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NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 17 December 1859
NOTICES. The following amounts have been reeeived since our last:-Atkins, 10s; Hawley, 20s.; McNeilly, 2s 6d; Smith, 5s; Thompson, iOs; Speechley, 2s 6d; Fereday, 40s; Blair, 30s; Acheson, 2s 6d $ Burless, 22s 6d ; Heritage, 2s 6d. ' Pet Perennials' in oar next. SYDNEY: Printed at BANCROFT'S General fruit ing Office, 155, York-street; and published by H, B. LEE, 324, Pitt-street (three doors from Bathurst-street).-Saturday, December 17, 1859,
MONSIEUR MOREAU. A CHRISTMAS STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 17 December 1859
MONSIEUR M 0 R E A U. A CHHISTMAS STORY. IN looking back from the sunny soli tudes of our Australian bush life, we remember many pleasing incidents in our reminisences of the old country, but the one which presents itself most vividly to our mind, as most appropriate for a Christmas story, is as follows : 1 Jacques Moreau, Watchmaker,' is painted above the door. Inside the one dust}', little window are not only a few watches, principally foreign ones, but divers objects of old fashioned jewellery, aud crosses of the Legion of Honor. For, by trade, M. Moreau is a working jeweller. In his younger days, his skill as workman and designer was a noted thing ; but hence has come a bitterness of heart that never dies, hence in some degree came misfortune; and now to earn daily bread, he merely cleans and repairs watches ; yet M. Moreau i& a fine, brave, old Frenchman. Above the shop the two first-floor windows shine very brightly, the netted curtains are crisp and trim, the hyacinth...
The Mistletoe. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 17 December 1859
Mtisthlof. On Christmas Eve che bells were rung; On Christmas Eve the Maps was sung ; That only night in all the year Saw the stoled priest the chalice rear. The damsel donn'd her kirtlf sheen : The hall was dressed with hilly green ; Forth to the woods did merry men go, To gather in the Mistletoe. Then open'd wide the baron's hall To vassal, tenant, serf, and all. YEARLY at the festive Christmas time is C this orthodox ' flower of the season' brought into the social circle, in Eng land and on the continent, with an amount of interest and anxiety that could scarcely be exceeded in times long gone by ; when, as a divine gift, its branch, so 'slender and fair,' was cu down with a golden sickle by the Druit priest in white garments 011 the sixth dad after the first new moon of, the year. A harmless remnant of superstition it is with us, and a joyous one withal, this hanging up of the 'kissing bush' on Christmas Eve, whatever jealous priests may say to the contrary, who forbid the use o...
THE DREADFUL TURN-OUT OF A FRENCH PLUM-PUDDING! OR THE MISFORTUNES OF MONSIEUR AND MADAME DE LA BETISE, WHOSE GRAND OBJECT IN LIFE WAS TO LIVE IN THE ENGLISH STYLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 17 December 1859
THE DREADFUL TURN-OUT OF A FRENCH PLUM-PUDDING! OR THE MISFORTUNES OP MONSIEUR AND MADAME DE LA BIlTISE, WHOSE GRAND OBJECT IN LIFE WAS TO LIVE IN THE ENGLISH STi'LE. MONSIEUR DE LA BETISE did everything as the English did. He drank beer for breakfast. He ate bifteks aux pommes de terre every day of his life, except when he had rosbif. He talked loudly. He walked loudly. He swore very loudly. He was, in short, the terror of every waiter in every neighbouring cafe, j But, above all, Monsieur de la Betise prided himself on dressing in the English fashion. To carry out the resemblance as closely as possible, it was his habit to dress in an entire suit of Scotch plaid, of the very widest five-barred pattern. This costume was made still more correct by the faithful addition of top-boots, spurs, a jockey's cap, and a huge pair of boxing gloves, which Monsieur de la Betise always wore on grand state occasions, To make his appearance in the highest degree English, Monsieur de la Betise was ...
COLONIAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
COLONIAL NEWS; The schooner Pearl lias been captured at Rubiana Island, and the captain and crew, nine in all, killed and eaten by the natives.-Two men, and thirteen horses, were killed by a flash of lightning at the Weatherboard, on the ?2nd instant.-Two littlii girls, sisters, were drowned at Fairfield, on the 22nd, while bathing. A man, named Martin, was killed at Canterbury by a fellow labourer, named Thompson, who struck him with an axe. -Parliament has adjourned till 24th January.-Large quantities of coal have been discovered in the valley of the Grose.-Christmas Day was very cool and wet in Sydney.-Boxing Day was remarkably fine, and some thousands of citizens were enabled to enjoy them selves at the picnic parties, the regatta, &c.-A general parade of the volunteer Rifle Companies of Melbourne and its suburbs, will take place on the 2nd January next.-A fire occurred in Mel bourne on the 19th, destroying property to the amount of £1000.-The ' Kiama Examiner' says that...
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
CORRESPONDENCE. We have to acknowledge the receipt of a sermon ( preached by the Rev. S. C. Kent, in the Congrega tional Church, Newtown, in memorial of the Rev. John Angel James, of Birmingham. The preacher has taken for his text a very striking verse ' Howl, firtree, for the cedar is fallen.'-Zech. xi. 2. And indeed a mighty one in Israel has fallen. A great part of the sermon before us, is taken up with an interesting sketch of the life of this honored preacher; and then from his death-' He beiflg dead, yet speaking'-Mr. Kent has drawn many useful lessons. We are ' to live while we live,' and to try to emulate the characteristics of Mr. James. These characteristics were ' Useful ness, Spirituality, Catholicity, Generosity.' And as the cedar has fallen, the flrtrees must also pre pare for their fall. And here Mr. Kent most earnestly and eloquently urges his hearers to' pre pare to die'-to serve the same gracious Saviour that Mr. James served-that the same crown of life may be give...
FACTS, FUN, AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
FACTS, FUN, AND FANCY. THE last definition of the legal phrase, ' moving for a new trial,' is courting a second wife. THE RETORT COURTEOUS.-A thick headed squire, being worsted by Sydney S.nith in an argument, took his revenge by exclaiming. ' If I had a son who was an idiot, by Jove, I'd make him a parson.' - 'Very probably,' replied Sydney, ' but I see your father was of a different mind.' A LITTLE girl, showing herl little cousin, about four years old, a star, said, ' That star you see up there is bigger than this world.'-'No, it ain't,' said he. ' Yes, it is.'-'Then, why don't it keep the rain off?' MIRTH should be the embroidery of the conversation, not the web ; and wit the ornament of the mind, not the furni ture. THE FOLLOWING DIALOGUE WAE HEARD ON THE HAWKSBURY A FEW DAYS SINCE. 4 Halloah Mike, is it yerself or your brother, that's dead?' 'Sure it's me brother.' 4 How long is he dead ?' ' Well, if he'd lived till to-morrow, he'd be dead three weeks.' THE FORCE OF FASHIONABL...
"MATTHEW XXVII, 52."—"JOHN V, 24." [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
" MATTHEW XXVII, 52."-"/JOHN V, 24." WHEN Christ the man pass'd into Christ the God, Some certain of the saints which slept arose ; Yea, the great grave was conquer'd, and the sod Gave up its sleepers from their long repose: So ; Death, by death for ever vanguish'd, gave The Lord of Life His triumph o'er the grave. He hath put Death and Hell beneath His feet, So that we study to achieve the same; And learn to make the victory complete, Not of ourselves, but through His mighty name; Ana vanquish'd Death in His own death, to save Us for eternal life beyond the grave. JAMES L. MICHAEL.
CHILDREN'S PORTFOLIO, ANECDOTES OF JULIUS CAESAR—continued. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
CHILDREN'S PORTFOLIO, ANECDOTES OF JULIUS C-ESAR- continued. IT wa3 very wonderful that two such great armies could be engaged in fight ing for many hours so near the town, without the inhabitants hearing the noise. The first news they had of their friends being destroyed, was when they sawthe Roman soldiers carrying numbers of gold and silver shields which had been taken in the battle, as well as tents and drinking cups, and helmets stained with blood, which all had belonged to the barbarians ; and the cries and lamen tations of those who were shut up in the town were dreadful to hear. In our days, the noise of such a battle must have been heard ten miles off, for there would have been muskets and can nons fired every instant; but in the time of C»9ar they had only swords and javelins to fight with. Many hundred years afterwards, gunpowder was in vented by a monk, who little knew, when he found out how to make it, that so many millions of lives would afterwards be destroyed by it, ...
