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The Form of a Dairy Cow. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
The Form of a Dairy Cow. Every practical dairyman who selects a cow for dairy work has more or less defined notion of what her form must b. and how she shall he built and finished, and while dairy qualities are not alto gether dependent upon construction of the carcase, and many exceptions arise to any supposed rule. but there isa well established guiding principle that is near enough for all practical purposes. This is the formula as laid down by ian eminent authority in the " Practical Farmer "--' The law of judging a dairy cow is now very closely allied to the de velopment of her backbone and her appendages. The cow of large dairy performance is one that thows larger spinal proportions and spinal cord. 'The heads of great milking cows are alwvays fine and bony, with large protruding eyes and a strong jointing spinal column to the head. 'The back shuul.l be rouf like, never a flat back, that obscures tl e spinal processes. The ribs should siprin rafter like away from the backbone ...
Commercial. LIVE STOCK REPORT. MELBOURNE, WEDNESDAY 10th AUGUST. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
Co0111111ercial. :o: LIVE STOCK REPORT. MtIRLOURNE. \VeDNESDAY 10th AUGUST. Fat Cattle.-All iqualities were repre sented, with a fair proportion prime. There was a good attendar.ee of Iuyers. Although the tluctuations of the marktt were more markel than usual, yet competition was Ilisk throughout, and prices ruled from ltO to 15s per heal higher than last weeks rates, closing tirmer, with an upward ten.lency. Prime pens of bullocks from £11 to £13, odd beasts to £14; good peus of bullocks from £fJ 1Os to £10 10s; middling do do trom £7 10s to £8 Is ; prime pens of cows from £7 10s to £8 10s, odd beasts from £i to £10 Ls id. Fat Calves.-200 were penned. The de. mand was brisk throughout at at slighly irm. proved rates. Prim sohld:at from 0Os to 80s: good, 45s to 57s; middling, 30s to -0s; in. ferior fromt 20s.
Spring Valley. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
Spring iallcy. [FROMa OUR OWi N CORRESPONDENT. --:o:--- The first foatball match that has taken place at Spring Valley came off on Satur day last on a piece of ground near Peter. son's Hlotel, between teams representing Spring Valley and Strath Creek. Hlicks led the local's and Coombes tile visitors, both teams being short of the full compliment of men. Mr. Grass acted as central umpire and his prompt and decisive rulings gave general satisfaction. The Spring Valley team proved to strong for the visitots, the eplendid play of Hicks being especially noticeable ; H. Cleeland also glayed a good game and was well ba.cked up by W. Cleeland and Topping. For Flowerdale Coombes and I lilliear were most conspicious. The goal kickers for Spring Valley were lhicks (5) H. Cleeland (4), W. Cleeland and Topping I each. At the conclusion of the game the scores were : Valley, ui goals 12 behinds ; Strath 3 goals, 3 behinds.
A Sensational Burglary. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
A Sellsatioutal Burglary. A sensational crime was committed .arly yesterday morning at the depot of M'essrs. Blayne and Nickless, general carriers Collins-street West. A band of ,'obbers effected entrance through the gate at the rear, part of which they cut away, and having bound and gagged an aged and trusted watchman, whom they treated most cruelly, they blew to pieces with gunpowder the large iron safe in the ollice, burst open three cash boxes it contained, and carried away £1'to in :ash. The watchman remained bound ind gagged until alter 7 o'clock, when dne of the Ilourke street west police, :noticing the back gate open and hearing the watchman groaning, became ac quainted with what had transpired. T'he, Srime had been carefully planned by someone who was seemingly familiar with all the details of the business. The ex plosion was not heard by anyone in the ocality,though the Spencer street station, Fnley's Hotel and the Sailor's home a-e clhe by. The watchman had been pro riled...
