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POLICE NEWS. BRUNSWICK.—WEDNESDAY. Before Dr. Talbot [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
POLICE NEWS. BRUNSWICK.-WEDNESDAY. Before Dr. Talbot (chairman), and Messrs. Clement, Crook, George, Hirrison, King, and Straw, Je.P. DRUNK. James Hegarty, after a 10 months' absence, pleaded guilty to being drunk. He was arrested by Constable Perrete and fined 10s. Mortimer Guinane, who was arrested by Constable Jolly, whilst drunk in charge of a horse and dray, was mulcted in a similar penalty. Isabella James, drunk. " You are charged with being drunk, beastly drunk, in fact," said tsergeant Brown. "Three days in gaol would do her a world of good." The Bench inflicted a penalty of 5s., or in default of payment 24 hours' imprisonment. IDLE AND DISORDERLY. Albert Davis appeared on remand charged with this offence. Cr. James Driscoll stated that defeno dant was employed by him in October last, and whilst in his employ witness had no cause to doubt his honesty. Another witness called was absent, and the Bench decided to give the man seven days' imprisonment.
This Life is What We Make It. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
Thiis Life is 1I'htt 11We Mtake It. Let's oftener talk of noble deeds, And rarer of the bad days, And sing about our happy ones, And none about the esad ones. We are not made to fret and sigh. And when gpiuf sleeps to wake it; Bright happiness is standing by This life is what we make it. Let's find the sunny side of mucn, Or be believers in it; A light theie is in every soul Tlihat takes the pains to win it. Oh I there's a slumbering good in all, Andl e perchance may wake it; Our hands contain the magic wand- .. This life is what we make it. Then lhere's to those whose loving hearts. Shed light and joy about them. Tlhnks be to them for countles' gems We ne'er had known without them. Oh I this should be anhappy wiorld: To all who may partake it;?:! The fault's our own if it is not This life is whate?sw'make it:
WHO LAID THE STONE? [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
WHO LAID THE STONE ?'I ' At the meeting of the Brunswick council on Monday evening, after the report of the Public Works Committee had been read and adopted, Cr. Lacey brought under the notice of his v colleagues the fact that a memorial had been discovered in tle basement walls of the Moonee Ponds bridge, bearing the inscription : " This memorial i stone was laid by Cr. J. W. Fleming, t J.P., of Brunswick, on the 1st day of June, 1888." He would like to know by whose authority such was placed there. Cr. Fraser remarked that he had also noticed the stone there, and I Cr. Methven had had his attention drawn to it. The queries of his colleagues were well parried by the Mayor, who ruled them out of order, and finally Cr. Lacey gave notice of his in tention to move at the next meeting:. "That instructions be given to the council's officers to prosecute any person who removed, or caused to be removed, a stone from the Moonee Ponds bridge ;i that the memorial stone be removed; and an ordi...
A Village of Chess Players. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
A Village of Chess Players. flow did Siliiheek. in the Harz, become a chess-playing village? It was in thls wise: It appears that in the 11th century one of the prowerful bishops of the time kept ilnmpisoned in a tower at Stirheck a noble man, who, to wile away the time, carved a I chessboard and men, and cradually taught his peasant guards, who watched him in turn, to play' the game. When he was released, Safter a ion, period, he made a present of board ant chessmen to the viilage, and a fondmess of the game soon spread to every family. Fromn that time the StrObeckers have the right to challenge every nobleman who passes through the village to a game at a table in tihe open air. Frecderick Willianm, Sthe great lIrtfirst , uelieltld to try the strength of tile peasant players, andt found cleverer antagonists than hle expected. lie presented the villane with a beautiful chrss. board, but hoard and men were unfortunately I lost on being sent to the Cathedral chapter Iof IIalbusstadt. ...
Wonderful Fish. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
- Wonderful Filt. In an account of some of his travels in Zapan, Sir Edwin Arnold says: As we wend homewards through the picturerque village of Kiga we stop to look again at the wonderful fish in the gardens of a tea-house there. Swimming about in a pool under a little waterfall there are exhibited here hun dreds of variegated carp-the Japanese A?i which are of every imaginable brilliancy of color--purple, russet, citron, saffron, orange. rose-red, gold, and silver. They are tamer than any pigeons, and come voraciously to the bank to be fed. scraml hng for slices ti bean-cake, and putting their gold and brown noses high cut of the water in their struggles to secure the morsel. When a piece of cake falls on the dry rock, near the water, they try to throw themselves on shore, and even use their finS for legs in their eagerneess to obtain the prize. The fish in the opening story of the ' Arabian Nightl," who were colored blue, yellow, white, and red, and who talked in the fryin?epan, c...
