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Good Chunghts. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
We pardon sin; w do not r dobase ness. -T-a tPride is:inoreased by ignorance. Those assuime the niost who know the last. i :;The sufficinicy of thy merit i jto k'now that thy merit is not aiifficient. 4t Modesty 'is to nmeritas shadesto figures in a picture, giving it strength and beauty. A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming Politeness is like an air cushion. There may be nothing in it, but it eases our jolts ,wonderfully,. . .. . .... Defect in manners:is usually the defect of fine perception. Elegance comes of no breed ing, but of birth. That state of life is the most happy where superfluities are not required and where necessaries'are not wanting " The;living Christian-pure of heart and unspotted by the world-is tie best preacheri of the gospel in these days. The greatest blessing that has come to this world since Jesus Christ came is good journalism, and the worst scourge is unclean journalism. i~I think:ittmust somewhere be written that t...
Police Court. Tuesday, 26th February. (Before Mr Home P.M. Dr Williams J.P., and Mr C. C. Simpson, J.P. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
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Facetiae [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
f, ,Love is blind, tery. blind iheiitlie girl is I. griogsidp is a tigh place i or any man to be in, The last rows ;of.·summer-those taken on the lake just before leaving for'town. ; h en ignoranceis &liss.0itiisfolly, to ask Whe n igno what she puts ii fliTheliash. ,' '. Well thatrbait's all'Are~iai'ked the Irish fisherman, as he looked into his;c p jin vain for a worm, Fortune is like a ellr-biti when it flies from youi you have to get on your hands and ainees and work hard t get it back. "When a man cannot'bo li youiin the face," says a writer, "it is generally a sign that he is dishonest." Sometimes it is a sign ,thatheis cross-.y~edy ' ,· f SNomater lhow bad iid dot'ructiy-a-boy' .. may be, he never bedomes.'sp·rd ded or lo ses his pelf-r spd't osufficint1?ji sto throw mud on circus poster." " •? "' t NiMakind love 'ainairvbl:". -At imdse with two' tails has at'least 6ne'thil iaiil' i hlf more thin he cani itse to advantiin 'andiyet there are:plentyof :folk 'tha t\il i'...
A Page of English History. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
A Page of English History. BY OUR COLONIAL ROMANCIST.' t> William Rufus, the second sonofi the Conqueiror, wh"o ascended the throne on' the death of that King, 'was chieflynnoted fbr the color of his hair. It woiuld eem that lieeavs the first man who ever had red hair, judgingl by the circumstance having been so carefully handed down to hosterity. In this enlightened age, ten men out of every twelve may indulge in auburn locks if they like, and noione is rude enough to notice it. Historians have dwelt with so much frifc'n'thlijie isliial pecuifliarity0 f William's" that it is nowconsidered the only thing which renhders his :reignu remarkable. Nowadays, *when red-hair- has become comparatively., common even amongst persons" of no great social distinction, the fact of a king having hair of a particular shade of red or yellow would not have the slightest effect on the state of trade, nor influence the fluctuations of'thi money. miirket, nieither would'his bioe graphers bringkiforwar...
Drawing the Line. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
Drawing the Line.: . The. other eveening a steady; patron of a restaurant, Lassuming the,, privilege ,of. his kind, flew into a passion and reviled the iwaiter. That menial' ore it for a time; as hliehald done before:, until the steady boarder howled that he d. had, a good minid to get up and .wipe the floor, with him, ;, Then, the waiter -said he: didn't .like to he talked to like:that.. :' You Idon't;' don't you ?"' bawled ;-the 'steady,' boarder"" ' Perhaps -you'd, like. it lessif-I maulediyou around for half an-hour or.so and.cured you of your inferial inpu dence. Take ack this beef and wring' the bl3d butt: of'it, or'1l'll boot yoliu froiti here iscrossthe street.'] , :..Then the waiter.dashed his towel on thie ,floor, stamped on it a time.d or two, emitted a whoop; and throwing himself into the proper attitide, b'elloitwed,' "Coiieonii l" The customer half rose with fierce rapidity a?rd scowled threateningly upon the audacious waiter. Then he thought better of it and sat down ...
