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An Eligible Applicant. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
All EIr1iitle .pp,!:tir !lt A big. burly.kroliner fellow, a pe:;frct pe. ture of heailth and trrer ;!t, waiktd into Ihe cflic of a rt i. ern :cCie? it lwosetnrtl company the uther day, atd a;plied for r. pol:ky. " Geririnly," aeid the recEcrrry. " pro you enuag~d an ny hazletrdoen bnr?? cert "Not in tiL leaoe,"retp!ird the e..licant. "Does sour bu?inee(a hn.ne it nrcessary nhe you to handle loaded lire arms or wcapont of any kind ?" "No, Sir." "Would your businei s ever req?ire you to be where there were e.citel cro?wda? o?r instance, at a riot or a fire?" "Very reldom." " Is your b-?ines sach sn to render foa liable to it.jury from strcct cars or runaway horsep l" " No, pir." ' D.:es yeur bueinrce throw you in con. tact with the criminal .lassenI" " Very rarely. indeed. Fir.' "I guess you are eligible. Wh?t is your besinrea ?" "I am a policeman."
How's Business? [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
1iIo s Iit!Od!Css? "Only farr." Fr.. the irrr:t::cntlkerp:r." Sq?ý ," : ; r.. t.: i 1. f.t:r, un.aid, ":uFpz5," rpott 1tl.ey1 Ii:. CcticEn Into i.' 'ta Ii tcailr. " Enough to gle r. 'lt ?" Itr. Ti ide i tol cut up. Ton mtar .i Ii otl o f t:t-1." "Loc.kirg up," r. ilia the artirrr(nra. "Fi~ l" c(jcuic'.no tu 'uhlce Co.ltt Judge. ' Wa.;kin? pr,"rzor: u~ te oldi ptrler. " Mighty bat',"' ,:, ir L- the li, hacogre.h "trdh?t," 'a: thei fi? atr. " Good dsal of ti.'," tis 1 o ie witch. mtkcr. "D.:a't orTik, :me Ilarrr:.lhr . I'd spring a cldnce to pit nin:o r ctclc::Ig olie wind this ?. ? n:i t: r ,:c ." *" led. I'd rt.i ot sli ," ,'warily rjo iqrs the conieya: ctr. " Lra-e mu?d Eou?te mendc't." " uiussea I Don't t :k about buSineual' hclhell the cdulor ef t:ie iu.,y Fapel.. - That's nhcar no;;cndae I Ifate that in c?nr hat."
Lake Superior's Water. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
Laket Superior's Wititer. One evening when we were steaming across the lake I asked the mate what was done when a man fell overboard. lU coolly re plied: " Nothing." "Why?" I asked, astonished at his heart. lessnese. "The water of Luke Superior is so cold that a man cannot live in it during the tines it takes to stop a rapidly movin3 veesel and lower a boat," he replied. Then he added: "I have sailed on this lake for twenty years. poring that time I have known many men to fall off vessels. I knew of one manonly who escaped death. lHe was saved by a scratch. The others were apparently killed by the sho3k produced by falling into such cold water." lie picked up an empty esn to which a long string was attached and east it ovcrboard. The can skipped from the crest of one wave to that of another for an in stant, and then dipped and filled. The hoary-headed mate drew the full can up and handed it to me, saying: "Take a drink of that and then say ;what you think of your chances of swimming...
The Hindoo Magician. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
The IIiundoo BMag.ician. Keller, the prestidigitator, speaking of the famous Hindoo magicians to a reporter, laid, *"A trick which puzzled me for a long time was making a pineapple grow under a handkerchief. The juggler lays a handher. chief fat on the grcound, and then begins to sang and besat on the tom-tom, when in the centre of the handkerchief something begins to stir and rise in pyramidal form, dilaoieg until just about the size of a pineapple, whon the conjuror inserts his hand under the handkerchief and pulls out a rips pine apple. " I watched his trick several times before I could get a clue to it. The motion of life puzzled me. But one day I took a position on the side-the conjurors eit on one side of a circle, making the spectators form the rest of the circomference-where I could see the juggler's motion n.ore clearly, and I noticed that one of the confederates put a bag, like a sailor's bag, near the conjurer's tands. He eat there tailor fashion. and as he spread out his...
