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Josh Billings' Philosophy. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
Josh Billings' Philosophy. It iz a grate deal eerier tow look upon thoze who are below us, with pitty, than tew look upon thoze who are abov us, without envy. Good common sense iz as helthy az onions. We often e:e thoze who are gocd, simply bekanuo they hain't got eense enuif tow be bad, and thoze who are bad just kekauze they hkin't got sense enuff tew be good. The man who don't know himsenf iz a poor judge ov the other phellow. Envy iz autch a constant companyun, that if we find no one abuy us to envy, we will envy thoze below ns. Whoever iz a sedate old man at twenty, will be apt'tew be a frivilous young one at sixty. Wit, without sense, iz like a razor with out a handle. Thare iz a servitude in life so oppressive as tow be obliged tew flatter thoze whom we don't respekt enuff to praze. We mingle in society, not so mulch tow meet others az to eskapc ourselfl. The truly innosent am those who not ooly aregouiltless themel,but wbo tbik otbers gm. •I
RED ROSE V. CRESCENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
RED ROSE V. CRESCENT. This match took place on the ground of tho i ttor and?:resulted :ainawiin for for tie R edl?ost c 'fter a ery fast' game, by 5 5goalsy.9 lJe hindsi to 4 goals 5 behinds" TIh "il-lickeri for` the winners ierr;.Collins ? (2).: Storie (2), Inglennn(I)F Thogem oo placd ebest for th me r winn ere :-Kilby; llessell (2), Stoine; Ing?ican Ci?? 'l?n Snell Ell:dl, and Le Br an and fr:the ;losers Barnes,
Over Eighty one Miles an Hour. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
Over Eighty one Miles an Hour. A correspondent of Engineering sayse I.ecently when returning from Edinburgh by the West Coast route. I recorded no loss than six miles averaging eighty miles an hour. Three miles down Shap were run in exactly 2 minutes 15 seconds, and three more down Grayrigg in preeieeiy the same time. The engine was of the President type, 6 feet 6 inches, cocp!ed drivere, cylinders 17 inchea by 21 inches, and the load about ten coaches, or say 120 tone. The line falls 1 in 75 for about 4 miles from Shap Summit, then another 11 to 2 miles at about 1 in 130, after which there is a rise to Grayrigg Summit, 265 miles from Lancaster, where begins a fall of about 1 in 120, continuing for about 14 or 1' miles. I sons sitting in a compartment of an eight-wheeled coach weighing about 10 tonse, Notwithstanding the extraordinary speed, the absence of oscillation conclusively testi. fied to both the carringse itself and the per manent way being in a state which it would be unha...
NORTH BRUNSWICK STAR v. ASCOT VALE. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
NORTH [ BRUNSWICK . STAIR v. iThe:, rietrli'nmatch', between these two cluba t&lt;ook lae .in tlieg;ronlnd of the latter at. Ascot: Valc, and r ; resulted-as follows Ascot Vale, 6 goals 10 behinds, North Stai,:: 1 'goal 4 behinds. khe, fllowing played iwell for the h1omie team -Ccallinson,- O'Briei6, Turnham, i Gaiin Ritchie and Mlitchell. b se u?lway Comnuissioners are to be 'aslke to iinakl : pati: from Park-street to Brunswick-road, so tl'hat intending passenigersi liay reaclithe station without havinig: r'idundabout'ivalk. The con cession was Ipromised some time ago, but Crs. Lacey and King, of the Bruns 'vicld Couuncil, hI:ve beei appointdl Ito attend a deputation to the M1[inister of lsaldth promoted by the St Kilda Council, to ask that 'inenillnents mnaybe made :in .the Health Act,: so thait the Central Board mny hInoe piower to, select sites for DstructUCori,: and coipel the in terested bodiesa to coutribute to: the cost.. Melbourne Punch for this week is replete wit...
It is Better to Live. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
It is'Bettel' to Li'c'A. -..----.? Q.....--."' I have sometimes felt that the burden Of life was too heavy to bear; And have longed to lie down at the noon tide And rest and forget all my care; But over my heart comes a moesage, lRepeated again and again " it is bettr to live and to sulffer Than to die to be rid of the pain." There is rest in the darkness of dying, And an end to the weary despair: The grave holds cure peace and calm Filence, ?o sorrow nor pain can be thereo; But perhaps, in the struggle of living, Is a soul that ,has need of my care Some heart may be hearing a burden That my hand may lighten or share. 'Twould be easy to say " I aim weary," And lie down and give up the strite, To sufftr no more with'th heart-.ache And eorrow I nieet in this life; But perhaps from my sorrow-swept heart. string - :A melody sweet may be wrung, And 'my lisl when they drank deep of suffering,; .: The tenderest song may have sung. 'Tie hard to be patient with living, When all the world is ...
