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Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 19th January, 1849. WRIT OF ELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
Colonial Secretary's Office, &nbsp; Sydney, 19th January, 1849. WRIT OF ELECTION. HIS Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified for general informa- tion, that James Williamson, Esquire, having in due form, resigned his seat in the Legislative Council, for the Electoral District of Port Phillip, a Writ has been issued for the election of a member to serve in the Legislative Council for the said District, during the continuance of the present Council, and that the following arrangement has been made for the said election, viz. :— Chief polling place or place of nomination —Geelong Date of Writ, 19th January, 1849. &nbsp; Day of nomination—15th February, 1849 &nbsp; Polling day—27th February, 1849 Return of Writ—13th March, 1849 By His Excellency's Command, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; E. DEAS THOMSON.
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 20th January, 1849. TITLE DEEDS—PORT PHILLIP LANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 20th January, 1849. TITLE DEEDS—PORT PHILLIP LANDS. THE undermentioned Deeds have been transmitted from this office to the Surveyor-General, to be afterwards des- patched to the Deputy Registrar, Mel- bourne, for enrolment in the Supreme Court, Port Phillip, under the provisions of the Act of the Governor and Council, 5 Victoria, No. 21, when they will be forwarded to the Sub-Treasurer, for de- livery to the Grantees, on payment of the established fees thereon, viz. :— PURCHASE UNDER THE EXISTING REGULA- TIONS. PORTION OF LAND. Proclamation of 23rd October, 1849. Deed dated 3rd January, 1849. 1. Daniel Gleeson and Simon Minogue, as tenants in common, 10 acres, Normanby, lot 14. CHURCH OF ENGLAND GRANT. Deed dated 4th January, 1849. 2. Edward Brown Addis, William Roadknight, Frederic Champion, and Charles Sladen, 2 acres, Geelong, in trust for a Church of England Burial Ground. By his Excellency's Command, &nbsp; &nbsp; E. DEAS THO...
SHORTLAND'S BLUFF LIGHTHOUSE. NOTICE TO MARINERS AND OTHERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
SHORTLAND'S BLUFF LIGHT- HOUSE. NOTICE TO MARINERS AND OTHERS. NOTICE is hereby given, that, in consequence of certain alterations, about to take place to the column of the Lighthouse, at Shortland's Bluff, and the erection of anew Lantern, the present Light will be, within a short period, tem- porarily removed, to the edge of the cliff, (directly east of the column) and exhibited ten foot from the same. A further Notice will be given, of the exact time of removing the present Light to the cliff, and also of the lighting up of the new Lantern. By order of His Honor the Superin- tendent, HENRY GINN, Clerk of Works. Public Works Office, Melbourne, 20th Nov., 1848. In reference to the above Notice, which His Honor the Superintendent has di- rected to be re-published for general information—It is anticipated that the present Light will be removed to the edge of the Cliff, by or about the Tenth day of Februarv next. By order of His Honor the Superin- tendent, HENRY GINN, Clerk of Works, ...
NEW POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
NEW POST OFFICE. HIS Honor the Superintendent having been pleased to approve of the esta- blishment of a Post Office at the under- mentioned place, notice is hereby given accordingly, viz. :— At Chepstowe, Mount Emu, on the Port- land Road, E. C. Dunn, to be Post- master. And the better to guide Postmasters in the distribution of Letters and News- papers, and so the more correctly to meet public convenience, parties wishing to receive communications through this office, &nbsp; &nbsp; are advised to caution their correspond- ents to address their letters to this office distinctly by its name, and in addition to any private residence. Notice should also be given to the Edi- tors of the different newspapers, that in like manner addresses from the publishing offices may be corrected. HENRY D. KEMP, Chief Postmaster. Post Office, Melbourne, January 29, 1849.
CONVEYANCE OF MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
CONVEYANCE OF MAILS. TENDERS being required for convey- &nbsp; ance of Mails, once a week, from &nbsp; 1st March to 31st December, 1849, between the followiug places, viz. :— As from and to the Grange Post Office and Davidson's Inn, on the Adelaide boundary line, passing by way of the North Adelaide road, and so by way of Dougheny's Inn, on the Glenelg River. Persons disposed to contract for provid- ing the same, are invited to transmit their offers, in writing to this office, by or be- fore twelve o'clock on Thursday the 15th day of February next, endorsed " Tender for conveyance of Mails." &nbsp; The conditions of the Contract will be the same as those published in the general annual notice from this office dated 12th September last, inserted in the " Govern- ment Gazette " of the 13th September and 4th and 11th October. Forms of Tender may be obtained upon application either at the Post Office at Melbourne or at the Grange. C. J. LATROBE. Superintendent's ...
