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J. J. LOSEBY, AGED 26. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
J„ J..LOSEBY, AGED 20; It is with feelings of deep regret and sympathy for the bervaved relatives that we (" Argus ") 4iHve to announce the death. of Constable J. J. Loseby,. youngest son. of Mrs; Joseph Loseby,. of " Ctoxiou Park," Mittagong. The deceased^ was born at " Croxtou Park," in September, 1876, tliua being 26 years of age,, and with the 'excep tion- of five or six. years had- resided, in. Mittagong.. He .was. well-known through out the district as n sociable and exemplary young man, aod in cricket and tennis circles v/aa a great acquisition^ Some live years ago he joined- the; police force, and was appointed to Grlen Innes, afterwards being stationed at Bora Greek, where ho contract ed influenza in a severe form,: which- even tually terminated in phthisis... In Novem-; ber last he came home on his.annual leave, returning1 to Bora Creek, where be wa3 shortly afterwards taken ill,, and- oblaiued leave of absence, being, unable to resume duty. His health gradually gave way, ...
Obituary. JOHN HODGSON, AGED. 81. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
Obituary., JQHi? HODGSON, AGED. 81.. At bis late borne, Hurstville, on the even ing of Friday last,, April 4th,. an old identity of. Bowral,. in the person of Mr. John Hodg son,, passed peacefully to his eternal rest, after-an illness of comparatively short dur ation, at the age of 81. On Easter Monday he attended the bIiow at the Agricultural grounds,, but on Tuesday night was seized with severe pains caused, by inflammatiou of the bowels.. All that medical skill could do, and loving, tender nursing by hia wife and daughter,. Mrs. Ferguson,, was done for him, but lie died peacefully, on the Friday night,, in'the presence-of. several members of his family.. On Sunday the funeral took place at Bookwood. Amongst those assembled^ around the grave wero his widow, Mrs Hodgson, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Hodgson (son and daughter iiv law.),. Mr. and. Mrs. Wallace' faon-in-law and daughter^ Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Ferguson, Robertson (son in-law and daughter), Mr. and Mrs. Leifcz, (Stanmore), Mr. P; F...
Wedding Bells. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
Wedding Bells. The merry peal-of wedding bells- lias, figuratively spreaking,,beeri; heard rather frequently of late in and^ around Bowral and.district. This is surely a: healthful sign&lt; of the times. News is to hand of an interesting ceremony which took, place at Sutton Forest'on Easter Monday.. The parties most interested in the event, were Miss'Addie Hines, 'fourth daughter of Mr. E. Hines, of Sutton Forest, and Mr. J.J. Timms,.of Bowral. The- bnae- was prettily dressed in buff; voile,, trimmed with, white surah,silk,.and ribbons ; white picture liar, with: ostrich feathers. She :also wore a gold" bangle, the gift of the' bridegroom. The bride was attended- as bridesmaid by Miss Kate Hines, her- sis ter, Avho was-becomingly attired in grey bengaline,.with white trimmings, and hat to;match.. Mr. I-P. Hines, brother of the bride, acted as best man.. The Rev. M. Rbhan was".the officiating clergyman^ on this occasion. After, the ceremony, the wedding-breakfast was-partaken...
Bowral Golf Club. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
Bowral Golf Club. On Saturday afternoon last Mrs. T. H'. Keigwin, wife of Mr.. T. H. Keigwin, President of the Bowral Golf Club, ofli> cially opened the. new golf links. Very unpropitious. weather attended the- pn> ceedings, the afternoon being, wet and showery, but notwithstanding this, about •sixty members and friends attended b}' in vitation on. the site of the new links, sit uated on- the grounds of "Merilbah Estate," and adjoining property, amid very pleasant surroundings. Mri'T.'Hv Keigwin, previous to the opening; thanked; on behalf of himself and committee,, the' Hon, R. H; Roberts and Colonel Roberts for their generosity in- granting the club; the use of their grounds to lay out the ne\v links and also to-Miss Brenan,. Mr.. H. T. Walker,, and. Alderman Moses Jones as sub*lesses.of.portions, of the- grounds., Tlie,first ball was then.driven'offiby Mrs... Deigwin,.and the new. links declared.open. The ball was afterwards presentedHo- this lady, as a memento of:'the occa...
