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SYDNEY INTELLIGENCE. COMMERCIAL BANKING COMPANY. (From the Sydney Morning Herald) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 30 January 1849
SYDNEY INTELLIGENCE. COMMERCIAL BANKING COMPANY. ( From the Sydney Morning Herald) The first general meeting of the share- holders of the (New) Commercial Bank, was held on Tuesday, 16th January, John Lamb, Esq , M.C., in the chair. The following report from the directors was read by the Chairman :— " At the first general meeting of the shareholders of the Commercial Bank, the Directors have much pleasure in sub- mitting a report which they doubt not will be deemed satisfactory, especially when it is considered that during the period embraced by the report, an ex- tremely low price of wool, and other un- fortunate circumstances, have injuriously affected all classes of the community, and caused commercial transactions to be greatly restricted. £ s. d. By the annexed statements it is shown, that the gross profits for the past half-year are.... 6,542 14 0 From which deducting salaries and other ordinary expenses, amounting to... 1,677 11 1 There remains a net profit of. . . £4,965 2 1...
THE SQUATTERS AND THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 30 January 1849
&nbsp; THE SQUATTERS AND THE ELEC- TIVE FRANCHISE. We learn from our Geelong contempo- raries that the Squatters have found in the " Commercial Capital" the indul- gence which was denied them at Mel- bourne, and they are consequently now at liberty to petition for, as a right, the privilege of representation on the ground of personal property. We are sorry to find our squatting friends so blind to their own interests. They have altogether mistaken their position. Representation does not be- long to them of right either as tenants of the Crown, or as possessing personal property. Their strong hold in seeking the indulgence was the importance of &nbsp; their position in the community, and the propriety and necessity of adapting the constitution to the peculiar circumstances of the colony. This was a position in which they would have received, and been entitled to support; on the ground they have taken they will be defeated ; and in fact, as indeed might have been expec...
Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, January, 1849. CLAIMS TO LEASES OF CROWN LANDS, BEYOND THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. PORTLAND BAY DISTRICT. (Continued from the Supplement.) No. 123. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 30 January 1849
Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, January, 1849. CLAIMS TO LEASES OF CROWN LANDS, beyond the settled districts. PORTLAND BAY DISTRICT. (Continued from the Supplement.) No. 123. G. S. Griffin Name of run — Portion of Grange Burn, No. 1 Estimated area—14,000 acres Estimated grazing capability—400 head of cattle—6,000 sheep Beginning at the Grange by a plough line running south about 1¾ mile, thence down a gully to the Muddy Creek, bounded by Captain Lonsdale, from that by the Muddy Creek north-westerly to its junction with the Grange, bounded by French & Cameron, thence up the Grange to commencing point. No. 124. G. N. & D. B. Craig (per J. S. Griffin) Name of run—Portion No. 2 of the Grange Burn Estimated area—12,500 acres Estimated grazing capability—300 head of cattle—4000 sheep Divided from Captain Lonsdale's run by a plough line from the Grange, run- ning north about 2½ miles and north- east about 1 mile, thence 4 miles along Lockhart's boundary to the top of Mo...
Select Poetry THE OFFICER'S TEAR. (From Punch.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 30 January 1849
Select Poetry &nbsp; THE OFFICER'S TEAR. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (From Punch.) Before the glass he stood, &nbsp; To take a last fond view Of his person in his old undress Regimental frock of blue ; He marked how soldierlike &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The vestment did appear, And this unhappy Officer Could not restrain a tear. " Could any coat on earth," Said he, " look half so well ? Must we change this graceful uniform &nbsp; For the unbecoming shell ? In that crustaceous garb, &nbsp; Our type will be the snail ; &nbsp; The happier shell fish weareth not A coat without a tail." " Besides, the change will cost Full nigh a quarter's pay, And the coat that scarce hath service seen, We shall have to throw away ; Thus, treating us exactly like Light-fingered gentry do, Not only they cut off our tails, But pick our pockets too." His manly cheek was wet— He put his hands behind, And he felt the skirts of his su...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 30 January 1849
Domestic Intelligence. Forgery.—Some weeks back a bushman was brought before the Police Bench charged with uttering a forged cheque for £15 7s. Upon investigating the case it transpired that the prisoner had received the cheque in question from Messrs. Rose and Myles, landlords of the "Elephant Inn," about forty miles from Mel- &nbsp; bourne in change for a cheque for a large amount, the man having had some refreshments. The Magistrates who presided on that occasion gave their opinion that it was necessary the publican should shew how he became possessed of the forged document, and held that he was account- able to the bushman for the amount. On Wed- nesday last, the Bench were informed that Mr. Myles had arrived in town, but was at present indisposed, in proof of which a medical certificate was handed in. It was subsequently intimated that Mr. Myles would be able to attend on Friday, and it was therefore decided that the matter would be investigated this morning. Cooksland....
