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Fashionable Weddings. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 23 February 1894
Fashionable Weddings. The next few weeks will be crowded by a large number or weddings in fashionable circles. Near!v 150 of there interesting functions are fixel for the early months of 1S94; and as Lent falls at as early a date almost as possible (iGth February), January and the early days of February will be unusually busy. More than one-half of the above number of weddings are already arranged to take place in town and the provinces before Lent. The b:ide grooms will include two peers (Lord Ash tone and the Earl of Northesk), four sons of peers, Viscount Merpeih -(son of Earl of Carlisle), the lion. Douglas Carnegie (son of the late Earl ofNorthesk), lon. R. Arthur Iand cock (ecn of the late Lord Castlemaine), the Hon. Lionel Fortescue (son of Earl Fortescue), forty-two military men (incinuding one lieutenant-general, two colonels, six majors, eighteen captains, three lieutenants). eleven clergymen, one 51.PI. (tr Brooke Ro3lnson, Dudley), three bar risters.at-law, three medical...
From King to Captive. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 23 February 1894
From King to Captive. "It is a Ring of Rome !" said Napoleon the First, proudly presenting his infant son and heir to the delighted Conit. -. Outside the palace of the Tuileries crowds'of people were assembled, anxiously waiting for the guns to fire the salute, and then they would know whether a prince, an heir to the throne, had been born, or a princess. Everybody hoped it would be a boy. Boom! The guns began to fire, and the watchers began to count, for there would be only twenty-one salvoes for a princess, but a hundred and one for a prince. "Nineteen-twenty-twenttwentyone," the ex citement was intense. "Twenty-two !" The Emperor had a son; and so delighted were the people that they burst into loud cheers, threw their caps into the air, and even hugged each other for joy. Napoleon watched them for a moment from the palace windows, with the tears rolling down his cleeke. He, too, was proud and happy, for Europe seemed to lie at his feet; he was at the height of his power; and now ...
THE YOUNG FOLKS. Here's to the Household Babies. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 23 February 1894
THE YOUNG FOLKS. Here's to the Household Babies. Ifere's to the Ilouaehold babies, Bless their precious eves' ! And all the lousehold children Oi erery age and size The lovlieet extant-(oh! how Could they be otherwise i) E]mbodiments of youth and hope, Bright rays of life's sunrise, Little embryo angels, Clothed in mortal guise. Let's drink their health in water, Sparkling and pure and sweet, Flavored with love and kisses With innocence replete And strive to so live always Each day to be more meet To train and teach and keep them Beside the mercy-seat In paths of peace and pleasuOtness To guide their tender feet. Lorry. MtcrL., in "Detroit Free 'rrss." . ..n- .
How to Cure Corpulency. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 23 February 1894
How to Cure Corpulency. The main feature of fat in the animal body has beenu made the subject of much spirited discussion; on the one hand, it was contended that satisfactory evidence exists of the conver sion of starch and saccharine substances into tat, by separation of carbon and oxygen, the change somewhat resemblmg that of the vinoua fermentation; it was urged, per contra, that oily or fatty matter is invariably present in the food supplied to the domestic animals, and that this fat is merely absorbed and deposited in the body in a slightly modified state. The onestiun has now been decided is favor of the first of these views, which was enncia'ed byProfessor Liebig, the very chemist who formerly advocated the second opinion. ly a series of very beautiful experiments, MM. Dumas and Mihe Edwards proved that be-s feeding exclusively upon sugar were still. capable of producing wax. Dr Ebatein advocates the use of fat in cases of corpulency. while other doctors as high up the ladder...
THE WIDE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 23 February 1894
THE WIDE WORLD. The "London Gazette" announces thu the Queen has signified her intention to confer the decoration of the Victoria Cross upon Surgeon-Jlajor O. E. P. Lloyd, of the A~m -redical Staff, whose claim has been submitted for her Majesty's approval, for his conspicuousbravery during the attack on the Sima l'ost by Kachinson 6th January last year. During the attack Surgeon Major Lloyd, on hearing that the comman ding oticer, Captain Morton (who had left fort to visit a picket about eighty yards die. tent), was wounded, atonce ran out to his assistance under a close and heavy fire, accompanied by Subadar MatabSingh. On reachingtheowounded officer Surgeon-Major Lloyd sent Subadar Matab Singh back for further assistance and remained with Captain Morton till the Subadar returned with five men of the Magwe battalion of military police, when he assisted in carrying Captain Morton back to the fort, where that officer died a few moe. ments afterwarde. The enemy was within ten or fift...
HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 23 February 1894
HERE AiND TffMEl, BY JOls PEE?yBNGLEF. I tas having a chat with a Member of Parliament the other day. To put it more correctly, the omember was having a chat witl mne. ie lives by chatting, so to speak, gets paid for it, and so it comes more handily to hhn, I'm only a carrier, certainly, and what little education I've got my father had to ;oy for. lBut, then, I've a veto, and in th'e democratic country Memhstr? of Parliament are not particular. The aubject of owr chat was I the Press, and pretty rough on that gentle craft was the honorable gentle man. "I agree with Bent," he said. 'The average Member of r"arliasment is trsgood as the average pressman, if not better, I and I don't see why they are always I jeering at and chaffing ns."" And then I took up my parable, as the I parsons say, and went fog that legislator. r "It isn't the Press that chafs or belittles you, sir," I said, "it's your ownselves. You're always calling I each other names. There's never a t lawyer in the place sa...
Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 23 February 1894
Local and 4;eheral Ne'ws. l TenDERs.-Tenders are invited by Mr. C. Jones, up to Monday next, 26th inst., for painting the Methodist parsonage. Coua.--Before Messrs. Ross and Kenny, j's P., their was only a debt case heard, and there being no appearance of the defendant, the case was soon disposed of. AucTosN SALe.-Mr. Chas. Harte. auc tioneer, will conduct a sale of prints, costume cloths, silk dresses, men's clothing. boots, ribbons, &c., on Monday next. the 26th inst., in the billiard room at Bidstrup's Hotel. There is no reserve, and the sale is to start at tao o'clock. R.Asc-A race for 15 a.side is to take place on the " Flat" to-morrow afternoon, between aMr. J. Hick's Diamond and Mr" McLeod's Vixen, who is nominated by 4' Blozham. The event is much talked of in sporting circles, and should draw a large crowd. PHOSPHORISED WHEAT, &c.-It will be seen by advertisement in another column that Mr. J. McBurney, chemist, of Kilmore, is selling phosphorised wheat, which...
PLAYS AND PLAYERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 23 February 1894
PLAYS AND PLAYERS. ,-, -The first perforannc?e of I 'Pagliacc at New Verk was attended with a somewhat amusing incident, Canio and Nedda make their entrance, as will be relmembered, in a donkey cart. The animal cast for the character of the donkey proved unequal to the physi:al pressure of tile situation, and collapsed on the staoe, when Madame Melba 'nd Signor Do t.nuiastepped forward on the shafts to alight. Four members of the choras, amidst the laughter of th-audience, lifted the poor anitalonto its legs, but a moment later a second collapse ensued, and it was onlnelittle time befora tile ndience over camoth"e amtlsemen t t the situation. In Mr Grundy's ccs play, An Old Jew, written for Mr Jhit flHare and produced at bo'Garrick Theatre on the fIth of last month the satire is pointed against thlescandals of journalism, and that unworthy section of toe iress that lires on candal anod black-mailing is pungently satirised through the nledium, do the play, of The Moonlight Club, a co...
Madam Sarah Bernhardt. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 2 March 1894
Madam Sarah Bernhardt. A law case against the " Evenement" newspaper, in which Madame Sarah Beir hardt is the plaintif, throws some light upon French journalistlcmethods. Last September, when Madame Sarah Bernhardt was in Rio de Janeiro, she was robbed of jewele to the value of L10,000 sterling, anda man who wasanspeoted of the robbery was put on his trial for it. Directly news of this reached Europe, the " Evenement" published a pretended interview" with the great motrees, in which she was made to say that she had not lost any jewels at all, but that the whole thing was an advertisement. Soon after this article reached South America, the proceedings against the accused man were discontinued. In her statement of the facts presented to the Court, Madame Sarah Bernhardt, who describes herself as the widow of M1. Jacques Damnla, and of 56 Boulevard Pereire, Paris,5 de clares that she was never inter. viewel by anyone from the Evenement, and that the alleged conversation with her is a p...
Too Willing. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 2 March 1894
Too Willing. " Dear me," he whispered, "do you think if I married you your father would ever for. give us ." " I'm sure he would, dear," she auserted softly. " And would he give us a house of our own." "I know he would, dearest." "And would he give us enough to live beautifully on " "I'm aure of it, Harry !" " And would he take me into the firm P" "Certainly he would." " And let me run the business to suit my. self P" "Of coarsehe would, darling." She snuggled to his bosom, tut he put her aside boldly. "I can never marry you," he said hoarsely. "Your father ia too willing to get you off his hands."-" Free Poem."
