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ORIGINAL POETRY. THE DYING SORROW OF THE WIDOW'S BOY. [FOUNDED ON FACT.] [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
ORIGINAL POETRY. THE DYING SORROW OF THE WIDOW'S BOY. [FOUNDED ON FACT.] I do not fear to die, mother, I do not fear to die ; For is there not a better world Beyond the starry sky ? But when past happy days and nights Come floating through my mind, With all thy tender looks, I weep At leaving you behind. 'Tis leaving you behind, mother, And little sister Bell, &nbsp; &nbsp; Whom we do love so tenderly, &nbsp; Who loveth us so well-: I'm thinking of a thousand things That we have done in play, And that she will be brotherless When I am gone away. And who will bring you sticks, mother, And water from the well ? And who-for 'tis a lonely way- Will go to school with Bell ? I know 'tis sinful to repine, And good to be resigned- But, oh, I cannot cease to think Of leaving you behind. CHARLES HARPUR. Jerry's Plains, October, 1843.
UNEMPLOYED LABOURERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
UNEMPLOYED LABOURERS. WE last week called attention to the demand for labour which exists in New England and at Dungog, and we have no doubt a similar demand exists in various other parts of the coiony ; and yet, not- withstanding the very many persons who are out of employment in Sydney, there seems to be considerable difficulty in ob- taining a supply adequate to the demand in the country districts. Notwithstanding what has been fre- quentiy asserted to the contrary, we believe there is a desire on the part of many unemployed labourers now in Sydney to accept of country engagements, if the means were in their power. The exertions of that truly benevolent lady, Mrs. Chisholm, have already been the means of securing engagements for a considerable number, and we have it from the very best authority that if she can obtain orders from the country she will be answerable for the people being willing to take situations at fair and reasonable wages. The efforts of this lady must necessaril...
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1843. MONETARY CONFUSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
THE MAITLAND MERCURY, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1843. MONETARY. CONFUSION. THE committee appointed by the Legislative Council " to consider the means of staying the further evil consequences to be appre- hended from the monetary confusion adverted to in the speech of his Excellency the Governor, at the opening of the present session of Council," have at length brought their labours to a close, and the Report and Evidence have been printed. The committee recommend the adoption of a combination of two parts of the Prussian monetary system, as " affording a means by which the credit of the com- munity may be safely interposed, as well to stay the further progress of the ruin which threatens so many, as partially to place the currency of New South Wales on a more stable foundation." The fol- lowing are the leading features of the Prussian government mortgage system, which the committee propose to adopt: " A landed proprietor wishing to raise money upon his property, applies to a land board...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, November 2. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, November 2. In the estate of Potts, Baxter, and Co., a second meeting:-Union Bank, £183 5s 2d; Commercial Bank, £113 16s; Bank of New South Wales, £146 14s 8d ; James King, £23 5s 6d; J. Jessett, £15 19s; J. Moody, £86 2s9d; T. and M. Woolley, £5 12s lid ; F. Mitchell and Co.'s estate, £11 2s lOd ; E. Lotze, £28 13s lid ; Pite and Preston, £222 19s 5d ; Sydney Banking Company, £284 13s 3d ; Bank of Aus- tralasia, £1318 17s 4d ; E. Caswell, £145; Lewis Leon, £26 16s 6d ; J. W. Bowden, £56 7s Id ; James'Hooper, £21; L. Hughes, £100; L. Iredale, £70 13s 1d. Friday, November 3. In the estate of Charles Robins, a special meeting :--H. Gooch, £8 8s. Saturday, November 4. In the estate of John William Penn Blick : L. Duguid, £446 19s 2d ; the estate of Potts, Baxter, and Co., £8 10s 4d. Monday, November 6. In the estate of Potts, Baxter, and Co., an adjourned second meeting :-Clark Irving, £72 14s 1...