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Petersburg Post and Telegraph Office, [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

Petersburg Post and Telegraph Office, The Post and Telegraph Offices and Savings Bank are open ou 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 AILS CLOSE as under. (Dispatched) Adelaide and South, 12.28 a.m. and 8.38 p.m. Ft. Pirie, 6 5 a.m- and 2.23 p.m. daily. Pt Augusta, 2.23 p m. daily. Oodlawirra, Monday, Wednesday, and Fri day, 2 23, p m. Nackara ) Paratoo > 223 pm, daily. O'Leary J Yunta ManuahiU Cockburn Silverton Broken Hill Teetu'pa, 6.5 a.m. daily, Cavenagh and Dawson 2.45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; Parnaroo and Lancelot, 2.23 pan. 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. Oodlawirra, 12 31, p m. Mon. Wed. and ...

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RAINFALL FOR 1883. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

RAINFALL FOE 1888. January nil } February

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Ancient And Modern Garters. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

Aiicieut And Modern Garters, In olden times it was considered the privilege of the bridegroom's friends to pull the garter from the blushing bride's knee immediately after the wedding cere mony, and the man who was .lucky enough to obtain it was looked on with envy by his fellows. This custom was called ' seizing the garter.' and seldom was the privilege denied the young husband's friends. The husband cut a painful figure as lie saw the wife of a few moments in the centre of a struggling crowl of his present friends, each one bent on securing the coveted prize. Nevertheless, he was helpless to resist, and his only solace was the knowledge that he had onoe been engaged in the same struggle. As for the bride, it was her purpose to frus trate the designg of the friendly assailants, and, if possible to get away from them. Coy and shy maidens must have had a terrible time of it in those days. Sir Walter Scott, in the closing chapter of that delightful ro mance, " Querttin Durward," draws...

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LADIES' COLUMN. Silk Stockings. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

LADIES' COLUMN. -T Silk Stoekiugs. Silk stockings are woven in "England^ France, and in this country. Many of the stockings sold as French are made in America or French eilk looms. All .the cheaper stockings in market are of Ameriean make, and many of the best stockings too. Good American stockings of pure silk are worth two dollars and twenty-five cents a pair ; still better stockings of domestic make, un weighted in the dye, are three dollars and fifty cents. There is no special economy in buying American goods, as the fifty percent, of import duty is more than covered by the high price of labor in this country. The next grade of ealk stockings to pure silk are the span silk. These are made of the short silk of the cocoon,' which is usually mixed with a certain small percentage of cotton in the yarn to give it body. The third grade of silk stockings are known to merchants as plaited- silk, These .are simply a cotton stocking with a silk face, and they can be easily recognised by t...

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A Fisherman's Telephone. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

A Fisherman's Telephone. On some parts of tlie coast of Sumatra and the neighbouring islands the fishermen test the depth of the sea, and also the nature of the sea-bottom by the noises they hear on ap plying the ear to one end of an oar, of which the other end is plunged in the water. At a depth of twenty-three feet and less the sound ia a crepitation similar to that pro duced when salt is thrown on burning char coal ; at fifty feet it 'is like the ticking of a watch, the tic-tac being more or less rapid according to whether the bottom is entirely of coral or alternately of coral and mud or of sand. If the bottom is entirely of sand, the sound is clear; if of mud it resembles the humming of a swarm of bees. On darl? nights the fishermen select their fishery grounds accord ing to these indications. S. L. Barrett, an electrician, was sentenced to jail in in Houston, Texas, for a period of twenty days for using a pistol in the couniy court-house. While in jail he invented an instrumen...

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POPULAR SCIENCE. Scientific Scraps. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

POPULAR SCIENCE. Scientific Scraps. All the good qualities of the metals seem, to he contained in aluminium, and engineering will he amazingly benefitted if it C^TL be cheaply produced- It is only one-third as ? heavy as iron, and yet very tough. It has a very low melting point, and hence can be cast with great facility, and besides it works well under the hammer. The changes which would be permitted in the. construction of engines, boilers, hulls, &c., by the use of a meral only one-third as heavy as iron can readily be imagined. The solution of serial navigation, if ever reached, will probably depend upon the use of this metal. Photographic plates can now be prepared which are more sensitive to .light than even the human retina; they subserve an excellent purpose in astronomical photography, for by their use it is possible to map out stars in the heavens which are so dim as to be totally in visible to the eye looking through the tele scope. The plate is fixed and allowed t...

