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MELBOURNE. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
MELBOURNE. Friday. A German named A. L. Spouche, who arrived from Sydney on Friday and took up his residence at the Grand Hotel, was fonnd dead in bed this morning. The (detectives have arrested James McNeil, a caroenter. and Michael Dillon, a labourer, on a charge of obtaining goods by fake pretences. The men were identified as those who, it is alleged, committed frauds on well-known wholesale ware housemen by means of bogus telephone messages. Alexander Middleton, a theatrical manager, commenced an action to-day against Frederick Collerel, glass importer. Damages are laid at £1000.
Relics of Robert Burns. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
Relics of Robert Burns. The following lines, in the handwriting of Burns, are copied, according to the Mirror 1824, from a bank note then in the possession of Mr. James Gracie, of Dumfries. The note is of the Bank of Scotland ; and is dated as far back as the 1st March, 178G :— Wao worth thy power, thou curded leaf! Fell source o' a' my woe and Rrlet ! For lack o' thee I've lost my lasa ! — For lack o' thee I pcrimp my glass. For the children of aflliction Unaided, thro' thy curn'd restriction, I've seen the oppresRor'n cruel smile, Amid his hapless victim's spoil. For luck o' thee I leave this much lov'd shore, Never, perhaps, to creet old Sootland more. It is estimated that the four ages of typography have produced no less than 3,011,960 works. Tak ing each work at three volumes, and reckoning «ach expression to consist of only 300 copies, the actual amount of volumes which have iusued from the presses of Europe, clown to tho ye^r 1816, appears to be 3,277,640,000. Between the yea...
Veterans' Cricket Match. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
Veterans' Cricket Match, A veterans' cricket match was played on the Albion Ground' this afternoon between sidea captained respectively by Messrs. John Rourke and Jas. H. Brunker, in the presence of a fairly large gathering of spectators. A small admission fee was charged to the ground, the raroceeda of which will be devoted to the Albion Cricket Club's fundB. When we reached the ? ground the first innings had just been completed, and Mr. Geo. Kedwell, photographer, was busily engaged - taking a photo of the players grouped. The game, we believe, was not devoid of fun, incident, and excitement, and the players, many of whom had donned the orthodox cricketing costume, were frequently applauded by their friends. Old Sam Cosstick and W. Scobie did all the execution in the bowling, while George Moore showed by his score of 13 that his hand had not loot its cunning with the bat. He was the only player fortunate enough to make double figures, W. W. Birkmyre, 9, being the next best score, ...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
LOCAL NEWS. The Royal Colonial Institute. — We have Part III, Vol. XXII of the Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute. Ifc contains Miss Shaw's paper on ' The Australian Outlook,' which has attracted much attention and has advertised Australia favourably in England. Beibob over Wallis1 Creek. — In a recent issue it waB stated thafc ,£350 was the probable cost of the temporary bridge oyer Wallis' Creek which ia designed to do duty during the erection of the new iron bridge. We now learn upon reliable authority that the cost will only be about £155. Handball. — A handball match was played at the Sacred Heart College on Wednesday evening between teams representing the College and St. John's Boys' School. The Collegians won rather easily by 4 games to none, scoriDg 84 points to 39 : A. Burke and R. O'Halloran beat Mr. Cahill and J. Tobin 21—15, A. Britton and W. Wilkinson beat D. Gibbs and T. Maher 21—8, A. Brifcton and J. Nolan beat M. Cahill and J. Tobin 21—11, A. Britton and W. Wilk...
Figur-8-Tive Courtship. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
Fignr-8-Tive Courtship. They carry economy of labour and material to considerable height in America. This remarks the ' Girls Own, Paper,' beats phonetic printing : — 2 lovers sat beneath the shade, And I un 2 the other said, now 14 » cnau you, oe a. Have smiled upon this suit of mine ! If 5 a heart, it beats for you ; Thy voice is mu 6 melody. 'Tis 7 to be thy loved 1, 2 ; Say, Oy nymph, wilt marry me ?' Then lisped she soft, 'Why, 13 ly.' A singular fact has been revealed by the carefully kept death records. ThiB is a steady diminution in England in the number of deaths frcm scarlet fever, which fell from 14,275 in 1881 to 4,956 in 1891. No adequate explanation has been offered. As contributing causes, however, Dr. - William Ogle finds (1) that the proportion of children to the population materially declined in the decade (2) that jtha isolation of the sick and other sanitary practices become more general, and (3) that in some unknown way scarlet fever has been gradually assuming ...
