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COUNTRY LETTERS. (From our own correspondents.) FREMANTLE, Oct. 25. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 26 October 1880
-7#r -' (From our own correspondents.) FREMANTLE, Oct. 25. On Thursday last the Fremantle Rifle Volun- teers celebrated the anniversary of the formation of the corps, by prize firing. The men assembled at the armoury at 9 a.m., and the bugle having sonnded the "fall in" the usual inspection followed, after which the company, mustering in all about 65 men, marched through t*ie town, and, returning to the place of rendezvous, were separated into squads, when Nos. 4 aud 5 marched off to the range to begin the 'day's competition. The merchants' and storekeepers not only showed their appreciation, as usual, of the Volunteer movement by their liberality in the giving of prizes and money to be competed for, but also closed their places of business on the occasion, so that every Volunteer might have an opportunity of taking part in the con- test. The'prevalence however of that disagree- able epidemic, influenza, prevented a full muster. Each man fired 2(J shots. There was nothing remarkable...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. SALE OF STOCK. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. [ SALE OF STOCK. JAMES MOBBISON, stock agent and auc- tioneer, reports : " At my Bale of cattle, hela at Guildford, on Oct. 27th, 50 head were yarded, and prices ranged-for heifers, at from £2 to £4 5s. per head ; steers, at from £3 5s. to £5 12s. 6d. ; cows, at from £2 12s. Cd. to £6. Averages-heifers, £3 12s. per head; steers, £4 11s. do., do. ; cows, £410s. 6d. do., do."
Display Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
Intimations. THE UrtíON BANK OF AUSTRALIA J-STABUSHKO 1837.] T iTTSyr I 'H r~« I 1 ). [iNCOErOBATED 1880. Paid-up Capital, £1,500,000; Reserve) Funds £816,500; together ? . j ¿2,316,500 Reserve Liability of Proprietors 3,000,000 Total Capital and Reserve Funds £5,316,500 WESTERN AUSTRALIA. BltAKCHES oponed at Perth (with Agency at Guildford), York, Albany, Geraldton, and Fremantle. J. T. DE2OY, Manager at Perth. Octoher 1st. SEASONABLE MERCHANDIZE --*«*N0W ON VIEW«** AT THE ESTABLISHMENTS OF PADBUEY, LOTON, & CO., Perth and Guildford. OUR Men'sr Clothing, Furnishing, Fancy Drapery, Hosiery, Haber- dashery, and Boot and Shoe Departments will be found well supplied with an IMMENSE ASSORTMENT of NEW and USEFUL ARTICLES, including MANY NOVELTIES. We have a large and well-selected Stock of Groceries, Confectionery, Oil- men's Stores, Cutlery, Ironmongery, and General Hardware, Glass, China, and Earthenware. WINES, SPIRITS, BEER, and COR- DIALS of well-known reliable brands. Bass'...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
TRINITY CHURCH, PERTH. THE Rev. JOSEPH ODGERS will (D.V.) preach next Sunday, morning and evening. Evening Subject : 'Worthy or Worthiest. Service'at II a.m., and 7 p.m NOTICE. mSE Proprietors of the WEST AUSTRALIAN wish ?*? it to be cUarly understood that they have nothing whatever to do with any proceeding« now being taken by the late Proprietors of the . W. A. Times.' The Proprie- tor* of the 'West Australian' bought »imply (A* plant and good-will of the former business-they tool: orer non« of the debts. It appears that a good many persons are being sued for unpaid subscriptions, etc., by the late Proprietors of the ' W. A. Times,' in the name of Mr. Archibald Davidson, who is engaged as printer m the office of the ' West Australian,' as h* vas in that of the paper which it has replaced. The same collector, also, Mr. Urquhart, is employed to collect debts for the old/rm, who is employed/or the »ame purpose by the nea. And this has apparently led many to the conclu- sion that the ...
