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Choosing a Husband. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
Choosing a Husband. Husbands are not made to order; they just grow. To get a good one you have to know him when you see him. He may not look like the man your fancy painted, yet you will recognize in him the qualities that go to make up the reliable, enterprising amiable man. As a rule women are not possessed of acute business minds, and are not as observant as they might be. One after another they will fall into the same open trap, just as though they were blindfolded or were impelled by some uncontrollable force. The majority of them seem to think they must m«ny, and all that is necessaty is to find a man that is good-looking or rich. The average girl first takes a fancy to a pretty man, and thinks and dreams of his lovely hair, charming eyes, elegant dress, divine moustache and dove-like voice. She declares that he is too sweet for anything. This fever passes off in time, but too often leaves a perverted taste. A dandy figure, swell manners and clattering tongue are apt to even o...
Some Stories about the Sultan. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
Some Stories atioat the Saltan. Though In Constantinople many stories are afloat about the present Saltan, the local press dare not publish any of them for fear of instant and effectual punishment. No tale of the Padishah's daily life at Tildiz ever appears in the public prints; Mehmed Effendi and Aristote Effendi, glum censors, with red fez and red pencil prevent that. There is no such thing as free, smart journalism in Turkey. Editors are, so to speak, gagged, handcuffed; they must obey the peremptory orders of two stolid, grumpy officials (the one an ex-ship chandler, the other a would be bootmaker; to enter their office daily to read proofs (occasionally upside down), and excise any naughty line or lines that may be construed as a criticism upon the Caliph, or upon the feats of his sagacious councillors. There is all too much flunkeyism about the Levantine journals* Festoons of fulsome superlatives addressed to the Sultan and clumsy philippics against the Russians prove terribly...
LADIES' COLUMN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
LADIES' COLUMN. Light reseda for the lower skirts, with bodice and drapery, or else polonaise of dark olive green, is a favorite combination for spring doth suits. Gowns of suede and pale gray cloth, trimmed with gold cord and network laid ever white moire, are being sent out by the leading houses for spring wear. A very chic street dress, just from Paris, is a long redingo'.e of gray wool, falling straight and plain over a plaited skirt of gray eilk, and with wide woollen revers rolled back from a plaited chemisette of the same gray eilk. A pretty costume is of cream colored India silk, with email palm-leaf figures of terra cotta. The trimming is of narrow terra cotta velvet ribbon set in four or five rows on the edge of the flounce at the foot, edging the long draperies and set upon the long vest in narrow Vs. A pretty and novel* idea that will be i utilized, at weddings will be the wearing by the bridesmaids of boas made of flowers. They will 3>e made of violets, forget-me-not...
VARIETIES. A Haunted Ship. WHAT OFFICERS AND CREW THOUGHT THEY SAW IN MID-OCEAN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
VARIETIES. A Haunted ftblp. WHAT OEBICEES AND CBEW THOUGHT THE? SAW IN UXD-OCBAK. 'It is ghosts? Well, I declare ! Now, just listen and I will tell you a story, every "word of which is true. It happened to myself, and I can therefore vouch for it.' The speaker was Captain Charles Munson, formerly for years captain of a large clipper ship in the China trade, but at present parser on the "Ward Line steamer Saratoga. He is a man who has seen the sea of every clime, and who has dined in almost every large seaport of the world. The correspondent listened with the closest attention to the following story, and here gives it to the reader, believing it will prove as interesting as it id to himself. In the latter part of the year 1882, I was sailing in the ship A. B. Parker of Boston, of which I was captain. She was a fine, large vessel of 1800 tonB, built expressly for the China trade. We had a cargo out for the j Sandwich Islands, where wo were to take a new cargo for Hongkong. Therefore, ...
