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MORPETH. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 February 1894
MORPETH. Considerable interest waa manifested in the polling for aldermen to-day, the result of the voting being : — C. F. Wakely ? 100 M. Murphy ? 69 J. Handsbaw ? 61 E. Kebblewhite ? 57 J. G. White ? 65 W. Brooks ? 46 J. Eastwood ? 17 W. Tulloch ? 9 The first three are elected. For auditors the result was the election of B. Sim and R. Harding.
EAST MAITLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 February 1894
EAST MAITLAND. A good deal of interest was taken in the muni cipal election at Bast Maitland, the various candi dates and their friends -working pretty hard to secure election. The unfavourable weather, and the fact that a great number of people had not paid their rates waa responsibe for the lightness of the polling, which was not nearly so heavy as last year. At ten minutes past four o'clock, the Returning-Officer (Mr. J. Cunningham) in the presence of about 80 persons announced the state of the pall as follows : — Dr. S. A. Alcorn ? 287 Mr. G. T. Chambers ? 266 Mr. John Ewing ? 238 Mr. Henry Bailey ? 187 Informal ? 3 .. The first three are elected. The plumpers were — Bailey 110, Alcorn 3, Chambers 3, Ewing 1. The Local Option vote resulted aa follows : — Division A— Yea, 8 ; No, 40. Division B— Yes, 14 ; No, 34. Informal, 4. The official declaration of the poll will be made at the Mechanics' Institute to-morrow (Saturday) evening.
An English Christmas of Sunshine and Flowers. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 February 1894
An English Christmas of Sunshine and Flowers. The Home News says : — The weather at Dover and on that part of the coast was of such an extra ordinary character on Christmas Day and the Tues day following as to be unlike anything in the memory of the oldest inhabitant at this season of ' the year. The sun shone with groat brilliancy and warmth, the thermometer registering 60 degrees* The scene both at sea and on the shore was like that on a midsummer day. The influence of the gemial weather haa had a very marked effect upon the trees and bushes, which are re-budding, and primroseB and violets are bursting into blossom generally. The Christmas of 1893 ought to be long remembered as the Christmas of flowers. Owing to the prolonged mild weather the quantity of* flowers in the market was altogether phenomenal, while in the country many of the gardens were thick with chrysanthemums still in bloom. Going down the river on Christmas Eve one needed no overcoat, and the huge bunches of mistle...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 February 1894
LOCAL NEWS. Special Holiday FABEs.-From the Railway department we learn that the cheap railway fares were not applicable to Gpsford, Woy Woy, or Hawkesbury River on Anniversary Day. But in ?oonsequence of repreBentationa made by Mr. J. Gillies, M.L.A., to the proper authorities it is probable that during the forthcoming Easter holidays the cheap rates of Id and 2d per mile n ? ii_. ? i. ? :n,,,noir roill Vir mnrtG to aDDlV to the ?watering places named above. Removal to Q«miNDi.-Hr. A. H. Nicholls, who for the past ten years haa been connected wit 1 the operating staff of the 'West Maitland Telegraph Office, has, owing to illness in his family, ex changed duties with Mr. K. Hardcastle, of Quinndi, for a period of twelve months. Previous to his de parture yesterday, Mr. Nicholls waB the recipient of a valuable present from the members 01 the staff. Mr. Clay (Telegraph Master), in making the presentation, said they all regretted the sad circumstances which, necessitated Mr. Nicholls ?...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 February 1894
MARRIAGE. &nbsp; &nbsp; FALKINER— BLAIR.-January 31st, at the Wesleyan Church, West Maitland, by the Rev J. E. Carruthers, John eldest son of Robert Falkiner, of Brisbane, to Mia, &nbsp; youngest daughter of the late Robert Blair, of West Maitland. 419 &nbsp; DEATHS DOYLE.— Died, at Belford, on the Stli February, 1S94, of coDeeation of the brain and membranes, Michael II. J.. dearly beloved son of T. A. and M, E. Doyle; aged 1 11 months 2 weeks. 417
MELBOURNE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 February 1894
MELBOURNE. Saturday. A warrant is issued for the arrest of Ernest Smith, Secretary of the Free Gardeners Lodge, Brunswick, charging him with embezzling the funds of the Society. It is probable Mr. Speight will proceed to trial upon the issues in the action againBt the Ago which have not yet been decided. It is expected the case will-come off in April.
