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GIVING UP THE CIGARETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

GIVING UP THE CIGARETTE. " Did X over tell you how I managed to euro myBclf of the cigarette habit?" asked a man who was formerly an inveterate smoker No, was the reply. " Well," he said, with his neat little lisp, " I have stopped entirely, and it was the easiest thing in tho world. I used to smoke from four to five paukets a day, and some times more. One day I made up my mind I would stop. I do not moan that I would quit smoking, but I mean that I would stop buying them. I smoked tlioso of my friends. Finally it became a bore to my friends to hare me always asking for cigarettes, and they sometimes said they had none. Thus, my charity smokes gradually bueamc quite seldom. Finally there was not a fellow who knew me who would give mo a cigarette. By that time I had got rid of the habit. Ono day I felt I could enjoy one, and I bought a packet before I gave the matter a thought. I lit one, and it actually tasted so badly that I threw it and the packet away. Since then I have never smo...

Publication Title: Bowral Free Press
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HITS AND BITS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

HITS AND BITS: " You've hoard Brown's married ngain ?" "No, has ho? Stupid donkey! Ho didn't dosen'o to loao his first wife." *** " Japan .Buys Bho propones to demolish Cliinn," said Mr. B'vkinn. "She ought to havu our servant girl, "re plied hiB wifo wearily. *«* ' " Tlioro's a bonnot," said the editor's wife," that is a pcrfect poom." " Yes," ho replied aliHcnt-mindedly. " but wo never pay for pootry." "I novor tell my secrets O'er the wire," aaid Mrs. Jonea, " Beoauao I four to say a word Into tho tcllo-phonos." *** " Doctor, don't you think whisky is tlio best thing for this cold of mino ?" " If whisky woro any good tho cold would liavo novor entered your system." V Mrs. Smith (who is reading a humorous papor): I don't see liny fun in theso jokes about big bills for ladies' hats. Mr. Smith: I don't oither. * *** " 'E ain't got no 'air on Mb 'ead," said tho cockney, looking at tho bald man. " ' E ain't got liothin' else but air on 'is 'cad," anid tho other cockney with a laugh. »...

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EVERYTHING DONE BACKWARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

EVERYTHING DONE BACKWARDS. Everything relating to the Orient is of interest. The Chinese do everything back ward. They oxactly reverse the usual order of civilisation. Note first that the Chinese compass points to the south instead of the north. Tho men waar skirts and the women trousers. Tho men carry on ^dressmaking and the women carry burdens. The spoken language of China is not written, and tho written language is not spoken. Books are read backward, and what wo call foot-notes are inserted in the top of the The Chinese surname comes first instead of last. The Chinese shake their own hands instead of the hands of thoso thoy greet. The ChinecB dress in white at funerals, and in mourning at weddings; whilo old womon alwayB servo as bridesmaids. The Chinese launch their vessels sidoways and mount their horscB from the off sido. Tho Chinose begin dinnor with dessert, and end with soup and fish.

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THE ARMY GOING BACKWARD. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

THE ARMY COING BACKWARD While Englishmen on the -whole are stead ily improving in physique,it is rather strange to be told that the Army is just as steadily going backwards. The causo is, thero can bo little doubt, that trade is more prosperous than it used to be, and men who can get good wageB outside will not enter the Army with its necessary restraints of liberty. A man who is under 5ft. 5in. cannot be called a fine soldier, although he may prove a tough cus tomer in a battle; yet though we had only Bixty-five of Buch men in every 1,000 twenty years ago, we now have no fewer than 120. Of men Detween 5ft. 5in. and 5ft. 7in.,'which is not much for a soldier, wo had 240 juBt twenty years ago, and that was enough of them; but now wo liavo no fewer than 370. So that at present half the men are small, while twenty years ago only one-third could be called under-sized. Of men of middle height—who, by the way, are the best in war—we have now only 310 per 1,000, while in the former year wo...

