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ADELAIDE MINES SHARE LIST, MONEY AND GOLD MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
ADELAIDE MINES SHARE LIST, MONEY AND GOLD MARKET. Share Market — Bubras, £120: Princess Boyals £25 ; Royals, 10s to 12s. Money Market. — Money on Freehold, 10 to 12| per cent. ; do. on Burra scrip, 12 £ per cent. ; do. on discounts, leasehold, small loans, and other security, 20 per cent. Gold Market — Gold, Victoria, £3 17s 6d Echunga, £3 15s 6d. JNO. RICAARDSON, 1R . D. MELVILLE, \ Brokers.
TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
TASMANIA. Hobabt Towx, Sept. 14. — The grain market has taken a considerable decline, owing to the recent im portations from South America, and a further decline is confidently looked for. In addition to the Fingal and Lalla Rookh, other vessels are expected with breadstuffs, and the conse quence is that the? trade is exceedingly dulL and that purchasers buy/only for necessary consumption. Wheat may be Luoted at 10s., and flour at £43. A small parcel of fecellent sample was offered yester day at 14s^ but d«taed, die miller having a suffi cient stock on hand/ Potatoes have ai&o declined, and may now be pur chased at £14 pefr ton, the Mimosa having brought a large quantuyjffom Sorell and its neighbourhood. This vessel hayiikewise brought a considerable quan tity of wheat for this market. So far, then, as bread stvfls are concerned, there is every prospect of a reasonable price, which is yet the more probable from the genial rain, which has fallen to improve the crops. Lauscest...
FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
PRANCE. The French Empebok'b Iixjtess. — The Paris correspondent of the Daily News writes, under date Paris, Sunday evening, June 16th:— ' The Emperor is unwell. The rumour of his illness produced a serious effect on the latue bourse on tne Boulevard this morning. The Rentes were down as low as 67 fr. 10c^ being a fall of a franc and a-half from yester day's lowest price. About 1 o'clock, in consequence of a report that His Majesty was doing well, there was a reaction, and the hist quotation was 67fr. 50a It is beyond doubt that the Emperor is indisposed, but to what extent it is difficult to say, as of course, should his illness be serious, the truth would not be allowed to transpire. He has been bled at least once this morning; Borne people say twice. He is. in bed, and has sufered from very violent colic. This I know for certain. An uneasy feeling in his head is spoken of; but of this I can say nothing on any good authority. The Empress, it is said, passed the whole of the night ...
VICTORIA GRAIN AND FLOUR MARKET. September 3, 1855. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
VICTORIA GRAIN AND FLOUR MARKET. September 3, 1855. Dight's Mills. — Fine flour, £40 per ton ; seconds, £48 do ; Gallego, £42; bran, 2s. 3d. to 2s. 6d. per bushel ; wheat bought at 18s. to 19s. Sd. W. Degraves and Co.'s Mills.— Fine flour, £40 per ton; seconds, £38; Haxall or Gallego, £43; eecondz 48L; bran, 2s. 9d.;per busheL Fulton and Smith's Milk. — Mill stopped for the present Wheat bought at from 15s. fo 16s.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
NOTICE. The Inquirer and Commercial iVcics is pnblisbed every Wednesday, and forwarded by each mail to e/eiy part of the Province. It is also sent to Victoria, Van Diemen's Land, New South Wales New Zealand, Singapore, China, British India Mauritius, the Cape of Good Hope, Great Britain &c, &o, by every possible opportunity. Teems of Subscbtption — Tbe subscription to The Inquirer and Commercial JSreics is 5s. per quarter, or £1 per annum. Single numbers 6d each. Persons desirons of subscribing during the cur rency of a quarter, will only be charged from the date of their commencing. The quarters terminate on tbe 31st of March, 30th June, 30th September, and 31st December, at which period onlt can Subscribers decline, by giving notice in writing, and paying the amount due to the end of the quarter then current Subscribers who do not give written notice to the contrary, are considered as wishing to continue their subscriptions. Mr. F. Glaskin has been appointed Col le...
Markets. GRAIN AND FLOUR MARKET. NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
^rTttrWic (3ilm Ktla. GEADT AND FLOUR MARKET. NEW SOUTH WALES. The latest market reports are those of the 1st Sept, from which we extract the following: — The Mills.— Messrs. Barker & Co.: The recent importations of breadstufis and further shipments looked for have operated to cause a reduction of 10L per ton in the mill price of flour since last report. Fine flour is now quoted at 3O2L, and second quality at 2l£ per ton of 2,000 lbs. Chilian and Valparaiso wheat has been sold during the week at 9s Gd to 10s per bushel. Bran, 3s per bushel. Mr. Breillat: — Owing to the large importa tions of both wheat and flour lately received, a considerable decline in price has taken place Wheat has been purchased in large quantities at about 10s per bushel, and flour is now reduced at the mills to 30L per ton for fine, and 28L for seconds. Bran continues at about 3s per bushel. Messrs. Furlong and Kennedy, — There is no colonial wheat in the market, but the large im portations cf foreign...
