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NEWS OF THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
~r~~' NEWS OF THE WEEK. THE FITZROY DOCK.-On Monday last His Excellency the Governor-General performed the ceremony of laying the first stone of the Sill of the FitzRoy Dock at Cockatoo Island. The dimen- sions of the dock are 316 feet in length, 76 feet in breadth, with a clear opening of 60 feêt,between the piers. Over the Sill, the first stone of which'was laid oh Monday, at an average. tide, will be 20 clear feet; so that a Vessel drawing twenty feet will be enabled to float into the dock. From the dock, a tunnel has been constructed, which runs to the well of the engine house, where the water will be pumped up by two engines, each of 20 horse power. From the position of the dock there is every facility to extend its length 200 feet. The excavations may be said to be on the eve of com- pletion ; and the massive blocks of stone intended for the linings of the rock work of the dock are all ready. They present admirable specimens of masonry-the first stone of the Sill weighing 3i t...
THE LATE HOMEBUSH RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
THE LATE HOMEBUSH RACES. Without our authority, and without our knowledge, a paragraph .was inserted at a late hour in our paper of last week which would seem to cast'some imputation on the fairness of the race for the Albert Stakes, which were won by Volunteer. For such an in- sinuation there was no ground whatsoever, the sole dispute having reference to the time at which the start should have beeu made, and concerning' only the stewards of thc race, and not the owners of the horses nor their riflers. STREET ROBBERY-About 8 o'clock on Monday evening a ge - tleman named Gardiner was accosted in George-street, by a female asking the time of night ; to whom, however, not fancying either her manner or appearance, he made no reply. He passed one way, and she another. In about a quarter of an hour Mr. Gardiner missed his watch, and has no doubt whatever that the lady who ad. dressed him is the person who stole ir,-thc guard being a very ' slight silk it could hp easily cut or broken.
SUNDAY SCENE AT THE OAKENVILLE CREEK DIGGINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
SUNDAY SCENE AT THE OAKENVILLE CREEK DIGGINGS. The illustration represents a scene of very frequent occurrence at these diggings. A stray clergyman is performing divine service in the open air to an attentive audience, among which may be per- ceived a sprinkling of native blacks. While the parson is perhaps settling dialectically some knotty point of controversy, two men in tile back ground are settling pugilistically some old -quarrel or disputed claim. For such affairs, indeed, Sunday is set apartas the regular settling day-especially during the absence of the efficient Commissioner, Mr. King. ,'-?.«
ORIGINAL POETRY. "BELIEF IN DEATH IS THE FELL SUPERSTITION." [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
ORIGINAL POETRY. ? "«'BELIEF IN DEATH IS THE FELL SUPERSTITION.", There is high jubilee in vaulted Heaven. 'Each angel has put on his whitest robe, -And deck'd his bright face in its sunniest smile. Hark ! the loud joy has shaken Paradise : 'Welcoming from the realms of mortal woe A virgin innocence, a stainless maiden. 'Oh, wherefore do we most perversely weep, And wear a sable sorrow'as our garb, And peer and grope amongst the dusky graves, 'When we should look to Heaven, our darling's home, -And tune our spirits and exulting tongues In unison with the celestial joy ? - There was no sorrow in her parting smile. It was a radiant reflexion caught From the bright face of Immortality, Who even then was stooping down to kiss her. 0 dear, dear love ! mine own unwedded bride i Now art thou mine; for ever art thou mine, As fair as when I won thy girlish troth. 1 shall not see the iron-handed Time Write his slow characters upon thy face, , And blot its shining beauties one by one. Kind Dea...
WINDSOR. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
WINDSOR. I THE BUTCHERING TRADE.-On Friday week last, the price of mut on in town.suddenly fell from, sixpence per lb. to threepence (a hundred per cent, decline.) , This.was occasioned by one of our townsmen having a flock of sheep, which the butchers refused purchasing at a price commensurate willi their prolits in retailin/; and thereupon the spirited proprietor, took measures for their im- mediate slaughter. and sale, at the moderate race we have named. It may well be imagined that by this act the ire of the butchers in town was raised to uncontrollable bounds , and on Saturday, we were amused-and no doubt the humble clas:es were well pleased -at. the old butchers, in a spirit of opposition, bringing down . their mutton to 2d. per.lb! Quite, a ferment was created in town in consequence,.and nearly every-one, rich, and poor, availed them- selves pf .the clash, in interestof the mutton -trade, by each carry-' ing home one or. more whole sheep. We only- trustthe chance may I ist, t...
