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how it could by any means, afford any telligence is highly gratifying--and we person the source of an indecent indul- sincerely hope, that it may stimulate gence in riot and ribaldry. The extreme some of our large end enterprising agricare and attention which Mr. Deane culturists to pay more attention to the has always paid to the management of growing of wheat, to a view to its exhiş “Soirées,” and, generally speaking, tensive exportation. the taste which he has displayed in the We regret to learn, that Mr. Anstey selection of his music—both vocal and has resigned his seat in the Legislative instrumental,-ought at least to have Council: ill health, we believe, is the secured for him, a respectful audience ; cause of this determination. but, we regret to say, such has not been There is, on Knocklofty and Stringy the case.

In a comm

mmunity like ours, Bark Hills, some excellent sand for where the sources of public amusement making glass : it must, however, be well are so few, this determination of Mr. washed before its excellence is disDeane, although forcibly, and, indeed, covered. unavoidably urged upon him, is to be la- We are happy to state that a warrant mented; but let us hope, that he will from the Grand Lodge of Ireland has recommence his exertions, under more been received, constituting the Union auspicious and favourable advantages. Lodge of this town. The number is 336. We, for our own parts, shall give him Robberies are still very prevalent. every encouragement in our power. On Sunday night, the 15th inst., a

An inquest was held at the Swan Inn, daring burglar broke into Mr. Pinker's Bagdad, on Saturday last, before Frede- store in Elizabeth-street, and decamped rick Roper, Esq., Coroner, on view of with considerable booty, leaving, howthe body of Charles Rush, an assigned ever, his hat and boots behind him. servant to Captain Wood, when a ver- Mr. Askin Morrison's store was also dict of Died by the visitation of God, attempted on the previous evening, but was returned.

the thieves, who attempted to get in by A barn of Mr. Gilbert Robertson's at the roof, were foiled in their efforts by the Richmond was destroyed by fire on strong boarding beneath the shingles. Tuesday evening last, by which the pro- A light house having been established prietor has sustained damage to the on the Iron Pot Island, at the entrance amount of several hundred pounds by of the River Derwent, a light will be the loss of grain and other produce. The exhibited therefrom, every evening, and fire is supposed to have been occasioned kept burning from dark till day-light. by a servant smoking in a barn.

It is elevated about 70 feet above the We stated last week, that the wheat level of the sea; bears 66° N. W. of this Colony was a great favourite in from Cape Raoul; N. 15° W. from the English market, and our assertion is Cape Frederick Henry, and may be seen confirmed by an extract of a letter from five leagues from a vessel's deck. Mr. J. B. Hall, Shipping and Commer- The Mauritius has been made a free cial Agent, of London, inserted in the warehousing port, upon the same prin“ Courier” of this morning :-“We ciple as some of the West India Islands. have received here,” says the writer, The Hydery, Captain Macdonald, a small importation of wheat from which sailed for India, a year ago, has your Colony, per • Forth,' from Laun- been lost on a coral reef, at the small ceston-about twenty quarters. This island of Basole, about four miles north sample is very much admired in our east of Surugao, in the Straits of Panaon. corn market.

It is found to weigh The Captain and crew had arrived at about sixty-four pounds per bushel ; Singapore last April. and it has been sold for 66s. per The Medway, Captain Wight, has at quarter, (8s. 3d. a bushel) while our last succeeded in selling a cargo of sugar highest quotation, for the finest Essex at a good price at Sydney. After reand Kent wheat, is only 62s. Indeed turning from the Mauritius to Sydney, I may say, that your wheat, of this with a cargo of sugar, and finding the quality, will, generally, command a market low, she proceeded to Valparaiso, preference of 10s. per quarter. Perhaps in the hope of finding a better price, but it would pay you well if you were to being disappointed in that expectation, send me a consignment of it.” This in- she has brought the sugar back to


Sydney, where it has been sold at 4d. The smart little schooner Blackbird pèr lb. and upwards.

made her last passage to Sydney, in We observe with great satisfaction three days, and ile liclesuir na cur. that a railing has been placed on each A serjeant, accompan:ed by a drumside of the bridge in Bathurst-street, mer and fifer, proclaimed throughout where a poor fellow recently lost his the Town, on the 27th inst., a caution life, by falling into the creek. O! si to all shopkeepers, publicans, &c., not sic omnes !--that is—would every one of to give credit to any non-commissioned our remonstrances be attended to with officer or subaltern of the 63rd regiment, equal promptitude!

The following inns are to be transWe have been requested by two or ferred to the individuals respectively three respectable shopkeepers to caution • mentioned :-The Ordnance Arms, in the public against an imposition, which Liverpool-street, to Mr. Wallis; the has been recently practised with great Rose Inn, at New Town, to Mr. Make

A roll of clay, made heavy peace; the Beaufort Arms, to Mr. with bits of lead or stone, is wrapped up Wright; and the Mail Coach Inn, in a paper, with a farthing or halfpenny Lovely Banks, to Mr. Morris. at each end : this is passed off for six- We have seen some very fine ham penny worth of copper, or more, accor- and bacon, the produce of Mr. Beding to the size—and the cheat has not thune's farm, at Dunrobin,-as fine, been detected, till after the disappearance indeed, as any we have ever seen at of its perpetrator.