Good Health. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
Good IIcalths. Ono of the best ways to keep in good heabth is not to think or worry too much about it. If you feel strong and well do not imagine that some ineidious diseare may be secretly attacking your constitution. Eat and drink what you desire, as long as it agrees with you. Your stomach knows pretty well what it can digest. Take all the sleep you can get, hot remem ber that the necessary amount varies greatly for different persons. Same must eleep at least nine hours, while others thri-s under six. Only don't rob yourself of what you really need. The " midnight oil" is a ter rible expensive illuminative to burn, either for purposes of labor or study. Avoid sudden changes of temperature. If you cannot avoid them you can guard againet them by always wearing flannel underclothing. Always treat a common cold with great re. epect. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred it will get well anyway; but the hundredth cold ii neglected, may lead to bronchitis, pneumonia or consumption. It is ...
The Passionate Electrician. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
The passionate Electrician. A name for theuprocess of travelling by an electri motor was asked by the chairman of the new Electric Traction Company iniLon don, and such terms as these were suggested through the ' Times': To voltate, to volve, to electripode, to electro, to lectro, to dyno, to mnorso, to toleway, to fare, to luid, to galve, to electricit, to vece, to current, to bliiz, to burr, to buzz, to elcotroforce, to trize, to lucre. The '-Scots Obeerver has added this: Sweet, shall we volt it ? Dearest, shall we ohm Our winged way aorisa the occan'd foam ? Or were it fairer to electric z. (Or electrate) our path ·t happier. kies I What's in a name, when all roads lead to ltume? " Fairest and rarest underheaven's high dome, Oh, shall we squirm, or Watti or eletrone ? Or; if you feel you'd rather not voliis, Sweet, shall we volt Heart 'b mn heart; ni fond and frolib tome, IUilithe grav ' Times, that umoral metro nome,. Bid us coulomb, or spairk, or motor iee:: And now I think of...
Consolation. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
ConsoliftiG*1. Dear heart, between us can be no f,trewell, We have so long to live, so'much'to- en dure, What ills despair might work us who can tell," liad we not help in that one trust secure 1 I Time cannot sever, nor space. keep-1ong, i apart, Those whom l'ove's sleepless ° yearniig would draw near, .. Fate bends unto the indomitable nhe'rt And firm fiat will.. Whaitroom have we for fear? Cities Warmer than tlie Countrt. Those who happen to live at a little distance; fromi the heart of. the city nmust frequentlyt have noticed a lack of accord beti?eet read.. in-?of their own stmanurdthersou?nteys, ard the publislhed observattonsof the Signal Se: vice observers of their locality. The reason of the dliscord is pl.l:n namely, the perturbing action of the heat which the city emits, and ho'cever rnttifying it may be to the outsideri to find tt'iself superior to the government obs r'-.tr, it is very little credit to the W\\'c.tner BIreau that this particular. sourcei ,i error was not ...
SUBJECTS FOR THOUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
SUBJECTS ,ýFOR' THOUGHT. The true ideal that should' fill a man's hlieart and fire his onergies is excellence in his own sphere,;the. living of his own par ttcular life just as fully. and nobly as he not somebody else-can.; True, this an uns known quantity; but it'is a real and .attain able one. Day by day.it is rising, and day by day a man may feel cont eious of in. creased power. Whither it may lead him he cannot tell, but that" by its guidance he wil. go further and accomplish niore thn by any other he may rest assured. Whoever eher iihes this aim will find scope forevery faculty, feull work for every day, and full eatisfac tion in every success. Attempting nothing impossible, ho is doomed to no 'inevitable disanppointment, nor is there any limit iat which he may cease to strive. No matter the rank in life, any woman, Le she princess or peasant, who undertakes the care of a family becomes at once respon sible for the welfare of that family, wbetter she.actually toils for them wit...
To a Robi[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
Robin swinging, £witging On the spp:: bouigh-; What joyous impulse thrills thee th ?? Entranced warbler thou1 Thy liitle throat:is swelling With the rnpture of: thy song, Its?wondrous music filling All the air has bornenlon ; Thy crimson breast is throbbing As though it scarce could hold The wealth of love ?ni? gladness, That in thy sog is tld. - Oh I tell rle, tell me, Robin I I, too, would sing as thou; Thine every note responsive In my heart is echoing now I 'Till filled to overflowing With its harmony divine Would in melody exquisite Burst forth in song like thine :: !
THE POTTERS' PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
THE POTTERS' PICNIC. The Brunswick railway station was the scene of unusual stir and activity on Saturday, 14th inst.; crowds of well dressed husbands and wives, young men and fair sweethearts, lively boys and bonnie lasses, thronged the platform, and the Brunswick band, under the leader ship of Mr. C. Holloway, discoursed inspiring masic. The occasion was the 13th annual picnic of the employees of Cornwall's Pottery and Brick Works, and fully 400 left by special train for Little River, where arrangements had been made for the day's festivities. Their destination reached, all at once prcceeded to enter heartily into the various amusements provided, and a very happy holiday was spent. Dancing was kept up with vigor in the large hall hired for the purpose, and the spirited playing of the Brunswick town band lent an additional attractiveness to the outing. A lengthy programme of sports was keenly contested, and the party returned to town at eight o'clock, all thoroughly pleased with th...
