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THE TOAD UNDRESSES. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
THE TIlAD UNDRESSE-S. "?.. ,- --~ It is about the middle of Julyi w-hen he appears slrggish and not in Ilined to movej, that the toad shedas .is skin. If you wait patiently you will observe him press his elbowsa igainst his sides, and begin rubbing, iownwards. Afte a few smart rubs his skin begins to burst open straight ialong his back. He keeps on rub bing until he has worked all his Bkin into folds on his sides and hips; then, grasping one hind leg. with both his hands, he hauls off. one leg of his pants, then strips oft?i the other hind leg in the same way. He then brings the cast-off cuti ele forwardb between. his fore-legs,. into his month, and swallows it ; then, by raising and lowering his head, still swallowing as his heard comes down, he stripe off the ski~k underneath, until, it comes to :his; fore-legs. Grasping one .o these with the opposite hand, by consider able pulling he strips ?f?.. tke 'uin. Changing handis, he strips Th' othst . Then, by a slight motion of the hea...
THE FARM HANDLING SOIL FOR PRODUCTION. EXTENT OF PLANT-ROOT SYSTEMS AND THEIR GROWTH. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
THE FARM -------4- HANDLING SOIL FOR PRODUC-' TION. EXTENT OF PLANT-ROOT SYS TEMS AND THEIR GROWTH. If one pulls up a wheat plant as it is approaching maturity he finds at tached to the crown of the plant a number of roots of various sizes only a few inches in length. Unless he is a skilled botanist, he concludes that these are all the roots the plant has, and that through these the plant derives its soil nourishment. Accord ingly he comes to the conclusion that wheat is a shallow-rooted plant. TRUNK LINES, NOT FEEDING ROOTLETS. These roots, however, furnish the plant no part of its nourishment; they are merely the trunk lines which receive the plant nourishment from the feeding rootlets and take it to the growing tissues of the plants; they are merely carriers, not gather ers, of plant food. The feeding root lets, by means of which the plant gathers its soil nourishment, were broken off and left in the soil when the plant was lifted. Since the plant derives its nourishment from the...
HUMOROUS MATTER. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
HUMOEOUS MATTElk "Codne to stay?" asked the fIsh a Oh no," replied the wormy "jut dropped in for a bite; that's alL". "I insist upon your lea~ing te house."' she said, angrily. "Certainly," replied the' tramp?; blandly, "I have no intention of taking it with me." Kranich, '"I was suffering mit lusom 6ia, doctor.' Doctor, " Indeed !? Kranich, "Yah. Then I vas asleep I snore so louid dot I wvas geep mine self avake der whole nighd" She : ' That's prejudice. Why wouldn't yod marry a shop-giil ?" He: "Oh, she'd always be calling for cash, you know." e "Well, is your visit to the seaside naving the desired effect, madam ?"' "Oh, yes, doctor. One of inmy daugh. .ers has alreadyv become engaged."
THE FIRST FIGHT BETWEEN IRONCLADS. THE MONITOR and the VIRGINIA. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
THE FIRST FIGHT BETWE?N IRONCLADS. THE MONITOR and the VIRGINITA. In the little Paraguayan village of Piraya there passed away on February 16th one of the few remain inig survivors of the great raval bat tle between the Virginia and the Monitor, in 18S2. Captain Hunter Davidson was second-in-command on the Virginia, but he had previously seen service in the war between the United Sta~tes and Mexico, and at the time of his death was said to be one of only three survivors of that Scampaign. Captain Davidson also held. the distinction of having been the first man to destroy a vessel by .-the agency of an electric torpedo. On the outbreak of hostilities be tween the North and South, the State of Virgira ranged herself on the side of the Tatter. At Norfolk, within the limits of Virginia, the United States Government possessed an important naval yard and depot : of 'supplies. When -hostilities com menced, Norfolk was full of vessels of war and naval and military stores, including many hun...
