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SO LONG AGO. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
SO LONG AGO. A certain omnibus company lias gained notoriety for the slowness of its horses and in connection with this an amusing story is told. As, one omnibus reached its destin ation an old man with a long white beard rose feebly from a corner scat and tottered towards the door. He was, however stopped by the conduct or, who said : , " Your fare, please." " I paid my fare." " When? I don't remember it." " Why, I paid it when I got on the 'bus." " Where did yau get on the 'bus ? " " At the starting-place." " That won't do," said the conduct or. " When I left there, there was only a little boy on the 'bus." " Yes," answered the old man ; " I know it I was that little boy !
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
ITEMS OF INTEREST. Mr. J. Ford, senior letter-carrier at the. B'owral post office, who is leaving to take up duties in. Sydney from tha ist May, will be succeeded in Bowral by Mr. W. J. Mockett, from the head office. . Senior-Constable Gallagher's new field of labor h.as been altered from. Five Dock to the City. Trooper J.. H[. Wa^by, of-Robertson, a, member of the local West Camden, Lancers, has been honored, by being selected a member of the New- Sputh Wales Coronation Corftingent, shortly^to lea.ve for England. Mi;. War by- left for Sydney on Friday., — . An. old. identity of Kangaloon was at the Bowral Police Court on;, Monday,, before Mr. W. Murray, J.P., fined is or the rising of the! court foe- drunkenness, he was.defended by Mr. -H-. M> Qxley., The weather along the coast between. Sydney and Brisbane hfis been, very boisterous, several vessels, being weather bound.. The A.U.S.N, rCo'.'s steamer, Arawatta, was. caught in. the. gale, and; had s.ome of her machinery disabled...
A BOA-CONSTRICTOR DEFIED. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
A BOA-CONSTRICTOR DEFIED. ? An extraordinary tale is told of a rabbit that defied and baffled a hung ry boa-constrictor, whose dinner the rabbit was designed to be. The in cident took place in a continental menagerie, and the little creatnrc was thriist into the cage of a hugh serpant which gave a joyous hiss on perceiv ing hiin, and prepared at once to facinate. But this particular rabbit had a strain of heroic blood within him and would not be facinated. He sat down before the boa, and looked into his eyes with calm defiance. The serpent then let out one of the rings of his mighty coil, and raised his head a little. The rabbit, un daunted, made a series of irregular bounds, keeping his eye upon the mon ster, as if performing a war-dance. He also moved his long ears back wards and forwards in a menacing manner. . The boa was evidently "astonished at this unwonted behaviour of his re past, and drew back his head ; upon which the. doughty rabbit sprang upon him and put him to-utter r...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
No Opium in Chamberlain's Codgh- Remedy.— Many cough curea oontain opium. The effeot o£ this drug is to diminish secretion of the mucus, and. t';o relief atfordad is only temporary. As soon as llicj effeot of tho opium passes off, the malady re turns in a more severe form. The eystein is also weakened and rendered more susceptible to cold.. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy does not, contain opium in any any form. It affords relief and leaves, the system in a healthy condition. It always cures, and cures quickly. D. Morgan, Chemist;' ISgwcal, > Sella it'. ' '
IN COMPENSATION. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
IN COMPENSATION. It is said that a celfebrated French tenor was exceedingly loyal to his profession, and was apt to take offence at any slight whether or not it was intended. On - one occasion lie was engaged for the' sum of sixty pounds to sing at. the house of a rich financier. . . . He sang his first song magnificent ly, but no one paid any .attention, and the' guests' talked their loudest. Presently the host thought the time had come for another song, and sent for the tenor. I-Ie could not he found and that evening was seen 110 more. Next day a note came from him, ac companied by the sum of eighty pounds. The note ran thus:— "I have the. honour to return the sixty pounds which I. received for singing at your party; and; I beg leave to add twenty more for'having so greatly disturbed the conversation of your guests."
