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RECRUITS AND THE SIZE OF MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
RECRUITS AND THE SIZE OF MAN. A. man only five feet high stands less chance of being hit by a marksman than a giant. The small man is also as a rule far more active and capable of endurance than the taller one. We get through more work than our forefathers, yet there is every reason to believe that we are pigmies com pared with them. According to a chronolo gical scale of the human stature presented to the Academy of Belles Lettres by Hema rion in 1718, Adam was a man of most com manding presence, being exactly ooe hundi red and twenty-three feet nine inches high; and Eve, though shorter than her husband, was a fine woman, for Henrion fixes her height at 118ft 9in. If Henrion's theory is correct, the size of man will dwindle after the present war. He asserts that it began to diminish after the fall of our first parents, and this diminution went on until the adi vent of the Christian era. For instance, Noah showed a sad falling off from Adam, standing at least twenty feet shorter in ...
A DIVORCE NEEDED. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
A DIVORCE NEEDED. The wife of a well known citizen is about to apply for a divorce upon these grounds: -Some four years since her husband brought home a baby, which, he said, he found lying in the street, and which, as they were child. less, they concluded to adopt. About a year after this he brought home another, and the good woman thought she could stand that one too. A similar period passed away, and one evening he opened the door and fdll headlong into the, room, swearing with studied correctness at a dog, which had tripped him up, but which, upon inspection, turned out to be another baby. The lady's suspicions were aroused, but to allay this she hastened to implore him to adopt that darling also, to whi?h, aftersome slight hesi tation, he consented. Another twelvemonth rolled into eternity, and one evening the lady heard a noise in the back yard, and going out she saw her husband laboring at the windlass of the well with unwonted' industry As the bucket reached the top he reach...
MELBOURNE CATTLE MARKET. DALMAHOY CAMPBELL AND CO. REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
-U - MELBOURNEB CATILE MAR?ERTT. DALMA?HO OA13PDITI AND (tO. RtrPOT, Vnr the we>ek endinr Dcoimber 28, 1870: VAT CATT-r.-- 87 h1ea were yarded and dilpo.ed of to-day, the quality of which, on the who!, was int' medium. N(tti hetnuding the unugsel sm'l r.umber to and?, pries did not advasnc so mueh as .mizht have been expzcted. The mer.t compani , opvra'ed only to a limited Px'eat, and the trade nnpUpitioU wal very iniall, o.ing to the tiolidt-v Wo qote-thP hbet cattle or top pen., fromn aE trf 7s fi Prr htad liijh-r than la't quotations, say fully 22; 61 per lfOih ; other d;ecriptions at late ratee. Wf hiave sold 295 for Mr J. de V. Lamb, Cheshunt Silti', lBullo River, Q icensland-bullochk averagivt £7 R. 3! ; cowe, t £tl 15i. Far S'Err.-19 073 atered. Thi, nhow in the p, Cs was a poor one, being much beliw t!e ave'rt, which, coupkd 'ith the usual fil liog.it it. thl E.i:umoplin Cinriao the h!ida;ys, Wueaed the r.takrt to hbe cie of the hilil't of the -ason, anid hI44 it net brn ...
MAIL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
MAIL NEWS. ---------- We take the subjoined items of war new-, rearivad by the 'alifornian Mail, from tLe Otago Dily Times of the 23rd inet.: FRENCH PRPAtRATIONS IN THE NOR78. A sueeial correspoudent of the Nero York Herald talecrathe from Lille on the 9 ', at 6 a m. as f lows:-" At the head-qua tere of General Rourbaki tt:e'e is a lile anoitatin at the intellica,.ce of the Pruei-n approach. There i+ conrinued excitement in the streets and odes, and the people are all for resi.t4nc,'? Tnousands from the country are entering the city in reapmrse to the Mayor's proclamati n, with droves of cattle and poultry. The eemy a movments are strio'ly corceled. The Prussians are reported fifty leagues from th- city" A correas Inet?t of the came journal erites from Lille on the 10 b November as f lows :--"In view of an ioipated bombardment, the military organisation hfre is most oomor!tt; civil and military eneierrs, mecehanis, contractors, iron and cooper feotnders, have been set to w,,k in the...
