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West Maitland Police Court. THURSDAY, JANUARY 4. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
West Maitland Police Court. THURSDAY, JANUARY 4. The bench at the West Maitland Police Court this morning was occupied by Messrs. J. N. Brooks, P.M., H. Crothers, S. S. Moore, Alex. Wilkinson, M. Murray, J. Gillies, and George Buxton, J's.P. When the Police Magistrate had taken his seat, Mr. R. W. Thompson on behalf of the legal profession, said he desired to welcome Mr. Brooks on his resuming duty as Police Magis trate, and to congratulate him on having so far recovered his sight as justify him and his friends in believing that in all human probability it would he spared to him for many years. The members of the profession were glad to hear that he had thus received a New Year's Gift which would be an inestimable blessing to him ; and he hoped that Mr. Brooks would be long spared to adminiater justice tempered with mercy, as he had done for many years back. Mr. Brooks thanked Mr. Thompson for his welcome and the kind treatment he had always received at the hands of the pro fession,...
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. SYDNEY. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
I ATFOT SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. [By Telegraph prom the Press Telegraph Association.] SYDNEY. Fridftv. The tone of business was dull this morning. Following were quotations :— Barley, Cape 2s lid . flour, quiet, Roller sold at £8 15s upwards, city millers quote £8 12b 6d to £8 15s ; wheat, new milling 3s 2d toSs 3d; chick wheat, 3a 2d; bran, 7d; pollard, 8£d; maize — prime very scarce, worth 3a 7d, medium 3s 8d to 3s 5d; oata, firmer, prime bright feed 2s 6d to 2s 7d : chaff, verv eearnfi. honf. £3 15a to £4 5s, other sorts from £3 ; lucerne hay scarce, Hunter River inferior £1 Is to £2 5s, prime £2 10a to £3 ; hay, local oaten bundles, £3 to £3 10s ; onions, sellers are asking 9s ; there are bigger stocks on hand. Potatoes steady — Clarence River prime £5, Hunter River £3 10s to £3 15s, Warrnambool £4 10s, Victorian Early Rose £4,; straw, firmer — local bundled £2, derrick pressed £2 5s. Butter iB eold at the same price as yesterday, but is some what duller owing to big supplies; creamer...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
Ballington Booth, the commander of the Salva tion Army of America, plans to establish several ' Shelter farms' before long near New York city. Upon these farms social outcasts are colonized, and there ' shelter work' is provided for them. Sev eral of them are in successful operation near English and Enropean cities. A Sunday school teacher was trying to impress upon his pupils the care of the Deity tor all living things, great or small, and getting to the perora tion of his address he said : ' The Lord who made the mountain made the little blade of grass. The Lord who made the ocean made the pebble on the shore. The Lord who made me made a daisy.' And then he wondered why the class burst into laughter. The Cossacks and Circassians of the Russian army are mainly Mohammedans and consequently strict teetotalers.
LATEST BANKRUPTCY. THURSDAY, JANUARY 4. VOLUNTARY SEQUESTRATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
LATEST BANKRUPTCY. Thursday, January 4. voluntary sequestrations. TanoB Milin and Shahin Shami, of Orange. Mr. L. T. Lloyd, official assignee. Arthur Ormonde Butler, of Woniora-road, Hurst ville, clerk in the Civil Service. Mr. E. M. Stephen, official assignee. Patrick John Kennedy, of Gidgea Camp, near Bourke. Mr. L. T. Lloyd, official assignee. Austin Louis Marshall, of Smithtown, labourer. Mr. A. Morris, official assignee. Thomas Edward Tasker, of 459, King-street, Newtown, greengrocar. Mr. L. T. Lloyd, official assignee.
