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What is Worn in London. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 25 May 1888
What is Worn in London. Garments actually worn by women to-day differ considerably from what the current fashion papers would lead us to suppose. An accurate idea of contemporaiy attire can only be gained by disregarding all that newspapers say is worn or about to be worn, and by observing instead the crowds of women that pass and repass along our streets, pressing into omnibuses, or emerging from the gloomy precincts of the Underground. A careful study of these shows that women's dresses fall naturally into five distinctive groups. Arranged in an ascending social scale, these are: The shawl costume; the half-tight jacket, reaching to the knee; the long cloak; the short coat; and lastly, the ' visite,' or short, stylish mantle. The first of these recalls the days when the shawl was so universally admired draped over the graceful shoulders of the Empress Eugenie. Since then it has fallen from its place of honour to clothe the lowest ranks of British womanhood. Yet it is still seen in...
LADIES' COLUMN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 25 May 1888
LADIES' COLUMN. -.» The lapping front prevails in polonaises, and the ekrrt falls open to the waist alike in back and front. Goat sleeves now fit easily, and have a simple cuff or a few fine tucks or pleats upon the outside of the arm. Word comes from Paris that ribbon in all widths will be the garniture most affected both for day and evening gowns. Bustles are reduced almost to reasonable dimensions, but the long and full-flowing drapery of new akirts gives still an ample effect. Wide borders at the foot of skirts grow more and mors in favor, and crossbands for the top of" vests rival the ever-prevalent V. The poppy, the peony and the hibiscus run riot in the new brocades, and quite put out of countenance less majestic blossoms. A vexy new fashion is to put a fold of sharply contrasting color on the foot of foundation skirts, so as to show an inch all around. The ugly fashion of showing the selvage extends now to bodices, especially those plain at the shoulder, and pleated at the w...
Baraum and Jenny Lind. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 25 May 1888
Baraum and Jenny Llnd. Jenny Lind, the Swedish nightingale, made her debut in America under the auspices of Barnum the great showman, who agreed to pay so enormous a price lor her services that most people expected to see him involved in financial ruin. Barnum's fore sight was remarkable, and his enterprise almoBt iuvariably justified by results, ' attained by Ms own quick perception and energetic action. He knew that the very price he had contracted to pay the songstress would be in itself a big advertisement, and so it proved. Then he foresaw that people would be speculating as to what sorb of a price he would require for the tickets, to enable him to make a success of the concerts, and he accordingly announced that they would be sold at public auction, knowing that the public being anxious to atteud, and in an anxious state of mind, would become more anxious and eager to buy, the higher the prices should rise in the bidding. Having arranged his advertisements for the auction, Bar...
ART & LITERATURE. Beauty and the Pen. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 25 May 1888
ART & LITERATURE. Beauty and the Pen. The Above is the title of an article in the Neva York Mail and Express of the 22nd Oc tober, 1887, "w hich deals with some New York women who are known in literature, and which points out that contrary to the preconceived idea of most persons, a woman of literaiy tastes is not necessarily a blae-stookinjr, and may possess considerable personal charms. The author of the * 'Leaven worth Case," a book well-known in all'' parts of the world, and which has received the merited appreciation of all readersof fiction, is noticed as follows by the writer of the article:-"Annie Katherine Greene, author of 'The Leaven worth Case,' lives at No. 323, Fourth-street, Brooklyn. Although scarcely thirty years of age, she is one of the most skilful construc tionists among contemporary writers of fiction. She belongs to the school of Gahoriaa and Dumas. * The Leavenworth Case,' -which was published 8 years ago, created a genuine sen sation, and since then ...
The Petersburg Times, ORROROO CHRONICLE AND NORTHERN ADVERTISER. FRIDAY, MAT 25. 1888 [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 25 May 1888
&lt;£IJE PETERSBURG CIMES, CRRORQO CHBCHICLE AND NORTHERN ADVERTISER. FRIDAY, MAT 2o. 1888 G-cx ACCIDENT.-On Sunday last a young man named Smith shot himself in the hand at Erskine. He was taken to Dr Richardson at Orforoo who am putated the wounded limb, and the patient is HOW jprogressing satisfactory*. Ons Thornton C.o.reqpqndent informs us that about ajo inch of rain has fallen during the last fortnight. More is re quired to do much good though the feed and crops are coming on well. Rabbits are.becoming.very scarce bu(th9se that are left * are beginning to breed," and' uovrthat the green feed is springing no doubt they will again thrive and increase wonderfully. THE Pekitja coursingf dub hehTtheir first meeting yegfcerdayat Hbrnsdale, 16 dogs competed an& keen sport was enjoyed, R " THE ONLY SMYTHE."-A Broken H.H1 medico of the name of Smith advertises in a Barrier paper" that he has no. connection whatever with the person styling himself Dr T.E.Smythe." IMPOUNDE...
