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BEGGING-LETTER WRITERS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
BEGGING-LETTER WRITERS. Miss Helen Gould, one of the wealthiest and moat philanthropic women in the world, lias adopted a novel * plan to protect herself against the importunities of the begging-letter writer. From time to time she has an analysis of her week's correspondence drawn up and printed. This printed slip is her only reply to all who apply for a share of her millions. In one week Miss Gould received 1303 letters. Of, these 1177 were begging letters, and contained requests ranging from the founding of a colony in Cuba to releasing a watch from pawn. The specific sums mentioned in one week's correspondence amounted to over £300,000.
FRESH AIR. THE BEST MEDICINE ONE CAN TAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
FRESH AIR. THE BEST MEDICINE ONE CAN TAKE. The need for fresli, pure air and plenty of it. is gradually becoming recognised. This is n very important matter and too much stress cannot be laid upon it. Business life is certainly not the ideal life to lead, and those who are couped up in offices and shops during the day should make it an absolute duty, an unbreakable law to spend a part of the evening or preferably the morning in the open air. Don't pack on your back all the available clothing of the hall rack, but simply place on your head a light cap and get you to the nearest open space and let old Boreas bave a struggle with you. We promise you, you will come off victor in more ways than one. Tbue Happiness.—A friend says that no man can know what true happiness is who has never been married and had a mother-in-law and a wife's aunt living in the house with him, and seen them diet
SLOCUM AND THE TIN-TACKS. WEAPONS OF DEFENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
SLOCUM AND THE TIN-TACKS. WEAPONS OF DEFENCE. The utility of the tintack as a weapon of defence ranks high in the opinion of Captain Slocum, tue intrepid mariner who made a voyage round the world by himself some years ago. According to the " Century Magazine," Slocum, on arriving in Magellan's Straits,- was presented with a bag of tacks by the captain of a passing vessel, who smilingly suggested that they would be found useful against the natives of the surrounding islands. The hint was taken, and when, later on, Slocum, worn out with battling against the elements, anchored in Cockburn's Channel in order to get some sleep, he carefully dotted the deck of his tiny craft with tacks, " business end" up, before turning in. The dodge succeeded to perfection. Scarcely had the captain closed his eyes when a lot of savages who had been following him in a couple of canoes stepped on deck—and on the tacks as well. The points running into the soles of their naked feet caused them to set up the...
KITCHENER AND CONDER'S ATTACK. WITH THE BEDOUINS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
KITCHENER AND CONDER'S ATTACK. WITH THE BEDOUINS. Lord Kitchener's first fight was unique in military annals, it being con ducted and won without any men, as the rank and file are, of course, officially termed, and, further, it was the smallest force that ever took part in an engage ment that will undoubtedly find per manent record. It was during the survey of Western Palestine that this double event in Army episodes took place, when Lieu tenants Kitchener and Conder were attacked by a party of Bedouins. The young officers with their revolvers proved too much for the Arabs armed with guns nearly as great in length as Long Tom; but little did either Kit chener or the desert robbers conceive that the day would come when, upon a greater field, there would be a renewal of hostilities—the tall young officer as a triumphant Sirdar, the Arab force to wither a way like ripe corn before the sickle.. Kitchener was the junior of the two officers who fought in the Army's smallest engagement; he...
WHAT IS "COGNAC BRANDY?" A REGENT COURT CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
WHAT IS "COGNAC BRANDY?" A REGENT COURT CASE Some interesting information has lately been given at Dublin concerning the usual composition of brandy, and a grocer- has obtained damages from a firm of merchants for supplying him with cognac brandy which was not of the quality that he ordered. One of the defendants said that the liquor supplied was foreign brandy and was distilled in part from grape juice. In the trade it was called " cognac," but cognac made from Cognac grapes exclusively " did not exist on the market." The jury found that the defendants had contracted to supply "cognac brandy, which is a blend containing a proportion of grape spirit." The evidence given in this case is'not very reassuring. According to the definition accepted or given by the jury, cognac brandy is, says " Lancet," a blend which must contain at least some grape spirit, but it does not appear to matter how small the proportion of this may be. It ought to be thoroughly understood that whisky cannot pro...