LOSS OF A VESSEL AND FIVE LIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
L0~ OF A VESSEL AND FIVE LIVES. Another leatentahle shipping diteator is reporteo attended wibh a serions Ile no li'e. The Amelis, of Swan.ea, whioh wes bou d from B lb a t Swansea, with a cargo of ore, after earing the former ro*t, ere untered !e?ilt . weather, the seas frequently we hi g contld te3i over her. On the morning of 14th inotant the weaher was exeedingly stormy, in the couee of which the veseel sr'ined ,vry muoh, and -ventually broke in two ar.midshipe, and f und rel about twen-y minutes afteewar a off Santnriu, a ,lace between Btlboa and Santander: Th. crew ha'i o: ly ist time to lower the two boats and I are the veaede before she went down. One of the hoeta with f ur ofthe seamen in it was shortly aftetwards struck by a sea and cap:z?l, and the four man drowned. Itie beat was was?ed ashore next day rear Santoria Tie serond host, cotaiuing the o'pe'in, the ohief ofli er, twr semenn, end a boy, wns beached near Srrtloria, but whilst the men were endeavou'ing to Itd thro...
THE NEUTRALITY OF THE UNITED STATES. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
THE I1EUTRALITY OF THE UNITED STATES. President Grant has iaseed a proclamation raind. ing his pre vious proolamatiou of neutrality between the European belligerents, and stating in the preamble that he ihas reason to apprehend that armed ouisers belorging to the telligerents may be tempted to abuse the hos-italbty exter ded to them in the ports of the United 8at, s. Therefore he declares that the frequenting or using of the waters with;n the jurisdiction of the United States by either b. ligerernts as points of observation or prepa-ation for hostile operati,:ns will be regarded as violating American neutrality. President Grant consequently proclaims that from the 12th of Octoher, and durinL the oonriuaence of hostilities between Franoc and the North German Confederation, no war vessels of either beliPgernt will be permitted to use the. ports, bar bcu~r, or waters of the United States as places of resort for warlike preparatians, or for obtaining warlike equipments. No vecael of eit...
NOYES AND REED REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
DOYEB AND REED RTPOAT, Por the week encing December 28, 1870: As might have been expected the publio holidays have caueed a complete cessation of busir:.e. We therefire hvse no sales to report. Prices of mill, farr, and dairy produce are much the some as last week's quotations, and we do not anticipate any alteration until after the beginning of the New
MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET M'CAW, ADAM ON AND CO REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
MSE LOURN?? PRODUDE M ARKET M'l'Aw, ADAM'ON AND C0 REPORT, For the Week ending Dcoember 28, 1870r- Price rule about the same as last week, but in oeMequenroe of the hollaye, very few transsetinns have been oarri'd through. In flaur and wheat scarcely any hueineaa has been dore. Feeding graine are in rather better demand. Good samples of oats brineina 3, 5d to 8. 81. and Mai3i of siund quality up t) 4'. In dairy produce there haa net been much animatimn. Prime potted butter would find ready purchasers up to 6jd. Below we give details--reault of actual sales. a D £ aD Flour, sk dad Victorian 12 7 6 to 12 15 0 Ma:.ze 0 4 0 Wheat, i;nerior . 2: 0 4 7 to 0 5 0 Capo earley 0 2 9 to 0 210 Oits, feed 0 3 a to 0 3 6 Brun 0 1 1 Pollard, oosrae and finoe 0 0 11 Poteeoes 1 10 0 to 210 0 iBrcon 0 0 a to 0 0 8 T ems, inferiur & damaged 0 0 61 Cheese, sound 0 0 41 to 0 0 7r Do, damaged and inferior 0 0 ]] to 0 0 54 Better, Dotted 0 0 sa to 0 0 64 Do, fresb, prints and lumps 0 0 5i tb 0 0 7...
DISCOVERY OF HUMAN REMAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
DISCOVFRIY OP BUIAN EtMAINS. Many of onr. radera will rePmmber that about eight years reo a man named Alln, a hawker, re. siding near Brandybottom in the Riehm,,nl distriot, was ruddenly minued; and although every search was made for him ht the police at that. time, no C n. as to his fate could be diecovered. On the 24th Den. last a boy rut hut tine nmar the resi4enoe of a se tier named Pickl s, abut five miles from Jerualtem, came across the remains of a human being under thi hntighs of a oherry tree, within a short distance from Pickles' house. The head wa fund to be detached from the body, aid tbe bores were eosttered abon" t'e grou'id. the clothing found, however, left no doubt on the mirns of those who have been con cerned in the invest ea'ion as to the bores being the remains of the unfortunate man Allen. At the time Allan was missing it appears that he had left his horse and cart at a friend. named Ilea, at Brandys b'ttom, to walk to Pickles' house, where he stayed fir some t...
