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ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

ITEMS OP INTEREST. I The following telegram has been received by the Mines Department from tbe Warden at Temora Mr. Baker) : ' For goodness sake, do what yen can to stop tho mad rush to Wyalong. The field is ? overdone by thousands. I fear starvation, poverty* and crime.' , The South Australian Government is becoming 'alarmed at the number of village settlements which iire being formed, and has refused to subsidise any ;more. Wm. Green, the man condemned to death in Melbourne for the murder of a woman by an .illegal operation, shows no signs o£ apprehension regarding his fate, and is increasing materially in weight. Some gymnastic appliances are shortly to be erected in tho girls' portion of tho public school grounds at Moree. ; The establishment of Wesleyan homes in each circuit for the destitute poor of the church in their old age iB being advocated. Provision of this sort exists in a few circuits, and it is now urged that this should become general. ' During Tuesday the offices o...

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

Webster's Retaining Fee. When Webster, the great Ameriean bar rister, was at the zenith oE his career, a gentleman waited upon him one day to enEa«e him for the defence in an important case at law, the amount at stake in the suit being eighty thousand dollar*. The gentle man asked Webster what the retaining fee would be. ' A thousand dollars.' ' ' A thousand dollars !' oxclaimed the gentleman. 'Yes. But think for a moment what I engage to df, sir. I do not only hold myself at your service in the matter, perhaps for a month or more, but I debar myself from ac cepting any offer, no matter how large, from the plaintiff.' The applicant was satisfied with this explanation, wrote out a cheque for the amount, and gave it to the prent expounder, who, after he had put it into his pocket, said : ' I will now give you a bit of advice gratis. If you can compromise this business on fair terms with tbe plaintiff, you had better do so.' The client expressed his thanks and took his leave. In a few ...

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

RAILWAY TIME TABLE. | Below are the hours at ivhich the through trains between Sydney and Brisbane and between Sydney Newcastle, Maitland, and northern and north western towns are timed to run until further notice. The principal stations are named, but for fuller information and for tho times between inter mediate stations, travellers are requireu lu abici uu the sheets exhibited at stations and the books pub lished by the Commissioners. The fares to the stations specified are also mentioned.

Publication Title: Maitland Weekly Mercury, The
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THE MAIL TRAINS. Sydney to Brisbane—Brisbane to Sydney [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

THE SIAJL THAIMS. Sydney to Brisbane — Brisbane to Sjflnoj I ®3T These mail trains leave Sydney every night except Saturday, and Jennings every day except Sunday. Leave P. 21. Sydney ? ? 6.15 Newcastle ? ? ? 9.45 East Maitland ? ? ? ? 10.17 West Maitland ? '. ? 10.23 Singleton ? ? ? ? ? 11.19 A. 21. Muswellbrook ? ? ? ? 12.17 Murrurundi ? ? ? ? 1.36 Quirindi ? ? ? ? ? 2.27 Werris Creek Junction ? ? ? ? 2.56 Tam worth ? ? ? ? ? ? 3.48 Armidale ? ? ? 6.53 Glen Innes ? ? 9. 5 Tenterfield ? ? ? ? ? 11. 8 Jennings ? ? ? ? 11,30 p. M. Wallangarra ? ? ? ? 12, 6 Arrive Brisbane ? ? ? ? ? ? 10.50 Leave - P. M. Brisbane ? ? ? ? 6.20 ?A. M. Wallangarra ? ? 5.20 Jennings ? ? ? ? 5.35 Tenterfield ? ? ? ? 6. 0 Glen Innes ? ? ? ? 8. 7 Armidale ? ? ? ? 10.35 r-. sr. Tamworth...., ? ? ? ? 1. 1 Werris Creek Junction ? ? 2.14 Qnirindi ? ? ? ? 2.35 Murrurundi ? ? 3.37 Muswellbrook ? ? ? 4.53 Singleton ? ? ? ? 5.53 West Maitland ? ? ? ? 6.46 East Maitland ? 6 53 Newcastle ? ? ? 7.38 Arrive. Sydney ? ? ?...

