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SADDLERY. VEHICLES. &c. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
SADDLERV. VEIIICLE':, &c. Messrs. Kinnear and Sons did not exhibit in saddlery this year, consequently Mr. S. Tonkin of Avenel, took the balk of the prizes. The Sandhurst Rolling Stock Com nay sent in 40 exhibits in buggies and took :iint of the prizes; the display was a most interesting one. Implements failed to draw Benry much competition. Messrs. Watson and Pryor's exhibit of milk and cream cans and dairy utensils was much admired, show. ing the excellent workmanship of the firm.
CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
CATTLE. A magnificent display of cattle in all the sections was made, indeed competent judges incline to the opinion that the show in this class was superior to the general rule. Shorthorns, Alderneys, Ayrshires. Polled Angus and dairy cattle were largely repre. sensed, and formed cne of the main features of the show.
DAIRY PRODUCE [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
DAIRY PRODUCE was largely shown as usual, and consider able interest was evinced in the various sec tions. The first prizes for old and new cheese fell to .Mrs. Chambers of blia Mia, who again defeated the local factories. Mrs J. lButler of Bylands, who is always noted for the excellent quality of her butter, and deservedly so too, tsas first in potted and fresh butter. The Kilmore Dairy Comspan' took Sir. William Clarke's speci.l prize for factory butter ; thie company also had an in tresting exhibit in the shape of a trophy of butter boxes. There was very keen com petition for the household productions.
Strath Creek. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
Stratli r?eek. [FROs OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] As accident of a painful nature occurred to Mr. A. Forbes last week, whilst mix ing some phosphorised 'pollard (rabbit poison) the stull exp!oded and burnt his hands severely. I am glad to say he is getting on well under the treatment of l)r. Skinner of B]roadford. Mr. C. C. ifillicar also met with a nasty accident. \Whilst getting over a fence lie slipped and fell on a sharp stone which stuck into the kneecap causing a painful wound. On Monday last a fire started on Mr. Hilliear's property though the grass, to. all appearances, was quite green it burned rapidly with the assistance of a good breeze. Very little heed was paid to it at first, as it was thought it would go out itself, but on Tuesday it again. broke out and took a good deal of watch ing. About 5o acres of grass were burnt. People will do well to be careful from this forth in using fire and remember that it is a good and useful servant but a very warm master. The district at p...
Wandong. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
---:o:.- [FROM OUR OWN CORR.SPONDENT.] THE match between \Vandong and \Vallan resulted in an easy victory for the \Vallanites. Scores: \Vandong, 36; \Wallan, 169. It is with much pleastre that I have to report two marriages in this small town ship. The first to enter into connubial bliss was Mr. T. Dykes, to Miss Frr guson. of \Vallan. annl the other Mir J. I.affanr to 3l?ss Cavanagh, of Seymour. Both the gentlemen are gangers in the Railway Department, and have built very nice houses. I wish them all success and happiness in their new life. A concert in aid of prizes for the State School is to come off on December t6th. The Kilhnore \Vater-works Trust de sirtd that \Vandong should not be included in the water area on account that it would not puy to have that town ship in it, but the matter has been in quired into with the result that the works at \Vandong would pay their share, and the request was not ccmplied with.
Seymour News. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
Seyltour News. DURING the past few weeks influenza has been very prevalent in Seymour. Fortunately the epidemic is of a mild character, so that beyond a temporary inconvenience victims have not suffered very much. The butter factory meeting, held at Seymour on Friday evening, was the most successful we. have yet witnessed here. The audience embraced repre sentatives from lKobyboyn, W\hitehead's Creek and Puckapunyal, and all were unanimous in establishing such an in dustry in the town. Over five hundred shares were subscribed in the hall, so that the success of tihe movement is now pretty well assured. The annual meeting of the Seymour Tennis Club was held on Friday even ing. The balance sheet showed the receipts for the year were .'8 os., and the expenditure L8 16s. tod., leaving a debit balance of 6s. tod. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year :--President: Rev. Mr. Moorhouse; Vice.presidents: Messrs. Tristan, Haw. kmns and Ogg; Treasurer: Mr. Haw kins; Committe...
Potatoes in Young Orchards. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
'otfctoecs it Ylouugf O(rclcds. Thero is no particular objection in crop piog a young orchard with potatoes. Newly =et trees are entitled to the beat cultivation, and they are more likely to :et it with a hoed .:d cultivated crop. In this way, too, weeds tray be eotirpatEd, so that when the trees get .reo bearing, and it may be necessary to eced e?ld mIlanre on the surfaceo t in. tioe fruitfulness, the orchard may be athmot :iade into a lawn. A well-tilled potato crop v?ll not injure the trees, provided it be re unembered in cultivating that a hilt of pota toae is not to be eaved at the expense of the tre.s,
Early Sowing of Spring Grain. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
L'rslyj NolerI,!ls o'q lSpise Graise. Nearly all kinds of spring grain are best . wn as early as the ceed can be got in the umound and fairly covered. The slow early ;rowth which 3early sowing gives favors ,tooking or spreading from the root, and at the other end of the season the early sown grain is forming before the extreme heat of midsummer, which often parches and shrivels it. Our climate is not best for opting grains at the best, on account of hot, dry summers. Spring wheat must be early sown to produce a crop, and for this reason farmers in the localities where spring wheat is largely grown do a great deal of Fall ploughing. Totis does not need spring ploughing, but the grain is oultivated in as soon as frost is well out of the ground.
