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DAIRY PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
DAIRY PRODUCE. Cheese-In good supply, prime lines of new make selling at 41d to Sd ; medium to good 3id to 4d. Butter-A fair supply forward, but conse quent upon the extreme heat a large propor tion arrived in heated and bad condition. Butter-Prime dairies sold at 91 to Ilid; a few special factories selling at higher rates: medium to good quality 7d to Id ; heated and inferior lots lower. Potted butter.-Prime new finds ready sale 71d to 8)d; medium, 6d to 7d; inferior and heated lots lower. Eggs, selling freely at t id to t t Id er doz. Bacon-Prime Factory sides, 7d to 71d; middles Bid; hams 9d to gid; country cured, Sd to 6d for sound meat. Honey.-Prime new garden :3d to 4d Beeswax, toldtoo td.
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKET REPORTS. LIVE STOCK. Tuesday, January 19, 1892. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
Conlummercial -:o MELBOURNE MARKET REPORTS. LIVE STOCK. Tuesday, January t9,'t892. Fat Sheep-3o,ooo. The supply proved considerably in excess of requirements. Owing to the hot weather and the trade hav ing sheep on hand, there was a general in disposition on the part of buyers to operate. A few extra prime and heavy wethers sold at full quotations. Good to prime qualities were fully represented, and for such sales were with difficulty effected at from 6d to is per head under last week's rates, * further down ward tendency being noticeable in middling and inferior descriptions. Some large lots were turned out unsold. Prime cross-bred wethers from los to t s 6d; prime cross-bred ewes from 7s 6d to 9s, prime merino wethers from gs to ins ; extra prime and heavy do do from los to its 6d; good merino wethers from 6s 6d to 6s 6d: middling and inferior from 5s to 6s; 6d ; extra do to 6s 6d ; others from 3s 6d. Fat Lamas-Itooo were penned. The demand as exceedinglydulLand depressed. -being ...
The Broadford Courier, AND REEDY CREEK TIMES. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1891. Throwing Down the Gauntlet. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
e ANU REEDY CREEK TIMES. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, i89g Throwing Down the Gauntlet. Tas recent decision of Mr. L iK. McEKiziE to contest the Division of Anglesey with Mr. HUNT, the present member, may be presumed to be a matter of extreme interest to his wide circle of personal acquaintance, and no less so to the electors generally. Mr. McKanxsa we need scarcely say, is, in many respects, eminently fitted to fill the responsible position to which he aspires; and it will probably appear not the least of his claims in the eyes of supporters, that he is a lifelong resident of the electorate, and therefore conver sant with its interests. Of course a seat in the Legislative Assembly is not to.day quite what it used to be. A parliamentary representative is not now, of necessity a ruler. Not he who passes a law, but he who creates the sentiment that leads to it is the true legislator. It would be within the limits of a broad general truth, to say that the schoolmaster is ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
Mail l otices. TALLAROOK. MAILS CLOSE AT THE TALLAROOK POST OFFICE AS FOLLOWS:- Down train 8 a.m., and 4.30 p.m.. daily. For Traawool, Kerrisdale, Doogalook, b'ea, Cheviot, Molesworth, Alexandra, Gohbur, Varck, Bonnie Doon, Merton, Maindample, Mansfield, and Kanumbra, at 9 a.m., daily. For Melbourne and Up train, at 11.30 a.m and 7.30 p.m., daily. For Yea, at 9 a.m. and 7.15p.m., daily. For Sugar Loaf Creek, at a p.m., Tues. days and Fridays only. MAILS ARRIVE AS FOLLOWS : From Seymour at 7 a.m., daily. From Melbourne and Down train, at 8.40 a.m. daily. From Cheviot and Yea, at 945 a.m., daily. From Up trains, at 12.17 p.m., and 8.5 p.m., daily. From Mansfield, Kanumbra, Maindample Merton, Bonnie Doon, Yarck, Gobur, Alex andra, Molesworth, Yea, Doogalook. Kerris dale and Traawool, at 7.30 p.m., daily. From Sugar Loaf Creek, at 2.30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays only. BROADFORD ARRIVE AT BROADFORD FROM (Daily.) A.M. P.M. Seymour ... ... .. 30 Melbourne ... .. 8 30 4 56 Reedy Creek ... .....
