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PERSONALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

PERSONALITIES. ' . . r There lias just arrived in England jui eminent Chinese scholar who is a direct descend mt of Confucius, in the seventy second g"neration. ' * Denying that he is to play 'Pygmalion.', in a performance of his famous classical comedy, Mr. W. S. Gilbert writes: ' I an# & sufficiently good actor to know what a very bad actor I am.' Miss Minna Irving, the poetess of Tarry town, New York, claims the prond distinc tion of possessing the smallest foot in. America. She wears a slipper exactly one size less than a number one. and keeps a sample on exhibition at thejd liferent news paper offices in New York. The late William Webster, ?he Thames embankment contractor, left a fortune oi more than six hundred and fun -thousand, dollars. He began business as a day laborer, and for some time after he became a contractor was unable t> write name. Hard work and perseverance gave tiim a fair education and a handsome fortnne. , " ' Onida' (Louise de la R tme) den Jy she...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

A. D BRUCE, GENERAI. STOREKEEPER, YONGALA, Has a complete Stock of Drapery,^ Grocery, Ironmongery Fancy Goods, Crockery, Tinware, Boots and Shoes, AND Wines and Spirits AT DDNGEY'S §00 h, Stationery, Fancy Goods, News, . And. Sine Art, Depot, .. . OFPOSms HEITHBMAy'8 Best assorted' and. - largest Etock,also Ac conJeoBB. ConcertlHas, Violins,Music, Homeo Medicines ( DomeBtic ' and Veterinary) Guides, «tc. Cards for every season -,iove, Marriage.. Birlh, Gan d&lenoe. Xmss, Hew. Year, Easter. Gricket, Crfqnet, and -Tennis Balls, Eats fiscketts, . AT DDBGEY'S. Professional, DR. PALMER, (L.K.Q at.,I. & L.M, & L E,C.S,I.) 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 ilotel at any hoar and will be promptly attended to. Terowie Private Hospital rpHlS Hospital is now open for the reception of Confinement and other cases For farther particulars -apply to ' ...

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Rainfall. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

Rainfall. The following table gives the rainfall reg is 'ered at the Petersburg Post Office during the past year, and for the present to date 1887 J anuary, February .March Apiil May June July August September < )ctober November December Points 1888 0 <>75 i January 0 <5 GO 1 March 0*270 i Februaiy TiGO 1 360 2*445 1-020 1770 1075 1-415 1145 1-580 April May June Totals for previous Tears-1885, 10*275 ; 1S88,10*915; 1887, 13875;

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TALE. A Visit from A Corpse. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

TALE. A Visit from A Corpse. Alii ! La bella signorina ! e pallidcttae stancm! poverhm F These .words were addressed to me years ago by the padrona of a hotel, which j my mother and I had just reached, after a j long fatiguing night journey, and, trivial as they may appear, I remember them distinct- I ly, as well as every other circumstance that j occurred during the eventful four-and-twenty hours which succeeded our arrival at the ] Hotel d'Oro in Florence, on the 17th of. Sep- ' tember, 184-. My lately widowed mother and myself (a i girl of seventeen) had been traveling in Italy j for months, after an aimless, erratic fashion ; for die, poor soul, was endeavouring,, through eh&nge of scene and fatigue of body, tjdeaden the memory of her grief; and we had started the night before from A to avoid the heat of a day journey, arriving in the early morn ing at the Hotel d'Oro, an imposing building situated on the banks of the Arno, and former ly a palace of the Este and Borgia f...

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POETRY. PRINCESS BADOURA. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

POETRY, PBINCESS BADOUEA. Night is regent of the sky; "Ail is still in Ispahan, On th veined pomegranate-leaves That the fragrant breezes fan Floods of silver moonlight lie! Maintively the bnlbul grieves, And the wnVUng fountains flow la the garden dose below; She, above on her divan By the easement's open bars, razes ont upon the stars, Happy Princess Badoura. To the slave girl standing near Ever cud anon she speaks, Xjooiing skill into the night; Persian roses dye her cheeks, And against herolive ear Shines a pore pearl, snowy white. Round her, like a filmy vail, Falls her bnmoose, azue paue ; And a gleaming golden spear, lake a ray ef sunlight fair. Shimmers in her raven hair, Lovely Princess Ba&oura. Jit, her feet there falls a rose; 'Tie the longed-for tiyeting-hour! Stooping with an eager air Tenderly she clasps the flower, Kisses it the while she goes Swiftly down the winding stair ; There her exiled lover waits. Till he sees the postern gates Slowly, silently unclose...

