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ORIGINAL POETRY. "THE OLD YEAR, AND THE NEW." A SONG FOR THE SEASON. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 January 1865
ORIGINAL POETRY. "THE OLD YEAR, AND THE NEW.'» A SONG FOR THE. SEASON. BY F. S. WILSON. . , LONELY and gloomily bells toll.forth ; # ; . The dirge of the parting year ! ' Dying away with a wearisome moan Like the low, sad wail of a sorrowfid crone- . They clang-clang-rclang. !-with a deadened tone, Drearily on thë ear !. ! Floating and floating, away they roll, Now faint in the distance we hear,them toll- * Now in the clear ! Calm night draw near ! .-.'And'multitudes.follow-a funeral bier.! "The heart-sick and weary, the stricken arid old Youth, in its innocence, careless arid bold ; Tlie poor with his/hunger-the rich with his gold All gathered togethcr-T-rthe young and the old * v '. ' &lt;'? ' . ' To bliry the poor Old Year? Bury him deep ;Sound be his sleci> ! Tears for the Past on his coffin-lid weep ; Arid throw in the grave, with his care-wrinkled crust, . , v The grudges we bore 'gainst the honest arid just The festering hate, and the passionate hist The deep love ...
THE REGATTA AT HUNTER'S HILL. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 January 1865
THE REGATTA AT HUNTER'S HILL. , THE residents of Hunter's Hill-one of the prettiest villages in the vicinity pf Sydney-have for several years ushered in the New Year by a regatta, which has now become one of the most famous of the numerous gatherings of this kind which are ? ll ' 1 ll ll !. /&lt;-¥-» . -r i rm zn". . annually neia on tue waters pt rort Jackson. The affair is purely an amateur one, and all the prizes this year were silver trophies. * , New Year's Day falling on Sunday, the regatta took place on the 2nd of January, and, accordingly, about ten o'clock oh that morning we found ourselves flying along before a stiff southerly in company with at least a score of sailing crafts of various sizes, all bound for Hunter's Hill. The day was all that could be desired for aquatic sport ; the atmosphere was cloudy and cool, there was very little sea on, though a good ' whole sail ' breeze blew steadily all day. We can hardly conceive anything finer than the view presented f...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 January 1865
AIKE SOUTHERN INSURANCE COM- PANY (limited). Incorporated under the "Company Statute, 1864." Head Offices, 35 Queen-street, Melbourne. Subscribed Capital, £1,000,000. Paid-up Capital, £60,000. Sydney Branch Office, 22 Bridge-street, Sydney. DIRECTORS. George King, Esq. I R. G. Massie, Esq ChaxlesParbury, Esq. | John Todd, Esq. The Company are prepared to take Marine Risks on every description of insurable interest, at current rates. Losses payable at the option of the assured, either in Sydney, in Melbourne, or at any of the agencies of the Company in Great Britain or the Colonies. G. H HOWELL, Secretary. UBLIC NOTICE. JAMES MACGREGOR, (late of 204 Pitt-street,) Sole Manufacturer of the celebrated SULTAN'S COFFEE, begs to intimate to bis numerous connection and the public generally that he has OPENED his New Establishment, THE CITY TEA WAREHOUSE, 320 GEORGE-STREET, (Six doors South of Hunter-street,) with a choice and varied assortment of Groceries and Oilmen's Stores suitable for t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 January 1865
*. i? F E V Ii (late H E A T H), Dis ^T, pening Christ, 334, George-street. S^ney,«0 of Ginirer and Camomile Flowers, ^^Lion flatulence, heartburn, spasms, f "^SSSSÄ-^a for this medicine *°;He beStinvony to its usefulness. . » f fSrÂted Essence of Sarsaparilla. STs Äbber Stockings, Knee Caps, ^SÄ'^'stations and Private ^^LnrHers nromptly attended to. .^B^lffSSa^ .334,George&lt;street, %dney« g BEDS* SEEDS! T AW SOMNER, and ,C Q.; I j Seedsmen, 260 Pitt-street, have on hand a solendid stock of the following AGRI- CULTURAL SEEDS carefully tested as to gowing quality, and true tolarno: Lucerne, Red Clover, White Clover, Alsyke Clover, Tares, Sorghuin and Imphee, Rye, Field Peas and Beans, Prairie Grass, Mangel Wiirtrel Chicory, and a choice collection of | 1Ä -for PERMANENT GARDEN SEEDS-the largest and most ?varied stock in the colony. Our GUINEA COLLECTION, sufficient for the successive cropping of a garden of ;half an acre, and containing every useful vege itable, with Handbo...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 January 1865
