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THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

TH3 CATHOLIC SCHOOL CONCERT. SIB,-In a recent issue of your paper appears a letter on the above subject, signed by "a little chap" cleverly, and in my mind, unjustly rating your reporter for the rather uncomplimentary bat very fair report written by' him in the previous issue, referring to the concert. To commence; I am glad that the writer, though evidently disguised under a nom deplume, has sufficient regard for the truth to tell us that he was an interested party. "You had to admit," he savs, that there was a very large audience. I am sorry that so great a number of our towns people should have become the victims of such extortion and witnesses of so woeful a murdering of harmony. What credit was it to the performers that the room was fall! Verily; the lecture given a few'nights before wag a far greater success in point of merit. In the next part your correspondent evidently wants reminding of the old saying,"If the cap fits you must wear it." He certainly jumped to the conclusio...

Publication Title: Petersburg Times
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A Hint to Invalids. HEART DISEASE NOT NECESSARILY A BAN TO USEFULNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

A Blat to Invalids. HEART DISEASE NOT NECESSARILY A BAN TO TJSE . ' FULNESS. Tlie life and death of Mr. Arnold have a lesson of hope And warning for a large num ber who suffer from heart disease. Twenty five years ago he consulted Dr.. (now Sir) Andrew P. Clark, and was told that he had a valvular disease of the heart, but,was advised ijhat if he exercised care it,need not interfere with his career for many years. He rigidly adhered to the recommendation, as to regimen atad exertion given him, and it is interesting and encouraging for parents having heart disease to recal that nearly all his serious work was done within the last twenty-five years. Such a life is a striking proof that bBart disease, even of the type generally accounted serious, for Mr. Arnold had disease of the Biatrial and aoatic valves, need not in terfere with labour or. the enjoyment of a successful career, . provided only that the limitation of the moderate restrictions to which the individual must submit are fr...

Publication Title: Petersburg Times
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SOMETHING IMPORTANT. TO THE PETERSBURG TAXPAYERS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

I SOMETHING IMPORTANT. TO THE FETBRSbU&G TAXPAYERS. Sis-"Questionable Amusements" oon, tenders have had a biff innings. Here is something that affects every mm, mvaueaj and child of your town, and of every other community. What isit? Why, Mwinngtiw vacant blocks of land in townships at fieir fall rental value, and thus make absentee sweaters of other persons' enteiprise, pay far the unjust right of holding much land out of use. 1 am one of such iniquitous absorbers or sweaters, and as a home -thrust strikes te the core, I'll take my own case and I hope ? you'll profit by itl The comer half acre jturt above Wright's former premises, in the main street, belongs to the people of Seuth Australia,to you,butby the aid.of unrighteous laws-laws of spoliation-I was enabled to make it "mine" 1 To do whatl like -with it. The industrial enterprise of the Petersburg taxpayers gave it. a value of £150. Your _ Corporation still further fines or taxes im provement enterprise by assessing - ...

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Diseases of Wine Tasters. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

Diseases of Wine Tasters. The diseases of wine-tasters were studied by Donnet of Bordeaux and Dr. C. Maran. don of Dijon. Wine-tasters are frequently suffering with disturbances similar to alcoholism, although the claret tasters do not swallow the wine, but on the contrary reject it and even rinse their mouths after ward. In one case of Dr. Donnet's a "inn 32 years old used to taste every day thirty or forty samples of wine, occasionally liquors and rum, without ever swallowing' any part of them. After two years he became very excitable, lost his appetite, did not deep well, and suffered with disturbances of sensibility, pains in the breast, a feeling of weakness, difficulty in breathing. He improved after abandoning his profession, although a nervous debility still remained, as detectable by the facility withjwhich he was set in tears. Another statement made; by Dr. Donnet is the great number of apoplexies in Bordeaux, where many persons drink one and a half littrs of wine with eac...

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A Philosopher's Prescriptions. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

' A Philosopher's Prescriptions. ' Medical science could scarcely be said to exist when the -wisest man of the age (next toShakspeare) could gravely propose a whole series .of prescriptions, and express a number of opinions, which the least-instrncted prac titioner of biJr d&y ivould' laugh at as'ridicn lous. . Tims Bacon writes that though the strongest iopiatesare to be used sparingly, the milder sort may be used' in daily diet, and contribute to prolong life. ' An apothecary of Calicut is, by the use of ambergris, re ported to 'Have lived 160 years; and the nobilityof Barbary are, by the use thereof, found to he long-lived, while the common people, there are jbut short-lived. And -our ancestors, who made a frequent use of saffron, lived much longer thkn we do.' He recom mends'that an opiate diet should be taken every jear- about the end of May, 'because .the spirits are most dissolved and attenuated in the summer'; and the opiate must be 'a commanding one.' He'considers t...

