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THE TRAITOR OF GENERAL GORDON HANGED. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
TRAITOll OF GENERAL GORDON HAMED. Details of the fall of Khartoum state that the Mahdi's troops entered it early on the morning of the 26 th January : Faragh Pasha opened the two gates 011 the south wall of the fortifications. General Gordon, hearing the tumult, left his palace, armed with a sword andaxe,with 20cavasbas. They met a party of the rebels, who at once fired a volley, killing General Gordon on the spot. The Mahdi hanged Faragh Pasha shortly after entering the palace. The Times, reviewing the situation, says it is serious, and demands the exercise of all the quali ties for which Lord Wolseley is distinguished. It is expected that Colonel Brackenbury will be instructed to establish himself at Abu Hemed, towards which he is now proceeding in order to open the caravan route to Koros san. The Times deprecates any condemna tion of Lord Wolseley and says that the real blame rests with those responsible for be ginning the campaign so late with an insuffi cient number, and going ...
HOW THE SOUDAN AFFAIR ORIGINATED. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
HOW THE SOUDAN AFFAIR ORIGI NATED. Nubsk (W. B. Q., reflectively)-. There is some tiling amiss with that girl, she sits moping away there one-half of her time. However, she eats, drinks, and sleeps well. J can scarcely make her out (picking up a letter from a friend) I Dear me! How fortunate ! Just the very thing ! The girl wants liven ing up. 1 will see what she says. (Aloud.) My dear! Addressing Miss New South Wales.) How would you like to go to the Soudan ? Miss N.S.W. (jumping up excit edly) : Oh, Nurse, Wouldn't I just like to go ! I know I wouldn't be of much use to mother in Egypt, but I feel sure she would be pleased to see me there. Nurse: Well, we will see. Unfortunately that Doctor Parliament is so very precise; you know very well he don't like me taking anything on my own shoulders, and, as he says, whenever anyone does anything with out/his advice, it might ruin their constitu tion. Miss N.S.W. (impatiently): Oh, bother my constitution J Nurse: It is all very well sayin...
ST. BERNARD DOGS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
ST. BERNARD DOGS. St. Bernard dogs are essentially " good'' dogs. Indeed many of them never commit the most venial sin. Their saintlike natures may however be easily spoiled. A St. Ber nard will not staud being put on a chain. Give him his liberty, trust him, and lie will rival in his gentleness the very monks that reared his race ; chain him up and he will become a perfect Cerberus. A certain fine St. Bernard was celebrated for his charming manners, aud he was beloved both by rich and poor. During the absense of his mas ter, he was for some time chained in a yard. At last his master sent for him, with orders that he was to travel in the.guard's van.The dog was moody and sullen . during the early part of the journey ; but,, when the guard began to put on the brake, the brute flew savagely ab him, and, if his chain had been a few inches longer, would undoubtedly have worried him. The poor beast's tem per had gone for ever, a^i.d lie had to be de stroyed shortly afterwards.' Youug St....
HIS OTHER NAME. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
HIS OTHER NAME. The World hopes that Prince George of Wales will remember in his and his brother's •- f irl'Lcoming account of their travels the fol ding incident of the ball given at Mel fa urne in honor of the two princes :—Early j ^the"evening Prince George, having strayed ' from the rest of his party, was strolling listlessly round the ballroom by himself. A young lady, seeing a boy in midshipman's uniform wandering about alone, went up and offered to introduce him to any«ladies pre sent if he wished to dance. The young prince accepted, and the lady proceeded to find his name. " George," replied he. "But George what?" she asked him. Rather taken aback, the boy again answered, " George," " Don't you know your own name ?" the lady was on the point of say ing, when it suddenly occurred to her that this was one of the guests of the evening; so, taking him under her own wing, she was not as general in her introductions as she had at first intended.
A COOL CUSTOMER. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
A COOL CUSTOMER. One of the coolest samples of rough and ready surgery we have heard of occurred in Granville last week, soys the Cumberland Mer cury ,and it is clear that no matterwhat may be said of the corresponding proverb in regard to another profession, a man has not always a fool for a patient who is his own surgeon. Mr. Hony is employed in butcher's work at Granville, or was so on the occasion referred to, and was dividing the part of the carcase of a sheep into chops, when, feeling a sen sation on the hand that was steadying the meat, he looked down and found his fingers had got under the chopper. They were not completely severed, but sufficiently to be to be useless in future, and their bwner, re garding the fact that they were now in the way rather than otherwise, selected a sharp knife from his array of trade utensils, and proceded to trim his mained members with with as much sang froicl as if it had been something in the ordinary way of trade. He subsequently explained ...
