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THE RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 March 1849
THE RACES. A large number of the sporting com- munity assembled at the Royal Hotel on Saturday evening, to hear the result of the entrances for the various races commencing this morning Soon after nine an adjournment to the ball room took place, and Mr. Chitty announced the following entries, which promise much better sport than we had any rea- son to anticipate. The surprising sea- son that we have had, has at all events, put the course in better order than we ever yet saw it, and considering the pretty full list, we venture to predict a good week's sport By way of afford- ing to all parties on the course, their full share of enjoyment, we would impress upon the stewards the propriety of allowing the horses to be a little more paraded than heretofore , such parties as remain either upon foot, or in their carriages, near the winning post, can form but a vague &nbsp; opinion of the competitors for the prizes, by seeing them whisk past once or twice, at railroad speed, and the...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 March 1849
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. March 24.—Barbara, schooner, 16 tons, Ful- larton, master, from Geelong, with 18 casks tallow, 31 bales wool, 129 hides. March 24—Marmion, brig, 218 tons, Dale, mas- ter, from Shanghai via Singapore. Passengers— Mr. and Mrs. Hume and child, Messrs. Henry Musicer and Henry Gibbs. Heape and Grice, agents. March 26—Spec, schooner, 14 tons, Jones, master, from Geelong, with 12 casks tallow, 40 bales wool. March 26— Sylvanus, schooner, 73 tons, Moodie, master, from HobartTown. Passengers —cabin—Mr. Marsh ; steerage—J. Lucas, B. Naylor, John Howell, P. Smith. F. E. Beaver, agent. CLEARED OUT. March 23.—Diana, brig, 163 tons. Peake, master, for Sydney. Passengers—Cabin—Mrs. Jennings, Messrs. Morris and Cooley. Steerage, —Mr. and Mrs. Harbottle, Mr. and Mrs. Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. O'Connor, Messrs. Harwood and Littlejohn. March 24.— Wuzeer, barque, 625 tons, Sutherland, master, for Adelaide. Passengers— Cabin—Mr and Mrs Symonds, Mrs George Al...
REGISTER! REGISTER! REGISTER! [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 March 1849
REGISTER ! REGISTER ! REGISTER ! The collectors of the lists of voters in the election of members of the Legisla- tive Council, both in the city and district, are now engaged in registering the names of voters, and by the tenth proximo they are required to hand in their returns. In the city this duty is performed by collectors appointed by the Mayor, of whose appointment due notice has been given ; in the district the duty devolves upon the chief constables of the different police districts. The electoral roll now in course of for- mation is unquestionably the most impor- tant ever framed in this province, for from the fact of its continuing in force from 1st June, proximo, to 1st June, 1850, there is every probability that on the electors now returned, will devolve the choice of the first Legislative Coun- cil of the royal province of Victoria. We call upon all those who are entitled to the possession of the elective franchise, to see that their names are duly regis- tered, and the...
PETTY SESSIONS. SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 March 1849
PETTY SESSIONS. &nbsp; &nbsp; Saturday, March 24,1849.I &nbsp; &nbsp; On Saturday an adjourned Court of Petty Sessions was held at the Police Office. The following Magistrates were on the Bench :—His Worship the Mayor, Captain Mair, Captain Hutton, Docta Wilmot, and James Smith, Esq. Confectioners licenses granted, John Yewers, Elizabeth-street ; John M'Wey, Bourke-street. MELBOURNE RACES. Mr. Cavenagh, of the " Brien Bon," obtained permission to erect a booth at the Melbourne Race Course, and k spirits during the Races. Publican's license granted. Thomas M'Neice, "Supreme Court Hotel," La Trobe-street. TRANSFER GRANTED. " The Royal Oak," Elizabeth-street, &nbsp; from John Moodie to David Hill. &nbsp; TRANSFERS POSTPONED. &nbsp; " The Southern Cross," Bourke-street, from James Stewatt Johnstone to Rob Sutherland. &nbsp; "The Australian Hotel," Bourke- street, from John Bourke to Kevin Bethune. The Bench intimated that t...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 April 1849
MARRIED. At George Street, Stranraer, N.B., on the 27th Nov., by the Rev. James Stewart, of Sheuchan, Mr. William Biggam, (late of Port Phillip) to Jane, youngest daughter of the late Mr. McCart- ney, Kirkbride, Kirkholm. Immediately after the ceremony, the happy couple embarked for Australia.
