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Sales effected this week by Messrs, Bear and Son:— [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 20 March 1849
Sales effected this week by Messrs. Bear and Son:— &nbsp; Fat Cattle.—Eighty-seven head of cows and bullocks of very inferior quality, sold at auction at from 30s to 55s each, or about 7s 6d per 100lbs ; fat calves sold at from 8s to 12s each. Store Cattle.—A lot of lean steers sold at 14s, and a mixed lot at from 9s to 11s each. &nbsp; Working Bullocks.— Four, bows and yokes given in, sold at £7 per pair. Sheep —400 fat wethers sold at 5 6d and 5s 9d each, or nearly 1¼d per lb. Horses.—About 17 were offered at the weekly sale on Thursday, out of which 11 found purcha- sers; useful hacks sold at £8 to £13 each ; colts &nbsp; and fillies, just broken in, from 5 to 8 guineas, and rough hacks from 4 to 8 guineas ; a useful draft horse fetched £14. &nbsp; The supply of Fat Cattle in the market this week has been limited, and the quality very indilferent; good quality would sell at 9s per 100lbs. Fat Wethers were also improving in price; first quality bein...
PORTLAND LAND SALE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 20 March 1849
PORTLAND LAND SALE. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The sale of suburban allotments on Wednesday &nbsp; was well attended, and the bidding spirited. The whole were sold with the exception of a few, which were badly situated and thickly timbered The following ¡s the result: — PER ACRE. No a r f £ s. d. 1—2 3 35, Captain M'Pherson 7 2 6 2—2 3 9. George Wright ..8 8 0 3—2 3 36, Donald Cameron 8 10 0 4—3 0 24, Edward Moon.... 6 17 6 5—2 2 20, James Blair. 5 10 0 6—3 2 29, Thomas Wilkinson 8 15 0 7—3 0 32, Sam. Hutchinson 7 0 0 8—3 0 8, Sam. Hutchinson 6 10 0 9—4 0 0, Sam. Hutchinson 5 12 6 &nbsp; 10—4 0 0, Sam. Hutchinson 5 15 0 11—4 0 0, F. Jarrett, 6 0 6 12—2 2 26, Thomas Smith .. 7 15 0 &nbsp; 13—3 1 22, F. Jarrett. 6 0 0 14—4 2 30, Patrick Bergin .. 5 15 0 15—5 2 19, No Offer 16—4 2 0, Michael Wholly.. 5 0 0 17—4 2 0, No Offer 18—4 2 0, No Offer 19—2 3 29, William Jones .. 6 17 6 20-2 3 13, James Blair. 5 0 0 21—3 2 18, Horace Flower ..5 0 0 22—3...
MR. KENNEDY'S EXPEDITION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 20 March 1849
MR. KENNEDY'S EXPEDITION. The following is the account of Mr. Carron, the botanist to the expedition, of the fearful sufferings, anxieties and dangers, to which the survivors of this unfortunate party were exposed. It re- quires, the perusal of such scenes as these, to teach us properly to estimate the ser- vices of our Leichhardts, Mitchcls, and Strzelecki. JOURNAL OF MR. CARRON. Arrived in Rockingham Bay on the 21st May, 1848; los.t one horse on the voyage ; horses landed on the 24th May ; one drowned swimming them ashore. 25th. We got the rest of our things on shore, end removed them toa convenient camping place* 20th to 20th. Very wet. 30th. Mr. Kennedy and three others go out to see which is the best way for us to go, June 2nd. Mr. K. returns, finding it impossible to get away to the northward, it being notbing but thick scrub and swamp ; Mr. K, thinks ths only way to get clear of the swamps is to get nearer the mountain south oi our camp. .5 th. We start, having a large river ...
THE BUILDING SOCIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 20 March 1849
THE BUILDING SOCIETIES. We now present our readers with a Table, which all parties interested in these Societies, will find wenl worthy an attentive perusal. In this calculation, a loan from the Society is put upon the footing of any ordinary loan, repayable STATEMENT of the rate of Interest paid by a purchaser of Five Shares from a Building Society, at a discount varying from £60 to £85, and the duration of the Society calculated at eight, nine and ten years. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Amount of Loan from the Society, at foregoing rates. £ s. d. 300 300 > 300 275 275 275 250 250 250 225 225 225 200 200 200 175 175 175 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Annual payment of £42, remaining of subscription and redemption money on five shares. Reduction of loan £ s. d. 37 10 0 33 6 8 30 0 0 34 7 6 30 11 1¼ 27 10 0 31 5 0 27 1...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 20 March 1849
Domestic Intelligence. The Theatre.—A new season at this establishmcnt is to commence to-morrow evening, and we are glad to hear that additional strength is to be enlisted, a higher grade of per- formances to be attempted, and a more respectable auditory to be aimed at. Some improvement has long been wanted, and we feel convinced that Melbourne is now a place of sufficient import- ance, and that there is ample disposition for rati- onal recreation amongst us, to encourage the management in some attempt at elevating the character of the performances. Mr. and Mrs. &nbsp; &nbsp; Young, favourably remembered as forming a portion of Coppin's admirable corps, are expected shortly, with a Mrs. Thomson from Van Di-emen's Land, and Mr. Hyde from Sydney, whose crisp, naive and gentlemanly manner places him at the head of the actors of genteel comedy in these colonies. repaid. The sixth column states the total amount of such balances, or the whole amount of interest paid upon f...
