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Legislative Council. May 26, 1856. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 28 May 1856
Legislative Council. May 26, 1856. PKESEUT — ALL THE MEMBEBS. His Excellency the Governor delivered the 'bl lowing speech :— Honorable Gentlemen of the legislative Carnal, — I have summoned you at die customary period of the year for the transaction of public business. Ihave directed «/*ywiwt« of the Be venue and expen diture together with the statistics of the last year to be laid before you. A statement of the liabilities of the Colony made up to the latest date, together with 'The estimates of Kevenue and Expenditure for the year 1857' will also be laid upon the Table. To these estimates I in vite your earnest attention. You will observe, that though the ordinary re venue is calculated to meet the ordinarv expenditure for the year, no provision has been made for the liqui dation of outstanding liabilities. I have reliance on the wisdom of this council to devise, and on the public spirit of the people to support, measures to enable me to liquidate a debt which is detrimental to ev...
Local and Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 28 May 1856
gorat and Ipenttstiq JnteUitjcure. It is stated that Earl Clarendon and Lord Cowley were to represent Englandat the Peace Conference. We hear that Mr Drake has been appointed Com panion of the Bath. The Wesleyan Bazaar, held at the Hall of the Me chanics' Institute on Saturday last, was, we are hap py to state, in every respect successful, the proceeds amounting to nearly £70. The Hall was thronged throughout the day,' and the fair vendors were con tinually and actively employed. Mrs Kennedy was most indefatigable in her exertions to further the objects of the Bazaar, and presided at one of the still's until near 5 o'clock. She was assisted by the Hisses Kennedy, Mrs Barlee,aud Mrs Wakeford. His Excellency the Governor was present for some time during the day. The Queen's Birthday was celebrated on Saturday by a royal salute of 21 guus. The detachment of the 1 2th Regiment stationed in the Colouy assembled, and tired a feu dejoie. His Excellency the Governor Mrs Kennedy, and family ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 28 May 1856
Newspaper & General Printing-Office * ST. GEORGE'S TERRACE, PERTH. EVERT DESCRIPTION OF Letter-Press Printing EXECUTED WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH, AT REASONABLE PRICES; The Proprietors being prepared to execute in a workmanlike manner, . TTiSA®^ ©AiS®^ -& ©flG3©ty-IL&!J3g9 SHOP-LISTS I BILL-HEADS AUCTION AND POSTING BILLS, SAL 13 CATALOGUES, laMes' atrit #ttttlentetf 0 Carta In a new and varied assortment of Type, and in such a manner as will ensure giving satisfaction. For Madras. jfcjK mHE PRINCE CHARLIE, Jgjg|&v X R. P- Kerr. commander, (now |p|aSgL,daily expected from London), will v^ggg^sail for the above port immediately after delivery of her cargo; and will offer a good opportunity to parties desirous of shipping horses. Please apply to C. A. MANNING, Fremantle, Or G. SHENTON, Perth. Fremantle, March 26, 1S56. ' Cutter « Z1LLAH.' t^^k rpHE fine, Fast-sailing, and p'l$l»^sv -»- well-known cuttter wmm*-- 'zillah,'; ^?gig§£§§g|pHanham, master, wil...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
AKKIVED. On the 2nd inst, — The cutter ZlUah, from Bun bury and the Vasse — 4 passengers and 2 prisoners, cargo— 30 bags flour, 15 toas potatoes 16 bags bar ley, aud sundries. SAILED. On the 30th inst., — The American whaler, Sod man, Babcock master, for the cruising ground. on the 31st inst, — The schooner Preston, for Champion Bay and Port Gregory. Cargo — Sundries. IMPORTS. Per Prinee Charlie from London: — 7 cases, S, E. Burges ; 2 bales, 3 cases, R. J. Brockman ; 2 cases D. A. C. G. Ball ; 50 bids, 7 cases, 3 bales, 60 kegs, 5 casks, 9 eundles, S. A. Barker; 2 casks. 1 case, L. & E. Birch ; 206 cases. 3 bales, 31 casks, 10 bundles, f tierce, 50 bags, 2 packages, 20 or. casks, 8 octaves, 12 brls, 25 lihds, 3 pockets, 5 crates, 2 fLikins, 2 mill stones, T. & H. Carter ; 3 cases. J. McGibbon; 28 cases, 6 bales, 15 casks, 2 hhds, 15 pkgs, 2 millstones, 2 caroteels, 24 grindstones. 6 nair cart arms. 1 40 cart boxes. 24 bundles, 2 crates, 20 kegs, 96 boxes, W. &am...
TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
TASMANIA. Launceston, March 23. — The barque Frederick, with another cargo of 20,000 bushels of Wheat from Val paraiso, is honrly expected here, and as a matter of course this must further reduced our grain and flour market The greater quantity of the latter exported has been received from country mills. The quota tions at the town mills remain unchanged. Potatoes are coming up the river now in considerable quanti ties, and they have been reduced to 5/ per ton in consequence. — Chronicle.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. GRAIN FLOUR AND PROVENDER MARKET [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. GRAIN FLOUR AND PROVENDER MARKET Fine flour, 23/ to 23/ 10s; Wheat 8s to 9s ;Bran Is Id ; Oats, English, 5s 3d to 5s 6d.; English Barley, 7 s to 7s and 6d.: Cape do., 5s 3d to 5s 6d. BALL&COWD3, Bank-street ADELAIDE MINES SHARE LIST, MONEY AND GOLD MARKET. KXXG WItXIAM-STltEET, APKIL 11, 1856. Share Market — Blueas, £125: Princess Royal £25 ; Royals, 5s to 7s. Money' Market — Money on Freehold, 10 to 12| per cent ; do. on Burra scrip, 12 £ per cent ; do. on discounts, leasehold, small loans, and other security, 20 per cent. JNO. RICHARDSON, JPmlm, D. MELVILLE, $ Brokers.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
[Advertisement}. — HoUowaifs PiJJCs un failing remedies for Dropsy. — Mr H. Tomkmson of New Plymouth, U . Z., was a severe sufferer from this terrible complaint, and water literally oozed through his skin, so fiat daily change of apparel became necessary, several Physicians were called in, and afforded him temporary relief, but the disease ultimately increased, and his life was endangered, he (like thousands of others) then determined to try the effect of Holloway's Pills,, these remedies very quickly mitigated the viru leuce of the disorder, and by persevering with . them for about eix weeks, left him thoroughly restored to health; by a few more weeks contin uance of them, he was as strong as ever he was ixu his life. These celebrated Pills are equally em cations in liver complaints and correcting bile aa well as disorders of the kidneys.
NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
NEW SOOTH WALES. We have news from Sydney to the 5th April. The wool market was well sustained, at former prices. There had been larger arrivals of tallow, of which the town trade bought freely, but exporters were cautious. The import market was very dull; all parties were awaiting English advices. On the sugar market the Herald reports — Sugar — The business transacted in this article during the week has beep confined to sales to the trade, who, we hear, have purchased considerably of raw sugars, at a slight reduction upon prices last quoted. The absence of arrivals prevents any speculation, holders being unwilling to operate lergely without further advices. Papers from the Mauritius to the 12th February announce that but a very small portion of the 1155-6 crop remained to be shipped, for which advanced rates were demanded, especially for the light yellow qualities, in requisition for the Melbonrne market. The Sugar Company gives the following quota tions: — Loaf snowdrops and Coss...
EUROPEAN INTELLIGENCE [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
EUROPEAN INTELLIGENCE From Copenhagen we learn that the greatest dis content prevails at the prospect of peace on the very . unsatisfactory terms to which the allies are said to have agreed. It is plain that peace on those terms will almost annihilate English influence in the Baltic. . The Swedes pat no faith in the good intentions of Russia, and view with considerable alarm the possi. biiities of an unsatisfactory peace. Some sensation has been produced in the diplo matic world at Constantinople by the very natural conduct of M.' Tecco, the Sardinian minister, who has . protested energeticallv against his exclusion from the Conferences about 'the rights of Hie rayahs. 'Sir Hector Stubble,' alias Lord Stratford dc Bedcliffe, appears to have behaved in bis usual injudicious manner, and to have given much greater offence to M. Tecco by his explanations than the Minister of France, who is reported to have addressed the Sar dinian Envoy in a much more conciliatory tone. Tbe extraordinar...
The Queen's Speech. My Lords and Gentlemen [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
The Queen's Speech. My Lords and Gentlemen, Since the close of the last session of Parliament the army of the Allies have achieved a signal and important success. Sebastopol, the great stronghold of .Russia in the Black Sea, has yielded to the per severing constancy and to die daring bravery of the Allied forces. The naval and military preparations for the ensuing year have necessarily- occupied my eerioos attention; bat while determined to omit no effort which could give vigour to the operations of the war, I have deemed it my duty not to decline any overtures which might reasonably afford a prospect of a safe and honourable peace. Accordingly when the Emperor of Austria lately offered to myself and to my angust ally the Emperor of the French, to employ his good offices with the Emperor of Rus sia, with a view to endeavour to bring about an amicable adjustment of the matters at issue between the contending Powers, I consented, in concert with my Allies, to accept the offer thus mad...
York. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
(From our own Correspondent) The want of rain is now severely felt in this district, as doubtless it is in every other part of the Colony; the season is most unusual; there is no grass; lambing season has arrived, and much fear is felt about the lambs; some heavy losses are already reported; farm ing operations are very backward. The weather for a length of time past has almost every day presented some of the usual signs of rain, without, however, bringing any; the fogs and clouds invariably clear off and are succeeded by bright sunshine and hot weather; until people have lost all faith in weather prognostics. There is no longer any doubt as to the existence of lime in the York district, the Rev. Mr Lowe hav ing succeeded in burning a kiln full of excellent quality. The stone from which it is procured was found, I think, on the surface, but the fact being once ascertained, most likely large deposits of it will be discovered ere long. Mr Lowe has commenced to build his house with it....
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
(From a Correspondent) We are all praying for rain, our very warm sum mer having returned again. The fires having made such a clean sweep, not a vestige of grass is to be seen. . Sheep are starving, lambs dying, and a fright ful deficiency in the number of lambs will be the result Many have already lost 50 per cent, and I know not how many of the remaining moiety would be spared if the coming winter should suddenly prove severe. For several months the sheep have been driven to the pools to water. The importation of superior ploughs has enabled the fanners to continue their tillage operations through all this dry and trying season. Wheat is on the rise and is now 8s per bushel. The dry season has made hay scarce; barley is abundant, May 19th, 1856.
To the Editor of " The Isqciber aud Commercial News." [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
To the Editor of ' The I-'qcibeb and Commercial News.' , SIR. — Some weeks siuce a correspondent of yours told us that much improvement has been Jiade in agriculture during the yast year. I am arming over the hills, and often travelling from .me district to another, but have not observed, the improvement he speaks of. The only difference is that farmers and labouring men have been clear ing, more or less, and have brought a considerable breadth of new land under tillage. This is not improving the general state of farming, nor will the above eventually add much to our present produce. A great mistake is made by those who think but little, and know less of causes and effects, as regards the management of land, and I advise such ot'your correspondents who, may have spare time, pen, ink, and paper, to employ their tune in giving us farmers something that may profit us. Every man to his business ; but let no one place before the public assertions or opinions so errone ous as 1 frequently...
NEW ZEALAND. DECEMBER 14. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
NEW ZEALAND. DECEMBER 14. Flour, at the mills, remains at £42 per ton for first, and £43 for second qualities. Bran, 2s 6d per bushel. Wheat is scarce and of difficult quotation — say from 15s to 16s. Maize is doll of sale at 5s. Barley there is none ; and oats are scarce, and not in very great demand: — quotations nominal. Potatoes promise to be both good and abundant, but the crop has not yet come into market. Dairy Produce. — Butter is plentiful and cheap— say Is 6d per lb. Cheese, scarce and dear, 2s perlb. Bacon and hams, Is 3d to Is 6d per lb. Fowls, 6s 6d to 7s per couple. Ducks, 7s 6d to 8s per pair. Tur keys scarce. Beef and mutton from 8d to lOd per lb. Pork, 7d to 8d do. Bread, lid per2-lb loaf. Groceries. — Sugar— Pampanga, £28; Company's £40; and Cossipore, market very bare, £46 to £48 per ton. Tea, good brands, £6 10s to £6 15s per chest Ceffee, scarce, 75s to 80s per cwt Rice (Java) £23 to £24 per ton. Spirits (in bond.)— Brandy, 13s to 15s per gallon ; gin, 22s to 24...
To the Editor of "The Inquirer and Commercial News." [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
*v ? - — To tlie Editor of' The Inquirer and Commercial JSewj.' SIR, — In continuance of the few hasty remarks I addressed to you last week, and whiu'h are to ap pear in this present number of your journal, 1 will again raise my voice in. opposition to the proposed adoption of imprisonment for debt in Western Australia, Oil a more careful consideration, of the question, I am really at- a loss to conceive what can have been tbe motives prompting the attempt to cuact such a law, save a vindictive and spiteful feeling, or what could have induced the Advocate General to change his opinion upon such a sub ect,;as expressed by him at the meeting of the Council in 1854, and assisting in the concoction of an act so utterly at variance with all sound principles of law, justice aud humanity. Without reference to the subject of Bankruptcy or Insolvency Laws, and the distinction between them, and the necessity for the adoption of either, with their rather complex and very expensive machinery, i...
Vasse. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
#asse. Br advices from this district to Slay 2Gth, we l'-arn that a man named Barren had been, killed un der tbe following circumstances: — Oa Thursday, 22ud ult Barren and another man named Faiilds 'were drinking and playing cards at a public house, when some dispute- arising, the deceased Barren challenged Faulds to 6ght for £5. The lat ter declined upon which Barren called him a coward, and otherwise abused him. Faulds became enraged, anil struck Barren with the back of his left hand. Faulds after this went ontside with another man to fight, and on his return Barren was dead. The po lice found Faulds on his way to the Resident Magis trate, whither ne had proceeded to surrender himself. He was examined before the Magistrates and com mitted to take his trial at the ensuing Quarter Sessions. The policeman was obliged to keep him secured for two n:ghts in his own house, and theu take him to Bunlmry, there being no gaol at the Vasse. The authorities sent to Bunbury the day after the a...
