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The Female Polar Bear. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
The Fellele Polar Bear. Tie female Polar bear is taught by won derful instinct to shelter her yvoun¢ under tile snow. In December she retreats to the side of a rock, where, by dint of scraping and letting the snow fall upon her, she forms a cell in which to live during the winter. There is no fear that she will be stifled for the want of air, for the warmth of her breath always keeps a small Ipassage open. W\ithin this strange nursery she produces her youna, and remains with them beneath the snow till March, when she comes olt into the open air with her baby bears. As the only use of the snow-burrows is to shelter the young, the male bears do not hibernate like the females, but roam freely about (luring the winter months.. Before retiring under the snow, the bear eats enormously, so that she becomes very fat, thus laying in an internal store of food which enables her not only to support her own life but to nourish her young during her long seclusion. By an admiral provision of natur...
A Clever Retort. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
A Clevir Retort. Charles II., playing tennis wiih a digni. fled prebend who had otrcek the ball well, exclaimed: 'Not a bad stroke for a dean." " I'll give it the stroke of a bishop," eaid the dean, " if your r.najesty pleases." Here is another repartee cqually good, though not directly -d I-intereeted : When Henry 111. proposed to send Dishop Bonner to France in a diplomatic capacity, the king tcld him that he must speak to the French monarch in a lofty tone, instructing him what he had to say. "Please, your majrsty," slid the bishop, "if I should hold such haughty language, King Francis, in all probability, would order my head to be chopped off." "It he dared do such a thing," cried Henry, ' I would chop off the heads of ten thonuand Frenchmen for it." "Truly, your majesty," objected icun.er; " but perhaps not one of those heada would fit my shou'dere." TurE one who will be found in trial capable of great acts of love is ever the one who is always doing coneiderate small Qaei
A Real Gentleman. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
A Real Gentleman. To a sensible woman a gentleman ought to be the equal of any one who wears a title, no matter what his rank or what his nation. To be a thorough gentleman is to be that which neither money, nor estates, nor insignia can buy. It is peculiarly a birthright. It is in herited in the blood and sure to make its ap pearance, even under the most unpropitious conditions. Tnere is a sort of fakle gentility that is soon acquired, and is afsected by snobs and the parvenue who have suddenly accumulated riches. But this is a very cheap device in comparison with the sterling article. No one can be deceived by the counterfeit, because teo mark of a real gentleman does not alone consist in entering a drawing-room gracefully or of making a bow in the proper form. These accomplishments may be necessary in order to one help to fix his position in society, but they are really nothing com pared to those graces of mind, manner, and morals that a true gentleman is sure to A igood definiti...
Their Last Words. Death-Bed Utterances of Some of the World's Famous Men. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
Their Last5 Words. Doath-Bed Usterances of Some of the World's Famous Men. " An intensely interesting volume might be umade up of the dying words and speeches of rlen whom the world calls famous. They have all had to pass in their chips like the most insignificant of us, and their foinal exits from the great stage have been generally edifying and always characteristic. " God be praised," exclaimed Wolfe thehero of Quebec, on learning that the French were giving way in every direction. " I die happy." His antagonist, Montoalm, also received a mortalwound while endeavoring to rally his men, and when told that his end was approaching made answer: " So much the better; I shall not live to see the eur render of Quebec." ' I pray thee, see me up safe, but for my coming down I can shift for myself," re marked Sir Thomas :More, observing the weakrees of the scaffold. "I heard say the executioner was very good and I have a little neck," said Anne Boleyn, putting her hands about it and laughi...
