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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, 1846. Sir - The return of Mr. Smythe from the Cape Otway District bringing the account of the mur- der of one of his party by the Aborigines, affords another opportunity for me to call your attention &nbsp; &nbsp; to the present state of the Police in this District. About five weeks have elapsed since this murder took place and after Mr. Smythe's remaining in town for about a week, Mr. Dana has been able to muster 15 native troopers, and proceeded to the scene or murder. Is this at all consistent with the boast which was made a short time back that the native police mustered 50 strong, and were immediately available for any duty which might be required of them? So far from that being the fact, I am informed that at the present time there is not one left at the barracks, and what has become of the other thirty-five, Mr. Daaa or some of his friends, will perhaps be good enough to explain. But independently o...
THE TOWN COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
THE TOWN COUNCIL. The Town Council meets on Thursday next, at two o'clock, p m., for the transac- tion of the following business - ORDERS OF THE DAY. 1. To further consider and determine upon the draft of " a bill to explain and amend the laws relating to the Corporation of Melbourne," as amended in Committee of the whole Council, to- gether with such additional clauses as may be proposed by individual members of the Town Council. 2. To consider and determine upon a report from the Legislative Committee, recommending for the approval of the Council - I. The draft of a petition to the Legislative Council on the unnecessary delay which has occurred in the erection of the various build- ings in the Town of Melbourne, for which the money was voted during the last Session of Council -Police Office, £824 ; Powder Ma- gazine, £2,000 ; Lunatic Asylum, £1,000. II. The draft of a petition to the Governor and Legislative Council, praying that the fees and fines belonging to the business of the...
PROCLAMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
PROCLAMATION. By his Excellency Sir George Gipps, Knight, Captain General and Governor-in-Chief of the Territory of New South Wales and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, &c. &c. WHEREAS by a certain. Act of the Impe- rial Parliament of Great Britain and Ire- land, passed in the fifth and sixth years of the reign of her most gracious Majesty Queen Victo- ria, intituled, " An Act for the government of New South Wales and Van lliemen's Land," it was amongst other things enacted that it should he lawful for the Governor of New South Wales to prorogue the Legislative Council thereof from time to time, and dissolve the same, by proclama- tion or otherwise, whenever he should deem it expedient; and whereas it is expedient to pro rogue the said Legislative Council for the period hereinafter mentioned : Now, 1, Sir George Gipps, Knight, the Governor aforesaid, do here- by, in pursuance of the power and authority so in me vested, prorogue the said Legislative Cou...
Court of Requests, FOR THE COUNTY OF BOURKE. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
Court of Requests, " t FOR THE COUNTY OF BOURN'S,. "Wy"OTICE is hereby given that the Court of JL,^. Requests for this County will be holdeu in Melbourne, at the Court House, Collnis-itaet, on ¡Monday, the 7th September, 1846, and the following days, at the hour of nine o'clock in the forenoon. , Plaints must he delivered at the office of the Registrar, on or before Saturday, the 29th day of August instant. Defences or sets-off must be filed on or before Thursday, the 3rd day of September. Every plaint, defence, or set-off, must have the name and residence of plaintiff and defendant written thereon. In defended cases the plea of defence, or notice of set-off, must be in accordance with the forms presenbod by the late Rules of Court. By order of the Commissioner, G. S. GRIFFIN, Registrar. Melbourne, lOtli August, 1846.
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
Shipping Intelligence ARRIVED. August 15.-Flying Fish, schooner, Clinch, master, from Hobart Town.- Passengers-Cabin -Mrs. Roach and child, Mr. and Mrs. Sheehy, three, children and servant, Miss Hawthorn, Messrs. Parker, White, M'Guire,and T.Brown; and thirty-five in the steerage. Porter & White, agents. August 15.-Hero, cutler, Rosevear, master, &nbsp; from Portland Bay. Passengers-Mrs. Wright, J. Sutton and wife, Messrs. S. G. Henty, Peck, D. W. Gallie, J. Wilkinson, two prisoners, and one constable. F. Pittman, agent. August 16.-Henry, schooner, Chapman, master, from Circular Head. James Cain, agent. CLEARED OUT. August 14,-Raven, brig, Bell, master, for Launceston. Passengers-Captain Clinch, J. Rice, James Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins, and family. August 14.-Shamrock, steamer, Gilmore, mas- ter, for Launceston. Passengers-(cabin) &nbsp; Miss Highett, Messrs. W. Highett, J. Highett, &nbsp; Bransgrove, Broadstock, Canilon, and Smith. &nbsp; &a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
' noYAx. -wx&XiX.a.imlv Importai in the "Eleanor Lancaster," by C. Tilly, Esq. r|10 stand this season, Royal William was got by Royal Oak, who, in 1826, won, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, the Mern-, hers Plate of £50. At Chesterfield, a Sweep stiike of 10 subscribers, and another Sweepstake of 10 sovereigns each, six subscribers; and at Rugby the Town Plate of £50. In 1837, beat Tirailleur on the Swinley course ; at Bath, won the original 5 sovereign stakes, with £50 added ; at Goodwood, ran second for the Goodwood Stakes, carrying weight, and ¡won the Ladies Plate of £50. At Egham won the Surrey and Middlesex Stakes, and ulso the Ladies Plate. At Abing- don, won the Abingdon Stakes. At Newmarket, won a Sweepstake of 10 sovereigns, (see Re. Cal^). Out ol Princess Royal, by Middleton, (see Stud Book, vol. 4, p. 253,) her dam by Orville, out of Spinetta, by Trumpeter, sister to Post- master, by Herod, out of a snnp mare, by the Gower Stallion, grand dam by Childers. Royal Oak is by Ca...
