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Not Too Expensive. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
Not Too 'Expensivei ;I. undcrstaid 1, yotd have got ?arried, Jones.'" "Yes, my friend, I've done it atlast.'. S"By JoveI you've got courage to get married in these days when women are so exceedingly fond .of dress.' . S,., `Olh I looked out for. that. DMy wife don't wear much of anything." "What?". "No. inmarricda ballet girl." r i -*
An Historical Egg. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
An Historical Egg, Of an iron egg in the Berlin ýMuseum the following, story is told : Many years ago a Prince became affianced to. a lovely: Princess, to vhom'he promised to send a magnificent gift as .a testimonialof his affection. In due time .the messenger. arrived,' bringing ~he promised, gift,, which proved to be an iron egg.- The Princess was so angry, to think that the Prince should send her so valueless a present that she threw it ul?in 'the `floor, when the iron.egg opened, disclosing a silver lining. Surprised at such a' discovery; she took the egg in her hand, and. while examin ing it closely discovered. a ecret ,spring, which she touched, Wand the silver lining opened, disclosing:a golden yolk. Examining it closely, sle found another spring, which, wheni opened, disclosed within the golden yolk a ruby crown. Subjecting that ;to an exhminatid,1she touclidd a spring, and forth came thediamond ring` with which he affi anced to himself. ... 337
A Sentimental Love Song. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
A Sentimental Love Song You wiore a charming :bodice blue anid'skirt : M., y new green suit I donned to meet you, pet?' A pissing, cab had covered you withidirt, " Thepaint I'd leaned against was all: too ivet. 'NIear us a cat off bloater rather high (Purloined, no doubt, from some fishiion2 ger's slab) its , Supper was inaking; in the ev'ning sky, Floated two silv'ry clouds, just like white rabbits: The hours flit quickly by when lovers talk- 'Twas time to part; then' from you brea~st a rose You gave me; sudden, on its scented stalk, :,: ,Threat'ning, a ghastly caterpillar rose. As from the fearsome creature yoti recoiled I raised my hand ; but,. while theo. dire collapse Awaited:it (with wrath my bosomiiboibled) Y ou whispered, "Spare it`! it has lo6ved,` perhaps.' ,:
An Example. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
n .xample., There is nn example for· the 4Ja rblY. ifrffi riltlirTi fit he NIarcuise I t-Hillscluol cl !rch: |W',ith onlys abdt n-0 u hai d, " Taifewila, 'iil genhl'ld 'K inp ni-on l ng}iion Ul -tio wiCrk andl r1; 's . ft nds for the , c 'tion. of. :' lanindsome little± 'iillitdi 'nwilcl" ; "i t' .iis u llltnu ot in . I s tis e inltt'lltictlI o tlidf. XiT) bikve iiailitakin tili rv s o10 11iitiy 1?ithii:tilihility to llhl a coni .,l?r ' tIIhtie C, lif dirii i E' aster ti,,e t(i, r ale ar. ft!e te eb tand;\e .esire thiit' iabajIlis imiot'ive wili ensure tlhei'a bumli' perliouge. ; A
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
NOW READY. "Pricoe iizpencoe Sy Post Eglhtyeno. 1 N E _W 0 AR KN ' REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS BYT R'. J. POULTO ?.':. The above work is a popular treatise on The REPRODUCTIVE ORiG iNS, showing 1 their Construction, Funotl&lt;ns, and :tho l,:ran gements to whtch they are li~blu,. This little -book is one which mayI beO pernsed with advant'go by all who Lioe Sd~:lrous of obtaining information on.a uisabjeet which ought to form a portion of tao Education of the Malo sox. At a!kw " lege of this subject is undoubtedluy of in .alculable value, as by It mnay of th Sis which afflit after life may be avo l)ed sor remedied. Cioples will be forwarded under strict' cover to any address on receipot opost g i samps issued by any of the colonie. 11. J. POULTON, 186 BOURKE STREET EAT, MELBOURNE. L TOE NiN S Of Portailimigtori,', .; r ~ "!'.'(jASo" Hii I 'A' Fi s' stock! of S. [ `English a"nd Colonil : G d's i' Re-' 1i' Pee. :, l ? ,. >t.... ORKER, ' f 29 ,'9.POST-OFFIOE oPLACE E st • ".. ,;',1r...
