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Original correspondence. To the Editor of Bell's Life in Sydney. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
Original correspondence. To the Editor of Bell's Life in Sydney. Sin,-Having been recommended by my medical attendant to make a tour into the interior for the benefit of my health, I accompanied a friend to Goulburn in time to see the races there, of which yon have already given an account. I then ex- tended my trip to the thriving and romantic, town- ship of Braidwood, and in one of my morning rides along the banks of. the Shoalhaven Uiver, 1 wit nesed a pedestrian race of a novel character, the contending parties being no less dian a soi-disant chevalier-the faototum of a celebrated Sydney professional, and an Herculean daughter of Erin, Weight for inches being the order of the day, the lady, having the greater length of limb, was obliged to corry weight, but why this was in the shape of a bucket none of the bystanders could inform me. The odds at starting were iu favor of the count, but thc greater bottom of the damsel told in tue end and brought her in thc winner. I am happy to ...
Hexham, [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
Hexham, A public meelina was held at the above named place on Tuesday last, for the pur- pose of canvassing the pretensions of a man named Harper, who claims the exclusive right to the spriug of water known as Tomago Well, on the beach of the River Hunter, near Hexham. It appears that the surrounding inhabitants have for the last 20 years obtained their aqueous, sup- plies from the said spring, but Harper's in- genuity is now endeavouring to convert it into a lucrative source of pmolument. A. W. Scott, Esq., presided, and various resolutions of an appropriate nature were passed. The matter, we learn, has been submitted to the authorities, and while thus in abeyance, we do not feel justified in commenting at any length on Mr. Har- per's attempt to deprive the district of the only fresh water in the neighbourhood.
Windsor. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
Windsor. TUESDAY last, the 7th Instant, being the Anniversary of. the Foundation of the Prince of "Wales Lodge M. U., at au early hour, the front of Freeman's Australian Hotel appeared to be the magnet of attrac- tion, being tastefully decorated with the various banners and emblems of the order. At about 10 a. m. the Brethren assembled, and after having established the new room where the Lodge in future is to be held in due form, they moved in procession, pre- ceded by the Windsor Band, to St. Ma- thew's Church, where the Rev R. T. Stiles preached a charity sermon in aid of the Funds of the Hawkesbury Benevolent Asy- lum, and a collection was made to the amount of (ive pounds. On returning,- the procession perambulated the different streets, the Band playing various choice and lively airs, to the* infinite amusement of the young and uninitiated, until they arrived at the Macquarie Arms, kept by Host Thompson, where they dispersed, and after having partaken of a Nip of Thomp- son's b...
Private Watchmen. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
Private Watchmen. ONE of tlie most obscure attempts at secu- rity of property is exhibited in the system of private watchmen, as it is generally car- ried out. "We do not allude to those in- stances where a merchant, housekeeper, or other individual employs a man of char- acter to watch, especially his own par- ticular premises during the night-a pre- caution no doubt highly essential. " Safe bind safe find," is "a proverb," as Shakes- peare has it, never stab in a thrifty mind." What we more particulaily refer to in the present instance, is to the employ- ment of a night watchman, by a number of persons who reside in the precincts of the same neighbourhood. This man no doubt perambulates the street in front of the habitations he is paid for watching, and takes every pains to see that no person is lurking about on his beat, «md that the pre- mises under his surveillance are not broken into. But not content with this very pro- per duty, he by a work of supererogation in crying the ho...
The Road. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
Tile Rood« A Turnpike Road Race was to have taken place on Tuesday morning last, between Alexander's roan, Moonraker, carrying 12st. 71b., and Samuell's bay, The Butcher, for £20. The distance was to have been from the first toll-gate to Beckett's Bridge gate, and back to the place of starting, in- cluding a run of about 25 miles. Samuell, however, not exactly relishing the struggle, forfeited on the previous evening.
Pugilistic Encounter. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
Pugilistic Encounter. ON Saturday last, between . the hours of 3 and 4 p. m., an extraordinary scene of the above description came off between two young aspirants for legal fame, viz., young " Dick," or more better known by the name of Iron Pot, and Mr. " Mike," or Slender " Mike," both belonging to the office of an eminent Attorney, the latter being con- stantly in attendance at the Little Go. It I appears, from our informant, that Slender " Mike" found himself in the wrong box to his utter astonishment, the Iron Pot having thrashed him to- his heart's content, The above row was all occasioned by the slender boy not dubbing up a tanner he fairly lost.
