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The Romance of a Rose. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 11 July 1885
The Romance of a Rose. A story comes fresh to us from the coal 'mines of the Lackawanna `Valley- simple story, but rich with immense possibilities. In the "Diamond " shaft there was no steadier, harder worker than Jim Gardiner. What he did with his money was long a mystery. He had n'o wife, no family, no expensive habits, no relatives that anyone knew of, and yet no savings' bank account. It was learned later that all but the little needed for his daily wants went for charity -found its* way quietly, unobtrusely, into the huts of women and children whose hus bands and fathers had: gone down in the .crush of falling timbers or come forth black and crisp 'from the scorching fire-damp. There was something about Gardiner that suggested a former life of a higher grade. He talked but little, but that little was in words well chosen and of choice dialect. His dress was as rough as the. roughest, but he carried it as a man who had been used to face the world smilingly. They called him "Gent...
Big Words. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 11 July 1885
Big Words. . Julius Cssar's motto used to,be,; " Avoid an unusual word as you would a rock at sea,'. and Jule was right aboutit, too:. Large and unusual words, ;especially in; the mouths of ignorant people, are worse than ." Rough on Rats ' in:a boarding house pie. Years ago there used to be a pompous cuss i:ii Sandhurst, who :was a self-made man. Extremely so. Those who used to hear him assert .again and, again that:he was a self .made man 'always, felt renewed confidence in the Creator. He rose one evening in a political meeting, and swelling out his bosom, as his eagle eye rested oil the Chairman, he said: " Mr. Cheerman I., I move that the cheer .do appoint.a c'miýi ttde of three to attend to, the matter undef discussion, and that sayed committee be clb'thediby the cheer:with omi niscient and omnipotent powers."I" ' -The motion was duly seconded' and the chairman' said he thought: tliat it wouldn't be'necessary to put it to a vote. r", ' I guess it will be all right,' Mr. Pinkha...
ASHES OR SUPERPHOSPHATES. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 11 July 1885
ASHES OR SUPER]HOSPHATES. One of the moost vexatious questions ad.. dressed to agricuiltural editors is such a one as "Are aeses as. go0d a fertiliser as super phosphates ?" whichtis about equivalent to. the question, "Which is the best for a man, meat or drink?" .An:d yet (p. 684) "Our Country Hone " is quoted as saying that the neglect to save wood-ashes compels the pur chase of phosphates. True, there is some phosphoric acid in wood-ashes, but it is the error of all errors in the farming community to think that one: partial fertiliser may be substituted for another, or for a comjlete fertiliser; and it is the hardest of all errors to correct.. I have worked at it, as an editor, these twenty years, yet continually am asked these stupid, stupid questions., Certainly the agricultural journals ought not to fall into the same error.-Rural New Yorker,
The way he Worked it. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 11 July 1885
": The.wayi he Worked. it, Speakiig' of 'the, natiral inclinatidn of many girls' to iun-away and get mairied, inu opposition to their' parents'W wishesI an, elderly friend' of' ours' says the trouble can be remedied easily enough if 'bne knowsi how: to do it. " I had"to0 steal mny wtife,'' lie re-' 'marked, "and-'I: afterwards 'fouid out the: old people put up a job on'us. It worked. so well that when my girls grew ,up I playedit myself. .Now, there was' Ea., she' never would hiive'married as sbe did 'if she thou~ght her mother aiid n m ani~ ted' her to. Il?took'a -fancy to Jim, who :. is'a likely fellow, and wanted him for a isoin:la~i. So I got to running him down before Em.; told .her she shouldn't go with him any more, and= finally. frbade him coming to the house al together."' S'And what did she.do ?. Cry ?' interrupted we. ., ,. I S~" Cry I she ;ran off with :him the next night, just as: I knew she would. I tied the dogs.;up myself after dark, tO :keep them from:spoiling, the ...
