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IMPORTANT. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
IMPORTANT, IN the announcement which conveyed to the community the first intimation of the intended appearance of the ARGUS, it was prominently stated that a distinguishing feature of the journal would be the pro- mulgation of the news from Sydney, forestalling the overland mail by several hours, and the other journals by the greater part of the day (in the case of the PATRIOT by the whole day.) It will be seen by our columns of to- day, that we have fully redeemed this pledge, the intelligence which will only reach the recipients of the Sydney mail by nine or ten o'clock this morning, and the readers of the other journals not until a late hour in the day, (in the case of the PATRIOT not until to-morrow,) being by six o'clock this morning in the hands of the subscriber to the ARGUS. The advantage which our supporters thus obtain, more particularly the country residents, are so very obvious, that com- ment on the subject is altogether unneces- sary.
Clerk of Works' Office, Melbourne, May 27th, 1846. Tenders Required. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
Clerk of Works' Office, Melbourne, May 27th, 1846. Tenders Required. TENDERS will be received at the above Office until 12 o'clock on Wednesday, the 3rd of June, from persons willing to contract for the erection of a Privy, at the military officers' quarters, Melbourne. Tenders to re endorsed on the left hand corner, "Tender for Privy." Specification can be seen, and all information obtained, by applying any day between the hours of 10 and 12 o'clock. HENRY GINN, &nbsp; Clerk of Work. &nbsp;
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 5th May, 1846. Rewards for the Discovery of Illicit Distillation. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 5th May, 1846. Stewards for the Discovery of Illicit Distillation. HIS Excellency the Governor has been pleased to direct that the following Rules shall be established in rewarding persons who either directly or indirectly may give information &nbsp; to any Inspector of Distilleries or other Officer of Government, leading to the seizure of an un- licensed Still in any part of the Colony, or infor- mation leading to the conviction of any person engaged either as a principal or authorized Agent in any Licensed Distillery or Rectifying Establishment, of any offence against the Laws &nbsp; which exist for their regulation, or to the dis- &nbsp; covery of any practices in or connected wiith &nbsp; such Establishments by which the Revenue is &nbsp; defrauded. &nbsp; &nbsp; 1 -The Reward to be paid will be a sum never exceeding fifty Pounds, to be determined by the Governor according to the circums...
Clerk of Works' Office, Melbourne, May 27th, 1846. Sale of Stores, considered unfit for Government Service [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
Clerk of Works' Office, Melbourne, May 27th, 1846. Sale of Stores, considered unfit for Government Service TO be sold by Auction, on Friday, the 5th of &nbsp; June, 11 o'clock, at the Colonial Stores, adjoining the Clerk of Works' Office, sundry articles considered unfit for the Colonial Service. By order of his Honor the Superintendent. HENRY GINN. &nbsp; Clerk of Works.
Despatch of Overland Mail. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
Despatch of Overland Mail. NOTICE is hereby given, that from and after Friday next, the 22nd instant, the Mail for Sydney will be despatched from Mel- bourne, during the winter season, at half-past four o'clock, p.m., instead of five, as at present. &nbsp; Letters for Sydney will be received up to five. minutes of the time of despatch. S. J. USSHER, Acting Postmaster. Post Office, Melbourne,. 14th May, 1846.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
JOB PRINTING THE PUBLIC ARE RESPECTFULLY INFORMED, THAT JOB PRINTING &nbsp; OF ALL KINDS, &nbsp; WILL BE EXECUTED AT THE MELBOURNE ARGUS &nbsp; OFFICE, With neatness, accuracy and despatch. &nbsp; The Printer particularly invites attention to his printing of BOOK-WORK, the whole of his type for that purpose being perfectly new, and conse- quently greatly superior to any other office in Melbourne.
Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 12th May, 1846. Occupation Licenses. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
Superintendent's Office Melbourne, 12th May, 1846. Occupation Licenses. AT eleven o'clock on Wednesday, the 24th day of June, 1846, will be put up to auc- tion, at the auction room of Mr. George Sinclair Brodie, Elizabeth-street, Melbourne, the Li- censes to occupy under the regulations of 21st August, 1841, the following portions of land for one year from the 1st July, 1846. Further information respecting the land may &nbsp; be obtained from the Surveyor in charge, and respecting the conditions from the Sub-Trea- surer. The upset price of each lot is £5 per &nbsp; section of 640 acres. 36. Grant, 1066, One thousand and sixty-six acres, parish of Duneed, portions 8 and 9; bounded on the north by the Waurn chain of ponds; on the east by portions 16 and 10; on the south by Crown Land ; and on the west by &nbsp; portion No. 7. 37. Grant, 673, Six hundred and seventy &nbsp; three acres, parish of Carrunge-murnong, por- tion No, 1 ; bounded on the west by ...
Clerk of Works' Office, Melbourne, May 18th, 1846. Notice to Heads of Departments, of the Colonial [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
Clerk of Works' Office, Melbourne, May 18th, 1846. Notice to Heads of Depart- ments, of the Colonial Go- vernment, in the District of Port Phillip. THE notice of the heads of the various pub- lic departments is expressly drawn to His Honor the Superintendent's regulations, issued at the commencement of this year, relative to making all requisitions for Stores, Supplies, and &nbsp; other articles required by them on the first day of each quarter. 1st. All requisitions to be made on the proper printed forms, and each column to be pro- perly filled up, shewing the date of last re- quisition and the quantity in possession, and those articles stated as unserviceable, to be returned into the Colonial Stores, at Mel- bourne, before new supplies can be furnished. 2nd. Should Store's, &c., or repairs to buildings, be urgently required during any intermediate period a supplementary requisition is to be sent to the Clerk of Works accompanied by a &nbsp; report of the ne...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
Domestic Intelligence. LEGISLATION.—The progress of the Bill for the renewal of that monstrous piece of colo- nial legislation—the Bushranging Act—is admi- rably illustrative of the folly of leaving it to a Sydney Legislature to make laws for Port Phil- lip. The Act in question is probably the most unconstitutional measure that was ever allowed to pass into law in any portion of the British empire, its main feature being to empower any- body who fancies he has fallen in with a bush- ranger, to pounce vi et armis upon the object of his suspicions, and without inquiry or further ceremony, carry him off to the nearest watch house and there lodge him in durance vile until a reference to the office of the Principal Superin- tendent of Convicts at Sydney (if perchance the accused has not the means at hand of showing how he came to the colony) determines the suspi- cions of the captor. Nothing but the exigencies of a convict colony could in any way justify the enacting of such a monstrous ...
SUPREME COURT. SECOND TERM, 1846. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
SUPREME COURT. SECOND TERM, 1846. Commences on Wednesday, the 20th May, and ends on Saturday, the 13th June, 1846. Motion Says.—Wednesday, 20th May ; Sa- turday, 23rd May ; Tuesday, 26th May ; Sa- turday, 30th May ; Tuesday, 2nd June ; Satur- day, 6th June; Tuesday, 9th June; Saturday, 13th June. Undefended Causes.—Thursday, 21st May.— All undefended causes to be set down for this day, provided the defendant's time for pleading shall have expired in sufficient time for that pur- pose; and if such time shall not have expired, then such cause may be set down for any day appointed for the trial of defended causes, before a jury of four special jurors. Causes to be tr¡ed before a Jury of four special Jurors.—Friday, 22nd May ; Monday, 25th May, &nbsp; Wednesday, 27th May ; Friday, 29th May ; &nbsp; Monday, 1st June. Causes to be tried before a Jury of twelve per- &nbsp; &nbsp; sons.—Wednesday, 3rd June; Friday, 5th June; Monday, 8th June ; Wednesday, 10th...
