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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
Situation Wanted, A Person recently arrived in the Colony from England, who has had much ups; rience as sub-Surveyor of Turnpike Road», uno who has some knowledge of gardening, Is desirous of obtaining actuation in anj capacity in which his services might be found useful. The ndveniser is a married man, and can pro- duce the most satisfactory testimonials as lo character. ., Apply to H, G. Ashhurst, Esq., or to Mr. Alderman Kerr. Melbourne, 12th Dec, 1848. As Bookkeeper or General Mercantile Assistant WANTED, by a party recently arrived in the Colonyf and »ho has had 12 jear» Commercial experience in England and the Jiaf«, a situation in either of the above capucines. Satisfactory reference, and further informa ion can be given on application lo A.B., office olio»
CEYLON. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
CEYLON. The Torrington arrived on Sunday, &nbsp; brings intelligence of an insurrection &nbsp; having taken place among the Kandians and Cingalese, who had revolted against the British authority. We are unable to state positively what was the origin of the rising, but we gather that it was in con- sequence of an attempt to levy a polltax, which the natives were told would render a personal examination of the women ne- cessary.There had been much previous &nbsp; dissatisfaction, and this belief caused the feelings of the people to become so excited that they proclainied a descendant of the family that once ruled, King of Kandy. They then attacked the plantations, com- mitting serious outrages, and made them- selves masters of some of the smaller towns. Martial law was immediately proclaimed, and the insurrection was very speedily quelled. A large number of fa- milies being thrown out of employment in consequence of the stoppage of the plantations occasioned by...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
DIED, At his residence, Oakdean, near Cowden, Kent, England, on the 20th of August last, Lieutenant- Colonel William Ross, of H. M. 23rd, or Royal Welsh Fusileers, only brother of Mr J. H. Ross, Solicitor, of this place.
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 whos[?] list." TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1848. BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
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, DECEMBER 12, 1848. BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION. This oft quoted subject has, for the pre- sent, nearly exhausted itself, but while we trust that it may sink into men's minds, as a warning for the future, we have still one duty to perform. It is that of reimbursing the gentleman mainly in- strumental in the detection of so much guilt, in the very heavy expenses to which his patriotic course has exposed him. The Government, which affected so much anxiety to investigate a charge against the spotless purity which it so eagerly looks for, and insists upon in its officials, has denied all responsibility in the charges of the detection of so gross a case, by condescending to a subterfuge, well worthy of such a Government. We will not insult the people of Port Phillip by supposing for one moment that a single farthing of the expenses in such a cause, will be lef...
UNITED STATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
UNITED STATES. The most important news from the United States is that of a most destruc- tive fire which occurred at the city ol Albany, on the 17th August. Most of the commercial portion of the city, with 15 or 20 densely populated streets and squares, were in five hours reduced to ruins. From Herkimer-street, where the fire broke out, to Columbia-street, where it was arrested, the distance was more than half a-mile. The ruins covered an area of 200 acres, every foot of which was densely covered with building ; there were more houses upon it than upon any equal space in the city. Four-fifths of the buildings burnt were brick, most of them large and substantial structures; many of them three and four stories high. The latest accounts from the scene of calamity represent that 439 valuable houses were destroyed ; besides which 11 tow-boats, between 40 and 60 canal boats, 1 schooner, and 2 floats were burned on the water, and the burning wrecks of these vessels floating against the Col...
