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KRUPP GUNS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902
KRUPP GUNS. The first Krupp steel gun, says the ' St. James' Gazette,' is more than half a century old. It was tried in Paris, and with such success that the last Napoleon wanted 800 of them at once. Herr Krupp refused the order, and 20 years later his gun played havoc with the Empire of Napoleon, working with deadly effect at the siege of Paris. Ten years after that event, the first 100-ton steel gun was shown at Dussendorf, and since then the Krupp works have never known un idle day. All the world over the guns, have gone. The first big consign ment was to the Khedive of Egypt. To day there are 25,000 guns in 84 States, all made at Essen, and what this means, or may one day mean, may be imagined from the fact that the first gun of a certain type took six months of nights and days to make, and cost over £20,000.
ARTIFICIAL TEETH MADE NATURAL. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902
ARTIFICIAL TEETH MADE NATURAL. A Russian druggist has made a dis covery which promises to revolutionise modern dentistry. He has found a method by which artificial teeth can be made to attach themselves more firmly and permanently to the jaws than the natural teeth whose place they take. The teeth, which are of metal, porcelain, or gutta-percha, are perforated in several places at the root, and corresponding holes are made in the jaw of the recipient. When the teeth have been in position for a little time it is found that they are connected with the jaw by means of a growth, which strenghtens and hardens until the tootb can be inserted and filed months, or even years, after the natural ones have disappeared. The necessity of having holes bored in the jaws is a formidable drawback to a really valuable discovery.
GERMANY AND THE WEST INDIES. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902
GERMANY AND THE WEST INDIES. A correspondent telegraphing to .'The Times ' from New York on May 6, says: ' It is general talk here that German; is endeavouring to extend her sphere of influence to the West Indies, and rumours are'afloat that it is sought to accomplish this by obtaining a footing in one or two of these islands. The latest rumour is that the Germans are desirous of acquiring the rights of an American company here which for years has been the collector of the revenue in one of those islands with powers resembling those of the Caisse de la Dette in Egypt, the ultimate object of this scheme being to establish a coaling station in that island, which is known to possess one of the finest bays in the world.
GAVE HIM THE CHOICE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 19 February 1902
GAVE HIM THE CHOICE. The late Mr. Archibald Forbes, the famous war correspondent, began hiB career as a lecturer at a small town in Scotland. He was very nervous, and asked the janitor at the hall to let him in by a side door in order thut he might avoid the crash. 'Yeneed na mind,' replied the func tionary ; ' there's na crood.' This was no more than the truth. A bored commercial traveller, he found, composed the audience. Forbes waited awhile, and no one else approaching, he said to the ' audience'— ' Will you have the lecture, or will you have a drink V ' A drink,' said the traveller.
Sixpenny Telegrams. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
Sixpenny Telegraoi§, The statement of the Postmaster-Gen eral that be intended to pnnfer the boon of sixpenny telogiaras upon tho cities of the Commonwealth, with, a minimum charge of ninepeuce for messages withiu a State, arid, of one shilling for inter-Btnfo messages, turns out to be a somewhat delusive pro mise. According to- the scale of charges contained in the Post and Telegraph Bill now before tho Senate, ■ the: name\an;d ad dress of person to whom the telegram is to be sent, and . the siguatnro of the sender-are included in the number, of words for theso charges. ' , Bicycles bought, sold, .exchanged^ re paired, hired.out by the hotir, day.week, or month, All accessories stocked. A. W. Beer's Bowral Bicycle Depot, Free Press Office. The.Bplendid sum of nearly £125 was realised at . the Garden-.Pete on Wednesday. A €ur« for €!iol«ira Infantum. " Last May," Bays Mr. Curtis Bnker, of Boolt walter, 0., U.S.A., " an infant child ol our neigh bour's was suffering from Cholera Infa...
Dr. Muskett's New Work. THE ILLUSTRATED AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL GUIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
Dr. Muskett's New Work. ILLUSTRATED AUSTRALIAN 'MEDICAL GUIDE. It happens to many of ns in' horaelife, in tlie city, sometimes in the township, but more often at a distance from both, where a doctor ia ouly available after a long ride or drive, that weary hours of siisponso and anxiety are endured, both by frieud and patient, aud that a malady becomes aggra vated from want of prompt and intelligent, attention,, or of hoiiio simple remedy to re lieve p'aia, or stay the advance of sickness, Many lives are now yearly saved through the excellent sj'stern of popular instruction imparted; by First Aid As-ociatioiiF, but this refers almost exclusively to accidents and iujurias requiring surgical treatment. No book, however, has yet been published which treats of the many diseases to which Australian flesh is heir. Certainly there are household medical works of excellence, but these are Dot written for Australians. These clever authors were ignorant of the conditions of life that provailher...
