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Correspondence. TO BUSINESS MEN. The Editor of the Broadford Courier. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
Corresponide nce. TO BUSINESS ME:'. The Editor of the Bona/L~rd iauicer. SeR,-A working man named Jnb,; Patterson, who has been lately emplo, .1 by us, has circulated a rum.r either Ic sonally, or by his paramour, to the et'ci: that t~carle Bros. have not p:tH him I i; wages. We wish the bý::;css peol,; e.4 this district to gistinct!y understanl hat we have paid the n:in rtgularl, whatever has been owing hi!r, at the ime such monies were due, and that v.t old receipts from him for the sarpe Consequently, if -ersons are unrbi,: enough to give him credit ti on It, understanding that he has a large chequ : o draw Irpm us with which to meet it, hey ill " sold." Yours e?c Reedy Oreek.
The Broadford Courier, AND REEDY CREEK TIMES. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1892. The Philosophy of Sport, [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
AND REEDY CREEK TINES. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. FRIDAY, APRIL. 8, 1892. 'ihe Philosophy of Sport, THe great revival of athleticism among the British during the present century is not so much a revolt against Puri tanismn as a splendid testimony to the triumph of common-sense. It is a practical recognitten of the patent fact that man has a many-sided nature, given him by a wise Creator, not to be murderously crucified and suppressed by a false asceticism, but to be judi ciously developed into the due propor tions ofa well-balanced and perfectbeing Men are coming to see that, rightly viewed, the recreation ground is as sacred and as important in its uses and its objects as the church; and it may be questioned whether,takenin its broadest sense, any actual heaven is attainable withoqt the one or the other. And thus a higher or, at any rate, a more intelligent culture accepts as an ethical axiom of the highest importance the dictum of HERBERT SPEsoEn,that "The first duty of a man is to b...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
Sports. Broadford ,Atletic Club' WYill hold their ANNUAL SPORTS. SATURDAY, APRIL 9ph, '92. rF R G R A hM E MAIDEN PLATE, zoo yards-First, £~. Entrance, is 6d. SIIIRE HANDICAP, 44o yards-For re sidents within the shire at least three months prior to day of race, First, L3 ; second, Li third. tos. Nomina tion, "s. SHEFFIELD HANDICAP, 130o yards First, Lý; second, £ ; third, Lr. Nominatiqg, 4s; acceptance, 3s; HURDLE RACE, 22o yards-First, L3; second, Ct ;"third, los. Nomination, as6d; acceptance, is 6d. - IIALF MILE-first, S3; second, L ; third, los. Nomination, s 6d ; accep tance, is 6d. BOYS RACE, under t6-Frst, is ; second, Ss. Entia.ce, is. LADIES' BRACELET HANDICAP, 1q; yards-Prize, Ladies Bracelet. For re sidents of the Shire of 3 months stand ing. Competitors to be nominated by a lady. Entrance Ss. f.OYS RACE, under 1I---First, nos second, Ss." Entrance, 6d. HIGH JUMP-First, Li ; second, los. En. trance, 2sfd. HIGH JUMP, HORSES-First, £2 ; se cond, ios Entrance, 3s. TUG0OF.WAR,...
Spring Valley. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
Spring Valley. 0FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] A MEETING of the committee of St. John's Church was held at the local State school on Saturday last, when it was resolved to erect a suitable fence around the edifice. An object of much interest to the local agricultural community is an unusually fine field oi sugar cane, which has developed from the plantiug and superintending care of Mr. John Doherty, of Spring Valley. The product has attained the extraordinary height of from II to 13 feet. The cane has not been irrigated, and though growing on the banks of the King Parrot Creek this circumstance speaks highly for the capacity of our local soil,
Earthquake at Reedy Creek, Seymour and Yea. RUM[?]LED LIKE A PASSING TRAIN. HOUSES SHAKEN. HORSES MADLY BOLT. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
I iliar k Lt leedy orgieK5 Steyatnsur antd Yea. B LfA-ID LIKE A PtSSING TRAIN. ' ý: HOUSES SH KEN. I ORSES MADLY BOLT. Wlei'ves may ie the truth of the pllilophic speculations regarding the contmpsition of the earth, whether or not, tis Laplace atlirmed it is a huge populr nmass of moulete he4t, gradually cons idating on the surface as it slowly cools the awful phenonema we know undei the name of earthquake, can only bes intelligently explained upon that fh:eory. There is something so tremsldous ab.ut these convulsions and heir eflects are frequently so diaas ous that one can easily under stand the fearful significance attached to tli:m in the ancient mind, which, unacqgininted with the scientific data of at modern age, and its deductive reasoning, naturally attributed these occurrfnces to the special interposition of a furious duty who was movipg is wrath and vengeance. If anything were needed to give thin reflection peints it would be found in the startling intelligence which has ...
