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POST AND TELEGRAPH OFFICE AT BER[?]IMA. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 23 May 1885
POST AND TELEGRAPH OFFICE AT BEP.TOfA'. General Post Office, Sydney, loth May.— Sir,—With reference to the portion of your communication of the 12th instant respecting' the erection of the proposed post and telegraph office at Berrmia, I am directed to inform you that plans for the building nre now in course of preparation, and that your sug ' gestion that stone be used in the constrnc 1 tion has been referred to the works depart merit;. I am, &c., J. Dalgakno, for secre fcary. Cholera has re-appeared at Marseilles in Fmuce, and two deaths are a1 ready repor ted.
WHAT KILLS FRUIT TREES. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 23 May 1885
WHAT KILLS FRUIT TREES. Deep-planting is one error—to plant a tree rather shallower than it formerly stood is really the right way, whilst many plant a tree as they would a post. Roots are of two kinds—the young ami tender rootlets ; com posed entirely of cells, the feeders of the trees, always found near the surface fietting air and moisture ; and roots of over one year old, which serve only as supporters of the tree and conductors of its food. Hence the injury that ensues when the delicate rootlets aie so deeply buried in the earth. Placing 'fresh or green manure in contact with the young roots is another great error. The place to put manure is on the surface, where the elements disintegrate, dissolve, and cany it downward. Numerous forms of fungi are generated and reproduced by the application of such manures directly to the roots., and they immediately attack the tree. It is very well to enrich the soil at trans planting the tree, but the manure, if to be in contact or very near...
A STUPENDOUS WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 23 May 1885
A STUPENDOUS WORK. The stupendous task of printing the entire catalogue of broks in the British Museum Library, numbering one million three hun dred and fifty thousand printed books and fifty thousand manuscripts, has been for some time steadily progressing. The sys tem in vogue up to a recent period was to write the names of the books with their reference numbers, &c., upon slips of paper which were afterwards pasted into the cat alogue volumes in alphabetical order. From two such volumes, which sufficed to describe the collection in 1787, the number has swelled to two thousand volumes in 1878. The number of printed volumes now amounts to seventy-four, and the importance of the reform will be recognised when we state that the seventy-four new volumes replace no fewer than two hundred and seventy-six of the far moiM cumbrous manuscript vol umes. It may not be generally known that any subscriber of three pounds ten shillings annually can obtain copies of these catalogue volum...
A Shocking Case. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 23 May 1885
A Shocking Case* I At the Berrima police court on Wednesday last before t.he police magistrate, a man' named Jack, in tfre employ of the A us (, rnl in n ; Kersosene Oil Company at Joadjn Creek, was charged with the temble offence of car nally knowing liis owil daughter; a girl ; under sixteen years of age. The prisoner wasarrfested by Constable Wafeis,- of Mitta gong. Prisoner's daughter,- who has just ben confined, was too' ill' to attend' the court, and, after hearing the evidence of the ap prehending constable, the bench adjourned the case for eight days. We understand that the unfortunate- girl's-mother died about a year ago, since which time she has been: living with; lier father' at Joadja Creek-. Mr. Fargtfsy author of " Galied Back," iV dead.
A VEGETABLE WONDER. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 23 May 1885
A VEGETABLE WOOER. A banyan tree is a forest m itself, giving shelter or shade to whole villages or huts. Its wide-spreading branches are supported by many separate stems, or trunks, formed by descending aerial roots, which on reach ing the ground, become fixed as props to the great leafy roof above. Natives of parts of India regard the tree as sacred, and it is not surprising that the deep twi light which always prevails under its dense foliage should impress with awe the simple Buddhist dwellers in this shade. Eespect ing the size reached by this tree, it may be stated that Forbes, in his " Oriental Mem oirs," mentions a banyan-tree which was nearly 2000ffc. in circumference, measured round its principal stems, while the ground covered by its branches was considerably more extensive. The large trunks num bered 350, and the smaller ones exceeded 3000. Even the 2000ft.—or more than one third of a mile—does not represent the full circumference over which this colossal plant's chief s...
