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BELFAST. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 8 May 1849
BELFAST. &nbsp; (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) A great feeling of annoyance has been expressed by those persons who were lately summoned to Melbourne on the trial of the men for the mail robbery. Ten persons were drawn from this district at an expense of at least twelve pounds each, and all they were allowed by govern- ment was four pounds thirteen shillings each, a sum barely sufficient to pay for horse hire alone. Really something should be done to alter the allowance for witnesses, as many persons would rather put up with any loss or inconvenience before they would be put to such annoy- ance as a journey to Melbourne besides pecuniary Ribs, and as most of the wit- nesses in this case were in situations, the loss comes very hard upon them. The prosecution of these men could not have cost the government and the inhabitants of our unfortunate district less than £150, and what is the result? Three are acquitted, and the one who is found guilty gets—what? merely twelve months f...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 8 May 1849
WANTED. A FEMALE SERVANT who can be well recommended. dTne/her nAd apply- For &nbsp; /^particulars a/lv/the prince of Wales Ho«'-" " è Melbourne, May lg. . ^Builders. Sling to tender (or the whole or (fred in the erection &c, in F'linders i and speciñcations, - 'S PERSONS the seve of four dwelling streit, muyin ,"7*. tam all 0fl.^ mdersii debvertd instant, . flinders-street M,y2,1849 kngm Found. SUPPOSED to have bjbn Btolen, about forty pairs of white rottaft-sbcks and stockings. Thfv appear nearly sejfrtjdt have been worn, ."darenwked E L,_W>yE,S E L, and Circuit. The owoer will receja them, on payment of this id»ertisemtnt. Melbourne, t_ 7th May, 18Q._ *-^ SA KEWAED. LOST from a station at Western Port, four uobiokeu horses, branded & on near (boulder, and X oi^jt ¿year back One strong colt, nutmerfgrey, 16 hand high, n bay, c/b built. very/Bark iron grey, bn/ Any one giving sucn information at the Argus office, as will lead/to their recovery, will recei...
REVISION COURT—GIPPS WARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 8 May 1849
REVISION COURT—GIPPS WARD. &nbsp; The Court for the revision of the Electoral List of Gipps Ward was held at the Britenoij Hotel, Swanston-street, before Alderman Kerr and Messrs. Brown and Crossley, Assessors. &nbsp; There were eighteen claims for enrolment on the Electoral Roll of the City, of whom thirteen succeeded in substantiating their claims, four were struck off for non-appearance, and one was disallowed, but as it was found that the name of this last applicant was already on the list for a different qualification, though incorrectly, the Court directed the mistake to be rectified. The successful claimants were Benjamin Bell, Thomp- son Breaden, John Brophy, Richard Capper, Edmund Finn, Henry Frenchham, Henry Groom, James Hyde, Thomas Kendall, James Nagle, Donald Campbell Simson, Henry Talbot, and John Wilson. On the revision of the list a very awkward question arose. A man named Patrick Kennedy had been returned for " a ball-court and house;" this is no qua...
ADJOURNED LICENSING SESSION. May 5th, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 8 May 1849
ADJOURNED LICENSING SESSION. May 5th, 1849. An adjourned licensing session for the City of Melbourne was held at the Police Office on Saturday last. &nbsp; The following Magistrates were on the Bench : —His Worship the Mayor, Dr. Wilmot and Cap- &nbsp; &nbsp; tains Mair and Hutton. Their Worships adjourned to their private room, and after an absence of half an hour, returned into Court with the following result of their deliberations. The Mayor said the bench had resolved to adhere to the decisions arrived at by the magis- trates on the general licensing day, and therefore had refused to entertain the numerous applica- tions sent in for a re-hearing. Mr. John Stephen entered into a long state- ment with a view of shewing that the several applications ought to be granted. Last year 105 licenses had been granted for the city, and this year the bench had refused to increase the num- ber, although the population had increased one third, owing to immigration and o...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 8 May 1849
Domestic Intelligence. &nbsp; Customs.—The following changes will take place in this Department on the 10th instant. Mr. John Mullaly, warehouse-keeper, &nbsp; to be 1st Clerk vice Mr. Stewart, removed from the service by the Board of Customs, to be super- annuated. Mr. R. C. Dunn to be 2nd Clerk, vice &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr Wildman, suspended for misconduct. Mr. T. W Bartley to be 3rd Clerk, vice Mr. Andrews, who proceeds to England in the Stag, on sick &nbsp; leave. Mr. H. T. Moore to be extra Clerk, vice Mr Dunn. Mr. W. G Dredge to be warehouse- keeper, vice Mr. Mullaly, promoted. Racing.—Theie has been a good deal of coquetting between the Messrs. Austin, and Mr. D y of Van Diemen's Land, relative to a challenge between their respective horses. It &nbsp; has ended at last in an advertisement in the Geelong Advertiser from the former, offering to run Bessy Bedlum and Petrel, against Swordsman &nbsp;...