SOUTH BRUNSWICK BRICK COMPANY. ANNUAL METING. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
SOUTH = BRUNSWICK: BRICK :,:.I. ,r. `COMPANY. : i 1ANNUAL METINU. : T :.he=:.fifth annual general meeting of 'lic" ' outh "Brunswick Brick Company Limited was held on Friday afternoon at the.Company's office, 372 Flinders r ~~llt. 1A. C. . Macdonold was in the clh ir. The directors report and balance t r to the 30)th September showed thab?,sinco the last half-yearly report cinsiderable additions auI improuvrcunts id beni "i?ade in tChe plant and works. ST24prica of bricks averegcd less during: the past half-year than any other period since; tihe formin tion :of the company althog"H the profits bad bee consider- I ably greater. Notwithstanding the time lost through the labour strike, the output had been '782.500 bricks; in excess. `of tho previous six mouths; n,. althou I about £500 had been expended upon perni?anient works and" improvements, the' operations of the" halt-year shorwed a profit of 4S283 Os. 2d., and it ,was tlought that w.ith due economy the company had a proiising fut...
NOVELIST. My Lady's Revenge. CHAPTER I. AN EVENTFUL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
NOVELIST. My Lady's :Revenge. By E. C GRRISON JONES.' CIIAPTER 1. AN EVENTFUL 3IEETING. "Now, Bessie, ;my dear, what would you advise iie to wear to-night?" Bessie laid aside the society journal she had been reading aloud, and turned her face towards the speaker, Lady Cassandra Lauder, sole child and heiress of the dead Earl ol Mount Storm, and one of. the fairest and proudest women in the United Kingdom. Bessie-pretty, fresh, innocent little lissia-was her companion, adviser, maid -anything, in short, that the imperious lady saw fit to make her. Yet Bessie was a Lauder, too, and cousin to the haugt ty Lady Cassandra. The late Lord Mount Storm's younger bro'her, a captain of hussars, one summer, while recruiting his health in the Highlands, had made a lamentable mesalliance. He fell in love with, and married, the daughter of an old Scottish rector, ri sweet, modest girl, with nothing for her dowry but her beauty anti spotless name. She left her home, and accompanied her handsome hus...
FUNNIOSITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
FUNNIOSITIEta: As ova coat-The cgg.ehell: SunC':t to.a tea-My lady E gwn. Tin: purchaser of wearing apparel is a clothes buyer. A vrsi who likes to get a lise out of his work-A baker. Tiul largest strawberries are found in the illustrated catalogues. i IJr is reldom where one is bred:thati e ap-. pears to have been the most needed. Wa\ is it bad for a boy to be given man'a clothes? Because he thus acquires looseo habits. " lusr.tnn out I" as tha funny boarder ex claimed when he lifted the cover and found the dish empty.; : -.tuoo: "Is your fader livin', sonny?" Boy : " I dunno if my daddy is or no, but my step daddy is." MsonsTry flushes a lady's cheek. Like the blood of the scratched Aphrodite, it dyes the white roces red. You are disappointed when you go to dinner expecting to find a warm saddle of mutton and get nothing but the cold shoulder. " Mass KuNo forever I" shouted all, Fired by her charitable endeavor; ' Nay," she replied, " that wish recall I would not be Alihs King for...
Fun and Fancy. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
Fun and Fancy. Seen, but not heard-Barks at sea. Perspiration never rains, but it pores. The man most looked up to--Theu one in the moon. Bluebeard's trade evidently was, that of a belle-hanger." Whenr a little man is hopelessly ii love' it increases his sighs. Curiously enough when the autumn comes the result is autumn leaves. - " The only way to prevent what's past' is o put a stop to:. it before it happens," said Mrs. Muldoon. - The Court-house is not necessarily a sad place beciuse so many plaintiff stories are heard there. In Arkansas it is considered a serious breach of etiquette to shoot a man on election day before he has voted. He: "tWhat would you do if I were to offer you a kiss ?" She: "See if my little brother is under the sofa." Clara: " Mr. Fledgeby has been payingmo some absurd compliments, Belinda." Be linda: " Oh, they must have been." " Don't you see thlat sign, ' No fishing on these grounds'?" "I'm not fishing on the grounds, I'm fishing in the water." Cora: ."Wh...