THE GOVERNOR'S VISIT. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 20 March 1849
The Governor's Visit. The Thames, steamer, having on board his Ex- cellency the Governor, accompanied by his Honor the Superintendent, Lieut. Masters, (Aid- de-Camp), Mr. Fitz Roy, (Private Secretary), &nbsp; Mr. Powlett, (Commissioner of Crown Lands), Captain Mair, (Commandant of Mounted Police), and Mr Dana, (Commandant of Native Police), arrived in Corio Bay at half-past three o'clock on Thursday afternoon, and moored alongside the Geelong jetty, where his Excellency was received &nbsp; by the principal local Government Officers, and on landing was saluted with three hearty cheers from the assembled spectators who are variously computed at from twelve to fifteen hundred. His Excellency proceeded direct to Mack's Hotel, where a suite of apartments had been prepared for his reception, and after resting some time pro- ceeded on horseback accompanied by a consider- able cavalcade, to inspect the town and suburbs. In the evening, his Excellency entertained a select com...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 20 March 1849
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. March 17—Mary, cutter, 20 tons, Wick, master, from Geelong, with 23 bales wool. March 17—Mercury, schooner, 26 tons, Shade, master, from Geelong, with 600 hides and 15 casks tallow. March 19—River Chief, brig, 159 tons, Marr, &nbsp; master, from Hobart Town. Passengers—Messrs J. Simmons, C. Balham, F. Roberts, H. Sulli- van, S. Percival, W. Wilson, J. Rice, T. Roomes, J. Greenham, George Williams, J. Kelly, J. Phillip, Livingston, Brown, P. Newland, T. Speed. E. E. Beaver, agent. March 19— Circassian, schooner, 112 tons, Smith, master, from Hobart Town. Passengers —Mr. VVm. Elliott, Mrs. Elliott, and two chil- dren, Mrs. Barclay, Miss Barclay, Mrs. Mudie. Philpott Brothers, agent. March 19 — Alexander, schooner, 18 tons, Guillan, master, from Geelong, with 32 bales wool, 6 casks and 2 cases tallow. March 19—Raven, brig, 170 tons, Bell, master from Launceston. Passengers—cabin—Lieut. Wettenhall, Mr. and Mrs. Brown, Mr. Manifold, Mrs. Bell and s...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 20 March 1849
J Somrstic inUlUwm, Police Office -At the police court on Thursday on old offender, Ann White, an ínieterate drunkard, was sentenced by his Worship the Mayor, to three months' imprisonment.-Mary Bradley, keeper of a house of ill-fame in Vmge's-lane, was fully committed for trial on a charge of knocking down and robbing an oyster man named J air es Falchon.- Messrs. Booth and Argyle, butchers, were fined 40s. and 16s. 6d. costs, upon an informa- tion filed against them by the Town In- spector for a breach of the Towns Police Act, in allowing blood to flow from their premises into Flinders-lane --On Fri- day last two females of abandoned habits, named Sarah Haywood and Lucy Bassett, were brought belore the police bench on a charge uf \agrancy, the former was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, and the latter was discharged.-A man named John Doherty was fined £5, or two months' imprisonment, for knocking down and otherwise ill-treating one Alexander Chisholm, in Flinders lane on T...
