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Domestic Hints and Recipes. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
Domestic Hints and Recipes. Try turpentine for grease on velvet or cloth. The stewpan that boils much wastes the flavour. Remove ink from boards with muriatic acid, afterwards washing with water. A house is no house unless it contains food and fire for the inind as well as the body. ' Try one ounce of borax, two ounces of, shellac, one pint of boiling -water, for a glue or cement. Cucumber is said to be efficacious in destroying cockroaches. Pieces should be laid about the floor and shelves. A little alcohol will do wonders in brightening glass. Turpentine is excellent for -washing sinks which have become dull and dirty. Remove marking ink from linen with a solution of cyanuret of potassium, applied with a camel's hair brush, and rfaeed m cold water.
"The Wealth and Progress of New South Wales." [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
'The Wealth and Progress of New South Wales.' From the office of the Government Statistician we have received a copy of the seventh issue of Tho Wealth and Progress of New South Wales. In hia preface Mr. Coghlnn pays the matter contained in former issues has been enlarged. The figures, except in special cases, have been limited to the ne.riod covered by ten years. ' Considerable atten tion,' writes Mr. Coghlau, ' has been bestowed upon the chapter devoted to the history of in dustrial progress, as, without a knowledge of past industrial conditions no right understanding can be arrived at of those now existing. Much space has also been given to the important question of land alienation ; the history of agrarian legislation has been traced from the foundation of the colony, and the present condition of settlement minutely described. The particulars furnished with regard to public finance will be found entirely recast, and divested as far a3 possible of tho technicalities. To the secti...
Federation. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
Federation. The Minister of Works states that on Saturday morning Dr. Quick called on him and had a chat about federation, and left a copy of his bill for Mr. Lyne to read. On the first blush of the thing Mr. Lyne says— according to the Herald— he thinks the outlines of Dr. Quick's proposal are good, but he does not like to say anything very definite till he has read the bill. But it seems to him that before anything oan be done there are two or three difficulties to be faced, but they can be overcome. In regard to electing repre sentatives, Mr. Lyne thinks the best way would be to bunch a certain number of electorates together, each buuch to return one representative. Then again, the cost of a general election is about .£15,000, and a considerable sum of money would, therefore, have to be voted before Dr. Quick's pro posal could be carried out, though it might nofc cost each colonv quite as much as .£15.000. There is one thing to be remembered, Mr. Lyne says, and that is that we ha...
GOULBURN RIVER. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
GOULBUAN RIVER. On Friday last we had a splendid storm, which gave us 119 points of rain. It was very much wanted, as fruit and corn were ripening to:- fast under tho intense heat we have lately experienced. We heard a lady from the north of Queensland assert that it was far hotter about Christmas time hero than she ever experienced it there. During last year we had 32-56in. of rain. The vineyards, where not damaged by recent mnderstorms, are reported to look very well, and the return of wine is expected to bo large. Notwithstanding the ruinous prices obtainable, fat stock keep moving to market. We saw a fine mob of fat cattle and crossbred wethers yesterday from Mrs. Simpson's Emu Vale estate, for Maitland markets. Though there is no sign of an election for months to come, candidates keep announcing themselves, and speaking in the various centres of population ; but we hope the electors have too much sense to promise their support to anyone coming forward now._ It is more than prob...
LATEST BANKRUPTCY. MONDAY, JANUARY 9. VOLUNTARY SEQUESTRATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
LATEST BANKRUPTOyT MONDA.T, JANUAET 9. TOT.TTNTARY SEQUESTRATIONS. Lachlan M'Kinnon, of Nowra/teamster. Mr. A. MorriB, official assignee. Austen Albert Wallis. of 530 Cleveland-street, Surry Hills, clerk. Mr. L. T. Lloyd, official ^PeteTbenis, of Portland, labourer. Mr. E. M. Stephen, official aeeignee. . ?William John Kerr, of Port Macquane, black Bmifch. Mr. L. T. Lloyd, official assignee. ?
LATE GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
LATE GENERAL NEWS. At the chess congress in Dunedin the champion* ship was won by Edwards. On New Tear's Eve the Premier of New Zealand sent the Queen a cablegram wishing her Majestyj on behalf of the people of New Zealand, a happy now year. The Queen hag* replied : ' I am very grateful for the kind wishes in vour teleeranu Express my heartfelt thanks.' The total value oE import3 into Queensland for the year 1893 amounted to £4,253,754., being ail increase of £31,257 as compared with the previous year. The imports, however, included coin to the value of .£832,579. The exports for the year totalled ^8,870,459, an increase of £292,3S8. The principal items of export were :— Wool, £3,578,012, a decrease of £(577,027 ; meat, preserved and frozen, £540,030, an increase of £146,781 ; gold, £2,169,426, an increase of £100,000 ; sugar, £761,752, an inorease ? of £172,000. News was received in Charleville on Friday last that No. 3 bore, on Dillnlah station, had struck a flow oE water estimate...
