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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 — 21 October 1843
SYDNEY NEWS. WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE IN THE SYDNEY MARKET, DURING THE PRESENT WEEK. WHEAT.-=There have been lately several &nbsp; &nbsp; arrivals from Hobart Town, and one from South America; the cargo of the latter still remains unsold. V. D. Land has been fetching from 4s to 4s 6d ; a prime sample was bought in to-day at auction at 4s 6d. The agents for the South American wheat are holding out for a higher price than can be obtained for Derwent wheat, which they are not likely to get. MAIZE has been plentiful during the week ; about 10,000 bushels have arrived, which realised 1s 6d to 1s 10d, according to sample. I fear there are no hopes of any material rise at present. BARLEY AND OATS.-No alteration. HAY.-Oaten is worth from £4 to £4 10s, but it must be very good to obtain that price. I would particularly recommend settlers on the Hunter to put up their hay in small trusses, say from 1 to 2 cwt. each, and not to exceed the latter ; the...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 21 October 1843
ENGLISH NEWS. By the arrival of the Hydrabad on Tuesday last, we have English news to the 1st July. Sir James Graham had withdrawn the educational clauses in the Factory Bill, in consequence of the opposition made to them by the Catholics and dissenters. The intelligence of the cession of the Sand- wich Islands had reached England. The rise in wool appears to have been only temporary, the average of the last London sales being 1½d. per lb. under those of Liverpool; the price was about the same as in February last. Trade was in a much better state than it had been in for some time previously. The repeal agitation continued to attract considerable attention ; a repeal dinner had been given at Mellow, which was numerously attended, and at which Mr. O'Connell delivered a lengthy address, which was received in a most enthu- siastic manner. The leading repeal journals were advocating the cause very warmly, and urging the repeal of the union under any circumstances. The agitation appeared ...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 21 October 1843
IMPOUNDINGS. At Paterson, on the 13th October-One dark or dirty brown pony mare, branded apparently S: Li under saddle, Co under saddle off side, a little white on back and forehead, switch tail, sear on off fore knee, black points. If not duly released, will be sold. JAMES KEPPIE, Poundkeeper. At Dungog-A chesnut mare, small star in face, about five years old, branded offside of the neck JL, near side under the saddle TP ; a bay horse foal, not cut, a white flash down the face, off hind foot white ; a black and white steer, off rump BH or EK, brand not legible. If not released on or before the 3rd November, will be sold. WILLIAM JEFFREY, Poundkeeper. At Cassilis, the undermentioned cattle-One yellow and white bullock, brand JON, JC under, R under, off side, GO near side; one black bullock, brand BT off hip ; one red bullock, brand 66 near thigh, KS, J under, off side; one red steer, unbranded ; one strawberry heifer, brand JM off hip ; one red cow, brand IT off hip ; one yellow bul...
MAITLAND COUNTY GAOL.—PUBLIC MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 21 October 1843
MAITLAND COUNTY GAOL. - PUBLIC MEETING. On Monday last a public meeting of the inhabitants of the district of Maitland was held at the court house, East Maitland, for the pur- pose of adopting petitions to his Excellency the Governor and to the Legislative Council praying that the county gaol at East Maitland might be proceeded with at once. There was a numerous attendance, and E. D. Day, Esq., P.M., was called to the chair. The CHAIRMAN having read the requisition upon which the meeting had been convened, said he should be happy to receive any resolu- tions which the gentlemen present had to propose for furthering the object they had in view. Mr. P. J. COHEN said he had been requested to propose the first resolution, though he saw himself surrounded by many persons who were capable of doing more justice to it than himself, but he did not wish to be backward when called upon by the inhabitants in any measure for the benefit of the district. He would read the resolution:-"That in the...
NEWCASTLE.—PUBLIC MEETING [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 21 October 1843
NEWCASTLE. - PUBLIC MEETING A public meeting of the inhabitants of New- castle, called by the police magistrate, at the re- quisition of several of the householders, was held on Monday, October 9th, at the new court house, for the purpose of petitioning the Legislative Council to grant the return of a member of council from Newcastle, and to recommend that Newcastle be a free warehousing port. The requisition having been read, Major CRUMMER desired the meeting to appoint a chairman, and proceed to the business they had in view ; and, on the motion of Mr. JAMES REID, Major Crummer was called to the chair, which he filled with his usual ability. The object of the meeting having been already stated, The CHAIRMAN called on any gentleman who had a resolution to propose to bring it forward. Mr. JAMES REID rose to propose the first resolution, which he felt assured would meet with the unanimous approbation of his fellow townsmen. He would first read the resolution, and then offer some rema...