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

FRUIT PRESERVING JARS. masok's. Pints ? * 5s per dozen Quarts ? 5s bd per dozen Half-gallons ? ? 7s 6d per dozen QUEEig. Quarts ? ? ? 6s 6d per dozen Half-gallons ? ? 8s per dozen lightning. Pints ? ? ? ? ? 6s 6d per dozen Quarts ? ? ? ? 7s per dozen Half-gallons ? 9s per dozen Extra KMDIAB5JBBE.R RIMGS for tho above, 8d per dozen. ? o ? PRESERVE or HOHEY JARS. Hard Metal -Screw Tops Hard Metal Screw Tops ? |l ||'^m i Come TTads. Core 'Wads. ^|||^| lib, 43 per doz. 21b, 4s 9d per doz. lib, 3s per doz. with lib, 4s doz. Parchment Cover (no Screw Top) CRICKETING GOODS. Further supplies of the above are expected to land shortly. ? 00 ? DIRECT IMPOKTERS OF J Books, 'Stationery, Fancy Goods, Crlclietisag | CJoods, I- 'Fishing TacMe, Croeliefl'yware, &cM | ' WB S5 H? MAITLAND. D =============^^ , THE PERFECTION OF BRANDY, j | {;' JOSHUA BROTHERS* jj j [' AUSTRALIAN BRANDT ? - (3oomerang 33s7£*-mlc3..) jj I J, the Dure distillation of Australian Grapes ? | , '^7ET3a.c»ies«3m3L-E-, ...

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Major Wilson's Last Fight. A THRILLING STORY OF HEROISM. "LIKE THE SCOTS AT FLODDEN." [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Major Wilson's Last Fight. I A THRILLING STORY OF HEROISM. ' LIKE THE SCOTS AT FLODDEN.' I Among the passengers by the m;:il steamer Spartan, which lias arrived from the Cape, was Mr. F. C. Selou?, the famous explorer and hunter, who, in conversation, with a representative of Rou ter's Agency, expressed the opinion that the Mata bele war was over, and that nothing more was to be feared from Lobengula. Mr. Selous said that had it not been for his wound he would doubtless have shared the fate of Wilson's party, as had he been unhurt he would certainlv have been with Major Forbes' column, and would have been one of the first to join poor Borrow in tho work of rescu ing Wilson. The affair, Mr. Selous declared, was a military blunder. Mr. Selous handed to Router's representative an account of the Forbes and Wilson expedition, whieh he had written during the voyage homo : — On De cember 3rd, Major Forbes, following on the tracks of Lobengula's waggons, reached the Shangani River, and foun...

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Jealousy in Animals. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Jealousy in Animals. Dr. Alexander H. Japp, F.R.S.E , in an interesting article in Cassell's JPamily Maga zine, writes that animals can ha deeply affec tionate, that they can devote themselves wholly to a master or mistress, implies that they c&n be victims of jealousy. Of course the most strikina deevlopments of iealouay are to be found among the animals brought most closely into contact with man in hia domef.ticand social life — cats, dogs, and birds — but others, such as horses and cows, can show it very clearly on occasion. Everyone knows how certain wild animals — deer notaoly — fight for tbe females, and tbia is only one form in which individual jenlouMfs are subservient to the range of pur poses Mr. Darwin classed under two laws, which he named 'Natural Selection' and ' Survival of the Fittest.' Some of the illus trative instances we shall j?i»e our readers *il!, we think, regard as very curious and suu'fjestive in several ways. The other day I stood in front of a goo...

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

Knew it Couldn't be True. ' Nothing remarkable in that story,' said / ths listener, impatiently. ' Wait until you have heurd it all,' re turned the story-teller. ' When she arose to go the hostess accompanied her to the door.' ' Of course. You said they were old friends.' ' Dear friends,' said the story-teller,. ' and they had been gossiping for over an hour. They reached the door and the caller kissed the hosieas good-bye.' ' Yes. What then ?' ' Then she opened the door and went out.' ' Hold on, there !' exclaimed the listener,. ' You're getting too rapid. Didn't she hold the door open while she gave her the latest bit of gossip or a receipt for cranberry sauce?' '? No.' ' Didn't the hostess follow her out on to' the steps to finish the conversation?' ' Nothing of the »ott. They just kissed each other good-bye in the hall and the caller hurried ont and closed the door. I told you it was a romarkable story. What do you think of it ?' ' I think it's a lie.' Sir George Lewis, the famo...

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DAILY EXPRESS TRAIN, Sydney to Tamworth—Tamworth to Sydney. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

DAILY EXPRESS TRAIN, Sydney to Tamworth—' Tamworth to Sydney. ggT This train runs on week-days only. ' Leave. A. II. Sydney ? 9. 0 P. II. Newcastle ? 12.55 ? East Maitland ? ? ? 1.38 High-sfcreet ? ? ? 1,43 West Maitland ? ? ? 1.49 Singleton ? 8.10 Muswellbrook ? . ? ? 4.20 Murrurundi ? ? ? ? ? 6. 0 Quirindi ? ? ? 7. 0 Werris Creek Junction (thence it is a mixed train) ? 7.40 Arrive . Tamworth ? ? 9.10 Leave. A. M. Tamworth (a mixed train) ? 7.20 Werris Creek Junction (thence a pas senger train) ? ? 9. 5 Quirindi ? ? ? ,... ? 9.30 Murrurundi ? ? ? ? -10.40 'J P. M. ...' . Muswellbrook ? 12. 0 Singleton ? ; ? 1.18 West Maitland ? ? ? 2.22 High-street ? ? 2.25 East Maitland ? ? ? ? ? 2.29 Newcastle ? ? 3.23 Arrive. Sydney ? ? ? ? ? 7.15 EXPRESS TRAIN. Singleton . to Sydney. iJSTThis train runs on every week day. Leave. a.m. ' Singleton ? ? ? ? 7.10 West Maitland ? ? 8.15 High-street ? 8.19 East Maitland ? 8.25 Newcastle ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 9,10 Arrive. Sydney ? ? ? ? ? ? 12.50 - North-Wes...

