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An Intelligent Animal. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

An Intelligent Animal, The elephant at first elnnce appears to be a dull heavy sort of a fellow, with a mind, if he has such a thing, ab-vut suited to the appreciation of peanuts and nothing more. If we look into the elephant's eye, however, sayB Harper's Young People, we shall see that it is a pretty bright sort of an eye, and more often than not it will be found to twinkle in a manner which indicates th? possession of an idea or two in side of. that mammoth head. This second 'lance will give us a more correct understanding of the ele phant's intellectual qualities than the first; and as we never judge a man by his clothes, so we should not attempt to estimate the elephant's intelligence by his personal appearance, which is not beautiful. Many a time and oft, as the poet says, the elephant has shown himself to be a creature of very remark able intelligence — quite as intelligent, in fact', as the horse, and semetimes more so than thedullpated witless persons who have had him in cha...

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A Cat in a Sleeping Car. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

A Cat in a Sleeping Car. Another humorous story of a cat has been related by Mr. Jerome K. Jerome. As told in 'To-day,' j the editorial chair of which journal Mr. Jerome ' himself occupies, the narrative reads thus :— ) A very respectable La Crosse gentleman has a cat in his family that knows more than some whole ! families. It i3 one of the inflexible rules of every well-regulated house that the last person up at niehfc shall nut the cat out. and sometimes he has not. If he has not, and it is cold and his legs are not banked.np, he will lie about it and say he haB, but in the morning he will hear from it. If he ia a timid man, he will go skirmishing around the house in h s ascension robe, seeking a cat, and talking left handed, and when he gets into bed he will be colder t.han a string of pickeral caught through the ice. We do not know why it is that women alwayRwant the cat put out of doors any more than we know w^y a man alwayH looks into the mirror the last thing before ho turns...

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By Ear or by Note. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

By Ear or by Note. IVw thing have been more quarrelled about than church music. Often the ill-felling is a purely local affair, but at other times it has involved whole sects. The historian of Windsor, Conn., gives a sadly am using account of the prolonged strife which occurred in tbe former half of the last century oetween two parties in the Congregational churches of New Eng land as to methods of singing. Church music had fallen into a sad state. The Rev. Thomas Walter, of Roxbury, Mass., was one of those who believed a reform necessary. Few congregations, he declared, could sing more than four or five tunes, and those they mutilated almost beyond recognition. The effect, he said, was ' like five hundred tunes scored out at the same time.' He mu3t be exgger ating a little, one cannot help thinking, when he adds that the music dragged so badly that the people 'had to pause twice on one word to get breath.' A Mr. Beal, it appeai'3, had introduced, or was I trying to introduce, a new...

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The National Prize Essays on Agriculture. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

The National Prize Essays on Agriculture. At the Exhibition held last week in Maitland a National prize of £5 was offered for the beat Essay on Agriculture. There were four essays sent in under noms do plume. The late Director of Agri culture. Mr. Henry C. L. Anderson, accepted the position of judge, but as he could not attend the exhibition, the essays were forwarded to him for adjudication. Mr. Anderson's report is just to hand. He says : ' I have assumed that any of these essays, in order to be worthy of a National prize of JE5 for the best essay on agriculture, should be a valuable summary of the methods pursued in any district of the colony. It should be replete with valuable information on the different crops grown, rotations employed, implements used, system of manuring or otherwise improving the ground, feeding of stock, method of cultivation, and many other subjects of interest. In short, it should be -worthy of publication and distribution by the ?Society for educational p...

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STILL IN DOUBT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

STILL IN DOUBT. . | Adorer—' 1 know 1 am poor, but I will insure my life for 20,000Jols. which, at six per cent interest, _ will give you enough to live on com fortably in case anything should happen to me ' Miss Flightie (doubtfully)— 'Do you think it will be enough to support another husband?'