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A Lone Star Bo-Peep. (CONCLUDED. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

A Lose Star Bo-Peep, BY HOWARD EEELY (CONCLUDED. The following morning, as Judge Natchez, who comprehended under one large hat-brim S3 much of the professional ability of Goncho, turned Eis face homeward, there was an air of dejection about his bearing, and a flavor of delinquency in the swift canter into which he at once lashed his" unambitious pony. It is very "likely that this gloomy exterior was the outcome ot certain reserves, professional and pecuniary,- that the gentleman had recently sustained. Notwithstanding copious draughts of the inspiration which, according to Miss Natchez, ' pop' was wont to imbibe, his earnest eloquence in behalf of his client was unappreciated, and Bill Darcy had been sentenced to be hung. And the legal gentleman's efforts to drown his chagrin in the enticements of 'Mexican monte,'- during the previous eveaing.ormore precisely, to 'even up with the Almighty,' as he profanely re marked, on sitting down to the deal board, had unfortunately resulted in ...

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PERSONALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

PERSONALITIES. J Marlborough's genius flowered late. He | was fifty-two years of age whea he became Commander-in-Chief of the Eritish Aimy and Master-General of the Ordaancj, and was dignified with the Order of the Garter, I and his astonishing career of military glory lasted less than ten years. Marion Crawford tells this story of Oscar Wilde:-'Oscar,' says lie, 'came into my study one day and sat down at a table, leaning his head heavily upon his hand.' Here Crawford dropped into Wilde's position. ' And he said, ' Ah, Crawford, Crawford, I am feeling very sad to-night. One half the world does not believe in God, a ad the other hn?f does not believe in me.''-Rochester Union. The leaders of Young Ireland were often likened to the men of the great JYeneh Revo lution. Gavan Duffy was the Vergniaud, the organiser and inspirer. Meagher, in his beautiful youth, and with the passionate fer vour of his eloquence, was the St. Just, with out his cruelty. John Mitchell, strong in words and po...

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TALE. The Power of Love. A STORY FOUND AMONG THE POMPEIAN PAPYRI. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

TALE. -m&m. The Power of Loye.' -i A STOS.T FOUND A3IOSG THE POiEPEIAN PAPYEI. [Daring the excavations made ?n the pre sence of the King of KTaples, in 1315, a fresco of angular beauty was discovered, represent ing a, group of nymphs -with their eyes turned toward a central figure. Behind the latter a youthful Love, bending gracefully at her sar, appedred to be whispering some mystery. The sprightly, eager pose of the little whisperer, the delightful drawings of the nymphs, and even the dazzling colors, that seventeen centuries had left undimmed, attracted every artist and connoisseur. Of conrse, the Italian imagination hastened to dieoover an explanation and a history for the incomparable picture. Every day brought forth anew theory, but all lacked the essen tial character of probability. The story of the mysterious fresco was not destined to everlasting secrecy, however. In 1836 one of the papyris now s© admirably de ciphered by the system of Collini, on being opened, disp...

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POETRY. THE LAST STRING. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

POETRY. TBT, iAST STBIKG . [?EOH THE GEHMA.K OF <JCSTAVE HAETWIO.] " Off with it, oia fellow, before yon fitert! A glass of good wine will cheer your heart. The night is cold, you have far to go, deep on ike track lies the drifted snow. "Soocl night I'' Oat from the revel smarm, .ync (jug(,5 fiddle tucked under his aim. Out from the room, hot, steaming, low, Stepped the fiddler-rptma him ail ice and snow. Jiisfc as his bow he'had stontlyCpliedr" S© fietra tie street does he briskly stride. Bis home is distant s»i»e serea railej good, Ttat a Starter errt ltas through tie ttooS. "<K6a6<5«85 what e»'td 5 It chDla me b6? 3tody«a9txnc! SiuwAitomoSrilg*! SBanpV®» Horn fiat I «f dmt SX(M fkftt setf-aoM md kave sped.' pi£ fcy fee atasa. the pia« treae throw veto t&aflav* dark w«t tke sleeted snow; it! not fa hashed u death, saro where A TkUfrg Vautefc «rash«s through t&* air. qfce- Sfifficr; «. *erey ma is he, t*t h* hwtn in Ms pocket clink t...