H Co., Bowral. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
H Co.? Bowral. . The following is the programme of lec tures and parades in connection with, the above Company:— Lectures : Orderly Room at 8 p.m. on .the nth, 18th, and 25th April; 2nd, 9th, and 16th May (paid), 23rd May (volun tary). ' tlalf-day parades:—12th, 19th, and 26th April; 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th May. Orderly Room 3 p.m., DxilJ,. " Drill order." . . lS[ote.-^At lectures caps will; be worn, belts (withom side-arms or rifles), Half ' day parade, drill order. It is necessary for every man to attend, so. that he may become-efficient, and pass a good examin ation at. the conclusion of training.. (Signed) J. Napier, Captain commanding H Co. 2nd Infantry Regiment.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
CLEARING SALE OF FURNI TURE AND EFFECTS. SATURDAY, 12th APRIL, AT 2 O'CLOCK. J. G.MORRIS & CO. HAYK received instructions from .TO FIN. HOLMES, to soil hy auction nt " Holmevillo," Merrigang-streei., Uowral, on abovo Ante the wholoof tho VUltNITUUIi and W^liUXS' of a 7-roomed cottage, compriainn : — Cottage Piano by Cliallon and Son, Drawing Room tfiiite of 9 piccos, npholfl'crod in fifurcd tapestry and. plush; a superior Suite in excol lout condition, Carpet 12 x 11, 2 Hall Stands,. Wicker Chair, Largo Walnut Overmantel, Oc casional Tables, Ornaments, Pioturas, Linole ums, 18 Austrian Chairs, I Austrian Hooker, 1' Austrian Arm Chair, Cedar Sideboard, Exten sion Dining Tublo, 8ft-. x -1ft.; Side Table, Din nor Waggon, Horae Hair Couoh, Clock, Walnut Duchess Toilet Table, Single Marblo Top Washstand, Toilet Wnre, U Commodes, 2 Feci ostals, 4 I'our drawor CheatH, 1 Half-tester Bedstead, with-Wire and Kapok Mattresses;-, four-post Double Bnds'eiid and Hodding; 13ft.. French Bed...
Mr. A. F. Swinson. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
Mr. A. F. Swinson. Wo nrc pleased to hear that Mr. .Arthur F. Swiii son,. formerly of the City Bunlf, Bowrnl, but more recently of tlie Western Brauch of the City Bank, Sydney,. Uhh beon promoted to tho position of inann»or of the same bank at Hillgrovo, Now South Wales. ' Hillgrovo ia n. busy gold-raining township. We may add that Mr. Swiuson was recently appointed a Justico of the Peace for thia State., We extend to him the congratula tion of his many Buwral friends on these two. appointments.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
NOTICE. -jVTOTICiS ia hereby given that Ilia ASSOCIATION) IN HA(,Ii NVlLTj BK CLOSED mi til further notice. TU5NK1' K JOMliS, •' HeiturUh," Bowrul.. 125! ■ • TENBERS. rjlENDKRS are invited fur tho wprk ofEXTEND x - tMtt; CLEANING and UKKPBNINO. tho^ main-dam at Riveradalb, Burraribo,- -in accordance?}; with.specifications which can bo seen at Rivorsdale,-!-. on application to Mr. Curison, who- will givo ttiiy,:..' other information required.. . Tnnilcrs most be in tho alternative for the whole worlt, and at a rate per sqnaro yard of excavation-, with a round sum for work not included in oxenvu— tion.. . • .. Tenders must bo Hf.nt not later than tho 10th. April current to MRS. F. GADS DUN, '• Cuiadon."' JSdgeclifTe, Sydney. - 1257/ - .MEDICAL. DR.: BARCEOET„ L.K. and Q.C.P.I.', L.R.O.S.I.,L.M., Rotunda, HAVING-pmchasod Or. Fnnld'a practice, may. be consulted at his resileneo, " EASTING ;TON," MerrignngT8treet, after April 23, 1902. 1252: REMOVAL NOTICE. S. .T.. MoBAIION:wishes to int...
THE GOLD OF OPHIR. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
THE GOLD OF OPHIR. Professor Keane, in recent numbers of "Rhodesia," brings forward evid ence to prove that Ophir was a port on ' the South Arabian coast, now called Moscha, that Havilah was the gold country near the Zambesi, and that Tarshish was the port at the mouth of the river on the. East •African coast, situated probably' on the site of the present Sofala. Interesting as are the conclusions which Professor Keane has reached as to the locating of these famous places his inquiry into the identity of the advejiturous people who first colonised these ancient gold-bearing lands, not merely hundreds, but thousands of years before the christian era, leads us into still more fascinating.regions. I.*- . * ; * * . . * . . * He malies out a strong case in sup port of the contention that the 1 earliest gold-workings that are found" scattered throughout so large an area of Southern Rhodesia are Hie remains of an occupation by South Arabian I-Iimyaritcs many centuries before the Phoenician...
