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Dangerous Shoal, near Madagascar. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
Dangerous Shoal, near Madagascar. Tho; Public are indebted to Commodore SCIIOMBERO, fort ' tWs early pttblicatiup of the'following extract of a litter from Ox ' Commander LYONS, orhis'Mnjesty't ship Jaseur, ùaieâ Port Louis, Mauritius, 9th , November, 1829, the contents of which are of importance to all the maritime nations in the world. We shall print! lbé¡position of this dangerous shoal in four alternate numbers of; this paper, and wo hope all other newspapers in all parts of the woild will do the same, for the general benefit of mankind. Extract of a letter received from Commander Lyons, of His Majesty's sloop Jaseur, dated Port Louis, Mauritim, 'Jth November, 1829. , " His Majesty's sloop Jaseur, in-beating up to Mjaunga, Bembatooka Bay, Madagascar, on the 14th of August last, passed over a shoal ('which ¡4 not laid down in Capt. Owen's chart), having,only three fathoms' water on it, and at one part > the leadsman in both chains struck soundings at one cast, £ less three fat...
Death of the Sydney Free Press. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
Death of the Sydney Free Press. That invaluable privilege, the Liberty of the Press, the bil thrigbt of free Englishmen, was, strangled this morning about 7 o'clock, by the publication in the Official Journal, The Sydney Gazette, of an Act lately passed by our close Legislative Council of fifteen, chiefly Civil Officers, in which the People have no voice., This paper will be put into full mourning on Saturday next, on which day all political dis ' cussion, save in English politics, will cease.-Sydney Moni- tor, Feb. 13.. v i &lt; sffsT^**#*sf I
Insolvents. [FROM THE SYDNEY GAZETTE, FEB. 9.] [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
.- Insolvents; [FROlli THE'SYDNEY GAZETTE, FEB. 9.1 , The Chief Justice;of Van Diemen'» Land, has differed from the opinions of the judges' in this Colony, relative to the power ofthe Supreme (Jourt ¡to go on and per/ect cases of in- solvency, which had been commenced unde> the provisions of the'repealed Tiew Soufh"Wales Act of Parliament. ,i The ßü preme Court here has decided that it has such ajpower ; but Chief Justice PEDDER considers that he is bound by the existing Act of Parliament, which contains no clause in favour of insolvents.' It is almost presumptuous in unlearned per- sons to give an, opinion on,a point, upon which the highest le- gal authorities in each of the Colonies have differed ; but it i certainly does appear reasonable that the Court should have ,the power of perfecting ¡ proceedings commenced under a re- pealed Act ; otherwise the existing Act would have, in some measure, a retrospective, or ex post facto operation. , We will I suppose the ease of an insol...
Joseph Bonaparte. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
Joseph Bonaparte. This ex-monarch, who now leads a philosophic life on the Banks of the Delaware, not far from Boston Town, was lately visited by Sir R. Ker Porter, on his way from South America, by the United States to Europe. The ci-devant king received with great hospitality the English traveller, who found him living in a commodious and even splendid dwelling-house, con- structed out of a large suite of stables, which had formerly, &nbsp; been appended to a magnificent mansion, represented as quite a palace, which had been burnt down a short time before. Many fine pictures, and other valuable property, were con- sumed; but enough remained, saved trom the fire, to furnish the present residence in a noble manner with some of the best works of the Spanish and Flemish masters. One of the saloons is particularly dedicated to sculpture portraits of the Bona- parte family ; and Sir R K. Porter, in speaking of the collec- tion, describes the bust of Charles Bonaparte, the father...
Madagascar. [FROM A LATE CAPE PAPER.] [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
, r ', Madagascar, -i'' I !'!( 1 /' t ' [fRÖM^'LÄTE CAPE, PAPER.] ;,Wetin»ert below an account of the burning ofTamatave", i.in.tbeilsland of Madagascar, by" the Frenoh, the immediate consequence ofwbicji'basbeená total cessation of intercourse .between' that country arid thef Mauritius, which drew from jt, constant supplies of bullocks,, aDd some other articles of the first necessity. iTbe eause of tbisjstrange exploit on the part 'of the French does not oleárlyj appsarj, we can at present only class it among Jtbose. ',' untoward events'* which occa isionally take place when dangerous people meet with arms in 1 their hands. Until a good understanding be restored, the in- habitants of Mauritius must, look to the Cape for a supply of beef and other provisions-.the 'quantity produced among themselves being very far below the ordinary and uuceasing 'deraapd. __ k ' ' , [By an Officer in His iMajesty's service, who is just re- turned from Madagascar.'] ' ' The Commodore received orders ...
