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ENGLAND. Messrs Montefiore, Brothers. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 10 July 1841
ENGLAB.ND. Alssrs MAontfiore, Brotlhers. - The firmn of l Messrs Montefiore, Brothers, stopped payment on Thursday. A very nu:nerous meeting of the creditors wase held this morning at the George and Vulture Tavern, at which a state ment of their affairs was exhibited, showing assets to - the amount of .E125,000 to meet all outstanding en gagements. 'T'heir debts amount to £94,000. A committee was appointed to report to a general meeting of creditors, to be held on Friday, the 12th instant, the best method of wind. ing up the concern; and a confident expectation ivas expressed as to the receipt of very large remittances from the Australian houses in the course of a few months,--Sun. Some surprise has been expressed in the city at another stoppage of the United States Bank, as annoiunced this morning from the New York paper's, so soon after the attempt to resume specie payments; but by persons well acquainted with what was going on the event was distinctly foreseen, though not, perhap...
WHOLESALE. GRAIN, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 10 July 1841
W"HOLESA,:E. GRAIN, &c. W'heat, per bushel .. o o 0.. o *0 Maize, per bushel .. o 4 o.. oo b Oats, per bushel .... o 8 o.. o' 9 o Barley, per bushel .. a o o.. ono Flour, first, per ton .. 28 o ao..32 a o Second ........ 24 a o o. a2 oo 'lhird ..........o o o.. o a a Hay, V.D.L. perton . 15 o o..18 o a BUILDING MATERIALS: Bricks, per-thousand.. 2 5 a.. 2 10 a Cedar deals, per foot. a a o ..o o 6 Pine, per foot ........ o o 6.. a o 8 Hardwd boards, ]o00 ft. 1 5 o.. 1 8 o Shinglesi per tlhnusan,,d 2 o a.. 2 5 o Battens, per.100 "eet.. 1 5 o.. 1 7 o Paling, broad, per 100 2 2 o.. 2 10 o Narrowditto....... 1 o o.. 1 15 o Nails,per lb. ........ o o 8.. a 1 a SPIRITS, TOBACCO, &e. Ale, in bottle. per doz. o 16 o.. o 18 o P?orter, per dozen ... o 16' a.. o 18 .o Brandy, per eallon .. 1 4 o0.... 1 10 o Gin, per gallon ...... L o .o.. 1: 5 6 HRum, pe gallon .... 1 o 0.. o o a Porl wine, per dozen. 116 o.. 2-i0 -n Sherry, perdozen .... 1 Is 0.. 2 -6 o Negrlleald 'T'obaer.o,lb;...
THE STEAMER. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 10 July 1841
TIIE STEAMER.-- Monday last was a proud day for Corio. The steamer ar rived-and every one was delighted. If we were to write for an ace, we could not say more. Any description that we might attempt to give of the enthusiasm of the people, or the beauty of the vessel, would fall so far short of the .reality, that like ' glorious old Will,' we.must abandon the attempt " to gild refined gold." Sullice it to say, that although ouir hopes were of the brightest description, their cdnsummation' has come, with an agreeable surprise. During the week she has twice made the voyage to and from Melbourne; but owing to want of arrangement in supplying her with coals, she has never made the trip writhout- being delayed upwards of an honr at William's Town. On Thursd.iy, ( ith the exception ol this delay,) she completed the dis. tance from Melbourne to Corio in less than five hours; The run from William's Town was accomplished in three hours and fifty.five minutes. .he will con tinue to run twice a...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 10 July 1841
S-U.ri AUSTRALIA. Expedition to the IMurra'y.- The expedii~ion to tihle Murray, for the pur pose of keeping open the overlaInd comlmuuication with New ~iouth Wales started lately. It consisted of about twenty mounted policemen,and the like number of colonists, who had been previously sword in as constables, the whole party under the orders of Capt. O'Halluoran, commissioner of police. Mr. Moorhouse, the protector of. the aborigines, was directed to atucompany the expedition; and if he succeeds in opening a friendly intercourse with the natives on the Murray, we shall wil lingly acknowledge that he has per, formed the first act of public usefulness since his appointment to the of~fice'he at present holds.
