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SYDNEY BOUDOIR GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
SYDNEY BOTJBOIH GOSSIP. [Bt Zara.] During Lent we can scarcely be expected to re cord local functions of a very exciting nature, still I attended a garden party last evening at the Bar racks, which although not wildly entertaining was exceedingly pleasant. The two tennis courts in front of the mess rooms make a lovely sweep of green lawn, and there in the bright moonlight ladies and gentlemen in evening costumes promen aded and listened to the delightful music of the Artillery Band. The handsome uniform of the New South Wales Artillery, and the officers of a German war ship now in the harbour, adding considerably to the picturesqueness of the s?ene, and the glanc ing throng gained a softening beauty in the lovely moonlight. The lustre of white satin was intensi fied, and the softer shades of blue and pink were charmingly contrasted by the warmer tones of ted. and ruby. Some rich black gowns in velvet or satin made an effective setting for tho wearers charms, and dresses of fairy - l...
A COWARDLY CRITIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
A CCWABDIT CRITIC, Ma. Hindle has occupied far mo«e of the attention o£ th» Assembly and tbe public this week than be is worth. He . combines the office of preacher with that of legislator, it appears, and adorns oneoffiee just as conspic uously as he ennobles the other. Last Sunday preaching at a harveet thauktgivmg festival at Lithf»ow he ascribed the hii dranees offered in Parliament to the temperance cau»e progressing to the preeenue iii the Assembly of some notoriouu -Jrunk-?n blackguard*. He cried shame on the electors who tvould rote for some licentious drunken brute be cause he held the snme opinions on certain qnestione. He had been a eye- witness of so much drunkenness on the part of the old politics! clique that he felt bound to speak out. Good legislation could only be obtained from men of honest, clean, and sober lives, bufc the men now foretnoat iu framing laws were great at underground engineering, and in buying voteB. One of the foremost members of the Asaembly had t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
THEE Ilidi ilCiiili IliOl il WL is 0 THE MEBOURY is Published DAILY Every Evening at the Office in High street, West Maitland. A WEEKLY EDITION ia put forth EVERY SATUR DAY MORNING-. Terms off Subscription : FOR THE MAITLAND DAILY MEROUBY: If Paid in Advance ? 6s per quarter, . If Booked ? 8b per quarter. Single Copies, Id. Each. ¥OE THE MAITLAND \WEBKLY MEBOUBY : ; If Paid iu Advance ? 2s per quarter. I£ Booked ? 3s per quarter. Single Copies, 2d. Each. ALL SEVEN ISSUES of the MEBOUBY If Paid in Advance ? 8a per quarter If Booked ? 10s per quartet Town and Country Alike. £IT The Circulation o£ the M ercury has never been equalled by that of any Provincial Newspaper in New South Wales, and we are determined that it never shall. Single Copies of any publication can always be had at this Office or from street sellers ; but our own office boys have . been cautioned not to sell papers in the streets under any pretext whaterer. IS^Mca to Umtinn and Subscribers. - Advertisements must be d...
Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for February. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for February. Kitchen Garden : Celery must be earthed up as required, and more n-ay be planted out for a succession. Continue to sow peas, beano, oeet, turnips, broccoli, &c, and plant out whateter may be left in the seed beds. Carefully attend to QuoUB\'fcKr plants, watering %vpll in dry weather. — Flower Garden : Thin Out dal\Hii buds. Plant out perennial and biennial (lowering plants, such as stoclca, sweet- Williams, &c, in oloudy-days, and give them water. Keep all beds and borders Irae Iroin weedR ; remove all decayed bloom.— OnciiAUD and Fruit Garden : Attend to all fruit trees, remaving all ripe fruit. Clear grape vinea from all useless shoots and tendrils. Bee that all the branches are exposed to the sun and air.— , xTield Operations: Sow Cape barley and turnips. Plant potatoes. Keep maize crops clean. Cut tobacco. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 83, 1894.