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 30 January 1849
Shipping Intelligence ARRIVED. January 25—Lillias, schooner, 89 tons, Carr, master, from Hobart Town. Passengers—Mrs. Tiller and 2 children, Messrs. Joseph Lovell, Robert Punchard, and Andrew Johnson. Agent H. A. Smith. January 28—Velocity, schooner, 138 tons, M'Veigh, master, from Sydney. For passengers and cargo see Argus of 23rd instant. January 28—Diana, brig, 103 tons, Ball, from Sydney. For passengers see Argus of 23rd instant. January 28—Phœbe, schooner, 89 tons, Ebbett master, from Sydney. Passengers— Mrs. Last and 5 children, Miss Murphy, Mrs. Riley, Mrs. Simcoe and daughter, Mr. and Mrs Barnes, Mr. Sharpe, son and daughter, Messrs. Motto, Rus- sell, Nicholl, J. Ford, Dawes, C. Parsons, E. Smith, and J. Brendez. Agent, G. W. Cole. January 28—Enterprise, schooner, 58 tons, Miller, master, from Hobart Town. Passengers &nbsp; —Elizabeth Knight, Wm. Bryan, Alex. Ellis. — Agents, Watson and Wight. January 28—Raven, brig, 170 tons, Bell, master, from Launceston. Passe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 30 January 1849
For! For London, To Load at Pojn ti Henry, 1-1IIE «íell-IÍMw barquey wn fast-sailing 'que/ ' ''IXEN, A I/2üä| tons, Leonard Lowe, Cdmrnapder. This vessel will barn/cTuick despatch, jght or pasMige apply to AV1US BROWN 6c CO., Melbourne, JACKSON, RAR, & CO., Melbourne and Geclorg. for Xiondon Direct. To Load in Hob ton's Bau. THE first-class ship &lt;. ROYAL GEORGE," 685 ton» re- gister, Thomas Grieve», Com- mander. This ship having all \Uar dead weight of copper ore on board, and a \ great portion of her cargo engaged-will have, quick despatch. For freight or pas«ageA\ (raving first-rate ac- commodation* lor passengra*, apply to dalgetyJgore, & cc, bourne and Geelong. November 28, ""."" on Dlreot. Ill £_ A. 1 first-class British I built sbip BERK8HIRE, Whyte, Commander, is ready to receive cargo, tjd will meet with quick des- patch, her accommodation for passengers is of the best description., "ATSON AND WIGHT. F¿r London, TO L0AÍJ3IN HOBSON'3 BAY, WIE splend...
TOWN COUNCIL. Wednesday[?] 1st February, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
TOWN COUNCIL. Wednesday. 1st February, 1849. Present Aldermen Greeves (in the chair), Johnston and Kerr; Councillors Annand, Bowler, Campbell, Clarke, M'Combie, M'Namara, Moor, Nicholson, Rankin, and Russell. MINUTES. The Town Clerk read the minutes of last meet- ing, which were confirmed after some objection on the part of Alderman Greeves as to the com- petency of the Council to entertain a motion carried at that meeting. Minutes were also read of meetings of various Committees. LEGAL. The Town Clerk said he had received a letter from Mr. Thurlow, solicitor, intimating that a person named Jenkins, residing South of the Yarra, had instructed him to bring an action against the Corporation for trespass and false im- prisonment, but intimating his client's willingness to receive an apology from the Town Council, or &nbsp; to listen to any proposal for a pecuniary adjust- ment. The intimation excited considerable amuse- ment. COLLINS-STREET. Alderman Kerr, as Chairman of the Pu...
