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To the President, Vice-Presidents, and Committee of the Mechanics' Institute. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
To the President, Vice-Presidents, and Committee of the Mechanics' Institute. GENTLEMEN,-As a member of the above Institution, I wish to remark on two new regula- tions proposed and carried at the recent annual meeting: the first imposing an entrance fee of five shilling;, on operatives, and of ten shillings on other persons; and the second enforcing a yearly payment in advance of the amount of subscription, instead of a quarterly one as here- tofore. Now, in the first place, I object to these alter- ations, as establishing a distinction, especially invidious and mischuivous in popular societies, of grade, [for it is desiraole, in my opinion, that every one should meet on the floor of tile ¡Me- chanics' Hall on an equality, and not as the ten shilling class, number one; or the five shilling class, number two. I musi also strongly and definitely prolest against these rules, as having an undisguised tendeucy to exclude-a tendency irreconcilable and out of keeping with the nature and d...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
Steam to Launceston. [MI E STEAMER " SHAMROCK," G. Gilmore, communder, a*3 will leave the Queen's Wharf, at 5 o'clock r.M , THIS ¿riFitNouN, and will sail for the above port, from Hobson's Hay, ntday-light to-morrow morning, (Wednesday.) For freight or passage, apply to H. A. SMITH, Agent, Market-square. February 8,1847. " APHRASIA" STEAMER. N" OTICE is hereby given, that all empty puck ages returned by this boat from either end, will be charged one half the usual price, bay 3s. per JOSEPH RALEIGH, Agent, "V)J7"ANTED-A Run capable of carrying T ? 20,000 Sheep ; a liberal price will he given. Apply to DALMAHOY CAMPBELL&CO. WANTED by a man of respectability, a situation in either Town or Country. 1 he advertiser has had great commercial expe- rience, has resided in most of the ports in the Lust Indies, and the Eastern Archipelago,-he would undertake the correspondence or the ma- nagement in toto, of any commercial establish- ment in this town, and from his extensive mlor mutio...
SUPREME COURT. FIRST SITTINGS, 1847, For the trial of causes, and assessment of damages, commences on Monday, the 8th February, and ends on Monday, the 22nd February, 1847. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
SUPREME COURT. FIRST SITTINGS, 1847, For the trial of causes, and assessment of damages, commences on Monday, the &lh February, and ends on Monday, tlie lind February, 1847. DEFENDED AND UNDEFENDED CAUSES TO HE TIIIEU BErOUE A JlIRY OF FOUU SPECIAL Junons. -Monday, Qth February; Tuesday, 9th; Wednesday, 10th; Thursduy, llth; Friday, 12t/t; Saturday, 13t/i ; Monday, 16th; Tues- day, 16th; Wednesday, llth ; 'Thursday 18t/i. COMMON Juny CAUSES.-l\iesduy, 16th February; Wednesday, 17th; Thursday 18th. SI'FCIAL. JURY CAUSES.-Friday, l&th Febru- ary; Saturday, 20ih; Monday, '22nd.
CRIMINAL SESSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
CRIMINAL SESSIONS. IT is ordered that a Criminal Sessions and General Gaol delivery of the Supreme Court for the District of Port Phillip, be holden at the Court House, La Trobe-street, in the town of Mel- bourne, on Tuesday the twenty-third day of February next, at which all par- ties concerned are requested to give their attendance. Dated this twenty-third day of January A.n. one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven. WILLIAM A'BECKETT. Resident Judge. IMPOUNDED at South Geelong, 25th January, and if not claimed on or before 17th February next, will be sold. A light brindle poley cow, calf by her side, branded K or H near rump A red and white spotted steer, cock horns, H near rump A red steer, cock horns, W near ribs, C x near rump A red steer, down horns, same brand A brown and white cow, W off ribe, C x near rump A red-sided bullock, hoop horns, F in circle, near ribs, AT off ribs. PERCIVAL GRAHAM, Poundkeeper, 11s. 4d. THE MELBOURNE ARGUS is published on the mornings of Tuesda...
