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Questionable Amusements: AND THE CHRISTIAN'S DUTT IN RELATION TO THEM. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 15 June 1888
Questionable Amusements: AND THB CHMITIAW'S DDTT IN BKL&TIOS TO THEM. An epitome of a Sermon preached in the Petersburg Westeyan Church on Sunday Evening,May 27th, by the Rev J. Blacket "And have no fellowship with the un fruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.1'-Eph. v. 11. Aa Christian men and women we are to be in the world bat not of the world; It is hardly necessary for me to remind you that there is a great .distinction between the twq. The Lord Jesus Christ was in the world brought into contaet with its sins aad sorrows, ita anxieties andgaities-but He was not of the world; aqd in the intercessory prayer offer ed up for the disciples He says-" I pray, not that Thou shouldest take them oat of the world, bat that Thou . shouldest keep them from evil." They were to be in the world bat not of the world, and prominence is given to this idea throughout the New Testament. The epistle from which my text is taken was addressed to the £phesians. Ephesus was a gay a...
A Self-respecting Girl. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
A Self-respecting Girl. He had made his declaration of love, and it had been heard with a lowering of the fair head ; with a blush on the soft cheek. But he could not help saying' something to fill in, while he waited for her answer. ' When I say I have never loved till now,' he said, ' it is not an empty word. My lips have neyer touched the lips of any woman except my mother's; my hand has never pressed a woman's hand; I do not dance, and my arm ' A look of strange wonderment came over the beautiful face, and the deep eyes grew large as she listened. * Is this true, George ?' she asked, with hushed breath. ' It is,' he answered ; ' it is literally true.' The look of wonderment merged into one of icy sternness as she rose to her full height and confronted him. ' Then, for heaven's sake, George,' 8he said, ' go end practice till you get a record.' I -Fuvk.
HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
HUMOUR. * . A man may have an abiding faitli in the honesty and virtue of his fellow man, bat he doesn't show it when he plays poker. Queen Victoria was born on a Friday, and the Prince of Wales, who is somewhat short sighted, thinks Friday an unlucky day for him. He thinks if his mother hadn't been born he would be king. [Scene-Scotch railway station. Ticket collector, in making his collection finds an old gentleman fumbling in his pockets for his ticket.] Ticket-collector-' Tickets, please!' Old Gentleman-'I'm just lookin' for it.' Ticket-collecter-'Well I'll look in again in a few minutes. See and have it ready then.' Ticket-collector returns shortly; but the old gentleman is still hunting for it. Ticket collector (suddenly)-' Why you have it in your mouth, man!' Old Gentleman (giving him the ticket)-' Oh, so T hive? Here you are!' Another gentlem.*-- ... wc carriage, as the train moves on, to first gentleman-' I'm afraid you are losing your memory, sir.' Old gentleman-4 Nae fear...
Bismarck at His Best. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
Bismarck at His Best. Prince Bismarck is seen to best advantage in his celebrated, informal receptions and in his home life. He is a man of striking per sonal appearance. He is six feet two inches in height and of splendid proportions in every respect. TTi« head is very large, of great breadth, well shaped, and rests on a great neck, which rises firmly above his giant frame. The forehead is large and bold, the lower half seamed and furrowed; the upper portion smooth and shiny. The eyes are foil, steel blue in color and protrude far eut from the brows, which are covered with great bunches of hair. The nose is ,larg*i and aristocratic looking; the mouth firm, covered by a heavy, grizzly moustache; the jaws, which appear to have the solidity of iron, converge in a massive, finely cut chin. The expression of the face is solemn, earnest, inexorable, implacable. Paul Lindau once visited the studio of Professor Schaper, and saw there the busts of Bismarck, iloltke and Richard Wagner, which...
City Officials in Petticoats. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
City Officials in Petticoats. Mrs. Hannah D. Knott is president of the Town Council of Syracuse, Kas. She is a motherly-looking dame of 45, and pro prietor of a large millinery establishment. Mrs. Knott is also a member of the Com mittee on Sidewalks and Crossings, and of the Committee of Finance. Her committee have built about 15,000 feet of sidewalk, and graded and improved streets and alleys, and they have never had a complaint made of their extravagance; and they flatter them selves that they have expended the people's money judiciously.
PERSONALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
PERSONALITIES. Mr. Labouehere says that the Prince Im perial of Russia is so weak, both mentally and physically, that in less exalted circles he would be regarded as being within measurable distance of congenital idiocy. F. C. Burnand, of London Punch, possesses remarkable skill as a ventriloquist. He was educated for a Jesuit priest, but his inclination to play practical jokes with the venfcriloquial power under Ms control brought him into dis favor with his superiors. The illustrious Mme. Alboni says that in all her career she never faced an audience without being scared half out of her wits. Even now, having long retired from the pub lic stage, though with her voice still as perfect as ever, she says she can not stand up to sing before a dozen friends in her own parlour without a fit of nervous trembling. King Humbert of Italy, has grown very gray of late. He is only tburty-four, but he looks much older. Humbert is not a hand some man, nor does he look highly intellectual. But he...
Ignition of the Human Breath. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
Ignition of the Human Breath. Instances are well knottn where the breath of an individual, or, rather, the eructations of his stomach, took fire when brought in contact with a lighted match-such cases, in fact, being by no means so rare as has been supposed. Among the instances of this des cription, the patient, a victim of disordered digestion, omitted inflammable gas from the mouth, which, upon analysis, was found to be largely composed of marsh gas. In another case the gas sulphuretted hydrogen; and a still more notable instance is that in which, while blowing out a match, the patient's breath caught fire with a noise like the report of a pistol, and which was loud enough to awaken his wife. Again, it is related that one evening, while a confirmed dyspeptic was lighting hid pipe, an eructation of gas from his stomach occurred, and the ignited gas burnt his moustache and lips. It appears that in. one of these cases an analysis of the gas showed as follows: Carbonic acid, 20.57; ca...
Petersburg, Post and Telegraph Office, [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
Petersburg, Post and Telegraph Office, The JFost and Telegraph Offices and Savings Bank are open on week days from 9 am. to 8 p.m., except on Saturdays when they are closed at 6 p.m. - Money orders 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. t Registered letters one hour before closing of mail for which they are intended. - The delivery window is closed daily upon arrival of and before despatch of mails, "for sorting same. MAILS CLOSE as under. (Dispatched) Adelaide and Terowie'only 6.9 a.m., Mon days excepted. Adelaide and South, 12.28 .is. and 8.3S p.m. Pt. Pirie 6.15a.m. and 2.23 p.m. daily. Pt. Augusta, 2.23 p m. daily. Oodlawirra, Monday, Wednesday, and Fri day, 2 23, pm. Nackara 1 Paratoo > 2 23 pm, daily. O'Leary ) Yuata Manuahill Cockbnrn 2 23 and 8 50 p m, daily Silverton Broken Hill | Teetulpa, 6.5 a.m. daily, i Cavenagh and DawSon 2.45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Parnaroo and Lancelot, 2.23 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, MAILS RECEIVED. Adelaide and South, 6.26 a.m., 2.43 p.m. daily 9 7 p.m., Saturd...
Gloves. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
Gloves. Many carious things can be cited about gloves, such as their forfeiture in Germany if worn when entering the stables of a Prince or member of the royal family, their use as a means of conveying poison to a victim, and the like. They were also made nse of in depriving a person of office equally as in the ceremony of conferring it. Thue it is recorded that, in the reign of Edvard II, the Earl of Carlisle, who ^ras condemned to death as a traitor, had his spurs cut off with a hatchet and was deprived of his shoes and gloves. It is dear from this that, in those days, gloves were worn as a mark of distinction. Being roughly deprived of them was evidently a sign of degradation equal to that of publicly tearing off a soldier's epaulets on parade. As to the value of gloves as relics, some idea may be gathered from the records of a sale which took place about the middle of the last century. Gloves given by Henry VIII to Sir Anthony Denny sold for the equivalent of $195; another pair,...