Hints for Housewives. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
Hints for Housewives. Light scorch marks may be removed by simply moistening them with water and laying in i the .sun. All embroideries and coloured garments should be ifoned on the wrong side, whenever practicable. The skinB of new potatoes can be removed more quickly with a stiff vegetable brush than by scrap A Denny's worth of whiting and a bottle of ammonia will keep silver forks, spoons and other table ware always bright and shining. , Instead of toasting bread for pea soup, porridge, etc.,' try drying it or roasting it till crisp in the oven and see how superior it will be. Gold glass, so called, has become very popular as novelty for table use, and while it is really very choice and pretty, it by no meanB crowds cut glass, which/is as staple us one's plate and choieest linen. To prevent fruit juices from soaking through the bottom crusts of pie, first moisten the crust with the white of an egg before putting in the fruit. Book rest and table combined, the ink-stand so arrange...
DISTRICT TELEGRAMS. NEWCASTLE. Friday. THR PLATTSBURG DISTURBANCES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 23 February 1894
Dial fill I IljijIililiAJild. [Fiom oub Correspondents ~] NEWCASTLE. Friday. THB PLATTSBUBG DISTURBANCES. Yesterday Hewitt Banfield and Gomer Davies were brought up on remand at the Wallsend Police Court, charged before Messrs. W. E. Henry, P.M., and H. Sushton, J.P., with riotous behaviour at Plattsburg on the 13th inst. Sub-Inspector Saunders appeared for the prose cution, and Mr. T. Cronin for the defence. The court was crowded, and the proceedings lasted all day. On the last occasion the evidence for the prosecution was taken. Yesterday, that for the defence was paroly heard, Wm. Worboys, corporation labourer, was in Mac quarie-etreet, Plattsburg, on the 13th inst., when the free labourers were being escorted from the Co-operative Colliery to their homes ; there were about200O persons present, mostly women; about 200 yards from the screens saw Inspector Duffy throw a large kerosene tin into the road ; did not see it strike anybody ; saw Constable Grainger flourish ing his baton ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 24 February 1894
LIST OF PERSONS AUTHOKISfil). TO Sell tlie 'Maitland Mercury, SI1MGJ-X.B COPIE9: ? FEOM THE UNDERMENTIONED PEBSONH s— West Maitland. Menare. B. BLAIR &|SON3, Booksellers. High- street Mr. W. G. LIPSCOMB, B wksallor, „ High- ' street Mr. EDWA.HD BLA.IE, Bookseller;. High-street Mr. THOS. DIMMO0K, Printer Hlgh-street '.. Mr. W. T. POULTON, Bookseller, High-street Mr. J. GKACE, Louth Park Road Mr. A. D. M'DOSTALD, Tobacconiotj; High-street ME. G.EO. BHXT0N, Tobacconist, etc., High-street And from BOYS IN THE STREET^ East Maitland. Mr. DAVID LET, Chemist And from BOYS IN THE STREETS. Buchanan. Mrs. THOS. AVISON, Storekeeper Bflorpeth. Mr. J. P. BUTLER. Hinton. ME. A. SEAELES, Saddler. Paterson. Mr. J. HAQ-ATST, Auctioneer ? Wallsend. ? Mr. THOS. M'ORAE. Heirham. MISS WATSON, Postmistress: Lambton. Mr. THOS. GRIERSONT, Elder.stieet. ? \ Mlnml. Mt* GEORGE HOGG. Newcastle. Mr. H. ASSER, Stationer. Mr. B. LANGER, News Agent. Copeland. Mr. EDWARD LAMBE, News A gen*. Lochinvar. Mr. OH...