Payment by Joke in Lieu of Fee. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
Payment by Joke in Lieu of Fee. In the course of my academic career at Oxford — now nearly forty years ago— I became acquainted with a Mr. Quicke, a well-known dentist, practising in St. Aldate's Street. He had a keen appreciation of humour, and although possessing a somewhat serious-looking countenance, dearly loved a joke. Having occasion to call upon him one day, he, in the course of conversation, told me of a lively patient who had secently paid him a visit with a view of beneawfng by his (the dentist's) profes sional skill. ' What college did he belong to ?' was my inno cent inquiry. ' He had finished his curriculum of studies, and needed no further polishing at Oxford,' was the laconic reply of the dentist. ' The patient I am alluding to hailed from the Emerald Isle,' con tinued Mr. Quicke. ' He entered my consul ting- 'room, hat in hand, with : — ' The top 0' the morning to ye, sor, an' I got a bad tooth, an' no comfort can I get short of a bottle of brandy, an' I've got one ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
An Armstrong Gun in the British navy hurls a solid shot a distance of twelve miles, the highest point in the are described by the shot being 17,000 feet above the earth's surface. The discharge of the gun can not be heard at the place where the ball strikes. - Louis Wilkins, the Paola (Kan.) giant, hns accepted an offer of 75dols. a week from a Chicago museum manager. He is twenty years old, stands feet 8 iuchea high and. wears a number 21 shoe.
POLICE COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
POLICE COURT. Straying Stock.— Inspector Branch charged several persons with offending against the Municipal bylaws by allowing stock to stray in the streets of the borough. W. G. Welch pleaded guilty to four horses, and was fined 10s with 2s 6d costs; Richard Parr. For on. «„ was fined 2s 6d and 2s 6d costs ; and a case against Frank Sharpe for suffering two head of cattle to wildly roam in William-street was fined 7s 6d with 2s 6d costs. Indecent Language.— Edwin Frazer pleaded guilty to a charge preferred by Senior-Constable Vizzard of having made use of indecent language in the bar of the Mount Vincent Hotel on the 27th December last. Fined 10s, with 10s ex penses of one witness, and 6s 8d court costs, in default seven days. | Drunk and Disorderly.— William Mullen, charged by Senior-constable Vizzard with having been drunk in Water-street, Mount Vincent, on the 23rd and again on the 25th December, pleaded guilty to both charges, and was fined Is in each case, with 4s lOd coats; ...
An Interesting Affiliation Case. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
An Interesting Affiliation Case. At the West Maitland Police Court yesterday, the adjourned case in which John B. Fogarty was charged by Ellen Jane Healy with hav ing deserted his illegitimate child and left it without means of support was again called on before Messrs. Crothers and Wilkinson, J's.P., who were seized with the case. Mr. Waller appeared for complainant, and Mr. Thompson for the defence. Defendant was again placed in the bos, and stated that he had seen Dr. Power one Saturday evening and told him that Mrs. Healy did not want him to call around any more, as she thought complainant would now get along very well, that she was very poor, and the less often he came the less his bill would be; he also asked tho doctor for Mrs. Healy how much his bill would be, and he promised to call around and see her that evening. — Catherine Ann Fogarty, defendant's mother, stated that Mrs. Healy told her in the presence of complainant that Nellie was in trouble through her son, and she c...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. [BY TELEGRAPH.] Friday. NEWCASTLE. ARRRIVALS.—TO-DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. [By Telegraph.] Friday. NEWCASTLE. ARRRIVALS.— To-day. Sophia Ann, Namoi, Lubra, steamers, from Sydney ; Minora, brig, from Sydney. DEPARTURES.— To-Day. Sydney, s., to Sydney. Federal, Agit, s's., to Melbonrne. Gosford, b., for Port Stephens. Culmore, ship, for Valparaiso. Qudrum, barque, for TalTals. Weather dull, like rain. SYDNEY. ARRIVALS- January 4. Allowrie, s., 507 tons, Captain G. Walker, from Eden, via ports. : Oakland, s., 398 tone, Captain B. Alley, from Richmond River. Rockton, s., 1992 tons, Captain Dan Calder, from Noumea, 22nd December. Kallatina, s., 680 tons, Captain W. Evans, from Clarence River. Oonah, s., 1695 tons, Captain W. J. Feather stone, from Hobart, 2nd January. Elingamite, s, 25T5 tons, Captain P. W. Bull, from Newcastle, en route to Melbourne. Kingsley, s, 100 tonB, Captain Hunt, from Cape Hawke. Illawarra, s, 522 tons, Captain J. Garde, from South Coaat ports. Karaweera, s., 1477 tonB, Captain W. JB. Blown, from Port Adelaide 31s...
SMALL DEBTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
SMALL DEBTS. George Latter v. John Eayfield, board and lodging, £4 12s 6d. Summons not served. Fresh summons to issue. Mrs. C McGinley t. D. Lavendar, goods sold, £4 Us 9d. Defendant did not appear. Verdict for amount claimed with 5s costs. G. E. Eedman v. R. Sulzberger, board and lodg ing, £9 9e. Mr. F. Murphy, for plaintiff, applied for a fresh summons in this case, which was granted.
