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TO-MORROW'S MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
TO-.OIGrO\V'S tMATCIIIES. Iroadford v. Seymour, at Broadford, play to commence at 2. I.--Team : Dixon, Fthergill, hardy (2I. Ilarrison, Htoban, McDoug.,ll, .Maginnis, lRiley, Sheppard (2), and Trezise. Ilroadfcrd v. Flowerdale, at Strath Creek: Team: G. Ilidstrup. Iutcher. Craig, Davis, HIohmuth, Hand, lHobson, McKay, Munro, and Temple. Players are to meet at Bid strup's hotel at 12 o'clock sharp, and those who have horses are requested to ride. Any players unable to take part in the mnatch are requested to leave word with the Secretary at Bidstrup's lHote! this evening.
FAMOUS FEATHERED FAVOURITES. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
FA.lOL,' F1'?'A'Ll hIIEli FAVOUIRITES., W\V s Mrh. W\iterltn declare d thai the Iraven wa ;~t luhliy ibecoming extilinc in Enigland, the Inlte IhI?iles Dickens offered a few wonils upon the .uiiject, and statolid that hie lI been the Ihllpy po-.-eeoI .or two specim lons (ulinpuI thich hl foundedl Ili reimarkable wit tenro in "" larnahy Rudie") of the ,peiiei.e. ()dui s!lpt oni holr-ielcik i ai etlable, ani was the turror of aI Neon fuliidland du, "atd so ii ntijid tihe ani?inal by Ilia lpternami l ?iit sigily that hit has been Inouiwn yi the oi - ,.? ?uulio ity of hL t.niIu to Italk ilf inmile:,:ed w ith the do. s diinner fonl bel?.n hi- v. fc ." lIe ?a,, how-' over. Inuuquailtld w:'pi, the properttie' of paint, :d ha'vig? wat?itd the dlrp.Orture of mome plnters, t" Ie ii a iouile of piiiitO of while leadt, iaIl eo I i llha.i ted hi it.cni.' ence." 'The seco? d hiit wlii&lt; piurcalirid froll lin ilnllkeclpe ill Yirll.-hire, anld iientL to the great ?niel:?t, ii " hnlie lilt...
Commercial. LIVE STOCK REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
-::o: LIVE STOCK REPORT. Fat Sheep.-25.000 yarded. All qualities were fully represented. Good and prime shorn wethera were in best request at full prices. The general tone of the market, however, was not quite so active, but prices realised show no quotalde change from last week's improved rates. Prime merino wethers, from 13s Gd to 14s ld ;good merino wethers, from 12s to 13s ; middling merino wethers, from 9s 01 to l!s: prime merino ewes, from Os to 10s Gd; prime shorn merino wetbere from Gs C, to los Gd ; best shorn meriso ewes, from 5s l1 to Us 9d (very few crossbreds yarded); best crossbred wethers, from 15s to iIosUd. Fat Lambs-10,000 were penned. The demand was dull, especially in the case of middling and inferior descriptions, but no material alteration from last week's rates was perceptible. Prime sold at from 7s Od to Ss (i1; extra )s dl to 10s ; good 5s Od to 8s ; mildling and inferior from Is 61. Fat Cattle.--1450 yarded, comprising 200 frlom Queensland, 600 from New Sou...
Interesting Items. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
Intercsting Items. -:o: A gun club and game protection Society has been formed at Nngimble. The Seymour Agrictltural Show takes place on Friday, the 28t5 inst. Out of 57 auditors appointed by the Government, only 10 reside in country dia. tricts. The Tallarook Crieke: Club defeated the Seymour Railways Crielt Club on Saturday last by 30 runs. Scomes: Tallarook bt, Railways 590. In a cricket match Rn?bworth v. Nagam bie played on the ground of the latter re cently the scores were: Lhushworth 73 runs; Nsgamblie. 19. The Kilmore A.N.A. Sports committee re ceived t0 entries for theil Shelield handicap 21 for the IIurdle racead 9 for the foot Ildlers handicap. The ?orts were exten sively advertised. Two married French adies consented to have a talking match prove which one could speak the most w rds in three hours. Each husband backed h wife. The winner spoke 27 words a minute oa the average, her top speed being 30 u rds. The notes of the shorthand writers dniided which was the winner.
