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NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
NEW ZEALAND. Of the twenty-five prisoners connected with the Whakatane affair, sixteen have been found guilty of the murders of Fulloon and Ned. The Neko7i Colonist has the following notes as to the progress of acclimatisation in that province. It says,-" The red aud fallow deer which were let loose in the Waimea lately appear to be thriving. They are increasing in number, and were seen lately with young fawns among them. The pheasant is multi- plying in several districts of the province. Some recently turned loose by his Honor the Superintendent, on the small island above Wairoa Bridge, have already had broods, and are be- ginning to spread, and will no doubt soon find their way up the Wairoa Gorge. Our imported song-birds are also multiplying, and the notes of the blackbird, the thrush (' mellow mavis' as Burns calls it), the goldfinch, chaffinch, and other linnets are not strange among the trees of some town gardens, and are sometimes to be met with in up-country districts. Chaff...
VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
VICTORIA. Since our last the Victorian Parliament' has been prorogued aud again called together for the despatch of business within four days. The new session was opened by his Excellency, who delivered the following speech:-"Mr. President and honorable Gentlemen of the Legislative Council ; Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Legislative Assembly,-In order that the Supply Bill of last session may be again considered, it has been I found necessary that there should be a new session of Parlia- ! ment,1 and I have, therefore, called you together immediately after the prorogation for that purpose. Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Legislative Assembly,'-Thé estimates which were laid before you last session will be re-submitted' for your consideration. Mr. President and Honorable Gentlemen of the Legislative Council ; Mir Speaker and Gentlemen of the Legis- lative Assembly,-lu adopting the course I have taken to enable you again to deal with the Supply Bill, I have been actuated by, an ear...
ORIGINAL POETRY. TO THE MEMORY OF OUR BABY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
ORIGINAL POETRY. TO THE MEMORY OF OUR BABY. 'TWAS a gentle, fragile little flower, That bloom'd awhile in this earthly bow'i', As a dewdrop bright that would exhale, Too frail to weather a stormy gale : Too pure and sweet for this chilly earth, It regain'd the Heav'n that gave it birth. Then, weeping mother, grieve thou no more, Thy flower blooms on a fairer shore ! Wilt thou raise thy gentle, tearful eyes, To that bright world beyond the skies ? Dost thou see that group in spotless white And, amongst the throng, thy cherub bright ? Markest thou how bright its sweet young face ? Which cankei'ing care can never trace ; . Then, weeping mother, O cease to mourn, On seraph-wings aloft it was borne. 0, do not fret for the form of clay They bore from thy aching sight away ; The empty shell must aside be thrown, When the golden butterfly has flown. Thy babe is freed from its house bf earth : It has soared away to a holier birth. Then, mother, give to thy tried heart rest 'Tis safely housed...
NEW PUBLICATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
NEW PUBLICATIONS. Louis Napoleon, Destined Monarch of the World, 383 p.p., lümo., .cloth, A. J. Smith, Melbourne. The Rev. M. Baxter, in the strange, work bearing the above title, has endeavoured to prove that ¡the whole of Biblical'prophecy points to the present .Emperor of France as the future Antichrist. The arguments in - support of this theory are evidently the result of great re- search, and many of them are ingenious, but we imagine they are unlikely to make many converts. By last mail we received a spécimen copy of Cassell?s Family Bible, illustrated by Dore, the greatest Hying engraver. The letter-press, plates, and paper, are all worthy of the celebrated establishment to which the world at large is indebted for its efforts to bring the highest and best literature.within the reach of all classes of the community. . '
THE CITY BRIDGE, ADELAIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
THE CITY BRIDGE, ÄDELAIDE. AHE^oityjsricige, as. it is designated, ana an illustration oí wJiicn we give in our present number, connects North and South Ade- | THECTTY BRIDGE, ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. laide, tlie city being divided into two distinct portions by the river Torrens. The bridge has a clear span of 120 feet, and affords a wide passage for the heavy winter floods, which roll down with such destructive violence, and which, in one year, swept away every structure on the river with less amplitude of dimensions.! The bridge is constructed of iron, is tubular in form, and devised on what is known as the bow string " principle. It forms the highway to the northern country, and over it, in times gone by, Stuart's expe- ditions have passed, and " also Gregory's, in search i if Leichhardt. When the remains of the lamented explorers, Burke and Wills, were brought into Adelaide from Cooper's , Creek, it was by this route. '
FERN TREE GULLY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
FERN" TREE GULLY. ONE of the most lovely features in Australian scenery, and it may be questioned whether there is anything else to surpass it, in the world, are the Fern Tree Gullies. . Gipp's Land, which im- mediately adjoins our south-eastern boundary, is peculiarly rich in these feathery forms, amongst the most graceful of na- ture's bounty in the beauty of vegetation. But Fern Tree Gully, as traced by the faithful pencil of Mr. Chevalier, will be, we will venture to say, much more agree- able from the contempla- tion of the easyarmi chair than being really half submerged in making one's painful way . A VIEW IN FERN TREE GULLY. through decayed vegetable matter, and tangled tropical foliage often so thick as to shut out the sunlight.
