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LAUNCESTON EXAMINER, Saturday, March 12, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 12 March 1842
LAUNCESTON EXAMINER, &nbsp; Saturday, March 12, 1842. THE barque Richard Webb, arrived at Hobart Town from Dublin 15th November, brings the pleasing intelligence of the birth of a Prince of Wales on the 9th. Her Majesty and royal offspring were in excel- lent health. IN proposing the establishment of another journal in Van Diemen's Land it may be proper to state its principles and delineate its plan ; more than this would be superflu- ous : to apologise would be mere affectation ; we expect — we ask no favour, unless our exertions to instruct and please appear to deserve it. A strong and general impression exists that the multifarious interests, increased population, and advancing influence of this town and neighbourhood, demand the establishment of an additional newspaper : having aspired to fill the acknowledged va- cancy, we are resolved to maintain our po- &nbsp; sition with spirit and resolution, to win the &nbsp; confidence a new undertaking can hardly ...
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. (Continued from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. (Continued from our last,) The publication of thie Colonial Records was exciting considerable interest. The Zuld Afri/haan has the following notice of the matter: The communication of Mr. D. Moodie, and our appeal, has had a good cfiict. The public have becen roused, and are becoming subscribers ; and last, not least, the Board of Commnissioners of the Cape Town Municipality, oil receiving from Mr. Moodie a copy of the publication, have resolved in their meeting of Wednesday last, to submlit to the ensuing meeting of the Boar'd of Wardmasters their resolution of the following tenor: "That it is the opinion of the Board of Com missioners that the publication of the Cape re cords is a national work, which, as it tends to v'n dicate the character and measures of the colonists and colonial government, with reference to the aborigines, should he brought to a conclusion. That Mr. D. Moodie, the compiler and editor of the same, deserves the acknowledgmicnts of the Cape p...
ENGLISH EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
ENGLIS? EXTRACTS. Shortly before one o'clock, the following oflicial bulletin, announcing her Majesty's accouchement, and the birth of a Prince, was publishedlc : " The Queen was safely delivered of a Prince this morning, at forty-eight minutes past ten o'clock. " IHer Majesty and the infant Prince are going on well. "JAMES CLAnRK, M. D. " CuanRLs LOCOCK, AT. D. " ROBEitv FEnauSON, Al. D. t RIIClIARn ILAGDEN. "Buckinghaum Palace, Tuesday, Nov. g, 1841, half past 11 o'clock." -Standard. lhe following extract is from one of Lord John Russell's despatches to Governor Hobson, and has lately been published in a volume of parliamentary papers relating to New Zealand. We deemi it of sufficient interest to lay before our readers, as deve loping' views of colonial policy characteris lie of the late Ministry: Another important rule for your guidance is, to promnote, as thr as possible, the establishment of municipal and district governments for the col duct of all local affairs, such as drain...
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. (Continued from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. (Continued from our last.) The Examiner remarks on the Premier's debtt If it had been the intention of Sir Robert Peel to insult the distresses of the country. he could not have slighted them in a more marked and offensive way than lie contrived to do in his deblt as Prime Minister on Thursday. He appeared to give importance to trifles, as if to show how much more trifling he thought the questions which so large a portion of the community deem of thie vastest importance and vital concern. The whole was no had copy of Nero fiddling while Rosme was burning; and Sir Robert Pcel's tune in the midst of the fire is to " put the kettle on." Tile first subject, first in order and in conse quence, on ,which Sir Robert Peel entered wit h due pomp, was the warming and ventilating of th e new houses. This great topic occupiet a fit I quarter of his speech. There is something chla - racteristic inl the beginning-it said, " let us, first of all, take care to keep ourse...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
NEW ZEALAND. The Land Claims' Bill (says the New Zealand lcearld) escaped the Committee on Thursday with the loss of a great por tion of its prodigious tail; it is now a snug little concern, consisting of three or four small clauses, so ambiguously worded that any child may read them, but tile wisdom of Solomon, or Solon himself, could not fathom their meaning. It is a neat little mnultum in parvo to settle a thousand claims, each varying from another, and affecting in their just settlement not only the present but prospective welfare of this interesting country. We were very much amazed at the great concessions made by the Government to two of the independent members, who we know were very sanguine in their expectations, and who ho were very anxious to impress upon the public mind that they would put everything to rights, and procure a good mensure from the Go vernment. We hope the public, and the land claimants in particular, will show their gratitude to Mr. Porter and Mr. Cleudon...
