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THE LAST CLASS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
THE LAST CLASS. 0 W well I re member thai day ! I was very late in starting? for school, and was afraid of being scolded, for Mr. Hamel had told us thai he would examine us on the participle*, and 1 did not know even tlie first word. For a moment J thought of playing truant all day in the Gelds. It was such a beautiful, warm, clear, morning 1 I could hear the blackbirds whistling by the border of the wood and the Prussians who were drilling in the Kuppert meadow behind the sawmill. These hid more attractions for me than the rule of the participles, bub 1 was strong enough to rCEixt and to run quickly toward the school. When I was passing by the mayor's house I noticed that a number of perrons had gathered about the bulletin board from which for two years he had received all the bad news of lost battles and the comman dant's orders, and I thought, without stop ping : " What has happened now t " Then as 1 was running by, Wacher. the blacksmith, who was there with his ap prentice readi...
We Shrink at Night. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
We Shrink at Night. It is an undoubted fact that the human body is shorter at night than in the morning, and this is due to the weight of the body compressing the inter-vertebral cartilages, small discs of gristle that lie between the bodies of the backbones, and serve as cushions to protect the spinal column from shock and jar. During sleep, or while in a recumbent position, the pressure being removed, their natural elasticity enables them to resume their normal size, consequently the height of an individual will vary from three-eights to hall an inch between morning and night.
A ROBESPIERRE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
A ROBESPIERRE STORY. Am«i:g tbe most aaoguinary men wbo ruled Fruece during the Bret great revolution was Maximilian llulcapierre, whaaeautre uame naade everybody ahuridrr, Very proud, not only in public but in private affoirs, be waa always bouating that nobody could beat bim at cheas playing. Nobody could, iadeed, because bin adveraarita kiiew tbat thfir wianing of a game might be the lots of their bead. Oaa evening, after be hid won several game* at bis favourite pursuit, the dooi waa opened and a very deli oate jouth camu i«. wbo aat down in Ihe cafe over against tbe always unbeaten playar. Without removiag his broad hat, the new ad versary opened witb a Buy Lopez. Robespitrrn, with a scornful and cruel smile, accepted the ohallenge. But alter a few moves he per ceived tbat bis apponeat waa no despicable one, and be tried to bewilder him by aomd un usual play. But all waa no una. Scarcely half an hour l&lt;ad elapsed before tbe young ohampioa Bald geatiy wilh an easy smi...
Whom Shall We Marry? [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
Whom Shall We Marry? Marriages between relatives are thought by a recent writer upon the subject to be undesirable, not because they originate disease, but because they intensify existing disorders. It being almost impossible to find a family without taint, we rely upon the process of natural selection, or cross breeding, to counteract the bad effects of this taint. Close selection should therefore be discouraged. If the diseases and degenerate insist on getting married, it is their duty to posterity to mitigate their innate un fitness by the selection of suitable consorts. The practical inference from this seems to be that the feeble must marry the robust, and the hysteric the level-headed ; but at the same time the robust should not marry the feeble-minded or the level headed the weak-minded. Nature is essentially haphazard in her workings; and in spite of science, so also, un fortunately for the human race, is Cupid. But still we have the conso lation that a man is legally forbid...
THE LAZIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
THE LAZIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH. The laziest and dirtiest people in the world have recently been discovered in the Caucasus. They lire is an inaccessible mountain rang* be* tween the Black Sea and the UaBpiaa Sea, aid as they were too thousand five hundred years ago, bo thuv are to-day Seen from without there is a certain picturesqueuess about a Svaoctian village, although it merely consists of miserable atone hovels without any attempt at form or adornment. Within, the houtes sre inconceivably filthy They are Ailed with rag*, vermin, and dirt »f every description. They possess no li replace, nor chimney. All the cooking in fact, is done over a hole scooped out in the middle of the floor. In these houses men and women and children are huddled together ; during the long winter months thny are shut in far days at a time, the cattle often sharing their quarters. Every aperture has to be closed on account of the cold. TLis long imprisonment ii, perhaps, the cause uf the degradation. ef the ...
