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THE SOLEMN HALF-HOUR. STRANGE CONDUCT OF A GOAT. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 14 May 1887
THE SOLE YiN HALF-HOUR. BY SILAS SNELL. STRANGE CONDUCT OF A GOAT. .There are few families which have not at sometime or other supported a goat. Once in a life time of the average wife and mothe' she gets attached to a notion that her swect babe is fading away for the want of goat's ,milk. She imagines the pure juice straight from the ruminant willbe the making of that babe, and cause him to become a strong and a good man. 'Tis then that she discovers the has potato parings, waste cabbage, scrap bread, and old boots enough t-, keep an ani mal with two appetites. She mentions the. idea to her husband, and dilates upon the advantage of having a nanny about the home, to play with the children, eat up the waste, and give wholesome milk; and she inakes much of the circumstance that it can board in the hen-house. Most likely the husband will oppose the motion, but when it is put to the meeting you can bet - six and .threepence that the " ayes " will have it When a .woman has:a yearning' i...
For the Ladies [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 14 May 1887
White and colored soft silks will probably bemuch worn by young ladies of an evening, trimmed with a profusion of lace. Jerseys will also be very popnlar, though altered in some respects'from th6se so long worn, and more resemnbling a bodice. The elastic cloth now used.will allow of their being worn in colder weather than the, fabric often employed. Many styles of trimming are adopted, beading and braiding being botlit popular. The material can be seen either plain or striped. . Jet conhtinues greatly in fairor with the cos tumires 'for collars, cuffs, and revers, as well. as epaulettes and "\V" shaped pieces for orna menting the backs of bodices. Jet capes are, also to be remarked.. Colored beads will .e also much used of an evening. " Scarves of Liberty silk ror crepe Ade Chine Mull are- worn round' the n~ok','afid~ either pinned or rustled with the ends falling'down, or else crossed in front and tied at theback. A white ruching can be worn, but the sbarf itself is.sometimes suffi...
A Well-Posted Grandmother. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 14 May 1887
A Well-Posted Grandmother. Last Christmas one - of A. B. Cowles' children received a music-box, the gift of her maternel' rgrandmother. The young recipient adjusted it and ground out' the "Sweet By-and-Bye." .The parents of the children were enjoying the fun 'As the last notes of a.verse of the good old tune died away Cowles sighed and said " Ah, me, how well mother guesses at the state- of affairs here." "What do you mean?" asked the good wife in surprise. "Why," answered the husband, "it has been nothing but ' buy and buy' with me for several weeks past.
The Sentinel. SATURDAY, MAY 14th, 1887. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 14 May 1887
SATURDAY,- MAY 14th, 1887. &nbsp; THE bomb-proof sheds in the garrison, which were success fully tendered for 'by' .Messrs Garnsworthy and Smith, con tractors, in February last,; and which have been in course of construction for the past two months, are near tbeir, comple tion, and are worthy of an in spection by those interested in: such matters,... and w`ho can judge on the merits or deimerits of an, underground: building. The shed (rather a -peculiar name for such a building) is built. on the spot where once existed an iron engine shed for the No.. 2 electric light, and is .in close proximity;'to the bar rack rooms, 1: This :i~ h6 only -bjection to .the': building, as .the .-barracks are; 'built' of woodi and of a very inflauiable char acter;, but it is intenided to con struct permanent barracks of a similar design to the ' sheds on the right of the :battery; conti guous 'to the present' No. 1. electric light shed,:but- this will not be for s6oimetir?i i to .cobme.. To: r...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 14 May 1887
IN MEMORIAM. Death came to us and bore away Our darling from our side. &nbsp; Just in the morning of his life He breathed his last and died. His loved ones now are mourning &nbsp; In sadness and in gloom. Their dear departed little one Now laid low in the tomb. Until that happy morning &nbsp; When Christ himself shall come &nbsp; And take each of His children dear Into His happy home. &nbsp; So patient and so quiet He was when he was ill, But God was near to comfort him, And He is with him still. Over dark Jordan's swelling ford &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; He gently led him on, Until he reached that happy shore His little crown was won. Then strength and comfort we &nbsp; &nbsp; must take, &nbsp; And surely strive to meet &nbsp; Our loved one, who's just gone before To watch our coming feet. &nbsp; &nbsp; And when on Canan's shore we stand &nbsp; We'll bles...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 14 May 1887
RAE—CAMERON.—On the 4th May, at the residence of the Bride's brother-in-law, (Mr Jennings Queenscliff), by the Rev. J. Gardner, David Wallace, eldest son of Jas. Rae, Esq., Aberdeen, Scotland, to Jessie Unah, youngest daughter of Jas. Cameron, Esq., late of Strathdownie West, Victoria. IN MEMORIAM . &nbsp; PRIDDLE.--In sad and loving remem- brance of our dear wee Leslie, who &nbsp; &nbsp; died May 11th, 1886, aged 2 years. Lost awhile our treasured love, &nbsp; Gained for ever safe above. &nbsp;
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 21 May 1887
, MADAMEE ANESTY wVishes to inifoirm the residents andi visi tors.of Queenscliff, that she is :prepared to .teach a" limfited number of pupils Music, Sing-. img ; and ..Languages:. Terms on applicatibn at Ozone -Hotel. E N D E" R 8 will be received- by us, at 119 Collins St. West, up to the 31st. day of May; for the Goolwill and lease of Cobb and. Co. -Livery :letting: :stablds at- Queensolifl; lately carried on by the late' Mr T; Stoneman. . - The lease to-be for 3 or 5 years- .. - The horses, plant, etc. on the premises to be taken at a.valuation.; :Deposit of.£50 to accompany the tender. .:Fo mis of tender and order to- inspect: on application.l;: i . :. JAMES ORMOND. : W: J. CRAIG. Executers :of the late Mr T. STONEMAN B OROUGH . OF QUEENSOCLIFF. Owners of unregistered dogs will be suim mIonsed.without further notice.: - . .. .. R. JORDAN, Town :Clerk. l8th..1May, 1887. : - .... ;::. - BROUGH - - OF QUEENSCLIFFE. NOTICE .RESPECTING UNPAID RATES. -No occupier or owner of rateable...
