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WOLLOMBI. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
WOLLOMÜr. Our district news has seldom been more devoid of public interest than during the* current month,: and unless we may except the general rejoiceineuts at Mr. Dunlop's dismissal from the Police Magis- tracy at the commencement of the New Year, our very existence might be described iu the learned language, of our village lexicographer and poet, as ".replete with inanity." v!Lord, Lyttleton somewhere informs us, that "nature,never designed a vacuum;" " and the mind," he continues, " rather than bc unemployed, will embrace any object, however un- worthy its pursuit." And il is probably owing to the truth'of this axiom that.we are induced to de- vote any portion of our consideration to the otijcct just alluded to. Poor Finie ! rumour with her thousand tongues has invidiously connected with his recent departure for Sydney, the object of ob- taining Old Allot's situation, alleged to become vacant by thc resignation of that patriarchal officer of the Suprpme Court ¡ but we feel as l...
Olla Podrida. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
Olla Podrida. A STIIANOE TROPHY.-The 84th régiment has in its possession six hrass French drums, token from the French 34th regiment at Arroya-del Mclino, in Spaiu, in 1811, when under the com- mand of the late Lord Hill. Also tho baton and statt* of the French drum-major. The .drams are still used by the drummers, and ore smaller than the English drums, with tho rims painted tricolor. EFFECTS or THE BAIMIOAD,-As one of the numerous effects ot tho railroad on roadside inns, may be mentioned the following :-The Cock at Eaton Sebon, in consequence of tho bankruptcy of thc owner, was put up to auction during thc last week, and was knocked down' for ' Xl,200. Thc proprietor of . the same premises four years since was offered no less a sum than £7,000 for tlie'ni. This inn in its palmy days waB accustomed to send out between thirty and forty pair of horses'daily. ' PARTICULAR!.Y OULIGI.NO.-" SM preservation.* ¡s the first law of nature- without doubt;'mid Sir' - John Pedder appears sensi...
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of Bell's Life in Sydney. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of Bell's Life in Sydney. Sm,-Some fortnight or three weeks back, I ob- served an announcement ia your colamos of some signal mark o( esteem about to be presented to the champion light weight of the colony, William Sparks, for. hia honorable and courageous ; feat«, both aa a pugilist and as a pedestrian. îïow is it. Sir, that since that announcement no further mention has been made of it J Surely it cannot be Will o' the; Wisp like-to raisa ita light and then to fall unheeded. No! not when the blood of-the Slothed Country"throbs ia tbe'veins of her Australian eons.. Since the earliest days British bravery and honor have been proverbial, and thongh I look with "regret upon the falling off in England of the conduct of. that science-which in its manli- ness .hurls .shame upon the rapier-the stiletto and the knife. Still 1 nm proud to think that Britain's sons can emulate the brave-and honorable conduct of, their, forefathers.; : Why shonld not Aus...
BRISBANE WATER. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
BRISBANE WATER. .'. WE have been requested by some highly respectable parties at thc above township to conlrndict the report of a PRIZE FIOHT .suit) to have taken place between Messrs. Healy anti Slocdale, residents ,of thc locality. Thc position of the parties in society, is such as nt once to falsify the statement ol* the idle wag who "imposed upon us. Il seems.that,some violent dif- ference bf opinion had arisêtvi» the heat of the moment, blows were exchanged, and .upon this "baseless fabric" our corres - pondent- had built his graphic description. Wc nrc nt all times sorry to annoy indi .viduals, and ever ready to make amends when blunders have arisen-iront inadver- tence. . ?? ./.";..'.. ^VT,4
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
PORT PHILLIP. BATTLES OFTIIE Anon.iGrNES.--A pitched battle took place between a tribe of the Melbourne and thc Goulburn blacks. Tho scene .of warfare was in the vicinity of Sydney.Road, about seven miles fruin town; about eighty blacks, on cither side placed themselves at a distance of about ten yards apurt, two ropes placed at that distance, separating them from each oilier;-the more courageous of cither party occasionally advanced within the open space intervening, and wore immediately selected as targets by their o'pxioiicnts; . At a short distance from this scene, some forty or fifty women and children, belonging to tho respective tribes were also engaged iii ri similar occupation. Afr. Robin- son, the Protector, upon being informed of thc circumstance hastened to the spot; and immediately despatched a messenger to town for Dr. Thoma?, who upon his urrival, found between, thirty aud forty wounded, some dangerously, and ono man, belonging to the Melbourne tribe, hopelessly so, h...