BIRTHS. AUSTIN-Dec. 27, ¡it Forbes-street, Mrs. W. Austin, of a daughter. BALLARD-Jáu. 1, at Sutton Forest, Mrs. R. Ballard, of a daughter. BATEMAN-Dec. 17, at Campbelltown, Mrs. J. P. Bateman, of a son. BINNY-Dec. 31, at Double bay, Mrs. John Binny, of a daughter. BURGE-Dec. 19, at Parramatta, Mrs. S. Burge, jun., of a son. CARMICHAEL-Dec. 15, at Balmain, Mrs. Jolin Carmichael, of a son. CLARKE-Jan. 3, at Pitt-street, Redfern, Mrs. J. R. Clarke, of a daughter. COOPER-Dec. 3*, at Newtown, Mrs. Thomas Cooper, of twin sons. CREE-Dec. 28, at 550 George-street, Mrs. Edward C. Cree, of a son. CRUIKSHANK-Doc. 18, at 1(58 Pitt-street, Mrs. John Cruikshauk,*of a'son. DALTON-Dec. 20, at Neutral Bay, Mrs. R. Dalton, of a son. DICKINSON-Dec. 10, at Annandale, Mrs. Samuel Dickinson, of a daughter. DURNFORD-Dec. 16, at Surry Hills, Mrs. W. Durnford, of a daughter. FARMER-Dec. 10, at Edgecliff Road, Mrs. "William Farmer, of a daughter. FARR AR-Dec. 17, at Mudgee, Mrs. Farrar, of a son. FLAVELLE-D...
LITERATURE. THREE LIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 February 1865
LITERATURE. THREE LIVES. (Concluded from our Inst. ) . me tï .T^Uy thankfrf when he was gone, lt seemed to , mVt ¡Iv I notíave my fate if he had staid where I : w U 1 hear 1113 voice, breathe the same air. He being ? Cwn T mT \°pe- 1 could bW the two years 1 had : me S SfLP my J1?1rt ; and in «m» " kind Heaven might lend : of iny sepiücV UP°n memory> and roU a sto^ to the door Charley "Forsyth did not come back. Some business call hur- ried him away to California, and no one in Woodstock, save my grandmother, knew the secret he had told me-knew that my husband was alive in this world. On Christmas there came to me a letter. Eight years ago that day I had spoken my bridal vows. It was a strange coin- cidence which brought me that letter on this very day. I knew I the moment I looked at the cover that it was from Ered. My heart beat suffocatingly. My hand trembled so I could hardly break the seal ; but somehow I had strength to read its con tents. It almost broke my heart, it was s...
ORIGINAL POETRY. SHADOWS ON THE WALL. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 February 1865
ORIGINAL POETRY. SHADOWS ON THE WALL. BY P. S. WILSON. WHILE years press on to their misty homme, my soul to their shadow clings As a sea-bird grasps at the passing wave that rolls beneath its 'wings ! For tho' the links of Memory's chain are dim with a thousand tears, My throbbing brain would fain retain a glimpse of vanished years ! The mingled web that the past enweaves I would remember all : Each sun-beam resting on the leaves Each shadow on the wall ! A garden wall-and twinkling buds, in starry clusters shake ; Where the shivering shafts of golden light through bending branches break And the tinkling gush of laugh and shout thro' the merry green- wood darts, As Pleasure's fingers touch, the chords that dwell in childish hearts ! O a selfish prayer from my bosom slips, That ever I might recall The clustering curls and the meeting lips, Now shadow'd On the wall ! A sea-wash'd wallr-that fronts the bay where ships their canvas furl, Where feathery foam-flakes fringe the beach, and...
POLITICAL. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 February 1865
POLITICAL. . PURSUANT to His Excellency's summons, both the houses of Parliament assembled on the 24th ult. The Honorables J. A. Murray, G. W. Allen, and J. H. Plunket, of the upper house ' and Messrs. Martin, Forster, and Wilson, of the lower, acted as commissioners and swore in the menbers. In the lower house 63 members were present, 34 being on the opposition benches, 12 on the ministerial, and 17 on the cross benches. Mr. Hay t was elected speaker, and next day was presented to the Governor. On Friday the 27th, thc sessions Avas formally opened by His Excellency, with the following speech : HONORABLE GENTLEMEN OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND GENTLEMEN OE THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY 1. I have called you together at the earliest possible period after the General Election, in order that no time may be lost in dealing Avith questions, the settlement of which cannot be delayed Avithout great danger to the public credit. 2. Having become satisfied that the state of parties in the late Ass...
