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A Mexican Silver Mine. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 17 September 1856
A Mexican Silver Mine. I went down an inclined plane bo long that the joints of my legs knocked together^ iod arrived at last, worn oat and breathless, it die extremitv of the last eallerv, which brined a right angle with the grand shaft, nrhose black mouth yawned right at my eet. This shaft was carried down still ower. The miner had not ? yet arrived. To a solitary workman, who seemed to iave been forgotten in these vast catacombs, was assigned a most dangerous and fright M task. Close at hand, another shaft full )f water was in process of being slowly emptied by means of an enormous bag -of -xhide attached to a cable of the malacate. When full, it was raised by means of the invisible machine twelve hundred feet above; but, being violently drawn in an sblique direction towards the axis of the sp-and shaft, the bag, distended with water, was in danger of being cut against the sharp rocks, had not the workman deadened the Impulse it had received from the first motion 9f the malacate....
Correspondence. To the Editor of the "Inquirer and Commercial News." [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 17 September 1856
(^rrosgimtkttce. f3§~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 News.' SLR, — Having seen a paragraph in jour paper af the 3rd inst, containing some remarks on the high price paid for shearing, as well as some re marks on the disgraceful manner in which sheep are shorn, I wish to make a few remarks myself, although a poor unlearned shearer, to show where the evil lies. It is not in the shearers, but in the masters; and this I have found by experience havinj; been a shearer for fifteen years in this country. Now, nothing looks better than a well shorn Slock of sheep, and every sheep-master may have then* shorn well if he likes ; he has only to insist upon having bis sheep shorn welL Were all fiockowners to adopt this plan, and insist upon it, there would not be a bad shorn flock of sheep in the country. I myself have shorn at places where, let t...
The Inquirer & Commercial News. Quid verum atque decens, curo et rogo, et omnis in hoc sum WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17,1856. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 17 September 1856
©%4 Jnqitir^ii & djommer.dal gijujs. Quidverum atque deeens, euro et rogo, el omnis in hoc sum WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1856. The despatch in reply to the Memorial adopted ai the public meeting held in Perth on 12th Sept., 1855, is published in to-day's issue, and is in every respect a most unsa tisfactory document. It all but expresses the opinion of the Home Government that this Colony must bear a considerable portion of the expense entailed by the introduction of convicts, and, as a consequence, forces upon us, as a question for decision, whether it is more profitable to bear excessive tax ation to support the criminals of Great Bri tain, or to do without them altogether? We will not, however, discuss this matter at present, but content ourselves with re viewing the despatch in detail. It will be seen that the Colonial Secretary admits that the representations of the Colonists were conceived and expressed in a temperate spi rit — a peculiar characteristic of this colony, ...
CIVIL COURT. [Before His Honor W. H. Mackie, Esq., Commissioner the Civil Court.] Tuesday, September 9, 1856. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 17 September 1856
CIVIL COUKT. [Before His Honor W. H. Maetde, Esq., Commiuioner the Cwil Court.] Tuesday, Septembers, 1856. FroggaU v. Armstrong. — Mr Leake for plaintiff, llnal judgment for £31. Israel v. Foss.— Mr Leake for plaintiff, final judgment for £144 9s Id. Shenton. v. Edwards.— Mr Howell for plaintiff, final judgment for £96 17s 7-L Welch v. Lewis.— Mr Leake for plaintiff. Final judgment tor £ — Leake v. Lewis. — Mr Leake for plaintiff. Final Judgment for £ — McGlew v. Ker.—Mx Leake for plaintiff. Jndg ment by default foi £17. [A special Jury were now empanelled to try the folle wing action.] - Henry John Elsdon v. George F. Stone.— The Summons charged the defendant with professional negligence, for haying, in the month of January, 1854, prepared for the plaintiff, and as his solicitor, an instrument purporting to be a Bottomry Bill on the ship John Panter, to secure to the plaintiff the sum of £809; and die summons alleged that the in strument was not a Bottomry Bill, and was no se enrit...