Broken Hill Strike. Broken Hill. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
l'okell Hill iStrike. Broken Hill. 3fr. John Ilowell, the manager of the Proprietary mine, returned to Broken Hlill on uesday. Upon being inter viewed he stated that he h d nothitng of imput lance :to commtunicatr-. There was no challce in the situation, obt important developments might be expected in the course of a few days, when the directors would probably take some definite action to bring the crisis to a head' About t,ooo men took part in an un employed demonstration this afternoon, whitch passed off quietly and without the dlisplayof much enthusiasm. The princi. pal feature of the demonstration tas a piece of canvas bornealoft by two miners and hbearing the inscription, Capitalists live on our flesh and blood." Mlesers. Sleath, Ferguson and other labour ollicials followed immediately behind the banner. information is to hand from Sydney frcm an authoritative source to the effect that 130 policemen have received positive instructions to hold themselves in readi. ness to procee...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
General Debility. SYMPTO BMS, LJsnguor inuralgia L.esdbesho Pale Lips Flae w..in atpirt lion - Achlog Eyes Co:nsteaption Nervo.lo.lees Ilcee:l tnsess " TireJ Fe linga Tic-orcuourerx thootiog Pains Loss of Memory F uahiaga of Heat Pasts' Cuuntenance lirt,;cinatiton to Work relaxation of the Yeins Poor and Fickle Appetite General Languid Feelings Shivering or Cold Feelings Feelings of General Weakness Pains to the Chest after eating Fching Limbs on rising from bed Eructat;ans of Wind from Stomaoh iMelancholy, Hysteria and I?ypochondria ,oate of General Animation and Yitaliy. A A A Y * A 1F FOR S EEDY CURE CONSULT DB, T. EA8TOE ABBOTT, 19 QUEEN'S WALK (Oppaosits Teown Bfalt, MELBOURNE. ar e n m st i 30Jon c Lie h, 4,esae'raI tscorchees er BROAI)FORD. AS on sale DRAPERY, GROCERIES, BOOTS AND SHOES. IRONMONGERY AND HORSE FEED All goods guaranteed sound, and a r:asonable prices. Mrs. Ab1eoy, MIDWIFE AND LADY'S NURSE, lts.iSGEB ST., Broadford. Frst-class Re ferences. AN INTERESTING. LETTER...
HUMOUROUS RECOLLECTIONS OF A DEAF MAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
OF A IWEAI MAN. ( CANNOT hear .reept the noise is very loud and penetrating, but I can under stand easily what any one says by the move inents of thelips, and the result ins ome amusing conversations not intended for me have been read by me. I once took acontract to write some dra matic letters for a London paper under a nonm-de-pldme, and in my igeoIran-e I tholught it necessary to mingle with mlem bers of thie theatrical profession to get 1new0 and lcarn how to become a critic. Novw I know that critibcim is empirical, and thati news can best be obtained by relading the daily papers. In my roundsl I was intro duced to a young lady playing a minor p:art ill a comic opeal. Nothing woull satisfy her until I promllised to go and 0ee her inlg, for [ did iot expeet to hear her. One night I went and sat in the front row. When tlhe young lady camll o the sal r", sh1o ,ras with another young lady, and they stood back, near the wings. I saw theyoung laoly's lips more--she was evidently talki...
OUR RESIDENT PATIENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
OUR RESIDENT PATI'I' NT, 7 rELL, my dear, what must we "I don't know. Can't you suggest some.. thing ? You are a lan of resource." " Yes, but I am afraid this is beyond even me. Suppose we 'try a little' quiet, calm deliberation ' unler iIr. Gilberts aidvice." And so we resolved our?elves into a com mit.tee of ways anl means, my wife, myaelf, and the pug dog Jllmbo. The qur. tion we had to discuss rlaeted of cmlrse to money, for there are more firesiie discussions upom thins Subject than sgpan all others put togetller; and yell may be qaite sure tlat tile point naised was not as to the best metllod of iovesting a few lspare tholnands in order to lubtain the Illilllll nln amount of interest ill colllllinatiion wth the ininmum mlnolt of risk. No, the sp??iol topic before the house, or ratheerthlinat art of the house known nu the burcnkfast-rooml, was this : how enll we raise rllme toundy-nlllnlley during the next aix or eighli mnont1hs! 1111had not longco empleted mily ho-pital career...