FRUITS THAT HAVE NO SEEDS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
FRUITS THAT HAVE NO SEEDS. Among the fruits that have no seeds are the banana, pine apple and navel orange. These all once pro duced seeds, but the habit of seed producing has been eliminated by long periods of selection and cultiva tion. The time will doubtless come when some of the" other fruits we now grow will be models .in this respect. This is a very important factor in the development of small fruits, where the seeds tend to become smaller and smaller as the fruit itself becomes larger and larger by careful selection or " breeding." . ..
DEAD CRABS AS WEATHER PROPHETS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
DEAD CRABS AS WEATHER - PROPHETS. A curious barometer is said to be used by llie remnant of the Araucar ian race, which inhabits the southern most province of Chili. This strange meteorological instrument consists of the cast oft shell of a crab. The dead shell is white in fair, dry weather ; but indicates the approach of a moist atmosphere by the appearance of small dark red spots ; as the mois ture in the air increases it becomes entirely red, and remains so through out the rainy season.
NO LONGER DRY. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
NO LONGER DRY. Two sportsmen were on a journey on a liot summer day, when one re marked : "Have you anything with you, John ? " - " Yes, a bottle of wine. And what have you got ?." said John. "A dry, tongue," answered the other. " Good, then we'll divide our pro visions." " Very good ; hegin." John drew a bottle of wine out of his wallet, and the contents were hon ourably divided. After this-had been done, John wiped his mouth, ami ask ed his, fellow-traveller to bring out his provisions; " I'! " anwsered the other. " Why yes'; your dry tongue." : " I liavri't got a dry tongue any longer," was the liltlc-conforting reply. %
THE FASTEST FISH. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
THE FASTEST FISH. The. dolphin is said to l>e able to travel on an emergency at a speed of considerably over 20 miles an hour. For a short distance, the salmon can outstrip every_ other fish, accomplish ing 25 miles an hour with ease. The Spanish mackerel is one of the fastest of smaller fishes. Speaking generally, those fishes that live by hunting others rank, first' in the matter of speed. This • is but natural, seeing that speed is essential to existence.
WHERE TIN COMES FROM. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
WHERE TIN GOMES FROM. Up to about 40 years ago Cornwall supplied nearly all the tin used in the world, but now only about seven per cent of the total supply conies from there. The Malay peninsula has taken Cornwall's place, furnishing about GO per . cent, of the world's production, and the Dutch East'Indies come, next with nine per cent. In Jewish marriages the woman is always placed on the right of her mate With every other nation of the world her place is on the left. ■ Attention has been called to the fact that the glare of electric lights oii*«war vessels is so intensely bril liant that the sailors frequently suffer from weakness of the eyes. In a few cases total blindness has resulted. In the mating season the male can aries seem to vie with each other in the production of delightful melody. It is asserted that the female birds always choose the best available sing ers for their mates.
SOME REMARKABLE TREES. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
SOME REMARKABLE TREES. One would hardly expect to find anything like saop growing on trees ; yet such a thing is to he .found'both in tropical South America and in the West Indies. It, is called the soap tree and the rind of the fruit when it is immersed in water forms a strong lather. It is much used espec ially in the West Indies, for cleaning linen etc., and is said to be extremely efficacious. Another tree in South America bears a fruit from which is produced the substance known as vegetable ivory. The fruit is about the size of a man's head,.weighs some SOlbs., an., contains about.-thirty;nuts,-.which are very solid, hard, and white. These nuts are* often wrought into ornamen tal work, and resemble the finest ivory in texture and colour. • * * * •• w *, * Tlie baobab, ; or monkey bread tree, is a most extraordinary production (if Nature. It lias an oblong gourd-like fruit, which grows to be about'a foot in length, much relished by monkeys Iience its name. The juice of tiie frui...
