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WEATHER REPORT. [BY TELEGRAPH.] Saturday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
WEATHER REPORT. [By Telegraph.] Saturday afternoon. South Australia : Fine throughout ; light S.E. to N.E. winds. Victoria and the, Straits : Fine, scattered clouds on the coast ; S.W. to S.E. winds. Tasmania : Fine, with scattered clouds and vari able winds. New South Wales : Fine, but on parts of the coast cloudy. Queensland : Generally cloudy and threatening to showery in N.E. coastal parts, also in N.W. Central and Northern , Australia : Oloudy j in parts showery. FORECAST ISSUED TO-DAY. New South Wales: Light to fresh winds, chieOy from south to ' east. Weather, generally fine on Sunday and Monday, except 'some slight showers on the coast.
[FROM THE PRESS TELEGRAPH ASSOCIATION.] Saturday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
[From the Press Telegraph Association.! Saturday afternoon. ? Jj'lour quiet ; New South Wales roller sold at £8 LOs to £8 153, Victorian £7 15s to £8 5s. Wliejit dull and plentiful, new milling 3s Id, chick wheat to 2s lid; bran, quiet, 7d ; pollard, scarce, 3|d ; maize dull, prime old 3s 2d to 3s 3d, new Clarence Eiver 3s 3d; oats dull, prime bright feed 2s 7d, duns 2s 8d; chaff, prime M 10s to'£3 13s, other sorts from £3, very choice £4 ; barley, Cape 23 9d. Lucerne hay scarce; Hunter River railway choice £2 15s to £3; hay, oaten in bundles £3 to £3 15s; onions, £4 5s j ;. potatoes, blueskins (prime) to £3 15a, Brownell's £3, Circular Head, nominally £4 to £4 os. Straw meets with fair enquiry 5 local bundles £2, derrick pressed £2. Butter in fair demand ; creamery and best brands of factory 8^ factory 8d, dairy Gd to7d, pastry 4d to 5d. Bacon, hand-cured Gd to 6Jd, machine-cured 5d to 5 Jd, middles 7d to 8d ; hums, colonial 9d to lOd, English Is to Is 2,Jd, New Zealand, lsO.Jd; be...
Badly Frightened. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
Badly Frightened. innumerable experiences prove that all 'ghost stories' have a rational explanation, and that some natural cause can be found for any seemingly super natural occurrence. Sometimes ic requires greafc coolness and self-possession to remember this, but the effort to do so iB worth making, for it may save life or reason. A striking illustration of this was the tragic experience of a Dutch painter, named Penteman, who lived in the ISfch century. Ponteman had a commission which required the portrayal of skeletons, death's-heads, and other objects intended to inspire contempt for the fri volities and vainties of the time. In order to have models before him he painted his picture in an anatomical museum. One day he bad been sketching the ghasty objects which surrounded him when he fell.asleep. Suddenly he waa awakened by an extraordinary noise. He was horrified to see all the dead-heads nodding and grimacing, and the skeletons dancing, about, and waving their fleshless arms...
SYDNEY. Friday evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
SYDNEY. Friday evening. Mr. James N. Erunker reports:— Homebush fat stock sales— Sheep : 63,000 penned for the week's supply. There was a firm market for the quality : wethers ranged from 4s to 7s 94, ewes from 2s 8d to 6s 5d, and lambs from 2s lOd to 7s each. Cattle : 2,000 yarded ; top yards of bullocks made from £5 to £6 2s, good ditto from £4, and others from £2 per head; best beef is worth 12s per lOOlbs. At my stores, Circnlar Quay, butchers' produce was in good request : tallow brought from £20 to £21 for shipping lots, and from £17 to £20 per ton for trade parcels'; hides sold at from Igd to Gd per lb., according to substance and condition. Sheepskins were in improved request : dry station skins ranged from 2d to 4;]d per lb., according to condition of ? ' pelt and length of staple ; green skins brought from 12d to 32d each. At the wharf and railway sheds, lucerne hay was in short supply ;' best made sold readily at 60s, wlr'le medium qualities brought 50s. Potatoes sold at ...
