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Arrived on Monday the 14th inst. the brig Helen Marr, 257 tons, Capt. Benson, from London 9th August, with an assorted cargo of goods. Passengers, the Rev. Robt. Warren   Gibbs, Mrs. Gibbs and child, Mr. and Mrs. Keech, 2 Misses Keech, and 3 young children, Master Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Harp and two children, Mr. T. O'Connor.

Arrived yesterday from Sydney, 1st. inst., tne brig Climentina, 88 tons, Capt. Dudoit, with a general cargo. Passengers—Mr. Ed- ward Parker, private Tracey, of the 63d Regt.  

arrived from England by the Parmelia, and 3 prisoners.  

Arrived on Sunday the 13th the schooner   Mars, from Launceston 6th instant, with a cargo of wheat and oats.

Same day the Government brig Tamar, with a cargo of pine logs from Macquarie harbour.

The price of wheat continues low, at 5s. and 5s. 3d. per bushel. Great expectations are entertained among the settlers generally, that government will find it advisable to advertise forthwith for tenders to supply the King's stores, which are now empty.

Some samples of new barley have appeared in the market at Hobart-town, and have been sold at from 5s. to 5s. 6d. per bushel for the English sort, and 4s. 9d. for the Cape kinds, Oats 6s. per bushel.

Potatoes have suffered a very considerable reduction in price during the week, chiefly owing to the quantity of the early sorts   brought to market, which have been taken up in order to make room for turnips. They may now be bought of excellent quality at from 5l. to 6l. per ton.

Hay and straw will always be articles of ready sale in Hobart-town at remunerating prices, from the number of horses kept in it. Straw is now 4l. per ton ; new hay 5l. do.

Kangaroo skins 6d. a-piece, opossum do. 8s. per hundred ; dried bark, 3l. per ton ; eggs, 15d. per dozen ; fresh butter, 15d. to 18d. per lb. ; fish caught in the Derwent is now in fine season and plentiful, excellent Derwent  

salmon of good sizes, 2s. per dozen.

Some pasture fed beef appears in the stalls at 6d. per lb. ; mutton is now in good season still dear, at 5½d- and 6d. per lb. ; veal, 7d. do. ; turkeys, 12s. a couple ; geese, 8s. do. ; fowls, 4s. do. ; bread, the 2lb loaf, 3½d.

Wheat at Sydney is up to 6s. per bushel.

The schooner Schnapper belonging to Syd- ney was lost on the island of Wiha, the natives of which put the master and two of the crew

to death.

The Supreme Court at Launceston commen- ced on Monday the 7th inst. Edward M'Cann and William Puddeford pleaded guilty to a burglary in the house of Mr. Stewart. Ed-

ward Clarke was convicted of a similar offence. Daniel Rasson was acquitted of a charge of wilfully setting fire to a stack of barley be- longing to the late Mr. Simpson.

On Tuesday William Johnson and Charles Seaborn were convicted of a larceny in the

house of Mr. Fawns.

The trial of Mr. Nairne, Mr. Mackie, Mr. Hubbard, and Mr. Fenner, for assault and battery on the person of Capt. Goodwin, for- merly of the Kains, then came on. Mr. Sut- ton supported the prosecution, and Mr. Gelli-   brand the defence. Verdict—Not Guilty.

On Wednesday Patrick Murray, William King, John M'Lean, Thomas Gordon, David Foi bes, William Whitaker, were severally convicted of larceny. George Smith and Richard Wood, charged with arson, were dis- charged.  

On Thursday Thomas Wilks was convicted of cattle stealing, Thomas Brockley, of bur- glary in the house of Mr. Lette, William Par- kins, of stealing a watch, and John Williams, of larceny.

On Friday George Pitt and James Pear- man were convicted of stealing timber from Mr. Allison, of the Macquarie river. The former was also convicted on another indict- ment of stealing a ewe of the same proprietor. Bernard Townsend was convicted of stealing a check for 8l. on the Cornwall bank, and James Mason, of an assault.

On Saturday Joseph M'Mahon, private in the 63rd regt. was convicted of manslaughter, in occasioning the death of Henry Clarke. His Honour the Chief Justice sentenced him to transportation for life.—Abridged from the Launceston Independent.


A correspondent says, " As an addition to the list of criminals mentioned in your Gazette, in whom a peculiar formation of the heart has been observed, I would beg to add the name of Smithers. On dissecting his body at the London University, the heart was found to be on the right ride, and the spleen and other viscera on the opposite to that, which is unu- sual.—Literary Gazette, Aug. 25.

Ten Rules to be observed in Practical Life, given by the late Mr. Jefferson, in a letter of advice to his namesake, Thomas Jefferson Smith:—  

1. Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.

2. Never trouble others for what you can do yourself.  

3. Never spend your money before you

have it.

4. Never buy what you do not want be- cause it is cheap.

5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst,

and cold.  

6. We never repent of having eaten too little.              

7. Nothing is troublesome that we do wil- lingly.  

8. How much pains have those evils cost us which never happened.  

9. Take things always by their smooth


10. When angry, count ten before you speak,—if very angry, a hundred.