Humourous. A Prospective Harvest. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
Iliimottroer. ----1"*t-+ A Prro;:, c:Ioe i:or::cst. rho doctor's eye in Lri 11CO ronw, And ewopt and gOLIcinuO is hei air, Ind on the uudicLIIcI,' Lircw No iCegcr dwels Ltie ecinr:o of carn. Tha neiniowo in, the c."ii oi rcI p Are pliihid. d, t.d iei honey 'hini's the iilca and handu, e-n £.irrorioLo About a grrand zelielizn cLing lid orhon lic uniortt kir n:re:o The doctor in a ircial i-ijp, "'Tin crer,wny hinci Ii Evii pp, io £ii're'
A Delicious Java Fruit. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
A Delicious Java Fruit. Travellers in Java have filled pages and columns with rhapsodies over the mangoeteen and all unite in extolling it as the supreme delight of the tropics. The mangoeteen ap. pears to one as a hard, round fruit the size of a peach. Its hard outer shell or rind is of the same color and thickness as a green walnut, but in this brown husk lie six or eight segments of creamy white pulp. The little segments are easily separated, and transferred to the mouth melt away, the pulp being as soft and fine and a custard. Th rangosteen's delicate pulp tastes, as all its eulogists say, like etrawberries, peaches, bananas and oranges all at once; a slight tartness is veiled in these delicious flavors, and it is never cloyingly sweet. Taken just as it comes from the ice box the mangoEteeg is an epicure's dream realised, and the more's the pity that it only grows in far away places and deadly olimates, and does not bear transportation. To say that the Russians never temper just...
Shutting Her Up. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
Shutting Her gp. "And do you really love me, Ned, just as much now as when we were first married?" asked the fond wife of her busy husband, tenderly. putting her arms around his neck. " Yes, Mary, I do," was his soul.salisfying reply. "Now,hang you, keep still." Smithers will not allow his eldest daugnter, who has reached the matur, age of sixteen, to have a young man. Hie says that his wife can do all the billing and the baby all the cooing that the house oan stand at present. Tom (fondly): "In the spring the young man's fancy lightly turns-" Ethel: " Oh, Tom, if you will quote, do let I be something original." He: " Tell me, do you prefer men of great reputation, or do you rather like the com. monplace fellows ". She: "To speak frankly, I like the eom. monplaee men best, particularly at a party like this; but you must not think 1 said so just for the sake of saying something compli. mentary to you I" The "Maidene' Prayer" usuall- has something to do with a him; Is Eogland, in the ...
Keeping His Children Honest. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
Keeping His Children Hlontst. A seedy looking individual called at a house one day and thus addressed the mie tres : "Madam, I don't ask very much. I only ask a pittance. I am not hungry, and if you were to give me ena.plojmcno at your wood pile, it would only delay me tromt a scheme I have outlined wherebv I can make an honest living for myself and little ones. I simply et for five anillings to help clang my enterprise." ' And have you a family in destitute cir comatances " inquired the lady, with aym. pathy n her face. "I have," was the reply. "I have eight children, and I am trying to bring them up to load honest lives. I cannot bear to think that one of them should ever be driven to do I anything that was not honest." "Wall this help you?" asked the lady, with tears in her voice, at the same time handing him five ehillieng. "It will, indeed," was the reply. "It will help me to carry out my enterprise during these warm, autumn days." "And what is this enterprise of yours, my good...
