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The [?]obelist. MISS ROVEL. (From the French.) [Continued.] [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 27 January 1880
I|i go«.. MISS HOVEL. (From the French.) \Cont\nuea\~\ ' Raymond was much disturbed, and infin- itely annoyed at «'hat had happened, and he nastily retreated towards the door, fearful lest possibly the enemy might return again to the attack; but justas he was passing out, Meg stood before him, and, taking him by the hand, drew him back again into the inner room. 'What has happened between you and mamma,' she said. He shrugged his shoulders. 'What makes you suppose that anything has happened ?' ' She spoke to me as she passed, and her voice was trembling with passion. Don't treat me like a child. Toll me !' * Well if you must know-she had seen with displeasure the intimacy that apparently .exists between you and a certain Venetian with a white plume in his bonnet.' "_ ' If I believed you,' said she, ' I would beg you to tell her that for the white plume I care not a straw.' ' I took upon myself to say so, and I as- sured her that you had not danced with him more than once at the outs...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 27 January 1880
T Shipping. Special Notice ! Special Notice ! ~£team from Melbourne and Adelaide to Albany, thence via Vasse, Bunbury and Fremantle to Champion Bay. Under Special Arrangement with the Government. . IHE Steamship OTWAY | will be despatched in ac ?cordance with the above as under : From Melbourne, Monday, February 2nd. From Adelaide, Saturday, February 7th. JAMES LILLY & CO., Agents. - Fremantle, January 13th, 1880. Special Notice ! Special Notice ! Steam from Champion Bay, Fremantle, Bunbury, Vasse and Albany to Adelaide and Melbourne. THE Steamship "ROBROY" will be despatched in ac- cordance with the above, as under : From Champion Bay THURSDAY, February 5th. From Fremantle MONDAY, February 9th. From Bunbury and Vasse TUESDAY, February 10th. From Albany SUNDAY, February 15th. JAMES LILLY & CO., Agents. Fremantle, Jan. 17th, 1880. For Wallaroo, South Australia. 1HE barque " KEBROYD," will sail for the above Port about htie 3rd FEBRUARY, prox. This vessel has good acco...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 27 January 1880
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. MARRIAGES. FORREST -BARRETT-LENNARD, - At Annandale, on the 15th. inst., by the i Rev. F. Lynch, Alexander Forrest, F.R. G. S., fourth son of William Forrest, Leschen- ault, Bunbuiy, to Amy Eliza, only daughter of Edmund Barrett-Lknnard, J.P., An- nandale, Beverley. STRICKLAND-WILLIAMS.-On the 14th inst., at St. George's Cathedral, Perth, by the Very Rev. the Dean, John Charles, fourth son of Henry Robert Strickland, to Sabina, youngest daughter of the late Rev. W. Darcres Williams, formerly of Adelaide. DIED. GALLOP.-On Wednesday, the 21st inst. at his residence, Fremantle, after a long and painful illness, Mr. James Gallop, aged 68 years, leaving a large family and a numer- ous circle of friends to mourn their loss. He arrived in the colony in the ship Lotus, on the 7th October, 1829. ( Colonial papers, please copy.)
Department of Public Works, Perth, Jan. 12th, 1880. The Hon. J. H. Thomas, M.I.C.E., Commissioner for Railways. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 27 January 1880
Department of Public Works, Perth, Jan. 12th, 1880. The Hon. J. H. Thomas, M.I.C.E., Commis- sioner for Railways. Sir, - I beg permission to report what I have observed in the Southern Districts in regard to squared jarrah, and to forward for your inspec- tion specimens from the various works referred to. A detailed list of the specimens will be found attached. The Preston Bridge is built over the river of' that name, on the Australind road, about two miles from Bunbury ; it was built about thirty five years ago. The presence of teredo is abun- dantly proved by the fact that an old barge of soft-wood skin and oak frame is a perfect honey comb. The piles are 9 in. square ; they were cut between the coast and the hills ; and their preservation throughout is such as that shewn by the specimens. The Bunbury jetty is a work affording re- markable proof of the advantage of hewn timber over round. Its earliest portion was built in 1865, and the first addition in 1868, all of hewn piles. In...
