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NED CHALKER'S BENEFIT [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 10 January 1846
NED CHALKER'S BENEFIT Will take place on Friday evening next when the lovers of science and self-defence will be enabled to witness a display such a the colony can afford. All the crack artists have promised to attend from that high-bred professional Aby Davis, to the redoubted amateur, who is then to make his debut, It seems almost unnecessary for us to induce the public to come forward with liberality upon this occasion. Chal- ker's well-known principles of lamb-Iike gentleness, his temperance, his industry and last, though not least, his pecuniary misfortunes, seem tocal! forth thc generous sympathy of those who encourage the ad- vance of thc moral and physical conditior of the pugilistic corps. An English wrilei has remarked truly, sometlring to thu I effect, that whatever may be advanced tc the prejudice of- the ring, it is an obvious non sequitur, that professional Boxers mus! rise from thc scum of the earth, that two fine fellows who strip to fight for glory and the wager oh ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 10 January 1846
Anniversary Regatta. . Monday, tba zétu January, 1840. UNDKIt TICE r.\TUON.\OE 0» HIS EXCELLENCY SIR GEORGE GIPPS. - ^ COMMITTEE. Ë, M. O'Connell^ Brigade Major William Mair, 00th Iteginicnt II. II. Browne >.? E. C. Merewether T..Jeffrey . . \ J. Bramwell R J. Want . . diaries Mallard:' . ^ °'° .'* ItoberlTO-weu ' &lt; J. C. Thompson! ' . ? . . . j Benjamin Shaw Ross Donnelly ' j M.-W. Lewis; '" UMr-irirc, Merion Moriarty. TnEASCREtW J; C. Raymond. BECIIBTAItr. Oeorgö Macpherson. First Match. NO. 1.-Marryat's Code.. To start at IÓ A. if. Fdr Licensed Wrtternieu; pulling a pair of sculls, in skills. To start from the warp off Fort Macquarie; and proceed round the Flag; Boat moored off Quat Island, passing it on tho south sido and rounding it on thc north stile, tlleu round Pincligut, passing it on the north and rounding lt oil tile south side, aud back to tho starting place. First prize, £ñf second prize, JÉ3¡ &lt; No entrance fee ? . Second Match No. 2.-Marryat's ...
MAITLAND CHRISTMAS RACES. SECOND DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 10 January 1846
MAITLAND CHRISTMAS RACES. SECOND DAY. : On Saturday last, the second day of these races, the weather was oppressively hot, which was' perhaps the cause of the attendance on the course being less nume- rous than on thc previous day. Thc first race was of a most attractive kiudT there being five well-matched horses for a hurdle rape of three miles. The following is the result; ^ 1st Race.-A Hurdle Race for ¿12, three times .round the" course, niue leaps over hurdles 3 feet 0 inches high, weight 10 stoue 7 lbs. . :Mr. Yeoman's Trueboy. 1 . Mr. Johnson's Doctor.... 2 Mr. Nicholson's Block.. 3 : Mr, Beeves's Forester. 4 Afr. Doyle's Pickle. Ö ' Pickle took the first jump itv beautiful style, after .which Trueboy and 'Forester took the lead, and kept it to* the last hurdle. They were closely followed, however, by the Doctor, who at the seventh leap rose nearly along with Forester and Trueboy, and cleared the hurdle in good style, but full on the other side, rolling over and over. His ride...
PUNISHMENT OF THE KNOUT. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 10 January 1846
PUNISHMENT OF THE KNOUT. &nbsp; The handling of the knout demands a &nbsp; long apprenticeship, besides a natural apti- &nbsp; tude of nerve and muscle. The chief exe- cutioner, always himself a criminal con- demned to the punishment which lie in- flicts—the only capital punishment in the Russian empire—receives a free pardon, and is sent home at the expiration of twelve years, during which he is kept in durance excepting when led out to operate. In his cell he gives instructions to his pupils, whom it is his duty to instruct in the horri- ble art of torturing, which he has derived from his predecessor. They practice daily upon a sort of lay figure ; and he shows them exactly, where and how to deal their blow, so as only to cut into the muscle of the loins, when it is merely a civil criminal, a murderer or a felon ; how to inflict im- mediate death, by making the victim dis- locate his own neck ; or how to render death inevitable in a day or two, by curling t...
