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HUMOR. Current Poetry. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 25 March 1892
IIUllOR. Current Poetry. Theyounng ambitions versifier, as hae tuneth up his brand new lyre, is filled with a most intense desire to write something fresh and witty: He raoks his budding intellect, but his wan. dering thoughts will not connect; there seems to be some sad detect in the metre of his ditty. He tries to tell in iambic style things funny enough to cause a smile, but changes to dactylli atter awhile-without intending todo't: 'Tie quite stranee with a mind snch as his is, that his effort its mark always misses ; if 'swere writ i' the style that this is, I'm positive 'twould suit. For th' poetry written most nowadays is a three-line-and.one-line poem like this no matter how funny or solemn it ir, though the metre may not be correct If it 's opened with th' word " pathetia"-the next line ending " esthotic"--then ring ing in "peripatetic," your poem's ac. cepted and " checked." There was a funeral the other day which would have been a completo success if one of the mourners h...
The Dalhousie Election. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 25 March 1892
Thle I ilhutue Election. A lIa e and enthosiastic meeting of elec tors wavs hcld at W'atts' Ilceleilnori East, on Tfe'~da-iy vening st, lit in all pildged thiemi·selvs to support Mlr Dutff in the fortlhcmiing lectiio. TIhe mceeing was ttiiiruiihiy rcpresentative of allclssies in the district, and Mr Duffy may expect stror' siupport frim tile G viii Dai iv imiiin indl Gicibiirniiclictiircs On tieeii t o. of lti business three earty cheers wcere gi~t hor Mr Daiy. 'ar I.. Fiiitll opentd hii campaiign by aIddllel llr. a meeting at Wild Duc11k, nearl t'Ihe catdilate ex prs.- intsfi f icr of aiciustinti;. l runls,ý;le tolO muc~oh per elad :re trcln lni ent iii tic ciil service, which l:e c'lat~t were overcc iised t1: ii tioini in thev mouainousllii distrvi-ts wnhie s~cri ,Ce , mldiciii, ld of thei- oiueri-oiouwini p;c'ic3 plucvI, I.i itl-l°i I f he lium toX, aol the ]ievdil:a, ovV:. ".f the e Tnstrll ctii n of .:,i! - '1, ayi clis t~ e- I ni, l.i1 n li 'g iie ii - -i n f s'r i te-rigt - :...
Miscellaneons. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 25 March 1892
Miscellaneous. The finger nails grow between one and a half and two inches in length yearly. It takes about three seconds for a message to go from one end of the Atlantic cable to the other. The year 923 marks the discovery of Greenland by the Icelanders. It is estimated that there are 240,000 women domestic servants in London, and that 10,000 of these are always out of situa- tions or changing their places. Within the Antarctic circle there has never been found a flowering plant. In the Arctic regions there are 762 different species of flowers. The Chicago World's Fair will have on exhibition a microscope, just completed at Munich, which magnifies 11,000 times — pro- bably the largest in the world. The recent census in Austria shows that there are 118,495 professed Jews in Vienna &nbsp; out of a population of 1,195,175. Of 33,000 persons in German prisons, 14,000 were arrested for crimes committed under the influence of intoxicating drinks. Needles, even in the days of Henr...
Cricket. BROADFORD V. NORTH BROADFORD [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 25 March 1892
BIt.OA.l)ORtD V. N )RTHII I':.OADFO'tD CotitRne:R.iteF interest has for some timen, p It b"(-"n la:laifcsttd in the m ach bet,,ien the above clb Ill which eventuated on Stiur day, on the grtnd of the forenr. The wtvtthcr :iwasll that old b, dtt'ired and the wicket th;ugh s~mewhat buapy ?-showe signs f careful preparation . Hotd:-n .iho kipoenrd the \Nrthernites, w. n th to s from T'r rics a',l el'tead to hit. SLinn and Craig w'ere te first to iappar wi, h the willo,, cwhiht .1. H':rdv and 11. lot.e,'rgill wl-ldrd thle leathern sphere; but the p.ot ntrship was ot short duel ton, Cr:ai being nettl eru:iht t mid- on off J. Ilard'. A. Faton then joined Synon, who n ;nmowing a leg'b,.:!! frnm F,,tlergill it the wickets with :is bat. R. Isenny tilled the vacancv bat he: was 'lever-ly stu'mped br T. I lardy Iwfre he had sunret. T. .McNamara, a revc t' arrival fro nm N.Z.,with a big reputatior,, then joined Eittn, who was b tetingciarefully. and a blter strind was expectd, lbut after scar i...