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. THIS DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 21 October 1843
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. THIS DAY. Mr. Ledsam, at the London Warehouse, West Maitland, at two, stock in trade. MONDAY. Mr. Ledsam, at his sale rooms, at twelve, weekly Bale of miscellaneous property. TUESDAY. Mr. Ledsam, at the Albion Inn, at twelve, merchandise ; at the stock yards behind the Albion Inn, stock. WEDNESDAY. The Colonial Treasurer, at the Union Hotel, at noon, household furniture.
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] MERTON. DISTRICT COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 21 October 1843
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] MERTON. DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of the District Council of Merton was held on Wednesday, October 11th. Present -W. Ogilvie, Esq., warden ; Francis Forbes, David Forbes, James Robertson, and George Blaxland, Esqrs. Mr. D. FORBES proposed the following resolution :-"That as it appears from the &nbsp; proceedings of the Legislative Council that the district will not be called upon to levy any sum for the expense of the police during the ensuing year, the appointment of district officers is there- fore at present unnecessary, and in the present state of the country any appointment involving expense is highly inexpedient." Mr. ROBERTSON seconded the resolution, which was carried unanimously. &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr. BLAXLAND proposed that a registration of all the real property in the district be made forthwith. Mr. D. FORBES seconded the resolution, which was adopted. &nbsp; Mr. -BLAXLAND proposed that t...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks, storekeeper Cassilis, Mr. Jame3 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 South Wales.
BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. A meeting "of the friends and supporters of the Maitland Benevolent Asylum was held at the court-house', East Maitland, on Thursday last, the Rev. Mr. Stack in the chair. , The report drawn up by the sub-committee was read and received ; from which it appeared that to ensure the economical management of the charity, and from the unexpected withdrawal of those members of the committee to whom the principal superintendence of the institution had been hitherto entrusted, they had been compelled to remove the hospital to West Mait- land. A quarter's subscription was now due, and the charity was almost out of debt, and the committee congratulated the subscribers on its prospects, and had no doubt that the institution would be able to continue its useful operations. Since its establishment, forty-five persons have been admitted ; of whom 10 were children, and 3 women. Of these 45 persons, 1 was found drowned, 22 have been cured, 4 relieved, 4 sent to Sydney, 2 dismissed...
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
TERMS. The " Maitland Mercury " is published every Saturday morning. The terms of subscription are :-In Maitland and Morpeth Is. Gd. per quarter, if paid in advance 6s. 6d. ; in Sydney and the country 8s. per quarter, if paid in advance Is. The quarters end on the 31 sf March, 30f A June, 30th September, and 3\st 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. Tfic charges for advertisements are :-For the first inch of space (eight lines) and under, 3s., 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 will be 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 receiv...
