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LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 11 May 1842
LAUNCESTON. WHEAT. — The prices range from 5s. 9d. to 6s. 9d. per bushel, according to the sample and credit. Purchases are now made more freely at 6s. than they were some weeks ago ; domestic consumption and exportation are gradually re- ducing the stocks : and, on this account, there is a slight indication of an advance in price. The experience of the last two years, we are however sure, will not he lost on the growers. Their plan is to meet the demand at a remunerating rate ; not to hold for exhorbitant prices ; which can never exist for a long period, and must ultimately be productive of injury to the farmer. When the price of wheat is above 8s, per bushel, foreign supplies will undoubtedly reach us. BARLEY — English, from 5s. 6d. to 6s. per bushel ; Cape, 4s. 6d. ditto. OATS — feed, 4s. per bushel ; for seed, 5s. 0d. ditto. FLOUR — first quality, £18 ; second, £16 ; third, £14 per 2000lbs. Retirn of grain and flour exported from the port of Launceston, during the week ending 30...
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 11 May 1842
HOBART TOWN. There has been little alteration in the wheat market since our last. Fine flour at the mills, £19 to £19 10s. ; wheat, 7s. 3d. to to 7s. 6d., English barley, 6s. 6d. to 7s., Cape ditto, 5s. 3d. to 6s. 6d., oats, 5s. 3d, to 5s. 6d. per bushel ; potatoes, £6 10s. to £7, hay (pressed ) £7 10s., loose ditto, £6, to £6 10s., straw, £3 to £3 10s., Port Arthur coals, 30s., Sydney ditto 45s., English ditto, 42s., she oak 14s., gum 8s. to 9s. per ton ; eggs 2s. 6d., to 3s. per dozen ; fresh butter 2s. 6d. to 2s. 9d. per lb. ; cabbages 1s. 9d. to 2s. per dozen ; car- rots 6s. to 6s. 6d. per cwt. ; turkeys 5s. to 6d. each, geese ditto ; ducks, 4s. 6d. a pair ; fowls 3s. to 4s. ditto ; shingles, 8s. to 9s. per 1000 ; sawn timber, 8s. to 9s. per 100 feet ; posts and rails, 25s. per 100 ; paling 5s. to 6s. ditto. — Colonial Times. Return of grain and flour imported at the port of Hobart Town, during the week ended 3rd May, 1842, inclusive — Nil. Return of grain and flour exported fro...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 11 May 1842
SYDNEY. During the week the greatest tranquility has prevailed in the commercial markets, and business has been limited, arising from the inclement state of the weather ; the alterations have been but few. TEA has declined, and may now he quoted at £6 per chest, without any large sales being effected. SUGAR. — The cargo ex Caroline, has changed hands, but the figure has not transpired ; the holders of the cargo ex Fair Barbadian are ask- &nbsp; ing £55 per ton. The lowest figure at which this article is now to be purchased is £30. In other articles there is no alteration. WHEAT. — This market has been without any supplies from the country during the week. Price — 5s. 6d. to 6s. 6d. per bushel. FLOUR. — The business done in this market has been but small, in consequence of the inclemency of the weather. The mills quote as formerly ; namely — Fine, 20s. to 21s. ; seconds, 17s. to 18s. ; ration, 15s. to 16s. per 100 lbs. ; bran, 1s. 6d. to 1s. 10d. per bushel ; No. 1 biscuit, 2...
SUPREME COURT, HOBART TOWN SITTINGS IN BANCO. Friday May 2. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
SUPREME COURT, HO1A1AR1T TOWN' SITTINGS IN BANCO. Friday Uay 2. TITLIY V. SIIttwIN.-The Attorney General, on the part of the defendant, ap plied for a rule to show cause why a non suit should not be entered in the above case instead of a verdict for the plaintiff, on the ground that thie jury, in arriving at their verdict, must have assumed that the defend °ant was agent both for the plaintiff and the company he represents, which was con trary to evidence. His Honor the Chief Justice could not soc how the jury arriving .at-the verdict they did carried with it the inference that they believed the defendant to -llave been the agent for more than the Insurance Company. The jury found an unconditional verdict. Ifthe point of agency had been reserved at the trial, the court could of course hear the arguments; but unless the point was so reserved, he thought they ought not to interfere with the verdict. The rule was, however, after some further discussion, granted.