Prices Current. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
fjricss Current. £ ? d 'Stoat, fine Adelaide, per bag ? 4 4 0 Do. da seconds ? „.. 4 0 0 Tea,' per chest of 50 catties ? 5 16 0 Ditto, per chest of 25 catties ? 2 18 O CoBee, per Ib ? O 0 6 Sagar, Cosripore, per Ib ? 0 0 6 Brown, per lb. 3£d to ? *..... 0 0 4 Sope, Indian* perewt ? 2 2 6 fixtto coir. ? 1 15 0 Saaces ditto ? .'..:.......'... 0 12 0 , Vinegar, per gallon ? 0 2 6: Pickles (assorted) per dozen quarts ? 0 18 0 Ditto, per dozen pints ? : ? 0 12 0 Salad oil, pints ? 1*0 Ditto, half-pints ? 0 16 0 Mustards, 1-lbs, per dozen ? I 0 0 Currants, per lb ? 0 1 4 Refined sugar, (British) per lb ? 0 0 6 Candles (Sperm, Belmont, &c.) per lb... 0 1 6 Salt, English (fine) per lb ? 0 O 3 Ditto (coarse) ? 0 O *? Tobacco (in bond) per lb ? 0 I 8 Cigars, real Manilla, per thousand. ? 5 0 j| Ditto inferior ? 3 0° Soap (London) per lb ? 0 0° Brandy (in bond) per gallon ? 0 16 * Bum (West India) per gallon ? 0 7° Gin (Booth's No. 1) per gallon ? 0 6 °i Wines, port (duly paid) per doz...
CHILE. Valparaiso— its Population, Commerce, and Civilisation. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
CHILE Valparaiso— its Population, Com merce, and Civilisation A correspondent of the New York Tri bune supplies the following interesting par ticulars concerning the present condition of the important city of Valparaiso :— The aspect of the coast, as one approaches 'Valparaiso from Juan Fernandez on the west, is not by any means inviting, here in south latitude 33 degrees; still less so is it between this and Callao, to the north, in south latitude 12 degrees; in fact, it is mostly composed of sterile mountains, or arid and elevated table-lands, of which I will send you a more particular account when the report of the Government survey of the desert of Atacuma, now in press, shall have been published. Chile has plains, but they are all elevated. Santiago, the capital and distant but 90 miles from this place, is in the midst of extensive plains — girt, how ever, by mountains, spurs of the Croideras, as they call the Andes here; and yet it is less than 1600 feet above the level of the...
Congressional Morality. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
Congressional Morality. We were infinitely amazed three or four weeks ago by a practical joke in Washing ton City upon a number of nice men of Congress. It was too good to be left un published. A couple of merry tellows, one of them a distinguished member of Congress from a Southern State, and the other a dis tinguished ex-editor from Kentucky, con creted a letter purporting to be addressed by a young lady to a very fine looking gen tleman. It was got up in a Srst-rate style. The pretended young lady set forth therein that she had several times seen the gentle man she was addressing ; that she was cap tivated by his fine face and manly form ; that her heart wasdeeply touched by what she saw and heard of him ; that she must make his acquaintance before his departure from the city ; that she hoped and prayed he would forgive her seeming boldness, as it was the first imprudent act of her life ; that she had always moved, and was still moving in the highest circles of the capital ; that...
LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
[?] Whaling. — The Bunbury and Castle Bock and Cheyne's Beach fisheries have all been dissol ved for the season. The whole take throughout the colony, as nearly as we can arrive at it is as follows : — Port Gregory ... ... 30 tuns Fremantle ... ... ... 18 tuns. Bunbury ... ... ... 32 tuns Castle Kock, Vassfl ... ... 38 tuns. Cheyne's Beach ... ... 13 tuns. Total 131 tuns. We have not heard the quantity of bone taken generally, bat at the Vasse fishery, it was lF351bs ? *, ? The American whaler 'Twilight,' Capt. Tomp-s. kins, was at Geographe Bay according to late advi ces. The captain had been very ill, and pnt in for medical advice. His health having improved, he will sail again in about ten days time. The ship has secured 656 barrels sperm oiL
Miscellaneous. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
IJtatkHwous. A letter from the Salt Lake City gives the following account of the debasing results of polygamy in Utah: — 'The Mormons, after their passions, (or, as they call it, their holy desires to people the earth), are grati fied, seldom pretend to support their nu merous wives. Brigham Young declared, last conference, that he did not know how many wives he had. 'Tell the Gentiles/ said he, ' I do not know half of them when I see them.' The majority of these poor women are compelled to work for their daily bread, and many are in such a desti tute condition that they are forced to seek the charity of strangers. It is an actual fact that one of the wives of the Chief of the Apostles gains her livelihood by washing for the boarders of a public house in town. Indeed, it is nothing uncommon for these lords of creation to send their wives out in the canons for wood, and any day you can see women chopping legs and driving cattle to the mountains. Subjected to a slavery worse than can ...
