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When Grandmamma was a Baby. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
When Grandmamma was a Baby: I will put the clock back eighty years, `" ladies and gentlemen. with your kind per mis-ion. It is not 1887 but 1807, anl twelve years have yet to pass away before.the birth of Her Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria shall come to pass. 'Many wonderful things, though, are occur ring; and manners and customs are not quite what may be eighty years hence.. With ha2?t ton, next to the rout and masquerade the opera is the most fashionable diversion; but the occupiers of the boxes chatter and laugh shrilly in the middle of a bravura, and lounge about upon the stage, often in full sight of the audience. Fashionable folly is at its height, and there is a complaint that newspapers, instead of being what they once w.ere; are now filled with the " foolish- and, disgusting details of routs, gormandising, .gluttony, visiting, and guzzling." Good gracious I Young bucks of distinction, not content with their enormous whiskers, are mounting the " Jewish moustachios on the up...
The Sentinel. SATURDAY, MARCH [?] 1887. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
n' timue occdupie by 1excuirsn . irains,' ii t ra w .lii is ato?et1ier ictonolniv ,;uaiO coil .n;lering ,tlhipi pioufit niiade0ou t hf thesei 1.xi1rs1,is ' the " 1 art nent:. they coulIf::e', ilv i'fordto: ni ike the :,means of 'trcivell~j;g nioi.o speedI One e nfrine fo :a train:r cont:.i;niing: six lhni;iihre1 = 1=iasenadrs f for a ..jouriney I.fro llre to ,Bilhlait: .is not enouýli power to infake ;thi tri i attracti e bu t quite su ficiei t o inmake it tedlious;. If we hadiI two' elg'iie. with tw"o' trniins a eoiiavin " foin: hutindre1d ehet; ?,lie. ; extra ilnunber woeulid ihae a l'paliil: for the .increased 'coi;t, aIed theuincrease'd Sltetd imade ii: t:i?vel ilg to and :tfi:t owduld tend greaitly in proniotiiu thle ponllalituV: of e.ccursioins throughout the .colony. The depart ment' should, hoar in mind that a loin ]ourley i byil . i'. never lookhed forwardl to ,ith 'pleai:sire, u:id that there are thous:inds tlironnlhout the country who kiMll nlioti tke adt d nainai c:f the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
LEWIS & WHITTY'S A TREASURE IN EVERY HOUSEHOLD. : No Waste or Loss in Weight by Keeping. Save Two.thirds in Freight. i ~ Specially Prepred rightens •for . -L .Colors, Household ;ds. and PRESERVES THE FABRIC. SOFTENS THE SKIN. BORAX SOAP i; Can be used in Hot, Cold, 'Hard or Brackish Water. .CLEANSES, HEALS, AND PURIFIES THE SKIN. THE SAFEGUARDS FOR HEALTH, B.o~lx EUCALYPTUS SO AP -!:: -BORAX .CARBOLIC SOAP: Prevents Decay, Infection, and is Cheaper than the Ordinary Household.: Combining all the qualities of the Borax Soap, together the Medicinal and Disinieoting . Properties of the Eucalyptus and Carbolic. ' . EFRESHING AND AGREEABLE. Sli The Only Makers 'of Eucalyptus Soap -In Australla; - . WIXS .L, W r?EX ?' - To be had from all Grocers and Storekeepers. S. WORKS-FiTZROY AND RICHMOND,; MELBOURNE. -w': : - :: , ' " ' oXTRA0RDINAnY ANNOUNCEM3ENT SNATHAN.. Frnishing Arcade 225 Elizabeth street S MEL.BOURN E.. Furiiture,' Bedsteads and Bedding, Carpets, Flooreloths, : Pianos...
THE YACHT RACE. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
TIlE YA? CIlT RAOE'., The yaIchtl?a~e .tpook (e. n Lalke Wendo'ntee~i' Cmc~bl- wfi h W:onduree iii conineetion? .witli the Queenscliif excursion, proved -sonewliat exciting. Six; boats facei?'tlie tafi.tir (M1i RBecliervaire) Mi A Gale .acted as Wdrye 'The .Ws 4a stroaa'breeze6 fionI..ti e:.wes' aId l. vacht wentaway. on the staibonid tac to the Gaideni buiioy, the distahnce being' thie?. imes round the course. The starters ?eie the Viola, (Captaii E . TIodlI) Victoria Cali tain Hopen) Pinafore (CiptainJ .T Wells) Scud ?(Captaiin Seivers) Reporter C?.ap. tain WE:i 'odd)*.- W'edouree (Captain W. Jackson):.. iFirst Prize, £5 second prize £2 third piizc £-1. The skippeis. were all. Queenscliff fishermen : The Wendloure got. well away, anl when Garden bIsland was reached she ioked a likely winner, but when the Brace buoy was rounded the Victoriapi?t up alarge spinnakeri which soon.'sped her into a leading position in the race, and one, which she imaintaine:1 to the fihish. The \Vendoure...