A Juvenile Millionaire. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
A Juveni& Millionaire.? - p?? The richest little girl i the world is the seven-year-old daughter. of QCaptain ,;George. H. Perkins, of the U.S. Navy.-,. She jis worth £1,400,000 'in her' owbn am'e; the' amounit having. leen left her, recently by her grand-, father, William F. Weld, of Boston. Mr.' Weld was the father of the little .girl's mother, and when he died four heirs, in cluding the child, came-into the-possession of the bulk of his fortune, £5,600,000, which was divided into four portions. The sum of £4,000 and a valuable rsideiceiii Bos?bn' was bequethed to Mrs. Perkiins, wife:'6f ?1e captain, and £4,000;annually.to.:be used. in.. ,caringfor.the little millionaire heiress until4 shei reaclies ktli legal- ageancd£claimsi heri, wealth. This makes Captain: Perkins' in some in actual cashi '8,000,~ iithoot 'in cluding his Government salary ro t',e ienetal. from. his mlgaificent residence in Boston.,, ......
BLEEDING WITH A BLOOD HOUND. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
BLEEDING` WITH' A BLOOD As the last boat"was'loading- cotton-meal at Natchez we saw a big bloodhound come down the street, walk ih?5it" the&ivhaiff boat.and stretch out in thlie siun for ia nai The talk at o?ice'tirnedlulpon dogs; and then upon this doe in particular. : "That dog,? said ,one of; the ,passengers,, " would no doubt kill any man whom he ati' This was followed by, various; yarns din regard to the strength and ferocity of blood hounds, and then another' paseenger'put ini: ' I'll give any man a dozen good cigars who will go out there and wake that'dog up. and pat hinmon the head." . " A dozen cigars," echoed another,." why, man, I wouldn't go out there iaid' haruse, him up for a ten dollar 'ill." ' "Humph I' sneered a man'who &,at- withi: his feet on the rail a little way off and who had come aboard as we landed, "Maybe you want to wake up that dog I" hotly remarked the 10 dollar man. "I think I could." " : Y o u d o ? e h ? "» .-.. . "I'll bet you 20 doll...
Nothing Like Honesty. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
. Nothing Like ,Honesty. S'Speakin' of honesty,, sir,. said .an old boozer as he he enteredla grocery store, "I'm an. honest man. Everybody knows "I'm honest, an devrybodyo ill tellyer'so:'" "Yes,I '1think.younare honest enough,"'re plied:, the 'grocer,;: and- in.these days it's b credit to a man to be honest." ' Indeed 'tis, indeed 'tis. Thiere's inighty' few, in this world: Honest'men.is veryacarce -they are, sir." , Here the grocer turned to thriow a scoopful of sand into the sugar barrel, aind the old loafer snatched 'a piig of tobacco from the counter iiand iiutitin his pocket. , ". The old saying that ' honesty is .the best, policy,l ' went on the grocer, mixing the sand and sugar carefully " I don't'believe in.: It is :not the' proper way to putit. .,VWith me ,honesty is not. a matter of, policy, it is a matter of honor, and'- . Where is that' plug of tobacco that was on the counter a mo-ment'ago"?f'he; uddenily demanded. "Yes, sir,'as. I was saying,' :: continued the :tobacc...
The Mad Marksman. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
The :Mad ' Marksman. I had just taken a turn, in cIompany with Doctor Noirot, ,through the'"vast'ai'ldens 'that ?urrouided 'hi?' hospital, "and was ad vancing with him -towards the. entrance' of his own special.dwelling:. ,The celebrate'd physician;, whose particular field was in. sanitywas explaiing to' mthe tecase of onei of bii` patients whom he had met in an alley; and: who had saluteddus'ewith a. patronising air. : . At that moment an explosion resounded a few paces from us. I grasped my host's arm. "What's that?" I aisked.'".Hasp one'of your .patients'shot.hiniself ?' i I Doctor loirot smiled.: , "No,"" said he.i "Reassure yourself. It's still' another very peculiar case I want 'you' to see." And turning obliquely to the left, he drew me toward a small pavilion hidden behind a grove of trees. He unlocked the door, led me across the'iarrorw vestilbuile,"aind we found' oiirselves 'inia sort of long court sur rounded,'by' walls. A. manwas, there,. of lofty stature, clad in a stra...
An Old Distich. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
An Old' Distich. Here is an old rhyme which obtains among northern nations, and which we commenid -tWthe notice of those who are superstitious in matters meteorological: If; New Year's Eve, the wind blow south It etokeneth wriirmth and growth ;. If west, much milk, and fish in the sea; If north, much cold and storms there willbe; If east, the trees will beai'much frtiit; If north-east, flee it, man ahd'brute.
