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Markets. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE MERCANTILE REPORT. May 22, 1856. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
Markets. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE MERCANTILE EEPORT. Mar 22, 1856. There if considerable duluess in town trade at the moment, as much as we usually expect to find at the setting in of winter; bnt in the market for import goods we are lifl-btlv stocked with some things which sell at good prices as they arrive, and the featuies of the trade generally arc healthy thcragh the tone is quiet. The wool shipments of the growth of 1855 are now over; the whole export of the season is in excesB of the last, and as new runs arc being taken up we may reckon npon a gradual increase. In floor and wheat the harvest of last year has been so productive that we are still going on. export ing largely, and shall do so most probably during the remainder of the year, though in former years the bulk of the crop bas usually left during the first six months. We have to note a decline in the price from the date of our report of 21st ult, to £21 per fon, and in wheat to 8s. per bushel of 60 lbs.
Vasse. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
fiasse* From this district we learn that the ' Lochin var' sailed for South Australia on the 14th inst., with a cargo of timber valued at £1400. There had been some severe frosts, which had severely damaged the potatoa crops throughout the coun try. The Guyon arrived on the 11th inst., with Archdeacon Hale and daughters, and Miss G. Molloy as passengers. The Bishop-designate will leave for England by an early opportunity. Mrs Hale and the remainder of bis family will arrive about November.
Local and Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
^ocat mid famestq Jf nte%euc«. * It was at one time anticipated that there would be some oostaele in the way of the Concert to which we adverted last week, bnt all difficulties have, we are happy to state, been removed, and the Concert will take place at the time and place then mentioned. It will, however, be associated with a tea meeting. ? ^ ? We learn that the Colonial Secretary contemplates, shortly, paying a Visit to ihe Southern Dis tricts. Is it for more police horses ? ? ♦ ? Dubdtg the late rains our footpaths were in a dreadful state, and the passenger had his choice of travelling by mud or water. In some places there were large pools and in every direction there was abundance of liquid clay. Much of the in convenience sustained might have been obviated by a trifling amonnt of drainage and by ronnding die paths before the commencement of the winter. Hie roadway was no better aad universal were the complaints against the town bust ; bat it is clear some other method most be ...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
§ femrnim Jnteltatttf. AfiBIVED. ' On the 16th July, the schooner 'Guyon,' Jackson, master, from Adelaide. Passengers — Mr F. Giles, from Adelaide, and Mr H. Telver verton, from the Yasse. Cargo— 20 chests tea T. & H. Carter. On the 18th, the cutter 'Brothers,' from Bunbury and the Vasse. Cargo — 6 bags pota toes, 5 kegs butter.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
-&ouenmqnt fe$% July 22,1856. It is notified that, in addition to the Or dinances previously gazetted, No. 5 of 20 Viet, passed the Council and came into ope ration on 30th June. . It is intituled ' An Ordinance for the more speedy trial and pu nishment of offences in certain cases of lar ceny.' Five pounds reward is offered for the cap ture and delivery of three police horses — viz., Valentine, bay gelding, branded C. W. on shoulder ; a chesnut gelding, branded C or G under saddle ; and a bay mare, with 3 black and 1 white points on fore leg, has been fired, has brand in form of broad arrow on near shoulder, 2 on near side under sad dle, and a similar brand as above described on off side under saddle, a white speck on one eye, and a foal running with her about 7 months old. It is notified that the exclusive use of the unappropriated portions of Wonnerup town site for pastoral purposes will be allowed to resident owners and occupiers of fee simple allotments thereon, until f...
The Inquirer & Commercial News. Quid verum atque decens, curo et rogo, et onmis in hoe sum. WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1856. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
Quid rervtn atque decens, euro et ftyjo, et onmis in hoc sum. WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1856. The York settlers have followed up in a very satisfactory manner the meeting held in their district some weeks since, in the shape of the resolutions passed by the Corresponding Committee, and published in to-day's jour nal. The continued activity of our Eastern friends is not alone a matter of gratification to tbeadvocates of good government through out the Colony, but is a positive assistance to them. It acts as a spur, an incentive to others, who naturally proceed with more confidence when they know they are sup ported by the settlers of that section of the Colony, from whence is derived so large a share of our exports. It will be seen that these resolutions re cognize the general principles for which we contend ; and with reference to the chief ob jects of the central meeting — the amendment of the Council, and to protest against the recent legislation — the resolutionists have set that matte...
