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Local and Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 1 August 1855
The River steamer has again been compelled c» cease running, in consequence of another accident to her flywheel. It is not expected that die will be ^ detained long under repairs. We hear that in consequence of the trouble and inconvenience caused bj parties drawing cheques for small amounts, one pound and eren less, die Bank ^. Directors hare resolved henceforth not to honour any drafts for a less amount than three pounds, and have issued a circular to that effect If die news received from the Southward, respect ing die quantity of timber ordered from South Australia be correct, it is indeed good news for die colony. Timber to the value of .£150,000, if re quired without delay, cannot be procured in one lo cality, and die operations will most probably be ex tended throughout die whole colony. It is estima ted that it would take 500 pairs of sawyers to furnish the quantity of timber necessary to supply the re cent demand from South Australia, but if die am ply is not wanted at so ea...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 1 August 1855
Last week's Gor. Gazette contains pro clamation of Land Sales : At Perth on the 1st August, 1855: — Swan Location, No. 188. — Comprising 10 acres more or less, in form of an average square, adjoining south side of the New Boati, Guildford to Toodyay, the West boundary starting south from a part of said road 300 yards eastward from die 6th mile-post from Guildford, die Soutb boundary 10 chains in length east, aud all true. Upset price £1 per acre. At Perth on the 5& September 185.5 : — Perth Building Lot i3. Contents— 4 acres, 2 roods, 12 perches. Upset price £2 per acre. At ike Vasse on the 1st August, 1855: — Busselton Building lot No. 95. Upset price £7. At Vasse, on thi 5th September 1855: — Busselton Building Lot No 164. Upset price £7. The descriptioB of an intended public road between Kortliam and Balgart is published. Proclamation s made that the following Ordinances hav« been confirmed and allowed by Her Majest; : — ' An Ordinance further to define die Duties of Publ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 1 August 1855
MARRIED. On the 18th of July, by the Reverend Z. Barry, at St. John's Church, Freiqantle, Lieutenant E. F. DuCane, Royal Engineers, fourth son of the late Major Sichard DuCane, 20th Light Dragoons, to Mary Dorothea, second daughter of Captain John Molloy, late of the Rifle Brigade. BIRTH. On Thursday, the 19th ult, at Perth, the lady, of the Colonial Chaplain, of a son. DIED. On the 19th ult, at Perth, LADY ANN WARDEN Spencer, widow of the late Captain Sir Richard Spencer, Royal Navy, K.C.H.
The Jewish Poets. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
? The Jewish Poets. Professor Eichhorn has long been engaged in edi ting the preserved fragments of the Jewisii political poets. lie arranges their oracles in the chronologi cal order oCihe oj=tnt*-tc which they relate, and is endeavoring to shew tliat~they\ were all composed after the transactions to which ihey allude. UT--ler the name of Isaiah, for instance, \maiiv pooms have been brought together, which describe events occur ring during the reigns of Cyrus a** Darius Ilystas pes. These, in the professor's opinion, were then first written, principally by Daniel J and had no place in the canon of the temple. They f.1. ere, according to him, first inserted in th.it edition ok translation of die sacred books of the Jews, which. 4B' thte information of the court of Shushan, was undertaken by Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariah and E%y. 'it is this translation -which we possess. Hebrew was the lan guage of the court of Shushan; bnt «as at no period die vernacular dialect of Jerusalem...
Practical Application of the Electric Light. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
Practical Application of the Electric Light. Following out the hint recently given by our hebdomadal contemporary the Builder, and also published in the columns of this journal, Dr. Watson, of the Electric Power Light and Colour Company, has entered into arrangemeujts with the Government authorities for applying this novel agency in aid of/the operations now in progress for the erection of the new bridge at Westminister. The advancement of the works being con tingent on the state of the tide, they have consequently often to bo prosecuted after dark; and hence the importance of pressing any improved lighting appliance afforded by scientific discovery into the service of such an enterprise. The experiment was tried for the first time last night, at half past 6 o'clock, at the Surrey-side abutment of the bridge. The lightning apparatus used, which was computed to possess illum inating power equal to that of 72 Argand burners, or of nearly 1,000 wax-candles, was stationed on the river's...
Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
f^'As a general rule, ice wish it to be understood that we do not identify ourselves with the opinions or expressions of our correspondents. To the Editor or ' The Ixqtcbes aito Commercial News.' SIR, — It is not easy to exaggerate the de plorable state of the one great leading thorough fare of the colony, the road through whose length s conveyed three-fourths of the food required for the population of Perth and Frensantle three iburths of all the exports from the colony, and a very large proportion of all its imports — the road from Perth to York, Northam, and the corn growing districts. Nothing but the most press ing urgency of business will induce any settler over the hills to take the road with a team- Par ties who are continually, traversing the line, and deriving a considerable portion of their livelihood -?-'iromtbis source, are compelled to abstain from their -usual occupation, in consequence of the all but impassability of the road. There is palpable neglect on the part of ...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA.' MERCANTILE REPORT. Thursday evening, June 28, 1855. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
SOUTH AUSTRALIA.' MERCANTILE REPORT. Thursday evening, June 28, 1855. There is no change to report in general trade since last week, and the arrival of later dates from Eng land by the Sea Park have failed to enliven our market for European imports. Indeed it is com plained of on all hands that the demand for all cur rent commodities never was duller m any tonner year, and the inactivity is more especially felt in the sale of all articles of luxury. Another considerable accession to our population has been made this week by the arrival of the emi grant ships Taymouth Castle, Sea Park, aad Velo city — die number on board approaching to 1,000 souls. Beyond these three vessels, the week has passed without any other extracolonial arrivals. Later intelligence from the neighbouring colonies was brought by the Bosphorns on Sunday, and the Havilah on Monday last, after a few days' suspension of our usual regularity of communication. Many articles appear to be simultaneously scarce in the ot...
WHOLESALE PRICES OF FARM PRODUCE [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
WHOLESALE PRICES OF FARM PRODUCE Bacon, Is. 3d. to Is. 4d. per lb.; hams, Is. fid. per lb.: English ditto, Is. 6d. per lb.; coL cheese, Is. to Is. 2d. per lb.; fresh butter, 2s. 8d. per lb.; salt do., 2s. per lb.'; eggs, 3s. per dozen; hay, £9 to £10 per ton; straw, £4 per ton ; potatoes, £24 to £25 per ton; old onions, £28 per ton. Jnne 28, 1855.
ADELAIDE JUNES SHARE LIST, MONEY AND GOLD MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
ADELAIDE MINES SHARE LIST, MONEY AND GOLD MARKET. Share Market.— Burras, £140: Princess Royals £25 ; Royals, 10s to 12s. Money Market. — Money on Freehold, 10 to 12£ per cent ; do. on Btirra scrip, 12 J- per cent ; do. on discounts, leasehold, small loans, sad other security, 20 per cent Gold Market — Gold, Victoria, £3 17s 6d Echunga £3 15s 6d.
Fremantle Police Report. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
[From die 24th Jnljrto the 2nd August, 1855.1 Mrs Horn, drunk; fined 5s. M. Blackford, cp., drunk; fined 10s. W. Craig, attempting to rescue a prisoner from the police; lined 10s. Mrs O'Brien, drunk; fined 5s. W. Egan, t.L, drunk; admonished. J- Caldsvell, t.L, drank; admonished. A. Bristow, tL, out after hours, fined 2s 6d. J. Barker, drunk; fined 2s 6d. J. Wilts, fcL, out after hours ; fined Ss 6d. J. Stork, stealing a decanter of wine; dismissed J. Wesley, tl, neglect of duty; 1 month Con vict establishment. G. Martin, tL, out after hours; fined 10s. J. Crooks, pensioner, drunk; iined 5s. T. Hudson, tl., stealing a cart load of stone, tbe property of Town Trust; 6 months' Convict estab lishment. J. Jubbs, pensioner, drunk; fined 5s. G. Peak, drunk: fined 5s. G. Cameron, drunk; fined 5s. W. Johnston, obstructing the police; fined 5s. G. Wilsliire, obstructing the police; tincd 5s. ' B. T robing, obstructing the police; fined 5s. Peter Diddup, drunk; fined 7s. J. Douglas, tL, out a...
