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THE CULTURE OF THE VINE. (Continued from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
THE CULTURE OF THE VINE. (Continued from our last.) But supposing the ground ready for the recep- tion of the vine-whether by trenching or other- wise-a matter of paramount importance is to ascertain what variety of the grape is best suited to the climate and local circumstances of the vineyard. Thanks to the enterprise of a few colonists-more especially to the industry and perseverance of Mr. James Busby-the colony is in possession of almost every variety of the grape vine which has been cultivated with success in Europe. It has, however, been already found that many of these varieties are not suited to the climate of this colony. Our wine growers have thus yet to learn what varieties of the grape are best fitted for weathering the peculiarities of our climate, soil, and local circumstances. This is a matter of primary importance, with regard to which little accurate knowledge is at present within the reach of those who are about to plant out vineyards with a view to the growth of ...
SYDNEY NEWS. WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE IN THE SYDNEY MARKET, DURING THE PRESENT WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
SYHNEY NEWS. Wholesale Prices of Colonial Farm and Dairy Produce in the Sydney Market, during the present week. Wheat and Flour.-There has been several large lots of V. D. L. wheat sold lately at 3s to 3s 6d. Colonial wheat is fetching about the same price, according to quality. Flour is very low as well as wheat ; the very best may be purchased at £l0 per ton. -.Maize continues very scarce, and is con- sequently rising in price it may be quoted at &nbsp; Is 8d to Is 10d per bushel. Oats are but little in demand, and very low in price. Barley, English and Cape, in both of which the market is well stocked, but no purchasers. Hay still continues very low in price, the best quality not realising more than £2 10s per ton. Pígs are much enquired for, and fetching about 3d per lb. by the carcase. Cheese continues very dull of sale, the best samples not realising more than 4d per lb., and very few purchasers. &nbsp; Butter.-The best quality is bringing 8d to 9d by the singl...
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1843. ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1843. ENGLISH NEWS. By tlie arrival of a vessel (reported to be the Alfred) at Sydney on Thursday, we yesterday received English papers to the 20th August, from which we give the following summary : The Parliament was to be prorogued by her Majesty in person on the 24th August. The Leeds Mercury of Aug. 19th states that the public sales of colonial and other wools were progressing to the satisfaction of the brokers and the buyers, by the willingness exhibited to give full prices, and in many instances an advance upon those realised at the last auctions. On the 14th August Messrs. Simes sold 1589 bales of Australian ; the sheep's at 1s. 2 1/2d. to 1s. 9 1/2d. ; the hand washed at 1s. 11d. to 2s. 3d.; the greasy at 6 1/4d. to 8 1/2d. ; and the lambs' at Is. 3d. to Is. 7d. The tallow trade remained without alteration in prices. The factory operatives at Ashton-under-Lyne had struck,work. Great disaffection seemed to be springing up in the ma...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
ADVERTISEMENTS. THE charges for Advertising in the Maitland Mercury will in future be the same as in the Sydney journals, viz. : For one inch of space (eight lines) 3s., and for each additional inch Is., each insertion. October 2, 1843. MAITLAND MERCURY GENERAL PRINTING OFFICE. EVERY DESCRIPTION OF JOB PRINTING, Including Posting and Hand Bills, Pamphlets, Catalogues, Circulars, Cards, Billheads, Cheques, Labels, plain and coloured, Bakers' Weekly Bills, Law and other Forms, &c, &c, executed with despatch, in a neat and accurate manner, and at reasonable prices. Notice to Shippers of Wool at Hunter River. BARQUE "FANNY." _ Mr. E. SPARKE, Jun., will receive any WOOL intended for this vessel, at his Stores, at HEXHAM, and forward the same to the Steamers free of expense, the shippers only paying freight to Sydney. The ship has the greater part of her cargo on board, and will sail the first week in December. Settlers may derive a great advantage by sending their Wool to...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, December 7. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 16 December 1843
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OP CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Thursday, December 7. In the estate of James Cox, innkeeper, East Maitland, a first meeting: R. Campbell and Co., £60 ; the estate of Peek and Campbell, £42 3s Id ; the Bank of Australia, £451 5s 5d ; A. B. Smith and Co., £58 8s 7d; James Melville, £7 5s 6d. Monday, December 11. In the estate of Potts, Baxter, and Co., storekeepers, West Maitland, a third meeting : The estate of William Tucker and Co., £108 9s Id ; W. Bowen and Son, £4 3s 4d ; L. Bar- nett, £165 0s 3d; the Bank of Australasia, £780 14s 3d ; the estate of A. Foss, £9 18s 9d ; Rowand, Macnab, and Co., £96 6s ; P. Hender- son, £2 11s 6d; W. A. Ogg, £3 0s 6d ; H. Rickards, £50 ; M. D. Hunter and Co., £77 8s ; T.,W. Bowden, £330 6s 3d; R. O'Rielly, £42 6s 9d; D. Jones and Co., £135 9s 8d. The meeting was then adjourned until Wednesday, the 20th instant, at noon. (Before E. D. Day, Esq., Commissioner.) Wednesday, December 13. In the estate o...
