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HINTS FOR HOMES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 11 February 1860
HINTS FOB HOMES. .'Sir,-Deeply sympathising with the many mourners the diphtheria malady is creating in our community, I feel called upon to offer my mite of experience in aiding the search for a remedy. This seems to exist in that simple but potent little herb found in every cottager's garden-the sage leaf ai which a decoction is made in the same way as tea-a copious handful of leaves thrown into a half-pint of boiling water, and left to draw; then richly sweetened with honey, and given by teaspoonfuls as wann as possible. The same preparation, with the addition of vinegar, has to be used as a gargle, and the steam of the sage tea inhaled by means of a funnel. A strip of flannel dipped in hot water and turpentine, or hot water alone, must be externally ap Ïlied, with a sufficiently dry covering to eep in the steam, and castor oil or any other aperient invariably administered. Thia treatment has cured ulcerated sore throat and croup; why should it not, if early applied, prevent or e...
NOTES A BOUT NELSON IN NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 11 February 1860
NOTES À BO VT NELSON IN NEW ZEALAND. THE township of Nelson, the capital, and a city of the province of the same name, is placed in the furthest end of Blind Bay, or Taaman's Gulf: like Port Jackson, passed by Captain Cook with- out inspection. The town is surrounded by lofty mountains to east and south- east, and by hills to the west. The site is therefore an amphitheatre having an open frontage to Blind Bay or Nelson Haven, from which the town is spread in low mud flats, gradually rising and backed thy hills to the southward, over which theroad to Waimea Plains extends to the south west; while on the south east side of the slopes are situated churches, a jail, and the residences of well-to-do run-holders and merchants. From these slopes at the back of the amphitheatre, which may be termed galleries surrounding the arena, a splen- did view may be obtained of the town below, and the haven and bay in front for a distance of at least forty miles. Further to the south east and east, wh...
THE SQUIRREL, [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 11 February 1860
THE SQUIRREL, IT was Atle, of Vermeland, In winter used to go A-hunting up in the pine forest With snow-shoes, sledge, and bow. Soon his sledge with the soft fine furs Was heaped up heavily, Enough to wann Old Winter with ; And a wealthy man was he. Just as he was going hack home, He looked up into a tree ; There sat a merry brown squirrel that seemed To say,4 You can't shoot me.' He twinkled all over temptingly, To the tip of his tail a-curl ; His humour was arch as the look may be Of some would-be-wooed sweet girl That makes the lover follow her, follow her With his heart up-saught, Until it floats on sleeping wings, High in the heavens of thought. Atle left his sledge and his furs, All day his arrows sung, But the squirrel leapt from hough to bough, Only himself they stung. ? He hunted far in the dark forest Till died the last day-gleams, ^ Then wearily laid hiuniown to rest,» And hunted it thro' his dreams. All night long the snow covered fast His sledge and its 6nug fur store ^...
FACTS, FUN. AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 11 February 1860
SACTS, FUÎî. AND FANCY. J ? . ? .. ? -* f\-R> ¿-WHY do people consider Sir W. Denison .'^v''«n authority in educational matters? .'Vj ' Became his excellency is apparent. "' ; GAS bills are in military phrase 'heavy 1 . charges of the light brigade.' ¿ ij.. ^¿what colour is a secret best kept ? ím violate. APPLICATIONS OF COBK. - Corkscrews have sunk more people than the cork jackets will ever save, THE MAN wao LOVKS HIS FELLOW MAW -The King of the Cannibal Islands. AN EXPEDIENT. - A dashing and fashionable widow, at Darling Point, says she thinks of suing some gentleman for a breach of promise, in order that the world may know she is in the maket. USE OP A BAD HAT.-* Mr, Brown, why do you wear that bad hat?' * Because my dear sir, Mrs. Brown vows she will not go out of the house with me until I get a new one.* ONE old Irish dame asked another, touching some person recently deceased, the following question:-' Eh dear, Judy, alannah, iv what did he die ?'-4 Ay eh, den,' replied Ju...
