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Timely Warning. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 8 June 1888

Timely Warning. Book Agent (to little boy)-Sonny, is your ma in ? Little Boy-Yes, she's in; but I guess you don't want to talk literachure to her now. Book Agent-Why not ? Little Boy-'Cause dinner's beea ready half an hour an' pa ain't got home yifc. Hasty departure of agent.

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A Feline Refuge. HOW PHILADELPHIA PROVIDES FOR HER DECREPIT CATS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 8 June 1888

A Feline Refuge. HOW PHILADELPHIA PEOTIDE3 FOE HEE DECEEPIT CATS. One of the most unique of Philadelphia's institutions is the Refuge for Lost and Suffering Animals, more commonly called the "Oat Home," at No. 1242 Lombard-street. The " Refuge' does an extensive business in providing easy mortuary honors for old, decrepit and vagrant felines, who are daily despatched by the fumes of charcoal. It is a feature of the Woman's Branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and is in charge of Superintendent John C. West. Superintendent West's re port for 1887 shows that 11,871 cats met a painless death, together with 2,159 dogs, four rata, three rabbits, three canary birds and two chickens. All the latter were killed at the request of their owners. Boarders are also taken in the shape of pet cats whoae owners leave the city or who desire that they should have good care in their declining dayp. The charge per week is 50 cents, and the menu consists of milk, fish, and bre...

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A Queer Dish [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 8 June 1888

A Queer Dish What may be called the national dish of the Burmese is the famous gnapee, which, literally rendered, is " stinking fish" ! This favourite delicacy, "which makes its appearance at every meal at the tables of the rich as well as those of small means, is made during the rainy season. The mode of preparation is as follows: Just beforo the overflow of the rivers, which always occurs at this season, the persons who prepare the gnapee have pits dug in the banks of the nearest river. I witnessed the whole operation being performed during my sojourn at Shwey-gheen, on the river Sittang. These pits aw carefully paved throughout with flat stones; they are then filled with fish, large flat stones being placed on top, and all creyices carefully puddled with clay to keep out the water. The pits are then left until the water of the river subsides sufficiently for their being uncovered without being flooded. The top stones are carefully removed, and the decomposed fiab taken out with w...

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An Emperor Washing the Feet of Old Men. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 8 June 1888

An Emperor Washing the Feet of Old Men. On Maundy Thursday the Emperor of Austria went through the annual ceremony of washing the feet of twelve old men. In former times the ceremony was double, as the Empress washed the feet of twelve old women; but of late years her Majesty's health has not permit ted her to endure the fatigues of this function. The ceremonial takes place in the throne room of the Palace, and is preceded by the serving of a meal in four courses to the almsmen. The dishes are placed on the table and removedby the Emperor and the Archdukes. There is no eating, but the dishes, plates, glasses, napkins, and covers are all placed in boxes, emblazoned with the Imperial arms, and these are carried to the residences of the old men. A prayer is then intoned, and the right leg of each man being bared by Court servants, the Emperor kneels, and pours a little water out of a golden basin over each man's foot, and concludes his pious office by hanging a purse full of coins roun...

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A Strong Woman on Strength. AN INTERVIEW WITH A FEMALE HERCULES. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 8 June 1888

A Strong Woman on Strength. AH INTBETIEW WITH A FEMALE HEECULES. .How came it,' our representative asked the famous Victorina, who was in London, 4 that you adopted your profession ? Had you exceptional strength when quite young, and were therefore predestined for it ?' 1 No, not at once; and when I was quite young I was not stronger than the average sound and healthy child. I ..vas born at Strasburg, and after my father, who was a farmer, died, my mother married again, and as our stepfather did not love us, we children were sent away from home. I went to my uncle's, who was a circus proprietor, and he at once began to train me as a circus rider and a performer on the trapeze. But my career as an acrobat came Boon to an end, for I fell from a height of forty feet while performing, and ever since I have had the greatest dislike to trapeze performances. Luckily I only broke the bridge of my nose in the accident, and therefore I was in no way impeded from beginning to train for somethi...

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The Perfect Form. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 8 June 1888

The Pcrfect Form. If any ?woman wishes to know whether she is a perfect specimen of her sex she has only to apply the rules laid down for ascertaining the fact and figure on the results. First, as to height, tastes differ, but the Medicaan Veuus is 5 feet 5 inches in height, and this is held by many sculptors and artists to be the most admirable stature for a woman. As for coloring and shape, here is the code laid down by the Arabs, who say that a woman should have these things: Black-Hair, eyebrows, lashes and pupils. "White-Skin, teeth and globe of the eye. Red-Tongue, lips and cheeks. Round- ! Head, neck, arms, ankles and waist. Loag Back, fingers, arms and limbs. Large Forehead, eyes and lips. Narrow-Eye brows, nose and feet. Small-Ears, bust and hands. For a woman of 5ft. 5in., 13S pouadsisthe proper weight, and if she be well formed she can stand another ten pounds without greatly showing it. When her arms are extended she could measure from iip of middle finger just 5 feet 5,...

