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WIT AND HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 20 October 1893
WIT AND HUMOUR.. The mane portion of a lion is his head. A pugilist ascends the ladder of pugilistic fame " round "by "round." Where do the largest apples come from ? The top of the barrel mostly. A-tourney.at-law-liavmg a legal figh with your neighbor. He (anxiously): " Your are not your own dear self to-night." She (passively) : "No, dearest, I am yours." And then they were hEpp : "I have arranged to go abroad this summer. I propose now "- She: "Oh, darling, this is eo sudden. But see papa." " Womanis a delusion, madam," exclaimed a crusty old bachelor to a witty young lady. "And man is always hugging some delusion or other," was the quick retort. How It Was Growirg.-New Arrival (at Sleepytown): "Yours appears to be a grow ing city." Old Citizen (grimly) : "Yes; it's growing old." " With so manylabor troubles," Said the clock upon the shelf, " I have just about concluded That I'd better strike myself." TIE rNKINDEST CUT OF ALL. We often receive an unkind cut Ata party or a ball; l...
Savage Rites in India. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 20 October 1893
Savage Ritts in India, e In spite of the vigilance of the officials in every district of India, the tendency of the superstitious people and self-seeking priests towards forbidden rites is ever showing itself. The London correspondent of the " Scots man"states that the Government of the North-Western Irovincees is at present in. vestigating the circumstances under which a human being has been offered in acrifioe to the black goddess Kali in a village near Benares, in the very heart of a dense popu lationlong under our rule. The village priests incited a Brahmin family to give up their son, a boy of 1i. Before a large crowd the lad was led forth to the temple, and after invocation to thehideous idol the chief priest cut the victim's throat and sprinkled the warm blood over Kali her self. The crime is said to have created a sensation in the district. The barbarity of hook-swinging has recently revived in several villages. It was put down by the police in IS;7, up to which year it form...
A New Kind of War Vessel. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 20 October 1893
A New Kind of War Vessel. -o During the long war in the latter part of last century and the beginning of this, it was held to be "good business " for us to lose a frigate if by so doing we could bring about the loss of an enemy's line-of-battle ship. Much more, therefore, should we encourge and welcome the building of small rams, say of 800 or 900 tons, lightly armed, of course, and strengthened at the bows transversely and longitudinally, with an elongated first stroke of the V iormation of the stem. We could, I think, build 20 such rams each capableof giving a death-blow to any one of the largest battle.ships in the world for thecostof one of thelatter. It isall very well to say that each battle-ship isa ram. So she is; but, with the experience of the Cam perdown before us, a line-of-battle ship ramming is nearly as likely to sink after wards as the ship rammed, and st an equal cost. - cut so deeply into the Camperdown's stem, and to penetrate into thbo vitals of her oppo nent. Su...
POPULAR SCIENCE Ocean Cables. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 20 October 1893
POPULAR SCIENCE Ocean Cables. It has always been a matter of speculation and wonder to most people as to how a marine cable once broken inmid-ocean is ever gottogether again. The explanation is this: First, it must be known that the cable practically rests everywhere on the bottom of the sea. Ofcoursetherearecases where sudden deep places, coming between shallow ones, will cause the cable to make a span as over a ravine or gully. In other places, the ocean is so deep that the cable finds its spenifio gravity somewhere in mid-water, so to speak. In that case it rests quite as firmly as if it were on solid ground. When a break occurs, the first step, of course, is to ACCUIRSTELY LtOCATE ITS IOSIrON. A conductor such as a cable offers a certain amount of obstruction or "resistance" to the passage of an electric current. Apparatus has been devised for the measuring of this "resistance." The unit of resistance is called an ohm. The resistance of the average cable is, roughly speaking, th...
Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 20 October 1893
Loeal anit! Genera.l News. CouaT.-A clean sheet was presented at the County of Petty Scssious, on -Monday last. TAE FISCAL SYSTE-Mr. M-1. C1 . Mc. Ker.Zie. M.L.A, has been appointed a me-, ber of the Fiscal Board of Inquiry. SPRING Stnow.--Tl.eanngal show in con. nection with the Seymour and Nagambie l:nited Agricultural and P:;-toral Association takes place at Nagatabie on the 27th inst. SocIAL.-The cricketers social and ball eventuates ca Wednesday evep ng next and is likely to be a success. The tickets are going off well and the arrangements are almost complete. ACKNOWLEDGED.--The Secretary of the Kilmore Hlospital desires us to acknowledge receipt of £'2 s. from 31. K. 3!cKernzie, Esq., M.L.A., being his annual subscription to the funds of the Hospital. ELECTORS' ItIGIITS. - Persons holding electors' rights bearing date 1st December, :89"2 must renew them in order to have their names placed on the new General Lists to be prepared on 1st December next. THE M?ILK SurPLY.-On W\edne...
The Poacher's Release. A SHADOW FROM ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 27 October 1893
The Poacher's Release. A sHADOW FROH ENGLAND. Free, free! and the wild words are twining Their branches above me once more, And the stars in the larches are shining As brightly as ever of yore. The whispering wind in the grasses Makes melody sweet to my car, And the bootin" brown owl as he passes Strikes the chord of a by-gone year. Seven years I have watched for thestreaming Of moonlight across prison bar ; Seven years I have seen but in dreaming The God .given light of the stars. Seven years for the fault of mere childhood Have bowed me but failed to convince That the birds and the beasts of the wild- t wood l Were made for the peer and the prince. They swing the great door on its hinges, s Gave me life when they loosened the bolt. Such life as the hare from the pringes Takes back to his home on the holt. Like the hare limping on in the stubble, So crippled and rent with his pain; Theycan leave me, I'll give them no trouble In wheatfield or woodland again. though my comrades may a...
All Things. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 27 October 1893
AU Things. W'hen my wayworn feet grow weary, When my heart is faint with care, Will God give me strength to do Will He gire me grace to bear? Perhaps-nay, rather, O my soul, Let thine exultant answer be: "I can even do all things Through Christ who etrengtheneth me." Shall the ills which oft betide us, Seeming losses, work our gain ? The purple fruitaoe of the years, Ripen from the seeds of pain? Perhaps-nay, rather, 0 my soul, Let tbvy triumphant answer be: "All things shall work for good, Dear Lord, to him that loveth Thee." Shall our lorging spiries know The good denied us here? Our, fettered lives find freedom, Find completeness in that sphere ? Alh, happy soul ! the answer comes: "All things to von are given; The heirs of God, joint heirs with Christ Hold all the keys of earth and Heaven." -Mins. Enx.wa C. Ln'aIcsror?, in "N.Y. Observer."
GENERAL EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 27 October 1893
GENERAL EXTRACTS. John Ruskin, writing it: 1887 to his pupil, Ward, indited these strange sentences:-"You may wrate me what ever you like to talk about, provided you write large and clear. You nmac trust to the truth of my sympathy, but you must remember that 1 am e:gazxed in the in vestigattnnofenormousrelieious and moral questions in the history of nations, and that your feelines, or my own, or any hody else's, at any particular moment, are of very little interest to me--lot 9 from want of sympathy, but from the small proportion the individuality hears to the whole subject of my inquiry. I have no affections, having hIail them, three times over, torn out of tme by the roots-most fatally the last time, within the last year. I hope to be kind and just to all persons, and of course I like and dislike, but my word 'affectionately' lanss only-that I should have loved people, if I were not dead. As a matter of practical fact, you rmay always trust to miy lrmdness in a due proportion as ...
A Hard-Headed Negro. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 27 October 1893
A Hard-Headed Negro. The day we celebrate is thoughtto have been the 103rd birthday of Abram Paraons, better and more widely known as "Abte Bunter," one of those famous characters of Williamstown, known to every living graduate of Williams College. "Abo" probably has the hardest head in the world. uHow he founa this out is not re corded, but he early discovered that in butting be had no equal, and he made the most of tho discovery. A plank which it was desirable to split Abe would sever by taking the heaviest board in his two hands and splitting it on his cranium. Tradition has it that Banter once broke a grindstone into splinters, and twenty years ago there were venerable and trustworthy citizens of Williamstown who vouched for the feat. As his power became known the students and people of the village would bribe him to test it. A cheese would be put in a bag and Abe told that he could have the cheese if he would break it by bhunting. This proved so easy that a thin grindstone was ...
