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Indian Remounts. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 11 February 1864
Indian Eemounts. The supply of country bred horses suitable in quality for Artillery and Cavalry remounts is becoming a matter of grave consideration. The British Indian Government appears to have culpably neglected this grand military neces- sity. Many years bock the gallant Sir Walter Gilbert, in an official report, condemned the Bengal stud system in no measured terms, proving it to be on extravagant and inefficient job. The Madras breeding establishment at Oosoor cannot lay claim to be classed other- wise. In Bombay the stud farm on the Bheema after years of gross mismanagement has been abandoned. At present the Bengal army is horsed by country breds, the productions of the Govern- ment studs, got by inferior English, Austra- lian, Cape, and Arab stallions out of tight weedy country mares. A few batteries con boost moderate teams of Australians ; but our gallant .Dragoons, men who, as was proved on Balaclava plain, can ride straight for three quarters of a mile right in the teet...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 11 February 1864
"West Australian Times, Published every Thursday morning, and for- warded to every part of the colony, and the British dominions. TEEMS OF SDBSCBIPTION, payable in advance : Per quarter . 5s. Ditto, including postage . 6s. Single number . Gd. Ditto, to SuAicribers onhj . 4.4. Parties intending to become subscribers are requested immediately to forward theil- names, with a quarter's subscription, either to the Publisher or au Agent. Agents for the West JbusitaVxin Ti,mcs Fremantle-ME. D. K. CONGDON. GvAldford-ME. T. JECKS. * Torlc-ME. FEED. PAESEE. Northam-ME. F. MOEEELI,. Toodyay-ME. J. A. WROTH. Champion Bay-MESSES. SCOTT'& GAIE. Bunbury-MESSES. GBEOG. Busselton-MB. G. J. GUEBEIEB. Agent in London-MB. FEEDEEIC ALGAE, 11, Clement's Lone, Lombard-street, London. CHABGES FOB ADVEETISEMENTS : For the first eight lines ... 3s. Gd. Every additional line .2d. Each succeeding insertion, half-price. Advertisements will be inserted for three months upon special tenns, at reduced pric...
Police Court, Perth. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1864. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 11 February 1864
POLICE COURT, Perth MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1864. James Riley, a boatman in the employ of Mr. Charles Howlett, preferred a complaint against two Police Constables, Savage and Male, for an illegal assault. Mr. Landor appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Howell for the defendant. Major Crampton was on the Bench, with G. W. Leake, Esq., the Acting Police Magistrate. Mr. Hogan, Superintendent of Police, was also present. Mr. Landor premised that the object of bringing forward this charge was because, if the complainant spoke the truth, the policemen charged had acted with great brutality to a drunken man, and he was sure that no one would be more desirous of seeing justice done between the parties than the Superintendent of Police, who was present on the Bench. James Riley, being sworn, said that on Mon- day evening, February 1st, he had been drink- ing at the "Eose and Shamrock," which he left about 10 o'clock with the intention of going home. He could walk straight, and knew what he was ...
RIFLE MATCH BETWEEN THE METROPOLITAN AND FREMANTLE VOLUNTEERS. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 18 February 1864
RLFLE MATCH BETWEEN THE METROPOLITAN AND FRE- MANTLE VOLUNTEERS. This interesting match (between twenty men chosen from each company), came off on Tues- day last, at Fremantle. A large party of the Metropolitan Volunteers and their friends left Perth by steamer early that morning, bound for Fremantle, and soon after arriving there both companies proceeded along the South shore to the shooting ground. The wind was very high and tn'e dust very disagreeable. The gentlemen who have usually proved them- selves the best shots were not the most suc- cessful on this occasion; but, considering the difficulty of ensuring a steady aim in a gale of wind, great praise is due to the skill of the marksmen displayed under trying circum- stances. The largest score was made by Pri- vate John Watson, M.E. V. The Metropolitans were the successful competitors, the numbers being : Metropolitan E. V., 379, Fremantle E.V., 343, leaving a majority in favour of the Perth men of 36. We regret we are not able,...
THE FRONTIER WAR IN INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 18 February 1864
THE FRONTIER WAR IN INDIA. England is at the present moment engaged in three of those little wai« which bring her neither honour nor profit, and which are among not the least grevions penalties of imperial greatness. The extent of the British empire is so vast, and the interests which our fleets and armies watch over are so world-wide, that England can hardly ever be said to be at abso- lute peace with all nations. By an unlucky coincidence, wars of all these various characters have lately come upon us at ouce; and in Japan, in New Zealand, and on the northwest frontier of India, England is simultaneously compelled to take the aggressive, in which she can neither decline with safety nor conduct to a glorious issue. Politicians of the G old win Smith school, when they see that, wliilo an army of more than 12,000 men is needed to reduce the Maories to subjection, an English Admiral is compelled to ask the assistance of a land force in overcoming the resistance which the treaty for the...
