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TOWN COUNCIL. Thursday, Feb. 22. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 February 1849
TOWN COUNCIL. Thursday, Feb. 22. Present—His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Johnston and Kerr ; Coun- cillors Annand, Armitstead, Campbell, Clarke, Murray, Nicholson, and Ran- kin. MINUTES. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. Misrepresentation. The minutes were read of a meeting of the Public Works Committee, on the 21st. Present—Alderman Kerr, Councillors Annand, Bowler, Clarke, Murray and Rankin ; at which Councillor Murray, brought under the attention of the com- mittee, an article appearing in the Daily News, with respect to the pro- ceedings at the last committee meeting, when it wes resolved—"That the at- tention of this Committee having been drawn to an article, appearing in the Daily News of the 20th instant, wherein the members present at the last meeting (with the exception of Councillors An- nand and Bowler) are charged with at- tempting to upset a tender which had been approved at a previous meeting of the Committee, and subsequently con- firmed by the ...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 February 1849
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. Feb. 25.—Lillias, schooner, 89 tons, Carr, &nbsp; master, from Hobart Town. Passengers—Cabin —Mrs. Taylor and child. Steerage—James Jones and wife, Susan Gough, Dovid Cooke, wife and four children, R. Cooke, William and Alfred Wynd. Feb. 25.—Raven, brig, 171 tons, Bell, master, from Launceston 22nd instant. Passengers— Cabin—Mr. and Miss James, Mrs. Burt, Mrs. &nbsp; Bell and son, Messrs. John Archer, G. Moodie, J. K. Moore, H. Capon, and Henty. Steerage— W. Church, Mary Burley, John Saunders, George Webber, W. King, Job Pearl, John Lingfield, John Prout, J. Cain, John Morgan. W. B. Hatch, agent. February 25—Bermondsey, barque, 507 tons, J. Peddle, commander, from Sydney, 7th instant, in ballast. February 25—Colina, schooner, 55 tons, from Port Albert. Passengers—5 in tbe steerage. February 26—Martin Luther, barque, 450 tons, James Hutton, commander, from Sydney, 11th instant. Passengers—cabin—Mrs. Carlow three Misses Carlow, Mr. Towns...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 February 1849
JOB PRINTING. Tu Public &lt;bi RisrKOTruLLT informed, thai ßoh |l vint tug J". OF ALL KIM)S, 0 . Witt .« MHHU'M «KB &BOV8 office, Wit» nn(n«n,M«uracy,aiui despatch. The Printer particularly invita attention to his printing of BOOK-WORK, the whait of hit typt for that purpou being perfectly new, and conse- quently greatly superior to any other oßet in Melbourne. NOTXCB .(3OUND-KEEPER8 and others requiring I the publication of advertisements in the GovenNMENT Gazette, are requested to forward thtirnotices, from this date to the Argus 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 at the Publishing Office of this Journal, a Registry of Strayed Cattle, with the view of enabling the owners to recover their _?çsn)g stock at small expense. f £ííVe have, therefore, to invite settlers who may ' aJ.« strayed cattle on their runs, to furnish to this office a descript...