On a Rational Training of Juvenile Minds. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
On a Eational Training of Juvenile Minds. [By Fkithiof.] Perhaps there is no social problem the satisfactory solution of which is of a more vital importance to the normal progress of our race than the practical training of the minds as well as bodies of the growing generation. Albeit in this century, great Btrides have been taken towards the accomplishment and improve ment of educational systems, for a thorough and practical training of the growing masses in most civilized countries, — still there remains obviously much to be done in the way of promoting universal, practical (above all), and also theoretical training, before the multitudes shall be suitably prepared for such fundamental social reforms as hitherto, by many, have been stigmatized as Utopian dreams. It is true that the present inequitable distribu tion of 'labour and its reward, — and also the rapid increase in population, and consequent augmentation of labour and keenness of competition, raise formidable obstacles to ...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
LOCAL HEWS. Thh Hallewell Party's Concert. — A fashion able audience assembled in the Town Hall, West Maitland, last evening, to enjoy the concert given by the Hallewell Concert Party. Both the East Maitland Liedertafel and the Philharmonic Society were well in evidence. As was anticipated, the concert proved a great treat. The programme opened with the glee, 'Awake, iEolian Lyro,' Danbv, suns by the company without inatrumental accompaniment. The harmonious blending of the voices and the careful maintenance of the parts were such that the rendering had all the effect of an instrumental performance, with the feeling added which only the human voice can give._ The tenor o£ the combination, Mr. Barrett, sang himself into acceptabloness by his presentation of Robertson's ?' Because I love her so,' and was heartily recalled. ?Hia number in the second part was ' Believe me if all those endearing young charms,' but he ?substituted 'The Minstrel Boy,' which was a fine rendering, suiting hi...
A Page from the History of the Indlan Mutiny. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
A Page from the History of the Indian Mutiny. ' When joined to Brigadier Rowcroft's Field Force, the Bengal Yeomanry were the heroes of a sensa tional incident which threatened to end in their annihilation. The rebels had been defeated in a slight engagement, and were falling back, when suddenly afc some distance on the right appeared an 18-pounder with a small escort of Sepoys. One only of the two squadrons of the Teomanrv ? 122 sabres — was deemed sufficient to deal with the menace ; and after undergoing one or two dis charges the squadron was close on the gun. Tefc the mutineers, with muskets levelled from the shoulder, stand like posts— a few strides more, and bayonet and sabre would have crossed each other — when, lo, in an instanfc, up sprang hundreds of Sepoys on every side, a3 if out of the very ground itself. They had been crouching, in fact, like tigers, prepared to spring from behind the village and the thin line of their front ranks, by which we were decoyed. Ifc was now...
NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
NEWCASTLE. The inquest in connection with the recent tragedy ? at Young Wallsend was held yesterday. Mr. Cronin represented Mrs. Hyde, and Sub-Inspector Saunders appeared for the police. Mainly the evidence consisted of that of the police and medical man, whilst Mrs. Hyde gave her version of the tragic occurrence. The evidence was a repetition of that which has already been reported. The verdict of tho jury was ' that Mrs. Hyde fired the shot in self-defence.' The woman was brought before the Wallsend Bench, and Sub-Inspector Saunders then applied for her release from custody, which was granted, and the woman is now free. There is no doubt the conclusion of the case is popular. All who have known the deceased speak in terms similar to those of ' serve him right.' The work at the pita for the past fortnight was iu some instances an improvement on the fortnight previous. Five of them worked full time, which, was 9 days owing to Christmas intervening. At the recent meeting of the Labou...
