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PERSONALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888
PERSONALITIES. According to Landseer, one of the Duke of "Wellington's weaknesses was a rooted convic tion that he conld name every picture in the A-psley House collection without reference to the catalogue. So long as the pictures fol lowed one after another in order, the effort was successful, but if the narrator were called by tne forgetfulness of the visitor to any special picture, he was at fault; and, without beginning again with the first .picture in the room, he could not give the information asked for. ' I beg your pardon, sir; who did you say that was ?' said Jjandseerto the duke, on the occasion of a visit to Apsley House, at the same time pointing to a half-length portrait of a sour-looking woman in the costume of the time of Elizabeth. The duise looked up at the picture, muttered something, and left the room. While the duke was absent, Landseer studied other pictures had for gotten all about the sour-looking lady, when a voice close to his ear popped ont, ' Bloody Mary....
The Colonel's Tale. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888
The Colonel's Tale. IT was late-after midnight-and as we got up from, the whist table and gathered around the foe, Colonel Thornton said:-' If yon men are not too tired and don't mind sitting up for another half hour I think I can tell you a good story.' "We protested that we were never less tired and could sit up till morning if necessary. So the Colonel began : - ' My father, as you know, was a parson, but he took orders late in life, after having been fifteen years at the bar, and the evems of which I am going to tell you he himself told me as having come directly under his 1 eye when he was a barrister. ' It was at the Monmouth assizes in 18 - that a case was tried which, became the talk of the neighbourhood and county for years after. My father was sitting in the Court of the Assistant Judge when a note was brought him from a friend in the adjoining Court, asking him to come and hear a case of more than usual interest, the facts of which were these: ' Some time before a farmer'...
TALE. "INJA." [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888
T A L E. 39 BT AHKTiTE BIVEES. June in Virginia, and all the cherries ripe ! One saw them, in red and purple-black knots against the moving green of leaves and the1 intersecting divers of dull blue sky. Their sunburnt, subtle fragrance mingled "with the fresh perfume of meadows rained upon; their intermittent pattering upon lie grass below -was as pleasant a sound in its way as the cool noise made by the plashing of an oriole in run-filled stumps near by. One was vaguely conscious of a half-asleep wind through trees -and grass, and the dim innendo of a locust*s jarring song somewhere in the glittering distance. Under the largest of two red-heart cherry trees sat a girl shelling peas. She bnfl a pro fessional "way of inserting her small, well curled thumb into the green shells, ousting their contents with a single movement. Some- ? times a cherry would fall upon her dark braids, and drop thence in among the verdant contents of the yellow-ware bowl. Several handsome Dorking hens gathe...
ORIGINAL POETRY. A HUNTING SONG. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888
OR1G1NAL POETRY. A HXJBB3KG 50X0. Tfurrah ! for thi bright and smiling morn, - With fh2 earth refreshing dew, And hurrah 1 for the bush, and the grassy plain, ggg And hurrah!-for the " Kangaroo 1" The steeds are mounted,- the dogs are free, And the station, buildings past; Hurrah! for the fresh inspiring wind, And the horse that gallops fast ! Away on the plain 'neath the distant range, Whra the grass is sweet and new, -Sees cnr quarry to-day,-now " A-w*r ! atritrl .T6i «fa» Old IUb Sjtogitrooi " For ih«ir Ttrj tivea flee his frightened vires, All the points of the compass round ; Away they're aped, with instinctive dread Of th« fanjfs «f tn# esTHgs bound. TtoMfh tsmnchins tnas ifb £r with ease, And the atxaSaing dogs in ricw; "With bound on bound o'er^ibe lerel ground Cf*eath« " ^ld Man KangaTOO." ©'er hollow *nd etones, and the moaldarinjT ba*w Qt many a mighty tree; As we follow tha doge -we leap the logs "With «. sheer, la oht sporting glee. And now vc erecp down the bank so-ste...
