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Plant Food for Potatoes. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
Plant Food for Potatoes. The following most useful information re. spocting the requirements in the form of manure icrthe potato have been suppiiedl to the "American Agriculturiat" by Mr Willis, the enperintendent of Laswe aud Gilbert's wel-l. known experiment station, at liotharusted, England:-" The following table shows oo the chemical composition of potato tubers and potato vinee; also, the quratities of the varioua constitouents abstracted from the sail be the growth of 1,0001b. of tubers and of 1,01 rib. of potato vine, both in the green and in the ripe condition" : Lau 1,,Ib. II Vine)i Vineo Tuberse. rCen. ripe. - - hb lb. 1lC. Water ... .. ... ... 8 '1 0 , 77 0 Or.aniamatter ..... lO 15:,41 :18"2 Theh consists of potash.. 5'2 2:l b' TSoda i o... ... .... ,. ^i ' M, , .. . ... . . '17 rime .. ..borU". 5"9.i 5 BSulphuriera . . Oi J U1 u' Silica .... e [ ' ' 05j (hlerine ... ..... 0"3 t ' " Sulphur . .. ?' s or The data thus given show uo in a consplcooas manner that, in the cul...
Are All the Five Senses Equally Developed at Birth? [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
Are All the Five Senses Equally Developed at Birth ? No. The only sense which is really de veloped to any extent at birth is that of touch-not the sense of pain, but the purely tactile sense of feeling. At birth there is but a very slight development of smell and taste, and they are frequently confounded. Sounds are appreciable from the second day onwards. The sense of eight, though the stimulus of light is appreciable at birth, is the most tardy in development. Towards the fourth or fifth week the movements of convergence and accommodation are notice able, but it is not until about four months that colors are distinguished.
Mining Revival at Reedy Creek. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
X1ining Revival at Reedy Creek. TItERn are, according to experienced miners and others, indications that the once-famed Reedy Creek quartz veins are again going to yield abundance of the precious metal. There are a good number of persevering miners, who have been at work for some time past, striving to cut the veins which are to be found in the many hills surround. ing " Reedy." Roberts and party, who have been working for some months past on Shep. herd's Reef, have been successful in striking rich quartz, which is expected to equal, if not surpass, in richness many of the yields of the past. There is another party working on the Empress of India line, who are very con fident that their labours will result in again obtaining rich yields from this once famous line of reef. In days gone by, there has been as much as 27 ozs. to the ton got from this stone. Several miners are at work in Tons talls' gully. These are alluvial workings. C. Johnson and his mate were successful a little time...
Timber Clothes. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
Timber Clothes. A Hungarian has invented a scheme for making textile fabrics out of wood pulp. Strips of poplar bark are put into a boiler containing a solution of sulphuric acid, and after boiling they are rapidly dried in the open air. This done they are again damped and finally passed throuuh a series of compli. cated rollers, whence the cellulose emerges a successful imitation of cloth or silk as de. sired. This queer stuff is credited with equalling, both in appearance and durability, the real original material.
Commercial. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
Commercial. Fat Sheep.-22,000 yarded, the bulk of which consisted of middling and inferior descriptions. Prime crossbred wethers, from Os 3d to 10s Gd, a few at 14s; second do do, from 7 6ad to 8s Od; prime crossbred ewes, from 7s to 8s Gd, according to weight and quality; prime merino wethers (early shorn), from Us to 10s; prime merino wethers (early shorn), from 7s 6d to 8e ad; goud merino wethers (late shorn), from 6s to 7s; best merino ewes, from 4s Gd to 5s ad. Fat Lambs.-7,000 were penned. The demand was not so active, and prices for second descriptions ruled slightly easier. Prime (shorn), from 6s to 70 3d; a few (shorn), to 8s; good (shorn), from 5s to 5s Od; others, from 3s. Fat Cattle.-1,720 yarded, comprising 45 from New South Wales, 1,100 from North Eastern district, 300 from Gippsland, 130 from the westward, and the remainder prin. cipally from paddocks near town. The supply was an indifferent one with regard to quality, consisting chiefly of middling, with asmall propo...
