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BIG DEALS. Some Famous Spot-Cash Transactions. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
BIG DEALS. Some Famous Spot-Cash Transactions. The sudden purchase of the Picem dilly Hotel for the sum of £500,000 is a remarkable instance of a huge concern changing hands in a few moments. It. was easy enough for Mr. Mallaby-Deeley to draw a cheque for half a million, but the compli cated nature of the deal is only ap parent when one tries to realise what half a million of money really is. But half a million down is by no. means a recsord. There have been numerous sales of great English es tates during the. last twenty years, and more than £500,000 has been paid on at least two occasions. One es tate alone-the Kensington-realised over £600,000, and the whole trans action did not cover two hours. '~ven within the past three months two estates changed hands for £250,000 apiece. Mr. Pierpont Morgan has been as sociated with many big deals Some years ago he was shown a collection of old masters, and promptly pur chased the lot for one million wounds sterling, drawing a single cheque ...
SOLD ONCE MORE. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
SOLD ONCE MORE. They met in a. beautiful room in a large hotel. One of them was pale as a ghost, the other blushed red as 8a. cherry. Presently they came together, and although many pairs of eyes were watching them, they kissed. They seemed perfectly happy, but only for a few short seconmds. A big man swaggered towards them. His face wore a determined frown: Raising the stick he carried he struck one sharp blow. Oh, the pale one was sent spinning away. There was no crying ; no grief at the parting. Nobody fainted. Nothing happened. Yon awl billiard baIlla arem ued to, that kia oIf thing.
THE TOAD UNDRESSES [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
THE TOAD UNDRESSES,, It is about the middle of July,? when he appears sbnggish and not in :lined to move, that the toad sheds ais skin. If you wait patiently youi will observe him press his elbows against his sides, and begin rubbing lownwards. After a few smart rubs ais skin begins to burst open straight along his back. He keeps on rub bing until he has worked all his skin 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 of the other hind leg in the same, way½ He then brings the cast-off cutis ele forward,, between his fore-legs, into his' mouth, and swallows it; then, by raising and lowering 'his head, still swallowing as his head, comes down, he. strips off the skinr underneath, until it comes to hii fore-legs. Grasping one of these with the opposite hand; by consider able pulling he strips off the skin. Changing hands, he strips, the other' Then, by a slight. motion of the head, and. all the while ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
Public Notices. Bright Hitchcocks' SUMMER SALE NOW IN FULL SWING. IMIMENSE REDUCTIONS in all Departments. Now is the Time to Buy. In the Future Prices Must be Dearer, and Duties are Raised as well, Walk Through our Large Shop and Inspect the Various Lines. - Bright &, Hitchcocks, Phone, 20. Hesse Street. a?· SUMMEAL SALE I I of oursc Summer Stock WNill be Thrown out at Greatly REDUCED PRICES. *Remnants of all kinds of Sheetings, Forfars, Damasks, Delaines, Prints, Dress Goods. S.... Children's and Ladies' One-piece Frocks from 3s 1id. Further Reductions in Millinery. TMiss E. A. WHITE, Milliner and General Draper. HEAD OFFICE SYDNEY e=l. General Banking Business pi".teal CITIES and TOWNS of AUSTRALIA, and LONDON Cableremittances made to, and drafts drawn on foreign places direct Foreign bills negotiated and collected. Letter, of credit issued to any partof the world. Blls negotiated or forwarded for collection Banklng and Exchange Business of every description transacted wit...
The New Bay Boat. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
The New Bay Boat. We have just received word that it is expected the new Bay boat will do her first trip to Queenscliff and Sorrento on Saturday next, when she will probably run at excursion fares on behalf of the unemployed fund. It is stated that the boat exceeds all expectations. To clean tinware, saturate a woollen rl with ker:,sene. and rnb the Irticle wr iti i:.: then pohsh with knife polish or ba:tlh.brick. Toremove ink stains from linen lilatct thi'. itained space over a jug, and `pour dlet:' boiiing water over it. An orange baked in the oven, and eater: before going. to bed, will invariably cure sore throats. Cheese, when become dry, may be fresh. sned by being placeed in hot water for a few minutes. A small piece of charcoal in the pot with a boiling cabbage will remove any odor. An ordinary pocket handkerchief dipped in water will enable the wearer to breathe freely in a room full of smoke. To destroy cockroaches, sprinkle hellebore on the floor at night. The cockroaches ...
