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FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 12 February 1894
FEBRUARY. 5 ~% Phases or tub Moon. © t-. Npw Moon ? Cth ... 7.50 a.m. a '' Firat Quarter.. 13th ... 8 48 p.m. ?3 o Hull Moon ? 20th. ...12 21pm. ™ -g *, -, Last Quarter... 27th ... 10.33 p.m. 'g g .Q p Apogee, 2nd, Sam. Perigee, 18th, 7 a.m. m S- Remarkable Events. a m p m I Thur Spurgeon died 1892 5 V3 7 4 9 Fri . Railway to Albury opened 1881 5 V4 7 i 3 Sat River Darling discovered ? 1829 5 25 7 3 ?4 SON Quinquagesima Sunday S 26 7 2 3 Mon Cariyle died 1881 5 27 7 1 6 Tues Anniversary of Black Thursday 5 28 7 0 7 Wed Ath Wednesday 5 29 89 8 Thur First printing press in England 1471 5 30Bf»8 9 Fri ? UWiop Hooper burned 1555 5 31 G 08 10 Sat (8) Maryborough (Q.) founded 1851 5 32 0 57 II SUM 1st Sundayin Lent 5 33 G C(! 12 Mon (11) Melb Public Library opened 1850 5 34 6 55 13Tues (7) H.M.S Orph.ua wrecked at N.Z. 1862 5 35 S 54 14 Wed S-. Valentine'.) Day 5 30 0 53 151hur 1',CK)O sheep burned at Stnweli. Yio. 1851 5 87 6 52 B6 Fri Tasmania fettled by Lt. Gov. Collins 5 38 0 50 17 Sa...
GUNNEDAH. Monday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 12 February 1894
GUNNEDAH. Monday afternoon. ? The municipal election on Saturday resulted ns follows :— Mr. Hogarth 127, Hurebin 103, Ktihl 80, Godhard 84, Van Weonen 81. An official declara tion of the poll took place to-day, when the first three were declared elected. ' The Land Board will conclude a six days' sitting here to-day. Weather close and threatening. Lyle's Dramatic Co. are playing for a ? short season at the School of Arts. The annual meeting of members of the Gunne dah Amateur Turf Club is fixed for die 26th insfc. and races are likely to be held in the usual month, May, and as the prize for the principal ract — the Cup— is likely to be a large one, it is anticipated the coming meeting will be the moBt successful yet heia.
The Municipal Elections. EAST MAITLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 12 February 1894
The Municipal Elections. EAST MAITLAND. The official declaration of the poll for the muni cipality of East Maitlancl took place in the Mechanics' Institute, on Saturday evening, in the presence of about 120 persons. The Returning Offlcer (Alderman Cunningham), at eight o'clock, declared the result of the polling to be as follows : — Dr. S. A. Alcorn ? 287 Mr. G. T. Chambers ? 266 Mr. John Ewing..., ? '. ? 238 , Mr. Henry Bailey ? 187 Informal ? 3 The Local Option was voting was : — ? Division A — Yes ? 8 No ? 40 Division B—Tes ? 14 No ? 34 Informal ? 4 He then said it became liis duty to declare Messrs. Alcorn, Chambers, and Ewing duly elected alder men to serve in the Borough Council of East Maitland for the ensuing three years (applause), and to declare that the Local Option voting had been decided against the granting of any new licenses, and against the removal of licenses for the same period. If any of the candidates wished to address the meeting they could do so, and he called...
A SUCCESSFUL COURT OF CONCILIATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 12 February 1894
A SUCCESSFUL COUET OP CONCILIATION. Discussion upon the item in the Attorney - G-eneral's estimates has been hang ap in the Legislative Assembly that Sir G-eorge Dibbs may confer with Mr. Cook and Mr. Cann, and ascertain whether they can suggest a practicable amendment in the Trades Disputes Conciliation* and Arbitration Act. The complaint against the Act seems to be that it is very much, a dead letter. We concur however with Sir G-eorge Dibbs in thinking it ought to nave a fair trial, and that means a fuller trial. In connection with this subject it is interesting to turn to a report in last Saturday's Quecnslander embody ing a delineation ot the working during the last ten months of the Queensland Courts of. Conciliation Act of 1892. The report is in the form of an interview with ' Mr. MacDonneLl, o&e of the Conciliation Justices appointed under the statute. It ia explained in some preliminary remarks that the Queensland Act was adopted from the system in successful employ...
