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MERRIWA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
MERR1WA. We are pleased to report a very desirable change n the weather. The intense heat of last week julininated on Friday last in a steady downpour of welcome rnin, and on Sunday we received a further 'avour, which was preceded by a thunderstorm. Fhe country around has already assumed a more iheerful appearance. The cricket match on Saturday last beween Merriwa and Bunnan proved a very nasy victory :ov Bunnan. Our tjoyE appear to have been over matched upon tins occasion. The local bench has recommended a new polling place for this electorate at Coolie Cottage, about ten miles north of Meriiwa. This has been deemed necessary through the polling place at Bunnan having been swallowed up in the Robertson elec torate and lost to us for ever. The eornmittne of Merriwa Hospital have been for years endeavouring to induce the residents of Cnssilis district to contribute something reasonable towards the support of the district hospital, but have so far failed. The objects of the hospital,...
H. R. Farmers and Consumers Agency Co. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
H. R. Farmers and Consumers Agency Co. At the Company's sheds, South Maitlaad, yesterday, Mr. T. P. Nolan disposed of the following catalogue : — Butter 4d to Is per lb., eggs Is OJd to Is 2d per dOKsn, cheese 4d to 6d per lb., honey 2d to 3d, bottles 6d to 7d, peaches Jd to 6$d per dozen, apples Id to Gd, quinces -Jd to 3d, nectarines Id to 3d, pears 3d to 6d, lemons 4d to 8d, passion froifc Id to 2d, plums lid to 3d, pomegranates 6d to 8d, grapes Jd to 2d per lb., bananas 4d to 6d, tomatoes 1b to Is 6d per case, cabbage 4d to Is dozen, peas 6d to 8d per peek, beanB lid to 4d, cucumbers 2d to 4d dozen, pumpkins lOd to Is 6d, melons 9d to 2s, grammas la 2d to 23 per doz, pie melons 9d to 1b, potatoes 3s lOd to 43 9d per cwt., onions 7s to 7s ?3d, hay (lucerne) 2s to 3s, oaten 2s to 3s, bran 3b 9d to 4s lOClbs., pollard 4s to 4s 3d, corn 3s to 3s 8d per bushel, fowls Is 6d to 2s 6d per pair, ducks Is 3d to 2s, geeee 2s 3d to 2s 9d, turkeys 4s Gd to 63 Cd, pigeons le 2d to Is 3d, pigs...
ECHOES OF SPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
ECH0ES OP SPORT. Following is the balance sheet of the Wallsend Jockey Club submitted at the annual meeting on Monday evening :— Receipts : Subscriptions, renc, bookmakers, grazing and training fees, .£14,1 93 lOd ; entries, £21G ; gates, &c, £413 10s 7d ; grand-stand, £199 7s 6d; selling races, £147 10s; balance of overdraft, £1587 6s 8d ; total, £2705 4s 7d. Expen diture—February 1, 1393; Balance of overdraft, £1457 3s lOd ; labour and improvements, £71 0s 9dj printing and advertisements, £59 14s 5d ; officers' salaries, £79 15s ; rates and insurance, £11 5s 3d j interest oa overdraft, £118 18s lOd ; prizes, £890 ; luncheon, &c, £14 6s 6d ; entries returned, £3; total, £2705 4s 7d. Sportsmen and gamblers are proverbially super stitious, and many of them believe in the moat strange and ludicrous occurrences as omens and signs of the most grave significance and virtue. For instance a leading English horsetrainer says that sometime ago he always had some horse or othe...
SINGLETON. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
SINGLETON. South Singleton Municipal Council. — At a special meeting of this Council, held on Tuesday evening, Alderman M'Gowan was unanimously elected Mayor for the current municipal year. At tho same meeting a letter was read from the Council Clerk (Mr. Harry Pinchin), tendering his resignation. General regret was expressed at Mr. Pinchin's resignation, he having been a most efficient and painstaking officer since the establish ment of the municipality about ten years ago. Harbours and JBivers Department s .Picnic. — The usual annual picnic of the employes of the Harbours and Eivers Department at Newcastle will be held on the Singleton Show Ground on Monday next. This picnic is usually looked upon as one of the most enjoyable affairs held annually on this popular publia resort, and should the weather prove fine there will doubtless be a large attendance. Cheap Weekly Trains from Singleton, Branxton, and Greta to Newcastle — From the subjoined letter it will be observed that the Ra...