METEOROLOGICAL REPORT. WEST MAITLAND. READING, 9 A.M. 23RD FEBRUARY, 1894. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
METEOROLOGICAL REPORT, WEST iMAITr. AND. Heading, 0 a.m. 23rd FEnnuAHY, 1894. Thermometer— Maxim: m, 85 1 minimum, Si. Rainfall— 38 points. Be»iirJC8-S.S.\T., light, 6U9. , ' ,.,.-? /
Daily Weather Report. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
Daily Weather Report. The following weather nnd meteorological information was received to-day at the Wcat Maitland telegraph station:— Armidale — WeBt, fine ; 18 points. Aberdeen— S., lifiht, fine. Branxton — Calm, fine; 55 points. Bourkc— S.E.. fine Boggabri— Calm, fine. Barraba— S.B., fine, clear; 34 points ; river low, Binj-ara— S.W , light, fine; ai points -, river low. Brewarrina— Cnlm, fine. Cassilis— Calm, fine. Coolah— Culm, fine. ' Coonabarabran— Calm, fine. Coonamble— Calm, fine. Clarence Town— S.E , fine. Denman-rCalm, fine; 71 points. DliDgog— Calm, cloudy ; 87 points. Greta— Cnlm, fine. Glen Innea— Cnlm, fine, clear ; 41 points. , Goodoogn — Culm, line. Gunnedah— Calm, fine. Gundy— E,, fine Jerry's Plains— Calm, line ; 27 points Slerriwa— Cnlm, fine MuBwellbrook— Calm, fine, olear; 39 points Moonan Brook — Calm, fine Morpeth— S.W., fine; 10 points Millie-S.. (ino Morce— S . tine ' Manilla— Calm, fine, clear; 30 points; river low MorII MorII— Calm, fine i Mangindi— Calm...
Maitland Commercial Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
Maitland Commercial Intelligence. The improved tone noticeable in business in our last issue has b:en fully maintained throughout the week, which has been the briskest for some time past. The season promises well for the farmers, some of. whom are now getting their first returnB for a considerable time, and the effect is welcomely felt all round. The Union sales this weeK were very largely attended, and pales brisk. Maize is slightly lower, as predicted last week, and already the new crop is being brought into the Market. The latest quotations are : — Flour, £9 to .£10 per ton, according to quality. ' Wheat, dull j beat quoted at 3s 3d ; interior 2a 9d to 3s. Maize plentiful, 2* 9d to 3s per bushel. Oats— seed, 2s 3d to 2s 9d per bushel ; feed, 2a 6d to 3s. Barley— Cape, 2s Gd to 3o par bushel ; English 2s 6d to 3s. Bran, — Malzona, £5 per ton ; other sorts £4t fis. . Pallard, £-1: 103 to £5 per ton. Chaff, £3 15s to £-!? per ton Hay— Lucerne, in demand, £2 10s to £3 per ton i oaten...
LATE GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
LATE GJSNESAL ETBWS. The three little girls who disappeared from their homo at Essendou, Victoria, on Wciluc3day morn ing, oliid only in their night cfocbes, turned up yestfrdrty morning1 in a half-starved condition. They said they had bouii enjnymc themselves. A frtrmcr named M'AIurtrie.. living near Peters burg. S A. has loat seven of his family, including his wife, from diphtheria, in fivti dny-3. The State BuboM at Laura has been clo.-ud owing to an epi demic of diphtheria. A iniddle-afjed nmu named Samuel Gannon was sentenced to six months imprisonment at the Cen tral Criminal Court yestenUy for forging tho name of his brother Unary Gannon, a solicitor at Goul burn, to a i-hequu for £2. A ehftrne haa bnan v.vvh* by Alderman TTorria, of' the Sydney City Council th it koiuo of his brother aldermen hare become either directly or indirectly interested in contracts with rhe council, and there fore improperly holding KeatB in it. The deuth is atmnunced of Mr. O. W. Eoberts, of Sydney...
GRETA. MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
GRETA. MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. This Council held a special meeting on- Thursday at 10 a.m., and all the aldermen were present, the Mayor (Alderman Connolly) being in the chair. The minutes of the previous meeting having been read and passed, Correspondence was read from Messrs. Leaver and Son asking the approval of the Council for some stone steps they had laid down in front of their place of business. Resolved, 'That the con sideration of this matter be left in the hands of the Improvement Committee.' The Council then went into the election of com mittees, when the following were chosen to serve during the ensuing municipal year: — Finance: The Mayor, and Aldermen Waugh and A. Pryor. Improvement : The Mayor, Aldermen Rylatt, Har man, Kilroy, and Southall. Bye-laws : Aldermen Harman, Kilroy, and B. Pryor. Sanitation : The whole of the Council. Treasurer: Alderman A. Pryor. Members to sign cheques : The Mayor and Alderman A. Pryor. Vehiole Committee : Alderman Rylatt, Kilroy, Harman, Sout...