TRANSPORTATION. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 18 February 1864
TRANSPORTATION. We (Houe Naca) have been requested to give insertion to the following letter from Mr. Childers, M.P., in answer to a re- quest from Mr. W. M. Hitchcock that he would join a deputation to the Duke of Newcastle on the subject of Transporta- tion. It was intended that the deputa- tion should consist of Mr. Childers, the Rev. Thomas Binney, Mr. J. L. Poore, of Melbourne, Mr. T. Bengley, formerly of Sydney, and Mr. Hitchcock : 17, Princes-gardens, W., Dec. l8, 18G3. Dear Siu,-I am in receipt of your letter of this day. On Monday last I luid, with other colonists, the honour of an interview with the Duke of Newcastle, when we were informed that the Government had determined not to adopt the recommendations of the Penal Ser- vitude Commission relative to the increase of transportation to Western Australia, and that the system of conditional pardons would be abolished. This decision was communicated to the colonial Governors by the November mail. Under these circumstances I ...
LONDON WOOL REPORT. DECEMBER 24, 1863. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 18 February 1864
LONDON WOOL REPORT. December 24,1863. Since the sales there have been but few inquiries, and these chiefly for scoured and low priced Sydney fleece; prices are firm and stock in dealers' hands in London very small. . In the North sales ure made to some extent an a fair profit, and dealers anticipate that their stocks will be in a very small compass before the March sales. The intelligence that the arrivals of now Port Phillip wools will be later than last year is to be regretted, as stapled wools are now in short supply and will be much wanted by March.
Our Chimney Hook. Tales for Country Readers. THE VELVET PELISSE. [Abridged from Mrs. Opie's Works.] [Concluded.] [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 18 February 1864
te C&imtwg fM. Tales for Country Readers. THE VELVET PELISSE. [Abridged from Mrs. Opie's Works.] [Concluded."] THE collation had every delicacy to tempt the palate, and every deco- ration to gratify the taste ; and all, except the pensive Julia, seemed to enjoy it; when, as sho was leaning from the door to speak to a lady at the head of the table, a little hoy, about ten years old, peeped into the pavilion, as if anxiously looking for some one. The child was so clean, and so neat in his dress, that a gentleman near him patted his curly head, and asked him what he wanted. "A lady." "But what lady ? Here is one, and a pretty one too," showing the lady next him; " will not she do ?" " Oh, no ! she is not my lady," replied the boy. At this moment Julia turned round, and tho little boy, clapping his hands, exclaimed, " Oh ! that's she ! that's she !" Then, running out, he cried, " Mother ! mother ! Father ! father ! here she is ! wo have found her at last !" and before Julia, who...
The Open Column. THE VASSE RACES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE W. A. TIMES. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 18 February 1864
®fe* ©pu Unmti. THE VASSE RACES. To the Editor of the W. A. Times. Sie,-As there seems to have been a desire on the part of the Inquirer to give the particu- lars of the late amusements in our district, I think it a pity the Editor should have been led to give such an imperfect statement. Better have let it alone altogether. In the first place Mr. F. Guerin had no horse running in this season's races. He trained "Bush- man" for Robert Lockhart, the winner of the Maiden Plate. The Galloway Race was won by Mr. Layman's "Young Smiler." The Three-year-old Race was won by Mr. James McCourt's "Lady go-by." The 3-mile race waa won by " Non Such," a horse belonging to Mrs. Vernon Bussell. The Consolation by G. Paine's " Causan." The Hack Boee was won by Mr. James Guerin's " Malakoff." The sport was good, the day fine, the attendance consi- derable; and though the Police were pretty active, the whole passed off as well as such meetings generally do. All seemed to enjoy themselves, and appear...
Arrival of the Overland Mail. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 18 February 1864
Arrival of the Overland Mau. The English Mail reached Perth about 11 p.m. on Wednesday. There is no news of interest. We give a brief gen- eral summary from the Home News of December 26 : The Home News says that "last month's mail conveyed to the several Governments of Aus- tralia the announcement that the Imperial Go- vernment does not intend to adopt the recom- mendations of the Commissioners with reference to the increase of transportation to Western Australia, and that the system of conditional pardons will be henceforth abolished. We deeeply regret to have to announce the death of the celebrated author W. M. Thack- eray, who was found dead in his bed on the morning of December 24-caused by effusion on the brain. The Bride sailed from Gravesend on the 21st December. The finding of the Court-martial in the case of Colonel Crawley will not surprise our readers. He has been acquitted and the acquittal is com- plete and conclusive. No man ever came out of a Court-martial with a more...