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
SYDNEY NEWS A letter has been received from a gentleman in London, who is intimate with the Colonial Office, which states that 5000 emigrants were to be embarked for this colony at the expense of the home government, and that the arrival of the first cargo may be looked for daily.-Weekly Register. It is said to be in contemplation to discharge a considerable number of the officers of the Customs department, and to abolish the establish- ment at Botany Bay. An order has been given not to board ships until they come alongside the wharfs. By a return presented to the Legislative Council, it appears that in the year 1842 Mr. Kerr, the chief commissioner of insolvent estates, after paying his clerks, printing, sta- tionery, and all other charges, cleared £1750, and this year he will probably clear as much. The reductions which have been already made on the amount proposed to be appropriated to defray the expenses of the various departments for 1844 exceed £73,000. Of this sum about £6,00...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
mAXTXiASTD PXtZCB CURRSXTT. £ ». d. Ale and Porter, per hogshead .... 5 0 0 Taylor's, ditto . 6 0 0 Dunbar's, per dozen. 0 14 0 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 12 0 Annatto, per lb. .4s to 0 8 0 Arrowroot, per lb. 0 1 0 Beer, Hunter Brewery, 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 Brichs, per 1000.17s to 1 0 0 Butcher's Meat: Beef, per lb.. Id to 0 0 1J Mutton, ditto .Id to 0 0 l| Pork, ditto. 0 0 4 Veal, ditto. 0 0 G Butter, fresh, per lb .9d to 0 1 0 Calf Shins, each.2s to 0 2 6 Candles, mould, per lb. 0 0 6 Dip,perlb. 0 0 4J Cheese, per lb .6d to 0 0 8 Coal, per ton. 0 13 0 Coffee, per lb. 0 1 0 Currants, Zante, per lb.8d to 0 0 10 Currie Powder,per bottle ..2s6d& 0 4 6 Eggs, per dozen. 6d to 0 0 9 Firewood, per load . 0 3 0 Flour: (Nicholson's Mills, for cash) First quality, per 100 lbs. 0 15 0 Second, ditto. 0 13 0 Ration, ditto. 0 11 O Bran, ditto. _0 5 0 (At Portus's Mills, for cash) ~ First quality, p...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THURSDAY, OCTOBER[?] 19. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
ZiEGXS&ATIXrS COTTNCIX.. Thursday, October¿19. At tne close ot our correspondent s Jetter m our last, the salaries for the five clerks of the supreme court had been voted. The next item, for an assistant clerk at 5s. per diem, was struck out. The following items were then voted.:-The crier of the court, extra crier, and court keeper, £132 13s. 6d. ; messenger, £51 17s. 6d. ; deputy registrar, Port Phillip, £450; assistant clerk, £109 16s.; incidental expenses, £20; salary of two clerks to the deputy registrar, one £155, the other £125 ; for the salary of the sheriff, £1000 ; the salary of the under sheriff, £200 ; sheriff's clerks, one £170, the other £155; for an assistant clerk, £109 16s. ; for the salaries of ten bailiffs, £1000; for a messenger to the sheriff, £32 0s. 6d. ; for travelling expenses for the sheriff and under sheriff, £200; for the deputy sheriff at Port Phillip, £400 ; for the clerk, £143; for bailiffs, £600 ; messenger to the deputy sheriff, £12 4s. ; tra...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
ADVERTISEMENTS. THE charges for Advertising in the Maitland Mercury will in future be the same as in the Sydney journals, viz. : For one inch of space (eight lines) 3s., and for each additional inch Is., each insertion. October 2, 1843. AUSTRALASIAN COLONIAL AND GENERAL LIFE ASSURANCE AND ANNUITY COMPANY, ^.126, "Bishopsgate street, corner of Cornhill; and George-street, Sydney. CAPITAL, £200,000, IN 2000 SHARES. DIRECTORS. Edward Barnard, Esq. H. Buckle, Esq. John H. Capper, Esq. G.Colquhoun, jun. Esq. C. E. Mangles, Esq. J. B. Montefiore, Esq. J. H. Ravenshaw, Esq. William Walker, Esq. AUDITORS. Sir H. F. Doyle, Bart. I C. Richardson, Esq. j 72, Cornhill. DIRECTORS FOR SYDNEY. John Thacker, Esq. I A. W. Young, Esq. Hon. C. D. Riddell | Francis Kemble, Esq. (Late of the Boara of Directors, London.) BANKERS. Bank of Australasia-for Sydney, Maitland, Port Phillip, Adelaide, and Launceston. CONSULTING PHYSICIAN. For Sydney-Dr. Nicholson. SOLICITOR. James Norton, Esq. AGENTS AND MEDICA...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
In the Insolvent Estate of W. B. 7. Green, Coachbuilder and Publican. T^TOTICE is hereby given that all Debts in J^B the above Estate must be paid forthwith, or legal proceedings will be resorted to, without respect to persons. HENRY GOOCH, Trustee. Muir's Family Hotel, East Maitland, ) October 27, 1843. J 807 To the lovers of a Good Old Cigar* N SALE, at the Stores of the undersigned, East Maitland No. 4 Sup., ex Orwell Tobacco, and Hardham's genuine Snuffs, in great variety. 797 CHAS. L. PITT. XTotice. HREE TRUNKS, a DESK, and some _other Articles, the property of the late Dr. Cochrane, of East Maitland, left in the possession of Mr. Edye, will be SOLD by public auction, within fourteen days from this date, unless claimed by some person having a valid claim upon them, and paying all expenses. East Maitland, October 27,1843. 801 Ten Shillings Reward. TOLEN or STRAYED, a Bay Cob HORSE, _ with black points, branded GJ on the off shoulder, PR under the saddle, with a small white star ...
