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STILL ONE MORE. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
STILL ONE VIORE. A freckled-faced girl stopped at the post-office and yelled out : "Anything for the Murphys ?" "'No, there is not." "Anything for Jane Murphy ?" "Nothing." "Anything for Ann Murphy ?" "No." "Anything for Bob Murphy ?" "No, not a bit." "Anything for Terry Murphy ?" "No, nor for Pat Murphy, not Dennis Murphy, nor Pete Murphy, nor Paul Murphy, nor for any Mur phy, dead, living, born or unborn, native or foreign, civilised or uncivi. lised, savage or barbarous, :ma o. female, black or white, franch? - unfr5nchised, naturalized or &-. wise. No, there is positivel;y : for any of the Murpheys, either vidual, jointly, severally, now a. forever, one and inseparabl=." The girl looked at the postmaste, in astonishment and :sid, "Please to look if there 3s anythang for Claranc
A. N. A. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
4. N. A. The chief topic in A.N.A. circles at present is the forthcoming visit of the chief president (Mr A. M. Taylor) on the 27th inst., on which .-date the annual dinner will be held at the Ozone hotel. Mr Taylor has the reputation of being one of the hard workers of the association and was elected as a member of the Board of Directors at the Queenscliff conference in 1905. At the dinner held by the branch in connection with the Jubilee celebrations last year the hope was expressed that the " Old Boys" of the Cliff should meet at leasti once a year in. our town, but although the branch has tried to forward the idea the replies up to the present are not at all en couraging, All the details in con nection with the annual reunion of members are almost complete, and it is hoped that members will have full particulars placed before them at a summoned meeting on 25th Int
QUEENSLAND'S PEARLING GROUNDS. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
QUEENSLAMD'S PEARLING GROUNDS. -+-------- - The pearl fisheries of Northern Aus tralia are the most lucrative and the least understood of the world's fisheries. The pearling grounds, as they are termed locally, extend along the north-east and northern coasts of Queensland. In years gone by, diving was mostly carried' on by naked divers in comparatively shal low waters, but the use of the diving. dress is now almost universal. The profits of pearling are enormous. The wages of the divers range from £1 to £2 per month, and a "lay" of £20: on each ton of shell lifted. The diver's tender is pain £4 per month, and the four members of the crew, 30/ to £2 10/. per month. These are the wages the men sign articles at, but comparatively little money is paid, as the crews more often than not "cut out" their wages in "slop chest," viz., goods purchased from the master-pearler, who makes more than 150 per cent. clear profit from this part of the business alone. The pearling boats are worked from...
THE KITCHEN GARDEN. MAY. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
THE- KITCHEN GARDEN, MAY. Transplant Cabbage and Cauli flower. Blanch Endive by tying the leaves together and covering with flower pots with the holes stopped, or cover each plant as it lies spread on the ground with a flower pot saucer. Cut off the Asparagus tops as soon as Sth. are withere, ~nd ~ apply-adressing of stable manure to the soil; it may be liilitly forked in between the rows, and Lettuces planted. Run black threads over rows of young Peas to scare the sparrows. It is advisable to stick Peas at tlSis season, for if allowed to lie oni the ground they sustain injury from the wet. (k The following may be sown or .planted during the month: Asparagus Onion Beans, Broad Parsley. Beet. Silver Peas Carrot Radish Corn Salad Rhubarb Roots Endive Sea-Kale Lettuce Spinach Horse-radish, sets Turnip Herbs of Sorts Garlic Mustard & Cress Shallots - Green fodder for Cattle-Rye, Tares, Cape Barley, and Oats. To Find The ;Day of The Week, The -Day of The Month And The Year Being ...
SUNDIALS. THEIR ANTIQUITY. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
SUNDIALS. THEIR ANTIQUITY The antiquity of the sundial is not the least of its charms. Primitive man obtained some idea of the time by placing a stick in the ground and noting how the shadow fell. The an cient Greeks had their sundials, and, among- the Elgin Marbles in the British Museum. is to be found -a four-faced dial unearthed at Athens. The Romans adopted sundials from the Greeks, and Cicero. has placed oa record the fact that he possessed one at his villa. The general adoption of sundials throughout thq civilised world was due to clerical influence;, for the early Popes ordered that sun dials should be placed on various churches, in order that the people could ascertain the hour of the day. The use of sundials, in England mal be said to date from the introduc. tion of Christianity. The Venerable Bede specially interested himself in the lmatter, and every monastery had its sundial. After a time every man of substance boasted one, and the old prints depicting Elizabethan garden...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
NEURALGIC n early D riw n Mad 'g an DRY, But Here is a letter which all women should read, especially those who are prone to neuralgic affections, and who pass hours of agony and ill-health through them. This letter tells those women more than can be specially written of the relief of Neuralgia by Clements Tonic, and it was sent from 411 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, 8/6/17 CLEMENT? TONIC LTD., "For the benefit of those who suffer from Neuralgia I should like to tell them of my cure. " It is a few years back I had that complaint, and it lasted for the best part of five years. Many people said it had become chronic with me-that I would never get rid of it--and I got to believe their opinion correct, for doctors' advice and prescriptions did not have the least effect. I used numerous other medicines and re medies, until I was despairing of ever getting better. This affected my general health. I became thin and weak, and put years on to my appear ancc. One old lady who came into o...