THE SQUATTING QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
THE SQUATTING QUESTION. AT length we are in receipt of Lord Stanley's deliverance on the squatting question, and as regular a piece of Stan- leyism it is as it has been our fortune to &nbsp; meet with. His Lordship has received the Report of the Legislative Council on the subject, has read the immense mass of evidence collected by the Select Com- mittee, and he has had interview upon interview with gentlemen from the co- lony, and though one and all are at variance with his views, as expressed in his former despatches, he " sees no rea- son" to alter his opinions. In short, as "Sam Slick" said of him long ago, the &nbsp; focus of his Lordship's telescope is so good that he can see better with it six- teen thousand miles off than the people who are on the spot. The following is Lord Stanley's de- spatch communicating his views in intro- ducing the Bill lately rejected by the Parliament. The Bill itself has been long before the public. It is clear from what his Lordshi...
OURSELVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
OURSELVES. The generosity of our friends and the liberality of our creditors, (the former rarely, and the latter, we believe, never equalled in the Colony), having placed us in a position again to assume the edi- torial chair, a brief reference to our views and intentions for the future is required of us by immemorial custom. On all the grand questions of colonial policy which have been agitated during the many years which have elapsed since the editor of this journal became con- nected with the press of the province, our opinions are known and unchanged, it is unnecessary, therefore, to say more on this subject than that so long as it is our fortune to have the guidance of any por- tion of the Colonial press, our grand aim shall be the promotion of civil and reli- gious liberty throughout the world. In our mode of conducting our editorial duties, however, we propose one grand reform. While it was the fashion of the newspaper press of the province to make the editor of this journal ...
THE DOWNING-STREET DESPATCHES. (From the Sydney Morning Herald.) [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
THE DOWNING-STREET DES- PATCHES. (From the Sydney Morning Herald.) THE subjoined series of despatches from Lord Stanley to Governor Sir George Gipps, are probably the last that will come before us under his Lordship's &nbsp; name. Much has been said by our friends of the London Press especially, in condem- nation of the manner in which he had administered the affairs of that huge de- partment from which he has so suddenly retired. The Spectator, speaking of Lord Stanley's loss of office, calls him " the victim of his own misconduct and incapacity as Minister for the Colonies." These words are easily uttered ; but our own experience in Secretaries of State &nbsp; would lead us rather to say, that we think Lord Stanley has been neither much better nor much worse than his pre- decessors, from Lord Bathurst down- wards. And judging from this experience, and from the known vastness, multipli- city, and diversity of the interests with which the Colonial Minister is entrust...
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 1st May, 1846. Indulgences to Convicts. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 1st May, 1846. Indulgences to Convicts. CIRCUMSTANCES appearing to require a revision of the Regulations under which Tickets-of-Leave and Conditional Pardons are now granted to Prisoners of the Crown in this Colony, his Excellency the Governor is pleased to direct, that the following modifications be adopted in these Regulations from the date hereof- &nbsp; 1. -Without reference to the periods fixed by former Regulations, any Convict who may have served three entire years without punishment, and without any record of misconduct being made against him, may apply in the usual man- &nbsp; ner for a Ticket-of-Leave ; and if on the inves- &nbsp; tigation of his case, he appear to be deserving , of the indulgence, and no legal or other impedi- ment exist to his receiving it, a Ticket-of-Leave will be granted to him, and will remain in force during the Governor's pleasure. 2. -In like manner, any person who may have held a Ticket...
Commercial Entelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
Commercial Intelligence &nbsp; MANILA SUGAR.--We have not heard of a single transaction in the sugar market during the week, nor is there any probability of any considerable operation taking place while the present state of the markets subsist; absolute want of tonnage freights at seven guineas in China, and the high prices asked for raw sugur by the growers, so much so, that no purchase has been made by the clayers, for which reason no sugar of the new crop can be got ready for shipment before the 15th of April. The prices are, 4½ dollars to 5½ dollars per pecul for white clayed, nominal; 2½ dollars to 3 dollars per pecul, for unclayed zeber, sales ; 2½ dollars to 3 dollars for unclayed taal.—-Cigars. The Govern- ment has given notice to the Chamber of Com- merce, that the deliveries of cigars from the fac- tory, have been suspended until suitable leaf ar- rives for wrappers, and the general opinion is, that no cigars will be delivered till the end of February next, at the ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
[ADVERITSEMENT.] To Mr. George Cavenagh, Editor of the Port Phillip Herald. SIR-As the day of reckoning between us is at length at hand, I avail myself of the libe- rality of the Editor of the Melbourne Argus, to place before the public a brief detailed statement of the treatment I have experienced at your hands, &nbsp; and to afford you a last opportunity of saving yourself from the penalty your own misdeeds have brought down upon your own held. When called by the suffrages of my fellow &nbsp; citizens to an office of trust in the municipality, I was the object of your incessant vituperation. &nbsp; My actions were belied, my language distorted and misrepresented, and the basest motives were un- scrupulously imputed to me whenever it was my misfortune to become the object of comment in the columns of the journal of which you are the conductor. Filling an important public office, I knew myself to be amenable to public criticism and should not have complained ...
