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Correspondence. To the Editor of the "Inquirer and Commercial News." [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
tipOTresnondentt. ffc§i§~As a general rule, we wish it to be -understood that we do not identify ourselves with the opinions or expressions of our correspondents. To the Editor of the *' Inquirer and Commercial Itfews.' SIR, — The arrangement of 3*our press declining to notice anonymous correspondents, which this should not be, but am desirous to avoid being drawn and quartered by neighbours and friends, for presuming to differ from them in the Po lotecks of the present day. Please, name your charge for striking ofi' twenty copies on letter pa per, aud if you will, accept postage Stamps as payment, as our Bank does not pay small drafts. I feel desirous that the following sentiments may gjiin insertion upon the late doings at Perth, and as I dont stand Per Se in the ideas expres sed, from being of a more reflecting mind to those who gave utterance to unbecoming language, clogged, ' If I may so express it.' with downright insult to our Majesties Representative. How ever, notwithstandi...
GRAIN, FLOUR, AND PROVENDER MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
GRAIN, FLOUK, AND PROVENDER MARKET. ? Fine flour, £18; Seconds, £16; Wheat, 7s; Bran Is Gd; Oats, 5s 6d; Cape Barlev, 5s 6d to 5s 9d. BiLL&COWTE. Bank-street, Adelaide, July 1. 185c.
Passe [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
A correspondent writes on 30th ulttimo: — 'We had a visit from the Colonial- Secretary last week. He arrived on Saturday, 23rd instant, remained at Mr Bunbury's until Monday the 25th, when he start ed on his homeward trip. On the Monday he visited the townsite for a'few minutes, and he could not do much for our district in that short time I suppose he was imitating the Governor, who visited the Vassc in the same hurried way. The timber business is going on prosperously. There is now nearly a full cargo ready for the Champion, but Mr Yelvcrton has been at. some expense, having had to build two bridges; one across Karbenup, and snother across ri;e Mary Brook. The roads, however, are still very bad from the station to the beach. A new store has been opened by Mr Yelvertou tn the town site. It is well stocked, but prices arc high — about 100 per cent over Fremantle quotatioKs.'
MINES SHARE LIST, AND MONEY MARKET. COLONIAL PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
MINES SHARE LIST, AND MONEY MARKET. COLONIAL PRODUCE. Pollard per bushel of 20lbs, Is Gd to Is 7d; hams, perlb lOd to Is; bacon, per lb 9d to U; butter, salt, per Ibis to Is 4d; cheese, perlb. 8d to lOd; Hay, per ton, in stack £2 5s to JE3; tallow, per cwt. £2 10s to £2 16s wool, per lb 1st quality Is to Is 2d; ditto, 2nd quality 9d to Is; ditto, 3rd quality 5d to 9d Copper, cake, &c, per ton £1 10. king TviixiAJi-siitEEr, Adelaide, July 7. 18 56. Share Market. — BuaaAS, £117: Princess Royal £2o ; lloyals, 5s to 7s. Money* Market— Money on Freehold, 10 to 12 £ per cent. ; do. on Burra scrip, 12^ per ceat. ; do. on discounts, leasehold, small loans, and other security, 20 per cent. JNO. RrCHARDSON, I B , D. MELVILLE, J Brokers.
Pork [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
(From a Correspondent) The river Avon has risen., kigher this winter tlian it has for several seasons previi us, and the inter course between the two portions of the town of York has been considerably interrupted. A kind of raft has been in use at the depot, and, with tbe exception of I\Ir Siephen Parser's boat, has been the only means of teaching the other side; both have been pretty well plied, and I must say Mr Parker deserves thanks for the manner in which he has placed his boat at the sr-rvice of the public, often, especially on Sunday, pulling parties across himself. The old subject of a bridge, and the site for one, is again started. Certainly a winter like the present affords a very fair opportunity of choosing a good position. The pool at York otters two excellent ones, bat which will have the distinguished honour of supporting a bridge — that is, such a one as will pre sent the means of transit for teams in all weathers — is as yet uncertain. I hear a rumour of a subscrip ...
TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
TASMANIA. We extract the following from the Cornwall Chronicle of June 2Sth: — Launceston. — The price of flonr at most of the mills has been further reduced, but owing to the difficulty of bringing grain from the country districts to town during the continuous wet weather which has prevailed here for such a length of time, wheat is still in demand at 7s to 7s 6d per bushel. Pota toes are quoted at from £2 to £3 per ton. Hobart Town. — Fine n'our, £23 to £24 per ton; Ha-tall and Gallego do,, £3 to £3 3s per barrel; wheat, Ss 6d to 9s per bushel; oats, 5s 6d. bran, Is gd per bushel; potatoes, £3 10s to £4 per ton; bread, per 4-lb loaf, 9d.
VICTORIA. July 1st [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
VICTORIA. July 1st [From the Melbourne Journal of Commerce. We regret that we are not able to report any change in the general state of our market. Business coutiuues inanimate, and trade is altogether slow. KELBOCUXE GOLD CIRCCLAB. Saturday. June 28. The price of gold remains unaltered, namely, at 76s., with liuie demand, and the supply not very abundant. The indiscriminate system of buying ingots at the gold-fields has met with a check, which oKjrht to put a stop to that mode of purchasing by the Banks without sonic guarantee or certificate' of quality. We know of a quantity lately purchased, and which to all appearance looked what it was represented, but when rcmelted and assayed turned out 2 carats, or 7s per outice below ths ordinary value of alluvial gold. We arc aware that a recklessness exists among the Bank purchasers at the diggings, which has proved to be very unprofitable in its results; and now that such a loose and careless system has been allowed to creep in, they wil...
FOREIGN AFFAIRS. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
FOBEIGN AFFAIRS. $sie Italian question is stili uppermost in men's minds; indeed, it is almo t the only topic of conti .jtcntnl interest Our c»rly statement that Austria had been making overtures of some sort or another to Prussia with reference to the Lombardo-Yenctian territory is now generally accepted as a fact, and sinffnlarlv enouirh v;s receive indirect confirmation of it by way of Turin. We understand that the Sar dinian Court has been informed that Prussia wiil not meddle at all with Italian matters. Why, whoever could have asked her to do so, or have supposed that (under circumstances) she had any claim to do so, except Austria? This also tends 'to show that we were not wrong in staling that Sardinia had grown in the groJ graces both of Russia and Prussia. Such uti entente curdi ah between the north of Europe and the south niav well disquiet the Cabinet of Vienna ; and it is, perhaps, this state of affairs, much more than the failure of their negodarions with Prussia, whic...
GRAIN AND FLOUR MARKETS. Saturdav, Jane 23. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
CHAIN ASD FLOtJR MARKETS. Saturday, June 23. Dight's Mills. — Fine flour, £22 per ton; seconds £20 do.; Haxall, do.; £29; bran, Is 8d per bushel. Wheat bought at 8s to Ss 6d . do. W. Degraves and Co.'s Mills. — Fine flour £22 4P ton; seconds, £20- do.; Chilian, £20 do.; Gallego and Haxall, £25 do.; bran, 2s. per bushel; wheat bought at Ss to 8s 6d per busheL Fulton & Smith's Mills. — Fine floor £22 per ton; seconds, £20 do.; bran, Is. 9d. per bushel; wheat bought at 7s to 7s. 6d per busheL Carlton Steam Flour-Mills. — Fine flour, £21 per ton; seconds, £19 do.; bran, Is Sd per bushel; wheat, at 7s. 3d to 7s 9d per bus'iel.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
fllENDEES will be received by the Deputy _|_ Commissary General, at Perth, until Noon on Thursday, the 11th September next, for tlie supply of 50 tons of 20 per cent Flour, of best quality. FL4HR, 20 per cent. 50 tons of best quality. deliverable at the Commissariat Magazines, Guildford, on or before the 15th day of No vember next. p Samples required from each party ten dering; said Flour to be subject to test and . approval after delivery. Sacks to be in good order, and included in the price of the Flour. The Flo.ur to be according to sample, otherwise it will be required to undergo a further process of fining at the expense of the contractors. Security for due delivery, in conformity to advertisement to be given to the extent of one third the value of the supply. Payment will be made in the usual man ner on the satisfactory delivery, by each party supplying, of the quantity stipulated for. Commissariat, Western A ustralia ') Perth, Avg. 29t7i, 1856. - Sale of Books, &c, at...
