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MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. A Reply to Mrs. Crackanthorpe. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

miscellaneous ITEMS. I A good deal of doubt still exists whether gold f exists in payable quantities at Brooman, in the Clyde River district, where a man named Clugston, who lenses the land from Mr. M'Mahon, is reported to have found the precious metal. The balance of evidence appears to point to the fact that gold exists in the foothills about Bronman, hut whether it can be optainea witu eusu or m i enough to pay for the working is quite another matter. That gold has been found there for some years ATr. JI'Mahon can prove, for a considerable period ago sufficient was gathered wherewith to make a ring for a favourite servant ^ho was about to be marriad. The present law with regard to mining on private property will not permit Mr. M'Mahon to make a thorough test o£ his land, and there seems to have been much needless delay in granting him a permit, but it seems all the circumlocution of the offices has been nearly completed, and operations will shortly be commenced. Mr. Clug6ton appe...

Publication Title: Maitland Weekly Mercury, The
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MERRIWA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

MERRIWA. We have experienced exceptionally rough weather for the past fortnight. On Sunday, 18th, ii cyclone passed here about 3 p.m., sweeping all obstructions which stood in its track : house roofs, large forest trees, etc., were overturned, and the dwellings drenched with the accompanying rain and hail. Then steady rain set in, which continued with few intermissions until Easter Saturday night, by which time all watercourses had swollen to such '? an extent that a flood was anticipated, but the rain ceased on Saturday night, and tho weather bccaire calm, bright, and pleasant for Easter Sunday, a change which was most welcomo, more especially as the annual athletic sports were in danger of being spoiled ; but the bright warm days of Sunday and Monday proved sufficient to put a crust upon the running track. The Easter Monday's amusements were carried out upon the local recreation ground very successfully. A large number attended, and a most pleasant day was spent by everybody and h...

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DISTRICT NEWS. WILLIAM TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

DISTRICT NEWS. I fFnoM or p. Cobbespondektr.T WttLU AM TOW w. Since Inst I wrote the Easter holidays have come and gone, and very quiet indeed the holiday season proved to be. There was very little stir ! amongst the residents, and indeed th6 little village retained to a great extent its usual everyday appearance. On Eaatjr Monday some few of tbe residents devoted themselves to holiday keeping : some attended the cricket match on the local ?wicket, which was the only local attraction j others wont elsewhere to spend the holiday. In the^even ing a ball, promoted by Messrs. SKelton and Cox, was the central attraction, the affair being well patronised. About thirty couples footed the light fantastic till early peep of dawn to the strains of excellent music, supplied by the prompters. During the holidays the local cricketers have not been idle. Op. Good Friday they met nn eleven representing the Stocktcn C. C. in a friendly game, in which the local team secured the honors of victory by ...

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A CHEAP HOUSEWORK GIRL. IN FIVE CHAPTERS. CHAPTER III. "FIRE AND TOW." [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

A CHEAP HOUSEWORK GSBL. In Five Chapters. CHAPTER III. 'FIRE AND TOW.' Tom Wallis's mother bad often told him that his quick temper was his besetting sin, and had coun selled him to fight that fire down manfully. ' You seem able to make headway against everything but your temper, Tom,' she said on the very nigbt of her death ; aud he silently confessed that this was true. How often he had told her before, ' I can't seem to do anything with that ! It's just like a match set to tow — it flares up before I know it, and then I'm dreadfully ashamed afterward. I repent so hard I should think I might make some improve ment. But I don't.' Now he stood before his hired man dumb for tho moment with surprise. He would never have sus pected Jab ex of putting that advertisement in the paper. An angry flush rose to the boy's face ; a hot spark came into each of his eyes. He flung down his milk-pail and advanced a step with fury in his heart. It was true, as Jabez said that there was not much diff...

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MERCURY JUNIOR. MATHEMATICS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

MERCURY JUNIOR. MATHEMATICS. I studied my arithmetic. And then I went to bed. And on my little pillow white Laid dewn my little head. I hoped for drcninn of dear delight 01 sugar-candy bliss : But oh my slcip tiie livelong night Waa filled with tilings like this. Add forty jars of damson jam To ility loaves of cake; Subtract a cow. and tell mehow Much butter it wiU make. Then add the butter to the jam, And give It to a boy ; How long will't take ere grievous ache Shall dash liis childish joy ? If twenty men stole thirty sheep, And sold them to tlie l'ope, What would they get. il he should let Them liave the price in soap ? And if he Blew each guileless beast. And in pontifio glee Sold leg and loin lor lioman coin, What would his earnings be ? Next, il a tiger climbed a tree To get a cocoanut, And if by hap the feline chap Should Una the shop was shut ; And if ten crabs with clawing dabs Should pinch his Bengal toes, What would remain when lie should gain The ground, do you suppose? ...

