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RIVAL AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
RIVAL. AGENTS. Considerable interest was centered in a case heard at the lrunswick court on Wednesday, in which the contending parties were two well known land and estate agents, Samuel T. Kenyon and Alexander Ferguson. The lirst-named sought to recover a sumn of £5, being portion of commission received for a sale which afterwards fell through. The statement of plaintiff was that, in July last, acting as agent for the vendor, 1'Queen, lie sold a piece of land to a man manned Salome, and received a sum of £ 10 as deposit. The contract was signed, and Mr. Ferguson, who held that he was actilg in conjunction as agent, claimed and received half the conmmission (£10), signing an agree mnent to return this in the event of any unforscen contingencies arising. Later on, owing to the fact that the vendor was unable to give a certificate of title, the sale fell through, and Kenyon, on receiving a Cout ty court summons, paid the E10 into court. Defendant refused, however, to return his proport...
DISHONEST WOODSELLERS. A WARNING TO THE PUBLIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
DISHONEST WOOD SELLERS. A \VARNING TO TILHE PUBLIC. A young maln named Dennis lReardon was arrested on Saturday night by Constable Jolly, of Brunswick, on a charge of being drunk while in charge of a horse and dray. The man at the time had a colllpanion with him inl a similar coindition, ut lihe succeeded in efl'cting his escape. Reardon and his dray (which contained a load of wood) were conveyed to the lock-up. The police at Brunswick and elsewhere have received t:unulerous complaints as to the conduct of several men who lhawk lice wood in their persistent enlleavors to lead persons to purchase their wood. Their practice is to pursue their calling after nightfall, when they call upou houseloldlers with lpitiabhle stories as to having lost their way, or as to their horses having gone l;lme or Ibecomle knocked up, and they offer to sell a load of woo I at what is apparently a very low figure. People are led away by the tale, andt outl of charity very often agree to purchase. The wood...
SPORTS AND PASTIMES. FOOTBALL MEMS. BRUNSWICK V. CARLTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
SPORTS AND PASTIMES. FOOTBALL [MESIS. BRUNSWICK V. CARLTON. T'hera was an attendance of fully 3)000, including a fair sprinkling of ladies, to witness the inauguration of the football season on the Brunswick recreation reserve last Saturday after noon, when the annlual match between the C;arlton rand locals was contested. Previously tihe visitors have invariably been successful, but the fact that the antalgamnation of the South Brunswick with the town had this season taken place, together with the team of 23 against 20, made local barrackers sanguine of success, it being generally conceded that we should have a very strong junior club for the coming coLn tests. Prior to a start being made, Bromiley was elected captain for the ensuing season and Lorrain, who was a one time St. Kihla supporter. filled the post of captain for the visitors. The Bruts wick town brass hand, under the leader ship of Mr. C. Holloway, discursed sweet selections of music, the airs from the Gondotiers and arra...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
H Having an Extensive Circulation throughout the Immediate and Surrounding Districts, our columns afford Unequalled Advantages for Advertising, and supply Tradesmen, Manufacturers and others with the best means of givinr publicity to their various -trades and callings.
RAISED FROM THE MINE. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
Raise my head, miiate, ioYI hTlTi's c ?sy Though I've striven till it's no use now to strive Witth old Death;i but fate's iaginstlo 'Tis a fact, mate, all too lear ': Death rose with iue when yo ra ieil me froni the drie. : W\ihen I heard the tilmbers reakig, lld tihe indle lights went out;': Aind the imullock fell around' iUie fic and alft, Mate, I thought you'd lnever?re?tei lne till life's flame had flicker:il'oio. Thongh I heard the resueu s?wo ers in the shaft I could hear the nmulled tappitigoftlieiri picks, but couldn't move ; ".; ,'° Then I thought, as all menithiilt : t times, of God, ' ý.,. - .Knowing w?ell I luhal no title hdeeds - my right to Heaven to lprove,- :? , Till my conscience smote as smiites a tyrant's rod. r Then my senses must haveleft ins. fer I thought that you aiid I Once again were on the roa.l and "camping out," You could barely fill the " billy " a't the creek, 'twas almost dry, As were all the waterholes, there about, Thus for days we tramped together,...
