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PICNIC AND SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
PICNIC AND SPORTS. The Prince of Wales' Birthday was kept a close holiday here, the event of the day being the inaugural amalgama ted Picnic and Sports of the L O. Rechabites and Blue Ribbon Army, which were held in Mr. B. Brook's paddock, situated about & mile from the town. A combined procession of the I. 0. B. and Blue Ribbon Army marched from the Institute Hall, headed by the Orroroo Brass Band, playing a lively quick-step, at about 10*30, and on reaching the grounds the following programme was gone through in the presence of a good num ber of spectators : MAIDENS.-A. Copley, H. Bam brick, J. Bambrick, A, Hennessy, Protest against the first three being upheld, left Hennessy the winner. Bors UNDER 12.-1 M. Timmios, 2 F. Addison. BIBTHDAT HANDICAP.-1 J. Arthur, 2 EL Bambrick, 3 J - Phillips. MEMBERS' RACE.-1 T. Roberts, 2 J. Phillips. EGG AND SPOON SACE.-1 T. Kirk wood. 2 L. Addison. MEMBERS JUVENILE TEHX.- 1 C. Pike, 2,W.Addison. TILTING MATCH.-1 A, Brooks, 2 J. Bambrick....
CHAPTER VIII.—NEIGHBORS [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
CHAPTER VIII.-NEIGHBOBS- . ' ; | On John's return lie found the neighbors still there,and thelittle woman's tongue still imitating perpetual motion. John's al tering the room caused a short break in the conversation, in. which Clarice had been taking but a listener's place-, except when civility required a reply. Riley roseto go, but on his wife's exclaiming - "Why, what's your'urry?" and being asked by his mate to stay a bit longer, he consented to do so, and took his seat in the chimney corner and quietly puffed clouds of smoke, whilst he sat with legs across, his right hand held the short clay pipe between the first and second fingers, whilst the elbow of that limb rested upon the right knee, with the left hand holding the elbow like a socket joint. In this attitude he sat till his pipe was emptied-the weed having a soothing effect -whilst the rattle of his wife s glib member being so familiar to his ear did not disturb him in the least, but, on the contrary, he might have been u...
Gladstone. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
Gladstone. The Committee of the Horticultural Society have, owing to substantial help rendered by a few gentlemen of the town, been enabled to carry forward a balance of some pounds. It is pro posed to hold a chrysanthemum show in March or April next year. The end of the municipal year is fast approaching, but no move has been-made in the matter of the elec tions. Although, no public announce ment has been made, if is thought that the present mayor (Mr. B. J. Knight) will again offer his services to the. ratepayers. The local Cricket Club played its first match of the season on Wednesday last, with the Crystal Brook Club, on the grounds of the latter. Two innings were played and the Gladstone men were defeated by one run and. eight wickets to falL
[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY THE AUTHOR.] "THE FREE LAND:" OUR HOME IN AUSTRALIA. CHAPTER VII.—SEIGHBORS. (Continued) [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
[ALL RIGHTS KESEKVED BV THE AUXHOji.J "THE FREE LAND:" OOR HOME IN AUSTRALIA. ByO. BROWNE. Author of "The Children, and How to Manage them," "All About," etc. etc. CHAPTER VU.-SEIGHBOKS. (Continued) Whilst Mr Diirrant was en gaged in giving a brief, rapid, and graphic description of the danger escaped by Clarice Mrs Riley employed herself in trying to fan her by moving her apron rapidly, as little girls have often been seen fanning a slow lire. A second glance was not necessary to know that the attention was not appreciated for her color came and went whilst she seemed ill at ease. After a few minutes of inaction Clarice expressed her gratitude to Mr Durrant and sought the repose of her own tiny room where she could bathe her face and remain unnoticed. Scarcely had the door closed be hind her when Mrs Riley gave further vent to her excited feel ings by exclaiming " The dear young lady, I hope she'll soon be all to rights. To think that my man to please his old woman should a set the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