Authors and Tobacco. SOME LITERARY MEN TO WHOM SMOKING IS A PLEASURE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 25 May 1888
Authors and. Tobacco. SOME UTERABY MEN TO WHOM 6M0KING IS A PIEASUEB. I heard th« other day that a well-known tobacconist was about to offer a substantial prize for an essay " On the Influence of Tobacco on the Thought of the Age." This should sorely be a most interesting subject, and should the notion be carried out and a selection of the essays published, a most in teresting- volun e may be looked for. It would be curious to know what particular phase of thought would be the result of the influence of the pipe, the cigar, and the cigarette. Then there would be the variety of thought produced by the variety of the pipe, of cigar, and of cigarette. The long clay, or " church warden," as it is colloquially termed (by the way, who first christened it, and why was it so called?), ie hardly a fashionable smoking implement just now. However, I believe it was hugely enjoyed by the late Lord Lytton, and it was the constant solace of Thomas Garlyle. Lord Tennyson habitually smokes the long ...
Religious Services. SUNDAY, MAY 27. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 25 May 1888
Htlmrmrs Strifes. SUNDAY, MAY 27. WESLEYAH - Morning, 11 o'elockj^aiy Brother. In the evening, at half past 6, the E«v. J. Blacket will re-deliver his sermon on " Questionable Amusements, and the ; Christian's duty in relation to them." CATHOLIC.-Petersburg-Holy Mass at 8 and 11 a.m. and usual evening service | . at 7 o'clock. Holy mass at 8.30. a.m at St. Sebastian's, and at 11 o'clock at Dawson. EPISCOPAL-Morning at 11, Evening, it 7, in the church. Lay Beader. BAPTIST,-Morning at. 11, Pastor, C Frisby Smith. j
Charles Dickens at Home. PERSONAL REMINISCENCES FROM "TEMPLE BAR." [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 25 May 1888
Charles Dickens at Home. PERSONAL BWMTNISOEyCES FE03I " Tgnrpr.n: B&B." Mrs. Eleanor Christian, who was once on terms of close intimacy with the great novel ist, fills no less than twenty-five pages of the new Temple Bar with " Recollections of Cnarles Dicfeens"-mostly of his "madcap moods," especially when at Broadstairs in the earlier stages of his married life. It is not altogether a flattering portrait that Mrs. Christian presents; she paints him " pimples and all." Dickens was extremely difficult for a stranger to understand-" in the even ing full of friendly converse and fun, in the morning he would pass us by with grudging recognition, as if it annoyed ltim to be obliged to mutter, ' How d'ye do ?' "-and the writer confesses that she was " horribly afraid of him sometimes." In the mornings he was " weaving his ideas, and naturally was bored by interruption; and afterwards, when his face wore this abstracted look, I always pre tended not to se® him." To watch the sea w...
The Council Elections. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 25 May 1888
Tiie Conacil lillecitipns.* | ; The elect'on of two members for th£ Northern District, of thii; Legislative Council took plaob^ Saturday last. The large njiraberof candidates (1,1) all- of whom -hacl tteir private friends afad suppOTterSj hadjtbe effect of ii^paVt itig U considerable airiounti of interest to the IS tbis nf4ghbrtr hood' the' result eagerfy anticipated, local f^liag^j&og strongly in favor of Messrs'©%ognlin and Addison; Al though the returns for Flinders are by no means complete there is now very little doubt but that Messrs Darling and O'-Loghlin are the successful candidates. As one of these gentlemen is a staunch Freetrader aod the other a projectionist their return eaunot be regarded as a political manifesto oh the part of the north. Mr Darling, who is an old campaigner, undoubtedly owes his suc cess in a very great "measure to the stand he has recently taken with regard to the Barrier trade and its legitimate outlet, as at the present time there is no mor...
