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The Household. An Old [?]ed Girl. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
lhlc oonseallld. An Oldr , .uodi Girl. ----e+-- Sit. J. r.nenrrc. -4+5--**--- My grandma was a model girl, My mother says to me: Of modecsty the pink and pearl, Whose like we nerer ace. Her bustle was a mighty thing, That weighed about four pound; Her hoop a vast encircling thing, Fall fifteen feet around. Her powdered hair was curled to tight, And built up steeple high; She could not take it down at night, Nor could she wink her eye; For days together, I have read, Her hair would thus remain; I fear me much, dear grandma's head A shampoo would disdain. She used to drink a power of wine, And gamble with the men; And lace I this slender waist of mine Belonged to fish wives then. Her lovers did not woo like men, But used to sneak and creep Beneath Miss Grandma's window when The family was asleep. And then-I've heard grandfather say When she was seventeen, One pitch dark night she ran away With him to Gretna Green; All this my badness qualities At times when ma nlfurla Her family histo...
[COPYRIGHT.] Fernbrook's Double. Romance of Maoriland. CHAPTER XX.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
|COPYtIGiT.j Fernbrook's Double. Romance of Maoriland. BY ATIA WES.TrnUr.Y, CHAPTER XX.--CorTIm ED. " )shall go home now," he answers, in his clear .. A voice, as calmly as if he had declined a glass of wine. Ihave had my one dance, and am very grateful to you. I can guess how much it has cost you to honor me, for I have seen more than one pair of reproachful eyes looking your way. I will say good night, and take you to your next partner. Who is it ?' And lihe takes the card that hangs by a silken thread to her wrist. "You are certainly not very gallant, and I can a?e you are in a great hurry to hbe rid of me. Why should you go now ?" "Because I cannot endure to see you play the Lady graceful with these others." And his cold gaze swept the room with bitter disdain. "You are unjust, and decidedly un pleasant," with the thin red lips arched in scorn. I'Perhaps, it seems to me an itter im poseibility to be pleasant when I smn by your side." he says. "T. feel that the airy fool's talk, ...
CHAPTER XXI. THE BLOCK PAH. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
CHAPTEIR »XI. TIP. CLOCK PAIL. Detective Dusk had set himself no easy task in tracing Victor Mauprat said his c'nfederates. From the outset difficul ties beset him: which made progress slow if sure. is the whirl and tumult of civilised life the man hunter would have hunted down his prey with the sure and swift scent of a 'bloodhound. but here in the very thick of Nature'a wildest scenes, thle conditions were mucth altered. Beyond Omtera his two companions were taken ill, and had to he sent back to the city. At iavelock, however, Dusk managed to secure thie services of a fr e Itsy Mari, by name T.tperia, other Sis thie Wolf. This man had done the st..re some service in several capacities. lie had been interpreter, spy, a delegate from the Government to the rebels, etc. The fellow could speak English remark ably well, and had a thorough knowledge of tile country. At first, the detective was suspicious of his companion, but the latter soon convinced Dusk that he was thoroughly trustwor...
Recipes. MINCE HEAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
Recipes. MINCE MEAT. To one quart of finely coopped meat take two quarts of finely chopped apples, one cop of osuet, one tablespoon of salt, one teaspoon of cloves, the same of allspice a:d cinnamon, the rind of half an orange cut in small pieces, quarter of a pound of citron, two cups sugar, two of molasses, one cop of currents and one cf raisins and two quarts of cider. Boil together one half hour. COrrFFEE ra CARE. Six cups of flour, two tesu of milk, a half cake of yeast; mix ana let it rise. In a separate dish put one cup of sugar, one of butter and five eggs; beat to a cream, then add it to the risen dough and beat well for ten minutes. Put a few almonds in the cake form, and then pour in the dough, allowing it to rise again before placing in the oeven. Citror, raisins and a little nutmeg and salt may be added according to taste. i, 23, 4 caE. One cop butter, two cups sugar, three cEss floor and four eggs, one cop of milk and a tablespoon yeast powder; and flavor with vanilla....
A Station Agent's Adventure. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
A Station Agent's Ad venture. A queer incident occurred after I had had the eaation about two years. It was in the fall of the year, with a good deal of nasty weather, and trans were continually late. The last passenger train nad passed me, ac cording to scheoule, at 1U.30 p. m. The next one passed at 7."0 a. m., and it was sup. posed that the lutervening time belonged to me. If the night freight was on time, and I did not get a call on the instrument, and if .here was no sptcial on the line, and if a dozen other ttings did not occur, I could sleep from eleven to eix..In may have occurred lhat my sleep was unooaeno live nights in a year. On all other nights I was turned out from one to three or four times. The night freight should reach me at 12.05 -tive minutes after midnight. She never left or took up a car at my station, leaving that for the day freight, but made a stop of seven or eight minutes for coal and water. II there was a special on the line, or if there had been an accid...