MEDICO-CHIRURGICAL REFORM, AS APPLICABLE TO THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
MEJJICO-CHIRURGICAL REFORM, AS ÄPPLtv CABLE TO THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES. [Bl- A RESIDENT. SURGEON.] . I ' (Concluded.)' ;,&lt;?.;-? A country surgeon in Euglrind performs: without ostentation or alarm,'operations which would startle our community with' their magnified importance/ and, if successful, cause thc fortunate experimenta- list to be gazed on as a Phenomenon, Shortly after my arrival in those Colonies (some few years ago), I remember-being present at an amputation of the thigh, rendered necessary, hy a compouud fracture of the huco joint; a daily post- ponement had taken piase-evidently the result of disinclination to undertake.thc hazardous extremity. Atlongth, when Ilectic had succeeded well nigh ia dragging the unfortunate niau to his gravo, the [ surgeon resolved to bo venturous-and with a bold stroke to attain eminence, or sink into pristine-ob I scurity-for of a vority 'twas either "death pr glory" -tho patient was placed npon the table,'and thc cutting and mai...
DEATH OF MR. JOHN JACKSON, THE FATHER OF THE MODERN SCHOOL OF BOXING. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
DEATH OF MR. JOHN JACKSON, TUE FATHER Ol" THE MODEKN SCHOOL OF BOXING. Willi feelings of unfeigned regret, we have this week to announce the death ol Mr. John Jackson, the oldest of the modern pugilists, and one of the brightest orna- ments oftlie class from which he sprung. This melancholy event took place oh Tues- day morning, the 7th October last, at one o'clock. The scene of the peaceful exit ol our old and valued friend from the busy stage, on which he had enacted so pro- minent a part, was his residence, No. 4, Lower Grosvcnor-stieet West, where he had lived respected by all his neighbours for many years. Ile died in his 77th year, deeply lamented by a very extensive circle of friends of all ranks, to whom he had endeared himself by his uncompro- mising integrity, by thc kindness and suavity of his manners, as well as by the exercise of never tiring benevolence. The loss of such a man at such a season is an event of serious import, as with him may be considered to have passed ...
THE CHURCHES IN IRELAND. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
THE CHURCHES IN IRELAND. SIR ROBERT PEET, is again beset with dif- ficulties in Ireland. Some of the heads bf both churches there conspire against him. No degree of friendship, not the smallest, exists between them, they unite not for any one purpose, they stand apart iii a spirit of theological hostility, yet, in fact, they assist each other in assailing him who appears to thom their common enemy. The heads of the Roman Church in Ireland assert that his Education and Charitable Bequests Bills are tainted with irreligion-thc heads of the English Church there accuse him of a tendency, if not a desire, to overthrow the Church. John of Tuarn denounces on one side, Lord John of Armagh complains on the other. The Premier deserves this treatment by his wavering and inconsist- ency; and, sd far as he is concerned, would not receive milch pity. He has riot known how to deal with churchmen-his hand is unsteady-his purpose infirm-his will vacillating. He proclaims and adopts a sensible princi...
To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
. - To Correspqndentia ll. A -»The approaching fight for the Champion' ship of New Holland will, of course, he faithfully anil fully"recorded. CRICKET. - The striker, in turning round to hit a leg ball, stumbles over his stumps ; is he out? - Yes. It is nonsense to talk of a bowler being obliged to have "one foot in advance of the &nbsp; bowling-crease." To the other question, there is no penalty, but it was highly improper to make such an exclamation. TUE HlfiO.-Bendigo beat Uaunt, Appleby House, July al. XHH->, and received'the battle-money. He fought him again 3rd April, 1838, nt Skip- worth Common, Yorkshire, ami was beaten. A SISTER.-The difference between the price of an Ensigncy in thc Foot Guards, and a similar commission for the regiment of the Line, is con- siderable. In thc latter, thc price of n comm te- ston is JUSO ; in the former, £ 1,000 ; but the Ensign in tho Guards ranks as a Lieutenant. The difference iu pay, is only 3d. per day. A.MICUS.-If the summon...
Country News. CAMPBELLTOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
CAMPBELLTOWN. ON Monday a match at cricket was played on Mr. Morris's cricket ground, be- tween eleven players belonging to the town, and eleven from the southern district, in- cluding Appin and Camden, which termi- nated in favour of Campbelltown, having won the match in one innings, with two notches to spare. We have rarely seen better play, and would venture to predict, that with sufficient practice, Campbelltown can play any Club in the Colony, not ex- cepting the far famed Victoria or Australian. The veteran North, exceeded the anticipa- tions of all, having scored 44 ; and were it not from exhaustion, could have done more. After the match was over he was chaired from the ground to Mr. Morris's, where both Clubs dined ; never did the Iron Duke carry his Marshall's baton with more nonchalance than North did his bat, decorated with currency blue ribands ; nor could Dan O'Connell look around him with greater confidence when borne on the shoulders of the finest pisantry in the worl...
