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The New Crematorium at Milan. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

The New Crematorium at Milan. A correspondent sends to the Times an ac count of the new crematorium at Milan. It is situated at the extreme end of the Gampo Santo, just outside the walla of Milan, and it is open to the inspection of style, constructed of stone, and having *n open facade supported by columns, from behind which rises a tower which, as seen from, the outside, looks as if it formed part of the temple, although in reality it stands quite by itself, and is the chimney. The inside of the building is divided into several rooms, in the first of which the re ligious rites which attend the incineration take place, and the walls of which are lined with funeral urns containing the ashes of many of those who have been cremated at Milan. There is a separate room in which the bodies are placed pending cremation, and a third in which the relatives and friends spend the two hours occupied by the cremation itself. There are two furnaces-one being for general use, and the other for the...

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Port Pirie and the Barrier Trade. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

.m - ! (' Port Pirle and me Barrier Trade. A public meeting was held on Mon day night to oppose the efforts, that are being made in the direction of centraliz ation and differential rates, and to sup. port the Ministry in their policy on the question, There were 200 persons present. Mr W. Wood, J.P., presided. The Chairman criticised the action of the Chamber of Commerce, aod con tended that differential rates, if granted, would not prevent the Barrier traders dealing with the ^ Sydney mer chants. « TheHon, W.Copley,"&E.L.C.,condemn ed the proposal for the construction of another line of railway, to the Barrier, and criticised the various routes ad versely. Mr.K-W. Duncan proposed-" That this meeting is opposed to the system of centralization and differential rates as suggested by Adelaide merchants, believing both to be wrong in principle unjust in their operations, and against the best interests of the colony generally. Mr.C.Geddes seconded. Mr Dungey contended that if dif...

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Mining Matters. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

mining Matters* COPPER FIND,-Mr Thyer of Gum- i bowie has now on view in the window of Mr Porter, jeweller, some pretty samples of stone carrying a heavy per centage fof copper. The stone has been obtained from the Waukaringa j district and assays have already given a return of from 31 to 75 per eent of copper, DALHOUSIE S & Xi SYNDICATE,-A meeting of i he directors <pi this Syndi cate was held at the Petersburg Institute: on Wednesday afyej'soop last, .Present all, and the Secretary. E P-almer was elected as .chairman. Several applications . were received ...for the position of mine manager, the choice of the direclons eventually falling on Mr Hoffman who till recently has had charge of the Beaconsfield property in Messrs Koch Bros paddock. It was decided to commence operations at once and to call a meeting of the shareholders for Tuesday next in order to consider theArticles of Association.the same to be drawn up in the meantime by the Syndicate's solicitors.-Ye...

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VARIETIES. Spying out Trade Secrets. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

VARIETIES. Spying? out Trade Secrets. Many years ago when the Patent Laws were not in existence, the man who made an important discovery in the arts of mechanics, was obliged for his own protection to keep the means of working- his discovery carefully concealed. Trustworthy workmen were en gaged, and put on oath that the process used by their employer should never be revealed. The doors of the workshops were barred and all visitors rigorously excluded, and the artisans themselves were searched on leaving the premises, while the master resorted to as many false operations in the process as he could introduce, with the view of hiding the real secret from the eyes of his.m&n. Of course even now, while an invention is being perfected or a new combination is in process of being discovered, it is necessary that the owner should retain full possession of the secret, until his patent is taken out, and the benefit arising from his ingenuity or skill is secured to himself; but there a...

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ART & LITERATURE. My Life and Publications. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

ART & LITERATURE. My Wfe and Publications. (BY ME. EDWARD VIZETELLY.) ^ Some startling figures were recently pub lished with regard to the great demand in this country for French novels. But if there was so great a sale for them in the original, the demand for translations was likely to be even greater, and with a view of learning the facts of the case, we applied to Mr. Vizetelly, who has been the pioneer in this branch of the publishing trade. Mr. Vizetelly has kindly sent ns (Pall Mall SudgctJ the following interesting communication; NO MONEY IN HIGH-CLASS FEENCH NOVELS We publish yearly far more translations from the French and Russian than all the other .London Publishers put together. The reason why our business came to take this particular direction was thin: Mr. Vizetelly, who had been formerly engaged in publishing, gave it up many years ago to connect bimmRlf with journalism, and for fifteen years (em bracing the siege of Paris and the Commune) he had been the Pari...