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

MONEY TO LEND, in large or small Bums on approved security. „ , m ARTHUR R. SHAW, Solicitor, 0598 West Maitland. MOMEY TO LEND. A LARGE AMOUNT of MONEY TO LEND, in il. large or small sums, at from 5 per cent., on Town, Station, Dairy, or C. P. Properties. Fixed Deposits bought. D. A. SMALL, 10 Wool Exchange, Macquarie Place, HOG ? Sydney J. T. TBGG, AGENT Australian Mutual Fire Insurance Society. Established 1872. ca A ? £ & „ Ask , ^ § OH eg ' r?1 § Q | 1 1 §1 IHIiM ^ s| !lSllB;jl||| is' r mwm Head Office P'TT and KING STREETS, SYDNEY. Oldest Mutual Fire Office fn Australia. Bonuses. — 20 per cent, paid annually since 1873 ; divided between Shareholders and Policy holders. 15 Days* Grace allowed for payment of Renewal Premiums, a protection afforded by no other Fire Insurance Company. Hon. GEO. THORNTON, M.L.C., Chairman. WALTER CHURCH, Manager. J. T. TEGG, Agent, Town Hall, 7578 High-street, West Maitland. THE MUTUAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY OF VICTORIA, Ltd. Established 1870. Re...

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Reminiscences of Maitland and the District. 19.—1832. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

Itcmincsccuccs of Maitland audi the District, No. 19.-1853. We should have mentioned in our last 'number, in referring to the Victoria Bridge, that the design provided for two carriage way«, horisemen and vebielf.B being suppoBetl to take the left hand aide going either way, and to prevent mistoka directions aa to the aide to be taken were painted up on the bridge. ISot long after tho opening, one Thomas Foster was nummoned for a breach of the Towns P -!ice Act in taking the wrong side of the bridge, and being convicted was fined 10a and costs For pedestrians there was a footway on either side of the bridgo. A couple of lamps were also provided to light the structure up at night, and the G-overnuieut very generously paid the cost of the first week's lighting. A meeting of the parishioners of St. Mary's Church of England, West Maitland, preaided over by the L''-rd Bishop of Newcastle, was held in the school house on the evening of Monday, the 12th July, for tbe purpose of discussing ...

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Whiffles Sings to a Different Tune. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

Whiffles Sings to a Different Tune. - [ByJMark Antony.]^ Mrs. Whiffles sat in;front of tbe parlour'fire with a cloud of gloom in her face, and a cup of cocoa in her hand. Whiffles was there, too, but only as a supernumerary — such as the cat, or the fire iron, or Buch — and he was warming his -wife's slippers at the ribs of the grate. It was a homely domestic scene, only for the ' cloud' that rested on it, and an outsider happening to get his eyes on it would have been inevitably reminded of that sweet old poem — Tbe happy homes of England, How pleasantly they/stand, And so forth. Little Tommy was now in bed, and the servant j had gone below,' and none were there who could interrupt in any way the mutual confidences of man and wife. Whiffles had' the slippers nicely teasted, and he now approached thejjlady in a humble, deprecatory way and said — ' Martha, my dear, le'mo help'you to put those on your dear, little tootsie wootsies.'J She merely grunted, but shoved out her fat 'eights,...

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POETRY. TO AN ABSENT ONE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

POETRY. TO AN ABSENT ONE. Thero is nn eye tlint glows ntnr With love-light dear ob ever beamed, And bright ob burned the Orient star Upon the Chaidee when he dreamed. But, iar away, X Blpli in vain To live within its light again ; And only now in falsest dreams Its brightness on my spirit beams. There is a lip with nectar dew Ae sweet as fairy fancy Bips ; now many are the souls that woo The smiles that play around those lips! 'Twoulti be a heaven of bliss to press BIy burning lip to thine, nnd bless A lore which bade hose lips to stay And dream the very soul away 1 There is a heart as warm and true As happiest, innocence divine, And pure as morning's offered dew TJjion the frugrant flower shrine. And, oh 1 what would my sad soul give To know what heart did for me live— Kesponding In love's purest tone To mine— forever mine nlone 1 There is n dimpled hand so fair— No iuiivr hand hath ever been ; The daintiest flower outshone there No dearer linnd was ever seen. And 1 could give the ...

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COULDN'T STAND IT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

[couldn't stand it. Coachman— « I 'am going to leave, sir. I ean't stand the missus.' Employer — '-Too strict, is she ?' +1,1? — '^'es' s'r» She keeps forgetting that I can leave any tiir.e, anl bosses me around just as if I was you.' ?? / j;:L. . V

