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Yunta. Oct. 18. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
Hantfa. Oct. 18. After a hot day yesterday a cool change set in at night succeeded to-day by a iei rfiic dust-storm, which has continued for several hours. Oat-door work has had to bo sus pended in consequence of its severity. The Paracbilna Plain was formerly supposed to be the premier dust-producing piece of couutry in the colony, bat Yunta is now believed to occupy that unenviable position. Very little rain has fallen for months, and the surround ing country is in consequence excessively dry.
Correspondence. CO-OPERATION. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
Correspondence. CO-OPERATION. TO THE JSDlIOB. Sir,-I note the letter signed "Common Sense," and after perusing the epistle wondered what description of drivel would have been presented to the public had not common sense inspired it. " Self Interest" should certainly have bean the "nam da plume,'' and then I should have been spared the small trouble of replying to the cowardly insinuations, the low indecency, and the superficial rubbish set forth in the effusion Why did not " Common Sense" stand forth like a man and say "oar craft Is in danger! Great is Diana of the Ephesiaus," and step boldly forward and place a coronal upon her brow. I am sore that those who are desirous of retarding the growth of this grand principle of industrial salvation will not thank this silly being who humorously subscribes him self " Common Sense," for persons of the most ordinary intelligence will certainly conclude that if this is the best opposition which self-interest can offer, the principle of distri...
Torowie. Oct.20. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
Torowie, There has been a gold discovery at Wonna, about 14 miles from here. There are about 50 claims pegged out, Messrs F. Mattey and S. W. Pearse, of Wonna, are the discoverers. The former noticed some ironstone which seemed to show gold, on some leased land about four months ago, but took no further notice of it till Mr Pearse and himself passed by about a month ago. Mr F. Mattey is now in Adelaide, intending to have the stone tried, and also to ask the Commissioner of Crown Lands to aid them in giving the locality a good trial. The annual meeting of the Terowie Cricket Club was held on Friday, the 14th inst., at the Imperial Hotel. There was a very small attendance, as the notice given was very short. Mr Pendlebury occupied the chair. Mr McAlloney, the hon. sec., read the balance sheet and financial report, which was adopted. It was resolved to hold another meeting on Monday, 17th inst. We have had some Very dry and rough weather this last week, but we hope it will not continue...
Petersburg Police Court. (Before His Worship the Mayor, W. Threadgold, Esq., J.P., and P. A. Callary, Esq., J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
Petersburg Police Court. (Before His Worship the Mayor, W. Threadgold, Esq-, J.P., and P. A. Callary, Esq., J.P.J William Davis was charged on the information of Johann Kloss that he did on the 24th day of September make use of indecent language to the in formant with a view to provoking a breach of the peace, or whereby a breach of the peace might have been occasioned. Pleaded not guilty. Mr Copinger conducted the case for the defendant, and in the absence of Mr Bonnar Mr Bannigan undertook the prosecution. The counsel for the defence drew the attention of the justices to. the fact that the summons was not legal, as it had not been issued accor ding to law, inasmuch as it bore no seal; but as he wished the case to be judged only by its merits he would waive his objection and allow it to be brought before the court. The witnesses were ordered out of court. Johann Kloss was sworn and said: Remember 24th September last. Was at my house and saw William Davis with another man drive past...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
Public Notices ODEL J)A.RLUMENI. MEMBERS are informed that the next sitting of the Hoti =e -orid take place ea MOTSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 24, at 7.30 p.m., in the institute HaiL J.H. TOUCHELL, Clerk of the Honrie, TO LET, commodious STORE adjoining our premises* ' Best positipu in P«?tera l)urg.For particulars apply to L.Jubell & Co, " t° LET MAI X -ST&EET, PETERSBURG. SHOP and Three Rooms, with Horse Shed, Fowl House, Garden, and two Underground Tanks. Apply Mr Copinger, Solicitor. CORRESPONDENT wantfed at GRROROOi APPLt THIS OFFICE. S MART LAD Wanted. Apply this Office.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
