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Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
PATRICK'S PLAINS AMATEUR THE- ATRICAL PERFORMANCES. Under the Patronage of the Worshipful the Bench of Magistrates, Singleton. In aid of the Funds of the Benevolent Society of the District. THE First Performance will take place et Cox's HOTEL, on TUESDAY, October 17th, 1843, on which occasion will be produced the Operatic Drama, in 2 Acts, entitled THE PADLOCK; OR, LOVE LAUGHS AT LOCKSMITHS. After which, a Variety of SONGS, £c. The whole to conclude with the laughable Farce, in 1 Act, of THE HAPPY MAN. The Performance to commence at Half-post Seven o'clock precisely ; doora open at Seven. Tickets, 2s. 6d. each, to be had at apy of the Stores, Singleton. Children Is. each, to be paid at the door. VIVAT REGINA. 751 "WHT'ANTED, a Single Man as BLACK fW SMITH. He must be able to perform all Farm Work, and be a good Horse-shoer. Apply to Mr. James Dickson, West Maitland. 713 Banter River.-To tne Wool Grower« of tne above district. THE undersigned has made arrangements to SHIP WOOL from h...
BRITISH EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
BRITISH EXTRACTS. REMARKABLE TENACITY OF LIFE.-The State Gazette of Stockholm contains a long account of a singular fact which occurred at Elfsburgs Lehn in April last. A poor tailor, travelling in that part of Sweden, accidentally fell into a coal- pit, and remained there for the space of 39 days without food. At the date of the 27th December he was stated to be doing well, though in a very feeble state. In establishing a market in China, it is observed that the extension of our trade will in a great measure depend upon adapting our fabrics in shape and size to the prejudices of the people. From Cape Comorin to the Ganges the Hindoo women are clothed in one uncut piece of cloth, about seven yards long, and one wide, of colours and patterns which time and custom have rendered indispensable. Numerous factories have sprung up, within the last few years, throughout the northeastern districts of Ireland, for the preparation of flaxen thread, and the cultivation of the raw material has b...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks, storekeeper Cassilis, Mr. James Piper Dungog, Mr. Thomas Abbott Hinton, Mr. Robert Houshold, postmaster Jerry's Plains, Mr. J. J. Harpur, postmaster Merton, Mr. William Everness Murrurundi, Mr. A. Wightman, White Hart Inn Muswellbrook, Mr. Edw. Bennett, poundkeeper Newcastle, Mr. G. Felton Paterson, Mr. Wilkinson, auctioneer Raymond Terrace, Mr. Hutchinson, schoolmaster Scone, Mr. Thomas Dangar Singleton, Mr. A. Brown, postmaster Sydney, Mr. H. Ferris, commission agent, York street Wollombi, Mr. Michael Byrne Printed and published by the proprietors, THOMAS WILLIAM TUCKER and RICHARD JONES, at the Maitland Mercury Office, High-street, West Maitland, county of Northumberland, New $outU "Wolca,
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
TERMS. The " MAITLAND MERCURY " is published every Saturday morning. The terms of subscription are:-In Maitland and MorpetWis. 6d. per quarter, if paid in advance 6s. 6d. ; in Sydney and the country 8s. per quarter, if paid in advance 7s. The quarters end on the 31 *£ March, 90th June, 90th September, and 31st December respectively, at -which periods only subscribers can resign, by giving due notice. Parties residing in the country who do not order the paper through an agent will be required to pay in ' advance, or to give a reference to some party in Maitland. The charges for advertisements arc :-For the first inch of space (eight lines) and under, 2s'., and Is. per inch after, each insertion. Parties sending advertisements must state on them the number of times they are to be in- serted, or they willie continued until counter- manded, and charged accordingly. No verbal direction for the withdrawal or alteration of advertisements can be attended to. Adver- tisements will be receive...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
MAITBANB PRICE CUBBSKT. £ *. rf. Ale and Porter, per hogshead .... 6 10 0 Dunbar's, per dozen. 0 15 0 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 12 0, Annatto, per lb ,.4s to 0 8 O Arrowroot, per lb. 0 1 0, JBeer, HunterBrewery, per hogshead 2 5 0 Bottled Fruits, per bottle. 0 2 0 Per dozen . 1 1 0 Bread, per loaf of 4 lbs.-... 0 0 7 Bricks, per 1000.;.. 17s to 10 0 .Bttíc7ier'*.aCeaf.-Beef,perlb..ldto O O H Mutton, ditto .Id to 0, 0,1} Pork,ditto. ,0 0 4 Veal, ditto. 0 0 4 Butter, fresh, per lb .9d to 0 1 0 Calf Skins, each. 0 2 6; Candles, mould, per lb. ö d 6 Dip, per lb. 0 0 4J Cheese, períb.&lt;.t.' d 0 6 CbaZjperton,. 0 13 O Coffee, per Jb."...., 0 1 0 Currants, Zante, per lb .,... .8d to 0 1 0 Currie Poxcder,per bottle ¿.2s6d& 0 4 6. Effgs> per dozen. 6d to 0 0 9 Firewood, per load ..-. 0 3 0 Flour: (Nicholson'sMills, for cash) i First quality, per 100 lbs. 0 15 0. Second, ditto. 0 13 0 Ration; ditto. Oil 0, ' Bran, ditto.. . . . 0 5 0 (At Portus's Mills, for cash...
