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HUNTER RIVER SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 9 December 1843
HUNTER RIVER SOCIETY. On Thursday last a meeting of the friends of the Hunter River Society was held at the Northumberland Hotel, West Maitland. Mr. Andrew Lang was called to the chair. The Chairman opened the business of the meeting by reading the advertisement under which it had been convened, and stated that various opinions had been expressed as to the society. Some persons had thought that it would be best to adjourn the public meeting for some time longer, while others thought that the society had died altogether ; but he hoped some other resolution would, be come to, and that at all events the society would not be suffered to die a natural death. Though the times were at present by no means prosperous, they must hope that they would ere long be better, and that the society would go forward ; and he hoped that some resolution to that effect would be proposed to the meeting. The Rev. Mr. Stack then proposed the fol- lowing resolution : " That the present-meeting is, strongly pe...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 9 December 1843
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [from our correspondents.] NEWCASTLE. District Council.-The Warden and Coun- cillors of the District Council commenced in right earnest on Tuesday last, at noon, when preliminary measures were mooted. At about five o'clock in the afternoon they adjourned, and met again at half-past seven, when they con- tinued sitting until after eleven o'clock, p.m. &nbsp; They again met on the following day (Wednes day), at noon, at the court-house, where for the present the business of the Council will be carried on, until proper offices can be selected for their meetings. The Bandit.-The brig Bandit, 180 tons, Captain Cadden, put in here to refit on Saturday last. The Bandit sailed from China for New Zealand and the Isle of Pines, at which latter place she arrived early in November. The crew and the natives appear to have been on good &nbsp; terms for some days, but on the 5th or 6th, some of the crew being below, the islanders on deck endeavoured to s...
ORIGINAL POETRY. THE ONE THING NEEDFUL. (Inscribed to Mr. C. E. Walthall, Tobacco Manufacturer, Maitland.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 9 December 1843
ORIGINAL POETRY. THE ONE THING NEEDFUL. (Inscribed to Mr. C. E. Walthall, Tobacco Manufacturer, Maitland.) Good living is prime without doubt, And gold more desirable still; 'Tis sport for a prince to kick out A dun after paying his bill : That peace is divine, all allow, Friendship, too, is an excellent thing ; Yet as pleasant sometimes is a row, And a fight, in or out of the ring : 'Tis rousing to sail on the sea For a day, or it may be, a week -- That is, with no rocks on the lee, And no danger at all from a leak : 'Tis delightful to witness the day Arise, as the mountains we pass -- When towards breakfast we're posting away, And there is not much dew on the grass : 'Tis stirring to witness a storm With its thunder-glooms over us float, Provided we're cozy and warm, That is - clad in a double-great coat : 'Tis joyous to sport for a day, &nbsp; If 'tis neither too cold nor too hot, And the kangaroos meet you half way, And the birds have a taste to be shot: "Tis highly refr...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
XraPOUNXtXNGS. At Black Creek, on the 7th December-One bay filly, white feet, white mark down face, long tail, branded J S near shoulder; brown mare, black legs, long tail, MS, 8 over, 8 under, near shoulder ; brown filly, black legs, near hind foot white, star in forehead, IT under saddle near side, I near thigh, R or JR conjoined near shoulder; roan mare, short switch tail, dark legs, black feet, MS near shoulder ; damages 2s. 6d. each. If not duly released, will be sold. E. Franks, Poundkeeper. (From the Government Gazette.) At Anvil Creek, 2nd December-One straw- berry bull stag, branded qHD conjoined. If not released before 1st January, it will be sold. [9s. At Jerry's Plains, on the 30th November, from the enclosed land of R. Pringle, Esq. One brown bodied bullock, white on forehead, back, belly, and hind legs, bow horns, off ear marked, branded C within a triangle on off ribs, apparently 9, WC under, on near ribs, 6 on near shoulder, an indescribable brand on near hip ; one b...
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
SYDNEY NEWS. The Steam Dredge.-When the house was in committee on the Estimates, on Friday, the Colonial Secretary remarked that the steam dredge is at present at work in the Parramatta River ; that it will be required for a short time every year in the cove, to remove the accu- mulations of sand washed into it from Sydney streets ; that it has been applied for to remove a portion of the bar at Geelong; and that it is wanted at the Hunter River. Mr. Windeyer said he had no objection to the dredge being sent to Geelong, but he thought the elder sister, the Hunter, ought to be served first, and it is very urgently required there ; the steamers wash the banks into the stream, and the depth of the river is gradually decreasing, besides which, there is a reason why the channel should be at once deepened in proper places; the one-half of the mouth of the river will very shortly be stopped up, and unless the river is deepened above Newcastle, a heavy flood may flow over ground that has hit...
