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HOBART TOWN GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
BOS&IIT TOWN GA.ZSTTE. Tbe Gazette contains the quarterly account of the revenne and appropriation for the third quarter of 1840. William Sorell, Esq., is appointed Commissioner of Insolvent Estates, vice T. C. Anstey, Esq. C. O. Parsons, J. M. Turnbull, J. Coverdalc, and S. J. Dyer, Esquires, are appointed Justices of the Peace. The following gentlemen Jiave been appointed members of the Courtof Examiners, under the Medical Practitioners Act— J. F. Clarke, Esq., M. A. ; J. Learmonth, Esq. M.A ; William Dermer, Esq., M. A. ; W. Seccorabe, Esq. ; E. S. P. Bedford, Esq. ; W. R. Pugh, Esq. ; C. G. Casey, Esq. A reward of £200 has been granted to Mr. Cole, for his services in capturing the runaways from Port Arthur. Tenders for the Canteen at Laun ceston for 3 years, will be received at the Ordinance Office, Hobart Town, or the Acting Deputy Storekeeper, Launceston, until the 15th January.
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, JANUARY 4. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
THE LAUftCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, JANUARY 4. The last Gazette announces the appointment of Mr. Sokell to the Commissioner of the Insolvent Court, in succession to Mr. Anstey. It is utterly impossible that the affairs of any community can be properly conducted, whilst these changes continne. There is seldom a week passes without some such alteration or re moval. Each- one of course has some peculi arity in the management of his department, and no sooner is this fairly established than, out he goes to make room for a new appointee. The public business can never be methodically con ducted when there are so many changes amongst the heads of the departments^ They are knocked down and set up again like so many nine pins, as if it were a very nice kind of amusement, for the Government, who forget that the people have to pay for the game. Lohd John Russell's dispatch to Sir Geokge Gipps, relative to the division of the territory of New South Wales, directs it to be divided into Northern,, Mi...
WOOL SALES. London, August 13, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
WOOL SALES. London, August 13, 1840. Sib,— The public sales of Wool which commenced on the 30th ult , concluded on Monday, the 10th instant The catalogues comprised, Bales. Australian ... 6924 Van Diemen's Land - - -3683 Port Phillip - - - 1820 South .Australian - - 119 Cape - - - 207 East and West Indian - - J61 Foreign - - - 204 Total ... 13,127 bales, which were with very few exceptions all sold. From the large quantity offered, and the dullness that bas ex isted for a considerable period in the different manu facturing districts,, coupled with the. total absence this Spring of any orders from America, the sales com ? inenced languidly, and at o depreciation vof about 2d. ? ? .per;lb. on June prices, and 4d. to 6d, on the'sales'bf this period 4ast year. Fortunately, as. we anticipated, the' continuance of this very favourable weather, promising an abundant harvest, and a good home trade in conse 'quence, caused an increased attendance of buyers, and an improvement in prices; we m...
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
CBICSET. The return match between the Launceston and South Eslc Clubs came off on Wednesday Jast. ,As wil| be seen, the Launcestonians were beaten hollow, their op ponents having, in one innings, scored more by fifteen notches, than they did in two. It is only fair to state, however, that few of the Launceston crack players were present. ? The conquering match will come off about the end of tbe month. Launceston— Ut. Inningt. Willmot, c. by Nowlan 0 Hazle wood, tipped out - - - -11 Fowies, c. by Nowlan . - - - -2 Manley, c. by Howard .... 8 Charles. Henty, c. by Nowlan , - - . 1 Thompson, b. by Howard - - - 0 Morris, knocked down wicket 10 Archer, not out ...... 13 W. Youl, c. by Allison .... 9 Campbell, b. by Howard .... 3 Cameron, leg before wicket - - - -2 Byes - . - -' 4 ' Wide balls - . -. - 1, ~64^ Second Innings. C. Henty, b. by Gibson - . - - 4 Hazlewood, c. by G. Youl - - - ? - 7 Thompson, c. by Nowlan -~ , . - - - 3 . Fowies, b. by Gibson - .... 13 ,, J. Archer, c. by Alli...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
