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AN ISLAND OF AMAZONS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
AN ISLAND OF AMAZONS.' Any mun who wants to bo a king of a cannibal island, and to rule over '2^000 dunky subjects, has only to go out to the St. John's group of island* in tho Southern Pacific, and to offer his hand and heart to the Queen. Her name is Piea Waar. The Queen is looking for a husband, and she ia not ovor-purticular about his qualifications. The reason that she is nob married is thab there is' no man among her subjects, who are all women. These uetoniehing facts have just been related by the captain and crew of the American ship Bonanza which arrived recently at San Francisco. The Bonanza was blown out of her courso, and put into the St. John's group of islands for water, Tliev aro neur the Soloman Islands. The ship was invaded by a horde of dusky beauties, who swarmed over the sides and began to select husbands from among the crew. But for the uromut measures of CaritAin Hent. man, in dismissing the women and pro hibiting any man from leaving I lie ship, lii.« entire c...
TO PREVENT STAMMERING. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
To Prevent Stammering. A reader who has been cured of stammering gives the following simple method : " Take a large kernel of barley or wheat, or a smooth pebble, and place it under the root of the' tongue in the centre, and as far back as possible, and keep it there all the time, except when eating or sleeping,, till cure is complete. J
LARGE FAMILIES. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
LARGE FAMILIES. In the " Colli ctanoa Topographica" is mo! iced tbe case of Thomas Grteuhill, t-urgeon to the Dulte of Norfolk, 1698, wbo petitioned Ibis Kail Marshal, " that in consideration of your petitioner being the suveuth sod and thirty ninth cbild of one father and mother,your grace would be pleased to signalise it by some par ticular mark or augmentation in bis coat of anna, to transmit to posterity so uncommon a thing." A still more wonderful instance is given in the same work, of a weaver in Scotland, wbo bad by oae woman sixty-two chilirrn, of whom four daughters ami forty-six ions lived to gruw up. Tbis • count is given on the authority of several credible witnesses. In each of these casts it will be observed that the children were ull bnru of tbe same parents. Two other casei are recorded slightly differ ent ; one of a man who bad tightj-seveu chil dren by twn wives, *f which sixty-nine were by the first, rigbteen by the second ; another wba had seventy-two cbildrru by...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
WE • ARE ALIVE To the interests cf our customers, and if yon am nob aJteady-3-. buyerr ifi: our Stores, We-ask for ar- -' I ..-j . Trial Order; .. .. .. .. And 3'cJij wilf then be ab!e; to prove the. truth: of. our. statement.. We certainly.-would', not! be' dbihgj the rapidly increasing, business that, comes, to- us were it not that we are: RIGHT! .IN PRICES,, ' ' J IN aUALITIES,, and: 1, IN ATTENTION. To the public's- ncedl SPECIAL. &lt;—Our st'oclc of Boots-and; Shoes; largely increased ati£ Well] assorted; Bears-none-of the terrible'tariff; It is a Free trade Stock, and'our figures- are- Freetrade Figures. B'uf t'liis; cannot' last' long; ROTHEEFOED ANI J» -- -* WICKHAM. . . B W L. . 5Wr. Cecil Ccmptort. Pupils Archived' of .Visited in Bowral and JDIetricfc'.- .. PIANOFORTE, ORGAN, AND SINGING Candidates prepared for College and University Examinatiousin- Theoretical and Practical Music. Address : Post' Office, BowrAl. Ave the Bust. jScXjXu SXZElSi Hand akd StHam Power; ...
