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Working Men's College. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
Working len'ls Collegee, IT wouLtL repay our readers to make themselves fully acquainted with the educational advantages offered by the Working Men's College in Melbourne. Both day and evening classes are open to country students at extremely low fees. Classes such as cookery and dress. making are held on Saturday's as well as other week days; dressmaking being on Saturday morning at to o'clock, at a fee of bs. per term, and cookery on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at a fee of 5s. per term. It is proposed also to start draw ing classes on Saturday, and modelling can be joined by students who may wish to work in the day time. The arrange ment as to railway tickets are, that the student pays the ordinary fare down to Melbourne, but thereafter receives second class return tickets at the follow ing rates : Lip to 25 miles from Melbourne is. 45. ,,s,, is.6d. 60 ,, . , 25s. 75 , , ,, ,. as. 6d. Full particulars regarding all classes can be obtained by sending for a pros. pectus, price ...
CHAPTER II. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
SOILAPTER IL. Sgo, by.\tlntie breezrsm fanned, You romn thelimits of the land, S And I in London's world abide., s. I'or flotomuon uthe human tide. id, W. Watson. u't "It's ripping !" Dennis announced authori 'a tatively from the box as the overladen fly nd laboredup the hill and came in eight of Sear, jug jusna cister of thatched cottages, with yellow it, washed walls, and. overhanging eaves, and little wooden porches, and deep-set lattice ad windows, standing irregularly on eltherside of ' his steep, little villoge street, running down to a ti- cloftin the cliffs, whence a steep path leads to re. thebeach below. There were red.sailedfishing t boats drawn up on thebeach; and beyond, a my widestretch of beautiful blue dancing sea. ey Dennis had had dark misgivings that Scar or would prove to be one of those stuck- up get fashionable places where people dressed up and ag walked up and down to a band; .but these fears were disipatedby the first eight of the ad rough, little street, an...
ANGLESEY ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
ANGLESEY ASSOCIATION. A orxeiAL meeting of the County of Angle. sey Cricket Association was heid at Seymour on Tuesday evening. Present: D. E. Ryan, president, and delegates Barrett (Yea), Ryan (Avenel), Stevens (Seymour), and Dobson (ljroadford), secretary. Mlinutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed, and two accounts were passed for payment. 1Mr. Barrett said that when Yea tools the field to play the Railways Cricket Club, the latter club did not provide a ball and so the match, vwas commenced with. an old ball which burst after IS minutes, play. The Railways Clua was then unable to proceed with the game, as.rl so the match resulted in a win for Yea. A, scratch, match was afterwards pla~ed with a composition ball, and resulted in a win for Yea by ti runs. It was decided that the question of averages should stand over. until the Rail ways delegate was present. The meeting then adjourned.
Is It Haunted? [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
Is It Haunted ? The Paris correspondent of the " Daily News'" tells a strange etoryof a snpposed haunted honse. Its tenant, Vicomte de Larnage, has been a whole month tormented with noises for which he can assign no material or other cause. A week after they began he made a complaint to the Commis. sionerofPolice of the distriot. This is what he said in writing; - "M. Le Commissionaire-For eight days and nights my windows have been broken as if bullets had been firedat them. The holes made are as if pierced by the balls of rifles of the new model or rather by rifles of a still unknown model, they cutting through the glass without; otherwise breaking it. Ihave not found any projectiles, and can only speak of effects without going into caumes. This is not all. Every room in the house is noisy both day and night with cries and groans and howlings." Commissioner of Police Michant sent ten darmes and agents in plain clothes to watch the house, which is detached and sur surrounded by wall...
Broadford Presbyterian Sunday School. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
liroadforl I'resb~lterian u n-.. tidy school. THE picnic in connection with the above school was held last Saturday afternoonr: at the local rile butts, where the thil-. dres, mustered souu after 2 o'clock. Various games were played, and a pro.. gramme of races was carried out. At about half-past five tea was announced, the children sat down in rows, and goo, order was mnaintailed while full justice. was done to what was provided. An ad. journment was then made to the church,. where the distribution of prizes took place. The superintendent of the school, Mr. Mt. K. McKenzie, .M.L.A., presided, and explained that the awards about to be. made were for the years S91.9J2. Jr. addition to the prizes, books were pue sented to children who had been regular. in their attendance. 'the Froeeedinuser closed with the singing of a h) mn a d. the benediction, and the children were. supplied with fruit on retiring. 'The. prize list is as followus: GInLs. First Class-Mary Smihh, I; Margareti MlcPhe...
Strath Creek. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
$trathi Creek. -0: [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] THINGS are very quiet hereabouts just now, the only event that is looked forward to with interest is the cricket match between Yea and the local c:ub. The Flowerdale captain has every confidence in his team's ability todown theYcaites. I expect to see a large number of spectators at the match. and, whoever wins, it ought to be a good game.I tip the local boys to come out on top on Saturday, as they are in great form just now. I was at the Glenmore match, and no mistake it was just horrible to see ythe fi.d ing of some of the Flowerdale meft 0p course the team was not the best by a long way, as five of the cup team were taking a spell. The Glen boys made a very good start, Carrol 13, Coates 2o, Qunlan 33, hbt if the fielding of the local boys had bcer up, to the usual standard, the scores po the above mentionec players would have b r., much smaller; although Tim (2uinlar. deserves a word of praise for the manner in which he made his ru...