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2. At the close of our correspondent's letter the Council had just entered upon the consideration of the Estimates, and had passed the sum of £150 for the salary of the Judge's clerk at Port Phillip. Major WENTWORTH then proposed that the sum of 100l. for the salary of the coroner for Sydney should be placed upon the Estimates, but after some discussion the motion was with- drawn, Major Wentworth giving notice that he should bring forward a motion when the item of fees came under consideration. The sum of 100l. was passed for allowances to magistrates for enquiries touching sudden deaths. The fol- lowing items were also adopted without debate : -For surgeons' fees, and travelling expenses, at the rate of 1s. 8d. per mile, 750l. ; for travelling allowances to coroners, at the rate of 9d. per mile, 80l. ; for similar allowances to magistrates on holding inquests, 40l. ; for rewards to persons taking up dead bodies, 10l. ; for coffins, burials, a...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] MUSWELLBROOK. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] MUSWELLBROOK. THE WEATHER, CROPS, &c.-The weather has been intensely warm ; no rain has fallen in this quarter. A great portion of the wheat is being mowed for hay. Maize will prove a failure, unless we are visited ere long with a few showers. BUSHRANGERS.-The bushrangers have been committing great depredations in the neighbour- hood of the Peel ; several travellers have been robbed. One of these fellows was recently apprehended, and taken to the police barracks at the Peel River. On entering the room he seized on a sword, which one of the police force succeeded in wresting from him, and the rascal seized another, and a conflict hand to hand ensued, and the soldier was disabled by a severe wound on the leg. An express arrived last Thursday for the attendance of Dr. West, of this town, who has not yet returned. Happily, the ruffian did not succeed in effecting his escape. November 4th, 1843. NEWCASTLE. &nbsp; &...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. ACCIDENT AT LIVERPOOL PLAINS. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
ORIGINAL CORREDSPONDENCE. ACCIDENT AT LIVERPOOL PLAINS. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN-Observing in your paper of] October 28th an account of the death of a bullock driver, said to have occurred at my pub- lic house a few days previous, while the man was in a state of intoxication, I beg to deny the report in the fullest manner. Such an accident, or any similar one, has never occurred at my house. I have heard that some time ago a bullock driver was killed in the manner described at Carybubla, a distance of at least twenty-five miles from my house ; but neither the man nor the dray he was with had been at my place. As such false reports are calculated to do me great injury in my business, I hope in future you will make inquiries before publishing any such. The report is false in other respects, too, as there are two magistrates, viz., Mr. Commissioner Allman, and Mr. Commissioner Mitchell, in my district. Trusting that you will insert this in justice to me, 1 am, ...
MORPETH SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
MORPETH SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. 3 ARRIVALS. NOVEMBER 4.-Nautilus, schooner, Hipcott, master. Manifest :-360 bags, 1050 bushels, Van Diemen's Land wheat, J. Portus. 4.-Spitfire, cutter, Bruce, master, from New- castle, with a cargo of Stockton salt, 10 tons. 6.-William, cutter, Bloxham, master, from Sydney, November 4th. Manifest:-1 large hogshead glassware, 2 hogsheads porter, 1 half pipe cape wine, 3 casks hardware, 4 casks nails, 1 barrel whiting, 1 barrel bottled sherry, 2 cases ditto port, 1 ditto cider, 2 three-quarter chests tea, 1 case sundries, 1 large bundle leather, 1 bundle kangaroo skins, J. B. Rundle ; 1 bundle tarpaulins, 1 bundle scythe handles, 1 coil rope, 3 cans turpentine, 1 ditto oil, l8 bags sugar, 1 bale sundries, bar iron, W. Dangar. DEPARTURES. NOVEMBER 4.-Charles Webb, cutter, Coond, master, for Sydney, with 800 bags maize. 8.-Nautilus, schooner, Hipcott, master, for Sydney, with bran and maize.
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. THIS DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. THIS DAY. Mr. James Solomon, at Cornelious's Inn, Morpeth, at noon, unexpired lease of two cot- tages in Morpeth. Mr. J. Ledsam, at his sale rooms, at eleven, a quantity of miscellaneous property. MONDAY. Mr. Ledsam, at his sale rooms, at twelve, weekly sale of miscellaneous property. THURSDAY. The Sheriff, at Mrs. Muir's hotel, East Mait- land, at one, horses, working bullocks, tea, flour, &c.
