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SYDNEY—March 15. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
SVDNEV-Mardi 15. Wheat. — Only six loads have been exposed for sale, at the corn market since last report ; the prices given have ranged from 6s. 6d. to 7sl 9d. per bushel. Flour — The mill' prices continue as reported last week, bran is also at last week's prices. i-otatoks are now on tne advance ; the prices now given to the settlers are from 41. 10s. tofll. per ton. The retail prices arc from 9s. to 12s. per cwt Beer and Ales.— The sales have been about 120 hogsheads Taylors at £b to £b 5s. ; 300 dozen Dun bar's ale aud porter at Us. 6d. ; and 500 dozen other brands at 9s. Provisions. — The market for all descriptions has remained extremely quiet; in the present inactive state it is impossible to arrive at the real prices at which business is to be done but we think holders must even tually submit to lower rates, we have not heard of a single sale. Beef is quite neglected, and holders are submitting it to the hammer at anything but remunera ting prices. Hams are now entirely out ...
PORT PHILLIP—March 21. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
PORT PHILLIP-Jtfare* 21. Sb«ef. —Messrs. Belcher and Power, sold by auction nt their rooms yesterday, 1000 ewes, at 5«. per head , with right of station, and improvements given in, for cash. ? ' Been Irish, 51. to 61. 15s. per tierce. Butter, Salt' Is. to Is. Id. perlb. Flour, line, 201. to 231. ; Seconds 181. to 201.; Thirds, 161. lo 181. per ton. Wheat, 9s. to 9s. .per bushel. Oats, 7s. 6d. to 8s. ditto.' Cape Bar ley, 9s. ditto. Maize, 4s. 6i to fis. 6d. ditto. V.D.L. Hay, 141. to 161. per ton. Tea, Hyson Skin, 61. to 61. per chest. Shingles, II. 14s. to 11. 16si per thousand. Fat Bullocks, 121. to 151. Milch CowsV 101. to 141. Ewes, 20s. to 22s, each. Wethers, 18s. to 20s. ditto. Geet-ono.Mar 21 — Bread, Is. 3d. per four-pound loaf. Beef, Sd. to fld. per Ib. , Mutton; SJd. ditto. Potatoes, 18s. to 80s. , per cwt. Tea, 101. 10s. to 131. per chest. Flour, 281. to 35L per ton. V. D. I* Hay. 151 to 181. per ton. Shingles, 21. per thousand. Bat. ..tens, 45s. per 100 feet. ' Broad Pal...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
SYDNEY. We have received by the Corsair, Sydney journals to the 15th March inclusive. They contain nothing of very stirring interest. There is no truth in. the reported rise of grain in the Sydney market ; the papers allude to this report as a ' pure fiction.' The Go vernor had given it as his opinion that the Government were bound to make good all monies that came into Mr. Manning's pos 'seSk|t5n without the consent. of parties, but from what source the money ought to be paid, he could not determine. The Rev. R. Mansfield had brought an action for libel against the Australasian Chronicle— damages one shilling; the judge certified for costs. A meeting had taken place relative to the erec tion of Sir Richard Bpurke's statute ; only about £120 more would be required to com plete the undertaking. The bushrangers were continuing their depredations in some of the nterior districts ; several had been captured. The Sydney Herald in acknowledging the receipt of Van Dienien's Land I rieVre, ...