Ripened Tobacco. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
l?iipenl Toesbecco. As tobacco ripens it assumes a spotted ap e.rance. the haves feel sticky, and they wilt s rhk Cfl ehort whel bent, and this appear. neo and this coeditoil :are an indication at the crop is s?ady to cut. The cutting is hne c!ose to the ground, and the leaves are :n allowed to wilt. Then they are taken to e dry house. The leaves should not be ruised or broken in handliug, and they must rtrcrc be he bdled with care. Sometimes :e: tem is split from th:i top down to within x:eea inches of the grouend before cutting. 'c? se who follow this practice say that the baceo cures better. When this is the prao cc the tobacco is hung astride the stocks. cncu the plants are net split they are eome m:es railed and Eometimes tied to the stocks. 'he leaves are stripped frorn the stem as soon s the curing is complete, and assorted into rnder. To grow tobacco on a large scale will re 'luire more knowledge than we can give, and nore than can be oet from any work on the oebject that is...
HANDSOME TABLE COVERS [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
IIHANDSOMIE TABLE COVERS Are made of alternate squares or hal' squares of basket flannel anl f velveteen One made of two shades of browa is venr pretty, and one of brown and lem?on color is particularly effective. The spread shou!,i be linedl; it is not necessary that the enti; lining should be of expensive material; un bleached factory cloth will answer, provided the facing is deep. So aorder is requisite. but if one prefers it this shoui-, be of velve teen, with facing of a contr.tiung colr. If the blocks are neatly put to gtier no needlework is necessary to andn thesprea. ; that resting on the option of the maker.
Aids to Beauty. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
Aids to ikstiyt!l. A lady who is noted for her fles:lcs as of complexion, attribultes it to the epratice of usinga wash made of slice I caamll ers soaked in milk, applied every niigi:t t the hands and face and allhwel to Idry on. It is inva'uable for removing tan and frec!:les. A new style of hair dressing seeos lil:ely to gain many votaries. The hair is bruicel up very high and fastened with an invisible comb, not in the middle of the head as formerly, but almost over the forheal, an I then arranged with ornamental p;ns in bies, loops and curls. This construction forms a sort of diadem-shaped baekgroedl to the frizzled front hair. The t;i?ei:.a knot of hair, slightly protruding frotl the centre of the back of the heal, is r severe style that is becoming only to women who ptsse s very regular features. Tihe larger --emigrant twist" looks far belttren suite with, for instance, a snub nose. The classic coilfure first mentioned, is apt to prlre a burlescte when affected by a womants wi...
Making Farms Valuable. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
ailflifkini Ftrmls Vfliteable. To increao the value of his land is for the great majority of farmers the readiest and monst obvious means of making money. This is. comoanly atbempted by ecuring the co c!, ration of others. In a new country each additional settler adds to the worth of .ll the land in his neighborhood, provided he be honest and able ai?d willing to work. If a railroad oan be indiuced to catablish a station on or near the farm, its value appre:lates still more. Mlany a man has been made wealthy by the increased value of his original purch:se of a farm from the growinO: up cf a illatge oar ,ey near it. Tl!eeo ftlcs ha?r to eor~ entcnt diverted the mnnds of farmcer from their true busi neos. It has brouwht oan.y to cor:ider the buy)ig of land as a sort of q*aculation, in tread of for th purposeo of working and im. proving it. Yet it is in farm improvement, if judi. ciously followed, thbt g:.,d f .rmero mustlook or the greater portion of their profits. The farm from year ...
Fancy Prices for Stock. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
Fancy Prices for Stock. oany farmers neglect their own interests through prejudice. They will not pay what they call " fancy prices" for better animalse than their own. But what if this so-called !ancy price be based on real value, as it often o ? A cow that with slightly increased cost :or feed will make twice as much butter or give twice as much milk as one of the average "erd. is worth a good deal more then twice as nuch. Deduct the extra cost of keeping if tou will, then take the extra product and re. lard it as so much interest or dividend on the low's value during the years of its probable lilfe and uefulness. The fancy prie:d cow would either loom fully up to the prices now charged for her, or the Ecrub would decline so as to be hardly worth taking even as a gift. This is a kind ot reckoning that the desltr in (overnment securities does when estimating their value. As well say that a four per cent. was estimated at a fancy price because it sells tigher than a three per cent. ...
LIGHT LAP ROBES [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
LIGIIT' L4P OEIIFtR For babies' 'arringes are of linen scrim with hirdler of drawn wrk nat a scant rttlle of Irish .point aron,tl lihe lietar, cr of Madras an::a;iI, trian:llaeI waith a gathered frill tao match. This lat! r is :inished with deep sealhs, buttontll-ho'! -" th silk eorres pnaling to the darker c ;,r l the Madras fabric. It is estimated that the number of elt. phants annually killed in Afrioa is sixtyi.fi thousanad. Melbuitrne Publio Library contair 111,000 volumes and over 100 000 pamphle:a and parts.