Sports on the Sun. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 11 July 1885
Spots on the Sun. It began 'to'rain again. 'soon after dinner the other day, and. a .disgusted citizen who came down in an ominibus, beside an old man remarked : " I presume this is owing to the spots on the sun," "Hey ?" called the other, as he put his hand to his ear. " Spots on the sun," yelled the other. "Hey? Spots ? Where are the spots 7" "On the sun." "'Hey ?" "On the sun." The old man rose up, looked out of the window, and squinted around for a minute, and then returned and said : "Can't see the sun 'tall. How did the spots come there ?" " I don't know." "Hey " "I don't know." "Have you seen 'em ?" "No.". "You have, eh ?" "I said no." "Oh, you haven't? What was your ob ject in telling me there were spots on the sun? I am not so old that I permit anyone to make a fool of me." The other now looked out of the window and assumed a.careless air, but the old' man was right after him with : "You come into a'bus when I amni mind ing my own business, and begin to talk about spots on ...
Sympathetic but Cautious. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 11 July 1885
Sympathetic but Cautious. SSynipathyis iften a cheap article, writes a man: who has been all over the woild. Not that I would make light of, a genuinekiud ness, which counts as a pleasure sacrifice to lighten another's burden, but the sympa thy expressed when there is no thought of assisting sometimes leads'to droll effect when "put to the test. `I re?all a' experience of my own when a lad which illustrates this re mark. " To use thevernacular, I was "dead broke," but fortunately, was, not long "inr securing work.. It .was Monday, 'however, and. no m6ney was obtainable until Saturday. 'See. ing -a. respectablelooking but cheap-price restaurant kept' by a jovial-looking man one W. W. Tayloy. (1 shall not forget the :name)-I stated my ease, tellingi hiii wliere I had secured work, what. my wages where to be, etc., and asking him to accommodate me witha week's board. "Now' if you can't take my face for it," said I, looking hi iiiqfiare in the eye,." and it will be the first time my wor...
Did You Ever. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 11 July 1885
Gentle reader-or savage, wild, infuriated reader-did yoi~ever`i leep next to a watch making establishment? ,'Nol' Well, T did. The next room .as` the watchmaker's hospi Jal., It. was ful1,ofsick&' locks in various states of renovation-and, oh, merciful pumpkinis I I ,have never-no; :never-re covered my equilibrium since. :I: went to bied. I was hardly, in bed .before I found that the' clocks were indulginig in a grand musical orgy ; and-such an orgy. To comn iencev 1with, an :ancient, and: antediluvian time-piece, that may have kept very good time in the day's of Noah's Ark, commenced to strike the hour. It struck forty-seven o'clock, and then went into cofivulsions vocal convulsions, something: like this-" fiz, whiz, bang, whang, whirrh, snap." And then there was silence. I mean as much silence as could be expected with some fifty clocks ticking-on the other side of a brick wall. Then a shrill little impudent-voiced clock treated me to a solo, at: the end of which the whole...
When I was in Soudan. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 11 July 1885
When I was in Boudan. I fear it will be a case of the neiv Zealand war-dogs over again. 'Yes- And then how through the country Our ardor they will fan, By constant repetition of "'. JVhen I was in Soudan ! ' And how at dances and at balls, Only with a man The girls will dance who loudly talks About that bless'd Soudan. And how our sisters, cousins, aunts Will practise all they can To catch a: husband who can :say " When I was in Soudan 1" Yet, soon disgusted, tired, sore, We'll place beneath a bann Each one who loudly, proudly cries " When Iwas in Soudan !" And as each dies, to pray I think 'Twould be a kindly plan " Lord rest his spirit, and his tongue, For he was in Soudan I"
THE POWER OF RAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 11 July 1885
THE POWER OF RAIN. Prof. Tait calculates, according to the. London Gardeners' Chronicle, that theamount of force requisite to Iconvert one pound of water from the sea, or from moist earth, into vapor, is equal to the force exerted during one-half hour by a horse. This is given out again in the form of heat as it condenses, and the pound, of water falling as rain would cover a square foot of ground to the depth of rather less than one-fifth of an inch. Thus, one-fifth of an inch of rain represents a horse. power for half-an.hour on every square foot, or, on a square mile, about a million horse power for fourteen hours. A million horses would barely have standing room on a square mile.