Bringing Them to the Point. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
Bringing Themn to the Point i There is no foolishness about some of the fatherrs up country who have marriageable 'daughters, and theyiknow how to precipitate business when the fruit is ripe for plucking, and hiings, Wasting its sweetness, when it should:be plicked. Matters were brought to a clixiiax with a rilsh at. a certain farmer's residenice near., Horsham township recently. A young tiller of the soil had for months been paying most assiduous attentions to one of his daughters, but he was such a bashful, modest young chap, never having beenmuch i'i?th?fi company- if°"?ils'except-this'one that 'he had; never been able to raise his courage sufficientlyjhigh to pop the questibon , -"'-He had-gone to the-house inwhich.the, lady lived at least twenty different occasions, resolved to know his fate, but when ushered into the presence of the fair one in whose keeping he had placed his heart his courage would invariably "go back on him," and he would return to his lonely room in greater...
He Knew Their Weight. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
. He Knew Their Weight. The father of several girls put fashionable thin-legged'chdrs in his parlor, and was annoyed by the frequency with which the frail furniture was broken. He asked the; girls about it, and one of them said- ' "I wa-itifYmk in the easy-chair by the fire, and Oharl-that is to say, Mr. Smith--was sitting on ,the sofa by: the winidow, whlion suddidly crlk, down weit the little rocking chair that no one was sitting on at all. ,It must be the poor glue they use, or plierhaps it was the*et 'weather." Tne father studied the subject a few dlays, then he gave to each daughter a locket, plainly inscribed with her name and Weiglit, and on each :chair riveted a silver plate bearinig the words, "Warranted to bear up one hundred and twenty-five pounds." Calling in the girls, he said, "Now, if there's any. more chairs broken, it is becauise your young main can't do a suh :;i simple sub straction, or else they are bent on malicious mischief and destruction of property, so they ...
She Swallowed the Doll. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
'She SwaJiowed the'Dolli remarkable story comes fro6m Tiverpool. A little child of that town, aged about ;two years, his been ai ing some itim', aid as the local i1hysticians could` not 'dis'over the cause, the ptrenits took the childto Iondon,; whereit .was examined by the lehdingphysi cians, who were .equally,unsuccessful in their search for'the ailment. It seemed that the 'iifant .must slowly die, and the" parenits resigned 'all hope of sfaving its life.: But while the ilittle0 one was. receiving the cus tomary morning bath: a short time since, a knot, about the size of an egg was discovered in.its side, which'had formed ver?f suddenly, anid eemed to conitn il somie hard substance. A physician was called; and decided to cuit opehithe:knot'. Upon;:doing so it was'found to. contaizn a china doll about -two inches long, which the child .had swallowed.b abouit a year since. The' little 'rioneiapidly im proved after the operation;, and is now as well and lively as ever. .:
One of Many. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
One of Many. Retnnig: hpme 'one wening, I noticed a man reeling towjards me, evidently under the effects of' drink:. He was a fine tall fellow, with a frank open' countenance, and features not only handsome, but of a highly intel lectual cast. .Tramps are by no means un common in the Western district, but this one was an exception to the general rule. He wore a. coat that was in the last stage of dilapidation,,with' sleeves scarcely reaching below his elbows, and his trousers were in an equally 'wretched state, leaving visible his bare legs between where they terminated aind his blucher'boots. 'He carried a blanket lioosely over his arm, which, at night, spread .uider a culvert, or beside a fence, or beneath the spreading branches of a friendly tree, conistituted his only home. The cause of all this wretchedness was. conspicuous in the shape of a black bottle, Which was only half hid in his coat pocket. Bit, notwithstanding his.seeming poverty and: wretchedness, this bacchaiialian s...
Droll Telegrams. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
:9 "Droll Telegrams. There is probably no better place'in all this ;world for studying.huinan nature than in a telegraph office. Yi You, are brought in contact with so many differentl people,.made a donfidant of in so many imnportant transactions, meetI so many peculiar people,)and :see. so many' strange messages passing over the wire, that you feel as if from some loophole of., retreat you were viewing the world shorn of its shame and its pretences. Perhaps rio clAssof men enjoy a good joke better than telegraphists, and they certainly often find in the ordinary routine duties of theii position many despatche'calculated to provoke a smile. For instance, a n~an recently telegraphed to his sonu--" I am dying; come immedi ately;" which elicited the very sympathetic reply, "Cannot come. Let me know when you"die.". ,A message was sent not loiing smince to a doctor from thehusband of one of his patients, which read,' Please come dwn right away; wife"very ill ;" and fifteei:-minutei i aft...