A. END H. SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
/END H. SOCIETY. In -accordance with announcement the twenty-second annual show, in connection with the Robertson A. and H. Society,' will be held on the Society's grounds on Thurs day and Friday of next woelc, and there is every indication of a good show being held. As is usual on all previous .occasions the cattle section will bo well filled. Additional classes ;have been added this year, thus making - it more attractive. All prize takers in this section will be ou the ground the second day of show, thus affording visitors au opportunity of seeing for them selves the improvement that has been tuade by wuy:--of breeding -'during the last few years; .-For the eeooud day the usual ring events number some 25 or more, and entries for these are coming in well. In the pavil lion numerous classes have been added, and will doubtless draw forth many entries, therefore* judging on a whole, and with fine weather, there id every prospect of a good successful show. Mr. Alex. Campbell, M.P. has ...
ROBERTSON. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
A meeting was'held oti Thursday evening to consider.in what form the opening of the new Methodist Church should take. Services will.be conducted iu the clmruh on Sunday, .March 1.6;h niid oil the/following day (Mod day)&rpublic tea will be held in the School, of Arrts, to. be followed by.a public meeting. inHb&'uhiuch when addresses will be de livered by: several clergyrneu.. .Several seie.otip.ns will" also be specially rendered by the phoiF,;.; Coiiiiiiittees have beeu forraod to carKy.out'airarrangfcmeniis.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
Bkreima Distkict A.H. & I, Society. -@s© ANNUAL SHOW WILL BE HELD ON THE SHOWGROUND, MOSS VALE, Oq March 6, 7, and 8, (902, Grand HjiDting and Jumping Contests: Sheep Dog Trial. Entries plose on Thursday, Feb. "27th, 1902. JAS, YEO, Hon. Sec. P,7§ ' (VIOST PEQPLi KNOW And, most p^obabty YOU „ KNOW Rutherford and Wickham a, cojntroually in.ci;easipg trade ispropf- of Ojur being op, thjs. £ jElIGHT BASIS, $p,do, business, and that we are. giving, it careful and personal; attention. We solicit a trial order. ( ^.iye us. the. pleasure. oj[ your business during next week, or for next month. SjYe are confident the result wrill be in your favog. &lt; RUTHERFORD & WICKHANt Greneral; Merchants, 9JT&. Cecil Comfitori:.. Pueii.8 Received, ps Yipited; in. Bowral' and District.. PIANOFORTE^ ORGAN, AND SINGING;. prepared fpr Cgllege and University Examinations in; Tbeo^etjQal; apd ^ra.Qtical Music,t Addiies? :: Post Office, IJowbaj.,. (■•) ESTABLISHED. 1853.. AUSTR...
WATER SUPPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
WATER SUPPLY. The initial steps have been taken to wards providing this.town with a supply of pure fresh water ; an engineer having been sent down a' fortnighi ago by the Water and Sewerage Board who made the necessary surveys and computations when everything we are given to under stand connected with the scheme proved highly/favorable. The supply is to be drawn from the Nattai Creek; which has its source from the Gib hill. The flow of water in the stream at the present time is equal to. 300 gallons per hour, which is satisfactory considering that this is the driest season that has been experienced within the recollection of the oldest resi dent, and the driest we are likely to have for. many years to come. This supply, with a reservoir capable of storing a few million gallons, it is estimated, would serve Mittagong until the population reaches ten times what it is at present. On the site where it is proposed to, con struct the reservoir a bottom of solid rock has been struck at a d...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
The beat nndicine known is S5AUHER ift SQNS I EUCAIjV PTI KXTRAC T. Test its eminent powers ful eltecta in coughn, ccWs, ititliion^a, the relief is instantaneous. Iq serious cases, unci accidents of i^ll kinds, ba they wounds, burns, scaldings, bruises, jprains, it is tbc safest remedy—no swelling—no inflammation. L^ko surprising effects produced in croup, diptheria, bronchitis, inflammation of lungs, swelling, &e., diarrhoea, dysentery, disenses of kid neys and urinary organs. SANDER, AND SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT 13 in nso at hospitals and medical clinics all over the globs; patronised by His Afajesty the King of Italy; crowned with medals ) ' and diplomas at International' Exhibition, Amstor d ira. Trust in this approved article and reject all others.
THE FREE PRESS. Published in Bowral, Mittagong, and Robertson. Saturday, February 21, 1902. DIVORCE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
THE- FREE PRESS, Published in Bowral, Alittagong, and Robertson. Saturday, February 21, 1902. DIVORCE, The bonds of matrimony would seem to. be borne with great reluctance in New South Wales. At any rate, there is a steady boon? in dissolutions, and a sub stantial deciirie in marriage ceremonies. Here are a few figures which indicate the breaking up. of the happy ho'meOne marriage in 36 is sundered in New South Wales; 1 in 74 in Victoria ; 1 in 263 in Tasmania; x in 400 in South Australia; 1 in 435 in Queensland: 1 in 555 in West Australia. This heavy lead in New South Wales is only excelled in Switzerland and certain American States. In the United Kingdom the proportion is 1 m 909, while in Canada it is as light as one in 2500. The facility with which the married couples may let themselves loose on so 1 ciety in this country was secured by the late Sir Alfred'Stephen, whose experience of divorce laws and practice, extended over 50 years. The late chief justice took the view that it...