MARRIAGE WITH DECEASED WIFE'S SISTER. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 23 May 1885
MARRIAGE WITH DECEASED WIFE'S SISTER. A memorial signed by nearly three-fourths of t he members of the City of London Gor* jjoralion, has been addressed to her Majesty's Ministers, urgingthe repeal of the j jci,\v jtn'ohibjifcing marriage, with deceased J wife's sister. The memorialists—among whom are the Lord Mayor, the ex-Lord Mayor, the two Sheriffs, the Recorder, the City Chamberlain, and twenty of the twenty nine Deputies—say :—" The prohibition of such marriages has been repeatedly con demned by large majorities in the House of Commons ; it has become a part of our jurisprudence through a doubtful interpreta tion of Scripture; it is habitually infringed, without loss of respect, by persons of ad mitted virtue, who do not believe that they are acting at variance with religion or moral ity ; and a law which, like this, fails to secure the general assent of the community ought, in our opinion, to be abolished. We therefore urgently appeal to her Majesty's responsible advisers to ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 23 May 1885
There is hnr 1lv anvlhina: that a-'ds more towards the malting of ft contented mi rid than a really flood pair of boots. and whatever people nmv Ray to the .contrary, everbody is to a cerlatn extent an epicure in their own hearts, were they only to confess it. Now what is more d!s\"reeable to persons of refined taste than to co out in a badly made pair of Boots or Shoes? To obviate this disagreeable state of things it is necessary that you should go at once to the Bowral Boot mart, where you will Hee a most magnificent assortment of the best Continental and Colonial Boots and shops. No store or shop in Hie district can boast of such a snlendid stocls of goods, an^ mark ALL AT SYDNEY PRICES.. Boots made to order, slippers made np and repairs done wifh neatness and dispatch,—W. Gr. Moore, pro prietor—Bong Bong-skeefc, Bowral.—Adv. A prize fight which hnr] boon arranged, to fake place last Tuesday at Brighton, between W. Farnan and William Lees for £500 a side, was stopped by the polic...
FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT NEAR SOUTH CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 23 May 1885
FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT NEAR SOUTH CREEK. \ fatal accident occurred ne&r South Creek last Saturday night, by which a young woman named Lamerack,twenty three years . of age, Inst her life. The young woman had been to Sydney with her father who is em ployed on the duplicate line, and they re turned to South Creek by the 11.25 p.m. train. Limerack reside- near the Parkes platform, bevond South Creek, and as the train does not stop there they got out at the latter sta tion an&lt;l proceeded to walk home along the railway line. Shortly after the arrival of the paseengpr train at Penrith a goods train leaves for Sydney, and this train they met on a bridge before reaching their destina tion", It is supposed that the daughter was endeavouring to save her father's life when she was struck' by the engine, which knocked . her clean over the bridge, and she fell to a depth of 30 feet. Death must have been instantaneous, for when the body was re covered it was found that amongst o...
THE SOURCES OF MANY FAMOUS ENGLISH NOVELS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 23 May 1885
THE SOURCES OF MANY FAMOUS ENGLISH NOVELS. Novel-writing, in which life and what is called society are attempted to be represented, is anony mous biography to a large extent,. In ordinary con versation a person who talks a great deal about him ' self is generally set down as a bore. But let him write his own story, let him produce an anoymous autobiography, and if the execution be even tolerable lie may hold the reader by the powerful grasp of sympathy. But in this-class the most remarkable -example is not what may be regarded as the first English romance, " Robinson Crusoe." Its author, one Daniel Defoe, a political hack writer, who had previously tried his hand at prose fiction without much success, came across a very prosaic narrative &nbsp; of the adventures of one Alexander Selkirk, a Scotch sailor, who lived for four years , and four months on the desert island of Juan Fernandez in the Pacific-Ocean. Throwing himself, as it were, into the very mind of the enforced soli...
