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MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
MISCELLANEOUS. Mr. Gould, who has just returned from Australia, has discovered, and described before the London Zoological Society, six new species of kangaroo, inhabiting the in- terior of that country. Some of them ure of a very remark- able fur mat ion, and the entire number forms very interest- ing additions to the specimens of that most curious animal previously known to the Zoological student.-The Record, Sept. 7. The St. Louis Bulletin of the 2nd ins!, finds fault with the weather in that region. It says :-" Yesterday it was as cold as the prospects of Matty Van Buren, and the day before as warm as the feelings of Old Tip."- New York Daily Express. Colman describes love to be " an idle little dog who never could get money enough together to purchase a pair of inexpressibles for himself." Those were sud times in- deed for love ; now a-days he takes good care to get the ladies to provide bim with necessaries ; for like man, he has grown wiser as well as older. The top of Mount ...
SHERIFF'S OFFICE. 10th February, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
SHERIFF'S OFFICE \Olh February, IS41. The following account of writs of execution, now remain- ing unsettled in my office, is advertised by mc, in compliance with the provisions of " the Debtor and Creditor Act." Macmichael and another, assignees, v. Burnip, writ received Januaiy 9, levy January 19, Pontville. Sale-On Thursday, February l8, at 12 o'clock, at Pontville, a quantity of hoiisr-hold furniture, consisting of beds, chairs, &c. ; also the right, title, and inteiestof defendant in and to the house und ground known as the " Bridge Inn:" unless this execution be previously satisfied. Walton -v. Jackson, writ received January 28, levy January 29, Hobart Town. Sale-On Friday, February 19, at 12 o'clock, at the Union'Livery Stables, Murray-street, one excellent horse; also defendant's interest in -and to the Union Livery Sta- bles: unless this execution he previously satisfied. PETER FRASER, Sheriff.
WAR WITH CHINA—TEA AND TATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
WAR WITH CHINA-TEA AND TATTLE. I've just bin a thinking, Jim, That is, as how as if That 'etc Celestial nation, Jim, Should keep up this 'ere miff; I says I've bin a thinking, Jim, Vot an hawful time there'll tie, Ven the uniwarsal vimmen sea Can't inwite themselves to tea I Ven the Green and Black's all drunk, Jim, And the Hison, ' Old' and ' Young ;' Ven the Gunpowder's gone off, Jim, Imperial and Souchong ; Ven the ' kettles' sing no more, Jim, And the teapots is put by, Vith the Chaney cups and the silver spoons And the other crockery. Vat vill them ladies do. Jim, Vot likes their dish of chat 9 I'm werry much afraid, Jim, They all are dished for that I I think on it with pain, Jim, And the vimmen folks looks blue ; For they can't chat over coffee, Jim, And I don't know vot they'll do. Segars is werry good, Jim, And quids is inspiration ; And toddy werry much promotes Von's powers of conversation. I don't know how as if, Jim, They might'nt take to pipes Inwite folks to a whiff. ...
POLICE OFFICE. Hobart, 4M February, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
POLICE OFFICE. Hobart, 4M February, 1641. Notice.-The attention of the public is hereby directed to the Strd Section of the 4th Victoria, No. 35, which provides" that no person whatsoever shall be admitted to sola at the Election of Commissioners under the said Act who has not at least four days before the day of which auch election takes place registered his qualification to vote with the Police Clerk of the District ;" and notice ia hereby given that, lo accordance with such provision, the Chief Clerk of Police will be in daily attendance from tba aenrsofPto«. at the Police Office, Hobart, toregisUr Mehanallfcatioas accordingly. Josrasi SroBi, Chief Police Magistrate.
COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE. 4th February, 1841. SUPPLIES, LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE. 4M February, 1841. SUPPLIES, LAUNCESTON. Tenders, accompanied by samples, will be received at the Commissariat Office, Launceston, until Wednesday, the 17th instant, for the under-mentioned supplies, required for the Aborigines' Establishment, Flinder's Island i 85,000 lbs. fresh meat, in live sheep, which will he re- ceived according to the usual conditions of the Commis- sariat Department ; 3000 lbs. 20 per cent, flour ; 30,000 lbs. 12 ditto flour; 330 lbs. lea; 3000 lb».sugar; 300 lbs. rice ; 200 lbs. candles ; 550 lbs. soap ; 350 lbs. tobacco. To be delivered at the Commissariat Store, Launceston, in sound casks or packages included in tbe cost price. The whole of these supplies will be examined 'by a Board of Snrvey ; and if approved, the contractors will be furnished by Ihe officer in charge with a receipt for them, which must be forwarded to me, in order that the accounts may be prepared for transmission to the Colonial Treasurer, by whom payments...
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
PORT PHILLIP. Gipps' Land.-Wa alluded in our last number to a pro. ject then in embryo, for the fitting out of an expedition A» Corner Inlet, with the view of ascertaining the practicabi- lity of communication with Gipps' Land from the Ocean. We have now the pleasure of informing our readers that ii Company has been formed under the designation of the * Gipps' Land Compauy,' to set this point ut rest, and iu the event of a satisfactory solution of the problem to esta- blish a station in some eligible locality, and then endea- vour to discover a road by which cattle, &c, may be con- veyed thither from Melbourne. The Company have char, tered the Singapore, just arrived from Sydney, and take with them six months' supply of provisions, horses, &c. Messrs.Hawdon, Orr, Hankie, M'Leod, Broadribb, and Kinghorne proceed in the Singapore to Corner Inlet on Wednesday-Port Phillip Patriot, Feb. I. Corner Inlet.-The Herald of Tuesday publishes the following letter from Captain Mu...
FRANCS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
FRANCS. The télégraphie dispatches from Marseilles of Thunda«, Friday, and Saturday, announcing the fall of Beyrout, produced as great r sensation as if the news had been 'that án English fleet had burned Havre. Depression on the Bourse and excitement everywhere else, were the consequence ; and "war, war," was the cry of Carlist, Orleanist, Republican, and Bonapartist, « War against England." M. Thiers, however, had previously declared that the taking of Beyrout would not be the casus belli. We were assured several days since (says a Brus- sels journal) that the French ministry had returned an answer in very harsh terms to the note of August 81, which must have convinced Lord Palmerston that the object he wished to gain had not been attained. The French ministry were divided on the war question. A Cabinet Council was held on Saturday, which was presided over by Louis Philippe, when a most animated discussion on the policy to be pursued took place. M. Thiers and his friends were for ...
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 12th February, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 12th February, 1841. Mails for England will be closed at this Office as under: &nbsp; Per West Indian, this day, at five o'clock precisely. Per Calcutta, on Saturday, the 20th instant, at noon. Per Watt, on Friday, the 25th instant, at five o'clock, P.M. And per Hindoo, on the 2nd proximo, at the same hour. Mails for India, per Francis, will be closed this evening at five o'clock precisely. And per John Panter, to-morrow evening at the same hour. Mails for England, vid Launceston, will be closed at this office as under: &nbsp; Per Brazil Packet and Cecilia on Tuesday next, at five o'clock precisely. And per Atlantic on Friday, the 19th instaut, at the same hour. F. C. SMITH, Postmaster-General.
