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The Tale of a Murder. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 16 May 1885
S The Tale :of: a Murder :..·i Ohl hordr -! The itop of tlhat roof justscan. See, silentlycrquchuing,the cat-faced man;. The moonbeans bright on his visage plary.'" Seei !he's irinimg?his heaid. He lias scented his; prey., i tTh See.him silently gliding till over the edgo e 'Of t'e roof ie drops on the windowý ledge lTiiat juif iiit:bei iiiti: 'Thaen the casementwide Hei noiselessly opeiis.v i e's vani hed inside.~ The victim tosses and turns in his bed. Filled by a wholly uinutterable dread Of somethingunseen, 'He little does ween That a mancat breathes right under his head. A dim light burns in that chamber bare! Ha! rtiat ristliig lidn ath ! "Oh! mercy! Whoi's' there?'",. .. The mancat rises before the bed. The victimn inagony, raises his head.. The cat-faced man'di~i's back for his sprin'. Ah I the spring of a mancat's a terrible thing. '' The victim's throat is"graspidin ahtrice In the mancat's grip; as tho' in a vyce., To elude that gi ip does the victim writhe, But in yain ! ...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 16 May 1885
"I really must draw the hlie somewhere," said Old Gruffingtoii, :.hen his daughter asked him for £50 to buy a sealskin cloak for this cold weather. " " Well, ,papa, dear," replied the ingenious creatiire, handing him 'a check all filled in but the signiture, " draw it right herei: This :broke the' old man all up, and, as het affixed his signatuire, he meekly muirmured': " These Australian girls beat the Luniverse'for cool icheek. ' * :'"robbiist-looking fellow, irho" was recently conicti'd df, having "piad ai domiciliary visit atoa house in the suburbs during the silence. of the night,, and aving taken: away with. hi`mi':afew v'alu'ables, was brought up for sentence.. "Have you anything to offer the Ecourt?before:sentence:isis`ep&illad'- asked the judge. "No, your honor," replied the pri soner. " My lawyer tookmy..last blessed 'sixpence"., a ', Mrs!: Bshliman? was .readingi the Mother Hubbar? rhyme to Vergie. i'Say, ma, if Midther :Hubbard.couldn't fiiid'anything for her dog...
We Never Lose Anything. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
" We Never Lose Anything. .?A Miss Dowdellhad her house broken into, her i drawers forcede open,, and;a i uantity oi jewelry ,.abstracted., ,Some .people are very careless. jVe never lose anything. WYe plant our::valbles in a 'dishcloth in the sink, or sometimes in our old' clothes, and during a long and varied caredr have never missed anything.. (Our manager, who, is overlook ing this paragraph whilstin progress, suggests that we never had anything to lose, but we treat'his innuendo with contempt.) A friend of ours carefully locks'his drawers before going to bed, ind when the burglar puts in an appearance, he sings out, "You, will find the keys on the piano, and if you discover anyytiiig w?orth taking, wake' inm up and we'll divide.' ; +'
Society Papers Out West. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
Society Papers Out WEst.: This' is ow an accomlishd society re porter on--atDakota ,pape 'rgivhestits -readers an idea of a soiree, with this description ;of the costumes worn by the ladies of the party : " Mary Monre, red frock, white sack, and, hair bunched; Emma, Latrobe, yellow dress and high-heeled silppers'; Marion Willough by, some kind of thin stuff, white, and tied up with blue t ape, .idhair frizzled; Jennie Murchison, black clothes and a feather in her hair; Ella Wexford, red hair and grey suit, fatjira'fronti and stuck. oit:: bhind;r P 'uline Tresley, bIiger'n a 'tub, andi'dress&e to the top branch, she had a velvet outfit a mile long, and ýiiteen rows'of teeth on her gloves, her hair was a dead yellow, tied up like a bun, and had a lot of vegetables in it; Flo rence Ross, green dress, flipped with velvet, and hoisted up at the side with a white checkrein; Vitnie Hammersly, white net-, woiSk:with red- streaks, w~lkald Iwith a limnp, and hair frescoed.", The colon...
