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SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 27 January 1841
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS.— On the 22d instant, the Vixen, Back, master, from Leschenault. On the 23d instant, the Hope, and on the 25th, the Jason, both American whalers. These ships are quite full, principally with sperm oil. They will sail in a day or two for the Cape of Good Hope, and thence direct to America. DEPARTURES.— On the 23d instant, the Thomas Harrison, Smith, master, for Java and Calcutta. On the 25th instant, the Shepherd, Jardine. master, for the Mauritius and London. — Passen- gers, Mr. and Mrs. G. Lennard, Messrs. Barker, Johnson, and J. Habgood.
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal hept in the office of the Hon. the Surveyor General, Perth. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 27 January 1841
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept hi the office of the Hon. the Surveyor-General, Perth. Date. Time Therm. Bar. Wiud. Weather isc Remarks. Jan. 1841 90 10 A M 75 30.85 S I Light airs, (Inc. n 4 PJI 75 .20 SW Str.brz.,smty.hori*. 10 AM 78 20 E Light airs, flne.clear. 4PM 75 .85 SW Mod. sea breeze, fine. sa 10 A M 83 .24 E Xi^ht breeze, fine. 4PM 87 .15 SW FreEh breeze— fires SIS j around. 10 A M OS .10 E Light breeze, sultry. 4PM 00 .10 SW Light airs, sultry— 94 I much smoke. 2AM 80 .04 !»w Fresh sea brz., fine. 6PM 78 .04 SW | Do., do 26 10 AM 76 .24 SSE Ltirhtbrz., flne.clear. 4PM 78 .16 SSW Fresh brz.,nne,clear. SO 10 A M 80 .14 E Lijht br°ese, fine clear weather. ? Noon ? 85 ? .14 R Do., do.
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR HUTT, PATRON OF THE SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 27 January 1841
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AGRICUL TURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SO CIETY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR HUTT, PATRON OF THE SOCIETY. Sir, — We have the honour to present to your Excellency our annual report, and we have much pleasure in being able to show, as in former years, that the colony is steadily progressing. The want of labourers, however, continues to be so severely felt, that it may be a matter of surprise that we have progressed at all. To the spirited and untiring efforts of the agricultural colonists of all classes, combined with propitious seasons, may be attributed the successes of the last year ; they have ploughed and have reaped, but the employments to which masters have been driven have of necessity curtailed their efforts in the im provement of their lands, and in those more ex tended operations to which the energies of a master are most beneficially, and should be more exclusively directed. We have the pleasure to report that the lamb ing of the last seas...
HIS EXCELLENCY'S REPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 27 January 1841
HIS EXCELLENCY'S REPLY. Sir, — I request you will express to the Di rectors of the Committee, and to the members of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of Western Australia, the satisfaction I have expe rienced in the receipt of the Society's ninth annual report. It has given me the greatest pleasure to ob serve the very favourable testimony borne by this report to the agricultural and pastoral affairs of the colony. It is well and properly remarked, that to the spirited and untiring efforts of the agricultural colonists of all classes, combined with propitious seasons, may be attributed the successes of the last year. It is gratifying for me to notice that the atten tion of the Society is being directed fo the inte rests of horticulture. It shows that the zeal for the welfare of the colony, which has hitherto led the settlers on in so prosperous a career, is still unabated; and that they are on the watch to supply the wants which the advance of society, and the increase of c...
CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the " Inquirer" [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 27 January 1841
CORRESPONDENCE. —000 ? Tot fie Editor of ike ' Inquirer' Sin, — Tn many questions of measurement, I om con stantly meeting' with the expression u so many inches, so many lines.' Can you Inform, me how many hues go to the inch ? I have also lately had a dispute whether ' tej,' or ' tag,' is the right term for a lamb of one year old, aud should be obliged if you could settle this for ine. W. [We fear we can give no very satisfactory answer to ' WV* first question. The Authorities as to the lateral extension of a '? line,' ere strangely contradictory ; we however give e few as they occur to us, and must leave our correspon dent to decide between them. ' A Line is -me-fenf ft of an inch.' — Johnson, auc. Locke. ' A line is the twelfth part of an inch.'— Webster. ' A line is the tenth of an inch.'— S. Jones. ?' A line is the twelfth ot an inch.' — Entick. The Penny Cyclopaedia ha? the following : — ♦' The French used to divide their inch into twelve liu.'s, aud the line into 12 points, w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 27 January 1841
NOTICE. ; MR.H. E. HALL intend* leaving the colony for a short period by1 the first favourable opportunity. ? _ ? RETURN OF THE REVENUE OF tyestern Australia for the Quarter ending Zlst of December y 1840. FIXED-REVENUE. £ s. d. Duty on Imported Spirits ? 879 2 6 Do. on Wines ? 14 11 ' 4$ Do. on Tobacco ? 103 4 3' Do. on Goods sold by Auction . . 115 5 1\ Retail Licenses ? 87 5 0 Auctioneers' Do ? 15 0 0 Fees of Public Offices ? 297 0 0 Warehouse Rent on Spirits in bond 19 0 8 Freight per Col. Govt. Schooner 99 14 1\ Post-Office Department ? 13 16 2 1,643 19 8g INCIDENTAL REVENUE. Judicial Fines ? 63 3 0 Sales of Crown Lands ? 1,640 12 0 Fines on Land ? 474 3 4| Sale of Government Stores ? 9 10 0 Rent of Crown Land ? 10 0 Repayment of Loans ? 94 12 2 2,283 0 6g RECEIPTS IN AID. By Drafts on Commissariat! Chest on account of the Par- \ 1,590 7 9 liamentary Grant ? ) Total ? 5,517 8 0| ABSTRACT OF THE PUBLIC EX penditure of the Colony of Western Australia for the Quarter ending 31st o...
