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MEETING OF DIRECTORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
MEETING OF DIRECTORS. A meeting of the new Directors took place at Bidstrup's Hotel on Monday night to make further arrangements. It was decided that a deputation consisting of Messrs. Niels Bidstrup and Alex. Mc. Leod officially visit the Violet Town and Euroa Factories, and makeevery possible. investigation relating to plant, building &c, and report.ata meeting to be held to-night,
The Art of Dressing. It Is a Gift of Nature Possessed by But Few Women. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
Th6 Art of Dressing. It Is a Gift of Naturee Poseesed by DIt Few Women. Dressing, lib kbissing, goes by favor. The art of dressinggwell is a gift of nature. The persons who are well dressed simply cannot help dressing well. It is not a question of cost at all, or d.thought, particularly. Give them the mostinexpenesive fabrics and least amount of time, and they will appear as ex. quisiteiy dressed as if they had been on. limited as to both, On the other hand, the veriestdowdy that ever appeared may have lavished time and thought and money on a tout ensemable that makes the beholder want cew-nc.e.TA....i.. ,rpll in not in the, bead, itis in the fingers. Itis a knack they have, somehow, of getting things on in the right way, of slipping, them deftly and securely into place, and making, them stay there. Whbo of 's does not know some woman whose dainty way of wearing a cheap print gown end'a shilling hat has made her the prettiest picture in all the world. And who has not envied her that...
Formation of Icebergs. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
F'oimation of Icebergs. lThe formation of icebergs was watched laei summer by Mr. 1. I1. Loomis and Prof. aluir, ,while staying seven weeks near the .ISuir glacier. The falling of blocks from the iarininal .wal: wa? very ,irregulr ;.at times; about every, five minutes; while at iother times the observer might wait an hour with ,out seeing one. fall. One day, in twelve hours, 1'2 thundering reports from the falling hergs,wwre heard at camp, about a mile off. n1hebvy rain especially, it seemed as If a ethnideretorm' or cannonade were going on. Icmetimee a bloc,' breaking off, burtes into fregritents, aid falls like a cataract. .Again, an enormous block will sink unbroken into the water, thlin rise. perhaps 250. feet, even with the,tpp of the ledier, the water pouring oil it; then toppld on its side .with a heavy I blundering rcar, scattering spray in all 'directinsi, and. wallow about among other liceberge liken liUg~einoister. V.,.,','
Digestibility of Nuts. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
S Digestibility of Nuts. N'ate are commonly ranked among articles very difficult of digestion,;bot that they are so is due. rather to the manner and the time which they are eaten than to the nuts` them: selves. The texture of the'meats is firm; and unless great careis taken' in mastication, they are apt to go into the stomach in little hard chunks not easily soluble by the gastric juice. To secure proper mastication, it is an excellent plan to eat them with a hit of hard bread or a cracker. The oil of nots is ih the form ýo an emulsion, similar to cream. They are' a very hearty, nutritious food. which should be taken at meal time and not just before going to bed as is often done. -They' make a very, good dinner dessert. • The popular notion that salt taken, with nuts is an aid to their digestion is a fallacy. Salt is I an antieeptio and its presence iq the stomach naturally retards the digestion: of. food, esp.cially if takenin liberal allowance..
Pioneer Starr-Bowkett Building Society. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
Pioneer Starr*Bowkett Balli Ing Soclety. A publie Meting wua hal la the Me. hanies' lnstitatJ Broadlord on Thun?da7 erveing lat, for the pur of ospl?niog the working of the Pioneer Stur B ow . eiste of Building Society. The chair wasve tupied by the ite,. E. G. liggin who regretted the the Otueaane vaa sJow ifairpi bl. h bworking of tie society, by the prospectus it wis evident that the object was to induce thrift imong the working classes. The rid adage was ever trWe - take .cas of the shillings and the pounds will take care of themseles." The man who was steady nod saving if a strike came had a few pounds in his pocket rsdy for an cmergeney, while the man who squandered all he got wae forced to take lower w ea as he had no capital tosetand out upon.-Appleuse. Mr. Thomas Boardman chair?:?a of dinre. ton opened the subjch t of Starr Bowkettiem and used France as an illustration aof nations great?es though thrift, and the peasant had his ova parcel of latd and workel is to the best a...
