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THE GLOBE TROTTER Famine and the Knout in Russia. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
7HE GLOBE TROTTER Famine and the Knout in Russia. To say that agriculture in Rasria has comne so be a perfectly ruinous occupation, and that those who follow the plough-that is, practi. cally, the entire population of IRoseia-are utterably unable to pay anything lhke the ex abitant taxes on which M. Vishnegradeki confidently relies for his feats of financial Legerdemain, is to put the case so mildly as to be posstively misleading writes our corres. pondent. The misery is as widespread as it is intense. From north, south, east, and west the same dismal tale is heard. The poverty of the peasants has in many places iallen far below the famine.line. The ilfiris over head and ears in debt, thousands are being kept alive by private charity, tens of thousands by begging and stealing and numbers have died and are daily dying of hunger, and the knout is being briskly ap. pised to those who have still a shelter from one snow and wind, in the vain hope of making them contrioute to the success ...
Nature. Nature's Protection of Fish by Color. S[?] GREEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
Natitre. NIature's Protection of Fish by Color. sron aEr.EN. It is wonderful to note the methods em. ployed by nature for the protection of all her living forms. There is no living creature which has not been provided by nature with some means for protection either through strength, fleetness of foot or wing, cunning, or a natural color similar to the surrounding object, thereby rondering them dillicult of de. tection. The partridge closely resembles the del leaves, twice, and fallen timber, and the deer possesses the same eharacteriticis to such a delree that about the only part readily seen is the white hair on the under part of the tail. Many of my readers have doubtless t.bsrved the dificulty usually experienced in looting into a trout streamt to see any of the fish. This is caused by two reasons-the first is the natural ehyness of the fish, and the esonod is that they so nearly resemble the color of the bottom of the stream. But the color is effected only so far as the dif?rent...
A Cute Young One. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
A lCult ]t'utlt Olle. In little Daisy's dimFlrn hand two bright new pennies shone ; One wns w or Bob--at bcicol just then-the ether Daisy's own. While waiting Dob's retlrn, she rolled both treasures on the flor, When suddenly they deappeared, and one was seen no more. e SPoor )Daisy I s youl penny lost?" was naked, in accents kbid. U Why. no. mine's here, bhoe quickly eaid "it's loha' I cannol find "
Electric Sunstroke. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
Electric Sunstroke. 5M. Defontaine, doctor in chief to the Creo. sot Steel Works, in a paper read before the Fre..h Sciety of Surgeons,states that work. men employed in operatiog the electric forges at Creusot are eubject to a form of sunstroke, which he attributes to the intense light radiated from the focus of the forge. Ordi. nary are lamps are incapable of produciog such effects, as the light is not sulfficiently in tense, but these forges emit a light of more than 100,000 candles from a few equare cen timeters of surface, producing on men ex. posed to their glare physiological conse. quences previously unheard of. Frequently after two or three hours' work, the men comr plain of pains more or less intense in the neck, the face, and the fcrehead, simultane. ously with which the cobr of the skin is changed to reddish brol.. Further, in spite of the precaution taken ty the men of shield log their eyes with darkglasses, the retina is affected to such a degree that for some minutes a...
"Stuffiin." [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
"Sttuffin'." I A kindergarten teacher who was in the habit of making her pupils learn the name of king.,.que.ns and presidents who rule over the Oanioois of the earth was telling them not long einee that a new presiden t had been chosen in France-S adi-Carnot. "Now, children." said the, "you all re. member who was the president of France before. I told you last month. Wao was Nobody could remember. Thinking to re mind them that it wac Grevy, ehe said: ' Well, his name sounds familiar. What is it you eat with turkey ?' And the elass, with one accord, ehouted out. Sstuflo ' l"
[?] Way to Follow Sensible Advice. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
'7 Way to Follow Sen sible Advice. "'If a person Ewallows poison uy accident or purposely, instead of breaking out into in. coherent and multitudinous exclamations. dispatch same one for the doctor." "That sounds senstIle," said Bixby, as he read the above advie? sloud to his wife one evening. Then he read : "M Meantime run to t!, kitchen, get half a glass of water, put into it a teaspoonful of salt and as much ground mustard, catch a firm hold of the person's nose, then down with the mixture and up will some the poison." "There, my dear," said Bixbv to his wife, "you'd better keep that in mind in case one of the children should accidently get hold of poison and I shouldn't be at home. But you women fly right off the handle at the very time you ought to be eelf-poesessed and have all your wits about you." The very next day the servant came rushing upstairs and gasped out: " Oh, ma'am ? Oh, Mr. Iliby I The babyl He'e ewallowed half a bottle of loddynum, and-" " Great Scott I'" shoute...