South Australian Tariff. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
9 miifc 3Mi8tnafia» ifrriJJ ♦ All imported goods, with the following exceptions, are ad nutted at a duty of 5 per cent, ad valorem : Beer. Porter, Ale, Cider, and Perry .. 4d per gallon. Coffee ? .. .. 68 per cwt. Com. Hed, and Hour, viz : Wheat, Barley. Oate, Maize and Millet, Peas, Beans, and Poke .. 6d per quarter THTait. ? ». asperqnarter Hoar, Meal. Bran, and Pollard .. 2d per 100 Ins Fruit -dded), of aUsorts ? «percjrt. Hops .. .. ? 2dperlb. Iron— Bar and Bod ? loepertoa Sheet and Hoop .. ?? ?- U8 per ton. Fig .. .. .. .. 28 6d per ton Pitch Mid Tar ? IB per barrel Pro visions and Preserved Meals ,. 3spercwt. Begin. ? edperbarrel Spirits er Strong Waters of an sorte .. ?s per gallon Sugar — Refined and Candy .. .. 4B per cwt. Muscovado .. .. .. .. 2spercwt Molasses.. .. ?? ?? -? Ispercwi Tea, ? .. .. -- adperlb. Tijhacco ? Manufactured .. .. .. lsperlb. Unmanufactured .. .. ?? 6dperlb. Cigars and Cheroots ? 2e6dper.Jb Snuff ? lBperlb. Sulphured and tarred, for Sheep Slimglps ;...
Victoria Tariff. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
©frtoriaSariflf Rate of duty Ale, porter, spruce, and other beer, cider &. d and perry, the gallon ? 0 6 Cigars, the 10 ? 3 0 Coffee and chicory, the 11-... ? 0 1 Spirits, or strong waters of any strength not exceeding the strcnght of proof by Sikes's hydrometer, and so in proportion for any greater or less strength than the strength of proofthe gallon ? M ? Spirits^ cordials, liqueurs, or strong waters, sweetened or mixed with any article, so that the degree of strength cannot be as certained uy taiKvtj s Hydrometer, we gallon.- ? 10 0 Spirits perfumed, thegallon ? 10 0 Sugar,rawand refined, and sugar candy, the cwt™ ? 6 Tea, the lb ? 0 Tobacco or snuff, the lb ? 2 'Wine, the gallon. ? 2 All other goods, wares, and merchandise
SCHEDULE No. 2. GOODS FREE OF DUTY. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
SCHEDULE No. 2. GOODS FBEE OF DXJTT. Animals, living, Bread and Biscuit. Bags and Sacks. Bales for WooL Books, printed, not being account. Bottles, glass and stone, imported full. Bran. Bullion and Coin. Baggage, personal, of Immigrants. Coals, Coke, and other Fuel. Corn and other Grain. Flour and Meal. Implements and Machinery, Agricultural. Meats, salted, cured and preserved, ex cept Bacon and Hams. Machinery for Mills, including Mill stones. Maps and Charts. Oatmeal. Pumps and other apparatus for raising water. Pictures, Prints and Statuary. Plants, Seeds, and Bulbs. Provisions or Stores, Military or Naval, required for Her Majesty's Service. Pulse. Sice. O1MJLVC3& SU1U IXUUpa &VIL VOCHBi Specimens of Natural History. Uniforms and Appointments, Naval, Mili tary and Civil, imported by officers sta tioned in this colony for their own use. Goods specially exempted by the Gover nor, with the advice of the Executive Council.
MRS. DURDEN'S VIEW OF PEACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
MRS. BURDEN'S VIEW OF PEACE. They say we're to have peace: I hope it is'ntmere imagination ; For caudles, brushes, string, and soap have risen up to ruination: And what we've had to pay for bread! of war that gives one some idea, Kot to say nothing of the dead and wonnded in that there Crimea. Then there's that plaguy Income Tax, that rides, as I may say, a-straddle, And sticks upon our breaking backs just like a mon key in a saddle; Which, if the War goes longer on, in course expenses 'Drill TAflsYnVfclo And what we must depend upon is dearer things and further trouble. But there; if I've a thing to do, my tnayim always is to do it; If Fve a job for to go through, I makes up my mind to go through it. 'Tis all the same, I don't care what — washing, or ironing, or scrubbing, And if so be as we have got to give them Rooshans there a drubbing. I never leaves my work half done — a stocking or a gown half mended; What has to be agin begun is twice the time afore 'tis ended; And what I fi...