MELBOURNE MARKETS. February 2nd, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
MELBOURNE MARKETS. February 2nd, 1849. The weather continues highly favourable for &nbsp; farming operations, and the harvest will in a short time be completed. There is no change in prices since our last, &nbsp; &nbsp; wheat still ruling at 3s 6d per bushel. Oats may still be quoted at 3s ; superior, for seed, at 3s 6d per bushel. Flour—First quality, £10: seconds, £9 per 3,000 lbs. Hay remains at £2 10s per ton with a good &nbsp; supply.
POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
POST OFFICE. Mails will close for the undermentioned places as follow :— Velocity, for Portland and Sydney, this evening &nbsp; at half past 5. Diana, for Sydney, this evening, at half past 5. Raven, for Launceston, 3rd instant, at half past 6, p.m. Warrior, for London, 5th instant, at half-past &nbsp; 5, p.m. Royal George, for London, 7th instant, at half &nbsp; past 5, p m. Bengal, for Sydney, indefinite.
MORE POLLUTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
MORE POLLUTION. Has Excellency the Governor has an- nounced the receipt of the following despatch from the Right Hon. the Se- cretary of State for the Colonies :— Downing-.street, 16th August, 1848. &nbsp; SIR,—I have the honor to acquaint you that I have received from the hands of Mr. Francis Scott and some other gentlemen, a numerously signed Petition, purporting to proceed from all the principal classes of employers of labor in New South Wales, of which document I enclose a copy for your information. It would have been far more regular that this petition should have been transmitted through the Governor, and I much regret that the sub- scribers to it should have thought it advisable to deviate from the usual course. They may rely upon it that they can choose no channel through which any wishes they may be desirous to express, can be transmitted with greater advantage than through her Majesty's Representative in the Colony. You will acquaint the petitioners, however, that ...
THE LOTTERY SYSTEM. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
THE LOTTERY SYSTEM. THE Sydney Morning Herald, after keeping remarkably quiet, during the whole of the late excitement attendant upon the lottery of the Bank of Aus- tralia, now adopts the following tone in the matter of lotteries generally, coinci- ding precisely in the views which we took from the first, upon the subject of these direct incitements to gambling and extravagance. ANOTHER LOTTERY SCHEME. THE gratifying result—to the proprietary—of the late Bank of Australia lottery, seems to have had the same effect upon them as, according to some naturalists, the taste of human blood has upon animals of prey. The agreeable recollection sharpens the appetite for more. A lottery, how- ever, once and away, and under the peculiar cir- cumstances which preceded and accompanied the one which has just gone off, may be just endured, &nbsp; and was only just endured by us, for we neither praised nor censured ; but the attempt at an encore we would summarily stop. When we read the adv...
INSOLVENT COURT. Thursday, February 1st, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
INSOLVENT COURT. &nbsp; Thursday, February 1st, 1849. &nbsp; Before R. W. Pohlman, Esq., Chief Com- missioner. In the Estate of Watson and Hunter.-This was a special meeting for proof of debts. Mr. Hill, the trustee in tbe estate was present. The fol- lowing debts were proved :—John Hislop Saab, £17 17s. 2d. wages for self and wife ; Thomas Berridge Howse, £3 1s. 6d. balance of wages; George Ward Cole, £63 8s. 10d., upon a bill of exchange; William Hare Cropper, £32 19s. upon a bill of exchange. MEETING OF CREDITORS. Wednesday—Adjourned application for esrtiicili by Phillip Phillips. &nbsp; MELBOURNE HOSPITAL. January 31st, 1849, IN PATIENTS, Remaining, January 17 ........ 17 Admitted since. 7 Discharged. 1 Died . 3 4 Remaining in the house ........ 20 OUT PATIENTS. Relieved during the week . 10 Admitted since. 3 Total. 13 &nbsp; Medical Officers for the week Physician, Dr. O'Mullane. Surgeon, D. J. Thomas, Esq. Joseph Clowes, Resident Apothecary.
