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Western Australian Tariff. SCHEDULE No 1 TABLE OF DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
Western J^sfralian $arjf . SCHEDULE Ko 1 TABLE OF DUTIES. Beer, Porter, Cider and Perry, bottled, 3d per gallon Do do do do in wood, 2d per gallon j Cigars and snuff, per lb., 2s 6d Coffee, per cwt, 4s Spirits, cordials, or strong waters, not being perfumed or nioHi^rmi spirits, to be used as medicine or perfumery only, for each and every imperial proof gallon. 10s Sugar, (refined or candy) per cwt., Ss Sugar (moist) and molasses, per cwt., 28 Tea, per lb., 2d Tobacco, (manufactured) 18 per H) Do. (unmsnu&ctuisd) 6d per lb Do. (boiled down, in bond, for use as sheep wash) id jerlb v Wise, (bottled) per gallon, 2s Bo (in wood) per gallon, is 6d On allgooda, wares or merchandize, not otherwise chaegrd r^^W^WW^W^'
Western Australian Bank. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
Western Australian Bank. The Half- Yearly General M**6iig of die proprietors of this establishment was held at the Bank premises, Perth, on the 9Ur instant. Mr F. D. Wittenoom having be^ called to die chair, opened the bnsinoss of the Meeting, and proceeded to lead the fol lowing Report: — JReport cf die Directors' of die Wettam. Australia* Bank for the Balf-Year adng 3& Jhaafrr, 1855. The Directors have great pleasure jtat. Again meet ing the 6barchoidei£r aud in rt&eiris&Jjgeir fcongra tnlfttione upon the prosperous state ^nfee^stebSsh- menjt committed to Uwir*anL,« -'i,--,,^ .« s°SsoSr5^g^^^^ffi, new feature sufikiccflrtMAiaX^a^agiff new enoi^ 't&ey have nevertheless been sttendea irtth same advantage to die Bank; the doable pur ftee having thus been effected of fostering aiming trade, which, at one tune* promised to grow mto gonri^t^Wft magnitude, and of opening a new source of profit to the Company. The employ ment of Western Australian timber ha...
DECEMBER 12. 1855. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
becembeb 12, 1S55. Share Market. — Bdbras, £130: Princess Royal £25 ; Royals, 10s to 12s. Money Market. — Money on Freehold, 10 to 12| per cent ; do. en Burra scrip, 12J 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. RICHARDSON, *Brokeri, D. MELVILLE, j Brokers.
The Baltic Fleet—Projected Destruction of Revel. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
The Baltic Fleet- Projected De struction of Revel. i TJje Times correspondent, dating off the Island of Sesknr, August 24 to Sepie.T bir 2, writes as .fol lows: — ' - — - ^ ' The demolition of the arsenal of Swcaborg and its numerous stores of the munitions of war will, according to information which has reached me from a source entitled to belief, be speedily followed by an attack on another of the enemy's strongholds in the Gulf of Finland. A snpply of rockets, fnr nislicd by the French Government, has recently ar rived at N anren. These destructive eno-ines of war fare are reported to be constructed on a novel prin ciple, having a range of 7,000 yards, and loaded with a shell 30 lbs. in weight If on trial they are found to possess the qualities assigned them, they will be distributed to the steam gunboats and rocket-boats, and by them be thrown into the town of Revg}, for the purpose of reducing the town to ashes, whereby ano ther decisive blow will be struck this year in the Bal...
GRAIN, FLOUR, AND PROVENDER MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
GRAESr, FLOUR, AND PROVENDER MARKET. Flour, £30; wheat, 10s ; bran, Is 4d.; English Barley, 6s to 7s ; Cape ditto, 4s 6d to 5s; oats, co lonial, 5s 6d. MOXTEITH & MUTBHEAD. Adelaide, December 14, 1855. ADELAIDE MINES SHARE LIST, MONEY AND GOLD MARKET.
