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The Work a Horse Will Do. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
The Work a Horse Will Do. -a-- A horse will tavrel 40 yards in four ?nd a hall minutes et a wallk; 400 yards in two minutes at a trot; 400 yards in one minute lit a gallop. The usual work of a horse is taken at 22"500lb. raised one foot per miuute for eight hours per day. A horse will carry 2-.lb. twenty.-Cve ikes perday of Light hours. An average draught horse wll draw 1,601lb. tswety-tlhreo mile per day on a lard read, weight of waggon included, The average weight of a horse is 1,0001b., and his streng;h is equivalent to that of five men. The greatest amount a hore can pull in a horizontal lire is 1o001b.. but he cen do only this momentarily; in continued excrtion probably half f this is the limit. Ilto attains Lis growth in five years ; will lire twenoy-hre years, average sia:cen years. A horse will live twezty-five days on water without food, seventeen days without 6ating or drinking, bat only five days on oufid food wiltout dink.
Large or Small Seed Potatoes. BY PROFESSOR SANBORN. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
Large or Small Seed Potatoes. By ProrEtSon SANroon. There seems to he little occasion to doult that light serding for the potato crol, is followed by a far sm?aller crop than use of largo seed would give. Ac LRas): Ihlio'Cr rI:: ACRE FOP. 'UEVE vEr:.4. l5ahels. 1'r?)',l ?'?,1 : :,*; ·:,n.' cw, large .. .. , e itla esall.. 1 ... ... 1 'Feane Jm' i.., Io:tso ... ... 149 'fromoeoclye A ,i 1 lTa ... .. 1m t From one yc '. t.l c t ,i ! . ... ... ... 81 From tau eye- to th.? 2,3.1 ... .... .. 101 From il.oc cmee to t1.c ,i:l ... .. ... I.0 Dols. From large |,?l o dae ... ... ... ...i1350 From small pe: a'elci ... ... ... 5... 50 Fromstemr cnl ... ... .... ... ... 74 rro oelenle ? ... ... ... ... ... eCO Fetoro oncye ...i... ... ... ... ... O 0 Frnm two eyes ... ... ... ... ... 1 00O From thrte eyes ... ... ... ... ... 0 cO "Petvd of six putrs. Later trials with reed cut lengthwise of the potato showed that the Eystem was the most economicsa of er tried. Good -aiedr potatoes may be cut len...
AGRICULTURAL COLUMN. Horses for Farmers to Breed. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
ACGRICULTURAL COLUMN. Horses for Farmers to Breed. -----o AtaFarmers' Institute in Kar.sas U.S.A.a Mr. 3' Lain -Ivs the following advice to the farmers of tft state. It is equally applicable to Victoria. It is impoasible to es:imate the differecpe between a good and poor team on the farm. Ono meats success, the other means failure. I am asked to say which breed of horses I con sider the most promising to raise for sale. I suppose, cf coTrse. they mean for the farm ore tn this section, e?a?,ed as they are in profil table fa.min. I wrould say that if one-half -ju.t wha flir ' pt c.IUCcount, and know just what thirir h co st them whn g and ready to wl , tey woms ",l that they eost them mere boi: they ceold hesoo, o?" . woul't say fr .. t:r aers to raise, if for .ale, draft hori et. ".. r ncaon, ae the following: "1. ]arl2 cI iurity. Draft hors;es ean be gotten en t- 5~~:lt ac year younger than a waam-bloo.l?. t.crse. '2. Th.'y re easily iroken. It takes less time to ?t ther 1fr varket....
An Escaped Lien. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
An Escaped Lion. n-_ A lion, belonging to Bostwiok's Australian Circus, New York, recently broke from his cage in a barn at the corner of Eighteenth street. Everyone (says the London " Stan dard") fled from the building in terror, and the keeper fastened up the doors. As soon ns the furious animal broke loose he tore a horse -fortunately the only one in the stabie-to pieces. tinging with fury, the blood of the mangled horse dripping from his paws, the lion kept poessesion of the stable for hours. His roars were heard through several blo.ks, and the streets in the vicinity of the stable were filled with people. A squad of police, armed with rarolvers, arrived early on the scene, and several men were soon busy barricading the doors to prevent the animal breaking into the street. The keeper, a man named Dustock, accompanied by his wife and son, had, it is stated, arrived for the purpose of transfer. ring the lion to a wa~;go, to convey him to the Central Park. It was while being trans....
