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A Canine Dead-Head. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
A Canie1idead-Head. While standi '.j---- street the other day, a well-knii idcog-fancier' relates, his attention was attracted to a noble St. Ber nard dog trotting; I~esurely along the pave ment evidently.wihiSome objective point in view. He contittiel his journey until he reached the tram-ca standing at the : next street, and tlhenstojPed close beside the conveyance. F'hen the car started on its outward journeyýtheqdog carefully boarded the rear platforn and conifortably settled down on his hajn?h ,i evident contenmpla. tion of a free ridt His repose, however, was soon disturbed by the appearance of the coniductor, and his dogship alighted in more of a hurry than he got'on. -Philosopher like, he made no disturbance, but waited patiently 'for the next car, which he bQarled, with the result of a similar ejection. It was evident º that his dogship had much of Job's chief characteristic, for the same dog got on six different cars, from each of which he was unceremoniously "bounced," an...
The Man Without Credit. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
The M ranWithutCiredit. The map.without credit is a failure. He is held inrmore or!less contiempt buit it oc !curs td isthat'soinethihg may l'be- stid in" his favor. He,'above(all othere?'is a in who ;pays cash down wvpen he bnys a bill of goods, Cynical people sllV say he codldni't otber :wise get- theimn. Admitting ýthis to ?be the truth, the principal andiall important fact remains, t?at he is invaciably a cash custom= er, and cash customers are worth a discount in theseldepressed times. You;never hear of the man without'dredit running up?,a la'ge ;grocery .bill,! andtlien allowing.it to continue runnir g and the grocer to run after it as the i:week'ifid=n moditlis run on=Thatjis to'say, you such soy mriich evil' reportsabout him in alcoiuae munitfy whi'e be i sinown. But men who.have credit'do thisfreqiiently. Many ~ poor tradesman has bden broken up in-is -business biecause hlit liadii'teiinoughW ':customers without credit. Who is.:it that obtains clothinig at thei;aiiois'and' ...
Duck Shooting. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
Duck Shooting,:, . i \Ther are number of liars in our town prevaritators, a more polite individual might call-thet.--but in..thji case I prefer to 'i e the plua ?bl.fa fnioed term, liar, prefaced by a big "L." "-.One- evii ng, not long ago, I. had the pleasure o.flistening to acontest betweenthree.liars o6f recogniseds ability - Ameek-faiced straniiger, who did niot fully realise af the time what he was.doing, relatedtile tiio an instanie of tfiepr6wess of, a certaii??huntfr who. broug'ht down twehty eight bi'ids atone-shhoot-oi the Avoca- river., One of the middle-sized liars, with con -tminpt depicted tonp his. countenance, k re quested the meek-ficed strangerr to "` come .off '.and qit.. stuffing them- with such an ciet lies as that. ifel toolo a - ieshii=pie= full of tobacco, doubled up his knife, and re turned it-to his pocket, stretched.his legs out. before him and was about to enravel a lie,! wlien a motion from the big bass liar arrested3 .him.1: The chief squared ,himself f...
A Woman's Apology. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
S Woman i's Apology.3 I was standing ii'v Exhibition street one .day last summer, gazing at the grand pile of which Melbourne people are so jhstly proud, when a half-dressed, middle-aged lady came up, and later on a benevolent-looking old man. The three of us stood and gazed and felt, oveircome. The:great'dome especially excifte.d oui:interest II-lookedbac?o eeary days, ai?d'iompared ,thisstately-buildiing withthe =bark huts and.canivashoimes which adorned' the locality thei. T thinkl I w:as:the "nitst deeply.~affeeted.....The.woman~ seemedjto ,b.e iob~ing the dome over to sie ifit h'd a bustle or anew.bonnet, and the old man, who was doiubtless a settler, squinted his right eye and seemed to calculate that. his yoko of steers couldd yank that-domes-all: over a ..tn acre: paddock if it were -placed on a stone boat. The woman went away.so softly, and my mind was sobiu?ywiti?old meminories; tihat I .didn't notice her absence. After awhile.I looked up,,decided that I wanted more room f...
But He Didn't. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
IWhen Mr. and Mrs. Callboard 'returned fromn tthler- weddii g jdurney" ttiey. ksettled right down to: housekeepi.ng.:;-Happier dove9 never-:nestled, and Mrs, Callboard deter: mined to make' home~ happy -'for Charley. from the, start. ;. No ,futdre miiisundeistand ing should arise in their domestic arrange hien.is,'if her wisdom and tac? could, prvent it? ;W\hen they sEat don to their first.meal Nellie helped him to an opaque slab of onme thingabout ani.ich fIkik, ;that felLoii the -table with a rdull, sickeninig,thud .." There is some Iomei: irade. iread lifk your)niother uised to `imake; -Charley, dear? J10life:said etertl y.i ;leaned.how to make that solid circir ofTleT ir611er obitpition arouind 'tihe inidhle0if telie'lof w?elienti?e?wereistopping at her.. ouse; lastweek ;, iEf you should. ever want a chiangeh can make bmread dh1iter thdi isnow~ and lighte~r than sea foam,,buhj the lind yournmother mi kes rtuh "yb Cmiightilike i' theifii~~t day toykeepeyou from getting homesick.....
