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The approaching sittings after Term, more concern Mr. Meredith, or his will be distinguished by one or two inte- Justice of the Peace Editor, than they resting trials. Mr. Desborough's action would a devil in the Colonist Office. against Mr. Roper, the Magistrate of Whatever arrangements are made by Brighton, will be one ; his action the proprietor of the Tasmanian are against Mr. Mason (we may here matters of private concern, and not of observe) has been deferred, as His public importance-but, at all events, Honor, the Chief Justice, would not that portion of the public Press, the allow the plaintiff a Jury in this case Tasmaniun, has always been conducted uhy, we will not stop to enquire. An- on an honourable principle, and never other case of breach of promise of mar- Editor had cause to complain of being riage will also be brought on-the fair wronged. Let it be, however, perfectly plaintiff is a Princess Royal, and a , understood by all Justices of the Peace, highly respectable young woman-and that a change will very probably take who the defendant is, will appear in due place, and that shortly, in this Journal
-not in its politics, nor in fact in any On Wednesday morning we were ex. manager concerning the public but posed to one of those uncomfortable merely in its manner, who is likely to visitations, which occasionally occur in retire, the term of his agreement shortly this country--namely, a hot wind. It expiring. Should any individual, howcommenced about half past nine in the ever, wish to know more on the subject, morning, and blew from the land with he may be enlightened by applying at great violence, and stopped almost all the office, where no secrets are kept navigation in the harbour. Mr. Justice all being plain and aboveboard. Let us, Montagu did not come into Court, till however, caution the Journal of the nearly 11 o'clock, when he apologized Peoples' Editor, for assuredly, if he to the Jury and the officers of the Court troubles himself about private matters, and counsel, for the lateness of his which do not concern him, this Journal arrival, which was owing entirely to the shall in self-defence do the same. violence of the gale, which prevented We perceive the Colonist newspaper his crossing sooner from Kangaroo is returning to its old system of personal Point.
abuse. In a late number, the most The Justice of the Peace Editor of malicious observations we ever recollect Mr. Meredith's Journal, the Colonist, seeing in print, are made of an indivihas the following statement :~. dual who has unfortunately been too
"We are given to understand that the frequently dragged before the public. Tasmanian is about to revert to the Well does the writer know it is not in the charge of its former conductor, Mr. R. power of the party attacked to defend L. Murray. This, however, is a deep himself; but we abstain from further and close secret: so much so, that we comment, recommending every prisoner do not think the present Editor has the in the island to refer to the paper, and least idea of the matter, We are in determine in his own mind, whether the possession of certain facts, which will Colonist is either a friend of the prisoner show the Public in how honourable a population, or a Journal of the People !
certain portion of the Press of The Legislative Council has been this Colony is conducted. At the due busily occupied of late, and the discus. and proper season, we shall publish sions, we are informed, have been more these facts; and if we do not overwhelm than usually interesting. We have the several parties with shame, there is only room this week to advert to this little shame in man, but, we shall see!” subject, which all-important as it is,
Now a part of what the worthy Just- must be deferred for the present. A ice of the Peace is here given to under- conversation occurred on Thursday, stand may be true--to wit, it is more October 3rd, respecting the non-attendthan improbable that Mr. Murray may ance of Mr. Gordon ; it was introduced again become the Editor of this Journal by Mr. Kerr, who informed the Council, -nay, it is not impossible that the Edi- tħat Mr. Gordon had told him that he tor of the Legion may become writer for would neither attend nor resign. On the Tusmanian: but, whatever may be Friday-on motion of Mr. Willis, the arrangements the proprietor of the seconded. by Mr. Proctor-it was re, Tasmanian chooses to make, they no solved that His Excellency should
appoint a Member of the Council, in the day, and the inconveniencee and loss to place of Mr. Gordon.
the public, are enormous.