Personal. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
- Personal. We regret ' that Hon. A. ''T. Ozanne has 'contracted typhoid fever; He is receiving attention at the Geelong Hospitaland progress ing satisfactorily. Mr Ozanne's duties are beingperformed by other members of the House of Repre- seitatives. Mrs Crow, sen., who for a number of years resided in Queens cliff ahd remeinbered so well for her goodness and sympathetic at tention in cases. of need, is, we regret, seriously ill at Malmsbury. Capt. R. Thompson -has been re-appointed to the position of cap tain of the local fire brigade for the fourth term in succession. This is very creditable, showing the confi dence of the brigade. Mr Alec. Pollock. has also been re-appointed secretary of the brigade, a position he has filled with credit. Mr Ttuilock, stationmaster in Gippsland, is at present holiday making in Queens~1iff. At the recent music examinations of Trinity College, London, Miss Ada Mallalieu and Miss Vera Thompson, pupils of Miss Carthew, passed with honors. We regret t...
Queenscliff Telephone Exchange. LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
Queenscliff " Tele phone Exchange. LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. 'Athelstane' - 49 Beechworth House " 28 Bright & Bitcheocks 20 Collins, Rev. Father - 21 Caithness, A. 1, & Sons - 31 Caskie and Gane . 26 Clerkof Govt. Works - 34 Cobb & Co. - - 8 Easterbrook, E. -. - 12 Deakin, Bon. A. - 5 Esplanade Hotel - 9 Ford R. - - - 16 'Glenalvie' - - 38 Golightly, juu., W. 24 Grand Hotel - 7 Guy, E. R, E . 41 Guy,Rd. - - 35 Harman, Geo. - 25 Henley Bros. - - 10 Jenner, T. * 15 Lloyd, C. J. - 11 Naval Depot, Swan Island 37 Officer Commanding B.A.G.A 2 'Olinda' - - 36 Otway, W.D. - - 42 Ozone Hotel - - 1 Priddle, G. F. & Sons. - 29 Priddle, L. J. - - 18 Queenscliff Bowling Club 30 Queenscliff Hotel - 6 Queenseliff Railway Station 33 Queenscliff Signal Station - 4 Rev. S. MacBain - - 39 Bayle, 0. J. - 17 Sentinel Office 13 Swan Island Fort 22 Thomson, Robt. 3 Thwaites, W. J. 14 Tobias, R. 27 Town Clerk 23 Werry Bros. 19 I Werry, B. & Co. .- 32 The following are res...
Fire Brigade. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
Fire Brigade. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Queenscliff Fire Brigade was held on Monday evening last, at Capt. Thompson's residence. There was a fair attendance. Nomination of office-bearers re sulted as follows: Captain, Mr R. Thompson. -Lieutenant, Mr F. Holden. Foreman, Mr Harry Thomson. Apparatus officer, Mr T. Gaylor. Secretary, Mr Alec Pollock. The annual inspection by Chief officer Marshall ,will"'be held on Thursday next, at which it is hoped there is a good attendance. . . . , , - .- , 'A Visitor.'-All correspondence is necessary to be authenticated be fore publication. Itis quite neces ary to prohibit open sea-bathing under the conditions mentioned by you, and which is to be done. [Ed.] t The annual flower shiow in con nection with St. James's Church o England at Drysdale took place las week and proved in every way suec cessful. Despite the dry weather there was a fine display of blooms, and domestic manufactures and exhibits generally were well in evidence. On a num...
THE DINER'S RUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
THE DINER'S RUSE. The members of the club were tell ing yarns, when the quiet man in the corner was asked to contribute. "Well, said he, "I once entered a restaurant where they weigh you be fore eating, and then after eating, and then charge yod by weight. I had a good feed, 'and was charged ten shillings. The next time I went I took in my pockets bricks, weights and such-like. I was weighed, and then went upstairs and had a ban quet three times as big as the last. I went down and was weighed again but they couldn't make it out." He paused. "Couldn't make what out?" the club members asked.. "Why," answered the quiet'man, "they owed me four and tuppence." In explaining his reason for turn ing farmer, Sir Rider Haggard, the great novelist, says :-"There came a time when I was not satisfied with my output of fictional and imagina tive matter, when I thought I would like to do something practical in the world, something that would affect those who followed." He therefore resolved to dev...