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. VIGILANS ET AUDAX PERTH, FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 1880. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
THE WEST ASST&aJJAN. VioiiANS ET AUDAX PERTH, FRIDAY, OCT. 29,1880. ATTACKS upon our system of public educa- tion, such as those which have lately been made, are in our opinion extremely unwise. In view of the fierce storms of religi- ous passion which the education ques- tion almost always raises-storms which in more than one of the neighbouring colonies are raging now with unabated violence, it would certainly seem advisable, when a fairly satisfactory solution of the difficulty has been found, to leave the mat- ter for the time being alone. Our Educa- tion Act is by no means perfect. It is easy to point out flaws which it would be desir- able to remedy. But, taking it as a whole, it is doing good work. It has brought ele- mentary instruction within reach of the great majority of West Australian chil- dren, at a cost to the State which is not ex- cessive. And at the same time it has, by a compromise, avoided that burning religious question, a re-opening of which it is impo...
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS BRITISH AND FOREIGN. [ASSOCIATED PRESS.] MONTENEGRIN DEMANDS. LONDON, October 23. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
TE1E6MPIÏÊ MEWS BRITISH AND FOREIGN. [ASSOCIATED PBESS.] MOJiTENEGBIN^EMASSTDS. LONDON, October 23. Montenegro now demands > the cession of Gruda and Dinosch, neither *of which towns are named in the last agreement entered into. A GREEK CRISIS IMMINENT. LONDON, Octoher 23. A Greek crisis-outside tfie Turkish question altogether-is imminent. The English Press have abandoned the country. It is expected that, like Servia, Greece will endeavour to force the hand of the European Powers. The Ministry has resigned. JJ , THE ELECTORAL BRIBERY DISCLOS- URES* ! LONDON, Octoher 23. The public and the Press demand that ener fetic measures be taken inthecases of electoral ribcry recently disclosed. It is strongly urged that several of the perjureuVrrtnesses examined in the course o£ the enquiry 'should he prose- cuted. " I? ' IRISH AFFAIRS. .LONDW, Octoher 23. The Irish Bishops and* etergy' continue to denounce the violent language used in tke de- mand for reforms. Fifteen -members of the Iri...
SHIPPING NEWS. ARRIVALS—FREMANTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
ABBIVALS-FREMANTLE. Oct. 26.-THERESA, schooner, 37 tons, W. Reid, from Vasse via Bunbury. DEPARTURES. Oct. 26.-MINNIE, schooner, 38 tons, R. 6. Johns, for Champion Bay. 27.-MAUD, cutter, 31 tons, N. Johnssen, for Lockerille. 27.-BELLE OF BUNBURY, schooner, 42 tons, A. Stewart, for Bunbury and Yaase. 27.-ROB ROY, s.a., 267 tons, R. A. Eng- land, for Champion Bay. 27.-DANIA, cutter, 25 tons, T. Johnson, for Vasse. 28.-CHALGROVE. barque, 512 tons, E. Bolt, for Champion Bay. Passenger-Mr. F. I Palmer. - ~- &lt; VESSELS IN HARBOR. Sarah Bunyeat, barque, Lilly & Co.t agents. Pet, brigantine, discharging. Sarah Ann, barque, loading at Rockingham ; Jarrahdale Timber Co., Agents.
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN COURT. The commisioners for Western Australia (tbe.4i'gns says) have realised the advantage of having their court nicely decorated and their exhibts well arranged. The have erect- ed a wooden archway in front, on which is painted a design eminently appropriate to what was once best known as the Swan River Settlement-a black swan. The design is also portrayed on a streamer of yellow silk above the archway with the words 'Australie Occidentale' and ' Western Aus- tralia ' inscribed on the opposite sides. The walls of the court are very elegantly decorated, being tinted a pale lilac, and divided into oblong compartments, bordered with stripes of green and salmon colour. Along the top of the walls is a blue and gilt border. The most conspicuous object in the court is a hexagonal canopy erected to show jarrah timber in the rough.' It is constructed of ordinary timber painted blue, and has pillars of jarrah saplings cut into blocks and partly planed and polished, to let...