How to Drink Milk. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
How to Drink Milk. ' What did you drink P asked the doctor. (Nothing that could have have made me Biok, I am sure,' replied the patient. ' Only a glass of milk.' ' Did you drink it quickly ?' ' No quicker than usual.' ' I thought so. Now let me give you a word of advice. Many persons oomplain that they cannot drink milk without being 'distressed by it.' The most common rea son why rnilh- is not well borne is due to the fact that people generally drink it teo quickly. If a glass of it is swallowed hastily it enters the stomach and then forms in one solid, curdled mass, difficult of diges tion. If, on the other ha?d, the same quan tity is sipped, and three minutes at least is occupied m drinking it, then, on reaching the stomach, it is so divided that when coagulated, as it must always be by the gastric juice while digestion is going on, instead of being in one hard condensed mass, upon the outside of which only the digestive fluids can act, it is more in the form of a sponge and in a...
Rainfall. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
Rainfall. The following table gives the rainfall : reg istered at the Petersburg .Post Office-during ilie past year, and for the present to date 1887: January, February March April May .Tunc July i August ; . September October. November December Points 1888 0.075 ] Januaiy .0360 0-270 1*460 1360 .2-445 1:020 :1'770 1075 1-415 1:145 ? . 1-580 March February April . May June Totals f.-r prerlcus years-1885, 10*275 ; 1886, 10 915 ; 18S7ri^875 ;
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
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IF THEY KNEW. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
IF THEY KNEW. If only my mother knew How my hesrfc is hurt within me, - She would take my face to her tender lianas And smooth my cheek, as she used to do fn flie days *3iat seem so long ago "When childish tears -were quick to flow: She would Anooth my face with her tender hands If she felt the grief within me. If only my love knew Of the euisinlp passionate sorrow, lie would hold me close to his sturdy breast, As once he held me the long' hours through "When we had not learned to live apart, But leaned for love on each other's heart; - He would hold me close to his heaving breast; If he guessed my passionate sorrow. But it pierces me like a knife To think that they do not know ifx; To think they can look in my pleading eyes, Yet never question my hidden life Can touch my lips in the same old place Yet never look for the soul in my fe.ee. Oh- the tears are bitter that fill my eyes To know that they do not know it! - ' Molpf a Book of Poems, by Curtis May«
POETRY, THE YEAR OF GRACE. L'annee On nous nous sommes aimes tant.—Murger. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
POETRY, THE YEAEiOFiGEACE. L'annee On. nous nous sommes aimis taat.-Murger. Last year the roses bloomed so red, As red-as fire, as life blood dear. 80 red it never could be right! The boding heart within me said " They are so red, they must be white ... 2Text yearl". Lajst year there was such waste cf gold. . the yellow flowfers grew so near The meadow's green could scarcely show; - Ton-gathered -more than yon could hold;? ? Bat spring came silver, -white with mow This year! Now you may watch the pale moon rise, And I may see the sunsets drear. All greens look grayer than before; Or do we see with other eyes ? And not together any more This year 1
Correspondence. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of onr correspondents.—ED.] QUESTIONABLE AMUSEMENTS TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
Correspondence* Wc da not necessarily endorse the opinions of onr correspondents.-En.] QUESTIONABLE AMUSEMENTS TO THE EDITOR. SIB,-I *waa rather TOrpri«ed while perusing the columns of your issue of the 22adult., to see a letter from the pen of your correspon dent, Mr J. H. Tonchell, and ! can but think that he very much overstepped his mark in the course of his reflections. Firstly, he admits that some of the amusements touched upon by Mr Blacket have a baneful influence upon the lives of many, but he, however, at the same time selects some of them which he tries to exonerate from being of a harm ful or questionable character. Under this list he places the Theatre and proceeds to show why he would exclude it from the rest. He Bays that during his visits to that place of amusement lie lias never (with hut one ex ception) witnessed anything that could be offensive to the modesty of the moat sensitive. If such is really the case I think his visits must have/been veiy limited indeed. I...
A New Light upon Disease. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
A New Light upon Disease. Medical men. have long been familiar -with the fact that sanitation has been a saving to the community at large, in doctor's bills, in nursing, and even in days of labor to the in dustrial classes. But it has been difficult to pat results into figures se as to impress the public mind. Mr. Brudenell Carter attempted this in his inaugural addreBs to the College of State Medicine. Every case of fever, he calculated, cost the community £2 ; the re duction in the annual death rate from fever to 484 per million from the 1851-60 rate of 908 per million, represented a total saving of £300,000, ' but of this no' one seemed con scious while the annual cost of scarlet fever at the present time was £400,000 a year. If therefore, we could trace scarlet fever to a defimtt fSuse, as a bovine disease, communi cgbta- fiy milk, we could adopt precautions whioi ' would save the country every year somewhere about half as much money as the recent conversion of Stocks, besides m...