PRIVATE ASSIGNMENTS. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
PRIVATE ASSIGNMENTS. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen-In the report of the select committee on the Insolvent Act I find that the committee have recommended a recurrence to private assignments as a means of saving many persons from public exposure in the Insolvent Court, which in my opinion is not a sufficient reason to counteract the evils consequent upon private assignment. The secrecy with which such assignments might be conducted would render all the persons making them the means of bringing about a second series of the want of confidence, inasmuch as they, by this secrecy, would be enabled to contract new debts, and by multiplying such a system, the whole colony might be insolvent, as it has been under the late bill system, without the public knowing it, and hence new panics must ensue; unless those parties who make private assignments be prevented from contracting new debts, which is not provided for in the recommendation of the committee. Should these remarks ...
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [from our correspondents.] NEWCASTLE. The Helen.-On Wednesday afternoon the large brig Helen arrived in this port for the purpose of shipping cattle for the Hobart Town market. We understand that this is to be the first of a succession of trips of a similar kind to the same market, should this, as it is anticipated, turn out successful. District Council, &c.-The District Council has adjourned until the second week in January, and until that period there is every probability of business remaining as at present. I believe the first measure of importance to be brought on will be to petition the legislature to declare Newcastle a free warehousing port. Should this desideratum be obtained, there can be little doubt but that this town will rapidly increase in population and in importance. JERRY'S PLAINS. The harvest is generally gathered in, and the crop on the whole is a very fair one. But the farmer can obtain no price for his grain, and is actually i...
MORPETH SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
MORPETH SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. December 13.-Star, cutter, Pulman, master, from Sydney December 11th. Manifest:-115 bags sugar, 5 chests tea, Messrs. D. and J. Dickson. 13.- Charles Webb, cutter, Coond, master, from Sydney December 11th, in ballast. departures. December 9.- William, cutter, Bloxsome, master, 600 bags maize, 200 bags barley. 9.-Trial, cutter, Brown, master, 200 bags maize. 9.-Ocean Queen, schooner, M'Intyre, master, 300 bags maize.
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks, storekeeper Cassilis, Mr. James Piper Dungog, Mr. Thomas Abbott Hinton, Mr. Robert Houshold. postmaster Jerry's Plains, Mr. J. J. Harpur, postmaster Merton, Mr. William Everness Murrurundi, Mr. A. Wightman, White Hart Inn Muswellbrook, Mr. Edw. Bennett, poundkeeper Newcastle, Mr. G. Felton Paterson, Mr. Wilkinson, auctioneer ~ RaymondTerrace, Mr. Ho??ding, postmaster Scone, Mr. Thomas Dangar Singleton, Mr. A. Brown, postmaster Sydney, Mr.H. Ferris, commission agent, York street Wollombi, Mr. Michael Byrne Printed and published by the proprietors, Thomas William Tucker and Richard Jones, at the Maitland Mercury Office, High-street, ; West Maitland, county of Northumberland, New South Wales.
ORIGINAL POETRY. TO AN INFANT, SLEEPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
ORIGINAL POETRY. TO AN INFANT, SLEEPING. Rest, little one, rest, in thy holy sleep, Dreaming of fairy things ; Beautiful, placid, calm, and deep, In Heaven's imaginings. Sleep, little one, sleep, for all around Thy tiny couch are still for thee ; And hushed is each voice and slightest sound, To preserve thy pure dream's ecstacy. Like a cherub from high, reposing on earth, Thou liest so guileless and fair ; Whilst on thy young lips the smile of thy mirth Makes me pray thy raptures to share. Oh ! live in thy beauty, beloved and adored, And ripen in virtue and bliss ; May cares ne'er oppress thee, nor dangers accord, And thy last sleep be quiet like this. Delta. Newcastle, Nov. 23, 1843.
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
TERMS. The " Maitland Mercury is published every Saturday morning. The terms of subscription are :-In Maitland and Morpeth Is. 6d. per quarter, if paid in advance 6s. 6d. ; in Sydney and the country 8s. per quarter, if paid in advance Is. The quarters end on the 31st March, 30fh June, 30th September, and 31st - December respectively, at which periods only subscribers can resign, by giving due notice. Parties residing in the country who do not order the paper through an agent will be required to pay in advance, or to give a reference to some party in Maitland. The charges for advertisements are :-For the first inch of space (eight lines) and under, 3s., and Is. per inch after, each insertion. Parties sending advertisements must state on them the number of times they are to be in- serted, or they will be continued until counter manded, and charged accordingly. No verbal direction for the withdrawal or alteration of advertisements can be attended to. Adver- &nbsp; tisements wil...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