Puss is the Strongest. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
* uss is the Strongest. ------- Once upon a time, a hate was bounding along over the slippery ice. He ran and bounded, until all at once, puff ! he fell and struck himself a hard blow. After he had recovered himself a bit, he said to himself: "I wonder if this ice is very strong?" And he a?red the ice, "Say, ice, are you very strong?" " Very strong," said the ice. "If you are so strong, how does the sun melt you? The sun is stronger than you, that's why he melts you," said the hare. Then he turned to the eun,and said : "Say, sun, are you strong?" "Very strong," said the sun. "If youare so strong why do you let the clouds cover you! The clouds are stronger than you." Then he turned to the clouds, and asked : " Say, cloudse, are you strong 1" "Very strong," repled the clouds. '. If you are so strong, why do you let themonn. taines arret you! The mountains arestronger than you." Then he turned to the mountain, and said: "Say, mountain, are you strong '" "Very strong," replied the mount...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
Salt will not preserve pure butterfat. It preserres only the foreign element in butter. Vhy does the houseweife pot salt in her lard ? slt only seasons butter, and there are very tnay consumers who do not have their butter ited at all. Of course, they get it as fresh ern the churn as possible. Such butter as a eile will not "keep." It is almost impossible s make butter that does not have some casein hithich, if not salted, will at once become r"
Home-grown Products. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
Home-grown Products. The first duty of the farmer is to grow and produce from the Boil everything that is ra. quired for the support of himself, his family servants and live stock-and this can easily be done by every farmer. He must be provident. and make provision during favorable seasono of fodder t tide his live stock over periods of droughts and scarcity. It will no do to" truseat to chance" in this matter, because there is a certainty of periods of drought occurring fre quently. Hemust be a "gardener," as well es Swheatgrower and grazier, to the astent, at least, of providing fruit and vegetables for his own household. It is a most foolish thing to be dependent upon supplies of fruit and vege tables from outside sources, when you own land and possess the ability to raise these things Ulon the farm. The production of all three requisite of comfortable lite upon the farm can be easily secured by a rational apportionment of tlMa and labor. Half an hour per day would be ampltime de...
True Farming. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
True Farming. ---0-o To be successful, the true farmer must keej cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and horses on hu farm, and grow feed for them. His cows must be well supplied with succulent food, and so long as they will inrrease their supply of milk he most increase their supply of food till the limit is reached. He must select the beot of everything for reproduction, and cull out the uferiorcontinullly. His farm must be made to produce something all the time, antd he will find that it will pay better to apply manure and roise an intermediate crop than to let his land stand idle under bare fallow. leotation or alternative crops will clean and enrich his soil as well as add to his profits. Vines for raIsins, currants, wine, fruit trees, vegetables, peas, beans, vetches, sorghum, maize, tall abbage and every plnot that will grow and ran be used as food for men or beost will help to make farmiong profitable.
The Farm Must Feed the Farmer. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
The Farm Must Feel the Farmer. The first duty of the farmer is to grow and produce from the soil everything that is required for the support of himself, his family, servants and live s'ock-and this can easily be done by every farmer. He must be provident, and make provision during favorable seasons of fodder to tide his live stock over periods of drought and scarcity. It will not do to " trust to chance" iu this matter, because there is a oertainty of periods of drou?gaht oecurrig fre. quently. He must he a "ardener," as well as a weat.grower and grazmer, to the extent at least of providing fruit and vegetables for his own household. It is a most foolish thing to be dependent upon supplies of fruit and vegetables from outlsde sources, when you own land and possess the ability to raise these things upon the farm. The production of all these requisites of comfortable life upon the farm can be easily secured by a rational appointment of time and labor. Half an hour per day would he amp...
He Was Discouraged. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
He Was Discouraged. ----0 I was, for the sake of a view, climbing one of the rough peakS among the mountains of West Virginia one day, when I came to a very skimpy kind of a cornfield far up the mountain with a log cabin at one side of it. A man and a woman were hoeing corn and four or five children were pulling up the weeds. Work was immediately suspended when I appeared in sight, and I hailed the man to know the short ent to the summit. He came over to the brush fence and after he hadgiven me some instrnucions I asked him if he owned the farm. "It's nip an' tuck, stranger," he said, "whether I own the farm er bit owns me." '" How many acres have you F' " Wal, thar's 500 in the track, but ther's only erbout forty ez kin be worked, an' shat lays right 'round here." " Did you buy it or did somebody leave it to you The man's sailow face showed a faint blush. "Stranger," he said sheepiebhly, "I boyed it, er leasta-ays I traded a male for hit."' "A good mule,"I Inquired with a laugh. "W...