Scenes in Daily Life. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
Scenes in £.aiiy Life. It is wonderful how many different stories will get afloat ir:idve of a I a moments,when seombody has met with an accident on the street. One morning the writer chanced to be walking down the Etreet, when he saw a large crowd collecting. Quickening his pace, he was soon mixed op in the eurging main of humanity, and soon found himself by the prostrate form of a man. " What is the matter ?" inquired one man ci anorbrr. "StabbEd." " How did it happen?" SOh I he hod a brap ith another fellow, and trot knifed in the back." " Where in the other fellow T' "Ie jomped into the river and was drowned. The police are going to drag for the body as noon as the patrol waggon comes and takes this one to the hospital. This was interesting, and the writer moved through the crowd where he could get a better tiew of the unfortunate, who lay on his back, groaning painfully. Ii " Oi sawn the whole thing," said an Irish man who stood near by, "an' Oi rink it's a I durty shanme." I "...
Strath Creek. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
Stratl Creek. [FRciM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) OUR farmers have Leen successfll in getting the price for milk supplied to the local creamery raise-d to' id per gallon and there is n colnrlendable deerminastion on their part to keep up tihe amount of supply. Some people are remarkably fortunate. We hIvo a young fellow here whois beenl?.c ing etuite notorious in this respect. Quite recently he found a gun and desires me to make it known that the owner can have the same by leaving a description of it with the Editor of this paper. I should like to announce that a ball is to be held in the local hall on Wednesday 20th April in aid of the Kilmore IIospital funds. An influential committee has been formed, who intend to provide a first class prograumme of musie aln some excellents provisions of a more material sort. There are to be many visitors here from town for the Easter Holi. days and we are hoping to have thy, pleasure of entertao?ing some Blroadford viii. tors also on that aceusin. Th...
The Windsor Tragedy. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
The Windsor Tragedy. :o THE Windsor Murderer and his awful crimes continue the sul!ject of the hour; and every incidlat anl additional piece of information which comes to hand is readily devoured by the newspaper-reaoling world. Indeed, keenwitted speculators see in these o bjects of excitement a near road to fortune and Dinham Villa, at Iainhill, the scene of the Deeming tragedy, has been soll to ,wllndme Tuesand and Co, who intend remroving it to London for exhibition purip(.so. The London Police have obtaine:l infOmatiou h? which they are led to the Ielief that it is more tar, probable ]erming is the mys terious demon • Jock the RIipl.cr' and they are prosecuting the moot systematic inquiries with a tiew to obtaining fuller evidenee. The South African police covtmuni,"ated with the Scotland Yard authorities a statement to the effect that the crimes attributed to Dee. ruing as havirg been committed by him in that country are unsupported by evidence or even probability. Meanwhile i...
A Railroad Accident. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
A Railroanl Accident. He had come in that morning from Bendigo and was taking an alter breakfast smoke at the Cadillac with a Fitzroy friend. "By George," remarked the friend, glans. ing over the morning paper, "another rail-. road wreck. Did you ever see anything like it?" "No," was the reply, "because there was never anything like it to see." " D)i any accident happen to you on your way here ?" " Yes." "You don't say ?" "Yep. I do." "Did you get hurt I" "No, thank Heaven, we came through eafely." ''" What was the nature of the accident ?" " Coming through safely." " How I don't understand," and the friend rubbed his head for thought. " Why, under the eircumstancee, it was an areident that we came through without any. See l" Then the other man kicked himself in the calves of the legs for revenge and went out to gag some other fellow. Hungry Iligoings: "If you kin do a little towards helpin' a poor man lookin' for work- -* Citizen : " Here's a dime for you, Lot I don't believe you w...