Ship Mails [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
V 's-UvJaant To POET PHIJ4.IP. ,bj Conair, on Tuesday. To SYDNEY, by Thomas Crisp, on Tuesday, 29lh instant. .... ? To ADELAIDE, by Challenger on Wednesday, 30th instants'1' :? ? v'i-1v. ??' ?'?? ???''? ? ?' ?'? ? ? To NE,W ZEALAND, by Patriot, via Hobart Town, this day. '.' ' . ' ~' '' To 'LONDON, tiyfformuhull, on Wednesday, the 30th ; My Xadf £miwvon Tuesday, the 29th; Vij Agontina, on or about the Ifittr April; i-y Emu, on or about the 30th. April; -by, Btuiora, via .Hobart Town, on Mobd«y, lhe 28th 'instant. , : ?='?'' ? ? 6r. Jobk K. BROfcKB, Postmaster,.,
SUPREME COURT—HOBART TOWN Tuesday, March 22nd, 1842. Before His Honor the Chief Justice. TETLEY V. SHERWIN [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
SUPREME COURT—Hobabt Town. Tuesday, March 22nd, 1842. Before His Honor the Chief Justice. TETLEV V. SHERWIN. Messrs. Home and Roberts for the plaintiff. Messrs. Walsh, M'Dowell. and' Stephen for the defendant',. This was nn action of trover brought against the de . fendant to recover a policy of insurance. ' Damaees' . laid at i'lOOO. ^ Duncan M'Pherson, Esq. — I am manager of the Van Diemen's Land, Fire, Life, and Marine Assurance uompany; 1 was so nr August, 28, ISM ; there was no directors in Launceston then, neither has there been anv since: the defendant is the Company's agent at Launceston i he transmits the orders from thence to Hobart Town ; Mr. Sherwin sometimes takes the risk upon himself, he has no power to is'ue a policy; they are sent over from Hobart Tow ; at the end of every month ; it might be the case of a party paying iheir preminm, and not obtaining their policy '.fora month ; (the company's books were produced containing a me morandum of the policy spokes. of, be...
SCENES AT THE POLICE OFFICE [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
SCENES AT THE POLICE OI-'l'ICE. A large number of visitors congregated at the police office on Thursday morning, to hear a case of assault, which had been for two previous days a subject of gen eral conversation. The defendant, was William ..iishinglon Goodwin, i-squire; theplain'.ilT, plain Mr. Piddiugton. Mr. Rochcr appeared for the defendant, and plaintiff conducted his own case. To give any detailed account of the proceedings, would be to put upon record the most disgusting and foul-mouthed language that ever we heard repeated in any court of justice, or by the lowest of assigned ser vants; and if we may hazard a remark, it would be to censure the bench for allowing a repetition in their pre sence of such abominable and filthy expressions, which were not at all material to the point at issue. Swearing is not an assault, however, much additional force it may give to the manner and the expression, and it is by the common repetition of oaths and blasphemous expressions used by othe...
LAUNCESTON PRICE CURRENT CORRECTED TO MARCH 28, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
[?] Alia-,..,- .._., ..... i.s&u&.i,,i; s«.*,!*,,-i»:«»iir* . EHiottfB.4 ;« Vi jperWia; * 0 « , fi ilO 0 IodanttStoilhV. ' B 0 0 0 10 0 BoTTtib— ? ?' ?'? ??-???????:??? Dunbar»B...,;,p6rloz. 0 11 6 0 lft 6 Taylor's and others ' 0 10 0 OH 6 Beeu— Porter, Tftylor'arbefhhd. scarce 6 10 0 ElljottV ...... I*;*' 4 00 4 16 0 Trueman's ? ' 4 5 0 S 6 0 Hoare's.i ? ?« 4 0 0 4. 15 0 BOTTLED-^ ? Dunbar*s ? ..pSt'doz. 0 11 O 0 12 C Taybr's and others ^' 0 10 O Oil 8 Spirits — . ??-,'?.'. Brandy ? jper^gau. 0 6 0 0 6 6 Rum, proof B.K ?? ??? 0-4 0 .0 4 C Hollands, in Wood J»le« 4-gall. cases 4 0 0 4 10 0 Ffitriirs— .. *.,. ' ; ? ' ?' . .. Currants, Zante, perlb. 0 0 ? 0 0 5 1 Raisins, Muscatel ' 0 0 8 0 0 30 Smyrna it ^' Cape....... ' 0 06 0 0 7 WiMjjs.. ??',:, ?'.?':. Sherry, wood... per pipe 45 0 0 0 0 0 Bottled., f/erdoz. 1 12 .0 0 0 0 Port, wood ? per pipe «ottled...i*r*oK. I 16 d 000 Tka— ? ? *?- :. ?„ Hyson Skin... per chest 10 0 0 11 0 0 Hyson ? ' 12 0 0 15 0 0 Bohea.. ........
