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ENGLISH EXTRACTS. REFLECTIONS ON ITS OWN RETROSPECT. (From the Times, 3rd January, 1849.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
ENGLISH EXTRACTS. Reflections on its own retrospect. &nbsp; (From the Times, 3rd January, 1849.) The retrospect which we presented on &nbsp; Monday of the commercial vicissitudes of the last eventful year is so suggestive of useful and even encouraging reflections, that we select one or two of its most conspicuous points; not only for a more particular illustration, but in order to recal the entire summary to the reader's memory. The year 1848 opened gloomily enough. The Continent, it is true, was apparently tranquil. The diplomatic combats in one peninsula, and the liberal movements in another, threatened no very serious influence upon European prosperity, nor was the calm of the poli- &nbsp; tical horizon actually disturbed in any &nbsp; quarter excepting the insular dominions &nbsp; of the Neapolitan Sovereign. Yet, not- withstanding this absence of any definite or palpable portent, misgivings of the future were serious in the extreme. The ...
PROCLAMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
PROCLAMATION. By His Excellency Sir Charles Augustus Fitz Roy, Knight Com- panion of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order, Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief in and over her Majesty's Territory of New South Wales and its Dependencies, and Vice- Admiral of the same, &c., &c., &c. &nbsp; I, SIR CHARLES AUGUSTUS FITZ ROY, the Governor afore- &nbsp; said, do by this my Proclamation, pub- licly notify and declare, that her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen has been pleased by the Order in Council hereto annexed, to make and establish the addi- tional Rules and Regulations therein contained, for regulating the occupation of Waste Lands of the Crown, in the Colony of New South Wales ; and the period of six months having duly elapsed since the said Order in Council was laid before Parliament, I do further hereby notify and proclaim, that such Rules and Regulations shall and will come into effect within the said colony, on and from the date of this my ...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
Domestic Intelligence. &nbsp; &nbsp; English.—The Colonial Times, a Hobart Town journal, quoting English news to the 3rd January, says:—" News from Van Die- &nbsp; men's Land to the 3rd August, and from Sydney to the 10th August, had been received, The pro- ceedings of the non-election faction of Port Phillip had excited some mirth. It is considered that the Melbourne people, by the election of Earl Grey and others, have disfranchised them- selves." [Of course they did; they refused to recognise the farce of representation in Sydney &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; as enfranchisement, and would not have the shadow, if they could not have the substance.— Ed.A.] &nbsp; Sydney.—The Governor returned to Sydney on the 21st instant.—The Sydney Morning Herald states that Mr. Lyons, m agent for the Bank of Australia, has received noll« from the Attorney-General that the second lottery of the Bank property will not be allowed.— &nbsp; &...
SYDNEY. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPODENT.] [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
&nbsp; &nbsp; SYDNEY. &nbsp; [From our own correspondent.] &nbsp; The news of to-day is brief, but import- ant.—The Anti-Transportation Deputies have had an interview with the Governor, who tells them that what he said at Port Phillip has been misunderstood. He has no power, he says, to prevent the import- ation of Prisoners, or their distribution in the Country, and Port Phillip must bear their share of them, as well as the Middle District. Those who land at Melbourne, how- ever, will be only prisoners with condi- tional Pardons, but in this part of the country we shall have Ticket of Leave holders, and every other class of convict. Under these circumstances, a disturbance of some description is pretty certain. The Executive Council have ordered the execution of Richardson, the Camp- belltown murderer, to take place on the &nbsp; &nbsp; 7th of May. &nbsp; &nbsp;
THE BUILDING SOCIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
THE BUILDING SOCIETIES. &nbsp; We have to thank some of the gentle- men of the Committee of the Victoria Building Society, for showing us that a portion of our calculations upon these societies are founded upon a wrong basis, the position of the borrower being more favorable as compared with that of the depositor, than we were led by our calculations to believe. In treating of a subject of so compli- cated a nature, we lake no great sh/Je to ourselves for having erred. We have given the subject much consideration and have only been guided by a wish to place the woikings of these societies in a correct and intelligible shape before our readers. We shall take the first opportunity which our space will afford to show how far we have gone wrong and to complete our treatment of the subject.