MELBOURNE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 24 February 1894
MELBOURNE. Saturday. A deputation from the Victorian Eailways Locomotive Union waited upon the Chief Secretary to-day to protest against contemplated further dismissals of employes. Mr. Patterson, in reply, said the matter was one for the Minister of Eailways to deal with. He hoped it would not ?be necessary to' dismiss any more men. The Government were determined to maintain efficiency in rolling stock, and he admired the way in which the railway employfis had submitted to the reduc tion. A child named Isaac Ham fell from the Sydney express train after leaving Benalla to-day, and was severely injured about the head and body. Michael Dillon and James Onea, arrested yester day in connection with the telephone frauds, were to-day remanded until Friday next. The Minister of Eailways, surprised at the dis closures at the tradesmen's meeting yesterday of abuse of insolvency of railway employes on the department, says that in future before being allowed to file schedules they will have to...
ALBURY. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 24 February 1894
ALBURY. Saturday. A prize fight was brought off in private between E. Kelly and J. H. Wilkinson, formerly a well-known pedestrian, in this town, yesterday afternoon. The men were engaged in th© butchering trade. The fight was fixed to settle a personal squabble. Kelly defeated WilkinEon. A report of the proceedings wa3 published in Table Talk, the local society paper, this morning ; and Wilkinson visited the editor's office and violently assaulted him. In the scrimmage A. S. Manders sustained some rough treatment. The office windows were smashed. The affair caused considerable sensation. A warrant has been issued for Wilkinson's arrest. The police also propose to prosecute both contestants in the prize fight.
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. SYDNEY. Saturday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 24 February 1894
LITEST SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. [From the Press Telegraph Association.] SYDNEY. Saturday afternoon. The Minister of Works paid a visit to the Wil berforce labour settlement yesterday, and approved of an additional hundred acres bping added to the settlement, making altogether 2000 acres, or SO acres per head. There are now 40 men, 25 women, and 77 children on the land, and a great deal of clearing, fencing, and other work has been done.' Hitherto the settlers lived on their own funds, but the Minister has granted .£800, the greater portion of which will be expended in providing a dairy herd, after which . dairying on a considerable scale will be immediately commenced. The body of a man who hung himself in the bnah at Botany on Wednesday has been identified as that of a carpenter named James Scott, who was 45 years of age, and a single man. He had been unable to obtain employment for some time. Whilst at work on board the steamer Port Chal mers, a labourer named George M'Master was severel...
About the Moon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 24 February 1894
About the Moon. Caseell's Storehouse of Information still pursues its useful course, and completes another volume, embracing a great variety of subjects, ranging from ' India' to 'Morison,' the latter being one of the earliest English Positivists and one of the founders of the Fortnightly Review. As an example of the completeness of the information given the paragraph on the moon may be quoted with interest and instruction alike to our readers : — ' The moon, the satellite of the earth, is the nearest to us of all the heavenly bodies, being at a mean distance of 240.000 miles. Its diameter is 2.153 miles,, and, its density being little more than half that of the earth, the force of gravity at its surface is very much less than that at the surface of the earth. A body which weighs 1 lb. here would only weigh about 2-J- ozs. if taken to the moon. Her path ia approximately an ellipse with the earth in one focus. ItB apparent motion in the sky is from west to east, but she moves much fa...
A CRITICISM HEARD AT THE CORNER.—THE POLICE IN LABOUR TROUBLES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 24 February 1894
A CRITICISM HEARD AT THE CORNER, — THE POLICE IN LABOUR TROUBLES. Listening now and again to the talk one hears on the streets among the various groups that meet to discuss politics and other public matters, one can not fail to be struck with an occasional pertinent suggestion or idea as it falls from the lips of men whom years and study have rendered wise, and whose opinions are therefore worth noticing. Political ecomony comes in for a fair share of criticisms at many of these street gatherings and yesterday evening we heard the so-called retrench ment policy of the Government get a knock that ought to stagger it at anyrate. The speaker was a miner, and when we joined his audience, he was holding forth on the wastefulness of the police department, and vouching on his sacred soul ' That less than half the number of police than we have would suffice.' 'We have two in Greta,' admitted a listener, thoughtfully, ' and they do not have as much work in a year as would employ one of them ...