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

SALES BY AUCTION. HINTON HEIGHTS ADJOINING THE PUBLIC PARK AND MOUNT PLEASANT ESTATE, The Residence of J. B. Christian, Esq. SPLENDIDLY SITUATED BUILDING SITES, BEYOND THE REACH OF FLOODS, COMMANDING DELIGHTFUL YlEWS, And Unquestionably the Most Eligible Position In the Locality. FOR AUCTION SALE. THIS DAY, APRIL 28,1894. AT 2.30 P.M. JN. BRUNKER haa received instructions from ? Mr. M. Moore to sell by auction, on the ground, Hinton, This Day (Saturday), the 28th of April, 1894, at 2.30 p.m., 72 LARGE-SIZED BUILDING ALLOTMENTS, as per plan of subdivision, which can be obtained at the office of the auctioneer, High-street, West Maitland. This sale affords a splendid opportunity to resi dents on the low lands to secure building sites free from the Iosb and inconvenience resulting from floods.' The land is adjacent to Morpeth, conse quently within easy reach of railway and steam boat communication. Terms : One-third cash ; the balance at G, 12, and 18 months, with interest at the rate ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. THE COUNTRY PARTY AND THE CENTRAL DIVISION. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. I THE COUNTRY PARTY AND THE CENTRAL DIVISION. . . Sir, — Your leading article in the issue of tbe Mercury of the 18th instant dealing with the action of the Country Party does not do that body justice ; you entirely missapprebend their aims. Its aim is not to peipetaate the evilB of the past by allowing an indiscriminate scramble for the Crownlands, but to assist in such legislation as will pi'event that, as you will see if you will carefully study the manifesto of the party, the first plank of which advocates con centration of settlement. No members of the House have more knowledge of what is required to prevent the evils of the past, and no members will be fouiid more ready to assist any Minister for Lands to remove them as far as the future is concerned. TodotbiB effectually will take the most careful consideration of Parliament for many months, and to attempt to deal with it, inthis practically dead Parliament — would not only be fnti'e, but a crime agains...

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Land Sales. {Gazelle Supplement, March 6.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

Land Sales. (Gazelle Supplement, March 6.) The following 'ots of land will bo offered for sale by public auction at tho undermentioned places at the time, and on the dayB specified at the upso price affixed to each lot respectively. Deposit, 25 per cent. At the Lnnds Office, Maitland, ou Wednes uuy, y. Northumberland : 1 country lot, parish of Pokolbin, situate about 16 tuiles south-westerly from Maitland, and about 3 miles from the village of Pokolbin. Area, 10 acres 0 roods 14 perches. Upset price, £ 2 10 per acre. At the Lands Office, Gosford, on Saturday, May 12. Northumberland ; 113 town lots, parish of Morrisset, situate .in the town of Wyee, with fronttige to Badjewoi, Ifaragi, Jillibi, Wyee, Wallarali, Coolamin, Bungaree, and Pulbah streets, and reserve 14,351. Area, from 33 perches to 1 rood each. TJpset price, from Jg4 10s to X5t per ot. The town or Wyee is 21 miles by rail in a lorth-easterly direction from Gosford. Northumberland : 47 suburban lots, parish of Ctlorrisset...

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WHAT HAPPENED. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

WHAT HAPPENED. Teacher—' What happened whan the man killed the goose that laid the golden ogg P' Dick Hicks — ' His goose was cooked.' THE OTHER OIEL. The Sage — ' In choosing a wife, young man, you must not look for beauty alone.' _ The Youth — ' Of sourse not. It is tho other kind of a girl that one may expect to find alone.' WHAT THBY WBEB. ' I am really at a loss,' said tho young ministor, ' to know why you did not like my last sermon. Didn't you consider my arguments sound P' ' YeB,' she replied; ' exclusively.' The Blackpool Tower is constructed to rosist a wind pressure four timeB greater than that_ of the heaviest storm which has ever occurred in these islands. Philadelphia has 28,000 more girls than boys. The smallest treo in the world is tha dwarf wil low of Great Britain — two inches high. Moro than 400, UOO, 0001b. of soap are used ia England yearly. _ _ A hotel nearly a quarter of a mile long w t» be seen in New York. A church near Pittsburg iB reported to have paid its...

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Pleasantries. HE GOT I IN. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

Pleasantries. He GOT I IN. I It was in the South School the other day that the scholai'3 were asked to writea sentence which should contain the pronoun ' I,' and a small colored pupil perpel rated this : 'My toother made a short-cake. It was so short I didn't get any of it.' A HINT. Mother — 'I can't have that young man staying here so late at night. You must give him a hint of Borne kind.' Daughter (in the evening). — 'I am very much afraid something will happen to you on the streets at night. You must be more careful of yourself, and not be out late. If anything should happen to you, I'd — I'd die ! ' They are engaged now. AN ASTUTE POLICEMAN Chicago Official — ' I have proof that you saw a man on the streets after one o'clock, and neglected to question him.' Policeman — 'No, but I followed him, saw him pnter a house, and five minutes after heard a shrill female voi-e giving him Hail Columbia for being out so late, and so I knew he was a respectable citi zen.' A TENDER-HEARTED GIR...

