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BELL'S LIFE IN SYDNEY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1845. The Turf. PETERSHAM RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 18 October 1845
^BELL'S LIFE IN SYDNEY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1845. The Turf. -o PETERSHAM RACES. Undismayed by thc threatening appearance of tho weather, and the already wretched condition of the roads, a good muster of our undaunted citizens had congregated on Thursday, last at this favourite offshoot of Wardell's bush. Happily, indeed, has Nature, that alma parens rerum, suited her'beneficial dispensations, not only to our wants, but to our inclinations, for though the agricultural interest to a man, were endeavouring to convict the clerk of the weather of a deficiency in duty, others felt disposed to condemn his extra officious- ness in the granting of supplies. How- ever, we may learn henceforth to leave the aforesaid clerk in charge of the clouds, -whilst confining ourselves and our aspira- tions, to the lowly things of this world, we either plod or plow it, crawl or gallop over it at discretion. The refreshing and steady showers of Wednesday were much required and though they may have damped...
REVIVAL OF IMMIGRATION. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 18 October 1845
REVIVAL OF IMMIGRATION. WHESf the scheme of issuiug Government Deben- tures ou the bankrupt Lamí Fund was mooted, for the purpose of defraying tho coat of Immigration, twelve or eighteen months ago, it was sconted and ridiculed by all sensible people, and, as a matter of course, was abandoned accordingly. It was then recommended that ONLY 5000 immigrants should be annually imported to supply the demand for labor, the clamor for which, from the interior, ex- ceeded all reasonable bounds. Now, precisely the same insane measure lias beeu quietly carried ont iu Council, under another title, and the number of persons recommended to bc poured in upon thc labor market annually has been increased to 12,000 souls, yet the working classes and their organs have been silently looking on with folded arms, without making an effort to counteract the deadly blow which has been thus aimed nt their prosperity. It is to be presumed that tho contemptuous indiffer cnce with which all thc appeals of tho ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 18 October 1845
, "OJILL be published each Satur * T day mornings at the Printing office, 17, Bridge-street, where all communications will be received. ; Tlie terms are 6s. 6d. per quarter, and advertisements will bè charged, 2s. Od. for the first inch, with ls. for every additional inch of space. Where agencies are not formed, the only safe mode for parties .deT sirous of'becoming Subscribers,; to ensure the regular receipt of our future numbers, will be to com- municate directly with the Office in Sydney. NOTICE .-Advertisers must specify upou the back of their orders the number of insertions, otherwise they will be continued until countermanded. TO STAND THIS SEASON, AT ¿¡YVAiLGROVE, " " sir Cltarlea" and " St. Hellers." ' " : 1 MR. CHARLES ROBERTS having selected for the Season, the two most powerful blood Horses in the colony, they will stand for the Season, and travel ns follows, viz. : The splendid horse Sir Charles will stand at Walgrove, and will he allowed to travel within twelve miles of...
OLLA PODRIDA[?] [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 18 October 1845
-o FOOT LACE AND CAPTURE-A sporting foot race took place in May last, in the neighbourhood of Parsons- town, Ireland, between two officers of the 66th Regt. for a bet of £10. Ensign Holmes backed himself to get to Philipstown, a distance of 35 English miles, against Lieutenant Astley. Unfortunately after a well contested race, they were arrested as deserters by the police at Philipstown, when within a few hundred yards of the barracks, who seeing &nbsp; them in such very light marching order, and going double quick, detained them until the circumstance was explained. Thc distance was performed in the short space of a few minutes less than six hours, which was at the rate of six miles an hour. MIXED GOVERN'MEST.-A' foreign gentleman, expressing in his . own mode of pronunciation the usticulty he had in giving its right name to the new ministry, said,.." It is-a part of vat you call.viek (whig) and port of vat you call tory, so I suppose it must be colled vic-tory.government."...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
HAWKESBURY REGATTA. AltEOATTA will lie held ou Wednesday, the Iáth November. 1845, nt ll o'clock in the forenoon, on the Beach of the Hawkesbury from tho Willow Tree ou Mrs. Cope's Grouud at Windsor, to Mr. H. Iluilson's Farm, when there will be the following BOAT RACES and PRIZES to the re- spective winners, subject to the littles undermen- tioned. : - £ s d I. -For gigs and whaleboats pulling four oars, rrize .10 0 O II. -Two oared Boats . íí 0 0 III. -Boats pulling a pair of sculls... 3 0 0 IV. -All boats pnlliug four oars, not exceeding 20 feet in tho keel... 7 0 0 V. -Bouts propelled by one oar work at the stern ...". 3 0 0 VI. -Canoes pulled by either Abori- ginals or whites, with a pair of paddles . 1 0 Cr A jacket, pair trousers, uud cab- bage tree hat. VII.-Beaten Stakes for Boats that have not won a race at this lle gattu, and not exceeding 20 feet iu the keel (.with entrance added) 3 0 0 All boats must be entered mid pulled by persons residing iu the Hawkesbury District, ...