Power of the Imagination. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
owier of the I It ;lhintion.l L It is'a well knr.own f?et that dttitegthc racing of cholera. or any other fatal epii d.emie, nearly half the victims die from fright alope. Even in ordinary times the imagination plays et:ange tricks. A wetll known writer was once matle the victim of a practical jkl:e that narrowly escaped a erious termlnation. Hie entered a re?em where some of his jovial friends were ihainv good cheer. Being, himself, at that peidal of his life, of a convivial turn, he readily joined his comrades in cracking a freali rottle. Presently one of them an:xiouly looked at the label, that hal been nm:dilied for the oeeasion. and exelanined that they had been drinking puisou. The visitob gr:w alarmed, rmanifested dangerors syvmp toms, took to his bed, andl his comrades themselves becoming frightened, Eent in haste for a physician, wLhot it took a long while to satisfy his imaginative patient that he was not perishing from a deadly potion. A physician who was 'ond of sxperime...
Subjects For Thought. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
S iSuljects For Thought. TO some the experience they pass thronch are like beadt, upon a string, and. when the thread of life is cut, they simply roll away out of night and out of mind. A new business here, a now friendship there; here a lucky nacident. there a disastrous failure; Shere. hirthl andl rejoicing, there a death and Smourning; and, as thie mind recalls them and no connection between them, xeplt that of time or piace. Another personu cromes oat n of each one fuller; stroneer; wiser than before. A serious ilitrs os.hs led hin to study the Slaws of his physical nature, and taught him i how to secure health for himself, his family, and those whom heo"ltav influence. A dis aster in business is siftel to the bottom, and d new lieht is thrown on future plans. Or a y great happiness comes to him, and he hastens ,t to share it with others, or learns through it how he may bless others. IIe is necumulat o ing experience, not simply to count it over and recall its p.nasure or its pa...
Greatings from the English Press [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
SGten?ing: from t lre Engrlish Press Y: -Crves. A eding Lon.lcn ueespaper gives its Iv Iadentha e following startling piece of in Ls ? fma 11: 1 "Ii.sra'.ia, winter starts in May and Scilds iD.cember. The rest of the year the , be:t inltense, the thermometer frequently reachig 110 delgrecs." had yl e writer of above had to "shake o.u0i under agum.-treein April or wear an d crer&lt;c in sovembodr, iii Ahiscralii, he would nerrbhave penned the linos. The ther r nomerfrquenttly reaching 110 degrees is good. S lie' is another equally authentic item: * Sl thousand kangaroo skinsaro received a in Nesark, New Zealand, every week. They are a tanned in an establishment in that city.,' Nrowthere are no kangaroos indigenous to rNew-sealand; and the "City of Newark" is fr from being a well.known place, in V 'ictria, at all events. A'pin, the same paper makes the following a anulncement: "t is proposed to erect an Eiffel Tower in Melournue, and a company with a capital of f.100,000 has b...
A Joke that was Coined. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
A Joke that was Coined. "Coining " jokes is a very common fi?nre of speech. bot we knowu of only one instance in which the joke was actually coined-tlat is struck upon graven die, and issued from a legal mint. The fact is historical, and is as followa: In the year 1679 the Danes ad vanccd with a large force upon Hamburg,, hut' after a uiege of considerable duration, meeing but little hope of ultimate success, they finally withdre.v and marched back. Thrreapon the Hamburgers caused a medal to oe struck in commemoration of the event. On one side of the numismatic curiosity was the inscriplioe: "The Klng of Denmark came b, fore Hamburg. What lie gained by it will be seen on the other side." Ou the other side there was a total blank.