IMPOUNDINGS. At Anvil Creek, December 14th, by Mr. Harper-One bay horse, dark points, switch tail, branded HS, 28 under, off shoulder, trident near shoulder (Macintyre brand), damages 2s. 6d. If not duly released, will be sold. E. Franks, Poundkeeper. At West Maitland, December 12th-A dark red cow, bottom of hind legs and tail white, star on forehead, branded on ribs near side JW, on same rump JJ, J under, on the off rump JO, J under, with a red heifer calf by her side, branded on the ribs near side JW, on off rump JC; damages Is. ; a bay horse, black points, short square tail, branded on near shoulder WL, damages 2s. 6d. ; I am informed the horse is the property of Mr. W. Lancaster, Gammon Plains ; a dark bay filly, near hind fetlock white, the other three legs black, long black tail, white stripe down the face, coming to a point on near side nostril, branded on the near shoulder OH or CH or GH ; damages 2s. 6d ; a bay mare, black points, long tail, a small star on forehead, no vis...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
MAITJbAND PSXCB CUSSBNT* £ s. d Ale and Porter, per hogshead .... 5 0 0 Taylor's, ditto . 6 0 0 Dunbar's, per dozen. 0 9 6 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 0 0 Annatto, per lb.4s to 0 8 0 Arrowroot, per lb. 0 1 0 Seer, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 2 0 0 Bottled Fruits, per bottle. 0 2 0 Per dozen . 1 1 0 Bread, per loaf of 4 lbs.6d to 0 0 7 Bricks, per 1000.17s to 1 0 0 Butcher's Meat : Beef, per lb. 0 0 1 Mutton, ditto. 0 0 1 Pork, ditto. 0 0 3 Veal, ditto. 0 0 3 Butter, fresh, per lb .9d to 0 1 0 Calf Skins, each.2s to 0 2 0 Candles, mould, per lb. 0 0 6 Dip, per lb. 0 0 4} Cheese, per lb .5d to 0 0 6 Coal, per ton. 0 13 0 Coffee, per lb.9d to 0 1 0 Currants, Zante, per lb . 0 0 8 Currie Powder, per bottle ..2s6d& 0 4 6 Eggs per dozen. 9d to 0 1 0 Firewood, per load . 0 3 0 Flour: (Portus's Mills, for cash on delivery) First quality, per 100 lbs. 0 12 0 Second, ditto. 0 10 0 Ration, ditto. 0 9 0 Bran, ditto. 0 5 0 Fruit: Oranges,per dozen... .1s to 0 2 0 Lemons, per doz...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
ENGXiXSH NEWS. By the Andromeda, which arrived on Thursday last, from London, which she left on the 10th August, we have English intelligence up to the beginning of that month. The most important intelligence is that con- tracts had been entered into by the emigration commissioners for conveying to this colony 5000 immigrants, or more. The contractors were Mr. Anderson, of Glasgow, and Mr. Smith, of Liverpool ; and the contract was taken at £16 per head ; half the immigrants were to leave England in the course of the present year, and the other half before June, 1844. The bounty is to be paid in the colony ; and the colonial government will have in- structions to provide the necessary funds for the purpose. It was rumoured that Sir Robert Peel was about to retire from the premiership, and that he had determined to recommend Mr. Gladstone as his successor. Mr. Gladstone is a man of great talents and information, and of liberal views in commercial policy. The Irish Arms Bill had passe...
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen-Having observed in your paper of last Saturday a letter bearing the signature of " Householder," wherein the writer recommends that the appointment of lockup keeper be per- formed by the chief constable, in order by such arrangement to effect some saving in a pecuniary point of view, I take leave to request that I may, through the same channel which suggested the above plan, remind your correspondent that the present lockup keeper has held that appointment (as also that of special constable) for a period of upwards of five years ; that during that time he has on many occasions been mainly instrumental in arresting and bringing to justice many noto- riously depraved characters; that numerous instances have occurred in which he has risked his life when apprehending delinquents charged with serious crimes ; and I am truly of opinion that if the suggestion of Householder should be acted on, no possible benefit or advantage would accrue t...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6. A message was received from his Excellency relative to prisoners detained on Cockatoo Island, and asking for the present law for their detention there to be renewed for a limited period. The message was ordered to be taken into consideration on Friday, the 8th instant. The Speaker announced that his Excellency had been pleased to assent on behalf of her Majesty to the Distillation Laws Amendment Bill and the Lighthouses Maintenance Bill. Mr. Cowper presented the report of the select committee on the Campbelltown District Council Bill, which was ordered to be printed and taken into consideration when the bill came on for a second reading. The second reading of the Insolvent Act Amendment Law was postponed until Tuesday, the 12th instant. The Hawkers and Pedlars Bill was read a second time pro forma, and Wednesday, the 13th instant, was fixed upon for going into committee upon it. Mr. Windeyer then moved the third reading of the Monetary Confi...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
NOTICE. THE Agents of this Journal are particularly requested to forward statements of their Accounts in time to reach us not later than Tuesday, the 26th instant, in order thai we may be enabled to make out the quarterly accounts correctly for their respective districts. Those Subscribers who are Six Months in arrears are reminded that unless their accounts are settled prior to the 24th January, 1844, their names will be struck off the subscription list. TUCKER & JONES. Maitland Mercury Office, ) December 16, 1843. J Notice.-One Pound Re-ward. STOLEN or STRAYED, from Musswell- brook, on or about the 28th of October &nbsp; last, a Bay MARE, rising 5 years old, switch tail, black points, branded on the off shoulder T, and on near shoulder R. Any person delivering O the same to Mr. Caldwell, Chief Constable, Muswellbrook, will receive the above reward ; and, if stolen, Five Pounds will be given on conviction of the offender. SAMUEL CALDWELL, Chief Constable. Muswellbro...