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Reminiscences or Maitland and the District. No. 12.-1848. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
Hcmlnisccnccs or Maitland and the District. No. 13.-XS48. The Eev. Christopher Eipper (father of Mr. 0. Eippf-r, the pretv-nt Editor ot the ilaitlond Mercury) used to be the minister of St. Ann's Presbyterian Cburch, Paterson, in those nays, We are reminded of this by seeing an adver- j tisement for a teacher for the Presbyterian -School, Parereon, with a proviso that pre ference would be given to one who could speak and teach the Gaelie language gram writi/mllTr Sir Henry Pm-hee waa in business in Sydney then, ao witness the following advertisement ill the Mercury : — Henry Parkes, Ivory and Bone Toy Msnufacturer, and General Toy 'Warehouseman — Dealer m. Writing Desks, 'Work-boxes, Dressing Cases, Brushes, Combs, China Ornaments, Funcy Bankets, Chessmen, Beads, Composition, and all kinds of dolln, cricket bftts and balls, etc., No. 20, Hunter street (right hand from George-street), Sydney. A Singleton correspondent writes to aay that he waa greatly surprised to find four blacks ne...
Literary News, Notes, &c. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
Literary Hews, Notes, &c. [ Mr. Robort M'Clure, of Glasgow, has in the press a limited impression of a brochure by Mr. John Muir, reprinted from tho current number of the Scots Magazine, entitled ' Thomas Carlyle's Appren ticeship,' a bibliographical account of Carlylo's recently discovered writings. The OXfiaVftHntlC nr»«T lininr* ? l ? ? ? ou wcipui uy the French Archaeological School liave led to the discovery of a marble slab bearing a hymn to Apollo, with musical characters engraved over each syllable. This is the only authentic racord of the music used by the ancient Greeks. Mr. George Moore has a now novel, in the press, on which he has been engaged for the last threo years. It is to be published in the spring by Mr, Walter Scott, and it will be called 'Esther Waters,' a title which finally supersedes the various names under which it has from time to time been announced. It will be the longest novel whioh Mr. Moore has ever written, longer even than 'A Mummer's Wife,'...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
It iu understood that in the Governor's Speech at the openinc of Parliament, on January 16, the Government will invite the Assembly to proceed with certain business pending the completion of the new Electoral Act machinery, and at the present moment it appears probable chat a majority of the House will agree to support such a programme. Even leading members of the Opposition decline to at present join in any attack upon the Government. Owing to the higli freights charged on tho new railway extension from Molohg to Forbes and Parkes, a contract lias been entered into by the Farkos storekeepers to have thoir goods conveyed from Molong railway station and Purkes by teams. The teamsters' rate is considerably lower than the railway charges, being only XI par ton. The con tract has been made for six months, dating from to-day. . '
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
We are commanded to spread the Gospel, and a Melbourne firm have hit upon a novel way of doing it. They bought a line of Bibles, large in bulk but low in price, and put one of them into each chest of ' tea they Bent out this Christmas. It was really a humane idea — for many in the bush are no doubt perishing spiritually for want of a Family Bible while tea is the mo3t common of bush beverages. Further, it showed that the firm were concerned not only for the worldly welfare but the future of thoir customers, aud were able to take credit too for sending each of them a Christmas bos. Tet will it be believed that one vessel of wrath wrote back to say that he didn't see tho point in a Christ' mas box when a 7|d Bible displaced two shillings worth of tea, and that he returned tho firm's Bible in the hope that the firm would forward his ton. Some men don't know the meaning of gratitude.
A New Goldfield. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
A New Goldfield. The warden's clerk at Barmedman has forwarded a report to the Mines Department upon the new gold discovery at Wyalong No. 1 Btation, about 20 miles north-we3t of Barmedman, on Mr. W. Neild's conditional lease. The report says the sight, is totally different from any goidfield previously visited, the whole surface of the country being al most level, and densely timbered with scrub and mallee, the soil being of first-class agricultural quality. There is little or no indication of reefs on tne surrace, nocmng dud a rew scattered stones ; but on sinking a few feet, in nearly every instance whore gold was found in the surface gravel leaders have been struck, all carrying, as far as can be judged, payable gold. Sufficient work i ? however, has not yet been done to test the value of the discovery, nor to prove whether the leaders will make into reefs when further sunk upon. The country rock is soft decomposed diorite, and the quartz is hard and highly charged with iron pyr...