Broadford Butter Factory. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
Broadlord Butter Factory. y - As already intimated the following lette" was received from Mr. John Hanbury of tu' Euron Butter Factory, in kind response to our special request that he would express a candid opinion on the project of the proposed Broadfordl factory --In reply to yours re proposed Broadford butter factory I would recommend at your next meeting of directors that several be deputed to visit our factory, when we would have great pleasure to afford them all the information we are able to supply. I can aesure you that 1 am more than enurprised that Broadford has not hitherto erected a Butter Factory and Creameries in the surrounding distriet, ua I can confidently peak from my own know. ledge of the large dairying industry in your district, and ther would not be the elightest isik in bringing your Butter Factory to a soccessful issue. And when erected I. em satisfied it would eonvinee,tle most etubbeml of near dery brrmses theanwisons of seos Stie' Siga y o d or *i. fs. - n...
An Electric Marvel. Edison's Latest Triumph with the Phonograph. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
An Electric Marvel. Edison's Latest Triumph with the Phonograph. The old phonograph, ,Edison's first attempt at anything of the kind, was made about 187;4, and exhiblted throughouu America more as a curiosity and toy than as a commercial or practical machine. For twelve years the inventor has occupied him. tell with the electric light, but the phone. graph has always bobbed, so to speak, in his mind, and nine months ago he hit upon a new idea. WVthin two months he so per fected it, that the mere making of the first expotimental machine was coauoaratively a simple matter. His present phonograph occupies leas space than a type.writer, and can be manufactured for sale at about £12. As a motor he uses a simple form of an electric motor, reqliring only four cellh of a simple-battery; it works without noise, and requires so little power that the battrries will run for a month without change, and will run the motor four or five hours a day. The roller on which was the sheet of tinfoilwhich...
Subjects For Thought. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
Subjects For Thoungt. a--'- F.LSE modesty is the refinement of vanity. BIt .quick I You cannot nee a minute but once-make the moot of it. lIrLo yourself ; love your neighbor; do the duty thvt lies nearest you. BUSICTESs dispatched is business well done, but business hurried is business ill done. Lro u is the basis of all evil. After one year of absolute truth crime would disap. p ear. McsT of o our misfortunes are more support able than the comments of our friends upon ithem. onlhe is brain fog, and it sometimes takes Sall the rays of the sun of experience to die. Sperse it. Is a fool knows a secret, be tells it because he is a fool; it a knave knows one, he tells it whenever it is his interest to do so. How natural it is to hate the man who, when he hears that you have sworn to re. form, reminds you that be has heard you take the same oath before. Hoer may be but another name for decep. tion and disappointment; out youth is supreme happiness in itselt, because all pos sibilities li...
Wandong. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
Wu4oeg. [snoM OUS oWe CowsUIouDerT.l The testimonial to Mr. Galvin, our former police constable, was presented that gentleman on Monday night last. To show the warmth of their regard for his many sterling qualities a smoke night had been arranged, to which he was m vited. Mr. H. Harter jor. took the chair at i8S, and in a neat and ap propriate speech presented him with a gold chain and locket, and assured him that his four and a half years service in Wandong had gained him the higs esteem and good will of all the residents. He concluded by wishing him succesa and many years of honorable service in which to wear the slight, but expressive mo mento. Mr. Galvin in fe?ing and ap. preciative terms, thanked those whose kindly feeling towards him had taken so practical a turn. After others present had spoken eulogistically of Mr. Galvin, the healths of the chairman. guest, and visitors were heartily drunk, and with some good songs the irst smoke night that has ever taken place at Wandont w...
Why Should A Man Kill Him[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
A riroruiLer-? phiysician who ii r.lu.?tea a study of c?icide raid te other tay. " W\VL shti ai a mtrn hit! himself ? The popitulr anwtrri. 'i,. o Ier-tI p h:e is crazry I' Sotentilfic u/I i i:i:ly dip:rr.oe that, but are etill sth trl 'o:: t a ten itn d viuinl; a better miwwer. .- iw the philor!rtier Fntuca cerrzy lhen he rnt'-ed the warn ILath anrid peled his veine ? W,:.. , ll the Londr eds of ,ta.mcne wo iatde :t I:py derpatch of thulemturtl? ih ifI- Sutrily iot.'' Tir G to.s rarely cor-mi:ted suicider' Lut at one ti- :t woe : :::,. ... f.:,hcn to tonse. it i tire r n?t cl razi:its far a blave to commit reic i. thou?:h a h?l?\ oWnr! of[tl goes. rxten:tvo inquiry foils to develop a il?ge l ce t of anl Armierirn ir le to comlunet ting a; nic.e,tthorgh thertl' fLte I-c tn a ftw eared aracn.r n uIrti s end t Cion tone. Shrall it be eair, t:n, thlat the tupetior rcte is the ution it -. : bh~l Le tlst ew er!.r. I':hr.s r, : :rLat tiit inat kt.m iting, to do with i:, l:t it it il d l?r...