DETECTING A THIEF. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
I'ITlUNG A THIEF. A cas? of tie capclictlion of the Indian i r tent chelie ng rice is lthus denscibed : " . natlive rolcial, who was emlloyed by LtheGover:,umL for detectig tlhieves by the rice ordeal, was called in to coinduct the iThe loser of the watchl was one of four youCng Eicglilihmlen who occupied a house togeliher. "' All the servanlts of the establishment, .some fo Ly odd in number, were seated in two rows on the ground on one of the long verandahl of the houlse. "A small piece of green plaintnin-leal was first I.!d ed ii each man's hands. "The tiefll.deteetor theicn wentlround with i howl of pounded rice, like flour, antd with a wolle;c scpoon poured a; qluantily into the ol'ecn mouthI of each servant. The order coai given that eacih notn was, within five clinule., to chew lthe rieiceclour to a lpasty iac=s and eject it on hIi. plantainc-leaf. " Most olt thie mcII set to work wilth t will, thoficsh a fe' were rather f.eighltc l at lfirst; lbut long bIefore the live nci cu...
A VICTIM OF ABSTRACTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
A VICTIM OF ABSTa ACTION. A ?oas triomn wmalkd int a cheap, lot well-lutrooised res alant tt o'ther day. and eat down at a table. II urdetrd tLa eggs, boilod mediuml , and tit ank: ilnt reverie, front which he was t rouIed by a waiter who hadl ot seen il at first, saying: "Ordered, sir ." "Pickled lamb.s' tonguesa a I a cp of tea," was the reply of tli forgetfl cutomlr, anlld thie second waitLr hurried away. lie had: hardly gone a htn a third waiter, heedless of tlavil,: b2en brestalled, repea:ted the que-lion: "Orderel, sir l" "eefl andbeaui andt a glass of milk," answered the thoughtful iman. A folurth wter r.se."itfull intqirecil what lie tentlril beifore the lir.t aller Was tilled~, and lie 1.' w llnA isi ectltof meince and a cup of covlee pusheld the e,thir aside', saytn : I " Oh, shut up. Ifere's what he drdeied." "No, it tin't," 'aid a servitor at he eartri tongues and tea ; " this is what hlie toli me to get for bito." "Out of the wtay!" cried a zealous waiter, setting a ila...
A YARN OF A "BACK END." [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
A YARN OF A "BACK ENI)."1 THE- raicIg seas.i was on the wane, ild perasons who had vet to get their winilri' keep-n class, by the way, of mech smaller dimensions than at the lpre'et time--were beginning to be somewshat ap,,llelhesire about the future. The St. Leger had eicn won by an outsider, the Cesarewitch had fallen a prey to the favourite ; but thesecret Sihad been so closely kept, and the coumiission so cleverly executed, that the horse bad come to 100 to 30 before any of the sharp;, to say nothing of the general public, hand got an inkling of the real state of affairs, and the formergentry, it need hardly besaid, did not exactly tumble over each other to declare on at such a price. Such was the state of altlris a few days before the race for the CaiIbridgeshire, which forms the subject of the story. Not the least hard hit stable during the seaoon was that ireshled over by John Hestall, as trainer, and Sir Charles Bright sea as principal patron. Disaster after ldisaster hall o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
Notice. FOR SALE. 'TIHAW CHAFF, £2 per ton, on the lifarm. Bage to be tfound. ZWAR BROS., Broadfard. NOTICE. W E have reduced the price of HAY SCHAFF live shillings per ton from Ist August. ZWPAR BROS. TO LET. T)WELLING of FIVE IOOMS in Iligh .J street north. Apply P. KENNY, Iligh street. TO LET. 03OFORTABLE TWO.ROO31ED COT. STAGSE...- ,,x- t.M. Ilammrelcy'e .Iligh .stt t , Bioadford. Apply. C. JONES. Dry Creek. AUCTION SALE NOTICE. Sale of 19 ACRES of LAND LAt SUGAR LOAF CREEK, With HOTEL thereon, lately occupied by Mrs. Ellen Wade, Will not take place On SATURDAY NEXT, 13th AUGUST, At MURRAY'S HOTEL, KILMORE, as advertised. ILSINS AND McCALMAN, 430 Bourke-St., Melbourne. IIIOADFORD DAIRYING CO., LTD, P?AYMJENTS on all shares, other than those paid up to the 5th Call, are now due, and are payable up to six p.m. on Friday, 26th inst, JAS. S. BROWN, Secretary Broadford Dy. Co. August loth, 1892. BRIOADFORID MONTHLY STOCK SALE 'unesday, 16111h August, 1892. (At Two O'Clock.) IESSRS AB...
Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
Local and General News. XXXX XXXX XXXX being the only candidate for the position of ?nusteor? to the council has been declared duly elected. New House.---A new house is just about completed at Mount Killiney for Mr. R. G. Neale, of Williamstown. The building stands on the top of the Sugarloaf, from which there is one of the prettiest views in the district. Contract.---In another column tenders are called for clearing etc.; in McKenzie and Last streets, Messrs. Young and Co., have commenced clearing in Hamilton street and repairing the Sunday Creek ford on the Sydney road. Court.---At the local Court of Petty Ses- sions on Monday last, before Messrs. Kenny and Ross, J's.P., John Noble sued J. M. Wade for £18 7s., value dishonored promi- misory note. A verdict was allowed for the full amount, with 2s. 6d. costs. Obituary.---Police Constable Kearns, of Kilmore, and a most respected member of the force, died on Tueday last, after an illness of a few weeks of rheumatic fever. Deceased le...
TURNING OF A NEW LEAF. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
I TURNING OF A NEW LEAF. .T was a commodious dwelling in the city, more home-like than lretentious. It stood close ton brown church with pillows, in front of which two tall evergreen oaks stood as sentinels. Not grim and silent sentinels, but alert, expansive, whispering to each other of the holiday festivities which ruled the hour within the church, the win dows of which were all alight. A man in shaggy overcoat and elouched hat, which pretty well concealed his features, was pacing the narrow brick walk, which extended between the house and the church. He was watcling the windows of the dwell ing, longing for just one glimpse of grace ful forms through the half-.prlted cimson draperies, and listening to the soft, low music issuing from within, with the feeling, one might suppose, of a repentant angel whohad strayed outside the gate of l'.aradise. It was hard to be outlawed, and it did not easo the pain to know that lie had brought. the misery lpon himself and others. Those garments...
Bric-a-Brac. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
Bric-a-Brac. :o:- Queensland fruit selling at 12s. per case in London. There was no contest in any of the ridings of the Kilmore Shire. The Royal Agricultural Society's Show opens on the 24th of this month. Creameries are being erected at High Camp Plain and Wallan by the Kilmore Dairy Company. Three candidates have been nominated for the vacancy in Dundas electorate in the Legislative Assembly. " Perambulator" in the "Free Press" asks : " What is to hinder the Sydney ex press being made stop each way at the Kilmore Junction ?:" At the Jlinyip police court on Wednesday, Thomas B. Carrol, licensee of the Club Hotel, was fined £2 8s. for selling drir.k to a prohibited person; George Goods, licensee of the Mlinyip HIotel, £5 and £s 5s. costs for adulterating gin with water, second offence. George Powell. lessee of the Coffee Palace at Sheep Hills, was fined £s and £2 2s. costs for having an unlicensed billiard table.-" Age."