SOMETHING LIKE ENJOYMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
SOMETHING LIKE ENJOYMENT. I was touring in the colonies once with a melodrama of a very pathetic nature (says a well-known .actor ) . It invariably affected the audience to tears—sometimes even to sobs. I had not been very long on the stage then, and it seemed to. me very cruel to get a lot of people in side a theatre and make them cry all evening, until my eyes' were opened in a rather amusing way. One night my landlady asked me to give her a pass, which I did, not without- inward qualms of con science. Judge or my astonishment, when on reaching my rooms, after the performance, I found her red-nosed and swollen-eyed indeed, but other wise beaming with delight. " " Well, Mrs. B—I said," did you enjoy the play ? " "That' I did, sir," she- replied. " Why, I never cried so much in my life ! "
KANGALOON. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
EANG-ALQON. • Speiio Melioiu.' The monthly, meeting of the Jdand ot I-Jbpe was.held, in the Methodist Church on Friday evening last, a,n.d although,the programme was. shor;t the various, pieces were done justice to by the performers. During the past it has been hard to hold; a good meeting through the Minister, of the circuit (who y? al ways president of the Band of Hope) being not always.able to be present, but with the advent of a new Minister in the circuit, it is to.be hoped th.nt the meetings will be again in the future up to the past standard of a, few. years ago, The vice-president, Mr. J. Curtis, occupied the chair, and. op.ened the .mee.ti.ng, by .singing, hymn 47- in Hoyle's, after which the -'following pro granyne. v/.as- gone through : —Chorus, Let it Pass," clioir; recitation, " Paddy Q Shca," Master R. Vidler; duet,. Misses Avie Piper and Alma Thomas; recita tion, " Be Gentle," Master A. Harrigan recitation, "The Death of the Old Ser geant," Mr. J. Noble; solo, Mrs. G....
Bowral Council. THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 24. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
Howral Council. Tiiursdav, October, 24. Present: Alderman Oxley (chairman),. Mackenzie, Campbell, Mathevyson,' Kyngv do,n^ Stores, Joues, and. Rice.. Correspondence. From Mr; James Lcnton^ secretary of the Loyal Lighthouse I^bdge, Bowral, calling attention to the bad state of the footpath from the Grand Hotel to the Oddfellows' Hall, and. requesting that same be repaired and tarred as. soon as. possible.. The letter also, stated that" if. the council would supply, the material, on the work, the members.of the lodge would, undertake to find the labor.—On the too-: tion, of Aldermen Kyngdon and Jones- it was decided that the request be complied, with, the cost to the council, not to exceed, £2 ips. ' Finance Sheet.. On,the.motion;of,Aldermen Mackenzie, and,-Kyngdon, accdunts amounting to. ^"14- 3s 7d general account, and £14. 17s, 1 id gas' account, were passed for pay-, ment. • Council;Clerk's Report. Thp clerk, reported.,having received; the. following sums,during-thp-past fprtnigii...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
Baby's Coxjqh Must.Nev^ii Lijjoer.— Nothing is moiQ distressing than to seo.a helpless little Infant ojuilpripg wjth a cough, andto ba.fearfuj of using a remedy, which, may contain some harmful ipgrej dieht. The makers of. Oham&orlain's Cough. Eemedy positively guaranty. that. this, preparation does not contain opium in any form, or any other harmful substance. Mothers, may, confidently., give this, rqrnedy to their little ones. It gives, prompt relief-and is perfectly safe. It always cares..and curpa quickly. D. Morgan, Chemist, Bowral, sells, it, . ' ' • '
Wedding. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
A Wedding took place at the Wesleyap Church, Glen Innes, on Tuesday, April 15,; wheti tlip Rev Arthur Johnstone, sou of Mr. Qeo.rge. Johnstone, of. Kangalpon, was married to,Miss Florence. Dorothy 'Wuougate Thomas,; daughter of Mr. U. A,. Thomas, of Gleri...limes.' The church was prettily decorated, and nil arch of greenery and chrysanthemums, with a lucky bell, was.suspended over the bridal pair. The, bride,wore,a handsome wedding dress.of white, bfocafled gills, with court' trajiij, apd carried a h(ipdsotne,shp>ver bouquet, the gift of the bride groom. She was.attended, by her sister, Miss' Edie Thomas, in white Swiss muslin, with in sertion aud lace, and a wreath of pink roses:aiid, tulle veil, and carried a bouquet of pink roses, wljicli, with.an opal brooch, was the gift of the. brifJegropin. Tile bride's train was borne by two,little girls, Miss Daphne Thomas and,Missj Florrie Thuchly, in cream . silk dresses and quaint cream straw bonnets, and wore gold, brooches, the gift...