||3;0ir0S*fr Yffiffll Scctcig. For all particulars apply, A. D. BRUCE, Yongala. Professional. JJR. GTEVENSON, PETERSBURG. Free Vaccination, as follows, "until further notice At PETERSBURG every Thursday, from 2 to 3 p.m. At YONGAXiA every Friday, from 4 to p.m. \ Q. .&lt; - ? j^LEMING, BOUCAUT and ASHTON goLicrroRS, ^ PEL AIDE AND JAMESTOWN. Money to Lend at Lowest Bates M. 0. C0PINGER' ' COMMISSIONER, SOLICITOR, ? _ Etc., ..... . PETERSBURG. Insolvency and Local Courts . attended. - ~ BRANCH OFFICE AT ORROROO. ]yfR. G. DEGENHARDT, gOLICITOR, QRR0R00. Chemists, etc. JgtJPERT JgETTERTDGE, FAMILY AND DISPENSING CHEMIST, DENTIST, VETERINARY SURGEON, etc, late of Clare and Port Augusta. Established 1853. MEDICAL HALL, PETERSBURG. Me- DTER' ' MEDICAL PRACTITIONER AND PUBLIC VACCINATOR, PETERSBURG. Visits Yongala every Wednesday afternoon. ~JJED 0ROSS JJISPENSARY, PETERSBURG. MRS. F. V- BRADY, Proprietress. Accouchements attended in town and country, also at Dispensary. Every conv...
The Petersburg Times ORROROO CHRONICLE AND NORTHERN ADVERTISER. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1887. THE TARIFF. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
CFRE IPJCTERSBM-G STMTS, SRRQROO CHRONICLE MID KORTNERN ADVERTISER. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 18S7. THE TARIFF. Daring the last few days the public of Petersburg and district have had an opportunity of expressing their views on the tariff as passed by the House of Assembly, and the result shows that the opposition to the measure which is eo generally expressed throughout the country is shared by .this community, the motion approving of the Govern ment policy being defeated by a sub stantial majority. Indeed several of the speakers who came forward as the champions of Protection did so in a veiy half-hearted manner, and certainly not in a way that was likely to carry conviction to their hearers. It will be gratifying to the members for this district-and especially to Mr. Ward to know that their efforts on behalf of Free Trade are appreciated by the majority of their constituents. The" question of Protection has never been put to the country, and the late General Elections were certainly no...
Religious Services. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
leiigicrtts Sorbites. SUNDAY, CCTOBES 23. CATHOLIC.- Petersburg: Holy Mass at II a.m."; Evening Sertnce at 7 o'clock. Ho'y Mass at Lancelot 8-30 a.m. Si PISCO PAL,--"Morning Service, 11 a.m., Mr W. E. Cook; Evening Service, 7 p.m. Preacher-Rev. W. S. Hopcraft. BAPTIST.-Sunday School at 10 a m. Ser vice at 11 a.m. Preacher, Rev. W. Hier. Under the above heading we shall be pleased to insert religions notices referring to the ordinary Sunday services, free of charge Bach announcements to include preacher'e name, time asd order of services. Where further details are given the notice will be taken as an advertisement and charged for accordingly. Such announcements must be forwarded to us weekly, not later than Thursday evening, as we cannot undertake to look up quarterly plans, etc.
Petersburg Corporation. MONDAY, OCTOBER 17. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
Petersburg Corporation. MONDAY, OCTOBER 17. Present.-His Worship, the Mayor (W. Threadgold, Esq, J-P.,) Council lors Callaiy, J.P., Heithersay, Hosking, Osborne, and the Town Clerk (Mr J. K, Hill). MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meeting were read, confirmed, and signed. TOTTN CLEBK's BEPOKT. The Town Clerk reported that he had written to Mr Wright and laid before him the offer of the Council The fol lowing reply was received: - "In answer to yours offering me £6 10s in full settlement of my claim for extras on contract No. 8, I may state that I cannot accept same, but am willing to refer the matter to arbitration on the following conditions.-I to nominate one arbitrator and the council one, the latter not to be a member of the Peters burg corporation. In the event of these two not agreeing they to nominate a referee. Myself and the clerk to state the case." The Clerk had replied that the matter would be considered at the general meeting. The Mayor said the Council's solicitor ...