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Japanese Hand-Stove. A DEVICE THAT OUGHT TO BE ADOPTED HEBE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

Japanese Hand-Stove. A DEVICE THAT OUGHT TO BE ADOPTED HEBE. A great institution that one learns to ap preciate now is the kairo, or Japanese hand stove, a little tin or copper box covered with gay-patterned cotton-cloth, and about the size of an ordinary purse. It is an innocent looking thing, but glowe with a steady heat that does not waver, and stops just short of burning or scorching. The hidden fire is supplied by means of a stick of fine charcoal incased in paper, that when lighted at one end burns with a steady glow for four or five hoars, leaving behind a soft white ash. It is said that this pulverised charcoal is made from bamboo, and persimmon leaves, but if so it is probable that they are charred more for economy's sake than for any special qualities they possess. The kairo is centuries old in Japan, but a great improvement upon rubber bags and hot-water bottles of Western people. With a kairo in the packet or in the hand one can brave the coldest ride, and for ailments t...

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Rare Stamps. NEWS NOTES OF ESPECIAL INTEREST TO PHILATELISTS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

Rare Stamps. NEWS NOTES OF ESPECIAL INTEREST TO PHILA TELISTS. The curious little No Man's Land of Moresnet, which was unaccountably forgotten when the frontiers of Belgium and Germany were last delimited, has long aspired to the dignity of having postage stamps of ite own. Hitherto Belgian and German stamps have been used indifferently. A few weeks ago the "Administration" decided to issue a series of eight stamps of diverse values and as many stamped envelopes, and for a brief space joy reigned in Moresnet. Very soon, however, tlio Belgian Government, which seems to have some shadowy rights over the little republic, declined to allow the stamps to be used-to the disgust of the Burgomaster of Moresnet and the exceeding joy of phila telists, who have now sixteen rarities the more to live for. The " Administration " has partially recouped its expenditure by an en terprising stamp dealer, who purchased the dies, and is now busily engaged in printing "scarce" and "rare" stamps, which a...

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HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

HUMOUR. * . - I Waen is an actor not an actor?' Nine times out of ten. The king whose role embraces the most subjects-Smoking. If a man was made to lujurn he wouldn't do it. He would go out and fnu. Truth is Mighty-Grocer (to buy)-What are you doing, James ? James-Putfcm' sand in the sugar. Grocer-Well, that won't do. Tou must put the sugar in the sand, and then if a customer asks if we put sand in our sugar you can truthfully say no. Tou will find, James, as you acquire more business experience that, in the long run, truth always pays. She-And so you really love me P He-Love you! Why, I would marry another woman just to please you. Lives of statesmen all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And departing leave behind us Food for scandal for all time. -Texas Siftings. Somebody asks: ' Does it pay to be good ?' It does when the business becomes folly es tablished; bat you've got to sink money in the start.-Pack. If any one would like to steal a March on us, we -will turn our back...

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CHAPTER VI.—A SERPENT IN THE GRASS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

OIIAI'TISJI VI.-A SEBPENT IN THE GSASS. Flora was indolent, and that will often out balance good or bad intentions, especially the former; not that she was particularly anxious to help or save Margery-a rival is not pleasant to any woman-and Flora had opened her eyes and lifted her haughty eyebrows in wonder several tim.es since Horace's return from town, and had levelled bitter thing's at him, in a calm, way with a smile of superi ority on her lips, and he had lost his usual courtesy and avoided her. . I should have married him. this month, instead of next; it was foolish. And his mother is tiring1 of the quiet, though she does not wish ine to know it. Yes, I was weak. If this child had half-nay a quarter of my gold, sha would have been his wife now ; he %ould have .admired her ior a short, short time, a season or so, then tired of her. The beauty would fade. then, but what would he care ? Men. are selfish, and women must suffer for it. I am doing her a great service, saving her fr...

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ODDS AND ENDS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

ODDS AND ENDS. Wni j .jj? "Father," said Robert, "I hare long cherished a desire to go on the stage, and have at last decided, with yonr permission, to " " My son, " interrupted the fond parent, "all this world's a stage. Take that hoe hanging in the woodshed and go out and dig those potatoes back of the orchard." The engagement lasted a week. Two observers, a French and an Austrian, have recently shown the carious effect exerted upon the acuteness of any given sense by the simultaneous exercise of any other sense. They show, for instance, that hearing is improved by light, especially red or yellow, ana that the action is reciprocal and is exerted on every sense by all others. The results are very curious and interesting. The ladies of the aristocracy of St. Petersburg have organised a series of sleigh races in which they are to be the drivers. Each will hare her own color, and the competitors must not be leas than 20 years of age, nor more than 40. Entries are limited to the aristo...