THE LAST WARNING. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 8 May 1849
THE LAST WARNING. We beg, once more to remind our country friends that Saturday next, the 12th inst., is appointed for the revision of the Electoral List for the District, and that on their presence at the Police Office, Melbourne, on that day, depends not only their possession of the elective franchise, but also, in all probability, their voice in the election of the first Representative Legislature of the pro- vince. After the trouble that has been taken on their behalf, and the repeated warn- ings which have been given them, absence on such an occasion must be regarded as pretty conclusive evidence of unfitness for the possession of such an important pri- vilege, and we confess we shall be glad to see all who are away without sufficient cause struck out from the list of claim- ants. &nbsp;
SUPREME COURT. CIVIL SIDE. Before his Honor Mr. Justice a'Beckett, Resident Judge. Friday, May 4th, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 8 May 1849
SUPREME COURT. &nbsp; Civil Side. Before his Honor Mr. Justice a'Beckett, Resident Judge. Friday, May 4th, 1849. Jury—Messrs. William Highett, Samuel Jackson, John Jones, J. W. Howey. M'Dougall V. Semar. For plaintiff Mr. Stawell ; attorney, Mr. Ocock. For defendant Mr. Barry ; attorney, Mr Paynter. This was an action for excessive dis- tress, founded upon a statute of Henry III. Plaintiff was the defendant's tenant on the Carlton Estate, and the sum of £18 18s. being due for rent he (defendant) distrained upon a stack of hay, half a stack of wheat, and some other trifling articles. The hay only was sold, and realised £31 10. It was alleged that as the stack of hay alone was sufficient to cover the amount due, the levying on the other articles was an excessive dis- tress under the statute. His Honor directed the jury that a trifling excess would not render the landlord liable, and the jury returned a verdict for the defendant. Jury—Messrs. William Highett, J.W. Howey, Samuel...
Original Poetry. THE LOVER'S COMPLAINT. (FROM THE SWEDISH.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 8 May 1849
Original Poetry. THE LOVER'S COMPLAINT. (FROM THE SWEDISH.) Many times, of me, pretty maid who art singing, Many times my name is mingled in thy strain, Ever, ever fondly my heart to thee is clinging, Thou alone canst give my heart ease trom its pain. Lonely I feel when from thee I am parted ; No one will listen to my words of despair; Sadly I roam through the valley, broken hearted, Breathing forth my sorrows to the silent air. And when the moon o'er the deep vale is shining, Where first I beheld tbee,— that hallowed spot: Sorrowful I rove, at my sad fate repining, And ask if thy heart hath already forgot ! Shall I hear thee answer, bidding me perish ? Alas! of my heart's first sorrow shall I die? Ah! no, Wilhelmina will still bid me cherish The hope that she yet to my bosom will fly. A.R.
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 8 May 1849
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. &nbsp; May 5—Diana, cutter, 19 tons, Santilla, mas- ter, from Geelong with sundries. May 6.—Flying Fish, schooner, 123 tons, Clinch, master, from Hobart Town. Passengers —Cabin—Mr. and Mrs. Lightfoot and family, Messrs. Espie and Wilkinson, and 25 in the steerage. Philpott, Brothers, agents. May 6.—Teazer, schooner, 58 tons, Aldrich, master, from Circular Head. Passengers— Messrs. W. Davies and W. Fenton. Mortimer and Son, agents. May 7.—Governor Arthur, schooner, 35 tons, Evans, master, from Geelong with sundries. CLEARED OUT. May 4—Sylvanus, schooner, 72 tons, Moodie, &nbsp; for Hobart Town. Passengers—Messrs. Roberts and Edwards. May 4—Pilot, schooner, 90 tons, Fisher, master, for Hobart Town. Passengers—Messrs. Russell and Gribble. May 5—Lillias, schooner, 89 tons, Carr, master,&lt;» Hobart Town. &nbsp; May 5—Effort, schooner, 47 tons, Thompson, master, for Circular Head, in ballast. May 5—Ariel, schooner, 73 tons...
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 11th April, 1819. TOWN OF WANGARATTA. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 8 May 1849
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 11th April, 1849. TOWN OF WANGARATTA. NOTICE is hereby given, that a site has been fixed upon for a Town- ship, at the undermentioned place, and that a copy of the approved plan may be seen at the Office of the Surveyor General, &nbsp; 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.
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 8 May 1849
Domestic Intelligence. Melbourne Building Society. The monthly meeting of the Melbourne Building Society was held on Friday last at the Temperance Hall, Russell- street, Councillor Clarke in the chair. The contributions amounted to £234 1d. The president announced that a sale of shares will be held on the next night of meeting, and the entrance fee was raised from £2 10s. to £3 per share. Messrs. Lush and Robert Knox were elected members of the Committee, in the room of Mr. James Webb, resigned, and Mr. John Henderson, going to England per Stag. Police Office. — His Worship the Mayor and Councillor Russell presided on Friday morning. A female named Catherine Barefoot, who had been con- fined in the watch-house during the night on a double charge of drunkenness and breaking the peace, was dismissed with a caution. —A man of colour, Lee Na- ginah, a native of India, charged with stealing a £1 note from a gentleman living at Mrs. Carroll's Board and Lodg- ing House, in Swanston-street,...