WEstern Australian Tariff. SCHEDULE No I TABLE OF DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
Western Australian Sfttyijfr SCHEDULE So I * ** TAB&E OF DUTIES. Beer, Porter, Cider, and Perry, bottled and in wood, 4d. per gallon. Cigars and Snufij 2s. 6d. per lb. Coffee, 4s. per cwt. Spirits, Cordials, or strong Waters, not being perfunrjd, or Medicinal Spirits, to be used as medicine or perfumery only, for each and every imperial gallon of such Spirits, Cordials, or Strong Waters, of any strength, not exceeding the strength of proof by Syke's hydrometer, and so in proportion for any greater strength than the strength of proof, or any quantity greater or less than a gallon, 12s. per gallon. Sugar, refined and candy, 4s. per cwt. Sugar, moist, and Molasses, 3s. per cwt. Tea,2d. per lb. xooacco, manufactured, is. yd. per lb. Tobacco, unmanufactured, Is. per lb. Wine, bottled and in wood, 2s, per gallon. On all Goods, Wares, and Merchandize imported into this Colony, and not other wise charged with a specific duty and not hereafter set forth as free of duty, a duty of sev...
British Relations with America. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
British Relations with America Our impression of yesterday contained important documents in relation to the ex isting misunderstanding between the British and American Governments. Since the date of former advices the question has un dergone some not unimportant modifications, the most noticeable of which is the complete bouleversement effected in reference to the enlistment dispnte. At that tune it was understood that the British Government had satisfactorily ' explained' to the Govern ment of the United Staates, and that the enlisting agents having been unconditionally withdrawn, there was on that subject no further ground of controversy. The point remaining waa tuai m iciuuuu iu v/euirtu. America, the position of Nicaragua under the King of Mosquitia being the centre of the misunderstanding, and the alleged ex tension by the British of their settlement at Belize making up the aggregate of the dis pute. Such, on the whole, appeared to be the position of affairs; but now the enlist...
LOOSE THOUGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
LOOSE THOUGHTS. BT A FAST MAN'. When the maiden aunt comes in at the door, it is time for the cigar to fly out of the window. We all have our troubles; hut I doubt if anything be half so annoying as, when giv ing your address to a tailor whom you have never before done business with, accident ally letting a ticket from your pawnbroker drop out of your case. The pursuit of knockers is sometimes un der difficulties. But few things perhaps mora completely damp one's ardour for it than the emptying of a water-jug from the first-floor window. In my dealings with ' knowing cards' I have found them pretty generally turn up knaves. It is a waste of breath disputing with the cabman. The only reasoning to use with him is a knock-down argument. Every rose has its thorn. I never helped to shawl the flower of a ball-room without being convinced, by painful evidence, that she had a pin about her. The reflective mind may derive consider able entertainment from the train of thought induced by direc...
CLAIRVOYANT CHRONOLOGY. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
CLAIRVOYANT CHRONOLOGY. 1857. Dissolution of the Peace Society, in consequence of Mr Bright's accepting office as Minister-at-War. 1866. A clean street seen in the city for an hour or two. 1869. Lodger's Relief Act passed, con taining clauses for the prevention of door chains and street music, and the substitu tion of young and neat teetotal-handmaidens for slatternly and old giu-smelling char women. 1870. The king of Prussia 13 induced to take the pledge. 1880. The inhabitant of a ' quiet' street goes quite out of his mind, in consequence of having passed a whole day without hear ing a barrel-organ. 1888. Great excitement in the Library of the British Museum. The catalogue ad vanced nearly half a column. 1899. The rights of charwoman inves tigated at the Home Office. (Very) cross examination of above five hundred witnes ses, and defeat of the Government in its en deavour to defiue, within a little, what the claimants mean by ' puck-ivisits.'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
T YOBK RACES- . Under tlie P&troaage of His Excellency tlie Governor. t Ta meeting held on Saturday, the 12th. /a inst., it was rrsolved that the Races take place on Thursday, 23rd October next. The following gentlemen were appointed Stewards— Messrs. S. P. Phillips, H. Thompson, Capt. Palmer, S. S. Parker, G. Mears, J. H. Monger, and R. G. Meare3. jun. That the following gentlemen be collec tors of subscriptions for their several districts — Messrs. S. P. Phillips and Thompson, R. Vivcash, R. Meares, S. A. Barker, W. Chidiow, J. Dolbear, G. Skinner, J. Wel lard, and C. Smith. Joseph Monger — Clerk of Course. 1st Race — A Maiues Plate of £ with a sweepstakes added of £ for all horses that have not won public money, hack stakes excepted; weights for age. One mile and distance heats. 2nd Race — Yorkshire Stakes of £ with a sweepstakes added of £ One mile and a half heats; weights forage. 3rd Race — Galloway Stakes of £ with a sweepstakes of £ added. One mile and a half heats; ...