The Secrets of Borgia. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
The Secrets of Borgia. The philosopher Condorcet, in his shrewd guesses ?at the prospects of civilisation, remarks that the 'diffusion of knowledge will, on the whole, tend to promote the development of law-abiding habits, ' eicept inasmuch as the progress of science may be applied to the concealment as well as to the suppression of crime.' The correctness or tnat prediction nas been ? strikingly illustrated in the history of homicide 'Outright murder, with or without a preliminary ?declaration of war, has undoubtedly become less frequent. Highway assassins have become excep tional phenomena; the croaaed-sabre flag of the Algerian pirates has disappeared from the open seas; but the art of destroying life by means of ?chemicals has attained a perfection undreamed of in the days of the Thessalian herb-witches. One ehief obstacle to the secret employment of that art was, at first, the circumstance that the -repulsiveness of poison-plants is generally propor tioned to the degree of thei...
DUNGOG. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
DUNGOG. (From our correspondent.) The festive season has been well kept np. very little, if any, signs of depression. The trip down the river by boat was well patronised j the band accompanied the party. A cricket match between Newcastle C.C. and Dungog C.C. resulted in a win for the local club. The excitement and interest shown in the match told that the two clubs were Two days' racing was another of our enjoyments. The results have already been published by yon in your telegraphic reports, therefore it is not necessary to repeat the same here; but, as the results of . the second day had to be sent you early enough for publication in your Tuesday even ing's issue, I was unable to send you the result of the Selling Eace, of £15, winner to be sold for £20-, and the result of the Forced Handi cap. The former was won by Amber Queen, who carried 8st 13lbs ; 'Walgett second. The winner was bought in by the owner for £30, thus it will be seen the Club reaped the benefit of .£10. Mount Mor...
Exciting Adventure. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
Exciting Adventure. The ferry boat was just leaving the San Francisco wharf on her five o'clock trip ; as usua', she was crowded at this hour ; business men and women who had been spending the day in the city, shop ping or visiting, were hurrying homeward. . Sitting on the forward deck, was a pretty little woman, stylishly and elegantly dressed ; everything about her bespoke refinement and wealth. Next j uei a nun uol» mau, muiuiesBiy anirea irom the top of his tall hat to the tips of his stylish shoes. ' Man and wife,' thought all who saw them ; and both were sufficiently striking to attract attention in a crowd. Suddenly the lady arose, went to the other side of the boat, and seated herself in a secluded corner. No one noticed how she liad shuddered as the man pressed closed tu her ; people naturally thought she wished to be out of the wind. Sue seemed to grow apprehensive when she saw him quietly follow and seat himself beside her, and went at once into the cabin, seeking the mos...
Aberdeen Races. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
Aberdeen Races. The weather at Aberdeen on Monday was of the moat enjoyable character, and the race meeting of the local JocKey Clnb served to attract a large number of persons to the picturesque little riverside village, which was in an unusual state of excitement and bunting. The gathering was well conducted, and the committee, headed by the energetic and genial Secretary, Mr. W. Phillips, performed the duties efficiently. Following are results : — Fl-vikg Handicap. Mr. .T. Almond's ch g Butter ? ? ? ? 1 I'. A. Ilaydon's b or br h Asbestos ? 2 E. Stewart's br h Epsom ? 3, Other starters : J. Hegarty's J.S., F. H. Hall's Vergy, J. Champion's Galway, A. Hueston's Miss Hawthornden, E. 'Whitford's Melodious, W. A. Kelton's Damocles. AKITOEtN HaNDICAI. Mr. W. J. H. Durham's The Jew. ? 1 V. H. Hall's Vergy ? ? ? 2 I\ A. ilaydon's Asbestos ? 3 Other starters : E. Stewart's Hurricane, J. Brodie's Navette, E. Stewart's Epsom, J. Spratt's Unknown. 1st Hack Race. Mr. T. Neaiy's br g Ivory ? ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
? P. J. KEEIN, ACCOUNTANT HOUSE, ESTATE, INSURANCE, and GENERAL AGENT. Local Agent: COMMERCIAL UNION ASSUR ANCE COMPANY. Capital, .£2,600,000 Invested Funds, -£2,500,000._ Annual Incofno exceeds One Million Sterling. Fira risks accepted at lowest rates. Claims promptly settled. Office: At Kerin & Stevens', HIGH-STREET, West JMaitlandL- 8100 M. Hartal, & So. Stock, Station, Land Estate Agents, AND FAT STOCK SALESMEN, West jtlaitlaiid^and UIiiswelfiforooBi. Sales of fat stock, Campbell's hill, MONDAYS and THURSDAYS. WOOL, HIDES, SHEEPSKINS, and TALLOW at Campbell's Hill, WEDNESDAYS. ACCOUNT SALES and Proceeds Promptly Rendered. West Maitland, October 3, 1892. 018 J. C. Young & Co., (T. H. BROWNE, A. D. BROWNE* J. C. YOUNG), imi m station mis, Fat Stock Salesmen, AND PRODUCE BROKERS. OFFICES: 21, PHILLIP-STREET. STORES: CIRCULAR QUAY, SYDNEY Sale Days— HOMEBUSH — Monday and Thursday. PIGS, CALVES, and LAMBS— Tuesday, Wednes day, and Friday. SHEEPSKINS — Tuesday ...
