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To the Editor of the " Inquirer". Concordia Crescimas. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 January 1842
To the Editor of the ' Inquirer:' Concord id Crcsr im'ua. Sir, — The Perth Gazette some short time back iue-fly observed, ' Tr. is givatly to be re gretted when the discuf-pion of matters of public interest lead? fo the display of angry feeling.' It is also a feeling much to He deprecated that pri vate ouarrels should deter irentlemcn whose talenJs would unquestionably render their attend ance of infinite utility to the public, from being present ni. public meetings. I allude more espe cially, Mr. Editor, to the annual meeting of the Perth Town Trust, from which (though pretty numerously attended) many gentlemen of influ ence were absent; and this is said to have been caused from an ill feeling having arisen on the subject of the jetties now erecting in Perth Water. That there are oomp grounds for this report roust be obvious to any resident of Perth, and with a viuw lo assist in putting an end to a feel ing so injurious to all concerned in the several speculations, and prejudicial ...
To the Editor of the " Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 January 1842
To tlie Editor of the ' Inquirer.' oir, — Jbyery one residing up the river or over the hills feels so much inconvenience from the difficulty of learning where the boatmen reside, and when a boat is goin£ up the river, that it would be most desirable that the boatmen should combine together, net only, as they v.o-x do, to iuvjirt c.crl-ita:rt charges' but -o 'chocre and name some one central place of reference in . Perth, where any one wauling to fend goods to Guildford,or up the river, may learn v»h..-t !.o»'. ; are going, when, and how far, and Ic.vo hi orders. ? MERC Alt) 11.
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.To His Excellency Governor Hutt, Patron of the Society. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 January 1842
ANNUAL REPORT OF TKE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN AGUICULTUKAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. j To His Excellency Governor Hutt, Patron of the Society. gJfif — We have the honor to present to your Excellency our tenth Annual Report, rit the close of one of the finest seasons for Agricultural pursuits the Colonists have experienced. The erops of grain are beyond the ordinary average, and hay unusually abundant. The rains have continued to the present time, and the crass is. therefore sti'l green and plentiful, and stock in consequence is generally in fine condition. The knowledge we have attained, from the experience of twelve years, of our admirable climate, ceems to warrant en almost implicit reliance on the re. gular succession of favourable seasons. This cheering prospect, however, continues damped by a painful feeling, that the absence of a sufficient supply of labour will not enable us to avail ourselves of the resources of the country. It is true that the arrival recently of above one hundr...
HIS EXCELLENCY'S REPLY To the Secretary of the Agricultural Society. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 January 1842
HIS EXCELLENCY'S REPLY To tlie Secretary of the Agricultural Society. Sir, — I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of this same date accompa nying the Annual Report of the Western Austra lian Agricultural and Horticultural Society. . It is highly gratifying to me to find, that tfca statements contain^ Ir. this report fully confirm tho impressions 1 received, in a visit which I lately paid to some of the districts, of our colonial s prosperity. - 1 shall be happy to lean? that the efforts which are making to introduce new and useful plants, and to perfect the culture of those already in the country, have proved successful, and that the additional supply of such diligent and skilful labourers, as Germans and Moravians have else where proved themselves to be, has been ob tained. I request that you will offer my sincere con gratulations to the gentlemen of the committee upon the condition and prospects of the colony, and if I decline stating any reasons in opposi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 January 1842
*Oft LftSCHfiJf AULT AMD GEOGiUfc&E BAY. ^?^ST HP**^ cutter Venus, J. Thomas, ,^«^. _|_ master, will positively sail for ^fafffifgjy- the ahove ports on Sunday next, the mBS&S&a 30th instant. For freight or passage apply to the master, at Fremantle. January 25. ? £2 REWARD. SOME miscreants having, on or about the night of the 20th instant, stolen a boat be longing to Mr. Nash from the landing-place at Mangonah, the above reward will be given for such information as shall lead to the conviction of the offenders. R. W. NASH. Mangonah) Jan. 24. ? ~ RAM-FLOCK, YORK. MESSRS. LANDOR & KNIGHT pro pose to keep a ram-flock, during the season. Flockmasters wishing to have their rame well attended to, on moderate terms, are re quested to lose no time in communicating with the advertisers at York. York, Jan. 22, 1842. ? JH. MONGER begs to acquaint his ? friends and the public in general, that he has re-opened his blacksmith's 6hop, where he intends carrying on th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 January 1842
SALES BY AUCTION, SALE AT FREMANTLE. Ex 'Amelia' TO BE SOLD~BY AUCTION, ' BY MR. D. SCOTT, . At Fremantle, on Thursday, the 27th January instant, without reserve, j A FEW bags of sugar, flour, rice, coffee, dholl, chillis, and other articles. The above being slightly damaged, will be sold for the benefit of all the parties concerned. Also, on tlie same day, By public aaction, or private contract, flour, sugar, rice, dholl, &c. To be sold at reasonable prices. Terms — Cash, or approved bills on England. ] SALE AT PERTH. \ TO BE SOLD~BY AUCTION, ' BY MESSRS. F. MANGLES & CO., * At their stores, Perth, on Wednesday, the 26th ; instant, at one o'clock, at very reduced prices, 1 to close consignments, s PRIME beef in tierces ' Do. pork in barrels Butter, cheese, cranberries l Tea in chests Biscuit ' Port and sherry wines in bottle and in wood Ale and stout in hhds. and 4 dozen cases Brandy, ruin, and gin f Flour in barrels Swing looking glasses t 1 handsome pier do. 5 Boo...