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 19th January, 1849. FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 19th January, 1849. FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. HIS Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified, that in accordance with the provisions of the Act, 7 Victoria, No. 10, intituled, " An Act to regulate Friendly Societies in the Colony of New South Wales," every Society established under the authority of that Act, is re- quired to transmit to the Colonial Secre- tary, within the three months ending 31st March next, a return of the rate of sick- ness and mortality experienced by the said Society, according to the form prescribed in the Schedule C appended to the Act above referred to, By His Excellency's Command, &nbsp; E. DEAS THOMSON. REPORT of a Deserter from the Eleventh Regiment of Infantry ; Dated at Sydney,this 15th day of January, &nbsp; 1849. Man's name, John Cashman ; age, 24½ years; size, 5 feet 11 inches ; com- plexion, fresh ; hair, dark brown ; eyes, blue ; time of desertion, 8 January, 1849 ; place of desertion, Sydney, N...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
JOB PRINTING. TBI PUBLIC J ni RESPECTFULLY INFORMEN, THAI fc $ob iptiuting OF ALL KIfi,DS, WILL IMEXICVTBD'AT * JK * &&avs o F F x c s, With neatness,accuracy, and despatch. The Printer particularly invites aftention to-hi» printing of BOOK-WORK, th» whole of his type far that purpose being, perfectly new, and canse' ijutntly greatly ¡uperior lo any othtr office in Melbourne. MOTXGS POUND-KEEPERS and othert requiring the publication of advertisements in the GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, are requested to forward their notices, from this date to the Anous 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 nt the Publishing Office of -this Journal, a Registry of Strayed Cattle, with «tí'i* v'ew °^ cnn')''n8 tue owners to recover their fci^VSing stock at small expense. ^I^We-have, therefore, to incite settlers who may ¿ave strayed cattle on their runs, to furnish to th...
PORT PHILLIP SAVINGS' BANK, PORTLAND BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
PORT PHILLIP SAVINGS BANK, PORTLAND BRANCH. &nbsp; ANDREW ROSE CRUIKSHANK, Esq., Merchant, Portland, has been appointed a District Trustee of this Insti- tution, in the room of James Drummond, Esq.. resigned. C. J. LA TROBE. Superintendent's Office, Melbourne, January 15th, 1849. &nbsp;
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." WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1849. THE GOLDEN DISCOVERY. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 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 whose list." WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1849. &nbsp; THE GOLDEN DISCOVERY. WE have little further to say with respect to the Port Phillip Gold Field, the dis- covery of which we announced in our Extraordinary of Wednesday evening. The particulars with which we then pre- sented our readers were substantially correct, and further enquiries strengthen the conviction that we then expressed, to the effect that a very rich and ample supply of the most sought after of metals &nbsp; had been discovered. One slight error we fell into, in stating that the large mass of Gold shewn us by M. Duchene had been found by that gentleman, whereas it formed a portion of that first shewn by the shepherd to Mr. Brentani and which was divided between him and M. Duchene. On proceeding with the shepherd to the spot he pointed out, strong indications of Gold presented the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
SUBSCRIBERS to the Ancos both in town and country, who have to complain of the irregular receipt of that paper, aro respectfully re- quested to make the same known at the Office, in order that for the future, punctuality in the delivery may be insured. EDWARD WILSON. Argus Office, January 25tb, lo49. Notice. THE following gentlemen have undertaken the agency for the Argus for their respec- tivo neighbourhoods, intending Subscribers and 'Advertisers are requested to communicate with th« a^ent for their locality .; PORTLAND ........... Mr. Thomas Finn, . UULFAST. - W. 8. Wilson, WARRNAMBOOL..-Richard Usborne, UUNINYONO.-John Veitch, -COLAC.-A. Macnaughton, TIMBOON. -Joseph Scott, UARWON. -N. Trebeck, SEYMOUR. -George Lewis. OVENS. -John Rogers, BROKBN RIVER.-Richard Cliirke, ''GRANOS. William Malcolm, DANDLNONO.-John Dunn. Colonial Secretary's Office, j Sydney, 19th January, 1849.1 BEER. E HIS Excellency the Governor dirtdl it to be notified, that in purauiottj of the powers vested in...