THE COURIER. Strenuc et Prospcer. HOBART TOWN. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 12. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
THE COURIER. Strrnuc et Çrosptrr. HOBART TOWN. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 12. A CORRESPONDENT enquires of us why we have not made some comments on the recent trial of Messrs. Jackson and Addison for libel ? Why we should have done so we know not, seeing1 that the libel and the sentence are sufficiently intelligible not to be mis* understood, except by the wilfully wicked, or those .ho mask their own interest under the «how of big words, and at the same time that they are tortur- ing themselves into attitudes of affected indignation and pretended patriotism, are but calculating, like the enraged priestess of the temple, upon the extent of the offering which their benighted votaries are likely to lay «pon the altar of Gain, on which so many vic» tim« have been already sacrificed. The oracles of law in this as in most other countries must be fed would that we could say that they were as well taught .. fed, for thoo we might hope that we should have not only les» law but better manners, nor would...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
DIED-At Elysian House, Ramsgate, Mary, wife of Captain John Wilson, 27th July, 1840, much lamented by a numerous circle of friends. At the residence of Mrs. McTavish, New Town Road, Mr. John Anderson. Notice.- The Funeral of the late Mr. John Anderson will take place on Sunday next, at 2 o'clock pm., at the residence of Mrs McTavish, New Town Road, when his friends are respectfully &nbsp; requested to attend.
POLICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
P O LIC E. Jane Wilcocks appeared under the especial, protection of Constable Prbss, who charged her with being a rogna and vagabond, in consequence of her appearing in mai» attire. The lady had been on board one of the French whalers, and by accident fell into the river, when Alda, sieur, with his usual politeness and gallantry, lent her « red shirt, trousers and cap, which assumption displeased the aboye fastidious functionary, Who took lier into cus. tody. Mr. Price also disapproved of the lady's conduct, and ordered her to the factory for 14 days. Thomas Howman, apprentice to Mr. George Hutton, charged by bis master with absenting himself without leave admonished only on promise of amendment. ' John Lawrence, an itinerant fish vender, charged b» Constable Granger with making a row in the street. It appeared the dealer in fish, being rather elevated by hit morning potations, met a rival in his line of business and grossly insulted hit», by thrusting a large baracoola ia hit face,...
THE CABINET. DUELLING. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
THE CABINET. DUELLING. ...... Reputation ?-that's man's idol. Set up against God, the maker of all laws, Who hath commanded us we should not kill, And yet we say we must, for reputation I What honest man can either fear his own, Or else will hurt another's reputation ? Fear to do base and unworthy things is valour ; If they be done to us, to suffer them Is valour too. M glades, -( The amelioration of the condition of mankind, and the in- crease of human happiness, ought to be the leading objects of every political institution, and the aim of every individual, according to the measure of his power, in the situation be oc- cupies.- Hamilton's Progress of Society. TO TRANQUILLITY. Art thou reposing near thy native brooks, Or in some haunt beloved, mid forest shades, Or whispering poet's themes in favourite Thou of the peaceful mien I who in the nooks, Which Nature calls her own, dost love to dwell ; To bear Oolisn notes which tephyrs play Upon their leafy harps ; while Freedom's lay, O...
POLICE OFFICE. Hobart, 8th Feb[?]ry, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
POLICE OFFICE. Hobart, ésa Feh my, 1M1. . TM ticesMM Issued te the uadcr-saeationeo' individuals .a Hsnefctfaaatl Carriers hate expired Crasa tM ¿atea eet aftsVtMri Hawkers. -George James, residing at Hobart, from the I 9th ult. ; Moses Josephs, Launceston, 10th do. ; Edward Chichester do., 2nd do. . I Cat rieft.-George Oils, residing at Longford, from the 28th ultimo ; Charles Thomas, Launceston, 28lh ditto. , The following individuals have been duly licensed as Hawkers and Carriers, in accordance with the provisions of the Hawkers and Carriers Act, from the dates set after their respective names : Hawkers - Margaret Johnston, residing at Hobart, from the 22nd ultimo ; Charles Gross, Launceston, 22nd ditto. Carriers - William Webb, residing at Longford, from the llth ultimo ; George Wright, Ross, 15th ditto ; Dudley M. Keone, Hamilton, 22nd ditto ; James Lam, ditto, 22nd ditto; Samuel Phillips, Perth, 22nd ditto. JOSIAH SPODE, Chief Police Magistrate.