BURRA, April 4. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888
BURRA, April 4, SMELTING AT BLTEEA-There are, near tbe old sjaelting works here, many thousands of tone ef slagg, the results of smelting in the early days of the Burra Burra Copper Mines, and of late since the mining booms have been 6o rife the South Australian Smelting Com pany hare taken notice that by the old ap pliances all the copper was not extracted and have determined to run the whole heap., through improved furnaces. There is to be one erected here for the purpose and three or four men are at present employed on the place; so shortly we shall have the pleasure 1 of for a while experiencing' something of old j times here. Yesterday a piece of slagg about 5 ounces in weight on being crushed g»ve about £ ounce of pure copper so that tbe venture will be payabie. Tbe Black Hills b.M. Syndicate has com menced opperations in earnest. Tbe main shaft, which has been contracted for by Mr W. Lord, is now down over 20 feet. The st@ne removed, according to some of our Broken Hill visit...
AT THE DOOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888
AT THE DOOE. Alice iias gone to confession. What lias the girl to confess ? What little, idle transgression Causes my sweatkearfc distress ? Is it lieu fondness for dress That needs a priest's intercession, And brings that pensive expression Into her eyes' loveliness ? What lias the maid to confess ? Is it some little flirtation, Ending perhaps in a kiss f Mine be the sin's expiation If I but shared in. its bliss. Is it a trifle like this ? Seeking its justification ? Was it a rash exclamation Some one has taken amiss ? Was it a trifle like this P She who lives always so purely Cannot eo gravely transgress. One who can smile so demurely Cannot have inaeh to confess. Let me for pardon address, For guiltier, surely. Sin your small sins, then, securely. If it is I that they, bless, Mine be the task to confess. -Havry B. Smith.
DAWSON, April 3. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888
DAWSON, April 3. On Easter Monday a match between the married and single cricketers of the district was played at Dawson. The bachelors went to the wickets first and succeeded in knocking up the respec table total of 90 rans while the bene dicts only managed to put together 85 before they were disposed of, thus losing by 5 runs. The game, which was very interesting occupied tbe whole of the afternoon. In the evening an entertainment in aid of the Dawson Cricket Club funds was held in Staer?s Assembly Room. There was a fair at tendance. The programme opened with a song " Queen of the Earth"pleasingly rendered by Mr C. Stone and for which he was deservedly encored. A recita tion " Bashful Bachelors" by Mr C. Shiller and a reading by Mr S. Baker followed. The quartette' '. Village Bells'' by Miss and Messrs Kennedy was sung and had to be repeated. In response to an encore for his recitation The Progress of Madness," Mr Stone gave a burlesque rendering of''thePart ing of Marmion and Dou...
VARIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888
VARIETIES. At Ste rens' auction-rooms, in London, re cently a number of ornithologists assembled to -witness the sale of an tgsr of the great auk. Before offering the lot, Mr. Stevens re marked that in 1S80 two eggs of this bird, both of which had been broken, were sold by him, and that they fetched one hundred and one hundred and two guineas, respectively. Of the recorded eggs, twenty-five are in eighteen museums, and forty-one in nineteen private collections-forty-three out of sixty six being in Great Britain. The first bid of fifty guineas was made by a well-known ornithologist, and this was followed by sixty guineas from Mr. L. Field, to whom the egg was eventually knocked down, at one hundred and sixty guineas. The interesting fact is stated that so inde structible by wear or decay is the African teakwood, that vessels built of it have lasted one hundred years, to bs then only broken up because of their poor sailing qualities from faulty models. The wood, in fact, is one of the...
Correspondence. [We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents.—ED.] ADMINISTERING THE LAW. TO THE EDITOR OF THE "REGISTER" [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888
Correspondence. fWc do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents.-Ed.] ADMINISTERING THE LAW. TO tHE BDItOK OF THE" REGlSTEtl" Sit- I would draw your attention to a matter in which I consider I have been unjastly dealt with. The case is as follows: -Before the Railway Refreshment Act was passed I held a permit granted by the Trea surer to supply refreshments at the Peters burg Railway Refreshment-rooms. It was eventually found that these permits were illegal, and I received instructions to discon tinue selling. The Rsfreshmentoooms Act was passed so that licences could be legally granted to persons like myself who had spent money in building premises to meet a public want. , Consequently at the first annual meeting of the Licensing Bench of this dis trict after the Act was pasted I applied for a license, gave the necessay notice, and carried out the requirements of the Act. There was no opposition entered, but the license was refused on the ground that sufficent" no...
