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Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 10th May, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 10th May, 1849. IS Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint James Simpson, Esquire, of Melbourne, to be a Magistrate of the City of Mel- bourne. &nbsp; By His Excellency's Command, &nbsp; E. DEAS THOMSON &nbsp; &nbsp;
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
fj©S PttïHTIÏffO. ÍUBLIC &lt;HB Bl'SrECTFÜILT INFORMED, TDA1 p ISríntítig ' K0F ALL KIA D8, WIL1. EK RXM¡eTSU*AT fíra ASOtíS O FE" s es, |Cuíi n«i(iif«,nceurofjí,«nd despatch. n, Printer particularly invites attention to his -¡"fí/ BOOA'-ICOÍÍA', ííie ui/ioís o/ his type ,¡'úí turpue ftöing perfectly new, and cotise ifl'líy ü'talíy »ujwrwr to any otnar q$ce in RMIE following gentlemen having undertaken the agency for the Argus for their rospco neighbourhoods, intending Subscribers And ?Jjtitisers are requested to communicate with ¡¡jjent for their locality : (jt°aoKc . Mr. J. A. Wilson. Portland... - Thomas Fina, BtiMSi. - W. S. Wilson, Warrnambool.« -Richard Osborne, HcsiNYO.vo.-John Veitch, C"uc.....i... -A. Macnaughteo, Timboon. -Joseph Scott, Barwon.-N. Trebeck, Stuioim...... -George Lewis, Ovens..*.»..-John Rogers, BnuHES RiVEti.-Richard Clnrke, GniNOB. . . » . William Mulcolm, Disdekono.-John Dunn, few Creek.r. -David Oswald, Ouibio. -James Kirby, Mount Macedon .... -A...
CRIMINAL SESSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
CRIMINAL SESSIONS. IT is ordered, that a Criminal Sessions and General Gaol Delivery of the Su- preme Court of New Sonth Wales, for the District of Port Phillip, be holden at the Court House, La Trobe-street, in the Town of Melbourne, on Monday the eighteenth day of June now next ensuing, at the hour of Ten o'clock in the fore- noon, at which all parties concerned are requested to give their attendance. Dated this thirteenth day of May, a.d. &nbsp; 1849. WILLIAM a'BECKETT, Resident Judge.
TIMBER BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
TIMBER BRIDGE. &nbsp; TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday, the 16th June, &nbsp; from parties willing to contract for the erection of a timber bridge over the Black Dog Creek, between the Ovens and Murray Rivers on the Sydney Road. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Black Dog Creek Bridge," and deposited in the box marked " Works and Stores" at the western entrance of the Govern- ment Offices ; or, they may be forwarded by post directed to His Honor the Superintendent, Melbourne. Plan and specification may be seen at the Black Dog Inn, Sydney Road, and the undermentioned office. The Government will not necessarily accept the lowest tender. By order of His Honor the Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. &nbsp; Bridge Office, Melbourne, 29th May, 1849. NOTICE is hereby given that a Spe- cial Meeting of the Justices of &nbsp; Petty Sessions acting in and for the &nbsp; District of the Wimmera, will be holden at the...
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 whose list." TUESDAY, JUNE, 12, 1849. THE DISTRICT ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 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, JUNE. 12, 1849. THE DISTRICT ELECTIONS. We could not help feeling some com- miseration for the bona fide electionists, when they were forced to seek the vin- dication of their principles in the elec- tion of such a representative as Dr. Dickson ; and we even found an apology for them, when they were driven to choose, from the ranks of their natural enemies, our present unknowing and unknown representative, Mr. William Macarthur. The ordeal to which they are now to be subjected is, however, more humili- ating still, and small indeed must be the remains, among them, of either public spirit or manly feeling, if they submit to it. Mr. Henry Moor is distinctly and seriously proposed ; there are men blind enough or bad enough to be getting up a requisition to him, and, as may be ex- pected, from the degraded position of the Port Phillip press,...