THE TARIFF. PUBLIC MEETING AT PETEESBURG. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
THE: TARIFF. PUBLIC MEETING Al? PETEESBDEG. A public meeting was held in the Institute Hall, Petersburg, on Tuesday evening" last, to consider tlie above subject. There was only a small atten dance. The Mayor (W. Threadgold,, J.P.J was voted to the chair, and Mr P. A. Callary, J.P., acted as Secretary. It was proposed and seconded that the j meeting adjourn, and that another meeting be called to consider the sub ject, and an effort made to properly advertise the same so as to bring to-; gether a more representative gathering. The motion, however, was lost, and an amendment carried by a large majority, to the effect that the business be pro ceeded with. Mr Wright moved " That this meet ing consider the tariff as passed by the lower house as about the best that could have been devised for the interests of the country," He said he proposed this for three reasons. 1. That produc tion would eventually lower the price of goods, 2. All cannot be growers of wheat, and the rising generation ...
Northern Schools Industrial Exbibiton, [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
Northern Schools Indus trial ExbilUtoa, The second annual exhibition of the Northern Schools* Floral and Industrial Society was held in the Gladstone Institute on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15. Excursion fares were allowed on the railway lines, and exhibits were also carried free of charge. For some time past extensive preparations have been made for this annual event, and on Thursday and Friday mornings a number of teachers and friends were busily engaged arran ging the exhibits, which were very numerous. Articles were sent from nearly all the Northern schools, showing that much, interest was taken in the affair by both teachers and scholars. The Exhibition was opened at 1,30 p.m. on Friday afternoon by the Hon. J. C. F. Johnson (Minister of Educa tion) in the presence of a large assem blage of residents and visitors from the surrounding townships. Tables were laid at the sides and in the centre of the hall on which the ex hibits were displayed to the best possible advanta...
COURT HARMONY A.O.F., CALTOWIK. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
OOUKF HARMONY A.O.F., CALTOWIK A dinner in connection with the above Cc^ttt was given in the Commercial Hotel on Monday evening, October 12, P.C,E. Bro. G. Levick, J.P., occupying the chair; P.C.R.'s Bro3. J. M. Rundle and S. Wenham the vice-chairs. About SO members sat down to an excellent Spread provide* by Host Lee. The toaat of the Qaeen and Royal FamiSy, which wan prdjjoSed by the chairman, was enthusiastically drunk, followed by the National Anthem. Bro. U. Lawr&ite gave " Success to Court Harmony." As one of the founders cf the Gourt be took more than an ordinary interest in its welfare. The success : it had achieved evidenced what salf teliance and good fellowship could accomplish. FrOm its widespread fuads it dispensed favors to poor ana suffering humanity, and forged links of kindness and good feiJo^ship which time itself could never efface. Bro. A. McDonald responded, A recitation, " Sep tember Gale," was well rendered by P.C. £&lt;. Bro. C. Bishop. The of...
He Wanted maintenance. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
He Wanted maintenance. I £BR BRASH.] There is a ludicrous side even to such a common place situation as the agency of a Trades Union. My experience happened thusly. I . had just got through the pre liminary, of initiation into the mysteries of the office i>y a gentleman who had thrown up the (official sponge. Every thing had been settled up for our mutual interests, even to tfee smoking of a fragrant weed from the private box of my predecessor. We should have parted sworn friends indeed, had not toy host, with an inexcusable want of hospitality, declined to understand a perfectly intelligible hint that another ' of his special regalias would be accept able. But we will let that pass-some people are very obtuse. Three shillings had just been disbursed : in providing books for the new office,! and I was just closing, after having 1 racked my brain with the insane projects of providing a second hand safe that the records of my guardian-ship should not be lost to future generations. ...