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Some Lucky Gold Finds at Kurnalpie. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Some Lucky Gold Finds J| jk Kurnalpie. In the Argus (Melbourne) of Tuesday its special correspondent at Coolgardie describes the Kurnalpie; rush. In connection with gold finds he says : — The largest piece of gold discovered up to the time I left was 72oz. in weight, and was obtained by one Charles Woods on the Social Flat. Tho next largest was 52oz. got by Lionel Hiddliton in the ' slug paddock.' The Slug paddock was first exploited by George Davis, one of our party, who specked or picked up on the surfaco a piece of gold weighing 22oz. This was before Kurnalpie was known to the public. He sieved there for some time, but finding nothing further, con cluded he was wasting his time, and re turned to a more, ' as he thought, profitable place. When the rush set in, a digger, ono Frank Colreavy, a resident of |Parramatta, New South Wales, hearing of the piece that was got by Davis, resolvedto try his luck there, and commenced to sieve. He sieved away for two whole days, but without resu...

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OUR PUZZLES. SOLUTIONS RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

OUR PUZZLES. SOLUTIONS RECEIVED. Following are answers to puzzles given on March 17 : — 1. PEARLS AND JOYS. Little boys are little joys, When they are loving and true Little girls are little pearls, When they are sweet — like you. 2. D-aisy O-scar R-at O-ak T-ram H-en Y-acht 3. Blackberry. 4.1 RUIN UGLY ILUS NYSA. 5. Isabel, Alice, Lena, Amy, Ada, Ann. Answers are to hand from the following : Willie Geddcs, Warialda, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 j Aubrey Geddes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 ; 'The White Mice,' Havilah, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Sidney Fowler, Singleton (a new correspondent, whom we welcome), 1, 3 ; Annie Bailey, West Maitland, 1, 2, 3,5. PUZZLE3 FOR SOLUTION. Answers must be in hand by the afternoon of Thurs day, April 12. 1. Double acrostic. An Indian Prince. Moro than a Btiflicient supply. A material used in tobacco pipes. A Ruisian province. A likenesB. The. ancient name of an island in the Egean sea. Large. The initials name what is done to gather in the word spelled by the ficalB. 2. Charade. My first...

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Manchester Unity Order of Oddfellows. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Mai? Chester Unity Order of Oddfellows. The Grand Annual Committee of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows commenced its sittings in the Unity Hall, Elizabeth-street, Sydney, on Tuesday last. Tho Grand Master Mr. William Matthews, presided. The deputies repre senting the Hunter River District were Messrs. George H. Vincer, P. Prov. G.M., and L. McGowen. P. Prov. G.M. In the course of his address, the Grand Master said : — Dispensations had been applied for and granted to open five new lodges in various centres. [One of these waa at Muswellbrook in the Hunter River District, to be called the Loyal Muswellbrook United Lodge.] The Ofder showed a gain, though small as compared with previous years, of 66 in number, to which must be added over 30 members from the Farmers' Home and Gwydir lodges of the Tamworth district, they having now closed, and the brethren having become district members ; so that the actual increase of members waB nearly 100. Regarding tho increase of ...

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LATEST BANKRUPTCY. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28. SEQUESTRATION ORDERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

LATEST BANKRUPTCY. Wednesday, March 28. ? SEQUESTRATION ORDERS. Henry Melton, of the Limekilns, Bathurst, farmer. Mr. A. Morris, official assignee. Robert Downis, of Brick-row, Minmi. Mr. A. Morris, official assignee. James Wilson, of Hunter-Straet West, Newcastle, stationer. Mr. L. T. Lloyd, official assignee. Samuel Snow, of Girilambone, miner. Mr. A Morris, official assignee. William Shaw (trading as S. Shaw), of No. 24 Park-street, tinsmith. Mr. N. F. Giblin, official assignee. Thomas Robert Dawson, of Narrabri, traveller. Mr. L. T. Lloyd, official assignee. The libilities are estimated at .£2000, and the assets are described as nil. William Kenny, of Monkey Shanty, near Temora, farmer. Mr. L. T. Lloyd, official assignee. John Joseph Williams, of Grafiton, horse trainer. Mr. Morris, official assignee. CREDITORS' PETITION. Saywell and Company v. Henry Clarke, of Cud gen, Tweed River. Petition to be heard on 19th April.

