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Science. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 13 August 1890
Science. The recent death of Professor Fleeming Jenkin, of the University of Edinburgh, is a notable loss to the British Engineerings science. Professor Jenkin was born i 1 1833, " and obtained his education in Scotland, Ger many, Italy and France. His engineering b studies were begun at Marseilles, but his b academic degree of Master of Arts was re ceived from the University of Genoa. In d 1859 he had entire charge of testing the first Atlantic telegraph cable. In 1865 he becarr d a fellow of the Royal Society and ProfesstA I of Engineering at University College, Lon- I don, and three years later he was chosen to s Ithe like professorship at Edinburgh. He was deeply interested in sanitary science, and was also well informed as a naturalist. Evidence of this latter fact is to be found in the statement of the London Times that the late Mr. Darwin 'was led to modify some of his views in consequence of criticism of his I work on the origin of species, in one of the quarterly magineslu ...
Miscellaneous. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 13 August 1890
Tricks of Magicians.-Therc are a grcat many regular magicians travelling about, and while business is not what it used to be, many of them make a great deal of money. In an interview with one of the sleight-of hand professors recently, the vctern said : "The tricks shown now are mostly mechanlcal, as the finer sleight-of.hand tricks which demand the greatec skill are not showy Tihe prices of tricks are low in comparison with what they have been. The time lhas been when as much as five hundred dollars would be charged to teach a man the Indian box trick,,and now the price of it is only five dollars. Mechanical tricks are generally variations of a few pieces of mechanism." S-rThe professor showed a small wooden box. of a size convenient to hold in the hand. To hill appearances it was an ordinary box closing with aslock..,One way in which it is often used is for the magician to borrow a watch, hbae one peison put the watch in the box and lock it, taking the key. The magician hands it t...
No Mermaid There. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 13 August 1890
No McrmltaIid There. fin was leaning against the railing at the ferry dock looking decidedly out of sorts when along came an oily, amoothed-faced man, and said: " How are you off I" "What for?" "i Money.',, " Haven't got a red." " Say, can you tell a lie ?" "I can l" :" Then you are the man I want. Old Capt. S.mith, of Buffalo, is over in that saloon, and has got a crowd around him. He's a great liar,'but always sticks to one anecdote. It is about his vessel being wrecked, and of a mermaid taking him in her arm? and swimming ashore. Now, then, I want you to go over and sit down and hear the lie out, and when he is through just get up and claim that you are the identical mermaid who saved his uselese old life. I want to set him hack, and it will be fifty cents in your pocket." The matter was nranged, and the pair went over to the saloon. Capt. Smith was feeooling good, and in a little time he worked around to remark: " That wan a curious thing that happened to me in 1818. Did I ever ...
TABLEAU VI. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 13 August 1890
Thomas MIontreceor;' Dik df FitzThnmal sat alone iri one of: the orgeotsi npal'iments of his town residence. lie had acceptedithe extraordinary freak of Iorllne .which had chaneod him fromn a nmnounted "ptrol to a millionaire duke withlut a nllurmurn. Al first he had hesitated, and had been inclined to demand explanationsR; but when he re. viewsed the situotion, he felt that it would be foolish to quarrel with l onvid lnee. At last. when he found himself universally nci:pted. as Tom M,ntressor and a dnke--when he found the Lady (iiwendltlina looked upon him as her former lnver-when ho found hinmself rrceived in the lhonns of Lords, and allowed to take the oath of allegiance and to vote, he made up his mind that everybody must he ri:hlt. and that the rememhrance he had of once being a mounted natrol, and engaged to marry a girl named Polly, was due to the brain fever from which he oipened his eyes one morning, to find himself suffering in a lonely cottage on thie confines of Epping F...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 13 August 1890
Never,.enter n;sick room unless your contenicnai?; maiifr, and w?ids'are' sich 'as to cheer and comforf .t. platient.l 1However' slight hislast hpe 'maiy be, make use of that, little; ecourage aniiti stitiulate hini to exer cise that fortitude, `coupled with reasonable hope, whichi has tided and will tide many a. patient over shoals' where minedicine wiould shave been ittcrly, ineffective. - . ,; ,-We know that parties must ever.exist:in sfree country. We. know, too, that the in?ui.l tion "of Issieh phrties, their contraidictions,. their reciprocal neccessities, their: hopes tand fears, must send them all in their turns to 'hiin who liolds the banluce of the Stitte. The parties are, the ganmesters; but government keeps'the table, and is sure to be winner in 'theend. : The pedant is so obvious to ridicule that it would be to .be one.to offer to explain 'him. le is a gentlefiin's so ell knownthat there are nione but .those of": his': own, class who do not laugh at an'd avoid him "Peda...
