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A Human Bugle. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
A Human Bugle. At one time an officer belonging to one of the regiments stationed at Gibraltar pos sessed a rather curious accomplishment. Placing his hand to his mouth he was able to imitate the sound of a bugle with a force almost equal to that of the actual instru ment; and he could play a tune, or make long calls, such as the advance, retreat, reveille, &c., so that anyone would imagine a real bugle to be blown. In those days there were no cabs, and the principal means of locomotion within the garrison were don keys-at all events among the younger officers. For the sake of fun, and without thought of doing more harm than playing off a hoax, the officer in question had occasion ally sounded a call here and there, and two or three times a cavalcade of subalterns had clattered past the convent (the governor's residence) with him in their midst sounding the alarm, and causing the guard to turn out, and creating considerable confusion. Orders were therefore issued that no one...
Light and Healthsome [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
A land slide is the most significant move ment in real estate. The largest circulation of any jiaper in the world-Curl paper. Civil service -The kind .you don't get in the average restaurant. Raisins are something like prophets-for instance, when they are stoned. Motto of the cornet player--An. high for an high and a toot for a toot. " Man is man's greatest study, and how to get ahead of him his most persistent." What the hungry fish'said to-theangle- " If you're not too,busy drop. me.a .line." "What is laughter ?" asked a scientist. It is the sound that you hear when your hat blows off. Rounder says his wife is the light-wait champion. She always stays up till he comes home. The mosquito is not inclined to favor pro hibition. It is unanimously in favor of open bars, and unalterably opposed to- the-screen law. He drops in now to call upon The editor or printer,' And closes carefully the door He left ajar last winjer. It is said that a 'good book is the best companion man can have. T...
A Page of English History. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
A Page of English History. BY OUR COLONIAL ROMANCIST. Egbert, King of Wessex, a warlike person, who parted his hair in the middle and wore straps to his trousers (12s 6d, ready made, antique crutch and toothpick cut), succeeded in abolishing the Heptarchy by conquest, and making himself King of the whole seven counties. On this occasion he sang to his soldiers the famous ditty of "Rule, Britannia !" a neat thing of his own com position. Ethelwolf, his son, succeeded him,- and married on his return from a pilgrimage to Rome; Judith, daughter of Charles the Bald, King of France. His courtiers agreed with him that it was a most fuditizious marriage. [This sort of thing must not occur again. ED. T.B.] After a feeble reign Ethelwolf died, and was succeeded by Ethelbald--an appropriate name, since he married his mother-in-law, Judith. He must have been a remarkably courageous man. Ethelbert, the next king, was honored by a visit from the Danes; and in the rcigli of. Ethelred, who came nex...
Agricultural &c BRIEF NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
BRIEF NOTES. A strong brine wash is a good remedy for sore head in chicken;. Tobacco given in buttermilk is recommender as a specific for hog cholera. Sorghum blades as a fobdder, cured or green are said to be relished by cattle, though they di not relish the cured article as well as timey do tlh green blades. There is a large beetle that gridles the oak anm pecan trees. It works at night, and buries itsel at the root of the tree during the day, where i may be found and destroyed. The ground is not a safe place for fowls a night, as roup is engendered by the cold earth Always provide roosts, and have them so situ. ated as to be out of the way of draughts or cur rents ofair. A pressing point for farmers to consider jus now is the utility of making use of a great dena of their new wheat crop at home for stock-feed. ing purposes, instead of pressing it on the markel under disadvantageous circumstances. A Wisconsin farmer stoutly maintains'that ht prevents the ravages of beetles in his ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
FE:O I.L NOTICE THE WORKING MAN'S Boot Company, LIMITED Being the auccessful tenderers for MfrJ. B. Hall's stock of BOOTS AND SHOES Amounting to £809 Ile 8d, At a considerable discount of cost price, Th benefit of such purchase ?eint n ging our patrons for the next FOURTEEN DAYS... Weehall alo for the same time SMgOSe OUR LARGE g" VARIED STOCK In equal proportions to the above. Don't miss this rare opportunity of Purchas. ing Boots and Shoes at prices we. could not afford in the regular way. Make no mistake in Address THE WORKING MAN'S BOOT COMPANY, Limited, Next door to Mr Wilkins', chemist, Moorabool street, Geelong. S R. E. THOMAS, Mlanaer. P.8,-.-A lot -of Colonial-made Trunks will be sold at very low rates. G BUNTING, Auctioneer, undertakes ' sales at Queensclif, or any part of Victoria. Reasonable charges. Letters will receive prompt attention. Address-Cecil street, Williamstown. THE ROYAL HOTEL CORNER OF MERBER AND KING STREETS, Queensc?lif t JO1 RBANKIN, Proprietor, The Quee...