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
IMPOUNDINGS. At Jerry's Plains, on the 7th November, from the lands of J. Robertson, Esq.-One red sided cow, white back and belly, speckled head and neck, bow horns pointing downwards, branded JB off hip, LE conjoined off ribs, HM off ribs; a small circle near hip ; one red and white steer, branded HM on off ribs ; one strawberry steer, branded HM on off ribs; one red and white steer, piece off of each ear, branded M M on near ribs ; one red and white spotted cow, bow horns, branded JF, 6 under, on off hip, LE conjoined off ribs, HM off ribs. If not released, they will be sold. J. J. HARPUR, Poundkeeper. At East Maitland, by Mr. Eales, Nov. 4 A bald face brown and white steer, one horn turned downwards, branded on off rump GG or CC, damages 1s. Also, by Mr. Christian, Nov. 8th-One dun coloured cow, marked in both ears, branded on off rump Jm, CB on thigh, S, E over, on near shoulderx an illegible brand on ribs, with yellow bull calf at foot ; a red and white cow, branded apparently ...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. MAITLAND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE MAITLAND EENEVOLEXT ASYLUM. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. GENTLEMEN-An observation contained in the report of a recent meeting of the friends and supporters of this institution, which appears in your paper of the 28th ultimo, has attracted my attention, and I beg leave, as a party directly interested, to make a few remarks upon it per favour of the Mercury. It is said that "some conversation ensued as to some deficiency which appeared in the accounts." Now, as up to May last I took an active part in the affairs of the Benevolent Asylum, without some explanation it may appear to the Maitland public that I am a party impli- cated, especially as I have withdrawn from the scene. At the .first commencement of the institution, I acted in the capacity of secretary, and I con- tinued to do so until May, when the electioneer- ing storm seemed to freeze up the charitable contributions of the public; for neither could subscriptions be obtained, nor a committee...
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
SYDNEY NEWS. PARRAMATTA DISTRICT COUNCIL.-A Mr. James Byrnes has submitted a series of resolu- tions on education to the District Council of Parramatta, which are published in order to allow of a due discussion of the matter. The principal features of the resolutions are, that it is the duty of the Council to provide for the &nbsp; moral and intellectual welfare of the rising generation ; that competent masters be appointed to teach writing and arithmetic and the usual branches of an elementary education, at salaries not exceeding £100 per annum ; that the busi- ness of tiie schools shall be opened and con- cluded by prayers to be selected ffom the Liturgy of the Church of England, including the collects and the Lord's Prayer, and such other prayers as the Council may think proper ; a portion of the authorised version of the Scriptures to be read daily ; children whose parents may object to their being present at the times the prayers and Scriptures are read to be permitted ...
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE. PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE PORT PHILLIP. The town of Belfast, Port Fairy, is rapidly and satisfactorily progressing. Large patches of ground are already under cultivation, and the land is said to be unaccountably fruitful. Prime beef is selling at 2d. per lb. Two new stores for the sorting and pressing of wool have been lately established in Melbourne. Six vessels have been already engaged to load with wool in the harbour of Geelong, viz. the Rajah, the Jean, the Morayshire, the Camcense, the Tyne, and the Winchester. The price of fine flour in Melbourne is 11s. per 100 lbs. Dr. Thomson, one of the members for Port Phillip, arrived in Melbourne on the 23rd October, having gone overland on horseback from Sydney in nine days. The District Council of Grant have fixed the salaries of their officers as follows :-Treasurer, £150; secretary, £150; surveyor, £150, with forage for a horse, and reasonable expenses. An extensive brewery has been lately estab- lished in Melbourne by Captain Dunbar. ...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 11 November 1843
ENGLISH NEWS. By the arrival of the Ratcliff on Saturday last, from Portsmouth July 21st, English intelligence has been received to the 18th of that month. The repeal agitation still continued unabated. Upwards of fifty magistrates had been dismissed for having attended repeal meetings, and several others had resigned. Mr. Dillon Browne, M.P., had been removed by the Lord Lieutenant from the deputy lieutenancy of Mayo, for participa- tion in the repeal agitation, and Mr. H. Grattan, M.P., had resigned the commission of the peace. A general order had been issued that the military should attend at their several places of worship fully armed, as on parade. This order appears to have excited considerable surprise in the minds of the people. A circular from the Horse Guards had been addressed to the commanding officer of every regiment in the army, directing him to make a return of the number of Irishmen in his regiment without delay. The amount of the repeal rent collected and paid in f...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 November 1843
IVXU.ITX.AKTX> PRICE CURRENT. £ s. 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 Afinatto, 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.i.. 0 2 0 Per dozen . 1 1 0 Bread, per loaf of 4 lbs.6d to 0 0 7 Bricks, per 1000-*.17s to 10 0 Butcher's Meat : Beef, per lb. 0 0 1 Mutton, ditto. 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.2s to 0 2 6 Candles, mould, per lb. 0 0 6 Dip,perlb. 0 0 4J Cheese, per lb .5d to 0 0 6 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: (Portus's ¡Mills, for cash on delivery) First quality, per 100 lbs. 0 12 0 Second, ditto. 0 10 0 Ration, ditto. 0 9 0 Bran, ditto. 0 5 0 Fruit: Oranges,per dozen..Is 6d to 0 2...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 November 1843
XAXFOUXroZNGS. At West Maitland, November 10, by Mr. E. Riley, of Bloomfield-A light red or yellow cow, hoop horns, branded on the ribs near side HOW, on off ribs M and two letters resembling YY, an illegible brand on same shoulder, on same side rump Y, with a young red heifer calf at foot, damages 5s; a red sided cow, back, belly, and lower part of tail while, cocked horns, branded on the off rump C, :0 under, S under, on ribs same side M, on same shoulder 6, on the ribs near side HOW, with a white bull calf at her foot, uncut and unbranded, damages 5s ; a white steer, strawberry sides, ears and muzzle black, branded on the ribs off side M, on ribs near side HOW, damages 2s 6d ; a red poley heifer, a bit out of the near ear, branded on the ribs near side apparently 8 or &lt;$>, damages 2s 6d. Also, by Mr. Fleming, of Campbell's Hill-A bay mare, black points, switch tail, saddle marks, hobbles on, branded on the near shoulder DP, damages 2s 6d. If not duly released, will ...