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Land Sales. (Gazette Supplement, March 6.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Land Sales. \ (Gazette Supplement, March G.) I Tho following lots of land will bo offered for sale by public auction at tho undermentioned places at tho time, and on the days specified at the upse price affixed to each lot respectively. Deposit, 25 per cent. At the Lands Office, Maitland, on Wednes day, May 9. Northumberland : 1 country lot, parish of Pokolbin, situate about 16 miles south-westerly from Maitland, and about 3 miles from the village Df Pokolbin. Area, 10 acres 0 roods 14 perches. Upset price, £2 10s per acre. At the Lands Office, Gosford, on Saturday, May 12. Northumberland -. 113 town lots, parish of Morrisset, situate in the town of Wyee, with Erontago to Badjewoi, Karagi, Jillibi, Wyee, Wallatah, Coolamin, Bungaree, and Pulbah streetsi and reserve 14,351. Area, from 33 porches to 1 rood each. Upset price, from £4 10s to £54 per lot. The town of Wyee is 21 miles by rail m a north-easterly direction from Gosford. Northumberland : 47 suburban lota, parish of Morrisset...

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Too Large a Story. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Too Large a Story. Among tho Open Letters of the Century Magazine is one containing the following anecdote of Mr*. Francis P. Blair, who, though not an officer of the government, was more eminent than either of hia sons, Montgomery Blair, a member of President Lincoln's cabinet, and Frank P. Blair, a major, general in tho Union army. His son-in-law was an n.rimirn.1 in thr- nn.vv. During f.hn Inof nf life Mr. Blair lived in Montgomery county, Mary land, not very far from Washington. One day during the Civil War, Mr. and MrgJ Blair were riding abouS the country ou horseback' according to their daily custom. Thoy were about eighty years of age ; Mr. Blair wore a green veil about his hat to shade his eyes from the dazzling sunlight, and bis wife, for the same reason, had! pulled her large bonnet far over her face. They were well known by tho country people for miles about Silver Spring, where they lived, but the roads into Washington were guarded by picketsj some of whom were deficient...

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Authors and Their Ways. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Authors and Their Ways. Corneille was a very Btupid talker ; Descartes rarely spoke when in company ; Addison could not, converse at all, neither could La Fontaine, whiln Dryden's conversation was slow and dull. Pope would often r0u80 ' is attendant and have pen and paper brought him in the middle of the night that he might not lo3e some couplet that had ju?t occurred to him. Neither Gray, Fielding, nor Akcnsido ever sat for a portrait, and their features are known to later times by pictures painted from memory. Petrarch read and wrote day and night. On tho I table where he dined and by tho side of his bed pen and ink were always ready. Many poems of Gray were lost after his death. They feli into the hands of carelees persons who knew nothing of their value. Virgil devoted eleven years to his iEneid and then deemed it so imperfect at his death that ho ordered ib to be burned. Montesquieu was so much affected by tho criti cisms of his works that the annoyance hastenod his death. . Dr...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

A (reriman computation of the Jewish population makes the number of Hebrews on the face of tho n-iobe 7,403,000, of whom 6,800,000 are found in Europe There are still 3,600,000 in Russia, and 1,860,000 in Austria. Tho Jewish population of ? r'urkey, inoluding Syria, is only 50,000.

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GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

GENERAL NEWS. I It ib the opinion of the Board of Health that the outbreak of typhoid fovur at Aberdeen, where 53 cases have occurred is another example of how desirable it is that some legislation should be passed providing for the compulsory notification of the outbreak of infectious diseases, so as to enable ste.ys to be taken to prevent the spread of the infection. The death ia announced of Mr. David J?. Kelly, Professor of Classics at the University of Adelaide. A splendid gold-bearing reef has been discovered at Sudest, in British New Guinea. On Ko3sel Island, British New Guinea, tribal fights have taken place. The victors held a can nibal fca^t to commomoiate their succ&ss, and a dozen captives were sacrificed. Some astonishment was expressed at the Water and Sewerage Board election in Sydney, upon the fact being announced that two informal votes out of a total of 374 votes hud been recorded l-y alder men. Tlio proportion of informal votes, it was pointed out, was alm...

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OFFICIAL LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

OFFICIAL LETTERS. We print the following letters at the request of Mr. R. Stevenson, M.P. : — Public Works Department, Sydney, March 15, 1S94. Sir, — With reference to the letter of the 23rd ultimo, presented by you from tho Dora Creek Progress Association, urging the repair of the road leading to Hely's saw mill from the Cooranbong and Newport road, I am directed by the Secretary for Public Works to infirm you that this road ia reported to bo simply a private one to suit timber getters, and should not, it is considered, be improved at the expence of the Department. — I have, etc., J. Barling, Under Secretary. Department of Public Instruction, Sydney, 17th March, 1S91-. Sir, — With reference to the correspondence which has taken place respecting the need for now public school buildings at Catherine Hill Bay, I am directed to acquaint you that this Department possesses a large wooden building which will shortly be no longer required for use where it now stands. It is reported to bo c...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

