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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 whoso list." MONDAY, MAY, 21, 1849. WOOL UP—CHEERING NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 21 May 1849
The Argus. &nbsp; EXTRAORDINARY. 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." MONDAY, MAY, 21, 1849. WOOL UP—CHEERING NEWS. We have very great satisfaction in an- nouncing to our readers that the February wool-sales, which commenced on the 7th February, were marked both by a greatly increased demand, and a very considerable rise in price. In the City &nbsp; article of the Times of the 8th February, we find the following notice of the first day's sale :— " The periodical colonial wool sales &nbsp; commenced this afternoon, and the at- tendance of buyers was unprecedently &nbsp; numerous. Biddings, however, were &nbsp; scarcely so spirited as on former occa- &nbsp; sions, although great firmness was mani- &nbsp; fested, and an average advance is consi- &nbsp; dered to have been realised of at least &nbsp; 2d. per lb., the improvemen...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 21 May 1849
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. MAY 19 — Ann Miln, barque, 564 tons, Thomas, commander, from London 27th January, and the Downs 11th February. Passengers, cabin—Mr and Mrs Henry Lloyd, Messrs Alfred Barden, R D Stewart, and 232 immigrants. H McKeviit, Surgeon-Superintendent; Jackson, Rae, and Co., agents. May 19 — Garland Grove, barque, 500 tons, W W Matheson, commander, from Plymouth 29th January. Passengers — William, Elizabeth, Burton, Eliza, Edward, Henry, Alfred, Henrietta, Orlando, and James Grave ; George, Maria, John Mosey, Wm. R, Anne Maria, Emily Jane, Alice Mary, Helena Augusta Thompson; Eliza- beth and Caroline Cresswell ; Thomas, Sarah, Charles and Emma Rake ; Mr, Mrs, Miss and A E Bridges; Thomas Wilkes; Thomas Bowen ; Edmund, Mary Anne, Frances Harriet and Mary Anne Freeman; Sarah Elliott ; John Kiddy; John T Sprague; James Staines ; John Rankin ; John and Alfred Camp; Charles M'Kenzie; R Lord ; Mrs and Miss Lord ; Joseph, Jane, Henry and Frederick Dakin ; L W and Mar...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 21 May 1849
ENGLISH NEWS. The Ann Miln, arrived on Saturday, brings us English intelligence to the 9th Feb. inclusive. Parliament was opened with the usual formalities by the Queen, in person, on the 1st Feb. The speech from the throne was as follows:— &nbsp; Mv Lords and Gentlemen, The period being arrived at which the business of Parliament is usually resumed, I have called you together for the discharge of your important duties. It is satisfactory to me to be enabled to state that, both in the north and in the south of Europe, the contending parties have consented to a sus- pension of arms, for the purpose of negotiating terms of peace. The hostilities carried on in the Island of Sicily were attended with circumstances so revolting, that the British and French Admirals were im- &nbsp; pelled by motives of humanity to interpose, and to stop the further effusion of blood. I have availed myself of the interval thus obtained &nbsp; to propose, in conjunction with France, ...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 21 May 1849
Domestic Intelligence. UNION BANK OF AUSTRALIA, Jan. 22. — Half-yearly meeting, 38, Old Broad-street, — Wilson, Esq., in the chair. The report is dated London, Dec. 31, 1848, and shows :— LIABILITIES. £ s. d. Bills payable. 53,327 5 8 Sundry balances.......... 8,192 14 7 &nbsp; Reserve fund (10 per cent) £59,666 13 5 Profit and loss 50,800 9 5 110,467 2 10 &nbsp; Paid up capital...820,000 0 0 £991,987 3 1 ASSETS. £ s. d. Branch accounts (balance).... 491,494 9 8 Bills receivable. 28,218 16 1 Iestments, government stock, and loans on security.. 458,790 16 2 Insurances, and open policies, &c. 7,038 3 1 Cash. 6,394 18 1 £991,987 3 1 The statement of profit shows a ba- lance of undivided profit, up to 31st December, 1848, of £50,800 9s. 5d.— The reserve fund at the end of December amounted to £59,666 13s. 5d. It was stated that the liabilities of the Company were about £500,000, £400,000 being the amount of deposits in the bank, and &nbsp; £100,000 the am...