Port Phillip Medical Board, January 29th, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
Port Phillip Medical Board, &nbsp; January 29th, 1849. WE the undersigned, the President and Members of the Port Phillip Medical Board, appointed by His Honor the Superintendent under the Act of Council 8th Victoria, No. 8, intituled " An Act to define the qualifications of Medical Witnesses at Coroners Inquests and Inquiries held before Justices of the Peace, in the Colony of New South Wales" do hereby certify that the undermentioned Gentlemen have submitted the necessary testimonials of qualification, viz.:— Arbuckle, Thomas Anderson, Alexander Bailey, William K., Geelong Bailey, James, Goulburn Budd, Henry, Melbourne Barker, William, Mount Alexander Campbell, William Henry, Mel- bourne &nbsp; Clarke, Jonathan, Geelong Cheyne, Alexander, M.D., Melbourne Cussen, Patrick, M.D., Melbourne Clutterbuck, James Bennett, Kilmore Creelman, John A. Campbell, Neil &nbsp; &nbsp; Curdie, Daniel, M.D. Dease, William James, Melbourne Dickson, John, M.D., Geelong D...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus. MR. EDITOR,—I now proceed to estimate the probable extent of ground that will require to be laid down under wheat, for the period we are considering. On re- ferring to my Letter, No. 7, you will observe that I consider 520lb. of flour to be the annual consumption per head; the production from a bushel of wheat, 44lb.; consequently taking 30 bushels per acre, as the average crop of the Dis- trict, it will, in round numbers, require nearly one-third of an acre to support a human being. On referring to Letter No. 11, it appears that 8240 acres were under wheat in 1848, being about 5000 under what was required for home con- sumption. Now proceeding upon this data, I shall endeavour to show the gra- dual progress of our wheat cultivation, for the next 16 years, under the system of Emigration considered in Nos. 12 and 13, premising that I allow 2½ individuals to be supported by each acre of wheat, and that we raise a sufficient supply f...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
Tor London, To Load at Point Henry," ^HE well known fast-sailing barque VIXEN, A I,\tëp6 tons, Leonard Lowe, Commander. This yeasel will have ouick despatch. For freight or passais apply to OCTAWJS BROWN & CO., Melbourne, KSON, RAE, St CO., Melbourne and Geelong. don Street. - Hobson's Bay. HE first-class ship" ROYAL GEORGE," 585 tons re ', Thomas Grieves, Com nder. all her dead weight of , "and a great portion of her Il bave quick de-patch, passage, having first-rate se passengers, apply to GETY, GORE, & CC, Melbourne and Geelong. NovemberRB} 1B4B._ l'or london, TO LOAD.IN~HOBSON'S BAY, SHE splendid fast sailing barque, NELSON, 603 tons register, W. H. amond, commander. its first rate accommodations for assage apply to PrAIN LAMOND, on board, or to GEORGE S. BRODIE. Melbourne, JACKSON, RAE & CO., _Melbourne and Galong. BOARD ANDJLESIDENCE. FOUR GENTLEIVIEM can be accommo- dated with Boa/d/and Residence on the j Eastern Hill. Tern/s ¿moderate. Apply at the jj...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
NEW ZEALAND. YESTERDAY'S overland Mail from Sydney puts us in possession of Wellington Journals to the 10th ult. The Governor-in-Chief, Sir George Grey, opened the first Legislative Coun- cil of the Southern Province, or New Munster, with a lengthy address and subsequently in reply to an address from the Council, Sir George informed the Council of the nature of the constitution he had recommended to the Secretary of State, in lieu of the former constitution, which was suspended at his instance.—His Excellency replied as follows:— I feel much pleasure in complying with the wishes of the Legislative Council, as expressed in their address of the 22nd instant, by informing them, 1. That I have reported to her Majesty's Go- vernment, as my opinion, that a complete sys- tem of representative government, of the form aftermentioned, may with safety be introduced into the whole of the New Zealand Islands, at a date when the act suspending the Constitution recently conferred upon these Island...
THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. MR. JUSTICE A'BECKETT'S hyper- critical exactness in mere legal techni- calities, has reduced the administration of justice in this province to such a pass that crime bids fair to flourish unmoles- ted, for the process of getting rid of a committal to the gaol has become so easy as to render the magistrates nearly power- less, and the punishment of imprison- ment a mere bugbear. Not a week passes without one or more scoundrels being let loose on society under writs of habeas corpus, a writ which we could almost venture to wager is more frequently brought into play in Melbourne, under Judge a'Beckett's ad- ministration of the law, than in all the rest of her Majesty's dominions put together, and in most cases the grounds for discharging the warrant are most contemptibly trivial, and such as would never be thought of were almost any other Judge on the bench. Only last week two of the most notorious scoun- drels in the province, got rid of their sentences...
