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TALE. A Borrowed Fare. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
TALE. A Borrowed Fare. M. Aristides Dnfour, retired mercer, a widower with one daughter, is seated in Ms dining-room, near a set table, at which from time to time he throws a despairing glance. He holds his paper before him, but it is scarcely probable that he reads it, for he has held it upside down for a good minute and has not jet discovered his mistake. Behind his green spectacles, the ex-mercer's im patient, preoccupied glance falls ten times to the minute on the old china cuckoo clock, which, without hurrying, without lagging, goes on its quiet way and repeats its mono tonous tic-tac. Then the above-mentioned glance falls again on the tureen iu which the soup is growing cold. And the glance grows tender, as his nostrils are assailed by the appetizing vapors that eseape from beneath the lid. There are two covers at the table, and two chairs extend their backs invitingly to the | diners. Dufour is waiting for some one, some one who makes him wait. But, like the late Louis the Fo...
HUSH! [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
HUSH ! Hasli! for the red leaves are drifting, Strive not to sweep tliem away; Stir not the air by complaining' A sweet hope lyes dying to-day. Hush! while the clouds on the hillside Are gathering sullen and gray, Ask not for the vanishing sunlight A great trust lies dying to-day. Hush ! Fate and nature are comrades, They rule ; what avails it to say That hope, trust andhmi made our life swgfI. Smco all are laid dyiug to-day 'i
District Council Tenders, [In this column are published a list of tenders now being invited far works within the undermentioued districts, together with the date on which they must be in the hands of the Clerk] YONGALA. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
I . District Council Tenders, [In this column are published a list of tenders now being invited far works within the undermentioued districts, together with the date on which they must be in the hands of the Clerk J YONGALA. No 10.-Re-advertisement. Forming and metalling about 16 chains at Sections Nos, 47, 48 and 163, Hundred of Mannanarie. No 24.-Re-adverttsement. Making cross ing over creek, Sections 120 and 104 Hundred of Mannanarie. No 26.-Clearing Road and side ditching Sections 2 S aud 2 N, Hundred of Morgan. No 27,- Making crossings over creeks. Sections Nos 232 and 248. Hundred of Mannanarie. Tenders for the above to be in the Clerk's hands by noon on the 24th day of October, THE DAXHOUISE. - An adjourned meeting of shareholders in this syndicate will be held on Friday, October 26th to discuss the advisability of making a further call or of winding up the Syndicate, MANNANARIE.-The anniversary of the Mannanarie Primitive Methodist Church was celebrated on Sunday last, when ...
ART & LITERATURE. Actresses in Tights. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
ART & LITERATURE. Actresses In Tights, ' How do comic opera queens feel in. lights, anyway ? What are their sensations when they first put the uniform on ? Do they really- like ti wear them ? How much do they really have to pad ? Where do they put the padding ? Are there any really symmetrical girls ? How much do their tights cost ? How long do they wear them before they wear out ? Do they bag at the knees ? Do they suffer in health by wear ing them, either from the strain on their waist or for any other reason?' These questions were asked of several comic opera queens by the New York World not long ago, and from the answers we have collated the following curious bits of information: Pauline Hall said: . My first appearance on the stage was my first appearance in tights. I was very much ashamed and very much afraid. In fact, I couldn't go on with my word's. And befoic I appeared on the stage I wandered around in the wings with a skirt over my tights. Of course the company gu...
WINDMILL POWER AND ELECTIC LIGHTING. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
WINDMILL rOWEE AND ELECTIC LIGHTING. Some time ago the possibilities of .windmills for domestic electric lighting were mentioned in Sciauie, and lately the experiments has been practically tried. Professer Blyth read before the Glasgow Philosophical Society a paper on the subject, in which he describe.0 n experi ment which he made last summer-i. ^hting of a cottage in which he spent his vacation by a dynamo driven by a windmill, and charging a storage battery. The windmill used was an old fashioned type, with four arms at right angles to each other, each of them thirteen feet long. There was no especial regulating device. The dynamo was belted directly to the fly-wheel of the mill, and charged twelve "cells of storage battery, which supplied the incandescent lamps in the cottage. Pro fessor Blyth had never used more than ten lamps at once, but he could have used more. With a good breeze, enough electricity could be stored in half a day to supply light for four evenings of three or f...