CHAPTER III. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
CHAPTER LII. Rev. Mr. Wobbles explained his friend Pentecost's system, and the burglar kindly offered to help put it in practical opera tion. "It's a good scheme," acquiescently re marked the burglar, "and if only more coves 'ud adopt it us blokes 'ud have a darn sight. easier time. Ther perfesh is full of trialsand' tribberlations, 'specially trials." Then the good parson talked feelincly on the subject of covetousness and the badness of pret.y nearly everything. His words cer tainly had some effect on the burglar's mind, for that worthy actually smiled and winked approvingly at Iis soft mark. "Now, Mr. lBurglar, just help yourself and welcome. If there isn't very much to take remember, pray.that a donation party was here last week." For a moment the criminal's heart was touched, but only for a moment, and then he proceeded to fill a large bag which he had brought enpresely for this cecasioo, with the parson's light and portable valuables.
The Biggest Things. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
The Biggest Things. The largest theatre in the world is the new opera house in Paris. It covers nearly three acres of ground; its cubic mass is 4,287,000 feet; cost about 100,0,l0,000 france. The largest esupension bridge is the one between New York and Brooklyn; the main span is 1,595 feet i inches: the entire length of the bridge is 5 !93 feet. The loftiest active vol cauo is Popuoatapetl--" smoking mountain" -thirty-five miles southward of Pueblo, Mexico; it is 17,718 feet above the sea level ravd has a crater three miles in circumference and 1,000 feet deep. The longest span of wire in the world is used for a telegraph in India over the river Kistualh. It is mere than 0,000 feet in length and is 1,230 feet high. Thelargestehlip in the world is the Great Eastern. She is 6S0 feet long, 83 feet broad anid 03 feet deep, being 2S.027 tons burden, 18.135 gross and 13,314 net register. The greatest fortress, from a strategical point of view, is doubtless the famous old stronghold of Gi...
CHAPTER V. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
;IIAPTER V. The next day RIev. Mr. Wobbles was In dustriously re-writing his next Sunday's sermon. He had written it before, but the burglar had inadvertently taken it with the other plunder. . ' • A knock atthedoor in response to the parson's cordial "Come,' a stranger entered. He was a meek man nered, serious visaged man. "You do not seem to know me," he said, "but I'm the burglar who called on you last night. I stole your sermon. But I read it and in oonsequenece I am a reformed man. I wish to return your stuff and give myself up to justice." The burglar insisted on it; he was turned over to the police. lie was tried,convicted, and under the habitual criminal act was sentenced for life.
Four Thoughts. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
Four Thoughts. There is a fire, which, when once kindled, May ne'er be quenched, Even though with rain of bitter tears 'Tis ever drenched. There is a grief, which, if once measured In sorrow's cup, No grief again, however hitter, May fill it up. There is a pain which only cometh Once to each heart; 'Tis when, betrayed, with trust and faith 'Tis called to part. There is a music floating ever The soul's hights near; Those 'who with longing ear shall listep The strains shall hear.