The End of "The Raven." [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
The End of "The Raven." BY A POE(T ' You'll remember' that a:'Ravon ini' my study found .haven- . On a 'plaster bust of Pallas, just. above my chamber door'; . And that with no sign of' flitting, he persisted there ii sitting Till, I'm not above admitting, that I found that bird a bore.. Found him, as he sat and watched men an in' dubitable bore, d With his dreary." Never more.". But it Wias, in :fact, my liver caused meso to shake and shiver, And to: think a coijmon Raven supernatural influence bore; - I in duth ha;, after dining, been engaged some hours in "wining" To a grand old port inclining--which its date was '44 ! And it was this crusted v-intage, of the season '44, Which had-muddled me so sore. But next morn my "Eno" taking, for my head was sadly aching, I descended to my study, and a wicker cage I bore. There the Raven sat undaunted, but 1 now was disenchanted, And the sable fowl:I tiunted'as I "H -s-h-d !"' him from my door, As I took up books and shied them till he flow ...
Eccentric Equipages in Paris. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
Eccentric Equipages in Paris. A curious and most unexpected accident occurred in the Bois de Boulogne a short time since-an ,accident which filled the bond holders with amazement and emotion. Fdr several yearstpast the habitues of the Bols have beien in the habit of nieeting every day a paralysed old gentleman,: the Baron de Septains, who was drawn.-about on. a couch, mounted on wheels, by alarge, curly, .snow-white.sheep, as gentle as a lamb. M. de Septains guided the sheep as he would have done a horse, and the fastest pace ever attempted by the animal was a mild trot. :Something queer got into that sheep's head .lately, for it tarnished several years of blainelessbehaviour-bytbolting 'and running' away at a gallop down the Avenue.de.Bois de Boulogne.! Of couriecthe coach was im mediately 'upset, anid M1.. de. .Septains, seri-. ously' bruised, was picked up in a fainting condition.,.,The runaway sheep was biravely stopped byone of the' keepers bf the, Bois,'. and has since been di...
Eloping with a Broomstick. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
Eloping with a Broomstick. My name is Adolphus Fitz Jenkins,,. and I was ratherpoorly off until a good?obld aunt took it into her head to die and leaveime her fortune. I scarcely believed my eyes wihenI gotthe letterinforming meof my; good fbr tune; but it tirnied out, quite true, ind I'l be held myself the happy possessor of £2000. It was a neat sum for a man without famhily ror encumbrance, and I felt grateful to the old lady. After a while the thought :came into my head, " Could I keep a wife now?" I felt lonely, and being an admirer of the gentle sex, I determined to look for a wife. But'I sought in vain. I had red hair and my left eyesquinted, and, although I dressed, ?well';Ifound it rather difficilt to get a wife. At last I fell in with one I thought suitable. ,One evening I was walking along Drummond .street when.my attention was attracted by a young girl who lent over, a balcony. She was very beautiful.' I felt as I looked at her asl liiad rie'ver felt before-in fact; I k?i...
We Never Do It. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
We Never,Do It. A correspondent writes accusing. us of plagiarism, and remarks that the paste and. scissors must play a very impoitit rit 'rt in our editorial duties. :We assuire him he is wrong ; every, paragraph, in our modest journal is original. That is, it was written by. some one at some time or other: With re ference to his other nasty jar, about.the paste pot and the scissors, we pass oiur editorial' word; that we never use them. All the plant for carrying on our arduous duties consists of our own gigantic intellect, a pen-knife, a chair without a bottom, and a gumn bottle. Should anyone doubt it, a call at the office will convince the most-sceptical.' .'i
Won't Pay. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
S Won't Pay. i" I think 'my son is going ofi his chump," said an old friend of ourswhose colonial ex perience extended over forty-five years., "He is goinig to start a paper that will regenerate this rising young nation, teach politicians that honesty is the best policy, and advise the Government to annex-New Guinea, and stand the issue of a war with Germany ' "ALh I" said we ; "has he got any money ? because he might just as well lose it that way as any other." "No," said our old friend, "he wants to borrow his starting capital from me; he says it's certain to pay." "2\rCe ran for three years an independent journal," replied we. ",1raised both parties and libelled everybody, inserted advertise ments as leading articles, and took potatocs and onions instead of cash ; sometimes we took whisky.; and all the time we were run ning it we never had money enough to buy a second shirt. We are running this on dif ferent principles, and have just won five shillings from our religious editor a...