PROBLEM No. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 February 1865
PROBLEM No. 9. BLACK. .-'----_ /wvw^yya_i WITTTTC. White to move and checkmate in three moves. - Solution will appear in our next number. " Father, I think you told a lie in the pulpit to-day, " said a little son of a clergyman. "Wiry*, what do you mean ?" "Sir, you said, 'One more word and I have done.' Then you went on and said a great many more words. Thc people expected you'd leave off, 'cause you promised them. But you didn't, and kept on preaching a long while after the time was up. " " What is the best guard against an adversary?" said a pupil in the art of self-defence to his teacher-a noted pugilist. " Keep a civil tongue in your head," was the unexpected and significant reply. ' ; (
QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 February 1865
QUEENSLAND. John Corbett, the reputed murderer of Michael .Behan, was tried at the late sittings of the Criminal Court at Toowoomba ; he was convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to twelve months hard labour. During the last year 15,000 ounces of gold have been shipped from the port of Rockhampton. The arrivals seaward in Brisbane, during last year, numbered 12,246 persons, and the departures 4,943 ; thus giving lis an ad- dition to the population of 7,303. The Rev. Dr. Tuffhell, Anglican Bishop of Queensland, left .for England by the mail steamer Bombay. It is stated that he will return in twelve months, but some persons assert that it is doubtful if he will again return to the colony. Brisbane is to be provided with a suitable place of reception for immigrants. The building is to be erected on the open space in front of the present Government Printing Office, and will have a frontage of two stories to William-street, and three stories to , the river. The Irish residents of Dalb...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 February 1865
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. The exports of tlie colony for 1864 are valued at £5,71S,476 against £4,377,156 during 1863. The value of imports during 1864 is 2,412,9312., of which 2,122,923/., was entered for home consumption, and 290,008/., for re-exportation. The gross value of imports exceeded that of the previous year by 384,652?. The imports show an average of 201. 7s. Od. for.every soul in the colony. The expenditure was 612,078/., leaving a balance on the year of 154,557/. 8s. 3d., and a total balance in the Treasury' of 233,615/. 16s. Od. ^ A During the year, 2,895,520 acres of Crown lands were alien- ated, leaving two hundred and forty-two million acres yet in the hands of the Crown. The exports during 1864 are thus classified -agricultural produce, 1,480,745Z. ; animal productions, 794, 502/.; minerals, 691,624/. ; manufactures, 18,888/,; agricul- tural produce, 1,480,745/. ; horticultural produce, 10,808/. ; natural productions, 7,541/. ; sundries, 212/. Nearly the whole of the item ...
WEIGHTS FOR THE RANDWICK GRAND HANDICAP. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 February 1865
WEIGHTS FOE. THE RANDWICK GRAND HANDICAP. Tarragon, lUst. iOlbs. ; Kyogle, 9st. 41bs. ; Volunteer, 1st. llb. ; Maid of the Lake, Sst. 91bs. ; Atalanta, 8st. 51bs. ; Kildare, Sst. 51bs. ; Rioter, Sst. 41bs. ; O'K, Sst. llb. ; Zenobia, Sst. llb. . Lunatic, Sst. ; Union Jack, 7st. 131b. ; Mnemon, 7st. lOlbs. ; Deerfoot, 7st. 91bs. ; Callendon, 7st. 51bs. ; Chanteur, 7st. 41bs. ; Saucebox, 7st. 21bs. ; Virago, 6st. 131bs.
THE CORNER. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 February 1865
THE CORNER. L ^'"3 THE engraving under the above designation is a scene wu won known to all city residents to require any information as to its locality. Those of our readers who are not acquainted wita Sydney may be informed that it represents the corner of George and King-streets, and although it does not by any means give as favourable an impression of Sydney street architecture as many other portions of the city, yet it is, par excellence, the corner round which the human tide rushes in densest volume, and is characterised by greater bustle, activity, and other indica- tions' of a business centre. The centre building-formerly Samuel's hotel-is now the premises of the City Bank, for the business of which the site is admirably adapted.
