FREMANTLE POLICE COURT.
(Before Ur. J. (7. Slade, PM.) MONDAY, April 4. KKIGHT V. filBKSKSHAW.
This was a summons brought under 7 Vic. 13., by Godfrey C. Knight, as agent for Mr. Henry Carter, in England, against one Richard Birkenshaw, to recover possession of certain building lots, Nos. 56 and 56, in the town of Fremantle, held by defendant as tenant On sufferance.
Mr. George Parker appeared for com plainant, Mr. Horgan for defendant. Mr. Parker stated the plaintiff's case at much length, and was about /w.lHwg evidence when Mr. Horgan interposed, directing the attention of the Court to the Act, which he read. Mr. Horgan observed that the case did not come within the Statute, which pro vided only for particular tenancies, and did not provide for the present case, a tenancy on sufferance, and, therefore, the Court had no jurisdiction. The Court, holding that it had not juris diction, dismissed the case. FataIi Accident. — A teamster named James Shepherd, in the employ of Mr. John Stevens, of Wandering, was killed by a waggon passing over him last week, on the Albany road. Death or MBv Habx. — We regret to announce the death, after an illness of about a fortnight, of Mr. G. E. C. Hare, the Government Resident at Albany. The deceased was very widely respected, both as a private gentleman and. a magistrate, and much sympathy is felt for his numerous family in their sad and somewhat sudden bereavement. Mr. Hare received the ap pointment of Resident Magistrate at Al bany as successor to the late Sir Alexander Cockburn-Campbell, about fourteen years ago. The Jarrahdale Timber Company.— Mr. William Rigg, on behalf of the Direc tors of the Jarrahdale Timber Company, invited His Honor Judge Wrenfordsley, the members of the Executive and Legislative Councils together with a number of other gentlemen, to a trip to Rockingham, and thence to the Company's works at Jarrah dale, on Saturday last. The visitors were accompanied by Mr. Rigg, and were con veyed from Perth to Fremantle by special train early on Saturday morning, and after a short interval, were driven to Rocking ham in several carriages, where they break fasted on board the fine ship Rollo, then lying alongside the company's wharf, which was gaily decorated in honor of the occasion. We regret that we are obliged, through want of space, to reserve a full report of the day's proceedings until our next issue. Messbs. Wilkinson, Courthope & Co.'s extensive sale of station property in the Williams district, will take place at their Mart, in Hay Street, at noon to-day. The 'No Place Inn.' — The citizens have to welcome back to the management of this favorite hostelry one whose name was, up till a year or two ago, associated in the ranks of our most popular and obliging of Bonifaces. We allude to Mr. George 8 add, who, on resuming direction of affairs at the 'No Place,' may, we are sure, reckon upon even something more than the extensive custom he secured during his previous proprietorship. OrFrciAi ApromTMXirTS : — Yesterday's Government Oatette contains the following announcement of appointments : — R. C. Loftie, Esquire, Police Magistrate, Perth, to be Government Resident, Deputy Treasurer, and Sub-Collector of Customs for the Plantagenet District, and Chairman of Quarter Sessions and Magistrate of the Local Court at Albany; R. J. SholL Esquire, Government Resident, Roeboume. to be Police Magistrate and the Magistrate of the Local Court at Perth, also Resident Magistrate for the Swan District and the Magistrate of the Local Court at Guildford ; Laurence S. Eliot, Chief Clerk in Colonial Secretary's Office and Registrar General, to be Chief Clerk and Accountant in the Treasury ; E. H. Laurence, Esquire, Resi dent MagistrateJGreenough, to be bookkeeper in the Treasury; R. A. Sholl, Chief Clerk and Accountant in the Treasury, to be Chief Clerk in the General Post Office; W. A. Stone, Chief Clerk in the General Post Office, to be Colonial Storekeeper ; C. H. Clifton, Secretary Central Board of Educa tion, to be also Registrar General and Registrar of Brands; James Laurence, Probation Clerk in Colonial Secretary's Office, to be Clerk to the Registrar General. Magistebial Changes. — The death of Mr. Hare wOl bring about eeveral changes in the stipendiary magistracy. Mr. Loftie, the Police Magistrate of Perth, has been appointed Mr. Hare's successor as Govern ment TtngMont- at Albany, and Mr. Sholl, the Government Resident at Roeboume, to the office of Police Magistrate of Perth. The names of several gentlemen have been suggested as likely to succeed Mr. Sholl, but there is little doubt the vacant post will be offered to Mr. Fairbairn, who, as Resi dent Magistrate at Busselton, would most likely be relieved by Mr. Wynne. The Proposed New Line of French Stkameks to Australia. — Some farther particulars respecting the proposed snb ventionized steam line between France, Australia, and New Caledonia are given in the Economiste Francais. The bill is already undergoing examination by a Parliamentary Commission, which has apparently pronounced in favour of Mar seilles as the port of departure. This result has naturally pleased the people of Marseilles, and has proportionately dis appointed the people of Bordeaux. The Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce has consequently urged the claims of that port in ft letter to the Commission. It is urged that an injustice will be done if Bordeaux is deprived of a trade which she
has already partly developed, the majority of the French reseda proceeding to New Caledonia having hitherto started from Bordeaux, which place provides the chief outward cargo. This has consisted mainly of wines and other food stuffs. The return cargo again consists of fine wools, which have their chief French market in Bordeaux and Havre costs relatively little. It is for grain cargo only that Marseilles appears to present any advantage as a market, and this advantage has been diminished this year by the increased arrivals of American grain at Atlantic ports and the decreased shipments from the Black Sea, for which latter Marseilles is, of coarse, the most convenient port of entry. An Australian line from Marseilles would go by way of the Suez Canal, and would only connect with Reunion by means of a branch service, as in the case of the present Indo-Chinese line. Forty-two days would be required for the passage to Australia. A Bordeaux line would go by the Cape, and would not only have the advantage of offering facilities for developing French trade with South Africa, bat would cull directly at Reunion, and reach Australia in thirty-eight days. It is argued also that the vessels might touch at the Senegal, and enable the Messageries Maritime* to shorten their passage to Brazil and the River Plate. The Messageries Maritime Company, who are expected to obtain the new concession, have offices at Bordeaux
as well as at Marseilles. The Economiste Francais considers that these arguments are weighty, and points out that if the vessels start from Bordeaux the interval between the departures will be longenougb to enable the vessels themselves often to collect and deliver cargo at Havre without transhipment, a coustferation which should induce the Chambers of Commerce of Havre and Paris to support the claims of Bordeaux.