Married Life. An Argument Between a Bachelor and Beledict as to its Success. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
llarried Life. i Et'LEaLe a to its Success. " Is marriage a failure?" " th?u depends." 'oailte hlkely; but there 'were many fia,.us el who "h. ae the strength of their pie:ol lun x?'p,,le to the view i that mar r:a"L was not to u: desired." S is icn uvetsa.ttion took place lately be. tAeenl t5o disputants. Tue bachelor con tinued: ' Shall I iire off my list of famous men who abhorred marriage, or who, married, were woefully unhappy ?" The married man revlied: "Fire your head off if )o chioose. But I warn you be. fore you begin that your argument is of no avail." 'Iow so l" "Because every man is entitled to his opinion; and the opinion of a bachelor on I marriage must at aleast be a mere matter of i hersay or the fancies of inexperience and prejudice." "I defy you I" '" Then goahend." " Here toey are, the famous bachelors of Sthe world, a list of omen eminent in alt lines ci human endea vor, col leeted by me at great aI serfice of time anod-" '4hi I" " You do not want to be convinced...
Fishing in the Sunday Creek. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
Fishiug in the Sunday Creek. GooD FsHINGo.-Notwithstanding all that is said, fish do evidently manage to exist below the Paper Mill. On Wednesday morning Messrs. Eaton and T. Marchbank spent a very profitable hour and a half a mile below it during which they succeeded in hooking out some 3olbs of, fine cod and bream, the largest weighing 8 pounds. The anglers attribute their luck principally to the pecuilar condition of the atmosphere prevailing at the time. Another party caught 3olbs the same afternoon near the same place and they state there was practi. cally no limit to the quantity obtainable. NeW aruMsas.-in another column Mr. Bossence, undertaker of Kilmore, announces that be has'commenced business in Biddle's Buildings, opposite the Royal Hotel, Sydney street, and assures his customers that all orders by telegram or otherwise will receive immediate atteution.
Strath Creek. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
Strath Creek. --0 [YROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] Duvano Monday a serious fire broke outon the Tallarook ranges and Messis. G. and W. Richards and also Shepherd have suffered considerably through loss of grass, and fences. Fortunately Wednesday's rain put an effectual damper upon it. The creamery machinery is in course of erection and next week will see the structure in working order. A surprise party visited Mr. Munro'son Friday night and a glorious time they had too. So large was the number that it was necesssary to adjourn to a neighbouring hall where daylight dawned in an incredulously short time. The Cricket match-Smokers v. Non Smokers-resulted in a tie on the first innings. The lovers of the weed scored 34 at their second attempt; leaving the nun-smokers35 to win with 15 minutes to do it in. Craig and Hilliear went to the stumps and made 6 the first over. The remainder with 4 to spare were obtained within the limits of time. The non-smokers thus won after a elose game.
General Gatherings. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
Q eziera ii tt C.Lxti.t IN :;an "?mes ren,,r:s t:e deirt a; : Qohwec tr 3?" l.e1:,0..e, tem't:Tcsat, fore man of rtie tiitet: .,th.4'!.t. ir Tleljrph Cns?opanY, tr ru.m,,+ ninath;.o for ;i, si,.:: re:! strength. 1:: w , !l . p::', i, 10-feet t.!eeraph ltt I :, his slit di.r, wa'k with is some ,istance", nnlt ;,:?e.t ij i. ::.ositil with priect tease-a f~at h.", :heJ wa s seer.&lt; t:?le ar,,omplished by i.nt trd'n,:trv in-. 13. Hie was toly 1. I.x italy, whler" ni'tlde lha:been itcr,:aine i lreitarly since 1r71, it in ro,?,rv.ed rrn"s the dime is more i liqlen.t truI n o ettarliedi Tllan married mru, ,ut witil til wll0en it is otherwise. Mo:u I: rrliea. ':oenl commlit snicide than uncrrrrtied wsno :n. Menaresort more frequertlly to crns had revolvers; women to ,drown i, gentr nliv inthlesallncr time, whent the lwater is not, sr col . SEDAN chairs were tiret introtidred in LImalon in 1634, when Sir Sanders Duaneeomb ;obtained tmu ecle privilege, to let, use, and hire a numb.:...