DUCHESS OF SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
DUCHESS OF SAXE-COBURC-COTHA. The widowed Duchess of Sare-Coburg Gotba has an income of £6,000 a year from the British Treasury, besides a jointure from the Coburg Ducliy estates. The Bussian estates of the duchess, and her own invested money, and her life allowance from the Imperial Treasury produce an income of about £50,000 a year. It is understood that in future the duchess will spend half of each year in Russia, and the picturesque hunting lodge of Bosenau, in the Thuringian Forest, near Coburg, is to be her summer residence. The wedding present of the Emperor and Empress of Russia to the new Queen of Servia was a necklace and - t.ara of diamonds and emeralds, valued j at £20,000.
Chinese Symbolic Art. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
Chinese Symbolic Art. One unregrettable result of the trouble in China will be a better understanding of Chinese art and ornament among everyday people. They hare truths illustrated in their decoration and ornament which are never varied. There is scarcely a design on pottery, em broidery, or carving that has not its significance, a story behind it which adds a thousand-fold toits value. The dragon alone means so much thut a book could be written on the significance of his different poses. He is Chinese only when his fingers number five, and is easily recognisable as Japanese when two of these are eliminated. A rabbit pounding a mortar, with a cloud of smoke arising, means the moon; butterflies are souls, bats are happiness. When we become alive to'the idea that every ornamental figure expresses a hidden meaning, we will be eager to learn this side of Chinese sentiment.
THE WORLD'S CABLES. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
THE WORLD'S CABLES. The submarine telegraphs of the world number 1,500; their aggregate length is over 170,000 miles, and about 6,000,000 messages are transmitted over them annually. A capital of over £60,000,000 is thus sunk in the bowels of the oceans. The completion of the Pacific cable will finish the girdle round the world, and the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Australia will be linked togethor with a line of wires. There are sixteen cables under the North Atlantic, three under the South Atlantic, three under the Indian Ocean, while the Mediterranean Sea is spanned many times and in many places. In fact, nearly every body of water lying between the inhabited portions of the earth, with the exception of the Pacific, haB been crossed and recrossed many times by submarine telegraph lines. Theoriginnl speed of messages over Transatlantic cables was eight words per minute; now the rate is fifty words, without duplex. The original cost of a message over the same ca...
A STRANGE LAKE IN NEW SOUTH WALES. LAKE GEORGE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
A STRANGE LAKE IN NEW SOUTH WALES. LAKE GEORGE. Lake George, situated about, four miles from tlio railway station at Bun gendore, near Goulburn, has for many years engaged tho attention of scientific men, by reason of the singular and in explicable phenomena connected with it. The estimates of its size vary consider ably according to circumstances, but when moderately full, about twenty by seven miles will bo found about correct. It is about 2,207ft. above sea level, and enclosed on two sides by gigantic, towering mountains, rising in grassy slopes from the water's edge, and assuming vaster and vaster proportions as they recede from it. At either end the land is fully 100ft. above the highest recorded surface of tho lake, which | possesses no known outlot, although it is fed by numerous mountain creeks. The lake was discovered by a bushman in 1820, and was known to the blacks as the " big water." Shortly afterwards it was visited by Governor Macquarie, by whom it was named Lake Geor...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
A.. W. BEER'S Qreat ^learing ... FREE PRESS OFFICE, BOWRAL. Bargains. Bargains. EVERY MACHINE MUST BE SOLD, The following Prices are BTett Cash, but extended easy TIME PAYMENTS may be arranged • LADIES' MACHINES, Hudson, £$. Gilchcster, £■$ ios. . Mosely, £5 Royal Progress, £610s. .Hummer, £9. . . The Royal Progress and Hummer are two really first-class macliines, up-to-date,, easy-running, and thoroughly reliable. GENT'S, MACHINES:— ' New Hudson, £$ 4s. Crescent Chainless, £4 ios. New Hudson, £6 6s. Lucifer (new tyres, doubtless bargain), £0 15s. .; . America (new inner tubes, tyre and rim), £7 ios. Scarlet Runner, free wheel, B.S.A. parts throughout, £9 losr Coronet—new, only used a few times, enamel not marked, beautifully*, fin.-. ished, first-class quality machine, only £12. ■ Federal, 22-in. frame, compact and highly finished. Bargain. £12 tos. Naumann, brand new, elaborately'finished, multifiex. tyres. Complete for £15 15s. BOY'S- MACHINE. Elyria, 20-in. frame, new innner tub...