Travelling Outfits. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
Travelling Outfits. Trunk lealer : "I see. Want something for a six months' tour abroad. Well, madam, in the adjoining building I have a trunk which I'm aura you will like. Can't get it in the storeroom; double door is too narrow. I thought of remodelling it and using it for a sea-shore cottage, but if it will suit you I will let you have it cheap." Dame: "I'm not the one who is going abroad; it's my husband." "Ohl George. show the I] ia of thole ---s?pekatbea tt khyb."
The Faithful Dog of Helvellyn. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
The F?itiful Dog of Holvellyn. A monument has just been erected on Helvellyn (a mountain of Cumberland, Eng land, 3 300 feet high) to the memory of Charles Gough, who, in the year 1S03, was killed by falling from the high crags on the ridge that joins Striding Edge to the'sum mit; and the faithful dog who tor three months watched over her master's remains. Sir Walter Scott describes the event in thie poem "I climbed the dark brow of the mighty Helvellyn," and Wordsworth records it in his lines on " Fidelity." The young man was returning to Wyth burn, where he lodged, from a fishing ex. cursion in Patterbale. The accident was probably caused by a false step, during a blinding hailstorm or a dense fog that day. It happened on April 1S, and on July 20 his hones were found. still watched by thestarv ing dog, a little yellow, rough haired female terrier. She had given birth to puppies, which were found dead by the side of the corpse. It is believed, though unable to secure enough food fo...
Scent in Horses. Fine and Deep Emotions Dependent on the Sense of Smell. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
Scent in Horses. Fine and Deep Emotions Dependent on the Sense of Smell. The finest and deepest emotions of a dog seem to be dependent on his senre of smell. Not only does he carry: on his business of hunting and guarding through its aid, but his devotion to his master and his recogni tion of lesser friends depend largely upon his nose. According to ilorse-and Stable, another among the other friends of man is keen and delicate of ecent. The horse will leave musty hay untouched in his bis, no matter how hungry he may be. However great his thirst, he will not dsink of water objectionable to his questioning sniffs, nor from a bucket made n thbs least degree offensive. His intelligent nostril will widen, quiver and query over the daintiest of bits otTered by the fairest of hands. A mare is never satisfied, either by sight or whinny, that a colt is really her own until she has certified the fact by means of her nose. Blind horses will, as a rule, gallop wildly about a pasture without str...
Bloodthirstiness. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
Bloottlthrsilnss.l As Iochefoucauld says, there is something in the misfortunes of our very friends that does not al'ogethecr displease us, sand an apostle of peace will, feel a certain vicious thrill run through him and enjoy a vicarious f brutality as he turns :to the column inthis l newspaper at the top of which "shocking I atrocity" stands prirlted in large capitals. See how tie crowd flocks around a street I brawlI Consider' the enormous annual sale' of revolvers to prrrs, notone in a thousand I of whom bas anly serious intention of using º them, but of.'whom each one has his car nivorous self conirciousiness agreeably tickledt I by the notion, as he clutchlis the handle of his weapon. that lie will lie rather a danger ous customer to meet. Seekthe ignoble crew that escorts every great pugilist-parasites who feel as if tihe glory of his brutality rubbed off upon, them, and whose darling hope from day, to day is to?arrmaige some set. to, of which they mayshliare the rature tsith...
COBURG FIFE AND DRUM BAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
COBURG FIFE AND DRUM BAND. ,A concert in aid of the fends of this newly formed band was held in the Coburg public hall on Tuesday evening, June 16th. Cr. T. Fischer occupied the chair, and there was a fair atten dance. In his.opening remarks Mr. Fischer wished the band every success, and regretted that the weather was un favorable for the concert. The forma tion of the band was a sign that Coburg was coming to the front, and hi felt sure that the audience and residents generally would join with him in wishing them every success. An excellent pro gramme was then rendered, and several encores were demanded. Mr. T. Endersbee, who at the last moment acted as a substitute, was heard at his best, and created much amusement with his comic songs. In addition to the vocal and instrumental pieces. Mr. Moroney gave a clog dance, which was appreciated. The programme was so long that several of the items had to be omitted. Previous to the concert the Brunswick Fife and Drum Band marched from the...