PORT PHILLIP GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. (Published by Authority.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
PORT PHILLIP OOVBUNMENT GAZETTE. (Published by Authority.) - IMPOUNDED at Mount Macedon, Campaspie River, 30th November, 1848 1 white bull, like D-G near ribs, J-C rump 1 white bull, O near ribs JS 1 white and brown stag, both eais split, WH conjoined near ribs, lik JR JR JR conjoined 5 (the JR's conjoined) off ribs 1 yellow bullock, bit out of both ears, blind of near eye, like J JR conjoined or 3x °ff rump 1 dark brown bullock, bit of both ears, white on belly and tail, top off off horn like J H near ribs, like M shoulder, like I JL (the JL conjoined) off rump, AT thigh 1 black and white down horned steer, AC near rump, anchor off rump, Z ribs, I shoulder p 1 red and white down horned steer, AC over loins near side, anchor off rump, Z ribs, 2 shoulder 1 red and white bullock, split neat ear, P rump, 1 off rump, like W thigh, 5 ribs 1 brown and white down horned steer, 4 near rump, M within circle off rump, 43 ribs I yellow steer, 4 near rump, M within circle off rump, 43 ribs 1 st...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
JOB PRINTING. T|| PUBUC JBB BMPMMUL1.T IN»OBMIB, THAT Soli iptfntfttg OF ALL KIADS, Wilki. M BÏMOTED AT ffXa AHOTTS OFFICE, With ntatntu, accuracy, and despatch. The Printer particularly invites attention to his ¡tintineo}BOOK-WORK, the wkole of his type ¡ti f/uJf purpose being perfectly new, and enue Lilly greatly superior to any other office in J/ítóíuní«. A1 Register of Strayed Cattle, Ttbe request of a number of our subscribers rj we have opened at the Publishing Othoe ol ¿ajournai, a Hegiafy of Strayed Cattle, with the view oi enabling the owners to recover their m'lisiBg stock at small expense. WeDttVe, therefore, to invite settlers who may have «rayed cattle on their runs, to furnish to this office a description of such cattle which will be published free of churge, and continued until chimed by the owner or owners. Owners of missing cattle who may recognise the description in the published lists will be fur tished with information as to where the cattle Htto be found, on app...
SALES EFFECTED LAST WEEK BY M[?]SSRS. BEAR AND SON. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
Sales effected last week by Messrs. Bear and Son. Fat Cattle—One hundred and thirteen head of fat heifers and bullocks sold as follows, (prime quality) at from 55s to 70s, or from 7s 6d to 8s per 100 lbs; inferior from 30s to 42s each. Store Cattle—A lot of mixed cattle (in good condition) sold at 21s each, a few cows and calves sold at from 35s to 55s each. Sheep—500 fat wethers (shorn) sold at 5s 3d each, or about 1d per lb, and a small lot (ditto) &nbsp; very inferior at 2s 6d. Horses—About 22 were brought forward at the weekly sale on Thursday—there was a numerous attendance—but the sale on the whole was dull; useful hacks sold at from 10 to 14 guineas, rough hacks from 4 to 8 guineas, a useful draft horse sold for £15 ; ten head were disposed of. There is a dull sale for fat cattle at present, the market was heavily supplied this week, and first quality sold at from 7s 6d to 8s per 100 lbs. &nbsp; Fat wethers (tsorn) are selling at about 1d per lb, there is a go...
BONDED WAREHOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
BONDED WAREHOUSE. Spirits and tobacco delivered from the Ware- &nbsp; house, during the week ending 9th December, 1848— Home Consumption—B. P. rum, 1091 gallons; brandy, 823 ; Geneva, 245 ; tobacco, 1930 lbs ; cigars, 281 lbs. Exportation—B. P. rum, 558 gallons; brandy, 165; Geneva, 39; whiskey, 59; tobacco, 651 lbs. Warehoused—B. P. rum, 221 gallons ; brandy 638 ; tobacco, 2926 lbs. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
Domestic Intelligence. &nbsp; New Police Office.—Mr. Alexander Sutherland, the builder, has obtained by tender, the contract for fitting up the interior of the new police office. Mr. S. has engaged to have the building ready for the accommodation of the public by the 20th of February next. Cancelling an Agreement—A young man named Wm. George Bristowe, lately in the service of Mr. James Purves, a farmer, appeared at the police office on Wednesday last, to compel his master to cancel an agreement entered into some six months since. The application was made in consequence of ill-health, and a medical certificate to that effect was handed in by Bristowe. A letter was read from Mr. Purves, stating that he was busy shearing and could not attend to the summons ; but expressed his con- sent to the man leaving his employment under the circumstances. Agreement cancelled. Assaults.—After the " charge sheet" at the police office had been gone through on Wednesday last, Mr. Hull, who pre...