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What's in a Name? [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

What's In. a Name? - A name is certainly not the least important factor in a man's career. How much more difficult would it be tor a Muggins or a Fin nigan to gain acceptance «s a poet, however great his talent, than for a Tennyson or a * Milton! No matter how great a man's energy ' talent or courage may be, an odd or ridi culous name will be a clog to him ttirotigli life, and add immensely to his difficulties in mn.lHngr hig way upward. Of what avail a man's aristocratic appearance, correct dress, coat of the most fashionable cut, and satis factory balance at the batik, if "his visiting card condemns him to pity or to ridicule ? What a consolation it must be to a lady afflicted with a disagreeable name to know that she may have an opportunity of changing it for a better in a way at once gratifying to her pride and . affections. This privilege of the ladies has been assumed by the Popes, who change their names when they are chosen as successors to St. Peter. The introducer of this p...

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POPULAR SCIENCE. Philosophical Facts. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

: POPULAR SCIENCE. philosophical Facts.. j Lightning can be seen by reflection at a distance of 200 miles. ' During the conversion of ice into water IMOdegs. of heat is absorbed. j Air,is about eight hundred, and fifteen times lighter than water. ] Water, when converted into steam, in creases iSt _bulk 1,800 times. | The,greatest height at which visible clouds ever exist does not exceed ten w.itpn The barometer falls one-tenth .of an inch every seventy-eight feet of elevation. The explosive force of closely confined .gunpowder is six and a half tons to the square inch. In Summer time the season of ripening moves xiprthward at the rate of about ten miles a day. At a depth of forty-five feet under ground the temperature of the earth is uniform, throughout the: year. Strange as it may appear, a ball of a ton wbight and another , of the same material of j an ounce weight, falling from any height, I will reach the ground at the same time. The violence of the expansion of water when freez...

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WHAT A WOMAN NEVER ADMITS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

WHAT A WOMAH NEVER ADMITS. That she is in love. That she ever flirted. That she laces tight. That she is tired at a ball. That she is fond of scandal. That her shoes are too small. That she cannot keep a secret. That it takes her long to dress. That she has kept you waiting. That she uses anything but powder. ; That she says what she doesn't mean. . I -Burlington Hawfccye.

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HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

HUMOUR. 4 These-are my jewels,' quoth the hen, col lecting her chicks. ' Of your own setting, too,' quacked the duck, as she waddled away. -Detroit Free Press, Wife (after the theatre)-How lovely the moon is to-night, John ! Husband (it was a fire act play)-Yesh, xa'dear, both of 'm beautiful.' ?New York Sun. Mr. Drygoods-What a lovely color Mis8 Jones has! I declare, she looks like a ehromo Miss Smallwares-A chromo! I had the impression that she "was hand-painted. Bos ton Courier. Teacher (to Tommy, 'whose father is a milkman)-Tommy, how many pints make a quart ? Tommy-A quart of what ? Teacher -Anything; milk, for instance. Tommy Two pints; one pint of water and one pint of milk. The Epoch. Old gentleman (to convict)-"What is the most objectionable feature you find in prison life, mv dear friend ? Convict-Wifiitors. New York Sun. * A very clever girl, that stupid Miss Blum, who juflt -went out.' * Clever ? ~Why, she i never opens her mouth. I' 'That's where she's clever.' -Buck. A...

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Aristocrats as Dressmakers. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

Aristocrats as Dressmakers. The * Woman Question' in England to-day j is not so much whether they are to have the suffrage, but whether they are going to have I daily bread and the wherewithal to be { clothed. In the fierce struggle for life among I tht lower classos a, common solution is emi gration, and with them the women can emi grate as easily as the men, but when the same difficulty is lifted to a higher social plane the woman has no such refuge. The men cau and do emigrate. They go to Australia and own sheep farms, or come to the United States and invest in ranches or marry American heiresses ; but for the ever-increasing supply of the fair sex there is no such outlet, and it has been an open secret for some years that there is really a great deal of suffering among English women of the upper classes. It has driven many of them to revolt at last, and to take the astonishing step of going into trade rather than sufier any longer the miseries of genteel poverty. Dressmaking and...