THE LAUNCESTON SWAMP CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
THE LAUNCESTON SWAMP CASE. AnnorTT . CnvEY?n.-This came before the court on demurrer. The declaration was in case for pulling down a house then in possession of plaintiffs tenant, to the in jury of plaintiff's reversionary interest. The defendant pleaded-1st, the general issue; 2ndly, that the plaintiff' had not the reversionary interest; and 3rdly, that the soil and freehold were in the Queen, and that defendant by her command pulled down the house because it encumbered the freehold. To the 3rd plea the plaintiff replied, that the defendant of his own wrong, and with out the cause by him assigned, committed the grievances complained of which repli cation is commonly called the replication " de injuria sua propvria." The defendant demurred to this plea on four grounds 1st. That the replication referred to the whole plea, and not the command only. 2ndly. That it put in issue matter of title. 3rdly. That the replication did not spe cially traverse the command alleged. 4thly. For being...
POETRY. LA NOTTE ED IL GIORNO. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
POETRY. LA NOTTE ED IL GIORNO. AnROUND our globe with ceaseless flight Move the twin sisters clay and night; Intent to bear to every clime, The mandate of their father, time; And pour with equal-handed grace, His blessings on the human race. Day bathes the earth in dews of light, Night brings its visions yet more bright. The op'ning flower, the wild bird's song, To day, glad joyous day, belong ; While night, with step more staid and calm, Brings slumbers soft lethean balm. When day has suffer'd aught of care, Night sheds her soothing poppies there; If night hath brought us aught of sorrow, Day shall lead on a brighter morrow. When time's allotted course is done, His wings unplumed, his hour-glass run, May day be merged in brighter day, And fdtio in heaven's own light away; And all night's fairest visions be Changed to more bless'd reality I -LIocdy Flora Hastings.
EXPORTS. Vessels reported outwards during the week. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
EXPORTB. reasscls reported outwards ds'uring the week. 1airy 7.-Pcr barque EMU, for London. I box curiosities, C. S. Henty ; I box writings, 1Bank of Aiustrallasa; 12 casks ihead matter, I ditto scal skins, 4.:81 bales wool, HI-enty & Co.; 2 cases curl osities, 28 tons bark, 1(3 bales wool, Willis & Co.; I9 ales wool, II. V. Legge; 19 ditto, 3 ditto sheep skins, William. Talbot ; I bundles whalebone, 114 bales wool, .1. Haven; 3: ditto, Kerr & Co.; 20 ditto, Down & Co. ; case skins, Mrs. Darke; 1 box curiosities, 11. Marshall ; 1 box plants, Rev. It. 11. )avies ; 318 bales wool, Connolly & Co. 1"1al 10.-Per schooner WILL VWAT1'CH, for Port P'hillip. 100 bags flour, Down & Co.; 100 ditto oats, 12 iitto whetst, IH2 ditto flour, 28 ditto bran, .1. Grilliths ; 1 cask grindery, Captain Har-. ding. MayJ 11.-Plcr schooner ESSINGTON, for P'ort laId Hay. 50 bags flour, 1,037 bricks, 2 bolts canvas, 2 bagA coffee, 12 bags rice, I case I keg sund...
