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SPLINTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
SPLINTERS. THE Anniversary Meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, held on the 28th May, was one of the most interesting' meetings ever held by that body. The Victoria Gold Medal, the highest honor which it is in the power of the Society to &lt;eonfer, was presented to Lady Franklin and Sir Leopold M'Clintock.-Important information has been promulgated re garding the North. American Telegraph scheme. The Government have under taken to despatch the steamer Bulldog, under the command of Sir L. M'Clintockr for the purpose of taking soundings in the proposed line of telegraphic commu nication.
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY. BANDED STILT. Cladorhyncus Pectoralis—GRAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY BANDED STILT. Cladorhyncus Pectoralis-GRAY. THE Banded Stilt is an inhabitant of the Western Coast of Australia, where it lives after the manner of, and associates frequently with, the Avocet. It is sometimes shot in the neighbor hood of Adelaide, but on very rare occasions. The body is white ; the breast cross ed by a broad band of chesnut, border ed with black; the wings and centre of the abdomen are black; bill black ; legs redish yellow. The band on the breast is sometimes greyish brown instead of chesnut. This bird is about fourteen inches in length, and fifteen inches in height. Some specimens have been seen without the bands on the breast; and whether this mark is merely assumed during summer, or is distinctive of the sexes, is not yet satisfactorily determined. G. B. M.
HOW COTTON IS GROWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
HOW COTTON IS GROWN. FROM a new American book called ' A Thousand Chances for Making Money,' we extract the following account of the successive operations in cotton planting, as conducted in tjie United States; By altering the months to Suit our Seasons no doubt the same process would answer here. The preparations begin ih Jannary; at this time the fields are covered with the dry and standing stalks of the last year's crops. The first care of the planter is to clear up for ploughing. To do this the 'hands' commence by breaking down the cotton stalks with a heavy club, or pulling them np by the roots. These stalks are then gathered into piles, and at night-fall set on fire. This labor, together with ' housing the corn,' repairing fences, and farming materials, consumes the time up to the middle of March, or the beginning' of April, When the plough for the nefct Crop Commences. First the water furrows are run from five to six feet apart, and made by a heavy plough, drawn either by a t...
The Australian Home Companion, AND BAND OF HOPE JOURNAL OURSELVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
&|je Husfralratt ]gome Companion:, AND BAND OF HOPE JOURNAL OURSELVES. IN commencing this theme we feel as nervous as an old lady cutting her corns with a rusty razor; not because we auger ill success to our renewed appeal to our numerous patrons; but because we are tenacious of further taxing their kindness;-we arfc fearful of frightening our friends from us with our melan choly moans for money: Nothing but hard necessity, allied to a sense of duty, induces us at present to conquer our qualms, lay before our readers a candid confession of our circum stances, and ask them once more-and for the last time-to save the ' HOME COMPANION* from being cast homeless upon the world after it has tried so long to make many 4 homes holy' and happy. 'Tis now in the fifth year of publication (the greatest age yet attained by a serial of its kind-a fact worth consideration), and very few of our readers are aware of the slavery we have endured during that period. Difficulties, stern enough t...
HINTS FOR HOMES. KEEP OCT OF DEBT. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
HINTS FOR HOMES. KEEP OCT OF DEBT. Avoid it as you would war, pestilence, and famine. Hate it with a perfect hatred. Abhor it with an entire and absolute abhorrence. Dig potatoes, lay stone walls, peddle tin ware, do anything that,is honest and useful, lather than run in debt. As you value comfort, quiet, independence, keep out of debt. As you value good digestion, a healthy appetite, a placid temper, a smooth pillow, sweet sleep, pleasant dreams, and happy wak ings, keep out of debt. ADVICE TO YOUNG LADIES. If you have blue eyes you need not languish. If black eyes you need not stare. If you have pretty feet there is no occasion to wear short petticoats. If you are doubtful as to that point, there can be no harm in letting them be long. If you have good teeth, do not laugh for the purpose of showing them. If you have bad ones, do not laugh less than the occasion may justify. If you hive pretty hands and arms, there can be no objection to yonr play ing on the harp if you play well. ...
