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His Last Shot. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
His Last Shot. ' Git down on yer knees, ye lazy hound !' ' Don't be so 'ard on a poor man. I've been on my knees for four hours.' No, he need not have been so hard. For, heaven knows, the old man's lot was hard enough ! And his blistered and aching knees could have told how hard was the deck, and pleaded piteous excuse for tho seemingly heinous crime of keeping his feet under him while scrubbing it. But then, jou see, there was something harder than either of these in the breast of the Yankee mate, and when glass, be it ever so hard, meets the diamond — well, it breaks. So, the shivering, gray bearded face turned, in the cold blast that whistled over the ship, towards the man standing over it, was answered by a quick movement of the mate's hand to his pocket. ' You disobey me, you darned son of a ? ' Tbe rest was lost in the report of a revolver, and a bullet struck hard against the opposite bulwark. It had taken the preliminary course of passing through the old man's jaw, when he r...
POETRY. NORA AND I. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
POETEY. NOK.V AND I. Wo have played amont; the brother, Wo haTt wandered by tho brook, And with arras about each other, Explored each slmdy nook, Nora and I. Wo understood the language 01' tlje birds among the trees ; The thrush, the lark, the Hnuet, Arid the liurriroinc of the bee3, Nora and I. The fields to us were heaven, The daisies an^ols fair, And they bowed their goldeu heads To bid us welcome there, Nora and I. Her ohildieh laugh would ripple. With mischiel danced her eyes, Then far ocrofa the meadows We chased bright butterlliea, Nora and 1. ' Alas! the brook still babbles on, . The lark bin gay note tinga, The whispered murmur of the leaves From ua no answer bi ings, Nora and I. Long years ago she left me, But one thought is ever bright ; We shall meet and live agaiu those days In a more celestial light, Nora and I.
THE GREAT VICTORIAN LIBEL CASE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
THE GEEAT VICTORIAS LIBEL CASE. Ma. Kichabd Speight, thinking himself libelled by the Age newspaper, appealed to a jury of Mb peers. ' The hearing of the case occupied very nearly one hnndred days ; the coats of the defendant are expected to total £21,000 ; plaintiff's costs are put down at £8000. The witnesses called numbered 96 — 89 for the defence, 7 for the plaintiff. The ?Age newspaper reports of the case occupied 410 columns, and if published in or dinary book form would fill a volume o£ one thousand pages. The mass oi evidence need cause no surprise when we say that the alleged libels were contained in eleven issues of the journal, and assailed Mr. Speight's administration of the .Victorian Tailway ByBtem from the day that he took charge till he was retired by the ShielB Q-overnment. The allegations were that he was corruptly subservient to political influence, that his management was extravagant and . imcompetent, that he was reckless in expending the money of the State, tha...
A New Goldfield. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
A New Goldfield. The warden's clerk at Barmedman haa forwarded a report to the Mines Department upon the new gold discovery at Wyalong No. 1 station, about 20 miles north-west of Barmedman, on Mr. W. Neild's pnnriiMnnn.1 lpnsp. The renort Bavs tho sight is totally different from any goldfield previously visited, tho whole surface o£ 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 tho surface, nothing but a few scattered stones ; but on sinking a few feet, in nearly every instance where gold was found in the surface gravel loaders have been struck, all carrying, as far as can be judged, payable gold. Sufficient worli , 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 higVilj charged with iron py...