Wandong. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
Waludong. ----o-0 [FROM OUR OWN CORRgsPONDgNT°T Tiua land sale held here recently proved a very fair success, over thirty allotments being sold, all of which realized a go l price. Several houses are about to be. built already upon the plots sold. Mr. Robertson, our local timber mer chant, intends holding another great sale in the spring. We are now enjoying excellent weather which is calculated to be praductive of good to our local graziers. I am glad to say that an Rgitation is proceeding with a view to getting up a football club, or at least; in the hope of combining with Wallan. .'lothing defi nite however, has been arranked yLt
The Late Mr. Spurgeon. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
'iThe L;?te Mr. Sp:trgeon. Yr . Soouireon writes ;n ' The Sword and The Trowel' a letter of thanks " to the co respondent who who have so lovingly shared her sorrow." i n this ltter she refers to her sojourn in Mei:lone with her husband as " three ,un(tmsi of perfect earthly happiness." F r 15 years, it, seems, Mr. Spurgeon haid longed to take his wife to Mentone. hu: it had neve r been posPible. "Now," Mrs. Spur'geo writes, "we were both tre,.:the::cd for the iong journey ; and the desire of his heart was fully given him. I rnn never dlescrih, the pride and joy with which he introlduced le to hos favourite haunts, and the eagerness with which he showed inm each lovelyglitlpse of meontaini, s'ii s a, lv,:-sape. He wa hunry for my r, ring :.p;,reeiation, and I satisfied him to the oull. We toe k long l ily drives, an' every place we visited was a trium;:hal entry for him. Hi i aenjoyment was intense, his de iti'ht exuib-rant. He lookedl in perfect h alth,rejo;ced in the brightest spi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
Notice. BROADFORD DAIRYING COMPANY LtMrrED. THIRD CALL N OTICE is hereby given that the Third Call of as. per Share, on ail Shar-s in this Company is Now Due, and is payable up to 6 p.m, on FRIDAY, 27th inst. Shareholders please note thata .fine is imposed on all over-due calls. JAS. S. BROWN, Secretary Broadford Dairying Company Broadford, 8th May, 1892. Tenders. TENDERS required for the REMOVAL of the CRUSHING PLANTat Spring Gully to the Goldie Nine, between Kilmore and Lancetleld. Specifications may be seen at Bidstrup's Hotel, Broadford. STenders to be sent the undersigned not . *' latertth e t oth MAY, inst. i '-. .. W. COVE,. . - ancefielU. Lent or Lost W ATERPROOF OVERCOAT (dark). Possessor please:return to E. McLIESH, Broadford., To Let. PREMISES Adjoining Mr. N. Bid-' rup shop, tformerly .occupied by Mr. J. EABREY). Apply- - N. BIDSTRUP, Broadford. Shire Notices. SHIRE OF BROADFORD. IN pursuance of the provisions of the Local Government Act, ;S9o, notice is her by given tha...
CHAPTER II. GERDAFERID. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
CHAS.TER 11. GEfDAFERID. Rapid was the march of the army of Turkestan, ansd ere the forces of Persia could assemb!oe for battle, they had rar aged the north-west of that country with hre and sword. But the Hedshir Armussan, a famous warrior, one of eighty so5su of old Gudurs, the governor of that part of Persia, had now gather'd all his father'- troops under his bauncr, and advanced to meet tlhe in vader. Now, it chanced that the son of Ruse tam, who with his friend lBarvman led the Turkomans, strayed from the camp one fine eveniug, and wandered listlessly by the margin of the streamlet that ran some distance beyond. oie was toultKm of hIl father and or his misiop, whe n sUh-enly h-, was roused from his rev,-ri,' by the h.if-strokes of a iorsa in full gdlzlp, a:udi slied a hl:rsemlan liong the p tll trees on the other side of the s:ream. He was riding rapidly towards the stream. Comning nearer. his garb showed that ha belonged to the Persian host. But Suhlrab's astonishment was grea...
GOOD STORY. Suhrab, the Turkoman Hero. A Story of the Old-time Feuds Between the Turkomans and Persians. CHAPTER I. HOW SUHRAB CAME TO PERSIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
GOOD STORY. Suhrab, the Turkoman Hero. A Story of the Old-time Feuds lettcee, the Ttrkomanas and le'esiaas. By Ferdinand Draun. -- -- CI APTER L HOW SUIIRAB CAME TO PERSIA. hlIElE once lived in Persia, in the olden time, a celebrated cham pion called Rustam. Possessed of hercu lean strength, of in imitable valour, he outa?one the flower of Iran's warriors, and became their leader in many a war, ever returning with an increase of fame and honor. Idolised by his warriuors, and loaded with favors by his sovereign, the Shah of Persia, his glory had reached its zenith, when, then already past the prime of life, he led an army into Turkestan against the Turkomans. and, while there, was capti vated by the charms of a maiden of Se mergan, namind Tehmina. His love was returned, and Tehmina became the wife of Rustam, her country's foe. In time a son was bhorn, whom they called Suhr~ab-a fair boy, who grew in beauty and strength from day to day, the joy and pride of his fond parents. But Rusta...
