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Bunbury Southern Times (Newspaper) - April 27, 1891, Bunbury, Western Australia National Library of Australia Adelaide steamship company limited mail passenger and cargo services. The above company despatch their coastal and inter colonial steamers As under from the Eastern colonies. Bul Labba from Melbourne saturday May 2. Adelaide wednesday May 6. Rmnidekid.T. From Albany. For Vasse j Bunbury i Albany tuesday May 6. Fremantle a from Vasse and Bunbury. For Fremantle Dongarra Albany wednesday May 6. U Geraldton Flinders Friday May 8. Tran shipping at Fremantle from. Fremantle. For Dongarra Fli Debb tuesday april Geraldton 28, at 4 . For Geraldton Sharks Bay Carnarvon Ashburton Cossack pearling gds Roebuck Bay Derby Wyndham port Darwin from Fremantle. For Bunbury v feb Bibb Vasse wednesday May i Quinda Lup at noon. For Bunbury Vasse Hamlin j Viot Biak 2 Albany wednesday april 29, at h Adelaide i s . Melbourne i Sydney j James Lilly local Man Abb. Bulb but april 25,1891. Floth attest baulk monday april 27 at 430 ., Tran shipping to Rob boy at Roebuck Bay. 4591. Transfer of land act 1874. Take notice that Maria Bridges of bus Elton widow administer matrix of the estate of George Benjamin Bridges deceased has made application to be registered As the proprietor of an estate in fee simple in Possession in the following parcels of land situate in the Sussex District via Sussex locations 21 and 44. Location 21 20 acres bounded of the North West by 8ussex location 44 extending from that location s South Corner North 55 degree East 11 chains so links to the Shore of geography Bay pass ing through a Post 1 Chain 30 links from High water Mark on the South West by a line extending South 35 degrees East 17 chains 80 links to a squared Post. On the South Bast by a line extending North 55 degrees East about 7 chains 70 links to a Publio Highway passing through a Post 70 links from said highwater Mark and on the North Mast by about 4j chains of Aid Publio Highway and then by aforesaid Shore to East end of North West Boundary. Location 44 10 acres bounded on the North Bast by the Shore of geography pay at highwater. On the North West by Aline extending8 chains 60 links South 55 degrees West from a spot on said Shore 1 Chain West and 16 chains South from the extremity of Point Dalling passing through a Post 8outh 55 degrees web from highwater Mark to a Post on the South West by a. Line extending East 55 degree South 10 chains 7 links to a Post and on the South Bast by a line extending North 65 degrees East 11 chains 30 links to Shore aforesaid through a Post j. Oharu 30 links South 55 degree West from highwater Mark. And further Tare Nemos that All persons other than the applicant claiming to have any estate right title or interest in the above parcels of land Abb hereby required to Lodge in this office on or before the 16th Day of May next a caveat forbidding the same l rom being brought under the operation of the act. Alfred e. Burt. Registrar of titles. Land titles office Perth 1 11th april 1891. Stone 4" Burt Perth applicant s solicitors commercial. Bin baby saturday Albu. 25. Selling a Bibb. Adelaide boiler flour �1310speiton do. Superfine. �13 colonial boiler flour. �12 per ton. Barley. 3e. 6d. Per Bushel Oats. 3i. 6d. Wheat. 4s. To 4s. 3d. Pollard. �7 per ton.bran�5 10b. To �6 chaff. �5 to �510s. Bone dust. �7-10s. To �8 cheese. Is. 3d. To is. Fid. Per la. Sugar. 3d. To 4id. Tea. Is. 6d. To 2s. 2d. Colonial soap .2?s. 6d. To 24s. Per cwt. English soap. 28s. Candles. Lod. And lid. Per . To is. 4d. Per la. Bitting prices. Kangaroo skins 3s. Per la. Butter is. 4d per la. Potatoes �610s. To �7 per ton. Onions �610s. Per ton. It Tantod at once a general w servant a boy kept. Apply mrs. Stafford West australian Bank Bunbury. Weathebee poet. A Bihar . Week ending april 25,1891. Bar. 29 89 3096 3025 80-12 3010 30 2s thermometer Max. Min rainfall. Wind previous 24 hours 87 b 8 so Bart Fra Jolarr Ageg Antr eat Fig. Married. On april 21st at the Brunswick by the Rev. Joseph Withers Sohit a Babidge of White rocks to Eli Kob Bebe Kelsaw second daughter of the late Henry Thompson Ker. Clit Sou Tjem i Ijuan. Monday april 27. The press of the australian colonies has not been lacking in the Supply of a full True and particular account of the sayings and doings of the Dele Gates at the Federal convention the business transacted however has been confined in a very exclusive extent to the abstract and general principles of federation the details of which we Are left to learn from the draft Bill which in due course it will be necessary to give prominent publicity to throughout the colonies inter ested. It can hardly be hoped to pass a measure of such comprehensive legislation without submitting the minutest provisions of the Bill to the various states concerned. Much will doubtless be said on the subject of the name by which it is proposed to designate the Union. Shakespeare was of opinion that there is nothing in a name but it remains