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ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
ENGLISH NEWS. We commence our English extracts wkh the following letter from a London correspondent; though not of recent date, it will be found to contain matter of interest : — From our own correspondent. London. Oct. fith, 1811. Parliament met on Monday, the I3tlt ult. after the recess, all the members' of the Government who had accepted office haying been re-elected. Since then little -or no business of any public im portance has been transacted— a few bills to conti nue in forp,e, certain necessary acts that n-ould i otherwise expire have Ijeen passed, among, these is the Poor Law Amendment, which has been continued for a twelve-monthj to allow of the question being fully considered. The supplies and estimates have since the past week occupied .the principal attention— and; the votes. of the Whig Budget have /jbeeji adopted and passed with little or no alteration.'-' :Among the. items are the fol lowing for Cojjpiiial purposes, &c. £39,440 for the convict liulk establis...
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, APRIL 4. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
THE WSESTOfg COURIER. MONDAY, APRIL 4. We have already furnished our readers v.ith Sydney news tn the 15lli March ; subsequent arrivals have put us in possession of newspapers lo ilic; 19lh of- that month. We cniuinm; otir digest of llieiv contents. On St. Patrick's day, the Catholic inhabitants of Sydney celehraled me anniversary -u men patron oaint, ny a public dinner, of which a laiije iihihIrt of gen tlemen partook. The dinner was held in the old Court-house, which vvos well find tastefully filled ti]i willi evergreens, &c. ; ihe banner of Si. Patrick hung upon tlie wall at the northern end, and on the southern wall were displayed two large and heniitiful paintings of St. Geortre. and the dragon, and St. Andrew, of Scotland, surrounded with the thistle, and the motto, ' Nemo me itnpnne lacessil.' A large and substantial gallery was erected on the eastern side of the room (or the accommodation uf I lie ladies, about eighty in number; and -m the western side a similar gall...
FROM THE HOBART TOWN GAZETTE Friday, March 25, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
FROM TUE HOB ART TOWN GA ZETTE Friday, March 25, 1842. TJie following claims for Grams will be ready for examination, upon or immediately after the I lth day of May next, on or before which day any caveat or counter claim imisi be entered. William Davis, Melville, Monmouth, 203 acres, I rood, Mpnmouth. originally M'Naliy's and Kelly's who respectively sola to iliDlmrd I'ryell, wnosola to William Forbes, who sold to A. M'Kay. whose interest was sold by the Sheriff to T. Walton, who sold to the applicant. — Bounded on the south west by 54 chains 22 links south-easterly alon? a location to John Taylor com mencing from the Kiver Jordan and extending to the Township of 1'ontville, on the south liy 36 chains ill links easterly along that Township and' o location to .lames Salmon to land granted to Archibald FiUpalrick, on the east bv that land extending northerly 41 chains 80 links to the River Jordan aforesaid, and' thence by that river to the point of commencement. William Joynes, Stanl...
HOBART TOWN RACES [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
HOBART TOWA1 RACES. The sports began at a quarter to one, by the match between Don Giotatini am! Noble, dUtancc. one mile. The latter horse proved victorious, though in neither was anv remarkable degree of speed shown. Next rame the Sweepstakes, which mused more anxiety in. expectation, and longer faces on the expecta tion of the issue, than, we believe, any other during tile three days. Mr. Macmicfaael's l-'airy Queen, anil Air. Kearney's Victoria, two beautiful fillies, were evidently xhe favourites at starting, aim the former shewed herself well worthy of ihe preference ; she had it all her own way, and came to the winning post in splendid style. SWEEPSTAKES of 100 sovereigns each, half for feit, for two-year-olds, colts, 8sf; flllies, 7sl lllbs. Heats, one mile i\lr. MacmicliaePs b. f. Fairy Queen - 1 I Mr. O'Connor's b.t. Lmlv of the Lake 2 2 Mr. H.Jones' h.f Fair E'llen - - - 4 3 Mr. W. Field's r.h. Gratis - - - - Mr. Kearney's b:f Victoria - - - - 3 bd. The latter bolted from...
