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LAMENTABLE IGNORANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
LAMENTABLE IGNORANCE. During the hearing of the Coorna rape case at the circuit court, Goulburn, one of the witnesse^ for the prosecution, named Bob ert Evans, who bolongs to the Coouia dis trict, displayod an amount of ignorance that one would soarcely imagine to be possible in these days of almost universal education. The witness was a shepherd, and a married man, and in giving his evidence ho stated, amidst suppressed laughter, that he did not konw tho month of tho year, and that he thought Christmas Eve was on tho 27th of September. In answer to Sir George Innes, he stated that he had no business to do with the months of the year at all. Witness, who was a respectably-dressed inan, gave his evidence in a most peculiar manner, and soemed to be in a state of fog generally. Tho complainant, a girl sixteen years of age, on being put in tho box, likowiso showed an amount of ignorance and depravity that was simply astounding. In answer to tho orown prosecutor, she stated that she coul...
THE POPULATION OF RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
THE POPULATION OF RUSSIA. Tjie oensus returns give the following details about tho population of Russia. On January 1, 1882, the inhabitants of Russia numbered 91,118,514, living in G3 provinces and 11 districts. During the year 1881 there were 4,043,868 births and 2,820,488 deaths registered, the growth of the pop ulation being 1,217,425 inhabitants. At this rate the population would rise to a hun dred millions in 189Q, and in GO or 70 years it would have doubled. At present the pop ulation of tho empire is 94 millions. The growth of population is largest in southern parts and smallest in the northorn, where also the mortality is greatest,. It is difficult to say whether this is to bo attributed to the climato or the economic conditions of the country. The average of life in Russia is 2G years in Europe and 81 in Asia. This fact is explained by the enormous mortality of young chiliiron. It has been ascertained that 60 per cent, of the children die under the age of five years, which...
District Intelligence. BERRIMA [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
BERRIMA At tlie meeting- of lite Mutual Improvement Society on Monday 28th April, Mr. Matthews moved that Local Option should be extended to. the renewal oX license!) lor public-houses. lie was supported by Mr. Taylor and opposed by Messrs. Galbraith, Makiil and. O'Harn. The motion was lost. Tho weather lately lias been very wet, and plonty of rain lias now fallen to- keep us going for some time. The grass looks quite green again, and ono cannot help feeling delighted whori lie looks on tho gfass now after thinking of what it was a few months ago. Our local school of. arts is. still, I believe, doing good -work. Tho attendance is slightly improving with the advent of long evenings. May 1.
HOW A WOMAN RETIRES. [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
ROW A WOMAN RETIRES. She began by wishing that she had gone to bed three hours before, but she had not the slightest idea that it was so late, although her 'grandfather's clock * had been staring her in the face the whole evening, and the 'clock in the steeple' had' struck one' several times during the same period. Aut she dreads going to bed, it is such a job. Then she moralises upon the bad effects of sitting up late, and then declares that no one knows how bad it makes her feel next morning. She says, however, that she must just finish the chapter, for she is most through, or must oom pleto this leaf in some embroidery, or knit into the middle of her needle ; or has got to mix up the head; or at any rate some excuse is brought forward to keep her up about an hour after sho had made up hor mind to go to bed. Then she unbuttons hot* shoes, or lets out the_ job, while she swears or affirms that she is so tired that she is just ready to drop, and is willing to make her affidavit to t...
Colonial & Intercolonial. [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
(MottiM .& lutcrcxrluniitl ; George Donn, of Camden, is insolvent. Liabili ties £58 7s. 7d.; assets £3 I ts. 6d. •Jacob Gahiuud Esq, M.P. has been appointed a member of the board of technical education* , The number of publio houses in Sydnoy lias de creased by twenty-six sinco tho adoption of local option. ' Mr. E. Wrenoh has been elcoted a director of the City Bank'in the room of the Hon.. S. A. Joseph, M.L.C.,.resi3noct; - Duuinu March last there were 982 births in Sydnoy and suburbsand during the same period thoro were 501 doaths registered. The committee of tho Mudgee Agricultural So oiety have decided to proceed with tho erection of a now pavilion to coat £1000. The Hawkesbury Agricultural Society's show has been postponed'till the 8th, 0th, and 10th instant in consequence of tho wot weather. Tiie railway to Mudgeo will probably be opened on the 1st of July. Arrangements are being made Cor a demonstration on the occasion. Tiie Durham Downs Station in the south district...