WOMAN'S SIXTH SENSE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
WOMAN'S SIXTH SENSE. Hebe is a singular instance of the working of that subtle, fine, sixth sense, which is apt to affect women more than men, and which is so mysterious in character that we often decline to deny its existence at all. A lady sat sewing quietly in her sitting-room and in an inner chamber the nurse had just put the baby to sleep and laid her in her bass tinette. As the nurse came out of the chamber she sqjd to her mistress : "The little thing will sleep for three hours, ^ madam, I'll warrant." The nurse went down stairs, and for about a minute the mother sewed on. Sud denly a desire seized her to go and take the sleeping child from the crib. " What nonsense ?" she said to herself. " Baby is sound asleep. Nurse just put her down.. I shall not go." Instantly, however, some power, stronger even than the last, urged the mother to go to her baby; and, after a moment, she rose, half vexed with herself, and went to her chamber. The baby was asleep in her little bed. safely t...
CONDENSED ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
CONDENSED ITEMS. The patriotic fund amounts to £29 000. The death ia announced of the Ri;;ht Hon. George SAvan Nottage, Lord Mayor of London. The Hon. James White was the largest winner at Randwick meeting, amounting to £2280. Floating sawmills are common on the lower Mis sissippi. ; They pick up the drifting logs, turn them into lumber, and sell the product to planters along the shore. The mail train from Melbourne broke down near Wagga on Saturday night through two slide rods of the engine smashing. The train was delayed 2 hours and a quarter. The Queensland Government have imposed a roy alty of 6d. per 100 feet on hardwood, other than beach, Is. per 100 feet on beach and pine, and 2s. per 100 feet on cedav. Tho wheat yield of 149 districts, within the boun daries of district councils in S.A., is seven bushels 39lbs. It is believed that the average for the whole colony will be considerably higher. A snd gun accident is reported from Young. Two brothers named Bell, aged respectivel...
FUN AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
FUN AND FANCY. A St. Louis editor, who started without a cent, forty years ago, is now worth 100,000 dols. His fortune is all owing to his own' energy, industry, and frugality, and the fact that an uncle recently left him 99,990 dols. " I wonder, uncle," said a little girl, " if men will ever live to be five hundred or a thousand years old ?" " No, my little child; that was tried once, and the race grew so bad that the world had to be drowned." A boy was asked which was the greater evil, hurting another's feelings or his finger, " The feelings," he said. " Eight, my dear child," said the gratified questioner. " And why is it worse to hurt the feelings ?" " Be cause you can't tie a rag around them." an» swered the child. It is a somewhat unusual thing for a reign ing sovereign to appear in the witness box. at a police court. The other day however the King of Italy, from good-natured motives, volunteered his testimony before a magis trate in Bome. A shopkeeper named Maran zonia had in...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
WANTED, Families' washing. Most reason able charges. Apply "Z. Y." Post-office, Bowral. 695 "ANTED immedtately FOUR MEN used to grubbing. Apply at the Free Presa Office, , or to Jas. Pearce Bowral.. 691 JO TET, comfortably furnished COTTAGE, near Bowral. Reduction of rent for winter season. 'Apfcly office of this paper. "ANTED, a COOK; also HOUSE and PARLOR .MAID for Sydney ./Apply, personally, office o£ this paper on Monday next, 20 th inst. 696 110 LET, 5-acre PADDOCK in Bowral, with . plenty of water. Apply to 697 0. FUNSTON. WESLEYAN CHURCH, WEST KANGA LOON.—Rev. G. Olden preacbes at 11 and 7, April 19th.—Public TEA MEETING, Wednes day, April 22, at 12 noon. John Kidd, Esq. (Camp belltown) will preside; and Revs. D. T. Smith and 0. Olden are expected to address. TICKETS— Adults Is. 6d., Children Is. 678 THANKS. RS. and C. MACKENZIE beg to return their , most sincere thanks to all those who so kindly and so promptly rendered assistance in the late sad accident that befell their b...
WHAT THE JAPANESE TEACH US. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
' WHAT THE JAPANESE TEACH US. The Japanese teach us something in agri culture. Behind the houses every foot of land is cultivated with the utmost care, and is like—nay, is a vegetable garden. There are no visible divisions between the lands of different owners. Crops of wheat, millet, beans, peas, potatoes, barley, tea, and even rice, grow side by side, within one sweep of the eye. But all the land, from the foot of 1 the mountains to the sea—except that on , which tea is cultivated—is terraced for irri gation ; even the steep hillsides are terraced. The system of irrigation is so perfect that it can. all be watered almost at will at any time of t'he year. Rice is grown in standing water, while on the adjoining and higher level, wheat or millet ripens on a thoroughly drained terrace. The soil is a deep black loam. The dressings are principally com posts of house manure, with fish and sea weed, and sometimes lime or potash. There are scarcely any barns or stables, except those owned ...
