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The Farmer's Column. FALLOW LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 14 October 1887
:,®ie Farmer's Column. FALLOW LAND. BY It. VV. MACIVOR, F.J.C.S F.C.S. The great bulk of all average soil | consists .of clay and other substances,; which do not in themselves furnish i anything to growing vegetation, and whose functions are simply-(1) &lt;? To bold the roots, and thereby keep the plant in its pla.ce. f 2) To maintain the conditions of warmth and. moisture esential to plant life, so as to prevent - its being washed out of the land by rains, Associated with the mechanical constituents, as they may be termed, are the substances which enter into the composition of plants. Of these a small proportion exists in forms of combina ?' ;.tk>n statable for absorption by the roots of plants, and is preserved by the re tentive power, of the soil: while a much i larger quantity occurs in insoluble and unassimUable conditions,- in the fdrm of decomposed fragments of rock, mica, etc,j and only- becomes useful as nutri ment for plants "When, natural agencies' ? at work in...
Correspondence. CO-OPERATION. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 14 October 1887
Correspondence* CO-OPERATION". TO THE EDITOR. Sir,-I recently received a circular from Yott'gala and should have taken no ' notice of several of the mis-state ments therein had it not been for the fas it appears to me J gratuitous adver" tisement Mr. Bruce has secured in th&lt;S Times of the 7th inst. In the circular Mr Bruce makes the astounding state ment that the consumer pays -£144 12s. 6d. for every hundred pounds worth of good* he receives. Now, Sir, it is perhaps very true that Mr. Bruce has charged these prices, but if so he has no right to accuse the other business _ people with being as extortionate. If Mr. Brace's statement is correct, the best way for him to address the farmers would be in these words:-"Well, gentlemen, I have been getting too mucli profit in the past from you. Now my conscience pricks me ; Iain goinig to be ?generous. I will sell/you my. business -anffSkoek at eostpnce* and wilt manage the business for you at, say. £10 per week." :. Of course, t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 14 October 1887
'' Clje ^thtshmg ©hues, j Orroroo Chronicle, And Northern Advertiser TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION PER *iB. P£R YE A a la Advance, j 2s. 6d. J 8s. Od Booked, J ? 3s. Od. j lis Od. Above prices include delivery by post or own messenger. OilART L&.D Wanted. Apply this Office. IN Reply to numerous inquiries the pub lisher bega to intimate that the space* at heading of paper have now been let for the ensuing twelve months. . . . TO LEI", comdiodi us ST«»RE adjoining 'Tir premises. Best position in Feter® burg.For particulars ajiply to L.JCdeu.& OH,
HYDROGEN AMALGAM. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 14 October 1887
HYDROGEN AMALGAM. TO THE EDITOR, SIR,- The article on hydrogen amal gam in this number of ihe Petersburg Times should receive especial attention from mining managers and others as the latest and most perfect process for extracting gold from the refractory ores of South Australia at the lowest cost for the best results yet attained by any practical process, excepting the process by chlorine gas, which when a saftjr and simpler mode of application is prac tised, will be all that can be required'as a perfect golil extractor. -I am, &c., * J. B. DUNGEY. Petersburg, October 12. 4 :
BOSWELL NOT A CONCLUSIVE AUTHORITY. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 14 October 1887
BObWELL NOT A CONCLU SIVE AUTHORITY. TO THE EDITOB. SIR,-In reply to the criticism of the Mount Barker Courier re my statement at the Petersburg Model Parliament, that Dr. Johnson was in the' habit of smoking whilst preparing his dictionary, as by this means his previously clouded intellect became clarified by the ex hilarating fumes of the weed. I still maintain that I was correct, and deny Boswell being a conclusive authority to the contrary. I would ask the Courier to read a few chapters from the famous Robinson Crusoe and smoke a cheroot I during the research. -I am, &c, Petersburg, October 1
[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY THE AUTHOR] "THE FREE LAND:" OR, OUR HOME IN AUSTRALIA. Continuation of CHAPTER V. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 14 October 1887
[all SIGHTS HBSBBVBD by THE AUTHOR J "THE FREE" LAND:" OR, OUR HOME IN AUSTRALIA.. . BY O. BROWNS. ' " Author of " The Children, and Hdwr to Matfige them," "All About," etc. etc ; Continuation of CHAPTER V John remained . in town but a few I weeks after the return from the South; work being scarce and employment not 1 being obtainable he soon became very J weary of - the Saturdays returning J withou.t-receiving wages. Employed he I was, but. only on his own little garden, and when week succeeded week without I an engagement he began to count the j number of days that had been passed without earning anything. The j purchasers of land began to fence in earnest and John expected to receive employment, but additional men could not be engaged as the fencing material j did not arrive quickly enough to keep ] those already engaged at work without ] loss of time. John had-a-tatlk; witK'J several oft his former, fixates about] going into the hills to split posts -and I rails, bufc as they we...