GRAIN AND FLOUR MARKET. Thursday. June 21.1855. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
GKAUf AKD FI.OT7K MABKET. Thursday. June 21. 1855. The following are the Mill prices this morning, but a rise of £2 is expected to take place during the afternoon. Dightfs MOTS. — Fine flour, £45 per ton ; seconds, £42 do ; Gallego, £45 ; bran, 4s. per bushel ; wheat bought ariSs. to 19s. 6d. W. Degiaves and Co.'s Mills. — Fine flour, £46 per ton ; seconds, £42 ; Haxall or Gallego, £46; bran, 4s. per bushel ; wheat bought at I8s.to 19s. Fnlfon and Smith'9 Mills. — FJonr, none. The engine being under repair, grinding is stopped for thepreseut
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
FOR SALE, 100 loads of well-seasoned Mahogany 9 Timber, lying convenient for shipment at the Port of Vasse. rpHE Deputy Commissary General will JL receive Tenders (in duplicate) until noon on Friday, tiie 24th day of August next, for the purchase in one lot of 100 loads, more or less, of hewn Mahogany Timber, now^lying at the townsite of Bus eelton, Vasse. The Timber was felled early in 1850, and -purchased for Government, but is now no longer necessary for their purposes. It is conveniently situated for shipment. One parcel, containing about 45 logs from 20 to 31 feet in length, and from 18 to 24 inches square, ia deposited about 100 yards ; from die Beach; and the remainder, name- ; ly, 35 logs, averaging 31 feet in length and from 20 to 24 inches square, is situated abont a quarter of a mile from the beach. Payment will be required to be made prior to delivery. Commissariat, Western Australia, \ Perth July 26, 1855. j MB. GEORGE SKINNER, (AUCTIOXEUR,) BEGS to inform his friends i...
Markets. NEW SOUTH WALES. Friday Evening, June 22nd, 1855. GRAIN AND FLOUR MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
jaarfcets. NEW SOUTH WALES. Friday Evening, June 22nd, 1855. GRAIN AND FLOUli MARKET. Prices have, siuce onr last week's report, been con siderably advanced. The remaining portion of the Diana's vargo was purchased At the enormous price of 24s. 3d. per bushel Some of the millers are talk ing of a higher figure for flour. Messrs. T. Barker and Co. quote fine flour, at .£50 pei ton ; seconds, JE4S ; wheat, nominal ; bran, 3s. 6d. per busheL Messrs. Berckkmaii and Bete : tine floor, £50 per ton;, seconds, £44 ; wheat, 23s. to 25s. per bnshel ; bran 3s. 6d. ditto. Messrs. jfarlong and Kenedy reportfine flour, £50 -per ton j seconds ditto, £44 ditto; wheat noznygJ; bran, 3s. 6d. per bnshel; wheat ^^ftTBr^SPWunEcydistricts is arriTing very slowly and prices are so high as almost to tempt people to send in their reserved seed wheat Mr. Breillat reports, no fresh arrivals of wheat have taken place during tbe week, except a small quantity from New Zea land, no stated price can be named for t...
Prices Current. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
grte dlutrai ** k £ s. a. Hoar, fine Adelaide, per bag ? 4 4 o Do. do. seconds ? 4 0 0 Tea, per chest of 50 catties...- ? 5 16 o Ditto, per chest of 25 catties ? 2 18 0 Cotfee, pe/ 1b ? 0 0 6 Sugar, Cossipore, per Ib ? o o 6 Brown, per lb. 3Jd to ? 0 0 4 Hope, r'«i'fl', perewt ? 2 2 0 Ditto coir ? l 15 o Bice, Java, per lb ? 0 0 2 Ditto Patna ? 0 0 2 Ginger, (preserved) pei box. ? I 10 O Bottled finite, per dozen ? 0 18 0 Sauces ditto ? . ? o 12 o Vinegar, per gallon ? 0 2 6 Pickles (assorted) per dozen quarts ? 0 18 0# Ditto, per dozen pints ? 0 12 O Salad oil, pints ? 14 0 Ditto, lialf-pints ? 0 16 0 Mustards, 1-ibs, per dozen ? 10 0 Cmnnfs, per lb ? 0 14 Keaued sugar, (British) per lb ? 0 0 6 Candles (Sperm, Bclmont, &c.) per lb... 0 16 Salt, English (line) per lb ? 0 0 3 Dirtoyicoarse) ? ...'. ? 0 0 1 -TfiHHff' hi'P^) pr-'1-' ? 0 18 Cigars, real Manilla, per thousand. ? 5 0 0 Ditto inferior ? 3 0 0 Soap (London) per Ib ? 0 0 6 Brandy (in bond) per gallon ? O 16 0 Ruin (W...
