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One of Herschel's Problems. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 6 May 1892
One of Herschel's Problems. In her "Reminiscences of the Ilersochels, in the Century Magazine, the late Professor Marta Mitchell rays: "One of Sir John Herechel's numerical problems was this: If, at the time of Cueops, or three thousand years ego, one pair of humsn beings had lived, and war, pestilence and famine had not existed, and only natural death came to men, and this pair had' doubled once in thirty years, and their children had doubled, and so on, how large would the population of the world be at this time-could they stand upon the earth as a plane' "We were sitting at the breakiaet table when he ahsed the question. We thought they could not. "' Bt if they stood closely and other. stood on their shoulders, man, woman and child, how many layers would there bel' "I said: 'Perhaps three.' . "How many feet of men?' he asked, "' Possibly thirty,' I said. "' Oh, morel' "'Well, well, say a hundred.' "' Oh, more i' '* Miss Herschel said: ' Enough to reach the moon.' "' To the sun.' ...
Storyettes. The Gripman's Error. A Tale of Newspaper Enterprise. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 6 May 1892
(dtoryettes. The G(ripaeat s Error. A Tale of Newpaper Enterprise. A 'atetn time millionaire eat in his office in a discontented mood. An enemy had bested him in a recent deal in pork, and the.. millionaire longed to get even. "Oh, for the good old days of bravos." sighed the rich man, " when money could purchase vengeance. Alas, all it is good for, now is to purchase wine, diamonds, ano sealskins, and make one's neighbors envious." At this moment a beautiful blonde girl tripped into the office. "LMuriel," said the millionaire, " what dof you want ?" "Paw,love, I've got to set up the lunches, to-day for the Jonea-Jenkins, and I'm; short," replied the lovely girl. "Dig up ae twenty." The millionaire dog, with a scrowl on hie brow, and produced the coin. "I'd give twenty thousand," he mattered, "if Snopson broke a leg." "Snopson of Battery-street I" said Muriel,I inquiringly. "Aye," replied her father, bitterly. "Couldr't you plant him with a banana peel from your banquet T" A bright ...
Science Clippings. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 6 May 1892
Science Clippings. A PEmnx NsT and durable joint can, it is said, be made between rough cast iron aur. faces by the use of mineral asbestos mixed with suflioient white lead to make a, Very stiff putty. - This will reeiet any amount of heat, and is unaffected by steam or water. ExrrozxueYTS recently made in France with a view to discovering the vitality of tri. chinaer show that even when exposed to a temperate of 20 to1.25 degrees below zero for about two hours the little animals become as lively as ever on a return to normal tempera. ture. AN American eloctie:ian who happened to visit the Paris patent office claims to have unearthed the fact from ebme old records that barbed wire is not an American inven tion. ' lie says the invention was first con. reived and patented by a Frencehman, Lois Franois Janin, about five yeara before the first patent was granted by the American overnminent. A si'BAuE case of recovery of eight was reported on the authority of the Rev. Father Gndlrey, of ...
Meyer Would Not Suppose. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 6 May 1892
Meyer Would Not Suppose. Teacher: "Meyer, eupposing I buy one I and eeven-eighths ells of cloth, costing one I and eleven-twelithe thalers, for a pair of I panto, can you tellme how much I shall have to give for the cloth ?' Meeyer (with a soul above fractions) : " Sir, one and seven.eighths ells of cloth are not sufficient to make you a pair of pants. You will want two ells. Then, take my advice and don't go and boy cloth at oneand eleven. twelfths thalere, bue something a little better 1 for two thalere. That will make it exactly four thalers.
No Money in Chickens. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 6 May 1892
No MIoney in Chiclkens. "Mr. Editor, I want to say to you that it's about time for me to quit. Once upon a time I used to think that your pnaper was gossip myself, hut I see it ain't to be relied upon. "What do you mean, air? Do you intimate that we do not tell the truth ?" "That's what I say, sir, an' I can prove it. It was in your own columns that I read these very words in big type-'?~oney in Chickens.' Well, soon as I see it, esays I, ' if the Bassoon aays there's money in chickens, that settles it;' so went out to the coop, yanked hold of my biggest Brahmy and turned him inside out and not a dern penny. Then I took another, and surgically inspected her giz zards-no coin that neither, end so I went thro' the hull brood, killin' 'em an' suepeots ing their interiors, buhot nary a half-penny even did I find. Somethin' wrong 'bout that 'nouncement, sir, Therehain't no money in my chickens."