Gushing Men and Maidens. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
Cushing Men and Maidens. ---t-·" -- " Oh, Mr. Bllfineb, you are so odd." "Tae remedy, Miss Smilax, lies entirely with you." Expansire-Spooney-"W'hat lorely hands Miss Greatfist has!" Wentman-" Yes, I could write volumes on them." Laura - "No, I am hardly certain whether he means to propose to me or not." bMiss Flyppe - "Goodness gracious, girl, why don't you ask him and find out." "It's a pleasure to call on you this sort of weather," said Billy Bliven to Lhe girl who hadn't spoken .for something over an hour. "Indeed !" "Yes; it's mighty hard to strike a good, comfortable, cool place." A. fair eskater--Sa.eman-- A remarkabhle girl is thae Ml.. .n.ppor. Ton Xnow b? prtty well; has she any leaning in the direction of any particolar creed ?" Bluntly-" I can's say definitely, hut from the way sn which she disposed of my marital aspirations last evening, I should say that she was a shaker."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
S latil Notices. IIfROADFORD M ".ails'ArrivoeatlBroadford from- (Daily.) Seymour ... .. 8 30 Melbourne . 8 30 4 56 Reedy Creek ... - 6 5 Tyak .. - 6 5 McKenzie's ... ... - 65 (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Strath Creek . ... ... - 6 King Parrot Creek ... - 6 5 Flowerdale ... . - 6 5 Peterson's ... - 6 5 Doherty's ...6 5 Egan s ..... - 65 Mails Close at Broadford for (Daily.) A.M. P.M. flown Train (from Melb.) .. 8. 4 Up Train (to Melb.) - 12 Reedy Creek ' . 8 50 - Tynk . ... S 50 - MlcKenzie's . 8 50 - (Mondays Wednesdays and Fridavs.t Strath Cree .. 8 - King ParrotCreek... 8 o50 - Flowerdale, . .. 850o - Peterson's ... .. o Doherty's... ...... 8 5o - Egan's ... ... 8 - TALLAROOK. MdILS CLOSE AT THE TALLAROOK POST OFFICE AS FOLLOWS : nTown train 8 a.m., and 4.30 p.m., datilv.' For Traawool, Kerrisdale, Doogalook, 1 ea. Cheviot, Molenworth, Alexandra, Gobur, Y:arck. Bonnie Doon, Merton, Maindample, lMansfield, and Kanumbra, at 9 a.m., daily. For Melbourne and Up train, at r1130 ...
A Decided Hit. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
A Dcelcded lit. A company had itshertd at thi residence of Mr and Mre.--on--street, one evening last week, to celebrate the tt nth aneivera.ry of the wedding of teat happy plir. Wine was produced during the evening. and "all went merry at a marriage bell," until a young lady happer.ol to notice the five-year rid son and heir of the house beating a charm. panne bottle at a recllesa rate. ' What are you doing that for, baby "I she aeked. "I wants a pitty n'ower." "Well, how are you going to get it by do. in, that?" " Why, manmma raid pops wo:nld have to twit hitting the bottle or lie would have a bloe-om on his-," but the young?ter was carried Icf to bed.
She Was Afraid. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
Shie W1:s Afraid. Landlady: " I don't feel as it I could ex tend your credit further, Mr. Prcttyboy. You know you owe me two montthe' board now, and )ot're not worhlng, and l am quite suore you have no pereonal property of value eocapt your other shirt with the eIm. broidered stud.holes. \ hat security have 12' Me. !'rettyboy (reassuringly): "Oh, I'll not run away." Landldy": "Thoat'a what I'm afraid of. It I was euro you would I woulln't mind keeping you a tfew days longer. Li, I think you'il have to go to-day. I'll se?d Sally with one of any glove boxes to put your things in. Good.bye I" ?sroTu of the Both-Saturday night. Eorrons ?tnr.oiot: "How do you feel?" Ercnaoge: '"All cut up." Tno.E who crave notoriety seldom hungel after righteousness. IT mo a etrange fact thatthe firt apple was eaten by the first pair. EXrtnTa in enguge:nEnt matters state that the riung hould always lia oi hand. T'? expert steeple climber may be a bad man, and yet stand hig; in the community. Wto.~au doos...
Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 13 May 1892
Local and General News. IMPOUNDINGS: Kilmore--- 1 black horse medium draught, grey patch on nose. To be sold on May 21st. IMPOUNDINGS--- Lancefield I grey mare O on off shoulder, 1 bay or brown horse, 1 chesnut horse, 1 bay mare. To be sold on 20th May. ARMY--- The Salvation Army will hold meetings at the Meehanic's on Sunday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. Everybody invited. RIFLES--- The local men have received an order to appear at a company parade at Seymour on the 24th inst., at 2 p.m.. ad it is expected that the Broadford Detach- ment will appear in good force. STILL ON THE WAR PATH--- Mr. Hunt states that a committee meeting was held at Gobur on Saturday last "when certain infor- mation was ordered to be sent to the Central Committee at Alexandra in connection with the local polling." SHIRE COUNCIL--- The Broadford Shire Council meets at the Shire Hall next Mon- day afternoon. The committee appointed to examine the new night soil depot postponed its inspection. MINING SURVEYOR...
The India Rubber Tree. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 20 May 1892
Thc India iabber Tree. The " India Ita`ber" or "rubber plant" is a familier and cherished objret in many houses. T!:ere is not, probably, a plant among those chich, during the last 25 years, have bincome really popular for the embel. lishment of living-rorme and conservatoriee, which is better suited for the purpose; and there are few persons now who know any. thing about plants at all who are not familiar with the strailt stem and splendid great, dark-green, lustrous, leathery leaves of the "rubber plant," which seems able to re. east, with impunity. darkness, neglect and drought, and even an atmosphere vitiated by tee gases ,ram burning coals. Plants more tnan 10 or 12 feet high are not very often fobnd in cur cities, and few people, perbsps, who see coe of the plants flourishing year after year in the narrow quarters of an ordinary.sized flower-pot realise that it belongs to a race of veritable giants, or that the Fpcus elastica, as our common "rubber" plant is called by botanist...
In the Lobby. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 20 May 1892
In lith Lobby. "So delightlul, was it not? I felt ;o anxious to hear the new tenor that "Isn't he, really? We heard him firat 5- .D:d you, indeed ? That, they say, is his rreateet crea---" " His very preateet; but then, I simply ,dore wag--" "Oh, \'Cag-" " WagnEr. The moonlight on the-" " And the gr:oupings; no effective. Such freilh yoUng farce in the cho--" " That is where the charm of his musie lies. You seldom find in choruees--"'' "Almoet never on the stage. Bui then, as a nation we are sadly deficient m mu--" 'Deplorarbl so; ah, out carriage " And so has oure. G3od-night; you muet co -" "I certainly shall. Goodnight."
Why Cain Killed Abel. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 20 May 1892
Why CainI Eiilcd Abel. The basest frand on earth is agriculture. The deadliest iuislfatrr s that ever glittere d to beguile and dazzled to betray, is agriculture. I speak wlth feeling on this sul-ject, for I're been glittered, and beguiled and danzled, ar.d destroyed by this same arch deceiver. She has made me a thousand promises and brcken every one of them. She has promised me early potatoes, and the drought has withered them. She has promised cherries and the ureuallio has stung them, and they contain living things uncomely to the eye and n. I savory to the taste. She has promised strawberries and the young chickens have devoured them, and the eye cannot see them. No wonder that Cain killed his brother. He was a tiller of the ground. The wonder is he did not hill his father, and then weep be cause he had not a grandfather to kill. No doubt his Larly Ilase potatoes, for which he paid Adam 10e. a barrel, had been cut down by bugs fomunt the head.watera of Euphrates; his spring whea...
Varieties. De Possum. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier — 20 May 1892
Varieties. 17e PaossuaII. Yo' may talk erbout yer barbecue, yer tuekky en yer lamb. Yer tender chicken smothered in de old erginia way ; Yo' may smack yet moot in 'membrance ob de Nort Caliny hamn, But de juicy roasted possum, tab, will best 'em eny day. Yo' may t'ink a mess ob pattridges am fitten for er king; Dat de rabbit, stewed wid inyons, am good cnoqugh for yo': Yo' may ew'B r yo' lobs r fat, stuffed goose as well as anyt'ing, But dis hyah nigger sets he moo! fer possum, dat he do I Yo' may banker arter rice-birds all baked enter a pie, Er br'iled wid country bhotter in do nicest sort o' way ; Er yo' mouton lak de canvas-back, rid cel'ry seasoned high, But dey can't holer candle ter de poeesom-'s what I say. When he's layin' brown en roasted in de bigges' dish yo' hab, En de steam, er ridin' p'ards, keeps a ticklin' ob yet nose, En yo' gets so monstrous hongry dat yet longe ter git er dab, En feel de ye'rnin' oreepin' ter the tip eend ob yet toes. En erroun' dat possum, layin...