CORRESPONDENCE. THE PILOT DUES.To the Editor of the "Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 January 1842
CORRESPONDENCE. THE PILOT DUES. To the Editor oftlie ' Inauirer.' Sir, — The acute pangs which I suffer when compelled to differ in opinion from the ingenious Editor of the Inquirer can only be compared with those of one given over to the transports of that complaint which seizes a man by the small of his back. Reverence and veneration require me to be silent when I hear the enunciation of his authoritive sentence, whilst on the other hand my fervent zeal for the welfare of a suffering public urges mo into the ranks of dissent. Thus am I torn by contending duties ; appe tite fails, the pulse approaches 120, and to save myself from brain-fever and a certain celebrated doctor, I seize on a pen, and thus give vent to my feelings. You, Sir, seated in your editorial chair, and in the calm contemplation of types and proofs, and of that moral dignity by wkieff foil are surround ed, are almost unconscious of the anxieties Rnd difficulties which at this time afflict us of humbler mould. WJit...
VARIETIES. MESMERISM. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 January 1842
VARIETIES. 4 MESMEBIBM. M. Delafontaine has appeared at the Hanover-square Booms, to exhibit certain experiment! in mesmerism. Hav ing read a lecture, he introduced the subject of his oper ations, a youth of a sallow complexion, and about seven teen or eighteen years of age. He was seated in a arm chair, and the operator took off his left-hand glove, drew a chair to the right of the youth, then placed his left thumb upon the apex of his (the youth's) right thumb, and two fingers on the fleshy part of the ball, and looked him steadily and fixedly in the face. It was about two or three minutes before any visible effects beyond a little spasmodic action, were produced. The somnambulism be ing complete, the operator drove several pins forcibly into the head and cheeks of his subject; but the somnambulist gave no indications of sensation. In fact he seemed dead, and the interest excited in the room was expressed in sup pressed sighs. A phial of concentrated ammonia, to strong that no oae...
THE INQUIRER. WEDNESDAY,FEBRUARY 2,1842. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 February 1842
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1842. Tt is very strange, but it is no less true, that whenever allusion is made in this journal to any subject of public interest, there are not wanting those who, with a sensitiveness peculiar to sus picious dispositions, straightway view it as a per sonal attack, and as an attempt to traduce the par ticular individuals upon whom the subject mat ter may happen to bear. We cannot sufficiently condemn this absurd notion ; it is the thing dove not the doer that con cents us ; in exposing anything (hat we think wrong — whether such exposure be made directly by our own remarks, or through the means of a correspondent, — we have a much better motive than a desire to make an attack upon private in dividuals, of whose existence we only know as they may be brought under our notice by the subject in hand. Some portions of the public must be more or less mixed up with every ques tion so brought forward, and if we were to hesi tate to notice them on this account there w...
To the Editor of the " Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 February 1842
To the Editor of the ' Inquirer.' Sir, — I have to plead my absence from home as an apology to the inquisitive sheep-farmer for not answering his numerous queries before tins, as it was necessary for me to refer to our sheep book to get an exact return ; but I trust your correspondent has not allowed mv apparent neg lect to annoy him as muck as it appears he was at our shepherd getting the first premium. [That there was a slight error in the return I sent to the Agricultural Society I do not deny, and I in tended rectifying it at the next meeting — but it would not have made any difference in the deci sion ef the judges, as we had more lambs in proportion to the number of ewes than any of the other applicants. I will now give you, for the information of the sheep-farmer, as correct an account as I can come at. We had about 563 breeding ewes in our flock last season, fifteen of which had couples, and about thirty-seven tegs had lambs, making altogether 600 ewess which had Iambs; and ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 February 1842
NOTICE. ALL persons found cutting wood or timber of any description, or burning lime, on Bick on Estate, without* my permission, will be prose ;uted by me with the utmost rigour of the law. The above estate is situated about one mile north east of Fremantle. J.DUFFIELD. Fremantle, Jan. 20, 1842. ? __H JH, MONGER begs to acquaint his ? friends and the public in general; that h-* jas re-opened his blacksmith's shop, where he intends carrying on the business in all its tranches; and that, having engaged a person who thoroughly understands his business both as i farrier and blacksmith, he hopes, by a strict at tention to business, to merit a share of their support. York, Jan. 22, 1842. ? MILL MACHINERY FOfe SALE. A LARGE wheel of twenty feet diameter, .composed of metal segments, with other machinery, which may be adapted to a grain or saw-mill. Also, a pair of millstones, of two feet nine inches diameter; price £45 for both, with 6 months' credit. The said machinery was used in a four-...
CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the "Inquirer". [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 February 1842
CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the ' Inquirer.1' Sir, — At last some notice has been taken of my humble endeavour to elicit information on a subject of no small importance ; but what notice ? a shuffling attempt to hide the truth, on the ground , favoofh, that no ttiftn has a right to search after this bashful lady save he be blazoned ftfrth by style and title — an assertion coming with a bad grace from one who himself conceals his name. ? . Before I go further, let me, once for all, sav, that to publish my name, would be but to mate enemies amongst a body of men, most of whom I esteem from the bottom of my heart, however deep may be my detestation of the line of conduct in this matter to which they have been advised, and to which I sincerely hope they have, been unwittingly led. With the body of Methodists I have no quarrel ; with the man who could have advised and administered the Sacrament to a Pagan infidel, I have no peace. I am not to be answered, Sir, because— Ood save the ...
THE FRENCH INFANTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 February 1842
THE FKENCH INFANTKV-. ( From the Naval and Military Gazette, July 5,) i The officers obviously claim priority of notice, for their superior qualifications, their devotion to the Service, and the remarkable contrast which they bear to those of our own Army. Educated at the Military schools, and alwayB subjected to a strict discipline, their hours of study oecu pifcd in the acquirement of the science of war, fortification, surveying, Military drawing, geometry, and mechanics find even their pastimes partaking of a technical cbaractei the iteves promoted to commissions in the Army are in comparably the best officers iu the world. A comparison - can scarcely *be attempted; but it has not unfrequentiy oc curred to me that there arc many points of resemblance be tween them and theofficersoftha Company's service, who, like the French, are a class svi generis, but far inferior in useful attainments. Behold the officers of an Infantry regiment, clad in red pantaloons (some with straps and do...
To the Editor of the "Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 February 1842
To the Editor of the 'Ituntirer' Sir, — I fear you will think I presume too xonch on your good nature in thus so frequently putting it to the test by my uncalled' for lucubra tions. Man is an animal disposed by nature to give advice, but not to receive it. Hence the vast annual expenditure of good council unpro fitable bestowed. Still do we all persist m denouncing the faults of others, and in maintain ing our own. There are times perhaps, when markets fall, and garden produce is held in slight esteem, that Colon'cus rails with too much bitterness of spirit ; but there are times also when he could write more in sorrow than ia bitterness; when he won d entreat rather than counsel. The feverish panic, and the consequent dis tress, which at present prevail throughout the colony, require the sober consideration of every right-minded individual. It is in seasons of alarm that the natural character of men is elicited. The Gelfish and unprincipled rush forward to se cure themselves from pe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 February 1842
1 QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE f , WESTERN AUSTRALIAN AGRI- * 1 CULTURAL SOCIETY. \ rpHIS meeting will be held at Devenish's JL Hotel, Guildford, on Friday next, when it g is proposed to revise the rules of the society ; and ^ such alterations as appear to be necessarily re j quired. a It is also requested that this should be under- £ stood to be a special meeting under zhe existing regulations ; a full attendance is therefore soli- . cited. JOSEPH HARRIS, Hon. Secretary. January 27, 1842. FTTHE Agricultural Society views with alarm, p JL the introduction into the colony of a consi derable number of entire Ponies of a diminutive t race, and beg to call the attention of the owners fl to the dangers arising to the purity of the breed v of horses, from the certainty that many of those animals will in time be found running at large. They, therefore, recommend that the most effector i al measures may be adopted to prevent the evil - / apprehended ; a*nd they have resolved, in all cases of tr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 February 1842
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. The quarterly subscription to this journal commences with the present JVb. The Editor bpgs Iddve respectfully to inform his friends that every subscription is, of right, payable in advance, and he hopes that they will either forward the amount to him at the office, or, if wore conve nient t pay it in to hi* account at the Western Australian, Bank. From those who are. ssvcaJ quarters in ar rear it is only fair to expect an early settlement.
ERRATUM. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 February 1842
EKRATUM. A mistake has occurred in the notice of the quarterly meeting of the Agricultural Society, v ith regard to the day on which the meeting is to tikft placr. It should have been on Friday, the 4th day of March kext, instead of ' on Friday next.' It should also have been stated that the Society will on that day receive the report of the commit tee appointed to amend the rules.
DIALOQUES OF THE LIVING AND DEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 February 1842
DIALOGUES OF THE LIVING AND DEAD. Some very excellent papers have lately ap peared under this head in the Britannia, a new weekly London Journal. We shall from time to time, as local matter is scarce, give some of the best of these, and shall commence with an inter view between Wellington and Marlborough on die eve of the battle of Waterloo. WELLINGTON AND HARLBOROUGD. Hettd-qwtrtert at Waterloo. The night before the battle. The Duke of Wdtiitotm is looking over paper* on a ta ble strewed tottfc despatches. He is alone. W.— How little the world knows of the duties of a gen eral ! What a multitude of thing* be 1ms to do beside com manding the troops ! Here I stand, in a dozen differeut capacities at this moment — ambassador, negotiator, ad miuntrator, chief commissary ; for everything falls on my shoulders, down tn the forage and the baggage-train. — Then, there is the difficnlty of reconciling the peevish claims of all the petty soverefernties, quieting the jealousies of kines of a ...