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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
SALES. M AUCTION. HUNTER RIVER Farm' Mce Sales ARE HELD /?On TUESDAYS and FRI at ucwmcTi c ) DAYS,atl0a.m. And Farm '™OflSTLE - Produce EVERT THURS C.DAY Afternoon, at 2 p.m. AT MAITLAND [EVERY, WEDNESDAY (. commenomg at 9 a.m. J. N. BRUNKER, 0G06 Auctioneer. FAT STOCK FOR MONDAY, MAY 21. JN. BRUNKER has received instructions to ? sell by auction, at Campbell's Hill, on Monday, the 21st of May, 1894, at Eleven o'clock, 40 Prime and Weighty FAT BULLOCKS, for Augustus Hooke. 25 Prime and Weighty FAT CATTLE, for G. S. Waller. 25 Prime and Weighty FAT BULLOCKS, for Geo. Hudson. 20 Prime and Weighty FAT BULLOCKS, for M. Boland. 35 Prime and Weighty FAT BULLOCKS, for W. Randall. 25 Prime and Weighty; FAT BTLLOCKS, for W. G. McDonald. 20 Prime and Weighty FAT BULLOCKS, for C. E. Balls. 300 Prime FAT WETHERS, for R. Vickers. 200 Prime FAT WETHERS, for T. Cook and Co. 200 Prime FAT WETHERS, for N. Agents. Also, . 120 FAT and STORE PIGS. Terms cash. 0913 Delightfully Situated HTXUluil. SITE3S...
Public Works Department. Sydney, 15th May, 1894. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
Public Works Deportm -nt, Svdnev. 15th May, 1891. Sir, — With reference to that portion of the letter dated the 24th March last, presented by you from the Maitland District Council, aBking that a grant of £300 may be made for the improvement of the Fishery Creek Boad, I am directed by the Secretary for Public Works to inform you that it is considered it would bo better to allow the trustees for this road to expend the amount of the vote, viz., £180 the first instance, after which the question of making a special grant can be considered. I have, etc., J. Barling, Under-Secretary.
POETRY. THE ROLL CALL. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
POETRY. THE ROLL -CALL. The bottlo was over— the focmen wcre nyitic. But the plain was strewn with the dead ana tho dying, 5For the dark angel rodo on Hb sulphurouB blaflt. And had reaped a rich harvest of death as he passed , For ax Krnas he mowed down the blue and the Erey, ?With the raeun and the mighty that stood in his way , While the blood of our braveBt ran there aB water, And Ilia noBtrils were filled with the incense of slaughter. The black guns wer« Bilent — HUPheti ineir iouu utwslDi And the pale dead were buried in silence and teara ; All the wounded brought in on stratchera bo gory, Urnken and mangled, but coveted v? ltii glory,* Wlilla' the aurgeonn were clipping with expertness ond vim, From the agonised trunk each bullet-torn limb, And the patient, if living, was carefully sent To the coul open wards of the hospital tent. Within one of those wards a brave Highlander lay, 'With the chill dews of dentil on Ins forehead of olay, For a hliell had touched him in the heat ...
Road Grants, Maitland District Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
Road Grants, Maitland District Council. ? We print for public information the following official letters received by Mr. B. Scobie, M.P. r — Public Works Department, Sydney, 15th May, 1894. Sir,— With reference to chat portion of the letter dated the 24fch March last, presented by you from the Maitland District Council, asking for a special grant of £500 for the improvement of the Pitnacree Boad near M'Bae's, I am directed by tho Secretary for Public Works to inform you that it is considered advisable to allow the question of making a spefiial grant for this road to stand over till the Trustees have expended the amount of the vote, viz., £160. — I have, etc., J. Barling, Under Secretary.
A DARING GAME. CHAPTER XXX.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
A DARING GAME. CHAPTER XXX. — (Continued.) 'No, mtidMn,' a aid Nova, brim-.)y ; 'it ib tbe sift of Lord Towyn nnd i* the emblem of our b-trothal.' Mrs. Black bit ber tips fiercwly but made no response. Th*re woo a hardneBs in ber glitter jng pyoc. prirf a cruel eompretmion of her lips that boded ill for the engagement thus pro claimed te her. One of the eefimen wae an excellent cook and steward, and presently a luncheon wbb spread in the cobin, which pTosed very tempt ing to appetites sharpened by sea-air, Mrs. ArtrasB had provided such an abundance of delicate Btores that a cook wai scarcely re quired. There were tin boxes of assorted biscuits, jars of pickles, boxes of fruits of ? every kind attainable in Oovent-Q-arden mar- ' tet dried and crystallized fruits, smoked salmon, jerked beef and venison, pickled reindeers' tongues, and cheeses, cakes, and fancy breads in every variety. After the luncheon, the ladies went on deck. Mr. and Mrs. Craven Black paced to and fro, arm in arm,...