"Men are Deceivers Ever!' BUT THIS TIME A WOMAN WAS EQUAL TO THE OCCASION. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 2 March 1894
"Mlen are Deceivers Ever!' - - o - nUT THIS TImO A ,WO?A? wa~s EQUAL TO TILE OCCAkION. I have a wooden leg. No one would know it. It has seldom troubled me. Sometimes, in fact, it it a convenience : in a crowded tram ear, for instance. The stout lady who grinds her heel into one's toe enjoys only a fancied triumph over me, for my wooden leg is always the prominent one on each occasions. Once, alas! it stood in my way, as you shall see. I was engaged to a lovely girl. You can't think how gracefully I went down of my wooden knee and asked her to be mine. She used to wonder how I could hold her for such a length of time on my poor, lonesuffering knee. You see l couldn'thear to tell her that ohe wasn't engaged to a whole man. She couldn't be expected immediately to see the advantages of a foot that could never have the gout, that could wear the tightest shoe with inpunity, and that was exactYy as much at her service as ly more proper self. So I put it off (not the leg, but my acknowledg...
A RUSSIAN HORROR. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 2 March 1894
A RUSSIAN HORROR. e- - The "Kolnische Volkzeltung," a Roman Catholic organ at Berlin, publishes from a trustworthy source some sickening details of the maosscre at Krosche, in the Government of hovno, in Russian Poland. As was re ported in tile cables at the time, the Catholics of the place took it in turns to guard their chnrch day and night to prevent its, being taken by surprise by the Rns?ians At two o'clock on the morning of the 10th November, Prefect Klingenberg, of ovno, arrived at Kroecho, accompaniedby40 strongly armed policemen.There were about 70 persons in the church. Cursing and yelling, the police rushed at the devotees, beat them with the knout, and struck them with their swords, so that the church echoed with the cries of the wounded. Some succeeded in fleeing to the belfry, where they rang the bells, thus summoning the rest of the in habitants, who crowded into the buildine. A thousand persons had soon collected, and the officials had to retreat before superior numb...
Sir George Elliot. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 2 March 1894
Sir George Elliot. Sir George Elliot, "the bonnie pit laddie," whose death is recorded, was born on Waterloo Day, 1lS1. He was a Gateshead boy, to whom the trap-door of a pit proved the avenue to fortune, but he himself has been heard to say that there was far more enjoyment and real happines? in acquiring knowledge for its own sake than for the sake of pecuniary gain. The know ledge he so industeioualy acquired, however, brought him far more than its own reward. His success as a coal owner began In 1840. When Messrs lackhouse and Mounsey pur chased, on his advice, the Washington Col liery, near Durham, Sir George took equal shares with them. Three years later he took the leases of the extensive coal mines at Unsworth, which at first anpeared nnremunerative ; but when the lowerseam was reached, containing gas coal of the highest quality, the epeculation proved' most successful. In 1863.4 he became pro prietor of the Penshawe Colliery, where 35 years before he had served as a hewer w...
About Precious Stones [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 2 March 1894
About Precioas.Stones One of the rarest andm t precioaus tones is the carbuncle, which is sometumes mistaken for theruby, from whichit differs by the intensity of its fires, produced by an internal lustre of gold, while under the purple of the ruby there only appeardotting of azure of lacquer. The virtues of the carbuucle are resistance to fire, preservation of the eyes, promotion of phasant dreams, creation of happy illusions, and an antidote against impure sr. Ethiopia produced the most precious ancient carbuncles. The Chaldeans regarded this stone as a powerful talisman. Le"end makes the eyes of dragons out of carbuncles. Garcia ab Horte, physician of one of the viceroys of India, speaks of carbuncles which he saw in the palace of that prince which were so extraordinary in their brilliancy that they seemed "like sedhtot coals in the midst of darkness." Louis V'ertoman reports that the King of Pegu wore an enormous one, which at nught appeared to be be lighted up with the sunbeams...