Occasional Notes. LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 27 January 1880
(âcasimmi Motes. LOCAL AND GENERAL. From private sources we hear that Mr. Hock- ing has not thought it to his advantage to apply for the vacant office of Chief Justice of Western Australia, and that it is his intention to return i to the colony in May next, in order to resume his duties of Attorney General. Mr. Hookinga health is much improved. We need scarcely say, the assertion lately made that the Government led the public to suppose that the elections would be deferred till the return of the Attorney General, has no foundation in fact. The journal which puts forth this statement appears to be singularly ill-in- formed, and to have a singularly fertile imagina- tion. It has never been any secret that one of the principal reasons which prevented another legal gentleman-to whom the acting position had been previously offered-from accepting it, was that no promise or guarantee of any kind could possibly be given that the elections would not take place before the appointment was per-...
PERTH ELECTORATE. TO EDWARD SCOTT, ESQ. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
PERTH ELECTORATE. To EDWARD SCOTT, ESQ. SIR,-We the undersigned, Electors of Perth, believe'that in the event of your being called on to occupy a seat in the Legis- lative Council you will be found conscien- tious, capable, earnest, and indepeudent and relying on your views being such that you can pledge yourself to support the immediate introduction of a form of Government on the principle of MINISTERIAL RESPONSI- BILITY, ask you to come forward at the approaching General Election as a Candidate for Perth in conjunction with Mr. S. H. PARKER, and so give your fellow citizens ai opportunity of obtaining your services at the präsent critical-juncture of affairs. Assuring you of our cordial support, we are, &c. [Here follow seventy-six signatures.] REPLY. GENTLEMEN,-I have much pleasure in acceding to your request, and assure you that, inasmuch as you have thought me worthy of your confidence, 1 shall in the event of my election do my best to advocate the policy indicated in y...
Reply. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
Reply. GENTLEMEN,-I feel flattered by your re- quest to allow myself to be again nominated as a candidats for the honor of representing the city of Perth in the Legislative Council-an honor which my fellow-citizens have conferred upon me, i n solicited, during many years past. Should 1 be again returned, I need hardly say that my entire services shall be placed at tha disposal of my constituents, and directed towarls the general prosperity of the colony. My political views are so well known to you that I nee^ not recapitulate them. Your faithful and obedient servant, LUKE S. LEAKE. Perth, Jan. 19.
Farm and Station. FARMING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
¿farm uni» Station. FARMING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA. A correspondent of the Queenslander sta- tioned in Gladstone, the chief town of the new Northtrn Aieas of the South Austral ian farm- ing distr c s, writes as follows- : -' 1 his Glad- stone is in the new northern agrie iltur 1 rr¿as of South Anstra'it. Six years since it i had no existence as a town. To-day ¡t is a busy centre in a rich farming district. 1 he streets are wide and weil laid out, and are ! flanked with neat, closely and well built j stores and houses. It is a railway cen:re ; for an exíens * e district. The train whi-h ' passed a tew mi-intes since was of gre; t i l.-ngth, the trucks all loaded with wheat, bound for Port Pirie,-another place about six years old, but a port at which vessels up to 1000 tons load wheat for the ports of the world offerin» the greatest inducements and highest price to the seller. The crop in the field is one of the most promising ever grown in this colony, and its yield is expected to averag...
Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
WANTED hythe undersigned, TWO good MEN, to take a contract of TANK MAKING, at per cubic yard. DONALD MACPHERSON. Glentromie, Victoria Plains, > January 24 1880. j WANTED KNOWN-That 2s. 6d. per hundred (100), cash, is given for Western Australian Used Postage Stamps. S. W. LOWER, Box 87, G.P.O., Adelaide, South Australia. Dec. 24, 1879. POSTAGE STAMPS. WANTED the issueä of 1855 and 1861, Western Australia, used or unused. State price of either or both sets. E. D. E. VAN WEENEN, Bovabula, Wanganella, 2se\\ South Wales. December 20th, 1870. ¡Sale of Cheap and Valuable Building Lots in Guildford. JAMES MORRISON *?* has received instructions from C. H. ELLIOTT Esq., on account of the Executors of the Lite D. H. Scott, to sell by public auc- tion at the Guildford Ex chantre, at 3 o'clock on SATURDAY, 7th FEBRUARY, 1880 15 BUILDING LOTS, each with a front- age of 66ft. to Scott Street, and depth of 99ft. Upset price, £10 per Lot. ALSO, 2 CORNER LOTS, with 99ft. frontage tr> Helena St...