HUNTING THE BLUE WHALE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
HUNTING THE BLUE WHALE. T | The whale is sighted as a rule sev- j eral miles off, and is easily recognised j by the cloud of vapour it blows. The prow of the whaler is immediately tiirnpd in that direction, and the ex-, citement commences. The harpooner : mounts the gun platform and grasps the gun. -At this critical period every thing depends upon the man at the wheel, who tries to: bring the whaler near to the animal the next time it comes up to breathe, and to allow it to cross licr hows. At close quarters like this, the harpooner gives his ord ers by a series of hand signals, keep ing his eye intently on the water in front of him. Suddenly he signals " dead slow," and the huge glistening form comes gliding up to the surface trumpeting and blowing an immense cloud of vapour. The harpooner tilts the gun; pulls the trigger, and away flies the harpoon with terrific report. If the harpoon has found its billet, the whale dives, and the rope runs out at a rapid rate till the brake is pu...
THE MOTOR CAR. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
THE MOTOR GAR. The motor-cars of to-day may be divided into three classes, according to the means used for their propul sion—oil, steam and clectrical. Of these the first are by far the most numerous, and the last arc the rarest but each have their own advantages and disadvantages, and in all pro bability a very great future- lies he fore the two latter kinds, when they have been more developed and per fected. To begin with the first. The oil car is capable of travelling long distance on a comparatively small amount of petrol and water, and it is both easy and economical to use, biit it has the hitherto unavoidable draw back of causing more or less noise and vibration. Steam cars, on the other hand .are perfectly free from' these objections, hut the majority require to be replen ished with water every thirty miles, and also, call for constant attention, on the part of the driver to see that the pressure on the boiler is not too high, and the water level not. too low. besides which t...
FROM SOUTH AFRICA. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
FROM SOUTH AFRICA. A correspondent of Hie " Regiment" writes'.—While I was stationed at South Africa, the 11. til Hussars, who were next to us, had a pig as a regi mental pet, and Joey, as he was called, was respected by all ranks. I n trod need by the regimental butcher, he soon won all hearts by his polish ed behaviour. At 12.55 lie was regul arly to be found in the canteen, where even if his master was not there, he knew lie was certain of his " half pint " and more, for Joey was cer tain 'to be treated' when he looked around with as wistful a look as a pig can summons to his face. Joey's great performance was " singing " at night in the canteen. I-Ie was often called on for a song, and when placed in a prominent position, he would, at his master's command, ex ert himself to squeal to his utmost; he had a great command of top notes. His end was sad. His popularity excited the envy of the sergeant's dog who one night lay in wait for liim, and put an end to Joey's singing. His phot...
MORE EXAMINATION GEMS [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
MORE EXAMINATION OEMS What is a circle ?—A circle is a round straight line with a hole in I be middle of it Mention the two famous volcanueB of Europe.—Sodom and Gomorrah. Wheie does the Nile rise ?— In Mnogo Park. How are the seasons caused ?—The earth's axis is s pole irhicli goes thiough the centre of thu sun, and as the sun noes round it turns our axis round, and thiiB we got our Bl'USOnB. Give the future of drink.—Piericnt, he drinks ; future, tie will be diunk. Explain " gender."—Muecuhne. man ; feminine, woman ; neuter, corpse. What is the difference between cliniuto and weather?—Uliinufo lusts all thotiuie, but weather lasts only a few days. Com pure "ill.]"—Positive, ill; compara tivi1. wo! f© ; Ruperlutivc, dead. Jaundice moans a s&lt; a/jrJul. Mosquito, a child of black mid white par ents. Herodotus was a dvBci ndant of Herod the Great, and was King of the Jews. The Arjans spoke the Kianch language. Virgil waa a gieat Italian author, and wrote " The Charge of the ...
CLEARED OUT THE OFFICE [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 9 April 1902
CLEARED OUT THE OFFICE Anyone who Iiuh known what it is to wait (lay after day in xoinu outof-the-warld nook for letters which wore all tho t.iinu Bufelv re posing in Bomo negleoteti corner of it sloepy post otlico, cau appreciate the story that ia tolil of Lord tVolseloy by bourse, who was with her Majesty's forces through tho Soudan campaign. At Korti Noursn went into the post office to look for houio lottura. The poutmuHtor W86 a natire and not much used to tuurj writing. He innde u auporlicial examination of a big pilo of let tern and papers and said there was nothing for the applicant, is" on rue Uhkod 10 soe the (iile of letters, and while lie aws looking ever them a man, with nothing to designate his runic, camo into the office, tie took in the situation at a gUnce. " Let's elrar this thing eiit," he said. - They jumped on the counter, and pro ceeded to "clear it out" by first bundling out the postmastei. Then thny began a careful examination of tho post office, and found it ...