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. SYDHEY. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 February 1894
JbilifjiH [Froh the Press Telegraph Association.] SYDHEY. Saturday. Laat night Detectives Roche and Goulder made an important arrest at Newtown. Information having been received from Melbourne that a man Edward Willan had been taken down for five hundred pounds bv means of the confidence trick dodge, and that there was reason to believe that at least one of the offenders was in Sydney, the officers named for some time have been on the watch for William, Hudson, or Page. When the omcerB saw their man Roche said, 'Hallo, Hudson, we want you for that five hundred confidence trick.' Prisoner replied, 'Don't lock me up for that; it vill do no good ; give me a chance.' On the way to the station prisoner said, ' What are you going to charge me with ?' Roche answered,^ ' For the five hundred pound confidence robbery.'' Hudson said, 'Don't charge me with that; put something else against me.' At the Central to-day he was remanded to Melbourne. A sensational suicide occurred at Rozelle Bay ear...
LATEST CABLEGRAMS. London, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 February 1894
LATEST CABLEGRAMS. [From the Press Telegraph Association^ London, Friday. A plot, having for its purpose the murder of General Peixoto, Preaident of the Republic of Brazil, has been discovered, but the conspiracy was brought to light before the actual attempt was made. A number of arrests have been effected. Several arrested men were shot. It is officially reported that sixty French soldiers and nine officers have been massacred near Timbuctoo. The natives surprised the camp while all the French were asleep. The French made a show of resistance, but were overpowered. The massacre was prompted by revenge. Another report states that two hundred and sixty-on6 men were put to death. The Right Hon. H. Campbell-Bannerman, Secretary of War, speaking on Mr. Joseph Cham berlain's proposal for the formation of a National Party, says that it is impracticable, and was merely originated in spite. The Crown Advocate of Malta, replying to a case put before the Privy Council, in regard to mixed mar...
LATE SPORTING NEWS. [FROM THE PRESS TELEGRAPH ASSOCIATION.] CANTERBURY PARK RAGES. Sydney, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 February 1894
LATE SPQRTIiG NEWS. [Prom the] Press Telegraph Association.] CANTERBURY PARK RACES. Sydney. Saturday. There was a good attendance at the above laces to-day. Weather fine. Following are results : — Hurdle Race ; 2 miles. Mark Twain, 9st 91b ? 1 Irrara, 9st 51b ? 2 Coghill, 9st 31b ? 3 Seven started. Betting t Evens v. Martinet, 2 to 1 v. Broker, 4 to 1 v. Irrara, 6 to 1 v. Mark Twain. Irrara and Martinet cut out the running for a mile and a-half. Then Mark Twain went to the front, and won easily by two lengths. The favonte finished ten lengths last. Time, 3 min. 55 seconds. Flying Handicap; 6 furlongs. All Sorts, 9st 101b ? 1 Buccleuch, 8st 5lb ? 2 Ophir, 8st ? . ? 3 Fifteen horses started. Betting: 2 to It. All Sorts, 5 to 1 v. Ophir, 6 to 1 v. Merry Belle, 7 to 1 v. Calliope. Buccleuch led for the first four fnr longs, when All Sorts ran to the front, and won by three lengths, easily. Buccleuch and Ophir made a splendid finish tor second place. Time, lmin. 16£secs. Park Stakes; 6 f...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. NEWCASTLE. (By telegraph from our Correspondent.) ARRIVALS.—This Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 February 1894
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. NEWCASTLE. (By telegraph from our Correspondent.) ARRIVALS.— This Day. Oakland, steamer, from Sydney. Sydney, steamer, from Sydney. Macleny, steamer, from Sydney. Srixonia, steamer, from Syduty. Timaru, steamer, Irom Sydney Karuah, steamer, Irom Sydney. Federal, steamer, iroai Melbourne. Advanoe, stenmer. from Sydney. Rook Lily, cutter, from Sydney. Duckenfield, steamer, from Melbourne. DKPARTUUKS.— This Day. Namol, stenmer, for Sydney. Waihora, steamer, for Sydney. , - Alice, steamer, for Sydnsy. Active, ketch, for Cape Uawke. Blinorn, brig, for Sydney. I -i Karuab, steamer, for Byron Bay. - --. ' Lymon D. Foster, schooner, lor Honolulu. Southern Cross, steamer, for Bombay, via Sydney ' * Timaru, steamer, for Sydney. ' ? ? ' - SYDNEY, ARRIVALS— Yustehdat. South Australian, a., 71G tons, Captain Jumea Usslier, irom Queensland ports. Taiyuan, s , 22C9 tons. Captain D. Tilburn, from Honpkong 17th January, Port Darwin 27th January, Thursday Island 30tn January, O...