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LADIES' COLUMN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 8 June 1888

LADIES' COLUMN. -1 -!? New spring gloves will be in gobelins copper and leather shades, disfigured with a mixture of tinsel and heavy Greek embroidery. Demi-trained skirts, with flat directoire fronts all over irregular pleat, and minus hip drapery are high fashion for afternoon reception and dinner gowns. Three crushed roses without leaves nestle under the brim of directoire bonnets, while a tiny posy peeps now and then from the edge of felt or cloth capotes. A huge cap-crown of velvet over a straight band of straw, with a brim straight out in front and nothing at the back, is the very latest caprice in hats. Borders of lace, passementerie or embroidery laid perfectly flat, with the scalloped edge upward are seen on three front breadths of many handsome gowns. Duchesse lace is a favorite trimming for velvet bonnets. It is boxpleated and drawn into a shell both front and back, between which it makes a ruffle on the brim. Trimming silks show faille franchise, gros grain and satincomb...

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Petersburg Corporation. MONDAY, JUNE 11, 1888. Present—All, excepting Cr Heithersay. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

Petersburg Corporation. MONDAY, ,JTJNR 11, 1888. r-/ j. " ? < Present-All, excepting Cr Heithersay. Tfie minutes pt t&e previous meeting were read and conilnnec^ ,Tj j> The Mayor' %orM that in accordance witfaiihe request ofthe last meeting be had waited tpon ue , Ij&anager of the National Bank with referenceto obtaining an over* draft of £100," Finding, however, that it was illegal for the. Cos^cil to. borrow more than one fourth of the previpus year's rates lw had asked for £90 whicKthe Manager had-agreed to grant on condition that the Councillors individually guaranteed theamount- He had received a communication from the Jamestown Hospital'.inviting subscription, In answer to Cr )Bailary the Clerk stated that he had written to the members for the district with" inference to the Absconding Debtor's BUI.' _; < ,,. . In answer to Cr Osborne the Clerk stated that he had not eaUgdJor tendersfortar-pav ing as hehad hadt«wait fdr specifications, ...

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Yongala District Council. FRIDAY, JUNE 8. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

| Yongaia Dtstfiel CMincll. FlUDlfr JUNK 8. Present-Mr J. Cheek (Chairman), Coun cillors Blunsden, Bradtke, Casey. Cram, Howard, McPherson, and the Clerk (Mr J. Humphris). The minutes of this previous meeting were read and confirmed. . The Clerk stated that in accordance with resolutions passed<atthe last meeting be had' tailed fresh tenders. for clearing rabbits on. Crowp Lands in-, Hundred 4 Mprgan^ had forwarded the. memorial from the southern portion of Black Sock to the Crown Lands ' office, had taken neoessary steps for the I annual election, and had procured the level ing instrument at a cost of £1115s. Correspondence was received from the District Council's Association giving opinions by Mr H. E. Downer on several matters, and inviting membership. From Messrs Doswell, Wolley. and Co forwarding duplic/iteplans of the Hundreds of Morgan and S&umanarie. Resolved that the jplans be signed, sealed, and returned to the Crown Lands Office. It was resolved that th...

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Petersburg Police Court. THURSDAY, JUNE 14. [Before Messrs P. A. Callary, and E. Palmer, J's.P.] ABUSING THE BOARD OF HEALTH INSPECTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

Petersburg Police Court. THURSDAY, JUNE 14. ^Before MEESRS P, A. Callary, suad E. '? T PALMAR,.J'8.P.] J. ABUSING THE BOABD OF HEALTH IN 8PBCTOR. THOMAS WILLIAMS was charged on the in formation of James Henry Touchell that he did on the 13th inst., in the hall of the Petersburg^ Hotel, make use of abusive | language with intent to provoke a breach of the "peace, and whereby a breach of the peace | might have been occasioned. Pleaded not ! guilty. Mr Limbert appeared for : complainant. . James Heniy Touchell, whtsat agent, etc,, i residing at Petersburg, was sworn and said: | My attention having been called to the filthy condition in which pigs were kept at the Petersburg1 Hotel; I, haVing visited the place in the capacity of Inspector of N uis ances under the local Board of Health, wrote out anotice for'the cleansing of the same. Went to this hotel -and entered by -the hall door whioh is open to the public, being the main entrance to the building. Mr Williams was behind the bar and ...