To the Editor of the Inquirer and Commercial News. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 17 September 1856
To the Editor of the Inquirer and Commercial News. SIR, — Your remarks some weeks ago in your journal, under the head ' Local Intelligence,' upon the fact that one Mr Doncon, of York, had ploughed some 107 acres with one team in less than 100 days, prove the lamentable fact that we are still miserable iarmers. I will venture to say that in no part of the world is land tilled so badly as in Western Australia. The land gets a stirring once a-year, and then only half deep enough, and only half turned. Here we have a farmer boasting of having done an acre and a quarter each day through the whole season with one pair of horses, and those horses known to be in very low condition. Is not the fact a proof of the manner in which the hind was tilled P Could sach a quantity in one day be ploughed deep and the sod well turned P No, for it is enough for the best pair of horses that ever walked in har ness to plough one acre well, and in breaking up new hind no two horses can manage an acre each ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 17 September 1856
.8fto Jmjuim ./? and - ((mprtrdal Jjtas Newspaper & General Printiiig-Office ST. GEORGE'S TERRACE, PERTH. EVERT DESCRIPTION OF Lttter-Press Printing I S3CKCUTED WITH NEATNESS AST) DISPATCH, AT REASONABLE PRICES; [ The Proprietors being prepared to execute in I a workmanlike manner, TOAD! ©AD3®§ -& ©fl!3©aP!k&[J5©p SHOP-LISTS I BILL-HEADS Snood Vx?ov& evud ^Caiupbieta, AUCTION A»D POSHING BILLS, I -SALW CATALOGUES, . UCaiie*r ant -0t trtlearett's CarJts I 't^i a new and varied assortment of Type, k . and in such a manner as will ensure siring & satisfaction, Cutter « ZlLLifl.' jjj-ss^V RHHE fine, fast-sailing, and IiIPIkS^ J- well-known cutter jSgM^ 'ZILLAH,' ^^Pppgg§£Hanha.m, master, will ply be tween Fremantle and Bunbury, 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 wijl be stored at ^ Bunbury free of warehouse rent. This vessel will ...
York. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 17 September 1856
YORK &nbsp; &nbsp; A correspondent writes. — "The natives are &nbsp; very troublesome to the eastward, and another attempt has been made to spear a shepherd at Cubbim. I have lost three head of cattle at my station, 30 miles east from York, and think the natives have speared item. This is the result of His Excellency's doing away with the native po- lice, or rather, I mean, the police whose duty it was to catch natives only."
Albany. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 17 September 1856
ALBANY &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; From our own Corresoondent &nbsp; There is no news of interest to communicate at present. The American whale-ships, the Twilight and Draco, left for the whaling ground on the 9th, of August. We have had a great deal of rain here. There is so much water on the new line of road cut by the Government men, that the mail carrier was compelled, to leave it and travel on the old road. A gentleman here is about to send out a party of men to ascertain whether the plumbago found on his land is in sufficient quantity to pay for export. Albany, Sept. 4th, 1856. &nbsp;
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 17 September 1856
Birth. ON Friday, the 12th instant, the wife of the Rev. James Leonard, B. A., of a son. DIED. On the 26th May, off Spithead, on her way from Western Australia, Isabella, wife of Com missary-General MENDS, and daughter of the late Captain Creighton, of the 11th Dragoons, and grand-daughter of the late Admiral Sir Richard Onslow, Bart, G. C. B.
General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 24 September 1856
[?] On Thursday Bth May » the Lords voted thanks to the army, and it was announced that the Queen had conferred a baronetcy on General Williams, with the title of Sir William Fen wick Williams, of Kars; and in the Commons, Lord Palmerston proposed a pension of JBl,000 a-year to the General, and moved a vote of thanks to the army and navy. The Queen had granted pardons to Messrs. Frost, Williams, Jones, Smith O'Brien, and other political prisoners who had not vio lated their pledge of honour. A very unjustifiable attempt is being made by a bill now before Parliament, en titled an ** Act to amend the Laws in England and Ireland relating to Trade,' to repeal that section of the statute of frauds which requires contracts for the sate of goods above the value of £13 to be in writing, in order that they may be binding. No practical inconvenience arises from this salutary lav, and when it does not operate (that is to say, in transactions under .£10), continual frauds are carried on, and it...
New Zealand. Latest date July 23rd. TARANAKI. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 24 September 1856
New Zealand Latest date July 23rd. TARANAKL Tbe correspondent of tbe 'Nelson Examiner,' writes from New Plymouth, under date July 5, to die following effect: — 4*The hostile tribes in die neighbourhood have not yet come into collision. Vast quantities of ammunition Have been wasted on both sides; but each party has a wholesome dread of coming to close quarters, so no blood has been shed, but die excitement and anxiety are prolonged indefinitely. When you visited die Nmia, it was not die Ngatiruanui who came out to fire; they did not arrive until a fortnight ago. The firing was from wily William King and his tribe from Waitara, and ended, as several other affairs have done since then, in nothing at all but waste of ammunition. The Ngatiruanui number nearly 500, all armed. They are busy entrenching themselves, and intend, if possible, to hem in Arama Kara and die Ninia, and cut off their supplies. Two attempts of diis kind have been circumvented and defeated by the vigilance and promp...