A Desperate Duel. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
A Desperate Duel The "Daily Telegraph's" Vienna oorree pondent sends details of ene of the most desperate duels on record. The prineipals were "a well-known physician and a "mili tary officer." It appears the doctor invited a number of friends to his hunting-box near Koraenburg. The estate borders on that of the local garrison. When Dr. X. reached the limit of his grounds an officer on the op posite sideof the border cried out, " Here are these - VienneeePhilistines again!" The physician demanded an instant apology. Thereupon the officer took to swinging his heavy hunting-stick in a threateningmanner, and would have " floozed "his antagonist had not a group of officers arrived and prevented the outrage. Then the doctor requested his assailant to give his name, butthe officer re fused point-blank. Next day the physician drove over to the barracks,called upon the commanding officer, and made a request to have the officer chal lenged. The military authorities, however, contrary to usag...
Cricket. ASSOCIATION MATCHES. BROADFORD V. YEA. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
Cricket. ASSOCIATION MATCHES. BROADFORD V. YEA. As these two teams were even for first posi tion on the premiership list, there was more than ordinary interest manifested in this match, which was played at Yea on Saturday last. The attendance was large, and beauti. ful weather prevailed. Burns. won the toss and sent Broadford to the wickets. They put together 96 runs, Begg 34, Agg 24, Trezise 23, batting in fine form. G. Shep. pard and Tom Hardy, who were shaping well with the bat, were unfortunately run out. Yea took the wickets at 4 o'clock, and wielded the willow to the tune of 134 runs. Barrett and Wilson batted first, and very soon got the upper hand of the opening buwlers, Agg and Fothergill. Agg gave way to Trezise, who bowled with a fine leo?th,and managed to keep the runs down. Begg tried a couple of overs in place of Fothergill, but with mostidisastrous results. Agg then tried a few overs from the bottom end. after which he gave way to Reid, who with Trezise at the opposit...
WIT AND HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
WIT AND HUMOUR. A little mite that goes a great way-Dyne. mite. As William bent cver her fair faee,he whir. pored, " larling, if I should ask you in French if I might kiss you, what would you answer?" she, summing up her clanty kno?dedgeofthe language, replied, "Billet donx," Mrs Newgold: "My daughter has a chaperone now." Mrs Shoddie: "Dear me, that's too bad Why, it's only last week thatshe had a boil on the back of her neck I She seems to have everything there is 9.going." Mr Day Wed : "I am afraid, love, yo will find me rther exacting at times, and I am afraid, too, that I am a little inclined to find fault without cause." Mrs Day Wed: "Oh, don't worry, dear! Ill see that you always have oause." UNEXPEOrED. The unexpected oft occurs When some fair maid, designing To call some favored fellow here. Her net around him twining. She knows that he'll suooumb some day To wiles as well directed : Yet. when he does, she'll blush and say, "This is so unexpected.l" A CLEVEE EXPEDIENT. Mr D...
Horse Racing. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
Horse Racing. A LARGE number of people gathered on the "flat" on Saturday afternoon to witness a couple of impromptu races got up by a few local sports to test the galloping qualities of their " nags." Mr. Neils Bidstrup acted as starter, and M3r. D. Macdougall as judge. The first event brought out a field of four fine racy looking horses, viz.: Mr. A. Mc Leod's Vixen, (I. Holwell); Mr. J. IM. Neill's Sam, (Owner); Mr. W. Hick's Diamond, (Owner); Mr. W. Hick's Little Maid, (P. Leeper). The distance was one mile, and the quartette were sent on their journey from an excellent start. Passing the judge's " post" for the first time, Diamond had a slight lead from Vixen, with Sam in close proximtty. They ascended the hill in this order, and when they emerged from the clump of trees at the rear of the Mechanics' their positions were unaltered. Racing along the Dry Creek the pace was a cracker, Vixen drew level with Diamond, but the black, answering to whip and spur, drew out and won by a l...
IN THE FLOWER OF THY DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
IN THiE FLOWER OF TII\ DAYTS. In Memoriam. Robert (;eorge Ilobsirn aged 23, drowned accidentally while Lb.thir.g in Sunday Creek, Broadford, Wednesday afternoon, 31st January, 5894. " ,an th t is burn of a woman haIth but a. short time to live . . . I ctui..th up and is cut down ?ife a fl,.er. . . . So. teach us to number our dayr. that we may apply our hearts unto niodon:." ' Great dread, my.:erriu:s God," We cry, in sad anaz,. "Death's plucked our brother's life, In the flower of his .... ..."' V aitn' i thi darnrg dive, Vain, skilful arts, skill's ways,-. His soul has fled to God, In the flower of his d. ys. Of manliest limb and mould, Of kindliest heart and ways,. Of unaffected grace; " In the flower of his days." At home, thy filial lovie, At worl:, thy zeal we praise, Attentive ear at Church ; In the flower of tihy days. Death had no sting for thee, Christ's death, thy Soul arrays In spotless Robe and Palm, In the flower of thy days. Thou'st passed beyornd our hills,. Beyond t...
