On the 3rd April, 1832, by License at Fremantle by the Rev. J. B. Wittenoom, James McDermott Esq. of Fremantle Merchant, to Elizabeth Ann Turner, daughter of—Turner Esq., of Port Augusta
On the 7th. September last at Preston Point by the Rev. J. B. Wittenoom, Mr. John Weavell to Sophia Logan sister of Colonel Logan of H. M. 63rd Regt.
FOR THE ENSURING WEEK.
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NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS
We have not room for the insertion of "a Settlers letter, on the subject of Soldiers being Shop-keepers; it shall appear in our next provided the name and address of the writer are confidentially communicated to us.
We would wish it to be distinctly understood that anonymous letters for obvious reasons cannot be attended to; it shall be our study to accommodate our Correspondents as far as lyes in our power, but to obviate any delay or inconvenience, we beg to intimate that no communications will be inserted unless authenticated.
Interesting extracts from Colonel Anson's Pamphlet on this Colony, (will if possible,) be inserted in our next number.
TO THE PUBLIC.
Fully sensible of the many obligations I owe to my Friends and the Public, for the flattering manner in which the announcement of the arrival of a new Press was received; and with every acknowledgment for the kind assurances of support and patronage which have been voluntarilly proferred, I again commence my labours in a cause (the true interests of the Colony) which it shall be my constant and unremitting study to advance.
My previous exertions though of necessity greatly circumscribed, I have a gratification in reflecting, met with the approval of those persons whose good opinion I value; I feel myself therefore relieved from the unpleasant and hacknied task of vaunting my principals and intentions: I would only remark that no exertion or expense shall be spared to merit and retain the "golden opinions" from all classes, which I feign cherish the hope I have hitherto enjoyed.
The general satisfaction which has been expressed, at the reestablishment of a Journal in this Colony is an honourable proof that the members of our little community keep pace in the "march of mind" with the advancement of our neighbours; and the constant encouragement which the Press has met with here at so unprecedented a period in the formation of any Colony, has distinguished us abroad, and is as creditable to our intelligence as it is characteristic of the advancement of the present age.
I have no desire to revive the unpleasant recollections connected with the discontinuance of my former Publication, and the establishment by Capt. Graham of a weekly Paper under the title of "The Western Australian" The circumstances I conceive are generally known in the Colony; and to those abroad the minute details of private differences, and personal reflections, can have no interest; I therefore pass over the occurrence with merely this notice, that it is a source of satisfaction to myself, that the tone and sentiments of "The Western Australian" although the title closely resembled mine, would never lead it to be mistaken for the
Western Australian Journal."
- C. Macfaull.
The outline we have given of the state of Affairs in England, as well as the length of our Law Reports, have occupied so much of our Space that we are under the necessity of omitting many interesting Articles ; amongst the rest, some remarks upon the extensive schemes for the encouragement of emigration, which have been submitted to, and adopted by the Home Government. We shall revert to this subject at an early period.
We have unfortunately been disappointed in receiving a report of the several cases which were brought before the Magistrates on wednesday last, in the greater part of which we understand Mr, Marrs, Super-Cargo of the Governor Bourke from Sydney was a prominent character, and "play'd many parts."
The mitigated penalty of £10 for secreting the Sydney Mail, which Captain Akers was adjudged to pay, it is reported will not be enforced, as the Mail was placed under the charge of Mr. Marrs.
On the 26th Ultimo. the Officer's of the 63rd Regiment gave a sumptuous dejeuné to His Honor the Leiutenant Governor Irwin, and a select Party, in the Valley adjoining Mount Eliza. The manner in which this entertainment was "got up," has been the theme of commendation: Indeed it revalled, if it did not surpass any fête of the kind in this Colony.
List of Persons who have taken out Licenses from the 1st. of January 1833:
|Luke Leake||Luke Leake|
|James Mc Dermott||James Solomon|
|C. F. Leroux.||W. R. Steel|
|T. R. C. Walters||Charles Smith|
|Wm. Leeder||Wm. Heard|
|Andrew Adson||Joseph Cooper|
LAURENCE WELSH has been appointed an Officer of Customs, by R. Mc B. Brown Esquire. Collector of Colonial Revenue.
ESCAPE OF TWO PRISONERS FROM FREMANTLE JAIL. William Booker. Sentenced to fourteen years transportation, and Benjamin Hinks,—committed for examination, made their escape from Jail during the last 24 hours. We understand a reward of £20. has been offered for their apprehension.
