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IMMIGRATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 June 1849
IMMIGRATION. PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given, that His Honor the Superintend- ent has received intimation, that passages had been engaged by the Home Govern- ment, on board the Hope, to sail from Plymouth about the 28th February last, for the persons whose names are here annexed, viz.:—Sarah Heffernan and Elizabeth Heffernan; and that a passage &nbsp; had been engaged on board the Elizabeth, to sail for Plymouth on the 22nd of March last, for Mary Cantwell. Should this notice meet the eyes of the parents or any of the relations of the children in question, they will please be prepared to receive them at once, on the arrival of the above mentioned vessels, which &nbsp; are hourly expected. By order of His Honor the Superin- tendent. JOHN PATTERSON, Acting Immigration Agent. Melbourne, 23rd June, 1849.
Select Poetry. THOUGHTS OF AN OYSTER SEATED ON A GRIDIRON. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 June 1849
Select Poetry THOUGHTS OF AN OYSTER SEATED ON A GRIDIRON. "They've borne me afar from my native bed, Where such a beauty I did grow," &nbsp; And from dredger to dealer, in bustle and dread, I've been tumbled about till I wish'd myself dead ! And now, by my beard, I am pretty well sped, For my frame's in the devil's own glow ! So ho ! what the plague is this piercing my shell ? Sure 'tis flame rising hotter and hotter ! Why, an oystor of quality might just as well Take kitchen floor lodgings in fire-eating h—-, Or make up his mind, like a mumchance, to dwell ln the mullock-stowed maw of an otter ! Accursed is my fate ! I am all shrivell'd up ! Never more shall I rest on the banks Where. before love was crost, I oft tasted the nup- Tial delight to be drawn from the conjugal cup ; Now I'm doom'd to be dish'd, that some boobies may sup, &nbsp; And fatten their indolent flanks. Oh, Neptune ! Oh, Venus ! release a poor oyster, Who swears in the heat of devotion, For the ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 June 1849
s&ä raumjiG. fe Fil3Lip »&» HWPKCTFÜIXT (NfORJtlD, THAI OF ALL KI1*DS, WILL t« «XnatlTBD'AT vas Aao-vs orri cb, iVitH nfa:u«si, accuracy, and despatch. The Printer particularly invites attention to his frMtting oj VOOK-WORK,the whole of his type for that J.urpoM being perfectly new, and conse- quently gieatly superior te any vther ojjicû in Mtlbmirni, THE following gentlemen having undertaken clio agency for the Argus for their respec- tive neighbourhoods, intending Subscribers and Advertisers pre requested to communicate with the agent for their locality : ÜEfLONG. Mr.J. A. Wilson. Fortland. - Thomas Fina,j \ Belfast. - W. 8. Wilson, Warrnambool....-Richard Osborne, Buninïono.»... -John Veitch, Colac.......-A. Macnaughten, Timboon. -Joseph Scott, Barwon.-N. Trebeck, Seymour.-George Lewis, Ovens....-John Rogers, Broken River........ -Richard Clarke, GaANOB. William Malcolm, Danoenong.......... -John Dunn, Fiery Creek ........ -David Oswald, Glenelg.-James Kirby, - Mo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 June 1849
jvr Port San Francisco, Cali- fornia. THT fine fast-sailing barque SPARlAN.Capt Payne, will sail from Launceston for the _^_V above port on or about tbe 20th _ assÄjflä July next, lins.excellene/icri mmo ?***" ? - "?.--"«n and steerage pas lVbOfi Se CO, launceston. T11L first cass ship ATUT AilN, A W. laylor, commanJcr, having tuken in three fourtba ol lier cargo at Portland, will fill up at this Port, for freight or passage, having excellent and an experienced For »Mauritius. Tt HE brig SKTRNK, 121 tons, will sail early in July, /dom Launceston, ofvUer carço en i qyfek/tispatch To Builders. I for the whole or ' in the election of ouse in Etjrtifu a lop oud o/elling planaaujMpitcifi óttbe under lufy/iext GEORGE WHARTON, Architect Collin« street, Junc2l,t, 1849 To StillderB. PARTIrS desirous of contracting for the various woefeffrejuired/iii the erection of two 2 story I)w/Wg wLavaéL ia Colins street, Esst, csn secjdiWS wrtl jf&lt;^ficationóímrlobtain all psntiular/TWÉ^pl^inj...