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THE CORPORATION BALANCE SHEET. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

THE CORPORATION BALANCE SHEET. TO THE EDITOR. Sik,-What is the mystery that surrounds this Balance Sheet ? That there is a mystery is evident to all-then why not get to the bottopaofit? I do not profess to be an ac countant and perhaps that accounts for my not being able to understand the balance sheet which the -auditors hare signed and the Corporation passed, but thoBe who do under stand the figures are proving (to their satis faction} that the whole thing is rotten. There are rumours as to the Council having had another balance sheet prepared by the new Town Clerk, but why is the thing kept so quiet and obstacles put in the way of the ratepayers who require information, as at a recent Corporation meeting when a ratepayer desired to ask a simple question as to the balance sheet and was told he would have to give a months notice before doing so. I am, Sir, etc., KEEP IT DARE.

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Story of a "Genuine Stradivarius." [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

Story of a " Genuine Stradivarlus." Many are the frauds practised by man upon bis fellow, by their circumstances exciting our just anger and disgust, or affording us some amusement, and calling forth some such re mark as ' Serve him right!' with a feeling of pleasure at the success of the deception Of most ingenious and well-plotted attempts to deceive a- fellow-man the following is an ex ample, illustrating to a great degree the weakness of human nature, and shewing in the chief actor an intimate acquaintance with such weakness, and a great ability in the or ganisation of a means which would deceive even the ' would-be deceiver.' Frauds in which violins have been . the medium of deception have been, occasionally read of in the London papers, but the suffer ers have been respectable business firms with whom a worthless instrument, in a case, has been left as temporary security for a purchase made. In the story about to be related, however, one cannot but say of the dupe, j ' Serve h...

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Correspondence. [We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents.—ED.] THE PETERSBURG PUBLIC READING ROOM. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

Correspondence. £Wc do not necessarily endorse (ha opinions of oar correspondents.-ED,] THE PETERSBURG PUBLIC BEADING BOOM. TO THE EDITOR. SIR,-Arriving as a stranger in yonr town of many attractions to visitors, on Monday evening last, and wishing to pass away an hour or two I soughtwhat should be a place of public resort, vis, your localrejyling room. Now I have heard that that room was never the best of its kind so for as reading matter was concerned bnt I was not previously aware that the daily papers were not regu larly placed en the table for perusal *by the public. Nevertheless, such is the ease, as patronisers of the room must have discovered. On the evening in question a masterly air of disorder pervaded the whole apartment, the papers-what there are of them-looking as though they had not been tidily arranged since the Institute was built, and it would certainly be an act of charity worthy the subscribers to such an edifice to devote an occasional evening to straightening m...

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ART & LITERATURE. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

ART & LITERATURE. Every quarter of the globe is ransacked for the materials-animal, vegetable, and mineral -employed in the manufacture of the colors one finds in a paint-box. From the cochineal insect are obtained the gorgeous carmines, as well as the ciimson, scarlet and purple lakes. Sephia is the inky iluid discharged by the cuttle-fiih te render the wator opaque for its own concealment when attacked. Ivory black and bone-black are made out of ivory chips. The exquisite Prussian blue is got by fusing horses' hoofs and other refuse animal matter with impure potassium carbonate. It was discovered by an accident. In the vegetable kingdom are included the lakes, derived from roots, barks and gums. Blue black is from the charcoal of the vine stalk. Lamp-black is soot from certain resinous substances. From the madder-plant, which grows in BLindosfcan, is manufactured Turkey red. Gamboge c Jmes from the yellow sap of a tree, which the natives of Siam eaten in oocoanut-s-hells. ...

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District News. DAWSON, March 20. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

District News. DAWSON, March 20. A large meeting was held at the Dawson Hotel, Dawson, on March 17, to discuss matters relating to the Coglin District Council. Mr C. W. Dowden, who was in the chair, referred to the onesided way in which the Councillors were appointed. Nearly all were in the southern end of the district, and it was feared they would seek to hold the Council meetings in Lancelot in stead of at Dawson, which was the centre of the district. Paratoo, by some means, was not represented, although Mr James Dalton WOB recommended to the Commissioner for appointment!. Mr S, Meehan handed m ». letter from the Commissioner of Crown Lands, dated March 1, stating that Mr James Burdon was appointed for Paratoo, but strange to say no one had seen his ap pointment in the " Gazette". Mr J?. C. Staer thought that it would be far better to have the district divided, cutting off Giim bowie, Parnaroo, and Hardy, as be did not think the whole district as it is would work together. It is t...