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN-An occasionally erratic move- ment may be readily overlooked in the wisest legislator, but persevering and systematic hos- tility to the wishes, wants, and interests of a constituency demand notice and redress. It is not without feelings of regret and pain that a reflection of this sort forces itself upon the conviction, on a review of the hitherto short career of our Legislative Council, in connexion with the name of the learned and honorable member for Northumberland, W. Foster, Esq. Anxious as I ' am to avoid hasty judgment, I cannot but strongly suspect that this gentleman has either mistaken his constituency, or that his constituency are mistaken in him. Happily for the extinction of political strife in this southern hemisphere, the names of Whig and Tory are almost banished from its political vocabulary; and well would it be if the animus of party were in like manner expelled from our national council-that the cloven foot were ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
NOTICE. THE Subscribers to the Mercury who are Six Months in arrears are reminded that unless their accounts are settled prior to the 24th instant their names will be struck off the subscription list. TUCKER & JONES. Maitland Mercury Office, \ October 4, 1843. ) LIST of ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS for the Erection of ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST'S CHURCH, West Maitland. Sunday Evening, October 1st, 1843. £ s. d. Rev. Mr. Lynch ....'.. 0 2 6 Mrs. Ann Ralph. 0 2 6 Mr. Thomas Dee. 0 3 6 Mrs. Doyle . 0 1 0 Mrs. Critchley. 0 2 0 Messrs. Cahill. 0 1 0 Tierney . 0 16 Connor . 0 2 6 Sharpe. 0 1 0 Stack . 0 2 6 William Nolan . 0 2 6 Miss Alice Stack. 0 2 G 746 Amount of cash received. .£150 Notice. IT is requested that all outstanding Accounts due to the undersigned be remitted to him, or paid to Mr. Chambers, Solicitor, Maitland. R. A. WISEMAN. Wollombi, 25th August, 1843. 731 "MTfOUND, by the undersigned, a dark Brown JBJ MARE, about 14 hands high, brand not legible, long tail, aged. The owne...
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1843. THE ESTIMATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1843. THE ESTIMATES. THE consideration of the Estimates has proceeded in much the same style and spirit in which it was commenced; and we fear there is little chance of much practical benefit being derived by the people from the labours of their representatives in this most important branch of their duties during the present session. Much of this may be attributed to the wily policy of the government party in defeating Mr. Walker's motion for the appointment of a committee. The Council has certainly succeeded in curtailing the charges for some of the departments, but we doubt much whether there will be any real economy in the reductions made. The principle on which they have been effected is, we think, very objectionable. We were opposed to Mr. &nbsp; Wentworths resolution for reducing the salaries of the government officers ac- cording to a certain graduated scale, and still more to Mr. Walker's proposition, as involving a degree o...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1843. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1843. In our last we stated that the discussion upon &nbsp; Mr. Windeyer's amendment for reducing the salary of the Collector of Customs to £800 per annum was going on at the close of our correspondent's letter. The debate was con- tinued for some time, and ultimately Mr COWPER proposed as a further amendment that the amount of the whole department should be reduced twenty per cent., leaving the executive to decide in what way the reduction Should be made. After a few observations, the amend- ment proposed by Mr. Cowper, which was to substitute the sum Of £7531 15s. 7d. tor the sum of £9414, was put, and carried by a majority of fifteen. The Council then adjourned. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. Mr. WENTWORTH moved an address to the Governor requesting certain returns connected with the Water Police department; and the Colonial Secretary and the Colonial Treasurer were appointed to present the address to his Excellency. The house then resol...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, September 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS, PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, September 28. In the estate of P. J. Cohen, innkeeper, West Maitland, a third meeting:-A. Polack, £103 15s, subject to a deduction'; J. Levien, £57 10s &nbsp; 4d allowed contingently ; the estate of Moses Brown, £27 0* 7d; J. Irwin, £8 15s. The meeting allowed the insolvent to retain his wearing apparel and household furniture, &nbsp; together with Mrs. Cohen's: trinkets. NEW INSOLVENTS. SEPTEMBER 30.