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His Unlucky Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
Ils Unllucky Day. "I tell you what it is," said a man. "I am firmly convinced that every man has his particular days for good and bhod luck. Mor.day is my unlucky day. I have been watching it for twenty years, and nothing can shake me in this belief. I never begin any enterprise, no matter how trivial, or start on any journey on that day. There fore I make Monday an off day and do nothing but potter around the house. Even in these little affairs everything goes wrong. Take the record of last Monday, a fair average, and be convinced : " Smashed finger while nailing board on fence. " Fell down sellar stairs with coal scuttle. "Fell over wheelbarrow while carrying step-ladder. " Sat down on a chair where children had been pulling. taffy. " Got swindled by peddler. "Got thumb pinched in gate. " Dropped smoothing.iron on foot. , Baby syt out in yard and was butted by a strange oat. " Tax man called. "While eating supper square yard of ceiling fell on dining table. ,, Went to .bed to esca...
DECEPTIVE SPRING. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
DECEPTIVE SPRING. " The seasori when to come and when to go, To sing or cease to sing we never know." -Proe. Gentle spring is once more with us. It recurs every,year, and the unvarying 'phenomena is .explained by what [we know of th 'snn's or earth's motion. This is the season which arouses the en'. thusiasm of mankind by the charms' of the surrounding beauty and variety, of effect. We behold budding and flower ing trees, flowers, plants, saplings and, other .braniches grow with force and lIxuriasnicodiiffusing- beauty wlhichi" do'd lights the senses and charms the mind Thompson pathetically exclaims : " Come gentle spring, ethereal mildness come, - And from the bosom of your dropping cloud Upon our plains descend." Milton equally enraptured, calls it:- ' The seasons prime for sweetest scents and airs." Nature involuntarily rouses the heart to a pitch of enthusiasm, and it is therefore not surprising that poets and artists emulated in singing the boundless praises of beautiful sprin...
VARIETIES. Give a Kind Word When You Can. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
VARIETIES.' Give a Kind Word''WhiIen You S ,..Can.-. Do ,ou know a heart that burgers Fora word of love and cheer? There arie'mny pFtch about us; _It'map be shat one is near. Look around you. If you fied it Speak the word that's needed so, And your own heart may be strengtl a led By the help that you bestow. It may be that some one falters On the brnnk of sin and wrong, And a word from you might rave him Help to make the tempted strong. Look about you, O my brother. What a sin is yours and mine If we see that help is needed And we give no friendly sign. Never think kind words are wasted, Bread on waters cast are they, And it may be we shall find them Comine back to us, someday. Coming hback when sorely needed, In a time of sharp distres, So, my friend, let's give them freely; Gift and giver God will bless.
NEW BANKING PREMISES. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
NEW BANKING PREMISES: At. the invitation' of Mr. Minclhin, manager of the East Brunswick branch" of the Colonial Bank,. a number of. gen tlemen assembled on Monday afternoon for the parpose of inspecting the nieo and commodious premises erected for the bank at the corner of Lygon: and Barkly streets. The building, which is designed in the Italian Renaissance style of architecture, presents a neat and pleasant appearance, and has made a decided improvement to this part of the town. The banking chamber is nicely fitted up in polished eedar; the ceiling is richly panelled in colonial woods, and the genel al effect is certainly good. The manager's room adjoins, and is complete with all neces sary strong rooms, &c. The rest of the building is devoted to residential pur poses, all portions of which have been finished in the best manner. The build ing has been designed and carried out under the supervision of Mr. James W. Lockwood, architect, of Weston-street, East Brunswick, and C...
JACKSON'S CUP. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
J ACKSON'S CUP. The Coburg Wanderers and Railway and Post Office United competed on Saturday last for the above trophy, on the ground of the latter. Prior to a commencement being, made, Mr. Cherry was elected captain of the Wanderers, who went to the wicket first.. The re sult of the day's play was as follows : WANDERERS. First Innings. IR. Bfudds, b M'Donald .. I Benson, b M'Donald ... 8 Cox, run out ... Patchettb Bowen ... 6 Smith, c 'lDonald ... 14 Cherry. b Bowen ... " Bothlwell, run out ... 7 SF. Thornton, b Bowen ... 2 F. Singleton, not out ... 1 t: Thorrton, b Bowen ... · A: . Singleton, b M'Donald :.. 1 0 Sundries ... ... 18 Total :.. .. POST OFFICE AND RAILWAY UNITED. - First 1zinings Eilis, b Singleton .. Rass, b Smith .. '?'Dohald, c Smith 2:' RBosen, b Smith '. :." Pulling, e smith ..:`' 3:: SDdvins, b: Smitlih ' * Lvwec' Smith. . S. Carrol, c Smith. Ilolger, bSingleton . 0 Deacon, Is Sinletbn 1...? T. Carroll not outZ Total, . 47 Smith, took 7 wickets for:29 riuns; and ...
