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Plattsburg and Wallsend Amateur Turf Club Races. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
Plattsburg and Wallsend Ama teur Turf Club Races. The following weights have been declared by the handicapper, Mr. W. C. Quinton, for the above races, to take place over Wallsend course on Satur day next, the 3rd of March : — Fls-ing Handicap, 6 furlongs. — Butcher Boy 8-5, Paradox 7-13, Bundah 7-6, Philopena 7-6, Bndge ment 6-12, Topsy 6-8, Myles 6-7, Jack the Eobber (late Jack Jones) 6-7. Plattsburu Handicap, one mile. — All Eight 8-2, Everisfcis 8-2, Faber 8-1, The Eat 7-10, Decimal 7-5, Barooaa 7-2, Punchestown 7-1, Negus 6-7. Welter Handicap; 7 furlongs. — Strephon 9-6, Prince of Walas 8-6, Amalgam 8-6, Wastrel 8-6, Jack tho Eobber (late Jack Jones) 8-0. Farewell Handicap, 6 furlongs.— Butcher Boy 8-5, Paradox 7-13, Decimal 7-10, Baroona 7-7, Bun dfth 7-6, Philopena 7-6, Bridgment 6-12, Negus 6-12, Top3y 6-8. Myles 6-7.
The Conversazione at the Town Hall. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
The Conversazione at the Town Hall. This exhibition and sale of work in aid of the funds of the Wesleyan Church was again largely patronised yesterday evening, the room throughout the night being quite as fully occupied as was com fortable for freely moving about. The earlier part of the evening in the musical department was in charge of the Federal Band,, who contributed a number of selections. Afterwards a nice pro gramme was gone vniougu. j no uuuir jreiiueitu a couple of glees. Mr. W. A. Oliver sang a song the name of which we did not ascertain. Mius Lizzie Smith was in good voice, and tendered very acceptably, 'Sweet spirit, hear my prayer.' Miss Hill came nest with a pianoforte solo, after which Mr. Birkenhead sang ' When ether lips.' Master Robinson rendered a violin solo, and Mr. W. Scobie sang ' Mona.' The Rev. J. E. Carruthers has been on duty the whole time the Conversazione has been open, giving a general supervision to the whole proceedings. He has been ably assisted by...
ECHOES OF SPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
ECH0ESr0P SPORT. From Hay comes news of the death of Mr. John Austin Keighran, a sportsman of the old sohooJ, and the son of a sportsman of a Btill older school. Mr. Keighran, who was born at Campbelltown in 1824, was one of the pioneers of the Hay district, where he wa8 Inspector of Stock at the time of his death. In his early life Mr. Keiehran was a smart nedes tnan, b*it ho was beaten in a match by Dicker Hamilton (indentical with 'the Adelaide Stag' and 'Tout Cela,' a sporting pressman) in 1849. Of late years he did not take a very active interest in turf matters, o^ing to his posi tion as a Government servant, but in the good old days that are gone, when C. M. Lloyd and the Brewers patronised our heath, he followed racing pursuits with great success. Amongst other horses he owned and raced such good ones as Pimpampa, Knight Templar, Our Noll, Carmelite, Eed Eover, Evidence, Dundee, Brown Duchess (dam of Mamba), Lucifer, Lady Godiva (dam of Creeping Jane), Sloucher (late Selecto...
East Maitland Police Court. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 23. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
East Maitland Police Court. Friday, February 23. The Bench at the East Maitland Police Court this morning was occupied by the Police Magistrate (Mr. J. N. Brooks). Breach op the Railway By- Laws. — Percy Gorrick, of Waratah, was charged on the informa tion o£ Angus McLean, railway inspector, with hav ing on the 19th January last while travelling by the up mail train to Sydney refused to show his ticket when demanded by an authoneed person, contrary to the by-laws in such cases made and provided. Mr. Millard (Sparke and Millard) ap peared for defendant, who pleaded not guilty. The case came before the Bench last «ourt day, but was dismissed on a technical objection that the publica tion of the by-laws had not been proved at the railway station, (East Maitland) where the offence was said to have been committed and a fresh information was taken out. The evidence of the prosecution was to the effect that on the 19th January defendant was travelling in the 6.50 p.m. train to Sydney, and ...
