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SPLINTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 5 May 1860
SPLINTERS. FcüB men and three boys were killed by the breaking of the machinery which lowered them down the shaft of a colliery near Wolverhampton.-A. girl, who had called to see her sister at a button factory in Sheffield, was killed by the machi nery catching her dress.-The captain of the John Sugars, lost on her passage to Adelaide, is on his trial, charged with having bored holes in the vessel.-A" large fire took place in Gough Square, London, on the 16th Febrnary ; several printing offices were destroyed.-Mr.. Whitworth, Manchester, has exhibited a gun which throws a projectile of 3 lbs. five and a half miles : it loads from the breech, and can be fired four times in two1 and a half minutes.-The United States' troops are to be withdrawn from Utah, which city is to be restored to the Mor mons.-Two hundred Indians were mas sacred on the 26th February, by a party of white men at Humboldt Bay, Cali fornia.-At Natchez, Mississippi, a man was taken from the gaol by the mob, and execu...
COLONIAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 5 May 1860
1 ? W" .. - COLONIAL NEWS. SYDNEY was visited with tremendous storms of rain for the four last days of April, causing considerable damage to the streets and houses.-The damage done to the Great Southern Railway, has been very serious in its character, and bas extended to nearly every part of the line. Some of the injuries will take a considerable time to repair, the conse quence will be au inconvenient interrup tion to the public traffic.-At Windsor an immense loss has fallen on the farmers, one man had 600 sheep destroyed.-At Camden, the waiter was twenty feet higher than last flood.-At Penrith, 80 feet above the bridge.-The executions at East Maitland : The extreme penalty of the law was carried into effect, within the precinta of the goal, on Thursday morning, upon two of the criminals sentenced to death at the last sitting of the Circuit Court,-the third having been reprieved on the previous after noon.-Mr. Stuart who has undertaken to explore the interior, and cross the entire ...
FACTS FUN AND FANCY [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 5 May 1860
FACTS PUN AND FANCY TOAST AT AN AGRIGULTURAL MEETTNG. -4 Here's to the rifle men - England's truest and staunchest Protectionists Y PüNCH. . SALLY,' said a young gent, preparing to take a snooze, 4 if any one calls, tell them I'm gone.'-4 Gone where, sir?' ' Gone to sleep.' ' NEVER put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day,' said an advising mother to her child. ' Well, then, mamma, let us eat the mince-pie that's in the cupboard,' was the child's preco cious reply. A VULGAR, blustering man, attempting to push pass John Wesley, cried out, . Sir, I never made way for a fool.'-' I always do,' replied Wesley, stepping aside, and passing aside, and calmly passing on. DID ever any one see any meal made of the wild oats which people sow in their i young days ? DID the man who fell asleep hurt him self more than if he had fallen when «wake? CONSOLING.-Losing a small fortune in an unlucky speculation, and all your friends wondering how you could have been 4 such a fool.' . WHY, doctor, ...
THE HOLY HOMES/ [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 5 May 1860
j TH« HOLY HOMKÍ. (Continued from part Itt) .FATHSB, father, father,* waa her cry, io passionate, so piteous, so full of human truth, as tp touch the. toni of him, who under thia austerity, knew no bounds te the depth of his lore. It was this ?err depth, which made so jealous of Liddy'* well doing, and so utterly mis judge the way to mle. In spite of all his résolve», to be bard and stern and Gold, he returned her blessed kisses, and let ber radiant face nestle dove-like on his breast. Let her nestle long enough J let these sign* of lave be multiplied a hundred feld! for when these lips meet thine again, they will be > ? ? But I must not tell. Bine* he had seen Liddy last, Norman had talked with Mrs. Clare, and had heard from her a very different version of the Stork story. Margaret had also vindi cated Liddy, and done ali she could to soothe her father's mind coaasrning her. Still enough waa unexplained to keep alive his jealous plans and suspicions, and make him imagine his chi...
HINTS FOR HOMES. MOSQUITOES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 5 May 1860
HINTS FOB HOMES. MOSQUITOES. The annoyance proceeding from these little imps of darkness may greatly be lessened by hanging up in your bedroom a wet towel far from your bed-head. Let it be dripping wet when you go to bed. It can drip in the basin on the floor, so that it will remain damp till morning. The unmusical whizzing upon the drum of the year will become small by degrees and beautifully less, and you will not be so much deprived by these pestilential scavenger-flies of ' tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep.' Sedulously con sume with purifying Are all decayed and decaying vegetable and animal matter lying about your premises, and you and your neighbors will be less troubled with mosquitos and flies, which assured ly are some of nature's scavengers ; but will have blood from you if you neglect the instructions here given. A SBOBXT WORTH KNOWING. An old traveller in the colonies for the last five years assures us that the follow ing two simple ingredients have been infall...