Losses of Stock during Winter Mouths [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
Losses of i(tcl ! dturing Winter roanths 1?tr thrIee or four consecutivte ba...t. the growth rif grass and hrl?e ill nearly every district il thile co!. ny, e twur!en the imo th.s oi .\ugur: ,.,.1 I)lcellnbetlr, has bec so great as to ! mlienace to the salety of the hi iIe dur;u.ig o the .llll:r :ota.ths,: ia et cattle are now dying of stlita it Surely Liltre IstUS he sonetiltiig ; t. in the titan!agetleit whit 1 puilt.s to ai:.i a thing to ocur. JI ppit, of ,,tl)y effort that l:has bietot it.d , ill s.- ,ia and out of betrs.,t, to taco ulpl fa.r. :tera the necessit, ou p?unidilng smi kind of fodder J't thtir stocl; , the presenlt wtinter iits t i founi d Itthe unprepared. Co., that .;.;oail..l liu good condition nlow, said ready' to pcIlo, their value at the pail onct mlre, are either dead or refduceil to gaunit, iisuci able star\.;ng a ktl:tosul, waitli ta, ig corat that shelter a Ipl.titul supply of vermin. Therat is atbsolutely ti texca for this state of thilngs in a clluatt lia...
Creamery Meeting at Glenaroua. A SITE UNANIMOUSLY CHOSEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
\Crea; tcry S i ttetil:g it GCdleotri;la. A SITE UNANIMIOUSLY CIIOSEN. meeting to consider tile advise hilly of shifting the site of the pro po.ýsl (Glenaroua Creamery from Mr. NeilMcLean's to a more western posi. tiotwas held at the old (le]taroua post'fce on 'Wednesday, the 3rd inst. Tlhetwere present rl,out 30 farmers and Jiears. Alex. McLood and John Zwarldirectors, and Mr. J. S. Brown, hon. `e. of thu Broadford Dairying Com ty. M..~Ierahgty, who was unanimously voted the chair, explained that as notices had been sent round to each farmer loso present were well awase of the o ect of the meeting. lie had thought lsh matter had all been settled on the o&asion of a previous meeting. Some lla said McLean's site had been chosen ata " hole and cornlier" lm?eet ing, but Ie failed to see this, asnthe lirst meeting held to consider the ad visability if erecting a crealnery had been adjourned for a week in order to give everyote an opportunity c., attend and have a voice in the se...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 12 August 1892
In Memoriam. WAITE.--In lo:ing memory of our dear mother, Catherine Waite, who died &nbsp; August 16th, 1891. Worthy of true respect was she From those she left behind. A better mother could not be, A mother more true and kind. —Inserted by her loving son and &nbsp; daughter, G. W., and S. Reid. McRAE.—In sad, but loving remem- brance of Christopher McRae, who &nbsp; departed this life 12th August 1885. Rest on, dear brother, thy work is o'er, Thy willing hands will toil no more. No more thy gentle voice shall speak, Sleep, on dear brother, sleep. -Inserted by his loving sister Jessie.
LOVE DIVINATIONS. QUAINT AND INTERESTING CUSTOMS PRACTISED OF OLD. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 August 1892
LOVE DIVINA'ITONS. QUAINT AND INTERESIIWI CUSTOMS PRACTISED OF OLD. OME of the love divinations practised by English maidens a few hundred years ago, are very quaint and interesting. Their origin, in many instances, may be traced to the mythology of the Pagans, and beyond, until lost in the nists of antiquity. Not a few, in a modified form, are religiously believed to-day and employed by the superstitious rustics of our old country. In ancient times, St. .Agnes' Eve (January 20) was a night of great importance to girls who desired to know whsom they should marry. The first requirelrent to insure succeso, 0was they should nut eat t o that day. Th'lose who eontoo.mI to it called it: " Pastiog St. Agne?' favt." 'There were many rule&lt; tos be observed by Idandand lass, who were alxiou to discover their lovers ; the m jority of tihem have been lost in thl:,- opo'o of the long, years since these livinit inns were firmlv adhered t.o h), the bln';lis.h l .so asit gi?h?. One was " ...