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The Petersburg Times, ORROROO CHRONICLE AND NORTHERN ADVERTISER. FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1888. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

IPETTRSLMRJJ JCIIRAS, ORMKIO CHRONICLE MD HORTHBM ASYERTIIBL FRIDA T, JUNE 15, 1888. Our Qrroroo correspondent com plains sorely of the lack of rain, THE annual meeting of subscribers to the Petersburg Institute will be held on Wednesday evening next. A snake about five feet long was lrffl«*l by Mr F. Schibella a few days ago between Petersburg and Goglin. After Monday next the medical gentlemen of Terowie and Petersburg j will confine their services to their respective towns. j [Just prior to going to press we notice a "local" in our Terowie contemporary in reference to "the foregoing, and as the statement does not accord with facts and at the same time is unfair to Dr. Palmer we shall certainly reply to it 'in our next;-£».'J Nomination day for1 the election of representative of the Northern District in the legislative Council has been fixed for June 27. Polling day, July 11. Writ returnable July31. As phalting,-We are pleased to note that it is the intention of the Petersburg Cor...

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Religious Services. SUNDAY, JUNE 17. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

j §£%tmts S*rbic*s. I SUSDIT, JUXK17. CATHOLIC.-Peterabwg-Holy Mass at 11 a.m. and usual evening aervkw at 7 o'clock. Holy man at 8.30. cum at Lancelot. EPISCOPAL-Morning at 11, Ereaiagat7, Lay deader BAPTIST,-Morning at 11, Mr. Jesw Bowrint; j WESLEY AN- Morning', 11 o'clock, Eve- j ning at 6.30. Mr Lock I

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NEVER CAN BE LOST. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

JfEVHR C&H BE LOST. There shall never be one lost good! What was, shall lire as before; The erfl is noM, Is naught, is eilenco implying' Bound; What vaa good shall be good, 'with, foe evil, so much good more; On {no earth the broken axes-in the heaven a perfect round. All fro bare willed, or hoped or dreamed qf good shall exist. Wot its likeness, bntiteetf; no beauty, aor goo&noc power Whose voice bos gone forth, but each Earrlve6 for the mefodiet, When eternity affirms the conception of an hour. -Brevming. j

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

SOUTH AUSTBALIA. Sale of Pastoral Lands. LEASESOE . nearly 22 OOO SQUAEE MILES' ' Including some of the. .. KNEST PASTORAL LAN© IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Will be offered at Auction in , ADELAIDE, On JUNE 27, 1888. In blocks of from about' 50 to 400 square miles the average up set rental being about £1 6s, per mile, including all improvements . which consist of STATION BUILDINGS, WELLS, TANKS DAMS and RESERVOIRS, With usual appliances, nearly the whole j being subdivided into paddocks with sub- 1 stantial wire fencing. Bidding to be on the nrmnal rent. Full details and plan's can be seen at the - office of this paper, or obtained on appli cation to the Surveyor-General. . For further particulars see Government Gazette Extraordinary of the 26th instant. JENK1N COLES, Commissioner of Crown Lands TOWN OP PETERSBURG. TVTOTICE is hereby given that it is -*-* the intention of the Corporation of Petersburg to ASPHALT portions of the footwayin Main Street, Petersburg. Owners or "occupiers of prope...

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WHAT A CHIMNEY SANG. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

WHAT A CHIMKEY SANG. Over the chimney the night wind sang, And chanted a melody no one knew: And the woman stopped, and Lcr babe she tossed, And thought of the one she had long- since lost, And said as her tear drops back, she forced: " I hate the wind in the chimney." Orer the chimney the night wind Bang, And chanted a melody no one knew; And tht children said, as they closer drew: " 'Tis some witch that is cleaving the dark night through, 'Jfe ft fairy trumpet that jnet then bletf^ And we fear the wind in the chimney." Over the chimney the night wind sang-, And chanted a melody no one knew: And the man, as he eat on his hearth below, Said to himself: " It will sorely mow, And fad is dear and wages low, And M stop the leak in the chimney." Over the chimney the night wind sang, And chanted a melody no one knew; Bnt the poet listened and smiled, for he Was man, and woman, and child, all three, And said: "Jit is God'e own harmony, 3Ms wind we hear in Hie chimney." -Bret Harte.