A Station Despair. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
A Station Despair. We mast trust the conductor, most surely; Why, millions and millions before Have made this same journey securely And come to that ultimate shore. And we, we will reach it in esason; And ah, what a welcome is there ! Refleot, then, how out of all reason To stop at the station Deepair ! Ay, midnights and many a potion Of trouble and sorrow have we, As we journey from ocean to ocean, From sea unto ultimate seae. To that deep sea of ease, and all silence Of passion, concern, and of care, That vast sea of Edeneset islands, Don't stop at the station Despair I Go forward, whatever may follow, Go forward, friend, led or alone; Ah, me, toleap off in some hollow Or ten, in the night and unknown. Leap off like a'thief; try to hide you From angels, all waiting yao there ! Go forward, whatever betide you, Don't stop at that station Despair ! -Joaquin Miller, in " St Pul Globe." One result of the international courtesies between France and Russia is (says a London paper) that i...
A Deserter. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
A Deserter. -0- An event which has caused considerable talk in Woolwich garrison has been reported. A deserter named Thomas Roberts, an artilleryman, had been committed by one of the London mingistratesto lHolloway Gaol to awaitan escort. A corporal and gunner from Woolwich went to fetch him back to headquarters, and on arriving at the Royal Arsennlrailway station they went into the Bull public.house (opposite) to have a drink before going up to barracks. Robsrts persunaded the escort to take the handcuffs off for a few minutes to facilitate drinking the beer. This they incautiously did, on which Roberne bolted. Theescort rushed into the street after himand calledon him to surrender, and on receiving no response fired at the fngitive deserter. The ball missed him, and he escaped. The street was crowded, but for. tunately no one was shot.
Protection of Infant Life. LADY INSPECTORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
Protection of Infant Life. LADYINSPEOCORS. By RITA. In feminine circles-amongst those who propose to be inspectors, also amongst those who expect to be inspected-there is much talk over the innovations in the working of the Infant Life Protection Act. We all know what these Innovations are. Ilriefy, a number of ladies will supervise the houses registered under the Act and keep a watchful eye on the nurses and infants. Ve all know that this step has not been taken before eickening disclosures have shown that it is a necessity unless we are willing to leave the plying of their villainous business as easy as possible for the baby farmer. We may regret the necessity of this innovation, but the matter has to be faced and met. So long as the harvestis plentitul,andthe harest in Melbourne is always plentiful, the laborers inthis particular sphere willnotrequire stimn .ltion if they can carry on their work without letting their right hand know what their left hand does. Whether we hare chan...
THE LADIES' COLUMN. The Girls and the Butterfly. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
THE LADIES' CDLUMN. The Girls ard the Butterfly. Cupid visited some pretty Country girls once, long ago; Bat they scampered when they saw him Coming with his darts and bow. Then the you.hful son of Venus, In the twinkling of an eye, Changed himself (the cunning rascal !) To a brilliant butterfly. WVhen the girls beheld him flutter " ere and there with gaudy grace, Al, deceived, exclaimed: "Let's catch him," And began to give him chase. Presently he was a captire To a nimble little msc. Then he changed back to an urchin, And she, blushing, got a kiss. But the wings upon his shoulders He retained ('tis said) for aye, And by means of them he captures All who flee from him away. SlaDa Eses.