DICKENS, THE TEACHER. [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
J>ICKEJSTS, THE TEACHER. An American lady who recently visited Ltou d hi thus moralises ou Charles Dickens :— All grimy old Loudon town was brightened, softened, yet mellowed and made altogether lovely by the humidly golden atmosphere which Turner painted so well and revelled in so manly. This atmosphere, in its tan gible presence, is London's one beautiful garment, and when it is folded about hor she is transformed from a gigantic hard handed, money-changing wench to a queen. Our American custom of Sunday morn ing late rising, loitering, and our eleven o'clock service, brought me to the main en trance of Westminster Abbey after every sitting in that part of the structure was oc cupied. I was directed to the ' poots' cor ner,' where temporary benches had been placed for the accommodation of the un ! usual number of worshippers. The toned | light, the exquisite music whioh flooded and echoed and lovingly lingered among the lofty arches, the dignified, impressive Church of England ...
SCHOOL OF ARTS MOVEMENT AT MITTAGONG. [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
SCHOOL OF ARTS MOVEMENT MITT A O ONO. .A corresiv.ndknt writes to say that a meet ing was hold at Mr. Hilder's Hotol, Mitta gong, ft few evenings ago for the purpose of discussing the advisability of establishing a school of arts at that town. In consequence of the luipropitious stato of th« weather, and the brief notice given of the mooting, the attendance was small, only eight persons being prosont. Mr. John Mealing was voted to the chair, and Mr. \V. it. Hudspeth was elected socretary pro. tem. Conversationally the question was diacassed at some length, and the meeting was ultimately adjourned till Wednesday evening noxt, 7th inst,, when all "who have any interest in the welfare of their fellow-creatures aro invited to attend at the Church of England schoolroom, and lend their hearty co-operation in the estab lishment of a school of arts at Mittagong.
CHURCH OF ENGLAND, BOWRAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
CHURCH OF ENOL.-am, B0W11AL. The first meeting of the Church Wardens of St. Simon and St. Judo's, Bowral, viz. Messrs. 0. Bennett, J, Bowen, and V. B. Iiiley, elected for the current year, was held at ■ the parsonage on Monday last. The minutes of tho last meeting, held before Esvter, having been rend and confirmed, several accounts were discussed and passed. It was agreed to advertiso for tenders for the crection of a small shed for the sliolter of the boll-linger during wot weather. Tho Incumbent reported to tho meeting the ro Bultof his interviowwith the Bishopof S3'dney, referring to tho proposed visit of the Bishop for the purpose of holding confirmation of tho candidates from Bowral and Mittagong ; referring to the proposed new church for Bowral; and referring to the lease of tho Globe for a term of years. ■ Loav'e was'granted to Mr. Bennett' to have a small hut erected in the G-lebe lis a I temporary homo for James Reid, to . be sub ject to a nominal rent. Mr. Bennett then ad...
AN AMUSING INCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
AN AMUSING INCIDENT:. The London correspondent of the S: Herald,, under date March 21, says:—Alt London has. been lau'ghmg during- the past week at tlio successful perpetration, of a. practical joko of tho real Theodore Iioolc stylo. A few days ago so-mo wag sent, round to above sixty or seventy battored old. rouos a letter written on the finest notopaper and stamped with elaborate armorial bear ing purporting to oome from a lady inviting; them to meet her at tho Haymarkofc Theatre on a particular night, and, as a sign of re cognition, to wear a bunch of violets in their coats* As tho letter dolicately hinted that tho fair writer had fallen a viotim to tho personal oh arms of its reoipient tho vanity of these elderly dandies was intensely tickled,. Accordingly, on tho appointed night, nearly everyono of them turned up at tho troatre attired in their spruoest garments,, and each wearing a bvmoh of violets in his button hole. Somehow or other tlio joke had leaked out, and was iii full...
THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
THE A US TRALTAN MUSEUM It will bo in the reoollcotion of many of our readers that among the more interesting of the exhibits in the unfortunate Garden Palace was a fino oolleotion of weapons and implements of aboriginal manufacture and similar articles from the islands, displayed by tho trustees of the Australian MuseuiiL. This was allowed to remain iu the buildi^ after the oloso of tho exhibition, with tho in tention of again exhibiting it in oonneotion with the technological museum, but the disastrous fire whioh destroyed that beauti ful ediiice, on the 22nd September, 1882, swopt away, with its contents, this entire ethnological collection. Many specimens have been lost which cannot be replaced, but the trustees of the museum have been endeavouring to form a new collection ; and have succeeded with the expenditure of over £1,000, and the assistance of many persons interested tho work, wlio contributed valuable I climationB, in bringing together a largo number of iuiiclcH illustr...
