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The Water of Life. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
The Water of Life. The bodily comforts and personal wants o primitive man are so immediately apparent to his undeveloped intelligence that it is not surprising to find that to them, and to them only, he attaches any importance whatever, and that he rapidly per sonifies the influences which increase his supplies ?or deprive him of any portions of these essentials to his existence. Thus cold, hunger, and thirst are dreaded by the savage as evil influences ever at work to his detriment, constantly stealing away his companions, and aiming their darts at himself . while fire, food, and water are equally regarded as the chief figures in his pantheon, as bene ficial deities, watching over his safety, and fight ing by his side against the demons of want and privation. In all mythologies the priority of ? existence is assigned to water— the parent of all things — the first of all things. Even tbe gods themselves were born of water, said the traditions ? of far East and farther West, for the ...
[FROM THE PRESS TELEGRAPH ASSOCIATION.] Friday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
[From thb Press Telegraph Association.] Friday afternoon. A ruffianly murderous assault, which was com mitted by burglars on the police at an. early hour this morning, is the only topic of conveisation. Constable Bowden is the most injured, he having had his skull smashed by a heavy blow from Mont gomery. Dr. Maitland removed a piece of the bone from the constable's skull, consequently Bowden is in a critical condition. The constable was also struck over tha left eye with a heavy iron bar, and a wound three inches in length inflicted. He was the only one injured, and was admitted to the hospital, the others, after having their wounds dressed, preferring to go to their homes. M'Court had a serious wound two inches long on the head ; Lyons, a forearm fracture ; Taylor, a wound two inches long at the back of the head ; Alford recei ved an ugly wound above the left eye four inches long, and cut into the bone. Senior-Constable Ball re ceived a knock on the side of the head, but it was on...
Murderous Affray With Burglars. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
Murderous Affray With Burglars. About a quarter past 2 o'clock this morning a serious affray took place in Bridge-street, Sydney, between three police constables and three burglars, with tho result that two constables were taken senseless ot the hospital, three others were injured, and two of i.i_~ t-.„ ? af.rnaTrlp* flftPelv I* lit? uuigiaie wcac, ooioi — » ? » lodged in the cells of the Water Police Station. At the time mentioned, the Herald Bays, Senior constable Ball, Senior-constables M'Court, and Con stable Lyons saw three men leave a house at the upper end of Bridge-street and proceed towards Phillip-street. Being suspicious of their appear ance, tho constables followed the men, who at first proceeded slowly. When the constables 1 got close to them .the men suddenly turned round, and, drawing heavy iron jemmies, instruments about 2ft. long, they each aimed terribly effective blows at the heads of the constables. Constables M'Court and Lyons received the crushing blows on the ...
Maitland Commercial Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
Maitland Commercial Intelligence. The bountiful rains of the past week have proved very welcome to farmers throughout the district, and were much needed. Business is dull as a rule, and purchases are made only for immediate require ments. The farmers weekly sales continue to be well attended, and a great quantity of fruit is disposed of just now at fair prices. Produce of all kind continues in plentiful supply. Prices remain the same as last quoted. Flour is steady at £9 to £10 per ton. Wheat dull, and only selling in small parcels ; best is quoted at 3s 3d, inferior at 2s 9d to 3s. Butter, 5d to Is per lb. ; cheese, 3Jd to 6d ; bacon, 4d to 5d ; honey, 2Jd to 3d ; onions, 6s to 7s per cwt. ; potatoes, £2 5s to £2 15s per ton; fowls 2sJ[to 4s 6d per pair; ducks 2s Gd to 3s 6d. Lucerne hay, £2 to £2 10s per ton ; oaten hay, £2 10s to £3 j maize, 3s 3d to 3s 6d per bushel i chaff, £3 158 to £i per ton; maizena bran, £5; other Forts, £4 5s to £4, 10s ; pollard, £4 10s to £5 ; feed oats...
Probable Weather. FORECAST ISSUED YESTERDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
Probable Weather. FORECAST ISSUED YESTERDAY. Victoria. — Fine, with scattered clouds, light to moderate S.W. to southerly winds. — R. L. J. Ellery, South Australia.— Fine throughout, S.W. to S.E. and southerly winds, light clouds on coast and in S.E. — C. Todd. [_by telegraph. J WEATHER REPORT. Sydney Observatory, 1 p.m. Victoria and the Straits : Cloudy to Showery on parts of the coast. Tasmania: Fine with more or less scattered clouds. New South Wales : Fine generally; a few clouds on parts of the coast. FORECAST ISSUED TO-DAY. New South Wales : Light to fresh winds, chiefly from south ; fine weather generally.