NEW TALE OF A TUB. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
NEW TALE OF A TUB. Thrn " New Tale of a Tub" appears as a thin small folio, consisting of some sixteen pages of humorous verse, with seven or eiqht lithographic drawings, the former being by F. W W. N. Bayley, and the latter by Aubrey, from designs by Lieutenant J. S. Cotton. If any man has a tolerable drawing-room, in which he finds it some timer rather difficult to get company up to a certain pitch, let him possess himself of this laughter-moving volume, and deposit it on the principal table in the said room after which, we venture to predict, awful half hours before dinner, and tedious yawn ing whole hours after it, will be known no longer in that locality. The Tale of a Tub is told both by the drawings and the verse, clearly enough by the latter, but with out rageous drollery by the former. The scene is in Bengal. On a coolish day two gentle men, one tall and thin, the other short and stout, resolve to walk in the country and eljdoy a plc-nice. An empty barrel has been carried o...
LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
LAUNCESTON. WHmsAT.-The quotations are a shade lower this week. Samples, slightly tipped, have been sold at Os. Gd.; and no sales at a higher rate than 7s. per bushel have been made. l3AnLeY-English, may be quoted at from Os. to Os. Od. per bushel ; but we have not he rd of any sales at a higher rate than Os. Cape barley, 4s. dtl. per bushel. OATs-feed, 4s. ; for seed, -ls. Od. to 3s. per bushel. FLoUn-first quality, £20; second, £18 ; third, £10 per 20001lbs. Return of grain and flour exported from the port of Launceston, during the week ending 5th March 1842, incluslve-Oats, 538 bushels ; wheat, 3500 ditto; Ib trley, 180 ditto; fllur, 38) tmns. Return of grain and flour imported at the port of Launceston, during the week ending 5th March, 1842, inclusive-Nil. The general market remains without much alte ration. Rumn 4s. Odtl., brandy 5s. Od. per gallon; case pin, 21s. ditto; sugar, Manilla, £32 per ton; Mauritis, £35 ditto ; tea, £8 per chest; soap, £40 ditto; tobacco, Is. 3d. per...
SECOND EDITION. LATEST INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
SECOND EDITION. 'LATEST = INTELLIGENCE. The' tender for 10,000 bushels of wheatdelivera- I ble in Laiunceston, has been accepted at a shade t under 7s. per bushel: 00,000 bushels we under. I stand were tendered at from 7s. to 8s. HortTrICLTvrunA Sllow.-Yesterday afternoon an exhibition took place of the flower and vegeta. ble productions of Hobart Town and its viclnity, when the latter, especially, seented decidedly to excite general admiration. The specimens of car. rots were particularly line, and of astonishing size, when the long draughts which havecontilned of late are taken into consideration ; there were also several line satmples of' apple., and those of varied descriptions. Of the flowers, those which the most struck our attention were the dhalins, of' which the tulllbers were consideralde and the huesgood ; amlolngst the novelties was a branch from Mr. Elliston's aloe, at Chigwell. The flower is ofa darker yellow, an"d more fully developed in the calix than any that we hav...
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
HOBART. TOWN. Our grain market is exceedingly dull, the ex citementcaused by reports from Sydney bcing for the present allayed. Two hundred bushels of wheat, of a very superior quality, were disposed of on Friday last at 8s. Od., hbt the fair quotation at present is from 7s. Odh. to 8s. :d., the average being Ss. Oats, per bushel, Gs. Od. to Gs.; Cape barley, 4s. Gd. to 4s. od.; English ditto, Gs. to Os. Gd.; hay, per ewt., 4s. Otd. to 5s.; straw, 3a. to 4s.; cabbages and turnips, 2s. per dozen ; car rots, 44. per cwt.; cauliflowers, 4s. per dozen; apples, Os. to 8s. per bushel ; peaches, 4s. to Is.; damsons, sGa. per quart; turkeys, 12s. to 14s., per couple ; geese, 10s. to 12s.-Colonial Times. Return of grain and flour imported at the port of Hobart Town, during the week ended 8th March, 1842, inclusive-Nil. Return of grain and flour exported from the port of Hobart Ton n, during the week ending 8th March, 182, inelusive-Flour, '7 tons.