THE MELON. (Continued from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
THE MELON. ( Continued from our last.) ? -. It is not, of course, to be understood by the above, that although the melon will grow, in abed of sand, or even among a heap of stones, that the important article of manure is to be overlooked. As a proof of this, I may mention an instance which fell under my own observation during the j)ast season. The seeds of two water melons, of the ordinarily cultivated variety, Tvereaccidentallv tuea, me one upon a common garaen uoi-oea, ana the other upon a spot of ground, which had nei ther been turned over nor manured, but both in the same garden, and within thirty yards of each ?other. The first plant covered nine square yards, and produced sixty-two melons, many of them averaging thirty-two pounds in weight: but the second, although apparently a healthy plant, was notwithstanding stunted in its growth, and pro duced but two melons of six pounds each, but of a flavor equal to any produced by the former. Of the method of cultivating1 the melon in...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
to THEiEbitoR 6f'the 'CauSceston COUJtlEIt. Sir,— Will you allow me, through your columns, to put the following queries to A Father, whose rational convcrsationviith his son appeared in the Advertiser of Thursday last. Was not tlie con versation got vp with the view of soaping dorvn the tee-totallers, and placing the ruinous custom -i+* iicinn1 A.lf*r%itnltrt rlriitl-a it* nc TiTmicililo n Jifrli+ hefore the public as possible ? Are not teetotal lers as rational and inflexible in their principles us they are good and sincere in their intentions? Is it not better to carry a radical principle well out, than to extenuate the sufferings of mankind by irrational aud ineffective methods of cure? Are we to suppose it a thing impossible, that a sensunl minded man should be able to contem plate his past pleasures with some degree of de light, even although those pleasures may have hud something of criminality connected with them ? Would you have us to believe that you have enjoyed the feast ...
POETRY. EPITAPH ON A FRIEND [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
*;? /;*;x;*^6JKtKB5P2;v;!\ emta4-h son a rniKKD. v: v t On Friend! for eveY loved, for ever dear). ' _ -?. What fruitless tears have bathed thy honored bier. What sighs re-ccho'd to ihy parting breath, s . Whilst I lion was struggling in the pangs of death t Could tears retard the tyrant in his course; fViliirl ciirh'c uvnrt tiic rlarf'c -vuilatitlaec 4YlPPI-; -i Could youth or virtue claim a short delay, Or beauty charm the spectre from his prey ; Thou still IwisJ lived to bless my aching sight. Thy comrade's honour and thy friend's delight. If yet thy gentle spirit hover nigh The spot n hcrenow thy mouldering ashes lie. Here wilt lliou read, .recorded on my heart, A grief too deep to trust the sculptor's art No marble marks thy couch of lowly sleep, Hut living statues there arc seen to weep : Affliction's semblance bends not o'er thy tomb, Affliction's self deplores thy youthful doom. What though thy sire lament his falling line, A father's sorrow cannot equal mine ! Though none, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
TTWELaunceston Courier v/lllhe published even' X Monday morning and despatched by that pays post to all parts of the country. It will contain a summary of all the important notices in the Gazette of the preceding Saturday. The terms | of subscription are 6s. 6d. per quarter, payable in advance, single numbers Od. ? NO T I C E.— All Communications intended for insertion in this Journal must be ad- , dressed ' To the Editor of the Launccston Courier ( Charles-street.' Our Contemporaries are also i & requested to address their Journals in the same \, manner. Notice to Advertisers. ] \ LL advertisements sent to this Journal except- j J\ ing from Subscribers must be paid on delivery otherwise they will not be inserted, as no accounts i 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 j Launceston .Advertiser, an arrangement w...