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVALS. ApniL í.-The schooner Adelaide,90 tons, Gay i master, from Hobart Town the 3 lat ultimo. 4-The steamer. Thistle, 1'37 tons. Mulhall, master, from Moreton Bay the 31st ultimo. 5.-The barque St. Georger3S8 tons. Ileruaman, master, from the Downes the 7th December. 5.-The American whaling ship. Lexington, 300 tons. Weeks, master, from the whaling grounds ; left Nautucket the 2Ulh Juue, aud ITpppoln Ute 11th November, 1845. 5.-Returned to port, the French whaling ship Elizabeth, 404 tons, Darmandaritz, master. 7.-The steamer Maitland, 103 tons, Parsons, master, from Port Macquarie the 5th instant. 7. -The schooner Velocity, 138 tons, Gray, master, from Boyd Town aud Twofold Buy the Oth instant. 8. -The schooner Coquette, 72 tons, Whitfield, master, from Tahiti the 5th February. Nuvigator Islands the 7th, and Tongatacoo the 10th March. 8.-The steamer William the Fourth, Wiseman, roaster, from Port Phillip the 4th iustaut. 0.-The barque Australia, 173 toni...
A Match of Twenty Miles under Two Hours. [From Bell's Life in London, Nov. 30]. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
A Maton of Twenty Milo» under Two . Boors. I tFroro Bell's Life in London, Nov. 301. At the conclusion of a former match at Windsor, in which Thomas Maxfield (alias the North Star) of Slough, completed twenty miles within two hours, a gentle mau offered to bet 2 to 1 that it could not be accomplished again within twelve months, aud also the same odds that no one could be found to run eleven miles in the hour, both of which bets were accepted by, we lelicve, Mr. Bragg, of Slough, |.whohadthe option to have whichever match he pleased off Ont. Tho amount of stakes were, we understand, only £50 to £20 ; and on Thursday last Maxfield was conveyed to Longford* to run the 20 miles match. The mile selected was from the 15th to tho 14th milestone, and all thc prelimi- naries being completed, he started at half-past two o'clock to perforai his herculean task, which he finished loone hoar fifty-nine minutes and forty three seconds ! notwithstanding there was a strong wind against him for half ...
HAY AND CORN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
I ~" : l!.\ï MP WHS MrtSCT. I H»y,iy> louds, ftv» JÊ7 to XS, »verage JEï loaner TAJ. Straw, 18 loads, from S3. Od, Jo "lie Od , average) äs. DU, per ow». Wheat. 20 loads, from Ss, Od. to Os. 2d., average fis. dd. per bushel. Fodder, 10 loads, from da. to is. per dozen bundles; Bedding, 7 loads, fron) 3s. Öd. to 4s. Od. per load. Figs-about 30 sold from 2 jd to 2*d. per lb. Horses'-about 24 sold by au;tiou from £i 1 Os- lo IO', each. Cows-about 14 sold from A'2 to £4 per head,
Challenge. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
Challenge. Bill Elliott olios the fighting snob of Morpeth, is open to fight any man in the colony of 10 stone weight, or he will either give or take a half-stone, from £25 to £53 a-side. If any person feels in- clined to take up the challenge, all letters addressed to William Elliot, three doors from the Shamrock Hose and Thistle Inn, will be immediately attended to¡ According to all accounts there's no gammon . in the snob, he having been for some time under the able tuition of the renowned Saul Bubens.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
Births. On the 6th instant, at her residence, Emu Inn, George street, Mrs. Aitkenhead, of a daughter. On the 9th instant, at her residence, York-street, Mrs. Carmichael, of a daughter. Deaths. At West Maitland, on Monday, at 11, a.m., Mr. Alexander Berrie, aged 36 years, many years a resident of that town. His remains were followed to the grave on Wednesday morning by the Brethern of the Good Design Lodge of Odd Fel- lows, as well as by an immense concourse of friends, each seeming anxious to pay the last tribute of respect to departed worth. On the 3rd November last, at Aberdeen, Scotland, John Smithers, Esq., Collector of the Customs of that part, and father of Mrs. H. Smithers Hayes, of the Brisbane Steam Mills, Sydney.