Petersburg Model Parliament. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 14 October 1887
Petecsbars 3Ho«iel Parlfta mcnl, There wore about fifteen members present at the meeting of the above society held on Monday. October 10. when Mr Laurie was voted Speaker, and the -records of the . last Sneeting were read. ' . NEW. MINISTRY. Premier and. Treasurer, Mr. Copinger; Attorney-General. Mr Bannigau; Commis stonef of Public Works, Mr Touchell Com miseioner'of Crown Lands, Mr J. Cochrane; aind Minister of Education, Mr Dyer. Mr Copinger^ (Premier) in introducing the iftinieterial policy said that they had not had sufficient time to prepare mora than an out line of what the Government proposed to do. jo reference to the State B^ok it was their intention to borrow two millions of. money and work the bank in connection with the tarings Bank. The Electoral Act tbiey proposed to a'uiend in two way a. First, by extending the franchise to women and, secondly, by dividing districts which now returned two members, and making each. fa&If return oaly cue. He stated that the: xf...
District News. Caltowie. COURT HARMONY A.O.F., CALTOWIE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 14 October 1887
District News. Caltowie. COURT HARMONY A.O.F., CALTOWIE. The Sixth Anniversary of the above Court was celebrated on Thursday last in the Becreation Park by an excellent programme of athletic sports and horse racing. The attendance was extremely small, not more than 200 paying for admission, owing, no doubt, in a great measure to the extremely bad roads produced by the unfavorable weather of Wednesday. The day, however, was fine, and the finishes in most of the events close, affording a pleasant day's outing to the pleasure seekers. The judges, Messrs A". O'Halloran, J.P., VV. Royal and J. M. Bundle, performed their onerous task satisfactory to all, and not a single dispute was heard. Messrs McDonald as starter, P. Kitson master of track, and W. Britten as referee also carried out the duties de vol\ing upon them in an efficient manner. Mr. W. Wilson, the hon. sea, gave every satisfaction, and worked hard to ensure success. The programme was as follows: Boy's Race under 14 years, 7a 6...
City Gossip. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 14 October 1887
City Gossip. BY TALKER. They say since the country visitors have gone home the city has been, from a. business point of view, very quiet. * * # They say after making every due allowance, and the state ment of the generous Attorney-* General notwithstanding, 'the sentence passed on that; uiifor tunate man who falsified , his returns was unnecessarily se vere. Had there1 not been room for such the reporter, who is said to have tried his hand at a sen sational paragraph, would have failed to produce an effect. * * * * They say we have been over whelmed with church dignita ries. The Primate appears to have made a very favorable impression; and plain Pastor Mulier has won the admiration of thousands owing to his simple manners, earnestness, and absence of the greed of gold. * * * . * They say those free breakfast tables have taken their depar ture from us for ever. It was but the shadow not the sub stance that charmed the unwar}r. * * * They say things have been so very quiet that our jo...