A TERRIBLE DUEL. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
A TERRIBLE DUEL. The most terrible duel aver fought in Pari* wag the one between Colonel D——, an old Bonapartiate officer, sad M. de 6 —, of the Gardes du Corps, a mere youth, but of her culean strength. Tbe two mea, lashed together so as tD Uaru their rij^ht aims free, were armed with short knives, placed in a hackuey coach, aud drives at a tearing gallop round the I lacs de la Concorde. They were taken out of tbe coach dead. Tbe calonel had eighteen staba, tbe youth cnly faur, but ona of tbeie bad pierced his heart. Mr. Pembertaa-Gruud, wba describes tbis duel in the " Coruhill Maga z ne," tells of another, almost equally terrible, te*t of outrage. Captain S to wait, a Scottish officer quartered at Jamaioa, hxving had the misfortune to kill a brother officer m a duel, had required aever to flglt another, and refused thu cartel of a noted Creole duellist. The litter, however, so insulted Stewart that a meetiug could no longer be avoided, Sttwarfc stipulated that they should stand i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
Berrima District A.h. & I. Society. &lt; ssas > ANNUAL SHOW WILL BE HELD ON* THE SHOWGROUND, MOSS VALE,, On March 6, 7, and 8, 1902. Grand Hunting and Jumping Contests, Sheep Dog Trial. Entries close on Thursday, Feb.. 27th, 1902.. JAS. YEO, Hon. Sec.. 11.78. . WANTED a GOOK nnd LAUNDKESS for Thirlmere.. Apply, Mna.. Websteu, Bowral SITUATION WANTED as HOUSEMAID.. GoodiRoforoncca.. Apply M.C. at Y.W.C.A.,. Bowtal.. 1181 WEIGHTS AND SCADES ADJUSTED.-No ticc to tradespeople, .creamery and malting works, 1?. WEDDEUl'.URN, Soalo Maker is in the district for the purpose of adjusting weights and scales, and will get all weights and scales stamped by the inspector for- same, is-nowat Mr. Southall's, Bowral, for a short tirno. 1179' THP usual FORTNIGHTLY SOOIAIi will be held in the Oddfellows' Hall, TO-MORROW (THURSDAY EVENING. Admission--3/-doub!c,. 2/- single, ladies 1/: Danoing from S -to 3 Fruit Supper^ CK Ev-Vincont; Pianist; T, Hopwood, M.C. 1182 ■ IJRELIMINAI® ANNO...
CHEAP TRAVELLING. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
CHEAP TRAVELLING. The experiences of a MaucheBter citizen who thought he would travel on tho railway econo mically are worth recounting. He had not, he explains, enough cash at his dispoaal to buy a passenger ticket, se lie imagined a plan of be ing forwarded as " express matter " to London, and in this plan he succeeded, ilthough the con sequences were personally unpleasant. He so arranged a box that he could sit in it, and further, if necsasary, open the lid to release himself. Iato it he got, was takeu as goods by same obliging fiiend to the station, and placed in the luggage van. Here, however, kin troubles began. He reached London with much incon venience, and was, t« use his expression, " dumped " on the platform with the other luggage. His scheme was to esoape from his narrow quarters under cover of night; but the box being set down with the lid agaiast the platform, frustrated it. In course of time he was rolled into the parcels office, and there the box wai so placed that h...
MADE OF PAPER. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
MADE OF PAPER. ' Carriage shafts are now beiug made of paper wood pulp, in :enjuDOtion nith iren, with a covering of leather Patents for this invention have bi en takeo out in England, Ftanoe, aud Belgium, and it is claimed ttaBt shafts made ot this matt-rill are unbreakable. Some of the shafts already in use in Parii are greatly appreciated became cf tbeir cheapness and strength. It is sot impossible that, iu addition to papi-r wheels om railw»y«, we are likely to hare paper rails, they bare beta used to some extent in Russia and Germany, "and are said to be free from many defects of the ordinal y steel rail. Paper hoiseshoes lure alto beeu used,' aa&lt;J are calculated to get a good grip ou smooth pavemeats. The uae of paper aud wood pulp seems to be extending in a most surprising Banner—paper cuffius are already coming into ute. Many advantages are claimed orer woodtn'-coflius, not Ibe least of whiub is the matter of cost aud quick destraotihilitv. Paper dishes ate alio t...