THE MATABELE WAR. THE FIGHT AT BULUWAYO. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
THE MATABELE WAR. TI'E FIAlT AT BULUWAYO. The following partitelars are from t5s re port by the London "DPily News" special correspondent of the fight before Iulu wayo: Fort Salisbury,Othb October, 3,45 p.nm. Native runners have just arrived bearinr the following despatch from your special cor respondeno at the front :-Our force united with the Victoria column tn 17th amid a scene of rejoicing on both e:des. Confidence was general before, but the feeling after the jutcetlon increased tenfold. Seeing the dilliculty of the around.and our near vicinity to large -forces of the enemy, re doubled precautions were taken. On the 201th our scouts espied small detabch moent of Lobeougla's' scouts. They were armed with rifes, and frequent shots in ad. vance told us we were in touch witll the enemy. On the 24th a consijerable force of blacks appeared on our rntht. The columns we:o placed in order to await an attack, but Lo·bengula's en n dispersed after a sharp skirmish. Before daylight warnin ...
HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
HERBE DI THMERE Br rTIe Ifas AnsrT Towr Ilo was a man tf genius, but hard up. Many r?eil.of gonios are built that way. The _nnmbcrot men of preina-specially inventive =who peraribulate thismunilane crust of the loerer'egions on their upgers because they bhargeniusis as large no that of those who come to gtief because, having a fair hand of trumps, they won't load them. lunt this particular, specimen had some practical ideas. He was asplendid whistler-"aillienr" -n oe-ytr:~i owaday. ; couedr ou:-wumstsle a ncwerhy, and that is a large order. So he '.lked over a printer-it's funny how aremo men posoessed of that pecoliar form of ?.e?ina known as cheek can talk over a 'generally level-headed man-and rper aeeudd him to print some circular,, Vuarant-o a few "ads.," and even 'advanco the cash for the hire of a suburban town haill. In the "ads." my talented friend announced himself as a professional "ailfmer," readytoimpart the principles of his art in five lessons, first explaining them i...
POPULAR SCIENCE The Age of the Alphabet, [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
POPULAR. SOlENOE The Age of the Alphabet, The source of the English alphabet may be found in the writing of a people who lived in the hills of Northern India some 3,000 years ago. As time went on, these people were ecattered from their native abodes, and many of them tcok' up their residence in Syria, the people of which country adopted their method of writing. A thousand years later the merchants of l'hsnicia oxtended their business operations to orv pct of theo'then ltil?lm lruold, bht findineg that trade could not be carried on to any very great extent without a method of communication, they searched for some suitable charactero for writing, and those used by the Syrians being the best obtainable were adopted. The Phenicians carried their newly-found alphabet to the Greeks, from whom it was adopted by the Romans. We now uee the Roman alphabet with slight modihoation. In passing through the hands of so many nation=, the alphabet had undergone a great change. When it left the India...
The Drink. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
The Drink. There was a capital sketch in London "Punch" some time ago, illustrating in its own way the hold which the drinr ;question has taken on the minds and the naginings of people. A Bishop of socially-levelling principles is travelling third class on one of the underground railways. An honest workingman, seeing the clerical garb, ventures to askl the dignitary whether he is a curate. The Bishop, bland and gracious, but still having a certain senao o lioinl granilour, 5.ogine by saying gravely, " I was once a curate, my good friend, but "-and he is cut off in his explanation by the sympathetic working man, who sadly says, "' Ah, yes, that cursed drink !" Poor man, he naturally associated all theills of life with that cursed drink. He never thought of anyone comins down in the world unless by that evil influence.
Sunlight as a Microbe Killer. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
Sunlight as a Microbe Killer. Dr Andrew Wilson, in " Health," thus discourses on the virtues of sunlight :-" I have alluded before to the effect of light on the developmentof germ-life, andhavesbown that wherever plenty of light is allowed access to microbic growths these living particles fail remarkably in their develop. ment. Light is, therefore, a natural enemy of germ-light, and this fact should be kept in mind by everybody. Certain re.searches have of late confirmed the destructive influ ences of light on the vitality of microbes. Thus, various kinds of disease.germs were placed in water, both of eterilised and non sterilisedkind. The germs, it may be added, were such as flourish naturally in water-to wit,thetyphoidbacillus,tho cholera-spirillium of Koch and others. The vessels containing water were divided into two series; one vessel in each experiment was freely exposed to light, the other (similar in every respect as to its contents and conditions) was en veloped in blackene...