BOWRAL POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 27 May 1885
BOWH'AL POST OFFIGE. Mait.s oIosq for all stations North at 9.3$ p*.m.,'(la5,y' (Saturdays cxcrpied.) For Kangaloon ami Bobertson 2, riVttu ^ailyy (Sundays excepted.) Mails arriv6 at Bowrnl fvofa I Kangalooli afld Robertson a'fc noon,. daily, (Sunday if J excepted'.) j Mails i»rri>o from all stations South at jjf.5 a.w'.y , daily, (Sundays excepted.) From'all stations >Tn:'&lt;]i fit I2.8H a.m. (Itondays excepted.) From Sydney, I Parrainatta,- and all stations AYest ■ at 1.3& p.m.', daily, (Sundays excepted.) The B'owral Money Order O'ffice'closes at (j p.ta. Post O'ffiee h6ur?t from 0 a.m. to 6 p.nr., and on Sundays, for dfilivery of letters, &o., only, from' 9 lb 10" a.m. Telegraph Office hours from 9 a.mV to 8 p,m., (Sundays excepted.) Mails close for all stations south at 9.30'p.m.,• Sundays exceiMcd.) Government Savings Bank open from ff n.w. to f> p.m. ' i - . ,
FUN AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 27 May 1885
FUN AND FANCY. When is a kiss like rumour ? When it goes from mouth to mouth. The fashionable tailor may not be much of a lady-killer, but lie knows how to cut a young man out. Beauty, they say, is only skin deep any >vay ; but many a girl would be thankful if only her beauty were as deep as that. An Irishman, eating rliis green corn, handed thecob to the waiter and asked, " will ye plase pat some more banes upon me stick?" '• Was Rome founded & by Romeo ?" in quired a pupil of the teacher. "No my son, " replied the wise man; " it was Ju liet who was fouud dead by Romeo. " Yes," said the boy, " I might just as ■well be at the head of my class as not. 'But I don't mind beiug at the foot, and the other boys do ; go I sacrifice myself." Parson, to :boys playing on Sunday: •"Boys; do you know what this is ?'V'Heigho, Bill, here's a lark. Here's a cove as has 'been oat all night, and don't know what day .it is!" There is a Racier in Alaska movingalong at the rate of a quarter ...
CURRENT EVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 27 May 1885
CURRENT EVENTS. l\ Victor Hugo is dead, aged 88 years. • The standing army in Ireland totals 30,000 and the constabulary 15,000 . men. Sir Henry Parkes is to, be asked to de liver a lecture in connection with the Gran ville School of Arts. Authority has been given ior the forma • tion of 51 volunteer infantry corps in various parts of the colony. Last year the American watch engravers could malte from £3 to £4 pei\ week— this year they're lucky if they can make : £2. ' t , I At the. London home for lost ancl ' starving dogs nearly 15,000 waifs and strays of the London dog world were received last year. , The woman Dudley, wlio attempted to shoot O'Donovan Rossa in New Yorl in January last, has been realeased from custody. Mr. ChippindaH's horse Bolaro and Mr. W. Fieldhouse's Bronzewing will shortly try. conclusions on the Camden and Campbletown course for a stake ot ^ £1.00. ' \ A tweed factory is about to be'established at Cam den by Messrs. Bnrne aud Mackenzie, who have imported m...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 27 May 1885
^~ THE FREE PRESS Book, Stationery, & Fancy Goods Depot, BONG BONG-STREET, BOWRAL. JST OF GOODS ALWAYS ON HAND Ruled Note and Letter Papers Plain ditto Water-lined ditto " Foreign ditto Faucy ditto, colored and goffered edge9 Mourning Note Papers and Envelopes Foolscap, plain and ruled Larochc's best Note Paper and Envelopes , Classic ditto ditto Original Repp ditto ditto _ Chromatic Tinted Bepped Note and Evelopes, assorted, Is. 10d. per box _ The Boyal Paperterie, assorted tints, wicker pattern, note and envelopes, a hand . some article, 3s. 9d. per box : The Duchess Box of Stationery, Is.- Gd. _ The' Handy Series Bos of Stationery, plain and floral, Is. and Is. 03. The Colonists' Tinted Box of Stationery, Is. The Wonderful Box of Stationery, 9d. Envelopes, all sizes and qualities Day Boots . ' Playing Cards, Gd., 9d„ and Is. per packet Ink Erasers . Lead and Best Drawing Pencils Pocket Companions Memorandum Books Account Books Pens and Pen-holders Slates and Slate Pencils...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 27 May 1885
.The ruling- spiiit of genius.—Intellectual • powei' Js a g:eat iaflnsiioe. It ruled the destiny of Si: -and in Disraeli and Gladstone, sways the operations of national affai :s in Ger nany through Bismavck, and directs iibogove.nmenu of France through Gamheita. Wolfe's Schnapps absorbs ail the o.her decoctions of gin usee7, throughout the world, and may, therefore, be considered its muster spirit. Always ask for Wolfe's Schnapps.—Advfc, Holloway's Pills.—Changes of temperature pav'\ •weafc'-ier frequently upset persons who are most cive ful of their health, and particular in their diet. These corrective, pum'yim; and gentle aperient pills are the best remedy for all defective action of the digestive organs. They augment the rvpp^tite, strengthen the stomach, cot'rert biliousness, and carry off all that is j noxious from the system. Holloway's Pills are com- j posed of rare balsams, unmixed with baser matter, and en that account are peculiarly well a;>,ptpcl for the yow»3i delica...