DISTRICT NEWS. CESSNOCK. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
DISTBICT NEWS. [Froh oue Vaeious Correspondents.! CESSNOCK. A successful day's and evening's entertainment was given on Thursday, 28th December last, for the debt on St. Luke's Church of England, Cessnock. Tho entertainment consisted in a Christmas tree, with a short concert and a dance in the evening ; dinner, tea, and supper were also supplied. The day looked unpropitious at the commencement, as a lasting Storm anr-Rnrnfl fi-- ha Virnw-nrr ? antl Hio wind was very strong and gusty j but luckily, no more than a shower o£ rain came, still leaving the wind behind it for the day. At about 10 o'clock tho people began to appear, and by dinner time there was a fair number who partook of the dinner spread in a building of Mr. George Brown's adjoining hi3 cellar._ After dinner the '3d dip' bag diew the attention of a good many young folk, and even of some of the older ones also. The young ladies had also commenced selling the Is tickets amongst the crowd before this, and at 3 o'clock the d...
Pastoral News, Stock Movements, and Markets. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
Pastoral News, Stock Mover ments, and Markets. Forbes Stock Report. — The fall of rain last -week did considerable good in_ freshen ing up pasture and filling tanks. Since then there have been several indications of ap proaching thunderstorms, but very little rain has fallen, lo-aay iu is very nub u^am »'« »™«'b signs of rain, which, if it comes, will do consider able good. Business stills remains quiet. The following are the stock passings since last report : —700 fat sheep (January 1st) from Jemalong to Forbes, to be trucked for Sydney, N. A. Gatenby and Co. owners. Mylne in charge. 100 head of mixed cattle (January 1st) from Mickabil to Drou balgie, Henry Stedman owner in charge. 1500 ewes (January 2nd) from Bogabigal to Tichbourne Boilin'- Down Works, E. Curr owner, McGregor in charge' CO head of fat cattle (January 2nd) from Jemalong to Forbes to bo trucked for Sydney, N. A. Gatenby and Co. owners, Goodbum m charge. 15,000 wethers (January 4th) from Bygaloreo to Yass, via Cowra...
LATEST CABLEGRAMS. London. Monday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
LATEST CABLISEAIS. [Bt Telegraph from the Press Telegraph Association.] London. Mondav. A murder mystery is reported from Paris. The )ody of a gentleman which had been recognised as that of a traveller by the Lyons express train, was found on the railway line with marks of violence on 'the body, clearly showing that murder had been committed, and that the object was robbery. The crime must have been perpetrated in a railway carriage, and the body thrown out of the doorway. The police are investigating the mystery. At a Papal Consistory to be held late in February next, Bishops Jacobini Satolli, late Papal Envoy to America, Nocella Fausti Steinheuber, and Salvati will be created Cardinals. The attacks made in the columns of the Investors' Review by Mr. A. J. Wilson, on the way the Bank of England conducts its affairs, have called forth a reply from the Times. In effect the Times says there is nothing seriously wrong with the manage ment of the Bank. At the inquest on the bodies of th...
MERRIWA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
MERRIWA. We have experienced intense heat for the past Pew weeks whicn was showing its influence upon the country around, grass and herbage becoming parched up. Oa Friday we were favoured by a thunderstorm which was accompanied by some welcome rain, one inch being registered. The weather since that time being very changeable, with much promise of a further downpour which will be very acceptable as a refresher to the grass and herbage, which would grow vigorously with necessary moisture at this time of year. The live stock continues in good condition, although feed had become very dry. The maize crop requires showers occasionally and will be benefited by the passing showers. The wheat crop has given a good return, the quality of the grain being much better than the previous crop and all harvested without loS3 or damage. The Merriwa Company's new roller mill has proved a great boon to the farmers as well as a benefit to consumers. The machinery being of latest improved roller system t...
DISTRICT TELEGRAMS. TAMBAR SPRINGS. Tuesday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
DISTRICT TELEGEiiS. [FeOH OWE COEEESrONDEKTS.] TAK9BAR SPRINGS. Tuesday afternoon. Rain commenced to fall on Friday last and has continued with few interruptions evttr since, and there is every appearance of a splendid summer. ' Nearly five inches of rain have fallen, and it is still raining. This will greatly improve the station nronerties which were becrinniner to set rather bare. Your daily paper is a great boon to your readers, and we wish the proprietors every success with their venture. Seven thousand sheep from New England in charge of Holmes passed here on Friday last bound for Aberdeen Freezing Works.
NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
NEWCASTLE. The miners at the War&tah pit yesterday morn ing went to the pit, and on hearing the decision of the management not to pay more than 23 lOd per ton, at once descended and biought up their tools. The district around the pit is already in a state o£ destitution, and what it will be_ like after a period of idleness can better be imagined than described. One miner who is known as a thoroughly good man informs us that he has had scarcely two days a week on which he has worked during the year, and if he had not had some bush work he must have done as many others, viz., gone to the wall. He assures us that the pit is the most difficult of any he yet worked in. Altogether the prospects of the Charlestown district are not bright. The dairies around the city came in for a deal of handling at the meeting of the City Council yester day, and they are to fill up their wells and get water from some other source. The discussion at times became very animated, and many of the alder...
[FROM THE PRESS TELEGRAPH ASSOCIATION.] Tuesday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
[From the Press Telegraph Association.] Tuesday afternoon. Xne markets were generally quiet this morning1. Flour sold quietly— roller £8 Ga to £B 15s, new £8 5s to £8 10a ; wheat, new milling 3s 2d, nbick wheat; 3s Id ; bran, 7d ; pollard, 8.id to 8Jd, good demand ; maize, prime very scarce, worth 3s 0d- medium 3s 3d to 3s Set; oats, prime bright feed, 2a Gd to 2s 7d ; chaff scarce, best J£3' 15& to £4, other sorts from £3 ; barley, Capa 2s lid ; lucerne hay scarce, Hunter Rive? inferior £1 Is to £2 os, prime £2 10s to £3 ; hay, local oaten bundles £3 to .£3 10a ; onions easier, at 6s to 7s ; potatoes, Clarence River prime £3 to £1, Hunter River .£3 to £Z 5s 6d: Warrnam bool iM 10s ; straw, firm, local bundled £2, derrick pressed £2 5s ; butter easier ; creamery, bfist brands factory, 8.}d ; factory 8d ; dairy 6d to 'Td ; bacon firm, hand-cured GJd to 7d, machine-cured 5Jd to GJd, middles 7d to 8.Jd ; hams, Od to lid; beeswax— dark 8Jd, good bright lOd, choice 1013 ;. honey,...
LATEST MARKET NEWS [BY TELEGRAPH.] SYDNEY MARKETS. Monday evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
LATEST IABET IEWS. [Bt TELEaBArn.] SYDNEY EHARKETS. Monday eTCninjr. The jSsw Zealand Land Association, Limited, report:— We offered 3000 bales of wool to-day, and cleared almost the entire catalogue undor the keenest competition from local, Continental, and Yorkshire buyerB. Greasy crossbred )ambs sold to 9£d for D&M over Bulgindramine from Dubbo ; preasy merino fleece to 8d for T over Eybrow from Jeir i scoured fleece to J3Jd for J. Poacock over Warragan from Ooonamblo ; 130. for JR over CB from Goodooga and HP over H from Collarcndabri. Tuesday. Messrs. John See and Co. report : — Prime maiaa, 3s 8d. Potatoes, fair stocks in ; Brownell's sold at JJ3 5s, Circulars at X3 15s, Warrnambools at £4, ; butter, 8d j eggs, 144 ; poultry, dull ; pigs, 34 to 4cl
SYDNEY. ARRIVALS—JANUARY 8. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
SYDNEY. ARRIVALS— JANUARY 8. It. M.S. Alamedo, 8158 tons (Ocennic S.S. line), from San Francisco 15th December, Honolulu 32nd December, Samoa 2Dth'December, Auckland 4th January. Burrumbeet, a., 242o;tone, Captain A. H. Thorpe, from Mel bourne Gth January. Barrabool e., 012 tons, Captain W H. Laycook, irom Mel bourne 5th Jnnuury. Coomonderry, 8., 147 tone, Captain Duck, irom South Coast ports. Balmain, 8 , (04 tons, Captain W. KubboII, from Newcastle. Maori King, «., 3807 tons, Captain F. T. Prestle, from Auck land, via Newcastle. Illawarra, s , 522 tonB, Captain J. Garde, irom South Coast ports. Great Admiral, ship, 1497 tons, Captain Rowell, Irom New York, 9th October. Wodonga, s., 2108 tons, Captain J. E. Meaburn, irom Melbourne. Jandaey 9. Corlnna, s, 1279 tons, Captain W. A. Fearse, irom Laun ceaton. Meeinderry, s, 217 tone, Captain J. T. Joss, irom Manning River, 8th January. DEPARTURES.— Janoasy 8. R.AI S. Arcadia, ior London, via ports. Barrabool, s, for Newcastle. Ville ds ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