TREBECK, SON, AND CO.'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
TREBECK, SON, AND CO.'s REPORT. Fat Cattle. — 2,589 yarded. Market dull, and prices lower. Good to best lots bullocks, £3 15s to £5 16s. Fat Sheep. — 56,500 penned. Market closed weaker. Good to best lots merino wethers 7s to 8s 4d, good to best merino ewes 5s 6d to 7s. Store Cattle.— Demand very good, and prices firmer. Good Southern Queensland bullocks handy to the South-western railway line, 40s; delivered Hunter or Dnbbo, 47s 6d to 50s. We sold, on account of Tooloom station, 500 bullocks. Store Sheep. — Good demand for all classes except mixed young sheep. Wethers 5s to 5s 6d, ewes 4s 6d to 5s. Stations. — Investors appear rather more earnest. We shall offer at auction to-day the Windermere estate, near Marengo, as advertised. Wool. — The London sales are progressing fairly at opening rates. Better catalogues will be offered: here ro-mcrrow, comprising some good Queensland, lines. !?-? Sheepskins. — Prices easier. Best dry full wools, 4d to 4jd and 4-Jd per lb. ; fair, 3Jd to 3...
Not up to His Business. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
Not up to His Business. A certain shopwalker in one of the large drapery establishments in Sydney was noted for his severity to those under him in busi ness. One day he approached a junior assis tant, from whose counter a lady had just left. ' You let that lady go out without her making a purchase ?' he said, severely. ' Yes, sir — I— — ' ' And she was at your counter fully ten minutes ?' ' Doubtless, but then you see' ? ' Exactly, I saw that in spite of all the questions she put to you, you rarely answered her, and never attempted to get what she wanted.' ' Well, but' ? ' You need not make any excuse. I shall report you for carelessness.' '? Well I hadn't what she wanted.' ' What was that ?' ' Six shillings ! She's a book-fiend, selling 'The life of Sir George Dibbs !'.' The Bhopwalker retired crestfallen, amid the audible titters of all the assistants in the department, who greatly enjoyed his discom fiture.
Sydney Markets. HARBISON, JONES, AND DEVLIN'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
Sydney Markets. HARRISON, JONES, AND DEVLIN B REPORT. Wool. — We held our usual fortnightly sale to day, submitting a catalogue of 351 bales. There was a fair attendance of buyers present, and com petition was comparatively animated for all lots showing from good to fair quality, the aspect in this direction being , a considerable improvement upon that noted at sales a fortnight ago. Our catalogue included in the greasy section some two or three small clips from Central Qusensland, and in scoured wools a fairly attractive display was available, including consignments from country and suburban fellmongering establishments, and a line of fleece wool from Queensland. With the active de mand prevailing, we are able to make an almost entire clearance of our catalogue, our sales by auction and privately since last report, amount ing to 1062 bales, as under :— Greasy— J from Yass, 4 at 6d ; ETH over Barfield from Queensland, 10 Ists at 6d, 4 2ndB at 5$d, 4 skirts at 4Jd ; X Bros, over H ov...
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
ITEMS OP INTEREST. The Hon. John Douglas, at Thursday Island, telegraphs as follows to the Queensland Under Secretary of Mines, on 'Wednesday:— Payable ,gold found at Horn Island is reported to me. Ap plication has been made for reward ^claims. The ?alluvial gold shown me is very good. _ 1 Tho ATffinfca-Genoral for the Australasian colonies made further combined representations to the Colonial Office respecting the government of Samoa. In their last communication to the Imperial authorities the colonial representatives stated that they have instructions to insist upon abolition ot the existing tripartite form of Government of the Island. ? The .Railway Commissioners counsel delay in con- , nection with the proposed Wy along railway. Last ?week they paid a visit to the new mining field, and veaterday Mr. M'Laehlan gave their views on tho question to the Public Works Committee. He stated that the Commissioners estimated the whole cost of a pioneer line would be .£84,000, and the estim...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
FOR . LASSITUDE, TORPIDITY, SOUR STOMACH, INDIGESTON, HEADACHE, BACKACHE, &o., Take a couple of Fletcher's Pills every second night ;.they are a prompt and sure cure and give certain relief. _ FLETCHER'S PILLS are a quick, sure and re liable remedy for all complaints arising from torpid liver, indigestion, weak stomach, and impurities of the blood. They are prepared on rational and sensible lines and do not contain a particle of calomel, gamboge, or any drastic purgative, but operate by perfectly natural means, by stimulat ing the liver and increasing the flow of bile audi thuB producing easy evacuations and natural cat harses without the annoyance and pain of griping and purging. Beware of the many harmful substitutes on sale in many shops. None are genuine unless they bear the signature of F. Moore Clements on the outside wrapper. CLEMENTS TONIC and FLETCHER'S PILLS have become such household words that imitations are frequently offered. We contend that this imitation is t...