Australian Widows' Fund. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
Australian "Widows' Fund. Extract fromAustralian InRiiriMieo..and-: ^IfwljltfygJSpcurd,". l?«brn«ry.-.l002::— •..." ; Tlio report, of I ho directors of the Aus ; tralianWidows' Pmid Life Assurance Sn ' ciety Limitodi-for tbo year erided 81st Oc tober last, is tke best 'presented fur- - some,' years past, nr>d together with the valuation'.'! report for the quiii'incnii.iura.will commend., .itself to memb.ora.at ilie. meeting' to be held' on the 23ih" instant. The society mtulo solid-.progress-, thronghoiit the year. The new business ir-.trnnHactcd was tlie largest it has l'ouordud for some, years past ;'claims Ave.ro light, tlie ajunnntofsunoncierstbesmal lest for t'eii vear-,,nii'tliO'.addi|i6n to tlie funds was tlie largest for seven years. As regards the fortclo-ned proper ties in -.the lian-Js ofthe .society, so: drastic was the revaluation made, some years ago tliaO recoveries con . tinneto be made. Taking into account, i"moreover,,the fact that .tlia valuation of the liabili...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
Removed! Removed I . SOUTHALL Haa removed to MORE COMMODIOUS IMIEMI SBS. next to IHIiLcBKOS., Coaoh' Building and'Horse Shoeing oarried out in best BtyJe.. /• ;; , ' rnrai'ED and published by the proprietor, Wn.i.m'. ' Hehk, at I be Free Pre'es Genorn! Pii'nlinn Offico. Bong Bong-street, Bowrdl,.Niiw 8uu:b W&la:* ..
The Irish in Australia. A PRIEST'S SPEECH. MR. O'SULLIVAN'S REPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
The Irish in Australia. A PRIEST'S SPEECH, MR. O'SULLIVAN'S REPLY. At the annual dinner of the Hibernian Australasian Catholic Benefit Society in Sydney, iast week Father' Bun bury, in speaking to the toast of the Australian Nation, gave expression to sentiments which moved Mr. E. W. 'O'Sullivan, the Minister for Works, to. make a very strongly worded speech. Father. Bunbury had lamented the decadence of-the independent . spirit among Irishmen, and the descendants of Irishmen, in Australia. " We are ruled now," he said-, " entirely and directly from the mother coy nt/y.,. and whatever is . die . tated to us by the Imperial Government we must abide by. Our most prominent public men do not seem to have-the spirit to stand up and say that Australia will be a" nation. If we had the Irish spirit and feeling we would carry out that policy here for which our fathers died, and for which our, mothers bled in the old land. You should keep alive here Irish sentiment and Irish feeling. We wish ...