We are sure On Tuesday evening, at the Mecha- the head of the Government knows nonics’ Institution, Mr. Dutterau delivered thing of this, or His Excellency would a very interesting lecture on the Fine interpose his authority, and command Arts-comprehending, chiefly, a de- the official gentlemen connected with the scription of the several orders of archi- treasury to do their duty! tecture, with a cursory account of the Mr. Bisdee's resignation is Gazetted, state of painting and engraving in En- accompanied by a very complimentary gland. Mr. Dutterau is an enthusiastic testimony from His Excellency the Lieuadmirer and disciple of the “old school," tenant Governor. and if some of our modern flimsy vertu- Mr. Capon's appointment as gaoler, oso had heard his very sensible remarks has been Gazetted, and Mr. Morgan on the “decline and fall” of the arts- succeeds him as chief constable. (and especially of engraving) in En- At the sale of Crown Land the other gland, they would have experienced no day, some of the allotments at Oatlands small portion of discomfort. Although, reached as high as one hundred and ten generally speaking, the lecturer's opini- pounds per acre. If land in a township ons may be correct, we cannot go to the so far in the interior be so valuable, what full length of his exclusion. He says, must be the worth of land at New Nor. there are no good engravers on a large folk and Hobart Town? scale, nowin existence. Surely, Heath On Monday evening, we were visited has done some fine things--witness, the with a sharp north-wester, which blew Death of Nelson-one of West's paint with uninterrupted violence for three or ings, if we mistake not;—a fine bold, four hours. It swept down Elizabeth and splendid engraving. Some of Wil- street with a degree of fury almost terkie's pictures have been well engraved rific—and, had not our harbour been one too, -as have several of Turner's gor- of the most secured in the world, much geous landscapes-rivalling almost in damage must have occurred to the shipsplendour and effect, some of Claude's ping; we have not heard, however, of a finest productions. We must not, how- single accident. ever, enter too minutely into this matter, On the night of Thursday, Oct. 3, for if we did, we should fill a page, in- four men entered the stock hut of Mr. stead of a mere paragraph. We cannot Gough, and took therefrom a doublehelp observing, that we consider Mr. barrelled fowling-piece and some ammu Dutterau deserving of the highest praise nition. They then retired, forcing the in thus coming forward to advocate a overseer to accompany them, for the taste and an attention to the fine arts. purpose (as they threatened), of murWe think, if he would diligently and dering him in the Bush. · We trust, carefully study a good popular lecture, human nature is not so depraved, and -illustrating the same by drawings or that murder, deliberately done, cannot casts, and delivering it at the Court be perpetrated, even by bushrangers. House he would perform an essential be. We are informed, that these men are nefit to the Colony.
not of Britton's party, but are individuals Dr. Ross and Mr. R. L. Murray that were selected from Notman's roadhave obtained leave to be heard in pur- party, some time ago, to go after suance of their petitions against the pro- Britton, with promises of rewards if they posed Newspaper Tax. It is rather sin- captured them. After being absent for gular, we conceive, that, in a case of some time in the bush, they returned such importance to the Press generally, unsuccessful; and although no blame so little apathy has been evinced on this whatever was attributed to them, they occasion. A public meeting should have were sent back to Nottman's again. The been called at the very beginning, and fear, most likely, of suffering taunts a remonstrance respectfully presented to from their comrades, urged them to esthe Council, signed by every person who cape, and take upon themselves the could hold a pen.
profession of the lawless scoundrels for We hear very serious complaints res- whom they had unsuccessfully searched. pecting the mode, in which business is Such men are likely to be desperate, now managed at the Treasury. Delay, and not very easily captured Launappears to be the paramount order of the ceston Independent.
Another daring and extensive robbery very severely upon this gentleman ; and has been committed at New Town, in we have already remarked, the Captain Read's residence, when a quan- shortest period of incarceration in such tity of plate and other property was a place as the gaol of Hobart Town, is carried away. The police are on the an infliction of no ordinary description. alert, and have already apprehended
Wheat has risen to 6s., with a prosseveral persons on suspicion of being pect of a still farther advance; other concerned in this transaction.
articles remain without any material We understand that Mr. Gellard has alteration in their prices. sent in to Government a Petition, pray- A fatal accident happened on the ing a remission of a portion of his sen- river a week or two ago, in the upsetting tence. We sincerely hope, that this of a boat, by which two men, named prayer will be granted; for we have Murray and Ryan, met a watery grave. always thought that the case has pressed
the onion beds may be thinned, and the AGRICULTURE.-Several important surplus transplanted out in other beds. operations now claim the farmer's atten- The best method of doing this is as foltion. In the first place, let him not lows :-Draw a small drill, and let the delay in getting in his potatoe and onion be placed in it horizontally, with Swede turnip crops, as every day now its root just at the edge of this drill ; lost, materially adds to his risk of re- then lightly cover over the fibres of the turns. He will have little time to spare, roots, but not the roots themselves, with before his green forage crops require the some very rich mould. In a few days scythe; next in rapid succession comes the onions will begin to rear up their his hay harvest; and towards the latter heads, and shortly afterwards will be end of the month, if he be a flock-mas- firmly rooted in the ground, eventually ter, his sheep will require well looking attaining much greater size and perfecthrough and examining, preparatory to tion than if the common method had washing for shearing. The potatoe most been used. In this manner they are commonly grown in Van Diemen's managed in Portugal, the onions of Land, and which yields the best, is call- which are famous. ed the New Zealand, much resembling in the way of fruits, strawberries are the ox-noble in England, but it requires now ripe, and are immediately succeeded to be in the ground early. The red ap- by currants, raspberries, and gooseberple and the pink eyed potatoe are both ries. Thin all sorts of stone fruit, where preferable sorts for the table, and may the trees are too heavily laden. One be planted a month or six weeks later good sized peach or nectarine is worth a than the New Zealand, but are not so dozen of the poor little dwindles, which prolific at the root, although they al- are fit for nothing but to be sold by the ways command a higher price than the bushel, and oftentimes lay the foundaothers. The potatoes that were planted tion of something very like cholera morin September and October should now bus. Examine once more the new grafted be well-hoed and kept free from weeds. trees of this season, and where grafi
HORTICULTURE.—The produce of the and stock are well united, you may garden is now coming to market in ra- safely remove the clay, but the banda pid succession, and should be regularly ges should remain a few weeks longer; followed by new sowings and plantings. otherwise the parts are apt to swell. Spring cabbages, early potatoes, peas, The watering-pot and the hoe should beans, &c., come after each other in now in turn be almost constantly in the turn, as fast as may be. In this month gardener's hand.