THE EXCURSION [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
TH JAC RTON - li e xcnfi i toojlace ot i ;\ eo.lies lit :vi=- in roved i e yii i wiei v ' c nccesafire p ,isU non. tl:. ai ia.iiir.-ih wer- disai oiitGi iith not; ii , 1,a ide to ge ti;Liat tit.e at he?i: hind H.ireo t1el' hoon of c the delu t' u'Pe, the 1) ,i1 .p~iveu so n :-J .ih ýf1i.aL itat iTns -along tei atlnl ietween ere ;p.l Geelong, Y andlh picked o nne atheeigen QFi:i?.ial at'B illait the' ra tir city anu'i a nuineu d o:f:' counci.lloriS?'. cie ii'es nt:cn :-the stationm A ?. ?U er.i e coi:. of- their m ntors wýoeo'ente' t?'tnei?'t toi' 'Jown HI;ll]. :At: ,twe? ,e. o.clocki tIe Comiimittee of the .exfui riin!t p W?,v t -vi cd " Mr 1 Baileyn nuii 'i r thie achtIClub to .fi:ner at:tlieGeo i', e H otel 1'-oi: A i n , odcu p.i t he chai i ch airniman, piop.osetl t;o l 'oa' St ~t1cess -to B.larint, wlnic"ws respond'Ced to 1Yf MI'iyor , Thoiui?son. 'of' BPailaat i ,We-?.; The Qneen.cltiff .B irass:.a B?nt d play ed. in tihe rotundl in :Stuit street:r. he ii tors sepailateud in v...
A Remarkable Man. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
A Remarkable Mtan. Capt. Scott, it may be necessary to re mark, owed most of his widespread fame to a.'possum that volunteered once on atime, as the story goes, to "come down "and save the distinguished marksman the trouble of shoot -ingat him. The fable gained a wide circula tion and has often since been attributed to many men. -It was in effect that a party of sportsmen had been shooting in vain at a 'po=sum that was perched on one of the bighest'branches of a very tall tree. At 1 ngth Capt. Scott arrived and was in the act of pulling the trigger-when the 'possum looked slyly around the limb, and said "Who are you ?" " "I am Scott." " What Scott? " "I am Capt. Scott." "Are you Capt. Martin Scott?" " The same." - " .Well, then," said the 'possum, unlimber ing himself, " you need not shoot; I'll come down." When it was originally priiited; Capt. Scott's name was not used, and it is credited with having had a satirical bearing on him then, though it afterward redounded to his glory. ...
Agricultural, &[?] BRIEF NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
BRIEF NOTES. The farmers who make money are .those who cultivate no more land .than they can work in the best manner. Often pear trees that have proved unfruit ful can be induced to bear good crops by root pruning. Sometimes top pruning will answer the same purpose. Irregular feeding will do more to cause cows to dry off than any other method, while the practice is extravagant, inducing waste and loss of time. An excellent method of utilizing the hay seed and dust is to place it where the hens can scratch it over. They will find quite an amount of valuable material which would be useless for any other purpose. A layer of pulverized charcoal an inch thick placed upon the surface of the soil in flower-pots is said to render roses more gor geous, to variegate petunias with red or purple, and to spot violets with a darker blue. It is easily tried. A new invention for curing meat is the use of smoked salt. The process ofsmoLing the salt is not described, and it must yet be tested general...
THE SOLEMN HALF-HOUR. THE NEW CHUM. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
THE SOLEMN HALF-HOUR. Br SLuAs SNEL., THE NEW CHUM. We feel a sentiment of pity for this young man, especially when he is quite fresh, and his sensitive soul is in revolt against the, malignant mosquito, and the obtrusive sun blister ; then he is bitter, and disgusted, and degrades our native land with wrathful in vective. The adventurous party just from home is more dissatisfied with his lot than a poor man with seventeen unmarriageable daughters and the rheumatic gout. Be comes out here, expecting to find a tangled wilderness within I hail of the first port, where, gold may be dug up with a pointed stick, and where ex citement and good shooting can be had among the fierce savages; and he brings several revolvers, and some bowie knives, and costly, reliable shot-guns with him, and ammunition enough to stock a store. He means to be a wild hunter in a pic turesque costume, and to let his hair grow, and to wander alone in the wilds to trap the beasts of the field, beard the bushranger...
Heavy Betting. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
Heavy Betting. In speaking of some heavy wagering, Mr. John St. John, a well.known American sport ing gentleman, said-: " Did I ever tell you of my match fqr £3,200 a side with Hanlan, the rower 7" " Never," was the reply. " Hanlan and. I," said St. John, were at a regatta a couple of years ago, and one :day we' hba J.o go over and get £1,000 to.pay the minutes afterward we both happened tb meet' in the teh.pin skittle alley under the hotel. A crowd of ladies were gathered around Hanlau, asking him to roll a game of ten.pins, and he agreed and turned toward me as though we were casual acquaintances. "' Do you care to roll a game, Mr. St. John ?' he said. "' I don't care,' said I ; 'shall we'put up anything to make it interesting?' "' Wtatever you please.' "'Well, say £200 a piece then.' "' All right.' " Each of us had a bundle of money in our pockets and wecounted out £20 or £60 each and handed it with a flourish to Plaistead as stake-holder. He tumbled to the joke right away, and t...