King's College. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
A King's College. His Majesty's grant of a charter to this institution has, we understand, been received by the Connell within the last few days ;' and declares, the preamble, that the College is founded with the intent that " instruction in the duties and doctrines of Christianity, as taught by the United Church of England and Ireland, Shall be for ever combined with instruction in the larious branches of literature and science." The charter appoints the Lord Chancellor and eight others, in vii lue of their office, as perpetual Governors . tho Archbishop of Can- terbury as visitor ; eight 'life governors'J one treasurer twenty-four members of council ; and three auditors. The, whole of whom must'be meiubeis of the Established Protes- tant Church, or otherwise become incompetent to act. The corporation is designatee, " The Governors' and Proprietors of'King s College, London"." -Literary Gaictte. '
The French.—Madagascar. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
The &lt; ¡French«-Madagascar. 'The French frigate TerpiscAorc, which was present at the bombardment of Tamatave, proceeded subsequently to Toni Point, where the natives, who had boen made aware of the proceedings of the' French at Tamatave, were prepared to re- ceive them. Therblack Governor, resident at 'Foul Point, either ' by stratagem or necessity, retreated inland, and was followed by the French until they were ohecked by a stoekade he bad erected. With the guns from this'work be repulsed them, having with his'force killed forty-two French, among whom was the Governor of Santa Maria, whose bead was »eut! on a pole to the Queen of the Island. The suivivors ie-era barked, and it was supposed 'proceeded for a re-wlorcement toTarisoil. &lt;- I i I - J ,
Farewell Address. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
Farewell Address. The period, when ice are constrained to say farewell to the Public, which has for fifteen years supported us in our labours, has «' length arrived. We have anticipated this event ever since the close of the last year. Our Readers will recollect w¿ then announced the completion of our wishes, and intimated our 'determination of exchanging the busy scenes of public life for domestic peace and ¡stirement. Still now the time is come, we scarcely know how to pet form the taste which devolves upon us-to bid adieu la those whom&lt;uv},shall never forget ! In vacating the editorial chair, we make worn for another tandidate for the public favour ; and hard indeed has it been for vs, from among the numerous competitors for our pen, to determine which was best suited to loear our mantle. We have,' tit length, decided ; and we are led to hope, sincerely hope, that our successor will continue in the path of public spirit and in f dependence, with a zeal equal to, if not...
Acts Council. ANNO DECIMO, Georgii IV. Regis, No.7. An Act for the Institution of Houses of Correction, and for other Purposes relating thereto. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
Acts of Council &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ANNO DECIMO &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Georgii IV, Regis, No. 7 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; An Act for the Institution of Houses of Correction, and for other Purposes relating thereto. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ". WHERAS until further arrangements shall be made, it is &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; expedient to provide for the better execution of all sentences &nbsp; of imprisonment and hard labour, passed in this Colony, and for the better custody of debtors. Be it therefore enacted by His Excellency Colonel George &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Arthur, Lieutenant Gove...