STEAM COMMUNICATION WITH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. (From the Colonial Ga[?]elte, 18th April.) [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
STEAM COMMUNICATION WITH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEA- LAND. (From the Colonial Cuv.clte, 18(/i April,) A MEETING was held yesterday, at the London Tavern, at twelve o'clock, to hear the statement of Lieutenant Waghorn, respecting the advantages of the overland communication willi India, and thence, by that toute to Australia and New Zea- land. Shortly after the hour specified Mr. Waghorn began by observing that twenty-live yeais of his life had been diligently employed in effecting steam communication with India. At present a great part of the object was effected. He had, therefoie, confined himself to the latter part of the louie, and he pioposed to go by Singapore to Australia. The distance between these points was 4,450 miles, and the way which he advocated was from Singapore to a port in Java, thence to Poit Essington, in Batavia, thence to Wednesday Islands, in Aus- tralia, and thence to Port Jackson ; thus dividing these &lt;J,'150 miles into four stages. He had on Thursday ...
THE LAY OF LAZARUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
THE LAY OF LAZARUS. [The Times gives expression to its feeling re- specting Mr. O'Connell's exaction of the " rent" from his countrymen this yepr, ia the following bitter strains : Hark, hark, to the begging-box shaking ! For whom this alms-money making? 'Tis Dan-who is cramming His wallet while famine Sets the heart of the peasant a-quaking, Man's food in earth's bosom is rotting, And charity's dole is allotting To whom ? At church door The PAMi'tnuD, once more, To plunder the vAurwiis plotting. The priest from the altar inveigles, The pensant reluctant yethiggles, Ill's children's support Is bugg'd-a year's sport Is in 6iore lor the Darrynnne " beagles." 'Tis "godless" to give education, 'Tis " godless" to teach a gull'd nation, But God-like, oh ! call it To shoulder your wallet, Swelling huge, in this hour of starvation. Archbishops are " mad" if they reason, " Are mad" if they league not with treasoo, Stark " mad" if they hint, In a prayer or in print, Common sense to the people...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
Protestant Ball. WANTED TO PURCHASE, an allotment of lttnd suitable for the site of the pro- posed Protestant Hall, and School-room, extent Irom 30 to 40 feet frontage, by a depth of from 80 to 100 feet. Parties having land to dispose of, suitable for this purpose, are requested to forward sealed offers, containing the description, situation, and price of the land, on or before the 27th instant addressed to Mr. Kerr, Melbourne Argus Office» Collins-street, and endorsed " Tender for Land,'; 15th August, 1846. Wanted, AMAN and his wife, without incumbrance, as domestic servants. Apply to J. H. N. CASSELL. Custom House, 17th August. Wantedt IN a respectable family, a girl about 14 years of age, to look after a child. For particulars apply at this office. SCOTCH AND MANCHESTER. WAREHOUSE. I DONALDSON AND BUDGE HAVE RECEIVED, ex William Wilson, a supply of .,( Silks, Satins, and Sattinetts, âijot anït ®2äatwti ©roß, OTTOMANS AND BARATHEAS, RIBBONS, j RLONDS AND LACES, BLACK LACE VEILS AN...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
Domestic Intelligence. Transfer of Runs.- The Geelong Advertiser, in the course of some remarks on the late trial in the Supreme Court, Beauchamp v. Mitchell, expresses some surprise at the Mel- bourne newspapers not attaching any importance to the trial. The only feature in the case which could have given it any importance beyond or- dinary, was the question as to the legality or otherwise of sales of transfers of runs, but as that point was not raised, the trial involved no feature of interest greater than any other action for non fulfilment of agreement. STONE FOR STEAM FURNACES,- A stone most admirably adapted for this purpose has been discovered on the estate of Mr. H, Clements, J.P., at Summer Hill, on the Campbell River, distant about twenty-four miles from Bathurst. It is of the description known by builders in Eng- land as the Soup Stone, and has the peculiar ad- vantage of being convened into any shape or size required by the use of the saw, and has the fur- ther property ...