An Alarming Disease Afficting a Numerous Class. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
Au Alarming Disease Afflict ing a Numerous Class. -:o: The disease commences with a slight de rangement of the stomach, but if neglected it in time involves the whole frame, em bracing the kidneys, liver.'pancreas, and, in fact, the entire glandular system, and the afflicted drags out a mi3erable existence until death gives relief from suffering, The disease is 'often mistaken for other com plaints; but if the reader will ask himself the following questions, he will be able to determine whether he himself is one of the afflicted-Have I distress. pain, or difficulty, in breathing after eating ? Is there a dull, heavy feeling, attended by drowsiness? Have the eyes a yellow tinge? Does a thick, sticky, mucous gather about the gums and teeth in the mornings, accompanied by a 'disagreeable taste ? Is the tongue coated ? Is there pains in the side and back? Is there a fulness about the right side as if the lives were enlarging? Is there costiveness?. If there vertigo or dizziness when ris...
The New Suit. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
The New Siff. He stood before the looking glass With frlowning face and red,. *Scanning'himself from head to f6ot ' And this is what.hle:said-~. "No, they don't begin' to fit; e- I can see it:plain enough ; They are not the right dimensions, And I'm fooled about the.stuff. " There's a stain upon the trouser, And they'are short ad inch or two ; :And the vest is bound to pucker, ;. :",: No matter what I do. '' `"And the coat that fit so neatly .:In- the shop's deceiving shades, Behold you how it bunches . Beneath my shoulder blades I '? "0 let me find the ,Hebrew That stroked me on the chest, And said that I was neatly built, And big around the breast, 'And said I had a bargain As he buttoned up my vest ! "'Olet meat the mortal .': Of the'mellodv voice'and small, Who patted me and flattered me, And even had the gall To say, ' Dot zoot shust vits you Like the baper on de vall 7' " . ii - re- r
Just our Luck. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
Just our Luck. " - Returning late from Governor Locl's mansion, where we often go and are a wel come guest when we want a cheap evening's revelry, we were attacked by bushrangers. They took our little all, consisting of a worn out tooth pick, twopence in coppers, a see ,tioi 6f a ,threepenny.. uiig of .tobacco, and a table napIitn' whith1 we. had. inadvertently. annexed ;under lthe! impressioni that it was our nasal comforter.-The -loss-is-a-serious one to us; and 'had itf'ot been for the as sistance of a friend this week's issue would have been unavoidably late. Subscribers present and future will understand our posi tion. and will no doubt resnond.liberally. ..
Recipe for Melon Marmalade [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
Recipe for Melon Marmalade After peeling the melon and scraping out the seeds, cut into square looking pieces, about an inch thick,then sprinkle with sugar, and leave it for some hours, Peel some oranges, divide into separate parts, cut each across the centre and remnove the pips, then ent off as miuch of the white part from the peel us plossible, cut it into narrow strips or otherwise, put the strips into a vessel and cover with water for several hours, changing it two or three times. If you use few oranges for the quantity of melon you possess. cut uip all the peel, but if you have ahout equal parts of melon and oranges, use only half the peel ,the remainder can be made into orange chips). Use your own discretion as to quantity of sugar, as this preserve requires less than most preserves, there being so little acid in it; also tie some bruised root ginger in a piece of muslin, and leave it cooking in the marmalade until the latter is just flavored, or according to taste. The cutti...
A Neat Robbery. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
A Neat Robbery. My profession isn't a popular one ; in fact there is considerable prejudice against it. For-my part, I don't think it's much worse than a good many others.' However, that has nbthing to do with my story. Sonme years ago I and the gentleman who was at that time connected with me in busi ness-he's met with reverses since then, and at present isn't able,. to go out-was:looking around for a job, being .at that time rather hard up, as you might say. ... We visited a small country town, 'I'ain't a-goi 'tii give it away by tellingwiheere it was, or .what the name of it was. There was one bank there. The manager was rich and old; owned the mills, owned the bank, owned most of the town. There wasn't another officer but the cashier, and they had a boy who used to sweep out and run errands. The bank?was in the main. street, pretty well up one end of it-a nice snug place at ;the corner, with nothing very near it. We took our observations, and found out that there wasn't no troub...