THE DAPHNE CLUB'S PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
THE DAPHNE CLUB'S PICNIC. At half-past eight o'clock on Cup v morning members of the Daphne Quad- a rille Club, to the number of ;30 couples, met on the Princes Bridge railway t station tn route for Blackburn, where the first annual picnic was held. The ground was reached at half-past-ninc, I and it was found that the committee N had made a very wise selection of a 1 place for a day's outing, and completed all arrangements for the enjoyment of friends. The large hall and grounds, together with boats on the lake, had previously been booked, so that on land ing at the station a start was at once made for the first-named place, where proceedings commenced with an amateur minstrel circle, which proved highly en tertaining. Afterwards an adjournmnet was made to the lake, where a couple of hours passed pleasantly away with the I young men as impromptu gondoliers. Then the hour of lunoheon arrived, and the ladies very prettily arranged the tables in the hall, where full justice was done to...
Notes for Naturalists. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
Notes for Natu;ralists. Tin tailor bird makes its nest of long leaves which it sows together willth the tibr, of a plant, first piercing theo holes in them with its bbak. The bo:tom of the nest has a heavy layer of cotton. Tue opisthocomus, a bird of the island of Maresj3, in the Amazon, is four-footed when young. Its wings has two Oiners, acth with a claw, which drops oil after a time, and thsee are usca for scrambling about. A Dv;isut bird that lines its nest with the downt of certain flowers is the lanceolate honey-eater.. The nept is elhaped liks a hammock suspended from twigs, and is very deep. 'The ground:wotk is of grass and wool. Tnr sociable weavers will unite together in building a thatel?l roof prior to neest-build ing, the structure sometimes being twelve feet Equare. Under this a dozen or more nests will be built, each pair of birds build ing iti own, and each nest being shut out from every other. Accunsmsa to naturalists a scorpion will produce 63 young, a common fly w...
CUP DAY. A PICNIC BENIGHTED. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
"M ' CUPf DAY h W 'i ' . PtICrp.ONIC BENIGHTED;::-/. b, :iTheo;long-looked : for 0,,Cup -Day ;-of h 1890 jhas ii'noeii and passed away, awll' onice miore business has - been seriously' 'entered ifitoandd the winnings and los ings of the day alnost lost again in ob livioi. A? ?usIal the Fleifiigiton race b course wasonce more vi.ited by countless c l throngsh: t but 'netertlieless'. tliere: werei, still thousands who soughit'some: pas- time'. niorei coniigenial, toheir, taste s. Trips to- the seaside, 'the country, and eccursions.dtowti the bhay' were .nuiierousdii and i-wll attended,;the dhy being ob served as a general holiday, and the weather beiing gloriots, pliasureoseekers'" .retined. hme fter ispendin aii v er: liappy:t;ime.i Amongst other deominia-' tions the Salvation Army.held a special review at: the Friendly S6cieties" Gar-. dens, where it is estimated by thc.Army officials, there was an attendanice of' 7000, and needless to saythe~;[ tinioni , : rescue, officers' and oth...
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." NOVEMBER 12TH, 1890. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
"1 am in the llaee where I ant demandedl of conscience to speak the trath, and there- L fore the truth 1 speak, impugn it whoso list." NOVEMlBER- 'iri; 189. 0. THn cable has recently told us. of dis coveries of a scisntific snature nmade by I an eminent Berlin professor. Dr. Koch, whch are likely .;to revolutionise the world of scidnce;'and to sa?ve or prolong the livres of .countlessa thousands ;,of. sufferTig humanity provided his sur mises only prove correct.. :Possessed of infinite knoswledge of matters oi medical science, and ;convinced that lthere are still maniy things to le arn' ia connectidon with the` study of nsuterira medica :he appears to: have,. devoted hiiiself asst duousll tot thetask of discovering the true sourcn'ii origin of tti at most dreadI of all diseases, consumption, and the: cause once foind, hs sought to apply .thex remedy. After .months .of resear, aind days.: and days of weary stody t, li as at .last arrived almost at the acme of success; and promises so...
