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VICTORIAN ENGLISH. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
VICTOEIAN ENGL3SU. Politics in Victoria just now being dull, and the Houses in recess, the public are discussing with avidity in the newspapers the question o£ Victorian pronunciation of English. The Chief Justice began the controversy, by pointing to inaccuracies and carelessness in pronouncing our language of which young Victoria is guilty. Some weeks have since elapsed, but correspondents of. trm journals ?till find plenty to say and plenty to differ about on the subject. For, while uome writers utter a wholesale condemnation of the young folk of the colony, others can Bee no wrong in their mouths. We are reminded of a controversy maintained a few years ago between Mr. Eiehard Grant White and some English magazine writers, about what the latter called Americanism^ Oce Englishman, a learned professor, said the word ' divine' aa applied to r. min ister or clergyman was American. Where upon Eiehard Grant White smote him hip and thigh with quotations from Steele, Thackeray, Dickens, ...
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. SYDNEY Tuesday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. [By Tedbwbaph prom the Press Telegraph Association.! SYDNEY Tuesday afternoon. The inquest concerning the death of James William Unwin, who died at hiB residence, Broughton-street, Glebe, on Saturday, December 30, after an illness of a few days, was resumed to-day before the city coroner. Wm. Mogford Hamlet, Government analyst, deposed that on January 6, ho got from Senior-constable Grice six bottlesjcontain ing medicines, a flask and a tumbler. He rinsed the tumbler with pure distilled water and acid, but failed to find any trace of poisoning. On the same day he got from Constable Grice a sealed box con taining three pills which contained opium and an extract of bella donna ; there was no other poison present. In one of the bottles of medicine, that, marked ' No. 4,' he failed to discover any trace of poison. The bottle marked ' No 1 ' contained bismuth, morphia, hydrocyanic acid, and spirit of chloroform ; in bottles marked ' No 3,' ' No 6,' and ' No G,' ...
Echoes of Sport. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
Echoes of Sport. _ Latterly our amateur horsemen have had very little chance to show what they were capable of doing in public. Mr. Oatley, tho proprietor of War-trick Farm, however, baa taken their case in hand, and in future will include a race for horses ridden by amateurs in each of the programmes run oft at his courso. Mr. John Jolly, secretary of the Moorefield Rac ing Club, has received a letter from Mr. Bennett, the owner of Queensborough, who won the Moore field Handicap on Saturday last, but who was dis qualified on the ground of bumping Bendigo, Riving him notice not to pay over the stakes to the owner of Bendigo, as ho intended lodging an appeal ?vith the A.J.C. Committee. * Sergeant L. Parkinson, who recently won the high-diving championship at Van Hammer's Baths, Sydney, has been challenged by his opponent on that occasion, Fritz Van Hammer, for another contest, the prize to be a £25 trophy. It is under stood that the plucky sergeant will make a match, but stipulates t...
Hunter District Water and Sewerage Board. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
Hunter District Water and Sewerage Board. The usual weekly meeting of the Hunter District Water Supply and Sewerage Board was held at its offices, Newcastle, yesterday. The President (the Hon. Alexander Brown), and Messrs. John B. Rodgera (Vice- President), Henry D. 'Walsh, James S. Bodgers, Henry Rushton, Arthur C. -Lee, and Archibald Gardner were in attendance. The minutes of the previous meeting, and summaries of the inward and outward correspondence were read and confirmed. The revenue showed collections as follows : — From the 28th to the 30th December last, £66 Is lOd ; 1st to 5th January .£237 17s. The revenue for the half year ending 30th June last amounted to .£10,633 10s, and for the half-year ending the 31st ultimo £10,965 0s 4d. A letter was read from the Board of Health covering the usual monthly analysis of samples of water taken from the Walka pumping station and the reticulation mains, and the results show the water to be of the requisite standard, and fit for drinki...
[BY TELEGRAPH.] FORECAST ISSUED TO-DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
[Bt TBdEGRAMI.l FORECAST ISSUED TO-DAY. New South Wales : Continued moderate south to easterly winds. Weather generally unsettled, with rain. Of the entire human race, 500,000,000, it is said are well clothed, '700,000,000 are only partly clothed and 250,000,000 go entirely naked. A Philadelphia oyster dealer is named Shellem, and a lawyer of the same city bears the name of Hoaestman. Visiting cards of sheet iron, with inscription in silver letters, are produced in England. Dr. John A. Broadus relates that Ole Bull once said to him : ' If I quit practicing on my violin for a day I notice the difference j if I quit for t.vo dayB my friends notice the difference ; if I quit for a week everybody notices the difference.' ?