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The Petersburg Times, ORROROO CHRONICLE AND NORTHERN ADVERTISER. FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1888. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

Cjie ip^TERSTEG Cimts, ORROROO CRRONICLEAND NORTHERN Asvomsfi. FRIDAY; JULY 27, 1888, HELD OVER-Original poem, The Pulpit sad the Stage, correspbndenc0,etc. CLEARING SALE-Mr Gr. W. Klem notifies that his annual stocktaking and clearing sale is now on. AUCTION SALE.-We are requested to! draw attention to the aiuction sale to be held by MrYeates, under instruct ions from Mr Goldsmith,in the Institute Hall, Petersburg, commencing at 2 o'clock this fF ridayj afternoon and to be continued during to-morrow and Mon day next. Through some -strange mistake the hall has been let to the promoters of the Church of England Entertainment as well as the auctioneer, for this evening,but as -it obvious both events cannot come off, Mr Goldsmith wishes us to state that he will sell from 2 till 6 o'clock this afternoon, when he will, adjourn the sale till 2 o'clock to morrow afternoon, selling again at 7 in the; evening. The skle will also be continued on Monday iat 2 and 7 p.m. Particulars of the sale...

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Strength of Islam. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

Strenj^thof Islam. I have been t61d by an' esteemed English , friend, a well-known student of the religions systems'of the East,that the Christians of America' and England Will be shocked at the very thought of-ap. educated person defend ing the "docttines df for while Buddr v hisrn, with its posjtiye athejsmand idolatry, can elaifli xespectful , consideration from' the English -Breaking r^ces, the religion pf Ma homet, -w5th all ife gjrand conceptions of Xjod, is regarded ~as too gros^ and ton sensual to. admit of consistent dtefence. And I readily believe itj for no man can ixead as I have done, those ig&orairt aiid ~b!goted attacks on the faith whif&i ire scattered broadcast , over British India, or thfe numerous English anti Moslem works in the British Museum, with out feeling1 assured that the day has not yet come, although it is drawing- nfear, when.the. despised' Moslem can ' obtain an impartial' hearing. ' . : ' And yet it was Islam which inspired the. minds ...

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The Petersburg Rifle Company. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

The Petersburg Rifle Company. Up to the time of our going to press the following names hate been received ,by the Secretary iAWrie^ J. J. Hutton, A, H. Inglis, J. 6. Kentish, F. Jackson. J. V, McDonald, W. O. Waters, T. Osborne, R» M, ^ Cleats by, G. Spieer, W, 'Porter, A. A, Berry, J. J, Dr. Palmer Limbert, E. H. /Nelson, W. J. Howe, H. jWald, A. Emery, J. Waters; W. Osborne, W. jDowland, T. A. Webb, 6. 'Mailer, O. McDonald, A. Porter, J. C, Spicer, A. Hooper, A. J. fienda Of the foregoing 8 will apply for transfers from other companies, 10 have been sworn in, whilst the remain* ing 10 have yet to be sworn. The latter will facilitate matters by calling on the Secretary and going through the necessary form at an early date, Names of intending members may be handed in to the Secretary or left at this office.

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VARIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

TM: iafetoe'* is;cullivate'ol in (x&roiany, its fifa^iiJii^^roted for a " variety of' texfile J^rie£L*f In Dresden a thread is pro duc^ld 'S'oiii tt^io fine that a length of ebriy mil^s Weighs oidytwo andahalf ponhds. ^Scjd'^bious. tarttimg,, hqrse. Dexter, who^^^y.. y^eare agaivas imown as ''The Knje op. Sunday morning, April,*Mi ^.,/bi(£38?r 'in \tps> stables of nis owner, :3Jobert ^bnner. Xjexfcer was. thirty yeatd.oldi ^nd lor a year past had not been in Ts)iV~lia& taken Ms ease in, the stable ,of;Mx. JBonner, whoregarded ..nothing as too good for, him. IMic,. Bonner sent the body.; to- fys "boriedon : a ehpice epot on his farmihere. , It is telated that a French bachelor adver tised for a wife. -A typographical error changed his;age:fi3om 37 to 87, but it made no difference, for; he received 250 , applica- i tions from ladies ranging from the age. of 16 j to 6G,att promising love and devotion jfco the | rest of his existence, . < Weaith>Of EuGti...

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Church of England Entertainment. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

Cbarch of England jEntertainnient. LastTuesday night week the first of a series of amateur entertainments, to be given fort nightly, was held in the institute Hall, Petersburg, in aid of the Churoh of England Building Fund. This event was advertised in our columns for last Friday week,the 13th inst., but owing to the inclemency of the weather it had to be postponed till the following Tuesday. The attendance was moderate but considering the ''million irices" oharged for admission it ought to iave been much greater. The audience was very critical, as is usual at such affairs, yet in giving or witboiding applause the faot that the performers were all amateurs appeared not to be lest night of, The pro*. Samine was opened by Miss Thompson and rs W. E. Cook with a Pianoforte Duet, whioh being very simple and unassuming met with public favor. Next oame a solo Kiss me mother, ere I die," from Master North Smith. This song was only rendered fairly well,as although he has a decidedly goodvoic...