RAIN TO ORDER. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
RAIN TO ORDER. hn? interesting rain-maktia ezper i nment is' reported from North Otago, IN. Z., where there has been a l1mag dtrougkt. The plaes cbosea were 1~aki's Table, 1,,A6t. above the sea. level, and Totard, a500t. above the In the frst attae on the ski, 41 pound of dynamite and 25 pounds of powder were used. No immediate efetPa :wera observed, but a slight shower fell at a plA e a little dis a: ce away. Further explosions with argker charges followed, the strong .at being produced by 50tb. of gan cotton and 100Th. of dyeamite. These were followed by wide-spread :and heavy rains, which continued for two dayas.
THE KITCHEN GARDEN. FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
,THE KITCHEN GARDEN. S FEBRUARY. - Transparent Cabbage, Cauliflower, "and Celery. The soil for these, and also for Lettuce, must be very rich. Endive may be transplanted when the .:. , plan~t are fronm- to 4 inches in height, pt the same distance apart as Lettuce; they require very careful treatment. Lettuce, Spinach, and Turnip should be well thinned in good time. The following may be sown or planted during the month: Brussels Sprouts Peas Beans, Broad Tree Onions ,Cabbage Potatoes Cauliflower Radish : Endive Spinach iKohl Rabi Turnip l 'ettuce ) Potato Onions .. Mustard & Cress Green fodder for Cattlde-Rye, Tares, Bal, .
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
A MINER SAYS For Years He Worked" in Wet Ground Kidney 'Pains and Cerrible Backache. Clements Tonic Cured This letter was written from Tubbul Station, Via Young, N.S.W., Aug., 15/11. Mr. Wiseman, the writer, strongly recommends all miners to use this medicine, because it is such a powerful nerve and blood purifier that it counteracts the ill-effects of underground confinement and bad air upon the system. After reading this letter, get Clements Tonic and keep healthy : CLEMENTS TONIC LTD., "As a miner for years I worked in wet graund, and now it is telling on me, for I suffer with my kidnys and.backache and loss of appetite. "Doctors in Young told me I had bydatids, and said an operation might be necessary. Their medicine did. me no good. I resolved against it. I was so used up I could not walk far, without a spell. I tried' all medicines, and pills, my life has bsee a mysery to me, until I tried Clements Tonic. The first and second bottles had poor effect, but the third did. I was s...
HOW DESERTS ARE FORMED. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
WDJW DUSBRT Am FORMID.. Theias a s popular idea that deserts mk the Sahara are the. bottoms pf ancient seas which have been lifted a~ove their ergisal elevation by ioogiial faies. 'This notion is an erroneous one. It is absolutely cer aif, authorities contend, that the sands of all the great deserts have been aormed on the spot by the isieatetratieo of the solid rocks on which they rest. Desert sands cor respe?o in al respects, se far as their mode ofat origin is concerned, to' the Awt sad anm that accumulates ra ar high roads in summer. All deserh are situated where the winds from the seeam, before ~reahing them .re oehausted of thei moisture by pas ag o er maomtainu or across ex temae tescts of land.
WHITEWASH RECIPE. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
WHITEWASH RECIPE. Take a half bushel of unslaked lime, slake it with boiling water, cover it during the process to keep in steam, strain the liquor through a fine sieve Sor strainer and add to it a peck of salt, three pints of ground rice boil ed to, a thin paste and stir in while hot. Add five gallons of hot water to the mixture, stir well and let stand a few days, covered as nearly air tight as possible. It can be colouredI by adding ochre, lamp blac&, ground keel or bluing to suit the conditions it is required for. This may be con veniently applied with a nozzle and force pump. 1960. Hearing, as a rule, is more acute with the right ear than with the lett. 1960.