Yongala Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
Vongafta Jottings. Centralization is devouring every thing. We used to have perfect little communities with their little prides,: places, honors and responsibilities, but this unwise, cruel, and satanic centrali zation has eaten these up ! Our little worlds have become . disintegrated i Centralization is generally affecting social demolition of our roots, trunks and branches. One member of a small community feeds the vracious maw of centralization by purchasing from a distance required clothing because the local draper's general ideas do not agree with his own. Another imports his kerosene because the grocer partakes of too little, local beer, and the silly storekeeper sends to another town for flour, etc., in consequence of the local miller failing to consume, a sufficient quantity of potatoes and jam, and so on until, as stated, our little communities become enfeebled and demoralized, and centralization strengthened,-bloated,a£d impregnable. " There is a time for everything" and v...
Fruits or Flesh? [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
Fruits or Flesh ? Dr. B. W. Richardson contributes a recent lecture to Longnuuis on ' Foods for man.' Starting as an impartial inquirer, vegetarians will be glad to hear that he paints men on the whole as in truth fruges conmmere nati : By weighing the facts that now lie before ns the inference is justified that in spite of the very long time during which man has been subjected to an animal diet, he retains, in preponderance, his original and natural cast for an innocent diet derived from the first fruits of the earth. If under this head we put fruit in the first place, and include grain under the same head (as we are quite justified in doing), we may say that the evidence is de cisively on the side of the vegetarian argument, and may declare with the distinguished French physiologist, Hourens-who of all men was free from bias-that man is a fruit-eating animal. .... It may be asked why milk should be so remarkable an exception as a favourite and natural food, especially in early lif...
No More Centralization. A NORTHERN PROTEST. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
a ' I ' ?' ' ? ' II i Ko Slop© Ce ntralizattoii* A NORTHERN PROTEST. A numerous and influential deputation consisting of members of the Legislature and residents in the nortb# waited on the Com missioner of Pnblic Works (Hon4 A, Catt) on Friday morning to protest against any special efforts being made to centndfee the Barrier trade in Adelaide to the prejudice of Port Pirie, Pott Augusta, and other out side places. There were in the deputation the Hons. Dr Campbell, J.V. O'Loghlm.W. Copley, J, Warren, J. Darling, and H. E. Bright, MLC's, Messrs. E. Ward, M P., J. H Howe, M.P., C.Giles, M,P.,C.EL Hussey M.P., J. Monle, M. P., J. W. Castine, M. P. ,T. Bargoyne, M.P., A.McDonald, M.P., J-1 >arling, jun., W. Enapman, Wells. Ferrers Wood) Goode, Targett, Drysdale, Threadgold aud Dunn, and others. The Beachport and Port MacDounell Councils forwarded ex pressions of their sympathy with the objects of the deputation, MR. Thrkadgolu (Mayor of Petersburg) said their object was not to ask h...
POPULAR SCIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
POPULAR 8CSENCE. A recent English, invention relates to ca"ti"g packing rings ready for use without boring or turning. The rings are oast in a chill mould around a metallic core. Wood pulp is rapidly being substituted for plaster of Paris, in the manufacture of all kinds of building ornaments in France, where a new method has been devised. A Swiss watch manufacturer has just in vented a watch for the blind on the dial of which the hours are indicated by twelve pro jecting pegs, one of which sinks every hour. A woman's invention is a baby wagon for the house, thoroughly padded, in which the baby cannot be hurt, even if it tips over. The wagon can be turned into a cradle and made into a swing. At the general meeting of the American Gaslight Association, Dr. Morton, the well known physicist, warned people against the use of unscreened electric and gaslights. Lights should be placed above the visual range and shaded so as to produce a diffused and equable light. To clean marble statuary...