A Case of Mistaken Identity. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
A Case of Mistaken Identity. I wish to8ihow how Mrs. Brownsmith got me into trouble.' My 'wife is-a splendid wo man,: but we had not been married long before I saw that if I was. to be master for life "I must assert my authority at once and. for ever. " I waited for an?'pportunity,"anid an opportunity came;. We ivere in the breakfast-room of our little villa, near Sand-. 'stone; and a long altercation ended thus "Well; Brownsmith, if you have made up your imidir not. to take me to the seaside, I have made up my-mind to go to mymother's house, and stay there till you choose to be. have like a man, and" not like a savage. I go." With an eloquent sweep of -her rustling petticoats, 'she left the room; and shortly after, I saw her cross thegarden, in the'direc tion of Acacia Cottage, where my beloved mother-in-law resides- unhappily for me, within five minutes' walk of us, SI'll:'aliow heri-I'll tame her ladyship," in an evil moment I thought.to myself. So I 'packed a small portmanteau, ...
OUR ILLUSTRATION. THE LATE COLONEL FRED BURNABY. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
OUR ILLUSTRATION. THE LATE COLONEL FRID BURNABY. . Colonel Burnaby,' whose portrait we give this week, some years ago, when he was Captain Burnaby, wrote a book. Khiva was at that time in the mouths of all who thought--who does not think so ?-that Russia's advanee in Central Asia means a big tight south of the Himalayas at no distant day. Captain Burnaby determined to reach i hiva, and the Russians determined he should not. He won; partly through his knowledge of Asiatic tongues, but chiefly through pluck. Frederick Burnaby was born in 1842. His father was a clergyman of the Church of England, and in 1859 young Fred got a com mission in the " Oxford Blues." Priests of the English Church preach peace, but they must surely be the most belligerent of mortals. They pray for. peace in their time, rise from their knees, and apply to the Horse; Guards for commissions for their; sons... In ,thoe ar'my, the: adolesceiitBirnalby becae: ai " terror " with the foils and gloves, but he; broke do...
A Druggist's Adventure. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
A Druggist's Adventure. Mr. Smith stood behind the conter of his chemist's shop, and gazed complacently at, his assistant. "It was about tine o'clock at night, and the little shop was wrapped in silence. The door opiened, and a ydung man' with an ingenuous face came.in and smiled, and said "Mrs. Kinnriey wants a bottle of cod-liver oil, an' I'm to take it to her at once." "Who's Mrs. Kin'ney, and, where's the money ? " asked Mr.- Smith, rolling up the bottle. "Why, don't you know Mrs. Kinney? She lives down on the corner below. She'll pay you to-morrow,;" remarked the young man. ' That's all right." " Oh, no, it ain't," said the druggist., "My assistant will deliver the bottle, and you can show the way." "The young man said: he was agreeable, and the two set out into the night.. Mr. Smith stood at. ease behind the counter, and looked -at the eight-day clock. The door opened, and another young man came in and smiled.. M3i. Smith looked at' him inquiringly. The young:man waltzed aroun...
Patti's First Appearance Before Royalty. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
Patti's First "Appearance Before Royalty .R On the occasion of? her first appearance in public in'Madrid !there were great festivals and., rejoicings in ,the;':capital Adelina selected here, as she did'for ier first appear ance at Covent Garden in 1860, the role of Amina, inf the "Sofinambula," for her debut, and obtained a brilliant success. The Queen, Isabella applauded vigorously, and sent for Adelina to come to her in her box. A few days afterwards the Queen gave an audience in her palace to Adelina and her father. The usual ceremonies of etiquette were not ob served at ýthis visit/ i Her Majesty greeted Adelina as her countrywoman, of whom she 'was 1yery/.proid, and invited' her iand her father to be seated.by her side. "Now, my dear," the' Queen began, " I should like to hear fromi ;iurself'if you were really born, in.Madrid,~and if your parents are Spaniards. ' The newspapors, which are all astoniishiedani d rightly,, at your tallent, arequiiarrelling over your natioiality. T...
Another Page of English History. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
Another Page of English History. (BY oUR COLONIAL ROMANCIST.) King Alfred, after a long-and useful reign, "left this world for.a brighter sphere," and was succeeded by..his son,: Edward the Elder. Now, it savours of. the highly improbable that Edward could have been-older than his father.; therefore, why' the Elder? Most historians are content to believe it only. the; grim humour. of the age, ' possibly to avoid the trouble of further investigation.'- But, for myself, being a man of 'an 'enterprising (not to say inquisitive) turn of :mind, 'I have sifted the matter to the bottoiim, and at the cost of considerable time, trouble, expense, two black eyes, a broken collarbone, and. the loss of three of my best front teeth (leaving out of the question the !damage done to a pair of black cloth inexpressibles), I have managed to ascertain' the following facts: Edward the Elder:was born. old-remark ably old, and was given the title in baby. hood. Before he had been in the world a' fortnight...