SPORTING FOOTBALL. QUEENSCLIFF V PORTARLINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 11 July 1885
SPORTING FOOT 3ALL. QUEENSOLIFF V POLrT.tIIINGTON. Th: Queenscliff played l'ortarlington of the P'ortarlington Oval l'tst, S itr lay after SiAG'u.1 ? lieay',showiil fell ljtsi br:ford start. iug'riand it looked as if-the rain li'd setiofor t :e afterno.n. Those persons who p.t:rouise'l the glE)tind were afforded itluanr1ice of anusiiin:ut, evein if the d sptla or football :.wasio "i't.uo4d aiS it wodd,, have bi,"i oil a fiit da( ' ilthi '"i'apt :tined tl e Cliiff, wliil, S:mlclphcll acted in a -ispilar e p:ai:y for the Port. On ihec kick off, thei, b11 -was. forced out of .bounds. ul ear.±ia,.l itno the Clitlites' terri o0.y, wer Lewve olf niild it, a -l;yb r.tiuiiiing kick- t .rcd -it °b.:twaen -the"stick'; KA er the ki k oif the Par't again entere:l illtj po:'Siit, and the ULi.t's citadel wta, attacke', ,vii,,e l,evisob ninaed the ovril atil S.:nt it , h ,iogIh the- ut.rights for. the secondl t me. After -'v nIl.c:iiun ls wer. amlt led to the P.,rt's.score half time wascafle.id, A...
The Sentinel. SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1885 [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 11 July 1885
The action of the council in assisting the Sports Club by erecting a fence &nbsp; round the bowling green, is to be com- mended. Considering that they re- &nbsp; ceived a large amount of limestone with- out going to the expense of excavating the stone under these circumstances, it &nbsp; &nbsp; was the least they could do. The present state of the roads show that metal is the one thing needful, and this stone has not been used before it was required. Owing to the constitution of the council &nbsp; &nbsp; the representatives of the ratepayers cannot undertake such works as the lorination of a bowling green and tennis court, and works of a similar nature &nbsp; which are necessary attractions to a place like Queenscliff. The Sports &nbsp; Club is not trammelled with the Local Government Act, and owing to this &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; fact they can carry out necessary muni-...
Sorrento Police Court. Thursday, 9th. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 11 July 1885
Sorrento Police Court. Thursday, 9th. &nbsp; Before Messrs Hare, P.M., and Cain J.P.,) James Griffiths was charged by Constable &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Savage with assaulting him in the execution of his duty. The evidence of the witness went to show the beastly behaviour of &nbsp; &nbsp; Griffiths and he insulted respectable people &nbsp; &nbsp; without the slightest provacation. Owing to &nbsp; &nbsp; the repentant defence of prisoner the Bench &nbsp; fined him £5 or one month's imprisonment. &nbsp; &nbsp; James Holly was called and did not appear to answer a complaint of obscene language. &nbsp; &nbsp; Constable Mahoney proved the disgusting &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; particulars of the case, and gave accused a &nbsp; &nbsp; very bad character, also disclosing the many &nbsp; prio...
How the Colonel was made to take off his shirt. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 18 July 1885
How the IColonelwwas made to I., i-,1Jj.take, off his shirt., .., S"Invnever kine'w sich afellw sa~ 'yoi are to wi, Belper, said ' ;fll6w?offic: r to.Cap1 'taimBeeI , ,e`6f 'the Greens.' "'It' n8ot the' slightest useto betiwith'youi; one might s' well give you the dimoneyat once" It's shee luck." " " NI" !"""U.!., : ; :'" Nothin 'of the.and;imy'dea ellow'," replied the 'captain',bt b siimply1L a "littlef Sm atter of c lculati ' n:" . t 1'- ........ ;e :, - '"Oh", well" said th6`other, "'I don't call culate ;d you, colonel "' '' " '"' ! " ' S",6no, rep lied lthe colbonl,e "I onlyr Sbef^ 4 - *1&lt; ji ' . J.' ' "Well thidn,' d'ionel, 'eeing: that"ihis'i. my last night here, I'll make'i )agerIwi4it S'yo-Said thw'ciapt'ain -5'I t1`11 6 1 i i "GiGod,". Bidthe:col6neli ''ll.takelyoii' 'P 'By-the.Way; 'B6lper,'i- youll ,ifidhyourine~t 'colonel tý bit of "a tarta.-r;,'Colonel / artbynet 'idlbt siich an'easy-bin'g fllowtas ydu:found ' ''me"'Whatd'o i thirik o6frniy'wiager?'l he ' t n...