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HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

HUMOUR. The rolling joke gathers lots of moss. Puck. Samlet is a play for all time. It 'will never give up the ghost. It is a smart man who knows his own pic ture when it is published in a newspaper. Washington Star. There were four candidates for the Presi dency of the French Ghamber, and Mr. Deville was the hindmost. The wise geographer who has his eye on the royal family of Germany is not publish ing any large and expensive map of Europe juatnow. A scientist says a wasp may be picked np if it is done quietly. Yes; it is when the wasD is laid down again that the noise begins. -Life. : Wife-Women are often criticised for wearing load colours. What would you call a loud colour? Husband-Yeller, I suppose. Boston, Journal* ' Water is medicine,' read a toper in a sani tary journal. ' Next, some fool will be ad vocating water as a beverage,' he added, with a look of disgust. . What a labour-saving invention the type writer is! Don't you find it a great con venience?' 'Convenience? Drat ...

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HINTS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

HINTS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE. OBANGE SHOETCAKE.-Make a cake with two tablespoonfuls of butter, two eggs, two-thirds of a cup of milk, three tablespoonfuls of sugar, two cups of flour and twj teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Sake in two round tins, slice six or eight "Valencia oranges and sprinkle thickly with powdered sugar. Pull open the cakes and arrange in layers with oranges. Serve with cieam. BBAISXKO.-The word 'braise' means to cook meats slowly in a closely covered pan in the oven, the pan containing sufficient water to keep up a goodly quantity of steam. The meat should be placed in the 'bottom of the pan; the pan partly filled with boiling water; a teaspoonful of salt added, a sliced onion, a carrot, a sprig of parsley, and a bay leaf, if liked. Now cover the pan closely, and place on the bottom of a moderately hot oven,, and bake or cook fifteen minutes to every pound of meat, basting every halfhour. Meat thus cooked should be of a delicate brown, juicy and tender. Tou cannot roa...

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Fruit Trees Pruned Low. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

Fruit Trees Pruned Low. In a paper read before the Santa Barbara Horticultural Convention recently, J. W. Salle gave the following reasons for heading fruit trees low: First-The growth is much more "vigorous and healthy. Second-The tree will bear much earlier and more fruit. Third-The fruit is much more easily and cheaply gathered. Fourth-The tree is better balanced and; grows straighter. Fifth-The pruning is more easily and cheaply done Sixth-The wind will have less effect on both tree and fruit. : Seventy-The body of the tree is protected from the'sim and kept free from disease. Eighth-The ground beneath and around the tree is protected from sun and not so apt: to form hardpan in .cultivation. Finally, it is nature's plan, and you cannot: depart from it without injury or loss.

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Something About Ants. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

Something About Ants. How to get rid of the scale bug and other similar insect pests is a question that is puzzling the whole civilised world, and nowhere is a proper solution of the problem ! more anxiously desired than among the fruit-growers of the State. Solomon-guess he was the party-imperatively advises sluggards to go to the ant to learn the habits of industry. We doubt that Solo mon, in view of the boundless amount of domestic matters he had to personally look alter, ever spent time enough in observing the habits of these cute little workers to justify him in putting the above sensible advise forth as the result of his own personal observations. But however that was, we now just as confidently, but based on the observations of a friend, say, * Go to the ant, thou worried fruit-raisw, for an exterminator of the scale-bug and all suuh.' But this advice applies to only one particu lar species among the thousands of the creation. He is an industrious mound builder, over three-ei...

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Tennis Costumes. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

Tennis Costumes. Her costume is important, but more as an | assistance to her play than as an adjunct to [ her beauty. The champion player of the United States-I mean among ladies-wears ene of the simplest of dresses. She is, of course, a superb player, graceful as an ante lope, light as thistle-down, all over the court at once, and yet as easy, one might say lan guid, in every movement as a good dancer should be. The last time I saw her, she wore a dark skirt, with white ' fans' let in above her knee, t le fulness of the fans open ing as she ran and giving her perfect free dom. There was no over-dress, and her waist was a loose shirt of fine black and white striped flannel, made just like a man's, j with a turn-over collar, and laced up with a black lace. She wore a belt of the club colours, fastening with a silver S, and a cap to match the shirt, worn over her forehead so that the visor shaded her eyes. Another time, at a large tournament, I saw an exquisitely pretty blonde girl p...