ENGLISH EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
ENGLISH EXTRACTS. WHERE AND WHAT IS BEYROUT ?-Beyrout ia the ancient Beryta, which was originally colonised from Sidon. In 566 the town was destroyed by an earthquake. It was no sooner rebuilt than it had to sustain a lengthened siege by the Saracens, who finally obtained possession of it. It subsequently fell into the power of Baldwin, King of Jerusalem ; but in lill Saladin succeeded in driving all the Chris- tians out of it. After a frequent change of routers» Beyrout at length became the residence of the Emir Fakir Eddyn, Prince of the Druses, who perished there in defending his dominions against the powerful Amurath IV. Since that period Beyrout has con- stantly belonged, although usurped by the Egyptians», to the Ottoman empire. It was the principal trading port of the central part of Syria, and the nsrjiñt by which Damascus, the entrepot of Europp/and Asia» received all its merchandise and to wbiich it directed all its expeditions. Its population is 12,000; its com- merce wor...
LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
LOCAL. An official communication from J. Simpson, Esq., of Port Phillip, was received in town this morning, stating that Mr. Hugh Ross, the late Crown Solicitor | of Van Diemen's Land, had'made his escape in the DutnfrUt to Singapore« which vessel sailed the day j after bia arrival. h PROGRESS OF IMPROVIMBNT.-For a long tim» patt the want of money has been heavily felt and bitterly lamented; and yet a stranger perambulating our capital, would be surprised at the indications of wealth and enterprize which meet his eye at almost every turn. Let us take one of the «ide afreets, at present in several places impassable for horses and carriages, and see what is doing there. The street referred to is Harrington-street; and pasting from north to south, we first come to the large mansions now in the course of alteration for a residence for the Rev. Mr. .Therry ; some short dUtauce further, Jt the building to be appropriated to the education of Catho» lie children : and contiguous to the junc...
COMMENCEMENT OF WAR. WAR ON THE COAST OF SYRIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
COMMENCEMENT OF WAR. WAR ON THE COAST OF SYRIA. A'letter from Beyrout says, that at daylight on the 9th, the admiral (Stopford) arrived at Beyrout from Alexandria. About nine in the morning, the Cyclops -steamer brought intelligence that Admiral Walker, with the Turkish fleet, was bearing down under a ^ press of sail from Sidon. They soon appeared off Beyrout, and salutes were exchanged. Admiral 'Walker and Commodore Napier then visited the ad »mirai, and immediately signs of bustle and preparation appeared throughout the fleet. As soon as the ships 'Were visible from Beyrout, some 1,500 .Egyptian troops took a>position as if to prevent a landing ; the Cyclops waa ordered to fire on them, which it did, but ' the order was countermanded after a few shots. At -sunset the men-of-war's boats began taking in the -men from the transports, and by twelve o'clock they were, to the number of 5,400 Turks,'embarked in the steamers Cyclops, Phonix, and Hydra, and the .British marines (400,) w...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Courier — 12 February 1841
[ADVERTISEMENT "J Elizabeth-street, Hobart Town, Peb li, 1841. I FEEL myself called upon to offer some observations in reply to Mr. Bedford's very equivocal statement of the 6th instant; and in order loenable the public to form «just opinion of our respective cairs, I deem it expedient to place Mr. Bedford's statements and my remarks tu juxta- position. Jlfr. Bedford'» ttntement. Mr. Brock's remarks. William Parks, cook of Contrast this with Mr. the ship Navarino, came to Bedford's conduct on (he my house, and stated that morning of the 27th ult., his brother, a patient in the when be distinctly slated to Colonial Hospital, was about to undergo the opera- tion of amputation the next morning, and that he was desirous that I should per- form it. I told the man I was not a medical man of that es- tablishment, and could not interfere. He then request- ed me to see the operation. I said I would if the medical officers did not object, and I had time. Mr. Brork asked meto see the operation...