THE WHITEBOY'S REVENGE. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 10 January 1846
THE WHITEBOY'S REVENGE. After waiting lialf-an-hour for the return of the party. Ryan became impatient. The chaise was at the door ; but there wore no guards round it. After some fur- ther, delay, ,the young man's patience was exhausted. To him the presence or ab- sence of a guard was a matter of no mo- ment whatever ; and he began to feel that to be released from the companionship which had been, he felt, intruded on him would be no trivial advantage. In fine, he examined his weapons, entered into thc chaise alone, and left a message that Mor- ris and the dragoons might follow him, if they pleased to do so, after they had made their capture. After a few miles drive, the postillion dismounted, and walked upa'Mtuge high hill." In former days, roads did not deign to practice that kind of accommodation to the difficulties of the country which mo- dern policy has adopted. They did not evade, or avoid, or turn a hill, no matter how steep it was, but met, and conquered it. The road to be ...
FIGHT FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 10 January 1846
FIGHT FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF ENGLAND. &nbsp; We are barely enabled to give a brief ex- tract of this important mill, which has terminated otherwise than had been antici- pated amongst our knowing ones, and has certainly deceived ourselves. The next issue will, most probably, contain the full particulars of the Fight. The following is the paragraph alluded to above, and is taken from a Liverpool paper. "THE PRIZE FIGHT—at Litfield-green, &nbsp; in the county of Northampton, between Caunt and Bendigo, for the Championship of England, terminated in the triumph of the latter, after an unsatisfactory contest, which lasted two hours and eight minutes, during which, ninety-three rounds were fought." &nbsp;
ANNIVERSARY REGATTA. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 10 January 1846
'. - ANNiVERSATtY HEG ATTA. I WE are1 glad to perceive that the most &nbsp; active preparations are being made for the approaching Regatta, and that the remarks on this scientific and truly national amuse- ment which -appeared in our paper three . ' weeks since, wherein, we gave a concise account, of.the prizes to be awarded at the . ^HOBARTTówtiiREGATTA, have'been appre- ciated. That which was to hive been íh'clflI at Port Phillip, we perceive by the journals -from that dependency, has been abandoned for wantx>f the requisite encour- agement in the shape of specie, which v-surely, amongst »o aristocratic (?) a set of ' men as the Fort Philippians regard them- selves, should have been forthcoming. ;'; The programme of prizes advertised for : the Sydney Regatta promise belter amuse- ment than has yet taken place in the '. colony.: The respectability^of the Com- mittee appointed to make tlie necessary carrangements for the purpose of carrying -out the sports, is the best gu...
THE UNREPORTED BARRISTER. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 17 January 1846
THE UNREPORTED BARRISTER. : Ob ! nu, they never mention ino, My name is never heard ; . ' - - . The press has now refused to speak That unimportant word. ' From Court to'Court I hurry me, " But sad is my regret ; For even should I win a fee, No notice can I get. They bid me seek at Common Law Tile business others gain, But if I e'en tried Chancery My efforts would be vain. 'Tis true that many I behold Who by reporting get What I'ne'er could, by pen or fee, To my extremo regret. . They tell me there aro many now, Who in their early day Were aided by the press, but I Don't care for what'they say. I only know Tvo struggled hard Reporter's work to get But can't; and so 'gainst those who can I'll make thc deadest set.
POETRY. SONGS OF THE HEARTH RUG. THE DISGUSTED WIFE TO HER HUSBAND. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 17 January 1846
-o ? ; SONGS OF THE HEARTH RUG. ; THE DISGUSTED WIFE TO SEO HUSBAKD. You promised to leave off your smoking, The day I consented to wed : How little I thought yon were joking ; - Hoir fondly tellered what you said ! . Then alas! how completely you sold me, With blandishments artful and vain ; When you emptied your snuff-box and told me Yon never would fill it again Î . Those fumes, io oppresssing, and puffing, Say, what is the solace that flows ? And whence the enjoyment of stuffing . . A parcel of dust in your nose ? By the habits yon thus are pursuing There can be no pleasure confered ; /How irrational then is your doing ! Now is it not very absurd ? Cigars come to threepence each, nearly, And sixpence on ounce is your snuff; ' Consider how much, then yon yearly Mast waste on that horrible stuff. I Wliy the sums in tobacco you spend, lore, Th"e.wealth in your snuiT box yon ' - - '. Would procuro me of dressas no end, love, And keep me in gloves, only think ! What's worse for your ...