My Lady's Colour. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
My Lady's Colour. A Parisian authority upon the sub ject of dress has just given a list of colours suited to different complexion!,'. For brunnets with a creamy skin and black or brown hair the list comprises ivory-white, orange, very pale pink veiled with white lace or gauze, bright red and brilliant black in com bination with white or a colour. Women with a warm colour, brown hair and a brownish complexion, are allotted bright pinks, very pale tur quoise-blue, pinkish lilac, cream, and especially such combinations of colour as mastic and red-grey and pink, brown and blue, and, generally speak ing, striped effects. For the golden brown locks, with a fair, pale skin, there are black, pinkish grey, peri winkle-blue, Navy-blue, dark red, milk-white, and very dark green. Rosy blondes should wear golden brown, beige, mastic, ruby, bright violet, all white, canary-yellow, and white. Pale blondes are permitted dull black, dark red, all violet, sap phire-blue, bright turquoise-blue and ver...
AT CHICAGO. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
AT CHICAGO. Chicago bas just built tor itself a new piggery, which is the largest in tbe world. In (lie language of tbe West, it is a " 600,000 dollar bug-house," and is a new addition to tbe stock yards of the city. It has taken two yeura to build, aud is capable of holdirig 220,000 pigs, for which all tbe most rectal improvements ui d a perfect water supply bare been provided. It cuntnim on fewer tban tbirty-aix blocks of 100 peas each, on two floors, ono above the otber ; it is in two parallel sections each 3,000 feet long, and connected with each other by twenty two floor passage-way. It covers fortyniue acres, and in its construction 18,000,000 feet of pise, besides ouk girders throughout, have been used, wbi'e between 400 aud 500 workmen have been coustautly employed ia its erection, Seven railway companies have ridings from which pigs will be delivered into this gigautic piggery, and for the offices of these two two-storey buildings have beeu erected, one at each side of tbe ...
WILL ENGLAND LAST THE CEHTURY? [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
WILL mm LUST THE CEHTURY ? (From The London "Spectator.") Under the heading, "Will England Last the Century?" a writer in the " Fortnightly," who , signs himself "Calchas," considers the problem of England's future. Will the twentieth century, which has just begun, see the decline and fall of England, as the seventeenth century saw that of Spain, or shall we be able to survive the competition of our rivals, and will "the meteor flag of England" hold as high a place at the end of the present century as it holds now P We hold with him, to begin with, that there are no signs of national decay, and that whatever may be the fate of the ship of State, it is no rotten, water-logged vessel, manned by a drunken, or lazy, or disordered crew (hat now rides the sea. No duubt the best found ships have ere now been cast away, and the ablest captains have thrown their charges upon the rocks, but, at any rate, if we perish it will not be because we are degenerate. Again, we agree with " Calchas" th...
THE SLAVE AND THE FETISH. A STORY OF A TERRIBLE REVENGE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
THE SLAVE AND THE FETISH. A. STORY OF A TERRIBLE REVENGE. About the year 1860, a M. Paul Leroux possessed the best plantation on Barataria Bay. In Paul Leroux there was not a single spaik of generous feeling or good ness. Hard, stern, unforgiving, obstinate, he was little liked by his own claxs and dreaded by all beneath him, and in the whole district there was not a planter to be found so hard upon his slave?, whom he only looked upon aa working machines which must be employed until worked out, and tiieu thrown away like a squeezed lemon. The laws passed in Louisiana for the protection of slaveB were to Paul Lsrouic a dead letter. The country around Barataria Bay die plays a rich vegetation, and offers a wond rous variety of wood, water, pruirie and swamp, covered with broud-leaVed plants. Further inland rises a chain of low hills, from which a stream, overshadowed by tall sycamores and cedars, known as Black Creek, falls into the narrow arm of the tea. On this stream stood M. Lero...