MR. JUSTICE A'BECKETT AND THE PRESS. Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 April 1849
MR. JUSTICE A'BECKETT AND &nbsp; THE PRESS. &nbsp; Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; THERE is an apparent fatality in the pro- ceedings of Mr. Justice a'Beckett—a perfect feyness (as it is expressively termed by the Scotch) which seems likely rapidly to drive him to his downfall. Scarcely has His Honor got rid of one encounter with the Press of the province, which left him in a most humiliating position before the whole community, ere he is again, and most ungraciously involved in a similar mess. Before, it was the freedom of discussion His Honor tried to check ; now it is the faithful reporting of the public proceedings of a legally constituted public body, that is sought to be suppressed. On Saturday, the proprietor of this journal was served with a summons re- quiring his attendance at the Police Office, to-morrow, to answer a charge preferred by the Crown Solicitor, for the publication in this journal on the 1st ...
The Argus EXTRAORDINARY I am in the place where I am demanded of conscience to speak the truth, and therefore the truth I speak, impugn it whos[?] list." MONDAY, APRIL 2, 1849. ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 April 1849
The Argus EXTRAORDINARY &nbsp; I am in the place where I am demanded of conscience to speak the truth, and therefore tbe truth I &nbsp; speak, impugn it whoso list." MONDAY, APRIL 2, 1849. ENGLISH NEWS. THE Lord George Bentinck, with immi- &nbsp; grants, arrived yesterday, bringing news to the 18th December. We hasten to furnish our readers with the principal intelligence which has attracted our ob- servation, but as we are deficient of some of the intermediate dates, since our last publication, we shall most probably have to continue our summary in to- morrow's issue. Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte has been elected President of France, by an overwhelming majority of about seven votes to one over General Ca- vaignac We are not in possession of the final result of the poll, but on the 15th December, although the votes of little more than one half of France were known, he had the absolute ma- jority of the entire number of votes, and nearly a million beyond th...
ENGLISH EXTRACTS. ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE. (From the Times, 14th December, 1848.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 April 1849
ENGLISH EXTRACTS. ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE. (From the Times, 14th December, 1848.) To all appearance the time has arrived when it becomes necessary to pay our homage to Louis Napoleon, the first President of the new French Republic. But how to discharge that duty is the question. Were we ever so desirous to worship the rising sun of France, we should still find it a matter of difficulty. Under what name and quality are we to address him ? For what auspices is he to be congratulated ? What wishes are we to express ? Are we to ask Heaven for a successful presidency or for a length- ened reign ? Is it the maintenance of a policy or the inauguration of an empire which the omens portend? Such ques- tions crowd upon us the moment we turn to the new object of our political regards. The traveller in an unknown region is suddenly ¡ntroduced to a personage who evidently embodies the genius and reli- gion of the place, but whose rank, posi- tion, and attributes are as yet a mystery....