CHARADES, &C. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
CQARADES, &c., I. like Hope in the face of affliction, Across the dark ridges it burst, And swept o'er the valleys and fountains, In floods of effulgence-My first. Like Happiness dwelling with childhood; By earthly misfortunes unvex'd.; It came for to silver the mild wood, Tq sleep on the branches-My next. Like holy Religion bestowing Her light on a sin shadow'd soul; O'er the face of the water's t'was throwing, Its riches of tribute-*My whole. II. The myall drooped above the quiet stream, That stole along a lone sequestered glade; Where like the music in a fairy dream, The balmy breezes thro' the cedars played. Encircled with a wreath of golden fame, That flung a warm reflection far around; My first like some celestial spirit came, And gazed from heaven on the misty ground. In arrowy rays my silver second crept, Across the forest belted mountains brow; And fanlike spread, to where the river slept, Among the waving rushes down below. Here as I stood beneath the stary light, ...
NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
NOTICES. TH* VoruNTEBas' HANDBOOK.-This is a very neat book issued from the Caxton printing offiice, George-street; it contains a large amount of in formation for Volunteers, and will tend to help them considerably in conquering the difficulties of drill. The instructions include Drill-marohing, Manual exercise, Piling arms, 8word, Bayonet exercise, Platoon exercise, Company Drill, &c., &c. A number of illustrations, by Mr. W. G. Mason, are also given as well as six pages of music, shewing the bugle calls. No doubt at the present crisis this book will command an exten sive sale. Youno Men's CHRISTIAN AssoczaTioir Lxcspobbs. -On the 27th the fourth of the present series of lectures in connection with the Young Men's Christian Association, was delivered in the Temp erance Hall, Pitt-street, by M». Asfchur Hodgson, M.L.A., F.G.R.8.,-the subjeet selected being the Seven Churches in Asia.-And on September 3rd,, tfce Kev. T. Beaizley delivered the fifth of the series, whic...
THE UP AND DOJN TRAINS OF LIFE. CHAPTER V. Ethel. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
THE UP AND DOJN TRAINS OP LIFE. (Continued from page 891. CHAPTEK Y. Ethel. COMB back, good reader, a few steps in the order of time; and upwards a few grades in the ranks of this world's society. It is the day after the 'excitable person' has been sent to learn more self control, and sent also to learn never again to presume upon recognition, if she meets him, of her child's father; and there, leaving half her prison allowances untouched. Cicely is bitterly rueing her momentary pride in giving back the portrait, and is wondering whether Dan will be in the house when she goes back not knowing, as we know, that, fearing what she is hoping, Dan has 'given notice,' and is away on the tramp. Seven miles from Laston Towers we will take up our standing, If you please, somewhere not out of hearing, while a conversation goes on between two ladies in a small room, quite as elegantly furnished, and quite as oblivious, in all respects, of gaol or of workhouse, as any apartment in the magistrat...
CORRESPONDENCE. QUESTIONS ASKED BY OUR SUBSCRIBERS [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
CORRESPONDENCE. QUESTIONS ASKED BY OUR SUBSCRIBERS 146.-Does a signature signed in intoxication hold good in point of law ? F. J. DENGATS. 147.-Can any of your readers give me the pro per pronunciation of the word * Marianne' ? AMOS. 147.-Can any of your readers inform me who first built Vaucln8ef Was it Sir James Hayes and is it true that he filled a trench round it with Irish bog t - CAHOLINK. The following amounts have been received :: | Johnson, 6b ; Pearce, 12s 6d; Nugent, 10; Doast, 45s; Armstrong, 2s 6d; Davey, 7s 6d; Taylor, 20s; Waugh,27s 6d: Aruheim, 10s; Chapman, 5s; Brooks, 10s; Blair, 8s 9d; Cadden,40s; Clark, 2s 6d; Hawley, 19s ; Spooner,2s 6d: Mmrehissan, 7s 6d; Nixonl 10s: Fereday, 7s &lt;Jd; Cohen, £1 6e6d.