MELBOURNE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
MELBOURNE MARKET. &nbsp; Monday, June 11, 1849. Grain.—No further advance in prices nor change in the prospect of the wheat market has taken place since our last report. The following are the prices current—Wheat 3s 3d to 4s per bushel ; oats. 3s 3d per do ; barley 3s 9d per do. &nbsp; Flour, £11 per 2,000lbs, first quality ; second, &nbsp; £10 per ditto. Hay, £2 10s per ton.
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. &nbsp; June 8.—Raven, brig, 170 tons, Bell, master, from Launceston. Passengers — Cabin—Mrs. Bell, Miss E. Capon, Captain M'Kenzie, and Mr. L. Soloman; and 9 in the steerage. W. B. Hatch, agent. June 10.—Flying Fish, schooner, 122 tons, Clinch, master, from Hobart Town. Passengers —Cabin—Messrs. Elvin, Sheehy, Kentish, O. Boyle, and 22 in the steerage. Philpott Brothers, agents. June 10.—Christina, brig, 126 tons, Saunders, master, from Sydney. Passengers—Mr. and Mrs. Burger, Mr. and Mrs. Key, Mrs. Fulton and 2 daughters, Mrs. Boyd and 4 children, and Mr. Griffiths. H. A Smith, agent. &nbsp; June 11.— Enterprise, schooner, 59 tons, H. Ball, master, from Hobart Town, 3rd instant. Spottswood, agent. June 11.—Spy, schooner, 49 tons, Maybee, master, from Hobart Town, 29th ult. CLEARED OUT. June 8.—Ann, schooner, 14 tons, Bowye » master, for Geelong, with 20 chests tea and sun- dries. June 8.—Shamrock, steamer, 200 tons, Gilmore, master, fo...
STOCK MARKET. SALES EFFECTED DURING THE PAST WEEK BY MESSRS BEAR AND SON. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
STOCK MARKET. SALES EFFECTED DURING THE PAST WEEK BY MESSRS BEAR AND SON. Fat Cattle have been scarce in the market this week, and good quality are now worth from 9s. to 10s. 6d. per 100 lbs. There has been a fair supply of fat wethers ; good quality sold at about 1½d. per lb. Large saled of fat ewes have been made to the melters at from 4s. to 4s. 9d. per head. Store wethers are worth from 4s. 6d. to 5s., and as there are several purchasers in the market, there is a ready sale. Store cattle are still very unsaleable ; mixed herds are worth from 12s. to 15s. each. Horse stock sold at rather advanced prices this week; there have been some large sales during the week. A lot of unbroken colts and fillies, fit for saddle or harness, and some heavy draught stock, averaged about £6 per head; broken in &nbsp; draft horses sold at from 12 to 16 guineas ; useful hacks from 9 to 12 guineas, and rough hacks from 4 to 8 guineas. Working bullocks are very unsaleable ; good ones are worth...
SYDNEY. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
SYDNEY. &nbsp; (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) We have again a heavy sky this morn- &nbsp; ing, and there is every appearance of &nbsp; another day or two of rain. The con- &nbsp; tinued drought has at length rendered butchers' meat scarce, and a rise of a halfpenny in the pound on the carcass &nbsp; has taken place ; the prices being, for &nbsp; beef 1½d. and mutton 2d. These are &nbsp; retailed at an advance of a halfpenny on the carcass prices. &nbsp; You will see by the reports in the Sydney papers, that the threatened &nbsp; Transportation debate ended in the &nbsp; tamest manner possible, much to the disgust of our anti-transportationists. &nbsp; This is looked upon almost as a triumph &nbsp; by the opposite party, as they urge that the mover was afraid to venture upon a &nbsp; debate on the subject. Such a truckling &nbsp; to the base prejudices of a party, as Mr. Cow...