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PARSIMONY WON. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

PARSIMONY WON. \ I.mi Philip III., King of Spain, sent his ambassador to treat with the States of Hol land about thoir independency,ho was shown into an ante chamber, where he waited to see the members of the States pass by. Ho stood for some time, and, seeing none but a parcel of plain-dressed men, with bundles in their hands (which, as many of them came from distant provinces, contained their linen and provisions), he turned to hiB interpreter, and asked, " Whon the StateB would come?" The man replied, " That those were the membors whom hosawgo by." Upon which, ho wrote to the commander-in-chief of the Spanish army, to advise the King to make peace as Boon as possible. In his letter was this remarkable passage:—" I 'expected to have seon in the States a splendid appear uncn;but, instead of that, I saw only a parcel of plain-dressed men, with sensible faces, who came into council with provisions in their hands. - Their parsimony will ruin the King my master in the course of the war...

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THE EMPEROR AND THE BAKER'S WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

THE EMPEROR AND THE BAKER'S WIFE. We are all familiar with the old story of King Alfred nnd tho burnt cnkca. Ho is not, however, tho only king who met with dis courteous trcntniont of this kind. When Rudolf of Hapsburg was omporor of United Germany, it happened onco that, like Haroun al Raschid, of " Arabian Nights " renown, he wont forth incognito through his capital. It was a bittorly cold night, and to warm himself be entered a baker's house and took a place noar tho big oven. His act enraged the baker's wife. She stormed at him and bade him begone, but tho Emperor only laughed at her railing. She seized him by tho jerkin and strove to put him out by main force, but the sovereign only laughed tho loudor. For a moment the good housewife stood speechless with futile rage, and theu a happy thought struck her. Cloao by wna a buokot of ice-cold water. Sho seized this and emp tied it over his head. Tho Emporor now thought it time to fly. His drenched garments were frozen stiff beforo h...

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A WONDERFUL SEAWEED. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

A WONDERFUL SEAWEED. A most extraordinay seaweed is the Nereo custis, the stem of which occasionally at tains a length of 300 feet, though extremely slender, oven at the top, where it is sur mounted by a huge floating bladder six feet or seven feet in length, that affords a favour able resting-place to the sea otter. This plant is found on the north-east coast of America and the opposite shores of Asia. The filiform stem, which is about as thick as pack-throad, suddenly swells above, when two feet or three feet long, into the globoBC bladder, from the top of which springs a tuft of germinate leaves, moBtly rising on five petioles. Ab the plant grows older the stem increases enormously in length, but only slightly in thickness. The globose bladder swells into a turnip Bhaped or retort-liko cylinder, Bix feet long and four feet six inches or more in diameter in the widest part, the lower extremity gradually passing into the Btem. The leaves, which at firat were marked with a few faint...

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ASSOCIATION C.C. FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

ASSOCIATION C.O. FIXTURES. The fixtures for the Kowral Association Cricket Pub ore ns fbllowB i— Feb. 22—Thirlmere at Thirlmere, hall day. March 1—Oarupbelltowo at Bowral, all day. March 8. — Bundanoon at Bowral, half day. March 15.-Disengafqd^ March 22—Burrawang at Burt:awans, half day March 29—Fern dale O.C. (Sydney), ntBo.wral, all •Jay*' March 31—Yaralla O.C. (Sydney), at Bowral, al' day.

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Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

Cricket,. A match tyaa played on Wednesday afternoon |aat an the Surveyors' Camp ^iaket between teams representing tlje Brah«n Knnk and Town clubs, ro mlting in a ■vyin (or the former" ji§oorcs:— BiwriAN Bank. ! - Q Jones b Boavan .. .. H. Bedford h.o.w. b \Yallaco .. ■ 12 H.' Jonesb Boavan ., .. .., 1(1 P. Throsby b Holland .. .. *» 1 , .0. Hill b Holland .. .. i ' - 8-JonesbHolland .. .. .. , 0 II. L. Thirtlo caught " .. .. 13, A. Kiloy b. Boavan .i ... 11 jj. Q'alo run out .. .. , 3 A.' BlomUeld b Beavahi ...... 0" • $. Mills. .. .. .. 0 Sundries .. .. *. 19 Total ... Ill Town. f. McGoocy b Bedford . . 3 . Wallace b 0. Jpnea .. 3 Jj. Baaven c H. Jones b Bedford .. ' 3 F. Shiel b C. Jones .. .. ., 10. •=? Ssqtt b C. Jones .. .. - ... • ft S. Slaok b 0. Jones .. .. .. 0 — Fenton o and b Bedford ... ... 8 H. Holland o Thirlle b 0. Jones . , 1 • _J. Huggett not out .. 6 H. Viokery o Jonoa b Bodford ... 39. . P. Jonea o Jones h 0. Jonoa .. 7 Sundries ... .. 32 1o.t&\ ... .. .....