The local Water Scheme. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 6 May 1892
'hThe local Water achenle. Great regret is felt by the promoters of the scheme for providing Blroadford with an easily-available water supply, at the apparent collapse of the protect. For that is the only construction which can be put upon the Cotncil' action in regard to it at their last meeting. According to MIr Fennelly'se:are. fill ca!culatijn the total cost will amount to .e2600-instead of £2000 as previous?y aol Ipoed, and a compatison of the revenue from a 2s rate on the £2000 valuation with expen diture shows a deficiency of £10i. Those are the facts, and feats are stubborn things. There seems no way to make revenue greater; butt it has not been quite satisfactorily shown,even now, that no way exists for reducing the ex .penditure?-,- ] o ns i mateprosldes the ps-tsiese of a complete set of plant and for its separate maintenance. Tio promo ters, however, went upon the mutual under standing that the Butter Factory Co. wnre wilting to undertake the pumping by con. contract in ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 6 May 1892
Mail .tis.ittis. --- o:-- BROADFORD Mails:Arrive at Broadford from (Daily.) A.. P.M51. Seymour ... ... 8 30 - b;elbourne ... 30 56 Reedy Creek ... 65 Tyaak 6 5 McKenzie's - 6 5 (Mond.ys, Wednesdays and Thulrsdays. nth Creek .. - 6 5 King Parrot Creek .. 6 5 Flowerdale . - 6 5 Peterson's ... ...- 6 5 Doherty's ... 6 5 Egan's -.. ... 6 5 Mails Close at Broadforl for (D.uly.) 5A.1. P.M. Down Train (from Melb. ... 8 i. t Up Train (to Melb.) ... - 2 -8 Reedy Creek ... . 850 - Tyak ..... (o - MlcKenzie's . 8 So - (Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays.) Strath Creer . .... 8 ao - King Parrot Creek.. 8 . o Flowreidale .. . 8 50 - Peterson's ... 8 50 - Doherty's... ... 8 So - Egan's ... ... . 8 50 AN INTERESTING LETTER RLof A nWKLTrL-KOW SPECIALIST. \R. LLZWELLYl', who is duly Qualfled fInd :J' Registered, is aware that by departing from the umoa routine praotioe anddevotinghiooell excluelely to a speclal branch, which he has done tor some time, hoe is not strictly folloeing the paths of professio...
CHAPTER XIX. FENCING. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 6 May 1892
CHAPTER XIX. FENCING. The fashionable world of New Zealand were assembled on Shortland. Crescent. War and rumors of ware made no impres sion upon the upper ten, who congregated in season at the. Crescent-tho West end of the metropolis, of ?3aoriland. Paul Titori might be at the gates of Auckland swith his warriors for anything the fashionable world cared. To them the motto,-" Eat, drink and be merry," was the bonne bouche of life. The mansion of the Hon Bob Trevor is all ablaze with light. To-night is. one of the " at homes," and the cards which ad mitted t0 it bore the magic word " danc.! ing " in una cieo ; i, an. ' small and Searly " in the other. It was a special nigh t. The ladi'a of ban ton had heard of Hilton Fernbroak's I strange adventures, and were assembled to welcome himn back to the social ranks. Tie spacious rooms of the great town house are filled to overflowing for the occasion, and Lady Blanche is playing j hostess. Near her stands Victorine Gayland, dressed in silk...
GOOD STORY. A NARROW ESCAPE. Circumstantial Evidence Nearly Results in Judical Murder. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 6 May 1892
GOOD STi ORY. A NARROW ESCAPE. Circelm stanotieal Esridence Nearly Itesutlts isa Jutdical .jItrder.l - ý i The Mysterious Stranger-A Tell*Tale Gloveo-A Sensational Revelation in t Court Which Acqultted an Innocent Man. De Quincey relates that, shortly after the Ratchtle Highway (England) murder, in 1812, he met Coleridge, and found him "'in a profound reverie upon the tremendous power I which is laid open in a moment to any man who can reconcile himself to the abjuration of all conscientious restraints, if at the same time thoroughly without fear." Let tie criminal be not only fearless, but also couple with his contempt for all laws-human and divine-s keen and subtle intellect and a de termined will, and he would have all that power which Socratae, in '' The Republic of Plato," invests the bad man who has poe. sensed himself of Gygee' ring. "'He can take what he likes out of market or chest; he can enter the houses of others; he can kill whom he will." Tne perpetrator of the horribl...