No.1. "No.45-4. " Colonial Secretary's Office, " Sydney, 28th January, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
No 45-4. / No.1 / " Colonial Secretary's Office, " Sydney, 28th January, 1846. Sir, I am directed by the Governor to inform you that his Excellency has seriously considered the complaints recently preferred against Mr. Dun- lop, by Mr. Thomas Wiseman and yourself ; the latter on behalf of a public meeting of which you, in your capacity of warden of the district, acted as chairman. His Excellency has also attentively considered the answers which have been given to these complaints by Mr. Dunlop. " The various papers which his Excellency has had before him, are those mentioned in the an- nexed letter. " The first complaint is founded on an alleged abuse of authority on the part of Mr. Dunlop, on an occasion when Mr. Wiseman and Mr. David Dunlop, the son of the police magistrate, were driving cattle through the township of Wollombi, there being amongst the cattle a bull, which it was alleged by the police magistrate, had been stolen from him by his said son. " Mr. Dunlop, on being info...
No.2. To His EXCELLENCY SIR GEORGE GIPPS, GoVERNOR, &c., &c., &c. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 7 February 1846
To His EXCELLENCY SIr GEORGE GIPPS, &nbsp; GOVERNOR, &c., &c, &c. May it please your Excellency,-We the under- signed landed proprietors and other inhabitants of the Wollombi district, respectfully beg leave to bring under your Excellency's notice the growing insecurity of person and property in this district, owing to the utter contempt in which magisterial authority is held by the inhabitants, such want of respect being induced by the total loss of confidence in the judicial acts of David Dunlop, Esq., who has long and grossly abused the magisterial powers with which he has been entrusted. We will not trouble your Excellency with a detailed acconnt of the many injudicious acts, nor the many culpable omissions of duty with which that gentleman is chargeable during his official career in this district; but we beg to say, 'that should your Excellency com- mand those complaints tio be particularised, we will cause a true and minute account of such charg...
Agents for this Journal. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 14 February 1846
Agents for tilla Journal, .MB. THOMAS DOWSE - - - Brisbane'Town " S. H. BATSEV - - - - Maitland " TULLY - - - - - - Nowoastle " HUGH .TAYLOR - - - - Parramatta " JAMES CULLEN - - - Windsor " . JOHN TAIT - - - - - Hartley " GEO. A. LOWE - - - - BatÛnrst' ... " B. 0. HAB ni ¡JON - - r Yuss " M'ALI8TBB - - - . - Broulee " K. WABD - - - - . - Muswellbrook " DOYLE ...... Berrima " FnEDEnicri MITCHELL - Goulburn . " J. FLOBBNOB M'CABTHY - Campbelltown, 1Printed and published by the Proprietor, THOMAS? ' 1VUS^JOHNS0N, bf Bathurst-street, at.thc i 17, Colonnade, Brtdße-struet,
GOULBURN. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 14 February 1846
GOUXBUßN. We have perused with iuterest the report of the meeting assembled to enquire into the utility of railways in Australia, and we cannot doubt but that their existence will be instrumental in aggrandizing our commercial and social importance. We think, too, that if au y portion of the colony requires this method of speedy transit, it is that purt which docs not possess navigable rivers. We, therefore, cannot but deem that Cr. Nicholson's opinions were well grounded when lie spoke of a railway through thc southern counties as a beneficial and remunerating speculation. The vast and populous districts in this direction, on which the Syduey purchaser de- pends for many common necessaries, have uow ito other means of passage to our metropolitan empo- rium than over our dangerous roads, whilst tho time consumed in the travel necessarily increases the price of thc provisions, to the injury of the buyer, without producing a corresponding increase to thc vender. Even the inhabitants o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 14 February 1846
racaai.- íur uiu úcsi turee years old Colonia] bred Coaohing Stallion. 2. -A prize of £'¿, and tho Association's silver medal, for the best three years old Colonial bred Cart Stallion. 3. -A'prize of £2, with the Association's silver medal, for the best three years old Colonial bred Blood Maro. 4. -A prize of £2, with the Association's silver medal, for the host three years old Colonial bred Cart Mare. A prize of £2, with tho Association's silver medal, for the best three yours old Colonial Coaching Mare. 6.-A prize of £'¿, with tho Association's silver medal, for the best Colonial bred two years old Coaching Stallion. -A prize of £2 with the Association's silver medal, for tile best Colonial bred two years old Filly. 8.-A prize of £2, and the Association's silver mctlal,for the best Colouiul bred Blood Stallion. Tho Members who havo not paid their Subscrip- tions arc respectfully solicited to do so, to the Treasurer, at the " Hose Inn," Penrith, on or be foro thc 18th ofTcbruary, (...