Swan River Convicts. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
Swan River Convicts. We think it is high time some decisive steps were taken with reference to the nu merous conditional-pardon men who are now known to be prowling about the Co lony. Various robberies have been com mitted of late, and some of them under cir cumstances of so much impudent daring as to warrant the suspicion that they were the work of old hands. It is not long since a store in one of the eastern suburbs was rob bed, the depredators adding insult to inj ury by carrying off the watch-dog with the rest of their plunder. The police reports, as published in our columns from time to time, sufficiently show the class of characters with whom we have to deal; and it will be well if many more equally ominous-looking cases are not reported during the winter. The immediate occasion of these remarks may be found in a case heard on Tuesday last, before the Police Magistrate of this city. It appears that a conditional-pardon man, named James Thompson, was found by Sergeant Badman wa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 23 July 1856
8te Jupim mid tyfimmmwi ^twn Newspaper & General Printing-Office ST. GEOBGE'S TERRACE, PERTH. EVERY DESCRIPTION OF Letter-Press Printing m EXECUTED WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH, AT REASONABLE PRICES; The Proprietors being prepared to execute in a workmanlike manner, SHOP-LISTS I BILL-HEADS AUCTION AM) POSTING BILLS, SALli CATALOGUES, IDtfe' uiA (BtvSkimfB Carte In a new and varied assortment of Type, and in such a manner as will ensure giving satisfaction. Cotter « Z1LL.UI.' *-— -5\ rpHE fine, fast-sailing, and L i^^lrv^ -*- well-known cutter fegj&ljg- 'ZILLAH,' ''^^ggggip ELmliam, master, will ply be tween Fremantle and Bun bury, and per form regular trips, wind and weather per mitting, twice a month. Has good accom modation for passengers. All goods to be forwarded by this vessel wiU be stored at Bunbury free of warehouse rent. This vessel will lay four days at Bun bury and Fremantle, for the purpose of shipping cargo. All freights to be paid to Mr W. Spen cer of Bun...
The Wools of New South Wales. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 30 July 1856
The Wools of New South Wales. In the Worth British Agriculturist of January 23rd is published the report upon the Wools of New South Wales. This we transferred to our columns of Friday, and we also publish the following article on the wools of this colony, which will be read with great interest by both producers and buy ers. ' The substance of a report on the Wools of New South Wales, furnished to tbe Ju rors of Class 8, at the Universal Exhibition, Paris, will be read with interest. As we have before remarked, several of the Bri tish colonies were admirably represented — none more so than New South Wales. The collection itself was splendid, and the ar rangement and general features such as im pressed the public and scientific men spe cially, with a high estimate of the intelli gence of those who had been sent from this colony to superintend the Exhibition. ' A breed of sheep to produce fine wool is distinct from a breed to produce mutton ana wool. KJt line woouea sheep the pure Mer...
Chamber of Commerce. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 30 July 1856
Chamber of Commerce At a meeting of this body, and of those engaged in trade in Perth, Fremantle, and Guildford, held at the Freemason's Hotel on Wednesday last, the following resolu tions were passed: Proposed by Mr King aud seconded by Mr G-. Shenton: — ' That the Chamber of Commerce is deejily im pressed with the necessity which exists for the passing of such a law as will effectually protect the honest man who, in the vicissitudes of com mercial, agricultural, or other pursuits, followed for the support of himself and his family, is over whelmed with difficulties which he could not ward off, while it punishes the man who runs into debt which he knows he cannot, and does not intend to pay. That injustice to themselves, their fami lies and society, the members are determined not to relax their efforts until the present iniquitous law, which encourages the fraudulent practice of making over property to one individual to the ex clusion of other creditors, is swept away, and one more...