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Dairy Dots. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
Dairy Dots. Frisr, says a dairyman, as to the kind of tows we must have for the produe tion of milk. We must have those that habe been bred and reared for that purpose. Amoat. oer common cows--they are a aiurture of nany ditfereno breeds-awe may fit i some eood dairy animals, and with ew:h tio start with, one may, by carefol breedirg eand rais ing the beilfers from only the bher cons, and in feeding for milk, and milkinl: asd hand. lin, in such a W~ao as to a iimahrle the greatest production of rich m ilk, ob'ain a herd in time, having a fired chbrac~.r as milk producers. It will be ft and that the longer this course is pursued, i I in the esiee. ion, regardis only had for p erformance at Spail, the further the type v ill be from the tre type. But why eot Etart oett with some rne of the milk breeis,thast I arve been bred eod used for generanlons ee tloively for the i? Aduction of milk, rather than spend a ii. tme to create such a br eed f Batter by toa to start at once with some ani...
THE CHURCH PARADE. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
TIHE CIIURCII PAILADE. The commemoration of the inauguration of the local branch of the 3lanchester Unity Oddlellows in Broadford was fittingly ushered in on Sunday last by a Church Parade. The unprecedented success of the induction of tlhe f.?tirities was maintindt during the whole of the ordinances, and it is seemly that the establishlment of a branch of that vast brotherhood in our town should ba celebrated on this the advent of their two years' sojourn amongst us under the most favrrable circumstances. The morning dawned with all the glory of midsummer, and was calculated to bring the intending participants in the service to a very desirable frame of mind prior to their arrival at the House of God. About 10o.35 the top of High street presented a night seldom seen an IBroadlord on a Snntlay morning. There sere (Oddfellows, with thtir beautiful regalia glistening in the sun, bands men waiting for the word to march, and pedestrians ad lb. The parade was in charge of tlro. R. Horwoo...
Spring Valley. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
Spring Valley. [FROM OUR OWN CORRES'OPNDNT. VERY severe rOll weather has been es. perien"ed here during the last fortniht, at intervals a great deal of rain has faelln. Grass is very s'arce, indeed, old residents say it is the worst winter we have had for many years. Stock of all descrilptions are very low in condition and a number of old beasts hiave died. bIr C. Doherty has applied T?r a slaughter ing license, and 1 un rstand, is about to commence a butchering bulsiness. Mr. Daley, who was to have preached here last Sunday, being indisposed, the servi'e was conoducted by Mr. lHaslum, of Yea. A collection was taken up in aid of the Mel bourne distressed.
In Unconscious Danger. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
In Unconscious Danger. Editor of leading humorous journal visitig 'nit-ontiary: ' And how long ate you in here for, my man! lardened convict: 'Fifteen years.' Humorist: ' Ana what are you in for Hardenes convict : ' Stealing.' lHumorist: ' Sterling I' Turns pale and appeals to wardrn. ' You don't put people in the penitentiary for stealing, do you?' Warden (solaenlt): ' We do; lots of 'ean; when. ever we can cateh "em. Leading humooist watches his oppo?rpnity deserts the party, walks unt on tilptoes, and solemnly vows that he will reftrm, until the lao is repealed.
The Time to Hustle. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
The Time to Eustle. 'No, my boy, everybody won't succeed. Every body can't take first place. Ererybldy can't ereZ be a good srcond. There will always he some soldiers in hospital; there will alnays be some fellows left back in convalescent camp; therE will always be some shirks and some cowards; there will always be some stragglers. Only the 'hustlers' get anywhere near the front.' 'But not always? In the good time com* ing * My son, your lifo time is always for you, and you 1 be dedd long before that good time comes. And the fllows who are waitirg for the 'good tiee' to come and straighten things out are the fellows who are keepling it back; they are the stragglers and s harks of to-day. Don't you wait for the good timeo; you ge up and fly arond and make a good time of the only time you are goilj to have, which is this time. You don't get any second chance; that's a privilege reserved for the heathen. Nobody believes in a second chance el rept the fellows who are dead sure of getti...
Broadford Dairying Company. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
Broadford Dairying Company. The full b ard of directors of the Dairy Co. met on Monday evening, transacting some important business during a lengthy sitting. After the comp:etion of ordinary business the report of the deputation which waited on a number of the Glenarouna redi dents in connection with the site of the creamery, was presented, after which a deputation consisting of Messrs Keenan. Singleton, McLean and Moonie, of Glenaroua, was admitted. These gen tlemen pcinted out to the directors that the site originally chosen at Mr. Neil McLean's was unanimously de cided on at the meeting as being the most convenient ; that to place the creamery elsowlhere would incommode many producers, without having a cor responding advantage, and that it was at least five miles away from the Sugar loaf Creamery. Having explained the whole matter to the satisfact on of the Board, the deputation retired and a motion was unaninously carried to erect the creamery on Mr. McLean's land. The butter fa...