Essays, Sketches, &c. [We propose inserting occasionally under this head contributions from persons not connected with this paper. Personal matters must not be discussed, and contributors must deal only with, general questions. The essays will become our properly, and will be I. subject to revision or rejection. At the same time it must be understood that it does not follow we endorse the opinions of our contributers.] THE TEACHING OF MORALITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
feirgrs, Sktrjwi, [Wo propose-inserting occasionally under this head contributions from persons not connected with tliis pnper. Personal matters must not bo discussed, and contributors must deal only with, general questions. : The essays will become.; onr: properly, and will be .subject to revision or rejection. At tho sumo time it must bo understood that it does not follow wo endorse tho opinions of our.contributors.], TI1E TEACHING OF MORALITY. It is to bo hoped that the appreoiatory notice which appealed in the llowrnl li'rce Press a fow weeks ago concerning the Bov. Charles Olden's pamphlet^ en titled Immorality, will have induccd overy young man in Bowral and its neighbourhood to invost six pence in the purchase of the book. And though it is primarily intended far unmarried men, it would not bo a bad thing i£ married men wero to read it. It is the best synopsis that has fallen undor our notico of tho arguments against immorality, and of the things to be dono and tho things to b...
The Bowral Free Press. Do us adversaries do in law, Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1884. [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
®be |)0lm'a( Jfrct |jprcs$. .On us adversaries do in law, Strive mightily, bat ml and drink as friends. SATURDAY, JfAY 8, 1SSI. Within tlio souibro and ljistorio walls of Dnrliughurst jail on Wednesday .morning, April 28rd, IbH-l, there hanged by his neck tut til he was dead, for the murder of one of Lis fellow-oreaturcs, William Liicc, a young man just entering tho.blooin'of manhood. Ilio circumstances surrounding the case from the hour the murderous and ghastly deed was committed until the lifeless body was buried in the earth aro no less terriblo in their realisation than tho reflection of years of lliee's ill-spent life preceding the ushering:-'of his spirit into another world. The particulars of tho tragical unci melan choly termination of this young man's career aro so well known to most'nowspuper readors that it is unnecessary for us to refer to them again in this article. Ilia wholo life from his boyhood upwards was one broad pago of crime supplemented by crime; aud the pris...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
Boot and Shoe EMPORIUM, M I T T A G 0 N G. W. HUDSPETH, IN returning thanks for tlia past favors bestowed upon biin during tho last 18 years, bogs to intimato to tho inhabitants pi Mittagong and sur rounding district that ho has Now Oponod Business iu his Now Premisos with a LARGE STOCK OF NEW GOODS, just imported, whioh ho now offora to tho Public AT SYDNEY PRICES i and trusts, by civility and strict attention to busi ness, to have tho samo liberal patronago bosfowod apon him as heretofore, 41 Boot and Shoe Emporium, BONG' BONG AND CHURCH . STREETS, BOWHAL. WM. WAITE BEGS to inform tho inhabitants of Bowral and surrounding district that ho has always on hand a largo and fh'Bt-olasB aBSSortmont of BOOTS & SHOES of the vory best English and Colonial mako. All desoviptions of Boots and Snoes made to ovdor. ExcoUonco of flnish and splendid fit guaran teed. All kinds of ropairs exeaulod at tho shortest possible notice, W. WAITE, Comer of Bong Bong and Church Streets, BO WEAL. 84...
BOWRAL POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
BO-WRAL POST OFFICE. Mails cIobo for all stations North at 9.30 p.m., daily (Sn'flidays exoepted.) jfv>,**3angaloon and. Robertson 2 p.m., .daily, (St^uys excepted.) Mails arrive at Bowral from Kangaloon and Robertson at noon, daily, (Sundays excoptcd.) Mails arrive from all stations South at 3.30 a.m., daily, (Sundays excepted.) From all stations North at. midnight, (Sundays excepted.) From Sydney, Farramatta, and all stations West at 1.28 p.m., daily, (Sundays excopted.) Tlio Bowral Money Order Offloe oIobob at 6 p.m. Post Office hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sundays, for delivery of letters, etc., only, from 9 to 10 a.m. Telegraph Office hours fromi 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., (SundayB excepted.) Mails close for all stations south at 9.30 p.m., (Sundays exoepted.) Government Savings Bank open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WESLEYAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Bowral Free Press — 3 May 1884
WESLI5YAN*: • , • ••' Services will bo hold to-morrow as follows :— Mittagong, nt 11, Mr. Rawavd „ • nt 7, Supply Bowral, nt 11, Preacher „• 7, Mr. Raward Kangaloon, at 11; Eov. 0. Oldon „ at 7, Mr. Gregory Robertson, at 2.80,'Eov. 0. Olden Wild's Meadow, at 7, Rev. C. Olden Robertson, Monday, 2.80 p.m., Rev. 0. Oldon.