THE PARTING SALUTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 June 1849
&nbsp; &nbsp; THE PARTING SALUTE. &nbsp; &nbsp; When M'Combie imagined the ship was away, The base minded wretch %ÉptP his last parting bray, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Kick'd the foe that he fear'd when he thought he was off Yet—Reynolds is here to reply to his scoff. Though Reynolds may work with a pick or a spade, The mixing of blacking shall not be his trade; His mind is his own, wherever he be, And ne'er shall he scribble for hire like thee. Great vendor of blacking, a spade I can use, Can talk to the million, and talk to the muse; But though I can use either shovels or picks, No lies can I tell, and no Blacking can mix. A number of carts we have got in the hold, To carry our rations,or carry our gold, In case Spanish horses might chance to prove dear, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Tame donkies might cheaply be taken in btv*. &nbsp; M'Combie the learn'd, a noted Jack-Ass, &nbsp; &nbsp; Woul...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 June 1849
Domestic Intelligence. Making the Most of it,—It is rather amusing to observe the disposition evinced by our contemporaries to supply a temporary dearth of news, by manufacturing a little, or being in such a hurry to cater for their readers, as thoroughly to outrun such a slow coach as plain matter of fact. On the same principle, doubtless, as induced Fuseli to express his disgust for Nature, in consequence of her falling so far short of some &nbsp; of his conceptions. The Herald is particularly great in this way, and if people would limit &nbsp; themselves to his headings, they would fancy this was a far more excitable and eventful world, than &nbsp; the dull prosy reality would justify. Monday's issue of that imaginative journal contained an article headed "Bombardment of Canton," in &nbsp; &nbsp; the largest type, from which we were led to expect frightful doings among the celestials, and we were rather astonished on proceeding to pick up t...
The Argus. (PUBLISHED DAILY.) 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." WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1849. THE MONTHLY MAGAZINE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 June 1849
The Argus. (Published Daily.) I am in the place where I am demauded of conscience to speak the truth, and therefore the truth I speak, impugn it whoso list." &nbsp; WEDNESDAY. JUNE 27, 1849. THE MONTHLY MAGAZINE.* The first number of this publication &nbsp; has been issued, and we confess we feel &nbsp; some difficulty in classifying it. Printed &nbsp; as a pamphlet and professing to be a &nbsp; Magazine, it is, perhaps by a pardonable fiction "registered as a newspaper," forwarded free of postage, and started * The Australia Felix Monthly Magazine; James Harrison, Geelong; G. Cooper, Mel- bourne. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; with a circulation of 950 copies. Its main feature, however, is so decidedly political, that we think the publication may be fairly treated as an addition to the local Journals, with the trifling ex- ception that it is not destined to contain news. We are earnestly disposed to encourage a taste for literat...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 June 1849
Original Correspondence. &nbsp; &nbsp; To the Editor of the Argus. &nbsp; &nbsp; Sir,—As a climax to all the services you have rendered me, I request you will insert the ac- companying lines, suggested by hearing the dis- tant braying of one of your long eared contem- poraries. Though the brute has often enough felt the irritation of my poetical goad, he now dared to kick at it, until he thought himself &nbsp; beyond the reach of chastisement. &nbsp; While so many of my fellow passengers are bidding their adieu to friends and acquaintances, I avail myself of the superior advantage which your enlightened columns afford me, of blending all my particular valedictions in the brief compass of one page. The indulgence which you have uniformly shewn to my unpolished numbers, or the soothing prescription you offered, to allay the irritation of what the world facetiously styles yellow fever—demands my warmest acknow- ledgment, and as the patien...