The Broadford Courier, AND REEDY CREEK TIMES. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1892. The Fiscal Policy. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
AND REEDY CREEK TIMES. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. FRIDAY, JULY r5, i892. The Fiscal Policy. PARLIAMENT has again met after a few weeks' holiday, the vacation having been necessary to enable the Treasurer to provide ' ways and means' for de fraying the next twelve months' ex puenses of government. It is under stood, however, that he is not yet ready to unfold his budget, and that it will be the end of the month before he lays his proposals open for his discus- I sion in the House. It is also known that he has been pressed to enter upon c a revision of the tariff which means 1 simply the levying of much higher inm port duties; in some cases bring.ng them. up to 75 per cent.-with the view to d tures, far the exclusive benefit of Mel bourne and two or thee large inland t towns. This, of c..urse, can only be done at the expense of the rual dis tricts, and therefore it behoves country members to hang well together so as to frustrate the demands of those who appear unable to carry on their bu...
Broadford Police Court. MONDAY, 11TH JULY, 1892. (Before Messrs. C. M. Ross and C. E. Lloyd, J's.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
Broadflordl olice Court. MO1DAY, 11TH JULY, 1S92. (Before Messrs. C. AM. Ross and C. E. Lloyd, J's.P.) Gee. H. Skinner, medical practitioner, sued Paul G. Behn, for Lio its., sur gical and medical attendance. Mr. HIassett (Duffy and King), ap peared for plaintiff, and Mr. Upton for defendant. For the defence Mr. Upton contended that Behn did not owe the money and submitted a copy of a letter written by Behu to the doctor on 29th Jnne, 1892, to show that Behn had satisfiel the claim, which read as follows:-" Dear Sir,-You will observe in Tuesday's iAge that I have been successful in my case against Mr. Macdougall. I am, there fore, now in a position to pay )ou vour account, which I am sorry to say I could not pay before. I enclose you cheque for the C5 I is. as per your account of the itth July, 189i, and would ask you to send me receipt by return, &c." Mir. Upton contended that as the doctor had accepted the /£5 its. he could not now sue for the L£o Its. Mr. Hassett: We will...
Broadford Shire Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
A special meeting of the above was held at the Shire Hall on Monday after. noon to deal with the resignation of the President, Mr. Alexander McLeod. Present: Councillors Fergusn, l.loyd, iolhell, Doherty, McKenzie and the Secretary. Cr. Ferguson was voted to the chair. Cr. Lloyd : Before proceeding to busi ness, there is one little matter I should like to clear up. As some people have been unkind enough to think I had an object in absenting myself from the last meetitil of the council, I wish to explain that I desired to pay a tribute of respect to an old acquaintance and townsman, and therefore attended his funeral. Chairman : You are aware gentlemen, this meeting has been called for the purpose of dealing with the matter of the election of a president. I shall be glad to hear your views in regard to this iatter. Secretary: In the event tl a vacancy occurring, it is necessary for the President to call an election, and as the President has resigned, and this is an undivided shire no...
AN UNSOUGHT CONFESSION; OR, How a Desperate Crime Haunted the Criminal. Told by an Ex-Detective. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
AN UNSOUGHT CON FESSION ; on, How a Desperate Crime HIaunted the Criminal. Told by an Ex.Datcotive. ----+++ - I have hao many strang: experieneas in my time, but I never had to tate oiy part in a more remarkable case than that of lichard Ilurton. Rlichard Burton was the landlord of the Grey Go~se, an old fashionerd roedeide blo teiry. OrU evening, near the end of August. a gentleman called at the Grey ;i?ure a?er asked it he could have a room for toe night and sleeping accommodation for a man who was traveltig with him an eervan c. The gentleman's appearaoce was sallittr:t re cnommendation to the landlord. H1e was shown a comfortable bedroom in the front of the house, and was told that his man could sleep in a smaller room on the same floor. but overlooking the yard and garden. The arraugements were eatisfactory, anrd itr. Warlhamr-that was the gentleman's name at once agreed to stay for the night. Mr. Wa\rbam appears to have been one of thoro men who go through the wall easily, wit...
Storyettes. Grave and Gay, Epigrammatic and Otherwise. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
htor'yttes. Grave and Gay, Epigrammatic and Otherwise. **·+------- An American lady, visiting Paris, was continually interested in the smart little boys, in white caps and aprons, who deliver the wares of the pastry'cooks. One day she said to one of these boys, who had brought her some cakes: "Ah, I suppose you get the benefit of one of th,,e cakes yourself sometimes." W\\hat do you mean, madame '" "You eat a cake now and then ?" "Eat them? Oh, no, madame, that wouldn't do. I only lick 'em as I come along I" A private soldier had knocked down his captain, and a court-martill had sentenced him to the Dry Tortugas. His friends be stirred themselves in his behalf, and pre. vailed upon Judge Schofield, a personal friend of Preeident Lincoln, to intercede in his be. half. Lincoln paid close attention to all that Schofield had to ofiler, and then said "I tell you, judge, you go right down to the capitol, and get Congress to pass an aot authorisiog a private soldier to knock down his capta...