Our Glorious Foorce. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 21 May 1887
Our Glorious Foorce. The policeman iii a mian of appetite and zeal, a man with a cart-load of brains. If you study;the papers, closely you'll wonder how he manages to keep up, cumbered as he is with intellect. Thoigh he is usually cor pulent--weighing on an average sixteen stone, two pounds, seven grains-it is a very high difficulty that he cannot surmount and yet. retain his wind. If a difficulty planks itself in the way of the policeman, he grapples with it right on the spot, and don't you back the difficulty; ten to one it will get a bad fall. A curious thing happened to a guardian 'of the peace and quiet of this city the other day. He came' cross a gentleman in a fear .ful state of drunk and disorder, and gather ing that gentleman up in his arms, he nursed him off to a dungeon, and told the recording anigel~at the door to charge him with being in liquor and obstructing a public gutter. Next morning the prisoner had a head on. him like the pumpkins which abound in the' .vicinity ...
Very Sad. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 21 May 1887
Very Sad. , I shan't be witl youw great while, Janei,' said Mr. Melter, a good man of Adelaide.i ." I shan't, stay here a great while."? " Oh, George, how can ydou talk so?"'skid Mrs.s elter, with a lugubrious expression of; face. 'Becaush," saii?he, I? feel- as if I-was almost gone, and that I amjust passing away like a cloud before~the rising sun." Mr. Melter: verified his prophecy'the neB t day by irunning away-.with, a buxom; ahd sympathising femininie neigh .' -: As we were taking? a country ramble the other day, we were witness to a touching little incident, amplyproving 'the truth`of Shakespeare's ".well-known words," 'IHow' oft the sight of, means to-do ill deeds makes ill deeds done." Two'small boys were play; ing together by a three-railed feice;' one had :a long -poplar switch in? his hand, just : such a willowy switch as'makes.the handler long to have a boy of his' own to~d rr~ect ?in:d keep in the narrow way. -The, other was ex ecuting amateur gymnastics upon 'the fence...
Editorial. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 21 May 1887
Editorial. Country editor (to new assistant)-" Mr -Smith, you write, 'i An dplosion; in a -M South ,Wales coal mine last week.caused ,the death of a'great number of miners.' That is not a'n editorial Iparagraph, iti is asimply' 1a stateinent of news."' New assistant-";Yes, sir." S.Country editor-''iSuch slipshod journalism won't do. You could have added 'i The sym pathy of the whole worildwill be extinded to the families of :these unfortunate men,' or something of that sort. r Matter to be of an. -editorial naire'±liust oice an opinion. •l'
Stuttering Demosthenes. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 21 May 1887
Stuttering Demosthenes.. A gentleman was introducing a young lawyer,, a friend of his, -at an evening party lately. "I beg leave to present to you my friend Mlr. Barrington, the Demosthenes of the future." The "hope of the bar" stammered out some complimentary common-places and disappeared.- 'he-lady toywhon he had beeini ;presenthi remarked : g "It vas, cr'uel 'of you"tb'introduce that young man as Demosthenes; he stutters terribly," ."';Not at all! iHe is alDemosthenes-only he has not yet tried :the pebbles?'" ~' ,
A Trip to Tasmania. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 21 May 1887
A Trip. to Tasmania. We had no sooner left the 'Bay. and passed throughlithe' Heads! into the rip than some thing got into the old steamboat. She began to bow and duck and kick up and perform in such a queer manner that we held 'a meeting and appointed a committee to wait on the captain and ask for information. The committee never returned. WIheth~ r the captain threw 'em overboard, or they got tired out and lay down under the piano to rest, we, never knew. Pretty sooh after that the steamer .began to act like a born fool; It would "rear up in front and kick up behind, and sich"hbrseplay' on the part of a straight 15,000 or 20,000 years old was disgusting.. We held another meeting, but as we failed to fasten the re sponsibility on any particular person no resolutions were passed.- -- - - --" Half an hour after being out it seemed as if some one ought to go to the captain and ask him if there was any particular object in.the boat behaving in such a manner. A man on the wharf might be...