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
MAITLAND PRICE CURRENT. £ s. d. Ale and Porter, per hogshead 5 0 O &nbsp; Taylor's, ditto 5 0 0 &nbsp; Dunbar's, per dozen 0 9 6 Ale, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 4 0 0 Annatto, per lb. 0 6 0 Arrowroot, per lb. 0 1 0 Beer, Hunter Brewery, per hogshead 2 0 0 Bottled Fruits, per bottle. 0 2 0 Per dozen 1 1 0 &nbsp; Bread, per loaf of 4 lbs. 6d to 0 0 7 Bricks, per 1000 15s to 0 l8 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 3 Calf Skins, each 2s to 0 2 6 Candles, mould, per lb 4d to 0 0 6 Dip, per lb. 4d to 0 0 6 Cheese, per lb. 5d to 0 0 6 Coal, per ton 0 13 0 Coffee, per lb 9d to 0 10 Currants, Zante, per lb 6d to 0 0 8 Currie Powder, per bottle 2s 6d & 0 4 6 Eggs, per dozen. 6d to 0 0 9 Firewood, per load 0 3 0 &nbsp; 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 Frui...
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1844. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
THE MAITLAND MERCURY. SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1844. In commencing the second volume of the Maitland Mercury, we beg to greet each and all of our readers with the compli- ments of the season, and to express our earnest wish that they may find the coming year less chequered with embarrassment and distress than the past has been. We are anxious to believe that the colonists have passed through the most severe part of their trial, but we -cannot conceal from ourselves that there still remain many of the fruits of the specu- lative mania to be swept away before the colony can be restored to a sound and healthy state ; and we believe that the sooner things find their level the sooner will the colony begin to work ahead in the right direction. This, process once over, there are many causes combining to acce- lerate our return to prosperity—to a pros perity established upon a broader and more permanent foundation than the short- lived and exhausting excitement which has just been dissipated. T...
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Friday, December 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. PROOF OF CLAIMS. (Before the Chief Commissioner, Sydney.) Friday, December 29. In the estate of Richard Alexander Wiseman, settler, Wollombi, a first meeeing:—Thomas Larkins (London), £3500; Henry Wright (London), £2346 15s 10d ; M. J. S. Hunter (Edinburgh), £1685 1s 11d; S. Robertson, (Edinburgh), £561 13s 11d; J. Orr (London), £1685 1s 11d ; R. H. Cox (London), £C71 C18d ; the Rev. C. Gntzlaff (.China). £441 Ï 2d; Captain C. Lenoir (Sydney), £ l63.". Is . &lt;&lt; *, P. W. Flow er, £2 7JP J 3" 3d ; W. Galvin, £ i , , Id. In the estate of Charles Miller Clarke, &nbsp; publican, West Mailkmd, a single meeting:— &nbsp; Isabella Scott, £8; B. Smaile, £45 10s ; F. Pendray, £6. The meeting allowed the insolvent to retain his furniture and wearing apparel, after which the meeting was adjourned until January 11th. In the estate of David Sloan, surgeon, West Maitland, a single meeting:—The British and Foreign Loan Company, £356 18s 7d...
MORPETH SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
MORPETH SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. January 5. - Eclipse, schooner, Brooks, master, from Sydney January 2nd. Manifest :— 2 dozen chairs, 4 tables, 1 sofa, 3 bedsteads, 5 large trunks, and sundry other articles of house- hold furniture, J. White ; 1 thrashiug machine, J. Taylor, Paterson; —barrels bottled beer, 2 cases wine, A. Way, ditto ; 12 small packages, Charles Boydell, ditto. DEPARTURE. January 5.—Eclipse, schooner, Brooks, master, for Sydney, with 4 bales tobacco stems, H. Ferris, Sydney ; to load out at the Paterson.
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
IMPOUNDINGS. At the West Maitland pound, January 3, from Dunmore, a brindle cow, branded on the ribs near side WW or WN, on the ribs off side W, has a young bull calf, strawberry colour, by her side, not branded, damages Is. ; a brindle poley heifer, face and belly white, if branded not visible, damages 6d.; a steer, about 6 months old, white, yellow spots about the head, neck, . and ramp, not branded, damages 6d. ; a red heifer, back and belly white, rising two years old, no visible brand, damages 6d. ; a strawberry heifer calf, about 6 months old, branded on the near rump J, damages 6d. If not duly released, will be sold. John Ledsam, Poundkeeper.