THE GREAT PRIZE-FIGHT. [Abridged from the Times of December 11.] [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 18 February 1864
THE GREAT PRIZE-FIGHT. [Abridged from tho Timos of Docombor 11.] The fight yesterday botweon Heenan and King terminated in the unexpected but absolute defeat of the former. The special train conveying the pugilists and their companions left London-bridge soon after 6 o'clock. The train proceeded di- rectly to Wadhurst, stopping in tho midst of a valley surrounded by high meadows, in one of which, after a consi- derable delay, the ring was pitched, and was speedily encircled by tho impatient multitude. The weather was cool and clear, and the ground, though moist, was sufficiently well suited to the purpose. The manner of tho mon on their en- trance to the ring was thoroughly characteristic. King was the first to up pear. He had a serious and thoughtful as2iect, and gazed about the ground with a careful scrutiny that foreshadowed the anxiety which throughout the fight ho never ceased to exhibit. Heenan, on the other hand, entered with a light and jaunty step, briskly shook hands with ...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 18 February 1864
"West Australian Times, Published every Thursday morning, and for- warded to every part of the colony, and the British dominions. Terms op Subscription, payable in advance: Per quarter . 5s. Ditto, including postage . 6s. Single number . 6d. Ditto, to Subscribers only . éd. Parties intending to become subscribers are requested immediately to forward their names, with a quarter's subscription, either to the Publisher or an Agent. Agents for the West Australian Times Fremantle-Mr. D. K. Congdon. Guildford-Mb. T. Jecxs. York-Mr. Fred. Parker. Northam-Mb. P. Morrell Toodyay-Mb. J. A. Wroth. CJiampion Bay-Messrs. Scott & Gale. Bunbury-Messrs. Gregg. Busselton-Ms. G. J. Guerrier. Agent in London-Mr. Frederic Algae, 11, Clement's Lane, Lombard-street, London. Charges for Advertisements : For the first eight lines ... 3s. 6d. Every additional line .2d. Each succeeding insertion, half-price. Advertisements will be inserted for three months upon special terms, at.reduced prices. It is...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 18 February 1864
Sale by Auction at Fremantle. MONDAY, 29th FEBRUARY, 1864, At Eleven o'clocîe: MR SAMSON, (Government Auctioneer), Has been favoured with instructions from Robert King, Esq., and Messrs. T. & H. Carter & Co., to Sell by Auc- tion at his Stores in Cliff-street, on the above-named day : A LARGE QUANTITY OF GOODS, to close consignments ! ! ! For further particulars see placards. Fremantle, W. A., February 15,1864. Sale of Real Property at Fremantle!!! MIL SAMSON, Government Auctioneer, Has received instructions from the ad- ministrator of the Estate of the late Peter Abercrombie, deceased, to sell by Auction, at his rooms, in Cliff street, on MONDAY, 29fch February, 1864, at Eleven o'clock, in one or more lots, as may be deemed expedient at the time of sale, and subject to conditions to be then produced : ALL those Ten (10) Cottages, Dwel- ling-houses, or Tenements, standing and being on Fremantle Building Lot No. 534, situate in Queen-street, Fre- mantle, together with...
West Australian Times. DISCITE JUSTITIAM, MONITI. Hear and be JUST. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1864. ROADS AND CONVICT-LABOUR. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 18 February 1864
list %mttüim ©inws. Discite Jubtitiam, Moniti. Hear and be just. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY l8, 1864. ROADS AND CONVICT-LABOUR. From the letter addressed by Mrs Chil- ders to Mr. Hitchcock in December last, we learn that the Duke of New- castle has assured the vociferous Colo -nies of Australia that the recommenda- tions of the Penal Servitude Commission will not be adopted, and there will be no increase of transportation to Western Australia. With this oracular sentence, Mr. Childers was satisfied. So, we hope, will be the Colonies that he repre- sents. It was, however, a sentence framed for our contentment as well as theirs. &nbsp; The Noble Duke seeks to allay the fever of apprehension at Melbourne by the assurance that conditional pardons are at an end, and transportation will not be increased, whilst he permits us to believe that transportation, though not " increased," will certainly be continued as long as it suits the convenience of the Home Government. We have always unders...