Dew-Drops. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 18 July 1885
Dew-Drops \ :. The other evening, at Bullock Town, a few ~armers had con-regated at theBush Iotel. Farming news, the stated of the leather, &c., were freely discussed. '. Yes," saidione "the mornings ire very damp just. SIHeavy clews have fallex -lately." 'Y r right," said anothr. "Weae had some very ievy dewvs. Just hti a.:tall Yac?'? e, who ,listening broke ii'.ith.l a 1laugh 1 rcall that 'g ye ,te here ? Why'erdon ?t?now what'.ju.' s ti his one-' hoss ':outy. Why, downmin ei the'aYteseI'tve seen the' jil'u o deep on the. groundt4hat the farmers;-vhen l).oggi ig their ?lndl have to wear!stilti and even then they ofteii'ive- t swim after ,the plough." t ere- as] ,in ominous silence:", Sudden a ?,sanr ianwho was quietlylooking on,] umped up and elaimiedi "iWh-thiit ''nothing All eyes;were turned on,;the' mll?mn.:. Yes; sariid:lth~i ismaill man, tat's nothing. Why, I've seenwithl my-own eyes-a-single-Jew-drop that-weighed 2001bs." " Now, look yer," said the landlord, looking ...
Gerty. A BALLAD OF THE BAR. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 18 July 1885
i 9o r'more thll'seve : in; al : ?::i,, ?v, x. BALL.AD.T.fO.?'TnIE,.nAR? \\,?l - You grey-eyc Gery, " So swift the fleeting. years will pass,y,?\ ,v v Am-more-thaw:thirty:i--' .ff Tell me, ny Gerty- whythat curl,. Thatiformtsi o fairk;so\oundi so white-'; _. i \ That3 stealsr a fellow's senses quite,o ' - SAnd lands him in a net ? ? iHooked, by the.\powers i"'Eiaoeha camp agne - spwell .. . ... ... X - . ... : " "" 1 adli n 'li del-pibn.iptter, 'Onfessabie yonr. potent wain ý ,, ,'Andlove:aii'dilarik'tlie live1ongd ay,\s t S-Andfo'0thegir ginhand bitter,, ,,\ , ,\ ýWhile you,\fmphrtial, fling your'similcs~i " (.o,favorediones,a wink \), . I aon d h pesorn, and4 rivalry, . 'VThat is 'tleilpasd,; ithithSk "i'n, 'S , Fillhigh te bowl vit SamIn wine SOr rum oR Ihenish erown b "EI take t?]e'money da vn . And one day, Geity' you will ga?nG fAnd tremulous, m's and $o hair; ý a i Whfil?6Md ftmireiin despair C , "' Grt's b itrlit d'aoldi i ' 7 n~iHJ~u, afR~c= :Bdor?'i~~,~~.ttS:rý. _
Private and Confidential. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 18 July 1885
, .Priv n Con ? el.. ; Frdm h privateletter~'ritten yMr. Glad stone somettimepngo, the following is ex tracted :"'?tl'don ? know what todo, I am sture. Tleei oppositionicensu~ir0me and the ne spapers say tthit('m; afovl1hat am Iexpecte do Should et ? Not mch; ?fry. .nn: udon,-atch me sliso eng Ianusket. I alike' handle an ?aie ~.1u5i despise ifo`1 iidle a-gn -It has 'been hintedthab should- cign fiat I have held offloe-,.;longnoug: ??wonjd. like to see the man who;his elld office long enough. Do ou suppoe'that Iidt-i'$drof power? Syane. h d old wave flg will have been torn to shedsyzagainst' the corners of --the-whistling winds when; you catc4hmo nig down. ,The man `eFho said; Whatre vehee fob if we are not : h.ere Tidrflic edeseiesea cenofapi in West., misirAbbey*. Thati. -shtuld-a; man who as so immotald s ever die. I took' up an American ape, tioer day, and satw'bythe-dispatches-that-fightning-in-the Soudar isistill'going forrvard ? 'ITm glad of. pit:T7hink I am)going -to -be qrr...
