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ODDS AND ENDS A Thought for the Farmers. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 April 1888

0DDS ANp ;^P£>r|' 0 A~33wigt£ for tlie Farmers. Our farmers have not, so far, performed ? their- share ofthe work, or borne. tLeir proper C®: proportion of the expenses, although tha press - has const^iilly'adyertised the actual merit aad Si value of their property until a demand' &sj=jSI been created, and they, over all osiers, realize an, immediate benefit by an Incr^se^^ value to all their property. It is ab'ont time:®! that the press should receive-its share befaefit, and every fanner in the copntiy find it greatly to his advantage to potroiHse^a the papers, which on all occasions are attention to the advantages our co'mtjy^jg possesses over all " others," and by so doingl^i bring the most desirable class of people to comc here and establish homes among us. lif cft| the larmers would advertise what theyharcj - ^ to offer, they would save much trouble, and the newcomers would be able determine which property they would go ami''-.if examine. If you have anything to offe...

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Diamond Experts. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 April 1888

Diamond Experts. ' Of all the professions in the world none perhaps is more independent than that of the diamond expert. His salary is high, and. he finds little difficulty in getting1 it. His hoars of labor are few, and his task comparatively «asy. . But these advantages are the fruits of years of study among diamonds, and his profession is one- that, when mastered, in volves most delicate duties, many interests and much money. There are tricks in every trade, and diamond cheats are among the most feared criminals in the country. ' They can make a etone that looks like a perfect diamond, half of glass, and half of the real gem. In the settinj, when there is a background, a silver composition is used to give the gem a white and crystal-like appearance, and 'often indeed they make a paste diamond so «kssly resembling the genuine that only an expert can distinguish, it. The duties of the expert are to value dia monds after once having found the gems genuine, and this lie does with the...

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HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 April 1888

HUMOUR. ef I've a fellow-feelirg in my bosom," Bald the tramp,ss 'he arwoke and found lus partner. f umblmgin. His vb&t.-Tid-feits. ' Seid the Amer in" the' stars;" is a new-: version of the popular songasj applied tb the "; editor of the Tribune? w his . tall, tower. -. Fuck. . . , 4<. " ,, |To matter how drnnk"a~man,Or how a&rk", the night is, he never tries to take two steps mdre after, he rims reached ;the top ofc'thfe. etaars. , One is sufficient-. Old gentleman (calling down Hie etairs} " Clafca,'didn't I hear that young man go jast now?." Daughter-"Yes, papa, you heard him-go to the cellar for more coaL"r- ? Epoch:-. -.' , A congressman, wlio heard Rouse's version I of the Pdalms sung, and was assured HhaV David wrote and sang:them, said he now" understood what'was before a mystery-r4why I Saul iiied.to kill him.-Living Churchy _ ] Franklin Mills (ordering the' cigars pb a popular cafe)-lt What's your brand, Jack ? Jack Steares (from Texas, between ...

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Wonders of Egypt. DISCOVERIES MADE DURING THE PAST YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 April 1888

Wonders of Egypt. DIKCOVEBIES MADE OTJEINCr THE: PAST XEAE. The work of the Egypt Exploration Eund during qhe last year has been mainly of arch aeological value. The results were recounted ten days "ago by 3F. Navilfej the famous dis coverer of the treasure city of Pitholmi., in an address .delivered'bef ore the Society of Arts in London. Excavations were made in the mounds of -TeT-el-Sahocdieh, near Belbein, and in the ruins of -the Temple 6f'Bubastia. The explorers puipose in r the first instance was-to ascertain tfrhet'her it" was the sifceof the Hebrew town built by the high priest Onias, who fled before the persecution of the Syrian King, Antiochns Epiphanes, and also to dis cover the .name .of the original Egyptian city. The evidence disclosed bv the spade was not conclusive in either respect.5 The inscriptions unearthed contained.no references either to the ancient name or; to .Oniasi bnt decisive proof was furnished of. Hebrew oc cupation by the discovery of .a necropolis on...