"Tall Tales" from Ben Nevis. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
"TaU Tales" from Ben Nevis. No one, says a Glasgow gentleman, who has not climbed the hill can imagine the dilliculty of building a habitual dwelling on the highest peak in Britain and making a path up to it. Ponies can now get up, but they can only carry two hundredweight, and when it is considered that the weight of the lead on the roof of the observatory is twelve tons, some idea of the work may be formed. All the stories about captain of vessels re quiring to have a man beside them to hold their hair on in gales of wind which they have experienced sink into utter significance when compared with the story of Ben Nevis. For instance, a joiner asserts that his saw was whipped out of his hand, and that he saw it sailing away towards Inverness, cutting its way through the clouds as only a good saw could. It had been sharpened and its teeth set on edge that morning. A shep herd lost his dog on Saturday; it was blown clean away because it could not hold on by the stones. It was quite a...
Thirty Years Ago. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
Thirty Years Ago. Just thirty years ago ! I wonder how it fared With that sly imp who then swept down the Herald stair. That Printer's devil, having neither friend nor foe, Who " cleared' the office " pie" just thirty years ago ? Just thirty years ago! Where's now the nimble comp Who scanned his ill-writ "copy" o'er willt wondrous pomp, Who filled his "stick" with " matter"-either ltst or slow, E'en as he choose, " on stab"-just thirty years ago ? Just thirty years ago! Where now the brawny pig Hard " pulling" at the "press," in self-import ance big "Flying" his inky "frisket" with a mighty show : Two hundred sheets an hour! Just thirty years ago, ? Just thirty years ag! Whereo's now the b)ld reportcr Who made the murders long or made the mur ders shorter, Just as " a pressure on our space"-or not-did show From printer's ': mneasurement"just thirty year. ag,? Just thirty years ago ! Where's gone the cleer' sub, Who used his shears and paste most in a neigh b'ring pub, Or, as it then...
A Skilful Surgical Operation [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
u-A Skilful Surgical Operation An American Ambassador at Vienna, Mr Hasson, has lately forwarded to his Govern ment, an interesting account of a remarkable sTrgral operation, lately performed by Pro fessor Billroth, of Vienna, which, wonderful to tell, consisted in the removal of a portion of the human stomach, involving nearly one third of the organ-and, strange to say, the patient recovered-the only successful ope ration of the kind ever performed. The disease for which this 6peration was per. formed was cancer of the stomach, attended with the following symptonis-The appetite is quite poor, There is a.peculiar indescrib able distress in the stomach, a feeling that has been described as a faint " all gone" sensation; a sticky slime collects about the, teeth, especially in the morning, accompas nied by an unpleasant taste. Food fails to satlsfy this peculiar faint-sensation; but, on 'the contrary, it appears toaggiavate then feeling. The eyes are sunk-en, tinged with yellow; the ha...
Faithless Sally Brown. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
Faithless Sally Brown. Young Ben he was a nice young man, A carpenter by trade; And he fell in love with Sally Brown, That was a lady's maid. But as they fet'h'd a walk one day, They met a press-gang crew; And S:dlly she dli faint aitay, Whilst Ben he was bronught to. The boatswain swoure with wicked words, Enough to shock a saint., That though she did seem in a fit, 'Twas nothing but a feint. Come, girl,' said he, ' hold up your Shead, He'll be as good as mne; For when your siRin is in our boat, A boatswain lie will be." So when they'd made their game of h or Had taken off her elf, She roused, and foun,! she only was A coining to herself. ' And is lihe gone, and is lie gonce?' She cried, and wept outright: 'Then I will to the water side, And see him out of sight.' A waterman came up to her, ' Now, young woman,' said he, 'If you weep on so, you will make Eye-water in the sea." ' Alas! they've taken my. beau, Ben, To sail with old Benbow;" And her woe began to run afresh, As if she'd...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
Advertising .Medium for Portarlington SAr d Drysdale Districts. S. hurch-Services . '. T MEETING. will be held.f iii the Clrehi Schbool-house Onu,Tuesda', the 24th-Flebruairy:: . , unnencaing at 5.30 ptm,. ,p , .in Ardd'ses ?fs illi i e ,given by. t:hey Revs. J:. G i'licr, i J. .Wilkilkison. nld others. . .. i Inte?,als, ofMtdsiqdi'tb ?,?.! Queensciiff Banidr will: be pireent. "? ?:'ic'keti sd1:8c eae;h; I1 FmLATOWY -LdLI:TF l Admission Fire 'To view ye WVoiders of FIoreign Lands' 'i And, ye marvels of. ye-Daik and iDeeji' BlPie Ocean. TJCTORt AN RAIWAYS MELBOURNE RACES AUTUMN MEETING 1885. GBS. th?,' list . tihnough trains ;.fom. all staljons to Melbourne (suburban ;lines ex cedl'ti) oui. Friday. 27th, February; 'Wednes dy?i.4th, ant Fridtly,, Gth: March.: and : the first lp:ain, on Saturday, -28th. Feb rnary, Thursday 5th and Saturday 7th March .from ..Kynetn, Sanudhurst, Lance field,' Daylesford; Melton, Queenscliff, 'Cam perIown, , Baullara't, TLilydile, Frankston, Seyoinouir,. ...