ENGLISH EXTRACTS [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 27 January 1841
ENGLISH EXTRACTS [The British Parliament was prorogued on 1 the 11th August last by her Majesty in person. 1 Alter the usual ceremonies, her Majesty read the following speech :] — ' My Lords and Gentlemen, — The state of public busi ness enables me to close tliis session of parliament ; and in releasing you from your attendance, I have to thank you for the care and attention with which you have discharged your important duties. ' I continue to receive from foreign powers assurances 1 of their friendly disposition, and of their anxious desire fur the maintenance of peace. ' 1 congratulate you upon the termination of the civil war in Spain. The objects for which the quadruple en gagements of 1334 were contracted having now been ac complished, I am in commuuiuutiou with the Quee n 0 Spain, with a view to withdraw the uaval force which, in ^ pursuance of those engagement*, I have hitherto stationed on the northern coast of Spain. ' i am happy to inform you that the. differences with the...
PERILOUS DESCENT OF MR. GREEN, THE AERONAUT. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 27 January 1841
Perilous Descent ob Mr. Green, the Aeronaut. On Monday there was a fete at Cremorne-hoase, Chel sea, for the benefit of the Polish Refugees. On the occa sion Mr. Green and a gentleman named Macdonnell as cended with the Nassau balloon, and the following de scription of the aerial trip by the latter gentleman will be perused with Interest : — It was about nve minutes auer euveu wuvu «ii.uiw« (with bis liberator as he calls it) finally let loose the. last links th«t bound the balloon to the earth. We immediate ly ascended with a swift and steady motion till we attained the height of about 1,500 feet, at which elevation we con tinued to move with considerable velocity till we found our selves over tlie Isle of Dog6, when, throwing out some bal- . last, we rose many hundred feet higher, aud were borne in a south-easterly direction towards the centre of the county of Kent. Here, at Mr. Green's desire, I threw dowu occa sionally several pieces of paper in order to ascertain whe ther we we...
THE LATE EARL OF DURHAM. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 27 January 1841
THE LATE EARL OF DURHAM. The remains of Lord Durham were removed from Cowes at niae o'clock on Wednesday night, on board his yacht; to be conveyed to Sunderlaud, aud thence to Lambtou Castle iu» imeriueni. The Hon. G. Grey was ou board the yacht. George Frederick D'Arcy Lambton, now Earl of Dur ham, the only surviving sou of the late Earl, was born on the5tli, September, 1828, and is cousequently in his twelfth year. The political career of Lord Durham is thus sketched by the Giobe : — ' In May, 1814, Mr. Lambtcm commenced his parlia mentary life, having entered the House of Commons as representative lor Durnain in April of the preceding year. His maiden speech was strongly marked with the linea ments, and wus animated by the spirit of indignant hatred of oppression by which his subsequent speeches in that House, aud iu other political aosi'mojiet, were distinguish ed. It was delivered on that glaring violation of national rights, tlie transfer of Norway to Sweden, and which the mod...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 27 January 1841
THE Rev. W. Mitchell will receive tenders for work required at the Guiidford Church, viz. : — Flooring the church with well-burnt bricks ; plastering and whitewashing its walls within and without. Completing the church-yard fence, erecting a small belfry, and repairing some broken seats. Guiidford, Jan. 19, 1841. PERTH TOWN TRUST. THE Directors of the Perth Town Trust do hereby give notice, that Mr. John Chipper has been chosen and appointed Collector to the Trust for the current year, and that he has received directions to call upon all persons from whom arrears are due for constructing the pathways, to pay the same to him forthwith. The Collector will also receive the established license fees, and other dues, from such persons as may be engaged in carrying away wood, stone, or clay, &c, from any parts of the townsite of Perth. And persons found, after this notice, cut ting wood or carrying away any such articles, without having arranged for the same with the Collector, wil...