CONFIRMATION SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
CONFIRMATION SERVICE. The Confirmation Service held by the Biehop in Holy Trinity Church, Coburg, attracted a Iarge congregation on Thurs day eveping last, every aailable seat, being occupied long before8 the service? began. 'The oflicating clergy were Rev. J.Caton (Holy Trinity), Rev. Bardii (Brunswick). Rev. Sumner '(lorelalid). MIr. Wilson presided at the organ. The: hymn " Onvard ' Christian Soldiers,' which :was chosen" for the :openiing, seemed to be particularly adapted for the occasion, as the Bishop informed the candidates they were Soldiers of Christ, also ihewas pleased .to see soo many coining `forward to publicly "proclaini that they were willing, to take upon themselves the promises which their god-fathers and god-motliers had made at their baptism. The Bishop's address, which was very impressive, seemted to be greatly appreciated by the marked attention of the candidates.' :At the conclusion of hii remarks hIo informed them that Holy Communion would be Iheld on Sunida...
Longevity. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
Longcivity. Nine hundred and ninety persons in a thousand would say thata baby in the cradle would be likely to live longer than a man of 65, but statistics prove indisputably that 500 in every 1000 infants diebefore the age of 5 years is recorded, while out of 1000 healthy men aged G5 more than 500 of them will be alive in five, aye in ten years, or even a longer time. So it will be seen that a man of 65 may be considered younger than an infant as far as his chances of future life are concerned. When are we old'? Prof. Faraday holds that the duration of life in man and animal is five times the period of growth; man's growth requires twenty years ; he should, therefore, under ordinary circumstances, live to be 100; infancy extending to'the 20th year; youth to the 50th. when the tissues. become firm; virility to 75, andold age from 75 to 100. Dr. Farr favors 100 years for the tenure of life,but makes these divisions: Boyhood, 10 to 15; youth. 15 'to 25 ; manhood, 25 to 55 ; maturity,...
ST. JOHN'S AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
ST. sJOHN'S AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION. .:",Ameeting for the purpose of.forminio a sub centre in conniection With the above association was leld in the to\wn hall, BrunswickL on Monday evening, 15th inst The M1ayor (Cr. J.W. Fleming) occupied'' the chair, but after 'a few introductory remiarks exressing synm pathy with tlie meeting retired owing to iiressure of munoicial business. The Rev. J. Pemell was then eletcd to the chair, and Addressed'. tliu meeting on the, importance of the object iow engaging their atteniiion. Tlhe . rev. gentleinin then called uipon Dr. Henry to address thli niletiibg. The doctor. gave a very interesting address regardinig the origin and lobject of the associatioti, and said that anmbu lance work was originally coonfined to the regular, :army, but the convention of Geicvia.prvred there was an .urgency to supplemnent the medical department of armies.ii the field, and tlat Lliere: was' scope foi the humnane and philanthropic aspiratiois of those who were anuxiou...
TRINITY CHURCH TEA MEETING AND CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
TRINITY CHURCH TEA MEETING AND CONCERT. A most successful tea meeting and concert was held in the schoolroom of the Coburg Trinity Church on last Tuesday evening. Tea was on the tables at 6.30, when over 100 persons sat down. Thl, catering was in the very capable hands of Ford Bios,, and the following ladies presided at the tables. Mesdames Caton, Rolland, Carney, Gilbert, Buzaglo, and Wood, with the Misses Oaten, Carpenter, and Chalmers. At eight o'clock the chairman (the Rev. J. Caton) opened the evening proceed ings with a short address, and the following programme was tendered, Messrs. J. C. Bedford and M. Wilson being the accompanists :-Pianoforte solo, Master B. Stubbinge; part song, Mr. Bedford's class; song, " Gates of the West," Mr. Wilmot ; recitation, " The Foreman's Wedding," Master H Bdfor~d, Miss` 'l : l i `rid J. ` 1 edford song iThe Warrior Bold," i?r \Vorsfal; , npianofot t solo; Allrumblath," Mr Wilson; duet, ThIe Reign of the Roe s, Miss J. MlKenzie, and Master E....