Wesleyan Church. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
Wesley an Church. Services to-morrow, April 19 :— Mitfcagong, Preacher at 11, Mr. Kaward at 7 Bowral, Mr. Osborne at 11, Preacher at 7 Kangaloon, Rev. G. Olden at 11 and 7.30 .Robertson, Rev. C. Olden at 2.30, Mr. Walsh at 7.30 Wild's Meadow, Mr. White at 11 Moss Yale (Oddfellows' Hall), Mr. Morris at 3
Death of Mrs. John Oxley. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
Death of Airs. John Oxlcy. Mrs. Oxley, relict of the late John Oxley, Surveyor-General of New South Wales, died at her residence, Hunter's Hill, on Sat day last, at the ripe age of 96 years. Her remains were interred in St. Anne's Ceme tery, Ryde, on Monday afternoon. The late John Oxley, who rose to the rank of lieutenant in the Royal Navy, was appointed Surveyor-General of New South Wales on the 1st January, 1812. In April, 1817, ac companied by Allan Cunningham, the King's botanist, William Parr, mineralogist, and eight others, he started on an exploring ex-, pedition into the interior of Australia, and was absent until the 29th August, nine teen weeks, when he returned to Bathurst. He traced the Lachlan and Macquarie rivers, and named the Bell River, Eliza beth River,Molle's Rivulet, Mounts Amyott Melville, Cunningham, Stuart, Byng, Gran ard, and Baver. In May, 1818, Mr. Ox ley started on his second expedition, in which he discovered the Castlereagh River, and explored the Macqu...
Primitive Methodist Church, Bundanoon. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
Primitive Methodist Church, Bunda 110011. On Saturday last a new Primitive Metho dist Church was opened at Bundanoon. At three o.clock in the afternoon the Rev. G. James of Goulburn conducted the opening services and preached an appropriate ser mon to a .congregation numbering about two hundred. TlieBevs. B. Kenny and W. Sparling also took part in the service. After service a tea-meeting was held in the school room* where a sumptuous repast was pro vided by several of the lady members of the congregation, and two sittings were required before all the visitors were supplied. In the evening a public meeting was held in the church under the chairmanship of Mr. T. Grunsell of Goulburn. The chairman gave a short and interesting address, in which he congratulated the Bundanoon people on possessing such a comfortable and neat looking church. The report was then read by the secretary, Mr. Henry Lovell, which showed the income from all sources to be £250 and the expenditure £370, leaving a b...
TESTING THEIR EYESIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
TESTING THEIR EYESIGHT. There were two short-eyed men in China, Ohing and Chang, who were always quar relling as to which of them could see farth est. As they had heard there was to be a table erected at the gate of a neighbouring temple, they determined they would visit it together on a given day, and put the visual powers of each to the test. But, desiying to take advantage of the other, Cljing went immediately to the temple alone, and standing quite close to the tablet, saw an inscription with the words, " tc the great man of the past and the future." Chang also went soon afterwards, peering yet closer and, in addition to the inscription, " To the great man of the past and the future," read in small characters," " This tablet is raised by the family of Ling in honour of the great man." On the day appointed for the con test, standing at a distance from which neither could read, Oiling exclaimed, " The inscription is, " To the great man of the past and the future." " True," said Ch...
THE AUSTRALIAN CONTINGENT. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
THE AUSTRALIAN CONTINGENT. St James's Gazette of March 4 exclaims :— " The splendid and impressive scene of *he departure of the colonial troops from Syd ney for the; Bou&an shows that the qualities which make great nations exist amoojsfc our Australian fellow-subjects, untarnished by womanish sentimentalism which bids fair to paralyse the -mother-country. In Aus tralia public opinion is unanimous. Iutsnse enthusiasm prevails through every section of the people. Six men volunteered for every vacancy in the force. Money and stores pour in from every side; and yesterday the troops sailed for the seat of war, after match ing for two miles through dense masses of their fellow-countrymen, met to do them honour and to bid them God-speed. Great issues good or bad for human kind seem joined to the near future. It may well be that the greatest and most beneficent of all is tbo union of the British name which our Australian countrymen are working out in the Pacific." Th eDaily Telegra...
CHAPTER IX.—TOO LATE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 18 April 1885
CHAPTER IX.—TOO LATE. Mrs. Rosa Nettleton was a widow about thirty-five years of age, and lived in one of the surburbs of Brisbane. Her husband had died two years after their marriage, after a long illness caused by catching a cold, subsequent to a noble and success ful attempt to rescue a drowning boy. Mr. Nettleton was a proof-reader and reporter in one of thr Brisbane news paper offices ; and when he died, and his estate was cleared up, his wife found she had been left in fairly comfortable circum stances. True, her husband left no more cash behind him than was sufficient to pay his funeral expenses, but he had wisely in sured his life for five hundred pounds pre viously ; and the amount was in the course of a few weeks duly, paid over to Mrs. Nettleton. Mrs. Nettleton still lived in the same cottage as her husband had taken her to twelve years before, on their arrival in Bris bane from the old country. She had one child, a frolicsome, rosy-faced, blue-eyed girl, who was ten year...