Silk from Wood Pulp. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 27 October 1893
Silk from Wood Pulp. For the first time in IS,'i silk mad, from wood pulp was exhibited. It thun received the hi?eht award acd excited much interest. The experiment was just perfecte., and time has been necessary for a larger development of the indu-iry. the process was kept a secret by the inventor, [. de Chardonnet, who has built a mill at B'esancon. in which some business men have joied. The process, which is a compliccted one, is now disclosed, andthemanufacture promises to prove a profit able one. 'l h, material used is wood pulp, such as is used in the manufacture of certain kinds of paper. It is washed in acids and dried by alcohol. The pulp is further reduced tocollodion. This collodion is ultimately forced through the needle point piercings of glass spouts, and issues in the form of a thread of wonderful fineness into a bath of ether and alcohol, which hardens it snfliciently. A thread as elastic and brilliant as silk is the re sult. The inflammable nature of the product is...
A Lake of Fire Consumes an Island. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 27 October 1893
A Lake of Fire Consumes an Island. The people of what was formerly the Island of Tjrca, Indian Ocean, once tad a foretaste of what the orthdox believe the end of the world will be like. Up to 4th June, 19i93, the island was thickly populated and in a high state of cultivation. Early that morning the volcano, which had long been recognised as the standing menace of the island, began to rumble in an alarming manner, and to throw out more fire and lava than was usual. This continued to increase for several days, till at last the whole moun tain ridge, which extended across the western portion of the island, appeared as a solid sheet of fire, gradually ~inking into the earth. Four days after the sinking of the mountains was first observed the entire ridgb had disappeared, leaving a gigantic lake of boiling lava in its stead. This lake benro in gradually encroach upon the valleys and cultivated portions of the inland, anid quihkly c:aoumed the whole western portion. hundreds of people fl...
BROADFORD V. WANDONG. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 27 October 1893
BROAD'FOIRD V. WADI)ONG. 'tin" above teami met on the local ground on Saturday last, and an interestini c.: re renclhed. Wa\rlldn, c;aptinent. by :iagr . w;n the toss frtom liroadf,,rd, raptai.ed by BIegg. and electei t. bat. Their innings clo,se for a total of 7R ru.ns, i .!f.n t27). M unro (til, andt J. IPmntine (to,, eing the platcrs who coot,ibuted dtube figueli. If. Fothiergill ibowled in splendid tfirm for ILrtadiird seerttiig 6 wticl:eti for 13 runs Iegg an:d fB-,wman op,ned the I'head ord inniln., and the latter h.:ving ,contblr at. !c runs retired caught wi:h u e wicket down for 21 run. Th" :eam played to.t tiime and, wlhe tile: stnlp wetre drawn the score stooid at 133 runs ,,he 6 vwickets. ('. Eef ifh ed ai t?ne llninr ; fr IGa though he ig, bltficuit clhance when he had sr.uret only 1t rulln. G. fhepard, not out, 34, aoo. plaved weill. and stonewalled. in g?od style. iryan was the mcst siuccessful, b-wler'and.secured. 3 wickets for 3 rune. The match tresulted in a win fo...
AN AUSTRALIAN SOCIALIST [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 27 October 1893
(AN AUSTRALIAN SOCIALIST k The London "Daily Chronicle" publishes e an interview with Signor, a Lir, Francis t Sceusa, who has been attending the Socialistic Congress held at Zurich as an Australian delegate. One of 1 the most interesting personalities pro sent at the Congress (says the "Chronicle ") i3 Francis Saeusa. He is interesting, first e from the fact that he has made by some S000 miles, the longest journey to the Zurich Congress. Hoe comes all the way from Australia, and is the first * delegate from the Southern Continent to an International Workers' Congress. And he is interesting because he is Italian by d birth. He was a native of Trapponi, Sicily. I say "was," as he had to leave his country r for Australia's good some sixteen years ago. r Seenss turned up at the meeting of the British section, and had his credentials examined by the British Credentials Com d mitteo. But he boldly insisted upon it claiming his perfectly legitimate right to e be regarded as the representa...