DAWSON October 16, [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
DAWSON October 16, The usual monthly meeting of the Dawson Total Abstinence Society took place on Friday the 12th inst, when 'the Rev 5. J, Parkinson, in the absence of the President, presided over a large audience. After a short address by the chairman the following pro gramme was carried out.-Song, "The Charge of the Light Brigade," Mr E. Ward, Beading, " Trouble in the Amen Corner." Mr H J Badger, Reading, "An Electric Trip to London, "Mr II Atkin. Quartette, " See the Drunkard," Miss aud Messrs H, R. and W, Kennedy, Recitation, "The Spectacles" Master W. Gray. Song,Poor Jee," Mr R S Kennedy. At the close of the meeting one signed the pledge. BENDLEBY. No rain having fallen here for a con siderable time, but summer weather with frequent hot winds prevailing, the cropB have gone completely off, and no amount of rain would have any beneficial effect on the maj ority of them. In fact most of the farmers have turned their stock into the wheat pad docks, as what little was left was be...
VARIETIES. Roumanian Legislature. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
VARIETIES. Roumanian Legislature. Roumanian oratory finds its natural and public forum in the lower house of tlie Legislature, and the style of the deliberations of this body shows that the people aspire after something to which they have not yet attained. Both the Senate and the House are elective every four years, and over the former presides Demetrighian, son of the last Hospodar of Wallachia. It is still thought sufficient to provide theia a hall which will not comfortably seat more than one-half of their number (after the manner of the British Houses of Lords and Commons), and a crowded and corn-hurting- condition of things is the result, with a pushing for seats and a perching of some members upon the friendly knees of their fellows, and the dodging around some of the many pillars of the building: when one of them desires to address the President, and the furious ring ing of his bell almost continuously during the session, calling for order, and the sober ing shouts of several...
POPULAR SCIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
POPULAR SC3ENCE. Some experiments have lately been made at Cape town in transmitting messages by flash ing electric lights upon the clouds at night The signals are read like those of the helio graph, an besides being available at night, the system has the advantage over the helio graph of not requiring high stations. The terminals may be below each other's horizon, while the heliograph requires considerable altitude, strong light and clear air for operating over long distances. Under proper atmospheric conditions, messages were trans mitted from a vessel forty miles off shore to the land in the experiments referred to.
Musical Parrots. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
Musical Parrots. A well-known new Yorker, whose pen and pencil have brought him alike money and reputation, has had an adventure which dis counts by about ten thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine the average conventional parrot story. He was 1 md of knocking about in out of the way quarters of the world, and left ship on the Central American coast with a party of comrades to explore the wilderness. During a cruise of several months the entire ship's company had devoted their odd hours to a singing parrot. The sailors also had lost no opportunities, and taught the bird all the seafaring lingo, and a few more elegant expletives besides. "When the artist and his exploring comrades had bidden goodbye to the bird and the sailors they plunged into the heart of the tropical forest. After twenty-eight miles of mortal effort they reached their camping-place for the night. Just as the sun was going down they were startled to hear, in the primeval silence, a familiar voice calling down from t...
Preserving Eggs. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
Preserving Eggs. There are many ways told of to keep eggs, and but few of them are worthy of attention. One of the most popular is to use lime, but liming' eggs has not satisfied the public of late. An eastern farm journal gives the following rules that it says will answer the purpose of preserving eggs in good condition for three months, and says they have been kept for six months when thus prepared: First-Use only eggs that you know are fresh. Second-Use eggs only from hens that do not run with cocks. Such eggs keep three times as long as those having germs of chicks. Third-Keep in a cool place, as low as 40 degrees if possible, but CO degrees will do for a few months ; but don't ]et them freeze. Fourth-Turn them three times a week without fail; this is necessary for success. Fifth-Lay them on racks or shelves ; or pack in dry oats and turn the boxes. Sixth-Wash every egg clean before putting it with the others. This is simply cold storage applied on the farm, and the only difficu...
