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also was fastened; every outlet for escape was closed ; will be turned into steam and ashes in half a mi- she screamed for her son, and was answered by him nute.from the other side of the door, that there was no It was an awful moment! the men had not exagdanger, and no cause for alarm. She entreated to be gerated the effect of the furnace, for the intense white told what was the meaning of the screams, which now heat, much greater than that of a glass-house, would became fainter and fainter, as if retiring to a greater have volatilized every particle of the hapless wretches distance—“Soyez tranquille, ma mère," said her son, in an instant. The men held both the bodies in the “ you will know it all presently. I will let you out attitude of throwing them into the furnace, and as directly; there is no danger-none whatever.”

their mistress's terror deprived her of the power of Presently the door was opened, and her son led her speech, they took silence for consent, and were prointo the manufactory; but what was her horror to see ceeding to put their threat in execution, when the son, the officer and his servant lying on the ground oppo who had only intended to frighten the offenders, and site the great furnace, each bound round with ban never contemplated the actual murder, screamed out dages from neck to feet like an Egyptian mummy.

his horror, and threw himself on his knees to intercede At the moment she entered, the door of the fiery fur- for them. The mother had by this time found her nace was thrown open, and cast its glare on the faces tongue, and joined the prayers with those of the son ; of the helpless beings; the servant had fainted from but it was not till after very long and urgent entreaties excess of terror, and the officer's bloodless countenance that they succeeded in arresting the hands of the rufin vain assumed an air of firmness. “Save me, Ma- fians, who were gloating in anticipation of so complete dam, if possible, and I swear to you that this outrage and so safe a vengeance. Indeed, except by the conshall never be betrayed. I and my servant will in fession of one of the parties, detection would have stantly remove, and you shall have no others quartered been absolutely impossible. on you.” The lady stood aghast and unable to utter The officer and his servant were liberated, the latter a word. The men cried out, “Don't believe him, placed in bed delirious, and the officer was in no frame Madam, let us make complaints impossible;" and they of mind to do justice to Madame L-'s cookery. I took up the helpless beings, and brought their feet venture to guess that the fowl went away untasted. near to the mouth of the furnace. Say but the The next day both officer and man were removed word, and in three minutes there won't be a vestige to fresh quarters ; but the serrant's delirium gave

rise of either of them. We can never be detecte-dthere to suspicion ; and although the officer contended that won't be an atom of bone left, and their buttons will the whole was a fable, it is supposed that his fellow be undistinguished in the cinders. Say the word, soldiers believed his story, for the manufactory was Madam — say the word — they will be senseless in shortly afterwards burnt to the ground, and the men three seconds—the furnace is in full glow, and they thrown out of employment for months.

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Far to the East, where once Aurora's smiles Where many a ship has sail'd the foamy brine,
Looked on an archipelago of isles ;

Sits a vast continent upon the Line.
And coral banks upreard their glittering forms, Back from her strand the troubled ocean rolls
Like spots of azure in a sky of storms;

And points with eager finger to the Poles !

T, K. HERVEY. HIS title havewegiven of which they are the “ brief chronicles,” become of the

to sundry speculations past, before we are fully conscious that they are present ; that have been suggested by a file of recent Sydney papers, and so will it be until both shall have an end, for when which have just (as they say in Change Alley) come to there will be no future, the past will need no historian. hand. If the refinements, elegancies, and growing tastes Put away thy musty tomes, oh, philosopher! and of a people are evidence of civilization, ample proofs are abandon thy hermitage ;-if thou wouldst study man afforded of it by these broad sheets; and, if it be equally in all the wondrous intricacies of his nature-if thou true, that the progress of society may be traced by its wouldst read the chart of life aright-go to the newsdarker attributes—the deep shadings of vice and de- paper,—there is in its varied columns matter enough pravity-as the correctest outlines of the human counte- for the profoundest of thy speculations,-food sufficient nance are traced by the shadow of its profile-we have for thy hungriest cravings into the origin of good and by the same medium "confirmation strong.'