YONGALA. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888
YONGALA. The Primitive Methodist Church, Yongala, celebrated its anniversary on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. On Good Friday a sale of gifts and cake fair,also tea,was held in the Institute and was well attended. The Yongala band played selections at intervals and the children sang under the leadership of Mr Cheek, Miss Heithersay pre sided at the piano. On Sunday three sermons were preached by Rev M. Wiltshire to large congregations. Receipts over £50. The Band of Hope and Bine Ribbon Ai*my are making great preparations for their opening nigkt on Tuesday April 10. t Business is rfify quiet
Petersburg Coporation. TUESDAY, APRIL 3. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888
Petersburg Coporation. TUESDAY, AP&IL 3. Present.-Councillors P. A. Callaryj W. Heithersay, W. Howard, and the Town Clerk (Mr J. H. TouchelL) In the absence of the Mayor Coun cillor Callary was voted to the chair. MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meeting Were read and confirmed, CORRESPONDENCE. Several letters were received from persons offering to sell iron safes. MISCELLANEOUS. The Scavenger's account of £2 was passed for payment. Receipts £37 lis; Payments, £4 18s 2d. COUNCILLOR "WRIGHT'S SEAT. On the motion of Cr Heithersay seconded by Cr Howard Cr Wright's seat was declared vacant. It was resolved on the motion of Cr Howard seconded by Cr Heithersay that nominations for the position of Councillor for East Ward be received BOARD OF HEALTH. Letter was received from the Scaven ger complaining that Mr Callary would not pay him for cleaning out water closet on Mellor Bros property. Mr Callary explained that he was agent for Mellor Bros to whom he had , written concerning...
CALTOWIE, April 11. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 13 April 1888
C ALTO WIE. April 11. The annual meeting of the Caltowie Foot ball Ciub was .held at the Caltowie Hotel on Saturday last when the following gentlemen were elected to hold offices for the ensuing year. Patron, A. Catt. Esq, M .P.; Presi dent, A.. W". Carter, Esq; Vice-Presidents, A. McDonald and J.H. Ferryman ; Captain, D. McDonald; Vice Captains. E. Robinson and D. J. O'Dea ; Secretary, F. H. Ferry; Committee to include officers and E. Wor nom, J. W. Crosby, and B. McDonald. Although some of the best players have left I think the Caltowie Club,will still be near the top of the tree. Practice commences on Saturday at 2.30 p.m. We hare had some very nice rains lately and the fields are beginning to look green. The hill at the rear of Caltowie presents a beautiful appearance which the effects of the late rains hare produced. The public meeting which was to have been held on the 5th inst to consider the affairs of the Institute fell through owing to nonattendance of the public and I thi...
District lews. BENDLEBY, April 10. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 13 April 1888
District lews. BENDLEBY, April 10. Seeding in this Hundred is now very nearly over. V'ost of the fanners having finished althongh a f«w have still a week or fortnight's work to do. The area, under crop will be a little less than last year although the proportion of fallow ground put in is much larger than any previous year.. A splendid rain fell here last night, about l£ inches. This has filled up all the dams and will give the wheat a good start*
The Petersburg Times. ORROROO CHRONICLE AND NORTHERN ADVERTISER. FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1888. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 13 April 1888
CJXE IPCTEKTRG CROWS, ORSORDO CKEGHICLE AND HSRTKERN ADVERTISER. FBIDA r, APRIL IS, 1888. 3VIE Gr. W. KLEM.- Just prior to going to press we are requested by Mr i G. W. Klem to state that through the delay" in checking Mr Hosking's goods by the Customs Officer, on account of j ihe late fire, he will be unable to enter bis new premises until early next week. He will however make'as good a show as possible to-morrow (""Saturday,) in the old store. BAND OF HOPE.-On Thursday evening last a meeting of the Church of England Band of Hope, Petersburg was held. There was a large attend ance and after an address on temperance had been given a veiy good programme of songs etc was carried out; a piccolo trio by Masters Jackson, Gordman, and Clarke being particularly well rendered. Altogether a very pleasant evening was spent and a good number of children signed the pledge. SpoRTS wil! be held at Dawson on the 24th of May, " Ms W-THREADGOLD'S clearing sale will be continued until th e end of the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 13 April 1888
Pb&IIC JVoticeiSi DK T. E. SMYTH. B. A,, B. U. I., Has commenced practice at Peters burg and may be consulted at Williams's Hotel To On liberal terms,commodious STOBE _ centrally sitoated in Main-street. YON GALA, tin til recently occupied by Messrs Laurenti & Basedow, Storekeepers. Apply to J. HUMPHBIS, Tongala. Tfe© Elections, T°. fJIHE Jg LECTORS OF THE Legislative Council. DISTSICT. HAVING been requested by the Orroroo branch of the Farmer's Association, And by many electors in various parts of the district, to offer myself as a candidate at the coming elections, it id my intention to seek your suffrages. JAMES AITCR1S0N, J.P. Hill crest J?«rra, EGISLATIVJE COUNCIL 1 ELECTIONS. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE SOUTHED DISTRICT T Gentlemen-I have the honor to inform you that having been requested by the Mesahers of the Orroroo Branch of the Farmers Mutual £ ssoclation, and also by a ]&rg§ number of other electors in different parts of the District, to stand as a '"a...