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JINGLE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

A little boy giggled the livelong day, Wasting and idling tthe moments away, But he wore out, at last, Ms giggling string, And now he can't laugh at a single thing. He might better have saved, I think, don't you, Of all those giggles just one or two ? So, remember, a laugh's a delightful thing, And don't you wear out your giggling string. Why He Drank-Old Gent-* Why does your father go around begging instead of working ?' Little Boy-' He begs so as he can get money to buy whisky.1 'But why does he drink whisky ?' * So he can get up courage to go around, and beg.' Very affecting-IMend-Don't go on so. AH the crying you can do won't bang your husband back to life again. Widow (for the fifth time)-I know it ain't, but I can't help crying. That's the way I am. The least; little thing upsets me. Boo-hoo! He Ghat Even-' I was married four years ago to-day.' ' Is that so ? In leap year, eh ?' ' Yes, and, by the way, my wife pro ! posed marriage to me.' ' Had the advantage [ of you?' 'Yes, b...

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Wedding-Rings. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

Wedding-Kin srs. When during the late war a story was told of a contractor's wife having baen. seen with a big diamond ring upon her thumb , it was thought to be a malicious invention of the enemy, few people knowing that 300 years ago it was the fashion to wear a ling upon the thumb. Several of Queen Elizabeth's rings that are still extant and well identified are so large that there can be no doubt that they were thumb rings. It was at abeut the same era the custom, indeed, not only to wear a ring upon the thumb, but to wear the wedding-ring there. The cus toms in relation to wedding-rings have, however; always been as strange as countless, ever since there have been wedding rings at all. Mary Stuart was married to Lord Darnley with four rings, one not being sufficient. Twelve wedding-rings were not considered an extravagant number among the early French nobles. The Greek Church still uses two in its ceremonial, and in some parts of the Peninsula three rings are used each being put...

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SHE KNEW HEM. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

SHE KNEW HEM. She sat beside me at the play In all her girlish, loveliness, "While in the box across the way A dowager in gorgeous dress Sat, while the diamonds glittered bright On wrinkled neck and shoulders bare; " Ah, were those gems my own,' I cried, " I'd find for them a place more fair.' " Sweetheart," I whispered, " need I tell Where I would have those gems repose ?" She faltered not (she knew me well), " Why, with your uncle, I suppose." Miss GhiBhington-Do you not find Dr. Smalltalk entertaining? He is such a mimic. Mr. Sneerington (who detests the doctor) I have often noticed that the doctor takes people off cleverly. ' I see a buttonless shirt advertised here, John,' said a wife, looking up from a paper. ' What kind of a shirt is that ?' ' Just like mine,' was the reply.' And the wife resucned reading. Money Talks.-My beloved brethren, announced a preacher from his pulpit, on Sabbath morning next a collection will be taken up for our blessed Fiji mission. Amen! ran ferven...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Sale of Pastoral Lands. LEASES Otf nearly 22,000 SQUARE MILES, Including some of the IHfEST PASTORAL LAND IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Will be offered at Auction in ADELAIDE, On JUNE 27, 1S88. In blocks of from about 50 to 400 square miles the avetage up set rental b»ing about 6$, per miie, including all improvements which consist of STATION BUILDINGS, WELLS, TANKS DiMS and RESERVOIRS, With usual appliances, nearly the whole being subdivided into paddocks with eub fctautial wire ft n jing. Bidding to be on the annual renfci Full details and plans can be seen at the office of this paper, or obtained on appli cation to the &urveyor-Gr«neraL For further particulars see Government Gazette Extraordinary of the 26th instant. JEN&1S COLES, Commissioner of Crown Lands. BIRTHDAY BEEF (WESTWARD HO). - - Offiaa of ?rtin finnwrrator of Water. ' Adelaide, May 16th, 1S88. TENDERS will be received at this" office, until noon of Monday, June 11th, 1SS8, for fencing, and erec...

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The Education of a Princess. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

The Education of a Princess. The eight-year-old Princess Wilhelmme, of the Netherlands, is now at an age in which her education as heiress of the Dutch throne is i especially interesting to the Hollanders. The tales concerning her schooling which appear in an Amsterdam journal seem to show that the old King is providing his little daughter with a very democratic and humane culture. Her instruction in reading, writing, arithmetic, and the modern languages is divided among a number of teachers, every one of whom is strictly charged by the King to treat her ex actly as they would any other schoolgirl. Indeed, any master or mistress who ventures to address the child as "your Royal Highness," or even as " Princess," during the hours of teaching, is threatened with the King's high displeasure. The customary regal etiquette is not held in very much esteem at the court of the Netherlands, where some survival of the traditions of the Republican Stadthalters , the earlier Princes of the House...