CHAPTER XX. VICTORINE GAYLAND'S AGONY. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 6 May 1892
CHAPTER XX. VICTORIINE GATYLAD's AGONY. "Better let me find the gallant Colonel and bring him back to you,"he went on. " Then I will go home and bless the fate that has ordained me to be a spectator of other people's enjoymnents, and hare none of my own !'n Iis irony brings a proud flush to Vie. torne Gayla.d's pale face, but she smiles i and answers gently, " What a pity it is that T could not keep cmy card empty for you all siight. It wou'd have been the very acme of good breeding to meet every gentleman who asked mt: to dance with the reply-' par don sme, sir, I na waiting for his Worship the Mavyor of Auckland to select the first waltz, etc. Sine qua nen.' " Ie looks down at her, admiration for her beauty shining fiercely in his eyes. " Well," he says. "Will you, or will you not.'" " Ah my money or my life !"she re torts in fine mockery of his tone. " You are bitter and unjust, your worship, and do not deserve consideration. Let mue see, you shall put your pencil through young D...
A New Alloy. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 6 May 1892
A New Alloy. This alloy consists of 87 parts of copper, 6} parts of zinc, 4 parts of tin, 2 parts of arsenic, and 4 a part of phosphorus. The copper is melted in a crucible, the zinc, tin and arsenic are then added, and just before the alloy is poured into the moulds, the phosphorus is added. This alloy, the in ventor states, is not porous; it is ductile and elastic, it is not liable to tarnish,and it takes a good polish, it is aepable of receiving eie,. I srolytic deposits of gold and silver, it Is Sonorous, and it is ruitable for bearings for shafts. The rolling and drawing must be conducted slowly, and after each step in the operation the alloy most be annealed. It must not be brought in contact with water when hot, or it will crack. The inventor claims the alloy formed as described, and also some modificlticns in the proportions by which the properties may be altered. Too height of sea waves has long been the subject of controversy. Eminent hydro eraphers have insisted that stor...
Humourous. [?]net. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
t( - Ila vvae Ii LU1.21 SII . Wal \;'U. eDy divai Ie lla I;.,th ul tutItIt itttlPO LEOPhad alicart; lie iadeu't aly; Thisk i, a prtt actrd by liwry. D e1a came and want, lute elact b:Wnding, Ilie lviund sp-lt; Hera never ending, into the world 01 lone end ever IIer bears is LIhurd, Aching Iorener. Inhi the world, Coldly inhumne, The heir is cur!ld BIy e'm' other woman.
Things Worth Knowing. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
Tihlngs Worth inttowiing. Clean piano keys with a soft rag dipped in alcohol. To clean a black silk dress use a sponge dipped in strong black tea, cold. Take egg stains from silver by rubbing with a wet rag which has been dipped in com mon table salt. To clean a teakettle, take it away from the fire and wash oft with a rag dipped in kero. eene, followed by a rubbing with a dry flannel cloth. To clean ceilings that have been blackened by smoke from a lamp, wash off with rags that have been dipped in soda water. TaE effect of cycling upon the liver is the same as that of flooding a still and stegnant lake with innumerable mountain streams iter a heavy rainfall. The whole of the water in the lake is violently moved, and the outflow at its lower extremity is increased tenfold. It is precisely this flooding effect which is produced upon the liver by the rushing currents of blood fromthe legs as the result of their energetic activity in pedalling the bicycle, t78
For Happiness in Summer. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
'or Happiness in Summer. - **·~•---- -- Seek cool, ehady nooks. Throw tanoy work away. Eschew kid gloves and linen colors. Burry never, thus being at leisure ever. DreEs in cambrics, lawns and ginghams. Store up the sweet and give small place to the bitter. Send flowers to the living; kind thoughts serve the dead as well. Lo not tell your hostess how sweet the butter and cream were at your last summer's boarding place. If you feel like donlg a good deed, treat a dozen street children to ice-cream. This is mission work. Remember that children are only small editions of older people, and that they have feelings quite as asenute.