Spring Valley. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
Spring Valley. -0 [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] A PUOLIC meeting of a very hearty character took place in the new church building on Friday last when Mr M.K.McKenzie address ed a good number of electors of this and the neighbouring locality Mr. James Evans having taken the chair, introduced;the Candidate in an approving speech, who explained his veiws in that lucid, forcible and gentlemanly manner which is so characteristic of him. At the close of his address,which was frequentlyapplauded anumber ofquestiou were asked MrMcKenzie but these were of a familiar nature to those asked ant answered at previous meetings. A motion having been en thusiatically carried of support to Mr McKenzie a powerful committee was formed with a veiw to securing by all legitimate means his return. Our little plain faced bethel which is to be known by-and-bye as St John's is making for completion. And with a veiw to promoting its interests a public tea and social meeting is convened to take place there on t...
CHAPTER V. COLONEL DE ROAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
C!IAPTER V. COLONEL DE Ilo.AL. The ball which followed close upon the heels of the dramatic entertainment, was at its height. From the half circular gallery above the gay throng, it seemed that the play had just begun. Those who had taken part in the mimic scens here tofore were merged into tile picture, and added tone and color to it. An old clock of an:ique model, standing abave the baluetraded stairway, chimed an hour aftermtdnbight as C tlonel dle Ileal pissed onward with measured trea:l to tile suite of rooms beyand assigned to his use. lie had not changed one jot of his costume as Sir Giles Overreach, except the heavy wig. lie entered his rnom, to!k a wet -sponge, and carefully removed all traces of the dark lines whlich had been streaked upon his face by the cost'nlers, who had given it the hard, stern aspect of tie greedy, mtoney-grubhbing hero of MI:asin ger's drama. This accomplished to his satisfaction, tile Colonel stood before the huge mirror and complacently ttroked hi...
Broadford Shire Council. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
Broadford Shire Council. MONDAY, FEBRUARY IS. THe usual monthly meeting of the Shire Council was held at the Shire Hall on Monday. There were present : Crs. A. McLeod (President), R. Ferguson, C. E. Lloyd, K. McKenzie, E. Doherty and W. Holwell. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. CORBESPONDENCE. From the Government Statist remind ing that the tst prox. was the latest date for the reception of agricultural statistics; and also, that live stock returns must be sent. ..by.th~a. 'dau" to- i. hre-th ovemnent bonus. It was decided on the motion of the President to leave this matter in the hands of the Inspector. From Messrs. J. W. Hammond, Cas tlematne, remitting quotations for rollers and other implements required in muni cipal work.-Received. A petition was read from owners and occupiers of property on the western side of the railway station and from others, drawing attention to the great incon venienceexperienced by them in making use of the railway station, o...
The Anglesey Election. MR. HUNT, M.L.A., AT YEA. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
The Anglesey Election. MR. HUNT, M.L.A., AT YEA. [BY A SPECIAL REPORTER.] MR. HUNT addressed a meeting of the electors, in the Shire Hall Yea, on Saturday last. Mr. T. S. Scale was voted to the chair as President of the Shire ; but on assuming that position he explained, that he did so apart from any political feeling in the mat ter. The attendance was only moderate, tog gentleman being present, of whom about 40 were members of McKenzie's committee. Mr. Hunt did not deal very largely withl politics; but stated that he was in favor of an increase in the stock tax, to take the form of an ad-valorem duty. With regard to the one-man-one-vote question, he said that he was in favor of it, and had always suppor. ted the principle in the past. Ile was sorry the' country party ' had not made it a plank in their platform. Unfortunately they were opposed to this measure, but having thrown in his lot with the country party, he would continue his allegiance to that body simply, maintaining a pos...