to be seen if lesser Britain will not View with ominous significance the designation of the Commonwealth of Australia As applied to the Federated states of Australasia and it will unquestionably take time to extinguish the associations historically connected with the word in the English mind and to educate it to a dispassionate contemplation of its revival. To Western Australia with her comparatively unencumbered heritage it remains to decide if she will consent to assume the liabilities involved in this Gigantic company of plunging partners. The question briefly to be decided is whether the Virgin wealth of Western Australia is to be made the common property of any impecunious state or As the convention graphically expresses it the Commonwealth of Australia. At the convention even it was alleged that federation meant the wealth of Australia made common to new South Wales and Victoria by reason of its disproportionate preponderance of representatives. Unless the quid pro quo is much extended we take leave to doubt whether Western Australia with her isolated position and physical barriers to reciprocity will be a Participator in the fruition of an Early federation. Alienated by the physical features that isolates our Colony from its Neighbours and dears us from the Clobe communion that Fosters and regulates the relations and interests i of the Eastern colonies it will doubt i less be deemed no less necessary than prudent to defer our Entrance into the charmed Circle of the common wealth until the formidable obstacles that nature has intervened to obstruct our Commerce has been corrected and removed by the Commonwealth which i to be effective must be aimed to bind us in closer Harmony and Accord and which can Only be effected by a line of railway to unite us with South Australia and without which our connection with federation can be ouly nominal the startling proposition has been advanced and accepted by the convention that any member of the convention agreeing to the pro posed Bill will be bound in honour to to Bis Best to get it carried through the parliament of his Colony. This is an extraordinary pledge to demand when it is considered that the Bill at debt and by its warmest supporters has been characterised As a Bill of com promises and a it is certain in its present form to meet with Strong opposition in both new South Wales and Victoria on the question of the Powers of the Senate we apprehend the same Fate will follow it in Many other quarters and especially so in our own Colony when the details of the measure is before the Public. Or. A. Forrest whilst alone in this Colony s representatives in voting on the title of the Bill embracing the term Commonwealth raised a crucial Point in a practical and patriotic Rei Renoe to the circumstances of this Colony on the subject of payment of members and the Colony will unquestionably support him in his Contention against such an unjustifiable and iniquitous impost and the question must be asked and satisfactorily answered As to what we Are to receive in return for. Our Large contribution to the enormous expenditure that will be required for the maintenance of the common wealth. If in the language of the Hon. J. W. Hackett the practical test is applied of each Colony Basing its support to the Bill upon the amount of Benefit accruing to a Colony from its adoption we opine that the views entertained on the subject will be very divergent. It would be pre mature to Deal with the minutiae details of the Bill As it will shortly be before the Colony in its entirety. The Tariff question has not been touched upon and the Federal City was a subject too dangerous to approach and whether the lower House As representing the people is to Wield the balance of Power has vet to be deter mined the basis of representation As decided upon Willarae tidally reduce West Australia to a nominal depend ency without political Power or in fluence in the Commonwealth. The abolition of tha privy Council As a court of Appeal has already evoked much Adverse criticism and or. R. C. Baker very expressly and tersely characterised the Bill As aiming at the government of the people of Australia by the people of new South Wales and Victoria and there is much Force in the observation. We think that nothing Short of sir Geo. Grey s motion will meet the exigencies of the. Case and Trust with him. That before the Bill to constitute the Commonwealth of Australia is Laid before the British parliament it should be submitted and adopted by a majority of the plebiscite or Australia to which each voter should give a single vote. News and notes. Do. Way Lew colonial surgeon has resumed his official duties. The Walkaway Dongarra Section of the Midland railway was opened by the Hon. H. W. Venn on Friday the 17th inst. If you wish to enjoy the Comfort of a pleasant Light try messes. M. Hay & sons 150 test Crystal Kebo 8ene Oil at 17s. Per . Do. Scott Hon. G. W. Leake and messes. S. S. Parker e. T. Hooley and t. Little have been appointed members of the