MARRIAGE CUSTOMS IN HOLLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
MARRIAGE CUSTOMS1IN HOLLAND. ------+---- A curious old custom still exists in many provinces of Holland. If a young man is in love with a girl, and wishes to ask her hand in mar riage, he goes about it in the follow ing manner. \He buys a 'small sweet cake, and, wrapping it up in soft paper, proceeds to the house of his inamorata; upon his arrival, he is ushered into the midst of the family circle; without a word, he walks up to the .young lady he wishes to make his wife, and lays the cake on the table before her. The rest of the family affect not to notice anything unusual, and continue their work, or their reading. The young man turns asidle and talks to the father or mother on some very ordinary sub ject, keeping his eyes eagerly fixed on the girl's face while he is conversing. If she accepts his offer, she takes up the cake and eats it. Sometimes, though Dutch, she is coquettish, anrd todrtures the young man by turning it over and playing with 1t., before she decides to mite it,...
THE GARDEN. EFFECT OF LIGHT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF FRUIT. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
THE GARDEN. EFFECT OF LIGHT ON THE DE VELOPMENT OF FRUIT. Experiments have been made to as certain the influence that light exer cises on the development of fruit, and. the results are interesting. The experiments were made by let ting the fruit ripen (1) in bags that shut out all rays of light, (2) in transparent bags giving an attenua ted light, (3) fruit exposed to full daylight; the trials were made on grapes, cherries, pears, apples, etc. - From the results it would appear that light is absolutely necessary only during the first stages of the formation of fruit and grain. After this initial stage has passed, the fruit seem able to complete its de velopment and maturity equally well in obscurit3 as in full light, although under the influence of the latter a greater amount of dry substance wai. acquired. It was observed that the best re-. suits were obtained when the grow ing fruit was under the influence of an attenuated light, and also that the acidity of the fruit was then di ...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. To Clean Papered Walls-The very aest method is to sweep off lightly all the dust that has been collected, then to rub the paper with stale bread; cut the crust off very thick, and wipe straight down from the top, then begin at the top again, and so on. Care should be taken that the walls do not gain a striped appearance, which may be obviated by rubbing equally all over the wall. To Destroy Moths-Turpentine is ay7 excellent destroyer of moths. Sprinkle the turpentine around the edges of the room before putting down the carpet, after it has oeen thoroughly cleaned, In putting away winter furs and garments, pound and brush them thoroughly and do them up in brown paper or newspaper with pieces of camphor >r moth balls. To Olean White Straw-An old straw sailor hat, or, in fact, almost any other white or light straw, which has become badly soiled, can be cleaned with little trouble by scrubbing it in a solution of oxalic acid and water in the proportion of an ounce of...
A Misleading Statement. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
A Misleading Statement. Under the heading 'Queenscliff' in the Geelong Advertiser of Thurs day, referring to the council's costs in the recent legal proceedings to re tsrain the borough from borrowing for electricity, the statement is made that the two amounts are not the total of the costs, which when finality is subsequently reached, will approximate £250. The costs are £105 11s 10d, and nothing more can be made of them. 'ihe mention of A£250 can only be for -the purpose of misleading. Ratepayers will note this fact. This is the'kind of thing the council has to contend with. Mjuch better to stick to facts than 'conjecture,
ELECTRICITY. DEPUTATION AND PROCEDURE. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
ELEOTRIGITY. DEPUTATION AND PROCEDURE. As arranged, a deputation repre senting townsmen of the borough on Tuesday attended' the council meeting with the view of further expressing their approval of the council's action in again proceeding with the necessary application and details for electricity- for the the borough,. and to obtain further particulars than those" already to hand. The deputation, having been in troduced by Cr Thwaites, was most warmly and curteously wel comed by Mayor Dewar, who-stated. that he was pleased the ratepayers had decided to take especial interest in the doings of the council regard ing electricity for the borough. Had such been the case on a former occasion when a vote was taken the result would have been reversed, He had recently returned from visiting severail towns and was more than ever convinced that with continual advances made in the use of electricity, the borough will be greatly improved when electricity is installed. The deputationists (Messrs ...
CADETS. Football Club Formed. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
CADETS, Football Club Formed. A meeting was held on Saturday last in connection with the local cadets, and a football club formed to join in competi tion with Portarlington, Drysdale, and Geelong companies. The following office-bearers were elected: President-Colonel Garrard. Vice-presidents-Capt. Jenkins and Sgt-Mjr Kennedy. Committee-Col.-sgt Stephens, L.-cpl Stephen, L.-cpl Mouchemore, Cadets Werry and A. Miller. Secretary and treasurer-Cadet Keath. Donations have been received from townsmen to encourage the lads.