AT A COURT CEREMONIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
AT A COURT CEREMONIAL. " You cannot see anywhere such a be wildering.blaze of uniforms and decora tions as at, a Court Levee or Drawing room," said an Embassy Attache to the writer. " The Ambassador's uniform, though by no means the most dazzling, ia very' picturesque and striking, and apart from distinctive emblems and orders is pretty much the same for the Ambassadors of all countries. " The uniform consists of a ' cut-away' coat of black or blue, richly embroidered with gold and decorated with gold lace and a kaleidoscopic array of orders, and white trousers with a gold stripe. This is .Levee uniform ; for Drawing-rooms the white trousers give place to white, breeches of buckskin, with white stock ings of silk. " More striking, however, are the naval anil military uniforms which are affected by those who are entitled to use theiu. They are, as you know, of almost every coloui under the sun, and the varying groupings of colour as the men move about' are brilliant and beautiful in ...
ROBERTSON. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
ROBERTSON. Erom, our Corresppndeut. MessrB. J. D. Wood and Co. report a.veuy. successful; sale on account of tlio oatuto of ilVe late-Joseph Garintt. SQ.cowa, averaged. £0/0/6 per head; . calves, horses and pigs also,sold at highly satisfactory rates.. The weather ha?, been changeable during, the week, but no rain, until Saturday, night. 30 points were registered, till Monday morn ing, very co|d dtiring.tbQ day. Rain, ngaip fell;about? a.m. this (Tuesday), morning,, and at present showery weather seems lilco ly to, eontipue.. The district is looking fresh, but, of course, there i3 no,prospect of: grass attaiuing any height, but oat paddocks, will be greatly improved by late rain, 20/4/'O2. '
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ONE OF THE YELLOW GANG. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
All ttrorts Reserved. . ONE OF THE YELLOW GANG.! BY HERBERT RUSSELL. All day long I had felt like one in a dream, t know not what ailed rue. 1 moved abou t aba t racted ly. pa i d) i ttl h 1 j eed when spoken to. and had a constant hauuting sense of the unreality of every thing. Had my medical knowledge been greater I should have suspected an approaching tit of epilepsy ; ns it was. I merely wondered what this intolerable feeling of lethargy could signify. Early in the afternoon I closed my ledger, full of blots and erasures, and going to the manager of the office, told him that I was unwell. He glanced at mil* through his spectacles, said I looked rather white, and recommended me to go home. I stepped out into the crowded streets, and walked slowly towards where I lived. People stared at me as they passed, and I was frequently bumped against as I walked along in a dazed, mechanical way. Suddenly I realised that a terrible condition of mind had come upon me. I did not I know where i...
MITTAGONG. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
MITTAGrONG, anniversary services. The Anniversary. Services in couueolion with tlio Methodist Church were held on S.tinday, the. attendance nt the evnning ser vice. being largo.. Willing hands'had been busy oiv the previous day, making the in side of the church beautiful with flowerb and ferns, and the result of theitteffoits was greatly admired. The preachers for the day were the Rev. A. W.' Pitrfcou a.iid the Rev. Tv Kench, each of whom, preached ser mons that were ranch, enjoyed by their bearers, The following, special musjc was rendered, by the choir at the evening ser vice :—Anthems—'.' The Lord Hear Thee," and '• Cry out and Shout; sob,. " Cal vary," Mr. II;. Chapman; solo, '.'Only Tired," by Mr. Gr. Price with an inyisible. chorus, All the items wore well rendered, a,nd the. preacher, requested that something s.imilar might be. given tho next time he had. to.occupy thp. pulpit.- Tiie'.'collections, a.t each servico were .in, aid. of the. local trust fund; The anniversary cele...
SIGNALS FORM MARS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
SIGNALS FORM MARS. Although Mars in apposition is over 80,000,000 miles distant, lie is still the most interesting object in our evening skies, and tiiis not so much for what we know about him as for what we imagine. The belief in his liahilabilily, rather strcngtheiied than diminished l>y the discoveries' of recent years, but as yet incapable .of proof or dis proof, finds its most appealing pre sentation to the public mind in the idea of possible signalling between men and the inhabitants ' of the planet. Let us for the present assume that such intelligent inhabitants exist, and that the Martian canals arc their work. We may then go on to consid er what signalling to them involves, and whether it would, be mechanically possible. At the outside we are limited to two ways of signalling—by means of light and by the electric waves of the same nature but enormously longer period than used in wireless telegra phy. Of these two, light is by far the most promising. When Mars is nearest ...