THE TRAGEDY OF MRS. NESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
THE::I TRAGEDY OF MRS. NESS':.. -By :. U. Chester. I was visiting a friend of mine wfio-told me of an incident which she considered to have been" the most thrilling experience of her life. Having seldom spoken of ilto' any one, she kindly told it to me, provided,'if re peatcd, wo uld.invent names.to suit.he oc casion. ?'":" ? ? =? '"'" ? 1 give it in i?y"`o?hroa'rdea:neatiy as possible: You have never een our country house? No'? . Well,it'is n:iuated just at the edge of the town. Built in the centre of a beautiful yard; it 'was the highest; though not the largest house in Denton. We always lived in p1enton in summer, and went to the city to speid the winter.' But that year, owing to mother's health, we agreed to remain in that drill old town until December. 'It was the first day of October when I ven tured to ask mamma's permission to give the twins a birthday party. At first she refused, saying 'twas too much trouble. Well, I over-ruled all her objections, sent her up in the third ...
Biting the Glove. In Olden Times the Action Was a Threat of Mortal Revenge. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
Biting the Glove, In Olden Times the Action Was a Threat of Mortal litvenge. The biting of the glove or of the thumb was, among the Nortbern Borderers, a threat of mortal revenge. In the "Lay of the Last Minstrel," Scott tells of the insult offered to Rutherfoid, one of the guests at the marriage feast of Margaret of Dranksome : " Stout Rutherford right little said, But bit his glove and shocked his head." A story is told of a young Scottish gentle man who noticed ore morning that his glove was bitten. He had been in company the night before, and according to the fashion of the time (rather more than a century ago), had drunk too freely to remember the par ticulars of the conversation; bet he insisted on his friends of bettermemory telling him what had taken place, for, he asserted, had he not received some unpardonable affront, he would never have bitten his glove. iHe fell in the duel which followed. Gloves were worn in the asp as a mark of defiance, as in IHenry IV.; the King, ta...
A MISSIONARY'S LIFE IN THE WILD NORTH LAND. SOME OF THE ADVENTURES AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCES OF DR. YOUNG AND HIS WIFE IN THE POLAR COUNTRY TWELVE HUNDRED MILES NORTH OF ST. PAUL. INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL AND THE INDIAN PLUM PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
A MISSIONARY'S LIFE IN Ti.. WILD NORTH LAND.rij .Soh m Or rre Aj Eft ILOtTIE O'AND JJ'erQIJ:u t WtelE Is Tere¶B9I sstl00 ouvrcr To ELVMI tfiUiND IID lLBNOttT1 OF' SThP uLIU INCIDENTS OC TIRAVEL AND TTIIE INDI.LN 05 ,, LU PUDD1S .?-I... One winter; hen°goisgsouth to visit the Indians t St dy Bar, on the western side of Lake Viinipiecg,I carried a latre supply of food. ,I expected tolremaiti there forsoyerall weeks, feaching the children, as well "s: At tending to my other missionary" dtiea. They were very poor, and as we were' fairly well off that winter at the riission, I did not wish to he g burden on those among whom I was going to work. So :I' had had cooked up for ine a 'lairge flour bag full ft meal, antl another egqallyl large one was well filled with buns, ccoked with all the fat in them they could ,aborb. The cohl was so intense that, of course,' everything was,soon frozen, solid, anid so would keep good f?ri months. 'We progressed :inely on our'trip tntli thel lrst day but ...