SALES BY AUCTION ( Continued from Jirst page.) Handsome Household Furniture, at Norfolk Plains, TO BE SOLD BY~PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr. J. C. Underwood, At the residence of Dr. BnocK, 11. N , Longford, Norfolk Plains, who is about to proceed to Eng land, on THURSDAY, the 14th January, 1841, at 12 o'clock precisely, without any reserve, THE whole of the Household Furniture, consist ing of — Rosewood and mahogany card tables Chimney and toilette looking glasses Sofas Work, loo, and dining tables Brussels and Kidderminster carpets and lieanh rugs Drawers, wardrobes, and wash-hand stands Dining, arid drawing room curtains Bedsteads, beds, and bedding Plate and plated ware Glass and earthenware Kitchen utensils A few books, amongst which is llewlet's Bible in 3 quarto volumes, handsomely bound in Russia A splended toned double action harp, by Erat Harp arid piano-forte music One dray harness Patent chaff machine One useful gelding fit for saddle or harness Remains of stores, and other artic...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. Free Labour. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. Free Iiabour. , dill, ? It is with unfeigned sorrow, Mr. Editor, 1 perceive that the communication which you did the the honor to publish, on the expediency and injustice of encouraging emigrants to the adjacent colonies, to, remove to this colonv. has received the marked, and no doubt 'merited. disapprobation -of the learned Editor, of -he Cornwall. Chronicle. It was somewhat inconsistent of me, I admit, to have penned that article without previously reflecting what were the sentiments of that person on this subject ; especially when it. is recollected, that in the political squabbles of this colony, his dicta are' generally regarded bythe vulgar as paramount, and alm'pst despotic Agree ably, therefore, to bis usual courtesy on such occasions, he has designated my production with the flattering and elepant characteristics of, trash, sophistry, mislatements and falsehoods. Some have alleged; that such phrase ology is so familiar to him( and w...
POLICE REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
POLICE REPORT. Immense business— Sawyer late Nockermoff— plenty of drunkards — assaults— felonies, &c. Thirty-five on boxing-day, thirty-two the day after— total 67, multiply by five, 335— divide by 20— makes £16 15s. Terms: cash. Immense business — Christmas is the time for the police. The loaves and fishes, or Episcopalian spirit exemplified. iwo pew openers or at. jonns unurch appeared at the police office on Tuesday, one in the capacity of plaintiff, and the other as defendant. It .was a capital representation of the Church appealing to the state for protection, and afforded a very good illustration of the grasping for loaves and fishes by which that Church so pre-eminently distinguishes itself. The senior pew opener with a duplicity worthy of a bishop, discharged his junior a few days before ' boxing-day,' apparently having in view tbe collection of certain gratuitous sums of money which, he as the head of the church was en titled to receive on that day, and being a hig...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
MISCELLANEOUS. .-.« JIeswhiukg Energy.— Dr. Kitchiner, to ? show how the strength of man may be dimin ished by indulgingindolence, mentumj^tj^M X. ' aTCB ? ?- Ti lowing ludicrous fact. Meeting a gentleman who had, lately returned from India, to my inquiry after his health, he replied, ' Why better— bet- ter, thank ye; I think I begin to feel some symp toms of the return of a little English energy. Do you know that the day before yesterday I was in such high spirits, and felt so strong, that I actually put on one of my stockings by my self.' — An M. D. once reproached a Learned Counsel with what Mr. Bentham would call the ' uncognoscibility' of the technical terms of law. ' Now, for example ' said he, ' I never could comprehend what you meant by docking an en tail.' 'My dear doctor,' replied the barrister, ' I dont wonder at that, but I will soon explain the meaning of tbe phrase ; it is doing what yotir profession never consents to — suffering a recovery.' Pauty Predelictions. — A y...
"Is truth a libel?" Lord Brougham. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
'Is truth a libel?' Uffa JfrOMff/MWh As the law of libel now stands, the chief' evil felt by persons accused of offences of. this nature is this, — 'that if prosecuted for libel, it is of no manner of consequence to the trial of th^r cause— it is a weight which enters .nojjit all into the scale — whether the matter of iiie alleged libel is consistent with truth, or totally ;ialse. Suppose a statement, not one item of which is overcharged, containing reflections on ^Govern ment, or the individual^— let the statement be ever so true, ne are willing to admit that the prosecution should be criminal, but contend that the question, whether the matter is true or false, ought to iaken into consideration by tbe jury. To say that the measures of Government are bad, and that the minister H'ho'pVepares them ought to be impeached, or that Mr. A.. or Mr; B. is guilty of felony, though never so true, might frequently be highly criminal,, because ( there are cases in wjiicn nothing but malice could...