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
ITEMS OF INTEEEST. [Original and Selected/) John Weir, a Salvationist, was sontenced to 13 months' imprisonment and ordered to receive 25 lashes by the Prahran Court yesterday for indecent exposure. A captain in the army, named Evans, was censured by the bench for his demeanour in court, laughing and grinning at the filthy evidence, and he apologised. A number of applications have been made for tho position of Victorian hanerrnan in the »laco of Jones, who committed suicide on Saturday. A further trial of Leigh's Creek coal has proved successful in Adelaide, and a company has deter mined to begin a tunnel to open up the mine. Friday is regarded by a great many people as unlucky. But see what America has to thank this day for. Friday, Columbus sailed on his voyage of discovery ; Friday, ten weeks after, he discovered America. Friday, Henry of England gave John Cabot his commission, which led to the discovery of North America. Friday, St. Augus tine, the oldest town in the United Stat...
Copy of President's Minute to the Board. 8th January, 1894. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
Cojnj of PrctiUcnt's Minute to the Board. %th January. 1894. Subject.— Survey of the City of Newcastle, and neighboring townships for Sewerage purposes, vide Mr. Surveyor Maitland s report. This is a very important subject, and cannot be liRhtly dealt with. Tlie papers now submitted speak for tnom solves. The Board must eooner or later be charged with the powers under their Act for administering the Sewerage oi the City of Newonfitlo, and later on tho suburbs. It is imnossible in Uin- interests nf Hanitntlon. nnd irotn an economical standpoint that the preBent il\- considered system of sewerage as carried out by the Council of the borough of Newcastle, can bo carried on much longer. I am surprised thnt tho Government have permitted the perr.iciouo practice of allowing sewers to empty into the harbour to the extent that obtains now, though it is only a small proportion. In a harbour such as Newcnstle, with a Tory limited area, it is ePBential that the value ol the dredging operations...
N. S. W. Dairy Farmers Export Association. GRADERS' REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
N. S. W. Dairy [Farmers ExDort Association. GRADERS' REPORT. Kef erring to the past week's operations a falling on in the supplies of butter coming forward was noticeable. Still the market was well stacked, and a large quantity of surplus butter was packed for export, the oondition of whioh was very soft al round, the largest portion of the butter packed being of good quHlity. A tery Bmall quantity of the fineBt mnkea ar» met with, and the bulk of the butter shipped can only bo olasaed aa good, medium and inferior grades ; some lots of very inferior Bad to be rejected altogether. The number of boxea paoked and graded during the week was— 1833 first grade, 232 second, 54 third ; total 8169, equal to 54 tons nett weight. Sydney, Jan. 8, 180}.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. NEWCASTLE. ARRIVALS.—TO-DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. NEWCASTLE. TBy Telegraph.! ARRIVALS.— To-day. Colno from Sydney ; Macleay, Timaru, Karaweera. Rosedale, and Western, steamers, from Sydney; King Cyru?, schooner trom Port Pirle ; Nethe, schooner, from Sydney ; Prospero brig, also from Sydney. DEPARTURKS. Nnmoi. steamer, for Sydney -, Gosford, for Port Stephens Barrabool, for Sydney; Macleay, bound north. Weather Bhowery; wind light; sea choppy.
The Late Rev. Canon Simm. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
The Late Rev- Canon Simm. (From a Correspondent.) Scarcely had we realized that; we had entered on a new year than the pariah of Baymond Terrace was inexpressibly shocked and grieved by the removal from amongst us by that inexorable creditor — death — of a familiar figure and tried and stedfasfc friend to all within reach of his benign influence in the person of our beloved nastor. the Eev. Canon Simm. Although the rev. gentleman had been preceptibly failing in health for some months past, the sudden ness of his death caused quite a shock in the community, and it seems almost impossible even now to realize aur loss and that we will never see his kindly face again or hear his cheery voice. Those who attended the watch, service on New Tear's eve and heard hiB earnest words, and at the close of the service felt the firm grasp ot his hand and. responded to bis kindly greetings and good wishes for the year on ?which we were entering, little thought that those lips were so Boon to be sile...