THE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
THE DAY. JAWOAIW 5.— Twelfth Day Eve. St. Simeon Stylltes, 459 ; St. Telesponis, eeventh Binliop of Rome, 128 ; St. Syndetica (fourth century ?) virgin. Born.— Dr. Benjamin Hush. 17M, Philadelphia; Thomas JPririRle, traveller and poet, 178f-. Died —Edward the CoDlep:or,10GS, Westminster: Cntlmrinede Kcdici. (Jueen of France, 1589 ; .TnineB Merrick. 170!), Heading ; John Howie, nutborof 'Jlic t-cot.* worthies, 1793; Isaac Keed, commentator on ShokeBprare, 1807 ; Marshal KarletBky, 180S. Events. — Attempted assassination of Louis XV., 17*7. weekly' calendar. ? '~ ^'TlliKlT Water at Sun Son ~& «J ' Newcastle. Rises. Sets. l§-— - ? 1 ? jg | Morn. I Even. ? II, M. H. M. , H. M. XI. M. January., fi Fri. 4.58 7.14 28 G.54 7.19 C Sat. i . 08 7 . 14 20 7 . 41 8.3 . 7 Sun. 4 . 59 7 . 14 0 8 . 24 8 . 44 8 Hon. 5.0 7 . 14 1 9.4 9 . 24 9 Tues. r, . 1 7 . 14 2 9 . 42 9 . 59 10 'Wed. 5 2 7 . 13 8 10 . 17 10 . 33 f ? 11 Tliura. 15 3 7 ? 13 4 10 . SO 11 ? 7 CirANOES of TnE Moon. Last Quarter...
GRETA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
GRETA. Obituary. — Mr. Jesse Hawkins, sen., an old and respected resident of this place, passed away to bia Test at 6 o'clock on Wednesday evening. Mr. Hawkins had passed the alloted span of man's years, he being turned 73 when he died and, truth to say, there have been few in this town who have been so deservedly respected as the old resident; just gone. He has reared a most respectable family here, and his sons, like himself, follow the occupation of carters, and are liked and respected. Tha deceased had been ailing for over two years, but it was only on the first day of this year that the final dread summons came in the form of a paralytic stroke, and- since that time he has continued to sink, no amount of care serving to retard the end. He had a peaceful and happy death. The funeral took place to Lochinvar on Thursday and was largely attended; we counted 17 vehicles and 12 horsemen, but very many more would, no doubt, join en route. In the death of this old resident, another of ...
Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for January. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for January. Kitchen Garden : Continue to bow for succession pen?. Deans, turnip?, carrots, lettuce, par nips, rndif h, parsley, and all herbs, cauliUowers, broccoli, &o. Transplant leeks and celery. Full up forward crops of keeping onions, and stop shoots of pumpkins, vegetable marrow, oucumbera, &c. Water plants that have lately been put out, seid beds, and young seedlings.— Ploweii Gatiden- : Nothin' spoils the appearance of a garden BO much as weeds and dead leaves: these should be removed as they appear. 'Water should not be spared, care being taken to -u- 80 only after the sun Iia3 gone down. Trim and regulate plants. Dnhlias may be planted. Stake and carefully tie up Buou as require it. Shade delicate plants from the scorching midday sun.— Orchard and Fruit Garden : Bud fruit trees, roses, and choice shrubs Carefully attend to vines, keeping them free from v«ed9 and insects. Gather ripe fruit, Thin what ia superiluoiis. Bir...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 5 January 1894
LIST OF PKKSONS AUTHORISED TO Sell the ' Maitland Mercury. SINGLE COPIES ALWAYS :,BE PURCH&SlgfB FB0M THE UNDERMENTIONED PERSONS :—? West ffiaifland. Messrs. R. BLA.TR & SONS, Bookseller High- street Mr. W. G. LIPSCOMB, Bookseller, High street Mr. EDWARD BLAIR, Book«ell«, High-street Mr. THOS. DIMMOCK, Printer Hlgh-stree* Mr. W. T. P0ULT0N, Bookseller, High-stroeft Mr. J. GRACE, Louth Park Koad Mr. A. D. M'DONALD, Tobacconist, High-street MR. GEO. BDXTON, Tobacconist., etc., High-street 4nd from BOYS IN THE STREETf1 East Maitland. Mr. DAVID LEY, Chemist And from BOYS IN THE STREETS. Buchanan. Mra. THOS. AVISON, Storekeeper Morpeth. Mr. J. P. BUTLER. Hinton. . ' MR. A. SEARLES, Saddler. , ^ Paterson. Mr. J. HAG-AN, Auctioneer Wallsend. ~ ' , Mr. THOS. M'ORAE. Hexham. MISS WATSON', PoBtmisfereBB. ~ , , Lambton. - Mr. THOS. GRIERSON, Elder-atreel Nllnml. Mr. GEORGE HOGG. Newcastle. Mr. H. ASSER, Statlonsr. ' Mr. R. LANGER, News Agent. Copeland. . Mr. EDWARD LAMBE, Newa ...