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Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 28 November 1848
Domestic Intelligence. Insurance Company.—Our readers will be glad to learn that this useful Company may now be considered to be fairly started. The number of shares actually applied for, approaches the two thousand requisite to constitute the Com- pany, and there is a reserved list of known sup- porters, which will bring the number far above what is requisite for the appointment of a Committee, &c. Our next announcement will, no doubt, be to the effect that the whole 4000 shares have been allotted, and we know enough of the shillyshally spirit that is so prevalent in this dis- trict, to feel sure that many people who are now en- deavouring to make up their minds, will then profess all sorts of astonishment, at finding themselves too late. Such people we would refer to the ex- tract in our last, to the effect of the Cornwall Insurance Company having just held their an- nual meeting, and declared a dividend of 25 per cent, besides a large increase being, in all proba- bility,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
IMPOUNDED at Melbourne, on Nov. 28th, 1848 1 bay poney mare, of the Timor breed, long tail, aged, has been fired on the near fore leg, near shoulder EW 1 light strawberry steer, near rump AH or AR conjoined. If not claimed and expenses paid on or before Friday, the 22nd day of December, to be sold at the pound according to the Act of Council, G. SCARBOROUGH, 9s 6d_Poundkeeper. NOTICE. THE dark brown or black mare, im- pounded on the 18th November is branded WS in half-circle off shoulder. iTHOMAS SEALE, Poundkeeper. Mount Macedon, November 29, 1818. In the Insolvent Estate of John Sproat, of Melbourne, in the Dis- trict of Port Phillip, m the Colony of New South Wales, Doctor of Medicine. WHEREAS, the estate of John Sproat, of Melbourne in the District of Port Phillip, in the Colony of New South Wales, Doctor of Medicine, was on the twenty-ninth day of No yember, one thousand eight hundred and forty eight, placed under sequestration in my hands by order of his Honor Mr. Justice a'De...
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. NAVIGATION OF PORT ALBERT. Habour Master's Office[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. &nbsp; NAVIGATION OF PORT ALBERT. Harbour Master's Office. &nbsp; &nbsp; William's Town, November 14th, 1848. WITH special reference to Captain Stoke's directions, given in a, note page 427, vol. 2, of his " Discoveries in Australia," it is considered expedient that the following observations, made by C. J. Tyers, Esq., Commissioner ofi Crown Lands at Gipps Land, should be published for the information of Mariners. The channel into Port Albert is available only for boats of about (15) fifteen tons and under. In March 1846, while passing through. it in the "Lucy" of about (17) seventeen &nbsp; tons, I grounded several times ; and about half-way between Corner Inlet and. Port Albert, found that a shoal had been formed across the channel, apparently by the meeting of the flood- tide from Corner Inlet with that from Port Albert. The only approach to the shipping place at Port Albert for vessels of any burthen (not above 200 tons) is by ...
Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 28th Nov., 1848. TENDERS REQUIRED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
I Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 28th Nov., 1848. TENDERS will be received until noon of Saturday, the 16th Decem- ber next, from parties willing to contract .for supplying certain iron work, required for the railway of the Portland pier. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender for Iron Work," and deposited in the box marked " Tenders for Works and Stores" at the western entrance of the above 1 office. ¡ Plan and specification may be seen and« ! every information obtained at the Bridge ¡Office, Melbourne. ¡ The government will not necessarily i accent the lowest tender. - - I C. J. LATROBE.
NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
NOTICE. THE bay horse, inclined to be roan, about 15 hands high, star in fore- head, saddle marked, bang tail, branded IP with, illegible over it near shoulder, to be sold on the 8th of December, will be sold on the 19th, C or G on back near side not being described. C. COFFEY, Poundkeeper. IMPOUNDED al Morang,River Plenty Nov. 22nd 1 chesnut horse, blaze down face, little white on near hind foot, switch tail, saddle marked, supposed HA conjoined near shoulder If not claimed and released on or be- fore December 16th, 1848, will be sold at the pound yard according to Act of Council. 4s 6d W. C WALKER, Poundkeeper. j IMPOUNDED at Bacchus Marsh, No- vember 9th, 1848 1 red bullock, white star in forehead, 2 near shoulder, JW" near rump, HA off ribs 1 yellow bullock, same brands If not claimed and expenses paid on or before the 4th day of December, 1848, to be sold at the pound yard according to the Act of Council. 4s:9d WILLIAM CROOK, Poundkeeper. IMPOUNDED at Bulleen Upper' Yarra 1 che...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
JOB PRINTING. Tas Public *m respectfully inïokmkd, that OF ALL KlhDS, WILL BE EXICtiTED AT > «KB auous orriCE, WitA niulneii, accuracy, and despatch. The Printer particularly invites attention to hit printing o/ BOOJf-WOftíf, tÄe uj/ioi« 0/ Ais type for that purpose being perfectly new, and conse i¡Mtntly greatly superior to any other office in ¡Selbourne. NOTICE POUND-KEEPERS and others, requiring ? the publication of pdyertisements in the Government Gazette, ai « ri/euesUd to forward their notices, from this date to the Argus Office, Collins-street, the Gazette being now printed at that office. Register of 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 mi'Bing stock at small expense. We have, therefore, to invite settlers who may have strayed cattle on their runs, to furnish to this office a description of such cattle which ...
SALE OF POLICE HORSES CONSIDERED UNFIT FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
SALE OF POLICE HORSES CON- SIDERED UNFIT FOR GOVERN- MENT SERVICE. &nbsp; TO BE SOLD by Auction, on Thurs- day, the 7th of December next, at &nbsp; 11 o'clock, a.m., at the Sale Yard of Messrs. Tennant & Co , Elizabeth-street. Five (5) Police Horses considered unfit for the Colonial Service. By order of His Honor the Superintendent, HENRY GINN, Clerk of Works. Public Works Office, Melbourne, 27thNovember, 1848.
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
Domestic Intelligence. Scholastic.—A public examination of the children in connection with Mr James Robertson's school, will take place this morning in the long room of the Mechanics' institution. Mr R. has invited the parents of his pupils to be present, in order to witness the great proficiency made by the children while under his tuition ; and as he professes to teach upon totally different principles from those adopted by the other school- masters in Melbourne, a full attendance of his "brethren ol the birch" is expected. &nbsp; Protestant Hall.—A sermon will be preached on Sunday next, by the Reverend Mr Ramsay, in the Protestant Hall, when a col- lection will be made in aid of the School Fund. It is anticipated that the Reverend gentleman will have a numerous audience, and that a hand- some sum will be raised on the occasion : especi- ally as the preacher is a popular one, and the cause which he will advocate, is so calculated to enlist the sympathies of a large majori...
SUPREME COURT. IN BANCO. Wednesday, November 29. Before His Honor the Resident Judge. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
SUPREME COURT. IN BANCO. Wednesday, November 29. Before His Honor the Resident Judge. Graham (official assignee) v. Horsfall.—Mr. Barry moved that the rule nisi granted in this case be made absolute. Mr. Williams argued at considerable length against the rule. Mr. Barry, followed by Mr. Stawell, spoke in favor of the rule, after which His Honor stated he would reserve his judg- ment. The court then adjourned. Thursday, November 30. Austin v. Crosley.—Mr. Williams moved for a rule nisi, calling on the defendant to shew cause, why the Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court should not be ordered to review the taxation of the bill of costs of the plaintiff, in this cause as taxed on the 28th November instant, and allowed at £16 2s. 4d. The rule was applied for, upon the grounds contained in the affidavit of Mr. John Edwards. His Honor granted the rule, which was made returnable on the 4th December. Raleigh v. lLvingston.—Mr. Pohlman applied to the court for a rule nisi calling upon the D...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus. Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the &nbsp; receipt of your letter of November 24th,* (deli- vered to me November 27th,) by which you apprise me that you have become the proprietor of the Argus newspaper, and in which you solicit my support. As I lately read an article in the Argus, in which a recommendation was given to cause me to be cudgelled, for the mode in which I dis- charged my professional duty , I feel, I must confess, a certain degree of solicitude to leam the principles, which will enable the author of such a paragraph, to conduct a newspaper " with energy and honesty, with independence and respect- ability." &nbsp; I will, therefore, subscribe to the Argus for one quarter, to commence on December the first; (the subscription to be paid in advance,) in order that I may be enabled to judge, whether the Argus have any "claim upon that public countenance which has seldom been withheld, if really de- se...