Examination Curiosities. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
Examination Curiosities, The following curiosities of the examina. tion room-taken from the current issue of the "Sphinx" (the Liverpool University College journal)-onght to be bona.fide, and are certainly entertaining : "It might be expected," says the "Sphinx" "that candidates for Victoria degreeswould atleast be able to spell pass ably. The following specimens, are, how ever, are, to say the lelst, curious :--For social economy one wrote social comedy; he had probably been seeing 'Lady \inder mere's Fan,' or some other society comedy. "The authors of the following blunders ap parently, however, had conscientious objec. tions not only to seeing, but to reading a play. We find : 'Romeo and Jnilliet,' 'The Colony of Errors.' 'The Comedy of Herod, ' The Comedy of Errors,' ' The Taming of the Shrewd;' andplaywright' was variously spelt playritbt andplaywnte." Nor was it only in the Elizabethian drama that these gentlemen were unversed : .For "Euphoes," Ufoyes. Usage, and Ulysses. For ...
Shrinkage of Wool. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
Shrinkage of Wool, o- An Iowa agricultural bulletin reports a careful test of wool stored bydiffereut methods, iu order to decide whether wool lost in weight, and how much, if any. All the wool was exosed to free circulation of air, but ini some of the experiments it was sacked or boxed to exclude dust. In the boxed wool, April..heared fleeces weighing 47;lh. at shearing weighed 491b. on the lot of August, but at the end of the year had fallen back to its original weight. The fleeces on the shelf gained tbree.qacrtern of a pound in a total of 4Sulb, or increased to 491b. But June-sheared fleece did not gain, but lost about 6 per cent. of its original weight. It has been a common remark of farmers that wool was the one article they grew which did not lose, but generally gained in weight b keeping. Those expeiments shoiw that there i something in the farmers' Idea. The experi menter believes that heavy, oily wool losee most. Is this in accordance with the cxpe. rience of farmers? Has ...
The Uses of Arsenic. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
The Uses of Arsenic. Mr H. C. L. Anderson, late Director of Agri culture, lDepartment of Agriculture, 8I-dney, sends the following to the" Sduery Mail ': The followin note from a letiter which I lately received from Mr t. I'. Itolhwell. manager of the Scientific Publishing Company of New York, may be of interest to some of your readers: " I note your own interest in agriculture, and would mention a fact of my personal e lerience, which has always appeared to me to be of al. most incaelculable mportance. It is the u e of arsenic in agriculture as a vermicide. I eaperi merted with it some years ago with very re markable roaeulta, but baro h. no opportunity to ollow it up. I used common white arsenic (arsenious oxide) of commerc (I used it crude) mixed with fertiliser of any kind, and applied it to theland in the proportion of from loth to to 30)lb of arsenic per acre. It killed every worm in the fields, and apparently, the insects that hatch in the ground. It hats no injiurious effect...
AGRICULTURAL COLUMN. Pre-eminence of English Agricultural Machinery. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
ACRICULTURAL COLUMKN . Pre-eminence of English Agri cultural Machinery. The present position of the agricultural ng ineenn. firms of this country (ayse the "Engineer') is on of the most gratifyi evidenees that could posibly be .forded of UUt ouperiority of the English engineering trades to aUfthe foreign competition that can he brught against them. Notwithstanding allthe attempte of American, German, French and other agrt cultural engineers to nspersede English agri cultural machinery abroad, our agricultart engineering workshops are. many of them, to day crowded with export orders from all perta of the world. At the preenot time thi activity Sspecally noticeable, and call for most sea gratulatory remark. That in the midst of ae reaeed times for man of our other industries, the agricultural mhinery trades should be so busy as now, seems to point to a preferene abroad for English machinery of this cs of a unmintakable charaeter. American engineesr boast of the lightness of their agri...
Vegetable Members that Dance. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
Vegetable Members that Dance. The fruits and spores of some plants may be said to dance. For instance, each minute spore of the common horse.tail plant is en veloped by two spiral bands, which roll round the spore when damp, and unroll on becoming dry. Hence, if the spores be breathed upon, they dance up and down. The fruits o a Mexican Sebastiana. and of a Mediterraean Tsmarix, execute hopping movements, occasioned by insect larva wlich lie inside them. Each fruittspikelet of the gross, Avena sterilis, has two long slender awns, which are bent in a knee.like fashion. When moistened, the two awns rotate in opposite directions, till they meet and press against each other. Eventually the pressure becomes so considerable that they violently slip past each other, thus causing the whole structure to jump. A repitition of these mover.ents causes the spikelet to Cance over the ground.
Extraordinary Case of Trance. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 16 February 1894
Extraordinary Case of Trance. From Militech, in Silesia, an extraor dinary case of trance is reported. It seems that owing to the grave not being in readiness some delay occurred in the burial of a lady, the wife of a major in the army, who to all appearances had died. On the fourth day after the lady'a supposed death the maid was placing fresh flowers round the coffin, when she was much startled at seeing the body move and finally assume an erect position. The lady had'evidently been in a state of coma during the past tour days and narrowly escaped being buried alive.