Critical Position of the Russians in the Crimea. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
Critical Position of the Russians in the Crimea [From the Times, Sept. 18.] It is stated from Berlin, with an appear ance of probability, if not of authority, that fae Emperor of Russia, in communicating the intelligence of the fall of Sevastopol to his uncle, the King of Prussia, in a Tele graphic message, added emphatically that ?' Russia would never make peace upon such a defeat.' This declaration, if it be au thentic, is more consistent with the tone hitherto assumed by the Russian Govern ment than the ridiculous attempt of the principal Russian organ at Brussels to re present the evacuation of Sebastopol as a uuusumuiiucBuu&t; \n. uiiuuiijr genius, lugiiiy favourable to the interests of the Russian army and creditable to the strategical judg ment of Prince Gortschakoff. The evac uation of Sebastopol, and the manner in which it was accomplished without consider able loss, were undoubtedly creditable to Prince Gortscliakoff if he had no alternative left but the abandonmen...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. MERCANTILE REPORT. DECEMBER 12, 1855. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. MERCANTILE REPORT. DECEMBER 12, 1855. The reaping of the wheat harvest in early soils on the plains is now general, and the grain has come forward in sufficiently considerable quantities to en able us again to commence the export of flonr. The few cold days accompanied with night showers, have had the effect of delaying the maturity of the grain On some grounds but notwithstanding this, nothing has been experienced to deteriorate the quality of the crop, which appears everywhere to show a good average of strength, with a full yield. Large parcels of wheat have been sold at 12s., and buyers look now for a Lower figure, as it becomes more abundant There are still holders of old flour asking £50, but new is selling at £38 to £40, and is in favour with the trade. The strange anomaly ap pears this week of an importation of floor, whilst the same day exports of the new crop are going for ward; put there is no doubt that we shall now be in dependent of any further foreign ...
What will the Rusians do now? [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
What will the RusianB do now? Being now on the north side, what will Rinee Gortschaboff doP He has nothing material now to defend that is worth defending. He had lie ships, the property, £he stores to preserve; bat these ate au gone—destroyed, or in possession of the allies. All that is valuable in the Crimea is ours ; and the nature of the place is a surety against our making use of Perekop for the pur pose 01 aavancuig on nussia. in case 01 a nir ther entry into the Czar's territories, that is not the road the allies will take. The work being done in the south, they may possibly be thinking of doing similar work in the north. To stand another siege on the north side of Sebastopol is not demanded even by a sense of honour. Gorts chakoft*nas no hope of dislodging us, and to con tinue his army in the position of our target would be a fault morally, and not in accordance with the obligations of strategy. By retiring he can add to the Russian forces where they can be use ful — on the T...
The Head at the Banquet. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
The Head at the Banquet, Scene. — Tlie Ministerial Whitebait dinner at \ Greetuvich: die company very merry: Mr Punch rises thrcngh the epergne, and bespeaks the guests. Here's crispnees to your whitebait, and savour to your punch! You know me by my bright pate, email legs, and double liuiicii. You're familiar with Macbeth 'a bead, tbat foretells tbe Thnne's bad end. And the Egyptian death's-head— that grim good-natured friend, To diaers in their glory, at Thebes and Memphis old, Which, aa vwnieiUo mori, unpleasant truths out-told. So I'wich, your weekly mentor the dreary session through. From this jovial circle's centre has a lew iatt words tor you. For jaunty Pam, and warlike Pan, for Laasdowne wise ana old; For you, my gallant youngsters, Aigyle and GranvUle bold— Grey, Clarendon, end Lewis— Molesworth ia place at UiSt: For you, men of the future— for you, men of the past. For the last time tbe Lord's order bas to tlie wall been thrust, To the wrath of my Lord Beddtsdale and my L...