THE SOUTH SBA ISLANDS. From the Diary of an American engaged in a whaling expedition. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 5 May 1860
THE SOUTH SBA ISLANDS. V.«.«« *U _ T\i_ M_A_. * . « , . .... From the Diary of an American engaged in a whaling expedition. EDITED AY CHARLES EDWARDS. -4 ABOUT thirty-four degrees north of Sydney, and lying under the line, is a vast number of small islands, commonly called the South Sea Islands, or King Mills' Coup. These being at an easy distance from each other, the inhabitants are continually shifting from one to the other. Those islands are principally formed of coral, covered by sea sand, and avara ge not more than twenty feet above the level of the sea ; as there are no Streams of water, wells have been dug in tho coral, and springs have been got at. The cocoanut tree is the only tree that grows spontaneously here, and the fruit, ?with fish, which are abundant, form the food of the natives. These are of a stout and robust appearance, well featured, with long black hair, and of a dark brown complexion, and average from five to six feet in height ; they are of an amicable and pe...
AUSTRALIAN SKETCHE S,—NO. I THE OLD MAN'S STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 5 May 1860
AUSTRALIAN SKETCHE S,-No. I ? ? BY P. 8. W. THE OLD MAN'S STORY. * 1 know not if the story's false, I know not whether it be true j But as he told the tale to me, I tell it now to you.' IT is now some months since busi ness of an urgent nature required my j presence at the little Tillage of B-, distant a few miles from Mudgee ; and, the affair settled, I spent a few days in rambling about ¿the precincts of the Tillage, drinking in the glorious beauties with which the scenery that surrounded the place abounded. Who is there, who has not, at some period of his life, cast off the trammels of everyday occupation, and found, as it were, a new existence in the country ? who has not felt the exhilarating effects of the free bracing air, as he mounted hills or scrambled through gullies happy as a school-boy-or the bird, who, escaping from its wiry prison-wings its flight back to its home in the wild woods? _ - x Yes, there ia a joy in wandering amid the wild-spread beauties of Nature, that ...
THE MURDER OF THE LAMB: A LEGEND OF THE SHEEP-FOLD. II. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 5 May 1860
THE MURDER OF THE LAMB: A LEGEND OF THE SHEEP-FOLD. BY CHARLES HABPUB. n. AT last a murderous intent Did fasten on his will, j And keep bim pondering as he went How he might safely kill The hated little Innocent ! But so as not to shed Its blood, for he of kindles* Cain Had by the Iodge-fiie read, And now the blood of Abel slain Did cry to God from the conscious sod ""Where it lay,in a pool so red. And thus he feared to shed its blood Though fully bent to slay : And wrung by this same murderous mood Was he upon the day Whereon we saw the Flock outrun At the uprising of the sun, And all the lambs in play. , And outward still as the Flock did hie Upon that morning bright, A rushy plat, as he followed .by, Did take the Urchin's evil eye AAA And here, hid from the old man's sight, AB the sheep feed home in the evening gloom, I'll wreak, thought he, my spite ! Tied by the neck in the rushes here And left deserted, surely Fear WU1 kill it in the night! The Morn hath died in its mountain p...
THE DEED OF BLOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 19 May 1860
THE DEED OF BLOOD. With ruthless purpose fixed upon his brow; With lips firm press'd, and savage gleaming eye; One hand upon his trembling victim press'd. The other with a keen and glittering blade; The strong man stood-destruction in his look, Determination, void of pity, in his mien. No hesitation in that iron arm, No touch of mercy in that callous heart. The deadly weapon then was raic'd, One instant in the stilly air was poised; Then lightning-like it fell upon the form That shudd'ring in his grasp inert did lie : One bitter cry of agony uprase, V/J-&V UlVbVi VIj V* -8-; -x And, sad to tell- the fig was killed ! ®. B. M.