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LADIES' COLUMN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

LADIES' COLUMN. - --S The trade in birds for women's hats was so enormous last .year that a single London dealer admitted that lie sold two millions of small binds of every land and coldr.' At ode auction^ in one week, there were-sold six thousand binds of paradise, -five thousand Impeyan pheasants, four hundred, thousand Tramming birds of paradise, five thousand Impeyan pheasants, four "hundred thousand humming-birds, and other birds from North and South. America, And: three hundred and sixty thousand feathered skins .from, India. Nine girl fencers have arrived in New York from Vienna. . The girls are fresh featured, with "broadj well developed chests and well-rounded aims. Four of them are blondes, and five brunettes.' ' One is a baroness. They gave their first private fencing tournament last week. These nine little German girls are not all beautiful, but they have figures and ankles to set the town wild. The hall of the Harvard rooms was well-filled with a distinctly well-chosen ...

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A Female Fagin. A WOMAN'S SCHOOL FOR TRAINING YOUNG THIEVES. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

A Female Fagin. WOMAN S SCHOOL FOB TRAINING- YOUNG 1'HIHUHS, - If Dickens' Fa gin had only been, a woman, his well-kno^Ti - -story would hare been reproduced in real life in this city, when the arrest of two boys led to the discovery by DetectiVes MulTay and Kurtz of a regularly: organised 4 gang' of boy thieves, ranging! in years from 12 to 19, and presided over by Mrs. Maty 3?iaiiigan, yrho directed their, operation's and received and disposed of the: plunder. Five members of the ' gang,' wbich was known as the 1 Hivera, and Hie woman chfef are now nnder arrast, and six others, which complete the number, will soon be in custody. The detectives the other afternoon saw two boys enter a pawn shop at Seventeenth and . Market-Greets, followed them in, and saw them endeavour to dispose of some cutlery and "two revolvers'. 'They arrested the bays and took them to the Twentieth .distri<St' station-house, where they were searched. In their pockets, besides the cutlery and- revol...

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A Fatal Courtesy. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

A Fatal Courtesy. . A I\ew York gentleman, says that Mrs, Hoffman recentlyguve him the particulars of the death of ijie ex-governor at Wiesbaden, his death "was occasioned by a single act of politeness on his part. For years he suffered from heart trouble. He| had. been, warned against going up and down long flights of stairs, long walks and undue exertion of any land. Hehad be&n -warned to 'avoid putting on his-Own shoes. The day he died he was in apparently good health. He was with his wife and child in their sitting-room. His wife who was dressed, desired to change her slippers for a pair of buttoned'boots. 'She called upon a child to assist her in buttoning the boots, her husband anticipated the child and bent over to. button the boots himself. Scarcely bad he bent over than he fell upon the floor and was dead in a moment.

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Petersburg Agricultural Society. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

Petersburg Agricultural Society. The annual meeting of the above society was held at Sheridan's Hotel on Wednesday evening last. Present-Messrs. Callary and Pal mer, J'sP., W. Howard, W. Heither say, J, H.Sheridan, J. Blunsden, E, H. Limbert, J, H. Touchell, W. Miller, J. J. Lawrie. D. Chalmers, W. Dnnn, R. M. Osborne and the Secretary (Mr. F. Kentish). The balance sheet was presented by the Secretary and on the motion of Mr Touchell was adopted as read. It showed that during the past year debts incurred in connection with the pre vious year's show, amounting to about £18 have been paid off, leaving a small balance in hand. Proposed by Mr Heithersay, sec onded and carried, that Mr, W, Miller be awarded medal for second prize plough-pair in connection with the last show, the matter having been held in abeyance since then. On the motion of Mr, E. Palmer, seconded by Mr. W. Dunn, it was re solved that 7the annual show be held during the month of October, Mr, Callary, on the motion of M...

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FARM AND GARDEN. Vegetable Soaps. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

f ARM AND GARDEN Vegetable Soaps. In -widely separated countries there are plants, in some eases heitre, and in other trees which the natives use as a sabstitdte for eoap in washing. Whpever has; had linen washed in northern Mexico will bear witness to the efficacy ef the root called armolej in cleansing the linen, but his shirts will ceme back minus buttons, not so much, caused by the detersive power of the armole, as by the primitive washing machine used *by the Mexican laundress, who selects ?a large flat stone upon the margin1'of a stream, upon which the fabric is laid, and beaten vigorously with another flat, stone. The armole root is the root of a species of Phalangium, one of the Lily family, and dried and made into little parcels is sold in evdry small town. The soap-wort, Sapo naria officinalis, common in this country is known as ' Bouncing Bet.' This was used in Europe in washing as a substitute for soap, and in hard waters was preferred to it; The number of plants that ma...