THE TEST OF ACTUAL TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 18 July 1885
THE TEST o' ACTUAL 'n?IAL.-This, is what proves the merit of pieijtration. The proprietor of Green's Aiiitst Flower,know: ing its valuable piopeitid~il meets this test boldly by preparing ~iimple bqptles of this remedy, which are sold at bd- This eii:iales doubters to try its virtiues at a trifling ex pense. August Flower is a panacea for I)Dypepsia and all disordets of the Liver, in cluding Biliousness; Indigestion, Sick Head , hoe, Costiveness; etd: Three adlts will re eliiVe any of the Atbo~; biicl A Faithful use will wilt certainly edrd, No medicine in the World has ever giieil seit!d iloof of its merits. Druggists recoinidild it With pertlt confi dunce arid physidcad pfesc'tie it regularly. Price for full sized IldttldS 3s 6d: SAd by all liruggis] Return tickdts att I?dlid;t Eididtt-fidi Fares will be issued at aili statednlS SiliUbdllatH lines t;eepted, to ~ieltouf?id by all thrdli~h trains on Itlt Add 14thl arid by the 4!tb4 thiough traids di iY th Jtllyj also l? the liat lip...
Protected Himself. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 18 July 1885
: Protected Himself.; , " ii'nm ot much given to practical jokiig" said- Thomas Pealring, addressing his-wife,; *"biit the fellow that visits'bur Woodpile t? night will wish'he had' shiveredin ho nsty; =rather thanhaave attnmiped 'to itrm limsPii; by theft;" ----.-- -. . ·- !"?It's rather an"-old trick but its very effective. For siii? time I have noticed, that.our wood htieen stolen. I knowtei thieves and I hav'efiled for them, Theyi're' p?artial to the wood 'that is already chopcd. Natiurally so,;.for the noise of choppingit would arouse suspicion. Well, this evyening,; I bored a hole in a stick, put in aihandful :of: powder, drove in a plug and smeared it with: mud to conceal the trick. If yoiushouldhe?, a lot of pots and kettles flyin?-,tlroughi tll i air to-night, don't be alarmed." , " Thomas, that's cruel." . ' " Yes, but it's just. My wood, you uider stand. They are not compelled to take it, don't you see ?" Mr; Pealringwent out to the wood pil: Soon returningfwith'an armful...
An Awkward Predicament. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 18 July 1885
S,,,An ,Awkward Predicament:. jIn'?writing this story I speak of aini~nci dent which, occurred when, although Aus-: tralia was. little known to the world it !., , large,jthe gold fever was in full blastfand' from England and many parts, of thewoirld ,:men were flocking :out ;here to toil harder and endure. more..thanothehardest ,workr;d uF .,galley; slave ,forthe accumulation of the golden dust. Among.thousands of others, I w..,,, fwasideluded, by the glittering picture which 'prolific fancy painted, and, leaving a not very lucrative position in London, embarked i ' forVictoria, pijor as to p?ocket, litt sanguine; o expeetatios1 is was luckier than most were and, 'having 'the goo'd sense not ~to squanider 'what Ihad earned by hard labor;,I S re.~imbarled for I'diLodinon precisely the same d~ayI'had left it nearly six years Ve fore, a richer and happier man, not' so much 6 ' t'f6i'tlie 'wealth :'Ipossessed, but ithe good. '.* .which its possession would enable me to do. I had' a favo...