TIMBER BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
TIMBER BRIDGE. &nbsp; TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday the 2nd June next, from parties willing to contract for the erection of a Timber Bridge over Faithful's Creek, near the Salutation Inn, on the Sydney Road. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Bridge over Faithful's Creek," and de- posited in the box marked " Tenders for Works and Stores," at the western en- trance of the Government Offices; or, they may be forwarded by post directed to " His Honor the Superintendent, Mel- bourne." Plan and Specification can be seen at the Post Office, (Salutation Inn) and the undermentioned office. The Government will not necessarily accent the lowest tender. By order of His Honor &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The Superintendent &nbsp; DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. &nbsp; &nbsp; Bridge Office, &nbsp; Melbourne, May 15, 1849. &nbsp; &nbsp;
TIMBER BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
TIMBER BRIDGE. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday, the 2nd June next, &nbsp; &nbsp; from parties willing to contract for the erection of a Timber Bridge over "White head's Creek," near Seymour. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Whitehead's 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 Honor the Superintendent, Melbourne." Plan and Specification can be seen at the Post Office, Seymour, and the under- mentioned office. The Government will not necessarily accept the lowest tender. By order of his Honor The Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. Bridge Office, Melbourne, May 15, 1849.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
Apbraala Steamen ra^HIS vessel willmtj J. her, trips to and li K Geelong and Hobson1! B __i on Thursday nejt, 24th M as lollowa-from Geelong to "' " Monday, Wednesday, and o'clock in the 'morning. "' Geelonjsevery Tuesday, " day, otyM o'clgtncy m., a and Hjfcson's Bjfy, on and Eiidays octane o'c$. _ ._-, _ abcjjdiessel lías now beensupplied with ? J_ boiler, and all tho working parlspl htirowbu^ are new-hep lililí ulmoet complttsjy «boil and ev?ry improvement baa becli^nikds inn proprietors thought would odd to "the »J*/ L safety of the vessel und.com/ófiTd 'he pHU>lM it is, ihere'fore, hoped, that «S 'á..pos*fn£ff "J sho will be found to posses» great recomo«« lions. ? J. RALEIGH, Agent, Meltooml T.SHEPPAR^Agtot.l Melbourne, May 21, 1849. B-3T All goods for shipment rouit Ihm j Wharf one hour before the vessel starts, I por Jjondon commoUui , hoard, apply to Melbourne, April 19,1049. :eot. ship Am . vr.yr takeo in «L . it Peril up at this Port; 'w"l isxugc, huviog excelle» I an ...
SUPPLY OF WATER FOR THE COLONIAL GOVERNMENT AT MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
SUPPLY OF WATER FOR THE COLONIAL GOVERNMENT AT &nbsp; MELBOURNE. &nbsp; &nbsp; IT having been found necessary to close the contract for the supply of fresh water. Tenders are hereby invited from par- ties willing to contract for the supply of fresh water for the service of the Colonial Government, at Melbourne, for &nbsp; the remainder of the current year 1849, and will be received until Saturday, the 26th instant. &nbsp; The tenders to state the price per load of one hundred and thirty gallons. Tenders to be sealed, endorsed " Ten- ders for supply of Fresh Water" and deposited in the box marked "Tenders for Works and Stores" at the west entrance of the new government offices. 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, 14th May, 1849.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
SQ'B FRINTIW0! «4 PuBUO ÍR» IWPKCTFULVt INFORMED, THAI 4\ tí ii* OF ALL KIltDS, WILL ?. BXSCDTBD'AT fgS &SOÜS OFFICE, Iftth neu til««, accuracy, aiui despatch. The Printtr particularly invites attention tit hit printing of BOOK-WORK, the whole of his ty¡* far that purpose being perfectly new, and conse fuinlly greatly superior to any other office in Uilbounte.. THE following gentlemen having undertaken the agency for the Argita for their respcc» live"neighbourhoods, intending Subscribers and i Advertisers are requested to' communicate with tueogent for their locality :-. ? | Geflono. Mr. J. A. Wilson. Portland. -- Thomas Finn, Belfast. ~ W. 8. VA ¡Ison, Warrnambool... ....» -Richard Osborne, IiuNiNVONG.-John Veitch, Colac.«... -A, Macnnughten, Timboon. -Joseph Scott, Barwon. .-N. Trobeck, Seymour.. -George Lewis, Ovens ,.»....&lt;........ -John Rogers, Broken Riveu........ -Richard Clurkc, Ghanoe. William Malcolm, Dandenong.-John Dunn, Fierv Creek. -David Oswald, Gle...