HEEDFUL OF THEIR FAME. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
HEEDFUL OF TIIEIR FAME. A car.Ts Redskin chief tunamed Blackbird enjoyed a high reputation as a soothsayer and medicine-man among his tribe. And knowing that his sway over its members largely depended on the fulfilment of his forecasts, he did not stick at trifles in the attempt to carry his point. Did any of his tribe kick at his authority, he straightway foretold the rebel' death by a certain day, and, having a good store of arsenic, he administered the needful dose in the nick of time to ensure tke event coming off as fore told. Hieronymus Cardanus, a f:anous Italian physician, never poisoned anybody-except, of course, in the due and lawful exerecse of his calling. llut he rivalled Blackbird in his care for his prophetic fame. Having fore told that he would die on a certain day, he deliberately etarved himself, that the pre diction might come true. There are people who seemn to loe all their religion the minute they can't have their own way.
NOT NECESSARY BUT EXPEDIENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
NOT NECESSARY BUT EXPED)IENT. * Osce upon a time the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cologne was catechising the children and asked a boy: "s the sacrament of confirlnatiou leces sary to salvation ?" "No, Your Reverence," was the toply; " but when the occasion to receive it presents itself it should not be misaed.'" "A good answer, my child," said the pre. late; and turning to a little girl who was near, he asked : "Is the sacramentof marriage necessary to salvatior ?" "No, Your Reverence, but when the occasion presents itself, it ehould not be missed."
EXTRAORDINARY MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
EXTRAORDINARY MEETING. After the termination of the above meeting, an extraordinary general meet ing of shareholders was held, lwhen the word " April " was inserted in article 40, in place of the word " December." T'his has the elTect of terminating the company's financial year in the former month instead of the latter, and enables the directors to present their accounts after the results of the season's export trade come to hand.
THE GREAT CINCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
THE GREAT 1' IN?C . TIIE scene, a box canyn in Southertn 4L Arizona, waa lonel, enough. The rocky walls shut out the tarning sun rays, Sacid the only trees in sii t were sombre evergreens and thickets 6: chaparal. The aspect of the rugged laudisepe was sugges tive of their primitive iihabitants, the Apache Indians and the gr zly bear. Yet in this s?clulded siotthere were signs of human life and activity n thile shape of a rude miller's "shack,"Olin ill front, with three sides formeCd f upright poles chinked with mud, and ai roof of ovrtlalping splints. It stood near a large freshl( dug hole in the caLnyon side. Picketed by a rope tied tO his foreleg nll aged burtro was feeding on the dry her'bage of the canyon's bottmu. In the excavation in the mnountainside, a ran,-looking youth was noorking very moderately, usiug alter nately, a pick andl a shovel. A shock of tow hair ran wild beneath his lhast brim, and i stray tuft, like a tassel. appeared through a hole in the crown. This young...
Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
Crn'i1et. :0:- On Saturday afterncon the second match of the season was pled on the local ground between a team repesenting the Broadford township and a cophined team from the local Tannery and Paper Mill. Harrison was appointed to the charge of the township, and MacDougall the&:ombined. The former won the toss and elected to bat, N. Bidstrup and Trezise commencing operations to the bowling of Kenny and Lloyd. Runs came freely, and it was not until he had compiled 17 runs that Bidstrup was disposed of, when he was followed by T. Hardy, who carried his bat after a faultless innings for 35 runs. Sheppard was the next highest scorer with 13, closely followed by J. Hardy, with 12 not out. The innings was declared closed at a quarter to five, the score standing, 1oz runs for the loss of six wickets. Maginnis and Kenny were the first to appear for the combined team, and both these players laid on tle wood very heavily, .totting-up.tos on .alf a century in a little under a quarter ...
Goods and Parcels. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
Goods and Parcels. :o: Parcles.--Doyd, T. Millar, Brown, Army, Sheahan, McLiesh, Ferguson, Gay, Sander. son, Hayes, Baker, Whiteman, Kennedy, Johnston, Lloyd and Maginnis. Goods.--McLiesh, Police, Cunningham, Dairy Company, P. Bidstrup, Berg, Hlelmsn Hoiwell, IMartins, Hibbins, IIowden.