Markets. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE MERCANTILE REPORT. Tuesday evening, July 1, 1856 [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
Jftarhets. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE MERCANTILE REPORT. Tuesday evening, July 1, 1856 The rains have been unusually heavy this winter for so early in the season, and though this has given the farmer a favourable sowing time, the badness of the roads occasioned by it has very much hindered commercial business the last few weeks. la English goods, consequently, sales ior the most part are difficult to make in quantity, and where pressed, somewhat lower prices have to be submitted to. Public attention has latterly been turned more pointedly to the route by the Murray for reaching the Victoria mines, as well as the sheep-stations and other settlements in its vicinity (which latter have hitherto been the sbief object of the naviga tion), and sanguine expectations are held of a re gular ar.d increasing trade opeuing out, as supplies, especially of colonial produce can be sent there cheaper 'from hence by this means than from Mel bourne, the difference of cost being greater during the wiat...
Prices Current. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
§y\cc5 Current. Flour, fine Ade jaide, per bag ? none Do. dp. colonial ? 2 10 0 Tea. per chest or box, per lb.. Is 9d to 0 2 6 Coirev, per lb ? 0 0 9 Sugar, Cossipore, per lb ? ' 0 0 6J Brown, per lb. 3d to ? 0 0 4 Rope, Indian, per ib ? 0 10 Ditto coir ? ?-. ? 0 0 6 Bice, Java, per lb ? 0 0 2 IHttoPatna ? 0 0 2 Ginger, (preserved) per box ? 1 10 0 Bottled fruits, per dozen ? 14 0 Sauces ditto ? 0 12 0 Salt, English (fine) per lb ? 0 0 2 Ditto (coarse) ? 0 0 1 Tobacco (in bond) per lb., Is 6d to.... 0 19 Cigars, rtaZ Manilla, per thousand ? 5 0 0 Ditto inferior ? 3 0 0 Soap (Xondon) per lb ? 0 0 8 Brandy (in bond) per gallon ? 0 14 0 Mum (West India) per gallon ? 0 7 0 Gin (Booth's No. 1) per gallon ? O 18 0 Wines, port (duty paid) per dozen ? 1 16 0 Gram, per bag, 168lbs. ? 18 0 lanseed oil, pf- gallon.. ? 0 7 6 ?Whale oil ? , ? 0 5 0 Cocoa-nut oil ? 0 4 6 Beef Irish, per tierce ? 6 0 0 Do. other sorts ? 3 0 O Champagne, per dozen 40s to ? 2 10 O Porter, per Jiogsbead, (duty paid) ...
Local and Domestic Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
— ^ ^^ j Ifocat mid lemestiq Jl aicUigeutt/: ] We were wrongly informed that the hotel-keepers, ' who were summoned for using measures - other, i than those allowed by law, were permitted to continue their use. It appears that the contiary is the case. The matter was referred to the Crown solicitor, who gave it as his. opinion that the mea sures being illegal could not be used, and the case was decided accordingly, ' ? ♦_ ? _ The old Court House is to be converted into an emigration depot, and will not be reserved as a Town Hau, as. was generally anticipated. The new Court. House, at the Gaol, is not considered so well adapted ior the purpose as the building just vacated. ? ♦ ? We have lately heard many complaints respecting the system now in force of giving high travelling allowances to officers when absent from head quarters on public service. It is considered that this method of defraying such expenses affords ah opening for much jobbing, and an improper ap propriation of public ...
South Australian Tariff. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
f aatltJMpiiatt iarijf. Ail imprted^goods, with the following exceptions, are ad mitied a a duty of 5 per cent, ad valorem : Beer, Porter, Ale, Cider, aud Ferry . . 4d per gallon. Ctofiee ? 6e per cwt Corn. Meal, and Flour, viz : Wheat, Karley. Oats, Maize and Hillet, 1'cas, lieaus, and Paige .. 6d per quarter SlaJt ? 3s per quarter Floor, Meat liran, and Pollard .. 2d per 100 lbs Fruit (dried), of all sorts ? 48 per cwt. Hops ? 2d perlb. Irou— BarandRod ? lOsperton ' Sheet and Hoop ? 1*8 per ton Pig ? 2s6dperton Pitch and Tar ? 18 per barrel Provisions aud Preserved Meats . . 3s per ort. Rcsiu.. ? Sd per barrel Spirits or Strong Waters of all sorts .. 9s per gallon Sugar— Uetined and Candy .. .. *s per cwt. 3Iu6covado ? 2s per cwt Molasses ? is per cwt. Tea ? adperlb. Tobacco— Manufactured ? Is perlb. tin manufactured .. .. .. 6dperJb. Cigars and Cheroots ? 2sCdper. lb Snuff ..- ? le perlb. Sulpiinred and tarred, Cor Sheep Shinglcs and Laths ? 6d per 1000 Trenails aud bpokes . . - ...