New Dynasty for Italy. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
New Dynasty for Italy. The conduct of the improvised repnblican Go vermneuts, and of the .^iciiiau Govcrumeut, during the last revolution,, clearly prove that the Italians are wise and virtuous enough for the exercise of self-government. All that they require is to sink their mutual differences and distrusts in order to combine fur the great purpose of asserting their uuity and independence as a nation. There are dear practical heads and resolute hearts in abuu* dance in Venice, Bologna, Genoa, Messina, and Pa lermo, and generally in Piedmont, the States of the Church, and Siciiy. The resources of the Peninsula are greater than has been generally imagineil. In these days a disciplined, standing army is indispen sable to the assertion of the independence of nations. A fatal mistake has beeu engendered by tlie vic tories of the earlier revolutionary armies of France. It has been imagined that these ainiss were com posed exclusively of enthusiastic volunteers, new to arms. The facts ar...
TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
TASMAXLA. Lacncestok, Dec 1. — Flour, fine, per ton of 2000 lbs., £47 to £50; seconds, £45. Grain: wheat, 20s. to 2 Is; barley, 7s toSs; oats, 5s 6d to 6s; potatoes, old, £10; diho new, £20 to £22. Hobaiit Town, Nov. 30. — Elour: First, colonial, 2240 lbs, per ton, £50 to £52; seconds, £48; Chi lian, per ton, £48 to £50. Grain: wheat, colonial, 64 lbs. to bushel, 19s 6(? to 20s; bran, 20 lbs., 2s to 2s 9d; barley, 5s to 8s 6d; oats, 4s 6d to 6s Cd; po tatoes, £10 to £14.
To Advertisers. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
To Advertisers The attention of those who advertise, and of those who abstain from, so doing, -is especially di rected to Mous Schesinger's opinion on the matter as set forth in his Sauntering* in London, and an extract from which, we here insert: ? -'It is either advertising or being ruined. We have said it before. Many of our readers wiU think this a bold and unwarranted assertion. It is. neither die AnA nnr £|ia~ rfifK«»t-- *fm* Zh its f!nn~.A~Jl ^-. 4j-~ ^ ? v«w uv*. . miMMKf JVU1W, awl 111 SJO JUUJJUCli Vll UM? CjL'* perience of many men of business. Of many ex amples we quote but one. Mr Bennett keeps a large shop of clocks and watches inCheapside. I His watches and clocks are among the best in Lon- J don; they have an old established reputation, and ' J they deserve it. But their reputation is not owing '1 to their excellency alone; it required many years of advertising, years of continual and expensive advertising to inculcate this great fact on the ob tuse, bewildered, and ...
South Australian Tariff. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
^aiiih dUstiiatiatt $arif. ATI Imported goods, with the following exceptions, are a nutted at a dutv of 5 per cent, ad valorem :— Beer. Porter, Ale, Oider, and Perry . . 4d per gallon Coffee ? 6s per cwt Com, Heal, and flour, viz : . Wheat, Bariev, Oats, Maize and MBlet, Yobs', Beans, and Pulse .. 6d per quarter Mall .. ? 3sperqnarter Flour, MeaL Bran, and Pollard .. 2d per 100 lbs. Fnrit (dried), of all sorts ? 4spercwt Hops ? 2dperlb. ran— Bar and Bod ? '. .. 10s per ton Sheet and Hoop ? Us per ton Fig ? .. .. 2a 6d per ton KtchaudTar ? Is per barrel Provisions and Preserved Keats .. 3s per cwt. Besin.. ? 6d per barrel Spirits t»r Strong 'Waters of all Eorta . . 9s per gallon Sugar— Refined and Candy .. .. 4s per cwt Muscovado ? 2s per cwt. Molasses ? is per cwt. Tea ? 2dperlb. Tobacco— Manufactured ? is per lb. Unmanufactured . . . . . . 6d per lb. Cigars and Cheroots ? 2s 6d per. lb Snuif ? lsperlb. Sulphured and tarred, for Sheep SbiDgles and Laths ? 6dperl Trenails and Spokes ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
-louenimcttt daz^ttq, Yesterdays Gazette notifies that Mr E. Sutherland is transferred from the third clerkship of the Colonial Secretary's office to be 1st clerk in the General Post office ; also that Mr G-. Phillips is promoted to be third clerk in the Colonial Secretary's of fice. The appointment of Mr Farelly, as jailor in Perth, is gazetted, as well as that of Mr J. Chipper, Examiner of Weights and Mea sures, for the towns of Perth, Fremantle, and Guildford. Also that of the Eev. W. D. Williams as a member of the General Board of Education. The acceptance of the following tenders is notified : — Richard Smith, — To supply 15 tons of hay at £7 per ton. A. Halliday, — To make mail boxes at va rious prices. Thomas Mason, — To erect a permanent drop at the !New Prison for £25. The approval by the Governor of the se lection of the following oiBeers for the Fre mantle Town Trust is gazetted : — Mr D. Seott, Chairman and Treasurer. Messrs C. A. Manning, } ' H. Carter, / ?»«- t, e « N....