Obituary. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
Obituary. - - 4-~ --- After a 'lengthy illness, Mr Augustus Johnson, of Beach street, died on Friday evening. He had been suffering from several maladies. Deceased was en gaged for years in fishing pursuits. He leaves a widow and grown-up family. St. Andrew's Sunday school hold their anniversary to-morrow, the preacher being Rev, D. G. M'Rae. At the evening service young men will be specially ad dressed. Allan & Co. to-day disclaim any other Geelong representative than Mr. J. A. Crowley. Council report is unavoidably held over. Empire Day service are to be conducted in the Methodist Church on Sunday, 24th inst, when the Mayor and councillors of the borough will attend at the ,invita tion of Rev P. E. Mallalieu. For Bronchial Coughs, take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, Is 6d. A Birthday Social has been arranged for Wednesday. next in the Methodist Sunday School to assist the piano fund. " A pleasant evening will be provided with games and music. A good atten dance is desired. ...
Church News. Services on Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
Church News. Services on Sunday, CHURCH OF ENGLAND Preacher-Rev. W. Watson Laidlay, Th.L. H.C, 8 a,rn. Matins 11, Evensong 7, 1ETHODIST CHURCH Preacher-Rev. P. E. Mallalieu, Pt.LJonsdale, 3 p.m., Rev, P. E.Ma11alieu; R.C. CHURCH Masses 9.30 Evening devotions, 7, ST.. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School Anniversary. Preacher-Rev. D. G MacRae. Morning 11. Children's Serviee 3, Evening 7. Address to young ien at evenini ser vice. Saturday, may 16, 191 .
To-day's Football Matches. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
S- Matches. Owing to the death of Mr A, Johnson, and as a mark of respect to his sons, the Queenscliff and Port match set down for to-day will not be played till the end of the season. : Te eTngineers and Artillery - match, which was to have taken - - place at Port, will be played here this afternoon. Both teams will be well represented, and a good game - should be seen, Beard has been appointed field umpire. • . - . Under the will of the late Mr Alex ander TMilk-r a sum of 4O0 zplef~-09 tug Ctt e by- te S-I
SOUTH AMERICAN TRAVEL. ITS TERRORS: ITS DELIGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
SOUTH1 AMERICAN TRAVEL. ITS TERRORS : ITS DELIGHTS. Except for journeys round the fringe of South America, travelling there is a desperate business. No where else surely in the world are fevers so malignant, forests and rivers so vast and uninhabited, and insects and snakes so murderous. More than one person has started up the Amazon, meaning to reach Peru and travel to Lima via one of the Amazon tributaries, and then by an unfinished railway which he strikes some few hundred miles out side Lima ; but has been turned back at Para, at the very mouth of the river, by a murderous onslaught of mosquitoes, wasps, and bees of in credible size, and chigoes which per sisted in laying eggs in the skin of his toes. A French traveller, who started from Guayaquil, crossed the Andes of Ecuador to the Amazon, and then descended the river, could not make up his mind which scenery was gran der and which horrors were worse, those of the mountains or the river. The well-known ships of the Booth Line ...
Fire Brigade. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
Fire Brigade. At a monthly meeting of the local Fire Brigade held on Monday last trophies were given by the following:=-M~essrs Cockerill, Menzies, Klug, and Joy, and a nicely carved tray by Fireman Scisson. The following events are to be con tested:-Two-men Marshall, Four-men Reel Race, One-man Hydrant Event, One-man Engine Event, One-man Mar shall Event. The Reel Event teams are 1st Team--Firemen Scisson, Pollock, Dewar, V. Keath. 2nd Team-Firemen H. Thomson, Mouchemore, Gaylor, Tyack. 3rd Team-Firemen Jurgens, Shapter, Holden, G. Keath. 4th Team-Firemen Harrison, Millar, Coltish, Banks. Time-keepers-Messrs G. Thomson, D, Stevenson, M. O'Donnel. Judges-Messrs A. Pollock, 1W, H, Tho1psonn, Guy, W, rirt ten+
THE WORLD IN CLOTH. KINDS TEACH US HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 16 May 1914
THE WORLO IN CLOTH. ------+------ KINDS TEACH US HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY. Damask comes from the city of' Damascus; satins from Saytown, in China; calico from Calicut, in In dia, formerly celebrated for its cot ton cloth and where the printing of calico was first tried ; muslin is named from Mosolim, Asia; alpaca, an animal of the Ilama species, whose wool serves to make this fab ric. Taffeta is named from a street in Bagdad ; cambric from Cambral ; gauze from Gaza ; baize from Bajac ; dimity from Damietta; jeans from Jean; drugget is derived- from the name of a city in Ireland, Drogheda; duck is named from Torque, in Nor mandy. Blanket. is called after Thomas Blanket, a famous clothier connect ed with the introduction of woollens into England, 1340 ; serge derives its name from Zerga, .a Spanish name for a peculiar woollen blanket ; vel vet from the Italian Velluti, which means woolly.--"Stray Stories."