Markets. CORIO, 3rd July 1841. RETAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 10 July 1841
CoRao, 3rd July 1841. RETAZL.. Bread, per 4 lb. loaf £0 1 6 to00 0 o Beef, per lb......... o o 5... o o 5 Mlutton, per lb .... o 5.. o o Butler, fresli, per lb.- -o 2 6.. o--o salt (colonial) ... o 2 o.. 0 o o Cheese (English)perlb o 2 o.. o_ .. o Colonial ........ o 1 4.. o 0 o Eggs, perdozen .... o 5 o.. o 6 o Bacon. perlb....... o 1 4.. o 1 0 Potatoes, percwt. .. o 18 o.. I on Tea, per Ib ....... -o 6 o .. o 8 o Sugar,per Ib ........ o o 4.. oo 6 Mlilk,per quart ..... o o 6.. o o n Soap,per lb......... o o G.. os Candles, mould, per lb o o 10.. o 1 0
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 10 July 1841
.EELBOURNE. IHEEPl--Wilhin the past week, Mr Moore-has arrivedt..overland-.-'rom,-5yd- ney, with 5000 sh-ep in finle condition. Mr Moore is.oflfring them for sale, at lbs a head. ExPoaITIrTIro or STOCK.--We regret much to learn that the speculation which had been entered into between .ome of our extensive graziers and the agents of the Corsair .teamer, for the exportation of stock from Poit Phillihp toLau'ncestdn, has been attended w th anything but profit; so much so indeed that the stockholders concerned-have offered the agelts of the steamer £500 to annul the bargain.-- Since the above was in type, we learn that hlie agents have insisted upon the contract being acted up to,-and that in default they intend to sue the coutractors or £'25 a day demuriage, lor three months, the time originally agreed upon to convey the stock from Mlibourne to Launces. ton. The amount at tle end of three months will consequently be about £,,50.--Uerald. TuE :TREETs.-The late iains have rendered many o...
SHIP NEWS. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 10 July 1841
SZHZP NEWS. A ItRIVALS. July 3-GOVERNor LA TROBa, clUt ter, Gilthlie master, from Melboutrne, withl a general carHgo, and thlhilteen iLassetgers. ---.DEVONSIIIHE, schooner, Sutton master, from Methoutne,.with a general cirgo. *-APHRrASIA, steamer, Lawler master, fromn Melbourne, with a general cargo, and abhout sixty passengers. 7 -,DoMAIN, cutter, Powell master, trom Melbourne, with a general eargo. 26- LUCY, cutter, Batten master, fomn Mlelbourne..,with a general cargo. SL-APIIRASIA, Stleamer, Lawler master, fromn Melbntrnte, with a geteral cargo, and about twenLty passetgers.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 10 July 1841
THE GEELONb AND MELBOURNE Mail Conveyance. Ti4 E above Conveyance hits com menced running as formerly, and wili start as follows: From Mr. Mack's, Woolpack Inn, Norlh Corio. every Saturday Morning. :•t six o'-lock, and will arrive in Mel tourne at six in the evening, ... From the British Hotel, Melbourne, every Thursday morning at six o'clock, Pnd arrive at Geelong at six the same * vening. Fare 30s. N. B. - A Four-horse Coach will be -tsrted in a few weeks, or as soon as the state of the roads will permit. W. WRIGHT. rOE LONTDON, TH E first.class remarkably last.sailing brig .ADEL.ADE, ¶'20 tonllRs, S. DRYDEN commander. Il his vessel having her dead weight on hnoard, will meet with quitk despatch. For Freight or Passage, having superior sccommodation, apply to JAMES CAIN, WERE, BROTHERS, & CO., or STRACHAN & CO. WOOL P W. WELSH & CO. Sare prepared to make ad vonces on wool consigied to their Agents, Messrs. Montefiore Brothers, London andt Liverpool. Parties...
MELBOURNE SHIPPING. ARRIVALS, [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 10 July 1841
MELBOURNS SHIPPI?G. AItIItlVALS, *July I-M-AGUASHA, brig, Taylor mas teo, frdmn Hobart'Town. · '--E.&MA, brig, WVard master, from S dney. S1-iCHI.t.LENGtR, schooner, Roberts-n mIaster, fromn Laun;estoln. I1-TAMAin, schooner, Bell master, from Launri ston. 5 - LouD HOBARtT, brig, Harburgh m'rister, from HIobart Town. - 0 - Li.uY OF ST. KILDA, schooner, .,'Larence m-inter, trom Pljymouth 27th F1bruary.. CLEAnED OUT. Jutly --J U PrTER, barque, IIicks master, forr Laiunceeslon, with 51 head of cattle... S6-'ianAR, scholoner, Bell master, for Launcestun, with 300 sheep.