evil. A

newspaper is at all times an epitome of life. The Lively, however, are the suggestions afforded by a joys, sorrows, pangs, and pleasantries of human nature

file of papers from a rising colony, combining, as the are there crowded in one picture. The same Gazette worthy folks who manufacture the Penny Magazine records the prosperity of one, and the bankruptcy profess to do, " amusement with edification." There of another; the “ups' of the favourite of For- is a jumble of the very stalest with the “very latest " tune, and the "downs” of her rejected. True is the news, which has a striking and yet perplexing effect. reflection which it casts of human life and human des- - But then, the wants, vanities, and allurements of tiny. There is scarcely a line between “births” and

life, as they are so happily displayed in the columns " deaths :” and “marriages" seem only a connecting of the advertisements,

suggest but little if any differlink between the two. The same page that records ence to the broad sheets of our own native journals

. the struggles of an empire, details the catastrophe of There is unfortunately the same prolific crop of a convicted thief. True to life, a newspaper, like the “accidents and offences,” and “coroners' inquests, day of its publication, slips through our fingers, and which invariably meet our eyes in the newspapers at becomes, in the picturesque words of dear old Jeremy home, -conveying

the wholesome truth that crime and Taylor, of “the portion of weeds and worn out faces," sorrow, whether they travel at home or abroad, genewithout one event clinging to our memory, or escaping rally go hand-in-hand, or if not, that they tread very from all absorbing oblivion. Newspapers, like the days closely on each other's footsteps," police reports

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are by no means supplied with a thrifty hand, and each !” What greater proof, we should like to know, “ law cases” are just as dry and uninteresting as if would you require of the “ march of civilization," than they came direct from Westminster Hall. Thus

that people living from fifteen to seventeen thousand we may go on quietly skimming over the columns miles apart from us, can give one pound five for their under the delusion that we are reading our accustomed dinner? This beats the Crown and Anchor; and the morning paper, until the delusion is dispelled by some Freemasons' Tavern must look to it! But what proof, out-of-the-way expression of, or relating to, “iron gang exclaims some dyspeptic reader, is the price which a chains," or

" ticket of leave men,” and are trans- gourmand pays for his dinner, of the advancement of ported to Botany Bay at the rate of fifteen thousand

the mind ?" The proper estimation of a good dinner, we miles a second.

hold to be a good proof of high civilization. But if Thus too, under the head of " Latest News,” we are you must have purely intellectual enjoyments, here is taken in with an extraordinary event which had happened for you :—“A vocal and instrumental concert, under some ten or twelve months previously. For instance, the patronage of Lady Gipps, who has signified her in the papers before us are the novel and interesting intention of being present. Yes, Lady Gipps is to facts respecting the ceremony of the christening of the be there ;--and there's not the slightest occasion for Prince of Wales, given as if they had only occurred your elevating your eye-brows in that incredulous the day before yesterday. This is a new method of manner !--and she is a bond fide lady, an importation embalment! the news to us of the baptism of the of aristocracy from the mother country (the only imyoung heir to the throne is just as much a matter of ports, by the way, they have not a glut of just at prehistory as that of Edward the Black Prince's.

sent); and will most likely give herself

, as all ladyThere is another provoking characteristic of a colo- patronesses do, as many airs, as the singers give the nial newspaper. Madeira is said to be improved by audience. Only listen to the “programme,”-nothing a voyage to the East Indies, and by the same rule, we but Italian music goes down with the currencypresume, wit is also the better for being sent on its lasses. English, we have no doubt, is voted there as travels! Some joke, perhaps, which our lively friend low as we hear it is in Park Lane, or Belgrave Square. Punch has given birth to, and which the “ Thunderer" “ Overture-La guzza Ladin," which in Sydney passes of Printing House Square really thinks good enough for “ choice Italian,

.” and stands godfather for “ La for his columns, astonishes the town some morning,

gazza Ladra.