THE TRANSPORTATION QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 18 February 1864
THE TRANSPORTATION QUESTION. The opinion of the public may possibly be shortly ascertained on this important subject, as the colonists are urged by our friends at home to pour in memo- rials to the Government, praying for an increase in the annual number of con- victs. The following Memorial is now in the course of signature in the Eastern districts : To His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, &c, &c., The Memorial of &c, &c, humbly sheweth- That your Memorialists have heard with great concern that it is not the intention of Her Majesty's Government to carry out to their fullest extent the recommendations of the Transportation Commissioners, the adoption whereof they believe would have the effect of relieving the Mother Country, of conducing to the welfare of this Colony, and of permanently benefiting the convicts; while no other Aus- tralian Province would be injured thereby. If the suggestions of the Commissioners are adopted, the Mother Country would be r...
A CHEER FROM FATHER-LAND. (ON READING THE FIRST NUMBER OF THE W. A. TIMES.) [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 25 February 1864
A CHEER FROM FATHER-LAND. (ON BEADING THE FIRST NUMBER OF THE W. A. TIMES.) Welcome ! O West Australian Times, Thou com'st as distant village chimes Borne on the evening gale. We hear thy echoes from a-far, We see thee, like some Orient star, And thy bright dawning hail. , Welcome ! From thee there gleams a light O'er darksome vale and leaf-clad height, That gladdens with its ray : Though yonder chill, crime-laden cloud Thy birtn-place fair may yet enshroud, Thou bod'st a brighter day. How oft hath one of highest worth, Sprung from the depths of humble birth, His country's standard waved ! And all the hot and hard-fought day, Cheer'd the faint-hearted through the fray, And Fame and Country saved ! On then, brave Chronicler ! God-speed ! Nor ill-affected whisperings heed. " Justice" thy motto bears : Her sword to nought but Mebcy yields, While Truth, unmasked, the sceptre wields And all her triumphs shares. London, Xmas, 1863.
The Open Column. TO THE EDITOR OF THE W. A. TIMES. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 25 February 1864
®&¿ ß$tn ?olmm TO THE EDITOB OÇ THE W. A. TlHES. Sib,-In the year 1850 an Ordinance, (14 Viet., 15), to provide for the Improvement of Towns in W. Australia, was passed and became law. It embodied the spirit of the 4th, 5th, 8th, and 10th of the present reign with several material'additions'and alterations. By'this Ordinance the town of Perth and its various in- terests were vested in Trustees, who, by Clause 3, were composed of Justices of the Peace, pro grietors of allotments or portions of allotments eld in fee-simple ; it was provided, also, that no proprietor or tenant of a portion of an allot- ment should vote as a trustee until he had paid for the benefit of the Town Trust a sum equal to the rate charged on the entirety of such allotment, and that no such trustee should be entitled to vote at meetings until he mode a declaration to the effect that,he waa duly qua- lified, and that he would faithfully, impartially, and honestly exercise the powers and trusts which migh...
York. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 25 February 1864
York. Three Probation Prisoners in the York Dis- trict are at large. One fifom a party on the Guildford Eoad, and the others from the Yan- gedine Road-party. The former is a recon- victed man named Johnson, who has had some experience as a shepherd to the Eastward. It appears the the three have joined together, and it is feared they will give some trouble before they are captured. The late rain has been very beneficial ; it has started the grass, and the ploughs are going in all directions, ' a few occasional showers will make,the ensuing season a most promising one. We understand that the Magistrates, on the application of a large number of the most re- spectable inhabitants of the District, have con- sented to restore his license to Mr. Craig. TMb will prove a great accommodation to the neighbouring gentry and farmers, as well as to travellers, as the house is well adapted for the purpose for which it was built.
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian Times — 25 February 1864
&lt;£3 Reward. STOLEN or strayed on or about the 8th December last, from the Wil- liams, an iron-grey Gelding, branded under the saddle thus : T, is perfectly quiet and broken in; any person who will forward him to the undersigned shall receive the above reward.' M. T.. HAMERSLEY. Williams-River, February 4,1864. Mail èmo& Notice. General Post Oßce, Perth, February 10,1864. Mails for transmission by contract packet via, King George'B Sound, to Europe, India, Australian Colonies, &c, will close atj the Gen- eral) Post Office, Perth, on Thursday, the 25th instant, at 10 a.m. Money Orders for transmission by the above conveyance will be issued up to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, the 23rd instant. A. HELMICH, Postmaster-General.