HINTS FOR HOMES. SOCIAL SUGGESTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 19 May 1860
HINTS FOB HOMES. SOCIAL SUGGESTIONS. It may not much improve the appear ance of the supper-table if, when it is laid out, you let your children have the run of it. The practice is, however, economical, although the odds may seem against it. Traces being risible that the sweets have all been fingered, you may depend on it your guests will be the less disposed to eat them. When you catch gentlemen flirting with girls you 4 have no patience with* (because you rather fear tbey are cutting ou^ your daughters), do not scruple in the slightest to interrupt their Ute a tetes, and part them, if you can, by say - ing something vicious: such as, 4 Really, Mr. Spooner, Miss Pert must be bored with you ! they say that you've been talking to her neariy all the evening !' A neatly-used . they say' is pretty sure to do her business for her. Few young men will flirt at the risk of being . they say d for it. You can easily avoid the expence of hired musicians by inviting one or two good-natured passe...
NEEDLBWORK. DIRECTIONS FOR NETTED WATCH POCKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 19 May 1860
N EE DLBWOBK, DIRECTIONS FOB NESTED WATCH POCKETS, Materials re required :-1 set of watch pocket wires; 2 bunches of O P Crystal Beads: 18 skeins of bright scarlet wool: 1 mesh, No 10: ditto, No 8 ; and a netting needle. No 14. On a fminda tion of .50 stitches, net with the No 10 mesh 24 rows; then take the large mesh and net 12 rows; cover the wire with scarlet wool in crochet, find sew the netting to the smallest wire, at the row where the larger mesh is commenced. Sew the edge of the short piece to the large wire; draw the bottom up into a bag ; attach a bead tassel, and a bead fringe, and handles, to give the effect in the engraving. Materials supplied for 2s 6d, (mesbes and needle extra) at W. Beading's, 90, Market-street.
WOMAN'S DRESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 19 May 1860
WOMAN'S DRESS. It is a question open to some debate whether mann«rs have affected dress, or dress manners. No one can deny that the one has always reacted on the other! Stiff elaborate dress is connected with stiff and courtty manners; the high flown compliment, the minuet, the re volta. No knight could have borne arms in defence of a Bloomer, nor could the most determined lover drink a toast out of a Balmorae boot. The hair in long ringlets, or wrapped round a classic brow, speaks of poetry, music, painting, and all that is refined. We imagine these vision ary personages thus clothed, walking on" some pleasant terrace, feeding a peacock, whose graceful plumage harmonises with the costume of its fair owner. A woman is decidedly an imitative animal ; and, when you put her in the wide-awake, the short shirt, the jacket, into the poekets of which she is very apt to thrust her hands, you will generally find her sayings curt, her laugh loud, and her talk not a little inclining to slang**...
CHILDREN'S PORTFOLIO. ANECDOTES OF JULIUS CAESAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 19 May 1860
CHILDREN'S PORTFOLIO. ANECDOTES OF JULIUS CJBSAR. CAssius was so anxious and uneasy about the success of the plot, that he was always thinking of it, and probably his conscience felt much alarm at the dreadful action he was planning to com mit ; for Cffisar observed him look so agitated sometimes, that he said to fcis ' friends one day, '* What think you of Cassias ? I do not like his pale look?.' Another day, when people wished to ( persuade 0«ssar that his friend Antony 1 ww plotting treason, he would not be-! lieve it, but answered, 41 am not afraid of fat and sleek men: it is your pale and Ifffri ones who are planning mischief.' .The night before he w£3 murdered, Ciesar supped with his friend Lepidus, who was not in the secret, and would h$ve defended him from danger if he had known it threatened him. There Cfflsar signed a great many letters ; and while he was busy writing, the rest of the company began talking about what sort of death it would be best to die-for a#, everybody ...
CHARADES, &C. I. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 19 May 1860
1 - C H A R A D E S, &c. I. T tV.t .- ..i «.m Wa I am a monosyllable that most men love; Take away my first, leaves what ladies never are; Add this and that together, makes Australasia prove Able extra population from East and West to bear. II. My first is what all men have been, Tet what no mortal eye, I ween, Can look unblenched upon; My Becond on my first depends, For light, and warmth, and when it ends, Each nearer is the tomb. . My whole, the greatest boon to man, "When God himself wrote out the plan. By which we might be blest; A holy, happy period which If well emplojy'd, will make him rich, And end in perfect rtest. ni. |(y flnt with a wcret should never be done; My second if spelt with an H would be son ; My third of a grain is the very refuse, And my whole is the quickest conveyer of News. J. M. K.