I'M DREAMING OF THE MEADOWS. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
I'M DREAMING OF THE MEADOWS. Our Great Ballad, Specially Written for us by Our Own Ballad 'Writer, William F. Kirk. I'm sitting in the city, the city far away, The landlord is expected soon, he came twice yesterday. (1) The grocer's getting sullen, (2) the butcher swears in German, (3) The outlook of it all, dear he rt, I dread for to determine. If I could be a child again, a child on mother's knee, And get another leathering, how happy I would be ! (4) This city life is no account, I long to be a jay, I'm dreaming of them meadows and those new-mown hay. (5) CHORUS: I'm dreaming of them meadows where I walked with childish feet, (6) I'm dreaming of those new-mown hay, It used to smell so sweet. Dear father used to snore at night, but almost every day You could find him in them meadows midst those new-mown hay. So that there may be no doubt in the minds of our readers as to the meaning of this beautiful poem, we append some notes. (1) He came for the rent probabll, although the poet ...
M.C.L. Queenscliff Branch. Annual Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
M.C.L. SQueenscliff Branch. An~nfual Meetinig. The annual meeting of th local branch of the Ministering Chil dren's League was held on Friday, 6th inst., at the Cottage-by-the-Sea. There was a splendid attendance, presided over by Mrs Wicking (president). Rev W. Watson Laidlay and Mr J. O. Hughes were present.. The League has concluded a most successful year in every way. Over 100 garments were donated to the Cottage, as well as having don ated Z1 11s to the maintainance fund, leaving a credit balance to the league for tihe iew year, which is very satisfactory and reflects credit on all mrnabers. Mrs Wicking was re-elected pre sident, and Mrs Hughes secretary. A hearty vote of thanks was ac corded the ladies by Rev Mr Laid lay, seconded by Mr Hughes. Afternoon tea was kindly pro vided. A sale of work, under the super vision of Miss Hadfield, will be held on the 26th inst. in aid of the Cottage. 'Miss Harrison of Mel bourne has signified her intention of being present. Only a limited...
BEACH BATHING. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
BEACH BATHING. The question of beach bathing came before the council at Tues day's meeting, when a draft code of regulations was submitted by the town clerk for consideration. The safe positions of bathing were set forth, and places set apart for child ren, ladies, and gentlemen -respec tively, the principal object being safety and decency, whilst in the area outside of the prescribed mixed bathing was not disallowed. Cr H. Thompson was of opinion that surf bathing should be encour aged, as many came to Queenscliff for that special purpose. Cr Arkins drew attention to the cost "of providing the baths, and now for a paltry threepence people bathed on the beach. Cr Brinsmead considered if bathing on the beaches was to be regulated, it should be gone into thoroughly, and bathing sheds provided. The children should not be kept apart from parents. He favored a re stricted area, though people should not be restricted too much, as they came for freedom. Cr Patching thought the draft regula...
Hospital Sunday Collections. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
Hospital Sunday Collections. Hospital Sunday was observed in Queenscliff on the first Sunday of the month, when special collec tions were made in the various churches for the Geelong Hospital. An increase is shown this year, which is very satisfactory. The amount is £21 17s 7d, contributed as under: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church ... ... ... £6 16 9 St. George's Church of Eng land .. . ... ... 6 11 10' Military Church Parade ... 6 6 3 Methodist Church ... . ,.... 2 2 9. S"": 21 17 7' . '- -2,," .... .. ,. .