Current Opinions [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
BY "THE FIRST PERSON." i In these fast days, when all alike SAre hurrying to and fro,: I°often take a train to which; ' All other trains seem slow. For passengers the train ne'er lacks, Since all through life are taught`) To use the traini--the train I mean, . . That's called a' train of thought; ::The vworst of the above-mentioned train, is its liability to break down:at the wronga time. It is not a regular tiai;, for ;it some* -times-travels at express rate, and:at- other. times it hardly moves is :fast as a bullock team. I draw the attention of my readers to the above, simply to account for the in equalities that sometimes occur in my effu sions. An incident occurred at a dinner party, lately given by one of the leaders of fashion in a well-known suburb, at which yours truly was a most honored visitor. One of the guests was evideritly out of his element in society. He had; as I afterwards discovered, lately come down from the back blocks., He worried through the supper pretty fai...
Progress of the Foresters. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
Progress of the. Foresters. Now thst' the anniversary of Court Queeiiscliff, No.- 4124, is about to be celebrated, the present- is an opportune time to publish the following statistics: -The Ancient Order of Foresters is tile larigct.'l frienly so(!tty in the woild. The English olficial statistics, just conU plete.1 by Mr liawcross, the piernilnent sec:retary4 .1how that ip .January last, the Order: numbered 63-3,288 benefit, aind 13,971 'honorary umembers.. These figures show a net incrtease during ]ast year of 24 069 benefit and ! 78 lhonorary imetmbers. 'Thei, latter include 8 bishops, 29 peers, 6 judes., and 277 memubers of I'irliaiuent. urin4 , last year 58,449 benefit members joined tlhe Order, hut 29,1358 lift from different causes, and (;468 died, On tie 1st. of January tihe Court funds amoiunted to L3,198,417, tand the district funds to. L385,748, ,imakiing together L3,584.165. The juvenile societies in conneetion with the Order at ti.e same date numbered 58,777 mentubers, ...
Altogether Too 'Cute. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
Altogether Too 'Cute. I was in want of comfortable, and cosy rooms, and after 'having -gone' throuigh 'at least a dozen houses, and at each. saying, " I would Vwalk' down th eitreftaii' coisider it," I found a place vhichi 'wouidd 'exacly suit. me. ,But there' was olie thing which I objected to, and that was:the terms. The old lady wanted a guinea per "week: I wanted to pay fifteen shillings per week; WIV had a tussle on this iiatter, but finally we agreed ;to, split the difference, and say' eighteen shillings.: Welli everything having been arranged satisfactorily, I moved into my rooms, and, after a short time, got every'thingi:niaely, fixed-my pictures hung, my.books arranged -and .ws 'beginning. to feel perfectly at home, 'when Mrs. Robinson entered niy.sit ting room, and said "A gentleman's coming to see the rooms, sir." "But, my dear madam," I said, j' they are' occupied. I am in them." ' Ah, sir,". she answered, with. cool, in: difference,2'" but jrShaps the, other gentle man ...
Her Boots. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
Her Boots. 4utinsant hem aut venrsuacit. -Hon. Some lovers sing of rosy cheeks, And eyesof heav'nly blue, And coral'lips, ra?pretty teeth, And suh a lilke to do. Butdlhow shall Idescribe the thrill That through iny bosom' shoots, As I listen to the tapping of her Little high-heeled boots.; To:the ,,apping on the'pavement of Those":charming high-heeled boots. Oh, what a vision it doth bring, ITo this-fond loving eye, Of a dainty little ancle, And an instep arching high. ' :: ,t~rTho!lhe's as-fairs fairyni bterM, SThie sound my heart recruits ofiitGsI listif to.th tappiia g of her Little.high-heeled boots. To the trippig' and'tie tapping of '. Those darling higti-heeledboots. .,What matter tho' those bootikins 'Tread on my lonely heart, ?F?or Kate and I don't hit it quite,', And we are soon to part. She says that imen who don 'tge on S; Are nothing more than brutes, And I wince, yet love to listen To thdse little: high-heeled boots, T'" th'e tipping on'the paveimeit of : -.Those anfgr...