Latter from the Crimea. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
Latter from the Crimea A Letter addressed b}r Bombardier Burke, K. A. to his father, a pensioner in North Fremantle, has been kindly presented to us for publication, and we extract snch portions as may interest the general reader. It is dated from the heights in front of Se bastopol, Dec. 19th, 1855, and is of the following tenor: — ' Since I last wrote to yon, I have been on an ex pedition to Kinburn, at the mouth of the Dnieper. We were accompanied to that place by a part of our fieet and the French fleet We took the large fort after 2J hours' bombardment, together with 1500 prisoners, and 70 pieces of cannon. We then marched up the country about 11 miles towards Nicolaieff, and set fire to two villages, destroying all the hay and corn we came across leaving one man belong ing to our battery, who was taken prisoner, convey ed to Odessa; lie was afterwards exchanged, and is back again. I am heartily sick of the war, having been for more than 15 months, I may say in the battle-field...
Prices Current. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
Uriels dPttmitt. v £ s d Floor, fine Adelaide, per bag ? ? 3 0 0 Do. do. colonial ? 2 18 0 Tea, per chest or box, per lb.. Is 9d to 0 2 6 Coffee, p«r lb ? O O 8 Sugar, Cossipore, per lb ? 0 0 7 Brown, per lb. 3d to- ? 0 0 4 Hope, Indian, perewt ? 2 2 6 Ditto coir ? 1 15 O Bice, Java, per lb ? 0 0 2 Ditto Patna ? 0 0 2* Ginger, (preserved) per box ? 1 10 0 Bottled frnits, per dozen ? 14 0 Sauces ditto. ? 0 12 O Salt, English (fine) per lb ? 0 0 2 Ditto (coarse) ? O O 1 Tobacco (in bond) per lb., Is 6d to.... 0 1 9 Cigars, ratZ Manilla, per thousand ? 5 0 0 Ditto inferior ? 3 0 0 Soap (London) per lb ? 0 0 8 Brandy (in bond) per gallon. ? O 17 O Bum (West India) per gallon ? 0 7 0 Gin (Booth's No. 1) per gallon ? 0 10 0 Wines, port (duty paid) per dozen ? 1 16 0 Sheny ditto ? 1 16 0 Hops (English) per lb., ? 0 4 0 Corn-sacks (3-bushel) per dozen ? 14 0 Vinegar, per gallon ? 0 4 0 Pickles (assorted) per dozen quarts ? 0 18 0 Ditto, per dozen pints ? 0 12 0 Salad oil, pints ? 14 0 Ditto...
Markets. VICTORIA. 9th APRIL [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
VICTORIA. 9tb April. Beat's Weekly Circular reports some transactions in the money and land market: — Money Market.— The rate of interest continues steady at 10 per cent, on approved securities, and at that rate we hare negotiated about £4,000 in various sums, on city and improved agricultural property. By the last mail we learn that Victoria Government debentures have been sold in London at par. This will no donbt cause them to be sought after as a remittance, if obtained at the game rate, or even at a shade higher, as their value increases by accumu lation of interest on the voyage. Hobson's Bay Railway shares are in the market at £47 10s. One hundred and fifty-six Melbourne Corporation deben tures are in the market, ranging from tm- to thirteen year.. Stock and Stations. — On Tuesday last the Konong Wootong Station, the property of Messrs. J. & D.S. Carfrae, was submitted by us to public competition in one lot; and was first offered with 18,000 sheep, and die biddings rea...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 4 June 1856
and ^0minraal 3|eurs Newspaper & General Printing-Office ST. GEORGE'S TERRACE, PERTH. EVERY DESCRIPTION OF Letter-Press Printing EXKCUTED WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH, AT REASONABLE PRICES; The Proprietors being prepared to execute in a workmanlike manner, SHOP-LISTS & BILL-HEADS AUCTION AND POSTING BILLS, SALJiS CATALOGUES, la a new and varied assortment of Type, and in such a manner as will ensure giving satisfaction. For Madras. j^jk mHE PRINCE CHARLIE, K3sSy. -L R» I*- Kerr. commander, will l|§fM|Bj^sa-iI for the above port immediately f§H!j§g,after delivery of her cargo; and will offer a good opportunity to parties desirous of shipping horses. Please apply to C. A. MANNING, Fremantle, Or G. SHENTON, Perth. Fremantle, March 26, 1856. Cotter « ZILLAH.' 77-^^v rpHE fine, fast-sailing, and l!i(!ra^&!v^ JL well-known cuttter JPKp- 'ZILLAH,' ^fcggggjggffife FTiinliniTi7 master, will ply be tween Fremantle and Bunbury, and per form regular trips, wind and weather...