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VFREE SCHOOL FOR THE NEGLECTED CLASSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
V FREE SCHOOL FOR THE j NEGLECTED CLASSES. AN influential meeting was held in the School of Arts, on the 24th ult., for the purpose of initiating a school, in Sydney, with the above designation. The Hon. George Allen, M. P., presided, and the meeting was attended by the Bishop of Sydney, the Rev. J. Eggleston (Presi dent of the Wesleyan Conference), Rev. P. P. Agnew, Mr. Joy, and others. The latter gentleman gave a long and in teresting statement of his observations during his numerous tours through the back streets of the city, proving the urgent necessity which exists for an in stitution of this kind. After a long and animated discussion, a committee was formed, consisting of the following gen tlemen, with power to add to their number, viz :-Hon. George Allen, M.P., Lord Bishop of Sydney, Rev. John Eg gleston, the Dean of Sydney, Rev. S. C. Kent, Rev. Samuel Ironside, Rev. R. Allwood, Rev. W. H. Walsh, Rev. P. P. Agnew, Rev. R. Taylor, Mr. Justice Wise, Mr. Edward Joy, ftlr. Alexa...
TEMPERANCE ITEMS. BATHURST BAND OF HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
-« TEMPERANCE ITEMS. BATHURST BAND OF HOPE. WE have great pleasure n-«tft$ing that this society is progressing, and now numbers about 150 members. I bids fair to become a very flourishing society. TEMPÉRANCE IN DUBLIN.-Since the late revival here of teetotal sentiment, excited by the spirit-stirring eloquence of Mr. J. B. Gough, we have been favored by a practical and happy influence, owing to another vis j tor-the esteemed and ex cellent Samuel Bowly, of Gloucester. From the 22nd to the 26th instant, Tues day to Saturday evenings, we have had a series of meetings and conferences, and Ï enclose the first circular issued by that eminently practical body, the Society of Friends. The first name appended is our excellent retired Judge "* Crampton, so long well known in this field, with several of our most popular and evangelical clergymen, doctors, and leading merchants. On Friday evening, about eight hundred were invited to a public soiree in the Rotunda by the Friends' Total abstinenc...
WRIGGLES FROM THE PEN OF A RANDOM WBITER, No. I. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
WRIGGLES F BO M THE PEN OF A RANDOM WBITER, No. I. 'THERB you are again, Goliah Good body, smoking litte an animated chimney, pot,' exclaimed Mr. Doloreaux Dryasoot, as he entered his friends office in one of the busiest streets of Sydney, a few mornings ago. 'Well, well, who in the world would believe you are such a good business man to look at you just now?* he continued ' ten minutes to eleven o'clock ; and there you sit behind your desk puffing away at a little old pipe, as black as the spout of a tea-kettle. Phoo, phoo, do pray open the window, and let .us have * breath of fresh air, for this filthy smoke is enough to smother a steam-boat's stoker or a charcoal burner.' ' Whew, how dainty and delicate your nose has got all of a sudden,' replied Mr. Goodbody, with a good natured smile, as he extended his hand to give his usual morning greeting to his friend. * Come in, I am glad to see you, but this is such a dirty old place, I shall be very glad when my new office is finished,'...
CHAPTER XXXI. A HOUSE LET. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
CHAPTER XXXI. i A HOUSE LET. MUCH to Liddy's wonderment some days went by and her father did not come again. From his exacting temper and jealous rule she had expected other wise : now imputing his absence to the preparation of some rigid scheme of fu ture management, as related to herself, she was restless and unhappy to a degree she had never known before. Obedient to his wishes, she wrote him notes in ber childlike way, and directed them to Wimpole street ; but they were filled with mere words, mere formal hierogly phics, for though in a certnain sense she loved her father in an idolatrous manner, this love had been of late too shadowed by excessive fear to retain all its original warmth, and it lay expressed in her soul, frozen as it were, though she had to give formal expression to it in words. An other cause too, and far the more power ful one, begot this comparative deadness, i Her childish affections were drawn in another direction. There she had met with sympathy instead of...