THE CITY OF MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
THE CITY OF MELBOURNE. The Valuators, appointed by the Corpo- ration, have finished their labours, in furnishing a new assessment for the City, with the exception of about half- a-dozen cases ordered for re-valuation, yesterday, by the Committeee of the whole Council, appointed for the purpose of hearing appeals. The new assessment shows an enor- mous increase, both in the number and value of the buildings in the City, as compared with last year, as will be mani- fest from the following Returns.* NUMBER OF HOUSES. Total number of houses 2,819 Increase during the year. 3,246 427 AMOUNT OF VALUATION. Ward. &nbsp; Gipps. Bourke . La Trobe .. Lonsdale ...... Total amount of valuation.... £ 1848 £13,845 11,021 21,101 25,722 10s. 71,689 10s. Increase on the year ........ £ 25,588 10s. 1849 £23,113 15,852 27,263 31,070 97,278 The greatest increase, both in the number of houses and value of property, is in Gipps Ward, and is attributable to the springing up of almost a new town, nor...
THE TALLOW POT. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
THE TALLOW POT. &nbsp; &nbsp; A flock of 3000 wethers, the property of Mr. W.I.T. Clarke, was last week, boiled down, at the establishment of Messrs. Philpott, and yielded an average of 40⅛lb each. There is something in this, which should be suggestive to our squatters. It is almost unnecessary to say, that these wethers were pretty nearly pure Leices- ter, a breed for which Mr. Clarke has long been celebrated. At this time when the price of wool is putting our settlers so severely to their shifts, we think the question might fairly be ar- gued, whether a very large portion of their number have not long been on the wrong tack altogether; whether the wool bale has not held too sovereign a supremacy over the, tallow cask. We know that the Leicester cry is an un- popular one ; that the fine wool rivalry (wholesome enough in its way,) has led to an utter intolerance, among the set- tlers, of any mention of a cross; and that a hint of the possibility of the su- perior pro...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. &nbsp; April 28— Circassian, schooner, 112 tons, Smith, master, from Hobart Town. Passengers &nbsp; — Mrs. and Maria Fitzgerald, Messrs. Joseph Chinn, J. Collins, and Fitzgerald. R. Philpott, agent. April 28 —Sylvanus. schooner, 73 tons, James &nbsp; Moodie, master, from Hobart Town 20th instant. Passengers—Cabin—Mr D. G M'Arthur, Mr Edwards, 1 in the steerage. F. E Beaver, agent. April 28—Fairy, schooner, 29 tons, R. Jen- nings, master, from Circular Head 19th instant, with two steerage passengers. T. H. Power, agent. April 20— River Chief, brig. 159 tons, Mathews, commander, from Hobart Town 24th instant. Passengers—Cabin—Mr. and Mrs Livingstone and 3 children, and 11 in the steerage F. E. Beaver, agent. April 30.—Pilot, schooner, 90 tons, Fisher, master, from Hobart Town. Passenger—Mr. Russell. April 30—Ariel, schooner, 75 tons, Dobson, master, from Newcastle, 9th instant. G. F Beaver, agent. April 30—Lillias, schooner, 87 t...
COURT OF REQUESTS FOR THE TOWN OF MELBOURNE AND COUNTY OF BOURKE. £30 JURISDICTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
COURT OF REQUESTS FOR THE &nbsp; TOWN OF MELBOURNE AND &nbsp; COUNTY OF BOURKE. &nbsp; &nbsp; £30 JURISDICTION. &nbsp; NOTICE is hereby given, that the Court of Requests for the Town of &nbsp; Melbourne and County of Bourke, with Jurisdiction to £30, will be holden at the Court House, Collins-street, Melbourne, on Thursday the 7th and following days of June next, at the hour of nine o'clock in the forenoon. Plaints must be delivered at the offlce of the Registrar, on or before Tuesday, the 29th day of May next. Defences or set-offs must be filed on or before Saturday the 2nd of June next. Every plaint, defence, or set-off must have the name, residence, and place of business of the plaintiff and defendant, or of the attorney of the plaintiff and de- fendant written thereon. In defended cases the defence or set- off must be in accordance with the forms prescribed by the late Rules of Court. By order of the Commissioner, &nbsp; J....