Oct. 3.--Arrived the brig Mary and
Elizabeth, from the whaling ground. Oct. 2.- Arrived the brig Lady Leith, Oct. 3.- Arrived the barque Mary Capt. Wyatt, from Sydney, with a ge- Catherine, Capt. Jones, from Liverpool, Oct. 7.- Arrived the barque Ma- Friendship, from Launceston, with Corianne, from the fishery.
with passengers and mechanics.
lonial produce. Oct. 94-Arrived the barque Edward Oct. 26.---Arrived the brig Amity, Coulston, from Liverpool, with mer from the fishery. chandize and passengers.
Oct. 30.-Arrived the ship Elizabeth, Oct. 13.-Arrived the brig Isabella, from the fishery. from Port Arthur. Oct. 13.--Arrived the barque Drum
DEPARTURES. more, Capt. M'Callum, from Leith, with a general cargo and merchandize. Oct. 1.--Sailed the brig Isabella, for
Oct. 14.-Arrived the barque Auriga, Port Arthur. Capt. Chalmers, from London, with Oct. 3.-Sailed the barque Eliza, for a general cargo and passengers. England, with Colonial produce.
Oct. 18.- Arrived the brig Tamar, Oct. 6.--Sailed the brig Lunar, for from Macquarie Harbour.
Sydney, with Colonial produce. Oct. 21.--Arrived the ship Vibilia, Oct. 7.-Sailed the ship Indiana, for from London, with merchandize and Sydney, with Colonial produce. emigrants.
Oct. 9.--Sailed the barque Mary Oct. 21.-Arrived the schooner Har. Catherine, for Sydney, with Colonial lequin, from Sydney, with Colonial pro- produce. duce.
Oct. 12.-Sailed the brig Mary, for Oct. 21.- Arrived the schooner Jess, Sydney, with a cargo of sundries. from Brazil, with tobacco, machinery,&c. Oct. 12.--Sailed the barque Lochiel,
Oct. 22.-Arrived the schooner Cur- for Sydney, with passengers, and part of rency Lass, from Sydney, with Colonial her original cargo. produce.
Oct. 13.-Sailed the brig Brazil Oct. 22.–Arrived the barque Lonach, Packet, for New Zealand. from London, with passengers.
Oct. 15.--Sailed the barque Funchal, Oct. 23.- Arrived the ship Medway, for Sydney. from Sydney, with troops.
Oct. 17.-Sailed the brig Mary Leith, Oct. 23.-Arrived the barque Lady for the Mauritius. East, 648 tons, with a cargo of salt and Oct. 22.-Sailed the brig Isabella, passengers.
for Port Arthur. Oct. 23.--Arrived the barque Wil- Oct. 28.–Sailed the brig Tamar, for liam Bryan, Captain J. Roman, from Macquarie Harbour. London, with 123 female prisoners, 9 Oct. 28.-Sailed the barque Ann, for free women, and 17 children. Surgeon Sydney. Superintendent, Dr. Robertson, R.N. Oct. 28.-Sailed the schooner Har
Oct. 24.--Arrived the schooner Ade- lequin, for Sydney. laide, from the fishery.
Oct. 30.-Sailed the barque DrumOct. 25.-Arrived the brig Isabella, more, for Sydney. from Port Arthur.
Oct. 31--Sailed the barque Auriga, Oct. 26Arrived the
schooner for Sydney.
Marriages, Births, &c.
On the 16th inst., Macquarie-street,
DIED, ter of Surgeon Edward Pilkington, 21st or R.N.B. Fusileers.
On the 9th inst. at Hobart Town, BIRTHS.
Mrs. Thomson, formerly of Glasgow. On the 8th inst., at Tullochgorum, She was one of the survivors of the HiMrs. Archibald M'Intyre, of a Daughter. bernia.
H. MELVILLE, PRINTER, HOBART TOWN.