Reedy Creek. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
Lteety Creek. [FRUs OUR OWN CUtiRROItItPJNDENT.] Miss Baren very narrowly escaped from being hitten by a large tiger snake today (Wcednesday). Whilsetengaged in picking up a piece of fir:e-woodl, slhe caught hold of the snake which was concealel underneath the log. Of course slhe soon let the log drop, and the snake also, and called for assis tance. Ote of the ntgl.lhours arrived on thie scenr andc soon despatched his satanic ma:j,s!y. Johnson litho., lwhilst working at a de; th of Got t,.et it te Tonts all l)lke, discovered, not a nugge:t, but ian old pick-head which hie e the initials and date "1. Roo, 1835." TIhey are expect int t, co?te upon tlie remains of the owner shortly. The llvedy Creek Cricket Club is praectsing under rratt dil;liculties. Tlhe sole possession of ihe club comprise one wicket, a hrokn bat, and a rag ial i, which the ladie kindl y presented out of ciharity. Will soe ,of the neighlbour ing clubs kilnly send somle cast-otf tools as there is no knotwing what ta...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
A young tudent lately presented himself for examination,anlld failed. To his family, anxious to hear of hissuccexs, he telegraphed thus.: "Examirittion splendid ; professors enthusiastic. They wish a second in October." The swallow isa bird of easy flighl. That is why a man is flihty whn h has taken
Wandong. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
w'iandong. [I'eRUM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.' Tile Ball in aid of the RIoman Cat!clic church was, ac I predic ed, a ptleat financial suceess. The t.roceeds, I be lieve, amount d to over twenty pounds" Mr. 11 Brown, lho was ao seliousiy burnt at the late tire is, I am glad to state, out of the ho pital, and atbhough the scars are yet very painful he is a great. deal better. The Railway Cil ntnissioners Iaitl u a flying visit on Wednesday, but ewhat trans,cired I have tnut yet heard. I believe thllo dispute between Wan dong and Kiltmore in reference to tile water sllppy for the ftan1mer townl hNa been settlet. The requieI £It10 having been guaranteed by the inhabitants of this locality. Tile Walian Crickerers are giving a grand social on Friday nitlt in aid of the dcal, and according to tile \Wallan ites it is going to Ibe a wonderful suc cess. Well, indeed, I hlope it is.
A RUSSIAN STORY OF 1891. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
A iRUSSIAN STORY OF 1891. W\\IL: livin iln hall a few years ago I Iecame aeqluaoited with a young Russian lhu was on a visit to some friends. In one of our strolls logetherwo passed a sign bear ing the inscription "Peter Tulbbs, Cooller," ei which I passed sons remark; about the litness of the namlo far the trade. After enjoying our latugh at the singularity, Ihe said that it remlinded hint of a story in which a barrel played a rathler:tlortatnt part, and volunteered to relate it ii I cared to hear it. Of coarse 1 did care, and he told me tile fullowing story : A certain count was the owner of a con sidenrable number of serfs, some of whom Iad attained to great wealtlh, but as the count refused to sell any of hIs slaves at any 'rice, they were unable to purchlase their freedomn. Tihe reader will understand that thecetion of this story took place long before nli RIus.ian serfs were set free by an edict of the Czar. One man in particular, Nikolai hliktahilo vitch (Nicholas, the son of...
Wattle Trees and Blight. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
Wattle Trees ant HIlight. THE disease from which the wattle trees are suffering this year bids fair to become a serious menace to the future prosperity of the industry. From many parts of the colony complaints have been made of the great damage caused by grubs, and there is reason to fear that wattle growing is threatened by an enemy that will tax the ingenuity of growers to overcome. The cultivation of wattles is one of the most promising industries which has been started in the colonies, and it will be a most unfortunate circumstance if the natural enemies of the trees become so numerous as to render their growth un profitable. Wattle trees growing natur ally in forest country are, as a rule, very healthyand not subject to attacksof blight, but when artificially cultivated in planta. tions they seem to become an easy prey to insect pests. How these can best be combated is now a queston of great moment to all who are interested in the industry, and it is hoped that special at tenti...