municipal Elections. TO THE RATEPAYERS OF WEST WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,-i am h Candidate for West Ward. My views are that a Councillor &Iiould carry out the wishes of the ra tepayers. 1 am also In favor of the rat epayers «'»eing called together at Ijast twice ii year to hear Council's general report. If elected I shall do my utmost to ?ppoiat proper c.ommitt&lt; es, and see that andi&.n are elected and sworn and the boks duly audited twice each year. It *lh»H be »ny earnest endeavor to Bee that all Corporation matters are attended to promptly by the paid wfficrofthe Corporation.-I am, lauies and gen iemen, yoma faithfully, J. H. TOUCHELL. TO WILLIAM THREADGOLD, ESQ., MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF PETERSBURG. DE iR SIR.-We. the undersigned rate payeis of the Town of Petersburg, respectfully request that you will allow us to nominate yoa as Mayor for the ensuing- year. During your term of office now about to «xpire you. have vrortuily and well carried vut the duties...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
(.limited) - As nnanimonBly re- - salved at , Public Meeting -thife Society -ienow beiiig formed. - 2;009 sh&res of' £i : ^each> ; To . decora chares an e^rly. ap plication ik advised. A. D: BRUCE, ' Sec,_(jjro tern.) ; JjjEMPSEY, yyiLKINSON j ... - . 1 - AND : J gANDLAND, AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, LAND,; LOAN, AND STOCK AGENTS, | ?A TS STREET, JAMEBTO WN. \ Tow*r OFFICE '-Marlborough Chambers,: Waymouth-street, Adklaidk. . "MOlfTHLY MARKETS for all kinds of Fat and Store Stockare held as ,foliows,:-7 r Jamestown, first'Wednesdiay . - Petersburg,- third Wednesday . Carrieton. third Thursday ~$rr«>roo, third Friday . . '. Inevery ;month throughout the year. * ' Cle&ring-out Sales conducted in Adelaide ©S-^any part of the Colony. Prompt cash, settlements. Valuations, of ail. kinds effici eptiyTcarriedout.. ^ v A largenumberof Farms for Sale. ' Large Sumsof Trust Moneys always avail |Ufi^xtgood-Becunties at lowest current rates. Government Land Sales attended, and Hea...
Religious Services. PETERSBURG, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
Religious ^cririccs. P ETERSBURG, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20. EPISCOPAL. - Petersburg: Holy Ccm munion, 8 a.m., Morning Service, 11 a.m. f'veaws. 7 p.m. Preacher-Kev W. g. | Hopcraft. | BA f lis r.-Sunday School at 10 am. Sec j vice &t 11 a.m., K veiling at 7, Preacher' Mr Henry Warren, J.P. CATHOLIC.-Petersburg: Holy Masses at 11 a.m.; Kvening Service at 7. Holy Mass at 8.30 at Lancelot. Under the above heading we shall be pleased to insert religions notices referring to the ordinary Sunday services, free of charge such announcements to include preachers' name, time and order of services. Where further details are given the notice will be taken as an advertisement and charged for accordingly. Snch announcements must be forwarded to us weekly, not later than Thursday evening; as we cannot undertake to look up quarterly plans, etc.
Commercial. Petersburg, Friday morning. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
Commercial. Petersburg, Friday morning. There are still several hundreds of 5ni&lt;rs of last season's wheat in the. hands of faraiers. The highest price; offering f©r old wheat is 2s &|d. per Jtusbel. Farmers are disinclined to dispose at that price, although judging irom the price ruling in the Loiidoju .jwsrkefc there is nothing to warrant farmers holding. Several farmers will -Jui reaping in the north-eastern hundreds' jioxt week, but judging from reports -she yield will be light. Cornsacks will >»e lent to farmers as usual this season.' Tiiere is an advance on last years prices, £s. per 4&lt;iz. being charged this J"«Ur, ii.nd stocks are light. IsTew srheat (for December deliver}' 2s 5|d- to 2s. 16d. jper iusheL . . / ;
City Gossip. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
City Gossip. BY A. TALKER. They say it is an astonishing fact for the grass on the northern part of Mount Lofty flange' to remain green until the middle of Sovember. It shows what a wet season we have been having. They say the Friendly Societies' Demon stration on the 9th was a great success as regards numbers, and likewise as regards the quality of the sports. The riding of Davis, our champion cyclist, was a treat to see. Tliey say the Governor was loudly cheered when, at the Mayor's banquet, he stated that if the Queen did not confer the honor of knighthood upon Mr E. T. Smith it would not be ON account of the viceregal personage not reminding the' occupant of the Throne what great benefit the Mayor had conferred upon the nation. They say the season has been an excellent one for the growth of flowers, and the garden, j in and around the city are sights worth seeing They say the Mayoral robes are going a-b^gging for a wearer, the present Mayor having determined not to re-offer hims...
