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VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. RETURN showing the number of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land; the number of persons reported to the Chief Police Magistrate as having been brought before the Police Magistrates of the territory (not including Maria Island, Tasman's Peninsula, and Norfolk Island), distinguishing between free people and convicts; also the number of committals consequent thereon, during the year 1847. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 7 November 1848
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. RETURN showing the number of Con- victs in Van Diemen's Land; the number of persons reported to the Chief Police Magistrate as having been brought before the Police Magis- trates of the territory (not including Maria Island, Tasman's Peninsula, &nbsp; &nbsp; and Norfolk Island), distinguishing between free people and convicts ; also the number of committals consequent thereon, during the year 1847. January, number of convicts ia the colony, 30,476. Number of persons brought before the police magistrates, free 457, convicts 909, total 1,476, com- mittals 19. February, convicts in the colony 30,614. Brought before police magis- trates, free 481, convicts 1,129, total 1,610, committals 20. March, convicts in the colony 30,845. Brought before magistrates, free 545, convicts 1,160, total 1,705, committals 24. April, convicts in the colony 30,604, Brought before magistrates, free 628, convicts 1,342, total 1,970, committals 38. May, convicts in the colon...
THE LATE DR. HOBSON. MINUTE OF THE TASMANIAN SOCIETY. March 29, 1848 [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 7 November 1848
THE LATE DR. HOBSON. MINUTE OF THE TASMANIAN SOCIETY. * March 29, 1848 &nbsp; Mr Ronald C. Gunn announced to &nbsp; the Society the lamented death, at the &nbsp; early age of'34, of Edmund Charles Hob- &nbsp; son, M D., which event took place at &nbsp; his villa, near Melbourne, Port Phillip, &nbsp; on the 4th March instant, after an illness of four days. Dr. E. C. Hobson was a native of Tas- mania, studied for some years under Dr. James Scott, R. N., Colonial Surgeon at Hobart Town, from whom he acquired much and varied information, and then visited England to complete his studies, where he obtained the regard and esteem of Professors Owen and Grant, and other eminent men in London. After visiting Paris, and various parts of Germany, he returned to Van Diemen's Land in 1838, where he commenced practice as a general practitioner in Hobart Town. &nbsp; In 1839, Dr. Hobson, in association with two or three gentlemen of congenial ...
ALARMING FIRE. (From the Cornwall Chronicle.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 7 November 1848
ALARMING FIRE. (From the Cornwall Chronicle.) &nbsp; Last night about eight o'clock the pre- mises of Messrs. Aaron and Saul Solomon, known as the "Red House," in Charles street, and formerly occupied by Messrs Moss and Nathan, were discovered to be on fire, and scarcely had the alarm been given, 'ere the whole of the building was entirely enveloped in flames. All the ad- joining houses speedily caught fire, and by ten o'clock the range of buildings be- tween Mr. Lassiter's Auction Mart and the premises of Mr. Webster, the iron- monger was entirely destroyed. Mr. Higgs the pastrycook, Mr. Sykes the tobacco- nist—the house lately occupied by Mr. Bertram Nathan, and a Baker's on the south of the Red House, together with numerous outbuildings in the rear, were burnt out. The fire is said to have ori- ginated in the carelessness of a lad who was in the Messrs Solomon's shop, and it was with some difficulty that the chil- dren of Mrs. Solomon and Mrs. Higgs were rescued from dest...
A WORD IN SEASON. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 7 November 1848
A WORD IN SEASON. " An old man and his little boy were driving an ass &nbsp; &nbsp; to market to sell. 'What a fool is this fellow,' says a man upon the road, 'to be trudging it on foot with his son, that his ass may go light!' The old man hearing &nbsp; &nbsp; this, set his boy upon the ass, and went whistling by his side.' Why, sirrah,' cries a second man to the &nbsp; &nbsp; boy, ' is it fit for you to be riding, while your poor &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; aged father is walking on foot!' The father upon this &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; took down his boy from the ass, and mounted himself. 'Do you see,' says a third, ' how the lazy old knave rides along upon his beast while his poor little boy is &nbsp; almost crippled with walking!' The old man no sooner heard this, than he took up his son behind him. 'Pray, &nbsp; &nbsp; honest friend,' says a fourth, ' is tha...