Original Poetry. A CALIFORNIAN LAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
Original Poetry. &nbsp; &nbsp; A CALIFORNIAN LAY. &nbsp; &nbsp; Rejoice, rejoice, my rustic muse, This morning's post brings joyful news ; The canvass flutters in the blast, Or idly flaps against the mast ; The canvass that shall waft thee hence, &nbsp; New life and fortune to commence. Throw by your quill, you saucy jade, Go buy a mattock, sieve, and spade, No longer shalt ihou care for sheep, No more wild dogs shall mar thy sleep, For thou shall join the brave and bold, And die, or live possess'd of gold. Though thou couldst melody exhale, &nbsp; As sweet as Sweden's nightingale, The clink of yellow, *lear doubloons, Would gain more praise than all thy tunes. &nbsp; Then Lassie, pack your scanty kist, And set your name upo' the list, Of those who leave this lovely land, For California's shining strand. Ascend the vessel's pitchy side, &nbsp; &nbsp; Invoke the aid of wind and tide, &nbsp; And to that fa...
MELBOURNE HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
MELBOURNE HOSPITAL. June 7th, 1849. In patients. Remaining, May 31st.30 &nbsp; Admitted since. 3 33 Discharged .... .. 3 Remaining in the House.30 OUT PATIENTS. Relieved during the week. 12 Admitted since........... 6 Total 18 Medical officers for the week :— Physician—Mr. O'Mullane ; Surgeon— D. L. Thomas, Esq. Joseph Crowes, &nbsp; Resident apothecary. &nbsp;
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
Domestic Intelligence. &nbsp; A Thumper.—Everything in the way &nbsp; of abusing and belying the Melbourne Corporation is fish in the Geelong Adver- tiser's net, and it creates consequently no surprise to find column after column devoted to the subject possessing not even an approach to the truth. In Thursday's issue, hoeever, standing out prominently from the mess of falsehood and misrepresentation, we find it deli- berately stated that the Town Council of Melbourne has, since its formation, dis- tributed upwards of £1,000 for plans of improvements, many of which cannot be undertaken (if at all) for twenty years to come. This is tolerably impudent, considering that, with the exception of the premiums given conjointly with the District Council of Bourke for designs for a Bridge over the Yarra, which led to ihe election of the Prince's Bridge, the Town Council of Melbourne has never given a single sixpence for any plan of improvement whatsoever, and has not, in fact, ...
EDUCATION. To the Editor of the Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
EDUCATION. To the Editor of the Argus. Sir,—So much has been said and written, on the paramount importance and necessity of education, by men of enlightened and highly cultivated under- standing, that the subject is not much attended to, and almost neglected. From an advertisement which appeared in your paper yesterday, I was induced to at- tend the examination of Mr. Fraser's pupils. The clear and comprehensive &nbsp; manner in which most of the students responded to the several queries from the Latin Grammar dazzled my understand- ing. The whole proceeding so far as I could judge, met the approbation of the many ladies and gentlemen who honoured the examination with their presence. It is to be hoped that Mr. Fraser's plan will be speedily adopted by other schools. It carries with it many powerful recom- mendations. The parent is allowed every month to be an ear and eye witness of the progress of his children, and without mentioning many others, it tends greatly to excite i...
A PUBLIC DEBT. To the Editor of the Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
A PUBLIC DEBT. To the Editor of the Argus. Sir,—Supposing the survey of the colony or district of Victoria, completed to a certain extent, say 200,000 acres, on 1st January 1850, the next step would be to open the necessary books in Melbourne, for noting down the various sums deposited in the new fund or national stock. Here, I would remark, that some certain rule would be required in regard to the sums, for which the Government Commissioners should be bound to grant receipts—to come to a proper decision on this point, would be one of considerable nicety, and require mature consideration ; let us assume for the present twenty pounds sterling to be the minimum sum, for which the deposi- tor could claim a receipt. How are the artisans, labourers, &c., to reap any benefit from a system, so hostile to re- ceiving small sums ? In fact, how can it be said to benefit them, alas ! if nothing less than twenty pounds can be deposited or withdrawn at one time? I &nbsp; conceive...