FEED MY SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 19 May 1860
FEED MY SHEEP . ^ ?"u 7 $ZH Deign to help them, deign to help them, Thev have fallen by the way. -POETRY OP PROGRESS. Awake from your indolent slumbers, And your breath to a iifc-pulse quicken; Awake! it' ye've hearts in your bosoms, Or souls that with woe may be stricken ! Awake! for God's trumpet is calling The men of the earth to his standard: He goes forth to succour the falling, And seek for the lost ana the wandered! Are ye blind with the smoke of the city 1 Is wealth, then, your one only care 1 Has gold cased your hearts from all pity? Are ye deaf to the voiee of despair ] Oh, the air that around you is beating, The very last wave of your breath, Is dense with the cry and the wailing Of shame that is darker than Death. The sin-nurtured children of sorrow With broken words lisping the thought Are cursing their life in its dawning, So deeply with grief it is fraught; They are swarming the streets and the alleys, Uncared-for, unloved, and untaught. Are ye idle, ye wealthy and li...
QUESTIONS ASKED BY OUR SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 19 May 1860
QUESTIONS A8KSD BY OUR SUBSCRIBERS. uz. A Mend of mine has been puzzling his bgunt with what at first glght appears very easy ofsolatiop. viz.When are the two hands of a watch, or cgo6k opposite each other, exeept at six .'dock? The answer must of coarse bs given to h#faetlaaof a second, as an approximation is easily arrived at. Perhaps some of your reader will be l^ind enough to give an answer, showinor the process by which it is evolved. 11a i :"i F. H., Kiama xio. «ouia any or your classical readers inform me what mending is attached to the Latin words composing the following curious anagram, which it will be observed reads the same taken in any direction ? SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS 11A Xiniaf A 8CHOOLBOT. i";-*ruai cnemicais are required to ebarge Meinig's Patent Galvanic Electro-generator ? »
NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 19 May 1860
N OTICES. Ode much respected townsman, Mr. W. James, of 118, Dowling street, Woolloomooloo, having recovered from the unfortunate accident he met with about three months ago (a compound frac ture of the leg), has again resumed his business, and the Electro-Galvanic Bath, under hi# direc tion, has been the means of extracting the insidi ous metallic poisons which have hitherto baffled the science of tho physicians, and which have been often the means of prematurely destroying the constitution, or incapacitating the victim at the prime of life for future exertion. Mr. James has likewise finished a model of * Revolving Battery, proposed to be erected at the Heads, which has met with the approbation of his Excellency and the Executive. The model is to seen at the Australian Library, and Mr. Glaister intends to take a photographic sketch &lt;o send to the Home Authorities. Several models of brrech loading rifles are likewise to be seen at Mr. James' Establishment; they are manufa...
FACTS FUN AND FANCY [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 19 May 1860
JUN AND FANCY EjfTBBMB P&lt;JliTENESS.-Pickpocket to ^QUe^mait:/ l\sa'v, your hand kerchief is flanging orffc.4^ You'll have your pocket pjekecfc; if don't take care. ? * UNION is not always strength,' as the sailor said when he saw the purser mix ing his rum with water. THE gentleman who stood upon cere mony has lost his footing, and now finds that he has slipped out of a very pleasant circle. IF you wish to collect together all the pretty girls in town, advertise a ' lecture to young men.' A SOLDIER being asked if he met with much hospitality in Ireland replied that he was in the hospital nearly all the time he was there. A DRAM, generally speaking, is a small quantity taken in large quantities by those who have few graius of sobriety and no scruples of conscience. 4 WHAT is that?' asked a teacher of a little girl, pointing to the letter X. . Why, that's papa's name ; I've seen him write it ever so many times.' BEFORE AND AFTER. - A henpecked husband writes: 4 Before marri...
THE HOLY HOMES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal — 19 May 1860
THE HOLY HOMES. So Bosetta finding her materials, for the youngest Miss Traplark had carried off Liddy's box, inclusive of the little desk, she wrote a letter to John Halton, including one to Mr. Walter. The letter was the most innocent and humble letter in the world, a human cry for pity and aid, a human cry to be better taught, a human cry to be saved from eruelty and from the misunderstanding of those who were both vicious and ignorant. The cry was made to those who, in their several ways, were most worthy of it and its innocent intent! (Continued from page 206) itosetta s address was enelosed for the answer and the good girl coming to take her leave, secretly pinned the letter in the bosom of her grown. ' Don't you fret,' she whispered, ' if an answer isn't here soon, I mayn't be able to bring it right directly. But I've left an old gown here, to have an excuse to come. I shall manage it the better as the old luississes want me to stop, and have been trying to frfghten me by say...