Bank of Australasia. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
Bank of Australasia. The report for tbe half year endiDg Oct. 16 last, states thut the net profits amounted to £60, 607. The addition of £10,728 brought forward from tbe previous six months givee a disposable balance of £71,335, of which the dividend reiomuieuded will absorb £60,000, leaving £11,335 to be carried forward to the next account. Tbe directors are able to de clare a dividend at the rate of 7£ percent, per annum, the same rate as the pievioun distri bution. At the meetiuo held (April 5), Mr. Martin R Smith (chairman) said that on the «vhole they might be said to have presented fewer elements of trouble and difficulty than could have been expected. Six months ago he, personally, was very nervous and anxious as to what would be tbe immediate sequel of the bankir g crisis. He was then fully prepared to see that collapse followed by a commercial trouble of equal intensity. So far, however, the banking crisis had not been followed by any overwhelming commercial disaster. Failu...
Time Table for the Closing of Mails. WEST MAITLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
Time Table for the Closing of Mails. WEST MAITLAND. Northern Line. — Armidale, AlJandale, Branx ton, Brisbane;(Queensland), Tamworth, Greta, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Qui rindi, Scone, 9 p.m. ; Singleton, 12.30 p.m., 9 p.m. ; Farley, 7 a.m. Paterson and Dungog. — Clarence Town, Dun gog, Glen Oak, Largs, Paterson, Seaham, Wood vine, 10 p.m. East. Maitland, Mobpeth, and Baymond Tehrace. — East Maitland, 7 a.m., 12.45 p.m., 9 p.m. ; Morpeth, 7 a.m., 9 p.m. j Baymond Teivace, 7 a.m., 6 p.m. ; Stroud, 6 p.m. Sydney and Newcastle — Newcastle, 7 am., 2 p.m., 9 p.m. 5 Sydney, 7 a.m., 6 p.m., 9.30 p.m. Wollombi Line. — Bishop's Bridge, Ellalong, Millfield, Wollombi (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Satur days), 8.30 a.m. Abekglasslyn. — Aberglasslyn, Lamb's Creek, Bosebrook (Wednesdays and Saturdays), 8.30 a.m. Goeforth (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays), 8.30 a.m. EAST MAITLAND. Mails close at the East Maitland Post Office as below : — Allandale, Armidale, Branxton, Lochinvar Farl...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
' \d -v, '2sT© -u.se, Jumbo!' ALL CLOTHING bought from giWIJDGE and LITTLE is Thoroughly Reliable, and will stand any test. Pull Range of Macintosh Overcoats now in stcck ; new shapes, sewn seams, and guaranteed. A Large Assortment of Well Out Winter Clothing. Boys' Knicker Suits a speciality. S The Universal Remedy for Acidi^y'lo^ Children, Delicate Fo !. . Headache, Heartburn, Indigestion, Sour Eructations, males, and the Sick ] , Bilious Affections. ness of Pregnancy. j ' ^ ^ 1 ? N.B.--ASK FOR DINNEFORD'S MAGNESIA, i . . ? | Economy audi 13m*albili'ty. ]| THE | Orient Olotito.lDso.g' i| :: FOR GEWTUESHEM'S EMKTEiS WEAR. .( ?-.-. The chief features of the ORIENT CLOTHING are its Seleetness and Durability. The materials are ALL WOOL and DOUBLE SHRUNK, the . ? patterns choice and useful, the trimmings are serviceable and adapted to the materials, the CUT, STYLE, and FINISH of the Garments give them the appearance of having been made to order. THE VALUE !S UNR!VAL!.ED. ? Tbe ORIENT C...
