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Round to get His Money's Worth. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

Bound to get His Money's Wortii. ' How much yer charge ier go er mila ?' an old negro asked of a tireet car conductor. ' I wanter go out ter see Bradder Lias Smif. Ain't er flesh an' blood brudder, yer utider stan', jest er brudder in d3 faith.' ' Five cents.' ' Jes fer er mile r I tell yer dat de num. ain' mor sho nuff biudder-jes a brudder in de faith.' ' The fare is five cents.' ' JsS fer er mile ?' ' Ye ' He '.v much is j; fur two luiks ' Just the same 1 Look yere, lit.- w fur yer take me furfi* cents ?' ' Five miles.' ' Whnt's de name 'o de placet1' 4 City limits.' ' Take me ;iii de way out ci&r fur £' ctntsr* 'Yes.' ' An' won't t ike sue no mo'n er mile w* j: > Brudder Smif Hb> inr no less 'No.' ' I ain't got bo bizcecs out dar at yer limits, hut yer may iafee s-ae out <lar and J711 walk back ter v/ar Jirudder Smif libs. Yere's yer is.oney, sab, I're one o' dese p'litical 'eonornists, aud blcsbs ia geithi' de full wuth o' mer money. It would be fir mig...

Publication Title: Petersburg Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Necessary on the Farm. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

ssary on the Farm. Every farmer should have a good supply o nails; but. don't think (as some people do)that you liave a good supply when you have a pound each of 8d or 10, or a keg cf either or both. What I mean by a good supply is a variety. Every thing that requires to be fastened with a nail should be done with one of suitable size and length, and by having a variety this can be done with neatness and dispatch. Wire nails are coming into general use and are a great improvement over cut nails, as anybody can drive one without splitting the article into which it is being driven, as is the case with cut nails unless great care is ob served on the part of the user. They can be clinched with ease and never break in doing so, and when once used always used for most work. They can be had in great variety, with casing or brad-heads and flat heads ; nor will the heads come off when driving. They cost a trifle more per pound than cut nails, but there are more in number in a pound. In buyin...

Publication Title: Petersburg Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: SA, Australia
The New First Reader. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

Tiie New First Reader. Lesson I.-John White "was a good. boy. He had a gandfaiher. He Jived in a village. He f*R into a pond and was pulled out by* Sam Jackson. He would ^iso have a grandmother if she hadn't died twenty years before. This is ail, but it is gnfB cient to prove that the good boy always becomes President of tLe United States, while the bid one goes to Sing Sing for life. John was also hooked by a cow once^ but it didn't bill her. Lessen XL-Do you see 11 at ship ? Ah ! she is a fine large ship :;nd the has jusfc got home from a long voyage. Soiae i-hips sink: to the bottom of the tea and many lives are lost. Others are driven ashore and the cannibals eat up the crew. Would you like to be a cannibal acd (.as- baked sailors' If you continue to be a go; d boy you may three times a day Tbis p is loaded, with thiugs from Africa. TLe officers have a sad, subdued look. This is because they didn't kill half the crew coming home, although they tried their be?t. Would you like to...

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ODDS AND ENDS [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

ODDS AND ENDS The largest umbrella in the world has been made in Glasgow for a king of E=.st Africa. It can be opened and shut in the usual way, and when open is twenty-one feet in diameter the staff is also twenty-one feet long, It is lined^with cardinal red and white, has a lot of straw tassels, and a border of crimson satin. The canopy itself is made of Italian straw,Jand the top ter minates in a gilded cone. Tiie following' account of^a mostj unique death id from the London Spectator of May 18th: " We mentioned, last week, the terrible sanctions by which the Cninese secret societies enforce their laws, which, of themselves, make them dangerous subjects, and the Liverpool iW of Wednesday furnishes a re markable illustration. According to a report from the American Minister at Pekic, a man belonging to an association of gold-beaters at Toochow, recently took more apprentices than one. This is forbidden, so the local trades-union took up the matter, and con demned the man to be bit...

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A TIMELY CHESTNUT. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

A TIMELY CIIESITSXTT. With hope and bait and tackle rare, I hie me with a boat to where The tinny tribe disports below The waters green. With anchor cast, and line as well, I sit beneath my umberell, And wait for fish to come or go, But non9 are seen. In vain I move with gentle hand The tempting bait along the sand, Till noon reminds that I've left. My dinner home. At nightfall, stiff, with sunburned facc I eneak into the market place As though I would commit a theft, And buy me some. Professor (to class in athletics)-No A-, who can tell me who made the highest standing jump on record f Youth (with the eagerness that accompanies red hair)-The cow that jumped *>ver the moon.