The Inquirer & Commercial News. Quid verum atqus decens, caro et rogo, et omnis is hog sum WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1855. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
Quid venm atque decent, can et roj/o, et omnit i n hoe turn WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8. 1855. A 'hteek or two since all was bustle and ex citement, and nothing was heard of or seen but arches, flags, addresses, guns, guards of honour, and all the usual attendants upon the arrival of a new Governor, but all this has now died away, as it should do ; the arches have disappeared, and the evergreens, of which they were composed, belie their names, and lie, brown and yellow, and dirty and torn, trodden under foot in the highway ; the flags have been deposited in their appro priate canvass receptacles; the addresses have lost their fictitious value, and have de scended to their real worth in the market — that of waste paper; and the other acces sories have temporarily retired from active service. We take advantage of the lull to make a few serious remarks upon the present state of the Colony, with a view of ascertaining how its future prospects may be influenced by the policy adopted by its prese...
The Treatment of Ethusiasts by the Churches of England and Rome. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
The Treatment of Ethusiasts by the Churches of England and Rome. Ik England it not frequently happens that a tinker or coal-heaver 'hears a sermon or falls '?' in with a tracVwhich alarms him about the state of his soaL If he be a man of excita ble nerves and strong imagination, he thinks himself given over to the Evil Power. He donbts whether he has not committed the unpardonable sin. He imputes every wild fancy that springs np in his mind to the whisper of a fiend. His sleep his broken by dreams of the great judgment-seat, the open books, and the unqnencheable fire. If, in order to escape from these vexing thoughts, he flies to amusement or to licentious indul gence, the delusive relief only makes his misery darker and more hopeless. At length a turn takes place. He is reconci led to his offended Maker. To borrow the fine imagery of one who had himself been thus tried, he emerges from the Valley of the Shadow of Death, from the dark land of gins and snares, of qtiagmires and preci...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
NOTICE. The Inquirer and Commercial News is published every Wednesday, and forwarded by each mail to ef&ry part of the Province. It is also sent to Vi'joria, Van Diemeu's Land, New South Wales New Zealand, Singapore, China, British India Afauriiiua-, the Cape of Good Hope, Great Britain &-x, &c, by every possible opportunity. Terms of Sluscuu-tiok — The subscription to The Inquirer and Commercial News is 5s. per quarter, or £1 per nnnnm Single numbers 6d. each. Persons desirous of subscribing during the cur rency of a quarter, will only be charged from the date of their commencing. The quarters terminate on the 31st of March, 30th June, 3oth September, and 31st December, at which period ojtlv can Subscribers decline, by giving notice in writing, and paying the amount due to the end of the quarter then current. Subscribers who do not give written notice to he contrary, are considered as wishing to whtinue their subscriptions. Mr. W. H. Whitfield has been appoi...
Miscellaneous. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 8 August 1855
fflkceUwtous. Close Quarters**- A. young ensign residing in lodgings, the rooms of which were very small, was! visaed by a fteluonatte friend, who had no sooner j entered than he dteiw, Heaven defend me why, there's hardly room for a code to crow in? j How long have you lived in this nut shell? Not long enough to become a kernel, replied the other. Judas and me Sop. — Dr. Styles, in commenting on the perfidy of Judas in betraying his divine mas ter, said the sop thaj he received was soaked in the cake of brimstone by die arch enemy of souls before he eat it, that it might lull his conscience to sleep. Well, observed Hook, that was indeed a sop horrific Swift Among the Lawtees. — Dean Swift having preached an assize sermon in Ireland, was invited to 'dine with the judges; and having in his sermon con sidered the use and abase of the law, he then pres sed a little hard upon those counsellors who pleaded causes which they knew in their conscience to be wrong. When dinner was over, and ...