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

HOUSE-PAINTING, PAPER" HANGING, DECORATING, GRAINING, ETC, Workmanship Qiiajanteed. All Orders Promptly Attended to. Alfred Lees, MERRia^NGnST. (Workshop Opposite Milton House, Bowrnl^ 589 1 BUSHELS..., of BIC BEANS CAN be grown on one plant of TONGAN 13RAN in a suitable climate. Wq h&vo other good things in our cfttalofiuev Send ono shilling stamps for a catalogue and ncknt of mixed flower seeds—100 sorts. HERBERT J. RUMSEV, Seed atvl I'iant Merchant, Boronw. Barber's Creek, N.S.W. ' • i W.FROST and SOU, BUILDERS AND . . . . UNDERTAKERS, Bong Bong-Street and Railway Crescent, Bowral. ESTIMATES FREE. . . . . OH A HUES STRICTLY MODERATE. 050 Tip to Date Boot Making. w. smith, Frost's Buildings, Bong Bong Street, Bowral. All kinds of beat work made to measure. Hnnd sewn liooLH made to order. Best Impairs in town. • " Ladios'Pumpa turned. CMHnmVBotaort^oots^aac-to t^'BUWr at' Storo" Prices. Good Work and Best Material guaranteed. Repairs done same day if required. S FRUIT ASD C...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

A YOVKG LADY'S LIFE SAVED. ' At Panamii, Colombia, by Chamber-, Iain's Colic, Cholera, and Diar rhoea Iteincdy. Dr. Choa. H. Utter, a prominent physician, of Panama, Columbia, in a recent letter states: "Last Sl.arob I had as a patient a young ladylG-years of age who had a very bad attack • of dysentery. Every - thing I prescribed for her proved ineffectual and gliowas growing worse every hour. Her parents ^ere sure she would die. She had become so weak that.she could not turn over in bed. What to do at this oritiottl moment was a study for me, but I thought of Chamberlain's. Colic, Cholera and Uiarthpe llemody and as a, last resort prescribed it. The most wonderful result was effected. Within eight hours she was feeling much better; inside of three days she was upon her feet and at the end of : one week was entirely well." For sale by D. Mor-. ijan, Chemist, Bowral. Removed!. Removed!;: W. SOUTHALL Has removed, to MORE COMMODIOUS PREMI SES noxt to HILL BROS. - Ooaoh "Building and H...

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THE LADY FREE-MASON. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

[ THE LADY FREE-MASON. Woman 1ms ontercil into almost every interest of human life; will alio ever ninko her way, a joyfully accepted comrade, into tlio mysterious gntheiings of tho Free masons? Probably not; tlmro is too much of the lloliemiun independence of the club about the weekly meeting of tbo lodgo to ever allow a majority willingly to admit the moro civilised half of nociety to the gatherings. Yet thero have been women Freemasons— at least, thero has been ono woman Free mason, Elizabeth St. Legcr, daughter of tho first Viscount Donernilo, who died in 1727; and tho story of how she attained that dignity and how she lived up to her vows is well worth telling. The second Viscount Donorailo wan Grand Mastor of Ijoilge N o. 44, composed of tho country gentlemen and wealthy inhabitants of tho peoplo belonging to tlio neighbour hood of Doneraile. Lord Donorailo held the chapters usually in a large hall of his caBtlc, one side »f the hall being separated from an unused dark passage...