SALES EFFECTED THIS WEEK BY MESSRS. BEAR & SON. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 February 1849
SALES EFFECTED THIS WEEK BY MESSRS. BEAR & SON. Fat Cattle.—Two hundred and three head comprising three lots. One lot of bullocks of prime quality averaged at auction £3 3s. each, or about 7s per 100 lbs; the other lots of heifers and bullocks, some of which were of good quality, sold at from 40s to 50s each. Store Cattle—A well bred mixed lot of cattle (150 head) in very good condition sold at auction for £135—steers for yoking sold at from 30s to 40s each. Working Bullocks—One pair, bows and &nbsp; yokes given in, sold at auction at £6 17s 6d. Sheep—A mixed lot 1600 ewes and wethers sold at 3s. 6d. each. Horses—About 17 were brought forward at the weekly sale—the following prices were realized —a useful draft horse was sold for 14 guineas; saddle and harness horses from 10 to 13; and rough hacks from 5 to 7 guineas each. Fat Cattle—Of first-rate quality sold at rather improved prices this week—but the large supply has not decreased—prices rate at from 6s to 7s per ...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 February 1849
Domestic Intelligence. &nbsp; &nbsp; Impounding Charges. — The local pounds seem to be made use of in some in- stances, as the means of desperate extortion. We have now before us a case of the kind in which a herd of 350 cattle on their way to the Melbourne market, which had merely strayed on the unenclosed land on the road side during the few minutes the driver had gone into the Inn to take some necessary refreshment, were driven off to the Pentridge pound, and though re- leased a few hours afterwards the owner had to pay charges to the extent of £8 15s, being £1 2s 4d for pound fees, £3 16s 4d sustenance, and £3 16s 4d for trespass. There was literally no damage sustained by the trespass, for the land is unenclosed, and not a blade of edible grass growing, and the sustenance the cattle received while in the custody of the poundkeeper was merely the liberty of luxuriating over the process of chewing the cud. In such a case a pound note would have amply compensated a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 February 1849
to Geelong-. herebv^informed, that on DAYjsöft. the 19th instant, v\ ia, *s Whor/forGji ÍDAYS »NESDaYS, AND ( ^UDAYS," at 11 o'clock ' GEORGE WARD COLE. Wharfs 15th February, 1849. For Sydney, brig FANNY, commander, on Wednes For freight MR. WIL pointe to the Argus-, IM DAVBE3 hoi been np ana£ommercial reporter Argus Office,' February 2nd, 1849. EDWARD WILSON. S UBSCRIPTIONS Collected for the MEL BOURNE HOSPITAL. Fed. 20, 1849. Alexander, S. 0 Bear, John.......... 2 Bull, W. K. 0 Cue, Hy. 0 Cronin, D. 0 Campbell, Robt.'.. 1 Cooper, Fredk.;.... 2 Dismorr, J.... 0 Donaldson and Budge..../. 2 Dunn.Thos...../.... 0 Downing, Robt.77STTW. 1 Dunbell, Jas./.. 0 Haskell, Geo../. 0 Jackton, Thos.. 0 Johnson, Wm. 0 Leage, Jas... 0 Main, J. 0 M'Namara, Michl.. 2 M'Donald, Fra., 1 Nathan, N. 0 Paton, Andw. 2 Pemberton, Geo.... 0 Redfern, Chas.......... 0 Shaw, Jos.«.,. 0 Wood, John. 1 s. d. 2 6 10' 0 0 0 l8 3 0 Collected before... 174 8 0 , /' ' ' £192 li 0 Men». Morris and Heales, Collectors, T...
INSOLVENT COURT. Monday, 26th February. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 February 1849
INSOLVENT COURT. Monday, 26iri February. Ln re J. A. Manton.-Mr. Moor, on his own behalf as a creditor, examined the insolvent at considerable length, and Mr Salmon, also, on behalf of Messrs Thomson and Duncan. The insolvent was not prepared to produce necessary documents, nor to give a satisfactory account of his transactions. An adjournment was made for further investigation, and an order made for insol- vent to produce all books, vouchers, &c, relating to his affairs. in re Charles Manton.-In consequence of what transpired in the above case. Mr. Moor applied for a further examination into the estate of Chas. Manton, which was fixed to take place ou Wednesday. &nbsp;
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Argus. Melbourne, February 24th, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 27 February 1849
Original Correspondence To the Editor of the Argus. Melbourne, February 24th, 1849. Sir,-Since reading in the Argus of Tuesday, your notice concerning the infamous determina- tion of Government, to convert our fair province into a convict colony, the subject has much en- grossed my thoughts. As a mother I feel deeply, and urgently deprecate the approach of the un- numbered evils which must result from such an iniquitous measure. To every parent at all concerned about the &nbsp; welfare of his children, this intelligence is indeed alarming. Who can see with indifference the floodgates of corruption thus opened upon us and our offspring? Who of us can resignedly con- &nbsp; template the polluted atmosphere, the withering curse, the unmitigated horrors of convict popula- tion to be thrust upon us ? We cannot and we will not submit to it. Think of the terrific amount of depravity in all its most hideous forms, that will be presented to the eyes and ears of our children! ...