A HISTORIC OAK. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
A HISTORIC OAK. A venerable oak ataoda in • leafy nook by tbe roadside (ram Mansfield ta Edwioatuwa. under the braaebes of whioh Edward I. is stated to have held a meeting of the English Parliament in 1291).* Tbat King and bis retiuue were alias ing tbe deer through tbat once Iloyal chase, bbrrwoud Forest, when a messenger arrived bearing the intelligence tbat His Majesty's new subjects ia Wales were in open revolt. The King iaitantly called bis Ituights, tormiug the Parliament of tbat day around bim, aud an urgent council was held under tbia Sherwaod uok tra». This Parliament, with briet rriolvp, cried out far prompt suppreaaioa. and an exter miaatmg war. Tbe tree, known aa tbe Parlia ment oak, ia supposed to be over a thousand years old, is 20 feet high an3 from 27 to 32£ feet ia circumference. It standa within tbe ancient limits of Cbiputoae Park, the property ot tbe Duke of Portland, who baa caused.it to be braced aid supported by polei.
DUEL IN GERMANY. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
DUEL IN GERMANY. " Mein Lieber P»p»," oace wrote a Germaa sluilinl. " My honour bin »t list been satis (ifd. A weolc ago a ' dummer juuge ' buuimI Scbnarlz stepped on mjr dog's tuil, sad I chal lenged him. The fight took placa yesterday. Sobartwz get a bad slish on his Uft cbeelr, aad I gat two cuta. oae, just uadcr my eye, aad the other od my head. The cuts are rerj painful, but they will make beautiful soars. Assam as the buadnges were on I got photographed, and wilt) this letter I sesd you the result. Yau will be proud.'' And when the father got this letter be fell aver himself with joy. For bin noa, the pride af kis heart, bad at last fought a a duel, aud had received his first Bjar. Thisletter would appear au exaggeration if it were not for the faot that many funny things go od la the world that some people dont' knfcn about. Oae of these things is tbe German Unhreisity duel. Travellers iu Oermany oftfcu notice tbe slashed faces of tbe men in the street, aud soon l«arn that the...
A MAN WHO LOST HIMSELF. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
A MAN WHO LOST HIMSELF.! Yet another addition to the list of peraona who lu?e their personality for u time mid who afterwards get it back. The latest hero of this odd misadventure ia Thomas E. O'Shea, real estate deulor. Now York, the son of Mr. O'Shea, publisher of the Bume city. The story, whichja published at length in a recent Sunday issue of the "New York Herald," is interesting. The cause of the loss of personality was suffocation by an escape of gas during the night. It happened in the spring of 1893. Thomus O'Shea, then a young man of 24, was found sense less in bed in the morning. For hours it seemed as if life was extinct). At last, after prolonged massaging, he began to gasp slowly and convulsively ; but it was not tilt night that the dootors knew ho would live. He lived, it is true, but the spirit inhabiting the body was not that which had before been recognised as Thomas O'Shea. Of Thomas, the new resi dent in Thomas's body knew nothing, m.t even his name. His parents d...
Christian Endeavour Rally. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
Christian Endeavour Kuliy. On Wednesday evening last a Christian Endea vour Bnlly was held in the Beni'oolcy-strnet M.. tho dist Churoh ; representatives from tho Mittagong, Mosb Vale, and Bowral societies were present, and the spiritual tone and enthusiasm of the meeting was well sustained throughout. The Rev. M. Mad dern presided, and alter singing a hymn and prayer ; being offered by Rev. A. W. Parton, addresses wore given by Be?. F. Warner, of Melbourne ; Air. Bow maker, one of the oldest city missionaries; and Mr. Benjamin Short, of Bowral. Mr. Bowmaker's ad dress was unique of its kind, and dealt with tbe ex periences of the speaker in winning men and women to OhriBt through personal talk and contact. Mr. Short's address was on a similar line, and was full of good advice to endeavourevs. The chief speaker was the Rev. Frederick Warner, who is at present assisting Dr. Beavan in the Congregational Cburch, Collins-street, Melbourne. Hegavoamost helpful address on " The A B 0 of C...