Aphorisms. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
Aphorisums. MAKE life a ministry of love, and it will always be worth living. - Robert Browning. Monw weave in their own lives the garments I which they must wear in the world to come -Lucy Larem. Tnu talent of suceessis nothing more than I doing what you can do well, without a thought of fame.--Longfellow. FAILURE after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving I good enough to be called a failure. George Eliot. Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever Do noble thiogs, not dream them all day S long ; i And so mako life, and that vast fore I ever One grand, sweet song. -Charleos Kingsley. WrIEs you make a mistake don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing I into your own mind and then look forwarud. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The pasl cannot be changed. The future is yet an I 7por power,-May Riley Bmith,
A True Story of Mt. St. Bernard Dogs. JOSEPH WALLACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
A True Story of Mt. St. Bernard Dolts. JOSEPH nWALTACE. I was one of a small party of tourists who left the Hospice of Mt. St. Bernard early in the morning for Monte Verd. The route was diflicult and dangerous, owing to drifting and ice slides the night before, which blocked up the whole beaten path. Above us hung huge mountains of ice and snow, cold, cheer less, and threatening, and before nos, as far as the eye could reach, a great sea of ice in its cold, gloomy bed, resembling a mountain torrent arrested in its course, with all its billows standing in heaps, defying alike the power of the sun and the assaults of time. Some of our party, more venturesome than the rest, wore crampoons while descending the great walls of ice, and those who were timid or fatigued lagged behind. My cousin, whose eyes suffered from the glare of the snow, was turning an abrupt ledge of rook in in order to rest and get a better view of the descending party and route they are taking, when, suddenly and wi...
Health Items. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
I? Icalth Itemns. Wonarwoon boiled in vinegar, and applied hot with enough cloths wrapped around to keep the fresh moist, is said to be an invaluable remedy for a sprain or bruise. TRE Santiary /Isrledor says that every ,morning"when the German housewife re ceives'her quart ef milk, she immediately .places it over the fire and bringe it to a brisk boil. Boiled m;lk is not relished by many who are not accustomed to it; but moet people come to like it decidedly after they have need if a short time. In view of the fact that milk may be the medium for the ;transmission of several diseases, we should do well to adopt the foreign custom of sterilising it. TnE English .uecha~icprints the following as a speedy cure for rheumatism: One quars -of milk. quite hot, into which stir one ounce of :alum; this will make curds and whey. Bathe part effected with the whey until too cold. In the'meantime keep the curds hot, and, after bathing, put them on as a poul tice, wrapin flannel and go to sleep (...
LITTLE FOLKS. A Birthday Ballad. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
LITTLE FOLKS. A Birthday Ballad. A tiny frown her brows ensnare Above her arch and dairty nose; - She pushes back the falling hair From cheeks where color brightly glows; Her lips demure their tale diselnee, Her small hands foloed on her t nee. " My birthday's done I how last time goes When you are five years old I" says she. " I had my cake with Dick to share; I had to mend my dollie's clo'es, And walk with her around the square, And iced the cat and play with Bose, And 'muse mamma, and tend my rose, And-Oh, there's so much work, you see " A sigh as oft as April snows "When you are five years old," says she. Then every dimple debonair With sudden laughter overflows In blithe oblivion of care, She rises on her airy toes, And twirls and twinkles silken hose. And claps her hands in conscious glee, " What fun you have, oh, no one knows, When you are five years old," says she " But never mind "-and she bestows A glance consoling, soft, on me " You'll understand it all, I s'pose, When yo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
MR. M. LARACY, FAMILY :BUTCHEi, SYDNEY ROAD, COBURG. Small Goods of :every description fresh daily. Corned Beef, Pickled Tongues, c., &c., FAMILIES WAITED, ON FO . ORDERS. THE INVERNESS BOOT' AND' SHOE WAREHOUSE, SIYDNEY .ROAD, :COBURG. A. : MACKENZIE; AND: SON Beg to thank their numerous cusoniers for past suppdrt,' and hopie by strict attention and civility 'toastill merit a fair share of : public pitronaige.: Boots ind. Shoes: of every description made - to ilder, sewn or pegged. ' Repairs neatly and promptly executed;': A good assortment of .English, French and German Boots and Shoes always kept in Stock.: DR. W. P. MURPHY, P IYSICIAN AND SURGEObX : i Has commenced practice at SYDNEY ROAD,, COBURG, (Next the Police Station), Consultation; hoiars':-9 am. to 11 " a.m. 30. pm. to. .m p.m.. . -.. 7.0p.m J. O DGERS;i-· HAY, CORQN AND, GENERAL PRODUCE " z. :MERCHIANT, I SYDNEY ROAD,-COBURcG , :: (Close to, Vietorla-street.) Prime Chaff, Oats, Bran ad Pollard always " in Stoclk...
