning was still.. We tamed it with fire, Ansd we chocked it with blood, Now-the gore-blackened ground Alone shllows ...
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
M ELBOURNE. MELBOURNE PRICE CURRENT.-FInUr first, £27 to £28 per ton, second £26 third £25; pine 3id per foot, cedar logs 4d. to 5d.; deals 9id.; shingles per thousand £1 15s, to £2 Os.; tea hysonskin £13 to £15, per chest; potatoes £14 to £16 per ton; maize 3s to 5s. per bushel; oats 7s to 8s 6d per bushel.
SUPREME COURT—CIVIL SIDE. SATURDAY, MAY 29.—(MOTIONS.) [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
SUPREME COURT-CIVIL SIDE. SATUnDAY, MIAY 29.-(MOTIONS.) Mlessiter v.. Brodie.-A common jury was granted. In re George Grey George.-His Honor stated that the estate would remain in the hands of the Deputy Registrar until the will should he satisfactorily proved. Graham v. Bourhill.- Defendant ap plied for further time to plead, upon an illidavit setting forth a good delence to tle action.-R-efused. Brown v. Westwood.-F-lis Honor de dcied that as no plea had been entered, he should discharge the case with costs. Pittman v. Macknnzie.--Motion made to set aside judgment. Refused, with costs. &MONDAY, MAY 31. This being a day appointed for hear. ing dcfended caus'es, before assessors, the followinr were decided : James v. Sharp.-For goods sold and delivered. Verdict £38 8s. Same v. Tulloch.-Struck out in con sequenre of their being no evidence. M'Cabhe v. Robertson. - For goods sold and delivered. Verdict £84 Js 3d. Mills v. Jones.-Struck out. Brown v. Westwood.-Struck out. Chish...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
1DIR. G. GT. LLOYD Will submit to piblic competition, on MONDAY, the 14th inst., at Twelve o'clock, at the Auction Company's Ollice, Corio, N OS. 5,4, and 3, in Subuiban 16, L Section 8. ALSO, ON TIIE GROUND. Several Lots of Land in Allotment 15, Block 10, North Corio.-A plan to.be seen at the Olfice. Terms:-Twenty per cent deposit, the remainder approved bills at three and six months. • i m m um nm- n I Ua nun mzm ' , ror Sale, by Privato Contract, AN Allotment of LAND, situated between Mr. Gray's new Store and the Brick House now erecting by Mr. Robinson (which is intended for an Inn), in Corio.street, containing a front age of 28 feet, by a depth of 45 teet, ,the whole of which being frontage to a lane 10 feet wide. As this is an opportunity of securing one of the best business situations in Town, early application is necessary. Terms moderate. G. T. LLOYD. Auction Company's Rooms, Corio. Working Zullocka. IIR. LLOYD las the pleasure to inform the Settlers of the Western District...
WHOLESALE. GRAIN, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
WHOLESALE. GRAIN, &c. Wheat, per bushel .. o o o.. o o Maize, per bushel .. -o 4 0.. o 0 Oats, per bushel .... o 8 0.. o 9 o Barley, per bushel .. o o o.. 0 o 0 Flour, first, per ton .. 28 o o..32 o 0 Second ....;... 24 o o..28 oo 'Ilhird .... 0 ... 0.. o o o Hay, V.D,L. per ton . 15 0 o..]S o a BUILDING MATERIALS: Bticks, per thousand.. 2 5 0.. 2 10 n Cedar deals, per foot. o o 0..o o0 0 Pine, per foot ........ o o 6.. o o 8 Hardwd boards, 100 f. 1 5 0.. 1 8 6 Shingles, per thousand 2 b 0. 2 5 o Battens, per 100 feet.. 1 5 0.. 1 7 0 Paling, broad, per 100 1 2 o.. 2 10 o Narrow ditto ........ 1 o o.. 1 15 Nails, per lb. ........ o o 8.. o 1 o SPIRITS; TOBACCO, &c. Ale, in bottle, per doz. o 16 o.. o 18 o Porter, per dll,' .. o 16. o.. o 18 o Brandy, per gallon .. 1 8 0.. 1 10 0 Gin, pergallon ...... 1 5 o.. 1 10 6 Ruinm, per gallon .... I o 0.. o o0 Port wine, per dozen. 2 o 0.. 3 5 Sherrv,.per dozen .... 2 o o.. 3 6 o Negrohead Tobacco, lb. o 4 6. o 5 o Colonial dit...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
SYDNEY. It is said that his Excellency has deterrniined on visiting Port Phillip when the ensuing session of:the legis lative council is over.-Chronicle. A supply of vaccine lymph has been lately procured in Sydney. S;r Maurice O'Connell was shot at in the vicinity. of Rosehill, hby some villain who managed to effect his escape. We are glad to state that the gallant general was unhurt.-Gazette. The notorious bushranger Jackey Jaclcey had made his appearance in Sydney, where he enjoyed. himself for three days without detection, and then decamped on a horse stolen fiom a government paddock. During all the present month; we have experienced a succession of wet and boisterous weather, with sudden changes in the atmosphere, which has had a most disastrous effect upon the health of the .inhabitants. Similar weather has been felt all over the neighbouring districts, where that dreadful scourge, the scarlet fever, is raging and making sad havoc-Gazette The Hend Mastership of the Sydney Coll...
SHIP NEWS. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 5 June 1841
SHZP NEXWS. ARRIVAL?. May 31-DEvONSHiIitE, schooner, Sut ton master, from Melbourne. Cargo 5 tons flour, Champion ; 2 bags coffee, 2 kegs 2 chests sundries, Gray; I box, 10 bags flour, 100 cheeses, 6 'cases chairs. Austin , 2 firkins butter, ' case cheeses, Sheppard; I ton salt, Strachan & Co.; 2 cases merchandise, Cashmore & Co.; 4000 feet timber, Sellar & Hale. June I--LAPWINO, schooner, Bowden master, from William's Town. Cargo 2, oases hardware, I cask mustard, I cask glassware, 2 bales blankets, 1 cask gloreriesa I cask boots. 2 casks hard ware, 1 bag boots, 1 case hardware, 2 kegs powder, 50 joists. 17 bags flour, 12 bags oats, 1 chest tea. 1-ALICe, cutter, Sutton master, from Melbourne, with six passengers. Cargo -13 cases 12 casks bottled porter, 1 thd rum, 1 ca.k brandy. 2 boxes soap, I chest ten, 86 hags barley. 4 kegs paint 1 box cigars,3 bags sugar, 3 boxes sundries, 2 kegs spirits, 4 casks ale, 60 loaves sugar, 1 pocket hops, Griffin; 6 chairs, A...