Who is She? [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
SWhd is She ? After church last Sunday we were met on the threshbtolof our happy home by a very red-woman and a very large carving-knife. "l A' d n'ow, ir, what does this mean ?" cried thbeparti'er-of our:sorrows,'flourishing half a sheet of paper before ourjastonished eyes. "I .took-it.out.pf, yourcoa-pdocket half-an-hour :ago. What does thismean, sir ?" she shrieked. .as slie redd'as follows! : ' Iolaritlie is, to my .thinking, .almost ,perfection,'? Possessing a powerful Iac iand capital liegs and feet, this youinglady has everydlikelihoodiof making a still ?more creditable display in; the future. :Well:.ribbed: up, with massive arms and thi-.' Who is thisIolanth;,sir ?, I insist upon knowing.' : ", My darling, I don't quite see what busi ness:it can be of yours." ', Speak sir, before I inmmolte ye on the altar of my righteous wrath!, Who and what' is that woman ?" " ell, if you must know, she has won a lot of races, and she is a perfect little wonder, and her father was a raceho...
The Last Cigar. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
The Last Oigar. Air-" The Last Rose of Summer." 'Tis a last choice Havannah . I hold here alone; All its fragrant companions. In perfume have flown. No more of its kindred. To gladdenrthe eye, . .So'my empty cigar-case, . . Iclose,with a sigh.: ' I'il not leave thee, thou lone one, * To pine;ibut'thy stemi " I'll bite off and light thee To waft thee to them. . ,, sat And.gently I'll scatter., .The ashes iyou shed. As your soul joins its mateii i A cloud overhead. All pleasure is fleeting, It blooms to decay:, From the' weed's glowing-circle, The ash' drops away. A last whiff is taken; The butt end is thown Ah I what is life worthihere, Cigarless; alone ? r
NEWS AND NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
,-NEWS AND N3T13 ' 'Mr E. N. AAbriham" haýing cliia'rtred a ipeed tal rain to leae the queenscliff railway station,at;l10 a.m. for 'G;efon,? in conjunction wkith the races, `t will affoid a very 'confenieiit opportlinity to. our -isitois whlio iwislih to aail thieiinselies of the privilege to ive the a Clif' t a seasonable hour so as to be in time for the Oi Tuesday ev2ning a public 'neetin,? Iwill be held in a 'tiall- which will be' tnade knownu b posters, ,lien addre ' kill be deliverediby the Rev, WVilfied Robinsfon, agent of tihe Bible Society, and - otlie; geztl iien. A collection ivill be made iii aid of tle, Bible Societyanlid an aiuxilliary branichi forled. : The Rev. Wilfred Robinson, late ;vicar of Tullow~ and, ow agent of the B l'ai' Society will preach at St. Geoi e's to morrow morning and: evening. . The Rev. John Gairdner will preach at St. Aºidi;ew's to-morrow. ' The inaflydifficultiesnifnisequent uipofI starting new :,works have been fulljy realised in connectidn wit...
Drysdale Notes. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
Drysdale Notes &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Not much stirring here. Weather very fine and suit the farmers who are just now very busy gathering in the harvest. a good number of visitors at the Clifton springs this season and the reason why there are not more is because of the insufficient accommodation, the Clifton Hotel being full. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The new Wesleyan parsonage has been commenced on a piece of ground opposite Wesleyan Church. This will &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; be much more convenient for the minister as the present parsonage is nearly a mile from the township The new building alone will cost £600. The contractors are Messrs. Butt and Higgins. A concert is to take place in the Assembly hall on the 5th of next &nbsp; month, in aid of fund for improving St James parsonage. It is to surpass all &nbsp; previous efforts if possible according to &nbsp; &nbsp; the po...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 31 January 1885
MARRIAGES. &nbsp; STROUD—CHAFFEY.—On the 7th January, &nbsp; &nbsp; at the residence of the bride's parents, by &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; the Rev. John Gardner, Charles Thomas, second son of William Stroud, Lambeth, &nbsp; London, to Elizabeth Annie (Tott), eldest daughter of James Chaffey, contractor, Queenscliff. &nbsp; RICH—HUNTER—On the 10th January, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; at Queenscliff, by the Rev. J. Gardner, Richard Chaplin, eldest son of the late R. &nbsp; J. Rich, to Mary, youngest daughter of &nbsp; Joseph Hunter, Queenscliff.