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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
I OKA REWARD. — Whereas within the last I | oWOl/ tbree weeks NINE BULLOCKS HAVE BEEN STOLEN from MY ANAMBAH PAD- J DOCKS, I hereby OFFER THE ABOVE | REWARD for information (secret or otherwise) I that will lead to the conviction of the thief or thieves. Cattle are branded near rump O over ft, about three years old, forward condition. Also, one Bullock branded fi near rump ; all ear-marked. 15G9 W. H. MACKAY. 22nd May, 1894. LOST a WHITE-FACED COW, branded RWT and nw t on each rump. Reward. O. K. YOUNG, or JOHN GIBSON, 0933 Homeville. I . A. KLINE, PRACTICAL Watokita, Jewellsr, k, HIGH-STREET, WEST MAITLAND. 'DEPAIRS EXECUTED IN EVERY BRANCH JLAj OF THE TRADE at moderate charges. Satisfaction guaranteed, or no charge made. Country orders attended to with despatch. 4466 WANTED, a MARRIED MAN, as generally useful. Must be able to milk. Apply W. RANDALL, 0S86 Gresford. ANTED KNOWN.— Splendid Half-Chest : TEA 25s, at M. P. Mahek's. 0793 -^r ANTED KNOWN ( Best Roller Flour, 16s 6d per sa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
A. m; use m: E T s . ' FI1XIS' GREAT CIRCUS AND MENAGERIE. PERFORMING WILD ANIMALS. CONVEYED BY TWO SPECIAL TRAINS WILIi EXMIKST 3MC aitlan -dL, ONE DAY ONLY— Wednesday, May 30, Giving Two Performances — Afternoon at 3. Evening at 8. Doors open One Hour earlier. BEAD. THIS EVENING'S MERCURY. 1585 J. J. CAMERON, General Agent. TINE Pruning Scissors, 3s, extra blades & springs. Vineyard Ploughs, 40a. CiprEB & Sons. 0961 NOTICE. | MAYING been APPOINTED AGENT for the J ? well-known Firm of Tea Merchants, ! MESSRS. GRIFFITHS BROS., of Sydney, I AM' PREPARED to SUPPLY the Heads of Families and Others with SAMPLES and PRICES of OUR -CHOICEST and NEW' SEASON'S TEAS. HUMPHREY J. MAHER, t ' Mountfield,' Mill-street, 0963 East Maitiand. HORSE Rugs, canvas ; Horse Clippers ; Horse Shoes ready to put on. CArPEii & Sons. 0961 ? NOTICE^ ' To the BnBiablfanfs erf Maitiand and Northern District. WE, the Undersigned, are desirous of bringing under your notice that WE HAVE THIS...
THE MAIL TRAINS. Sydney to Brisbane—Brisbane to Sydney [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
THE MAIL TRAINS. Sydney to 3rlsbaia— Brisbane* to Sydnoy gar These 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.................. 2.56 Tamworth ? ? ? 8.48 Armidale ? ? 6.53 Glen Innes ? ? ? 9. 5 Tenterfleld ? ? ? ? 11.. 8 Jennings ? ? ? ? ? ? 11.30 P.M. Wallangarra ? ? : ? ? ? 12. 5 Arrive Brisbana ? ? 10.50 Heave P.M. Brisbane ? ? ? 6.20 A. M. Wallangarra ? ? ? 6.20 Jennings ? ? 5.35 Tenterfleld ? ? ? 6.0 Glen Innes ? ? ? ? ? 8. 7 Armidale ? ? ? ? 10.35 p. ii. Tamworth ? ? ; ? ? l. 7 Werris Creek Junction ? ? ? ? 2.14 Quirindi ? ? ? 2.35 Murrurundi ? ? ? ? ? ? 8,37 Muswellbrook ? ? -1.53 Singleton ? ? 5.53 West Maitland ? ? ? 6.46 East Maitland ? ? 6.53 Newcastle ? ? ? ? 7.38 Arrive. Sydney ? ? 11. o
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
RAILWAY TIME TABLE. Below are the hours at which the through trains between Sydney and Brisbane and between Sydney Newcastle, Maitland, and northern and north western towns aro timed to run until further notice. The principal stations are named, bnt for fuller information and for the times between inter mediate stations, travellers are required to refer to the sheets exhibited at stations and the books pub lished by the Commissioners. Tho fares to the stations specified are also mentioned.
