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GASTRONOMIC RIVALRY. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 31 January 1846
GASTRONOMIC RIVALRY. THE last few evenings have been prolific of those luxurious compounds which others than Aldermen seems to gloat upon with momentary satisfaction. Yes! Sydney has changed the venue, and thc most desirable cue is now, where to get the best feed. Champagne and Insolvency hove given way to public dinners and spcechification; while kangaroo soup and loyalty in some quarters are perceptibly sui rendering tb real turtle and rebellion. A few months ago, every . second man one met, settler or citizen, seemed as if he had rasped his tusks to suit the times. A lank visage bearing therein despondency betokened a. sudden retrench- ment, while " the red rubies, dug from the mines of Canary," had softened down into udorous and unequivocal diagnostics of rigid adherence to Old Mathew's doc- trines But the congenial spirits of this world love chango* and a rapid transit has hoprcsto'd the community into the vortex of funner extravagancies. The Bar Dinner, given to Mr. Justice A'...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 31 January 1846
XKTLL be published each Satur " day morning, at the Printing Offie, 17, Bridge-street, where all communications will be received. The terms are 6s. Cd. per quarter, and advertisements will be charged, 2s. 6d. for the first inch, with ls. for every additional inch of space. The Quarter's terminate on the 31st March, 30th June, 30th September, and 31st December. Parties - wishing to : discontinue, can only do so by paying up to the end of the current quarter j and those entering their names as Sub- scribers, will only be charged from the date of their commencement. NOTICE .-Advertisers must specify upon the back of their, orders the number of insertions, otherwise they will be continued until countermanded. BELL'S LIFE IN SYDNEY. THE Public are hereby cautioned not to purchase any papers from the runners employed to deliver tliis journal, various Agents having been engaged throughout the town» of whom the paper can be obtained. Two Runners wanted ; apply at the office, 17, Bridge-stre...
BELL'S LIFE IN SYDNEY. SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1846. Races to Come. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 31 January 1846
BELL'S LIFE IN SYDNEY. 1 SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1S4.G. 1 Races Zo Como. 1 Colac (second Meeting) 5th anti Oth Feb. §§ Gonlbottru _10th, lltb,& 13th Mob. g Hartley.4th and öth March. > §1 lv.rtPhillip...... 24lh,aöthMnreli- ? MnsiTellbrook............. iii, 22, and 23 April"" Q Homebush(AutnujuMceting 27, 28, atid 20 taay;1 BB
To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 31 January 1846
To Correspondents. i ¡gg* Our country Agents ore requested immediately . to forward their accounts to this office, together with the names of all defaulters. Unless this notice is attended to DURIXO TUE WEEK, the district will be erased, and not another number of our next issue will be forwarded. TUE ORIGINAL HOPE TAVERN, haring no name attached, is looked upon with suspicion. It is, moreover, rather au advertisement than a . communication. A SUBSCRIBER,"from tito neighbourhood of the barracks, has been received, but being nameless , cannot bc attended to. ALBA.-We do not know who is consul for Tahiti, but believe that a person named Pelham Dutton holds the enviable' office; Our couniry correspondents must again excuse us. The great length of the fight for the champion- ship of England compels us to fqrego their com- munications until next issnc.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 31 January 1846
DIED, On the night of the 25th January, at 20 minutes past eleven, aged five years, after an illness of six weeks, Amelia Margaret, eldest daughter of William &nbsp; and Mary Anne Nicholson, of High street, West Maitland, universally beloved by all who knew her for her endearing and humble disposition. At the Manning River, suddenly, Mrs. Nicholson, much regretted by her family, having left three young children to lament her loss, and being about to be confined of a fourth which has caused her death.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 31 January 1846
HOMEBl^ RACES,-1840. STEWARDS: Mr. O. 0. Turnor, y Mr. li. Fitzgerald. Captain Apperley. $^5*^ JUDOE: ^ Mr. Nelson Lamson. CLERK OF THE COURSE: Mr. A. Way. First Day, Wednesday, May 27th. FIRST RACE. THE METROPOLITAN MAIDEN TLATE of One Hundred 'Sovereigns, for all horses that have never won ; weight for age ; once round tho course, to start nt the three mile post. Entrance, (ive- sovereigns, SECOND RACE. The ALL-AOED STAKES of Five Sovereigns eaohj with fifty sovereigns added, for all horses' weight for agc; three miles. (Maidens allowod Mba.) Eutrauce, three sovereigns. THIRD RACE. The TRIAL STAKES of Ten Sovereigns each, ( five sovereigns forfeit if declared to the Honorary Secretary at tho Royal Hotel on the 1st of May, between the hours of one and two P.M.) with forty sovereigns added, for two year olds ; once round tho course. Colts 7st. Tibs, fillies 7st. 41bs. ' Entrance, throe sovereigns. FOURTH RACE. Tile WELTER STAKES of Three Sovereigns each, with twenty sovereigns added...