Bevan, the Runaway. [FROM OUR LAUNCESSON CORRESPONDENT, FEB. 22.] [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
Bevan, the Runaway« , ' [FROM OUR LAUNCESSON CORRESPONDENT,.FEB. 22.] &nbsp; &nbsp; Bevan, the notorious runaway, for the apprehension of whom great rewards have been offered for the last two years! has been shot. It appears, that a man absconded from the Chain Gang for this purpose ; that Bevan,Britton', and him- self were a little distance from the road near the Sand-hill, on Sunday evening, when they observed young Mr. THOMAS, (the Sub-Treasurer), and another Gentleman riding towards the town , that it was agreed that Britton should go up to them, and (if he found them unarmed, that be should rob them, but if armed he was to'make a signal to that effect. Upon'Brittons leaving them, Bevan laid down bis double barrelled gun to strike a light ; whilst so'doing, the man who had been watching an opportunity, placed himself between the gun and Bevan, and ordered, him to'march before him' to Waddells, threatening to shoot him through through the head if he made any resis...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
GOVERNMENT NOTICES. IT is with concern quite inexpressible, that the Lieutenant Governor continues to receive statements of the atrocities committed by the Aboriginal Natives. The moderation however with which a mob of Natives have in one instance lately'conducted them'selves in the neighbour- hood of Bothwell, affords ground to hope that the way to a conciliation may be opening, His Excellency therefore most &nbsp; anxiously wishes promptly to promote 'this desired end, and as it is evident from the hostile spirit of the Natives, and-from the cunning which seems common to all savages, that they are not to be approached, even with a view to reconciliation, with- out some personal danger, the Lieutenant Governor is pre- pared to offer a handsome reward to anv individual who shall effect a successful intercourse with any tribe, and if the indi- vidual be a convict he shall receive an immediate pardon. The Lieutenant Governor hopes that every Colonist will not only afford to an...
SHIP NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
SHIP NEWS &nbsp; FEB. 21 - Arrived the brig Elizabeth, 224 tons, Oliver Swan, commander, from London 2nd Sept, from Plymouth 30th, and from the Cape of Good Hope 25th December. Her cargo is principally consigned to New South Wales. The following appear for this port: - 50 hhds. beer, and 102 kegs, Kemp and Co. , 9 packets hops, W. M. Orr; 7 cases and l cask, Chief Justice Pedder , 2 casks, His Excellency Colonel George &nbsp; Arthur, 2 cases, Alfred Stephen, 6 ditto, George Langford; 9 ditto and 4 casks, Storey & Co.; 1 ditto, Dr. William Crowther; 2 bales, 3 jars, 40 hhds and 1130 bars of iron, W Steele; &nbsp; 4 cases,, J Burnett; 1 ditto, G Butler; 4 ditto, 3 bales, and 2 &nbsp; crates, J. Walter; 10 ditto and 2 trunks, J Swan; 7 ditto, 11 bales, and 3 casks, F. Smith; 2 casks, H. R. ???; 1 case, &nbsp; &nbsp; C B Lyons; 2 cases directed -- Forster; 1 ditto, J Horne; 20 hhds., 7 cases, 5 casks, 2 kegs, 1 bale, 2 bags, and ...
COLONIAL TIMES HOBART TOWN: FEBRUARY 26, 1830. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
HOBART TO W N: FEBRUARY 26, 1830. "Let it be impressed upon your minds, let it he instil led mtoyolir ) children, that the Liberty of the Press is the Palladium of . all youl Civil, Political, and Religious Rights. Juilius. 1 &lt; 'i "^güB^ We much fear that the pretensions of the Legislative Council to the favouiable opinion of the «Colonists, will not be raised very highly by a review of the proceedings which have hi fhcito marked its career. The Acts it has passed, are now, or neatly so, before the Public, and what expectation can our Senators »reasonably, entertain, that the Public have any grounds to hold in much estimation, either the wisdom or the experience they have manifested,? What have they done, calculated to display their knowledge of the principles of legislation, or what have they not left undone of paramount importance to all classes ! We are sorry, that : just upon the eve of the departure of a Vessel for England, such a subject should come under our consid...
Executions. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
&nbsp; &nbsp; Executions. John Oxley, for the horrible murder of Susan Corfield, of &nbsp; &nbsp; which we gave some particulars in our last, was tried on Monday, and found guilty. He was desirous to plead to that effect, but the Judge humanely recommended him to re- consider the plea, and stand his trial. The evidence being of the clearest nature, he was found guilty, and sentenced to be hung on Wednesday morning, when the sentence was carried into effect accordingly,and witnessed by an unusual number of spectators. The unhappy man previously to his execution, &nbsp; confessed that it was the intention of the deceased and &nbsp; himself to murder Mr. Reid the same evening, and that they had sharpened the razor for that purpose but some words arising between them, (the woman being much inebriated), whilst he had the razor in his hand, he suddenly perpetrated the act for which he was about to suffer. He solemnly dis- claimed having ever...