The Argus. I am in the place where I am demanded of conscience to speak the truth, and therefore the truth I speak, impugn it whose list." TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1849. NO POLLUTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 20 March 1849
The Argus. &nbsp; I am in the place where I am demanded of conscience to speak the truth, and therefore the truth I speak, impugn it whoso list." &nbsp; TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1849. No Pollution. We cannot even imagine language suffi- ciently powerful to express the un- bounded gratification we feel at having it in our power to announce that Port Phil- lip is not to be subjected to the stain of pollution—that convictism is to have no abiding place amongst us. The report of the interview with his Excellency the Governor, of the deputa- tion appointed at the late public meet- ing, which is given in another column, furnishes this welcome intelligence. No convicts are to be landed here, and any that may arrive are to be ordered off to Sydney. It of course does not detract from the pleasure we enjoy in communi- cating this joyous intelligence, that we feel we may very fairly take cre- dit to ourselves for having done some- thing in bringing about this happy con- summation. Un...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 20 March 1849
NOTICE 117 E, the uridersifj; TICE. * limned, hithjrrt« ness unde/ t! rrto carry Ron business iindef the s y le or furn of Austin »fid Thornas, Brick- layers and Building"Contractors,of Mel- bourne, have this/day dissolved rartner ship hy mutual pensent. / All debts due/to the said firsn are re- quested to h/ paid ti/ Mose/ Thomas, forthwith, at/a all debts due ty the firm will be discharged by/him, me being ap- pointed by its to wiiifl up tire business of the firm.-Dated March, a.d 1849/ Signed/ iis nineteenth day of ? W. AUSTIN JOHNT HOMAS MOSES THOMAS. Witness-A RCHD. AITKEN NIEL k'ARTHUR JOHN FRAZAR. _,_ W A REGULAR TRADER. FOR PORT FAIRY AND PORTLAND. ^oner " WAVE," lu-., master, is now Quean's Wharf, for tberobove ports A Forfrtight or passage Apply tome matter on board, or to I I C/ «c J. I/SMITH, Bank Place, 17th March, l8 For Adelaide, Swansea, and Liver- pool. 450 tons MARTIN LUTHJ register, This v Md carrai Fur fi( Hutton, /ton, Command 'greater paf^elTpftyfr cargo en des...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 20 March 1849
JOB PRINTING. A1) HlffitlC &lt;»» 11KSPKOÏFPLLT INFORM««, «Al OF' ALL KIAD.S, «ILL I« IXIÇOTIO AT ^r»»&BfivÍ9 o.p.rxob, Wild n*itn«sj,aceurasy,and despatch. The Prtntrr particularly invites attention to hit "rmrni» of BOOK-WORK, the whole of his type f,t thal purpose being perfectly new, and conse- quently greatly superior to any other office m albourne. m KOTICE POUND-KEEPERS and other» repining tfi« publication of udi)nrtj«mi>tH iii. (ft« GoVKii'iMENT Gazette, or« requested to forward their nptices, /inn» this date to the A rous Office, Collins-sHeet, the Gazbttb being ««iprinted at that office. Register of Strayed Cattle, AT the re&lt;i««t of a number of our subscribers we have opened at the Publishing Office of this Journal, a Registry of Strayed Cattle, with the view of enabling the owners io recover their miling stock ut 9mall expense. We have, therefore, to invite settlers who moy hmcstinyed cattle on their runs, to furnish to this office a descript...
Original Poetry. POLLUTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 20 March 1849
Original Poetry. POLLUTION. As on my bed I lay asleep, I had a dream; &nbsp; Up in the box, while watching sheep, This was the theme— &nbsp; How we should live with his Honor's tricks, &nbsp; By getting out some more convicts; &nbsp; &nbsp; But first you must all be aware I read the news In Mr. Wilson's Argus; there &nbsp; 'Twas not abtruse. 'Twas plain as man could have it be, At least, 'twas plain enough for me; I thought on each Australian son, What they would do, When with vile convicts overrun, &nbsp; And Pentons too! &nbsp; I dreamt that they'd be driven mad, &nbsp; Or ruin'd quite, which is as bad. His Honor must'nt had much on hand, When he wrote home For a disgraceful convict band, &nbsp; Here free to roam, With Tickets-of-leave, and such like stuff, &nbsp; As if we hadn't got rogues enough; &nbsp; But Governors are learn'd men, &nbsp; So ran my dream; &nbsp; They...
WILLIAMS TOWN JETTY. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 23 March 1849
WILLIAMS TOWN JETTY. &nbsp; TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday, the 31st instant, from parties willing to contract for extending the Jetty at Williams Town with stone. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Williams Town Jetty," and deposited in the box marked "Tenders for Works and Stores," at the western entrance of the Government Offices. Plan and specification can be seen at the undermentioned office. &nbsp; &nbsp; The Government will not necessarily accept the lowest tender. &nbsp; By order of his Honor The Superintendent, &nbsp; DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. Bridge Office, &nbsp; Melbourne, 20th March, 1849.