PERTH ELECTION. TO SIR L. S. LEAKE, KT. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
PERTH ELECTION. To SIR L. S. LEAKE, KT. ?\I7T2, the undersigned, electors of the City * » of Perth, respoctfully request that you will allow yourself to be put in nomination as a candidate for a seat in the Legislative Council, at the forthcoming election, and we undertake to use our utmost endeavours to ensure your election. W. Graves Geo. Shenton J. G. Foster James Dyer W. Wimbridge, junr. S. J. Chipper J. T. Denny J, S. Christie John Liddelow Thos. Bailey E. A. Von Bibra JohnA. Liddelow Robert F. Sholl W. Snook Rowley C .Lof tie W. T. Loton John Summers John Chas. Chipper Sam. E. Burges R. Habgood G. Glyde, P. A. Gugeri A. J. Hillman Fras. Lochee G. Budd John Brown George Marfleet J. Hillman Alfd. R. Waylen Henry J. Heale J. M. Ferguson H. Sherwood W. Mumme R. N. Bullen J. Pegler H. Birch Wm. Gilbert A. D. Letch Thos. Smith etc., etc., etc.
MR. S. H. PARKER AND DR. SCOTT AT TEE CANNING. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
MR. S. H. PARKER AND DR. SCOTT AT TEE CANNING. The ' Reform League ' party have to put up with many and grievous disappointments iu their disinterested efforts to realise their grand and noble scheme. An utter absence of genuine enthusiasm ou the part of the general public blocks the progress of the ' cause ' at every step. It is very sad that such should be the case, but it is uudeniably true all the same. And no effectual remedy is at hand, so far as we can see, for this deplorable state of things. The latest manifestation of this utter absence of patriotic feeling on the part of the ' free and in- dependent ' has been displayed at the Canning, where the star of reform is certainly not in the ascendant. There must have been some male- ficent influence at work when the 'League' were induced to get up a meeting of the Can- ning electors to listen to Mr. S. H. Parker and Dr. Scott expound their political sentiments, for of that meeting it may be truly said-' Par. turiunts montes, et ...
Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
êoxxttyoùmtt. [This portion of our paper is set apart for J'ree interchange of opinion on topics of public interest, subject to the usual rules of news- paper correspondence. We decline, Jtowever, to hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.] To OUR HEADERS.-"The Novelist" and several letters are unavoidablyjheldever until our next.
MORE ABOUT THE LAND QUESTION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
MOKE ABOUT THE LAND QUESTION. To THE EDITOB OF THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. DEAR SIR,-A perusal of the numerous let- ters which have lately appeared in your paper upon the land question must force, upon all who take any interest in the subject, the con- viction that the stock-carrying capabilities of the runs in the Eastern and Southern districts, cannot be much improved upon. Notwith- standing Mr. Brockman's assertion to the con- trary, it has I think been clearly shown by Mr. Burges, Mr. Dempster, and others, that the cost of improving land in the manner suggested by Mr. Brockman would be out of proportion to the benefit likely to be derived. It is very singular that Mr. Brockman's view of the sub- ject should be directly opposed to that of all his brother settlers, for I have never heard of one agreeing with him. I cannot help think- ing that he, in the first instance expressed his opinion without due consideration, or that he has been unable to make that opinion clear to others ; the la...
ELECTIONEERING AT THE PORT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
ELECTIONEERING AT THE PORT. To THE EDITOR OF THE WEST AUSTRALIAN: SIR.-Electioneering may be said to have fairly started, and there is no doubt the various candidates will be placed before the electors in the most favorable aspect. There is, however, one caution I would give to voters-that they weigh the arguments submitted to them. It is said by some that all interests must be set aside until Responsible Goverurneut be obtained, be- cause the majority of the people desire it. Towns, therefore returning two members are asked to select men of one opinion. This sounds well ; but are the majority in favor of the pro- posed change ? There are many who look upon the question (at present in its infancy here) with considerable misgivings, and ask who are its parents and how about its constitution. In the first place it is quite certain there are two sets of opinions both in the city and port, and the preponderance in my opinion is against the introduction of Responsible Government at the p...