Jim Dilkins' Potato Crop. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
Jim Dilkins' Potato.,Crop.r;i , "Who`is'thai?" "' " Why that is the eyeless potato manl" " The above .question andrep ?yI ov?rheard while stopping at a certsin littletown i intlie western part of this state 1tThsobriet, eyeless potato man,aroused my , curiosity atid I turn&e to grizzlold farmer out fifty years ofage, who was staning near, and excusing myself, asked if ie could inform ime what it meant. ., ". "Wall, stranger, I reckonb I ki. That air's JifDiliks 'and a durnedinice fello' too I (Aid he' motioned "with h'is haid' towards a tall, lanky individual, who, stood leaning. agamist the side of the post-office chewing a 'straw.) But, Jim, he thinks as hoiw there'is a heapl to be made out of speri iiimenitini' and sick like Wall, 'ahirly this spring, Jiin commenced plowin' and, 'ldy thunder;, lieplowed;prittynearhis hiull'farmi under ; hardly left' nuffuraff dp ti. W he anybody waould ast him what hJe wasg ooin to plant, he'd onlyshake his head~ kind o' miysterious like,...
A Brave Joker. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
A Brave Joker. The .English cavalry, during Wellington's campaigns, wvere noted for their superb rid. ing: Their afficerse ere well. mounted, and had learned to ide bhy following the hounds acrossa gounghcountry .. Oneda~y, .in Spain, a French colonel of dragoons rode; out, attended1by three or four trooper*.to reconnoitre-the position of the English ariny,. While riding along, they suddenly cam'ieupon a young English officer, -who had alsb ridnen out to reconnoitre the SFrench army ... " Surrender:' s`houted the French colonel., But the Englishmin; being mounted on a thoroughbred ?laughed 'in- the col?hel's'face, and` quietly cantered Away. -The Frenchman pursued as fastigs ,his heavy steed could gallop. The Englisliman allowed him to get, quite close, and thenikissing ;his hand and leaving hi?i far behind, sshouted,; pointing to the Frencl?nan'sihorse' " Only a Norman;horse;imonsieur 1" The Frenchman galloped after him, shout. ing, "I will shoot you, if you do not sur render !" He...
Still more Popular Sayings. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
Stillmore P'opular-S. ."ngs What Russia'meins.-(B)ruin "A spriat to catch a whale.". Jonah;j " 'A wide-awake." -An liapless hatiki'ap Sless hat). ' - ., i' Every man knows where his' own shoe pinches."-Generally in the toe. "Still waters run deep."-Has this any thing to do with milk adulteration ? " All's well that ends well."-As the boy, iiadrdih elie oliurckedtheHo ci'dowhe well.' " i r,1 " Wilful waSte' makes- woeful `want." :Fashion:has-it, -"-Wilful-waist-makeswo-eful figure." :, *r-. ." On the horns of a • dilemma "-is cer-. tainly awkward, but to be on the hoins'of a bull must be worse. ' " Half a loaf is. better thani'` o bread." Or as the. eight hours', people-say,:" Half a loaf.is better than all work.',,,,, ; !: ?:. "Hope is the anchor of the soul."-Didn't I know the soul had an anchor. Some soles havei.got0 at good many apertures, nbit^ nd anchor. . ; :" Procrastination is the thief of time." We'~e·hdardo of a good mainy funn things being stolen, but for:anyone t stieal ...
A London Adventure. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
A London Adventure. Three years since I had occasion to pass a few weeks in London. / I am about to relate an -dventure whici'befell 'e' at this time,; which cam ' ery, ne.rjhaving.a very serious ternmiiation. I cannot, even now' think of it without a' shudder." I was wending my 'ay in ,the early part of the 'evening towards DruryiLane Theatre-' a famous temple 9of the drama, known the world over-when my attentionivas suddenly drawn to an appeal for charity made by a figure crouching pon the doorstep of a house. I looked at-the applicant.,R Heappeared to bie an elderly man, attired in a manner which bespoke, the extreme ofdestitption.,His coat soas 'soiled' and ragged.; rom beneath a 'shocki'ng hat I could see grey locks stealing out. His form was bowed, and Ijudged from his general bearing that he must be at least -sixty years of age. r,' . f i t ' F '" ' few once, sir, fo4 a poor old man," .he whispred. :-"I- am colia and?'hungry. I have had nothing'to'.eatsince yesterday," .My co...
Our Climate. [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
Our Climate. From W. Robert Roberts, I take this opportunity of. statin my 'opinion of Queenseliff as a health resort: that it is perfect in all the ways hi. which the debilitated, either in pursuit of business or from constitutional weak liess, may return to health. To those in search of health, with strength com bined, I say, without any hesitation, come to Queenscliff.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Queenscliff Sentinel — 23 May 1885
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