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Institute Entertainment at Yongala. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

Institute EntertaiBinelit at Yonsata> An entertainment la aid of the Yongala Institute, was givea in the Institute Hall* oh Thursday, July 19, in the presence of a 'well filled house, the enter* tuners being principally local amateurs. The programme opened with an overture by fiiiss Amy Hodby, whioh was very credit able rendered, the second item being a Quadrille by the children in fancy costumes, in which the juveniles plainly showed that their instruction had not been in rain. This was followed by a tableau - Music, Song and Dance (represented by the Misses Humphris, Heithersay and Hodby. This stylo of entertainment being novel to many of the auditory, received a nattering reoept ion. Mr J. Cheek was the next to engage the attention of the audience, with a song to whioh he did justice. Then came one of the prettiest scenes of the evening, See-Saw, by the children (in fancy costumes) who sang the words to the pretty air of the popular waltz with euch sweetness as to call forth l...

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Yongala Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

I Von gala dotting*. I (BT A CORHBSPOHDBNT.) I The first newspaper proprietor who hath a law that all letters to the editor shall have the name of the writer at tached, such law being as the statutes of the Medes and Persians, is hereby au thorised and empowered to autocratically demand the gratitude, jof a now frantic newspaper reading public. The rev. John Blacket will please receive this intimation, that the majority of the ?.esidents of Yongala are displeased with the letter signed "Yongala" in the "Times" issue of the 13th inst. It was not especially correct taste for an in dividual to assume to be tihe mouthpiece of this town, when giving expression, to >n individual criticism. Though we disagree with deductions,we should favor thoughts which tickle the pulpit out of j somnolence. My cranial vacuum asks Would not the Rev, Blacket's objections to dancing'closely apply to other situ j ations. Peculiar posturing J Observe the intellectual games of "Jolly Miller" and two's and ...

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PETERSBURG CORPORATION. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 27 July 1888

I PETERSBURG CORPORATION. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Petersburg town council was held on Monday evening July 25th. Present his worship the Mayor, W, Threadgold, Esq. J.P., and Crs E lem and Owens andthe Town clerk, J. R. TouchelL The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed, Correspondence wag received from O. A. SchuJz, complaining about the st%te of the footpath in front of his premises, also from the Commissioner of Crown Lands and the Town Clerk, Adelaide: Accounts were passed for payment amounting to £23 10s 3d. Thecltfrk was instructed~to give the contractors rebuilding store in main street the height and width of verandah. Councillor Howard here entered the council chamber. On the motion rf Coun cillor JLlem seconded by Councillor Owens. - Mrj Schulz's letter was held over for consider ation at the next meeting of the council. The question of asphalting was discussed and again held over indefinitely. Cr Howard moved and Cr Owens seconded that the Resident Eng...

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CORPORATION BORROWING. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 3 August 1888

CORPORATION BORROWING. TO THE EDITOR. Silt.-In your issue of the 15th June, it is notified by advertisement that the Petersburg Corporation are goiog to asphalt portions of the footpaths in main street, also in the same issneit is reported they purpose borrowing £100, which I presume is to be devoted in part to this work Now sir 1 think it is a very unwise policy for a young Corporate town like Petersburg to commence borrowing sums of money for works that are at present quite unnecessary. The present footpaths in the main street of Petersburg are qniet as good as are to be found in any of the Northern townships, some of which are many years older than Petersburg, and I think until works like these, and others, required merely for beautifying the town, can be done out of the ordinary rates, they are better left undone, as the interest , paid annually for loans only reduces the amount that would Otherwise be available for spending on public werks and improving the town. 3f public bodi...

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EXCURSION TRAINS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 3 August 1888

EXCURSION TRAINS. TO THE EDITOR. SIR,-I note the cheap excursion trains for the Melbourne Exhibition are adver tised. Ihe fares from Adelaide are all very well, bat why should we be handicapped in travelling to the extent of even a single fare for the doable journey. This was not done in Victoria on the occasion of oar Exhibition. Again there are only fortnightly traits. There are many men who cannot leave their work for more than about a week, whereas the fortnightly trains mean nearer three weeks. Farther, the holder, say of a ticket from Kadina, dated July 30, the day hiB ticket (return) for Kadina expired. This would be all the more awkward fox travel lers north oi Quora whose tickets would have expired two or three days. The trains are only advertised for August. I daresay it will be said it will be seen how they will answer before another series are advertised. Well, being so precious inconvenient, and it being well known that the Exhibition will not be nearly completed, at fi...

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