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. The usual fortnightly meeting was held on Wednesday evening, Present! Aid. Mealing, Westburyi Leighton, Parkinson, and Merrifield. Correspondence. From W. C. McDonaTd, tendering his resignation as an alderman, on account of leaving the district.—Resignation was ac cepted on the motion of Aid. Merrifield and Parkinson. From Council Clerk, Bowral, stating that a letter having been received by his council from a Mr. Hodgson, of Sydney, complaining that those of the working class who might bring their families to the district for a change could not return to Sydney in time to commence their work, and that therefore the present train service froni these towns is not in the in terest of the working classes, his council had carried the following resolution^.— That the Railway Commissioners he ask ed to expedite the arrival of the Monday morning train, so as to reach the city be fore 9 a.m., and that the' neighboring councils be asked to co-operate.—Decid ed to co-operate...
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
ITEMS OF INTEREST. Last year prizes were given for chip-car ; ving at the B.D.A.H. and X, Society's, Sbow at Mobs Yale, bat inadvertently omitted from this year's schedule. However, Mr. Gavin. George informs us that bo is taking steps to have same reinstated, which, we are 6nfe will be regarded as good news by our : enthusiastic chip-carvers in Bowral. A popular Missionary meeting is adver tised to be held in the Bendopley.-street Methodist Church on Monday evening.. The lecturer, Rev. E. J. Piper, lived for several years in South West China, and has a.n amusing and thrilling story to tell j of the customs and life of the Chinese people. Five ladies. a.nd;gentlemen dress ed in rich celestial robes are to assist at the meeting, and should give some idea of the costumes worn by officials, gentry, and villagers of mysterious China.. Opium and brass tobacco pipes, boxer's weapons, an instrument described -as a '"remarkable Chinese invention," and other curios, will be: explained:, by th...
Garden Fete. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
Garden Fete. The annual Qarden Fete in connection with SS. Simon and Jude's Church, Bow ral, was held in the gVounds of Meril bah " (kindly lent by flliss B.renap), last Wednesday afternoon and evening. The spot chosen for the fete was an ideal one. Gaily decorated and well-stocked stalls, | distributed among the beautiful trees and | foliage of the place, presented quite a pic turesque appearance. Flags arid bunting were'also suspended between the trees, adding greatly to the scenic display. As the time of opening approached, and long after, a continual stream of carriages, cabs, and sociable^ released their occu pants in the vicinity of the fete, the atten dance for the day being very large. Mr. Joe Gregory's sociables, which were pro j vided gratis, were freely availed of, the drive being much appreciated, as the day I was exceedingly hot. The presence of a band at the function was greatly missed. On previous occasions Mrs. Hill has gen erously provided the musical portion, and. ...
Missionary Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
Missionary Bfleetaaxg;. The annual foreign missionary meeting was held in the Bendooley-street ^Metho dist Church; Bowral, on Wednesday even ting last. After a hymn and prayer, the Rev. M. Maddern read the annual report of the Bowral branch, which was satisfac tory. The Rev. E. J. Piper, from China, was then called upon to deliver an ad dress. Mr. Piper has spent' many years as a missionary in the land of the Celes tials, and during this time has had an ex cellent opportunity of getting an insight into their customs and ideas. They had been tolcl that all the Wctrs in China had been Gaused by Christian inflnence, but it was not so., The missionaries were tlie best friends of the Chinese, and had en tered-their homes, healed their sicknesses, arid brought the sunshine of the Gospel of ;Christ into many lives. The cause of all the bloodshed of recent years would have to-be. sought far back in the forties, .when England went to war with China to try and compel her to open her ports - t...
HANDLING FARM YARD MANURE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 22 February 1902
HANDLING FARM YARD MANURE. Upon this subject a correspondent of £he " American Agriculturalist " writes ; —" I have obtained the best results by hauling out manure and making in piles in the autumn, when other work is not crowding. I clean out my-stables thor oughly, adding all the loose chaff and straw of the thrashing yard. It is not at all necessary that the straw be rolled when put out. I put five loads in a heap. With a road scraper I go over the farm yard, and with the scrapings cover the heaps to a depth of about 6 inches, leav ing them flat on top, that through the winter the'water may soak in and rot the ;■ manure.- After ploughing in the spring I fun the harrow over to level the ground, then spread the manure and earth from 'the heaps. It gels well mixed in the handling. I spread as evenly as posbible, then go over with a cultivator and follow this with a harrow. This leaves the ground in as fine'condition as can he des-. ired. This past season, on land prepared this way, ...