To the Editor of the Melbourne Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 18 August 1846
To the Editor of the Melbourne Argus. Sir,--The elephant draper, in a rig- marole letter he lately published in the Herald, quoted a paragraph from a speech of that patriotic irishman, Mr. Grattan, condemning the principles of Orangeism ; allow me, sir, to quote another from the same celebrated orator, condemning ano- ther class of persons, who are equally as obnoxious in Ireland, and are as often passed off by midnight legislation--I mean Tithe-Proctors. Mr. Grattan said : " But the Tithe-Proctor was of another species and another stamp ; he extended beyond himself the infamy of his galling and griping character; the church suf- fered from the officious ministry of these sordid harpies. The Tithe-Proctor can- not help being a Tithe-Proctor, he only follows his nature when he grinds." &nbsp; If Mr. Grattan's views are to form the rule of faith among Irishmen in this pro- vince, the Tithe-Proctoring breed will receive as little favour as the Orange- men. &nbsp; &a...
PORT PHILLIP GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. Custom House, Melbourne, 4th August, 1846. KEMMISS' BONDING WAREHOUSE [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 21 August 1846
PORT PHILLIP «SOVSSLÄJÄESNT 6AZ3TTS. Custom House, Melbourne, 4th August, 1846. KEMMISS' BONDING WAREHOUSE ! THIS is to give notice, that the appointment '.of the above nicntioued Warehouse for the free warehousing and securing of goods there- in, is hereby (with the approval of his Excellency the Governor,) revoked under the 62nd section of the Act of the Governor and Council, 9 A'ic. No. 15, intituled, " An Act to provide for the .general regulation of the Customs in New South Wales." ("Signed) JAMES CASSELL, Acting Collector.
To the Editor of the Melbourne Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 21 August 1846
To the Editor of the Melbourne Argus. Si«,-Having this morning seen in the Port Phillip Herald a letter on ¡the subject, of the un- fortunate Ann M'Pherson, who is stated to be now living with 'the ' natives in Gipps' Land, I beg to lay before you some information I received on Sunday last from a native called Yal Yal. He states that about three or four months ago he was with a party of the Native Police, under the command of Mr. Walshe, in Gipp3 Land, and there received information from a boy belonging to the Gipps Land tribe that he had seen a white woman living with the Gipps Land tribe. It seems thatshe had lived for several years withoneof the blacks, but that he is now dead, leaving her with three children now living and one dead, and that she is siuce living with another man, Yaj Yal speaks of having seen the wreck of a »hip on the long beach, which may be the Britannia, as that is the vessel in which Ann M'Pherson em- barked. An attempt waa made by the party under Mr, Walshe...
Clerk of Work's Office, Melbourne, 29th July, 1846. TENDERS REQUIRED. Preliminary Notice to Contractors in distant parts of tlae District. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 21 August 1846
Clerk of Work's Office, ' Melbourne, 29th July, 1846. TENDERS REQUIRED. Preliminary Notice to Contrac- tors in distant parts of tlae ¡District. rjpENDERS will be required for the erection _fl_ of aLighthouse on Cape Otway. The plans, specification, and description of site of such light- house will be on view at the aboie office on and after the 27th day of August next, when every information will be given, and a fur- ther notice will appear injthe Government Ga- zette - ^o-i "f-j-jr " ?> By order of his Honor the Superintendent, , '"-j HIJSNRY, GINN, ' ' > ! "J ' ) , i i Clerk of Works.'
Bridge, Office, Melbourne, August 11, 1846. Tenders Required. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 21 August 1846
J U " Bridge OÍÉce, Melbourne, August 11, 1846 Tenders Required. TENDERS will be received from| persons willing to contract for the erection of a Crane, at the Queen's Wharf, Melbourne Plans', specification, and form of tender maj he seen, daily, nt this office, between the hours of 10 and 1 o'clock. The tenders to be deposited in the box at the west entrance of fire new Govemmetit Oflices, J^Ielbonnio, by noon of Saturday, the 29th 'day of August instant. ( ' (By order of ¡hi& Honor the Superintendent, ' DAYJD "LENNOX, Superintendent! of Bridges.