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HOW OUR KINGS HAVE DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

HOW OUR KINGS HAVE DIED. It is not only interesting, but instructive, to search the roll of history and investigate the cause of death of our rulors for the laBt thousand years. Previous to the Normnn period, out of fifty Saxon kings forty-eight died a violent death! William the Con queror died from an accident on horseback, William II. was killed by an arrow. Henry I. died of a surfeit of lampreys. Henry II. died of grief at the conduct of his rebellious sons. Richard I., Coour de Lion, died from an arrow wound. John was oitlior poisoned or died of a surfeit of peaches and now ale. Henry III. died, worn out witli tlio trouble of reigning. Edward I. died of dysentery. Edward II. was murdered. Edward III. died of a broken heart. Richard II. was starved to death in prison. Horry IV. died of a " fit," not without suspicion of poison. Henry V. died in convulsions, supposed to have boon caused by poison. Henry VI. was murdered in tlio Tower. Edward IV. died from the results of debauchery...

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Draughts. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

Draughts. The Bowral draught players jpurneyetHo Rober ' ton Pit It on Saturday night last to take part in a match with the. local team, and wero victorious, be ing in the lea'd'by nine.Ram.es, Attho conclusion of play the teams partook ot an abundant supply of choice refreshments, provided by the fiobortop. Park ladieB, after which Mr. T. W. Garrad and Mr'. W. Cooper briefly thanked .the Park team for the hos pitality accorded'them,and hoped is would not be long before anoihor match was arranged,. Mr. H. G. Fraser responded on behalf of the Parkteam, and said although, defeated they.had thgroufjhly enjoyed the match,'and hoped that next time they sast they, would turn the tahle3 on the'fcqvvral team. Messrs. H. Q-. Fraaer and J. Prioe captained the Park and Bowral teams respectively. The BCoreB ^are as ' fol lows :— •" Roajsimw Paiih- Bowiml. J. J, Wood • P. McRae D. Madden . J. McRao. 0. Mcltao J,.Wills .A.'Smi,t^V| R. Whatman., 0. Norman . ■W. Menzies , 11. G. Fraser • $■ *• 4 v....

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CORPSE CANDLE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

CORPSE CANDLE. Tlio superstition of " Cnnwyll Gorph " appears to bo peculiar to South Wales. Thcao mysterious lights wore always con sidered as the forerunners of funerals, and they nrc said to pursue tho exact course to bo taken by the bodies whoso last journeys and final places of earthly repose tlicy were supposed to trace and determine. Tho colour, size, and the distance tho candle was seen to travel above tho ground, indicated tho age and even the sex of the doomed. A red candlo went before the funeral of n male, and n palo ono before that of a female ; a large one going the distance of men's shoulders abovo ground before a full grown person, a small taper travelling low boforo a child. A man cut off in tho full vigour of health and I strength was preceded by an immense flam i beau, A Carmarthen tradition relates that at one time, when a coach was running between Llandilo and Carmarthen, passing by Golden Grove, throe corpse candleB wero observed by tho ridors on the surfaco of...

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DRAWING ROOM MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

' drawing room MEETING. _ A ro.ijs.t pleasant afternoon was. spenl; at- " Fern-, side," the re'aiiienoe.of. B.- Short',. on Monday liiBt, when a number of ladies and gentlemen met by invitation to hear an address by Mi.sa .Pursons, on •.the Mission work in India. RJba .Parsons went' to India in 1888 to.work.as a missionary, and slie has acyuired a great deal of knowledge of the religious customs of the poor unenlightened Indian. 'Some sad accounts she gave or" the performanees the people go throngh, ami the suCerings they endure to appeaso.th'ii;.Rodq,_and were eiiqagh-io make the enlightened world do ail : in itn power to lielp to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ more than ever in that davkencil country. The cruel manner in which tho pirl wjdows are treated was related in all its dreadfulnesK. - In the soc:^;,staie a man "comes .lixat, then his co>v, ami then the woman. The mission aries are doing a good \vo>k, opening resoue hom»s nuil schools,.and homes for widows. • It U ...

