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August. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 17 July 1858
Plant out a large plot of early potatoes, of the ash-leafed or other kidney descrip tion. Pick out some of the best formed plants to produce seed ; continue forming fresh plantations of the various kinds of cabbages, and carry earth to those crops formerly planted. Form plantations of Savoys, Scoth kale, Brussels spiouts, and red cabbage. Sow more cauliflower seed, and transplant those remaining in the seed-bed. Plant out the various pot herbs, and earth up beans and peas; sow cucumbers, melons, onions, leeks, carrots and parsnips, celery, kidney, broad and Fiench beans, spinach, cabbage, ^cauli flower, brocoli, turnips, radishes, parsley, small salads, and kitchen herbs.
Gardening. BEANS. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 17 July 1858
febtning. BEANS. These require a strong rich land, as they are a very exhausting crop. A cold, wet soil, will not do for them, unless it has been first well trenched, dressed with lime, and fallowed for a season. Beans «re of two varieties, as broad beans and French beans. There are seven kinds of broad beans : the early Lisbon, the dwarf mazagan, the early long-pod, the green loug-pod, the mazagan, toker, and broad Windsor. The three first are early beans, the fourth and fifth occasional crops, and the two last best suited for a main crop. The seeds should be sown in a double and south, the rows being three feet row, and with a broad drill running north apart. As soon as the young plants show their first blossoms it will be time to sow for a succeeding crop. Early cabbages may be planted between these rows, and as the former are removed, the ground should be well forked, and a small quan tity of manure added,, if necessary. A blight known as the black dolphin often attacks beans wh...
BATHURST STREET. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 17 July 1858
BATHURST STREET. July 8.-" An hour with the Sciences," by Mr. Alfred Cane. 15.-M John Bunyan," by the Rev. Jas. Voller. Both instructive and interesting lectures, and good attendance. The anniversary of this society will be celebrated next Wednesday and Thurs day by an adult tea meeting on Wednes day, and the menbers' meeting on Thursday. The members will assemble at the schoolroom at half-past two o'clock, on THURSDAY, and walk to the "Govern ment Gardens in procession, (weather permitting) and after a scramble for oranges will return to tea, which will commence at six o'clock.
Selections. ANECDOTE OF BINNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 17 July 1858
Solutions, ANECDOTE OF BINNEY. Mr. Binney is the most eccentric of preachers; innumerable legends float about, descriptive of Tiis manifold oddi ties ; perhaps they are few of them to be wholly believed, perhaps every one of them has some foundation, when it is remembered that he is a man capable of saying anything-at any time-any how. It is said that Dr. Harris-1-then John Harris^ of Epsom,- once invited him to supply a gap in the anniversary services ot' his chapel, made by the illness of the ?expected preacher. " But you know, Brother Harris, a man can't go in this way; to-morrow, you say ? I am quite unprepared, you know. No, no; get somebody else." " Oh ! for that, you know," rejoined he of Epsom, "any sermon from you will do; preach that sermon you gave to them at - " Oh, very well, very well; then I'll come." He went, preached, got on very well through two heads of discourse, then stopped, looked down over the pulpit, '.Brother Harris, what was thirdly?" and Brother Harris ha...
ALLIANCE BAND OF HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 17 July 1858
ALLIANCE BAND OF HOPE. The usnal weekly meeting was held in the tent on the Temperance Hall ground on Thursday evening last. A recitation entitled " The Band of Hope Chairman at his wits' end," had been prepared for the occasion. Several^,other recitations were given in excellent style by members of the recitation class in connection with this society; music had been provided, and the evening passed off most pleasantly. On Wednesday next, the 21st, a lecture will be delivered at the School of Arts by Mr. J. Druery, on " Hydraulics and Pneu matics."
