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CURRENT EVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
Current events. t The Sydney Musical IIuion' will give' the "'Messiah" on the 23- instant to commemo rate Handel's 20t)th birthday. £65. were presented to; Mr'. C. Banner . man last Saturday for, the excellent ; score he' made against the Victorians. .Alfred Shaw left his1 comrades last Satur day and proceeds home ty the Liguria to fivlfit his- engagement with Lord Shef field. It is rumoured thai; Sir William Des Vceutf will probably succeed Sir William Jervois as Governor of New Zealand, on the expiration of the latter's term of set vice. A farmer named Henry Vickery, residing at Fisher Creek, near West Maitland, died last Monday from the result of a fearfully painful accident which happened to him 011 the previous Friday whilst assisting some of liis labourers who were pressing hay. It appears that he was engaged on the top of the haystack when he slipped and fell on to a sharppointed stick, which entered his body* He has left a wife and four children. A sad bathing fatality occur...
The Late Lieutenant-Colonel Coveny. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
The Me Licutcuaut-Coloiiel Coveny. LiEUTENANT-Colonel Coveny, who was killed in the recent engagem'etat at Bneka Island in the Soudan, was a son of the late Mr. Robert Coveny, for mailt years carry ing on business in' Sydney as* a wholesale provision merchant. Robert Charles Cov eny was born in Sydney in the year 1841, and received his education first; at Stony hurst, College, and subsequently at Osc'ott College, England. He first of all joined the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and a' few months afterwards was transferred to the 412nd Regiment, the lamous Black Watch, in which lie remained till his death. He was some five years in India with his regi ment, and served in the Ashantee war, and in thd Egyptain war till the battle of Tel-el Kebir, at which he was wounded^ and for which he' obtained his brevet' lieutenant colonelcy. He was also present" at the en gagement at1 El-Keb, under General Gra ham. Oh the advance of General Lord Wolsoley to the'relief of General Gof Ion, the Black ...
LOCAL BREVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
LOCAL BftEVrPlESV Tb&lt;3 weather' iri'Eowral during the p.jSt few-'days has' been excessively hot. Mti J. G. Mor ris advertises" several^ rarporfc^ub'S-'lfea iu to-day's issue of-this jour nal. A m-setjNg to; wind up the Moss Vale Siitei'r.ry and Debating Society is adver tised to be. held-next Tuesday-evening. A^irooTRAes^for-^'-lb'a. a:side will be rim at Bbwrdr .this'1 afternoon at o o'clock between William'Morris and Charles Ma'. lon. J, Mb'. Sydney Williams has, been ap-* ' pointed keeper of the public' pound at Manilas, • vice Mr. Joseph Coombs,' re signe'd.'-* • • . • . JbsEM Hughes, of Bund;ui6ou, baker, has stivi endered his estate. Liabilities, £94 18'a ; assets, ,£888s. 8d. Mr. E. Mi Stephen, of-' fici.il assignee. ' T.ae Rev. R! Jennings will preach his fare well' sermon in\ the Primitive Methodist" •Cliurch,/ Bowraly- to-riiOiTOW evening at seven o'clock,-and at Bundanoon to-morrow, week.- ': TB'ttasnAY's Goiclbiirn Meralcl says that J&k Moodie, the eng...
COMMERCIAL. SOUTH COAST AND WEST CAMDEN CO-OPERATIVE COMPANY, LIMITED. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
COM M ERCIAL. Sooth ; Coast and West Camden '.Co-operative Company, Limited. Butter, 1st, per lb., 9d to 12d . .2nd, no demand Bacon, best Merimbula hand cured, lOd.to lid „ best, machine curei, 7d to 8d „ Heavy and rough, fid to 6d Hams, beat Merimbula, hand cured, lOd.to 12(1 ,, machine cured, 9d to dOd Lard, 6d to 8d Clieeae 1st, per lb., 5d to 6d . „ ,2nd and inferior, 3d to ,4'd Pigs, alive, per lb, 5d to. 6d Calves, each, 9s Od to 25s Od Hides, per lb, 3d Calf skins, each, ls Gd Tallow, per ton, £27 Os to £30 10s Maize, per bushel, 3s. 6d to. 3s 9d Hay, oaten, per ton, £6 0s to £6 "5s „ -lucerne, do., £3 0s to £4 10s O'd Potatoes, do,, £3 0s to £4 0s Od Fowls,-.per pair, 2s (5cl to 3s.3d Ducks, 'do., 3s Od-to 3s 9d Geese, do, 7s Od to 8s Od Turkej'«, do, 7s Od to 12s Od Eggs, per doz.,ls 6d toils 8d. February 19, 1885.