A Duet. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
Louise-" Oh, Helen, how your baby grows I He is quite catching up to Rupert." Helen-" Yes,; you know he's quite four months old now. I wish he would wake uLouise-" Soihe is-are t they too sweet, anywayR? ipe thas twoteeth, you know.g. SHelen. "Oh,hasihe? Jam crazy forbaby tosli6t ou,-ho th ghtI felt one ye'sterday; 'bultxrse ?1rSysd'i I't:ýi'4"dýý;r":-ý; !* 'ý 'ý"ýý Louise--" Oh, of course not. Rupert was Helen-" Was he ? - I'm sure baby will do better than that; his gums feel .really. hard." .-:. Louise--"'Oh,,-Rupert'e -were. hardtoo,,.for. fully tw6 montbs before the todth ap ..eare?d..... . Heen~", Werel :they?i i How disappoiiit LoMise- Oh ii yes ;lit was such an evenii the-day weýdiscoveredthe".little whitepearl sticking throughl:i .had -been-out anud--? Helen=-",Oh,`Irddo' s6'?h;shpe1l a Shallfind! baby's tooth first" r . j? l Louise-" And when I came in, the- dear little fellowioolkediu'faindR eooed'o 'se4et: ly-» i °?-? tz ý. ¢.?Tq . E j i Helen-" Baby 'is. beginning oknow ...
A Little Girl on Cows. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
AisbtldG.irlon Cows H o stre a ht?Ie- ~/I"f composition on .the. cowv'-: .:' con is an-animni trwil fourmlegs on! the undelsidii: The; tail is:?otner, than the legs but it'sngtP lsed.t.o stand. oI. :The cowv "kills flies wiGt:h.htail. .A cow, has.big eaisi& that wiggle on' iuigs s;. so does tf.e tail.? A. Cov is bigger thar a calf" but nbot s -big as .a~;elephant. Sh.is ;made small sc-shecani go into the: barn when nobody is looking.; 'omn. cows. are dLck. "4nd some rdh., A. cdog was inushed ?oi.: She tossed th" dog itat w~orried the cad -that.,killed th?e.' at. Jack l:pows .giw :white milk-;: so d1 btheli cows. 'ildkmen sell milk to buy -theiin,little girls :dresses r-iwhJich: they, put .wat r'i t and 'chalk. Cows chew cuds and each._cy finds its °own ciew..:- This?is allU :?tie i :About cows.".. . . . -
THE SOLEMN HALF-HOUR. KING BILLY OF BUNINYONG. (A BIOGRAPHY.) [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
THE SOLEMN HALF-HOUR. BY SILAS SBNELL, KING BILLY OF BUNINYONG. (A BIOGRAPHY.) This monarch must not .be confounded' with numerous contemporaneous kings called Billy. The -frequency with which the poetic patronymic Billy has been applied to he-goats and Aboriginal rulers is sure to occasion. ambiguities in history. In the course of our rambles round Victoria we have met seventeen kings and fourteen hundred and eleven goats passing under the name of Billy. : It is with the intention of disentangling King Billy~ of Buninyong frdm this herd, and rescuiig hiis memory, firoi oblivion, that we'. cinpile this brief biography. - King Billy was born, of. poor but noble parents,' somewhere ".about the autumnii of 1835, and early acquired an appetite for rinm. His father. was.a plain man, of no great in tellectual. ability; he neither wrote nor dis covered' anything likely to familiarize his name with.posterity,-but it is said he could drink more stale beer at a sitting than any other man his ...
