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THE TOAD UNDRESSES [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
THE TOAD UNDRESSES. It is about the middle of :July, when he appears sluaggish and not in :lined to move,, that the toad sheds Ais skin. If you wait patiently you will observe him press his elbows i-ainst his sides, and begin rubbing lo-nwards. After a few smnart rubs ais s' in begins to burst open straight a long his back. He keeps on rub bing until he has worked all his akin into folds on his sides and hips; then, grasping one hind leg w:th both his hands, he hauls off one leg of his pants, then strips off the other hind leg in the same way. He then brings the cast-off cuti cle forward, between his fore-legs, into his mouth, and swallows it; then, by raising and lowering his head, still swallowing as his head comes down, he strips off the skin underneath, until it comes to his fore-legs. Grasping one of these with the apposite hand, by consider able pulling he strips off the skin. Changing hands, he strips the other. Then, by a slight motion of the head, and all the while swallowi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
Ihg LittleAmber Boettie --A FAMILIAR OBJECT IN THOU SANDS OF .HOMES. The amber bottle in which. Dr. -:Iorse's Indian Root Pills.are pack ed is probably better known as a familiar object about the home manu any other bottle of a like kind. it is not theire as an ornament, but for * practical, every day use. In the S best regulated fa S miiies the little ills S of life will creep ___E ~ in. Some memuber URSES~ ,of the family cir DIRECTIOtS k cle may occasion ally suffer from Biliousness or In r digestion, and one or the other will Sronm time to time * [PILLS . exhibit the well known . symptcms a f Constipation. From these lit-tie troubles more ser ious complaints arise and should, therefore, not be neglected. ,The slight headache, bad breath, and -discoloured tongue, are the index to a disordered stomach, and the ne cessity of keeping a safe; sure, and reliable reMedy in the house is ap parent. By following such a course S the more expensive method of call ing in a doctor may be avoid...
With the Troops. QUEENSCLIFF ASTIR. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
With the Troops. QUEENSCLIFF ASTIR, Wednesday last Iwas ' changing day' with the troops stationed at the Heads, and the usual excitement prevailed. Sportly after 1 o'clock 'the first batch of incoming.troops were at hand. On arriving at the camp they were accorded a stirring welcome by the infantry in camp. Other troops arrived during the day and received a hearty welcome. Great interest was taken in the departure of the 71st Infantry with its champion band. At the railway station there was a great gathering. The troops of the A.M. Corps and 70th Infantry departed for the rail way station under the airs of ' Rule Britannia,' 'Home, sweet home.' and 'Should old acquaintance be forgot.' The troops cheered, the band as they marched past. The lads had smiling faces as they sighted the carriages at the rail way station. ,During their short stay here residents were awarded excellent music by the cham pion 71st Ballarat band, which was highly appreciated.
THE NEW GRAMOPHONE. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
1G'E N EiNY GRAMOPHONI. Mrs. Waddle' was in quite a state of excitement when the new gramo phone aftrived and thinking to give the Parrot a surprise, she started the instrument of with "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep," as sung by Mr. Waddle in his most approved draw ing-room fashion. At the very first note Polly opened her eyes in surprise, and then flew to her perch, where she rocked hebar self to and fro in deep and speechless astonishment, while the machine ground out the air. "There, Polly," said Mrs. Waddle, when the song had come to an end "What do you think of that?" "My word," shrieked the old bird his head on one side, and winking wictdly, " my 'word, my word, my word ! We've got the old man boxed this time and no mistake."
INFANTRYMEN PROVIDE SPLENDID GAME. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
INFANTRYMEN PROVIDE SPLENDID GAME. , A football match, which provided great interest, took place on the local ground on Saturday last, in the presence of a large gathering of supporters of both teams. The game was well contested, especially the concluding quarter, when the excitement ran high and the play strenuous. Many players showed eqcellent form. Mr J. Howie, of R.A.G.A., made a splendid umpire. Final scores- 71st Infantry, 6.17; 48th Infantry, 7.5, The band of the 71st Infantry was also in attendance.