I'm the Man. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 25 March 1892
I'm the Man. An English General, in reviewing a corps of cavalry, suddenly stopped before a splen. did-looking fellow, and asked, abruptly: " Which is the best horse in the regi ment?" ,No. 40, sir." " What makes 7on think he is the best horse ?" - liHe walks, trots and gallops well; is a good jumper; has no vice, no blemish" carries his head well ; is in his prime.' S"And who is the best soldier in the regi ment ?" "Tom Jones, sir." "Why so " "Because he is an honorable man, is obedient, tidy, takes good care of his equip ment and his horse, and does his duty well." "And who is the rider of the best horse " " Tom Jones, sir." "And who is Tom Jones?" "Iam,sir." The General could not help laughing, bo) he gave a sovereign to his Informant, wh'o received it without -?:e', a muscle, A Torso Cceas.-a-rs. Caterer: "Of course you know that's a spring chicken, iMr. Carver, but what partienlar breed do you think it belongs to f" Mr. Carver : "By the way it turns the edge of this carving.kni...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 25 March 1892
Sports. Broadford Athletio Club Will hold their ANNUAL SPORTS, O. SATURDAY, APRIL 9th, '92. P R 0 G R A M M" E. MAIDEN PLATE, zoo yards-First, £t. Entrance, is 6d. SIHIRE HANDICAP, 440 yards-For re sidents within the shire at least three months prior to day of race. First, £3 ; second, £rz third, sos. 0Nom5ina tion, 3s. SHEFFIELD HANDICAP, 53o yards First, £5; .second. -a ; third, £r. a - Nomjnation, 4s; acceptance, 2s; HURDLE RACE, o20 yards-First, £3; second, £1 ; third, los. Nomination, 2s6d ; acceptance, is 6d. hIALF MILE-First, £3; second, £S third, los. Nomination, 2s 6d; accep tance, ts 6d. BOYS RACE, under 16-First, t5s ; second, 5s. Entrance, Is. I.ADIES' BRACELET, 13o yards-Prize, Ladies Bracelet. For residents of the Shire of 3 months standing. Compe titors to be nominated by a lady. En trance 5s BOYS RACE, under z2-First, sos ; second, 5s. Entrance, 6d. HIGH JU31P-First, £i ; second, los. En. trance, 2s 6d. HIGH JUMP, HORSES-First, £2; se cond, ios Entrance, 3s. TUG-OF-W...