Won't Come Off. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
: ,Marcellus-". Lodemia,. canV you etell .me why .your mother'sicohsent ;to o6ur marriage. is:likeoiir niariage itself ? . . : -.. SLolelxutia- aam: sure -I- can't inagme' why.' -: ,' .. . ' .^ * lMairellusA "'-Becautse :e bao?th. thai~kher 'for it':* See' ? 3oth'thank her-- both.hanker ':iLodemin? (stffly-) -"Ah' that reiniids me, ?Mir HIakidnson,?can you tell ^me" why. our mairiige is like .the color of your n3oie.'-. Marcellius- "'No, dearest ; givfit?mi ; S:-odemiai-" Because I have abdnt-'c6.e ieto Sthe obiluisionitha'itit can't come off.:See;? Can't come off. Cobe'ouff.': : '--e o':I .: I'~:
From Sydney to New York: OVER THE RIO GRANDE AND BURLINGTON ROUTES. (Continued.) YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
From Sydney to New York: . OVEB T:HE RIO :GRANDE AND d BURLINGTON ROUTES, - a iBy E.W.i Moo., Co-sul-General for Costa (Continued.) L ---- F YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. a ;,Here, at ,Ogden, we decided to break off T from the main line for the purpose of visiting ti the much talked of Yellowatone, the nation's li ,pleasure"ground, as oir, fadetious "Guide w Boo6k 'riend terms it. So off we go on the T:Pr train to Beaver. Canon, a distance of B 272:' miles, where we take coach to Fire Hole le Bki in, which is at the entrance to the park. 6 Thecoach ride is.pleasant, through beautiful f" country, past Henry Lake over Tyghee Pass, cE "through the ever-verdant Madison Yalley, G then across .Ma'lison range, till at last Fire m Hole iBasin is reached, and we enter the= lo park. .Here we paused for a while, transfixed at with wonder at the scene before us . A,.ll around us are puffing, blowing, spouting w aprijsgs and geysers, presenting a mosti iui- W jousyspectacle. It seemed to us, from t...
Mistaken. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
S.pedeitrian who was going p. Geoier streetr - sterday dis"covered ?oma' sitting onta dor. step and. makin. vsarious maiotions with.. her;handkerchief. H-t.once ,braced up,, pplied up his cllar. and:.?ootht d d'ao . .is. coat and drew near hei jld scrape ' andi bowaiid reiarkI tiabit was a fine day?"'}s: I • 'SQ-prysfor youj: niste;,'replied the wo ma s.~a she. folded up hler.handkerchief aiid. .Ield:itto~ her jaw' '.. I presume. yopu tobk phis forw.nmsh i" . ` * "Well, maam-lem-you,know " " 9:.That's too biajd=idt' bad I Yo? tioght I ;as tflirting withs-you;; bu i .. ;it is. "simply :aca~se of theltothache. Beechi ng all-nigt, and 'nhti tryging toyget tuf o rage SAhulsee : ... " . .. 's toqo ad topi 4yo? to all this troihlea EhutiL couldn " It'sa ase ieie you reaily imust excuse me.. ui lm]ad :yAu ao.-.` It' dou t ..8.. .e. ,a- . .--- . - . .- . "i4lubaud w ill .meet. m'. at the denrtst? aunpoug; now, and. dou't. feel hbad: abut
No Manners. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
i No Manners. i "Up: in the back: blocks of New South ?Wales, we once came across a tall, barefooted, - bareleg'gedi girl. apparenfly-.about 'twenty' years old, who sat on hefground" ?i-.fratoft ;a log.hut with iherifeet.in a pool. She made no move .to get up, and the mother, ;ho, acame to the door as we rode up, noticed her and yelled out: - "Sarah1 Sarahi , "What ?" dra vled Sara;. " Whar's yer mantuersi ' "Hain't got none" I"':: S"Oh, you hain'mti .'entlemen, exenuer? neI She'icked ~ p a limuband sta ted""or Si rah. Sarah jumped uyp, got a. whack on:.the, back as she dodged a- sftum ; di~ ahs . sh sailed over the -bush fence in front of the Ihouse the limb tooks. her Eagaifi with,.alLthe; proper energyi' C 1 i- - "No, she hain't got no manners,' that's. so," said the mother as she flung down tlhe" weapon and came backikto us. "I want her to chop .wood and hoeperpater s. and. read SShakespeare, andthe olianwaiintsi:he'r to trap kangaroos and shoot and learn Latin, and betwixt the ...
A Bush Idyl. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
A Bush Idyl. Here is a story of a devoted bush mission ary, which has never yet found its way into a Sunday school tract. ;:He was a mn?ek and lowly toiler in the vineyard content to stump the drear back-blocks, on a raw-boned, sorrel hbrse, and fare with the lowliest, if he could bdsut snatchi brands?' from the burning, and leave the pofan'e station hands brighter and better than hefound themi: . Tirue, he always took up-" collection,'lbiit that was merely a matter of form. His 0ound layin thle North Western: district, andshe :isfwont to drop on a Istation towards thei eid ndof 1each week, when an'invitation to stay over Shnday was alývaysfoithcoming fromithe boss.. In fact, the Rev. Zachariah Browni;as h' called him: self, was a sort of sanctimonious;sundowner. Atione station near Si. Arnau?? h was especi. ally esteemed iand revered,t~the s~quatter and his misiisus beiig hypcitical skinflints then selves; so they alvays fed Z'cliariah well, and encouraged him about the pla1e, in o...
