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ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS IN OUR LAST. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS IN OUR LAST. 84. F. J. D., Calmsby Hills.-The trees are of no service from the seed ; if you have one hun dred plants, most likely you will have fifty differ ent sorts, and the oranges will be small and bitter, not lit for market. I would advise your corres pondent to select grafts fr0m a choice description of tree, and bv working them, he will get some fine fruit for the market. R. J. S6. WESTHKATH, Windsor.-The prefix, 'Fitz,' in proper names, sucb as Fitzgerald, &c., is derived from the French fils, a son, from which the Nor man word fitz, having the same meaning, is derived. Fitzjames, therefore, merely means ' the sou of James.' ADA. I 87. \V. Glebe.-The seat of the shoemaking trade in the United States seems to be Massachu* setts. Lynn is celebrated for ladies' kid shoes, Staughton and Bridgewater for their sewed boots, Milford for its pegged thick boots, Grafton for ita calf shoes and thick broghans, Melbnrn for its kip shoes. A tirst-rate bootmak...
QUESTIONS ASKED BY OUR SUBSCRIBERS [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
-«-_ QUESTIONS ASKED BY OUR SUBSCRIBERS I 89. A BUSHMAN, who can only procure thick water in his neighbourhood, wishes some of the readers of the ' Home Companion' to inform him how to construct a serviceable filter. 90. Will some of your readers be kind enough to inform me how to work French merino so as to THERESA. prevent it from shrinkinsr. 91. Wanted to know how to teach a child the E., Sydney. commencem mt of the piano-forte. 92. What will make the hair grow long ? SUBSCRIBER. y-i. can any ot your readers intorra me when ' Lloyd's' was established, and what are its trans actions ? 94. I want to know am I at liberty to remove a fence put across a public road in a Government township, bv the owner of an estate, to enhance the vaine of his own property ? C. W. B. 95. If a post-office is open by the Government in a district, should it be in the Government township, or on a private estate ? C. W. B. Hb. Il a constable is sent by the Government to a district, should he live in the G...
THE MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
THE MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN/ 'Twas midnight ! through the silent streets each sound Of busy strife was hush'd. The city slept, And silence reigned supreme. In one dark chamber of a spacious house, Outstretched upon a coueh, a man did lie Inert and helpless, and upon hiß brow Great gouts of blood were streaming down. No motion in that form was seen ; all still He laid ; all helpless and alone. But hark t A step is heard, and soon a candle's light Streams through the room, and, lo, a haggard man Stalks softly in. The gleaming light he bears Casts feeble rays around, and on the blood, stain'd face . It flashes with a vivid glow, and shews That upturned gory brow. With eyes that start With horror, fixed on the bleeding man, The startled comer, rall of dread dismay, Trembles and falters, as he gazes down and sees" That fearful, pallid, and ensanguined front And hideous aspect of the victim there. With startled cry he grasps the sleeper's arm And i aises up in haste the helpless form, Where rut...
The Australian Home Companio[?], AND BAND OF HOPE JOURNAL. RAGGED SCHOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
Cjje ^Hstraliati lame AND BAND OF HOPE JOURNAL. ^^ -4 RAGGED SCHOOLS. IN another part of our present nunlber may be seen a very brief report of a meeting of several of our influential citizens, which took place a few days ago, for the purpose of initiating a school, in Sydney, of the above mentioned class, but with a less objectionable name, viz., a " Free School for the Education of the Neglected Classes in Sydney." We have a dislike for the reproach savoring term RAGGED School in any place, but iu New South Wales we think it would be particularly inappropriate and objectionable, and would very likely be provocative of ill-will in the minds of the individuals sought to be benefitted. We hail, with milch pleasure, the advent of so desirable an institution, and from the known energy and zeal of several of the members of .the provisional committee, we have great faith in its success. It cannot fail to strike the mind of the most superficial observer, as he walks the streets of our cit...
CHARADES, &C. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
,-k CHARADES, &c. A storm-lash'd boat drove fast before The tempest wildly brewing ; And swiftly through, the troubled air The clouds my FIRST were doing. As anxious friends upon the shore, Gazed on the billows boiling ; And offer'd up a prayer for those Who for my NEXT were toiling. ' While in the sun's declining light, That murky clouds were dimming ; With gleaming form, from wave to wave, My WHOLE was lightly skimming. F. S. W.
THE HOLY HOMES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
THE HOLY HOMES. (Continued fram page 87) WHEN consciousness returned, William found he had been locked into a dismal garret, and that denuded of his clothes he had boen laid in some kind of bed. What else was in the room he could not at first tell, as it was still pitchy dark though when he crawled from his bed, for the effects of the narcotic made him feel prostrate and ill, he saw that dawn was breaking, and thus morning was at hand. He remained by the window till the light increased, then he looked around him, not only for his clothes, but to see what was his chance of escape. The first lay by the door, and were torn, dirty, and rifled, whilst the door was secured without, by what seemed bolts of the strongest kind. Any attempt to open it would be in vain he found, whilst for his own safety's sake, as he knew not how near Clark and his companions might be, it would be best to make no outcry, or give any sign that he was awake. As light grew still more, he could see how hopelessly...