THE PRESS. To the Editor of the Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
Original Correspondence. THE PRESS. To the Editor of the Argus. Sir—" You will find that three out &nbsp; of every four leading articles which ap- pear in the Daily News, have for their &nbsp; object the defamation of the public and private characters of Councillors Rankin and Murray." This remark was made to me yesterday by a friend, and feeling curious to know whether it was a true one, I looked over the file of the journal to which it had reference, and to my amazement discovered it to be strictly just. Excepting savage attacks upon those gentlemen, I could find nothing in the whole of the issues for the last four or five months, but a dull monotonous round of commercial intelligence, adver- tisements, extracted trifles, and police office paragraphs, the details of which are only fitted for the chaste ears of the &nbsp; idle vagabonds who congregate in that temple of justice. The labour of the management of this Daily appears to be performed principally by...
NOTICE. FIVE POUNDS REWARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
NOTICE. FIVE POUNDS REWARD. &nbsp; WHEREAS the undermentioned par- ties made their escape from con- stable Morris, while being conveyed to the Police Station Pyrenees, under a warrant of commitment for felony, taking with them two pair of handcuffs. Any party lodging them in the hands of the police, or giving such information as will lead to their apprehension, will receive the above reward. DESCRIPTION. John Fox &nbsp; About 5 feet 5 inches height Sandy complexion Front teeth broken, scar on the right leg, was tried at the Supreme Court a few years back for killing Kelly, a publican, on the Race Course. Charles Whealan About 5 feet ten inches Dark hair and whiskers Sallow complexion Supposed to be a Sydney native. T. HALFPENNY, Chief Constable. Horsham Police-office, June 2, 1849.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Friday 1st June, 1849. STANDING ORDERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Friday 1st June, 1849. STANDING ORDERS. The consideration in Committee, of the Stand- ing Orders, was proceeded with, and on the Council resuming, the Chairman brought up the Code, as amended, which was adopted. IMMIGRATION. Mr. Dangar's motion for immigration returns was withdrawn, in consequence of the Colonial Secretary stating that more complete and volumin- ous returns on the subject, prepared by the Im- migration Agent would shortly be laid before the House. CARRIAGE ACCIDENTS. Mr. Nichols obtained leave to bring in a Bill for punishing criminally drivers of Stage Coaches and Carriages, for accidents occasioned by their wilful misconduct. The Bill was read a first time. SYDNEY RAILWAY COMPANY. Mr. Cowper introduced the Bill to incorporate the Sydney Railway Company, which was read a &nbsp; first time, whereupon Mr. C. gave notice of mo- &nbsp; tion for the appointment of a Select Committee on the Bill to consist of the Attorney-General, &...
GOVERNMENT LAND SALE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 June 1849
Domestic Intelligence. GOVERNMENT LAND SALE. Another proclamation announcing for sale by auction, in Melbourne, on the 27th instant, a large quantity of Crown Land, appears in the Government Gazette, of the 1st instant, viz. : SUBURBAN LOTS. GRANT.—Allotments Nos. 1 to 7 and 11 to 15 of the reserve North of section 25, on the River &nbsp; Barwon, Parish of Barrarbool, near Geelong; allotments Nos. 1 to 3 of section 13, 4, 6, and 7 of section 10, 1 to 3 of section 3, Parish of Moor- panyal ; 1 to 4 of section 23, Parish of Barrar- bool ; 11, 73, 74, 81, and 82 at Cowie's Creek, Parish of Moorpanyal; upset price two pounds per acre. Allotments 83, 84, 87, in the same locality ; upset price thirty shillings per acre. Allotment 88, in the same locality ; upset price two pounds per acre. Allotment 93, in the same locality; upset price one pound per acre. Allot- ments 94, 95 96, 97, 108, in the same locality ; upset price thirty shillings per acre. Allotments 17, 18, 19, 20, 3, 4,...