Bearding the Lion. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
Bearding the Elon. 1A.6H. The editor of t^e Sand Hills Banner had just finished . off an , article on '? Modern Vices," and was laying back comfortably on the editorial lounge, meditating on th$^ scientific style in whidhhe had treated the subject, when a young man stepped into the literary j sanctum with a bundle of manuscripts under his arm. ii was very evident that he had not been in the habit of paying visits to sucih a privileged per son as the editor of a newspaper, for he made himself quite at home. After throwing a light coat across the end of the lounge, and blowing his nose rather sonorously, he stepped right up to the side of the gentleman who ran the local sheet. " Morning," said he confidently, " I've just brought along a few sheets here, and if you'd look at them I should feel obliged. I just wantfto know if there's any merit in' them, you know." There was evidently something wrong, an impediment in his speech, may be, at any rate, his utterance was thick, to say the l...
Reviews. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
Reviews. Fort PtAY, OK THE DODGEKY OF THB ; t)o»ofeas, froia W. H. Hardy, Burra.-This leaflet deals with the Land Question and in no measured terms denounces private ownership. From it we quote the following:-Private ownership in land is one of the chief causes of our discontent. The landowner regards his own private interests as paramount, but not withstanding all the ciap-trap used by the interested spoilers, I maintain that if the; State were the owners of the land the public interests would be the paramount considera tion, In reference to protection we hear so much about, and which will cost so much, what is it, and who will it protect ? I main tain as a writer to a late number of the " Commonwealth" puts it:-That it cannot raise wages or secure to all constant employ ment, so it cannot be said to benefit the wage earners. It is simply a scramble be tween a few capitalistic employers t© gain advantages, for which the rest of the commu nity will have to pay. Wages are no higher, ...
Fancy Dress Ball at Yongala. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
Fancy Dress Ball at Von^ala. A most successful Fancy Dress Sail was held in the ITongala Institute on. Tuesday evening, 8th ihst., there being aboafc 40 couples present, many of whom caiae from Adelaide, Petersburg, Jamestown^ Gladstone, Caltowie. and most of the surrounding townships. The affair was aaost successfully carried outj and the gathering did not dispense till |. 4 a,ib. Special esedit Ls due to Mr J. Mills who, on aeeojint of the paid musi cian failing to give -satisfaction, came forward and provided juusie, and »vas ably assisted by several ladies. The following ladies arid gentlemen re presented the respective characters : Mrs Bruce as Monte -Carlo* Mrs Laurent! as Swiss Peasant, Mrs JLucy as Queen of the Night, Mrs Marteas Swiss Girl, Mks Fry as Flower Girl, Hiss J5-. Gleeson as Drummer Girl, Miss Gleesoa as Criekeiress, Miss Bumptiries as Shepherdess, Miss Ho&by as Spring, Mies H'eithersay as isaiioress, Miss Ada lieithersay as Gipsy Girl, Miss Mary iiuBipbrl...
Petersburg Corporation. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
Petersburg; Corporation,; MONDAT, NOVEMBER 14. Present,-His Worship, the Mayor (W. Threadgold, Esq.. J,PJ, Council lors P. A. Calory, J.P., W. Heither say, W. Howard, W. Osborne, and the Town Clerk (Mr J. R. Hill). MINtJTES. The minutes df the previous meeting were read, confirmed, and signed, to gether with those of a special meeting held on Thursday evening, Nov. 10. MAYOR'S BERORT. The Mayor stated that in accordance with the resolution of the Council passed at the special meeting he had, together with Councillors Callary and Howard endeavored to make arrange ments with the bank for an overdraft of £50. The bank manager consented to pay the cheque on Mr Wright's ac count but could not allow the overdraft without authority from Adelaide. TOWN CLERK'S REPORT. The Town Clerk stated that he had replied to Mr Inglis' letters regarding the copying of the plan of the town: and thf Council'6'visitation to the school' in accordancer with the resolution of the last meeting and that the vis...
Advertising Truths, [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
Advertising Truths, The road to fortune is paved with printers' ink. ." Advertising is to business what steam power is tj machinery-She grand, propelling power,"-MAGAULAY. "I was never exactly buried alive," said an old clerk, recounting his experience, "but l once worked a week in a store that didn't advertise. When I came out my head was as wnite as you see it now. Solitary con finement did it." You might as well attempt to shampoo an elephant with a thimbleful of soapsuds as attempt to do business and ignore advertising, . A constant dropping will wear a rock. Keep dropping your advertisements on the public and. they will soon melt under it like rock sale. Quitting advartising in dull times is like tearing out a dam whon the water is low. Either plan will prevent good times from coming. Enterprising people are beginning to learn the value of advertising the year round. Tbe persistency of those who are not in* timidated by the cry of "dull times," will surely place them on the lig...