“ Cavatina— Vivi tu,' Miss Wallace.” pierces the dull heart of the city, and sheds its momen- Rubini will find nothing to astonish the natives with, tary ray of life on the care-worn faces on 'Change, or should he ever pay a visit to New South Wales ; and even circulates briskly through the equally dense at- even Costa is a familiar name with them! mosphere of Westminster Hall. The same afternoon Nor do the fashionables of Sydney content themit shines like a constellation in the misty dulness of selves with one of the Fine Arts—the votaries of Terpthe evening papers; then illumines the awful dark- sichore are equally aspiring. Thus, on Thursday the ness of a twice-or-thrice a week paper, -and after 24th of May, “ being the anniversary of our most undergoing that ordeal, without actual evapora- Gracious Queen Victoria,” (we are glad to think, with tion, it shines forth again in all the lustre that the the Pacific rolling between us, and our Sydney brother Sunday papers can bestow. Then it takes its course subjects, that the Queen's birthday is not forgotten,) “free gratis for nothing" through the provinces, a "fancy dress ball” was to be given “in commemoraand not a country paper but what finds a nook for our tion of the auspicious event." Å “ professional gentleold acquaintance. When at last it has run its race, man” (we wonder which profession, law, physic, or -when all the papers, metropolitan and provincial, divinity?) was to attend as a master of the ceremonies, have successively pressed it into their service, and the -the whole to be under the superintendance of Mr. worn and threadbare joke is quietly.“ laid,” never, as we Sippe." All honour to Mr. Sippe! "Single tickets, fondly imagine, to visit us again,-lo and behold! from

one guinea each ;”—but mark the gallantry of the the columns of some colonial paper, some eight or ten economical arrangement that follows ;—“ double months after, we behold its venerable but intrusive face, tickets to admit a lady and gentleman, one pound smirking like its namesake Old Joe-as he was wont to eleven shillings and sixpence”! What a delicate salute his Christmas audiences already grinning in an- compliment to the sex-taking them in at half price ! ticipation-with “here I am, you see !” Bewildered

What an encouragement to the married gentry to show at the apparition of our ancient enemy, which, in the a little of their former gallantry to their wives ! And weakness of our judgment, we thought, like the Cock what a severe rub to the old bachelors, making them Lane ghost, was laid for ever, we groan with the per- pay just five shillings and threepence more in proporsecuted Frenchman

tion for their privilege of single blessedness,-twentyBegar, here's Monsieur Tonson come again !"

five per cent. according to Cocker!

As an adjunct to this advertisement, we find another, There are few things that give us a better idea of the

which runs thus :wants, tastes, and pursuits of a people, than those humble but faithful reflections, the advertisements in Cock's Hats !!!" (The triple notes of admiration are faiththeir domestic journals. We are supplied with a fund

fully transcribed.) "A few superior London-made cock'd hats of thought and pregnant fancy, by some of those be

may be had at J. G. Maelzer's, George Street." At random, we will take a glance. The first We trust for the sake of the enterprising importer, that meets our eye are some cabalistic signs of ma- that the beavers, being well cock’d, did not fail to go sonry : “ Brothers H. Watts and A. Copen" inform off! all the world, and the masonic part in particular, “that Conviviality is also on the rise, another proof of the lodges of 548 and 260 dine together," on a day the stride of civilization! “ The independent order of there mentioned,—" tickets five and twenty shillings Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the lodge, on

fore us.

business of importance.” What business of import

JAPAN BLACKING, ance can Odd Fellows have, we wonder ? Nothing less from the renowned establishment in London, of stupendous, than brother Joltman smutting brother

DAY AND Martin!Higginbottom's face with a burnt cork, or brother Doleful putting a little pepper in his neighbour's rappee.

