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Proportions of a Perfect Figure. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
Proportions of a Perfect Figure. ---++- The height of a person with a " perfect figure" eheuld be exactly equal to the (did tance between thie tips of the middle lingers of either hand, when the arms are fully ex tended. Ten times the length of the hand, or seven and a half tim s the length or the fact, or five times the diameter of the chest, from one armpit to the other, should also give the height of the wh.le body. The distance from the junction of the thighs to the ercund shoula be exactly the same as fr?m that poins to the crown of the head. Thie knes rhould be exactly midway between the first-named point and the grounl at the heel. Th. distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger ehould be the same as from the elbow to the middle line of the brenEt. From the top of the head to the level of the chin should be the same ss from the level of the chin to that of the armpits, and from the heel to the toe.
Exercise for the Lungs. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
Exercse for the Lungs. The following Exercise in the fresh air is one of the best lnown : hold head up, shoulders back and chest out; inflate the longe slowly through the nose until theyare brimiul; hold until you have counted ten, without opening your lips; exhale quickly till your lungs are as nearly empty of the bed air as it is possible to get them., hi-peat came exercise, trying to held the lungs full while counting twenty. Try it again, and see if you can ho:d your breath half a minute. Finieh with three or four deep, longdrawn inepirations. One of the best times for takcing this exer eise is when you are coing to and from your work or studies. Hold your breath while walking tenactps, then twenty, &a. The ad vantage of being in the open air and uen shine is that the air is fresher than is genc rally found indoors. Try this three times a day, either before or after meals. Ii tr.hsn after, it will be found to grcatly help digestion. If this clercise should ite uoplea?ont...
Praise of Books. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
drbiCse of luoks. - Next to a 4,nd's discourse, no morsel is more delicious than a ripe book, whose flavor is as ?ireshing at the thousandth testing as at tit first. One cannot ~elebrate books suoliciently. After saying lia best, still something re mains to be spihen in their praise. As with friends, one firls new beautiee at every in teeview, and otuld stay long in the presence of those chtdce companions.- Thomas Carlyle. 1 A good bob: is the precious life blood of a master glirit, inhalm'd and treaour'd up on purpooe,to a Life beyond Life.-John Milton. A good btok may be a Benefactor representing tGod Ilimaell. - eonjamin Wtichcote. I would pretr to have one comfortable room well stocked with books to all you can give me is the way of decoration which the hig:cst art can Eupply-John Bright. An investmeat in knowledge alweys pays the best interes.-Franklin.
His Idea of Business. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
His Idea of tlsaineas. A shlort time alter' the Bishop of Wor. nester had been appointed to that see, he had occasion to travel through Danbury by rail. Being desirous to test and at the same time encourage the far-famed industry of the town which forms part of his dieoose,and as the train made only a short halt at the station, he beckoned to a IBanbury boy and itr qired the price ot the celebrated cakes. " Threepence each, Eir," said the boy. Handing him ixpenece, the bishop desired him to bring him one to th? carriage, adding, "And with the other threepence you may buy one for yourself." Young Newspaperes hortly returned, com. placently munching his Banbury, and, ending threepence in eaopper to the bishop, announced t "There wts only one left, a~i '" Tna policy of rielt doing cannot be doubted. Every intelliiget man and woman most see that in nearly every instance it pays richly and fully for whatever labor ant self.-sarifice it may involve; and, in the rte cases there may be wher...
Cure for Refractory Experiments. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
Ctre for :Icfrilctory Sorre time ago a young lecturer on ecienco concluded his haranguu in the following w.And now, ladic anld gentlemen, I will show you a very curious exaperimen. I carefully lzhauet the air in the r1;ht.haed chamfler of this vessel, and then you Will 3re these two nsupended weig',ts exactly counter balance each outher, although the cns in twice as heavy as the other, thus reve?sing the ordinary laws of eravitatiOn." But Eom'thing went wrar., and whila the small weight leHw upwards, the big one came down with a eralsh, and an audible titter went round the hell as the assemblage diepersed. The young lecturer turned de spairingly to a white-haired eag e who had been seated close to the table. "Prolesor, you know the theory is true, for you taught it mo', and you have success fully seen me perform that experiment in your own laboratory. Then how do you account for this misihepf" '.'y dear boy," replied the ecien!ifi star, " when you have had my experience you will kno...
PART II. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
PART II. I found my chief one morning, about a week after these events, pouring over " letter. "Just in time," he said, as I entered. "You remember Dr. Dalziel, of the II Division of Police ?" "' Of course I do," I returned. "Well, he writes to say that he is con. No. 3.-" This is oruel work," I erieZ, in. voluntarily stooping over her. cerned in a most mysterious case-not 1qite profeasionslly; that he has beer confined to his house almost entirely for three nlonths; that he knows he is watched, hut dare not call in the regular police, for fear of endangcring the safety of some person unknown to himself. He aisks me to seud you, if possible, to bib aid, but not in your usual form. lie is so ill that a visit from another doctor would not be suspected; so you had better dress as oearly like a professional s:twbones a, poisille, and Ill have tlhe regolation broughamn here for you in two hours from now." All this was arranged, and just before one o'clock I drove up in front of Dr. Dalzi...