FACTS, FUN, AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
PACTS. FUN, AND FANCY. POLITICAL CAPITAL.-Private interest. SEMPSTRESSES.-' They come like shadows, sew depart.' THE PRETTIEST TRIMING FOR A WOMAN'S BONNET.-A good humoured-face. THE best counsel for plaintiff and defendant Don't go to law. ON a child being told, the other day, that he must be broken of a bad habit, replied, 'Papa hadn't I better be mended !' ' I'LL be with you in a crack,' as the rifle-ball said to the target. ARE eyes ill-treated ? Yes, they are lashed all day, and get a good hiding every night. THE SEXTON AND THE DOCTOR.-A sexton said, 41 always carry the doctor's work home when it is done.' AN IRISH SCENE.- Old Party (very naturally excited), Why confound you! You are wiping my plate with your handkerchief! -Waiter (bluntly): I'ts no eonscquence, sir; it's only a dirty one.-Punch. A YOUTHFUL member of the Sydney Volunteers, on returning home one evening, told hia father that he had just got his arms. ' Arms,' said the ancient dryly,' I'm thinkin when the enemy c...
CHAPTER VI. A Foundling Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
CHAPTER VI. A Foundling Hospital. 4YES, yes, child, but even the angel didn't carry off the baby, and do for it himself, though heaven knows he could afford it better than you can He found out the mother, which is what we must do.* 4 The mother!' cried the young dress maker ; * who could have put it there but the mother ? Suppose we find her, next time it would be the river instead of the church, that's all. No, mother; put down in that place, and just after that sermon, I take it the poor little thing -was sent to no one but us, and though I've no objection to let them know at the proper place, that we've got it, keep it for the present we must. Another hour's work a week will give the poor mortal all it wants just now; and, mother, there is another text somewhere, besides that one in Genesis, about whoso receiyes one such little child in our Saviour's name, receives Him. And remember, dear what day to morrow is ! Would you send the little motherless thing to a work house on a Chri...
A LITTLE M ERR IE CONCEITE; 80 GRACELESS AS TO COMPLAIN OF THE STATE OF THE STREETS IN THIS CITY, AND ITS SUBURBS, AND UPHOLDING AND PRAISING THE TOWN COUNCILLORS FOR THEIR DKTERMINATION UNTO THEM TO DO NOTHING. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
A LITTLE M ERR IE CONCEITE; 60 GRACELESS AS TO COMPLAIN OP THE STATE OP THE STREETS IN THIS CITY, AND ITS SUBURBS, A>D UPHOLDING AND PRAiSlNG THE TOWN COUNCILLORS POB THEIR DKTERMINATION UNTO THEM TO DO NOTH^G. AN outcry hath been made towards our roads, By some of bad, seditious dispositions; When men are no content-much ill it bodes, With their most splendid picturesque condition, What I mend our roads-our beauteous streets-oh never, And then the cost-but no-'twould be heart rending, * A thing of 'beauty is a joy for ever,' 'Tis not our roads, but their ways that want mending. Thank Wfr our stars our councillors have brains, Are men who give things due consideration, Vfho dpare no time nor talk, nor pence, nor pains la earnest, serious, grave deliberation ; "Who after much of deep research and thought The sapience of ages past involving, And first where they begun-in doing nought On the Philosophy of * letting well alone' re solving. The streets diversified by hill and dale, He...
TEMPERANCE ITEMS. CAMDEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
TEMPERANCE jTEMS. CAMDEN. .BAND OF HOPE.-After many aeiays m consequence of the weather, the Camden Band of Hope celebrated their second anniversary last week. About lOOyoong people, accompanied by the committee and other friends, paraded the town, dis playing banners with suitable mottoes, as ' Young but in Earnest' ' Prosperity to our Cause.' 4 Advance Australia,' &lt;fcc. They stopped sfeveral times in their I progress and sang total abstinence melo dies, and then maroked away to the police paddock for amusement. Considerable earnestuess was exhibited in the sport: the weather was most favourable, and after enjoying themselves heartily with out accident or unpleasantness, until all were tired, they returned to the Primitive Methodist Chapel, where a bountiful tea awaited them, of which about 200 persons partook. Ample justice having been done to ttfat part of the business, the tables were cleared away, and the room arranged for a public meeting. The Rev. J, Langford presi...
NEEDLE WORK. INFANTS' SHOE IN KNITTING. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
NEEDLE WORK. INFANTS' SHOE IN KNITTING Matbbtai-S.-1 oz. of White Berlin Wool, half-an-onnce of Pink or Blue ditto four Needles, No. 20. ' Cast 30 stitches on one needle, and 20 on each of two others, -with white wool; join into a round and purl one round. 1st pattern round-x slip two, taking them off the needles in the same way as if you were going to purl them, but with the wool at the baok ; knit 3 x, repeat all round. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rounds: the sam^ 5th and 6th : purl each stitch. 7th to 10th, inclusive: x knit 3, slip 2 as before, x: repeat all round. 11th and 12th : purled. 13th to 16th, inclusive: x knit 2, Blip 2 as before, knit 1 x: repeat all round. 17th and 18th : purled. Repeat these 18 rounds again, then do the same twice more, but instead of knit ttog three stitches always decrease by knitting two together (once) on the needle that has the thirty stitches* in every row which is not plainly purled until only twelve stitches are left on it. When 71 rounds are done the...