LATE NEWS BY CABLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
LATE NEWS BY CABLE. The following messages appeared in the Herald of to-day : — London, Jan. 8. The French Government has received no official information regarding the attack by French troops upon the British camp at Warina, in West Africa. It is reported in Paris that the French Cabinet has decided to make an adequate amende if the British version of the affair be confirmed. The Inrencn newspapers display no excitement over the unfor tunato incident, and deplore the mistake that was made by the French. Prior to the 23rd December, the day on which the attack was made, Lieutenants Gwynn and Margeson, officers of the 1st battalion of the West India Regiment, were wounded in skirmishes with the Sofa natives. Speaking at a banquet at Capetown, Mr. Cecil Rhodes, the Premier, declared that if the Crown would not recognise its duties to the colonies the latter might deal elsewhere. The Daily News, in commentiBg upon Mr. Rhodes' speech, says that the Marquis of Ripon, Secretary of State fo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
H08SES._H0RSES. EDWD. HIGGENS, MARSHALL, & CO. have- received instructions from R. R. Watts, Es(j.a to sell by auction, at tho Municipal Yards, Camp bell's Hill, on Thursday, the 11th January, 1894, at Two o'clock, 30 HEAD of USEFUL LIGHT COLTS AND FILLIES, unbroken and in good condition. Terms cash. 06& ' 7 / THURSDAY, 11th JAN., S894, TTTiDWD. HIGGENS, MARSHALL, & CO. have JSli received instructions from Mr. G. A. Single' ton, to sell by auction, at the Municipal Yards, Campbell's Hill, on Thursday, the 11th January, 1894, at Two o'clock, BLOOD MARE 'BLUSH ROSE,' by Hawthorn den (Imp.), dam Modesty by the Fop by Sir Hercules, etc. Blood Mare, 'SEAGULL,' by Ringwood, d by Cheddar (imp.) Blood Mare, ' ADA,' by The Cripple, d by Cheddar (imp.) Blood Mare, 'MISS GRAND,' by Grandmaster (imp.), d by Kelpie (imp.). Also, 8 YEARLING and 2-YEAR-OLD COLTS and FILLIES, progeny of above. Full pedigrees at sale. Terms cash. 067' Milch Cows, Store Cattle, & Worki...
THE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
THE DAY. Jahuart » -SS. Julian and Baailifsa, martyrs?, 813. St. Peter of Sobante, bishop and confessor, about 387. St. Mar ohiana, virgin and martyr, about .'05. SI. Vanenpr, confessor, about 688. St yillan, abbot, seventh century. St. Adrian, abbot at Canterbury, 710. St. Krilliwald, Archbishop of Canterbury, 731. Born.— John Earl St. Vincent (Admiral .Jcrvis), 1734. Dicd.~ Bernard do Fontcnelle. philosopher, 17.17 ; Thomas Birch, biographical and historical writer, 17CG; Klizabcth O. Bengor. historian, 1822; Caroline Lucrtlia ikrsohel, astrono mer, 1848. Events.— Charle's the Second's instructions nbout touching ; lor the evil at Whitehall, 1083. First use of the Da-fy Salety JUunp, 1S1C.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. To-morrow, Wednesdat, January 10. Mr. J. N. Bhcnkeb, on the ground adjoining tlie Church Btroet railway Btation, at nine, conBij;ninoiito oi larm and dairy produce, on account oi Hunter Klver farmers.— At the Campbell'd llill yards, at three, wool, hides, skins, and Edwd. HiggeNS, Marshall, and Co., at the Campbell's Hill yards, at three, wool, hides, sheepskins, etc. Mr. E. \V. Spakke, at the Campbell's mil yards, ai. hall-past | two, wool, Iiidcs, skins, and tallow. Tiie Hunter River If adeem and CossmiEns Coopera tive Aoencv Co., at the Company's Shed, South Mait land, at nine, consignments of larm and duiry produce. SHOPPING. PElfflElMilt OEffillTIL S. I. COHPANY. THE BOYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS of tlie above Company will be despatched from Circular Quay (Macqnarie Point) and from Mel bourne' and Adelaide on the following dates at NOON FOE LONDON (Touching at the usual intermediate ports en route) 2 Heave , nve Leave SteMner. g Commander. Sy-hie7 mcih.Jat...
Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for January. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
'Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for January. Kitchen Gakden : Continue to 6ow for succession peas beans, turnips, carrot?, lettuce. par-nips, radish, parsley, and al' herbs, cauliflowers, broccoli, &c. Transplant leeks and celery .Full up iorwartJ crop? oi keeping onions, nnrl stop shoots of pumpkinB, vegetable marrow, cucumbers, &c. Water plant' that have lately been put out,Ecd beds, and young seedlings — SWwer, Garden : Nothing spoils the appearance of a garden BO much as weeds nnd dead leave:): these should be removed an they appear. Water shuuUl uot be spared, care being taken to do bo only after the pun has gone down. Trim end regulate plants Dohliarruay be planted. Stal:eand carefully tie up Duoh a3 require it. Shade delicate plantsilrom the scorchiug midday suu.--OnciiAitD and FnuiT Gabdf.n : Bud fruit trees, roses, and choice shrubs Carefully attend to vines, keeping them free from woeiH and insects. Gather ripe fruit, Thin what is superfluous. Birds a...
WEEKLY CALENDAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
WEEKLY CALENDAR. — » I HiRh Wuter at Sus Sun 'osS Ncwcftotle. Rises. Sets. §x\ ? 1 ? - . ?. . 8 Morn. I Even. ii. hi. j n. at. | ii. a. | h. m. January.. 9 Tiies. C. 1 7.14 2 9.42 o . S9 10 Wed. 0.2 7.13 U 10 . 17 10 . 33 11 Thnrs. o . n 7.13 4 10. eo 11. 7 12 Fri. 5. 3 7. IS fi 11.24 11. 41 13 Sat. fl.4 7.13 G 11,87 — .— 14 Sun. fl.fi 7 . 13 7 0 . 17 0 . 3G ? IS Mon. fi ? C 7 . 12 8 0 . 50 1 . 19 Ciiances or the Moon. New Moon, Sunday, January 7, lh, 12m. p.m. First Quarter, Monday, January 10, lOh. 14m. a.m. Full Moon, Monday, January 22, lh. lOro. a.m. ? last Quarter, Monday, January 29, 2h. 56ra. a.m.
The Stolen Diamonds. CHAPTER VIII. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
The Stolen Diamonds. CHAPTER VIII. I do not sleep, however ; sorrow, I think, keeps xne awake ; yet with morning light I feel better and Btronger and more able to bear the journey than seemed possible to me during the long hours of tho night. . None of the household are aware that Humphrey la now ab Brighton, following up a clue on to diamonds, and Valerie also— so he bulieves — there- fore it is all the more easy to make them think that I am going to iny husband — ah, is he re.illy my husband? No, no; I will put the fond delusion aside, and crush it out of my life forever. Nobody guesses that I am running away. I can not endure the shame of a disclosure, and having to go before them all. No, I cauuot bear it, and so I am running away, as I have said. I know nothing of the suburban districts, there fore I take a cab at tho terminus, and drive to the old Battersea and Scott's Buildings, which are re spectable, as I see at a glance, and, to my joy, the woman who answers the cabdriver'...
Coolgardie Gold Field. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
Coolgardie Gold Field. An old resident and native of West Maitlaud, Mr. Thomas Gray, who has had considerable experience in mining matters in New South'Wales, Queensland, and Tasmania, writing to hi3 mother from Coolgardie, Western Australia, under date December lGth last, says:— 'When we left Perth there were hundreds coming back from the gold field, and still there were nearly as many going up. They are making a railwa7 to Southern Cross, and we rode in the contractor's train to a place called Miriden, and from there we had to face two hundred miles to get to Coolgardio. We got our swags carried up for 30s by the. teamsters. It's a nice walk in the middle of summer over dry sandy plains. The Government have tanks sunk every. twenty miles. ?Some of the water is very thick, and scarcely fit for drinking. We arrived at Southern Cross after four days travelling. We had a good look at Deeming's house, which he had done up well._ There is a married couple living in it, but I don't think...
[BY TELEGRAPH.] ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
[By Telegraph.] ARRIVALS. Corinna, Irom Launceatou ; Meeinderry, from Manning River; Gwydir and Nnmoi, from Newcastle; Selkirkshire, barque, from New York ; Lubra, from Brisbane'; Persian Empire, from Buenos Ayrea ; Woolahra, from F^ederiokstadt, Maori King, irom Newcastle en route to London ; Allowrie, from Batemans Bay; Barrabool, from Newcastle en ruiite Mel bourne. DEPARTURES. Karawetrra, ior Newcastle and Adelaide; Warongn, for Adelaide and Western Australian Ports ; Oscar Robinson, ior Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands ; Western Star, ior Johnstone River (Queensland). TO-DAY'S DEPARTURES. Burrurabeet, to Newcastle; Tanais, to Noumea and New Hebrides.