THE CROWNING CHARM OF NATURE. (From the same.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
THE CROWNING CHARM OF NATURE. (From the same.) Delightful 'tis to mark the morning rise Over the eastern summits, like a bride Blushing with the fond secret of the pride She dares to feel in him whose love supplies All her full soul desires ; and to the eyes Dear then the flowers in green concealment spied, And wet with dew : pleasant the shadowy side, At noon, of mountain towering to the skies : At eve, 'tis sweet to hear the breeze advance Through the responding forest, dense and tall ; And sweeter in the moonlight is the dance And natural music of the waterfall : But oh, 'mid these, from her we prize, a glance Of tender love's the crowning charm of all. Charles Harpur. Jerry's Plains, October, 1843.
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, October 19. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. proof of CLxrirs. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, October 19. In the estate of Bowen Mansfield, a special meeting: James Curtis, 132; J. Giblett, 312 7s Gd ; Stone and Holle, 162 9s 6d ; W. Beames, 242 9s lOd ; K. Bourne and Co., 232 03 4d; E. Manning, 1902 9s 9d ; P. W. Plomer proved for a claim, but as he held security to an amount equivalent to his claim, the amount was not entered. Saturday, October 21. In the estate of Charles Robins, a special meeting was held, but no claims were proved. Wednesday, October 25. In the estate of William Court, a special meeting :-The trustees of the estate of Charles Robins, £321 5s. ; E. Ogg and Co., 242 Is lOd. (Before E. D. Day, Esq., Commissioner.) Wednesday, October 25. In the estate of Thomas Cooper, the elder, brickmaker, West Maitland, a single meeting : No debts were proved. Thursday, October 26. In the estate of Alfred Skinner, storekeeper, East Maitland, a special meeting :-Otto Bald- win, 10...
THE DREAM. (From "Rosa; or the Hundred Sonnets of Love.") [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
THE DREAM. (From "Rosa; or the Hundred Sonnets of Love.") In sleep with a sweet pang my brain was wrung, And straight methought I passed from life away To a far isle, whereon a brighter day Than ours came down—where fairer trees were hung With star-bright fruits, and deathless warblers sung, Unceasingly, a bliss-inspiring lay ; Whilst streams of nectar, as in living play, Rejoiced melodiously the shades among. I seemed alone : when from a bowery place A silver-wingéd shape came moving fast, And, as I gazed on its approaching face, Methought some thrilling memory of it past Into my soul—and in a little space 'Twas Rosa, smiling as I saw her last.
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1843. THE PUBLIC EXPENDITURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1843. THE PUBLIC EXPENDITURE. THE doctrine laid down by the Collector of Customs, in one of the early discussions on the Estimates (and repudiated at the time by the Colonial Secretary), that the Legis- lative Council had no power to interfere with the salaries of government officers which had been fixed by the home govern- ment, has now been adopted by his Excellency the Governor, who has con- veyed his opinion to that effect in a message to the Council respecting the Estimates for the Administration of Justice. His Excellency endeavours to reconcile the inconsistency between the explanatory message and his financial minute, by stating that had he not thought that the salaries of the principal officers of the government were sufficiently gua- ranteed by the public faith which was pledged to them, he should not have omitted to declare that they were secured by the schedules in which they are chargeable. The purposes for which the schedules...
MAITLAND AND HINTON POST OFFICES. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 28 October 1843
MAITLAND AND HINTON POST OFFICES. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN-I would suggest through the medium of your journal that enquiry should be made into the management of post offices in the country districts, as I am of opinion that many alterations could be made much to the advantage of the public. I have received two letters from East Maitland within the last fortnight, one of them bearing the Maitland post mark of the 12th, and the Hinton post mark of the 17th instant, a distance of five miles in five days. The other bears the Maitland mark of the 2nd, and the Hinton mark of the 5th instant, thereby accomplishing the above distance in the short space of three days. -I am, gentlemen, W. Paterson, 18th October, 1843.