General Gatherings. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
General Gatherings, There are 5.000 Japanese in San Frun. CieCo. A ool camel will travel 100 miles a day for 10 days. The number of Indian Church members in the United Staten is 28,G63. More than a million people are treated in the hospitals of London each year. The coronera of England and Wales held .S09G inquests in the quarter ending with December, 1591. The estimated number of Indians in Alaska is 30,000. The total Indian population of the United States is 247 76!. The number of Indians in the United States who can read the English language is 23,590. The London Temperance Hospital has treated upwards of 40,000 patients without alcohol. Over 3O00,0 Orange trees were planted in Mcxicu last year by planters from Cali fornia. A new induetry has been started in Call. fornia, which consists of making sugar from the sap of the sugar pine tree. The sugar is said to be exceptionally fine. According to the "Medical Record," castor oilbhas not failed in any ease to remove warts to which i...
A DEAD LETTER. (CONCLUDED.) [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
A DEAD LETTER. (CONCLnDED.) "Fancy," she caid, "his treasuring up a mortification for you, even when he was not there to enjoy it I Ever since I heard," She went on, " that he had been struck while he was reading some letter.I had been expecting to hear that his large fortune had collapsed, as the fortunes of great contractors occasion. ally do; but Mr. Lang, the lawyct assures mc that there is no probability of ench a thing. I have talked to the doctor, too, and he says lie fancies it was a private letter, which annoyed him very much just when he was least able to bear agitation." So there it was. I had longed to punish Unclea Andrew, and I had done this thing. Ireasoned with myself. I argued for and against myself ; but there the matter was and Uncle Andrew had ordered that I was to bo present at the funeral! That was, in itself, overwhelming evidence against ne. It was the afternoon of the day on which Sir Andrew Alison had been followed to the grave by some hundreds of men who h...
Attempted Suicide. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
Attemptedo Suicide. A case of supposed attempted suicide at Tallarook says the "`Express," proved to, have been of a more determined character than was at first believed. The news as at first circulated was to the effect that a mans name unknown, had endeavored to take his I e--first by hanging and afterwards by drowning. In these endeavors he was un successful, and Ihe police beingsurprised of the fact, the would.be-suicide was taken into custody. There appears to have been a modicum of truth in the statement, but in the absence of reliable evidence the manr was charged with vagrancy. When taken itn custody, it was noticed that the prisoner had a wound over the left eye, the result, it was. thought of a fall on to some hard s .b.tance. Frocm a statement made by the pris., er him self, ho? seer, who gives his nasn: as \ld li;n. Campbell,. married, residin, in \?i:l b, arne, the wound' in questiotua pears to h: ve been selfinflicted, being af Irther at t, mpt to take his life with a ...
Grand Benefit Co[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
Grand Benelit CUoaccr,. The grand benefit conce "t in aid of Mr. J. Foster, and family, took place, as arranged, on Wedne sdty evening at the Mechanics'. There was a good attendance, and the finano al returns i romise to be very satisfact ry. At a quarter to eight o'clock, Mr. J. S. lirown took the chair, anl in a few well-chosen words explainel the object Sf the entertainment, and t.aanked the Wandong Glee Club for their generous and invaluable assistance. The per. formance was opened with a selection by the Broadford Brass Band, which w as well executed.. A. gle. bhy tha c mpany, "Hail to the Chief," fol It wed, and was much appreciated. The i isses A. and M. Douglas sangsvseetly "Come o'er the moonlit sea," and re ce ied a vociferous enc.ae. "The -kipper," by Mr. Iligginb.ttom, was well rendered, and was followed by a tiio, entitled " Dame Durden," by Miss Douglas and Messrs. W. and J. Adams, which was warmly applauded, tl.e audience demanding an encore. Miss Jeanie Adams contrib...
News by Cable. London, 12th July. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 15 July 1892
News by Cable. London, 12th July. A terrible disaster early this morn ing befel the town of St. Gervais, in the French Province of HIanto Savoie situated on the RIiver Arve, which takes its rise on the western slopes of Mont Blanc, and runs into the Rhone. About 2 o'clock this mtorni.g one of Ihe great glaciers overhanging the valley broke away from its moraine,' and falling unto the bed of a torrent beneath divertld its current, the stream being directed on to the town of St. Gervais, wl.ich was half demo lished by the flood. The town was, as is usual at this seas,on of the year, crowded with tourists and visitors to the warm mtineral springs, and great loss of life resulted. It is reported that 72 tourist. were either drowned by the flood waters or killed by the collapse of buildings in St. Gervais. Two villages further on the blocked stream were completely submerged by the waters dammed back by the enor mous fall of snow, ice, rocks atnd earth.