DESCRIPTION — William Booker Aged 32 Height 5 feet 10 inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair. Dress when he escaped,—Straw hat, covered with oil skin, fustian shooting Jacket white trowsers, and shoes.
Benjamin Hinks, stout and square made,—Height 5 feet 10 inches, fair complexion, light sandy hair, light grey eyes. Dress when he escaped White brown hat, Brown cloth Jacket, Corderroy breeches, White cotton stockings.
Mr. Reveley's Water Mill at Perth; is a work of great importance to the Colony, we shall therefore notice it more fully in our next.
LATEST ENGLISH NEWS.
Up to the 13th August.
We are indebted to the Cape Advertiser for this recent intelligence.
By the kindness of some friends we have been favored with English Papers so late as the 13th of August.
A battle had been fought in Portugal, and both sides claim the victory, which shows that nothing decisive had been done.
King Leopold was in France, marrying Louis Phillip's daughter. Their Majesties were expected at Brussels on the 12th.
The acts of the German despots at Frankfort continue to be spoken of every where with the fiercest execrations, scarcely less strong than those heaped on their brother the "Miscreant" of Russia This latter worthy continues the torture of Poland He has abolished the Polish National Uniform.
After the taking of Damascus, Ibraham Pacha sent a corpse of Cavalry in pursuit of the Cavalry of that place. The Egyptian Army is now marching to attack the different Pachas of the Porte intrenched at Hamah. Mahomet Ali seems in a fair way of compelling the Sultan to treat with him on equal terms.
Young Napoleon is dead He expired at Schenbrunn. So ends the race of him who so long kept the world in awe!
Parliament has voted £57,000 to idemnify such of the Planters in the Crown Colonies as may have suffered any loss by the adoption of the New Order in Council. Mr. Hume said, "if the Ministry would bring forward any sound plan for the Abolition of the accursed System of Negro Slavery, he and the country would not object to an annual grant of 57,000, or of any sum for Indemnification or for Compensation !! This seemed to express the general feeling of the House. Lord Howick defended the Order in Council on this simple ground, "that in two or three Colonies where if provisions had been in force for five or six years no claims for idemnification had been sent; —in fact those Colonies had gained by the new system" From all we have lately seen on this subject we are inclined to believe that slavery, in its present form that is, coerced and unpaid labor, will cease to be known in the British Colonies before the expiration of 1833.
Cholera still rages in England, in Ireland, Scotland, and Canada, and on the Continent of Europe.
The speaker of the house of Commons, Mr. Manners Sutton, has announced his intention of retiring from that arduous office, which he has ably filled for sixteen years. He will receive a pension of £4,000 with a reversion to his son of £3,000 As a matter of course he will be raised to the Peerage.
Lord Brougham's salary has been fixed at £14,000–£10,000, as Chancellor, and £4,000 as Speaker of the House of Lords.
At the request of Lord Althorp, Mr Hume has consented to withdraw his motion respecting the late Governor of New South Wales, General Darling.
Lord Durham had arrrived at Petersburg The Emperor visited him on board the Talavera, and drank the Kings health in grog.
At the auction mart of George Robins axe a shovel tongs, and poker, of solid silver, emblazoned with the arms of G. Watson Taylor, Esq. M. P. a West India Proprietor lately bankrupt Such is the miserable state of West India property!
The whole strength of the Prussian Army now ready to take the field, is 291,000.
The report of the disturbances at Mauritius had reached London.
The new loan (Paris) 150 millions of francs for the service of France, was concluded on August 8. at 98½ percent. The contractors are Rothschild and others to the number of 27.
Cholera had made its appearance in different parts of the United States of America, particularly at New York, where out of 965 cases, 428 had proved fatal
The Archbishop of Canterbury waa grossly insulted in his passage to and within the walls of the Cathedral, by a furious mob. At one time his person was actually endangered!
The following is an extract from the Sydney Gazette.
The brief history of Parliament is this. After the resignation of Earl Grey, the King consulted Lord Lyndhurst (of course through the influence of Lady Lyndhurst with the Queen), about the formation of a Ministry. With the advice of Lord Lyndhurst, tho Duke of Wellington was directed to form a new administration. The condition was "to carry an extensive Reform in Parliament"