WEEKLY CALENDAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
WEEKLY CALENDAR. i ia | HiRb water at Sun ! Sum \'a j,! Newcastle. Risi;s. Sets. |g«Fi ? ? a Mora. Even. ' . II. m, | H. m. h. m. n... M. February. 2 Pri. 5 2G I 7 . 2 20 5.26 6. 0 3 Sat. 5.27 | 7 . 1127 6,. 28 6 . 58 4 Sun. 5 . 28 7 . 0 J8 7 . 19 7 . 42 C Moil. 6 . 20 I 7 . 0 : 29 8. 3 8 . 23 6 Tues. 6 29 I 0 . 59 | 0 8 . 42 9.1 7 (Wed. I 5.30 i G.fiS 1 0.18 9 . 36 8 Tliura. I 5 31 I 6 57 I 2 9.51 10. 7 Changes of the Moon. Last Quarter. Monday. January 20. 2li. S6ra. a.m. New Moon, Tuesday. February 0, 7h. 60m. a.m. First Quarter. Tuesday, February 13, 8h. 48m. p ra. Full Moon, Tuesday, February liO, 12U. 21m. p.m.
LATEST BANKRUPTCY. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1. SEOUESTRATION ORDERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
LATEST BANKRUPTCY. Thursday, February 1. ; SEQUESTRATION ORDERS. John Darcy Young, of George-street North, bird dealer. Mr. A. Morris, official assignee. James Belcher, of Billagoe, near Cobar, miner. Mr. E. M. Stephen, official assignee. CharleB Frederick Messell, Pyrmont-street, Pyr mont, timber merchant and shipowner. Mr. A. Morris, official assignee. creditor's petition. John M'Farlane, of Sussex-street, Sydney, v. Alexander Moir, of Pyrmont-street, Pyrmont. Petition to be heard on 8th February.
Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for February. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for February. Kitchen -tarde-* : Celery muat be earthed up as required, ! una more may be planted out for a succession. Continue to 1 flow peas, beans, beet;, turnip?, broccoli, &c., and plant out i whatever tnay be left in the eeetf beds. Carefully attend to epeumber plants, watering well in dry weather.— Flower Gauden : Thin out dalilia buds. Plant out perennial and uieuumi uowenng plants, auch ns stocks, sweet-williams, &c., in ploudy days, and give them water. Keep all beds and borders tree from weeds; remove all decayed bloom.— Orchard and JJitutT Garden: Attend to all fruit trees, removing all ripe truit. Clear grape vines from aU useless shoots and tendrils, Bee that all the btaucheg are exposed to the ami and air — AT ieu- Operations: Sow Cape barley and turnips. Plant potatoes. Keep maize crops? clean. Cut tobacco. Gather all ripe cotton pods, taking care not to injure or break the plants. ^ jjfititfitnil irailg ijftqttfg...
LATE NEWS BY CABLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
LATE HEWS BY CABLE. The following messages have appeared in the Herald : London, Jan. 31. The Belle Cole Concert party will leave for Australia by the R.M.S. Ormuz on 9th March. The anneal case of Aarons v. Trower has been heard by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. This was a claim for £1500, the balance of share transactions in connection with the Went worth Proprietory Company, and £4500 due on a promisory note. Judgment was reserved. London, Feb. 1. The bank rate of discount is quoted at 2J per cent. At a conference which took place in London at the end of November last between the colliery pro prietors and the miners' representatives, and held under tbe presidency of Lord Roeebery, it was decided that the men should resume work at the former rates of wages until February, when the question at issue would be decided by a Board of Conciliation. MeBBrs. Pickard and Woods, Ms.P., who, with other delegates, represented the miners at the conference, now declare that it will...
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1894. THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1894. THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT. The Colonial Treasurer on Thurad&y made hi« financial statement. He described it as a supplement to Sir George Dittos' budget speech in October. At that date the de ficiency for 1892 and previous years had been accertained to be £1,299, 541. It was now esti mated at £1,198.322, a difference of £101,218. A f nr»f -C it ? ? _i? vauiivtcuujr xujl' tutjae years 01 £201,000 was anticipated when the accounts for 1893 were made up. It waB intended to aek for authority to isone Treasury bills against the £1,400,000. These bills will be sold only to trust funds, and will bf kept in the Treasury as a nominal asset at the credit of revenue. The Treasurer claims for the Government that for the year 1893 it lived so well within i's income as to ha»e available on December 31 a surplus of £70,000. 3?or $he current ye»r the revenue is expected to b» £9,851,881 and the expenditure £9,72S,992. The incrpase of revenue o»er 1893 would be £111, ...
