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| BATHURST STREET. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Band of Hope Journal — 9 May 1857
BATHURST STREET. April 30.-Mr. Alfred Cane gave a lecture on " The History of Chemistry." It was shown from the scriptures, an cient ruins, and other sources, that the ancients must have possessed some knowledge of Chemistry, and some traces of it were discovered even among the antediluvians ; but the Arabs are supposed to have first studied it as a science. The speaker then al luded to the dreams which the first alchymists of Arabia expected to realise -their search for the Philosopher's Stone, the Universal Solvent, and the Elixir of Life. With all their absurdities they made many valuable discoveries, which the Europeans after wards retained and improved upon. The practical uses of Chemistry were then shown by a few very interest ing experiments in detecting the pre sence of minerals in water, testing the purity of air, &c.-The lecture was highly instructive and interesting. May 6.-Essays were received on " Tobacco and Smoking," and addresses given on the same subject.
PITT STREET. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Band of Hope Journal — 9 May 1857
PITT STREET. An interesting lecture on " Experi mental Chemistry " was given by Mr. G. J. Crouch on April 29, the second of the kind. The number in atten dance at the weekly meetings is slightly on the increase. The number on the roll book who have signed the pledge up to this date is 720. Prizes were offered for essays " On the advantages of Bands of Hope"-books of the value of 5s., 2s. 6d., and ls., for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd best respectively, to be brought in on or before Wednesday, the 27th May ; prizes to be given the following week. Last Wednesday addresses on the subject of " Temperance" were given. The Rev. W. Cuthbertson will entertain the youthful members of the society with " Stories about Boys and Girls " on Wednesday next, 13th May. May 20.-" Recitations."
Ingelligence. PROPOSED TEMPERANCE HALL. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Band of Hope Journal — 9 May 1857
PROPOSED TEMPERANCE BALL. I A MEETING was convened at the Lyceum Theatre, on Friday, 1st May, under the direction of the N. S. W. Alliance for the suppression of In temperance, his Honor Sir Alfred Stephen, Knight, Chief Justice of New South Wales, in the chair, for the purpose of enlisting the sympathy and support of the public in behalf of the proposed Temperance Hall. At the hour appointed^ half-past 7 o'clock, the building being filled in every part, the chair was taken by Sir Alfred amid loud cheers, who, after introducing the subject of the meeting, advocated in an impressive and deeply interesting speech, its importance. The address, occupying upwards of three quarters of an hour, was listened to with the most marked attention, interrupted only by frequent bursts of applause. At its conclusion his Honor read a letter he had received from J. H. Plunkett, Esq., expressing the great interest he felt in the object of the meeting, and regretted that the sickness of 'a member of hi...
SUNSHINE AND SHADE OF AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Band of Hope Journal — 9 May 1857
SUNSHINE AND SHADE OF AUSTRALIA. I AUSTRALIA ! Thy sea-girt, beauteous, sunny land, Almighty God has bless'd with bounteous hand : With cereals rich thy fertile vales abound, And luscious f r uit in vast profusion's fou ud. The grateful breeze is pregnant with perfume From lovely fragrant flower's perennial bloom, Which tempt the industrious bees their cells to fill, Unstayed by dread of Winter's piercing chill. In gorgeous plumage-bright as the radiant bow Which in the sky its pristine colours show Millions of birds attune their tiny throats, And warble all day long their varying notes. No prowling beasts of prey thy forests hide ; The kangaroo and emu safe abide. Thy verdant plains rich pasturage affords For countless multitudes of flocks and herds ; Thy thousand hills with richest minerals loom, Exhaustless for long ages yet to come ; Thy boundless forests vast abundance yield, Of choicest timber our stout ships to build ; Thy winding rivers in placid beauty flow, For thousands o...
TEMPERANCE MISSIONARY. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Band of Hope Journal — 9 May 1857
TEMPERANCE MISSIONARY. We know a young man, who when a very little boy, was very active in the temperance cause. Before he was thirteen years of age, he had prevailed upon more than a dozen poor drunkards to sign the temperance pledge, and five of them became regular attendants at a place of worship. It was his practice, when walking out, to take a few Ipswich tracts in his pockets. When he saw a drunken man, he would go up to him, and very kindly ask him to take a tract, and attend a temperance meeting. Labour, want, and pain are the beaten paths to greatness.-Cecil. &nbsp;
Ten Hights in A Bar-Room. NIGHT THE THIRD. JOE MORGAN'S CHILD. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Band of Hope Journal — 9 May 1857
BT T. 8. ARTHUR. (Continued from page 143J NIGHT THE THIRD. JOE MORGAN'S CHILD. *' I DON'T see anythiDg of your very particular friend, Joe Morgan, this evening," said Harvey Green, leaning on the bar and speaking to Slade. It was the night succeeding that on I which the painful and exciting scene with the child had occurred. " No," was answered-and to the word was added a profane imprecation. " No ; and if he'll just keep away from here, he may go to-on a hard trotting horse and a porcupine saddle as fast as he pleases. He's tried my patience beyond endurance, and my mind is made up that he gets no more drams at this bar. I've borne his vile tongue aud seen my company annoyed by him just as long as I mean to stand it. Last night decided me. Suppose I'd killed that child?" " You'd have had trouble then, and, no mistake." "Wouldn't I? Blast her little picture ! What business has she creeping in here every night ?" " She must have a nice kind of a mother," remarked Green, with a cold ...