The Coburg Leader. "I am in the place where I am demanded of conscience to speak the truth, and therefore the truth I speak, impugn it whoso list." OCTOBER 15TH, 1890. NEWS AND NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
" I am in the place where I am demanded of conscience to speak the truth, and there fore the truth I speak, impugn it whoso list" OCTOBER 15TH, 1890. NEWS AND NOTES. Action is to be taken to compel the Metro politan Gas Company to extend its mains along O'Hea's-road. Early on Sunday morning a horse, which had been impounded from West Brunswick was taken from the Shire pound. The matter has been reported to the police. The Coburg Footbail Club's annual social again proved a brilliant success financially, coming out with a balance on the right slle. Thanks are due to the hardworking com mittee and secretary. The prizes to be distributed in the art. union connected with the hand concert are now on view at the establishment of Mr. W. Tierney, the well-known painter and paper hanger, of Sydney-road, Coburg. The Northern Tramway. Company object to the payment of rates on the Sydney-road tram line, on the ground that such has no letting value, and that no rates are claimable under the orig...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
" THE COBURG LEADER." PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY. At BATES'. BUILDINGS, SYDNEY ROAD, COBURG. PRICE-ONE PENNY. To be obtained at TILE LEADER Office, or of Mrs. Summers, News Agent. JOB PRINTING of Every Description executed in the best style. CHARGES MODERATE. FIULL particulars of- Church Work, to L gether with reports of proceedings of Friendly Societies, Football, Cricket and all Athletic Clubs will be given in the columns of "THE: ~LEADER,"' and- itiis .hoped that: .-I.riddrsand' Secretaries wlIIrecognise our en: dearevor to cater for readers in every depart ment, by forwarding for insertion all special advertisements, and according us a share of their patronage. Items of interest, and any articles intended for insertion in our news columns, should be 'forwarded to the Editor not later than Monday evening, otherwise their publication cannot be guaranteed. Our columns are open to all intelligent correspondents without respect to creed or color, with the proviso that all correspon de...
DARING ROBBERY AT COBURG. £130 WORTH OF JEWELLERY STOLEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
DARING'' ROBBERY tIAT COBURG. ' ` ..; £130 WORTH OF JEWELLERY STOLEN. A very bold robbery was reported to Sergeant Bass, of the Cobnrg police, on Sunday morning, in which it appeared that the coolness of the thieves had suc cessfully carried ithiem through a well planned robbery. Mr. Albert Dirston, a gentleman, of independent means, re siding in Moreland Grove, found on awakening about six o'clock on Sunday morning that his house had been entered and thoroughly ransackled during the previous five hours, and jewellery valued at £130 stolen. Mr. Kirston retired to rest abolit one a.m., leaving the place thoroughly secured, with. the exception of a front room window, which by some means was left unfastened. Through this the thieves evidently gained access, and the ' rooms being heavily carpeted, succeeded. in making. very little noise. The bedroom in which' the owner lived was 'ully.lighted with gas, and the door shut, but after going from room to room the burglars entered this, and, ...
CRICKET NEWS. SPORTS' DEPOT TROPHY. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
:SPORTS' DEPOT TROPHY. The Coburg second were drawn against the Richmond Union on Saturday for the above-named trophy, and thbo game took place in the Richmond paddock. The Coburg boys went into bat; but made a paltiy stand, only compiling 28 runs. A.' Selway was top scorer with 8. The Richmond Union then went in,' and at call of time had:lost 5 wickets for' 91 rins': O'Lbghlen 32. and Green 29. were tlie highest' corers, whilst ,Joe Robertson and Gleeson bowled well for the Cobuirg lads' The second will have to :look to their. practice to avert ,de feat. .. .. SGeorge'Pierce, late of Messrs. Boyle and Scott's. Cup team, has cast. in his lot with the 2nd eleven, and the :club acted very wisely in electing him captain: Good boy Geordie I :Experience teaches.
Noted Dogs of History. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
Noted Dogs of History. The most famous dog in history is that of Ulysses. However, there are certain carines of a more recent cer'od that they have won TYUAS I., DISYARCK S DOG. distinctio n for them aelves. Ty ras II. is one of these. The recent de mise of Ty as II. has slunged Bismar o k arn sym pathies in to mourn ing. Tyras was the eonstant companion of Bismarck, not only at home, but abroad, and even in the council cham ber. It has been said by a German writer that Bismarck made of Tyras a wheel of his policy. Lying upon a lounge in the working onice of the Wilhelms Strasse, this dog of gigantio size and ferocious appearance, seemed to be fully conscious of his exalted position. He received visiting diplomates with arrogant looks, suspicious scrutiny, and sometimes with actual growls, all to the immense delight of Prince B smarck. With out going so far as to say that Tyras actually put his gigantic paw upon the signature of treaties, it is perhaps not too much to con clude that...