HINTS FOR HOMES. TO CHOOSE POULTRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
HINTS FOR HOMES. TO CHOOSE POULTRY. TURKEY.-In choosing poultry, the age of the bird is the chief point to be attended to. An old Turkey has rough and reddish legs ; a young one smoothe and black. Fresh killed, the eyes are full and clear, and the feet moist. When it has been kept too long, the parts about the vent begin to wear a greenish discolored appearance. COMMON DOMESTIC FOWLS, when young, have the legs and combs smoothe ; when old they are rough, and on the breast long hairs are found instead of feathers. Fowls and chickens should be plump on the breast, fat on the back, and white legged. GEESE.-The bills and feet are reel when old, yellow when young. Fresh killed, the feet are pliable, stiff when too long kept. Geese are ealled green while they are only two or three months old. DUCKS.-Choovse them with supple feejfc and hard plump breasts. Tame ducts have yellow feet, wild ones red. PIGEONS are very indifferent food v^hen they are too long kept Suppleness of the feet shows ...
THE BIRTH OF THE NEW YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
rHE BIRTH OF THE NEW YEJAR. Lkt US speak low, the infant is asleep, The frosty hills grows sharp, the day is near, And Phosper with his taper comes to peep Into the cradle of tho new-born Year; Hush! the the infant is asleep, Monarch of the day and night Whispers, yet it is not light The infant is asleep. Those arms shall crush great serpents ere to morrow, His closed eyes Bhall wake to laugh and weep ; His lips shall curl with mirth, and soothe with sorrow And charm up truth and beauty from the deep : Softly, 6oftly let us keep Our vigils, visions cross his rest, Prophetic pulses stir his breast, Although he be asleep. Now Love and Death arm'd in his presence wait; Genii with lamps are standing at the door ; Oh! he shall sing sweet songs, he shall relate Wonder, and Glory, and hopes untold before; Murmurs memories that may creep Into his ears of Eld sublime ; Let the youngest-born of Time Hear music in his sleep. Quickly he shall awake, the East is bright, And the hot glow of the u...
The Australian Home Companion. AND BAND OF, HOPE JOURNAL. CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
%\t Australian point Companion, AND BAND OF, HOPE JOURNAL. 4 CRICKET. THERE are few things which give a more pleasing prospect of the manly future of New South AVales, than the great popularity of this noble game among us. We do not assert that of itself it will work a moral revolution in our citizens ; hut, allied as it is with all that tends to develope courage and manli ness, it will be found a powerful help to those who are struggling to put down the fearful vices which spring from our drinking customs. Teetotallers are especially called upon to patronize all innocent and invigorating out-door games. As all know, cricket is growing every year in popularity. At present there is hardly a little village in all England without its Cricket Club. In the United States, and in Canada, the love of handling the willow is extending, while in Victoria, and our own Colony, the bat and ball have become-to use an American phrase-an ' institution.' Not all the rumours of war we hear, nor the co...
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY. THE CHAEROPUS. Ch[?]eropus ecandatus,—OGILBY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY. 4 THE CH.EROPUS. Chieropus eeandatus,-OGILBY. THIS animal, wliich is closely allied to the bandicoots, was first described by Mr. Ogilby, from a drawing made by Sir Thomas Mitchell, who found the animal on the banks of the River Mur ray, during his expedition into the interior. The following is from his journal. ' June 16th, 1836. The most remarkable incident of this day's jour ney was the discovery of an animal of which I had seen only a head in a fossil state in the limestone caves of the Wellington Valley, where from its very singular form, I had supposed it to belong to some extinct species. The chief peculiarity then observed was, the broad head, and very long slender snout, which resembled the narrow neck of a wide bottle ; but in the living animal the absence of a tail was still more remarkable. The feet, and espe cially the fore-legs, were also singu larly formed, the latter resembling those of a pig; and the marsupial opening was downwards, and n...