Shipping Intelligence. KING GEORGE'S SOUND. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
Jshiggnuj Jfnietlijgcnw. KOTG GEORGE'S SOUKD. ARRIVED. December 7. — The ship Terror, McGrath, mas ter, a whaler, from Van Diemen's Land; put in for supplies of water and vegetables, and sailed on the 12th for the whaling ground. Same day. — The ship Prince Regent, Walson, mas ter, whaler from Van Diemen's Land: put in for wa ter and vegetables, sailed for the whaling ground on the 14th. On the 9th ultimo. — The brig Louisa, Gillis, mas ter with ponies from Florris Island; lost 48 out of 49 on the passage; put in for water, and sailed for Van Diemen's Land on the 1 lth. On tie 17th. — The brig Belle of the Sea, Brown, master, from Port Phillip; put in to repair sails. Sailed on the 23rd for Java. 24th. — The schooner Tlvane of Fife, McKinr.on, master, from Melbourne, in ballast. Sailed for Swan River on the 29th. 29th.— The barque Alice Brooks, Davis roaster, from Adelaide, with general cargo; sailed for Swan River on the 31st. 30th. — The schooner Wyrinc, MacKhi, master, from Batav...
The Inquirer & Commercial News. Quid verum atque decens, curo et rogo, et omnis in hoc sum. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16,, 1856. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
Quid verumatgy&decens, euro etrogo, etomnisinhoesum WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1856. It is fortunate for the Colonists generally, but especially is it fortunate for this pro. vince that at the head of the Im perial Colonial department is placed a man like Sir William Moles^voi-th — a philosopher, a scholar, a reformer, a man who has but for a short time borne official harness, and who is therefore unlikely to be tramel led by the impediments of official routine ; who has made the history of the Colo nies, their wants and their desires, his study, and the redressment of their wrongs his practice, and is therefore likely to exercise his authority to advance them in political and social prosperity, rather than to depress them by tyranny, or disgust them by neg lect. With such a man the distant dependencies of the empire will not be considered as pro vinces to be coerced, but as budding nations, which require the friendly aid of Imperial power to develop their resources and to stren...
Markets. VICTORIA. DECEMBER, 5, 1855. GRAIN AND FLOUR MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
Ufarfofc* VICTORIA. DECEMBER, 5, 1855. GRAIN AND FLOUR MARKET pT, Degraves and Co/s Mils.— Fine flonr, £44 #? fc seconds, £42 do.; Chilian, £42 do.; Haxall and igBego,none; bran, 2s 6d per bushel: wheat bought gjom 16s to 17s per busheL feilton & Smith's Mills.,-— Fine flour, £46 per ton; ijjfcds, £44 do.; Calcutta, £30 do.? bran, 2s 6d per BE*L Wheat bought at 15s to 16s 6d per bushel. g^~~s~- --' ~ HArilABKBT. fpBest nld bay, £11 to £11 10s per ton ; best new p £6 to £7 da; best bundled do., £5 to £5 5s do.; iiw-iKsninaL fe UTB STOCK HABKET. tpJDssrs. Edw. Bow & Co. report:— Beef.— In the pence of all the country buyers trade has again iJpTery dnlL A Ml supply of catde was brought Kjjjud, the demand being limited, a farther redac m$a price bad to be submitted to. One large lot ilSold to a dealer to hold over for a reaction. First Kfety bullocks may be quoted about £10 10s; ?Eon, £8 to £9 10s; middling aud inferior, lower Kpoportion; «ws and herfers, £5 to £8, accor...