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GLADSTONE INSOLVENCY COURT MANAGEMENT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE "REGISTER" [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

GLADSTONE INSOLVENCY COURT MANAGEMENT. TO THE EDITOR or THB " kkgisteb" Sir-Pressure of business. has prevented as writing to endorse the letter of Mr Siek mann respecting above. While we have not gone to such pains to ascertain the actual cost to estates in the winding np of Barae bj the Court, we are of opinion that there is great room for improvement in the existing state of things. Either the machinery of the Courtis excessively clumsy and expensive, or the working of that machinery is per formed in such a manner that the less those interested employ it the greater will be their dividends* Our own experience leads us to the conclusion that if a debtor -offers Ss. in the pound on an estate that should pay 10B. it is better to accept rather than let it go through the Insolvency Court. Mr Siek mann's figures amply demonstrate this con clusion. We are of opinion that when an in solvent has a number of creditors, and there is a fair amount for realization, they should in common fairn...

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BURRA. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 30 March 1888

BURBA. The Rey G. E. Bowe delivered a lecture in the Wesleyan Lecture Hall,- Kooringa3 the other evening on "'Pea, Ink and Paper." There was a fair attendance, and the lec ture, which seemed to be an advertisement lor the " Christian Weekly/' was. listened to with attention, and at the conclusion the rev, gentleman received a vote of thanks. The Bev, H, T. Buigess occupied the chair* The Prospectus of the Barra Burra Man* ganese and Silver Mining Syndicate is out^ and the shares are going off really faster than were expected. The venture is the result of a desire to work the old Iron Mite about 6 miles to the west of Burra. The assays have convinced the vendors that profit can be made fr#m working the property I -

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District News. LANCELOT. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888

District Mews* LANCELOT. Oil Sunday last the Rev W. H. Hodge conducted services here and on Monday a new idea was introduced for disposing" of the gifts, An admission of Is was charged) each ticket holder get ting a prize of that value)which caused great amusement,as several young mien received ladies' clothing. The meeting was interspersed with songs and glees by ladies and gentlemen. Mr H. Pomeroy opened the proceedings with an overture on the orgafl and after a short speech by Mr Hodge, Mr Pome . roy gave a song '. You were a friend to me," The Misses Oke sank " Tired'' in .» very pleasing manner, and a Glee entitled School Life" was very nicely. given by nine children. A part song by Mr Hancey was followed bj " Home Sweet Home." sting by Miss Hallett. and the Rev W. H. Hodge and Mr Pomeroy brought the meeting to a close by singing " Nearer Home/' A coffee supper was then got ready by the ladies and all enjoyed a good closing feast. The total amount realised was £9 9s 9d, and the...

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The Petersburg Times, ORROROO CHRONICLE AND NORTHERN ADVERTISER. FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1888. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888

IPEFETSLRRURG CINRAS* ORROROO CHRONICLE ANDNORTUERN ADVERTISER. FRIDAY; APRIL 6, 1888 The cable tells lis that a Council of women is at the present time sitting in . Washington, and that resolutions have been passed in. favor of female suffrage, and the improvement of the social and political status of women. The fact that twohundred women have assembled as delegates to carry out this pro gramme of enlarged duties renders it unnecessary to say anything as to the advisableness of their coming together. The fact is, that they are together and the direction criticism should now take should be to help them to prudent conclusions. The importance of the meeting is not wholly confined to America. Symptoms of the approach of a similar state of things exist among ourselves, and are being encouraged by our most experienced statesmen. There ; cannot be a doubt that there are many walks of life from which women are I now excluded in which they might serve themselves and serve the world. The day...

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Religious Services. SUNDAY, APRIL 1. [Newspaper Article] — Petersburg Times — 6 April 1888

§le%iaus Strfarcts. SUNDAY, APHID 1. CATHOLIC.-Petersburg-Holy Mass 11 a.m. and usual evening service at 7 Holy mass at 8.30 at Lancelot^ EPISCOPAL. - Petersburg: Morning Service at 11 a.m. Evening at *J,. in the church. lay Reader

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