DISTRICT NEWS. OSWALD. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
DISTRICT NEWS. [From our Correspondents.] OSWALD. The Gbape Harvest. — At the beginning of the season we made it our business to visit and inspect the above verdant little oasis by the river, and at that time, it will be remembered, we were able to give a glowing account of the forward condition of the vineyards of the place, and to hold out high hopes of a prosperous harvest for the vignerons there. It was but a dream, however ; a mirage of the imagi nation that melted away with the advance of the summer, and left only disappointment in its Btead to reward the industry of the husbandman and the lavish hand of nature. We were down there again on Wednesday, and in a conversation we had with Mr. A. Harman we learned that his grape crop at least has been a dismal failure, and that the crop barely paid for the labour of harvesting it. Mr. Harman had, at the beginning of the season, over eight acres under grape vines, and at that time a more beautiful or promising vineyard would have bee...
SNOWBALL. CHAPTER II. IN WHICH WE MEET TWO PROFESSIONAL LADIES [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
SNOWBALL. CHAPTER II. IN WHICH WE MEET TWO PROFESSIONAL LADIES ? A gust of October wind, a dash of October rain, a Tjlack, October sky, the smiling face of a stout little man, waiting on the threshold— these great Jemima Ann as she opens the door. A carriage Stands just outside, its twin lamps beaming redly an the darkness. ' *?? 'Ah, Miss Jemima, good-evening,' says this -( amiling apparition, ' although it ia anything but a S ' good evening. A most uncommon bad evening, I J' should say, instead. How are you, and how is i , ^ Aunt Hopkins, now that the eupper and the six V^ ? and'twenty are off her mind ? And is she in ? But '*£ » of course she's in,' says Mr. Rogeis, waiting for no ?'_'- answers. ' Who would be out that could be in such K a night ? Just tell her I'm here, Jemima Ann — ' l* come by appointment, you kcow j and there's lady £;?*. in the hack at the door, and a little eirl. You so 1 I lt and tell Mrs. Hopkins, Jim, my dear, and I'll fetch 1 ( _ the lady along to the p...
LATEST CABLEGRAMS. London, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
LITEST CABLEGRAMS. [From the Press Telegraph. Association.] Londcn, Thursday. London anarchists threaten to blow up the mills and residences of three wealthy manufacturers at Blackburn. This action, they declare, will be dona to assert the rights of the poor. The University of Cambridge has conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws upon Earl Kintore, Governor of South Australia. It is reoorted that at the comintr sreneral election Mr. Gladstone will not Beek re-election for Midlothian. Sir Jas. Carmichael, the present Liberal member for Glasgow, is named as the probable candidate in the interest of the party. Conservative unionist leaders in Scotland have been instructed to prepare for a general election within a month. ? ' Consternation has been caused in Paris by the discovery of a bomb in the Palais Boyal. When discovered the missile was attached to a fuse which, had been lighted and was burning steadily. Had not the discovery been made, a few minutes later the whole place would hav...
GUNNEDAH. Friday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
GMNNEDAH. Friday afternoon. A scientific and economic conversazione held here on Wednesday and Thursday was a great success. A splendid exhibit of wool in the raw material, in the process of manufacture and finished as clothes ; a collection of minerals, fossils, and getna ; photographs of the moon, planet3, stars, and lightening flashes, lent by the Observatory ; microscopes, also a magnificent collection in two albums of stamps, etc., of Now South Wales, were all exhibited by Mr. Van Weenan. Dr. Lee had batteries, and a microscope, and gave a magic lantern entertainment with descriptive lec tures. Other exhibits, such as the finest collection of indigenous grasses in the colony, were shown by Mr. H. Cameron. A printing prcs3 ah work. Fijian. ? cursos, watchmaking at work, and sciantific instru ments and inventions were also shown. The whole was pronounced a great success as it was a first attempt given by the literary and debating society.
MUSWELLBROOK. Friday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
MUSWELLBROOK. Friday afternoon. At the police court to-day, Charles Castledine was brought xxp on remand and charged before Messrs. C. E. Doyle and T. Spencer'; Justices of tho Peace, with stealing the sum of ,£51 from the person of John Vaughn. The accused, who is brother-in-law of the prose cutor, John Vaughn, was arrested at Denman by Constable Stein. Previous to his arrest, the accused admitted being in° Vaughan's company at Muswell brook on the day the money was lost, but denied having any further knowledge of it. He after wards acknowledged taking the money simply on account of the prosecutor being intoxicated, andf unable to take care of it, and that it was his full intention to return the money to the owner. A large amount of evidence was adduced, after which tho bench committed the accused to take his trial at the next Sessions to be held at Singleton on the 16th March next. Mr. J. E. Mclntyre for Mr. Fitz gerald appeared for the accused. Bail was allowed.
