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To the Editor of the Melbourne Argus. Melbourne, 17th August, 1846. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
To the Editor of the Melbourne Argus. Melbourne, 17th August, 1848. Sir-Amongst all the abuses in the colony there is none of so disgraceful a nature as the management of the Post Office. In my own in- stance I have to complain in the course of two years, of the loss of no less than 23 letters, which have been duly posted in this office, and are not accounted for in England. Where lies the fault! On the letters leaving this Post Office, th ey ote inclosed in sealed boxes, and I am not tmara that one instance of these being opened on ship board has ever occurred, and as to the loss of letters in England, that is unknown, except io« few cases of letter stealing. What then is the conclusion that a rational mind must come tol- lt is that the letters are either mislaid from the neglect of the Post Office here, or are destroyed by them. The subject requires to be strictlj" looked to. I am, Sir, Your obedient servant, [Without being able to account for so nunj letters going astray, we cann...
Clerk of Work's Office, Melbourne, 29th July, 1846. TENDERS REQUIRED. Preliminary Notice to Contractors in distant parts of the District. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
Clerk of Work's Office, Melbourne, 29th July, 1846. TENDERS REQUIRED. Preliminary Notice to Contrac- tors in distant parts of tho District. TENDERS will be required for the erection of n Lighthouse on Cape Otway. The plans, specification, and description of site of such light- house will he on view at the above office on and after the 27th day of August next, when every information will be given, and a fur- ther notice will appear in the Government Ga- zette. By order of his Honor the Superintendent, HENRY GINN, Clerk of Works.
Budge Office, Melbourne, July 11, 1846, Tenders Required. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
Budge Office, Melbourne, July 11, 1846, Tenders Required. A DIFFICULTY being found in obtain- ing a sufficient supply of Blue Stone by land coninge, Tenders will be received from parties willing to supply by water Blue Stone fit fo* cutting for the south abutment of the Bridge over the Yana Yarra at Mel- bourne. The Tenders to state the price per cubic foot for the Stone in the lough. Specifications, form of Tender, and all other information may be obtained daily at this office between the hours of 10 and 1 o'clock. The Tenders to be deposited in the box at the west entrance of the new Government Offices, Melbourne, by noon of Saturday, the 29th day of August institut. By order ot his Honor the Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges.
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. (From the Hobart Town Spectator.) [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
VAN DIEMEN'» LAND. (From the Hobart Town Spectator.) Despatches to the latter end of March have been received by the Lalla Rookh. We are enabled to congratulate the colony on the gratifying intelligence, conveyed by those Despatches, that the measures developed in Lord Stanley's intended Despatch of September have been carried into execution by his successor with reference to the grant of £24,000 annually to this colony, as a means of defrayment of Gaol and Police Expenditure, and the resumption of the Land Fund by the Home Government as an equivalent. The official intelligence of the Re- signation of the Six does not as yet appear to have been received oy the Home Government, but the whole of the proceedings in Council of the present Lieutenant Governor up to the latest period pre- vious to that event, including the adjournment of the Council from August to October, have been officially announced and officially approved. This statement will afford a sufficient answer to the absurd ...
Bridge Office, Melbourne, August 11, 1846. Tenders Required. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
Bridge Office, Melbourne, August 11, 1846. Tenders Required. TENDERS will be received from persons willing to contract for the erection of a Crane, ot the Queen's Wharf, Melbourne. Plans, specification, and form offender may be seen, daily, at this office, between the hours of 10 and 1 o'clock. The tenders to be deposited in the box at the west entrance of the new Govern ment Offices, Melbourne, by noon of Saturday, the 29th day of August instant. By order of las Honor the Su penn tendent, DAVID LLNNO\, Superintendent of Bridges
LATEST FROM SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
LATEST FROM SYDNEY. By our last night's express we have Sydney intelligence to the 11th inst. His Excellency the Governor had issued a proclamation further prorogu- ing the Legislative Council until the 8th I September-then to meet for the despatch of business. The April mail packet arrived on the day of the departure of the overland mail, but at too late an hour to admit of many of the Port Phillip letter being for- warded to-day. The Penyarb Park, bringing news to the 20th April, had also arrived ; our English news, via Adelaide, is of later date, but our Sydney corres- pondent informs us that private letters, received by the Pen y ard Park, confirm the report that Lord Stanley is to lead the opposition in the House of of Lords on the anti-corn law Bill, and that in the event of the opposition being in the majority, as is anticipated, there will be an immediate dissolution of Par- liament, by which means the public feel- ing in reference to the Government mea- sures will be ascert...