PITT STHEET. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Band of Hope Journal — 23 May 1857
PITT STHEET. On the evening of 13 th May, in the absence of the Rev.W. Cuthbertson, the secretary of the society, Mr. H. B. Lee, gave an introductory lecture on the " Steam Engine," illustrated with models (kindly supplied by the Committee of the School of Arts for the occasion). The early history and ultimate perfecting of the discovery of steam power formed the first part of the lecture, and the simple action of the slide valve, and of the steam upon the piston, occupied the remainder of the evening. Several anecdotes of Watt and others added to the interest of the subject. Last Wednesday the members recited several pieces. The " Trial of Peter Riot," Canute and his Courtiers," " The Lost Heir," " Will Waddle," "Cottage Homes of England," " The Drunkard's Poor Child," " The Captive," and other pieces. Lectures will be delivered on Wednesday, 27th May and 3rd of June. The first, probably, by Mr. Holdsworth on " Bands of Hope," and the second by Rev. W. Cuthbertson,
Old Caleb. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Band of Hope Journal — 23 May 1857
By MRS. REDFORD, Author of "Annie Leslie, §c, ftc. ( Continued from page 139. ) CALEB went into town the next day to speak to Mr. Wilson, the lawyer, on the business of placing Frank with him. Frank had told his father who his particular friend was, and Caleb not knowing the character of the young gentleman, felt a secret pride that his son had formed so respectable an acquaintance. "You have Mr. Sampson's son in your office, I believe, sir ? " said Caleb to Mr. Wilson. " Yes, unfortunately I have," replied that gentleman ; " he is far from indus trious, and I fear, not very steady." "Not industrious and unsteady," said Caleb, looking upon the ground, " that is a bad hearing, sir ; I should not like my boy to be with anyone like j that." "Well," said Mr. Wilson, "bad company is not desirable, certainly, but perhaps if young Sampson were with one near his own age he would work better, and both might be indus trious if they had company. However, I do not wish to persuade you : think i...
PASSING THOUGHTS ON BANDS OF HOPE. No. III. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Band of Hope Journal — 23 May 1857
PASSING THOUGHTS ON BANDS OF HOPE. No. III. WE take it for granted that most of our readers are friends of temperance : if they do not think it good for them selves they do for their children, and few, if any, would offer any objection to their children joining one of the Bands of Hope. Nay, further, in how many instances their doing so gives them peculiar pleasure and satisfac tion ? Mothers, in recapitulating the individual virtues of their favourites, will add with particular emphasis, that they have joined the Band of Hope. A publican a few days since in speak ing of temperance, frankly remarked j that his children had joined, spoke with evident pride of the fact, and added " that on no account he would have them break the pledge." Familiar as household words is the Band of Hope in Sydney homes, and farther afield its influence is felt. Goulburn, Kiama, Morpeth, Braid wood, and many other places already proudly number it among their local institutions ; everywhere it is received...
OUR MESSAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Band of Hope Journal — 23 May 1857
OUR MESSAGE. -* - .1 . .1 1 .t Ci . "i P TS .! GENTLE reader ! Has not the gauntlet thrown by the Spirit ot JöJvil some times fallen at your feet, and stirred your spirit within you to take it up and enter the lists against him ? and then, as you essayed to do so, your utter helplessness chilled your very soul. You remember the instant when some strange concurrence of circumstances seemed to bid ordinary, engrossing thoughts depart ; and how they ebbed away, like the receding tide, leaving you standing alone ;-when for a golden minute you felt transformed into the philanthropist or patriot, and looking round upon the restless waters of life beheld, with burning breast, the seemingly shoreless sea of sin, ignorance, and sorrow, whose waves of want, woe, and wretchedness are continually dismantling the frail barques of Humanity, and leaving them helpless wrecks upon shores of misfortune, or engulphing them in their dreary depths-how, at such an instant, you could have usurped the powe...
THE CLOSING ACCOUNT. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Band of Hope Journal — 23 May 1857
THE CLOSING ACCOUNT. Dr. Jewett, the temperance lecturer, says that a friend of his residing in Coventry, R. L., came into possession of the leaf of an account book, on which a poor drunkard had been charged with a quart of gin a day for five successive days. On the night of the fifth day, he died in a drunken fit ; and the charge on the rum seller's book for the sixth day was, " To five yards cloth, for winding-sheet"
GOULBURN. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Band of Hope Journal — 23 May 1857
GOULBURN. Three lectures were delivered to the children of this Band of Hope by Mr. Williams of this town, on the "Solar System," accompanied by illustrations prepared for the purpose. The first address on the 9th of April, showing the contrast between the Copernican and former systems ; the distances and magnitudes of the bodies. The children manifested great interest and asked for its being resumed at a bi monthly meeting. Agreeably with this request, on the 23rd the subject was again taken up, and the motions of the planets, apparent and real, treated of ; and on the 6th of May it was again the subject for the evening, when the spots and other telescopic appearances of the planets, the rings of Saturn, comets, moons, and their eclipses, with the demonstration of the motion of light from the eclipse of Jupiter's Satellites, was the subject for the third and last discourse. Such meetings are, no doubt, a means of moral im provement, and the promise of several valuable forthcoming d...