PETERSBURG AND PORT AUGUSTA. DOWN.. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
PETERSBURG AND PORT AUGUSTA. DO WIT. a. m. p.m. PETERSBURG dep. 2 57 BlaokRock " 3 43 Orroroo ... ** 4 18 Walloway " 4 42 Eurelia " 6 9 Carrieton " 6 48 Moockra ... f 6 12 Hammond ... " 6 42 Brace ... '. 7 12 Kingswood " 7 32 Quorn ... *' 8 10 Port Augusta... arr. 9 45 UP. a.m. Port Augusta ... dep. 6 6 Quorn ... " 7 45 Kingswood ... 44 8 9 Bruce ... u 8 33 Hammond ... " 9 3 Moockra 9 29 Carrieton ... " 10 1 Eurelia ... " 10 36 Wailovray ... " 11 0 Orroroo " 11 33 Black Rock ... " 12 0 PETERSBURG ... !« 12 58
PETERSBURG AND COCKBURN. DOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
PETERSBURG AND COCKBURN. DOWN. a.m. p.m. PETERSBURG dep. 6 40 2 53 Dawson-road... " 7 20 3 26 Oodla Wirra ... " 8 0 4 1 Nackara ... ... ** 8 56 4 52 Paratoo " 9 50 5 41 Yunta ... " 11 11 6 33 Wlnnininniq " 11 55 7 1 Mannahill ... " 2 5 8 20 Olary ... " 3 40 9 34 Mingary ... ... " 5 35 11 0 Cockbura ... « 6 30 1154 UP. a.m. p.m. Cockburn ... dep. 3 50 9 10 Mingary ... «. 4 37 10 18 01aiy « 6 1 12 14 Mannahill ... «&lt; 7 25 2 10 Wmniniimie... " 8 20 3 40 Ynnta " 8 57 4 34 Paratoo ... ... " 9 44 5 38 Nackara ... " 10 33 6 27 Oodla Wirra... " 11 26 7 23 Dawson-road ... " 11 59 8 3 PETERSBURG- ... " 12 58 9 8
Petersburg Post and Telegraph Office, [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
Petersburg Post and Telegraph Office, The Post and Telegraph Offices and Savings . Bank are open on. week days from 9 am. to 8 p.m., except on Saturdays when they are closed at 6 p.m. Money orders 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Registered letters one hour before closing of mail for which they are intended. The delivery window is closed daily upon arrival of and before despatch of mails, for sorting same. M&1L8 CLOSE as nnder. (Dispatched.) Adelaide and South, 12.28 a.m. and 8.38 p.m. Pt. Pirie, 6.5 a.m. and 2.23 p.m. daily. Pt. Augusta, 2.23 p.m. daily. Silverton, 2.23 p.m. daily. Teetulpa, 6.5 a.m. daily, Cavenagh and Dawson 2.45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Pamaroo and Lancelot, 2.23 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. MAILS RECEIVED. Adelaide and South, 6.19 a.m., 2.43 p.m. daily Pt. Pirie 12.39 a.m., 8-58 p.m. daily.. Pt. Augusta, 12.44 p m. daily. Silverton and Teetulpa 12 31 p.m. daily. Cavenagh and Dawson, 11.45 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays Parnaroo and Lancelot, 12.31 p.m. Tuesdays and Friday...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
NOTICE OF REMOVAL During the next few days the "TIMES" OFFICE Will be Removed to the PREMISES LATELY OCCUPIED by DR.STEVENSON (At the rear of Williams's Hotel.) JOB PRINTING.-SsK: der the management of the Proprietor, who has had ex perience in some of the best houses in England and the United States, and every effort will be made to give satisfaction-both as to price and, quality of workmanship and so turn out work that will defy Adelaide competition. Orders will be completed with the utmost promptitude, and the fact of Petersburg being the junction of four lines of railway, makes it an admirable centre for the despatch of goods by train. Country customers by sending us a post card can be met at the Petersburg Railway Station as they pass. through, when we shall be pleased to take orders or submit estimates for every description of work. A FEW GENERAL LINES. Memo. Forms Bill Heads Circulars Programmes Handbills Tickets In Memoriam Card* Ball Programmes Dance Cards Promissory Notes ...