[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY THE AUTHOR-] "THE FREE" LAND:" OR, OUR HOME IN AUSTRALIA. CHAPTER IV.—THE WOODMAN'S HOME. " How sweet, how passing sweet is solitude! But grant me still a friend in my retreat, To whom I may whisper, ' Solitude is sweet." —Cowper. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
[ALL EIGHTS RESERVED BY THE ADTHOK-] "THE FREE" LAND:" OK, OCR HOME IN AUSTJRALIA.. BY O. BROWNS. Author «f "The Childrea, and How et Manage them," "All About," etc», eta CHAPTER IV.-THE WOODMAN'S HOME. " How sweet, how passing sweet is solitude t Bat grant me still a friend in my retreat, To whom I may whisper^ * Solitude is sweet." -Cowper. " I'll take Mabel and go up the hill for a walk, Ellie, and will you follow with the rest as soon as you get them ready ?" " Yes, but don't yon go too far be fore I overtake you, or perhaps I will lose you, and have my ramble without either your guidance or company. I have been wishing for several days to get to the top of that high hill in front, to know wiint will be in sight from there; and with your assistance, John, I shall be delighted to have my desire gratified." " Come along May, you little puss, let me tie on your sun-bonnet and we will be off" Mabel being like most little children of her own required no persuasion. Not only was she e...
Yongala, [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
Yongala, The Yottgala steam flour mill has changed liands, Messrs Smith and Selby having disposed of the property to Messrs Langlois & Co., on a lease with the right of purchase. Mr David Sterne gave a lecture on behalf of the Industrial School for the Blind, in the Institute Hall, Yongala, on Wednesday. Mr 0. Laurentie occupied the chair, and introduced the lecturer, who was well received. The lecturer, who is himseif blind, explained the working of the Institution, and also explained the system, of reading and writing in the raised type, and also showed samples of the work done by the blind in brush ware, basketware and mats. In his remarks he appealed to the public to support the school in asking their storekeepers when purchas ing brushware, &e-, tor that made at the school. The lecturer was frequently applauded. A collection was made and well responded to, £5 14s being the result, and being in excess of other northern towns that Mr Sterne has visited as yet. The...
Thornton. Oct.18. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
Tiiorntoii The long continuance of dry weatber has caused the crops of several farmers to dry off beyond recovery. Some have as much as 300 acres totally destroyed for the want of rain, assisted by wholesale destruction by rabbits. The weather for the past few days has been hot, Bain is badly wanted.
Items, [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
Stems, The Marquis of Hartington purposes addressing a public meeting at Dublin in November next. It is reported that it is intended to float the original Mount Morgan Mine, Queens land, in London, with a capital of £5,000,000. Mr James Henry Murchision, the great mining authority, will visit Australia in December to visit the mines in the various colonies. Mr Richard Berridge Brewer has be queathed the sum of £200,000 lor the promo tionof education in Great Britain. Teemer has challenged Bubear to row a match npon the Thames in Janaary. the stakes being fixed at £200 a side. Owing to the outbreak of measles among members of the Royal Family at Copenhagen the visit of the Czar of Russia to Denmark has been deferred. It is rumoured that Arabi Pasha, who for the p: st four or five years has been detained a prisoner near Colombo, is shortly to be allowed to return to Egypt. The preliminary negotiations for the hold, ing of an International Conference on the subject of sugar bounties ar...
City Gossip. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 21 October 1887
City Ciossip. BF A.. TAiiEER, They say the conflict at the Port has been the chief topic of conversation daring the paBt fortnight. * * * They say Brock aud Co. have maintained their good name in the superior show of fire works recently given. * * * * They say that in the new Parliament the nnttiber of good talkers exceeds that .of good listeners by a goodly number, especially when members, as is often the case, are talk ing and saying nothing. * * * They say that Chaffey Brothers have been engaging a number of tradesman to to go to work as soon as the preliminaries are in a sufficiently forward state to admit of per manent works being started. * * * * They say the boot factories are all in full work work and there is no lack of employ ment for good hands. * * * They say one Adelaide firm is advertising in Melbourne papers for journeymen boot makers. * * * They say the horse-tamer and wild-bull rider now performing in oar midst is -well worthy of a visit. From the colt-taming part o...