aborigines Protection Board. On the 17th the extensive premises of or. Robert Smith Saddler Barrack Street Perth were entirely destroyed by fire. The loss is estimated at about �5,000. My. J. C. G. Foulkes of Bunbury late of Oswestry Salop England a solicitor of the supreme court of England has applied to be admitted As a barrister and solicitor of this Colony. At the request of or. J. A. Evans we notified in our Issue of the 6th inst. That the West australian Timber company had changed hands in Lon Don and that an Early resumption of operations would take place we Are now desired by that gentleman to announce that the statement was unfortunately premature. Do. Wollaston who arrived at Albany on the 16th inst., has been engaged by the Premier to examine into the working of the customs department in this Colony and to report with a View to reforms that will effect a reduction in the Cost of collection. Or. A Wollaston holds an important position in the victorian customs department. Air another column will be found a letter from or. Sale the superintendent of census expressing the Hope that any persons who have reason to believe that they have been Over looked will communicate with him direct. We feel sure we have Only to direct attention to this important matter to ensure or. Gale s reasonable request being promptly attended to. After the Farewell performance of the Taylor Carrington company in St. George s Hall Perth on the 17th inst., or. Taylor returned thanks for the patronage accorded to Bis com. Pany during their stay in this Colony �1,000 profit having been netted As the result of a season of Only ten weeks. They would carry with them the warmest recollections and or. Taylor said that having done so Well the Colony would never want a Good word from Bim. He hoped to re visit the Colony in about two years time the eastward mail by which Quiny were hoping to hear of rain having fallen on the Murchison arrived in Geraldton on monday evening last. We regret however to have to state says the victorian express that it did not bring the news we were so for no serious result we should mention is anticipated by those settlers who have had the Good sense and the Means to provide Wells on their stations but unless rain soon comes those who Are unprepared not for a Rainy Day but for a dry season Mast inevitably suffer very serious losses and a Baa lambing. The quarterly financial returns just published in the government Gazette Shew an increase of �10,525, com pared with the same Quarter last year. The total receipts amounted to �141, 269 As against �180744 during the corresponding period of last year. The principal increases Are land rail ways and customs receipts. Under the principal Heads were i customs �41,217 Laud �64,522 licenses �6,7 i postage �3,595 Telegraph �2,862 railways,.�12,958 Stamps �2,465. The expenditure is �80910,. Against �806 f or the March Quarter. Last year.5 the Feli Iii to the credit " of the Colony at the Hegi uiting. Of this Quarter is �105958. As Adelaide contemporary mentions that this Premier of Western Australia i has officially called the attention of the Marine Board of South Australia to a letter which appeared in a recent Issue of the ajuts Alum advertiser Alban signed by a number of Pas sengers who had travelled by the Steamer Albany complaining of. The overcrowded state of the vessel. Or Forrest hoped that the Board would see that the regulations with regard to the Cumber of passengers allowed on such boats were strictly enforced in the future. It has Beau decided by the Board that the commissioner of police be requested to commission the police officer who accompanies such Steamer Down the port River when he thought that the vessel was carrying More than the authorised number of Pace engers to Check the Nui Noer. Otje Bridgetown correspondent has on several occasions referred to the ravages committed by the Silver eyes in the vineyards in the Blackwood District and the inquirer says the Colony s grape crop this year has been one of the worst experienced for Tsany years past a considerable Quantity having been destroyed by the Bird pest known As the " Silver Eye which have been so plentiful in some of the vineyards As to be caught by the Haud. In one locality As Many As ten thou Sand have been destroyed and yet no appreciable difference in their num Bers is observable. The appearance of these Birds in such Large numbers has not been known since the year 1872 the period of this Colour s last flood consequently the visit of the " Silver Eye in such huge flocks is believed some of our weather Wise colonists Fco have a Peculiar significance during the coming Winter season. Last wednesday the government geologist or. H. P. Woodward left Perth on a tour southward for the purpose of examining the whole of the Darling flanges from Perth Perth with a View of ascertaining if possible the value of the. Aur Ferous Pyrites which have been found to exist considerable quantities at the can

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