Mem. by a Married Man. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 21 May 1887
SMem. by a Married Man. " Himalayan cashmere promises to be in considerable request as the season advances." --Fashionable announcement.: Ah, yes I in the "new stuff "-no doubl 'tis dear My wife and girls will wish to .out a dash; And whlen is is a question of Cashmere, What care chey for a 'question of mere casl 7 c'Iswenty persons, out of a party of thirty, partaking. of a wedding ibreakfast at KRan garoo Camp, INew South Wales, suddenly e1 ll illaud went into convulsions. It was thought at first that the feast was poisoned, bt we hiar:i scer;ained that the lqeal J.P, asiriakiu as eech. ,
NATURAL GAS OUTDONE. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 21 May 1887
NATUREL GAS OUTDONE'. A. ? recial delspitcli to. the( '.Cicago. Triihne.:froii Onnton, l .Ohio; dited'. .November l: tells :ofyi.i: Wvoderful. - in" entiio~ which i'.m ?:y ithrow fii atal 'aIs" into thie shade. it says' "The li:ew comes ?i' esponse t??:a inquiry ao Mr W B6 [3. Si tlei*,. neighl boi' of ,the': in en tor, J. J.- Johnson,; of Colunibiana; Ohio .lr W. B Sntlei is a; prom?inent manufacturer ,f that :plaee Rr: Sutler .replies toe 'lettteriadd ieiseI him bya Caitoni gsinbiss n ialn alnd says Joihnson htas teen ?.working on the inven': .tion for sdme.time, and ha' succeeded in perfecting his process'to 'such ?: eix-' tent that Wonderful: results were accoin 1'lished. :The:pIinciple of the. miahine is a'isysten.i of siphions," ald air is forced.t ;alternately through wateriand :thliroughi oil resultiing.in gas.: The testi imade ,by Mr Joli0nson;,with the= maclhine firsti finisliedlby h:im resulted: ill getting four: I huindedi a ,i d fifty tliousand cubic :feet :of .gas froi...
No Grounds to Stand Upon. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 21 May 1887
No Grounds to, StandUpon. ,,? iYoung Husband--iReally, Julia, I don't :want, to. g~uinble,':dea? buti this ?coffeeis something awful !'',. i Youhg Wife- "You ought riot to gruinL ble,.Charley." Y.H.-Why not, dear?" "Y W.-m-" Because you've noground. I I strained it carefully, so Ikniow it." Y.H.-" That's just what I'm complain ing of. The blessed stuff is so weak that I shouldn't think there'd: ever-` been. oy
THE SOLEMN HALF-HOUR. A LESSON ON THE TAME EMU. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 21 May 1887
THE SOLEMN HALF-HOUR. BY SILAS .S~ ELL. A LESSON ON THE TAME EMU. The emu is a tallbiped, .with an inquisitive air and a handy neck for stretching after things. When roaming the plains in a state of nature, this bird is modest and retiring ; it will retire upon the slightest provocation, and if detained in the presence of a man its shy confusion is painful to behold. But a few months in good society quite eradicates that awkward embarrassment, and gives the most bashful emu the calm assurance of a stone Venrus. She soon picks up enough wickedness to last a life.time, but continues collecting as she goes, until she is nothing but a store-house of rascality and deceit and a woeful monument of the demoralising effects of European civilization. Give the timidest, most guileless young emu twelve months in the Zoo., where men will come to scrutinize her day by. day, and betray her childlike confidence by feeding her with strong mustard sandwiches and cayenne lozenges, and at the end of th...
Dogged Determination. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 21 May 1887
Dogged Determination. "Oh'papa ! look at that funny dog-juit like a plum-pudding,".criedoue-of the little Smiths, the other day, as'they were crossing tlie'Park. " What is it called ?" '" That, my dear," replied Smith, anxious to improve the occasion, "is a Dalmatian "ISmith,"interrupted his wife, "'if.Ihave " to speak to you again about i aking use. of bad: language, I shall certainlygo. hbn?ie to my mother !" and the outraged lady. seized her offspring by thihandi, and 'leal hi inm advance, leaving poor S. to bring up the.rear with the perambulator.
Generous. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 21 May 1887
Generous. Masher (who has been disappointed in a love affaii, and wisi.es to purchase some thing with which he can "shuffle off his -mortal coil ")-: "And: you really think a five-shilling bottle .like this will end a fel" lah's Wretched existence ?'" SDruggist--" Yes, sir; I warrant it to lay you out cold in fifteen minutes." "But I'm dead broke; haven't a penny., Druggist-" O, well, never mind that. I can' afford to be a little generous for such a good cause,