home. Mr. O'Hara, in Elizabeth-street, The practice of allowing dogs to run has some for sale at very moderate at large in the public streets, is a pui- prices. We are pleased to notice these sance, becoming daily more prevalent. comparatively trivial matters, because A week or two ago, å fine child of Mr. they evince a capability of supply, Hefford, of the Queen's Head, in Bar- which' may, at ‘no distant period, enrack-street, was bitten by one of these able us to depend upon ourselves for dangerous animals; and if the Police these and other essential articles of does not exert itself to put an end to this consumption. evil, much mischief is likely to arise The Legislative Council, we regret from it. We are quite sure, however, to say, is deprived of the services that the matter only requires to be men- of its highly-respected members, Messrs. tioned, to ensure the necessary attention Anstey, Archer, and Cox; the former from a Police, always ready to do its are labouring under ill-health, and duty.

the latter is at Sydney.

Gardening, &c.


view of forming a good heap of manure; So far as the labour of the field goes, and in breaking up new land for the October is with some farmers, a leisure ensuing year's cropping, so as to give it month, although it ought not to be so; the benefit of a summer's sun and air. for they should be busily engaged in It is asto how much this assists planting potatoes, and preparing their pulverization ; a careful attention to land for Swede turnips, for sowing which, has been well pronounced the which, as well as mangel wurzel, the perfection of tillage. A good farmer next month (November) has been proved will now go over his late sown wheat, by experience to be the best in the barley, and oats, and cleanse the ground whole calendar. · Those who, from of weeds. Every weed destroyed this situation or other causes, do not find month, is destroying nearly a thousand their account in growing either potatoes. for the next season. He will also freely or turnips (although it is suspected there use the roller upon his late sown ground, are very few of this sort) will do well to the good effect of which will be almost devote this month to repairing their immediately discernible, in the increased fences, and putting up new ones, so as vigour of the plants. preserve their growing crops ; in

HORTICULTURE. cleaning their stock-yards, &c. with the This is a very busy month in the gar.

den, although more in weeding and this be found the case, take off the old closely attending to growing crops, than clay, and substitute for it some that is in either sowing or planting ; neverthe- fresh, well wrought up, and mixed with less, a judicious gardener will be care- a little new horse-dung. All shoots that ful to keep up a good succession of every rise from the stock below the graft, must thing. Towards the latter end of the be taken off constantly, and be particular month, in forward situations, green peas in keeping the trees free from suckers. and new potatoes will come to the table. In the course of October, all gardens New grafted trees will require attention, should be thoroughly cleaned-the borto see that the clay remains firm and ders and walks put to rights—and fruit close about the scion, as it frequently trees well examined, to prevent insects cracks, and is then apt to fall off. Should from lodging.

Sept. 3.-Arrived the brig Mary Eli-

zabeth, from New Zealand, with a cargo
of timber.

Sept. 3.-Sailed the ship Enchantress, Sept. 4.- Arrived the barque Stakes

for Singapore. by, Capt. Comer, from Portsmouth 3rd Sept. 3.-Sailed the cutter Blackbird, May, with 216 male prisoners,

for Sydney. Sept. 7.-Arrived the brig Mary, from Sept. 8.-Sailed the brig Adelaide, London, with passengers and a general for England. cargo.

Sept. 11.–Sailed the barque Mary Sept. 9.–Arrived the ship Indiana, Ann, for Launceston. from London, with merchandize and pas- Sept. 12.-Sailed the brig Amity, for sengers.

Spring Bay. Sept. 14.-Arrived the schooner Pr. Sept. 13.—Sailed the ship Cabotia, Regent, from Launceston, with a cargo for Sydney. of corn.

Sept. 14.--Sailed the schooner Cur Sept. 14.-Arrived the brig Lunar, rency Lass, for Sydney. from Sydney, with a general cargo. Sept. 15.—Sailed the ship Sir John

Sept. 18.- Arrived the barque Lo Rae Reid, for Sydney. chiel, Captain T. Millons, from Leith, Sept. 17.-Sailed the ship Atlas, for with emigrants and goods.

the Mauritius. Sept. 23.--Arrived the brig Isabella, Sept. 19.-Sailed the barque Emperor from her cruize after the Badger. Alexander, for Batavia.

Sept. 24.–Arrived the brig Leslie Sept. 23.–Sailed the ship Curler, for Ogilby, from Sydney, with the usual Sydney. cargo.

Sept. 23.-Sailed the barque StakesSept. 27.- Arrived the barque Fun- by, for Singapore. chal, from Sydney, with sundries. Sept. 23.—Sailed the brig Mary Eli

Sept. 29.-Arrived the barque Ann, zabeth, for the Fishery. from London, with merchandize and pas- Sept. 28.—Sailed the schooner Prince sengers.

Regent, for Launcestón.

adla Marriages, Births, &c.


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Wintle, of a Daughter. On Friday, the 13th inst., at St. Da- At Jericho, on the 15th inst., Mrs. vid's Church, by the Rev. Mr. Bedford, Peter Harrison, of a Son. Mr. Robert Davidson, of Glen Moray,

Died. Salt Pan Plains, to Mary, daughter of On Sunday, 22nd inst., Catherine, the late Mr. George Taylor, Valley: wife of Mr. Mark Solomon, of Elizafield, Macquarie River.

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