East Maitland Police Court. FRIDAY, FEB. 2. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
East Maitland Police Court Friday, Feb. 2. The Bench at the East Maitland Polic9 Court this morning was occupied by the Police Magistrate (Mr. J. N. Brooks) and Mr. Joseph Cunningham, J.P. Hawker's License. — A hawker's license was granted to Michael P. Ryan, of Largs. Prohibition. — A case, Ralston v. Ralston, an application for a prohibition to preveat publicans from supplying urine to tne nusoana, was caueu on, but there was no appearance of parties, and the case was struck out. Obscene Language. — Joseph Daly, a youth, was charged by Constable Shaw with having made use of obscene languag# on the night of the 23rd t January, ia High-street, East Maitland. De fendant pleaded not guilty, and called two witnesses, but only one appeared to give evi dence. Defendant was convicted and fined sixpence with 4s lOd costs or to remain in the courthouse until twelve o'clock.— Ernest Knight, George Rams den, John Silk, Cornelius Cronin, and Thomas Dal ton, pleaded guilty to having made use of...
THE RYLSTONE ELECTORATE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
THE RYLSTONE ELECTORATE. Sitt, — As an electorate I presume Cassilis exists only in the mind's eye of Mr. Morris, although it is used as the heading to his long letter of local jealousy anent the division and nomenclature of the Rylstone electorate. I do not intend to wade through your correspondent's ' screed,' but I wish to protest against the unneighbourly love which streams r.nrougn ms letter against ms leuow elec tors on this side of the dividing range. Mr. Morris says ' As it is we must now pull against one another ; we must fight for our rights.' That sort of stuff, sir, may be good enough for the animalish propensities, but surely where a calm judgment and cool verdict has to be given, the less fighting that is done the better. If men edu oate one another — undei their waggons while on the road ; in the fields betwixt the ' spells' at work ; through their penny newspapers, which now scatter their blessings over the land; in their homes, — and by natural common sense awaken t...
ITEMS OF INTERET. [ORIGINAL AND SELECTED.] [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
ITEMS OF INTERBT. [Original and Selected.] A curious case is reported from Tllangatta, Upper Murray district. A well-known tfident was lately out driving, when the horses bolt* for a dis tance of four miles before the man sueeded in pulling them up. No damage was dor, and al though the driver felt that; hiR nnrpPB tt.o r»rno-.lT7 ' ? ? ? shaken by the struggle with the horses, snt about as usual, feeling no ill effect from the cperience. On tbe fouroh day, however, the man (came to tally blind, and after a brief illness ;ed. The doctors say that death was due to a slitk to the nervous system. i Mr. T. Flynn, the umpire for Victoa in the recent intercolonial cricket match woi by New South Wales, has returned to Melbourne He says that the Victorians did not get fair playja account of being kept from the wickets from ion until 12.45 on Tuesday last, and he is satisfied tit the de lay was designed. Blackham, the Victoria skipper, is reported to have said that his men wei beaten by the S...
OFFICIAL LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
OFFICIAL LETTER. At the request of Mr. Stevenson, M.P., we publish the following : — Postal and Electric Telegraph Department, Sydney, 1st February, 1891. Sir, — Referring to Mr. Albeit Brown's letter of the 29th ultimo, forwarded through you, drawing nf.fpnfcinrl fn r'Prf'l in fnlp(rrn.nli tunrl.- Vioinn- ,-vi n I'l-n/I out in the Wollombi district, and your request for all such ivork to be tendered for, I am directed to intimate that with the exception in cases where only a few poles are urgently required tenders are nlwnflo rtrnrlr nP fhi'o rmfiim TTrtmntrow so far as this Department is concerned, no work of an extensive character is contemplated in the dis trict alluded to, but should any be decided on the usual practise will be followed. — I have, etc., S. H. Lambton, Deputy Postmaster-General,
LATEST MARKET NEWS. NEWCASTLE. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
LATEST MARKET NEWS.. [Br Telegraph.] NEWCASTLE. Fridays . Quotations under this head have been brisk this week, potatoes and onions perhaps attracting most attention. The prices ruling for the former are low, and consequently the remuneration to the grower does not pay for the trouble and labour ex pended. xne nrsL snipmeac or Jforc Arlington. 1 onions reached the market this week, and the quality is indeed splendid. Maize is offering pretty freely, though prime samples, free from weevil, are difficult to obtain, and some trouble will be experi enced with this cereal till the new is in good supply. Oats are steady at present rate, and there is nothing to indicate any alteration in values. Cape Barley is enquired for, but not much is available. Pollard is scarce and rates high. Bran on the other hand is plentiful, and selling at low prices. Cheese is in over swpply, and the prices being realised must be disappointing to the makers. Hay is in good demand, and supplies coming for ward ...