Surely, surely, ye caterers of Sydney taste, we could

have done without this proof of the polished state of Be this as it may, if we ever go (or what is more likely,

the Sydney understanding! if we are ever sent) to Botany Bay, we shall give the

We can only read the titles of the following-but lodge of Odd Fellows a look in, and claim admittance

which, as titles ought to do, suggest each in itself a as an honorary member! But what have we next?—something really too good Canvas for Oil Painting,”

volume. “Steam Engines for Sale," — “Prepared

Canvas for Oil Painting,”—“ Sydney and Asiatic to abridge, we must give it therefore entire :

Union Club,”—“New Theatre, eligible Investment," “Pro Bono PUBLICO.-J. Stiffens, undertaker, having adapted “Maitland Races,”—“French Wines imported from a most handsome chariot into a comfortable mourning coach, Bordeaux,"_“Public Notice, Regatta !”—“Carriage hopes that those persons who in the order of Divine Providence should require the same, will be pleased to favour him with their

Horses for Sale,"-"Splendid London-built Carriages, orders. Long live the Queen !-N. B. Two apprentices wanted.” .“ Printed Forms of Bills of Costs,”-“Statue in

Honour of Sir Richard Bourke,”—“Bank of AustraThis is a bonne bouche, too good to swallow at one lia,” -“ Australian Floral and Horticultural Associataste,- we must nibble at it a little. What a lesson tion,”-“ St. John's Total Abstinence Association.” does the Australian advertiser read us on the vanity of Putting aside the “Printed Forms of Bills of Costs,human affairs, when he converts “a most handsome although we are inclined to think they are a significant chariot” into a “comfortable mourning coach ;” and proof of the luxury of the land, we ask, what can be invites our universal attention to the fact, with the

more gratifying than these abundant testimonials of commencing“ Pro bono publico"! Ought not the the utile with the dulce, where taste seems the napublic to feel particularly grateful for this delicate pro tural consequence of wealth, and elegance the unfailing vision for its possible needs and requirements? And reward of industry? We lay stress on these artificial then, too, what an ingenious hope is that on behalf of refinements of life, not that they are important in those persons who, in the order of Divine Provi- themselves, but that they suggest reflections that are dence should require the same, will be pleased to send of the last importance to the philosopher and philantheir orders.” Happy privilege, " to shuffle off this thropist. We have been too long accustomed to conmortal coil," in the capital of New South Wales, with sider New South Wales, either as a banishment for the aid of a Stiffens to carry your last wishes into incorrigible ruffians, or the home of a race of rude barexecution; where every defunct, having neglected to barians. Have we not, however, before us indubitable give his funeral directions in his last will and testa- evidence, that there is the same relish and demand for ment, may order his own burial, select his own all the elegancies and refinements of society, as the feathers, pall, and prancing long-tailed steeds to carry most civilized cities in Europe can crave for? Here him to his “last home;" and pick out the longest are club-houses, theatres, concert and ball-rooms, revisaged mutes, and give his own personal directions gattas, horse-races, cricket-matches, and splendid equifor preserving their sobriety:

pages for the rich and idle; Bible-meetings, total And who is there, that does not admire the loyal abstinence societies, and charity sermons " for those conclusion, Long LIVE the Queen?—a wish that who like them ;” statues and pictures for the man of must be considered exceedingly disinterested, when ex taste-or, a much more numerous class, those who pressed by an undertaker, who possibly sees no objec- think themselves such ; "patent leather” for the dantion to her Majesty living, while her subjects die as dies; “French stays for the ladies ; banks for the usual--for the good of trade. But " finis coronat merchant, landed investment for the capitalist ; all, in opus;" and what a delicious finis it is too, the nota fact, that people can't do without ; besides—what bene at the end :-" N.B. Two apprentices wanted.” forms a much greater and more expensive catalogueThis is in the same fine spirit of practical philosophy every thing which they can do without. as the body of the advertisement, and is intended, Not only have the Fine Arts taken root in Australia, doubtless, to illustrate the necessity of attending to but Literature is beginning to lift its beautiful head our worldly wants, even in the most afflicting of our from the native soil. At present, that delicate plant spiritual trials.

