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INSOLVENT COURT. Thursday, May 17th, 1849. (Before R. W. Pohlman, Esq., Commissioner.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
INSOLVENT COURT. &nbsp; &nbsp; Thursday, May 17th, 1849. &nbsp; (Before R. W. Pohlman, Esq., Commissioner.) &nbsp; &nbsp; In re Charles Manton.—Mr Thurlow, Solicitor, appeared on behalf of insolvent for a certificate of discharge. He did not think it necessary to reca- pitulate all the facts of the case, as they were already known to his Worship; there was no- thing to prevent his client obtaining the certi- ficate. The Commissioner said no doubt rested on his mind that the insolvent was entitled to the cer- tificate, and therefore granted Mr. Thurlow's application.
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
Domestic Intelligence. Police Office. — On Wednesday morning the list exhibited the name of only one drunkard, who did not appear. The paucity of business attracted but few spectators, but of such a class that it was thought proper to order them out of court. Mr. Belcher said there was not a Magistrates' Court or Police Office in England where such people were allowed to congregate ; they were generally the associates of thieves, and justice was sometimes defeated by their attending the preliminary examination of a " pal," and communicating what transpired. Mr. Hull, who presided, expressed his surprise at the number of idlers who assemble at the office, and particularly mentioned a boy whom he had seen there five consecutive Wednesdays. Mr. Hull said the practice at Bow-street was not to admit persons unless on business, or of respectable appearance.—Fallon, the keeper of the Market Square watch house, obtained a warrant for the appre- hension of a man on a charge of assault. He st...
MR. MACARTHUR'S LETTER. Camden, 4th May, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
MR. MACARTHURS LETTER. Camden, 4th May, 1849. My dear Fyans—It has been intimated to me, that some of my friends at Port &nbsp; Phillip are desirous that I should make known to the electors, generally, my opi- nions upon some of the subjects which appear to excite the greatest public in- terest in the Southern Districts. &nbsp; I comply with their wishes the more readily, because I am sure you will per- mit me to state them in the form of a letter to you, which perhaps you will be good enough to make public in any manner which may seem most advisable. I con- fess, that I should hesitate to send a state- ment of them direct from hence, to any of the Port Phillip newspapers, lest by such a step I might seem to be endea- vouring to bring myself, or my opinions, under public notice without sufficient ***. The question of separation Ï apprehend to be the one which is paramount in the estimation of the inhabitants of Port Phillip. If it be so earnestly desired, as it would...
To the Editor of the Argus. THE LEICESTER VERSUS THE MERINO. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
To the Editor of the Argus. &nbsp; &nbsp; THE LEICESTER versus THE MERINO. Sir,—I proceed to resume my remarks &nbsp; &nbsp; on the subject of your recommending the introduction of the Leicester breed of sheep. In continuation of my observations with regard to the profitableness of intro- ducing the Leicesters, I would remark that the same expense which keeps a flock of Leicesters until they are fit for the boiling pot, will keep the same quantity of Merinos twelve or eighteen months longer. This will be easily calculated, if you bear in mind that double the number of the Merinos may be run in a flock. On this assumption, with the other reasons mentioned in my last, I arrive at the conclusion, that better results may be obtained from the Merinos than the Leicesters. It is also worthy of remark, that not- withstanding the superiority of the cli- mate of this colony for gendering preco- city in almost every description of animals, the rule does not hold...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
For Sydney Direct THE STEAMER SHAMROCK, G. Gilmore, Commander, will leave the Queen's Wharf for the above port on SUNDAY MORNING, at eleven o'clock, and proceed direct to ??? For freight or passage, apply to H. A. SMITH Market Square. May 17, 1849 &nbsp; &nbsp; MOlUflNG, at k For London Direct THE first-class ship ATHE- NIAN, A. W. Taylor, &nbsp; commander, having taken in three fourths of her cargo at Portland, will fill up at this Port, for freight or passage, having excellent ac- commodation, and ????????? on board, apply to WATSON & WIGHT, Market Square. &nbsp; April 19, 1849. &nbsp; Schoolmaster Wanted. THE Situation of teacher in the School con- nected with the Free Presbyterian Church, &nbsp; Melbourne, will become vacant on the 30th June next. Candidates for the ???? are invited to send in applications in their own handwriting, on or before Thursday, the 7th June, to the Rev. James Forbes, Latrobe-street from whom infor...