REVIEW. COLLIER'S ANCIENT MANUSCRIPT CORRECTIONS TO THE TEXT OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
REVIEW. COLLIER'S ANCIENT MANUSCRIPT CORRECTIONS TO THE TEXT OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS. (Continued from page 89.,) A very happy emendation, and one that carries conviction of its propriety, on the face of it, occurs in a passage from the Taming of the Shrew, where Tranio, is deprecating too close an application to study on the part of Lucentio. It is in the second speech in the Play. " Only, good master, while we do admire This virtue, and this moral discipline, Lets' be no stoics, nor no stocks, I pray ; Or so devote to Aristotle's checks, As Ovid be an outcast quite abjur'd." " Aristotle's checks," says Stevens, " are I suppose the harsh rules of Aristotle];" whilst Malone explains " Aristotle's checks" tobe "suchas tend to check and restrain the indulgence of the pas- sions." Mr. Justice Blackstone suspected a misprint, and hap- pily hit upon the l'ight emendation, but his authority was insuffi- cient to displace the old reading. In the emended folio we read " Lets' be no stoics, no...
SYDNEY HORSE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
SYDNEY HORSE MARKET. The horse market this week has been more brisk than usual ; the number of heavy draught sold being larger than any previous week, and the prices realised higher than any former quotation. The supply of first-class gig, carriage, and saddle horses has been small, but all went off at good prices. The demand is increasing daily, both for Port Philip and home use. A great many dray horses have been sold at from £120 to £160 each, and one for £205; gig and carriage horses at from £40 to £110 each; first class hacks from £30 to £50 eaoh ; ordinary horses from £15 to £25 ; uoor and unbroken stock are scarcelv saleable. S. C. BURT. June 9th, 1854'. Auctioneer.Pitt-street.
SETTLERS' WHOLESALE PRICE CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
SETTLERS' WHOLESALE PRICE CURRENT. Wheat.-From 12s. to 13s. per bushel. Flour.-Vine, £32, Seconds £30 per ton. Maize.-From 10s. io 11s. per bushel. English Barley.-os. to 6s. for best samples, sales dull. Cape Burley.-5s. to 6s. ditto Ray.-Varies from £17 to £27 per ton. Compressed ditto from the Hunter District at lower rates. Butter.-Is realizing- from ls. Od. to 2s. per lb. Cheee.ic.-Gd. to Sd. per lb. Bacon and Ham.-6d. to Od. ditto Engs.-3s. 6d. per dozen Fat Pigs.-Worth about 6d. per lb., supply moderate Calves.-From 30s. to 50s., scarce ti'lfep.-10s. to lös 6d., market full Lambs.-None. Bullocks.-£6 to £7, very scarce Fowls.-3s. 6d, per couple Ducks-6s. 6d. ditto Geese.-12s. to 14s. ditto Turkics- 14s. to 20s. ditto Potatoes.-£13 to £15 per ton, saleable Wool-This week realised from 13d. to 17:|d. per lb., according to sample. Skins-3d. to 6d. per lb., ditto Tallow.-£42 to £67 per ton Hides.-Varies much in prices according to quality, from 4s. 6d. to 10s. Tobacco.-Sd. to 9d.,...