BATHURST. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 17 January 1846
BATHURST. CHEAP SHAVING.--We are informed that a prisoner of tlie crown, attached to the hospital here, is in the habit of going round our town hair cutting and shaving; and he having no house-rent to.pay and a --^ration found him, is enabled to perform his services.jit reduced prices, highly to the I injury of tlic fair tradesman, who has liouse I rent and other luavy expenses to contend I willi. U'e are quite sure il our remarks I meet thc eye of the gentleman Who has the superintendence of that establishment, hu will speedily put a check to this practice, [ which must Lave been carried on without his knowledge, and certainly without his sanction. Are the parties who employ this man aware they are liable to a fine ? KINO'S PLAINS.-It has been matter of surprise to us that amongst the many intel- ligent and respectable residents, that none of them have thought it worth while to give some notice of the localities and capabili- ties of the place. King's Plains is a very wide and exte...
NORTH RICHMOND RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 17 January 1846
NORTH RICHMOND RACES. MONDAY, evening,.llie 12th inst.,between -the hours of 6 and 8 p¿ m., the Gentlemen .. ^Stewards punctually attended at the Wool Jfack Inn, Mr. John Towns, for the purpose of&lt; arranging all the necessary preliminaries and receiving entrances for the following ¿¿Ky. The business of the evening com . rpnenced by the Clerk of the Course taking -^tr\ña, seat at the head of the table, before W whom: was placed all the requisite books and stationery for booking and entering a correct account of the smallest donations. On .the first entry being made by a Mr. Cribb, it was found that the Clerk made a charge of five bob as an entrance fee for each, horse, to Which Mr. Sculthorp, sen., one of. the Stewards, made an objection, conceiving that in a matter of this kind, belog their first local Race Meeting, and the prizes being of such a trifling nature, it was exorbitant in the extreme. Mr. Jas. Walsh, one of the leading members of thc TC^fPa^nd compeer> Mr: ...
NED JHALKER'S BENEFIT. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 17 January 1846
NEDJHALKER'3 BENEFIT. Thu closeff last evening presented such a Bcene of ustle amidst the numerous ad- mirers anUrnembers of the Fancy, as has not been" inr lot to witness upon any simi- lar occasin. Windsor, Penrith, Liver- pool, Caipbelltown, and .even, the more remote rioks of the colony, such as Braid wood, «fee, poured in their twos and threes, while froi the Rocks and its Grandees to the far-fatted Swamp, each division of the city seenid to vie with its adjoining ward iu furnisliitg living attestations of the popu lacy of lie present Champion of New South Wiles. The commodious area of the City Theatre was aptly chosen for the fistic évoluions of tii^evcninp^_and..the zavñSHf^at ttJ^riMtf^rptoved that extraor- dinary' foresight hiujibeen brought to play in selecting so commodious a retreat. A convenient ring had been formed upon llie stage, behind which,, as Masters of the Ceremonies, numerous swells were pro- menading./ One portly gentleman in par- ticular^* remarkable fora hu...
PICTON. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 17 January 1846
PICTON. Tho Country's looking wall-Sin. BELL. The Maize ia fresh and green, And around us, will be seen, A splendid Crop, I ween, Mr. Bell. The Feed is very fine, And the Bellies of the Kine, To obesity incliue, Mr. Bell. ?The Harvest, now is past, Aud our Town's improving fast, I hope it's weal may last, Mr. Bell. A Host of Happy Faces, Dispersed in divers places, At each other, make grimaces, Mr. Bell. But we squabble now and then, When I take up the Pen, To twig some GE.NTLEUEX, Mr. Bell. I'm never very rude, And it does a deal of good, For Gossips, it makes Food, Mr. Bell. And indeed Sir, if tho latter. Were not allowed to chatter, About some* Idle matter, Mr. Bell. They'd mope about, and sigh. With Faces all awry, And then, of ENNUI die, Mr. Bell. I've netbing more to tell, But we've lots of wheat to »ell, At Four and Six ! a bushel-Mr. Bell. Fare thee well-Fare theo well. Jan. U, 1816.