GAMBIA GOOSE. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 14 February 1846
I _ ! GAMBIA GOOSE. j A new section lins been formed iu tlie sub genus1 . Anus, by M. de lu Fresuaye, having for its type tho , Gambia goose, or the goose with a double spur. » Baron Cuvier had already observed, that, in the f genus Anas, there were some birds, who, to the beak ; of a duck, joined legs higher than those of a goose, f and who perched aud built their nests upon trees. 5 Having, however, only seen them after being stuffed, I and not having boen able to get information re ; speeling their habits, ho did not separate them \' from the rest. It is known that tho Gambia goose i is much more slender, rises higher from tho ground t than a swan, it goose, or a (luck ; it perches on . trees, is a courageous aud even fierce bird, and, 1 when irritated, it opens its wings and strikes with! , its spurs. AVhcu it swims, tho shortness of its ; sternum in front, joined to the length of its legs, f forces it to plunge tli'i forepart of tho body and tho 1 base of tho neck, deep into th...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 14 February 1846
im,- ' to lill Sims--. ; to the Du; Sims's, L ainount of t ' . ritor, stating ....... hands-Dunn tv. because I «lill not fe- ll Christmas Box, a silk go»., all right"-Mrs. Sims then said, bawdy house keeping wretch, if . gown conld'nt I have bought one, * then replied, If I had let you do nsi liked iu my house I should have ' house-she then walked round thc flung ii jug, tumbler, and glass at deft " husbaud, who wns present asked her t bat she wns too violent to heed him. IV struck Dunn twice before he returned ti>_ she was very drunk. Cross-examined by Mr. Nichols.-I ah) by the name of Long Jack-when I met Du tbe day of this occurrence, he made no comp; .' , . as to his having received a lawyer's letter-he sir, he had been pulled for it-I meun troubled-. swear he did not call her a bl-y bitch-1 heard him refuse to go to Nichols and Williams-I can't say whether his fist was closed or open-they were gibber-gabbing a long time-1 did not ree it nil, being glad to get out-did not thi...
ASSAULT.—SIMS v. DUNN. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 14 February 1846
ASSAULT.-SIMS y. DUNN.' \;:?» -rms case, vrmcü has excited in certain quarters considerable interest, caine off at the new Court House on Saturday last. .. ," Mr. Poster appeared for the defendant; Mr. G. B, Nichols for the plaintiff. , &lt; . , ... It appeared from tho evidence that the parties, had been on terms of intimacy for some years, and that upon a late occasion the plaintiff had dis- counted for defendant a bill of exchange.to the araottut of £50. Upon tho maturity of the hi\l,¿~. presentation had been made, and there not being"*~ sufficient funds for its liquidation the paper vas immediately handed over for recovery to Messrs.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 14 February 1846
Ofau comm^ The tei.. ter, ; and ad\v charged, 2s. 6a with ls. for. ever of space,-The.Qu^ . on the ,31st Marc».; 30th S¿EtembQr,._auk" December. l3arties wishing to cL can only do so by paying end of the current quarte those entering their names as scrib'ers, will only be charged li- the date of. their commencements . NOTICE .-Advertisers must specify upon the back of their orders the miniber of insertions, otherwise they will be continued until coun- termanded.
CAMEL FIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer — 14 February 1846
CAMEL FIGHT. The following curious description of a Cutiiul figtit is taken from " The Maid of Kars." U'ho wrestling was succeeded by n set-to ol camels: These otherwise passive creatures, at certain irritating seasons are upt to be very furious. When male is brought face to face to male, all their , evil passions are awakened, and the moment they nre at liberty they fly at each other with correspond, ing violence. At n given order from the Pasha, a uiagniUceiit camel, his mouth white with foam, lils tongue performing curious convolutions,emitting loud and hoarse cries, was led forth by two men, who were scarcely strong enough to restant hi: impetuosity. Ile was gaily caparisoned with ti ' saddle of crimson, green, and yellow cloth, his head being decked with a bridle, glittering with in lind shells and worsted tassels ; he was, moreover ornamented about the upper arm of the leg will ' armlets, also inlaid with shells. This Tine anima now no longer wore the usuul ouhn and patieu asp...