THE INQUIRER. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY, 27, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 27 January 1841
Subscribers are respectfully informed, that the second quarter's subscription to this Journal ends with the present number. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY, 27, 1841. We have before us the report of the Agent General for Emigration, for the year 1839, which contains the correspondence in respect of the modification of the land regulations regarding special surveys in this colony, and also in respect of the terms on which bounties would be granted on the introduction of emigrants to the pur chasers of land in Western Australia. It appears that both these measures originated in certain proposals made to Lord Jolin Russell by Sir James Stirling, Mr. William Hutt, M. P., and Mr. Irving, and were carried into effect through the advocacy of the Western Australian Commit tee. The result of this correspondence has already been made known to the public by means of the 'Government Gazette,' but there are one or two other matters in the report, as well as in some papers, relative to the alienation and sett...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 27 January 1841
TO SAIL TOR LAUNCESTON DIRECT, On the first of February next, k £§£ rilHE barque ' NAPO WlM&X LEON' w/MMBb For freight or passage, ap ply to Mr. Scott, Fremantle ; or to the Commander, on board. January 12, 1841. FOR LONDON DIRECT. ^|2~ fTlHE schooner 'ELIZA- WM^y X BETH' will leave this WmUmm port for London, upon her return from Leschenault. For freight or passage to London, ap ply to the Captain, on board ; or to L.& W.Samson. . January 12, 1841. FOR PORT LESCHENAULT DIRECT. THE fast-sailing schooner &nbsp; 'VIXEN,' &nbsp; Edward Back, master, will &nbsp; sail for the above port on Thursday next, the 28th instant. — For freight or pass age, apply to the Captain, on board ; or to A. Curtis, Fremantle. AN experienced Shepherd, to whom liberal wages will be given. Apply to Messrs. Barker & Sewell, Northam, or to Mr. Walters, Perth. MERINO SHEEP. FOR SALE by private contract, about 200 colonial bred Merino Ewes deliverable on the Dandal...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 3 February 1841
SKIPPING INTELLIGENCE. DEPARTURES.— On the 2!)th ult., the Ve nus (cutter) for Leschenault. — Six passengers, and full of poods. On the 30th ult., the Jason, American whaler. Sanieday,the Vixen (schooner) for Leschenault and theVasse. — i?assenp;ers,Mr. and Mrs.Groves, Mr. Shenton, Captain Coffin, and Mr. J. Scott. On the 31st. ult., the Hope, American whaler. OnthelstFeb.,the Champion, for K.G.Sound. Lying in Gage's Roads. — The Napoleon, and Coromandel.
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 3 February 1841
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from, a Meteorological Journal kept in tlie office of the Hon. the Surveyor-General, Perth. Date. Time Therm. Bar. ] Wind, i Weather fcUemarks Jon. ! 1841 ' «* 10 AM «0 30.03 | SSW Str.brz.,-!mty.horlz. ^ 4 P M 73 .01 SW Fresh sea brz., fine. 10 A M 79 .SO SSE Light airs, flne,clear. 4PM 70 .10 SW | Fresh breeze do, 1 10 A M 75 .24 SE Light bnwze, fine. 4PM 84 .13 SW Mod. sea breoio SO JO A SI 81 .12 WS'.V Lip.ht uirs fine i soon '85 .12 SW Mcd. breeze, do. 31 | ] I . 9 A. H i 87 .07 } calm Fine 6PM ] 85 .03 (SWbyS l'.cshs?abrrcT». fine Feb. 1st.' 10 A M 84 .04 SSW Mod. breeze. do. : 4 P JI : 87 .04 S1V Do., do. 8 10 A M i 83 .16 ENE Lijrht brwr.?, fine j clear weather. Noon I 85 .15 EXE Light airs do.