SUPREME COURT. CROWN SIDE. Before his Honor Mr. Justice a'Becke[?], Resident Judge. Thursday, May 17. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
SUPREME COURT. &nbsp; Crown side. Before his Honor Mr. Justice a'Beckett, &nbsp; Resident Judge. Thursday, May 17. His Honor entered the Court at ten minutes past eleven o'clock, when the following jury was empanelled:—Messrs. James Stewart (foreman), Thomas Sullivan, C. H. Sayers, Thomas Stevens, George Swanston, J. Stoneham, George Say, James Sleight, David Stevenson, William Smith, James Sloan, and Robert Sawyer. The Mail Robbery. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Peter Devlin and Thomas Jones, labourers, were jointly indicted for having, on the 24th March last, near Ballan, feloniously assaulted one Jüp* Ross, and taken from him three bags value ft," one warrant or order for £39 8s., and a second &nbsp; order for £6, the property of her Majesty the Queen. There were two other counts, laying the ownership in John Ross and F. B. Stevens. The prisoners pleaded not guilty, and were un- defended. His Honor observing Devlin to be in a very enfeebled ...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
Domestic Intelligence. The Legislative Council.—Tuesday was the day appointed for the opening of the Legislative Council, swearing in members and electing the speaker, and yet notwithstanding all the vauntings of the so-called bona fide electionists, there would not be a Port Phillip representative at his port, unless indeed, Mr William Macarthur, who is about as much a real representative of this province as he is of New Zealand. Mr. Lachlan M'Kinnon, and Dr. Dickson, we understand proceed to Sydney by the Shamrock. &nbsp; Masonic.—Brother Joseph Long Innes, Esq., Commissioner of Police for the Mid- dle District of the Colony, was, on Thursday week installed in office as Provincial Grand Master of the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons in Now South &nbsp; Wales, under the constitution of the Grand Lodge of England. &nbsp; " The Meeting of the Bulls."— We are somewhat mortified to find that a brief Editorial note placed a little too ...
COURT OF REQUESTS FOR THE TOWN OF MELBOURNE AND COUNTY OF BOURKE. £10 JURISDICTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
COURT OF REQUESTS FOR THE TOWN OF MELBOURNE AND COUNTY OF BOURKE. £10 JURISDICTION. NOTICE is hereby given, that the &nbsp; Court of Requests for the Town of &nbsp; Melbourne and County of Bourke, with jurisdiction to the amount of Ten Pounds, will be holden at the Court House, Col- lins-street, Melbourne, on Monday the fourth and following days of June next, &nbsp; at the hour of nine o'clock in the fore- noon. Plaints must be delivered at the office of the Registrar on or before Monday the 28th day of May instant. Defences or set-off must be filed on or before Friday the first day of June next. Every plaint, defence, or set-off must have the name, residence, or place of bu- ness of the plaintiff and defendant written thereon. In defended cases the defence or notice of set-off must be in accordance with the forms prescrided by the late Rules of Court. By order of the Commissioner, J. S. GRIFFIN, Registrar. Melbourne, &nbsp; May 10th, 1849.
THE ELECTORAL FRANCHISE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
THE ELECTORAL FRANCHISE. Somebody, we forget who, has very justly remarked that the worst feature of ignorance, is the insuperable difficulty of making the ignorant conscious of the fact of their own ignorance. Our con- temporary the Daily News affords an apt illustration of the justice of the remark, for on the very eve of a defeat at the hands of such a thorough simpleton as Mr. Thomas M'Combie, we find him disputing "right good law " with Mr. Alderman Kerr, and fancying himself detecting blunders in the proceedings of the City Revision Courts, and, even after such a humiliating exposure we find the wiseacre still fancying himself in the right, and everybody else in the wrong. The subject which has drawn our con- temporary forth on the present occasion, is the fancied discovery that an eighteen months possession or occupation of his qualification, is necessary to entitle a claimant to the electoral franchise. The Constitutional Act (5th and 6th Victoria, cap. 76) enacts " that no ...
