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FANCY DRESS BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
The-, second fancy dress ball :on: QiLieeniscliff ?as: carried out in A.dnians' assembly room bon Mo0nday night last,.. when a large gathering of ladies and gentlemen in character -tookt part in the display. Tiwelve musicians, in ....costurae, dis c,"ure.d sweet Sln;ic fii the t.e. `of the halls'; ,'iich was 0choicelyti.., decorat- with mare str,~ubs in '.ot;, flowers- and situes. Th inside i o the o0oi w?asv Ited. uP with g"t.s antd. lJArg'e Japanese. an terns, .rid the long. h 1l st.i ned with fernery floweris, nmide a -brait liai.t fect.. An interesting Spart of the progiramime was th;e :cection of the best sustained I: dv and gentleman character.. The baillot, which, was. gone through by 1 r C. C.. Simpson. showed the ,fillowing resuýlt 1. A da. indell, Fairy Queein, 2(. Go ightLy,DuIke of Wet. ' 'm n¬,,.si.8i Ros 'BiUl~gte- Sil et'= Sueen; Golighti;, ,Ean. The ght's .amusemeit .was vailted loudlyby all who took part. A the close three spon taneous cheers were: given for the .ge...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
JTA E° S ., hOWLER :S oi Street. T:?': tY;'" '' F 1 .-All kind. of Tinware madde and repaired-- ,Tflk:s ma.:ie. " t;nis fixed; &c. . BOARD AND RESIDENCE.' . 3eb.ls at ill l ul -s. : .... Picnici parties aind visitirs supplied. witlh light L efresiments. FR UI IN AU,'XSOND - O ULENSC0LI1F .? : "Qu~adrill Assembly In; the Foresters Hall. -NEXT:.THUTRS.DAY:. SAt 8. 30. " . . - : . , , , .-"~i,'-rn kI ...... - -."T.' - STATIONERY, . and .FANCY G..OODS" DEPOT. B, resse street. Qrcliff (Opposite Puibilici Lil:ra?y). SFresh Fruit ITea ind Coffee Confectionery I Refreshments; S , , ETc., Ec. . Bestbrands of Cigars. & Tobacco ....Tea or Coffee, 3d per Cup OOULSON,, HAYE, and CO., Wine and Spirit Merchants, Shipping Grocers. 157 Collins st. W., ' Melbourne. W NV M. HILLIER'S UMBRELLA MANUFACTORY ' in GHERINGHAP STREET¶ . Opposite Post-office, ' Geelong. ...... Umbrellas made to order, re-covered; and repaired Parasols re-covered.. and r:e-lined with ladies own mateiialpreferre...
Beer as an Elixir of Life. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
Beer as an Elixir of Life. A remarkable pamphlet has .just been published :by Mr. J. Thomann, of New York, in which it is shown, on the strength of official statistics, that beer is the healthiest drink known. These statistics show, says the writer, that the risks incurred in in. suring the lives of habitual beer drinkers are less by 40 per cent. than the ordinary risks of such transactions. The death rate per 1000 in the regular army of the United States in 1885 was 10.9; so that, even as compared with soldiers in peace time, we find that men employed in breweries have a substantial advantage in point of low rate of mortality. Mr. Thomann further gives a number of interesting facts connected with American breweries and the workmen engaged there. In every brewery there is a room in which beer is constantly on tap, to be used by every workman at pleasure, and free of charge. The average daily con. sumption of malt liquor for each individual is 25.37 glasses, or about 10 pints. Accord...
My Adventure With a Burglar. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
My Adventure With a Burglar. When I first moved to the country I was afraid of burglars, and slept with a revolver under my pillow. I used to fire it on retir. ing, thinking that would scare them away. But all this produced each vivid and fright. ful nightmares that I long ago discarded the weapon as being more dangerous to those in the household than to robbers. Finally, I reasoned away my needless fears, and got into the comfortable habit of going to bed, and sleeping as innocently as a babe, never locking the doors and win dows, which wouldn't keep out thieves any way, and in warm weather leaving them wide open. I began to imagine that a robber couldn't find our house in the dark, for it is. scarcely visible in the day-time, being off the road, and hidden under the edge of a mile tract of woodland. For city people, who get in a panic at the name of burglars, it would be lonesome enough, and one look from our balcony at night into the pitchy blackness of the woods would make them ...