POLICE COURT,—COCKBURN MONDAY, OCTOBER 15. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
POLICE COURT,-COCKBUBN MONDAY, OCTOBER 15. Count Georges Debrochgraves Dealtena, a Belgian, was charged with larceny as bailee of a letter, etc. The case was dismissed. On a charge of being an absconding debtor he was remanded to the nearest Local Court, The police prosecuted. MUNICIPAL.-A special meeting of the Petersburg Town Council was held on Thursday evening, October 11. Present-Major, Crs. Callary, Owens and Klem. Only one application was received for the position of Assessor, and this was accepted, viz., J, H. Touchell, at £\b. The assessment of of the municipality "willhave to be com pleted by this officer within 14 days from the acceptance of his tender. DEATH-Friends of Mrs Lang, wife of Mr J. Lang, Morgan were hardly surprised to hear of this lady's death on Saturday last. The deceased had for a considerable time prior to her demise been suffering from hydatids and until a few weeks ago was confined in the Jamestown Hospital. During the few days preceding her death she s...
A Paris Murderer aged Seven. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
A Paris Murderer aged Seven. The latest Parisian sensation is one of unspeakable atrocity. A woman named Siauzade was about a year ago left in a state of destitution with two boys, seven and five years old, inconsequence of the death of her husband. A friend of the husband's, a blacksmith, named Covenel, took home the widow and the two orphans, and the man and woman lived together as man and wife. At five o'clock on Saturday morning the black smith went to work, leaving the woman and children in bed. About an hoar later she was awakened by shrieks from the youngest boy, and found him weltering in his blood, his stomach beinar literally ripped up and the bowels protruding. The elder boy was standing by the bed with an open razor in his hand, and on his mother entering the room he immediately cut his throat, and fell dying almost instantly. The elder boy soon afterwards died, and the younger child was removed to the hospital, where he lies in & hopeless condition. He was, howe...
Thinning Grapes. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
Thinning Grapes. Most of the valuable grapes are inclined to bear too much, ann overcropping is not only against the size and quality of the fruit, but against the vine, exhausting it more or less, and unfitting it for future bearing. Pruning helps in the reduction of the superabundant crop; but even after the pruning has been done, too much fruit is often set to be matured perfectly. The remedy for this is thinning the bunches. This is to be done as soon as the growth is far enough advanced the show the young fruit, or just after the blossoms have fallen. It may even be done before this, as soon as the clusters can be seen; and this is the time preferred by many. In the first place, every cluster which is small or imper fect, or part tendril, should be taken off. In the second place, many varieties will put out three or four clusters from the same bud, in addition to these imperfect ones, and one or two of these perfect clusters should be cut off. As the general rule two first-rate...
SUPREME COURT—IN BANCO. TUESDAY OCTOBER, 16. [Before their Honors the Chief Justice and Mr Justice Bundey.] PUBLICANS' DISPUTE AT PETERSBURG. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
SUPREME COURT-HT BANCO. TUESDAY OCTOBER, 16. [Before their Honors the Chief Justice and Mr Justice Bundey,] PUBLICANS' DISPUTE AT PETERSBURG. The Hon C. C. Kingston, Q. C., on behalf of Mr Thomas Williams, moved for a rule nisi to bring up the proceedings of the Northern District Licensing Bench, i reference to the granting of a liccnce to J. H, Sheridan to sell liquors at the Railway Refreshment-rooms at Petersburg, Mr Williams keeps the Petersburg Hotel, which is within 100 yards of the railway station, and he asserts that his business would be in jured should the licence to Mieridan be con firmed by the Treasurer, Sheridan being the keeper of the Junction Hotel, which is quarter of a mile away from the station, Various reasons for the quashing of the Bench's decision as contrary to the Licensed Victuallers Act, 1880, and the Kail way Befreshuieut-rooms Act, 18S7, were stated. A rnle nisi, returnable in a fortnight, was granted as prayed. BEGISTEK.