Poetry. ON THE COLD SEA LYING. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
IDoetry . :ON THE COLD SEA LYING. _ - o Down in the yellow bay, A youth and a maiden gay, H e and I: :',pon the set the nlmmer Ii oepine. * p to the heore the soft waves creeping, Timen to our young love keeping, While hours tlash by. Dawn in the yellow L,ay We nook our cheerless way, He and I; hlle ihircring anutumn went and wonderel, As on the sl o-rs theo ild wares ihundeel l; TWe knew that we were sundered, While hours rushed by. Dwan in the yellow bly. Thera wandered yesterday, Not be, but 1; Chill winteron the cold sea lying, lipon thie shore the long waves sighing, An old grey woman crying, While hours wore hy. t l, I see the crenrent promise of my sptrit.hath ' nt yet: ,ineent foants of inspiration well through all my faniy yet. T- ?e. sos. i bhn ' hen tr ' o n fold That all the world grows older, Aid hirats and hopes to-day so cold To-morroeow mnst be coldcer. - -Pnr.n.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
"'THE COBURG LEADER." PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY, At BATES' BUILDINGS, SYDNEY ROAD, CORURG. PRICE-ONE PENNY. fo be obtained at TIIE LEADER Office, or of Mrs. Summers, News Agent. JOB PRINTING of Every Description executed in the best style. CuAoRGc 3I0DEIATE. ULL particulars of Church Work, to gether with reports of proceedings of riendly Societies, Football, Cricket and all Athletic Clubs will be given in the columns of. "THE LEADER," and it is hoped that leaders and Secretaries will recognise our en deavor to cater for readers in every depart ment, by forwarding for insertion all "special advertisements, and according us a share of their patronage. Items of interest, and any articles intended for insertion in our news columns, should he forwarded to the Editor not later than Monday evening, otherwise their publication cannot be guaranteed. Our columns are open to all intelligent correspondents without respect to creed or color, with the proviso that all correspon dence must be brie...
Not Generally Known. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
Not Generally Known. --o9 Standing by a friend, the other day, I ex pressed a wish to know which point was tile north. He at once pulled out his watch. looked at it, and pointed to the north. I asked him whether he had a compass at. tached to his watch. " All watches," he re plied, " are compasses." Then he explained to me how this was. Pcint the hour hand to the sun, and thesouth is exactly half way between the hour and the figr.re twelve on the watch. For instance, suppose that it is four o'clock. Point the hand indicating four to the Eun and two on the watch is exactly south. Suppose that it is eight o'clock; point the hand indicating eight to the sun, and the figure ten on the watch is due south. 3[y friend was quite surprised that I did not know this, but 1 feel sure that many share my ignorance.
A Balloon Accident. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
A Balloon Accident. An ascension of the balloon Patrie took place from the Avenue de la Defense de Paris, at Courbevoie. at four o'clock one afternoon. Mir. Paul Leprince, the cwronaut. and .Mr. George Dsmuit, one of his friensl, both nineteen years of age, were in the car. The ascent was very rapid. The spectators who were present saw tie balloon assume suddenly a peculiar shape. First it flattened out, then it assumed the shape of a spindle, then that of a ball. They sapposed at first that the balloon was a dirigible air ship ; but the real facts became apparent by the swaying of the balloon, and then by the awful drop that followed. " The balloon has burst. and the poor unt. fortunate are lost !" cried the spea tatlos. This is what took place as narrated by JMr. Paul L prince, who tr.s beten ood enough to give us the facts of tile case : There was nothing unusual about the in flating operations. For a moment,however, the balloon was carried by the wind against the branches of aca...
Subjects for Thought. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
Subjects for Thoughnt. EAcn individual owes a duty to society to exert an inlluerce against evil doing, and he cannot ignore it with impunity. One of the most powerful of human influences is that of a popular opinion. Every one respects it, and in greater or less degree is led by it, consciously or unconsciously. Whether as a restraint or an incentive, it is ever actively moulding the conduct of the community. But what is popular opinion ? Itis nothing more than the aggregate of in dividual opinion, rnd it is made manifest only by the frank expreesion of each indi vidual in various and characteristic ways. It is not an outside something which we can take in and analyse and diecues, for each one of us is daily contributing his or her share to its formation. We cannot rail at it for being frivolous or cruel or fickle or untrust worthy without in a degree condemning ourselves in the same direction. What ever be its charaicer, we must each accept a measure of responsibility in having ma...