INAUGURATION OP THE PRINCE CONSORT STATUE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
INAUGURATION OP THE PRINCE CONSORT STATUE. MONDAY, April 23rd, 1866, will be recollected by thousands of the rising generation, long after their seniors, who took part in its ceremonies, have shuffled off this mortal coil. Everything .was worthy of the occasion. It was a day to be remembered as that on which, as with one accord, the people of New South Wales testified their loyalty to England's Queen, their recogni- tion , of the loss she and the nation had sustained, and their appreciation of the many virtues and noble qualities of Albert the Good. Our space not admitting of further preliminary remarks, we will, for the benefit of those of our readers who were not present on the occasion, give a brief outline of the proceedings. It will be recollected the statue, which was pur- chased by public subscription, is a copy of that executed by Theed, by ordei of Her Majesty, for presentation to Prince Albert's birthplace. lt arrived here some months ago, but owing to a temporary want of ...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
,,, ; : ' SOUTH AUSTRALIA.; -'- . , The Adelaide Racés commencedon the ISth ult., lasted until the foUowing Saturday, aiuL resulted thus :-- - .'. Maiden Plate, of 50sovs.:;-l milei-^Francis's Midnight, by Croupier, 3 years, lj Hughes' Crusader, 2 years,' 2 ; Bennett's Ringleader, 2 years, 13. >" * ' " i ' : Adelaide Clip, .of 50 sov£ eàeh, witlv 500 sovs. added; 2 miles ; -vaMe of the stake, 970 sovs.-Bagot's Cowra, by Fisher- man, 1 ; Adcock's Tim Whiffler, 2. Panic and Sea Gull ran a dead heat for third place. Town Plate, of 150 sovs. ; 20 sovs. to second horse ; 2 miles ; heats.-Low's Cupbearer, 1 ; Scott's Stag, 2. Trial Stakes, of 50 sovs. ; If mile; heats.-Mullins's Mack, 1 ; Craig's Blair Athol, 2 ; Freeman's Lorenzo, 3. ? The Shorts, of 30 sovs. ; half-mile heats, without dismount- ing.-Scott's Stag, 1 ; Morphet's Prince Albert, 2 ; Adcock's Laurel, 3. St. Leger, of 100 sovs., with à sweep of 10 sovs., 2 forfeit ; 1^ mile ; 42 nominations.-Francis's Midnight, by Croupier...
SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
SHIPPING. --. ARRIVALS. ? April; 14.-Helen, barque, Captain Wilson, from Tome, 14th FebruarySunshine, barque, Captain Jenkins, from Conception, 19th February. - " April lü.-R.M.S. Bombay, Captain Burne, fr Dm Gaile, 24th March. ' . ; April 17.--Hamlet, barque, Captaiu'SSowj from San Francisco, 7th, February ; Elizabeth Nicholson, ship, Captain Crosby, from London, 15th January. April 18.-Spartan, brig, Captain Davis, from Conception^ 30th January; Premier, ship, Captain White, from Algarobo, 29th January ; La'Reine, ship, Captain Varangot, from Concep- tion, 22 ndFebruary. April 19.-Don Julio, barque, Captain Hayer, from Algarobo, 20th February. '.April 20.--Tai Lee, schooner, Captain Wilson, from San Francisco, 15th February; Scotsman, brig. Captain Ganswyck, from Algarobo, 3rd February ; Ida, barque, Captain Chartez, from Tome, 13th February. April 21.-Belvidere, ship, Captain Wilson, from San Fran- cisco, 24th February ; Van Artvelde, barque, Captain Hegenesh, from Algarobo, 13th...