A Good Cook Wasted. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
A Good Cook Wasted. --+5+ She had studied not philosophy. nor had I dallied with theosophy, Which often tries to lift the veil for just a little look ; She avoided the piano, did 1Miss Ann Eliza lHannah, And devoted all her intellect to learning how I to cock. Wilh an earnest air and serious she studied ErtOW nlys:erious, And ms:tere.i all the processes of making I wholesome bread; Her pies were each a poem, and she would proudly show 'em, "Os, how lucky will her husband be!" her friends and neighbors said. But alas! for all endeavor, that forever and forever Showeth faith to be a carping fiend, of dis position cruel; For the fellow that she married by dyspeptia was so harried C That he wouldn't tleher cook a thing but toast and tea and gruel.
Uses For Old Shoes. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
aces ['or Old Silucta.'S. It may be a rFrpri e to some people to I learn that the old lhore cast into tic rash barrel are liahle to reappo ar in the boudoir and parlor. An inqgieitive reporter who saw a couple of regpicie.rs qunrreliing over a lot of worn out and reemin::ly worthless foot gear interviewed one of the ch:flonniers and o found that they sold them to the manufce. I turers of well paper. lHe followed up the I clue, and upon questioning the foreman of one of these estrbli.hments, elicited the I following information: " We buy all the boots and shoes that the scavengers can bring us. We pay different prices for the different qualities of leather. A pair of fine calflkin boots will bring as I hich as 7d. We don't buy cowhide boots. The boots and shoes are first soaked in several waters to get the dirt off them. Then the nails and threads are removEd, the leather is ground up into a fine pulp and is ready for use. "The emboseed leather paperings which have come into fashion ...
A Vessel Heaving To. A Nautical Operation Fraught With Great Danger. The P[?] of a Storm on two Ocean—Laying Aloft in a Howling Breeze—How a Ship Weathers a Gale—Cutting Away the Masts. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
A Vessel Heaving To. a NTaut ca! Operation Frau? With Grcat Danger. -----+ - fi:c Perlon of a Storm on tno O eeeem- Lay ing Aloba n no HcwIln'i frc'zo--Iflow a Ship Wo1:ohern a G??4 -Cut the; Anwy the AL-iL 1. The operations o! "heavinc o," performed by nearly every eailing vyesel!rcaght 5n toe coast during a storm, is never resorted to by merchant vesoels until it becomes absolutely ncessary. The moment a vestel is" bova to," she becomes practically stationary, the object being :erety to kre her " head to the seas." Among the manyfnseeels caught out side during the race nt gn:o was every type ofi eraft known to "deep-wattr oyageos." There were East India clippers, W\'e hndia brigs, barques, barquentines and schooners, and p few steamers. Many of the n ist India packets had been out over one hundred and twenty days. For many days prior to the storm the sky had been overcast. Only cecasicne.lly would the ;on appear, and then for so chert a time as to render even a catch " sight" well...
Health-Officer's Report. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
THE following is the text of the Annual Report of the Health-Qffirer fr the Shire of Broadford, whial was sul mitted by Dr. Skinner to the laln meeting of the Shire Council . HEALTHI REPORT FROM ,ANUARY TO ocTot;tR, 8S91. To the Members of the Brcadford Shire Council. GgNT?erM?,--With reference to a request made by the Central Board of Health to the Iroadford Shire Council, for the Health-Ottlicr's report for the year ending December, 1991, I beg to submit } ou a repo.t embracing the period from January to October, 1891, as the appointment was vacant during the months of November and December. Returns showing number of deaths which occurred in tile Shire of Broad ford during the to miqntils ending Oc tober, 1891 :--ly accident or otherwise, over five years, 2 ; .rom other causes : under live years, 4 ; do. over five years. 9-makmg a total of 4 deaths under rive years, It over five years- total filteen. "'he shire has been comparatively free from contagious or caminunicable di seases...
Valedictory. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
Valedictory. Tue little local edifice devo>td to tlhe .ause of Primitive hMetho.nl',m wa. rowded to its utmost capaciti on Sun av morning when the Rev. . T. Nichul: ,onducted his tso last services priml to leaving the district for his nest sphere of labor near Melbourne. After the preliminary pgrtion of the servire, which was of a hearty character, the rev. gentleman delivered a tlwughtfu! discourse based on the 9th terse C. the Espistle to the Philipians, in which he dwelt on the law of spire l : per ception and the a prieoi bas:p of re ligious experience. The preacier was listened to with great attention through out. Long before the time t, r com mencing the evening me.:i g, the church was crowded, and a I.,rger con gregaticn was gathering outside. Under these cicumstances it was decided tc take the large Public Hall, to which the worshippers repaired. Nor wa.s this building any too large for the occasion for there were no fewer thacn 2)i persons present. The preacher based ,is...