HINTS FOR HOMES. HINTS ABOUT MAKING PRESERVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
HINTS FOR HOMES. HINTS ABOUT MAKINQ PRESERVES. It is not generally known, that boiling fruit a long time, and skimming it well, without sugar, and without a cover to the preserving-pan, is a very economical and excellent way-economical, because the bulk Of the scum rises from the fruit., and not from the sugar, if the latter is good; and boiling it without a cover, allows the evaporation of all the watery particles therefrom ; the preserves keep firm, and well flavoured. TRUE INDIAN CURRY POWDEB. Turmeric four ounces, coriander seed» eleven ounces, cayenne half an ounce, black pepper five ounces, pimento two ounces, cloves half an ounce," cinnamon three ounces, ginger two ounces, cumin seeds three ounces, shallots one ounce. All these ingredients should be of a fine quality, and recently ground or powdered. ECONOMICAL FAMILY PUDDING. Bruise with a wooden spoon, through a colander, six large or twelve middle sized boiled potatoes : beat four eggs, mix with a pint of good milk, stir i...
ART AND SCIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
ART AND SCIENCE. WEIGHT OF TUB SUPERINCUMBENT OCBAN.-If we include the pressure of the I atmosphere, a body at the depth of 100 feet would sustain that of 60 pounds or* the square inch ; while one at 4000 feet a depth by no means considerable, rwould be exposed to. a pressure of about 1130 pounds. We need not, therefore, feel surprised, that on the foundering of a ship at sea, though its timbers part, not a spar floats to the surface ; for if the hull has sunk to a great depth, all that is porous is penetrated with water or greatly compressed. Captain Scoresby states that when, by the entangling of the line of the harpoon, a boat was car ried down with the whale, it required after it was recovered two boats to keep it at the surface. Sir J. Herschel has recorded a melancholy anecdote, which may well be adduced in further illustra tion of our subject :-' After the inven tion of the diving-bell, and its success in sub-aqueous processes, it was considered highly desirable to devise som...
HINTS ON ETIQUETTE AND FASHION. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
- HINTS ON ETIQUETTE AND FASHION. IN addressing a few remarks to the daughters of Australia upon these sub jects, we are anxious to make them use + ful to those, who, by the industry and perseverance of their parents, are raised hy the wealth so acquired, to a position in the social circle higher, perhaps, than the mother's experience can benefit her daughters on every emergency that might demand it ; and again, trust they may not be unprofitable to our far-off sisters, who, scattered among the remote tracts of Australia have not the means of becoming acquainted, by actual expe rience, with the routine and forms of a city life. Do not suppose I am going to place dress and fashion above the refine-1 ments of the mind and intellect-far ' from it; but they should always form an?, accompaniment to them as the setting: of a picture is required to be in unifor mity with the design, in order to throw out the light and shade to the best effect, and impart beauty to the whole. Young ladies, ...
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY. THE YELLOW-NECKED BITTERN. (Ardetta Flavicollis) [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HIST OR Y. THE YELLOW-NECKED BITTERN. ÍArdetta Flavicollis) THIS beautiful species ia found al Swan River, and Port Essington. It is said to inhabit Java also, and even to extend its ranges to India, but specimens from those countries are generally smaller, and differ in the coloring. The Yellow-necked Bittern is exclusively an inhabitant of the mangroves, from which it is not easily driven, but it readily eludes pursuit by the facility with which it runs over the 1 mud beneath the roots of the man groves, which it will do for a long distance, and it must be very closely followed up before it can be forced to take wing. íts nest is formed of small sticks resting on a slender mangrove branch ; the eggs are of a pale bluish green, one inch and a half long by one inch and an eighth broad, more round than usual. The mate has the crown of the head, back of the neck,'and all the upper surface bronzy black ; tail bluish slate color; chin white, throat deep buff ; the fea...
MODERN DISCOVERIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
MODERN DISCOVERIES. I JtJAYABD Taylor, the celebrated tra veller, thus sums up the results of discovery : 'Within the last twenty-five years, all the principal features of the geography of our own vast interior regions have been accurately determined ; the great fields of Central Asia have been traversed in various directions, from Bokhara and »the Oxus to the Chinese wall ; the half-known river systems of South America have been explored and surveyed ; the icy continent around the Southern Pole has been discovered ; the North-western passage, ignis fatuus of nearly two centuries, is at last found ; the Dead Sea is stripped of its fabulous terrors ; the course of tho Niger is no j . longer a myth, and the sublime secret of the Nile is almost wrested from his keep ing ; the Mountains of the Moon, sought for through two thousand years, have been beheld by a Caucasian eye; an English steamer has ascended the Chadda to the frontiers of the great Kingdom of Bornou ; Leichart and Stuart h...