Strange Nesting Places. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
Strange Nesting Places. Sparrows are proverbially audacious. Two re cently reared their frail habitation in a railway signal box, unmindful of che various noises result ing from shunting trains. A train used to make a daily run carrying a blackbird's nest and eggs among the woodwork underneath oneof thec'arragee Upon unloading a railway waggon filled with lime stone at St. Helen's a nest with five perfect eggs was found which looked like a blackbird's. ' k similar find was made in a coal waggon at Banbnry The nest has probably been carried from Cannock Chase pits, and must have bewildered the birds by by its sudden disappearance. In a hole in one of the buffers of a railway carriage making daily excursions between Thorpe and Clack ton-on-Sea, a tomtit made a nest and hatched the eggs, in spite of, the frequent violent concussions when the carriage was shunted. These usually timid creatures appear to get as accustomed to shocks and loud noises as do people to earthquakes and hurrican...
DISTRICT NEWS. GRETA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
DISTRICT NEWS. [From our Correspondents.] / GRETA. The Branxton Civilian Rifle Company.— The final meeting of the Branxton Reserve Rifle Com pany was held in that patriotic and enterprising little town on Thursday evening, and although, doubtless, your correspondent there will supply all particulars, we also wiBh, having some of our Greta men in the Company, to add a few words. Mr. Brown, late Captain of the Reserve Company, was I in the chair, and it having been announced that the efficiency money had been lodged in the bank, the question of what should be done with the funds came uppermost. Finally it was resolved, ' That a Civilian Rifle Club be formed, the same to be termed ' The Branxton Civilian Rifle Club ;' ' and it is just here that we wish to chip in and compli ? ment our Branxton neighbours on the noble de termination and purpose they show in keeping alive this manly and useful Rifle Club. We are aware that Government meanness, commonly called ' re trenchment,'' had alrea...
MARIGOLD. CHAPTER VI.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
MARIGOLD. CHAPTEli VI.— (.Continued.) Meanwhile, Mamie liad scarcely left Hillis when Mrs. Heath's indignant countenance appeared at '. the chamber door. .' That fellow, Manning, has called to Bee you,' she explains. ? 'fMr. Armand wants nothing to do with you,. atter the trouble you've made him !' I exclaimed, when he just stopped me with a meaning smile. ' ' He will tell a different story if yon inform him I am here,' he sneered' As the good woman pause sfor breath, Hillis Eays, calmly, though he has grown very pale, ' Show the gentleman up ;' and, too amazed for words, Mrs. Heath turns away. A moment later, when she shows Harold Manning into the chamber, she would give much to know what passes between those two mortal foes. ' I feel as though there were some mystery be tween those two mon that ib destined to wreck Marigold's life!' she exclaims -when she rejoins her husband. , . ' It is well to look after the motherless lambs, but where is our own ? It seems to me that of late ^ ...
ECHOES OF SPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
ECHOES OP SPORT. It Eeems Sir Arthur Sullivan takes an interest in the turf as well as in music, for he has entered a colt called Skoptski for the Two Thousand Guineas of 1895. This youngster was bought at the sale of the late Lord Calthorpe's horses. Ouida, dam of that fine horse Strathmore, has bhis season produced a beautiful colt by Trenton's brother Cuirassier, and the career of this youngster will be closely watched. Aff. Jarvis, the South Australian wicketkeeper, appears to be the basis upon which many of the best colonial cricket stories are raised. Here is one of the latest: During the stay of the Aus tralian Eleven at Sheffield Park, the palatial reei dence of Lord Sheffield, Jarvis found that Sid. Gregory had been treated to a peculiar kind of quilt. ' What is this ?' he asked, as he examined the co ver ing. ' An eider-down quilt.' ' Great Scott ! what luxury,' said Jarvis as he went to his own bed room. Thera he rang the bell, and when the foot man appeared calmly declar...
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [ORIGINAL AND SELECTED.] [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
ITEMS OP INTEREST. [Original and Selected.] A caustic writer who signs himself ' X ' recently contributed an article entitled 'The Rhetoricians of Ireland' to an English magazine. ' There is (he says) common-sense in Ireland, bub it almost never gets a chance.' Agdin : ' The rhetoricians of Ire land eat one another up at such a pace that a de cade suffices for a generation .... Each suc ceeding group rises, talks itself into ascendancy, and culminates either in securing office or in being broken by prison and exile, or on the wheel of public disfavour. Sundry general rules are ob servable, too, in the alternations. A given series of silver-tongued place-hunters will by reaction pro duce a crop ot violent reformers .... It is a story, of talk, practically nothing but talk.' Surely 'X' has made a mistake ! For how. like— ow very like — is our own Assembly to his description of rhetoric-swamped and law-laden Ireland '. Amongst the paseensters by the M.M.S. Poly nesien which arrived in ...