CONDENSED ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 27 May 1885
CONDENSED STEMS, Lord Sherbrooke, has published a volume of poems. A Volunteer Corps is to be established in .. Brakiwood. Bega is to bd lighted with gad by the firstf Week in August. - A skating club has been successfully • formed at Goulburn. In London, measles are more fatal than smail-pox, owing to the safety- of vaccina tion. . ,, I'he municipial council of Bourke has passed a resolution to borrow .£6000" to • build a town-hall. Though a man may become learned by another's learning,' he call never be wise but by his own wisdom. The Church of England Purity Society, •. or White Cross Union, is to be inaugurated at St. Andrew's Cathedral 011. June 1. ' ,Mr. G. C. Lought-nan, one of the mem bers for Wagga,. says the railway.; from . Wagga to Tumberumba is a dead certainty. : Mr. T. M. flattery, M. P. for Burrowa has presented an eighty-guinea, organ for the newly opened ..Convent at Burrowa. The largest locomotive yet built has just been turned out at Baltimore for bho Mexi can G-...
VICTORIA AND NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 27 May 1885
VICTORIA AND SEW SOUTH WALES. ' Once a year these young countries en deavour to take their own statistical meas urement for mutual comparison, and self congratulation. It has been settled which is first, but it remains to be seen who will be the greatest. During the gold fever Victoria went away with a bound, leaving New South Wales far behind. The hare said to the tortoise, " Shall I say you are coming ?' The tortoise in this race is gain ing on tliehare. In 1880 the numbers were, Victoria, 849,000; New South ' Wales, 751,000; difference in favour of Victoria, 08,000. At the end of 1884 they were, . ia 901,000; New South Wales, .'.C30; difference in favour of 'Victoria'. C30. During the time named Victo ' •s yearly added , 28,000; New Sou Wales has added at the rate of 42,000. these figures be adjusted, it will be seen that they show that the two colonies jig these rates will be abreast in about two and a half years' time. The difference between the two capitals is being overlapped...
The Bowral Free Press. Do as adversaries do in law, Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. Wednesday, May 27,1885. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 27 May 1885
§totel Jfm Urtssj Do as adversaries do in law, Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. Wednesday, May 27,4885. The public of Bowral in general, and the subscribers to tlie Building Fund of the School of Arts, in particular, have just cause for complaint on account of the present un satisfactory state of things in connection therewith. Meetiugs have been •' held, moneys subscribed, and all sorts of efforts . made in aid of the Building Fund. In spite of all lands of hindrances, copiplaints, rumours of unsafety, and compulsory alter ations, the new building is completed and quite ready for occupation. It has, been completed two months at least; but the public does hot know who keeps tlie key. From whatever " standpoint the matter is viewed, the situation is unsatisfactory. The money which the committee had raised, aud which has been spent in theerection, is lying iiile and unproductive. That is a bad thing. Then there is a debt on the build ing. . According to a, statemeut, rea...