A Merry Way of Doing It. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
A 7erry fay cOf Doing It. 00o day when Mery, the French nnvelist' was viriting the lato Jules Sandeau, an recan-.rint?r s:cpped in front of the scadeu:ician's Lhute and began to plry, Sandeau, with a ret:cre of itritation, ro?t from his seat, toon: a hall-freone piee ke rom his pocket, and Gung it to the tormentor. calling out r.s he did so, " llold your noire. and no away f' " Whst I"ssi.l MIiry, " you F-courago that deteotable kind at thing? That man will return every day; and not only co-hell pac? the word to all hi comraden." " What am Ito do '" reked S vr.tran. " The street I live in," replied 2ldyv. " i: one of those meot infe trd by orgsn-ro:ndrrs 1 had only jtut onoved into my pottrlmet. andi opend my window for the iiust itne lwhen one of them took up his station on tih. pavement otpoitoe. Ito Fr-und cit ti.i * Miserere,' from ' ITrcvatore.' I mnrniftter a lively atrilfaction. After the ' Mieerere, he obliged me with a vales. I took a chair and seared myself in the balcony....
TO-MORROW'S MATCHES. NORTH-EASTERN PREMIERSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
tl-'(ORRO'.VS 1' T: ilE S SSet·maour i.t Avenel lallarook at Kilmore .ongwo)yd a l)e i?roadf[rd at Benal;a-lt:a''orl t. : V. hyte Hua, Ken::, t, u. I. ?r, D Lsan. ltidlt'up (.:, ). M. .i ?u... i BHrd, Davis, Synork, lone, .), I r .r., H-lorfall, liohmuth, Eaton, .ai.ia, .1. PFel rgill, Holwell. Clemess. Ialmer and Evans. The team is renueo..id to meet mt tale Railway Staton at 8 a m shart,, a:r that tickets may be procured at ex--lrs[i.o: fare,. Any of the above who are mo abhl to att, nd are urged to inform the re cretary as sown as possible.
Bulbs in Winter. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
Bulbs in Winter. But few amateur florists neglect to plant a collection of bulbs in autumn for winter flowering. Some of them succeed in getting them to flower well, but many fail partially, and some wholly. " I don't see how you manage to get each fine blossoms," said a lady to me la-t winter, as she looked over my tulips and hyacinths when they were in full bloom. " 1 rot the best bulbs I could find, potted them in rich soil. watered them well, and haven't lad a good flower from over two dozen of them. There must be a knack habout it. I can't understand why I failed and you don't un. less there is a knack somewhere." I asked her how she treated her plants. "I put them in pots, placed thLem in the window, and tried to m:al:e them grow," was h'r rely7, 'But they wouldn't grow ns f expected them to. Some of them put ,p a few weak little leaves, and that was about all they amounted to." "You potted them And placed them imma. diatacv in the window ?" I asked. " Ye, of course," was hor ...
Interesting Items. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
-:o: No reli;ble data exists as to strength. durabi'ily atrl tristing qluttities of the various species of eteal5pri found i't this clouv, and as a natural result of the abseete of in'oimation on these pointst several have been condemned as utterly us:less for any pu?pose ohattev'o. Shtb?nqOent i"lnvstiga. tion, hboever, hro clearly proved some of these wuoois to be s?itatl. fir vori-ous hinds of worok. It was left to M3r Isonttt. Seeretoay for -Minee, oho hls devoted speiaul attention to the study ofteucanly!ti.l oan whoeetTt.as in that d;,ection have been untrudrndingly recotunised Lv Iail un votn MAlhr, to rescuo the so co-lied ye'ow euealvpt. s ;o'm the damaging reputation it had grined throuth lack of expelt know'edge on the lpo; of bush men. This Itree is now re:'oonite d as ion of the most durable wonds in e:istener, whether it he used either ab?oe or htltow water. For some time past IMr Iiowitt has ,leon cat.ying on a series -of expriments in the d:reetion of testing the hbr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
Auctions. BROADFORD MONTHLY STOCK SALE T ucsday, 21st June, 1892 (At One O'Clock.) M ESSRS ABEOTT & WILSON will yard on the above date,a large supply of Stock. consisting of Fat and Store Bullocks 2 and 3-year.old Steers and Hci'-rs And A large number of good cows cose on carving Abbott & Wilson, 415 BOURKE STREET, Osborn & Hudson's Sales. OS3ORN & HUDSON,.. Aictroneers and Estate Agents KIILMORB. 1OLD STOCK SALES AS FOLLOW IBROADFORD,-At P. Bidstrnp's yards. First Thursday in each month, Next sale, Jane 2 PYALONG.-At Cooke's Yards. Second Thursday in each month. Next sale, June 0. KIL3IORE YARDS-Every alternate Sa. tuanlay Next sale, Jone 4. Entries Invited. Land and clearing sales promptly conducted. OsBORn & HUDSON, Sheep and Cattle Salesmen, Kilmore. 3IHE MURRAY RIVER STOCK, STA TION AND COMMISSION AGENCY COMPANY, LIMITED. With which is incorporated "Brown and Senard" and "Chanter and McKenzie." Capital £So,ooo, in 50o,oo shares of £1 each...