The Spielers at Broken Hill. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 25 May 1888
The Spielers at Broken Hill, There was qaite an army of racecourse (harperi on the train to the .Barrier, and, if theae folks jure to make their expenses and a bit ovei* It, the Broken Hill people trill have to part up pretty freely, as ail told the list of men who will be there to stake money out of the meeting numbers something like 300, and, I suppose, their average ex penses will not be less than £10 ahead. flow they an all to be accommodated isa mystery. S. A. Rbgistkk. THE CHARGE OF. THETHREE HUNDEED. [A. long way after Tennyson.] Half-a-crown, half-a-crown, half-a-crown, wagers; Up from the " flat" came the voice of old ««etagers." They stood not idly by; Loudly rang out their cry; Worked hard their games to ply, Needy three hundred. Bobbies to right of them, Bobbies to lett of them, Bobbies in front of them, Threatened and grumbled. Was there a man dismayed? Was there one stopped or stayed? No; on they boldly played, Plucky three hundred. Up to the fence they tear, Howling t...
THE GOLDEN GULLY SYNDICATE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 25 May 1888
I THE GOLDEN GULLY SYNDICATE. : From the Golden GulJy property Captain ' Rick'ird reports' that "the drive in No. 1 ; i&ljiffc is bow'in-45ft through lode stuff more **les8 the?wholg\way. In No.,2 shaft we jStrack the lod^ at 70ft, we are on the foot "waH wlnbh riiiis through the whole length of* the shaft, we are 18in. into the lode and cannot yet tell its -width. It is becoming very hard and I believe -will soon want timbering W« are now partly timbering No. 3 shaft which shows no important change." On Tuesday Mr Thomas, on behalf of the directors, went up to the property where he will probably remain two or three days. ' Tfae Adelaide Sentikkl-which naturally thinks more of the city than the country wants a uniform gauge laid down from Adel aide to Broken Hill.
Mining Matterr. DALHOUSIE S. AND L MINING SYNDICATE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 25 May 1888
I v r Mining Matterr. f DALHOUSIE 8. AND L MINING SYNDICATE. A meeting of the above was heldon Tuesdayafteraoon last at the .Junction .Ht^l,:P^ .* majority assembled for the pu*pQse of electmg directors, and trans acting "Other necessary business. Mr Palmer 'was vojeil td> the chair - aind the Secretary (Mr W Heitherfcay) read the roll of shareholder all of which had paid their application fee. iThe agreement drawn up between the promoters and the proprietors ofthe property was submitted, at the request of a shareholder; to the meeting, and generally considered- satisfactory, though a few complained that the pros pectus was not in accordaqce with the agreement under which they had been induced to become shareholders ; none, however, wished to. withdraw from the Syndicate. . . Mr E. H.Limbert proposed that the syndicate be considered formed. Seconded by Mr Callary and carried. On the motion of Mr Callary secon ded by Mr F. C. Staer it was resolved that the directors be 5 in number...
What Never! [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888
What Neve There are some things a well-bred vouug lady never does, says a writer on etiquette, and these arc among them: She never turns around to loolr after any one when walking1 on the street. She never takes supper or refreshments at a restaurant with a gentleman after attending the theatre unless accompanied by a lady much older than herself. She does not permit gentlemen to join her on the street unless they are very intimate acquaintances. She does not wear her monogram about her person or stick it over her letters and envelopes. She never accepts a seat f rem a gentleman in a street car without thanking him. She never forgets her ball-room engage ments or refuses to dance with one gentleman and immediately dance with another. She never takes more than a single glass of wine at her dinner or entertainment. She never snubs other young ladies, even if they happen to be less popular or well favored than herself. She never laughs nor talks loudly in public places. She never raise...
LADIES' COLUMN. No More Birds in Bonnets. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888
LADIES5 COLUMN. No more Birds in Bonnets. Ladies are no longer, says the Queen, to wear birds on their bonnets and hats. Thus it has been directed by fashion. The bene volent edict comes just in time to save the last remaining members of the humming-birds and birds of paradise. The great forests of India, Brazil, on the banks of the Mississippi have been ransacked, and have yielded np their treasures of 'winged jewels to adorn the feminine headgear. Now at last there is to be a truce to the massacre, and the pretty denizens of the woods may sing and fly a awhile in peace. To estimate the extent of slaughter perpetrated for the sake of woman kind's adornment, we may take the statement of a London dealer, who admits that last year he sold two million small birds of every possible kind and colour, from the soft grey of the wood-pigeon to the gem-like splendour of the tropical bird. Even the friendly robin has been immolated to adorn the fashionable bonnet. Sympathizing friend (to widow...