OWES i IECISTT, I HIGH-STREET, WEST MAITLAND, j FAMILY MS, M, B0SIEE5, mi T4M3, fe, j REQUIRE PIJEHTY OF ROOM FOR NEW SEASON'S GOODS arriving at the latter end ©I Barcli. J We are Offering Special Bargains in Dress Goods*. I NOTICE A FEW OF THE LEADING LINES: — A really good Serge at 7£d per yard, assorted 1 colours: Double-width Serges, Is 9d per yard (these are fiist-class value) 5 Double-width Fancy Dress j Fabrics 9d per yard ,- French Cashmeres, 45in. wide, all wool, Is 6d per yard ; Fancy Striped Hopsackf*, I beautiful designs, the very latest ; Splendid Navy Blue Serges, fast dyes Navy Whipcords, Corduroys, I and Diagonal Serges ; Shot Diagonal Fabrics, very handsome. jj ' All our Fancy Muslins and Prints are reduccd to clear. ! We are justly noted for the Quality and Price of our Black French Cashmeres and Purramatta Cloths. These Goods are specially selected for us by a competent buyer and imported direct. Mourning 1 Orders receive our prompt attention. j ? ? — _ — ? — ? — ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Rest lor the Wearied Soles by Trying » (Registered) SUIPLE FOOT GEAR SELF- MEASUREMENT SYSTEM for Ladies, GenSlcmen, and Children. Send a ; Twopenny J ?v'^/a Stamp f ?-%» 'Wire Tape / rtoi MEASL'hE. r yl A Complete C/ rjraftl Catalogue B/x. Poet Free. A-**\ \ Jealous \ \ TJ N REG I ST E IVED \ , X L CitolVKJtji&sSr Xmitatoks ^ WftttdSflW?' c ? A a ^Awarded FirsS Prize for Toot Gear a£ ttewcasftic Industrie trxhibition, 1894. With an ordinary tape rrieji-ure detenniue the width round tho joints AA, round the instep 15H, round heel CC. round the -ankle DD; next ascertain the length nnd width of tread by placing the toot on a sheet oi pnper ano running a lead pencil round the heel and tees. Cut the outline thus made with a Bcisttrs, and enclose with the other measurements, stating ?what size you generally take, what ar* your peculiarities— a weak ankle, perhaps a pet corn, ingrowing nail, or a blooming bunion. All these little matters attended to. II you have a long thin toot, ...

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Promptly Done. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Promptly Done. The 'Historical Records of the 43d Light Infant try ,' that famous regiment which played a most important part in English warfare during the la3t quarter of the eighteenth century and the early part ot the nineteenth, contains a stirring incident of prompt action which averted a tragedy. Worn out with a hard march, the brigade under Captain Lloyd approached the convent atBenevente, where the cavalry and reserve still remained, hoping foe shelter. They were disappointed. Tho convent was occupied by several thousand infantry, and the lower galleries were so densely packed with the horses of cavalry and artillery that it was hardly possible for a man to make his way among them. Two of the officers stood looking at tho dubions prospect through tho single door tbat gave ingress and egress. 4. sudden cry of alarm burst from tbe lips of one. ' Look here !' he cried, pointing over tho backs of the horses. At that moment onfc of the inside wooden shutters burst into flame. Hor...

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NEWS BY CABLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

NEWS BY CABLE. j In consequence of the theatres in 13 n d si Pesth, the capital of Hungry, refusing to close, out of respect to the memory of the late Louis Kossuth, the Hungarian patriot, a large body of students entered tho theatres and expelled the players as well as the audiences. Serious riots also took place owing to tbe refusal of the Government to hoist black flags on the Government buildings of the city. Speaking at Edinburgh Mr. Joseph Cham, berlain, M.P., taunted Lord Kosebery, tbo Premier, with putting his neck under the heel of the Irish, and apologising when the Irish tiger Count von Caprivi, tho German Chancellor, made a remarkable statement in the Reichstag ?with reference to the commercial treaty entered into between Russia and Germany. The Chancellor announced that the Emperor William concluded the treaty in the belief that tho coming century would demand a coalition of the nations of Europe in order to meet possible events which tho nations ?would be unable to wit...

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Honest Praise. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Honest Praise. Jenny Lind's judgment of books, though undi rected by anything like training, always showed independence and penetration. A writer in the Century says that she was a devoted admirer of Car lyle's writings, and that the last book she read be fore her death was Mr. Norton's volumes of the correspondence between Carlyle and Emerson. No doubt hflr ndmirfttinn fnr nranl of shams was largely due to the intense sincerity o£ her own character, which made it impossible for her to tolerate even those slight deviations from strict truthfulness which are seldom taken seriously, but are looked upon as the aocepted forms of good society. One day, many years after her marriage, when she was staying with a friend not far from Peter borough, she attended a service in the cathedral. The dean, who, probably without much critical musical judgment, thought the singing quite per fect, was rash enough to ask her how sho liked hia choir. She looked at him with a quiet smile, and replied, ' O...

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