Personal. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
Personal. The many' friends of Mrs Crow, sen., of Malmsbury, are pleased to welcome her to Queenscliff. Mrs Crow, who is looking well after her recent illness, will remain here for a few days. Mrs Parry, wife of Sgt.-Major Parry, formerly of Queenscliff and now of West Australia, is spending a short time in Qneenscliff. Rev. Mr and Mrs Fleming and daughter, of Albury, have been spending a holiday here. Mr Fleming conducted the evening service at St. Andrew's Presby terian Church on: Sunday evening last. Mr J. M'Bean, of Hesse street, returned from the Geelong Hos pital on Saturday last, much bene fited. Mrs and Miss Cole, of Geelong, have been staying this week at 'Kelvin Villa,' Mercer street. Mr and Mrs Angus Greenfield, of Ballarat, have been staying at the Queenscliff hotel. Among the visitors who have been staying at the Queenscliff hotel are Mrs Alex. Gray, Misses Nellie and Harriet Gray; Miss Douglas and Mr Magill of Geelongi Mrs Longden of Buninyong; Mr and Mrs Alex. Nichols...
CHARLOTTE BRONTE'S "GRAND ERROR." [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
CHARLOTTE BRONTE'S "GRAND ERROR." A document, said to be the longest letter ever written Iby Charlotte Bronte, .is dated July 31, 1848, and is addressed to Mr. W: S. Williams, reader in the employ of Messrs. Smith and Elder, who. chanced to discover the potentialities of "Jane Eyre." It is apparent in the letter that Charlotte Bronte's identity and that of her two sisters-who wrote "Ag nes -Grey" and "Wuthering Heights" -was revealed to Mr. Williams at a time when she was supposed to have confided solely in her father, for she writes as follows : Permit me to caution Sou not to speak of my sister when you write to me. . . . I committed a grand, error in betraying her identity to you and IMr. Smith-it was inadvertent-the words, ".'We are three sisters," eeeap ed me before I was aware. I regret tedi the moment I had made it; I regret it bitterly now, for I find it is against every feeling of "Ellis Bell." (Emily Bronte). After thanking Mr. Williams for an' invitation to London, Charlo...
How 'Tommy' Gets Leave. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
How ' Tommy' Gets Leave. Excuses of many kinds are put forward by soldiers who desire leave, but a mem ber of the West Australian Expeditionary Forces has won fame among his com rades by the pretext which he gave when he wished to go to Perth. The story, which is known among the men as 'The Legend of the Blind Sister' ?--'-hie--Soldier Brother,' -is told by Surgeon-Captain E. T. Brennan, of the Victorian Lands Department. 'One of Croly's men, just before we left Blackboy Hill, came and asked for leave to go to Perth, and as he always had some new excuse for getting leave, Croly asked him what he wanted it for, 'Well, sir' he said, 'I've got a sister, aged 16, and she was born blind. Yes terday she* got her sight back, and the first thing she asked was to see her sol dier brother.' He got leave.' The stationing committee of the Methodist Church sat in Melbourne yesterday. Much interest gathers around this department of church work. It is not anticipated that any change will be made l...
THE WHITE MAN AND THE RAND. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
THE WHITE MAN AND THE RAND. White men on the Rand, including miners, never work as worklnem work -in England. It is. one of the unwrit ten laws of the reef that a mans with a white skin must be a "boss" (pro nounced "baas"). There are some very narrow definitions of what con stitutes work, and the line between superintending a job (which. is for the white man) and actually working on it (which is for the Kaffir) is some times .very difficult to draw. For instance, a white miner may help to get a rock-drill into position on the face of the rock which is to be mined, and he may even go so far as to work it (the power is supplied by compressed air) without loss of dignity: To work a hand-drill, which is only driven into the rock by hard slogging with a hammer, could not be undertaken by a white man under any circumstances. Similarll a white carpenter never goes to works without his Kaffir as-. sistant. On the way to the job the white man would never think of car rying his own tools-tha...