VESSELS IN HARBOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
VESSELS IN HAAIRBOUR. Ship Agoestlin, loading for London. - - Henry, ditto Brig William lulchecr, loading for Adelaide. Barque Lady Frankliln, loading for Port Arthur. Schooner Richatrd olnoZat, dlsclnarging. -· lllnercva, loaditng for Port Phlllip. - CUhallctger, discharging. " Steamer Corsacir ditto, 6
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
I)EPARTUIRES. May 6.-SchlooIner Triton, for the Frielidy" Islands, with stores,. May 7.-COtter. Shamrock, for Port Philliip, with sundrisca. Mlay 7.-Brig Carolmi, foro Lituncestoli, with Maly O.-lBrig Llalh, fIr Calcutta, in ballast. Mlay 13. -Schanner Mariaon TVatson, for Syd ney, with sundries.
IMPORTS Vessels reported inwards during the week. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
IIPORTS Vessels repnrled inwa'rds during Ithe week. 11Iasl 1I.-Per steamer CORSAIR, from Port Phillip. 40 head of cattle, order; I bale slops, Moss & Nathan ; I case slops, D. & S. BeIlcamiu, 2 bales bags, 2 millstones, order. A'lfy 13.-Per schooner CHALLENGERI,frotu Adolaide. 00 barrels pork, 40 this cheeses, Con nolly & Co.; 2 cases ants, Heuty & Co.
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
MISCELLANEOUS. Vesels spoken nt sea by the barque IHopkinaso o. R Stevens, from Liverpool.--Frebrnnry oth, in l|t. 00° mhln N., long. 10 min. 37 see. V. bnrque Clyde, flam Liverpool to Ionmbny.-Feb. 12th, in Int. 44 ? N., long. 10 W.;, exchannged nllnbers with the Julius Cnesae'.-.- 'rch Ist, lot; 21 0 t7 min. S., long. 26 0 42 min. V., brig Sea Npuph, fi'om Valparaiso to Newcastle.--arch t.80 1. min. S., long. 20 0 15 rin. W., the Louisa Campbell, froln London to Now Zea. land.--March 13th, lat, 265 58 min. S,, long, 13 0 no min. WV., spoke the (RI.Y.S.) yacht IVan deere, fiom Rio de Janoiro, bound to the Cape; of Good Hope and Sydnley,-Pot Phillip Gazeitte
MISCELLANY. SIR ROBERT PEEL'S SAUCE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
MISCELLANY. SIR ROBERT PEEL'S SAUCE. t " Sir Robert Peeool's Sauce" is advertised a in tlio windows of the oilshops and Italian c warehouses. It is the best of all sauces. t VWith it any sort of fare, no matter how plain or coarse, is relished, and without it l the most delicious viands lack zest. With Sir Robert Pool's Sauce a morsel of dry broad or a scrap of broken victuals is a luxury. But why expatiate on an excellence which has always been admitted. Sir Robert Peel's Sauce is proverbially the best of sauces. Sir Robert Peel's Sauce is hunger. It is the sauce of the poor, and the only thing which the rich envy them, and cannot buy of them. Sir Robert Peel has been reproached for doing nothing ftbr the country since his ac cession to power; but he has given the people his sauce in abundance, and has he not postponed to February the increase of hunger 'I Sir Robert Pool's Sauce is made of preserved corn law, from which it is to be had in infinite ablunance. Never was it so plenti...
STEAM.—THE "CORSAIR." [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
STEAM.-THIE " CORSAIR." WE presume Mr. Arden has acted advisedly in olffring a share in the Corsair to the in. habitants of Launceston ; and certainly the terms he has suggested are not unfavour able. For a considerable time after the Corsair entered on the colonial trade she was a source of extensive loss to the Port P1hillip company. Recently her trips are said to have been more profitable; and it is extraordinary liberality in the present charterers to ofi'r those who have not shared in their risk and loss a participation in their prosperity. It is impossible to doubt that many in cidental advantages would accrue to the colonies from continuing steam navigation; but after all, the interest of the mercantile members of society must regulate its ap plication, unless the public come forward and contribute on purely public grounds. The present condition of the colony is hardly fivourable to generous designs or speculative undertakings, and it would be dlificult to find a sulficient n...
