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NEW GOLD MINE. (From the Polynesian, Sandwich Island Newspaper, July 15.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 5 January 1849
NEW GOLD MINE. (From the Polynesian, Sandwich Island News- paper, July 15.) We have received, per Euphemia, dates from California to the 20th of June. Our files of California papers up to the date of their death, have come to hand. The yellow fever has taken hold of all the members of the craft there, from the editors to the imps, and carried them off to the gold mines. The only item of interest is the news from the gold diggers, other matters receive no attention. The whole country is in a state of turmoil, and every body is flying to the gold region to reap a fortune. All the sea- port towns are deserted. Out of a population of nearly one thousand, San Francisco only contains about fifty or sixty souls, and these would leave were it possible. The news of the gold dis- coveries has spread with lightning speed, and the minister, merchant, artizan, mechanic, farmer, labourer, and loafer, have all gone to seek their fortune. Farms and crops are deserted, and all branches o ,business a...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus. Arthurton, 2nd January, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 5 January 1849
Original Correspondence. &nbsp; To the Editor of the Argus. Arthurton, 2nd January, 1849. &nbsp; Sir—-I hope you will be pleased to &nbsp; publish for general information, the &nbsp; Reply of His Honor the Superintendent, &nbsp; to the note accompanying the petition of &nbsp; the agriculturists around Melbourne to &nbsp; his Excellency the Governor ; and, it is &nbsp; scarcely to be doubted, if the petition &nbsp; receives the attentive consideration re- &nbsp; commended, that every inducement and &nbsp; encouragement, will be conceded to the public to purchase the Crown Lands, &nbsp; short of lowering the purchase price. &nbsp; I am, Sir, &nbsp; Your obedient servant, P. MACARTHUR. Superintendent's Office, &nbsp; Melbourne, 28th December, 1848. Sir,—I have to acknowledge the re- ceipt of your note of the 23rd instant, enclosing a petition from certain land- &a...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 5 January 1849
Domestic Intelligence. NEW ZEALAND.—-Governor Grey is do- ing business in rare style in New Zea- land. It will be recollected that on the suspension for five years of the mongrel constitution, granted by Parliament some years since, the existing Legislative Coun- cil was empowered to make provision for an 'ad interim' constitution for the co- &nbsp; lony. For this purpose, the council was called together on the 16th November, the bill which it was proposed to lay before the members, being only furnished to them on the previous day. On the as- sembling of the council, the unofficial members objected to the measure being proceeded with until the colonists had had time to consider it, and the measure itself was protested against as doing away al- together with elective representation. The Governor, however, would not hear of delay, and declared himself as decidedly of opinion that the colony was not pre- pared for representative institutions. The bill was, therefore, pres...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 5 January 1849
Shipping Intelligence. &nbsp; ARRIVED. &nbsp; January 3—Martin Luther, barque, 420 tons, Hutton, master, from Greenock,22ndSeptember. Passengers—Cabin—Miss McColl, Mrs McVitie, Miss Mary Cowin, Miss Johnstone, Messrs Thos. M'Kellar, Archibald Black, David Louson, John James Duncan, Peter Keon, Dr M'Vitie, surgeon. Intermediate—Mr and Mrs Neil Rankin, Mrs Rankin, Senr., Miss Patterson, Mrs Mitchie, Miss Veitch, Mrs Jane Douglas and child, Messrs Robert M'Gowen, George Peak, William Ross, Hugh Campbell. Steerage—Christopher Reynolds, Mrs Plain Aitken and child, John Quigley, Mrs Quigley and child, Samuel Lees, John Lees, John Margaret, Agnes and Jessie Alexander, John Taylor, Kenneth M'Kenzie, Peter M'Ewen, Wm M'Kerchar, David Tulloch, Wm Morton, David Sutherland and family, B H Dodds, Edward Aikman, Duncan M'Lean, John, Agnes, Ronald, and George Rankin, James and Susan Callagher. Agent, Jackson, Rae & Co. January 2—Will Watch, schooner, 63 tons, Stanes, master...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 5 January 1849
?TW ¡ß .. ' Alteration o J^IHE TÎNMES Btearoer will Í k4. Queen's Wharf for Geelong on P'liorsdays, and Suurklavs, at >vN» ' , 1WELVE£/0'c\oCK NOON, and Geelong for Molbourna on 'Monday, Wed- nesday, and Friday mornings, at 7' o'clock, com nencing from T}JIS(DAi, the 2ntLJntstant. ' T, W, MURDOCH, 2nd January, 1840, For freight or passage, 4th Jan. 1849. . SMITH, Market Square *A For Sydney. HIE REGULJrR TRADER 2HRJÍTINA, W. H/Saunjern, commander, will s/ul for ipe aboK port on or about Tuesday evepng next, the 9ÜÍ instac For freight or pnsage, jfpply toi H. A./mITH, larket Square. 4th Jon. 1849. / ' A JP For grendon Direct. To Load in Hobson's Bay. THE first-class ship " ROYAL GEORGE," 585 tons re- gister, Thomas Grieves, Com- mander. This" ship- having all her dead weight of copper ore on board, and a great portion of her cargo enguged-will bave quick despatch. For freight or passage,/having first-rate ac- commodations for passengers, apply to DALGETY] GORE, & CO.-, Mej...