SKIPPING INTELLIGENCE. NEWCASTLE. (By telegraph from our Correspondent.) ARRIVALS.—TO-DAY [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
SKIPPING INTELLIGENCE. NEWCASTLE. (By telegraph from our Correspondent.) AT?T?TVAT.C ? T^t^.w Sydney, b., Balmain, s., Timaru, e., Snxonia, s.. and Sovereign s., from Sydney. DEPARTURES.— To-DAY. SeottiBh Moors, Bhip, for San Diego. ' Knhaul, nuip, for San Francisco. Elingaraite, a., lor Sydney. Gosford, a,, for Port Stephens. Botokino, p.. for Wellington. Excelsior, soli., for Lake Macquarie. ? Bulmnin, 8, ior Sidney. Timaru, b., for Sydney. - SYDNEY.' arrivals.— Yesterday. bnlier, the NorddeutBclier-Lloyd Company's I.G.M.S., 8084 tons, Captain U. Blanke, trom Bremen 20th December Ant werp 23rd, Southampton 24th, Genoa l8t January, Naples 3rd. Port haid and Suez 7tli, Aden 13th, Colombo 21st, Adelaide 8th Fohruary, and Melbourne 12th February. Valparaiso, barque, from Iquique. DEPARTURES- Yesterday. H.M.S. Goldfinch, tor Jervis Bay and Hobart. Bunnlnyouc, b., for Melbourne. . Cintra, s., for Melbourne. ^Adelnlde.baiquemine, forThamea (New Zealand), via New-. Newsboy, barque, for Ho...
Morpeth Borough Council ELECTION OF MAYOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
Slorpetli Borough Council. ELECTION OF* MAYOR. r-ntnnT°iaI T^ °f thS ^P^ BorOUgh rw£l yM«.held lasfc evening in the C»™=il Chamber for the purpose of electing the Mayor for the ensmng year. There was a good attendance of ratepayers. The Mayor (Dr. Bennett) presided, and there was also present— Aldermen Campbell, Haydon, Wakely, Portus, Sucker, Burg, Murphy «S2 ^6hTV MiDUteS Of fche Previ0«8 me-£ng and of the election proceedings were read and con firmed, and the declarations of the newly-electad The Mator stated the object of the meeting, and read the sections of fche Act relating to the election of Mayor. He then called for nominations for the onice. Alderman Murphy said he had a gentleman to nominate who was a native of fche town, who had been m the Council for some years, and who had held all the important positions in it. He hoped this gentleman would get the unanimous support of the Council. He was a native of the town him self, and was very pleased to have the honour of nomina...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
LOCAL NEWS. Australian Alliance Assurance ^Company's JkLMANAa-From Mr. James W°lstenholme the Maitland agent, we have a copy of the showy sheet almanac iBBiied by this company. The Fourth Regiment BAND.-We have been nskpd to state that the performance of the 4th Regfment Band on the West Maitland Park to-morrow (Friday) evening, will commence at half -past seven o'clock. Persons desirous of heanng the Band will take notice of the fact. c™,.™™ -r.^ords.— In New Zealand recently a Maori shearer named Harawera put through 200 crossbred sheep from 5 o'clock in the morning till 5 at ni'ht, with two hours out for meals, using the shearing machine. Another Maori sheared 203 the same day. Turning to home for speedy work we Lave from a correspondent at Murrumbidgene the following report :— Perhaps the greatest feat ever performed with sheep-shearing machines m the colonies was that on Wednesday, December 12th, in last year, when 32 men in the Murrumbidgerie shed sheared the wonderful total o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
