A grand contest between French and Swiss laundresses has just been decided on the classic shores of the lake of Geneva. It was organised by a Liverpool firm which prides itself on the excellent qualities of its saponaceous commodities. The idea was certainly a most amusing one, and the interesting struggle has had numerous spectators and chroniclers. The competitors turned up their sleeves and attacked the tubs and the contents thereof in the most energetic manner at a given signal. The prize of excellence was awarded to Mademoiselle Lofevre, a Parisian blanchisseuse of nineteen. A banquet wound up tho doings of the day, and it is said that within the memory of the oldest inhabitant of the district containing the famous lake no such remarkable proceedings have ever been witnessed before,
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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 7950, 4 July 1889
Evening Star Evening Star, Issue 7950, 4 July 1889
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