EXCLUSIVELY FOR BACHELORS. ADVICE TO YOUNG MEN WHO WANT TO CREATE A FAVORABLE IMPRESSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
EXCLUSIVELY FOR BACHELORS. ADVICE TO YOUNG MEN WHO WANT TO CREATE A FAVOR ABLE IMPRESSION. Agree with the girl's father in politics and the mother in religion. If you -have a rival, keep an eye on him. If he is a widower, keep two eyes on him. Don't put too much sweet stuff on paper. If you do you will hear it read in after years, when your wife has some special purpose in inflicting upon you the severest punishment known to a married man. Go home at a reasonable hour in the evening. Dont ,vast until a girl has to throw her whole soul into a yawn that she can't cover with both hands. A little thing like this might cause a coolness at the very beginning of the game. If. on the occasion of your first call, the girl upon whom you have set your young affections looks like an iceberg and acts like a cold wave, take your leave early and stay away. Woman in her hour of freeze is uncertain, coy, and hard to please. In cold weather finish saying good night in the house. Don't stretch it all ...
BREVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
f"REVITIES. SWork with hoe;, o it elow.T' Th kilcng hIbit cows one be bred. ('owsegtail in thi pir makes butter'with " 'out 1a'l"' i r Green grass m takes yellow butter'and blue milk. "": :: S Who ever saw a lazy cow.that Cxuelled as a t;tter maker ` It is not the cow with the largeet u 'dder that makes the imost butter: A light. estimate of. th'e.imlportance'ot estarting right-will make 'the heart heavy later on. Try heating the milk as soon"as' drawn from the cow to take the 'opiony? "taste out of it. Why do not omeo of our labour friends try to regulate the hours of leisure instead of the hours of 'work? . LIhy is low in price all over the world. In England it sells for just half the price offered three years ago. If a crop of city boarders will pay you bet ter. than a crop of potatoes, cultivate, the boarders-do not plant them i Owing to certain pugiliatic proclivities, the Angora goat woufld seem to beas goodanimal to keep about a dairy. - "
ABOUT THE HEARTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
).ABOUT TH-IE H-IEARTiH.-I. Mending loees not seem nearly so formi dable When all necessary appliances are at hand: But to pickup a well-filled mending basket, to fied one is short of needles, or that there is a deiciency of the right colour in darning-cotton,- makes' the work anything but delightful. :'The best rule, when buying stockings or undergarmennts, is to make a point o!purobhasing,.at the same time, cotton to match. The ability to darn quickly and well is a useftil ccor;mplishment. The white ofan egg is antidote in cases of poisoning with'steong acids or corrosive sub. limate. The poison will coagilate the albu men, and ifthesu poisons be in the system, the white of an egg swallowed quickly will combine witth the poison and protect the atomahe . An astringe?t poultice is made by causing it to coagulates with alum' This is calledalumi curd and is used in certain iseases oft the bye. A fine furniturs poliih is made by the use of the following receipt, alcohol, half pint "rei...
Novelist. The Rajah's Vengeance. A STORY OF INDIA. CHAPTER II.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
The Rajah's Vengeance. A STORY 'OF INDIA( Bny FRE'DERICKM . DEY. C IIAPTR IL--Co.vrtcoeo. I hr.d gone out early in the evening to find the hbody ,f Aron Primo lying deadiupon the floor of 5 hls ,.flei.. Later, if I could believe the evidence sa of my own eyes and the inscription in black and s white, had gone there again, found both men awaitiog me, secured their signatures, passed over to thems the documents which' mado the bargain complete, and returned satisfied. How was I to recognise these paradoxes ? Clearly, there was but one way, and that was to start out again immediately, through the black-. ness of the night and the fury of the tempest that was raging so fiercely, to the ofllice of Aaron S Prime. - b With feverish haste I once more wrapped myself t in storm clothes, and, lantern in hand, started to ' make the trip fortho third time tlmt night. IMy whole being was thrilled with sensations new to me-not fear exactly, but dread-and as I hur ried along 1 could not refrain .fr...