Varieties. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
Varieties. A SCESE ik CounT.-" I call upon yon," said tlie counsellor, " to state distinctly upon what authority you are prepared to swear to the mare's age ?'» " Upon what authority?" said the hostler, interro- gatively.-" Yoi: are to reply, and uot to repeat the questions pitt to you." " I doesn't consider a man's bound to answer a question afore he's time to turn it in his miud." " Nothing eau be more simple, Sir, than the question put. I again repeat it. " Upon what authority do yon swear to the animal's age?" "The best authority," responded the wit ness, gruffly. " Then why such evasion ? Why not state at once ? '' Well then, we must have it,' vociferated the counsellor, interrupting th« witness. " Well theil, if yon must and will have it,'" rejoined the hostler; with imperturbable gravity, then, I had it myself from the mare's own nioùth.' A simultaneous burst of laughter rang through thc court. The judge ou the benoh could with difficulty confine his resible muscles to judici...
BATHURST. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
BATHURST. CABBOTS AHD WIDE MOUTHED BlttTi-Passing the residence of this worthy Solon a few days siuee, otir ears were struck by a shriek or squeal of " there goes Snooks," We turned round expecting to see a parrot, who had been taught tbesb senseless words,- but on looking towards Billy Blather's domi- cile, we observed a carroty-headed Ogress-with hair ALMOST as soft and flexible as a horse's roane, standing in the door-way-who repeated the wards and rau away laughing; We could not resist the temptation to follow her example, and laugh too ; being satisfied from this ignorant and childish ebul- lition of feeliug, that in our remarks on Jurymen, we had not only touched our worthy friend on the BAW, but had made his whole family feel SOBE on the subject. One thing we must confess rather surprised us, which was, that as Billy must in his own case in his travels through life have severely felt his own waut of education, he had not afforded his children such on education (having as he h...
BERRIMA. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
BERRIMA &nbsp; &nbsp; POLICE OFFICE 6th APRIL, 1846 -Before S. North, Esq., P.M.-This court has been occupied investigating a most extraordinary case of rape. Two boys under fourteen years of age have been apprehended, also an aged man who is the grand &nbsp; step-father to the girl who is the prosecutrix, and appears to be under ten years of age. As the case is still under investigation and private, I refrain from giving further information. On the following day Ellen Griffin was brought before the court, charged with stealing sundry arti- cles of women's apparel; the properly of Mrs. Mary- ann King, and other articles, the property of Mr. Joseph Levey, both of the Victoria Inn. The case was remanded till Wednesday.
Country News. PARRAMATTA, [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
Country Wows. I PARRAMATTA; TUK Nüwisatox ALE SELLERS.-Ahtiongh two or Utrea weeks have elapsed since the brothers Blaxland, the salt-makers on the Parramatta Road, were exposed in open court as being noilitug inore or less than what in England is termed Tom and Jerry Shopkeepers, yet the man with the maggotty tail has done nothing in the matter. Be it re- membered that this preyer on the vitals of the people-this creature who goes about seeking whom he may devour-served one person with a sum- mons because he unconsciously exposed a sign notifying that he kep't a coffee-house, and sought to torture the exposure of a sign post lo be finable nnder the licensing act ; but the party was it poor man, and the Blaxlands are great fish, and J Ps. to boot, and it is to be presumed this mnst suffice as a reason why they are allowed togo scathless. A great insult has been offered to the community. Here are men-we caunot say geutlemen-because none claiming such appellation would condescend to k...
