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Courage to Spare. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Courage to Spare. Edward Pellew, afterward Lord Exmouth, and at the time of his death vice-admiral, was one of the men who seemed born for deeds of bravery. When he was twelve years old a house in the neighbourhood caught fire. In it a lot of gunpowder was known to be stored, and the bystanders, quite naturally, were shy of the danger. The lad went into the house alone and brought out the powder. At thirteen years of age he enterod the navy and began the career whieh made him famous. His life is briefly sketched by a writer in the Atlantic Monthly. Pellew, then eighteen years old, was on board the ship in which General Burgoyne embarked, in 1775, for Canada. When the distinguished passenger came aboard the yards were manned in his honour, and he was startled to see on one yard-arm a midshipman standing on his head. On expressing alarm, he was laughingly reassured by the captain, who told him that Pellew — for he it was who had put the extra touch upon the general's reception — was q...

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

Ample Satisfaction. j Prank Maitland, when he came out to join my regiment in India, was only seventeen years old— perhaps the youngest ensign then in the British Array— though he stood six feet high and was very strong and athletic. From tho first he was one of the steadiest men in the service, though he loved fun as well as any of the young acatterbrainB whose escapades kept them continually in troublo. A oool old head was on Mastor jjrana s young shoulders, and a resolute heart beneath his waistcoat, as he soon had occasion to prove. About a week after he joined, Captain Smythe, the regimental bully, was laying down the law in his usual dictatorial way about a disputed point of tactics, when eome one asked Frank's opinion on the matter. He gave it modestly against Smythe, and sb he waB fresh from the military college at Sandhurst, was able to show that he was right. Smythe lost his temper, — he had been drinking a good deal — insulted the boy grossly, and even advanced against hi...

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An Escape in the Sky. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

An Escape in the Sky. Once iu a while a meteor plunging into the atmos phere of the earth is neither consumed by the heat developed through friction nor precipitated upon the surface of the globe, ibut pursues its way out into open space again. Its brief career Within human ken may be com pared to that of a comet travelling in a parabolic orbit, which, as if yielding to a headlong curiosity, almost plunges into the sun and then hastens away again, never to return. In July, 1892, one of these escaping moteora was seen in Austria and Italy. Careful computations based upon the observations which were made in various places have shown that it was visible along a track, in the upper air, about six hundred and eighty miles in length. When at its nearest point to the earuh it was elevated forty-two miles above tho surface. From this point it receded from the earth, its elevation when last seen being no less than ninety eight miles. Although the resistance of . the atmosphere was not suffic...

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Literary News, Notes, etc. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Literary News, Notes, etc. | One of the books of the day is a life of Catherine, tho celebrated and notorious Empress of Russia. It tells some good anecdotes. At a state dinner Catherine was expressing discontent with the be haviour of a foreign envoy. ' In the midst of her tirade she hears her secretary, Chrr.powicki, ob-, serving in an undertone how much it is to bo. regretted that the matouchka loses her temper in in this way. She stops short, changes the conver sation, behaves most amiably to tue ena or ainner , but on rising from table she goeB straight to the' interrupter—' How dnre you criticise in public what I say ?' Tier voico trembled with wrath, and tho cup of coffee that she holds iu her hand is in danger of falling to the ground. She puts down the cup without emptying it, and dismisses the unfortu nate secretary. He thinks himself lost, and goes home expecting, at the very least, an order to set out for Siberia. A messenger comes to summon him before Her Majesty. Cathe...

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A LAST WOOD FROM HUXLET. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

A LAST WORD FROM HUXLEY. The fifth volume of Professor Huxley's collected essays consists of a series of papers originally pub lished from time to time between 1887 and 1892 on Science and Christian Tradition (Macmillan and Co.). These, says The Times, are preceded in the present reprint by a very characteristic preface, in which the professor stoutly defends himself against tne enarges _ or navincr gone out of his way to attack the Bible,' and of entertaiuing ''a hatred of Christianity.' 'The simple fact is,' he says, ' that, as I have already more than once hinted, 1 my story is that of the wolf and the lamb ovor again. I have rever ' gone out of my way' to to attack the Bible, or anything else : it was the dominant eccleeinsticism of my early days, which as I believe, without any warrant from the Bible itself, thrust the book, in my way.' The ' grim wolf' of a dominant ecclesiastioism we know of old, but surely to meek lamb is scarcely an appropriate symbol for Professor Huxley's...