HOW UPRISINGS BEGIN IN THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE. Sidelights on the Situation in China By a Teacher and Missionary Who Has Lived in Pekin for Years. The "Boxers," so-called, are of the Lowest Classes, Beggars, Thieves, and Hoodlums, or "Fier Tu Tzus"—How Riots are Incited by Posters and "Yao Yen," or Gossip. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
HOW UPRISINGS BEGIN IN THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE. Sidelights on the Situation in China By a Teacher and Missionary Who Has Lived in Pekin for Years. The "Boxers," so-called, are of the Lowest Classes, Beggars, Thieves, and Hoodlums, or " Fier Tu Tzus "—How Riots are In cited by Posters and "Yao Yen," or Gossip. There is probably no country in the world that has, and always had, bo many and such large uprisings as the Empire of China. Naturally a people of peace, they are yet a people of war—no, not of war, but of family. squabbles, for their uprisings, except in extreme cases, do not rise to the dignity of war. „ When there is a-strongEmperoratthe head of the Government they are peace ful, but when, as in the present instance, there is a woman on the throne, the whole Empire is turned into a quarrelsome harem, with the Empress-Dowager in the character of the domineering mother-in law, making trouble for the whole world. At such a time rioting, even on a large scale, may be precipitated b...
TWENTIETH CENTURY VERSION. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 5 March 1902
TWENTIETH CENTURY VERSION. Mary had a little puff— Its nose as black as sin, And everywhere that Mary went He stuck his black nose in. He went with her to church one day, And trotted in the pew, And when the parson loudly spoke He barked and at him flew. And then the sexton turned him out, But not till down the aisle He led him such a noisy chase That all the folks did smile. Then round the door he stayed until The parson said " Amen," And Mary came with holy air To hear him bark again. " What makes the dog love Mary s o The curious people cry. " Because she's such a fool with him," The cynics did reply. "And why does she lore puggy so ?" The people cry " Hurray J Because bIib is a girl, yon see, And girls are built that way."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 8 March 1902
" Eliqnottc in AusLiallu " is the tille of a hew' bonlc ju-t published by Win. Uwnks A Co., of Sydney. The author, " A. L.O.A.," hat undoubtedly bucccoiIpA in placinKjn tho hands of the public a work tohieh is of the Rvealeot value, containing 113 it floes inf(irma,lion on every btnnoli of Ausir.il an ttiiuoite. The pvico of tho lipok is &lt;Snly 2/. .oyal. Hotel,.. 1 - ROBERTSON, Tho Leading Hotel in Tow;n. Only BoBt Brands of Wines and Spirits kept. SUPEUIOB ACCOMMODATION, at reasonable rates. First-elans BILLIARD TABLE. Good Stabling, &lt;3rasa PaddooIs3, and Outtlo Yards. . I'BED. OH.AHAM. &lt;62 Proprietor, JV* JEWECEERY: JEWELLEET! Of Use Xatest Design English and American Watches'" kept iu stock. Watches aleaned tram 2/6. Best Main Spring 2/6, Brooah Pins Gd, Watch Glasses, GJ, Engraved name Gd. and 1/. Jewellery made to order. Old Jewellery Bought or Exchanged. ALE. WOfiK GUARANTEED. S. J". MOSS, Opposite Ruthsrforol & Wickham's. BOWRAL. 1075 ...
Military Social. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 8 March 1902
Military Social. B.y for the most successful awl enjovablo social hold it conncction with the Bowral II. Co. 2nd In f.im ry Regiment took place in the School of Art's on Tuesday evening last. Tho wi at.her was delight fully cool and pleasant which wi.b a decided advan tage, adding materially to the comfort of the ilar.cers. Ovot 50 couples nttended the function, niio and all entering into the nature of the proceed ing!) with considerable enthusiasm. The attendance on this occasion just doubled that of the prccoeding military ball, which unfortunately transpired on wet night. Nome 80 of the volunteers wero noticed on Tuesday ni^ht, including Captain - Napier, and Lieutenant Archer. Our braves in their Raj' uniforms added muoh to the ultraotivencss of the gathering and looked renlly well as they waltzed round the Hall. Trooper Geor^o Junes, who jusi returned from Africa was also present in uniform. Iluny ladies attending the b ill were attire 1 in most attractive costumo-i, several ap...
