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A MUCH TEAVELLED LADY. [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
A MUCH TEAVELLEU'LADY. Mrs. Tart, wo learn, speaks French with: a faultless accent, anil on one occasion ? jr. Jusserand, tlio French Ambassador in. Washington, compUmcntbd: lior by observ-; ins, "Madame, when I heard you speak, i; imagined that I was in-France." It was, lira. Taft .who (h^t. suggested to her hus band that lie shouid become a Frcskien-' tial candidate. They have been marrieu for four and twenty years. Jlrs. 'i'aft, wo : learn from a Paris contemporary, is tno most travelled lady who has ever gracca ; the While House. Her honeymoon was spent in Europe.' She accompanied her husband to tlio Philippines, was received by tlio: iimperoi;: and Km press . ol' Japan und has beon* tho guest of the late .Em press-Dowager of China.
A GOOD MOTOR CAR. [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
A GOOD MOTOR GAR. ? During tho past few weeks wo'liavo . been pointing -out the . wisdom ? of pnly buying: good motor - earsT-iu'-.facfc,- ctu'B. ? of ropuco, only-and mentioned tliir. RENAULT car as probably being tlio" liigliost grado ear mado. '. As this-c.ir " conies irom l'Vanco tlioro is an extra import duty- to. pay,- which-! tlio agents must add on ,tho cost of ;tlio car; but any car coming from Great : Britain comes jn 5 i5or cent, cheaper, _. and with /this saving in viow wo&lt; aro " gbiugr to . uiontioji tho Wqlsoloy car-i ?a car,'made ,by perhaps the greatest :Tn'm ; in* England, (Vickors, fbon . and" s'Maxim). '. So ''perfect aro-tlioso cars ' that both, tho British and' Gorman Aut ' arctic ; Expeditions have soleetod AVol soloy lnotqrs exclusively, while probably tho most /distinguished patron ol all is :lIor Majesty '(jiioon Alexandra, who .has a. team of'about- nine ears oi this inako. . . Orio groat foaturo is that tlioro. is a special 'Australian-model," w...
A PIT-SHAFT ADVENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
A PI1-SHAFX ADVUHTUKB. Tho .followingthrilling adventure befell a '-'shaftsman" at a colliery. In the north of - lingland . about 1S70. Coali>lls '-.have' doubleshaf tsv-divided' by - a -brattice, or wooden partition, and two cages'as a rule .ascend aucl descend alternately in' each aiiatt. At a certain point tile shaft in this particular-pit: wits widened to allow .the' .. cages to pass, each other, their siniullane i ous arrival at tho point being ensured by, : the arrangements of the winding ropes. ; ; It"was mid-winter, and the guiders rut\ . ning down each -side - of the shaft; and t which-lUted into grooves ui'tho sides of i the.cage, had -become coated .with .ice. The ? downward cage, which was empty, stuck . last in the shaft before arriving at tho -passing point, and the ascending cage, :..whose only occupant was a boy returning . to -'-bank,!', collided' with it. ' Although tho . shock was terrific. Lhe -winding ropes did not break but both cages of iron were 'bent and ...
CATCHING ALLIGATORS. [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
GATCHiHG ALLIGATORS On the great, "bayous" or . uvvamps iii tho neighbourhood of New Orleans are inuu who make a living by catching alliga tors and tlieir young. The old ones they sell to menageries and zoological socie ties, and the young ones are bought by visitors ay souvenirs. The men engaged ill this occupation are ol' a strange stock known as "cajuns," and speak a curious mixture of lerencli and ICnglisli. Writing in tlie "World Wide Magazine," Mr. 1''. Moore gives an account of an alligator hunt in which Madame Sarah Bernhardt' £ook a leading part. Whilst fullilliug an en gagement at New Orleans she visited the emporium of an alligator dealer, and in terestedly examined his stock of young al ligators. While there a Cajun .named JDallyfcct entered with a sack containing fifty- of the little black creatures about 12 .'inches'!in length, representing: .liis week's catch. llo = disposed ? of' thom to - the merchant at - 5 ' cents, apiece, to be-afterwards retailed by him!1 at .26...
INTELLIGENCE OF A DOG. [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
SNTELL!GEHCE OF A DOS. A gentleman once had a very lmudsomo and intelligent, collie in his possession. One day he lust the dug when talcing it through the city. The creature, in vain searched everywhere for his master, and at. last, seeing . a hansom cab creeping leisurelyi along, jumped into it and set tled ItiiiiKoli determinedly on the scut. The driver tried to. entice it out, but without success; and a Jittie crowd col lected. Xono dare to tackle the dog, but at last a facetious spectator shouted -"I say, Bill, darn me if lie don't wuut to be druv home J' "That's il-that's what, he wants," tlioy all agreed, amid shouts of laughter. Then ,0110. examined li.'" and found ail address clearly engraved upon it. c'.AVitliout further ado, cabby, .jumped up ;andV,(drovc, oil' to this same address, . to' be 'the correct one. ^dodless ' to. say, the cabman was sub stantially j rewarded. i ;The dog' had been in the habit of driving 'iiome every evening with his master, ill a:; hansom,. and ...