Melbourne Letter. (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
! Melbosurne Letter. -:o: OBY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.J (Continued.) H?AVso pronounced strong opinion in favour of paying for milk by results, it will perhaps be expected that some reasons in support of the system will be advanced. Very well then, here area couple of very convincing illus trations. A and B are two suppliers to a factory, each supplying, say forty gallons of milk daily. A's milk tests 3 per cent, butter fat, and B's 4 per cent. A month's supply of A's milk Swill yield 863flbs. of butter, while during the same period from B's milk 4938lbs. of butter will be obtained. Here is a difference in the butter yield, from exactly the same quantity of milk, of 1301bs. Yet A will be expecting to get paid as much per gallon for his milk as B. Now, would it be fair, either to B or to the factory, that A should be paid for 1301bs. of butter that he never supplied ? The larger tle quantity of milk supplied, the greater is the injustice to the supplier of rich milk intensified. Let us ...
Correspondence. THE JUMBELL FARE. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
Correspondence. ---:o:-- THE JUMBELL FARE. DEAR MIR. EDETAR,--I don't know it you knows that mes and me wooderfol show of waxworks is athinkin' of payan' your luvly town a visit. I did hear as that Ospital of Kilmore wanted money, so, seys I to meself, Mrs. Jarley, go, give that 'ospital a benefit night for you can well afford it. So, seys I to meself, I'll go. Mi. Editer, sir, me show is under the patronage of the Prince of Wales, the Mayer of Melbourne, and the Pre sident of the Shire of Broadford, and all the nobelity; has been showed before all the crooked heads of Europe, Asia, Africa and all adjacent colonies. Me figgrs go through their movements in tihe Itto.t n;tlurel ltnnecr, so mIuch so that most folks thinks they are endowed with sense. Now sir, I intend bringing them up retardless of expense, and I ope, as you and ?ll the residents of Broa.dfod wdil patronage me, Your iLia tr. , ýlC i J ib lrlft'.
Noseboard to Prevent Sucking. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
Noseboard to Prevent Bucking. When growing calves are allowed to run to. gether, they often acquire an injurious habit oa sunking one another, and still more serious in its conseoueoces is the trick, which some cows have, of sell sucking. A very easily-made and effective reotraiut on such animals is the wooden nose-jewel. It is made of wood, half an iceh thick for calves and three.quarters of an inch for older animals. To shapo the implement, two holes an inch in diameter are boler. a narrow notch sawed in the side to the hol,?, and then with a knife the whole is tiurhed rff and the pointa roundled. The notch between the poinut is made just wide enough to allow the contrivance to slip snugly upon the carti lagse between the nostrils of the aneimal that is to wear it. When Uproperly adjusted it does not interirco with granne. bFt is tn e cflw1 o rer rier to obtaining eurreptitoua supplies or lacteal fluid. According to a crlebrated professor of physiognomy, a emall mouth shows great ...
POPULAR SCIENCE English the World Speech. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
POPULAR SOIENCE English the' World Speech. The advocates of English as the universal language have received a coadjutor from an unexpected quarter. There recentlyappeared in the "Prsuseische Jahbrbiicber" an article from Dr Schroer, advocating making the study of English obligatory m the schools. The reasons assigned for this are more in. teresting than the proposition itself. The need of a universal language has long been felt. The effort to introduce Velapuk was a recognition of this, but Dr Schroer ocndemns any attempt to construct an artificial world. speech. A language, he says, withount historical development, literature or lingutio relations, will not be studied by any con. siderable number of people until it becomes universal and bence it cannot become universal at all. Thip means that if we are to have a universal language it must be chosen from existing languages, and of omees from the number of those that are widely diffused and spokenby great ivilisednations. Attempts to...
Husband and Wife. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
Husband and Wife. Among the applicants to Mr Lane at the North London Police Court, last month, was a lady who wanted to know whether she was entitled to shut the door on her husband, whom she described as ia worthless fellow who had been absent in Anutralianineyears, and had just returned. A gentleman who sat at the solicitors' table, a relative of the applicant, said ehe wished to be semured against the intrusion of herhusband. Mr Lane: "Has the lady a separate estate?" The gentleman said she had. Mr Lane: "Then probably the husband will bring an action for the reetitu. tion of conjugal rights. Under the old law, if the wife refused to to comply with that order, she would have been committed to prison, but about forty years ago one lady died in gaol, and the judges thendiscontinued the practice. Then came the case of Mrs Weldon. She obtained a decree and insisted upon her husband return. ing. To get over the difficulty of a committal, Mr Justice Hannon adjourned the case for -ir m...