AUSTRALIAN HONEY-EATER. (Melithereptus) [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
AUSTRALIAN HONEY-EATER. CMi-nthreptas J -J In passing through-the flowery scrubs in the nci¡.'hbourhnod"of Sydney, our attention is often attracted by the active and busv movements of!-the MeUphivin or honey-eater, and an. amusing aiu^ interesting illustration of the irresistible farce of instinct has re- cently come under, ow notice, by which birds are sometimos im- pelled, even st the risk of their lives, to fulfil the objects of their peculiar mode ol' life. During the summer months, a reverend gentleman, who has contributed largely to our knowledge of the natural history of this colony, was journeying from Hunter's Hill to Lane Cove, and on approaching a steep declivity, wh'ch it is necessary to descend in order to cross a creek, he was surprised to observe that a pair o!' these little honey-esters wore hoverin«-; round tlie horse on which he rode, and every now and then apparently endeavouring to settle cither upon himself or thc horse. He dis- mounted, as was his custom, to wa...
CATTLE SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
CATTLE SALES. There have been few during' the week, and these scarcely worth quoting. The Sheep Sales are Cheek 1100, averaging 45 lbs., fis. Sullivan; Fletcher, 2000 store wethers, 5s., Pitt Elliott; 1100, 4S lbs., 6s. 9d., Sullivan. 2600 ewes, the property of Mr. Dangar, were sent to the boiling down pot.
THE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
THE 'MARKETS. POULTRY. Fowls, per pair Ducks " " Geese ,, " Turkeys " " Pig-eons " " 4 Oto 5 6 6 0 8 0 10 0 14 0 14 0 20 0 16 2 0 GENERAL MARKETS. Butter. per lb. Glenlee clo. .. Wollongong do. Cheese, colonial Bacon, ditto .. Lard. Eggs. Roasting pigs. 0 8 2 9 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 9 0 8 0 9 3 0 7 0 Rio pump fruit Pumpkins, doz. Peas, pr. bushel Beans, French Onions, pr." cwt. Vegetable mar- row, per doz. 8 0 12 , » 6 0 12 0 12 0 16 O 10 0 12 0 40 0 45 0 4 0 6 0 FRUIT. VEGETABLES. Potatoes, fcwt. Celery per doz. Cabbages, per dozen. Lettuces. Turnips, p. doz. bunches.... Parsnips. Carrots. 14 0 15 0 6 0 7 6 0 14 0 0 2 6 Lemons a doz. Bananas ,, Oranges ,, Water melons Rock melons.. Apples, " Peaches bskt. Quinces doz. Pears per doz. Grapes, pr. lb. Honey " " BUTCHER'S MEAT. FLOUR MARKET. Bartlenian and Bates' Prices. .Fine, £30. Second, "28. Bran, 4s. 6d. Wheat, 11s. to 13s. Od.; a fair supply during the past week. Furlong and Kenedy's Prices. Fine £32. Second, "30. Wheat, 11s. Gd to 13s. ...
MARINE INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
MARINE INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS.-June4.-James Gibson, from Chatham Islands; Spitfire, from Wide Bay ; Amelia, from Auckland ; Juste, from Wellington ; London, (s.), from Melbourne. 5.-IT.M. brig Fan- tome, from Hobart Town. 6.-Emma, from Hobart Town ; Wil- liam Alfred, from Wellington ; Carthage, from New York. 7. Volante, from Moreton Bay. . 8.-Fettercairn, (s.), from Mel- bourne; Phoenician, from London. . 9.-Arnaud, from San Fran- cisco. DEPARTURES.-June 3.-Sir E. Paget, for Calcutta; Bengal Merchant, for Madras ; Shamrock (s.), for Moreton Bay. 4. Maria, for Valparaiso ; Felicidade, for Singapore. 5.-Yarra Yarra, (s.), for Melbourne ; Cyclone, for Hong Kong. 6.-Ka thay, for Hong Kong. 7.-George Metcalfe, for Guam ; Bella Vista, for Moreton Ba5r. 8.-Thomasine, for Guam ; Black Uiver Packet, for Batavia ; Gazelle, for Manila ; Duck, for Singapore; City of Sydney, (s.), for Melbourne ; Syria, for Akyab ; Algcrine, for Auckland. 9.-Templar, for London; Comet, for M.ireJon Bay; Ariel, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
