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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
Grazing. GD001) GRAZING. Every care taken. Charges reasonable. Apply THE MANAGEB, Glendora Park, Sunday Creek, Broadford. General. THE " BROADFORD COURIER" is a First-class Weekly -Newspaper Published on F IDAY MORNINGS: RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION. Single Quarter, 3s 3d; posted, 3s 6d Per Annum (if paid in advance) I25s posted, 13s. Business Notices. J. M. NEILL, SADDLER AND HARNESS IAKER HICG.STREeT, BROADFORD. REPAIRS NEATLY EXECUTED. A large supply of hardwood timber alway -on hand. Joh. McLiesh, General storekeeper BROADFORD. [AS on sale DRAPERY, GROCERIES, BOOTS AND SHOES. IRONMONGERY AND HORSE FEED. All goods guaranteed sound, and a reasonable prices. B3ROADFORD BREAD FACTORY W. PARKER, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BAKER. High-street, Broadford. Picnic parties and tea meetings supplied on the most reasonable terms. Wedding and birthday cakes on the shortest notice. None but first-rate quality. TREZISE'S Reedy Creek Hotel, REEpY CREEK. IS replete with every convenience for the travelling pu...
One On The Lawyer. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 11 December 1891
One On The Lawyer. &nbsp; An old ma was on the witness stand and was being cross-examined by the &nbsp; lawyer. "You say you are a doctor, sir?" &nbsp; " Yes, sir; yes, sir. " "What kind of a doctor?" "I make ointments, sir, I make oint- &nbsp; ments." "What's your ointment good for?" '"It's good to rub on the head to strengthen the mind.'' &nbsp; "What effect would it have if you were to rub some of it on my head?" &nbsp; "None at all sir; none at all. We must have something to start with. From Oregon comes the queer story that " a five year old child at Eugene grows faster on one side than on the other without any apparent cause." Physicians there are re- ported to be highly interested in the cause. A farmer near Yuba City, Cal., complains that eighty tons of hay that he had cut was drenched by a heavy rain, while on the op- posite side of his farm there was a large field of grain that needed rain but did not get a drop.
Humorous. "Tickets, Please." [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
Hunturous. "Tickcts. Please." '. TicLets paee," said the conductor of traei on a line zounirg out of Geolcng as he Snter(ed tL.e car. 'There vana eneral rrepeore in the ehape of pot?tL.telad Ito1l l:e came tLO farmer who rt.oevert tly trtly ooling out of the win. dow. 'l T:ehtte, phiFt," ranid the conductor. T l.ie rLn pia ito attention. i' 1t1 Late your ticket, if you pleaoee." Ti e mn.an lo d up at him. "L1ain't got t).' Ice Buwtoed, lowly. . ." Wll, the moey thin. Where are you loire'i" Ilain't cot any money." "W \ll, thin, what are you on here for? If I itnt n et e;thltr monry or ticket I must lut t u t if the train." " YTu wrocl:n't stop an expreess train just to ir t t.e man OlY, now would you." • Would'tt I ?" You'll soon see whether I will cr not. Now I want your ticket ortt,r eat;, eitlcot ?1y more fue " SNely one." T..e condretor a:used for a moment e. tao end then cal'td the brakeman. " Now are you going to get fii without a f?cs or till ?a hav e tothrow you off ?" T'e me...
Vulgar Habits at Table. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
*Vulgar I abits at Tooble:' Sit is ill-bred and vulgar for a man at s restaurant.tsble to rdttle his koife and fork and other table.ware; it is beastly fob him .to pick his teeth'there. Twenty years ago it was well understood by all decent people that the teeth were not to be picked or sucked in eight of other people, let alone at the table.; But the introduction of the wooden tooth pick has changed all this. Thi highly useful little article is almost omnipresent. It has an honore4 place on the connter of the. hotel or restaurant ofdee, and on the very dinner. table'itself. Enocoraged by its presence, the human' hog; while waiting for his secbnd course, seizes a tooth-piok,'and whiles away" thbenomente in excavating the debris of his first course from his holiow teeth; sometimes tooth-pick and thumb and forefinger disap. pear in the hole in his countenance. There is no help for it now, but the time will come when the police will be rangin to arrest such a creature. To the shame of s...