BRUNSWICK V. CLIFTON. BRUNSWICK WINS. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
BUllJNNSWLK. V CLIFTON: .: BRUNSWICK. WIN ?,d : lThis match, between the above clubs,.: was played'on' tle B3r nsw}fk recreation reserveon atarday li ast alid resulted in:: an: easy n : for..i ?,'o, Brunswick-': The strenth of the locals was mach added to by thA services of 1 essrs. Madden and Jackson, who left the, Parkside football club to join ithe ranks of the Wicks ilMr Bromly acted: as :central umpire, giving satisfaction to both teams. We raoy state that the umpiro in last Saturdasy rmatchli as been disqna'ified by the association, there being iive reoorts out of six matches againstf him. Brumley, as ufial, led the Brunswick, and having, won tlie toss decided to kick" towards the Park-street goal...... Shortly after three o'clock the !ball :as s;etin? motion, ', and for a : time travelled all ?l over the ground; but Jackson put a stop this by having the two flags ,raised 'for ,Brinswicki A couple of minor points.to the locals, and Clifton also scored a behind: Jackson was aga...
Novelist. In Love's Crucible CHAPTER X.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
In Love's Crucible. By BERTHA of CLAY. CHAPTER X.--CooN?e?ED. 'Thank you, no. Please allow me to remainin ignorance of it. Good day,' and with a smile he was gone. I .0 Mildred sank back in the cab with a grateful ro membranecof his handsome face,with its slightly cynical lines; and he, fogetting her in thie recol lection of her whom she reminded him of, walked impatiently to anotlher cab and, givingan address, was driven away. When he had arrived at his destination, he paid the cabman and went upstairs to a suite of rooms furnished with a taste and luxury which told at once of the owner's wealth and culture. lie there thcw himself into an easy chair with an air singularly mixed of determination and ennui. 'Fran:ois,' lhe called. A deferential valet appeared instantly. ' What havewyou done with those invitations you brought me this morning,and which I told you to destroy ' * 1 have them in the next room.' * Have you looked at any of them?' ' Yes, sir, all of them.' 'You are always v...
CONVICT DAYS IN VAN DIEMAN'S LAND. TRUE CHRONICLES. [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.] No. 6. THE CHEST OF DEADMAN'S ISLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
CONVICT DAYS I VAN DIEMAN'S LAND. TRUE CHRONICLES. [ALL 55HlTS RESERV .l No..6. THE GCSCOT OF DEADflA 5S ISLE. It has been said that Brilish history is enshrined in Westminster Abbey and Saint Paula. The great men, who sleep beneath their marble tablets in these vener ble structures, are intellectual stepping stones, which lead the student along the road of knowledge. A burial ground, under any circumstances -whether in the twilig'lt gloom of GJthio architecture, or under rse tropical sun in il limitable deserts-must always possess a history more or less important. What strange and pathetically true stories e.ould be written of almost any cemetery, but there are some that stand out, Mont Blanc-like, above the common-place God's Acres in the interest which attaches to them. One of such is Deadman's Isle-the cemetery of Port Arthur prison. Thesmall isle is appropriately named, and the beauty of the epot could not be surpassed anywhere in the world. It floats like an oasis in Port Arth...
Novelist. O'Neil M'Darragh, THE IRISH DETECTIVE. or, THE STRATEGY OF A BRAVE MAN. CHAPTER XV.—(CONTINUED.) [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 24 June 1891
1I0ulo ist. O'Neil 1P'arraghi, "i'THE IRISH DETECTIVE : Or, THE STRATEGY OF A BRAVE MAN. .By OLD SLEUTH • ..-..--..?. · o. CSAPTER XV.-(Coasr nEDn,) pcnn making himself and business known i the proprietor of the mansion, the latter l:, : • ( - I am glad you have come, sir, although the businces in hand would not be worth rerinsc attention, were it not for the mystery =r:rrseted with the affair. In fact. I would ·.illingly give almost any amount as a re ward., to have the matter fully and ratis S.: tnrily cleared up.' ' You say that it is an important matter, hut you forget that you have not stated any of the circumstances to me.' * I supposed your chief had told you all about the singular affair.' * Ns, sir; in our business we never receive instructions beyond the simple command, go. inad, discover, or investigate this, that, or o:netlhing : we arcleft to hear the facts and construe them ourselves.' * Oh, Ibeg your pardon !' exclaimed Mr. P':tton, the gentlemen, as he explained: * F...