Settlers Price Current. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
Settlers Price Current. No. Owner. Weight. Purchaser Price. £ a il II. Merreti 03 Murret 8 cwt. Oakes [- 3 10 0 Cleeve J 100 Parnell 7 cwt. oal^sT1} 2 10 0 80 Kite 7* cwt. Cleeve 3 7 0 S II E li P. 2i'i. Hadley, of Penrith II. Merrel Os. shorn 110 Crisp, of .Myrtle Creek. í¡I,MerfHtl ös. ditto ' J samuels J .100 Ned llvtm.ofYass II.Merictl ± , . ' Argent j (#H) Delhtiuty Kuper 11s. Deef, hy the carcase, from ld. to five farthings ; Mutton, fr om l-^il to 7 farthings j Porkj oil. und ia I scarce ; Calves, uro worth from 12s. Oil. to Xl.
THE AUSTRALIAN CLAIM. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
THE AUSTHALIAX CLAIM. Tho claim of Australia to bc placed on the same footing as Cunada ns to corn duties, so ably advo- cated by Mr. Hutt, is of a kind the least likely to succeed with Sir Robert reel. What is asked is mere justice, und mere justice is « hut Sir Robert Peel never grunts. No minister has made more concessions than Sir" Robert Peel, but he never mude ono ou the ground of equity or fairness. The claim of Australia is too good for success. If it could Lc shifted from its justice to »onie bad necessity the prospect of currying it would he wonderfully improved. Rebellion, or u state of discontent and disobedience bordering on it, would be a pretty sure way of attainment ; but then the question is, whether the gain would compensate the evils of disturbance. in the colony ? A9 Lord Howick, in a spirited and able speech, reminded Sir liebelt Peel, the Canada Corn Bill hud been grounded by him on the large principle that the colonies were entitled to bo treated us integral p...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
A LUMINOUS PUK.-A certain'facetious gentle- - man observed a shop-boy emptying a large lamp in Ibo gutter in Cheapside, to thc annoyance of the passengers, who had to heep clear of the spattering oil." Hang the boy," says tho gentleman, "I have a great mind to push him into the kennel, and then wo should sec A-lad-in with'his wonderful lamp." FÀOTS.-If men wore; to value most that which. gives them' most'pleasure,, nn easy chair would bo preferred tb a throne, and a cigar to a sceptre. Monday's news Í3 not dissimilar to' tradesmen1)?; Monday'sdinner-Sunday's faro.Ijashedf up¿".,-,; ?
Country News. WINDSOR. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
Country News. -o WINDSOR Ou Saturday night last, some vile miscreaut or miscreants, of whoru the gallows, we sincerely hope hus only been cheated for a short time, effected au en- trance through oue of the windows of St. Matthews' Roman Catholic Chapel, Windsor, and disrobed the Altar of that sacred sanctuary of every thin? valua- ble ; amongst the rest a Silver Chalice, which had been presented to the Church by the la-.e Kev. Slr. M'Curiy, inscribed with that gentleman's uauie. Nut satisfied with robbery alone, these devils iucur uate¿ destroyed every thing within their reach. It is indeed painful to be called upon to report such disgraceful sceues of human depravity in a Christian Country. The indefatigable Chief Constable, Mr. SUerly, whose zeal and activity upon such occasions ure highly creditable, is on the look-out, and we have no doubt he will soon be the means of bring- ing these sacrilegious wretches to a speedy retribu- tion.
To Correspondents [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
To Correspondent* NIX.-We should be sorry to be susnnderatood In the business. Conley's (the Poet's) description of those dames is not appropriate, as far as op- portunity has allowed us to judge, to wit " She that loves sermons as she loves the rest, .Still standing slit)', the lougest are the best ; She that will lie, yet swears she hates a liar Except it be the man that will lie by her ; She that sings psalms devoutly next the street Aud beats her maid i'th'kitchen, were none see't And for all this eau give no reason why This is &c., &c." PICTON.-J. B. of the Lu has been attended to. BATHURST.-Our Country Agents give their own Receipts. The names and papers have been forwarded.