TIMBER BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 11 May 1849
TIMBER BRIDGE. &nbsp; &nbsp; TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday, the 19th May, &nbsp; from parties willing to tender for the erection of a Timber Bridge, over the Woodanga Creek, near Albury. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Woodanga Bridge," and deposited in the box marked "Tenders for Works and Stores" at the western entrance of the Government Offices ; or they may be forwarded by post, directed to " His &nbsp; Honor the Superintendent, Melbourne." Plans and specifications can be seen and every information obtained at the Police-office, Albury, and the under- mentioned office. The Government will not necessarily accept the lowest tender. By order of &nbsp; &nbsp; His Honor the Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. &nbsp; Bridge-office, Melbourne, 1st May, 1849. &nbsp;
SAWN TIMBER. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 11 May 1849
SAWN TIMBER. NO ELIGIBLE TENDER for Sawn Timber for the North Beach Jetty, having been delivered, fresh tenders for the same will be received until Noon of Saturday next, the 12th instant. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Sawn Timber," and deposited in the box marked " Tenders for Works and Stores," at the western entrance of the Government Offices. Specifications can be seen at the un- dermentioned office. By order of His Honor, the Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. Bridge Office, Melbourne, May 8, 1849.
SYDNEY. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 11 May 1849
SYDNEY. (From our own correspondent.) There has been no material change in the markets during the current week. Wool and tallow appear, as far as I can leam, to be rather " looking up," but in the money market the pressure is rather increasing than otherwise. I am inclined, however, to think that this increase is only temporary. The death of Mr. James Simmons, who was reputed, at least, a large capitalist, may have had considerable share in it. In your paper of the 20th, I perceive you have quoted a paragraph from the Sydney Herald, relative to the prices fetched by certain horses which were exported from hence to Calcutta ; the nett price of these animals being, I think, £5 15s. 9d. each. Now I heard some- thing of these same horses from those who saw them before their shipment, and I am told that the price was a very good one, considering their quality. In fact, they are said to have been of an inferior description, and such as ought by no means to have been sent to the Indian &am...
TIMBER BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 11 May 1849
TIMBER BRIDGE. TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday, the 5th May next, from parties willing to contract for the erection of a timber bridge over the Coli- ban River, on the road from Mount Macedon to the Loddon District. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Coliban Bridge," 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. The government will not necessarily accept the lowest tender. By order of His Honor the Superintendent, &nbsp; DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. Bridge Office, Melbourne, 17th April, 1849.
NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 11 May 1849
NOTICE. THE partnership sometime subsisting between the undersigned as steam- boat proprietors, &c , under the firm of Cole and Co., was dissolved by mutual consent on the 10th February last, from which date the interest of Mr. F. G. Dal- gety in the concern ceases. Dated in Melbourne, this twenty-first day of April, 1849. GEORGE WARD COLE, F. G. DALGETY. Witness—J. A. Burnett. IMPOUNDED at Melbourne, on May 5th, 1849 1 black gelding, a star on the forehead, white on tip of the nose and hack of the ears, long tail, stands ahout 16¿ hands high, of the draught hreed, off~shoul der II If not claimed and expenses paid on or before Tuesday, the 29th day of May, will be sold at the pound according to the Act of Council. 4s 9d G. SCARBOROUGH, Poundkeeper. IMPOUNDED at Pentridge 1st May, by John Gafi'ney, Trespass, Gs. 1 hay horse, star forehead, snip nose, near hind foot white, switch tail, B off side neck If not released it will be sold in pound yard at noon 25th May, in accordanc...
Commercial Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 11 May 1849
Commercial intelligence. Sheep and Station.—Mr. Dalmahoy Camp- bell sold, on Wednesday, by auction, 1,250 sheep, with right of station in the Port Fairy district, at 12s 3d per head. Terms, half cash, the remainder by approved bills at 9 and 12 months, bearing bank interest. Mr. J. O. Taylor was the pur- chaser. The sheep were not warranted clean. The lines upon the newly discovered caves will not suit our columns, and dearly do we begrudge the eleven pence that they cost us in postage. Neither can we insert the stanzas upon the death of a female emigrant. There is in versification a pro- &nbsp; cess called scanning, of which the writer of those &nbsp; lines appears never to have heard.
CITY LICENSING SESSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 11 May 1849
CITY LICENSING SESSIONS. An adjourned Licensing Sessions for the City was held at the Police-office, on Tuesday, immediately after the Dis- trict business had been disposed of. The Magistrates on the Bench &nbsp; were his Worship the Mayor, Doctor Wilmot, and James Smith, Esq. The only business before the court was the taking of recognizances and investigating a charge against Mr. Greenway, as stated in Tuesday's Argus. &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr. Paynter entered into a long state- ment in defence of Mr. Greenway, to the effect that after the man Savage had left the "Cornwall Arms" on the 20th April a blanket had been missed; that in virtue of his office, being a con- stable in his capacity of landlord, he followed the man to his employer, (Mr. Riddell), and there insisted upon putting him in the watch-house on a charge of felony; that Mr. Riddell, who as a Magistrate should have committed the man, said to Greenway in a sharp tone, " If you take Savage to the watch -ho...