CRIMINAL SESSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
CRIMINAL SESSIONS. IT is ordered that a Criminal Session and General Gaol Delivery of the Supreme Court of New South Wales for the District of Port Phillip, be holden at the Court House, La Trobe-street, in the Town of Melbourne, on Thursday, the Fifteenth day of February, now next ensuing, at the hour of ten o'clock in the forenoon, at which all parties concerned are requested to give their attendance. Dated this thirteenth day of January, A.D. 1849. &nbsp; WILLI AM A'BECKETT, &nbsp; Resident Judge. THE Undermentioned articles of un- claimed propeity now in charge of &nbsp; the Police of the Murray District, will be sold by Public Auction, at the Police Office, Broken River, on Wednesday, the 20th day of February next, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, unless previously claimed. 1 Saddle 1 Bridle. &nbsp; 1 Pair Saddle-bags 2 Halters 2 Pair trousers 2 Shirts By Order of the Chairman of the Bench of Magistrates, GEO. ST. CLAIR, &nbsp; Chief Consta...
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 9th January, 1849[?] ROBERT GENERY. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 9th January, 1849. &nbsp; ROBERT GENERY. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ENQUIRY having been made from England, respecting a person named &nbsp; Robert Genery' who .eft Hainsworth, Suffolk, some few years since, to reside in Australia, any person who can give information respecting him is requested to have the goodness to communicate the same to this office. By His Excellency's Command, &nbsp; E. DEAS THQMS0N
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 1st January, 1849. CROWN LANDS, PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 1st January, 1849. CROWN LANDS, PORT PHILLIP. HIS Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified, that Frederick Almond Powlett, Esq., has resumed his duties as Commissioner of Crown Lands for the District of Western Port. By His Excellency's Command, E. DEAS THOMSON. &nbsp;
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
IMPOUNDED at Bulleen! Upstl ?? Yarra- "?? 1 black bullock, -B near shoulder, 001 conjoined near ribs, bow and arrow'sfl rump, blind near eye H 1 light red bullock HK conjoined offl rump, WC off ribs >&lt;:?? WC ;&lt;? 1 light brown bullock,' speckled iittM white tail, HK near thigh, a blutck|| figure 8 near ribs ' jB 1 red strawberry headed bullock, while ¡ff back, belly and tail, figure 1 nuigi 1 strawberry steer, C off ribs S H 1 black steer, ears bored and lipped, CRgi off rump , g 1 red steer, HD conjoined off rump >, ffi 1 sheeted cow, WF near ruinp, E neal! neck, ) ( off rump, an illegible, brindg milking ribs ' H t blacks spotted or strawberry cow, r&E near ribs H 1 white heifer her calf1» off rump 1 1 black heifer, °5 off rump G 1 strawberry heifer, °2 off rump , g 1 brindled poley cow, like HW conioineJi off rump, a blotched W and X near! rump and ribs, ears slit - 1 1 blue sided heifer her calf, unbranded- I 1 red cow, white hind legs and tail...
MOUNTED POLICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
MOUNTED POLICE. &nbsp; &nbsp; DESCRIPTION return of a man of the above corps, (supernumerary of the 11th Regiment,) who has been absent without leave since the 3rd of January, 1849, and continues in a state of absence ; Sydney, 10th January, 1849 :— Name, Samuel Baker ; age, 26 years 7 months ; size, 5 feet 9 inches ; parish where born, Castlelost ; county, West- meath ; trade, grocer ; when enlisted, 21st May, 1839, (for 99th Regiment ;) where enlisted, Athlone ; complexion, fresh ; eyes, hazel ; hair, fair ; distinc- tive marks, a slight protuberance on the left eve. J. NICHOLSON, Commandant Mounted Police.