LATEST CABLEGRAMS. London, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
LATEST 'CABLEGRAMS. [From the Press Telegraph Association.] London, Thursday. Dr. Cornelius Herz, whose connection with the Panama Canal caused him to be arrested, is'said to be preparing to publish three volumes of letters ia connection with the Canal scandal, and' the an nouncement is creating a great sensation in Paris; The British Government has granted .62500' towards the expenses of the Tasmanian Exhibition. Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh is to be married to her cousin, the Grand Duke of- Hesse, in April. Mr. Pickard Woods, M.P., who was present at the conference last November between the-colliery proprietors and miners' representatives, at which it was decided that the men should resume work at? the former rate of wages till February, now declares that it will be futile to confer with collieryj owners unless the men be conceded a minimum wage with a controlling voice in the price of coal. * Prince Charles, of Hohenzollern, Sigmaringen, nephew of the King of Roumania, h...
[BY TELEGRAPH.] Friday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
[By Telegraph.! Friday af ternoon» Messrs. J. Cameron and Co. report :— Lucerao hay, demand good, supply light; well saved 55a to 60a; fancy lots to G5sj inferior from 40a ; oaten to 403 ; potatoes to GOs per ton. Tho South Coast and West Camden Co-operative Co. report: — Prime crreen lota of liiMn i,„„ firm demand at from 55a to, £3 ; brown lots from 45g. Potatoes in fair demand at from 50s to GOs 1 pigs, 3d to 3Jd ; eggs, lOd, firm. Mr. W. M'Phoilamy reports s— At the wharves and railway, prime green luoerne hay realised GOs. 1 medium 55s ; oaten hay, 40s to 80s; pigs, 3d to 4d ? maize, 3s 3d 3 broom millet, 425 per ton 5 potatoes* I ao to
SYDNEY. [FROM THE PRESS TELEGRAPH ASSOCIATION.] Friday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
SYDNEY. [From thb Press Telegraph Association. J ? ? ... Friday afternoon. -c lour 13 quiet ; : .New South Wales roller £8 10a. to £8 12s Gd, new-.£8-5s to ^£8 10s; wheat dull and. plentiful, new milling 3s, chick wheat 2s* lid to 3s; bran, quiet, 7d ; pollard, scarce* 8Jd ; maize dull, prime old 3s 2d to 3s 3dt oats dull, prime bright feed 2s 7d, duns 2s 8d chaff, prime £Z 10s to .£3 15s, other sorts from £%[' very choice £4; .barley, Cape 2s 9d. Lucerne hay 1 scarce ; Hunter River at the railway ohoice £2 15s to £3 j hay, oaten in bundles £3 to £3 15s ; onions, £4, : potatoes, blueskins (prime) to £?s 5s, Brownell'sv £3, Circular Head, nominally £4 to £4 5s. Straw meets with fair enquiry ; local bundled £2, derrick pressed, £2 5s. Butter in good demand ; creamery and best brands of factory 8Jd, factory Sd, dairy 6di to 7d, pastry 4d' to 5d. Bacon, lmnd-cured Gd to. 6£d, machine-cured 5d to 5 id, middles 7d to 8,Jd t hams, colonial 3d to lid, English Is to Is 2-Jd, New Zealand, Is ...
BRISBANE. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 February 1894
f BRISBANE. : Friday. Terrible weather is being experienced at the Guliof Carpentaria. Ntws has just been received of the wreck of the Sydiey owned schooner Waratali, : Later. Ir connection with the wreck of the barque Watatah at Carpentaria, it appears she was loading guano at Rockv Met for New Znnlnnrl. A ofonrr. launch' cutter was also wrecked, and one man was drowned. The wrecks occurred on January 20, but 1 owing to the rough weather a boat was only able to reach Burketown yesterday, conveying the news. Captain Sympson, of the Waratah, made application for, the use of the Government steam launch Vigi lant for relief of the crew, but the Vigilant is still out searching for the Kanahooka's crew. Another steam launch will be supplied. Telegrams state that the Ganymeade, another Sydney owned vessel which had been loading guano, is safe.