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The Panna Canal. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

Tlte Panna Canal. Oa too Panama Canal^ (says Hai'pers Weekly) oius hundred and seventy-five million dollars have already been spent. There remain, thirty-five million dollars of working capital now in the treasury of the canal company, and the loan of seventy nr.ui-.m d rilars just authorized by the iVciica Chamber of deputies. Until recently most Amerieand who had not visited the Isthmus of Panama believed the Da Lssseps cinal b be a hypothetical ditch crossing' an impracticable country-on paper-but as ex perienced engineers declare the canal .can actually be finished, by the Eiffel lock system before 1893, there must be on die Isthmus) something mora tkan a paper ditch. Bat there is ail enormous quantity of work yet remaining. About eighteen, miles of the canal from Colon, southwastward. arejuosr open to navigation for vessels of twelve feet drought. Tills result was .only reached on February 22nd of this year, when the Mindi Cut was completed. The course of the canal from coast t...

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HUMOUR. Bill Nye's Budget. JOURNALISTIC AMENITIES [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

HUMOUR. BUI Nye's Budget. JOTJB3fiiISTIC AMENITIES The life of tiie journalist is a hard one, and, although it is not so tryiug as the life of tiie newspaper man, it is full of trials and perplexities. If newspaper men and journal ists did not stand by each other I do not know what joy they would have. Kindness for each other, gentleness, and generosity, even in their rivalry, characterize the conduct of a large number of them. I shall nevtr forget my first opportunity to 1 do a kind act for a fellow-newspaper man, j nor with what pleasure I availed myself of it, i though he was my rival, especially in the publication of large and spirited equestrian handbills and posters. He also printed a rival papjr and assailed me most bitterly from time to time. His name was Lorenzo Dow Pease, and we had carried on an acrimonious A arfare for two years. He had said that I was a reformed Prohibitionist and that I bad left a neglected wife in every State in the Union. I had stated that he would g...

Publication Title: Petersburg Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Rainfall. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

Rainfall. The following table gives ilie rainfall reg istered at the Petersburg Post Office during the past year, and for the present to date 1887 January, February March April May June July August -September October November December Points 0075 0 360 0*270 1-460 1360 2*445 1-020 1770 1-075 1415 1*145 1-580 1888 January March February - April May June July.. Totals for previous years-1885, 10*275 ; 1886,10 915 j 1887, 13-875 ;

Publication Title: Petersburg Times
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

A. D. BRUCE, GlSNEBAL STOREKEEPER, YONGALA, Has a complete Stock of Drapery, Groeery, Ironmongery Fancy Goods, Crocks y, Tinware, Boots and Shoes, T ANP Wines and Spirits Professional. BE, PALMER, (t.K.Q C.P-jT. & L.M. & L K.C.S..I.) HAS COMMENCED PRACTICE IN PETERSBURG Where he has taken up his residence, and may be Consulted at his Rooms doily. Messages may be left at William's Petersburg Hotel at any hour and will be promptly attended to. Terowie Private Hospital THIS Hospital is now open for the reception of Confinement and other cases For further particulars apply to ALFRED W. HILL, M.D., Main street, Terowie. MONET TO LEND. JgTLEMING, BOUCAUT Jam ASHTON JgOLICITOllS, ^ PEL AIDE AND JAMESTOWN. JfR. BOUCAUT attends Petersburg every FRIDAY, from 1 to 3. Apply to MR. S. KEALLEY. QOPIlsGER & J^IMBERT, Sjoiitifors, PETE B S BUE6. Commissioners for taking affidavits in the Supreme Court. Insolvency and Local Courts attended. Jp- "^ALTERS, SOLICITOR, Etc. (Late...

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SERIAL STORY. MARGRET, THE STORY OF A CRIME. XII. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

SERIAL STORY. MARGRET, THE STORY OF A CRIME. Speoially translated for tliis paper from the Gartcnlaube by AJLFHEW H. STEPHEN. XII. Twenty years had passed since that time and daring nineteen of them Kern had thought that Margret was lost to him for ever. He had always been the truest of friend" to her and her husband. He had made the " Stag " his headquarters, and all the leading men of the little town had fol lowed him there. Through good and bad times he had always helped the young- couple with word and deed-and the little Margret. had in * Uncle Kern' a second father. He played with her when she was a child, and later on helped and watched over her edu cation. Kern rejoiced in the happiness of the household as if it were his own. Mar gret was to him through allj those years the snnshine of his life, but of which he was as little envious as a candle is of a star in the heavens. With one stroke death had removed what Kern had long considered the insurxnoutable obstacle to his love-...