The Apas Tree of Intemperance: SOME OF ITS COLOSTIAL FRUITS FOR THE QUARTER ENDING 30TH JUNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 17 July 1858
Cbe Hps Cite of Intcmirantc: SOME OF ITS COLOSTIAL FRUITS FOR THE QUARTER ENDING 30THJUNE. John HILL, tried on the charge of mur dering his wife at Paddington; bein^ in cited by her drunken habits, he stabbed her with a knife. Found guilty of man slaughter. Charles Cooper attempted to commit suicide (at Merriwa) by cutting his throat whiiti labouring under delirium tremens. Inqoest on the body of Patrick Blake> Menangle; verdict, " Died from apoplexy induced by habits of intemperance. At Mu^gee, James Riley was committed ' on the charge of murdering T. U, Hervey, the quarrel arising through drunkenness. Horrible murder at Shoalhaven of a man named Frazier, who, in company with Egan, the supposed murderer, had been drinking a quart of rum. This had the effect of maddening Egan. .and poor Frazier was found dreadfully mangled next morning. The sad effects of intemperance: Cecilia Day, aged 23, died from disease ! accelerate ! by intemperance, and as the j verdict says, "not otherwis...
L. s. d. SKETCH THE SECOND.—RECOLLECTIONS OF AN OLD LADY. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 17 July 1858
f. 8. Jr. BY THE AUTHORESS OF " OLD CALEB." SKETCH THE SECOND.-RECOLLECTIONS OF AN OLD LADY. SWEET, even at this distant period, is the remembrance of my childhood's home ; and as I sit by my now lonely hearth, memory, all powerful memory, carries me back to its smooth lawns, its wide-spreading chestnut-trees, its brave oM oaks, and its stately elms. There was a row of fine filbert-trees too, where the saucy red squirrel knowingly cracked his nuts, dropping the shells at our feet as if in mockery of our inability to reach the clustering fruit; then he hopped blithely from sprig to sprig, till we could fancy he was saying, " Catch me if you can." My father too, ah! methinks I see him now with his noble figure, his finely chiseled features, and keen but benevolent eye beaming with intelli gence and goodness. The poor blessed him as he passed along, and the good and virtuous called him friend. And then my sweet sister, with her bright eyes and glossy ringlets. She was some ten years ol...
The Children's Portfolio. WHAT A CUP OF CIDER DID. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 17 July 1858
Cj)t (EijHbrm's ^portfolio-. WHAT A CUP OF CIDER DID. MANY years ago, before steam car riages and railways were thought of, when stage coach travelling was in © . fashion, and ten miles an hour consid ered an enormous speed, I had occasion to undertake in England, what was in those days thought a long journey about fifty miles. Accordingly, one bright June morning, I aro§e with the lark, ma&lt;le a hasty breakfast, and took my departure. It was a beautiful day ; the sun shone clear and bright, over meadow and hill, and the wild woods rang with the joyous songs of the birds. But soon all this was changed, slowly slowly a dark cloud which had been peeping over a ridge of hills, spread itself over the sky, and the rain poured in. torrents. I looked around for a place of shelter, and at length saw a little further up the road, in the midst of a clump of trees at the edge of a wood, a small cottage which proved to be a keeper's lodge. Hurriedly dismounting, I entered, as is the c...
Cour of a Leetotaller to Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 17 July 1858
Cour of a ^dataller to Utelkmrc. " TURN a-head," said the portly cap tain of the Royal Mail Steamship " Australasian," as the bell struck four 011 the afternoon of the 11th June hist. The roaring of the escape steam ceased, and a noise beneath like a sub terranean volcano assured me that the engines were in motion, and very soon the white foam was flying from the bows of the noble vessel as she sped through the blue waters of the Pacific. " You will please to excuse the roughness of the luncheon to-day, sir," said one of the numerous saloon ser vants to me as I seated myself at a long table abundantly supplied with cold fowls, hams, and joints of various kinds. The apology was needless; and as I helped myself to the wing of a chicken, I thought I should be glad to be assured that I should fare as well every day during my contemplated tour. What can that noisy blast on the horn mean ? I inquired of myself, as I reclined on a sofa in my comfortable cabin, about an hour and a-half afte...