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. (From the Sydney Morning Herald.) [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. .(From the Sydney Morning Herald.} ^VE have Cape papers up to the 4th December and the news by them is rather satisfactory. The predatory war with the Kufirs had ceased, an arrangement having been made for the ad- justment of differences, and the Rev. Henry Cal- derwood (a missionary) was appointed to be Commissioner for the Gaikia tribes in British Kufirland. This agreement does not seem at all popular, and it is expected the Kafirs frill soon violate the terms of their agreement. Copper mining speculations were commenced at the Cape, and with every probability of suc- cess. There was a partial blight in the wheat crops at.the Cope, but not to a large extent.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
Wanted few tons of «crew-preised Hay. Apply to L ' G. W. COLE. JJ. JJ,-A screw-press for sale or hire. Governess Wanted. WANTED a competent Governess for a family residing in tho immediate vicinity of Melbourne. First-rate reference» as to character and com- petency will be required. Apply to Mr. Kerr, MELBOURNE ABOUS Office. WHEAT. fTlHE undersigned advance on Wheat con X signed to their friends in London, Messrs. John B. Elin & Co. M'LACHLAN & SHAW. 4th February, 1847. WOOL. THE undersigned having taken those store« formerly occupied by Messrs. Westby and Co., Flinders-lane, begs to apprise merchants and settlers that he has commenced business as a Wool Sorter, and from his long experience in the colony, and his perfect knowledge of wool, he hopes to obtain a share of their support. Wool bought and sold on Commission, and tored free of charge. W. H. DUTTON. Flinders-lane, > Oct. 7. &lt; Wool. THEUndersigned is a cash purchaser o Wool. W. H. DUTTON. Flind...
THF NEW SOUTH WALES LEGISLATURE: THE DINNER QUESTION. (From the Colonial Gazette, September 19.) [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
THF, NEW SOUTH WALES LEGISLA- TURE: THE DINNER QUESTION. (From the Colonial Gazette, September 19.) Tin; Speaker's dinners, said Mr. Wentworth, in a debate in the New South Wales Legislative Council, which we this day publish, ure an es- tablished part of the British constitution. So are the dinners at Bellamy's, if we come to that, and a part which it would be highly conducive to the despatch of business, in the House of Commons, und the respectability of that body, to get rid of. Mr. Wentworths motion to aug- ment thesalnry of the New South Wales Speaker, in order that he might give dinners to members once or twice a week, was received with that good sense and practical judgment which has characterised every proceeding of the Counril (except its contest lor pre-eminence with the Aldermen of Sydney) since its commencement. Air, Cowper, with gentlemanly tact, condemned it in measured but plain language, Air. Lowe's more earnest and impassioned temper led him to denounce it, though t...
To the Editor of the Melbourne Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
To the Editor of the Melbourne Argus. M/a. EDITOR.-Whilst I was daily ex- pecting to see in your columns, the an- nouncement of a public meeting in Mel- bourne, called for the special purpose of affording the purchasers of Government grounds, and the labouring classes, an opportunity of expressing their opinions, on the proposed demoralization of Aus- tralia', by reducing it, in so far as the Middle District is concerned, for the second1 time, to the situation of a penal colony-and in so far as Australia Felix is concerned, for stamping it, for the first time, with that brand of infamy, I was not a little startled, by having put into my hands, a petition numerously signed, requesting the plague spot as a boon ! My blood curdled with indignation against the originators and patrons of this infamous petition-and it was with diffi- culty I retrained from tearing the docu- ment into fragments-but I mastered my feelings, and now denouoce the foul " hole and corner deed," through your colu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
JOB PRINTING. HE PUBLIC ABB RESPECTFULLY INFOUMED, THAT lob Urinttn g OF ALL KINDS, WILL BB SXBCUTED AT TUB ' MtBfcBOWRMJ» ARCfrVS OFFICE, With neatness,accuracy,anti despatch. The Printer particularly invites attention to his printing of BOOK-WORK, the whole of his type for that purpose being perfectly new, and conie quenily greatly superior to any other office in Melbourne. For London Direct. IE splendid new British built ship, "ALICE MAUD" D. Williams, commander, A1 for twelve year» ; is a fast sailer, and has very supe- rior accomodation for passenger«, A considera- ble portion of her cargo being ready for shipment, she will have quick dispatch. Tor freight or passage, apply to the commander on board, or to BELLS & BUCHANAN, or, W. & H. BARNES & CO. ¡@jT Steerage passengers will he token if a sufficient number offers. For Xierndon Direct. TO LOAD AT POINT HENRY. "ME lins first-class barque " SPARTAN," Ï364 tons register, R Davison, _l commander, having th...