BUILDING SOCIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 5 January 1849
BUILDING SOCIETIES. This has been a great week with these valuable institutions; meetings of the &nbsp; most satisfactory nature have been held of both the Australia Felix, and the Vic- toria, and the prospects of both societies are so flattering, as fully to bear out our opinion of their advantages, and of their being particularly adapted to a country where high wages, high rents, and high interest upon capital, all lend favouring circumstances to their progress. The first general meeting of the Aus- tralia Felix Building Society, took place on Tuesday evening, at the Mechanics Hall. The meeting, which was very numerously attended, was presided over by J. G. Foxton, Esq., President of the &nbsp; Society. Mr. Charles Williamson, of Collins-street, was almost unanimously elected a member of the committee of management in the room of Mr. Peter Davis, disqualified by non-attendance. The whole time of the meeting was occu - pied in receiving money and enrolling members. ...
SANATORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 5 January 1849
&nbsp; SANATORY. &nbsp; While there is not, we believe, in the British dominions, a healthier town than our own good City of Melbourne, it is impossible to shut our eyes to the fact that awful will be the visitation, should cholera, typhus fever, or any of the similar ills that flesh is heir to, break out among us, for without drainage, of any description, and with a population so dense (thanks to the niggardliness of the Sydney Government) as to more resemble the state of things in the capital of an overpopulatcd country, than a town which has sprung up in the wilderness within the last twelve years, we can anti- cipate nothing short of fearful havoc, should any such misfortune overtake us. To take precautionary measures is in such circumstances the only good policy, but, alas ! what precautionary measures can be taken by the dependency of a distant colony with an alien Legislature and a bankrupt treasury ? Even what we might do for ourselves is in great measure den...
THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 5 January 1849
THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. &nbsp; Some of our contemporaries have again been leading their readers wofully astray on the subject of the Crown Lands Re- gulations, within the Settled Districts. The cause of this last blundering is an official notification which appears in a supplement to the Sydney Government Gazette, of the 19th ult., and which is as follows :— Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 19th December, 1848. CROWN LANDS WITHIN THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. (Requiring payment of rent for approved selections under pre-emption.) His Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified, for the information of all persons concerned, that in pursuance of the 16th clause of the Regulations of 29th March last, His Excellency has been pleased to approve of the claims which &nbsp; have been made by the parties enumer- ated in the annexed list* to the pre-emp- tive right to leases of the several portions of land referred to. 2. It is necessary that the rent for the lands in questio...
Select Poetry. THE HOUSEHOLD FESTIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 5 January 1849
Select Poetry. THE HOUSEHOLD FESTIVAL. &nbsp; By MARY HOWITT. 'Twas when the harvest moon came slowly up, Broad, red, and glorious, o'er dark groves of pine; In the hush'd eve, when closed the flow'ret's cup, And the blue grape hung dewy on the vine. Forth from a porch, where tendrill'd plants en- twine, &nbsp; Weaving a shadowy bower of odorous things, &nbsp; &nbsp; Rich voices came, telling that there were met Beauty and youth, and mirth, whose buoyant wings &nbsp; &nbsp; Soaring along o'er thoughts that gloom and fret, Leave man released from care, or lured him to forget. &nbsp; &nbsp; And as the moon rose higher in the sky, Casting a mimic day on all around, Lighting dim garden paths, through branches high, That threw their chequer'd shadows on the ground ; Light maidens, dancing with elastic bound, Like fairy revellers, in one place were seen ; And gentle friends were slowly pacing where The dark thick laurels form...