SPORTING. RANDWICK RACES. FIRST DAY.—SATURDAY, APRIL 28. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
¡ ' ' . SPOUTING. ' RANDWICK RACES. "FIRST DAY.-SATURDAY, APRIL 28. THE Metropolitan Autumn Meeting of 1866 will be remembered, as one of the most successful held for several years past. On the Leger day the weather was magnificently fine, and there was, consequently, a large attendance, including the Prince de Conde, who expressed himself much pleased with the appear- ance bf our race-horses and the quality of the sport.1 FIRST' RACE.-The Trial Stakes, of 4 sovereigns each, with 40 sovereigns added; the winner to be sold by auction immedi- ately after the race, for £60 ; if any excess,- to go to the fund. Entrance, 2 sovereigns. 1^ mile. ! Tait's br. g. Rarey, aged, 9 st. 1 lb.. (Ashworth) 1 : Ivory's b. m. Malvina, 6 years, 9 st. 2 lb. ... 2 Town's b. g. Lxmatic, 4 years, S st. 9 lb. ... 3 ; This was booked as a certainty for Malvina, who made the running to the Derby corner, and then allowed Tait's nag to go in an easy winner. Time, 2 min. 25Ä sec. SECOND RACE.-The Australian Joc...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
MANTLES, CLOAKS, AND JACKETS. FOR AUTUMN AND WINTER, 1866. Have now open the largest and most superb stock of AUTUMN and WINTER MANTLES, CLOAKS, and JACKETS, ever submitted to the public of tlds colony. Importing as they do direct from the most eminent designers and manufacturers all those shapes and materials which have commanded the greatest admiration during the past season in London and Paris, they are enabled to show a far more magnificent collection of WINTER NOVELTIES than has ever been exhibited in Sydney. In JACKETS-each shape will be shown in all the new and pretty materials introduced this season. THE TIGHT, SEMI-TIGHT, and LOOSE-FITTING, New Paris shapes in silk, saxony-cloths, and velvets. JACKETS AGAIN PREDOMINATE, And though many are worn quite plain, others are superbly trimmed, the most fashionable in black velvet being White Astracán, rich black Spanish plumes, Russian fur, silver-grey plush, (fcc, all of which in effect are exceedingly light and rich. - TWO CASES ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
CALLAGHAN AND SON, MANUFACTURERS & IMPORTERS of BOOTS & SHOES 297 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY,V * (OPPOSITE ROYAL HOTEL.) ; TO LADIES VISITING SYDNEY. Mrs. MAY, of Cavendish House, respectfully invites -attention to her well-assorted Stock of Ladies' and Çhil .tlren's Underclothing, Baby Linen, and Millinery. Ladies plain and trimmed night dresses and chemises Ladies' plain and trimmed drawers and petticoats Ladies' quilted alpaca and silk petticoats Ladies* ilannel and wincey petticoats and crinolines Ladies' white and coloured flannel dressing gowns Ladies' garibaldi and cloth house jackets Ladies' print and cambric wrappers Ladies' white and coloured stays, all colours and sizes Ladies' merino, lambswool, and cashmere hosiery Ladies' merino and lambswool undervests and drawers Ladies' white and coloured flannel drawers and petticoats Ladies! and gentlemen's best Josephine kid gloves Infant's prettily trimmed night and day gowns Infants' night and day, flannels, all pric...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
In the June number of " THE NEWS," amongst other Engravings the following will appear : ' PRINCE CONSORT STATUE, Fitzroy "Waterfall, View in the Fiji Islands, New Roman Catholic Church, Newtown, Views of Armidale. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. With the July number-o).""the " Sydneylllustrated News" will be issued a .-; -U. : COLOURED SUPPLEMENT. In this number of "THE NEWS" is commenced A NEW ORIGINAL TALE: ENTITLED, "BROKEN CLOUDS." > EY F. S. WILSON. AUTHOR OF "WOONOÓNA" AND "AUNT MILLY'S CHRISTMAS BOX," &C. This Talc will be found replete with interest to all who study Colonial character and scenery. Unlike many (so called) Australian novels, the whole action is confined lo the Colony ¡and, instead of presenting those distorted and exaggerated pictures of Australian incident with which thc Old World writers amuse ((wt al thc same time mystify) their readers-"Broken Clouds" exhibits, in their integrity, the lights and shadows of life in New South Wales. Being an Australian story,...