Queen's Theatre Royal. By desire and under the patronage of the St. Patrick's Society of Australia Feli[?]. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
tymn'* mjcatxt liogal. By desire and undo the patronage of the St. .Patiick's Society of Auslialm Aiu. THURSDAY Eveuing February 11, 1847, the performance will commence with a grand melo-diama, entitled THE BROKEN SWORD. Song by Mr. Humbleton. To be followed by (for the first time at this theatre) a farce, entitled MY FELLOW CL*ERK. Song, Mrs. Richards ; dance, Mr. Newson. The even .ing,s entertainments will conclude with THE HAPPY MAN. In the courseof the piece, the following songs by Mr. Hambleton-" I come from the laud of the Pats and Pillaytees," and " Se. Patrick's Birtday." i T. SMITH, Proprietor.
PORT PHILLIP MEDICAL BOARD. February 1st, 1847. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
PORT PHILLIP MEDICAL BOARD. February 1st, 1847. WE, the undersigned, the President and Members of the Port Phillip Medical Board, appointed by His Honor the Superintendent, under the Act 8th Victoria, No. 8, intituled " An Act to define the qualification of Medical Wit- nesses at Coroners Inquests and Inquiries held before Justices of the Peace, in the Colony of New South Wales," do hereby certify that the undermentioned gentle- men have submitted the necessary testi- monials of qualification, viz. : Anderson, Alexander Arbuckle, Alexander Bailey, James, Goulburn River Barker, William, Mount Alexander Campbell, William Henry, Melbourne Cheyne, Alexander M , M,D. Cussen, Patiick, M.D., Melbourne Clutterbuck, James Bennett, Melbourne Campbell, Neil Curdie, Daniel, M.D., Port Fairy Dickson, James Drummond, James, Portland Flemming, William, Melbourne Forsayeth, Samuel Fowler, Thomas Hollingsworth Greeves, Augustus F. A., Melbourne Greeves, George, River Exe Griffin, John Sealy, Melbour...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. February 5—Margaret, schooner, 49 tons, Rea, master, from Hobart Town. Passengers— Mr. John Fawkner, Mr. W. Nicols, Mr. Ed- &nbsp; mund Too, Mr. Derwent Hibbins. February 5—Shamrock, steamer, 200 tons, Gilmore, master, from Sydney. Passengers— Captain Cain, Mr. Wright, Captain Fyans, Mr. Marshall, Mr. J. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Gil- christ, children and servant, Mrs. Smyth, Miss M'Lachlan. Steerage—Miss Sweeny, Miss M'Carthy, James Mills, Miss Jackson, R. &nbsp; Griffin, F. Stoke, Mr. M'Gavan. H. A. Smith, &nbsp; &nbsp; agent. February 8—-Pedlar, schooner, 19 tons, Mil- lier, master, from Circular Head. Passengers— Mrs. Hillier, John Stanfield. February 7.—Sisters, schooner, from Hobart Town, with timber. Mortimer, agent. CLEARED OUT. February 8 —Shamrock, steamer, 200 tons, &nbsp; &nbsp; Gilmore, master, for Launceston. Passengers— &nbsp; cabin—Mr. Stewart, Mr. Little, Mr, Brown and &nbsp...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 9 February 1847
Bomtstfe ïniîllt'Bencc. SCAB IN SHEEP -On Friday upon the ' application of Mr. James Robertson of Upp»r Keilor, a warrant was issued by Alderman Ru sell, addressed to Mr. Dulmalioy Campbell, au- thorising him to examine certain sheep the pro perty of Mr. Henry Grey Bennett of the Cam» paspie, alleged by Mr. Robertson to have the scab, the same being kept and depastured on a run, contrary to the 10th Vic, No. 8, Sec 7. Mr. Campbell had been mutually agreed upon by both parties a referee. BURGLARY.-On Thursday night, the premises in Bourke-street, occupied by Mr. Dunn tanner and currier on the Yarra, were burglar- iously entered by the lock of the shop door being forced, and skins to the value of £22 were stolen. ACCIDENTS FROM LIGHTNING.-On Fri- day morning, about six o'clock, during the heavy thunder-storm which passed over Melbourne, the lightning struck the fore-top-gallant mast of of the schooner Sister, Korff, master, lying at the Queen's Wharf, shivering it as well as the top-m...
PORT PHILLIP SAVINGS' BANK [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 16 February 1847
PORT PHILLIP SAVINGS' BANK THE Vice President and Trustees of this Institution hereby give notice that, undei the authority nested in them by the Act of the Governoi and Council, 9 Victoria, No 33, they will allow inte- rest, until further notice, at the rate of one anda quai ter percent per dnnum, on all sums which may be withdiawn from this Bank during the current year, for the portion of the year during Avhich such ! sums may have remained deposited therein. JAMES SMITH, Accountant. Savings' Bank Office, 30th January, 1847.
PROCLAMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 16 February 1847
PROCLAMATION. By his Excellency Sir Charles Augustus Fitz R.oy, Knight Companion of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order, Captain . General and Governor - in Chief of the Territory of New South Wales and its Dependencies, and Vice Admiral of the same, &c, &c. XX't HEREAS the Legislative Council V? of New South Wales now stands prorogued to Tuesday the 2fjth day of January instant ; and it is ex- pedient further to prorogue the same : Now, therefore, I, Sir Charles Augustus Fitz Roy, Knight Companion of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order, in pursuance of the power and authority in rae vested as Governor of the said Co- lony, do hereby further prorogue the said Legislative Council to Tuesday the ninth day of March next. Given under my Hand and Seal at Government House, Sydney, this eleventh day of Jannuary, in the year of "Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, and in the tenth year of Her Majesty's reign. (Signed) CHS. A. FITZ ROY. By His Excellency's comm...
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, February 9, 1847. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 16 February 1847
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, February 9, 1847. IT H reference to the Proclamation by His Excellency the Governor of a Sale by Auction, of Town, Suburban, and Country Lots, at the Auction Room of Mr. George Sinclair Brodie, Elizabeth street, Melbourne, on Wednesday, the 24th February instant, notice is hereby given, that lots Nos. 20, 21, 24, 25, and 27, of special country lots, have been selected by Mr. James Atkinson at the upset price affixed to each lot respec- tively. W. LONSDALE.
Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 9th February, 1847. CAST IRON PIPES TO CONVEY FRESH WATER FOR THE USE [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 16 February 1847
Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 9th February, 1847. CAST IRON PIPES TO CONVEY FHESH WATER FOR THE USE OF SHIPPING. TENDERS will be received at this Office until noon of Satuiday, the 27th instant, from persons willing to conti act for the supply of, and laying down Cast lion Pipes, foi the conve} ance of Fresh Water from the Dam to the Basin in front of the Queen's Wharf, at Melbourne. Tenders to be endorsed, " Tender for the supply of Cast Iron Pipes," and de- posited in the box at the west entrance of i he new Government Offices Specification and Plans may be seen and further particulars obtained at the Bndqe Office, dall), between the hours of 10 and 1 o'clock W. LONSDALE.
NOTICE. Western Port District, Crown Commissioners Office, Melbourne, 2nd Feb., 1847. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 16 February 1847
NOTICE. Western Port District, Crown Commissioners Office, Melbourne, 2nd Feb., 1847. .,A LL persons in the above District who fxÄ. have not taken out their licenses to depasture Slock, for the current year, are requested to do so immediately, as they are ready at the Sub-Treasury ; in default thereof, they will be in the posi- tion of persons occupying Crown Lands without license. EDWARD GRIMES, Commissioner Crown Lands District of Western Port.
CRIMINAL SESSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 16 February 1847
CRIMINAL SESSIONS. IT is ordered that a Criminal Sessions and General Gaol delivery of the Supreme Court for the District of Port Phillip, be holden at the Court House, La Trobe-street, in the town of Mel- bourne, on Tuesday the twenty-third day of February next, at which all par- ties concerned are requested to give their attendance. Dated this twenty-third day of January A.n. one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven. WILLIAM A'BECKETT. Resident Judge.
INDIA AND CHINA. (From the Australian Observer.) [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 16 February 1847
INDIA AND CHINA. (Fromthe Australian Observer.) The Hawk brings SingoporVpapors' to, the 4ih November, which bnug up our India news to the loth October, and that from China to the 19th. In India the war is likely to be renewed from the continued hostile movements of Suikh Eui- , mooddeen, who will not acknowledge his deposi- tion from the government of Cashmere by the Sheikhs ; and in the teeth of the remonstrances of the Lahore Dabar persists in treating the British made Hujah Ghoolab Siugh as a usurper. Our troops uie marching lowuids Jumou, the strung hold of Ghoolab Singh, which he would lind it dilficult to mainliiii, particularly as the Sheikh troops sent tor his delence appear inclined to side with Shaikh Emmooddeen. It i» suid by tne Calcutta Englishman that the seat of Government is io he removed Irom ' that unhealthy und iuconveuieutly-situated city to the central uuii salubrious situation, u-thousuiid miles «way in the Hill country, called Siuilah. The Friend of India adm...