INTERCOLONIAL CRICKET MATCH. ALBERT C. C. v. MELBOURNE C.C. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 February 1865
INTERCOLONIAL CRICKET MATCH. ALBERT O. O. V. MELBOURNE CC. THE second match between these clubs was played on the new Albert ground in Sydney on the 9th and 10th insts., and the result was a most decided victory for our visitors_a victory so decided in fact as to surprise everybody-the public, the cou querors, and the vanquished. While all who have witnessed the play will doubtless readily admit that the Melbourne men give ample evidence of superiority, still, when last year's campaign is borneinmind, it seems difficult to believe-in spiteof Caffyn having since joined the M.C.C.-that the A.C.C. need have been so thoroughly routed as they have been. Perhaps their previous victory is the main cause of their recent failure. The extra ordinary innings made at Melbourne last year lulled them sufficiently to take the edge off their practice, until the presence amongst us of the Melbourne team awakened them to a sense of the fact that their opponents had wonderfully improved, while they ha...
VESSELS IN PORT (EXCLUSIVE OF COASTERS). [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 February 1865
VESSELS IN POET (EXCLUSIVE OF COASTEES). SHIPS.-Albert Edward/ Cinderella, City of Sydney, Dublin, Flying Spur, Hornet, Isaac Jeames, Liberator, Lloyd Rayner, Nourniahal, Queen of the South, Royal Saxon, St. Hilda, Strath- don, Stornoway, Vimeira, Walter Hood, William Cole. BARQUES.-Alabama, Adeline Gibbs, Affiance, Albert, Aus- tralind, Caernarvon, Castle How, Electra, Fanny Fisher, Fury, George Becker, Kinnaird, Marian, Mary Agnes, Novelty, Robt. Towns, Rotumah, Sabrina. BRIGS.-Alfred and Marie, Caroline, Curlew, Louisa, Louis and Miriam, Lily, Rose of Australia, Sarah, Spec, Woodlark. ' SCHOONERS. - Adolphus Yates, Cheetah, Coral Queen, Coquette, Express, Jane Lockhart, Native Lass, Osprey, Post- boy, Spunkie, Vistula, William. STEAMERS.-Neptune, Susannah Cuthbert, Sir John Bur- goyne, P. and 0. S. S. Madras and Northam, French transport Epigenie, 4 guns, Captain Bertin.
SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 February 1865
SHIPPING. .T«" XA c.-, - , ARRIVALS. i>ovT1rtJfT~öaDrina' bar(Iue> Captain Mathews, from Foochoo, 22nd October. Jan. 15.-Spunkie, schooner, Captain Jones, from Foochoo, 8th November. . Jai' 16--H.M.S. Brisk, 16 guns, Captain Hope, from Ply- mouth, via Simon's Bay, 26th November. Jan 19.-City of Sydney, ship, Captain Hughes, from Lon- don, 18th October. J an. 20.-P. and 0. steamer, Madras, Captain Farquhar, from Gaile, 26th December; Strathdon, ship, Captain Pile, from London, 3rd November; Royal Saxon, ship, Captain Randie, from New York, 4th October. Jan. 21.-Pulton, French war steamer, 4 guns, Captain Loyer, from New Caledonia, 10th instant. Jan. 25.-Homet, ship, Captain Harland, from Plymouth, 23rd October, with Government immigrants. Jan. 27.-Flying Spur, ship, Captain Ryrie, from London, 6th November. Jan. 29.-Alfred and Marie, brig, Capt. Garson, from Mauritius, viû Adelaide, 12th inst. Jan. 30.-Fanny Smail, barque, Captain Firth, from Puget Sound, 9th December ; St. Hil...
NEW ZEALAND WAR CANOE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 February 1865
NEW ZEALAND WAR, CANOE. THE New Zealand war canoe, of which we give an engraving, will in a few years become a thing of the past, in consequence of the progress of civilisation, and the readiness evinced by the " natives to imitate and adopt the inventions and improvements of í the white man, and the unfortunate rebellion now progressing, 'r which threatens to decimate, if not exterminate, the Maori race. These canoes are constructed chiefly from the trunk of the Totara hollowed by fire, two streaks or bulwarks being I ingeniovtsly lashed to the hull with flax. The stem and stern are elaborately carved iu a very fantastic manner, and orna- mented with tufts of feathers. The length of some canoes is seventy or eighty feet, and they are capable of containing sixty to a hundred warriors ; they are propelled by short pad- dles, in fine weather, often at the rate of eight miles an hour. NEW ZEALAND WAR CANOE. . ¡