The Wail of the Poets. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
The Wail of the Poets. We're a band of poetical brothers Note the fine frenzied roll in our eye ! But we suffer as well as some others From demand falling short of supply ; For, alas 1-and it's painful to mark it- A poet's no longer divine, Or divinity's down in the market, When it sells at three.ha'pence a line. THE EPIO POET. I've written in measures heroio A decasyllabio repast, The incidents paleozoic, The scheme most transcendently vast, The figures of speech all in keeping, The diction majestic in fine And conoieve how it set my flesh creeping To be offered three-ha'pence a line. THE LYBIC POiT. In lyrical measures excelling, In sonnet and sweet pretty song, The daintiest strophes compelling, I fancy I've shown rather strong. But for all of this beauty ideal Cropping out in each stanza of mine, It certainly doesn't seem real That I get but three.ha'pence a line. THE DRAMATIC POET. For poems dramatic, believe me, I've quite an exceptional skill ; I know of no ancient could leav...
A Hideous Scene. VISIT TO A TEMPLE OF WORSHIP IN NEW GUINEA. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
A Hideous Scene. VISIT TO A TEMPLE OF WORSHIP IN NEW GUINEA.. The temple of a native building was really good. In front was thelarge platform, and immediately under the great high'peak in front was a large veraudah on which the men sat sheltered ftom the sun and rain. Rising from the verandah, were three large posts supporting what he had called the peak, about eighty feet high. Standing just inside these posts I looked down a aisle nearly 200-feet in length. All down either side was hunt: with what looked like splendid silk cur tains, and these were made from the young fronds of the sago palm, split up when quite new. The flooring of the aisle, two feet broad appeared tobea dark-stained, highly-polished wood, and carved with figures of men, croco diles and cassowaries ; this was made from the skin of the sago palm, and received -its high polish from the blood of victims dragged along to the end where the most sacred place. was, and the constant tread of numerous feet Inside, the wh...
Invited to a Hanging. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
Invited to a Hanging. After exhausting the other sights in the little South Carolina town, we went over to the gaol to see a murderer who was to be hung one week from that day. He was a white man, about forty years of age, and he had killed his'wife with an axe because they differed in opinion. If a wife will insist upon differing with her husband she must be prepared for the worst. Husbands will suffer long and give no sign, but there is such a thing as driving them to desper ation. When we entered the corridor the Sheriff was engaged in soaping the hangman's rope. It was a new one, and he was in a hurry to render it smooth and pliable, and have the job off his hands. He took the rope along in his hand as we entered the cell of the con. demned, and after a formal introduction the gentleman who was so soon to go on an ex cursion reached for the rope, carefully inspected it, and observed " Bill, you are doing a slick job on that." "Well, I'm trying hard." " If I can help you in any w...
ALL SORTS OF ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
A l irt i fin tie thir'l 1 time 'l-i'" epreviousrn h ,ibuaidt owined .:irLe sug;r , c- ,is:what may be termed a ssuccessful o.ihiwa' l .i-. Wit. h the dairkening . inchanging temiper atures the diges : e? - ;comes impired~ thd lid r disordered 'i.'ef;.: intd 'dspoidenid. uniess thi e cau'se' ' dF -ic ifiregularity be expelled from the blond - ;'idy : .by an alterative like these-Pilis. a ; bo directly to fbe source of.the evil, o;-:: irit all iimppities from the circulation, i.:i:.'..r» e distempered orgin'i.to heir natuial :!i; and correct; nl defectixveiia contami na-* .:;ii retions.:; 5ui de:'·vnmed ofi stitut : . i-.;ellth, slew'.!: , ::n!d '*l&lt;e('!'fil]nleis sholidl :;j.';f ":h6 i poss.sf'; i'' ,f f ;,' Jit .-!is;, stominnchs : fi ,eac. wh . .ni inh9 d n i:iC- i ifT cIIn h lir::sel, : ' hose -bi'ii h' oir.-work,)rl. Hfilln :?-'is ?iseintit.l!v ;i t.ih l-,, pei-enfriog m:di i c..''' ecrebyii. iil'ii'e.iv'-Te.hino .'he re S:;~y',i?k. fibIes of tle fran. .u effect a iun...