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YONGALA. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

YONGAML. On Thursday, May 24, the Yongala Rescue Tent No 29 of the ndepehdent Order of Rech&bites celebrated their fourth anniver sary on the grounds of Air Pearce about a mile from the township, kindly lent for the occasion. The weather was. all that could be desired which b ought together over 400 per sons. The first race started at 12 o'clock. The following is a programme of sports MAIDEN RACE.£1 J. Ramsay, 7s 6d R.LiddIe. i HANDICAP BOYS' BACK (under 16 years) ' 120 yards. Waterbury Watch W. C. Noble't, 5s EL Ramsay. HBCHABITJ4 SHEFFIELD HANDICAP 132 yds. £8 S; W", Dixeon, 50B D. McDonald, 30a J. Kamsay. HANDICAP MKMBH.ES' RACE 150 yds, mem bers of tent only. 21s F. Hodby, Lamp valued at 10s 6d C. Hawke. HANDICAP BICYCLE RACE, two miles run in heats. £3 Pat Gleeson, 30s K. H. Morton, 15s T. O. Gorman. HANDICAP RUNNING HIGH JUMP. 15B C, Teniby, Ss F. Miller. HANDICAP RACE 120 yards, for Juvenile Reclwbites only. Waterbury watchA.Torr, 5s F. rhreadgold. HANDICAP HORDLEB 22...

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Religious Services. SUNDAY, JUNE 3. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 1 June 1888

Mdmious SirJbias. SUNDAY, JCTSB 3. I WESLEY AN - Morning, 11 o'clock, Lay Brother. Evening at ? 30. the Bev J. Blacket will (DV) preach on '' The Salt of the Earth" CATHOLIC.-Petersburg-Holy Mmb at 11 a.m. and usual evening service at 7 o'clock. Holy mass at 8.30. ajn at Lancelot. BAPTIST,-Morning at 11, Mr Beaglehole FRIDAY, JUNE I, 1888, WE understand that a public confer ence is to be held at 2 o'clock to-mor row (Saturday^ afternoon in the In stitute Hall, Petersburg, to consider the question of the Barrier trade and the advisability of constructing a line of railway from Carrieton to Winnininnie. The latter scheme, as our readers un - doubtedty ar& aWare, originated at Port Augusta, and it. is the Mayor and Councillors of that municipality that have taken the initiative in arranging for the conference, The agitators for the new line contend that it would open up a rich mineral country, and at the same time shorten the mute as com pared with the distance to Port Pirie, I...

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VARIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 8 June 1888

VARIETIES. The General Synod of the TJnitas Fratrum (Moravian Church) has been called to meet at Hernnhut, Saxony, in 1889. The General Synod meets once in tenor twelve years. The new Pistol law in Texas, punishes by fine and imprisonment all persons whe carry on or about their persons, saddle, or in their saddle-bags a pistol, dirk or other deadly ?weapon. The latest idea in theatres comes of course from the States. A Captain Ed. Howard, a JeffersQnville ship-builder, has just closed a contract with a Mr. Eugene Robinson, a theatrical manager of New Orleans, to build him. two boats. One of them is to be a handsome theatre, with all the appointments necessary to present any play It will not differ greatly from any other hand some frame structure used for the same pur pose. The other will be a museum two stories high. The first story will contain the museum. On the second floor are twelve bed-chambers, two bath-rooms, drawing-room, parlors, two dining-rooms, and kitchen and pantiy, f...

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SKETCHES FEMININE FREAKS. Queer Events in a Ladies Gymnasium. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 8 June 1888

8KETCHES FEMININE FSBiKS. Queer Events in a Ladies Gymnasium. The adventures of Lorenzo Spermicitti, the tamal man who was so seriously injured by the falling of an awning the other Bight convey a useful lesson to aspiring mortals. For some time past Signor Spermicitti has been catering to belated gourmands in the neighbourhood of Bush and Dupoint streets, and might have remained secure in his dis guise but for the unfortunate accident which consigned Mm to the hospital. One wild night when the glorious climate was forget ting its high moral reputation, Signor Sper micitti took refuge with his tamal can, on the lee side of one of those prehistoric shanties so dear to the San Francisco Silurian. Every gust of wind made the old clapboard shell reel like a drunken man, but the tamal ped lar was too much a San Franciscan to note such, evidences of insecurity. He ended him self up in the doorway and smoked his cigarette until the storm dealt the rattle trap edifice an undercut that lifte...

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Attacked by Indians, [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 8 June 1888

Attacked by Indians, ON the morning of August 18, 1862, as I was carrying a pail of milk from the cow yard to the house; on the farm of William Millflfj seventeen miles from New Ulm, Minn., I saw a covered wagon coming across the prairie as fast as two horses could poll it. I handed the pail into the house, called to Miller and his wife, and by the time we were eat doors the wagon had stopped at the gate. It was a vehicle belonging to a man named Saunders, living about nine milt s away, and he and his family were inside. "We had not yet reached the gate when he shouted: 'My for your lives, the Indiana are on the warpath!' He would have driven off with that, but one of his horses fell dowa in the harness from exhaustion. There were Saunders, his wife and four children, and I never saw people so broken np. It was fully ten minutes before we could get their story in a shape to understand it. The Sioux re bellion, which, many pioneers had predicted, had broken out at last. For the past ...

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