Intelligence. NEW SOUTH WALES ALLIANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 17 July 1858
ntdligtiue. NEW SOUTH WAIXS ALLIANCE. j THE foundation stone of the Temperance Hall was laid with all ceremony on the 14th inst., by Miss Denison: his Excel lency the Governor-General, with Lady Denison and family, being present on the occasion. The stone was laid at eleven o'clock in the presence of somfe thousands of people. A silver trowel, and a handsomely catved mallet and level, wore presented to Miss Denison, and were used by her on the occasion. The trowel bore an appropriate inscription ; also the names of the committee. On the level were the words, " Trust in God," and " Peace and Plenty." The mallet bore the emblem of the Rose, Shamrock, and Thistle. Upwards of 1000 youthful members of the Bands of Hope were present. These had been previously assembled on the racecourse with their respective banners, under Mr. Pavey's direction, and had proceeded round Pitt and Macquarie Streets, headed by the German band. At the conclusion of the ceremony a bouquet, composed of violets a...
WHAT IS TO BE DONE? [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 17 July 1858
WHAT IS TO BE DONE? C^tHEN we see some fearful evil impending over a community, or the fljfH, enemy as it were at our gates-our prosperity threatened-our personal safety jeopardised-our lives placed in the balance-in the emergency of the moment, the inquiry generally arises, What is to be done ? Men bewildered, and possessing no originality of thought-no fertility of invention, look around in every direction for some master mind to awaken and lead them on to deliverance. The world, in fact, has but few master minds; and the generality of men, instead of being originators, are mere copyists, following each other's foot steps, whether it be in the fashion of a coat, or in an expedient to avert an evil. The current of human thought, like the wind, flows in one direction, whether right or wrong, until a master mind alters its course. Such, then, is the great question of intemperance. Drunkenness poured in upon the most highly Christianised nations of Europe and America like a flood, thr...
BURWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 31 July 1858
BURWOOD. On the evening of Monday last, a meeting of more than ordinary interest was held in connection with the Band of Hope. The schoolroom was crowded. Messrs. J. Roseby and D. Alderton ad dressed the meeting, and Master T. Roseby recited two pieces, with which those pi-esent were greatly pleased. At the close of the meeting eighteen signed the pledge. The meetings will b.e held in future on the Monday evening nearest the full moon, and not on the first Monday of the month, as hitherto.
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 31 July 1858
MELBOURNE. On the 1st July (separation day of the colony) the Temperance League of Victoria celebrated their first anniversary by a series of meetings ; commencing in the morning by a public breakfast, holding a conference during the day, and in the evening a grand soiree in the exhibition buildings, at which 2,500 persons were present. Richard Heales, Esq., M.L.A., presided at the various meetings. Among other total abstainers who took part in the pxoceedings, which lasted altogether two whole days, were the Revs. J. P. Sunderland, James Ballan tyne, Kerr Johnson, Mark Bradney, William R. Fletcher, C. Hall; and Messrs. H. Langlands, M.L.A,, T. C. Prebble, J. Goode, Charles Read, Edwards, Sinclair, Wilson, Bellin, &c., &c. First class vocal and instrumental music was provided as part of the evening's enter tainment. From the report, which is long and full of interest, we gather that in February last the " League'' were the means of defeating a bill brought before the...
GOULBURN. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 31 July 1858
GOULBURN. A most interesting meeting of the members of the Goulburn Band of Hope was held on the evening of the 5th July, for the purpose of presenting to their late secretary, Mr. S. F. Blackmore, a testimo nial of their respect and esteem; Mr. R. Craig presided on the occasion. A hand some pair of candlesticks with appurte nances was presented by Mr. J. Stewart, the eldtst member of the society, and an appropriate address read by Mr. J. Williams, the present secretary. Mr. Blackmore in his reply as sured them that though removing to a distance he should still be deeply inter ested in their welfare, and would render all the assistance in his power, and that lie should exert himself to promote the principles of Temperance wherever be went. The meeting was also addressed by the Rev. W. Colley and Mr. J. Williams.