Analysis of the past Racing Season. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
f Analysis of tile past Sacing: Season. The following statement has been care- fully compiled from thc most correct data, and although it only professes to bc á proximate return, the omissions are of too trivial à nature to affect the'gérieral',state ment. These omissions arise from thc un- certain value bf various small country .stakes, whips, cups, purses, &c. ' During'the past' year 77 two year olds have carried off; 127 races, of the total net value, of ; £27 .57.6 a 189 three year olds have won' 412 races, and divided five others, producing to their! owners a sum of £74,350 ; 109 four year olds have carried off 252, and divided th ree' races worth; £24,283 ; 97- five, year olds, have been victorious, in ,235, and "divided, three races bf the aggrégate value of £24,980 ;' 62 six year bids have won I40.J races, worth £9,480; and 96 aged animals'* have been successful in 230i races, worth £10,725. About 40 other horses, whose, ages are not recorded, haye also nin win- ners...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
ERRATUM,-In Mr, Jones' advertise ment of Reduced Fares, for £1 lOa.ïVûm SYDNEY:to GOULBURN-read£l. STOLEN FROM THIS OFFICE, AVOLUME of the 5tli Edition of «'.FISH ANA." Tlie Book has the owners name, Hugh Fred. O'Donnell, written across the leaf on several pages. The work has been traced to a book-stall in Hun- ter-street, where it was purchased by the HONEST ? genius of the place, for the sum of Three Shil- lings, and is now supposed to be in the possession of some gentleman in the interior, who re-purchased it from the aforesaid HONEST book- stall man in Huuter-street. Any information leading to its restoration, or to the conviction of the thief, will be thankfully re- ceived, and moderate remuneration granted. Apply to the Editor of this paper. SUBSCRIBERS to this Jour ^nal, and others, are requested to take notice, that from and after this date no receipt will be ac- knowledged or held valid unless on blue paper, and signed by the pub- lisher. T. REVEL JOHNSON. March 30. NOTICE ...
Multum in Parvo. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
*Multuxn in Parvo* Letters were received on Saturday last from Sir Thomas Mitchell, who, when writing, was about iOO miles westward of the Darling, and in high spirits regarding the prospects of his expedition - On the same day a deputation consisting of the Mayor, Benjamin Üoydj fcsij.i dud three other gen- tlemen, waited upan the generous and humane Captain Martin Mackfinsiei of the schooner Heroine (who, by the exhibition of that hospitality peculiar to the British sailort had gratuitously conveyed Dr. Lcibbatdt arid his adventurous compeers from Port Essington to this city), and presented him with a massive silver snuff-box, bearing an appropriate in- scription.-A number of gentlemen« at the head of whom is the Lord Bishop of Australia, have entered into a permanent subscription of £1500 anuually, for the purpose of completing tho erectiou of St. Andrew's Cathedral.-By the late English news we are not put in possession of when the new governor, Sir Charles Fitzroy, was to taha h...
GROSS IMPERTINENCE BY A CONSTABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
I GROSS IMPERTINENCE mr* CONSTABLE. -On Thursday last a constable named Nugent, who held the rank of sergeant Tor a considerable time in the Sydney police, and who resides at Pyrmount. was charged by a man named Hockens with presenting a'pistol at him, and threatening to shoot him. Nugent was defended by Mr. Nichols, and it was distinctly proved by Mr. Brenan, a publican rebiding at Pyrmont, and another respectable individual, that no such threat had been made use of, but on the contrary that when Nugent was dragged out ot his house, and whilst in a sitting posture, Horkens kicked him in the side¿ Now, Nugent has always been considered not onlj nn efficient but a civil man iii his line ot duty. On the present occasion it would appear that he was intoxicated and excited, and it was endeavoured to be proved (but which completely failed) that he discharged a loaded pistol at his wife, which created such a sensation in the neighbourhood that the people assembled round the door, and a co...
Port Phillip March Meeting of 1846. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 11 April 1846
Port PUUIip March Meeting: of 1846. " Willi spirits gay I mount tho box, the tits up ? .their truces, My elbows,, my wrists tuniM dowu, dash off Melbourne Buces ; With Buxton' bit, briJoon so trim, three chesmi and a grey, Well coupled up my leaders, then, ye hip, ye bo\ away. Some push along with four-iil-han ), while othn " - drive aî random, In whiskey, buggy, ¡jig, or dog cart, curricle &lt; tuudem." - OLD Soxti. This morning being the day fixed fe the commencement of the sporting meetin for the current year, the seventh since th introduction of the races into this settle ment, was a scene of much excitement t both great and small, which was not a littl increased by the supposition that a grea struggle for a '-turfish" conquest would b competed by the " thoroughbreds"' of Va Diemen's Land and Australia Felix. Ac eordingly at dawn of day the animatiot commenced, and as it was customary wit! the orient God to scatter some of his sun hicst and most exhilarating beams ove Me...