SYDNEY MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
. SYJnVEY MARKET. March 18.— Wheat—the bad state of the roads has prevented the settlers from bringing much to market IhisjFee!;. and the stock therefore of good colonial at .the railiishut small; prices from (is. lo?6. .Flour.: This marketfiContinues active; several purchases have been made for exportation, and the prices ur^-the same as our last quotation. Hay is more plentiful in the market this week, and there ha little reduction in prices ; -iHeweragffisTrom s£8 to £9 per ion. '. Butcher's meat the same as at our last quotation. ? Vegetables are of flqpd quality, but the .quantity very limited. Provisions ahd poultry are the same as our last quotations; both are plentiful. 'The prices of fuel remain stationary. : ' Sydney Compant/'t Mills'—Fine Flour21s. perlOOlbs. *ash 20s.i seconds, 18s. cash 17e. ; ration, Ifis., cash ,1.5s.- - ?? ?:?: ??'-.. -y ,: ,.:?;? ' ??? ??.' ?:?. . Barker's Mill:— Fine flour, 21 s per 100 lbs., cash 90s. ; seconds, Ids., cash 17s. ; ration 16s., cash...
Launceston Shipping List ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
aauncrfiton £(iiumiie fttst. ARRIVALS. Maic.li 2S ? Schooner Will Watch. 63 tons. Harding, -iaster,frotn Portland Bay; G. Fisher, agent 20 bales »ool lot) sheep. Henly & Co. Passengers,— Mr. M'Dowell, Mr. Tulloch, Mr. Arbuckle, Mary M'Dur MarchZS ? Schooner Essiiigton, 123 tons, Dutton. master, from Portland Bay ; J. Griffiths, agent. 10 Jules wool. 25 head cattle, 'j Griffiths. Passengers,— William Taylor wife and 3 children, .lames Patten. JJ. Black, Thomas Byron, Thomas Frazer, Mr. William M'Dowell. MarcJt 30.— Barque Arab, 296 tons, Westmoreland, master, from London ; Henty& Co., agents General carpo. March 30, —Schooner Sir John Fravhlw, 52 tons, from Port I'hillip ; Fisher, agent. April 1 ? Schooner Minerva 110 tons, Fawlhrop, master, from Portland Bay ; Homy & Co., agents. April \.~ Schooner Sir John Franklin, 52 tons. Jen kins, master, from Port Phillip; J. H. Campbell, agent. 16 casks tallow, 50 sheep. 1 waggon, 3 cases pickles G. & F. Fisher...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 4 April 1842
DIED—On Wednesday evening, March 30th, at his &nbsp; residence in Campbell-street, Hobart Town, in the full triumph of faith evidencing the truths of that gospel of which he had been a devoted preacher for thirty-four years, the Rev. John Waterhouse, Gene- ral Superintendent of the Wesleyan Missions in Aus- tralasia and Polynesia, in his 53rd year. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, at 3 p. m., when any friends wishing to follow his remains to the grave, &nbsp; are respectfully invited to attend.