Wedding. ROBERTSON—CHARKER. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 8 March 1902
Wedding. ROBERTSON—CH ABKE R. A quiet wedding was celebrated at St. Airlan's Ohur&lt;jh, /ohuKloncstiCiit, Aiitiandalo, on Wednes. lost. Tllo flantrrtctinfi parties were Sfr, 11. II, Hiibertson,youngest mm of Mr and Mrs. Robert Rob Uobpi'tson.of Bowral unci Mian liilian H Charker, eld - estdauRhter, of Mr. and Mru. Win. Clunker, Imperial Hjirtl, Itowral. The bride, who wna given away. by 1*cr brother, Mr. A. J. Charker, wna attired in her :ravelling costume. Mr. G. 13. Charker was bent »ian. The bridesmaid was Miss Klorrie Charker (lister of the bride). The ltov. F. Heove officiate). The reception was hnld at the residence of Mr. A. Charker, Annandale, and was attended by a few ujtnfivcw and personal friends. 'l'ho customary to'ift &lt; were proposed. A lurnc number of useful and valuhb'e preaentH wore received. The happy couple left Sydney on Thursday afternoon for Katooraha '.tr their honeymoon, after which they will tike up tueir residence at Taralga. We join tUei...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 8 March 1902
WANTED, a good NURSE arced about 20, with1 reference. Apply JlJiS; IIALSTEAD,» WerrinRton,' Burradno.- I'Sl1? ST. JUDE'S. BOWHAL.-On SUNDAY NEXT.. the Archbishop (if Sydney will preiich in aid of the Church Debt. Morning Service 11', evening 7.30; 1211! WANTED", n respectable active Girl to (insist in' ' Kitehen.- Must, understand plain eooI:ini». Apply With references to Jlra. Latreillo, Oaltlands, Miitftgong'.- 1207 17OR SALE-20 good p'tiffocYil fJiiliia, ih 5 varic ties, 3/G;- 80,- in; '?■ varietiex, 5/; '42, In 10'! varieties, 7/0 ; GO, in 11 varieties, 10,G; 100, in 20' varieties, 20/, post free. Cash with order. COl'K' AND SONS, Bowral. . ■ ^ 119* S~[*0'!U^^ COM MEROIAli EDUCATION lor Indies and gentlemen. Accommodotion for boarders.- ST. PAUL'S COLLEGE, BUKAVOOD. • 1175 J7*Ult SALE. —Two ynnng C'JWS in full milk, . very quiet. Also one LADY'S and GENT'S- . MAOK, and one CHILD'S PUN\7, very ..quiet. Also light double-seated BUOUY ami HAHNJJSS. Apply J-. \V. NORMAN-, Butcher, l...
SERVICES TO-MORROW. Church of England. SS. SIMON AND JUDE, BOWR[?]. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 8 March 1902
SERVICES TO-MORROW. Church of England. B's. SIMON AND JUDE, llOWIIAfr. Divine Services, 11 and 7.30 ST'. BTEPIIEN'S, jriTTAGOSO. Services fl' and 7.30 Preacher, Rov. D. Rutlcdcn. tJp.- Mittagong 11, Rarrawang 8', Robertson 7.30 WINOUCXliUJUUKH. , , • . Rev. t)'. TO SimtlV. Methodist Church: liowral'—Bendooloy-street, Mr. D. R'titherford 11 »• Bong B'ong-stroct, Rev. M. Maddertr MDi> Subject " A Brndcit of Snmmor Fruit."' Mittagong, Rev. M. Muddern 11, Mr, W. H. Jotles'* 7.30 Moss Vale, Rev. Rf. Maddern 3 B^ndanoon, Rev. A. \V. Pnrton 11 and 7.301 Penrose, Rev. A. W Parlon 3: Presbyterian Church. - Mittagohfj, I! iWr&l, 3;30'trtid ?.30: Rev. G.- A. Gordonv Roman Catholic Church. B'owral'9, M'ittagong 11 Rov. Fr. Shefidan'.