PORT PHILLIP GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. Police Office, Williams Town, July 20, 1846. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
PORT PHILLIP aOVEBKMENT GAZETTE. Police Office, Williams Town, July 20, 1846. THE authorised Scale of Watermens' Fores, at Williams Town and the North Beach, is published for general information. Any parties who may he, charged above the legal rate, are requested to apply for redress at this Office. SCALE OF FiirtM. £. s. d. One passenger from Williams Town to the North Shore.0 4 01 Two to six ditto, each.0 2 0 One passenger to and from a vessel at anchor in the i3ay. 0 2 01 Two to six ditto, each. 0 1 G One pnssepger from Williams Town or the shipping to Melbourne. 10 0 Two ditto, each. 0 10 0 Three to four ditto. 0 7 0 Five to six ditto. 0 6 0 No. 1.-The above fares are to and from the shipping, or places specified. A boat to or from Williams' Town or Melbourne to be paid two shillings and sixpence an hour detention ; if to theshipping from cither shore, if detained more than a quarter of an hour, tp be paid at the rate of »ne shilling and sixpence per hour. i No. 2.-A blue flag i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
JOB PRINTING. Tut Public abb kespkctfully informed, that fob iinntiuQ OF AIL KINDS, WILL BE MKCOTEU AT THE ME&BOVBNS ARGUS OFFICE, With neatness, accuracy, and despatch. 77i» Prmtei particularly invites attention to Ins printing of BOOK-WORK, the whole of his type for that purpose being perfectly new, and conse- quently greatly supct tor to any othei office in Melbourne.
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 28th July, 1846. TITLE DEEDS—PORT PHILLIP LANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 28th July, 1846. TITLE DEEDS-PORT PHILLIP LANDS. THE undermentioned Deeds have been trans- mitted from this Office to the Surveyor General, to be afterwards despatched to the Deputy-Registrar, Melbourne, for enrolment in the Supreme Court, Port Phillip, under the pro- visions of the Act of the Governor and Council, 5th Victoria, No. 21, when they will he for- warded to the Sub-Treasurer for delivery to the respective Grantees, on payment of the established fees thereon, viz. : PURCHASE UNDER EXISUNG IÎEGULATI0KS. TOWN ALLOTMENTS. Proclamation of 30th January, 1846. Deeds dated 21st May, 1846. ' I 1. James Ford Strachan, I rood 20 perches, | North Geelong, lot 1. 2. Robert Robinson, 2 roods, ditto, lot 2, 3. Robert Robcitb, 2 roods, ditto, lot 3. PORTIONS OF LAND. Pioclamation of 30i/i January, 1846. Deeds dated 21st May, 1846. 4. Robert Hoddle, 52 acres, Bourke, lot 1. 5. Thomas Budds Payne, 21 acres I rood 10 perches, ditto, lot 3. 6. Edmond Cha...
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 26th May, 1846. IMMIGRATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 26th May, 1846. IMMIGRATION. WHEREAS under the system of Bounty Emigration which continued in operation until the end of the year 1841, many married couples arc represented to have emigrated to ihis colony without their children, in consequence of their inability to pay the sums demanded, in ad- dition lo the Government Bounties, for the pas lages of such children : and whereas it has been deemed expedient to afford to such children, out of the I'nblic Funds, the means of rejoining their parents:-Notice is hereby given, that applica- tion for free passages for his or her children will be'received horn any lîounty Immigrant who left Great Uriti'in on or before the 7th day of January, J842,* provided that such Immigrant was pro- duced before, and passed by, the Immigration Hoard either at Sydney or Melbourne, as one of a married couple. 'I he applications are to be addressed to the Agent for Immigration, at Sydney, or to His Honor (he Superintenden...