THE GIPPS WARD ELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 7 November 1848
THE GIPPS WARD ELECTION. The result of the annual Municipal Elections, as regards Gipps Ward, has excited so strong a sensation in the City, that we have thought it right to occupy a considerable portion of our available space to-day with a return shewing the conduct of every Burgess of the Ward on the day of polling. The following is the state of the poll:— &nbsp; FOR MR. M'NAMARA. &nbsp; Ahern, Timothy, Lonsdale-street &nbsp; Anderson, James, Little Bourke-street &nbsp; Andrews, William, Bourke-street &nbsp; &nbsp; Bailey, William, Little Bourke-street &nbsp; Bailey, William, Little Bourke-street &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Bourke, Patrick, Bourke-street &nbsp; Brodie, Charles, Collingwood Bulger, Richard, Stephen-street &nbsp; Butterly, Nicholas, Bourke-street Callaghan, Timothy, Little Bourke-street &nbsp; Callinau, Martin, Little Bourke street Chambers, James, Little Bourke-street &...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 7 November 1848
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus. Sir,—The great event of last week has been tIhe Annual Muncipal Elections, and the great topic now universally dis- cussed, is the strange and unexpected issue of one of them. It may not, therefore, be considered that I presume too much by asking you to give a place to this letter in your columns. I am a man who although having a considerable interest in the progress and prosperity of Melbourne, have hitherto avoided any participation in the excite- ment usually attendant upon the elec- tion of Town Councillors. I have in common with a considerable body of my fellow citizens looked upon the contests for municipal honors, as being generally nothing else but strifes between two rival cliques, each contending for the ascendancy. Indeed, I have derived -considerable amusement from seeing the -nonchalance with which the leaders oí &nbsp; both parties have donned the vizard of patriotism before engaging in battle, and witnessing...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 7 November 1848
ENGLISH NEWS. We have received English news to the 24th July by the 'Juno,' from South Australia. We had intended to select a few extracts, but are prevented by a press of matter. We observe nothing of great importance, but we are glad to perceive a more cheerful tone prevailing. Trade was improving, money plentiful, conti- nental affairs less unsettled, and every- thing wearing a better aspect, except poor Ireland, which was still one mass of outrage, seditions, and conspiracies. &nbsp;
Select Poetry. PUNCH'S BIRTHDAY ODE TO HIMSELF. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 7 November 1848
Select Poetry. PUNCH'S BIRTHDAY ODE TO HIMSELF. Amid the crash of toppling crowns, The crack of dynasties, And thunder of bombarded towns, Far booming o'er the seas, While Europe with an earthquake-shock Is reeling to and fro, John Bull sits calmly on his rock, Begirt with Ocean's flow, Watching the storm with quiet survey, He being safe ashore ; &nbsp; And whilst abroad all things are topsy-turvy, He sees his Queen upon her throne, His Lords and Commons holding still their own, And some of them, perhaps, a little more. Oh, pride! our Institutions— The old, the wise, the free— &nbsp; In a world of revolutions Still flourishing to see ! To view our own majestic native oak, Whilst other trees of Liberty decay, Still whole and sound from stem to spray, Not in the least inclined to droop ; Indeed, without a joke, This sight should make each Briton cock-a-hoop ! But of our Constitution There's one peculiar boast, Its finest institution— That is to say, almost— &nb...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 7 November 1848
Domestic Intelligence. Bribery and Corruption.— The libel action brought by Major St. John against Mr, J. P. Fawkner comes on for trial to-morrow, and from the intense interest it excites will doubt- less command a crowded auditory. It was, we understand, Mr Fawkner's intention to have ad- dressed the jury himself, and retained counsel merely to conduct the examination of the wit- nesses, but he has since foregone the intention, &nbsp; and entrusted his defence entirely to his counsel. We look upon this case as deeply involving the interests of the whole community, and we shall anxiously await the result. Australia Felix Building Society. —We beg to remind our readers that the general meeting for the adoption of rules, and election of office bearers for the above socicey takes place, &nbsp; this evening, at the Mechanics' Institution. The great success which has attended the first insti- tution of the kind in this district, ensures a large attendance, and sufhcient i...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 7 November 1848
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. November 3.—Lillias, schooner, 89 tons, Captain Carr, from Hobart Town, 28th ult. No &nbsp; passengers. H. A. Smith, Agent. November 5.—Juno, steamer, 362 tons, Kir- sopp, master, from Adelaide 2nd November, in &nbsp; ballast. Passengers—Messrs. H. Flower, Rut- &nbsp; ledge, Brock, Punback, Rev. Wm. Harcourt, M'Laren, Rev. Mr. Cavanagh, Wm. R. Salt, &nbsp; and two children, E. Salt, Cantellere, Barney, P. Bryan, J. Dunn, James, Williams, R. Fennell, Agent. November 6. —Raven, brig, 170 tons, W. Bell, master, from Launceston. Passengers—Cabin— Messrs. Henty, Winter, Lyall, Mornington, and Échene, Mrs. Powell. Steerage—Mrs Stand- _, and two children, William Tulford, Hugh Campbell, Eliza Campbell and one child, John Smith, Sarah Smith, Robert Slendering and John Shipley. W. B Hatch, Agent. November 6.—Collins, schooner, 55 tons, H. Taylor, master, from Port Fairy. F. Pittman, Agent. November 6—Shamrock, steamer, 200 tons,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 7 November 1848