The Holy Homes. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 31 July 1858
Cjje fjaljj Homes. BY 8ILVERPEN, (Continued from page 237.) AFTER much further weary search through innumerable hot and foetid smelling streets, and mounting up and down so many stairs, that it seemed a process like a treadmill, they observed the ticket of "Lodgings to let" in the window of a private house, on the door of which was a brass plate, subscribed " Tadcaster, jeweller. Repairs neatly executed." A faded, care-worn woman, who had peeped over one of the parlour blinds as they knocked, opened the door. Without answering them, she went along the dirty passage to the top of the kitchen staircase, and calling " Mrs. Tadcaster, here are people wanting lodgingsshe retreated to her parlour with work of a light gauzy texture that she appeared to sewing. Thus summoned, the mistress appeared, with a baby at her breast, and led the Normans into a small, dull back parlour, apologising as she did so for its dusty appearance, by saying it was " Saturday." She was a comparatively young wom...
SECOND DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 31 July 1858
SECOND DAY. The members assembled in the school room at half-past two o'clock for a walk in the Domain, where they dispersed for an hour's play, and returned to tea at six o'clock. An abundant supply of cake gave great satisfaction. After tea the secretary said that five essays on " The Duty of Christians abstaining from IntoxicatingDrinks/'had been received; for the three best of which the following works were given-" Di\ Kitto's Biblical Concordance," " Memories of Germesaret," and the latest volume of Lectures to Young Men." All the essays, especially those winning the first and second prizes, were written remark ably well, but from want of time, only one of them was read to the meeting. After a few remarks were made on the past year, Mr. Griffiths, with his Welsh tire, enlivened the meeting for a feW minutes, when a vote of thanks to the gentlemen who have assisted the society during the year, in giving lectures, &c., was moved and seconded by two members, and carried wi...
Band of Hope Meetings. BATHURST STREET ANNIVERSARY FIRST DAY.—ADULT MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 31 July 1858
flf Jimpe Meetings. BATHURST STREET ANNIVERSARY FIRST DAY.-ADULT MEETING. the 21st instant the annual meeting of the friends of the above Band of Hope took place in the Bathurst-street schoolroom. About 200 sat down to tea, which was afterwards augmented to 300. At half-past seven o'clock the Rev. James Voller, in a few preliminary remarks, opened the meeting, when the secretary read a gratifying report of the past year's operations. [From want of space its publication is deferred until next issue.] Its adoption was moved by Dr. Charles, and seconded by Mr. H. B. Lee. Three recitations then followed, consisting of conversations between '. Conscience and Wholesale Dealer," " Conscience and Retailer," and a selection from a new prize tale, entitled, " The Burnish Family." In these pieces, as well as in the speeches preceding, the drinking customs of the present day were shown to be inconsistent with the spirit of the Gospel, and, therefore should not be sanctioned by the Church of Chr...
ALLIANCE BAND OF HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion — 31 July 1858
ALLIANCE BAND OF HOPE. Hydraulics and Pneumatics formed the subject of an interesting lecture, by Mr. J. Druery, on the evening of July 21. At the close of the meeting upwards of 4i) signed the pledge-the largest number on any one occasion since the commence ment of the society.. Temperance addresses with alternate juvenile recitations, occupied the evening of July 28. Mrs. Beer will deliver a lecture on PHRENOLOGY, on the evening of Wednes day next, August 4th. The admission on this occasion will be, children 3d., adults, 6d. Those wishing to have their heads manipulated and characters explained from the platform, can get cards for that purpose from the secretary. .August 11.-Recitations. The choice bouquet of violets and ca melias, presented to Miss Denison on the occasion of the late ceremony, was sent for that purpose, by Mr. John Baptist, of Surry Hills.