MELBOURNE FACTIONS. (From the Launceston Advertiser.) [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 21 August 1846
MELBOURNE FACTIONS. (From the Launceston Advertiser.} The outbreak of party animosity at Melbourne, displays a degree of infatuation that might have been thought impossible had it not occurred. That raen who have travelled so far, and cliuno-cd ' so entirely their relation to each other, should preserve a temper so brutal, must be admitted in proof of uncommon native ferocity. 'We have been accustomed to ascribe the factions of Ireland to the injustice of the government, to the distrust and insolence of a dominant party, and the envy and resentment of their rivals; but since those causes are here inoperative, we are bound to be- lieve that in some neu a love of violence and blood is inherent, that the natural sensibilities are deteriorated, and that habitual hatred lias debused the understanding and corrupted the heart. We have reason to apprehend that if not instantly repressed by the influence of public morality and legal coercion, we shall seo common in these colonies, the deplor...
[Bridge Office, Melbourne, July 11, 1846. Tenders Required. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 21 August 1846
[Bridge Office, Melbourne, July 11, 1846. Tenders Required. ADIFTICULTY being found in obtain- ing a sufficient supply of Blue Stone I by lundi tairtnge, Tendera will be itcuved from panics willing to supply by water Blue btone fit foi cutting for the south abutment of the Bridge oier the Yarra Yarra at Mel- bourne. The Tenders to state the price per cubic foot for the Stone in the rough. Specifications, form of Tender, und all other information may be obtained daily at this office between the hours of 10 and 1 o'clock, i The Tenders to be deposited ni the box at the west entrance of the new Government Offices, Melbourne, by noon of Saturday, the 29th day of August mscaut By order of his. Honor the Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, . , Superintendent of Bridges.
LATEST FROM SYDNEY. (BY OUR LAST NIGHT'S EXPRESS.) Sydney, August 14, 1846. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 21 August 1846
LATEST FROM SYDNEY. (by our- last night's express.) 1 Sydney, August'14, 1846. Every thing is very dull here, and will doubtless îeiruùu so until the meeting of Council. A Bishop, it is said, is about to be ap- pointed for Melbourne, and the piopriety of such an appointment will, I am in foimed, become matter of discussion at a meeting of the Church of England Lay Association, which is to take place this evening. Amongst the on dits of the day the only maller of public interest is the re- signation, by J. Rose Holden, Esq., of his seat in the City Council, which lie held as Alderman foi- Cook Ward and Coun- cillor for Brisbane Waid. Theie aie several candidates for the aldermauic gown, viz. :-Councillors Thurlow, Hen- derson, Fisher, Little, and Sillitoe ; in canvassing for which theie appears no small degree of excitement, accompanied by sb'ine little maneuvering. Mr. Thur- low seems confideni of success. The re tiling Alderman was to-have been a candidate for the civic chair ; .th...
Pubin Works Office, Melbourne, llth Augubt, 1846. Lighthouse on Cape Otway. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 21 August 1846
Pubin Works Office, Melbourne, llth Augubt, 1846. ¿42iig'hthou&e on Cape Otway. TENDERS will be received until 12 o'clock of Satuiday, the 5th of September next, for the erection ol a Lighthouse on Cape Otway, Tenders to be endorsed " lender lor Light- house," and placed m the tender-box at the west entrance of the new Govern nent Offices. The 'plans, specifications, form of tender, and Becunty for the due performance of the works as sed forth, mid further particulars ascertained on application to the above office, between the hours oi 10 o'clock, a.m., and 1 o'clock, p.m., on and after Monday, the 17th instant. . - Parties tendenng, dr their agpntt., are requested ¡to attend at the new Government Offices at the time appointed for opening the tenders, to, aftord ]Ony mloimutidu or explanation that may be re- quired, i j (j , By order of his Honor the Superintendent, 1/1 ' ' HENRY GINN, Clerk of Works.
Bridge Office, Melbourne, 11th August, 1846. Tenders Required. [Newspaper Article] — The Melbourne Argus — 21 August 1846
1 Eridge Office," Melbourne, \ t, 11th August, 1846. Tenders Required. TENDERS will bo received from persons willing to contract for the îepairs and other improvements required on the road leading to the Beach, i i Plans, specifications, and form of tender, may be seen, and all other information obtained daily, at this office, between the hours of ten nnd one o'clock. The tenders to be deposited in the hox at the west entrance of the new Government Offices, by noon, on Sa'turday, the 29th dayot August inst., endorsed " Terider for improvement of the road to the Beach." By order of nis Honor the^Superintendent, DAVID LENNOX, , Supeunteudent of Bridges.