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 10 July 1841
DIPAIITUREq. July 5--GovaRNon LA TROBsa, cutter, Guthije master, for Melbourne. 8-A PURLASiA, steamer, Lawler master, for MIclbourne, with abollut litty passeners. S8 -- DEVONsllira?, schoouer, Sutton masler, for Melbodurne. f-L)o)IAIN, cilutter, Powell master, for Mehlttu. rime. 9-A Pt P. As A, Stearnmor, Lawler master, for iMelbournr,' wi·thabout fifteen passen gers. 9 - LucY cutter, Batten master, for Mel bou ne
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 July 1841
MELBOtTRNE. MeLBOURNE. PRICE CUIRRENT.-FInour first, £27 to £30 pir ton. second £?26 third £25; iane 3&d per foot, cedar logs 4d. to 5d.; deals 9?d.; shighles per thousand £1 15s, to £2 Os.; tea- hysonskin £11 to £14, per best; potato.s £14 to £16 per ton; maize 3s to 5s. per bushel; oats 7s to 8s 6d per,bushel.
WHOLESALE. GRAIN, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 July 1841
WHOLESAz. GRAIN, &c. Wheat, per bushel .. o a o.. o • - Maize, pc, bushel . o 4 o.. o o Oats, per bushel .... o, 8 o.. o 9 o Blrley, per bushlel .. o o 0.. o o Flour, first, per ton .. 28 o 0..32 o o Second ........ 24 o o..28 0 0 'I hird ......' a u o.. o o o Hay,V.D.L. per ton. 15 o o..38 o a BUILDING MATEIRIALS:? Bucks, per,thousand.. 2 5. 0.. 2 10 a Cedar deals, per foot . o 0 .. o. o a 0 Pine, per foot ........ o o 6.. b a o t1ardwd boards. 100 f.'!I 5 0.. 1 8 0 Shingles, per thousand 2 o 0.. 2 5 o. Battens, per 100 feet.. I 5 0.. 1 7 o Paling, broad, per 100 2 2 0.. 2 10 o Narrow ditto ....... 1 o 0.. 1 15 o Nails, per lb......... o o 8.. o 1o SPIRITS, TOBACCO. &e. Ale. in bottle, per doz. o 16 o.. o 18 e Porter, per dozen .. o 16 0.. o 18 o Brandy, per gallon .. 4 0.. 1 10 o Gin, pergallon ...... I o o.. 1 5 6 Rum, pet gallon .... 1 o 0.. o o Port wine, per dozen. 1 16 o.. 2 10 o Sherry, per.dozen .... 1 15 o.. 2 6 o Negrohead Tobacco, lb. o 4 6. o5 o Coliunii...
Markets. CORIO, 17th July 1841. RETAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 July 1841
C'oRo, 17t1 July 1841. BETAIL. Bread, per4 lb. loaf £0 1 6 to 0 0 o Beel, per lb ......... o o 5... o o 6 [hlutton, per lb ... oo 5.. o 0 o Butter, fresh, per lb. o 2 6.. o o o salt (colonial) .. o 2 o.. o 0 Cheese(English)perlb.o 2.-o.. o o Colonial ........: o 1 4.. 0 a 0 Eggs, per dozen .... o 5 o.. o 6 o Bacon, per lb ...... o 1 4.. o 1 6 Potatoes, per cwt. .. o 18 o.. 1 o o Tean, per lb. ....... o G 0.. o 8 0 Sugar, per lb ....... o a 4. o a 6 Milk, per quart ...... o o 6.. o o a Soap, per.lb......... o o 6.. o o - Candles, mould, per lb o o 10.. o 1 o
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 July 1841
PItOSPECTUS OF orf A WEE-LY .JOURNA TO BE DESIGNATED " THE OBSERV.R.". TIHE colony of New South Wales is at present passing through one of the most interesting andt important periods of its existence as a British colonial dependency, or rather as tIlh nucleus of a future atnd mighty empire. A bill to grant its inhabitpets a Repro sentative Legislature is a ' is moment before the Imperial Parliament,ad will in all likelihood be passed during the. current Session; antd from the actual condition of the Revenue, as compared with the past and present exuenditure of the colony, as well as from its cir. cumstances and condition in various other important respects, that Legis lature will undonbtedly he called on, from the very first, to adopt measures or to enact laws that will materially afflect its real wellare and advancement, both morally and politically, for all time coming. In such a crisis it must be evident to every intelligent person that it would be of vast importance to the colon...