THE NEW MINISTRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
THE "NEW 'MINISTRY. i .. [From toe MEDIiuM. l', ... l JuntIvsNG by the wail of lnmeintatiti that went tipin tile House on Wednes- t day evening, after the personnel of tie, new Cabinet had been announcedJ the assumption may be safely predicted that tl the Mun.ro Minitiry liast otlbng to live, a or at all events, will never be so long in t offie as the G:overnmentr which has just C bheln onuted. 'Indeed, the speeches of mimtner; evien from the Ministerial side iof ?,i .i-t hebly, hinted vaguely, that a::i an,.- the opliuion of more than one whl h,.,td crossed the floor, and their reason for deserting the Coalition party t was made 'manifest to all. It ,was a, nntter oif Irystery and:econjecture., to t many that sev-eral one-t mue staunch I sin. 1ri 'rs of the Gillies-cum-Deakin atn nini-tratin had madwe such a: decided chi,,g. ti trout, aildt c stittits of itiore ti,:.a, electorate were sltu in arriving S,.elnion as to the motives which i th,.. : "teir representatives who wero ., to ...
NEWS AND NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 12 November 1890
NEWS AND.: NOTES. w A man named Michael Maddigan had a narrow escape from violent death at Bruns- &nbsp; wick; on Saturday last. Shortly after eight &nbsp; o'clock, Maddigan, whilst under the influence of drink, was crossing the road in front of Couriour's hotel, when he was knocked down and run over by a horse and cart, the driver being unable to pull up in time. :The Man when picked up appeared to be seriously &nbsp; injured, and was at once removed to the &nbsp; surgery of Dr. Miller. On examination, how- ever, the doctor found that beyond a few bruises, he had sustained no harmful effects from his adventure, and Maddigan was then locked' up by Constable Seddon. He was brought before the court on Monday, on a: chargc of drunkenness, and fined 5s.with 10s. 6d costs. .lesstrs. \ since t and Voice were the onlyr w magistrite who put i an nappl??rinit at thhe Cobus court, on Tluesday, and were only detained for a few minutes, the lit beiign 0 very sral...
In Advance of the Czar. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 19 November 1890
Iin Advan:ce of the Czar. The workmen who go in advan?e cf the Czar, whitherecover he travelo, !orm a Fquad of ii mchrahnrle. Two are Ilonemithe, two carpcntors, and tormasonsl. All Are oar ir ed men, born in the Czar's ervsice. and :.bro lute!y devotrcdto thcir eorereign. Their bohiness is to examieo'the walle. flooring, chimoeys, locks, and lfrniture ef the epart mEuta which the Czar is is occupy. The chimneys, in particunlr; rngage their atten tion,; for every. flue leading to a:room in which the Czar is to tleep or eat has to be grated and barred at'bhe top and bottom.
Patenting [?] Hole. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 19 November 1890
°aetenting :_ _Hole. An old farmer one Sunday morning at. tempted to wind up his great tilver watch, ~rd fouand th? the It-y wse tilled with dirt. BIeing unable to dig thee latter out rith s?in the farmer drilled a hole in the key, and with r single breath blew all the dust out. Then he rat down to think, and witlin t month had patented that hole. To-day in I?beanon, N. II., there is a large faetory sun ning by electric power, 'herein are mand faetuted daily, thcu?reds and thousands of wa'ihlca'tkeys of every possible Eize. ebhape and deler. E3seh one of ttte kens _ontains the hole which has been patented by the farmer; The latter has already made a for tune.
To Identify a Diamond. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 19 November 1890
To Identify- ai Diamond. Prick a needle hole through a card, and look at it through the doubtful stone. If it is rpurious, tvo holes will be seen on the card; if it is a diamond only one hole will be viieble, for there ii no stone at all re Eembling the diamond but that gives a double reflee?ion. This propery i3 also made une of for determiuing an uncertain stone. If the finger is placed behind it, and looled at through the stone with a masgDfier, the grain of the Ekin will be plainly visible it the stone ie not a diamond, but cthb.rwies it will not hbe distinguihed a at all. A diamond in a slid setting may be diatinguishcd in the same way; it genuine, the eas ling at the back cannot be dietinguished, ibn fa fales etione,'either the foil or the set titig'a.y b,'plaid?: seen.