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Municipal Elections. PETERSBURG. Declaration of the Poll. A KEEN CONTEST. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
Municipal Elections. PETERSBURG. Declaration of the Poll. A KEEN CONTEST* Daring the whole of yestfefrday Petersburg was in a state of excite ment over the Municipal Elections then progressing. The fact of there being a contest in each ward as w?ill as in the Mayoralty and that for the most part the contests were fought out on party lines was sufficient to create more than the usual interest generally manifested in Municipal matters, and on this oc casion - Petersburgians cannot be ac cused of neglecting the privileges and duties attaching to them as ratepayers. As the time for the declaration of the poll drew near a crowd gathered in front of the Institute and on the com pletion of the scrutiny by the Returning Officer (Mr W. Heithersay) and the various scrutineers they were admitted to the building. The Returning Officer then declared Mr W. Threarigold duly elected Mayor, Mr P. A. Callary Councillor for West Ward, Mr G. W. Klem for South Ward, and Mr J. Wright for East Ward. In th...
Advertising Truths. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
Advertising Troths, . - The road to fortune is paved with printers' ink. "Advertising is. to business what steam power is to machinery-the grand, propelling power,"--MACAUIAY. "I was never exactly buried alive," said an old clerk, recounting Ms experience, "but 1 once worked a week in a store that didn't advertise. When I came out my head was as white as you see it now. Solitary con finement did it." You might as well attempt to shampoo an elephant with a thimbleful of soapsuds a& attempt to do business and ignore advertising1, A constant dropping will wear a rock! Keep dropping your advertisements on the public and. they will soon melt under it-like rock salt. Quitting advertising 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. The persistency of those who are not in timidated by the ciy of "dull times," will surely place them o...
Service of Song at Lancelot. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
Service of Hong at Lancelot. The Service of Song "Christy's Old Organ," was given at Lancelot on Wednesday evening, November 30, by the Petersburg Wesleyan Choir, assis ted by a few friends. The attendance was rather small owing to the wet weather, about 70 people being present. During the early part of the evening the Petersburg Fife and Drnm Band rendered several selections creditably. Too much praise cannot be given to Mr Inglia, who, is the absence of the Rev W. H. Hodge, who was detained through ill health, did the connective readings. Miss Inglis ably presided at the organ. The opening hymn ''Home, Sweet Home," was capitally rendered by the choir. A solo by Miss Edith Oke, " Mother's Last Words,'' was excellently given, likewise the three selections " London Streets," " Honest Toilers,'5 and " Kind Wonls." " The time is short," and " Seek ye me and ye shall live," were all well given and duly appreciated by the audience. The duet, "We speak of the realms of the Blest," by Miss...
Remarkable Sagacity of a Dog. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
7 Remarkable Sagacity or a Dog. . Br 35EA.SU. i. We venture, to affirm it is a ' great mistake in relating an anecdote to ^sutroimd it with a halo of improbable sensational ; ism. It certainly may add to its piquancy, yet we consider .veracity-unvarnished truth should be the chief characteris tic of any-narrative approaching thewonderfui, andin relating the fbttowinglittle stOry (which we submit is not so extraordi > nary as some anioial anecdptes) we rely on its strictly accurate narration to pilot it through the scathing criticism of a; dis cerning public. The sagacity of the animal in question (which was of the ca nine species) is well worthy of recording, although we wish to impress - it. upon ,; the reader's mind that there was no unique development of genius on the 1 parents^ the paternal progenitor being but a half-bred pug, whilst the' maternal . side wgs represented only by an uncouth "looking animal which hadf de generated past the recognition -of breed. t By a stretch ...
Gladstone. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
Gladstone. A fire broke oat one day last week on the railway line north of the town and destroyed abont 40 fine growing trees. Scarcely a year has passed since the trees were planted with, out some having been burnt. On the 24th inst. the train from Port Pirie ran into a cow at a crossing near this town, lolling the cow and damaging one of the carriages. The Caltowie cricketers played a match against the loca men, on Saturday last and were severely beaten, the scores beingj Gladstone, 230; Caltowie, 57. After a few days of hot weather a chaage came on Friday evening last when a little rain fell. Daring Monday night 350 points were also registered here. It is now cod and more rain is expected to fall shortly. As has been the case in many other muni cipalities throughout the colony, little in terest was manifested here in the elections, there being rather a difficulty in finding persons to take the positions. The present Mayor (Mr B. J. Knight) was re-elected and the following gentlem...