Local and Genral News. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 25 March 1892
e Local anid (clral News. 10-:o: Y GAZETTE NOTICEs--S C. E. Walder of to Seymour, surrenders th:ase of 23ooa of d land at Warroweiture. I. SALVATION ARalv-TheArmy will hold e special services in the ,ichanics' Institute e on Saturday night and Srday next. SERVICE OF Sou?--Wt the charitable object of raising a small nun in aid of thil r Melbourne Rescred Chijre:s' Homlis, a Scesrvica of S.g (Clristie'sld Organ) is an Snounced to bIe given in i1\ Presbyterian Church on Fri lay evening, L- April. A NE?w ARSIVA?L-D)aring6n Still hours of yesterday morning. a welcoe?iouing visi tor made his appearance It' Iroadlford IL tse '. _anjd_e_ J.S. eroa.'i Our ponlar towunsman will please accep/ the united congratulations of the tash?Ia o I his hwv ing attained to the grave diign:y of a father. uothi mother and son are dinr. well. Feolrt,,-n l.,-,, ar, impo.;nd-d at (lc-. naroaa, brand AI in red, on nea- side. To be sold on Aptil 9th. Impounled at Scy mour : I stiawtberry heifer; It rindle and wh...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 25 March 1892
Business Noticcs. Jobh Olad: B3 .GS to anpounce to the Residents .? Iroasdford and the Surrpundipg District, that lIe has opened . Butcheriag Busioess IN IIIGtI STREET, And trusts by keeping only First (!aass \lfeat to merit a share of your ppat lonage. IA TRIAL SOLICITED. General. ",15 " BROADFORD COURIER" is p~ First-class Weekly Newspaper Published pp Fri.DAY MORNINGS. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION. Single Quarter, 3s '3d; posted, 3s 6d Per Annum (if paid in :advaqce) 12s; posted, 13s. ',T PALMER, Boot Maker. Ladies V and Gents' boots of all description 1pnade to order. Material and workmanship g"aranteed. NOTICE. r O the Inhabitants of Broadford and sur roupding district Wsa. STLE, Of Seymour, TAILOR, .late cutter to the Wholesale Clothing Com pany, Bourke Street, Melbourne), QOrders executed 24 hours' after notice. T. H. MOYLl, Farm.ers' & Selectors' 4gency. OODS01' COURT, 152 SPENCER :;TR .ET, JMELBOURNE. AN INTERESTING LETTER a nao70 A WELL.1K OWN SPECIALIST. E. It.U WELLTN, ...
Broadford Shire Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 25 March 1892
Tfri norlinaro meeting ofr th Bll roa.l ford Shir, Council took place at the well and th o Setcretary. IThle 'inuto.- of tIl forner meeting were real :in1d c0nf0i'md Iit the 1110 tio of Ur. Doherty. .OR11.SP1ON I 0E1"E. From the Public W1orks Delpart ll01ont cl0ntir in ll? i or011_: 11110 by tilt Council to iopn a roald through Tait': p'opll-rt"---Reeivi ,I. From (10v.Irnm:,nt Stet:st forwarid ing datatIs of late Victouri.u census. Received. FrIom the Salvntion Army askiLng on behalf of the unemlplOye move lnent if the ouneil u w1ul0 notify to what extent it could assist in wreetit, thI.e den:iands for thie em lol 1.nnt of 600 1men. Tlhe Se?'retary ;as inetrc:ted to writ al d inform t ll , army autho1 i ,ie. tiit tlhe `hire had no 1 .3in t foI r tx Froin Mr. ias. 11al)ou. 1.Il, Collins, street, acknoh'l; ding receipt of letter from Counctil lhving ref rerten t to the pollution of ilhe Surday lOc;erk, l:lting that it a 1deutation front th- Council would wait upon him he would re ceir...