LATE SPORTING NEWS. [FROM THE PRESS TELEGRAPH ASSOCIATION.] WARWICK FARM RACES. Monday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 12 February 1894
LATE SPORTWG HEWX ? [From the] Press Telk«iiapii Association.} WAE&KCEt FARift RACES. Monday afternoon. Following are the, weights for Saturday's meet ing :— Hurdle Race. — Auctioneer 11-3, Kissing Cap 11-0, Waratah 10-10, Shiraz 10-0, Coala 9-12, Sertum 9-10, Kilmany 9-S, Guldfunulda 9-6, Lead ville 9-3, Siward 9-3, Romulus 9-0, Martinet 9-0. Farm: Handicap.— Nargo 8-0, Pearl Powder 8-0, Ginger 7-12, Butcher Boy 7-10, Jack Rattling 7-S, Punchestown 7-8, Warminister 7-6, Redan 7-6, Finis 7-1, Dagworth 7-4, Gloom 7-2, Coral 7-2, Duke of York 7-2, Bitter Sweet 7-0, CKve 7-0, Annadotu- 7-0, Enistymon 6-12, Avonmore 6-10, King Jewel 6-7. Welter Mile. — Hero 12-3, Denman 12-0, Ros sbellan 11-5, Ulric 10-11, Juan 10-9, Kingcraft 10-7, The Boss Tailor 10-3, Mildred 10-0, Obhmar 9-11, Hugo 9-9, Master Godiva 9-7, Loving Cup 9-3, Faux Pas 9-0. Warwick Farm Handicap. — Jeweller 10-4, AH Sorts 8-9, Ucter 9-0, Bendigo 8-11, The Captain 8-10, Denman 8-4, Penance 8-2, Trenchant 8-2, Night...
LATEST CABLEGRAMS. London, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 12 February 1894
[?] [From the Press Telegraph Association.] London. MVinrinv. The committee of the Liberal Federation in a report on the progress of Liberal Legislation during fche past year refer sxjeQia'y to the Gladstone Administration. It strongly condeinne the atti tude of the House of Lords, which blocked the way of Liberal legislation. Princess Ens, daughter of Prince Henry of Battenbufg, was seriously injured by being thrown from a pony while riding in the grounds of tae palacR at Oaborue.
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 12 February 1894
LOCAL NEWS. The Election op Mayors.— This week the municipal councils of East and West Mattland and Morpeth will hold special meeting for the election of Mayors for the forthcoming year. The election in the two Maitlands will be to-morrow (Tuesday) evening and that of Morpeth on Wednesday; even inK. There is no likelihood of any opposition, so far as we can learn, 10 ™u « .^^^^ — ~~. Crothers for West Maitland, or Mr. Chambers for East Maitland. We believe it is not the .intention of Dr. Bennet of Morpeth to again offer hnnaelf for election. Aldermen Wakely and Sucker are spoken o£ as probable candidates for the office of Mayor of M.orpeth. 'The Gondoliers.'— To-night at the Town Hall will be produced, by arrangement with Williamson and Mugrove, for the firat time in Maitland, Gilbert and Sullivan's greatest opera 'The Gondolier,' which abounds in bright and sparkling music, witty dialogue (it being Gilbert's greatest work), graceful dances, elegant costumes, and lavish scenery. The...
The Tragedy at Burwood. Sydney, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 13 February 1894
The Tragedy at Burwood. [From the Press Telegraph Association.! Sydney, Tuesday. Mayor Paisley was seen to-day by Dr. Traill, when serious complications resulting in peritonitis seemed to have presented themselves, as expected by_ the doctors, during the night. Although. no- pains or expense are being spared to procure every requirement necessary to fight against the fatal results it is feared' the unf ortnnate man will col lapse witnin tne next twenty-four hours. The unfortunate man passed a bad and restless night. Mr. Paisley was-' delirious some time thia morn ing. Mr. Paisley is in a dyin? condition, and the doctors can do practically nothing for him and are merely awaiting results. An inquest on the body of William Bedfearn was commenced this morning at- Burwood. Eed fearn was a member of the Masonic body; it is also stated he belonged to the Oddfellows' Society. The words Eedfearn complained of Bed man usinj? while he was in the Council were to the effect that he (Redfearn) ha...