SHIRTS of a Superior Style and Make. BENJAMIN LAZARUS S¿ CO., 97, King-street._ MEASURE DRESS COATS, fine quality, £2 18s. BENJAMIN LAZARUS & CO., 97, King-stret't._ MEASURE SURTOUT COATS, medium quality, £3 3s. BENJAMIN LAZA 11US & CO., 97, King-st._ MEASURE WAISTCOATS, Black Cash- mere, 15s. BENJAMIN LAZARUS & CO., 97, King-street/. _ MEASURE TROWSER3, Cassimeres and Doeskins, "1 Is. BENJAMIN LAZA- RUS &CO., 97, Kingtreet._ MEASURirTROWSERS, Colonial Tweed, lös. Öd. BENJAMIN LAZARUS & CO., 97, King-street. GENERAL HOUSE FURNISHING " BAZAAR, CITY THEATRE, MARKET - STREET, SYDNEY. 7)ETER AND WILLIAM DEAN respect JL 1 ully invite their numerous customers . and the public generally to inspect their Warehouse and Show Rooms, as they are on the whole, the most extensive, and contain the largest and most varied stock of Ge- neral House Furnishing in the colonies. One department is exclusively devoted to DRAWING-ROOM FURNITURE, . In rosewood and wal...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
MRLFJREDERICK HEüGELANT), late Organist, of. St.,... Matthews,.. Pisifictj .Church, : Marylebone,-. London,-. aud&lt;i-no.w*o£!S-t. : Matk^s,.. Alexandria,..will.', be^ happy,, tg*increase ¡ the number of his pupils for the Pianoforte. : Terms may be known ' at 'Alp.ha,Cotti;gí. 4,' "VÁiU¡ liam-street,- or at Messrs. WO OL C Ó TT, AN D j CL(ARK;E.'S; Geqrge-'street. " ' ? BARNES'and | CO.}, Wholesale ¡W-iue,- /Spirit, ].. and ? Provision.. Merchants,/ : 480,-. George street, adjoiningrMessrs;. Laidley, jlreland-and Go. ' Slups suppli.ei.with .Stores.of :èyei.y. description. A quantity: of Li ve; .S tack-always ,on. Jtand... Captains visiting- Port. Jackson.;could . not. do better than favour; Messrs.. BARNES-antL.00. with a.call. _- -'" GOLDEN BOOT, GEORGE-STREET: ABREMMER, the proprietor .of.the,; above " establishment, having made several large additions to his former. Stock, has , determined to sell the. whole at the following reduced rates, viz. : Gents' Wellington boots...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
MESSRS. H. MARSH & CO. trust that tlie extensive arrangements they have »lade with all the principal London Music "Ware- houses, for the receipt of their latest publications and most approved instruments, will ensure a con- tinuance of the favours which they have, for the last four years, so liberally received from the Musical Public of the Australian Colonies. Imported Musical Instruments by H. M. & Co. will be warranted of the best workmanship, and of materials expressly adapted for this climate. Orders from the country promptly attended to. Pianofortes andother Instruments carefully packed for the Interior. Music sent by Post to all parts of the colony. COLONIAL MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS. H. MARSH & CO. feel much pleasure in being in a position to meet the demands of the Australian Public for the most popular composi- tions cf the day, having received from England all the machinery necessary for carrying on a large publishing business. From the great at- tentio...
MISCELLANEA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 10 June 1854
MISCELLANEA. THE POLICE WITH COOK AND THE HOUSEMAID.-In the Marylebone County Court, London, Ann Page, formerly house- maid in the service of Miss Spence, sued for 19s. 6d. as wages owing, and £1 15s. for wages in lieu of warning. " I suppose, my lord," said the plaintiff, "I must tell you why I left. On Christ- mas-eve, a friend called to see me, and as we had a party up-stairs I thought there was no harm in keeping my friend down stairs. "Well, about half-past twelve o'clock at night, Miss Spence ac- tually came down stairs into the kitchen, and found my frjend in the dark-(laughter), and made a great piece of work. (Laughter.) In the morning' the cook and me were discharged without warning^ I was offered the wages due." Miss Spence: Now, tell the judge how many policemen you had in our house to supper? Ann Page : I had only one, the other policeman was the cook's, not mine. (Laughter.) Miss Spence : Were not two policemen supping off our mutton in the middle of the night ? (Laugh...