[?] Opalescent Superstition. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
I i Opalescent Superstition. '' :&lifeys like to hear you follows tallc, said fl fean man standing up and stretching himself, .'?the drummer had finished a story. 'Now, not a liar, but I'm superstitions.' he drummer didn't say anything. As I said,' continued tho tall man, ' I'm super ior, and I'll tell you why. Fifteen years ago as travelling for a New York house and as a en of esteem for my good work the firm gave me . . -r ? ? 1-V.nn «nfl ino opal ring, i wasn s nupi«w«iuiu ''''» ' — took it with great pleasure. But some- j ,w' after that I seemed to have loBt my rip, and my trade fell off until I was com ietely discouraged. One day my wife sug BBted the ill-luck or the opal, but I laughed ,nd kept it on my finger. Things kept getting vorse, though, and one morning, when I woke, the jpal was gone. My wifo said sho had thrown it into tho rivor. I was provoked with her, but coaldn't help myself then and didn't caie to later, for business began to look up and for six months I...
Sporting Notes and Notions. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
Sporting Notes and Notions. £B7 THE VAGRAKT.] Xeoncol, Golgong, asks— What fee can a jockey cioira for n lofiingmount, when tho prize is under live pounds? Also, liow much for a wJu for the eame prize ?— When prizes aro eo email the lee 1b Blmply a matter of agreement. 2. Fees ore larger for riding over fenccs ; a losing fee ia £ 0 . Since I last wrote eventful things of a surprising uature have occurred. Still life ifi too short to pay attention to them ail. Contrary to my nntlcipationB Stanmorc won the Carnngton . J^tP.ke?, although talcs had been induatriouBly circulated tliatthe . Cheviot nnd Apetliorpc was dog-lame niter for ho has shown his ability to stay, nnd an animal thut 'jffljBLa cast six furlongs behind him iu 1.14}— just the fraction '^''worse than the colony's record— is undoubtedly ns last or iaater than most. The surprise ot the rucc was due to the position occupied by Mahee. wlio developed unexpected ability when wanted, and ho is probably the best bou ol Martini H...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
LOCAL NEWsj Tkb Latb Rev. Canon Simm.-^— News of t'f° de ceaseof the reverend incumbent of Raymond Tcrrnco will occasion genuine sorrow throughout thn dPc?S0 cfNoweastle. For forty years lie hrid been an npfjjv0 worker in the cause of his Muster, and coinme1(?od tho truth to his hearers not less by his prone'1'11!? than by hia living. In Synod he, wns'a f:ME'jar figure, and in its earlier years did nxcellent seiVIC0 as Secretary. That was a post for which ho ,va!! eminently fitted by his business habits, his |11}' dustry, and the suavity of hia manners, and'118 labours in the Secretary's office hoipo'ct muterif'y to put Sy nodical work in its first stages on a eoiino footing. Canon Simin was one of the most gotifal and kindly of men ; the warmth of his natiirc v,V) ' manifest in hia speech and in his action ; lVs presence made, men glad ; and his nclvocftb' ,of every cause was helped by his canieiK ness, and by the vein of humour nlwaya ronuV to open that apparent difficulty might U...
DISTRICT NEWS. MOUNT VINCENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
DISTRICT NEWS. [From Our Corkksi'Ondents.] MOUNT VJftCEFJT. The Christmas season has passed off quietly Most pleasure-seekers, intent upon quietly enjoying tho holidays, spent tho last week of the old year in the balmy air of Lake Macquario. Much sickness prevails at present. The measles are attacking eld and young indiscriminately. The weather is unsettled an i stormy, with light rum, wmuu an are »u.\iuua lu^l. Wo regret to say that theyoung man A. Henry succumbod under tho opemtion of amputation of the leg in Maitland Hosjftal. His remains were interred here on last Satsrday. Much sympathy is expressed with his frienis at his oarly death. Mount Vincent, Janl, 1893.