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
With the discontinuance of the civilian training troops in Queens cliff there disappears the Y.M.C.A. tent and its work. Many hut dreds of young men have found much pleasure and profit in the provision made for them by the association. Apart from .reading provided them, facilities were made for ,correspondence, and it -would be initeresting to know the nmimber of letters written within the tent to friends. Whilst here Mr Bradley, the secretary, has made himself popular with troops and towns people, principally by reason of his efforts to make the stay in camp of the young soldiers as pleasurable as possible. For the many favors extended by townsfolk to the troops Mr Bradley returns his thanks. There will be no complaint this season regarding water in the ladies' baths. This year there is a plentiful supply, more than has been the case for years. Bathers will note this with a deal of satis faction, as it adds greatly to the pleasure of bathing. The Post-office picnic from Mel bourne ...
A NEW ERA IN THE FAR EAST. The Fight for Commercial Supremacy. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
A NEW ERA IN THE FAR EAST. The Fight for Commercial Supremacy. Mr. T. F. Millard's study of the Far East, contained in his book, "America and the Far Eastern Ques tion," recently published in New York is dominated by two opposite notes, pessimism and a story of progress. He regartls the situation that has arisen since the close of the Russian war with alarm; the Japanese commercial policy in Manchuria is creating a situation which may re suit in war between Japan and America ,; he has nothing but criti cism for the existing state of affairs in Korea; he is convinced that Ja pan aims at the domination of China. And yet, despite all this, he has to tell of world advance. A new Asia has arisen, an Asia growing daily more and more Conscious of her own strength. MUKDEN. Take, for example, his description of Mukden. Ten years. ago few white men knew the ancient capital of the Manchu kings. In 1900 white refugees were tortured to death in its central square amid indescribable shame and ago...
THE HUNGARIAN GENTLEMAN FARMER. Most Contented Individual in the World. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
THE HUNGARIAN GENTLEUIAN FARMER. --- -? -- - Most Contented Individual in the World. Writing on "The Hungarian Gen 'teman Farmer," in the " Windsor," Baroness Orczy says: "He is the most contented indivi dual in the world, in spite of the fact, or because he knows absolutely nothing of what is going on around him. He does lust read his news paper which arrives daily from Bu da-Pesth, and has vague ideas that all austrians are thieves and scoun drels, and that therefore a enien with Austria is necessarily fatal to Hungary; but, as a matter of fact, the political situation of his country does not interest him in the least; it does not afiect the richness of his wheat or the weight of his maize heads. "'A keen sportsman, he is unham pered by' any game laws. In Hun gary no one is allowed to car~y a gun unless he owns so much land, and the owner of land-and therefore of g?rp-naturally makes his own laws for its preservation. "His chief characteristic is hospi tatity, almost barbaric in i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
A NURSE FOR 20 YEARS. NURsE EVANS of Tasmana and Victosia, writer h?be opinion o CLEMEHTS TONIC 49 Provost Street, Nth. Melb., 18/4/12. CLEMENTS TONIC LTD. "I have been nurasing for twenty years in Tas mania and Victoria, so my experience covers a lengthy period. When patients are weak and low, a nurse must know the best medi cine to give a patient. Some 1 have nursed have been so ill I never could have taken their case only I knew Clements Tonic would quickly restore them writing is founded on ex perience that amongst all medicines Clements Tonic is first. It is the nurses' friend, a reliable medicine that will restore the sick to healtth. Signs1) NURSE EVANS.'" Always keep this Medicine on hand and you will keep healthy. If you get it YOU GCT HEALTH AND RELIEF FROM LOSS OF SLEEP, , WFAKNESS AFTER ILLN tS-, CONSTIPATION, INDIGESTION, POORAPPETITE, WEAK NERVES, and BILIOUSNESS, All STORES nd CHEMISTS SELL IT. • Hearn's BI'ORChitis is eqjuaIy beneficial to YOUNG C xREN, AD??LTS a the...
Precise With a Vengeance. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 14 November 1914
Precise With a e?euegac.? A colonel ib' a French arxiy who had a great: eye foi neatness, but not much of an eat for zhusic, took occasion one day to compliment his bandmaster on the appearance of hig 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'!"