DISTRICT TELEGRAMS. NEWCASTLE. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 13 February 1894
[?] [From our Correspondents.] NEWCASTLE. Wednesday. Another movement towards a settlement of the Stockton colliery dispute was made yesterday. Mr N. Melville, M.L.A., had another interview with the directors of the Stockton Coal Company in Sydney, which resulted in the reception by him of a basis of settlement from the directors to lay betore tne Stockton lodge. Mr. jsieivuie immedi ately wired to Mr. Scott, M.L.A., at Newcastle, to make arrangements with the officers of the lodge to meet him at the railway station on the arrival of the express train at 9.30. Thi3 arrangement was carried out, and the parties, including Mr. W. Grahame, M.L.A., met at the station, and proceeded to Moroney's Hunt Club Hotel, Newcastle. Here the lodge officers and the members conferred together in private till past eleven o'clock last night. The result was that the proposed basis of settlement was fully discussed, and the miners' views therein clearly set forth, Mr. Melville and his colleagues undertak...
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. SYDNEY. Tuesday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 13 February 1894
^PFflTAI TFIFHIAMQ ullsviiiij liiiuLillHiUflsJ. [From the Press Telegraph Association.] SYDNEY. Tnesdav afternoon. A young man named Frederick Poole, was to-day charged with having fraudulently appropriated ^815, the property of Frederick Eoss. Prosecutor stated that on November 20 lasfe he was introduced to accused, who represented himself as a builder and contractor, and entered into an agreement to build him a house of the value of .£150. As a deposit Eoas paid accused £15 upon the distinct under standing that the building would be commenced within a week after the payment of the deposit. No start was made with the place, and although Eobb repeatedly demanded the money back, he could get no satisfaction from Poole further than that Hayes, his (Poole's) partner, had gone back, on him and nothing could be done. Ernest Broughton, manager of the Universal Land Bank, said he heard the agreement made between them, but from what he subsequently discovered, he considered there never was ...
LATEST CABLEGRAMS. London, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 13 February 1894
[?] [From the Press Telegraph1 Associatioif.] London, Monday. A destructive hurricane has passed over Great Britain, doing immense damage. A number of factories at Dudley and Warwickshire were wrecked, and churches were unroofed. A steamer was swamped off Caiater, Norfolk, when the life boats rescued seventy-five passengers and crew. A report is current that the lunatic, who claims to be the Earl of Wynchcombe, will be brought before the Courts charged with threatening the life of the Queen. The crew of/ the warship Kearsage is reported to have been saved. Another startling bomb outrage is reported from Paris. A cafe at the Terminus Hotel was wrecked. The Cafe was crowded at the time ; the number injured is not yet accurately known. Tho author of the outrage was a young man observed to rise from his seat in the crowded apartment and hurl the bomb at a chandelier. The bomb exploded in stantly; a terrible scene ensued. A workman passing on the side of the walk was killed instantly. Th...
ECHOES OF SPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 13 February 1894
ECHOES OP SPORT. After all there may be something in ono or two of those starting machines, although person ally I am not in favour of their adoption ; bat some of them have satisfied experienced racing men, and at Canterbury Park at least the days of the man with the red flag are supposed to be numbered. With him, too, it is hoped will go those charges of favouritism, carelessness and other indiscriminate offences which are fired broadside after broadeido into the serried ranks of starters. I am t6ld the stewards of the Canterbury Club have decided to in future use a patent starting gate, in vented by a Mr. Grey, and said to bo a very simple and effective apparatus. Of course the introduction of the patent starter threatens to knock out the Distressed Jockeys' Fund, but no one will miss it Borely, and if there be a necessity for such monetary help it should be very easy to design something more effective and useful than the fund so queerly handled by the A.J.C., and which amounts, ...