JOS PRINTING. IV, i). Vii «.I- ?.. . Tbi Public *bb rkspkctfullt informed, that OF ALL KIÙDS, WILL EH RXHOtTE» AT « IB B A » G TT S OFFICE, Wild neutn*ss, accuracy, ami despatch. 'Ihc Printer particularly invites attention ta his printing oj HOUK-WORIÏ, the whole of his type for that purpose being perfectly neto, and conse- quently greatly superior to any other ojjice in Melbourne. NOTICE POUND-KEEPERS and others requiring the publication of advertisements in the Govmnment ÜA'UIIF, are r-jeucsted to forward -their notices, from this date to the Anous Ojjice, Collins-street, the Gazette being now printed at that office. »eg-ieter cf Strayed Cattle, AT the request of a number of our subscribers we have opened at the Publishing Office of this Journal, a Registry of Strayed Cattle, with the view of enabling the owners to recover their missing stock at small expense. We have, therefore, to invite settlers who may have strayed cattle on their runs, to furnish ? to this office a descriptio...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 7 November 1848
"Aphrasia" Steamer. ALTERATION OF TIME OF SAILING. npiIE Public are respeet X lully informed that the above commodio .s ""earner will leave Raleigh's Wharf, Melbourne, for Geelong, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, an I Saturdays, ni hall past 10 a.m., and from Geelong to Melbourne on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, at Seven o'clock, a.m., commencing from the first day of November. JOSEPH RALEIGH, Agent. October 30, 1848._ For london X>ireo UIE A. 1 first-class British built ship) BERKSHIRE, John Whyte, Commander, is now ready to receive cargo, and will meet with quick des- patch, her accommodation for passengers is of the best description. WATSON AND WIGHT. W ANTED a female servant. Apply at the Argus Oflice. CITY OF MELBOURNE. NOTICE is lierehy given, thut at the election held before me this day, MICHAEL M'NAMARA, of Coeu.ss-STni.Ei, Tailor and DjtAi'kH, wus duly elected to supply tho annual , vacancy in the office of Councillor lor Gipps Ward m tbe City of Melbourne. li. CONDELL, Alder...
STATIONERY CONTRACT. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 10 November 1848
I STATIONERY CONTRACT; I "lVfO satisfactory tender having been JL ^ received for the supply of Stati- onery for the Colonial government for the year 1849 : notice is hereby given that fresh tenders will be received until Saturday, the 18th instant. Tenders for the above supply to be enclosed in separate envelopes and marked tender for Stationery, and deposited in . the box marked " Tenders for stores and works," at the western entrance of the government offices. The schedule of articles required can be seen, and every information obtained at the undermentioned office. By order of His Honor the Superintendent, HENRY GINN, ^ ... ". . Clerk of Works. Public Works Office, Melbourne, 7th November, 1848.
CRIMINAL SESSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 10 November 1848
CRIMINAL SESSIONS. ÏT is ordered, that a Criminal Session and General Gaol Delivery of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, for the District of Port Phillip, be holden at the Court House, La Trobe-street, in the Town of Melbourne, on Wednesday, the Fifteenth day of November, now next ensuing, at the hour of ten o'clock in the forenoon, at which all parties concerned are requested to give their attendance. Dated this Thirtieth day of October, A.n> 1848. WILLIAM a'BECKETT, Resident Judge.
ANNUAL MEETING FOR THE LICENSING OF AUCTIONEERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 10 November 1848
ANNUAL MEETING FOR THE LICENSING OF AUCTIONEERS. NOTICE is hereby given, that a meeting of Justices, acting in and for the District of Murray, will be holden at the Police-office, Broken River, on Tuesday, the 28th day of Novemher next, for the special purpose of taking into consideration all applications for Auc- tioneers Licenses, under the Act of Council. 11th Viet, No. 16. ROBERT G. MEADE, Clerk of Petty Sessions. Police-office, Broken River, 26th October, 1848. IMPOUNDED at the Deep Creek Pound, October 23rd, 1848 Trespass 6s per head. A ginger bullock, stag horns, white belly _"/i"":i. u""*a~a n7n "ff -¡i,,, A brown sided bullock, stag horns, while back and belly, branded MF off ribs. No Trespass. A red sided bullock, speckled face, large open cock horns, R, near ribs RH A white and red bullock, open cock horns, tip off near ear, branded M off rump, M near shoulder. Trespass 4d per head. A strawberry bull, no visible brand A white bull no visible brand A brown sided heifer, sm...
Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 7th November, 1848. BARWON BRIDGE APPROACHES. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 10 November 1848
Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 7th November, 1S48. BARWON BRIDGE APPROACHES. TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday, the 25th instant, from parties willing to contract for forming approaches to the Bridge over the Bar- won River, Geelong. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Barwon Bridge Approaches," and may be forwarded by post directed to " His Honor the Superintendent, Melbourne," or deposited in the box marked " Ten- ders »for Works and Stores" at the western entrance of the above office. Pian and specification may be seen at the Police-office, Geelong, and the Bridge Office, Melbourne, where every information can he obtained. The Government will not necessarily, ap.re.nt the lowest tender. ! """'.C. J, LA TROBE, I