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SKETCHES. USELESS APPENDAGES. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 April 1888

SKETCHES. USELESS APPENDAGES. - If "has always been >a puzzle ^ physiolo gists to properly define the-functions of the spleen. Anatomically it is known as ' a ductless glandular organ, of an oval figure, situated in ihe^upper portion vof. the abno minal cavity, to the l^ft of the stomach, and under .the iibs,' but the exact part it plays in. the ^ functional economy of man is by . no means ,so . easily defined, indeed, there are tiojabt? whether it ha^j any use at all. The ancients regarded. the -jepLeen as the seat of ?angerandmelancholy, and to the word-makers' acceptation of 4his pld-fashioned belief are due the expressions . spleenful,' 'splenetic,' .and some half-dozen other additions to our vocabulary. j, . ; - . " ; ; Surgical experience; however, scarcely bejars out this belief; for it has been found not only that the ispleen can be extirpated without causing the least disarrangement to thte general work of the system, but that its removal neither makes a man less angiy n...

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PERSONALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 April 1888

PERSONALITIES. : JSot long agoihfi Paris eal6n, B,6ssiia was sitting at his piano trying a piece of music by Wagner; A friend came in and made the remade that the music was turned upside down. Yea; Iknow, "saidRossini," "but I tried toplay it the 'other way, aud i can't, so I am trying it like thisj now." The Empress of"."Austria, ala-rmed at her increasing. emboijpoint,-:Jias taken-the advice of hpr physicians; to go. in for . plenty of - exercise.^, ..Any day"may be -witnessed, at tha Castle of trodoloj a*sight|'awe-5nspiixrig "or comical,"jae'eording to the opinions of -the' spectators, of a ^tout, elderly emppess fencing: with a demure young archduchess, Marfa "Yalefie by name. Mrs*. Ella Wheeler Wilcox met two young priests, who were charmed with her conver-' sation, last summer. One day they remarked, in a: somewhat .^adroit fashion, that they wondered such a' charming: woman should, not become a Catholic, Would she jiot give them, an idea of her -views? With that bright manne...

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The Sanitary Condition of Petersburg, CHIEF- INSPECTOR FARRELL'S REPORT TO THE CENTRAL BOARD OF HEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

Tbe Sanitary Condition of Petersburg, CHIEF - INSPECTOR FABBELL'S EE PORT TO THE CENTRAL BOARD OF HEALTH. "Since I. last inspected this town in June, 1885, it has been separated from the district of Yongala, and was incorporated in 1S86,. The population has increased from350 in 18Sd to its present estimated number of 800 Very little has yet been done to improve the naturally defective drainage of the town, a few side streets have been formed and metalled, but the waterchannels have not been paved. A good deal yet remains to be done to assist in carrying off storm waters and ordinary surface drainage. The Chair man of the Local Board of Health informed me that the Board hopes next year to be in a better financial position, when further im provements will be carried out. A scavenger has been appointed, who is required to visit each dwelling-house once a week and remove accumulated refuse, but he does not perform his work in a satisfactoiy manner. His con tract expires next month, when...

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Tracts for the People. A STREET CHAT BETWEEN TWO TOWNSMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

Tracts for the People. Br ONE OF THEM A STREET CHAT BETWEEN TWO TOWNSMEN. What will taxation of land values" evolve . Abolition of the sweating v:and absorbing system, which is bringing ruin and starvation to the many, and wealth to the sweater and absorber. How By removing the disabilities men j labor under as regards occupancy ot j business sites in townships, and thus enabling any one of them (or widows I either) to start any little trade or bus ness of their own. How will it remove them ? j By putting all and each on the j same footing, each having to pay the same rental value for corresponding blocks and area. - How would poor persons be better able to make a start in life then than they are now . From the mere fact that any little j capital they might have would not be absorbed in the purchase -as now - i of their business sites at the start. Does the present system of buying and owning land detrimentally affect i the best interests of the public gener ally-that is, the produc...