Precise With a Vengeance. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
Precise With a Vengeance. .., -44--- A colonel in a French army who had a great eye for neatness, but not much of an ear for music, took occasion one day to compliment his bandmaster on the appearance of his men. "Their uniforms are neat," said the colonel, "and their instruments are nicely polished and kept in order, but there is one improvement that I must insist upon." " What is it, colonel ?" "You must train your men, when they perform, to lift their fingers all at exactly the same time and- at regular intervals on their instruments, so-one, two ! one, two !"
HUMOROUS MATTER. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
HUMOROUS MATTERS "Come to stay ?" asked the fish. "Oh no," replied the worm) "just dropped in for a bite; that's all." "I insist upon your leaving the house." she said, angrily. "Certainly," replied the tramp, blandly, " I have no intention of taking it with me." Kranich, "I vas sufferin' mit insom nia, doctor." Doctor, " Indeed !" Kranich, " Yah. Vhen I vas asleep I snore so loud dot I vas geep mine self avake der whole nighd." She : " That's prejudice. Why wvouldn't you marry a shop-girl ?" He: " Oh, she'd always be calling for cash, you know." a "'Well, is your visit to the seaside naving the desired effect, madam ?" 'Oh, yes, doctor. One of my daugh. .ers has already become, engaged."
Sunday Corner. What We Owe to Friendship. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
Sunday Copner. W.hat We Owe to Friendship. We do not know how much we owe to our true and pure friends- how much they owe to our joy, what they do toward the foimation and the adornment and enrichment of our character. We know not what touches, delicate and beauti ful, on the canvas of our soul there will be for ever which the fingers of a friend have left there. There will be a silver thread in every life-web when finished,woven into the fabric by the pure friend ship of many days. How impor tant that only the true, the worthy, those with clean hands and good lives, be taken as friends ! for an evil companionship will put stained and soiled threads into the web.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
Department of Defence, Melbourne, July 30th, 1914. N OTICE OF TARGET PRACTICE. Target Practice will be carried on from the undermentioned Forts dur ing SEPTEMBER, 1914, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.: Fort. Direction of Fire. Queenscliff ... S.S.W. and S.E. by E. Nepean ... N.E. and S.W. by S.E. All Forts from which Practice is carried on will fly a red flag from the masthead of flagstaff. Shipping should be kept 1 mile to right and left of line of fire for a distance of 6500 yards from the Battery. Occupants of buildings in the vicinity should open doors and windows. NOTE. Section No. 72 of the Defence Act 1903 1912 reads ' N6 ships, boats, or persons shall come or remain within the prescribed distance of any ship, battery, gun or person en gaged in artillery or rifle practice, or shall remain in any position so as to obstruct such practice. PENALTY, FIF'TY' POUNDg, 'For the purpose of Section 72 of the Defence Act, a ship, boat, or person shall be deemed to have conme or r...
QUEENSLAND'S PEARLING GROUNDS. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
QUEENSLAND'S PEARLING GROUNDS. The pearl fisheries of Northern Aus tralia are the most lucrative and the least understood of the world's fisheries. The pearling grounds, .as they are termed locally, extend along the north-east and northern coasts of Queensland. In years gone by, diving was mostly carried' on by naked divers in comparatively shal low waters, but the use of the diving dress is now almost universal. The profits of pearling are enormous. The wages of the divers range from £1 to £I per month, and a "lay" of £20 on each ton of shell lifted. The diver's tender is paid £4 per month, and the four members of the crew, 30/ to £2 10/. per month. These are the wages. the men sign articles at, but comparatively little money is paid, as the crews more often than not "cat out" their wages in "slop chest," viz., goods purchased from the master-pearler, who makes more than 150 per cent. clear profit from this part of the business alone. The pearling boats are worked from a schooner, ...