The Horsewhip Girl. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
The Horsewhip Girl. There's a new style of girl on at present, Who's a terror to slanderous man; She's as smooth as a piece of silk velvet, But she's built on the horsewhipping plan. She's a ladylike sort of young woman, With a sprinkling of vigorous dash ; And the man who's at all disrespectful Is strung up at the end of her lash. She'sa lady, right straight from the shoulder; She's so modest she won't advertise What her womanly mind is devising In the way of a pleasant surprise. Don't you know that's the way with som' women ? They're so thoughtful, and gentle, and sweet, That even in horsewhipping a fellow They desire that surprise be complete. That's the style of the girl on at present ; And the person who thinks he must say What he can of the lady unpleasant Would do well to be moving away.
Decollete. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
Decollete. Mr. Jowles (at the party).-" Miss De Vere is about to play." Mr. Bowles.-" Ah, indeed ! Where is she ?" Mr. J.-" There. Mr. De Snooks is just leading her to the piano." Mr. B.-" That Miss De Vere ?" Mr. J.-" Yes. She is one of our fore most society ladies. Handsome shoulders, hasn t she ?" Mr. B.-' She has. But I say, old fel low, she must find piano playing very ar duouis work." Mr. J.-" Why do you think so ?" Mr. B.-- Because she seems to have un dressed herself for it."
The Advantages of Training. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
The Advantages of Training. " Please, sir, can you help an orphan-?" piped a shrill voice- from down near the level of the footpath at the intersection of Bourke and Swanston streets. The gentle man accosted came to a halt, and, looking down, beheld a wee'bit of an urchin peeping up at him. " On this rainy, night I am without shelter or that which will procure me food or a place to' lay my head," continued the small apparition, in a very thin, squeaky voice. The predestrian was somewhat surprised to be solicited in such precise language from so small a bundle of rags. " Why don't you go home ?" he queried. "I h-ve neither home nor parents," re plied the child, his frame racked with a convulsive sob. The gentleman, with .a puzzled look on his face, dropped a shilling into the hand of the urchin and walked away, followed by a. -shrill "Oh, thank you, kind.sir I" Two minutes later a piercing whistle came :fromin the little bbhndle :of rags. ..The :next instait anothersmniall boiy darte...
Inflammability of Diamonds. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
Inflammability of Diamonds. The ancients were as sure no diamonds could be burnt as they were that none could be broken. Adamas," the indomitable, yielded neither to fire nor force. It was not till 1600 that De Boot suspected :its in flammability, nor till 1673 was it actually burnt. In 1691 Averani and Targioni, of Climento, at the instigation of Cosmo III., the Grand Duke of Florence, burnt the diamond in the concentrated focus of the sun's rays, where it was seen to crack, coruscate, .and finally disappear. They had tried to learn the secret of its. composition, and, like a true martyr, it had perished, un confessed; it had burnt itself out like a sun. Forty-four years after the death of Newton (who guessed the diamond to be some "unc tuous body coagulated ") a magnificent diamond was burnt on July 26, 1771, in the laboratory of M. Macquer and in the pre sence, among others, of a well-known Paris ian jeweller, M. de Rlanc, who, notwithstand ing what he had just seen, stood forwar...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
Much ado about nothing--Gossip on the present society dress. " When does a man weigh most?".is the heading of an article in a health journal. That is an easy one. He weighs most when he steps on our corns. A Queensland newspaper gives an ac count of a man who tried to hang himself with a towel and came down with a crash. Such levity is ill-timed. "Why an actor quits drink'" is the head. ing of an article that is printed in a Temrn perance paper. We haven't read it, but imagine it was because he was broke. fHow bold and outspoken our sporting' writers are I Professional footraces for::large stakes are repeatedly "started'" by aead. ainb:ietting man.: Yete how ''ften doeis pressman:cntirpli l i 7 tieo l state oftliings! r 'It used to be, and no doubt still is, an occasional custom w'ith boys, for one :who' :has been " wallopped" by a' stronger to let his vanquisher 'alone and " take it out" of a smaller associate. ' We are reminded of this by the "healing "games that are going on here...
Character Written on the Forehead. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 26 March 1887
Character Written on the Fore head. " I cannot exprebs anopinion on the subject of painlistry or i ven Upon phrenology," said a well-known surgeon to a reporter, for, the Mlai and Express r?ecenly, ' for I have never studied either of them; but I do know that th,: forehead has a language of its own. By studying it the character of the person c;.n be detertmined almost to a cer tainty. Take ,a au an who. has a very re nrt ating forehead, which is low and shallow, you will find him deficient in intellect. If only slightly retreating, or what: appears to be retreating from the fullness of the forms over the eyes, you will find him very sus ceptible, very imaginative, as well ai ha moruus and witty. Compare the forehea .s of those persons you know with such of their characteristics as, you may be ac quainted with; and you will find that those. noted as being slow and dull will have very projecting foreheads. On the other hand. among men noted for their solid understand ing, powers of-co...