Time to Consider [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
Time to Consider The wife of a well known clergyman in this city possesses such a fancy for Angora cats that she has a room devoted to them, leading out of .which a gallery is built, so that the animals can have fresh air and exer cise, without wandering away, An old college friend met the parson in the street lately ; not having seen each other for some years, the meeting was most plea. sant. At last he asked : 'George, what are you doing now ?" " Well," said he, "I am married, am pas tor of a fine church, and get a good salary." "And your wife ?" "My wife? She is in a cat-raising busi ness," In addition to the cat craze, a monkey was added to the household menagerie, and all went pleasantly until one day, as the doctor stepped into his bath, the monkey jumped in with him. Then there was wrath in the old man's eye, and after a brief strug. gle he left the bath, holding the mon key by the neck, both dripping with water, and marched into the presence of his good lady, saying : " Mada...
A Little Mistake. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
A Little Mistake. There is a certain doctor in this neigh. bourhood who has'been trying very hard for two days to explain to his wife and his mother-in-law that he meant them no harm in a little matter of recent occurrence. He is a man who, when he sees anything nice at a grocery, sends it home for the family. While he does notdo the marketing gener ally, he simply looks out for choice things that a grocer may have for sale, and fre. quently surprises h's people with some deli cacy that they might not have had but for his prowling around the shops. The doctor is a great dog-fancier, keeping I lot of pointers, setters, mastiffs, &e., and is a great sportsman. The other day he saw at a gro cer's some patent "dog biscuit," which hare come into use latelyrfor feeding dogs. The biscuits are about three inches square, an inch thick, and hard as iron, with an ap pearance the same as composition belting. The dogs biscuit are made of poor flour and water. filled with meat fibre, live...
The Bulldogs [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
The Bulldogs The bulldog is a savage beast, He never fumes nor rants, But he will leave the daintiest feast To tear a lover's pants. (We trustbour good "esthetic friends Will pardon us this time, For " trousers " would not suit our ends, Because they would not rhyme:) And when he gets a solid grip (We mean the purp, you know), Until thoa.e ncOthrc garments r-r-rip, He never will let go ; Bat sets his teeth and growls and growls, With mali. e ill-concealed, Unmindful of the lover's howls, Until the cloth doth yield. And then the lover climbs the fence. And is un'oath to stop, But rapidly meanders hence Unto the tailor's shop. So out of evil good doth come For, though the lover swears, It makes the tailor's.business hum To mend the bulldog's tears. . :: i --
Sundries. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
Sundries. Miss Dora (who has suffered a dislocation 9 of the wrist)-" Doctor, what if I had died 1 before you came, would I have been a crip- c pled angel ?" Doctor-" Oh I you could f have been doctored in Heaven." Miss Dora t (in surprise)--" Why, do' doctors go "to heaven ?" Waggish clerk-" I see -you've hired Tim Dolan to drive one of the warrgons.". Mana-. ger-" Yes. 'Isn't he all right ?" ' Waggish E clerk-" Well, that's for you to find out. Where was he employed before losing his load." Manager-" Why, he came 'well recommended. What did he haul ?" Wag- 1 gish clerk-" He drove a sprinkling cart." The following quaint advertisement' ap peared in an English contemporary recently -" A situation wanted by a steady young woman of the Established Church, who un derstands a cow." There's very little Chris tianity in a cow according to our country experience. It's easy enough to understand the cow; the sublime difficulty is to get the cow.to understand you. In the opinion of the scient...
A Man of Principle. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 30 April 1887
A IMan of Principle. A very lively discussion was .going-on in a Lliqu6r. dispensary last Sunday whilst the guardian of the peace was, away sgoning with a red-haired slavey in badcktyard. Finally one of the parties aereto remarked " Bill Jones, I've known you a long time, and I've just about arrived at the conclusion that you're one of the few men that can crush Truth so thoroughly that a steam crane couldn't get her up again." "Jim, if you call me a liar, I'll have to lick you." " Y6u're a liar, Bill." ' " I am, am I?" "Yes, sir." "You call me a liar, do you?" "That's what I do. You said you'd lick me, and it's about time to begin." "Jim, I feel like mopping up the floor with you,.and I know I can do it, and it's what I call a low down, mean trick for you to insult me on Sunday, beci use I've got re ligious principles. You just drop around to morrow, and call me a liar."