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, MARCH 28. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
THE UUNCESTON C00R1ER. MONDAY, MARCH 28. By the Corsair, a gentleman named Lang, has arrived from Port Phillip, with instructions from the Home Government to be appointed to a Police Magistracy in this Colony. News of the appointment of this gentleman reached the Colony some time since, and it will be re collected that we then called into question the right of. the Home Government to interfere in such local appointments. We still continue of the same opinion. We know nothing of Mr. Laxg personally ; we have heard him spoken of as an agreeable companion, of gentlemanly manners, and most popular prin ciples, inclining rather to radicalism. He conies to us also with the strong recommen dation of having been a strenuous advocate for reform. Granting all these qualifications, we have no hesitation in pronouncing any stranger to be totally incapable of properly administering the duties of police, or assistant police magistrate in a penal colony. His expe rience in England will avail him n...
POETRY. LINES COMPOSED AT A BALL [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
.-?''„. :.'?' JPcBTitir.** . ''-??',-.'' J.tNF.S COMPOSED AT A BALL. The festive scene invites the dance, ? 'And many an eya is beaming, With hope and joy, that soon, perchance, In sorrow may be streaming. Ah 1 who, in such an hour as this, Would dream of pain or sorrow ; Or think if here, where all his bliss. Pale care may come to-morrow ? Yet soon the roseate hue may die, On yonder lovoly cheek ; And brilliancy forsake the eye, That now does all but spenk. Yes 1— care may come— but not to-night. This hour is all for gladicss: And who would throw o'er smiles so bright, The slightest shades of sadness 9 And if 1 when years have rolled away, We hear these strains again ? How fondly memory's glance will stray, O'er these b-ighl moments then. Recall to mind each absent face, Then withered, changed, or dead ; And, for one happy moment, trace Bright joys for ever .fled.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
TH ELauncestoa Courier will be published every Monday, inprningand despatched by that pays post to all parts of the country. It will contain a summary of all the important notices in the Gazette ofthe.-preceding Saturday. The terms of suhscription are 6s. 6d. per quarter, payable in advaitob, single numbers 6d. NO T I C E. — All Communications intended for insertion in this Journal must be ad dressed 'To the Editor of the Laundeston Courier qBarles-street.' Our Contemporaries are also requested to address their Journals in tie same jnanner. Notice to Adyertteera. A LL advertisements sent to this Journal except XX ing from Subscribers must be paidondrii very otherwise they -will not be inserted, as no accounts will for the future be opened for non-subscribers, The Launceston Courier affords a very desirable medium for advertising, since all advertisements published therein, are gratuitously inserted in the Launceston Advertiser, an arrangement which of fers great advantages to Mercha...
THE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
THE MARKETS. The tenders at Hobart Town for 20,000 bushels of wheat, have been accepted at and under 13s. 6d. per 100 lbs. It is a shade higher than the twelves on this side. Sydney papers have come to hand up to the 15th March, the reported rise iu wheat is all fudge. Prices here are slightly declining. Supply Mills, March 26. Wheat may be quol°d on the decline ; good samples are ready to be purchased at fis. cash, and no sales have been effected at a higher rate lately than 6s. Gd. id ». d. Wheat ... .... 60 to 66 Oats ? ..- 40 43 Barley ........ 50 8G Fine Flour -.....-200 Seconds -.--.... jg 0 Thirds .-. ? 16 0 No demand for flour.
Launceston shipping list ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
UauniTBton gripping Hist. ARRIVALS. March 21. — Schooner Lomesto/t. 114 tons, Irvine, master, from Port Phillip ; J. Griffiths, agent- 3 tons machinery, Kcrr & Co. ; 70 sheep, G. & F. Usher ; 100 barrels pork, J. Raven ; 72 ditto ditto, J. Griffiths. 'Passengers— Mr. P. Roberts, Mr. J. Husbands, Miss Hilland, Air. Hawks, Miss Rind, Edward Curmack, wife, and child, AV. Harding March 23 ? Brig Scout, 96 tons, Gwatkin, master, from Port Phillip; Willis & Co., agents. 300 sheep, order. Passengers — J. L. Fleming, Esq., — Philpols, Esq., G. Wilson, Esq., Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. Wilson, Henry Dawbery, Deacon Drown, Wm. Hcnslmw, Mr. Williams, Thomas Williams, Wm. Smith, Charlotte Jackson, Wm. Coulson, Mr. and Mrs Michael Crokes, Mr. and Mrs. White, James Dudley Marcti 24 — Steamer Corsair, JSGtons, Bell, master, for Port Phillip; J. Raven, agent. Passengers,— Mr. Manetli, Mr. Archer, Mr. Staughton, Mr. Orr. Capt. Synnott, Mr. M'Arthur. Mr. Davidson, TUr. H. Clay ton, Mr...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
BIRTH.—On the 18th instant, at Pontville Parsonage, the Lady of the Reverend J. &nbsp; &nbsp; Burrows, of a Daughter. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; —At her residence, York-street, Launceston, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; on the 26th instant, MRS. ASPINALL, of a Son. MARRIED.—On the 22nd instant by the Rev. W. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Simson, in the Wesleyan Centenary Chapel Mel- ville-street, the Rev. Wm. Butters of Ross, to &nbsp; &nbsp; Jane Middleton, eldest daughter of the Rev. John Waterhouse, General Snperintendent of Wesley- &nbsp; an Missions in Australia and Polynesia. DEATH.—On the 21st instant at Oatlands, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; the eldest son of John Whitefoord, Esq., P. M.