Vacation Advice. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
Vacation Advice. Don't go out in the woods to ly a kite only the birds fly there. Don't waste yeur time in trying to catch two-inch fish with a ten.foot polo. Don't try swimming in creeks where the water is two feet deep and the mud six feet. It is always well to remember the fact that savage cows and fierce dogs can't climb trees. If a strange dog smiles at you itis policy to smile back, and if he runs at you the best thing is to run back. When you go out for an all-day tramp do not eat up all yourlunch at ten o'clock. You will feel starved by two if you do. Do not be acery if the roosters awaken you at da)b:esk. Rlomember that if you went to bed at sunset you would be willing to get up with the chickens,
Mature Jokes. Some That Have Lived Long Enough To Lose Their Teeth. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
Mature Jokes. Iome That Have Lived Long Enough To I Lose Tneir Teeth. A few days ago we were talking with a 'an who expects soon to become the father i at an essay about the difference of men's I minds in calling things funny. lie said tha; I he intended to introduce a number of epeci. mene of real wet and humor and show Selcarly how to tell when an example of either is which. This prospective author may or may not be competent to write his eseny. We have no means of judging except from the fact that be has never been known to make a witty remark. Ile is a philosopher, and though he never gets funny be is lsncere in the belief that he knows thd philosophy of fun from a to z. The justly celebrated sage of Concord, Ralph Waldo Emerson, author of " The Whtchness of the Niether." "The Whichnese of This Liferecse" and other original things, says in his essay on the comio that reason does not joke, and men of reason do not. Our friend is a living de. monstration of Mr ifmereon'a wiedom an...
METROPOLITAN PREMIERSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
.M?TROPOLTAN PRE.utEnsfHIP. *Esscndon v Baiiarat Imps, at E.1M. C.G. ; C.rl:ton v Richmond. at R.C.G.; Fitzrovv v Prt Melbourne, at P.M.C.G; Smuth? M'elhonrne v St Kil.la. at St. Kil!a: ?-iLibourne v North Melbourne, at 1!,C.G, : (Geelon \V illiarmtown, at ,illiam':stu:wn; Ioot-.cray v Collingwood, at Victoria Park. *lMatches marked thus do not count for the premiership. W'e have : alain to urge on locta foot ballers the net-rssity of pro.urimig the proper colors-ye!lo.v and blactk. On Saturday last the Tallarcokites were al. lo'^ed to scS;e two rtals in successioun owi^g. to several tBromlrord players wear ing "wrong colors. Persons willing to join th. lo, ual club are respectiul!Ir invit d to forward their names to Mr. P. Ilid; trtp lie 1loim. Secretary. The subscrip tion for the setason is 2s 6d.
TO-MORROW'S MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
TOMOI;ROW'S MATCHES. Btlto a v. vI Ktluore, to be played on the 13roLdlord '-round. commelncing at ?.3o p.m. sharp. Brodrord tean iiewvden, Wnyse, Kenny Lo'ry, Hoban, [~id~irop P.:and G. Tit .`di4sh, cmple. Ulor,- al. i~tc.ead, Mc ae. Martin, 1'. Synon, lIohmnith, Jnocs, Davis, Eaton. Etras; Clemcnts, Mcleod and Fother gill.
No Use. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
No Use. Blitz: "What do you think of organising a hbakeperian club T" Mitto: "No use in it. Melbourne is going to down the league any way." Psasenger (to dude): " Do you recognise that gentleman seated further up the car? He is one of the greatest travellers in the country. I drn't know how many times he aroseee the oeran every year." Dude: "You don't say eel I never saw him before in my life. What's hir name?" Passenger: "Jamesa nusell Lowell." Dude:" James ltumel Lowell,ehl What ins of goods does he sell " We give the oeample... show something of the system of building up words, and also i is indiaeste how, possibly, Volspuk moy prove of value for foreign telegrams. It is pro bable, at all events, that some commercial I firms will think it worthy of further investi. gation. I .. The probability of English becoming the world's language is growing more rapidly year by year. It is estimated that when Shakespeare wrote, his language was spoken and understood by only about ,000,000. Th...