Correcting Him. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
Correcting Him. Juatiae of the Peace: "Had you ever saw this man before ?" W~ITr?SS: "Yes." "Had he came before you had went f" "No." "Ia them your eggs what you say was stole ?" "Yea." "Would you have reoogniesd them if you had seen them before they was brung here ?" "Yea; Iwould have knoer'd them." "Speak graomatic, young man. It ain't roper to say have knowed. You should have Miss Simpatida: "Dear 3lre. Brown, I mies that g,,od-luoking servant of. yours. Where is she?" WheMrs. B ' She was so ineffbhly, insuffer ably, densely stupid that I ;bad to part with Sher." MI KMiss- .: "I am :o sorry. I. always sympathies with a woman too obtuse so earn her own living. Where is the poor Mr. B.:" Doing well and making money. Iherond the iutetligence oeioe." Accoanmue to a Germany authorlty, it has been found, that ino will rapidly corrode when in contact with brickwork. To prevent this, oofing felt is place'd between the zmo and the brickwork.
What to Eat. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
Whiat to Eat. In order to keep the body in a healthy conditinu, food should Le consumed judic iously. Te? harder a ran or wom::an works, the more ihe or the exhaute i his or her pbhy eical tpacitsee, and t!he mc.re nourishment be or ehe ltqultes. , bMile those who labor out of deots in the fielde, etc., need five pcunesof colid muxes food daily, persons of sedentary lialito (those who rematt quietly ind?als the greater falt of the time, and sleep more than. eight hours out of the twenty four) would find two and a hall euticiant Chrong of food ohould always follow change of scaeone. In winter we require more stimulating food than in summer, eauch as meat and eweete, bath of which produce heat. Itt summer we crave acids and fresh fruit, and fresh fish, with palatable liquids, should be used. Milk and eggs nourish the blood, and nothing is more inviting in summer than a generous goblet of cool, sweet mnile and a dish of eggs boiled, taectly to the taste, broken into an egg-cup and eate...
A SAD END. OLD JACK SIMPSON FOUND DROWNED. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
A SAD END. OLD JACK SIMPSON FOUND DROWNED. Shortly before midday yesterday morning, John Simpson of Broadford, better known by the sobriquet of " Tinker Jack," was found drowned in the Sunday Creek near the Railway bridge. The body was found by Peter Bidstrup and Frank Jones lying in the shallow part of the stream, face downwards; the poor fellow's hat and one shoulder alone protruding from the water. There is something slightly mysterious about the sad event, but the facts so far as known at present appear to be these: On the previous night Jack spent a portion of the even. ing, as was his wont, in the bar of Bidstrup's hotel, and appears to have been under influence the of drink. He remained there till shortly before closing time-about 20 minutes past 11, when he left taking the direction of the Creek, and little as the event could have been anticipated, fears were expressed that he would tumble into the water and be drowned. Alarmed by his continued absence, his wife yesterday mo...
Broadford Butter Factory. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
Broadford Butter Factory. A largely attended meeting of share holders took place at Bidstrup's Hotel on Saturday afternoon for the purpose of electing directors and discussing the question of the factory site. Mr. Ken neth McKenzie, who occupied the chair, after announcing the object of the gather ing congratulated the shareholders on the success which had attended the sale of shares which had now reached 1,100 He could say for the Directors that no stone had been left unturned to secure these results as they had personally can. vassed the country round. With regard to the site, an important and highly satis. factory letter had been received from Mr. T. Hunt which would be read later on. Mr. Alex. McLeod thought the election of Directors should be immediately pro. ceeded with, and moved that in balloting upon candidates the shareholders should have a voting power proportionate to their individual interest-one vote to one share. The motion was seconded by Mr. John Zwar and carried un...
Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
Local and General News. -o- POLICE Couar.-There were no cases heard before the local court last Monday. LICeNCING COURT.-The Annual licensing Court for the districts of Broadford Pyalong and Kilmore. Forhes and Maranding will take place atKilmore on Monday next. A N$5UCAD.ncEZZAR.-A human being, half starved and demented, says a contem porary, and with hair two feet long and nails and hands resembling claws, has been dis covered in the ranges nar lBoggy Creek, in the Bairnsdale district. He had been leading a hermit's life for some time, and his sleeping place was in a hollow log. Perssvrlntansu.--A large and interest. ing gathering is expcted for Friday, t8th, when the members of the local Presbyterian Church meet to celcbrate their anniversary at the Mechanics' Institute. There is to be a tea and an alter meeting, which will be addressed by well-known ministers and others associated with the Presbpterian cause. Toys.-Mr. J S. Brown's large and laughably ingenious variety of childr...