Cricket in the Ranges. REEDYREEK V. COMET SAW MILLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 25 March 1892
C -ct iI ile f ;;:eac.j. REEDY CREEK V. COMET SAW MILLS &nbsp; SrrOO iel fromn h iy Cirek otqarte.l to colrte ;tt f raw' riiiiron the. c,o.iore of Ito i omruSo0 )ill. ouru aut.. filt,' uttieinii troiiile 8.tunl ay. at. arrtival ad tthe Il ' na. .o....a iti at 0-it. it rcnutd8 ltL wu; at o; s tt I e 'oIll~.a~l I~ic I:."edy be!: Hsl. 'Iir t~r te I,,,, c at tiel~l 1iillit tieV h stui p.t , itt) I t :ie hoott.t.,! o t .I tt·rit lhre capaahlr nen e at -teif ice a I Rid, irhoioLtsleI itac til ilrulalt liter real, taeoatieri uillwv, rd ver y soon 2 ll to tlecs were ,Iowan Ittlt t o t ftor 1 ra i tii. I tattit.. I tot-i,::"r"l~ t hou !0 * tnit ooent, .1 ioun '2 mIct-" h 3liilu neilt4ueu retirii to the wiokats tInd oticeuoolo piiiIiini tili :0. I -,ott raiu'i reujtuur 1 Ito wiiii 'rIii roil a wri. at tiiie tolt huisi'fuir 20. ietrestueutii ware u~inii Itlur., rliiiy itieirt Siaw the fI, ti ii e. Cit itllittitoti Iuo d After haitii sp0 nt i hapyet'
Not Like the Men. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 1 April 1892
Not Litke the Men. When lovely womn:n ehifts her bustle ' re ehe sits upon a chair, Bt ... says has an awful tusecl, lut no man ever hears her swear. B3t sometimes if the cosy bustle TwiSts round and gets upon a "tear," You tremble when you think the case'il Break out; but she sighs, " I da clare. Down Town-Citizen (to coal dealer): " bay, I want a ton of coal," Co.l Dealer: " All right. Shall we send it up: ight away f" Citizen: " Oh, no. If it's anything like the last I'll jusi call for it on my way home and carry it up in my overcoat pocket." Miss Braithwai;o (proudly watching her Henri skating): 0t, Henri so such a divine skater li e's an artist I Henri turns a double somersault and lights on his head, spliting the ice. Miness Cadwallader (placidly): Ah, yes, see. He belongs to to the impressionist school. Do you see that man aroess the etreett lIes an English Lord." "Why, he looks just like an average citizen." "Yes; it beats all how the tailors and barbers can citer a man's na...
Respected the Mules. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 1 April 1892
Respected the Mulel. "Talking of mules," eoid Capt. .ohn S. Loud, "1 was riding with a party of ladies and children in a government ambulance, from Port Lleinney to Douglas, when at a turn of the road a cowboy name galloping into sight, holding a revolver in eeeah hand, and firirg as he ron. tMy driver had a four. in-hand team, and the first thing I knew the leaders were iooking me in the face and we were all twisted up in a heap. As the fellow saw that it was a United States military party he drew up and pocketed his revolvers. Then making a half defiant, half shamed bow toward the wreck, he said: "El I'd a known them was government oritters, I wouldn't Lave ired. i'd bate aw. folly to skeer a United States mule."
The Athletic Sports. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 1 April 1892
The Athletic Isporls. The following are the entries received for the various events at the forthcoming sports : SHEF'FIELD HANDItCAP. more; E. H. Dobson, Broadit rd; iH. C. Bromley, Kilmore; P. Synon, Broad. ford ; C. Huddart, A. I),xey, Stymour; J. Synon, N. M1acl)o.?ca!l, Bradford; C. C. Ililliear, Strath Creek; R. Meade, T'ungamah ; J. G. McDonald, Sey. mour; W. Dempsey, jun., Seymour; T. Shca, Whiteheads' Creek ; R. IL. Baker, Shepparton. HIALF 1ll.L. A. Bloxham, Broadford : Joe McGirr, Seymour; G. Whyte, J. IHobrn, W. R. Ifohmu:h. P. M. Bloxhan, Prtadford; It. Meade, Tungamah ; K. McPherson, Broadford; T. Donovan, Lowry. HURDLE RAce. A. Bloxham, G. Whyte, A. McLeod jun., J. Synon, P. M. lIIh hahm, J. Mc. Rae, Broadford; J. J. Gleessn, ID. Ma loney, H. C. Bromtey. Kimore R. Meade, Tungamah: anto A. Doxey, Sey mour. A. Bloxham, G. \V'?vr, A. McLeod jun., E. H. Dobson. I. Hobtan. R. Dixon, P. Jones. W. It Hotmuth, K. McPherson, F. I.onrv.