THE TEMPORARY BRIDGE OVER WALLIS' CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
THE .TEMPOEAKY BEIDGE OVEE WALLIS' CEEEK. Sir, -There is a reason for most things, and may I ask you to inform your readers, if you can, the motive for there being such a great depression in the temporary bridge at Wallis' Creek? If aconomv: I fear the nroof. Ifc may be to give some sleepy horses the idea of the pleasure of a ' switch back.' — I am, etc., OLIVEE WANSEY. East Maifcland, Feb. 23, 1894. Every man is the architect of his own fortune was the profeasional figure employed by Appius Claudius the Blind, and borrowed f com his occupa tion as an architect in former years. He is said to have introduced it in the appeal by which Eome became the mistress of the world.
Valued His Opinion Highly. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
Valued His Opinion Highly. Lawyers, as a class, are often bothered by friends and acquaintances who in a purely innocent manner ask their opinions on legal technicalities, with never an idea of paying for the information. A person of this class received a well merited re buke recently from a well-known legal luminary. Meeting the lawyer he drew from his pocket a five dollar-bill and eaid : ' Give me your opinion on this note. Is it good ?' The lawyer took it, examined it carefully, and then rendered his decision. ' It is perfectly good,' he 8aid, and in a nonchalant way he folded it up and put it in his pocket. ' And now,' said the other, ' I'll thank you for tke money.' ' Oh, no,' replied the attorney. ' I'll retain fc as my fee. To give advice is my r rofeaaicn, and I cannot afford to reader an important opinion ?without pay,'
Mr. Warden, and Councillors. West Maitland Feb. 19th. 1894. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
Mr. Warden, and Councillors. West Maitland Feb. 19th. 1894. Sir, 'and Gentlemen, — I am instructed by the Louth Park Tunnel Committee to ask you if the grant of £75 paid to your Council three years ago for cleaning out the drain at Louth Park, haB been expended for the purpose for which it was granted and if not expended in tbe manner for which it was directed will your Council favor our Committee to have the dram trimmed and cleaned out at once, on account of drain being in condition for same. A favourable consideration of this letter will oblige our Committee. Tours, etc., David Clark, Secretary.
A Trip to Denman Races. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
A Trip to Denman Races. (From a correspondent.) At the invitation of host Yeates, of the Family Hotel, Muswellbrojk, your correspondent bad a most enjoyable drive to Denman to witness the races on Friday last, the weather being mosc favourable. LeaviDg the Brook at 9.30, wich a nio; brisk breeze blowing, we passed Skellatar, th«n Balmoral — which reminds me of all the assistance we have got from the Mercury by giving- publicity to that roundabout way and climbing hills iusteud of the rond going through Balmoral and thence straight on to Deamun. However, the road is still the same and likely to be so, but in real good order. Since my last drive along this road there has been vast improvements. I see Mr. James White, of Edinglassie, has had erected a most inaunificent stone building j he has also gone in for agricultural pursuits, as there can be seen some splendid crops of maize along the bank of the Hunter. We next came to the Piercefield Estate, where Mr. Withycombe has had erected...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. LOUTH PARK TUNNEL. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. LOUTH PAEK TUNNEL. Sir, — Will you kindly allow me a small space in your valuable columns with reference to a mis statement made by tha Secretary, of the District Council ou Tuesday last, which I can only attribute to his having spoken from memory and having a confused recollections of what passed between us last Tuesday. Now, sir, I, aa Secretary of the Louth Park Tunnel Committee, was authorised to write to the District Council respecting a vote of money granted three years ago for the purpose of cleaning out the drain at Louth Park. I - wrote as instructed, de livered to the Secretary of the District Council a letter to be placed before the Warden and Coun cillors. This letter was acknowledged but not produced. I would like to know if it is not the duty of a paid Secretary to produce, all correspond ence for consideration of the Council. The Secre tary of the District Council said that they had spent the money for roads, but had replaced it again. Our commi...