TIMBER BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
TIMBER BRIDGE. &nbsp; &nbsp; TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday, the 26th May, 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 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 lender. By order of His Honor the Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. Bridge-office, Melbourne, 1st May, 1849.
SUPREME COURT. Monday, May 21. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
SUPREME COURT. &nbsp; Monday, May 21. &nbsp; This being the first day of term, His Honor the Resident Judge took his seat about half-past ttg o'clock. Fines, &c. The list of fines inposed upon absentee jury- men, &c. was read over. &nbsp; William Henriik, £2, not found. George Bakes, £2. &nbsp; Thomas Rae, £2, misnomer. Thomas Mahony, £40, the amount of his re- cognizance to prosecute a prisoner; it appears the &nbsp; prisoner was convicted, but Mahoney was not in attendance at the particular time when his name was called. Remitted. John Riley, 20s, paid. John M'Pherson, not found. Tho Court then adjourned until 10 o'clock this morning.
JUSTICE AND GENEROSITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
JUSTICE AND GENEROSITY. Our last issue announced the sailing of the Stag for London, numbering amongst her precious freight, no less a personage than Major St. John, who with his family, is seeking more congenial shores. It is stated upon good authority, that previous to his departure, he was pre- sented with the proceeds of a subscrip- tion raised amongst our magnates, to the amount of several hundred pounds. Mr. Fawkner's expenses in the late notorious libel action, are unpaid to this day. This is Port Phillip justice and generosity ; thus it is that she rewards her public servants, and punishes her criminals ! By these means she proves her worthiness for separation, her claims to free institutions and independent action, her fitness for her sole control ! Shame ! shame ! ! shame ! ! !
THE TALLOW POT. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
THE TALLOW POT. &nbsp; In venturing upon a few remarks under this heading, in a recent number, we stated our impression, that our views would be somewhat unpopular amongst our country friends. It is a matter of no surprise, therefore, to find ourselves at issue with the settlers upon the sub- ject. But we scarcely think we are re- ceiving fair play at their hands, for they first taunt us with want of practical knowledge on the subject, as if such a want were at all surprising among those whose fingers are more subject to stains from printer's ink, than from corrosive sublimate, or butyr of antimony ; and they then presume upon our implied ig- norance, to crush us with statements altogether too heavy for digestion. We regret to state that we are not yet con- verted, and we shall have more to say upon the subject as soon as our space will admit of its adequate treatment.
TENDERS REQUIRED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
TENDERS REQUIRED. THE Contractor for the erection of a Timber Bridge over the Coliban River on the road from Melbourne to the Loddon District, having failed to enter into the usual bond, fresh tenders will be received until noon of Saturday the 2nd June next from parties willing to contract for the work. 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 ; or, they may be forwarded by post directed to " His Honor the Superintendent, Melbourne." Plan and Specification can be seen at Post Office, Campaspie River, and the undermentioned office. The Government will not necessarily accept the lowest tender. By order of his Honor The Superintendent, &nbsp; DAVID LENNOX, &nbsp; Superintendent of Bridges. Bridge Office, &nbsp; Melbourne, May 15, 1849.
Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 17th May, 1849. GEORGE WESTAWAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
Superintendent's Office, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Melbourne, 17th May, 1849. &nbsp; GEORGE WESTAWAY. &nbsp; ENQUIRY having been made from England, respecting a person named George Westaway, supposed to have lived some time since with Mr. Robin- son, a saddler, in Melbourne, any person who can give information respecting him, is requested to have the goodness to com- municate the same to this office. C. J. LA TROBE. TABLE OF RATES to be charged for Trespass of Cattle, the and sustenance thereof, whilst Impounded in the following Pounds in the County of Bourke, in the District of Port Phillip under the provisions of the Act of Council, 4th Wil. 4th, No. 3, viz:—Kalkallo, Morang, Pentridge, Bulleen, Deep Creek, South Yarra, and Footscray. Description of Cattle, &c, Trespassing. Cattle and Calves above six months old............ Ditto under ten in number......... Horses and Progeny above six months old....... Ditto under ten in number... For e...