Criminal Court. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
&nbsp; Criminal Court February 18-Terence Donaghoe, stabbing, and Jane Pate, cutting and maiming, discharged by proclamation &nbsp; February 22.-John Oxley, murder, guilty. &nbsp; February 23.-Daniel Tucker and Isaac Davis, rape and highway robbery, guilty. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; February 24.-Isaac Leach, for receiving, acquitted, but detained upon, another charge.-James Murtagh, sheep-seal- ing, acquitted, but detained to be tried for receiving. &nbsp; &nbsp;
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
For Swan' River. THE fine Fjrst Class Teak-built Ship BUSSOR'A,H MERCHANT,' 'TOO Tons burthen, j,,,,, -, ,. , - burjhe . GEORGE JOHNSTON, Commander, wjll positiietySail fortthe above Settlement in 14 Days. ' i , f ( , > This 'Vessel offers' a most favourable opportunity for the Conveyance of Passengers, having SRpprior accommodations ; hw Room für 100 Tods of Tteigh^ which will be taken on modérale Terms ^ ¡ , *"* Early application is requeued ^o be made, as the Vessel will sail on the day appointed. , :, t#t For Freight or Paásage, apply to the Commander, on board , or to *" 'W. WILSON,,Agent. Feb 5, 1830. » ' ?. ______L-.-H-_-_»-J=-i -For Xondon direct« ' jM* THE fine River-built Ship LADY wagg, HAREWOOp, Captain LIMON, having rotutned iroin taking in her dead weight at tho Huon River, is now leady to receive Wool or other Produce for London, fo& winch place she will s ni the first Week in January -ror the accommodation of Settleis in the Interior, Captain LiMoN will ha...
Black Natives. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 26 February 1830
Black Natives. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; MR. EDlTOR,—Your desire for information respecting the Aborigines has induced me to state what I conceive to be a proper view of the matter. In our neighbourhood every day &nbsp; affords some proof of their determination to destroy, and their declaration to war with the whites. Whenever an op- portunity presents itself they have invaded our district in almost almost every direction, during the last eight months, with con- siderable success as respects their hostile attacks, particularly in taking the lives of several individuals, and in having ac- complished the ruin of whole families. It appears that the only use the native hunting parties can be of in this service, (if their number were sufficiently augmented), is to keep a vigilant watch, and chase after the Natives, when once the party have fallen in with the track of their retreat, and the pursuing party should harass and follow them well up, and...
Adroitness of the Arab Thieves. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 5 March 1830
, Adroitness of the Arab Thieves. Tbe following story is given by M- de Bussiere, as an ii lustraion of the adroitness and audacity of the Araba in some of their thefts :-An Arab introduced himself, by creeping on all fours, like a quadruped, into a tent in which one of the Beys'was reposing, carrying off his clothes1 and arms, with . ,»hieb he attired himself. The robber quitted'tile tent very early in the morning, and assuming the manner and haughty f carriage of the chief, whom he bad left fast asleep, so im t posed upon the-attendants by his appearance, that they led ., forth their master's horse, which the Arab mounted and rode off without creating suspicion. An hour afterwards the ser-, ( i vants were thuitderslruck at hearing the. voice of tho Bey, proceeding from the tent, calling for assistance. The latter was still more astonished than his servants ; the boldness and adroitness of the^hief appeared to him totally incompr«hen«i i ble. After several weeks spent in fruitless ...
Damages and Costs. [Newspaper Article] — Colonial Times — 5 March 1830
Damages and Costs. In au action for false imprisonment tried on Tuesday, September 8, at Lancaster Assizes, before Mr. Justice Lia TLFDAI.E, the jury, belooe returning their \erdict, thought it necessary to ask his Lordship what damages would carry costs? to which Mr. Justice Littledale replied, "Gentlemen, the law will carry the costs, if you will settle the damages." We know the principle on which this rule is laid down, namel}, that a jury is sworn to try a particular issue without any regard to ulterior consequences. lu criminal jurisprudence this may be very proper, because the quantum of punishment is vested in the Crown, of which the Court is the commis- sioned organ ; but in civil cases the power of the Court 'is limited to the interpretation of merely legal points, and the jury are entrusted ' with the great prerogative of doing justice between the parties to tbe record. It often happens, par- ticularly in actions for libel, that the plaintiff-though entitled to a'verdict-a...