The Feminine Tongue. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
Tile Fciihi:lc Tongue. The great peculiarity of the universal feminine tongue is an apparent contempt for paragraph and poetualtion, and utter ignor ance of the article known as the final dash. There is not even the line " to be contintied" at the close of the utterances, for the very good reason that the stop is invariably acci dental, and, therefore, at the middle of a sen tence ; and the listener is thus obliged to sweep aside his appreciative emotions and replace them with a loak of blank conjecture which gives his countenance the appearance of a Chinese pnuzle, that nobody can hope to solve. This is embarr.ssing, and if the un completed sentence is of considerable moment it leaves an agony of doubt that cannot be easily relieved. "And:' is used as a conneot ing link between the last sentence and the one to follow it. It is generally accompanied by an uplifted hand by way ct warning, as much as to say: ' Hold on I It isn't your turn yet. I have paused merely to catch my breath. ...
Pat Sheehan in Punch. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
-PatSheehan in Puncth. Our humorous contemporary " Punch " whose critical eye nothing escapes-has found this week a theme for what, out of courtesy, we will !call a poarte effusion, in a sentence or two from our valedictory para graph on the recent departure of Mr. Patrick Sheehan from Broadlord Railway Station. To wit: 0 rive to us some warter. With gin to wash it down. And we'll sing of a young porter, Of a nice polite young porter, Of a courteous young porter, That dwelt in Broadford town. So suave he was, and bred of So fine and high a strain, That he wouldn't bite your head off, Turn around and bite your head off, Salivate-then chew your head off, If asked, " When starts the train ?" So affable and free. too, So lowly-minded he, That your luggage he woult see to, He would nobly go and see to, He would very often see to With grand humility. But, alas I one day to Spencer Street Station he was gone, And they dubbed him there and then, sirs, Yes they dubbed him there and then, sir...
The Broadford Courier, AND REEDY CREEK TIMES. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1891. A Commercial Object Lesson. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
thc ýrondford 5ou 'itr, ANs REEDY CaaEK TIMEs. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1891. A Commercial Object Lesson. TaE astounding. disclosures whereby the South Melbourne Permanent Build. ing Society is seen to be defrauded of £54,000, through the defalcations of its late iecretary; and the still more recent revelations by which the Land Credit Bank finds itself with a balance against it of £153,000-one hundred and fourteen thousands of which has vanished by the consummately adroit trick of an unauthorised overdraft made by its manager, presents to the commercial world a staggering spec tacle; but no less a pressing problem for solution. The consternation and the bitter disappointment of swindled shareholders will probably die away in due course as it usually does, but the severe blow dealt to the faith of the public in general financial institutions will not of necessity pass away sitli it. Whoever is to blame there can be no doubt the present occurrences con stitute a m...
ESSAYIST. Keeping a Diary. Advantages Calculated to Result From the Practice. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
licepinrg a Diary. " Advantages Calculated to Result From the Practice. Many people regard the keeping of a diary as a meritorious occupation. The young are urged to take up this cross ; it is supposed to benefit girls especially. Whether women should do it is to some minds not an open question, although there is on recurd the case of the Frenchman who tried to shoot himself when he heard that. his wi.f was keeping a diary. This intention of suicide may have arisen from the fear that his wife was keelieg a record of hit own pcceadilloes rather ttea of her own thou:hts and emotions. Or it, may have been from the fear that she was putting down those little conjigcl remarse which the husband always dislikes to arve thrown up to him, and which a woman aen usually quote accurately, it may be for years, it may be forever, without the help of a diary. So we can appreciate without approv ing the terror of the Frenchman at liciug on and on in the same houses with a growing diary. For it is n...
Wandong Hospital Concert. [CONTRIBUTED.] [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
Wa ?tnong Hospital Concert. [CONTRIBUTED.] . A concert was held in the State School on Friday eveing last, in aid of the funds of the Kilmore Hospital, and owing to the favorable weather was largely attended. The chair was occupied by R. A. Robertson Esq., J.P., who was prompt in commencing the proceedings at the advertised time. The programme was onusnaily long, but owing to its variety and the push of the energetic chairman this was not felt. The piano was presided over by Miss Fay-who had a Herculean task in ac companying the singers, and which was done with a modesty and hearing becoming the occasion. The same remarks may with propriety be applied to Miss Douglas as leader of the Glee party. MIr. llrown wielded the baton and left nothing undone to insure success, in which he was ably seconded by Mr. Adams. A spe.ial feature of the evening was the rendering of the glees, which was done in capital style, all the voices blending in a most agreealde manner. Miss Douglas as usual, ap...