Queenscliff Sports Club. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
Queensciiff Sports Club. There was a fair attendance at the monthly meeting of the Sports Club on Thursday last. Tire president, (Mr. Arkins) in the chair. The mminutes .of previous meeting were read and conlillrlled. Accouintl aniount ing to £3 17s. were passed for pay *ment. Mr H. A. Tnoriipsor sent in his resignatioh as curator of the tennis court, and wished to be relieved at the end of the present month. After discussion' it wits pointed out' that the receipts of the court had *heeu very good of late, so it was decided to lease it for 2 months to any person wili img to take it at a price'considered satis factory, if not the club will appoint another pe: son to look aftei it. Art Union. Proposed by Mr Kerr, secondedl by Mr Rankin that the Art Union drawing take place on Easter Tuesday. It was further agreed that the committee meet the ladies' cornnittee of the Bazaar on 'nuesda y. next for the purpose of selecting the necessary prizes. It was proposed by the secretary, seconded ...
NEWS AND NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
NEWS AND NOTES, We have much pleasure in drawing attention the Marcus Hill tea meeting which is to take placjin the new building at that place on Tuesday next, the pro ceeds of which are to be devoted to the buil ling fund. As will be seen by adver tisement the Queenscliff brass baud will be in attendance and play selections of music on the way out and also, on a spot close to the church. There will be a public meeting after tea at which several well known speakers will take part. This will be interspersed with musical both vocal and instrumental by favorite amateurs. Arrangements havs been muade for the conveyance of persons from the 'Cliff and all those desirous of attending will be conveyed in busses at a moderate rate. Tea will be on the tables at 5 o'clock. We expect to see a good num ber avail themselves of this opportunity which will be a pleasant drive and for a good cause. We are pleased to notice that old associations are lasting, in so for as Queenscliff is concerned. Thi...
Facetiae [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
There are two things whichi o ght: equally to excite our gratitude::. The.thing that hap pens to us andifrom which we have 'a lucky escape, and the thing from whichlwe luckily escape because it don't happen;to 6is.:· When a man marries asgood woman the devil'turns his back on him, because he has easier 'work elsewhere, aund"'hen a man marries a scolding womati the'devil turns his back on :him also, because he knows that there is only one road for him totravcl. Our~ hardhedd iimdanaai ?i? 0otikes a business view of things, when recently asked respecting a person of quite a poetic tem perament, replied, " Oh, he's one of .those men who have soarings. after the infinite, and divings after the.unfathoinable, but who never pays cash." . There is a matter-of-fact style about colonial boys that is sometimes perfectly appalling to biblical teachers. $ The following anecdote is an illustration of the fact : S"In whit condition was :the patriarch, Job,' at the end "of .his. life ?" asked a Su...
A Fitting Rebuke. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
A Fitting Rebuke. There are many men in existence who deem it no harm to speak slightingly of women; according to their idea, it isquite meet that the strong should assail the weak. One of these robbers of reputution received a severe rebuke on a recent occasion.' At a dinner, at which no ladies were present, this man, in responding to a toast, "Women,' dwelt almost solely on the frailty of the sex, claiming that the best among them were little better than the worst, the chief dif ference tbeing their' surroundings. Akt the conclusion of the speech, a gentleman present rose to his feet and said, " I trust the gen tleman, in the application of. his remarks, refers to his own mother and sisters, not o;rs." The effect of this most just and timely rebuke was overwhelming, and the maligner of women was covered with con fusion and shame.