LITTLE BOURKE STREET AFTER MIDNIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
LITTLE BOURKE STREET AFTER MIDNIGHT. LITTLE Bourke is not quite of the pariah caste as is generally supposed. There are large warehouses of all kinds in some parts of it ; a great portion of the houses of one side of Big Bourke Street, as it is called, abuts into Little Bourke Street, or in its immediate vici nity. The two theatres have their stage doors opening into it, and at certain hours of the day you can see * stars' and 4 supers' wending their way through oyster shells and broken, bottles, cast off boots and decayed vegetables, to the boards. But after midnight, another scene opens to our view-the public house lamp shines conspicuously, and through the closed doors, and window shutters, a fitful light is discernable, the hum and bustle within penetrate through the slightly secured door, which opens îeadily to the totuih of any one who is anxious to enter ; the only condition exacted from you is, to close the door when you have made your entrance good. The police don't trouble...
AN ALLEGORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
AN ALLEGORY. A HUMMING BIRD met a butterfly, and being pleased with the beauty of its per son and the glory of its wings made an offer of perpetual friendship. 'I cannot think of it,' was the reply, . as you once spurned me, and called me a crawling dolt.' 'Impossible!' exclaimed the hum ming-bird; I always entertained the highest respect for such beautiful creatures as you. ' . Perhaps you do now,' said the butterfly, ' but when you insulted me I was a caterpillar. Never insult the hum ble, as they may some day become your superiors.'
"NOW I CAN HAVE FAMILY PRAYER." [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
"NOW I CAN HAVE FAMILY PRAYER." A GIN*SHOP keeper in-, a few years ago, was loud in bis abuse of the Tem peranoe-men. By God's blessing they had induced several drunkards to become abstainers, and the trade of the gin-shop was nearly gone. A friend, whose heart was touched for the love of souls, undertook to Call upon this man, and induce him, if possible, to change his trade. Before long, the gin I shop was turned into a baker's shop. The Temperanee-men now warmly pa tronized him. He at length became a member of their Society. That was a happy event. At the next anniversary the baker was invited to speak. He thanked the friends for having led him to exchange the sale of that which destroy ed life (gin) for that which preserved life (bread) ; adding, ' When I kept the gin shop I could not pray for God's blessing upon my business; but now I can. I now have family worship, and can pray, 4 Prosper the work of my hands, O Lord.
DEATH OF A DWARF. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
DEATH OF A DWARF. Edwin Calvert, a dwarf of some celeb rity at Skipton, has died from the effects of drink. Bte was seventeen years of age, thirty-six inches in height (three inches less than Tom Thurnby and Weighed only 23¿lbs. He was a sharp, quick, intelligent yon th, and used to visit the most aristocratic families in the neighbourhood. He was a clever per former on the violin, He could dance some of the most fashionable modern and ancient dances. He was a great mimic of birds and animals. Arrangements were being made for him to be presented to the Queen. A court dress was being made, and in less than a month he was going to London, and then on the Conti nent for exhibition. A few months ago General Tom Thumb passed through Skipton, and he sent for little Edwin. Tom Thumb took off his own boots and little Edwin jumped into them : he could throw them off, as they were too large for him. -ENGLISH PAPER.
NIAGARA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
NIAGARA. NIAGABA excites our wonder ; and we stand amazed at the power and greatness of God there, as he * pours it from his hollow hand.' But one Niagara is enough for a continent or a world : while that same world needs thousands and tens of thousands of silver fountains, and gently flowing rivulets, that shall water every farm, and every meadow, and every garden, and that shall flow on, every day » « and every night, with their gentle and quiet beauty. So with the acts of our lives. It is not by great deeds only, like those of Howard-not by great suf ferings only, like those of the martyrs that good is to be done : it is by the daily and quiet virtues of life-the Chris tian temper, the meek forbearance, the spirit of forgiveness in the husband, the wife, the father, the mother, the brother, the sister, the friend, the neighbour-that good is to be done : and in this all may be useful. -BAENES.
FACTS, FUN, AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
FACTS, FÜN. AND FANCY. , -? HI** IT is currently reported in this tfcty, that the blacksmiths are striking for wages. * You had better ask for manners than money,' said a finely dressed gentleman to a beggar boy who had asked for alms. * I asked for what I thought you had most of,' was the boy's reply. MRS. PARTINGTON told Bemus the other day, in confidence, that a young man had committed infanticide by following his brains up in a state of delirium tremen dous, and the coroner was holding a con quest over his remains. ARITHMETICAL PUZZLE.-If four dogs, with sixteen legs, can catch twenty-nine rahits, with eighty-seven legs, in forty four minutes, how many legs must the same rabits have to get away from eight dogs with thirty-two legs, in seventeen minutes and a half? A WISE BOY.-An American editor lately called his 'devil' to him, and told him he could not afford to hire his ser vices any longer, unless he would agree to take ninepence per week, or share equally the profits of the ...