COUNTRY NEWS. (FROM OUR BELFAST CORRESPONDENT.) [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 March 1849
COUNTRY NEWS. (from our BELFAST correspondent.) The last week has been one continual scene of accidents and offences. On Tuesday evening the house of Mr. Pye, an industrious farmer, near this town, was entirely consumed by fire ; it appears Mrs P. was putting a child to bed, and had given the candle to another child to hold, who let it fall against the bed curtain which immediately ignited, and the fire soon caught the thatch ; it was with difficulty the poor woman could save her children, and in her endeavours to put the fire out had her hands dread- fully burned. The loss sustained by this poor family cannot be less than £150. On Thursday evening the mail from &nbsp; Warrnambool was robbed. It appears &nbsp; the mailman was not sober, and his horse being taken ill, he placed it in a stable laying the saddle and mail-bags on the ground ; on arriving at the Post Office on the Friday morning the registered letters were found to be torn up and the contents gone ; the m...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 March 1849
Notice. THU following gentlemen having undertaken the agency for the Argus for their respec- tive neighbourhoods, intending Subscribers and Advertisers are requested to communicate with the agent for thoir locality :- %, Pom las'n. Mr. Thomas Fin«, ' Belfast. - W. S. Wilson, Waiiunamiiool.-Richard Osborne, Buninyong.-John Veitch, Colac .............. -A. Macoaugliton, Timboon. . -Joseph Scott, Barwon.-N. Trebeclr, Sevmour...%.. -George Lewis, Ovens........'.. -John Rogers, Broken River.-Richard Clarko, Giunok. William Malcolm, Dandenong.-Johu Dunn, FiEttv Crrek .-David Oswald, Glenelg.». -James Kirby, Mount Macedon .... -A. Uphill". Munro's Inn .-Win. Munro. . Kumoiu.-Rcoy Clarke. f Steam to Geelong*. ALTERATION A)F TIME. brmed, tb ext, the 19tb isiUilJ \ THE Public are h&lt;jr«jby informed, tblt to and afte the Steamer, will leave Cole'í Wharf, for Geelong, ONDAY8, WEDNESDAYS, AND FRIDAYS/ .til o'clock precisely. GEORGE WARD COLB, Wharf, 15th February, 1849. xroTres. MR. WI...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 March 1849
MARRIED. At St. James' Church on the 27th ultimo, by the Rev. A. C. Thomson, George Shaw Esq., St. Kilda, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Edward Smith, Esquire, Pelham Crescent, Brompton. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
CROWN LANDS REGULATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 March 1849
CROWN LANDS REGULATIONS. A series of very important despatches appears in the Sydney Morning Herald, relative to the new Squatting Regula- tions. The despatches are too long for insertion in our present number. The gist of the matter is, that a circuit of ten miles round both Belfast and Warrnam- bool is to be brought within the settled districts ; that compensation for im- provements is to be allowed within the settled districts, both to squatters em- ploying the land for pastoral purposes, and also to those occupying inns, stores, &c. ; that Earl Grey conceives a some- what superficial system of survey suffi- cient for the purpose of granting leases, and that where a more accu- rate charting may be required the expense may fairly be thrown upon the squatters. We will publish the de- spatches in our next.
Commercial Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 March 1849
Commercial Intelligence. On Monday last the wool (about 1000 bales) which was landed from the Hero, after having been submerged for several days, was offered for sale by auction, for the benefit of the underwriters. There was a very large attendance of buyers, among whom we recognised a number of Mel- bourne merchants. The biddings commenced very spiritedly, and the lots were knocked down at much higher prices than were expected to be given. &nbsp; The wool did not appear to have suffered much &nbsp; from its immersion; and although it had com- menced heating, after being landed, the progress of the deterioration was soon stopped, by cutting the bales and exposing the wool to the air. The prices realized were, in some instances, very high, some lots reached to 7½d per lb. The average of &nbsp; the whole sale was £4 7s 6d per bale, or about 4½d per lb. The total proceeds were nearly £4000. &nbsp;
POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 March 1849
POST OFFICE. Mails will close for the undermentioned places as follow— Souvenir, for Adelaide, via Portland Bay, this evening, Raven, for Launceston, 2nd instant, at half-past 6 p.m. Navarino, for London, indefinite. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
THE DISTRICT ELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 March 1849
THE DISTRICT ELECTION. The result of Tuesday's election deter- mines beyond dispute, the fact that the non-election principle is the political faith of Port Phillip, and that however a few sycophantic adherents of the Go- vernment (like the soul-less slaves at Geelong who sold their birth-right for Mr. La Trobe's paltry mess of pottage) may struggle and strive, the voice of the great body of the people, and of nearly three-fourths of the electors is for spurn- ing the cheat which imposes upon us the shadow for the substance. Out of the 236 electors in the Metro- politan county, only three recorded their votes in favour of actual election on Tuesday, for though there were five cards handed in, one was from a Geelong elector, and another, the immortal " Buggins" himself, was an impostor voting upon a qualification he was not possessed of. At Geelong, the very hot- bed of the actual electionists, the com- bined force of Captain Fyans' personal interest, and the badgering of the local p...