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Soliman's Coffee. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Soliman's Coffee. Audiger, a celebrated French house stewardj wrote, about 1GG0, of the Italians More and Salvator, who were summoned to Paris by Cardinal Mazarin and Marshal Gramont, ' to prepare the new beverage, coffee.' ' From these two men,' said he, ' I learned to distil all kinds of fruits, flowers, and grains, by heat as well as by cold, and to', prepare tea and coffee, which few persons in France had yet learned to do.' Although a few Peri3ians were interested in the new beverage, it grew slowly in popularity until something happened to make it fashionable. M In 1GG9 Mahomet IV. sent to Lonisi|SIV. an ambas sador named Soliman Aga Mustapha Raca. He was a proud and dignified person, and surrounded himself with much magnificence. He effered his guests, who represented the fashion and nobility of Paris, coffee, a beverage which they all considered detestable, and could hardly swallow at first without grimaces. However, no one considered coffee-drinking too great a price to pay...

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

Always Seeking. The children w have n special aptitude for some branch of knowledge, and who are deter mined to develop it, are those who seem to notice what escapes the gaze of ordinary men and women. James Ferguson the Scotch astronomer, was very anxious, even a litcle boy, to understand the mechanism of watches. Hi3 father refused to allow him to ' play with' his watch, and so James waited until a stranger called at the house one day to ask the way. ' Will you be good enough to tell me what time it is ?' asked the boy. The gentle man told him. ' Would you be willing that I should look at your watch ?' continued Ferguson. ' Certainly,' replied the gentleman. The boy took the watch eagerly. After he had examined it for a moment, his next question came ' What makes that box go round ?' 'A steel spring,' replied the owner. ' How can a steel spring in a box turn it roun so as to wind up all the chain ?' The gentleman explained the process. ' 'I don't see through it yet,' answered youn...

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Knew the Hand. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

Knew the Hand., Harper's Bazar has a story of a little boy who, if he follows his natural beat, will perhaps be-heard from by and by as an expert witness in^orgery cases. ' He is the son of an author who writes a very illegible and very inky hand. The ether day a fly foM into tho ink-well. The boy discovered the un nappy insect, rescued it, and dropped it on a sheet of paper, when presently it recavered sufficiently to drag itsolf about. The boy watched its motions for a while, and then callcd to his mother. 'O mamma,' he said, ' como here! Hero's a ejercafced fly. He writes ju3t like papa 1'

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How to Swear Off. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

How to Swear Off. j (By Jerome K. Jerome , in New York Tobacco .) j What I like about the habit of smoking ib the ease with which it may be abandoned. Many vices — such aB opium eating, whisky drinking, lying, or reading newspaper — once acquired, obtain a certain hold on a man that ia difficult to shake off. Not so smoking. Tho most inveterate smoker can quit it with out the slightest trouble, and does, often. I have been in the habit of ceasing to smoke about once every three months, aud I always Bwenr off on New Tedr's day. I think the smoker who dons not resolve never to touch tobacco lacks some of those noble qualities which have mude our nation so bright and good, and causes ua to be the envy of foreigners. This commendable resolution uhould be made frequently, and, with constant pactice, tbe abjuring of tobacco is an easy and pleasant exercise of the will. Neither is tee resump tion of smoking attended by any seriouu difficulty. I have often quit smoking for ever in the foren...

