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TRADE AND SHIPPING.
The ship Red Rover, 373 tons, Capt. Currie, arrived on Friday from London, 21st April, with a general cargo-passenger, Air. and Mrs. Sy nott, Mrs. and Master Yeoland, Mr. Were, Mr. Henry Medlicote, Mr. Culverwell, Mr. Holmes,
Mr. Atkins, Mr. Mocatto.
On the same day, the Francis Freeling, J91 tons, Capt. Pollock, arrived from Sydney, 18th August, with a general cargo-passengers, the Rev. Mr. Watkins, Mr. M'Dougall, Mr. John Clark, BIr. Doran, Miss Hamilton, Mrs. Deane
and 2 children.
On the same day, the brig Camilla, 262 tons, Capt. Marshall, arrived from Newcastle, New South Wales-passengers, Mr. J. Thomson,
Mr. J. W. Clark, Mr. E. Elliott, Mr. S. Ad-' cock, Mr. W. Morrise. ,
The bark Kilmaurs, 229 tons, Capt. Thomson, sailed on Sunday for Batavia, and the brig Ca- milla, for Newcastle, New South Wales.
MARKET PRICES, NEW WHARF, 1st Sep- tember . 1836-wheat per bushel, from 5s. 3d. to 6s. 6d. ; oats per do. 5s. 6d. to 6s. 6d. ; bar- ley per do. 6s. to 7s ; hay, .£5 to £6, 10s. per ton, straw 53s. to 60s. per do. ; firewood, 8s. to 9s. per do. ; potatoes £2, 15s. to £4 ; onions
per cwt. 14s. to 18s.
BiiTciita's MEAT-mutton 6d. to 7di per lb. ; beef 7d. to öd. per do. ; pork, 7d. to lOd. The brig Camilla from Newcastle, has brought 920 sheep in the finest condition, which has had the effect of reducing the price Id. per lb.
RETAIL PRICES in Hobart town generally butter, fresh or potted, 2s. to 2s. 6d. per lb. ; Irish ditto, Is. Cd. to Is. 8d. per do. ; cheese colonial, Is. 6d. per lb. ; Sydney do. Is. 2d. to Is. 4d. ; pot barlej", 6d. per lb. ; bread or flour per lb. ]}d. to l$d; oatmeal 4d. to6d. per lb. ; rice per do. 3d. to 4d. ; salt per do. Id. to 2d. ; tea per do. Is. Gd. to 2s. ; sugar per ditto 4d. to Cd. ; soap 4¿d. to 6d. ; coffee Is. to Is. 3d. per do. ; Sydney oranges 2s. per dozen, eggs Is. 6d. to 2s. per do.
Hides 12s. to 13s. each, kangaroo skins 6s. per dozen, opossum skins 3s. to 4s. per do., wattle bark £4,10s. to £b per ton, sole leather 9d. to lOd. per lb. ; kip do. Is. 9d.
Cape wine £13 per pipe, colonial beer per cask £3, colonial ale £6 per do. tobacco 3s. to 5s. per lb.
Port Arthur coals 12s. per ton, charcoal Is. per bushel.
WHOLESALE TRICES-soap per ton ¿38to £'40, sugar per do. ¿40 to ¿'42, tea, hyson skin, £6 per chest, tobacco, ncgrohcad, little in the mar- ket, brazil do. Is. 5d. to Is. 8d. per lb. in bond.
Launceston Ship News.-Aug26-Arrived the Champion, Captain Hill from Hobart town, with a general cargo.-Aug. 26-Arrived the Tamar, Captain Dewing from Sydney. Pas- sengers, A. B. Smith, Esq., - Dawson, Esq. In the steerage, Messrs. R. C. Kerkham, and Thos. Cleverden.-Aug. 26-Arrived the Amelia Thomson from London, with free females. Cornwall Chronicle.
Launceston Corn Market_Wheat continues at from "6s. to 7s.; barley 6s., and oats 6s. per bushel ; fine flour 23s., seconds 20s. per lOOlbs. The True Colonist of lost week reports the arri- val of 500 tons, equal to 20,000 bushels of wheat, per London,, vessels.-CprnwaU Chronicle. ~ '
Sydney Markets, Saturday, August ]i).-The late ai rivals of British wheat (20,000 bushels), have had no effect on the prices of Van Diemen's land wheat, which may be, quoted at 9s. We do not hear of any colonial wheat being at mar- ket this week; but the nominal price is 7s, per bushel_Sydney Herald.
Price of wheat at Swan river 8s per bushel, flour 4d per lb, fresh meat 16d per lb.
H. M. S. Zebra, Capt. M'Rea, has sailed from Sydney for Mauritius.
HARDY'S SHIPPING LIST for April and May, enumerates the following merchant vessels to sail for Hobart town, viz.-Atwick May 5, Scotia May 15, Tam O'SIianter May l8, Albatross and Wave May 20, and Arabian, for Launceston, April 30-and the Henry Porcher, with 260 pri- soners for Hobart town, May 25.
Also, for New South Wales, the convict ships Lady Kennaway, Captain Cook, Moffat and Wa- terloo-and merchant ships Jane, Countess of Dur- ham, Clorinda, William Glen Anderson, Douglas, Hooghly, Florentia and William Bryan.