PARDONS AND TICKETS OF LEAVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 November 1843
PARDONS AND TICKETS OF LEAVE. The Government Gazette of Friday last con- tains a proclamation by his Excellency the Governor, giving publicity to an Act of Par- liament, 6 Victoria, cap. 7, entitled " An Act to amend the law affecting transported Convicts, with respect to pardons and tickets of leave ;" which was passed on the 3rd April, 1843, and received by his Excelleney on the 6th of the present month. The first clause of the act repeals so much of the Act 2 and 3 William IV., cap. 62, as relates to the granting of pardons and tickets of leave ; and the acquisition or holding of property, or bringing any action for the recovery of property, by a ticket of leave holder. The second clause enacts that fiom and after the time when the act shall take effect, neither the Governor nor Lieutenant Go\ ernor of any place to which felons or offenders have been or may be transported shall be empowered, as here- tofore, either absolutely or conditionally, to remit the whole or any part of th...
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 November 1843
SYDNEY NEWS. On Wednesday, the 8th inst., Mr. Cowper presented a petition to the Legislative Council, signed by upwards of one hundred persons resident in the town and neighbourhood of New- castle, praying tine house to take some steps to induce the government to take measures for the relief of the existing distress by the establish of a state bank. The petition was read and received. The Hunter River Steam Navigation Company have offered to convey labourers (provided not less than fifty are sent at one time) to Moreton Bay for £1 a head. Mrs. Chisholm, in a letter addressed to the Editors of the Sydney Morning Herald of Friday last, says that she is endeavouring to procure land or clearing leases for a number of married men with families, now out of employment; and Mrs. C. thinks that the present distress in Sydney may be removed, if proper means are adopted, in the course of two months. Mr. Richard Jones, merchant, of Sydney, has filed his schedule in the insolvent court. The foll...
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 November 1843
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. Mr. Lcdsam, at his sale rooms, at twelve, weekly sale of miscellaneous property. The Sheriff, at Mr. Prentice's, Hexham, at noon, household furniture, farming implements, growing crops of. wheat, ice. TUESDAY. Mr. James Solomon, at the Northumberland Hotel, a mixed herd of cattle. Mr. Ledsam, at the Falls, at eleven, horse dray, 50,000 bricks; afterwards, at the stock yards opposite the Rose Inn, cows, wethers and rams, workingbullocks, and winnowing machine. The Sheriff, at the Union Hotel, at noon, sheep, cattle, and horse.
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 18 November 1843
IMPOUNDINGS. At West Maitland, on the 16th November, by William Lindsey-A yellow heifer, branded on the near rump DC, C under ; a yellow bullock, cocked horn", branded on the near, thigh KMC sideways ; a steer, magpie colour, branded on the off rump DA or GA ; a red cow, branded on the off shoulder 7 F conjoined, AC, or ,40, under, and on rump same side TF conjoined, with a red heifer calf by her side, muzzled to prevent her sucking the cow, no visible brand ; a red and white poley steer, branded on the off rump AG or AC ; damages Gd each. If not duly re- leased, will be sold. J., LEDSAM, Poundkeeper.