Cricket Notes (BY POINT) [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
Cricket Notes (BY POINT) The first matches in eonnection with the Northern Cricketing Association were played on Saturday 13th inst. The Petersburg eleven journeyed to Gladstone to meet a team, chosen from Gladstone, Georgetown, and Bandaleer and spoken of as a very strong batting team. Play was commenced promptly at the appointed time (half past two) by the visitors going to the wickets, being repre sented by Messrs Benda, Hntton, Benda scored two and was then bowled by Catt. Ferry followed and the only stand of the innings was made, about 30 runs were put on before Hutton was bowled by a ball that he knew very little about from Buckenara. All through his innings his play was uppish being missed twice, once in the long field and again in the slips. Collett came in and played pretty cricket until given out leg-before from a ball that struck his band very hard. Col let has the makings of a good cricketer with more practice. Scrutton (captain) who succeeded Collett played in a very st...
Rainfall. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
Rainfall. The following table gives the rainfall reg istered at the Petersburg Post Office daring the past year, and for the present to date 1887 Points 1888 January, - 0075 January February - 0*360 March March - 0"270 February April - 1*460 April May - 1360 May June - 2*445 June July - 1-020 J July August - 1*770 September - 1*075 October - 1*415 _ November - 1*145 j Uecember . 1*580 ] Totals for previous years-1885, 10*275 5 9066,10-915; 1887, 13875;
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
A. D. BRUCE, GENERAL STOREKEEPER, YONGALA, Has a complete Stock of Drapery, Grocery, Ironmongery Fancy Goods, Crockery, Tinware, Boots and Shoes, AND Wines and Spirits AT DUMEF3' Stationery, Gteeds, NewB^f^fffi And Fine Art OPPOSITE ] Best assorted, i largest stock,a3so. - cordeoHs, Coneertimsy? V iolins^Mnsic, Hsitteo-:J Medicines ( Domestic! . and V e t e r in&T j) l Guides, etc. Cards for. every season - , Marriage. Bir£h,Con- 5? dolenee, Xmas, New Tear, Easter. Cricfeayt Croquet, and Tenuis Balls, Bats Bacfcetts, AT DUMF&j Professional. DR. PALMER, (L.K.Q C.P.,I. & IM.M. & L.K.C.S.,,1.) IT AS COMMENCED PRACTICE IN PETERSBURG Where he has taken up his residence, and may be Consulted sit his Booms daily. 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 otlier eases For further particulars apply to ALFRED W. HILL, M....
"IF PEACE AND LOVE WERE ONE." [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
'IF PEACE AND LOVE WERE ONE." Sweetheart, if Peace and Love -were one How golden bright, from, sun to sun, The summer hours -would come and go, So darkened now with fear and woe If Peace and Love were one! Ah 2 why, beneath the changing sky, When live pursues, doth fair Peace fly, And at the portal of the heart .Vhen youig Love knocks, doth Peace depart Beneath the changing sky 1 Yet if we 'twist the twain most choose, If either Peace or Love must lose, Shall -we not cry, " Come Love, with Pain, Though never Peace return again! if 'twixt the twain we choose ? Alas ! not till life sighs ! " Not till the red rose-bloom is through. Comes Peace to lie upon Love's breast, With roses white to drown his rest Not till life sighs " Adieu!" -Katherine .Phillips, in Harpers Weekly.
POETRY. WHY NOT TELL HIM! [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 19 October 1888
POETRY, "WHY NOT TELL HIM Amid the merry dancers My face is blithe and bright, Anrt in the waltz or lancers My feet are lithe and light. He frowns to see me laughing Amid the joyous crew, And thinks I do not love Ah, if he only knew ! He deems a -woman's passion The art of a coquette. And TOWS that nought but fashion My heart hath stirred as yjt. He only sees the actress Before the play is through, Alas I behind the curtain Ah, if he only knew ! Must women e'er be wearing The heart upon the sleeve, A mark for idle staring That lovers may believe 1 I am not cold, nor fickle, SEHEFoigetful, nor untrue; I love him-I adore him Ah, if lie only knew! -Tini&&-Deniocm t. I