THE DESTITUTE IRISH. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
THE DESTITUTE IRISH. "We are gratified to find that the effort Avhich is being made for affording assist- ance to the destitute It'ish, has now as- sumed a character which will admit of men of all shades of opinion joining in the attempt at relieving the destitution of their fellow-creatures, for, talk as people may, a Roman Catholic meeting, con- vened by a Roman Catholic priest, in a Roman Catholic place of woiship, and collecting funds through the medium of such suspicious characters as Mr. Michael M'Namara, Mr. Pacificator General O'Shaughnessy, and honest John Davies, could aft'oid but poor assurance to Protes- tants of any denomination that the in- tended relief would reach the Ptotestaiit Irish. -%. « f There is not, we believe, a Protestant of any denomination, or of any country, in the province, who would not gladly contribute as his means would admit to the relief of the starving Irish, without waiting to inquire either as to creed or character, but there are «any who woul...
TO OUR READERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
TO OUR READERS. The Argus appears to-day curtailed to some extent of its fair proportions, but not so diminished as regards its contents as the alteration in its appearance would lead the reader to believe. The cause of this alteration is the failure in the supply of paper of the requisite size, the whole stock in the Colony being completely ex- hausted. We shall, of course, resume our former size and shape the instant that circumstances will admit ; and, in the mean time, we shall endeavour, by com- pression and the use of smaller type, to prevent our readers from finding them- selves in any way the losers.
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
IMPOUNDINGS. At Morang Pound, River Plenty, 8th August, 1846-A light brindle cow, wide -cock-horns, white back uelJy and tail, SF off rump, an in- describable brand oft" shoulder, a cross near ribs, strawberry heifer calf by her side ; a black and white yearling steer, AC off thigh, green painted muzzle on; a white and red yearling steer, one horn down, tip off the off ear, W thigh, illegible brand rump near side ; a white and red spotted cow, springing to calf, D off ribs, MC near rump ; a black and white spotted heifer, O (bar down centre) near ribs; a white bull, red ears, RP near rump ; a large brindle bull stag, supposed to be a worker, bow and arrow off rump, B near shoulder, O near rump, blotched brand near ribs; a blue sided yearling heifer, white back belly and tail, SP or SR off rump ; a black poley cow, HH off rump, piece cut of the off car ; a brindle cow, yountr culf by her side, III oft' ribs, slit in near ear, wide cock horns, little white on back and belly, like B ne...
PRICE CURRENT, MELBOURNE. August 17, 1846. IMPORTS. IN EXTENSIVE AND REGULAR DEMAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
PRICE CURRENT, MELBOURNE. August 17, 1846. IMPORTS. IN FXTENSIVE AND REGULAR DEMAND. £ ». Rum, B. P., 10 o p, .gallon O 6 Blandy, Ma) tell's, " .7«. to i' O 8 Ale, m bottle. ' ' Dunbai's .do:e» 0 10 ¿4 llsopp's, ". Oil Other brands......j " , Oil \ Ale m ¿>n//c. .Bass .tiogtheadi Aro/|« Alsopp's . &lt; " J. AVne Olherbtunds..Ht»»/ 5 0 I Stout in bottle. ' » "* Dunbai's .i dosen ' 0 10 Otfcei foamfe ....."..'..... " J J 0 11 Stout in bulk. Taylors ..hogshead None Other brands. " ATn«e Tea, Hysonshin. chest 4 4 Congou. . " 5 10 Rice, good ordinary." 0 0 Salt, Liverpool, coal se, ton . 3 10 Sugar, Hatton. J i Mauritius .'.. i ton 24 0 Manilla.t... " i 24 0 Java." 21 0 Barret's. lb 0 1 Other brands.. .. 0 0! Cigars,!» bond. 3 15 O' 2 S 0 0 5 0/ 0 1 8 0 0 9 0 1 4 0 1 8 14 0 0 0 0,7i 0 0 9 2 15 0 y 3 0 i 0 1 n 0 0 9 0 50 0 0i 2 0 0 50 0 0 1 6 ?, 14 II 16 0 0 14 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 11 0 0 6, 0 0 61 0 0 4 0 4 0, 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 3 0 3 6, 0 l8 0 0 12 0 0 l8 0 0 0 6| 0 14 0, 0 1' -...
POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
POST OFFICE. Mnils will close for the undermentioned places aa follow : Teazer, for Portland Bay and Adelaide, this evening, i Captain Ross, for Sydney, to-day. Spec, for Sydney, this evening. Harlequin, for Portland and Port Fairy, this evening. Julia, for Hobart Town, this evening. Flying Fish, for Hobart Town, 22nd instant.
Bridge Office, Melbourne, llth August, 1846. Tenders Required. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
Bridge Office, Melbourne, llth August, 1846. Tenders Required. TENDERS will be received from persons willing to contract for the repairs and other improvements required on the road leading to the Beach. Plans, specifications, and form of tender, may be seen, and all other information obtained daily, at this office, between the liour3 of ten and one o'clock. The tenders to be deposited in the box at the west entrance of the new Government Offices, by noon, on Saturday, the 29th day of August inst., endorsed " Tender for improvement of the road to the Beach." By order of his Honor the Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, ' Superintendent of Bridges.
Public Works Office, Melbourne, 11th August, 1846. Lighthouse on Cape Otway, [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
Publi: Works Office, Melbourne, 11th August, 1846. Ziig-htïiouso on Cape Otway, TENDERS will be received until 12 o'clock of Saturday, the 5th of September next, for'thc erection of a Lighthouse on Cape Otway. Tendeiä to be endoised " Tender for Light- house," and placed in the teodei-box at the west entrance of the new Government Offices. 'Hie plans, specifications, form of tender, and security for the due performance of the works as set forth, and further particulars ascertained on application to the nbove office, between the hours of 10 o'clock, a.m., and 1 o'clock, p.m., on and after Monday, the 17th instant. Parties tendering, or their agents, are requested to attend at the new Government Offices at the time appointed for opening the tenders, to afford any information or explanation that may be re- quired. By order of his Honor the Superintendent, HENRY GINN, Clerk of Works.
THE MELBOURNE RIOTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
THE MELBOURNE RIOTS. The Rev. Mr. Geoghegan. the Roman Catholic clergyman, was on the ground tilmost imme- diately after the disturbance commenced, and assisted by one or two of the more respictublé members of his congregation, did all tims was in Ins power to allay the tumult, but finding his efforts unheeded, and the contest every moment becoming fiercer, the Rev. geulleman allowed himself to be persuaded to leave the field of battle, feeling, as'he has since said, that if a random shot should happen to come his way, the fury ol the rioters would not btop short ol luying Welbourne in ashes I -Melbourne Argus. Once on a time, the life of'a priest1 ivas valued at half a guinea, now it is esti- mated at the^ amount of a- flourishing borough. Ecclesiastical valuatois have deemed the worth of a'priest to amount to'avery few shillings, but a priest has valued his own life worth very many thousand guineas. Some ten or twelve shillings would make an atonement for killing an ecclesiastic, ...
Bridge Office, Melbourne, llth August, 1846. Tenders Required. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
Bridge Office, Melbourne, llth August, 1846. Tenders Required. TENDERS will be received from persons willing to contract for the extension of the Pier at Corio Bay, Geelong. Tlie additions to the Pier to he of timber, 25 feet in width, und the teuders to state how far the parties are willing to extend the addi- tions from the termination of the present Pier into the Bay. Plans, specifications, and form of tender, may be seen, and all other information obtained daily, nt this office, between the horns of ten and one o'clock. The tenders to be deposited in the box at the west entrance of the new Government Offices, Melbourne, by noon of Saturday, the 29th day of August instant. By order of his Honor the Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, Superintendent of Bridges.
To the Editor of the Melbourne Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
2o the Editor of the Melbourne Argus. Sir,-There is a paragraph in the " Gazette" of the 22nd July, calling on the Editor of that journal to contradict a statement that he had made in his paper of the 15th July ; the nish of the writer is to make the lukewarm and inexperi- enced believe that there is no such thing as Ribbonism in this community. The worthy might huve spared his trouble, however, for it is well known that ILib bonism does exist in Melbourne, and that to a fearful extent ; the proof of this is that many of them left their places of abode 30 or 40 miles off, for the purpose of committing their foul deeds on the 13th July. This " Irish Alan" (as he calls himself,) also says that he can prove ou oath by himself, and three or four hun- dred others, that there is no such thing existing in Melbourne ; this I believe he could, and I will now tell you how he could accomplish this part of his story ; those three or four hundred would be sworn on a Protestant Bible, a book they...