Shipping Intelligence. PORTLAND SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
Shipping Intelligence. PORTLAND SHIPPING. Arrived.—May 17—-John, schooner, Holden from Warrnambool, and Port Fairy. Departures. — May 14—Resource, cutter, Smith, for Adelaide. BELFAST SHIPPING. Arrivals.—May 12—John,schooner, Heldon, master, from Warrnambool. 14 — Clarence, schooner, Burt, master, from Hobart Town. Departures.—May 12—Brothers, schooner, Dockray, master, for Sydney. 16 — John, schooner, Holden, master, for Portland. &nbsp; WARRNAMBOOL SHIPPING. Arrived.—May 17—Mary, cutter, Noon, from Melbourne. HOBART TOWN SHIPPING. Arrivals.—May 6—Frances, barque, Connor, from whaling. 7—Bride, schooner. Ross, re- turned to port. 8—Esperanza, Johnson, from New Zealand. Joseph Cripps, schooner, Downes from Geelong. 9—Alert, schooner, Taylor, from &nbsp; Port Albert. Flying Squirrel, Thoms, from Port Albert. Sylvania, schooner, Jlioody, from Port Phillip. Pilot, schooner, Fisher, from Port Phil- lip. Scout, brig, Cundell, from Adelaide. Departures.—May 4— Symmetry, ba...
MELBOURNE MARKET. Monday, May 21, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
MELBOURNE MARKET. Monday, May 21, 1849. Grain.—The market remains at the prices quoted by us last week, viz.—Wheat, 3s to 3s 6d; barley, 2s 9d, oats, (seed) 3s 6d ; ditto (common) &nbsp; 2s 6d to 3s per bushel. Flour.—First quality, £10, seconds, £9 per 2000 lbs. Hay.—£2 15s per ton.
Commercial Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
Commercial Intelligence. The subjoined extract from the circular of &nbsp; Messrs. T. J. and T. Powell relates to a point in connexion with the hide trade of some importance to landed proprietors :— &nbsp; "Not any article connected with leather has &nbsp; so much advanced in value as oak bark. At the period of the last bark harvest, May and June, much bark was sold at unprecedentedly low prices, £3 to £3 10s per ton in the woods. It was believed that there would be a large fall of timber throughout the country, and this impres- sion was, no doubt, heightened by the actual and unusally large fall of oak trees in Buckinghamshire, and some other counties. This prospective abund- ance was, however, counterbalanced by &nbsp; the fact of much timber having been felled in winter, when the bark is sacrificed. Al- though this practice was then known, it was not believed to have been adopted to a great extent, &nbsp; but the result proves that the supp...
STOCK MARKET. SALES EFFECTED DURING THE PAST WEEK BY MESSRS BEAR AND SON. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 22 May 1849
STOCK MARKET. Sales effected during the past week by Messrs BEAR AND SON. The supply of fat cattle in the market this week has been mostly of very indifferent quality ; good heifers and bullocks sold at from 8s to 9s per 100lbs, inferior ditto, sold for melting at low rates. Store Cattle sell at from 12s to 15s ; for mixed herds there are a few purchasers in the market. Working bullocks sell at low rates; teams in good condition, from £6 to £3 per pair; inferior ditto, from £4 to £5 per pair. Sheep and stations are still much in demand, a small station in the settled districts, with about 2,600 sheep, sold at auction at 6s per head—the station is not considered good. &nbsp; Cattle and fattening stations are in demand ; the supply of fat wethers in the market this week &nbsp; has been large, one good lot sold at 8s 6d per head, or fully 1½d per lb; several lots arrived in low condition, and were sold as store wethers at from 4s to 4s 6d each. Horse stock sell at low p...