SALES BY AUGT9OES. Householders, Shopkeepers, and Others. GLEABIIMBT SALS OP High-class Grocery Stock, IN THE ASSIGNED ESTATE OF J. E. LEE. FK1©AY, 'Siflfi IMST., AT TWO O'CLOCK. OK. YOUNG ha3 received instructions from o the Trustees in the as3igned estate of J. E. Lee to sell by auction on the premises, High-street, Friday, 166h February, 1894, at Two o'clock, CLEARING-OUT SALE of the WHOLE of the STOCK-IN-TRADE of the HIGH-CLASS GROCERY and PROVISION STORES, in lots to suit all classes of purchasers. Terms cash. 465 F¥TT'T?13Q9 TEfQIP A rPT3-( JjLJcjJA/Jrio JcLi©jLA.X1!j* THIS PROPERTY has been WITHDRAWN FROM SALE, and will NOT BE OFFERED on 16th, AS ADVERTISED. EDWD. HIGGENS, MARSHALL, & CO., 444 Aucbioneers. TRAIN ASiSMGEMMT. TUESDAYT20TH Feb. A SPECIAL TRAIN WILL LEAVE NEW *3l CASTLE, calling at tne following Stations, as under : Leave Newcastle ? 7.10 a.m. West Maitland.;.... 7.47 Lochinvar .-,.. ? 8. .1 Singleton ? 8.45 Ravenswortli ......... 9.11 Muswellbrook ? 9.49...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. To-Moitnow, FniDAY, FcunoAnr 1C. ?nr, n ic Yoovg. on the premises, High-street, West Mnlt liid at twi. stock-in-trade of procery and provision store, in the as-ifined estate of Mr. J. E. Lee. ? Mr J N BnuNKEn, at Newcastle, at ten, farm produce If K Fabmehs and Consumers Co., at tlie Western Markete, Newcastle, at ten, dairy produce, fruit, pigs, Mr.^'o^NEiLL, at Newcastle, dairy produce, poultry, &c.
PASTORALISTS AND SHEARERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
PAST0EA1ISIS AKD SIIEAEEK8. The latest development of the diffi-r&noe of opinion between the Council of the Pastor&l- isfes' Union and the Intercolonial Coaferance of ShearerB Union delegates is that the first n&med body haa answered the Conference letter in the following terms. The Council is of opinion that engaging men through the .Pastoral Wnion office is no violation of the agreement either in letter or spirit. The Union did not compel its members so to engage men, but many of them find it con VfLllOUU IU UU HU. X\ O H1UU 18 UOmpBliQU CO accept a reference ; but naturally, as is the universal practice, Bays the Council, an employer will give preference to the applicant for employment who is able to produce some satisfactory evidence of bis ability and good conduct. The letter in reply goes on to assert that the- .question of unionist or non unionist has never been raised in -connection witih engagements made through the office. In ?iew of the advantages ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
SHIPPING T KlilSiMFi OfflEHTAL g, H. COMPAHY. THE ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS of cue above Company will be despatched from Oircular Qnay (Macquarie Point) and from Mel bourne and Adelaide on the following dates at NOON ^__ FOE LONDON ^?Touching at the usual intermediate ports en route) £ Leave j_P.ve Leave Steamer. g Oommaoaer. Sydney Melb.'c_. jAde Parramatta... 4771 P.Harris ? Feb. 19 Feb 24 Feb. 23 'Britannia ... 6257 C. F. Preston Mar. 3 Mar. 10 JIar. 14 *Massilia ? 4918 C. Fraser ? Mor. 17 Mar. 24 Mar. 28 *Au8tralia ... 7000 1. Reevee ? Mar. 31 April 7 April 11 Ballaarat ? 4748 T. S. Angus ... April 14 April 21 April 25 Victoria ? 62fi8 A W Adnmson April 30 May 5 Jlay 9 Arcadia ? C362 W B. AndrewB Hay 14 May 19 June 2 And thenceforward every alternate week. *Via Hobart. BATES OF PASSAGE MONET TO LONDON : First Saloon, £60 to £10. Second Saloon, £35, £37, £40. RETURN TICKETS, £65 to £115. TO INDIA. First Saloon, single... £40 Beturn... £60 Second Saloon, single £25 Return... £40 Throu...