MECHANICS' SCHOOL OF ARTS, GEELONG. To His Excellency Sir Charles Augnstus Fitz Roy, Knight, Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the Territory of New South Wales and its Dependencies. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 23 March 1849
MECHANICS' SCHOOL OF ARTS, GEELONG. To His Excellency Sir Charles Augustus Fitz Roy, Knight, Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the Territory of New South Wales and its &nbsp; Dependencies. &nbsp; May it please your Excellency, the Resident Members of the Geelong Me- chanics' Institute and School of Arts, hasten to tender their sincere congratu- lations to your Excellency on your aus- picious arrival in this interesting portion of the Australian Territory ; an event at this time peculiarly pleasing, for while it affords us the opportunity of expres- sing our warm attachment to the Person and Government of our beloved Sove- reign, we can also render to Her Ma- jesty's representative, our grateful ac- knowledgments for the interest so promptly exercised in our behalf, as evinced in your Excellency's reply to our application from the Revenue, in aid of our infant institution. The thriving appearance of our Town and District is calculated to excite feel- ings of su...
ORPHAN IMMIGRANT BARRACKS [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 23 March 1849
ORPHAN IMMIGRANT BARRACKS TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday the 31st instant, from persons willing to contract for the erec- tion of an Orphan Immigrant Barracks in Melbourne. Tenders to be sealed, endorsed "Ten- der for Orphan Barracks," and deposited in the box marked "Tenders for Works and Stores, " at the western entrance to the Government Offices. Plans and Specification can be seen and all information obtained at the un- dermentioned office. The Government will not necessarily accept the lowest tender. By order of his Honor, The Superintendent, HENRY GINN, Clerk of Works. &nbsp; Public Works Office, Melbourne, March 20th, 1849.
BARWON DAM. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 23 March 1849
BARWON DAM. TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday the 7th April next, from parties willing to contract for repairing the Dam across the Barwon River, Gee- long. Tenders to be endorsed "Tender for Barwon Dam," and forwarded under co- ver to his Honor the Superintendent, Melbourne ; or, deposited in the box marked " Tender for Works and Stores," at the western entrance of the Government Offices. Plan and Specification can be seen at the Police Office, Geelong and the un- dermentioned office. The Government will not not necessa- rily accept the lowest tender. By order of his Honor &nbsp; The Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. Bridge Office, &nbsp; Melbourne, March 20, 1849. &nbsp;
INHABITANTS OF GEELONG AND DISTRICT OF GRANT. To His Excellency Sir Charles Augustus Fitz Roy, Knight, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Territory of New South Wales and its dependencies, &c., &c., &c. Sir, [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 23 March 1849
INHABITANTS OF GEELONG AND DISTRICT OF GRANT. To His Excellency Sir Charles Augustus Fitz Roy, Knight, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Territory of New South Wales and its de- pendencies, &c. &c. &c. Sir, We, the undersigned inhabitants of Geelong and District of Grant, respect- fully approach Your Excellency to ten- der our joyous congratulations on the occasion of Your Excellency's visit to this remote district. As dutiful subjects of Our Most Gra- cious Sovereign Queen Victoria we avail ourselves of this opportunity to express to you, as Her Representative, our con- tinued loyalty and attachment to Her Person and Government. Believing as we do, that Your Excel- lency has ever been actuated by an earnest desire to promote the moral and physical welfare of the people over whom you have been placed, we look forward to the most gratifying results arising from Your Excellency's becoming personally conversant with the capabilities of this district a...
TENDERS REQUIRED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 23 March 1849
TENDERS REQUIRED. &nbsp; TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday the 31st instant, from parties willing to contract for laying down a " Wooden Shoot " under the approaches to the Queen's Wharf, Melbourne. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Shoot " and deposited in the box marked "Tenders for Works and Stores," at the western entrance of the Government Offices. Specification can be seen and every in- formation obtained at the undermentioned office. The Government will not necessarily accept the lowest tender. By order of his Honor The Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. &nbsp; &nbsp; Bridge Office, Melbourne, March 13, 1849.
HIS EXCELLENCY'S VISIT. ADDRESSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 23 March 1849
HIS EXCELLENCY'S VISIT. Addresses. The following congratulatory Ad- dresses were presented to the Governor during his Excellency's visit to the Port Phillip District. [The addresses from the Clergy of Melbourne ; the Town Council ; the inhabitants of Melbourne ; and Me- chanics' School of Arts, Melbourne, have already appeared in our columns.]
TENDERS REQUIRED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 23 March 1849
TENDERS REQUIRED. &nbsp; No eligible tender for Piles for the &nbsp; North Beach Jetty having been de- livered, fresh tenders for the same will &nbsp; be received until noon of Saturday, the 31st instant. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Piles, North Beach Jetty," and deposited in the box marked " Tenders for Works and Stores," at the western entrance of the Government offices. Specification can be seen at the under- mentioned office. The Government will not necessarily accept the lowest lender. By order of his Honor, The Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. &nbsp; Bridge Office, &nbsp; Melbourne, 20th March, 1849. &nbsp; &nbsp;