District News. Dawson. Oct. 14. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
District News. Dawson. Oct. 14. Some excitement was caused here to-day byway of a font-race between Joseph Polomke aad Fiauk Teity for a stake of £2, distance 200 yards. Messrs Dnggan and Sestor acted sa judges, and Mr Mahon aa starter. The runners, who appeared in their respective colors, got a fair start, and kept well together for about 100 yards, after which Pomolke suddenly gave way, allowing Teity to come in at his ease amidst great cheers. There were a great many persons present, most of whom expected a close contest, but were astonished at Pomolke's action in breaking down. The crops in this locality have suffered very severely lately through hot winds and long continuance of dry weather. The residents here are opposed to the new Tariff Bill, aud hope that the upper house will see their way clcar to reject it.
The Farmer's Column. FACTS ABOUT MILCH COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
The Farmer's Column. FACTS ABOUT MILCH COWS. The habit some cows have of holding up the milk is a difficult one to over come. L. B. Arnold accounts for this habit by the following explanation .* It consists in shortening the time of relaxation of the cords controlling the valves to the little reservoirs holding the milk. These are distributed through the udder, and there are several cir cumstances which tend to xnake a cow shorten this relaxation. Rough treat ment, fear, grief, solitude loud noises, etc., are among them. The circum stances inducing a prolongation of the relaxation are comfort and quietude, together with the relief afforded by the flow of milk. The best way, according to the authority quoted from, is to avoid all occasions of disturbance and observe those which promote pleasure and quiet for the cow, and to milk as rapidly as possible, consistent with comfort, with a view of getting the milk before the "letting down" ceases. Milking rapidly does not mean jerking shar...
Life on the Barrier. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
Life on tlie Barrier. LECTUKE BY JJKV. C. F. SMITH;. There was a moderate attendance at the lecture on the above subject de-1 livered by Rev. C. F. Smith in the Baptist Church on Tuesday evening, J October 11. The Mayor (W. Threadgold, Esq., J.]?.,) presided, and in introducing the; lecturer made reference to the very pleasant picnic the children of the Sunday School had that day enjoyed. Rev. C - F. Smith in his opening remarks said that it was about five weeks ago when together 'with Mr. Henderson he had visited the Barrier Ranges country, and what he saw there so impressed him that he felt he could not do better than recount it to the people of Petersburg and adjacent townships. He touched upon the con trast they experienced when leaving the peaceful, rural town of Orroroo for the busy scene of silver land. Years ago he had avowed-with youthful impetuosity-that a line made in a similar direction to the one just opened would be one of the best paying in the colony, and subsequent ...
Blackrock. Oct. 18. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
BiacAuracl£. Oct. is. Summer has arrived at last. For the laet I four days the heat ha* been very oppressive,; and rain would do a lot of good just now. as a' great number of the crops are feeliag the, hot weather. Hay making will start with some of the farmers this week. A rather peculiar bat unfrirttmate accident befell a plougbm&a working for Mr GrafFe&lt;: of this neighborhood. Whiist ploughing with a three-furrow plough he had the miafortune to get drawn under 'the plough and dragged' along for Bdne distance. Wheb taken out' from his critical position he had received' some nasty cuts about his head and body, and a severe bruising about the lega, which trill render him unfit for work for Bome time to come» A great many mobs of sheep and cattle have passed through this hundred durinq the last three weeks.
THE ORROROO SHOW, TO THB EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
THE ORROROO SHOW, TO THB ED1TOK. SIB,-My attention has been called to a local headed " Messrs Heithersay Bros" in your issue of the 14th inst., in which it is stated that a plough was sent to the Orroroo .Show for exhibition by that firm, but that owing to an oversight on the part of the Society's Secretary in overlooking a letter, they were debarred from competing. As 6uch a statement is misleading to your readers, and unjust to me, I beg leave to be allowed to state the facts of the case. On the 4th inst" the day proceeding the show, one of the firm attended at my office at Orroroo and stated that a letter had been posted on that day containing a cheque to cover qualification and entrance fees for tha ploughs. On arrival of the mail, which was handed me in the presence o£ Mr Heithersay, we went through the correspondence together with a view of selecting this letter, bnt he saw for himself that it had not arrived. An entry, however, for the plough was passed "and it was exhibited ...