Official Letters. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
Official Letters. From Mr. E. G. D. Fitz Gerald, M.L.A. for the CTpper Hunter, we have received the following for publication : — Public Works Department, Sydney, 28th December, 1893. Sir, — With reference to the letter dated the 25fch August last, forwarded by you from Mr. E. Gale of Kayuga, drawing attention to the state of the road leading to the bufcter factory at that place, I am directed by the Secretary for Public Works to inform you that as soon as funds for next year ai-9 available arrangements will be made for the ex penditure of the schedule vote for this road in carrying out the works which are necessary, — I have, etc., J. Barling, Under Secretary. ' Public Works Department, Sydney, Dec. 30th, 1893. Sir, — With reference to the letter, dated the 18th ultimo, forwarded by you from Mr. G. D. Bell, of Milgarra, drawing attention to the state of the Scone and Bunnan road, I am directed by the Secretary for Public Works to inform you that ifc is reported the creek crossings ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
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Aberdeen Races. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
Aberdeen Kaces. The weather at Aberdeen on Monday was of the most enjoyable character, and the race meeting of the local Jockey Club 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 tJ*~ energetic and genial Secretary, Mr. W. Phillips, performed the duties efficiently. -Following are results : — Flying Handicap. Mr. -T. Almond's ch g Butter ? 1 P. A. Haydon's b or br h Asbestos ? 2 R. Stewart's br h Epsom ? 3 . Other starters : J. Hegarty's J.E., F. H. Hall's Vergy, J. Champion's 'Galway, A. Hueaton's Miss Hawthornden, E. Whitford's Melodious, W. A. Eelton's Damocles. Aberdeen Handicap. Mr. W. J. H. Durham's The Jew ? 1 V. H. Hall's Vergy..... ? 2 P. A. Haydon'e Asbestos ? , ? 3 Other starters : E. Stewart's Hurricane, J. Brodie's Navette, E. Stewart's Epsom, J. Spratt's Unknown. 1st Hack Hace. Mr. T. Nealy's br g Ivory ? 1 D...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. NEWCASTLE. Newcastle, Thursday. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. NEWCASTLE. [By Telegraph.] Newcastle, Thursday. ARRIVALS. Sea Flower, Western, from Sydney ; Vailote schooner, and Saxonia from Sydney ; Maori King from Wellington. DEPARTURES. ? Lubra, Tarawara, Western, for Sydney ; Taglia IFerro for Melbourne ; Gosford for Port Stephens. SYDNEY. ARRIVALS.— January 3. - Mararoa, s, 2465 tons, H. W. H. Chatfield, from ?Bluff via ports and Auckland, 30th December. Adelaide, three-masted schooner, 277 tons, Cap ?tain Dunn, from Thames River, New Zealand, 13th 1 December. . DEPARTURES.— January 3. -Habsburg, s, for Bremen, via ports. , Stanley, brigantine, for Auckland, via Newcastle. Fiado, a, for Noumea. Menmuir, s, for Melbourne. Changsha, s, for Melbourne and Adelaide. Arawatta, s, tor Brisbane and ports. [By Telegraph.] Sydney, Thursday. ARRIVALS.— This Day. ITamoi, Lubra, Tarawera, steamers, from New castle ; R. W. Bartlctt, schooner, from Port BIakely:; Meynderry, from Manning River ; -?Burimba.-from Brisbane ; Tomki, fro...
East Maitland Borough Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
Bast Maitland Borough Council. The customary meeting of this Council was held in the Council Chamber, East Maitland, last even ing. There were present : The Mayor (Mr. G. T. Chambers), Aldermen Sparke, Foster, Bourke, Alcorn, Cunningham, and Petherbridze. Minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed. Correspondence. — Letters were read from Mr. Eobert Branch, asking that something might be done to the dam in the bush paddock, as at present it hardly held water, also calling attention to the state of the fence which needed repairing in several places ; from Messrs. Deane and Deane, solicitors, Sydney, acknowledging receipt o£ cheque, and similar letter from the Council Clerk at West Maitland ; from Mr. J N. Brunker, M.P., enclosing reply from the Deputy Postmaster-General to the Mayor's letter with reference to the withdrawal of the allowance for a horse to the telegraph messenger at East Maitland, intimating that the matter was under considoration and that a further communica...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