-Edward Sparke,sen., settler, Woodlands, Hunter River. The surrender of this estate was accepted on an affidavit of his E. S's.) insolvency, and his having executions) , against his property. &nbsp; OCTOBER 8.-James Keppie, licensed victualler, Paterson River, county Durham : debts, £550 19s 0½d; assets-personal property, £13, out- standing debts, £95 5s 11d; balance deficiency, £442 16s 11d. 4.-Thomas Cooper, the elder, of Maitland, brickmaker : debts, £101 15s O½d ; asse...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. WHERE WAS THE MAJOR? To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. WHERE WAS THE MAJOR? To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN-Several friends of mine have been very anxiously inquiring where our repre- sentative, the Major, was during the greater part of the debates on the Estimates in the Council chamber. Do you know? They think he might as well have been at the sport when his brother was ferreting out the official ratholes, assisted so ably by that active little terrier from Durham, and the sharp, wiry Scotch terrier from Port Phillip. His constituents do not thank him for his vote in favour of the Governor's aide-de- camp, and strongly advise him not to be led away by the blarney of Mr. Commissioner Therry. -Your obedient servant, BOB SHORT. Maitland, October 5, 1843.
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. POLICE OFFICE.—MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. (Before Major Crummer, P.M., and Captain Armstrong, J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. POLICE OFFICE.-MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. (Before Major Crummer, P.M., and Captain Armstrong, J.P.) ESCAPE FROM NOBBY'S ISLAND.- William Thorp, a convict in irons at Nobby's Island, was charged with making his escape from the island on the 23rd September. Robert Backop, a soldier in the 99th regiment, deposed that he saw the prisoner and another convict in the water off Nobby's Island, making for the North Shore; he called out several times to them to return. Thorp returned, but the other prisoner, whose name was William Brennan, was shot at by the guard. The shot struck Brennan, and witness saw him sink, and his body has not yet been recovered. Thorp was conveyed to the lockup to answer the charge of escaping from the Island. The bench found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to receive one hundred lashes. The prisoner said he would do his best to escape from Nobby's, or perish in the attempt. &nbsp; &a...
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
COMMERCIAL REMARKS. No sign of improvement in business in this district has yet been evinced. Everything, in fact, appears to be as dull as it well can be. There is no alteration whatever in the prices of any kinds of grain or farm produce, and very little is indeed brought into the market. All the storekeepers complain of the great dearth of money, scarcely anything been done for cash. Butter appears to be very plentiful, and is selling at from 6d. to 1s. per lb. A good deal has lately been purchased for the Sydney market. The prices of nearly all articles of consumption remain stationary.
MORPETH SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
MORPETH SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. OCTOBER 2.-Eclipse, schooner, Joseph M'Der- mott- master, from. Sydney September 30th. Manifest:-4 bales woolpacks, 11 bags salt, 2 quarter casks wine, 2 kegs spirits, 4 chests tea, 2 three-quarter chests tea, 2 half-chests tea, 1 parcel, 1 package pickles, 43 mats sugar, 1 hogs- head earthenware, 1 hogshead porter, 2 cases wine, 1 bundle spades, 1 package scythes, 2 cans oil, 1 keg sundries, 1 hogshead soap, 1 bundle twine, 1 package paper, Henry Dangar; 2 hogs- heads porter, J. P. Wilkie. 3.-Rosalind, cutter, Taylor master, from Sydney September 30th. Manifest :-300 bush- els wheat, John Portus; 1 dray,- Blair; 10 bags salt, 15 bags sugar, 2 chests tea, 1 half chest tea, 1 barrel currants, 1 barrel sundries, 2 boxes raisins, 1 box glassware, 1 bundle shovels, 1 case soft goods, 2 cans oil, 1 basket earthen- ware, 1 bag loaf sugar, 1 matted parcel, 1 paper parcel, 2 tins coffee, 1 barrel oil, 1 hogshead sundries, 1 package paper, 1 bale soft goods, J....