MELBOURNE HOSPITAL, FEBRUARY 28, 1849. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 March 1849
MELBOURNE HOSPITAL, &nbsp; February 28, 1849. &nbsp; &nbsp; IN-PATIENTS. Remaining Feb. 21st.20 Admitted since .................2 &nbsp; 22 Discharged.... 3 Died . 2 5 &nbsp; Remaining in the House ....... 17 OUT-PATIENTS. &nbsp; &nbsp; Relieved during the week.. . . 7 Admitted since . 1 Total. 8 Medical Officers for the Week. &nbsp; Physician—Dr. Wilmot; Surgeon— &nbsp; W. H. Campbell, Esq. &nbsp; Joseph Clowes, Resident Apothecary.
LETTER II. To the Editor of the Argus. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 March 1849
LETTER II. To the Editor of the Argus. Sir—Polites charges me with " revo- lutionary views leading directly to the confiscation of the property of the country." This I deny altogether, and I ask any dispassionate person, if my words will bear such a vile charge. I state that 20 persons have monopolised 3,000,000 and a quarter of acres amongst them, this land they have taken what they call possession of. How have they taken this hold of the land, upon what right do they claim these vast estates ? Simply by ordering their serfs to drive some sheep, or cattle, upon these fine fields ; and they drive over a large extent of country, merely to have it to say, oh my stock fed from such a hill over to such a marsh. Thereforeall the intermediate bounds are mine—they do not take as many acres as they have sheep—or cattle for, they do not, (these great holders,) say every head &nbsp; of sheep requires say 3 acres, and every &nbsp; head of cattle 8 acres, therefore, my herd &...
Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 March 1849
Domestic Intelligence. Libel.—Mr. Councillor Rankin has taken the preliminary steps for bringing an action for libel against the publisher of tbe Daily News, who for some time back bas been literally revel- ling in unmeasured abuse of the worthy Coun- cillor, and certain of his associates in the munici- pality. Unlike the defendant in this action, it gives us no pleasure to hear of a brother of the broad sheet getting involved in the meshes of the libel law, and we should scorn ourselves, and expect to be scorned by the community if we were capable of imitating him in bounding on such a prosecution, but in this case we feel but small commiseration, for the libel is atrociously false, and though the subject to which it refers, was one upon which our contemporary could only have hearsay evidence, he has chosen to give the lie to &nbsp; the public and official denial of the parties con- cerned, and is, therefore, no doubt prepared to &nbsp; stand the consequences. Mr. R...
RULES FOR THE BUTTER REGULATION AND GOVERNMENT OF THE MARKETS OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF MELBOURNE. GENERAL MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Argus — 2 March 1849
RULES FOR THE BETTER REGU- LATION AND GOVERNMENT OF THE MARKETS OF THE COR- PORATION OF THE CITY OF MELBOURNE. &nbsp; GENERAL MARKETS. 1. That the General Markets, known respectively as the Eastern and Western markets, shall be open for the sale of marketable commodilies every day during the year from sun-rise to sun-set, except on Sundays, Christmas days, and Good Fridays, on which days no business shall be transacted therein; excepting also that on the evenings of Saturdays, the markets shall remain open until eleven o'clock. &nbsp; 2. That there shall be appointed for each of the said markets, an officer, to be called the Market Inspector, whose duties shall be generally as follows:— To see that the market regulations are duly observed in and with respect to the &nbsp; market of which he may be inspector. To preserve order and regularity in the market, and to apprehend, or cause to be apprehended, and lodged in the nearest watch-house or police slation, an...