About Ants. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 27 October 1893
About Ants. It is well known that ants harbor a variety of other insects in their neets, par ticularly Gamsid mites, and Mr A. D Michael, from a study of ants is Corsica and at Innsbruck, has come to te conclusion that the ants willingly tolerate the presence of the Gamaside, and even protect them. Ihe mites are found to ride away on the backs of the ants when the nest is disturbed, and sometimes the ants carry off the mites and their young just as they do their own MfrLMiciaelthinks the mites repay the ants for their hospitality by removing the bodies of their dead, which they devour.
PLAYS AND PLAYERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 27 October 1893
PLAYS AND PLAYERS The continental onera season has lately commenced, and a notable feature is the de mand for short operas of the type of those that have recently been so successfully pro. rented here. Leoncavalo's new opera Medici was to be produced at the Del Verms Theatre, Milan, early in the season. An opera on the subject of Christopher Columbus has been written by Baron Alberto Fran. chctti, a composer at present unknown out here. It is understood, however, that Signor Hazon, now residing in Sydney, has obtained the rights of the opera, and if so will probably produce it there. llss Esere Jenyns that was, now Mrs J. R. Wood, intends returning to Australia by the R.M.S. Himalaya, boarding the steamer at Brindisi about the middle of December. Mr Sims Reeves has twice failed to appear attheseries of concerts he contracted to sing at at Covent Garden. A prominent London paper satirically alludes to one of these fail urea by remarking that the appearance of Mr Sims Reeves's names o...
A Nailless Horseshoe. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 27 October 1893
A Nailless Horseshoe, o A simpleform of shoe, which can lie quickly clamped unon the hoof of a horse and as quickly removed, without the useo of nails is shown in the accompanying illustration. It has been patented by Mr. Joeplh lroouett, Brooklyn'N.Y. Thoshoeis compsed of two similar parts, each shaped subltantially like one half iof a common shoe, the parts being hinged togetherat at the front. Secured to the upper edges of the parts are thin metallic ehiefls, their shape ap proximating that of a horse's hoof, and formed at their front edges into interlocking knuckles through which a pintle is thrust to form the hinge, the shoe being thus made in two hinged parts, which may be easily opened when it is to be placed on the horse's hoot. Extending around the upper edges of the shields are bands, doubled inward at the rear to projec: behind the heeo of a horse, and terminating in flanges adapted to receive a clamping Iolt. O(h of the flangres is screw-threaded, and in attalhieg the sh...
FLOWERDALE V. AVENEL. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 27 October 1893
F;LO\\EIEDkDA V.V .VENEL. Avenel played at Ilowrrda'e and scored a m in b tii runs. Flrrcr.lle haItted first and cornpipd on.l 21 runa. .rrrel on taking threcrrer's put up S_ runs, Dr. Mloss.elh I u" rat inn ,,,. alandas the lainnaan cat, be. 2 a for .c. and Ryan to. Fla, FLnT':FnnDLE. Mi rlinir c Mrtinirh.aat :dlcn'nnc3! . C \'tarin~ b Gada : tLhn Dyr. c Gaii rIm in Wanthiaeton a Atkinum.n \ raring, b Worthl. in~itun ^.... Craig cShelton,b bGadd ... 4 T. DreI.nnot.nt out ... 0 Hasci+. c a. d b Wan rthningo 0 W bGladd ... .... 1:"gbwe ... ... ... r Total ...... Moss. and b Dayr ... 45 gyain, I)Dver :o GlDrnir, C Eccles. b tlinlie r 5 Wortlhington, h lIn per ... 7 Taylor. Ibnt", Dwyer ... L Shelton, h Dwyer ....., o PlnaaP.bi)nrvcr ...... I Vearing., a j'l'ni ...... 4 Iulartin. b Dlwryre o C. CGadnol.t ot ...... 4 m Lei by ... ... ..- j Totlalr ... Total ..... 9