SCALE OF ALLOWANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
SCALE OF ALLOWANCE. ft. in. min sec. ft. in. min. sec. ft. in. mm sec 9 U 0 0 10 G 10 28 24 0 15 30 9 6 1 3 17 0 10 54 24 6 15 45 10 0 2 2 17 G U 19 25 0 IG 0 IO G 2 58 l8 0 11 42 25 6 16 14 11 0 3 38 l8 G 12 G 26 0 IG 28 11 6 4 36 19 0 12 29 26 G IG 42 12 0 5 20 19 6 12 50 27 0 16 55 12 6 G 3 20 0 13 10 27 6 17 8 13 0 6 40 20 6 13 29 28 0 17 21 13 G 7 21 21 0 13 48 28 6 17 33 14 0 7 55 21 G 14 7 29 0 17 45 14 6 8 35 22 0 14 25 29 6 17 57 15 0 9 2 22 6 14 42 36 0 l8 8 15-6 9 32 23 0 14 58 16 0 10 0 23 6 15 14
IS THE "HAMBURG" LOTTERY A "HUMBUG?" TO THE EDITOR OF THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
IS THE "HAMBURG" LOTTERY A "HUMBUG?" To THE EDITOR OF THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. SIR,-As the IVeit Australian newspaper is now largely circulated, your opinion on the Hamburg lottery speculation would be very> acceptable to the public of this district. The main points in the venture is not, shall we, or shall we not, succeed in drawing prizes, but is there any guarantee that it is a really genuine and a legitimate transaction backed up by, and on account of, the German Gov- ernment ? Or is it merely a ' clap-trap,' a swindle to draw the money out of the pockets of the unwary by unprincipled speculators. The prospectus has been sent to almost every house in the colony, in the form of an advertisement, in the Australian Star newspaper. This saves the company (or the German Government) the postage, and is a bright .idea to begin with. Do you really think this is a speculation of the Government of Germany at Hamburg, as represented, or is it all humbug ? If you can find space for this in y...
ANNIVERSARY PRIZE FIRING. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
ANNIVERSARY PRIZE FIRING. The anniversary of the formation of the M.R. Volunteers was celebrated by prize-firing, at the butts on Mount Eliza, on Tuesday last. It is rather surprising to ascertain the apathetic manner in which the metropolitan public view the annual assemblage of our citizen 'soldiers at these anniversary rifle matches.'' This apathy is th« "more "noteworthy when, wë consider the praiseworthy enerby displayed by the volunteers themselves. ( Ort Tuesday, excepting the juvenile element, ' which, as usual, mustered in great force/, there were probably not a hundred bona ^aVspectators upon Mount Eliza. But, though .ih'èrcitizens did not make a point of being pre- sent,to Twit neBs the firing, it is worthy of note that their liberality, enabled the- commanding officer of the corps to offer an unusually large number,of prizes. And we think the fact will be cheerfully recognised that in the appiopria tion of the awards the interests of all parties concerned were consulted....
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
CTMÉSP8NBEÎME. Xo notice can be taken of anonymous communications Every letter must be accompanied by .the name and ad. dress of \thewnter/not-.nboeMarily'fpr publication, but as a'guarantee" of good faith. We in all case« claim the right to abbreviate or correct cotnmunicat ona. î i i ï." ? ? - . Unless accompanied by a stamped envelope, we cannot SuarontiMwN^oí,4álined*8S. J , Correspondent« Vnô'pemst in writing on both sides of tue paper, in violation of our rule, cannot expect their com. municationsto.be-pabUshed,. ' .