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POETRY. PRINCESS BADOURA. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

POETRY. PBESTCES3 BA.DOUBA. Xight is regent of the sty; All is still in Ispahan. On the veined pomegranate-leaves That tlie fragrant breezes fan Floods of silver moonlight lie; Plaintively the bulbul grieves, And the tinMing fountains flow In the garden-close below; She, above on her divan By file casement's open bass, <5aaes'out upon the stars, Happy Princess Badoura. To the slave girl standing near Ever and anon she speaks, Looting still into the night; Persian roses dye her cheeks, And against her olive ear Shines a pure pearl, snowy white. Bound her, like a filmy veil, Falls her burnoose, azure pale ; And a gleaming1 golden spear, Like a ray of sunlight fair, Shimmers in her raven hair, Lovely Princess Badoura. At her feet there falls a rose ; 'Tis the longed-for trysting-hour ! Stopping with an eager air Tenderly she claspsTthe flower, Kissing it the while* she goes (Swiftly down the winding stair; There her exiled lover waits Till he gees the postern gates Slowly, s...

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ART & LITERATURE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

ART & LITERATURE. Meg. Gertrude Atherton, formerly of San Francisco, thus writes to the Critic on Cali fornia missions: ' In spite of some distin guished opinions to the contrary, among them that of Mr. Edwards Roberts, which appeared in your paper a few weeks ago, wiLL you allow a word of protest in regard to the missions of California ? To one who has been born and brought up among them, the senti ment and the rapture which they appear to provoke in strangers is al vrays a little amu sing. There is always the base suspicion that the raptures are due to anew object to gush over, not to any rapture-provoking quality in the object itself. Looked at with the cold eye oi one indifferent to material, it is doubtful if there is any structure on earth colder, barer, uglier, dirtier, less picturesque, less romantic than a Californian mission; so cheap are they, so tawdry, so indescribably common, so suggestive of mules harbored within, and chaiterin, unshorn priests, and dirty Mexi...

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It is Well to remember. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

It is Well to remember. That lie who gathers roses must not fear tlioriis. That to wait and be patient soothes many a pang. That all are not princes who rid? with the emperor. That correction is good w hen administered in season. That it takes a deal of grace to be able to bear praise. That you will never have a friend if you must have one without failings. That to have what we want is riches, but to be able to do without is power. That there is no limit to the age at which a man may make a fool of htmself. That the roses of pleasure seldom last long enough to adorn the brows of those who pluck them. That a man who cannot mind his own business is not to be trusted with the business of others.

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A Sleeping Man in Liverpool. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

A Sleeping Man iu Liverpool. Dr. Caton has recently had a remarkable case of narcolepsy in the Liverpool Ttoyal Infirmary. The patient was a man aged thirty-seven. He would fall asleep while standing, when selling articles in his shop, or even when walking in the streets. If he attempted to read or to sit in a chair he invariably fell asleep in a moment. During sleep a spasmodic closure of the glottis always took place, lasting nearly a minute- Violent contraction of the diaphragm uad other respiratory muscles would come on, increas ing in force, and the patient would get more and more cyanosed, until at length the violence of the inspiratory efforts partially roused him, and the SDastn of the glottis yielded. Loud, noisy * respirations would now come on, and the cyanosis would dis appear, to be followed by deep sleep and the same round of symptoms. This condition, has existed for six years, and constantly occurs by day and by night. When awake the patient is perfectly intelligent, ...

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The German Emperor as a Linguist. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

The German Emperor as a Linguist. According to the Berlin Borsenkurier, the present German [Emperor can epeak Russian fluently, He is the first King of Prussia who has taken the trouble to learn that lan guage. The very fact that the heir to the German Empire, amidst Ms pressing military and other duties, should of his own -will, after hie marriage, have added Russian to the English, French, and Italian which he had been taught as a lad, gives some hint of the strength of purpose of the man's character. Hitherto all the talk between the allied families of the Romanoffs and the Hohenzollerns has been carried on in Ger man. The young Emperor Wilhelm has twice already visited Russia. After his first return home he determined to make himself master of the language of his neighbours, and a Russian teacher used to go daily to Potsdam. When Prince Bismarck heard of it he was delighted. " That is right,' said he; "it will be good for Germany." At his second visit to St. Petersburg, the Russ...