MR. PORTER'S LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
MR. PORTER'S LETTER. The gloomy letter of Mr. John Porter published some time since, has pro- voked the following retort from one of our industrious settlers, who appears not to relish, and feels called upon to resent, the discouraging tone which pervaded that "lugubrious" epistle. There is a freshness about some of these letters from the country, which comes like a whiff of pure air, to us dusty denizens of the town, and makes us wish that the dormant faculties of our country friends oftener gave signs of awaken- ing. To the Editor of the Geelong Advertiser. Dear Sir,—I find on looking over the Port Phillip Herald Extraordinary, of the 16th November, that Mr. John Porter has inflicted us with another of his lugubrious epistles, which he face- tiously calls "Commercial Letters," God save the mark ! There is no occasion for combating his attempts at argument. At least if such were required in dealing with his first letter, any confutation of his second is rendered superfluous by Mr. ...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus. December 8, 1848. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus. December 8, 1848. Mr. Editor, I now proceed to give a sketch of the Wool Trade of Great Britain, for the last twenty years, i. e. from 1827 down to 1846. In order to simplify the calcula- tions, and save needless details, I shall . divide this period of twenty years, into divisions of five years each, and shall give the result in millions of pounds, rejecting minor quantities. Table I.—Wool Imported. Foreign. Colonial. Total Inclusive. Million lbs. Mil. lbs. Millions. 1827 to 1831 136 8 144 1832 .. 1836 198 20 218 1837 .. 1841 202 61 263 184-2 .. 1846 175 123 297 We thus see that during the above period, the import of wool into Great Britain, from all parts of the world, in- creased by 163 millions pounds, or say at the rate of 106 per cent., in other words it more than doubled. It may farther be remarked, that the increase, during the second period, i. e. from 1832 to 1836, exceeded that of the preceding five years, by 74 million...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
The "Thames" Steamer, HAVING completed her alterations, will leave the Queen's Wharf, _^^ Melbourne, for William's T^ and keelong, THIS DAY, the 12th St, at TWO O'CLOCK, P.M. and con ¡nue running at the same hour during the season, leaving Geelong every morning (Sundays ex «.ntedl at seven o'clock, «epted; T&lt; w> MURD0CH. 12tB December, 1848. "Vest?." Steamer, ILL commence run- ning to and from Geelong DAILY, on Wed- nesday, the 13th instant, letting Cole'* Wharf, Melbourne, "% at 7 o'clock in the morning f Sundays Queen's Wharf, at Geelong I excepted. at 2 in the afternoon. J GEORGE WARD COLE Melbourne, 11th December, 1848. W1 Tor Xioudon Direct. To Load in Hobson's Bay. THE first-class ship " ROYAL GEORGE," 585 tons re- gister, Thomas Grieves, Com- mander. "Cb» ship ' having all her dead weight of copper ore ou board, and a great portion of her cirgo engaged-will bave quick despatch. For freight or passage, having first-rate ac- commodations for passengers, apply to D...
PETTY SESSIONS. Saturday, December 9th. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
PETTY SESSIONS. Saturday, December 9th. &nbsp; An adjourned court of petty sessions was held at the police office, for the pur- pose of taking into consideration the ap- plications postponed from the previous Saturday, in consequence of a majority of the business magistrates not being present. There were two new applica- tions, those of Messrs. M'Neice and M'Namara. The following was the result :— GENERAL LICENSES REFUSED. Richard Batters, for a house at the junction of Russell and Little Lonsdale- streets, to be known as the Nag's Head. GENERAL LICENSE POSTPONED. Thos. M'Neice, for a house at the corner of La Trobe and Russell-streets, to be known as the Supreme Court Hotel. TRANSFER POSTPONED. Michael M'Namara — the Clarence Hotel, from Frederick Midgley. NIGHT LICENSE REFUSED. Michael Hogan, of the Melbourne Tavern, Elizabeth-street. CONFECTIONERS LICENSES GRANTED James M'Laurie, Bourke-street, John M'Wey, off Bourke-street, Wm. Garfield, Collingwood. The applications of ...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. December 8.—Titania, schooner, 139 tons, Knight, master, from China and Manilla. Agents, W. H. Barnes & Co. December 9.—Shamrock, steamer, 200 tons, Gilmore, master, from Sydney. Passengers.— Captain Griffiths, 96th Regiment, Mrs Griffiths, &nbsp; Miss M'Kentîn, Mr. and Mrs Ililsop. Messrs. Sharpe, Jones, Bryce, Atkinson, G. Were, Abercrombie, J. Johnstone, John Walters, Neil M'Kinnon, Miss M'Kinnon, Mr and Mrs Stafford, Miss Douney, Mr. J. Douney, Mr. J. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Marsley, Mr. Loutit. Agent, H. A. Smith. December 10 — Warrior, barque, 307 tons, Stafford, master, from Aberdeen, the 20th August. Agents, M'Lachlan and Shaw. No Passengers. December 10 —Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Hilder, master, from Ceylon, 16th October. Passengers,—Cabin—Mr. Templer, Captain Chil- cott. Intermediate,—Messrs Lodge, Fraser, &nbsp; Forbes, Dumbreck, Cameron, Glen, Hanna, Bell, Cotton, Kennedy, Macpherson, Watson, Peers, Hallett, Bowden, ...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
Domestic Intelligence. &nbsp; &nbsp; "Pity 'tis, 'tis true."—Amongst the &nbsp; various expressions of sympathy and confidence which our present position has drawn from all parties, and from all sides, &nbsp; there is a tone frequently adopted which jars sadly upon our sensorium. It is a tone of commiseration for the tissue ol serious scrapes in which these gentry fancy that we have involved ourselves, and of condolence in our various misfor- tunes, past, present, and to come. Now, of all sentiments that we are likely to excite in &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; the minds of our friends, that of pity is pretty nearly the last that we should de- sire to exist. Compassion is much too nearly allied to contempt, for us to wish such a feeling to exist towards us; we, therefore, take the most public and direct means of requesting all parties to reserve their commiseration till they are asked &nbsp; &nbsp; &...