A Queen's Kitchen Cabinet. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
A Queen's Kitchen Cabinet.-In Queen Victorate' kitchen there is a bookkeeper to give orders to grocers, provision and other dealers, four clerks to aid him in his work, a chief cook, four master cooke, swo yeomen of the kitchen, two assistant.cookP, two roast ing cooks, four ecourers, three kitchen maids, a store keeper, two " green oflJae " men, two steam apparatus men, first and second yeo. men of confectionery, an apprentice, three female assistants, a baker and assistant, and three cffee room women. There is an ex tensive wine cellar, superintended by a man of large salary, and an army of officers en gaged in various departments suggestive of rtlinb a nd drinkiris. It.is simply remnatable that during the past year twenty-nidn thouisand letters should have been posted.without any ad dresses, and that of these one thousand nine hundred' andl forty.five shonld bave con tained money or cheques of the value of over six thousand pounds. The average flow of petroleum in the Itaku regio...
THE CONTROL OF THE ROYAL PARK. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
THE CONTROL OF THE ROYAL PARK. A meeting of thie trustees of the Royal Park was held in Selborne-chambers on Thursday afternoon, to consider a letter received from the Secretary of Lands asking the trustees to express an opinion as to the advisableness or otherwise of placing the Royal Park under the same conditions as the other parks and gardens in and around Melbourne, namely, under the joint control of the Government and City Council. The matter was very fully discussed, the trustees present being Mr. David Moore (in the chair), Barron von Mueller, K.C.M.G., hon. see., and Messrs. F. R. Godfrey, Wm. Davidson (inspector-general of public works), A. Purches, J. Pigdon (city coun cillor), A. Norrah, N. Wimble (Secretary for Lands), and A. A. C. Le Sonef. The trustees expressed their willing ness to do whatever would tend to promote the improvement of the park for the public benefit, but before con senting to give up their trust or expression of any opinion, the following resolution,...
The Inner Man. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
The Inner Man. Atmospheric Humidity.-The amount of aqueous vapor that the atmosphere is cap- . able of holding varies with its temperature, briog greater when the air is warm, greater in Summer than in Winter and greater in a warm than a cold climate. The relative humidity exercises a powerful influence upon animal and vegetable life. It is a well-known fact that the inhabitants of a dry climate are e as a rule, thin and sallow, while thoso living ina moist insular country have well developed t figures and fresh, ruddy complexions. It is t to the greater dryness of this country that we owe the peculiar phisique of our pvople, s which is so ddiffrent from that of our Eugl sh Ancestors. S:talintweit, a German, who travelled ext.lerively in this country, notesa tlis peculiarity, arserting 'that we are very t proud of the leanness of our women: "Ac- h cording to Pettenhofcr and Volt, the human F body cxhales from the lungs and skin twenty eight ounces in twenty-four hours and of this a ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
SWellcsley," s Slitchell Street, Brunswick. s Gentlemen, I beg to draw your attention to the fact that thie partnershi1p hitherto existing I between Mr. Thorne and myself has been dissolvedl. I have much pleasure in infornm S you that I have commenced t, practiscon my o own behal f as an Architect and Surveyor at temporary oflices at Messrs, Lawrencei B'ros., 417 Sydney-road, Brunswick, until I can pro e cure more suitable premises. I take this op portunity of expressing my hope that you will favor me uwith: a continuance of your I conillence, in my professional ability and integrity. in the future, as you have done in r the past, and for which I now tender you II my sincere thanks. I beg to remain. gentlemen, e Yours obediently, HIARRY N. RENDELL, Architect and Surveyor d 2f? LET. COBURG. COTTAGES, 5 L Roomis, BIathroom, Verandahs, Asphalt, 6 feet fences, lrains. Ss. Apply Premisec hellicld-strret. S ED GUM PAVING ILOCKS FOR SALE, (about 1500 in number), size Sin. x Sin. x 3in., su...