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 April 1849
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. March 30.—Greyhound, schooner, 69 tons, Farley, master, from Geelong, with 137 bales wool, 41 casks, and 2 cases tallow. March 30.—Annie, brig, 178 tons, Hutcheson, master, from Mauritius. Passengers—Captain M'Kenzie and M. R. Montgomery. Westgarth, Ross, and Co., agents. &nbsp; March 31.—Flying Fish, schooner, 122 tons, &nbsp; Clinch, master, from Hobart Town.Passengers, &nbsp; cabin—Mrs. Peace and 2 children, Mr. Lovell and child, Mr and Mrs Coulter and 3 children, Messrs W. J. T. Clarke, M'Laren, and Crany ; steerage—Mrs. Goging and 2 children, Mr and Mrs Lane, Mrs Raine, Mrs Lettuce, and Messrs Pollock, James Bird, Killan, G. Grant. Phil- pott, Brothers, agents. April 1.—Lord George Bentinck, barque, 592 tons, Edward Edgell, H.E.I.CS., commander, from London 17th and the Downs 19th Decem- ber ; Henry Taylor, Esq., M.D. Surgeon Super- &nbsp; intendent, with 243 immigrants. B. Jamison & Co., Agents. |g§f A sch...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 April 1849
Domestic Intelligence. &nbsp; SUPPOSED SUICIDE.—One of the Dis- trict Constables, while walking along the north bank of the Yarra on Saturday morning, found several articles of female attire a little below the Melting Estab- lishments. It is supposed that they belonged to some unfortunate woman who threw herself into the river, and measures have been taken to discover the body. THE CONVICT HANSON.—The sen- tence of death passed upon John Hanson at the February Criminal Sessions, for rape, has been commuted to seven years hard labour upon the roads of the Colony. The Commander of the Forces, who is Acting Governor during Sir Charles Fitz Roy's absence from Sydney, granted the commutation. SERIOUS ACCIDENT. — Yesterday morning an accident occurred at the junction of Swanston and Collins-streets, which it is feared will be attended with fatal results. A Mr. Townend, his wife and two children, together with a Mrs. Cæsar and her son, a lad about 14 years old, were driving in a ja...
NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 3 April 1849
NOTICE. &nbsp; &nbsp; THE bay mare, filly foal at side, ad- vertised to be sold on the 29th March, described C over G, should be C or G, will be sold on the 17th April next. 3s 6d THOMAS SEALE, &nbsp; Poundkeeper.
BARWON DAM. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 3 April 1849
BARWON DAM. &nbsp; 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, &nbsp; Melbourne; or, deposited in the box marked " Tender for Works and Stores," at the western entrance of the Government Offices. &nbsp; 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 The Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. Bridge Office, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Melbourne, March 20, 1849. &nbsp;
THE SAVINGS BANK. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 3 April 1849
THE SAVINGS BANK. &nbsp; The public will be glad to learn that the energetic managers of this valuable in- stitution, we beg pardon, this institution which might be made so valuable, have decided upon increasing the hours of at- tendance, from two hours and a half to four whole hours in the week, viz., one hour on Monday, one on Wednesday, and one on Saturday, for receiving de- posits, and one hour on Wednesday for making payments. We have not yet heard what increase of salary is to be considered an equivalent for this super- human exertion ; nor how far the in- terest upon deposits is to be diminished, to provide for the increase of the said salary. &nbsp; &nbsp;
Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 26th March, 1849. THIRTY POUNDS REWARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 3 April 1849
Superintendent's Office, . Melbourne, 26th March, 1849. THIRTY POUNDS REWARD. WHEREAS it has been represented to Government that on the morning of the 25th instant, the Mail Cart conveying the mails from the Port- land line of road for Melbourne, was stopped upon the high road by two armed men, by whom the entire number of mails and their contents were taken. I hereby give notice, in the name of his Excellency the Governor, that a re- ward of Thirty Pounds will be paid to any person or persons who may give such information as shall lead to the appre- hension and conviction of the parties guilty of the above robbery. In His Excellency's name, C. J. LA TROBE. &nbsp;
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 15th March, 1849. PORT PHILLIP. DEPARTMENT OF CUSTOMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 3 April 1849
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 15th March, 1849. PORT PHILLIP. DEPARTMENT OF CUSTOMS. HIS Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified, that the Lords Com- missioners of Her Majesty's Treasury have been pleased to appoint Mr. Hugh Miller Guthrie, to be Landing Waiter and Tide Surveyor at Williams Town, in the Port of Mel- bourne. By His Excellency's Command, E. DEAS THOMSON.