Too Complaisant. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
Too Complaisant. Mr. Grote, the historian of Greece, sebined incapable of caring for himself, when moved by consideration for others. His exaggerated acquiescence in what he thought a construc tive obligation is illuotrated by the last sitting he save to Millais, who painted his portrait. The otudio was cold. Mr. Grote had re moved his overcoat, and presently felt sen sibly chilled. Yet he did not domplain nor resume bis overcont. 'Why did you not say you were chilled ?' asked Mrs. Grote, when she learned the cir cumstances. ' I did not like to appear to reproach Mr. Millais for letting the fire go out.' ' Well, but there was your thick over coat?' ' Yes, but I did not know if ho would like me to put it on.' ?' Wbafc could one do with a man bo incap able of caring for his own absolute necessi ties ?' remarks Mrs. Groto, in har ' Personal Life of her huBband. ' Had I been present, it is superfluous to say, all these scruples would have gone for nothing.' i
POTASSIC MANURES FOR HAY CROPS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
POTASSIC MANURES FOB HAT CHOPS. Experiments have been recently concluded by Professor Wright that were carried out in connection with tbe Glasgow Technical Col lege for the purpose of determining what were the effects produced by potash salts and m combination with other manures on hay fields and meadows. At tbe present time nitrogenous manures and phosphatic manures, including slag, are frequently applied to the hay crop, but potash manures, unless perhaps in the form of farmyard manure, are very rarely used. The questions arise, are there sound reasons why this should be so, and might not artificial potasBic manures be used with advantage on meadow landa ? The Glas gow College experiments were carried out on three farms and on eight plots of land, and of theBe eight plots six only had potash manures in various forms and combinations. Plot 7 was treated with common Bait only, and plot 8 got no manure or dressing of any kind. AmongBt the conclusions that Pro fessor Wright draws from...
VALUE OF SALT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
VALUE OE SALT. The advantages of salt in the proper care of the live stock can hardly be over-estitfinted. It is to some extent a vermifuge, and is at all times an aid to the digestive organs in tbe proper exercise of their functions. Animals crave salt as well as human beings. It is a demand of nature, and it should be met. Animals grazing near the seashore, where the vegetation is impregnated with salt, are almost free from parasites. Eoek salt should ever be within the reach of animals, and, in some cases, it is desirable to mix it with the food, when it is found to be a great preventive of rot in sheep. Salt-is, perhaps, one of the beBt alteratives with which we are acquaicted. It is not at all uncommon for horses near the coast to break loose and betake them selves to the sea to drink inordinately of the salt water, and as they only do so when not altogether in good health, and are always benefitted by so doing, there can be no do'ubt that it is an instinctive impulse which gui...
The Farm and Garden. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
The Farm and Garden. Mr. E. F.ell Edmonds, a South African floelc muster, writes to the Agricultural Journal, of Cape Colony, a very gratifying account of his experience with Vermont merinofi, of which he has eight bucks and fife ewes. His original flock consisted of Aus tralian merinos, and he found that they ' were opening on the back, getting very thin on the bully, with a great deal of watery or wasty wool.' He odd* : ' I find the first cross with Vermont rams had completely done away with the watery wool and the opening on the buck, and has made a great improve ment in the belly wool, and has given me an increase in weight per sheep, stated at the very lowest average of two pounds. ' Samples of the wool were submitted to an expert, who pronounced it ' very strong and an extra Buoercombing wool.' Finally, he saya : ' I had shorn just before the last heavy rains set in and found that the sheep least affected by it were the half-blood Vermonts, owing t-- their dense covering. I fi...
Bee Liners. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
See Liners. A bee liner is a man who makes a business of hunting wild honey. In the instance of Ira and Judab,this accomplishment is coupled with that of absorbing frequent doseB of ab normal size, of Medford rum and whatever elce of an exhiliarating character that hap pens to fall in their way. The principal requisite for a hunter of wild honey is good vision. To be successful at the business a man must be long-sighted. Ira is a long -Righted individual and so is Jndah, and when tbey are about half loaded with rum they are very long-sighted indeed. The hunter wanders around the fields until be spies a bee gathering honev from a buccu lent bloBBom, then he hangs around that blossom until tbe bee has filled his saddle-bags and departs for home ; then the liner fixes his eyes on that tiny black spot and follows it across the fields as it speeds in the direction of tbe storehouse. The distance at which these men can fol low a bee with the naked eye is astonishing. The first trip that t...