TOWN COUNCIL. Thursday, 30th November, 1848. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
TOWN COUNCIL. Thursday, 30th November, 1848. Present—the Worshipful the Mayor, and a full Council, with the exception of Councillor Moor. MINUTES. The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed ; minutes were also read of meetings of the Public Works, Market, and Finance Com- mittees, of which last Mr. Councillor Russell was &nbsp; reported to have been elected chairman. ELECTION OF ALDERMEN. The Town Clerk read a letter from his Honor the Superintendent, acknowledging the receipt of the official intimation of the election of Mayor and Aldermen, communicated for the information of his Excellency the Governor. ELECTORAL. The Town Clerk read a letter from the Colonial Secretary to the Mayor, as Returning Officer for the City, relative to the proceedings at the last general election at Singleton, which is elsewhere referred to. LITTLE BOURKE-STREET. &nbsp; Councillor Condell presented a petition from the residents in Little Bourke-street, between Swanston and Eliza...
INSOLVENT COURT. Wednesday, November 29, 1848. (Before R. W. Pohlman, Esq., Chief Commissioner.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
INSOLVENT COURT. Wednesday, November 29, 1848. (Before R. W. Pohlman, Esq., Chief Com- missioner.) In the Estate of Frederick Hornblower.—This was a second adjourned general meeting of cre- ditors for proof of debts and other business con- nected with the Estate. Mr Graham, the official assignee, for whose attendance the former meet- ing had been adjourned, was present. The prin- cipal business, before the meeting was the question whether Mr Scott, who had put in a claim for £11, was a partner of the insolvent. Mr Paynter appeared for Hornblower, and Messrs Stawell and Bowler for Scott. After a long examination of Mr Scott, the Commissioner stated that he could not admit the claim, as it was evident a partnership did exist, he would, however, allow Mr Scott to amend his proof, to do which an ad- journment must take place. The meeting was then adjourned till Monday next. Thursday, November 30. In the Estate of Napoleon de la Ray.—This was a first general meeting, for proof of debts a...
THE PERSECUTION OF BRITISH FOOTMEN. (From Punch.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
THE PERSECUTION OF BRITISH FOOTMEN. By Mr. Jeames. (Fiom Punch.) Livin remoke from the whirld : hoc- kupied with the umble dootlies of my perfeshun, which moacely consists of droring hale and beer for the gence who freguent my otel, politticle efairs hinter- est but suldum, and I confess when Loy Philip habdigaded (the other day, as I read in my noble and favorite Dispatch newspaper, where Publicoaler is the boy for me,) I cared no mor than I did when the chap hover the way went hoff with- out paying his rent. No maw does my little Mary Hann. I prommis you she &nbsp; has enough to do in minding the bar and babbies, to eed the conwulsions of hempires or the hagonies of prostrick kings. I ham what one of those littery chaps who uses our back parlor calls a poker- curanty on plitticlc subjix. I don't per- mit 'em to whex, worrit, or distub me. My objick is to leaf a good beer bisnis to little Jeames, to sckewer somethink comftable for my two gals, Mary Hann and Hangelina (where...
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 18th November, 1848. PORT PHILLIP ORPHAN IMMIGRATION COMMITTEE, AND BOARD OF GUARDIANS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 18ih November, 1848. ÍPORT PHILLIP'ORPHAN IMMI- GRATION COMMITTEE, AND BOARD OF GUARDIANS. HIS Excellency the Governor hak been pleased to appoint a committee of the following gentlemen, to superin- tend the apprenticing of a number of Orphans, of both sexes, shortly expected to arrive at Port Phillip from Ireland, and to act as their Guardians, viz. :. The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Melbourne. The Right Reverend Dr. Goold. Edward Curr, Esq. The Very Reverend P. B. Geoghegan, Vkar-Generalt The Reverend Irvine Hetherington, William Lonsdale, Esquire, Sub-Trea- surer. John Patterson, Esq., Acting Immi- gration Agent. Robert Williams Pohlman, Esq., Chiet Commissioner of Insolvent Estates. James Hunter Ross, Esq. Andrew Russell, Esq. James Simpson, Esq. The Reverend A. C, Thomson. By His Excellency's Command; E. DEAS THOMSON» * *.