POETRY. CHRISTENING. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
POETRY, CHEESTENINe. To-day I saw a little calm-eyed child Where soft lights rippled and shadows tarried, "Within the church's shelter arched and aisled Peacefully wondering to the altar carried; White-robed and sweet, in semblance of a Sower White as the daisies that adorned the chancel; 'Borne like a gift, the young wife's natural dower Offered to her (rod as her most precious hansel. Then ceased the music, and the little one Was silent; and the multitude assembled Hearkened; and when of Father and of Son He spoke, the pastor's deep voice broke and trembled. But she,'the child, knew"&lt;not the solemn words, And suddenly yielded to a troubled wailing As helpless as the cry of frightened birds, Whose untried wings for flight are.un&vailing. How like this, I thought,tolother'folk! The blessing falls, we call it tribulation. And fancy that we wear a sorrow's yolk Even at the moment£of our^consecration. -George. Parsons T^throp in Harper* s Magazia
Paper Doors. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
Paper Doors. The paper doors now coming into use are claimed to possess the advantage over wood of neither shrinking, swelling, cracking, nor warping. They are formed of two thick paper boards stamped andmoulded into panels, and glazed together with glue and potash, and then rolled through heavy rollers. After being covered with a waterproof coating, and then one that is fireproof, they are painted, varnished and hung in the usual way.
TALE. AT THE STORES. CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
TALE. AT THE STORES. CHAPTER I. She was tired. A long day at the stores, with a July sun beating down upon the building, is weaiying; but when to all the harassing cal culations as to the necessary details of a boy's school outfit, ftom a woman's point of view, are added the necessities from that same boy's point of view, then i i that woman's life a bur den indeed «Oh, I say, aunt, I don't want any more pocket handkerchiefs; but I can't possibly go to school without a decent racquet.' And when this same boy seems to have sol ved the problem of perpetual motion, to say nothing of an ubiquitous presence, it is easy tJ understand the condition of mind and body ?with which Mrs. Dale finally suggested an ad* joumment to the refreshment room. Five minutes before she had seen the boy descend ing with interested face-which he vainly tried to ""fa* lordly and calm-in the lift, and had rejoiced over the prospect of some peaceful moments over the contemplation of socks, and here he was at her...
Endowment of Genius. AN ARGUMENT FOR WEALTHY MEN TO CONSIDER. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
Endowment of Genius. I AS ARGUMENT FOR "WEALTHY MEN TO CONSIDER. I With the great multitude of men who have no highly unique and special vocation life is mainly a struggle for material place and power, or for the comfortable necessaries of existence. Even this is hard enough, but when our few ot finer mold are compelled to add this struggle to the one necessary to their chosen pursuit, it is no wonder so many ' mute, inglorious Mil tons' fall by the way. Ought there not, then, to be some method applied whereby the same care can be bestowed upon a grand man that we would bestow upon a rare measure of some other sort? We cannot secure the great man's arrival, but when he has come we can show that we know him and appreciate him, as the bees know and appreciate the one who is of all others, most valuable to the hive. When Exeter-was it not ? - was found drawing a clay cart, and the signs of speed in him were unmistakeable, what a world of excitement t here was! No harness was too fine, ...
CHAPTER II. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
CHAPTER II. DEAB MAJOE HTJDDMISTONE: If I had known that you were the V. C. WHO did snch splended things two months AGO and got wounded, and all that, I would have given my promes at once, for I know you wouldn't do a meen thing. I asked aunt, and she said yon [couldn't though of corse I didn't show her your card nor£teU her what you asked me not to. When I read your same on THE card in. the '.hansdmb, Jaunt was looking oat in frontjand didn't see. I jumped so that I trod on her toes, and [couldn't keep my feet stall, and she got a little angiy, but 1 kept your card hidden anddidn't say a word. Do youthink£I shall ever get in the army r I want to do brave things likej^you; bat aunt says shan't becos I can't spell as if spelin had anything to do with spikening guns, or going without food for two days that the other sick men might havejnore, and carrying your friend from under fire. Could yoa spell well at my age ? If I had heard aunt call you by name this afternoon I should have know...
