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What Can be Done. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 16 March 1888
Wltat Can be Done. We Lave a few figures in oar possession from toe Highlands, just, across the Santa Aiinu liver from hero, that will eerve aa pointers at to what has beeu done and what, can be douc in this land of sunshine with irrigation; One fourth, of an' acre in tomatoes pro duced a gross r&lt;jvenae of 135 dollars. Three fourths of an acre of berries yielded 475 dollars. Three acres of melons made t retnm of 650 dollars. Thirty-fire acres it peaches brought 4,800 dollars, besides all tha ^33 consumed at home and given away. Om acre i11 oranges brought in 1,400 dels. t£bese are all big figures, but they are paTlectly true. Whtther the same can be duplicated ^depends, of course, upon market prices time of veiling. But ttie number of pou^ 01 "M>xes fruit can be duplicate! over a lar=e portion of thisEast. SaniSeroar dino VaJey- , Ijaudc8,11 k® bought at from 250 dole, per acre upw81^8) depending upon dietance from town or mot°r lines. At 500 dol«. per acre any of the ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 16 March 1888
ClPITAL-£»®00 in %00 Shares «f £10 each, Of which 100 Shares fully paid up are retained by the vendors, and the remain ^ ing i00 Shares are issued to the public -on payment of £10 a Share. "The Property offered is Block No. 12307, being portion of Section 184. Hundred of Coglhi, containing 80 acres or thereabouts, upon which is the Mint known and worked'as the Nackara Mine, situated within six miles of the Oodla Wirra Railway Station, with which it is connected by a good road. A large amount of work has been done, including a shall sank £5 feet (underlay 40 -feet at which depth a lode 6 feet wide has been cut. The following is ah extract from the South Australian Gazette? for 1867. " NACKABA. MINI (NORTH DISTRICT).-Under this name there are some workings upon Mineral Claims So. 2354, dated June 12, and N03. 2387 and 238S, dated June 26, situated between 50 and 60 miles north of the Burra. The following is a copy of a certificate from Mr. Elphie :-* Kooringa, August 24,1886. Assay of...
ODDS AND ENDS Egypt. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 16 March 1888
ODDS AND ENDS Egypt When one first lands in Egypt the scene is the freshest imaginable. Wirhin an li«>ur you are launched from the P. and O. steamer, thai has carried home with it to the last moment, and are plunged in a new world. You find yourself in a narrow street of quaintest houses, and in a throng tiiat presses past, each figure in it a picture and a novelty. On either side are the pigeon-holes of shops where turbanned merchants sit tailor-fashion, gazing out, calmly as oxen in their stalls, upon the hurrying tide of life -which fills you with wonder. . You would like to arrest each person for scrutiny as in a wax-work exhibition. You long for a kind harlequin that with a touch* "they might be tiaBSfcrmed into motionless tableaux vivants. Here is a string of Gained with their head* aloft above the crowd, moving with soft step and long stride as they cany bags of ?pice that come, from the distant Soudan. Here is a rich official with his reu> reis running in front and his...
Northern District Licensing Bench. (Before G. Donaldson, S.M. and local Js P.) PORT AUGUSTA, TUESDAY, MARCH 13. [Abridged from the Port Augusta Dispatch] [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 16 March 1888
lorfliern District I^tceo sins fiSeiiclit (Before G. Donaldson, S.M. and local Js P.) POKX AUGUSTA, TUESDAY, MABCH 13. [Abridged from the Port Augusta Dispatch] Ill accordance -with the Inspector's report* Mr J. Patterson applicant for the Orroroo Hotel, .Orroroo, was informed by the Bench that certain necessary repairs and additions, mentioned in the reportj must be attended to at once* All the applications for renewals of publican's licences were granted. Only one of the applications for railway refreshment room licences was granted that of Mr M. C. Billiet, of Mannahill. In the case of Mr T. Willams, Petersburg, the Hon. C. C. Kingston, H.P., appeared for the applicant and spoke atlength, requesting the permission of the Bench to withdraw his client's application, as it ard the plans were not in accordance with the terms of the Act, though both that and the schedules were very plain. Permission for withdrawal was granted and the applications of Mr J. Gibbs, Beltana, and Mr J. H. ...