Review. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
leutp. [From Ihe Times.] 'A Journal of the Swedish Embassy, in the years 1623 and 1654,' by the Ambassador Bulstrode Whitelocke. A. new edition, revised by Henrv Reeve. Esq., 2?.S.A. The fete of this book has been singular, and, until now, unfortunate. It is a faith ful record of the first embassy sent forth by the Commonwealth of England, just 200 years ago,, written by the ambassador him self, who was both a man of learning and a man of the world, equally versed in the manners of foreign countries and in the po licy of his own. It preserves with great minuteness and considerable graphic power the conversation and the humour of several of the most remarkable persons of the 17th century, for Whitelocke successively dines and chats with Oliver Cromwell, dances the brawls with Quean Christina, and debates the politics of Europe with Chancellor Oxenstiern. The style is quaint, but vi gorous ;. the manners of the time described witha punctilious accuracy which is extreme ly amusing; and...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
fitfin§ ^nfelUjg^itqe. AHJUVED. 10th Nov.— Cutter Mazeppa, Crake, from Bun bury. Cargo — 23 casks oil, 16 bundles whalebone. 11th — Cutter ZiHah, Cross, from Bunbury. Pas sengers— Messre/H. Chapman, B* Heppingstone. and Nussub, J. Hall, an invalid, and J. Johnston J. bisk, A. Fraser, T. Mannion, J. Agnew, J. Wilson, and J. Wendon, prisoners. Cargo — 5 tons potatoes, 9 kegs butter, and sundries. E33JG GEORGE'S SOUND. ABBIVED. Oct. 4th. — The brig ' Punch,' Ward, master, from Adelaide, with general cargo, and sailed for Singapore on the 23rd inst. 19th. — The American whale-ship ' Congress,' Kelly, master, from the ?whaling ground, put in for water and vegetables ; Sailed for the whaling ground on the 22nd inst. 29th. — Arrived the cutter ' Henry and Mary,' Goss, master, from Swan Biver, with general cargo; a great deal of the cargo got damaged, owing to the vessel being leaky.
The Inquirer & Commercial News. Quid verum atque decens, curo et rogo, et omnis in hoc sum. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1855. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
$&0 JinijuirM & ([[omaujrjpat gescs. Quid vervm atque deceits, euro et ngo, et omnisin hoc sum. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBEB 14, 1855. It is with regret we hear that the Mecha nics' Institute is not in a flourishing con dition, and that it is unable to carry out successfully the objects for which it was es tablished. When the Institute was origi nally formed, there was, as is usual on the introduction of any novelty, much interest displayed by the public, an interest which could not be expected to continue affcqf the first burst of popular fervour had subsided ; yet, making every allowance, we were not prepared to find so much apathy displayed as at present. Formerly there was no lack of lecturers, and during the season the mem bers of the Institute and visitors were fre quently instructed and amused, by the ex ertions of those gentlemen who kindly de voted their time and talents for the benefit of their fellow-colonists in this capacity, but latterly, as is well known, this ...
South Australian Tariff. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
f auili JMistiialian $arif. AH Imported goods, with the following exceptions, are ad mirted at a duty of 5 per cent, ad valorem :— Beer, Sorter, Ale, Cider, and Perry . . 4d per gallon Bricks, Kre and Bath ? Csperl,«K- Coffee ? 6spercwt Corn. Meal, and Flour, viz .- Wheat, Barley, Oats, Maize and Millet, Peas, Beans, and Pulse .. «d per quarter Malt ? 3s per quarter Flour, Meal, Bran, and Poulard . . 1& per J 00 lbs. Fruit (dried), of all sorts ? isperewt Hops .. ? 2d perlb. ron— BarandKod ? losperton Sheet and Hoop ? usperton Pig ? .. .. 2s 6d per ton Pitch and Tar ? is per barrel Provisions and Preserved Meats .. 3s per cwt. Kcsin ? 6d per barrel Spirits «r Strong Waters of aU sorts . . 9* per gallon Sugar — Kenned and Candy .. .. 4s per cwt Muscovado .. .. .« ?? 2spercwt. Molasses ? lspercwt Tea ? 2d perlb. Tobacco— Manufactured ? Is perlb. Unmanufactured -? -? ?? 6d perlb. Cigars and Cheroots ? 2s6dper. lb jSniiff ? iBperlb. Sulphured and tarred, for Sheep. ?wash ? ldper...