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AN UNPLEASANT REMEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

AN UNPLEASANT REMEDY. A writer on lion-hunting tells how Hassan, a quick-witted Somali, found his way out of a very serious difficulty. He had been down in the waterless plains, and wqb on the way home, driving some camels before him. It was a very dry year, and although this was the rainy season, he had been unable to find any water to give his pony. The result was that, having been ridden hard for two or three dayB, with little or no water to drink, the pony succumbcd entirely, and at last lay down about twentymiJeB from the wells. No amount of persuasion, or even beating, would get the creature on its legs again. Hassan was in despair. He knew that thero were no vessels at the wells in which he might carry water back to the pony, and it seemed to him as if nothing could bo done to save it. At last he thought of a plan. He drove the camels at top. speed to the wells, gave them as much water as they could drink, and then hurried them on ng:iin. He found the pony where he had left i...

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TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

TENNIS. The following is the aocount of a very interesting gam§ of tennis played at Jellore on Saturday, loth February, between Jellore and the Mittagong Aua trals, the game proving very'interesting .throughput;.. Jellore led till the sixth set, when Mittagong scored ' a lead, which they, held till the last set, at the end cf,.which Jellore was leading by two games. The game was a friendly one, and bot'i teams expressed their pleasure with the afternoon's sport• MlTWaOSO., JBLI.ore., .Mr. A. White and Mr. Clark v. Messrs. A. Lake and W. Campbell .. .. .. 6,;1 Misses C.: White and. .Harvey v. Misses L.. K.ell, • and By Lake .. ., . . .. .. 3-6-"-, Massrs. H. Campbell and J. Graham v. MeBsrs. J. Late and G. Kell .. .. ..1-6 Misses C. and V. White v. Mrs. Campbell and Mirs Jj. Kell.._ ... .. .. .. B-6. Mr. H. Campbell and Miss Harvey v. Mrs. arid. Mr. Campbell .. .. .. .. 6-3; Miss Harvey and Mr. A. White v. Miss B. Lake and JXr-.J^Laka.... ,. .. ... 6-4 Mibs V. White . and, Miv Gjrahf...

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A WONDERFUL FREAK OF NATURE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

A WONDERFUL FREAK OF NATURE. Among the many . wonderful freakB in nature tlioro can bo none in tho geological lino that can possibly oxcel that known as " Tho Giant's Head." It stands, or rather rcclines, against the face of a cliff at Point Pino9, in Montory county, California, and all who have viewed tho wonder declare it to be tho most colossal as woll as the most marvellous freak in natural sculpturo in ox iBtence. All portions of tho " head " oxcept tho back (which appears to bo " blocked " into tho mctamorphic rocks against which It seems to bo naturally reclining) are as per fect ob though fresh from tho hands of some giant sculptor. The chin, mouth, nonc.eyos and brow arc all porfcct, as is also tho hair, which appears to be gracefully d rawn back from the forohead.The ears are not so " true to life " aB tho other features are, but even in thiB respect no stretch of the imagination is required in order to sue tolerably perfect auricular appendages. Tho bold features, backwar...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902

A \Vorhl Wide ltcpntatioii. Clmrnbcrlnin's Colic, Cholera and. Diarrhoea •RctUPdy Iw <V wcfflilwide veiVutatipn. for ito_ curoc. lit never tailsi nm\ is pleasant and nnfe to take, i'ur &alo tjf £\. Mws&Hi Chemist, Bowral. A SELECT DANCE will be held in the- Oddfel lpws'.Jlall 011 Thursday night next. Dancing [rom 8 to 12. Admission—Gents 1/fi, Ladies free. ,! ' 1 ' nee FOR SALE.—Two young COWS in full milk, very quiet. Also one LADY'iJ and GENT'S' HACK, and one CHILD'S POJJY, very' quiet. Also light double-seated BUGGY'and HARNESS.' Apply J, W. NbHMAN, Butcher, Bowral. NOW OR NEVER.—After a record run of seven years, that artistic and historic gem of Cyclo-, rntna art', the Cyclorama of Jerusalem, Sydney, is about to be dismantled to make way' for fresh( at tractions. Immediately after' Easter, Monday,' or about tho 2nd of April, the Cyclorama will bo closed, for about six weeks to remqvo,. " Jerusalem," and fit up a fresh exhibition. All lovers of Cyclora...

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