CHURCH OF CHRIST. SABBATH SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
;,..CHURCH OF CHRIST. SAI?IATHLI SCHOOL ANNI VERS AltY. On Sunday week the anniversary of the school attached to the Church of Christ, Gleulyon-road, was comimemo rated by three special sermons, which were preached morning, afternoon, and evening by Dr. Hlammond. Children graced the platformn by their presence in large numbers and were arranged on galleries at either side, leaving the centre clear, and the place for tihe preacher unobstructed. All the services were largel3 attended, that in the evening being specially good, and Dr. IInmmlnd, v.ho is really an eloquent gentlemlan, was able to engage the attention of all his hearers. Last Tuesday evening saw the anni versary tea and public meeting, the attendance at the first-named being gratifying. The tables cleared, seats were once more arranged in order, and ere any length of time had elapsed, visitors for the after meeting were quietly flocking in, so that by eight o'clock the church was compactly filled. Mr. Pitmian, who preache...
THE COUNCIL TABLE. BRUNSWICK.—MONDAY. Present: Crs. Fleming (mayor), Fraser, King, Lacey, Methven, Morgan, Phillips and Trenoweth. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
:::THE ? COUNCIL TABLE. i I 1RUNSWICIK.-MosAv. Present: Crs. Fleming (mayor), Fraser, King, Lacey, Methree, Morgan, Phillips a'l Trenoweth. : COInESPONDENCE. : From Fire Brigades Board, asking inforiuation as to value of rateable pro perty in the town. Received. S.; S.."T Kenyon for arded a request that asphalting be laid in Davis-street. Received, writer to be informed that if "he forwards cheque for half cost, the work will be proceeded with. Froml Law Department, stating that the Hon. the linister of .Justice had not arrived at a decision re courthouse site. Receiveld. From .lsire Secretary Maldon, in forming council that a meeting wouol be lield at the towii hall, Mlbourne, on iWeliesday 15h.1, inst. rersilway freight on fru t. Cr. Methrven was aippointed a dcleateo to atted the meeting, isi tLte iotion' of Cr. Fraser. From: shire: secretary' of Cobig, foria rdiig plans of -'Morel nid-road signed: as requested, ai d requesting conference. ',K Cr. Phillips iniored tliat the lette...
AN ARCTIC PHANTOM. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
AN ARCT!C PHANTOM. B=" J. W. iranIDttiSs. It was in Jenu.ry, and we werein latitude 15ifg. 21?iin. coutl'. The heat was beyond dh s.ription, for we were lyingbeealmcd under atropical sun. The sea was a deepccrp phire blue, tranclucent to a mysterious depth, so that, leaning over the rail, one could ree bits cf ,;isly tinted eea-weed float ing far below the Eurfee. O casicnnlly n ,rown fish, loel.irg purple through the glo:if. ieg waser,swould shoot close to the ship and thre, smniting the placid depths into obivering silver, go sEcrrying r.way into the ircitite u:ltnown cf the great dcr p. i There wac not a breath cf air. The sea lay litke ;caltn glass under th- pitiless Eun, and the long undulation of the swellaeciredlike. thcdcep prn::nos cf a heat cpprcssed boeem. Ti'he he:izon was lost in a dim gray haze. that quivered with the radiant heat, and gave everything an appearance o! melting. Thepitch in the reams of the deck was soft and rtielty. Ss:rtny Serlce, the scennd mate, decl...
AUNT CYNTHIA'S PRIZE PEACH. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 22 April 1891
AUNT CYNTHIA'S PRIZE PEACH. By A. TEMPLE BELLEW. Miss Enderbury's mantelpiece was always a matter of curiosity and pleasure to her numerous nephews and nieces; each sepa rate article upon it posessed a charm in their eyes, but the mo=t charming of all was an ordinary pickle jar with one solitary peach reposing in a sea of syrup at the bottom. The younger children looked upon it merely as a tempting morcel placed tantalie. ingly beyond their reach, but the cider ones often wondered how it came to be given a place among the family daguerrotypes, wax flowers, and china match safes, and often teased their aunt to tell them the reason. In vain; Aunt Cynthia would never disclose the mystery. She had never told an3one, she said, and she never would ; and she would shake her head decidedly, until the little corkEcrwC ringlets bhohed again ; and then, when all had left the room, she would stand with clasped hands gazing tenderly at the jar, and sigh fearfully," No one ehallcvor know." Howeve...