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
Intimations. Freemasons' Hotel, Perth. TENDERS in writing will be received by the undersigned up to the 1st NOVEM- BER NEXT, for the purchase of the resi- due of the term of the Lease of the Messu- age, Hotel, and Premises known as the FREEMASONS' HOTEL, Perth, and the GOOD WILL of the BUSINESS thereof. The said hotel and premises are demised to the present occupant for the term of five years, from the 1st May, 1878, at an annual rental of .£150. Possession will be given to the purchaser ! on the 1st January, 1881. The purchase money shall be paid one half ia cash on the 1st December next, and the remainder by a bill at four months from that dale, subject to the approval of | the undersigned. The lease may be inspected at the office of the undersigned ; and full particulars as to the business will be furnished to intend- ing purchasers upon application at the hotel. The Yendor shall not be bound to accept j the highest or any tender. If the purchaser of the said Lease and j Good Wil...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
Births, Mamases, and Deaths. BIRTH. FLEMING. - At Perth, on 26th October, the wife of Mr. J. C. FLEMING, of a son. DEATHS. CAMPBELL.-At his residence, Murray Street, Perth, October 21,1880, after a short illness, Mr. ROBERT CAMPBELL, Chief Clerk Police Department, in his 63rd year. Deeply lamented by his sorrowing family and a large circle of friends. WILLIAMS. - At Perth, on the 20th Octo- ber, 1880, THOMAS WILLIAMS, formerly of Dorsetshire, England ; aged 85 years. Deceased was amongst the earliest settlers, having arrived in the ship Rockingham, in the year 1830,
FARM AND STATION. WOOL GROWING AND MERINO BREEDING (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
fA&M MB STATIQüd WOOL GROWING AND MERINO BREEDING ßv MB. J. S=. H. SCHMIDT. (Continued.) The history of the origin and the development of hair and wool have been made the subject offex tensive enquiry. Cuvier lias found that the ele ments of every hair which the skin is likely to produce are fully developed long before an animal is born. This discovery is of the greatest interest to the woolgrower. We know at present that the skin of every individual will produce no fresh nair bulbs after the animal is bom. Every hair root that h likely to come to maturity and produce a healthy hair has been formed at an early pe«°&lt;|« It is hence impossible to increase the dense growth of the wool fibre, or, in other words, the numerical proportion 'of them to the square inch, by good feeding. Plentiful nourishment will tend to foster the growth of each existing hair, but it does not produce new hair bulb?. Density of growth 1*, therefore, a peculiarity of the race,-a result.of br...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
WANTED.-A situation by a. Compositor, who has. a-thorough knowledge of Joh Printing. Address, X.Z" Post Office, Perth. EXTENSIVE SALE OF LAND- ED PROPERTY. MR. JOSEPH PYKE, HAS received instructions to sell by Public Auction at Northam, on* TUESDAY, 2nd of NOVEMBER next, the following pro perty : Lot 1.-A Farm of 100 acres in -fee simple, partly cleared and fenced, with abundance of water,* at present occupied by Mr. Geo. Wright,"at a rental of ¿68 per annum. Lot 2.-A 40-acre block in fee simple, adjoining Mr. Lockyer's paddock and Green Hills, with plenty of water obtainable. Lot 3.-A 40-acre block in fee simple, known as Miudinine Well, near one of Mr. H. Cooke's back runs. Lot 4.-100-acre block known as Calker mine, near Mr. Charles Christmas's. Xot 5.-A 40-acre block, known as "Toi. gernine Well." Lot 6.-100 acres in fee simple, adjoining Mr. Chas. Taylor's homestead at Grass Valley, partly cleared, upon which is a splendidly constructed Well, containing a never-failing supply o...
OCCASIONAL NOTES. LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 29 October 1880
QÊÊASIOMI MOTES. LOCAL AND GENERAL. A COBBESPONDENT writes as follows, com- menting upon a paragraph in the Inquirer to which we lately referred: "The following ligures will shew how much the Commissioner of Railways had to do with the Northern line. From, November, 1874, to January, 1877, there had been expended, in round numbers, ¿¡37,079, made up of the follow- ing items : Original contract .¿623,233 Bridges and culverts (special schedule) 2,707 Special sanction (extras) . 7,096 Advances on account of materials ... 4,043 .£37,079 From January, 1877, to March, 1879, the above items were increased to Original contract .£44,910 Bridges and culverts (special schedule) 8,491 Special sanction (extras) . 18.CJ3 Advances on account of materials ... 4,300 £75,714 This increased expenditure took place during the Commissioner's administration, besides payments for five months prior to January, 1S77. On the face of this account it appears very evident that if the contractor had been overpaid...