Sporting Notes and Notions. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
Sporting Notes and Notions, i [By the Vagrant.] An English inventor has brought out an electric starter and time-recorder for bicycle races. It con sists of a couple of discs — one at the starting point and the other at the finish. When the tapo is broken at the finish the time is recorded, and at the same moment the instrument takes a photo graph of tho finish, showing the winner and those close to him. A feature of the Muswellbrook Amateur Turf Club's meeting last week, was the riding of Mr. E. Higgens, the well-known auctioneer, who had five mounts, and was three times first and twice second, and tho manner in which he slipped his field at the home turn on one occasion evoked the admiration of a friend of mine who was looking on, and who knows something about the gome. When I first Raw Mr. Higgens ride, now several years ago, he was in my opinion without a rival in the ranks of colonial gentlemen jockeys, aud the delicate yet deter mined manner in which he used to get hold of the...
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. Below are tlie hours at which the through trains ?between Sydney and Brisbane and between Sydney Newcastle, Maitland, and northern and north western towns are timed to run until further notice. The principal stations are named, but for fuller information and for tho times between inter mediate stations, travellers aro required to refer to the Bhcets exhibited at stations and the books pub lished by tho Commissioners. Tho fares to the stations specified are also mentioned.
THE MAIL TRAINS. Sydney to Brisbane—Brisbane to Sydney [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
THE MAIL TRAINS. Sydney to Brisbana — Brisbane to Sydnny 53T lhese mail trains leave Sydney every night except Saturday, and Jennings every day except Sunday. Leave p. M. Sydney ? 6.15 Newcastle ? , ? 9.45 East Maitland ? . ? ? ? 10.17 West Maitland ? ? ? 10.23 Singleton ? ? ? 11.19 A. M. Muswellbrook ? ? ? 12.17 Murrurundi ? ? ? 1.86 Quirindi ? ? ? 2.27 'Werris Creek Junction..... ? 2.66 Tamworth ? ? ? 3,48 Armidale ? ? ? 6.53 Glen Innes ? ? ? ? ? 9. 5 Tenterfield ? ? ? ? 11. 8 Jennings ? ? ? 11.30 p. K. Wallangarra ? ? ? ? ? 12. G Arrive Brisbane ? ? ? ? ? 10.50
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
The 'Best Man' at Weddings. — In her article, '|A Short History of Marriage,' in the Westminster Review, Lady Cook says, ' Thus diffi culties in obtaining wives . . . partly led to the practice of capture. This custom prevailed in various parts of the world, and has now almost perished, but the form has survived 83 a mere ceremony. Even with Englishmen the bride groom's best man represents the faithful friend who formerly helped to steal a wife.'
Abigail's Case. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
Abigail's Case. A large and influential deputation, headed by the Mayor of Sydney, interviewed the Minister of Justice on Wednesday, and urged the immediate re lease of Francis Abigail. The deputation, which, it is stated, was one of the most representa tive that ever waited upon the Government, comprised members of the Assembly and Legislative Council, mayors and aldermen of municipalities, clergymen, gentlemen largely interested in mer cantile pursuits, besides a number of individuals who suffered large monetary losses owing to the collapse of the institution with which Abigail was convicted, and yet were in sympathy with the objects of the movement to bring about prisoner's liberation. There were also present several persons who had been victims of banking frauds, and who had no sympathy whatever with Abigail, who, though they did not address the Minister, con tented themselves with repeatedly interrupting proceedings by unseemly interjections, which elicited cries of ' Shame' fr...
Gresford and Paterson Markets. F. G. BROOKER'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 19 May 1894
Gresford and Paterson Markets p. g. brooeer's report. I House and Landed Property. — Agricultural farms are enquired for either to rent or purchase. I have two splendid grass paddocks handy to let ; private particulars upon application. Fat Cattle. — Prime cattle command attention at fair prices ruling, but inferior sorts very dull of sale. Springers : Toung cows or heifers near calving are in demand, and satisfactory prices realised. Store cattle are in good request, if showing a fair amount of broeding. I have no sales to report. Fat and Store Pigs. — Demand fairly active for pigs of all descriptions. Paterson Association. — Fairly large supply for ward with a good attendance : Butter at 3Jd to 7-id per lb ; eggs, ll£d to Is Id per dozen ; pork, 2d to 3d per lb ; oranges, $d to 3d per dozen ; mandarines, 2d to 4d ; Lisbon lemons, 3d to 4£d ; common, l$d to 2d ; vinegar, 4s per dozen bottles ; grammas, Is to Is Od ; pie melons, Is to Is lOd ; pumpkins, lid to Is Gd ; beans, Id to 3...