THE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
. ? TBS 3KA.XIK.STS. 'WEftave no alteration to quote in the price of jprain or flour. The following are the remarks of the Hobart. Town Advertiser upon the rise which lias recently taken i -place there:— ' The rapid increase in the price of flour, which is now 30s. per cwt., is viewed with much alarm. As however, the Government has a large stock on hand, and there is no inconsiderable portion of American flour in the market, we are of opinion that the extortioners cannot long keep to the present prices.' - The farmers who are wise will not lose the golden opportunity.' Cataract Mill, January 2. * rf. Fine Flour- ------ 27 0 per 100 lbs. 20 per cent. ...... 25 0 ditto 12 per cent. ------ 23 0 ditto Bran ? 1 6 per 20 lbs. - -Pollard ? 20 ditto Wheat, from 7s. Od. to 8s. Gd. per 60 lbs. Union Steam Mills. t. d. i. d. t. d. t. rf.' Wheat ..„.„.. 7 O@10 0 i Oats ? S 6 @ 6 0 Barley ? „.. 6 0 „ 7 6 Maize ? 0 0,, 0 0 Pollard ? 2 0 „ 0 0 | Bran ? 16,, 0 0 Flour, first quality - - 30/. 1 Ditt...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
ForLOKDON.to SAIL in JANUARY. jr.SS^ THE splendid new British-built .JfcZS&k 8lliP AGOStiWA, A. i, burthen 'HOwrI? 300 tons, Wm. Perry commander. ?.fSBaHfi*'- The sailing qualities of this vessel ere well Vpown. Tlie greater part ofiier cargois engaged, and as she lakes no oil, it renders her. very desirable for a wool cargo. For terms of freight or passage, having superior accommodations, apply to J. DOWN &Co. October '31. STOa LONDON x^J- THE fine A. 1 barque MADRAS, jA|k Wm, Henniker, Esq., com.nander. te BE St Thisfinevessel will have early despatch. *^wSff !» F°r freight of .wool only, apply to KERlt, ALEXANDER &Co., Agents. Launceston, November 26. . rOB LONDON. .-4T THE fine fast-sailing barque CEC1 lftacBbv LIA, Coptain Waddelt., just arrived jfeJMjyK? from New Zealand, will be ready to take l§*||'2'gg -n freight for the above port immediately after she is discharged. For Freight or Passage, apply to WILLIAMS. CAMPBELL, & CO., CONNOLLY &am...
Ship Mails. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
Ship XMCails. To SYDNEY, per Ctdypso, on Tuesday, Sth instant. To PORT PHILLIP, via GEORGE TOWN, on Wednesday, 6th instant, at 10 o'clock. ToENGLAND.per Branhenmoor,\iZ. Hobart Town, on Thursday, 14th instant. To ENGLA ND, per Fanny, on the 21st instant
Launceston Shipping List. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 January 1841
Xiaunceston Shipping list. ARRIVALS. ' Dec. 28.— Brig Union, 155 tons, Pulham master, from Liverpool and Bohia; Kerr & Co. agents. Passengers, —Mrs. Pulham, Misses Eleanor and Maria Pulham, Master Henry Pulham, John Freeman. Jan. 2 — barque Saladin, 243 tons, M'Kenzie master, from London ; Willis &Co. agents. Jan. 3 Brig Charlotte, 96 tons, Tregurtha master, &nbsp; from Port Phillip; G. Lukin agent. Passengers,— Mr, iind Mrs. Steiglitz, Mr. Steiglitz, Messrs. Headlam, Wood, Synnott, Cox, Burnley, Griffiths, Herbert, and Dran, James Kerr and wife, Mrs. Johnston, James Reid, J.lloadley,' Agnes Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Ful lerton, Mr. dames and Henry Fullerton, Rose Fuller ton. : ... .' : ' ? ; ? ? ? '? Jan. 2 ? Schooner Water Witch, 99 tons, Talbert mas ter, from Hobart Town ; Connolly & Co. agents. Jun. 2 —Schooner Pickwick, 25 tons, Baldwin master, from Hobart Town;' J.GuiUah agent. DEPARTURES. Dec. 26.— Schooner Edward, 60 tons, Knoland master, for Circ...