Shocking Tragedy at Bendigo. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
Shoctking Tra'rcedy at Ben digo. A arnno?R of a most cold blooed nature was ecoatnitted at hIM'ae St., Bendi'o. on Tuesday morning, the viltim being a miner named Michael Gesn,. neril 51. It appears that Ge?ston, who is a marriel mno occupied a wonden buildirg in the stlret 1lentioned with his wifl, two sons and a datilhter. I to had been out of vork for somne time and had been drinking heavily of late. On the day in qlestion, the family left the house with the exception of Gealon, who was la:t seen at the doorway by his wife on her way out. On returning in the evenion the aimily state they thou?sit him absent till a sonovenlt up stairs, when on ernterin, his father's rom'.he observed Gearon lying on his Ihak n the be,l half-dressed and covered with blood. His hots were at the bottcm of the bed and beside him was a paper whiehi he had evi. dontly been reading. Ifiolustion wiaa ima Inediately given and several dJeteetiv-s were soon on the spot. On examination it was found that both j...
Traveller. Indian Ghost Charms. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
Traveller. Indian Ghost Charms. The dread of ghosts is common to all the aboriginal races of India, from whom it hbar been very generally adopted by their Aryan annquerors, and even by the lower elasses of Molhammedaus. All ghosts are believed to be misechievou*, and some of them bitterly malicious, and ath only way to oppose their rancor is to boilh shrines for them, end to make them cfIer ings of a fowl, a pig, or, on grand occasion, of a buffalo. Any severe illness, and mor ePoccially any epidemic disease, eouh a small-pox or cholera, is attributed to thb malignancy of these spirits, who must bt propitisted accerdingly. The man-tiger is, parhape, the most dreaded of all these demon ghosts; for wicn a tiger has Lilled a man, the tiger is etso?oed to lb tale from harm, as the spirit of the man rides upon his head, and keeps him cleor cf danger. Accordingly, it is believed that the only sure mode of destroying a tiger who has killed many people it to begin by making offerings to the...
Strath Creek. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
Strath Creek. [FROM OUR OWN CORRES uODENT.] Ir is with deep feelings of regret I report the death of a well-known and much re spected resident of IKerrisdale. Mr. James Ahera ijn., who died on the 13bt after a very short illness fromn inslammatio, of the lange. The funera! took place at Vca on Wednea day week. This is a partitOlatlv sad event as dec?w?ed had only been married aboutj 18 months, and leaves a young wife and a chill, Wi'ith eomtendable energy the milk sup pliers at our creamery clublbed together on Monday anld on Tuesdnlyr, and grovelled the road snrronnding tle Obuilding. They de serve the thulnks of the company for this vollntary labor soeing it has saved the ex. oense of hlirinlg a horse and .man for tinee or four days.
Kilmore County Court. (TUESDAY, APRIL 12TH.) (Before Judge Worthington and a Special Jury.) MARIA BERG V. THOMAS McNAMARA. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
Killnore County Court. (TUESDAY, APRIL 12TII.) (Before Judge Worthington and a Special Jury.) MARIA BERG V. THOMAS McNAMARA. Tuts was an action entered by Plaintiff, the owner of the Commercial Hotel, Broadford, against Thos. McNamara, for the recovery of monies amounting to 1.41_5 1s 4d. alleged to be due for the non-payment by Defendant of rent, li cense money, interest, etc., according to an agreement made by him. There was a counter-claimn put in by Defendant for L5oo. the alleged damages incurred by him from an illegal distress warrant for breach of contract issued against him by Plantiff. Mr. Frank Duffy, instructed by Mr. King, acted as Council for plaintiff; Mfr. Godfrey instructed by Defendants soli citors, for .Mr. McNamara. In opening the case for his client Coun cil said the Plaintiff was the proprietro?s and licensee of the hotel in question, which she had desired to lease. This had brought her in connection with a Mr. Le Fevre, described as a gentleman, who offered to ...