must be considered more an exotic than an indigenous Here is another staggering proof of the march of production ; and, therefore, we may overlook a little civilization.

forcing in the form of puffs--some of which, however, “SPLENDID Oil Paintings.--Ex Mary Ann, on sale by would not do discredit to the green-house of New Burprivate contract, by the undersigned, a few splendid oil paintings, lington Street, or to even that great horticulturist of by Stanfield, Turner, Corbould, Owen, Cooper, and Landseer. the Parnassian Groves, Colburn himself. If we were to A. Polack."

quote some of an auctioneer's flaming announcements, Bravo! citizens, denizens of New South Wales; this we should be giving another proof of the affluence and shipmen speaks well of your judgment and discrimina- poetical variety of our mother tongue; but by doing so, tion. And bravo ! too, Stanfield, Turner, Corbould, we feel satisfied that we should be depriving, for ever Owen, Cooper, and Landseer! your fame has spread afterwards, our readers of one of their greatest enjoyto the antipodes; other canvas than that which swells ments—the perusal of George Robins's advertisements; with the breeze has been wafted over the Pacific-the -in a word, the Sydney ones out-robins's Robins ! canvas of glorious art, instinct with the life of the Enough, however, of this trifling, and let us turn to imagination ! But, gently; what have we in the very more serious demonstrations in these journals, opening next column ?-as if to bring us to our soberer senses as they do a new world for thought and meditation. “A large quantity of

In the “ Australian" of the 22nd of May, is "the

Annual Report of the Sydney College ;” another gra- month. Those who are partial "to the good old tifying illustration of the increasing prosperity and in times," and seeing ancient customs kept up, will be detellectual advancement of the colony. “It requires, lighted to hear that party-spirit does not sink to Zero (the committee say, and we echo after them,) but on the other side of the globe. There is such a characlittle exertion of the imagination to view the Sydney teristic account of one of the late elections, (the MaitCollege at no distant date pouring forth from its por land,) in which matters were carried on with so much tals, our future judges, legislators, and rulers; our ardour, that the military were called out—the Riot Act heroes (if we should ever be so unfortunate as to require read—and as many heads broken, and bludgeons shattheir aid), our bards, historians, and our future men tered, as if the scene had occurred within a hundred of science, of literature, and piety.” And truly, this miles of St. Stephen's Chapel, that we must give a short date does not appear to us to be very far removed account of it. " But previous to doing so, we shall sefrom the present period, judging from the course of in lect from the speeches that of one of the candidates,struction pursued, and the importance and facilities be we need scarcely say the successful one-for there is a stowed on those studies, which elevate the mind, and fit genuine John Bull flavour about it, that tells you at it for its noblest employments. With this evident proof once the speaker was as he professes to be-a man of of the work of intellectual cultivation going on spon few words; and, if he had never “made" a speech taneously in our dependencies, we are not without some

before, this is the very kind of thing we should have ground for apprehension, that they “who order those

expected from him :things” in the mother country, will find out that they must not insult the growing intelligence of a rising “Mr. Condell then addressed the electors as follows: Gentlemen, colony, by sending out imbecile or tyrannic governors

you all know I am no orator; but as I have not come here of my

own choice, but in compliance with the wishes of a large body to preside over their destinies; or dunder-headed

of my fellow citizens, you must take me as I am, and give me judges and attorney-generals, whose only fitness for the credit for an earnest desire to do you all the service I can. I exercise of their profession abroad appears to be the yield to no man in this; and therefore, although I may not be an absolute impossibility of their getting bread and cheese able speaker, you will always find me an honest and independent by it at home! We do not aim by these remarks at

voter whenever the interests of this province are at stake.