ART & LITERATURE. The Life and Adventures of a Lady "Special." [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
ART & LITERATURE. The Life and Adventures of a Lady Special." The ambassadors of democracies are not diplomatists, bat journalists. An unac credited, and often unconsciously workings great link between the new forces which have taken organised forms in France and those which. are rising' in England, but are stall running, and may long continue to run, in old channels, ife Mis. Crawford--for the press is favoured in having .as its. representative a lady who has been for more than twenty-five years in the inside track, of French politics. Her career is one of' the most honourable in ' journalism.' No other woman in the press has in our time attained a position so in fluential and exercised so widespread an in fluence. In Paria she knows everybody, goes ' everywhere, and has been the confidential friend of every French statesman, from M. Thiers down to M. Fioquet. In the Chamber, in the Ministries, in the salon, or in the theatres, wherever Parisian life is most vivid and vital...
Ammonia for Power. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
Ammonia for Power. A sew stock company, to be known as the New York and New Jersey Power Company, has been organized with $3,000,000 capital, to manufacture, sell and rent boilers and power machinery, and to supply heat and refrigeration. Ammonia is to be used instead of steam as a motive power. A series of experiments made in New York and Brooklyn have been so successful that at the present time engines of over 100 horse-power have been constructed on the new plans. Several engines have been performing actual work continually for several weeks. The results of observation show that about one-half of the coal needed for steam generation is sufficient to give the same power with ammonia. It is claimed by the inventor that all engines, stationary, marine and locomotive, can be adapted to the new power.
A Petroleum Engine. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
A Petroleum Engine. Some time ago we described an engine con structed by Messrs. Priestman, of Hull, on the principle of the gas engine, but driven by petroleum. At that time the oil was used in the form of benzoline, but the inflammable character of the spirit was objectionable on various grounds, and the firm has since been striving to overcome what have been con sidered insuperable difficulties to the employ ment of the common petroleum oil of commerce. These difficulties have now been mastered, and we have been enabled to inspect an engine at work in their showrooms at 73A, Queen "Victoria-street. It has been tested by eminent scientific authorities, as well as practical men, and they all speak in terms of unqualified approbation. The common oil is used, and there is perfect combustion, with no deposit or carbon in the cylinder and passages. The engine runs with great regularity, and can be stopped and re-started immediately. It is obvious that there is a great field of use fuln...
A New Method of 'Raising the Wind.' [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
A New Method of' Raising: the Wind.* Four young ladies who resorted t> a matrimonial agency to obtain husbands were the subjects of discussion at a meeting of creditors held at Exeter.. The debtor was a young furniture dealer named Crocker, who, upon being pressed by his creditors, made a deed of assignment and then absconded. The trustee, announced that in turning over the | debtor's papers he discovered that the editor of a paper devoted to matrimonial ad vertisements had offered the defendant the choice of four young ladies, their ages varying from twenty to twenty-six, all said to be pos sessed of money; one of them being ' very accomplished,1 and another 'very refined.' 1 The debtor had selected a young lady residing at Oxford, and in response to his application ' she had advanced him £50, and was ready to - advance him a further £150, when negotiations were stopped by the action of the creditors. Considerable amusement was created by this correspondence, and die debtor's ac...
Saved Seven Lives. AN INTELLIGENT DOG'S REMARKABLE FEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 July 1888
Saved Seven litres. AN INTELLIGENT BOGr's TUCTf ateit A-ht.h FEAT* I A. O. Buell usually goes hunting daring the sporting season to Penobscot bay. "When not hunting be leaves bis dog, 'fat/ a very fine bred Irish retriever, in care of a fisher man on the shores of the bay. A few days ago Mr. Bnell received a letter from the fieterman telling him of a remarkable per formance of Pat in rescuing no less than seven persons that had been thrown upon a reef in a heavy gale. The smack was lodged on one of the reefs of Great Spoon Island, about 200 feet from the shore. The men hoisted signals of distress, and were in momentary danger of being swept away. Tremendous seas were running, and the crowd of excited fishermen on the beach knew it would be fatal for them to attempt a rescue as no boat in their possession could live in such a sea. Suddenly the one who had charge of the dog Pat, bethought him that the dog had not only been taught to retrieve but to tow boats by a rope from one point t...