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Words of Wisdom. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

Words of Wisdom. Pleasure . shortens life:- happiness prolongs it. Take care of your living and your dying will take care of itself. Let your character be as firm as granite and the shafts of your enemies cannot harm it. A noble nature can alone attract the noble, and alone knows how to retain them. It is mind, after all. which does tho wnrlr nf tlio 1 world, so that the more there is of mind the more will be nccomplishfld. A man in proportion as he is intelligent makes a given force accomplish a greater tusk, makes skill tBke tho place of muscles, and and with leas labour gives a better product. Our ideal can never be too high for us to look up to and approach ; but to expnefc to reach it at a single leap, and to abandon itbecausi' we do not, is worse than folly— it is the death of all moral pro gress. The oarnestnesB of life is only the passport to the satisfaction of life. The day oE payment is alway nearer the day of; promise than it seems. The main difference between won, insig...

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OUR PUZZLES. SOLUTIONS RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

oun PUZZLES. SOLUTIONS RECEIVED. Following are answers to the puzzles given on April 14 : 1. B ALE MEANT LINCOLN BLACKPOOL HAPPENS STOOL POT L 2. THE OLD, OLD TALES, ? They spread out their wings untiring, And never rest in their flight, Till they come where your sad, sad heart is, And sing to you in the night. 3. Salmon, trout, eel, tench. 4. FROM K A G E OGEE MEET 5. Telephone. 6. E-lkanah U-r E-hoda O-bed C-ornelius ifi-UZ Y-oke . ' D-eborah O-g , N-icodemus. Answers are to hand from the following ' The White Mice,' Havilah, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, G, and they also answer 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, of April 7 ; A. Geddes, WariaUa, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 j Willie Geddes, Warialda, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, G ; Violet L. Lavis, Morpeth, 2, 3, 4 (glad to have you as a correspondent) ; Evelyn Wylie. Muswellbrook, 2. Evelyn Wylie is informed that we shall be glad to have and read anything that she may send, and ' shall publish it if it bo suitable. TUZZLES FOE SOLUTION. Answers must be in hand by the afternoon of Thursday...

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THE IRWINS AND THEIR HOUSE. In SIX CHAPTERS.—CHAPTER I. LEAVING HOME. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

The Irwiks and their House. In Six Chapters, — Chapter I. leaving home. Cherryeroft had belonged to the Irwins for three generations. The street where it stood was cool and shaded in summer, and its wide verandahs offered delightful resting-places. For winter, the interior had large, old-fashioned fireplaces, whose genial blaze put the north wind to rout. Cherryeroft was white and square, and covered a larger piece of ground than any other home in Dayville. In front of the main door, within a somewhat narrow lawn, two noble elms rose like sentinels. At the rear was the garden', flecked with cherry-trees, where Peggy Irwin dug and planted and weeded as long as flowers could be kept alive. HVr brother Steve said that the bouse would be saleable because it was so attractive in appearance. He talked about its good points in a business-like manner, that he felt proper to his important posi tion as head of the household since his parents' death. His three sisters listened to his words wit...

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On the Road to Wyalong. (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 28 April 1894

On tlie Road to Wyalong. (Continued.) Following are further extracts from letters written by a Maitland resident, describing his trip to Wyalong, &ci : With ' bluey' strapped on to my back, I com' menced my big walk along a good, level, but not yet formed road, seemingly, all the way through com posed of chocolate-coloured soil, worn by the heavy grind of traffic into a six inch deep red dust exceedingly penetrating. This roid runs due north for about twenty-three miles through some splendid runs and selections, and is fenced most part of the way. Hero and there graze ilocko of fine and well-fleeced sheep in paddocks of 1 unlimited extent, verdured with grass twelve inches high. Going south the country ia a striking con trast! it is nearly devoid of grass, and is heavily timbered, but is all recoverable for agricultural purposes. This road from Temora to Barmedman reminds me of those uncompromising old Roman roads through some parts of the English midlands, wearisome in its ...

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