SMALL DEBTS COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
SMALL DEBTS COUET. A Leonard v. J. Harris, goods sold, £3 10s 7Jd» Verdict for amount; claimed, with 5s costs. Patriot Gallagher v. John Tobin, value of e- coat lent, £2 10s. Verdict for amount claimed, to be paid in monthly instalments of £1, and 6s costs. Matthew Innea v. W. Millman, goods sold, £2 8s 4Jd. Mr. Fox (Collins and Fox) for plaintiff. Verdict for amount claimed with Ss coBts, and 2s 6d witness's expenses.
Morpeth Police Court. FRIDAY, FEB. 2. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
Morpeth Police Court. \ Friday, Feb. 2. The Police Magistrate (Mr. J. N. Brooks) occu-' pied the Bench at the Morpeth Police Court yester day. Trespass. — John Frederick Carter, a resident of East Maifcland, pleaded guilty to a charge of being illegally on the premises known as Geary's slaughter, house, situate about two miles from Morpeth. It appeared from the evidence that Geary lost sucking pias, tallow, and other nrorjertv from his slauehcer yard. On Thursday night his son James stayed on the premises to watch. Getting tired of waiting he went towards the hide-house, when three men ran away. He called out, but as they did not stop he fired a gun at long range, some of the shoe taking effect on the prisoner, whom he caught and marched to the lock-up in the town. The poliee gave Carter a bad character. Mr. Fox (Collins and Fox) appeared for the prosecution. Defendant was sentenced to fourteen days' gaol. Breaches op the Public Instruction Act. — Michael Seymour was charged on the ...
Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for February. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for ? February. KiTcnEN Garden : Celery must be earthed up na required, ?nd more may be planted out for a succession. Continue to JOW peas, beans, beet, turnips, broccoli, &c, and plant out whatever may be left in the seed bedB. Carefully attend to cucumber plant8, watering well in dry weather.— Flower Garden : Thin out dahlia buds. Plant out perennial and biennial (lowering plants, such as stock3, sweet-williams, &c, in oiondy daya, and give them water. Keep all beds and borders free from weeds ; remove all decayed bloom.— Orcuard and Fruit Garden: Attend to all fruit trees, removing all ripe fruit. Clear arape vines from all useless shoots and tendrils, see that all the blanches are exposed to tUe gun and air — iTrELD 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, SATUKDAY, FEBRTJAEY 3, 1894.
WEEKLY CALENDAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
WEEKLY CALENDAR. ? ? ' ~, Z High Water at Sun Sun 'a «S Newcastle. Rises. Sets. §- ? g Morn. Even. ? h. m. n. m. ? h. m. h. ac February. 8 Sat. 5.27 7.1 27 6.28 G . 58 ? 4 Sun. 5 . 28 7 . 0 28 7 . 19 7 . 42 fl Mon. 5.29 7. 0 29 8. 3 8.23 6 Tues. 5 29 6 . 59 0 8 . 42 9 . . 1 ? 7 Wed. C . 30 6 . 53 1 ? 9 . 18 9 . 85 8 Thurs. 5 31 6.57 2 9 . 51 10 . 7 ? 9 Fri. , 5 32 6 ? SG 3 10 . 23 10 . 39 CHANGES OF THE MOON. . Last Quarter. Monday. January 29, 2U. 5Gm. a.m. New Moon, Tuesday, February G, 7h. 50m. a.m. First Quarter, Tuesday. February 13, 8h. 48m. p.m. Full Moon, Tuesday, February 20, 12h. 21m. p.m.