FATTENING LAMBS. SEASONABLE NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
FATTENING LAMB8. SEASONABLE NOTES. vTbo' finishing off of bis lambs for ex port.,is one of the most important items, in the Australian lamb 'raiser's year. He'must have bis lambs "prime" with out being too heavy, and to ensure, tbis .tbo feed, be provides for tbem must be of tbo most nutritious kind, and at the :saine time-be must 'seo to it that they are enabled to make tbo .best use of it. If affected by ticks or lico, they will not thrive, but to rid them of these pests is easy; a bath in Quibell'B Liquid Dip (non-poisonous); will cleanse them thoroughly without giving them a chock in any way-a danger , which ia always present if tender lambs are dipped in a poisonous preparation. All lambs intendod for export should, be dipped in Quibell's Liquid when taken from their motliors, and flock masters would bo astonished at tbe ? improvement mado in the ewea them selves if they are given a bulh at tbo same time.
For Australia. [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
For Australia. 1 (By The Hon. B. It. Wise, K.O.) | I was a member of the Federal Convention and have been associated with the Federal movement since its inception by Sir Henry Parkes in 1789. I may therefore claim, -with out egotism, to know something about our Constitution, why it was made, what it intended and wherein it has succeeded or failed. As a law yer I know something also of the in terpretation put upon it by the High Court. I am not however a capital ist, nor am I subsidised by capitalists, therefore I cannot tour the State and address public meetings. The utmost I can do is io reason with my pen, and appeal by argument to the reason . of others. Accordingly I propose to ,expjainthe proposed Amendments of the Constitution as clearly as I can in a series of letters in order that the vote upon them may be given with intelligence; because I believe that these are not well understood, and I know that they are being grossly and ludicrously misrepesrented. NATIONS MUST GROW. Te...
Our Mails Alteration in Closing Times. [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
Our Mails Alteration in Closing Times. Following table of tlie altered Mail ser vice wiir be found useful to business people vr TRAIN MAILS. For Sydney, Bathurst, Blayney, Carcoar, .Garland, Forbes, Holm wood, Lynd hurst, Mandurama, Woodstock, West ville, Waugoola and T.P.O West close daily, Sunday excepted, ordinary mail at 5.50 p.m. Registered mail closes 0.20 p.m. Late fee letters 6.0 p.w. Late fee letters can bo posted in Railway Brakevan tip to (5.40 p.m. For Koorawatlia, Wattamoudara, T.P.O Soutli, Young, Harden, Goulburn and Melbourne closo at 2.65 p.m. daily, Sunday excepted. For Young, T.P.O South and Melbourne also Koorawatlia, Gi^enetliorpe and Grenfell at 8 p.m. daily, Saturday ex cepted. For Canowindra and Goolagong, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. COACH MAILS. For Canowindra, Bumbaldry, Grenfell, Canimbla, Forbes and Goolagong close at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For Burro wa, Godfroy's Creek, Morongla Creek close at 7 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesday...
Stallion Certification [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
Stallion Certification \ Mr. W. Muggridge, judge in the ' horse section at the Mudgee show, severely criticised the present system of certification of stallions. Mr. Mupgridge, as "Merrigang," has dealt with this matter very strongly in the Stock and Station Journal, and has pointed out that some oft he veterinary officers have themselves admitted that they are not : competent to decide whether a horse is fit to stand the season or not. Their ! work is purely veterinary, whereas the question on which they are called upon j to judge is more a matter of utility. A . number of instances are known where vets, have given diametrically opposite decisious respecting certain horses. Of course, it is pointed out that provision is made for appeal against a decision of a veterinary officer, but the expense and trouble of appeal are too heavy a handicap for many small owner. It is required that at any time within 30 days of the examination the appeal must be lodged in writing, and muBt be ac co...