Humorous Not An Improbable Story. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
IInlr orous ., -4+ *.------ of;An Improbable Story. i' What's he matter, old man 7" he Paid as they met the morning after. "You look blue." . , S" I feelblud."e,';. " But Isto night y9u' werethe jolliest mem bcre of thbe pa.ty."' " t felt jolly." " You acted like a boy juso let out of school." : -: "' i f like ?."BB' . ":' ....... "- _,:'"."".: .". " You oid your wife had gone qway for the first time in three )ears and there wesn't anyvone to say a word if you went home and cii?ed over the nsirteccleckl.'0 .. . . " I remember it."'' i, " 'ou said that if you stayed out until 4 o'eloek there was no one to look at you re. proachfully a?nd ei~l'. and make you' feel' mean." '" Yes and I stayed out until l o'clock didn't I ?" " You certainly dhi." " And I gave an indian war whoop on the do retEep." " Yec , and yJo: een a verse frcm a Comic opera song and you tried to dance a log."' ' And my wile had missed the train. Now igo away and leave noe. I want to kick my. oelf a I;ttle more for n...
Subjects for Thought. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
ZiuLjcctc for Ebouiotbt. Of all miinor Christian graces none is mIre worthy of cultivition than cheerfui noss.- It is the genial warmth of life, never, passion-like, lplseinr up to fever glow nor ebbing down to death-chill. It is the light of home life, not dazzling or fluctuating, but 'beaming stealily, unpretendinog on through the clouds and gloom of every storm and tempest. It is the sowect that makes the bitter Cup of life palatable without being sickly, and drinkable without indiucing by 'its lusciousness haste in the drinking., It is the'softener of all irregularities, the ioft hand that, passing over the wrinkled fore head, wrinkled by the weary carm of life; smooths out the lines and eobls Ift fever:' It is the tender lip that presses gently on the cold, hard creases which unklnd ness and cruelty have graven round the world-weary mouth, kissing them away into dimples. The love that endures is' independent of all outward and material circumstances; it can be killed only from ...
Miscellaneous. Marvellous Drill of Russian Cossacks. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
Miscellaneous. ,Ž Marvellous Drill of Russian '3 Cossacks. The Governor of Moscow last montI graioiusly permitted a numberof Paris news. paper reporters to witness a drill of the Cos. sacks at the Msecow Garrison. One reporter deecribes it as follows: " The drill of the Cossacks is something marvellous. \Ve came to witness it just at the moment when Colonel Havaiski rode un at a foil gallop in front'of-the squadrona' in line. " In this country the commander of a regi: meat never appears before his troops without soluting them and pronouncing the following words: ' Idorovo mnlodtay I' ('Good morn. ing, hmy fine fellows ') To this salutation the entire regiment responds, ' We wish your lordship good health I' "The troops then scattered, and the maamuvering began. It was simply asetound ing, and the Frenchmen who witnessed it, .tOn in number, on the invitation of Colonel Ilovaishi, will never forget it as long as. they live. S"Imagine the most extravagant equestrian programme of a circ...
UNDER SENTENCE IN NORFOLK ISLAND. AUTHENTIC RECORDS. [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.] No. 5. THE FALSE MESSENGER. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
UNDER SENTENOEI NORFOLK ISLAND. AUTHENTIC REAi)D ,. tI? ALL roisnrs artsat nj v i 1No. " : THEI TALLE JLteetNGEn. On the morning of the ?nd January, 1S17 the whole of the conviots at the head prison of Norfolk Island' were drawn up" in the outo' vasT'i n e ai oely'iJ The ivii i1rno" mandant. It ,wsn~egood oldrule of the Sye tem that at lthe begonin'g of each year the feloi e?;oiio~li havean ofticial hormily launched' at themrc • Thn e.rFl itj?P i titeir;irimeS were pointed out, and the.peculiar graelournets and lenity of the authoiitie. etrougly dwelt on. ' It was, of., course, a gigntie farce, but no it was.a regulation ".therein made and provided," :it was carried 'out with all the orremony anod decorum ntcesoery to uphold the mnieety of the penal syrtem. • On the 2nd of January, 1.]87. the task of the civil eammandant was'mtre than usually 3dlt:oult, for he.poke to hungry men. Under. ordiny ar citrumstances thecruelly ill used felons looked-:upon the Norw Yiitr' addrees. as a pec...