Ship Mails. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 January 1841
Ship mails. To PORT PHILLIP, via GEORGE TOWN, on Wednesday, 13th instant, at 10 o'clock. ? To E N G L A N D, per hrankenmmr, via Hobart To wn ; on Thursday, !4th instant. To ENGLAND, per Fanny, on the 21st instant. To ENGLAND, per Agostina, on or about the 25lh instant
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 January 1841
ForX.OXf DON, to SAXX. in JANUAHY ,xv4K£' THE splendid new British-buit jUgW^ ship AGOST1NA, A. 1, burthd JunKi^M. 300 tons, Wh. Perry command^. «BBBw The sftiling1 qualities t-f ibis vessel are well known. ? Tbe**greater part of her cargo'is' engaged, and as she takes no oil, it renders her rwy ., desirable for a wool cargo. \ . For terms of freight or passage, having superior accommodations, apply to ? / J. DOWN & Co. October 31. ./ ? ; ? / For LONDON direct. -~ THE First Class Barque ATLANTIC, JVS^^ 366 tons register, MAtTHew Mcn l;%y3l«M TABD» Commander, having 200 tuns of ¥y|ynMroX oil along side, and on thewharf, will (ill ? vQSSSh11!1 w'1^ Wool, 'and be despatched without delay. - ; . For freight or passage' apply to thejCouunanderon - board, to ' CONNOLLY & Co., HENTlVco. FOB, XiONOOXf, *« ^THE DEMARARA PACKET, 300 iCgS^ . tons, daily expected from' London . She jgj^^y^will be ready to receive cargo for the' jjg*^ above port immediately after she has discharg...
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, JANUARY 11. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 January 1841
THE UUBCESTO&l COURIER. MONDAY, JANUARY Jl. The criminal sittings of the Supreme. Court closed on Saturday, distinguished above all pre ceding sessions b)T the substitution of civil for military juries. We need scarcely remark, that the gentlemen who had the honor of being im panelled upon the occasion, acquitted themselves in a very praiseworthy manner. For, to any regular attendant of the court, the encreased interest which -the}' evidently displayed, when compared with military juries, and the diligence with which they cross-examined some of the witnesses, when opposed to the old silent system of the military jurors, would be a convincing proof of the superiority of the former to the latter. Indeed, it is only natural, that they should have feelings more in keeping with their duties than military men, who, it is no secret, often used to divert themselves on the most solemn occasions, in the jury box, by sketching ludicrous caricatures, and in one case which came to our kn...
HOBART TOWN GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 January 1841
HOB&BTTOVH GAZETTE. Tenders will be received at Hobart Town until twelve o'clock on Tuesday, thu 12th proximo, for supplying the Light Houses here and at Hobart Town with Oil. — There are 164 tickets-o'f-leave, 77 conditional pardons, and three free pardons gazetted ? The mysterious case of gin is to be sold by auction, having been condemned.
SUPREME COURT. CRIMINAL SITTINGS. WEDNESDAY, January 6. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 January 1841
SUPREME COURT. CRIMINAL SITTINGS. VV'edne6DAy, January 6. The criminal sittings of the Supreme Court opened on Wednesday morning, before a civil jury, being the first impanneUed under the new act, abolishing military juries. William Watson and Patrick Willis, two bushrangers, captured by Mr. Penny, were charged with the coital offence of burglary, and putting in bodily fear. Giiilty. tuuujaa mjiui auu uuk|ju v-vj-iic, ivuucty nun ujc person and putting in bodily fear. Guilty. Tayor— 15 years transportation ; Cayae— transportation foi life. Thomas Hamer, larceny. Guilty. Thursday, January 7M, 1841. / Patrick Minahin and Joseph Brom were indicted for having, on the 2nd November last, feloniously Itolen and carried away one knapsack, a shooting jacket, and other articles, the property of Joseph Bailey— thf said Joseph Bailey and Mary Tickner being put in lodily fear. Joseph Bailey. — I live at Mr. Harrisons, near ( amp- bell Town ; T am his assigned servant. About three o'clock on Mond...
NINETEEN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 January 1841
NINETEEN. ' Thelast of my teens— farewell ! P. S. Heigho ! tbis very day I am nineteen ! What an alarming fact! What a green old age ! Nineteen winters have left their furrows upon . my forehead — nineteen summers their whi thered roses on my cheeks. The crows feet, i lear, cave made their abominable appearance —the wrinkles begun their detestable ravages ! 01) that hateful looking-glass! it surely makes hie look older than I really am. I'll get ano ther ; but it's no use. ' I cannot conceal the alarming fact that 1 am nineteen ! Ah ! how time slips away — how the false world changes ! Well, all sublunary joys are. transitory ; but \ndtxd I feel the flight of time most sensitively in my own case ; just imagine my distressing plight — nineteen, and an old maid ! I am get ting subject to the rheumatism ! I am quite a martyr to the toothache, and I am beginning to fancy it is the tic doloureux. Certainly it is very dolorous to me. Ah ! things were diffe rent when I was young. But those...