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

Witty Setorts. I The stories told of the ready wit of Mr. Charles H. Webb are many and amusing. Best of all, they rarely contain any of that ' sting' so frequently found in the repartee of acknowledged wit3. On one occasion when Mr. Evans, recently re turned from Brazil, was relating to Mr. Webb some of hia hunting exploits in that country, where he had bagged monkeys, tapirs, and many other creafcurfiR. Air WuhVi nat-ur) . 'Are you a good shot?' ' Oh, I can snuff a candle,' replied the traveller ' I suppose that's why you went out there to practise on tapirs,' said the wit quietly. A certain judge, a scholarly man, and a most brilliant conversationalist, who was, however, noted as an interminable talker, said one day, speaking of Mr. Webb, ' There's a clever fellow, a brilliant fellow ; what a pity he has an impediment in his speech !' This remark was repeated to Mr. Webb by an intimate friend. On hearing it he said gravely : 'There's Jndge ? j he's a clever fellow, a bril liant fe...

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The Weight of the Earth. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 31 March 1894

The Weight of the Earth. ? One of the problems that men of science occasion ally undertake to solve over again for the sake of getting nearer to the exact truth is that of the density and mass of the earth. The density of a bodv is the ciuanfcifcv of wmMor that a given volume of it contains, while its mass is the total quantity of matter that the whole body contains. In a popular sense the mass of a body is measured by it3 weight. Water ia taken as the standard of comparison in estimating the density of the earth. It has been known, in a general way, for a hundred years, that tho earth's mean or average density is between five and six times that of water ; in other words . that the earth weighs five or six times as much as a globe of water of the same size would weigh, provided that tho water in such a globe had the same average density that water has at the surface on the earth. The matter composing the earth is denser in the interior that at the surface. If that wore not so it wou...

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

JAMES KERR, COMMERCE HOUSE, AUTUMN, 1894. First Shipment oi Autumn and Winter Brapery. A 'MAG-NIEIOBHT DISPLAY of DRESS GOODS. SPlafin Merges, Fancy and GiagcnaJ Serges, Silk SiSix&ures, Sergerettes, SSocliiineSSes, Brocaded KHixSures, &c,, And all the fewest Materials of the Season. \ ? 0 Tn connection with tlie DRESS G-OODS, special mention should be made of the Large and Varied Assortment of DRESS TRIMMINGS of all kinds. Dressmakers should avail themselves of this Stock. A Very Handsome and'Eichly-Trimmed lot of LADIES' CLOAKS, in all the j NEWEST SHAPES. '' SPECIAL PURCHASE of BLACK CASHMERES. : Wonderful value ; good Blacks. One exceptional lot, worth 2s lid per yard, now offered at 2s. All kinds of EUB GOODS in Boas and Trimmings. One noticeable feature in the DRESS GOODS is that almost all the materials are to be had in BLACK as well as Co'ors. 'i . - MILLINERY. The'Purchases for this Department have been made with unusual care this season, and the stock to be...

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

MONEY TO LEND, in lar^e or small snma on approved security. ARTHUR R. SHAW, Solicitor, QIQ West Maitland. j. To Australian illutual Fire Insurance Society. Established 187 2. . ' - fjsr £ is i§ §8 pttffc ftjiisiti g' sM pirtsgsfiaaai §;§ Hcap OmcE P'TT and KSHG STREETS, S'!f!3WEY. Oldest Mutual 7 ira Office En Australian Bonuses. — 20 per cent, paid annually since 1873 ; divided between Shareholders and Policy holders. Days' Sraco allowed for payment o£ Renewal Premiums, a protection afforded by us other Fira Insurance Company. Hon. GEO. THORNTON, M.L.C., Chairman. WALTER CHURCH, Manager. J. T. TEGS, Agent, Town Hall, r578 Hi^h-stree-, HosS K?ait!an.d. rHE MUTUAL ASSURANCE SU-C!£TY OF VICTORIA, Ltd. Established U870. Jegistered under the Companies Statute, 18G-1, and Life Assurance Companies Act, IS73, for _ife Assurance Endowments & Annuities Chief Office in New South Wales : 279, GEORGE-STREET, SYDNEY. Directors: Che Hon. George Thornton (Chairman), Dr. H. G„ A.Wright, Geo...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 7 April 1894