ENGLISH EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 5 January 1849
ENGLISH EXTRACTS. &nbsp; General Cavaignac has denied that he &nbsp; entertained any intention of suppressing &nbsp; the "Constitutionel." A flood from the mountains inundated &nbsp; the railway, near Garstang, on Thursday, &nbsp; and five trains were detained several hours &nbsp; till the flood subsided. &nbsp; On Friday week, at a lunatic asylum &nbsp; near Ipswich, a mad woman, aged about &nbsp; forty, strangled an idiot girl, one of the &nbsp; inmates, about 12 years old. &nbsp; Howitt.—Mr. W. Howitt's, certifi- &nbsp; cate was granted on Friday, at the Lon- &nbsp; don Bankruptcy Court, without opposi- &nbsp; tion. The Marquis of Breadalbane, at an &nbsp; audience of the Queen, received from her Majesty his gold key of office as the &nbsp; Lord-Chamberlain of her Majesty's &nbsp; household.n &nbsp; It is stated that William and Mary ...
No. 12. 31st December, 1848. POST OFFICE, MELBOURNE[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 5 January 1849
No. 12. 31st December, 1848. POST OFFICE, MELBOURNE, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; LIST of letters lying in this office unclaimed, &nbsp; accumulated since the publication of the &nbsp; last list. &nbsp; &nbsp; Note.-Parties applying at the Post Office for ad- &nbsp; vertised letters, are requested to state particularly &nbsp; the No. and date of the List in which they may &nbsp; have observed the name, because such reference &nbsp; &nbsp; will materially facilitate delivery. &nbsp; A. &nbsp; Acraman, W 2 Adams, Wm Adams, Richard Aarons, Joseph Aitken, John, Esq Aflleck, Jane Anderson, W M Anderson, Jos Andrew, Robt S Archibald, Mrs Archibald, Miss E Ashley, Edmund Mr Atkinson, R Mr Atkins, Geo Atkinson, A Atkin, John Austin, Mr W A B. &nbsp; &nbsp; Bailey, John Baker, John Barens, Jos Baker, Robt Baker, William Barker, Henry Barton, Geo E Benjamin, Thos Barton, Jas...
WILLIAMS TOWN REGATTA. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 5 January 1849
WILLIAMS TOWN REGATTA. This Regatta came off on Tuesday, with as fine weather, as if it had been sent on purpose. As the arrangements had been made somewhat hur- riedly, the attendance was not very great, but all parties that did attend, appeared to enjoy them- selves greatly. The first race came off at 11 o'clock, and the following were the results :— FIRST RACE. Ship's gigs—four oars. &nbsp; Captain White's Fanny. 1 " Stafford's Aberdonian. 2 " Santry's Flying Fish. 3 " Robson's Borderer. 4 SECOND RACE. &nbsp; Amateur gigs—four oars., Flying Fish. 1 Fanny....2 Aberdonian..........3 Amateur crews not being forthcoming, professed boatmen assumed the oars, and the race was won in good style by the Messrs. Liardet. THIRD RACE. Second class sailing boats. Mr. M'Miilan's Tar. 1 " Stevenson's Wave........2 Captain Harrison's Enterprise.3 During this race, an accident occurred in the swamping of the boat Constance, the crew having a narrow escape, and being picked up by th...