Cavalry Riding Drill. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
£ar:airy !illiha: Drill. Th idrst riding lesIon cuselly takes place in the " riding school," vbere', as the door is c'vere' with "tan," the rcrciui who comes off will fall softly. The milieary c.authorities don't wan. their recruits lid up in hospital. The first lessoo consists of leding the horse around the riding echtool; co that the axiom of learning to creep before walking is slightly moedled here, for the recruit learns to walk his horse before riding him. When he has led his hcrse around for a while, the horse's head is brought in from the boards (i.e., the walls of the school), and the recruit is taught to "stand at case" and to step from side to side of his horse's fore feet in measured paces. Then comes the "1 mount;" and neusually the unfortunate recruit has no I sooner got up on one aide than he rolls over on the other, owing to the vagaries of his hoere, who knows that he has a recruit in hand and takes advantage of it. Presently the order is given to " march ;" and away...
Threads of Thought. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
Threads of Thounght. TnE wise prove, and the foolish confess, by their conduct, that a life of employment is the only life worth living. II.Lv the things that we groan over to night will right themselves to-morrow night if we let them alone. We rre do we lire for, it not to make life ]css dillicult for each other? Ti: left hand often rips what the right I hand sews. IF you will lift etc you must be on higher ground.
The Hotel Skiff. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
The Hotel likiff. A man with orange eyes thought he would take a girl, with whom he had been playing tennis, out for a row. So be engaged one of the public boats attachced to the hotel. lie had never used one of these boats before, and did not know that they wri:;h two hundred pounds apitce, wcthout including the twelve pounds of paint put on every season. He was also in bliecfal ignorance of the fact that the two orrs connected with the establishment came within five pounds of each other in weight, or that the average weight of each was eomething liue twenty pounds. iBut when he ;?ot nut a little way, and ooun' the booa; ~lieng about in a circle, he concluded that one oar wars ,.bout ceven pounds heavier than the ether, and it would be necessary to row much more gently on the heavy than on tht light one to attain anything like a esta;ght course. The boat, to be sure, was not equipped with a rudder, and the girl would lean over to allow her lily fingers to trail in the water, and th...
Number Twenty-Nine. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
Number Twenty-Nine' . -.-oc-- The vast mad colored building loolmed o n of the fog as the doctor's broougham drew up w under the portico. Against the cark lining of the carinage the set Lace oi a man iniide hi was visible Iby the light of a portable inmup. it was the face of one whose mind is not at at ease. There were irritable folds ct tlh corners of the mouth, a restleEs look il the to keen eyes, even as they truvelled over the I page he was reading. Sir Kenneth lrandon tn only shut his book as he stepped out andl entered the Whittechapel hospital. The doc. I, tor always read as he drove about London from one consultation to another. It was his habit to allow himself no leisure for idle w thought. Sir Kenneth Brandon was one o` the few tl L imdn doctors whose names are familiar ti abroad. 1le had made one big discovery, lie li hlad done a great deal of useful work, and at ifty he was already making quite a large income. His recent knighthoun made him et popular, not only among hi...
Directions For Making Paper Flowers. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 8 April 1892
Directions For Making Papcr Flowers. M.!aterials required: Tissue paper of various sbndes and fine wire for roses ; as many different shades of red and yellow as you wish. Cut three strips 15 inches long for each ros,. Naw suppose a line along your strips hall an inch from one side. MaIke straight cuts in the paper from the opposite side to this line f?rming squares of about one and a fourth inches. Turn down thle corners of each square. Fold the first equaro through the centre, and roll the strips around your forefinger, being careful to have the folds out. Slip iff, pierce through the centre with a large needle, run the wire for the stem through, turn back a little way and twist to fasten it. Wrap the stem, which may be four or five inches in length, with green paper. Fcr hydrancea cut circular pieces of pale pink ppes fvlee and a fourth inches in diameter. Fold across the centre and fold again, making a fan-shape. Now make straight cuts in each of the folds toward the centre, sto...