The Petersburg Times. ORROROO CHRONICLE AND NORTHERN ADVERTISER. FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1888. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 16 March 1888
. ORROROO CHRONICLE AND NORTHERN ADVERTISER. FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1888. MOBE alarming than the threatened invasion of Australia by the Chinese is I the report that the disease of leprosy is spreading in Northern Queensland. The locality is said to be the Ridge Goldfield, which is in the vicinity of Georgetown. Hitherto there has been great doubt as to whether leprosy is contagious, but if tliis report be true the doubt is removed. Of all the evils predicted as likely to occur from any further introduction of Chinese by embittered China-phobists, this seems to be the one we have most reason to dread There is .only too much reason' to believe that if the disease once obtain/ a hold in the tropical regions of the Northern Territory and Northern Queensland it will be difficult indeed to root out.In theSandwich Archipelago lep rosy is fatally frequent.They try to stamp it out by separating the infected from the healthy, and every one, high or low, who is seized with the disorder is re moved...
TEROWIE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 16 March 1888
TEROWIE. I The offer made by the Terowie Institute to »e Local District Council, of office room foi rental of £20 per annum, has beet accepted. Mr O'Loghlin, late proprietor of the " Terowie Enterprise' has been asked to contest the election for the Legislative Council in the JS'orthern District.
District News. CALTOWIE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 16 March 1888
District News* CALTOWIE. The Fancy l.&lt;res& Carnival advertised for March 1, 2, and 3 fell through t on account of the promoters being away from home, Uasiness matters compelling tbem to be tbsent. It is a great pity this happened as t will be a bard matter to get the outsid&lt; ulilie to help in forthcoming confcerts, etc. -
JAMESTOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 16 March 1888
JAMESTOWN. At the police court on the 7th two infor- mations were laid by M.C. Read against parents for neglecting to send their children to school the prescribed number of days in the quarter, James Bailey of Yongala being fined 5s without Costs, whilst the other case that of Frederick Jones of Mannanarie was dismissed. — Johann Gottlieb Prizbilla ap- plied for his child to be committed to the Lunatic Asylum on the ground that he was unable to provide for or take care of the child which was an imbecile. Granted. A cricket match was played here on Satur- day, 10th inst , between the local and Spald- ing clubs and resulted in a decided victory for Jamestown.
Orroroo Races. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 23 March 1888
Orroroo Races* The annual meeting of the Grreroo Race Clab took place yesterday (Thurs day) on the course, about a mile from Orroroo. The day was beautifully fine and a very large number of spec tators congregated to witness what has IOW become one of the events of the iorth, Subjoined aro the results of he various races : -- HANDICAP HURDLES.-1 Vistula, 2 Ir A. B. Addison's Hero, 3 Jerry aneak. MAIDENS.-1 Blue Gown, 2 Migno nette, 3 Archie, MOUNTED INFANTRY RACE. - 1 Giraffe, 2 Frolic, (only two entriea.J OBBOBOO HANDICAP.-1 Mystery, 2 Speculation, 3 Yanity. MEMBERS' HUBDLES (handicap).-1 Vistula, 2 Jerry Sneak, 3 Garry the News. FLYING HANDICAP.-1 Joskin, 2 Vanity, 3 Senator. HACKS.-1 Don, 2 Saunterer, 3 Little Bess. [Our representative left the course before the Forced Handicap was run.^
GOLD NEAR CLARE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 23 March 1888
GOLD NEAR CLARE. We have seen a letter received by theHon H. E. Bright, M.L.C., from Clare, which contains some excellent news. The discovery has been made on land at the rear of the " House that Jack built." An assay has been n ade by Mr Thomas. The result shows 18ozs. 13dwts of silver and loz 5dwts. of gold. Should this be anything like the average and the lode be any size this is a good tiling. A lode has also been struck at Alma, but we have not heard its value. Good specimens have also been picked up from other mines, and the letter declares that the prospects of the place are much brighter than for some time past. 'Crawler Bunyip.' MONS AUREUS.-The secretary re ports -Shaft down 45 feet- Better sinking, 4 men at work, am well pleased withthe indications but must recommend an expert's opinion be obtained as to advisability of driving towards lode or continuing the present shaft down to 100 feet as proposed. Shares on which Call of 10s remains unpaid are liable to be forfeited.<...