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 whoso list." TUESDAY, MAY, 1, 1849. NO CONVICTS! [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
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 whoso list." TUESDAY, MAY, 1, 1849. N0 CONVICTS ! The report which our Sydney Corres- pondent gives of the result of the inter- view of the Sydney Anti-Transportation Committee with the Governor, as given in another column, might, if published without explanation, excite apprehension in the community that his Excellency contemplates breaking faith with the people of this Province, and that the inundation of convicts from the mother country with which we were threatened by Earl Grey is still contemplated. We hasten, therefore, to assure our readers that nothing of the kind ¡s to be dreaded. The Governor did not pro- mise to relieve us from farther importa- tions of Pentonvillainy should any such be contemplated, but he gave us the most distinct and unmistakeable assur- ance that he had interposed his autho- rity to prevent convicts under sentence from landing ...
Original Poetry. THE PRESS SHALL BE FREE[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
Original Poetry. THE PRESS SHALL BE FREE ! You may talk of your glorious freedom, Your laws, and your charters of Right; But where are they now when we need 'em, Alas ! have they all ta'en to flight? Shall we suffer the tyrants to drive us, Who call ourselves Britons and free; &nbsp; Shall we suffer them now to deprive us Of the standard of true liberty. What! shall the Republic of letters By the chains of oppression be bound ; Shall opinion be galled by their fetters, And sink into darkness profound ! Arise ! if there's spirit among us, Shall we turn from the contest and flee ; Arise against those who would wrong us, Hurrah ! for the Press shall be free. The Press shall be free, for we prize it — We are not afraid of a frown. The truth! we shall never disguise it, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Hurrah ! we will not be put down.
Select Poetry. BIDE A WEE BIT. TO TAM RODGERSON. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
Select Poetry. BIDE A WEE BIT. TO TAM RODGERSON. That the warld aye keeps turning, philosophers say, And naething maun stand still 's the rule o' the day; When things canna get waur, Tam, 'tis folly to fret, They'll turn and get better, Tam—bide a wee bit ; &nbsp; They may smoor up the ingle, to keep down the lowe &nbsp; O' knowledge ; but yinöe get it into the paw, How it gathers and smudges, until it's ower bet, Then it bursts wi' a fury, Tam !—bide a wee bit. The langer we live, the mair strange sights we see, Is an auld farrant proverb—what's mair, 'tis nae lee ! For wiser and wiser we ilka day get, Till we make the warld better, Tam—bide a wee bit. They may cry against steam, as a curse to the land, And rail against railways they canna withstand ; But they will be a blessing, I'll wager you yet, To them that come after us—bide a wee bit! &nbsp; There's plenty o' room in this warld for us a', &nbsp; If the great folk wad britherly look on the sma'...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
For London Direct. THE first-class ship ATHE- NIAN, A. W. Taylor, ¡ttkinn 1er, having taken in three iths of her «rgoat^PoTtlajid, Ti fill upjuíW^PÓru fojçfyîght _ _nt ac oVihf eVpeAeficcd surgeon on Melbourne, April 19,1849. WATSON & WIGHT, Market Square. THE undersigned, who is i and haï had the a/vuntag 'neal gardene _ if several years experience m the extexiSive gardens of bu Grace tbe Duke of Sutherland, is de/irous of/naming employment us n jibing gautener, byrne gentle' men of the cityyoT Welbourne and ijf immediate vicinity AppJ (OBERTyGRANT, Kingtree!, )pposite tbe Fitz Roy Arms, Melbourne, April 30tb 1849 T'arma to X>et. H R Pt FA R VIS on the Darebin Creek, about ti"ht miles from Melbourne, containing I «cres former'y occupied byr^ John Fraser, Donad M'Doraid, and Arihlh/rt! M'CuTIUack, (known as Gaelic lilli ) Twofiums on the MerriCt^ik, about 12 miles dom Vie bt urne, contain+if>ÛO at res, formerly occupied by Messrs. M Le^s and \\ illiam Williams Alarm at...