Fairly Caught. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
Fairly Caught. The talking of a thief when pursued and pursuer are both on land ib by no means an oasy undertaking When one of the parties is on sea and tbe other on shore, the difficulties in the way seem insurmountable. But wit and tact are not cramped by circumstance, as the following storv shows : A splendid steamer was pursuing its way over the wide waters of tbe Volga in the direction of the Caspian Sea. It was late in the evening when a young man stopped up to the eaptain and requested to be put do- n at t.he nest vilinge they might com* bo. The stranger was sent ashore and tbe steamer continued on its journey. Not long afterward another passenger came in general excitement to the captain and cried out : My travelling bng ! Where is it ? My bag with twelve thousand francs !' The man's honeBty was not to be questioned. Undoubtedly he had sustained a serions loss. The captain bad his suspicions. He told him to be calm and not to mention the affair to a living soul on board. Owi...
What Opium Smoking Feels Like. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
What Opium Smoking Feels Like. TBy One Who Has Tried It.] After seeing the accommodation of one or two opium dens, X cannot but think that those who have spoken of them as low and filthy haunts of vice have either never seen them, or must have been singularly unfortunate in specimens they hit upon. The room I was in thiB evening was considerably larger than the one I had been in before ; it was ? perfectly clean, and had a good many ornaments of various kinds about it in the shape of pictures, ? Chinese weapons, figures, and strange-looking musi - cal instruments round the walls. The general ? arrangements were much the same as before couches, tables, pipes, &c. ; but in the middle of the ? room was a table, the use of which I soon saw, and some chairs. 'When I first went in there was no one but myself there, and before beginning my smoke I - asked a few questions as to the cost of the pipe, &c. My host, who spoke English perfectly, explained ? that pipes varied very...
Welcome to It. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
Welcome to It. Occasionally there comes a reminiscence of the runaway daikey which shows not only his humor, but his irrepressible longing for the boon of free dom. Before the war there came into the public room of a hotel in Canada, near the frontier, one aay a brighfc-looking negro, ' I s'pose you're a runaway slave,' said one of tho men in the room, looking sharply at tho new r™ 1 S ?, i , ne was Pretty well away! mative n°6' darkey responded in the afllr , 'Well we're glad enough that you've got away : ' but you don t seem to look very poor. Have -»ond clothes down S uth ?' g°ott ' Sutcingly , suh ; same olothes as my mason ' ,, But you got a good many thrashings, eh ?' Nebber bad a whipping in my life, sah.' Never thrashed ! Well, but I suppose you don't always get enough to eat, do you ?' hungry'73 ^ enough' 8eramen i nebber went Bald tlle Persistent interrosator. iiMt tbinfc »0^nni8i1iDenJ:i P!enfcy to eat P Now just think of it, he said, addressing a group of oungere. This f...
The Duties of a Railway Shunter. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
The Duties of a Eailway Shunter* The following interesting conyensition appenred recently in Oassell'a Saturday Journal : — ' You may tahe my word For it ; no man'd be a railway shunter if he could firid anything else to do at tbe Bame pay.' ' Why ? On account of the danger ?' ' On account of all aortB of things — night work and weather, and risk of accidents, and hurry and drive, and a good maDy other things — they all make a shunter's life pretty rough, I can tell you. The weather alone 'd be enough for a good many people. Many a night I ha' been out when it's been up to my knees in snow, and half choked with fog, and the coupling set hard with ice. You has to go through it all. No matter what the weather is your trains have to bo made up, and there's sure to be a row if you ain't pretty smart with 'em.' ' I suppose a good many accidentB happen in conGeqnence of your being in a hurry ?' ' OE course tbey do. A man's in between two waggons, He knows he's all behind time, and before ...
The Pope and King Humbert. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
The Pope and King Humbert. M. do Blowitz, in tbe Times report oE the Figaro's interview, recalls his own visit to Kinc Humbert eleven years since. On that occasion, if Beems, his Mniesty would not admit that the Popo could feel any sort of embarrassment in taking n walk in the streets of Bomo. When I asked him, ' But really, your Majesty, if you and the Pope should meet in a Roman highway, what would happen?' Tbe King replied, ' Ah I am the younger I should be the first to bow.' 'Where- upon I took the liberty of replying, ' But your bow would not be enough for tho Pope. He would wish to give your Majesty his benedic» tion.' ' Yery wel),' replied the King, ' I would accept his benediction.' ' Pardon, Sire,' said I, ' but to receive the Papal bene» diction it would be necessary to leave your carriage and kneel.' ' Oh,' cried King Humbert, ' the streets of Eome are too narrow and winding for that sort of ceremony.' And ho changed tbe conversation. In 1883 the King's ' chief pre-occupa...