Petersburg Corporation. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 23 March 1888
Petersburg Corporation. WEDNESDAY, MABCH 20. Present-His Worship the Mayor (W. Threadgold Esq J.P.) Councillors P. A. Callary, J.P., G. W. Klem, W. Howard, W". Osborne, and the Town Clerk (Mr J. H. Touchell.) MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. From Crown Lands Office stating that the Grant in Aid «f Public Works would be paid at the earliest opportunity. The letter farther requested information as to whether the late town Clerk was a bona fide Overseer of works under the Corporation and if so what salary he received. The Clerk had replied that the late Town Clerk had carried out the duties of Overseer of Works for which he received £20. . From Messrs Cotton and Opie stating that they had already paid their previous years rates. The Clerk said the matter had been satis factorily explained town CLERK'S statemeht. The Clerk stated that he had written to the Australian Alliance Company asking them to renew the guarantee policy in his na...
St. Patrick's Day at Dawson. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 23 March 1888
Patrick's Day at Dawson. The annual celebration of StPatrick's Day took place last Saturday at Daw son. Holy Mass was celebrated at 10 o'clock in the church of the Lady of Mt Carrael by the Her Father Nortoi. who aho delivered a discourse on the life and virtues of the apostle of Ire land, The picnic was then held in M A. Dempsey's paddock adjoining tb town, and notwithstanding the rongl. ness of the day and the dust there was a goodly attendance-there being at east ODe hundred and fifty persons on he ground. Through the usual energy and perseverence of Mr F. C. Staer the arrangements for the carrying out of the sports were most complete and satisfactory. The ladies too had their usual refreshment table where the wants of the inaer man were well attended to under Mrs Staer, the Misses Kelly, and Miss Fogarty. The sports were well contested in almost every event, princi pally by local athletes. Indeed, quite aB enjoyable day was spent in spite of the unfavorable weather. MessrsMater,...
District News. ORROROO, March 22. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 23 March 1888
District Wows. ORROEOO, March 22. "We have been experiencing wretched weather lately, all last week being a succession of strong winds and blinding dustorms. Thursday last in particular being a day to be remembered, as from morning till evening the town was com pletely enveloped in dust. A very successful Bazaar in aid of the Roman Catholic Church was held last week, and in spite of the dreadful weather, was well attended. The Annual Catholic Pic Nic was held on St Patrick's Day when a good programme of sports was gone through. The attendance was fair. THORNTON, March 13. A. Sad FATA: 1 v. - » distressing accident o?cured in this neighborhood on Saturday last resulting in the death of a boy four and a half years of age, eldest son of Mr J. Deyle of Oavenagh. it appears that the child was in the habit of taking a walk over the wheat paddock to see his father whs is busily engaged in putting in his crop, and started on this expedition of about half a mile on Saturday afternoon last. N...
Religious Services. SUNDAT, MARCH 25. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 23 March 1888
Strbkes. SUNDAT, MABCH 25. CATHOLIC.-Petersburg-Holy Mass 730 11 a.m. and usual evening service at 7- Holy mass at 8.30 at Lancelot, and at 11 a m at Dawson EPISCOPAL. - Petersburg: Morning Service at 11 a.m. Evening at 7» ifl the church. Lay Reader WESLEYAN-Morning, at II Lay Brother. Evening, at ?.30, Bev W H Hodge 1 HE Dawson Art Union Drawing has been postponed to April 5. A BILLIARD tournament took place last week at the Petersburg Hotel, thp first prize being won by Mr Mclnerney and the second by Mr Williams. An other tournament will take place shortly. FORESTERS' LdfoGE.-We are glad to notice that the local Foresters' Lodg* will be increased this 4reek by the addi tion of 12 new memlxjrs, making a total membership of 35, whilst the names of. a number of new members are to ' proposed. SANITARY MATTERS AT BROKEN HILL.-The typhoid, an outcome of th drainage of this city of smells, recruit. largely and daily. The disease ha? now reached alarming proportion.® An oxodus of suffers ...