[?]gence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. JJ .—Vixen, schooner, 45 tons, Cur- , from Alberton, in ballast. .ry 31.— Mercury, schooner, 36 tons, ..tis, master, from Geelong. February 1.—Flinders, cutter, 35 tons, Rowell, master, from Geelong, in ballast. CLEARED OUT. February 1.—Lillias, schooner, 89 tons, Carr, master, for Hobart Town. Passengers—Wm. Smith, Thos. Hart. SAILED. February 1—William, for Circular Head. IMPORTS. January 31.—Mercury, schooner, from Gee- long—4 bales sheep skins, 1 bale wool, 137 bags sugar, 52 bags coffee, 3 half chests tea, 1 bag rice. EXPORTS. February 1.—Lillias, schooner, for Hobart Town—350 sheep, 14 casks beef. GEELONG SHIPPING. ARRIVED.—January 26—Hooghly, ship, Wm. Henry, master, from Melbourne, with a cargo on board for London 27.—Mercury, schooner, H. Shade, master, from Melbourne—240 bags sugar, 10 tons salt. CLEARED OUT.—January 27—Scotia, schooner, T. Ogilvie, master, for Hobart Town. Passen- gers, cabin, Mrs. Ogilvie, and six in the steerage. 29.—Dian...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
Domestic Intelligence. &nbsp; &nbsp; ILLEGAL IMPOUNDING.—Mr. Thomas Brown, of the Moonee Ponds, appeared at the Police Office, on Friday last, to substantiate a charge of illegal im- &nbsp; pounding against Mr. P. Philan, a neigh- bouring farmer. The defendant had impounded ten head of cattle belonging to complainant, for which a trespass fee of 2s. 6d. per head had been charged instead of 4d., as allowed by the Act. Mr. Paynter, for the defence, denied that the bench had any jurisdiction in the case. Mr. John Stephen, for the pro- secution, explained the law bearing upon the point, and contended that the bench had jurisdiction. Councillor Russell, who presided, was of opinion that the magistrates had no jurisdiction, and dis- missed the complaint; Mr. Stephen said he had several cases of a similar nature, and in order to test the matter, he would apply for a mandamus to com- pel the bench to hear them. Mr. Russell thought the magistrates would be happy to ha...
PORT FAIRY. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
PORT FAIRY. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] &nbsp; We have had for some time many com- plaints against our Police Office arrange- ments ; great complaint is made of the non-attendance of our Police Clerk at this office ; it certainly is not his fault at all times, but that of those who have placed him there, for being the only medical man who visits at a distance from the town, he has to attend his pati- ents, which causes great inconvenience to those having business at the office, but in not a few instances it is sheer neglect, as not unfrequently the flag has to be hoisted to recall him from the Bay, where he has been fishing.— A short time since several Executions were issued out of the Small Debts Court against one person for wages, among others a boy obtained a Decree and Execution, a levy was made, and some sheep brought to town, the bailiff, who in his capacity of Chief Constable, had to attend the Su- preme Court at Melbourne, before the appointed day of Sale, deputed ...
PORT FAIRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
PORT FAIRY. A public meeting was held on the sixth day of January last, at the Royal Merri- jig Hotel, Belfast, which was numerously and respectably attended, not only by residents in the town, but by many gen- tlemen connected with the interior. The objects of this meeting will be collected from the requisition given below, and due notice of its taking place, was advertised in the Portland Gazette. Proposed by William Rutledge, Esq., J.P. ; seconded by Captain Adam :— " That John Cox, Esq., J.P., do take the Chair." &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr Cox having taken the Chair, read to the meeting the following requisition which had 57 signatures attached, calling upon the magistrates to convene the meeting :—" We, the undersigned in- habitants of the town and district of Belfast, Port Fairy, request that your Worship will be pleased to convene a Public Meeting for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of peti- tioning His Excellency the Governor to place on the Esti...
Select Poetry. CHARADE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 February 1849
Select Poetry CHARADE. Lady Amy Arlington beyond a doubt was very fair, Long and sweeping were her lashes, soft and rippling was her hair— Not the undulating bands in which young ladies now delight, By hot irons falsely waved, or plaited very tight at night. But long dewy tresses falling o'er her cheeks and ivory shoulders, Darkly cluster'd à ravir, and driving frantic the beholders. Lady Amy Arlington was followed by a dangling train, But my first to their discomfort could alone her favour gain. He was ever at her side, With her daily used to ride; In her boudoir he intruded Where all others were excluded ; And the crowd of lovers mutter'd, fairly distanced in the race, " What a lucky dog he is, and would that I were in his place." Harry Vane—so on dits tell— Lov'd the Lady Amy well. &nbsp; But he sigh'd, " Ah ! woe is me ! Sooner than myself, I see, Aught can her my second be." Whether it was her canary hanging in the gilded cage, Or the tiny cup of china, part of a small ...