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Police Court, Petersburg THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1888. (Before Messrs. W. Threadgold and P. A. Callary, J's. P.) [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

Police Court, Petersburg THCBSDAT, JOLT 5, 1888. (Before Messrs. W. Threadgold and P. ?s Callary, J'a. P.) EDWAKD HENRY WICKHAM was charged on the information of James Campbell with on the 9th June 1888 neglecting to pay the sum of £28 15s wages due by him to the said informant. Pleaded not guilty. A counter claim was put in against Campbell for un lawfully absenting himself from bi6 em ployment on the above dates before the ex piration of his contract. Pleaded not guilty. Mr Limbert appeared, for Campbell and Mr Pendlebury for Wickham. James Campbell, baker, residing at^Petersburg was sworn and stated: Entered the employ of Mr Wickham on June 16, 1887, agreeing to work for him for the sum of £1 5s per week. Mr Wickham is the proprietor of a baker's house atNackara and I was to do the baking. Left the service of the defendant on Saturday,9th June, 1888. He paid me my yages up to the end of December in January, when he gave me a cheque for £25, £3 in sovereigns and seme i silver. He ...

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Fashion for Gentlemen. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

Fashion for Gentlemen. Last autumn a society of Parisian tailors did what many tailors have done before-gave their ideas of what is pleasing and artistic in dress an actual embodiment. Unlike other similar essays, however, their ideas did not die in the tailors* shops, but obtained some currency with those who could alone give them real Hfe-the actual wearers of clothes; and at a number of social gatherings in Paris these revised and amended dress-suits were worn. This attempt to revive picturesque and pleasing costumes for men appears to have met with more success than preceding attempts in the same direction. A ^French journal, Le Guide de la, Mode, contains a plate illustrating various modifications of this idea actually worn at a ball in Paris last winter. In this new costume, the shape of the present dress-coat is modified into that familiarly known years ago as tho 'shad belly'; that is, the front elopes into the skirts without the present notch over the hips, which makes a ha...

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TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

TO THK EEITOR. Srs.-Under the above heading, I find 'in your last a writer signing himself *'YongaIa." He begins his letter thus-" Afl a rule 1 keep away from chapels, Wesleyan in particular." Now, Mr Editor, it ie a pity that he did not also keep away from nulling into print, and slandering and misrepresenting the Bey. Mr Blacket, for Yongala,. certainly seems to be one of those unfortunate ones who have more impudence than ability, and will vent his spleen on anyone who does not happen to think as he thinks, and like those of his kind gives the truth a wide berth, for jhe goes on to say-' Now can it be right, Mr Editor, that anyone should be allowed to travel about the country imputing motives, misrepresenting facta, and slandering (by implication) the characters of those who attend the places condemned by Mr Blacket-' Before Yongala penned those lines he would have done well) had he looked at the XVIII chapter in Matthew«and pondered over the following verse, 'But whom shall offe...

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QUESTIONABLE AMUSEMENTS TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

QUESTIONABLE AMUSEMENTS TO THS EDITOR* SIB,-T do not object to discuss any social or moral question in your columns on these conditions-1. That letters be written in courteous language. 2. That writers sign their proper names. There are some persons who are exceedingly courageous when their personality is hidden from the eye of the public. They can then freely indulge in invective and deal in abuse. When a man attaches his proper name to a letter the act is generally a guarantee that he will write in an honorable manner, if not he suffers in the esteem of the public. The readers of the'"Times" will kindly remember that I cannot reply to any anonymous contribution in which lack of ability is frequently supplied by abuse. In the sermon reported in your columns these principles were laid down :-1. That the modern dance, the theatre, and the racecourse are productive of evil, 2. That Christian men and women should in no way support them. The question was argued from a Christian stand po...

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Coglin District Council SATURDAY, JULY 14. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 20 July 1888

Cosrlin District Council SATUBDAY, JlTLT 14. n 3 - -I . correspondence received from Grown Lands Office reminding the Cooncil that they were empowered to issue Depasturing Licences on the Crown Lands within the District. Resolved-That Slaughtering Lic ences be reduced from £ 1 to 10a per annum. Clerk instructed to write to the Cora missionerof Crown Lands asking that immediate steps be taken to clear the rabbits off the Crown Lands; also to post up notices at the different post offices with names and residences of persons liable to serve as Constables; also to advertise the commonage. MrDollard applied to have apiece of land rented by him of the council, measured. Chairman to attend to it, Cr. Dempsey reported a dangerous creek on the road to Cavenagh West near Mr Dowdens; also a dangerous place in the township of Dawson, Crs Dempsey and Just with the overseer, to examine the places, and call tenders for repairing same. Crs Perkins and Alderman to examine a bad piece of road in Gumb...

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