OFFICIAL LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
OFFICIAL LETTER. We have been requested to publish the following communication, received by Mr. H. H. Brown, M.P., from the Works Department : — Public Works Department, Sydney, 15th Feb., 1894. Sir, — VTith reference to your letter of tfco Gth instant, uraint? renairs to fch« hridcra ovsr tVi« Williams River at Clarence Town, I am diracted to inform you that the Secretary for Public Works has approved of the sum of .£370 being granted for the purpose, and instructions will be given for the work to be put in hand with as httla delay as possible. — I have, etc., J. Barmng, TJnder-Secretary.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
SALES BY AUCTION. By Order of the Mortgagees. MR. S. J. SCULLY has been instructed to sell by public auction, at Cas3ilis, 3rd March, An ALLOTMENT OF LAND, situated at Borambil, containing half acre, on which is a Cottage built of wood, and roofed with iron, contain ing 5 rooms, ateo large shed and well. Also, Half Share in ALLOTMENT OF LAND, situated at Denman, containing half-acre, on which is a Store and Kesidence, occupied by Thomas Oxfords Cassilis, Fob. 19, 1894. 5G8
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
S&BBPP1S3G. mHE NEWCASTLE and HUNTER ElVER JL STEAMSHIP CO. (Litnited.)-;rhe Company s First-class PASSENGER STEAMERS NIGHTLY (Sundat 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. ^^ ^^ Conversazione, Musical Festival, and Sale of Work AT TOWN HALL, WEST KJAITLAMD. TO-ISflGHT, TO'M3GHT, AT 7.30. In Consequence of the Great Success of the above the Committee have decided that it will REMAIN OPEH untuT mam w- mm ftlhen Every Article will be Sold. In Aid op the Funds op the Wesletan Chubch. A HOST 01'' ATTRACTIONS.— Phonograph, ?with latest improvements ; Choice Music by the ?j, Federal Band ; Glees and Choruses ; Vocal and In ' ' strumental Solos by Best Performers. ADMISSION, 6d; CHILDREN, 3d. ^ ? Wl NGTIICES. GRETA MOTZCIPALITY, APPLICATIONS are invited until Monday, the 26th inst., at 6 p.m., from Competent Persons to fill...
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. THE ELECTORAL ACT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. THE ELECTORAL ACT. Some important information with regard to the working of the new Electoral Act was elicited by Dr. Boss in the Assembly. It appears that the introduction of the one man one voto prin ciple has caused an actual decrease of more than 10 per cent, in those entitled to exercise the franchise. Under the old law there were in 1893 316,653 persons on the rolls, whilst tinder the new Act tbe number ot voters nas been red«cea to 286,915, a falling-off of nearly 30,000. The decrease is divided pretty equally between the city and snburban and tbe country electorates, and is caused doubtle3s by the abolition of the plural vote. BAYKBNTS TO PUBLIC SBETANTS. v^ Mr. Miller did his best to increase the expendi tnre of the country by asking for the preparation of a number of costly and useless returns relating to civil servants and tbe amount of money paid them whilst absent on sick leave or holidays. He asked the question of the head of each department, but ...
PARLIAMENT OF NEW SOUTH WALES. Thursday, February 22. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. VARIOUS BILLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
PARLIAMENT OP NSW SOUTH WALES. (Herald.) Thursday, February 22. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. VARJOUS BILLS. Several Orders of the Day were postponed, and after discussion the second reading of tbe Custody of Children and Children's Settlement Bill was agreed to, and the measure was passed through committee without material amendment. Mr. White moved the second reading of the Agreements Validating Acb Eepeal Bill, but as he intimated he was opposed to the measure the President ruled that the lion, member was out of order, and the motion was postponed for a fortnight. An attempt was then made to proceed with the further considera tion in committee of t'ae Apprentices Bill, but no progress was made as some opposition was shown to the 14th clause, restricting the hours of labour pf apprentices to 43 per week, and the discussion will be resumed next week. THE MINING ON PBIVATH LANDS BILL. The House having gone into committee npon the Mining on Private Lands Bill, Dr. MacLaurin stated that he had...
MILLER'S FOREST. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
MILLER'S FOREST. The monthly meeting of the Progress Committee was held on Monday evening, the 19th instant. The attendance was very fair. Mr. W. Osborn, (Preeident), occupied the chair. Minute3 of previous meeting were read and confirmed. The President was then instructed to purchase a cover ing for the flood boat. The Secretary was in structed to write to the Road Superintendent re a complaint made that some person lifts the floodgate ? on the new drain near Gallen's, and allows the tide waters to flow through, thereby causing damage to the drain and roadway. A resolution was moved by Mr. Whitmarsh, seconded by Mr. W. Monkly that the Secretary be instructed to write to the manager of the steamship com pany, complaining of the very unsatisfactory way in which the boats are calling ah the wharf for produce ; also the way produce is ex posed to all weathers through the dilapidated eon. dition of the shed, which was destroyed by the flood. The meeting then terminated. A public meeting...
FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
FEBRUARY. ?B -g 1'iiasks or the Moon. § £ New Moon ? Cth ... 7.60 a.m. !3 '' First Quarter.. 13th ... 8 48 p.m. ?S 'S *ull Moon ? 20th ... 12 21 p ra. ° -g x s* Last Quarter... 27th ... 10.33 p.m. g g O Q Apogee, 2nd, Sam. Perigee, 18th, 7 a.m. « w Remarkable Events. a m p m ) Thur Spurgeon died 1892 6 23 7 4 ?) Fri HaiHvay to Albury opened. 1881 Cv4 7 4 ?' 8 Sat River Darlinc discovered 182D S 25 7 3 4 Son Quinquasesima Sundisy 5 20 7 2 Mton Oarlyle died 1881 6 27 7 1 fi Tuei Anniversary of Black Thursday 0 28 7 0 7 Wed A*h Wednesday 5 29 0 SD 8'1'hur Flrnt printing press in England 1471 5 30 « 68 ?- 9 l'ri . Bishop HoopiT burned 1555 5 81 8 S8 Id Sat (0) Maryborough (Q ) lounded 1851 5 32 0 S7 11 SUN 1st Sunday in Lent S33G5C 11 .Nton (11) Melb Public Library opened 1850 5 34 0 55 13Tuen i7) H.M.S Orph. us wrecked at N.Z. 1802 5 356 54 14 WVd St. Valentine's Day ' 5 30 0 S3 15 T.hur l»,000 sheep burned at Stawel), Vio. 1851 5 37 G 62 16 Fri Tasmania settled by Lt. Gov. Collins ? 5...
EUWYLONG, RAYMOND TERRACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
EUWYLONG, RAYMOHD TERRACE. On Saturday l(iBt a very enjoyable tea and con cert was held in the school grounds, Euwylong, under the auspices of the local Progress Committee, and these gentlemen are to be warmly congratu lated on the highly satisfactory way in which all the details were arranged and carried out. There was only one drawback, occasioned Dy Gnat perverse and erratic individual, the Clerk of the Weather, ref DBing to be controlled by the Progress Committee or any one else. The visitors, however, paid little heed to his sullen looks, for despite black clouds1 and muddy roads the grounds were crowded early in the afternoon. ' After a time the good temper of the visitors re-acted upon the weather; sunlight crept between the clouds, and blue skies pre vailed for the lemainder of the evening. A pretty marquee stood in one corner of the grounds, and in it was spread a most de licious 'tiffin.' The prettily decorated tables fairly groaned beneath the weight of everything a tired...
THE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
-*' THE DAY. ? Femiuaiiy 23 .—St. Screnus, a gardener, martyr, 307. St. Boisll, prior of Melrose, 6C4. St. Milburfie, virgin, abbeaa in £hrop3hlre. Beventli century. Doaitbeus, monk of Palestine, f eter Dami&n, cardinal, 1072. Born.— Samuel Pcpys, dlariBt, Secretary to the Admiralty, 1032, Brumpton (or London); George Frederick lUnicl, muBiol composer, 1035, Halle : William ftlaaon, poet, 1725, XfttU; Prince Henry Benedict Stuart, Cardinal York, 1725. Ditd.— I'ope KuRenius the Fourth, 1447 ; Sir Thomas Wyntt, beheaded, l&.M, 'lower; Stauisluua the First oi Poland, 1700 j Sir Joshua Keynolda, painter. 1702, I/ci-x&te.r-Sqwire\ Dr. Joseph Wharton, Professor of Poetry, Oxon., 1S00. Wickham, Hants; John Keuts, poet, 1821, J!ome; Joanna Balllie, poet and dramatist, 1851, Ha-pslr.atl. Event.— Discovery ol Hie Uato-Btreet conspiracy, 1820. ,