RECHABITE SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
RECHABITE SOCIAL. Success in every way attended the annual social of the Brunswick Tent, I.O.R., which passed off with great cclal on Wednesday evening last at the Mechanics' Institute. The attendance was very large, and indeed the strength of the lodge was fully manifested by the crowd of gentlemen who, with sweet wives, or fair intended ones, thronged the hall. Shortly after eight o'clock a commencement was made. and the amusement of the evening thoroughly entered into. Parlor games and dancing were indulged in, whilst songs and recitations were also given to the satisfaction of all present. MIiss George acted as honorary accom paniste, and her musical abilities were heartily appreciated, whilst members of the tent did all in their power to ensure the comfort of visitors. Re freshments were provided in abun dance, and after spending what proved an enjoyable evening in every sense of the term, the company dispersed at midnight.
Brilliants [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
Brilliantst Thou oanet not see grass grow, how sharp soe'er thou be, Yet that the grass has grown, thou very soon can see; So, though thou canst not see thy work now prospering, know The print of every work, time without fail shall show, -R-uekert. Hope, with uplifted foot, set free from earth, Pants for the place of her ethereal birth, On steady wings sails through the immense abyss. Plucks omaranthine joys from bower of blies, And crowns the soul while yet a mourner here. With wreathe like those triumphant spirits wear. -Cowper.
STEALING STONES FROM A WALL. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
STEALING STONES FROM A WALL. At the Coburg Court yesterday a man named Pbillip Roughan was charged with taking stones from the property of Mrs. Treloar. The evidence showed that on the 13th inst. complainant saw defendant taking the stones from her. property, and warned him to didbon tinue. He persisted in doing so, and she then proceeded to unload them as fast as he put them on the dray. She afterwards went to the police station and got a constable to go up with her to the place. A witness named ,M'Langh lin saw the defendant loading stones from a wall surrounding Mrs. Treloar's pro perty, and afterwards he took some from a quarryhole adjoining. Sergeant Bass deposed to meeting defendant in O'HIea's-road, away from all the quarries, with half a load of stones on his dray. IHe was afterwards appre hended. Constable Adams stated that he saw defendant near the place where the stones had been taken from, and afterwards found a heap that had evi dently come out of a stone wall, near a s...
SOUTH BRUNSWICK V. BRUNSWICK. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
SOUTH BRUNSWICK V. ItRUNS 'WICK. This match was commenced on :Sa turday last on the ground of the South. J:'; Malkcnc was elected captain, and W. Fitzgerald vice-captain. .When time vas called the scores stood : SOUTH BRUNSWICK. First Innings Pobjoy'J., c, b Foster. :... 3 0 Appleby, W., lbw, b Iawkes... 37:1 ; Robertson R., run out .. 1 Fitzgerald, b Foster ... 15 Andersou, b ,9 ,Landells, b Crawford ...27 Gordon,b ... 12 SFoster, b Iobertson ... 4 Taylor b Crawfonl ... 9 Morrish b Robertson 1 Malone, not out ... 3 Sundries .. ... 1 Total ... .. 122 BRUNSWICK First Innings Anderson W., lbw, b IHawkes... 1 Moyle, not out .... ... 7 Dobson, b Anderson- 0-' ?rawfordl l Gordon 1 Green, c, b Gordon . 2 Sundries ... ... 1 Total 4.wickets for ...12 Bowling Analysis :--South Anderson; 2 wickets for S runs; Gordon, 2 for 5.: . B: runswick--Foster. 3 for 36 ; Crawford. 3 fr 25 ; Hlawkes, 1 for 13 ; Robertson, 2 for s3:·
He Would Not Interfere. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 15 October 1890
He Would Not Interfere. On a Melbourne street a crowd gathers round a lady and a cabman who are engaged in a very lively discusoion over the question of the amount of fare that is due. Suddenly a gentleman of rigid countenance and official bearing authoritatively clears his passage through the crowd and demands, sternly: "Here, here I `What is this about? What is the matter?".. "The matter, your honor," answers the worthy cabman, " is that the lady owes me for driving her around :town for two hours, and ohe won't pay me for more than an hour and a half." " Ha Well, madame, what have you ti say to this? Let us hear your aide of the question." " I took this man's cab, sir, just an hour and a half sgo: and I am willinr to psy him for that time. but not a penny more." "Hum I Well, driver, are you sure ttat there is no mistake-that it is just two hours?" " Very sure, your honor." ' Well, madame, and you insist that you will not pay him for more than one hour and a half ?" "I will not, ai...