Poor Living Not Economical. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888
Poor JLivins- Wot Economical. Cabbage contains 73 parts of nutriment in each 1,000 and turnips 42, while potatoes contain 120, oats 148, beans 890, peas (diy) 930, and parsnips, squash, apples and onions rank high as nutritious, easily digested and wholesome vegetables for the table. The truth is that cabbages and turnips are the most expensive articles of common vegetable food a poor man can put upon his table.
Celluloid for Ship Sheating. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888
Cellnloid for Staip Sbeating. Celluloid has recently been used as a substitute for copper in sheating the hull of ?vessels, and has been found to answer the purpose admirably. In the experiments performed -with it, plates of celluloid were applied to a number of vessels and allowed to remain for six months. At the end of that time the parts of the hull left uncovered were found to present abundant collections of marine vegetation, while the celluloid was quite intact and free from any such vegetable masses. It can be applied to the hull in extremely thin plates, and yet supply all demands for solidity, impermeability, resistance to chemical action, etc. ?St, Louis 1 Globe-Dnmocrat.
How Finger-Nails Grow. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888
How Finger-Nails Grow. The growth of the nails is more rapid in children than in adults and slowest in the aged. It goes on more rapibly in snmmer than in winter, so that the same nail that is renewed in 132 days in winter requires only 116 in snmmer. The increase for the nails of the right hand is more rapid than for the left; it also differs for the different fingers and in order carresponding with the length of the finger. It is most rapid for the middle finger, nearly equal for two either side, slower for the little finger and slower for the thumb. Medical Reporter,
Correspondence. [We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents.—ED.] PROFESSION At ETIQUETTE. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888
I I Correspondence. £Wc do not necessarily endorse the opinions of oar correspondents.-JEDJ PROFESSION At ETIQUETTE. TO THE EDITOB, Sib,-Till quite recently I have been un der the imp.ession that the medical fraternity were closer devotees to professional etiquette than even their confreres of the church and the bar, and firmly believed that one of the cardinal (if unwritten) rales provided that when a duly qualified medical man settled in a town any brother practitioner who had pre viously been visiting the locality on stated days immediately suspended his visits in ordef not to plash with the newly settled doctor, 1 Tegret to notice however that this rule of gentlemanly consideration is not in variably acted up to in some of our up country townships. Trusting that if any gentleman in the neighborhood has broken the rules of professional etiquette he will take the bint t will now leave the matter for the present. A BRUTAL SAXON. THE last number of the Irrigationist has been publish...
Petersburg Post and Telegraph Office. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888
Petersburg: Post and Telegraph Office* The Post and Telegraph Offices and SR. Bank are open on week days from 9 a m. 8 p m., except on Saturdays when they closed at 6 p.m. Money orders 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registered letters one hour before cloaiqgj of mail for which they are intended. The delivery window is closed daflv arrival of and before despatch of mails, sorting same. MAILS CLOSE as tinder. (Dispatched) Adelaide and Terowie only ?.9 am, Mon days excepted. Adelaide and South, 12.28 .OL and 838p. Ft. Plrie 6.15a.m. and 2.23 p.m. daily. Pt. Augu6ta, 2.23 p m. daily. Oodlawirra, Monday, Wednesday, and fix' day, 2 23, p m. Nackara 1 Paratoo > 223 pm, daily. O'Leary ] Yunta Mannahill Cockborn Silverton Broken Hill Teetulpa, 6.5 a.m. daily, Cavenagh and Dawson 2.45 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays. Parnaroo and Lancelot, 2.23 p.m. Tuesdaj and Fridays. MAILS RECEIVED. Adelaide and South, 6.26 a.m" 2.43 p jaudaSl) 9 7 p.m., Saturdays excepted. Pt. Pirie 12.39 a.m., 8.50 p.m. daily. Pt. August...
POPULAR SCIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888
POPULAR SCIENCE. The export of butter to countries of which, the climate prevents its home preparation has long been a hope in the chemical mind. This seems now to have become possible by a discovery of Pierre Grosfils of Vervier, who finds that a solution of a small amount of salicylic acid in lactic acid, when mixed with the butter, will keep it indefinitely without altering its proper ties or imparting its taste. Every year brings forth new hopes for con sumptive patients, and some eminent men think that the discovery of a remedy for this too common disease is now but a matter of time. Garcin has found that the inhalation of air containing a small amount of hydrofluoric gas has a remarkably good effect on. consump tives. Of 100 cases so treated 41 per cent im proved and, 38 per cent were curecL. Hydro fluoric acid kills the bacilli of disease, and as phthisis is caused by the presence of these lower germs of life in the lungs, their des truction removes the cause *f the disease. ...