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LADIES' COLUMN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

LADIES' COLUMN Apropos of bonnets-fancy a bonnet com petition ! It really did take place at Paris, or rather, at the Chateau de l'Orangerie, at Montmorancy, in the suburbs, the property of Comte de la Porte, who lent his chateau for the occasion. The judges were two well known and pretty actresses, assisted by the leading modistes of the day. The show was really a good one, bonneis of all kinde were shown, and great and eccentric was the dis play. The prize was taken by alow-crowned, flat- brimmed bonnet of the Beranjere shape, trimmed with a graduated wreath of mar guerites, finished off at the brim by a bunch of black and white marguerites and a faille bow. A wreath of the black marguerites, finished off with a knot of white ones, was laid along the underside of the brim; the hair under this erection was dressed in a eatogan plait. The wearer was a Mdlle. Bou lauger-no relation, however, of the great General. By-the-bye, the latest joke in Paris is that Che bakers and their bakeri...

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THE LAWHCERS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

THE LAWHCERS. . jjo you dawnce the lawteers, Dr. Brown . * No, I do not dawnce tlie lavracers, Bat when the dawncera' health breaks down, I sometimes lawnce the dawucers. -Life l'ACTS. He who courts and runs away May live to court another day ; But be who courts and will not wed May find himself in couit instead.

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PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

PERSONALITIES Mme. Modjeska flew in the face of tradition at the Wallack testimonial performance in New York by going1 mad, as Ophelia, in a sage-green gown. It is against all the cus tom, chose to go mad in green. London royalty is about to organize a charitable fete in imitation of that carried to success by the Princess Metternich in Vienna. The three little Princesses of Wales are to appear as Yum-5Tum, Pitti-Sing, and Peep Bo in ' The Mikador trio. A Scotch ballet will be danced by titled ladies, and it will wind up with a pantomime in which all the players will take part. Professor Virchow, at Cairo lately, was beset at the door of his hotel by a band of donkey-boys, eager to hire their steeds for his excursions about the city. 1 Take mine, sir !* cried one; ' he's a very good donkey!' ' He's no good! Mine's better! Mine's a Glad stone donkey!' cried a second, mistaking the stranger for an Englishman-or Irishman. But a third was a better ethnologist, and he shouted, 'Don't tak...

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SKETCHES. THE GUILLOTINE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

8KET0HE8. - THE GCILLOTIXE. Scene-A public square in a 3?reneh town. Ik the centre of the square a guillotine. {Enter venerable gentleman, of scientific aspect, reading a newspaper.) To be exe cuted at ten o'clock. Well, of conrBe, he deserves it. (Looks up and sees guillotine.) Ha! This is the place undoubtedly. I have never seen a guillotine before, but I have no hesitation in saying that this remarkable - looking machine must be one. I wonder how long I shall have to wait. (Pulls ont watch.) It is now one, the execution is at three. There is no use in being impatient. (Adjusts a portable camp-stool, and commences reading a newspaper. Looks it hastily through and throws It away.) It is singular what an at traction that horrible thing has foe me. Even. I, Dionysius Locke Tripper, Professor of Mental Science in a prominent university, am unable satisfactorily to account for it. X will examine it more closely. (Walks around guillotine, and looks at it attentively.) Now the sensation ...

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The Romance of Australian History. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 7 September 1888

Viae Romance of Aus tralian tfififtory. The Ber Hi !f, Burgess, of the Burra, de livered his popular lecture on the foregoing subject in the Petersburg Wesleyan church on Wednesday^ August 22. The chair was taken by Mr W- Threadgold, J. P. (Mayor of Petersburg), the church being fairly well tilled. When our reporter entered the build ing the lecurer, who had then been on his feet some time, was referring to the com parative youth of-the maritime supremacy of Great Britain, passing on to point out that the reason the Australian colonies vera not peopled before they were, was simply because they were not thought to be worth the eettling. Cooke's first visit to Australia was then described, and a reference made to the statue of the explorer now erected in Hyde Park, Sydney, the Rev gentleman drawing a vivid picture of what he thought would be some of the feelings of the great navigator, could he but stand in the flesh, in the same j park, and survey the change that a century i has wrou...

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