District News. Burra, [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
District News. «Surra, The Wesleyan Pulpit here was occupied on Sunday last by the Rev. Mr Brown.an ex-laborer amongst the South Sea Islanders. The rev. gentleman preach ed three times, when collections were taken up in aid of Foreign Missions. On' Monday and Tuesday evenings Mr Brown lectured on " Savage Life" in the South Seas, illustrating his dis course by views from the so-called magic lantern. Good congregations were present on all occasions, and the pro ceeds were quite satisfactory. Dr Brummitt acted as chairman at the lectures. The nominations in connection with our local Town Council took place on Thursday last when Mi* P. L. IGUicoat was declared elected as Mayor and Messrs Morris and O'Leary for East and West Wards, respectively. A con test is to take place for two Councillors for the North Ward, there being three candidates-Messrs W. T. Rabbich, T Davis, and H. Pinch. It is expected that Messrs Pinch and Rabbich will be returned. Several of the horsemen here have starte...
Black Rock. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
Black Rock. The hay harvest is now about finished ID this hundred and a few of the farmers hare already started reaping, bnt the nice rains we have just had will stop them for a few days. The yield will be good in some parts, but in others it will, owing to the blight, be very light. Snakes abound on some farms.
[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY THE AUTHOR.] "THE FREE LAND:" OR, OUR HOME IN AUSTRALIA. CHAPTER VII.—NEIGHBORS. (Continued) [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
[AIL RIOHTS BESEBVKD BY THE AOTHOB.] "THE FREE LAND:" OE, OUR HOME IN AUSTRALIA. BTO. BBOWMB. Author of "The Children, and How to Manage them," "All About," eta etc* CHAPTER TO.-NEIGHBORS. fContinuedJ When, next morning came Clarice rose refreshed by her night's sleep and J the quiet world around her went on as , usual-and things remained as if no-1 thing unusual had oceured in her placid | round of every-day life. Xet thoughts were not the same. She possessed an j uncommonly settled seriousness: she j was exceedingly glad at his escape and thoughts of what might have happened seemed for the present to cause her to regard little Stanley-Stanley Maurice, for he was named after herself-as. the object of objects upon which she could lavish her affection. It was but a few days later Riley told his mate that he was going to the newly discovered copper mines at Kapunda and regardless of the incon venience that his leaving gave John, Mrs Riley lost no time in giving the Trevails a call in ...
Terowie. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
Terowie. We have bad some nice showers of rain here this week, and more is expected. The Terowie Dramatic Club is going to give Byron's'' Old Soldier" shortly. The work of covering the centre platform at the Railway station is being pnshed on rather fast and will be done in about a week.
THE RATEPAYERS, THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, AND THE LOCAL PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
THE RATEPAYERS, THE GO VERNMENT GAZETTE, AJND THE LOCAL PRESS. At the meeting of the Mount Gam bier Town Council held on Thursday, November 28, to hear appeals against the revised assessment, considerable dissatisfaction was expressed at the fact of the advertisement respecting appeals being inserted only in the Government Gazette and not in the Mount Gambier paper. -4s very few of the ratepayers saw the Gazette it was urged that it was impossible for many who had intended to appeal to do so. The Border Watch (Mount Gambier} comments as follows: " Attention was drawn, in the Town Council on Thursday morning to an omission that does not appear to have been made for the first time, but which has escaped challenge previously. We refer to the neglect of the Council to advise the ratepayers of the yearly as sessment of the town. Of this it is their undoubted right to be advised through the ordinary channels. It is most unfair that it should be slurred over in such a way as not to break t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