A Dynamite Airship. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
A Dynamite Airship. Dr. E. Pynchon recently told tbe members of that the Western Society of Engineers (U.S A) that the coming aerial would maintain a speed of 200 miles on hour, and afford cheaper trans portation tbnn any method of terrestrial loco motion. Dr. Pynchon said he was the inventor of an aerial ship propelled by the detonation of high ezploBiveo. He gave a description of aerial planes and principles upon which they will sustain great wtights in tbe atmopbere. He described his vessil, which he sr»id would bo similar to that now being built by Maxim, with the exception of the method of propulsion. The doctor's prin ciple in the discharge of dynamite cartridges through tubes extending to the rear of the airBhip. These cartridgen would bo discharged under a dstonstirj^ plate, and tho eleotricity of tho air would act in puuhing the ship forward. Tho principle was tho same as that of tho explosion of dynamite on fixed bodien, the destructive character of tho discharge being con...
The Music of the Ancient Greeks. A Hymn to Apollo Sung for tho First Time for 2000 Years. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
'The Music of the Ancient Greeks. A Hymn to Apollo Sung for tho First Time for 2000 Years. A ?brilliant assemblage, including many members of the Hellenic Royal Family and tho foreign Dip lomatic Body, gathered on an afternoon in March at the French Archaeological School in Athens, says a Beater's telegram, to hear the first performance of the Greek hymn to Apollo, the music and words of which, engraved on a marble siao, were ait covored laBt autumn in the excavations at Delphi. The director of the school first gave a lecture upon the importance of this unique find, and the hymn was then sung for the first time to a modern audi ence, after being buried in tho earth for upwards ©£?2000 years. ? . ? ? 1
The World in the Year 2000. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
The World in the Year 2000, M. Berthelot delivered a remarkable speech nt tho banquet of the Syndical Chamber of Chemical Product Manufacturers in Paris, on April G, on the subject of ' The World in the Tear 2000.' A report is forwarded by tbe Daily JSTeics correspondent. After say ing that he looked to chemistry for deliver auce from present dav social evilB and for the possibility of realising the Socialists dreams — that is, if a spiritual chemistry could be discovered to change human nature as deeply as chemical science could modify the globe — M. Berthelot continued : — This change will be greatly due to chemistry utili sing the heat of the sun and the central bent, of the globe. The latter can be obtained by shafts 3000 or 4000metres in depth. Modern engineers are equal to the task of sinking. Then the water down so deep would be hot and able to keep all possible machinery go ing. By natural distillation it would furnish fluid free from microbes and would be an un limited sour...
MERCURY JUNIOR. "MORTE." [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
MEKGUKY JUNIOR. 'MOKTE.' Dear little form so fair and ao ohild-llko, Hair a ware ol golden light, waxen brow eo pure and deathlike, .Blue eyes closed, no longer bright Still little lorm. Sweet little lips, a radiant flower Covering pearly teeth the while, Unfolding in loveliness hour by hour Formed to tooth and bless and smile Closed little lips. True tender eyes bo blue and so sun-bright That never again can look love into mine, Or gleam as ol old with that wonderful soul-light Tender sweet orba that in heaven now Bliine— Dim little eyes. Furo snowy hands, so sad and so weary, Xnstinot with pathos and regret. They point to a future tor me so dreary, They hold a past X cannot forget— White little hands. Soft little feet nt peace and rest, From tbe ways and woex of men apart, Carry me hence on your heavenward quest, For death is sweet to a broken heart I— Tired little feet.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 26 May 1894
RILEY'S, OPPOSITE POST OFFICE, West J&flEsBJL'&l.sfex&.d* Great Bargains DURING MAY. liaiM® Just a F©w of tiie Bargains? of whScSi there are Hundreds. ? ;0: ? Bear in mind that we give &-t to the largest buyer during the month of May, and we dis tribute -€1 5s among the four next largest buyers. MAT BARGAINS— SNOW-WHITE BLANKETS from 3s lid MAT BARGAINS— Flannels from 6Jd ? MAT BARGAINS— Flannelettes from 2Jd MAT BARGAINS— Dress Materials from ljd MAY BARGAINS— Dress Materials, double width, 4$d MAT BARGAINS — Ladies' Stays, Is lid MAT BARGAINS— Ladies' and Children's Stockings, 6d ? ' - MAT BARGAINS— Cashmere Gloves, 9d MAT BARGAINS— Ladies' Jackets, 4s lid MAT BARGAINS— J Cloaks, Cs 6d MAY BARGAINS— Wool Shawls, 2s 3d ; Ulsters, 2s lid MAT BARGAINS— Ladies Wool Skirts, 2b lid MAT BARGAINS— Infant's Wool Jackets, la ; BooteeB, 6d MAT BARGAINS— Children's Serge Tunics, 3s lid MAT BARGAINS— Ladies' and Children's Hats, 6d ; Birds and Wings, Gd, etc., e...