TOO MUCH STUDY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
TOO MUCH STUDY. The school committee of Boston have , recently forbidden the assignment of lessons for study out of school, in the grammar school for girls. This action was taken at the instance of the city physician, who, after giving his attention to the subject, had become convinced of the alarming consequences resulting from such studies, The system of cram ming the young brain-keeping up an unremitting pressure during, and out of school-hours, as is too often the case, is pernicious in the extreme-nay, it is wicked and suicidal. The evil is not confined to Boston : we see its effects elsewhere. Cases of broken constitutions, feebleness, insanity, and death, we doubt 4 no,^, could be cited, resulting entirely from the over exertion of the brain at a period when too much care cannot be given to thc development and establish ment ofthat perfect health of the body on which the comfort and usefulness of I life so much depends.
THE MANIAC; OR THE SABBATH-BREAKING MERCHANT. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
THE MANIAC ; OB THE SABBATH BREAKING MERCHANT, A RESPECTABLY dressed lunatic attract ed my attention in the-Asylum. He took no notice of the questions put to him, and yet he was talking alL the time we stood near him. He was busy cal culation 'profit and loss* upon various i transactions, and giving instructions to his clerks, as though he was still in his counting-house, lt was Mr.-, the once successful merchant. On my men tioning his name amongst a few friends wno had know» him in the days of his prosperity, one of them remarked, 'Ah, poor fellow, he used to boast that his most successful speculations had been planned on the SABBATH. ' The better day, the better deed,' he would say. He never gave his mind any^rest. I believe that if he had honoured the Sabbath, he would not have lost his reason.' o. All raen, of whatever class, who must necessarily be occupied six days in the week, should abstain on the seventh, and, in the course of life, would assuredty gain by giving to their b...
CHILDREN'S PORTFOLIO. ANECDOTES OF JULIUS CESAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
? CHILDREN'S PORTFOLIO. -- ANECDOTES OF JULIUS CESAR. How little did Caesar think at that moment, that soon his fate would he as sad as Pompey's. He seemed now raised above the chance of any misfortune, for his rival lay dead at his feet, and he was surrounded by a victorious army, who friends and his flatterers talked of Caesar as if he was more than mortal ; yet in a very short time his soul was required of ^him, and in the midst of all the riches and the glories of this world, death came, as it had come to Pompey, not by sick ness, nor by chances of war, but by the cruelty of those whom he had trusted and loved. How merciful and wise it is of God to conceal the future from our know ledge ; for we could seldom enjoy present events if we knew all that was ap proaching ; we should become impatient for what was to be agreeable, and afraid of what was to be distressing ; so that we may well be thankful fçr the thick veil which hides it all from our sight. Caesar felt so secure in his ...
DOMESTIC LIFE IN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
DOMESTIC LIFE IN AUSTRALIA. BT CAROLINE CHISHOLM. - ? ? .OH,' cried several together, 4 it's PO more than he deserves for breaking Miss Lucy's heart : he'll not be able to go to Sydney now, or show himself here with out his whiskers/ As the party moved off for the night, Jane remarked to Bridget, 'We have been prime actors in a rich revenge, but that a comedy may not end in tragedy, and as all the family are away, we must act with caution. The moment Graham sees what a fright we have made of him, ¡ he will be savage, for he is bad tempered at all times. Now I think we had better, instead of sleeping in our own room, sleep in the dining-room ; it's better secured, on account of the plate, than any room in the house, and as to guns and pistols, knives and murderous weapons, they must all be under lock and key, for Graham will be desperate and mad with rage when he sees himself in the glass, and Aere are men on this station who would walk barefoot for a day to have the chance of a quar...
DEATH-BED. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
DEATH-BED. -? WE value time but on the bed of death, When its brief sands are running to an end ; O ! how we then remember with dismay Our wasted hours, which, like reproachful ghosts, Of murder'd friends, rise up and pass before us ! How quickly flee the moments,-precious then As moments ne'er were dear to us before, Each counted with an agonising pang As they recede, and with them-ebbing life Leaving the shrinking soul in terror dire, To meet, as best it may, the conqueror Death.
SPLINTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
SPLINTERS. SMITH O'BRIEN, is lecturing to large* audiences at Dublin, upon America. This month the P. and O. Australian steamers commence running via Point de Gaile, instead of the Mauritius.-A colossal statue of Mendlesohn is about to be erected in London.-Several more deaths have occurred in England, by burning, occasioned by crinoline.- A collision took place in November last, on the Frith of Clyde, by which 20 steamboat passengers were drowned.-A woman named Moore, was murdered in London by her husband, cutting off her head-he is insane. - A man named Shepherd, shot a girl, while she was ' standing at her cottage window; jealousy was the cause.-A double suicide has occurred in London-a young man, and his sweetheart each swallowed prussic acid, a quarrel with his parents is said to be the cause.-The Victoria Tubular Bridge, Canada, is complete, it connects two sections of the Grand Trunk Rail way, and is the most stupendous work of the kind in the world.-Mr. Bright pro poses a ne...