SUPREME, COURT. IN CHAMBERS. Saturday 8th December, 1848. Before his Honor the Resident Judge. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
SUPREME COURT. IN CHAMBERS. Saturday 8th December, 1848. Before his Honor the Resident Judge. Raleigh v Livingstone.—This cause had been argued in Term, and his Honor reserved judg- ment till this day. His Honor stated that the case involved some points of difficulty, upon which he was desirous of taking the opinion of the Sydney Judges. Mr. Stawell said he would willingly take the decision of his Honor, whatever it might be, with- out reference to Sydney. His Honor said there were some most important matters for consideration, and he had, therefore, determined upon sending the case for the decision of the Sydney Bench. Austin v. Crossley.—His Honor gave judgment &nbsp; in this case at considerable length ; it had been heard in Banco,and the question at issue involved a reference to the master to review his taxation of the bill of costs, chiefly with regard to items of expenditure for consultations in the action. His Honor cited several cases bearing upon the point, among th...
THE NEW REGULATIONS FOR THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
THE NEW REGULATIONS FOR THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. We are charged by the Geelong Ad- vertiser with an " insensate attempt " to create a prejudice against the Govern- ment notice of the 21st Nov. which is furnishing so interesting a matter for discussion to squatters in the Settled Districts. If as much attention had been paid to our remarks, as should have been paid by any one who intended to com- ment upon them, they would have been found to refer less to the notice of the 21st Nov., than to the whole code of new regulations of the 29th of March, to which that notice referred. Our con- temporary makes a regular hotch-potch of the two, and proves how carefully he has studied the subject by saying that, The present holders may, if they wish to do so, purchase thirty acres of any, or each section in their runs, and thereby secure the exclusive oc- cupancy of the whole of such sections. whereas our reading of the notice is, that though the application to purchase 30 acres confers exclusive...
NOTICE [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
NOTICE IS hereby given that a Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, for the District of Port Phillip, in the Colony of New South Wales, will be holden at the Court-house, La Trobe-street, Mel- bourne, on Monday, the first day January next, where all persons who have appeals or other business to transact are desiied to give their attendance at ten o'clock in the forenoon. Dated this seventh day of December, A.D. 1848. HENRY F. GURNER, Clerk of the Peace.
PORT PHILLIP. Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 13th December, 1848. SUPPLEMENTARY LIST OF CLAIMS TO LEASES OF CROWN LAND BEYOND THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. WIMMERA DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 12 December 1848
PORT PHILLIP. Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, 13th December, 1848. SUPPLEMENTARY LIST OF CLAIMS TO LEASES OF CROWN LAND BEYOND THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. WIMMERA DISTRICT. HIS Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified for the information of all persons interested, that in pursu- ance of Her Majesty's Order in Council of the 9th March, 1847, the undermen- tioned persons have demanded Leases of the several Runs of Crown Land, parti- cularised in connexion with their respec- tive names. Persons who object to any of these claims, either wholly or in part, should lodge Caveats at this office within two months from the present date, specifying the lands to which their objections ex- tend, and the grounds on which their ob- jections are based. It is to be distinctly understood, that the government does not pledge itself to the issue of a Lease in any case until due enquiry has been made into the validity of the claim, and whether or not it may be necessary to reserve any portion of...