A MODEL WATER COMMISSION. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
± MODEL WATER COMMISSION. The proopedioge of the Ballarat Water Commfasion o1r Friday dVeniog were (asy thbo Eveui-g Mai-) of aooi a o' tactr ase will n o, it is truated, for the. honor of the Ballarat local ixititutions, occur again. The deolaraijon made by Oouaoillor Btejinfeld, to the Ltffevt etktt he had iaatn1eted the eeoretary to take-the stepaee did in regird to the dispute with the BursPire Road Bonrd, dprvoked an angry diacnueiou, aouin cdillorl ,_:R;dier h?ade speeoh' after. speeoh, zintil upwards of t~euty had been delivered. Conu. oillor Janes, in ut r-:dlle oa of the chairman's rcling, etill kept e?and edi8ed those pre, e.nt Rith a lone 'wi!e " Orde; i" "Chai!'' and ! Sit dowri rl' urn oried. The chairman .threatened severalj leave the chair, when, at length Coancillo!. ames resumed his s at. Now an attaok was made on Councillor :.teiifld, aund groes nesronalities vere freely induleed in, until the Ma.ynr of the city called Mr Steinfeld 'an infernal liar," and fVl we'lu...
[?] [?] BOARD. [?] 2nd 1871. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
OARBD. i,'ay 2it 1891. . so? Roeit ist, ]ford, and ( " CC af ;ltra, Mr Hurst was S,? n , follows was read and con. S. n Bridges eee, ssking to be :1 name~' of treasurer and chairman: .%The -gas ordered to b'.forwarded, on the.mo. T'Leodteepoer ; 'y Mr Ford. ". n for the find, asking for a donar t '?Jod3ig annual report. "Y..? *mnved that a donation of three Seconded by Mr Ford and car. NCp r tino non erence on flood damages, enelcsing of ao ion taker. Rec,ired. art*om Regitirar General, enclosing statistics for . :Rec'ivd; ; rom M L Xing, eneloir g copy of Amended trs Statute Bill as it pnse3d the Aseembiy. Rot S.yer and ordsced to be eaknowledged with thanks. ? 6 From A Campbell, asking for this Board's share Sif rebate (£1210r) on rent o: Lnrefield toll pate; 4r, for an orde: on the. Laneefield Road Board for ,ihe aimount. t ft v'durat stid he wdold in future oppose ary redi-:'ion blr Zrd iye.d that t a letter be received, and the eanount'of l2 10, as compensation be paid. Se :ead...
LANCEFIELD ROAD BOARD. Tuesday, January 3, 1871. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
LANTEFIELD ROAD BOARD./ Tuesday, January 3, 1871. / P:esent :-The Chairman ('t 8. Graham, Esq, J.P.) R. T. Beasley, Esq, J.P., and Messrs Woodman, Foy, Collery, Seymour, and afterwards, Mitchell and Birney. The minutes of the previous ordinary meeting, as well as those of a speeial meet ing, were read and confirmed. After the correspondence inwardi had been all read, Mr Foy moved and Mr Beasley seconded that the correspondence as read be received, Carried. The letters upon which no further action was taken are as follows: 2 From the office of Lands and Survey, in answer to a .communication .from the Board, stating that two reserves of 30 and 50 acres respectively wa re 'already under the control of .the Board, ahd informiing the Board that the subject of the other;reserves would receive due attention Wlhen i came betore the department tation ia the. matt. gardens. 4 `From the Centra C forwarding forms to be Letters were received Riddell, and Smith, M.D.A; to reserves. No;r Tbhe'most...
TERRIBLE LADIES OF PARIS AND THEIR PROJECT OF POISONING THE INVADERS. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
TERRIBLE LADTIE OF PARIS AND THEIR PROJECT OF POISONING THE INVADERS. Numbers of Frenchwomen ask t, be formed into a corps of Amazons; they require head quarters, arms--tnd above all a uniform. The A?maar,ne (ir is the name they have given themselvy.r) prop -se to form an armed legion 500 strong, who.e outy it should be " to relieve the wounded on the field of battle, to tend lhem a-ive at the movable and eta tionary ambulanres, and at need to replace them on the ramparts." Now, in the name cf common sense, of what use would these Amznms be on the battlefield when called upon to lift the dead weigh' of a wounded soldier ? That is work f;r a a'out, strong man. A woman would infallibly break dowiffrom mere?itfciency. of biceps. In short--for the present is no time for mnere compliments and gallantry-the Amsaons would be terribly in the way. The flehinh men would be called u;mon to die with them, or be under tle equally pain'ul ni oeseity of leavie g them to their fate. As to taking an...