TOWN COUNCIL. Tuesday, June 26. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 June 1849
TOWN COUNCIL. Tuesday, June 26. Present— His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Grieves, Johnston, and Kerr; Councillors An- &nbsp; nand, Armitstead, Bowler, Clarke, Condell, Moor, Murray, Nicholson, Rankin, Russell, and Stephen. MINUTES. Minutes of last meeting, and also of various meetings of Committees, were read and confirmed. LAW CHARGES. &nbsp; The Town Clerk laid on the table, the fol- lowing RETURN. Showing the number and nature of all legal proceedings entered into by the Corporation of Mel- bourne since its establishment. The issue of all actions by or against the Corporation, and the amount of law charges of all descriptions defrayed by the Council up to the 8th May, 1849. There have only been two actions brought or defended by the Corporation from its establish- ment to the date of the order for this return, viz. :— Duerdin v. Corporation, being an appeal to the Quarter Sessions, against the Town Rate, or- dered on 9th May, 1845; and Jennings v. Cor- poration, b...
Original Poetry. AN ANTI-CALIFORNIAN LAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 June 1849
Original Poetry AN ANTI-CALIFORNIAN LAY. Bewail ! bewail ! unhappy muse, Your votary so auro-jaundiced. (My rough lament you must excuse, &nbsp; I take the way that came the handiest.) What tempts him to forsake these shores— Abodes of peace and lots of mutton— For California's scanty stores, Where life is hardly worth a button ? Know ye not that there's fever lurking In every swamp and flat and valley ; And in the town there's fellows Burking Their mates in every street and alley. Or will you find it ' pleasant—very' To sit wrapt up in blankets quaking ; A shivering fit won't make you merry, When every limb with ague's shaking ! I don't deny, it may be true, &nbsp; 'Tis just the land for one to die in ; But as for graves, you'll find there's few Have time to dig you one to lie in. That sort of ' digging' does not pay, Unless they light upon a treasure, And then they'll clear the earth away, And leave you lying there with pleasure. Well might that shore bear Charon's...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 28 June 1849
KOTICE TO ADVERTISERS. IN consequence of various complaints of the distance of the Argus Office, from the Wharf, and other busy portions of the Cif, an arrange- ment has been made with MR. JOHN MACLEHOSE, STATIONER, opposite the Wcsleyan Chapel, to receive adver tisenieots intended f»r insertion in the Argus, from residents in that neighbouibood, till 6 o'clock on the evening before publication. We are compelled to postpone a little " twaddle'' upon the coming election. ¿^TÉort San , ITmoUoo, 0«M« oeifunwltog k«(i«e RTAN,C»pt.P«í*i a ory«bout tto *vu .CTOÊerX. Fore.b.o «M«* P "^.ÄsRS^HOMPSONJJtb^ WESTGARTH, ROSS k CO, Maiket squire, 20th June, 1849.
TENDERS REQUIRED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 28 June 1849
TENDERS REQUIRED. TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday the 30th instant, from parties willing to contract for repairing the approaches to the Corio Bay Jetty, Geelong. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for repairs to Corio Jetty approaches,' 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 at the Police Office, Geelong, and the un- dermentioned office. The government will not necessarily accent the lowest tender. By order of &nbsp; His Honor the Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges. Bridge Office, &nbsp; Melbourne, 12th June, 1849. &nbsp; &nbsp;
APPROACHES TO KEILOR BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 28 June 1849
APPROACHES TO KEILOR BRIDGE. TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday the 30th instant, from &nbsp; parties willing to contract for forming an additional portion of the approaches to Keilor Bridge, on the Portland road. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Keilor bridge approaches," and deposited at the box marked " Tenders for Works and Stores" at the western entrance of the government offices ; or, they may be for- warded by post directed to " His Honor , the Superintendent, Melbourne." Plan and specification can be seen upon application to Mr. Mitchell of the Keilor Inn, and at the undermentioned 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, 18th June, 1849.