The Telephone Superseded—A New Marvel. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
Tiie Telephone Superseded-A New Marvel. Professor Elisha Gray, of Highland Park, Illinois, by the invention of the new appara tus, to which he has given the name of the telautograph, has gone a long way towards displacing the telephone. By means o£ this instrument a person may sit down in his office, take a pencil in his hand, write a message, and as the pencil moves, a pencil in his correspondent's office will move simul taneously and form the same letters and words in the same way. What is written in one place is instantly reproduced els where. Any language may be employed. The writer may use shorthand, he may write by code or in cypher; it does not matter, a facsimilie is reproduced. If a picture is to be ' wired' it is the same, a perfect copy appears at the other end of the wire. The artist of an illustrated paper, may, by means of the telautograph, transmit his picture of a railway smash or any other event just as easily and rapidly as a reporter telegraphs his description in ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
The first clock made with a balance was made by De Vick in 1364, and the first "wito a pendulum in 1641. Watches with springs were first made at Nuremberg, about 1477, but the first successful application of springs to watches was by Dr. HoOke, in . 1658. Ha-roun-al-Baschild, Caliph of Bag ibad, in 802 sent to Charlemagne, among other presents, a cluck of curious workmanship*
RAINFALL FOR 1887. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
BAINFALL FOR 1887. The following was tbe rainfall registered at the Petersburg Post Office for the months of the past year: - January, February - March April May June 1885 1886 1887 0 075 0 3G0 0 270 1-4G0 1 360 2-445 July August September October November December 1-020 1770 1075 1-415 1145 1-580 Totals 10-275 30-915 13-875
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
A. D. BRUCE, Gkkekai STOREKEEPER, YONGALA, Has apomplete Stock ot Drapery, Grocery, Ironmongery Fancy Goods, Crockeiy, Tinware, Boots and Shoes, AND Wines and Spirits :msm AT DIMEFS 0ok, Stationery, Fancy Goods, News, . And Fine Art .: OPPOSITE HJOTHEBSAV^'S' . cordeons, Concertinas,' Violins,ifnsic. Hemes- 1 .. Medicines ( Domestic and Veterinary) '/-v ' Gtrides, etc. Cards for" every season - LOTE, . Marriage. Birth, ' dolence. Xmas, New ^ ' Year, Kdattr. Cricke^ \if%> Croquet, and Tennts S Balls, Bats Kaeketts, Best "assorted sod .. largest stock,alao AO AT DUKGEY'S. I Professional. DR. PALMER, (L.K.Q C.P.,1. & L.M. & t.R.c.a.,1.; HAS COMMENCED PRACTICE IN PETERSBURG Where he has taken up his residence, and may be Consulted at his Booms daily. Messages may be left at Sheridan's Junction Hotel at any hour and will be promptly attended to. -----. . Terowie Private Hospital rpHIS Hospital will be ready for *?- the reception of Patients early in the month of July. ...
To Business Men, [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 22 June 1888
To Business Men, You might as well attempt to shampoo an elephant with a thimbleful of soapsuds as attempt to do business and ignore advertising A constant dropping will wear a rock. Keep dropping your advertisements on the public and they will soon melt under it like rock salt. THE EFFECTS OF ADVERTISING A GOOD ABTICLE.-It makes no dffference how well established apatent medicine is, if the pro prietor cease advertising its sales diminish. Advertising isto a great extent the source of its existence. If it has merit it may live even after advertising ceases, bnt that life will be obscure, and some other medicine o£ the same nature will be advertised and take its place. . Nothing shows the benefits en advertising so much as patent medicine?. An article will come on the market; 40.000doL or SOjOOOdols. will be spent on advertisings and every wholesale drug house will handle it. Aalong as the advertising continues there will' be a run on it, but if the- proprietors have no more adverti...