REVIEW. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 3 February 1841
REVIEW. The Colony of Western Australia ; a manual for Emigrants to that Settlement, or its de pendencies : comprising the Discovery, Settle ment, Aborigines, Land Regulations, Princi ples of Colonial Emigration, $d $c, #c. By 'Nathaniel Ogle, F. G. S., &c, &c. London : Fraser. 1839. 8vo. It is very pleasing to us that we are enabled to speak in high terms of praise of Mr. Ogle's book, for there are so very few who take the trouble to write about, or even to think of West ern Australia, that we should have been indeed sorry if the subject had been treated of in a way calling for disapprobation. We rise from a perusal of the work before us with a conviction that Mr. Ogle is a real friend, and that he has exerted himself earnestly to put the position of this colony in its true light. Not being connect ed with us in any way, Mr. Ogle approaches his subject with impartiality—- prejudiced he may be, but his statements and opinions are evidently put forth after some consid...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 3 February 1841
CORRESPONDING COMMITTEE. THE members of the above Commit tee are requested to meet at Hod ges* Hotel on Saturday next, the. 6th of February, at 12 o'clock precisely. M. MacDermott, Cfiairman of the Committee. Perth, Jan. 29, 1841. ? GUILDFORD CHURCH. THE Rev. W. Mitchell will receive tenders for work required at the Guildford Church, viz. : — Flooring the church with well-burnt bricks ; plastering and whitewashing its walls within and without. Completing the church-yard fence, erecting a small belfry, and repairing some broken seats. Guildford, Jan. 19, 1841. ? PERTH TOWN TRUST. THE Directors of the Perth Town Trust do hereby give notice, that Mr. John Chipper has been chosen and appointed Collector to the Trust for the current year, and that he has received directions to call upon all persons from whom arrears are due for constructing the pathways, to pay the same to him forthwith. The Collector will also receive the established license fees, and other dues, from such persons as ma...
CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the " Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 3 February 1841
CORRESPONDENCE. — OOO— To the Editor of the ' Inquirer.' Sir, — I could not call the attention of the directors and ?fcareholders of the Bank of Western Australia at a better time tlian the present, to a subject of much importance to the public, who, 1 think I have heard, have before urged the thing on the attention of the directors, and indeed to the shareholders themselves, who will find that ' now comes the tug of war ;' and that very much of the business cow done with our bank will remain, or be taken away, according to the greater or less degree of accommodation afforded to our customers. I allude to the discounting of bills on England. Probably it may be because I am not sufficiently acquainted with banking-business that the affair «eems to me so easy. 1 see no difficulty whatever in the way of its being done by our bank, and even if there be, perhaps it can be removed ; certes it ought to be if* possible before Ooliah come. I will give you, Sir, my plan for effecting this go ...
To the Editor of the "Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 3 February 1841
To tfte Editor oftlie 'Inquirer.' Sir, — Permit me, through the medium of your journal, to call the attention of the authorities to a nuisance most prevalent in this town, which, however trivial or unim portant it may be considered by those through whose negligence or carelessness it is occasioned, is daily the source of serious injury not only to horses and cattle, but also to her Majesty 's liege subject*. I allude to the practice of throwing broken glass bottles into the streets and river, Which is likely to occasion greater injury in the latter case than in the former, as, from the non-existence of a jetty or wharf in the town of Perth, boatmen and others are com pelled to wade with their respective goods through the water to the shore. I could cite, if necessary, more than one, two or three instances where great injury has been in flicted by this nuisance ; indeed, in one case which lately came under my knowledge, a person — a labouring man — was obliged to refrain from his usu...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 3 February 1841
MISCELLANEOUS. A New-fashioned Snujjr Box. — The apart ments had the advantage of being over a tobacco nist's shop, so that he was enabled to procure a refreshing sneeze at any time by merely stepping cut upon the staircase, and was saved the trouble and expense of maintaining a snuff-box. — Hum- phry's Clock, No. X. The New Houses of Parliament. — Mr. C. Barry , the architect of the new houses, has had several interviews with Viscount Duncannon and the Hon. Mr. Commissioner Charles Gore, on the subject of laying the foundation 'stone of the buildings for the Lords and Commons, and it has, we understand, been definitively arranged that the ceremony is to be postponed until early in the ensuing year, when it will probably be laid by her Majesty. Mr. Barry stated to the Com missioners that the housas will be completed by the commencement of the Session 1844. The workmen, of whom there are nearly 500, are still employed under the contractor, (Peto and Gris sell) in constructing the Spe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 3 February 1841
SALES BY AUCTION. SALE AT'PERTH. TO be sold by auction, on Wednes day, Feb. 24th, at Perth, (if not previously sold by private contract), BY MESSRS. AGETT & STOKES, General Commission Agents, A promising 3 -year old Bay Gelding, now standing at livery at Mr. Okely's stables, Perth. ALSO,.. A pair of Working Bullocks, plough, harrows, &c. SALE AT PERTH. TO be sold by auction, on Wednes day, Feb. 24th, at Perth, BY MESSRS. AGETT & STOKES, General Commission Agents, Duck frocks, check shirts, moleskin, calico, blue print, jackets, white gossa mer hats, men's shoes, shirt buttons, hooks and eyes, Guernsey frocks, ladies' dresses, lavender water, ladies' bonnets, cheese cloths, mould and dip candles, linseed oil, turpentine, whiting, white lead, paint brushes, fishing lines, girth web, hair brooms, a small assortment of tin-ware, razors, blue and yellow wove paper, cups and saucers, salt in cwt., ink powders, herrings, anchovies, pic kles, soda for washing, lead p...