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
PORT PHILLIP. By (lie Corsair, we Lave received Melbourne papers to ihe 21st iiisl., from which we make the Mlowiiifr extracts. A warfare was goiug on between the Patriot aud Gazette, which for gross personal ubuse exceeds anvlhitur we ever read. We can scarcely imagine how a com munity can tolerate journals replete with such shameful and disgraceful personalities. The ' Vesta.'— This is the name present intended for the Messrs. Manton's new iron steamer, which will be launched on Saturday, the 26th instant The Vesta will ply between Melbourne and Geelong, and is ad mitted by the most competent judges to be a beautiful model. Her extreme length is 109 feet, the deck alone being 95 feet; depth of hold, 7 feet 10 inches; beam, 14 feet 6 inches; draft of water when laden, 3 feet 6 inches; tonnage, 95 tons builders', and 60 new or cus tom-house measurement ; engines, 2, of 18 horse power each ; thickness, J inch at keel and £ at deck; the ribs, 1 foot 6 inches apart, and constructed of ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By Sir. JT. C. Underwood! At the Steam Packet Hotel, on the Wharf, on MONDAY, tbe 28th inst., at one o'clock. A QUANTITY of valuable household fiirni ture, consisting of— One square (lining table Nine horse-hair bottom chairs One horse-hair bottom couch One easy chair covered with Moroon leather One pair handsome card tables One new Kidderminster carpet One four-post bedstead, chintz, furniture complete, with paliass and bolsters One double marble wash-stand, jugs and ewers One handsome mahogajiy chest of drawers One looking glass, cedar frame One gentleman's rosewood dressing case One cedar wash-stand, bason and ewer One small tent bedstead with chintz, furniture complete One child's cot One carpet A handsome gold watch, chronometer principle, capped and jewelled in six holes Terms will be made known at the time of sale. EKTALtY BSUXtGE. ?' SLENDERS, with plans and specifications, will B be received by the undersigned, for the erection of a Log Bridge ...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 28 March 1842
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. Sir, Observing in th- Cornwall Chronicle of Saturday, the I9lb instant, a letter, signed ' A Lover of the Good Stuff,' and wishing to make some few remarks, I have ventured, from your known impartiality, to intrude on your columns. The letter, Sir, as usual contains plenty of abuse, and has no pretension to either argument or truth. The writer, in the first place proposes to takeasuivey of the individuals that compose the Total Abstinence So ciety, and very respectfully denounces them as men, of the lowest and most illiterate class— men, whose facul ties and constitutions (not circumstances) have been to tally destroyed by long and contiuued habits of excess. 1 1 has been a matter of wonder to me. Sir, that this Lover of Stuff did not find out, while writing and think ing about these poor teetotal fellows, that iheir Society was foimed for the reception and reformation of such characters. Now, Sir, if it can be proved, that this so ciety has ...