Baily Weather Report. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 February 1894
Daily Weather Eeport. The following meteorological and weather information was received at the West Maitland telegraph station to-day :— Armidale— Calm, fine Aberdeen— Colm, dull Branxton— Calm, fine Bourke— N.E.. fine Boggabri— Calm, fine Barraba— Calm, cloudy, fine, river low Bingara— East, cloudy, line, hot, river lit. 9in. falling ' Brewnrrina — Calm, fine Cassilis-Calm,. fine Coolah— Calm, fine v Coonabarabran— N.E., fine ? 5 Coonamble— N.E , fine Clarence Town — Calm, cloudy ; lfil points ' Denman— Calm, dull ; 7 points Dungog— Calm, oloudyj 77 points Greta— Calm, dull Glen Innes— Calm, fine, warm ; 40 points Goodooga— East, fine Gunnedah— Calm, fine Gundy— Calm, dull; 21 pointa Jerry'a Plains— Calm, cloudy ; 3 points ' Merriwa— Calm, dull Muswellbrook— Calm, dull Murrurundi— Calm, fine ; 11 points Moonan Brook— Calm, fine Morpeth— Calm, fine; 73 pointa ' Millie— N.E., fine Sloree— N.N.E.,fine Manilla— N.W., clear, fine; river low Mogil Mogil— Calm, fine Mungindi— N E., fine N...
Probable Weather. FORECAST ISSUED YESTERDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 February 1894
Probable Weather. FORECAST ISSUED YESTERDAY. Victoria. — Moderately fine bat cloudy and S.E. winds ; unsettled and becoming showery in eastern parts of colony. — R. L. J. Ellery. South Australia.— Fine, gradually getting warmer inland, cool over S. coastal districts, with some clouds ; S.E. to southerly winds.— C. Todd. Mr. Wragge's forecast for New South Wales yesterday was as follows : — Further rain along aea board ; rain in connection with local disturbances developing in the northern and north-western dis tricts in connection with monsoonal disturbances ; fine, with some clouds along the southern border, but further showers expected there before Monday ; winds from between south-south-weBt and sonth east south from Port Macquarie, variable elsewhere, although south-east currents expected to prevail in the west ; sea moderate. The disturbance which again threatened the north-eastern coast line is decreasing in energy, so that for the present there is no reason for anxiety.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 February 1894
LTST OF PERSONS AUTHORISED TO Sell the ' Maitlaud mercury. SINGLE COPIE8 CAN FB0M THE UNDERMENTIONED PERSONS 5— .'Host SSaltland. Messrs, R. BLAIR Se SONS, Bookaelleu Hlgh-3treet Mr. W. G. LIPSCONtB, Bookseller, Higb - street Mr. EDWAED BLAIR, Bookseller, High-Btreet ? Mr. THOS. DIMMOGK, Printer Hlgh-street Mi. W. T. POULTON, Bookseller, High-street Mr. J. GRACE, Louth Park Road Mr. A. D. M'DONALD, Tobacconist, High-street ME. GEO. BDXTON, Tbbacconiut, etc., High-street And from BOYS IN THE STREETS' East Rflaitland. Mr. DAVID LEY, Chemist And from BOYS IN THE STREETS. Buchanan. Mrs. THOS. AV1S0N, Storekeeper SWorpolh. Mr. J. P. BUTLEE. Hinfon. ME. A. SEAELES, Saddler. Paterson. . Mr. J. HAG- AN, Auctioneer Waflsond. Mr. THOS. M'ORAE. Haxham. * MISS WATSON, PostmiafcreBB. Lambton. Mr. THOS. GRISRSON, Eldor-Btreat. HIinml. Mr. GEORGE HOGG. Newcastle. Mr. H. ASSER, Stationer. Mr. R. LANG13R, News Agent. . Copeland. - - Mr. EDWARD LAMBS, Newa Agent. , Lochlnvar. Mr. OHAS. READ, Storekee...