NEDLEWORK, INFANT'S CROCHET WOOLLEN SHOE IN RAISED BRIOCHE STITCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 11 February 1860
&nbsp; NEEDLEWORK, &nbsp; INFANT'S CROCHET WOOLLEN SHOE IN RAISED BRIOCHE STITCH. THE stitch used for this article has nearly the same appearance as the one described in knitting for the cap in our last number; and this is produced in crochet by taking up the under loop in- stead of the one that stands on the top of the row in a chain of crochet. One ounce of Berlin wool and a skein of black is required, and rather a fine bone hook, or a No. 2 Penelope steel one. Make a chain of 11 stitches, work one row in double crochet, after which work in the ribbed stitsh just described, in- creasing in the centre of each row, by making two stitches in the centre one ; repeat this for 16 rows. Now work only upon 16 stitches backwards and for- wards, until by uniting to the other part of the front, you find you have a piece long enough for the heel ; join it to the front ; make a chain of 20 stitches ; join it to the middle of the heel ; work up and down uniting the bottom stitch...
TEMPERANCE ITEMS. ALLIANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 11 February 1860
TEMPERANCE ITEMS. ALLIANCE. A PEOPLE S Concert was held at the Hall of Temperance, on Monday, January 30th. Madame Sarah Flower was to have sung on the occasion, but was pre- vented by indisposition. However, Madame Flora Harris, Mrs, Bridson, and Messrs. Howson and Banks, ably sus- tained the interest of the evening. On the evening of the 2nd of February, a Temperance Meeting was held in the Hall, Pitt street, presided over by the Rev. P. P. Agnew. The meeting was addressed by Messrs. Macmillan, Druery, Crouch, and Ronald, and by Mrs. Ensor. Last Thursday, Dr. Berncastle was to deliver a lecture on ' China and the Chinese.' Our going to press before the time prevents any further notice of it.
CHILDREN'S PORTFOLIO. ANECDOTES OF JULIUS CAESAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 25 February 1860
C H I L DR E N'S PORTFOLIO. -1 ANECDOTES OF JULIUS OESAB. THESE soothsayers pretended to* interpret dreams, but they would have been as much puzzled as the magicians of Nebuchadnezzar, if they had been desired to And out what people had dreamed ; it was only the prophets of the Lord who could do that, and who, being taught hy God, knew future events so weH, that Isaiah wrote in a book, severa,! hundred years before they occurred, many things that would take place on the earth. He foretold the name of Cyrus, and that he would conquer Babylon, before Cyrus himself had come into the world ; but Isaiah used no foolish ceremonies to gain his information, for he merely prayed to God, who alone can give wisdom or knowledge. Before the battle of Pharsalia, C»sar asked one of his oldest and bravest soldiers if he expected to win-who answered, stretching out his hands with an appearance of the greatest joy, 'Vic tory is ours, it will be glorious ; and this day I shall have Caesar's praise eit...
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY. THE ECHIDNA, OR PORCUPINE ANT-EATER. (Echidna Histrix. Myrmecophagus aculeate.—SHAW.) [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 25 February 1860
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HIST 0 EJ^ THE ECHIDNA, OR PORCUPINE ANT-EATER. (Echidna Histriz. Myrmecophagus aculeate.- SHAW.) THE Echidna (known here as the I h-edythog,) is characterised by the utter | want of teeth. The body is stout ; the i limbs extremely short and thick ; the j fore paws are compact, and the toes j undivided to the claws : these are five in number, large, flat, and blunt; the inner claw is the smallest. The hind feet are furnished with five claws, of which the first is short, and rises like a thumb at the junction of the foot to the limb. The head is small, the muzzle elongated into a projecting narrow, beak-like snout, cleft trans versely, by a very small mouth at the apex. The nostrils are above the mouth, minute and oval. The eyes are small, and placed low on the sides of the head; the iris is blue. There are no external ears. The upper sur face of the body is covered by a com pact mass of thick sharp spines, more, or less intermingled with coarse t^air. Under ordina...
GUNPOWDER. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 25 February 1860
GUNPOWDER. HAVING obtained an order to inspect the gunpowder mills of Messrs. Curtis, of Hounslow, near London, I, one wet day, set off for their establishment, which is one of the largest in Europe. After a very rainy journey across the heath, I was set down at a quiet, low-roofed build ing, with one or two small outhouses near. This was the office of the super intendent and the clerks. At the back of it was a small private office of the pro prietors, who (it need hardly be said) do not reside here. It is a place to write in, read in, make money in, to lunch in, hut not to sleep in. The mind is too little at rest for meditation or sleep. All the workpeople, also, live as far off as possible. Accompanied by the manager, I passed the workshops of turners, carpenters, and a carefully closed in blacksmith's shop, till we approached the charcoal furnace. Huge volumes of smoke alone were visible \mtil a man with a barrow issued from it. I observed that one hand was gone, in place of whic...
WAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 25 February 1860
WAR. -é THE following extract from the pen of Dr. Chalmers presents in so long a light the ferocious aspect of war, when undis tinguished by the false splendours which surround it, that nothing ought to be read with greater delight by all whose duty, interest, and desireitisto encourage and adopt a pacific policy towards other nations : One great obstacle to the extinction of war is the way in which the heart is carried off from its barbarities and its horrors by the splendour of its deceitful accomplishments. There is a feeling of the sublime, in contemplating the shock of armies, just as there is in contemplat ing the devouring energy of a tempest ; and this so elevates and engrosses the whole man, that his eye is blind to the tears of bereaved parents, and his ear is deaf to the piteous moan of the dying, and the shriek of their desolated families. There is a gracefulness in the picture of a youthful warrior, burning for distinc tion in the field, aad lured by this gener ous aspi...
LETTER FROM THE LATE GEN. NEILL'S MOTHER. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 25 February 1860
LETTER FROM THE LATE GEN. NEILL'S MOTHER. - THE following letter has been addressed by Mrs. Neill, of Barnwell, to Mr. Camp bell, of Craigie, in ans wer to that written by him, conveying to her from the meet ing at the inauguration of the statute of her son, General Neill, their deep sym pathy in her grief at the loss of her son, Colonel John Martin Bladen Neill, deputy adjutant general of Victoria, killed by a fall from his horse :-1 Ardeer Mouse, Oct. 15, 1859. My dear Mr. Campbell, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 11th instant, I communicating the wish of the meeting I brought together to inaugurate the I statute raised by the country to the memory of my eldest som, to express to me their deep sympathy for this added calamity ! To yourself for proposing it, and to Lord Eglinton for bis- most feeling acquiescence, and to other gen tlemen at the mee tin gf I beg to offei my most grateful thanks. God knows I require someting to alleviate the bitter n...
CHARADES, &C. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 25 February 1860
CHARADES, &c. I. WHEW on Queen's birth-day in our snug domain, Good Sydney folks, s motley merry train, Assembled are for happiness athirst, They'll hear the gallant Colonel say my first. My second full of contradictions is Now on the top, now on the bottom lies, Is sometimes out, and sometimes in my whole, Sheds comfort o'er man's labour-troubled soul. II. Without my first No man can work ; Without my second Few men live. My whole has many saved from death, Which threaten'd most myself beneath. J. ii. R.
NEEDLEWORK. [?] SCREEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 25 February 1860
NEEDLEWORK. ? HA7U> SCBRRÎf. ÖH* of the prettiest decorations of a drawing-room, of which the Work-Table can boast as its production, is the Hand Screen, which, while it ornaments the mantel-shelf when oat of use, also proves a valuable servant when in the hand, the brilliancy of modern illumination so often creating a necessity for some contrivance to soften down the rays that otherwise would prove oppressive to the dazzled eyes. The hand screen which we have now introduced, is a novelty which we fully believe will prove of a sufficiently ornamental cha racter to reward the labor of its production, which will prcrve far from tedious, as the design does not involve any great complexity of colours and is not intricate in form. If the lines of the interlaced star or rosette are followed out, they will be found to resolve the figure into two dis tinct parts. These are worked in two opposite colours, the one half being in maize colour, the other in violet. These are each done in a li...
TRUST IN THE LORD. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 25 February 1860
TRUST IN THE LORD. -4 OUR minda, like leave* in Autumn's storm, Are often ill at ease, And picture woes which never come ; Why should we max our peace ? If ills we dread do never come, Then vain is our distress ; But should they their worst forms assume, Fear will but them increase. The tender grass- the fragrant flowers And lilies of the field God feeds with air and sun and showers, Yet they no tribute yield. The countless birds that fly abroad Are free from anxious care, Yet they are not unwatched by God, HB doth their food prepare. Shall HE not much more care for us, And all our wants supply ; Yes, HE hath promised, cease all fears, And on His word rely. AÉIUA, Darlinghurst.'