His Last Performance. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
His Last Performance. The last time Macklin performed the part of Shylock, his memory failing him, he stood for a long time speechless. After a long pause, the audience becoming out of patience, a general hissing ensued, regardless of his old age-then approaching to ninety. Not being able to proceed, he retired. The narra tor of the anecdote says he was in' the pit, near to the orchestra, and was hurt to see the old man come forward on the stage, in one hand holding a candle, and in the other a paper, which he read to the audience, and in which he justified himself. IMacklin brought an action against a lawyer named Alderton, who had hissed him, and recovered damages, which, on his refusing to accept, the judge complimented him, saying, " Mr. Macklin, this is one of your best perfor mances." A
Last Jokes by the Bootmaker. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
Last Jokes by the-Bootmaker. " Have you any side-spring boots ?", "iWe have boots for all seasons, sir side-Spring boots, side-Summer boots, side Aut " "That is sufficient. This pair seem a trifle tight." "Tight, sir ? I think not, though I con fess the boots look ' well on'-on your feet, you know." "Spare me your cranks, and let me see those shoes. They hurt me across the in step." " The feeling will probably wear off instep ping out, sir." " Perhaps so; but I prefer an easy pair." " Then I am afraid 1 can't suit you. Ours is a Collins street trade, you see, and our customers do not usually require an'E.C.' article." "Well, I suppose I had better go back to my first choice, and take the boots." "That's right, sir. You stick to your first choice, and leave me to stick to my last."
CRICKET. QUEENSCLIFF V DRYSDALE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
CRICKET. Q(-, '.x'tIi lI V 1)1 rsDAsf.r hl +X8 In al ifl) jiiu1InltVed t~o I )rV~4ilale .ilas:t. oiuilavYtu. firs y (IIinii)II. iVl.ý tan Dn'siale. 'lith latter setit the CtIiiiittrs ttli1, ti eIket:º. aild they~ra!I lp ui tot ii o AS i'() iyhhi 21 w'e ale liw. \V. Step-. i i~eni iWi fl e 'sttilc; (1 tCi:u 11, 'all \XWilliaus 4. IIth h scoier:. I) ivis'lel then tis t. jV~ut. in hit. IYCIP tin Che Ilsijll4 SerPPS iji, . It iiiiu4l topi wiit in º thu I c1icshh wwi t iiotn'I tluiih irelno st ll th fli/flulinst . t the h lifif. n O'Cnuinoi ai d Stephinliid, 'l were t'dis posed of for 32, QnuwenslifY w itiing by Stephen: nowled unº 4uii fitutly for'thte Cliff and was, ably. backeul by Frniiio id'intl OConnor.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
NOW READY. Price Sin.ozcs, Sy Post Eiehtponcl. S. NEW-;O RK, O N. REPROD U ,IVE ORCANS BY R'. J. POULTQO,. The above work is a popular treatise on -.The REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS, showing their Construction, Fanctions, and the Derangements to which they are lia le. This little book is one which may be perused with advantage by all who are desirous of obtaining infarmation on a subject which ought to form a portioni of - the Education of the Male soex. A ko iw ledge of this subject is undoubtedly of incalculable value, as by it many of the ills which afflict after life may be avoi led or remedied. Copies will be forwarded under strict cover to any address on receipt of posr'e stamps issued by any of the colonies. . R. J. POULTON, 186 BOURKE STREET EArT;, MELBOURNE. S L. TOENN1ES, Of Portrlington,... AS on Hand-A, First-clss stock of' . d- e Englih and ?olonial Goods at .e-. I1 ducedPices. t.. Specinl attenton paid ;to land-se?hn woik, either English or Amer in style. R :EPAIRSn NEATLY DONE...
Eight Hundred Pounds Given for a Dog. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 21 February 1885
Eight Hundred Pounds Given for a Dog. Mr. J. K. Emmet, having mourned a suf ficient length of time over the death of his St. Bernard dog, Bayard, jun., for which he gave the sum of 2,500 dol. at the New York Dog Show of 1882, has been on the look-out for another gigantic pet. Rumors of the arrival of a canine giant from England had reached " Fritz " while journeying by thea trical stages to New York, and one of the first missions after his arrival in this city was to call upon a gentleman prominently known in connection with dog shows. Full information with regard to the dog inquired after was forthcoming, that he was owned by Mr. E. R. Hcarn, of Passaic, N.J.; was named Rector, of pure St. Bernard breed. and, beyond doubt, the largest dog in the world. Mr. Emmet went to Passaic to see " the mighty Rector," and as the large moun tain of flesh rose upon his feet and elevated his shoulders to a height of thirty-five inches from the floor, memories of the lost Bayard, jun., were wiped ...