SUPPLY OF BEAMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 28 June 1849
SUPPLY OF BEAMS. TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday the 30th instant, from parties willing to contract for a supply of beams required for the North Beach jetty. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Beams," and deposited in the box marked " Tenders for Works and Stores" at the western entrance of the government offices. Specification can be seen at the under- &nbsp; mentioned office. The government will not necessarily accept the lowest tender. By order of &nbsp; &nbsp; His Honor, the Superintendent, &nbsp; DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges, &nbsp; Bridge Office, &nbsp; Melbourne, 18th June, 1849.
NOTICE. Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 23rd June, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 28 June 1849
NOTICE. Superintendent's Office, &nbsp; Melbourne, 23rd June, 1849. &nbsp; WITH reference to His Excellency the Governor's proclamation of a &nbsp; Sale by Auction, at Melbourne, on Thurs- day, the 28th instant, of certain Town Lots in the Port Phillip District. Notice is hereby given that the following Lots &nbsp; have been withdrawn from the Sale on the above day, viz. Lots 8. 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 58, 59, 60, 61, 68, 69, 70, 71 and 109. C. J. LATROBE &nbsp;
NOTICE. Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 26 June, 1849 [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 28 June 1849
NOTICE. &nbsp; Superintendent's Office, &nbsp; Melbourne, 26 June, 1849 &nbsp; INFORMATION is requested at this &nbsp; &nbsp; Office respecting the present place of &nbsp; residence of a person named &nbsp; WILLIAM HARRIS, &nbsp; who arrived in Port Phillip as an exile, &nbsp; per ship " Sir George Seymour," in &nbsp; March, 1845. &nbsp; &nbsp; C. J. LATROBE. &nbsp;
Shipping Intelligence. CLEARED OUT. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 28 June 1849
Shipping Intelligence. CLEARED OUT. June 27—Pilot, schooner, 90 tons, Fisher, master, for Hobart Town. Passenger, cabin— Mr Russell. EXPORTS. June 27—Pilot, schooner, for Hobart Town— 500 sheep, 6 tierces beef, 196 bar iron. HOBART TOWN SHIPPING. ARRIVED. June 14—Lillias, schooner, 88 tons, Carr, from Port Phillip. —14—Joseph Cripps, schooner, 78 tons, Downs, from Geelong. —14—John Bull, schooner, 74 tons, Ro- binson, from Port Phillip. —14—I Don't Know, schooner, 67 tons, Pitt, from Launceston. — 14—Duchess of Kent, barque, 279 tons, Cole, from Adelaide. DEPARTURES. June 12— Alice, barque, 303 tons, Wilson, for Adelaide. —12—Henry and Edward, schooner, 84 tons, Patterson, for Port Albert. —14—Pilot, schooner, 91 tons, Fisher, for Port Phillip, with a general cargo. Passengers, T. Raynor, wife and two children, and W. Johnson. EXPORTS. Per Pilot, for Melbourne—15,000 feet timber, 2000 palings, 100 staves, 6000 laths, 20,000 shingles, 4 casks black oil, 1 case shoes, 10 pockets hops,...
Commercial Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 28 June 1849
Commercial Intelligence. &nbsp; Messrs. W. M. Tennent and Co. disposed of the cargo of the Rebecca, yesterday, at the follow- ing prices:— &nbsp; s. d. s. d. Inch boards...9 9 to 10 3 Half-inch ditto .7 6 to 8 0 Joists. 7 0 to 9 0 Quartering .7 6 to 9 0 Battens.9 3 to 9 6 Shingles.12 0 to 12 6 Laths, 3 feet .10 6 to 10 9 Do. 3 feet 6 inches ....11 9 Do. 4 feet.13 0 Staves . 13 9 Paling, 5 feet .14 6 Do. 6 feet .16 6 to 17 0 HOBART TOWN MARKETS. Hobart Town, June 15.—Wheat is on the rise and very scarce; it sells freely at 4s. 3d. per bushel ; English barley is on the decline, and 3s. per bushel is obtained with difficulty ; a short time ago the cry was that the colony could not produce enough barley for consumption, and now the supply is more than equal to the demand ; potatoes are firm at £3 10s. to £3 15s. per ton; sawn timber of every kind is in demand and in- &nbsp; creasing in price ; it sells well at about 5s. per 100 feet.—Advertiser