Olieap C3-o:o/o.±:o.o Artiol©^. Premier registered premier ^ Baking Self-SSaisiug Powder, __ Flour SOLD BY ALL ^ STOREKEEPERS. Manufactured by ® ANNALL BK0S- 'West TRADE MARK* IMCai.tlan.cl. l t | I ; : I ij I Bank of Van Dien^en's Land, Ltd. I j] IN LIQUIDATION. Ij | cjrand Tottery | t Conducted by GEO. ADAMS ('Tattersall'3') as Sole Agent.j ij j! ? . !j | 300,000 Shares of £1 eaeh. jj d First Prize £26,000, Second £22,500, Third £12,000, !j jl .Fourth £10,500, and 372 other Prizes ranging from h 5 £9,500 down to £100. U jj '-a uiaEsXy OBswly. 0 I GEO. ADAMS, Collins-st., HOBART, Tasmania, U (j or to :) n GEO. ADAMS, Telegraph Chambers, BRISBANE, Queensland. n !j p ? ? ? ? ? ? I r Economy and. Durability. FOB THE HOLIDAYS. ? THE Orient Clotliin'g FOR GENTLEMEN'S SUMMER WEAR. The chief features of the ORIENT CLOTHING are its Selectness and Durability. The materials are ALL WOOL and DOUBLE SHRUNK, the patterns choice and useful, the trimmings are serviceable and adapted to the materi...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 7 April 1894

/ ft/ — ARTIFICIAL TEETH,1 ' PABMLESS DEHTBSTRY. MR. PERCY B. COHEN' vlRlirOl ) (Late Assistant Surgeon and Mechanical Dentist Sydney - ^ffij I / 1 (liflihfi H ftl I tfL ir * Hospital and Randwick Asylum), IS NOW PRACTISI NO AT ffl&I&T'S BUSIL]DSro©S, HIGH-STREET, WEST MAITLAND, And MAY BE CONSULTED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9 A.M. AND G P.M. Hio Surgery is Fitted up with, the most modern appliances. Irregularities of the Teeth corrected. Decayed Teeth Painlessly Stopped with Gold, Platinum, Enamel, &e. Artificial Teeth fitted to any mouth with Gold, PJatimim, and Vulcanite without the removal of stumps. Plates made on the new suction principle, whioh insures natural appearance, perfect adhesion, durability and comfort in mastication. Misfitting Plates made by other dentists re-modelled, and perfect fit guaranteed. Painless Lxtraction of Teeth by Nitrous Oxide Gas. CONSULTATION FREE. THE PERFECTION OF BRANDY. I . JOSHUA BROTHERS' | AUSTRALIAN BRANDY (Soonaerans 33...

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Annual Drink Bill of the United Kingdom. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 7 April 1894

Annual Drink Bill of the United Kingdom. The Rev. Dawson Burns in rendering Great Britain and Ireland's annual drink bill, iB again able to record a email improvement. We are, how ever, removed from the temperance ideal by £138,854,829 a year. That was the amount spent on alcohelic liquors in 1893. As compared with 1892, it shows a progress towards temperance of £2,011,433. This progress would have been greater but for an increased expenditure of nearly a quarter of a million on beer. A moral which Mr. Dawson Burns apparently misses is that in 1893, a year of exceeding depression, drinkers have drunk less wines and spirits and more beer. Whether this has been from a change of taste or in the interests of ecomony it is impossible to say. It is, at any rate, a suggestive point that the drink bill per head has gone down in the years of declining pros perity. In 1890 the average expenditure per head was £3 14s. 4d., in 1891 £3 15s., in 1892 £3 13s. lid., in 1893 £3 12s. 3d. It is curiou...