New South Wales. Latest date August 16. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 24 September 1856
New South Wales Latest date August 16. Gold Circular. — The extracts from our journal at once prove that gold is found in every district in diis colony. Experienced diggers will tend materially to benefit us, as 'well as remunerate themselves. Not a shadow of doubt can possibly exist in the mind of any individual who is conversant with the daily accurate reports but what we shall yet produce something astonishing, sbonld we be fortunate enough to have a favourable season. From all I can learn, every party who have bottomed at die Rocky River fiud dieir yields have averaged from four to five ounces per diem. At die Stony Creek die good luck is not so general: some parties are doing well, and many not. At Braidwood we have not many miners, but the few hundred that are there are doing pretty fair. On the whole our news are rather encouraging. Mr Parkes has given notice of motion for a Se lect Committee to enquire into the expediency of constructing an electric telegraph to Melbourne, a...
Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 24 September 1856
Victoria. The latest date is August 21. The nomination for the Upper House had taken place, the show of hands being in favour of Messrs. Fawkner, Gnthridsre, Hood, Wilkie, Hodgson, _ Bennett, Power, McCombie, Clark, and Kennedy. Administrative Befobu. — The Age says: — ' It may not be generally known that die Ministry are beginning to set their house in order, and that they are engaged in planning a scheme of ' adminis trative reform.' The Central Road Board is to be added to the Department of PaMc Works. A simi lar concentration is to be effected in die Surveyor General's Department The two Boards of Edu cation are to be consolidated, and one set of officers and inspectors are to superintend die entire educa tional machinery of the Colony. The Auditor Ge neral's Department is. to undergo a complete re modelling, and an entirely new system is to be introduced— and high time, too. Consolidation is also to be introduced into die Registration Depart ments, uniting die Registrar General...
GRAIN, AND FLOUR, MARKET. FACTOR'S RATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 24 September 1856
GEAIN, AND FLOUR, MARKET. factor's rates. GrenfeU-street, Adelaide, Thursday, August 21. Fine flour, £26; Seconds, £25; Wheat, 9s; Bran Is 8d; Oats, colonial, 5s to 5s 3d; English barley, 8s; Cape do, 5s. ? H. COWIE. Adelaide, Thursday, August 21, 1856. Flour, £25 per ton; wheat, 9s 6dper bushel; bran, Is 6d per bushel; pollard, Is 8d; English barley, 7s to Is; Cape do* 5s; oats, colonial, 5s to 5s 9d. MoNXEIXB & MUISHEAD.
COLONIAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 24 September 1856
COLONIAL NEWS. By the Lochinvar we have received advices from the adjoining settlements, and extract from the files which have come to hand the following items of News: — South Australia. Our latest date from South Australia is 28th August. The Colonists were expect ing to receive intelligence of the confirm ation by Her Majesty of their Constitution Bill; it was expected to arrive in October. The conference on the subject of Colo nial lighthouses had terminated. As the result of their deliberations, it is expected that the following lighthouses will be erected: — 1. By Victoria — a light on Cape Schank. 2. By New South Wales— a light on Cape St. George, Jarvis Bay. S. By Victoria and New South Wales jointly — a light on Cape Wickham, the north end of King's Island. ?- ; South Australia having already voted the neces sary sum for establishing lights On Capes Borda and Northumberland, is absolved ftom all contribution towards die additional Iffirtu in Bass's Stadia. The report of the...
COLONIAL PRODUCE, WHOLESALE. Thursday, August 21, 1856. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 24 September 1856
COLONIAL PRODUCE, WHOLESALE. Thursday, August 2L 1856. Bacon, per lb lOd to Is; bams do. Is to Is 3d; cheese, colonial, 7d to 8d; English do Is 2d to Is 4d; fresh butter, Is; salt do Is; Eggs, per doz. Is to Is Id; colonial soap £2 6s; oats, per bushel 4s 6d to 5s 6d; English oats, per bushel 6s to 6s 6d; hay, per ton, £3 to £3 10s; straw, do, £2 10s; potatoes, do, £4 to £5; swede turnips, do, £5; pressed hay, none; barley, (English), per bushel, 7s to 8s; ditto (Cape), 4s to 5s; BUTCHER'S MEAT. Sheep— Ewes, 16s to 20s; beef, 28s to 30s per 100 lbs. SKINS. Hides, 10s to 12s each; calfskins, 3s each; sheep skins (woolled), 3s each; wattle bark, per ton, £4; lambskin, 8d each; fat, per lb, 3d to 4d; tallow, per ton, £32. MINES SHARE LIST, AND MONEY MARKER king wiixiam-street, Adelaide, August 27. 1856. Share Market. — Burras, £121 to £122 per share— market a shade firmer. Princess Royals — £25 per share — quite nominal, Royals, 7s. to 8s per share. GOLD MARKET. Gold — £3 16s 6d per oz...