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. THIS DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. Mr. J. Ledsam, at the Rose Inn, at twelve, household furniture. MONDAY. Mr. J. Ledsam. on the ground at twelve, a piece of land in High-street, West Maitland, with dwelling house ; after which, on the ground, a piece of land and dwelling house in West Mait- land, occupied by Mr. Hanson. TUESDAY. Mr. J. Ledsam, at the Morpeth Hotel, at twelve, wheat, hay, maize, allotment of land, and gold watch.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. LICENSING MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE LICENSING MEETING. On Tuesday last a court of petty sessions was held at the Court-house, East Maitland, for the purpose of granting and transferring publicans' licenses. Four applications only were made, and the two following were granted: James Ferguson, Lochinvar Inn, Lochinvar ; and Wil- liam Winter, Settler's Arms, High-street, West Maitland. The following were refused : James Holdstock, High-street, West Maitland; and Edward Richardson, for the transfer of the license of the Buck's Head, High-street, West Maitland, from Charles Miller Clarke, the present occupant. NEW YEAR'S DAY SPORTS. It having been announced that a few "old English sports" would be provided for the lovers of fun and frolic on the ground opposite to the stores of Messrs. Owen & Co., near the Albion Inn, on New Year's Day, a large number of persons, notwithstanding the intense heat of the weather, assembled about noon, to enjoy the festivity. The first feat that was commenced was cl...
THE GRAZIER v. THE BUTCHER. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
THE GRAZIER v. THE BUTCHER. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen—It is with no very great surprise that I have, within the last few days, learnt that it is the intention of certain parties interested in stock to protect themselves from the consequences of the reckless manner in which the butchering trade is carried on in Maitland ; and to which, in a great measure, are to be attributed the ruinously low prices at which fat cattle, have recently been sold. They intend effecting this by establishing a boiling down concern in Maitland, and disposing of the prime joints, such as the round, &c, at such prices as shall put an end (perhaps ½d. per lb.) to the present degrading system of underselling, arising from the trade having too much fallen into the hands of parties who are regardless of consequences, and appear to be actuated by no other feeling than that of petty jealousy and opposition one towards the other. As an individual interested in stock I am glad to hea...
SYDNEY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
SYDNEY NEWS. Notwithstanding the depressed state of the times, the Christmas holidays appear to have been kept with great festivity, not only in Sydney, but in various other parts of the colony; and, what is highly gratifying to the lovers of order and morality, nearly all the accounts, both from the metropolis and other parts, state "that not a drunken man was to be &nbsp; seen." The bells of St. Mary's Cathedral were consecrated by the Archbishop on Thursday, the 28th ult., according to the rites prescribed in the Roman pontifical, and the whole of them, eight in number, were afterwards hung in the temporary tower erected for them. The largest bell weighs 32 cwt., and the smallest 7 cwt. Eleven professed ringers have come out, under the auspices of Archbishop Polding, from the county of Gloucester, and the city was to be enlivened by a "merry peal" from the bells on New Year's Day. On Saturday last all the prisoners confined in the gaol at Windsor were removed to Parramatt...
TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
TERMS. The "Maitland Mercury" is published every Saturday morning. The terms of subscription are :—In Maitland and Morpeth 7s. 6d. per quarter, if paid in advance 6s. 6d. ; in Sydney and the country 8s. per quarter, if paid in advance 7s. The quarters end on the 31st March, 30th 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 1s. 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- tisements will be received unt...
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen—I shall feel greatly obliged to you if you will be kind enough to insert in the next number of the Mercury the following facts relative to the manner in which the delivery, or rather non-delivery, of letters addressed to me, has been attended to by the letter carrier at this place. This man, although he is allowed a penny for every letter he delivers, obstinately refuses to leave those addressed to me at my residence, alleging as his reason for declining to do so that &nbsp; the distance is too far for him to go ; and he has consequently had letters addressed to me, on &nbsp; matters of the very highest importance, in his possession for a fortnight together. I have repeatedly called at the post office to enquire if there were any letters for me, and have been answered by the postmaster that the letter carrier had taken them out, and as he supposed delivered them. I have requested that my letters might be left in the p...
BRITISH EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
BRITISH EXTRACTS. GONE OVER THE FALLS.—The Buffalo Com- mercial Advertiser gives the following fearful paragraph:-"We leam that on Friday last a man went over the cataract, on the Canadian side of the Niagara. He was driving a pair of horses, and had backed into the river to get a load of sand, somewhere nearly opposite Navy Island, when the current bore off the waggon and horses beyond the control of the driver towards the rapids. A person who witnessed their perilous situation made off in a canoe to intercept them, but getting alarmed for his own safety had to change his course and return again. One of the horses extricated himself from the waggon, and swam in safety to the shore, while his mate and the driver were seen to pitch from one shoot to the other, until they both plunged into the abyss below. EXPORTATION OF BREEDING CATTLE.—Some very valuable young bulls and heifers, of the Hereford and Durham breeds, and a number of superior tups and ewes, of the Leicester breed, have b...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser — 6 January 1844
AGENTS. Black Creek, Mr. Edward Franks, storekeeper Cassilis, Mr. James Piper Dungog, Mr. Thomas Abbott Hinton, Mr. Robert Houshold, postmaster &nbsp; 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 Raymond Terrace, Mr. Houlding, 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.