The Easter Holidays. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
The Easter Holidays. As a holiday Easter was almost spoiled through the drenching rains which pre- vailed throughout the Colony on Monday. But not withstanding this serious drawback the programme of sport, with the exception notably of the Williamstown races and the sports meeting of the Druids gala. which generally constitute an immense attraction to Metropolitan pleasure seekers, came off. The Easter manoeuvres at the naval squad- ron were, carried out to a sucess- full image, and extensive military evolutions performed at the more important camping grounds and fortifications. Great prepara- tions were made for the Bedigo Easter Fair and an extraordinary exhibition of Chinese mangnificence was projected. Crowds of visitors came in by the early Monday morn- ing trains; but the torrents of rain stopped the gigantic procession, and somewhat damped the ardor of the welcome recorded his Exceliency, the Governor, by whom the fair was opened. Annual sports were con- ducted at Bright. Cas...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
F Business Notices. C r L'READh, ClEAP BREAD! NIW1W BAKERYI NEW BAKERY! X z. J' F. sassett )ES)lIRES to notify that he is about to commence a B; 'i ERY BUSINESS I: .1:i. O'CONNOR'S PKa.nISES, lHIGI.ST.. I:rnadford, and will deliver bread At' siX-PENCE THE 4 LD. LOAF. eBy ing nothing but a first-class artic'e, a?di hrt strict civility and attention, J. F. 1B. s,' -i,. a share of the public patronage. TO ADVERTISERS,I2_CORRESPON DENTS .snou OTIIERS. tA D 'ViRTISEMENTS for the BRo.\n FORDo COURIER are requested to be sent it: not later than tt o'clock on Thurs day morning in each week. 'll re':, es in connection with the COURIER, and a ders to discontinue advertisements. shl:uild be addressed to E. H. Dobson, h?o;sla er Courier Olfce, Broadford. Per sons wishing to become subscribers, or to insert advertisements, will please address as above. Relected letters cannot be'returned /under' a3ny circumstances whatever. Correspon dents ole advised to keep copies of their letter', as this rul...
CHAPTER XVII. BEHOLD THE MAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
CIIAPTEIR XVIr. IEnOtit. THE 3SAN.. Night over ill things. Sweet, mystic night. Around the htarrier R-ck, :he wave leaving its ruzged sides jewelled with the mirror'd stars. What a soothing lullaby sings the sea in its night vigil ! In the terraced chamber overlooking the ex panse of ocean sits thie master of this lonely domain. lIe hears not the sea's song, though the doors are wide open to admit the fragrant Ineez:e, and the soft music of the waves. T're man is nqtite I alone in the place, save for the Maori I nurse, old Rita. This womnan has dogged his steps ialmost .ight and day for onthlll s, showing a front neither mentacing nor friendly towards him, but ever on the watch, like a sleek tiger-cat waiting for a spring. A huge volume is open before himt on the table, the contents of which comptletely absorb his attention. The book happens to be an exhaustive work on the various forms of madness, hy an eminent Spaniard-a subtle, terrible blok to peruse, inasmuch as its pages brist...
Facing a Giant. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
Faecissg a Giailnt. " 'rau Schmidt, will you be so kind as to 'atoh mother for a mnuotel I'm going to iry if I can find father." Ohristian Klein's mother was very ill of a complairt called hunger, of which many people died in those cruel old times, nearly our hundred years ago. His father had been away sinco daybreae, in the hope of getting food for her; and now it was evening, and he had not returned. So when Frau Schmidt . me in Christian Klein went out. Very picturesque tloked the old town of ,tesenoburg (Giant's Tower) in the redlight o uneet. Ito gray old church towers, steep, nar ".w streets, queer little loophole-shaped win -,we, and tall wooden house fronts, striped ith white and black-alllooked fairy-like in o crimson glow. High ovrr all rose the adowy pines that covered the rocky hill, on a brow of which stood out dark and stern ,ii battlements of the Grand Duke Ludwig's tise. The town people were in no mood to enjoy he view, spluuntd though it wo~s. To them tInt grand old...
