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  2. Horrors of War.

    At Antietam, the Irish Brigade had fought with desperate valour, and was frightfully decimated. As it passed sullenly from the field was presented a sight that capped the climax of horror. A member ...

    Article : 196 words
  3. A Note for Country Readers.

    There is probably no city in the group worse served with regard to good family hotel accommodation than Sydney, and never was there greater need for reform in the great majority of the hotels of the ...

    Article : 539 words
  4. The Peeler and the Goat.

    The following contribution to the Irish papers is causing a good deal of fun:— Aa some Bansha pealers were out wan night, On duty to pathrolin,' O, ...

    Article : 500 words
  5. A Hero's Homestead.

    There is an announcement in the Sydney papers, which will fix the attention of hundreds of thousands of people on opening pages of the Australian History. It is an announcement which brings the public mind back once again ...

    Article : 2,068 words
  6. Australia Goes for the Best.

    The truest proof of a country's stability is to see it always going for the best. The metropolis of Sydney is a fair indication of the people generally. There is no city in the world which gives a warmer or more ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 676 words
  7. Swift Steamer and Railway Communication.

    It is an undoubted fact that Australia is daily reaping substantial results from the establishment of the swift ocean-going line of steamers; and just as these powerful monarchs of the ocean realms ...

    Article : 1,137 words
  8. Legend of the Laughing Skull.

    The tradition of the laughing skull possesses a sort of horrible drollery altogether unequalled. It is said that a comic actor or minstrel, by name Clepsanus, once flourished in the Emerald Island, ...

    Article : 314 words
  9. A Successful Fire Insurance Company.

    The solidity and development of a country's progress can be read as much in insurance companies' reports as in statistical records. All round the board the reports of the companies of the past year's ...

    Article : 484 words
  10. Drifting.

    A floating log, with seaweed trailing Out from each water pillowed side,— A nameless bark in silence sailing, In silence drifting with the tide. ...

    Article : 267 words
  11. The Great China Hall at Sydney.

    One of the most notable additions of the past few years to the mercantile houses of N. S. Wales, is undoubtedly that of Messrs. John Dynon & Son, the famous English importers of art china, ...

    Article : 566 words
  12. Wool-Scouring Works at Sydney.

    Every effort has been made during the last three years at the Moorbank Wool-acouring Works, Liverpool, to keep the establishment up to the requirements of the great developing wool industry of the colonies, and the works ...

    Article : 499 words
  13. The Father's Hand.

    I'm only an old wife now, sir, and I've time to sit on the strand, A-waiting the boats come in, and the children at play on the sand; ...

    Article : 473 words
  14. City Residences on the Ocean Beach.

    There doubtless have been thousands all over New South Wales and Queensland, on the look out for some time past for an announcement which has just now has been made with regard to Marine ...

    Article : 382 words
  15. Killed by Parsimony.

    M. de Vandille was the most remarkable man in Paris on account of his extreme wealth and avarice He had been a magistrate at Boulogne. He literally adopted the old maxim that the "seeds of ...

    Article : 267 words



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