Personal. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
Personal. The, neirly-appointed mayor (Cr Cuzeifi) and councillors, with their wives,, having received a kindly invitation from Colonel Sandford to attend divine service in the Re creation Reserve to-morrow morn ing, will attend. Master Les Stephens has been appointed as telegraph messenger at Kew. Mr J. Cunningham, of Footscray, is relieving at the local office' whilst one or two others are in camp. Master Rex Stephens, who was recently transferred from Queenscliff toTalbot P.O., is spend ing his holidays here, -MIr and Mrs G. Cole and Miss Cole are staying at Kelvin Villa. Cr Ctlzens, who on Monday last was elected Mayor of Queenseliff, is one of Qu enscliff's oldest. and best regarded councillors. He has previously occupied the :position for several terms with great credit to himself and to the borough. The Mayor's lengthy experience of municipal matters will be of great consideration at the present junc ture, as there are many important questions to be dealt with. Mayor Cuzens w...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) THE MESHES OF FATE. OR, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. PART 6. CHAPTER X. A BLOW. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
* (ALL RIGHTS RES8ERVED9.) -IHE - MESHES OF FATE. - O R, -------- THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. By Hedley Richards, Author of "Thu --Mine Master's Heir," "Time, the Avenger," etc., etc. PART 6. CHAPTER X. A' BLOW. Pat had been to New Wynthshay to see Jessie, the girl who was for Smerly, parlour-maid at the Hall, and whose little son had been deprived of his frock by the bull; but now Jes sie's heart was rejoiced by the sight of one even prettier than the frockl that had come to grief, and Pat, having admired the baby and pro nounced him a beauty, was now on her way home. She had not ventured through t the fields, but had gone along the road through the village. It was black and grimy, and she was not sorry when she came to the lane that led to the field-path by which she could reach the path, forgetting that this black, grimy dust was an evidence of the great wealth that lay within her father's land, and which would one day be hers.. A's she turned up the lane she .heard quick foo...
SOME HEALTH PROVERBS. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
80ME HEALTH PROVERBS. 'cAn open window is better than an open grave." "Warm rooms have killed more peo ple than ever froze to death." "Wire screens in the windows may keep crape from the door'." "A fly in the milk often means a member of the family in the grave." "If some people were" as much afraid of flies as they are of bad water, there would be less typhoid." "When you see a child looking like an angel, do not kiss it; you might make a real angel Qut of itL" It is possible to go wrong in' many ways; but we can go right in one way only.--Aris,totle. To suffer and he strong is not easy, but courage grows with use. To sit on a sweetheart's knee is a practice sanctioned by .law, ancient tradition, and modern usege.-Judge AdamsL
THE FARM AND DAIRY. THE COMPOSITION OF CHEESE IN RELATION TO QUALITY. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
?THE FARM AND DAIRY. THE COMPOSITION OF CHEESE IN RELATION TO QUALITY. In a report of the' New York~ Dairymen's Association for 1891, we find the following statement in an address given by Dr. Robertson : "In every case there was a gradual reduction in the quality of cheese when there was a less quantity of butter-fat in milk. . . . However, this is true also that the increased yield of cheese is not in direct pro portion to the increased percentage of butter-fat; that is, milk contain ing 3 per cent , of butter-fat will yield a certain quantity of cheese, but if you take milk having one third more fat (4 per cent.) it will not yield one-third more cheese. At the same time, such milk is worth one-third more for cheesemaking, and thereby hangs a tale. You see, if it does not yield so much cheese, it yields a quality of cheese so much better that the market value of the cheese from 100 lb. of milk is a third greater than the market value of the cheese in the other case. "Every two-ten...