Humorous An Inquiring Mind. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
HIullmneorols An Inquiring Mind. - ---4- " lMamme, who is ' Tunkantel ?' "I'm cure I dou't hunw, child. I never heard of such a )person." "Does he love papa " "I don't know." " Does teacher love him ?" "Lvre who 7" " Tunkantel." 'Whatever are you talking about, my child ?" S\\'Well, I don't care. Anyway I saw paps huggin' teacher on the sta:rs yeelerday, an' teacher eaye oho loves papa better than Tun. kautel." Heavy Eyed Ilannigan--"Ya I Talk abeutyerthrashin' bein' hard work-ever fited on a steamboat " Weary Wllson (dreamil))- "No--fired off." lloueewife-" 11 yo are not away from here in two minutes I'il send for a police. man." Hungry Higgins-" Give me the arrant, ma'am. 1'll hunt one up for only eizx pence." A Photographer's Progre.s.-Jonce--"I saw your son in the country yesterday." Brown-" Yes, he went out to try his new camera. How was he getting along with it7" Jonee-" At a very rapid pace when I saw him. A farmer who objected to being pho. tographed had eet the dogs on him....
UNDER SENTENCE IN NORFOLK ISLAND: AUTHENTIC RECORDS. [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.] No. 11. "MAD THEODORE." [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
UNDER SEisTENDEI NORFOLK ISLAND:' ( .A ., R I G H T S H E .'.3 'V r 1 ., ----~o--q 4, "atlt THCnnDD3ntE." C.aseate prison was eigaato some four miles from she chief prison at Sydney Bay. it usually held four hundred convicts, who were short sentenced men, and generally the least desperate of the felons. These were mostly employed in the flax mills, and in preparing that article for the market. A considerable amount of field work was done, but nearly a hundred prisoners were emr ployed at toe prison itself in the various flax rooms and yards. Head Constable Thomas Scanlon was brought most directly in contact With the convicts, and being a man of sus ploious and vindictive disposition, his rela lions with them were not always such as rhould exist between prisoners and their guards, lie had favourites and antipathies amongst the men without any apparent reason, and this fact was fatal to the har. auonious working of the Station. Ilis favor ires, in order to ingratiate themselves still ...
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKET REPORTS. LIVE STOCK. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
Coiu nerciail. - --:o* MELBOURNE MARKET RFPORTS. LIWE STOCK. Fat Sheep.-25ooo yarded, which consis ted ch~iefy of middlingdescriptions,showing generally the effect of the dry weather. Good trade lots were in firmer request, and in the case of really choice prime wethers prices ruled about 6d per head higher, owing to the indisposition.lc graziers to operate. in consequence of the dry season. Middling and inferior descriptions continue dull at low quotations. Prime crossbred wethers. from tos 6d to 12s., a few extra prime and heavy do from 12s 6d to t3s, prime crossbred ewes,from Ss 6d to 9s 6d.:a few extra from los to los 6d.; prime Merino wethers, from gs to tos 6d. (According .to weight and .quality); good .Merino wethers., fro 7s to 8s 6d.; middling and inferior, from 5s 6d to .6s 6d. ; prime Merino ewes, from Ss 6d to ,6s 3d.; others (8,5oo)lfrom 3s 6d.---- ---Fat amnbs, -- 8,5oo were penned. A large proportion consisted of good .ed use ful qualities, which proved largely in exc...
THE BOSS. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 19 February 1892
THE BOSS. When Mike Darconty bowed a medfl ekcuouiedgment to the coogratulations of the gentlemen of his coterie, and rose, glass in hand, to return thanks for the honors with which his brido's health had been received, his masterful spirit prompted him :o end hia speech as follows: "An' it's yereilves knows, boys, that many a good boy's spilt by marriage. IHe dar'n't call his Sowl his own, an' he's afeard o' the last dhrink for fear the babby might be raisin' a hullabaloo whin he's dhrinkin' it. Now, wanst for all, boys, that isn't me. Divil a bait I'll ho changed by marriage; an' sure it's Maggie here that knows that same." The blushing bride looked down at her new shoes, and was understood to murmur a faint asaent. The wedding party broke up, and Mr. Ilerconty's married Ide began. Mike was, by profession, a hod.oarrier, and by force of ciroumstances a dweller in Shantytown. He was a goos workman, and, withal, a convivial soul, whose nerves and stomach seemed to testify the con. t...