The Argus. I am in the place where I am demanded for conscience to speak the truth[?] and therefore the truth I speak, impugn it whos[?] list." TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1849. THE CHOLERA. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 9 January 1849
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." TUESDAY, JANUARY 9,1849. THE CHOLERA. There have heen some very alarming rumours prevalent in Melbourne, during the last few days relative to a visitation of this terrible disease. We have done our best to arrive at the truth respecting it, and have till now had reason to be- lieve that the alarm was a false one, and only raised by the wonder-hunters for want of something else to talk of. Such being the case, and knowing right well that this disease of all others is most liable to be acted upon, and even produced by an excited imagination, we have endeavoured as far as in us lay, to allay unfounded fear, and to do away with any evil effects which the fancy of a prevailing epidemic might occa- sion. But we regret to add that within the last few days, a case has occurred, (that of Mr. Arthur of the Botanical Gar- dens,) which, we learn from authori...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 9 January 1849
For Sydney, &lt;$ /IA iii *? l'l\\\ ?*? Xenwer, G. Glin VèP&W!!fcV&è^' coi/iander, will I tóSlSu&3Sy£ Äourne for Sydae or about Hie Iym insiyft. Foi li (¿bl or pata/ge, apply to 11. A. SMITH, Market Squar Melbourne. 9th January, 1819, . »PP'v ^WiLMAAl EV3EY, Oollm--str&lt;>i righton Races. CARDS of Hie abadííla Aiitius Oliice. /N An allowance lo hawjferc. RacoB on 6ale al «Jth Jan. 1R49. VIKiiujuiiNi::-Printed and published at a\us Office, Cullins Street, by ko* _ WiLäus, «ule Proprietor. ''iiíi' m
BONDED WAREHOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 9 January 1849
BONDED WAREHOUSE. Spirits and tobacco delivered from the ware- house for the week ending 6th January, 1849. Home Consumption—B.P. rum 737 gallons, brandy 694, geneva 160, tobacco 2644 lbs. cigars 172 lbs. Exportation—B. P. rum 66 gallons, geneva 12 tobacco 40 lbs. Warehoused—B.P. rum 491 gallons, brandy 1036, geneva 434.
SALES EFFECTED DURING THE PAST WEEK BY MESSRS. BEAR AND SON. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 9 January 1849
Sales effected during the past week by Messrs. Bear and Son. &nbsp; &nbsp; Fat Cattle—Of good quality, have not been so plentiful this week ; about 8s. per 100 lbs, may be quoted as the present market price. Store Cattle—A superior lot of mixed cattle ; 93 have sold at 17s. 6d each Working Bullocks—A team of six small sized bullocks (but in good condition), bows, yokes, and chains given in, sold at £6 5s. per pair. Sheep—570 fat wethers (shorn), averaging about 70 lbs. each, sold at 6s. 9d. ; 231 ditto, averaging about 62 lbs. each, sold at 5s. each* Horses—At. the Weekly Sale on Thursday about 40 were offered, and 30 sold at the follow- ing rates :—A lot of mares and horses broken to saddle, in fair condition, averaged £7 10s. per head; serviceable hacks sold at from 10 to 14½ guineas; colts und fillies, just broken in, from 6 to 8 guineas; draft horses, from 10 to 14, and rough hacks from 4 to 7 guineas each. The demand for fat wethers this week was about equal to ...
THE JUDGE AND THE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 9 January 1849
THE JUDGE AND THE COUNCIL. A call of the City Council is ordered for Thursday next, at the instance of Mr. Councillor Moor, for the purpose of renewing, for the third time, the dis- cussion relative to the conduct of Judge a'Beckett in denying costs to the Alder- man and Assessors of Bourke Ward in the late " Mandamus " case. There is an unseemliness in this pro- ceeding it is impossible sufficiently to reprobate. It was deeply to be regret- ted, in the first instance, that a necessity should have arisen for bringing the con- duct of the highest judicial authority in the province under review at the Council table, though that, in justice to the whole municipality, could not be avoided, but to renew such a discussion again and again—to make the Judge the shuttle-cock for a mere trial of strength, which the question has now become, is absolutely infamous. But if the repeatedly renewed discus- sions upon such a subject be bad in themselves, how much more mischievous do they appear, whe...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 9 January 1849
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Original Correspondence. &nbsp; To the Editor of the Argus. Sir—You will oblige me by inserting in your journal, an omission (I believe unintentional) in the published Statistical Report of the Schools in Melbourne. James Robertson, Protestant, average attend- ance last year. Day School—40 males and 20 females. Night School—25 males, ages from 16 to 25. Total attendance—85. I am, Sir, Your obedient servant, J. ROBERTSON. Melbourne, 8th January, 1849.
ADELAIDE SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 9 January 1849
ADELAIDE SHIPPING. Arrivals.—Dec. 22.—The brig Arpenteur, 95 tons, Allan, from Mauritius and King George's Sound. 23.—The brig Scout, 99 tons, Cundell, from Hobart Town. 25.—The brigantine Timbo, 173 tons, Griffiths, from Hobart Town. 27.— The cutter Midge, 18 tons, Dowsett, from St. Vincent's Bay. The cutter Petrel, 15 tons, Fraser, from Port Lincoln, in ballast. &nbsp;