~~ LOCAL HEWS. Breaking a Eecord.— At the Bast IV.itf: nd Borough Council Meeting hold last evening, the business bean as usual at half-past seven o clack and aUbo end of half an hour the Mayor stated .1.1...*. «i,o Vin^inflRs had concluded, which called torch the remark from several aldermen that they had « broken the record.' The aldermen at East Mait land as a rule get through more business with Ies3 talk than they do in the West, and they ' get there jnst the siime.' Dr. Eenwick's Fnighthood. — The Quepn nas bestowed a Knighthood upon Dr. Eenwick, in recognition of his services as Commissioner for New South Wales at the Chicago World's Fair. That is a very suitable distinction to confer and one that ?was well deserved. Dr. Konwick, whom we must now call Sir Arthur, did excellent service at Chicago, and was as worthy a representative of the energies of the colony of New South Wales as the court was of its manifold resources. The bestowal of the title must also be taken to mean th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
DENTISTRY, Etc. riUBiijEsSb IMjullMlii. MINERAL ARTIFICIAL TEETH, Without Springs, Wires, or Fastenings. D.D.S., E.D.S., SURGEON DENTIST, HIGH-STREET, W fig) JL Imia. J. JL ±i£LX& £J9 HAVING had SEVEEAL YEAKS' PRAC TICAL EXPERIENCE in the profession as a SURGICAL and MECHANICAL DENTIST, begs respectfully to inform the inhabitants of WEST MAITLAND and District that he has recently perfected an entirely New System of Fixing Artificial Tedhj without the use of springs, wires, or other unsightly fastenings. The resemblance to the human teeth is perfect, and the principle of adapting them to the mouth entirely dispenses with the necessity of undergoing any painful operation, neither teeth or stumps being extracted, or any pain whatever given. The mo3fc perfect self adhesion is obtained combined with a natural elasticity hitherto unattainable. Specimens way ba seen on application, and every information afforded, free of charge. Teeth made by others, and not fitting, remodelled on ...
ECHOES OP SPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
ECHOES OP SPORT. That much maligned club which has its head-quarters nt Dungog is once more having an unpleasant time, but as almost all its meetings leave some disagreeable memories it should now be hardened and prepared lor all assaults and rebuils. Last year the trouble was over Aletho, and the club had an advocate in Fat. McCarthy ; this season Alethe did very well whilst the Morpeth sportsman ia howling loud and energetically against the management of the reunion for the manner in which his horse Jack Jones was treated in the Hack Race. Mr. M'Carthy left for Sydney this morning to interview Mr. Clibborn on the Bubject, and he appears determined to make some one Bit up. ? Mr. Sam Cook haB parted with The Captain. The horse has been purchased by one of Mr. W. Kelso'e friends, and will now occupy a box in the Orville Lodge stable. It is probable that the gay deceiver Amber Queen and Free mason, who, if I mistake not, is an old black brother to Stanley and Emin Pasha, will shortly ...
Bankruptcy Proceedings. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3. VOLUNTARY SKOUESTRATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
Bankruptcy Proceedings. Wednesday, January 3. imrnvmicT KKOT7ESTRATIONS. John Morland, of Bungendore, storekeeper. Mr. E. M. Stephen, official assignee. William Pye, lately of Parramatta, now of Crown etreet, Surry Hills. Mr. E. M. Stephen, official ^Martin M'Carty, of Parramatta, bootmaker. Mr. A. Morris, official assignee. ? .
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [ORIGINAL AND SELECTED.] [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Original and Selected.] If individual character influences individual handwriting national character should influence national hntid writing. Authorities tell us that such is the case ; that the art of the Italian, the pride of the Simniiud. the vivacitv or the FrfitinVitrmn. urn all displayed in their penmanship. It may be so ; but, as a rule, it would take an expert or an en thusiast to tell the difference between the writing of the shrewd Scotsman, the staid Englishman, and the lively Irishman. German handwriting, however, is trulv indicative o£ the national charac ter : it requires nearly as much patience to read it as to writf-. On the other hand, one seeks in vain to discover the temper of a Jew from the dots and points of Hebrew, or to decipher the character of Mr. Pitman from the phonetic alphabet. The bodies of Annie M'Clellan and William, Satchell, who lost his life in attempting to save her, were both found near the South Melbourne Pier on Wednesday mo...