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The Marriage of Miss Booth. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

'i'iie Marriage of Hiss Booth. Tuesday "was a ' white day' in the annate of the Salvation Army, and wherever on the lace of the earth the banners of the Army .were flying, there the marriage of General. Booth'5 second daughter, Mies EmmaM. Booth with Commissioner Tucker, formerly of the Indian Civil Service, was celebrated. The marriage ceremony took place in the morning at the Congress Hall at Clapton, where the bride has for several years been the "mother" of the cadets who are being trained for the service. What gay texts and arches, covered with coloured cloth, and Sags without number, eouid do to give the solemn-looking front of the hall a festive appearance had been done, and round its gates surged a dense but orderiy crowd loag before the beginning of the ceremony The great hall itself, crowded to overflowing, has probably never been more gaily decorated than on Tuesday. The gigantic texts, on whidx the favourite war-cries of the army appear, were almost lost among the flags ...

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BIRDS AND BOYS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

BtBDS AND BOYS. Down in the meadow the little brown thrushes Bnfld therti a nest in the barberry bHshaa; And when it is finished all cozy and neat) Three speckled eggs mate their pleasure complete, " Twft-ter-ee twitter!" they chirp ta each other. ** Bnilding a Best is no end of bother; Bat, oh, when onr dear little birdies -we see, How happy Tce'll be 1 flow happy we'll be!" Upatthecottage"^erechildrenare growing, It's BomJbaxhg to work for email hobbledehoys ^ That will tear their trousers and make each a noise; " And one most admit," says the dear little mother, " That bringing tip boys is no end of bother; -Bat, Oh, when they kiss me, and climb on my knee, It's eweetoess for me! It's sweetness for me 1" ~-Toulh>

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ODDS AND ENDS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

ODDS AND ENDS. a- ?» ?' a A email boy reaching for a high closet shelf makes an excellent strainer for jelly. Betting on a man's death is called life in surance. Money is paid over to friends of the winner. Now is the time to put your lawn in order -and to form a lawn-order league, as it were. How annoyed a man must feel who is suc cessfully vaccinated, and two weeks later meets with an accident and lias to have the arm amputated. Minnie-Papa-, what is Volapuk ? Papa Why, it's the universal language. Minnie But who speaks it F Papa-Nobody. Does cigarette-smoking affect the brain.? Can't say, Albert; there have never been any experiments with that combination. She-Did you ever see a finer sunset than that in the East ? He-No; the snn never sets in the east. In his relation to foreign commerce and to domestic larders the hog bristles with im portance at present. A lady advertises that she has a fine, airy, well furnished bedrcom for a gentleman twelve feet square. My dear, he said, Wh...

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TALE. The Johnstown Stage. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

TALE. i The Johnstown Stage. City of Rocks was losing its sharp outlines in the radiating heat of a July afternoon. The unbroken, gray cage-brush plain sur rounding1 it had already lost ita one outline, the horizon, and now jmerged itself in the distance of its own dustiness. The void between glaring- plain and glaring sky was filled with hot silence. It was the silence of solitude undisturbed by humanity; for the only human habitation in the City of Bocks was the stage station, and that, in its square, xmcompromism g adaptation to its uses, seemed lonelier than, the rough, but sometimes beautiful, and always fantastic, stone frrmra tions around it. Any one conld see why iiuo place was called City of Rocks. Its name fitted, as most frontier names fitted, until they axe subjected to the personal vanity or nicer sense of modesty of refined map-makers. But any one cojild not see why its unhewn, granite masses should rise eo abruptly and unreasonably from the level, nage-brush desert. T...

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LITTLE FOLK. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888

LITTLE FOLK. Mother-And do you really feel so very bad, Bobby ? Bobby-Yes, ma. I aint quite sick enough to need any medicine, but I'm a little bit too sick to go to school. Little Mabel was sitting next to a very thin, small man in the horse-car. She leaned over to hec mother and whispered: ' Mamma, I guess God must have made that man on a rainy day.' 'What makes you think so dear?' * Cause he doesn't look as if there was much dust handy.' The Growth of Intimacy.-Gixee, aged five, had noticed that mamma said Will, when addressing papa, and that the hired girl said Mr. C . Thinking this formality had continued long enongh, she cried out one day: Katie, how long will you have to know papa before you call him Will ? -One day Axline and Katie were discussing a story which the latter had read a long time ago. Katie said that she did not believe it was true, whereupon the little seven-year old indignantly cried: Katie, your believer is out of order, your rememberer needa to* be altered, a...

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