Rev. R. Jennings's Successor. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
Jf£ev. R, Jciiiiisj^'s's Successor. At the sitting' of the Primitive Methodist Conference in Sydney last Tuesday the aj> pointment was announced of the Eev. B. Kenny to succeed the Eev. R. Jennings; (resigned)' as minister at Bowral. The Primitive Methodists, will thus' be honoured by having here as , their minister the re cently-elected president of the Conference. Mr. Kenny i& at present stationed at Parra nratta, aud will arrive m Bowral early iu April when Mr. Jennings will take his de parture from among us.
Bowral Wesleyan [?]and of Hope. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
Bowi'iil Wcslcyaii Ciiiid of Hope, Ox Tuesday evening last the fortnightly meet ing of the above .society was held, wheu a-good n umber put in an appearance, despite th© damp.;1 The president (Rey. C: Olden) occupied' the' chair. In Iris address lie spoke with gratitude of the late fall of rain which had dope so much good, although not forgetting that' some Kid suffered by the flood at Cootamundra. lie also • spoke with evident satisfaction- of the stand the ' yWesleyan Conference held relative to thef'tem . ]?erance'questionj stating that, to his knowledge, there was not one minister in the coirneci/'on whose heart was not right on the matter of tern-• perance. He hoped, the newly-fbrmed Primitive'-; Methodist Band; of Hope wotild prosper,- and' be the means of Teaching people'not reached' by their own society.. He inferred to' the loyalty1 of' the men of New South Wales in regard to' the- S'oudan, and dwelt' on the; good life of General Gordon.—Mr. Wenliam read an ex tract from th...
THF SOUDAN CAMPAIGN. The New South Wales Force. Preparations for Departure. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
THF SOUDAN CAMPAIGN. The New South Wales Force* Preparations for Departure. The arrangements for the despatch of th.e New South Wales expedition to the Soudan were commenced in earnest on Monday morning, when the news of the acceptance of the offer of Governnient iirst reached the public. The office was thronged by volun teers, officers of all grades; ex-volunteers, retired members of the Imperial forces, and civilians anxious to tender their 'services ; and the whole atmosphere of the place.was warlike from morning till night, As a rule the men offering to serve were of good physique and in excellent health,. The officers at the Brigade office have re corded the applications of many persons, and others have been sent across to the re gimental officers. A number of letters have been received offering service, some of the writers almost insisting upon their offers' being accepted, so ardent are they in their desire co join the New South WaJes force. Numerous offers have also been rec...
PROPOSED BAND CONTEST. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BOWRAL FREE PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
PROPOSED BAND CONTEST. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BOWBAL FKEE PRESS. Sir,—Kindly allow me a short space in your valuable paper to make a suggestion. The Moss Yale Show will be opened iu March next. Would it not be advisable to offer a prize (to be acquired by public subscription) for a band contest between the Moss Yale, Bowral, Mittagong, Bundanoon, Berrima, and Burrawang (if still in existence) Bands, headed by their different leaders or band masters ? This will be entirely novel to the district, and ought to prove very attractive, because everybody would go and see or hear the decision; the contest to last either the tw'd Or three days while the show is opened; I1 will now1 leave this matter in'the hands of the committee and trust that they1 will en deavour if possible to forward this snggos- . tion, as it'will -materially advance the ftmds \ rif the soeietv. Yours, &c., MUSIC.