LAUNCESTON PRICE CURRENT. CORRECTED TO APRIL 9, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 April 1842
XJGB&CTBlii 10 APBIT,9, .1842. , ' .. . . Miolaale. . Betatt. Alb £ J. d. £s. d. Elliott's...... .per Mid. 5 0 0 6 10 0 Ind and Smith.. ' 5 0 0. 6 10 0 BoiTTiLED — : Dunbar's ? per doz. 0 110 0 12 6 Taylor's and others ' 0 10 0 OH 6 Beer— :- Porter, Taylor's.perhhd. scarce 6 10 0 Elliott's. ....... ' 4 0 0 4 15 0 Trueman's ? ' 450 560 Hoare's ? ' 4 0 0 4 15 0 Bottled — Dunbar's ? per doz, 0 11 0 0 12 6 Taylor's and others ' 0 10 0 0 116 Spirits — Brandy... ;.... per gall. 0 6 0 0 6 6 Rum,,proofB.P. F' 0 4 0 0 4 6 Hollands, in wood pale.. 4-gall. cases 4 0 0 4 10 0 Fruits — Currants, Zante, per lb. 0 0 7 0 0ft Raisins, Muscatel ' 0 0 8 0 0 1* Smyrna . . ' Cape ? ' 0 0 6 0 0 7 Wines. . Sherry, wood... per pipe 46 0 0 0 0 0 Bottled, .perdoz. 1 13 0 0 0 0 Port, wood ? per pipe Bpttled...per dog. 115 0 0 0 0 Tea — ? ? ' '''?? . , Hvson Skin... per chest 10 0 0 11 0 0 Hyson ? ' 12 0 0 15 0 0 Bohea.. ? ' Congou ? ' 10 0 0 12 0 0 Souchong ? ' 12 0 0 14 0 0 Pekoe.. ? ' Gunpowder ? pe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 April 1842
ELIGIBLE INVESTMENT. FOR SALE BY PRIVATE CONTRACT. X.OT~1. THE ESTATE OF RAVENSWOOD, con taining 1230 acres, of which 160 acres are un der cultivation in convenient enclosures, and upwards of 200 acres more, capable of cultivation at a small expense. The remainder consists of the finest sheep land, with a comfortable stone dwelling house, and other cottages on the same. X.OTZ. THE ESTATE OF CRAIGBANK, contain ing 1063 acres — 50 acres inclosed and under cul tivation; and above 150 acres more capable of being cultivated at a small expense, a good dwel ing house, recently erected on the same :-^also, a large garden well stocked with the best kind of fruit-trees, &c., &c. The above two Estates, are within two| miles of Launceston. lot 1, possess ing the great advantage of water communication by the North Esk river, and both well watered by a never failing rivulet, and the Distillery Creek ; besides several never failing springs ; and part of Lot 2, capable of irrigation...
THE MARKETS. CATARACT MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 April 1842
THE DIAXIKETS. Cataract Mill. s. a. Fine Flour ------ 20 0 per IO0 lbs. 20 per cent. ...... 17 0 ditto. 12 per cent. ...... 16 0 ditto. Bran ? 1 5 per 20 lbs. Pollard ? 16 ditto. Wheat, from 6s. Od. to - - - 8 0 per 60 lbs. Surn.v Mills. s. d s. d. Wheat --. - - - . 60 to 66 Oats --------- 40 43 Barley ? 50 56 Fine Flour ------- 20 0 Seconds ? 18 0 Thirds - - ? 16 0 Union Steam Mills. Wheat ? 5 0*@*6 6 | Oats ? 40@ 5 6 Barley ? 6 0,, 7 6 Maize ? 0 0,, 0 0 Pollard..™ ? 1 3 „ 0 0 | Bran ? 1 4 „ 0 0
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 April 1842
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER ' As through the means of your liberal jour nal the Temnerancefcontrovcrsy has been fairly b-oujjht before the Public, and the sentiments of various parties *ave teen elicited,' will you favour me witli a small space for the following remarks in your next number. Observing some strictures in the Examiner news paper of last Saturday, on. my Neighbour's letter, which appeared a few weeks since in the Chronicle and Cornier papers, I was induced to look over ' Neigh c..-'.,** ^AAwaee orrain. and finon mv re-nerusa] and can UVUl a auu. win* *~b — * ? ? — — ? ? ? ? sideration of all circumstances, I cannot but conclude ithat the statements in the address are perfectly true. f The only attempt at an answer to the address, has been a puerile letter in the Cftronicfc, full of abuse and bias, phemy, which even the drunkards are ashamed of. This was really no answer at all. . The remarks in the Examiner, only consist of a vague denial of the pre mises fr...