Mechanics' Institute Concert. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
Mclchanics' Institute Concert. THE annual concert in connection with the Broadford Mechanics' institute took place in the hall on Friday evening last and the inclement state of the weather may have been the cause of the rather thin audience. In the absence of the Presi dent of the Institute, M. K. Mac. Kenzie Esq, M.L.A., Mr. R. VWhitehead acted as chairman and piroved himself an able and worthy substitute. The pro. gramme, was of a varied nature, and opened with a pianoforte overture, " The Spanish Dance," by Miss Harris and Mr. McLeish, which was well executed and duly appreciated. Mr. W. . arris who is a favorite with local audiences, followed with the song " Too Late " but was not quite up to hisusual formn. IHow ever his effort was valued and drew forth considerable applause. Dr. Skinner in the character of Professor Billings gavea comic sketch and song entitled the " Liver Complaint " and fairly brought down the house. "The Miller and the Maid" was very sweetly rendered by Mis...
MY VIVACIOUS DOG. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
M1Y VIVACIOUS DOG. T is a little singular, a? fond as I am of l dogs, that I never enjoyed An undlis Ioted title to one until the otler day. I have frequtently, to ble sure, had a dog i0n my posescion when I was a boy, but the plos0essios l was acquired by per suasiveness and was but templorary, nas my Iprent onl my fathic's side enteltained a morbid prejodice against dlogs, and never missed opportlunity to show his aversion. The dog I refer to an being strictly ily own as one I boiught of I nlll no naed Rob. biins, who lives somle distance down town. I gave him " dollars for the dog, on his own replesentlations. lie said itt was a good onimail, but had a little more of life and energy thain were lroler inl a dog whlle there were hens on tie premises. I don't, keep hens, so this was no objection in miy case. In the evening I went down to Ils ilace after my purchase. It was a tall dlog, with ai long boldy, long I-e, a long neck, and a very short tail. 'Th'lle colour was a dirty yello...
A TALE OF TEHERAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
A TALE OF TEIIERAN. lE Shah of 'oersia (1500 A.D.) was a S/ .widower,nnd he had a son, a handsome, ,gentlemanly prince, IS years of ago. Thii goad Shah had also aG rand Vizier,ahaught. and amlbitious person ; and a Doctor, who was a very clever man. The Grand Vizier hated the Doctor, andti the sight of the Grand Vizier was very dis agreeable to the Doctor. The Doctor had a very pretty wife, the handsomest woman at Court, it was said, and a great flirt. It is scarcely necessary to , add that the Doctor was jealous. At the time that this tale begins, the Court was greatly excited over two events: the marriage of the Grand Vizier and the illness of tihe Shah's son. Tihe Grand Vizier was about to marry a Sbeautiful Persian girl, and although lie was nearly 40 years old, his bride was hardly 17. As for the young Prince, Ihe had been ill for two months-very ill. Pale, emaciated, weak, taciturn, he was a piteoas sight. He had no appetite, and lie could not sleep at night. It was heart-bre:...
Original Poetry. THE AUSTRALIAN SPRING. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
Original Poetry. THE AUSTRALIAN SPRING. The Editor sat in his chair one day, With a wistful look on his face; And he almost wished that a railway smash, Or a murder would take place. " Oh, quiet is this place," he muttered out. "There is nothing new about, And nothing to fill the paper with, When next week's issue comes out." Just then, a knock at the door he heard " Some subscriber his bill to pay," He cheerfully said, as he quickly sprang From his seat to the entrance way. He was taken aback ; for there stood a maid. A dainty and dear little thing. 'I've brought you a poem, cir. Editor, Entitled, 'The Australian Spring.'" He took the poem in his inky hand, And when he had scanned it thro': "Well bliss," he said, "I will put it away, Until it's turn comes due. For fifteen poems, on gentle spring, In my desk are hidden there; In fact our stock of them is large, And we use but one a year." " And yours is the last that we must use, On account of it's being late; Blut we'll insert it. ...
Co-operative Societies. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 21 October 1892
Co-operative Societies. I? view of the establishment of a co operative supply company in this town ship, the following extract from a standard work on social economy may prove of interest :-"Commencing in 1844 with 28 members, the Rochdale (Eng land) Equitable Pioneer Co-operative Society in t186 numbered no less than 4000 members. At the end of 1872 the number of members was 6444. The original capital was £28; in 1S72 it amounted to £134.167. The amount received by the society was £267,582. The value of each share is generally fixed at £1. The members are charged the current market price for all articles purchased by them; the difference be tween wholesale and retail prices of goods, after paying expenses of manage ment, and interest on subscribed capital, being divided among the members. ac cording to the amount of purchases made by each, every quarter. The vital principal of all successful co-operative societies is ready-money payments. The moment credit is given, the chief guara...