Straying Stock. WITH APOLOGIES FOR ADAPTION. [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
Straying Stock, WITH APOLOGIES FOR ADAPTION. Under the spreading shady tree, The Cowra milch cow stands ; A represent!!' ive is she Of those which roam in bands, And lie along U.e picket fence And path ami private lands. Week in, wee!; cut, at dewy eve Yon can hea> their bellows low, You can hear lliem 'neath the window tread, With measurcu beat and slow, And sleepless ratepayers start up Anf1 clasp their li.:ndsin woe. And children coming liome from school . Kun in at the open do r They fear the rush of sav >ge bulls, They heai his bellow* r >ar - : As on the side-paths auj,ri!y ? Townfolks they seek to y&lt;ire. Some tramp oti Sundays round ilio c Lurch And make a dreadful noise ; You cannot bear the parson preach, ; Nor yet the choir girl's voice As in the choir she lifts it up When bidding hearts rejoice. It sounds to them like "an udder" voice, Far, far from Paradise ; lie needs must thiuk of something hard (A brick's about the size) Which in his hard rough...
A Bad Taste in the Mouth [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
A Bad Taste in the Mouth It is anything but pleasant to awako with a bail taste in the month. This al ways arises from a disordered stomuck, and may be corrected by taking a dose of Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets immediately after supper. They cleanse nnil invigorate the stomach, improve the digestion and give one a relish for his food. They ftre easy to toko and pleasant n effect.
Remedy for Black Aphis. [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
Remedy for Black Aphis. Mr. L. J. Smith,' Inspector under the Fruit Pests Act, Singleton, has tested by experiment a simple remedy . for black aphis on peach trees, and found it very successful. A strip of merino sheepskin wool, about 9 inches wide tied around' tne trunk of the tree before the aphis appears. As the wool is of a greasy nature, it is impossible for the aphides to make their way through, and by attending to bandage they can be destrayec1 in hundreds.
The Ladies Who Won't be Counted. [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
The Ladies Who Won't Counted. Those strange, wild ladies of England who batter policemen,' inob politicians, ride white horses through the streets, and go to gaol to be baud-fedon hominy have broke-) out in a iresh place. In this happy land we are quite ready to admit their rights to a part in ali the joys of political ba tie ; but their methods seem just as absurd to us as they do to dwellers by i ho Thames _ and Mersey. A woman nlways looks ridiculous when she - uses force, and the truculent darasek who head the woman's movement in England have furnished the only really sound arguments which can be advanced, agsinsc their cause. A man would be much more will ing to give a vote co a hungry lioness es caped from a menagerie than to a wild woman armsd with warlike spectucles and a battle brolly, who howled aloud in fierce ! rivalry of the costermongers for her claim | to be placed on an equality with the sober civil old gentlemau against whom her 1 worst vituperation is hurled Of cou...
"The Lone Hand." [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
"The Lone Hand." [ The subject of Defence has nowadays a | placo in almost every number of " The | Lone Handimd the rapidly growing in terest taken by Australians in this impor tant problem is doubtless responsible for the two first articlos iu the April issuo of the National monthly. " An Open Letter to the Minister for Defence " puts what is assumed to be tho average man's opinion of our army of children. Tho letter is writ ten with humor; but the stern roality of its meaning is plain to see. The sccond article, " Building Australia's Navy," is not so much concerned with tho putting to gether of tho third dostroyer in the docks at Port Jackson as with the meaning of this first oxperiraont at warship building. The author puts forcibly boforo his readers, the oxtont to which Australia is committed if she means to make her naval defonco eiHciont. Uoth these articles will keenly interest the reader; and their patriotic noto is what wo should oxpect in so patriotic a magazino. The' rec...
ERNEST BOSCH'S VISIT [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
ERNEST BOSOH'S VISIT Very few of our readers are aware of I tbe numerous troubles that arise from the eye. Sensitiveness to light, Insomnia, Headaches, and a feeling as of sand or grit in ilie lids, are all caused from eye strain, With the aidlof properly fitted glasses (not necessarily 70 make yon see better), these troubles will quickly disap pear. One cannot dp fetter than consult the expert representative of Mb. E. BOSCH, the well known. Eye Specialist of Martin Place, Sydney who intends visit ing COWRA. regularly,,and may be seen at the Imperial Hotel, on Thursday, 16th February This gentleman's skill needs no . comment, as he has made a life long study of the eye, und the numerous cures he has effected can be certified to by numbers oi his grateful clients.
Forbes to Stockinbingal Railway. [Newspaper Article] — Cowra Free Press — 31 March 1911
Forbes to Stockinbingal Railway. During the visit of tho Public Works Committee to Grenfell last week on the inquiry as to the ForbeB to Stockinbin gal railway, local evidence was tendered as to the advisability of the line being constructed from Forbes to Grenfell. But the Chairman of the committee pointed out that such a proposal was outBide the present inquiry.' Then it wjis stated by witnesses, including the Mayor of Grenfell, that what was main ly desired by Grenfell people was a con nection with tho new line at Piney Ridge. They were not prepared to op pose the line to Stockinbingal.