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

Grit. During a recent trip through the Dakotas, writes a correspondent, I came upon a woman who seemed to exemplify what may be termed true grit. It was near noon of a hot July day that I rode up to a cabin door to inquire my way. ' Poverty and yet thrift 1' I said to myself as I glanced about. A woman with a child in her arms answered my knock. Something in her voice prompted me to say ' You're from New England ?' '? Yes, but we've come West to grow up with tba country,' was her cheerful answer. ' You like Dakota ?' ' Yes, or I shall when we get started,' she re plied. ' We've been here three years. The first season the frost killed the wheat. The next year 'twas the drought spoilt fifty acres of as fine wheat as I ever looked on. 'Twas hard, for we had to mortgage a part of the far m to keep above board. We've got a good crop in this year, but what'll happen we can't tell,' she concluded, with a smile. ' You keep up a brave heart,' I remarked. ' Oh, that isn't all. our ill luck !'...

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

Centenarians. There has been in France of late a considerable development of scientific and studious^ interest in the question of longevity. For more than a century the successive French governments and forms of government have maintained a system of registra tion for every citizen, which makes it possible to ascertain with reasonable certainty where and when every French man or woman was born, where he or she has lived and travelled, aud what he or she has done. Every French person must have what is called an acte de naissance, or birth certificate, which is pro perly attested, recorded and visaed from the beginning of his earthly career, so that he can be identified at any moment, and any misstatement which he may make about his personal history de tected. These social registers have been kept so long that it is possible to correct the mistakes which very old people sometimes make about their age. j In France, not many years ago, the statement was made in a statistical journal tha...

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The Yearling Sales. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

The Yearling Sales. The quality of the stock offered by auction in Sydney yesterday i3 said to have been excellent, bnt it was evident that but few people in these times of depression can afford to spare money for the pur chase of thoroughbreds, and many very fine lots went cheaply. Among the northern buyers were Mr. J. Mayo, who gave 25 guineas for a black colt by Trident — Fen d' Artifice, 105 guineas for a bay j filly by Grand Flaneur — Mother Gamp ; Mr. J. (jnamoers purcnasea a cnesrnuc coic oy juarveuous — Salvage for 30 guineas ; Mr. G . Clift secured a chestnut filly by Trident — Enid for 35 guineas, a chestnut filly by ICingsborough — Casket for 20 guineas, a chestnut colt by Marvellous — Rose Anteros at 50 guineas, a bay by Lochiel — Electric Light at 40 guineas ; Mr. A. Hooke gave 110 guineas for a bay colt by Lochiel out of Ennui. The largest price was given by Mr. S. Hordern for a chestnut gelding known as Toreador, bred at Kirkliam, and by Chester or Abercorn out of Tit...

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The Bare-feet Fad. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

The Bare-feet Fad. G-st off your shoes and stockings for a couple of hours each day, and ' give the toeB a chance to breathe'— jib one woman ex pressed it — and to exercise themselvps. Tou will find that a deliqhtful change is taking place in your dried and torpid shell — and do not our spirits respond with awful precision to the physical state. The liberated feet will repay you in any one or all of the following ways : The un failing ache that for a long time has each day taken possession of your head will — unless other factors than 'nervous' and deple tion are at work — make its fiDal adieu; heart-beats will Grow stronger and more regular; the ' Binking-spella ' will grad ually disappear ; tbe wan look and pale lips will respond with roBeate tint.iogu to fuller 'and freer respiration ; the very car riage of yourself will undergo rejuvenation, for which tbe muscles of foo't and and ankle — sadly lacking immobility with us in our careless inattention — will as faBt as they gain ela...

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Sporting Notes and Notions. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Sporting Notes and Motions. | [By the Vagrant.] Old Carbine grows very fastidious in his fancies. He will only let one particular lad mount him, and, though he graciously accepts all courtesies in the shape of carrots, &c., if any but the favored boy gets into the saddle the old horse dissents, and keeps on dissenting until the objectionable person retires. Sometimes on tho track ho seem3 to fancy liimseit ac inemingcon again on uup-aay, ana, taking the bit in his teeth, gallops for two or three miles. It is not thought likely by his trainer that he will ever perform again. That troublesome leg forbids. The Singleton Jockey Club is having an unplea sant experience, the only redeeming feature in con nection with which is that it is one of a nature to which the Club is utterly unaccustomed. Nothing of the kind has ever happened before in its history. A member of committee, who has been compara tively recently appointed, has made charges against his fellow members which, if tru...