Gentlemen, I cannot pretend to have got a pass key to the the functionaries of Sydney, but, generally, at the de

governor's closet, or a ticket of admission for his back door; I scription of men who have usually found favour in the

have never liked back doors all my life—the front door for me, eyes of the Colonial Office. Government, in respect or none at all. Gentlemen, I am for separation, speedy and to its foreign appointments, seems to act pretty well

entire separation, from New South Wales, and a government of in the same spirit as private families, which, if they poverty stricken corporation, and tell me if we can do without

our own in Melbourne. Look at the streets of Melbourne and our happen to be cursed with particularly idle or good-for

separation any longer. Gentlemen, I am for the general educanothing sons or dependents, generally send them on

tion of the people, and then we shall be able to live peaceably their travels ;-a sea voyage, and a change of climate, and quietly, and have neither club law nor mob law: we have working as great a change in the moral and intellectual had too much of both already. Gentlemen, I am for immigration attributes, as it has the credit of doing in the physical people find funds and immigrants for themselves.

into Port Phillip with Port Phillip money. Let the Sydney

Gentlemen, constitution. Let, however, the colonial officials read

they tell you I am a brewer. It is quite true, and I think we the above extract, and we will venture to affirm, that have brewed them the bitterest beer they have ever drunk in they will come to the conclusion, that, unless they ex their lives. It is all bitter, but no hopes.* Gentlemen, I thank port better articles, the home-made manufacture will you for the honour your have done me, and trust to your support very shortly beat them out of the field.

on Saturday.There is another important feature in the rising for We will now borrow the following account of the electunes of this colony- it has, like Canada, a “ Legisla. tion, from which it will be seen that the constituencies tive Council,” a House of Representatives, or “Collective in New South Wales understand to perfection the art Wisdom.” Whether we may congratulate our brother getting up a row.” Australian subjects in having a House of Commons, it is unnecessary here to determine ; our business is “ BOROUGH OF MELBOURNE.—The election for the borough of merely to show that they debate, and make speeches

Melbourne took place on Saturday, June 17th. The polling com

menced at nine o'clock precisely in all the four wards. During in the most orthodox manner and; have of course a

the day the greatest excitement prevailed throughout the town, government party, which, like parties in a more experi each party endeavouring by the most energetic measures to enced, but we will not say better regulated assembly, carry off the election in favour of their particular candidate. not to be named without the risk of Newgate, acts in

Late in the day, when it became apparent that Mr. Curr was so the most direct spirit of contradiction. Whatever one

far behind as to render all probability of success hopeless,

several of the voters on both sides were intimidated and threatside of the house proposes, as the “wisest, virtuousest,

ened before polling, and openly insulted afterwards. It was undiscreetest, best, is sure to be denounced by the derstood that the final state of the poll would be declared in the other side, as the stupidest, absurdest, foolishest, open space in front of the Mechanics’ Institute, to which place worst. Can any thing, we ask, be more like things at a large assemblage of people repaired, and attempted to enter the home? Bills are turned into acts of parliament with

building, but this was prevented. A sharp conflict, however,

took place between the populace and a party of special constables, as much facility, and a little more expedition, as in a but nothing serious occurred. Soon after the police magistrate certain other law-making establishment; and if long arrived on the spot, and subsequently Mr. Dana and a party speechifying be a mark of extreme civilization, the of mounted police; and the police magistrate then read the Riot Sydney legislature can boast of it.

Act, when the policemen unsheathed their swords, and though As a natural consequence of having a parliament,

several attempts where made by the crowd to unhorse some of

the police, the latter did not use their swords with any degree of the worthy electors are periodically reminded of their

violence. After a short interval the fighting in front of the franchise by the bustling incidents of a general election. The papers of July last are full of the details of

* We suspect a pun on hops was insinuated here; but the a contest that took place in the early part of that attempt was of too audacious a character to be boldly made.

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