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 whose list." AUGUST 13TH, 1890. NEWS AND NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 13 August 1890
THE COBURG LEADER. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; "I am in the place where I am demanded of &nbsp; conscience to speak the truth, and there- &nbsp; fore the truth I speak, impugn it whoso &nbsp; list." &nbsp; &nbsp; AUGUST 13TH, 189o. &nbsp; NEWS AND NOTES. &nbsp; Owing to an unavoidable accident just as we were going to press, resulting in consider- &nbsp; able damage to our illustrations, we are com- pelled to hold over our serial story, " The &nbsp; &nbsp; Mystery of an Inn," until next week. &nbsp; The Hon. C. H. James publishes his address &nbsp; to the electors of the Southern Province in &nbsp; another column. &nbsp; Eighty thousand passengers were carried &nbsp; on the horse trams during the half year end- &nbsp; &nbsp; ing 30th June, 1890. &nbsp; Mr. D. Rogan, formerly of the Commercial Hotel. Coburg, was robbed of jew...
THE TOWN HALL SITE. Extract of Encumbrance accompanying Letter of 15/1/90., from Crown Solicitor to Town Clerk, Brunswick. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 13 August 1890
THE TOWN HALL SITE. Extract of Encumbrance accompanying Letter of 15/1/90, from Crown Solicitor to Town Clerk, Brunswick. The land comprised in Certificate of Title, vol. 1107, fol. 221211. was transferred by Emma Dawson to the Mayor, &c., Borough of Brunswick, subject to and upon this express condition. That the said land shall, at all times here after, be maintained and used as a site for Municipal Chambers and Offices for the transaction of the business of the Mayor, &c., Brunswick, or other the Municipal Corpora- tion by whatever name it may be designated within which the said land shall for the time being be situate; provided always that if any time hereafter the said land shall cease to be so maintained and used for a period of twelve consecutive months, then and im- mediately upon the expiration of such period all the estate and interest of the said Mayor, &c., Brunswick, their assigns or transferrees in the said land shall absolutely cease and determi...
WITTICISMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 20 August 1890
WITTICISMS' p '4Ddiaii'Jwisry over the tieory of trans j;igi;sashlin '. ,V Whidu ,o uin tuirijed iinto an old hite hs an sottodwor riisid iii' bark in n tanery; itwill be timeto couiliaii bekaise you wesn't turned into a tunner instead 'Whlit is that big iron thin full bof ioles?' asked Laura'. Locomotive boi'er,' said Toi. Laura looiked thoughtful. After iI moument's silence she askel. 'Why do they boil locomotives?' Tom looked amazed; 'To make 'en tender,' lie said slowly. ' What is the llefct of the moon on the tide?' asked thie teacher. And the schoolboy answered thatit depended up on what wae tied. If it was a dog, it made him howl, Jones (a w althy prohibitionist, who is giving a dinner to Parcher oin strictly temperance principles)- John, it is very close in here. Can't you open sonce thing ?' Parcher (with eagerness) Yes ! that's a good idea ! Open a bottle.' IIe-'Iii what respect do billiards change my usual disposition ?' She (naively)-'Do they change your dis position?' o...
Lisbon Smokers. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 20 August 1890
Lisbon Smokrs. Nearly every man in the streets of Lisbon has a cigarette in his mouth. Two gentle men, strangers, each with a lady on his arm, will meet each other on the sidewalk. One has an unlighted ci arette. The former withdraws his arm from the lady's, removes hlis hot and hows to the gentleman with the unlighlted cigarette, takes tihe lighted cigar etto from between its owner's lips, lights his own, replaces the other, hows again, gives his companion his arm andl passes on without a word being spoken on either side. SWEET rr., (in a row boat): "What is this placed in the back of the boat for?" Nice Young Man: " That is to put an oar in when you want to scull the boat. . swing requires both oars-one on each side; but in eculling one Oar only is used. That is placed at the back and worked with one hand." (After meditation): "' I wish you would try soulling awhile."