Death of Miss Lousia Payne. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
Death of?iss Lousla Payne. IT is with deep regret we record the death of Miss Lousia Payne which took place at Garoke, on Thursday morning, after a very brief illness. The young lady who was 20 years of age, had but been living for some time with her grand mother, Mrs. Berg, of the local Commercial Hotel; and recently having arranged to reside in the premises known as the Mill Hotel she left Broadford about a week ago, apparnetly in the best health, to pay a short visit to her friends at the above mentioned locality. On Tuesday intelligence was received by Berg, stating that the deceased was seriously ill, and that she was not expec ted to recover. In great distress, Mrs. Berg waited for another communication. but finding the supense intolerable she set off on Wednesday for Garoke.Whilst on her way, a wire was received by Mfrs. Slattety, stating that Miss Payne. de. spite the efforts of three d ctors in attendance upon her, had just passed away. The c,;use of death was stated to be ...
Fancy. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
Fairy epirits of the hrceze Frailer nothbir is than tiCerF. Fancies, born we know not where In the heart or in the air; Wandering ci:hces~ hoen nrrionoiht Far from crystal peaks of thought; Shadow?, feiir.g r.t the dawn, Ghosts of feeling dead and conse Alas I Are a:l fair things tha~t ivI Still lovely and still Ifui:ive. Is the eighth cen:ury there were many reap mannfacturerP in Italy and Spain and 500 yearn later the Pmyaicians earried the husineaa into France, and e?tab!ished the first factories in narseilles.
Rondeau. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
Across theo fields like awnllows fly Sweet thoughts and sad of days gone by, From life's bread highway turned away; Like children, thought and memory play, Nor heed Time's acythe, though grass be high. Beneath the blue and eboreless h:y, Time is but told when Fedelinge dry, By love'a light b:esth, and blown like spray Acrcss the fijds. Now comes the scent of fallen hay, And flowers l;estrew the foot-worn way, And summer breathes a ipassing sigh, As westward fails the day's gold eye, And Time and LDbor ends his day Across the fielde.
Unexpected Finds. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
Unexpected Finds. In tearing down an old chimney at Powder Springs, Ga., recently L200 in gold was found. In the gizzard of a spring chicken killed at Lebeek, Me., was found a small gold pin lost ten years before. While ploughing his corn, Will Evans, of Kennet, Mo., ploughed up a large kettle made of stone, containing, he thinks, about 30lbs. of Indian beads. A small iron safe containing about L3000 worth of diamonds and other precionu stones was dredged up from the bay at San Fran. eisco. The settings of the stones are in the sixteenth century style.
African Atoms. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
African Atoms. There are 377,000 Europoans living at the Cape of Good Hope, Africa. Over seven tone of diamonds have been taken out of the South African diamond miner. Diamonds have been found in British (Guiana, where a gold mine owner recently collected 838 stones. Many of the barbarous natives of Africa make cigars, if such a word can be applied to kobacce roughly rollel up in a leaf. An imitation wine is made from figj in Algeria by steeping the figs in warm water and fermenting the liquor obtained. Egypt has been inundated by crowds of people "doing " the Nile in steamers or dahabeahe, each armed with his own special fancy in the way of a camera.
New Explorations in New Guinca. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 17 June 1892
N:cs lEs; rlartifons in :cw: Guinea. Ona of the most important of recent exploring expeditions has been that under Sir ,'irlinm 3lcgrergor, the Administrator of British New Gtiens, who has recently no. cendod and examined the Owen Stanley Range, oter 13000 feet above the sea. Several attempts have hbeen made to reach the summit within the pat feew years. Sir W'illiasm, therefore, deserves much credit; all the more that his natural history obser. rations are very fall a.nd valuable. Sir William is an accomplished naturalist, so that an:y exploting work he may undertake in sour to be of ECicntido value. UHeleft Port Mtorehby in May, accompanied by his secre. tory, and when the expedition was finally made op there were about forty natives. Only five, however, went up to the top with Sir tWilliam, who spent three or four dayo examining the ridge. The summit was reorted on June 11. The climioto Sir William dercribes na eggy anrd unpleasarnt up to 8,000 feet; but above that clear clue sky...