PETERSBURG AND COCKBURN. DOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 23 March 1888
PETERSBURG AND COGKBURN. DOWN. PETERSBURG Dawson-road... Oodla Wirra Nackara Paratoo Yunta ... Winnininnie MannahiU Olary Mingary Coekbara Umberunaberka Silverton BROKEN HILL BROKEN HILL Silverton U mber umberka Oockburn Mingary OUry... Manuciiiill Wiauiaimue. Yuuti Paratoo Nackara Oodla Wirra. Dawson-road PETERSBURG dep. UP. ... dep. dep. a.m. 6 40 7 "20 8 0 8 56 9 50 11 11 11 55 2 5 3 40 5 35 6 40 7 53 1 4 9 44 a.m. 12 25 1 37 1 48 3 10 4 5 5 40 7 17 8 20 8 57 9 44 10 33 11 26 11 59 12 58
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 23 March 1888
Soutb Australian Railways EASTER HOLIDATS. ' EXCURSION TICKETS TO SELBOUSNE and Other Victorian Stations. "INCURSION Tickets -will be issued a« under from March 26th to April 6:h, 1888 jCi (inclusive) available for return within TWO MONTHS of the day of issue. These tickets are available by any train (Express included) and the journey can he broken with them. . To From Adelaide * Aldgate Mt. Barker Junction Murray Bridge Coonalpyn Botdertown ... MELBOURNE GEELONG 1st c. 2nd c Jstc. Undc. 8 82 82 6 82 ? 82 73 60 s 52 52 6 52 6 52 6 48 4 40 1 s d 82 6 82 6 81 4 75 11 65 10 52 10 s d 52 6 52 6 52 6 49 6 43 3 35 1 BALLARAT 1st c 2nd c. s d 76 1 72 9 70 10 65 5 55 4 42 4 8 49 47 46 42 36 28 To From Adelaide Aldgate Mt. Barker Junction Murray Bridge ... Coonalpyn. Bordertown ARARAT 1st c. 2nd c 31 8 s d 42 4 40 1 38 10 35 5 29 2 21 0 ST A WELL 1st c. 2nd c. 8 d 61 10 58 6 56 51 41 28 8 d 40 1 37 10 36 7 33 2 27 0 18 9 HORSHAM 1st o. 2nd c. s d 51 9 48 46 41 30 11 18 0 8 d 33 4 31 1 29 10 ...
LITTLE FOLK. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 23 March 1888
LITTLE FOLK. &lt; This thing1 is getting contiguous.' said a bay who hacfbeen several times told to go to bed. ' What do you mean by that ?' asked his father. ' I mean that I shall catch it if I don't move cn.' Too Big a Family-Flossie-Mamma, can I give oue of my dolls to Cicely Wafflssr Mother-Certainly not, Flossie. Why do yen want to ? Flossie. I find that twins are too great a charge. EMANCIPATED He's not of age, this boy of ours In fact, he's only five; Yet of creation's rulers, there's No bigger Iiord alive. Upon his baby brow there sits The very crown and front Of sovereignty-an iron will Is in his naughty ' won't!' Already in. his mind he is A little man-bedigat In knickerbockers, r^ysier* round. Just spoiling for a fight. He orders nurse to clip his hair, Is or spare a single carl; ' I don't want petticoats no more I guess I ain't a girl j Long since, he mastered his mamma, And bullyragged his bonne, | This tiny little tyrant, Ted, "Who's just but breeches on. -Bost...