QUIETEST ROW ON RECORD. DEAF AND DUMB TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
QUIETEST ROW ON RECORD. DEAF AND DUHB" TBIAL. According to the American papers Justice Oonkling, sitting in bis court ut Hoboken. has been sadly perplexed by the trial of an action in which the parties weie deaf and dumb. The suit was brought by Miss Sadie Zigler against Mrs. Mary JCealey, for the recovery of A trunk, deluined by the latter at her boarding-house. "When the ease was called on the two ladies came into court gesticulating in a violent manner, and the Judge in vain directed them to bo quiet. " What is it all about ?" he asked of tiie clerk. That official explained the particulars, and added, " They are all deaf and dumb, your Honour." The strangers waved their hands about worked their fingers wildly, and said a thousand things with their eyes. The Justice looked about hopelessly. Then his glance fell upon a slate. He handed it to Mid. Kealey. She took it eagerly. in a moment she handed the slate back to the Court. He read:— '• She owes me a week's board." Miss Zigler to...
A GULF STREAM IDEA EXPLODED. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
A GULF STREAM IDEA EXPLODED. I The theory that still lingers in nearly all the geography books, that the Gulf Stream brings warmth and salubriety to England and to the coasts of north-westen Europe, is now denounced by meteorologists as a myth. It is stated that by the time the Gulf Stream reaches Newfound land it is not distinguishable in tem perature or "set "-of current from the rest of the ocean ; and if it were by any possibility to be diverted at the straits of Florida no one in Eng land would be aware of it. It is the eastward and north-eastward drift of which distributes a mild climate over Europe.
DANGERS OF VIVISECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
DANGERS OF VIVISECTION. Dr. Calmette, tlie celebrated vivi seclionist and director of the Pasteur Institute at Lille, has discovered a curative serum for the effects of snake-bite. This serum lie prepares with his own hands' in his own labor atory by treating animals with suc cessive doses of ; snake-venom. He ' was only the other day severely bit | ten-by a trigonocephalus—a reptile of ! appaling virulence. This, however '"was not due to any carelessness on his part, for her " takes every pre caution in collecting the vemon and has invented a kind of forceps which lie introduces into the cage, and with which he seizes the head of the snake so that it cannot escape. The .cage is then opened and, the snake being forced to open its mouth, the venom which appears in spots at the points of the fangs, is collected in a sy ringe. Despite all precaution, the forceps must have1 slipped, for Dr. Calmette was severely bitten on the - right hand. Dr. Calmette without de lay gave himself an inj...
Simultaneous Mission for Bowral. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
Simultaneous Mission for Bowral. The second step towards the holding of the Simultaneous Mission in Bowral was taken on Monday evening, when the first united prayer meeting was held in S. Jude's Church of England School-hall. There was a very fair attendance pre- sided over by the Rev. A. J. Carter (Presbyterian). At the close of the prayer meeting a committee meeting was held, when the following business was done: - The prayer meetings are to commence punc- tually at 7.30 p.m. on each Monday even- ing, and continue for about an hour. The hymns are to be bright and not too long, and,the prayers brief and pointed, so that a larger number may take part. The second prayer meeting will be held in the Presbyterian, Church next Monday evening, the Rev. M. Maddern (Methodist) to be the leader and giye a short and suitable address. &nbsp; It was decided to ask the different choirs to unite and select a leader, with a view to making the singing at the Mission services more effective ...
B. D. Cottage Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 30 April 1902
B. D. Cottage Hospital. At a meeting of the executive com-. mittee of the above Hospital, held on Monday morning, the tenders for new Board room and two nurses' rooms, were opened. The following tenders were received: F. J. Potter, £251 3s 6d; E. P. Frost £273. Mr. Stephens was asked at the last general committee meeting to draw up an estimate as to the cost of this work, and the estimate that he submitted was £210. As the tenders received consider ably exceeded that amount, the executive committee decided to ask Mr. Stephens to carry out the work at his estimated price, viz.: £210, as per plans and speci fications which werte tendered for. The work will be supervised by Mr. C. H. Halstead, architect, of Burradoo.