Victoria Tariff. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
Bate of duty. Ale, porter, spruce, and other beer, cider s. d aud perry, the gallon ? 0 6 Cigars, the lb ? 3 0 Coffee and chicory, the lb...:— ? ? 0 1 Spirits, or strong waters of any strength not exceeding the strenght of proof by Sikts's hydrometer, and so in proportion for any greater or less strength than die strength of proof the gallon ? Spirits, cordials, liqueurs, or strong waters, sweetened or mixed with any article, so that the degree of strength cannot be as certsined by fcjikes's hydrometer, the pallon. ? 10 O Spirits perfumed, thegallon ? 10 O Sugar, ran' and refined, and sugar candy, the cwt. ? 6 0 Tea, the lb ? O 6 Tobacco or snuff, theib ? 2 O Wine, the gallon. ? 2 O Ail other goods, wares, and merchandise free
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
^luping JntelHjgeitfe. ABHIVED. On the 2nd inst, the cutter Sea Gull, from Bunbury and Vasse. Cargo — 8 kegs butter and 50 bags potatoes. On the 6th inst., the cutter Brothers, from Buubury and Yasse. Cargo — 13 kegs butter. On the 7th inst., the ship Runnymedc, Bur rows, 84 days from Plymouth. Cargo — 65 tons Ordnance stores; 248 convicts, 30 pensioner guard, 19 women, and 31 children, in charge of Dr Ed mond, Surgeon-superintendent. SAILED. On the 3rd inst., the cutter Zillah for Bunbury Cargo — 1 hhd. and 1 qr-cask brandy, 1 ditto old Tom, and sundries. On the 6th inst, the cutter Sea Gull, for Buu bury and Vasse. Cargo — 1 qr-cask brandy, and sundries. The Champion was got off on Monday night.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
September 9, 1856. Port VaEse is declared a warehousing Port, and henceforth vpiti«,~Epirits, and tobacco, jnay be bonded for payment of doty thereat. - F ~, The names of two male, paupers, (aged respec tively 63 and 64), available for service are pnb lished. It is notified that the number of public houses at the undermentioned places shall be as fol lows: — Perth, 8. Fremantle, 5. Albany, 4. Bunbury, 3. York, 3. Swan, 7. ; Murray, 3. Canning, 1. Toodyay and Northam, 5. Lyaton, Port Gregory, £, The price of license to be: — Perth and Fre mantle £50, all other places £40. Roadside Inns £10. The appointment of Mr A. Dtirlacher as emi gration agent for Perth is Gazetted. It is notified that henceforth payments on account of travelling expenses will be limited to such reasonable charges as may be supported by vouchers, or certified on honour, to be the actual expenses incurred. NOTICE. The Inquirer and Commercial News is published every Wednesday, and forwarded by each mail to efary par...
Western Australian Tariff. SCHEDULE No 1 TABLE OF DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
- Western Jwstrattatt $-mrifjf. SCHEDULE So 1 TABLE OF DUTIES. Beer, Porter, Cider, and Perry, bottled and in wood, 4d. per gallon. Cigars and Snuff, 2s. 64. per lb. Coffee, 4s. per cwt. Spirits, Cordials, or strong Waters, not being perfuniid, 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. perlb. Tobacco, manufactured, Is. 9d. 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 seven per cen...
NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 10 September 1856
NEW SOUTH WALES. The latest market report we 'extract from the Herald of June 21st. Fiour and Wheat.— The continued good supply of wheat from the interior, and the state of the neigh bouring markets, has brought about a reduction of £2 j»cr ton in our Sour market No change has occurred in the quotation 'of Gallego flour, which is still 60s. Trade is very dull. Wheat is at 7s to 8s per bushel; for one or two small lots of good quality, ' oficred at the Campbell-street market, as high as s is said to -have been given. Messrs Barker & Co. report that a tolerable supply of wheat comes to hand and good samples fetch 7s to 8s per busheL Flonr has fallen £2 per ton, of 2,000 lbs; present quotation of fine, £23; and of second quality, £21. Bran, Is 3d to Is ed, per busbcL — Mr BrielJat : The flour Market still continues very dull, and a reduc tion has in consequence taken place this week of £2 per ton. Fine fionr is now quoted at £23; seconds, £21 per ton; bran Is 3d to Is 6dpcr bus...