Daily Weather Report. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 24 February 1894
Daily Weather Keport. rJJie fS 'i°^inB wte.ntIlSr and meteorological information was received to-day at tho Weat Maitland telegraph station!™ Armidale— Calm, cloudy Aberdeen— S., line Branxton— Calm, fine Bourke— S.E.. cloudy Boggabri— Colm. flae Bsrrnba— Calm, fine; river low Bingera— S B., line, cloudy Brewarrina— Calm, cloudy ' CUBailis-S S.E., ilne * Coolah— S.E., fine Coonubnrabran— S.E , fine Coonamble — i-., ilne ' -. Clarence Town— Calm, dull Denmnn— Calm, fine Dungog— Calm dull Greta— Calm, fine Glen Inuej— Calm, dull, cloudy Goodoogx— E , fi le Gunnedah— Calm, fine -- Gundy— Calm, cloudy ' Jorry 8 Plaina— Calm, fine ' Sforpeth— S.E. light, line Ituawellbrook— S.E , fine nlurrurundi— Calm, fine Moonan Brook— Calm, fine Blerriwa— Calm, fine Millie— S.E., fine Moree— N E., line Manilla— North, fine, dear , Blogil MoKil— S.E , fine Mungindi— E.S.E.. fine NSrilElf KOT?y ! S' mOdmt° Pilligu— Calm, linn Paterson— N \V\, line Qulrindi-S E. light, fine, clear Kuymond Terrace— Calm,...
Betrayed by a Barber. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 24 February 1894
Betrayed by a Barber. My name is George Podgers, and although I am only 30 I am quite bnld, save for a little fringe of hair round the sides and back of my head. However, I was tolerably contented with my lot till I happened to fall in love. When a man falls in love it is natural for him to consider his per sonal appearance. Girls are not yet educated up bu uuwiriiig otuu neaas. My adored one — Eose Eaynor— served in a pastry cook's not far from the office where I was engaged as clerk, and every day I repaired there and lunched on buns and tarts, thus displaying an utter reek lessness as regards my digestion. My love-making was carried on through the medium of tho eyes, varied with little squeezes of the hand when she gave me my change. As I alwayB lunched in my hat— of course I do not mean that I placed the pastry therein, but kept my hat on — my charmer was unaware of my baldness. One evening, when I suffering from a severe attack of indigestion — the buns were awfully doughy that...
GRETA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 24 February 1894
GRETA. Cricket. — A 6ingle wicket match was played on the Greta Oval on Friday afternoon between G. Eckert o£ Lochinvar, and C. Rowley of Greta. The match was for £1 a-side, and the conditions were a couple of innings to each player, two scoutB each, and Mr. E. Palmer as wieketkeeper for both men. Messrs. Sheppard and N. Palmer were Eckert's scouts, and Messrs. G. Rostron and S. Webber acted for Rowley. Eckert went to the wicket first, and had 15 balls for only 5 runs. He was neatly caught at this stage oy Rostron. Rowley, first in nings— 10 balls, 2 rune, stumped ; Eckert, second innings, 17 balls, 1 run, caught by Eos ton; Rowley, second innings, 14 balls, 1 runs, neatly caught by Palmer. Total for Eckert, 32 balls, 6 runs; for Rowley, 24 balls, 3 runs. The game thus ended with Eckert 6 and ths Greta man only 3. There was a good many people present, but no barracking, and very little interest shown in it as a whole. Rowley defeated Eckert in a similar match at Lochinvar a week ago...
The Weather. FORECASTS ISSUED YESTERDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 24 February 1894
The Weather. FOEECASTS ISSUED YESTERDAY. Victoria. — Pine and cool, with scattered clouds and light and variable winds. — E. L. J. Ellery. South Australia. — Fine generally, but cloudy; misty showers at first, but clearing later. Winds light and chiefly S. to E., tending to N., shortly with risintr temnerature. — C. Todd. WEATHEE EEPOET, Sydney Observatory, 1 p.m. Victoria and the Straits : Fine, but south gloomy ; S.W. to S.E. winds. Tasmania. — Fine, but few scattered clouds. New South Wales.— Fine, but still a few clouds in scattered parts. New Zealand. — Passing showers on the west coast and south. FOEECAST ISSUED TO-DAY. New South Wales. — Light winds from S.E. to S.W., for Sunday and Monday with fine weather generally, except some showers on the coast.