He Obliged Them with a Trick. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
He Obliged Them with a Trick. A Yankee-but' whether he was a trader or not,. I can't say-stopped at: a 'tavern, called for " fixin's,"iand after swallowing a pretty considerable bill, retired... Meanwhile the landlord and interlopers were busily en. gaged in conversatidn. By-and-bye, Yankees and Yankee. tricks were discussed.' The landlord informed his bar-room company that there was a live Yankee in the house, and if it were possible he would have a trick or two out of him before he left, while the aforesaid "hangers on" .or "lingerers " were to be witnesses, After a pleasant smile all round at the landlord's expense, they mizzled. Next morning landlord and company were. ready to snhap at Mr. Yankee as soon as he made his appearance. Breakfast being over, in walks Jonathan, with an air peculiar to ,folks "deon east,!' paid. his; bill, and was about to depart, when.the landlord ac costed` him with, "It's plain to be seei that you're a Yankee:~ Can, or willI you oblige us with a tric...
The Way It's Done. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
fi ·'The Way It's Done.; : First Detective: "I've got the two men who committed that murder.- Their names arh Chikli ' and' Kinks." Second Detective: "You don't say so! How did .you discover them?". "I ran across Chinks one day and boldly charged hiin with the crime." "Yes. How did he take it ?" "' He changed colour-a sure sign that lhe is guilty." "True-and the other ?" "I saw Kinks soon after- and boldly charged him with the crime.'" !. ' Good I How did he acti"' "Be did not change-color at all-a sure sign that he is a hardened criminal."..? .
The Fox and the Goat. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
The" Fox and the Goat. A, convivial fox hiving: tumbled'by chance into' well ai he: returned from a party.at vhicihthej ]ce of tlie rape,--not the sour variety favored: by ,di6tlier"'celebrated Rey-. nard-had flowed freely, cast aboiitf6r' a long while, but to no purpose, how he should get out. At last a goat came to the place, and wanting to drink,, asked Reynard hisi opinion of the water. " Well ,enough," .answered the wag. "'" Indeed it is so sweet that I am' afraid that I hliave 'urfeited my-: self." "Is that:the truth?" asked the hesi-, tating Billy.: "Naturally," retorted Rey nard. " Isn't it at the bottom of a well?"! The goat, upon this, without any more ado, leapt in, and the fox. taking the advantage! of his horns, by the assistance of them asi iiimbly leapt out, chuckling, to be instantly, '' tally-hoed ' by apassinghunt, and "broken up "' in the ditch of the second field. MORAL.-Don't be tob clever; ianid. bov e all, when:yon are. l' in a hole,'" don't be in a hurry to g...
An Occasional Letter. Merryville, February 4th, 1885. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
An Occasional Letterr : Merryvile, Febriaiy 4th, 1885.: 'DEAR Tit-Bits.--Having recovered from a surfeit of holidays and Christmas piadding,.I now take this occasion for once: more for warding you a few items from.my village. ` We have had a great honor done us, for Mr.. Jenkins, who once sat in the New South' Wales' Parliament, has come here to reside with his' family, and all "the' villagers, are getting quite aristocratic in: their notions. Full evening dress.is not now compatible without a coat, and. odd boots reign no iongei'as the fashion. Miss Selina Jenkins is the acknowledged belle of 'Merryville, and" half the young men are in rivalry for her hand. She plays the piano, and sings, and does. everything, except work. It has'bedie said that` she once had an offer of, marriage from Signor Marachino, who came out at the time of the Sydney Exhibition, biut that she was compelled 'to refuse him thiough' his persistency in declining'to wear socks', at a time when shoes were allthe ...
The Sentinel. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1885 [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 28 February 1885
SATUBDAY, FEBRUARY 28,1885 &nbsp; ______- &nbsp; The Rev. E. Wilfred Rollinson, the &nbsp; Victoria agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society, is a gentleman who does not allow the grass to grow, under his &nbsp; feet while furthering the good work ,in which lie is engaged. Since his depardure from the Cliff he has held a meeting nearly every night at different places. One night addressing a meeting at Mornington the next at Little River, then at Portar &nbsp; lington, he sweeps down on Ceres and &nbsp; Highton following it up at Drysdale, and in rapid succession Colac, Birregurra Ondit, Lorne and so on. The amount of quick travelling necessary to accomplish the work that Mr Robinson, goes &nbsp; through must be something astonishing. In connection with the local branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society, a depot has been opened at Mr C. C. Simpson's, where Bibles can be had. &nbsp; To try and exterminate the...