The Joshua Carrol was to sail with goods for Swan river on the 10th of May, and the Duchess of Northumberland with female emigrants, on the
The Eudora, Addison, had sailed. This ves- sel brings out Mrs. Addison, the mother of our respectable and enterprising colonists of that name, to whoso exertions as builders Hobart
town owes so much.
The ship Hope and Gulnare with goods and passengers from Liverpool may be daily expected.
FREIGHTS from Sydney to London or Liver- pool, wool Id to IJd. per lb, oil ;£3 10s. pertun, to Hobart town or Launceston, 25s. to 30a, per ton, to Swan River 30s. to 40s. per do., to New Zealand or South Sea islands 40s. to 50s. per do.
RATES OP INSURANCE-to London or Liver- pool 2h to 5¿ per cent, to Hobart town 1 per cent, Launceston 1^ per cent, Swan river 4 per cent, New Zealand 1 per cent, South Sea islands 2 per cent.
We should esteem it a favour for the benefit, of commerce generally, if our Hobart town assur- ance company would occasionally oblige our readers with a precis of the current rates.
Whale oil has advanced .?5 per ton within ! the last three weeks.-Scotch Paper.
Shares in the Van Diemen's Landagricultural on which «£17. have been paid, ±'14. 28th April 1836.
Consols 28th April 91$. Tlie rejection of the Great Northern Railway Bill, in the Com- mons the previous evening, caused some uneasi-
ness in the share market.
FROM THE PIRATE BY CAPT. MARRYAT.
On the evening of the same day on which the ' child and tlie two negroes had been saved from the wreck by the fortunate appearance of the frigate, Mr. Witherington, of Finsbury Square, was sitting alone in his dining-room, wondering what could have become of the Cir-
cassian, and why he had not received intelligence' of her arrival. Mr. Whitherington, as we said before, was alone : he had his port and his sherry before bim ; and although the ' weather was rather wann, there was a small fire in the grate, because, as Mr. Witherington asserted, it looked comfortable, Mr. Whitherington having watched the ceiling of the room for some time, although there was certainly nothing new to be discovered, filled another glass of wine, and then proceeded to make himself more comfort- able by unbuttoning three more buttons of his
waistcoat, pushing his wig farther back off his ' head, and casting loose all the buttons at the knees of his breeches ; he completed his arrange- ments by dragging towards bim two chairs within his reach, putting his legs upon one while he rested his arm upon the other. And why was not Mn Witherington to make him- self comfortable ? he had good health, a good conscience, and eight thousand a-year.
" As Mr. Witherington senior had always studied comfort, his son had early imbibed the same idea, and carried his feelings, in that re- spect, to a much greater excess : he divided things into comfortable and uncomfortable. One fine day, Lady Mary Witherington, after paying all tlie household bills, paid the debt of nature ; that is, she died : her husband paid the undertakers bill, so it is to be presumed i that she was buried. Mr. Witherington senior shortly afterwards had a stroke of apoplexy, which knocked him down. Death, who has no feelings of honour, struck him when down. And Mr. Witherington, after having laid a. few days in bed, was by a second stroke luid in the same vault as Lady Mary Witherington : and Mr. Witherington junior (our Mr. Withering- ton), after deducting £40,000. for his sister's fortune, found himself in possession of ja clear
¿£8,000. per annum, and an excellent house in Finsbury Square. Mr. Witherington considered this n comfortable income, and he therefore re- tired altogether from business. During the life- time of his parents he had .been witness lo one or two matrimonial scenes, which had induced
him to put down matrimony as one of the things not comfortable ; therefore lie remained abachc lor. ,His sister Moggy also remained unmar- ried ; but whether it were from a very unpre- possessing squint, which deterred suitors, or from the same dislike to matrimony as the one her brother had imbibed, it is not in our power to say. Mr. Witherington was three years young- er than his sister ; and, although he had for some time worn a wig, it was only because he
considered it more comfortable. Mr. Wilher
ington's whole character might be summed up in two words-eccentricity and benevolence; eccentric he certainly was, as most bachelors usually are. Man is but a rough pebble with- out the attrition received from contact with the gentler sex : it is wonderful how the ladies pumice a man down into a smoothness which occasions him to roll over and over with the
rest of the species, jostling but not wounding his neighbours, as the waves of circumstance bring
him into collision with them."
" ABCESS-a morbid tumour, frequently growing above the shoulders, and swelling to a' considerable size, when it comes to a head with 1 nothing in it. It is not always a naturpl dis-
ease, fur nature abhors a vacuum ; yet fools,, fops, and fanatics, are very subject to it, and it1 sometimes attacks old women of both sexes. ' I ¡ wish to consult you upon a little project I have formed,' said a noodle to his friend, ' I llave an > idea in my head-' ' Have you ?' interposed the' friend, with a look of great surprise; ' then you' shall have my opinion at once : keep it there 1_' it may be some time before you get another.'_ Tin Trumpet.
INCLEDON SIMILIFS.-During the O. P. war, whilst a terrific tumult was raging in front of the house, the management, in their dilemma, popped upon Incledon, as " an everybodj's fa- vourite," to go on and pacify them. " I, my dear boy," replied Charles. " / attempt to stop that riot ! 1 might as well bolt a door with a boiled carrot." Wishing to give a stranger an idea of a man who was extremely thin, he said, '. His leg, now, is a capital leg to clean a flute with."-New Monthly Magazine.