Cjre |ptttrsfriir0 Ciiras, OBBOBOO CHBONICIE AND Mbthbin Aovebtish. FRIDAY; DECEMBER 2, 1887. Auction Sales. Petersburg Monthly Market. ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, at 2 pm At Williams's Yards, Petersburg. DEMPSEY,WILKINSON, AND SAND LAND will sell by Auction as above FAT AND STORE SHEEP FAT AND STORE CATTLE HOUSES, IMPLEMENTS, ETC, Early Entries Requested. Public Notices BOARD AND RESIDENCE,-Mrs Biitterworth offers a Comfortable Home and Superior Accommodation to two or three gentlemen. Terms on application. WANTED, at once, four or five appren tices to Dressmaking. Apply to .Mrs W. J. Nelson, Main-street, Petersburg. .jy/pDDEL jpARLlAMBNT. "jtfl~EMBERS are informed that the next .1*1. sitting of the House will take place en MONDAY EVENING, DJiBEMBER 5, at 7.30 p.m., in the Institute Hall. J. H. TOUCHELL. Clerk of the House. jgxmtjr Australia. Surveyor General's Department, Adelaide, 23rd November, 1887. RABBIT DESTRUCTION. 2ke Babbit Suppression Act, 139 of 1879, and the Vermin Acts Rep...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
T8MI (limited) An ^inanimouBly re solfed at Public Meetingthis,Society is now being formed. 2,000 shares of £1 each. To secnrs shares an early ap plication isadvised. A. ~D. BRUCE, Sec, (pro tem.) IT DUEGET'S gcok, Stationery, Fancy Goods, News, And Fine Art Depot, OPPOSETB HETTHIKSAY'S Best assorted and. largest stock,alK© Ae cordeons, Concertinas, . ViolinR,MtiBic,Homeo- ? Medicines ( Domestic and Yetetimrj) Guides, etc. Cards for every season - liOve, Marriage, Birth, Con dolence, Xmfts, Hew. Year, Easter. Cricket, Croquet, sod Tennis Balls, Bats Backette, AT DUMEY'S. Auctioneers, etc. jyEMPSEY, yyiLKINSON AND gANDL&ND, AUCTIONEERS,- VALUERS, LAND, LOAN, AND STOCK AGENTS, A TB STREET, JAMESTOWN, Town Offick - Marlborough Chambers, Waymouth-Btreet, ADELAIDE. MONTHLY MARKETS for all kinds of Fat and Store Stock are held as follows : Jamestown,iir8fc Wednesday Petersburg, second Wednesday Cameton, third Thursday Orrow>o,thiid Friday. In every monththxoughoufc the yew. ' C...
The Municipal Elections. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
Tbe Municipal Elections. The first elections in the his tory of the Petersburg Cor poration occurred yesterday, and it is gratifying to us to state that the arrangements of the day were most successfully carried out. Forsome time prior to the elections it was felt that the contest would be a keen one, and such anticipations were certainly verified by the result. During the last few weeks the actions of the late Council have been freely criti cised, and it was felt by many ratepayers-and, indeed, was admitted by the Council-that things during the past munici pal year had been carried out in a rather loose manner, and it seemed reasonable to suppose that the infusion of a little new bloodinto the Council Chamber would be productive of good. It has also been urged, and we think correctly, that even if things are carried out to the satisfaction of every ratepayer, it is yet advisable at the annual elections to elect new men whenever practicable, providing of course that suitable candi d...
Religious Serbices. PETERSBURG, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
Sc%t0ns-Strtaas PETERSBURG, SUNDAT, DECEMBER 4. j BAPTIST.-Sunday School at 10 a m. Ser vice at 11 a.m., and Evening at 7, CATHOLIC. - Petersburg: Holy Mass at 11 a.m. Evening Service at 7 pm. Holy Mass at Lancelot at 8.30. EPISCOPAL. - Petersburg: Morning Service, 11 a.m. Evening, 7 p.m. Lay Reader. WESLEYAU.-Morning at 11, Eev W. H. Hodge. Evening, 6.30, Mr Bower. Obroroo. EPISCOPAL.-Morning at II, Evening at 7. Lay Header-Dr Elphick. Under the above heading we shall be pleased to insert religious notices referring to the ordinaiy 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. Such announcements must be forwarded to us weekly, not later than Thursday evening, as we cannot undertake to look op quarterly plane, etc.
Gladstone Circuit Court. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24. (Before His Honor the Chief Justice and Juries.) [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
Gladstone Circuit Court. THURSDAT, NOVEMBER 24. (Before His Honor the Chief Justice and Juries.) Mr W. Symon acted as Crown Pro secutor. James Francis Manion was charged with escaping from gaol and with larceny, and pleaded not guilty to the former charge and guilty to the latter. The prisoner was undefended. He had been originally convicted of larceny and sentenced to six months' imprison ment with hard labor. He was removed from Port Augusta, and after serving about three months of this term, he escaped from the Gladstone Gaol. The jury having found the prisoner guilty, His Honor sentenced him to 18 months imprisonment on the first charge, three months of which he was to be kept in irons, and on the second charge to six months imprisonment, the sentences to be concurrent. Charles Blondens was charged with larceny of two rings and a watch at Port Firie, The property was found in the possession of the prisoner, and he wsa found guilty. Annie Sherwin was charged withj stealing £6 fro...