Commercial. MELBOURNE MARKET REPORTS. LIVE STOCK. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 1 April 1892
Cotil ierciat. :o- MELBOURNE MARKET RIPORTS, LIVE STOCK. Fat Sheep-The supplFp w:,s a moderate one, 24,000 having beni )arded ; all qua'i ties were represented. For gotod to prime. qualities an early cleoarar? war; effected,a~il for such a further improvenent in vnires was noticeable, while for mid,4lind and in ferior descriptions the demand w.s hbrisk, with a firmer tendercy. Prtne c, s.herd wethers, from 1ts 61 to r3s4 fi ;.vxtra prime and heavy do., do., firom 14 to 14s 6d, a few to x6s; prime cro.bred ew.'n from 9s 6d to Its 6d, a few extra to ins 6d ; p-imno merino wethers from 9' 6l to I5; extra prime and heavy do, do, from r is 63 to a·s; good merino wethers from 89 to gs; mnid dlingand inferior from 6s; prime merino ewes from 6 to s 6 4; others fron. 4s. Fat Lambs-4,70oo were penned The de, mand was brisk, especially for h'st d*;,rip lions, and prices ruled firm. Pirre .: ':d-at from 8sto 9sf6d; a few to r1id: Sdgdt sold at from 6s to 7s ; others fronu ,. Fat Calves-The mark...
The Dalhousie Election. MR. FENNELLY AT PUCKAPUNYAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 1 April 1892
The Dalhousie Election. MR. FENNELLY AT PUCKAPUNIAL. LLAST Saturday aftern on, .Mr. R. Fen. nelly, who is erg r s!y pushing hiselec toral campaign as a Candidate for the Kilmore and Dalhousie electorate, paid a visit to Puckapunyal and addressed a representative gathering in the local flall. The Chairman, .Mfr. J. McKay, briefly introduced the Candidate, who orened his speech by reference to his past ass cina. lion with the place and to the rapid strides it had made of late in common with many other localites in the march of progress. Hte went on to say that he had been induced to co! e firward by the pressing invitation o! his friends and that he had received the >t c rdial surport from all c!asres. The present stagnati . in trade and the wave of general distr.ss which are passing over the colony were due to the effects of the land Iromn, and to the insane policy of over-borrowing. 'ithin the last nine years Parliament had borrowed ,?22., o, coo which made up a national debt of ...
Swallowed by a Whale. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 1 April 1892
Swallowed'by a Whale. List February thi whaliniig j hip Star of "i tUl e 1L was in utIm vIenolty of t?ou - nl - h:tl lel,,tnds iuinLioivg for whalee, whUnu were very Ctluce. O,-e muolling the IJoLU i elI?|laL .-oslolo abhot tibrf.e m1:0S away on i tlie htatolurd qiutter. Two boate Nwerr manned. In :a .hot time one of the boats i s.os near enouu;h to eneble the harpoontr to I t"ud a eorer i1to1 thil whale, which proved I to be an exceediunly large one. The boats I atttn pted to get beyond the reach of tne I animal, which was apparently in ils deathll agonies, and or.g of them nucceeded, but the other was less fortunate. The whale struck it with his noEe and upset it. The men were thrown into the water, and before the crew of the other boat could pick them up, one man was drowned and James Bartley had disappearcd. When tho whale became quiet from ex hau;tion the waters were searched for Bart ley, but he could not be found, and, under the impression that he had been etruck by the whale...
Seaside Attractions. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 1 April 1892
Seaside Attractions. -o~ milkman litho and gay, " For I love the ocean breezes, and I love the dashing spray. Yes, I love the glorious sunset, love the calm and love the eqogll Dot I think I lave the water in my busineoess best of all." "That's the difference between no," said the grocer at his side. "Though the oceanbreeze is bracing, and I love the rolling tide; Though I dearly love the billows, yet 1 can't forget the land, And I think my young affection most is tentred in the sand."