THE WIDE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
THE WIDE WORLD. ---o There recently died in the Bjellerue Hos. pital, how York, an Indian who was described as a pathological giant. The man had been reported to be 8ft in height and to weigh 3.01b (or 25st), but the actual height was found to be Oft 7in, and the weight three hundred pounds (or a little more than twenty.two stones). Dr Charles L. Dana, who reports the ease, says that death took place suddenly, the imme. diate cause not being known. The brain was a little above the aver age else, weighing fifty-three ounces. There was great enlargement of the pituitarygland. This fact was one of great interest in view of the disease from which the man wassauffering-namely, acroieraly. In acromegaly it is usual to find the pituitary gland enlarged, as recorded cases have shown. Most of the overgrowth which hadgainedfor the man his reputation as a "giant " was due to the disease, and Dr Dana states thatit is probable that many cases which are now beingexhibited throughout the country a...
GENERAL EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
IGENERAL EXTRACTS. A case of what may be described as RIussomania has occurred at Clchy, a subourb of Paris (reports a Londoli paper). A woman there becamc crazy anhd com mitted suicide under the spell of the Franco-Russian festivities. blib went to the Asnieres Bridge, wainng a French and a hussian flag, hnd as the train conveying Admiral .(vellai and his officers rolled by to Vers~iles she cried out, "See them and die! )7rve la Iussia ! " Then she jumped into the river and was drowned. When dead oeUy was taken out of the wale it was discovered that ...t. ot her under othing was made out of French and Buses $u flags stitched together. A nunmber of coins reminiscet of the Spanish Armada have recedt[l been found at Hope Cove, near S combe, Devon. It was here that in 15S the St. Peter the Great, one of the vesse of the "Invincible" Fleet of Spa ,. was wrecked, and a coin har? re cently being picked up i the sand, believed to have esn from this vessel, the inhabitants laro as sembled i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
t uctionoeers and Estato 4,gents, KI LM 0 ItE TOLD STOCK SALES AS FOLLOW--BROADFORD,--At P. Bhiittuaps yards .a. First Thursday in each mntnh. l'YALONG.-At Cooke's Yards. Second Thursday in each month. Bhiters it. attendance. KILMORE YARDS-Every alternsate Saturday. Entries Invited. Land aid cleanng sales promptly conductedl. J. A. OS'i FURNISHING WAREH1OUSE, 429 and 431 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Brunswick Street Trams from Spencer St., via Collins St., pass the door. DINING-ROOM FURNITURE, OF'ICE FURINITURE, 1n?RNITURE, CROCKERY, & FURNISHING IRONMONGERY. LINOLEUMS. OILCLOTH, AND EVERP.Y ARTICLE IREQUIItEI) IN A HOUSE At Prices that Defy Competition. Don't forgoet to call and son Pri~es. Sohn McLie h, GENERAL MERCHANT, &c.. HIGH STREET, BROADFORD. .AS on sale--DRAPERY, GROCERIES BOOTS AND SHOES. IRON MONGERY, AND HORSE FEED. All goods guaranteed sound, and at reasonable prices. Sis~s and Tobaccoes. Patent Medicines. China. Glass. and Earthenware, Fencing Wire. Wire...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
Business Notices. WANTED TO BUY. j ABBIT and Opossum Skins, Hides, Bark, Sheepskins, and Beeswax. LLOYD BROS. AND MAGINNIS are cash purchasl rs of any quantity. PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS Blair and .Agg, HIGH-ST, BROADFORD, CR1EAMERIES . PiRIVATE DAIRIES Fitted up with TANKS, MILK & CHEESE VATS, &c. Milk and Cream Cats at reduced prices, Mrs. Abley, AMIDWIFE AND LADY'S NURSE PISsauER ST., Broadford. Frst-class e. ference:. W. Palmer, BOOT AND SIIOE: MAKER, BROADIFORD. SADIES' and Gents' ooats of all descrip t lion made to order. Asninall's Enamel, In 150 beautifuli colors. UT SED by all the aristocracy of the old country. Non-poisontous. Easy of application. D:ies quickly. Does not crack. Revives and beautifies old chairs, baskets, bedstsads, &c. It is a phkasure to use it. and the results are most pleasing. SOLD BH ALI. STOREKEEPERS. McLean Bros. & Rigs Limited, Melbourne, SOLE AGENTS. NO TI C E. TIJlE hest and cheapest stock of li Electro-platned ...
Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
Local and General News. -:o: CoUnciL.-The Broadford Shire council meets on Monday next, when the estimates and accounts come on for consideration. Counts.-On Monday next sittings of the county, court of general sessions, and court of mines will be held at tI~lmore. a3ROADFORD PARK.-The sale of the Broadford Park estate, containing SS acres, will take place on Saturday 23rd December, at Kilmore, at 3 o'clock sharp. LocAL. Cases-A number of local cases in connection with the Macdouga!l's Alluvial G.M. Coy., will be dispoaed of at the Kil more Court on Tuesday before the Chief J.ustice. ACKcsOWLEcDGED.-We have to acknow. le.lge receipt of LI, from Miss Ferguson, on behalf of the Kilmore lHospital, being amounts acknowledged in our last issue and as Gd from L. Dwyer. Asuc..~s.-The Rev. M. Cahill, chap. lain of the Kilmore hospital, will preach at St. Matthew's, morning and evening, on Sunday next; and a: T.,llarook in the after. noon. The surplus collections will be devoted to the Hospi...
The Broadford Courier, AND REEDY CREEK TIMES. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 15, 1893. Induence of War on the Worlds Markets. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
ighc tý;,aclfovdl ý uriir, Arto R?Irsv CREEK TIMES. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. FRIDAY. DECEIttBERS 15, 1893. fhwilnce' ofl Wa'r onil the W'orhls ;,Markets. Fon a long, ,tperill tih world's markets fr the chief prolucts of the soil have orttiruerl at a 1]o level of prices, and the-rei is no evidhlce that an earl) and oulh tattiil imlruovetent is likely to take place.. Wllile prices remain low commercial aold inlilus rial stagnlation ust Ihe o he' result. It is often claimed that an ehit a!l flow in the commercial titde is a ta.:tu .l cnd:lition of things, hat e,.ery vay it is becnCittet mor ap Iparent thait. that rule, if it is one, is not infalliilel. It seems to us to be a conlditio., of our civilisation that if commerce and production are allowed to flow ,r nnterruptedly, there is a gradual but continuous overplroduction, i:s other worts., the supply exceeds the demaind. It that be so it is clear that cnllrltlt ce ial-.t blcorne cli:gged and labor so, erant:dant. That. is the pre sen...
A COMEDY OF ERRORS. VIII.—C[?]LENS IN SEARCH OF A WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 15 December 1893
BA UEI7 Y OF E1RORS1 Br IarraM E WIrDErr. Vill.-CmZS.E s LN ScE.tAn OF A WarI. John took stock of his position, for he now thought eeriu,ly of htoeing a-wooing. First, he hod ucllnitslr thrown away his rightful in. hertnnce ; b;ut came ! he was not wholly with. cat prospects. He had certain well -to - do maternal klismen who could put him in the way of making a competence. if he would lea-ethe areoy and betake himself to corn. merce. Though he was flod of his proteseion, John had never meant to stay in it beyond his fatteer' datlh. so the idea of civil life was .-T n rc~' - - ? w, w i th o u t w rit.. he did no:hing rashly. fho lady of his choice might re fusae hm, in which ce death on the ba?:te " e :i eemed the one thing nerful ; or she ?cgbt rer o a poor warrior to a r irh mc?n cheat ; or he might have a little money houe self-. Nor thattthelstseomed rob,hte. John aod persa rJed himself that Williams was the rich oe, and her companion a poor student, prepoarig at Girtoa to earn h...