Bridge Office, Melbourne, 16th May, 1846. Tenders Required. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
Bridge Office, Melbourne,, 16th May, 1846. Tenders Required. NO eligible Tenders having been received for "arch stones"-Tenders will be received from persons willing to contract for supplying cut stone for the Arch of the Bridge over the Yarra Yarra River, at Melbourne, of lime stone or granite ; also for such quantities of the above stone, in the rough, as may be required for the pilasters, cornice, &c. The stone to be delivered on each side the River at the site of the Bridge, in such quantities and of such dimensions, as- may from time to time be required; any further &nbsp; information may be obtained, daily, at this office between the hours of 10 and 12 o'clock. Each Tender to state the price per cubic foot for cut stone, and the price per cubic foot for the stone in the rough, and to contain the following, certificate signed by two responsible persons, with the name of the party tendering inserted in the spaces left blank. We, the undersigned, do hereby agree t...
Shipping Entilligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
Shipping Intelligence ARRIVED. May 29. -Swan, brig, ---tons, Carder, master, from Launceston and Circular Head. Passen- gers--Mrs. Dudley and 2 children, Mrs. James, Misses Ann Cumming, Mr. and Mrs. Shuter and 4 children, J. Norman and child, Miss J. Brown, J. Gibson, Mr. Manton, E. G. Peet, W. Roberts, G. Adderly, B. Green, J. Chambers, S. Hopwood, W. Kerr, B. Green, S. Dunn, M. Green, and T. Chamberlain. From Circular Head--Mr. and Mrs Herring and 2 children, H. J. Emmett, Esq. CLEARED OUT. May 30.--Mary, cutter, Brush, master, for Circular Head, in ballast. SAILED, May 39.--Shamrock, steamer, for Launceston. May 30.--David, for Hobart Town. May 31.-Raven, for Launceston. IMPORTS. &nbsp; May 29.--Swan, brig, from Launceston and Circular Head : 3 Casks ironmongery, 1 case hats, 1 cask hardware, 1 chaise cart, I case saws, 2 casks fruit, 2 horses, 121 bags oats, 8 cases fruit, 2000 paling, 130 bags flour, Order; 3 bags malt, H. A. Smith ; 4 cases paper, 5 pkgs. &nbsp...
Superintendent's office, Melbourne, May 5th, 1846. Occupation Licenses. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 2 June 1846
Superintendent's office, Melbourne, May 5th, 1846. Occupation Licenses. - AT Eleven o'clock on Wednesday, the 24th day of June, 1846, will be put up to Auc- tion, at the auction room of Mr. George Sinclair &nbsp; Brodie, Elizabeth-street, Melbourne, the Licenses &nbsp; to occupy under the Regulations of 21st August, 1841, the following portions of land for one year from the 1st July, 1846.- Further information respecting the land may be obtained fiom the Surveyor in charge, and respecting the conditions, from the Sub-Trea- &nbsp; surer. The upset price of each lot is £5 per &nbsp; section of 640 acres. 1. Bourke, 660, Six hundred and sixty acres, parish of Doutta Galla, portion No. 14 ; bounded on the north by E. J. Brewster's 563 acres pur- chase; on the east by the Moonee Moonee &nbsp; Ponds, and a road one chain wide ; on the south by section No. 6, and on the west by section No. 13. 2. Bourke, 669, Six hundred and sixty-nine acres, parish ...