NEW SOUTH WALES. NOVEMBER, 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
NEW SOUTH WALES. HOTBXBEB, SO. Ebb lints.— Messrs. Batter & Co. €onsider fe^mporfBrinna «f flour and wheat hare lately »^Wte. Some carffoes have gone on to the ^^g%.fey^^^aP^PBivii new cropiiavB ^Sa^ered, sand fitom every district the accounts .axe most jwomising. These combined bare caused a t^SndSaa. in the floor. Present prices are— fine, £58; second quality, £35 per ton; bran, Is 6dper busheL The price of wheat is quite nommsL Mr BieiQat: The market is at present very unsettled The continued arrivals from Chili create great on. certainty. A reduction has already taken place, but prices are by no means steady. The mills quote as-foUow^ tfine flour, £38 per ton; seconds, £35; radon, £30; bran, Is 6d per bushel; wheat, los to 12s per busheL Messrs. Furlong & Kennedy : Flour has declined since last report. Fine is now £38 and and seconds £35 per ton ; wheat, 10s 6d to 13s per bushel; bran, Is 6d per busheL Chilian Flour Com pany: Fine, £38; seconds, £35 per ton. Vege...
Prices Current. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
prices tiFnmnt. B; £ g d K Sloor, fine Adelaide, per bag ? 4 0 0 E*~ Do. do. colonial. ? 2 18 0 K Tea, per chest or 50 catties ? 5 16 0 M, Ditto, per chest of 25 catties ? 2 18 0 m_- Cofiee, per lb ? 0 0 6 ?f Sugar, Cossipore, per lb ? 0 0 7 ?ff; Brown, per lb. 3£d to ? 0 0 4 B&Bope, Indian, per cwt ? 2 2 6 KUDitto coir ? 1 15 0 ^B^fike, Java, per lb ? .». ? 0 0 2 ?gr Xftto Patna ? 0 0 2J ^?tCinger, (preserved) per box. ? 1 10 0 ^KpZottled fruits, per dozen ? 0 18 0 ?pSaiices ditto ? 0 12 0 H^Tfnegar, per gallon ? 0 2 6 ?^Pickles (assorted) per dozen quarts ? 0 18 0 K Ditto, per dozen pints ? 0 12 0 kF Salad oil, pints. ? 14 0 ? Ditto, half-pints ? 0 16 0 ?F Mustards, 1-lbs, per dozen ? 10 0 mk: Currants, per lb ? 0 14 Kv Befined sugar, (British) per lb ? 0 0 6 » Candles (Sperm, Belmont, &c) per lb... 0 2 0 ?| Salt, English (fine) per lb ? 0 0 3 HfpDitto (coarse) ? 0 0 1 ?^Tobacco (in bond) per lb ? 0 18 Hr CSgais, real Manilla, per thousand ? 5 0 0 ^B Ditto inferior...
CEYLON. [Newspaper Article] — The Inquirer & Commercial News — 16 January 1856
CEYLON. I By way of ManrMiw we have intelligence from | Ceylon to the 15th ofSepteinber. The Ca/toa. Tbmot | of that date gives the following particular* of pnHdjfe,. - ,'| tempt on die life of die Governor of Ceylon:— ^m :*M 'This morning at 6 o'clock, some excitement was ;1 produced in die Fort by a report diat a man had Jj been shot in making an attempt on die life of ths - -;t Governor whilst in bed early diis morning. f| 'Lest die reports abroad should create alarm, we fj give die following facts. Sir Henry Ward, who .'. :'i sleeps in the north end of Qneen's House, was at 1 dawn awakened by a noise in the dining-room, and J on his looking out of'his room he saw a man (a Cing-, \. alese) making towards him widi a knife in his hand. I Sir Henry atbnce fired at die man widi a small :,| pocket-pistol, the ball passing dirough die shoulder, .'4, below the collarbone, and behind die scapula, and so -H bone being broken die wound is not of a very serious | description. Tbe knife die ...