Railway Time Tables. PETERSBURG AND PORT PIRIE. DOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 13 April 1888
Railway Time Tables. PETEMSBUMG AND PORTP1EIE. DOWN. &.3L - p.m PETERSBURG dep. 6 36 " 3 5 Yongala ... " 7 8 3 32 Jamestown ... " 8 10 4 32 Caltowie ... "8 46 5 8 Gladstone ... " 9 "41 5 58 Huddlestone ... " 10 8 ? 22 (Crystal Brook ... '* 10 46 6 57 Warnertown ... " 11 23 7 34 Fort Pirie Station ... air, 11 50 8 1 Port Pirie Post. Office " 12 0 8 12 UP. " a.m. p.m. Port Pirie Post Office dep. 7 15 3 30 Port Pirie Nation " 7 30 ' 3 43 W arnerbown ... " 8 2 4 15 Crystal Brook ... " 8 46 5 2 Huddlestone ... " 9 17 5 34 (Gladstone ... " 9 40 6 13 Caltowie .. ... " 10 38 7 0 Jamestown .... " 11 14 7 36 Yongala " 12 17 8 36 PETERSBURG ... " 12 39 8 58
An Eneregetic Widow. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 13 April 1888
An Enererctlc Widow. ' So the sad event has taken "place ?' said.,^ friend, in a sympathetic tone of voice, to the wife of a great American pugilist, who Lad passed away. '.Yes, poor Mike died laat night.' ' It is ali so sad,' continued the friend; 'so very sad ! Just as the arrangements were being made for Ms great fight with the Eng lish champion, too.' 4 Oh, well,' replied the widow, brightening up a little, ' as far us that is concerned, his dentil won't make any diffei cues.- You know:. I always wrote all his challenges, anyhow; so this moruing I wrote up one to the Eng lishman that will make his teeth chatter whia he reads it, and just as you came in. I was ?writing a piece for the papers in which Mike-f says if it's necessary for the credit of oar-; country he'll take the British lion itself right by the tail, and pound it round the sharp edge of Bauker iill monument till it roars for mercy. Oa, in the coming fight the pub- ; lie won't notice iny hnsbaud's being dead all. -Cm...
A [?] Step. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 13 April 1888
A Beeisive Step. His churn came in. and found ixim dippirig a lock of hair iuto sa envelope-not; furtively surreptitiously or hurriedly; but just jab bing it under cover in a calm, business-lite way. ' Hello !' s?id the visitor, ' what's up ?' ' ^Nothing,' he answered. ' I'm only send ing back Sliss Hamilton-Highlow's hair, that's all.1 ' Engagement off again ?' 'Yes.'" ' How many times does this make ?' ' Five. It's fi'jal this time, though, one way or the other.' ' Does she &ay so ?' ' Oh, she always says it's final. Pm fixing things just now. It's eff forever, or cards out before Lent!' ' How do you do it ?' 'Little scheme of my own. You know the color of her hair, don't you?' ' Sorter brown, isn't it ?* 4 Warm brown- with a little raw umber in. it.' 'Well?' . 1 Well, this sample t-f li-iir I'm doing up is red-good, regular standard red. I tell you, we're g' if'g to get down to hard-pan emotion this trip. She'll know whether she loves me or not; and if she does, she'll wa...