CHAPTER II. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
CHAPTER II. But his promises, so lavish, have no power her heart to ravish, And his prospects are but slavish, and his sctal is in despair. Though he tells her she is fairer, than of gems the noblest wearer, That her beauty is far rarer than the fairest of the fair, That with her earth's noblest, highest, could not venture to compare Yet his softest words are wasted upon air» J. L. FORREST. Leonora O'Neil went with Mrs. Mark ham to Australia. Poor girl! she had hoped that Connor would come, even to the last moment, but he did not, and cruel time rolled round, and brought the day of departure, and yet no Connor came. She was too timid to break off the engagement which her aunt had made, and so her timidity soon put sixteen thousand miles between her and her dearest upon earth. Arrived at Sydney. Mrs. Markham took up her residence in a stately man sion in one of its fashionable suburbs, and at once launched into society. Being a kind-hearted and generous woman, she took pleasure in op...
SPLINTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
SPLINTERS. THE great Engineer, Mr. Stephenson, is dead- I -a lady, at Nancy, was burnt to death by a spark flying from the fire catching her dress All the companions of Sir John Franklin have perished General Garibaldi is at Bologna, in command of 1 11,000 soldiers Count Anviti, who was lynched at Parma, had been, when in power, a great tyrant, 1 he would bastinado without respect to age or sex, and even hung some prisoners without trial. The people of Parma have retaliated by executing him The dispute between England and Ame rica as to San Juan, is still unsettled A priest at St. Omer has been convicted of child-muvder -A thousand houses have been destroyed by fire at Constantinople Cleopatra's needle is now lying in a ditch at Alexandria A man, in Canada, has invented shoes to walk on the water Charles Dickens is not going to America at present David Hughes, a bankrupt who fled to Victoria, has been taken back to London for trial Immense religious meetings have been held in Carnar...
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS IN OUR LAST. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS IN OUR LAST. 59. A SUBSCRIBER.-Respecting bees. I never heard of their being hurtful to a garden. The best way to take the honey is as follows Put two teaspoonfulls of chloroform into a cup, soak a bit of rag in it, and put the rag into the box or hive, of course closing the entrance; the bees will al most immediately begin to drop, and in less than ten minutes every bee will be stupified. They will come to in about half-an-hour. The other infor mation I will try and obtain from a friend for you next issue. E. F., Potts Point. G. ABBOTT.-Parramatta (formerly known as Rose Hill) received its present name June 14th, 1791. Several answers are deferred tiil next issue from want of space.
CHAPTER III. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
CHAPTER III. Welcome again, as the May's scented blossom, Welcomc again to your home in this bosom. Oh! for the sweet blessed hour that has brought you Back to the arms that so long, long have sought you. Welcome, oh! welcome, with wild-ringing laughter, Tears than the evening-dew sweeter and softer, Music and light in my soul's depth o'erflowing, Pulses that throb-color coming and going Whispers that none but my loved one shall listen, Glances where every fond secret shall glisten, Clasping of hands that have long been asunder, Hearts brimming over with rapture and wonder : Thoughts like the green leaves so joyously dancing, When warm sun and sweet winds around them are glancing, Joy for me!-joy! for you never will leave me, And now there is naught on the wide earth to grieve me. -MARY EVA KELLY. After the trying interview with her Aiistralian suitor, poor Nora wandered out into the garden, with sorrow at her heart. She bent her steps towards the gate, probably because it was shado...
HE HOLY HOMES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 31 December 1859
HE HOLY HOMES. (Continued from page 549.) LIDDY lay long awake; her quiet tears wetting her pillow. She was distressed and full of wonder, that she had neither seen nor heard from Mr. Walter, for his servant had failed to deliver his message. She also thought Margaret unkind, and she dreaded her father. She also could not bear to leave Mr. Walter without a word. &he thought of many plans as to sending him a message, and she could fix upon none, except through the con nivance of John Halton. So she resolved to rise in the morning before Margaret, and see him if shecould. Shaken and weak as she still was, she accomplished her purpose. Long before Margaret was astir'in the morning, she had risen, dressed herself, and stolen from the room. John was at work she knew, she had long heard hiin in the carpenter's shop; so thither she went. At the moment she stole in, he was at rest from his work, and leaning on a piece of wood he had been sawing, he stood gazing out through an unglaz...