LIST OF CLAIMANTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 May 1849
&nbsp; &nbsp; LIST OF CLAIMANTS. The following persons claim to have their names inserted in the Electoral List for the Electoral District of the County of Bourke, in the Police District of Bourke. Allan, Alexander Anderson, Thomas Armstrong, Thomas Armstrong, Thomas Athorne, William Atkinson, William Maitland Ashhurst, Henry George Balbirnie, Robert Anstruther &nbsp; Barber, Benjamin Bell, John Bell, William Bell, Henrie Beith, John Boadie, Jonathan Fleming Bransgrove, George Broadfoot, Alexander Airth Brodie, George Sinclair Butler, Edward &nbsp; Callaghan, Henry Cameron, Donald Cameron, Angus Cleland, Thomas Clow, James Cole, T. C. Collier, James Conroy, William Cole, John Crowe, John Cunningham, Andrew Damyon, James Daly, James Daly, John Davidson, John Davis, Peter Duff, Robert &nbsp; Duncan, David Dunbar, James &nbsp; Dunn, John Dunn, Thomas Dunn, William Eagle, Solomon Evans, James Farrell, Thomas Finlay, Robert freehold freehol...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 4 May 1849
- H NOW ENGRAVING, Carefully compiled and ai'pird (with permission) [ J ram the Maps and Chans in the Ojjice of the Survey Department, A JtVKAF OP THK 8UKVBYED COUNTRY IN \ THE MELBOURNE AND GEELONG DISTRICTS Or AUSTRALIA FELIX, CONTAINING the following valuable in- formation carefully copied hy u surveyor from the anns in the office ol' elie Survey De- partment, I'urt Phillip The whole ol the measured lands in the District comprising upwards ot 1750 Section» now open for Salo. ! .The whole of the puruhusud lands, are distinctly ihown on the Yurru, Plenty, iMerri, Darebin and S Oeeit ('recks, the Sall Water Hiver, Wuiraliee at I Uacchu*' iMar.ili, iVlurrutuiul Kivur, Lower Bar« | won. liarraliool lldlii. Waurn Ponda, Leigh Ki- jj vtr, Fyaua Ford and Corio liny, Indented Head, 1S U|i|ier Uarwon, JColuu, and Corangamite Dis* 11 tricu f / __--J ' the ni roeytvmi¡f of Western Pviif-it^Syrm route to Qiru^Laij/^Uaudenaam(^Uppei^jan(¡í^m UpptK/^aiJfáriWykrfSejdnyfrsM áon^t^^*gara\^^c(¡^^Co...