An Orphan Born. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
An Orphan 1Born. I,aijm. alone. unfathceril chickl, -Of artificial ha'ltching ;. A pilgr im i a desert wild, 'By happier mothered clicks reviled. -From all relationships exiled, : To do my own !nme hatching. Fair Science smiled upon my birth. : One raw and gusty morning, I Ard now the sounds of barnyard nmirth To lonely me have little worth a ' I aim alone inii alLthie earthr---. - An orphan without horning, Seek I my mother ? I would fini A heartless personator; A thing brass hided, man designed, WVith steampipe arterles intcrmio.t ~le And pulseless cottsvnbattinig linrdd" -~ ' - A patent Incubator. - Itlwearirosind t'thinkyo:mse i" • .: L'.Death would be better, rather Should children e'er lid'tori to're, - DByfate's most pitiless decree, 31y little ones, alas. 'ould hbe With never a grandfather.: A?nd when to e'rth I'liid adieu : : : To seek a greater, I will do as ethersdo, '; : Who go to join the ancestral crew, 'For lidill just be gathered tor; M y incubator. ': : - SSindling ...
Not Always Idlers. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
Aot AicwaUs ltler',. People in general have an idea that Turkish women absolutely do nothing that is either useful or ornamental aside from the decoration of their own persons; but that is not altogether true, as my residence of over a year taught me, for they are really dexterous with the needle, and do work whieli is as line as that done by the sisters in the convents or that of the wives of the feldel noblemen of olden times. The favorite pastime of the Turkish women is the bath. which brines toether the wives and slaves of all the well-to-do Turks, and is like a pien;e of school children. These wives, most of them very young-some, indeet, not over twelTe and fourteen years old--take their lunch along, and they eat and steam, plunge and splash, and play pranks upon each other in the wildest glee the whole day long. No fear of an angry husband haunts their minds, they are not t xpeeted to do any thing, and their husbands very rarely enter the harems before six o'clock. I;y this ti...
Saving Work Items. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
.Siteie U lI ork Itento.k ms. .. How many, of,!you, writes: a hquskeeper, think to have a skirt board on which to " do up' skirts of prinit, musliti; la.d otherisuni ,mer dresses ? Any carpenter will make one f/or yo' at slight ixpense; should " lihn " not be" handy,' with tools.: lt should' bn a very little longer than the longest 'dress. skirt it n;ay fall to your lot to:iron, about` two-thirds of a yard wide at the bottom and tapeing towaird the top. Coverd it wvillh a piece of. blauket'ithen with] 'n.old sheet firmly and umootly tacked by sewing on the under side. You cannot5 think: unless y'o have tried such an invention, how much one of these will facilitate your woik. Ni mautter, 'ither, if youn do "have 'a girl :to do your, ironing," sister mine; hired girls are human, and appreciate kindlin-es on'the li'it of their employers. IHelp them to help, themselves, and lessen their labor--wbiich is hard enough at the best. Again, to save washing and. ironing, teach your little folk...
The Goburg Leader. "I am in the place where I am demanded of conscience to speak the truth, and therefore the truth I speak, impugn it whose list." FEBRUARY 25TH. 1891. NEWS AND NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
" I am in the place where 1 am demanded of conscience to speak the truth, and thcre lore the truthl 1 speak, impugn it whoso list." FEBRUARY-z5T. i g89i. --:o:- NEWS AND NOTES.: " Why do you go there 1" was an exclama tion overheardt betiveen two Coburg ladies the other night.. Because I find that for quality and prices 3FCrory's groceries are really the cheapest in the end I have tried other sipposed cheap grocers, but I have come to the conclusion that ' quality is the true test of cheapness.' IHowever,' if you' doubt my word, give iim a trial and see for yourself; his: establishment is at .Sydney road, Coburg." . :T... The Northern Tramway Company are in receipt 'of' communications ad ising the arrival of iron rails requisite for the duplication ofl the line between Morelanid and North Cobur`g,~md' have alieady a large number of blocks stacked at the depdt. It is probable that the work will shortly be taken in hand. Mr. R. Coad, the popular temperance lecturer, preached at the Co...
Peculiar Customs. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 25 February 1891
:,+ it PcLuliar, Customs. ý The Svans, inhabitantisof inaspartof the, Caueasian l.ighlands, 'have a curious matri inbni-ii custom: s so'dbn's: ,'fem'i le child` is borne in:a; villige, any young' lean 'vho likes mi' betroth limself to iher by simply hanging: afigured!bullet `round ?her neck) after which, lwhether.parents or girl will or ni sh nmuist belome his wfce, or the finiily mus naccept; their position as le"itimate.ob jecls of Olood-fetd at thiehands of the young . man and his'relitivia. ; , s = :r3 :.r :In China parents chcose the, bride. Celi-. acy~eis' regarded~as an rnti:secisl'vice,i an? old bachelors and old maids are rare pheno-: meiinos. All gdod Chinamen marry young. liridegrooms hof, si.kte.i marryl hlawlies: twoiyears younger than, tlemselves, and at Chinese grandmother atte asge'of thlirty is a more familar.?iglit than ii spinster. There are no marriages for money. The great in stitution of adof is diiknown iin Chlii. Mothera-ia.law in Persia are not-laughed at or...