Ship Mails [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 April 1842
gilt}) ffitails To PORT PHILLIP, via GEORGE TOWN, on Wednesday, the 13th instant. To LONDON, by NormuliuU, on Wednesday, the 13th April. To LONDON, by Agoitina, on or about the 30th of April. To LONDON, by Emu. on or about the 20th April. To LONDON, via Hcibart Town, by Eudora, on Monday, Ilih instant. To SYDNKY, by William, on Monday, Dili inst. To PORTLAND BAY, by Minerva, on Wednesday, 13th April. St. John E. Browne, Postmaster.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 April 1842
TO THE EDITOR'OF THE tAUNCESTON ?-? COURIER. ' Feeling anxious for the cause of lemper. ancc in this town, and peroelwng in the Launeetton Xaminer, that that the members of i the! eetow So ciety, bad issued a bulletin, announcing the general heattlt n/-l,ir ioctrii;. liMiftJfiiWtaaniluire wfitthas become 2f &dj3rfe»|ter^||«?efjt i ^jmUyjafiaid Mr. 'Editor.' that if 4t Jiesfltttmaot mjieli jonger, the enemies oftbe cause' of IJeftgefincfe. will Inert rail that all hvmbag, and that the Bftfegood which has been effected by it will be ehfireWihi***' way. Howerer, sir, if you could induce sotne-of their turfing men, to call a public meeting, it would peiftsps enable the Society, to Xist a little longer. - - : Your.8 Tery tru,y- Sample. Launceston, ttb April, 1842.
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER MONDAY, APRIL 11. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 April 1842
THE UUHCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, APRIL II. We could derive no pleasure, profit, or gra lificution, by needlessly lowering the dignity of our Courts of Law, or by bringing justice into contempt; but we cannot help observing that the Sessions which have just terminated tended even more cogently than usual to a consummation of both these evils. The num ber of paltry quibbles, doubts and indecisons upon points of not even nominal importance, exceeded those of any previous session, and we could enumerate about six instances, in which prisoners, of whose moral guilt no doubt could exist, were acquitted through some ab surd technicality, or unpardonable carelessness. In one indictment, an undefended criminal was acquitted through informality, and was again arrainged upon a similar charge ; a con viction followed, but judgment was postponed upon some trifling plea of law ; in the third indictment, we have presented to us the mon strous anomaly of a counsel recommending a prisoner to plead gui...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 April 1842
TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, By BXr. S. Francis, At his Rooms, on THURSDAY, the 14tli April, tit one o'clock precisely, SIX spendid Ormulo Clocks with glass shades Six handsome Chimney Glasses One small case Gold and Silver Watches One ditto Rings One bale Jackets, Trowsers and Waistcoats One ditto fine Shirtings Two crates Crockery Six bags Walnuts Ten kegs Irish Butter Two hundred Loaves Sugar Five chests Tea Ten boxes Soap Terms : — Under £25, cash ; above that sum, an approved endorsed bill at three months. A CJLSS. MRS. NAIRNE being about to remove from her present abode to the township of Launceston, begs to intimate to her friends and the public, that she intends to employ her leisure hours, in teaching the Piano-forte to a limited number of' private pupils, at her own residence, or the houses of their parents. Reference and cards of terms may be obtained an application to J. C. Underwood, Esq. N. Ji. — To be let, that neat Cottage, known by the name of Romey Cottage, situat...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 11 April 1842
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. Sir, The Launceston Examiner of Saturday last, having paid us the compliment of being very moderate in our pretensions to authority, we therefore hope you will favor us by inserting in your. impartial columns, the enclosed testimonials of some of the most eminent medical men now giving, as to the injurious tendency of using alcoholic drinks as a beverage. . Yours, Respectfully, Teetotallebs. ' Testimonies in favor of Total Abstinence, ly medical Men. ' The following document has already toeen signed by the highly distinguished individuals, whose names are attached to it, and it is still in the course of signa ture. ' An opinion, banded down from rude, and .ignorant times, and imbibed by Englishmen from their youth, has become very general, that the habitual use of some portion of alcoholic drink, as of wine, beer, or spirit, is beneficial to health, and even necessary for those sub jected to habitual labour. ? : ' Anatomy, physiology, and the...