DIPPING THE FLAG. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 5 September 1914
DIPPING THE FLAG. The salutation given when a vessel lowers or "dips" its flag is one of the oldest and most honourable of all forms of marine gieeting. This form of salute has always been demanded by English-speaking seamen, and its exaction has warmed up the hearts and used up the pow der of generations of naval comman ders. In thie old days, for a foreign ship, whether merchant or naval, to enter an English port without veiling top sails or dipping its national flag wes 'to run the risk of war, although the profoundest peace existed. Without warning or argument, the shore defences of a man-of-war would send a round shot across the bows or between the masts of the foreign er, and if the offending flag did not instantly come down the insolent in truder was brought to her senses by being raked through and through. Such was the reception accorded by Sir John Hawkins in the sixteenth century to the Spanish admiral who, in time of peace, sailed into Ports mouth Sound withodt veiling hi...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) THE MESHES OF FATE. THE MESHES OF FATE. OR, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. PART 7. CHAPTER XII. A PIECE OF IVORY. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 12 September 1914
(ALL RIGHTS RE81!RVED.) TH - MESHES OF FATE. 0------ OR, ------ THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. By Hedley Richards, Autthor of "The Mine Master's Heir," "Time, the Avenger," etc., ete. PART 7. CHAPTER XII. A PIECE OF IVORY. Dr. Fitzpatrick had dined, and he was seated over the fire enjoying . pipe. All his ill-temper had vanished; a good dinner had made him look more hopefully on his chances of win ning Meg for his own. Later he would have to visit a patient, who was seriously ill; but this interval was his own, in which to dream of the girl he loved, and it was with some annoyance he turned his head when there was a tap on the door, and the parlourmaid informed him that Miss Morris wished to see him. But the. girl had scarcely uttered the words when Therese Morris pushed past her into the room, in time to hear FItzpatrick's muttered "Con found her !" Then he recovered him self, and advancing held out his hand, saying : "Good evening, Miss Morris. Will you sit here ?" and he drew a ...
SOME HEALTH PROVERBS. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 12 September 1914
SOME HEALTH PROVERBS. '"'An open window is better than an open grave." "Warm rooms have killed more peo ple than ever froze to death." '"Wire screens in the windows may keep crape, from the door." "A fly in the milk often means a member of the family in the grave." "If some people were as much afraid .of flies as they are of bad water,, there would .be less typhoid." "When you see a child looking like an angel; do. not kiss it; you might make a: real: angel- out of it." It il possible to go wrong in many ways; but we can go right in one way; only.-Aristotle. To, suffer and be strong is not. easy,, but courage grows with use. To sit on a sweetheart's knee is a practice sanctioned by law, ancient tradition, and modern usge.-Judge Adams. .
AN AWFUL NIGHT IN AN ALPINE PASS. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 12 September 1914
A. AWFUL iWGHT IN AN ALPINE PASS. - +--~ ----- How a mountaineering party lost' it;~ way in an Alpine snow storm, after a guide had first collapsed and then become delirious, and how it spent a night without food in a hole hewn out of the frozen snow is, vividly described by Mr. Elliot Stock in the August number of "Travel and Exploration." "What's to. be done, Hans ?" asked £Mr. Stock when they knew they were lost; " we can't stop here. We shall he frozen solid in a few hours." "We have to, Herr," replied the guide, soberly.. "We must wait, al ways wait. We cannot move if we cannot see." They roughly hewed a small cave out of the snow on the mountain side and crept in. How the night passed is described as follows : "We must all have dozed, to be. awak.ened roughly by one another at intervals ; for it would have been fatal to have slept outright in that intense cold. We were. kept awake, too, by our patient's delirious state.. At odd moments he would spring into a sitting position, ...
ACROSS DEATH VALLEY. A Forbidding Desert. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 12 September 1914
A Forbidding Desert. '"It was as the sun was rising that we began our descent from Para mint Range to take our way across Death Valley, in Southern California. The mountain surface is in rolls and drifts until it reaches the edge bf the valley, Where we arrive at the forbidding grey flat, level as a bil liard-table, save where here and there an encrustation of soda in some form permitted the foot. of man or beast to break through this slim crust. Our route lay directly across the sterile desert, and before us ran waggon tracks that were made by miners and adventurers who came to the silvecr-mines of Paramint. Old Tex, our guide, said that one could see on that desert waste the tracks of the waggQns owned by the early emigrants, of whom a number per ished for want of water in the years 18M.-50. When about seven miles out on the desert we came across.the bones of three oxen, cracked, worn, and weather-beaten, and three spokes near them. A little further away lay the tyre of his wheel,...