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GOVERNMENT HOUSE, . PERTH, WEST AUSTRALIA. (See letterpress on page 26.)

City of Perth.

CAPITAL OF.WEST :

AUSTRALIA. -

(Sae illustrations^ on tbiB

page and pa. es 19 and 27.) ;

A gooi deal of attention ' has been directed to We it Australia owing to the recent discovery ot .gold At Coolgardie., We . present this week a number; of illustrations of the city of Perth. Though the popu lation is so small a good deal has been don» in the way of development, and no doubt as the resources of that portion of Australia become better known population will increase at a very rapid rate. One of our illustrations shows a view of the city, taken from Mount Et.zi, and looking eastward. To the right ii seen the River Swan, while away in the distance can be traced the Darling Ran e. In the view given is seen all the business pa>t of the city, but the houses generally trend away to the northward for some dist ance in a very scattered manner. The centre of the city is built on a summit of a saddle of hitrh ground running parallel to the river, and the town slopes gracefully to the watf»r Bide on the one hand and away off to the flat, and bush lanes on the other. Hay-Btreet is the principal business thoroughfare, and

in it are some very com

modious and fine buildings running up in some cases to a height of three storeys, while St. George's Terrace is the centre of the banks and insurance buainesR of the city. The Eastern Railway, of which Fremantle and Beverloy are the terminus, runs in the centre of the city, and chere is now in the course of con struction in connection with that line at P^rth a fine railway station of three storeys containing all the modern appliance and conveniences.

It is by railway that access to Perth is gained on the one side by an easy ride of 12 miles from the port of Fremantle, or on the other by a long and rather tedious journey of close on 400 miles from Albany. Of the latter the private line of the Great Southern li iii way Company runs from Albany to Beverley, a distance of 243 mile3, the rest of the journey by the Eastern railway. The presence of the broad bend of the Swan River at Perth makes a most charming situation for ths city, and full advantage is taken of the broad expanse of water by ¿hose inclined towards aquatic pursuits. It is not deep enough for yachting at Perth, but there is a good 3ft of water eveiywhere (and in the dredged channels 8't or 9ft), so that rowing is not interrupted by promiscuous sand andmnd banks. Perth is rapidly growing out of an old-fashioned colonial town of 60 or 60 years back to a modern city of goodly dimensions. The buildings are all

CITY OJ? PERTH, CAPITAL OE WEST AUSTRALIA.

HAY-STREET-THE TOWN HALL IN THE DISTANCE.

of brick and ßtone, and are for the most part of a ! good bold design. The population is now about

12.000.

Government House, which we illustrate, i=$ situated in the midst of very nice grounds, situated on St. George's Terrace, and backing on Perth Water. The Town Hall, Perth, situated in the centre of the city at the corner of Hay and Birrack street', was built by convict labor, and is of brick and con crete. Inside it is very well arranged, the hall being u-ed for the usual m ul tifa ious purposes of such institutions: It forms an excellent land mark in the city, its tower being seen from all parts. Another of our illustrations shows one face of the block of Government buildings fronting on St. George's Terrace at its junction with Barrack street. In this view are «hown the PoBt and Telegraph O dice as the central figure, with the Treasury Department offnes on the near side, and the office of tho Lands Survey Department on the other side. We also give a view of St. George's Terrace, looking east.

Another illustration, shows Hay-street looking east, taken from a part of its junction with I William-Street, with the Town Hall in the dis

. tance. We give also a view of the new railway j bridge across the Swan Uiver at Burswood, on the South-western Railway (Perth-Bunbury),

which has ju*t been taken over from the con tractors by the Government. On the left hand will be seen the winding of the river in the direc tion of the town of Guildford, situafed on,¿its

banks some nine miles above Perth.

The hero of the hour in Chicago, and a most modest hero at that, is Captain Magnus Andersen, the blonde commander of the Viking boat. It is said that every man, worn m, and child named Andersen in Chicago has called on him, and many I people of that name all over the country have written to him. Most of his visitors of the same name at empt to claim relationship.

j A oertain judge in Chicago, who rather

prides himself on his vast and varied knowledge of law, was compelled not long ago to listen to a case that had been appealed from a justice of the peace. The young practitioner who appeared for the appellant was long and tedious. He brought

j in all. the elementary text books and quoted the

fundamental propositions of law. At last the judge thought it was time to make an effort to i ínu-ry him up. "Can't we assume," he said, blandly, " that the court knows a little law itself ?" I " That's the very mistake I made in the lower j court," answered the young man; " I don't want

! to let it defeat me twice."

Caro of Vehicles

Attention to little details in the caro of a carriage will much prolong its days of usefulness. The wear ing portions of the axles should be well and fre quently oiled a« ter every 20 miles run. Wipe off the skeins with a woollen cloth, also remove all oil and dirt from both ends of the hub. For light vehicles use cae tor oil. For heavy waggons the prepared axle grease is far superior to soft grease. Never allow a waggon to be used until it is so dry that it creaks, as the vehicle thpn needs in creased power to move it, and there is danger to the axle and the hub in the rapid wear.

In all light waggons use leather washers to take up the wear on the ends of the hubs. If the fitth «heel has been properly con structed no oil will be needed on it. The thill coupling should be kept in good, repair and close fit ting. All bolts should be kept in place and rattling of any portion thereby avoided. Do not allow mud to remain too long on the paintod surface. A few pails of water dashed on the waggon when the mud is damp will usually rinse r ff most of the dirt, and by the useof the small hand spraying pump it can be left in a presentable condi tion with but little or no use

I of the eponge. If mud is allowed to dry on the i carriage, it soon deadens the lustre of the varnish [ and renders the paint less durable.

I If possible all waggons should stand upon an

earth surface when not in use. The moisture of the soil prevents shrinkage of the wook work of the wheel, and the tire is thus kept close fitting for longer time than when standing upon a wooden floor. Paint first wears off from the side of the felloes, and on waggons much used this portion should be painted or oiled at least every spring.

Rufus Cb oat e was once called into Maine to defend a brother lawyer who was under a cloud; and, while preparing the case he was taken sick^ the party in whose cause he was acting having to appear before h:m in his chamber with bis wit nesses. One of the latter waB a good deacon who wa^ deeply interested in the case, and was very earnest in deprecating the wrong done his legal friend. "Well, deacon," said th« great la wyer, " what do you think of the treatment uf your friend ?" " I think," was the startling reply, " that it is a d-d shame !" " That is my opinion," said Mr, Choate; "but you have given it a pious emphasis which I would never have aspired to.''

VIEW OF PERTH-AS SEEN FROM MOUNT ELIZA.

ST. GEORGE'S TERRACE.

THE RAILWAY BRIDGE ACROSS SWAN RIVER

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POST OFFICE, TREASURY, AND SURVEY OFFICES.

THE TOWN HALL.

ANOTHER ViEW OF PERTH.

I<". 'J

THE CITY OE* PÉRTÈfc THTE CÁPITAL " , ÖF ^ WEST AUSTRALIA.

(SEE LETTEKPBE8S ON BEEVIOUS PAGE.)

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