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Petersburg Coporation. MONDAY, APRIL 30. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

Petersburg Coporation. MONDAY, APRIL 30. _ -fresent--His Worship -the Mayor (W Threadgold, Esq., JJP.) Councillors P. A* OallarjjJ.P., W. Heifcheraay, W. Howard, &. W. Klem, W. Osborne, J". Owens, and the Town Clerk (Mr J- H. Tcuchell.) MINUTES. "Eke minutes of last meeting were read ar"l confirmed. QUESTIONS, ,J?*?8w°r1b10 Or Osborne the Mayor stated that the Public Works Committee had in spected the bridge at the corner of Herman ana Main streets. Town CLERK'S STATEMENT. The Town Ctterk stated that the obstruc tion caused by the late fire had been re moved. He had returned the safe which was practically useless to Messrs G. & B. Wills & Co. Several persons had been in the town hawking and when requested by him to produce a licence had shown one signed by the Commissioner of Police licenc ing the holder to hawk within the province. He had addressed a letter on the subject to the Commissioner of Police but had received no reply and he would, with the permissi...

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Yongala Board of Health. APRIL 27. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

¥ongala Board of Meal tb. APRIL 27, Present-All the members and the Secre tary. The Secretary reported correspondence respecting pigs polluting the water in a reserve in the hundred of Mannanarie. At present there is no by-law to prevent them polluting water bat steps were being taken to include a provision in a future net of by laws. The Sanitary Inspector presentsd his report for the month which stated that owing to the model set of by-laws not being |n force no decisive steps bad been taken to enforce their provision^ bat it was expected that -they would shortly be gazetted when action would be taken which would improve the sanitary condition of the district. Report adopted.

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Yongala District Council. APRIL 18, 1888. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

Yongala District Council. APRIL 18, 1888. Present-Messrs J. Cheek, J. Howard,. and A. Cnun- No quorum, :1 APRIL 27. Present-AIL Tlie Clerk reported that Mr (J. Gaffney had been duly gazetted as Banger, Babbit and Burr Inspector, and Sanitary inspector for the district. The Overseer of Works reported inspecting Main road from Petersburg to DawBon, and' stated ^.hat the funds available f»>r Main roads was useless for the length requiring metalling. To stand over till the Council has more fundi. From Surveyor General re rabbits and burrs. To be informed that the Council has already taken vigorous action to destroy them. From Commissioner Crown Lands consent ing to divide the district into three wards, viz. -Yongala, Mannanarie, and Morgan, each hundred named to constitute a ward. The Clerk to order dog discs and station ery required. . The Hanger and Inspector presented Us monthly report. Adopted and the recom mendations re rabbits to be deferred for a fortnight. Tenders received fo...

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PERSONALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

PERSONALITIES. Mr. Labonohere says Mr. Raskin always was a funny old gentleman, and the older he grows tie funnier he becomes. A Gilbert and Sullivan birthday book has been published in London, with this quota tion at the date of the Queen's nativity, May 24th:-' For I'm not so old, and I'm not so plain, and I'm quite prepared to marry again.' Wilkie Collins was asked the other day, how he came by Count Fosco, the only fat villain in fiction, ' He was an agglomeration,' replied the novelist, 'and I made him fat because a lady made the remark to me at a dinner-party that no novelist could make a really life-Hue tat villain.' Mr. Theodore Child contributed to a late number of Harper's Weekly an exceedingly interesting paper entitled ' President Carnot at the Elytee Palace.' Describing- the personal appearance of the new president of the French Republic, Mr. Child says: ' With ail due respect to the new president, I should like to say that his general appearance reminds me of that of a...