PORT PHILLIP (Published by Authority.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 3 April 1849
PORT PHILLIP (Published by Authority.) | IMPOUNDED at Barwon- ; 1 bay mare, short switch tail, white spots on back, A near side under sad- dle 1 bay colt, black points, switch tail, same brand 1 bay colt, black points, long tail, same brand 1 black colt, near hind foot white, same brand 1 bay filly, spot on forehead, white hind feet, same brand , l'bay filly, black points, white blaze down face 1 bay colt, black points, spot on forehead, same biand 1 bay mare, black points,y near shoulder, with colt foal 1 light bay filly, black points, y near shoulder 1 brown filly, white blaze down face, fore feet and off hind foot white, sup-, posed A near shoulder. If not claimed to be sold on the 20th April, 1849. 8s 3d N. TREBECK, Poundkeper. IMPOUNDED at Barwon 1 iron grey mare, black points, B near shoulder, with filly foal 1 bay mare, white blaze down face, white fore feet 1 bay horse, white spot on forehead, &nbsp; switch tail, white hind feet and saddle marked 1 bay colt, white fe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 3 April 1849
JTQ3 7RSNTZN&. ^- ^ .i¿c JRB nSSPECTFOLLT INFORMED, THAI %M ¡printing OF ALL EIADS, WILL E* BXBOBTKO AT ;SB ABOVS OFFICE, With neatness, accuracy, and despatch. Tht Printer particularly invites attention to his printing of BOOK-WORK, the whole of his type for that purpose being ?perfectly new, and conse iumtly greatly superior to any other office in Milbourne. SUBSCRIBERS to the Anous both in town and country, who have to complain of the irregular receipt of that pnper, aro respectfully re- quested to muire the same known at the Office, in order thot for tho future, punctuality in the delivery muy be injured. HTQTECS POUND-KEEPERS and others requiring the publication of advertisements in the Govehnmfnt Gazette, are requested to forward (heirnotices, from this date to the Aitous Oßct, Collins-street, the Gazette being now printed at that office. Sogister of Strayed Cattle, AT the request of a number of our subscribers we have opened at the Publishing Office of this Journal, u...
Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 28th March, 1849. TEN POUNDS REWARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 3 April 1849
Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 28th March, 1849. TEN POUNDS REWARD. WHEREAS it has been represented to her Majesty's Government, that John Jeremiah Coghlan, a Bailiff of the Court of Requests, Melbourne, was stopped at Bruce's Creek, 12 miles from Geelong, about 12 o'clock iu the day, by two men, whose descriptions are given herewith ; by whom he was robbed of eight pounds in money, and two cheques drawn by Michael Connolly for Mr. &nbsp; Rutledge, on Bank of Australasia, Mel- &nbsp; bourne, for £5 and £1 10s. respectively, I hereby give notice in the name of &nbsp; of his Excellency the Governor, that a reward of Five Pounds will be paid for the apprehension of either of the parties whose descriptions are given below. In his Excellency's name, C. J. LA TROBE. Michael Hammersley, alias long Mike Height, about 5 feet 9 inches Complexion, sallow No whiskers, very young looking, and walks very upright, generally wears a blue shirt, with braces outside, cab-...
PUBLIC POUND. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 3 April 1849
PUBLIC POUND. NOTICE is hereby given that, the Public Pound at Footscray, in the &nbsp; County of Bourke, will be removed from its present site to Braybrook, near Solo- mon's Ford in the said County, and that the same shall be henceforth called the Braybrook Pound. By order of the Bench of Magistrates, ROBERT CADDEN, Clerk Petty Sessions, County Bourke. Police Office, Melbourne, March 27th, 1849.