OFFICIAL DECLARATION. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
OFFICIAL DECLARATION. Tho official declaration of the poll was announced at the Council Chambers at noon on Monday, nearly twenty ratepayers al tending. Aid. Jos. Stokes (Returning Ofiicor) presided), and after announcing the result of tho poll, declared Mr. Moses Jones duly elected to represent Oxley Word for the ensuing three years. .Aid. Jones in addressing those present, said it af forded him considerable pleasure to be placed at tho head of tho poll, more parlioulavly as his opponent was such a gentleman, Mr. Christie having proved himself a good alderman, and had woiked himself up to the Mayoral chair. Mr. Jones was pleased to see that the ratepayers on this occasion had taken such an interest in the elections, for the voting was about the " highest recorded. Not only had ho to fight Mr. Christie but a portion of the oouncii also, which he had not bargained for, and he therefore felt proud at being the successful oandidato. Ho had a great deal to thank the ratepayers for, es p...
Municipal. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
Municipal. It cannot be said that tho municipal elections this year throughout tbo district linvo boon of a very exciting noturo. A tovival of tho olden times, when tho Bents were more often contested, would be upproeiated by ona and all. Tho enthusiasm con ne&lt;!lo l with such eventB has apparently Ioiir ainco riic. i out. Tho retiring aldermen mosliy return un opposed, which rruy be tnlr*:it as a nign oitlior of public satisfaction of their services or of public •mnoneerncdneBB. TJo matter how ablo nnd tried :hfc old handr- may be, tho intioduction of new tilood is oftimea beneficiU to all parties. Every municipality should riso to tbo importanco of an aHotnunia position. MiU»Bong on this oocaBi&n failed In make any nominations for tho throe vacant seats in tho council, hcnco tho required number of competent ratepayers have to bo advertised for to wake application for the appointment. Moes Yale returned its threo rotiring aldermen unopposed. Vl'ile at Howrai Messr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
HOUSE-PAINTING, PAPER HANGING, DECORATING, GRAINING, ETC. Workmanship Guaranteed. All Orders Promptly Attended to. Alfred Lees, MERBIGANG-ST. (.Workshop Opposite Milton Houss, Bowral). 589 BUSHELS of BIO BEANS CIAN be grown on one plnnt of TOSGAN DICAN > in a suitable climate. \Yo havo other good^ | things in our catalogue; Send one shillins stomps for a catalogue and aolcct of mixed Uoivcr seeds—100 sorts. ! HERBERT d. RUMSEY, i Seed and l'luut Morcliant, Koroma, Barber's Creek, [ N.S.W. BUILDERS AND . . . . UNDERTAKERS, Bong Bong-Street and Railway Crescent, Bowral. ESTIMATES FREIC. . . , . OIIAKGES STRICTLY MODERATE. 950 , . ; Up to Date Boot Making. . ;W. smith, Frost's Buildings, Bong- Bong Street, Bowral. All ltindii of boot work in a do to mcnsurc. Hnnd sovvu Hoots inndo to order. lioat Repairn in town. Ludi™'PumpH turned. Children's School Boots made to moasuro at Stoic . IViceft. Good Work and Brut Material guaranteed. . - Eepttira done same day if required. ' FRUIT AND ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
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MY IDEAL AND I. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
MY IDEAL AND J. Wo did not meet in flittering hall, At birth nnd beauty's court, Nor yet at banquet, play, or ball, The bcoiiob of Fashion's sport ; Nor anywhere among the throng Of gilded folly's slaves, Whoso queons make wealth the cloak of wrong, Whose kings are secret knaves. Wo did not meet among the flowerx, All in a garden fair> ^ Whore birdB and bees beguile the hours, And love is in the air ; Where Nature dons her richest robe, To cliarin all eyes that see, And groups the graces of the globe In boweiB of Arcady. We did not meet in foreign climes, .'Neath cold or sunny skies, 'Mid'Scottish hills or Spanish limes, Or whero Bweet Coran Hob ; Wo did not moot in summer, spring, In wintor'b chilly fall ; Ideals are ayo evanishing— Wo did not meet at all 1
THE FREE PRESS. published in Bowral, Mittagong, and Robertson. Wednesday, February 12, 1902. Sad Drowning Fatalily at Mittagong. MITTAGONG, Tuesday 6.55. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
TEE: FREE PRESS. published in BotcraI, Mittdgong; and Hobertion. i Wednesday, February 12,. 1902; Sad. Drowning Falalily at. Mittagong, (3?i:om our Correspondent.) MITTAGONG, Tuosday 0.55. [ A Sad Drowning. Fatality occurred-here this after noon, when a little boy, eldest son of Mr. AU. Grono, aged'about nine years, by some means got into Alexandria Lake, and was drowned. It appears ,that during, dinner hour, deceased' and' two others met at the Jjake.. The two went away leaving de ceased there;. .. It fa not known whether ho was drowned-before others went away or not. Nothing was said about iiim till after school; tie then being miSRed; a diligent search: was made. As a result the body, was found in the Lake,' .not- far. from the banlt. ; Iho sad feature of the affair is that hoth_ of de ceased's. parents were absent from liome at the time.. Deceased was a bright littlo cliap; and" deep' sym pathy is felt for the bereaved parents.