THE WIDE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 2 March 1894
THE WIDE- WORLD. Hardly a man leaves the colors who does not answer the anxious query of his officer, C as to how he is going to earn a living, with tr the stereotyped formula, "Oh, I've a good th job waiting for me, thank you, sir." He of has been so long accustomed to find pc his food Eerved to the minute, hli clothes CL found for him, his pocket-money made over th at regular intervals, that he has forgotten be that such things as cold, hunger, or want exist. He goes light.heartedly from his ar regiment, where, if he Lhppete to be ar in India, he has servants to re. in lieve him of much of the drudgery Po of existence, to some p!ace hbere he learns too late that his deferred pay, which at or one time seemed a fortune, is notnutliient to fi keep him till he can find an opening, and that be in place of having everything provided for he him, he has both to think and to work fir t himself. _ _ The "' Cologne Gazette" publishes altb curious story of General de Bauffemont, m whose death...
Football in the States. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 2 March 1894
Football in the States, It appears to be the fact that the football mania in the States is even more ardent than it is in England (asys the "Manchester Guardian.") University matohes like that between Yale and Princeton are played at New York, and the gate money at the last match amounted to 50,000 dol. A "Profeasor in a well-known college" writes that "generally the teams are mae up of men of whom many are n college solel for football purposes, hired and salaried with the proceeds of gate money. Apparently profeeaionaliamhas gone even farther than with us. At all events wekeep it out of the Universities. To lovers of the game, however, this is not the most interesting aspect of American football. The brutal violence with which it is layed in the States cannot justly be at the door o i ? by. Ihe Americana have spoiled and brtalied the Rugby game by a change which would make an old Rug. beian exclaim with horror-This I' the " in terference principle" or the ." flying wedge." Xr Walte...
Boy's Blouse. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 2 March 1894
Boy's Blouse. This is a very useful garment for little boys, for wearing with knicker-bockers or kilt skirts. For evening it is especially liked made in veleot or silk, and trimmed with deep lace collar and cuffs. The blouse is plainly shaped with shoulder and underarm seams. Itis fastened down the centre of a broad pleat in front, and is fitted to the waist with a draw-string. There is a broad, turned-down collar at the neck, and a pocket at the left side. The sleeves are in proper blouse form.
THE LADIES' COLUMN. The Little Things Tell. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 2 March 1894
THE LADIES' COLUMN. The Little Things Tell. " You're my sister's new sweetheart, are you, The one she caught at the ball ? I heard her telling mamma so Just as I came through the hall. She says you are awfully stupid, Andyou cannot dance at all It is only because you're rich, I suppose, Made you the' catch' at the hall. And she says that when you are marriel She'll teach you a thin or two. I don't think I'd be taught by a girl If I were a man like you. What? Not going already, re you? Jack never harred off so. Sister will be down in a minute. And be very angry, I know."
Correspondence. We do not hold ourselves responsible for opinions expressed by correspondents. BROADFORD'S REQUIREMENTS. To the Editor of the Broadford Courier. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 2 March 1894
Correspondencc. ---:o:-- We do not hold ourselves responsible for opinions expressed by correspondents. BROADFORD'S REQUIREMENTS. To the Editor of the Broadford Courier. A REMARK made almost by every stranger who comes to Broadford is, ' What horrible streets you have in your township." And certainly anybody who has seen the streets of other up country towns, younger and smaller than Broadford, must endorse the above. quoted remarks. BIroadford, within its town boundary, pays rates to the amount of £100 per annum. With the subsidy, this would entitle the township to £200 yearly (less office expenses), to be expended on the streets with in the town area. But what does any stranger see when he steps out of the railway yard ? Streets which are dust bins in summer and swamps in winter, ornamented with some of the ugliest gum trees in existence, over whose exposed roots carts upset occasionally, just to let people know that they have been there for years, and are thgre still, and probabl...
Accident to Troopships. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 2 March 1894
Accident to Troopships. O I do not think that adequate notice has been taken of the absolutely scanda lous sequence of accidents to our troop ships, remarks a writer in the " World." Since the trooping seasenbegan three of Her Majesty's troopships have broken down-the Crocodile, the Serapis and the Malabar. The last case is peculiarly bad. The Malabar, on her voyage from Queenstown to Bo1mbay, with 1,700 souls on board, has broken down three times, and is stilf lying at Malta. She broke her crank-shaft for the first time when a few miles from Malta. went into the dockyard there for repairs, sailed again after a week's delay ; broke down again, and returned; was again "repaired," and resumed her voyage, and again put back on 19th December, to be laid up again in Malta for another fortnight. If we are to judge of the state of our war vessels by the condition of our troopships, it is not only quantity, but quality, that we mrty be alarmed about. The re peated breakdown of the Malabar i...