Anecdote of David Crockett. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 February 1894
Anecdote of David Crockett. The following is old, and we recollect seeing it in print years agone,. but it will bear re- writing and printing over again :— David Crockett, while at Washington, visiting a menagerie which opened there for exhibition, arid stopping before the cage of a huge baboon, ex—, claimed, after gazing a while upon the grotesque quadrumana : ' Bless me ! That fellow looks exactly like Tom ? , of Alabama,' naming an honourable member of Congress from that State, then on duty in 'Washington. ' Sir !'' sounded an indignant voice at his elbow. Davy turner!1 and beheld, with a lady upon either arm, the very member whom he had likened to the baboon. 'Really, sir,' said Crockett. 'I had no idea that you were so near. Had I known it, I shouldn't have spoken as I did.' The honorable member was irate, and in language slightly tinctured with threatening demanded an apology. ' Oh, certainly,' replied David, good-naturedly. ' I am ready to apologise. Yes, yes— but'— and he lo...
CRICKET. AT [?]A TEAM v. PEARL A TEAM. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 February 1894
[?] as nama a TE^ara m. PEARL & TEAE3 A match between the above teams was commenced on the Albion Ground on Saturday last, lne Albions by good play succeeded in putting together the splendid score of 288 runs be fore the last wicket fell. The game was re sumed on the Albion wound tms aicemuuu. The wicket was in fairly good order, and a considerable amount of interest was mani fested in the game by a large number ot spectators, which included many of the fair sex. G. CoBstick and A. Kerrigan were the first to go to the wickets, but the former was soon disposed of, being clean bowled by Giles for 7. Hy. Tegg played a lively innings for 26, while D. Pryor fave a nice exhibition of cricket during his compilation of 25. W. Moore was cleaned bowled by Sep. Cummins for 2. Matters looked anything but promising for the Pearls, until J. Moore and A. Rutherford went to the creases. Both these batsmen were playing splendidly when we went topreas, at wbich time the scores stood aa follow...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 February 1894
SHIPPING. THE NEWCASTLE and HUNTER RIVER STEAMSHIP CO. (Limited.)— The Company's First class PASSENGER STEAMERS NIGHTLY tfSuNDAT excepted) FROM SYDNEY at 11, and FROM NEWCASTLE at 11.30. Cargo forwarded to and from Morpeth and Sydney daily. Berths can be secured by letter, or telegram, to the Traffic Manager, Newcastle Office. .J§ 8 F. J. THOMAS, Manager. RELIGIOUS. Wesleyan Church, West Maitland SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11. Preacher : Rev. E. KING. ' 11 a.m. — ' The Christian's Ideal.' 3 p.m. — Sunday School Address. 7.30 p.m. — ' The Syro-Phoonician Woman.' flfSUSESSEIMTS. CnvuttBon, IW Mival, AND SALE OF WOBK WILL BE HEM) IN THE Town Hall, West Maitland, ON FEBRUARY 21, 22, AND 23, IN AID OF THE FUNDS OF THE WESLEYAN CHURCH. FURTHER PARTICULARS IN FUTURE ANNOUNCEMENTS. J. E. CARRUTHERS, President. W. R. SULLIVAN,) Joint S. BELL, £ Hon. W. T. POULTON, ) Sees. 437 H. BLAIR, Hon. Treasurer. TOWN HALL. MoBday & Tuesday, Feb. 12 & 13. By Special Arrangement with WILLIAMSON and...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 February 1894
LOCAL NEWS. St. Joseph's Branch, A.H.C. GniLD.-A reporfc of the half-yearly meeting of this guild has been sent us. We should have gladly given it space, had it been sent promptly, but as the meeting ™* hrfd on January 28, a fortnight ago, the de lay in forwarding it must shut it ouc. She Bank of Victoria.— The .Argus o! I February 7th says : Mr. Edward Miller, M. L. C. had a very . hopeful story yesterday to tell the shareholders at thfseeond half-yearly meeting of the reconstructed Bank of Victoria. The cash and liquid assets, he said, amounted to something like a million and a half and supporters of the bank had taken up pre ference shares .to the amount of £-416,560. Funds had accumulated go fast that occasionally deposits had had to be refused from outside people, grpat diffi culty being found in investing maney in proper banking securities. The directors were pursuing the policy of building up a large reserve fund al though such a fund might not be so necessary as it had been ...