The Anglesey Election. Mr. M. K. McKenzie Returned [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
The Anglesey Election. Dir. M. K. McKenzie Returned BY A MAJORITY OF SEVEN. Nor's the day end now's the hour, See the flag o' hattle lour. BCFORE this issue of the CooRurr sees the light the great triennial Parliamen tary election for 1892, will be a matter of history, and the strife of opinion and feeling, let us hope, rapidly subsiding. In several respects the election, which I is now proceeding, must be re garded. as far and away more vitally important than Daltibt have vrsviously taken 'place in the coTony since the the establishment of its constitution, now well-nigh fifty years ago. Never has excitement been so inteane, or or agitation so strenuous, and tomorrow morning the merchants and business men of London will be reading with long-anticipated interest the Victorian fnancial on look in t he cablel results. As at every other local centre, the event has created the deepest interest at Broadford, where the prevailing be lief that the parties are nearly balanced together with ...
Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
Local: and G ienral News. LAXo L:.tss APProVEo-Robert It.n 295a, Clonbinane; T. J. Geroughty, 59a G!enaroua. Itrousnlscs-At Seymour: 2 red and white bullocks, branded D r lightstrawe. berry, t strawberry, off horn broken. To be sold on 9th May. Ssow-During last week snow is reported te have fallen on the heights of Mount Macedon. Rarely, if ever, has snow been seen so early ir: the season. STOCK SAT. -Messrs. Abbott and Wilsonr intimate that they bold their ncet periodic sale at Bidstrup's Sale Yards Broadford orn Tuesday 26th inst. FOOTtn.LL-A football match is announced to take plas e on the local ground on Satur day between the Brosadord and theSund.y Creel: teams. The local men will be selec ted on the ground at .30o o'cloct, the time fred for commencing play. Ettcar Hou'RS' DA'--The Eight Hours' Anniveesary took place yesterday in bean. tiful weather. The celebration took the usual form of a carnival, in which a monster pracrsion of all the various trades was a conspicuous feat...
Broadford Butter Factory. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
Broaldlbrt Bullter Factory. -'5-::--- Tuc NewV F.croaI -1'e note with satis faction the commencement and progress of our local Butter Factory building, and we congratulate the ,rom.oters on the practical shape their enterprise is at length taking. The site is a very suitable one, having a frontage to the Illgh Street, facing the Me chanics' Hall. The building is chiefly con structed of bricks manufactured in the dis. trict, with heavy foundations of concrete. The main walls are erected in a very un usual way; there bring a 41 inch brick outer wall, then a 41 inch open space, wiih a 9 inch wall inside, bonded 'ogether with iron ties. The space referred to is very ad vantageous as it conduces to coolness in the summer, and tojryness in the wanter. The total area is 40 ft. by 30 ft., which is divided into four compartments, viz : butter and separating rooms ; the boiler and the offi.e rooms. The butter room is 25 feet square. divided from the operating room by a suh. stantial wood par'...
A Brother's Keeper. As the Village Doctor Tells the Story. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 22 April 1892
A Brother's Keeper. , As the Village Doctor Tells the Story. d - -*+- - I Yes, you are right. There is a certain t relatronehip, and for that reason I have put .hem togetuer-the skull on the shelf and v nae cane against the wall above. The skull f Sonce fcrmad part of a norttleca vugabona r Snamed Tcm Luyster, o . was genelally known heetaoouta tilfeen yeaas abu by the r ;tIle of " S?ug." 1 alwta n?lc an lava tat t 1t it was the short for sluggarod-but I really I u0 not know. 'rTue can was owned and used by a very ditlerent eor, of a maon. Inoeed, I auometime people who knew them both have t cried shame upon mae for putting toe relice t together. ie it was who founera the or phan asylum, and endowed the library and the act school. The areamg fountains bear his name a (contrary to reas earctCesd wish, by the way), i and the Doulevata faum here tohe ocean I was built, eor the most part, with hie money. I But, as toe reverend oector observed in tr e r tuneral sermon, not all his tinal ...