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SPORTING FIXTURES. HORSE RACING [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

SPORTING FIXTURES. Horse Racino April 10 — Narrabri Amateur Races ; entries, March. 31. May 8, 9 — Tamworth.

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Reason for Rejoicing. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Beason for Rejoicing. When Wesley and Nelson were travelling through Cornwall, from common to common, preaching to ft people who heard willingly, but seldom or never proffered them the slightest act of hospitality, they were frequently hungry. They were detained sometime at St. Ives because of the illness of one of their companions ; and their lodging was little better than their fare. ' All that time,' says Mr. Nelson, ' Mr. Wesley and I lay on the floor ; he bad my great coat for his pillow, and. I had Burkitt's Notes on. the New Testament for mine. ' After being here near three weeks, one morning about three, o'clock, Mr. Wesley turned over, and finding me awake, clapped me on the side, saying, ' Brother Nelson, let U3 be of good cheer 1 we have much to rejoice in. I have one whole side yet4 fa the skiu is only off on one side,'

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He Captured the Guns. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

He Captured the Guns. Sir George Campbell devotes one chapter Df his Indian ' Memoirs' to the Sepoy Mutiny, and in the course of his narrative pives a lively account of what he calli a crisis in his military career. The rebels had been put to flight, and the British were in hot pur rait. Sir George, who Beems to have been serving as a volunteer, whb freshly mounted apon nn Arab horse, and easily kept in the front ranks of the pursuers, who were con stantly becoming fewer and fewer. The rebels, meanwhile, had become entirely dis ordered. Then carae Sir George's adventure, which he thuB describes : — I fancied tbat I saw among the crops, away at ono side of the road, something like the gleam of large wheels, and thought it might be the enemy's guns trying to escape by a by.road. I could not at the moment g6t anyone to attend to my view, and having no force of my own, I thought it best to gallop in that direction and see for myself. Approacbing the spot where I suspected the enemy's gu...

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

Retaliation. The following incident in the life, of Prince Bismark is said by his friends to ba authentic. During the most brilliant period of the reign of Napoleon III., Empress Eugenie with some of the ladies of her court was spending a ? ? TT ? 1 ? ° tULULUOl uv J~LUUJUUrg« The Countess Bismarck, with her daughter, sow the royal party one morning on a lawn, and sent to solicit an audience. The empreBB and her ladies had just seated themselves in a circle to play some game, and were annoyed at the interruption ; but the wife of the great German statesman was not to beslighted. The chairs were scattered, and the German ladies were ushered in. They were both large aud solidly built, and the dainty Parisians found their size, German faces, and gowns alike amusing. They exchanged glances while the presentation took place, and scanned Erau Bismarck's liebt rows of curls, straw hat, and stout umbrella with half concealed smiles. The empress was in high spirits, and evidently shared in t...

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Mahammed's Wife. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Ufalianmied's Wife. In Blachwood for February there is a paper by Mr. W. B. Harris on ' Ayesha : A Wife of the Prophet Mahammed,' about whom very little has been written, notwithstanding tbe interest, which must attach to ' the wife of the man who has left so great a mark on the history of the world.' Mr. Harris tells how Ayesha nearly lost for ever her unique position in her husband's regard : ' Maham med and ms party were returning from Morraseb, and one of the customs of the camp and caravan was that the ladies of tbe party should, before dawn, enter their camel litters so as to be on the road before tbe sun rose, and thus escape the gaze of man. The litters were accordingly placed before the doors of the tents, and the women would creep in while the camel drivers would stand at a distance until sufficient time bad been given for the women to settle themselves, when once more the men would approach and lift the litters on to the camels' backs. The same plan was practised at their...

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Something about "Ouida." [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Something about ' Ouiaa. Probably no woman writer of fiction has crented more food for speculation and gossip than Louise de la Rnmee, well known by her nom de plume of ' Ouida.' From some of her books, such as ' Moihs' aid ' Puck, the idea hts gone abroad that she herBelf is of tho type which she loves to portray — an impossible creature, half adventureBB, half angel, and startlingly beautiful. This sort of woman one doesn't care to have as a relative, and yet would bo glad to meet on an ocean steamer or any other place where ennui might be of the party. To her innumerable readers it may be a relief to know that Ouida does not at all fit the popular idea of herself. To begin with, she is a decidedly plain-looking woman of about 50, who overdresses shock ingly. Any photographs of her are extremely rare, for she declares that she lends herself so unwillingly to the artist that only tbe hardest lines on her face come out on the de veloping plate ; and these she generally re fuses to h...

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