TANNA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
TANNA. --o-- &nbsp; &nbsp; TANNA is one of the largest islands in group known as the New Hebrides. The natives of it in common with all their South Sea brethern, are generally titled by the whites ' Cannachas.' They are of the negro family, resembling in fea- ture, very closely, the Feejee tribes . It is said that they believe in the existence of a Superior Being, whose earthly dwelling they fancy is in the burning volcanoes for which the island is remark- able. They believe in a future happy state, and call their heaven 'Arrochin.' &nbsp; They are divided into small tribes or clans; the largest of these are the Ukingha-shaa and Attanam families. A spirit of rivalry between these two last mentioned often causes long and bloody wars all over the island. Tanna besids the never-sleeping volcano, has its other objects of interest in the many boiling springs that surround the base of the burning mountain. Some of these are held as holy, and none but chiefs are per...
COLONIAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 10 March 1860
COLONIAL NEWS. BURGLARIES of the most daring kind, appear to be frequent in Melbourne, and its vicinity.-An explosion occurred at Dean's Auction Rooms, Pitt-street, on the 2nd instant; causing great apprehen sion of a severe fire, but happily all danger was stopped. The fire engines were promptly on the spot ; it is suspect ed that an act of incendiarism was attempted by some person unknown. The Ministry have resigned, Sir Daniel Cooper has been sent for.-Two sons of Mr. Parfitt coachbuilder, were drowned while fishing in the harbour, on the 27th ult, a yacht ran into, and sunk the boat in which the deceased with their father and others were fishing quietly at anchor.-The Snowy River excitement continues to prevail, but all accounts tend to warn adventurers from braving the severity of the approaching winter. Gold is reported in the Shoalhaven district, but no evidence as yet whether in paying quantities. - Bush fires are very prevalent in Victoria.-A nugget weighing 9 oz, has been ...
A TRIP TO NEW CALEDONIA, [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
TRIP TO NEW CALEDONIA, BY CHALES EDWARDS. A raw years ago, one of our enter prising traders, who are cruising amongst the islands, to barter sandal wood and cocoanttt oil, and many other commodi ties from the South Sea Islanders, in exchange for togs, and many other things of a less harmless nature, invited me to accompany him, to have a peep at the new French settlement. . It will do you all the good in the world ; a good tumb ling about on board my lively little schooner, will shake the lethargy out of you which you have contracted by con stant writing and poring over books.' I felt tbe truth of the old seaman's asser tion, afid the next day found me on the boundless ocean, and in another week or so we were in sight of the dependency of' La belle France.' What a splendid sight the rocks, of a blood red colour, undulated by silvery streams, falling like garlands into the many caves, and form ing cascades encircled by bright green grasses, and shrubs-it was a lovely picture. We had ...
QUESTIONS ASKED BY OUR SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
QUESTIONS ASKED BY OUR SUBSCRIBERS. 97. Will any of your scientific readers advise me of thtt best method of preserving the Spanish fig ? W. H. S., Jamberoo. 98. A question for the philosophical:-Is mind capable of producing innate thought, or is it a machine, acting and producing under the influence of extraneous circumstances? Are any of our thoughts original, or merely ideas remodelled by a combination of external things previously ap plied ? W. H. S., Jamberoo. 99. Do snakes change their skins ? if so, how often ? I discovered two skins this year without bones or anything else; that is the reason for my asking the question. GUNDAROO. 100. Will any of your readers kindly enlighten me on the means of destroying or eradicating a very great nuisance. The basement story of my house, occupied as a kitchen and other offices, ia nightly overrun with a species of slug or snail, leaving the trail on every article deposited there, even rendering food totally unfit for consumption . A SUBSC...