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Important Silver Discovery near Petersburg THE "DALHOUSIE" SYNDICATE [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

Important Silver Discov ery near Petersburg THE " DALHOUSIE" SYNDICATE About three weeks ago William Miller tlie owner and occupier of section ifri 73 lid. of Morgan came into the town bringing a number of specimens which he showed freely to many of the Petersburg people. It was at once seen that the specimens were rich in lead and-probably contained silver,' and anxious inquires were made as to the locality from which they were obtained. No secrec was made of the matter, Mr Miller stating freely that tbey werejobtained from rection po 75 owned by his brother.Peter Miller, farmer, of Mt Pleasant and occupied under the substituted residence clause by David Chalmers, a cousin of Miller's. The specimens, were, he stated, obtained front a slatey outcrop running about North bast and South West on the section, and accidently discovered by Chalners whi'e ploughing the ground. The plough, a stump jumper, stuck suddenly,in »n unusual manner *ndon examination a'slug of galena was round at the...

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SKETCHES. EXPRESSION IN EYES. CHARACTER IN THE "WINDOWS OF THE SOUL." RULES FOR BEADINGNATURES. A COLLECTION OF OPINIONS ON AN INTERESTING BRANCH OF PRYSIOGNOMY. (S. F. Chronicle.) [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

SKETCHES. »*» - EXPRESSION IN EYES. CHARACTER IN THE " WINDOWS OF THE SOTO." RULES FOE BEADING- NATURES. A COLLECTION OF OPINIONS OS A2T INTERESTING BRANCH OF PHTSIOGNOITT. fS. F. Chronicle.J Some poetical gentleman, has called the eye " the window of the soul," and at all times and among nearly all people it is regarded as the' great feature of expression, that i6, people who are neither amateurs in nor pro fessors of that great quasi-science physiog nomy. These gentlemen devote their time and treatises as much to the nose as the eyes, propounding rules of character as deduced from the wrinkles in the forehead and warts on the cheek, writing learnedly of the linea ments of the cheek, the signification of the chin, the index of the mouth and a score of other diversities of feature. It is proposed in the present article to put together a few of the many things that have been written concerning eyes and their mean ings, to pretend to no originality except that of arrangement, to adapt...

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The Petersburg Times, ORROROD CHRONICLE AND NORTHERN ADVERHSER. FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1888. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

Cljfc ||fcterslmrg Cimes, OBBJDBOD CHBONICLE AND NORTHERN ADVERHSEB. FED AT, MAT 4, 1888. THE Broken Hill Argus advocates continuation of the broad-gauge line of rails to Broken .Hill by way of Eudunda. THAT Yongala .baker could not have made a fortune by selling bread at 2d. a loaf, after paying the hawker's t linence.* . ~ ' SALE OP PASTOR AX LEASES.-By s.n advertisement in Jo-day's issue it is noted leases of ne^rlj 22,000 square, mi^s> including what is saff1 to be some of tue finest pastorai land in the colony will .be offered at auction in Adelaide on the 27th .of next month. A Key-map to detail pjans may be in spcctedat Jhis office. MR BUTTON.-A well-designed tomb stone, formed of cement concrete, has been made at the Adelaide River, for the purpose of being erected over the grave of John Slater, late railway em ployee. who was buried there. This work has been carried through by Mr Button, inspector of railway works ther*> without any assistance, and at his own expense,...

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HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

HUMOUR. Minister-?" Well, Bobby, what do you .want to be when you grow up ?' Bobby (suffering from parental discipline)-'An orphan.' -New York Sun. In the theatre: ' But why do you weep ? I The acting is certainly not so touching.' j ' Excuse me ; I am bewailing the money I paid to come in.' ?Fliegende Bla&tter. There is only one thing we know of that is worse than being- called upon unexpectedly to make an after-dinner speech. That is to prepare an .after-dinner speech and not be asked to deliver it. ?Life. Customer (at railroad restaurant)-' Here, boss, this coffee is cold ?' Proprietor-' Tea, sir; you see tlie train stops only a few min utes, an' if the coffee was hot you wouldn't have time to drink it.' -Epoch. Exasperated wife-' What do you mean by coming home at this time in the morning? Convivial-' I'm very sorry, my dear, but it' not my fault. The fellers had all gone didn fc have any one to talk to. hxchangc. Deacon's wife (at a late breakfast Sunday morning)-'Will ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