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PLEASANTRIES. WEAK WOMAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 7 April 1894

PLEASANTRIES. WEAK WOMAN. I Mrs. Gumpps — 'What do you think of this? Prof. Scraper says women make better violinists than men P' Mr. Gumpps—' Of course. They can't make so much noise.' he wouldn't do. ' Barber — ' Mein cracious ! You von't do.' New Man — ' You echooBt dold me to goto vork. Barber — 'You von't do. Now you hat your hat off I ece you are bald. How you zoll my hair re I storer, eh ?' NOT ANXIOUS FOB WOMEN, THOUGH. BIr. Upton — 'Where's my hat ?' Mrs. Upton — ' I declare I never saw such help less creatures as men are. Can't move a step without a woman to look after them. A woman can keep track of hor o-.vn things, the children's, and her husband's, and run a boarding-house besides, while a man can't so much as find his hat without making some poor, overworked woman jump up and get it for him. Here's your hat just where you left it when you came in. On your way down town stop at the Daily Allthenews office and leave this advertisement' ' What's it about ?' ' Rooms and b...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 7 April 1894

AUSTRALIAN MUTUAL PROVIDENT SOCIETY. Established 1849. Head Office : — 87, Pitt-street, Stdnev. Directors: — The Hon. Sir J. P. Abbott, M.L.A., Chairman ; James R. Hill, Esq., Deputy Chair man; J. T. Walker, Esq., Thomas Little JOHN, Esq., A. W. Meeks, Esq., J.P., Benj. Short, Esq., J.P., Robt. J. King, Esq. General Manager and Actuary: Richard Teeoe, F.I.A., F.F.A. Secretary: Robert B. Cameron. The ONLY AUSTRALASIAN LIFE OFFICE whioh gives a BONUS EVERY YEAR. Profits divided for the year 1892 amounted to over X504,000, yielding a reversionary bonus of over one million sterling. Claims are payable immediately on proof of death. Annual income : Two millions sterling. Accumulated Funds 1 Over Eleven Mil lions sterling. Hunter River District— West Maitland : C. B, Worden, District Secretary. 051G IT IS THAT YOU SHOULD These few remarks, in order thafc you may be somewhat enlightened as to the resources at our command and our ability to serve you, with the greatest satistsction to yours...

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GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 7 April 1894

GENERAL NEWS. A demented youth died in the Melbourne Gaol on Saturday morning whose antecedents are un known. Ho was captured on Wednesday morning iu Carlton, with only his shirt on. It was said he hud sunstroke. He was sent to gaol for vagrancy. The polieo are making inquiries for his friends. Definite intelligonce is to hand regarding tho gold discovery at Tallangatta Valley, Upper Murray. The field is situated on Tallangatta. Creek, about five miles from Albury. The reof so far as at present known extends along both sides of I the creek for a distance of a mile and a half, and , the line where opened up shows gold very freely and evenly. From tho nature of tho country it is thought that there are alluvial leads also in the creek. The prospectors were Macklin and party, who registered their claim at Granya. By this means the information leaked out, and a rush imme diately set in from Granya and Tallangatta, but in itters are now quiet. A number of men aro on ' the ground. The coun...

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How Edward Went Out Between the Acts. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 7 April 1894

How Edward Went Out Between the Acts. My dear Silvia, — If you didn't know what a devoted wife I am I shouldn't dare to con fess this to you ; but, since you do, I don't mind telliDg you that I don't much care for going to the theatre with Edward. Of coarse the play is the some, whoever is with one, but I always think that the intervale are quite as important a part of the e?ening. ItB so pleasant to talk over the piece, and the people on the stage, and — even more — the people off the Btage. Well, the other night Edward took me to the ' School for Scandal,' and at the end of the first act I turned round and began :? — ' Well, Edward, dear, what do you ? ?' He waB gone ! And he came bock five minute* after the curtain rose, smelling strongly of tobacco. At the end of the second aet I turned round and said : ' It'B really *eiy amusing, ian'fc ? ?' 'I'll be back in a minute,' he daid, and he went ont. I looked after him, and saw him, through the glass doors, with a glass of some thing...

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