GOOD POINTS IN HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
GOOD POINTS IN HORSES. 19th.-The upper bone of the forearm is termed the scapula; a large Eat bone, its upper end, may be seen and felt close up to the withers. It should not reach so high up as to be on a level with them, for then we would haVe a thick wither. The saddle would be apt to press here, and interfere with the motion; also, the muscles going from the scapula to the bones of the withers and joining these two parts, would be shortened. All such animals have thus in this part a great collection of fatty cells, and here, when the animal is being put in condition, the fat is superabun dantly deposited. The under end of this bone reaches the point of the shoulder; if the bone be properly placed, this end should come well down and forward. In heavy draughts the bone is placed nearly perpendicular: in all horses intended for fast work it inclines to the oblique, thus enabling the animal to take a long stride, and also obviate the shook occasioned every time the feet reach the gr...
AUSTRALIAN SKETCHES.—NO. II. UNCLE BEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
AUSTRALIAN SKETCHES.-No. II. BY F. 8. W. UtfCLE BEN. A DISCONSOLATE group were gathered in the drawing-room of the Biandley mansion - no one seemed disposed to break the stilly Stance that reigned throughout the apartment; evidently some impending calamity "hung over their heads, threatening each moment to fall, like the sword of ancient fable : but what was the immediate cause of such a funeral gloom pervading the room and its inmates,?-the letter that Mrs. Blandly holds in her hand; ah i there's the cause, in all its terrible distinctness lay re ' vealed. ' And who is this Mr. Wimpole, whom we are soon to have as our guest?' .squired Miss Sophia Biandley. * Oh 1 some uncultivated bullock driver, no doubt,' replied her mother, decidedly, ' one of your uncle's bush acquaintances : Drat him! I wouldn't care if he'd wait till our fete was over: but to come at the, very time! I'm very sure, after this, I shall never be able to look my dear Mrs. Fashionford in the face again!' ' And if ...
CHILDREN'S PORTFOLIO. ANECDOTES OF THE CAESARS. AUGUSTUS, [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
4 CHILDREN'S PORTFOLIO. ANECDOTES OF THE CAESARS. AUGUSTUS, FEW women have ever shown more art in obtaining admiration than Cleopatra, who .invented new pleasures every day to amuse Antony. 9h« gamed with him, she drunk, she hunted, and she surround ed him >with actors, dancers, buffoons, and musicians, till he forgot every duty and every friend, to live only for the wicked and extravagant queen of Egypt. One little trick which Cleopatra played to Antony was very amusing, and he well deserved, on that occasion, to be laughed at. Being much disappointed one day, when fishing witli Cleopatra, that he caught nothing, he privately ordered one of his servants to dive under the water and to put upon his hook a large fish. This plan succeeded so well that he repeated it three or four times. At last Cleopatra, having found him out, secretly ordered one of her own divers to pat a salt fish upon Antony's hook, and when he drew it up before a crowd of spectators, they all burst out laughing...
THE HOLY HOMES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 8 September 1860
THE HOLT HOMES. (Continued from page 39K) BERTHA'S health, long broken, began from this date seriously to deeline. This more and more, as months went by and no recognition came from him she loved. She had her stronghold of unbroken self respect to rest within, bnt this was not stay sufficient now, her strong and hitherto brave heart slowly broke, and no one know it. For she never complain ed, never told living ear, that the wine of human lift-as f&r as she was concerned -had ran to its lees. What mattered it then, if the Cross she daily bore were heavier, and heavier, the Crown, and with it the eternal spring, would sooeer come 1 How many of us long for this Crown, for renewed spring, for a nobler stage of action! To how many of us life is an expressibly weary thing, a Cross which needs large faith to earry on from day to day. But faith and duty are the only reconcilers, and even these fail at times. It was; so with Bertha. None knew of her many. 8orroW8; none guessed her br...