Police Reports. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 31 January 1846
fl . Folleo apports. Älovn.w.-Thisbeing tho Anniversary ol the Colony, little .business via« thine at tho Polite Otllce, Air. Windeyer presided, ami after disposing of tho drunkards nm] a few other ca.s«s of minor importance, the court niljourncil till the ensuing ilay. TUESDAY.-A pair of Pigeons.-Marin Randall, one of the Pitt-street promenaders, was charged by Eliza Butterworth, another frail fair one, with Assanlt and robbing her of a watch and locket valued at ten pounds ; each of the litigants ap- peared in their gaudiest costume, aud displayed considerable prafessh mil tacts but Klun's memory not b>>ing snflicicntly retentive fr"m« her hiisons the overnight, which induced her to see tUiublc. The case was dismissed. THURSDAY.--Rigorous Penalty .--Patrick Meehan, a youth apparently about fifteen years of age, was charged before the Mayor and Mr. Smart, J. P., with usuaultiug a female of simitar uge, who is in thc employ of Citrwiu Boyd, Ksii., at itush cntter'rt Bay, in th...
Local Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 31 January 1846
Koeal Intelligence. In the Herald of the 17th Instant a paragraph headed " Escape" appeared, in which it is very untruly stated that one of the prisoners, named Lawrence Rourke, informed Mr. Hibbs that as he was merely in for being drunk, he would pay the fine, a friend having given him a pound note for that purpose. lt goes on to say that Hibbs took the moiiey and allowed the prisoner to depart, but discovered too late that tlie party tie had allowed to go oft'was not Rourke, but Janies Graham, the principal in thc robbery perpetrated on the premises of Messrs. Melville and Lambert. Now, from the above statement it would appear that Hibbs was to blame through- out the whole transaction-in fact, that he has connived at.the escape, of a. burglar ; but,"on enquiry, we find that the blame rests solely and wholly with the police, james Graham was forwarded tb the gaol under a drunkard's warrant, instead of Lawrence Rourke, and having answered to that name when called by the clerk, he te...
Country News. PICTON. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 31 January 1846
Country Newa. PÍCTON. POLICE OFFICE, JAN. 14, 184fî.-Be- fore M. Macalister and It. Blackwell, Esqs., J.Ps.-Pope versus St. Crispin. The better half of one of St. Crispin's disci- ples was charged with having used threat- ening and indecorous language towards Mistress Pope, tending to lower the dignity of, and bring into contempt, that person- age. Complainant was frequently inter rupted in the statement of her caso by de- fendant's husband, who, by ugly inuendoes, tried to sully her fair name ; but his base insinuations were indignantly repelled by " a glance full of meaning" from the bright, blue, optics of complainant, whose measure of revenge (whenever interrupted) seemed satisfied by the disdainful ejacula- tion of tho monosyllable " SNOU," the ejaculation of which displayed " a set of ivories" that would not disgrace a sultan's harem. "Tit Her upper lip rcns thin JjConipareil to timi, was nest her clilu, c ie h'ttM}a word of four letters sadly dis ^v ¿0tlcert I "N3 the curator...
THE CONTEST FOR THE CHAMPIONship of England, between Ben Caunt and William Thompson alias Bendigo. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 31 January 1846
THE CONTEST FOR THE CHAMPION- ship of England, between Ben Caunt and William Thompson alias Bendigo. This match which, ever since the 17th April last, on which day it was made, has excited an extraordinary degree of interest increasing in intensity as the period for its decision approached, was brought to a con- clusion on Tuesday last, in a field close to Suffield Green, beyond Lillingston Level, in the county of Oxford, we regret to re- cord under circumstances which are far from calculated to sustain the reputation of British boxers, still less to dignify the office of "Champion of England." It is un- &nbsp; neccessary to say that in our unshrinking &nbsp; &nbsp; advocacy of the sports of "the Ring," we have been solely influenced by a desire to support those rules and regulations by which fair play and impartiality is secured towards the individuals who, in their own persons, may think proper to demonstrate the prin- ciples upon which all personal contest...