LAMBTON. Saturday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
LAMSTON. (-By Telegraph from our Newcastle Correspondent) Saturday afternoon. This afternoon the Hon. F. B. Suttor, Minister o£ Education, arrived at Adamstown station at 12.30, accompanied by Messrs. Melville, Walker, and Edden, M's.L.A. The gentleman came to lay the foundation stone of the Lnmbt.on Mechanics' Institute, and was received at the station by Mr. T. Croudaoe, J.P., President of the Institute, Alderman W. T. Dent, and Al derman Williams, Vice-Presidents ; Mr. Jame3 Morgan, Secretary ; Mr. G. Buckley, Alderman E. Jones, and Dr. Stupleton. The party was driven to the residence o£ !Mr. Croadace, Lambton heights, to lunch. Amongst the guests were the Hon. Alex. Brown, M.L.C, and Mr. H. J. Brown, President of the Newcastle School of Arts. About 20 sat dowa to lunch en famillc. After laach, the party was driven through the district to Lambton, reaching there about three o'clock, just before the ceremony was about to commence.
West Maitland Borough Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
West Maitland Borough Council. The customary fortnightly meeting of this Council was held in the Council Chamber last evening. There were present— The Mayor (6Ir. H. Crothers), Aldermen Wilkinson, Ros3, Lipscomb, Taylor, Cracknell, Gillies, Dimmock, Young, Ribee, Maher, and Birkeuhead. Minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed. Alderman , Cr&cknell apologised for his absence from last meeting. Correspondence. — The correspondence included letters from the Dp.partment of Justice, Sydney, that the Local Option vote would require to be taken on the date appointed for holding municipal elections; from the Treasury, Sydney, that the municipal half-years end on the night of the 5th February and the 6th August next; from the Lands Department, Sydney, stating that the Under secretary for Finance and Trade had been requested to pay the grant of £70 for the Park to the credit of the Council ; from the Department of Public Works, Sydney, that the line of the new embankment at...
DISTRICT TELEGRAMS. NEWCASTLE. Saturday. THE STOCKTON STRIKE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
DISTRICT TELEGRAMS. [From Our Correspondents.] NEWCASTLE. Saturday. THE STOCKTON STRIKE. A hastily convened public meeting waB held in the Temperance Hall, Stockton, last night, to en deavour to arrange an amicable settlement of the dispute between the Stockton Coal Co. and their miners. The chair was taken by the Mayor, Alderman T. O'Toole. There ' were about 60 persons present. The Chairman, in reviewing the position, explained that most present had Bottlfirl for life in that nlace. He had invited only those of the townspeople connected with the mine, and whose prosperity would be affected by the prosperity of the miners working thereat. It was suggested to him that a committee be appointed to wait upon the manager and miner's representatives with a view of arranging a meeting between them to settle the dispute if poBBible. A committee similarly appointed had dose much good in dealing with a dock labourers strike in London some time ago. The Eev. F. W. James and Dr. Hester spoke i...
THE STOCKTON MINERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
. THE STOCKTON HINEBS. Vieyting the business from the outside, eb we do, we cannot absolve the directorate of the Stockton Colliery from imprudence in endea vouring to reduce the wages of their minerB. ,Their act was a taking advantage of unfore seen circumstances,- to which they had in no wise contributed. The position at the begin ning of the year waB this : the Stockton Coal Company was selling its. product under a con tract to the Melbourne Gas Company at 11b per ton, and that sellingprice was in no danger of reduction till the termination of the con tract. The Coal Company was in no way ex posed, as other colliery proprietors are exposed, to the vicissitudes oi: the market. And till the end of, 1803 it was paying its miners the rate of--4s 2d — the rate, namely, fixed by the old eliding-Bcale. But with the end of the year came abrogation of the agreement between owners and minors ; the selling price of coal in all the collieries but the Stockton was reduced to. 9a oer ton, and ...
BLACKVILLE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 3 February 1894
BLACKVILLE. Saturday. Mr. R. McKillop, an organiser of the Labour League for the Quirindi district, held a meeting on Thursday night, at eight p.m., at Mr. W. H. Taylor's Hotel, Blackville. Mr. J. S. Pengilley was voted to the chair, but declined the honour. not through any discourtesy to Mr. McKillop, but for various reasons of his own. Mr. McKillop spoke for upwards of an hour on the following six planks of the Labour Platform, viz., land value taxation, local government, abolition of the Upper House, National Bank, the income tax, and the eight hours' system. He also gave good views on different other matters which were interesting to the public. We think if Mr. McKillop'a party does what he says they intend doing in the forth coming Parliament they should do good service fco the country. We also think that a Nattonal Bank is a matter that requires attention in the next Parliament. The weather is hot and dry at present. We eould do now with a good fall of rain. - . .