[?]RTLEMOR[?] TRAGEDY. [?]RITTEN EXPRESSLY FOR THE BOWRAL FREE PRESS.) CHAPTER IV.—RETROSPECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
^TIJBMORKTEAOEDY. By Ada UoWoy. BITTBN ExPBEB8LY FOR THE BoWRAI/ FREE PRESS.) CHAPTER IV."—RETROSPECTION, Ralph Waltmi, chief clerk at Mr. Wills', called on Mr. Mayne as promised on the Evening of the day on which the latter was .at the auctioneer's office. On inquiring at .the; hotel mentioned on the card the clerk was conducted to a sitting room upstairs where lie found Mr. Mayne reading the newspaper. The meeting was a most cordial one, find, both gentlemen were very soon in the thick of conversation regarding the twelve years that had expired since they last saw each bther. We need not follow them through the whole of their interesting evening's talk ; rather let us explain in as few words as pos sible the chief events that occurred in the life of Archibald Mayne from the time we left him at the deathbed of his father tilj he isjntrodiiced to the notice of the reader as the proprietor of Myrtlemore Park. For several years after the death of Mr. Mayne, Archie was almost the sole ...
Small Fruits. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
Small Friiils. A, correspondent o! the -Netf English Farmer, writes th'Us sensibly and practically The fanner should set apart a small piece of laud especially for growing smp.lli'ruits for family use, because it will be a luxury he can'well afford. He lifts the land, and it will be used for a good purpose if he set's out a strawberry bed and devotes a plot to raspberries, and also sets out sbm'e gooseberries ; of course,' the currant will find a place oh every farm without my urging-its claims.- Grape vines are'ne glected' by far too many farmers. There are now to gieat a number of varieties, that it would seem that one could find' some that would thrive in his dwn locality, and therefore, the fanner is neglecting si duty that he owes his family, if he fails to set a few vi'nes, and takes goqd cave of thern. His wife ani children will thank him. for it. Who does not 1'lce good grapes ? Is it not a. pleasure to'grow them for Jio'iie consumption. ? If you should happen to giow a few ...
The German Post Office. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
Tlie Genua# 'Post ©flee. The German General Post-office lias issued a map of the post-offices of the Imperia : Postal Union, printed in two colours, in which the offices existing on December 31, 1872, are shown in black, whilst the branches opened since then and up to the end of 1883 have been printed in red. ' The progress made in eleven years is quite sur prising. The number .of post-offices increased from 5755 to 11,646, consequently by 102.4 per cent.; that of offices for the sale of stamps, - &cM from 2002 to 10,085, or 358 :per cent.that of letter boxes from 29,150 . to 53,529, or. 83.6 per cent, The total num ber of lbttersi post-cards, andparcels transmit ted increased in a similar ratio during the 11 years, namely, from 783,659,800 in 1872 to 1,609,651,100 in 1883, consequently by 105.4 per cent. The total annual value of money orders has not cori'espondingly in creased having only risen fromlB,981,421,200 marks in 1872 to 15,367,715,400 marks in 1883, or 9.9 percen...
A Very Promising Invention. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
A Very Promising Invention. ElIsha E. Everett, ai-cabinet maker and- inventor, Philadelphia, who has taken out twenty or thirty different patents' for mechanical- appliances, is now at work on an invention that, if successful, may completely revolutionise ocean: and. railway travel. This is nothing, else than the re duplicatioh of steam power, he has designed a steam boat which, by means of a succession of paddles be. neath the water, may attahr a speed of thirty knots an hour and accomplish a trip to Europe'in three-or four days.
Death of a Miser. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
Bchtli of a" Miser. old man named Richard1 Gallop, ahyeMmQwri" local identity i died in' "^ass otf SatQi'ila^ last/. The*' Cohrier s'ays ".Gallop was always looted fpr. liis" miserly .proclivities, atfct as age crejpt bh' him1 the mania for hoarding money be&iime tnore marked,' and although he'was possessed of considerable means he died in such- a State' of filtft-aiids dirt that it was next to impossible for .anyone to' frttend Mm dating the'last momenta of his exisfceircev Inspector Bren nan &lt;$rl: wK»t lie could for the unfortunate man when' liis state was' triacte kn'oW'nV but .it tfa's evident that tli&lt;5 tilth in which he lived had done its work, and death jsfct aiiicft'd' to'a'- miserable existence. The money and reiil estate' ilsiiich the deceased possessed is, we, are' informed, bequeathed to relatives in Eng land-." The Tribune' says the money and property aia'assec? by tTife deceased amoihitecl In? the' aggregate to' £1£>O0, yet " he kept hi...