No title [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
RUSBIANST,VTI8TICS-According to tuc last census of the population oí Itussia, thc serfs amounted to 42,000,000, 10,000,000 of whom helouged^ to tho Crown, and 27,000,000 to private individuals. The entire population of'the empire exceeded 53,000,000 of souls.
BELL'S LIFE IN SYDNEY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1845. MORPETH AND HINTON REGATTA. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
BELL'S LIFE IN SYDNEY. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1845. MORPETH AND HINTON REGATTA. The unfavourable state of the weather (a far as regards sporting matter,) had tende to damp the ardor of some of the ovei sqeamish, amongst the inhabitants of th Maitland district, on Monday last ; yel such was the interest manifested by th first Regatta, that both sides of the nobl banks of tho Hunter were at an early hou thronged by interested and interestini spectators, eagerly bent upon the cominj sport. The preparations made by the Hon Secretary and other gentlemen i:i the neigh bourhood, were of a nature to attract al classes, while, to the assiduity and zeal dis played by the aforesaid parties, may bi traced the renewal of that character fo liberality and munificence, which, in day of yore, so pointedly marked this ' wealth] and important district. ^ The River itself presented an unusuall; enlivening appearance, dotted as it wai with boats of all descriptions, manned b; amateurs of all sizes and na...
To the Edltor of Bells Life in Sydney, [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
To tho Edltor of Bells Life in Sydney, Sir,-I uni happy ti) find that your valuable Sporting Chronicle is already making rapid strides in the district of Windsor, and bids fair, in the course of a very sliort time, to surpass in circula- tion tho greater portion of the periodicals now in es isteuce ; the dull monotonous tone of which, is becoming quite insipid lo the taste of every sporting member of the community, and in short, to al classes-(save and except)-usurers, and land sharks, whose whole soul and body is taken np with the minmi of pounds, shillings, und pence. Of what avail are tho speeches of thc Legislature to two-thirds of tho coinmuuity, it being u well-kuowa fact, that the very breuth of Sir George can extin- guish the light they may in their wisdom be disposed to throw upon any measure or subjpct. The little town -or Windsor is but, indeed, nu isolated spot in tho vast extent of territory on this side of the equator, yet, for fun and frolic, and gaiety of every descr...
SECOND DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
SECOND DAY The crowd was if possible more densi than on tho preceding morning, and tin days amusement opened with the Hintoi Purse. FIBST DACE. Thc Hinton Purse, of J-0, with £1 10s. for th second boat; tile boats 'pulling two oars; ti start from tho Hinton punt, up to a buoy mooree off-tho Sandy Spit, rouudiug it on the Durban side, down to tho buoy moored off Mr. Jobi Pearse's, rouudiug it on the Northumberlam side, «nd ' ending at tbo buoy moored off" th( Government wharf. Entrance, 8s.; tbreo entrances or no race. . Mr.Thornton's - - - Nativo 1 Mr. HanneH's ... Gazelle 8_ SECOND RACE. The Ladies' Purse of £8, willi £2 for the secoue . . boat; for all boats not exceeding twenty-one feel in thc keel, pulling four oars, und steered by n rudder. To start from opposite Mrs Cornelius's, down to a boat moored off Mr John. Pearse's, rounding it on the Northumberland side, up to n buoy moored off the Sandy Spit, rounding it on the Durham side, back to tho buoy moored oil Mr. John Pearse'...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of Bell's Life in Sydney. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of Bell's Life in Sydney. SIR,-Having noticed in your publication of Saturday last, an Advertisement of Mr. Gannon's, under the inviting heading;, iu hand-bill type, of " The Greatest Sporting Novelty ever seen in New South Wales," and stating, that on Monday, among a great variety of promised sports, an Old Man Kangaroo was to be started, and in- viting gentlemen having Kangaroo-dogs to attend there, the Kanguroo to be thc prize of the owner of the clog that pulled him up, I proceeded out to Cook's River in the hope of enjoying a good day's sport, I In order that I might not lose any of thc Advertised Sports of the day, Ix was on the ground an hour before the appointed time, (one o'clock), expecting to see the Pigeon Match, for a Purse of Ten Sove- reigns, shot for. No doubt, Sir, there were some pigeons shot at, but was it for the advertised prize? No, but on thc con- trary, for the paltry prize of a few bottles of ale or porter. The Kangaroo...
LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. j On Tuesday, the first matter brought be- fore elie Council was the Report of the Committee appointed to enquire into the qualification of Mr. Grant, the Member for the Northumberland Boroughs, The Report set out by complaining that Mr. Grant did not render the Committee any j assistance, by attending their meetings, although frequently invited to do so, or by supplying them with some written inform- ation upon the subject they had met to consider. It then set forth that the evidence respecting thc yearly value of the rents and profits arising fiom the lands conveyed to Mr. Grant, and out of which he hud made his declaration of qualifica- tion was very loose and indefinite-that the qualification was not only insufficient, but that it had been collusive ly and colour ably obtained, in direct contradiction of the Act of Parliament-but that owing to an evident omission on the part of the Legislative, the making a false declaration under the amended act, is not...
Pigeon Shooting. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
Pigeon Shooting;. A Pigeon Match came off at Hill's Paddock, on Saturday last, for a Silver Snuff-Box ; IQ Sub- scribers at 10s.,' birds not included ; Ö birds each : Roberts . . , . ll 101 4 out of 5 Bloxsome . . . 11100 3 " Wood.11101 4 " Todd. 11000 2 « Shuttleworth . . . 1)010 3 " Little.11101 4 " Clarke.01101 3 " Bogue .... 11101 4 " Vallack .... 11101 4 " e. ? Newnham . . . 11100 3 " Cooper.11110 4 " . Townsend ... 11101 4 « Seven tied for the prize, but owing to there not being birds sufficient to shoot the ties off, it was postponed to another day. The ties were shot off on Wednesday afternoon, when tho box was won cloverly by Mr. Cooper. A Ploughing Match took place on a spot of new ground, in the paddock- of W. Hall, Esq., of Pit' Town, for ¿£10 a-side. The competitors were William Williams, an Australian, tho successful candidato at the last Agricultural Ploughing Match, and an old man named Bryan, from the Emerald Isle, in tho employ of Mr. Bight, of Bichmond, who, upon ...
SPORTS AT BOTANY. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
j SPORTS AT BOTANY. On Monday last, Mr. Gannon opened his new house on the Cook's River Road, a few hundred yards this side of the Dam. A goodly company had congregated to witness the promised entertainment-but owing to a disappointment in the receipt of the Kangaroo, which he" explained to us, some - dissatisfaction was given to the nu- merous classes assembled. CANINE.-A Match for £5, will come off on Mon- dar, thc 3rd November, between Puilison's lop lipped dog, and Mr. Gorman's Gameboy-each 3fl£ lbs. weight. WINDSOR, .THE HIÑO.-Our meritorious little man King Cole, who is well known to be a perfect tiger iu the fisting arena, having polished off no less than three able bodied shake-bags from the Kurragong during the last week, considerably above hi3 weight, re- quests us to say, that he is open to light any thing in this district for £'20-weighiug !) stone ; or, he will fight Brickey any weight. The stumps can be immediately posted, on application to the " Old Budget," at the Wh...
Agents for this Journal. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
Agents for tbls Journal. &lt; fl MR. THOMAS DOWSE.Brisbane Town-; " S. H. RAPSET.Haitiana. " TULLY.....Newcastle. " JAMBS KIPPIE.Paterson. " Hoon TAYLOR.....Parramatta. " Jons FotTOîf. J i;"........Penrith. " JÁIIES CULLEX.......... Windsor. ? " GEO. A. LOWE ............ Bathurst. ( " B. C. HABnrsox.Yass. '. " M'ALtsTEn..Broulee. I " B. WAUD. .Muswellbrook. ', " DOYLE.......Berrima. , J " ALJEX. TVIUNBO.. ........Singleton. Printed Brid published for the Proprietor, by JW! VAUGHAN, of ?Woolloomoollob, ot the Frinti« Office, No. VT, Colonnade, Bridge-street,. Sydor 1
Varieties. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 25 October 1845
I varieties. -o . TROTTING MATCH AGAINST TIME.-Au extraordinary horse (of the sort, having ' been engaged for the last two years in drawing a bricklayer's cart), belonging to a respectable t:adesman of Eton, wa3 backed two months ago to trot five miles in seventeen minutes, for £50. The match came off on Monday evening, on Hartford bridge Flat. A great number of persons from the towns of Windsor and Eton, and the adjacent districts were present. The betting for some days previously was Uvo to one on time, and very large sums chanced hands upon the issue of the event. The horse (rising six years, and fifteen hands high), which had been well trained, and was in excellent condition, was admirably ridden by Cator, a professional jockey from town. The five miles were performed in seventeen minutes and twenty-five seconds . the backers of time thus winning, and to a' very large amount. The horse, which wis somewhat " hustled" by the horsemen pressing upon him, did not once break into a ga...