LAUNCESTON EXAMINER, Saturday, May 14, 1842. MONETARY MATTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
LAUNCESTON EXAMINER, ,Saturday, May 14, 1842. MONETARY MATTERS. WE find that we are at issue with some of our Hobart Town contenmporaries, who have expressed on opinion on present monetary afhairs. Two are recommending the revival of usury laws, and a third pro pounding a schemne of equitable adjust ment. But however plausible such laws and arrangements may appear, in our opinion they are both useless and unat tainable. We are filly sensible that the present rate of interest is too high. No ordinary branches of trade or pursuits in agriculture will leave the borrower of money a profit when lie has answered the claims of the lender. No doubt the permanent interests, both of the capitalist and his cus tonmer, are one; but they cannot be ce mented by law-they cannot be interpreted by the necessitous on tlhe one side more than by the wealthy on the other. And however dreary and pitiable the present condition of many impoverished settlers, the State cannot interpose without pro ducing co...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
TO CORRESPONDENTS. "A Spcctator's" communnication came too late for this unnmber. His letter is to us an enigma. Before the next day of publication we will en deavour to ascertain what he is driving at. We are sorry " Pure Water" should have been at the trolble ofaddrcssing us in rhymne which we cannot publish. ills communlication shall be pro served ii our portfolio, and if required in supplort ofl'is views at a filture period, his letter shall certaillly appear. As we intinmated last week,the public are tired of tlhe present mode of warfare.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
Household Furniture, Plate, Glass, TVines and Splrits, Horses, Cows, lBullolcs, 1fc., under the insolvency otf Edward Greenbankl, lute qf Antill Ponds, innkeper. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr. George Eddie, On MONDAY, 10th May next, on the pro mises known as the 1]ali'-way Iouse, at 12 o'clock precisely, by order of John Atkinson, Esq., assignee to the estate of' Edward Grcenbank, an insolvent, A LL the Household Furniture, Plate, . Glass, Pictures, Wine and Spirits, Kitchen Utensils, &c. ALso-Two horses, four cows and calves, six working bullocks, and a few pigs. One stack of hay, one stack of wheat, carts, ploughs, cart harness, saddles, bridles, &c., &c. Tntms-Under £20, cash ; £20 to £50 three months; £50 and upwards, three and four months' credit on approved endorsed acceptances. Under the insolvency of IV. H. Wilmot, late qf llenlomond, removed for the convenience of sale, and by order of the assignee. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr. George E...
TIDE TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
TIDE TAIILE. Saturday .. 3 18 p.m. Tuesday .... 0 27 p.m. Sllday.... 3 58 p.nm. Wednesday.. 0 12a.m. Mlonday .. 4 42 p.m.a Thursday .. 0 57 a.m. Friday .... 7 42 a.m. Saturday, llMay 14, 1842. Communications for. the Editor, orders for the paper and advertlsements, to be ad dressed or left at the Launceston Exami nor offlce, 1 risbanc-street. T?M'nrs.-Subscription, if paid in advance, sixpence each number; credit, ten shillings per quarter. Advertlsements, 12 lines or under, 3s. Od. and three-pencefor every line above twelve, each insertion. The first edition is published in time for the country post whAch leaves at twel,e o'clock, and a second edition contanin in the news by the dal'spost, is distributed mn the town and neightbourhood, bU 5 p. m., and for warded to Patterson's Plains, IVhite Hills, Springs, Perth, and Norfolk Plains, in the course of the same evening. Ad vertisements are received till 4 o'clock on Friday evening for the country edition, and till twelve o'clock on S...
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 14 May 1842
SHIP MAILS. To LONDON, by Agostina, on or about the 25th May. To ADELAIDE, by William Fulcher, on Mon day, 10th Instant. To PORTLAND BAY, by Minerva, on Wed. nesday, 18th instant, To MELBOURNE, by Corsadr, on Mondny, the 10th Instant.