The Boy's Victim. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
} %°The Boy's Victim. o .Onwnearly .every;railwaj ' train there is a ca .man who;-tries toniake the acquaintance of P~ a woman through the medium of a child, qt and who, i?npeakiig to the child, glances at St the womaif,?"xpectiig a reply from her. On of a. train to bAdelaide the other day, a man BI :with a;,benevolent, sworn statement counte- . nance attracted by. courteous advances the attehti6n 'of a four-year-old boy. The little of fellow'was 'accoripanied by his mother, a ti languic'looking woman whose soliloquizing tr exclamations. bespoke a literary turn of Ve mind.. -.Shietook?upia novel, seemingly en- bi 6ouraged ~tt tie" thought that heo,son d so fouid' ls Dntural" rey, and turne 0to' a in •t dog-eared ': leaf, ;settled i herself t own in deep. sympathy,..with the tender ing he roine who.had: just despairingly sa ?.ldi.h, w miay the'rates guide me in this o' ful eitr eity.";: ? ? k. i. "What is .your name, my little~?mn ?" w askedthe man, extending a gestureiýiva- tb tion ...
For the Ladies. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
In a former issue we mentioned .the amount realized by the sale of some .of the French Crown jewels, and now give a few details as to the history of some of the prominent gems. Never, probably, has there been such a collec tion of stones, historically considered, and it is a matter of congratulation that M. Ferry's plan of retaining some of the diamonds as the nation's property has been acted upon, and that amongst these special gems is'the world-' renowned ,"Regent" diamond, worth, it is stated, nearly £500,000 Oculd it but tell the changes of its eventful career, how the hearer. would be carried. in. thought froin country to country, from one form of government to an other! Its first purchaser of note was Mr;: Pitt, then Governor of" Madras, who,, in ithe year 1702, obtained it foor the sum of £20,000: cutting it as a brilliant alone cost £3,000, and fifteen years later the Regent Orleans bought it for Louis IV for £100,000.: . When France was in all the horrors of the revolution ...
GEELONG JUBILEE JUVENILE AND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 20 August 1887
GEELONG JUBILEE JUVEN- ILE AND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION. '.-in November next a Jubilee Juvenile and Industrial Exhibition is to be open- ed at Geelong, under the auspices of the Australian Natives Association, and a large number of leading citizens, who have been appointed honorary commissioners. The Executive Com- mittee, in order to give the young people of the colonies an opportunity of distinguishing themselves by their dexterity in any department of industry in which they may be engaged have drawn up a classification of exhibits under which they may enter for com- petition articles of their own production of any description. As an inducement for them to exhibit they have prepared a 4it of prizes, numbering 1663 an. valued at over £1000, consisting of gold and silver medals and certificates which will be awarded in the different classes on the recommendation of the judges. Care has been taken to secure fairness in competition by arranging &nbsp; that exhibitors shall be cla...
From Sydney to New York: OVER THE BIO GRANDE AND BURLINGTON ROUTES. (Continued.) CANADA. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 27 August 1887
Fromn Sydney to New York : OVEB THE RIO GRANDE AND SBURLINGTON ROUTES. By E. W. MOO. Consul-General for iCosta Rica. S.? ..(Continued.) 3 .. CANADA. A most enjoyable side trip is to take the railwayfrom.Chicago after skirting the great lakesIand, viewing the Niagara Falls, then take-: steamer up the St. Lawrence river with its thousand' of islands .and unsurpassable scenery.to Montreal, where you anchor along side the docks in sight of the Victoria Tubu lar Bridge, a tunnel of iron across the river, so strongly constructed as to stand the strain of the immense masses of ice which float down when " breaking up " time comes. Montreal is one of the most charming cities in North America, and though a British city. French is almost as universally spoken as English, and in the lower quarter very little I English is understood. It is built on a slope which commences on the bank of the river, and only culminates at the summit of Mount R tyal or Mont Real, as it was formerly called, from whi...
Facetiæ. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington & Sorrento Advertiser — 27 August 1887
- Have the grass cut if you want your lawn :" -Yes, my child, yes ; dun is the future .tense of due."' .?. , A rich girl nay be homely, but she will __ 'never know it by hearsay. A. woman's. character is like a postage-:. stamp--one black mark ruins it. It generally happens that insane men at large have good guns'and know how to use them. Why a man boots his dog, but merely shoes his hen has never been precisely de termined. .There is one-word in the English language - that admits of four degrees of comparison bald, balder, baldest, wig. * .Elopist" is th'. 1test. Defintion One who patronises-a :other town for a' Man is not apt to fall down and warship -:; the golden calf unless he has some hope of becoming the calf's owner. Hereditary gout is a most unjust disease. The father has had all the fun, and the son;: catches most of the pain. . c.Thompson-"- Suppose a man should call' you a .liar, what should you do ?" Jones (liesitatingly)l-" What sized man ?" Canadian Policeman-" Where ...