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." FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1848. THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
The Argus. &nbsp; &nbsp; I am in the place where I am demanded ofnscience &nbsp; to speak the truth, and therefore the truth I speak impugn it whoso list." FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1848. THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. Our friends the Squatters within the settled Districts, are in a state of consi- derable anxiety respecting the Govern- ment Notice, published in our last. That notice, drawn up with the usual amount of official ambiguity, authorises the ap- plication for any portion of land, not less than 30 acres in each section, to be put up for sale, by the present licensed occu- pier. To understand the object of this notice, or to read intelligibly the Regu- lations themselves, to which this notice refers, we must ever bear carefully in mind, that they emanate from the Go- vernment in Sydney, are suggested by Sydney people, adapted to Sydney wants, and have about as much reference to our position here, as they have to the land tenure in the moon. The main object of this...
BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION. To the Editor of the Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION. To the Editor of the Argus. Sir—In the Daily News of Wednesday &nbsp; last, appeared an article, in the disguise &nbsp; of an editorial leader, which from its very nature, was calculated to lower in public estimation the character of certain &nbsp; members of the City Corporation. After reading this article, I wrote some obser- &nbsp; vations, which I intended to send in, in time for publication in Friday's Argus. &nbsp; &nbsp; Upon reflection, however, I expected that &nbsp; the subject would be taken up by an &nbsp; abler hand. But having waited till this date, and seeing no notice taken of it, I have resolved to give in the substance of &nbsp; these obseivations, which I hope you will &nbsp; publish in your influential and widely circulated journal. &nbsp; The writer of this article is apparently one of those unhappy persons whose peace &nbsp; of mind is always ...
Superintendent's Office[?] Melbourne, 27th Nov., 1848. BARWON BRIDGE APPROACHES. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
Superintendent's Office,. Melbourne, 27th Nov., 1848". BARWON BRIDGE APPROACHES NO eligible tender for forming ap- proaches to the bridge over the &nbsp; Barwon River, Geelong, having been delivered, fresh tenders will be received at this office until noon of Saturday, the 9th December next, from parties willing. to contract for the same. Tenders to be endorsed " Tender fee Barwon bridge approaches," and may be forwarded by post directed to" his Honor the Superintendent, Melbourne," or de- posited in the box marked " Tenders for forks and Stores," at the western en- trance of the above office. Plan and specification (as altered) may be seen at the Police Office, Geelong,, and the Bridge Office, Melbourne, where every information can be obtained. The government will not necessarily accept the lowest tender. O. J. LATROBE.
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
Original Correspondence. &nbsp; to the Editor of the Argus. Sir,—As an uneducated countryman, allow me to put some Queries to you, anent the Prospectus of the " Australia Felix Benefit Investment and Building Society." I. What is the meaning of the term " Redemption Money?" I take it to be &nbsp; a new name for interest, payable by the borrowers, on the sum of £50 to be ad- vanced by the Society, per share—if so, why the specified sum of £2 8s. ? II. How comes it, that, whilst the monthly payment is stated at 10s., and the Redemption money at 48s. per annum, or 4s. per month. " The amount actually paid by the member in Monthly Instal- ments" is stated at about 17s ? I conceive that this Monthly payment cannot exceed 14s., consequently that here must be an overcharge of 3s. per month—equal to £1 16s. per annum, and in 8 years amounting to £14 8s., or equal to 30 per cent, on the total subscription per share. Your explanation of the above will much oblige Sir, Your mos...
THE NEW CONSTITUTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 1 December 1848
THE NEW CONSTITUTION. The constitution, which Earl Grey's late despatch purposes to confer upon the future Colony of Victoria, is all that the most ardent friend of the province could have hoped for or desired, for though there may probably be some faults in the details of the measure, the power with which the Legislature is to be in- vested, of providing not only for the cor- rection of mistakes, but even for a par- tial or entire change of the constitution, will render them of but little moment. It surely then is not becoming, that intelligence of such vital importance should be received, and passed over as a mere every day occurrence. There surely ought to be some public demon- stration—some intimation to Earl Grey, that though the delay in the Separation of this Province from Sydney is bitterly felt, the importance of the magnificent boon he proposes conferring upon the colony, is duly appreciated and grate- fully acknowledged. Let a public meet- ing for this purpose be convened...