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS IN OUR LAST. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS. IN OUfi LAST. 88. BANGOR.-The Victoria crowned pigeon is a native of New Guinea. WALTER. 89. ' A BUSHMAN.'-Take a cask or box open at one end, which place uppermest. About four or six inches from the bottom put in a false bottom with holes through it, and a piece of stout cheese cloth drawn tightly underneath, thus leaving a space between the bottom of the cask and the false one of from lour to six inches. Upon the false bottom place from ten to twelve inches of charcoal (that of turpentine is considered preferable), then a covering of stout sacking or canvass, above which put a layer of sand any thickness you find can be allowed, from twelve inches. Bushman should have informed whether his water is procurable from a well or from a muddy creek; if from the latter, the sand may be slightly mixed with pul verized alum. I have seen filters of this descrip tion act admirably. JAMBEROO. 92. A SUBSCRIBER.-I have known cases where every other restorative has failed, t...
HINTS FOR HOMES. DAUGHTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
HINTS FOR HOMES. DAUGHTERS. Mothers, who wish not only to dis charge well their own duties in the do mestic circle, but to train up their daughters at a later day to happy and comfortable firesides for their families, should watch well, and guard well, the the notions which they imbibe and with which they grow up. There will be so many persons ready to fill their young heads with false and vain fancies, and there is so much always afloat in society opposed to duty and common sense, that if mothers do not watch well, they may contract ideas very fatal to their future happiness and usefulness, and hold them till they grow into habits of thought or feeling. A wise mother will have her eyes open, and be ready for every case. A few words of common, downright* re spectable, practical sense, timely uttered by her, may be enough to counteract some foolish idea or belief put into her daughter's head by otherg, whilst, if it be left unchecked, it may take such posses sion of the mind that it ...
ART AND SCIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
ART AND SCIENCE. ART-UNION OF LONDON.-The Council has just issued its report for the jrear 1859, from which it appears that the sub scription amounted to £15,210 6s., «nd that 10-5 prizes were drawn for the anT nual meeting iii April last. The Council [ purpose that in future a member, by pay ment of an additional half guinea, m ay have an additional chance in the distri bution of prizes, but shall not be entitled to a second copy of the print or other work of art. The print to which sub scribers for the current year will be entitled, is by Mr. J J. Jenkins, entitled 'Come Along,' which has been engraved by Mr. J. Holl. AN EXTEMPORE MICROSCOPE.-When it is desired to examine a small object, and a microscope is not at hand, an extempore one may be quickly made by filling two small white glass bottles (such as homoeo pathic medicines are put up in will do) with water or other clear liquid. Cross these at right angles over one another, and look at the object through the cross, when it w...
TEMPERANCE ITEMS. SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
TEMPERANCE ITEMS. SYDNEY. THE Rev. W. Ridley delivered a lecture at the Temperance Hall, on Thursday night, the 1.5th instant-subject: 4 Four Days in Italy/ NEWCASTLE. ON Thursday evening, a very good meeting, considering the state of the weather, was held in the Oddfellows' Hall, Macquarie-road, Newcastle, in favour of Temperance Reform. After i several excellent speeches on the evils of! intemoerance on the social. I political condition of the working class, a large number of persons came forward and enrolled their names as members of the society, which bids fair, when its organization shall be completed, to as* sume an important position in the com munity as a laudable and valuable means of elevating the working class, and of repressing habitual intemperance in all classes. BATHURST BRANCH OP THE ALLIANCE. On Monday evening, a public meeting was held in the Court-house, - Parkei, Esq., in the chair, for the purpose of forming a branch of the New South Wales Alliance. The meeting ...
THE PRESS-GANG. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 24 March 1860
THE PRESS-GANG. LIKE an unclouded day my youth was passed, in one long round of happiness, my life flew bv, with no single shadow to foretell of gloom or grief to come. It was a beautiful spot in the west of Eng land where first 1 saw the light. The rains of an ancient castle were near our dwelling, its moss covered walls eloquent of romantic ages passed away. One turret had survived in good repair, a quaint round building, j with a pointed roof, two overhanging ' windows above, and one deep shadowed casement below. The crumbling walls of the other portions of the once grand castle formed rare places for us village boys to play amongst, and the school- j master who dwelt in the turret, would j gaze upon us from its shadow, and encourage lis in our sports. Those were dear old days, but, alas! they did not endure. Time flew, and I was come to man's estate, and helped my father in his daily tasks, at ploughing, reaping, and other duties of a husbandman. But the greatest change was when...