Adelaide Local Court. Wednesday, November 16. [Before His Honor, Mr J. M. Stuart, S.M, M. H. Madge, J.P., and A. Ada[?]son, J.P. T. WILLIAMS V. THE POLICE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
Adelaide L^cal Court, Wednesday, November 16- ' ([Before His lioaor, Mr J. M. Stuart, S.M, M* H. Madge, J.P., and A« Adarruon. J.P. T* WlLUAMS V. THE POLICE AppeaVfrom the Police Court ,Peters burg. Mr W. V. Smith for the appel lant. Mr Bannihan for the respon dent. The grounds of the appeal were -Appellant, a publican, was not guilty of unlawfully neglecting to keep the outer door which faced the street and which is immediately connected with taproom of his licensed premises closed on Sunday, October 16, between the hours of 10 in the forenoon and 1 iu the afternoon, there was no evidence to support the conviction, that the infor mation wa*s bad iu law, that the infor mation did not set out the offence under the licensed victuallers act, and that the conviction was against the evidenee. Sir Smith said that the door reformed to ia the evidence did not face a public street, and he produced a plan. The main question was whether the door was immediately connected with the taproom* Conv...
Terowie. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
Tcrowie. The contractors have started the covering of the platform at the station,, very much to oar surprise. They ex pect to get it erected in about five or six. weeks. It will be a great boon to travellers. Haliett held a sports meeting on the 9th November, on the usual grounds. The events were all well contested, es pecially the bicycle race, Gleeson, from Yongala, won; Beams, from the Burra, being second.
Correspondence. THE MAYORALTY. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
correspondence. THE MAYORALTY. TO THE EDITOE. SIR,-The tactics pursued by some of the supporters of Mr Threadgold for re-election as Mayor cannot bfe commen ded because, instead of basing their support on his fitness for the office and acting straightforwardly by stating they prefer him to Mr Copinger, they go about their canvass in a singularly roundabout manner, seeking to hum bug the ratepayers into the belief that it is in Mr Copinger*s own interests as well as in that of the town that he should not be elected. Nothing can be more absurd than this, for in the first place we must give Mr Copinger cre dit for knowing his own business best, and I confidently deny that he will lose anything by becoming Mayor, for it must be apparent that while at first he might be the loser of a few pounds by not being able to act for or against the Corporation, yet, on the other hand, the very fact of his election by the majority of the ratepayers will so demonstrate their confidence in him that su...
Petersburg Post and Telegraph Office. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
Petersburg Post and Telegraph Office* The Post add Telegraph Offices and Savings Bank are open on week days fioom.,9 a*m. to 8 p.m., except on Saturdays when they ara 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. MAILS CLOSE as under. (Dispatched.) Adelaide and South, 12.28 a.m. and &38 p.m, Pt. Pirie, 6.5 a.m. and 2.23 pirn. 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. . Parnaroo and Lancelot, 2.23 p.m. Tuesdays ' and Fridays, MAILS RECEIVED. Adelaide and South, 6.19 a.m2.43 p jtt. daily Pt. Pirie 12.39 a.m., 8.58 p.m. daily. Pt. Angusta, 12.44 p m..daily. dilverton and Teetulpa 12.31 p.m.' daily. ' Cavenagh and Dawson, 11.45 a.m. Tuesdays i - and Fridays . , Parnaroo and Lancelot 12.31 p.m. Tues...
To the Producers of South Australia. [CONTRIBUTED]. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 18 November 1887
Ho iBie Producers ofSouili Australia, fc ONTRI BUTKT>3. After a superficial and farcical debate the Upper House has committed the country to a policy of the greatest im portance, of which many believe that it "will augment our population, foster in dustries, and re-establish prosperity, such as the colony has enjoyed in times ]past; but ia the truth they have accep ted a tariff of which the effect is to in crease by heavy taxation the cost of thfe dailj requirements of life. It is not our intention to discuss the vexed ques tion of freetrade v. protection but we deny that that question has been settled by the passing of the present tariff. It is now admitted by it's supporters that the tariff is not a protective one, and that it cannot accomplish what it's in tention was. But we would ask the question-what can We expect of a government and a legislation which has neither principle nor aim. The neces sity for a juster form of taxation has been acknowledged for years. In past elect...