Lightless Bicycles. (To the Editor of the Bowral Free Press) [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
flightless Bicycles. (To the Editor oS the Bowrnl Free Press ) Sir,—I beg to call the attention of oar municipal new broom to the number of lampless bicycles in . oar Streets after dark. When one of these thought less persons is the cause of an accident and kills "somebody, or gets killed' himself,- eoitie notide - will be taken of this matter. Personally,' I object to bo run down or to have my horse frightened by these people. If it is a police matter, the authorities mifflit he roused ud a bit, with advantage to way? farers and to the public purse. -Yours, etc., . .; BARB DWYEH.
BUNDANOON. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
BUNDANOON. The teaohers of the Methodist Church held their : quarterly social on Saturday evening in the School room. Tlie meeting was well attended by the teachers, parents, and friends. The Rev. A. \Y. Parton presided, and after a few. remarks called upon Miss N. Hall to read the paper on the subject of '' Prizes in the Sunday School." A discussion followed the reading' of the paper, and many useful hints were given by visitors from the city churches. Mr.- Falkear, of Marrickville, advocated in a good I speech the giving of prizes to b11 the scholars who | came up to a certain' standard, fixed by the teachers. IA hearty vote of thanks to Miss Hall for her in I structive paper. The remainder of the evening was ' given up to social enjoyment,, and refreshments ' were handed round by the teachers. There are at present a large number of visitors at Bundanoon, and the services on Sunday ffero very well attended.
SHADOW OF THE EARTH. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
Shadow of the Earth. The earth has a shadow, but few ever see it, except in an eclipse of the moon. Nevertheless, many of us have noticed on fine, cloudless even ings in summer, shortly before sunset,1 a rosy or pink arc on the horizon opposite the sun, with a bluish-grey ! segment under it. As the'sun sinks the arc rises until it attains the zenith,1 and even. passes it. This is the' shadow of the earth.
A SPEAKING CLOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
A Speaking Clock. An ingenious Austrian inventor has patented a speaking clock which he claims will be of the greatest value to persons of forgetful and irregular habits. It consists of a clock phono graph combination. In place of the usual striking attachment is a phono graph, which can be set to speak a sentence, at any time desired, thus' becoming an unfailing reminder to its owner of the duties of each successive hour.
To REPOLISH FURNITURE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
To Repolish Furniture. Furniture that has been scratched or marred may be restored to its! original beauty simply by rubbing! boiled linseed oil, used by painters, on the surface with a wad of woollen rags. Varnished furniture dulled may be similarly restored by the use of a varnish composed of shellac dissolved in alcohol, applied in a similar way. Common beeswax rubbed over furni ture and heated by the friction of a woollen wad briskly used is an excel lent furniture polish.
Punch and Judy. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
Punch and Judy. Nurses can bold tbeir own in wordy contests. The other day, at the races, one of the sis'eihood was holding a handsome child in such a way as to prevent a gouty old gentle man from seeing what was going on. Said the latter : 'It is very annoying not to be able to see. This is no place for children. Nurse, take your little one to look at Punch and Judy.' The nurse, calmly.: ' There, baby, look at the gentle man !' One of the oddest proposals ever made was that of a young nobleman, who passed a slip of paper to a lady at a ball with the two words—" Will you?" "Won't I!" wrote the lady back. They are married now.
Stuffed With Oysters. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
Stuffed With Oysters. Mr. G. Ormandizer (starling to carve the first turkey his wife has ever cooked): ' I say, Mary, the bones in this bird are thicker than a whale's— just hear the knife on them.' Mrs. G. Ormandizer (almost crying with anxiety) : ' You must be against the shells, George.' •Shells?* 1 Yes, George ; don't you remember that you asked me to stuff the turkey with oysters ?'
What is a Skeleton? [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press — 12 February 1902
What is a Skeleton? ' What is a skeleton ? Can you tell me, children ?' asked the teacher of her Sunday-class. The infant class looked troubled. Their ideas on the subject were of the most vague description, and, they seemed to think, hardly worth men tioning. The question passed down the class almost to the very foot, meeting only a blank look or a shake of the head, until at last the smallest tot of all ventured a reply: ' Pleath, mith, it'ith a man without any meat on it.'