Western Australian Tariff. SCHEDULE NO TABLE OF DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
Western ^usiratian garjjfl . SCHEDULE So tabu: of duties. Beer, Porter, Oder and ferry, bottled, 3d per gallon Do do do do in wood, 2d per gallon] Cigars and snuff, per Ib., 2s 6d Coffee, per cwt., 4a Spirits, cordials, or strong waters, not bong perfumed or medicinal spirits, to be used as medicine or perfumery only, for each and every imperial proof gallon, 108 Sugar, (refined or candy) per cwt., 3s Sugar (moist) and molasses, per cwt., 2a Tea, per lb., 2d Tobacco, (manufactured) Is per lb Da (unmanu&ctured) 6d per lb Do. (boiled down, in bond, lor use as 8beep£wash) Id perlb Wine, (bottled) per gallon, 28 Do (in wood) per gallon, is 6d On all goods, wares or merchandize, not otherwise charged with a specific duty, 6 per cent^ according to envoid value. SCHEDULE No. 3 GOODS FEFE OF DOT*. ftTiirrmlq (living) Bread and biscuit Bags and sacks Bale? for wool Books, (printed) sot being account bottles (glass and stone) imported full Bran Bullion and coin Baggage (personal) of i...
The State of Moscow. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
The State of Moscow. A letter from Moscow of the 18th April, in the Patrie, says: — ' The religious fana ticism of the people is more excited here than in St. Petersburg. The churches are constantly filled; all the images of the cele brated saints are displayed, and after the usual services, the priests address the most violent harangues to the people, who leave the churches in a kind of frenzy against the enemies of Russia, and express themselves ready to give their v#ry last kopeck to the Czar towards the expenses of the War. Among the tradesmen there are two in number who are very rich, and it is in a great measure on them that the charges of the war fall most heavily. Notwithstand ing the agitation which prevails, the French, however, are respected, and continue their various vocations without hindrance; they are even the objects of attention to which they were not before accustomed. The rich lords who visit their establishments talk of the French army, the Zouaves, and Chasseur...
New South Wales Tariff. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
itcuj £ oufft mates ^arjf £ s. d. Tea, perlb. ... ... o 0 1| CoU'ee, chocolate, and cocoa ... 0 0 Of Sugar, raw, per cwt ... ' 0 2 6 Ditto refined, ditto ... 0 3 4 Molasses, ditto ... ... 0 18 Dried fruits, per lb. ... 0 0 0£ geer, in wood, per gallon ... 0 0 1 Ditto, in bottle, ditto ... 0 0 2 Wine, not more than 25 per cent alcohol ? ... 0 10 Brandy and gin, Sykes'- proof, do. 0 9 0 Whiskey and Rum, ditto ... O 6 O Iiquers, Cordials, and Brandied Fruits, do. ... ... 0 9 0 Perfumed Spirits, ditto ... 0 6 0 Colonial, ditto ... ... 0 5 8 Tobacco, manufactured, perlb.... 0 10 Ditto, unmanufactured, per lb ? O 0 S Cigars and Snuff... ... 0 2 0 Drawback on Befined Sugar, 3s 4d per cwt.
Administrative Reform. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
Administrative Reform. The following address has been issued by the As sociation: — Fellow-countrymen, the war is the first thought widi all; it is almost impossible to divert attention to anything than, that actual battle has swept down 5,000 men, mismanagement 15,000; that of £6,000, 000, spent upon transport ships, full £2,000,000 were as utterly wasted as if the money had been thrown into the Black Sea; that ships filled with essential stores, provisions, and clothinjr, were ex posed to the fury of, a foreseen storm, and wrecked and sunken from sheer obstinacy. The recent addi tion to the income tax, die increased duties upon tea, sugJ-r and coffee, have been rendered necessary by the grossest blundering and mismanagement. It is* difficult to dispel the doubc that we have not yet before us the entire account of the rear, and are still in ignorance of the total cost of the war. We wish it, however, to be directly understood that die Administrative Reform Association is no mere wa...
Victoria Tariff Rate of duty [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 14 November 1855
Bate of duty Ale, porter, spruce, and other beer, cider s. d and perry, the gallon ? 0 6 Cigars, the lb ? 3 0 Coffee and chicory, the lb... ? O 1 Spirits, or strong waters of any strength not exceeding the strenght of proof by Sikes's hydrometer, and so in proportion for any greater or less strength than the strength of proof the gallon ? Spirits, cordials, liqueurs, or strong waters, sweetened or mixed with any article, so that the degree of strength cannot be as certained by Sikes's hydrometer, the gallon... ? 10 0 Spirits perrumed, the gallon ? 10 O Sugar, raw and refined, and sugar candy, the cwt- ? 6 6 Tea, the lb ? O O Tobacco or snuff, the lb ? 2 0 Wine, the gallon. ? 2 0 All other goods, wares, and merchandise free