OUR REPRESENTATIVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
OUR REPRESENTATIVES. When we announced the election of Mr. William Macarthur, to the very en- viable position of a representative of a most insignificant portion of a most un- thankful constituency, we expressed our doubt whether he would avail himself of a seat conferred upon him under such &nbsp; ungracious circumstances. He appears to have decided differently to what we expected, and differently to what would have been anticipated from any high- minded man ; and throwing into the back-ground the whole circumstances of his somewhat humiliating election, he appears seriously to consider himself a Port Phillip representative. The expo- sition of his opinions, wisely addressed to his chief patron instead of his constitu- ents, appears in our fourth page, and we trust that it will prove satisfactory to his three supporters in this neighbourhood. But the game is still to be kept up; &nbsp; and thoroughly contemptible as the &nbsp; whole proceedings have long bee...
Commercial Intelligence. The following Sales were effected, on Wednesday, by Messrs. W. M. Tennent & Co. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
Commercial intelligence. The following Sales were effected, on Wednesday, by Messrs. W. M. Tennent & Co. &nbsp; The entire cargo of the Skerne, from Mauritius, as follows —150 bags ration sugar at £15, 40 bags ditto at £15 10s, 100 bags ditto at £16, 125 bags ditto at £16 10s., 60 bags ditto at £17, 212 bags ditto £17 10s, 108 bags ditto at £19, and 30 bags ditto at £19 10d. per ton—60 bags grocer's sugar at £22, 167 bags ditto at £22 10s, 130 bags ditto at £23, 75 bags ditto at £23 10s, 100 bags ditto at £27, 77 bags ditto at £27 10s, and 80 bags ditto at £28 per ton—also, 50 bags coffee at 4d per lb, and 8 bales gunnies at 5s 6d per dozen. The entire cargo of the Rebecca at the follow- ing average:—60,000 shingles at 21s 6d per thousand ; 20,000 feet of joists, boards, and quartering at, joist, 5 x 3, 6 x 3, 7 x 3, 8 x 3, 9x3, 10 x 3, 8s 6d per 100 feet ; boards, 1-inch, 9s 9d and ½ inch, 9s per ditto ; quartering, from 10 to 16 feet long, at 10s 6d per ditto; 5,00...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
ENGLISH NEWS. Since our last issue, we have managed to glean a few items of interesting intel- ligence from the January papers, received by the recent arrivals. Late last night, &nbsp; also, through the polite attention of our Launceston contemporary, the Examiner, we were favoured with slips, forwarded by the Shamrock, containing an interest- ing precis of English intelligence to the beginning of February, received there, via the Mauritius. The crowded state of our columns does not admit of our availing ourselves of our contemporary's kindness to so full an extent as we could have wished; but we have made as much use as possible of the opportunity, in compiling the following summary:— &nbsp; Parliament met on the 1st February. The Queen and Royal Family were in good health. Her Majesty was staying at Windsor. Rumours of ministerial purposes and political projects were rife, but nothing more remarkable than Mr Cobden's union with the Finance Reformers, and the resusc...
COURT OF REQUESTS FOR THE TOWN OF MELBOURNE AND COUNTY OF BOURKE. £30 JURISDICTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
COURT OF REQUESTS FOR THE TOWN OF MELBOURNE AND &nbsp; COUNTY OF BOURKE. &nbsp; £30 JURISDICTION. NOTICE is hereby given, that the &nbsp; 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 office 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, J. S. GRIFFIN, Registrar. Melbourne, April 19th...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
Shipping Intelligence. &nbsp; ARRIVED. May 17.—Diana, brig, 103, tons, Peake, master, from Sydney. Passengers—Cabin—Mr. and Mrs. Butler and three children, Miss M'Laughlen, Mrs. M'Kern and three children, Mrs. Powell and two children, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Were, Messrs. James Thomson, William Jones, and Kettle, and nine in the steerage. For cargo see Argus of May 11th. J. Raleigh, agent. May 17.—Dart, brig, 154 tons, Bennett, &nbsp; master, from Sydney. For passengers and cargo see Argus of May 8th. G. W. Cole, agent. May 17—Mercury, schooner, 26 tons, Shade, master, from Geelong. J. Robe, agent. May 17—Effort, schooner, 47 tons, A. Thompson, master, from Circular Head, 14th instant. Passenger—Cabin—Mr. J. G. Irving. May 17— Shamrock, steamer, 200 tons, Gil- more, commander, from Launceston 16th. Pas- sengers—Cabin—Sir and Mrs Armytage, two Misses Armytage and three children, Miss Cart- wright, Mr and Mrs M'Kinnon, Miss M'Kin- non, Mrs Godfrey, and three children, Mr R...