GRETA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
GRETA. Bathing Accident. — A lad of about fifteen named M. Brady met with a painful accident while bathiDg in a creek here yesterday. It seems that a party of lads like himself were along with him enjoying themselves diving into the shallow water, and Brady in one of his descents struck his head on a rock or some equally hard substance at the bottom, cutting it open in a shocking way and rendering himself iuaenaible. He u-as soon hauled out by his companions and taken horno, when Dr. W. H. Rogers wa3 sent for. * That gentleman after ex amining the sufferer tound it necessary to draw the wound together with five stitches, so the extent of the cut will thu3 be readily imagined. It is not thought, however, that the skull is much injured, and the probabilities are ihat with care a few days may see the lad all right. Miners' Meeting. — The usual weekly meeting of this lodge was held in Mr. North's hall this morning. Mr. Wm. Patrick was in the chair, and the attendance was very large. The...
Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for February. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
-Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for February. Kitchen Garden : Celery must be earthed up aa required. «nd more may be planted out for a succession. Continue to low pens, beans, beet, turnips, broccoli, &c. and plant out ? whatever may be left in the seed beds. Carefully attend ro -euou:iiber plants, watering well in dry weather.— Kloweh .tficiDES : Thin out dahlia buds. Plant out perennial and ??biennial flowering plants, such as stocks, Bweet-w= Mums', &c. in slon-ly days, and give them wnter. Keep all beUa aud borders Href innn weeds; remove all decayed bloom.— Orchard and ' FnoiT Garden: Attend to all fruit trees, reraevini; nil ripe fruit. Clear grape vines from nil useless shoots and tendrils. see that all the branches are exposed to the sun aud uir — ij'iELD Operations: Sow Capo barley and turnips. Plant -potatoes. Keep make crops olean. Cut tobacco. 1JV iffaiffatttl if ails 3$#4t«& THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1894.
DISTRICT NEWS. RAYMOND TERRACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
'DISTRICT NEWS. [From oxje Correspondents.] RAYMOND TERRACE. The official declaration of the poll for the election of two aldermen to the Municipal Council of Eaymond Terrace was made in the School of Arts, on Tuesday, at noon. In the unavoidable absence of the Returning Officer, Alderman Bishop officiated on his behalf. The poll as declared by Alderman Bishop was: — John Hanlon, 118; James Crane, 107 ; John Pearn, 30. He declared Messrs. Hanlou and Crane duly elected aldermen for the ensuing term of three years.--Aldcrman Hanlon thanked the ratepayers for their renewal of confidence in him. This was the third occasion thut thev had done him the honot of returning him to the Council, and the number of vote.3 recorded on his behalf this time was greater than was polled by any candi date in Eaymond Terrace before. It was not his intention to have offered himself for re-election, and it was only at the solicitation of many of the ratepayers that he had consented to be nominated. He wou...
FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 15 February 1894
FEBRUARY. ?5 ?a l'HASES OF THE MOON. § j£ Now Moon ? Cth ... 7.50 a.m. ?. r, -First Quarter.. 13th ... 8 4S p.m. ?5 o Kull Moon ? 20th ... 12 21 p m. S -?» :*y -, Last Quarter... 27th ... 10.33 p.m. 'g g ?P a Apogee, 2nd, 8 am. Perigee, 18th, 7 a.m. 5 5 Remarkable Events. a m p m 1 Tnur Spurgeon diud 1892 5 23 7 4 9 Fri Itiiilway to Albury opened 1881 5 M 7 i 3 bit Kiver Darling discovered 1S2D 5 23 7 3 4 Sun Quiiiqunceeima Sunduy 5 2C 7 2 5 Hon Carlylc died 1881 S 27 7 1 C lues Anniversary of Black Thursday 5 28 7 0 7 Wed Afh Wednesday 5 20 G. 19 s£h.ur F'-'st printing press in England 1471 5 3o|c 58 9 Im Bishop- Hooper burned 1555 5 31 G 5S ^10 Sat (G) Maryborough (Q.) founded 1851 5 32 G 57 11 Son 1st Sunday in Lent 5 33 G 5G 11 lion (11) Melb Public Library opened 185G 5 34 fl 55 13 lues (7) II.M.S Orpl). us wrecked at N.Z. 18Gi 5 35 S 54 14 W-d St. Valentine's Day 5 3G G 53 :lfilhur 10,000 oheep burned nt Stawell. Vic. 1851 5 37 G C2 10 1« ri TiiEmnDia settled by Lt. Gov. Colli...