PETERSBURG AND ADELAIDE DOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
PETERSBURG AND ADELAIDE DOWN. p.m. a.m. Adelaide - dep. 4 45 7 10 p-m. Terowie ... arr. 11 11 1 SO a.m, Do. ... dep. 5 SO 1 55 Gumbowie 5 55 2 19 PETERSBURG arr. 6 19 2 43 UP. p.m. p.m. PETERSBURG dep. 9 8 12 58 Gumbowie Siding " 9 33 1 23 Terowie ... arr. 9 57 1 45 a.m. Do. ... ... dep. 5 25 2 10 Adelaide ... arr. 12 0 8 30 Printed and published by the Proprietor, ROBT. M. OSBORNE, weekly, at Railway Street, Petersburg, in the Province «f . Souths Australia.
"ORIGINAL' POETRY. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
"ORIGINAL' POETRY, We have had twp or three applica tio s for inserting poetry (?) We don't like to disappoint anyone, so we have made room for two oj* three verses, and have ventured (what-is in our opinion) a slight improvement- Any of our readers who are taketi with the poem can call at our office and get a cure for the bile by reading the other verses. This is one : 1 Wben hard at work cr full of sport. When mixed with friends of every sort, I It is the bhsa, cannot be bought A mother's iov j. We think this would make a better third line The shingle bliss we've often caught With mother's love. 2 When ripe with age or childish glee With children small tossed OH our knee, The echo eomes, forscoth we see A mother's love. We fancy it would read better this way When, ripe with.age or childish srlee, With children small placed o'er her knee, Our echo's heard, forsooth we flee From mother's love. 3 When nursed at faonjo and kept with care When ill or sick what: love so" rare, It is the...
Original Poetry. AUSTRALIA'S DRT PLAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
Original Poetry. AUSTRALIA'S DBT PLAINS; [BY BFCASH.] The outspread gum and giant pine Gave welcome sliade to station kine; Ih shelter'd nooks the close fihorh fiocks Felt grateful for their shorten'd locks ; '2Vas fiery hot: old Sol was King 3So insect stirred, nor fluttering wing, ITor the withering heat o'er all had cast A blight like breath from Vulcan's blast. Reflected rajs from granite blocks Qniver'd o'er the range like molten rocks; As a brazen dish shone the face of the sun, With blinding glare, on the Northern run. * * ***** Australian shades were gathering fast, Trees o'er the plains their shadows cast, As forth from the scrub a bushman came, Wearied and footsore, and hot and lame. He loosed the bands which held his pack, Like the burden strapped On the pilgrim's back, Then, shading his eyes with fhe^ palms of hie hands, jg"-J Gazed forth on the waste and ihedrifted sand, And peered around for some welcome hut. Or beaten pad, or a dray's old rut; But none met his view, a...
Profitable Farming. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
Profitable Fanning. Prosperous farmers are those who cultivate thoroughly and grow anything that the land is capable of producing. The farmers should look carefully and select the earliest and best grained ears in the cereal crops, of whatever he cultivates. Wonderful vegetables have been produced, and the most extra ordinary and beautiful flowers been evoluted through constant and careful cultivation, selection and hybridization. Whatever ears he has chosen for seed this year should be carefully stored and sown next season. Select the best again and keep on selecting till the farmer gets a variety that will yield four tunes as much per acre, ten times better, and a hundred times more reliable than those he has now. There is always oneplant in a crop that is better than any of the rest. Select that one, and it will produce one amongst the lot that is still better. Keep on selecting till at last you havasomething that is best of alL Farmers as a rule ought not to depend upon wheat gr...
City Gossip. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 2 December 1887
City dossip. BY A, TALKER. They say ihe heat last week was very trying after the very mild weather of the past; and the temperature at the Exhibition on Thursday night put the ladies' fans in motion as well as effected the attendance. They say some splendid specimens of nuggety gold are being brought from Forest Range, but unfortunately the finds are too far apart. They say the city elections have caused no degree of excitement. G reat satisfaction has been expressed on account of Mr E. T. Smith again ac cepting the Mayorship; and it was wise of Alderman Shaw to give way to a better man, but the alderman may reasonably expect good support next year on account of this graceful act. They say the share fever shows very little signs of abating. Judging by the number of dealers on " the corner" it is on the increase, but that is due to nothing being done in any other line, and other brokers are dealing in shares rather than be idle. The question i often asked " Do you hold any rubies.'. ...