Seymour Mems. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
Seymour lellls. ['FROM 01U? OWN CORRESPONDENT.] Matters here are very quiet at present. Have not been so dull for many years past. Like Micewber, we are " waiting for some. thing to turn up," to give business and other taosters an impetus. The crops in the Northwood District and along the Tallarook Flats are looking very well. Unfortunately for harvesting opera tions the changeable, showery weatler we are having at present is a serious drawback. Sunday night's heavy downpour must have injured the open stacks very greatly. " It's an ill wind that blows no good," and while the fanners are complaining of the wet interfering with harvesting, the graziers and dairy farmers are in high spirits over the refreshing showers falling so opportunely at intervals. Things are looking quite green and fresh in many parts of the district, much more so than for years past so late on in the summer. Seymour, as your readers may know, has a record for snake stories : at least as far as numbers go. After...
Reedy Creek. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
iReedy Creek. The Mining prospects her. arejustnot w beginn 1g to look brighlter. Messrs. Wee aowl Party 'ho fr wulue time have been workAng what i knonn as Shepherd's lase upoun thll prospe iug vote. lecently came upou a small vion o to l of about two or three iwnhes in thickn a, but ,f excellent qoaliy. The in frmat ,n has had a very cheerintg intlneno upon al little miuing rolmunutnity, thir thin have b n exeeptionally quiet lately and thin disn y promises emlployment for aolly n _had _
The Ice Cream Girl. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
Tie Ice Cream Girl. Tell ns nit in mournfuln numbers, Life itouta joyones dream When s'irl that weighs one hundred, Gets ottside a quart of cream; Let us thin be up and doing, With h?ieart for any fate; Never letle go a.wooing' Girls that want another plate. Trust no uirl, however pleasant, . With ore'plate to be content; She will eat until you haven't To your name another cent.
Wandong. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
---:o.- A r rn match bett een the MIerri Merri and 11 Ian cricket clubs was played on the groun tf the former on Sautrday last. The weathe was showery but a glod day wo? spent. he Wallan men went first to the wicke but faled to run a higher figure than 47 eul t lf r eir,eirn t iq nin g . Munro cratributing 21 each. In their seeond inninuirs allan made GO for 8 wickets. Fur Ilerri, '. lunro's fatal bowlieg took six rickets f,r 7 runs, while Gen Mouro brought Iown four for 8 runs. For Waolla, Smythe tobk for 28, P. Stockdale 4 for 24, and J. Iaifield 1 for 12. The Terra Cotta Works which constitute me of our staple industries has been shut own for a few weeks, in order to have a ne. ussary over-hauling ot machinery. Work sill however, start again on the 4th January, Ibelieve, on a much larger scale.
Spring Valley. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
Spriug Valley. [IROD OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] It has been decided to hold a picnic for to children attending the Glen Burn State shool on Monday afternoon, December 28th ist. The event, which is to take place id the large paddock adjoining, has been loked forward to with peculiar pleasure by tie youngsters, as one will not be unwilling ts admit, when it is known that this is the fist event of the kind ever planned by the qiet-minded residents of this primitive and loely locality. There is to be a grand ball ald supper for adults in the evening and given Australian weather the event it may be sarly predicted will go off very happily. The lad, Master Walker, whom I reported as having bitten by a snake a fortnight ago. ha, I am glad to say, quite recovered. The little fellow was examinedby a Yea Doctor wb quickly perceived from the number of pmctures made that the reptile was non posonous. )ur creamery is rapidly passing the iniiatory stage. Last Thursday thevolun tay canvassers with ad...