SYDNEY NEWS. WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE IN THE SYDNEY MARKET, DURING THE PRESENT WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
SYDNEY NEWS. WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE IN THE SYDNEY MARKET, DURING THE PRESENT WEEK. WHEAT AND FLOUR.-There is at present no alteration, although a cargo of each has arrived during the week from South America ; it is not yet sold, so that whether it will affect the market or not cannot at present be ascertained. MAIZE is still selling at from 1s 9d to 2s for very best samples. There has not been so much sent in to the market this week as usual ; I fear it is useless settlers holding on, for I do not think it is likely to be higher in price before the weevil will get into it, which will of course reduce its value. BARLEY AND OATS are only selling in small quantities, at 2s 6d per bushel ; unless very prime samples of malting barley, which may be worth 3s. It is now getting late for malting. BRAN.-There is a little alteration in the price this week ; it may be quoted at £5 to £5 10s, according to quality. HAY-Oaten and Lucerne-Is still about the same price ;...
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. Mr. Ledsam, at his rooms, at twelve, weekly &nbsp; sale of miscellaneous property. The Sheriff, at the Union Hotel, at noon, an allotment of land in the township of Buchanan. THURSDAY. &nbsp; Mr. Ledsam, at the Northumberland Hotel, at noon, Mrs. Harper's interest in the Toloduna Station, and the stock depasturing thereon ; also, the stcck depasturing at Oswald; also, fat wethers, cart and harnesi, and horse. Also, at the pound, West Maitland, a colt. FRIDAY. Mr. Ledsam, at Oswald, at noon, household furniture, dairy utensils, farm implements, &c.
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
IMPONDINGS. At East Maitland, September 30th, from the &nbsp; lands of MT. Eales-A. yellow sided cow, back, belly, tail, and face white, cocked horns, branded AW on off rump, 308 on thigh same side ; a red heifer, about twelve months old, with belly and tail white, if branded not visible; a red cow, straight horns, branded on off rump apparently JB or D, a small piece off top of off ear, with &nbsp; yellow calf, unbranded ; damages 1s. per head. If not duly released, will be sold. JOHN SHEEHAN, Poundkeeper. At Dungog-One red heifer, white flanks, brand near rump not legible ; one blue yearling bull, branded off rump like R 1 ; one red bull, about one year old, no brand ; one red bull, white face, about nine months old, no brand, one black poley cow, white face, branded off rump YMP; one yellow snail horned cow, &nbsp; branded near side, RP, a, over, off rump R 1 ; one red and white poley cow, branded off ribs JHP, off rump R 1, near ribs P ; one black steer, ...
DISTRICT COUNCIL. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
DISTRICT COUNCIL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3. Present :-The Warden, Mr. Innes, Mr. Lang, and Captain Hungerford. CLERK. The WARDEN read a letter applying for the situation of clerk, in the event of Mr. Chambers's resignation, and said that he was not quite certain how Mr. Chambers intended to act, but as none of the officers could act until the Council ordered them to do so, the best way would be to allow the matter to rest, and if necessary to advertise in the Maitland Mercury for applications, and fix a day for the con- sideration of such applications as might be received. In the meantime he (the Warden) would willingly perform what little duty was required until the appointment was made. ASSESSMENT. The WARDEN then read the following (e Report of the Sub-Committee on arrangements for Assessment. " 1. It is the opinion of the sub-committee of the District Council that two assessors be appointed to value the properties belonging to the district. "' 2. That the assessors be instructed to val...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] SINGLETON. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 7 October 1843
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] SINGLETON. THE DISTRICT COUNCIL.-We are much gratified at the determination of the Dis- trict Council to go carefully and economically to work ; and we do think so long as they main- tain that determination they will meet with little opposition, at all events none from the people of this town who, generally speaking, are more in favour of District Councils than against them, provided some very objectionable clauses in the act were removed. SCHOOL EXAMINATION.-On Thursday, the 28th September, an examination of the children under the tuition of Mr. J. J. Walsh, at the Catholic school, Singleton, was conducted by the Rev. J. J. Lynch, in the presence of the parents of the children and such of the inhabitants as took an interest in the well-being of the institu- tion. The ready answers given by these inter- esting youths to questions relative to the Christian doctrine were creditable alike to the industry of their instructor and to ...