QUESTIONS ASKED BY OUR SUBSCRIBERS[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 25 February 1860
-» QUESTIONS ASKED BY OUR SUBSCRIBERS« i 84. Às I am raising an orange orchard, and my trees are all from the seed, I should feel obliged if any of your kind readers could inform me whether they reouire working or not, and the reasons. F. J. D., Calmsby Hüls. 85. Can you give me a means of reviving the colour of black cloth s EMMAD. 36. What meaning has the word * Fitz' before a name? Shall be obliged for information on the i above. WXBTHEATH, WÜldSOr. 87. Being a shoemaker, and thinking of going to America, perhaps some of your readers could arive me soma information about the trade there ? W. s., Glebe. 88. Will any of your readers inform me, -where the ' Victoria Crowned Pigeon » is a native of? M .-_ 1 BASOOS. --7-,-^ ? The following amounts have been received: Butler, Goulburn, 7s 6d; Blackshaw, ditto, 5»; Thorne, ditto, 20s; Burrell, Wee Waa, 2s 6d; Hebden, Bómbalo, 7s 6d ; M'Arthur, Shoalhaven, 10s ; Mitchel), Maitland, 2s 6d; Alton, Sutton Forest, 56 ; Ctollins, Bichmond, 2s...
THE SORGHUM. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 25 February 1860
THE SORGHUM. -. WE have had sufficient experience in growing this plant in these quarters to prove that it will become a prime adjunct to our stock of horse and cattle feed. Oats have failed in almost every instance, and we are astonished that anybody, in these hot and dusty districts, should at tempt to grow them, lt must be an uncommonly wet season to ensure suc cess in a crop of oats. Cape barley stands the heat and drought far better than either ; not that, as yet, We have been enabled to grow the latter to any thing like the perfection which it attains in richer and moister lands. In the neighbourhood of the Tumult, we hear that the sorghum grows as high as fifteen feet, and of the thickness of a man's wrist ; with us, we look upon six feet as a fine Bamnle, with an inch and a half diameter, but this is from broad-cast sowing, on sand-hills, not over rich in manure. There is some difficulty in getting the horses to eat the sorghum in iU green ¿tate. Before it attains seed the p...
THE HOLY HOMES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 25 February 1860
THE HOLY HOMES. (Continued from page 59) _A._ MB. WROXETER looking at William in quisitively, said, 'Mr. Newbud has sent me several letteis, in relation to the loss, and I am sincerely sorry. I shall see what can be. done, and I am very sanguine that something of more account than merely replacing the furuiture will grow therefrom. I was only sorry to hear, that this Tadcaster had any plea or seizure, in a debt incurred by you. However grossly illegal his act, and severely punishable if he be found, a young lad like yon had no right, or in deed neec1, for trashy baubles. Anv use for such is taken as a bad sign. How ever, the whole matter rests with your self, your place is one of great trust, and if you are found unsteady you must be dismissed ; I shall make no show of par tiality in a matter of the kind. Now take this cheque, get it cashed, or the banks will be closed, then hurry to Chubb's in St. Paul's Churchyard, and see if the duplicate key to the inner counting-house is done. ...
The Australian Home Companion, AND BAND OF HOPE JOURNAL. A TEMPERANCE BUSH AND CITY MISSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 25 February 1860
Australian pome Compilion, AND BAND OF HOPE JOURNAL. - -« A TEMPERANCE BUSH AND CITY MISSION, À FEW days ago, the Third Animal Report of the Juvenile Missionary Society was put into our hands, by the reading of which, a thought has been suggested to us, which we deem sufficiently important to lay before our readers. The above excellent society, which is perfectly unsectarian in its character, was formed for the purpose of carrying the common truths of our holy religion into the neglected places of this colony. The methods of accomplishing this are exceedingly simple, and at once commend themselves to common sense. These are first, what is called in the report ' Itinerant Missions/ being simply tours taken by members of the society to different districts of our beautiful land, and which combine true pleasure with usefulness, and during which tracts and religious books are left by the visitors at the different houses they pass. Secondly, .'Christmas Missions' These holidays are taken ...