LAUNCESTON PRICE CURRENT CORRECTED OF MARCH 30, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
[?] AtB- - ?'? ? ??.?.-??-?.-*'*? sl'-'M £'?$??& Elfiottfs...... .per!Aui': S 0^ 6 !b 0 Ind and Smith.. ' 6 O 0 5 10 0 Bottled — . ; Dunbar's. . . . . .per doz. 0 11 O O 12 6 Taylor's and others « O 10 O 0 11 8 Beer — Porter, Taylor's.perhhd. scarce 6 10 O Elliott's ? ' 4 0 0 4 15 O Trueman's ? ' 4 6 O 6 6 i- Hoare's ? '400 4 15 0 Bottled — Dunbar's ? per doz. 0 11 0 0 12 6 Taylor's and others ' 0 10 tt Oil 6 Spirits — Brandy ? per gall. 0 C 0 0,- 0 tt Rum, proof BJP. -?J- 0 4 0 0 4 6 Hollands, in wood pale.. 4-gall. cases 40 0 4 10 0 Fruits — Currants, Zante, per 1b. 0 0 7 0 0 9 Raisins, Muscatel ' 0 0 8 OiiO 10 Smyrna.. ' -' Cape ? ' 0 0 6 0 0 7 Wines. . Sherry, wood... per pipe 46 0 0 0 0 0 Bottled.. per doz. 1 12 0 0 0 0 Port, wood. ? per pipe Bottled...per doz. 1 16 0 0 0 0 Tea.— Hyson Skin... per chest JO 0 0 II 0.0 Hyson.. ? ' 12 0 0 15 0 0 Bohea ? ' Congou ? ' 10 O 0 12 0 0 Souchong ? ' 12 0 0 14 0 0 Pekoe.... ? ' . Gunpowder ? per lb. 0 3 0 Sugar — Mauritius ? per t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
HAS determined to offer the whole of his varied Stock at very reduced prices, (pre vious to removal to his New Stores) amongst which will be found the following useful Items — A Iphabets, Figures, and Ink for marking Linen T ools, a large assortment for almost every branch of business Also various working materials, &c. &c. T oys in variety, children's wheel barrows H ones, razors, strops, cutlery in general E ight Day Clocks. 30 hour ditto, watch materi als, and tools. of All description for the trade, &c., &c. L ever and other watches, gold, and silver guards 0 verture musical boxes, 8 air, ditto assorted W aggons, and lined carriages for infants E tnas, nursery lamps, wax tapers, lucifers S olar, Argand, and other lamps, ditto glasses T eeth drawing instruments, lances, fleams, tweezers And other instruments, &c. &c. P ipe boxes complete, German tinder R ings for keys, tuning forks, and hammers 1 ron safes, cash boxes, patent bill f...
Ship Mails [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
Sfitl) JfiatlC. ?????.s-( a'i-'W; ~-~'y- ; ? _.?? ' ..??? foi'Oar P|ilL;tIPi Via^JEORGE TOWN, on : .Wednesday, «th jnsuint. - To LOKUON, by NbrwuAiiH, on Thursday, the 17th 'April. , t' ??'?? . To LONDON, by Agotiina, on or about the 16th of April: To LONDON, bv Emu. on or about the 20th April. To NEW ZEALAND, by Patriot, via Hobarl Town, on Thursday, 17th instant. To SYDNEY, by Ifaler Lily, via Hobart Town, on Monday. 4lh instant. To LONDON, by Eudora, via Hobart Town, on Mon day, -fill instant. St. John E. Browne, Postmaster.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
In the matter nf'tlie Insolvency of Charles Sainted, of Launcestoji, ia Van Dieincn's Land, Licensed Victualler. NOTICE is hereby given, that the meeting holden this day before William Gardner Sams, Esquire, Commissioner of Insolvent Estates for Launceston, tor the proof of debts and the hearing of the adjourned application for an order of discharge under the said insolvency; stands ad journed to'Wcdnesday the '29th day of June next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Court-house, at Launceston aforesaid.— Dated this 30th day of March, 1842. ? F.WALFOKD, Solicitor to tlie Insolvency. C&UXXON. '|' HEREBY caution all persons from ;giving _i_ goods or paying money -on ray iurcount to Mr. John S. Beach, lately in my employ, as I will not be responsible after this notice, having dis missed him from my service. JAMES ROBERTSON. March, 31st. 1842. ?^ST ANTED, 5,000 bushels of good clean * ' Wheat, free from smut or drake, cash on delivery. . M. SOMMEHVILLE. Cataract Mill, 2nd Ap...