The Revenue Returns. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
The Revenue Returns. A supplement to the Gazette of Tuesday contains the returns for the revenue of the year and the quarter ended December 31, 1893. For the quarter the total revenue was £2,637,243, a decrease on the quarter comparing it with the last quarter of 1892 of £5788. The total taxation receipts of tho quarter was £712,842, of whieh a sum of £524,557 was from customs, £G7,239 from excise, £93,192 from stamps, and £22,492 from licenses. Tho land re venue amounted to £192,615 against £428,109 last year. Details under this head are — Land sales, £194,176; interest, £2,223; pastoral occupation, £256,753 ; mining, £18,585 ; miscol laneons, £2p,877. Receipts for services rendered totalled £1,328,973, against £1,311, 405 last year. Railway receipts were £1,022, 429 ; post office re ceipts, £153,377 ; pilotage . and harbour fees, ete., £14,189 ; public school fees, £22,626 ; metropolitan water rates, £39,321 ; Hunter water rates, £7,276 ; metropolitan sewerage rates, £28,355 ; fee...
Newcastle Customs Revenue. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
Newcastle Customs Revenue. The Customs revenue for the port of Newcastle for the year ended December 31, 1893, compared with the figures for 1892, is as follows : — 1893 1802. Duty ? '. ? ? £126, 30G ' 2 7 £150,347 10 0 Tonnage ? ? ? 7,260 1 t 8,352 0 10 Harbour and light rates.,, ? C, 029 11 8 7,35G 11 0 Pilotage ? 10,806 3 O 16,428 0 0 Harbour dnes ? 1,881 0 0 2,902 IS 0 Queen's warehouse charges.., 3 9 8 7 16 0 Totals ? £151,286 8 1 £191,394 12 10 Decreaso ? 40,108 4 9 ? ? _-A ? ' . U. '
Maitland Civilian Rifle Club. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
Maitland Civilian Rifle Club; The first and second competitions in the new quarter took place on Friday and Saturday last, with the following result First Competition. 500 yds. GOO yds. H'cap. Total P. ciav ? ? ? 30 ... 30 ... 1 ... 6 i T. Dimmock ? 30 ... 24 ... 6 ... .P6 R. B. Crichton ? 29 ... 21 ... 4 ... 5 * , _ A. C. Stephens ? 19 ... 2G ... 7 ... 62 \ C.C.Sefton ? 27 ... 20 ... 3 ... 50 F. Hermann...... . ? 33 ... 18 ... — ,.»- ol E. Norman ? -... 22 ... IS ... -12 ... 49 A. Burg ? ? 23 ... 24 ... -- ... 47 G.Norman ? 21 ... 17 ... 9 ... 47';, C. J. H. King ......... 29 ... 17 ... — ... 46 J.R. Cox ? 25 ... 16 ... 4 ... 45 Second Competition. P.Clay ? ? 30 ... 30. ... 1 ... 61 R. F. Crichton ? ,28 ... .27 ... 4 ... 59 E.Norman ? 2fi ... 22 ... 12 ... 59 F.Herman n ? 29 ... 28 ... — ... 57 C. J. H. King ? ? 28 ... 28 ... - j.\ 56 A. Burg ? 26 ? ... . 26 ' ,-.i- '53 ' .V 0. 0. Sefton ? 27 : \.. -:21: ... T. Dimmock ? ? 22;V... '20 ' ...'4? ? J.R. Cox ? 28 ... 13
OUR NEW DEPARTURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 6 January 1894
OUE «'EW DErABTTOK. tAc the beginning of. a period in which we ehali be brought more intimately and frs ? quently into association with our ren,dern than hitherto, has been the case, we may ?opportunely sr.y a word about the functions ?and office of the journalist, in the light in which we sso them. But first a littles retrospect may be permitted. Fifty-one years aeo on Monday, the first number of the Mercury appeared. It was thou issued as a small four page papor onco-a-weeb, on Saturdays. On January 1st, 184G, the iaaue became bi- weekly, on Wodnendays and Saturdays, and the sizo ol' 'She paper wr.s enlarged. This mode of publication continued for tan years ; on April 1, 185S, began the issue of the Mercury three times a weolr, on Tuesday, Thursday, o.uri Saturday. There tv.n.a no change in the times . of publication (iu.-itiy the years intervening between 1856 and 1S03. But, as our readers fenow, the mze of tho paper has been in -creased, so that at the end of last year the ? wee...