Victoria's Childhood. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
I''to*"rlefs ORsdtIooetl. Few yal children, many as are their toys, e had such a remarkable "play thing" that with which Britain's queen amused 4rself when she was a toddler of fourteen onths. "In coneequenoe of a very civil me ge from the Duchess of Kent," wrote 1lliam Wilberforce, " I waited on her tiis moring. She received me, with her One, anisated child on the floor by her side, with its laythings, of which I soon became one," Ij. an artist been present,be might so have ginted the scene as to suggest the ohildlikeiture of the great philanthropist which wo the heart of the little princess, who was;no innocent to be a respecter of persons. . The litle princess delighted in music, and her mothr once cent for a child who played the harp o amuse her. The Duchess of Kent, seeing hr daughter engrossed with the mueic, let' he room for a moment. On retning she found the harp deserted, and the tvo children seated side by side on the rug, drrounded by the princess' play things, fom which ...
Another Bank Revelation. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
Another Bank Revelation. Owing to recent developments in the affairs of the Land Credit Bank, a com mittee was appointed at the general meeting on the 4th, to examine the ac counts and report. Subsequently another meeting was held when the gentlemen of the committee having with the aid oat a banking expert, carried out their task, tendered the results, which to the alarm and consternation of the shareholders, revealed a deficiency amounting to £to4,ooo. This was shown to have been appropriated by the manager (Mr. G. N. Taylor), to himself, wife, and son, in the form of an unauthorised overdraft, drawn principally on another bank during the past five years. In addition to this sum £5o,ooo was found to be also lost as bad debts, etc., bringing up the deficiency to about £'153,ooo. The only lien the directors have in exchange for this alarmine credit is CtI.ooo worth of surieties, and an acceptance of Mrs. Taylor's for £43.234 3s. 2d., the value of which, however, is very uncertain. Ta...
DAIRY PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
DAIRY PRODUCE. Cheese.-Continues to come freely to hand, and prices continue at last week's rates, viz: Prime matured cheese, 7d to Sd; prime dairies, new season's make, 4jd to id ; medium to good 4d to 41d. Butter7-The market keeps well supplid :and price, continue firm. Fresh butter: PtireFdair s.selling at 7d to Sid; factory and i'fesr?t 'ial higher; medium to gouod dýd to .6Ij tf ioer. oer... Potted butter.-Prime new 6id to 7d; medium, sid to 6d; inferior and heated lots lower. Eggs, gid per dozen. Bacon-Prime Factory sides, 71d to 8d; country cured, 5d to 6d for sound meat. jHoney.-Prime new garden 3id to 4d. SBeeswaz, told to itd.
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKET REPORTS. Melbourne, Tuesday, December 15. LIVE STOCK. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
Connu ercida. :o" MELBOURNE MARKET RFPORTg* Melbourne, Tuesday, December t5. LIVE STOCK. Fat Sheep.-2g9,ooo yarded. The supply proved in excess of requirements, which con sisted chiefly of medium to good qualities, with a smaller proportion of ewes than usual. Best descriptions were in fair re quest, and for such no quotable change in prices was noticeable, while for the great bulk of the supply the demand was without animation, and prices ruled lower than last week's rates, a clearance being with diffi culty effected. Prime crosshred wethers from tos to its extra prime and heavy do.2,s to "?s 6d: prime crossbred ewes from 8s to 9s ; prime merino wethers from 9s to ios, a frw prime and heavy to Its.; good do. do. from 7s 6d to 8s 6d: middling do do from 6s best ?1i therfrom 4s. Fat Lambs.-t2,Soo were penned. For those suited to trade requirements the de mand was brisk at fully late rates, while second and inferior sorts continne dull of sale at qutations:--Prime sold at from 8s to l...
At Last. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 18 December 1891
At Last. *-· When I married my wife she had studied stenography, Got that down solid then took up photo. graphy. Mastered that science, then started geo. graphy, All in the course of a year. She presently took up a course of the. ology, Followed that up with a touch of my thology, Got adegree in the line of zoology, (Still her great mind remained clear). So she took in a course on the theory of writing, Some lessons and points on the subject of fighting, A long course of house building, heatingand lighting, For over her class mates she'd soar. So she entered the subject of steam naviga tion, Took also instruction in church education, And mastered the study of impersona tion, And still she was longing for more. Next she tackled the latest great fad, elec tricity, ' Dress reform" institutes taught her sim plicity, Sought the best way to encourage felicity, Oh ! she's as smart as a book I She at last ended up with a course in phon etics, Gavealittle attention and time to athletics, The...