Country News. PARRAMATTA. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
I Country Wows. PARRAMATTA. COUBT OF RECTUESTS.-The little and big go was ou last week. If Slr. Cheekc is not gifted with' talents of, the highest order, he has learned, ono", thing since the Legislative Counoil refused to bo : tho dispenser of. charity £u granting him XJOOO' . - a-year, and that is elongation, as through not opeti I iug the court until past ll o'clock in the day, tho' sitting which might have been got rid of in a day and a half, was extended to three. Ono of the con- séquences was, tho £30 court did not open on the ' day appoiutcd, and suitors and their lawyers wcro brought considerable distances aud had to' fe Urra home and eomo again on tho next day,' thereby adding about 50 per cont, to the expenses. Th« fact is, this court has been found to be a completo humbug. Tho host of new fees imposed within! the last few mouths for tho suko of saving, from' starvation its imbecile officers (for God knows what would become of them if they had not this refuge for the desti...
IMPROMPTU LINES ON THE LATE FRA[?] BETWEEN THE " VICTORIA" AND THE " GOLDEN BOOT." [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
IMPnnStPTO LIKES OS THE LATH FRAT BETWEEN TUB " VICTORIA" AND TUB " 00LDEN BOOT." " T*&lt;j houses, both alike in dignity," Each other oft times sue. And frequent break to noisy mutiny, As Capulet and Montague. The reason, now, of tea a " case" I Whose " gunpowder" ¡guiling Dan D--n scratches C-s face, Aud so both fall a fighting. What noise is that ?-throw dowu the pen, From study lt arouses ; It's only those two squabbling men " A plague on both your houses." Goulburn, Monday; 1 2nd Feb., £ past ia, a.m. J . ? ? ,
Original Poetry AN ACCOUNT OF THE VISITATION OF SUSAN SOMEBODY, WHO WAS KILLED BY THE LATE MAIL ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
Original Poetry ? ASÍ ACCOUNT OF THE VISITATION OF" SDSÂN SOME- BODY, WHO WAS KILLED BY TUE LATE '?*" MAIL ACCIDENT. Versified by order of tho " Humane Society;" 'Twas twelve o'clock-a melting night To sleep in vain I tried, When Susan's ghost came stealing in, And sat at my bed side. O, Charley dear ! O, Charley dear S Pray " take a last fond look ;" I'm just " come up" now by the Mail You see I'm safely " book'd." ' My arms at Campbelltown I've left ¡My hands so soft and clean, Are now pack'd up in white kid gloves On.Mr. Smcdley's team. And, oh, my lieadjjwith ringlets black Was injured iu the slusnv And so, to renovate my curls, They're loft at " Bargo Brush." ' Those dear small feet, those dear small feet, Alas ! I've left behind ; And if not banging In the " trees," Why in the " Boot" you'll find. My mother, too, was coining up, . But now is distout far ; At Doyle's her lifeless corpse I left,: ; -n ' Where I did " Berri-ma.". ! .. : t -.? But as a token I will send, (And from...
THE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
THE ..THEATRE. Wc have lately, owing to a press of other matter, omitted to notice the performances at the Victoria; and in this we plead guilty to n charge, which may be brought against us, of " neglect .of duty;" agreeing as we do with Dr. Maror, who observes that .'in whatever light the surly dogmatist may consider Flays in geueral, it may be asserted on safe grounds that they good in particular; they are may impart much knowledge without the languor of study; and warn from error, without an approach td tlie verge of guilt. Indeed, where virtue obtains those rewards which heaven will bestow-and poetic justice should never withhold-and where vice smarts for its crimes; aiid is liot rendered alluring by thc attraction of pleasing qualities, then the stage may be considered as an auxiliary to the pulpit; for morality and religion must ever be united." The performances have latterly been of a legitimate cast, and we have to bear testimouy tn the very oxcellent acting of Mr. Nesbitt; ...
Varieties. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
Varieties. The N. Y. Sun says :-" New York is healthier at the present time than it has been within the last five years. Our stieets have been cleaned and purified, and look like new." A Lady's Pets.-Amongst the items in the ledger of a bankrupt veterinary sur-' gcon examined this week at Birmingham, the following appeared-" Miss C-, me- dicine and attendance -upon 2 white cats, 6s. Sd. ; to a post mortem examination of these two white cats, 13s. 4d." Destroying Weeds on Gravel Walks. Put about an ounce of arsenic in a gallon of hot water, and pour it through the rose of a pot on walks or pitching. Wonderful instinct.-A cat having lost her kittens, follows a mutton-pie man. Wicked but ingenious Fraud.-A poor woman having sent a little child to the nea Vest public-house for the loan of a news- paper, tlie landlord gave thc infant the Morning. Herald. Extraordinary Longevity.-There is at ^present a man nt work on the Hungerfbrd i %jdge who, as a boy witnessed the laying v>,:&am...