MARK TWAIN'S WAR MAP. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
IAURK TWAINt8 WAR MAP, Mark Twain publishes in the 'Sprss his first war map. His explanation is better tfan the map. Here t16 i t The abose map explaint itself. -The idea of this map is nos original wIth me, out is borrowed from the Tribuxo and the .uher great metropolitan journals. I olaim no other merit for this production (if I my so pall it) than that it is accurate. The main blemish of the city paper maps, of which it6 s as? imitation, is, that in them wore attention seems paid to artist:€ FiotureiqleUes tbbn geographbial rlio lýIity, Inasmuch as this is thde rst time I ever tried: to draft and engrave a mapp or attempt anything:in the line of a't at all, the commendations that the work has reoeived, and the edmiratior it has excit:d. among the people, hlise been very ,rateful?to my feelings. Aod. is t ,uth ng to refl:o~ that by far" tie n.ost enihuPfisicoof there praises have come from people wno know nothing at r.lbout art. By an unimportant overeighrT have engraved the map s...
PERAMBULATOR. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
PERAMBULATOR:; Shave of late beeii endeavouring to lead a quiet life; but all to no purpose. : Though I have abstained from writing duri~ the past few weeks, it is not that sibject'?atter was scarce, though. I *1mit that since you handled severely the corrupt ones amongst us my occupation. may be said to be gone. I 'used to sheet it home rather strongly to some of our public men, butI iras not at ariy time' so well posted up in matters as to be warranted in naming'indi riduals/-who,,appa' rently hones, 'resorted to a nefarious mode of living, for which, if they had been in J?apan and other countries, they should atone for with their lives. " But here, thanks to a wise Constitution, a great many dirty things may be done with impunity. true, the man who is daring enough to levy " black mail" on the highway runs the risk of 'being cap tured, and.of being incarcerated in prison for a term, but the sneaking cowards who have not the spirit or daring to thus take to the highway, but who ma...
THE NEW YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
THE NEW YEAR. Thouih hopeful has my simple lay Tain such as gaily wol I app tai, My muse would ne'er permit to say Lees wdcsme to a glad New Year. Suspended toil and anxious care Tile arduous st, usggle of eao?, day I -To every mind thait pUseo deliroe A tide of tima hath passed isay. From its shore the vista gazing. As h'no itn trouiied wawr, fit; An't, with vision aackwads te.nIcg, Our heads with rev'rence shou:c we bow. The awakcned wo: 1 its millions p'urns, Imbuati witn yesoriogs to to das Thus tbiy, ',i.id pleasat, h-laiut, a:14 bow'rs, WalT ytl.d to its all oonq',ing swey. Wi:h higher aim avoides the saga tno elows of pomp anid page oetry : His Ini-d tu' lot icr to ughusa gago .'uau ICuaid in muir h and pleasantry. The student w uo of Nature fond 8w: l sees, u-scen, Ut rea I her peges HIr ulu)at? ioe's t) him a b nd That sles his soul to nobler rage. 0 :e plusc th re is beneath the sky, Of ?aored spots the araed must, Tv w?h titr muur:ierd rtturniug hie To tiul. ooitmunion wi...
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. Thursday, December 29. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. Thursday, December 29. The Speaker took the chair a 7 minutes past 2 o'clock. MESSAGE FRONE THE GOVERNOE: The Usher of the Black Rod, in the name of His Excellency the Governor, summoned the members of the Assembly to give their attendance in the Legislative Council cham her. The Speaker and the other members pre sent accordingly went to the Council'cham. ber. On their return, after an absence of 20 minutes, The Speaker, at the table, read over the prorogation speech. He then shook hands with the members present, and The session came to an end.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 5 January 1871
Monday last wes obee:ved se a clas holiay in morrk, nerl y erc one in the toin taking eduvan, tag of the g:nial wea ther to indulge in out-d or *t- rts. The puo uie in connioioon with the Wesahyan Sun ,y ,'hmol wai well attrndei, as was also that ot.th- Primiive a ie;thdist.body, and in both placee thO day wes epRnt in hsrmleas amusement. Oa the . Ilmore Cricket g ound the B nudio's and barhe-i lore had a trial of at-engtbh, and the latter were the victors with thirteen runs to spare-the gam(' b:ing decided in onie innings.