SOUTH BRUNSWICK SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 20 August 1890
SOUTH BRUNSWICK SOCIAL. Thie snain hall of the Mechanics'- In stitute Ipresented quite a scene of fes tivity and animation on Friday everiing; 8th inst., when the annuial social and distribuition of trophies in connection with the South Brunswick Cricket Club took place. A very large number of ladies and gentlemen attcndrd, and the' line floor recently laid down by the Mcclhanics' committee was pronounced by all good judges present to be the best in the district for dancing: M'r J. Pobjoy, the worthy lion. sec.,'didl all in his power to ensure the success of the social, and it is indeed pleasing to re cord that his labors, and those of the conmmittee, were fully rewarded. Mr. J. Benson proved, as usuanl, a capable M.C., and although the miusic was dot at times all that could be desired, never theless a very happy evening was spent. Air. T. Passfield attended to the cater ing arrangements and gave every satis faction. During an interval the whole of the playing members of the team, t...
COUNCILLOR VOICE, THE RETIRING PRESIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 20 August 1890
COUNCILLOR VOICE, THE RETIRING PRESIDENT. 3. .That the plan and specification for channelling in Allan sire t, situate in section-, be and are hereby approved, and the owners of land abutting, front ing. and joining such street be required to drain same in accordance with such levels, plans and specifications within fourteen days from date of. service of order, and tlhat the proportion of ex penses to be paid by such owners, should the work be carried out by tiheCouncil, be as reconmuended by tihe Engineer. Adopted. I'UnLIC WORKS CoUiI3ITTEE. Cr. Jukes, (chairman), lpresented the report as followvs: 1.-That letter froiu Iroadmandows Conicil be codisidered liby the Conicil. 2.-Thlat Mr. Dare's offer rei asphalt ing in Moreland Grove be accepted, and that the work be at oncel proceeded with. 3.-lThiat Mr. Jukes' application Tor crossing be granted. 4-Th lat Mr. England be informed that Clarendoin-street beiig a Iprivate one the Council cannot coiiply with his re owner" in Walsl-street...
ELECTION OF PRESIDENT. AND OTHER MATTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 20 August 1890
ELECTION OF PRESIDENT. AND OlTHER MlATTERS. A special meeting of. the Coburg Shire Council was held on Monday morning, for the purpose of. electing, a President for the ensuing 2 months, and the appcintmcnt of committees. All the members were present, and the chair was occupied by Cr. Voice.; PKRRSID)ENTIAL ALLOWANCIE. Immediately on the business being. opened, Cr. Jukes moved that a Presi dential allowance of [so be granted. The duties of a President were yearly increasing, and hle had many calls upon him to aid in charitable causes. Cr. Vincent seconded the motion, concurring with the mover in regard to the many calls made upon the chief magistrate. Cr. iolland opposed the proposition considering that L z5 was quite suffi cient. HeI-Ic had always been opposed to these allowances The motion was, however, carried. PRESIDENT. Cr. Benson then moved that Cr. Kelly be elected President for the en suing I z months, speaking in high terms of the many good qualitics of that gentleman. Cr. ...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 20 August 1890
The gentle word, the helping haind, Are needed everywhere;- -: .y Godt's poor are always in the land, And small things done for them shall stand Large recompense to share. -H. E. Whitney. One by one thy griefs shall meet thee, Do not fear an armed band; One will fade as others greet thee, Shadows passing through the land. Do not look at life's long sorrow, See how small each moment's pain God will help thee for to-morrow, So each day beein agailn. - . Proctor.
A PETTY LARCENY. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 20 August 1890
A PETTY LARCENY. A man named William Scott came before the Brunswick court on Wednes day, charged with the larceny of asilver toast rack, the propcrty of Dr. Douglas Stewart. It app)eared from the evidence given that on the 1st inst. tihe accused was observed in Elizabethl-street by Detective Sergeant Grillin, who, on watching, saw him etrer a pawnslhop and offer tihe rack for sale. HIe at once followed tihe man, and identifying the article as stolen property by means of tihe stolen property' list, arrested him forthwith. Accused, who pleaded for leniency, and was a rather respectable looking fellow, was senrtenced to one montrh's imprisonment. An eninent special pleader was at the theatre seeing the play of 'Macbeth.' In the scene where Macheth, questioning tire witches in the cavern, says, 'What is't you do ?' they answer, 'A deed without a name.' This phrase strIuck the ears of the special pleader much
Golden Grains. [Newspaper Article] — The Coburg Leader — 20 August 1890
Golden Grains. Novmsno, aenys Thoreau, makes the world seem so epacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitude and longi tude. THE perfection of wisdom and the end of true philosophy is to prcportion our wantsr to our poseeeeions, and our ambitious to our capacities. aors F. D. Hontington: Conduct is the great profeosion; behavior is. perpetually revealing ns; what a man does tells what he Is, No good book or good thing of any sort, said Carlyle, shows its beet face at fiBrat. Tto ' Hermon on the Mount" is the Maoas Charts of the " Kingdom o: God."