To the Electors of Perth. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
To the Electors of Perth. GENTLEMEN,-As you have done me the honor to request, by an influential and numerously signed requisition, that I will become a candidate for your sutírages at the forthcoming election, I have much pleasure in accepting the position which you have requested nie to take, and embrace the earliest opportunity of expressing to you what my opinious are on a few of the political topics which to my mind should occupy the attention of all concerned in the interests of the colony at the present time. I am a most strenuous advocate of a change in the political constitution of the colony ; hold- ing that the present administration of public afiairs, with the position assumed by His Excel- lency the Governor in that Administration, is such as to have to a certain extent stultified the labours of a Representative, and otherwise eui- ' cient, Assembly, and plainly demonstrating that the present constitution is merely the shadow of Representative Government without the sub...
AN APPEAL TO THE ELECTORS OF YORK AND BEVERLEY. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
AN APPEAL TO THE ELECTORS OF YOEK AND BEVEELEY. GENTLEMEN,-Your district has always been regarded by the Press, the Legislature, and the public, as the most important in the colony, and yet (strange to say,) you are asked to leave it and go to Perth to get a candidate for your suffrages. Surely so nourishing a district as yours will not quietly brook what seems to me to be not only a slur upon it, but a positive insult to the electors, especially, when Mr. Hamersley, a man well known to you all is ready to place himself at your disposal. Many there are, I know, who will ask you to vote for Mr. Hardey, because he professes to be in favor of Eesponsible Government-a subject which he possibly has not carefully studied, and which he cannot consistently espouse consider- ing the fact that during the present and past Administrations, he has held a seat as a nominee member, and has during his term of office un- mistakably been adverse to such a change. What therefore Mr. Hardey's motive ma...
THE West Australian. VIGILANS ET AUDAX. PERTE, FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 1880. CANDIDATES AT THE TOWN HALL. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
THE Wita %mtxúm. ViGiiiANs ET AUDAX. PERTE, FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 1880. CANDIDATES AT THE TOWN HALL. IT can be but little satisfaction to address a meeting such as that which assembled at the Town Hall on Wednesday night,-if indeed the object with which candidates eome for- ward on such occasions is really to meet the electors whose suffrages they seek, and to obtain some approximate idea of the actual state of feeling in the electorate upon public matters and upon the relative merit of those who are seeking 'legislative honors.' To come before a meeting composed for a large part of persons of very tender age, and in which the bona fide elector is quite in a minority, can be but moderately pleasing, is scarcely satisfactory, and is certainly a waste of power which might, we think, be used to better advantage. Very little satisfaction also could be de- rived by the serious on-looker, who, on the eve of an important general election, and at a time when questions of really grave signi- fica...
ELECTION MEETING IN THE TOWN HALL. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
ELECTION MEETING IN TUE TOWN JJ ALL. A public meeting of the electors of Perth,, was held in the Town Hall on Wednesday evening, for the purpose of affording the three candidates for their suffrages at the approach- ing election an opportunity to expound their political views. There were about 300 persons present, Mr. Shenton, the chairman of the City Council, presiding. Sir. L. S. LEAKE, who was received with cheers, was the first to address the meeting. He said: Mr Chairman and the electors of Perth-When this meeting was first called I believe it was convened for the purpose of enabling Mr. Parker and Dr. Scott to explain their views to the electors ; at the same time I thought that in the interest of the ' elephant' [alluding to a cartoon representing Sir Luke, with which the walls of the city had recently been decorated] I also should be about, this evening." ('Hear, hear,' and laughter.) So here I am ; though, after all I can have but very little to say to you. I have represent...
ROUND v. SQUARE PILES. Northern Railway, Traffic Department, January 23rd, 1880. To The Hon. J. H. THOMAS, M.I.C.E., Commissioner of Railways, Perth. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 January 1880
ROUND v. SQUARE PILES. Northern Railway, Traffic Department, January 23rd, 1880. To The Hon. J. H. THOMAS, M.I.C.E., Commissioner of Railways, Perth. SIR.-I have the honor to inform you that in accordance with your instructions in your tele- gram of the 15th inst.. I have inspected the Geraldton jetty, as I informed you by telegram on the 19th inst. I find that the first portion of the jetty piles, which was built so far back as the year 1857, or 1858, are affected by the toredo, to a very con- siderable extent, in fact, I might say, that more than half the piles in this portion are very nearly gone, I mean between the water line and the sand bed. The whole of this part of the jetty, as far as I can gather, was built by the Govern- ment. The second portion, which was built in the year 1865, does not show such apparent signs of toredo as the first ; but, I attribute this to the fact of the piles not having been exposed &nbsp; to the attacks of the worm for the same length of ...