SUPREME COURT. CROWN SIDE. Before his Honor Mr. Justice a'Beckett, Resident Judge. TUESDAY, MAY, 15TH. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
SUPREME COURT. &nbsp; &nbsp; CROWN SIDE. &nbsp; &nbsp; Before his Honor Mr. Justice a'Beckett, Resident Judge. Tuesday, May 15th. The May sittings for the trial of pri- soners commenced this morning. LARCENY. Jury—Messrs. H. A. Smith (foreman), John Stoneham, Thomas Stevens, John Stoneham, J. Sleight, Robert Selkrig, A. Sommerville, James Simeon, Wil- liam Smith, William Snape, William &nbsp; Smith, James Stewart Mary Wells was indicted for stealing &nbsp; on 28th April, a shawl, value 5s., the &nbsp; property of William K. Bull. The substance of the case is comprised &nbsp; in the Judge's address to the jury. &nbsp; " Gentlemen, if you believe the evidence, &nbsp; there can be no doubt about this case ; &nbsp; the witness says he saw the woman take the shawl, and it was found on her " &nbsp; Verdict, guilty ; sentence two months &nbsp; imprisonment. Larceny. George Barton, was in...
Select Poetry. THE SEVEN AGES OF THE REPUBLIC. France is a stage, [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
Select Poetry. THE SEVEN AGES OF THE REPUBLIC. — France is a stage, &nbsp; And all her heroes little more than players. Her Kings their exits have, and entrances And the Republic runs its round of parts. Its acts being seven ages. First, Young France, Emeuting and plotting, e'en in the nurse's arms; &nbsp; Then ouvriers out of work, casquette on head, And frowning hairy face going, in faith, To Louis Blanc to school. then Lamartine, Spouting away, writing a score of sonnets Unto Dame Liberty's eyebrow ; then Mobile, Clapped in strange clothes, and bearding bar- ricades, Zealous against old friends in sudden quarrel, Taking a sight at death and devastation E'en in the cannon's mouth : then Cavaignac, In tower despotic and a state of seige, With frown severe, and beard of Algiers cut, O'er riding Law, with a soldier's insolence— &nbsp; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shows Poor Liberty, with Constitution weak, Halting 'twixt Anarchy and Despotism. Her y...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
BIRTH. | At Avoca, near Melbourne, on the 17th current, Mrs. William M. Bell, of a son. We are unwilling to decline the insertion of the second letter from Mr. Nash, as we would always rather afford a hearing to an opponent ; but we do not see any good end that its publi- cation could answer, consisting as it does merely of a tissue of taunts against the modest signature of an opponent.
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 11th April, 1849. TOWN OF WANGARATTA. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 18 May 1849
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 11lth April, 1849. &nbsp; TOWN OF WANGARATTA. &nbsp; 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, 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 IMPOUNDED at Melbourne, on May 5th, 1849 1 black gelding, a star on the forehead, white on tip of the nose and back of the ears, long tai), stands about 16^ hands high, of the draught breed, off shoul- der H If not claimed and expenses paid on or before Tuesday, the 291 h day of May, will be sold at the pound according to the Act of Council. 4s 9d G. SCARBOROUGH, Poundkeeper. Î IMPOUNDED at Pentridge 1st May, by John Gaffney, Trespass, 6s. 11 bay horse, star forehead, snip nose, near hind foot white, switch tail, B off si...
ADJOURNED LICENSING SESSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 21 May 1849
ADJOURNED LICENSING SES- SIONS. An adjourned Licensing Sessions for the City, was held on Saturday, at the Police Office. His Worship the Mayor, Captain Mair, and Henry. Moor, Esq., were the presiding magistrates. The meeting was merely for the consideration of transfers. TRANSFERS GRANTED. The Bridge Inn, Flinders-lane, from &nbsp; Joseph Lonsdale to William Hearnden. The Pier Hotel, Beach, from Mr. Frank Liardet to Mr. Hector Liardet. Travellers' Rest, Collingwood, from Mr. M. Davis to Mr. Henry Conway. The Edinburgh Castle, Flinders-lane, from Mr. H. Blannin to Mr. Timothy Corcoran. REFUSED. Rose and Crown, Collingwood, from Mr. John O'Connell, to Mr. T. Bourke. The recognizances will be taken next Saturday.