The State of Greece. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 24 September 1856
The State of Greece On die 2nd June, in the House of Commons, Mr James MacGregor, pursuant to notice, submitted some observations on the state of Greece. He dwelt noon its disorganized condition, and enquired what was to be die result of die military occupation of die Piraeus, and whetherthe Government of Greece, which had been described as most corrupt, was to be sup ported. He hoped, he said, to elicit from Lord Pal merston an expression of the future policy of the British Government towards that of Greece. ' Lord Palmerston said, with respect to the conduct gene rally of the Government of Greece, he had nothing to add to the opinions expressed by him on a former occasion, referred to by Mr MacGregor, to which he adhered, die course which had been since pursued by that Government having only confirmed those opinions. The Piraeus bad been occupied by French and British troops in consequence of mea sures of aggression, either instigated or permitted by the Government of Greece, agai...
VICTORIA. GRAIN AND FLOUR MARKETS. Saturday, August 16. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 24 September 1856
VICTORIA. GRAIN AND FLOUR MARKETS. Saturday, Angust 16. Dight's Mills. — Fine flour, £28 per ton; seconds £24 do.; Haxall, do.; £30; bran, 2s 6d per bushel. Wheat bought at 9s to 9s 6d. do. W. Degraves and Co.'s Mils.— Fine flour £26 ^ ton; seconds, £23 do.; Chilian, £25 do.; Gallego and Haxall, £31 do., bran, 2s. 9d per bushel; wheat bought at 10s to 10s 6d per busheL Fulton & Smith's Mills. — Fine flour £28 per ton;, seconds, £26 do.; bran, 2s. 6d. per bushel; wheat' bought at 9s to 10s. per busheL Carlton Steam Flour-Mills. — Fine flour, £27 per ton; seconds, £25 do.; bran, 2s 6d per bushel; wheat, at 10s. to 10s 9d per busheL Hadley's Mill. — Fine flour, £28 per ton; seconds, £24 do: bran, 2s 8d per bnshel; wheat bought at 8s 9d to 10s 3d per busheL
Government of the Principalities. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 24 September 1856
Government of the Principalities In the House of Commons, on June 2nd, in reply to an enquiry by Mr Roebuck, Lord Palmerston said it had been decided by the Congress of Paris that Commissioners should be appointed by the Turkish Government and by the Governments of England and France, to go to Moldavia and Wallachia, and place themselves in communication -with Divans to be convoked by the Porte, with the view of consider ing a form of Government for the Principalities, it being reserved to each Government to give to its Commissioners such instructions as it thought proper. The Commissioners would not proceed to execute their, functions until the Divans were con stituted, and, as this would not be until the provinces were evacuated by the Austrian troops, and the Russian troops had retired from that portion of Bessarabia ceded to Turkey, a certain delay must take place.
NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 24 September 1856
NEW SOUTH WALES. The latest market reports are those of the 15th August which are as follows: — Friday, August 15. Wheat and Flour. — The market is in much the same state as when last reported. Only a few small lots of wheat have arrived at town from the eountry some of which has realized 12s per busheL The de mand fpr flour continues brisk. Messrs Barker & Co quote fine floor at £30 per ton of 2,000 lbs; second quality, £28. Bran, Is 6d to Is 9d per bushel; wheat. 12s per busheL Mr BreillatJTine Sour, £30; seconds, £28 per ton; wheat, lls to 12s for good samples; bran, Is 9d to 2s per busheL The Chili Flour company quote their fine £33. and seconds, at £31 per ton. Mr Buckley reports: There has been a good supply of wheat to this market this week. The general price given far fine wheat has been 12s per bushel; flour, £30 per ton for fine, and£28fcu seconds. Bran, from Is 6d to Is 9d per busheL