ST. STEPHEN'S, MITTAGONG. Services every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; and first Sunday in the month, at 3 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
ST. STEPHEN'S, MITTAGONG. &nbsp; Services every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. ; and &nbsp; first Sunday in the month, at 3 p.m. Colo Vale, every Sunday, at 3 p.m. Lower Mittagong, second Sunday in the month, at 3. &nbsp; Jellore, fourth Sunday in the month, at 3 p.m. &nbsp;
[?] [?]tamundra. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 21 February 1885
Sin) • " ''/^^jfiyV'att. Says in the Cootamundra Herald, a second -*.Jod occurred in Cootamundra and on the Salt Clay creek, during which we experienced a much heavier fall of rain within a given time than was the case at the first flood, which caused the wreck of the mail on Sunday night, the 25th ultimo. The heaviest fall during the first fall averaged about 31 points to the hour; whereas on Tuesday evening we had one inch and twenty-three points within twenty minutes. The time at Cootamundra as compared with that at Salt Clay creek shows a variation of a few minutes; but the deluge was seen from the town in the direct- tion of the creek—that is, to the west—fully five minutes before it reached here. During Monday and Tuesday up to 1.30 p.m there had been light rain in occasional falls, making in all 68 points ; but from 5.30 to 5-50 on Tuesday evening 123 points fell. To give an idea of the deluge, let the figures be com- pare i in the two floods: the first gave an average per ho...
BOWRAL POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 25 February 1885
BOWPvAL pbST OFFICE. Mails, close for all stations North at 9.30 p.m., daily ■ (Saturdays excepted.) For Kangaloon and , Boberison 2 p.m., daily, ■.'Sundays excepted.) Mails arrive at. Bowral from TCanpalopn and Robertson at noon, daily, (Sundays ^excepted.) Mails.arrive from all stations South at 8.5 a.m.,' • taily; (Sundays excepted.) Prom all stations North lit 12.38 a.m. (Mondays excepted.) From Sydney, Parramatta, and all stations West at 1.35 p.m., daily, (Sundays excepted.) The BowrarMoney Order Office closes at 6 p.m. Post Office hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sundays, for delivery of letters, &o., only, from 9 to 10 a.pi. ' , Telfegraph-Office hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., (Sundays excepted.) Mails close for all stations south at 9.§0 p.m., Sundays excepted.) •' - Government "Savings Bank ppen from 9. a.m. to 6 P-,ra- . " «
CATTLE AND SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 25 February 1885
CATTLE AND SHEEP. 'Sates for conveyance of cattle (at per truck) to Romebusli are as follows -From Goulburn, £A 4s ; - Marulan, £3'i 10s 8cT; Moss Vale, £2 12s ; Bowral, i £2 8s ; Mittagong, £2 Gs ; Picton, £1 10s. Hates for conveyance of sheep (at per truck) to . Homebush are as follows :—From Goulburn, £3 13s Id ; Marulan, £3 5s 7d; Moss Yale, £2 12s; Bowral, £2 8s"; "Mittagong, £2 6s ; Picton, £1 10s.
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. DOWN TRAINS FROM SYDNEY TO THE COUNTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer — 25 February 1885
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. DOWN TRAINS FROM SYDNEY TO THE COUNTRY. Mail Train leaves Sydney daily, Sundays excepted, tat 8 p.m.; Mittagong, daily, Mondays excepted, at 12.30 a.m.; Bowral, 12.38 ;■ and Moss Vale, 12.50. Passenger-train leaves Sydney daily, Sundays ex cepted, at 9 a.m.; Mittagong, 1.25 p.m.; Bowral, 1.35; Moss Yale, 1.47. C TJP trains'FROM THE country TO SYDNEY. \ Mail Train leaves Goulburn daily at 1.10 a.m.; Moss,Yale, 2.55; Bowral, 3.7; Mittagong, 3.25; arrives in Sydney at 6.40. • Passenger train leaves Gcfulburn daily, Sundays excepted; at 11 a.m. ; Moss Vale, 12.50 p.m.; Bow ral, 1.12; Mittagong, 1.45; arrives in Sydney at 5.20. A" passenger train leaves Moss Vale every morn ing, Sundays excepted, at 7.15 ; Bowral at 7.30; ar rives in Sydney at 11.30; returns'from Sydney every evening, Sundays excepted, at 5.8, reaching Bowral at 9.18 and Moss Vale at 9.40. The tourist train leaves Sydney every Saturday at S.30;a.m'., and arrives at Mittagong at 12, Bowral sat 12.18, M...