GUNNEDAH MARKETS. Gunnedah, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
GUNNED AH MARKETS. Gunnedah, Friday. Messrs. Bacon and Co. report : — Weather very warm and dry, and rain is badly needed. There was a fair demand for all descriptions of ' eheep at low prices, but few sales going through. There was -no improvement in the store cattle markets. We yarded 400 cows and 170 calves for auction at (jairindi last Friday, but turned them out, and now hold for sale pri- ? vately. We can place fat sheep for station delivery at current rates, and yard about 140 horses at our special sale here next Monday. Wa have sold 5000 store sheep, 1600 fat sheep, 150 fat cattle, and a siiburban farm.
LATE MARKET NEWS. SYDNEY. [FROM THE PRESS TELEGRAPH ASSOCIATION.] Friday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
LATE MARKET HEWS. SYDNEY. [From thb Pbess Telegraph' Association.] Friday afternoon. Flour: New South Wales old roller at JB8 5a to £8 103, Victorian stone £7 10s to £T 15s, new roller £7 15s to £8. Wheat, nominally 2s lid; chiofc wheat, 2s 9d to 2s lOd ; bran, 7d ; maize, prime old River 2s lid, new Clarence Biyer 2a to 2s 3d ; pollard, 8Jd ; o»ts, 2s 7a, fair feed 2a 5d to 2s Sd; chaff, Victorian prime £3 5s to £3 7s 63,. other sorts from £3, local prime .53 103 ; barley, 3s to 3s 3d. Lucerne : Hunter Biver £3 10s, railway choice £3 to £3 7s Si ; hay, £3 5s to £3 10-s j onions, £6 5s. Hunter Eiver potatoes not quoted. Straw meets with fair enquiry ; local bundles £2, derrick pressed £2: Butter, fair demand; creamery and best brands of factory 8£d, factory 7d to 8d, dairy 6d to 7d, pastry'4d to 5di Bacon, hand cured Gd to 6Jd, machine-cured 5d to 5$d, middles 7d to 8d ; hams,- colonial 9d to 10d', machine cured 5d to 7d ; beeswax, dark 8Jd, good bright lOd, choice to 10id; honey; 3...
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. SYDNEY. Friday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. [From tiie Press Telegraph Association.] SYDNEY. Friday afternoon. Whf-n the petition for winding up the Greta Collieries Company came on in Equity to-day, Mr. Kuox applied for a further postponement till Tuesday. He stated the terms of settlement were arranged, and only awaited a cable from London to be confirmed. The application was granted. Sir George Dibbs was to have received two depu tations to-day, but as he did not put in an appear ance at his office, owing, it is understood, to a slight indisposition, the interviews were postponed in definitely. John O'Neill, found guilty of a charge of sotting fire to the Tarragon Hotel, and Adam Mutch for being accessory, were to-day sentenced, the former to three and the latter to five years' hard labour. Montgomery and Williams, the two men charged with burglary and with having maliciously wounded police constables with intent to murder, wero again before the court to-day. The Court waa cleared of 'some 200 peo...
Sir Charles Napier and Mrs. Serjeant Rowe. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
Sir Charles Napier and Mrs. Serjeant Kowe. In the snmmer of 18G4 I was despatched by my employers to New York. The event was an impor tant one. I have, in my sketches of the ' Bar and the Press,' referred to this journey, which was undertaken by the Government of the day for the purpose of capturing Miiller, tho murderer of Mr. Bribers. During the voyage I struck up an acquaintance with one of tho officers of the crew, an intelligent fellow, the expression of whose face told me, as plainly as face could tell, that he had not spent the major part of his life in crossing the Atlantic. There was a restlessness about the eyes which seemed to have the power of looking every where at once. There was withal an openness of manner which convinced me that whatever vicissitudes he had encountered, the dual virtues of lonour and eourage were not lacking. His face was bronzed with the heat of warmer climates than England or Cousin Jonathan's Home ; his eyes were darkblue and piercing in their ga...