SALE OF BRICKS IN GOVERNMENT PADDOCK, GEELONG. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 4 May 1849
SALE OF BRICKS IN GOVERN- &nbsp; MENT PADDOCK, GEELONG. NOTICE is hereby given, that on &nbsp; &nbsp; Monday, the 7th day of May next, &nbsp; &nbsp; at 12 o'clock, will be sold by public auc- tion, on the ground in the Police Paddock at Geelong, A Kiln of Bricks as they now stand. By order of His Honor The Superintendent, HENRY GINN, Clerk of Works. Public Works Office, 28th April, 1849. IMPOUNDED at the Deep Creek Pound, 29th April, 1849: 1 Strawberry steer, like C in circle or C 3 off ribs, illegible. 1 Brown speckled-sided steer, S in cir _ cle,j)ff ribs, A off shoulder. .1 Yellow steer, A off ribs, F in circle near tibs. 1 Blood-red steer, up-horns, speckled flank, notch in both ears, 12 off shoulder, JN near rump, JN near thigh. 1 Ginger steer, hoop horns, notch in both ears, RE off inmp, ID off ribs. 1 Black poley steer, AM off rump, like R near shoulder. 1 Red and white spotted steer, like Y near rump. 1 Brindle bullock, piece out of of...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 4 May 1849
1 &lt;! NUÍICC TOCORREJPONL'ENTS. ! We have not room m yfur prcseut isshe, for Mr. i Hook's communicq/ion respecting the captuie of the mail robber./ ^s Melbourne, April 19,1849. 'or Jbonaon Direct. rj^HE first-class ship ATIÍÍ. ±^NIAN, A. W. Ts.lor, ider, having taken in tW ot ber cargo at Porilisd^, ftltW> at tb>5 Pori , -_ - X_. n experienced surgeon off WATSON St WIGHT, Market Squin. To Salidera. 1JERSONS willing to tender for the «holeor the several' of four dwelling ho street, may in and obtain all of the undersi delivered instant.' £4/JEWAItD. LOST from o station ut Western Port, four unbroken horses, branded ^ on neu shoulder, and X or AX on neaMSack One strong colt, nutmeg g/ay, 16 hand high. " bay, coOnuilt. " very>6arlrñron grey. t, barf // Any one giving sucL-lrflormatioo at the Argus oilice, as will lead to their recovery, will recen» the above rewaru. Melbourne, 16th April, 1849. STRAYED from Mr. Bradshaw*! sutton it Bullan, about five months since, a ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 4 May 1849
Colonial Secretary's Office,. Sydney, 7th April, MW TOWN OF BENALTA. N0^13 is,herfby R'ven, that a,¡i. has been fixed upon for a Tnwn.iT attheunderment,onePdpte,Idfe the Office ot the Surveyor General I Sydney, or at the police Offic^St BENALTA, at the crossmg place 0D ¿ S," the DÄ°fÄ By His Excellency's Command _L^^DEASjraOMSÔN, Colonial Secretary's Office" ' Sydney, 11th April 1849 &nbsp; TOWN OF WANGARATTA, NOTICE is hereby given, that a site has been fixed upon for a Township, at the undermentioned place and &nbsp; that a copy of the approved plan may be seen at the Office of the Surveyor General Sydney, or at the Police Office, Albury. WANGARATTA, at the crossing place on the Ovens River, in the District of Port Phillip. By His Excellency's Command, E. DEAS THOMSON MONTHLY LIST of Persons^ have taken out Licenses to Dt pasture Stock, to Stiip Bark, andtoÇpt Timber on Crown Lands, in the Dhljitj .of Port Phillip, during the Mooth ol February, 1849: DEPASTURE LICE...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 4 May 1849
MARRIED. At Launceston, Van Diemen's Land, on Wed- nesday, 18th April, by special licence, at Trinity Church, by the Rev. John Yarker, B.A., D'Arcy Wentworth, eldest son of R. L. Murray, Esq., of Felton Hall, Shropshire, England, to Martha Mary, eldest daughter of William Lushington Goodwin, Esq., of Launceston. &nbsp; At St. Leonard's, Geelong, on the 26th April, by the Rev. Andrew Love, John Calvert, Esq., of Colac, to Jane, fourth daughter of the late Hugh Murray, Esq., of Hobart Town.
PORT PHILLIP GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. (Published by Authority.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 4 May 1849
PORT PHILLIP GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. (Published by Authority.) NOTICE is hereby given, that a Court of Petty Sessions will be holden at the Police Office, Melbourne, on Saturday, the 12th day of May next, at the hour of twelve o'olock noon, for the purpose of revising the Electoral List, for the Electoral District of the County of Bourke, in the Police District of Bourke. By order, ROBERT CADDEN, Clerk of Petty Sessions, County of Bourke. Melbourne, Police-office, 23rd April, 1849.