A WRECK AT HOME. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
A WRECK AT HOME. A s. fiee south-westerly wind had been blowing all day, dashing the foaming surf inclouds of spray far over the rook.strewn beach. Towaerdnicht the wind increasedto a gale, which rose as the night drew on to almost hurricane force. The heavy rain which fell during the day had offectually prevented us from going out, and we were just preparing to turn into bed when the sudden boom of a gun aroused sno to instant action. . "Come on, Guy," eaid Tom, as the. ominosesound rolled away, and elipping on oar thick coats, we starte, out into the dark sese. Tom's cottage was bhul: on the cliff whibl -loped unwards from the little villace 'f k)iphom,on the South Davon coast. When wegot outside my companion took myarm and we started off along the narrow coastgsard path which wended in and out, upand down, skirting the margin of the pre dit?pitone cliff. We both intuitively re~ogniaed that the sound of the gun we hud heard had been borne to us on the wind soft was aganst the Item...
THE LADIES' COLUMN. Why? [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
fHE LADIES' 00LUMN. Why ? Wh are the skies -nsooit and blue, Oh, maiden, can yeon say? Why sing the birds so clear and sweet? Why speed the sunny hours so leet On golden wings away? Nay ask me not-I cannot know Why earth and sky with glory glow; But this I know-my lover true Is coming back to-day. Why droop the pallid lilies low ? Oh. maiden, tell me why. Why is the sky so dak and drear, And in each libnet's note a tear Each whiapered breeze a sigh? Nay, ask me not-I cannot say Why skies hang dartk and low to-day; Bnt this I knas-ah, thia Iknow My lover's said good-bye. EEOLI PoCKABADT.
PLAYS AND PLAYERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
PLAYS AND PLAYERS. The first English pantomime was rivenin the year 1720, at the Lincoln Fields Theatre, Portugal treet, London, and was entitled Harlequin Executed, a new Italian mimic scene between a Scaramonche, a Harlequin, a country farmer, his wife and others. John Rich playedthe partof Harlequin, and the entertainment secured packed housee, whilst at Drary Lane such performers of recognised merit as Mrs Oldfield and Barton Booth were playing to nearly empty benches. The part of harlequin, thanks to Rich's exertions, occupied a premier position in such performances until the character of clown was lifted into prominence by Grimaldi. Garrick made his first appearance on the stage in the character of harlequin, filli?r an unexpected sacancy in snch part at Goodman's Fields Theatre, where be afterwards created somuch enthusiaem by his performance of Richard IIL Yates, who was playing harlequin in i piece entitled the Harlequin Student, was taken ill suddenly. Garrick offered to t...
SHE DREW THE LINE AT KISSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
SHIE DREW THIE LINE AT KISSES. Her eyes were soft, and dark as night, Her raven tresses vieing. I took a seat beside mylove, And soon I fell to sighing. She placed her hand within my own What thrills began to quiver About my heart ! Said she, "Dear John, What is it makes you shiver?" I scarcely knew, and so I said, "I'm warmer than a cinder.' And then a daring thought tocurred Pray, what was there to hinder P I bent above her ruby lips To steal the tempting blisses. " Oh, no I" said she, " It cannot be; 1 draw the line at ktsses." Ah, who can tell the royal way To manage pretty misses? Just when you think they love you most, They draw the line at kissee. White is the color of grief in t;hina, Japan and Siam.
Turf Telegram Frauds. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 9 February 1894
Turf Telegram Frauds. The trial on the first count of the three men Frederick Hache, Joe Allen, Wood, and Richard Haoeke, forconspiracy in connection with what are known as the Leeds Torf tele. gram frauds, has ended in the conviction of the two first-named prisoneor. Their system was extremely himple, and for a time it appears to have been sucncessful Wood was in the habit of wiring to Knight and Co., a firm of turf commission agents in Leeds, making bets with them on his own account, and the charge was that he had conspired with the two other prisoners, who were in the employment of the firm,to waylay and destroy his telegrams if it should prove that he had loathis bet; whereas if he had won they were simply to hand them over to their employers in the regular way of duty. In this way it was alleged that no fewer than 123 each telegrams were made away. For the defenceit was contended that the prosecutorshadno property in the telegrams until they were brought to their notice, and it...