THE FARM. THE MANY USES OF LIME. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
THE FARM. THE MANY USES OF LIME. From a prize essay read by C. S. Van Nuis at the Short Course exer cises at Rutger's College, New Bruns wick, we glean the following ex- tracts on this important topic : "All the higher order of plants contain lime, and lime is an impor tant factor in the structure of all vertebrates and shell-bearing animals. Our daily food should, therefore, contain somewhat of lime, to provide against natural bone waste. All farm stock, more especially young animals require a daily supply of lime in their food to maintain properly or to build up a normal bony framework. "No material lends itself to so cheaply purify the air of such build ings as lime, applied to walls and ceilings 'as. whitewash and to floors as ground limestone. On the walls it gradually dries into a carbonate of lime, which offers a hard, germ resis ting surface. The pulverised lime floor covering is an excellent absor bent, which is easily removed and as easily preserved for future application ...
Shocking Fatality at Drysdale. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
Shocking Fatality at Drysdale. A sad and fatal accident occurred at Drysdale on Monday last, when Mr Thos Mathews, aged 74, was burned to death. Deceased held the position of sexton of the Drysdale cemetery, where on the morning mentioned he went to mow some grass, and it is thought that he ignited a heap he had raked to gether. It got away and overtook part of the fencing.; when a neigh bour came to his assistance to save the fencing, and on arrival found Mr:Mathews' body,which had been, caught while endeavoring to escape.
St George's Church of England. ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
St George's Church of England. ANNUAL MEETING. The annnal meeting of St. George's Church was held in the school hall on Monday evening last. There was a fair attendance of vestrymen and parishioners. The vicar (Rev W. Watson Laidlay) presided. The minutes of the last annual meeting were read, and confirmed on the motion pf Mr Pollock, junr, seconded by Capt Instone. The chairman expressed his re gret that the balance sheet was not in readiness for presentation. The business of electing officers was then proceeded with. Mr Laidlay chose Mr Pollock as his churchwarden, -while Messrs J. O. Hughes and' Alec Pollock, :jun, were also elected to the position of churchwardens. It was at first decided to have' eight vestrymen, but an objection was lodged, and it was then resolved to reduce the number to four, 'to which position Messrs Duddy, Hopkins, MacLel len and Capt Instone were elected. Parochial nominators-Messrs A. W. Pollock, sen, Hughes and Duddy. Auditors, Messrs E. Toy and-R. Guy....
Bowling. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
Bowling. On the local green on Saturday last a team of bowlers from Geelbong West met Queenscliff. The day was; exceedingly hot, which mili tated against the usual pleasure of the game. The home team scored a fine win and the visitors .enjoyed the "day's outing. Mentone paid their annual visit to Queenscliff on Wednesday, and scored a win by 8 points. At the conclusion the team expressed plea sure in having spent the day in Queenscliff and extended a hearty invitation to the Queenscliff bowlers to visit Mentone, which at present is impossible.
A. N. A. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 20 February 1915
A. N. A. (By Press Correspondent.) The usual fortnightly branch meeting of the above association was held in St George's School Room last Monday; the president, Mr Groves, occupying the cnair. Branch business was quickly disposed of and the quarterly ac counts passed for payment. Under general business, the quinquennial valuation from the Board of Directors was presented by the secretary. It showed the as sociation to be in a sound financial position, being able to pay Li Os lid in the L, an increase-of 10d in the £ since the last valuation, also an increase in membership of 600. A motion was brought up that another doctor be placed at the dis posal of branch members, but it was defeated by a large majority on an amendment that the matter stand over for an indefinite period. The activity in the branch con cerning the re-formation of the Progress Association was brought nearer to a head by a motion being carried that three delegates from the branch wait upon the Mayor and request him...