Sydney Markets. MESSES. TREBECK, SON, AND Co's. REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
Sydney Markets. . MESSES. TEEBECK, SON, AND CO'S. REPORT. Fat Cattle. — 1880 yarded on Thursday, the only market this week ; prices unchanged. Good to best lots bullockB, .£3 17s 6d to £5 15s. Fat Sheep. — 44,200 penned; prices weakened towards the close. Good to best lots merino wethers, 5s to 6s 9d ; prime ewes, 4s Gdto 5s lOd. Store Cattle. — Business is difficult, but we have buyers for good aged bullocks. Rates at present have fallen to 40s to 423, delivered into Hunter paddocks. Store Sheep. — Very quiet; we look for an im provement towards the end of the month. Wethers, 4, 6, and 8 tooth, is to 4s Gd ; fattening ewes in forward condition, 3s 6d to 3s 9d. We sold for Messrs. E. Vickery and Sons, 3300 fat ewes oh their Nowley Station at top rates. * Bulls. — We sold, on account of Mr. F. Reynolds, 20 of his woll-kaown Tocal stud Hereford bulls at a satisfactory price. Stations. — Negotiation, as is usual at this season, have been almost suspended. We have had en quiries for com...
The Stolen Diamonds. CHAPTER IV. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
The Stolen Diamonds. CHAPTER IT. I dress for dinner earlier than usual. I also leave one of the housemaids in the room packing what I shall require to tnlce with me to-morrow. I will not be there when Humphrey goes up to change his coat ; he likes me to leave the door open oetween my room find his, and talk to him when I am alone, but I do not ohoosa to talk to him this evening, for I txni jealous and aajjry, and I am not ashamed to own it either. He ought to have' told mo about Auue at the very first, instead of making me believe that he has loved but me since Valeria's mother died, and telling me, too, as he does day by day, that I am the sweetest and best little woman in all the world. Anne is ail sari's daughter, and grand and stately in all her ways, arid I am jealous of the love he has given her — which he perhaps gives her still in his heart of hearts — yes, I am jealous of Anne, my friend, as I was never jealous of the dead, for Valerie's mother has a right to be re membered...
THE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
' THE DAY. XlNCART 4.— St. Titus, Disclplo of St. Paul. St. Gregory tUtaop, C41. St. Kigobert or Robert, about 7B0. St. Eumon bishop. Born.— Archbishop Usher, 1580 ; Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, 1785. Died.— The Mariiclinl Duo de liUxembnurR, 1095. Charlotte X,etmox, novelist, 1S04; Rachel. tragtiW.nne, 185S ; Jo3epU John Gurney, philanthropist, 1817. Events.— Introduction of the Silk Manufactures into Europe, 530. Arrest of (he Vive Members, 1G11-2.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. TO-MORROW, FlUDAT, JANUART 6. ^ Mr J. N. Brunker, at Newcnatle, at ten, farm and dairy pro ? duoe, on account of U. K. iarmera.-At the Campbells Hill yards, West Mnitland, at twelve, CO head oi boreeB ; 10 well-bred coaching horses. woof.™ B, K. Faiinem AiiD Consumers Co., ut the Western Markets, Newcastle, at ten, dairy produce, fruit, pigs, ED\TOUlHyiGGEN3, Marshall, and Co.. nt the Municipal yards, Muawellbrook, at two, S40 superior store bullocks. Mr. F. O. Brooker, at Beattie's yards, Gresford, at one, 4. Devon bulls, CO cattle. 30 fat and store pigs. . ?Cadeu. & Doyle, at O'NeiH's Sale Yards, Quirmdi, at two, 109 well-bred bullock- ; a«7 well-bred cows. ,BIr. H. O'Neill, at Newcastle, dairy produce, poultry, &c. SHIPPING. fEMNSUUH k OBIEITAL S. H.. COMPANY. THE ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS of the above Company will be despatched from ?Circular Quay (Macquarie Point) and from Mel bourne and Adelaide on the following dates at NOON FOB LONDO...