Serious Fire at Kilmore. OVER £2,000 OF PROPERTY DESTROYED. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
Serious Fire at Kilmore. OVER £2,ooo OF PROPERTY DES. TROYED. ON Thursday night thde-1th inst at about 9 o'clock an extremely destructive tire broke out on some premises in Sydney Street, which resulted in the speedy demolition of three business houses and the partial destruction of the " Advertiser" Office. The cause of the fire is unknown but it originated in the grocery store of Mr. J. P. Butler, from which a volume of smoke was seen to issue at the time mentioned. An alarm was at once raised and a crowd of ex. cited residents were soon on the spot making Herculeau but almost unavailing efforts to stay the devastating power. lHaving broken open the door of Butler's premises it was seen at once that nothing could save them from complete ruin, and almost im mediately the back portion of the neighbour. ing house was seen to be on fire, A band of men set to work at the perilous task of rt. moving the furniture of this and the neigh. bouring house. And they were not a moment too soon ...
Spring Valley. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
Spring Valley. :o: [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] ANOTHFR meeting of the shareholders and others interested in the creamery took place on Friday. Mr. I. Evans occupied the chair. The business of the evening was the elec. tion of collectors, a proceeding rendered necessary through the damaging influence of certain rumors which had got abroad to the effect that the project might possibly go 'bung'for want of support. Mr. G. H. Evans moved the election of Messrs. Carver and J. Evans to act in the capacity of General Treasurers which met with general approval and was carried. Messrs. J. J. and G. H. Evans were appointed collectors with in. structions to obtain all monies due by the 2oth. In reply to a question it was stated that all would be on the same financial foot. ing as suppliers whether shareholders or not, for the present. Mr. Purcell, a representa. tive of the Yea Company explained various points of interest, stating that the creamery would not be erected till next season. The Y...
THE DEAF MUTE. A Canviet Incident of Macquaric Harbour. [COPYRIGHT.] [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
THE DEAF MUTE. , (sitauict Inchident ofr Mahcqtaric Harbour. rCorittittiT.] Ti.e west coast of Tssmrtaia bids fair It fill a good space in the wor'd's hietnr.-. T'iasman and Cook sighted its iprec'ipitous clilfs and snow-capped peaks ore theys hld any real idea ot tihe great 2'errat Ausi'alia, which lay to'the north, and indeed lilth of themi thlounht it was the southerni por tionl of the unknown continent which \was su'pposed to balance the north in thie southern hemisphcere. In long ages past this miight really have been so. and many tgnorant convicts wh) licopled the Island inthe following century actually thought (as did thse of Botany Bay) that China -might be reached overland. This. pro oiund geographical ignorance urged more than one felon to escape, and trust to the solitude of an Australian bush for free dam and better days. Whlen tile Iritish! tGovernment decided to make a convict wa-ttlement of Van Dieman'a Land in 1805 :hetnu;tberof transportees was nogreat tilat several...
Humorous. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
We have all some sad moments in our lives, salt ecrets that mre nit immo:tal or crimlinal or any thing like that, but simply nilments of unlhappy neaident or paitfl stupility, Don't you recollect, forinstaonce, the time whzn your bIest irl wanted you to take her to tie tlheatre nnd you wrote to her you were sick and clonfinte. to yolr betl, andl her yonllger brother told her next morning he had been out at a prize ficht with you? lion't you ren:emLer, and kick yourself when you think of it, the time you wantedl to show hr the pretty letter you had from your mother about her. and you grave her nstcead a dunning note from the jew eller for thir handsome bracelet you gave her as a present the Cristnmas beforel There are worse contretemps that you recetllect oecnaioll ally, I know, but they would notlook pretty in print. I an reminded of the subject by til absent-mindedness of a fellow who dresser himself up in his best and went one ervnirn to call upon the pretty daughter of a rich man...
Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
Local and General News. -to: BAND.-The Band will meet for Practice at Mr. J. Noble'scottage on Saturday evening. TALLAROOK.-The central Board of Health at their fortnightly meeting on Tuesday, gave their approval to a building plan sub. mitted for the Tallarook Mechanics' Insti tute. KILMonE WATERWORKS TRUST.-A sum of 16.ooo has been loaned by the Govern ment to the Kilmore Waterworks Trust for water supply purposes, the Trust being a cor poration named, and having complied with the requisitions mentioned in the " Water Supply Loans Application Act, i8gi." AcKNOWLEDGEMENT.--The Secretary of the Kilmore Hospital. Mr. A. M. Luckie, desires us to acknowledge the receipt from Mr. E. Brennan, of LI 12s 4d, the amount contributed by the employes of the Lang. ridge and Doyle's Mine, Reedy Creek, in aid of the funds of that institution. SALVATONIuss.-The members of the Seymour contingent of the Salvation Army have decided to hold a series of special services at the Mechanics' Hall. The meet...
The Ianer Man. Transforming the Pigs into Household Supplies. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
The Inner M1n,. Tr'at:formigtt the 'Pils sfmto Jlotseho!ld .St 1lies. Theeb are few tasks peculiar to farm life wlich are more dreaded by the house. wife tian the care of lard and the other bv-prolucts oi pork, and it is well to hava the pa;try hell stockedtwitl. substantial flid btfhre the day for slaiuthtering, as one vldl not feel like doing much cookitg while " up to one's eyes" in \Whre a hutheler is employed, he usually re moves the fat from the i lwards, but this task is to fall to the lot of an iuex. plriutced person, shie .ad better assist son:me neighbor during her intliction of this work, for no amount of verbal in itrietion will teach one so well as an hour or two of practice. I do not think tt pays to spend too much time in trying to secure every scrap of fat, for fowls will make economical use of all that is left. Throw the fat into a pail of water as fast as it is removed, and when two quarts have accumulated, wash it to remove the blood, put into an iron kettle with ...
Reedy Creek. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
Reedy Creek. -4--t [PROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] MINING on the Creek (I am sorry to say) is almost at a standstill. The Langridge and Doyle's United Company held a meeting of shareholders on Saturday last. I haye heard from very good au tho?ity that an extraordinary meeting of shareholders will be held in about three week's time,to determine on the best mode of further procedure. The Crown Com pany are still working, but as far as I can hear nothing fresh has been struck. The Amalgamated Miners' Association held their half-vearly meeting on Satur day last, Mr. George Balmer was duly elected president: Mr. W. W. Hill, treasurer: Mr. J. T. Baren, secretary for ensuing half year. On Saturday last a curious coinci dence excited the plethoric laxitude of Reedy Creek. Our placid burgesees were astounded and awe struck by hideous phonetic discord. The air was stifling, nodoe could raise a decentbarlr. no devotee a hymn, prostrated as nature was by thermal inclemency. The cause of this dist...
A Badge of Service. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 January 1892
A Badge of Service. -----+--- For many years before the Crimean War. the moustache, In England, was the dis tinguishing badge of the cavalry; it was prolibited in the infantry, and as for the civilian who braved public opinion by spnrting it, he was looked on either as an at tist. an eccentric, or as wishing to pass for a hussar. But shaving by regulation (little I as it may be suspected by those who submit Ito it) has an origin more serious than mere Icaprice or love of uniformity. It is the badge of service ; a survival of the primitive custom of mutilating slaves to prevent their escape, or ensure their recognition and re. capture if they did escape. The Mosaic law made the mutilation more merciful than it probably bad been previously. The proper Smode of re-engaeing a servant is set forth i in the Bible : '" Then his master shall bring 'him unto the judges: he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and Sis mnster shall bore his ear through with an av:l, and be ...