VESSELS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT PORT PHILLIP. FROM ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 July 1841
YESSELi EXPECTED TO .ARRIVE AT PORT PHILLIP. FROM ENGLAND. Queen Victoria, 050 ton, Connor.master, to sail rem Plymouth l0th March, Mais, b.arque, 315 tolns, Sproule master. .dtratheden, 450 tons, Wolfe. George Pyfe, to leave Plymouth 15th March, with emigrants Jamesihemnn, 500 tons, Stone, to leave-Bristol in January. . Hamilton, 249 tons, Bradbury master. Westmin'ter, G10s tons, Mollison master, to sail from Plymouth. April 12, with emigrants. - Narainpoter, 503 tons,-via Svdney, with emigrants Audroniedn 450 tons, Cottish master, via Launceston England, 039 tons, Gardner master. S Johbn-Campbell, 630 tons, White mastor.,.. . .rlaria Flninentia W1Vndsor Castle, ileamer Desva. FROM SCOTLAND. 'ThomasArbuthnot, 000 tiisi, Brown master. Wsliasi Abrams, (first of a regular line of ships. India. " Alcmena . Brillisnt, sailed from Greenock, December 22. FROM IRELANID. flyni Saxon. ao tons, Towns .saster, from Cork, watl emigrants. FROM CAPE OP GOOD.HOPE. . Comet, brig FPROM SYDNEY. Anne,...
AGRICULTURE. LUCERN. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 July 1841
AGR?,ULTURE. LUCERN. This plant of the artificial grass kind, is chiefly cultivated as green fodder for horses and cattle; and yields a larger produce than most others. It has a perennial root, and an annual stalic, which rises full three feet high in good land. There are several vari eties, the voilet, yellow and variegated flowers, wich are supposed to be only a variation of the same plant, arising accidentally from the seed. However, neither the yellow nor the variegated is ever so strong as the purple flowered, and cannot of course be so profitable to the cultivator. Lucern, may be estimated as the choicest of all fodder, because it lasts many years, will bear cutting dow, four, five, or six times ayear, enriches the land on which it grows, will fatten cattle, and often proves a remedy for the diseased. Three quarters of an sacre of Lucern properly managed, has been found to be abundantly sufficient to feed three horses during the whole year. The soils most suitable to the culti...
BOUNDARIES OF THE COUNTY OF GRANT. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 July 1841
BOUNDARIES OF THE COUNTY OF .. " . GRANT. .?he Province of Port Phillip was ,.formerly divided into; two :districts _Western 'Port and Portland -,Bay.~ each having a Commissioner of Crown Lands. These districts were also called the Counties of Bourke and Grant in all matters relating to the sale and registration of lands. The boundaries of the counties were not then' fixed upon ; but left to be datermined when the progress of the surveys--the open. ing- of new townships-the increase of the population-and the alienation of land from the Crown-shoiuld render~ it expedient to subdivide.ithe districts, and to increase the number of the counties., When the township of Portland was opened, at a distance of 150 miles:from the capital of the county of Grunt, it was corisiderid,.expedient to; define ihellimits.of that county, and to make the.township of Portland the nucleus of another county to 'be named Nor "manby, the boundaries of which will remain undefined until some inter vening townsh...
MISCELLANEA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 July 1841
ZSCEL.LA.NEA. The French and Plum pudding. No prejudice can be stronger than that of the French against plum-pudding. A Frenchman will dress like an English man, swear like an Enghshman,and get drunk like an Englishman; but if yuu would offend him for ever, compel him to eat plum-pudding. A few of the leading restaurateurs, wishing to ap pear extraordinary, have " plomb pooding" upon their cartes, but in no instance is it ever ordered by a French. man. Eveybody has heard the story of St. Louis-Henri Quntre, or whoever it might be-who wishing to regale the English Ambassador on Christmas day with a plum-puddming, pricured an excellent recipe for making one, which he gave to his cook, with strict in junctions that it should be prepared with due attention to all the particulars. The weight of the ingredients, the size of the copper, the quantity of water,. the duration of time, every thing was attended to, except one trifle-the King forgot the cloth, and the pudding was served up like ...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 17 July 1841
L.OCAL NTELL.OGENCE. TuE APIItASIA continues to rise in the estimation of the public with each successive trip." Not only is she the " Pride of Port Phillip," but decidedly the finest vessel in the southern hemi sphere. The number of passengers by her Is on the increase, and it requires the greatest expedition ints loading and ,discharging cargo, to enable her to start with punctuality. There can be no doubt but that, when the spring sets in, she will be running continually be. tween Melbourne and Corio, with full complements of passengers and cargo. On Thursday last, although the weather was of the most miserable description, she brought thirty passengers. tier great speed and her superior qualities as a sea-boat have been satisfactorily put to the test:. On Friday week she made the run' from'Corio to william's Town (upwards'of orty.miles) in three hours; and in returning on 'uesday last against a. strong westerly gale, she made the same distance in four hours and a half, Our most ...