DISTRICT NEWS. PATERSON. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 13 February 1894
BISTBXCT NEWS. [Feom oub Corkespondenis.] PATERSOM. On Saturday a most enjoyable picnic was given here by Rev. and Mrs. Shaw in honour of Mrs. Bobert Robin3, on the occasion of her marriage with Mr. Robert Robins, of Queensland, and conse quent departure from our midst. On Friday grave fears had been entertained regarding the weather, but Saturday proved a beautiful day — just made for the picnic. The young lady in whose honour it was given has, as Miss Brackenreg, beea a teacher in St. Paul's Sunday School for eleven years, and ia all departments of church and social work has been a beloved and valued helper, and it is with regret for our less, but most earnest wishes for her happiness, that we let her go forth from us. The picnic parties, combining the choirT^JBiblo class, and Sun day Sshool, left the Post Office at 11 a.m., and proceeded three or four miles across the Paterson Bridge to a delightful camping ground. The dinner, provided by our boloved incumbent and his wife, waa a...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 13 February 1894
The largest steam hammer in tho world— one of 125 tons (single acting)-is ab the Bethlehem Steel Works, America. The largeat cut stones in tho world are in the temple of the Sun at Baalbec. Many are more than G feet long, 20 feet broad, and of unknown depth «,«p f n%° a maSmfcude of tho business of the Post-Office Savings Bunk may be gathered from tne fact that in order to give effect to the new regulations xt has been necessary to print no less than 5 000,000 of forms for the use of postmasters and rlnpositors. There are now nearly 11 OOO post-ofhcea transacting savings bank business. '
GRETA. THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 13 February 1894
GRETA. THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS My wire of yesterday evening gives the result of the voting here in so far as the election of aldermen and auditors went, but the vote on the local option question not being available in time to suit your going to press, I now furnish the result of that also : — Section I. To permit any increase in the number of licensea 30 Against any increase ? 78 Majority ? 48 ? Section II. To permit the removal of licenses... ............... 48 Against allowing removals ? 67 Majority ? ....;..... ? ..'. 9 This result will show that we. uphold the local option projects by a total majority of 57— -not much out of a voting power of 560 after all— yet a proof that we are still on the side of prohibition. How ever, we yet possess five public-houses in Greta, and we fancy should thirst overtake us at any time— and the humble 3d be handy — that number ought to suffice. Referring back to the incidents of the polling day,' we may add that it was a wild, choatic time while i...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. "A WORM WILL TURN." [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 13 February 1894
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. 'A WORK WILL TURN.' Sib.— Under the above heading a person signing himself ' J. Kiley' has the audacity to take exception to some remarks made in your columns by one signing himself ' O Tempora O Mores.' Well, now, although I am one ot those who had hoped that the long-exiBting friction between the two towns had died out, the letter signed— but surely not penued by the aforesaid J. Riley, in my opinion calls forth a ireply. I am pleased to observe that Mr. Chambers instigation of brhiRing Klley out of his shell, and were la pubHc man I should treat Riley's letter with eimilar contempt to that, evinced by tho Mayor ot East Maitland. At the same time I think that Mr. Chambers lacked his usual discretion when in his nomination speech he referred to the West aB an example of profligate expenditure, etc. I am not surprised to notice that this Ttiley cannot see anything wrong in comparing on a public platform the positions of the two towns (La?t and West), but 1 cor...
ELLALONG. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 13 February 1894
ELLALONG. Tha last few days have been very warm, with every appearance of continuing ; but previous to the warm days we were favoured with a splendid rain, which was very much needed, and which has revived the dying crops and grass, which now look to be evererreen. The farmers all atroear to be in good spirit again; they are busily engaged in turning over the soil for another crop in the line of wheat, oats, and barley. Maize pulling will begin in the course of a few weeks. In fact some small lots have been pulled, and good samples can be seen. It is a great pity that the farmers of this district have not a con venience in the way of a train to carry off their abundant crops. The anticipated cricket match between Greta and Ellalong, which was to have come off on Saturday last, fell through, for what reason we do not know. On Saturday next two cricket matches are to be played, one between the representatives of the Lochinvar Cricket Club and Ellalong, and the other between Wattagon a...