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. A very interesting dispatch from Mr. Sholl, the Resident at Tien-Tsin Bay, appears in the Perth Gazette of March 23. The news is very favourable. They have had heavy rains ; the stock is - in splendid order, and the people in good spirits ; grass grow- ing and rivers running. I. have little doubt that that portion of Australia will become the seat of a large and thriving com- munity before long, as well for the growth of tropical produc- tions as for pastoral purposes. The overland journey of Mr. Cowle and his party from Roebuck Bay to the De Grey River proves the non-existence of any river between the latter and the Fitzroy, which empties itself into King's Sound, and is therefore the main drain of all the north-western interior. The country passed over by Cowle he describes as almost all good pastoral, and consists of plains without any rise worth calling a hill. "Water, he thinks, can be obtained anywhere 'by digging a few feet. This gives an enormous expansion...
THE GRAND STAND AT RANDWICK. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
THE GRAND STAND AT RANDWICK. y-v . . _J_ *_ _ £ A.V _ /"I_1 Cl J_J _ X. OUR engraving gives a correct view of the Grand btand at Randwick, previous to the start for the Leger, which was run for on. the 28th ult., in the presence of His Royai Highness Prince de Conde and suite. The stand is large, commodious, and substantial; access to it is obtained by three stairs-two for tbe public, and one for the stewards and the occupants of the vice-regal box. Under the stand are spacious refreshment rooms, O'Brien's bar, the weighing room and stewards'room, and at the rear are extensive saddling paddock and offices. The Stand and Course is the property of the Australian Jockey Club, of which His Excellency the Governor is patron, the Hon. E. D. Thomson,president, and Mr. Buchan Thomson, hon. sec. ; THE GK AND STAND, RANDWICK-THE START J'OR THE LEGER. -[SEE PAGE 3.;
LITERATURE. BROKEN CLOUDS! AN ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN TALE. CHAPTER I. THE GLASS POINTS TO "STORMY." [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
LITERATURE. BROKEN CLOUDS! AN ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN TALE. BY P. S. WILSON. Author of " Woonoona," "Aunt Milly's Christmas Box," 11 Shot,in the Heart,"'¿c. CHAPTER I. THE GLASS POINTS TO "STORMY." APvKER, draw the curtains, and place some wine on the table. Walking is fatiguing work this Christmas weather, and your journey has made you pale, Mr. liavensden. The room was an old-fashioned one, furnished with attention to comfort solid, sturdy comfort, rather than to dazzle with fashion. Every article, from the soft downy carpet, into which the foot sank noise- lessly, to the large chairs with expand- ed arms waiting to embrace you, and strong enough to clasp and hold you when you ?? did accept their invitation, Svore the same air of substantial ease. "When Larker had obeyed the first command of his master, Mr. Dansby (of the firm of Dansby, Spadgett, and Briggs, ship-owners), the heavy damask hangings prevented the heat from invading the apart- ment ; and only stray arrows of yellowlight...
THE MURDER OF CONSTABLE O'GRADY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
THE MURDER OF CONSTABLE O'GRADY. TOWARDS dusk on the 9th ultimo four horse- men were observed coming into the town of Nerrigundah, two abreast; they were Clarke's gang of bush- rangers ; two stopped -at Wallis's public house, the first on the left as you enter the town; the other two rode on to Pollock's store. The two former commenced operations by bailing-up Mr. Wal- lis and allin his house ; while so engaged, Clarke brought in Mrs. Pollock, from whom lie took £7 in cash, and the key of the safe. While at the door talking to one of the others, observing the key in his hand, she gently withdrew it, and on his demanding it she threw it over his head into the street, and, strange to Bay, although they searched up and down with lamps they could not find it. Soon after Fletcher, another ?- of the gang, entered with Mrs. Pollock's chil- dren, servant, and two -. Ohîûaîîica ; ligates of the neighbouring houses, and passers by were also brought into Wallis's and made to bail up. Mr. Pollo...
TO BE TAKEN FOR LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 May 1866
TO BE TAKEN FOR, LIFE. Sophy read through the whole of the foregoing several times over, and I sat in my seat in the Library Cart (that's the name we give it) seeing her read, and I was as pleased and as proud as a Pug-Dog with, his muzzle blackleaded for an evening party, and his tail extra curled by machinery. Every item of my plan was crowned with success. Our re-united life was more than all that we had looked forward to. Content and joy went with us as the wheels of the two carts went round, and the same stopped with us when the two carts stopped. But I had left something out of my calculations. Now, what had I left out ? To help you to guess, I'll say a figure. Come. Make a guess, and guess right. Nought? No. Nine? No. "Eight? No. Seven? No. Six? No. Five? No. Four? No. Three ?, No. Two ? No. One? No. Now I'll tell you what I'll do with you. I'll say it's another sort of figure altogether. There. "Why, then, says you, it's a mortal figure. No, nor yet a mortal figure. By such ...