ASK TOUR DOCTOR- . [if ' ; W Bfi2E3EJ a ft) E3QB a Mulll . IS MOT BETTER TH&W WHISKY ? TK5S HOT K75ATHER. TUCKED and CO., AGENTS,. LOST. ONE POUffl HIWASDi LOST, from the Belmore Hotel, BLACK ancT TAN SHEEP DOG. Well known. » HIGGENS, MARSHALL, & CO.,. Ill ? West Maitland.. BUSINESS BtiOTBCES. /QUOTATIONS for HEWN and ROUN3- ^5 IRONBARK ; also SAWN DO,, or TALLOW WOOD, for GLENNIE'S CREEK BRIDGE. Apply E. W. Fitzgerald, c/o W. Thompaoa, TJhion Bank Chambers, Sydney. 10S- f|| BUY YOUR TEA fit \ ' DIREST FR®m I1 Arthur Gray & Go.^ AND 385-- PITT-STREET,, SYDMBY, ias PRODUCE EXCHANGE! South' Coast and West Wan Go-wtblfr (LIMITED.) A GENTS for the SA.LE OF STATION, FARM, J3- and DAIRY PRODUCE of every deseripttOD«. Pboduob Stokes, Coot Chambers, and Offices : Sussex & Liverpool Sts* MOTEL. Btfore visiting the Cry wile K--)he Manager fop ' (jra c/ Tariff, (ouejpontlence pramplly attended to« test Holm wood Private ScSiooV FOR YOUMa LftDIES. . Principal:— M...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 9 January 1894
LOCAL NEWS. WiLiiS op the Week. — During the week pro bate duty has been paid on the following eatate3 : W Simmons, WolJougong, .£530; W. Menlove, Ad'eloD', .£3525 ; C. M. Dunn, Broken Hill, XG05 ? ' J. A. J Leahy, Sydney, .£505; J. Holman, Orange, jS549O; M. Benjamin, Glebe-road, £2240; J. W. Thomas, Glebe Point, £415 ; S. M'Kenzie, Burwood; .£360 j A. S. Taylor, f etersnam, *sw ; a. uarron, , Riverstone, £75 ; J. Schilling; Vacy, £320 ; M. Murphy, Shellharbor, £4185; Cora Rose, Sydney, . £270 ; T. Birk3, Darlinghurst, £1700 ; S. Thomas, Waterloo, £290; D. Mitchell, Iaverell, £680; C. Thomas, Goulburn, £9915; M. H. Harris, Sydney, £91,445. Total amount of duty paid, £5043 Is. Planting an Olive roil Their Children. — You always think of olives as coming from the land of Italy. But it is only within a few hundred years that olives have Leen grown there. There is a story told about this. Once there lived in Italy a man who had done a great aeal of good all his life, but who had become...
Here's a State of Things. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
Here's a State of Things. Science has diminished hope, knowledge has destroyed onr illusions, and experience has deprived us of interest. Here, then, is the authorized dic tionary of discontent : What is creation? Afailnre. What is life ? A bore. What is man ? A fraud. What is woman ? Both a fraud and a bore. What is beauty ? A deception. What is love ? A disease. What is marriage ? A mistake. What is a wife ? A trial. What is a child ? A nuisance. What is the devil ? A fable. What is good ? Hypocrisy. What is evil ? Detection. What is wisdom ? Selfishness. What is happiness ? A delusion. What is friendship ? Humbug. What is generosity ? Imbecility. What is mpney ? Everything. And what is everything ? Nothing. Were we, perhaps, not happier when we were monkeys ?
The Terror of Compositors. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
The Terror of Compositors. Talking of the handwriting of men of genius and famous authors, many celebrities have written vile hands, and there are notable men to-day whose caligraphy is almost illegible. That same Joaguin Miller, whose 'Sengs of the Sunland' made a text recently for cigarette paper, scrawls in the most haphazard kind of fashion. I have before me a bit of his manuscript, and it is in a sort of sense un canny to think that this ill-formed, rambling, knock-kneed kind of scribble is really poetry ; see it in type you can hardly believe that the well turned rhyme and the happy thought have been disguised in that blotted, scrubby patch of some thing that looks like writing. Carlyle's manuscript was cramped and crabby. ' What, have you got that man here ?' exclaimed a Scotch compositor, who had obtained a situation in London and found his first ' take' of ' copy' was a page of Carlyle. 'Why I just fled from Scotland to get away from him. Francis Jeffrey wrote a miserable h...