-THE- ? - "DALHOUSfE " SILVER MINING SYNDICATE IN 150 SHARES OF filO EACH 100 Shares are offered to the public at L2 10s on application, L2 10s on allot ment, Li2 10s in three months, and balance in calls not exceeding 20s per month. 50 Shares fully paid up go to the promoters, together with L100 in cash, which amount is to pay expenses in obtaining lease of land, and all other pre 150 liminary expenses in connection with floating the Syndicate. The balance of the money subscribed, viz., L900, to be placed<to the credit of syndicate. The object of this Syndicate is to. work a. sil ver lode existing on Section No. 75, Hundred of Morgan,. County of Dalliousie. i$. A. The promoters have obtained a lease of 40 acres from the proprietors of the land, at a rental of 3s per acre per annum, with the right of purchase at L1Q per acre. The following assays of samples taken from the property have been obtained: Messrs Harrold Bros 21 ozs silver and 80 per cent of lead. Messrs Browne...

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Science and Draw-Poker. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

Science and Draw-Poker. Following1 the illustrious example of Pro fessor Proctor, who has formulated the mathematical laws proverninff the phenomena of draw-poker, Sir William Thomson recently submitted a paper to the Royal Society, entitled, " The Correlation of Blind and Straddle," in which he claimed to have made the following disco very: " In experimenting upon the effects, of age upon the diversely stratified hands before the draw, I found: first, when the senior ' hand' consisted of one carboniferous stratum of deuces and one Devonian stratum of kings, with an intermediary and unprofitable substratum of detritus, consisting of one club or other refractory substance, the tendency to create an upheaval in the metallic deposits, and thereby cause an influx of fossil ivory toward the common centre, was greater than when said ' hand' was irregular in its forma tion. Second, I found that under the fore going circumstances said 'hand' usually absorbed said metallic deposits and fossi...

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CALL ME EARLY, WIFE DEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

r&T.T. HE EABLY, WIFE DEAE. 'Now, wake me up at G o'clock,' Said be on going to bed, * To-morrow is my busy day, Fll get right tip he said.' TTia patient wife, who previously Experiments had t itd, Said nothing1-only looked at him, Aud softly, sadly sighed. The ni^rht passed on; the morning came, At 6'she said, 'My own, It's 6 o'clock. Yon know, you said-' He grunted, ' Leiiime rIone " At 7 she gently tried again, But once again without The slightest semblance of success He only snapped, ' Get out!' At S her courage almost failed And turned to wholesome dread, Eor as she spoke, she haa to dodge A boot flung at her head. She thought he swore at 9 o'clock, And gave up trying then, And he whose busy day it was, Got up at half-past 10. Then came the tide of bitterness That overflowed her cup; For he remarked, 4 What! half-past 10 ? Why didn't you wake me up ? Journal of Education*

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GHOSTS ON THE OCEAN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 4 May 1888

GHOSTS ON THE OCEAN. IN the twenty years of my seafaring life I had two experiences with haunted ships. The term may provoke a smile, but if there are haunted houses why shouldn't there he haunted ships ? As to the question of the supernatural, X may or may not be a believer. I will give you the incidents just as they occurred, and if you can explain everything1 satisfactorily to yourself I shall be gratified. An English brig called the Gbarles, in making her first voyage from Liverpool to Boston, had soaie trouble with her crew, and in putting it down the Ctptain shot a sailor named Jack Wallace. Jack lived about an hour after being hit, and he cursed the I Captain high and low. and he vowed by all that was good that he would haunt the brig as long as she floated. I'm blessed if he didn't begin the haunting business that very night, creating an alarm which made even the first mate shake in his boots. On I getting into Boston every man but the second mate deserted her. She loaded he...

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