Ca[?]ne. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 17 January 1846
r - ' ? >4^&lt; . ; canine. ¡~~T j " V -o A match Waa.'made ou Monday last, Xor £10 a-siile, betwixt Tommy's . old dog Boatswain, better known as IUU Watson's old dog, aud Mr. Gorman's Snow Ball, generally known as Long Ceil's white dog; each dog to neigh C7 lbs. .There bus been a vast deal of contention about the fighting pluck of these dogs 'pr'the lost year «nd better; bat as they will bo broight to the scratch OD Monday the Otb of February, t e lovers of cauiue fighting will have a treat. A Europan cat can be matched to kill 0 rats against anj tuber cat or dog, of the same weight,, viz., 'Silos, iii a den, wired. This match can be made on 'hursday cvouiug, at tho Cockatoo, Surry Hilld
WINDSOR. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 17 January 1846
WINDSOR. luit rthr.-We are gratified to Hud that our sportsmen, if Wiudsor have commenced getting up tile AuuuáíSubscriptiou Haces, and that notwith- standing te late depression of the times, they have not relaxel one.iota in furnishing the public with a Programms equal to that of the last two or three years past; prizes to the atnouut of J&Î30 will be found in >ur advertising columns, and we verily believe, rcre they double the amount, tito commit- tee of management headed by that aealous and effi- cient catear for the TURF, W. S. Bayliss, Esquire, they vrauh have little trouble to realise it. TUE lisa.-George Cupitt requests us to say, that liudhj Tom Sparkes will not come to his terms, be will accept Sparkes',. to fight half way between Sydney aud Wiudsor, but for uo less a sum than JEOO ; he#ill meet Sparkes or his friends on any day he uuy name, withiu a week, from this date, ' at Coultoi'a Iun, Windsor lioad, to adjust preli- - urinaries, '. - ?:: . .-. ? Tom ïurohe...
FBENCH AND ENGLISH. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 17 January 1846
FBENCH AND KNGLISH. , A pugilistio encounter took'place lately at Avatan chos, beiwein J^I^neliman -and áa Englishman! Need^nSro^record! the" result t '? ïrôui;-tlie extremo' novelty of the exhibition perhaps some lbw partlon lara nu»y ba intorestiug to our readers. Johnny Crapaud, be it said in limine, waa porinittcd tito manly privilege of kicking in addition to tho other systems of attaok, whilst bis antagonist, a John .Bull pedestrian, named Cootes, conuucuThicnself to * tho noble ort of self-defouce" in all its purity. We subjoin an outline of the fight!-Hound 1. Monsieur commenced by dancing à la Taglioni, round Cootes, kicking at the head and body, both of which Cootes avoided by stopping back ; in the second attempt of Monsieur, Cootoa met him with a tremendous counter with tho left on the nose, which nearly floored him, and drew tho ol are t iu abundance, which made him look with amazement; again he rushed iu, with his head down, when Cootoa planted a heavy upper cut and gr...
To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 17 January 1846
i"'-. L To Correspondents. ? WOLLOMBI,-In reference to a report which sp peareS iii our Issue of the 27th ultimo, we beg to state Jhat.enquiry has controverted the injurions .impression then created, as far as the character of the magistrate alluded to therein was con- cerned. We are at all ! times anxious to avoid personality, and we hope that correspondents will not lead us into error by att.mpiing'toweave arouud ns " a thread of candour with a web of wiles." R.'B.-Look at our advertising columns.
BELL'S LIFE IN SYDNEY SATURDAY, JANUARY 17,184[?]. [?]aces to Come. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 17 January 1846
BELL'S LIFEJN SYDNEY SATURDAY, JANUARY 17,1840. ' -juncea to Come. ír" Homebush .(Jf>rspvr/»,Club) SdmJannnry V Colno (sc o:id SS'ieling) .. Olli mid Olli Fob." |':Oonlboom-»«^.. . . ..-.. ¿.». .«*ti»i5HH»»»*.Wf* *"*«~ l'ilïorflcy... r T.V.V.TTTi.ll. 4th aud 6th March. 'iPortPhltlip.-.-. ..v.... 2 Uh. 25th March &lt;;. tf nsW«Hbi '.ot........ 21,22, and 23 April ?rjlomebusl ,* V:i'.;. -lMeoting 27,28, and 20 May