Sydney Quarter Sessions. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
Sydney Quarter Sessions; On Monday morning, the 2nd instant, thc Court of Quarter Sessions commenced its sittings at the New Cour House, Darlinghurst, with a calendar of sixty-five cases, since which there have been a few moro added to it. The character of the crimes generally, was light, but we were sorry to see that mauy of the individuals charged were persons who arrived free or were born in the Colony. We fear too, that thc general leniency of the sentences here- tofore passed by this Court has had, and so long as it continues, will have thc effect rather of in- creasing the commission of crime than of deterring "pcrsous from it; and although we admit that a very wide distinction should bo mada betwoen a novice in guilt and tho old and oft convicted offender; still, thc punishment to either malo or female for n first offence should be marked-it should be se vero even if of short duration. It should, in fact, be " a terror to evil doers." MONDAY, 2\D FcnnuAnv. Henry Navarro, au e...
BATHURST. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
BATHURST. RACES.-A stir has at length been made to get up races this year-a meeting is called for the 28th Instant, at the Black Bull Inn,- for thc purpose of electing Ste- wards, appointing a committee, for collect- ing subscriptions, &c. For several previous years these races have been held at Alloway Bank, late the property of Captain Piper, but we are informed that the present owner is not willing to grant permission for the races to be held there this year ; and that tire forthcoming races will be held on some land of Mr. Lawson's, at the end of Ka ble's Lane, and about two miles from the town. It would be far more desirable that these races should be held on the Town Common, being a fine level piece of land and well adapted for the purpose. We have been informed that one of the notices of the proposed meeting, that had been posted on the wall near the Police Office, (where notices of all sorts, and descriptions j are usually posted,) was torn down by an ' officious con...
WILLIAM SHARPE THE CONVICT. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
WILLIAM SHARPE THE CONVICT. So successfully lias the above-named indi- vidual carried on his nefarious tra/Ho for a series of years, that, at length, though an adept in the art of plunder, his pros- perity (!!) nas mastered his discretion, and left a gap in his fence over which " the glorious uncertainty of thc law," has ridden rough shod. Swimming upon the frothing tide of villany and cunning, the unhappy wretch had (like others in this community) set his soul, and apparently risked it, upon the acquisition of wealth. No art too mean for his acquirement-no stratagem too contemptible for his design,-he lived upon the unfortunate of both sexes, at once a witness to mutual iniquities, and a pestilential adherent to their reciprocal shame. However, let us, departing from custom, give the few particulars connected with his life, which we have been enabled to glean, in hopes that so terrible a detail of crime, and so sure a sequel to its com- mission may have a negative or repellant powe...
To the Editor of Bell's Life in Sydney. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
To thc Editor of Bell's Life in Sydney. I Silt,-Whilst I acknowledge with most of those who comprised the numerous and respectable meeting held on Thursday, thc 29th ultimo, at Mr. Lyons' Rooms, the importance of the subject they met to dis- cuss, viz., tiie practicability of forming railroads in Australia, I cannot but look on the matter as one fraught with conse- quences which may prove injurious instead of beneficial to our brightening prospects. I admit there ate many points which may bc urged in favor of thc speculation, (for snell I must consider it), but I cannot help thinking that the arguments which may be adduced against its being at present enter- tained, arc more forcible. I cannot ex- pect, Sir, that you should devote much space to the unsupported opinions of a solitary individual, whose fears for the re- sult of the projected undertaking have led him to oller to your consideration obser- vations, which by the numerous supporters of- the scheme, will doubtless be ridicu...
AGREEMENT AND DISAGREEMENT OF NOUNS. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
AGREEMENT AND DISAGREEMENT Ol' NOUNS. I The schoolmaster is certaiuly abroad, aud no mistake, and his influence is as discernible all over the country BS the bolt of Saturn is to Lord Rosse while looking through thc monster telescope. Here is the last shot which lie has taught the young - idea how to make. Schoolmaster-" Tommy Townly, parse me Ilia sentence, ' Mother and father live in harmony."' Tommy-"Yeth, thir-Mother is a common noun, neuter gender, and nominative case to thc verb live." Schoolmaster-"Excellent', Tommy, there is nothing under the heavens to keep you out of Congress. Go on." Tommy-" Live is a verb neuter, indicative meed, prcthent tense, third perthon, thingular number, and agrees with mother !" Schoolmaster-"Bravo, Tommy-proceed. You will be a'counsellor nt least- perhaps on the Su- preme Be,nch." I Tommy-"And, is a marriage conjunction; it couples father and mother." [Here there was a ' general hee, hee, hcê, from the rest of the class. Schoolmaster-"Tommy, you...