PARLOR ORNAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
PARLOR OiNSAMENT. Purchase a npl-ain Ilinn s raiw lbaet, one of at ,aaim1 ad!ceaen.l tiei?? mil it black. Thi,. givr? nn e :i .: : i:,,ick i.m'! for the fruit ltsienm pain-tI r 't d on the sides antl enl; lis e l ali twl. .itl briig'l;v tinted velvet ; :e-tr tw lcan,!!r wit: F?Ivr or gold cord1-thlie sai': hlii.-l run i'o"iu! the edges of the op'nin'. T1i% daint*y pice of home art formrt a l'vily car I !:al.et. A ',-u. mon straw hat, a si e t, tit a Ioy of six years, can lie nnmale in'l. a:n riicim nFlty. Face the rim with salin. :ii'ly I|iltdi: fil the crown with artiticiel l -mars. 'micre Ithe from t tiniling t I y ' l :,,'is .f thr1a ii ; suspend tlh hat fr!i the t p iof a c.lainct or music stanl.
No Carpets. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
No (Crt'CtaS. It looks now as if "the carpet must go." The : uropean sys ecmof isnl ting fluors instead of carpeting them, awl dic,,r.tuino thlem with handsome rags. is gr:elsa ly _"rwing in popu. larity in America. C:arpets. as well as cur. tains,lamruirelins, ets.. ma:y 'e deemed neces. sary parts of hts .-larnis hins, but they all I collect dust aond dirt. tI a m[ore dang:erolus character. In the wointr theyv may be tole rated, but when esmm:r rim'ss they shouild all be removed to pluc, of e s cl ity. and pro tected from light and inste. et i-stryers. The floors shuuldl be Piled with oile, linseed oil, and whenever covcrings ir any I:itl are de sirable, on account ,i lss,.nmue stounds, rugs and mats shoulI ta!ke the place of carpets, and plain shades and shlttr'- will sullice to exclude too glarine a light a I dimininish tihe dust nuisances. F:lors t lois I I.at .id are keptI clean much easier, la I?e oil t,'s isles incor. porated with the wo.,o nn I:oakes a hardrI finish, as it ...
"Sweetheart" was the Name. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
*Steetheart" was the Na? me. 'Twas a brand new boat; there were few afloat More graceful and stauneh than she; And captain and crew, and maids not a few, Were wild on her deck to be. Her masts were set and her sails were wet, She was ready to leave the shore, Yet from stem to stern, as all might discern, No sign of a a name she bore. "Won't you name her for me 1" asked Nora Lee Of the captain so youngo and gray, With a melting glance that made his heart dance; And how could lie answer nay? " Let my name fly from the peak sc high, And 'twill bring ym. ,,,,I luck, I k.,w," In turn cried Dolly, awl Al:alce, and Molly, 3Miriam, Gnrce and Fio. Thecaptain wao kind, and really inclined To honor the eaildent lair, Who thoughtt ill this tray he'd his choice betray. And the love o? iii ha rt declare ; Ile was proud anI I l?p...cl:, b*: 6dILily teased, Thoght he knew it was ha?f in ful, And that none might b:: le:wleid, why, he Said yes unto every one. The day dawned bright, and the breeze was...
ARTIFICIAL RAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
ARIITIFICIAL RAIN. G(;to:t E. CrI'HTl, meteorologist to the recent Governrmeot Rain-making Expedition, discusses in the ~ow York En;in,tri,! .lafimt:ie the recent experiments to produce rain by means of ai-rial explosions: " Examined in detail, with all the attendant circum-tances, it is evident that the experi mnents have utterly failed to demonstrate that explosions call develop a torlm, or carl produce a measurable rain, and they have been not only unsoccesr-ful in result, hut nlmeagre and trivial in themselves. After the conllusion of theo experimellnts, two mIent hers of the party continued olelrations at El 'Paso. and at a point near Sal Diego, Texa-. The explosions a:e said to have been on a Inure extendedl scale. But a care tll rtudy of the report of these operations and the attendant weatlher fails, however, to assure tIe that thle results were any mnore conclusive. But while, for all practical resuilts, the explosions at M.id land were a failure, they afforded one fact of ...
HOW TO START HOUSEKEEPING. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 2 December 1892
110W TO STARlI HOUS1E KEEPING. AM conslantly tecciving letters from J young people about to take the respoln iAbilities of matritony upoln them who, unfortunately, have not a single idea of t economical houseekeepling, or how to set about preparing their futurehomes. Though each are answered individually according to their respective needs, doubtless there are many who never write, but who yet would be equally glad of a little advice. First, with regard to bouse-furnishing. In this respect the coat munt be cut according to the cloth, although I should hope none of my readers would enter rashly into the marriage state without being able to provide necessaries, when by waiting a little they coubl save sulticient to make a comfortable start in life. And here let me say a few words of protest against the growing pro pIensity there is imnoug ai certain cl.,hs to let the poor lprospective husbaed provid eevry thing for the home. It is to bl shared by both. lie is about to gige his wife th...