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
SYDNEY. GRAIN AND FLOUR.-Tlls market remains in active; the amount of business (lone since our last has been exceedingly small ; the millers are nearly without colonial or Van Diemen's Lind wheat, and the few holders of the latter are firm at 10s. per bushel. OATS are in demand ; the retailers are charging 0s. per btlshel ; onlly one load arrived during the week. BARL.EY,.-None received since last report; what is on sale Is charged at 5s. per bushel. MAIZE.-None having arrived from the into rior durinhg tie last fortnight, the dealers are charging from ns. to Os. 6J. per bushel. H-IAy has been plentiful, about 100 loads hiving arrived since last report ; the prices given yester day, ranged from £11 to £13 per toll. Pork, 00s. per barrel ; hams, 7d. per lb. ; hyson skiln tea, £8 to £9 per chest; sugar, £30; to £35 per ton ; tobacco, 10d. to 1s. per lb. ; P. I. ram, 10 per cent. ; O.P. 3s. 3id.; tlreign ditto, Is. 2d. per gallon ; case gin, 12s. 0d. to i1s. ; pale gin 2s. Od. per gall...
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
PORT PIIILLIP. Dulnbr's ale, Os. Gd. to 10s. per dozen ; Irish hutter, Is. per lb;, coffee, Is. ditto; flour, £23 per ton ; oats, Gs. to Os. Gd.; Irish pork, £3 1Os. to £4; porter, £5 per buhhd. Spirit market over stocked ; prices nominal. Sugar, Miauritius, £32; Manilla, £28 per ton; hyson skin tea, £12 per shest; tobacco, 11d. to Is. 3d. per lb.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
SOUTII AUSTRALIA. Fine floor, 30S. per 10O1ls. ; seconds, 25t. do.; colonial wheat, 104. per bushel; East India ditto, ns. ditto; oats, 5s. to 5s Od. ditto; Engplish barley, s., ditto; Cape, 4s. ditto; potatoes, £0 to £8 per too. TonThere was little demand for goods imported fromn England. Butter, Is. per lb.; casks, 25s. u)er tun ; cordage, 90s. per cwt. ; cotlee, Is. per lb. ; cheese, 10d. ditto ; pork, £4 to £5 per bar rel; rice, 2d. per lb. ; Mauritius sugar, ££4 to £30 per ton ; refined ditto, tid. per Ib.; soap, £30 to £40 per ton ; hymn skin tea, £11 per chestJ ruim, 2s. Oll. to 4s. 0d. per gallon , case gin, 10ls. brandy, 41. Od, to 0s. per gallon ; ale, £0 to £10 per hud.; porter, £6 ditto; bottled, ts. to Ils. per dozen.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
iTHE HOBART TOWN GAZETTE. Friday, March 11, 1842. AUDIT OFFICE. March 0, 1842. Warrants for Contingent Expenses sent to tie Colonial Treasury for payment between the 2nd of tile culrrcllent molnthll atd this date : J. G. Jennings, Infhnt School; W. Champion, repayment; ). I'Gown, compensation ; J. WVat son, boats; V. Mollriarty, expenses; E. VWhite, shoes; F. Drake, clothing; F. Spencer, Deals; J. and T. Corbett, ironmongery; J. Childs, cart age; Perkins, Bennett, and Co., cloth; P. S. T'onmlhlm, copying; W. Farrell, charcoal; Moss, Nathan, and Co., Stationery; G. ltolwegan, ditto; D. Hubert, ditto; .1. ''lhompison, stores; J. and W\. Robertson, ditto: Hlenry Dowling, ditto; Parties named in Abstract, taking census, Hobart Towni, &c. ; S. and J. Austin, conveyanceof nail; J. Jolhnstone, ditto; R. Mott, ditto; II. LBennison, It. Waycott, ditto; J. Hortle, ditto; It. Dodge, ditto; J. Duxberry, ditto; J. S. 'lTlrnbull, com pensation ; Thomas Abray, extra work.
VESSELS IN HARBOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Examiner — 19 March 1842
VESSELS IN HARBOUR. Ship Agostina, loading for London. -Henry, ditto &nbsp; Barque Normuhul, ditto -Emu, ditto -Lady Emma, ditto - Cecilia, loading for Sydney. Brig Fox, refitting. Schooner Tamar, loading for Sydney. - Thomas Crisp, ditto - Joseph Cripps, laid up. Steamer Gipsy &nbsp; -Corsair, loading for Port Phillip.