VESSEL SUNK BY A WHALE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
VESSEL SUNK BY A WHALE. Why whales should follow Teasels seems some what of a myatarj, but is all probability lliey consider Ibe resBel a compaaiou of some sort. The close proximity of such Urge animals to •hip* suggests a passible danger : yet fatalities are rare, and few are known where tba whale has sot been attacked. Tbe terrible incident of the Essex is perhaps tbe only erne. Here the wbala waa rua down by tbe sLip, tbe nhock from the oontact brio* so severe an to throw tbe crew to the deck aad almost to dismast the veaael. The whale swum off and a few moments later the look-cut cried out that it was comiiijj straight far tbim. inspired by revengp, ttiu monster, traTtllit'K at full speed, struck ttir ship so powerful a blow that her bow was smashed io, and the veS'tl wont to tbe bottom ten min utes later, leaving her ciew in boats 700 miles from tilt coast of South Afiica.
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
ITEMS OF INTEREST:, Don't forget the Summer Fair and Industrial Ex hibition in tlia SoHool of-Arts, Bowral, to-day (Wed nesday) and Thursday. The opening ceremony will take place to-day at 3.30'p.m. Any respectable young fellows desirous of' joining" the military forces-have now an opportunity of doing so, astbere are a few vacancies in H Company. |The height required is 5ft. Gin. Fuller particulars on'applioation at the Orderly Room, Bowral, almost any evening during the week. Tlie-following applications for Old' Age Pensions were granted by the Goulburn Board;on Thursday: i—Matilda Savoll, widow, Bowral, 65; Sarah' Dim mock, Bundanoon, CG j: johiv Chawlcley Dimmock, farmer, Bundanoon, 71; Charles-Holatosh, late : railway fettlcr, Moss Vale, G2, invalid. The Federal Capital.—Albury and Wagga will' be. inspected'by members of the Senate to-dnv (Wed nesday); Tamut to-morrow (Thursday), Yaas and Goulburn on Friday, Orange on Saturday, Arraidale next Monday, Lake George on Tuesday, Coo...
We Have Meard it Said. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
We IKavc-IKcnrd-it Sai&lt;l. That Moses obtained a decided victory on Satur day last. That he will shake things up-a bit. '.Chat the Fourth Test Match is causing much ebmnient'itl1 cricket circles. : That the " Englishmen-are dead! to win " (?) . TKat a certain lamp in Uowrul' was. ajight twice during the past week. That the nuisance inspector should stroll round some of our back streets and report nn l he viie odors that come from Bome of the properties.
WANT HIS ADDRESS? [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
Want His Address? A man advertised recently in a city paper to forward, on receipt of postage stamps, "sound practical advice, that would be applicable at any time and to ail persons and conditions of life." On receipt of the stamps, he sent his numerous victims the following : " Never give a boy a penny to hold your shadow while you climb a tree and look into the middle of next week;"